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The Cumberland Islander Jan 7, 1922

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With which Is consolidated the  Cumberland News.
Investigation Requested
By the Fire Department
Lively Meeting of Members of Fire Brigade—Low Water Pressure
Fully Discussed—Workers to Receive Compensation for
Clothes Destroyed—Special Meeting Monday Night Next foi
Election of Officers.
A meeting of the members of the
Fire Brigade was held in the Council
Chambers on Tuesday evening, at
which the .Mayor and Aldermen were
present. Fire Chief Banks was In the
cliair, and there was a largo attendance of members.
Matters in connection with the (ire
were very freely discussed, among
them being the need of an investigation Into the lire, the water pressure,
compensation for clothes destroyed,
election of officers, etc.
Mayor MacDonald said he felt very
proud of the Fire Brigade for the
manner In which they handled the
fire and kept In under control. At a
time the Are looked like extending,
but once the men got good water pre-
sure they got right down to business.
The citizens were very thankful for
the splendid work done. The Mayor
also appreciated the good work done
by others. He said he Would do all
he could to help the Fire Department.
There was much discussion as to
the need of an investigation into the
fire, and to clear up matters. Finally
a motion was carried unanimously requesting the Fire Chief to take the
necessary steps for an Investigation at
'  the earliest possible time.
Mr. Banks,thanked not only the Are-
men for the way they worked but also
the other citizens who helped at the
y fire.
A motion was later carried that the
Fire Department give a hearty vote of
thanks to the citizens who helped the
Fire Brigade so well at the Are.
To Defray Cost of Clothing Spoiled.
Aid. Parnham told the meeting that
a subscription list had been taken up
by busfhess men of the town to defray
the cost of damaged clothing, etc., of
firemen and others who assisted at
the Are. The sum of $5-10 had been
subscribed for this purpose. He
moved that a committee be appointed
to see to the distribution of funds.
ThU) was carried unanimously, and
Assistant Chief Parnham, Fireman
Allan Nunns and Fireman Fraser Watson were appointed.
The list of subscirptlons is as follows:
CumVerland and Union Water
Works Co. Ltd $100.00
Cumberland   Electric   Lighting
Co.  Ltd  100.00
Canadian' Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd., per T. Graham     50.00
C. H. Tarbell & Son     60.00
Campbell Bros    30.00
Munuord & Walton     15.00
Jno. Sutherland     15.00
Burns & Brown    15.00
Wm. Henderson    15.00
R. E. Frost     15.00
Wm. Gordon     15.00
G. A. Fletcher Music Co. Ltd    15.00
Frank Dallos    10.00
Layer's Store     10.00
Dr. MacNaughton     10.00
Jas. H. Halllday     10.00
J. Grainger, Canadian Bank of
Commerce       10.00
F. A. McCarthy, Royal Bank of
Canada     10.00
T. Rickson   ' 5.00
Alex. Maxwell      5.00
Jas. A. English      5.00
Jas. T. Brown       6.00
Wm. MerrlAeld       5.00
Royal Candy Co      5.00
Thomas Mordy  .     6.00
Frank Partridge      6.00
V. Bonora      6.00
W. W. Willard       5.00
Y. Nakagami       3.00
F. Scavarda       8.00
Rev. Jas. Hood       2.00
S. Davis       1.00
L. R. Stevens      1.00
A Friend       1.00
first Aid llox Needed.
The need of an ambulance box was
expressed, and a motion was carried
that the council be asked to supply an
ambulance box for first aid needs.
Witter Pressure Discussed.
Fireman Cameron brought up the
question of the low water pressure at
the early stages of the Are. He said
the matter Bhould be looked Into.   It
he proper pressure had been on the
ire   would   have  been
Ire would not have got as far as- it
Aid. Pickard said several tiling,
i ontlibuted to the low pressure
Nearly all the taps in town were running at the time, as well ~ us Hie
hydrants In Jap Town and in tin
-nines. It was impossible to keep the
pressure up.
The question was freely discussed
rom different angles, with a view to
having better pressure in future. A
notion to the following effect was
"That the Canadian Collieries lie
isked to Instruct officials to close the
lydrants In case of Are, and the Water
A'orks Company be requested to see
hat the pressure valve is opened soon
is,possible In cases of Arc."
The meeting decided that a special
neeting be held on Monday evening
lext for the election of officers.
The .Men's Club intend holding another of their popular whist drives
and dances on Friday of next week, in
the Anglican Church Hall. This is the
iirst to be held for some time, and a
good attendance is anticipated.
It is intended to start the whist
promptly at 8 o'clock, allowing the refreshments to be served on time and
the dance to start promptly at 10. For
the dance a three-piece orchestra has
been engaged, consisting of Mrs. R. E.
Frost, piano, Mr. W. A. Owen, violin,
and Mr. Plump, drum, etc.
Benefit Shower
For Fire Victims
Mrs. T. Rickson, Mrs. D. E. Gordon
and Mrs. J. Fraser are arranging a
"benefit shower" on behalf of Mrs.
Allara, who with her husband and
family lost everything In the fire on
Monday morning, only escaping with
their HveB.
The "miscellaneous shower" will be
held ill the Anglican Church Hall on
Wednesday afternoon, from 3 to 6,
when articles of any description—not
necessarily new—will be gladly received.
Tea will be served at 25 cents, the
proceeds of which will go to the same
There should be a generous response
to this appeal, as this family has been/
very unfortunate, Mr. Allara not having been able to work for Beveral
months, owing to. the effects of an
A subscription list is being circulated on behalf of the family, and is
meeting with a good response. Chief
of Police Bunbury has charge of the
list at present, and subscriptions may
be sent to him or to The Islander.
The next practice of the above
club will be held on Monday evening,
January 9, at 8 o'clock, In the Anglican Church Hall. A full attendance
is desired as the copies of the burlesque to be staged have arrived and
will be distributed to those taking
• The pixy that delights to mix up
things in printing olfices, sometimes
called the "office cat," sometimes the
"printer's devil," sometimes the "spirit
of total depravity that Infests Inanl-
» mate things, conspired with the operator to make the whist drive and dance
of the Women's Auxiliary of the G. W.
V. A. take place last Friday Instead of
this! Thus was another printer's
error registered on the long list of
sins of that fraternity.
Takes Place Tonight.
The whist drive and dance takes
place tonight (Friday), in the G. W.
V. A. Hall, when no doubt there will
be a large attendance, as these functions are growing In popularity.
"Man of\he Forest"
Splendid Production From Novel
By Zane Grey, Showing Friday and Saturday
In "The Man of the Foiost," the
newest Benjamin U. Hampton production of u Zane Grey novel, which
conies to the Ilo-Ilo Theatre Friday
and Saturday of this week, you will
see how MIR Dale lived alone In the
mountain fastnesses with only a huge
black bear and a tawny mountain lion
for his companions.
All the elements which have made
the previous productions so popular
are embodied in the newest release.
There Is romance, Boul-stirrlng action,
humor, drama and suspense. And the
entire production Is mounted with the
infinite attention to detail which Mr.
Hampton knows bo well how to bestow. The cast, too, is an added factor
in favor of this photoplay, for it is
made up of some of the most popular
players of the present day, Including
Claire Adams, Robert McKiin, Carl
Gantvoort, Jean Hersholt, . Eugenia
Gilbert—oil tried and true players of
the silvcrsheet.
.The love affair of Milt Dale ' and
Helen Raynor blossomed amid the
most beautiful surroundings imaginable.    See "The Man of the Forest
An extra attraction Is the two-part
Comedy, "High and Dry," and also
the funny "Mutt and Jeff."
On Monday Bill Hart Is presented
in "White Oak."
Spectacular Fire Monday-
Three Stores Total Loss
.starts in Kelly A. Scott's Cafe and Spreads to Campbell's Meall
Market and Tommy Nakanishi's Hardware Store—Splendid
Work of Fire Brigade and Others Kept Flames From Spreading—Loss About $15,000—Very Little Insurance.
His Worship Mayor D. R. MacDonald, who has consented to seek re-election.
Bate Will Oppose Mayor
MacDonald for Mayoralty
Present Aldermen Will Support the Mayor by Seeking Re-Election
With Possibility of Mr. Alex. Maxwell Being Sixth Candidate
There are many rumors of possible candidates for the Alder-
manic seats, School Trustees and Police Commissioner, but up to
the time of going to press no new candidates have come out fiat-
footed and declared themselves.
Since Mr. T. E. Bate has announced himself as a candidate for
the Mayoralty, it looks like a contest after all. Last year Mayor
MacDonald defeated his opponent by a big majority, and he confidently believes he will do the same this year—or better.
All the present Aldermen are standing to support the Mayor,
and in all probability Mr. Alex. Maxwell will consent to be nominated to take the place of the late Alderman L. Francescini.
Mrs. T. E. Banks has consented to be nominated for another
term on the Board of School Trustees.
There are two School Trustees to be elected, to take the places
of Mrs. T. E. Banks and Mr. Neil McFadyen.
One Police Commissioner is to be elected, to replace Mr. Alex.
The Candidates.
For Mayor—Mayor D. R. Mat Donald and Mr. T. E. Bat;.
For Aldermen (six to be elected)—Aldermen C. J. Parnham,
F. D. Pickard, Thos. Bannerman, John C. Brown, Duncan Thomson, and in all probability Mr. Alex. Maxwell.
Nominations close at the City Hall on Monday, at 2 p.m., ami
the election will be held on Thursday next, if necessary..-Mr. T.
Mordy is Returning Officer.
Council Held Busy Session-
Final Meeting Next Monday
Eulogized Fire Brigade and Recommends Payment for Services
_$:t00 Kaised for Allara Family by Mr. Laverj lis! Still
Open—Medical Health Ofllcer Reports City Very Healthy—
Nanaimo Tuberculosis Resolution Endorsed.
A mooting of Hie city Council wan
held on Tuesday night last, Mayoi
.MacDonald being In (lie chair, and
ihere were also present Aldermen
Bannerman, Brown, Parnham, Pickard and Thomson. The meeting was
brief bill a good deal of business wa
A communication was received
from the Public Works Department al
Otawa, notifying the council that the
account for $215. the Dominion Government's share of the cost of the tar-
via on Dunsmuir Avenue, had been
passed for payment.
Nunuiinn Resolution lie Tuberculosis
The City Council of Nuiiuimo forwarded a resolution adopted by that
body, asking for consideration and
endorsatlon. After discussion the resolution as submitted was unanimously
endorsed. The resolution is as follows:
Resolution adopted by the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the
City of Nanaimo. December -7.
Whereas it Is very essential that all
cows supplying milk for human consumption should be tested for tuberculosis, and
Whereas rt is reported that owing to
an Insufficlenl appropriation having
been set aBldo by the Provincial Government (or ibis purpose in the year
1921, the testing of cows I'm- tuberculosis was curtailed during the . Iobo ol
the year 1021, and further it litis come
to the attention of the .Municipal Council that in some districts there has
been an absolute Failure lo cany out
any such tests over a period of from
three to live years, and,
Whereas there are occasions when
the inspectors engaged In testing arc
called away from their districts and
no provision Is made lo carry on their
work during their absence, ami.
Whereas surh conditions tend to increase tuberculosis among the dairy
herds of the province and menace the
health of the children.
ile II therefore resolved, that the
Government of British Columbia be
asked to set aside a sufficient stun of
money as an appropriation for the
specific purpose of testing carefully
anil accurately the dairy herds of the
province as often as the Municipal
Councils of this Province desire,
Providing always that such tests tlo
not conflict with tho periods of time
between tho tests of such   herds   as
provided  in the statutes of the pro-
(Contlnued on Page Five)
l'l,e largest lire thai lias occurred in
] ir...et-land since the big lire of 1802,
hi'-, place early Monday morning
1 hi ii KeNy's Cafe. Campbell's Meal
i Iarket and .Nakanishi's Hardware-
I ;lore on Dunsmuir Avenue were
dally destroyed.
The alarm ivaa turned in about 4.in.
he  whistle of.a  locomotive  joining
,-i ii   lie flretell In arousing tiie peo-
ile,    i lie fire brigade was quickly oi
lie    cc le   with   their  apparatus  and
ad ..  force of water playing on the
.ii.-.   both   lack   and   front,   in   short
line.     However,   their   efforts   were
omewhat  handicapped   by   the   low
: pres: ui'e at firsl. caused chiefly, it is
aid by most of the taps In town bolng
i efl   running, to  prevent  freezing, as
'    ell us the large amount of water gong through the mains at the mines
j Mr. Thos. Graham, who was early on
the   aeer-e,   telephoned   the   different
mines to shut off the svater, which
Increased  the  pressure considerably
' Later Sir. bhortt, of the Water Works
' proceeded   lo  Chinatown  and  opened
: the pressure valve there lo ISO lbs..
Aiiich gave the firemen ample water
to light Hie lire enemy.   The effect oi
the extra pressure was noticeable in
the actions of the firemen, who went
! to work with a vim.   Nothing so discourages a fire lighter as low water
When the firemen arrived the fire
had got a big hold of tho rear of the
cafe, and it spread rapidly through
the frame building and to the stores
on botli sides.
Allnru Fundi}' Hail Narrow Escape.
Tho Allara family, who lived In the
rooms over CamheU's Market, had a
narrow escape, as their only exit, the
staircase on the outside of the building, wus cut off by fire and smoke, and
they had to be rescued through the
front windows. One little boy was
left behind and hud to be searched for
in every room before he was located.
All their belongings went up In
flames, not a thing being saved. Tills
family is most unfortunate, as Mr.
Allara, owing to an accident, has been
unable to work for many months.
The lire rushed through the cafe
with great rapidity and the whole
place was soon a mass of flames.
Everything in Campbell's Meat
Market was destroyed, and only a
small portion of the building remains
standing. Mr. and Mrs. Scott saved
some of their personal belongings, and
a portion of Nakanishi's hnrdware
stock was salvaged by many willing
hands, the goods being carried out
and deposited on tile other side of the
Nearly att Nakanishi's machine shop
equipment and a large portion of the
stock was destroyed, as well as* all
his furniture and houscfuriilsliings, Including a piano. His loss must be at
least $51100. He only curried $500 In-
The stock and fixing'; of the Kellv
Cafe were insured for $8000, and were
a total loss.
rhcre wus no Insurance on Camp.
hell's Meat Market, nor had Mr. Frank
Dallos, wlio owned the building, any
Insurance, be thus being a heavy
The building occupied by Nakanislil
belonged to Mr. D, Kllpatrlck, and was
Tin hell's store Escapes,
The liurdwaro stoic of c. II. Tarbell
a Son nils given up us certain of destruction, I'll! Iiv the splendid work
of the firemen ami others It was
I saved, tin- fire mo entering tin- building  at   all.  lllOUgll   Hie   IHetul.es  next
door which were totally destroyed
wen- on!) ii toot apart. The saving
oi Tiiiiieii;. store was a greal surprise
lo all
mi the tiieiiniis ammunition was re
movod by willing volunteers, mi us not
to hamper the firefighters in their
work II the store did catch lire; later
on all the paints and other Inflammable material was also taken out
ami placed in Sutherland's store, for
had tho Hie reached these goods It
would have greatly endangered the
rest of the town.
Tho thick layer of snow on the roof
of Tai-liell's slin-e and other buildings
added considerably in restricting the
extent of the lire.
Courlono)  I'lre Brigade Asked In He
Reild)  if Needed.
When there appeared n dnnger of
the tire getting beyond control. Mayor
MacDonald telephoned the authorities
at Courtonay asking that the brigade
..taml by in case their help was needed. Tills request was quickly acted
upon, and several hundred feet of
hoso was loaded up ready Tor a call.
This wus not needed, however, but
1 lie lire chief und some other members
of the Courtonay brigade came up to
Cumberland to give their personal
Mr. Frank Dallos, owner of the big
handing burnt down. Intends to re-
Ihuihl in the near future.
Plate Musk Windows Cracked.
The big plate glass windows In John
hitle land's and Burns & Brown's
dm-. s wore badly cracked by the incuse heat from the burning bulld-
ngs. A quantity of china, glassware ■
and other goods In their show windows
was also damaged.
Estimated Losses.
Frank Dallos, buildings (no Insurance   $|i000
D. Kllpatrlck,   mlldlng  (no iu-
a'-icel        4000
lampbell'o Meat Market (no Insurance)     2500
r. NakanishI, slock and household goods ($500 Insurance).... 5000
Kelly A Scott,   stock   and   fixtures, insured for     3000
3ymon'e Meat Market looked to be In
line for destruction, and all the stock
ind many of tlrS fixtures were re-
noved to the street. However, the
Ire only scorched part of the side of
he building, thanks lo the splendid
ork of tiie firemen. The only dam-
ige sustained was the breaking of a
pipe to the ammonia tank.
When tho ammonia tunk la Campion's .Meat Market escuped. some of
iremeu had a very unpleasant time,
he fumes being very disagreeable.
However, one of the firemen declares
that it cured him of a bad cold.
Campbell's Meat Market Located In
Campbell's Store Temporarily.
The Campbell Meat Market has secured temporary quarters in the rear
of Campbell Bros.' Store, pending tho
erection of suitable premises on the
south-west corner of Dunsmuir Ave.
and Third Street, opposite the Post
Office. This property has been purchased from Mr. E. W. Bickle and
construction will be commenced immediately, ti
Injured While
Sleigh Riding
Charles Macdonald Ran Into Fire
Hydrant, Sustaining Severe
Internal Injuries.
Charles, the 13-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. Macdonald, met with a
painful accident on Saturday morning
last while sleigh-rldlug down the hill
on First Street. On the corner of
Maryport Avenue there is a fire hydrant on one side of the sidewalk, and
u big boulder on tho other. In attempting to avoid the stone in the
swift descent on the icy path, the boy
ran into the hydrant, sustaining Injuries internally. Dr. MacNaughton
attended tho sufferer, who is making
satisfactory progress towards recovery.
About four.*months ago the same lad
.vas hit by an automobile, the effects
if which kcpl him in bed for a monlh.
Mad Been An Invalid for Nearly
Two Years Following An
Accident in Victoria
Mr. John Robert lienholm, of Roy-
(oii Road, passed lo his rest midnight
Sunday, aftei B lingering Illness. Two
curs ago the deceused met with un
ccldenl While engaged us an employee
i the Municipality of Victoria, which
has kept him an Invalid ever since
le   was   -IV   years   of   age  nt   Hie  lime
if Ills ii II.
While  the   family   me   practically
ewiiiinei-!. to the district (bey me
ill known mid respected. The boys
alee a great  interest  in sport.
'I lie deceased leaves a widow und
three sons, .lames, Alex and John, Mr.
A. Stewart. ex-Mayor of Victoria, Is a
brother of Mrs. fieuholni. and arrived from Victoria Monday night lo
assist in tiie funeral arrangements.
The body was conveyed to Victoria
on Tuesday for Interment, the funeral
taking place Thursday afternoon under auspices of victoria Columbia
Lodge No. 1. A. P. and A. M. Cumberland Lodge had charge of nrrange-
itients here. The family accompanied
tho remains to victoria.
The Lady Foresters Intend holding it
Whlsl drive am) dance on Friday next,
lauuary 18, In the G. W. V. A. Hall,
lommeflclng at s o'clock.
Mr. F. R. Dlscoe, owner of the Ma-
e. tie Theatre at Coui'lenay, which
.vas destroyed by fire recently, has
leclried to rebuild, nod plnns are now
being prepared. two
January 7, 1922.
On and after May 27th all services and meter loops
installed must be in conduit with externally operated
switch. .11 to be grounded and installed in accordance
with Underwriters' Regulations.
This applies to meter loops moved from one location
to another in the same building.
All wiring must be strictly in accordance with the
Rules and Regulations of the Inspector of Electrical
Energy for British Columbia, and also the National
Electric Code.
Any person moving meters belonging to this Company, altering, disconnecting or connecting service
wires will be immediately prosecuted, according to law.
Special attention is drawn to the fact that porcelain
sockets and switches are required in certain locations,
and new installations will not be connected without
them. Old installations in which brass or other metal
sockets are installed in prohibited locations after this
date will be disconnected. And further be warned that
the secondary circuits on the distribution system of
this Company are now grounded, and we strongly urge
all our customers to see that only porcelain sockets
and switches are used when same are within reach of
any grounded pipes, concrete floors, etc., and we will
not be responsible for any hazards incurred unless such
fittings are used.
Our authority for above regulations is written instructions from the Provincial Inspector of Electricity,
which instructions may be seen at our office by interested parties.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. 0. 314
Whereas certain mischievously Inclined persons have tampered
with ths valves of the mains of this company, thereby allowing
a considerably amouut of water to run to waste, we therefore
wish to point out that it Is a serious offence to tamper with such
valves, and should the offending parties he apprehended they will
be prosecuted to the very fullest extent of the law.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
WILLIAM JONES,- Proprietor.
Cumberland, B. C.
WM.MEHRIFIELD,   Proprietor
Dunsmuir Ave.
Cumberland. B. C
Now the New Year is begun, "Keep to the Right"
is a very good motto. Follow it to avoid all
Keep 'o the right, too, when you telephone. That
is, he right in the way you telephone, be right in courtesy, in short, be right in all those practices which
make for good telephoning. Keeping to the right
means good service.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
G.W.VA Notes
Meeting every Tuesday evening in
the Memorial Hall at 7 o'clock.
This Local extends fraternal courtesy and service to all members of
the American Legion, visiting or resident in the district, upon presentation
of proper crednetials.
Information is desired concerning
the present whereabouts of the following comrades:
Bombardier Lloyd Foley, 2nd Howitzer Battery.
No. 2355529, Ttc. S. Creeman, 1st
Canadian Division.
No. 3031412, Pte. A. A. Brown, 3rd
Uatt, C.E.F.
Congratulations lo Comrade J. C.
A special meeting is called for Tuesday next, 11th lust., at 7 p.m. Election
of olllcers for 1022 will lake place.
Members will kindly remember date,
Visit to Canada of Official of the
British Legion Does Much to
Cement Friendship.
During the third week of November,
Lieut.-Col. Crosslield, D.S.O., T.D., vice-
chairman of the British Legion, visited several points in Eastern Canada
as the guests of the Great War Veter-
s Association of Canada. Two
days of this time was pent at the Dominion headquarters of the G. W. V.
A. Association in Ottawa.
Col. Crossfleld was anxious to secure
first-hand information concerning the
national organization of Canadian ex-
service men. The Dominion officers
of the G.W.V.A. were equally desirous
of securing first-hand information of
the union of the Veteran Associations
in the British Isles, which was consummated last spring. Candid discussion resulted, and each secured
that information which he sought, as
well as many valuable ideas. It was
decided that this connection, thus established, should be perpetuated, and
that similar exchanges should be continued by correspondence and by per
sonal visits, when possible.
Thus was another bond of Empire
forged, which can only result in
strengthening the ties holding Canada
to the Motherland. The value and
significance of Col. Crossficld's vlail
was fully appreciated by the Government of Canada, as was witnessed in
the attendance of His Excellency, the
Governor-General, the Acting Prime
.Minister, and other prominent officials,
at the luncheon when the vice-chairman of the British Legion was welcomed to Canada by the Great War
Veterans' Association.
This is a number of recent occasions when the value of the G.W.V.A.
to the nation has been particularly
demonstrated. Officers of this asso-,
elation first suggested, and had a
prominent part In the formation of
the British Empire Service League,
of which Field Marshal Lord Haig is
president. The aproval of President
Harding's disarmament proposals,
which was expresed by Lord Haig on
behalf of the 7,01)0,000 ex-service men
and women of the Empire, in a letter
to the President, found its genesis In
the G.W.V.A. of Canada.
Last winter it was freely admitted
that the one steadying influence among
unemployed ex-servtce men in the
larger centres of Canada was the G.
W. V. A.
During the past few months much
has been done toward the establishment of a greater measure of confidence between the peoples of the United States and Canada by the interchange of fraternal visits between the
officers of the American Legion and
the G.W.V.A. of Canada.
Proposals for more complete re-
establishment of ex-service men am1
women, which were evolved by the
G.W.V.A., have been used as a basis ol
representation to their government!
by veterans of other countries.
And so, one could recite almost ad
Infinitum, tho various constructive
steps taken by this organization,
The Great War Veterans' Association of Canada seeks no favors in thi
promotion of lis extensive work toi
ex-service men and women, and for tin
good of the nation. The synipalholii
appreciation of Canadians as a whole
Which Is becoming more apparent, will
however, do much lo Inspire the asso
elation to great accomplishments Ii
the years to como.
More than seventy Chinese children
were entertained to a Christmas party
in the Chinese Presbyterian Mission in
Chinatown on Wednesday of last
week. Bags of candy for everyone and
present for each of the children
were provided by Mr. C. A. Colman,
Chinese Presbyterian missionary, and
Mrs. Colman.
Several recitations were given by
the children, who acquittaed themselves very creditably.
A song service followed in which all
took part.
Whatever else may happen
Now that the country's dry;
The sailor will have his port,
The farmer have his rye.
The cotton still has got its gin,
The seacoast has its bar,
And each of us will have a bier
No matter whore we are.
Former officers of the Canadian
Militia or Canadian Expeditionary
Force, now resident in the province of
British Columbia, who have been
transferred to the Reserve of Officers,
ire reminded that they should report
in writing to the General Officer Coin-
landing, Military District No. 11,
IHsquimult, not later than the 1st of
April, 11)22, giving address for the
current year, otherwise they will bo
emoved from the Reserve of Officers
in 1st September following.
New York is probably the most difficult port In. the world in which to
lock a great ocean liner, a docking
ixpert says. This Is because New-
fork is the only port where the docks
ire at right angles to a river In which
itrong tides iiow regularly, A ship's
■aptain is usually pictured us experiencing Ills greatest worry when his
.'essol is at sea buffeted by wind and
vave. As a matter of fact, storms
.ire of small concern to masters of
modern liners. Anxiety really begins
in harbors where a ship is hampered
by lack of room to manoeuver.
In New York harbor, where the
piers are like the teeth of a huge
comb, the skipper must come to a stop
and swing the great bulk of his Bhip
crosswise to the flowing tide, hold it
there, and nose its way into one of
the openings. Ho must use from a
dozen to twenty tugs If his vessel is as
long as the Mauretunia.
An enjoyable evening was spent last
Friday evening in the basement of the
Presbyterian Church, when the seventeen members of the C. G. 1. T. Club
entertained an equal number of boy
friends to a supper.
After the toast of "The King" had
been honored, Miss Margaret Bunbury
proposed "Our Guests," which was re
sponded to by Frank Potter. "The
Club," proposed by Cyril Mlchell and
responded to by Edith Hood. A good
musical programme followed.
The party broke up at 10.30 and was
pronounced a distinct success by all
Owing to a typographical error in
our report last week of the baptismal
party of the infant Helen Gibson
Robertson, the names of Mr. and Mr
A. P. Lockhart, grand parents of the
child, were accidentally omitted from
the list of those present.
Church Notices
Holy Trinity Church
Kev. W. LoTcrscdge.
January 8.
Holy Communion, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Evensong, 7 p.m.
Roman Catholic Church
IIct. Father Beaton.
Juiiuiirr 8.
Mass, 11 a.m.
St. George's Presbyterian
Rot. Jas. Hood.
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
Bible Class, 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Choir practice, 7.30 Friday evening.
Grace Methodist Church
Rev. G. B. Kinney.
Sunday Junior Congregation, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Regular Evening Service, 7 p.m.
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In a rural district a Scottish minister
was out taking an evening walk, when
lie came upon one of his parishioners
lying In a ditch. "Where have you
been the nicht, Andrew?"
"Weel, I dinna rlchtly ken," answered the prostrate sinner, "whether It
was a wedding or a funeral, but whatever it was, It has been a most extraordinary success."
Bob, an only son, had often expressed a desire for a brother, and
latterly he had been led to suppose
that his wish was reasonable and
might possibly be fulfilled. The other
day a visitor calling at^the home was
met by a righteously Indignant Bob.
"It's come," he announced. "It's a
girl. Fancy all that trouble for nothing."
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A party like this—said Private Coles, as he
wiped his moustache with the back of his hand—
makes me feel that mournful I could drink another
three quarts without smiling once, and when you
come to reckon that the beer's free tonight that's
something to make you think. All you chaps are
laughing and singing and wishing long life and
happiness to Sergeant Major Hartley and his new
wife, and drinking the beer what he's so kindly
provided us with, and I can't help looking on the
dark side.
Marriage is a lottery—it's the biggest gamble
a feller can take on, but he walks into it with his
eyes open and never worrying his head once about
the future. I look into the future myself, and
though I ain't married nor never likely to be, I
understand the risk, for they say the looker-on
sees most of the game, and I've done a lot of looking on in my time. You might say I've had a front
seat in the grand stand while the matrimonial
stakes were being run, and I've seen first favorites
amongst the "also rans" more times than I like
to say.
Of course, love is at the bottom of it all, and to
my way of thinking love's a sort of disease, and
an infectious one at that. It's very near as catching as smallpox, and I've seen a company of this
regiment, which was woman-haters to a man, all
find something in the skirt line to walk out with
in under twenty-four hours, just because one bloke
got caught by a saucy-eyed wench.
But it's more infectious than that even, for if
one chap takes up with a girl, as like as not his
bed chum or some feller in the same room will
get struck down so bad with the disease that he
will fall in love with the same donah, and that's
the short road to trouble. I've known a jealous
chap even go so fur as to drink his rival's beer
afore now, just to show he wasn't the sort of man
to have his feeling's trifled with.
Talking of this reminds me o' Private Black,
called Smiler for short, on account of his mouth,
what stretched across his face as if someone had
made a bad shot with a hatchet. Rightly speaking, it wasn't a smile at all, and was probably due
to his having fed out of a lop-sided bottle as an
infant, what had dragged down his mouth on one
Smiler wasn't what you might call an oil painting exactly, though you might pass him as a good
instance of the new school—the Impressionist—
for he'd a face that made an impression on you if
it did nothing else. His figure was like his face,
only more so, and all the cuss words the drill sergeant could remember hadn't pulled it into any
sort of shape, though with his great coat on and
the collar turned well up he might pass in a crowd
on a dark night.
Still, looks don't count with the girls. Some
people say that they can see the heart that beats
beneath a pimply face, but it's my belief that spot
the cash in the trouser's pocket. Anyway, Smiler
got a girl—he found her one night, and she took a
great fancy to him. I admit that it was one of
those few nights what occur every month when
the moon don't show at all, but still, there you
are, take it or leave it, Smiler got a girl, and her
name was Cis—Cis Small.
I ain't no judge of female beauty, but all the
same, to my way of thinking, Cis was a tidy-looking girl, with her black hair and saucy-brown eyes,
ahd she knew how to dress, too. Smart wasn't
the word for it—her skirt was so tight round the
feet she had to get along like as if she was sack-
racing, if she was in a hurry, and she'd a big exclamation mark of a feather in front of her hat
what used to tickle the telegraph wires when she
was out walking.
Smiler fell desperate in love with her. He had
"Cis" tatooed on his chest and arms, he wrote to
her every morning and saw her the same evening
afore the letter arrived, and he very stupid-like
stuck her likeness up on the wall behind his cot.
At the time of which I'm speaking we had a chap
in the regiment name o' Chalky White, and Chalky
was one of those fellers what all girls fall in love
with. He wasn't at all the sort of chap you would
like to introduce to your wife or your intended,
but the very handwriting for your sister if you
happened to have one to support. Chalky sees
Cis's portrait, and started to arst Smiler about it.
"Nice-looking girl," ses he. "Who is it?"
"My intended," ses Smiler, chucking a chest.
"Pore girl—short-sighted, I s'pose," ses Chalky.
"Why don't she wear glasses."
"Wodyermean ?" ses Smiler. "She can see as
well as me."
"Dear, dear," ses Chalky. "I s'pose you told
her your mouth got that way owing to a wound
you received during the war."
"Are you trying to insult me?" ses Smiler, getting wild.
"Why, certainly not," ses Chalky. "I was admiring your girl. I say again she's a donah that
any man might be proud of. Where does she
live?" And I'm hanged if that silly ass Smiler
didn't tell him. It's bad enough to let your pal
see your girl's picture, but to tell him where she
-* lives is madness, 'specially with a chap like that
Two or three nights after this Smiler was on
guard, and therefore couldn't meet Cis, and the
night after, when he stopped in front of the fifth
lamp-post and whistled the regimental march past,
there was no answer. He whistled it till he was
so dry he couldn't spit a feather, and a p'leeceman
give him a bit of string to tie it up with. Then he
went back to barracks with a heart as heavy as
a piece of cookhouse duff.
Next night he whistled the same ole tune at the
same place till the p'leeceman threatened to lock
him up as noosance, and as there was still no sign
of Cis he walked off, trying to make up his mind
whether he'd chuck hisself in the river or commit
suicide by drinking some of the Blue Cat's beer.
He finally decided on the latter course, and had
got so fur as the corner of the street when he sees
a sight what caused his heart to stand still, as
they say in the novelettes. There, coming up the
road, was Chalky, and on Chalky's manly shoulder
was a head, a female head, and, to cut a long story
short, Cis's head, and her body was beneath it,
held in place by Chalky's strong arm.
For a moment Smiler was too upset and brokenhearted to speak j then, pulling hisself together,
he walks straight up to them and taps Chalky on
the Shoulder.
"False friend," he ses, "you have stolen the
affections of my adored one."
"Oh, go and hire a hall!" ses Chalky rudely.
"Hast thou forgotten thy vows of faithfulness ?"
ses Smiler to Cis. Smiler was a great chap for
reading penny novelettes and going to the shows,
so he knew just how to talk. -
"Every word!" ses Cis, brutal-like. I don't think
she was really a nice girl.
"Is thy love for me quite dead ?" ses Smiler.
"Dead as mutton!' 'ses Cis.
"And you'll be took the same way yourself if
you don't push off," ses Chalky.  "Git!"
"But she's my girl!" ses Smiler.
"Not now," ses Chalky. "She might have been
once, but that was afore she met me. Now you
ain't in the picture, so fade away afore I put my
bunch of fives agen your nose." And as Chalky
was about a size and a half larger than Smiler
there was only one thing to do, and that was to
melt away.
However, he wasn't going to give up the girl
without a bit of a struggle, so that night he unburdened his soul to Dimo Harris, who, being an
artful sort o' chap, was reckoned a safe fellow to
go to for advice.
She's chucked you up, Chalky, has she?" ses
Dimo. "Well, I can't say I blame her. It's only
natural when you come to think of it."
'But I love her!" ses Smiler.
'That's your trouble," ses Dimo. "What do
you want me to do—cut Chalky out?"
"No," ses Smiler, "I want to win her back."
"That's a bit of a shipping order," ses Dimo.
You'll have to reckon with  Chalky.   Can you
"No," ses Smiler.
Dimo shook his head.
"Well, neither can Chalker," ses he, "so if I
teach you to scrap you might be able to lick him.
Private lessons, twelve for twenty dollars, payable
in advance.  Let's go to the gymnasium.
"But Chalky's twice as big as me," ses Smiler.
"Remember David and Goliath," ses Dimo.
"David had science in the shape of a sling, and he
made Goliath take the count of ten in the first
There's some chaps what takes to boxing naturally, and others who couldn't fight their way out
of a paper bag after a hundred lessons, and Smiler
was one of the latter. No matter what pains Dimo
took, he couldn't learn Smiler anything worth talking about, though for his own reputation he had
to make out as how his pupil had improved out of
all knowledge.
"You're a marvel!" ses he. "Fit to fight for
your life now. You challenge Chalky tonight, and
I bet you win." And then Dimo ran round getting
as many bets on Chalky and he could find mugs.
That night Smiler, being fortified with two
glasses of hootch, challenged Chalky, and the fight
took place in the gymnasium. As a fight it wa3
nothing to write home to mother about, but as a
harlequinade it was the goods all right.
Smiler come in as wide open as the door of a
public-house, and put his eye straight up against;
a left prod that nearly lifted his head off his
shoulders. He fought just like an old woman,
and his blows weren't hard enough to hit a dent in
a pat of butter. Most of 'em started nowhere in
particular, and landed in the same place, and all
the while Chalky was prodding, and swinging, and
hooking and upper-cutting, and thoroughly enjoying hisself. Smiler began to reckon he'd run into
a very unhealthy atmosphere, when suddenly he
got a dream tablet in the shape of a punch on the
angle of the jaw and went into a heavy sleep.
When he woke up he was lying on his bed feeling
as if he'd been under dog in a fight with a mastiff.
"Who won ?" ses he to Dimo.
"It was a sort of a draw," ses Dimo. "I fancy
you were a shade ahead on points—there are several on your face you could hand your hat on—
but you lay down and refused to go on just when
you looked like winning. I fancy you can't have
had enough training—you'd better have another
twelve lessons at twenty dollars."
"Not me," ses Smiler. "I've had enough—that
Chalky person hurt me something crool. Fists
ain't my line somehow. I'm going to try revolvers
next time."
"Don't do nothing rash," ses Dimo. "A revolver's a funny thing to play with, and, 'sides, you're
the sort of chap that would miss your enemy and
hit a washer-woman hanging up clothes to dry
half a mile away. Let me think—I may get an
Next day he came up to Smiler and took him
on one side.
"Smiler," ses he, "I reckon I got an idea what'U
fix you up all right. Even if you beat Chalky in a
fight or killed him in a duel there ain't so saying
how the girl would behave.   She might enshrine
him in her heart as her dead hero, so to speak,
and have no truck with you. You gotter cure her."
"Yes, I understand that," ses Smiler, "but
"Trust your uncle Dimo," ses Dimo. "What you
got to do is to prove to her that Chalky is a
coward, and I got the idea the other day from a
story I was reading. You must meet them when
they're together in a quiet spot, and tell Chalky
that one of you will have to die middling smart.
You can produce two revolvers—I can borrow them
from the officers' mess some day if I ain't seen—
and two bits of folded paper. You draw lots, and
the one that gets the paper with the cross on it
shoots hisself."
'Yes, that's a fine idea," ses Smiler, "but there's
one drawback—s'posing I get the one with the
cross on it?"
'Ah, that's where the brain comes in," ses
Dimo. "Both bits of paper have crosses on 'em.
Chalky, of course, will be overcome at the thought
of death, and will at once look at his paper to see
if he's drawn a winner or a non-starter, and
directly he finds he's got his walking ticket, he'll
be too upset to think of you. Then he'll either
have to commit suicide or prove himself a
'I'd rather he committed suicide," ses Smiler.
"It would be better if he got right out of the way,
but still we must hope for the best."
"When will you do it?" ses Dimo. "I'm only
charging five dollars, payable in advance, in case
of accidents. You never know what will happen
when chaps start monkeying with loaded revolvers."
"What's wrong with tomorrow?" ses Smiler.
"Nothing, so fur as I can see," ses Dimo. "I'll
get the revolvers for you tomorrow afternoon,
while the officers are out."
The following night Smiler set out with two
revolvers in his pocket and two slips o' folded
paper, and by doing a bit of boy scouting he ran
Chalky and Cis to earth while they were sitting
billing and cooing on a seat in the park. There
was not a soul about to interfere, so Smiler crept
up till he was just behind them.
"Hands up!" ses he, pointing both revolvers at
Chalky sprang up as if he'd been shot, and when
he sees Smiler covering him with two barkers he
got awful mad.'
Put 'em away, you silly blighter," ses he.
"You'll be letting 'em off in a minute and there's
no saying who'll get hit."
Smiler waited till Cis had stopped screaming,
and then he struck an attitood.
"One of us two must die,' 'he ses to Chalky in a
deep, tragic voice—a very good imitation of the
stage hero's when he finds the villain's stolen his
only- child.
"Cheese it," ses Chalky, "your hand's shaking
like a leaf; you'll let 'em both off if you ain't careful."
'I'm not joking," ses Smiler. "We can't both
have the girl, and if I can't have her I'm willing
to die, so you see I'm a desprit man. Are you
willing to die for her, Chalky?"
No—yes, o' course I am," Ses Chalky.
Very well," ses Smiler.   "Then we'll draw lots
who shall commit suicide." •
"I ain't going, to do nothing o' the sort," ses
"Right ho!" ses Smiler. "I'll shoot you dead.
A chap what's ready to commit suicide won't
stick at murder."
"Look 'ere," ses Chalky, "is this a funny caper
or what?"
"I'm dead serious," ses Smiler. "Don't move or
I'll shoot.   Do you agree ?"
"Well, anything for a quiet life," ses Chalky.
"I s'pose I'll have to agree. If I don't you say
you'll shoot me dead, so I may as well take an
even-money chance, though I'd prefer odds on.
S'posing at it's your idea we had four bits o' paper,
and you had three draws to my one. That's give
me a three to one chance, which is fairer, to my
way of thinking."
"I'm not joking," ses Smiler.
"Oh, don't—please don't do it," ses Cis. "I
ain't worth committing suicide for—roely I ain't."
"My mind's made up," ses Smiler. "See here
ire the bits of paper, and one of them has the fatal
cross on it. If 1 draw it I shall go away and shoot
"Better let me do it for you, Smiler," said
Chalky. "You always was a bad shot, and you'd
very likely miss."
"And if you draw it," continued Smiler, "you
will go away and shoot yourself. That's all—it's
quite simple. Here are the bits o' paper, ready
ready folded up. I will lay them both on the seat,
and you, as the challenged, shall have first choice."
"Well, well," ses Chalky, "they always did say
that the path of treu love never did run smooth,
and I begin to believe it myself now. Which shall
I have, Cis?"
Cis couldn't make up her mind—one looked just
as bad as the other to her—so at last Chalky went
up and, after fingering both, took the most innocent looking one and put it in his pocket.
"Which have you got?" ses Smiler, wondering
why it hadn't quite panned out as he expected.
"Never you mind," ses Chalky.   "It's your turn
now.   Pick it up."
Smiler picked his up.
"And which have you got?" ses Chalky.
Smlier scratched his head—things weren't going according to the book of rules, exactly.
"You picked first," ses ho, "so you ought to
look at yours."
"I'm a bit nervous," ses Chalky. "Let's see
yours.   It's all the same in the long run."
"You ain't playing the game right," ses Smiler,
getting more and more worried.
"Yes, I am," ses Chalky. "Fair's fair if it's
carrotty, and it don't make a bit o' difference who
looks at his paper first."
"Yes, it does," ses Smiler. "You look at yours
or I'll shoot you," but just at that moment Cis,
who's crept up behind him, snatched the paper out
of his hand and unfolded it.
"Why, here's the cross!" she screamed. "You've
drawn it, Smiler!"
Smiler felt as if the ground had slipped away
from under his feet.
"What have you got ?" he ses to Chalky.
Chalky laughed and tore his paper up into bits.
"There ain't no need to look at mine," he 3es.
"Only one bit o' paper had a cross on it, so you
say, and you drew it, so mine must be a blank.
It's up to you, Smiler, to go and commit suicide as
quick as you can. It's hard luck, but there you
arc—it was your idea. Toddle up and look sharp
about it, but for goodness' sake good aim. You
can't be too careful when you're committing
Smiler stood with a sickly grin on his face, trying to make up his mind what to do. According
to the book of rules, it was up to him to commit
suicide, but he badly wanted to kill Chalky first,
and then suddenly he thought of someone else he'd
■like to kill more than Chalky or hisself, and that
was Dimo—the silly ass who put him up to the
idea and was responsible for everything. With
a yell he lit off towards barracks in search of
Dimo, but that gentleman knew all about revolvei'3
and how to doge 'em, and long before Smiler knew
what had happened he was lying on the floor with
Dimo sitting on his chest and playing knucklebones on his face, and by the time Dimo had finished with him he half wished he'd kept his word
and done himself in.
"Whom shall you marry," said Jack to Matt,
"The girl In pink, or the one in black?"
"I'm not quite sure." said Matt to Jack,
"But I'll let you know when I get back.'
The girl In pink was a frivolous thing—
And though not a cook, she sure could sing.
She powdered her nose, wore expensive clothos,
And everyone said she showed too much hose, '
Now the girl in black was quiet and neat,
Prepared for the worst of this life to meet.
And though not a singer, she eurely could cook.
So Matt put her name at the top of his book.
Then Matt came back and married the black,
And often laughed at poor old Jack,
Till Jack got mad, and married the pink—
Now they are happy, 'tis very distinct,
That men, like women, are not all tho same,
But each considers life a game*
He plays his cards, and hopes to win,
' The one best suited to live with him.
Nem. Con. in Montreal Star.
In a very real sense, every man stands alone. Just as
alolle as though bo were the only man In the world. While
there are times when we may think "en masse" and work In
g.mgs, and trade In corporations, and pray by congregations,
and sing in choruses—nevertheless, there comes to each of
us the time when we must do these things alone, when a
young fellow starts out In his muBlcal career, taking his
placo In a chorus, he Is not particularly disturbed If he
falls to make good upon every occasion, because he knows
that one or more of his neighbors In the chorus will do so,
so that his failure will not be noticed. But when ho begins
to sing solo parts, he knows that it Is strictly up to him to
make good. He must strike high "G" or low "F" clear and
troiig. without llabblncss or uncertainty. For the time
being, lie becomes the only man in the chorus.
Eacli of us lias our solo jiart In life—occasions when wo
cannot depend upon our neighbors in the chorus to do our
lart, nor can we "fake" the score which we have Imperfectly
learned. Inefficiency, or ignorance, or weakness, cannot
then be given as an excuse. This does not mean that we
stiall be expected (o play another's part, any more than
you'd expect a bass to sing the soprano score. There's
variety enough In life to give each of us a solo, fitted to
our peculiar range. If you cannot take high "C" comfortably, you may sing the tones of the middle register with
greater power ami elTecllvcness.—Hev. diaries Stelzle.
Every man in the well-known world hungers for tho
good opinion of hi: fellows. Let a man be persuaded that
everybody lias a rod In pickle for him. and he will let his
whiskers grow and bum an orphan asylum. Let him ho
persuaded that everybody thinks him a world-beater, and
be will bat a thousand.
Bui while all men hunger for the world's good opinion,
few get II in large measure. The world has private concerns of lis own, and can't be forever searching out modest
violets lo cheer them on their way with a few hearty words
of praise, it enjoys cheering; It dearly loves a hero; it
will be an hour late for dinner in order lo stand on a street
corner and clap lis hands as a successful man passes by.
Hut It recognizes success much more easily than It recognizes merit, and is therefore content to bestow the wholo
of lis praise upon those whose portraits appear on tho
first page
Thus men of genuine merit frequently have a hard row
to hoc before they are Invited to address graduating classes
and Hoard of Trade banquets.
If a man is possessed of the quality known In the vernacular as "the goods," he will arrive in due course if ho
keeps plugging away. Hut if he tires of wailing for recognition and begins lo suspect that the world doesn't appreciate him as It should -lie Is thoroughly and soundly licked
and routed through to the scrap heap. There is no hope
for a man after he begins to feel sorry for himself.
Winning appreciation is usually a long and weary Job,
as II should be; for appreciation wouldn't be worth a darn
If everybody could win it. Diamonds are valuable because
they are few; the spotlight would be a nuisance if It shone
on everybody. four
January 7, 1922.
Saturday morning at Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE Manager and Publisher
BEN H. GOWEN Editor.
The citizens of Cumberland have a great deal to be
thankful for after the fire of Monday morning last. Had
conditions been little less favorable there is no doubt the
lire would have extended to much greater proportions
The .now'on the adjacent buildings, and the tact that there
wa- no wind blowing at the time, had a big bearing on the
flames being confined to the three stores.
But It Is to the Volunteer Fire Department that the
greatest praise is due. They have long had the reputation of being one of the best volunteer fire lighting forces
In the province, and they certainly lived up to the enviable
reputation on Monday. The manner In which they fought
the lire demon Is worthy of all commendation. To their
magnificent work is due the fact that Tarhell's Store on
the east of the burned area Is today standing, as well as
stores to the west. That the three stores should have been
almost totally destroyed and tho other places hardly
scorched, though but a few inches separated them, speaks
volumes for the work of the fire fighters.
In no less a degree Is praise due to others who helped
in subduing the tire, many taking positions of danger on
the roofs to help keep the fire in check. There were too
many to particularize, hut most noticeable were Mr. Thos
Graham, who personally directed operations to save the
City Meat Market and adjacent stores, and also Rev. G.
Kinney who worked indefatigably.
There were many others whose work deserves the greatest credit. To all who assisted the citizens feel deeply
thankful, and we have been requested by many to take
this means of conveying their thanks for the valuable
services rendered.
Apart from the load of provincial and national debt which
Is on the shoulders of every British Columbian, the great
r»nson for heavy and Increasing taxation Is due to an excessive overhead cost in government. In this province of
half a million souls we have sufficient cabinet ministers
government departments, boards, commissions and what
not, to administer the public business of ten times the
population. i
The deduction Is obvious. Either increase the numbers
of the public or cut down the staff of ministers, representatives, commissioners and civil servants. At present there
is a world of difference between the tasks of operating a
commercial undertaking and the administration of what
passes as "government."
The primary dissimilarity is that cabinet "timber" Is too
of ton a species which would reach the incinerator if one
were choosing the best material as props In the sphere of
trade and commerce.
At least two factors operate against citizens of the best
type reaching the seats of the Legislature. One is the
terrible apathy of the public at large in the real business of the country, an apathy which accounts tor the
calibre of legislative happenings. The other is that in
general the monetary rewards, In municipal as In other
spheres of public service, are seldom commensurate with
the toll Involved, to'say nothing of the unceasing fire of
unreasoning adverse criticism.
It may be urged that if one could cut down numbers,
the effect would be nugatory If the fewer numbers received
greater remuneration. The first step to progress, therefore, lies In Inducing men of greater ability to enter public
life by making their nomination and election less difficult.
This again reduces itself to the Individual factor. As
long as tens of thousands of "I have no interest In politics"
people slumber in tills province, so long will we get what
most of us deserve: incapable government, political corruption, patronage, Increasing taxation, deteriorating reputation and credit.
Any man who realizes the extent of the Oriental problem
and thai Ii lias been consistently sidestepped by Victoria
and Ottawa, should don his thinking cap.   Other problems,
■: rcely less menacing are growing fast.  We have already
paid for thoii foundations.—Cowichan Leader.
The mule he Is a kicker of some ability, but 1 know one
that's slicker, Just read this and agree. He kicked when
lie was young, he'll kick when he is old. He kicked because he was too warm, he kicks because it's cold, and
when he was a few days old he started with his bilking
and kicked because he had to help his mother with the
milking; and when at last he's good and dead it's just as
like as not. he'll kick because his home below is just a
trifle hot. He kicked upon a summer's morn, he kicked in
late October. He kicked when he was all lit up, he kicked
when he was sober. And he put up an awful kick, when
on consideration, he remembered he had voted for the
Liquor Moderation. He kicked at cattle roaming ioose and
harder when he found that his own cows had been picked
up and landed in the pound. He kicked about the dogs in
town and swore the cop was lax, and kept a dog f!r many
years but never paid a tax. Oh, he was always kicking,
but he kicked especial hard when anybody spoke to him
about the Boulevard. He kicked because all fleas don't
tl)h he kicked because they hop; he kicked about the parsons, he kicked about the cop. tic kicked about the cals
at night, he kicked because they fought; he kicked about
the price of grub and everything he bought. He kicked
about the price of hootch, of medicine and pills; he
kicked about most everything but never paid his hills. And
when at last he lays him down and draws his final breath,
they'll put upon his tombstone that—he kicked himself to
death. —C J. BUNHURY.
Our idea of an optimist is a man who is thankful that he
tr.de enough a-oi.ev last year to pay his taxes.
if you have done something that is good, forget it and
do something better.
'The man '■ dccldos to hold off until things Improve
ciay find, when things improve, that the man who held
on and helped Ihem to improve, is so far ahead that he
can't he caught."—Vision.
Few sports should profit the soul as does the gentle, art
of fishing. The angler not only schools his soul in patience
and his body in endurance and skill, but he feeds the spirit
on Nature, catching pictures of rare scenic grandeur in his
mental photograph gallery, sensing the sweet, soothing
voices of Nature's chorus, as rendered by bird and insect,
and by the singing waters as they play over the rocks and
dame and silver rapids.
And these are sensations he never completely forgets.
The quietness of the scenes in which the contemplative
man's recreation follows invites him_ to take in his surroundings, and willingly does he accept the invitation.
However concentrated his attention on a rising fish, however keen he be on dropping the fly just in the desired
spot, there are moments when he looks around him, satis-
fled that everything is good. Then it is that the impression
is made, then it is that the mental snap-shot is taken, and
months, it may be years, afterwards, that particular scene
suddenly leaps Into life again, through the mind's eye,
visual memory.
The year's grand procession of sweet spring, radiant
summer, mellow autumn and sparkling winter, runs contented, and sweet-tempered through recollections of thrilling set-tos he has had with this or that fine catch, or of
aesthetic feasts his soul has had in contemplating this or
that piece of Bcenic lovelieness.
These things are the soul's riches—and while growing
mellow in memory of the past, the angler glows sweetly in
anticipation of a future visit to some old haunt where he
has, in times gone by, sensed the exquisite joy of day-i
spent with certain trout streams amid scenes seldom seen
by man, and never marred out of their prlstince charm.
Isaak Walton wrote, "I love any discourse of rivers and
fishing." He who knows nothing of the soothing soul-
message conveyed by ripping streams, or of the message
of the sun shimmering on the placid river, he who has
never sensed the electric thrill of the captured fish on his
taut line, this man has indeed lost much of life's riches.
Leave the- office or the shop occasionally and be an angler.
Body, sould and mind will feel refreshment that nothing
else can afford.
'"• Johnson defined Oats In his dictionary as, "A grain
which in England Is fed to horses, but which In Scotland
oupports the people." Carlylo, on seeing the definition for
•'» i.r.it time, made the swift riposte, "And, Sam, what
grand horses they have in England and what grand men
in Scotland 1"
"All works of quality must hear a price In proportion to
the "kill, time expense anil risk attending their Invention or
manufacture. Those things cnlled denr are, whip Justly
estimated, the eh .-.pest; they are attended with much less
profit to the builder than those which everybody calls
cheap."—John Ruskln.
"He who always seeks more light the more ho finds, and
finds more the more he seeks, Is one of the few happy
mortals who take and give in every point of time. The tide
and ebb of giving and receiving Is the sum of human hap-
fiiness, which !:<> alone enjoys who always wishes to
acquire a new knowledge, and always finds It."—Lavater.
Mny we ask the incoming City Council to let the roosters
of this city continue to crow, to let the boys let off firecrackers and the girls do as they please. Boys will bo
boys, rooslors will crow and girls will alwayR have their
way. so what Is the use of tho city fathers bothering their
heads over trivialities when tliero is very serious work
ahead of them?-—Saturday Review, Victoria.
Concerning a printer's error, an annotation by Mr.
Roosevelt i "railed. His manuscript rend, "The children
were timed as they ran around tho track." The printer
made it, "The children were timid," etc. Mr. Roosevelt
wrote on the proof's margin, "The printer that says my
Uilldien are timid Inspires thoughts with the idea of
All reports continue to show that His Royal Highness
the Prince of Wales Is not only enjoying his tour of India
but that he Is, In addition, winning golden opinions from
all classes of Britain's most populous dependency. Every
now and then paragraphs creep into the daily press which
would indicate that a large minority of the Indian popula
tlon resent the presence of the son of their Emperor
These irresponsible paragraphs are mostly the work of
those charged with spreading seditionist propaganda promulgated by a party calling itself "Young India" and hav
Ing Its headquarters In the United States of America. Perhaps this seditionist party may number one million adherents, perhaps less; certainly not more, says the Saturday Review.
These seditionists aim at working up discontent among
the lower classes of the Indian population, and have man
aged to create minor disturbances in some of the larger
cities. It must be remembered that the bulk of the Indian
population, some three hundred millions, live in villages
and are occupied almost exclusively in tilling land, raising
cattle, etc. The country population of India is In no way
concerned with the vaporings of Mahatma Ghandi, indeed
few villages have ever heard of that saintly seditionist.
Ever since the British Crown took over the government
of India there has never been a serious national demand
for any other kind of government. The three hundred
millions, who really represent India, would not welcome any change of government, least of all, rule by
their own countrymen. These three hundred millions have
often declared that under the British Raj their lives arc
safe, their lands secure, their investments protected, and
that Justice has not to be bought, even against British citizens. Those who doubt the wisdom, justice and race impartiality of the British Administration In India had better |
convince thcmselveB to the contrary by a visit to that
Empire. The best of all earthly governments are liable to
make mistakes In administration, and the government of
India Is no exception to that general rule. At the same
time no government of today Is more ready to rectify its
mistakes In administration than the government of India.
The Balance of our Stock of
Ladies' Tweed and Velour Coats
Gabardine Trench Coats. Furs and
Fur Sets, Sweater Coats. Wool
Scarf Sets at a discount of 25c/<>
Special Reduction of 20% this week on
Men's Suits, Overcoats, Gabardine
Trench Coats, Sweater Coats and
Boys' Clothing
W. Gordon
Admonitory signs for motorists have
become common since "Drive slow and
see our town; drive fast and see our
jail" was put up. Here's another:
"Brattleboro welcomes you,
But slack up a bit as you're passing
Punkvllle's advice is different;
"Drive like the dickens, we don't care.
The faster the sooner you get out of
The prosperous-looking man asked
to be shown a certain overcoat with
fur attachments.
"How much?" he asked.
"One hundred dollarB," he was told.
"Take It away," Bald the man, very
firmly. "I'm hanged if I'm as cold as
Trouble is easy to borrow; but hard
to pay back.
Never give up. The lowly flivver Is
frequently rattled but It keeps forging
ahead in spite of ups and downs.
God glveth me another year, its pages pure and white;
My hand across each snowy leafs its record-words must
I need to count each golden hour, each moment of a day,
As values given me to use, hut not to cast away.
For joy, and winning of results In giving far and wide
The secrets of a happy life, God wills that I abide.
Sin's shadow lies across the earth; creates Disaster's den;
Its darkness shrouds the lights of lime across tho souls of
We spirits from the living God wield power, If »■ but try
To send a rift of light across sin's marts, In passing by.
First, light within myself I need, else can I give It out?
God help me see to this each day, as first to think about,
And give me other thoughts to think—the leading for each
That not a jewel of my hours I blindly cast away.
—George Klingle.
An extraordinary method of making
a fortune was adopted by Max Bclke
an American barber, with almost incredible results.
Thirteen years ago he went to the
I Klondike goldllelds and set up a bar
I tier's shop.   Soon he discovered that
men who worked continually in gold
dust carried away a certain amount of
the precious metal in their hair.   As
some of their beards had   not   been
trimmed   for   years,   the   new   field
proved a very lucrative one.
On his first day he collected over
.en dollars' worth of gold, not to men-
don a dollar's worth of cement, Fln-
illy he was able to retire with a formic of $2511,000.
A    N E
W   Y E A R
In a little country store in Oregon
i a sign Hint rends:
He who rests will rust,
lie who trusts will bust;
No rest—no rust,
No trust—no bust.
"We've never worn a saleslady, but
if it's to be the fashion, we'll try It."
Saleladies—Ready to wear. Apply
at once.—From the classified page,
Buffnlo Express.
Anyone  can   swear  off  smoklng-
Chrtstnius cigars.
CONGOLEUM—Size 9 feet by 10 feet 6 inches, $19.50
Size 9 feet by 9 feet $16.75
LINO RUGS—Size 9 feet by 10 feet 6 inches .... $19.50
Size 9 feet by 9 feet $16.75
MARVEL RANGE—1 only, slightly       (I»rTA AA
used; a snap at *P • "•""
Furniture Store
A. MacKinnon
■—y 1 J January 7, 1922.
Best Rates and Service
for Insurance of all
1 representing 1
Royal Exchange Assurance, London, England.
Great -American Fire Company.
Canadian Fire Insurance Company, Winnipeg.
Newark Fire Insurance Company.
London Guarantee and Accident Company.
Boston Fire Insurance Company.
Queen Insurance Company.
National Fire of Hartford.
Edward W. Bickle
Ye Olde Firme
Heintzman & Co. Piano
or Player-Piano or Gramophone
Make your choice NOW.   Pay a small deposit, for
delivery later.
Can You Imagine a More Delightful Christmas Gift!
Heintzman & Co.
GIDEON HICKS, Manager—Box 233, Victoria
Cumberland VICTORIA Nanaimo
Strenuous Game
Ends in Draw
Victoria Fans Treated to Splen
did Game of Soccer When
Visitors Met Wests
A Breakfast that Satisfies
Try eating plenty of plain or
toasted Bread with your morning coffee.
You will like it.
Bread is your Best Food—Eat
more of it.
Bread is the best of foods—
There is no other like it for nourishing, invigorating qualities.
Good flour, plenty of yeast and
milk and salt give the special
bread-value to
—the loaf all pure
Thos. E. Bate
Persons having property for sale are
asked to list same with us. Our clients'
Interests will have our best attention.
Several five-acre blocks on Royston
Road, which we are instructed to sell
at the very low price of $40 to $50 per
acre for quick disposal. Exception
ally good locations. One Is a corner
near Cumberland.
Thos. E. Bate
Maxwell's OfHco     Dunsmuir Avenue
Dunsmuir Avenue
The poor little boy stood by the curb
crying bitterly. A passerby moved by
his tears and racking sobs, stopped
and asked what was the matter. -
"My pa and ma won't take me to the
movies," sobbed the oppressed  child.
"Do they ever take you when you
make a noise like that?" inquired the
"Sometimes they do and sometimes
they don't," sobbed the poor boy; "but
It ain't no trouble to yell."
The Cumberland United soccer team,
provincial champions for the past two
seasons, played the Victoria Wests to
a one-all draw last Saturday at the
Capital City. There was no scoring In
the first half, and the football shown
was a revelation to the Victoria fans,
Cumberland's short passing game being near to perfection.
Early In the second Half the We-its
scored the first goal, Allen, their Inside right, scoring with a pretty shot.
Cumberland forwards then took hold
of the game in deadly earnest, some
of the prettiest football seen In Victoria for many a day being the result.
Cumberland eventually were able to
score the equalizing goal, Jock Sutherland scoring with a hard drive about
25 yards out.
For the home team Bob Whyte
played an excellent game, and was the
mainstay of his team. For Cumber-
laud it would be hard to pick out any
individual player, as the team on the
whole played well. Perhaps Conti deserves special mention, as his kicking
and tackling'at all times was superb.
Mr. Faulkner of Victoria refereed
the game in masterly style, having no
trouble with the players at all, the
game being clean from start to finish.
The teams lined up as follows:
Cumberland — Boyd; Stewart and
Campbell; Irvine, Conti and O'Don-
nell; Milligan, Brewster, Sutherland,
Hitchens and Harrison.
Victoria Wests —Shandley; Whyte
and Copas; Thomas, Chester and
Baker; Clarksnn, Allen, Peden, James
and Sherritt.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Jan. 6 and 7
Zane Grey's Famous Story
" The Man of the Forestn
Extra Special 2 Reel Comedy
"HIGH and DRY"
Champions  Secured  All  Goals
Scored in Game Against
Victoria Mets on Monday
The Cumberland soccer team
turned from Victoria with good reason
to be pleased with the result of their
week-end performances in the Capital
City. After playing a one-goal draw
with the Wests on Saturday, they met
the Metropolis seniors In another Island League game on Monday and
proved decidedly their superior, winning the game by four goals to nothing. The Mets were not at their
strongest, and had had an even more
strenuous week-end of It than the
visitors, as they had made a Sunday
trip to Ladysmlth to fill an engagement with the Ladysmlth team. In
this game they conceded the points to
Ladysmith and played the match as a
friendly game.
For the game against the B. C.
champions the Mets were not in the
best of condition after their strenuous week-end. Cumberland made a
few changes In their line-up, Irvine
boing on the sick list. O'Donnell went
i-ight-half and Brewster left-half. The
game was- more of a practice game for
the champions, they eventually winning by four clear goals. The forwards
bowed much more combination and
finished better than they did against
the Wests.
Sutherland started the scoring In
the first ten minutes of the game.
Charlie Hitchens scored No. 2 from a
penalty. OHIe Harrison following with
the thrid goal, and Hitchens BC.ored
the fourth and last goal of the match.
Three points out of four away from
hoiue is a good performance for any
team, and it looks like the Cumberland team again winning the Boccer
■hampionshlp of B. C.
The team has no game oh this weekend and are taking a well-earned rest.
The following week-end they are due
at South Wellington, then two league
games ut home.
(Continued from Page One)
vlnce and the liylnws of Uie various
municipalities of the province.
And further that a sufficient staff be
employed so I bat if an inspector is
i-alli'd from his district .his place can
be supplied by another competent Inspector, and the work systematically
carried on.
Medical   Health  Officer's   Report.
Dr. E. R. Hicks, Medical Health
Officer, submitted Ills report for the
past six months. This report shows
that Iho city lias had only four cases
of Infectious or contagious diseases
during that period, which is a remarkable record.   The report follows;
"During the last six months' the city
has bron exceptionally free from infectious and contagious diseases, only
four cases of whooping cough having
occurred. The cases developed In two
homes during Hie month of September.
Both houses were placarded for the
required lenglh of lime, and as a result of the rigid enforcement of the
quarantine regulations, no further
cases developed.
"The establishment of a permanent
city dumping ground where the gar
liagc could be collected and destroyed
in ait Incinerator would he of great
benefit to the city, and would go a
long way towards helping to keep
clean and healthy. The dumping of
garbage on the outskirts of the city
park should he prohibited. The nearness of so many new homes to this
area makes the establishment   of   a
Usual Saturday Night Dance. 9.30 p.m.
Wm.S. Hart in "White Oak"
permanent city dumping ground all
the more urgent. Hoping that the
Bonrd of Health will lay this matter
before the City Council and press tor
its early completion, I am, etc.,
"Medical Health OUiecr."
After considerable discussion re the
city dump, it was resolved, on the
motion of Aid. Pickard, seconded by
Aid. Thomson, that the communication be filed.
Subscription List for Allara Family.
A list of monies collected by Mr.
Laver for the Allara family, who lost
all their belongings In the lire, was
handed in. This showed that Mr.
Laver had collected about $300. His
action came in for words of commendation. On the motion of Aid. Parn-
hani, seconded by Aid. Brown, It was
resolved that the council endorse tlie
action of Mr. Laver and hand the list
to the chief of police to call on citizens for further subscriptions.
Appreciation or Firemen's Work.
Reporting for the Fire Wardens,
Aid. Brown said the council was very
proud of the work done by the Fire
Brigade at the fire on Monday morning. He would like some means instituted whereby the men could be
compensated in some vffl.y. They certainly bad saved the greater part of
the town.
Aid. Parnhaui said he had taken the
matter up with Mr. Sutherland and
Mr. Walton, and these gentlemen bad
collected about $340, in addition to
which the Cumberland Electric Light
Co. Ltd. had donated $11111 and the
Water Works Co. Ltd. $1(10. The idea
was to defrax the cost of ruined clothing, not only for the firemen but of
others who assisted at the fire.
Aid. Thomson thought the city
should pay something—he did not believe in the men working for nothing.
It was up to the ratepayers to pay the
men. and pay them good. He wanted
to get away from the voluntary business.
Alderman Parnham reminded tho
alderman that Ihc council was now at
(he limit of taxation.
Mayor MacDonald said he was
more than pleased with the work of
tho Fire Department and Others who
assisted at the lire. Their work had
certainly saved the two blocks,
Eventually, mi the motion of AM.
Parnham, a resolution was carried
that It be a recommendation to the
Incoming council that the old rates
of pay to the firemen he re-established,
being $2.00 for the first hour and $1
for each additional hour.
A special meeting of the council
will be held on Monday evening next
to receive the auditor's report and to
deal with other matters.
the lire .Monday morning. Return
same to B. & B. Grocery.   Howard.
near otlice of Provincial Police1; apparently fell oil' ear. Owner can
have same on application to Provincial Police and paying for this
advertisement. l-l
Tuesday. Owner can have same by
proving ownership and paying for
this advertisement. Apply D. R.
MaCDouald, Maryport Avenue.
will now he Run. Special rates
given breeders of four or more.
Robt. Waddell.
position in light bouse work or
hotel.   Address P. O. llox 383.    1-1
VANCOUVER,—American reformers
are now in this province in unusual
numbers. Two offers have been made
for the newly completed tabernacle
located on a municipal site near the
Union railroad station. Plans are being made for two tents in another part
Of the town, while street speakers are
braving the cold, and snow with propaganda at tbc ihdng away of drink
and tobacco. All are Americans. One
->f their number, the Rev. Calvin s.
Bwlgert, says Hrilish Columbia needs
waking up. "The devil is rampant
bore," he declares. "We have concluded a whirlwind soul-saving campaign throughout the United States,
and will try to drive sin and Satan
from Ibis godless place of government
Miss Jane Addams. the well known
reformer, was talking about the modern girl's materialism, "I once remarked to a very modern girl," she
aid. "thai in choosing a husband one
liouhl never Judge by appearances.
Which were Often very deceptive,
Right you are,' the modern girl
agreed, as she fixed a cigarette in her
<£rXQ.fC 1821 Ford, 6-pausengor, In
«Vt/l» extra good order. This car
has excellent tires, a new
top with Bide curtains, a reliable self-starter and a set
of very good shock-absorb-
crB. Tiie general appearance
of t lie car is very good, and
it runs equal to a new one.
$2fln cash, and the balance
can be arranged to suit you.
Guaranteed for SO days.
Briscoe 1920 model 5-pas-
senger touring. This Is a
line car If you want something a little larger than a
Ford. It has five very good
llrcs, a new battery, and the
paint, upholstery and top all
look like new. $200 cash,
and the balance at $35 a
flJOQC Ford one-ton chassis. This
>DOUO is absolutely the best buy
on the Island; looks and
runs like new, and is guaranteed for three months.
$1.10 cash, and the balance
$25 a month.
mis Ford 5-passonger touring. This car Is In real
good shape, engine runs like
n charm, nnil can he bought
for $125 cash anil $20 a
Chevrolet 5-passenger touring. Here Is a car. with a
new battery, good tires, and
motor running like new.
$100 cash and the balance at
$17.50 a month. Why walk
when you can get tills car
on such easy terms?
Corf ield MotorsLtd.
Ford Dealers
Courlenay Phone 16
Mr. I'arlici-: "|to you know what's
happens, to little hoys who smoke?"
Hoy: "Yus; they gets worried by
i ...It- old men!"
"Well, young man, so you wish to
lie my son-in-law?"
-,.   ■   ...- »       "Not In the least  -but marrying your
amber Cigarette tube; 'the worst-look- .daughter as I Intend to do  -I can't see
ing men ollcti have the most money." J how It can he avoided." Six
January 7, 1922.
No Tiresome
when you stop here for auto
necessities. We have sufficient
help to give you instant service;
ample stocks from which to fill
your orders; and such implicit
confidence in the quality of our
goods that we add our personal
guarantee to that of the maker
of each trade marked article we
A. R. Kierstead, Prop.
Third Street Cumberland
write for prices to
Office 2620 Bridge Street, Victoria, B.C.
Liddell's Orchestra
— is —
for Dances and Social Functions
of all kinds. Any number of
pieces suppli"d.   Apply
Barber Shop .. ..Dunsmuir Ave.
Even The Gentle Lizzie's Licence
Will Cost Fifty Per Cent.
More This Year
Automobile owners will have to pay
a third more for their licences this
year than in 1921, according to
enactment made during the last
session of the provincial house.
The old rate was estimated on the
basis of 00 units, while the new rate
is based on 90 units. Thus, to find
the price of a licence for an auto the
selling price is taken; to this is added
its weight. The sum of these two
figures is multiplied by the number of
units, the last two ciphers struck-off
and the result is the licence price.
For example, a car may be taken of
which the selling price is $2500, and
the weight 3000 pounds. These added
make 5500. Multiply this by the old
rate of 00 units and the figure 330000
is obtained. Strike out the last two
ciphers and the licence fee of $33.00 Is
obtained. Worked out on the new rate
the licence fee Is shown to be $45.00
In the case of a Ford, the old rate
was $15.00 and the new rate Is $22.50,
the minimum rate.
D. Campbell's
Meat  Market
Phone «fl
Beef, tender
Young Steer
and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausages.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Hate yon tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef) It Is delicious.
Wood for Sale
$4.50 per Single Load.
$8.50 per Double Load.
Any Length Required.
Happy Valley Phone 92R
Wm. Douglas
Mill Feed
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
Thos. H. Carey
Cumberland, B. C
Itlckshns, according to the magazine
called "Japan," will soon be n thing
of the past both in China and Japan.
It is said that there are only about
half as many men operating these
picturesque vehicles now as there
were two years ago. The ricksha Is
l»lng dispossessed by the all-conquering automobile, which Is appearing In
constantly Increasing numbers on the
streets of Far Eastern cities. |
Do not fall to make allowance for
slight exaggerations when hearing of
pranks In school.
Do not accuse the teacher of undue
favoritism. If she Is kinder to one
child than another It's because that
one does not take advantage of the
liberty allowed him. This is simple
Do not tell the teacher that Willie
will not lie.   She may know better.
Do not condemn teacher before a
hearing. This is accorded to even the
worst criminal. There are usually
two sides to the story.
Do not send a scathing note to the
teacher by Nellie, the contents of
which she knows. Her aggressive look
of triumph is not soothing, and the
teacher is only human.
Do not make unfavorable comment
upon the methods of the teacher In
tbe presence of your child. Send him
to carry in the wood while you are doing so, if It must be done.
Do not expect the teacher to understand Jlmmie's disposition right away.
You have studied it for six years, and
there are still kinks in it which you
have failed to straighten out.
Do not plead lack of time to visit
the school. There Is no excuse tor
shirking a duty.
Do not reproach the teacher with
the fact that "Tommy has not learned
a single thing the entire year." She is{
not responsible for bis lack of brains.
Do not expect the teacher to manage
without friction a child that you yourself have never been able to control.
| Do not insist that the teacher is
keeping your child back through spite.
She will hardly risk her reputation
as an instructor to gratify a personal
grudge, however disagreeable the
child may be.
Do not forget that parents owe a
duty to the teacher just as surely as
the teacher does the child.
Ancient Order of Foresters
Meetings are held on the second
and fourth Wednesdays of each month,
In the Fraternity Hall, Dunsmuir Ave.
Visiting brethren cordially invited.
Hugh McLean Davidson, C. Ranger;
F. Eaton, Secretary; F. Slaughter,
Phone 116 Cumberland, B. C
Fixed While U Wult
"Crusader" in Saturday Review.
Headquarters for
Footballers, Baseballers
and other Sportsmen
Watch our
for the Latest Sport News
Jim English     Sacki Conti
Remarkable Egg Production of
Wyandotte Hen Transmitted
To Her Daughters
Experimental Farms Note.
A short time ago the death of White
Wyandotte hen No. B-162 occurred.
Since this hen has had so much to do
with the present high production in
our strain of White Wyandottes now
kept at the Sydney Experimental
Station, her name deserves a place in
the "hall   of fame"   of   the   poultry
told   In
world and her achievement
No. B-162 was hatched May 1, 1917,
and laid her first egg October 20 the
Kiime year, being 182 days old. Her
total record was: 1st year 257 eggs,
2nd year 153 eggs, 3rd year 107 eggs,
4th year 4 eggs, making a total of 521
eggs. Of those 85 were laid in the
winter of the first year, 34 during the
winter of the second, 32 during the
winter of the third, and 4 during the
fourth. At time of laying her first egg
her body weight was ii'A pounds. Her
eggs averaged 25 ounces to the dozen.
That her pullets Inherited her high
producing qualities was evidenced by
their production. In 1919, twelve of
her pullets gave an average of 232
eggs, the Individual production being
from 176 to 289 eggs. Of two pullets
hatched in 1920, one gave 288 eggs
and one gave 243 eggs, with two
months to complete he.r year. The
second year averages for her pullets
ere also good, but as yet are not complete.
B-162 was never broody. She was
attending so strictly to her business
f egg production that she had no
Ime. It would seem that this character was also transmitted, for only
three of her daughters have ever lost
time because of broodlness.
Much has been said and written be-
•ause of the Importance of the male
In the flock from the standpoint of
high production. He does occupy an
important place, but we are more and
more convinced with the years that If
we are to obtain high production, and
to hold It, that the trait must be In
the blood of the dam as well as that
of the sire.
High Grade
New shipments of these high-
grade confections arrive every
two weeks, ensuring fresh goods
all the time.
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load) $4.50
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
Every year, at the season of Christmas, the thought of all true Christians turn to the little town of Bethlehem, Judaea, and a few words
describing the old city of David as it
is today, may he of interest.
Bethlehem, or Belt Lahum (The
House of Bread), to use Its Arabic
form, ts a town of some three thou
sand inhabitants, situated six miles
south of Jerusalem, on the road to
Hebron. Unlike any other Palestinian
town, its inhabitants are mainly
Christians, all of whom may be said
to get their living directly or indirectly from the fact that they reside
In Christ's birthplace. Many of them
are expert carvers in mother-of-pearl,
and are engaged in tiie manufacture
of crucifixes and religions souvenirs,
While others are guides or cater to
other ways to the many pilgrims of
all nationalities that visit the town.
The chief place of pilgrimage, of
course, is the Church of the Nativity,
built, in the sixth century by the Empress Helena, over the grotto in which
tradition says Christ was born.
The grotto, which is but a small
cave in solid rock, Ib reached by a
flight of steps from the floor of the
church; in this cavern are two altars,
one belonging \o the Latin, the other
to the Greek Church. From the roof
of tho grotto are suspended many
golden lamps, the gifts of European
potentates, and the property of the
Latin, Greek and Armenian churches
There is no lighting except that
from the altar lights and these sanctuary lamps.
Under one of tho altars, let into the
floor of solid rock, is a silver star,
which marks the most sacred spot of
all, for around It are Inscribed the
following words: "Hie Jesus Xlhristus
de Maria Virgine Natus Est," telling
how on that very spot the Saviour of
the World was born.
The Field of the Shipherds, "where
the angels of the Lord came down,"
ts also visited by pilgrims, and is
marked by a shrine.
After the lapse of more than nineteen centuries Bethlehem once again
played a part, a very minor one, It is
true, In the affairs of this world. For
many months, during the war, it was
important German headquarters,
until after the Gaza-Beersheba line
had been broken by the British In
November, 1917, when the town found
itself on the new Turkish outpost line.
The 53rd (Welsh) Division attacked
early in December of that year, and
although handicapped by the supporting batteries having orders not to fire
on the Holy Places, near which were
the enemy guns, they drove back the
Turks, who fled northwards. This
Turkish force narrowly escaped being
cut oft by the 60th (London) Division
and Australian Cavalry, who were advancing on Jerusalem from the northwest.
Bethlehem was entered on December 8, 1917, and once more, after a
lapse of five hundred years, came under the rule of a Christian Power.
The Turkish Moslem sentries over
the Church of the Nativity, and the
Holy Grotto Itself, were relieved by
British soldiers.
British guards were necessary to the
keeping of order, as, unfortunately,
the various Christian sects were very
jealous of each others rights in the
Church of the Nativity, and, If not
stopped, would have come to blows.
Later on, for two days a week, the
sentries were found by the Franco-
Italian brigade, a composite force
nicknamed the "Mixed Vermouth Brigade." British sentries were employed for the remaining five days of
the week. The urgent necessity for
British guards is illustrated by the
fact that the door of the Church of
the Nativity has several bullet holes in j
Safety Against Fire
Protect your savings against fire and theft by depositing them in our Savings Bank.
Add to your account, even -in small amounts, as frequently as you can and the growth of your balance,
including the interest earned, will surprise you.
- $15,000,000
- $15,000,000
GRAINGER, Manager.
We handle everything in the Electrical line.
Don't throw your broken irons away.   Have them
P. O. Box 21 Courtenay, B. C.
Rattling Good Car
Or rather let us do it.   We know how to make your car behave,
and will give you a lot of tree advice on the subject it you ask us.
Harling & Ledingham
Telephone 8 Cumberland P.O. Box 349
Egypt had home brew 4000 years
ago. No wonder they knew how to
pickle their mummies.
Love may be blind but marriage
Good Selection of Pipes, Cigar and
Cigarette Holders.
Football Results Every
Saturday Night
James Brown
"Service"  is only a word  until  it
never has to go to an oculist to see | has produced satisfaction—then It is
what's what.
1 salesmanship.—Exchange.
Hot, stranger? Well, It may be over-
No, I don't hardly think there'll be a
What are the people like In this
They ain't perfection, you can put
that down.
It all depends. I can't tell how they'd
Your. notions. Tell me, though, what
were they like
Where you were last? A mean, cantankerous lot,
You say; you left the god-forsaken
Glad to be quit of them. Well, that's
rough on you,
For here you'll find them largely that
way, too.
Good-morning!   Yes, it Is a lovely day.
Just passing through here?   So? You
jnenn to stay.
You wonder what the folks are like?
Oh, well,
They're  just  plain   humans;   I   can
hradly tell.
How were they in the place where you
were last?
Honest and kind, you say; they never
An ugly word to you, every one was
your friend, ,
You  grieved to think such pleasont
times must end.
Stranger, I'm glad for both sides that
you camo;
You'll find the people here are just the
—Charles Wharton Stork. |
ArUnlted States bureau has carried
out some interesting experiments to
show the difference between solid tires
and pneumatic tires. The result Is to
condemn the solid rubber tire as a
most effective smasher of roads. A
truck was taken carrying about 4%
tons. The first test was with an old
solid rubber tire 1 inch thick, the
second with a new tire 2'/4 inches
thick, and then a last test with a
pneumatic tire.
The road selected had an uneven
surface, and the force with which the
wheel hit after passing over the bump
was measured. At five miles an hour
the blows measured 11,600 lbs. with
the old tire, 9400 with the new solid
tire, and 7100 lbs. with the pneumatic J
tire. |
The truck was then tested at a speed
of 14 miles an hour. The force of the
blows increased with the lod tire by
150 per cent, the new solid tire 100 ,
per cent., and with the pneumatic tire
only 17 per cent. In other words, the
old tire when it went over the bumps
lilt the road with a force on each occasion of 12 tons. i
Coal, Wood and Goods of Any Kind
Delivered to All Parts of District
Rubbish and Ashes Cleared Away.
or Leave Orders at Vendome Hotel.
The brute of a father was conversing with his daughter's schoolmistress.
"I want my girl to' study singing!"
he said emphatically.
"But, my dear sir," replied she of
the cap and gown, "why not let her
take part In the noble joys of art and
"No," was the determined reply.
"Art spoils canvas, while literature
wastes reams of paper and drives half
the editors insane "
But, sir "
No, my daughter must learn singing; that only causes a temporary disturbance of the atmosphere!"
Oysters, Steaks and Chops.
Also Fish and Chips.
Open Day and Night,
Paolo Monte
Shoe Repairing * Specialty.
Hidden in your home it is a temptation
to thieves. •
Deposit your money in the bank and rent
valuable papers, Victory Bonds, etc,
Happy New Year
Old Drury Tea
75c. per pound
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.
Have you the money with which to do it ?
Start to save while they ar.e young—let them
commence life knowing you'are at the back
of them.
Savings Accounts are a specialty with
P. A. MCCARTHY, Manager Cumberland Buftnch.
Tinsmithing and
Auto Radiator and Fender
Furniture, Linoleum, Carpets
Wallpaper, Beaver Board and
Strips, Sash and Doors and
Window Glass, Paints
and Varnishes
Come in and see our Cash
Bargain Counter
Hargreaves & Smith
Successors to T. E. Bate Hardware Co.
Buckley Fires The
Opening Shot
In whirlwind campaign to end
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Peculiar Paragrafs
Where  tile  Cats  Co.—"Would  the
purchaser of Coney Seal Coat  (Cat.
No. 277, at  's Rooms on Nov. 12
please  communicate."—Scotch  paper.
Kabblls are Interested.—"The Chief
Rabbit has circulated a prayer to be
recited on behalf of the Washington
Conference."—English paper.
Who Would be Mnyorl—"Mr.  ,
Veterinary Surgeon, said he examined
the Mayor and it was cruelty to work
the animal."—Exchange.
There Will Be a Hot Tlme.-"The
meeting will be hell with Mrs. Ed.
Foster at the County Farm.'—Tampa
County Democrat.
Some Fish.—"Not only Is he a great
actor; he is a great singer as well-
perhaps the greatest bass."—London
Daily Telegraph.
Perry and Cook Concur.—"On account of the condition ot the roads a
number of people were unable to get
to the poleB."—Wallaceburg News.
How the War Was Won.—"There Is
no need to ask Germany to limit arm
amenta. Her armament has already
been limited as a result of the Ameri
can sweep through the Argonne."—
Buffalo Express.
Edwin Franko Goldman, a noted
bandmaster, tells of the organization
of a regimental band during the world
war. After the first rehearsal the
officer in charge was signing up the
"Your name?" he Inquired of one
applicant. .    ,
"Same Jones."
"Your station?"
"Camp Devens."
"Your rank?"
"I know It," he replied sadly, "but
I am doing my best."
Public Notice
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to
the Electors of the Municipality of the
Corporation of the City of Cumberland
that I require the presence of the said
Electors at the Municipal Council
Chambers on the 9th day of January,
1922, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing persons to represent
them in the Municipal Council as
Mayor, Aldermen (six), Police Commissioner (one), and School Trustees
The mode of nomination shall be as
The candidates shall be nominated
in writing; the writing shall be subscribed by two voters of the Municipality as proposer and seconder, and
shall be delivered to the Returning
Officer at any time between the date of
the notice and two p.m. of the day of
the nomination: the said writing may
be in the form Numbered 6 in the
Schedule of this Act and shall state
the names, residence and occupation
or description of each person proposed
in such manner as sufficiently to Identify each candidate, and in the event
of a poll being necessary, such poll
will be opened on the 12th day of
January, 1922, at the City Council
Chambers, of which each and every
person is hereby required to take
notice and govern him or herself accordingly.
The qualifications necessary for
Mayor are: (1) Must be of the full
ago of 21 years and a British subject,
possessed of unencumbered property
In the Municipality of Cumberland of
not less than $1000, which has been
registered in the Land RegiBtry Office
In nominee's name for elx months preceding date of coming election.
Qualifications necessary for Aldermen, Police Commissioner or School
Trustee are: Must be of full age of
21 years, British subject possessed
ot unencumbered property In Municipality of Cumberland of not less than
$500, which has been registered in the
Land Registry Office not less than six
months previous to date of coming
Given under my hand at Cumberland, B.C., this 19th day ot December,
Returning Officer.
(Signed) T. MORDY,
Ordinarily wo think of the human
mind as that part of the human
anatomy, located in tiie skull, culled
the braiu.
While it Is true that the brain is tho
seat of sensory power, and eends
through its meehanical controy-sys-
tems the different waves which demonstrate knowledge, yet the brain within itself has no thinking capacity
whatever, nor is il any pail of the
real mind more tiian the ears or eyes
or toes.
This fact can be easily grasped
when we realize that all animals have
brains of one character or another,
but none so far have been proven to
have organized thinking ability.
Mind is somewhat indefinable, except possibly by long scientific deduction, but for ordiuary purposes it may
be described as that prime factor in
mortal being called Intuition or soul.
We readily conceive how this may
be so when we become accustomed
to the truth that thoughts all occur
outside of the corporeul body, not inside, and are only made manifest by
their effect on the action of the body.
We do not actually think with the
brain, but with every cell composing
the whole body, the brain functioning
a control-box, merely registering
and directing these thoughts in their
different phases and degrees.
Referring back to the ionic theory,
we must accept the fact that the component parts of the human anatomy,
that is, the skin, blood and bone, etc.T
are in the last analysis exactly the
Bame as wood or stone or any other
material, aud, therefore, have apparently no sensation. But through Its
general assembly there Is brought
about a condition whereby the body
reflects the outside power through the
subconscious mind, and the state
called thinking is brought into existence.
A very old Illustration of this statement is demonstrated by tiie human
eye. Apparently an eye sees an object, but so does the camera, the only
difference being that the eye gets certain impressions of shape or color
through the thought waves that a
camera does not receive, simply because it is not in connection with the
soul, and this Is further shown to be
true by the fact that no two persons
ever see In an object the Bame shape
or color.
Assuming .that the subconscious
mind la the connecting link between
the power and the conscious mind, and
that the conscious mind puts into action the thoughts submitted by the
subconscious mind,- we have a basis
by which we can control, or at least
get a large benefit of, the unlimited
ability of the subconscious mind, provided we realize tills deeply enough to
submit ourselves to its capacity .
An Example of the Power.
Very recently a demonstration of
the stilling of the conscious mind in
order to obtain the benefits of the subconscious mind has been reported In
nearly all the newspapers ot the country. A certain college in the Middle
West bad a football team whicii was
apparently unbeatable. Every game
Into which they entered, even those
with more powerful opponents, resulted In victory for thein. Investigation
brought to light the fact that before
they went Into any game they retired
to a room and offered themselves up
In a session of prayer. The result was
always a victory. Why? Simply because in going through a form of
prayer they ceased to combat the subconscious mind with wrong directions,
and received the latent power to know
and to do things which their conscious
minds could never have invented of
In this connection it 1b well to say a
word about prayer. The reasou we
do so seldom receive a direct answer
to our supplications is because we go
into prayer without humility. We ask
some sort of a special dispensation
which will Immediately result to our
particular benefit.
On the contrary, if we will realize
that our prayers are answered througli
the connection of the subconscious
mind with the power, mid that the
stilling of the conscious mind will
allow the subconscious lo apply the
power, our prayers, If right, will be
answered. In truth, tho very act of
doing this Is prayer.
How many times have we readied
a point In our lives where everything
seemed doomed, and yet' this thing and
that would come about until the apparently hopeless chaos was straightened out and order prevailed. This
means nothing more nor less than tho
exhaustion of tiie humnn mind to n
point where the subconscious mind
stepped into control of the situation.
It was then able to apply its unlimited
resources to the problem, and the result was order out of confusion.
The Subconscious Mind In Business.
The operation of the mind in business agairs is exactly parallel with
the instances herein related. A man
or group of men, with the many variations which conic up In the trend ot
their operations, can get no quicker
relief than by using this method of
slitting tiie conscious mind.
Tho solution is always present when
the power Is applied by the subjection
of the conscious inintl to subconscious
suggestion. It may not come about by
tiie preconceived method which they
humanly evolved, but when It docs
come, It Ib the right way. Do not be
afraid to try It or to follow its direction. _
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Frankly we consider the Autographic Brownie one
of the "best buys" that our photographic department has to offer—and that is a real tribute.
Any one, however, can see value plus price considered in an efficient picture-maker fitted with carefully tested lens aud shutter thatfolds like a Kodak,
and like a Kodak has the autographic feature.
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The loaves fall.
Soon gaunt and bare
The trees stand In tho wintry air.
The leaves fall.
Thou, too, must die.
Stilled are the restless feet,
The eager heart has ceased to beat.
Thou, too, must die.
nut spring returns.
And trees again are glad
In dress of richest verdure clad.
But spring returns.
Thou, too, ugain sliult live,
In those Elysian fields,
Where life Its fairest yields,
Thou, too, again slialt live.
—Flora E. Pottlbolio.
Few people adhere to tho laborious
method of cleaning sliver by the use
of polishes and pastes and lireBomo
rubbing and polishing. Use the aid ot
an aluminum kettle tilled with boiling water In which have been dissolved
a teaspoon each of common salt, and
linking soda for each quart of water
used. If one does not possess a largo
aluminum kettle for cleaning the tea
or coffee pot, tiie use of an ordinary
dlBhpan is possible provided ono
places therein any small piece- of
aluminum with the silver. The one
point to be remembered is that the
piece of silver must touch upon the
aluminum or the salt and Boda will
not art upon it. A handful of dried
beans in a pan of boiling water Is
said to be a marvellous cleaner for
brass pieces.
Holiday Beer
—Don't forget to order a, beverage for your
friends who drop in during the festive season.
OR —
U.B.C.   NOW
I    Old-Time  Favorites eight
7, i&l.
Special Sale of
To be offered at Greatly
Reduced Prices
Ladies' All-Wool Velour Coats—Smartly tailored, in
several good shades, at the $1 7 P»A
special price of  tpA I til"
Ladies' All-Wool Velour Coats—Specially fine quality
velour, well lined to the waist, and made in the
newest styles. *£0'? K(\
Special price «p££.t)U
Ladies' Very Fine Coats—Values to (COK f\f\
$39.50.   Now on sale at , tp^Oev"
Ladies' Brown Velour Coats—With Beverine collar.
Most desirable, and genuine bargains (JJQrT (TA
Girls' Rainproof Capes — English make; every one
guaranteed to give satisfaction. Values d»Q QK
to $8.50.   Take your choice now for  «P-J vU
Ladies' Hats—Every one to go at reduced (J»"| Q{?
price—no reserve   «pJ..««7tl
We wish to extend our heartiest thanks to all. who
so kindly helped us at the fire on Monday morning,
especially those who-assisted in removing stock from
the burning building. We deeply appreciate the valuable service rendered and take this means of thanking
Mr. and Mrs. T. Nakanishi
Cumberland, B. C, January 5, 1922.
St. John's First Aid and Mine
Rescue Association
The next regular meeting will be held in the Lecture
Room of the Athletic Hall on
Wednesday, Jan. 11th, at 8 p.m.
Mr. E. Hughes will give another paper ot his series on Electricty.
This will deal with Electrical Machinery in and about the Mines.
wish to express their deepest appreciation for the very valuable services rendered by the Cumberland Volunteer Fire
Brigade and others on the occasion of
the fire on Monday last.
That by their splendid efforts they
were able to confine the fire to the area
affected, and especially to save our
store from what looked like certain
destruction, was a great surprise to us
and to those who attended the fire.
We are conscious of the great services
rendered and take this means of expressing our sincerest thanks.
One of the largest, and most enjoyable bridge parties held here took
place on Friday night lust, when about
50 players were guests of Dr. and Mrs.
G. K. MacNaughton. Miss Fannie
Loggie of Vancouver assisted in entertaining the guests. First prize
winners were Mrs. A. C. Lymn, who
received a handsome cut-glass bonbon dish, and Mr. E. Pickard, who
received an ash-tray; second prizes
went to Miss Loggie. who won a silver
pencil, and to Mr. T. H. Mumford, a
book;-consolation prizes, the unwrapping of which caused much merriment,
were awarded to Mrs. C. J. Parnham.
Mrs. J. Walton, Mr. Thos. Graham and
Mr. A. H. Stacey. The party broke up
at a late hour after a very pleasant
I line.
The annual parish meeting of the
parishioners of Holy Trinity Church
Will lie held in the Church Hall on
I'uesduy evening, "commencing at J
o'clock. Reports ami statements of
accounts will lie presented, and officers elected for the ensuing term.
under auspices of the Men's Club will
he held in the
on .
Friday, Jan. 13th
commencing at 8 p.m
Admission  50  cents.
Whist 8 to 0.30.        Dancing 10 to 12.
Lady Foresters
will hold a
Whist Drive
and Dance
in the
Friday, Jan. 13th
commencing at 8 o'clock.
Admission 50 cents.
Personal Mention
Benefit Shower
Mrs. Allara
who with her husband and family lost all their belongings in
the fire on Monday, will be held
Wednesday Next
from 3 to 6 p.m.
in the
Articles of any description,
not necessarily new, will be
gladly received.
will be served, at 25 cents, the
proceeds of which will be given
to Mrs. Allara.
You are asked to remember
this worthy cause and make a
generous response to the appeal.
I extend my sincerest thank,
to the Volunteer Fire Brigade
and citizens who worked so hard
to save the store of the City Meat
Market. Also to those who so
kindly removed the stock and
fixtures in time of danger, and
returned same after the fire was
put out.
I deeply appreciate the services rendered.
Mr. John Bird has received informa-
.ion that his wife and family left Tain-
worth, England, on December 30 for
Canada, and are expected to arrive in
Cumberland about the end of next
Miss Jessie MacDonald left on Tues-
lay for Toronto, where she will take
up singing lessons under a famous
Mr. and Mrs. W. Mitchell and their
laughter, Muriel, of Victoria, were
quests of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fouracre
luring the Christinas season.
Mr. and Mrs. Balagno arrived from
,'nnrmiver on Sunday,
Miss C. 15. Dalton returned from
Vancouver Monday, after spending
lie 'Christmas holidays at home,
.Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Uvvun and Miss
)lga Owen returned from Niinninio on
Miss M. Bcckwith returned Monday
light, after spending 1 lie Christinas
uiliiiays in Victoria and Vancouver,
Miss F. Loggie, who bus been a
juest of Dr. and Mrs. MacNaughton
iver the holidays, returned to Vancouver on Tuesday.
Miss Marjorie Mordy returned to
Victoria Tuesday to continue her
studies at the Normal School.
Mr. II. G. Knappott returned Monday from Victoria.
Mr. C. Cavin returned Wednesday
Miss Hilda Hayes, of Armstrong,
arrived on Monday to assume her
duties as teacher in the Public School.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald, who left Cumberland in the fall of 1920, for Scotland, arrived back on Monday and are
staying with their daughter, Mrs.
Graham, at the Camp.
Mr. Geo. Michell returned to Vancouver Tuesday to continue his studies.
The following were guests of Mrs.
D. Bruce at Belvoir Villa during the
Christmas and New Year holidays:
Mr. and MrB. Thomas Piket and family
of Denniau Island, Mrs. Noel Macfar-
lane and daughter of Nanaimo, Mr.
and Mrs. Wilkinson and Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Hudson of Union Bay, and
Mr. Richard Dowdall of Royston.
Mr. Herbert Roy returned to Vancouver Tuesday after spending the
holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
D. Roy of Royston.
Messrs. Frances and Crombie, fire
insurance adjusters, have been in
town during the week In connection
with the Are. Mr. Frances has to leave
today for Extension, a lire" having occurred there.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Horwood returned to Victoria Tuesday morning
after spending Christmas week with
Mr. and Mrs. S. Horwood.
A representative of the Burns Detective Agency is in town Investigating
Into the Wing Chong murder. '~»-■
Miss A. Potter returned to Vancouver on Saturday.
Misses I. and G. McFadyen returned
from Victoria Monday.
Mr. George Mordy returned to Vancouver Friday to continue his studies
at the B. C. University.
Mrs. H. Mitchell returned from Nanaimo Wednesday evening.
Mr. Roland Graham left tor Vancouver on Sunday last, after spending the
holiday in town with relatives.
Mr. Wm. Whitehouse left for Vancouver Tuesday morning.
December 29 to January 6.
Northern, Wireless, Cheerful, Canadian, Progressive, Native, Charmer,
coastwise; Native and Scow, Belling-
ham; Gunner, Cheerful, coastwise;
Edith, coastwise; Qualicum, Vancouver; Kokl Maru, Japan; Katy, coastwise; Hulk No. 100, Vancouver; Brim
nette, Norvan, coastwise; Joyful, Co
mox; Chilliwack, coastwise.
W. P. Symons
BROWN—In loving memory of our
dear mother, Elizabeth Thomson
Brown, who died December 21, 1919.
Days of sadness still come 'o'er us,
Tears In silence often flow,
But memory keeps her ever near us,
Though she died two years ago.
—Inserted iiy the family.
City Meat Market.
Cumberland, B. C,
January 5, 1922.
Members of the R. C. M. P. arrested
two Chinese this week at Chinatown
on a charge of being inmates of an
opium den, and one with being in
possession of opium. They appeared
before Magistrate Balrd and were remanded to Monday next, on application of Mr. P. P. Harrison, counsel
for the defence.
T. Mapsubucht, a Japanese of No.
5, evidently continued his New Year
celebration a little too long, for on
Tuesday evening, while driving his
car along the road at the Camp, he
got too near the edge, his car going
over and being wrecked. Ile was on
the wrong side ot the road at the
To add to his woes, Provincial Constable Dunbar came along and arrested him on a charge of being under
the Influence of liquor while in charge
of a car. On appearing before Magistrate Balrd he was lined $50 and costs.
'Will you have a chicken?" tenderly
asked the sweet girl who had taken
Fertile to dinner.
'Er—I thank you,' 'lie blushingly
replied. "The honor is appreciated.
But I am already engaged."
Clearance Sale
discount on
Grey English Enamelware
3-qt. 'Coffee Pots
2-qt. Tea Pots
B-qt, Kettles
2'4-qt. Lipped Saucepans
4-qt. Lipped Saucepans
Medium  Wash   Bowls  or
Large Preserving Kettles
Deep Pie Plates
2-qt. Deep Pudding Bowls
3-qt. Deep Pudding Bowls
1-qt. Mixing or Soup Bowls
12-qt. Rolled Edge Saucepans
Medium Size Chambers
Round Double Roasters
3-qt. Boilers
8-qt. Windsor Kettles
12-qt. Seamless Water
l'-i-qt. Dipper Mugs
See  Windows for Prices
Plain White Cups and Saucers, dozen $2.75
Gilt Edge Cups and Saucers, dozen $2.95
Cream of the West Flour
24-lb. sacks $1.25
49-lb. sacks $2.15
98-lb. sacks $4.15
Burns  & Brown
To the Electors of the
City of Cumberland
I have the honor to say, that in view of the persistent
requests of a great many of the prominent citizens of
Cumberland, I have willingly consented to be a candidate for the office of Mayor at the forthcoming election.
I have pledged my supporters, among other matters,
in the interests of Cumberland, to carry out the following :
1. More careful and judicious expenditure of public
2. A downward revision of taxes.
3. A careful investigation into the existing complaints
of property owners being too highly assessed, and
if such complaints are well founded, a reduction of
such assessments.
4. The enacting of proper bylaws and the careful
revision of existing bylaws so as to make them comply with the present state of the law.
Thos. E. Bate
Commencing Saturday, Jan. 7th
we will put on a
Stocktaking  Sale
Big Reductions in
Every Department
The Rule of the Road says "Keep to the Right."
If you go right you can't go wrong—come right to
Laver's Store and look over the large assortment
of bargains.


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