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CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
With which la consolidated the   Cumberland News.
FORTY-FIRST YEAR—NO. 28
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1922
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:   TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
Baseball With
The Intermediates
(Contributed)
Three more games were played recently in the intermediate league,
which is now half over. On Friday
last, the Bevan lads travelled to
Union Bay and lost a tight ball game
by the score ot 3-2. However, on the
Sunday tbe same teams locked horns
at Bevan, when the Bay lost an exciting ball game 7-6. Aitken pitched
for Bevan and Dangerfield tor Union
Bay ln both games.
Later the same day the hard-hitting Japs gave the Cumberland boys
a rude jolt when they won the second
game of the series 7-3, the same score
as on the previous Sunday. The
league standing to date with half the
games played Is as follows:
P. W. T    PC.
Japanese 	
Cumberland 	
Bevan 	
Union Bay 	
The tied game with Union Bay and
the Japanese was ordered to be
played over again at a ruling of the
league Sunday evening.
$1,564.50 Coming
To Cumberland
Some day this week Cumberland
should receive a check from tbe Provincial Government for the sum of
$1,564.50 as her share of the undivided profits from the sale of liquor
under Government control.
Hon. John Hart, minister of finance,
who for several months has been busy
with the department officials working
nut the details ot distribution of pro-
llts, stated that the profits from September 30 to March 31 had been
$1,231,3115 and the profits up to that
time were $541,606, a total of $1,772,-
971.
Tbe population of British Columbia
is officially given as 524,582, and the
Cumberland In Extreme
Danger From Bush Fires
Bush fires originated at half past
two on Thursday afternoon, on tbe
north side of number one Japanese
town, about a mile from the City ol
Cumberland. A strong south westerly wind was blowing causing tbe lire
to travel at an Immense rapidity towards number live mine ot the Cana-'
dian Collieries. Tromendous volumes j what may happen
of black smoke passed over the west-
em limits of the City' of Cumberland
at four-thirty and citizens became
alarmed, as, should the wind change
Cumberland was doomed.
The   Canadian   Collieries    placed
every available man lighting fire be
His loss Is estimated at $2,500.
Cumberland stood watch all night
aiul this morning employees ure erecting a temporary electric lino to Comox Lake. Number lour mine will
work tomorrow. All danger is seemingly post, but should tbe wind rise
it is difficult to give any forecast ot
population of the munlcapillties shar- "lwee» tlle mines °f 1,umbcr four' flve
4 .—.860
4 :—.666
2 4—.1
1 5—.200
Japanese 7, Cumberland 8
The Japanese climbed into the
league leadership on Sunday when
they defeated the local boys 7-3. Hojo
pitched superior ball for the Japanese; Hunden pitching for Cumberland
was wild at times and contributed
two costly errors, which meant as
.many runs. The Japanese made
$sWble the errors, but were mainly
confined to fielders' bungles with no
men on bases. Both teams put up an
excellent exhibition.
It was surprising to note at the
last game the number of people present who did everything but boost the
local lads.
The Box Score
Japanese AB. R. H.
Ing in the liquor profits Is 396,541, so
that with $600,000 going to the muni
clpalltles the distribution works out
at almost exactly $1.60 per capita,
Cumberland's official population
has been placed as 1,043, and allowing
$1.50 for each person Cumberland's
share is $1,564.50
TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The tournament promoted by the
Cumberland Tennis Club commences
on July 19, entries tor which will be
received up to and including July 15,
First class prizes will be offered for
competition, and cups for winners of
ladies' and gents' singles.
The Tournament will be In charge
of the following committee: G. A. Tarbell, A. R. Stacey, J. Walton, J. E.
Splcer, Mrs. G. W. Clinton, Mrs. W.
A. Owen, and Mrs. Thos. Scott.
It Is hoped that a district tournament can be arranged for a later
date, when entries will be invited
from the whole Comox district.
Kajlyama, lb .
Tanaka, 2b 	
Doi, 3b	
Hojo, p 	
Togo, c 	
Suyama, rf 	
Toshio, ss   4
Hayshi, cf B
Kltasakl, If   2
A. E.
0
0
Totals
Cumberland
Robertson, ss
Miller, 3b 	
32
AB.
.... 5
  5
7 12 27
R. H. P.
Hunden, p  5
Farmer, lb 	
Richards, c ....
Bennie, cf 	
Little, rf 	
Somervllle, It
Mitchell, 2b ....
Totals 39   3   9 24 12   4
Summary—Two- base hits, Tanaka,
Togo and Hayshi; throe-base hits,
Farmer, Little, Mitchell and Hayshi;
stolen bases, Richards and Somervllle; double plays, Hunden to Farmer; struck out by Hunden 10, by Hojo
11; base on balls, off Hunden 2; hit
by pitcher, Hunden 5; left on bases,
Cumberland 9, Japanese 6.
Umpire—Harry Farmer.
TRENT ROAll GIRLS'
<, SEWING CLUB BAZAAR
On Wednesday, July 19, a bazaar,
under the auspices of the above club,
will be held at the home of Mrs. Sam
Jones, Trent Road, commencing at
3 p.m. Sewing and fancy work will
be for sale, Ice cream, candy and fish
pond for the children. Afternoon tea
will also be served. For.the convenience of the people of Cumberland, a
truck Will leave the Post Office at 4.15
p.m. Ploase make a note of the day
and date, Wednesday, July 19.
GOVERNMENT TELEGRAPH
OFFICE HOURS CHANGED
The Government telegraph office Is
now working under the daylight sav-
■ ing time, which went into effect iu
all Dominion Government telegraph
offices a few days ago. The local office will now be open from 8.30 a.m.
and close at 5.30 p.m., standard time.
ADDITIONAL ORDERS FOR
THE    COMOX   MINES
The Coniox mines during the past
twelve months have been working
very little more than half time. It Is
now understood that the Canadian
Collieries (D) Ltd. has entered into
additional contracts that will ensure
almost full, time just as soon as the
necessary transportation can be secured.
League Leaders
Are Defeated
Cumberland defeated Ladysmith ln
a league fixture, last Sunday, by the
score of 7-2; this was Ladysmith's
first defeat ln the league.
The locals displayed big league
ball, fielding prettily and bunching
their hits in tbe pinches. Ladysmith
booted the ball and in every way de
served their loss.
Boyd pitched wonderful ball for the
winners, allowing but four hits and
striking out fourteen men. Except
for the second frame he received Al
support and real baseball was dished
up to the fans. Stickney, Ladysmith's
pitcher, went in with a sore arm and
fought gamely all the way, but poor
support and Cumberland's timely hitting caused his downfall.
Fielding features were scarce. Davis on second tor the visitors pulled
the star play by coralling one from
Marocchi in short right that looked
a Bate single. Marocchi starred for
the locals In his usual consistent fashion. Finch played a good game behind the log ln spite of a nasty bean-
ball that put him down for the count
early In the game.
Once again Cumberland were lhe
big stickers. Boyd, Bannerman, Conti and King fattened their averages
with extra base hltB.
Tho Cuinberland-Courtonay game
scheduled, for Sunday in Courtenay
promises to be tbe deciding game in
the .series, and should be a battle
royal.
Score by innings: R. H. E.
Cumberland   040003000—7   7   3
Ladysmlth     010100000—2   4   7
A WOODEN WEDDING
One of the jolllest evenings of the
camping season was enjoyed by the
campers of Gartley's Point on Monday evening. Tbe wooden wedding
anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Hicks
was the occasion of the gathering.
Armed with a stick of wood, two large
ones—taken from the doctor's own
pile—they marched to the bouse and
deposited their stick of wood at the
surprised hostOBs' feet. Rev James
Hood expressed the good wishes ol
the guests In a congratulatory speech,
which was ably responded to by Dr.
Hicks. Various gifts ot rolling pins,
salt boxes, clothes pins, etc. were
presented to Dr. and Mrs. Hicks, after
which coffee, sandwiches and cakes
were served. An adjournment was
made to the bon-fire, where the rest
of the evening was spent ln singing.
One of tbe funniest choruses, under
the leadership of Dr. Gillespie, of
Vancouver and assisted by Mr. Hood,
was "On Old MacDonald's Farm."
Tbe campers soon expect to bo able
to give the chorus to the general public.
and seven, and the entire force of the
Cumberland fire brigade was on tho
scene of the conflagration.- Number
five mine, at four o'clock, was in dan-
ge, the bush fire coming within a
short distance of the pit head, which
was saved only by the energetic efforts of the local management and
employees of the company.
,Euali fires crossing and re-crossing
the flume line of the Canadian Collieries' hydro electric plant caused no
small amount of danger and had to be
watched by a large staff of fire fighters. About a thousand men were
fighting fires within a radius ot flv-3
miles to the west of Cumberland.
The electric pole line leading to number four mine was burned out, causing the mine to shut down as It is
operated entirely by electricity.
All the colliery locomotives were
put Into commission hauling water.
At six o'clock the wind died down,
with the bush fire covering an area
equal to two square miles.
William Hutton, who waB located
ln the path of the fire getting out
mine timber lost four cabins, plant
and equipment; saved bis horses and
a quantity of material. The fire was
so fierce and sudden his stock of oats
were thrown Into a well   of   water.
The city authorities posted the following nollco yesterday afternoon.
TO OWNERS OF MOTOR CARS
In case of special   emergency   the
lire bell  will  ring    for ten seconds,
then a pause of ten seconds   uud so
ou.   The continued ringing of the fire
bell in tills manner will be an Indication to motor   vehiclo   owners that
every available car will be required
for the transportation of women and
children to a place of safety.   Own
ers are urgently requested    In such
cases to bring or send their cars in
charge of a competent driver to the
city police office for instructions.
ALBERT J. MERRY,
Chief ot Police.
Fortunately, the bell did not ring.
Nanaimo Team
On Way East
Nanaimo's champion football team
loft Wednesday tor Calgary   on   the
tirst step of their journey after the
Goriuaught Cup, emblematic of the
championship of Canada.
Just how far the team will go depends upon Nanaimo's ability to defeat Calgary and the gate receipts of
the Nanaimo Calgary games, for unless Nanaimo receives more financial
assistance at Calgary they will not be
able to travel further than Winnipeg.
The tcuiu has return transpotation
to Winnipeg and the purchase of this
absorbed all the club's available nuances, which Included $1200 collected
from the citi.'-cns of Nanaimo; $224.80
from the Connaught Cup scries, $300
of Ihe club's own funds and a dona
tion from the Western Fuel Company
G.W.VA
Notes
WEEK OF .Hl.Y 15
Tho local branch
tiioet every Tuesday
G.W.V.A. hall.
^CANADA
of  the G.W.V.A.
nt 7 p.m. in tho
These meetings and the privileges
if the association are open to all
visiting members and members of affiliated organizations.
LUMBER MILL AT
BEVAN WIPED OUT
The Bevan Lumber Company's mill
situated about two and a halt miles
from Cumberland, was destroyed by
fire yesterday afternoon. There was
a large stock of lumber ln the yards
of the mill for export, estimated at
a million and a half feet of timber.
The mill Is situated on the outskirts
of Bevan, and the fire becoming so
fierce caused several of the residents
to move their beds and bedding into
Cumberland. The fire was ultimately
checked.
Number seven pit-head, two hundred yards distant, was saved by the
heroic efforts of the employees and
citizens. The loss Is estimated at
$85,000, with 150,001) insurance.
Proceedings Of City Council
The city council held their regular
session ln the council chambers on
Monday evening and Aldermen Beveridge, Thomson, Bannerman, Pickard and Parnham were present with
his worship D. R. MacDonald In the
chair. \
The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as read.
The report of the medical health
officer for the Ilrst six months of 1922
was read as follows:
Cumberland, B.C., July 6, 1922
Board of Health,
Cumberland, B.C.
Dear Sirs—The following is the
health report for the first six months
ot 1922.
The first three months was particularly free from infectious diseases,
only two cases of Chlcken-Pox developing during that time. Both homes
were placarded and no further cases
developed.
During the months of April aud
May an epidemic of Influenza occurred In the city and surrounding
district. It was fairly general and
was characterized by the fact that a
larger percentage of Pneumonia cases
developed than was the rule during
previous epidemics. There were four
deaths from this cause.
During May and June, Whooping
Cough has been epidemic In the city
and district. Tho epidemic Is now on
the wane, and with the closing ol
school should die  out.
One case of Scarlet Fever developed at Union Bay In Juno. It Is now
being treated in the city isolation hospital.
Tho use of the city park as a dumping ground for garbage should bo discontinued. I would like to urge upon
the board, the necessity of establishing an incinerator for the proper destruction of this garbage,
Your obedient servant,
E. R. HICKS, Med. H.O.
This was received and ordered filed
without any comment.   Then followed
communication from the secretary
of the city band requesting a donation from tlle city council to nBBlst in
defraying their expenses during the
(Mining band contest to be held al
Ladysmlth on July 22. The aldermen
thought they should donate something
towards the band and spoke in favorable terms. Aid. Parnham, chairman
of the flounce committee, said the
city funds were very low, but favored
a donation of at least $25.00, and mentioned tbe Merville disaster. The
mayor said half a loaf waa better than
none, and spoke   of   a   needy  case
within the city limits. A woman had
made application to the mayor a few
nights ago, asking for assistance,
saying she had three children, nothing
ln the house to eat and husband out
of work. It was finally decided to
give the band $25.00 towards their
proposed visit to Ladysmith.
The city clerk road an agreement
from the public works' engineer with
reference to classification of highways, making Dunsmuir Avenue and
Second Street a secondary highway,
and also pointed out that It was necessary to introduce a by-law to make
the above effective. The city and the
government each pay 50 per cent of
the maintalnence and upkeep of the
highway. Aid. Pickard requested aud
was granted permission to Introduce
a by-law for the purpose of making
Dunsmuir Avenue and Fourth Street
the highway through the City of Cumberland. The first reading of the bylaw will take place at the next session of the city council.
Accounts, as follows, were presented and referred to the finance committee.
Wellington Co'lie'-y Hallway
Co     16.00
James  Baird    130.00
A. J. Merry   110.00
Thos. Mordy    00.00
R. Fyvle  i    50.00
J. J. Potter     68.50
0, Tobacco     65.90
James Henderson        4.30
W. Fouracre     34.40
A. K Bradley    45.15
II. Strachan  i    55.90
V. Marinelll     23.65
Mayor and council, Balary to
June 30th 206.00
Evans, Coleman and Evans ....    38.72
B. C. Telephone       6.10
Cumberland Motor Works       5.30
Vancouver Company       2.11
C. II. Tarbell     10.92
A. Sblbata       2.50
H. Parkinson  ,    10.00
A. J. Merry    43.60
Chairman Thomson, of the board
of works, reported the grading of
Penrith Avenue and that nothing hud
been done towards the building of
lhe concrete sidewalk In the olty
buildings, The board will call for
tenders and report at tbe next meeting of tbe city council.
Chief of Police Merry was appointed sanitary Inspector.
The chief reported the renovation
nf the residence and police headquarters, und requested permission to
build a board fence around tlle city
buildings, which wns granted, the
city to supply the material.
PICNIC TO KVK BAY
The Ancient Order of Forostcrs in
tend holding their annual picnic to
Kye Bay on Sunday, July 23rd. All
members are Invited to attend with
their families, and they are asked to
notify the aeeretaryof the order on or
before July 18, so that adequate arrangements may be made for transportation, etc.
WARNING TO CITIZENS
The citizens ot Cumberland are
hereby notified tliat in the event of
the fire bell ringing at any time, that
all taps niuttl be shut off, and that
motor cars, will give the fire truck
the right of way.
CHAS. J. PARNHAM,
Fire Marshal.
Betty Compson In
Green Temptation
Betty Compson's beauty Is displayed
In a greater variety ot costumes ln
her most recent Paramount picture,
"The Green Temptation," showing at
the llo-Ilo theatre than in any picture she has ever done.
As "Geuelle," the Apache, she ts
vivacious and daring.
Her "Columbine" in the pantomime
dance with Theodore Kosloff, 1b piquant and dainty.
As the Amazon Warrior, in another
striking dance, she Is bold and fierce.
In the costume of a Red Cross
nurse, she Is haughty and proud,
The dancing costumes are gorgeous
and display Miss Compson's beauty
and talent as a dancer to a marked,
degree.
"The Green Temptation" is a pic
ture of big, smashing, attractive features. Consider the drawing and en
tertaining power ot tho following:
Locale—The story Is laid in Paris
and many scenes show the Intimate
haunts of the notorious Apaches,
their manner of living, their virtues
and vices, and their gathering places
In the old Roman catacombs. The
story also contains sequences depicting action on the battlefields ol
France and In gorgeous ballrooms In
French and American homos.
Character Tbe three transitions
of character In Gonelle, the ndven-
turotia, magnetic, Parisian Apache,
played by Betty Compson, the star.
I'lret. she Is Gonelle, n typical Apache.
Ihen Coralyh, the toast of Paris as a
theatrical dancer and then ns Joan
Parker, when as a lied Cross nurse
ou the battlefields of France, comes
her regeneration nnd awakening to
i broader viewpoint ol life nnd Immunity. The crafty loader of the
apache, (luspurd, played by Thondtir.
Koslolf, noted screen favorite, The
other Apuche, Pitou, Is played by
Ncely Edwards, Tho travelling pantomime show staged hy these three
as an aid lo their thievery. The fascinating dunces by Gaspard as Harlequin and Genolle as Columbine.
Miss Compson Is .neon In live dlf-
terent dances, among them being the
Apache, the Dunce ol Death of an
Amazon Warrior, and the Pantomime
dunce. Her costumes nre gorgeous:
her dancing, an artistic treat.
story--Big in theme, resplendent
In color, fascinating In plot. It war.
written by Constance Lindsay Skinner.
Director -William 1). Taylor, famed
for big screen achievements,
Scenarists-Monte M. Kntlerjobn
and Julius Crawford Ivera—two ot
the cleverest scenario writers In lhe
business, adapted this Btory lo the
screen, malting il a strong, closely
woven, dramatic structure and a perfect screen vehicle. And lost hut not
least--
H's n Paramount picture."
Hurricane Hutch and comedy reels
i.lll al-o be screeued.
All ex-service men, who are eligible
for return of poll tax recently collected In error, kindly give their
to tiie local secretary so that arrangements can bo made for refund of
same.
Wo aro asked to locate the following comrades, whose addresses are
Bought by relatives. Gcorgo Herbert
McKlnloy, 771034, 104th Battalion;
William Creamer, Forestry Corps;
Robert Bnird. 19th Battalion; G. M.
Taylor, 513073, c. A. S.C.; Samuel
Shearer Dlngman, no Information re
battalion.
Capt. Carmichaol, vice-president ot
lhe B.C. provincial command paid an
official visit to the association on
Tuesday.
Attention of the comrades 1b drawn
to the posters and other press Items
in connection with the house-to-house
canvass for relief for tho Merville
Bottlers. All who can are urged to
help ou Saturday, July 15.
Wo are askod by Capt. Bates, who
Is ln charge of the S.S.B. at Courtenay, to emphatically state that all
who have been afflicted in the recent
fre are being treated exactly alike In
the matter of relief, whether civilian
or ex-service men.
The following list of charges
brought by the Dominion officers of
the G>W.V.A. qgalmit the pension
commlBBloners will be ot Interest to
returned men and dependents.
1. That the regulations based on
section 25 (3) of the Pension Act have
been so amened by the Ijoard as to
nullify the Intention of thle section,
and thus cause the cancellation ot
many awards previously made, and
tho rejection of legitimate claims now
under consideration.
2. That the 1920 and 1921 amendments to section 11 have been made
applicable to ex-servlco men of the
C.E.F^contrary to the Intention ot
Parliament in accepting these amendments and the assurances publicly
given by the commissioners, that
withholding pension from a large
class of dependents.
3. Tbat regulations wero secretly
Introduced under which tho Board
assumed power to reject applications
for Insurance policies under the Returned Soldiers' insurance Act on
niodlr.ll grounds, despite the decision
of Parliament 'that such insurance
wou'd bo available lo nil quulillcd applicants without regard to condition
uf health at lime of application.
■1. That lhe aforesaid regulations
have been Illegally concealed and that
adverse decisions bave been rendered
thoroupon without disclosing same to
tbe individuals affected, thus causing
great  distress uud dissatisfaction.
5. That tbe general procedure ot
the board has been bucIi as to placo
tbu burden of proof with regard to
ittrlbutablllly     entirely    upon    tho
luimant for pension, and that as a
. luit many ex-Bervlco men and de-
pondente have boon denied a proper
opportunity to establish their rights.
6. That pensions have been reduced
following a review ot the findings of
local evamlners by the headquarters'
olllce In a manner contrary to the procedure announced l/etore the Select
Committee of the House of Commons.
7. That undue severity has been
exercised with respect to disability
ratings which to some extent confirms
the report that secret Instructions
have been issued to reduce pensions
In every way possible.
Intermediate flame Saturday
On Saturday, July 15, at 6 p.m., the
local Intermediates will entertain
Bevan. Aitken, of Uevan, has slipped
II over both lhe Japs and Union Bay,
und the Cumberland crew is not anticipating a walk-aWay by any means.
Remember the day and time, Saturday
at 6 p.m.
In the other league game this week
end, the Japs will travel ' to Union
Bay. tm
THI CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1942
Who Won the   -   I
Battle of Jutland?1
ll'-'llllmr   Presentation   of   Creates:
All Naval Iiniilc- Will be Showu
at Ilo-llo Tlieatro on Tuesday an!
Wednesday.
With .tie releasing of tin- official
Britl Admiralty production of "Tho
Battl" .' Jutland" all doubt, If any
can   :- tBlbly exist  after    the  retire
ment of theGerman High Seas Fleet,
as to who won that much talked about
battle, is ended. The picture of "The
Battle of Jutland," which will be
shown ut the Ilo-llo theatre next
Tuesday and Wednesday, shows distinctly the movements of the British
fleets under Beatty and Jellicoe as
well as those ot the Germans. Returned men who were on the British
ships and who are thoroughly familiar
with the details of the fight, are loud
In their praise of the picture, declaring to be the most realistic and thrll-
THEIIE IS NO SUCH THING AS A
Rattling Good Car
CUT OUT THE RATTLE—
Or rather let ua do it.   We know bow to make your car behave,
Mid will give you a lot of free advice on tbe subject if you ask us.
Harling & Ledingham
Telephone S Cumberland P.O. Box 349
Rough Boys Well
Leathered
YOC WILL UF, REAM
for those holiday rides after the
necessary welding has been done
on your car. Why not employ
us to do the work? We have
the proper facilities and the skilled welders and' our costs are low.
Give   us   the   chance.
CUMBERLAND  GARAGE
A. R. Kierstead, Prop.
Third Street Cumberland
S. DAVIS, °—
FAMILY SHOE REPAIRER
P. P. HARRISON
Barrislei and Solicitor
Notary Public
CUMBERLAND - - B. C.
ling war picture yet shown.
Unlike some of the previous official
pictures of the war which frequently
showed a monotonous series ot views
of the front, "The Battle of Jutland"
presents graphically the story of
something never before attempted--
a great battle at sea!
EXTRA-HOOT GIBSON
IN "THE FIRE EATER'
The virgin forests of Paradise Valley were food and drink to the In
habitants of the valley, and when the
government announced Its intention
of protecting the timberland as a part
of its) Federal Reserve, the natives
laughed and went ahead cutting trees.
The Forest Ranger service decided
a diplomatic as well as courageous
ranger should be sent into Paradise
Valley to teach natives a respect of
the law, as well as the fact that they
could make as good a living abiding
by the law as by evading It. Smllln'
Bob Corey was selected as the best
bet, and accompanied by Ranger Jim
O'.N'ell, he made his way into Paradise Valley.
After he met the prettiest girl ln
the valley, and was exposed as a
ranger, life was no idle dream for
Smllln' Bob. He found something to
do every minute of his time, from
smiling to lighting. And when he was
accused of murder, and the fire broke
out in the forest, he broke all records
for speed.
He rescued the girl from the fire,
found the murderer, helped fight the
fire, course, he wins the girl, and the
community receives him with open
arms.
"The Fire Eaters" will be shown
Tuesday and Wednesday along with
"The Battle of Jutland."
HURRAH For The HOLIDAYS
DON'T FORGET
The
MaplesTea House
Royston Beach
WHEN YOU PLAN THAT PICNIC
A complete survey of the Iron ore
resources of British Columbia Is to
be commenced this summer. The
Canadian geological survey branch
has agreed to undertake this Important work In co-operation with the
provincial department of mines. The
object Is to obtain conclusive Information as to the possibility of the
province supporting a large capacity
Iron and steel plant. Dr. G. A. Young,
who has been the survey branch's
specialist on Iron ore formations for
years, having prepared reports on the
iron ores of New Brunswick and on
the Iron-bearing rocks on Belcher Islands In Hudson bay, will be In charge
of the work. Hon. Mr. Sloan explained that it was well-known that
there was ample iron ore In British
Columbia for the maintenance of a
modest-sized furnace, but exact official information was not on file regarding tonnage sufficient to supply
a large plant.
Starting with a working force ot a
dozen men a year ago, a Coquitlam
B.C., tire and rubber manufacturing
company now employs one hundred,
and has developed a good business on
the Western prairies.
LIGHT LUNCHES
ICE CREAM
AFTERNOON TEAS
CHOCOLATES, ETC.
British Columbia canned milk Is
now marketed in Great Britain,
France and Ceylon, and this year
shipments will be made to Siberia.
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Cumberland & Union Waterworks Co., Ltd,
NOTICE
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ALL WASTE OF WATER MUST STOP.
Owing to the prolonged dry weather we find that it is necessary to restrict the use of
water, as if we allow the present enormous consumption to continue the town may, in the event
of no rainfall for the next two months, be faced   with a water famine.
In YOUR interests and for the protection of YOUR property in the event of a fire, we
find it necessary to bring into effect immediately the following regulations:—
(1). Water must not be used for sprinkling or irrigating purposes except from the
hour of C a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 7 p.m. lo 9 p.m.
(2V The practice of using water for the purpose of watering sidewalks, streets, etc.,
must cease Persons using water for these purposes are liable to have their services disconnected until such time as we can install a meter on their supply.
(3). Leaking tap:-, toilets, pipes, fittings, etc., must immediately be brought into good
repair as any premises on which water is found wasting from these causes will be disconnected
without further notice.
There is absolutely no desire on the part of this Company to curtail the use of
water when same is used in a proper manner for domestic purposes, but in a large number of
cases we find this privilege being abused and should the abuse continue we shall be forced to consider the installation of water meters, which would make the cost of water much heavier for the
same consumption.
We once more draw to your attantion the fact that this is being done in YOUR
interests us every leaking tap or pipe or sprinkler used unnecessarily lowers the water pressure
and consumes water that may be needed in a few weeks more for household purposes or may be
needed TODAY to extinguish a fire on YOUR property.
Thanking you in anticipation of  your co-operation in this matter, we are,
H....'.'.'. Yours truly,
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WATERWORKS COMPANY LIMITED.
moos
G. W. CLINTON,
Managing Director,
TheOnly Remedy"
Says This Doctor
"The treatment of nkindiifiieitet/em-'i
and diseam of the iculp u known tu la
difficult." writes Dr. W. L. lUndol|ih.
"However, there ti one remedy that ii
known to be entirely ilepeii table in thu
diitreiitntr nnd troublpc-.me tliMue.   I
refer to D. D. D. Prescript ion."
If you have never tried D. D. D. for skin diseases, whether s> small spot, or whether one ot
the dreaded forms—the totment of injuria or
the liird scales of piorlaiii—cet a bottle at once
on our ruarantee that if it doeiu't relieve you
your money will be refunded.   $1.00 a bottle.
Try D. 0. D. Soap, too.
M lotion for Shin Disease
Sold by B. E. FROST
ODDEST NEWS Hi DESPATCHES
BOSTON. MASS. —When her hus
band tell III and the responsibility of
caring tor him and their three chll
dren fell upon her shoulders, 22-year
old Mrs. Ellle Oraves had a fight on
her hands. And, getting a pair ot
boxing gloves, she literally began to
fight for a living.
Since then she has become so capable with her mitts that she Is quite
a card at boxing events, and has Issued a challenge to any woman In
the world at her weight. The young
mother looks less than a demure
school girl. But how she can battle!
Men who have faced her declare she
has dynamite ln her left hook.
"I want to be the woman champion
prize-fighter of the world," she told
the reporter.
CAMPBELL AND COSBY
MUST STAND TRIAL
VICTORIA.—Frederick Gosby and
Graham Campbell, against whom
charges of conspiring to elect Mr.
Herbert S. Clement as federal member for Comox-Alberni at the last
general elections, were quashed by
Judge Cayley in the Vancouver
County Court, must stand trial on
those charges, It was held by unanimous judgment ot the court ot appeal.
POSSESSION
There's some of us has this world's
goods,
An' some of us has none—
But all of us has got the woods,
An' all has got the sun.
So, settln' here upon the stoop,
ThlB patch o' pine beside,
1 never care a single whoop—     ■>
For I am satisfied.
Wow, take the pine on yonder hill,
It don't belong to me;
The boss he owns the timber—still
It's there fer me to see.
An', twixt the ownin' of the same
An' smellln' of Its smell,
I've got the best ot that there game,
An' so I'm feelln' well.
The boss In town unrolls a map
An' proudly says, "It's mine."
But he don't drink no maple sap
An' he don't smell no pine.
The boss in town he Aggers lands
In quarter-sections red;
Lord!   I just set with folded hands
An' breathe 'em in instead.
The boss his forest wealth kin read
In cent an' dollar sign;
His name Is written ln the deed-
But all his land Is mine.
There's some ot us has this world'*!
goods,
.   An' some of us has none—
But all ot us has got the woods,
An' all has got the sun.
—Douglas Malloch, the
Lumberman Poet.
VANCOUVER ISLAND
PIONEER PASSES
AWAY  IN NORTH
Death claimed another pioneer re-
:ldent of British Columbia ln the person of Mr. Peter McMillan, who died
after an Illness of three weeks at
Anyox on Sunday. Word to this effect was received Sunday evening by
Mrs. C. E. Jeffs, ot Vancouver.
Mr. McMillan, who was In his seventy-second year, came to Vancouver
Island about forty years ago, locating
at Wellington, later going to Ladysmith. Several years ago Mr, McMillan removed to Anyox.
Besides his wife he leaves four
daughters and six sons. They are
Mrs. A. Bryden ' and Mrs. Roberts,
Anyox; Mrs. Jeffs, Vancouver, and
Mrs. Lawes, Fernle; John, Robert and
Edward, Anyox; Charles and Herbert, Ladysmlth, and Thomas, Cumberland.
Mr. McMillan was well-known to
all lovers of good clean athletics on
Vancouver iBland. He was particularly Interested In Improving the
calibre of football played ln British
Columbia. He took a keen interest
In all matters of community welfare,
and his passing will be regretted by
a host of warm personal friends, who
knew him as a staunch and loyal
friend and good citizen.
GREAT WEST
1 ti A Price and Quality
the Same
Red label, 65c.    Green label, 75c.
Blue label, 90c.
MUMFORD'S
GROCERY
T. H. MUMFORD
J. WALTON
STAR   LIVERY   STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
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Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B. C.
Quebec Blocks the Vandal
The action of the Government of
Quebec in closing the forest areas to
every person except on permit is applauded by all conservationists. Quebec lost at least ten million dollars
last year by forest fires that swept
800,000 acres clear of their only possible crop. It will take those lands
a century to recover from the damage
done them by thoughtless campers,
smokers and other woods travellers.
New Brunswick has threatened similar action and other provinces will
be forced to follow as the only means
of saving the forests from those who
profit most by them, the tourist, the
fisherman, the "lover of Nature," etc.
TRY HIM WITH HASH
Mrs, Jones was entertaining some
of her son's little friends. "Willie,"
she said, addressing a six-year-old
who was enjoying a plate of cold beet,
"are you sure you can cut your own
meat?"
The child, who was making desperate efforts with his knife and fork,
replied:
"Yes, thanks; I've often had Jt as
tough as this at home."
In nearly all European countries,
no such liberty is permitted as to enter a forest without leaving some
record by which Are carelessness may
be traced.
-OUR JULY-
Clearance Sale
COMMENCES ON
SATURDAY, JULY 15th
and Will be Continued Until the End of the Month
SPECIAL OFFERINGS
IN OUR SHOE DEPARTMENT
Ladies' White Strap and Oxford Shoes, with rubber and leather soles, regular values up to $3.50 per
pair, on sale $1.90.    ,
Children's Brown Canvas Oxfords reduced to
$1.00 per pair; larger sizes, 11, 12 and 13, $1.25.
Ladies' White Oxfords and Strap Slippers, leather
soles, reduced to $2.90 per pair.
Children's Coveralls, in strong, durable ginghams and galateas, to fit tots from 2 to 8 years,
at $1.25.
Boys' Summer Jerseys, in navy, brown and slate,
regular $1.00, on sale at 75c.
Boys' Bib Overalls, in black, blue, and blue and
white stripe, priced at 90c, $1.00 and $1.25.
Men's Elk Overalls, no bib, regular $2.00, on sale
at $1.50.
See Our Windows for Other Bargains
GIVEN AWAY FREE THIS MONTH — A
CABINET GRAMOPHONE, VALUE $100.00.
One chance given with every dollar purchase.
The Model
Clothing and Shoe Store
F. Partridge
CUMBERLAND
P.O. Box 152 n
SATURDAY, JULY IB, 199!
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
three
Merville Fire Victims Relate Many,
Exciting Escapes From Death
Few fires In Canada have caused
anything like the desolation to be
seen today at .Merville. A few days
ago, groups of pretty little settlers'
bungalows stood in this well-known
soldiers' area. Today some of these
groups are altogether obliterated.
Thirty homesteads were wiped out.
An area, in some places one mile wide
and ln others three, was swept by a
flaming terror such as never before
has been recorded ln the British Columbia district. Not In extent, of
course, does this Are compare with
the great Porcupine conflagration,
when scores of miners lost their lives;
but certainly no blaze ever came ivlt'a
greater Bpeed and swept a peaceful
countryside more violently than did
last week's fire hurricane In Merville
Race With Death
Camp No. 3 of the Comox Lumber
Company was completely demolished,
sixty flat cars, three donkey engines
and all gear tor nearly fifty men being
wiped out. An attempt was made to
. hitch up the long string of flat cars
to a locomotive as it prepared to
sprint to safety with the men, but so
quickly did the flames spread that
this could not be accomplished.
"It was almost a race with death
between    the    locomotive    and    the
. flames," declared C. W. Mclvor of the
, company.  "Prom what the men have
told me since they came in to Headquarters they had   a   very   narrow
escape, the Are travelling so rapidly
that they did not have an opportunity
to bring away any of the equipment."
The Comox Logging Co, will   not
attempt to resume    work until rain
comes or the situation otherwise improves.   Practically all of their 400
workmen were today    busy  fighting
the spread ot flames.
Among lhe farm-people in this
vicinity the policy bf being "packed
up." ready for a quick departure, is
now the rule of the day, though the
general feeling is that if the wind
does not again rise the situation can
be kept ill hand. Premier Oliver mo
tdred to the Headquarters section
a few days ago and occasionally had
to shield Ills face from the heat of the,
blaze close alongside the road.' These
fires, mere offshods of the great blaze
lost week, would become dangerouB
only If the wind rises again.
(.cnernl Kxoilus
Up and down the Island highway
and along the side rouds of the Melville Settlement one saw strange
sights after the fire last week. Most
of the thirty houses burned lost all
their contents too—there was no lime
to save anything—and those lucky
'enough not to have been caught In
the first blast decided at once to move
out. Friday last saw the roads featured with the general exodus. Nobody
knew whose house would go next—for
the wind of Thursday night still held
high—and there was no standing on
ceremony. Some were lucky enough
to get auto trucks. Most of these
courageous farmers, however, loaded
the family belongings on the old farm
wagon and started down the road to
Courtenay, six miles distant. Will
they ever return to the farms they
have left behind? When a man spends
three years literally carving out a
home for himself, adding a verandah
from money earned in a logging camp,
or putting up a chicken house that
costs a year's savings, he does not
lightly leave it all, no matter how
great one day's misfortune.
These new settlers, soldiers all, had
wonderful courage to tackle a black
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Frost's Pharmacy
The Rexall Store
In every centre of population in the lower
part of the province is a telephone exchange
and an organization of skilled workers to facilitate commerce. Every circuit must be tested;
every inch of wire watched and kept in repair-;
every switchboard operated day and night. Not only that,
but there is always new construction to meet the increasing
needs of the telephone-using public. Crews of linemen and
cablemen, and installers of every kind of telephone equipment carry on this work as the province progresses.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
sea of stumps three years ago and
they have had "tough going" ever
since. Now Merville resembles nothing
that the hand of man ever had anything to do with. Talk with a soldier
who hns done nothing but fight that
lire for a night and a day. Just now
he Is blind—absolutely blind with
smoke—but in speech he is cheerfully
voluble. Three years in the front
trenches in France—Rodie is his
name—and he can not. recall such 'i
trying experience. But most of all
he is reminded today of the pictures
of No Man's Land that he brought
from France in his mind's eye. The
grewsome shapes of black stumps lu
awful dejection bring back scenes of
the utter desolation that followed
days of shell-fire.
Vagaries uf the Maze
Dozens of tourists, denied the pleasure of going,n-flshing in the Campbell
Lakes because thfe bridge over Black
Creek was burned out, a few days ago
visited the scene aud lent a helping
hand where they could. For these
visitors furnished many curiosities.
Along the highway detached sections
of the fence still stand, when all
around.tlmber, crops, even the soil
Itself, are burned "to a cinder." The
fence rails are clipped off as evenly
as it they were cut through with a
knife. All that is left of a sawmill is
a pile ot sawdust, fresh aud un-
browned In a sea of blackened ruins.
Lumber piles surrounding one settler's house are ashes today; but his
residence Hhows not a mark. His
neighbor has a heap of chimney bricks
to mark the location of his home, his
oats are as if they were hailed down,
but not a window in his chicken-
house was broken.
A Real Problem
The disaster has made many of
the soldiers destitute at a time when
they were just beginning to have
hope, after a long struggle. Many of
them were planning to build up a
small balance in the bank as a result
of this season's crops, which were a
little better than in former years. But
they have taken the event in much
the same way as they accepted calamity in France—with a pang in their
hearts but a smile on their lips.
A small group of them gathered
about Premier John Oliver and Rev.
Thomas Menzles, M.L.A., for the district, when they arrived on the scene
Friday afternoon. Most of them are
young; all are bronzed and sturdy of
fighting stock.
"Now we have a real problem of re-
establishment," said one young fellow. "This country is in worse shape
than when we started."
Where Clifford Died
One of the most pathetic stories
ever told Is that of the death of Jack
Clifford, aged 17. The family lived
on a ranch just back ot Merville
Centre, not more than half a mile
from the store and the garage. When
the fire began to sweep across the
settlement Jack was sent out to cut
the wires of the fence so that the
cattle might escape before the flames
reached the ranch.
So quickly did the Are travel over
the half-cleared area that Jack found
himself unable to return to the house.
He decided, therefore, to make a run
for the store, and after cutting the
wire in several pmces headed towards
the road. He was not more than
seventy-five feet from tho store when
the flames overtook him.
"We heard his cries and moans as
we were fighting at the store," said
Percy Booth, who was 'one of those
who fought their way to the stricken
lad, "but we were unable to reach
him for several minutes, because of
the dense smoke and flames. It was
horrible to think that ho was there
and we unable lo help. Finally we
reached him, finding him where he
had collapsed on the road, badly
burned, about the body. He hud apparently been suffocated by the heat
and the smoke before he gave In."
All Might In Klrnim
Andrew Barr, P. S, Fcnwlck and n
logger named Churchill had a most
remarkable escape. They had been
fighting lire above Merville and when
the conflagration overtook them, they
sought shelter under the Black Creek
bridge.
This burned down above them, bo
they rolled Into the shallow waters of
the creek. The fire burned ou all
sides of them, hissing its way above
their heads. The beat was so Intense
'hat Ihey had to keep turning over
and over to avoid being burned, These
evolutions they kept up from 8 o'clock
it night until nearly II. the next morning, when the fury of the flames had
abated.
\ They wore rescued by friends an I
rushed to the hospital, where Fen-
■vlck and Churchill are resting well.
Both are badly burned about tho head
and arms and nre temporarily blind.
Mnrr's condition is very serious, and It
Is feured tliat his lungs are badly affected. Jack Bcalon Is also on the
hospital list with a badly-burned arm.
W. T. GOARD
P1AM) TUNEH
Factory Experience
Leave Orders at Frost's Drug Store.
FOR
WINDOWS, DOORS, FRAMES.
INTERIOR TRIM AND
GENERAL  FACTORY   WORK
write for prices to
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LUMBER CO. LTD.
IlllleogtSfl Bridge Street. Victoria. B.C.
Ladies' and
Gent's  Tailoring
Alterations, Repairs, Finishing
and Pressing
EDWARD ROBINSON
Phone 121 Box 33
Marjpurt Avenue, Cumberland.
He was caught by the flames while
attempting to escape from his ranch,
having to dash through lire und smoke
i'or .several hundred yards.
Ernest Layland, who was given up
for dead after the fire had swept over
the settlement,'and whose death was
reported In Victoria and Vancouver
morning papers, spent the night in the
spring back of his house. He had remained on the ranch to see if it were
possible to save the house, and before
he knew what happened tho fire was
all around him.
"I made one dash for the spring,
and there I lay all night until well on
in the morning, splashing water continuously over my head to keep the
fire from catching my hair and clothing," he Bald. "I have seen a great
many bush fires, but never have I
seen one travel so quickly as this."
Who They Are
The following soldiers lost all they
had, Including buildings, stock, crops
and personal effects; John Boston, J.
Beaton, W. 0. Cunningham, J. D.
Clarke, Jack Ewart,    Captain   K. G.
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time, so have it to please you.
You will enjoy entertaining your friends and they
will enjoy calling on you if your home is FURNISHED
IN GOOD TASTE.
Let US Furnish YOUR Furniture
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Opposite the Sign of the Two Arrows
PHONE 144 COURTENAY, B. C.
Halley, Kenneth Hanley, John M.
Howard, 0. R, Linton, Jack Mitchell,
G. G. Lucas, Pete Mclutyre, Felix
Thomas, W. J. Wainwright, Horace
Smith, Jack Roberts, Jonathan Clifford, H. L. Taylor, S. H. Smith, T.
Poulton, G. B, Capes,.Keith McKonzle,
E. Layland.
Those who were able to Bave a portion of their property include P. S.
Fenwlck, who lost his barn and crops,
but saved his house; R. E. James,
who saved his barn; Alan MacDonald,
who saved his house; F. R. Marshall,
who also saved his house, and J.
Rodie, whose farm aud all Its Implements were burned all around his
house, which somehow escaped.
James Yates' blacksmith shop waB
•=r
taken by some caprice of the winds,
Uie lire turning a right angle past thi
back of the tearooms and running
north Into the lot, where Yates WM
wont to swing his trusty sledge hammer.
The E. & N. Lumber Company which
was formed chiefly to manufacture
the lumber used by the soldiers In the
establishment of their hornet and
buildings, was entirely wiped out
The mill plant, not a very large ono,
has not been operating lately.
W. A. McWatty and fourteen associates of Dulutb, Minn., have left tor
Hudson's Hope, B.C., to prospect for
oil.
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SATURDAf. ititt 18. IMS
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
Published every Saturday morning ai
Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
SATURDAY,  JULY   15.  1922
THE FOREST KILLER !
Horses couldn't drag you to a hunting trip in a treeless wilderness; a
fishing trip by a treeless, stream; ot
camping out in treeless valley.
Isn't It about true that the call o:
the Outdoors Is the call of Trees!
Tho hospitality of Nature means little
to any man except when associated
with living trees.
Last summer hundreds of parties
of campers struck an unfair blow at
the rights and privileges of fellow
campers, fellow sportsmen and nature
lovers by starting at least2,500 damaging forest fires.
Camp fires that were not put out.
matches and smokes thoughtlessly
thrown on the iuiliimmable "floor" ot
the woods—these personal acts killed
the camping, fishing and huuting in
many thousands of square miles ol
Canadian forest.
Don't be a kill-Joy. The forest 1'
made for the fellow who follows after
you.
Enjoy the woods! There's nothine
to fear except Fire. And mighty few
fires except what you start.
Remember: all big fires start as
little ones. One Minute's Care may
save a Century of Waiting.
THE COUNTRY DOCTOR
A forest of pines and firs which
took 200 years to grow may he destroyed in half as many minutes by
a forest fire.
Lumber goes up as forests burn
down, take time to extinguish your
camp-fire.
Forest fires destroy your Inheritance—help to prevent them.
SARAH'S POSTCARD
Sarah Coates, an Inmate of a workhouse ln England for half a century,
got her name flashed around the
world by the Associated Press a few-
days uec Perhaps you saw the cablegram which was sent to the newspapers about Sarah. It was a remark
able bit of news, and read;
"An ordinary picture postcard, the
only piece ot mall Sarah Coates received in fifty-one years, had been so
treasured that it was buried by her
just before she died, at the age of
seventy. Miss Coates had been an inmate of Plomosgate workhouse for
half a century and had no relatives.
She was never visited. The card was
sent by one of the nurses, and It was
the only thing in the woman's possession that she valued."
In this beautiful world of sunshine
and flowers, of home ties and Christian love, can you imagine a woman
so lonely, so utterly neglected that
she wauld treasure a picture postcard? Of course there must have
been something wrong with Sara'i
Coates; the blame cannot be laid entirely upon humanity. Miss Coates
must haw been at fault and selfish
herself, for even In a workhouse some
friendship can be made by the Inmate Who Btntles and takes an interest in those about her. Friendship
is a fragile plant. It thrives on smiles
and tears, but dies quickly If neglected. In every town, we find people
who have many friends, who are what
the community call popular. If you
analyze their popularity, you will find
that they take an interest In their
neighbors, that they visit the house
of mourning and rejoice with those
that are glad. We have people In
Cumberland who take no part whatever ln welt'uro work; they are members of a fraternity and pay their
dues, but nevoi attend the lodge; they
have automobiles but they never ask
the family that does not own a machine to take a ride. They live selfishly unto themselves and like Sarah
Coates, treasure some trinket thai
some unselfish person gave them. No.
humanity cannot benr all the blame
for these lonely, neglected lives. Yon
must make some effort at belne
friendly yourself If you would have
friends about you. Don't sit ln the
shadow and envy the popular man oi
woman. Get out and make folks
notice you. Smile and speak to other
people. They' will respond and soon
you will find the light of friendship
glowing In the dark corners of your
bitterness and dispelling the shadows
of envy. This is a wonderful old
world It you will only look up and
not down; If you will chase away thnt
frown with a smile. There is so]
much to do, so much to help, that It
Is a crime to gloat over a picture
postcard and bury It when you feel
the chill of death. Was Saruh Coates
afraid someone might enjoy her postcard when she was gone? ,
A country doctor who has reached
..is allotted three score years and ten,
jut is still active in general prac-
-ice, said the other evening: "When
i can no longer respond to the call
it my friend in need, then 1 will take
.u my shingle." Day and night, in
.air weather and ioui, this grand old
aan goes upon his errands of mercy
Those wtio have read Whittier's
Snow Bound," remember the attrac-
.ive picture of the country doctor on
ns rounds, faithful at the call of duty,
and by his sympathetic readiness to
,erve, endearing himself to the whole
.'ommunlty.
The tendency of young doctors to-
lay is to locate In the cities because
.hey believe the up-to-date physician
iiust keep in contact with his colleagues, with technical facilities and
tources of professional Information.
The rural districts must compete
.vlih tbe city to bring the doctors
jack to country practice by developing hospitals, laboratories and public
lealth organizations.
Still, there are country doctors,
general practiciouers grown gray in
lie service of humanity, who would
lot change palces with any city specialist, because of the personal satisfaction they have found in winning
year after year the regard, and even
.he strong affection of an entire rural
lelghborhood.
All the rewards and pleasures of
life are not to be found amid the
hustle and bustle of the Great White
Way.
BOOKS WE READ
If you would really know a man
study the books that he reads or has
■ead. Go into the library of some
.■eally great man and turn through
he pages of the books he was accus-
iomed to read. You will find marked
mssages which show the trend of his
-bought and account for the things
he has done. They reveal his per-
ilstent pursuit of knowledge and
right as nothing else can do. What
a pity that more of us do not follow
he examples of great men—for they
ire readers. We can talk with the
great men of the present, but we must
read to acquire the wisdom of the
;reat men of the past.
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Our Ottawa Letter
OTTAWA—When election returns
were all In last December It looked
tor a time as though the Conservative
party in the House would be small
and Ineffective, and the part it would
be able to play a minor one. Its members were heavily reduced, and a
number of the most aggressive Conservative members—men who would
have been particularly useful In opposition—were out of the House. But
Mr. Meighen with the energy and determination which are among his out
stondlng characteristics, gathered his
little band around him and quickly
succeeded In inspiring them with
much ot his own spirit. During the
session now drawing to a close, while
he was no longer leader ot the Gov
ernment, there was no one to challenge his leadership in the House
The aggressiveness, watchfulness, intellectual keenness, and all the qualities of leadership, Mr. Meighen has
been supreme.
The Conservative members from
British Columbia have taken an out
standing part ot the debates ot the
session. It would be difficult to And
seven men in the House who are the
equal ot Mr. Stevens, Tolmie, Mao-
Kelvie, McQuarrte, Ladner, Clark and
Dickie. ■ Mr. Stevens has long made
prominent place for himself as a
debater of the most ready type; well
informed, eloquent, and logical. On
all agricultural subjects, Dr. Tolmie
has no peer. Mr. MacKelvle on the
fruit industry and Mr. McQuarrte on
the fisheries and General Clark on
military matters are all perfectly at
home; while Mr. Ladner and' Mr
Dickie have proved themselves extremely useful on many occasions.
There is no other province that can
compare with British Columbia In the
general all around versatility of Its
representatives; and they have proved
a tower the strength to Mr. Meighen
in the,House.
The question of provincial rights
of British Columbia was taken up on
the budget debate by Mr. L. J. Lad
ner, of South Vancouver, and ln his
first speech ln the House he made a
very fine Impression and proved a distinct accession to' the debating talent
of the resolution to apply the British
Preference only to goods imported
through Canadian ports; he introduced the resolution asking that the
practice ot paying Imperial pensions
at par in Canada be continued; he
outlined the position of B.C. on the
Crow's Nest agreement. On the reso
lutlon presented by Mr. McQuarrle for
the exclusion of orientals he made a
telling speech. He oppossed the proportional representation resolution
Introduced by the Progressives, pointing out that It was not suited to the
genius of British Institutions except
ln the case of municipal affairs; and
that the illustration of tt as given by
the Progressive group ln the present
Parliament was not encouraging. He
supported the tree admission and
manufacture ot oleomargarine on the
buy oleomargarine, why should they
fair principle—"If the people want to
not be allowed to do so?" He spoke
in the budget debate.
By right of years of service as well
ns many other qualifications Mr. H
H. Stevens, the member for Vancouver
Centre, has taken his place as the
chief lieutenant ot Mr. Meighen in the
House. There is no better equipped
parliamentarian ln Canada. His progress ln the House has been steady
and now by reason of his debating
ability, his grasp ot political subjects
and his moderate manner of stating
his case, he commands the respect ot
all parties. It would be difficult to
give even a summary of the questions
on which Mr. Stevens has touched
during the session.   He is a regula;
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vancement not only ot his own con'
stituency, but of tbe whole province;
but ln a very unusual degree, he is
able to deal with national problems
with an ability given to few men In
the House. His speech on the budget
this year was a very skilful review
of those questions, particularly, affecting the business Interests of Canada; and his criticisms of the repeal
of the anti-dumping clause and the
manner of dealing with depreciated
currency was so powerful that the
Government was obliged to alter Its
original proposals.
Mr. C. H. Dickie, of Nanaimo, and
General Clark, of Vancouver, did not
speak frequently, but their contributions to the debate in which they took
part were ot a very high order, and
they were active in a way which Is
always most useful, and takes a great
deal of a member's time—in committee work. Mr. Dickie's speech on the
displaying as it did conviction tampered with moderation, which are
qualities always valued ln the House
of Commons. He put In a strong plea
for the completion of the dry-dock in
his constituency, and that plea has
proved effective, as the supplementary estimates Just brought down contain a million dollars tor the protection ot this work. Mr, Dickie also
spoke strongly but sanely onthe question ot oriental exclusion.
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WILL HARDING SEIZE MINES)
WASHINGTON, D. C. — President
Harding's proposal that the striking
coal miners go back to work at the
old wage at once and that the operators and miners arbitrate a new wage
scale was taken under advisement
today by both parties in the controversy.
The President's proposal fell little
short of an ultimatum. It breathed
the determination ot the executive to
protect the public from a coal famine
by whatever means he finds feasible,
if his efforts to bring the warring
factions together should prove unavailing, s. It Is not doubted that, as
a last resort, the President would assume control of the mines ln the
name of the government and effect a
resumption of coal production.
The tourist won't stay long If forest
fire smoke hides tbe scenery.
New Lines
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SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1922
THE  CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER
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TIP BURN OF POTATOES
(Experimental Farm Note)
ThlB disease is first seen on potato
plants about the latter part of July,
with the most severe effects from the
middle of August to the first week in
September. The leaves exhibit a
burning at their tips and margins,
later the whole top withers and the
plant dies prematurely. This condition Is most noticeable iu hot, dry,
windy weather and particularly during periods of dry and sunny weather
following rain.
With regard to the cause of this
disease, there Is much difference of
opinion, and several agencies have
been suggested as responsible for the
burning of the loaves. The effect ot
the surface of leaves ln extreme heat
excessive evaporation of water from
and sunshine with the consequent
death of certain cells ln the leaf, has
been suggested as the cause of tip
burn. Other authorities claim to have
definitely demonstrated that the potato lest hopper Is the cause of tip
burn; thus the name "hopper burn,"
which is also applied to this disease.
More recent investigators associate
the leaf hopper with the disease, but
claim that there Is some "specific
either normal or extraneous, whie'i
Is transmitted hy the leaf hopper and
Is the direct cause ot the burning on
the potato leaves. This was shown
by the fact that tip burn could be
produced by Inoculating macerated
leaf hoppers into potato loaves.
The regular Bordeaux mixture
spray haB been found to be beneficial
in the control of this disease. Those
believing Iu extreme heat nnd sun
shine as the principal causal agency
associate this control with the layer
of Bordeaux mixture on the leaf act
ing as a protection from severe
evaporation. Others claim that it destroys the hoppers   and   again    tho
spray is also supposed   to act as a
deterrant for the hoppers.
In any case the Bordeaux mlxturs
has been demonstrated as capable of
arresting tho development of the
burning and this is but further proof
of the importance ot careful andsys-
tematic spraying of potato plants.
60,000 Houses Go Up In Smoke
The forest fire losses of British
Columbia last season are estimated
by the Canadian Forestvy Association
to represent the wood materials re
quired to construct no fewer than
60,000 ten-roomed frame houses. The
losses in Ontario, Quebec and New
Brunswick represent many times the
quantity of wood that is being utilized
this season in the building of homes.
Hay - Fever
AsTHMA, SUMMER COLDS.
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A firm of British motor car mann
faoturers has decided lo establish £
branch factory ln Canada.
A thorough mineral reconnaissance
of Northern British Columbia will be
undertaken by Dr. Hanson, of the
Geological Survey of Canada, thlB
summer. He will be specially on the
lookout for petroleum.
Summer dresses—some are almost
MRS. ASQUITH ON AMERICA
What She Saw at Niagara Falls
In the instalment ot Mrs. Asquith'u
American diary, appearing in the
"Evening Standard," the following
letter Is quoted: —
"New York City.
"Madam,—If you wish for very substantial proof of the exatcltude of
your remark that maidens got drunk
at dances, all you have   to   do is to
send someone, unobtrusively, to 	
to obtain from the waiters and waitresses, an account of the lamentable
condition In which scores of the girls
were taken home after   two   recent
balls held at the Hotel , one of
the most fashionable hotels In New
York.
"It was not the fault ot the management, and I am told no more dances
of the sort will be permitted there."
"I am a very disgusted sister of one
of the young girls, and am trying hard
to dissuade her from accepting Intoxicants at these parties."
"This Is only one of the many letters I received on this subject," says
Mrs. Asquith.
Letters appreciative of her "Autobiography" are quoted. In one of
these the writer says:—
"To Margot Asquith: I read your
volume a year ago and at once decided
if it was a girl I would call her "Mar-
got.' . . Here's hoping that some
of the wealth ot your qualities will go
with the name 'Margot' to my little
one. F "
The Rood to Niagara
Motoring out to Niagara from Buffalo, Mrs. Asquith found that the
Falls, far from being a lonely spot
are surrounded by gasometers, steel
factories, and chimney-pots.
As a complete outsider with a
short and hurried experience of the
United States, what has struck me
more than anything else is the way
that everything over here is commercialised. Upon every road that I havo
travelled I have been shocked by the
huge billboards and advertisements
of the most flamboyant kind.
It was characteristic of the population that our chaffeur did not pull up
at the Falls, but, upon our stopping
him, he said he had presumed we
wanted to go to the power station.
"It is much the same everywhere
in America. In Chicago the Michigan
Boulevard, with the lovely lake on
one side and grand buildings on the
other, running at enormous width for
a long way, is one of the finest broadways in the world, but it is spoilt by
a vulgar erection at the end advertising something or other against the
sky in electric bulbs of rapid and
changing colors.
"I found the people I met were more
interested ln the following report on
Indignation meetings than anything 1
could say upon the Michigan Boulevard:—
"Blame Girls for 'Snugglepupping'
and 'Petting Parties' in Chicago.
"Male 'Flappers' Parents Hold Indignation Meeting.
"Boys Who Don't Follow Fair Companions' Face Called 'Sissies, Poor
Boobs, and Flat Tires.'"
(The articles are copyrighted In the
United States of America by the Bell
Syndicate, and In the United Kingdom
by Thornton Butterworth (Limited),
who will publish the full text ln volume form.)
I Ho=Ho Theatre
1   FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JULY 14th and 15th
I      BETTY COMPSON
Wedding
SHEPHERD • HAUGHAN
The marriage took place in Victoria
recently of Mr. Walter (Salty) -Shepherd, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Shepherd, Nanaimo, to Miss Nansy
Haughan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Haughan, North Wellington.
B.C. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd spent
a few days In Seattle, after which
they returned to Ladysmlth where
they will make their residence.
Miss Haughan was until recently on
the staff of the Cumberland General
Hospital. Mr. Walter Shepherd has
many friends and acquaintances here
In Cumberland, having played football
In the Upper Island league, and at
present a member of the Ladysmlth
baseball team which visited Cumberland lust Saturday.
-IN—
Frank Marple, a Northern Alberta
rancher, has added a number of pure
bred cattle, sheep and hogs to his
farm stock, which he purchased In
British Columbia, being much impressed with their line quality.
The Prince ot Wales has added four
English thoroughbred stallions nnd
live mares to the live stock on his
Alberta ranch, having sent them from
England, One of the stallions was
purchased In the Old Country recently for $55,0000.
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SLAT'S DIARY
Friday—If pa woodent of got to
tawking this evning wile we had Co.
visiting us he probly
woodent of made any
brakes by his Conversation. A lady was a
telluig us about her pa
being sick on acct. of
havelng the menzels
and the mumps and
hooping cuffs & Colic
all at once and the
same time when he
was only 4 yrs. old.
While we was all quiet
pa up and Inquires of
her Did yure pa live
threw it.
Saturday — ma hud
anticipated that I wood
wlrk in the garden this morning and
then I was to go to the crick a swimming this P.m. But with 1 thing another 1 forgot the garden wirk. Then
ma got contrary and cancelled my
swimming trip & made me stay at
home all evning and all I cud do was
to look at the electric lite and walcll
the Bats running around up in the
air.
Sunday—Bill Hlx nnd his wife went
on there vacation today, he went
north and she went East. Pa says
the reason was that they can't live
happy together unless they are apart
from each another.
Monday—I red In' the noosepaper
that everybuddy shud ought to Im
prove there Vocabulary and I ast pa
how to improve it nnd he replyed and
sed he gess it was done by deep
breething and etc.
Tuesday—I gess pa Is sick ln tired
of polatlx aud Candidates, he snys It
use to be that a man got elected to
see how much good he cud do the
county and now they try to see how
much good the county can do them.
Wednesday—At the lawn fate touite
I got Teds girl to cum with mo and
I brung her ice cream and cake till
my 15c. was exausted, A Ted was
sore and culled me a ole chicken theif
witch was u pritty good joak. I think
so at lease.
Thursday — I'a layed off today and
he dlsBidod him and me wood wirk in
Ihe gulden. But the truble with pa
is that when we wlrk together he
keeps Idling me just how to do It an.l
lie sets around and acks like a Audi-
BREAD!
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Rread with milk and fruit is
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SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1922
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Children's Crepe Ron pers and Dresses in good
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i. hildren's Socks in a' sorted colors 35c'to 65c.
Ladies' Silk Camisole.', straps, in pink and white,
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White Duck, and Pique Skirts, value to $2.50
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ladies' Silk Sweaters, in henna, white and navy,
$10.50 each.
Ladies' White Underskirts, trimmed with embroidery and tucks, $1.00 each.
White Underskirts, very special quality, nicely
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Men's Khaki Pants, $2.50 and $3.50.
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DURBAR
Do you remember the 1914 Derby?
There Is a good story told about that.
It has been told before, but it may
as well be told again, even though a
few weeks ago it was pinched without authority by a member of the
Northcliffe Press.
One of the multitudinous gang of
Yanks who favored us with their
presence until the war started found
himself in London on the eve o£ Derby
day.
It suddenly struck him that he
could not very well say that he had
done England as It should be done
ln the first week of June If he had
not done, or been done, at the Derby.
So 1:( went to Epsom.
Arrived there, he found himself
witli a "o'rect card" in bis hand, and
bo determined to play bis part thoroughly, hi resolved to indulge In a
little flutter.
Having examined the runners
closely he suddenly strolled over to
one of the fraternity nnd deposited
his little doll"!' on Durbar II.
Do you ' "ii.' mlier the result of the
race? The i'nnk knew about as much
about Durb.u II's chances as you
know about Lloyd George's at the
next Genoa conference. But Durbar
II. won —and the Yank went to collect his boodle.
"Yes, sir," said the bookie, "that's,
right.    Ten,  fifteen,  twenty, twenty
five, thirty, thirty-five,    forty, forty
five, fifty, fifty-live, sixty ....
Er, excuse me, Guv'nor, you are the
unly bloke what 'as done It on me
today with this 'orse. Might I ask
whether you got It straight from the
'orse's  mouth, or wot?"
"Waal," drawled the Yank, "I'll
tell you how 1 got It. You see, I have
been in this country four or five
times, and every time 1 have gone
back I travelled on a boat called Durbar. It got me safe home each time,
and I thought to myself this Durbar
might get me safe home as well here.
And, he has done."
" 'Ow blinking Interesting," remarked the bookie as he commenced
to carry on with the payment. "Seventy, eighty, ninety, one 'undred, and
an 'undred and five. And I wish to
Gawd yer boat had bin the pleading
Titanic, blarst yer!"—Winning Post.
THE KNOCKERS
"The paper Is rotten, . the   paper Is
dead,
"It's a heluva rag," so everyone said
"It's news is all stale and Its Jokes
are  punk
"It's  looks are disgraceful, Its copy
Is bunk."
No words could express    what they
wished to say;
They composed in Its honor a grim
hymn of hate
—Yet oh how they howled when the
paper was late!
FLAPPF.MS.MS
"I  think you're   wonderful;
do you think of me?"
what
MUSIC CO.
Cumberland and Courtenay
The Rag Bag
Inflamed with patriotism. Terry
O'Toole had used language calculated
to provoke a breach of the peace towards an unsympathetic Saxon crowd
one Saturday night; and the base and
brutal Metropolitan police took him
inside, as much for his own sake as
tor other people's. As he was borne
away he noticed a friendly face in the
jeering mob.
"Run home then, Mollle me dear,'
he called out, "and tell 'em that an
other one has been Incarcerated for
Ould Olreland."
The girl ran home and repeated the
message as well as she was able,
Terry's mother burst Into lamentations.
"Ochone, me boy's ruined for life,"
she cried. "An' him just going to be
married, too!"
AW, (10 ONI
A girl we like
Is Kitty Britt;
She never tells us;
"Now  you quit!"
)We hereby announce that we just
burned up three one hundred dollar
bills. Easier to burn 'em than to pay
'em,
"Our young 'Erb Is a young terror,
'e 'Is; 'e can curse and swear Jest like
'Is old dad," boasted one lady of the
S.E. district to another.
"An' do 'e go to Sunday school?"
" W'y'no; 'e's too little for that yet."
The latest thing ln men's trousers
are women.
Who said a mosquito   on   hand Is
worth two in the bush?
PATHETIC
Now I lay me down to snooze,
In my big cellar filled with booze,
If I should die before I wake,
Oh gloom!   my booze I cannot take.
Fashion Hint:   There will be little
change In men's pockets this spring.
The girl who bathes at Royston Beach
Who always has a "him,"
Is the one who likes the water
But who never learns to swim.
About the only thing scarcer than
hen's teeth are pretty girls who don't
know It.
Flaming advertisements tell us of a
prize competition ln which large sums
may be won by naming the fifteen
most popular pastimes.
Flooterpush was putting down the
idea of the most popular pastime he
knew when MrB. F. came and looked
over his shoulder, and boxed his ears.
All some people save   for a rainy
day is a borrowed umbrella.
Very tew dollar bills    have   ever
beeu in a collection plate.
Never count your chickens befors
they return trom a friend's garden.
A girl I like
Is Florence Flynn;
Her father has
Some Gordon gin.
The greatest study of mankind i3
man.   The greatest puzzle Is woman.
The sin's that mock us here below
In heaven will all be missed.
But how can we be good with no
Temptations to resist?
DOCTORS' OFFICE
HOURS CHANGED
After July 1st, and until further
notice, Dr. MacNaughton and Dr.
Hicks will have office hours as follows:
Evenings 5-6, Instead of 6.30 to 7.80.
Mornings 9-10, as usual.
Sundays and holidays, morning
hours only.
WANTED
WANTED TO PURCHASE; A STUMP
puller, must be ln good and serviceable condition. State make, condition and price. 0. F., Islander office.
FOR SALE
FOR SALE—DESIRABLE WATER-
frontuge property at Royston Beach
In Ave aud seven acre blocks, would
make ideal homesites; these are
selling fast. $150 an acre on long
terms. F. R. Fraser Blscoe, Courtenay.
FOR SALE — THOROUGHBRED
cocker spaniels; males. Apply
C. B. Stirrup, Courtenay Road,
FOR SALE — 4-ROOMED HOUSE,
Good locality. Apply C. E. Burbridge, 303 Windermere Avenue.
HEMSTITCHING AND PLEATINd
attachment; fits any machine.
Price (2.50. Personal checks llle
extra. BRIDGMAN SALES AGENCY, Box 42, St. Catharine's, Ont.
Jy 8
C-ROOMED HOUSE FOR SALE—IN
first-class condition. Recently papered, painted and shingled. On
Windermere Avenue, lot 7, Also,
two-roomed shack, recently beaver
boarded. Apply Harry Armstrong,
P. O. BOX 49, Jy 22
Personal Mention
W. B. McDonald, of Vancouver, auditor of the Workmen's Compensation
Hoard, was here on official business
on Thursday.
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Gillespie, son and
daughter, of Vancouver, arrived on
Wednesday and will camp at Gartley's
Point for a few days.
Miss Joyce Burrell and Mr. Burrell,
of Berkley Place, Victoria, who have
been visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Lymn, left on Friday for home.
The Bishop ot Columbia left on
Monday for Victoria.
Dr. R. E. McKechnle, of Vancouver,
<vas In town on Sunday.
Mrs. Fred Smith, who was burned
out at No. 3 camp, Is staying at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Baird.
Miss King left on Tuesday for Vancouver and Victoria.
Ronald Sutherland, son of Dr. Sutherland of Vancouver, is visiting- Dr.
and Mrs. Hicks at the Bench.
Mr. J. McDonald, Dominion Topographical surveyor, accompanied by
Mrs. McDonald, who has been working in the district for some time, is
leaving shortly for Hornby Island.
"Mrs. M. A. Bellby and granddaughter, Miss Mabel Hall, ot Vancouver,
arrived ln town on Tuesday on a visit
to Mrs. J. J. Potter, nelce of Mrs.
Bellby.
Mr. Craig, of the Royal Academy of
Music, London, Eng., arrived In town
on Tuesday to take the musical ex-.
amlnatlons.
Mr. J. D. McKenzle, Dominion Geologist, and Mr. H. A. Rose, of Vancouver, arrived in town on Saturday.
They left on Monday for Campbell
River to work there.
FOUND AT LAST
A man took his wife to the doctor,
who put a thermometer Into her
mouth and told her to keep her mouth
shut for two or three minutes. When
departing the man tapped the doctor
ou the shoulder and said:
"Doctor, what will you take for
that thing?"
Nu=JelI
THE PERFECT JELLY POWDER
12t -"Delicious  Flavbrs « \ £
Sets Quickly, Firm and Clear
6 Packages Nu-Jell, value        75c
1 Genuine Aluminum Jelly Mould, value      75c
Total $1.50
VfmSJFEY - $1.00
Harry Home's Famous Double
Cream Custard Powder
50c. per lb. Tin
FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY TRY
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. GROCERY
Birth
\
FOURACRE—Born to Mr. and Mrs.
V. W. Fouracre of Third Street,
Cumberland, on July 13th, 1922—
a daughter.
Ancient Order of Foresters
PICNIC
It Is proposed to hold a picnic under auspices of the above at
Kye Bay, Sunday, July 23 rd
All members of the above order are invited to attend with
their families. If all members who Intend going will Inform
either the Secretary of Court Bevan or Cumberland before
TUESDAY, JULY 18th, adequate transportation will be procured.     Ice cream, soft drinks and transportation free.
mtixi.Yont own eats
J. VAUGHAN, Secretary,
P.O. Box 181, Cumberland
NOTICE
CUMBERLAND & UNION WATERWORKS COMPANY
Until further notice water can be used for sprinkling
purposes only from 6 to 8 a.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m.
By Order of the Board.
EASTBOUND
SUMMER EXCURSIONS
From Vancouver and Victoria
MINNEAPOLIS
$72.00
DULUTH
CHICAGO
DETROIT
(80.00 LONDON      $118.75
$105.66 TORONTO    9118.76.
NIAGARA FALLS   $120.05
MONTREAL   $182.75QUEBEC     $141.80
ST. JOHN   $160.80 HALIFAX    $166\»5
BOSTON   $158.85
NEW YORK    $147.40
113.00 additional for ocetin trip between Victoria and Prince
Rupert. On Bale dally tu August 21st. Final return limit Oct.
31st.
Choice of Routes—Stopovers and Stdetrlps.
E. W. BICKLE, Agent, Cumberland, B.C.
^Canadian National Railwaqs
Mr. Archer loft on Thursday    for
Vancouver.
Miss Betty Bryden, of Victoria, Is
visiting her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Tarbell.
POLICE  COURT NEWS
N. Knutson, of Union Bay, was lined
$15 and costs for driving a car while
intoxicated on Sunday last. He was
also fined $5 and costs for not wearing his chaffeur's badge on the same
occasion.
Wood for Sale
DOUBLE LOAD
for 	
$7.00
McKENZIE AND GRAY
Phone 92L Happy Valley
CITY OP CUMBERLAND
Final Notice To
Owners Of Dogs
Owners of dogs, who have neglected
to pay their dog taxes for the current
year, are notified that such taxes must
be paid at once.
After July 15 proceedings will be
taken against persons who have failed
to pay their dog taxes.
D. Campbell's
Meat  Market
My endeavor ia to please my
customers, and that with best
"Service," reasonable prices,
and best and freshest quality of
goods.
Fresh and Cured Meats, Vegetables and Fruits
D. CAMPBELL
Moir's
High Grade
Chocolates
FRESH STOCK ALWAYS
/
ON HAND
New shipments of these high-
grade confections arrive every
two weeks, ensuring fresh good!
all the time.
Henderson's

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