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The Cumberland Islander Aug 21, 1920

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TWENTY-NINTH YEAR-No. 34.     <T7to?nW)la'i|i.>
Between Three and Four. Thousand People Turn Out to Enjoy the
Canadian Collieries Employees' Picnic at Royston—Beautiful
Weather Prevailed and No Accident Marred the Pleasure—
Lengthy Sports Programme Carried Out on Schedule.
Recreation Hall for Cumberland
President Fleming Announces That Tenders Soon to Be Called for
Large Recreation Hall for Cumberland—First Aid Contest
and Tugs-of-War Special Features—Baseball and Football
Competitions Continued Following Day.
The Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., and their employees
are to be congratulated on the splendid results attained at the
third annual picnic held at Royston on Saturday last. Practically
the entire populations of Cumberland, Union Bay and Bevan
journeyed to the grounds at Royston, which is ideally situated for
the purpose, being close to the Island Highway and rail on the one
side and the beach and Comox harbor on the other. The employees, their wives and children were conveyed from Cumberland
by a special train of fourteen cars. A'.special train also ran from
Union Bay to the grounds. In addition, hundreds of automobiles
owned by residents of the various localities which form the centre
of the Comox mines, conveyed large numbers.
This annual event is now established as the gala day of the north
end of Vancouver Island through the success which has attended
previous picnics, resulting from the splendid co-operation and
kindly feeling that exists between the Company and its employees.
For weeks previously the management had a gang of men working
on the grounds, building grandstands and installing all the necessary equipment, such as refreshment stands, tlig-of-war platform
with mechanical indicator for showing progress of events, bandstand and speaking platform, etc. Tracks for the running events
were marked olF and protected by ropes. Provision were made for
quoits and bosche games; water pipes were laid over the entire
grounds, with drinking fountains and water taps connected, while
a large steam boiler supplied necessary hot water for picnickers.
The children were given every consideration and were supplied
with swings and chute-the-chutes on an elaborate scale, while the
stellar attraction for the small folks was the merry-go-round, run
by power supplied by the indispensible Ford.
Abundance of Refreshments.
For refreshment** tbe company supplied two hundred gallons ot ice cream
aud fifteen thousand ice cream cane;, which were issued free to the children
und ladies during the day, besides which sucks of peanuts, chocolate bars anil
oranges by the thousand wero given to the children as they entered the
grounds. For Quenching their thirst twenty barrels of soft drinks were
The company stood the entire expense of tho picnic, the employees contributed one dollar each towards the prize fund for the various events, which
numbered over fifty, entailing over a thousand dollars hi prizes.
Grand Drawing Wkh Many Valuable Prizes.
A special feature of the picnic was the grand drawing, for which over forty
valuable prizes had been donated by lbc various firms doing business with
Ihe company. The prizes included a handsome silver tea service, silver kettle
and afand, electric irons, etc. Tickets for this drawing swero .issued to all
employees of Ihe company, one ,11-jkel to single men aud two to the benedicts.
Among lbc prominent persons present were noticed Henry S3. Fleming of
New York, President of the Canadian Collieries IDunsmuir). Ltd., who Is here
on a prolonged slay iu connection with Ihe proposed steel plant; James M.
Savage. General Manager; Thomas Graham. General Superintendent, who took
an active part in the pleasure of others and acted a3 ollicial starter for
various events; Charles Graham. District Superintendent, acting as Director
of Committees; P. S. Fagan, Assistant Secretary; Q, C. Baker, Cashier, and
James .McGregor of Victoria. Chief Inspector of Mines.
The Cumberland City Band, under to the shady   nooks   of   the   woods,
the leadership of Mr. Paolo .Monte, ac-
compaulcd the -train, playing selections on the way and throughout the
day el the grounds, which atlded much
to Ihe enjoyment of those present.
Events Ran Off on Schedule.
Notwithstanding tho large number
of events on Ihe programme, nil the
races wore got olT on schedule time,
and much praise Is duo to tho olllcials
and committeemen for the way they
managed tlllnga. The first part of Ihe
day was (alien up mostly with junior
races, followed by one of tbe main
events of the day, the First Aid con-
tost, for which live teams entered,
No, I Underground and No.*4 Surface
or tho Comox Mines. Alter a very
close contest, In which Ihe public took
considerable Interest, the Underground
team won by one point. Tho judges
for this event were Dr. P. H. Millard
others lo the beach, and a large number to the G. W. V. A. refreshment
stand, operated for the purpose of
raising funds for furnishing the new
Memorial Hull new being completed.
Short Speeches.
Luncheon over a short Interval was
devoled to speeches, when short addresses were delivered emphasising
the magnificent spirit of co-operation
and guild feeling existing between the
itiiiiiugement and lis employees,
Robert Walker, of Cumberland, President of the Picnic Committee, was thc
first speaker. He spoko of tho pleasant relations thai existed between the
"company and Its employees, contrasting very vividly the difference between
the management of today and that of
nun. lie spoke feelingly of tho tremendous amount of good work accomplished along that H.ic since the ad-
Boiler of No. I Engine of Comox
Logging Company Exploded,
Causing Two Deaths.
The blowing up of No. I spot locomotive of the Comox Logging & Hallway company near Camp 2 on Wednesday morning cast a gloom over the
whole valley, where all the men were
well known and liked.
.   Samuel Willoughby, aged 35 Is dead.
F, P. Davidson, fireman, dead.
Wilbur Watson, severely scalded.
There were many eyewitnesses to
see how tiie accident happened, but it
would be (utile to attempt to give
reasons until the Inquest has sat and
expert evidence in available.
No. 4 spot locomotive, wliieh was
considered one of the best in the
possession ot tlie company, was pulling a train ol* IB cars of logs from
Camp 3. They bad been stalled and
No. 3 crew had been sent down to pull
(hem up. No, 3 had just uncoupled
and pulled oft' and No. 4 spot -and her
crew wero on the main line above tbe
iding near Camp 2 on the Headquarters side. It was about eight o'clock
and the engine with its train of logs
was standing silll when the locomotive
Happy Gathering at Union Hotel
Last Evening Complimentary to Football Club
blew up without warning.   At the time  Ing.
it is fortunate indeed that there is
no football game today, for after the
number of prime, well cooked chickens
—with ull the appropriate trimmings
and other good things—consumed al
the complimentary dinner tendered to
the Cumberland United Football Club
by some gentlemen of Cumberland ai
the Union Hotel last evening, they
would be easy pickings for their
Some thirty members of the club
and Invited guests sat down to a sumptuous repast at 8.30 and the fun and
jollity continued until midnight. His
JVofflhlp .Mayor McDonald occupied
the cliulr, and with him wore Mr.
Chas. Graham, Mr. Jack Quinn, toast-
master, and Air. Dill Walker, manager
of the (earn. Mr. J. C. McGregor sent
an apology for his unavoidable absence. After "full" justice had been
done to the good things—and, my!
how those footballers do love chickens
(both Kinds)—the rest of the evening
was spent In songs, speeches "and recitations, a very  pleasant  time   result-
Wilbur Watson was counting out some
money to Willoughby, the engineer, a
matter of ninety dollars, which Mr.
Pony Hanson, foreman at Camp 3 had
given him to turn In at Headquarters.
Wat ion was affaid of losing It and he
was counting It out with a view to
turning It over to the engineer when
the accident happened. It Is curious
to note that all this money was recovered. Davidson, the fireman, was on
his own side of the cab.
An eye witness on No. 3 said he saw
two bursts of steam on either side
Continued on Page Seven.
Funeral Today
The funeral of F. P. Davidson, who
died as a result of Injuries received ln
the locomotive explosion al Headquarters, wlll take place this afternoon at
.1 o'clock, from (Die uuderlakliw Parlors of Mr. Sutton, nnd'ivlll proceed tof ■,*„ gqllg, "His Day's Work Was Done.
■Sandwick, where Ihe remains will be
inferred. Iter. Thos. llenzles will
lake the service.
The Cumborland School Trustees
have secured a new principal for the
pahlle school In the place of Mr.
llTohnrdK. All*. Chas. Hi. Balnbridge
has been appointed to the position.
He has been In charge of the superior
school at New Denver, B.C., for four
years. Previously he had taught at
South Wellington and Nanaimo, so
that he Is acquainted with the Island.
lu order to provide additional accommodation for tlie scholars the tour-
roomed school building is to be increased to eight rooms by adding another story; the school trustees wlll
then have at their disposal two eight-
,1'oomed buildings.
Grand Raffle
„t courtenay, Dr. .1. A, Gillespie1 of.^,  of   nmM   Qniham< 0ell(,r(ll
Vancouver, Dr, Geo. K. MacNaughton
nnd Dr. 10. 11. Hicks of Cumberland.
Immediately alter the judges awarded
their decision, James McGregor, Chief
Inspector ot Mines, presented the
winners with tlie shield donated by
the Hon. William Sloan, Minister df
Mines; this shield was won by the
team from No. Seven at the lirst picnic and by the team from No. Four
last year. ,
Tho men representing the two teams
in the First Aid contest were:
No. 4 Surface—John Taylor, Chas.
Nash, Marry Dolly, Jim Lockhart and
Wm. Whltehouse.
No. 4 Underground— Wm. Beveridge,
Jonnlhon Taylor, Louis Frnneesehlnl,
Itobt. Held and John S. Williams.
At tills stage the crowd adjourned
to luncheon, a  largo  number  taking
i Superintendent, and ('buries Oraham,
. District Superintendent. The splendid
relations now prevailing wero the results of fair treatment, and square
dealing on tlie part of the management. All the old antagonisms had
been wiped out. resulting ln better
conditions for all concerned.
Henry S. Fleming, President of the
company, was the next speaker, who
said he was pleased to know that such
harmony existed between the employees and management. Wo all
have our differences, Jig said, and the
only way "to- solve them was to talk
them over and smooth them out.
Recreation Hall to Be Built.
Mr. Fleming brought forth enthusiastic applause by the announcement
(hat the company would shortly call
Continued on Page Two.
The following is a list of winning
numbers iu the Grand Raffle the prizes
for which have not yet been called for.
Prizes must be claimed on or before
the 28th day of August, otherwise they
will be forfeited and carried over for
next year's raffle.
No. IMS. ?r> bill; No. 290, silver ton
set; No. 3111, Goodyear Inner tube; No.
327, pair men's tennis shoes; No. 423,
$°6 bill; No. 421), $5 bill; No. fiOD, Con-
goleum rug; No. filii, $5 bill; No. 52!),
***6 bill; No. 7GB. fo bill; No. 831, $5
bill; No. 801, bathing cap; No. 876,
electric Iron; No. 1)17, »5 bill; No. 088,
running bonrd mats; No. 1325. 20-lb.
sack sugar; No. 1401, $5 bill; No. 1437,
$K bill; No. 1628, pocket compass; No.
1(180, ?5 bill; No. 1858, $5 bill.
Mayor McDonald gave a few appropriate remarks, congratulating the
team on their success and the good
sportsmanship displayed. The vocal
part of the programme was opened*
by Sir. Doherty with a well sung song,
followed by Jas. Drown, "The Cottage
By the Sea"; Jack Smith, "Bonny
Alary of Argyle";' Jock Clark, a comic
song which was encored, and Teddy
Jackson with a recitation.
Then came a toast to the Cumberland United Football Club, followed
by a rousing song by Air. Quinn, en^
titled, "Cumberland and District
League," which brought down the
house. Mr. G. Richardson, president
of the club, gave a few remarks, complimenting the members on their success during the last season In winning
the McBride Shield and Cup. Bobby
Brown got Into the star class with
his rendition of "Has Anybody Seen
Our Cat?" as also Did Bill Walker iu
War Trophies
Two German Machine Guns and
a 7.*)-Millimeter Gun on the
Way to Cumberland.
His Worship Alayor McDonald has
received Information from the War
Trophies Commission that" tho war
trophies requested by Cumberland have
been shipped, and include two German
machine guns and one 75-milllmeter.
They were shipped from Ottawa on
August 7, and should be here before
Then Jack Williams complied with a
On Mr. Chas. Graham being called
upon for a few remarks, he said It
gave blm great pleasure to congratulate the club on its performance during the past season. They had gone
through the season and succeeded lu a
way very few teams could equal. In
their determination to win out they
had shown the proper lighting spirit.
We feel very proud, said Mr. Oraham,
of the distinction of winning the Provincial Championship, ft is the lirst
time and he hoped It would not bo tlie
last. Any team that wants to get that
cup has got to do some scrapping, not
wilh their hands hut with their feet,
said the speaker.
In not winning out In the Summer
League, he said, the club had itself to
blame. There is only one thing tbat
makes a winning team—and the same
applied to all other things In life—and
that was strict attention to business.
Our team was not In good shape. The
Nanaimo team hud won out on their
superior condition and control, condition wns more essential in summer
Ihan in whiter, as It took more out of
the players. The new season wlll soon
he here and he felt sure If the boys
took the lesson to heart they can take
everything before them.
Then followed songs by Stubbart
Quinn ami Wyllo* Doherty giving an
Instrumental solo. John Smith gave
a song, followed by a recitation by Mr.
Graham, ;A Turkish Hath."
Air. Nat Bevis made a very good Impression with his talk. He said tbe
splendid standing of the football club
was very largely due to the great Interest taken In it by Air. Thomas
Graham, not as a representative ol*
lbc company hut ns a football enthusiast. Ho had been the means of the
Cumberland United Football Club being where it was today. The local
learn had received more support during the past year than ever before.
Mr. Graham's efforts were recognized
outside of Cumberland, for he had been
given tho highest honor In football
circles In the province, thc Honorary
Presidency of the British Columbia
Provincial Football Association, and
(his was entirely at the Instigation of
the Mainland delegates at the meeting
held recently In Vancouver. Willi
proper training, added Air. Bevis, he
could not see* any obstacle to them
winning further successes in the coming season.
Songs   folowed   by  .Mr.  Bevis  und
Council Gives Third Reading to Amendment Barring Cows From
Streets—Merchants Having Fire Menace on Premises to Be
Prosecuted Unless Danger Eliminated—City Finances in Very
Satisfactory Condition.
While nothing of a startling nature was before the regular
meeting of the Cauncil on Monday night, several imptirtant matters were dealt wijh. The city finances were shown to be in a
very good condition, and if the outstanding taxes can be collected
the year should finish up without an overdraft. An amendment
to the Pound Bylaw prohibiting cows from wandering on the
streets was put through. •
Several of the aldermen spoko of the danger caused by the
dumping of waste paper, packing, old boxes, etc., in the yards of
some of the important stores in the town. These people will be
prosecuted unless the datiger in case of fire is removed.
His Worship Alayor McDonald occupied tlie chair, Aldermen Pickard,
Bannerman, Wier, Brown, Thomson and Parnham and City Clerk Alordy being
In attendance.
Convention of Union of B. C. Municipalities.
A communication from the secretary of tho Union of B. C. Municipalities
was received, notifying the council that tlie annual convention of the union
Willi be held this year at Nelson on October 6, 7 and 8. The question of sending delegates wlll be dealt with at next meeting.
In connection' with the request for tho war trophies promised Cumberland,
a reply was received from Air. H. S. Clements, saying he was doing all in his
power to forward Cumberland's request.
City Finances in Satisfactory State.
Accounts amounting to $136.87 were read aud referred to the Finance Committee for approval.
The report of the Finance Committee showed that there was the sum ol
$6347.79 in the bank and on hand. The total receipts so far this year had
amounted to $26,778.75, while $20,430.96 had been, expended. The school
estimates for the year were $19,070, of which $10,426 had been expended, leaving approximately $8,640 for schools expenditure. About $6100 Is still to come
from the government for school grants.
Amendment to Pound Bylaw.
An amendment to the Pound Bylaw Introduced by Alderman Parnham was
put through Its three readings, anil it will come up for final decision at next
meeting. This amendment provides that cows must be kept off the streets at
all hours. The penalty is $2.00 per head. Many complaints were voiced of
the great amount of damage done to gardens, etc., by wandering cows, besides
the nuisance to'the public generally. Along with this discussion complaints
were made of horses being at large in the city, some of the principal offenders
said to be horses belonging to the Dominion Police.
The Board of Works will look into the matter of securing another wagon as
there is a large amount of work to be done, and the wagon now ln use is
showing the effects of continual use.
Fire Menace to Be Removed.
Alderman Wier, reporting for the Board of Health, drew the attention of
tbe Council to the highly Inflammable state of somo of the business premises,
the owners of which seem to have a habit of dumping litter, paper packing
and boxes In their yards, making a fire hazard of an extreme kind. Several
alderman concurred iu these statements aud the council decided to warn the
offenders, and falling a clean-up prosecutions will follow. •      (
Another nuisance mentioned was the amount of paper thrown on the main
trcet, giving an unsightly appearance. A little civic pride was urged oy
the council.
At the Anglican Church on Sunday
evening. Rev. Dr. Clark, D.D., a noted
preacher from Chattanooga, Tennessee,
will deliver the sermon.
The Cumberland Junior Baseball
Club, winners of the picnic tournament. Is giving a dance in the Ilo-llo
Dance Hall on Tuesday evening next,
at 9.3U, continuing until 2 a.m.
Judging by the success which attended the previous dance held by the
Juniors, a good turn-out and jolly time
Is confidently anticipated.
Alonlc's orchestra will furnish the
music for the occasion.
The Secretary acknowledges the receipt of $78.01, which was raised by
Mrs. Myers for the Auxiliary by selling chances on a cushion which she
donated. The drawing look place al
the Company picnic,"the lucky winner
being Air. Joe Dallos. Tiie Auxiliary
takes Ibis opportunity of thanking
'Mrs. Myers and all who contributed
by buying tickets.
A tax milt' of lots -situate in tho
Comox Electoral District will he held
on October 7, for taxen due the Provincial Government for 1918 and years
previous Owners can pay their taxes
up to the end of this month and so
save tax sale cfosts. There Is a large
number of lots affected.
General Meeting to Be ffeld on
Sunday in City Hall for
Election of Officer**.
AM football enthusiasts arc Invltod
to attend the general meeting of tho
Cumberland   United   Football   Club,
which  will  be held in the City  Hi.II
tomorrow evening ai 7.no. The apodal
business Is election of oflicers for tbe
ensuing year.
On inquiry at St. Joseph's Hospital
it.is reported that Mr. A. Bergstroin.
who was badly hurt In the auto accident near Courtenay two weeks ago.
is making good progress towards recovery.
Jock Clark, after wliieh a toast complimentary to Host "Bill" Jones of the
Union Hotel was heartily drunk, to
.vbirh he suitably replied. Incidentally" it should be mentioned that Mr-
Jones donated the liquid refreshments,
for tbo gathering.
Tlie oinging of "Auld Lang Syne"
brought a happy gatiterlng to a close.
Meeting Called  for Wednesday
Next for Purpose of Forming"
Upper Island League.
A meeting of the Upper Island
Football Association is called for
Wednesday evening next nt Nanaimo,
for tlie purpose of forming the Upper
Island League.
It Is expected thnt about six teams
will enter this league. N'anaimo probably entering two teams, the .N'anaimo
and N'anaimo United; other teams will
probably be Ladysmith, Granby. Soutli
Wellington and Cumberland.
Before Miiglstrale J. [laird.
Wong Hu. a Chinaman, of Qualicum,
was fined $50 for being in possession
of a gun, and a white man who sgld
the gun 'to him was nlso assessed $26
for selling a gun to an alien.
A   Chinaman   was   fined   tho   full'
penalty, ?-'"■-, for selling whiskey. Two
August 21, 1920.
For Your Own Convenience
we carry a full line of up-to-date conveniences, includ-
tag garden implements, carpenters' tools, builders' and
No matter what ytui" needs, stop in and look over
or stock.
We have too many conveniences to enumerate, and
you may see some articles you have been wondering
where to find.
P. 0. Box 279
Phone 31
Great West Tea
Red, Green and Blue Labels
65c.     75c.    90c.
Mumford and Walton
Grocers, Cumberland.
Make Your
Drinks at Home
(See William Jennings Bryan)
Frost's Drug Store
The Rexall Store
Cumberland, B.C.
oh he waa feeling llftylsh,
My daddy snld to me,
And that was very strange because
He Is hut thirty-three.
Then mother told him he should see
The doctor right away,
And uncle said he thought so, too,
And so did Auntie May.
And Cousin Maud  -the grown-up one-
Haiti change of air was best.
A friend of ours said change of scene,
Another friend said rest.
And grandma said a tonic she
Would make of root and herb;
An old-time remedy for all
The ills that can disturb.
But I knew better than the rest,
I caught dad In the hall
And whispered "Can't you come with
And have a game of ball?"
My daddy winked. We fellows gave
Hlm'-Ehance to take the bat;
And soon we had him limbered up—
I'm glad he isn't lat!
He laughed and yelled and ran  like
Ills hands got black as mine;
And he was mussed, and rumpled up
As any of our nine.
And when wc fellows had to stop
And he went home with me,
He was not feeling llftyish,
Nor even thirty-three!
—Blanche Elizabeth Wade.
Lady (to couple of beggars at her
door): "Well, 1 declare, two of you at
a time! I can only give a trifle to one
of you; which Is It to be?"
Beggar: "Please, ma'am, give It to
this 'ere chap; I've sold him my business, and I'm now Introducln' him to
the customers."
Mr. Hoggenhelm: "Come and dine
with me tomorrow."
Mr. Walker: "Sorry, I'm fixed up;
I'm going to 'Hamlet.'"
Mr. Hoggenhelm: "That's all right;
bring 'Im along with you."     .   »
Colliery Picnic
(Continued from Page One)
for tenders for the erection ot a recreation hall in Cumberland. He said
we have every reason to feel proud of
our athletes, especially our football
team, and the erection of this hall will
do much to forward the cause of
athletics in Cumberland.
Upon retiring he was given three
cheers and a tiger by the vast assembly.
Mr. Thomas Graham was called on
for a few words, when he gave a few
appropriate remarks along the same
line, saying what had b^en accomplished had been through the co-operu-
tlon of the workers themselves. The
results were seen that day In the
thousands enjoying the third annual
picnic, and such harmonious relations
were going to continue, he said.
A pleasing feature of the day was
the presentation of prizes to the winners Immediately after each race, and
ln the case of children, each one competing received either a winner's or
consolation prize, which gave considerable satisfaction to the losers.
In the tug-of-wnr competition three
teams entered, Union Bay, No. 4 Mine
and No. 5 Mine. No. 4 got the bye iu
the first round, No. G and Union Bay
going to the rope, when No. 5 won
easily at the 2 o'clock pull. The final
pull  between  No.  4  and  No. 5  took
ace at 5 o'clock. This was a very
closely contested pull, the advantage
being with No. 4 up to tho last tew
minutes, when No. 5, exerting a mighty
strain, gradually pulled tho rope to
centre, where It vibrated from side to
side until time up, when it was square
in the centre. However, the timekeeper's pistol failed to function, and
the strain continuing ,for a few moments was to the advantage of No. 5,
giving the people the impression that
No. 5 had won.
The judge'* decision of a dead heat
made a re-pull necessary. A 5-minute
pull was agreed to, resulting In favor
of No. 4 team.
Mr. Marshall, of the Geo. A. Fletcher
Music House, loaned a gramophone
for use in connection with the merry-
go round, for which • the committee
desires to shows Its appreciation.
Full Results of
Athletic Events
The full results of the various events
are as follows:
1. Boys' race, 6 years and under—
1, Tom Adamson; 2, Cyril Davis; '3,
W. Shearer.
2. Girls' race, ti years and under—
1, Beatrice Cavalero; 2, Chinese girl;
3, E. Cavalero.
3. Boys' race, 8 years and under—
1, Joe Stanaway; 2, Sam Stanaway; 3,
J. Freloni.
4. Girls' race, 8 years and under—
1, Josephine Welsh; 2, Annie Walker;
3, I. Yarrow.
Boys' race, 10 years and under
1, H. Gibson; 2, Irvin Morgan; 3, John
8. Girls' race, 10 years and under-
1, Josephine Bono; 2, Emma Davis; 3,
Prlscilla Cloutler.
'. Boys' race, 12 years and under—
H. Gibson; 2. J. Picketti; 3, Irvin
Girls' race, 12 years and under—
1, Martha Boyd;  2, Katie   Bono;   3,
Olive Richardson.
9. Boys' race, 15 years and under—
1, Itobt. Reid; 2, A. Auchlnvole; 3, D.
10. Girls' race, 15 years and under
1, Vivian Aspesi; 2. K. Richardson;
.Maltha Boyd.
11. Boys' obstacle race, 15 years
and under—1, W. Davison; 2, A. Auchlnvole; 3, w. Marshall.
12. Girls' egg und spoon race—1,
Madge Fouracre; 2, Katie Bono; 3,
Mary Davis.
13. Hoys' sack race, 12 years and
under- 1, Tom Abe; 2, Charlie Davis;
2, John Picketti.
14. Girls' shoe scramble, 12 years
and under—1, Prlscilla Cloutler; 2,
Josephine Bono; 3, Mabel Jones'.
15. Boys' three-legged race, 14
years and under—1, W. Davison and
Co.; 2, A. Auchlnvole and Co.; 3, Chas.
another; 2, A. Auchlnvole aud another; 3, Chas Reid and another.
18. Girls' relny race, 3 girls to a
team, 14 years nnd under—1, Vivian
Aspesi team; 2, Mary Davis team; 3,
Mny Taylor team.
17. Boys' pillow light, 15 years and
under—1, Bob Held; 2,,Alex Auchlnvole.
18. Girls' potato race, 15 years and
under—1, Mary Davis; 2, Kato Bono;
3, Josephine Bono.
19. Boys' cracker-eating competition, 10 years and under—1, John
Picketti; 2, Kow Dow; 3, Kadashi.
20. Girls' skipping race, 10 years
and under—1, Josephine Bono; 2,
Mabel Jones; 3, Prlscilla Cloutler.
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$1.95 Regular $4.50, sale price
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Georgette and Crepe de Chine Blouses
Regular $10.75, sale price   $5.95
All Millinery half price-Saturday Special
22. Girls' race, 8 years and under
—1, Josephine Welsh; 2, Isabel Yarrow; 3, Tako.
23. Boys' human wheelbarrow race,
10 years aud under—1, Tom Abe and
Kadashi; 2, Andrew Brown nnd Stanley Dowling.
24. Girls' potato race, 10 years and
under—1, Josephine Bono; 2, Eileen
Dowling; 3, Priscllla Cloutler.
25. Boys' 100 yard dash, 15 years
and under—1, Robt. Reid; 2, A. Auchlnvole; 3, W. Marshall.
26. Girls' 100 yards dash, 15 years
and under—1, Vivian Aspesi; 2, Martha
Boyd; 3, Kate Richardson.
27.. First aid contest—1, No. 4 Underground team, Wm. Beveridge, Louis
Frenceschint, Jonathan Taylor, Robt.
Reid, John S. Williams; 2, No. 4. Sur-
lace team, John Taylor, Chas. Naskr,
Harry Body, Jim Lockhart, William
The winners in the bosche competition were—1, Camlllo and Uavallcro;
Plsto and Mummy.
29. Japanese obstacle race—1, K.
.Uatamochi; 2, Kajiyami.
30. Single women's race, 75 yards—
1, Vivian Aspesi; 2, Flo. ilikota; 3, —
31. 100 yards dash lopen)— 1, Dan
Bannerman; 2, Dr. Christie.
33. Old men's race, 50 years and
over—1, J. Body; 2, A. H. Glover.
34. Chinese race, 440 yards—1, How
Jack; 2, —.
35. Running high jump—1, Dan
Bannerman; 2, 1*1. M. Hood.
30. Running hop, step and jump—1,
Dan Bannerman; 2, W. White.
37. Putting 16-pound shot—1, Jim
Boyd; 2, Jack Murdoch.
38. Japanese race, 440 yards—1,
Kajiyama; 2, Mlnato.
39. Past barrel race—1, Bobbie
Brown; 2, Jack Murdoch.
40. 440 yards race—1, Geo. Brown;
2, Ed. Hunden.
11. Married women's nail-driving
competition—1,Mrs. VV. Whltehouse;
2, Mrs. Navey.
42. Returned soldiers' race, 100
yards—1, Frank Slaughter; 2, F. Ray.
•13. Committeemen's race, loo yards
—1, Pete Reed; 2, Bobble Brown.
44. Chinese tug-of-wnr—1, No. 4
Mine team.
Japanese tug-of-war—1, No. 5 Mine
45. Women's needle and thread
competition—1, Mrs. King; 2, Mrs. A.
46. Bandsmen's race,  100  yards—
1, Frank Potter; 2, R. McNeill.
47. Chinese race, 220 yards—1, How
Jack; 2, Chung.
48. 880 yards race—1, W. Keenan;
2, Jack Fouracre.
49. Committeemen's obstacle race—
1, H. O. McKinnon; 2, Arch Lockhart.
50. Japanese wrestling—Called off
on account of heat.
51. Tug-of-war, 10 men a side—
1, No. 4 Mine team; 2, No. 5, Mine
52. 100 yards handicap—1, Dan
Bannerman; 2, A. Wylie.
Quoitlng competition, English style
—1, Jock Clark; 2, W. Herd,
of the DRINKS
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21.   Boys' race, 8 years and under
1, Kow Dow; 2, Wilfrid Shouldice; j   Quoltlng,    Scotch    style—1,    Jock
3, Nobuo. j Clark; 2, Jack Williams.
Church Notices
Rev. W. Leversedge.
Aug. 22nd, XII. Sunday after Trinity
Holy Communion, 8.311 a.m.
Evensong, 7  p.m.     Preaeh»r,   Rev
Dr. Clark, 1). 1).
Tomorrow services wlll be held al.
Comox ami l.uzn by Hev. VV. Leversedge as follows—
Comox nt 11 a.m.
l.uzn at 3 p.m.
Rev. J. W. Flinton will hold service
at Royston at 3.30 p.m. tomorrow.
Children's Service Sunday, Aug. 29th,
Spccinl notice ls given ot the services tp be hold on the Sunday following at Holy Trinity Church-
Holy Communion, 11 a.m.
Children's Service, 3 p.m.
Evensong, 7 p.m.
Rev. Father R. Beaton, Comox.
11 a.m., Mass at Cumberland.
Rev. Geo. Kinney      #
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
James Hood, Pastor.
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
DUNCAN.—Another lumber concern
Is about In begin operations in tills
district. This is the Napier Lumber
Company, who have acquired some
live or six million feet from Mr. J.
Boat, Koksllah, In the vicinity of the
King .Solomon mines.
Work has begun ou the laying out
of the mill site ou the east-side of the
C. N. R, track, near the King Soloniuii
which Is sumo two miles from the
Duncan side of tlie Koksllah river
it iu proposed to erect a mill ■having
a capacity of 20,000 feet dally.
The principals concerned are Mr. J.
D. Patterson and Mr. S. A. Werry,
both of Vancouver. Mr. Patterson was
at one time mill superintendent of the
Canadian Pacific Lumber Co., Ltd., of
Vancouver, and is well known In lumber circles.
One of the members of a bishop's
Hock met the revenend gentleman one
Sunday afternoon and was horrified to
find the.bishop carrying n shotgun.
"My dear bishop," he protested, "I
am Bhocked to find you shooting on
Sunday. The Apostes did not go
shooting on Sunday."
"No," replied the bishop, "they did
not. The shooting was very bad in
Palestine, and they went fishing instead." August 21, 1920.
Music and Photoplays
The Greatest Racing Drama in
the World, at the Ilo-llo
Theatre Tonight.
The most famous of racing melodramas.
The sensational stage success as a
great tilm.
The greatest of racing stories
thrown upon the screen,
Thoroughbreds and high life intermingle In a drama of basic human
A motion picture tense with life and
action nnd abounding in thrills.
Bigger, better and with more punch
than the original stage play.
"Checkers," a big special Fox production, taken from the racing melodrama that was a tremendous success
on the legitimate stage for many years,
will be the big attraction at the Ilo-llo
Theatre this evening.
The story Is a sensational ono, hav-
Itlg to do Willi racehorse plots. It
ends with one of the most thrilling
race track scenes ever witnessed on
the screen. The picture ls presented
with an all-star cast.
Checkers was a race track tout with
un Inexhaustible fund of bright slang
that represented the wisdom garnered
through years of life among men.
"Push" Miller was IiIb constant companion and his greatest admirer.
Another gue'st at the hotel where
Checkers was staying was Arthur
Kendall. He had won the love of Alva
Romalne years before, but now waa
anxious to break nil' with her. He
chose the night of a gay party at her
apartments to tell her of his purpose,
and left her heartbroken anil humiliated before her guests.
Kendall had proposed several times
to Pert Barlow, a Southern beauty and
daughter of Judge Barlow, owner of a
racing stable. Kendall's constant
state of inebriation was noticed by
Sadie Martin, a friend of Pert, who
summoned Pert and her father by
Pert, anxious to save Kendall from
himself, turned to Checkers for aid.
This proved to be the beginning of a
friendship which speedily ripened into
But Checkers' proposal of marriage
and Pert's acceptance were cut short
by the arrival of Judge Barlow, who
ordered Checkers off thc premises—
after Checkers had knocked Kendall
down Iu self-defence, Judge Barlow
hustled Pert to her room nnd locked
her In.
This complicated matters greatly,
for Pert and Checkers had planned to
enter Pert's hbrHe Remorse In the big
race at New York. Kendall had bet
heavily on Silver Dollar, anoUier entry—even borrowing "f20,000 from
Judge Barlow lo Increase his investment.
Meanwhile Alva Romalne had taken
the downward path and had become a
frequent visitor nt Sam Wall's opium
Checkers helped Pert escape by
night while Push took Remorse from
the stable. But they were quickly followed by Kendall and his hired thugs.
Checkers and Pert gained the box car
In which were Push and Remorse, by
a flying leap from their automobile;
but Kendall's henchmen got on the car
by ti.e same method and uncoupled 11
from tlie train. Then followed a ter-
riflce fight In the box cur, which took
lire as a lantern was overturned, narrowly escaped a head-on collision with
the Limited, nnd then plunged through
an open drawbridge Into the river. All
ln the car managed to escape, however.
While the party was trying to lind a
place to hide Remorse In Ihe city, they
were trailed by Alva al Sam Wall's
Instigation. Remorse was then hidden
lu a secluded shack.
Kendall and his thugs kidnap Pert.
She  was  taken  to  Sain  Wall's  den.
Checkers and Push leurnod Pert's
whereabouts from a girl whom Checkers had rescued from an attack hy ruffians. Checkers and Push rescued Pert
after finding their way Into Sam Wall's
by devious underground passages and
after a terrllice light with Kendall.
Checkers, Pert and Push escaped from
Sam Wall's by way of a sewer, and
were picked up on signal by a passing seaplane, which took them to Belmont Park, where the concluding and
exciting events In this great play are
brought to a conclusion.
"It's going to ho war to the knife,"
declared the suburban man, who was
feeding his chickens.
"What now?" asked the friend.
"Why, Banks sent me a box of axle
grease and advised me to use It on
my lawn mower."
"Well, I sent it hack and asked him
to use it on his daughter's voice."
World Famed Opera Star Plays
Two Roles With Remarkable
Effect in This Photoplay.
In the photoplay written especially
for his clnemn debut under Artcraft
auspices. Enrico Caruso, the celebrated tenor, plays two roles, ono being Ccsaro Carulli, a singer, and the
other Mario Naiini, ail artist who
makes models for plaster casts. These
two characters are the principal
figures In the Btory of "My Cousin"
which will be shown at the Ilo-llo on
Monday evening.
The story of the picture Is an attractive one. Mario Nanni Is a poor
artist who makes models for plaster
casts. He Is a kindly man and much
loved In Little Italy. Mario Is proud
of being tlie cousin of Cesare Carulli,
the famous tenor. 'Mario loves Rosa
Ventura, the cashier in her father's
restaurant, and although she flirts occasionally with Bombard!, proprietor
of a fruit and vegetable stand, she
shows a decided preforence'for Mario.
Mario buys two seats to the opera
one day, aud Bumbardl, stunned by
such munificence, openly casts doubtH
upon Mario's relationship to the great
tenor. Rosa, however, accompanies
Mario to the opera and Bombardi's
jealous soul ls stirred lo Its depths.
Carulli is given a great reception at
the performance of "Pagliaccl," and
when lie provides seals for a number
of Italian sailors, enthusiasm is unbounded. Arter the opera, Mario takes
Rosa to a restaurant where they meet
the sailors. Carulli, attired in old
clothes, comes later and none recognize liim as he takes a side table and
watches the others unobserved.
Emboldened by tho wine he has
drunk. -Marin asks Rosa to marry liim
when his prospects improve und she
gives her consent. He suggests a
toast to Carulli and all start to drink.
Carulli rises to leave, lu passing
Mario the latter oilers liim a glass,
but he declines it. Mario Is abashed,
and consternation seizes liim when
Bombard! triumphantly declares that
Mario's alleged relationship to the
tenor Is false, inasmuch as Carulli had
failed to recognize liim, while the
others laugh at him.
Mario calls upon Carulli tho next
day, carrying a cast of the tenor's
head. When be is filially admitted to
Carulli'.*; presence he fails lo give u
coherent reason for his visit, and
Carulli is convinced that Mario seeks
to have his voice tried out. But Mario
makes such a bad job at his vocal
effort that Carulli orders him to be
thrown out of the place. In his confusion Mario leaves his cast behind
and it is later found by Carulli und
greatly admired. Mario returns home
greatly discouraged and that night he
nearly comes to blows with Bombard!
who Insults him. He ls ordered out
of the restaurant by Ventura and there
Is a scene of great excitement.
When Luduvlco hears of Mario's distress, he seeks Carulli aud after the
tenor has heard the boy's story he goes
with him to Vcddi's fruit stand lo vindicate him. Meanwhile Bombardi seeks
to kiss Rosa while they are walking lu
the street and when Mario witnesses
this he gives Bombardi a thrashing,
and thou takes Rosa to his studio.
Carulli arrives with Ludovlco and orders him to finish his bust. At last
Marios position as the tenor's cousin
is established and he and Rosa happily
Charming   Portrayal   of   Elsie
Ferguson in "Under the
Greenwood Tree"
Mary Hamilton, young, beautiful,
mistress of several million pounds and
one of the most charming members ol*
London society, disappeared mysteriously u few days ago. It was at first
believed Hint she muy have been abducted, but according to the state
ment of Sir Kenneth Graham, u suitor
for Miss Hamilton's hand, the missing
young woman Is living the life of a
gypsy In the New Forest.
This was the tenor of the item:
which were published In the big London newspapers at the time Miss
Hamilton disappeared. No further
particulars regarding tlie young
woman could be obtained, but it was
whispered that she was disgusted
with society and had made up her mind
to live thc simple lite. What followed
is revelacd In the new Artcraft photoplay, "Under the Greenwood Tree,"
starring Elsie Ferguson, which will
be shown at the Ilo-llo on Tuesday of
next week.
Following Miss Hamilton's flight to
New Forest, where she became a gipsy
and lived in i caravan, she had trouble
with the gipsies themselves and later
Jack Hutton, owner of tho forest, gave
orders that every gipsy on the place
should be driven away. Miss Hamilton was ordered to quit her camping
place, but when Jack sees her he Instantly falls in love with her. How
this romanco ends forms a captivating
story which Is charmingly revealed In
the picture.
.   *   .
This Dramatic Story Blends the
Extremes of Life—Tragedy
and Comedy.
The Ilo-llo Theatre announces that
it has secured J. Stuart Blackton's
newest photo drama, "The Moonshine
Trail," for presentation next Thursday.
This plcturo features those popular
favorites, Sylvia Breamer and Robert
Gordon. It Is the first of a new series
of big dramatic human heart Interest
subjects that J. Stuart Blackton Is
going to produce for distribution.
"The Moonshine Trail" is a story of
youth—youth when It faces one of the
big problems of life and realizes how
It must build for the future. Miss
Breamer ls delightfully cast ln the role
of a girl who Is as sweet and lovely as
the wild azaleas in her mountain
home. Mr. Gordon plays the difficult
role of a young man who sees his own
future mirrowed In his father, whose
craving for liquor lias made him an
From the beautiful Cumberland
mountains In Kentucky, the land of
feuds and "moonshine," came sweet,
goiulo Cynthia to the great melting
pot of New York. Tragedy had touched
her life when hor father and two
j'luug brothers paid the penalty
Of Illicit liquor-making with their
lives. Tlie girl learns that, whether
Illicitly brewed in the mountains or
under government sea! and licence In
huge breweries, the trail of the serpent is still there, for her sweetheart
has Inherited the evil craving. But
youth is strong and brave and, together, they fight their way to happiness.
"So your daughter wants to be an
actress, does she? Don't let her; It's
an unhealthy business."
"Certainly. Don't you always see
their names ln the papers telling how
they've been taking tonics and patent
When In Canada last, Mr. Kipling
was so dissatisfied with the hotel accommodation that he gave the landlord a severe calling down. Said he:
"Of all the hotels under the shining
sun, I have never been ln one that for
unmitigated, all-round, unendurable
discomfort, could equal yours."
After the landlord had withdrawn
In great ludlgation, Kipling asked for
his bill, and he discovered that the
last Item was, "To Impudence—three
A ship was lying in the harbor at
a town In the north of England, when
an Irish emigrant went on board and
thus addressed tho cook, who was also
Irish: "Are you the cook?"
"No," he replied, "but Ol'm thc man
as boils the mate."
Barker thought he would save a
little money by patronizing one «i
those cheap barber schools. The apprentice who lathered him was quite
"Thc boss Is pretty strict," he confided. "He won't tolerate carelessness.
Why, every time we cut a customer's
face wc are lined a quarter."
Then ho added, brandishing his
razor: "However, I don't give a rap
today; I just won $5 ou a bet!"
"Charley Is wonderful," exclaimed
young Mrs. Torklns. "I never dreamed that anyone could run a motor car
the way he can!"
"What has happened?"
"We took a ride yesterday and went
along beautifully iu spite of the fact
that he had forgotten some of thc
"You were running without machinery?"
"Yes. We had gone at least eleven
miles before Charley discovered his
engine was missing."
Recruit—"Shall I mark time with
my feet, sir?"
Officer (sarcastically)—"My dear
fellow, did you ever hear of marking
time with your hands?"
Recruit—"Ycb, sir; clocks do It."
Saturday, August 21st
The Greatest Racing Story in the World
f ~m — ^* —- ~ #
The Big Stage Success Made Into a Great Film—A Motion Picture Tense"
with Life and Action and Abounding in Thrills—The Story of How a Racehorse Wins Life's Biggest Bet—An Intense Heart Interest Story of How a
Reformed Race Track Tout Makes Good—A Thrilling Spectacular Story of
Racing Life with Splashes of Comedy—Bigger and Better Than the Play.
Thoroughbreds and high life intermingled with a
basic drama of the human emotions
Eighth Episode of Jack Dempsey in
Monday, August 23rd
World famed opera star scores heavily in his first
Artcraft Photoplay
— IN —
.     "MY COUSIN"
Yes, Enricho Caruso, the greatest singer-actor in the history of this planet,
has at last consented to go into motion pictures. In "My Cousin" he takes
the role—to the life you bet—of a famous tenor. Being a genius he also
takes another role in the same picture, namely, that of ii poor sculptor,
who falls desperately in love with his beautiful model. Caruso looks like a
different man in each role, yet you have a feeling of the same mysterious
brilliance underlying both.   A picture to SEE—SEE IT!
Tuesday, August 24th
IN —
'Under the Greenwood Tree'
Scene, a lively forest. Enter, first, a beatiful young society girl and her
maid, masquerading as gipsies. Enter, second, some real men gipsies on
villainy beet. Enter, finally, and not a second loo soon, the hero.* Yen,
just about everything that could happen in a situation like thai does happen
to Elsie Ferguson while she's "Under the Greenwood Tree."
Thursday, August 26th
"The Moonshine Trail"
Sylvia   Breamer and Robert Gordon
From the wild Kentucky mountains, the land of feuds and "moonshine,"
came Cynthia of th'' Hills—to the great melting-pot oi' New York. Tragedy
had marked the life of this sweet girl, hardly out of her "teens," for her
father and her two brothers had paid the penalty of illicit liquor-making.
Here in the great cily among new friends she thought to find freedom from
pain and sorrow, but the trail of "moonshine" was not so easily shaken off.
Her best beloved wns tainted with.an hereditary strain—the lust for moonshine in his blood. But heredity, lust, passion and all evil things are
powerless when confronted by a good woman's true love.
Also Ninth Episode of
August 21, 1920.
Published every Saturday morning at Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE Manager and Publisher.
BEN H. GOWEN Editor.
Saturday, august 21, 1920.
Remarks are trequontly heard ot the splendid results
obtained hy ihe new management of the Canadian Collieries
(DunsmuirI, Limited, ln its dealings with Its employees,
and tlie spirit of harmony and co-dperatlon prevailing. If
one had doubts of the truth ot such statements, these
doubts would surely have been dispelled on attending the
third annual picnic of the employees held at Royston on
Saturday last and noting the good feeling and free intercourse between the company officials and employees. Between three and four thousand people attended this function, which has come to be regarded as the premier event
011 this part of the Island.
Conciliation and co-operation have taken the place of
strife. Strikes and lock-outs, with, all their attendant loss
nnd suffering, have gone and a day 01 intelligent consideration now exist;. The gaunt figure of want, and fear and
hatred have been banished and In our midst prosperity
now prevails.
Ill this connection great credit Is due to Mr. Thomas
Graham, General Superintendent, and Mr. Charles Graham,
DI Uriel Superintendent, for the fair and Just manner in
which they deal with the men. Grievances and differences
ne now wiped out or smoothed over by a get-together spirit
and the magnificent results attained are evidenced by the
prosperity now prevailing ln the district. May such a
condition long continue and extend far beyoijd the shores
of Vancouver Island.
Public opinion will be almost entirely with the City
Council in its decision to stop cows as well as horses
wandering on the main streets of the town. Too long
has the good nature of citizens been Imposed*upon in this
respect. Few gardens have escaped serious damage by
loose cattle—some of which have the facility of opening
gates of their own accord—in the early morning hours.
Tlie old by-law allowed domestic cows to be at large between the huurs of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., though those hours
wore probably forgotten or else "Bossy" did not recognize
standard time. The bylaw does not allow horses at large
at any time, yet this provision has been continuously
violated, for wandering horses In the streets of Cumberland are a common sight.
Charges were made by more man one alderman at the
meeting of the City Council on Monday last that some
business men in this town have allowed paper, packing
rubbish and boxes to accumulate on their back premises
to such an extent as to be an absolute source of danger
from a lire standpoint. It tills condition continues the
Council intends tn take early action lo force these firms to
do their duty. We canot hope for a reduction in the high
lire insurance rates If this sort of thing prevails, let alone
the danger to life.
Us British press through Amrelcan sources; thus an altogether undue prominence has been given to that church
dignitary and his connection with the affairs of Ireland. -
It was hoped that the delinite assurances of the Secretary
of State for the Colonies and the pronouncement of the
Prime Minister in the House of Commons that Great
Britain had no intention of parting with her Colonies, followed by the emphatic declaration of the Prince of Wales
lhat the King's subjects were "not for sale to other governments," would have given a final quietus to the preposterous proposal, but American writers of some repute, notwithstanding these declarations and the storm of resentment which has been aroused throughout the length and
breadth of the islands, still persists in keeping tbe subjecl
alive. It behooves us, therefore, If we are worthy of the
great heritage of British citizenship, to silence once for all
these political schemers aud to unite lu a steadfast purpose
to keep our glorious Empire Inviolate.—Nasau Guardian.
A world-famous authority on currency recently declared
that the governments ought to burn their paper money ami
go on burning it until' it wlll buy as much gold ns it lined
to do. We are convinced that it would be sound polity
for the South African bank:-; to reduce their note circulation in a drastic manner; and the government ought to
take power to check Inflation of this sort in the future
Over-issuing depreciates the currency and increases th.:
speed with which a community moves round the vicious
circle of higher prices and higher wages, and again high;-*
prices. Unless South Africa permits the expo, t of spec;-.'
and burns a lot of its paper money It will not get back to
a sound financial and economic basis, ln a matter of thi;
kind never take the advice oi a banker.—Johannesburg
The irregular mall service of late Is a matter of considerable annoyance to citizens generally and business men
in particular. The incoming mail Is due at Cumberland at
4.40 each afternoon, but owing to various causes—sometimes the cause of heavy freight traffic on the main line,
and this week a very slow steamer service between Vancouver and Naualmo—the mall on some days not reaching
the post office until after six. when it is left unsorted until
next day. If these delays are to continue the postal
authorities should see that provision is made to sort the
letter mall at least in the evening, so that business men
can reply by the outgoing mail tlie following morning In
Another cause of annoyance is tbe early closing of outgoing mails. Though the station Is only live minutes' run
from the post ofiice. tbe mail closes one hour before train
time, while iu the matter of registered mall it closes halt
an hour earlier. This may be good government regulation
but it is poor business efficiency.
Archbishop Mannix, who has been prevented from landing in Ireland by the British authorities, has attained a
fame which It Is questionable if he deserves. The Sinn
1'einers and their supporters all over the world are using
the incident as propaganda, but the worst feature ls the
possibility that It will fan anew the flames of religious
controversy. The British Government has the right to
ineveiit tlie author of seditious utterances from encouraging open revolution in Ireland. The doubtful wisdom ln
the policy pursued lies In the fact that Archbishop Mannix
. is only one of thousands who are openly Inciting the country to rebellion. To select one firebrand for the purpose of
the example naturally attracted nttentlon, which, under
oilier circumstances would have been quite unwarranted.
No more barm than already exists could have been done
by the pre:.once In Ireland of Archbishop .Mannix. His
personality dues not weigh in the problem nt all. In principle the British Government was correct In its course, but
It would lime been better If tbe Australian prelate had
been allowed to enter Ireland, and then, if guilty of
seditious utterances when on British soil, he should have
been dealt with by thc law of the land.
The Incident draws renewed attention to the public meetings held lu Australia and the United States ln sympathy
with Archbishop Mannix.   No one pretends that it is Irishmen alone who are concerned In these meetings.   They are
largely composed of the enemies of England, and to some
extent by  the friends of Germany.    When we    hear of
Immense concourses of people in American cities pledging
their support to the cause of "Ireland's freedom" it can be
ascertained that those of Irish birth by no means form the
majority of those present.   The campaign for a republican
Ireland is directed as much at the disruption of the British
Em'Jire as at setting Ireland free, that ls so far as that
campaign is carried on outside Ireland.   The Sinn Felners
derive most of   their   monetary   support   from   foreign
sources, and from quarters whose enmity to and jealousy
of England are notorious,    it is in  those quarters that
much Is being made of the incident In which Archbishop
.Mannix figured.    His being forbidden to land in Ireland
has nothing to do with the settlement of the Irish problem,
a matter which the action ot any one man is futile.   Thc
problem is that of a people who are   their   own   worst
enemies by being split up into three or four different camps
advocating Irreconcilable policies.   The reason the newspapers of this continent have printed so much about Arch
Warning that it is within the power of Canada to force
the United States to "return, So far as the printed word ia
concerned, almost to the dark ages," is sounded by the
writer of an article on the paper situation iu the United
States, which is printed in the Wall Street Journal.
"When Sir Auckland Geddes, Great Britain's ambassador
to the United States, spoke to the representatives of
Southern newspapers at Asheville, N. C, a few days ago,"
the writer says, "he had in mind among other .things the
newsprint paper situation. He did not refer in words to a
condition which'bar, become alarming, bul he did speak of
the importance of maintaining friendly relations between
England, Canada and the United States. Should there
come some Irritation, some breach of these relations,
Canada might be tempted to place an embargo upon tlu*
export to the United States of paper aud of wood pulp.
Should this happen, it would not be long before the Unite,]
States would return, so far as the printed word is con-
erned, almost to the Dark Ages.
"Sir Auckland knew that the manufacturers of newsprint
paper In the United States are now dependent for 75 per
cent, of their public pulp upon Canada. A few years ago
we were producing so much wood pulp ln this country thai
less than 20 per cent, of the pulp manufactured Into paper
tn the United States came from Canada. Rapid has been
the Increase in the imports of Canadian pulp. Tbe estimate
now is that not more than forty years, and perhaps as few
as thirty years, wlll have passed when the announcement
wlll be made that the United States has no longer any pulp
timber, so that we shall be dependent upon Canada for 100
per cent, of the pulp used ln the manufacture of paper.
In spite of the war the progress of agricultural wealth
and production in Canada has been steady for the past
five years. The gross value of Canada's agricultural wealth
in 1919 has been estimated by the government at $7,379,-
299,000, and the figure, we are told, ls arrived at thus:
The total estimated agricultural production Tor tlie year
ls $1,975,841,000. From carefully compiled statistics the
value of farm land throughout the Dominion Is computed
at $2,792,229,000; buildings at $927,584,000; implements at
$387,079,000; and farm live stock at $1,290,602,000. All
these Items are added to the annual agricultural production, and the result is the Dominion's gross agricultural
That agricultural wealth is Increasing every year Is
obvieus from the fact tbat each year sees increased settlement and new areas made productive, with a consequent
augmentation in crop-production. With the settling of
new territories, the penetration of railroads, and the other
advantages which follow in its wake, land naturally increases in value, numerous farm-buildings spring up, farin-
stock Is introduced on a large scnle. and more agricultural
Implements are needed and utilized.
If you think there's nothing In a name, consider Warsaw.
What a pity that the fool-killer Is not as much in evidence as the tlmekiller.
"With nil thy faults, 1 love thee still," seems to be'a
popular ditty with the moonshiners.
Apparently too many men nowadays are trying the experiment of running automobiles on alcohol.
Once price was an indication of value; now it is an
Indication of nerve.
Canada's crops would he bigger if she bad more men
who want a place in the sun.
Roosevelt says if elected he will get action out of the
Senate.    He must be quite a young man.
Despite the awful example furnished by the rest of the
world, North and South China have decided to sign a
peace treaty.
A brick loosened by the tremblor In Los Angeles hit a
fire-alarm box and turned in an alarm. Now they can call
it a "fire."
One may safely assume that many of the people who
are flocking to the battlefields of Franco couldn't have been
dragged there when the war was on.
Governor Cox seems to feel certain he is going to be
shocked at the size of the Republican campaign fund, unless the democrats can raise a larger one.
. General Wrangel wants to take part In all future conferences of premiers and government heads. If his name
is any clue he ought to fit in perfectly.
If all the energy that is devoted to attempts to sell oil
stocks were concentrated upon the digging of oil-wells
there might soon be enough of good oil to go around without pushing.
The toboggan erected and greased for the descent of
prices several months ago ls still waiting, and the lew-
articles that did start down made that peculiar noise which
bishop Mannix is because the riress ot this country derives indicated that most of the grease had dried up.
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White, Ivory and Cream, at per pair- «p4.0U  to  «p/.OU
Grocery Department
FINEST CEYLON TEA, regular 75c per
lb. pkt., now (JOc
PURITY FLOUR, 49-lb. sack S3.85
FIVE ROSES FLOUR, 49-lb. sack.... $3.75
LUMP SUGAR, per 2-lb. pkt 45c
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Cantaloupes, Grape Fruit, Poaches, Apricots, Apples, Bananas, Cherries, Oranges,
Cocoanuta, Casaba Melons, Lemons, Green
Peas, Tomatoes, Wax Beans, "Cucumbers,
Rhubarb, Turnips, Cabbage, etc.  4
Enjoyment ceases to be complete when you feel it
is extravagant.
The certainty that a car conserves your money—that
its every feature renders you the utmost service, is the
most gratifying feeling about it.
That is why more people buy Chevrolets in prefer- ,
ence to heavier types that are a burden on the pocket-
The experience of veteran motorists has proven that
the Chevrolet affords you all the feelings essential to
complete enjoyment.
Pride in its appearance and absolute confidence in its
dependability alone guarantee your peace of mind.
Yet in addition the Chevrolet offers every riding and
driving comfort and equipment convenience.
These things are to be enjoyed equally in a Chevrolet
as in other cars. But in the Chevrolet alone can you
enjoy them at such low cost.
That is the peculiar attraction of the Chevrolet—all
essential features other cars afford, but at lower cost.
Do not entertain any doubts on this score. Give us
an opportunity to show you how and why this is true.
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STEEL BEDS, in white aril Vorni Martin finishes;
good designs; a ciio'cu assortment at prices ranging
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PILLOWS to suit your choice.
BLANKETS, in white, grey and red.
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The absence of reliable information
ii tho past has given rise to ludrle-
ously Inaccurate and extravagant os-
HntatcH of our forest resources. Por
vears it was the regular pastime of a
-•erfaiu class of orators to dwell on j
the hound leas resources of Canada in
forest wealth. We have had a long,
up-hill' light tu combat the evil effects
of -iuch misleading statements and, in
Home quarter."., it has been a decidedly
unpopular fight. We are still far from
possessing anything like satisfactory
Knowledge of our timber supplies but
wo have made and are malting steady
Tho Conservation Commission .has
completed and published the results of
;is studies of British Columbia forest.
resources. We know, beyond any J
doubt, that this province has tremendous resources of timber and that
ploitation can be vastly increased
without any fear of encroaching upon
Capital slock, provided that loss from
Are and other destructive agencies can
hi' checked. The Commission havo
made similar studies in Saskatchewan
and the Dominion Forestry Branch Is
in a position to estimate conditions In
the Prairie I'rovlnecs as a whole.
Within a few years we should have
a working knowledge, sufficient for all
practical purposes, of the forest resources of the entire Dominion. Until
that stage Is reached, the work of national stock-taking will continue to be
a first claim upon those who are engaged in the promotion of forest conservation, and particularly upon the
Commission of Conservation, by whom
it was inaugurated. We have no reason to feel particularly proud of our
prog, ess in this connection but we
have 3hown the way in this matter to
the United States, where, they have
only recently realized the necessity for
x nation-wide survey of their timber
Remarkable Building of Ancient
Mexican People is Reveoled
By Archaeologists.
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The chances are you are one of the people who say
"Hello!" when answering the telephone. You don't
wear the hat or the clothes that fashion has relegated
into the discard, yet stick to a telephone custom that
was the fajhion years ago. Be up to date. Adopt the
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On this continent, the rearing of
raliblts Is mostly in the hands of fan
ciers and people who keep them merely
as pets. In Europe, however, rabbits
form an important item of the food
supply. In North America, owing to
prejudice, dressed rabbit only brings
about half the price of chicken.
Rabbit fur is also low in price. Although certain breeds of rabbits, e.g.,
the so-called Siberian hare, produce a
fur which Is quite handsome, only very
low prices are obtainable as compared
with the price paid for the fur ot the
inuskrat, etc.
In New Zealand and Australia, wild
rabbits, which were formerly a pest,
are now a source of profit. At present
prices, a hunter and trapper, with a
food dog, can make from $20 to $40 a
duy. In 1919, New Zealand alone exported 14,1113,982 rabbit skins, valued
at $3,734,289, as compared with 7,854,-
skins, valued at $1,458,80(1 In 1918.
Most of the skills were shipped to the
United States, lu addition, 1,372,8119
dozen rabbits wore exported to European countries for food, valued at
$235,271). Some landowners lind that
rabbits are more profitable than sheep.
Winter skins have sold , as high as
$2.15 a pound. Canadians who raise
rabbits in captivity, thus have to face
competition rrom Australia and New
Babbit-rearing in this country may
develop: (1) By supplying choice
fresh meat and skins of extra fine
quality; (2) by merely raising enough
for domestic use and disposing of the
skins for what they will bring. They
■an be raised in the backyards with
less trouble and expense than are required for chickens.
Babbits must have only clean food.
1'hey thrive best on clover, alfalfa,
dandelion, oat and wheat straw, hay
and carrots. They may also be given
!;uch weeds ns coltsfoot, couch grass,
shepherd's purse, vetches and' plantain. Fresh water should bo available
at all times. In winter they may be
given mushes of oatmeal, barley meal,
etc., with milk, fed warm, and potato
peelings, boiled soft. Young rabbit!*,,
under two weeks old, should be kepi
from green food, grain or roots.
Hutches are. simply well-fitting
boxes, closed top and bottom, both
ends and back, and having two doors
In froilt. One of these will be a wire-
covered door, the other of wood, thc
latter opening Into the sleeping chamber, which should be partitioned ofl
from the other portion. A smooth
round hole hi the partition will allow
the rabbits Ingress and egress. The
dimensions of thc hutch will vary with
the size and number of rabbits but
ihould not bo less than 12 square feet
of door space and a height of 2 feet.
NEW YORK.—Another discovery
in the form of a sealed-up room, hat
just been made at the Pueblo Huin li
Aztec, New .Mexico, which is In court,!
of excavation by tho American Museuu
of Natural History, of Now Yolk Cll>
Dr. Clark Wissler, curator of On
museum's department of antliropo
ogy, roceutly reported as follows b>
letter to his associates in New York.
"The room is in perfect condition.
The Interior is plastered and painted
In a brilliant white, with dull red side
borders and a running series of triangular designs. No room approaching this In beauty and perfection bad
ever been discovered -in America.
There are several adjoining rooms
that seem lo have some relation to
this, but It will be some time before
they can be dug out.
"What we have Is obviously the
holiest sanctum or shrine of these prehistoric people. There Is not much In
It, nil the sacred objects having been
removed from the altar.
Device of Snored Serpent.
"But a sacred serpent Is carved in
wood over the ceiling. It ls two and
one-half feet long and of tho finest
workmanship. Nothing like this has
ever before been found, to my knowledge. On the ceiling beams are imprints of hands made by rubbing white
paint on the palms and fingers und
then pressing down upon the beams.
Several strands of rope hang from the
ceiling, presumably for the support of
hanging objects. On the floor were a
large number of nicely cut stone slabs,
one of which was 2% x i.% feet and 114
inches thick.
This room will be carefully protected from visitors and will be one of the
best exhibits here.
"There is a painted room In one of
the cliff houses in Mesa Verde Park
that has some resemblance to this,
but does not compare with the one
we have just found. This room Is,
however, one more suggestion that the
people who lived In the cliff houses
were the founders of the culture at
Aztec and Bonlto."
Kulu is Very Impressive.
Dr. Wissler writes that the ruin Is
now most Impressive, part of it having been uncovered by the American
Museum excavation party which has
for five seasons past worked under
the direction of Earl H. Morris:
"Sinco the greater part of the west
side is now uncovered," he says, "one
can get a full Sweep over this immense complex of slono walls aud
quaint doorways. Tills west side of
the ruin was occupied last, for hefc
all-the rooms are well filled with objects left behind, whereas on the side
first excavated aud apparently long
unoccupied we found little.
Our excavations have revealed one
calamity that befell this city. The
greater part of the east and north
sides wore swept by lire. We can not
ho sure that this was due lo one big
fire, but It was most likely so. The
ceilings were of wood, supported by
great logs of cedar and bark. These
fell down upon each other und lay in
the lower rooms lu groat charred
masses. No doubt many precious objects went out In Ibis great lire.
As the lire did not reach the .vest
side we find a large number of rooms
with their ceilings still Intact and
household utensils on the floor just as
they were left.
Many  u  heated  argument  between
man and wife la due to an old flame.
The lirst nalmon canned on tllQ
Pacftle Coast were put up at New
Westminster In ISM, by a .Mr. Annan-
dale. Hla operations Hint year, bow-
over, were on a very limited scale. In
1864, be became associated with Mr.
Alexander Ewen, who, from that date
till his death iu l!ii)7, was the recognized leder in the salmon Industry in
British Columbia.
The lirst salmon canning on what
may be termed tliu commercial scale
occurred, however, on the Sacramento
River in 1864. Tho first pack of 2000
caseu whs in cans soldered by hand
It sold at flft per case but the high
costs and tlie deductions for defective
tins precluded any profits, in 18Uti.
the operator, a Mr. Hume, transferred
his activities to the Columbia River,
He lived to see the pack in that district
increase from his pack iu I860, 4,000
cases, to 656,000 cases in tho "banner"
year, 1884.
In 1876, there were three canneries
on the Fraser and the combined pack
was 9,347 cans. In 1901, there were
48 canneries on the Fraser and 25 In
Vuget Sound waters canning Fraser
River salmon, or 73 in all. In the
banner year, 1913, the total pack of
Fraser River sockeye salmon was
2,392,000, or over 115 million pouunds
(57,600 tons). This represented 30 J
per cent, of tlie world's entire production of canned salmon in that year.
At present prices it would be worth
about $50,000,000.
Owing to a rock slide in the Fraser
river in 1913 and to the overfishing of
the depleted "runs" of sockeye, the
total pack of this fish in 1919 was only
74,000 cases.
Fishing on the Skeena River commenced in 1877. Today, owing to tlie
eclipse of the Fraser fishery, it Is the
principal salmon river of British
Commencing in 1878, with a pack of
8,159 cases by two canneries, the
Alaskh fishery Increased till, In 1918,
134 canneries put up 6,678,000 cases.
Overfishing,' however, has created a
situation which demands drastic
hanges in the regulations.
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You look disgruntled, old man,"
said th'1 shoe man.
"Yes," snapped the dry goods man.
'Had a little rush just now. and a
couple of prospective customers
walked out without being waited on."
'They seldom get away from me,"
declared the shoe man.: "I take oil
their shoes us soon as they come in."
These are dug days. Collars wilt,
shoulders droop, pavements sbinimic
iu the lieat.
Not that dogs fancy a high mercury.
Their drooping' tongues and throbbing
sides Hhow they hale Ir, even- us you
and I.
But the ancients applied the term
"dog days" to a period of about forty
days, the hottest 'season of the year,
at the time of the helical rising ol
Slrlus, the dog star; that is, the time
when the star rose just before ihe sun.
The heat, which is usually most oppressive at this season, was formerly
ascribed to the conjunction of this
stnr with the sun.
We still retain tlie expression, dog
days, as applied to'the hottest seasou
of the year, but owing to the procession of the equinoxes it Is no longer
the time of (he helical rising of the
dog star.
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An instructive article on
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WE5J1 ■»■■■
August 21, 1920.
Mr, McAdoo has Bald he could not
afford to be President, because of the
necessity of providing for tbe future
of his family, which brings up the
question: Just what does it cost to be
President? What expenses are attached to the office? Can the President
live on his income? Is he a poorer
man when his term expires than when
lie takes office? A former secretary to
a president gives this as his answer;
Mr .McAdoo probably meant that tt
man of bis reputation and attainments
could do much better financially in
private life than he c mid on the Ex
ecutlve's salary, which is undoubtedly
true. If he means that his salary h
not sufficient for him to live ou in the
style that befits the President of the
United States, then he is mistaken,
nays the New York Times, because
most of his big expenses, the things
that cost so much in fashionable private life, are paid for by the government. Of course, his $75,000, with
¥25,000 added for travelling, would not
nearly cover tlie expenses of a private
individual who lived on a similar
scale. Let us compare their expenses
and see:
First, the home. The rent, for a
house commensurate with the Executive mansion would he enormous.
It owned by a private citizen, the interest on the money invested, the taxes
and upkeep, would dig a big hole In
$75,000. The President pays no rent,
and the repairs of tbe White House
are done for him by tho government.
The wife of a private citizen continuously wants new furnishings for
her palace, new decorations to adorn
the walls, new paintings, new curtains. New and expensive china, These
cost a private citizen huge sums of
money. A request from the President
to the Superintendent of Public Buildings is all thut is necessary for them
to be forthcoming.
A large retinue of servants is necessary to run such a home. At the
White House most of these servants
are supplied by the government; only
his personal help is paid by the President. Their number ls not over six or
seven und includes a cook at about
$100 a month, four maids at $50 a
month and a scullery maid or two at
about the same figure. The innumerable ushers,, messengers, watchmen-
doorkeepers, ground keepers, to attend to the While House lawns, aud
repair men, such as carpenters, upholsterers, plumbers, etc., are on the
government payroll, us are also tbe
secretaries aud stenographers utilized
by the President,
Another large expense to the fashionable in private life is for automobiles and carriages, with the necessary
chauffeurs, footmen and attendants.
These cost the President nothing;
neither do his gasoline aud oils or tlie
repair of his automobiles.
A man who lives in the style of the
President must be a man ■ of great
wealth, consequently bis tax bills ate
enormous. The President pays no
taxes. He must also be a man ■ of
large income, and Congress has seen
fit to demand a large share of big incomes for public use. The supreme
Court has recently decided that the
President's salary is not subject to income tax.
"Another heavy drain upon a private
man's pocketbook, If he does much entertaining, Is tbe theatre and opera.
Every public place of amusement in
Washington is glad to admit the President and  his  party  free   of  charge.
Every theatre in Washington reserves
a special box, the best In tlie house,
for his use, without expense to him.
Another item of expense to a fash
ionable gentleman in private life is
entertaining at exclusive and costly
hotels. The necessary exclusivehess
of the President for his safety and the
etiquette of Washington prevents him
from dining nt these hostelries,
If you huve ever kept a yacht, you
know how they eat up money. The
President has a palatial yacht, the
Mayflower, for his personal use, with
the salaries of ail on board from the
captain down, paid for out of the public treasury.
Tbe dues of the exclusive country
cluii, to which a man of fashion must
belong nre high. The courtesy of the
clubs around Washington is extended
to the President.
The actual expenses incurred by
the President are: The cost of the
food consumed by the President's family and his personal attendants (most
of the White House help live at home
nnd pay for their own food); the salary of the President's personal help
and the clothing wilh which lie and
his family adorn themselves. The
President's personal clothing bill is
not usually large. A man nf sufficient
brains and intelligence to be President is not a fop, furthermore, he has
passed tbe fop age. A few good suits
of clothes is all that is necessary, and
these are kept pressed and in good
order by a government employee.
The President never expends his
$25,000 allowance for travelling, ex-
iept in tbo ease of Wilson on his trips
to Europe, and the government made
extra and very liberal allowance [or
this unusual expense.
Considering, therefore, the largo
share that the government bears of the
President's financial load, I believe
that a President can save $50,000 a
year out of his income.
A pulp and paper company construct dams and erect mills at Tobique
Narrows, N.B. Tlie company lias purchased 1,700,000 acres of timber lands
from the New Brunswick Railway Co.
It is proposed to establish a white-
fish canning industry in northern Alberta. It is said there is no finer fish
in fresh water than the whitefish of
the far north rivers and lakes.
A proposed Winnipeg factory will
manufacture boxea from a wood fibre.
The fibre will be made of pressed
waste paper and wood screening, reinforced with metal.
From 32 litters of silver black foxes,
Mr. George Calbeck, of Summerside,
one of tho leading fox farmers of
Prince Edward Island, secured 15G
living pups. The breeding season has
beeu very satisfactory on the Island.
We begin to catch up with the Sinn
Fein standard.
It is a fine, a noble deed for a
masked gang to ill-treat a woman; it
is heroic to cut off a cow's tail in the
dead of night; it is tho work or a
super-patriot to shoot a policeman
from behind a hedge, hut—it is the
bloody work of a dastaj'dly .tyrant to
compel a nice kind Sinn Felner to recuse his food!
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
up instantly in the mind of the prospector delightful visions of alhuance long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a, drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
| Luxury Tax Removed
| from  Electric Heating
| Appliances
§| You will be interested to know that the efforts of
§H manufacturers of Electric Heating Appliances and of
= others interested, have been successful in securing the
1=1 removal of the 10 per cent. Luxury Tax on nickle-
1| plated Electric Heating Appliances.
!| We quote herewith a recent letter from R. W. Bread-
= ner, Commissioner of Taxation, to a manufacturer of
6 appliances:
§| "In reply to your letter of the 15th inst., I may state
= that the luxury tax applies to articles plated with gold
f§| or silver adapted for household or offlce use.   Nickle-
HJ plated electric heating appliances are exempt."
g Some of the more important arguments used were:
|| 1st—In almost all communities of the Dominion of
g Canada it is actually more economical to iron, toast,
g cook, etc., with electric appliances than by any other
g method.
HI The proposed legislation, therefore, would be taxing
H an economy rather than a luxury.
§§ 2nd—Appliances made from steel and iron require
= a covering of something to protect them from the
!§ action of rust.
§§ Nickle is the best and most  economical  for  this
= purpose.
Whereas certain mischievously Inclined persona have
tampered with the valves on the mains of this company,
thereby allowing a considerable amount of water to run to
waste, wo therefore wish to point out that It ls a Berlous
offence to tamper with such valves, nnd should tho offending parties be apprehended they will bo prosecuted to the
very fullest extent of the law.
The Tie Thnt Hinds 1
Wife—1 am a bundle ot nerves!
Sympathetic Husband -Well, so long
s the string dpoesn't break, you will
be all right, my dear!
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
Silver Spring Brewing Company
"Genevieve, 1 notice you like to
write your name on Ihe eggs you
"Yes." admitted the dairymaid. "Do
you object?"
"Not at all," said the farmer. "You
have a pretty name. Write it upon all
the eggs you please. But don't set
down any dates."
Mny—Don't you think a girl should
marry an economical man?
Dolly—I suppose so; hut It's awful
being engaged t(l one.
Diner—Look here, waiter. I'm very
sorry, but I've only just sufficient
money with me to pay the bill, aiid
nothing left for a tip for you.
Waiter (confidentially)—Would you
mind just letting me 'ave another look
at the bill, sir?
When a merchant puts an unreasonable price on something you must
have, there Is nothing to do but leave
his store angry and pay sony; other
merchant the same price. August 21, 1920.
Continued from Page One.
of the doomed locomotive and then all
went ln the air. After the accident
Watson picked himself up from under
the first load of logs. He was scalded
from the ankle to the knee, hands,
back of the neck and part of the face,
but his body escaped. Willoughby was
blown a matter of thirty feet along
with'the cab and soared high lu the
nlr. It ls said that the cab was thrown
as high as the top of some of the adjacent snags. He was badly scalded,
had a deep cut over the forehead and
most of his bones broken. He died
twenty minutes after the Occident.
Davidson, who was blown some distance away, got the full effect of the
terrible escape of steam and died at
St. Joseph's Hospital at 4 o'clock the
following morning. His funeral takes
place at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
There wns no part of Davidson's
body that was not scalded save one
hand and his feet. First aid was administered and a messenger sent out
to telephone for a doctor from Camp
2, which was about a mile away. Dr.
Butters received the message and
rushed out to the scene of the accident In as short a space of time as
possible aud had Davidson and Watson conveyed to St. Joseph's Hospital.
The terrific effect of the explosion
may be seen from the fact that the
boiler ls about 120 feet from the
wheels and the body of the locomotive.
The boiler was thrown up on end on
the track and apparently turned completely over, digging a hole of five or
six feet deep and spreading the rails
and tearing up the ties. The wheels
and carriage of tlie locomotive were
not badly damaged and the brakes are
still hard set. Grates, Irons and pieces
of the boilers were blown high Into
the air. Yet It Is an extraordinary
thing that lu the first aid box which
was on the tender there was not even
a bottle broken, aud the brakesman's
lantern ou the front of the engine Is
intact even to the glass. The coal In
the tender was scattered as if a hurricane had struck It.
It Is a very fortunate thing that No.
3 had just unhooked or her crew
would have shared some of thc results
of the explosion.
The disaster has cast a gloom over
the whole of the camps and district;
the camps closed down ou Wednesday
and may not reopen for a day or two.
The funeral of Willoughby is being
held Friday evening, a special train
running from Headquarters to bring
the men down.
Provincial Constable Dawley got a
jury together consisting of Mr, Jos.
McPhoe (foreman), and Messrs. W.
Willard. C. Hyett, W. G. Robertson,
M. G. Falrbalrn aud G. F. Marsh. A
special train from Headquarters took
them out to the scene of the accident
on Wednesday afternoon but Ihe Inquest will not be held until later,
when expert evidence wlll be available.
Mr. Samuel Willoughby was one of
the old and trusted employees of the
company, having worked for them for
ten or twelve years. He went overseas with the Forestry Battalion, and
was married over there. Both he and
Mrs. Willoughby were at the Agricultural Dance on Tuesday night and
did not leave until the early hours of
Wednesday morning. He was vice-
chancellor   of   the   Tsolum   Lodge,
Knights of Pythias. He was very well
liked everywhere and his death has
made a great impression in the valley.
F. P. Davidson, the fireman who
died from the effects of the scalding,
had only gone to work for the company on Monday. He was living at
Union Bay. He was a young man and
unmarried.—Comox Argus.
W. M. Gallichan in London Dally Mall.
Fresh fruit is chiefly valuable as a
mild stimulus to the organs of dlges
Lion and on account of the beneficent
acids aud mineral substances tllat it
All the watery fruits, such as strawberries aud gooseberries, are useful tn
the summer dietary and act as substitutes for fluids. They are low In nutritive value, as they contain about 80
per cent, of water.
The most nourishing fruits, the
bapana, date, prune, fig and raisin,
have more than twice the amount of
bodybuilding material found in the
apple, pear, greengage, strawberry or
cherry. A certain amount of force
and energy Is derived from the sugar
In ripe fruit, notably In grapes grown
under glass and pineapples. The slight
percentage of food material ln fresh
fruit is reduced by cooking.
In hot weather fruit is most beneficial when eaten soon after gathering
and in the uncooked state. Unripe
fruits of all kinds are Indigestible and
often produce stomach and Intestinal
Fruit In summer is alluring to the
eye and sense of smell, and for that
reason It must he ranked as a stimulant to the secretion of the "psychic
juices," which tend to promote general
well being.
Some discrimination iu the use of
fresh fruit Ib necessary. When fruit
Is plentiful and cheap we are tempted
to eat it liberally, and excess may result in colic. Certain of the acids iu
fruit will benefit one person, but injure another.
In strawberries Is found the same
acid that ls contained In apples.
Lemons and oragnes contain citric
acid. These acids undergo a change
lu tho bodily chemistry, and do not
Increase the acidity of the blood.
Tlie fruit juices aro especially wholesome In warm' weather. They cool the
system and supply the required extra
quantity of liquid lu a pleasant form.
Fruit may be termed "a natural
food." It ls always desired by children, who often prefer an apple or an
orange to pudding or pastry. Fruit
alone cannot nourish a child, but fresh
fruit should be part of a mixed dietary
of milk, cereals, eggs and mea,t, suitable lor young children. It is not
wise to encourage children to eat
fruit iu such quantities that they have
no appetite for the necessary fatty
Thc beat time to eat fruit la in the
morning, und at this time of the year
some fruit should form part of the
lirst meal of tire day for both adults
and children.
This nail has, near the point, two
projections, and when driven home the
nail is given a halt-turn with a screwdriver, by means of a groove in the
head. It Is thus kept in position and
cannot be removed without being
turned back. It thus has all the advantages of a screw.
Tlie following poem was sent by Mr.
M. Bate of Nanaimo to his very old
and dear friend, Mr. Brown, on the
occasion of his ninetieth birthday. As
Mr. Bate is nearly 90 years of age the
verses speak much for his keen intellect.
The thoughts embodied ln the poem
are decidedly beautiful and Illustrate
the calm and hopeful outlook for the
unknown future of ono who has led
an upright life.
Dear Mr. Brown-
Happy birthday greetings to you!
Sunny Joys be yours!
Yea, all things bright and lovely
We should share while they are ours.
How beautiful, yet fleeting
Was life's Joy ln the Spring;
So soon It pased forever—
All earthly things take wing.
Strange sensations do we feel
As on youthful scenes we dwell,
Familiar forms appear before us
And names remembered well.
Fond recollections of the past
Afford us pleasant chat,
But the future claims attention-
One's mind will surely turn to that.
Quickly, all too quickly, do years roll
When scenes beatific before us arise,
And thoughts of a haven of rest,
Where spring-time never dies.
Well, today you reach another milestone.
Agreeably to God's will;
Grateful for mercies manifold,
May He protect you still.
Bless you as you journey ou
O'er life's uncertain way;
Grant you strength of body und mind.
Renewed from day to day.
May His loving kindness follow you
As onward yet you go,
Seraphic pictures dawn before you
And Heralds of Peace, below.
Your days have been long In the land,
Much beyond the allotted span:
Tho reward of a well-spent life—
The life of an upright man.
Ever bleBt are the pure ln heart
With favors from above;
They're glorified and sanctified
By God's unceasing love.
Let us fully prize our heritage,
Trust on God and have no fear;
Rays of Heavenly light will greet us
As the pearly gates we near.
May Joys celestial your Bplrft attend
When earthly days are past,
And Angels Illumine your way    .
To eternal bliss at last.
Ever your faithful friend,
Nanaimo, B. C.
The employees of the Comox Logging Company had a very enjoyable
picnic at Oyster River on Sunday last.
The picnic was very largely attended,
many going from Cumberland to take
part iu the festivities.
Refreshments of all kinds in great
abundance, which were supplied by
the company.
Sports of a varied nature were indulged In, while many bathed ln the
cold water on the beach, but didn't
stop In long. The picnic was highly
successful, everyone having a rattling
good time.
That Stand the Test
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be sure you select a reliable car—one that will
stand the test. We are agents for THOS. WEEKS of
Nanaimo, and we carry the following reliable makes of
Chevrolet, Dodge, Chalmers,
Hudson Six, Cadillac.
We also specialize  in  REPUBLIC TRUCKS  and
TRAILERS of 1 to 5 tons.
Kelt-tin District, Vancouver Island.
TAKE NOTICE that the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, of
Victoria, B. C, Colliery Owners* Intend
to apply for permission to lease the
following lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
high water mark three feet (3 ft.)
East from the South-East corner post
ot Lot 11, Nelson District, thence East
sixteen hundred feet (1600 ft.) to the
approximate low water mark, thence
Southerly along the approximate low
water mark to a point due East from
the South-East corner of the North
Fractional half of the South-Weat
quarter ot Section 32, thence West to
aforesaid corner of eaid fractional
part of Section 32, being the original
high water mark, thence Northerly
following original high .water mark,
being the Easterly boundary of Section 32 and D. L. 28 in said Nelson
District to point of commencement,
containing in all ninety-six (96) acres
more or less.
Charles Graham, Agent.
Dated June 22nd, 1920. 28-8
The war-wealthy upstart was showing a friend around his new picture
"That's an Old Master you've got
there, Isn't It?" remarked the acquaintance.
"Well, yes," admitted the newly-rich
one, "but the frame's braud-noo."
The baseball games which were
played last Sunday in continuation of
the picnic produced quite a lot of excitement amongst the supporters of
the respective teams.
The Junior games were played lirst,
Union Bay team having a decided advantage, being fortunate enough to
obtain a bye, which assured them of
second place.
Tho Cumberland Juuiors met a
team from No. 4 Mine, and after quite
an exciting 5-innings game, the local
boys came out winners by a score of
8 runs to 6. W. Glover of the No. 4
Mine team, who had been pitching excellent ball, received a nasty knock
over the eye, which put him out of the
running for the rest of the game.
The following did duty for No. 4
team—M. Mitchell W. Glover, J. Burdock, R. Bennle, G. Boyd, D. Stevenson, A. Stewart, J. Bond and R. Toman.
Union Bay team was composed  of
A. Millar. D. Denwlck, H. Auchlnvole,
B. Brown, J. kerr, W. Auchlnvole, W.
Glover aud two others.
Cumberland Juniors consisted of—
D. Richards, B. Jones, L. Somerville,
R. Winningham, Hojami, B. Graham,
M. Damonte, V. Dalby, R. Robertson.
The Union Bay representatives and
the Cumberland Juniors came together
In the final. Both teams put ln all
they knew, and at one stage of the
game It looked like an easy will for
the. Union Bay boys. Bert Jones got
the Juniors going by Introducing a
little "pep" Into thc game, with the
result that the salt water boys were
soon left behind, the Cumberland boys
running out easy winners, the final
count being 10 to 5, Cumberland
Juniors taking the first prize and
Union Bay second.
The baseball game for Seniors was
pulled off next, only two teams competing, Cumberland and Union Bay.
This match lacked the enthusiasm and
Interest manifested by the previous
games. It turned out to be a very onesided affair, In fact a regular merry-
go-round, Cumberland winning out on
a score of 16 to 0. The Issue was
never lu doubt right from the start.
The local boys started off with a lot of
pep, which only lasted fbr a few
minutes, though. Evidently the heat
was too much for the players, as all
appeared to be delighted when the
Anal Inning was over.
The Cumberland team lined up as
follows—Westfield, Bannerman, Hunden, Marrochl, Brynjollesen, Harrison,
Richards, Hunden, Conti.
Union Bay was represented by McKay, Teamey Maguoni, Miller, Auchlnvole. Anderson, Glover, .Renwlck and
J. Murdoch.
A. L. Williams
A. V. Webb
— and —
Corner Comox Road and
Lake Trail
Telephone 127
Five-a-Side Soccer
The five-a-side football competition
took place in the afternoon four teams
entering, one representing Union Bay,
one representing No. 4 Mine, one from
No. 6 and one representing Cumberland United Football Club.
The Cumberland live met the team
from No. 4 Mine in the first round, and
proved easy winners by a score of 3
goals to 0. There was a very poor
brand of football put up, the hot
weather no doubt accounting for the
lack of dash ou tbe part of players. •
The second round brought No. 5
team aud Union Bay together, and this
proved to be more even than any
game in the competition, No. 5 winning by only one point. The teams
were then granted 15 minutes' rest.
The Cumberland team nnd the team
representing No. 5 Mine came together lu the final round, but, as In
all the others, poor football was displayed, tho Cumberland hoys winning
by two goals to nothing. The winning
team was composed of Conti, Stubbart,
Jackson, Bannerman and Hunden,
while the following did duty for No. D,
who received second prize -Clarke.
Scavardl. B. Brown, Wilson and Wylle.
Cumberland City Band, under Faolo
Monte, was In attendance and rendered selections during the day. The
band is to be highly commended for
their services, as they had a most
strenuous day on Saturday. It speaks
well for the band that so many turned
out on Sunday and enlivened the
sports by their well rendered selections.
POWELL RIVER.—On Thursday of
last week an Italian boy fell off Ihe
wharf here Into forty feet of water
and into a dangerous current. Within
a few seconds he was carried thirty
or forty yards out to sea. Hearing the
cries, Charles Bird, an employee of the
Powell River Paper Company, fully
dressed and wearing a heavy pair of
army boots, dived in and succeeded ln
Notice to ex-members nf the Canadian
Expeditionary Force.
NOTICE Is hereby given to all concerned that ex-members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who are entitled to and who require post-discharge dental treatment must submit
their applications to the District Dental Officer at the Headquarters of the
District iu which they reside on or before 1st September, 1920. Applications for dental treatment received after 1st September, ,1920, will uot he
(Sgd.)   EUGENE F1SBT,
Major General,
Deputy Minister, .Militia and Defence.
Ottawa, August 3, 1920.
Note.—Newspapers wlll not be paid
for the advertisement If they Insert It
without authority from the department.   (H.Q. 336-1-22).
Try one of Henderson's
Special Banana
We make our own Ice Cream
and claim It to be tbe best on the
Island. We get the cream fresh
from the farm every day.
Even In these days, when millions
are spoken of lightly and all of us
have learned to think in terms of
billions, we are still Impressed by the
fact that Thomas A. Edison spent
three million dollars to produce a
single phonograph.
This Instrument Is known as the
oflleial laboratory model. It embodies
the complete result of .Mr. Edison's research work. The official laboratory
model is the instrument which the
New York Globe called "The Phonograph with a Soul."
Before mure than three million
music lovers, in direct comparison
with fifty great artists, the ollicial laboratory model has demonstrated tbat
an artist's voice or Instrumental performance cannot be distinguished
from the re-creation thereof by this
masterpiece of Edison's genius. In
other words, Mr. Edison has accomplished his ambition to record and reproduce music so perfectly that there
is no appreciable difference between
the reproduction and the original
music. The result thus accomplished
has come to he known as the recreation of music and the government
has granted Mr. Erllson the exclusive
right to use thc word "Re-Creation"
in this connection.
Iteplicas of the original three-million
dollar phonograph, incased ln beautl-
ttil Chippendale and William and .Mary
cabinets, are now available and can lie
seen at the Geo. A. Fletcher Music
They say a woman cannot keep a
"That's why I believe in having
women in politics. I'm in favor of
pitiless publicity."
keeping the boy afloat until help arrived. Dirfl collapsed from exhaustion
on being assisted ashore and it was
necessary to get a doctor to revive
WM.MERRIFIELD,   Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B. C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, touts and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
CHARLIE KIN(i CHONG, Ol'   ''eilaiid
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-2.11.S9
Wm. Douglas
Hay, Grain and
Mill Feed
Also Baby Chick Feed and All
Kinds of Poultry Supplies.
Our Motto:   TO PLEASE
A barber has four times
the shaving on Saturdays.
If people would get their
hair cut during week days
it would relieve the Saturday waiting.
 A. GATZ, Proprietor
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)...$5.00
(133 Hastings St., W., Corner of
Granvlllo.      VANCOUVER, B.C.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutron.
Camhridge Pork Sausage
Homemade Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Roiled Ham
Nam Bologna
Have you tried our  Pickled  Pork
and Corned Ifcef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh I*"ish will he
on hand.
Ltceime No. 0-3002
Paolo Monte
Shoe Repairing n Surrlnllr.
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throughout hy Electricity.
WILLIAM JONES, Proprietor.
Cumberland, B. C. Page Eight
August 21, 1920.
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Before the Days of
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It was serviceable all right but
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Nowadays men take pride in their shirts and a
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Specially designed materials made up scientifically
by highly skilled operators give you in a Forsyth
Shirt all that you can desire. You will find a
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A new shirt for one that Jails
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ptember 6 and 7
Appointments may be made with Dr. MacNaughton
and Dr. Christie.
Mrs. P. Anderson
McKenzie's Pure Ice Cream
A general meeting nt the Cumberland United Football Club wlll be
bold ;U Ihe City Hall on Sunday evening, August 22, at 7.30 o'clock.
Ilusjiicss—Election ot officers tor
tbe ensuing year.
All football enthusiasts are Invited.
0. Richardson, President.
Personal Mention
Mr. Thomas Graham, General Superintendent, Canadian Collieries, accompanied hy Mrs. Gruham, left for Victoria ou Tuesday.
* *   *
Mr. It. Henderson ami wife and child
of Nanaimo, who have heen camping
at Koyston for several weeks, returned
home on Tuesday.
* *   *
Mr. James M. Savage, General Man-
tiger of ihe Canadian Collieries, returned to Victoria on Tuesday, accompanied by .Mrs. Savage.
* *   *
Mr. W. R. Trotter, of Vancouver, the
.veil known labor loader and executive
officer of the Prohibition Movement,
.van in town this week.
* *   *
Mr. Rohson of the staff of the Can-
adian flank of Commerce, is away on
two weeks' vacation.
* *   *
MIbs Conie McQill has returned to
N'anaimo after spending a month ln
* *        *
Mr. Henry S. Fleming, President of
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
, id., went to Victoria on Wednesday.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. M. Savage. Mr.
and Mra. McKay and Mrs. CJore were
guests at Beaufort House this week.
* *   *
Mr Sam Kineaid. telegraph operator, returned to Vancouver this week.
* *    *■
Mrs. Dr. J. A. Gillespie is returning
to Vancouver today owing to Dr. Gil
leapie being confined to his bed^wlth t
severe cold and grippe.
* *   *
Yoshi Isaka, tailor of this city, underwent an operation for appendicitis
it the General Hospital Thursday.  He
progressing favorably.
i *    *    *
Mr. Tappen of Union Bay dislocated
i 'shoulder while swimming at Roy-
ton on Saturday.     This was a recurrence a;; Mr. Tappen had dislocated
his shoulder some time previously. .
* *    ■+
Mr. and Mra. T. H. Carey returned
iium Victoria on Saturday.    .
* *    *
Miss M. O'Neill, formerly of the
Cumberland Public School, arrived in
town on Saturday on a short visit.
* *   *
.Miss NA Ronald left on Monday
morning for Portland, Ore. Miss
-Ronald will'be greatly missed by her
numerous friends in town.
* *   *
.Miss Thelma Morton, who has been
flatting Mr. and .Mrs. T. Rickson for
the past three weeks, left, on Monday
morning for Vancouver.
* *   *
Miss Lois Peacey returned to Victoria on Monday after spending two
weeks' vacation with the Misses McFadyen at Royston Beach.
* *   *
' Mr. T. Baker returned to Victoria
on Tuesday after spending a short vacation at Comox Lake.
* *   *
Mr. P, S. Fagan, Assistant Secretary
of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd., arrived on Friday aud returned
to Victoria Tuesday morning.
* *    *
Mrs. T. Newton of Nanaimo arrived
on .Monday on a visit to friends.
•■■   #   *
Mrs. A. C, Lymn returned bome'on
Thursday after spending three weeks
vacation in Victoria.
* *        :*
Mr. D. C, Macfarlane of Victoria arrived In town Saturday and returned
Mr. Beryll arrived on Tuesday on a
visit to Mr, and Airs. A. C. Lymn.
* *   *
Miss Beatrice Bickle left for Nanaimo on Monday morning.
* *    *
Mrs. A. Morgan lias removed from
town and will live in Bremerton,
Wash., in future. Sbe left town on
Tuesday, accompanied hy her two
younger sons.
*■   *    *
Airs. R. E. Frost, who bastieen visiting her mother in Edmonton, returned
to town Thursday. Mr. Frost went
over to Vancouver to meet bis wife
and son.
* *   *
Inspector Rboebottom of tbe Mounted Police, arrived in town last evening
and  departed  this  morning.
We Want to Know!
1. If some people imagine Cumberland lias just been put on the map?
It isn't a lish pond, you know!     «
2. Why too many cooks spoil the
broth? Wo wonder if that's what happened to *the cofl'ee?
3. Why chicken catching Is so good
at Koyston ? Show us the feathers lirst.
4. If the multitude was once fed
on live loaves and two small llshes,
why couldn't twenty-four dine on one
loaf and a tomato? We certainly beg
your pardon for even suggesting six
5. [s it possible for one to thrive
on love and Royston? Well, someone
gained fifteen pounds.
ii. Why certain arguments ride out
in Rolls-Royces and return in broken-
down Lizzies? Never mind, you did
7. .Where was Cumberland's speed
cop Friday morning? We enjoyed thc
dust, but—
8. Why someone is endowed with
two faces? lietter results If the two
could shine upon the same crowd.
8. What happened lo the ".Model
Husband" this week?
10. Yes, our ideas may be boxed,
but if we took off the lid you'd be surprised!
11. Who gave a "good night" kiss
in the home waltz?
12. Who likes Dago Red? Did it inspire the grotesque dance on Royston
iu the wee small hours?   .
13. What some sweet girls had been
Indulging in to say such horrid things
to each other?   Be sports, girls!
St. George's Sends Strong Appeal
Urging Him to Remain in
At tiie meeting of the 'Victoria
Presbytery held at St. Andrew's
Church on Friday evening of last
week, the call from Murrayville alld
Langley Fort was formally presented
to Mr. Hood, and reasons why he
should be translated to that field were
given by the Rev. John 'Campbell,
clerk of tho Presbytery of New Westminster, on behalf of the congregations
calling Mr.#Hood.
Stroll*-: Appeal From Cumberland.
A strongly worded request was
transmitted through the Session of St.
George's Church, Cumberland; to the
Presbytery, voicing the sentiments of
tbe congregation and giving reasons
why lie should not accept the call, as
after, nine years' active ami devoted
service among them, they were reluctant to lose him, and sincerely
hoped the pastoral tie would not be
The call was then formally presented to Jlr. Hood by the Moderator, After a short address by Mr. Hood he
elected to remain with his present
Charity  and   bookbinders   cover   a
multitude oil sins.
Grounds and Cumberland, Saturday,
August 14. Pocket Book containing
sum of money and valuable papers.
Finder please return to Islander
Offlce.   Reward given.
DAVIS—At the Cumberland General
Hospital, August 20, to Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Davis, a son.
TOBACCO—At tlie Cumberland General Hospital, "August 20, to Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Tobacco, a daughter.
ADAMSON, beloved wife and mother
who died August 21st, 1019.
Days of memory still come o'er us,
Secret tears do often flow,
Hut memory keeps you ever near us,
Though you died a year ago.
Inserted by her sorrowing husband
nnd family, also her father and mother,
brothers and sisters.
SEALED TENDERS superscribed
"Tender for'Cumberland School" will
be received by the Honorable the Minister of Public Works up to 12 o'clock
noon of Monday, the 6th day of Sep-
tombei\"l!i20, for-the erection and completion of a Four-Room addition to
present four-room school house at
Cumberland In tbe Comox Electoral
l)lstrict»B. C.
Plans and specifications can he seen
after the 17th inst.; nt the olllce of:
J. Mahony. Esq., Government Agent,
Court House, Vancouver. ,
J. Bnlrd, Esq., Government Agent,
Court House, Cumberland.
J. MoB. Smiti, Esq.. Government
Agent, Nanaimo, or the Department of
Public Works, Victoria, B. C.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C.,
August 12th, 1920.
Canadian Collieries' Employees'
Annual Picnic Committee.
All firms and persons having claims
against the above Committee are requested to send same to Secretary not
later than 28th inst., for settlement.
SHERBET, per tin 40c
STOWER'S LIME JUICE, bottle  50c
ROSE'S LIME JUICE, bottle 60c
RASPBERRY VINEGAR, large bottles      75c
GRAPE-JUICE, pints 60c
PILCHARDS, a nice tasty fish; \'.,'s, 2 for 25c; l's, 25c
ALBACORE, the lish that is light; suitable for salads;
Price   2 tins 35e
LIBBY'S PORK ANI.' "EANS, large tins 20c
CLARFJS AND DAVIES1 SOUPS, assorted flavors;
at  7 tins $1.00
A dainty delicacy  fer cake icings, sauces and fruit
toppings; lC-oz. jars, each   50c
Royal Household Flour
24-lb. sacks $1.95
49-lb. sacks $3.75
Preserving Apricots and Peaches
Simon Leiser & Co.
Phone £8. Limited
Car;   new   tires, electric' light  and
starter; newly painted!   Price $950.
For particulars phone Courtenay 10.
FIVE-ROOMED HOUSE. WELL Finished inside and shingled out. Apply
J. J. Poller, Wlndemere. 4-87
4-holo cooking range; also chickens.
Apply Box 316, City.
Easy terms. For particulars see T.
E. Bate. Phone 31.
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.
Cash or terms. Apply to B. Pearse,
at prices from $650 to $1200. T. E.
Bate. Phone 31.
home cheap? If so, see T. E. Bate.
Phone 31.
a permanent representative (either
sex), for the "Britisli Columbln
Monthly," now entering tenth year
as the Social, Educational, Literary
and Religious .Magazine of the Canadian West, Independent of party,
sect or faction. Substantial commissions; renewal premiums. Address,
mentioning experience and references, .Manager, B. C. M„ 1100 Bute
Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Phone 116
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public .
The annual picnic of the Cumberland City Band Is being held today at
Millard's Beach, Royston.
The continuous stream of patrons at
Kelly's are after McKenzie's Famous
Ice Cream, Cold Drinks, Moir's High-
Grade Chocolates and all the other
good things served by him.


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