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With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
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Subscription Price, $2.00 per year
Miss  Laura Robertson returned to      Miss Edna Grant,  of  Victoria,  ar
Victoria on Monday. rived at Royston on Tuesday.
Miss  M.  Mitchell  returned to  Victoria on Sunday.
Question of Cement Sidewalk Arrears „,. .„„ Mrs. A. & stacey m o„
Comes up for Discussion-Tax Sale in Prldw °"a tw0^!_8'vacat,on
o__. i •£ T\' i" ■     TJ   »i .      /"•, John Dando arrived on Sunday on
September if Delinquents Fail to Come.
W. S. Wilson returned on Tuesday
from a visit to Vancouver, having been
called there on account of the sickness
of his mother.
Through with their Share.
, few days' vacation.
Mr. and MrB. F. A. McCarthy left for
Victoria by auto.
The City Council held tholr regular
meeting in the Council Chambers on
Monday evening, His Worship Mayor
MacDonald presiding. Present: Alder
men Parnham, Halliday, Thomson,
Bannerman and Pickard.
The mlnuates of the previous meeting wore read and adopted.
Communication from Thomas Mordy
secretary of the Picnic Committee of
tlie Comox Mines of tlie Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., was received
and filed. The communication reads
as follows:
To His Worship tlie Mayor and tlie
Aldermen of the City of Cumberland
DEAR SIRS,—At a meeting of our
general committee on July 27th, I was
instructed to invito the Mayor and aldermen of our city to attend tlle Canadian Collieries (D.), Ltd., Employees'
2ml Annual Picnic.
This, I was under tlie impression, I
had done, but I find today, when It is
too late to rectify the omission, that
the invitation had never been sent.
Will you please accept my apologies
for tills mistake, which, I can assure
you, was quite unintentional on my
part, and believe me,
Sincerely yours,
T. MORDY, Hon Sec.
Cumberland, D.C., August 4th, 1019.
The   communication    from   Prank
Stacpole, Registrar-General of Titles,
rends as follows:
The Municipal Assessor, Cumberland.
SIR,—Under the recent amendment
of the Municipal Act, It is necessary
for all municipal corporations to have
thc names of tlie assessed owners on
their assessment rolls, the same as the
records of tlie Land Registry Olllce.
1 shall he glad should you be contemplating requesting this office to make
tbo necessary searches of title for
your municipality; that you would
kindly let me know the approximate
number of searches you wlll have, and
the date when you can forward the
search forms for this information to
filled in. I enclose a sample search
form which ls recommended as being
most suitable.
1 would point out Unit the Municipal
Act Instructs the Assessor to return
his roll by tlle 31st December, and the
names on his roll have to be those
appearing   Land   Registry   Ofllce records as of the   1st   December.    It
would therefore be necessary for you
to take immediate action should you
desire  this  ofllce to  furnish  the  information.
I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
Registrar-General of Titles.
Victoria, B.C., July 25th, 1919.
The Council instructed tlie City
Clerk to forward the Registrar-General the necessary information.
N. Bevis, President of the Cumberland City Band, was present, and
made an appeal on behalf of the band
for a donation from the Ciay Council
to assist In the purchase of uniforms
for the members of the band. The
Council decided to grant the band a,
donation of $100.00.
Alex. McKinnon, desires to be relieved of his duties as City Clerk, Collector and Assessor, and wanted to
know what had been done in the matter of engaging a city clerk. A discussion followed, tending towards the
appointment of the Police Officer as
city clerk, making the one official responsible for the joint positions. There
were no definite steps taken tn this
direction and the Council decided to
appoint a committee to Investigate and
report. The committee appointed
were as follows: Aldermen Pickard,
Thomson and Parnham.
Collection of cement sidewalk arrears was again taken up. The City
Clerk reported two or three delinquents as paid In full, while others
were still In the background ln coming through with the costs. Others
were reported to be on a fair way towards a settlement. It was decided
to hold a tax sale in September should
the delinquents fall to pay in the
The Council then adjourned.
H.   Devlin,   Inspector   of Mines, Is
here on ills usual tour of inspection.
Mrs. Burrell, mother of Mrs. A. C.
Lymn, left for Victoria on Monday.
N. G. Fitchpatrick, of Vancouver,
traffice superintendent of the British
Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd., arrived
on Wednesday on his usual visit of
W. Dunsmore, of Nanaimo,, representing the Dunsmore Music House,
was here on Wednesday.
Mrs. J. H. MacMillan and Mrs. J.
MacKenzie, left for Seattle on Wednes
F. Dallos, of the United States Army
Service, stationed at Portland, is here
on a visit to his parents. He is now
discharged and will resume his position with the South Pacific Lumber
Co., at Portland.
J. MacDonald, of Victoria, is acting
as relieving manager of the local
branch of the Royal Bank of Canada
during the absence of F. A. McCarthy,
who is spending a well-earned vacation, accompanied by Mrs. McCarthy.
Miss Hazel Frame arrived home on
Wednesday and will spend a portion
of her vacation with her parents ln
this city.
Miss Orplia Lewis, assistant to the
local postmaster, underwent a slight
operation at the local hospital a week
ago. During her absence Miss Margaret Cessford has been acting as
temporary assistant. Miss Lewis is
expected to resume her duties on
Over Two Thousand People Make Merry
on Spacious and Well Equipped
Grounds - Weather Most Favorable
for Day's Sports.
The City Council at their regular
meeting on Monday evening decided to
spend (2,000.00 on improvements to
Dunsmuir Avenue, the main thorough
fare of the city. The avenue will bo
graded, the cement sidewalks where
necessary will-be rebuilt, ditched with
concrete, gravelled, rolled and then
oiled. The Council will devote all
available revenue to street improvement tor the remaining part of tlie
H. S. Clements, M.P., representative
in the Federal House for the Comox-
Alberni District, was here on a visit
on Tuesday. He is making a tour of
the district he represents, ascertaining
its requirements, and will leave for
Ottawa during the first week ot September.
The management ot the Ilo Ilo
Theatre has booked "The Whip," and
the famous picture will appear at the
above theatre on Friday, August 22nd
The employees of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., will receive
an advance in wages of 15 cents per
day. The increase went Into effect on
the first day of August and will affect
the surface and underground employees of the Comox and Wellington
Mines . Every employee ot the Canadian Collieries receives an advance .of
fifteen cents per day. The Vancouver
Province and the Nanaimo Herald
were in error when stating that the
advance would be 10 cents per day.
Mary Garvin, sole support of her
widowed mother and thee small
brothers and sisters, earns her livelihood by toiling In the Mlllvale fac-
torry of John Dowling. Dowllng,
known as the muster of Millvale, is
rich, avaricious and cruel, making
ills money out of other people's misery and misfortune. He secretly employs child labor and boldly, In defiance of people and government,
fakes advantage of war conditions to
boost prices of food.
Dowllng's chief agent in' the factory
is "Bull" Thompson, a big brute who
achieves by physical force the ends
which his employer gains in more refined but no less cruel ways. Thompson's employees nil arc men, women
and children who live on the border
line of abject poverty—who work for
him only through the direst sort of
One day factory inspectors find a
crippled child working in the place
and threaten Thompson with punishment. He takes his revenge on the
child for "getting caught," and when
Mary Garvin intercedes in behalf of
the little one, Thompson discharges
her. She returns home where she
finds her mother Is dead—"starved to
death" is the doctor's verdict.
Employees coming out of the factory
that night find that Dowling has simultaneously increased food prices and
decreased wages. They protest In
vain and a strike ensues, but this is
the least of Dowllng's worries. "Lei
'em strike—and starve!" Is his message. And he proceeds to promote ihe
conditions that will lead to starvation.
In desperation the strikers storm
Dowllng's bouse, forcing their way in.
Dowling meets them at the head of a
broad stairway and when one of the
men advances towards him, shoots Ihe
"trespasser" down. Policemen clear
the place—and Dowling snoora.   But
he smiles a little later when Mary
visits him to make personal appeals
for a change in his attitude towards
tlie strikers and the public. He tells
the girl she has walked Into 1 trap,
and makes advances which cause a
struggle up and down the stairway of
the mansion. When it is ended Mary,
a revolver ln her hand, Is itiinding
over Dowllng's dead body.
There follows a dramatic trial In
which 'Mary tells a story of brutality
and wrongs that arouses the manhood
of Dowllng's son, who is one of the
listeners. But Mary is convicted, and
stands In the very shadow of the
electric chair, when "Bull" Thompson,
who had been discharged as foreman
by the elder Dowling, breaks into the
son's house to demand reinstatement.
Refused, he threatens, nnd finally,
goaded by anger, confesses boastfully
that It was he who committed the
crime of which Mary Garvin was convicted. •
Armed with tlie man's signed statement, young Dowling, now wholly Intent on saving Mary's life, rushes at
90-mile speed in an automobile to obtain a stay of execution from the
Governor, who Is speeding to a distant
part of the state on an express train.
The race, in moonlight, between train
and automobile, is one of the many
thrilling scenes of tbe picture. The
train is overhauled, the Governor's
signature obtained and Dowling rushes hack to the prison just In time to
prevent- officials from strapping the
girl in the electric chair.
. Mary thereafter becomes forewoman
of the rehabilitated and reorganized
factory, and peace, contentment—and
love—reign where before all had been
misery and privation.
Chief of Police Bunbury Presents Semi-
Annual Report - Many Cases Dealt
With During Half Year - Legal Documents Needed in Chiefs Office.
Miss Eva G. Bickle returned on Saturday from a month's vacation at Victoria. While there she attended tlie
Summer School, and is now employed
In the pay roll department of the Canadian Calieries (Uunsinuiri, Ltd.
The Police Commissioners held a
meeting in the Council Chambers on
Monday evening, Mayor MacDonald
presiding, with Commissioners Parnham and Maxwell present.
Chief of Police E. J. Bunbury presented his semi-annual report for the
half-year ending June 30th, 1919. The
report was^ received and the police
officer ordered to purchase the necessary supplies. The officer's report
read as follows:
Cumberland, B.C. July 7th, 1919.
His   Honour   the   Mayor   and Police
Commissioners,  Cumberland,,  DC:
Gentlemen,—I herewith beg to submit my semi-annual report tor the
month ending June 30th, 1919:
I took office on March 1st, 1919,
since which date the following arrest.-,
have been made and fines collected:
April 24.—Lucy Smith, undesirable
citizen, left town. D. Henderson,
bawdy -house keeper, fined 375.00.
S. Henderson, bawdy houso keeper,
lined $75.00.
April 28.—S. Taylor, drunk nnd incapable, fined $10.00.
May 9.—8. Stanway, T. Stanway, T.
Laurie, G. Keenan, D. Adamson. break
Ing and entering, null pros.
May  22.—H. Armstrong, breach  of
B.C, Prohibition Act.
June   26.—S.   Stanway,  breaking  and
entering, adjourned.
June 29.—A. Hooper, speeding, lined
June 29.—F. Campbell, speeding,
fined $60.00.
July 6.—T. Conn, creating a disturbance, fined $10.00.
Total amount of fines collected.
O   thcr collections:
Hauling   rubbish $125.00
Trade  licenses :  151 52
Dog   tax  40.00
Circus  tax  14.00
May salary,  (nlghtwatchman) OOO
School hospital  accounts   (no
data about) j  100.00
Jitney license   5.00
Total collections $798.52
Total collections and lines..$1118.52
1 have the .honour to remain.
Yours obediently,
Chief of Police.
Cumberland, B.C. July 7th, 1919.
His Honour the Mayor, Cumberland.
SIR,—I respectfully beg to draw
your attention to the fact that the
following articles are badly needed In
the City Police ofllce:
Legal Documents:—Warrants in the
first Instance, Information and complaints, also for Indictable offences;
Recognizance of ball,'Summons to witnesses, Summons, Conviction for penalty and in default Imprisonment.
Warrant remanding a prisoner, Convictions, also Summons for indictable
I beg to report that four pairs of
handcuffs wore handed over to mc by
my predecessor, all In bad order, and
there were no keys for same. Tho
office typewriter was also handed over
to me In very bad order and Is hardly
workable . It may he possible to exchange' same In part payment for another one. It Is rather Important that
this ofllce have a workable typewriter
as considerable correspondence Is required, of which copies must be kepi.
I have the honour to remain.
Yours obediently.       .
. Chief of Police.
Royston Beach was the scene of
great activity on Saturday, August the
2nd. It was the second annual picnic
of the employees of the Comox .Mines
of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd., known ns a "Day for Mothers
and Children," and pleasure and reunion for thc employees of this section
of the Canadian Collieries.
The place selected by tiie employees
and the management of tho Company
for this "great annual event is situated
four,miles south of Cumberland, and
is an Ideal spot for n day's rest on
the water front, nnd Is Immediately
opposite Comox wharf.
For several days previous lo Saturday, a day of anticipation and expectation by the residents of tills city and
district, Mr. A. S. Hamilton, master
mechanic, and employees of the Union
Bay shops, were engaged in preparing
lift grounds for the great celebration,
at the entire expense of the Company.
A grand stand was erected with a seat
Ing capacityfor 2500 people, and at the
entrance to the grounds n huge de
corated "Welcome" arch stood * out
very prominently. All visitors to the
grounds passed through this welcome
arch. Ou the side, in large, massive
letters, were the words, "Safety First."
Down througli and between the grand
stands were the childrens race course
and tug-of-war platform with cleats,
built for the occasion. To the left
were the swing boatB and to the right
another set of swing boats and wrestling platform. Adjoining tlie main
Cumberland-Union Bay road were the
the band stand and committee rooms.
A little further down, "Shoot the
Chutes" was erected, and then the
famous merry-go-round, built at the
Union Bay shops, with the regular
hobby horses and coaches.
A private refreshment stand with
accommodation for a staff of employees to look after the refreshment for
the children of the day, which tlie
Company supplies free, also a public
refreshment stand, were erected near
Bocche bulk head, quolting patches,
a quarter-mile and a half-mile race
course were arranged.
The grounds were admirably adapt'
ed for the occasion by the appearance
of the great field of grass.
The employees were instructed to
spare no pains or expense In making
It a red letter day for the employees
of the Comox Mines, their wives and
It ls very commendable on tlie part
of the Company and tlie management
in taking such an interest In the welfare and the amusement of their employees, and It will have Its reward
Such kind considerations never die,
and It..will be the means of creating
u better understanding between employer and employee.
At s o'clock on Saturday morning
a special train of fourteen cars pulled
out of Cumberland With tile residents
of this city and vicinity on board for
Royston, accompanied by the Cumberland City Band, which rendered
their services gratis. A special train
also left Union bay at the same time
and for the same destination.
At ten o'clock the.sports commenced
At the Welcome Arch, the entrance to
the grounds, each and every child wns
given live refreshment tickets free.
There were 15,000 of these tickets dis-
trlbuted by the members of Iho Employees' Picnic Committee. It is
known that 160 gallons of Ice cream
were supplied, besides scores of barrels of soft drinks and fruit.
Grand Raffle tickets to the number
of 2500 were given out, one to each
single employee ami two to each married employee. This gave them a
chance of winning several of the $25
dollar prizes und other valuable articles . A list of the prize winners
will appear in our next Issue.
By noon the main highway of tho
Cumberland-Union Bay road was lined
on cither side with automobiles from
all parts of the district. It is estimated that 200 automobiles, from a
Peerless and a Hudson Super-six
down to a Ford run-about, were there.
By this time fully 3000 people were
on the grounds. The weather was
ideal for the day's amusement. The
employees, their guusts, Ihe returned
men and general public, enjoyed themselves immensely.
The children upon their arrival on
the grounds met with a great surprize
and were astonished at seeing tbo
merry-go-round*; shoot the chutes, and
swing boatB. What with tlie abundance of refreshments supplied by the
Company and tlie places erected for
their amusement, it was a great day
for the children, while their niotuers
looked on with pleasure and gratification.
The General Manager, James M,
Savage, of Victoria, was ou the
grounds; also Thomas Graham, General Superintendent; Charles Graham,
District Superintendent; A. Auchln-
vole, District Superintendent, of Union
Day; anil other officials of the Company. They took a keen interest In
the aiiiusineent and enjoyment of the
employees, their wives and families,
mingling together with one object in
view—a successful day for all.
The Employees' Picnic Committee
bad charge of tlle day's sports and
took charge of the transportation, receptions, and the grounds.
The employees donated Illinium In
cash towards the prizes. Several
Wholesale firms donated cash a'ul valuable articles for. the Oram! Itallle.
The Canadian Collieries donated all
the refreshments, pri pined the
grounds and placed their rolling stock
at the disposal of the employees for
their transportation.
A li'l of the prize winners lu the
Grand Rattle and the sports program
will appear In our noxl issue.
The good olllces of Uncle Sam made
possible the filming of many of the
striking and beautiful water scenes
In "By the World Forget," tho Vila-
graph Blue Ribbon Feature, which
will he seen at the Ilo Ilo Theatre
next  Saturday, August  16th,
Director David Smith had completed
the first two reels without encountering any of the ordinary trouble.;.
Then came tlie demand for n snilinj;
vessel, and there wasn't any to be
bad along the California!! coast uutil
the government kindly helped out.
And then after the hero had made
his trip on the snlling ship, il waB
up to the heroine to follow on h"r
yacht. More trouble for Director
Smith, for pleasure yachts are lalino
ln war time. But from somen here
the yiicbl materialized mid .the picture
was completed.
Hedda Nova and J. Frank Glendon
stars In t'*" serial, "The Woman and
the Wo!\" have the fealured rules In
"Bv  tho  World   Forgot,"   and   their
splendid athlotl
in  good  stead',
hy Ed. Alexander,
s. Bradbury, Geor
Lederer.   Tho ttul
send   Brady,   v-li
fiction and collabi
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serials, "The Won
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The new hull ii I
Church and crci
that congregation,
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tho cornel' ol 'I'll
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ability slaiids them
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Patricia Palmar, It
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Harry Norris. of the local Provincial
Government olllce. ha i been iruiis-
lened lo Hie office "i Hie 160-mlle
Mouse. Cariboo. Alex. Mtken, having
returned from the i...nt. has resumed
the position he held previous I" aoiiig
overseas. TWO
THE 1SLAND1.8,  CUMiMttLiND, B. C.
®It? Matter
affected.    If  the  public  wish  to  put
that individual out of business, they
cannot do it more effectively than by
Published every Saturday at Cumber- actively promoting proper schemes of
land, B.C. town planning.
in   Canada,  the   province  of  Nova
Scotia took the lead in making town
planning   compulsody   in  1915.    The
only other province which has a compulsory act is Saskatchewan.    These
Tlie "middle class," altacked by the are therefore the only two provinces
extremists  among  the  strike  leader- abreast of the Old Country in township in this country, consists of the Planning progress, though most of our
overwhelming majority of our people, provinces have enabling acts In force.
ihe farmers, the greater part of the  °
(ily  dwellers,  thc   prosperous  mech- CANADA'S DEPENDENCE ON
allies, the shopkeepers, the clerks, the ELECTRIC  POWER
professional classes and others. 	
The Chicago Tribune, under the Few realize the important relation
above heading, urges that this great which Canada's wealth tn water power
class be organized to stamp out Bol- bears towards reaping the full benefit
Bhevlsm, In so urging, the Chicago from her numerous other natural re-
Tiiliuue ls advocating tlie spread of sources. It Is true that these other
the "Citizens' Committee" idea, as it resources would not otherwise be en-
is in Winnipeg, throughout the United tlrely lost to the country, but they
Stales. The advice is good for the would have to be exported as raw
whole of Canada. The Chicago Trl- material In its most primary state
bune says: .       with a minimum return to us.   The
"America has a fair share of fan- presence of cheap power which Is al-
atics and Inflamed theorists and of most invariably found side by side
ignorant aliens who have no roots with these other resources, facilitates
in American life. The latter are our Industrial value is retained in being
punishhment for our lack of foresight able to deliver them as a fully manu-
and civic intelligence. Together they factured product,
are capable of grave disturbances at it may be even .permitted to predict
this time. that this cheap power will soon at-
"The strike in Canada is worthy of tract raw material from other coun-
serlous thought and more—of serious tries. For instance, the large alumin-
action in this country. In a most un- um plant on the United States side of
expected place what seems to be an Niagara Falls Is operating largely
attempt at industrial revolution took from hydro-electric energy exported
place, and its effects have spread from Canada. Had it been physically
wider than could have been believed, or economically impossible to export
Tlie ostensible issues are a forty-four this energy, as the question of power
week and the recognition of collective is of utmost importance, these works
bargaining. But the real Issue, at would have doubtless been attracted
least In Winnipeg, if reports are accu- to use it on the Canadian side,
rate ,s recognition not of collective In Canada, the pulp and paper in-
bargaining, but of a Soviet control of dustry has been greatly expanded
Industries. through   the   proximity   of   abundant
"That is, Winnipeg unions, having water power to our forest resources,
formed a central body composed of A recent census bulletin on this in-
reprcscntallvcs of all the local em- dustry shows that there is a total of
ployees, demand that it shall be re- 524,252 h.p. installed to operate pulp
cognized hy all the employers and by and paper mills in Canada. From
tho community. This far transcends other figures given it is fair to estim-
collecllve bargaining and runs counter ate that at least 475,000 h.p. of this
to the legitimate trade union into |s derived from water power,
locals and internationals. From this if we consider pulp mills alone the
to a Soviet form of government is but figures from the bulletin also demon-
u step." strate the important part which water
For nearly a month, all eyes ill Can- power holds ill connection with this
ada have been turned upon Winnipeg, industry. The Canadian mills produc-
For nearly a month the citizens of j„g pulp exclusively are stated to have
Winnipeg have been fighting whole- a yearly output of 490,615 tons, for
heartedly and with a very generous which it is necessary to use 95,403
measure of success, against a deter- h.p. In other words, one horse-power
mined attempt to establish Bolshevism wn| produce approximately live tons
and the rule of the Soviet there and 0f pulp yearly. This one horse-power
then to expand it all over this Domin- usually costs from $8.00 to $10.00 with
ion. In their light, the citizens of water power, while, if other sources
Winnipeg     have    contended    against of energy had to be used, the corres-
grcat odds.   When through the mach- ponding cost might be from $30.00 to 	
inatious of a number of confessed $0.00. This would mean an increase =
Bolshevists in the Winnipeg Labor in cost of at least $4.00 per ton, or, sg
Temple, between twenty and thirty in all probability, if the water power =g
thousand were betrayed into striking, had not been available, the pulp would =
the issue went right to the heart of not have been manufactured. =
thc great body of middle-class citizens  0  §==
whom   the  strike   leaders  sought  to ' "H"**!
deprive of the very necessaries of life, r»"*»t Act Amendment Provides m
of food and water, and of light, police *'°r Keductlon ot Fire Hazard =3
protection ami fire protection. " ^~
It aroused them to organization and The province of British Columbia =
to action, and It sounded a note of 1» becoming alive to the fire hazard ==
warning throughout Canada as to which threatens its great asset, the =g
what might be expected all over the 'o^sts. An amendment to the Forest |j
Dominion it this effort to fasten Bol- Act, now before the Provincial Legls- p
shcvlsm upon Winnipeg were not de- ^»re- make8 il compulsory in future =s
cislvelv defeated. From the moment 'or operators to burn their logging 3|
that tlie general tie-up took place over »l»»h ' ™ ma»"er satisfactory to tbe 3§
a dispute between some metal workers Forestry Department. In the case ot ==
ami their employers, the general !»"<•» *■" reflnect °f which an annual =
strike was recognized as an attempt tax is payable to the Forest Protection ||
at revolution-and the citizens pro- Fund, the expenses incurred in dis- =g
ceeded to combat it as such. l'osi»S ot *e slash are to be borne =
The revolution in Winnipeg was the half by the person or corporation =
outcome of a Bolshevist movement carrying on the operations and half ==
started   at   Calgary   last   March   and hy the Fund. S3
directed by thc I.W.W. organization in '» the case of neglect to comply =
the United States. That convention with the Act, the Government's for- ==
elected a "Red Five" executive for entry officials may dispose of the slash =|
Canada ne of these is Victor Mhlg- a'"J the expense ot so doing will be =
ley, of Vancouver, a notorious agitator recoverable from the person or cor- =
whose expulsion from Vancouver was Durations concerned. m
demanded by returned soldiers last It is also proposed to burn old slash ||
August when he and others led a one- created hy former logging operations, =g
day strike In thai city in memorlam to save the cost of patrolling such fire =5
lo a  military slacker and defaulter hazards. sg
.who was shot while res isting arrest.   *==
- Pacific Coast Mechanic. =
Town planning In Great Britain has
so far advanced beyond the experimental stage that il has now been decided to make it compulsory for every
town hoving 20,000 Inhabitants or
mare, to submit a town planning
scheme for its own area to the Local
Government Board, not later than
11126. Suchh a scheme must embrace
the limitation of population densities
per acre, define the portion of a site
area to be covered with buildings, the
character of the buildings, the lilies
of arterial roads and thc provision of
open spaces.
The British people realize that haphazard growth of towns leads to serious evils and they are determined to
control it. In future, lnnd will have
to be developed so as best to serve thc
Interests of the community, which, In
the long run. Is usually in the Interests of the landholders themselves.
Only the laud speculator Is adversely
Mr. (later Sir Titus) Salt, who had =
been for some years connected with =5
tlie woollen manufacture, happened SB
one day In 1836 to notice at Liverpool |=j
some three or four hundred sacks of 55
alpaca wool that had been imported =
from time to time from South Amer- §3
lea, in the hope of finding a manufac- =
turer who might buy for some pur- 55,
pose. Several men had tried to work 55
up this new material, but without sue- 55
cess, so there it lay for years, no one =§
seeming to want it, till Mr. Salt came 55
across it and, after a number of trials, =S
in which he modified his wodl mach- 5
incry to suiit it, adapting it afresh and 3g
overcoming many obstacles, he finally 55
solved the problem by adopting cotton §§
warps, and soon after put on the =S
market a new material, alpaca, a soft, =
glossy, elegant fabric, which so took m
the fancy of the public that, ln some =
fifteen years, Mr. Salt amassed an en- =
ormous fortune, which thus enabled 55
blm to carry on the great phllanthrop- =5
ical work which made him tamous.      jjjjj|||
Special Showing this week
of a Late Shipment of Mid-
Summer Goods at Popular .
White Mercerized Voile, 3Gin. wide, at 75c. per yard.
Colored and Printed all-wool Voiles, from 90c. to $1.50
per yard.
Ladies' Pull-Over Sweatrs, in all-wool fancy stitch, in
all light shades, with   combination   color  sailor
collar.   Special $5.50.
Ladies' heavy weight white Habutai Silk Middies.
Special value at $6.00 each.
Newest Styles in Ladies' Spun Silk Waists, round neck,
button shoulder.   Special at $6.75.
Also a large assortment of Boys' Shirt Waists, Blouses
with neglige collars and sport collars.
First showing of "Pride of the West" Sweaters, Coats and
Sweater Sets in all shades, and styles, sizes 34 to 46.
LiceilBC No. 8-19224
William Fox presents the STANDARD PICTURE g
A Timely and Thrilling American Story §2
Ten   Tremendous Thrills    Ten 1
1   10
Stupendous Food Riots!—Multitude of Maddened Men Battling for Bread!
Desperate Battle to Death Between Man and
Girl on Mansion Stairway!
Mad, Wild, 100-Mile-an-hour Night Race Between Auto and Train!—Headlights Gleaming!—Marvellous Realism That Staggers the
Unutterable Infamies of Child Labor! Tots
Driven Under Lash of Brutal Foreman!
Greedy, Grasping Food Profiteer Living in
Luxury on Labor of the Lowly! See Him and
Heart-rending Scenes of Direst Want and
Poverty in Homes of Downtrodden Poor!
Fragile Girl, Falsely Accused, Shuddering in
Very Shadow of Electric Chair!
Child's Dramatic, Damning Recital on Witness Stand of Monstrous Indignities Suffered
From Powerful Employer!
Juror—Brow-beaten, Reviled, Threatened,—
Forced to Return Verdict Against His Will!
Splendid, Sublime Storm Scenes!—Tons of
Water Pour Down From Heavens as Lighting
Flashes and Death Stalks Abroad!
Says a subscriber: "I called up a number the
other day, and almost laughed when Central queried a
a number quite different from that for which I asked.
When I had time to think about it, perhaps she was
not to blame, for it is probable that the number was
given indistinctly."
This is a frank admission and gives rise to the
suggestion that indistinctness may be the cause of
trouble more often than is thought.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
At the ILO ILO THEATRE on TUESDAY, August 12.
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of' the
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer   The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water ™$z« Pure
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
Under Sub-section 521 of the British Columbia Statutes, it is an offence to damage electric light and power
poles, and as the posting of bills and notices on said
poles constitutes damage thereto, therefore any person
or persons posting or causing to be posted any bills,
notices or advertisements, driving tacks, nails, or other
wise defacing or damaging any of the new poles being
erected by this Company will be immediately proceeded
against under the above provision. The penalty upon
conviction is TWO YEARS' imprisonment.
HI WHEKEAS, certain mischievously inclined persons have tamp-
S ered with the valves on the mains ot this company, thereby.
3= allowing a considerable amount of water to run waste, we
**= therefore wish to point out hat it is a serious offence to
=g tamper with such valves, and should the offending parties
SS be apprehended they will be prosecuted to the very fullest
== extent of he law.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd.
P. O. 314
8 More Days to do your Shopping
at this Great
Our last day here is Saturday, August 9th, and then "Good-bye to
Cumberland." We are selling everthing below cost. Come and See.
Ladies'   Jersey-Knit   Sweater   Coats,   in   many
shades, value to $14,50. d»/» Q*f»
Your choice at  «pO»l/t)
Pull-Overs, all wool, value to $6.95.     d» ,1  ftp*
Your choice at $3.95 and  *Pi*»UU'
Girls' White Ribbed Stockings, sizes from six to
nine and a half. O (T _
Clearing at per pair    tttJv*
Ladies' and Children's Shoes, in two groups.   No.
1 Group valued at from $7.50 to $9.50 per pair,
in black or brown.        - titty CO'
Your choice at per pair   «p<3«tJU
Group No. 2, valed at from $5.90 to $7.25 per pair.
.Your choice at per pair  «D«£«i/D
Ladies' Wear Specialists
Cumberland, B.C.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B.C.
U. WATANABE, Proprietor.
Ladies' and Gents' Suits
Made to Order.
P.O. Box 43.
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Automobile Mechanic
Cumberland, B.C.
Phone Q
(Night or day)    °
Oils, (Ireuse nnd Gasoline.        Cars Kept In Order by Contract
Any .Hake ol Car secured on the shortest notice.
SPECIALITY:—A Real Self-Starter for Ford Cars,
fully Guaranteed—The Only Thing—Call and See it.
Don't let your new car fall to pieces—a little practical attention
periodically wlll keep it to its standard.
Coal and Wood
Slabs and Blocks. Also all kinds of Timber for Building
Puruoses.   When you move call us up for quick
service.  We are here for Service and we are
here to Stay.   (Service Day and Night.)
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-25489
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (doubleload)...$4.00
Fire, Life and
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the HARMONOLA
Accident InSUranCe All the latest Books. Ma-srazines
and Periodicals.
THOS. H. CAREY Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland. B.C.
Cumberland, B.C.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
License No. 9-3902
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakei a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 5-1172
1)11.  B.  P.  I llRISTIK
WM.   MERRIFIELD,   Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave..       Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 104986
What becomes of the numerous
gowns and dresses motion picture
stars are compelled to have made?
Rarely can the same dress be used
twice for more than one production,
by any well known star. Leah Baird
Is noted for her wonderful array or
modish gowns and millinery and has
many times sighed for a picture that
would enable her to utilize It to Hie
fullest extent. In the big Pathe serial.
"Wolves of Kultur," which will commence on Wednesday, August 13th, at
the Ilo Ilo Theatre, she lias at last
realized this wish.
When first In receipt of a niolion
picture script tho dut of the star Is lo
go over each scene for the purpose of
ascertaining tho various changes of
dresses, hats, shoes, coats and  even
At any of the Hotels.
stockings, hair ornament., and Jewelry.
Then a careful inventory of wardrobe
to find the requisite amount of evening gowns, morning dresses, street
frockH. afternoon dresses and walklug
suits, hats, negligees, etc., Is necessary
The time of the day of each action
must he understood clearly by nil
members of the cast in order thai
there he no conflict in (ho modes :>f
attire during an one scene, no matter
how short.
ln "Wolves of Kultur" alone, Miss
Baird was compelled to have made-
over (our thousand dollars' worth of
gownes and frockH, besides ooDBlder-
l'lione lit!
Offlce:   KING BLOCK,
Cumberland, B.C.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
NfClaiyS Suiuhine Furnace
WOULD you experiment with such
an important thing as the heating
of your home?
It is a job for experts. The comfort of your
home for years depends on it.
You can call on us to sell you not merely
a furnace, but COMFORT —guaranteed.
McCIary's heating engineers will advise
you and plan your heating system,
without charge.
able newly made articles oi* wear. .She
lias a carefully kept card system for
classifying und storing her professional and personal dresa.
A guy once gol Into .1 smoking car
in Now Engtaud, cbumraod up with the
niuii licit to him. uaudod hlni a cigar,
anil said, "Say. j lu'la not supposed lo
do any fishing up licii' this month, hut
I don't mind tolling you I've got loo
pounds of the llnesl end otil In the
baggage car that you cut laid eyes
on." Tho nowly-made acquaintance
piiiicii away al bis cigar for a minute
in* two, and then i Mil: "Say.' d'yo
know who I am?" "No. Who aro
you?" naked the fluherman. "I'm tiie
sinte game warden of Massachusetts,"
he replied. "Tho devil you are!"
ejaculated Izaah Walton's disciple.
"Ilo you know who I am'.'" "No, Who
are you?" "Well, I'm tho biggest liar
in North America."
Aalc about tbe LITTLE DRAFTMAN that turn,
10 on Ihe draft, and reiuUtea them automatically.
Sold by
C.   H.   TARBELL   &   SON
WANTED- TWO ROOMS, furnished
or unfurnished, with use of kitchen.
Apply "XYZ," Island r Office-.
*    *    *     *     *     Hi    *    *     *     *     *
S. DAVIS, of Vancouver, wishes
in inform the public ot Ciimber-
laiui nml district, thai he is prepared In <lo all your Slim: RE
nml wo:
the he,I of material
(Successor tu U .1. Aston.I
Cumberland Motor Works
Auto Repairs,
General Blacksmithing,
Acetylene Welding
Accessories,- Gasoline and Oils
Sole Agents for
The Powerlight Manifold Heater
Gas Saver for Ford Cars
Thomson & Cameron
First-Class Mechanics
Phone Tt P.O. Box 595
The Electric
Trouble Shooter
for FORD Cars.
It will burn out shorts in coils, which are caused by
pieces ol' wire, etc., getting across the contact, recharge the magnets without taking down the engine,
in one and a half hours' time. We can test out your
motor in ten minutes and tell you if you have a broken
magnet. There is absolutely no guess about it. If
your Ford is missing and does not pull as it should, let
us test out your magneto.
A Test will Cost You Nothing.
A weak spark will case missing and a great
loss of power and waste of gasoline.
Re-Charge and Burnt Shorts, $5.00
The HOME of the FORD.     "*"""'* '"'
Phone 46 Courtenay, B.C.
Try Our Groceries - Lower Price
than any other Store in Town
Van Camps Pork and Beans Old Dutch Cleanser
II tins for SUe. Bib tin  60c.
Clark's   Pork   and   Beans Gold  Dust....11 pkff. for $1.00
2 tins for 25c.        Peas 5 t|ns for 9Bc>
Pink Salmon Hit)  till 20c. Corn and Beans   4 linn 95c
lted Salmon  25c.        Ramsay Soda Biscuits 25c
Tomatoes, 21b tins, Northwest Family Soda BIs-
5 tins for 95c. cults   l)5c.
K.   ABE &   CO.
New Colors and Designs
1919 Stock Now on Sale
Our Stock of Furniture, Ranges, Beds and Bedding
is well Assorted and Complete in all Lines.
The Up-Island Football League was
organized at a meeting held last
Thurssday night in the parlors ot the
Western Pastime Club, Nanaimo, and
tlie following officers were elected:—
Hon. Presidents: Thomas Graham,
Cumberland; It. Spruston, Ladysmith;
K. R. Wilson, Granby; and G. W.
Bowen, Nanaimo.
President: John Ovington. Nanaimo.
Vice-President: R. Wright, Ladysmith.
Sec.-Treas.: W. MacDonald, Nanaimo.
Executive—President, Vice-President, Secretary and on« representative
from each hclub.
Six clubs were represented ut tiie
meeting, the delegates beln/i Messrs.
Brown and Walker for Cumberland,
Porrter and McKay for Granny, Ben-
nle and J. English for Nannimo, Sle-
vens and Homilton for Extension.
Wright and Watson for Ladysmith,
and Frater and Ovington for the Reserve. The Ladysmith Athletics and
South Wellington are expected to enter the League, although not represented at the meeting, making eight
teams ln all.
Messrs. Wright, of Ladysmith,
Brown, of Cumberland, and Ovington,
of Nanaimo, were elected-to constitute
the Up-Island Board of the B.C.F.A.,
the dilution fee for membership In the
League being placed at $10.00, all
entries to be In by August 16th, the
opening game to be played on August
A committee was appointed to draff
the by-laws of the League and report
to the next meeting.
Thomas Graham, General Superintendent, and Charles Graham, District
Superintendent, left for Ladysmith on
Friday to attend the 2nd tnnual picnic
of the employees of the Wellington
Mines of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Ltd., held at Ladysmith
today, Saturday, August the 9th.
Miss Ellinor and Raymond Parfitt,
son and daughter of Mr .and Mrs.
Aaron Parfitt, of Victoria, have been
touring the Island In their car and
have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. S.
LOST—At the corner of Maryport
Ave. aud Courtenay Road, red covered
book, (scribbler), Wood, Vallance on
outside cover. Finder rewarded on
returning same to Stanford's Garage.
Miss Annie Haywood, who has been
visiting in Vancouver and other places
for the past week, is expected to arrive
homo tongiht.
E. W. Bickle,
The Islander, Cumberland, B.C.:
DEAR SIR:—The Cumberland Local,
Great War Veterans' Association,
while extending their hearty thanks to
all those who so kindly assisted towards making the Peace Day Celebration, held in this city on July 19th,
such an undoubted success, feel that
some special token of thanks is due
to you for your great kindness in
donating all printing connected with
the matter, free of charge. We highly
appreciate your kindness and can only
say that we shall not readily or easily
forget it.
Wo feel that we can not too highly
voice our thanks to all who so readily
responded   to   the    request   of   the
Mayor and Council that all returned
soldiers be  made the guests  oi' the
City on the above occasion.
I have the honour to remain,
Yours most sincerely,
Secretary G.W.V.A.
Standing, sitting and walking correctly
are the first essentials to good health
and that elusive charm we call style
LL women wish to be well; but all women
do not appreciate the vital importance
of correct corsetry* as an essential to
good health. The well-known medical
authority, Alice S. Cutler, M.D., warns us:
"As a physician who knows that if it were
not for ill-fitting and the wrong kind of
corsets we would have very few female in
valids, I am naturally determined to, do
everything in my power to educate women
in the proper fitting of corsets. Most
learned physicians now recognize the modern
corset as a hygienically healthful garment
and one that is often thc best means of providing corrective support for many bodily
The Original-Unequalled Front Lacing Corsets
have attained their unquestioned superiority
by assisting nature to perfect expression.
Every Gossard is hygienically correct. Properly fitted to the figure for which it was
designed it will give scientific support to
abdominal and back muscles, with no chance
of undue pressure at the waistline; the organs
of nutrition will be free from pressure; the
erect posture which is induced will encourage
deep breathing and thc diaphragmatic mus
cles become strong with use. A woman so
corseted will have the undeniable beauty of
health and that grace of body, standing,
sitting, or walking, which is best expressed
in thc one word, style.
We unreservedly recommend Gossard Corsets
as the complete expression of modern corsetry.
Our highly specialized corset service is maintained with a full appreciation of the exacting
needs of the modern, active woman.
Gossards are priced at 82.™ *f2.7S »3.°° »3.S0 H.00 IS.00 *5.s0 ...J more
Phone 3-8]
The Cumberland Local, Great War
Veterans' Association, wish to extend
their hearty thanks to all those who
so kindly assisted towards the refreshment booth at the Canadian Collieries Picnic, more especially lo the
ladles who worked so hard to muko It
a success,
Secretaiy G.W.V.A.
Applications for the position of City
Clerk for the City of Cumberland will
he received hy the undersigned up to
Monday, August 18th, 1919, at six p.m.
Salary to commence $4B.oo per month.
Dulles to commence September 1st,
1919. For full particulars apply to
.Mayor MacDonald. '
A. McKINNON, City Clerk.
Make Old Clothes Look Like New
LADIES' SUITS Cleaned and Pressed  $1.75
SKIRTS Cleaned and Pressed  #1.00
WAISTS Cleaned and Pressed  #1.00
GENTS' SUITS Cleaned and Pressed #1.50 and #2.00
OVERCOATS Cleaned and Pressed  #1.50 und #1.75
SUITS Sponged and Pressed  75c.
DRESSES Dyed and Pressed  #2.50 und ap
SKIRTS Dyed and Pressed #1.50
WAISTS Dyed and Pressed  #1.50
GENTS' SUITS Dyed and Pressed #3.50
OVERCOATS Dyed and Pressed  «2JiO to #8.00
Phone 104 P.O. Box 191
Great West Tea
Now 65c. per pound.
Obtainable Only at
Licence No. 8-17208.
Phone 71


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