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With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
ieguUtion Library
TWBN'TY-EICHTH   YEAK—.No. 8.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1919.
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Subscription Price, $2.00 per year
PARIS GOES WILD OVER VISITING KING AND QUEEN OF BELGIUM
FIRST PHOTO OF EX-CROWN PRINCE ON HIS ISLAND PRISON
CITIZEN   TICKET
TRIUMPHANT
Mr D.R. MacDonald Elected by an
Overwhelming Majority
Mrs. William Merrifield, of the Cumberland Hotel, left for Vancouver on
Monday.
Queen Elizabeth of Belgium riding in the French capital with Mme.
I'oincare, wife of the President, both happy at the passing of the
German spectre.   Left, Queen Elizabeth; right, Mme. Polncaro.
LOCAL   AMD   GENERAL   NEWS
RESTAURANT FOR SALE AS A GO-
ing concern. Furnished complete
with all the necessary requisites.
A bargain. For further particulars
apply to Tex Foster, Dunsmuir Ave.
WANTED—House cleaning, washing
clothes, windows, and all kinds of
paint work, and house work In gen-
eal. Per hour, 40c; one day of 8
hours, for $3.00. Apply to Lou Get,
phone 74, Cumberland, B.C.
Charles Graham, District Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Ltd., left for Nanaimo on
Friday.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH—Holy
Communion at S.30 a.m. Evening
Service at 7 p.m. v
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W, Bickle returned from a vsit to Victoria on Saturday.
Robert Rushford, Provincial Constable for this portion of the district,
resigned his position on Wednesday.
In the meantime, Constable Brown, of
Courtenay, will have temporary
charge of this vicinity, or until Rushh-
ford's sucessor is appointed. It Is the
intention of Mr. and Mrs. Rushford
to leave for England in the near
future.
Nominations for the Municipal Elections were held in the Council Chambers on Monday, January 13th, between the hours of 12 noon and 2
p.m., with very little excitement. At
the close of the Nomination Returning Officer MacKinnon announced the
following nominations:
For Mayor, Thomas E. Bate and D.
R. MacDonald.
For Aldermen, Peter Anderson, Returned Soldier; Thomas E. Banks,
undertaker; Thomas Bannerman,
Miner; William Braes, Carpenter; J.
H. Halliday, Pastry Cook; Charles J.
Parnham, Mine Foreman; Frederick
D. Pickard, Mechanic; John Thomson,
Rescue Station Keeper.
For School Trustee, John Furbow,
Lampman; W. Wesley Willard, Saddler.
The Election was held on Thursday,
there being a contest ln each case.
The excitement began to get more
Intense as the day passed, and it was
seen that the Citizens' Ticket was a
winner at the. close of the polls. The
results were as follows:
For Mayor:
I>. B. MacDonald 128
Thos. E. Bate  65
MacDonald elected Mayor by a majority of 58.
For Aldermen:
(First Six Elected.)
J. H. llnllldaj  181
Frederick D. Pickard  Un!
Thomas E. Ranks 137
Charles J. Parnliani 126
John Thomson ..: 121
Thomas Bannerman  113
Peter Anderson  ,  64
William Braes  49
Halliday, Pickard, Banks, Parnham,
Thomson and Bannerman elected.
For Police Commissioner:
Charles J. Parnham 121
Richard Coe, Jr.,   67
Parnham elected.
For School Trustee:
W. Wesley Willard 94
John Furbow   87
Willard elected.
After tho close of the Polls and theh <
results became known, the successful
candidates received numerous congratulations from citizens who were anxious to see Cumberland take a step
forward in the right direction, and It
is generally conceded among the majority ot the ratepayers that the successful candidates will be able to give
a good account ot themselves ln their
stewardship at tbe close of their term
of office.
Tbe results ot the election as given
out were thrown on the. screen at the
Ilo Ilo Theatre.
Former German Crown Prince and his one faithful friend, the dog.
is almost his constant companion, in the background are some of
the royal prisoner's neighbors at Wlergen, where he Is Interned.
This photo shows how the ex-Crown Prince has aged In the past few
months.	
Corporation of the City of Cumberland
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Dr. R. P. Christie returned from a
visit to Victoria on Tuesday.
WANTED—A position by a Japanese
lady as cook and general housework
First class references. Apply I.
Kambara, phone 21.
James M. Savage, General Manager
of the Canadian Collieries (Duns-
iiiuir), Ltd., accompanied by Mrs.
Savage, arrived at Beaufort House,
tlie ollicial residence, on Monday, and
returned to Victoria on Friday.
The Annual Report of the Chief of
Police for the City of Cumberland,
and ordered published by the City
Council:
Earl Williams as Puritancial
Recluse is Fasinated by Famo.
us London Actress
Henry Devlin, Inspector of Mines,
is here tin his usual tour of inspection
of the local mines.
Dudley Michell, of the Department
,of Mines, Victoria, arrived on Tuesday and returned on Thursday.     ,
A. T. Stephenson, Chhlef Provincial
Constable tor this district, with headquarters at Nanaimo, and inspector
.Murray, of the Provincial Police Force
arrived un .Monday and left for the
soutli on Thursday,
SOCIETY  WOMAN JUST
FROM FRANCE
HOME
Upper half of this photo shows Mrs.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., who did
great work for the American Engineers In Aux-lcs-Bains, France.
Lower half of this picture shows:
left, Mrs. Vincent Astor; right ,.Mrs.
W. K, Vnnderbllt, both returning
from doing work ln France.
Cumberland, B.C., January 14th, 1919.
To His Worship the Mayor and Council:
I beg to report the following activities of the Police Department during
1918:-
I have made 18 arrests and gained
a conviction in every case, the total
amount of thc fines being $340.50; fees
for the City Pound, $23.25. I weighed
numbers of loads of coal for the Hospital nnd other places, netting the
sum of $5.70.
I lot the City Hall several times
for the total sum of $37.50; collected
$80.00 for dog tax, and $70.00 for City
Tax, making a total of $556.95; and by
watching the lighting system carefully
and taking advantage of moonlight
nights, I reduced the lighting bill
considerably.
The majority of arrests were made
on account of drunks, nnd from Information received I found that they
had in every case got the liquor out
of town.
1 watched very carefully for any
signs of gambling and prostitution,
but failed to find any evidence that It
existed.
I may mention that there have been
private detectives In town searching
for any signs of liquor being sold, or
gambling, or other lawhreaklng unknown to ine, and the report they
gave to me and others was that there
were no signs of anything of the sort
going on.
There has been during the last two
or three weeks past some petty stealing done.
I have Investigated very carefully
and hope to have tiie culprit under
arrest shortly.
During the Influenza epidemic I
helped all I could taking groceries,
etc., to the patients, collecting sheets,
towels, and helping generally.
In conclusion, I would like to pay
a tribute to the citizens generally.
They have always done their best to
help whenever I asked for help, and
In my opinion are tlie most law abiding community I have ever seen.
I attended four fires during the year
ns I am also a member of the Fire
Department.
Respectfully submitted,
R. PEARCE, Chief of Police.
THE STORY
The actress ls on her way to visit
the Prince in his castle when she Is
stranded on a lonely road by an accident to her motor car. The Hillman
happens along and takes hehr to Peak
Hall. He Is still young and handsome
but marked by the stern, fanatical
belief of his family that no member
of it ever shhould leave-the hills.
In an exchange of confidence, the
Hillman warns the actress not to visit
the dissolute Prince and she ln turn
tells him that for once -he should, try
the broader life of the. cities, Both
heed the other's advice. She returns
direct to the city and he, in a brief
period, follows.
The Prince, still pursuing the- actress, seeks to entangle the Hillman by
throwing a notorious dancer in his
path, but falls. Strangeway, the Hillman, proposes to Louise, the actress,
but she withholds her answer. His
brother comes from the hills, to reclaims him, but his mission is in
vain. Again the Hillman proposes to
Louise, who Is always In tho company
of the Prince, and tills time Is accepted. Angered at his apparent loss of
the actress, the Prince makes a scandalous remark about her at the club
which is resented with blows by the
Hillman, whose love is all but crushed, when hurrying to Louise she admits what the Prince Bald Is true. The
outcome of this strange situation
forms the dramatic conclusion of the
play.
Earl Williams, Vitagraph star who
is noted for the forceful personality
which he registers ln his screen work,
was born In Sacramento, California.
His father was one of the early settlers who emigrated from Boonville,
Missouri. Science failed to attract
Mr. Williams, for he left the Polytechnic College of California, without
waiting for his degree. After some
training ln stock companies he followed the path taken by so many
other famous actors of the pictured
drama and entered the moving picture
field with Vitagraph, as an extra. His
finely carved features and the cogency
with which he expresses his strong
personality on the screen soon won
him recognition by Albert E. Smith,
Vitagraph's president, and placed him
in theh top ranks of leading men. As
the ascetic man from the hills In "In
the Balance," the Greater Vitagraph
Blue Ribbon Feature, he depicts a
man who has secluded himself in ills
ancestral home. There he leads the
life of a recluse, till, through an accidental meeting wjth a great actress,
he wins her heart. This Is stirringly
told In his powerful story, which Is
adapted from "Tho Hillman," Ihe
novel by the famous English autlilior,
E. Phillips Oppenhelm. Mr. Williams
as "John Strangeway, the Hillman,"
and Grace D'Armond as "Louise
Mnurel, the actress," are supported by
.Miriam Miles, Denton Vane, Julia
Swayne Gordon, Robert Gaillard, and
Templar Saxo.
THE CITY ('Ol'NliL
The 1918 City Council held their
liual meeting in the Council Chambers
on Tuesday evening, His Worship
Mayor Harrison presiding. Present:
Aldermen Banks, Braes, and Halliday.
Thc minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as read.
Tho Auditor's report was presented,
accepted and ordered to be published.
Richard Pearce, Chief of Police,
presented his annual report, which
was ordered to be published.
The Mayor, In his closing remarks,
extended his thanks to the aldermen
and all civic officials for their able
assistance during tho year 1918.
Aid. Banks moved that a vote of
thanks be tendered His Worship
Mayor Harrison for the able services
that he had rendered the city during
the year 1918, and especially for the
legal advice given free, and for the
drawing up of by-laws required. This
was carried unanimously.
Tho Mayor replied ln a few appropriate remarks.
The annual report of (he Cumberland Public Schools will appear in
our next issue.
Tho Mayor and Council elected for
the year 1919 will be sworn in and
holud their first meeting in the Council Chambers on Monday evening.
NOTICE.—A number of Cumberland
Waterworks Shares for sale. Apply
Box 162, Cumberland, B.C.
Mrs. Vaughn left for Vancouver on
Monday.
Statement of Receipts for the City of
Cumberland, B.C., for the year ending December 31st, 1918:       l   ,
Trades  Licenses $1152.50
Real estate, general rates  4708.63
Real estate, school rates  1854.41
Scavenger rates, arrears    496.45
Sewer rates, arrears      77.56
Scavenger buckets       20.85
Sundries         50.10
City Hall rent       37.50
Dog taxes       80.00
Police Court fines     340.50
City scales        5.70
Pound fees       23.25
City Road Tax     372.00
TOTAL  $9210.15
Statement  of  Expenditures   for   the
year ending December 31st, 1918:
EXPENDITURES
Scavenger buckets  $     16.00
Stable account      626.03
Sundries ii
Police uniform  $ 45.00
Police uniform  $ 45.00
Sign boards     24.10
Prisoners' meals     23.25
Fees U.B.C.M    10.00
Sundries   : 120.95
Total    223.20
City Buildings        27.70
Repairs to Gleason Property..     17.62
Street light, current.. $459.80
Clock and Repairs.... 114.60
Total  ...:    517.40
OAlce Account
Auditor    $15.00
Stamps    32.07
Land Registry Olllce.. 27.50
Sundries  76.65
Tolal     161.18
Election Account       73.60
Telephone Account       88.96
Advertising Account     128.65
Telegrams        4.25
Labor     266.50
Travelling Expenses        41.50
(ily Jail       19.50
Dog Tags       5.50
Lumber     4s.no
Workmen's Compensation Ass
cssmonts        36.30
.Salaries :•
James Baird  $1170.00
R. Pcarco     1090.00
A. MacKinnon     480.00
Jos. Shaw       50.00 i
Total   27290.00
Police Court Expenses       2.50
Tool Account       11135
Isolation Hospital       11,1111
Interest on Loan     119..15
Health Account  213.75
City Road Tax Refund     30.00
Magistrate's Salary       12.00
Total Expenditure  $6519.25
Balar-r.   mpnld  ,'herks carried irom   1917 :„ $  ftl9,69
Expenditures for 1918     5519.25
Costs of Bchool for 1918     3222.49
Total Expenditure for 1918... $10,461.33
Total Receipts for 1918 $ 9,210.45
Unpaid Checks on hand Dec.
31st,  1918 $ 1,250.88
I hereby certify that I have examined the books and accounts of the
City of Cumberland for the year ending December 31st, 1918, and find
them correct and as set forth above.
T. MORDY, Auditor.
I (incut  Sidewalk  Account
Sale of Debentures $$ 8,100.00
       593.37
Receipts   from    Instalments
paid       7,309.03
Interest from Bank         70.74
Total  $16,073.14
DISBURSEMENTS
Costs   $10,324.65
Interest on debentures     2,794.60
Total Payments  $13,029.25
Total Receipts  $16,073.14
Total Paymelits  $13,029.26
Balance cash ou hand   $ 3.043.89
Aliniiint lining;.
Debentures  f 9.659.30
Interest due June 1919       676.15
Tolal   $10,.'I35.45
Cash on hand $ 8,048.89
Instalments unpaid      7.159.48
Total  .' $10,203.37
Statement of Assets and Liabilities as
at December 31st, 1918:
ASSETS
Real Estate).
Rules   outstanding   lo   Doc.
31, 1918       $1919.82
interest  on  snine     I56.53
General Rates, 1918    871.56
School Rales. (City). 1918    691,48
School Rates (School District
Extension     1965.43
Total Rates Outstanding       $5494.77
Sewer   Rentals $ 121.37
Scavenger Arears     626.80
Scavenger Buckets       30.00
Emergency Hospital Fees paid   152.00
E rg, llo.i. Pees unpaid     606.00
Total    $1536.17
Team Horses  {    3511.oo
Wagons, Sleighs, etc       800.00
(ily  Buildings     2,0011.110
Safe         100.00
Fire Hall Apparatus     1,000.00
Isolation  Hospital        400.00
Repairs Gleason Prop,          17.62
Sewer Pipes         50.00
Feed at Stable        30.00
Total    $4,247.02
TOTAL ASSET  $11,279.56
LIABILITIES
Unpaid Checks on hand Dec.
31st. 1918   $1250.88
Unpaid Bills Emergency Hos.   1839.99
Total   $3090.87 TWO
THK' ISLANDS*  GUMlERLiND, S. tj.
Stye Jtonter
Published every Saturday at Cumberland. B.C.
SATURDAY, JANUARY  18th,  1919
THE NATION'S THANG8flm>'<3
Of all the great thanksgiving services held In all parts of the country,
perhaps the most unique and impressive was the great gathering or over
10.000 people, representing Ihe Free
Churches, hold in the Royal Allien
Hal, London, on Saturday, November
16th. It was an historic event 111 the
unnals or our national lire. Never
before, In al ltlie 256 years since the
passing of the Act of Uniformity, has
Ihe Sovereign worshipped with Ills
Free Church subjects. Some llvo hundred ministers ocupied seats on the
spacious platform, and those who
look part In the service were thc leaders of each or the Nonconformisn denominations. No bettor description or
this solemn, epoch-making service can
be given than the one below, which
appeared In the "Dally Chronicle"
from the pen of Mr. Harold Bogblo,
the well known author.
The Royal Worshippers.
The King and aeon, with the Prince
of, Wales and Princess Mary, occupied
it row of chairs III front of the stalls
the King in plain clothes Ithe first
lime for four years). Behind them,
un the loft, was the Prime Minister
and his family; further behind them,
cm ihe right, Mr. Asquith; with these
wore many who hold posts ot solemn
responsibility In tbe life or the nation,
And the spirit or that vast congregation conquered and overcame tho
difficult setting, so that one did not
need the architect, or the pageantry
or ritual, or the consecration or religious tradition, to free the spirit from
restraint and bring It into communion
wilh the Invisible nnd the Eternal.
One kept thinking of the value to
England of her old ideal—National
Righteousness.
We were all carried away by the
simplicity or the service. It was as ir
the nation had found Itself here on
awaking from the long nightmare of
War, and, opening its eyes, had
straightway risen to Its feet with a
glad Laudamus. The organ filled the
hull with sounds of triumph, and from
all those tiers of humanity came a
shout ol thanksgiving. Everybody was
singing, no one with more abandon
than the Prime Minister, and every
long familiar verse was passionate
with new meaning to all who sang:
"And when the suite Is fierce, the war
fare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph
song,
And    hearts   are   brave   again   and
arms are strong.
New .Meanings.
' Our Father," led by Dr. Clifford,
had new meaning; Isaiah xl. 1-11 and
Rev. xxi. 1-7. read hy the Rev. R. C.
Gillie, had new meaning;" thc General
Thanksgiving, led by the Rev. Sanuel
Chadwick, had new meaning; a prayer
by Ihe Rev. J. H. Shakespeare for
unity In thc Church, crying out to God
lo heal her outward divisions, had
new meaning; hut, most of all, this
gluiious hymn of faith In the Immortality or tbe soul had new meaning—
a meaning so poignant that some wept
;i ml could not sing, strangled in their
throats by the thought of their sons
who had died in the pure untarnished
beauty of life's innocence—
"From   earth's   wide   bounds,   from
ocean's rarthest coast,
Through gates ol pearl streams in tlie
countless host,
Singing  lo   Father,   Son,   and   Holy
Ghost—Hallelujah!
Yolce of Protestant England
Hard was it alter this hymn, which
at one moment makes us almost laugh
with certitude ot faith in Immortality,
and at the next blinds the eyes nnd
tears the heart with memories which
Cud forbids to come too near lest they
should slay us,—hard was it after this
for Dr. J. II. Jowelt to touch the soul
with spoken words. But a hush fell,
and men strained forward to hear him
as he uttered the language of tlie Protestant soul of England, with all Its
emphasis ou the tremendous signili-
cance of inward truth. Greatly shall
we need this soul lu our national life,
and greatly may the Free Churches
serve tlie supremest form of patriotism—England's National Righteousness.
Dr. Jewell's Sermon
We have gathered here today to
consecrate a great victory, by thankfully acknowledging that thc springs
of that victory are found in the grace
and favor and power of Almighty God.
Wo are here to hallow the principles
oi a mighty conflict, hy vitally relating
It to the Providence which has enlightened our councils and blessed our
arms. Four years ago our nation was
divinely honored by a sacred call to
sacrificial service; it was a call to the
ministry of emancipation. We were
summoned lo lake our stand by the
august standard of International
reotitude and honor, It was a bugle-
peal,  and  a  bugle-peal   which   could
only have been unheeded at the price
and the loss of the national soul. It
called us to a rough and stony road.
It offered us hardship, sorrow and
tears. No one knew how long the
road might be, or where it might lead,
before we reached the end.
It was Black with the Menace
ot tragedy and death. But wo heard
the summons, and answered It, and
we are here to thank God Almighty
that the solemn distinction of this
knightly coll was laid upon us, and
that we were challenged to surrender
our strength ln the ministry of universal freedom. We are here to gratefully remember the Divine Providence
which has abounded all through these
heavy, gloomy years.
Our National Unity has been preserved unbroken. The purpose which
inspired us at the beginning has been
kept fresh and vigorous, as though by
the sustenance of hidden manna given
by an Unseen Hand. Our patience has
never fainted, our courage has never
lost tis nerve, the lamp of hope lias
shone through tho long night, and our
reserves of oil have never failed; and
for all the mercies or the years of
conflict we are here to worship God.
We offer praise, too, that the protracted struggle has ended In an almost incredible completeness of triumph, and that the Btrongholds of International mischief and iniquity have
been levelled to the dust. We have
already given thanks In the devotion
of this service for all our men, the
men of thc Empire, and tho men who
have been allied with us, who have
stood by us in the comradeship of
arms, for the way in which they have
borne the terlble burdens of the day.
Our men have kept their swords clean,
their arms are not dishonored by any
record or brutality. Theirs have been
the honest limbs nnd honest hearts of
chivalrous knights—and now, when
their long warfare Is ended, our banner Is without a stain.
We have tenderly remembered our
gallant sons who have fallen ln the
light. Their sacred dust makes every
land ln which It restB a holy land.
Their blood has not been wasted,
wasted like waters split upon the
desert sand, nor have their lives been
broken up in the midst of the years.
Lives that are consummated in sacrifice can never find a fitting metaphor
or symbol In a broken column, but
rather In the polished shaft crowned
with the fairest Illy work. A finished
life is not to be reckoned by the number ot its years, be they many or be
they few, but by the accomplishment
of Its appointed task. Our sons who
have laid down their lives for the race
have finished their course, and they
have passed through the sacrifice into
the exalted Inlstry ot a still larger
service.
.My friends, we have reached the
end of the immediate fighting, but, as
we were reminded In our communion
with the Almighty, we are not yet at
the goal of the great campaign. One
part of the conflict Is over, but we are
not yet at the end of the way, and our
purpose In this service today is not
only to give thanks for the wonderful
way we have travelled, but to hallow
the next stage of the journey. For
four years our people have stepped
together and kept rank through conflict and sorrow, through disappointment and tears, and that disciplined
moral unity which has been the
achievement of this prolonged comradeship in sorrow and service must
now be dedicated to still loftier fellowship; the moral strength which
lias overturned the universal menace
must now be consecrated to an even
greater task,—the fraternity of destructive warfare must be transformed
into a fraternity of constructive peace.
Tlie sword must be beaten Into the
ploughshare, and the spear Into the
pruning hook, and the moral spirit
of the nations must provide a moral
climate in which every people will be
able to mature its own geniius and
make its own contribution to the
common treasure of the race. The
winter is passed, the rain is over and
gone, and surely the flowers must
appear upon the earth, and the time
of the singing ot birds be come. And
so we are here, I say, to dedicate the
coming years tn our own land. It I
mny say it, we arc here in order to
make greater history possible. We are
here In order to create an atmosphere
in which great things can be done.
My fellow-countrymen, the moral
strength which has destroyed one
thing can construct a better thing.
It has crumbled a fortress; it can
build a house. It has cleared a jungle;
it can make a garden. It can go
through the highways and byways of
our national lite, making the crooked
things straight, and the rough places
plain. So I think that I must interpret your purpose aright, when I say
that, while we are here today tb thank
God for a great victory, we are here
also to enlist in a new crusade; we
are here to hallow a larger, richer,
nobler patriotism. We would consecrate our national unity in the presence and ln the persons of our beloved King and Queen; and In the
name of God who has given us the
victory, wo as Free Churchmen who
believe in God, pledge ourselves to use
the strength and fruits of victory in
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the service of righteousness, and ln
the ministry of truth and freedom,
God save the King I God bless the
people! God weld our Empire into
an evermore intimate fellowship, into
the Intimacy of an ever happier Commonwealth, a Commonwealth whose
bond ls righteousness, and whose expression shall be joy and peace!
DR.  R.  P.  CHRISTIE
DENTIST
Phone 116
Offlce:   KINO BLOCK,
Cumberland, B.C.
"THAT LINE IS BUSY!"
Do you ever doubt the operator when you get this report
on your call?
Her test of the line called Is a very simple matter. Remember thhat it is easier and quicker for her to complete a
call than to report back to the person calling.
Each operator senses her unusual responsibility and is
appreciative of every evidence of consideration accorded her
earnest effort.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
TASTE is the TEST
of the DRINKS
THAT ARE BEST
Buy the products of the
BRITISH   COLUMBIA  BREWERIES,   LIMITED
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
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
Full line of Pure
Fruit Flavors.
UNION  BREWING CO.,   LTD.
NANAIMO, B.C. THE ISLANDER, CtiMBtttUND, B. C.
THREE
u
I
LAMPS
PRICES  DROP
Tungstens, 15 to 40 watt, 40c, were 45c.
60 watt, 45c, were 50c
Further reductions if not less than one dozen are
purchased at a time.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
ILO ILO THEATRE
PROGRAM FOR COMING  WEEK
Monday
MONTAGU   LOVE
AND
DOROTHY KELLY
Sermon Stops a Horse
IN
"The Awakening"
| Five Reels and One Reel of Comedy
The most convincing sermon iu the
world was never preached; It was devoted to another use. Archbishop
Tait was driving to Enfield, poring
over the manuscript of his sermon as
he rode. His attention was attracted
by a roar and a clatter behind, and,
turning round, he was surprised to
soe a horse attached to a huge lorry,
careering down Highgate Hill at a
gallop. The animal was making
straight for the back of the dogcart
in which the Archbishop was riding.
The runaway drew rapidly nearer, but
Dr. Tait waited calmly, and, as it
thundered up to the light trap, he selected the psychological moment; then
with all bis force, flung the many-
leaved sermon full in its face. TI•■>
runaway stopped short, bis driver got
him in hand again, and the situation
was saved. "The poor beaBt had never
had bucIi a blatter of theology before."
was tbe Archbishop's comment.
shave him dally for four months! She
received the money which he would
otherwise have paid to the barber and
gave it to the carpet fund. One hardly
knows whom to praise—the ingenious
wife, or the noble husband.
How a Agnostic Vim Cured
One day an agnostic came to the
late Mr. Header Harris's chambers,
when be was hard at his legal work,
and wished to state his doubts and
difficulties to him. "Quit sinning and
you'll cease doubting," was tlie one
reply he gave. "But," he began, "my
difficulty is—" "I know," said Harris;
"but quit sinning and you'll cease
doubting." The man went away, but
came tu him some time ufter, an
agnostic no more. The shrewd thrust
had turned him to the truth. In surrendering sin he found Christ and
lost doubt.
Hon Her "Call" Came
Our .Marching Orders
STAR   LIVERY   STABLE
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.
Tuesday and Wednesday
VIOLA DANA
IN
"Breakers Ahead"
A young lady gave up a groat deal
of her time to working for the poor
children tn the slums. It was in thore
days when lielpors were few. "I think
It's just splendid of you!" said a friend
to her one day. "I admire you Immensely for It. But for my part, I
never had any call for that kind of
work." "Call?" Her friend put the
question to her with a grave, puzzled
look. "Yes. I suppose you must ha *.'e
felt some great call to take It up.
didn't you?" "I don't know that I
ever thought of It in that way at all.
I saw the need of something I had
time and strength to do, that was all.
But that was call enough."
"He Ik Thinking of Me."
Thc great Duke of Welllnglon once
met a young clergyman who, being
aware of his Grace's former residence
In the East and ot his familiarity with
the Ignorance and obstinacy of tlie
Hindus in support of their religion,
gravely proposed the following question: "Does not your Grace think It
almost useless and extravagant to
preach the Gospel to the Hindus?"
The Duke Immediately rejoined,
"Look. sir. to your marching orders!
Preach the Gospel to every creature."
Ou another occasion, It is said that tbe
Duke gave an order to one of bis
officers who tried to show that what
he was bidden to do was impossible.
"Sir," said tlie Duke, "1 did not ask
your opinion; I gave you my orders."
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
New Home Bakery „.      _   .        .   _      _   . -     _
Fresh Bread, Cakes, FlVe   Reelg   *nd   0ne  Reel °f ^Omedy
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-25489
Royston Lumber Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF
ROUGH AND DRESSED
'     LUMBER
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
UNION HOTEL
OPPOSITE RAILWAY STATION.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
WILLIAM  JONES
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakea a Specialty
NEW HOME BAKERY
J. HALLIDAY
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 6-1172
Thursday and Friday
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN
A lad of seventeen years lay dying
in a Dublin hospital. He was constantly visited by a lady, who, going
in one day, saw that the end was draw
Ing near. She bent over the dying
boy, and said, "Is the Lord Jesus with
you? Are you thinking of Him?"
Looking up, while a bright smile
passed over his worn face, the boy
whispered, "I can't always think of
Him because of the pain; but when I
am not thinking of Htm, He thlnkks ot
me."
A Pall of Dirty Water
Put Into Practice
RHEUMATIC PAINS    and BEVERLY BAYNE
IN
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
—SPECIALS —
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Hain Bologna
Headcheese.
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
Quickly Easad By Panatratlng
Hamlin'* Wizard Oil
A safe and harmless preparation
to relieve the pains of Rheumatism,
Sciatica, Lame Back and Lumbago is
Hamlin's Wizard Oil. It penetrates
quickly, drives out soreness, and
limbers up stiff aching joints and
muscles.
You will find almost daily uses for
it in cases of sudden mishaps or accidents such as sprains, bruises, cuts,
burns, bites and stings. Just as reliable, too, for earache, toothache,
alB-S^tf^ifSi, Five Reels and One Reel of Comedy
get your money back.
Ever   constipated   or   have   sick   ___^___^_______^___^_^_^___^__
headache? lust try Wizard Liver
Whips, pleasant little pink pills, 30
cents.   Guaranteed.
"Their Compactn
The village schoolmaster looked
anxious and worried. "What's the
matter?" asked the Vicar. "I'm worried about the boys in the upper classes' sir," replied the master. "I've
been teaching them bow to revive tbe
apparently drowned." "Well, why
shhould that worry you? You could
not teach them anytbfng more useful."
"Yes, sir, I know that; but I've already caught several of them tryiug
to drown one another in order to
practice what they have been taught."
—It ls a pity that more professing
Christians do not put Into practice
what they are taught from God's
Word.
The hall at Santa Barbara, California, belonging to the Salvation Army,
wns formerly a saloon. One day the
Salvationists arrived with thc intention of holding an open air meeting
in front of It. The enraged saloonkeeper rushed to the door with a
bucket of dirty water, which he intended to deposit on the Salvationists,
but a lady and gentleman, visitors
from England, happened to be passing
at the moment, and the contents ot
the pall went over them. By a strange
sequence of events, the gentleman,
who was naturally angry at the occurrence, eventually purchased the
saloon and made a gift of it to the
Salvationists.
Turned Out of Their Humes
Shaving for a Carpet
"THE AWAKENING"
Thoroughly delightful, fascinating,
charming—all of these adjectives apply forcefully to "The Awakening,"
the new World-Picture Brady-Made,
which woll he shown at the Ilo Ilo
Theatre next Monday, with Montagu
Love and Dorothy Kelly as the stars.
T. D. McLEAN
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the  HARMONOLA
All the latest Books,  Magazines
and Periodicals.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM,   MERRIFIELD,   Proprietor.
GOOD ACCOMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Uunnmuir Ave..      Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and   *
{General Merchandise.
CHARLIE SINO CHONG, Cumberland
HONG CHONQ & CO., Bevan.
A woniD-picTURl Maov-naea
MONTAGU LOVE
DOROTHY KCUV
"Tht Awakenin?"
OI...IM ,, OCC.-Jf ARCaiNBiT'Q
A curious method of raising money
Is roported from Trenton, In America.
A lady, desirous ot raising money to
purchase a now carpet for the church,
persuaded   her   husband   to   let Her
The Rev. T. Law tells us that a little
while ago he visited a village near
Allgarth, in North India, where the
people had just begun to attend tho
Christian school. To his surprise, ho
found every house was empty. What
had happened? Why, the Hindu landowner was angry because the villagers seemed likely to become followers
of Christ. So he turned them all out
of their houses, and for some time
they had to live under the trees In-
stead! Persecution was still more
severe in a village of Western India,
near Aurangaluid, where the houses
of tbe inquirers were burnt 'o tho
ground, nnd their stores of grain lor
a whole year were destroyed.
Laid tn the famous Bohemian artist's
colony In Paris before the start of the
war, the drama is the story ot the
romance of Jacques Revilly, an artist
of exceptional ability, whose real tenderness is hidden by a rough exterior,
and Margaret, a beautiful orphan girl
whom Jacques saves one winter night
from freezing to death on his door
steps. There are many surprizes In
this story, surprises that add greatly
to the enjoyment of the picture. Mr.
Love and Mis Kelly are seen ln the
most effective roles of their careers.
FRANCU   .i. iiUSHMAN   Cumberland & Union Waterworks Co.
COURTENAY CIVIC ELECTION
For Mayor—William Duncan, elected by acclamation.
Aldermen elected—Ward 1.—John
Johnston, George Lelghton.
Ward 2.—Charles Simms, W. G.
Roheratson.
Ward 3.—John Altken, Arch. Sten-
house.
XOTICE^-Whereas certain mis.ihiovl-
ously Inclined persons have tampered with the valves on the mains
of this Company, thereby allowing
a considerable amount of water to
run waste, we therefore wish to
point out that It is a serious offence
to tamper with such valves, and
should thc offending parties be
apprehended they will be prosecuted to the very fullest extent of
the law.
men was
tv, -..xji^tmrn
BUY
War-Savings Stamps
On Sale at all
MONEY-ORDER POST OFFICES
BANKS AND
WHEREVER
THIS   SIGN
IS
DISPLAYED
BUY War-Savings Stamps for $1.00 each, place
them on the Certificate, which will be given to
you; have your Stamps registered against loss,
free of charge at any Money-Order Pout Office; and on the first
day of 1924, Canada will pay you $5.00 each for your stamps.
As an aid to the purchase of W.-S. S. you can buy THRIFT
Stamps for 25 cents each. Sixteen of these Thrift Stamps on a
Thrift Card wilt be exchanged for a W.-S. S. Thrift Stamps do
not bear interest Their virtue is that they enable you to
apply every 25 cents you can save towards the purchase of a
Government, interest-beating security.
"If high rates of interest must be paid on Government borrowings it is but right that every man, woman, and child should
have the opportunity to earn this interest."—Sir Thomas While.
$5.2? for $4.
oo
im FOUR
THE ISLANDM. CUMB1RLAND, B.C.
ii , i      * i .in i lim      i
TONIGHT
Greater   Vitagraph Blue Ribbon
Feature
ALBERT E. SMITH
PRESENTS
EARL   WILLIAMS
in five reels
"The Balance"
From the famous novel "The Hillman"
Comedy and 8th Episode of " The Fighting Trail."
A Show of Eight Reels Usual Prices
Adults 25c Children 10c
Usual Saturday Night Dance.
ILO ILO THEATRE
.NOTED    PIANIST   WHO   MAY   BE
POLAND'S  PRESIDENT
Ignace Paderewski, noted pianist, to
be President of Poland's Republic.
The pianist of world's fame haa
been selected by the people of Poland to be their first President.
Christmas Sale of Specials:
We are having a Special Sale for Christmas of Chocolates,
Candled Peel, Seeded or Seedless Raisins, Currants, nice Okan-
agan Apples, Japanese Oranges, and all kinds of Nuts. You
will be surprised when you see how all our prices are lower
than you can purchase elsewhere.
41> ni4* I July iin.l Sure I'riini ."> la III per rent, on your total pur-
clinse,
K.   ABE   &   CO.
THE FURNITURE STORE
CHRISTMAS GIFTS that will be appreciated
HOCK Kits, in turned golden oak and mahoganv, from $5 to $16.00
Music and china Cabinets, Parlor Suites and Congoleum Rugs,
Ladles' Dressers, and ChllTonlers.
We have Just opened up several ca~es of beautiful China, suitable
for Christmas Gifts.
Por Ihe Children wo have Dolls, iu all sizes, Mechanical Toys,
Toddy Hears, Kindergarten Sets, Oames, Horns.   Everything to
make Ihe Children Happy.
A.   McKINNON
No. 408A      No. of Application 21440F
21443F
LAND REGISTRY ACT
Notice under Section SO.
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register th* Corporation of the City of Cumberland, as
the owner in fee simple, under a Tax
Sale Deed from the Collector of the
said Corporation, to tho said Corporation, bearing date the 31st day of
October, 1918, ln pusuance ot a Tax
Sale held hy said Collector on or
about tho 10th day of October, 1917,
of all and singular those certain
parcels or tracts of land nnd premises situate, lying, and being lu tho
City of Cumberland, In the province
of British Columbia, more particularly
known and described ns: —
Lou 2 and 3, Block 19, Map 522A.
You and those claiming through or
under you, and all persons claiming
any interest ln the said land by virtue
of any unregistered instrument, and
all persons claiming any interest in
the said land by descent whose title
is not registered under the provisions
of the "Land Registry Act" (R.S.B.C.
1911), are required to contest the
claim of the tax purchaser within
thirty days of the service *of this
notice upon you, and in default of a
caveat or certificate of lis pendens
being filed before the registration, as
owner, of the person entitled under
such tax sale you and each of you
will be for ever estopped and debarred from setting up any claim to
or in respect of the said land, and I
shall register the said Corporation as
owner of the said land so sold for
taxes.
Your attention is called to section
36  of the said  Act   (RS.B.C.1911, c.
127) and amendments.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, at
the City of   Victorlh,   Province   of
British Columbia, this 24th day of
December, A.D. 1918.
P. J. STADPOLE,
Registrar General of Titles.
To R. S. Watklns, Assessed Owner of
Lot 2, and
F. W.  Robins, Assessed  Owner of
Lot 3.
I direct service of this Notice to be
made by publication thereof in four
issues, one ln each consecutive week
of a newspaper circulating in Cumberland. F. J. STADPOLE,    ,
Registrar General of Titles.
FOR SALE.—Chevrolet five-passenger
touring car, in good running order,
tires nearly new, self-starter and
electric lights. Owner no further
use.   Apply B. Grieves, Cumberland.
WANTED TO RENT—A typewriter
ln good condition; will be well
taken care of. Apply P.O. Box 192,
Cumberland, B.C.
WATER NOTICE
(Use nnd Storage
TAKE NOTICE that the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, whose
address Is Victoria, B.C., will apply
for a licence to take and use 20 cubic
feet of water per second out of Tsa-
Abl River, also known as Baynes
Sound River, which flows in an easterly direction and drains into Baynes
Sound, about 5 miles south of Union
Bay. The water wlll be diverted from
the stream at a point Ihi miles more
or less, approximate bearing S. 60 degrees, 48 minutes W. (ast.) from N.W.
corner of Lot 2 A, Nelson District;
and will be used for mining purposes
upon the mine and washery located at
Block B 34 Nelson District, and Lot
28, Union Bay. This notice was posted
on tho ground on tlie 17th day of De-
cober, 1918. A copy of this notice and
an application pursuant thereto and
to the "Water Act, 1914," will be filed
in the offlce of the Water Recorder at
Nanaimo. Objections to tho application may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of
Water Rights,' Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C., within thirty days after
the first appearance of this notice in
a local newspaper. The date of the
first publication of this notice Is December 21st, 1918.
CANADIAN    COLLIERIES     (DUNSMUIR),   LIMITED,  Applicant.
CHARLES GRAHAM, Agent.
9 gg
THE   BIG   STORE
"^
END OF FINANCIAL YEAR
As our Business Year ends on thc
last day of January and our books are
closed for the year, we would greatly
appreciate a settlement ln full of current account due January.
Thanking you in anticipation,
SIMON LEISER & CO., LTD.
o
EH
©
%n
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
ac
9^^
3E
J
YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN—You are
Interested ln a better position. Qualify for it through our easy home
Btudy courses, like others you know
have done. We teach Commercial
Subjects and Advertising, Drafting,
Ship, Mechanical and Art, Steam,
Electrical, Mechanical and Mining
Engineering and other branches.
Write for free catalogues and particulars to H. J. MILSOM, Nanaimo
Manager, INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS," P.O.
Box 1121, Nanaimo, B.C.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
The  undersigned  will  not  be  responsible for any debts contracted by
Mah Jack, who has left my employ.
CHARLIE SING. CHONG
JOHN SCAVARDA
GENERAL  TEAMSTER
COAL AND ALL KINDS OF HAULING
RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION. .   .   .
I Cater to the Good Tea Trade
TRY
Great
West
,:
Tea
Obtainable Only at
MUMFORD'S  GROCERY
Licence No. 8-17268.
Phone 71

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