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With which ls consolidated tht) Cumberland News.
Special Despatch to The Islander.
Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 9.—Revolution will likely follow in the
wake of prohibition, according to Rev. Dr. G. Campbell Morgan,
pastor of Westminster Chapel, London, now visiting in Syracuse.
When a great country banishes strong drink it must prepare
for a revolution, he declared from the pulpit. When-a man stops
drinking he begins to think. All that happened in Russia in the
revolutionary line has occurred since vodka was abolished. When
London goes dry her East End will arise, said Dr. Morgan.
Vancouver Veterans Will Call Upon
Provincial Government to Act
Special Dispatch to The Islander.
Vancouver, Jan. 9.—"If the federal authorities do not meet the
situation of settling th'e returned soldiers along organized lines in
British Columbia and meet the wishes of our comrades in this
respect, an urgent request should be filed with the Provincial Government that it carry on the soldiers' settlement in British Columbia independent of the federal board, securing the necessary loans
through the flotation of provincial debentures and the entire issue
be placed in British Columbia to rehabilitate the returned civilian
soldiers." •  •
This is one of the recommendations contained in a report of
the land settlement committee of the Great War Veterans' Association submitted to a meeting of the association on Thursday
evening. The report was prepared by a committee under the
chairmanship of Comrade A. F. Walker and tends to clear up the
situation which has been one of the long-standing grievances
among returned men of the province;
The election of oflicers will be held next Thursday.
Provincial Conservative Leader
who delivered a masterly address at Courtenay
las Tuesday and scored the Provincial Government on its mismanagement of public affairs.
Great American Steel Strike
Has Been Officially Called Off
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
Pittsburg, Jan. 9.—Organized field workers and international
union heads which entered in the nation-wide strike of steel workers which went into effect on September 22, are in receipt of an
official order from the national committee calling off the strike.
The order declared the committee's decision was forced by the
ruthless and massive power of the steel corporation, the press and
public bodies.
Native Son of Nanaimo Has Been
Active in the Troubles  in
That Country.
Special Despatch to The Islander.
Vancouver, Jan. 9.—Col. Colllshaw,
ln a letter to E. O. Taylor of Nanaimo,
Inspector of fisheries, writes from
Southern Russia, as head of the only
British air squadron which he organized. He has been honihlng tlie Bol-
shies there since June and Is preparing to return. Tlie date Is uncertain.
Col. Colllshaw Is a native of Nanaimo.
Men Who Will Look After Affairs ot
Returned Soldiers for This
Theie was a large turnout of members of the Cumberland branch of the
Great War Veterans' Association lust
Tuesday night, when the principal
business taken up was tlie eleotlou of
oflicers for the coming year, resulting
as follows: President, H. Conrod:
vice-president, W. M. Brown; second
vice-president, A. Pearson: sectetnry,
C. J. Bunbury; treasurer, T. \\. Scott.
The meeting decided to support Mr,
J. C. Brown for alderman and vtayor
D. R. McDonald for a second I'lm aa
Chief magistrate.
Sleeping Sickness Record
(Special liispnlch to The Ishinilcr.)
Winnipeg,   Jan.   II.--To   date   there
have been ninety-six cuseH of sleeping sickness  In   Winnipeg, of  which
twenty-six   have   proved   fatal.
Wild Rumors
Regarding the
Princess Pat
Were Totally
The delay in the sailing from
Vancouver yesterday of the
steamship Charmer gave rise
to all kinds of rumors about the
city, and by 10 o'clock last night
the reasons assigned for her delay covered a range from severe
fog to the blowing up of the
boilers of the steamer Princess
Patricia. So persistent were
these rumors that The Islander
decided to get into communication with Vancouver in an attempt to verify them. Accordingly the night editor of the
Daily Province was secured by
long distance telephone, and he
reported that nothing whatever
of an untoward nature had happened to shipping in that port,
and that the Princess Patricia
had made her usual runs during
the day.
The Charmer did not leave
Vancouver until after 1 o'clock
in the afternoon and was therefore many hours late in reaching
Union Pay, getting there about
Rumor That He Has Been Made
Constable of the Tower of
(Speciul  Despatch to. The Islander.)
London, Jan. 9.—Itls rumored tfiat
Field Marshal Haig will be appointed
to the decorative post of Constable of
the Tower of London, which has become vacant througt the death of Field
Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
This position dates from the days
when the Tower was the residence of
the kings of England. The uniform
worn by the Constable on state occasions is one of the most magnificent
and showy in the kingdom.
Lending Statesmen of Allied Countries
Discuss Fate of Dalmatian City.
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
Paris, Jan. 8.—The Flume problem
was taken up at a meeting held in
private today by the premiers and
other Allied statesmen assembled here.
The meeting was attended by Premier
Lloyd George of Great Britain, Premier
Nittl, of Italy, Premier Clemenceau of
France, Earl Curzon, Vittorio Acrat-
ora, Italian Foreign Minister, Bonar
Law, Hugh C. Wallace, American ambassador to France, Baron Matsu,
Japanese ambassador, Paul Dubasta,
general secretary of the Peace Conference, and Phillips Barthelot, political director of the French foreign
Special Despatch to The Islander.
Constantinople, Jan. 9.—Turkey lias
sent a note to the Allies declaring tiie
proposed division of the Turkish Empire will make the East a hotbed of
Annum Gathering Will Be Held Next
Thursday, When Supper Will
Be Served.
The annual congregational meeting
of St. George's Presbyterian Church
will be held In the basement of the
church on Thursday next, January 15,
commencing 'at 6:30.
A change from previous years is being Inaugurated in that supper will be
served at (1:30, to which members and
adherents (no children) are cordially
Sociability around the supper table
wlll be a feature of the evening, after
which the business of tlie church will
lie discussed and plans and schemes
adopted for a forward movement.
A full representation of all members
and adherents is urgently requested.
Recent   Order  of  Government
Has Sent AH Autos to
Their Garages. •
'Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
"naif- Jan, 9—The feature of the
Irish political situation today is the
absence of automobile traffic from
Dublin streets. The passive resisting
of the drivers who object to the government's order requiring special permits, refuse to make aplication for
any and have now succeeded in forcing every petrol vehicle in the district to Its garage. The order was
designed to prevent the use of cars
by Sinn Fein raiders, but Its only
effect ls to paralyze industries.
Special Despatch to The Islander.
Paris, Jan. 9.—The French, British and Italian premiers had
a conference last evening. It is announced.that diplomatic relations will be resumed with Germany on Sunday, when the French
charge d'affaires will leave for Berlin.
Baron von Lesk and von Lersner, German representatives,
will present their credentials to President Poincare.
It will be decided then whether the ceremony shall be a public
one or not and whether the nations not ratifying the treaty shall
be admitted. The treaty enters into effect immediately, the signatures of the three great powers being suHieint.
Democratic Party Will Have to
Accept Either Wilson or Bryan
Special Despatch lo The Islander.
Washington, Jan. 9.—The Democratic party is faced with the
alternative of following President Wilson's leadership and making
the peace treaty an issue in the November elections or following
W. J, Bryan's leadership and securing "ratification on the best
compromise terms possible." It is believed here that the treaty
will go into the 1920 campaign as a paramount issue in spite of
Bryan's argument against such a course. Wilson and Bryan are
diametrically opposed in this situation.
Sir Robert Borden Goes With
Lord Jellicoe to West Indies
Mrs.   William   Merrifield   Called   to
Nnnnlnio by Illness of Mrs.
On Wednesday last Mrs. William
Merrifield received an urgent message
from Nanaimo calling her to the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Brighton, who
was taken seriously 111. An operation
was found necessary and the patient
was taken to the hospital. Last accounts stated that Mrs. Brighton's
condition was as satisfactory as could
he expected, but that she was not yet
out of danger.
After going to press news was
received that Mrs. Brighton had
died after the operation.
Western Canada Dallies Hard lilt by
thc Lack of Sufficient Supplies.
(Special Dispatch In The islander.)
Winnipeg, Jan. 9.—The newsprint
shortage ls aproachlng a critical stage
in Winnipeg and other Western Canadian centres, wliieh the orders-in-
councll promulgated at Ottawa have
not served to remedy. In view of the
necessity of conserving paper under
these circumstances and the fact that
all Western newspapers are threatened
with early suspension failing a speedy
saving of situation, the papers have
been cut to minimum sizes.
Holy Trinity Anglican--Holy communion S:3(1 a.m. Cumberland; 11 n.
ni.. Union Bay] 3:30, Denman Island;
7 p.m., Cumberland. The Hev. J.
Antle, superintendent of the Columbia
Const Mission, hopes to be in Cumberland on Sunday and will preach at the
evening service.
Grace Methodist- Services tomorrow
will be held at the UBUal hours.
St. George's Presbyterian -The
usual services wlll be held tomorrow.
Special Despatch to The Islander.
Key West, Fla., Jan. 9.—Admiral Lord Jellicoe embarked on
the flagship New Zealand yesterday for Havana. It is understood
he is to go to South Africa. Sir Robert Borden embarked with
him. No statement could be obtained as to Premier Borden's
future movements other than he was going to Cuba.
Those Whe    Helped    Make Cantata
Success Are Heartily Thanked
hy Both Churches.
The officers and teachers of Grate
Methodist Church and St. George's
Presbyterian Church desire to give
expression through The Islander of
their hearty thanks and appreciation
of all those who contributed to the successful programme which was rendered In the Methodist Church on
Christmas night.
The cantata was a pronounced success and the thanks of the Sunday
school workers Is hereby extended to
Mr. Charles O'Brien for his painstaking work, which was to him a labor of
love. Many nights and much work
were spent In training the children to
such efficiency as was manifested on
that night.
The rendering of tlie cantata, however, would have been an Impossibility
without the musical accompaniment,
nml Miss (leogliegnit vory€ acceptably
performed this duty.
Tite programme was varied and extended by the following nrllsts taking
part, to all of whom our hearty thanks
is also extended: Mrs. McLeod, iu
her club-swinging exercise manifested
great ability; Mr. Westwell In his concertina number added much pleasure
to the audience by his various selections; Mr. Edwards, whom we delight
always to hear, presiding at the organ,
rendered a beautiful solo in ills usual
efficient manner.
We also wish to extend our thanks
to all those who kindly gave their
autos to carry Ihe performers to Merville lo reproduce the cantata for the
benefit of the soldiers and (heir
To Mr. Youliill. who so ably performed tlie duties of the chair, we e>:
lend our hearty thanks.
Mayor Gale Re-Elected-
(Special Dispatch I" Tlie Islander.)
Vancouver, -Inn. Be   Mayor Gale has
been re-elected by a majority of nfloon
Annual Meeting of Vestry Shows the
Finances in Splendid Condition—
Good Work by Vi. A.
The annual vestry of Holy Trinity
Church was held In the Church Hall
on Friday, January 2.     ' .
Mr. T. Mumford, people's warden,
presented the financial report for the
year, which showed a very satisfactory
financial condition.
Mr. Greig, secretary-treasurer, pro-
sealed the report for the Church Hall,
which showed that over $1UH0 had
been raised during the year towards
the building and furnishing of the
hall, with only $15 from outside
sources. The chief credit for this work
belongs to the Women's Auxiliary,
ably assisted by the girls' branch,
these two organizations having raised
over $000 during the year. The vestry
passed a hearty vote of thanks to tlle
Indies for their efforts anil the rector
and wardens pleaded with them 'not
to he weary In well doing."
.Mr. T. Mumford was unanimously
re-elected people's warden and Mr. K.
Pickard, vicar's warden.
The church committee is composed
of .Mr. T. E. Hate. Mr. T. Mordy. Mr.
G. .Michell. .Mr. Jeffrey, Mr. Short and
.Mr. Coates, with Mrs. Spicer, .Mrs.
Bryan, Mrs. Richardson and Mrs.
The Women's Auxiliary will hold
their annual sale of work immediately
alter Easter.
Tentative Plans Haw Been Submittal
In flic  Dominion  Authorities*
(Spcclul liispnlch l» 'I'lic Islander.)
Vancouver, J.nn. 9,   Tentative plan I
for the throe propsod steamers for the
Canadian    National    Railways    have
been prepared and submitted  to. the
Dominion   authorities   following the
decision ns to the dockage system In
connection with the terminals in Vancouver.   An announcement in respect
in tlie evil's  coastwise  intentions
is expected to lie made shortly. Page Two
January 10, 1920.
Music and Photoplays
THE Cumberland City Hand is In
n very good position financially,
as will be seen by the following
statement submitted by the secretary,
Mr. 10. Jackson:
Balance on hand Aug. 1,1910, $2(1.65;
Canadian Collieries' employees picnic.
$50; receipts from masquerade ball,
$276.80-; football club, rent of hand
hall, $7; benefit dunce at Courtenay,
$44; received from A. Maxwell, $5; received from I'nlon Brewing Company,
$10; P. Dallos, rent tor band hull. $2;
.1. DbIIob, rent for band hall, $7; football club, mm for band hall, $'4; re-
boti E. W. Bickle account, fs; tolal,
Band picnic nt Royston Beach. $40.75;
Dong Tong Tailor, fixing hand suit,
$0.50; A. II. Peacey. stationery for secretary, 45c; A. II. Peacey, two packets
nil'her bands, 40c; postal order lor
music, $23.50; W. Willard, two carrying straps for Instruments, $1.50; II.
Murdock, duty on music. $4.03; A. li.
Peacey, stationery for secretary, 40c;
' Cumberland Motor Works, six gallons
gasoline, $2.40; Mrs. Hudson, music lor
courtenay dance, $6.50; light and water
hill for band hall, $2.45; stationery
nnd stamps lor secretary, $3; lunch
for orchestra nl masquerade ball, $3;
Mrs. Hudson, music, for masquerade
ball, $S..",n; 11. Murdock, car hire to
Courtenay, $5; Mr. G. Pride, loan for
pri7.es masquerade, $50; 11. Murdock,
car hire for Campbell River dance, $20;
Mrs. Hudson, music for Campbell
River dance, $8.5(1; Wright & Rounds
Journal, $11.25; W. Hudson, car hire
Campbell River dance, $11; .1. Salmon,
car hire Campbell River dance, $7; N.
E. Smith, work on band hall, $31.50;
Simon Leiser. sateen for drum, II. Williams' funeral. $-1.25; Simon Leiser, 5
yards black ribbon, 75c; Simon Leiser,
7 yards black ribbon, $1.40; E. W.
Bickle, printing from December, 1III0,
S75; Altken ,'; Gibson, transporting
forms to llo-Ilo for masquerade dance,
S:i.r,n; tolal, $334.58.
Total income, $'143.46; total expenditure!;. $334.58; balance in bank,
a     a     a
Those who were fortunate enough
to ,co "The Old Fashioned Girls" when
they appeared nt the Ilo-lla Theatre
a couple of months ago wlll await with
pleasureable anticipations the appearance of the Ward Waters Company at
Hie same theatre on January 21. This
company is playing under the auspices
oi the Ellison-White Lyceum Bureau
oi' Portland, Oregon, under whose direction "The Old Fashioned Girls"
'Ihe Ward Waters Company presents
to the public a programme of unusual
interest null originality. Mr, Waters as
a character make-up artist takes high
rank among the hesr- of platform entertainers. His sketches are new and
original and have not previously been
heard on the platform. With Mrs.
Waters he will do some whistling
duels, and the company will give a
little play whenever desired. Their
dramatic work Is especially good, as
Mrs. Waters has had several years of
experience, iu Block companies. Her
child Impersonations are clever Indeed.
Miss Edna Falk, Ihe contralto soloist, is n very gifted young singer. Her
voice Is deep anil rich and has that
beautiful mellow quality so seldom
'Ihe Ward Waters Company wlll he
the only attraction lor the evening ot
January 21. there being no moving
pictures shown, and there will he only
one show, commencing al 8 p.m.
a     a     a
Vitagraph brings to the screen number of o Henry's famous short
stories In "The Unknown Quantity,"
tin' Corlnne Griffith picture which wlll
he seen in the llo-Ilo Theatre tonight.
This company lias scored many artistic
sineesses through Us famous author's
policy iiiul o. Henry works have contributed their full share. Among the
live reel adaptations from that writer
ai-e "Everybody's Girl," "One Thou-
snld Dollars," "I Will Repay," "Find
the Woman" and "Tho Changing Woman."
"The Unknown Quantity" gives what
promises to he one of Miss Griffith's
best roles, the strong love Interest
affording the young star exceptional
opportunity to display her rare personal charm and versatility as an actress.
The story dcnls with the light of a
young millionaire to make amends to
tho girl lor wrongs liis,.rnthcr had
done her family. Sbe despised him and
looked with favor on another, but he
won In the unusual game of hearts be-
ciiuse he applied "The Unknown Quantity" to the problem of changing her
hate to love.
The picture was filmed nt Vltagraph's Brooklyn studio under the
direction of Thomas B. Mills, and In
tlie supporting east nre Huntley Gordon, li. Davenport,    Jack    Rldgewiiy,
I Frederick Buckley nnd Jack McLean.
.   .   .
i Elsie Ferguson, t'10 famous actress
| appearing in Artcraft pictures, chief
I among which were the phenomenally
I successful "Barbary Sheep,'* "The Rise
of Jennie dishing." "The Hong of
| Songs" and "Rose of the World," will
j be seen in her latest Artcraft picture,
"The Lie," at the llo-Ilo Theatre next
Few pictures iu which .Miss Ferguson has thus far appeared surpass
"The Lie" in point of human interest
and distinct heart appeal. Tho theme
omhodiea a great sacrifice made By one
sister for another, to*the end that the
family honor may not suffer. The
scenes of the photoplay are laid in an
old ahhey in England and afford interesting glimpses of aristocratic country
Hfe. It is filled with numerous thrilling dramatic incidents, not the least
absorbing of which is the scene in
which the sacrificing sister refuses to
give up to Its mother the child she has
learned to Jove as her own and for
whose sake sbe has suffered bitter
scandal and reproach,
The picture is based upon the famous play hy Arthur Jones, the scenario havinlg been written by Charles
Maigne, author of many famous pictures. The production was directed by
I. Searle Dawley.
*    +    *
Mable Withee, thc 18-year-old sen-
latlon of New York's Winter Garden,
ippeara as co-star witli Jaclt Sherrill,
the popular screen actor in the motion
picture version of "Once to Every
.Man," tbe story hy Larry Evans. This
production lias been booked for the
llo-Ilo Theatre for Tuesday next.
"Once to Every Man" is one of the
lew photo plays that will appeal to
any character of audience whether
men. women or children, it is seldom
that a red-blooded sensational drama
is clean and wholesome throughout,
but tbis is just the proper characteri-
z-ition of "Onco to Every Man."
Motion picture patrons love a flght-
ng picture, he the light spiritual or
physical, and "Once to Every Man"
lias been pronounced a picture "all
Miss Withee, when approached by
tbe Frohman Amusement Corporation,
was loath to appear in pictures, but
after reading the story in novel form
and with a few studio tests, she was
finally prevailed upon to assume the
Ingenue role iu this production.
Although, appearing on the legitimate stage every night and twice a
week for matinees, she managed to
crowd Into tier spare hours tlie work
necessary to portray her part in this
.Miss Withee was born just eighteen
years ago at Grand Rapids, Mich. At
the age of 15 she went into stock at
Johnstown, Pa., and coming under the
notice of tbe Shubei t Amusement Corporation, she was immediately given a
eadlng part in their production "When
LYoams Come True." Thereafter she
assumed leading roles in "Robinson
Crusoe, Jr." and "Sindbad," supporting Al Jolson in tbe latter production.
Miss Withee is now portraying the
itle role lu tho musical comedy "Miss
Miss Withee has played In every
irge city in the United States from
coast to coast, and Is considered to
have reached stardom at an earlier age
than any other legitimate theatrical
Public notice is hereby given to the
electors ot the .Municipality of tbe
Corporation of tlie ( ity of Cumberland
Hint I recjuiro the p.-esence of the said
electors at the City Council Chambers
on Monday, the Utli day of January.
11)20, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing a Mayor, six Aldermen,
two School Trustees, one License Commissioner, and one Police Commissioner, to represent them on the various
hoards for tlie ensuing terms.
The Mayor and Aldermen shall he
elected for a term of one year. The
School Trustees and License and
Police Commissioners shall he elected
for a term of two years.
The mode of nomination of c.andl
dates shall be as follows:
The candidates shall be nominated
in writing; the wrlling shall be subscribed to by two voters of the .Municipality as proposer and seconder, and
shall he delivered to the Returning
Officer at any time between the dotu
of the notice and 2 p.m. of the day oi'
nomination; the said writing may lie
in the form numbered 5 in tbo ached
ule of this,Act; and shall state the
names, residences and occupations or
descriptions of each person proposed,
in such manner as sufficiently to
identify such candidate; and in tbe
event of a poll being necessary such
poll will be opened on Thursday, thc
If-th day of January, 1920, at the
Council Chambers, Dunsmuir Avenue,
Cumberland, I3.C, of which every per
son  is  required  to  take notice  and
govern himself accordingly.
No person shall be nominated or be
eligible as a candidate for Mayor,
Alderman, School Trustee, License
or Police Commissioner, unless he be
possessed of the qualifications by law
required of those officers, and miles:-
the candidate shall, on or before the
hour of 2 p.m. of the day of nomination, furnish the Returning Officer
with a statement in writing, specifying the land or real property upon
which he qualifies, his nomination
shall he Invalid aud shall not he acted
upon by the Returning Officer.
The qualifications as candidate fo.
Mayor are as follows:
He must bo a British subject of the
full age of twenty-one years and not
disqualified under any law, and have
been for the six months next preceding tbe day of nomination the registered owner ln the Land Registry
Office of land or real property iu the
city of the assessed value on tbe last
municipal assessment roll of $1000.00
over nnd above any registered encumbrance or charge and who is otherwise qualified as a municipal voter.
The qualifications as candidate for
Alderman, School Trustee, License
and Police Commissioner, are as follows:
They must be a British subject of
the full age of twenty-one years and
not disqualified under any law, and
have been for six months next preceding the day of nomination tlie registered owner in the Land Registry
Office of land or real property in the
city of the assessed value on tlie last
municipal assessment roll of $500.00
or more over and above any registered
encumbrance or charge, and who In
otherwise qualified as a municipal
Given under my hand at the City of
Cumberland this 27th day of December, 1919.
Returning Officer.
Paolo Monte
Shoe Repairing n Specially.
WM.MERRIF1EM),     Proprietor
Dunsmuir Ave..        Cumberland, BC
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
Shoe Repairer, Dunsmuir Avenue
I wish to Inform the publlc that I
am now In a position to repair by
Look like new, hut wear longer.
A trial will convince.
Rubber Heels While You Walt
. DAVIS,     .     ■     Cumberland, B.C.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Million.
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. 9-31102
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
THOS. H. CAREY      •
Cumberland, B.C.
NewJHome Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,       Cumberland.
License No. G-1172 '
Next Week
Saturday, January 10.
"The Unknown Quantity"
Monday. January 12.
"La Tosca"
Tuesday, January 13.
"Once to Every Man"
Wednesday, January. 14.
"Carolyn of the Corners"
Thursday, January 15.
"The Roaring Road"
A Paramount Picture
"Scales to Antlers"
-A Chester Outing     '   •
"Never Surprise Your Wife"
A Christie Comedy
A January 10, 1920.
the Islander, Cumberland, h.c.
Page Three.
Carpentier Is Willing to Meet Dempsey in Fifteen-round Bout.
Deschamps, manager fqr Georges
Carpentier, has wired James Coffroth,
manager ot the Tijuana race track, accepting the latter's terms tor a championship bout between Carpentier and
Dempsey ln America. The only exception taken was relative to the length
ot the battle, Carpentier being unwilling to light over fifteen rounds, favoring ten rounds.
SOUTH WELLINGTON has again shown its lack of sportsmanship, and in a way that reflects very little credit upon them.
Recently a team of footballers from Seattle visited that town,
and the bills advertising the event announced the South Wellington team as the champions of the Up-Island League.
The South Wellington team did not win the championship of
the Up-Island League this year, no matter what they may have
done in other years, and they have no right to advertise themselves as champions. They had a good chance to win the championship this year by going on the field and playing Cumberland
team, which had tied them for first place; but they lacked the
courage. The date set for the playoff came too soon to allow them
to secure the services of outside players to strengthen their team,
and so they refused to play. The Cumberland team was on the
field ready to play, and the referee accordingly awarded them the
game and the championship of the league- A team that refuses
to play off a tie for first place can scarcely lay claim to the title of
champions. During the whole season the South Wellington team
were noted for their lack of sportsmanship, and this last act of
theirs has only added additional opprobrium to their already unsavory reputation. And what do they gain by such tactics ? They
may have been able to deceive the men from Seattle into the belief
that they were playing against "champions," but they did not
deceive the people of their own town nor those of the other towns
in the Up-Island League, and as they will have to live and play
football (at least most of them) in this district, they will find in
the days to come wherein they made their great mistake.
There may be some excuse for the man who lays claim to the
title of champion before a contest and because of past performances in general, but once a contest for the championship is started
he must succeed in defeating all-comers if he wishes to retain that
title. That is something the South Wellington team did not do,
and they are no more entitled to call themselves champions of the
Up-Island League than are Ladysmith City, who wound up the
season at the bottom. And as sportsmen they are not in the same
class as the men of the latter town, who continued to do battle in
the face of successive defeats and when there was very little hope
of them winning even one game.
The men of South Wellington ought to be thoroughly ashamed
of themselves.
Short Jabs
at Sport
South Wellington team must like
themselves. Champions of the Upper
Island League! I wonder how they
get that way. It seems to me the export and Import laws did not make
much difference to the guy who wrote
their advertising matter for the Seattle game. Squirrel and dynamite
must have been plenteous in his
vicinity, and why the small print headlines it deserved, and if ever Alex.
Pantagcs catches up with the man who
wrote it and can sign hini and the
South Wellington team up for the
boohy hutch championship on his
theatrical circuit, he will make a million dollars. People will laugh themselves to death.
*   *   *
The Cumberland management made
them a fair offer after their very unsportsmanlike tactics   at Ladysmith.
Why don't they come through?
.   *   .
I see by the Vancouver Province
that Dicky Stohurt made a trip to
Vancouver and played for the Longshoremen. Dickey played a good game
at centre, a place he can fill on nearly
any team.
Tonight In Nonalmo Tom Durkln ot
Saskatchewan and Gene Connor ol
Vancouver wrestle for $250 a side.
Durkin Is the champion of Alberta and
Saskatchewan. Gene Connor had a go
at Ted Thye of Spokane a couple of
weeks ago for the middleweight championship of America.
This tournament is being pulled off
under the auspices of the Western
Pastime Club. We attended some of
their tournaments last winter and you
sure get your money's worth.
1 '♦   •
Nanaimo used to be a great town for
wrestlers. Dan McLeod, at one time
wrestling champion of the world,
hailed from the Coal City. Bob Swanson, Sine Swanson and Sandy Swanson, three of the best that ever got mat
burnt; Fred Smith, Tommy Gay,
Tommy DavlB, Ralph Johnston, Tom
Weeks, BUI Wllgress, Dave Brown,
Harry Piper, all made a good name for
a    a    *
Sine Swanson Is Willi us In Cumberland and would make one of the fluent
Instructors In thc country If he had a
place to work the boys out ln. There
Is lots of material here, If we only had
a club.
* *   *
I remember when Old Jacky Ash-
croft's wrestling school was running
In Nanaimo. You had to wait your turn
to get on the mat; 1 o'clock ln the
morning would still see somebody
spinning and twisting to their hearts
content on the mat.
a   a   *
Lots of people say they don't want
their boys to mix with a tough bunch
of wrestlers and boxers. In my experience covering ten or twelve years
some of the finest fellows I have met
have been athletes of various kinds,
and I am more convinced today that
the clean body leads to a clean mind
than ever before. A man or a boy who
has pride in his body wlll not abuse it
hy coming in contact with the things
that will destroy his mind and thereby
his body. Make your motto a clean
body for a clean mind.
* a    *
Johnny Morgan of Ladysmith, who
boxes Hector McDonald In Nanaimo
tonight, is one of the niftiest middle-
weights on the Island. He packs a
punclj In both hands, is tricky and a
consistent performer. We bet on you,
* .   *
Bert Parks, an old local hoy, n former football star, Is trying the wrestling. He goes on witli Anderson of
Vancouver. If Bert Is as stubborn as
he used to be Anderson will have to
blow him on his buck with u stick of
* *   .
Saw the Cumberland glrlB team
practise basketball this week, and
they are certainly rounding Into shape
and will give tlie Courtenay girls an
awful run when they come here again.
Their shooting, passing and checking
are Improved 100 per cent. All they
need Is a little more steam and pep to
make them real players.
a    a    a
Tho Bevan Huskies are out to boot
the world since their last game, when
they met defeat at the hands of the
Wobblles. They have been practising
lilght and day. .Lord help the next
team that plays them.
The Wonders have had a big hole
mode in their team. Harry Farmer had
the misfortune to break his toe Inst
week and the Shooting Star will be
crippled for some time.
* *    a
Pete Morrison has opened a poolroom iu Ladysmith.
* *    a
Wisey Cairns is training again. Look
But Dempsey and Kearns Both Seem
to Favor It.
No ink has flowed as yet across the
piece of paper making it legally certain that Jim Coffffroth, California
promoter, Is going to stage the Demp-
sey-Carpentler fight.
But It waa recently made clear that
Coffroth's offer looks good to Kearns
and the fact that the papers have not
yet been signed principally means that
the proper time for signing has not
yet arrived.
It was emphasized that Kearns and
Coffroth have an understanding.
"I don't know anything about this,"
was Dempsey's declaration when he
was asked about the deal. "I haven't
seen Kearns since yesterday. He went
to meet Coffroth then, but what he did
I don't know."
Babe Ruth Said to Have Been Sold to
New York for Big Sum.
Just at present American League
baseball fans are very much.excited
over the reported sale ot Babe Ruth to
tbe New York Yankees. It Is said that
tbe Boston Red Sox received between
$110,000 and $125,000 for Ruth's release, the largest sum ever paid for
an Individual player. Boston fans are
up ln arms against the transfer. Ruth
has been the big drawing card for the
Boston team and the tans do not want
to see him go from their midst. Ruth
ls out with the statement that he will
not play with any other team but
Millionaires Defeat the Seattle Mets
on Home Ice In Fast Game.
Vancouver puckchasers staged a
real comeback on Monday night when
they trimmed the Seattle team by a
score of 3 to 2. The result of the game
was a pleasant surprise tor the Terminal City fans after tbe poor showing made by the home team during the
previous two weeks. Cyclone Taylor
was the star of the evening and was
responsible for all three of Vancouver's goals.
Terminal City Baseball Interests Prepared to Pay Big Money.
Vancouver baseball luterests are
prepared to buy the Salt Lake franchise ln the Pacific Coast Baseball
League for $36,000. A wire was dispatched to the directors at San Francisco to this effect and a reply ls expected shortly. As announced, the
Coast League directors asked Vancouver If this proposition would be considered and at a meeting of the Vancouver officials the plan was approved.
Jim Londas of Greece recently defeated William Demetral, Greek heavyweight catch-as-catch-can wrestling
champion In a contest for the title at
New York. The contest lasted one hour
and forty-nine minutes and twenty
seconds. Londas pinned Demetral to
the mat with a double-arm scissors
hold. The contest was rough and the
referee cautioned the men many
Another "Double-Six" Round Bout.
Al. Shubert of New Bedford, Mass.,
and Dick Loadman of Lockport, N.Y.,
fought a fast "double-six" round bout
to a draw at Portland, Me.
Regan Wins Decision.
"Kid" Regan of St. Louis won the
newspaper decision over "Dutch"
Brandt of Brooklyn in an eight-round
out for those baskets when he starts
playing those brains on them.
*   *   *
Joe's Fakers are practising steadily
and Joe says he will be tbe leader in
the second half of the league,
a     *     a
I wonder when  the local  football |
league will start.
^ 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»D QF
Price  tPO. VO
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $10.75. Sale dȣ OF
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $9.75. Sale d»F QF
Price  *PU»VO
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $8.25.   Sale d»P FA
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $7.75.   Sale (j*A  QF
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, regular $6.75.   Sale <j*A  OF
Price  «J)1.44D
Ladies* Blouses
Two dozen only Stylish Crepe de Chine and Georgette (gF QF
Crepe Blouses, regular to $10.00. Sale Price  *pO»VO
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 $12-75. Sale d»Q OF
Price ,... «J5i7...4iti
Silk Jersey Cloth Skirts, regular $12.50. Sale <J» Q 1 F
Price  fPU,LO
Silk Poplin Skirts, regular $11.00. Sale dJQ 7K
Price  «PO« * O
Silk Poplin Skirts, regular $10.75.   Sale d»Q FA
Panama Cloth Skirts, regular $9.75.   Sale G*fJ rjr
Price  tyl ilXf
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 we will refund your money.
January 10, 1920.
iJlu* JislmuVr
Published every Saturday morning ai
Cumberland, B.C.
W. II. YoriHI.L.
If there is one institution in a
community which deserves more
consideration than any other
thiit institution is a hospital. It
is at once the most necessary
and most valuable adjunct to a
city or town, and its influence is
fell throughout the whole district. And it is remarkable that
in almost every instance hos-
pitals at the very best enjoy a
very precarious existence. They
manage to scrape along somehow, it is true, but they an
never accorded that hearty support to which they are entitled.
In most of the cities which
have hospitals there is to be
found a coterie of women who
are banded together for the sole
purpose of assisting the hospital. Such work as they par-
form is peculiarly women's work
As a rule woman's nature i
more sympathetic than is that
ol 'li' stern t sex, and sympath***.
is one of the greatest assets t
1 ospital can possess. Men as a
rule pay little heed to the sufferings of their fellow beings;
they usually leave that to the
women. Men as a rule are willing
to put tip the money necessary
to run an institution of this
kind, but they are averse to
assuming the wory connected
with the collection of the funds
necessary to carry on the work.
They know the women are good
collectors and they look to them
to do this work.
There are also other things in
connection with a hospital for
which women are peculiarly
adapted. Among these may be
mentioned tiie furnishing of supplies so necessary to the comfort
and welfare of patients. Such
things may be purchased, it is
true, but they are never so much
appreciated as those which are
supplied by willing and loving
hands. Ask any of the men who
went through the hospitals
overseas and they will say that
the many comforts supplied by
the women of Canada were appreciated to a greater extent
than anything which money
could buy.
Cumberland has a hospital
that would do credit to a much
larger city, and it is sadly in
need of just that, sympathy and
assistance wliieh can be procured
only by tho women. We are informed thai there is a Woman'.
Auxiliary in connection with tht
General Hospital, but it does not
appear to be functioning to any
great extent just now. And tin
hospital needs its assistance
Of late it has been necessary for
the board of management of the
hospital to purchase those supplies which were formerly furnished by the Women's Auxil-
h iy, and this is proving quite a
; irain upon the finances,
There was once a time when
the Women's Auxiliary was an
energetic and enthusiastic organization, but of late it seems tc
have dropped into a slate ol
lethargy. What is the reason for
this—and there must be some
reason? Is it because of disagreement between the mem
bers? Or is it because one section has become envious of tht
other? It cannot be that the
people of Cumberland are not a.
ready and willing to assist thc
hospital as in days gone by. At
no time in the historj of the cit.\
has the community been as prosperous as at the present time,
and yet there never was a time
in the history pf the hospital
when it was accorded so little
support by those who should
take an interest in it.
There is work in connection
with a hospital which only women   can   perform,   and   The
Islander calls upon the women of
this city to see that the deserving institution is not in need.
We are well aware that some
may not relish sucii plain talk,
but we feel that this is a case
where words musl not be minced.
The hospital needs the assistance
if women and it is distinctly up
o the women of Cumberland to
*ee that this assistance is forthcoming.
or a  village blacksmith  know
about assessing farmers?
Those who attended the meet-
ng at Courtenay last Tuesday
veiling must ' have been impressed that the leader of the
ipposition in the Provincial Legislature knew what he was talking about. He had facts and figures aplenty, and he showed con-
lusively that he was master of
his subject. There is no man in
he public life of British Columbia today who is so well versed
n parliamentary procedure and
.vho can marshal his facts in
inch a masterly manner a3 can
Mr. Bowser. One does not require to be a supporter of the
iarty which Mr. Bowser leads
o be convinced of this, and there
.'ore many supporters of the
;overnment at the Courtenay
neeting who co1 Id not fail to
ecoginze the ability of the man.
As to the facts brought out by
Mr. Bowser there is no disputing
heir accuracy. Every statement
made and every figure quoted
was substantiated by oflicial
locuments. This is one of the
nabits Mr, Bowser has; he makes
strong statements, but he invariably has the proof of their
It is fortunate indeed that t,he
people of Vancouver had sufficient confidence in Mr. Bowser
aven during the landslide that
mveloped his government to return him to the Legislature, be-
ause he has served them well as
ihe leader of the opposition. He
'las been a veritable watchdog
I .luring the past three years, and
although he has not succeeded in
keeping the government in the
path of rectitude, he has at least
orevented them from doing more
harm than they have done.
Unlike his opponents, Mr.
bowser does not contend that he
ind his government dicf not
make mistakes, for he admits
having erred; but they were
honest mistakes; they were not
deliberate. The manner in which
he handled the prohibition ques-
ion and the non-enforcement of
the act under the present attorney-general was a scathing denunciation of tho tactics which
have been employed in connection with the conduct of the
government liquor stores, and it
wilfrequire more ingenuity than
Mr. Farris possesses to clear
himself of the opprobrium that
attaches to his administration
of the law portfolio.
They  may   not  know  much
about the practical part of the;
work, but  they  know how  to!
draw good salaries for what little
knowledge they do possess.
The automobile business has
become so popular that the Provincial Government has embarked in it.
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If your piano bears  tlie
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Remember, appointments can be%iade for any particular time for Long Distance calls.   We will have
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Specials for this Week
Extra Special Valye
in Rugs
Heavy Smyrna Reversible Rugs,
size 30*72, each, $g QQ
Heavy Smyrna Reversible Rugs,
size 27x54, each,    (j*f*  PA
Heavy Arabian Reversible Rugs,
size 27x54, each    (P A   rJE
Hit and Miss Wash- fl»1   7£
able Mats, at, each «Pl» I U
Special Value in Tapestry and
Woven Carpet Squares.
Special Value in
Comforters and
Eiderdown Quilts
Cotton Batting filled and chintz
covered  Comforters,  size  66
aT72:.each $4.75
Cotton Batting filled and heavy
chintz covered comforters,
size 66x72, each,   (gfT PTjT
Heavy Art Sateen covered, satin
panelled Eiderdown Quilts,
size 66x72, eacii fl»*f (J PA
Feather Pillows, Down Filled Cushion Forms,
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Through high rents we are forced to vacate our premises, hence our great removal
sale, lasting twenty days only.
Bargains in every line of Ladies' and Ch ildren's Ready-to-Wear Clothing, Silks and
Dress Goods, Gents' Furnishings, at extraor dinary prices.
One dollar is equal to two here in a great many cases during our big sale. Get your
share of the bargains.   Come early.   Buy al 1 you can-  That is the way to save.
Ladies' Department
LAIHKS' SIITS—A remarkable value In grey
mixture and Donegal tweed; value (J?OQ QC
lo $40.00, to clear ut one price     *Dt4v»VD
These are exceptionally line suits and really
worth many dollars more than we ask for them;
fashioned with smart tailored collars and loose
bolted effects and box pleats, and lined with
splendid quality satin. Sizes 'Mi to 41 Keruember,
all to go at one price—$£8.1K),
aUniKS' IHtKS.SES—These exclusive dresses are
below today's wholesale prices and one has only
to feel the quality of the material to realize that
they are really wonderful values in Serge and
^p!pli":.To:kar $8.95 to $26.95
KNITTING WOOL- Very Special, per
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they last.
ALL-WOOL SIIAWLS-ln colors black and white,
honeycomb pattern! CO QP, (JQ QC
fDsU.UO  und€>O.UO
great vulue at
SEWING  COTTON—In  white and black. OE„
Very special offer, 5 spools for   eitOK*
LADIES' FLANNELETTE NIGHTGOWNS—Regular price $3,511. Ta clear fl» 1 17 C
CHILDREN'S COATS—In blanket cloth and corded velvet, lined throughout. To clear OO r A
at one price, each  .'.       tDtl.tlV
CHILDREN'S DRESSES—In all shades and sizes;
values to $2.95. To be cleared at one Ol 1 A
price, each         wlsflv
$3.50. To clear at      Wsii.Ov
LADIES' STOCKINGS-In black and white
only. Special, 3 pairs for	
Gents' Furnishings
These are reduced far below today's wholesale prices.
value, 4 pairs tor       JDltUU double breast; per garment, fljl   Qt
pT!" !!—„!° —1Z  45C SHOES-Odd lines ot Ladles' and Children's Shoes
MEN'S   J1EAVV   SWEATER   COATS.   O*  AC ',Cl"nlg 0Ut '°r ,e88 U",n bM PrlCe'    D° n0t
Color maroon. Only      VrxtOO overlook these bargains. (T
January 10, 1920.
Hon. W. J. Bowser has every reason to be satisfied with the
reception accorded him during his recent visit to this district, during which he addressed meetings at Merville and Courtenay. His
original intention was to speak only at Courtenay, but the returned
soldiers of the Merville settlement communicated with him by telephone, urging him to address a meeting in their district, and he
consented. A deputation of ex-soldiers was in waiting at the
Courtenay station on the arrival of the train
The meeting at Merville was a very large one, tho hall boing
completely filled, and at rimes there' was much enthusiasm shown.
The meeting had not far advanced when it became apparent that
there was considerable unrest and dissatisfaction among the men
in the settlement, and thg questions put lo Mr. Bowser indicated
that neither the Provincial nor Dominion Governments are viewed
with any degree of favor in that locality. The returned soldiers
are of the opinion, apparently, that they are not being accorded the
treatment to which they arc entitled, and they are, naturally, dissatisfied. During the meeting numerous questions were asked the
leader of the opposition, and his replies were apparently satisfactory. He was, of course, not in tho position to make any promises, but he offered the men somi wholssomo advice.
The meeting at Courtei ay was hugely attended, although it
was a trifle late in starting, owing to the fact that Mr, Bowser was
speaking at Merville dming the early part of the evening and was
unable to reach Courtenay at the appointed time, Mayor D, R, McDonald of Cumberland occupied the chair, and in a few opening
remarks introduced the speaker of the evening.
In his preliminary remarks Mr. Bowser expressed his pleasure
at having been given the opportunity of discussing public questions
with the people of the province. While the war was on he had felt
that it would not be right to distract the attention of the people
from the one great task of winning the war, and so he had refrained of public discussions. However, the war was now over and
he felt it was a duty as well as a privilege to appear before the
people in the various sections of the country and discuss affairs
which were of interest to the public. The time had arrived when
the people should take stock.
In 1916 the people of British Columbia had said in no uncertain tone that they were desirous of a change of government, and
though the government which he headed was dismissed from office
he had bowed to the will of the majority. It was, however, fortunate for the province that he had been returned as a member of
the Legislature, because with his experience in public affairs he
was in a position to serve the people and to guard their interests
as no other man could have done- Prior to the last election those
now in power had accused him and his government of all the
political crimes in the calendar, but they had been unable to point
to one instance of wrong-doing. They had even gone so far as to
bring in expert auditors to prove their statements, but they had
failed; there was not a single suggestion of misappropriation.
He and his government had been condemned because they had
appointed royal commissions to investigate certain matters on the
ground that they wished to avoid responsibility. Yet the present
government had resorted to royal commissions almost as soon as
they had taken office. In this connection Mr. Bowser referred to
the royal commission which investigated the charges laid against
M. A. Macdonald*, who at that time was attorney-general of the
province, and the applause which greeted his remarks on this subject proved that the audience appreciated fully the significance of
what had transpired.
When in office he had been condemned for legislating by
orders-in-council, but the present government had outdone him in
this respect, as in just three years they had passed no less than
4282 orders-in-council. He did not condemn the system of governing by orders-in-council, as they were necessary, especially in a
new country.
Mr. Bowser next took up thc question of taxation. The present government was the father of the surtax, and the people of
the Courtenay district knew what a surtax meant. He then re-1
viewed the revenue and expenditure of the province under the
Oliver Government, in whi_eh it was shown that duringevery year
they had been in office there was a huge deficit, and during the
three years thoy had borrowed over $11,000,000. And this in spite
of the fact that a taxation commission had been appointed and all
kinds of taxes had been imposed.
The speaker caused considerable amusement with his reference to the assessment boards, and more especially the one which
had operated in the Comox district, The assessment boards were
appointed for the purpose of assessing the farmers, but those composing the boards knew as much about farming as he did. Not one
of those in the Comox district was connected with farming, al-
■ though an attempt was made to make it appear that they were.
Mr- Bowser then scored the government for its reckless expenditure of the public moneys. Instead of fulfilling their preelection promises of retrenchment they hud squandered money in
all directions. As an instance of this he quoted official figures
showing that during one year §03,719 had been spent on automobiles, and that now the province owned and operated seventy-seven
motor cars in place of the two owned and operated during his term
of office. He also scored the government for what it had done in
connection with the leasing of the farm of Mr. Hughes of the Victoria Times whereby the province was mulcted to the tune of
$8000 without any benefit whatever. It had been slated that the
farm had been leased for the purpose of placing returned soldiers
on the land, but only two returned men had ever been on the farm,
the remainder having been Orientals. Thc speaker also cited the
manner in which the department of lands had gone into the airplane business, in which $8506 hud been squandered with absolutely no benefit to the country.
Tax sales also came in for criticism, and it was shown that
in almost every instance the cost of advertising   the sales was
greatly in excess of the amount derived from the sale.   The party !
newspapers had to be looked alter, and this was the means thc !
government had adopted for caring for them.
Mr. Bowser next turned his attention to the civil service and the audience was enlightened as to the manner
in which the civil service was being
used as a tool ot the government—a
means for doling out patronage. The
overhead charges alone in the civil
service was over $1,000,000 annually—
one-fourth of the revenue. In this connection the district engineers came ln
for sharp criticism. His government
had been accused of spending the
people's money; It had spent the people's money, but at their request, and
they had given the people the best
system of roads In the Dominion. A
far greater sum of money had been
spent by the present government, and
the people of this district as well as
those In all other districts of the province were well aware of the kind of
roads they were compelled to travel
over now.
On the question of prohibition Mr.
Bowser was probably at his best. In
a sarcastic manner in which he ls a
past master he.showed how the present government, and more especially
the attorney-general, had made a per
through h.
ous scandals
Vancouver ln CO
ernment liquor sto.
terms wound up by l
"administration of a dr>
wet attorney-general."
At the conclusion of his au
vote of thanks was tendered Mr. -
ser for his able address.
There were present many prominent
men and women of the district representing all, shades of political belief,
and the audience was one of the most
attentive and appreciative gathered
together for some time.
A large number of men from the
Merville district accompanied Hon. Mr.
Bowser to Courtenay.
It had previously been announced
that a meeting of the executive of the
Conservatives of the Comox riding
would be held, but owing to the lnte-
ncss of the hour tlie meeting was
The ladles of the Courtenay branch
of the I.O.D.E. made splendid preparations for serving tea after the meeting
which, at the late hour, was much appreciated.
on which you sleep should be soft
and comfortable, yet have that
quality of resilience and elasticity
which helps to keep it in shape.
we offer are most carefully made
of the best materials and sure to
give you years of satisfactory
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Phone 31.
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ABILITY to fill rush orders is often
L the secret of  business  success.
Speed—service—reliability — are embodied in the Ford Motor Truck.
It brings the distant surburbs -- the
adjoining rural districts—to your door.
You may often arrange to haul return
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One-Ton Truck (Chassis Only) hy,
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Service garages supply them.        190
Prices are still advancing, bu. lSfs
we sell at present prices.
124 Flannelette Blankets A  f\r
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wSemBIankets  $16.00 to $18.00
Grey Blankets, a pair, (CIO Aft
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clean out all the carbon
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your car in and have us
bum out tbe carbon and
there take the knock
out of your motor, und
incidentally get more
power on bills.
We boast the best equipped garage machine shop in
British Columbia.   We invite inspection.
We have the most complete stock of accessories-
Tires in Nobby, Goodyear, Dunlop and Maltese, in all
sizes. We have in stock parts for all magnetos and distributers. We have the Tunger Rightfler, 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 the great Ambii electrical instrument which is mechanically correct,
We have a small arber press for removing small
bushings, etc.; also a 20-ton screw press which will remove any gear without the aid of a crowbar or sledge
We have the reamers to fit all pins and bushings. A
bushing properly reamed to fit will last twenty times
as long as if filed to fit only where it. touches and is soon
as loose as ever.
Our lathe and 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.
We have 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 and trucks, wilh good helpers. We are now
thoroughly organized and can lake care of any repair
job as cheap and as well as any auto shop in B.C.
All work guarantee!
treat you right.
re here to stay.   We will
Mobile, Polarine, Voedol and Wolf's Head Oils from
pints to barrels.   We buy in carload lots.
Vulcanizing, etc.
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1 Talenfttl,:A'rtists to Appear
in Cumberland.
Programme   of   Classical   and
Popular Selection to Be
Cumberland has been favored more
than once in the past twelve months
by visits from musical artists who.
iit'tor havllng Riven their concerts,
havo spoken enthusiastically of the
reception plven them by local audiences. At lirst it was considered
somewhat In thc nature of an experiment putting concerts of this nature
on, but the last two have demonstrated the fact tlml the musical element of
Cumberland Is prepared to support
cood concerts.
Accordingly the management of the
llo-Ilo Theatre feel that tbey can
safely contract with artists now to
appear in Cumberland with more frequency.
Among the concerts to be given In
the near fill lire Is one dated for January 16, next Friday. The artists In the
concert will be Miss Torry Williams,
piano; Miss Marjorie Stevens, violin.
and Miss McAlpine, contralto, all ot
Vancouver. Each lady Is classed an
being an artist of rare merit In Vancouver and elsewhere.
After hnviiiig performed before the
lute Duchess of Connaught, Miss Stevens received the following letter;
"The lady 111 waiting lo Her Roya'
Highness Ihe Duchess of Connaught
is desired by her to say that Her
Itoyal Highness listened to the violin
playing of Aliss .Marjorie Stevens al
the Ited Cross concert at Banff Spring.-
Hotel nn July It, 1916, with the great
est of interest and pleasure. She considers thai the tone and quality which
Miss Stevens produces from her Instrument aro wonderful nnd her
variety of expression very striking
Her playing shows that she possesses
a real love of music and Her Royal
Highness hopes that she may have the
opportunity of studying seriously, ar
she feels sure that with such a great
talent ber future should be assured.'
Following is tlie programme for the
Violin and piano duet, Sonnta No, 5,
Allegro, Beethoven.
Votfal solo. Sognai, Schlra.
Piano solo, Fantastic, Chopin.
Vocal solos -Oil Three Fishers Went
Sallinfg, Klngsley;    (b)    Loch Lomond, Foote (c)  Songs My Mother j
Tatigbl    Me,   Dvorak;    Idl    Robin
Violin solos   -la)   Ilondlno,   Kreialer; j
(b) Souvenir. Franz Ordlu.
Vocal solo3—la) In the Evening, Jar-!
Ingnre; (b) By thc Waters of Mlnne-
tonka, Mcurance.
Violin solo—Scotch Variations.
Vocal   solo—II   Segrettl   Per   Essier
Felicl, Donizetti.
January 10, 1920.
Thankful for Wlnil They (lot, Hey
Hope fur More in the Near
Editor Islander,--While thanking
the School Board for their response to
the request for higher salaries, the
staff of the Cumberland high and public schools feel tliat it is necessary to
observe that tlie increases granted fall
considerably short, In most cases, of
the minimum with which they had resolved to lie content.
Tin1 failure, also, of the board to
agree I" any scll.odlllo fur further nn-
niiiil Increases is n cause for dissatisfaction,
Ii. Is, therefore, the main object of
this communication to express the de-
termlnatlou of the public nnd high
school stuff to regard the present action of thc Schoul Board as only a
temporary measure tn be followed, we
trust, 111 tlie near future by n more
adequate advance.
To Resume 1'riiclices
Tin- Cumberland Choral Society will
resume their practices on Sunday evening In tbe Church Hall at 8:15. All
members are earnestly requested to
be present.
general housework. Apply Mrs. P.
P. Harrison, Cumberland.
well finished off, shingled outside;
situated on Windermere avenue;
cheap for cash. Apply Wesley Willard, J.P., Cumberland. ( 1-2
Player Piano, stool, 25 rolls of music; In first-class condition; at a bargain, $450. For further particulars
enquire of Wesley Willard, agent,
Cumberland. 1-2
Miss Torry Williams, Piano
Miss Marjorie Stevens, Violin
Miss McAlpine, Contralto
Vancouver's most talented young
ladies will appear at the llo-Ilo
Theatre. Cumberland. Friday
Evening next, January, 16.
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Green : 75c. per lb.
Blue :        :       90c. per lb.
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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
FOR 1920
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 90c
Sweet Biscuits, all varieties, regular 20c, 6 for $1.00
Kellog's Rice Flakes, regular 15c each, per packet 10c
Malkin's Best Pancake Flour, regular 40c, now 3 for $1
B. & K. Wheat Flakes, regular 45c, now 40c
Magic Baking Powder, regular 35c, now 30c
Peanut Butter, Squirrel Brand, regular 40c, 3 for $1.00
Blue Point Oysters, regular 40c, now 3 for $1.00
Pickles, regular 40c per bottle, now 35c
Eggo Baking Powder, regular 35c, now 3 for $1.00
Vinola Lotus Toilet Soap, regular 35c, now 25c
Any Spice, regular 15c, now 2 for 25c
Tomato Catsup, 1 gallon $1.00
Master Mechanic's Soap, regular 15c, now 5 for 50c
Cocoanut, fine loose, per lb 35c
Pink Salmon, regular 40c, now 3 for $1.00
Red Salmon, regular 50c, now 40c
Anchor Brand Coffee, 10-lb tin, regular $5, now.... $4.00
Sunkist Orange Marmalade, regular, 25c, now 2 for 45c
Yellow Corn Meal, 5-lb. sack, regular 45c, now 40c
No. 1 Japan Rice, 50-lb. sack, regular $10, now $8.50
Rolled Oats, 7 lb. sack 60c
20-lb. sack $1.55
Graham Flour, 10 lbs 80c
Yellow Cornmeal, 10 lbs 75c
XXX Brand Best Tea in bulk 55c
All tea prices advancing now.
Silver Spoon Tea, lb 65c
Blue Ribbon Tea 65c
Malkin's Best Tea 70c
Shelled Walnuts, lb 80c
No. 1 Japan Rice, 3 lbs. for 50c
Japanese Oranges, box .... $1.25
Coffee Beans, baked, lb 40c
Apples, Rome Beauty, box $3.o5
Jonathan Apples, box $3.50
Best Cooking Apples, box $3.00
Brunswick Sardines, 5 for.... 50c
Horseshoe Salmon, tin 25c
Nice Cups and Saucers, gold
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 price. All shoes
are due to advance in price.
K. ABE & CO.
$ January 10, 1920.
The World Over
Leicestershire farmers are so proud
of Earl Beatty, who is a great fax
hunter as well as a great sailor, that
they have decided to remove all barbed
wire and other obstacles when be
rides to hounds. He lives at Brooksby
Hall, and this promise was made to
him at a farmers' presentation to him
of an Inscribed silver loving cup. Lady
Beatty received a Queen Anne silver
taper holder, her own choice. In reply
Earl Beatty said It was a proud thing
to be able to ride to hounds over the
whole country "free from assault and
free from all questions."
The mayor of Windsor for seven
consecutive terms, Mr, William Carter
has been presented with a grandfather's clock by members of the corporation and officials. He Is 71, and has
slept out of Windsor once In six years.
Mr. Carter said he felt as well as ever
he did. This was largely due to his
wife, who understood how to feed him.
He started work at 14 and had been
at work ever since. He believed work
was the main cause of his good health.
The mayoress was presented with a
silver rose bowl.
A land girl whose heroism won for
her the Distinguished Service bar—
tbe land girls' V.C.—has just been
married to tlie man whose life she
saved last July. Peggy Fisher und John
Marshall were working together on a
Sussex farm when Marshall was
knocked down by an infuriated bull.
She succeeded ln diverting the animal's attention sufficiently to get him
penned up and then looked after the
injured man. After the wedding fellow-
workers formed a guard of honor,
with arched pitchforks.
Two Sarah Anns were the cause of
some trouble to a returned soldier and
members of a gipsy band who was
married at Nuneaton recently. One was
a childless widow and the other a
widow with four children. The bride
was late and according to gipsy custom the man thought he could many
by proxy. Hut be found himself legally
married to tlie Surah Ann with four
children, while he had chosen tlie
Sarah Ann without any. The three
have decided to make the best of It.
Yarmouth Town Council has agreed
to sell 629 acres of the South Denes
for $200,000 to Messrs. BloomfloUls
Limited, a local fishing company,
which "Is acting in conjunction with
Lord Leverhulme. It was stated that
canneries are to be erected and fishing
business carried on will Involve the
employment of 1100 hands all the year
An army hut belonging to the 12th
Surrey Volunteer Regiment containing
about half a dozen rifles, targets and
much other material, Is missing from
Whyteleafe. The hut could not have
been removed bodily and must have
been taken down iu sections, but apparently no one saw It being removed.
At an inquest into the death of a
Birmingham boy of 14, found hanging
from a beam in a lot, the father objected to the suggestion that his son
was of unsound mind. He said the boy
was quite cheerful on tbe day of his
death. The coroner recorded a verdict
of suicide, there being no evidence to
show die state of mind.
As a thank offering lor tbe birth of
a son, Sir William James Thomas, the
millionaire coal owner and philanthropist, Is giving $5000 to Cardiff Hospital
Sir William married in April, 1917, the
assistant matron of Cardiff Hospital,
of which he was a generous benel'iic
human bones found burled under a
house during alteration!,. Evidence
was that the remains were of considerable antiquity. The coroner considered that they had at some time been
exhumed from a neighboring churchyard, and they are to be buried without a service.
During the hearing of cases at Liverpool assizes in connection with the
police strike riots, It was stated that
12,000 bottles of stout were carried
away from bottling stores by looters.
Whole families were drunk and children were selling the stout in the
streets at a penny a bottle.
Sentenced to dentil al Liverpool for
drowning her sou. aged 8, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams. :',u, has been reprieved
and the sentence commuted to penal
servitude lor life.
For supplying sugar to customers in
excess of the emergency ration,
Grimsby Co-operative Society was fined
British prisoners of war iu Germany as yet unaccounted for number
12 officers and 391 other ranks.
over a boiler filled with water almost
at boiling point scalding milk dishes
when her foot slipped and she fell Into
the water, being so severely scalded
that she died within a few hours.
The moderator Of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, the Right Rev. Dr. Peterson, unveiled in St. Clement's parish church,
Glasgow, recently, a memorial brass
to forty-five men of the congregation
who fell In the war.
The Bishop of Edinburgh held
special service in St. Mark's Episcopal
Church when he consecrated a side
chapel and altar to the memory of 48
members of the congregation who had'
fallen in the war.
Page Seven
mittee for distribution among the tenants.
Ulster farmers, It was announced
after a recent meeting of their association, are formulating a scheme to
market their own produce, straight to
German prisoners have erected ti
carved memorial in Fordington (Dorset) cemetery, where forty-four of
their number are burled. It Is of stone.
and represents n kneeling soldier
clasping a rifle, The inscription, In
German, is "Here rests German warriors in foreign soil, but not forgotten."
Workhouse officials at Peterboro
work 76 and 79 hours a week regularly. The Dean of Peterboro, a niem-
meb of the board, protested, at the last
meeting ot the guardians, and It was
decided to get more help to reduce the
Shire horses which last spring sold
for $625 to $785 each In Yorkshire are
now being sold for from $200 to $250
a head less, for work in the cities.
Tractors are replacing horses on tbe
English farms.
The air mail between Loudon and
Paris dully bus been instituted for ex-
pross letters. The promise is made of
an 80 per cent, efficiency In working
on an ull-tbe-year-round basis. The
present air express, though It has
been obliged to contend with generally
unfavorable weather conditions, has
successfully accomplished 149 out of
162 scheduled flights.
An inquest has been held at Wlrkfl-
worth, Derbyshire, on a quantity   of
An old Scottish title is revived by
the announcement that the King has
conferred the dignity of a baron of the
United Kingdom upon Walter James,
Baron Ruthven of Freeland, by the
name, style, and title of Baron Ruthven of Gowrle, in the county of Perth.
Lord Iluthven, who is the eighth lord,
is descended lu the female line from
the second peer of tbe older crenlion.
He is In his elghty-lirst year, and succeeded his grandmother in tlie title in
1804. A soldier, he has seen much active service, having been through the
Crimen and the Indian Mutiny, for
both of which campaigns he was decorated. He also served In the Abyssinian War. The family of the Ruthvens
suffered loss of titles and estates in
1600 through tlie mysterious affair
known as the Cowrie Conspiracy at
Perth, and which Is recorded by a
tablet outside tlie walls of Perth
county buildings.
A grandmother's story told to John
G. H. Ruckstraw of Sunderland, when
lie was five years old, that he would
Inherit a Scottish nobleman's estate,
has led to a suit in thc Edinburgh
courts. He is now married and a
bricklayer by trade. His family live
in a humble home by tlie side of the
River Wear. His mother's name was
Hannah Hay. whose father ran away
from Scotland at the age of twelve.
His ancestry is traced to 1581, and he
claims that ills great-great-grandmo-
ther was a descendant of Douglas, the
sixth Duke of Hamilton, nnd a nephew
of Mary Queen of Scots. The claim ls
to the title of Lord Lennox of Dumbarton and also to the estates, the
rent roll of which is stated to be
$180,000 a year.
An armless man for the first time
within living memory has been sentenced to death for murder. William
Lamb, an Edinburgh street musician,
has been convicted of killing a woman. Death was caused by kicks in
tlie face and body. Among other serious injuries the woman's ribs had been
broken In eleven places. A witness said
that tlie deceased was his wife whom
he had not seen for fifteen years. She
bad taken to drink, and four years
after the marriage their home hud
been broken up. The only witness for
the defence was William Lamb, a son
of the prisoner, who said that his
father, while a chimney sweep lu Inverness, rescued several people from
drowning and  was awarded the Hu-
Three lives were lost at Scbull as
the result of a lire from an extraordinary cause. Constable Pratt lighted a
lire In the bedroom of his home and
put the kettle on( filling It from a
pitcher standing on the table. He went
down stairs and In a few minutes his
wife screamed that the room was on
fire. He rushed up stairs and found the
kettle ablaze. He had tilled It with
kerqsene oil instead of water. Carrying
the blazing mass down stairs the stairway caught Are. His wife, ln her
nightdress, caught up the baby (sixteen days old) and rushed down tbe
blazing stairs. A girl aged ten followed, but all three were so badly
burned that they died. The Are was
put out In ten minutes.
An officer's letter from Mesopotamia dated March 30, 1917, has been
upheld as his will. The letter was to a
cousin, Captain J. J. Bodkin, and was
in part as follows: "I left In such a
hurry that I had not time to arrange
everything before I left India. If anything does knock me out you will have j
to look after my affairs. Everything I
have Is for Agnes. Thanks to you, I
am In a very solvent condition. I owe
nothing expect a few petty bills in
India." The deceased was Major Leo
F. Bodkin. Two brothers reside ln Canada. "Agnes" ls a sister who gets the
estate worth about $15,000.
An Arabian prince was given a royal
welcome In Dublin. He visited Vice-
Regal Lodge, where he lunched with
Lord French; Dublin Castle, Phoenix
Park racing stnbles and Trinity College. At the college library the prince
was much interested in some ancient
Arabic manuscripts.
The steamship Pendragon Castle has
successfully towed the disabled
French steamer Winnipeg 700 miles to
Queenstown. Gales were encountered
and the hawsers parted on several occasions.
Two sisters, the Misses Stephens, of
Oulart, were found dead In their house.
They lived a retired life and It ls
curious that, though there was nothing
to Indicate that any but natural
cause led to death, they were both
found In the kitchen In night attire.
The Rosmeade estate of the CIcomte
de la Bedoyere near Devlin, county
Westmeath, has been sold to a com
The people In Northern France are
using oiled paper as window panes in
place of glass until the glass factories
destroyed by the Germans have been
Emphatic Answers by Muy
Who Have Benefited
Thirt7 years ago a mnn conceived an
Idea; then for fifteen years he experimented. His idea was fur a prescription that
would remedy rheumatism. He did not try
to discover the unknown infective ngent
responsible for the disease, but attempted
by a teriei of drug combinations, to obtain
a formula that would drive the disease out
of tbe human Bjstetu.
Imagine a Doctor writing prescriptions
for rheumatism for fifteen years, keeping
careful record of each, reducing a quantity
here a bit, increasing it there n fraction,
always getting a little nearer the desired
goal, always getting better results from
those under his treatment. Fifteen years—
and then a day when success seemed absolute. Case after ense improving, irrowinic
well. Then fifteen more years of trial, each
year confirming the virtue of the prescription. Wouldn't you believe Bitch a formula
well nigh perfect!
We do! Templeton't Rnpntnttfle ("ton.
sules were first conceived in 1 S?9. first
perfected In 1904, first advertised In 1919.
Ask the thousand! who have used them if
they do the work. "Absolutely ypn!" will
be your answer. Agents everywhere. Not
(n ynur town! Thep write Templeton's
Western Branch, Box IBS, Victoria. Booklet free. T.R.C.'s sent post paid for $1.04.
Sole agent for Cumberland, A. H.
ln good condition. For further particulars   apply   at   the   Furniture
In Comparing
Your Electric
Light Bills
for the months of pctobar and November remember
the following facts :
1. There are three times as many hours requiring
artificial light in winter as in summer.
2. Previous to daylight saving the average daily
hours of use of electric light in residences during October were 4 hours and 50 minutes.
3. The average use during November
and 10 minutes.
was (i hours      s
4. The repeal of the Daylight Saving therefore added
another hour each day to the normal increase of November over October.
5. This makes 2 hours more burning for each day or
62 hours for the month.
In order to prevent needless complaints the Boston
Edison Electric Company prepared a card, reproduction
of which is given above, setting forth the causes of
higher lighting bills in November than October. >
...   at
Store, Courtenay, B.C.
4, block 6, Dunsmuir avenue. Tenders may be addressed to Box 298,
Cumberland, up to the end of 1919.
Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 47-4
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
•    ««      a      a      a      aaa
mnne Society's medal.
A strange apple tree Is to be seen ill
a garden at Porthvawl, Glamorganshire, it was planted last spring, Two
months biter It flowered uud bore a
crop of good nppics. When the first
crop was gathered it blossomed and
had two large apples, different in size
and color from the first. Now it Is
blooming lor a third time In a year,
The Shah of Persia while at Edinburgh bought from u Princes street
Arm several Paisley plaids, some
more than 100 years old. Persia was
the original home of the3e shawls,
which are made there no longer, and
Paisley manufacturers copied the design. The Shall also bought tartan
travelling rugs and homespun tweeds.
As a thank offering for the victory
Sir Robert W. Buchanan Jardine of
Castlemllk has gifted a public park to
the royal burgh of Lochmaben. Tbe
park, which adjoins the Castle Loch,
once the scene of the International
curling nintcb, is to be known as Victory Park.
A now bridge Is to be built over (lie
Cart at liicliinman with a waterway of
HO feet and a roadway of 30 feet. It
will cost $270,000, of which Paisley
council pays $117,500.
A farm girl met a fearful death recently nt llouslund. Mhe was standing
Our Christmas and New Year's
Stock is Complete
Consisting of Watches,
Jewellery, Cut Glass and
Watches from $2.75 up.
Rings from $1.25 and up.
Brooches $1.00 and up.
All the latest Books and Magazines i
stock and arriving.
Tn     »*   1 r A W   Watchmaker and Jeweller,
•     U»     lVlCLiILl/\l 1       DUNSMUIR AVE., CUMBERLAND
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands that are Ihe Best
Alexandra Stout ia sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer- the Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water ^!!fcf Pure
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without ii Peer.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B.C.
II. WATANABE, Proprietor.
Ladies' and Gents' Suits
Made to Order.
P.O. Box 48,
f'...„l I i    p p Page Eight.
January 10,1920.
Chief of Police Bunbury Tells
Commissioners City Has
Keen Maligned.
For a Mining Town He Says It
Is Exceptionally Quiet and
Suggestions   Made   Looking   to
Improvements in Protection
From Burglars.
Tin1 Cumberland polico commissioners held their final meeting of their
iii in im Thursday evening, when all
outiitamllng business wag wound up
Chief o Police Bunbury presented his
;r niial roport, which .showed that the
city la as free from crime und lawless-
hobs as any in tlie country. The report
of the police chief is hereby given iu
Mia Honor the Mayor and Police Commissioners, Cumberland. B.C.
Gentlemen,—I have the honor to
submit herewith the annual report of
the City of Cumberland.
I took office on March 1, 1919, at
which time, from Information received
from outH.de,cities, I was led to believe that Cumberland had a very undesirable reputation In police circles.
This Information I later on found to
bo absolutely incorrect, and indeed,
except for a few minor details which
] will mention later on, this city
would compare favorably with any
other city of its size on tlie Island, and
for a mining town with a mixed nationality and large payroll, Is singularly well behaved. 1 speak from a
twenty-five years police experience,
with no wish to throw bouquets or In
any way inferring that these conditions are due to my efforts.
In all small cities there are a certain number of citizens who, through
Ignorance of criminal laws, expect the
police to act in matters far In excess
of the powers conferred on them by
law, and there are still others who
do not seem to expect men to behave
as normal men will do at all tinier
These latter are unreasonable In their
expectations and complaints and
should not be seriously considered.
Hut the majority of the citizens understand the difhculties of the situation, from a police standpoint, and use
judgment and common sense before
expressing an opinion. These, the
police officer, honestly trying to do his
duty (which is a most difficult one, at
times requiring considerable tact) will
listen to wilh respect and welcome
their criticisms.
In small cities where one man constitutes the entire police force, his
situation Is most difficult and he has
much to contend with. What pleases
one part of the public dies not please
the other part, and he is much In the
position of a man working for two
masters who hold different views of
how the work should be performed.
Aud then again, all illegal actioiiB are
carefully concealed from him, and unless he employs stool-pigeons, a course
hateful alike to police and magistrates,
it is difficult for him to be as well Informed arf the ordinary citizen. Larger
citle3 oveicome this by the use of detectives.
I have endeavored to enforce the
gambling act as far as the act allows.
To tho.se who doubt this I would be
pleased to show a copy of the above
ac; Ily this 1 do not wish to Infer that
I claim to have stopped all gambling.
t'tri-cv is played to a great extent in
town and under the present act can
no! l,o stopped, at least under the con-
dltions it is played.
1 have no doubt that at times other
games against which I could, and
would, proceed, are at limes played,
tut not, in my opinion, sufficiently so
lo come lo the notice of the police.
There have been a few arrests of
parties ior creating a disturbance
while drunk. Iml iu the majority of
the cases men under tlie Influence of
Mquor have gone peaceably on their
way and thus placed themselves beyond tbe powers of the police to Interfere.
Intoxicating liquor has been easily
obtainable by those who so desired,
not (contrary to the belief of some
people) actually in tho city as lu adjacent territory. Hardly a boat touches
In nearby sea ports that does nol hind ,
considerable quantities of liquor. It Is j
pretty well known where the majority
Of this goes to, aud with tills knowledge, I again say that little of It
comes direct to this city, though the
effects are often shown on our streets,
for which we naturally get the blame.
I do not maintain that no liquor can
be obtained iu the city, but my contention is that the majorly of it Is obtained from outside tbe city limits.
Sizing up the situation I directed
my efforts towards the following:
keeping (he public streets quiet and
orderly; breaking up the small gangs
of hoodlums who defaced property and
annoyed people; allowing no unusual
.loise in bar-rooms; cheeking gambling as far as possible; enforcing
raffle by-laws; safeguarding stores
ind places of business; ordering suspicious characters out of town, and
ither general polico duties. As for the
:urfew by-law, this Is to a certain ex-
,ent nullified by so many children at-
ending the picture shows aud so bong on the streets after hours, and also
>y tbe disinclination of parents to
lave their children ordered home by
o'clock p.m., and also, 1 must own,
nirtly to my own disinclination to gel
be little people Into trouble.
Whether my efforts, as above stated,
ave met with success or not, is no.
or me to say. That I leave to you.
louors and the general public.
I have frequently brought up the
abject of the numbering of the
louses In town. This could be done at
i small cost to the householder and
/ouhl he a distinct advantage to all
I have endeavored to get the pound
y-law amended so that cattle can not
vander on the streets and destroy
At my suggestion 126 loads of ruh-
lsh have been hauled from private
premises at the request of owners, and
at the market price, at no cost to the
city; indeed a gain of some $:,0 or $40.
1 would suggest that a publlc notice
ooard be erected iu some convenleni
locality for the use of the public.
I would suggest, if possible, a bylaw enforcing the closing of all
jaloon bars from midnight on Saturdays until 7 a.m. the following Monday. This would be a material benefit
on Sunday.
There have been severul boxing
matches held In this city and at all
Limes the promoters have supplied
good clean sport and there has been
no rowdyism on tho streets afterward.
There should be a few lights In the
alleyways back of Dunsmuir avenue
.or tbe protection of the back eu-
- ranees of stores.
Only one burglary of any account
nas happened here in the last year;
'.hat was in the City Meat Market. I
mve impressed on all storekeepers
.nat leaving their places of business
in total darkness and not taking sutli-
■ient precautions with back entrances
amounted to encouragement of crime,
.ind the result has been that nearly all
itorekeepers leave a good light and
aave attended to the fastenings of all
places of entrance, aud taken other
precautions, liut this does not do away
.vlth the necessity for lights In alley-
>vays. It Is an old police maxim that
'three lights are worth one night
I interviewed all storekeepers ou
Dunsmuir avenue with the result that
Ihey subscribe u monthly salary for a
light watchman at no cost to the city.
Mr. R, Coe, Sr., was appointed to
he position, aud I find him conseieu-
ious and reliable.
The following are the receipts of my
ofllce from March 1. 1919, to December
31, 1919:
By fines ,  $ 515.00
By rubbish hauled       130.00
By trade licenses       489.00
By dog tax         40.00
By circus tux         14.00
-School hospital accounts      100.Oo
Pound fees        10.00
Weigh scales          8.65
Jitney license          5.00
Pines under Inland revenue
act      400.50
Total  ■  $1712.15
I have the honor to remain,
Yours obediently,
Chief of Police.
City  Musicians  Delight  Large
Audience at Their Benefit
Family   of   Deceased   Membe
Receives Practical Sympathy
of Bis Comrades.
The Goncert given in the Hp-Ilo
Theatre on Thursday evening proved
conclusively that the members of tbe
'umher'ar.d City Baud have every
reason to congratulate themselves on
the result of their efforts on behalf o
the widow and family of their late
fellow-bandsman, Mr. B, Williams.
The large and appreciative audience
fully repaid the members of the hand
or the labor entailed . in staging a
.lUiicale of such merit.
The programme, which was a
lengthy and extremely well-rendered
one. delighted the hearts of tho city's
music lovers and reflected great credit
on all performers as well as Mr. Nat
Bevis, who was responsible for arranging tlie programme.
Immediately following the concert,
devotees of the Terpsichorean art had
ample opportunity to indulge to their
hearts content at the equally well-at-
iended dance held In the dance hall.
From the large attendance it may
safely be Inferred that dancing is tlie
most poular pastime in the city.
The twelve-piece orchestra under
the able leadership of Mr. P. Monte
Is deserving of great praise for the
good-natured way in which they met
the many demands for encores.
A cushion raffled during the dance
netted close to $50. the possessor of
the lucky number being Mr. It.
Stacey of tlie city.
Once again the band proved they are
splendid entertainers as a more delightful evening has not been enjoyed
for some time.
Following Is the programme as rendered at the concert:
God Save the King- Orchestra.
Chairman's address--Mayor D. R. Mcdonald.
March—"Columbia," orchestra.
Song—Selected, Mr. S. Jones, accompanist, Mrs. Oliver.
Selection—"Operatic      .Mingle,"     orchestra.
Song—"Sunshine   of   Your   Smiles,"
Mrs. L. Piket.
Selection—"Night in June," orchestra.
Song—Selected, Mr. A. Pearson.
Cornet solo—"Ada," Mr. H. Murdoch.
Song—Selected, Miss Draper.
Violin solo—Selected, Mr. C. Graham.
Concertina    solo—Selected,    Mr.    G.
Selection—"Poet   and   Peasant,"   orchestra.
Song—Selected, Mr. G. Rnmsell.
Waltz—"Italian Nights," orchestra,
Slips Over Knockout In thc Sixth
Hound nt I'uplilo Tourney.
Freddie Hills of Fort Worth, Texas,
knocked out Johnny Tynan of Philadelphia in the sixih round of a twelve-
round bout.
Johnny Fisks of Hock Island knocked out "Young" Sol of Pueblo in the
lust round of an eight-round bout.
They are featherweights.
Johnny Hose of Davenport, Iowa,
and Joe Black of Denver fought six
rounds to a draw.
Drug Store
WE wish to announce to the public of Cumberland
and district that the drug business heretofore
carried on by Mr. A. H. Peacey has been taken over by
Mr. Ralph E. Frost, formerly of Grandview, Vancouver.
School Supplies
We carry a full line of the latest School Supplies.
Our Motto:   Purity, Accuracy and Lowest Prices.
Phone 23. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Commencing Saturday, December 27, and for one week, we will make
some seneational offers in our sale of Ladies' Coats.
We have a choice assortment, in fact our stock is heavier than it should
be, and we intend selling every Coat at a price that will effect a quick sale.
The assortment comprises some very nifty   Coats,   in many leading
styles, both in tweed and velour.
Ladies' Rain Coats will be sold at a great reduction, and our stock of
Heavy Rubberized Motor Coats will be included.
A few Girls' Coats will be cleared out at far below today's values.
A Chance Not to Be Missed
You Can Save Dollars on Above Lines
Be on Time Saturday
Grocery Specials
Our line of Grocery Specials cannot be excelled.   Note the following:
Graham Flour, 7-lb. sack, regular 65c, for 50c
Quaker Oats, regular 40c, special, 3 for $1.00
Robbie Burns Pancake Flour, regular 30c, for 25c
Pacific Milk, 16-oz- tins, regular 20c each, special, 7 for $1.00
Pacific Milk, baby size, regular 10c, per doz $1.00
Canned Tomatoes, Royal City brand, regular 25c, special, 5 for $1.00
Apricots, 1-lb. tins, regular 30c, for '. 25c
Peaches, 1-lb. tins, regular 30c, for 25c
Pride of Canada Maple Syrup, quarts, for $1.25
Lowney's Cocoa, half-lb. tins, regular 35c, for 30c
Lowney's Cocoa, 1-lb. tins, regular 65c, for 60c
We have Cowan's in same sizes at the same prices.
Libby's Olives, 4 oz., plain, regular 25c, for 15c
Queen Olives, quart mason jars 60c
Stuffed Olives, 4 oz 25c
Stuffed Olives, 9 oz 50c
Grapelade, made from Concord grapes, 1-lb. tins 25c
2-lb tins 50c
3-lb tins 75c
Libby's Apple Butter '. 25c and 50c'
You save sugar by buying both of above lines.
Quaker Pork and Beans, each 10c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, regular 20c, now 3 for 50c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, large, regular 35c, now 30c
Pilchard's "Snow Cap," half-lb. tins, regular 15c, now 2 for 25c
Ditto, 1-lb. tins, regular 25c, now 20c
Notwithstanding the great advance in teas we are now making a special
effort to give good value. Here is a leader. About 100 lbs- tea to be
cleared at, per lb 60c
To lovers of Coffee there is nothing like fresh ground coffee. Try our
two leaders:
No. 1 grade, per lb 75c
No. 2 grade, per lb *65c
Everyone uses soap, or should use it. Note the undermentioned:
Crystal White Soap, regular 2 for 25c, special, 5 for 50c
Royal Crown Naptha, 3 for 25c
Gobelin Soap, 3 for 25c
Magic Washing Tablets, 6 in package 25c
Witch Soot Destroyer 15c
Witch Wallpeper Cleaner, per tin 25c
Simon Leiser & Co.


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