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Willi which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
THE demise of the old and the birth of the new year were fittingly observed in Cumberland and district as well as in othei
parts of thc Island and on the Mainland. Aa is the usual custom, the mines were closed down at noon of the day before the holiday and did not resume operations until Friday morning, thus giving the employees of the Canadian Collieries ample opportunity to
participate in the festivities of the season. During the holiday
time thc weather man was most considerate, and Wednesday afternoon saw a large number of people on the streets, some finishing
their holiday shopping while others were entering upon the initial
stages of the celebration which has become a national custom when
the calendar is changed and another figure added to the long list
that has been constantly augmented since the dawn of the Christian era.
If there had been any doubts as to which nationality predominated in this locality they were dispelled before the new year had
got fairly started on its journey. Those who hail from the
land of the heath and the heather are at all times congenial companions and friends, but on this-one night in the year they fairly
excel themselves, and Wednesday night was no exception to the
rule. And they celebrated tiie advent of 1920 as only Scots know
how. The time-honored custom of "first-footing" and all the
other customary observances of Hogmanay were not forgotten,
and as friends from the old land gathered together many were tlie
reminiscences related of the clays when "we were boys." And for a
brief space of time most of them lived ovcr again the happy days of
their youth before they had left the land of their birth.
Every person seemed on pleasure bent, with the result that a
very large number of Cumberland people journeyed over to Courtenay and took part in the masquerade ball given in that town by the
Great War Veterans' Association. And on their return in the
"wee" hours they continued their celebrations until the approach
of dawn warned them that the great event had been worthily celebrated and that human endurance has its limitations.
At a comparatively early hour in the forenoon of Thursday
the city band serenaded a nuVnber of citizens in their homes and
delighted all wilh their cheering music. Again in the afternoon
the same organization generously enlivened things by a concert on
the main street. Then in thc evening the followers of Terpsichore
enjoyed their favorite pastime at tlie llo-Ilo Dance Hall, and the
festivities accompanying the advent of the new year were not concluded until an early hour yesterday morning.
The usual watchnight services were held in the city churches.
As the hour arrived for the resumption of business the community again got back to normal, better prepared to face the stern
realities of life because of the relaxation which to many comes but
once in the year.
In tho larger cities of Victoria and Vancouver th.e usual large
crowds of merry-makers were on the down-town streets on New-
Years Eve, and the din kept up until well on into the forenoon of
the first day of the year. Especially was this true of Vancouver,
where tlie celebration held this year is said to have been the greatest yet held there with the exception of thai on Armistice Day in
November, 1918.
Men From Overseas Usher in
New Year in Splendid
Masquerade   Hall  One  of  the
Most Delightful Functions
Yet Held.
(Special Correspondence.)
Courtenay, Jan. 3.—Courtenay branch of the Great War
Veterans' Association proved
conclusively on New Years Eve
Ihat they are adepts at, entertaining, and their many friends
who attended thc masquerade
ball given in the Maple Leal'
Theatre will remember it as one
of tho most delightful functions
ever held in this district.
No pains had been spared to
make the event u memorable one, ami
the many kind remarks passed hy
tliotie who were fortunate enough to
lie there demotiBtrateil Hint the oE-
i'orts of tho veterans worn not in vain.
Tho hall was tastefully decorated I'm*
tlie occasion, and bettor inn le than
that supplied could nol have been desired, The only drawback lo the whole
evening was the condition of the floor.
The dancing surface waB good, but
unfortunately in pveparlrig   it those
responsible used graphite. Tills material leaves a smooth and Bhinlng Bur-
fnco. bin Hie black dual which rial ;
from the floor us the dancers glide
ovcr It has ihe effect of almost destroying the line costumes worn by the
ladles,   ospoclnlly   those   of   llghtor
A: i' n lUally the case upon ■neb occasions whore there are a great many
splendid cOBtumos, tin* judges experienced considerable difficulty In arriving ;ii their declBton, but it may be .'aid
thai on tho whole their awards were
Tlie judges wero: Mrs. Kilpatrlck,
Mrs. (l)r.l Butters, .1. McKeniile, 1'.
Booth and Mr. Dawson. Mr. W. H
Cook actod e; floor manager; Following were the prize winners in tho
various events:
Tombola prize - Miss Hazel Lelgh-
litst dressed lady   Mrs. Picket
Host dressed gentleman .Mr. CI
Besl national costume, lady - Mrs.
Host national costume, gontleman -
Mr. B, Campbell.
Business bouse   Miss E. Slaugbtor.
Flower girl—First, MIsb G. Piercy;
second. MIbs B. Fitsgorald.
Ilolio   Mr. E. r. Andoi'ton.
Red cross nurse   First, Mrs. A. McLaughlin; second, Mm. Hanna.
[    Hayseed   Mr. Pritchard,
Splendid   Entertainment   Given
by Children During Which
Santa Claus Appears.
Social Events
of the Week
(Special Correspondence,)
■Anion Buy, .Fan. 8. -Tho Christmas
entertainment given in tho church »vas
a huso huccosb considering tho time
taken in preparation. Appropriate selections'were rendered by the children. One of the chief attractions of
the evening was "I'm Forever Blowing
Bubbles," sung by little Miss Jean
Abrnms. Great credit is due to Mrs.
Haggart for thc splendid manner in
which she conducted the children. The
evening was brought to a pleasant
[•lose by the entrance of Santa Claus,
who presented the children with numerous gifts.
Mrs. M. Wright returned Wednesday
night from Vancouver, where she had
been spending the past month for the
good of her health.
Mr. C. A. Thomas, sales agent for
the Wellington-Comox Agency, was
here on an ollicial visit on Tuesday.
.Mr. A. Ellis returned on Sunday,
from Vancouver, where he spent the
Christmas holidays.
Mr. A. Pollock returned from Nanaimo on Saturday.
The following ships look on coal at
the wharf of the Canadian Collieries
during the week:
Princess Ena, coastwise,
Drumette, coastwise.
Annces, Seattlo.
Andes Maru, Yokohama.
Cheerful, coastwise.
Flunger scow, Vancouver.
I.oret, coastwise.
Waikawa, Vancouver.
Active, coastwise.
Gleefuli eoaslwise. ..
Sadie scow. Vancouver.
Fearless scow, Seattle.
Peerless, Vancouver.
Uurrard  scow, Vancouver.
Eurymamus, Vancouver.
Furl, coastwise.
Clayburn scow, Vancouver.
Princess Beatrice, coastwise.
Oregon scow, Seattle.
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
London, Jan. .2.—Negotiations are
Hearing a close for the return of British prisoners and British civilians
from soviet Russia by the end of Janu-
Old lady—Miss Cuthbort,
Clown- Mr. P. Doconick.
Milkmaid   Miss Helm.
Sportsman-   Mr. .1. Anderton.
Best sustained character, lady Mrs.
II. McKenzie.
Best sustained character, gentleman
Mr. II. McKenzie.
('tunic    Mr. 8, Dalby.
Harem girl-   .Miss F. Beaton.
Best two-Step, lady—Mrs. II, McKenzie.
Best two-step, gentleman- Mr. H.
Best waltz, lady—Mrs, Cook.
Boh! waltz, gentleman Mr, w. r qu
Colored bride   Mis.  Dolly,
A merry evening was spent at the
home of Mr. and \fcfci. Fouracre lust
Tuesday when a number of young
people were the guests of .Miss .Madge
and Mr. Jack Fouracre, Among those
present were: Miss Fdilh Hood. Miss
Ftta Hood. Miss Beatrice Bickle, Miss
Hazel Mounce, Miss Mary Llddell,
Miss Florrle Woods, .Mr. Roland Graham, Mr, Dave Lockhart, Mr. Douglas
Sutherland, Mr. Donald Watson, Mr.
Clive Banks, Mr. .Montgomery Hood.
Under the management of the
Women's Association of the Church of
England a merry ti»me was enjoyed by
the children of the congregation yesterday afternoon, when a real live
Santa Claus was present to distribute
his good things among his many little
.Mr. and .Mrs. W. G* Marshall left for
Xanaimo on New Years Day, where
they were the guests of Mr. George A.
Fletcher. Mr. Marshall returned last
night while .Mrs. Marshall proceeded
to Vancouver for a brief visit.
.Mr. W. B. Dunn has returned to the
city after spendiing the Christmas
holidays in Vancouver with his daughter Irene. While there he was thc
guest of Mrs. W. Hunter.
Mr. A. Jones of Nanaimo. representative of tbe Scranton International
Schools, arrived on Tuesday and left
again on Wednesday.
Mr. Desmond R. Dowdell left for
Vancouver on Wednesday morning,
after spending Christmas with his
parents at Royston.
Mr. W. H. Youhill of The Islander
leaves this week-end on a visit to his
family in  Vancouver and will return
next  Wednesday evening.
.Mr. Thomas Oraham, general superintendent of tiie Canadian Collieries,
left for Victoria on Monday and returned on Tuesday.
Mr. C. IS. Thomas, general sales
agent of the Wellington-Comox agency,
visited Union Bay during the week.
Mr. Joe Gordon and Mr. James Gordon returned this week after spending
the Christmas holidays at Nanaimo
and South Wellington.
Mr. L. Kean returned on Tuesday
from Vancouver, where he spent the
Christmas holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bicker ton of
Ladysmith urv. visiting relatives iu the
Mr. X. Hawkins of (be Canadian
Collieries office staff left for Nanaimo
on Wednesday.
Mr. R. Mackenzie left for Victoria
on Wednesday.
Mr. T. Watson lefl for Nanaimo on
Mrs. Robert McNeil left for Nanaimo
on Wednesday.
Sir. and Mrs. R. Houston are visiting
friends in Nanaimo.
Mr. F. Smith lofl for Vancouver on
Special Dospntcb tu Tho Islander.
Ottawa, Jan. 2—Thc ollicial announcement that Gen. Mew-
burn, minister of militia, and that there has been some shifting of
portfolios was marie on New Years Day, which changes will be
made before the departure of Sir Robert Borden for the south,
citable political conditions will be restored for some months at least
and the government will remain as it is'today until Sir Robert
Borden returns.
Hon. Mai tin Burrell, secretary of state, becomes minister of
LUstoms. Hon. A. L. Sifton relinquishes the poltfollo of public
works for that of secretary of state. Hon. James Calder will bi*
acting minister of militia as well as minister of colonization until
Sir Robert Borden's return, when a permanent minister of militia
will be appointed. Dr. Reid takes the portfolio of public works as
well as the department of railways. The department of mines,
which for the past year has been administered by the secretary of
state, is again transferred to the department of the interior under
Hon. Arthur Meighcn. Sir George E. Foster will be acting
The new Dominion Elections Act will be introduced at the approaching session, probably in February.
Rumored That the Russian Reds Are Endeavoring to Establish
Communication With thc Entire Eastern Portion of Asia—
Said to Have Captured Gateway of Afghanistan—Great
Military Expert Startles London With His Report.
Special Despatch to The Islander.
London, Jan. 2.—The road to India is open and the Russian
Bolsheviki now threaten to establish communication with th'e
entire east, Gen. Maurice, British jnilitary expert, declared today
in an article in the Daily News.
Official anxiety over the military situation in Russia was
heightened by a wireless message from Moscow in which the Russian soviet government claimed its armies had entered Dokhtira,
the gateway to Afghanistan.
An immmediate policy should be established by the British
Government to prevent the further extension of the Reds' sphere
of influence in countries now under British control or protection,
Gen. Maurice asserted. Bolsheviki emissaries have started a concentrated propaganda in the British sphere of influence to the
north and west of India, according to advices here. According to
other dispatches the military opposition to Russia's soviet government is crumbling on all fronts.
Admiral Koliehak's all Russian forces have been driven from
Irkutsk, according to dispatches from the Siberian front.
Tom Moore Chosen to Represent
Canada at International Congress
SPEAK AT COURTENAY ;    .Mrs. li. Rideout Is Bpendllng a brlet
holiday ol Vancouver,
.Mr. Thomas Hudson ol' Union Hay
was a New Yours visitor in the city.
Ilmi. W. ,1. Bowser lo llo Hoard ill Ihe j
Maple Leal Theatre Next Tuesday  Kveiiliiig.
(Special Correspondences | ^^ D.'CR]BAg£^
Courtenay, Jan.   3.—Next   Tuesday
evening Hon. VV. .1. Bowsor, hoad of UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
the Conservative party In British Co-
lumlila and leader of III* Majesty's    (Special Dispatch lo Tho Islander.)
loyal opposition in the Provincial Leg- j    Vancouver,  Jan.  2, -The great   In-
Islature, will deliver an address at the  crease In attendance al the University
Maple I.euf Theatre, Courtenay, com-: of British Columbia is shown by   the
menclng at S::in o'clock. ; lengthy pass lisl which has just been
The chair will be occupied by Mayor I issued. Tlie number of students shows
li. K. McDonald of Cumberland, and an Increase of.00 per cent, over last
everybody, irrespective of party aflllia- year. No diplopias arc Issued on the
tions, is invited to be present. Refresh- [results now made public, but the re-
faonts wlll he sorved by the I.O.D.E. al sulis will be adllod to those awarded al
their rooths, for which a moderato the spring examinations and the final
Charge will be made. [results will lie available about May.
lion. Mr. Bowsor Is malting n tour I
of the province iu easy stages, which '    The government of Poland Is making
would Indicate thai he expects   tho arrangements to Import large quanti-
provincial elections to be held   very  ties of raw raaferlal for manufacturing
shortly.        • [purposes.
Special Dispatch to The Islander.
Ottawa, Jan. 2.—Tom Moon:, president of Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada, has been chosen to represent Canadian workers at the meeting of the governing bodies of the international
labor office in Paris on January 2(1. The Dominion Government also
intends to send delegations, but the'ehoice has nut yet been made,
.Moore will act as a substitute for P. M. Draper, who was officially
nominated by the workers' group at the international labor conference at Washington, but is unable to accept the appointment,
The international labor office is pari of the permanent international
I labor organization created by the treaty'of Versailles under the
auspices of the League of Nations,
Special Despatch in The Islander.
Lille, (Trance, Jan. B.—Production
has been resumed In about half of the
factories of northern Prance, where
the war paralyzed Industry and where
bailies raged. Of tills number, however, about 13 per cent, lure been al
work only a month. Figures show that
in the region 30,000 plants employing
.soo.niiu wnrliers were razed by gunfire
and looted or badly disorganized.
(Special IHepmcli in Tlie lBlnndor.1
Bombay, Jan. 2. 'Moslems an1 angry
over tho peace treaty delays and demand Hk' restoration nf Turkey on the
pre-war baste, declaring that tlii.i U-,
essential tor ihe protection of Islam.
American Consul "At Home."
London, .Ian, 2.—According to,BQml-
nilicial statements from Merlin the
presenl strength of tho German army
exceeds 1,000,000, pari of which Is
camouflaged under tlie name of police,
while the peace terms only permit
100,000.    '
(Special iMspiitcl. i»> Tho Islander.)
London, .fan. 8', The Globs says
there is good authority for Un- stntc
ment thai the DuKe of Devonshire will
decline the Invitation to lengthen his
stay at Ottawa, private lptorests rendering ins return tn England specially
desirable, Page Two.
Music and Photoplays
Vancouver is being included in tho
transcontinental tour of Alien Nielson,
tho great lyric soprano, and this famous artist, known by name and reputation to ihe entire continent will appear in St, Andrew's Church ou Wednesday, January 14. Alice Nellsen is
an artist whose voice lias become
popular iu thousands of homes
through ber singing for the phonograph and all who enjoy Neilson records will welcome with double Interest
her appearance on the Coast In one of
ber song recitals that are today crowding the largest bouses in the great
cities as she crosses tbe continent,
Mlsfl Neilsen's appearance is the first
of a paries of five evening entertainments arranged by the Western Musical Bureau. Following ber will come
Beatrice Harlow ami [Catherine Simmons in n joint recital late in January,
the Mme. Butterfly Concert Co. in February; Villijalmur Stefansson, tbe Arctic explorer, on March 15, and Col. W.
A. Bishop, V.C., D.S.O., the world's
greatest ace, who comes early in April.
*    *    *
Earl Williams, one of the screen's
most finished and popular stars, cann
to the screen with Vitagraph and rose
to his present eminence under the
Vitagraph banner. It is worth noting
that his advent in the silent drama was
due to his tireless energy. He was a
commanding figure on the speaking
stage and dislike for tho every-' ipi-
mer layoff drove him to Vltagraph's
Brooklyn studio, where he applied foi
extra parts. He possessed Ideal qualifications for a motion picture actor
and with the advantage of a splendid
stock training, bis advance was rapid,
and be never left Vitagraph.
Among his earlier successes may be
noted "The Christian," "My Official
Wife," "Apartment 20," "Arsen Lupin,"
"The Mealstrora." Recent Blue Ribbon
features in which lie has starred are
"Transgression," "In the Balance,"
■The Grell .Mystery," "The Love Doctor." "A Mother's Sin," "Tbe Girl in
His House," "A Diplomatic: Mission,"
and "The .Man Who Wouldn't Tell."
Mr. Williams has one of the strongest roles in his career in "A Gentleman of Quality," which will be seen at
tbe llo-Ilo Theatre this evening.   The
picture  is  adapted  from tbe  popular
novel of the same name by Frederic
Van Rensselaer Dey and Is a gripping
drama  of mystery and dual  Identity,
in   which  a  victim of aphasia,  hy  a
strange turn of fate, is forced to marry
the beautiful wife of a twin brother,
of whose identity be never had known.
He is supported by a capable and
well   balanced   cast,   Including  Katherine Adams, Joyce .Moore, James Carpenter, Robert Bolder, George Pierce,
and Ronald Byram.
madel of a transient fashion, and bad
I no illusions on  its  vitality.  He once
remarked that of all his creations only
| tbe "Barber," "Tell" and a part of
I "Othello" contained the stuff of life,
■and time has amp'y vindicated his
1 Judgment.
*    *    *
How thc falling of a brick from a
scaffolding under which he was passing altered tbe course of an actor's
j life and completely changed his personality and motives which governed
all his actions, Is the binge of the
story nP'The Master Crook," which Is
one of the best types of mystery plays
yet produced, and which will be seen
at tbe llo-Ilo Theatre next Tuesday.
Edmund Breeze takos the leading role
as Edmund Breeze, a noted character
actor who Is appearing In bis own production, "A Master Crook."
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Dagmar Qodowsky, daughter of the
famous pianist, Leopold Godowsky, b
to play an important part in a new
picture play, "Tbe Pedlar of Lies."
* *
The attraction at tho llo-Ilo Theatre
on Thursday and Friday next will be
'Puppy Love" by L. Lee, a Paramount
picture, and "A Smashing Career," a
Sunshine comedy.
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Yvette Guilbort has collected a number of "Pastourelles of the XV. Century." From tho days of the Troubadours these quaint old songs with tbeii
archaic naivete have been preserved to
us. But it took the genius of an
Yvette Gullbert to make fresh and delightful in modern ears their pure
melody and musical verse. She has
selected twenty of the most attractive
to be issued in this collection with the
musicinnly and appropriate accompaniments she uses in her recitals, and
with English translation which she
herself has scrutinized and approved.
Maggie Teyte, the English soprano,
has been offered so high a salary thai
she will stay in London and continue
ber success in "Monsieur Beaucairo."
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New songs by Frank La Forge are
said to be genuinely inspired. They
are "Song of the Open" and "Unrequited Love."
January 3, 1920.
lature was elected in tho summer of
1916, and as the lfie of the legislature j
Is four years, unless an extension is i
granted, an election will be necessary [
during the coming year.  As yet no
word has been.given out as to when
the election is likely to take place.
I.n4lj smith Chronicle Appreciates Efforts Put Forth by The Islander
In Newspaper Field.
The following appeared in the last
issue of the Ladysmith Chronicle and
is taken by The Islander as a high
compliment by one who knows:
"Under its new management the
Cumberland Islander has been recently improved, and this week has
Issued a 10-page paper. The people of
Cumberland arc to be congratulated
on having such a fine paper and Tbe
Islander Is also to bo congratulated on
tbo support It Is receiving, making it
possible to supply Its patrons with one
of the best weeklies on the Island."
Mount Azo, a volcano In Japan, has
been unusually active during the past
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
License No. 9-3902
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
Edward Johnson, tenor, has just du-
plicated in Chicago his successes in
Italy, where for ten years he sang
lending roles. Mr, Johnson was horn
in Ontario. He began his career by
singing in oratorio at various festivals In the Eastern United States, and
also ln concert. His success in New
York In these fields and in operetta
was later so marked that he went to
Italy tn study for a still larger field
Winn "Parsifal" was first sung at
La Scala, he created the nnme part,
n:. well as the leading role in many
oi' Puccini's operas, notably "Ihe Girl
oi* the Oolden West," nnd the new trilogy. In I'i.i tti's "Phedre," and In
Montemezzi's "La Nave," the new Italian operas, lie was acclaimed by both
He Italian public and the critics. Mr.
Joh ison achieved his ollicial Chicago
success in "Fedora." In Paris also
he h.is achieved u marked success a;
Pellcas among other roles. The tenor
i i i' ■■■ with the Chicago pera Association, ! ul be will also l.e heard
later In concort.
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'Iheilii Barn, in ihe supor-produc-
ti'in. ■■when n Woman sins," a tremendous drama of a modern Magdale i,
will l.e the headline attraction al the
llo-Ilo rheatre next Monday. The
Btory in "When a Woman Sins" centres around Poppea, a nurse, who, unjustly accused, feels the wild hipul:'
in her blood nnd becomes a dancei
ami a notorious woman. At her feet
men Hing their wealth, their hopes and
their lives, but she toys with then'.
until she meets a young divinity student. Upon his steel-fibred character
her allurements nre of no avail. In
despair, and weary of (ho life she Is
leading, she is about to commit suicide when he sends her a message of
forgiveness In a hunchitf lilies. .
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. Rossini was the divinity of his time.
Ills music swept Europe like n prairie
fire, and the triumphant Jingle of It
could actually drown out for a while
the prophetic accents of Beethoven,
Schubert nnd Weber. Vienna In 1823
gave over a whole season to his operas
exclusively. But Rossini knew better
than his auditors the real value of
his work.  He had tailored It to the
Final Session of Present Local Legls
lature Called fur Ihe Lust of
This Month. \
What in all probability wlll be the [
final session of tlie present Provincial
Legislature has been set to open on
January 29, the proclamation appearing in the last Issue of the British
Columbia Gazette.   The present legls-
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 5-1172
Home, Sweet Home
A wtnderer itood In the darkened street, looking through the
window at 1 happy family within. The scene pictured the longing
in his soul for the home lie did not have.
The man slipped iwiy unseen, and one day wrote a son;; -the
song ol his soul. And this song became immortal j the most
beautiful and pathetic heart-song that the world has ever known.
The man was John Howard Payne, and the song is "Home,
Sweet Home."
You may Ri-Criati in your own home this immortal song
if you own
"The Phonograph with a Soul"
"Home, Sweet Home," "Swanee River," "Kathleen
Mavourneen," "Silver Threads Amonyhe/jold" and hundreds
of other heart-songs are at your rt^Jp^ waiting to be
Ri-Crjated for you by the magic off-Ail groilcit ot all instruments, with ill the richness of melody and depth of expression thit
you have longed for in the phonograph—just like the living artist.
Ifjou love real muiit, aik fir tt topy cf the beautiful
book "Ediion and Mmie;" and "What tbe Crititt Say,"
A. tit bukltt that frevet Ediion inferiority. 247
[j3 G. A. Fletcher Music Co., Cumberland. ^
Next Week
"A Gentleman of Quality"
If you didn't know who you were and a beautiful
woman insisted you were her missing husband—
and you loved her, what would you do? See Earle
Williams in "A Gentleman of Quality."
"When a Woman Sins"
What is probably the most expensive costume ever
worn in a photoplay is that which Theda Bara
wears in the dinner scene in her latest super-production, "When a Woman Sins." It is said that
$5000 was spent for this gown alone.
"The Master Crook"
On his way home one afternoon from a performance a falling brick knocks him unconscious, and
when he awakes he has taken on the personality
of the stage character and he becomes the accomplished crook whom he has portrayed oa the
theatre stage so many hundreds of times.
"Where the West Begins"
A picture that will carry an individual appeal to
young and old alike. Good wholesome comedy-
drama with William Russell well in the forefront
of the screen from the beginning to the end.
"Puppy Love"
A Paramount Picture, and
"A Smashing Career"
A Sunshine Comedy. 1
January 8, 1920.
....   ...
Page Three.
Short Jabs
at Sport
CUMBERLAND should have an athletic club with a building
suitable for the accommodation of such an organization. That
is a statement which we believe no one will attempt to dispute;
at least no one who knows anything of the advantages to be derived
from having such an organization in our midst.
It is a well-known fact that in towns and cities where ample
itccommodation is available for athletic clubs and they are conducted on the proper principle, great benefit accrues to the rising
generation, both morally and physically, and the manhood of those
places is much higher than is the case in places which are devoid
of them. It has been proved on scores and hundreds of instances
that physical and moral development go hand in hand. The young
man who devotes himself asniduously to athletics with the idea of
excelliing, must of necessity live a clean, moral life, and this is-one
of the great, if not the very greatest advantage to be derived from
an athletic club.
If a young man is started out right in life, as he naturally will
be where there is good physical training, he will, in the great majority of cases, continue along those lines throughout the whole of
the years that follow, and the present youth of Cumberland would
be greatly benefited if they had at their disposal a place where they
could acquire good physical training and at the same time amuse
themselves in a healthful, moral way, instead of, as most of them
are compelled to do now, find their pleasure and amusement on the
streets or in places where youths who have not yet attained to
manhood should not be allowed to frequent.
The moral and physical well-being of the youth of the city is
just as much thc concern of those who direct the affairs of the
city as is the building of good roads or the construction of any
other public works. In fact, we beleive it has a greater claim upon
their consideration. A road or sidewalk may be allowed to drop
into a state of desuetude and then be repaired or rebuilt, but the
young life that has been allowed to become accustomed to immoral
surroundings and the youthful physique which has become undermined through early indiscretions and debauchery can never be
brought back to its original state; some improvement may be made
if the youth is taken in hand before he has gdne beyond all hope,
but he can never be'repaired orrebuilt.
These are considerations which should outweigh all others
when looking to the public welfare, because if the rising generation
is not trained and encouraged along proper lines there will be very
little hope for the community when in its turn it takes the place
of those who are now charged with the conduct of affairs.
And there are other reasons why we should have in this city
a good athletic club and building. There is no place where indoor
sports can be properly conducted, which is one of the greatest
handicaps under which a town can be placed, and the crying need
for such a building is felt every day, especially during the winter
months. If anyone is skeptical as to the benefits to be derived
from a well-conducted athletic club, a visit to the Bevan Athletic
Club will soon banish all their skepticism.
It is the plain duty of the older generation to see that the
youth of the city is provided with proper and healthful amusement,
and this can be done in no better way than by supplying a building
and organizing a club where the proper traininng of the young men
can be undertaken. The question is one that the City Council
might well seriously consider, but at all events it is hoped that
something will be done along this line, and that very shortly.
Jimmy Clark,   George   Ross and Joe
Farrel Hare the Dent of Arguments In Terminal I'lty.
Ab throe of the principals ln the
boxing tournament hold In Vancouver
last Friday night have been seen In a
Cumberland ring, the following from
the Vancouver Dnlly Province will be
of Interest to local fight fans:
The Vancouver Overseas Athletic
Club put up a good show Friday evening at the old V.A.C. .building and
four six-round bouts were nn the card,
the feature one, that between Jimmy
Clark and Bert Forbes of Seattle being
reduced to five stanzas.
The Clark-Forbes go was not quite
as good an exhibition as was expected,
both scrappers seeming to lack the
llnesse which makes champions. There
was not much to choose between tlie
two boxers, but Forbes put his face
into one of Clark's punches In the
third round and It nearly put blm
away. Clark, however, could not take
advantage of this opportunity nnd i
the Anal two rounds Forbes came buck
strong but could not overcome Clurk's
lead, Jimmy getting the decision. The
winner appeared to have the advantage In weight.
Johnny Lees refereed all bouts,
while Billy Dixon and I.iout. Conway
acted as Judges. Sam Gothurd was bell-
ln the flrBt bout of the evening,
Clement was given tho verdict over
Billy Trotter after six rounds of
milling. Clement's experience ln the
game, no doubt, wns a big factor In
thc decision going to him ns neither
showed any 111 effects after the melee.
The next affair was between Billy
Young and Joe Farrel In the 126-pound
class and was fight all the way, both
boys showing a lot of class. Farrel
had Ihe advantage of six pounds and
was given the decision nfter six
rounds. This boy Young lights like Ad
Wolgast and with a little more ring
experience will no doubt give a good
account of himself In thc near future.
Oeorge ltnss wns just a little too
good for Lon Holllday and had a shade
in nearly every round. Both boys
weighed 128 pounds.
Basketball League .Standing.
Following   Is the standing   of the
teams    iu    tho    District    Basketball
P. L. Pt.   Pet
Bevan Huskies   II   1   4     .750
Wobblies     2   1   2     .500
Wonders   1   0   2   1.000
Camouflage  a  3  o    .000
Great IlillhmlM Dead.
The death is announced ut Londjm
of John Roberts, one of the most famous of the world's billiard players
He won the world's billiard champion-
Bliip In 1870 and 189(1. He was born al
Manchester In 1817, and has frequently
visited British dominions on tour, sb
well as India, China and Japan.
Sport haB died out a bit through the
festive season. There are many reasons for this, but the main one ls a
desire to stay home at this season of
the year. But right after New Years
the basketball league will reorganize,
and as the weather for the next two
or three months Is not conducive to
outdoor sport this grand Indoor game
should prove u big attraction.
* *   *
The basketball floor will be an admirable place to keep the majority of
the football team in shape and as the
most of the champions have signed up
with one or other of the basketball
teams we should see the boys step out
in good condition next spring when
the local league starts.
* *   »
When Is the local soccer league going to start? ls a question I have heard
many times lu the past month. The
weather will have a great deal to do
with the start of the playing, but there
Is no reason why the organization
work should not be gone ahead with.
There will be quite a lot of work preparatory to playing, and I believe that
as soon as the holidays are over the
local league should call a meeting and
get things goings If the next three
months happens to be open weather
months there will be lots of interest
aroused before the really crucial
games of the Island League start.
* *   *
There are several teams mentioned
already. There is talk of two teams
from No. a, one from No. 4, one from
Bevan and one from the Wharf City.
Union Bay will line up a pretty reliable
team and so will Bevan. A lot of the
boys are out to make the Island
League team and we should see some
of the best football we have seen for
* •   •
The old-timers may take a Jaunt Into
the local league, and tt they do they
will be strong contenders with a
sprinkling of young players to give
their teams the dash and pep needed.
* •   •
Why not have an International game
one of these days? England vs. Scotland? I remember seeing one played
here a few years back that gives me
thrills yet, when I think of the brand
of football displayed ln the good old
days. There waB Donnely, Dargie, the
two Sutherlands, Chas. Walker, and I
can go still farther back to the days
of Sibble, Jimmy Walters, Jimmy
Walker, Bob Somerville, George Brown
and a great many more who were
there at the kicking game.
* *   *
I would like to see this year the
biggest year we have ever had In soccer, and If we intend to hold the honors we won this year we will have to
get out and go. Ladysmith City and
Athletics have Joined forces and wlll
field one team next year. Nanaimo
United intend playing all winter and
they have just landed a couple of Old
Country seniors, but with the support
of the public and wise management we
will make them Btcp again In 1920..
.   .   *
1 see by the papers that three of the
boys who have boxed here lately were
all declared winners In Vancouver the
other night. They were also the hoad-
UncrB of the show—Jimmy Clark, Joe
Farrel and George Ross. They exhibited before a packed house, and the
bouts were restricted to six rounds.
These same boys have travelled to
Cumberland and taken part In ten and
twelve-round bouts to poor houses. It
snys much for the promoters that they
can bring Vancouver'rheadHners here,
but the boxing public In Cumberland
must be harder to please
In the reorganization of the basketball league, Courtenay and Comox
want to get busy. They will have an
Invitation to the reorganization meeting, as they did to the last one, but If
they wish to stay out of the league the
league will have four perfectly good
teams here to carry on with. Schedules
and dates can be made to suit everybody, but everybody interested must be
there when the meeting is called to
have their say.
tV M. M EH K1F] Ell),    Proprietor
Uunatiiuir Ave..      Cuinlierland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
Shoe Repairer, Dunsmuir Avenue
I wish to Inform tho publlc that I
im now In a position to repair by
Look like new, but wear longer.
A trial will convince:
.lubber Heels While Yon Walt.
8. MAVIS,    .    a    Cumberland, B.C.
Athletic and City Football Clubs Have
Joined Forces and Formed a
Strong Organization.
At a largely attended meeting composed of representatives of the Athletic and City Football Clubs held In
the Athletic Hall, Ladysmith, recently,
after considerable discussion It was
decided to amalgamate the teams for
the coming year. The vote to come together was carried unanimously, and
there was not apparently one opposed
to the suggestion, tt was argued on
both sides that a combined team would
strengthen Ladysmith's prospects ot
success in the forthcoming season.
Both tetams are now affiliated with
the Ladysmith Athletic Association,
the following officers were elected:
President, Wm. G. Fraser; vice-president, Andrew D. Robertson; secretary,
J. Watson;.selection committee, It. C.
Wright; N. A. Morrison, A. Michle, Jas.
P. Nlmmo, Alex. Dunslre, Robt. Mould,
James H. Hughes and Albert Radford.
The team will be known as the Ladysmith United and will wear the red
and white colors, while the Intermediate team will wear blue and yellow.
Other details have been left to the
selection committee.
Following are.Boxing Day scores In
British soccer games:
First Division-
Arsenal 1, Derby County 0.
Bradford 1, Sheffield United 0.
Chelsea 1, Oldham Athletics 0.      *
Everton 2, -Manchester City 0.
Manchester United 0, Liverpool 0.
Newcastle 0, Burnley 0.
Preston Northend 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.
Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bradford City 1.
West Bromwlch Albion 4, Sunderland 0
Second Division—
Barnsley 1, Leeds City 0.
Birmingham 0, Leicester Fosse 1.
Bristol City 0, Westham United 0.
Hull City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3.
Nottingham Forest 4, Lincoln City 1.
Rotherham 1, Huddersfleld 3.
Stockport 3, Clapton Orient 1.
Stoke 6, Coventry 1.
Wolverhampton 0, South Shields 0.
Southern League-
Bristol Rovers 3, Swansea 3.
Brentford 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.
Crystal Palace 4, Brighton and Hove
Albion 0.
Cardiff City 3, Merthyr 2.
Exeter City 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.
Northampton 3, Newport City 1.
Portsmouth 1, Watford 2.
Southampton 2, Luton 1.
Southend United 1, Milwall 2.
GUllngham 1, Reading 2.
Plymouth 3, Exeter City 1.
Querrle Charged With Negligence.
Charles Querrle of Toronto, manager of the Arena and well known In
sporting circles, was arrested recently
on a charge of criminal negligence. He
was driving his automobile over the
liloor street viaduct and knocked down
Mrs. Emily Shaw of Forest, Ont.. who
was visiting ln the city.
Party of Well Known Scatter
Gun Men Failed to Carry Out
Their Designs on Ducks.
Everythiing Was Carried Out
According to Schedule, But
Birds Didn't Drop.
•A party of devotees of the seatter-
gun travelled beachward on Sunday
morning with the deliberate intention
of "doing things" to the numerous
water-fouwl which frequent the shores
between Royston and Union Bay. The
human alarm-clock was about at an
unseemly hour rousing his sleepy companions and warning them of the fact
that "we must be there before the
early flight begins." Everything had
been put In readiness the night before:
Billy Gordon saw to It that his Baby
Grand Chev. was tn perfect working
order; Thomas Abner Ripley and
Charley Dalton had bought up very
nearly tbe whole supply of ammunl
tlon In the town, while Billy Merrifield
had spent all ot Christmas and the
two following days ln training his ant
mated decoys. We know he was on the
Job early and late, because he could
hear his "melodious" voice mingling
with those of his captives In the back
yard and as the rehearsal continued
the conglomeration of sounds reached
our room at a time when we wanted
to sleep. After the three days of constant practice, however, Billy declared
his pupils were ln "the pink of condition."
The would-be crack shots were all
satisfied with, their firearms - except
Thomas A., and so he borrowed one
from Mickey which was never known
to miss. And the party started out long
before daybreak with murder In their
hearts. But they returned with a somewhat downcast air shortly after noon
bringing with them one lonely duck,
which they managed to secure by roily
Of course all manner of excuses
bare been forthcoming for the failure
to make good, but for their benefit we
publish the following from a well-
known sportsman with the Idea that
the Information contained therein may
be of some assistance upon future occasions of a similar nature:
"When you have held your double-
barrel straight on the (lying duck, let
go yeur right and left, and got nothing
for your trouble excepting a trifling
dust of tall feathers, do not blame
your gun, your ammunition, the
weather, or your dog.
"Ask yourself if you remembered
that thc thing you aimed at was travelling ut about twice the speed of any
express train you ever travelled on.
Of course, if you shot strtalght at your
bird you missed hlra, If he was any
sensible distance away. By the time
your lead reached where you meant it
to go, the duck was somewhere else.
"Take the following table as furnishing an approximately correct
statement of the speed of the flight of
waterfowl, aiid then try to figure out
how far ahead of a flying duck you
ought to aim at seventy yards to hit
him where you ought to, remembering
that it Is simply wrong to wound the
birds much behind the shoulders:
Average Feet
Per Second.    .
Canvasback     145
Teal  130
Redhead   120
Canada geese  110
Quail    75
Ruffled grouse     75
Mallard :    75
Snipe ■    65
First Baseman Del Galnor and Outfielder Paul Smith have been released
to the Toronto International Leugue
Club, so it was announced in Boston
recently. Galnor has always played
first base, and has been in several
American League teams. Pnul Smith
is a left-handed hitter and a fast player. He is not a stranger to International League fans. Dan Hawley had
him in Montreal, and he also had a
trial with Cincinnati.
Will Battle for Coast Title.
Bud BIddey of Seattle and Georgle
Lee will go four rounds In Woodland
tonight. The bout ls for the bantamweight championship of the Coast.
200 lbs. of Halibut
Rowan's Fish Market
Opposite the Pott Office
Oarfs Kbofenay
TOP, bottom and all four sides
of the Kootenay oven are
evenly heated. That is why it is so
famous as a dependable baker.
There is a thermometer, too, to
tell whether the heat is right or not.
No range la quite so easily managed. Duplex grates
clear the ashes at a single turn. Burnished cooting-
top never needs blacklead. Nickeled steel oven walls
are kept clean with a damp cloth. Well-fitted joints
and dampers hold the lire—and the oven heat—for hours.
Let ui show you the Kootenay. r
Sold by
G.   II.  TARBELL  &   SON -
Page Four
January 3, 1920.
Wife Jslantor
Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland. B.C,
There has just passed into
eternity one of the most remarkable years in the history of the
world, and one which has witnessed greater changes in the
lives and thoughts of the htimai
race than in any other of which
there is any record. During the
305 days concluded with the last
day of December the whole
world has been revolutionized, to
such an extent in some instance!-*
that if those who left this sphen
ten years ago could revisit it
they would be astounded at thc
Most of these changes are the
results of years of education and
agitation which have been going
on in every country, although,
perhapa, tlie Great War was to
a great extent responsible for
hastening their advent. Today
the peoples of all lands look upoi
temporal affairs in a vastly dif
ferent light to that of a decade
ago, and principles that wer<
then denounced as unsound havt
been accepted aa the only true
ones- Never before has tha'
section of the wqrld's population
known as the working clas*-
made such strides in advance
and in moat cases these advance,"
It; ve been secured in a constitute nal and peaceable manner.
It can also lie said that "man':
inhumanity to man" has become
less apparent during the pasl
twelve months. The autocratic
and domineering have, whethei
through choice or compulsion,
come to recognize the claims to
life and a fairer share of this
world's goods by their fellow-
man placed in less favorable circumstances.
For this reason the year 1919
should be a memorable one, and
it is the earnest hope of all who
have at heart the welfare of the
human race that the year just
ended is only the forerunner of
even greater and better ones yet
in store for us.. There is now
much more hope of the Millenium
than there was at this time last
It is rather amusing to read
some of the arguments advanced
by certain newspapers in their
endeavor to prove that they de
not participate in government
patronage, and more especially
under the present provincial
regime. In a lengthy and somewhat labored article, the Cowlchan Leader seeks to prove that
the patronage it received from
the Oliver Government in tin-
way of advertising was nothing
more than ordinary business. Of
course it was business, and
legitimate business at. that; but
the Leader will have to advance
much more conclusive arguments
to convince anyone, including itself, that it secured that business
on any other account than because of its servile support of the
party at present in power. To be
assured of this, one has but to
read over the list of newspapers
which received such business
from the government. Here is
the list as published by tH
Cowlchan Leader, $635.04;
Port Alberni News, $1860.84;
• Prince George Citizen, $10,400.
40; Comox Argus, $1964.52;
Fernie District Leader, $2454
Omineca Interior News, $2655.
44; Prince Rupert News $3997.
65; Kelowna Courier,- $1085.76.
This business was confined to
those papers which blindly support the government while other
equally as good publications in
the same localities which do not
applaud everything done by John
Oliver and his misfits were ignored. Were the giving out of
government advertising conduct-
id on strictly business principles
the list of favored ones would
not be confined to supporters of
the government.
The people may judge for
themselves whether this is government patronage or not.
Those of us who know the
northern winter are aware that
the winter solstice brings us but
little more than to the beginning
of it. What remains of December and all of January, all of
February and a part of March
must pass before we really scent
.'he spring; yet already we have
■cached the shortest days. From
now on we shall be travelling toward the "time of the singing of
birds" at the rate of nineteen
miles a second. Every day carries us more than a million and a
half miles nearer to the end of
our term of confinement in our
Icy prison house-
There is cheer and comfort in
ihe thought, as there always ia
in progress toward any desired
goal. For the present we can en-
lure hardness if only we know
hat we are gaining. More people
cherish the pleasant fancy than
'hose about them Buspect. Let
tome one say, "Well, of course
we've still got most of the winter
ahead of us, but the days are
growing longer, anyway," and
ee how sure some one else is to
inswer, "Yes, I've always been
,dad that the shortest day comes
io early in the winter."
So in our hearts even the most
prosaic of us cherish some little
sud of fancy.
couver Island in this respect, as
evidenced by the brand which
was supplied here during the
holiday season.
It is stated upon reliable authority that already there has
been a marked falling off in the
number of "prescriptions" written by the medical fraternity.
It is not stated whether this decrease is the result of the rescinding of the war-time measure or the "resolutions" made at
the festive season.
Berkshire boar, Glenora breed; $50.
W. R. C. Wright, Duncan, B.C.   1-2
Notice ls hereby given that I, the
undersigned, will not be responsible
tor any actions or debts contracted
by~my wife, Hattle G. Munro.
49-4 John Alexander Munro.
It  would  be  interesting   to
now the number of good resolutions made at the commencement of the new year that have
•ince gone by the board.
The meetings held by Hon. W.
J. Bowser in different parts of
the province just now Beem to be
causing the misfits at Victoria
considerable alarm. It is predicted by many that that alarm will
develop into a stampede before
the coming elections are over.
The Pacific Coast states may
boast of their splendid climate,
but they have nothing on Van-
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take this opportunity to thank
their many patrons for their
support during 1919 and wish
them continued prosperity in the
New Year.
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We extend to You and Yours
Heartiest Good Wishes for a Joyous
Christmas, and that the New Year
may be one of Health, Happiness
and Prosperity. January 3,1920.
Page Five.
Secretary Bunbury Explains Position of ljis Organization on
Question of Politics.
When Candidate*; Are Definitely
Announced Veterans Will Decide Where Support Goes.
Editor Islander,—The G.W.V.A. ot
this city wish to correct the Impression caused by a remark made by Aid.
T. Banks re the coming municipal
elections and quoted in your paper as
follows: "I don't see that tliero would
be much use In any ot us running. Thc
Islander says tho veterans are entering the field and arc going to elect
their men, so what Is the use In us
The above remark was in bad taste
and not according to facts, though
Aid. Banks probably intended it as a
With the exception of Capt. J. C.
Brown, who had already declared his
Intention of competing for the position of alderman, and whom his comrades would naturally support, the
veterans had merely decided to discuss
the list of candidates when it was
presented to the public and to support
with their influence those who iu their
opinion would be ln the best interests
of the city.
Mr. Banks' remark would lead people to believe that it .would not be of
any use for any members of tho present council to seek re-election us the
veterans had decided on a slate of
their own. This, as 1 have stated, Is
far from the facts, as the veterans
have no intention whatever of trying
to control any council that may he
elected, or even to have a slate ot* their
own, but simply to exercise the right
every citizen has of supporting such
candidates as they consider would
make the best councilmen ln the Interests of all parties.
We are not boosting for any party
ln particular; we are not even sure at
present who Is going to be In the running, and least of all do we wish our
good friends the general public to get
the idea that we are in any way trying
to run things. We are combined together in a spirit of comradshtp fostered by danger and hardship, suffered
together, for self-protection against
those few who envy us, In that we took
a chance which they shirked, and obtain, if possible, some return for our
services, which would be a fair compensation for at least the time and
money we lost In the last four years.
We have done our duty and on out-
return we And that we have to combine ln the endeavor to force a most
reluctant government to do theirs.
Our answer at present ls thousands of
returned men vainly seeking work and
being advised by government agents
to apply to a charitable Institution for
that assistance which should be given
to us as our right by the government.
In conclusion, we wish to say that
Chairman  Extends  Thanks  and  Announces That All Divisional Offices
Arc to Be Closed.
The following letter was received by
Mr. E. W. Bickle during the pa3t week
and Is published for the information of
those Interested ln the movement:
Mr. E. W. Bickle, chairman,
National War Savings Committee,
Cumberland, B.C.
Sir,—By nn order-in-councll from
Ottawa, under date of December 12,
1919. nil divisional offices of the National War Savings Committee are to
be abolished on December 31.
I am therefore writing to thank nil
the members of our sub-committees
for thc most excellent and active support they have at all times rendered
tbe war savings movement iu their
various townB and districts, and to ask
them to continue their efforts on behalf of the movement under thc new
arrangement, during the future.
Por your Information and guidance
I may say that thrift stamps will still
be on sale at all the postofllces and
banks, but that certificates In denominations of $5, $10, $26, $50 and $100
bearing interest at o% per cent compounded half-yearly, will take the
place of the present war savings
stamp. These certificates will mature
throe years from date of purchase.
The public can still save In thrift
stamps, with thc Idea In view of exchanging same for the above mentioned certificates in amount's an required
The minister of finance Is very appreciative of the Intercut you have
shown in the movement in tlie past,
and hopes that under this new arrangement the country can still rely
on the continuance of this voluntary
and patriotic help from euch one of
Chairman National War Savings Committee.
we most heartily thank those who
show their kindliness and real patriotism towards us by their deeds and
who ignore the remarks and efforts to
create dissension between us, and all
who feel friendly towards us by those
who took good care not to be heard
from when the call was Issued: "Your
King and country need you."
Cumberland G.W.V.A.
Public notice is hereby given to the
electors or the Municipality of the
Corporation of tlie City of Cumberland
that I require tlie presence ol" the said
electors at the City Council Chambers
on Monday, the 12th day of January,
1920,. at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing a Mayor, six Aldermen,
two School Trustees, one License Commissioner, and one Police Commissioner, to represent them on the various
boards for the ensuing terms.
The Mayor and Aldermen shall be
elected for a term of one year. The
School Trustees and License and
Police Commissioners shall be elected
for a term of two years.
The mode of nomination of candidates shall be as follows:
The candidates shall be nominated
in writing; the writing shall be subscribed to by two voters of the Municipality as proposer aud seconder, and
shall be delivered to the Returning
Officer at any time between the date
of the notice and 2 p.m. of the day of
nomination; the said writing may be
In the form numbered 5 In the schedule of this Act; and shall state the
names, residences and occupations or
descriptions of each person proposed,
iu such manner as sufficiently to
Identify such candidate; and in the
event of a poll being necessary such
poll will be opened on Thursday, the
15th day of January, 1920, at the
Council Chambers, Dunsmuir Avenue,
Cumberland, B.C., of which every person is required to take notice and
govern himself accordingly.
No person shall be nominated or be
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Alderman, School Trustee, License
or Police Commissioner, unless he be
possessed of the qualifications by law
required of those officers, and unless
the candidate shall, on or before the
hour of 2 p.m. of the day of nomination, furnish the Returning Officer
with a statement in writing, specifying the land or real property upon
which he qualifies, his nomination
shall be invalid and shall not be acted
upon by the Returning Officer.
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Mayor are as follows:
He must be a British subject ot the
full age of twenty-one years and not
disqualified under any law, and have
been for the six months next preceding the day ot nomination the registered owner in the Land Registry
Office of land or real property in tlie
city of the assessed value on the last
.municipal, assessment roll of $1000.00
over and above any registered encumbrance or charge and who is otherwise qualified as a municipal voter.
The qualifications as candidate for
Alderman, School Trustee, License
and Police Commissioner, are as follows :
They must be a British subject of
the full age of twenty-one years and
not disqualified under buy law, and
have been for six months next preceding the day of nomination the registered owner iu tho Land Registry
Office of land or real property In the
city of the assessed value on thc last
municipal assessment roll of $5oo.oo
or more over and above any registered
encumbrance or charge, and who ls
otherwise qualified as a municipal
Given under my bund at the City of
Cumberland this 27th day of December, 1919.
Returning Officer.
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The first train leaves at 6 p.m.,
For the land where the poppy grows.
And mother dear is the engineer,
And the passenger laughs and crows.
The palace car is the mother's arms,
The whistle, a low, sweet strain;
The passenger winks, and nods, and blinks,
And goes to sleep in the train.
At 8 p.m. the next train starts
For the poppy land afar,
The summons clear falls on thc ear;
"All aboard for the sleeping car!"
But what is the fare to poppy land?
I hope it is not too dear!
The fare is this—a hug and kiss—
And it's paid to the engineer.
January 3, 1920.
Opinion Prevails That the Two
American Republics Are
Drifting to War.
Carranza's Defeat at Elections
Only Hope of Averting
a Clash.
I've convinced myself that you can
toll a lot about people by their Christ
mas card:,, writes Valerie in the Daily
Province. It's Just as interesting a^
telling fortunes or reading palms. The
exciting thing about It Is that people
will say things that way that they
wouldn't dare tell you to your face and
some of the boldest cards come from
the most bashful men. If you don't believe me look carefully over your owr
Christmas and New Year greeting!
and see if I am not right.
For Instance: I never thought Jack
was one of the slushy kind, though, o1
course, I knew—well to begin with
there are those two turtle doves on tin
face of the card and then inside- there's
a lot of stuff about "forget-me-nots'
and other thing.-: like that. Jack's om
of those dense sort of fellows, doesn't
aee when lie's being encouraged am"
doesn't know enough to buy a box o:
chocolates when he takes a girl to thc
show. It Isn't that he's stingy—just
sheer stupidity. He always gets frightfully red when he meets me, and thai
must be a sign of something. He's
never said a word about what one
might call "love," hut thinking over
that Christmas card and reading between the lines there's evidently more
In him than I thought.
Here's another one: "Think of me,
etc., etc., for I forget you not." The
significant part about this card is the
fact that Instead of the ,usual snow
nnd ice business the picture recalls a
perfectly good summer Bcene. There's
a boat on the water, and, coming to
think of It—well I do remember once-
well, you know what It is on one of
those gorgeous summer nights, and If
wasn't my fault anyway. Still It shows
a certain amount of constancy In his
"Merry Christmas and many of 'em."
Just that on one or those beastly flvo-
cent cards. Cheek, I call It! Of course
I know he's Infatuated with that fat
lump of a Smith girl. Not that I care
who It In, but. thank goodness, I never
tied myself up to a man without a
share of romance in him—would be too
deadly dull for anything. I wish I
lindii'l sent him—Oh, well, perhaps it'll
get lost In the Christmas rush.
I do hate this sort of thing (Frank
alwayB was a prig), starts out. with
"Peace on earth, goodwill, etc.," and
end* up with all good wishes from F.
S. It's a perfectly hideous card, with
several pious verses In Old English
lettering, find n rotten holly design In
(ino corner. It's a plty.because Frank's
so adorably handsome and henps o*
Rlrls would be Just rraby about blm
I'd like to know If he sent Elsie anything: she was frying to Insinuate to
tne the other day -I bet he didn't JuBt
the same, and If he did 'Bpect It's Just
ns had as this, or worse. Of course I
hope, for her nuke well, I don't know—
II might be just ns well it she found
out his real character at once. It's an
awful tilling to fall In love with an
lilrlo. Not that I ever cared for Frank
in that way-
Here's one. Oh, that's from n girl.
"Wishing you happiness, etc." then
there's a little nolo scribbled on It—
"So sorry have not pcpii much of you
lately. We do hope you have a lucky
year." Wonder what hIio means by
hoping I'll have a lucky year.    She's
says I treated Harry shamefully, and
if I don't look out—but I suppose
mothers think It's their duty—
I Just love this—Oeorge always was
a perfect dear. Mother says she can't
understand why I throw away all my
;ieat chances. Isn't this sweet of him—
' The old. old wish that still rings true,
A merry Christmas, friend to you."
When I told George I'd be a slater to
him—0 bother the men, anyway. They
;enerally get peeved when they're
turned down, and there are mighty few
that'll go on keeping you properly
iupplied with flowers and theatre tickets. That's why I think so much of
Did you ever hear anything so abso-
utely silly as this—"Seeds of Olad
ess"-- all about looking through dark
louds, sun shining tomorrow,    and
catterlng. seeds of Joy—that's    from
Elplse. She's always telling people I'm
rlvolous and It's easy to see that I
mve no capabilities for the real thlngi;
if lite. I wiBh Elotee would mind her
iwn business. Nothing from Jim—he's
tier brothor—awfully good looking, but
terribly .slow.   ' ..
Here's another of those cheap things
that's funny, because I stood behind
'iftn for about ten minutes yesterday
ind he was picking out some beauties
now I wonder—well I never thought
much  of his taste after  he  started
ruBhlng that long, lank, skinny thing
he's crazy about. It's perfectly absurd
what Borne men seem to see tn that
Sirl. Of course she's really quite nice,
"Here's Old Pal to You"—we'll of all
the nerve—after I told him 1 had ab-
iolutcly no use for that sort of thing
and that when girls were in business
—I suppose be thinks that because I
wasn't going to let him paw me aboul
-he must be one of those ' Idiotic
creatures who say that because women
have the voto they ought to bo lot
itand up In a street car. If he thinks
I'm going to be one of his pals he's
very much mistaken. I call It an Impertinence, and I've a good mind tr
cut him.
This sort of till lg always annoyr
me: "You have my hearty good
wishes." Of all the spiteful little hypocrites—1 never had the slightest Ides
that she and I both—well that Percy
meant, anything to us, and even If he
did prefer me she needn't have gone
and told him—when It was only "kiss
In the ring," and that sort doesn't
noan anything. It Just shows what
:ihe really Is.
Haven't I aome perfectly lovely
cards? Oh yes,'thSre're a lot more. I
just love getting heaps and heaps of
them, It's so Interesting. That's Arthur's ring—put them all In that
drawer, quick—he's a perfect dear, and
bringing me the darllngest set of furs
—he'd be furious.   Come ln.
A writer ln a well-known American
magazine Bays:
Affairs In Mexico are always In disorder. Though the execution of Gen.
Angeles and the proceedings that have
followed the abduction of Mr. Jenkins,
the American consular agent at
Pueblo, would be of sensational Importance In almost any other country,
they do not apparently greatly stir tho
Mexicans. Those events not only give
proof of the disturbed and confused
administration of publlc affairs In
Mexico, but bear a threat of more
serious conditions to follow. Yet nothing apparently troubles the Carranza
administration, which, like the Duchess in Alice ln Wonderland, Is calmest
when In the mldat of tumult and a
rain of broken crockery.
The execution of Gen. Angeles is
likely to arouse Villa and to stir up
fresh rebellion in the northern provinces. Angeles was long military and
political adviser to Villa; he was one
of the ablest, sanest and best-educated
men In Mexico. He lacked only self-
assertion to make him a conspicuous
party leader. He saw active service tn
France during the war and is credited
with helping to perfect the famous
French Held gun—the solxantc-
quinze, or seventy-five. At his trial he
Insisted 'that he had never been a
traitor to his country. But he had been
a dangerous enemy to the Carranza
regime, and when he was arrested in
northern Mexico his life was as good
as sacrificed before the Bring squad.
The persecution to which Mr. Jenkins was subjected, after he had been
abducted In broad daylight from the
heart of a Mexican city and obliged to
pay a heavy ransom for his release,
was well calculated to Irritate all
Americans. It was the kind of pin
pricking at which Gen. Carranza is
expert, and with which he especially
enjoys tormenting the United States.
It is doubtful whether the episode will
lead to war. With really Job-like patience, our government has put up with
a hundred manifestations of President
Carranza's hostility and Ingratitude;
and unless Mr. Jenkins suffers something more than the inconvenience and
Injustice of arrest, It Is not ligely to
let Itself be badgered Into a fight. It Is
quite possible, however, to presume
too far on Uncle Sam's easy-going
nature, and It would be less safe to
give him deep cause for offense now
than it would have been a few years
If war with Mexico can be avoided
for another year, we may hope for
better relations, for Carranza's term
expires early In 1921, and few other
Mexncan publlc men have his obstinate suspicion and dislike of the United States. '
Photographs by Lightning.
Killed by lightning while standing
under a tree during a storm, It was
round, on medical examination, that
the victim's body was marked with the
Imprint of the tree. Such a freak Is
not uncommon. Thc markings on thc
skin are reddesh brown In color, aud
resemble photographic Imprints of
trees or Bhrubs. Lightning, however,
plays many strange tricks. A girl war
I onco crossing   a meadow    durlnjf'n
Just got engaged herself—just catty,  t,lun(1(,r Rtorn) when 8ho waH Htn|<,k
1 «»l>«'ct. by lightning. Although bvery shred ol
"Hut let constancy abide. Constancy dothlng was torn from her, she her-
Is the gift of heaven." Be|f me|.e|y experienced slight glddl
Fancy preaching to me when  he's
Just as bad himself. I'd hate to marry
a man who was always throwing your
past up at you like that, and It's a
good thing I had the sense to break
il off when   1 did. Uf course mother
ncss. In another extraordinary case a
man was killed by lightning while
riding n borne through a storm, but
the animal was untouched and un-
alarmed and carried his dead master
home at a gentle trot.
Notice of the following appointments
appeared In the last Issue of the British Columbia Gazette:
Frank Sweatman of Aea:is!z to be a
stipendiary magistrate In and for the
Cecil Frederick Harold Somerset
Rhodes of Cobble Hill to be a justice
of the peace.
Phllllpo Roy, Commissioner General
of Canada In France, to be a commissioner for taking affidavits within the
state of France for use in the courts
of British Columbia.
To bo notaries public-
Thomas Venables Scudamorc of the
city of Vancouver.
Harold Eric Landman of North Vancouver, barrister nnd solicitor.
Cyril Gainsborough Beeston of the
city of Vancouver, barrister and.solicitor.
Alexander Altken Gray of the city
of Vancouver, barrister and solicitor.
Frederick JameB Carter of the city
of Vancouver.
James Frederick Mother of the city
of Vancouver, barrister at law, to be
district registrar of the Supreme Court
at Vancouver.
Paul Ewart of the city of Golden to
be medical health officer aud medical
Inspector of schools for Golden aud
surrounding district, vice R. G. Stevenson.
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Gold Dust 3 for $1-00
Old Dutch Cleanser 2 for 25c
Cream Sodas, Arrow brand, regular 25c each, 4 for 90c
Sweet Biscuits, all varieties, regular 20c, 6 for $1.00
Kellog's Rice Flakes, regular 15c each, per packet 10c
Malkin's Best Pancake Flour, regular 40c, now 3 for $1
B, & K. Wheat Flakes, regular 45c, now 40c
Magic Baking Powder, regular 35c, now 30c
Peanut Butter, Squirrel Brand, regular 40c, 3 for $1.00
Blue Point Oysters, regular 40c, now 3 for $1.00
Pickles, regular 40c per bottle, now 35c
Eggo Baking Powder, regular 35c, now 3 for $1.00
Vinola Lotus Toilet Soap, regular 35c, now 25c
Any Spice, regular 15c, now 2 for 25c
Tomato Catsup, 1 gallon - $1.00
Master Mechanic's Soap, regular 15c, now 5 for 50c
Cocoanut, fine loose, per lb 35c
Pink Salmon, regular 40c, now 3 for $1.00
Red Salmon, regular 50c, now 40c
Anchor Brand Coffee, 10-lb tin, regular $5, now.... $4.00
Sunkist Orange Marmalade, regular 25c, now 2 for 45c
Yellow Corn Meal, 5-lb. sack, regular 45c, now 40c
No. 1 Japan Rice, 50-lb. sack, regular $10, now $8.50
Rolled Oats, 7 lb. sack 60c
20-lb. sack  $1.55
Graham Flour, 10 lbs ,. 80c
Yellow Cornmeal, 10 lbs 75c
XXX Brand Best Tea in bulk 55c
All tea prices advancing now.
Silver Spoon Tea, lb. 65c
Blue Ribbon Tea 65c
Malkin's Best Tea 70c
Shelled Walnuts, lb............... 80c
No. 1 Japan Rice, 3 lbs. for 50c
Japanese Oranges, box .... $1.25
Coffee Beans, baked, lb 40c
Apples, Rome Beauty, box $3.o5
Jonathan Apples, box $3.50
Best Cooking Apples, box $3.00
Brunswick Sardines, 5 for.... 50c
Horseshoe Salmon, tin 25c
Nice Cups and Saucers, gold
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Page Seven
The World Over
After a long Illness John Curry, one
of the best-known old-timers of Ladysmith, passed away at the home of his
son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Kerr. Deceased was. born In Durham county,
England, In 1S40, and migrated to California in 18G2, where he lived for one
year, coming to Victoria in 1863. After
a short residence there he left for Carl-
boo, In which district he spent many
years, following mining, and later left
for Nanaimo, arriving there In 1875.
About thnt time lie married Miss Sarah
J. Brlggs, and lived until 1901 In Wellington, coming to Ladysmith In thai
year. In. 1885 he was severely burnt In
the mine at Wellington. With a partner, Mr. Peter Breunan, he was
caught In an explosion. He made 111:
escape, but returned to save his partner, and in doing so was severely
burnt in tlie hands, rendering him
unable to longer follow mining. Deceased was held In very high esteem
by a largo circle of friends, who will
regret to learn of bis death. Ho leaves
a brother and a sister in England,
another brother, Joshua Curry. In Victoria, a daughter, Mrs. tjrving, In Vancouver, a son, John Curry, in Ladysmith, and six grandchildren. Mrs.
Thomas Kerr, who died in Ladysmith
In 1909, was also a daughter. Thc
funeral took place from Jenkins' undertaking parlors at Nanaimo on Wednesday and was largely attended, Hev.
F. L. Carpenter conducting the religious services. The pallbearers were:
Messrs. Harry Wilkinson, M. Wilkinson, William Sanderson, Charles G.
Allen, Joseph Malpass and Jas. Gourlay.—Chronicle.
Hon. J. H. King, minister of publlc
works, announced the appointment of
John A. Wilson ol Vancouver to the
position of acting inspector of dykes.
with Jurisdiction over the Lower Frn-
ser district. For ten years Mr. Wilson
has been a resident of British Columbia and on the outbreak of war he proceeded to England. He joined an infantry battalion immediately and afterward transferred to the Itoyal Engineers, where his special abilities could
be utilized. With that famous corps lie
held a commission In the Egyptian expeditionary force and saw a great deal
of active service lu Egypt and Palestine. Before coming to British Columbia ten years ago Mr. Wilson held Important positions in the province of
Alberta, where he was engaged in irrigation and municipal engineering
enterprises for several years.
Subject to certain stipulations made
by the cabinet, a grant of $200,000 will
he made by the grovlncial department
of industries to the Canada Western
Cordage Company of New Westminster. The company will have to secure
exemption from taxation by Now Westminster for a period of ten years and
the shareholders must subscribe for
stock to the amount of $100,000, of
which $30,000 must be pnid up. Iu the
latter event, 50 per cent, of the advance will be paid over to the directors of the company and the remaining
$100,000 ls to be paid over on payment
of $30,000 on shareholders' notes held
by the company, and secured payment
of the unpaid balance of their stock.
Louis Celle, with the ribbon of the
Military Medal attached to his tunic,
is the last of the Ladysmith boys to
return home from overseas. Louis was
one of the first from this district to
enlist for war service, and at the time
of the signing of the armistice had
served over three years iu France. He
is the second of the Celle boys to win
honors at the front, Joe having also
won the Military Medal. Louis arrived
home oil Tuesday evening, and his
many friends are extending their
hearty congratulations to him on ills
Connaught Tunnel, the five-mile bore
under the Sclkirks at Rogers Pass,
Will be lined with concrete. Work on
the project will commence nt once.
Three houses at the cast side of the
Georgia street viaduct, Vancouver,
were recently destroyed by fire. No
damage was caused tp the roadway.
Mayor R. H. Gale lias announced
that ho will he a candidate for a third
term as mayor of Vancouver.
R. B. Russell, whose trial at Winnipeg on the charge of seditious conspiracy occupied almost a month, war
sentenced tn two years al Stony Mountain Penitentiary last Saturday.
The Canadian Hoard of Commerce
has announced that It may go after
those packing houses which merged
with American concerns.
A total of sixty-live cases of sleeping
sickness have been reported at Winnipeg with twenty deaths during the
months of November and December.
As a result of a shortage of teachers
In Kent county, Ont., the school Inspectors have recommended to the
minister of education that temporary
certificates be granted to a number of
young women who have had normal
school training. The cnuBe of the
shortage Is said to be a general movement on the part of teachers to enter
George J. Clements; also known as
"Jack" Clements, appeared lu (he city
police court lu Winnipeg on Friday on
a charge of murder and waa remanded
until Wednesday next, when William
Elnlck and Harold Burdis, charged
with the murder ol* William DeForge,
wlll appear. Clements pleaded guilty
to the theft of Ihe two revolvers which
were used lu tbe shooting, admitting
that be and Elnick stole the guns several days before the murder.
Fifteen persons In the government
lighthouse and wireless station at
Belle Isle face death by starvation because or the failure of delivery of
their winter provisions.1 The government employees there include two
lighthouse keepers, three wireless operators and their wives and children.
The government steamer Aronuiorc,
loaded with provisions for their relief,
foundered a few weeks ago. Another
steamer has been delayed iu reaching
the government station because of the
bad weather.
Secretary J. J. Morrison of the United Farmers of Ontario and often
thought of by those watching tlie
march of the United Farmers of Ontario events as tlie power behind the
tlirune. lias sharply criticized the system under which the present Drnry
government makes appointments to
tlie civil service of tlie province.
One man lost his life and property
to the value of $50,000 was destroyed
In a fire at the street car barns at
Moncton, N.B
The Canadian Board of Pension
Commlsslbners has completed arrangements with the British Government whereby tbe bourd will take over
the payment of pensions to all Imperial Government pensioners and
their dependents now residing in Canada or the United States.
Announcing that during tlie last
year all liotela that bad been closed
owing to tlie liquor regulations had
been reopened, W. May, provincial
hotel commissioner, predicted that
every town nnd village of any size In
Manitoba would have a hotel before
the end of this year.
It Is rumored at Ottawa that Sir
Robert Borden will make a voyage to
South Africa on the battleship Renown as the guest of Admiral'Lord
A farmers' paper Is to be published
in Portneuf county, Quebec.
four years to provide medals for the
men who actually did the fighting In
the war. The men who did not do the
fighting, he said, could wait a little;
there was no urgency about It.
Replying to a question as to whether
he was aware that thousands of Canadians who took their discharge in
England are now stranded there, and
whether arrangements can be made
with the Canadian Government for
free passage for those desiring to go
home, Col. Amery, under-secretary
for the colonies, said the men had expressly waived their right to free repatriation. No doubt special cases of
hardship would receive the Canadian
high commissioner's careful consideration.
The announcement thut tbe White
Starjine is going to divert the Megan
tic from the Canadian service, for
which the ship was specially built, to
the Australian trade, has caused comment, and the owners explain the action was taken on the direction of the
shipping controller, who" considers the
step necessary In the national Interest.
Great Britain aud France have decided to divide command of the business In cotl'ee distribution done from
Hamburg, Germany, In pre-war days.
More crimes of violence were committed In London last year than in any
previous year. This ls said to be an
aftermath of tlle war.
Irish political prisoners at Dublin
decided to call off their hunger strike
on Christmas Day utter a visit from
the lord mayor.
Great Britain has started a systematic campaign to regain world trade
lost during tlie war.
Emphatic Answers by Muy
Who Have Benefited
by T.R.C.'s
The body of Capt. Cedric Ernest
Howell, one of the British airmen iu
the Loudon to Australia (light, who
lost his life when his machine was
wrecked off tlie Island of Corfu on
December 12, was washed ashore at
Corfu and hurled at the foot of a beautiful mountain by an English chaplain,
according to a Corfu dispatch to
The non-Ilglitlng section of the British forces are clamoring for their war
medal, but Winston Churchill in Parliament, said it would take three or
Frederick William, former German
Crown Prince, will be Included In the
list of persons whose surrender for
trial Is demanded by the French. The
ex-crown prince, It ls Bald, will be
charged with criminal offences, including looting and robbery with violence, committed In France.
A bond of $12,500,000 will be required of the exporters of 30,000 barrels of whiskey from Louisville, Ky.,
before their cargoes can be shipped.
President Wilson was (13 years of
age last Sunday.
The striking steel workers at Cleveland, Ohio, have decided not to return
to work on the recommendation of
their officials, and the latter have been
dismissed from office.
A bill has been introduced in tlie
French Chamber of Deputies to authorize the government to operate the
coal mines In the Saor Basin recently
taken from Germany.
The Sultan of Egypt has rebuked
tho university students for issuing a
document stating that British soldiers
had profaned the mosque.
Recent IloodB did great damage in
Switzerland and Northern France.
Thirty years ago a man conceived an
Idea; then for fifteen years he experiment-
ed. Hii Idea was tor a prescription that
would remedy rheumatism. . He did not try
to diacover the uuknuwn infective agent
responsible for the disease, but attempted
by a series of drug combinations, to obtain
a formula that would drive the disease out
of the human system.
Imagine a Doctor writing prescriptions
tor rheumatism for fifteen years, keeping
careful record of each, reducing a quantity
here a bit, increasing it there a fraction,
always getting a little nearer the desired
goal, always getting better results from
those under his treatment. Fifteen years—
and then a day when success seemed absolute. Cose after case Improving, growing
well. Then fifteen more yenrB of trial, each
year confirming the virtue of the prescription. Wonldn't you believe such a formula
well nigh perfect!
We do! Templeton's Rhenmitlc Cap.
sub's were first conceived in 1889, first
perfectpd In 1904. first advertised In 1919.
Ask the thousands who have used them If
they do the work. "Absolutely yes!" wttl
he your answer. Agents everywhere. Not
fn your town! Then write Templeton's
Western Branch. Box 152. Victoria. Booklet free. T.R.C.'s sent post paid for $1.04.
Sole agent for Cumberland, A. H
in good condition. For further.particulars apply at the Furniture
Store, Courtenay, B.C. 50-2
4, block 6, Dunsmuir avenue. Ten
ders may be addressed to Box 298,
Cumberland, up to the end of 1919.
Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 47-4
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
Hit.   It.   P.  CHRISTIE
Pbone IK
Office:   KINO BLOCK,
Cumberland, B.C.
Paolo Monte
Shoe Repairing a Specialty.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B.C.
\U    ^
Second Annual
January and February
Clearance Sale
Watch this space for our Second Annual Clearance Sale. Our present stock must be cleared out
below cost to make room for new stock about to
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland.
SEE   OUR   WINDOWS       ^£1
SEE   OUR   WINDOWS       °%$
In Comparing
Your Electric
Light Bills
for the months of October and November remember
the following facts:
1. There are three times as many hours requiring
artificial light in winter as in summer.
2. Previous to daylight saving the average daily
hours of use of electric "light in residences during October were 4 hours and 50 minutes.
3. The average use during November was 6 hours
and 10 minutes.
4. The repeal of the Daylight Saving therefore added
another hour each day to the normal increase of November over October.
5. This makes 2 hours more burning for each day or
G2 hours for the month.
In order to prevent needless complaints the Boston
Edison Electric Company prepared a card, reproduction
of which is given above, setting forth the causes of
higher lighting bills in November than October.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. o. 314
Our Christmas and New Year's
s   Stock is Complete
Consisting of Watches,
Jewellery, Cut Glass and
Watches from $2.75 up.
Rings from $1.25 and up.
Brooches $1.00 and up.
All the latest Books and Magazines in
stock and arriving.
Watchmaker and Jeweller,
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer   The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water I
Cascade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
Full liie of Pure
Fruit Flavors.
U. WATANABE, Proprietor.
Ladies' and Gents' Suits
Made to Order.
P.O. Box 43.
Cumberland, B.C. Page Eight.
January 3, 1920.
ADVANCES IN SALARIES t,i™,„ ■ u ,„• ,„... „„„.,. „,,,, .*.
;  , Miss Gcoglicgan DIsiiIiij Ability       *&
is Musicians. ^
Board of School Trustees Decide to Increase Pay of City Peda- .,,„. many rrlonda „f Ml0 puplls orjjj
gogues—Schedule Submitted by Teachers Could Not Be|Mr8. Oliver ana Miss aeoghegan were\%
Adopted at Present, the Board Deciding That II Could Not delighted wi„, the ul|Vil„„ml0,u U- &
Legislate for Five Years Ahead. ,,,,,,-i,. Bbbwn at the recital given In  %
  the Church o£ England Hall on Wed    W
The school teachers of Cumberland are to receive increases'.in . ..,,,,.„. laBt and llic yolltWu] nul_ IB
their salaries; that was decided upon last evening at the meetingLc|ans ,,,|Lll,,.(| (.mlit mi| (mlv „pol, «
of the Board of School Trustees. But they will not get all they UnlBeImi but al80 „,,„„ thcl|. tutor8,1
ask d, nor will they receive yearly increases; at I ast future ad- Rev. Mr,.cbmioy kindly acted as chair- '••
vancea will be considered year by year, as the School Board does man and Mrs. i\. j. Richardson took HK
not Eeelthal it can very well legislate for five years ahead.   No one charge ot the refreshments,   ai the jjjt
can ti II what conditions may be bifore thai time expires. conclusion of the programme ■ ;*^
,       .11        • ,i,i       i ii    formal uauce was held Srft
In only one instance has the board granted the advance asked,     l,„llmvl„(. ls ffie programma a8 ,.„„. «
and in this case they exceeded the demand by $25, Principal Rich- d81.ad. \m
ards of the public school receivii g §1676 in place of $1650 asked, Nareissum     e Porkln «•
The request of the teacher;; sel I n salary of the h:'gh school prin- j Thine Alone a. O'Brieu
cipal at $2000, but the board de( ded it could not grant more than Stately Grace .....
$1800.   The hitch school assistant asked for $1500. and thc board|^ugSubiie"
has granted $1250,  The remainder of the teacher; receive an increase of $100 each per year.
Following table shows present salaries, tho amount asked and
that granted:
Present      Asked    Granted
High School— Salary
Division 1   $1500
CHILDREN   ENTERTAIN •        *$'K\/£*VES:«rv*i?rfi.^
FRIENDS AT RECITAL jg        '"" --*"-•"■* — *'  :   -  »    I»^WR..^JWH.3I?».
... d. Waller  '0i
II. Parnham
igio Cahtnbile Op. (Beethoven)  •  M. Mordy
Division 2	
Public Schools-
Division J. Senior Grade	
Division 2, Senior Grade 	
Division 3, Intermediate Grade
i) vi ion 1. Intermediate tirade
Division 5, Junior Grade	
Division 6, Junior Grade	
Division 7, Junior Grade	
Division 8, Junior Grade	
Division 9, Junior tirade
Division L0, Junior Grade
Division 11, Intermediate Grade ...
Simple Avi'u C. McKinnon
A Cay Little Dance M. Jones
Dnnse Caprice  K. llichurdson
Vateo Mignonne   Ella Hood
Shepherd's Evensong   S. Berkeley
Wanderer's Return  C. Bird
Soldier's March u A. McKinnoil
1250  Twilight mi the Mountain .),. Peacey
Spanish Dance  A. Jones
titullcfi of II"' Grcnl War Veterans' As.
sncialiiiii  Eiilcrlnln Friends nl
Concert nnd Ounce.
The Women's Auxiliary of the Gronl
War Veterans' Association entortalnec
their friend'; al a most dellghltul con
cert and dance In the Church of Hub
land  Hall on Tuesday evening, when!*"'
there was a capacity audience.     The'
llr. Nell McFadyen and Mrs. Thomas
E. Bunk's May Stand for
Although neither of them have made
any definite announcement, it is likely
that   Mr.   Neil     .McFadyen     ami   .Mrs
Thos. E.  Banks,   memmbers    of tin
t* School Trustees whose term
ul* I hi
evi ning  was given
lirst   pa
oyer to lite concert,   which    was art
ranged hy .Mrs. Ull  who was also
responsible for the orchestra, comix, ;ed of Mr. and .Mrs. Loken, Mr.
Wheeler, Mr. Saunders. Master flos-
mer Morgan. Dancing wound up the
proceo line Mr C J. Bunbury acted
as chairman ol tho concert and a vol-
it teer orche La suplied the music for
dai cing. Mrs. Olivi r acted a t accompanist for the concert In a most acceptable manner,
ft sum of .> 13 wn; realizod, which
will : c de ol ! to Hi ! urpoaes of the
Womi n's- \u>i!lu y r llo* Ing i tl i
prog;ninnn re. d ed, which vi i high
ly i. ,yi l\
Chaii n an'e n marks      C. J. Bunhury
Song   Mr. Huise
Ri citation '  .Miss Ecclo <>;
I           Mr; Pearson
Song     Mrs.  I'lkel
Violin solo   Mr. Lakeit
Recitation   Mr. Comley
. ong   Miss Drapet
Bo ig ...  Mr. Jonet
Recitation          Mr. Davidson
ihe ladles wish lo thank Rev; Mr
fVmlev for the free use of the hall.
I uni oi I'liniiks.
Mr. James *[*. Brown, Sr., ami family
wl li to express their heartfelt thank,
io friends nn* their kindness and prac
Ileal sympathy during their reconl be
, i   i ment on thc death "i Mrs. Brown.
expires this year, will seek re-ciee-
tlon. Tiie chairman of the board. Mr
W. Willard. has expressed his desire
tn Mr. .McFadyen and Mrs. Banks tlint
lltey again take office, and they will
ikely aeeede to his request.
Members   of   Holy   Trinity   Chit roll
Mi ke I'rcscnlnliiin to Mr. and
Mrs. Pcncoy.
There    wns  ;t  1- 'ge    gatherli ■; o
nembers  of  Holy   Mnlty Church  i.t
in parish  hall  la i  evening for Ihe
urposo of s lying g tod-liye to Mr. and
'.   II    Peacey, wlto urn leaving
tvt'5   tot   Victor
" hie- ee.  .Mr. and .Mrs.  Peacey have
■eh members of Holy Trinity congre-
:t!o.   tor  inure than  twenty  years,
'.nd during that period they have beei
; i m.,. t.h most act! ,'s ft'Ot ,,<■::   in tin
;i'.'!'. E Male, who came here about
he same lime as Mr. Peacey, on i<e-
:ali of the congrt nilion, presented
Mr. and Mrs, Poacoy wiiii-a beatili"*^
3leetric reading lamp, ai d expres
Christmas Piece 	
Robin's Return	
Pleasures of Youth
  F. Wood
... II. Focliner
Edith Hood
 'I'. Graham
c. Sutherland
Sailor Snug.    A. Grieve
Pink Domino Willi/   E, Benuie
Alpine Glow A. Dallos
Merry Peasant   D. Wilson
Fairy Wedding   It. McDonald
Mrs. Oliver and Miss Geoghegan are
it present busily engaged in training
heir pupils for tlie operetta which will
ye staged during the month ol* February.
liriile Narrowly    Escaped    ilelog lnt%R
Serious Accident lo Train After     j£j!
Leaving Ship. 2p
Alter ;i journey from Darlingtoti. ' *•;
England, during which sho fnarrowly Jar*!
escaped being on the train which met I 01
Itsaster In the stale of Maine recently ^
md wliieh was tarrying passengers k|
Irom Ibe vessel oil which she sailed. ; .,,
.Miss Isabella Watson arrived in cum e|
berland last Sunday and on Now Years g*j
I :ay was married at the Church of jS
England to .Mr. Frank Duke Martin, 0\
Rev. F. Comley performed tho coronfo
ninny am! the best man was Mr. G. V'*"
Oliver, tho bridesmaids being Aliss j.'S
Richardson, Miss Jones and Miss Bird. 3|j
Mr. Martin saw considerable active *>*
service overseas and met his bride v**;
while in England on leave. jjjj
Band Has Good Surplus.
According to the statement of Sec-:
retary S. Jackson ol* the t'u nberland
City Band, that orgiinizatinn has Ihe
i splondId total of $1QS.S7 on hand. ,The t-*
to take up their ■                                       , {*$
| full financial statemenl has teen un- **;
avoidably crowded out ibis week, tin "*&
will appear ill t ur next issue. 01
  ^ __|      ^ _ _^ jjt;
|    well finished off, shingled outside; ^
|    situated   on  ,\Viiiderinei'e   avenue; jg\
|    cheap I'm* cash. Apply Wesley Wll- aJJ;
lard, J.P., Cumberland.           ( l-i' '£.
Anglican    11  a.m.,
p in .  Hey. tun scbtinl;
Grace Methodlsl   1!
2:30 p.m., Sunday schoi
andwlck;  3:3i
p.m., Cumber-
p.m., ser
vice, subjecl  * l be   Church    and tin
( niiiiiiuniiy."
St. George's   Presbyterian    Sorvicoi
will lie coudui led as u u.tl tomorrow
Giving I p Business.
Announcement ;.■ made by Mi*. Ezzj
nt v.u.y si Haddad Uml bis llrm wll
retire iron,
1 innbeiia
leep regret of Ihe whole memboi'- FOR KAI.10 -SHERLOCK MANNING 0,
nip ai the less Hie church ia this clty.| Player Piano, stool, 25 rolls oi inn- ^
.-as sustaining   Mr,  Peacey  made ai    sic; in flrst-clnss condition; at a bar-  'ftf
gain, $4G0.  For further  particular!    hj,;
cnqulra til*  Woiley  Wl'.b.rd, r^oiit, | -™
iVeling it'tily. expit sing bis regret at
having it) separate from old ami trl°d
Ill annul thrco weeks. The slere nv.w
OCCUpIed !>> Ilielll lias bt'.'ll lei I" Ml*,
Gordon, win. v. ill establish a gn>ccr>
(Hpeclnl llispnlcli In The Islaniier.l
Stockholm, Jan. J. .', rumor that i.
unofficial inn is related is d|lU
Trotsky has been assassinated. Trotsky Aits leading his troops in person
when a revolution broko out among
ti„. lie.I soldlors anil the Bolsheviki
leaders were shot dowlr.
Drug Store
wish to announce in the public ol' Cumberland
and district that the drug business heretofore
carried on by Mr. A. II. Peacey has been taken over by
Mr. Ralph E, Frost, formerly of Grandview, Vnn-
;; 0
-    ai
School Supplier
We carry a lull line of the,latest SchotiWRppliKs.
Our Motto;   Purity, Accuracy and Lowest'-Prices.
Commencing Saturday, December 27, and for one week, we will make
some sensational offers in our sale of Ladies' Coats.
We have a choice assortment, in fact our stock is heavier than it should
be, and we intend selling every Coat at a price that will effect a quick sale.
The assortment comprises some very nifty   Coats,   in many leading
styles, bolh in tweed and velour.
Ladies' Rain Coats will be sold at a great reduction, and our stock of
Heavy Rubberized Motor Coats will be included.
A few Girls' Coats will be cleared out at far below today's values.
A Chance Not to Be Missed
You Can Save Dollars on Above Lines
Be on Time Saturday
Grocery  Specials
Our line of Grocery Specials cannot be excelled.   Note the following:
Graham Flour, 7-lb. sack, regular 65e, for 50c
Quaker Oats, regular 40c, special, 3 for ..'. $1.00
Robbie Burns Pancake Flour, regular 3'0c, for 25c
Pacific Milk, 16-oz- tins, regular 20c each, special, 7 for $1.00
Pacific Milk, baby size, regular 10c, per doz. S1.00
Canned Tomatoes, Royal City brand, regular 25c,special, 5 for $1.00
Apricots, 1-lb. tins, regular 30c, for 25e
Peaches, 1-lb. tins, regular 30c, for 25c
Pride of Canada Maple Syrup, quarts, for  $1.25
Lowney's Cocoa, half-lb. tins, regular 35c, for 30c
Lowney's Cocoa, 1-lb. tins, regular 65c, for „ fiOc
We have Cowan's in same sizes at the same prices.
Libby's Olives, 4 oz., plain, regular 25c, for 15c
Queen Olives, quart mason jars fiOe
Stuffed Olives, 4 oz 25c
Stuffed Olives, 0 oz.  50c
Grapelade, made from Concord grapes, 1-lb. tins 25c
2-lb tins  50c
3-lb tins   75c
Libby's Apple Butter  25c and 50c
You save sugar by buying both of above lines,
Quaker Pork and Beans, each  10c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, regular 20c, now 3 for 50c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, large, regular 35c, now 30'
Pilchard's "Snow Cap," half-lb. tins, regular 15c, now 2 for 25c
Ditto, 1-lb. tins, regular 25c, now 20c
Notwithstanding the great advance in teas we are now making a special
effort to give good value. Here is a leader. About 100 'lbs- tea to be
cleared at, per lb. (iOc
To lovers of Coffee there is nothing like fresh ground coffee. Try our
two leaders:
No. 1 grade, per lb. 75c
No. 2 grftde, per lb , C5c
Everyone uses soap, or should use it. Note the undermentioned:
Crystal White Soap, regular 2 for 25c, special, 5 for 50c
Royal Crown Naptha, 3 for 25c
Gobelin Soap, 3 for 25c
Magic Washing Tablets, 0 in package 25e
Witch Soot Destroyer '. .,  15c
Witch Wallpeper Cleaner, per tin 25c
Simon Leiser & Co.
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