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With which la consolidated the Cumberland News.
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Special Dispatch to The Islander.
Vancouver, March 12.—News has reached this city from the
Old Country to the effect that an iron and steel industry of gigantic proportions is to be established in British Columbia in the near
future for turning out of all the products of this industry. The
concern is a big organization and work on the preliminaries connected with its flotation for activity in this province has already
The company is to be capitalied at five million pounds sterling,
which is an indication of its importance. It is definitely stated that
it will work here in conjunction with an established coal company
which has rail and water connections, and it is said will solve the
fuel problem which is so important to a steel producing plant. The
native ores of British Columbia will be used and the whole industry
will be established along broad lines guided by British experience
and operated by practical and highly experienced officials.
This is all the definite information which can be secured regarding this new industry, but it is commonly reported among men in
this city who are in close touch with the financial world and who
are intetrested in British Columbia iron deposits that the plant
will be located at Union Bay on Vancouver Island. It is pointed out
that this place is the logical spot for such a concern, being in close
proximity to huge iron deposits, the ore from which can easily be
taken by water to that port. Credence is also given to the report
because of the fact that the Canadian Collieries mines, located at
Cumberland, are connected with Union Bay by railway, and there
are established at that point large coke ovens wliieh are capable
of turning out large quantities of the very fuel which Is required
for smelting purposes. There is also at Union Bay accommodation
for the construction of immense wharfs which would be necessary
in connection with such a large industry, and as the water close in
to shore is very deep, no dredging will be necessary.
Must Give Their Names
Recently The Islander has been In receipt of several communications on varlouB subjects. In wblch were contained somo
rather startling statements, and which, while tbey may be
founded on fact, are not known to be so by the editor. The
columns of The Islander are open to anyone who has anything
of Interest to write about, but we must Insist that correspondents
send their full name and address along with tbelr communications. These are not necessarily for publication, but are taken
as a guarantee and to guard the paper against any complications which might arise from articles by anonymous writers.
In connection with the above report from Vancouver, The,
Lslander.got in touch with Mr. Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian Collieries, but that gentleman was unable
to confirm the report. He had been made aware of the reported
formation of the company, but personally he knew nothing further
about it. While Mr. Graham did not confirm the report he did not
deny it, and there is good reason to believe that it is well founded.
City Medical Health Officer Says There Is No Truth in the Statement That the Town Would Be Closed Immediately Because
of the Prevalence of the Disease—Unless the Epidemic
Spreads Things Will Go On As Usual.
There is no likelihood that the ban will be placed on Cumberland
on account of the flu, for a time at least, and unless there is a
marked increase in the number of cases it will not be necessary to
take drastic measures. This statement is made on the authority
of Dr. E. R. Hicks, medical health officer, when interviewed by The
Islander yesterday.
It has been found necessary to close the room in the Japanese
school occupied by city pupils, the teacher and one or two of the
pupils having developed flu symptoms, but the rest of the city
schools have not suffered from the dread malady.
A rumor was started about the city during the latter part of
this week that the ban was about to be placed on the city, and it
is thought this was started by the fact that it had been found
necessary to take such measures in Courtenay. Both Dr. Hicks-
and Dr. MacNaughton assured The Islander yesterday that there
was no cause for alarm in Cumberland, and that unless there is a
marked increase in the spread of the disease there will be no necessity for altering the present conditions in the city. There are
only a few cases of flu here and these are of a very mild type.
Anglicans Will
Lose Their Pastor
Rev. F. Comley  Compelled  to
Quit   Cumberland  Charge
Owing to Ill-health.
Deep regret was expressed on all
hands this week when It became
known that Rev. F. Comley, rector of
Holy Trinity Anglican Church ln this
city, will soon retire from that parish
and seek a more congenial climate.
It has been known for some time tbat
Mr. Comley haB not been in the best
of healtti, but his congregation hoped
that he would be able to remain with
them. On Sunday laat Bishop
Schofield visited the parish, and during his stay held a meeting with the
congregation at which the seriousness
of Mr. Comley's condition was made
known. After the conference the congregation left the matter in the hands
of the bishop, with the result that Mr.
Comley has been granted leave of absence for six months. It Is, however,
hardly likely that he wlll return to
Cumberland and arrangements are now
being made to provide a successor to
this parish.
No definite announcement can be
made as to when Mr. Comley will
leave, as he wlll have to await the
appointment of his successor, but
he expects to get away about the
middle of May. It la hla Intention to
go at once to England on a visit to bis
old home, where hla mother now resides. 'If his health Improves while
in the Old Country It Is likely he will
remain there.
Rev. Mr. Comle's departure will be
a distinct loss to the whole community,
and universal regret Is being expressed
at tbe prospect of having to part with
such a sterling Christian gentleman.
Chief of Police Issues Warning Be-
garding a Prevailing Bad Custom.
The public are hereby warned tbat
the practice of dumping ashes on
streets or lanes ls an offence against
the by-laws, as also Is the dumping of
ashes on any part of the city dump
except the extreme outside edge. In
future a summons will be served on
any party disregarding this warning
and the heaviest fine allowable will be
Imposed, as the city authorities are determined to put an end to this practice.
Chief of Police.
And the Magistrate Said He Was Running a Joint and Fined Him.
This week Sen Chung was' tried
under two charges before Stipendiary
Magistrate John Baird. The first was
with having opium In his possession
and the second with being the keeper
of an opium Joint. A conviction was
sustained iu both cases and a fine of
?20 and (26 and costs or two months
imprisonment was awarded, respectively.
The prosecution held that a room in
a private dwelling house to which the
inmates resorted for the purpose of
smoking opium constituted an opium
joint within the meaning of the act,
which contention was upheld by the
Chief of Police Bunbury prosecuted
for the provincial authorities and Mr.
P. P. Harrison appeared for the defendant. Mr. Harrison Informed the
court that he would Jodge a notice of
Miss Mary Walker Becomea the Wife
of Mr. Joseph Derbyshire.
On Tuesday of this week, March 9,
one of Cumberland's most popular
young ladies embarked upon tbe sea
of matrimony when Miss Mary Walker,
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David
Walker of this city, was united in marriage with Mr. Joseph Derbyshire of
England. The groom recently arrived
from the Old Country and the marriage ceremony took place at Vancouver, Rev. Mr. Mclntyre officiating.
Mrs. F. Slaughter acted as bridesmaid
and Mr. Hugh Davis supported tbe
groom. The bride was a resident of
Cumberland for twenty-live years,
where she has a host of friends whose
best wishes follow her. Mr. and Mrs.
Derbyshire will reside at Nanaimo.
Well-known and Popular Young Man
Decides Upon a .Matrimonial
Mr. William Gordon, one of the best
known and popular young men of Cumberland, sprung somewhat of a surprise on his friends on Thursday evening last when be quietly motored down
to Sandwick, accompanied by Miss
Florence Potter', and while there prevailed upon Rev. Mr. Men-ties to start
he and his lady companion ln a life
partnership. The ceremony was performed at the manse, and the newly
wedded couple returned at once to
Cumberland with the announcement
that they were married.
Mr. Gordon has for some time been
an employee of the Canadian Collieries; but recently he decided to go to
the Crow's Nest district. He left tor
there on Friday morning. Until he
gets located ln his new home Mrs.
Gordon will remain In the city. A host
of friends wish the newly-weds every
success throughout life.
Plugs in Bottom Were Not Properly Secured and Craft Turned
Upside Down, Throwing Occupants Into the Sea—All Men
Were Saved But Their Belongings Were Lost—Were on Way
to Juneau, Alaska.
Special Dispatch to The Islander.
Nanaimo, March 12.—A large scow laden with fishing gear
and personal belongings of a score of men, employees of Petriburg
Fishing Company of Seattle and Juneau, who were also on board
on their way to Juneau, left Seattle on Sunday in tow of two tugs.
Apparently plugs in the bottom of the scow had not been securely
fastened, for when off the Ballinacs Tuesday night, through the
openings, the scow quickly took on such a list that she turned
turtle, throwing all the men into the water. Luckily thc tugs were
able to pick them all up and eventually they succeeded in towing
the capsized scow into Northwest Bay. The managing director of
the company arrived here last night.
Jellicoe Report Foreshadows Naval Base
A. Mather Hilburn, the Laat of the
Ellison-White Attractions at the
llo-Ilo Theatre.
CV Tuesday evening next the last of
the Ellison-White Lyceum Bureau attractions to visit this city this season
will be seen,. when Mr. A. Mather
Hilburn, the master entertainer will
appear. If It la true, as some philosopher has observed, tbat "a laugh Is
better than medicine," then Mr. Hilburn is' a benefactor of tbe human
race who deserves the title of doctor
extraordinary. Hilburn operates on
folks painlessly. He cures blues and
cuts out grouches with a treatment
entirely HUburnesque ln quality. One
critic has said, "In Hilburn you find
the attraction of no regrets." * Tbat's
the verdict of a thousand communities
he has immeasurably pleased.
Schools Have Been Closed and Public
Gatherings Are Prohibited.
The spread of flu In the Courtenay
district has led the medical health
authorities to place the ban on all
meetings of all kinds, and It Is possible
tbat the churches will be asked to
refrain from holding services.. Aa
yet there have been no deaths ln the
district from the disease, and it is
thought that with proper precautions
the spread of tbe epidemic will be
Mr. William Richards Ones to Ladysmith aa Head of the Store*.
After serving for many years in the
company's stores department here,
and latterly as assistant store-keener,
Mr. William Richards has been promoted to the position at the head of
the stores at Ladysmith, and left for
his new post this week, where he will
assume his new duties in the employ
of the Canadian Collieries. While bis
many friends in this city wlll regret
that his new position takes him away
from them, tbey are pleased'to know
he has been rewarded tor faithful services.
Special Dispatch to The Islander.
Ottawa, March 12.—Although in the introduction to his report
Admiral Lord Jellicoe makes mention of the fact that he was
specifically'asked by the government to report on the matter of an
naval base on the Pacific, there is no further reference to it in his
report. In his memorandum he states the subjects on which his
advice was requested by the Canadian government. Presumably,
if the work of fishery protection is to be carried out it will have
to be done on both coasts, and if it is entrusted to men-of-war on
the Pacific coast there will have to be a naval base of some sort.
There is also indicated in the report'that naval colleges would be
necessary on both coasts. The Jellicoe report is a document of
forty pages. It will require close study before it will be ready for
discussion.  That it will be criticied goes without saying.
British Labor Troubles Not Yet Over
London, March 12.—Although there has been a general feeling
of relief at the result of the Trade Union Congress vote on direct
action, the issue in the industrial sky is far from clear. The new
agitation on which the miners are about to embark presents
dangerous possibilities, and many labor leaders believe that a
strike in the coal mining industries is much more likely to develop
out of the miners' increased wage demands than was the case
when nationalization constituted their objective.
Special Dispatch to The Islander.
Ottawa, March 12,—The long-expected and ln some quarters the much-
feared Franchise Bill which was presented to the House Thursday by Hon.
Hugh Guthrie in his capacity as
solicitor-general, has been well received on all sides. General opinion
even by critics of the government ls
that It is broad in its conception and
details. It will replace the Wartime
Election Act as a general enactment,
bo the latter Is now out of business,
and save In retrospect a great object
of criticism of the government on the
part of the opposition ls removed, it
Is in every respect a much less restricted piece of legislation than the
toremr act. There are no disfranchlse-
clauses in the act. Broadly it provides
that British subjects of 21 years of age
or over, male or female, native born
or naturalized, may vote. Citizenship
is tbe basic qualification for all franchise.
Bl 11,1'KKS  Of   VESSELS
Choral Society to Meet
A meeting of the members ot the
Cumberland Choral Society will be
held in the Anglican Hall on Sunday,
March 14, at 8.16 p.m. Business of
importance will be transacted. All
members are requested to be present.
Birthday Parly.
Miss Edna Conrod celebrated her
eighth birthday at the home of her
grandfather, Aid. Thomas Bannerman.
on Wednesday evening. A host of small
friends met to do honor, and Miss Con-
rod was the recipient of man presents.
After a fine supper had been disposed
of the children made merry until 10
o'clock, at which hour the party broke
up and the guests departed to their
Special Dispatch to The Islander.
Victoria, March 12.—In possession nf
experience gained under tuition of the
S.C.D. Instructors, twelve veterans.
styling themselves the B. C. Yacht and
Boat Builders, have obtained a loan
from the provincial department of industries for the purpose of enabling
them to set up In the ship building
Special Dispatch to The Islander.
London, March 12.—The Peace Conr
ference has decided to permit the
Greeks to attack the Turks in Anatolia
and take whatever measures are necessary to expel them from that region.
This permission was given on condition that after the campaign has been
successfully concluded the Greeks will
return to tho positions occupied by
them before the fighting began.
Special Dispatch to The Islander.
Victoria, March 12—Hon. W. J.
Bowser spoke for one and a half hours
on the proposed amendments to the
Elections Act yesterday, Ho discussed
the plun to grant the franchise to the
Japanese who had fought overseas and
strongly condemned ibis action.
Prlui'K Sails for  I'uiiiiilii.
Portsmouth, March 12.—Tbo Prince
of Wales hiiIIh next Tuesday for Can-
uda, en route to Australia.
Getting Bonn lo Business.
Special Dispatch to The Islander.
Ottawa, March 12.—Parliament got
down to real business yesterday. It
was private members' day, when much
of pent-up flood of curiosity whicfc has
been burdening members during Intervals In the last session was given
an opportunity for relief. Although
the session Is only about two weeks'
old, already eighty-live questions, thirty-live notices of motions, eight government notices of motion and a collection of bills had been accumulated.
Earl Fletcher of Nanaimo arrived on
Tuesday's train,
Mrs. Rideout left on Wednesday
morning's train for Vancouver.
Mrs. Hubert Gordon Is here visiting
her parents, Mr. and MrH. J. Frame.
Mr. 0. Thompson, government Income Tax collector, arrived Sunday
and left this morning.
Mr. Hobbs, auditor of Buttar &
Chene, Vancouver, arrived Wednesday
and left for Union Bay.
Mr. M. Itae returned on Tuesday
from Trail where he has been spending the past two months.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian Collieries, left
Monday morning tor Ladysmith and
returned on Thursday.
I'nnihrrliinil Public School.
Division XI. held In thc Japanese
School building, will be closed dm-iiiR
thc forthcoming week, ending March
11), Page Two
March 6,1920.
Music and Photoplays
She was dancing at a carnival ir.
the hot little equatorial town ot
O'Compo. As she whirled through tht
alluring movements of the fandangi
and heard the shouts of applaust
from the crowd of merry-makers In
the little streets, the Castllian blood
iu her became more turbulent. She
forgot restraint—everything except
that she wus wildly happy and that she
wanted to keep on and on forever. Th>>
crowd pelted her with flowers and
threw si reamers of colored paper ai
her until her beautiful face anil shoulders became obscured In a mass ol
gnyly-colored ribbons.
Then she saw a strong, handsomi
American face, looked Into two blue
American eyes, saw two flrm lips
parted In a smile, and rushed toward
them. In her ecstasy she threw hei
arms nbout his neck and tbey kissed
She had met the man for whom hei
heart had always called. But with
the kiss had come the realization that
she had done a terrible thing in the
eyes of her people. She had kissed
a stranger of whom she knew nothing.
Filled with mortification, she went
home to weep.
The man came for her and they
went away, as man and wife, to a
little island In the ocean. They were
supremely happy there In part of a
beautiful home he was building. Her
sister, Blanca, and two servants were
witli her. Then came illness and,
soon after her baby was born, she
died. Crazed with grief, the husband
went away and became a wandering
madman. The house remained unfinished. His wife's sister stayed to
care for the baby.
The years came and went and the
child, Dolores, changed to a woman.
The mystery of her father was kept
from her. She never was permitted
to gaze upon the face of any man
except "One-Eyed .Mike," the ferryman who brought them food from the
But one day the shroud of mystery
was lifted, and, after a series of thrilling experiences that tried her soul,
•Dolores came face to face with her
father and divided her love between
him and a man who had come hunting bugs aiid found happiness.
This story Is depicted, with wonderful photography, thrilling action and
by a strong cast of screen favorites in
"The Nature Girl," which comeB to the
ilo-llo Theatre tonight, with beautiful
Violet Mersereau in the leading role.
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Like most Italians, the late Cleo-
fonte Campanini was very superstitious about making a will. Realizing
that he had failed to do this, at last
he expressed a desire to do so, but
unfortunately it was too late. So he
died without making a will. Under
the Italian law his widow will get a
third of his property, which was considerable. The rest will go to his
nephew Italo, so named after his noted
brother, the great tenor.
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Reginald de Koven, the composer,
who died so suddenly on January 16,
has left his entire estate ot $200,000
to his wife.
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Mme. Nellie Melba, who has been
suffering for several weeks from a
severe attack of influenza, has been
ordered to Ihe south of France by her
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The real Bill Hart—hero of every
small boy from .Maine to California
and from Canada to the Gulf beloved
of all who care for red-blooded action
on the screen—will be seen in thc new
Artcraft picture, "Square Deal Sanderson," which will* be shown at the
Ilo-llo Theatre next Monday.
ln several of his recent Alms, Mr.
Hart has doffed chaps and six-shooters
appearing us n convict In one, and in
another leaving the western plains foi
Ihe asphalt of the city streets. But now
he's buck In harness, astride a trusty
horse and with his wide-brimmed
Stetson atop bis head. He riots through
u picture that Is full tu the brim ol
action, excitement and heroic deeds
There nre lively scraps, quick shooting, all the characteristic Incidents ot
life as It was lived In the yesterday of
the Southwest.
Those who care for action piled on
action, true love and the code of honor of the far west; who revel in scenes
which show the everlasting hills and
the deserts that stretch Into miles ln
every direction; for the strange nnd
strenuous life of the cowtowns, the
communities where men live and die
hard and are either very honest or very
evil—will And It all in "Square Deal
Ann Little ls lctjdliig woman and the
only woman in the cast. Lambert Hlll-
yer wrote the scenario from Charles
Alden Seltzer's story in Argosy. He
and Mr. Hart directed.
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Certain New Yorkers are making efforts to provide adequate housing for
music students and teachcrB In that
City.   Undoubtedly one of the circum
stances that has adversely affected the
patronage of many of New York's
nusic teachers has been tbe inability
if prospective students to And, under
reasonable conditions, a place in which
*,o live. In Chicago it is possible to
obtain board and desirable lodging for
•ates ranging as low as seven dollars
i week. In New York—well—ask any
Canadian who has had the temerity to
go there to study, particularly Bince
the war, and they will tell you how
almost imposBlble it is to secure good
lodging and the use of a piano, which
is of course Indispensable—and live—
unless, of course one has unlimited
neans, something the average student
s rarely blessed with.
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William Mcngelberg, the eminent
Dutch orchestral leader, will come to
America next year as guest conductor
if the New Symphony Society of New
fork. The engagement of Mr. Mengel-
ierg was suggested by Arthur Bo-
lansky, permanent conductor of the
New Symphony, whose duties with the
Metropolitan Opera Association present him from giving his entire time
.0 the orchestra.
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The cast of "Pinto," Mabel Nor-
mand's lateBt Goldwyn starring vehicle, which will be shown at the Ilo-llo
Theatre on Tuesday next, 1b unique in
.hat all the supporting characters
.vith but one exception are men. Most
it the action of the story takes place
;.n Arizona where Pinto lives on a
■anch under the guardianship of live
cattlemen appointed to this task by
the girl's father just before his death.
As Pinto, Mabel Normnnd is seen in
jno of the most distinctive roles of her
icreen career. Pinto is a magnetic
iittle imp, wild, mischievous, big-
hearted, and so full of the joy of living that she hasn't time to be mean
ir vain.
Cullen Landls plays the lead in support of Miss Normnnd as Bob De Witt,
1 young New Yorker whom Pinto Ands
interesting despite the fact "that he
loesn't know a pitchfork from a cor-
*al. Landls is climbing fast to fame in
pictures. In "Pinto," he is the same
sincere, likeable young man who won
,o much favorable comment as "the
hurley Kid" ill Goldwyn's "The Girl
i'rom Outside."
Edward Jobson's appearance on the
screen as "Looey" is always good for
i laugh. Looey Is a big, fat cowboy
who serves as Pinto's chaperon, nurse
and tutor.
To George Nichols is allotted the
tortures which Pop Audrey endures on
leaving Arizona to enter the society
icramble of New York. Mr. Nichols is
excellent as the big cattleman whose
new order of life compels him to dress
(or dinner, wear tight pumps, and
mffer the presence of society's favorites.
Hallam Cooley has the role of Ar-
mand Cassel, a colorless parasite
whose langued presence in the Audry
home is not due to Pop's being there.
Edythe Chapman as Mrs. Audry
is seen as a haughty social climber.
Her ultra moral attitude towards Pinto is strangely In contrast .with her
secret affection for Cassel. William
Elmer as "Lousy" and Manuel R.
Ojeda as the horse thief contribute
their share of good work in important
parts. Of course, the five dear, old-
timers come in for their share of the
un. They are John Burton, Joseph H.
Hazelton, Richard Cummlngs, George
Sunkel and Andrew Arhuckle.
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Recently Norma Talmadge, the movie
lueen, passed the Lexington Theatre
ind noticed the large posters announcing "Norma." Turning to her manager,
.vho was in the car with her, she
isked languidly: "What picture of
mine are we showing there this week?"
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Much difficulty is being experienced
iy American theatrical managers in
hooking attractions in Canada owing to
.he difference in the value of Cana-
llnn nnd United States currency.
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When Tlta Ruffo sings he scores
A-hat the baseball fans call "a double
play." He raises the roof and brings
lown the house.
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Cecil Fanning, the baritone, expects
o tour England in concert soon, and
will not return to the States until
larly ln the fall.
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A new piano piece by Cyril Scott,
'Twilight-Tide," is said to be one of
the loveliest pieces he has written.
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When Carrie Jacobs-Bond, famous
as author of popular songs, went to a
New York department' store shortly
after her recent arrival In New York,
ihe signed the purchase slip and was
promptly asked by the head of the
department if she would stand and
allow of the sales girls in the department to get a look at the woman who
wrote "The End of a Perfect Day."
Mrs. Bond is writing several new
songs which will be published soon.
THE RED MASK OF EVIL hides tht leering face of-Whom?
Lurking in the shadows—spying at all times—clutching at the destiny
of this brave man and his spirited love-mate, this figure of mystery is
ever alert on its mission of terror!
in VITAGRAPH'S Greatest Melodramatic Mystery Serial
Every Saturday Evening.
To Be Held at the
Ilo-llo Dance Hall
On the Evening of
St. Patrick's Day
March 17, 1920.
of the
Saturday, March 13
The Nature Girl
The Iron Test
Eighth Episode
Monday, March 15
William S.
Square Deal
Tuesday, March 14
Pinto March 13, 1920.
Page Three
Continued Heavy Attacks by the Opposition and the Internecine
Strife Within the Government Ranks, Puts the Premier on
the Defensive, His Only Active Support Coming From the
Attorney-General—Haines of North Vancouver Goes After
Premier Oliver Again and Makes New Revelations.
(Special Correspondence of The Islander.)
Victoria, March 12.—The fifth week of a session which, the
longer it lasts, the more apparent it becomes that the government
was almost wholly unprepared with its legislative programme and
which, almost daily, has given evidence of a lack of direction, has
nevertheless not been lacking in points of interest. Oppositions,
especially one as numerically handicapped as is that in the present
legislature with what Mr. Bowser is wont to call a "brute majority"
arrayed against it, can expect to have a difficult task in exercising
the functions cast upon it under the present political system. The
fact is that to date honors have gone to the minority; the week
has found the government on the defensive. True, the Premier
continues to display his wonted militant frame of mind aud, with a political
chip upon his shoulder, continues to assert his readiness to meet all-comers,
but the clear evidences of the growing independent spirit in his own political
following is indication that party methods designed to keep the rank and file
'in line are lacking in that essential quality known as punch.
It cannot be said that the Premier is finding much assistance from his
confreres In the cabinet, with the possible exception of Attorney-General
Farris, whose chief effort during the week lias been to rally to the defence
of bis chairman of the Game Conservation Board, who and whose administration of that office has come under hot (Ire from the Opposition.
To the onlooker following the dnlly	
proceedings of the House, the impression ls Irresistibly conveyed that there
Is an almost entire lack of team-work
in the government ranks. If ever
there was a session characterized by
by an evident spirit of "get by" It is
the present one. Five weeks consumed
and not a week's real work done is
not a showing for which the present
administration can hope to claim much
kudos. Legislation is coming down ln
dribblets and, at times, the close of
the day's work has seen the order
paper almost cleaned up. True, there
have been a number of items dealt
with which, to the uninitiated, might
appear to be of first importance, but
most of them are introduced with the
Idea of creating the Impression that
British Columbia is being imposed
upon by the Federal government, and
all form part of that propaganda
arising out of which will be heard it
the next general elections the cry of
"Prlvlncial Rights." The motion by
the minister of lands calling upon the
House to urge upon Ottawa the necessity of handing over to the province
the lands within the railway belt and
the Peace River block; that of the
minister of mines calling tor tlie maintenance of the work of the Dominion
Geological Survey, a work which
necessarily Buffered during the war,
and motions by various government
supporters .clearly inspired, calling
for returns bearing upon matters having a federal aspect, such as fisheries,
dual titles in the E. & N. railway belt,
settlers' rights, and others, are all
"old stuff," but being dished up again,
a species of political camouflage designed to impress the public with the
idea that the administration is actually
doing something worth while.
The House early ln the week was
treated to another exhibition of the
internecine strife within the government ranks, when tbe Irrepressible
George S. Hanes, Liberal member for
North Vancouver, returned to the
charge he levelled three weeks ago
against the Premier, one accusing the
latter with having, through his interference with government Inspectors
sent to check up assets taken over
from the former'P.G.E. interests under
the settlement reached in 1918, permitted valuable assets to be retained
by those interests.
Hanes was evidently not at all satisfied with the general denial made
by the Premier In the course of the
latter's speech in the debate ou the
addresB In reply. His motion calling
for tl^e appointment of a royal commission was, however, ruled out ot
order as was predicted it would be.
But it was productive of lengthy debate and some new and interesting
sidelights upon Inside political happenings and motives. For instance, Hanes
took occasion to correct a former
statement of his relative to the motive
which, he asserted, moved the attorney-general during the 1917 House
investigation Into P.G.E!. affairs to resist his (Hanes') demand that W. J.
Bowser, K.C., Opposition leader, should
be called to testify to what he knew
concerning contributions of P.G.E.
moneys to party campaign funds.
Hanes said that his previous declaration that the attorney-general had
then told him to go easy because
"Bowser knows too much" was true
in Bubstance but that that was not exactly bow the attorney-general expressed himself. "For God's sake,
don't call Bowser, he's got the goods
on us" is how the attorney-general,
then chairman of the investigation
committee, expressed himself, Hanes
declared. t
This second spasm by the member
for North Vancouver evidently forced
tlle attorney-general to conclude it
was about .time he spoke up for himself. He gave Hanes the lie direct,
declaring the latter's statement to be
a deliberate falsehood.
The Premier, too, went over his previous defense producing is additional
proof that the settlement had not contemplated the taking over of plant and
equipment used for construction purposes, n photographic copy of a lease
between Pat Welsh and the Walsh-
Day Lumber Company. It was tlle mill
operated by the latter company at
CheakamuB on the line of the P.G.E.
railway, to which Hanes pointed ns
one specific instance where a property
properly coming to the province had
been allowed to go back to the P.G.E.
But Hanes claimed that evidence
at the House enquiry in 1917 had
shown conclusively that Pat Welsh
and Foley, Welsh & Stewart were one
and the same, that correspondence on
file proved the Interests of both were
Identical, and that while Foley, Welsh
& Stewart were the contractors, Welsh
was a member of the firm and his
dealings were theirs throughout. He
claimed the mill should have come to
the province, that materials turned
out by it since the settlement were
rightfully the publics, and that when
the mill was recently destroyed by fire,
Insurance to the amount of $35,000 was
collected by Pat Welsh which should
have come into the coffers of the
Premier Oliver administered a verbal
spanking to this most recalcitrant
member of the party flock and wound
up by'challcnging Hanes to meet him
before a jury of his own constituents.
The Impression among the members
was that the Premier's challenge
meant that he would, at the next elections, jump into the North Vancouver
riding and contest the seat. But later
developments disclosed that all the
Premier Intended by his "challenge"
was to meet Hanes in another debate
on thc subject, a mere repetition of the
slanging match to which the House has
now been twice treated this session.
But the dispute, as aired In the
House this week, was not without its
amusing features. It appears that
Hanes had taken his motion to Mr.
Speaker for revision in the hope thut
when it finally ap'penrod before the
House It would be iron-clad so far us
compliance with tlie rules was concerned. Hanes says Mr. Speaker revised it for him. Certain it Is, Mr.
Speaker threw It out on a point ot
order raised by the Premier. The
resolution culled for the appointment
of a royal commission by the House.
Mr. Speaker held that under the Public
Enquiries Act tlie House has no authority to appoint a royal commission, a
step which can only be taken by the
Lieutenant-Governor-ln-Councll. Further, he ruled, as the motion called
for the terms thereof being incorpor-
porated in any instructions that might
be given to such a royal commission,
it was quite out of order as it presumed to dictate the frame and scope
ot tiie commission being asked for.
Attorney-General Farris showed
considerable heat on Wednesday when
he rallied to the defense of Dr. Baker,
head of the Game Conservation Board.
He was peeved because of opposition
demands for a return showing just
what amount lias been paid out of
the publlc purse on account of disbursements on behalf of that ollicial
who Is supposed to executing his duties
(Continued ou Page Six.)
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Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B.C. Page Four
March 13, 1920.
Published every Saturday morning at Cumbrland, B.C
W. H. YOUHILL, Editor.
During the course of their debate at North
Vancouver, when Premier Oliver met Capt,
Hanes on the public platform, the former spent
a good deal of his time calling the latter some
very harsh names, and among them was the
statement that the member for North Vancouver
■was a coward. The Premier did not state his
grounds for applying such a term to his oppon-
nent, so that one must come to the conclusion
that, together with the other epithets and inu-
endos in which the Premier indulged so freely,
were manufactured out of whob cloth or were
the children of a disordered and vindictive mind.
At all evente Mr. Oliver did not succeed in con-
coal. It is therefore well to consider carefully
what means can be adopted to prevent oil from
supplanting coal as fuel.
In the first place it is the part of wisdom to
recognize the fact that the price charged for the
two different commodities is -bound to be the determining factor. If the price of coal remains as
it is or increases, there can be little doubt that it
will have to give way to oil, while on the other
hand if its cost can be appreciably lowered it will
be able to not only hold its own but it will probably succeed in driving its competitor to the wall.
The question naturally arises as to what can'be
done to bring down the price of coal. There are
many people who will say that this can be accomplished by reducing the wages of the men
who mine the coal, and they are no doubt correct
to a certain degree; but they are not engaged in
mining and do not know the conditions which
exist in coal mining centres. The man who mines
coal is like every other workman: his wages must
be large enough to guarantee him a decent living
and enable him to put by something for the proverbial rainy day. It will be found that it makes
very little difference to the workman whether
vincing Capt.   Hanes'  constituents   that  their
member was anything but a thorough gentle-1his wages are large or small; what does count
man and one in whom they could safely place
their confidence.
It might not be out of place to enquire as to
which one of these two public men is showing
the greater amount of cowardice. In the first
place Capt. Hanes had the courage to rise in his
place in the House and tell the members that the
Premier had been neglectful of his duty as a
minister of the crown and as the servant of the
people when he allowed to be retained by private
parties property and assets which rightfully
belonged to the people of British Columbia. Capt.
Hanes made his statement in the proper plact*
and upon his responsibility as a member of the
Legislature, and how the Premier can honestly
say that he acted the part of a coward in doing
so is beyond the powers of ordinary reasoning-
After making his statement Capt. Hanes demanded that a royal commission be appointed
to investigate the charges which he had made,
so that the people would know whether his statements were correct or not. In making that demand Capt. Hanes did not display any great
amount of cowardice, in fact his demand would
prove the very opposite.
But how was his demand met? When he
offered his resolution asking for a royal commission, the Premier jumped to his. feet and de-
• manded that the Speaker rule the resolution out
of order. Had he remained seated the resolution
would have gone before the House, as Capt.
Hanes had already taken the precaution to submit his motion* to Mr. Speaker for revision before
presenting it to the House, for the very reason
that he wanted to make sure that he was in
order. The Premier exerted his influence with
the Speaker and succeeded in obtaining the decision that the resolution was out of order. Does
that act of the Premier show very much couvage,
or even any courage at all? Does he imagine
for a moment that the people of the province will
place confidence in'his denials when he refuses to
have the charges made against him investigated
by a competent and impartial commission ? Does
he think for one moment that by resorting to
bluff and bluster he can convince the public, that
he is all good and that Capt. Hanes is all bad?
If his dealings with the contractors of the Pacific
Great Eastern will stand the" light of day, why
has he shown so much determination to keep
them concealed? One would imagine that a
public man occupying the position of Premier of
this province would only be too ready and willing
to have all the acts of his government thoroughly investigated if they were as honest as
Premier Oliver delights in saying they have been.
In performing his duties as minister of railways we agree with the leader of the opposition
that we believe that personally the Premier has
been perfectly honest, but we do think he has
demonstrated that he is not capable of filling
properly so important a position. At all event;
his handling of the Pacific Great Eastern matter
has all the earmarks of incapability, and there is
probably no one who realizes this more than does
the Premier himself. In all likelihood it is the
fear of having his incapacity exposed which
causes llr. Oliver to display such an antipathy
to an investigation by a royal commission, and he
evidently lacks the courage to allow his handling
of the Pacific Great Eastern to be reviewed by
an impartial tribunal.
In view of all the circumstances it might not
be out of place to'ask "Who is tho coward?"
Unless the signs are misleading, there is coming in the near future a sharp conflict between
coal and oil for supremacy as the fuel to be used
for makiing steam- Not only docs this apply to
steamships, but it includes railways and other
large users of steam power, and it is quite probable that the^gutcome of the impsnding struggle
will settle the controversy for some considerable
time. In this'sfruggle communities which derive
their main support from the mining of coal will
be affected to a greater extent than will those
which have other industries upon which they can
rely, and Cumberland is one of those places which
depend almost entirely upon the production of
with him is the amount of necessities he can
purchase with the money he receives in exchange
for his labor. And the same thing applies to
those who are operators: the price of coal does
not enter into consideration, the main question
being whether, at the price charged, the operators can afford to continue in business. The price
of coal, however, has a marked effect when that
fuel has to enter into competition with oil or any
other article from which power can be extracted.
In order to bring down the price of coal the
start should not be made on the wages of the
miners, because this would very soon prove to
be a lamentable failure. It would no doubt have
the effect of lowering the price of coal, but it
-.vould also drive the miner out of the business
altogether, and he would soon be found engaged
in other occupations in which he could earn a
livelihood, and the mines would eventually have
to close down for want of workmen to produce
the coal. The first step which must be taken to
reduce the price of coal is to reduce the price of
everything which the workman has to purchase.
When this is done it will then be possible to seriously consider the question of lowering wages,
but not until then. And there is only one power
which can bring down the cost of necessities, and
that power is the government, which in reality
means the people.
We are of the opinion that just as serious a
crisis exists now as was the case when war was
declared, and we believe the government should
adopt the same measures to meet that crisis as
were adoptd when the enemy began to make inroads into the territor-y of the Allies and threatened to overwhelm them.  Let us make ourselves
plain:  When men were needed to do the fighting
and they were not forthcoming voluntarily, the
government conscripted   them   and compelled
them to fight for a certain stipulated sum. They
had no option in the matter.  We believe that the
same measures should now be adopted with those
who are responsible for the high prices of everything which now prevail.   The power that could
compel a man to go to the firing line and fight for
a dollar and ten cents a day can also compel the
farmer to till his land and grow wheat and other
commodities for a given price.   By this means
the reduction of prices would be commenced at
the proper place.   Not only do we believe that
this is the proper way to bring the cost of living
down to normal, but we are convinced that the
government made an awful blunder when it undertook to set the price of wheat   at a figure
which would induce the farmer to increase his
production.   What the government should have
done was to set the price of a bushel of wheat at
one dollar or thereabouts and then compelled the
farmers to produce.     Had this been done we
would not now be confronted with the problem of
bringing down the cost of living.   But just so
long as the price of wheat is maintained at its
present standard and the profiteers are allowed
■to exploit the public, just so long will it be impossible to appreciably reduce the cost of living.
When the price of the absolute necessities of
life is lowered   to the proper   level the cost of
everything else will come down to normal also,
and that includes the price of coal.  But until the
government takes a firm   stand   in controlling
prices there will be little hope of ameliorating
present conditions.  To our way of thinking there
is no other way out of the difficulty, because the
high cost of living has been the primary cause
for the increases which have   been granted in
wages to the workers, and the lowering of the
cost of living will also have the effect of bringing
down wages.    In other words the workman's
dollar will purchase for him as much of the necessities of life as he can now get for twice that
amount, and he will be content to work for considerably less than he now receives, and he will
be infinitely better off and much more contented.
In the attempt to bring down the price of coal
so that it will be able to compete with oil as a
fuel, the start must be made at the proper place,
and the government is the one which should do it.
Having failed to move the Senate with the big
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Page Five
Local Fire Fighters Cleaned Up All Competitors
at Alberni Six Years Ago, Winning the
Championship Challenge Trophy Which
They Have Succeeded in Retaining Ever
Since—Trophies They Won are on Display.
Cumberland Hose Team
kN DISPLAY this week in the Waverley Bar
lire some of the finest trophies held by any
'town in Western Canada. The fire fighters
of Cumberland were responsible for bringing
these trophies here. The trophies are the Vancouver Island Perpetual Challenge Cup for breaking hose; Silver Bugle for hub-to-hub race, and
several other prizes for individual work. All
credit is coming to Cumberland's fire laddies for
their ability and sportsmanship. The following
is an account from the Vancouver Daily Province
of the doings on September 9,1914. The trophies
will be on exhibition at the Firemen's Dance on
the 17th of March.
A great day at Alberni City was Wednesday, September
6,1914. The Volunteer Firemen's Association was formed
on the evening of September 8, about forty men being
present. All necessary officers were duly elected. Funds
were raised to start the new organization In a very
creditable manner. Wednesday dawned auspiciously, the "weather pmn"
being on his best behavior, and the course ln excellent shape, which is attested
by the fast time made.
Cumberland this year carried off the championship honors, and the Canadian Pipe Company's big cup, given as a perpetual trophy for Island teams.
Alberni City Hose Team crowded the winners closely in all cart contests, and
easily led ln the ladder climbing, and tug-of-war events. Three stop watches
agreed In each event on the programme, and there is no question ln regard to
the accuracy of the times stated.
Summary of events: governed by association rules.
Dry Test—Cumberland 40% seconds; Alberni 42% seconds.
Wet Test—Cumberland 39 seconds; Alberni 42% seconds.
Breaking Hose Line—Cumberland 1 mln. S sec; Alberni 1 mln. 14% sec.
Prize: Championship of Vancouver Island; pereptual Challenge Cup, presented by Canadian Pipe Co., Ltd., of Vancouver.
Hub and Hub—Cumberland 28% seconds; Alberni 28 3-5 seconds. Prize:
Silver Bugle, presented by the Gutta Percha and Rubber Company of Vancouver.
Ladder Climbing or Dummy-handling Contest—(1) Alf. Drinkwater of
Alberni team 27% seconds; (2)Joe Drinkwater of Alberni team 29 seconds.
(3) A. Thomson of Cumberland team 32% seconds. Prize: Cup presented by
Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company of Victoria.
Tug-ot-War—Full team of ten men on each side; won by Alberni in two
straight heats; first 45 seconds; second 32% seconds. Prize: Cup presented
by Dunlop Tire and Rubber Goods Co., ot Vancouver.
Swimming Contest—Won by F. Hurford, Cumberland; S. Heaslip, Alberni,
second.   Prize: Cup presented by Fire Chief Thos. Davis of Victoria.
220 Yards Dash—Won by J. Bannerman, Cumberland, 23 1-5 seconds;
second, F. Slaughter, Cumberland; third, J. W. Heaslip, Alberni. Prize cup
presented by A. G. McGregor. Canadian Pipe Company of Vancouver.
100 Yards Dash—Won by D. Bannerman, Cumberland, 10 4-5 seconds;
second, J. Bannerman, Cumberland; third, J. W. Heaslip, Alberni. Prize cup
presented by Mr. M. F. Hill of the Canadian Pipe Co., of Vancouver.
All the prizes were awarded in the evening at a smoker which was attended
by over a hundred invited guests, and the Alberni Volunteer Fire Department
proved themselves worthy hosts. Speeches, music and recitations, followed
by the National Anthem, ln which all joined heartily, concluded the convention
and tournament which was voted a complete success by the mayors of both
Alberni City and Cumberland, and all others present.
Left to right, standing—A. Thomson, A. Smith, D. Bannerman, W. Hayman, M. F. Hill, of Canadian Pipe
Co., Limited, Vancouver; F. Hurford, F. Slaughter, H. Conrod. Left to right, sitting on chairs—J. Cameron, C. Parnham, J. Banneramn, C. Grant,.   Trainers—R. Bryce, at left; A. Houston, at right.
Nanaimo Scribe Victim of Pipe Dream
Not Knowing What He Was Writing About He Jumps at Biassed
Conclusions and Succeeds in Exposing His Ignorance.
Dave Brown After Swanson's  Scalp
Nanaimo Marvel Willing to Put Up a Good Sum as a Wager That
He Can Throw the Cumberland Wrestler.
The red-headed demon, Dave Brown, the Nanaimo marvel,, is
out with a challenge to the old reliable Sinic Swanson. Two hundred and fifty dollars is the amount of money Dave's backers say
they are willing to cover on Dave's chances of victory. It looks
as if Sine is going to be a busy mah in the next couple of months.
Al. Hatch also wants a crack at Sine, and Sine says "Let 'em all
come."  It is hoped to land one of these bouts for Cumberland.
is becoming so valuable that it is fast approaching the point where it may be considered as a standard of value, and the discovery
of it will cause to
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The refereeing of Mr. Brown, last year's manager of the Cumberland football team enabled Cumberland to defeat Nanaimo United
yesterday in a McBride Shield game by a score of 3 goals to 1. Brown's
decisions were of the rankest kind his raw work taking the heart out
of the Nanaimo players who during the opening stages of the game
had it all over their opponents. Nanaimo registered the first goal
during the first ten minutes ot play. With Nanaimo in the lead,
Brown took a hand in the game with the result that Cumberland led at
half time by two goals to one, and added another in the second half
making the tinal 3 to 1. The game was played ln a downpour of rain,
the ball being slippery, resulting ln many mishaps. Ollerton, Husband, Hlnes and Leigh all played good games for United.
The above speaks for itself to Cumberland sportsmen. This
is the brand of ignorance and calumny that gets Cumberland a
bad name for winning a game with a referee's help. For the information of the Nanaimo Free Press, in which the above article
was printed, the Islander would point out to the Free Press that
Mr. J. L. Brown, who refereed the game last Sunday never had
anything to do with the management of the team last year. Mr.
Robert Brown, mine manager of No. 5 mine, was the manager of
Cumberland United Football Team. Mr- J. L. Brown of Bevan
was a delegate to the Upper Island League and the league appointed him to referee games on several occasions, which he did
travelling all the way from Cumberland to do so. Last Sunday
Mr. Jack Rogers of Ladysmith was to referee; he did not come.
Mr. Quinn travelled with the Nanaimo team to Cumberland; the
management of the two teams tossed up for referee between Mr.
Quinn and Mr. Brown, with the result that the latter was appointed. As Mr. Brown's record in the past has been one of fair dealing
and squareness, we fail to see why the Free Press should set up
such a howl about something of which it is clearly ignorant. Howls
like the report of the Free Press help foster ill-feeling, kill sport
and help to drive honest officials out of the game.
Rain Fell, But the Ground Was in Good Shape—
Referee J. L. Brown of Bevan Handled the
Game Well—Large Crowd Viewed the Contest—Nanaimo Only Scored Once While
Their Opponents Pierced Net Thrice.
Lambert and Dawson  to  Mix  Here
Lambert and Dawson have written the sporting editor of The
Islander that, they will appear here on the 10th of April. Jimmy
Clark and Harry Anderson are billed to appear here at the same
time and with this sterling bill, rounded out with local talent, the
promoters promise one large evening of continuous entertainment.
Outfought Johnny Dundee In Six Ont
of Ten Rounds.
Jersey. City, N.J., March 12.—Willh)
Jackson of New York outfought
Johnny Dundee of New York In an
eight-round bout last night with two
even. Jackson weighed 133 pounds
and Dundee 133. Dundee received considerable punishment in the final
Philadelphia, March 12.—Benny Val-
ger of New York defeated Jimmy Murphy ot Philadelphia in a six-round
bout here.
Milwaukee, Wis., March 12.—Plnkey
Mitchell, local lightweight, easily out-
boxed Barney Adair of New York, and
formerly champion of Ireland, in his
class, in a ten-round wind-up, sporting
writers agreed.
Hartford, Conn., March 12.—Jack
Britton, welterweight champion, won
newspaper decision over Dave Pal-
itz in this city in a ten-round bout.
Canadian Title at Stake In Match at
Vancouver on March 18.
Vancouver, March 12,—George
Walker, light heavyweight wrestling
champion of Canada, and Charlie 01-
sen of Chicago, light heavyweight
champion ot Sweden, will come together at the Dominion Hall in this
city on Thursday evening, March 18.
Arrangements for the staging of the
bout are now well under way. The bout
wlll be for the light heavyweight
championship of Canada, catch-as-
catch-cau style, the best two out of
three falls. There will be no draw, the
match going to a finish.  -
Walker's ability ls well known to
wrestling fans. Olson will be here tomorrow to complete his training. Besides the main event there will be two
English Cup Seml-Ilnals March 27.
London, March 12.—The draw for
the English Cup semi-Anal is: Huddersfleld vs. Bristol City at Chelsea;
Chelsea vo. ABton Villa at Bramwell
Lane, Sheffield. The games will be
played March 27.
ESPITE the bad weather of last Sunday,
one of the largest crowds was on hand to
see the opening game of the McBride Shield
Series, that has been on the grounds since Calgary played here. Nanaimo has been building
up a very strong team with the aid of a professional coach from the Old Country. They were
strong for about twenty-five minutes of the first
half while kicking down hill, but the Cumberland
boys appeared to be in better shape and could
not be kept oat of Nanaimo's goal.
Nanaimo had a hard time picking their team,
they had so many players to choose from that
they had to bring fifteen players to Cumberland,
and the team was not picked until they arrived tn Cumberland on Sunday morning. It Is very hard to chOoso out
any particular stars In the Cumberland aggregation, but
special mention must be made ot Bobble Brown; all
credit Is due to this busky halfback for his showing last
Sunday. Bobbie was there all the time and played the best game he has played
this season. Harrison at outside left also got into the limelight with one ot
his dazzling shots from the angle of the penalty box. Ollie can sure shoot
them. The three inside men played well together, Conti, Brown and Boothman,
Conti netting his usual tally. Bannerman on the right wing was not fed
enough but he managed to-slip one through while Salty was disentangling
himself from the ball and the ground.   The defence cannot be beat.
Nanaimo's famous goal getter on the right wing, Husband, was up against
that peerless duet, Sullivan and Wilkinson, results nil for Husband. Tom
Jackson on centre half seemed to be in his glory the way he went around the
Nanaimo men-mountains was a treat to watch. Ollerton could not solve
Tommy at all and the once that he got away Smith and Wilkinson Just edged
him over the line. Smith played a nice game; his kicking and tackling were
very good and a little more playing'with Wilkinson will Improve both their
games. Wilkinson himself was the same old stone wall; his kicking amazed
some of the Nanaimo boys who had not seen him in action before. Wilkinson's
play needs no comment at home.
Jock Clark was his usual self handling them all but one; the ball was wet
and greasy, -which is quite a handicap to a goalkeeper, but Jock glommed
them all after the first one.
Big Tom Leigh, Hinds, Ollerton and Taylor were the pick ot the Nanaimo
bunch. Ollerton is a dangerous nippy player, in front of goal, and Leigh at
centre halt played a strenuous game, too much In the first half as he was all
ln in'the second half.
Cumberland's team certainly looked like all stars, aud every man on tho
eleven worked his best on Sunday, outweighed four or rive hundred pounds
against the heaviest and most aggressive team they will meet in the scries.
They did wonders and if held together and given a good training before the
next game they are sure to be the McBride Shield winners.
Mr. James L. Brown of Bevan handled the game to everybody's satisfaction,
only getting the usual jabs from the usual sore heads, Pete Shearer and
A. Gavin were the linesmen.
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Cumberland, B.C. Page Six-
March 13, 1920.
Land Settlement Board Has Cost the Province a Huge Sum, But
Very Few Settlers Are Taking Up Holdings—Lack of Foresight on the Part of Those Responsible for Selecting Areaa
Has Cost the Country Dearly—Friction Between Land Settlement Board and the Department of Lands.
(Special  Correspondence.)
Victoria!,  March    12.—Businesslike
methods are no feature of the operations of the Land Settlement Board If
Information which the opposition has
pried rrom the government during the
«cel<  Is any criterion. Perhaps then*
in n reason for the lack of this essential in. view of the recent happenings
which have culminated in the roslgna-
1  'I   II. Nelems, chairman of the
I, „  resignation  the direct out-
.   of the   dissatisfaction   existing
ing members of the board on ac-
counl   of hi-' autocratic methods and
the pulling at  cross purposes among
tli.- members themselves,    conditions
nol making for harmony or satisfactory   results  from  the  public  stand-
point. As yet no successor to Nelems
has been  named.  Rumor lias It that
there is some active wire-pulling be-
Ing done by party supporters to land
the job, which carries with It a salary
ot* $3300 per year and expenses.
It   cost the public of the province
last year $41,660 to maintain the board
.' going concern.     Directors drew
d   vn $13,200 in salaries and $0646 in
. ... nses.      Salaries of staff totalled
:i and staff expenses $1665.
While the board has been locating
i eltlement areas all over the province
eleven in all with a total acreage of
120,000 acres, of which three, those at
T Ik*, a, Vandcrhoof and Marten Lake
irlslng 66.000    acres,   have been
settlement, there have to
■c ti tly sixty-seven settlers
-   ' i ' thi  laud, according to infor-
u    applied by Hon. E. D. Barrow,
ni ter ot agriculture*.     In addition
tlier*  are four development areas as
follows:    Courtenay,   14,000,   costing
(67,263; Creston, 7000 acres, $84,848;
K ilowua. 400 acres, $34,543, and Fer-
Ic,  1500 acres, the cost of which is
i   i stated.
But while the public has been called
upon to pay -ome $41,000 odd for ad-
mlnlstrattve outlays for the above
results, the board apparently
.. . ttically neglected the great work
ol . isistlng agricultural development
iii rough making agricultural loans to
the farmers. Loans to farmers last
year aggregated $110,255, 100 appli-
■. tions having    been    received,  but
many of them refused. But what action
v.a.i taken in that respect did not
overlook good Liberal friends of the
administration. There is at least one
i iilividunl whose dealings with the
l.nnd Settlement Board have been
eminently satisfactory to himself. One
Thomas Morrison, erstwhile president
the Kelowna Liberal Association.
the snme individual who secured thai
SD.nOU rake-olT on tlie purchase by the
y the board of the Christian ranch at
Kelowna. a transaction which cost Mr.
Dellart, member of the board, his position, has been favored with a $10,00
lean by the board on tlie security of
property In Lot 1040 Kamloops division.
Confirmation of the well-grounded
belief that there has been decided
friction Between the Land Settlement
'loard and the department of lands
n respect of the jurisdiction in the
natter of land settlement and development, was forthcoming in tlie course
if the House debate upon the Soldiers'
L,and Act, one designed to increase tiie
$500,000 provided last year to acquire
and develop lands for soldier settlement, to one million. This act is being
administered by the department of
lands, the while the soldier settlement
ichemes ot Courtenay, Creston and
elsewhere are being carried on under
the direction of tlie Land Settlement
Board. The department of lands has
already spent some $550,000 on the
South Okanagan scheme wliieh will,
the minister of lands stated, cost "probably another million or two" before
it is finished.
Under the fire of opposition critics
it was disclosed that there is no really
definite policy being pursued for cooperation between the two departments. Hon. Mr. Pattulo stated the
arrangement so far has been that the
Board, when It acquired lands ln the
dry belt, had the land department
water experts Investigate irrigation
problems. The opposition promptly
queried why, if such were the case,
had not this expert investigation been
secured, one where, it afterwards de-
made before the Creston area was
veloped, water rights were already held
In other hands and to secure another
source of supply would Involve heavy
additional expenditures.
(Continued from Page Three.)
uitously, only his actual travelling
and other expenses being given him.
The opposition has been directing considerable attention to Or. Baker and
their criticisms of tlie administration
of thc game department has been
pointed, to say the least, criticisms
which have found approval from the
government side, .
The attorney-general asserted the
game administration, one for which he
is responsible, as the department
comes under his jurisdiction, has never
I ecu more perfect, the change from
the old system of game wardens to
that placing the enforcement of the
regulations under the provincial police
having resulted, he claimed, in more
efficiency at a reduction In cost. He
pictures the chairman of the hoard as
a man whose interest in the conservation of game was dictated by the side
desire In In* Of public service. Opposition critics have been unkind
enough to suggest that a motor car.
trips and exceptional opportunities
afforded hy the position to indulge In
bis bobby of hunting, were more
potent Influences Inducing the doctor
to accept ihe office without remuneration.
The attorney-general's defense of
Dr. Hakcr was inspired lo a great extent hy (he fact that when the bill to
amend the tinme Art was In Its committee-stage It is still there -marked
evidence of the disapprobation of
members on the government side with
sonic of tlie proposed changes In the
existing regulations was shown, especially to the change made whereby
the old system of game wardens was
eliminated, Ihe claim being made that
only by such a system of employing
men of peculiar knowledge In the subject collld tbe best results he secured
nnd a valuable asset preserved and
But the attorney-general's eulogy of
the chairman of the Game Conservation "Board may have had another
purpose. At his Invitation members'
Of the House were this week entertained with a series ot moving pictures
of game life. Ho stated he desired
them all to see the views as he had In
mind bringing down certain legislation, the intent of which the members
would better appreciate after viewing
the pictures. He did not take the
members further into his confidence
but, rumor has It, this legislation will
provide for sending Dr. Baker to
England with the movies as a sort of
publicity propaganda.
If the argument advanced by Attorney-General Farris, when moving a
six months' hoist for the bill brought
In hy .Major Burde, soldier member for
Alberni, to regulate the hours of labor
in the sawmills of the province, ls any
definite pronouncement of government
policy, then no further labor legislation may be expected from the present
administration'until a programme of
labor legislation is decided upon by
the Dominion and provinces to permit
of uniformity of such laws throughout
the Dominion, The attorney-general
argued that in view of the terms of
the peace treaty, to which Canada is a
party, of tlie recommendations of the
Washington International Labor Conference, and those of the Inter-provin-
clal conference recently held at Ottawa, no provincial measures should lie
enacted until tlie wider programme Is
decided upon.
.1. li. Hawthornthwaite, socialist
member for Newcastle, strongly f>p-
posed uny such policy claiming Hritlsh
Columbia has already led in legislation
reducing the hours of labor and whatever might be the outcome of the
wider programme, present day needs
required changes, lie pointed to the
Workmen's Compensation Act, the
eight hour day from bank to bank in
the coal mines, laws passed by the
former government, as striking examples of advanced and needed legislation.
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Borrowings of Previous Administrations Pale Into Insignificance
in Comparison With the Record of the Present Liberal Gov-
ernment at Victoria—Net Bonded Indebtedness of Province
Increased by Over Four Millions—Pacific Great Eastern to
Be Extended to Prince Rupert This Year, It Is Said.
(Special Correspondence.)
Victoria, March 12.—Twenty-three millions in a trifle over
three years is a borrowing record before which all previous borrowings by all previous administrations in the province combined
pale into insignificance. Yet the present Liberal administration,
by the time the two bills brought down in the legislature on Friday
are approved, bills which at one fell swoop provide for further
provincial loans to secure a net $8,000,000 on the P.GiE. railway
account, will have accomplished that financial feat. To be exact,
the aggregate borrowings by the government will total $22,570,-
000, but in these days of stretching the credit of the province
wholesale a few hundreds of thousands do not cut much figure.
This total exceeds by just about an even four millions the total
provincial net bonded indebtedness when the recent administration
took office in November, 1916. And the end is not yet. There
must be further borrowings for such government purposes as land
settlement, etc., which may not be provided for immediately by
flotations, but will be provided for by loans from the bank for
short terms. Inevitably, however, the bank loans must be taken
up and further bond issues floated.
Of the $8,000,000 to be borrowed, four millions will be devoted
to carrying on construction of the P.G.E. railway line into Prince
Rupert this year and for securing additional equipment: the
$4,800,000 is to take up the promissory note given by the company,
following the action of the government under the PG.E. settlement
arrangement last year, and in arrangement with the Canadian
Bank of Commerce,-advancing that amount to the Union Bank
of Canada, thus retiring the loan made by the former P.G.E.
interests with the latter bank, one secured by railway stock of a
par value of approximately $6,000,000 beinfc put up. The loans
will be made at a rate not exceeding 6 per cent, repayable not later
than June 30, 1945, and the money will be loaned to the railway
at a like rate, security in the shape of a mortgage upon the entire
assets and undertaking of the railway, being taken.
still one of the wonders of the north.
Orace," for which fault its last abbot,
paid with his life at Tyburn.
There has not been for 300 years a
time when Fountains' Abbey did not
draw men from all parts of the land
to gaze on its amazing loveliness and
fairy-like scenery. But the kind and
loving are of the De Grays at Studley
Royal, during the past century, have
made Fountains' more famous than
Who shall even try to describe the
beauty of Fountains'; the view of it
from Anne Boleyn's Seat, the Grecian
temples and porticos which peep out so
charmingly; the wonders of stone, of
ivy, of flowers, of turf, of tower, of
wall, of river, of vale and tree? Who
shall tell you drowsily amid this dream
of Robin Hood; of the Curtail Friar;
Movie Censor
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Government Official Takes  In
Sights at the Public
The Abbeys
of Yorkshire
No Less Than Twenty-five of
These Famous Old, Buildings
Found Within Borders
of the County.
When it comes to selecting the re-
glon.of abbeys and priories in England
there is but one county to think of.
That county is Yorkshire, which has
no less than twenty-five famous abbeys
and priories within its boundaries,
several of them renowned all over the
world as being the finest and most
beautiful ruins and. scenes one can
possibly expect to view ln this connection.
Twenty-five, at least, of these beauty
spots, the ancient founders of religious houses selected ln Yorkshire centuries ago. Ot course not all those
twenty-five, in their ruins and environment, are so amusingly beautiful
and picturesque today. Kirkstall
Abbey, charming as It still appears ln
certain ways, is too much overshadowed by the smoke of Leeds and the
murky, evil-smellllng water of the
Aire. But when the old monks first
came to this abbey, the vale wh.re it
rested was almost surely as delightful
as Fountains' wondrous scene is today. However, most of the Yorkshire
abbeys even yet retain their pristine
delightful surroundings, their fairylike loveliness, and have thus won a
world-wide renown, and are visited
by tens of thousands of folk from every
quarter of the globe year by year.
Moreover, not only are these Yorkshire abbeys famous for their scenery,
but a large number of them have
splendid historic associations, whilst
others have literary ones equally notable. Then, again, the numerous times
they have figured In celebrated paintings by great masters, in glorious
pageants of olden and modern days, in
striking photographs, pictures, poems,
and stories, have made them known
far and near to millions ot people, at
least hy name and repute.
You have only to think of Bolton
Abbey; Fountains' Abbey, at Ripon,
Selby Abbey; Rievaplx Abbey; Jer-
vaux Abbey; Whitby Abbey; with
Bridlington Priory; Coverham Priory;
and York Priory, to understand what
a glorious record belongs to these ancient fanes throughout the great
county In the North of England. Think
of the occasiqns when they have figured ln our country's annals; of the
high places they hold in its literature,
ot the wonderful paintings they make
ln our picture galleries; of the historic
men and women who have trodden
them In history's pages! '
There ls certainly not a town—indeed, hardly a village—of any sort in
the British Empire    but    can boast
somewhere a replica of ihe the great
J. M. Turner's "Bolton Abbey in the
Olden Time"; whilst in more than one
noted poem by Wordsworth you will
find this same abbey described and
figuring, with the mysterious Strld and
the delightful Wharfe rumbling or
roaring through the verses. Bolton
Abbey'Is splendid, yet perhaps not
even the most splendid ot these White
Rone wonders of the kind.
There stand on thc high cliff today
the last walls of that weather-worn
secred shrine which has defied the
storms and winds (on one of the worst
cliffs in Britain for such things) during the passing of close on fifteen centuries! The Abbess Hilda's renown
alone is sufficient to have made the
fame and fortune of Whitby! We talk
about "women sitting In Parliament"
today as if this were a new item in
Britain's history! Why, Hilda was
specially called to Parliament, on account of her wonderful wisdom In
counsel, as long ago as 8^0!
It ls doubtful, then, whether the
palm for supremacy, amongst these
immortal Yorkshire abbeys ought to
be awarded to Whitby, to Bolton, or to
Fountains, though there are not wanting enthusiasts who would speak of
Selby, Jervaux and even of Kirkstall
in this connection—worshippers who
would overlook thc clouds of the twentieth century, and see only the lovely
summers of the fourteenth round the
Ivy-clad stones of the old abbey beside
the Aire.
What of Selby's glorious fane, with
its immense length and fine stained-
glass windows? Here Henry I. was
born; here was the great market for
all the east part of Yorkshire. Here,
by the side of this old abbey, along
the length of the brown Ouse, came
merchants and travellers, wending
their way over the "Great North Road"
(rom London to Edinburgh, via York.
Here pilgrims wandered to kneel at
Selby's altar; highwaymen, as hi the
case of Dick Turpln, dashed handlong
over the abbey's stones In full flight;
Kings came to pray, and to thank God
.'or success In battle.
Aud what of Jervaux (pronounced
'Jarvls") Abbey, ln lovely Wensley-
dale? Think of the part it has played
In history and literature. It figured
largely In the famous "Pilgrimage of
of Thurstun, Archbishop of York; of
John De Cauda, Bishop of Ely; of the
great St. Bernard of Fontaine, after
whom the abbey was named; of the
Lords and fights of Craven; of the
origir.a", seven yews, two remaining,
each over 1200 years old; of Chancellor Alslabie's tower, with Its marvellous view over the whole of the great
plain of York? '
Again, can't you imagine Robert
Southey wandering delightedly In his
own day around the ruins of Kirkstall
Abbey? Kirkstall must truly have been
lovely in those days! When the great
Cranmer received this abbey as a gift
from King Henry VIII., at the dissolution of the monasteries ln 1510, it was
(Special Correspondence)
Victoria, March 12.—While the public
accounts committee has not yet really
got down to business, having so far
held but two meetings, the first of
which was for purely organization
purposes, some interesting details of
financial disbursements by officials ot
the government have been obtained.
For Instance, Civil Service Commissioner Mclnnes, on a $4000 a year salary, has been charging up $7.25 on
week-end trips to Vancouver, ostensibly ou "inspection work." Until
recently his family continued to reside
in Vancouver, where he was formerly
prominent in the local Liberal party
To Mr. Bowser, the comptroller-general admitted he did not consider these
vouchers should properly be charged
to the provincial treasury, but the
provincial secretary, it appears, considered they should be paid. It is
significant that when the commissioner
recently brought ills' family to Victoria
to reside, these week-end trips ceased.
The vouchers he was accustomed to
put in were supposed to be based upon
a special rate for accommodation at
the Vancouver Hotel. Mr. Bowser
suggested the commissioner stayed
with his family when in that city
The public purse has also beeu
drawn upon by Walter Hepburn, chief
censor of moving pictures, to pay the
expenses of a trip to Sunny California,
ln the course of which he made a side
trip to Universal City, the home of
the movie industry. Ostensibly, Hepburn's trip was in connection with his
duties as movie censor in British Columbia. He was after new ideas. The
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very expensive one, it cost some $80
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March 13, 1920.
Looking After
Their Friends
Government at Victoria Place
Party Heelers Before Returned Soldiers.
(Special  Correspondence.)
Victoria, March 12.—Opposition curl
osity concerning the doings of the
present Liberal administration continues unabated and some interesting
information is being secured in answer to questions asked. The fact that
a man ls a relative of a member ot the
cabinet Is no bar to his being given a
nice position in the public service
tliejo days. There wus a time when
such u tiling was frowned down upol
by Liberals—when they were In oppo
sttlon. But limes have changed and.
well, other times, other methods.
,1. L, Watson, brother-in-law of Hon
J. I). MacLean, minister of education,
has been safely ensconced in the posl-
tlun of head of the free text book
branch of that department at a salary
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answer to questions by Mr. Pooley,
Conservative, Esquimau, why some
one in tlie service had not been promoted, Dr. MacLean admitted that his
relative was "the best man available
for the position."
Samuel Weaver, a relative of the
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limelight. Last year he made application for a grant to certain tidefiats in
Mud Bay, where he is living. His and
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lands stated. Weaver is the same individual who, in 1917, was hired at a
substantial dally wage to watch P. G.
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that company's books then held in the
custody of the government. It was
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permitting Weaver to add to his intellectual equipment through the medium of the provincial library, the
while he sat and guarded the P.G.E
documents. It was of Weaver, in respect of whom Hon. John Hart, replying to opposition questions suggesting that a returned soldier, preferably a disabled one, might well have
been given the work, made the maladroit reply: "It was necessary to employ some one who was trustworthy,"
a reply which created a bitter feeling
among the returned soldiers.
it has remained for Hon. T. D. Pat-
tullo to add to the gaiety of the House
by pulling a brand new one In the way
of a camouflage answer. "Civilian
duty" Is his reply to opposition questions in regard to the war service, if
any, of C. B. Peterson, assistant to
the minister of lands, and William
Turnbull, recently appointed lumber
commissioner. Both these individuals
have made rapid progress in the public
service. Both came from Prince Rupert, the minister's constituency, and
both wre ardent political supporters
of Hon. Mr. Pattullo, who has a faculty
of looking after his friends. In two
years their salaries have been jumped
from 1150 to $350 per month, the
while old-time civil servants, with
long and meritorious service in the
public interest, have received no consideration.
Operetta Caste
Is a Good One
Entertainment by Talented Chil
dren Gives Promise of Being
a Complete Success-
it close attention to their work and
constant practice counts for anything, the operetta which is to be
jiven In the Ilo-llo Theatre on the
.venlng of Wednesday, April 5
ihould be a splendid success. Tht
hlldren taking part are pupils ol
Wrs. Oliver and Miss Qeoghcgen, anil
hey comprise the most talented youth-
ill performers In the city. Both tin
,:dy tutors are enthusiastic over theli
.j.iplls and they feel assured of proving the treat of the season. Througl
he courtesy of Mrs. Oliver, The Islan-
or is enabled to publish the com-
j.'ete caste of "A Day In Flowerdom,'
•companied by a synopsis, which
,111 be found below:
apa Jacque Rose, .Mayor of ftose Arbor, L. Dallos.
ilama    Jacque    Rose,    his  wife,  E
-Ing Rose   and White   Rose,   their
daughters, J. Stevenson, A. Dallos
lora, Queen of Flowedrom, M. Mordy
.file Llnnette, prima donna, V. Campbell,
.lias Moss Rose, a spinster, E. Hood
Has Poppy, Miss Lily and Miss Bluebell buds of Rose Arbor, P. Richardson, C. MacKinnon, D. Stanford,
.lr.    Sunflower,    a gay bachelor,  D
Ir. Pansy, master of ceremonies, E
Ipenlng Chorus, "June is Here."
Conceited Frog," Papa Jaque, Mania
Jacque and chorus.
'Singing Birds," duet, Pink and White
Fuzzy Caterpillar," Moss Rose and
All  Hail    to Our    Floral    Queen,'
Queen's Reception March."
Flora, Our Queen," all,
'Emblem of Truth," Mile. Llnnette.
*iword Dance, M. Mclntyre.
'Bubbles," chorus.
Minuet, J. MacNaughton    and Helen
Song of the Daisies, M. Taylor, J. MacNaughton, M. Jones, M. Adamson, 1).
Rohan, C. Harrison, M. Richardson.
L. Banks. .,
Highland Fling, M. Mclntyre and J.
"Weeds," V. Aspesy, F. Richardson,
M. Oliver, E. McLennan, C. Demonte,
D. Boffy.
'Till We Meet Again," chorus.
Butterfly Dance, M. Bunbury,
Recitation—V. Aspesy.
Hornpipe Dance, M. Mclntyre.
The   Moon's   Lullaby,"   Queen   and
"Good Night," chorus.
Tableau Finale, "Britannia   and Her
AT THE CITY lill'ltt HES.
Holy Trinity Anglican—11 a.m.,
Denman Island; 3:30 p.m., Royston
School; 7 p.m., Cumberland. Sunday,
March 15, will be observed as a special
thanksgiving day in all Anglican
Bhurches In Canada for the wonderful
financial results ill the recent "Far-
ward Movement" drive. The amount
promised on Vancouver Island has
now passed the $110,000 mark, aud for
Cumberland district $1060.
St. George's Presbyterian—The regular weekly services will be held tomorrow ul the usuul hours.
Grace Methodist—Services will be
conducted at the usual hours tomorrow.
Itcmembered by Friends.
The Pythian Sisters gave a surprise
party at the home of Mrs. J. Thomson
ast Friday night In honor of Miss
Mary Walker prior to her leaving for
Vancouver, where she has since been
married to Mr. J. Derbyshire. A very
:>lensant evening was spent, during the
•tourse of which Miss Walker was presented witli a beautiful cm glass milk
.ind sugar set, and the Pythian Sistei-x
all join in wishing Miss Walker the
-est of good wishes in her matrimonial
Shamrock Tea.
The Ladies' Aid of St. George's
•resliyterian Church will give a shuin-
ock tea on Wednesday next, March
lj when their friends will be treated
to something new lu this line of en-
ertnlnmcnt.   Tickets are 25o.
The Bright and Tuneful Operetta
UA Day in Flowerdom"
Will be given by forty local children on the
evening of
Proceeds in aid of the Church of England Hall.
Admission 50c; Reserved Seats 75c.
Dance Held After Performance
Gentlemen 75c, Ladies 50c.
Cumberland Friends Show mEstee for
Mr. and Sirs; Williams.'
Mr. and Mrs. Williams, the latter of
.vhoni was Miss Somerville before
marriage, the announcement of whoso
.vedding appeared in last week's issue,
were given tangible proof of their
popularity in the community by the
large number of beautiful presents
which they received from their vari-
jus-friends, a list of which follows:
Mr. and .Mrs. James Walker, cheque;
David Somerville, cabinet of William
Rogers' cutlery; Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Somerville, pyrex oven ware dish in
iilver stand; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Bonnet, cut glass fruit howl; Mrs.
ieorge Robertson, china fruit set;
diss Joslc Bolanyea and Miss Hazel
White, cut kIuss fruit und berry bowls;
.'nniox Aclre of Eagles, cabinet of
.Vllllani Rogers' cutlery; the Woman's
Jonellt Association, cut glass water
;et and tray; their uncle, Sam Wil-
itims, nlnety-flve-plece dinner set; Mr.
ind Mrs. Hugh McKlilnon, fruit stand;
jlmon Leiser — Co., embroidered bed
■pread; Mr. and Mrs. Sweeney, em-
iroldered pillow cases; Miss Baird,
.lapklns; Mr. and Mrs. S. Lawrence,
.able cover; Mr. and .Mrs. M. Williams,
theets and pillow cases; Mr. and Mrs.
ioe Aspesi, sheets; Miss Vivian Aspcsi,
:owels; Mr. and Mrs. T. Williams, tea
iet; R. Williamson and family, auto
rug; Mr. and Mrs. Sum Williams, floor
rug; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Robertson,
lloor rug; Miss Phylts Boothman,
aocoa jug; Mr. Sam Boothman, biscuit
jar; Mr, and Mrs. J. D. Somerville,
tapestry curtains; Alex., Mabel and
■lean Somerville, tray; Mr. and Mrs.
Donelly, aluminum cooking pot; Mr.
and Mrs. R. Herd, table and bureau
covers; Mrs. Jean Hatfield, table
cover; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Robertson,
floor rug; Mr. and Mrs. R. Walker,
towels and table cover; First Aid
Comrades, eight-day clock; Mr. and
.Mrs. J. W. Carthew, Powell River,
pyrex oven ware dish in silver stand;
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rickson, cut
glass cream jug and sugar bowl.
hatching after .March 25; bred from
splendid laying strain of two-ear-old
hens and selected vigorous cockrels.
Setting $1.50, per 100 $9.00. B. Tow-
ler, Courtenay, B.C.
with three-room dwelling, barn,
garage and other buildings; one and
a half miles from Cumberland.
Price reasonable. Apply A. R. Wesley, Cumberland, B.C.
. ham street, Sacriston, Durham, England, would like to know whereabouts of Miss Burn, last heard tell
of in Cumberland. Address Thomas
Tuck, Box 39, Cumberland.
Ensj* terms. Apply T. E. Bate.
The public are respectfully requested to refrain from planting brom trees
on their plots in the cemetery. The
■room spreads so rapidly that it be-
-omes disagreeable and a nuisance in
Hie cemetery grounds.
Blackstone Hotel, formerly the
Crescent. Remodelled and newly furnished; under new management;
first-class cafe in connection. H.
Stoyker, Manager.
Easy terms, Apply T. E. Hate.
laundry tor Cumberland liurbei
Wm. Douglas
Hay, Grain and
Mill Feed
Also Baby Chick Feed and All
Kinds of Poultry Supplies.
Shoe Repairer, Dunsmuir Avenue
I wish to inform the public that I
am now In a position to repair by
Look like new, but wear longer.
A trial will convince.
Robber Heels While You Walt.
S, DAVIS,     •     ■     Cumberland, B.C.
At Special Prices at
The Big Store
\OU WILL FIND OUR STOCK of Groceries fresh and up to the minute.
You will find our service right, and if you can suggest how we can
improve our service we will appreciate your suggestion, as we are here
at your service.
Quaker Pork and Beans 10c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans,
large 30c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans 20c
or 3 for 50c
Rotary Fresh Ground Coffee,
per lb. 70c
Empress Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb 80c
Special Bulk Tea, per lb 65c
May Bloom Tea, per lb 75c
Quaker Tomatoes, large, special, per tin 20c
Royal City Tomatoes, large,
special, per tin 20c
Pacific Milk 15c
or 7 for $1.00
Lilly Brand Chicken Haddie 35c
Save Sugar by buying   Libby's
Apple Butter.
In tins, ls 25c
In tins, 2i/jS for 50c
Grapelade, made from the famous Concord Grapes.
7s Whole Wheat Flour 60c
49s Whole Wheat Flour .... $3.40
7s Graham Flour 60c
49s Graham Flour $3.40
Sunkist Navel Oranges, the best.
Per doz 50s, 60c and 75c
Try them.
Sunkist Lemons, per doz 60c
Sunkist Grape Fruit, each .... 10c
For Good Dependable Groceries
Phone 38.
Simon Leiser & Co.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage   .
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our fPickled 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
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, et?.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No, 0-117*;
Fire, Life, and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes,! Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
HONO CHONO & CO.. Bevan.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
Practical Electrician.
Wiring etc.
All Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
Phone 63.
Sandy Chapman
Car for Hire
Night and  Day
Prompt Service and Careful Delivery.
Charges Moderate.
by selecting the shells that
hunters from coast to coast
have proved dependable
under all conditions.
Shotgun Shells
are a double assurance of
success for the man who
prefers ballistite powder.
Wc also carry a full line of
Canuck and Soverelftn Shotgun Shell* and Dominion
Metallic   Cartrtdftf* — each
backed by tbe big "D" trar" >.
633 Hastings St., W., Corner ot
Granville.     VANCOUVER, B.C.
Phone 116
WM.MERKIFIELD,   Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave..      Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 104988
Stile of Work
Wednesday, March 24.
School Boom, Methodist Church.


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