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With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
Cumberland is to have a huge logging camp right at its door.
This is assured by the fact that Messrs. Bloedel, Welsh & Stewart
have acquired lot 93 in the Nelson district and are making preparations for taking the standing timber from it.
Lot 93 contains between 5000 and 7000 acres of the best timber in the province, and the spot at which the logging camp will be
situated is not more than three miles from this city. Announcement of the purchase of the timber land by Messrs. Bloedel, Welsh
& Stewart was made this week, when it was also stated that that
firm intended buildiing a line of railway ten miles long from the
logging camp to the booming camp, which is to be situated about
midway between Royston and Union Bay.
Lot 93 is bounded on the north by the Trent River, and it is
stated the company will run its railway line along this stream so
as to be assured of a good grade and to avoid heavy expense in
building the line. The road will cross both the Esquimalt and
Nanaimo and the Canadian Collieries railway lines not far from
Royston by means of a viaduct.
The booming grounds will be located about three miles from
Royston towards Union Bay, and the timber will be conveyed to
that point over the railway.
A start has already been made on the construction of the railway. The lumber is on the ground and men are busily engaged in
erecting bunkhouses for the men engaged in railway construction
work. It is expected that the railway line will be completed within
two months, and that active logging operations will be in full swing
by the middle of the summer.
As the Trent River is about three miles from Cumberland,
and it is the intention of the company to have their camp located
near that stream and on the western portion of their claim, there
will be approximately a thousand men located within a short distance of Cumberland. What this will mean to the city may readily
be understood. But in order to reap the full benefit of the trade
which would naturally result from the presence of so large a body
of workmen, it will be necessary to construct a good road from the
city to the camp. With this object in view, it is said that a number
of prominent citizens are bestirrinig themselves in the matter and
representations will be made to the Provincial Government on the
No definite information could be obtained as to the figure at
which Messrs. Bloedel, Welsh & Stewart purchased the timber
limit, but it is stated to have been a good round sum. Experts
in the lumbering industry state that the timber standing on this
claim is the best in the province.
Berlin Discredits Report that Allies
Ask Support of German Government
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
London, Jan. 23.—A wireless dispatch from Berlin discredits
the report that the Entente is asking the German Government to
support its demands for the extradition of former Emperor William. It adds that the general opinion is that the government
would be unable to comply with such a request "by the Entente
without the authority of the Assembly, a majority of which would
oppose it as an act of revenge- If the Entente really insists, the
dispatch continues, this could only lead to the resignation of the
present government, which would terminate all efforts peacefully
to put into effect the Versailles treaty and that civil war would
break out in Germany.
Reported That Holland Will
Not Comply With Allied
Demand for Extradition
(Special Dispatch to. The Islander.)
The Hague, Jan, 24.—That the Dutch government's
reply to the Alied note demanding the extradition of the
former kaiser is a flat refusal, is reported here today,
the reply being deciphered at the Dutch legation at
Paris, but its contents has* not yet been revealed.
Public and press took it for granted that the Dutch
government would not comply with the extradition
demand, basing its contention on the legal obstacles.
Business Men ot Cumberland Asked tn
Attend nnd Prepare for an liner-
getlc Campaign.
A meeting of the Cumberland Board
of Trade, or what remains of It, is
called for 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening next at the City Hall. The meeting is called for the purpose ot* formulating plans for prosecuting an energetic campaign in the interests of the
city, and every bushiest man and
others interested in the advancement
of Cumberland Is asked to be present.
It is proposed to make the Board of
Trade an influence In the community,
nnd it is hoped that the business interests will be fully represented.
Brief Answer Which Will Be Sent to
the  Hunlclpul Inspector With
Itegurd to City Finances.
A letter was read at the City Council meeting on Monday night from the
municipal inspector asking that certain forms be made out supplying all
information as to the city's debt. When
the city clerk had completed the reading, His Worship Jlayor McDonald
said: "Tell him we have no Indebted-,
ness." And several aldermen casually
remarked that the city was not going
to get into debt any more, and this remark was heartily endorsed by all
Attractive   Programme  Arranged  by
Cumberland' City Band With
Mayor In the Chair.
Tomorrow evening the Cumberland
City Band will hold a sacred concert
at the llo-Ilo Theatre, for which a
varied programme has been drawn up,
including a short address by Mr. Geo.
Bell, M.L.A. of Victoria. His Worship
Mayor .McDonald will occupy the
chair, and a collection will be taken
up to defray expenses. No children
will be allowed to attend unless accompanied by parents.
What Is Real Purpose Behind British
Withdrawal of Troops from Germany?
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
London, Jan. 23.—Speculation as to the real purpose behind
the war office order withdrawing the British troops from the
plebiscite areas in Geremany has been drawn from the war office's
definite statement that Great Britain is not contemplating the
dispatch of troops to the Caucaus region or anywhere in Russia,
and tha"t the withdrawal is entirely dissociated with any such
movement, present or prospective.
Want Mure Money.
Three of the city employees applied
to the City Council at its last meeting
for increases in salaries. They were
Mr. Baird, Mr. Coe and Mr. Mordy. As
tiie whole question of finance and salaries will be taken up in tlie near
future It was decided to lay the applications over until the next regular
Court of lievlslon.
In another column will be found the
ollicial notice of the court of revision
for Cuniberlflfrl. The first meeting
will be held at the City Council
Chambers on Monday, February 9, at
7 p.m. All complaints or objections to
the assessment must, be in the hands
of the city clerk on or before Thursday next. Jan. 2H. otherwise they will
not be considered.
Another Request for Magistrate
Cumberland City Council is again asking the Provincial Government to appoint a police magistrate for this city. At the last
meeting of the council thc city clerk was instructed to write again
regarding this question. The council this time decided not to offer
any suggestion in the way of names, but to leave it to the government to make their own selection. Aid. J. C. Brown offered the
Lame of a well-known citizen as a good man for the position, but
Aid. Thomson interposed an objection, and so the suggestion of a
name was pressed no further. Up to the present no reply has been
received from Victoria.
Whist Drive und Drunce.
A wlilst drive and dance will he held
in the Church of England hall on the
evening of Thursday, January 29,
under the auspices of the church hall
committee. Tlle whist drive commences sharp at 8 o'clock. Refreshments will be served.
Wlll Meet Alternate Mondays.
Counting last Monday as the first
meeting night, the City Council decided that the regular meetings of that
body should be held on alternate Monday evenings at 7.30 o'clock. The
next regular meeting will he held a
week from next Monday..
Vancouver, Jan. 23.—The B. C.
dairymen cloeed last night the best
convention in their history after they
hat lraid optimistic and Instructive
addresse- from Hon. Mr. Barrow, mln
Ister of agriculture, and Dr. Ruddlck
of Ottawa, also members of the staff
of the university. They were delighted
with the aims and growth of the 11.
C. agricultural department. Hon. Mr,
Barrow dealt with the value of co-operation, and Dr. Ruddick explained
that prices of milk in all cities is governed by the world's price for dairy
products. The price at which the
cheese man sells his surplus in the
world's markets regulates the price
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
Ottawa, Jan. 23.—The government
has finally settled for (2,000,000 the
claims of Sir Charles Ross for compensation for the expropriation of his
rifle factory and plant at Quebec
under the War Measures Act ln
March. The case was pending ln the
Exchequer Court and was to have
come up for hearing In the spring.
Much Fin In Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 23.—Chicago has ten
thousand cases of flu. ln the past
twenty-four hours forty-three deaths
from pneumonia have occurred and
there were two hundred new cases.
Successful Dance.
The first of a series of dances which
are booked for the Union Hall was
held on Thursday evening, and a good
crowd was present. A competition has
been started as to which is the best
name by which the assemblies shall
be known and prizes are being offered
for those who are successful.
Matinee This Afternoon.
There will be a matinee this afternoon at tbe llo-Ilo Theatre, and there
will be Saturday matinees until further notice. An admission fee of 10c
will be charged. The matinee commences at 3 o'clock. At every show on
Saturday evenings hereafter an equal
charge of 25 cents will be made for
adults and children, but no children
will be admitted unless accompanied
by a guardian.
Publicity far Cumberland.
At the meeting of the City Council
on Monday night, Mr. Norris, representative of the Wrlgley Directories
of Vancouver, spoke with reference to
the city subscribing for the directory,
and stated that free space would lie
allotted to the city for publicity purposes. It was decided to subscribe and
give the city the benefit of the publicity to be derived from a write-up in
the directory.
I'nlon Ray Shipping.
The following vessels called at the
Canadian' Collieries wharf at Union
Bay during the week:
Hope, coastwise.
Tahiti, San Francisco.
Masset, coastwise.
Clcnboro, coastwise.
Princess Beatrice, north.
Lornet, coastwise.
Annacls, coastwise.
Clayburn, Vancouver.
-Prince Albert, Prince Rupert.
Princess Ena, coastwise.
Queen City, coastwise.
Storm King, coastwise.
• Plunger scows, coastwise.
Cheerful, coastwise.
Active, coastwise.
Moonlight scows, Vancouver.
Oregon scows, Seattle.
Achates, coastwise.
Malaepina, coastwise.
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
London, Jan. 2.3.—Canada will have to pay as much towards
the upkeep of the League of Nations as will Great Britain and
more than Belgium, Brazil, the Argentine Republic and other
countries whose population is equal that of the Dominion or is even
This is one of some interesting points brought out in an interview with Sir Herbert Ames, whose position is connected with
financing the League of Nations.
The reason Canada has to bear a relatively large share of the
cost of the League is that it was decided to apportion the cost
according to the classification of the International Postal Union,
and Canada is ranked by the International Postal Union as a first-
class power.
Sir Herbert Ames is Canada's sole representative on the
League staff. The appointment of the Dominion's representative
on the deliberative body of the League Assembly must be made
within a few months, as he must attend the first meeting, and
that is now expected to take place in April.
The hope is expressed in London that if Sir Robert Borden
decides he cannot continue as Prime Minister of Canada he will
become Canada's delegate to the League or take an appointment on the international high court of justice in connection
with it.
Great War Veterans Urge Extension
of Moratorium and War Relief Acts
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
Vancouver, Jan. 23.—The Great War Veterans Association
of Vancouver is urging the extension to March of next year of
the moratorium and the British Columbia war relief acts, which
nominally expire in March of this year. It was declared at their
meeting last night that the soldiers are not yet re-established and
it would mean great hardship if they were compelled to meet certain liabilities, unless an extension were granted.
The veterans also appointed a special committee to enquire
into the possibilities of the Provincial Government operating one
of the idle mills in the province to enable the soldiers under the
housing scheme to get cheaper lumber, for which they are now
paying inflated prices.
There was also read to the meeting a letter from Hon. Wm.
Sloan regarding the recent federal order-in-council on open fishing.
Ottawa is considering the question of financial assistance for returned soldier fishermen.
Major Wolfementon, M.C., a Vancouver man, after five years
service overseas and recently returned, has been appointed secretary of the Vancouver School Board. He enlisted with the Gth
D.C.O.R. in 1914 and was transferred to the 29th Battalion and
won his M- C. in 1916.  There were thirty applications for the post.
Soviet Troops Continue Their Successes
and Have Cut Off Crimea Peninsula
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
London, Jan. 23.—The Russian Soviet forces have virtually
cut off the Crimean Peninsula from the mainland, according to an
official statement issued at the war office in Moscow received here
by wireless. Other advancing troops are lighting about six miles
north of Perekoh and have repelled enemy counter-attacks about
nine miles west of Genichesk, the statement says.
Another Moscow dispatch reports the anti-Bolsheviki forces
as evacuating Eli/.abethgrad, in the northern part of the government of Kherson and hurriedly rctrcutiing towards the Black Sea
Marshal Foch Denies Senational Rumor
of Possible Polish Attack on Bolsheviks
London, Jan. 23.—Dispatches from Warsaw appeared in English papers on Thursday declariing that Marshal Koch was proceeding to Warsaw within two weeks and suggesting the likelihood of a Polish attack on Bolshevik Russia. These reports are
denied by the French foreign office, and Marshal Foch says lie
knows nothing about them.
The Daily Herald, the labor organ, asserts that Poland plans
t. march on Kiev and the occupation of many Ukranian towns.
This is denied. Another Warsaw dispatch says Poland's army is
able and ready to turn back the Beds whenever an attack by the
latter is made. Page Two
January 24, 1920.
Music and Photoplays
THE measure of patronage
accorded the three Vancouver young ladies who ap-
appeared in a musical recital at
the llo-Ilo Theatre last Friday
evening was not in keeping with
the standard of the performance,
although those  who did attend
showed   their appreciation   by
generous   applause.   Entertainments of such a high order   deserve better at the hands of the
people of this city, and such lack
of support cannot but have the
effect    of    discouraging   other
artists from coming here.
, The programme was a varied
and pleasing one, although perhaps the number of performers
was too limited for a full eve-
ring's  entertainment.   Without
doubt the hit of the eveniing was
the singing of Miss Olga McAlpine.   This talented young lady j
has ti magnificent contralto voice
and she displays   excellent   and
thorough training in her   work.
Her initial number, Sognai, was
executed in a masterly manner
and showed her qualities to better advantage than any other of
her selections; however, it would
appear that such classical selections are beyond the appreciation
of   the   average   auditor.   Miss
McAlpine's rendering of "Three
Fishers," "Loch Lomond"   and
"Robin Adair" as well as Tosti's
"Good-bye" was fully appreciated, more especially the latter.
The work of Miss Stevens on
the violin brought forth much
applause, which showed that the
audience enjoyed and appreciated her performance. Miss Stevens, however, was not up to her
usual form, and this may have
been accounted for by the chilly
atmosphere of the theatre. It is
a difficult matter to perform
properly on a violin when one's
fingers are cold. Miss Stevens
draws a beautiful tone from her
instrument, but her technique is
faulty in spots. This was the
more noticeable when playing in
the fourth position. She also
showed too great a tendency to
slur, a fault very common among
violinists. Her harmonics were
clear and firm and they were
used to good effect.
Miss Williams on the piano
demonstrated that she is thoroughly conversant with her instrument, although, like Miss
Stevens, she was handicapped by
the cold. Her final number
Liszt's "Campanella," appeared
to be her best performance of the
evening, and for this she was
accorded most hearty applause.
These talented young ladies
appeared at Courtenay on Monday evening, where they repeated their Cumberland success.
•  •  •
There was a fairly good house
present to greet the Ward Waters
company at the llo-Ilo Theatre last
Wednesday evening and they were
treated to an original and Interesting
programme. Mr. Waters amused
greatly with his various character
sketches, his make-ups performed on
the Btage being a source of delight
especially to the ladles, He and Mrs.
Waters opened the programme with n
whistling duel In which they succeeded in winning the audience, which
paved tho way for a good reception
during ihe remainder of the evening.
Miss Edna Falk, a contralto of rather
high merit, delighted the audience
with her singing, her selections being
mostly well-known old-time melodies.
The trio appeared to advantage in two
playlets, "The Dressmaker's Bill" being particularly amusing. Mrs. Waters' In her child Impersonations was
very clever, although perhaps her
voice Is a trifle weak, being scarcely
audible at the rear of the theatre. As
usual, the ubiquitous boy was present
in the front-row seats and succeeded
in amusing himself much to the annoyance of those who were anxious
to hear the performance. It ls an unusual thing to hear an actor address a
portion of the audience requesting
them to keep still.
•   *   *
The third of the Elllson-Whlte
Lyceum Bureau attractions Is booked
to appear at the llo-Ilo Theatre on
Wednesday, February 4. The company
Is known as The Artists' Trio, and is
composed of three talented and charming young ladies.
Mrs. Vera Mackelvle is a charming
young woman. She has studied for a
number of years at the Chicago Art
Institute and is known for her excellent draftsmanship. This, combined
with a btautiful personality and a line
singing voice insures a pleasant evening.
Miss Florence Thorpe is a beautiful
girl who for two years was with the
Beverley Entertainers as one of their
leading members. The mandolin in lie
hands of an amateur ceases to he ;■
musical Instrument, but In the hand
of Miss Thorpe beauties are revealed
which few people have ever known existed in the mandolin.
*   «   *
Miss Thorpe Is the possessor of a
rich contralto voice, thus contributing
an important feature to the programme
by her singing.
In .Miss Alma Merrlman a real fine
lias been made as a reader. She pos
sesses an exquisite voice and rea
histrionic ability. Her part of the programme constats of really interesting
material, new stories and sketches
used by no other reader. She is especially good in character work. Miss
Merrlman also plays the piano ami
There will be an advance ' iu the
prices of admission for tills performance.
.   *   .
There will he the usual moving picture features ut tlle llo-Ilo next week.
A lisi will he found on this page.
15  to
Watt Tungstens now each 35c.
Watt Tungstens  now each 40c
Watt Nitrogen Lamps each 75c
Watt Nitrogen Lamps each 117c
This is the Third Drop in the
Price of Lamps Since the
War Ended
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
Home, Sweet Home
A wanderer stood In the darkened street, looking through the
window at • happy family within. The scene pictured the longing
in hit toul for the home he did not have.
The man slipped away umeen, and one day wrote a long—the
•ong ot hit iouI. And this long became immortal | the most
beautiful and pathetic heart-long that the world has ever known.
The man wu John Howard Payne, and the song is "Home,
Sweet Home."
You may Ri-Criati in your own home this immortal long
if you own
"The Phonograph with a Soul"
"Home, Sweet Home," "Swanee River," "Kathleen
Mivourneen," "Silver Threads Among the Gold" and hundreds
of other heart-songs are at your command; waiting to be
Ri-Ciiatid for you by the magic of tfcYs grcJ&t ot all insttu-
ments, with all the richness of melody and depth of cjrjwj'ion thit
you have longed for in the phonograph—just like the living artist.
If Jtu hvi rial mutit, aik fir it ropy ef tht beautiful
book "Ediitn and Muiiti" and "What the Criliti Say,"
tin bttklet ttatf revet Ediitn tuptriority. 247
VT G. A. Fletcher Music Co., Cumberland. jj
'i January 24,1920.
Page Three.
MAYOR McDONALD outlines policy he wishes to see
AT the inaugural meeting of the City Council on Monday evening last, after Mr; E. W. Bickle had administered the oath
of offlce to the members, His Worship Mayor D. R. McDonald
addressed the council, during which he outlined some of the things
he wished to have attended to during the year, and he was followed
in turn by the various aldermen.
His Worship first drew attention to the necessity of being
careful of the finances. The city is now free of debt and it was the
duty of the council to see to it that the same conditions prevailed
at the end of this year, if possible. There were many important
matters to be attended to which would require money, but the
council could only go as far as the finances would permit. Unfortunately the city was circumscribed in the matter of raising
revenue owing to the limited amount of property within tin city
limits, and this must constantly be borne in mind. The majority
of the members of the old council had been returned, and with the
two new members he felt sure that 1920 would show an equally
good recvd as that of 1919.
Referring to the lighting system, His Worship said the time
had arrived when something must be done to relieve the citizens
from the burden of high rates under which they were now
struggling. Compared with the rates charged in other coast cities,
those in Cumberland were much too high. He believed that an
amicable arrangement could be arrived at with the lighting company whereby the city could acquire the lighting plant and operate
it. and he was sure the citizens as a whole would back up the
council in their efforts to purchase the plant. This would mean
that some financing would have to be done, but he saw no reason
why it could not be managed. Payment for the purchase of the
plant would have to be spread over a number of years; the money
could not all be raised in the one year, nor would it be fair to saddle
the present property owners with the whole burden. Those who
come after them should bear their share.
His Worship next touched upon the question of the city waterworks. He was also strongly of the opinion that the city should
own its own water supply, and he hoped that during the year the
council would be able to at least open the way for the city acquiring the present plant. T city's water supply was too important
to be placed in the hands of a private company; the citizens should
own their own water supply, and he intended to put forth every
effort during the coming year with this end in view.
An up-to-date sewer system was also badly needed in the
city, and he hoped to see one installed during the year. The health
cf a community is a matter of the greatest importance, and a city
could not expect to maintain a healthy condition without a proper
sewer system. His Worship believed that a system could be installed this year .which could be easily financed, and he trusted
the council would give the matter their serious consideration.
The Cumberland General Hospital must also be given more
consideration during the year, said His Worship. The city was in
duty bound to assist that deserving institution; it had been called
upon to help pay the fees of patients in the past and the same
would occur in the future. He felt it would be better to grant a
stated amount to the hospital annually and thus do away with
appeals for assistance to patients.
In concluding his remarks His Worship expressed his
pleasure at seeing so many of the old council around the board and
also the hope that the coming year would be the banner year in
the history of Cumberland.
Aid. Charles Parnham, chairman of finance, was then called
upon. Aid. Parnham expressed his pleasure at having been returned to the council board. He looked upon the position as an
honor and he appreciated the confidence which the citizens had
reposed in him. As chairman of finance it was his duty to see
that the city's money was made to do as much service as possible,
and in the matter of public improvements he was willing to go as
far as the finances would permit. He heartily supported the mayor
on his platform, and would do his utmost to aid him in carrying
it to completion.   *
Aid. John Thomson, chairman of the board of works, was next
called upon, but that gentleman felt he could not say very much
at the present time. There were many public works which required attention, but it was necessary to know how the finances
stood before making any move. He expressed his satisfaction at
having been re-elected.
Aid. John Wier, one of the newly-elected members, wished to
thank those who had voted for him. He had no definite platform
to announce, but stated that he would heartily support every
measure that would be of benefit to the city, and he would not be
an obstructionist.
Aid- John C. Brown, also a new member, expressed his appreciation of the confidence of the electors and announced his desire
of doing everything possible to merit that confidence. He had ho
definite plans of his own, but stated that he was heartily in accord
with the platform laid down by His Worship.
Aid. Thomas Bannerman being called upon, expressed his
satisfaction with the mayor's platform, and more especially with
regard to the acquiring of the lighting system and the construction of sewers. He had long felt that the city should control its
light supply and he promised the mayor every assistance in his
campaign in this direction. He believed that a satisfactory sewer
system could be installed at a cost which could be financed this
year. With a proper system of septic tanks and trunk sewers all
city refuse could be properly handled and the general health of
the city thereby improved with no more expense than at present.
Aid. Pickard, chairman of the light committee, declared he
had very little to say. He was in accord with the mayor on the
question of acquiring the lighting system, because he believed it
would be a good thing for the city. The matter, however, would
require considerable financing, and he was willing to do his utmost
in assisting the project. He was
also in favor of acquiring the
waterworks, and he believed a
iood sewer system should be installed as soon as possible.
.Mr. A. J.   lllchards   Makes   Concise
Statement us to Finances of
the  Municipality.
Followling ls the annual report ot
the city auditor, Mr. A. J. Richards,
presented to and adopted by tho City
Council at its first meeting ot the year
on Monday evening last:
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Cumberland, B.C.
Dear Sirs,—I beg to submit herewith my report as auditor for tlie year
ending December 31, 1919.
Real Estate—Compulsory tax sales,
combined with comparatively good
business conditions, had a good efiect
on the payment of taxes In 1919, resulting In the receipt of $12,461,09, us
compared with $6554.04 iu IMS. For
the year Just closed the arrears   of
taxes are $1970.79, as compared with |
$5494.77 in the previous year.
In spite of this, however, expend!-1
tures outbalance receipts for the year, J
making a deficit of $392.29.
Business Licenses—These show an I
increase of $317.50 over those for 1918.
School Hospital, Cement Sidewalk
and Cement Paving—The cost of these
various undertakings has been fully
discharged during the year 1919, no
debt or arrears remaining on any of |
Cost of Schools—This item shows an
increase of a little over $1800 over thc
previous year, due to the erection o:
a new fence, a slight increase In the I
salaries of teachers, hut principally to
the opening of an additional room to |
take care of the increasing school population, necessitating the renting of a
room In the Japanese School building |
and the hiring of another teacher.
U. WATANABE, Proprietor.
Ladies' and Gents' Suits
Made to Order.
P.O. Box 43.
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when found guilty of an Infraction of [
the   Prohibition   Act.    This  was' ills
lirst offence.
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Service garages supply them.        tie
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Keep Warm
Prices aie still advancing, but while om* slock lasts
wc sell a( present prices.
1214 Flannelette Blankets t» A t~\\T
for  H.95
wSiB,ankets $16.00 to $18.00
Grey Blankets, a pair, d« -| iy f\f\
Comforters, each. d» A   f\(\       (VtfyQ ftft
' from «Pz±.UUno *X>tUO*\Jl\J
Why go Cold?
A Fairy Oak or a New Retort
Hot Blast Heater will warm you
up. Don't forget we can furnish
your home complete.
A. McKinnon
Cumberland, B.C.
FORD GARAGE emde & wain
THE (AltltON
from your cylinders,
carburetor, etc. We
clean out all the carbon
from your engine thoroughly, so that It will
run smoother anil give
you no trouble. Bring
your car in and have us
burn out the carbon and
(here take the knock
out of your motor, and
incidentally get more
power on hills.
We boast the best equipped garage machine shop in
British Columbia.   We invite inspection.
Wc have tho most complete stock of accessories-
Tires in Nobby, Goodyear, Dunlop and Maltese, in all
sizes. We have in slock pails for all magnetos and distributers. We have the Tunger Rightfier, the very
latest in storage battery; charging outfits in charge of
a practical electrician who also looks after our starting
and lighting troubles. Absolutely no tinkering and
guesswork, as we have (lie great Ambu electrical instrument which is met (mnicaUy correct,
We have a small arber press I'm- removing small
bushings, etc.; also a 20-ton screw press which will re-
move any gear without the aitl of a crowbar or sledge
We have the reatricrs In lit all pins ami bushings. A
bushing properly reamed to fit will last twenty limes
as long as if filed to fit only where it touches ami is soon
as loose as ever.
Our..lalhe ami machine room is in charge of a first-
class mechanic. With our shop equipment and stock of
parts we can make a thorough repair which no other
shop in the district can begin to do.
•»„,*. ,  L.    '•:«<^ll*l«M«H*fl
We nave now come to the size where we can specialize
in work. We have a lathe man, an electrician, an oxy
welder and spring maker, a Ford man; also another for
large cars ami trucks, with good helpers. We are now
thoroughly organized and can take care of any repair
job as cheap and as well as any auto shop in B.C.
All work guaranteed. We are here to sin
treat you right.
Mobile, Polarinc, Vecdol and Wolf's Head Oils from
pints to barrels.   We buy in carload lots!
Vulcanizing, etc,
FOB!) GARAGE, EMDE & WAIN. Courtenay, B.C. Page Four
January 24, 1920.
Published eveery Saturday morning at Cumberland, B.C
SATURDAY,  JANUARY  24,   1920.
On matters of religion every man is entitled.tt
his own opinion. All of us are at liberty to thinl
tis we please, and no one has a right to upbraic
t;s for believing as we tlo. We are provided with
a will of our own, and we have a right to use il
as we see fit. Those who think one way with
regard to religion, and demand the right to think
that way, are, to say the least, inconsistent wher
they attempt to force their beliefs on those whe
do nol agree with them. And yet how manj
there are who are not willing to grant to other;
the privilege which they demand for themselves.
This peculiar trait in the Iniman charactei
was brought to the notice of the writer quite recently, and in a rather forceful manner. Speaking with a number of acquaintances, the conversation turned to the revival in religious circle
which at present is going on in this city. And
we were surprised to hear an apparently intelligent mtm speak in a very sneering manner about
the union services at present being held here, and
also ot' the gentleman (whom he does not know)
who is devoting his time and energies in conducting them. And the remarks caused us to be the
more resentful because of the Tact that we have
an abiding friendship and deep admiration foi
the gentleman upon whom the sneers were cast.
We refer to Mr. Roper, who hf. i been addressing
gatherings in the Presbyterian Church this week.
The writer has had the privilege of associating
intimately with Air. Roper while a member of the
Canadian overseas forces, and we know him to
be an honest, earnest servant of the Master
whom he worships and to whose cause he is devoting his time and energies.
Mr. Roper, however, does net stand in need of
a sponsor; the man who devotes his life to the
uplifting of humanity requires r.o one to go hi;
surety. The writer is well aware that he and
Mr. Roper do not see eye to eye on orohtdoxy,
nor do either of us agree with the man who indulged in the sneers and boasted that he had nc
beliefs; yet this does not prevent us from conceding to each other the right to think as we
deem best.
So we say to Mr. Roper: Persevere, for you
are engaged in a grand and noble work- If you
devote the rest of your life to the service in which
you are now engaged and succeed only to the
extent of persuading one wanderer from grace to
return to the path of rectitude your labors will
not have been in vain; and you will have the satisfaction of hearing those words spoken of you:
"Well done, thou good and faithflul servant."
As for the man who gloried in his sneers, we
would say to him: If your mind were less contracted when dealing with others and also less
indulgent when considering self, you would find
that this world would take on a brighter hue.
onsideration at the hands of the government
until the people of the province have purged
themselves of the horde of misfits which at
present hold sway at Victoria.
Cumberland and district has felt the crying
need for many a long day for proper means of
communication with districts contiguous to it,
and it has hoped in vain for an amelioration ot
the existing conditions. When they ask for
better railway service they are confronted with
the Canadian Railway Commission bogy. Tliei
are told that if the district requires anil is entitled to better railway facilities the Railwaj
Commission will discover it and issue its orders
accordingly. Beyond this it is impossible to
penetrate, and so the citizens are compelled lo
give the subject up in disgust. The same thing
applies to the telegraph service; there is always
some technicality in tho way to prevent them
irom realizinig their hopes.
There can, however, be no justifiable reason
why the district should not be provided with
{ood roads connecting all important districts.
People have been called upon to pay sufficient
.axes, goodness only knows, to.entitle them to
ihe best roads in the world leading in all directions. But instead of devoting the money to
I'oad building the Provincial Government prefers
co squander it upon a surfeit of costly and unnecessary officials whose main occupation is the
.Irawing of their salaries- It is a notorious fact
that there are at present more than double the
number of men drawing salaries presumably for
■ooking after the provincial highways than there
were a few years ago, and yet the roads are in
infinitely worse shape than they have ever been
since permanent roads were constructed.
Cumberland is badly in need of direct communication with Headquarters, but there does not
appear, to be much prospect that a road will be
constructed. .There only requires a matter of a
couple or three miles of new highway to be built
in order that people of this city could reach
Headquarters by the shortest possible route, and
although many requests have been made a deaf
ear lias constantly been turned to them. It is
said that a number of prominent citizens of Cum-
oerland are co-itemplating making another and
more determined effort to get the Provincial
Government to move in the matter, and it is sincerely hoped that they may succeed.
Again there has bobbed up serenely in our
midst the subject of a police magistrate for Cumberland. Some few weeks ago the citizens were
led to believe that the difficulty had been solved,
but their joy at their happy deliverance was
soon changed to mourning, for behold he upon
whom the mantle fell declined to wear it, and the
attorney-general has not been able to discover
another upon whom he might thrust it.
This time the City Council has brought the
subject into the limelight by instructing the city
clerk iit their last meeting to write the attorney-
general asking that a magistrate be appointed at
onco for this city. And this time they have not
presumed to "dictate" to the all-highest of the
law portfolio as to whom he should appoint. The
chief anxiety of the city fathers is that some one
be appointed so that thc laws may be carried out
in a befitting manner with as little strain as possible on everybody.
Why should the attorney-general be so dilatory in filling the position for which he must be
fully aware there is a crying need? Is it because
he cannot find within the confines of the city a
man capable of assuming the duties pertaining
to the ofiice, or is it because he has not been able
to lay his hand upon a man of his own party who
could fill the bill and who would be willing to take
it? Or, again, is it because he resents what he
evidently believes is an impertinence on the part
of the Cumberland City Council in suggesting a
name to him? One would fancy that he would
be only too glad to have a responsible body of
intelligent men show him the way out of his difficulty. But no, he is apparently jealous of his
prerogatives and is determined to defend them
against all-comers.
The plain fact of the matter is that the attorney-general's department is sadly in need of a
competent head, one who can administer the affairs of the department in the proper way, and
the City Council of Cumberland or any other
public body can have very little hope of proper
The closing down of the mines during the past
week has brought forcibly to the attention of the
people of Cumberland the necessity that exists
for more ships of all descriptions on the Pacific
Coast of Canada. There is plenty of coal to be
had here for the digging, and there is a great demand in other sections of the country for the
product of the Comox mines. Ample provision
has been made for conveying the coal to tide
water, but there is lacking the means for conveying it to where it is most needed. It can
scarcely be said that anyone in particular, is responsible for this state of affairs; these conditions are the result of the Great War during,
which so much of the world's shipping was ruthlessly destroyed. They should, however, have the
effect of convincing all those engaged in the coal
mining industry that every effort should be put
L'orth to replace the shipping destroyed and even
to augment it to a great degree. Canada has
spent many millions of dollars on things which
can never moan as much to the prosperity of the
country as the proper development of the coal
industry, and every possible effort should now be
put forward to grasp the opportunities which are
presented by the enormous demand for fuel from
all portions of the globe.
If old High Cost of Living were to make him-
lelf scarce leap year would not hold such terrors
or the average bachelor.
And to think, just as we were prilling ourselves upon our grand and glorious climate, oltl
Jack Frost must come along and spill the beans.
It is claimed that over thirty thousand Roumanian prisoners in Geremany have entirely disappeared leaving no trace behind them. They
no doubt did not have the opportunity of inscribing their initials on the walls of the German
glycerine factories before being consigned to
"Daddy," asked a small boy of his father,
what is the definition of a 'dog in the manger'?"
"Well, my lad, that can best be answered by an
illustration. When a man who cannot get what
he wants deliberately blocks another man from
getting it, that man is a 'dog in the manger'."
The days are lengthening gradually, and there
should soon be a noticeable reduction in the
lighting bills. It is safe to say there are none in
Cumberland who have to make monthly settlement of lighting accounts who would not back
up the government in its efforts to save all the
daylight possible.
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
FlrBt Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1006
Shoe Repairer, Dunsmuir Avenue
I wish to inform the public that I
am now in a position to repair by
Look like new, but wear longer.
A trial will convince.
liubber Heels While You Walt.
S. DAVIS,     .     -     Guuiberliind. B.C.
The  House of  Quality.
Our motto:   To please.
Oysters, Steaks and Chops
Also Oysters, Oyster Loaves and
French Fried Potatoes to take
Boxes for Ladies.
Open On)* nnd Night.
lilt.   It.   P.  CHRISTIE
Phono 110
Ofiice:   KINO BLOCK,
Cumberland, B.C.
Paolo Monte
Shoe Repairing a Specialty.
WM. 11 Kit KIF1 ELD,    Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave..      Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License  No. 10-4986
Practical Automobile Mechanic, Cumberland, B. C.
Phone 8 (Night or Bay)
Official Repairer to Island Automobile Association.
Oils, Urease and Gasoline.  Curs Kept In Order by Contract.   Any
Make of Car Secured on thc Shortest Notice.
SPECIALTY—A Real Self-Starter for Ford Cars, fully Guaranteed.   The Only Thing. Call and See It.
Don't let your new car fall to pieces—a little practical attention
periodically will keep it to its standard. Dunlop Tires.
AUR GUARANTEE is behind every
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every customer is satisfied.
AUR STORE is up to date and our
V goods are the best procurable in
every line.
Phone 23.
January 24, 1920.
Page Five.
Oflicers Elected for the Coming Year and Other
Business of Importance Transacted—Decision Arrived at to Play South Wellington at
Nanaimo for the Championship Under Certain Stipulated Conditions.
Statement of Cumberland United Football Club's Finances
Following is a detailed statement of receipts and expenditures of Cumberland United Football
Club for the year 1919 as furnished The Islander by the club's energetic secretary, Mr. Nat Bevis:
Balance on hand August 18	
Cash from employees' picnic committee
Donations from friends 	
Gute receipts trial game 	
Cash drawn at smoker .
THOSE who thought football had died a
natural death in Cumberland would have
been pleasantly surprised if they had
stepped into the City Hall last Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. The hall was incited, standing
room only, and the way the business was transacted, and the good spirit shown, means that
Cumberland will field another champion football
team this year.
The first business was the election of officers,
which resulted as follows: President, Mr. George
Richardson; secretary, Mr. Nat Bevis; treasurer,
Mr. Roberts; trainer, Mr. A- H. Rowan; assistant
trainer, Mr. Sine Swanson.
Mr. Richardson took the chair. Under the
head of old business, Mr. James Brown, delegate
to the Upper Island League meeting at Nanaimo,
gave his report of the meeting. Mr. Brown was
outvoted at the meeting. Neither of the delegates
from Ladysmith or Nanaimo were present, so
Mr. Brown had to do the best he could. The meeting voted that Cumberland should play South
Wellington at Nanaimo, the date to be set by
i Cumberland, Cumberland's expenses to be taken
out of the gate receipts first, 10 per cent, to go
to the league and 10 per cent, for the grounds,
and if there was anything over that should be
divided between the two teams. The report was
After some discussion it was decided to play
South Wellington if they would guarantee Cumberland's expenses for both games, that is the
game that Cumberland travelled to play South
Wellington at Ladysmith and the game to be
played at Nanaimo. The new committee of management were appointed to set the date for the
game and make all arrangements for same-
The new managing committee were then voted
into office, tl a following gentlemen winning on a
ballot: Mr. P. Shearer, Mr. J. English, Mr. J.
Westfield, Mr. T. Watson, Mr. J. Smith. Mr. H.
Farmer was voted manager of the team.
Mr. Nat Bevis, secretary of the club for the
past year, handed in his balance sheet showing
the standing of the club, and it showed the club
were lucky in having a man of Mr. Bevis' ability
handling the book-keeping end of the game, the
balance sheet being a credit to him and to the
club.  It will be found on this page. H	
The meeting then adjourned until Wednesday night- At the
Wednesday night meeting the committee decided to hold a social
and dance on February 10 in the Union Hall. Harry Farmer and
Jim English were appointed a committee on ways and means for
the dance, to report as early as possible. The next business was
the dividing of the teams for the games on Sunday. It was decided to leave the defence on one team, and build a new forward
line up ahead of them, and to build up a new defence for the forwards. This means the makinig of a new team and will give all
the young fellows who want a chance the opportunity to show
their ability. Tentative teams were drawn up for Sunday and will
be posted up this afternoon. All players for Sunday's games are
requested to bring shoes and pants, as tire club is short on shoes.
The followiing players are all possible candidates for the new
teams, and the manager and trainers are asking them to hand in
their names to the club secretary, Mr. Nat Bevis: Nelson, Yates,
Willoughby, Brown, J. Scavarda, M. Scavarda. Bond, Boyd, Som-
merville, White, Amos Farmer, Houdak, Dave Hunden, Boothman,
Jontz Gaskill, Tim Walker, Geo. Brown, Mark Coe, Johnnie Marocchi, Riskson, Rutherford, Sam Jones, Freeborn, T. Watson and
A. Rowan will handle the team that travels to Union Bay. Peter
Shearer and Sine Swanson will handle the team that plays Bevan
in Cumberland.
 $     7.00
Cash drawn at South Wellington game   72.40
Balance association funds   111.55
Gate receipts Calgary game   411.15
f'nsli drawn at dance Sept. 4  108.90
Cash drawn at Extension game  46.75
Cash drawn at Vancouver game   90.75
Cash drawn ut Ladysmith Athletic game   7S.50
Cash drawn ut N'anaimo game   63.75
Cash drawn J. Brown referee expenses Nanaimo 8.00
Cash drawn at dance Oct. 2.1 	
Cash drawn at Ladysmith game 	
City Collections 	
No. 5 mine collections 	
No. -1 mine collections 	
Cash drawn at Ladysmith   _„..„
Cash drawn at Ladysmith gunie   27.40
Cash drawn nt Longshoremen game  53.45
Expenses for Ladysmith Athletic game  $ 73.10
Expenses for smoker   61.95
Expenses for Calgary game   27-1.50
Expenses for dance   46.80
Expenses for Vancouver and Nanaimo   210.00
Expenses for Ladysmith City game   S5.30
Expenses for dance Oct. 23  19.00
Expenses for South Wellington game   79.70
Expenses for Ladysmith game   85.60
Expenses at Ladysmith final game   83.85
Footballs, shoes, etc ,  238..15
Hall rents Tor training  —....-.  20.00
Printing     21.00
Bandages, etc  13.7"
10 per cent, gate receipts to league   19.75
Car hire and meals to Union Hay and  Bevan
players   47.35
Expenses Longshoremen game   75.nu
Miscellaneous     93.67
Balance In baiik   83.73
Teams Have Strenuous Time in
Round Ball Game Last
In the  lirst football game of 1920
the Cumberland team slipped a victory over on Bevan, the coal and lumbering centre of   Vancouver    Island.
For tiie first game of the season it
was a good exhibition and shows that
football  is going to be much  better
this year in the local league than last.
Cumberland practically lined up with
their big league    team,    Bannerman,
Brown and Wilkinson being tiie only
absentees. Bevan brought forth a lot of
new players, and some of them will
hear watching. Ralph Gibson,, a new
inside right, and the two Lapsanckys
were a big help to Bevan.     The ex-
Mayor was there with the work stuff
as usual, and with two or three old
heads like himself on the team Bevan
will make them all travel. There were
several changes of place in the Cumberland line-up. Sackl Conti going to
centre forward nnd Teddie Jackson to
inside left.   ' Williams played like he
bad been playing all the time. Young
Nelson and Coe played a fair game on
the right wing aud with a little coaching wlll make good. Wisey was there
In full force and Mefo Scavarda got
the man if he didn't get the ball. The
two Jacksons got goals,   Teddy and
Tommy, so they did their share. There
was a good crowd present and there
was  lots of enthusiasm.  The  Bevan
team comes to Cumberland tomorrow
and plays tlle   Cumberland   B team,
Courtenay    Juniors    Get    the
Better of the Siberian
City Team.
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Courtenay juniors travelled to the
Siberian City last Friday night, and
came out on the long end of a 21-19
score. The teams lined up as follows:
Courtcray, Watson, Stevenson, Leigh-
ton, Robertson brothers; Bevan, M.
Propozky, S. Propozky, J. Weir, W.
Keenan, A. Keenan. The game was
fast and clean, the Robertson boys,
with tiie red-headed dynamiter, starred
for the Milk City. The Siberians guard
Archie Keenan, and Jimmy Weir, forward, stood out above the rest of the
The game between the ladies was
also a merry mixup, the Courtenay
girls playing a good combination
game and the Bevan ladles could not
break up their pretty passing. Bevan's
centre played a holding game and this
was a detriment to the Bevan forward.
Mrs. Chambers played centre the last
half and Bevan nosed out a victory,
8-7. Teams: Courtenay, Misses Leigh-
ton, Graham, Hayman, Sutton, K1I-
patrick; Bevan, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Bannerman, Miss Michalak. Miss Marsden,
Miss Poprozky. Mrs. Chambers substituted for Miss Poprozky. Referees,
Joe and Gus Lapsansky, Timekeepers,
Lewis, Ralph Gibson.
Thirty thousand Roumanian prisoners in Germany havo entirely disappeared. Tlie Roumanian Government
refuses to accept the German theory
that such a large number might be
included in the list of missing.
Spirited Contest Between Teams
From Rival Towns Very
Evenly Fought.
On Wednesday night In the Band
Hall two of the fastest basketball
games that have been seen here this
season were played before a small
crowd. The ladies' game between Cumberland and Courtenay was worth going a long way to see. The play, as the
score indicates, was very even, but
Cumberland's guards were kept busy
with the Milk City's forwards. Cumberland's new centre was a big help.
Score, Courtenay 6, Cumberland 5. The
teams lined up as follows: Cumberland, Misses Pinkerton, Reese, Wllcock, Bannerman, Stewart; Courtenay,
Misses Hayman, Graham, Leighton,
Sutton, Kilpatrlck.
The Intermediate game between the
boys was for blood. Cumberland Coal
Heavers had been defeated twice by
Courtenay and were out for revenge,
and they got It, heading the Mitkfeds
by six points. Farmer and Sommcrville
were the basket shooters for the
Heavers, while Robertson brotiiers did
thc trick for the Milk City boys. Score.
Cumberland 19, Courtenay 13. The
teams: Cumberland, Farmer, Dalby,
Sommcrville, Pennington, Foster;
Courtenay, Watson, Stevenson, Leigh-
Ion, Robertson brothers. Referee, Fred
Two Teams From Cumberland, One From Union
Bay, One From Bevan and Possibly One From
Merville Vt ill Make Up a Strong Combination
in the Popular Pastime—First Games Will Be
Played Tomorrtw.
A pointed Medical Officer
Dr. .E. R. Hicks was, at the last
meeting of the City Council, reappointed medical health officer for the
AT a well-attended meeting in thc Waverley
Hotel on Tuesday night the Cumberland
and District Football League got away to
an excellent start. Mr. .John Quinn of Revan
was elected president and Mr. Nat Bevis -was
made secretary and Mr. George Richardson
treasurer. Mr. J. L. Brown of Bevan, Mr Nat
Bevis of Cumberland and Mr. Andy Kay of Union
Bay were elected a committee to draft the bylaws. The meeting showed a good deal of enthusiasm in regard to the local league, and with
the officers which have been chosen local football
should be stronger than ever this year.
Mr. Nat Bevis was instructed to get in touch
with Merville and make an effort to get a team
from the soldiers' settlement in the league. Merville would be allowed until the end of the month
to enter a team, and in the meantime the league
would arrange games for the next two weeks
between the teams which were entered.
The teams were put into a hat and the following draw was the result:
Cumberland B team plays Bevan at Cumberland on Sunday, Jan. 25.
Cumberland A team plays Union Bay at Union
[Ray on Sunday, Jan. 25.
Bevan plays Cumberland B team at Bevan on
Sunday, Feb. 1.
Union Bay plays Cumberland A team at Cumberland on Sunday, Feb. 1.
This gives the league two weeks of play, and
by that time Merville may be in the field, and
then the rest of the schedule will be drawn up.
Cumberland has two teams entered in the local
league. The teams will be known as A and B
teams. It appeared to be the feeling of the meeting that it would be better to enter two teams
and split up the champions among them than to
run one very strong team. Bevan has entered
and Union Bay will field an exceptionally strong
team this year. However, with the talent in town
among the youth there is no reason why Cumberland should not field two very good teams,
which will give Cumberland more men to pick
from and more reserves in case of accident for
the hard games of the Island League.
The next league meeting will be held in the
Waverley Hotel on February 3 at 7 p.m.
Mr. J. L. Brown was appointed referee for the
Union Bay game and Mr. Nat Bevis to handle
the Cumberland game.
Short Jabs
at Sport
Fred's and Joe's Place
Football is under way again. Well-
attended meetings have been held all
week, and If the various committees
keep up the activities they have started aud speak out their minds In open
meeting, the game will hum.
*   *   *
The Cumberland team will lose
three players, Wilkinson, who will
play for the Clam City and the ex-
Mayor of Bevan and Danuerman, who
will play for the Siberian City.
* *   *
Bill Boyd and Paul DeConink are
both likely candidates at full back,
and they tell me Paul is there as a
* *   *
White, a newcomer in town, will
take a try between the sticks. He has
played ""with some good overseas teams.
Willoughby has been asking for a
game. He Is an inside right. He has
the chance now, or mum's the word
* #   *
Team B look like they might make
a lot of draws. That old defence takes
some walking through, while team A
has all the forwards, and will have to
(Continued on  Page Seven.)
The House of Qiinllty.
Phone 69.
Cumberland, B.C.
The Union Hall
Every Wednesday Night
Sane Music,   Same Ti ne,   So ne Folks.
Fish and Chips Every Day
6.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Rowan's Fish Market
Opposite the Post Office
AlEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Stoiage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, H.C. Page Six.
January 24, 1920.
Hoys of the Anglican and Methodist Churches Show Much
Trail Rangers and Luxis Square
Engage in a Friendly
Citizens of Cumberland will be Interested to know that two groups, of
boys have been organized preparatory
in taking tlie Canadian standard efficiency training course, which is a
Bto idardlzed programme Cor "teen-
aged boys for the Dominion of Canada. Mr. McKinnon, who is Ihe executive officer of a committee of men
on the Island whose desire it is to
promote this work with boys, was in
town a few days this week and his
visit resulted In two groups of boys
being formed.
The Canadian standard efficiency
training is divided Into two departments for the accommodation of boys
of different ages. The programme for
boys of 12 to 14 years of age Is called
the "Trail Hangers" and their organization Is called a "trail ranger..'
camp." Che programme for boy.i of
!."- to 17 and up is called the ' l.u::.. ,"
and the organization Is a ■':;..•:.
square." Tbe officers of the Trail
Rangers camp arc as follows: chief
ranger, sub-chief ranger, tally and
cache, while that of the luxis square
are as follows: pretor, deputy pretor,
icrlptor and comptor. These organizations when up to full strength will
have twelve boys in each with an
adult leader in charge, who fs known
us "mentor." Tlie programme is a
fourfold one, shaped to meet tbe intellectual, physical, social aud devotional needs of the boys.
Rev, Mr. Knox's group which was already organized, decided to work on
the Luxis programme and also that the
officers retain their present positions,
but assume the names ascribed to
Luxis officers. The following boys bold
offlce: Pretor, Davit! Lockhart; deputy pretor, William White],ouse;
scriptor, Clive Banks; comptor, Jack
Fouracre. John Stevenson, Sam Henderson, Holland Oraham and Reginald
O'Brien are members without port-
pulios. The.se are a fine lot of Luxis
fellows and will compare favorably
with any Luxis Square in Canada.
[his Ml tie democracy has decided to
call Itself thc "Live Wires." Time will
tell what amporeage and voltage they
lossess, Warn tug is given to any
group that fools like challenging them
to a team game of any kind to make
enquiries in this respect before touching.
Kor enthusiasm nothing can beat
Mr. Comley's bunch of little fellows
at the parish ball. They could scircelj
take time from their play to organize
bill tbey wanted to get in on this tlihtj
so for a few minutes on Friday evening
tbey gathered around to organize as r.
Trail Rangers camp.
Robert   Stratham    was     appoints
chairman  and  young  Walker,  secretary pro tem. The  following officer,
were appointed: Chief ranger, Harold
| Jones; sub-chief, William Jones; tally,
II. Carey; cache, Robert Brown, Those
[oflicers   received   their   appointments
'after periods of heated discussion, in
| fact at times the floor of the I10U e wai
the scene of considerable turmoil, bu
tbe decisions    finally    reached    wen.
quite unanimous.
The fervour and anxiety displayct
at this meeting was indicative of tht
value and importance the rising generation attaches to the holding of pub-
lie office and to public trust. Lest tlu
, "Live Wires" become possessed with
the idea that tbey have anything ovei
them from tlie standpoint of a name
the Trail  Rangers    decided    to call
themselves the "Hustlers."
I    Other groups are contemplating or-
' ganizing for the work and several boyi
who are not tied up with any group
j are asking if they can get in on  it
Following are the reports of the
various organization in connection
with St. George's Presbyterian Church
presented at the annual congregational
meeting and which were crowded out
last issue. The reports show the
finances in a healthy condition, though
the receipts are . hardly as large as
might he expected in a city the size ot
mansk iron—
Balance on hand $    4.67
Special subscriptions during
year   292.00
Interest  Gfi
Knight & Little, repairs to
Balance In hank 	
Donations Girls' Guild 	
Received from Ladies' Aid ...
..   318.00
G.W.V.A. rent ot* basement...
Pastor's salary Slu.",7.7:i
■*..:il and hauling 26,85
Presbytery fund   7.66
'id  riuid               10,60
ctrlc light         r.r..l7
Repairs ..               10.66
Taxes (two years)   80.08
Sun Lite Insurance Co., balance mortgage and expenses 123.98
Fire Insurance premium   19.00
Duplex church envelopes   12.87
Uelicit In bank   54.00
Paper   14.45
work on our own strength alone we
might indeed feel disheartened, bui
when we are trusing in One who has
promised to be with the smallest company who are working In His name,
and for His sake, we have every reason for pressing on, full of hope and
We have an enrolled membership oi
thirteen. Two members have been welcomed to our society. One has left for
another city, and we regret the loss ol
a faithful member. The Lord has taken
her for His mission work. Average attendance, 7; regular monthly meetings, 8; a visit from .Mrs. Inkster giving tlie notes from the convention held
in Victoria. We have followed out the
plan of study prepared for us, mission
■vork in foreign countries, and we have
also taken up charts of forward movement.
Balance from last session  $ 9.0
3ent tn mission   20.00
.Money raised by collection  27.00
Sent to mission—
Two spreads     3.5
Box clothing 	
General fund 	
Copies   of   .Messenger   taken
meetings held, 8; average attendance
7; number of members, 13.
,    12,
Balance on hand  $   (J.Si
Received from Shamrock tea...   3ii._>.
Received  strawberry social  .... 118,41
Received from bazaar   522.25
Dues and donations     88.75
Total receipts
Total expenditures
.. 1451.20
Balance on hand $   39.20
lul landing Accounts—
1  in laker  $ 0.00
C   II. Tarbell   12.20
Supplies for church   12.00
Balance on hand
..$ 9.00
We are only a very small hand of
.ianilor  work  	
Stove for manse 	
Repairing church   	
Ice cream  	
Sundries      87.91
.. 86.01
. 318.01.
.. 64.00
..    211.01.
Leaving on hand $85.95.
In submitting the annual report o.
I. George's Sunday school we wish ti
ascribe to God the measure of succes:
thai has been ours.
The total attendance of teachers foi
the year was 225, of scholars 20S4, the
average teachers ti. scholars 70, tin
school being closed Tor two months in
the holidays.
Cash In band from last year $ 11.05
Collections for year   142.2,"
Expenses   for   supplies picnic,
fresh air fund, Sunday school
association   111.4'
Balance on hand    42.48
Rev. R. E. S. Taylor, Methodist mis-
ilonary, whose death lu China Is nn-
mlsslon workers and sometimes, when I nounced, was supported hy the Van
o think ot tlie little we can accom- couver Island churches and was here
plisb, we may feel tempted to grow about four months ago.. He leaves a
discouraged. Were we attempting tills I widow und four small children.
Donations to
City Band
Following is a list of donations to
the uniform fund of the Cumberland
City Band which was crowded out ol
last week's Issue:
Cumberland City Council  JlOO.ic
No. 4 mine   72.5
No. 5 mine   208.on
No. 7 mine   87.5u
Proceeds from dance, per II.
Murdock  47.5c
Canadian Collieries Royston
railroad men  12.50
Electric Light Company   lO.Oo
Waterworks Company   10.00
Wm. Jones   10.00
Simon .Leiser Co ,'. 10.00
Campbell Bros  7.50
J. Damonte   6.00
Frank  Dallos   6,00
Wm, Merrifield   6.00
Victor Bonora   5.00
Dr. Christie   5.00
C E. Bate   5.00
The Islander   5.00
A. Maxwell  5.00
Dr. McNaughton    5.00
.Mumford ft Walton   5.00
A. H. Peacey"  5.00
farbell ft Son   5.Oo
\. McKinnon   5.00
\.   Prior  5.00
.hos. Jackson   3.00
/as. Halliday   3.00
*. Mussatto   3.00
Dr.   Hicks  2.5'i
W.  Henderson    2.5y
P. P. Harrison '  2 50
f. E. Banks   2.50
['.  Cool!    2.00
/vlarrochi   Bros  2.00
rJzzy & Haddad    2.00
James  Hood    2.00
Mr. McLean   2.00
John Willis  2.00
Cumberland Motor Works   2.00
W. W. Willard  2.00
.<. Shlbata   2.00
3. Isaka   2.00
Earl Fletcher   2.00
N. Watanabe   1.50
..!. L. Leslie  1.50
P. McCarthy   1.50
K. Abo   1.50
N,  Aston     1.00
A. R. Kiersted   1.00
T. Nakanish   1.00
13. II. McMillan   1.00
T. Wllcock   1.00
P. Monte   l.oo
R. A. Rae   l.oo
G. A. Forrest  75
K. Scavardo 50
Dong Fong  50
II. Parkinson  50
Paid from, band funds   74.08
Following are the various standing
committees of the City Council as appointed by His Worship Mayor McDoti-
ild last Monday evening:
Board of Works—Chairman. Aid. J
Thomson; Aid. F. Pickard, Aid. J
C. Brown.
Finance Committee- -Chairman. Aid
('. Parnham; Aid. J. Thomson, Aid. J
Board of Health- Chairman, Aid. J,
Vier; Aid. J. C. Brown, Aid. ('. Pam-
Fire Wardens—Chairman, Aid. J. C.
Brown; Aid. T. Bannerman, Aid. F.
Light Committee -Chairman, Aid. F.
'Ickard; Aid. J. Thomson, Aid. T. Bannerman.
Water Committee—Chairman. Aid.
f*. Bannerman; Aid. C. Parnham, Aid.
.1. Wier.
Notice or tiie following appointments
undo by  the  Provincial Government
ippeared lu the Inst issue of tbe British Columbia Gazelle:
'n be Notaries Public—
G. ('. Hodge, representative of ihe
Llritlsb Columbia Returned Soldier
Commission In Vancouver, and Tui'ber-
llle Thomas, first vice-president and
innorary provlnclal organizer of the
Imperial Veterans in Canada, both of
he city of Vancouver.
Allen Edgar Dunlop and Ernest
Henry Montague Foot, barristers am!
lollcltors, both of the city of Victoria
Lconle C. Lalonde, barrister mid solicitor, and Charles Octave    Lalonde,
both of the city of Vancouver.
To be Commissioners for Taking Affidavit!   within   the   Prvclnce   of
British Columbia-
Allen  Edgar    Dunlop    and   Ernest
Henry Montague Foot, barristers and
lolloltors, both of the city of Victoria.
David Nell Hossie, barrlster.'of the
city of Vancouver.
James Frederick Mather, city of
Vancouver, district registrar of the
Supreme Court of British Columbia at
Vancouver, to be registrar of the
County Court of Vancouver, holden at '
Vancouver, and clerk of the peace for
tho Judicial district of Vancouver. |
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
by selecting the shells that
hunters from coast to coast
have proved dependable
under all conditions.
Shotgun Shells
arc a doub'e assurance ot
success for the man who
prefers balHstitc powder.
Wo nl?" carry :i full Itnfl of
Canuclt nn j SimTc:t\n Shotgun .She!!1* and l)<imln'r>n
Metallic <:irtrldfti's — each
backed by Uw bin" D" trill i:tk
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Write for full information to—
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Groceries, Dry Good?, Koots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General  Merchandise.
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Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland andlCourtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-25489
Start the New Year
right by using
in packets
Red   :        :        65c. per lb.
Green :        75c per lb.
Blue :        :        90c. per lb.
obtained at
Mumford & Walton
Grocers, Cumberland.
The Thrifty Housewife will just now be looking to where she can get the most value for
her money in preparing for the festive season. If she studies her interests she will not
overlook the opportunity of securing her supplies at such prices as we are quoting on all
lines of groceries. Prices for all such goods are constantly advancing, but we are quoting the
same prices as usual Our stock is complete and we are able to supply the following quoted
goods in almost any quantities.
You Practise Economy When You Deal Here.
Our Goods Are Fresh. Our Prices Are Right.
Read This List Before Buying Elsewhere
Quaker and Kellog's Corn Flakes 2 for 25c
Gold Dust 3 for $1.00
Old Dutch Cleanser 2 for 25c
Cream Sodas, Arrow brand, regular 25c each, 4 for !IOc
Sweet Biscuits, all varieties, regular 20c, 6 for $1.00
ftollog'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
edge, per dozen $3.00
Men's,' Ladies, Boys* and Children's Boots and Shoes, Rubber
Shoes, Rubber Boots, we will
sell at the old Arice. All shoes
are due to advance in price-
K. ABE & CO. January 24,1920.
Page Seven
Arrangements  Made  Whereby
Courtenay Will Be Able
to Participate.
At a meeting of the Basketball
League held in the Waverly Hotel on
drawn up: The Courtenay home
ganlzed and a schedule drawn up. The
Courtenay home games are missing
and It Is Impossible for Courtenay to
make their home dates ahead as tbey
have only one hall and they have to
make their dates to suit the nights
they ean have tho hall. Courtonny's
games away from home are all in the
schedule and the Bevan and Cumberland teams are willing to play at Courtenay any date Courtenay makes;
Mr. Leo Anderton, the hustling real
estate man, and a former basketball
star himself, ls endeavoring to make
the winter game hum in Courtenay,
and Leo usually gets what he wants.
Courtenay in the league will make a
lot of interest and help the game.
Wobblers vs. Bevan at Cumberland
on Jan. 27.
Wonders vs. Camouflage at Cumberland on Jan. 29.
Courtenay vs. Wobblies at Cumberland on Feb. 3.
Wonders vs. Bevan at Bevan on
Feb. 6.
Camouflage vs. Wobblers at Cumberland on Feb. 10.
Courtenay vs. Bevan at Bevan ou
Feb. 13.
Wonders vs. Bevan at Cumberland
on Feb. 17.
Wonders vs. Wobblies at Cumberland
on Feb. 19.
Camouflage vs. Bevan at Cumberland on Feb. 24.
Wobblles vs. Bevan at Bevan on
Feb. 27.
Wonders vs. Wobblles at Cumberland on March 2.
Camouflage vs. Bevan at Bevan on
March 5.
Courtenay vs. Camouflage at Cumberland on March 9.
Wonders vs. Camouflage at Cumberland on March 16.
Wonders vs. Courtenay at Cumberland on March 18,
(Continued from Page Five.)
pull their own chestnuts for a while
until they get a defence going.
* a    *
The basketball league has started
away again with a full series of home
and home games. The schedule runs
well Into March. There should be a lot
more Interest this half as Courtenay
will be ln line. The Milk City will
bring their brawny ranchers to Cumberland on February 3. They stack up
against the Wobblies.
* .   •
The Wobblies open the series with
Bevan at Cumberland on January 27.
This game should be a humdinger. The
Wobblies were the only team to beat
Bevan in the last series and they did
It on their own floor. Watch the
* *   *
There was some talk of Fred Dallos'
Wonders dropping out of the race; but
it can't be did, and Fred says he will
be In the game if he has to play fire
* •   *
Farmer's toe is getting better and
Mark Coe is training every night, so
Fred won't be In such bad shape.
* *   .
Joe's gang of Fakers and Rowan's
Wobbling Midgets will be as strong
as ever; not much science, but the
strenuous life for opposing teams.
* .   a
The games at Bevan last week were
good games to watch, as were the
games played here. All four games
were junior, but the seniors would be
hard pressed to show any better basketball.
The Cumberland girls were unlucky
that Courtenay should beat them by a
point. Better luck next time, girls, and
with a little more practice a victory
for yours.
* *   •
Clonle Tatt, Canadian lightweight
champion, ls taking in the Bast now.
In Milwaukee the other night he met
a boy named Wheelan and after Tait
got through with him they were
"wheelin" him to the hospital.
* *   *
Georgie Ross Is a visitor to town.
George likes the northern burg and
can't stay away,, from It. He says they
have the best beds ln the world In the
Waverley Hotel.
George has a boy with blm called
Bernard,* and Bernard would like to
battle with the British Columbia
champ, Jimmy Clark. Jimmy don't like
him, and Bernard has been camping
on Jimmy's trail quite frequently. He
claims to have the step on Clark and
by his looks aud papVr rep. his claims
look good. Bernard has met some of
the best in the States and has clipped
them on the Never Never Land, his
K.O. record being a long one. If Clark
will come to Cumberland a trio of
local sports Intend putting on one big
night's sport in the near future.
•    a    *
Joe Stetcher and Earl Caddock will
grapple for the slight sum of $40,000
on February 2. It should be some
grapple. Lots of fellows would grapple
with Old Nick for half of that.
.   .   *
Jack Dempsey looks to be slated for
the D'Arcy route, because of his war
record. Lots of lighters sidestepped
their liabilities In the war; why pick
un one. Welsh, Ritchie, McFarland und
lozens of others had nice cushie jobs'
as instructors, but I believe tbe bunch
that are at'tor Derhpsey's hide are behind Martin, the champion of the A.
E. F.i and are raising this slacker cry
to get Martin a light with Carpentier
instead of Dempsey that would save
Martin the trouble of righting his way
up to the championship, Pretty soft
for Martin and his crowd.
-a    a    a
Jimmy English and Pete Sbearar
have taken Union Hall- and Intend to
run weekly dances and learners'
classes. They have a fine orchestra
and should do pretty well. Some of the
boys ought to learn to handle their
feet, as they look like the cub-bears
learning to walk. English ought to get
in good shape, twisting the learners
Into shape, wiille Pete will keep the
floor oiled. We hope the boys make
their venture stick as it is much
IL A. Rispio, Discoverer of
Iwk Oil Fields, Born
in Ontario
Like an Arabian Nights story reads
the account of the recent discovery
of the great Lt.sk Oil Fields, due
entirely to tlie faith and perseverance of
one ileterinintid man. ii. A. itispiu, whose
iMisint'su utldrcss is in the Hobart building,
8»n Francisco, has a fighting jaw and,
from his Canadian blood, has inherited thai
streak of stubborn persistence which has
finally resulted in his own great fortune
and that of tlioso lucky enough to bo associated with him.
During his pioneering days—and Mr.
Hispid lias been un oil man all his life—lha
frequent cold, expo-sure, und ruin in which
lit' curried on Im prospecting resulted in
liic Inevitable ilieimiutisni. Mr. Risjiin
found himself severely handicapped from a
business point of view and also siilTt'ring
great bodily pain nnd discomfort. A friend
sent him a box of Templeton's Rheumatic
C'ar»8iile8. lie writes in reply: "T.R.C.'s
arrived nnd I immediately commenced an
them. The relief wan noticeable from the
first done, nnd in a few days nil pain had
lt>fl me,    The results seem mirneulous."
.lust another version of the same old
story—T.R.C.'b have been doing these-
thiiiEB for 15 yearn. If there sn't a
T.R.O. agent In ydur town, write Templn-
ton's  Western   Branch,   Box  152,   Victoria,
for booklet.    '■""«'■ "•"-•» *■"- "~
T.R.C.'s "mailed Vnywhere "f«
Sole agent for Cumberland, A.  H.
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, RC.
Who danced a Highland Hing on the
Who stole Paul's plug hat?
(t* the Devil likes Harney Cornfield?
Does Peter.like sodu water, loganberry wine, etc.?
I£ Ezzy is easy?
If the Nigger Kid likes tartan ties?
Who is the best auto bummer in the
world ?
If all the molar twisters go to Union
If a cat likes fish?
Who got the medal on a chain. Nit?
Who buys airplanes in this town?
Who jumped and yelled when they
got a basket?
Who Is thc best half-nelson basket
player on the girls' team?
If all the autos go to Union Bay?
Why the Prince wears leggings and
what became of his soup strainer?
Why go home with a fellow when
you can go home with a girl? Ask
the Devil.
(Continued from Pago Five.)
while A team travels to Union Bay,
the C'lum City. Both games are at 2
o'clock. J. L. Brown will handle the
whistle at Union Bay and Nat Bevis
at Cumberland. Last Sunday's teams
were: Bevan, K. Herd, McNeil, T.
Herd, Davis, Bannerman, Poprozky,
Gibson, J. Lapsansky, Gus Lapsansky,
It. Brown, W. Westfield; Cumberland,
Walker, Cairns, Scavarda, Jackson,
Williams, Watson, Conti, Jackson,
Hunden, Nelson, Coe. J. L. Brown, of
Bevan, referee.
To Hold Shamrock Tea.
The Ladles' Aid of St. George's
Presbyterian Church announce that
they will hold their annual shamrock
tea on thc afternoon ot Wednesday,
March 17. They expect to make this
tbe greatest event In the history of
tbe society.
Can you use the Long Distance Telephone between
7 p.m. and 8 a.m. ? If so, you can talk for three times
the day period for the same cost. Special rates obtain
during the evening hours, and besides you will get more
prompt service, because tho lines are less congested.
Remember, appointments can be made for any particular time for Long Distance calls. We will have
your party ready at any hour you wish.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra StOUt is Sure to Satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer  The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water ^llfef Pure
Cascade Beer  The Beer Without a Peer.
" you many dollars. Our entire stock- marked
at prices below cost, must be sold, to make room
for new goods about to arrive.
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $12.75. Sale d»Q AP
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $10.75. Sale flJ/J nr
Price  «PO. sQO
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $9.75. Sale (J»r AP
Price....  *pu»uQ
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $8.25.   Sale d»r (T A
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $7.75.   Sale d»,l  ACT
Price          «P4.yO
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $6.75.   Sale d»\  Off
Price       '.. «P't»*4.tl
Ladies* Blouses
Two dozen only Stylish Crepe de Chine and Georgette ^C AP
Crepe Blouses, regular to $10.00. Sale Price  *PO*Vu
Also a large quantity of Crepe de Chine, Georgette Crepe and Silks
in a large variety of the latest styles, marked below cost.
Taffeta Silk Skirts, regular $1275. Sale d»A (\r
Price  *lpU.eQO
Silk Jersey Cloth Skirts, regular $12.50. Sale (J»Q -| r
Price .*?.  fj)«7.xU
Silk Poplin Skirts, regular $11.00. Sale d»Q nr
Price  «PO. / D
Silk Poplin Skirts, regular $10.75.   Sale <j»Q r A
Panama Cloth Skirts, regular $9.75.  Sale dj/y nr
Price  V I • I O
Underskirts, Ladies' Drawers, Undervests, Combinations, Hosiery,
Camisoles, Children's Corset Waists, Vests and Sweaters, Infants'
Gaiters and Hose, and numerous smaller articles marked at
Clearance Sale Prices
OUR GUARANTEE—If you cannot get more than your money's
worth at this sale wc will refund your money.
g*?^i ■
m Page Eight.
January 24, 1920.
Board of School Trustees Decide That City Pedagogues Are Worth
More Money Than They Have Been Receiving—Only Those
Receiving the Higher Salaries Not Included in the List—Ten
tative Estimates for the Year Show That the Amount Re
quired Will Greatly Exceed That of Last Year.
Cumheuland school teachers are to receive another inc.ease In salaries
'lliis decision was reached at the Initial meetlnK ot the Board of School Trus-
tei a held this week. All the teachers, however, will not be granted increases
tho salaries ot the higher-paid ones remaining aa they were fixed by the board
uf laat year. Tho salaries or the principal aud assistant prh cipal or the high
school and the principal ot the public school will remain as stated in The
Islander of the issue ot January 3, while the remainder of the teachers in the
public school receive substantial increases. The Hoard ot School Trustees
recognized that the teachers were entitled to more consideration In the way
i f salaries, and the members would like to have gone even farther than they
have, but they did not see how greater Increases could be financed. According
to the schedule adopted this week the amount of money required for salaries
alone will amount to almost as much as tbe total estimates for tbe board's
activities last year, and the trustees feel they have not done badly in granting
ibis lust increase.
At the meeting tbe tentative estimates for the year were considered, and
when the work had been completed it was found that this year's expenditures
for school purposes would reach a total of over $18,000.
to be rather large compared with what the
the past, but the School Board practised economy as much as possible in ar
riving at tlle various amounts to be voted, and they do not see wtiere they can
make any material reductions. The final adoption of the estimates for the
year will come up at the next regular meeting.
According to the tentative estimates the salaries of the teachers will be
as follows: High school—C. S. Wood $1800, Miss Tourigny $1250; public school
—A. J. Richards 1675, Miss Gallivan $1100, Miss Percival $050, Miss Pinkerton
$!!.",o, Miss Potter $900, Miss Ueese $900, Miss Bannerman $850, Miss Stewart
$350, Miss Harrison $900, Miss Robertson $900, Miss Watson $900, making a
total of $13,925.00.
sr estimates passed by the board included: Janitor for public schoo.
The amount appears
chools have cost the citizens in
S1500, janitor for separate room
$150, medical inspection $1J0, secretary $100,
■    , tin,  Hrtt and roter $100, clearing new grounds and fencing *5<
tUel M'°'    grounds $260, repairs and supp.ies $1500, furnace $500.
00, pay
ment on now
also wish to draw attention to the fact
.hat it is contrary to the fire by-laws
.0 pile ashes against fences or buildings, and this practice must be stopped.
Chief of Police.
Inspiring Services to Be Held it
£t. George's Presbyterian
Church Tomorrow.
St, George's Presbyterian ChurcV
will be thc scene tomorrow of three
inspiring religious services, at which
prominent religious workers will deliver addresses. The services will bt
united, the Methodists joining with
their Presbyterian brethren.
At 11 o'clock in the morning Mr.
George Bell. M.L.A. of Victoria will
speaki his subject being "Christianity
in Action."
At 2:30 in the afternoon an open
pension of the united Sunday schools
will be held at which Evangelist
Ropor will both speak and sing to the
At 7 o'clock in the evening Mr.
Roper will be the preacher, when he
will be assisted by a union choir.
Mr. Bell will also speak at the Hollo Theatre tomorrow evening during
the sacred concert of the Cumberland
City Band. The concert will begin
immediately after the evening service*
iu the city churches are concluded.
lugllmii Church Services.
Services in the Church of England
tomorrow will be as follows: 11 a.m..
morning prayer and holy communion
at Holy Trinity, Cumberland; T p.m..
lantern service in the church hall.
"The Forward Movement in Picture."
Over sixty beautiful slides of church
work in British Columbia, the Yukon.
India, China and India will be shown
Service at Union Buy at 3:30 p.m.. Or
Suaday, February 1 there will be celebrated the diamond jubilee of Anglican Church work in British Columbia
The Dean of Columbia, Dr. QuallltOtl
v.ill be the preacher.
Ci.Ulollc Church Services.
Mass will lie celebrated in tbe Cumberland Catholic church tomorrow
morning at 11 o'clock.
Chic.' nf Police    Issues    Wuriilliiic to
Those Who IIlive Not Already
Attended to This Mutter.
Editor Islander,—I wish to draw the
attention of the public to the fact that
ii is an infringement of tbe health bylaws to have their premises in a dirty
und insanitary condition as well as
being a menace to public health.
There can be no excuse in this matter
as parties wishing to do so can have
their rubbish hauled at market rates
by notifying me by telephone or otherwise, it is the intention of the city
authorities to have a clean city and I
confidently look for tbe support of all
householders towards this end. I shall
take it that parties who do not keep
their premises in a sanitary condition
are lacking in consideration for the
well-being of the city as a whole and
their neighbors in particular and shall i
be forced to take severe measures.   I
mount Charged fur Current During
Last October Considered us .Much
Too High.
The City Council Is not satisfied with
he hill presented for city lighting for
he month of October. The bill for Sep
ember was in the neighborhood of
;40 and that for November was about
.70, while the October bill amounts to
about $120.
The aldermen are convinced that thc
lity did not use that amount of elec
deity and the mayor and Aid. Pick
I'd, with the city clerk, were appoint
d a committee to interview the elec
'ic light company and try and arrive
t a settlement.      It is claimed  the
ompany is responsible for the size
>f the bill because lights were allowed
.o burn all day and the city was not
able to turn them oil, they being under
the control of the   company   at that
lime. This was a result of the altera
ions which were under way, and the
■ouncil   does  not  feel  that  the  city
ihould be charged with it. The matter
vas taken up this week and a settlement is likely.
.ndlOH Who Take nn Interest In General Hospital Appoint Officers.lor
the Coming Year.
On Tuesday afternoon last the Wo-
.len'r. Auxiliary   of the   Cumberland
eucial Hospital mot' and elected Cillers for the coming year. The election
esulted as follows:
linn, president—.Mrs. Alex. Cameron.
President—Mrs. Owen.
Vice-President—Mrs. Hlckson.
Secretary—.Mrs. Laird.
Treasurer- -.Mrs. Hanks.
Buying Committee .Mrs. T. Ora-
.ain, .Mrs. Bryan, .Mrs. Piket.
Work Committee .Mrs. Uruce, Mrs.
'Hilton. Mrs. Bunbury.
Visiting Committee Mrs. Comley,
ilrs, Hood, Mrs. Knox.
It was decided that the Auxiliary
vould meet on the lirst Friday of each
nonth at '■' o'clock in Hie afternoon in
he Church of England Hall.
Friends Make Merry on  Anniversary
of Arrlvul on Karth of Mr. Have
Hunden, Jr.
A jolly surprise party was held on
Thursday evening last at the home of
Mrs. I). Hunden, when a number of the
young friends of Mr. Dave Hunden,
Jr.. gathered to help blm celebrate his
birthday. The evening was spent lu
games, music and dancing, the hostess
lerving substantial refreshments.
Dave's many friends are glad he Is
recovering after being kept in some
weeks with inflammation of an eye.
Misses Ellen nnd Pearl Hunden also
celebrated their birthdays this week,
and their many friends wished them
many happy returns.
Excavations   in   .Main   Thoroughfare
for Electric Light Poles Arc
u Menace to Public
At the' meeting of the City Council
in Monday night, Aid. Wier complained of a dangerous' hole near the
idewalk on Dunsmuir avenue at thc
lostoflice. The hole might not be ver>
langeroUs to adults, but when flllec
.vith water a child might easily drop
nto it and be drowned before assist-
mce could be given.
Aid. Thomson, chairman of tho board
if works, stated that there were several such holes in the city which had
.een dug by workmen of the electric
iglit company. He had complained 01
.he matter to the manager of the company and the promise had been made
.hat the matter would be attended to.
Another alderman declared the man
.vlio was responsible for the presence
if the dangerous holes should be made
.o do away with tlie menace in "Short"
irder, and the city clerk was instructed to notify the company that unless
.he holes were filled within one week
ihe city would attend to the matter
And have the expense charged to. the
To Arrange for Loan.
Aid. Charles Parnham, chairman ot
Finance, was granted permission tc
introduce a by-law at the next meeting of the City Council granting authority to arrange an overdraft at the
bank to carry the city along until the
taxes commence to come in. This is
the usual procedure, as the city must
pay current accounts and as the taxes
do not fall due until the year Is about
half over, it is necessary to borrow
the money.
ilEYNOLDS—The deatli occurred on
January ti at the General Hospital,
Vancouver, following an operation,
of Kate Gertrude Reynolds, aged 3G,
wife of Charles Reynolds, 1725
Twenty-eighth avenue east, Vancouver*, and late of Cumberland, 11. C.
Interment took place at Ocean View
Burial Park, Vancouver, on January 10.
situated off Courtenay road, about
one and one-half miles from town.
For further particulars apply
Box 93.
The Court of Revision of the Muni-
■ipal Assessment Roll will hold Hi
first meeting in the City Council Chambers on Monday, February il, at 7 p.m.
All those desirous of lodging a protest or objection against their assess-
nent must do so In writing, such complaint or objection to be In the hands
jf the City Clerk not later than the
29th day of January, 11120, after which
date no complaints made will be
Legally within the jurisdiction of tlie
■curt to deal witli.
Of which every person concerned is
requested to take due and timely
(Signed)        T. MORDY,
City Clerk.
Board of School Trustees,
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures, Cumberland Public and High
Schools, for the year ending Deccm-
;er 31, 1919.
Quarterly giants (govern-*
ment)    5 8102,90
For outside pupils, government     2044.40
City of Cumberland School
District      11727.22
Teachers' salaries  $10,880.50
Janitors   1,400.00
Medical olllcer   100.00
Secretary salary   till.00
Olllce »  7.15
Light and water  84.16
Fuel ,  288.10
Fence   100.115
Supplies   S5S.30
Repairs  600.SO
Laundry   22.50
School rent  20.00
To salaries  $293.10
By government grant and fees 293.10
Estimates   for   Public   ami
High School, 1919  $14,315.00
Estimate for fence from 1918      200.00
Total  $14,5;5.00
Own   the.   Best
If your* piano bears  the
name and trade mark of
*     H'EINTZMAN   &   CO.     *
you have got the very
best manufactured in the
Dominion of Canada. If
it doesn't bear the name
and you want the best,
call or write to the nearest Helntzman branch
and they will take your
other piano in exchange
for a Ye Olde Firme of
Helntzman & Co. piano,
allowing yuo a fair valuation on your used instrument.
WANTED—MEN TO FILL Positions as automobile repairmen and
drivers. The demand for skilled men
in the automobile business never
was as great as it is at the present
time. We will train you In a short
time with the latest and most up-to-
date method, to qualify and earn big
money in one of the most profitable
and interesting businesses of the
present day. We teach automobile
repairing and driving, oxy acetelyne
welding, storage battery repairing
and rebuilding, vulcanizing and retreading on the latest and best
equipment. Thousands of our graduates are now holding splendid positions and never regret the time
spent in training themselves under
our system. If you are interestetd in
any of the above courses, write for
literature and catalogue. Dept. 53,
Hemphill Trade Schools, Blanchard
aud Fisgard streets, Victoria, B.C.
Established over fifteen years, with
branches at Victoria, Edmonton,
Vancouver, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Saskatoon, Tacoma, Wash.,
Portland, Ore. 50-tf
LEARN—These ari- ttie big paying
lilies of the future. Skilled men
and women are always ln domand
In the after war re-adjustment
only trained persons will be wanted.
Start now to learn. Send for catalogue today. WHAT DO YOU
WANT TO BE? We train you in
electrical, mechanical, mining and
steam engineering. Ship and mechanical drafting. Also courses in
Navigation, Agriculture, Stenography, automobile, languages, chemistry, telephone and other subjects.
International Corres p o n d e n c e
Schools, P.O. Box 1121, Nanaimo,
B.C., J. H. Milsom, Manager.
general housework. Apply Mrs. P.
P. Harrison, Cumberland.
IN He JIM' IIF.N, Deceased.
Take Notice that all persons having
any claims against the estate of tlie
above-named decedent, who died at
Cumberland, B.C., on the 16th day of
December, 1919, must present the
lame duly verified, for payment on or
'iel'ore the 2Sth or February, 1920, to
Mr. Wesley Willard of Cumberland,
B.C., administrator, witli will annexed,
of thc estate of said decedent. After
the said 28th day of February the said
idminlstrator will proceed to pay the
legacies and bequests contained in said
vlll, and otherwise distribute the
estate, without regard to any claims
respecting which he has had no notice.
Administrator Above-named.
Dated this 20th day of January, 1920.
We wish to announce that,
owing to the Increase in tlie
price of Hour, we have been com5
pelled to increase tlie price of
bread, which will now be Two
Loaves for 25c.
Marrochi Bros.
Jas. Halliday.
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 5-1172
Dry Goods & Gents' Furnishings
For One Week Only, Commencing Jan. 23. Terms Cash.
WHEN goods are so hard to procure and prices
constantly advancing, this is an opportunity not
to be missed. Every article in our comprehensive stock will be offered at reduced prices for this sale.
A discount of 10 per cent, will be given on every dollar
spent, that is on lines not reduced, but regular goods.
Many lines will be offered at reductions of 25 per cent,
to effect a speedy clearance.
gathered at back with belt, size 38, t$ 1 Q AA
reg. $25.00.    Sale Price tPlO.Uv
wool, size 40, reg. $27.00, (JIQ Qf
Sale Price «Pl0.t/tl
BROWN SERGE COATS,— sizes 36'and 38, slashed
pockets, belt and smart collar, reg. £Q1 *7Pv
$29.75.   To go for  fpul.* I D
LIGHT GREY ZIBELINE COAT—Size 38, full back,
with belt attached, a very smart coat, (J» 1 D AA
reg. price $25.00.   Sale Price   ■ijJlO 1/1/
size 40, reg. price $26.75 d»1 O  PA
Sale Price «plO.<Jl/
HEAVY GREY TWEED COATS—Size 44, reg. price
$25.00. <uifi 7p;
Sale Price «D1U- I O
DARK GREEN STRIPED COAT—Last season's, size
38, reg. price $21.00. ()J1 1   AP
Sale Price «Pll*«/iJ
BROWN CURL CLOTH COATS—Size 36, a beauty,
very smart and an extra good quality (J*OQ CA
of cloth, reg. price $32.00.   Sale Price *\}£.0»0\)
BURGUNDY VELOUR COAT—Size 20, reg. price
$29.50. ■ d»9A AP
Sale Price f[}tU\J,UO
BROWN CHECK TWEED COAT—Size 20, plush collar
and cuffs, belt with buckle at back, (tlA QK
reg. price $25.00. Sale Price tplt/*t/9
ROYAL BLUE HOPSACK—Light weight, fine all-wool
cloth, reg. price $37.50. fl»n  PA
Sale Price      «P^ 0\J
38 and 40, reg. price $12.95. • d»A PA
Sale Price «PI/.t)U
LADIES' SILK RUBBER COAT—Size 36, reg. price
$18.00.   To clear at (U1ACA
Sale Price «PlU.OU
FAWN RUBBER COAT—Misses' size 34. &A AP
To clear at  "iP^.t/D
LADIES' FAWN RAIN COAT—Fawn, first grade,
To clear at Ot-t A  AP
Sale Price «Pl^l.e7U
To clear at &n QP
Sale Price tP 1 tVD
Extra Special lot of the very best grade Ladies' Rubberized Coats, specially adapted for motoring, driving
or everyday use, most sizes in stock. This special
lot could not be bought from the manufacturer today
....at. our Sale Price. Our reg- price d*OK f\(\
$35.00.   Sale Price *PeUO.\){)
shades of pink and blue, also in white, bought some
time ago and we give you the benefit. d»A nr
Sale Price per pair  $*£• I O
GREY TWEED SUIT—A splendid quality of goods,
coat lined with satin throughout, reg. frfy P AA
price $32.00.  Sale Price «P.UtJ.UU
A few Ladies' Suits which are to be cleared out at a
Special reduction, not a bad one in the lot. The styles
are plain tailored.
BROWN SERGE SUIT—Size 38. To go d»S)-| nr
Sale Price «P/dl. I D
made of good quality cloth. A most dJOrT PA
desirable suit. Sale Price  (PaU I ^OU
LADIES' "GODDESS" CORSETS—Known all over the
Canada as one of the new and leading lines, laced
front. About 30 pairs in this lot. to clear fl»Q nr
Special Sale Price *pO» I O
Another l;ne in "Goddess" Corsets, front laced, reg.
price $3.75. &f) QP
Sale Price tytUtUO


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