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The Islander Jun 30, 1917

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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII., No. 15
Subscription price, $2.00 per yea.
THE PRICE OF PEACE.-Stinson in Dayton News.
Police Commissioners
Appoint New Chief of Police
The Police Commissioners,
Mayor Bate, Parnham and Milligan, held a special session in
the Council Chambers on Monday evening to consider the applications for the position of
Chief of Police and to make an
appointment to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of City
Constable J. H. Gregory. Applications were leceived fiom returned soldiers residing in various parts of the province. Several of them have gained the D.
C M. and seen two years active
service at the front. Sergeant
Major Wylie, of Sidney was present and made application in person. After careful consideration
and in the final vote Malcolm G.
H. Robertson was selected to fill
the position of Chief of Police of
of the City of Cumberland. Mr.
Robertson is at present on the
North Vancouver police force.
He has been in the police service
of the Royal Northwest Mounted
Police, the City of Vancouver,
and Provincial Police force, and
is said to be an expert police officer. He has served two years
with the Canadian Overseas forces, was wounded at Ypres. He
stands six feet, two inches, and
is the son of Dr. John Robertson
of Peterborough. England. It is
expected that Mr. Robertson will
take up his new duties on the
first of August.
The Police Commissioners met
again on Friday evening and can
celled the appointment of Mr. G.
H. Robertson, appointing in his
stead W. J. Macdonald, of Point
A quiet wedding took place in
Halliday's Parlors, Dunsmuir Avenue, on Thursday evening, when
Mrs. Jeanie Brown Walsh'and
Mr. Robert Freeburn were united
in marriage. The bride was given away hy her brother, Aid.
Jas. Brown. The bridesmaid was
Miss Mary B. Walker, and Mr.
John M. Wilson best man. Only
a few of the most intimate
friends were present. The bride
carried a most beautiful boquet
of white carnations. The Rev.
Henry Wilson, pastor of Grace
Methodist Church, was the officiating clergyman. After the
ceremony those present adjourned to Halliday's Tea Rooms and
enjoyed a sumptuous repast prepared by Mrs. Halliday, who is
already well known for wedding
feasts. Mr. and Mrs. Freeburn
are well known throughout the
city and district, and their many
friends will wish them success
and prosperity.
The usual passenger steamer
did not arrive at Union Bay on
Wednesday and we received no
mail on that day, and there was
no mail out on the following
KIDDING HIMSELF.-Sykes, in Philadelphia Evening Ledger.
The City Council held their
regular session in the Council
Chambers on Monday evening.
Present Mayor Bate, Aldermen
James Brown, Bannerman, Macdonald, Carey and Milligan. The
minutes of the previous meeting
were read and adopted.
The Medical Health Officer
handed in the following report,
which was received and filed:
Health    Report For First Six
Months of 1917.
Sec. Board of Health, Dear
Sirs:—At present Whooping
Cough is very prevalent in the
surrounding district and City, So
far it has developed in 14 homes.
All the houses in which cases are
known to exist are being placarded and no children are being
allowed to attend school from
houses in which the disease is
known to exist. None of the
cases are of a serious nature.
Three cases of diphtheria have
been treated in the Isolation Hospital this year. Two cases came
from the city and one from the
camp. All contact cases were
given the regulation dose of anti-toxin, and as a result none of
these cases developed the disease.
An epidemic of mumps has
made its appearance at Courtenay and a few cases of chicken
pox have been reported from
Union Bay, thus making it quite
probable that a few of such cases may develop in Cumberland in
the near future. I have the
honour to be, your obedient servant, E. R. HICKS,
Medical Health Officer.
The following monthly report
of collections was received from
City Constable J. H. Gregory:
City Scales     $ 1.00
City Pound     13.00
Dog Tax     47.00
Total $ 61.00
Accounts as follows were referred to the finance committee
for payment if found correct:
A. H. Peacey 8 11.70
B. C. Telephone 10
The Islander    ....     32.98
Cumberland W. W. Co.      2.50
Cumberland Electric Co.     19.03
sFrank Movits     21.00
Standard Grain Co     24.75
H. Parkinson 50
City Clerk Postage, etc.     21.45
Total $134.01
The City Clerk informed the
Council that the average amount
for street lighting for the first
six months of the year was $52
per month.
Aid. Bannerman, chairman of
the Board of Works, in his usgal
report said that Mr. Maxwell
had promised to finish the contract for street work on or before
the end of the month. The
Council granted the Board of
Works an amount not to exceed
one hundred dollars to complete
the street work on Windermere
avenue between the Hospital and
the Provincial Government buildings.
Alderman Carey, chairman of
the finance committee, promised
to have the half yearly report
on the financial condition of the
city, ready,by. the next session
of the Council. The man who
put his elbow through the plate
glass of the police magistrate's
office, paid for the repairs.
The Fire department promised
to see that the necessary repairs
were made to the city hydrants.
The corner light at the pist-
office is  to be  erected at once.
; The following is a list of six
pupils from each division who
have done best work during the
nionth of June:
DIV. I.—Robert Robertson,
Laura Robertson, Edward Creech
Fbon Sien, Jean Potter, Maggie
UIV. II.—Alice Leeman, Edith
Lockard, Edith Horbury, Hannah Lockhart, Vivian Aspesy,
Geneveive McFadyen.
DIV. III.—Christena MacKinnon, Pearl Hunden, Hugh Strachan, Naboru K.' Abe, Hector
Stewart, Francis Potter.
DIV. IV.-Mary Liddell, Douglas Sutherland, Beatrice May
Bickle, Robert Strachan, Edna
Marsh, Emma Mussatto.
DIV. V. —Fanny Strachan,
Delina Freloni, Jack Peacey,
Blodwyn Williams, Norma Fagan, John Freloni.
DIV. VI.-MaryGillafrio, Malcolm Stewart, Mary Francioli,
Nellie Potter, Melio Crossetti, Alfred Maxwell.
DIV. VIII.—Nellie Smith, Dul-
cie Odgers, Effie Young, Charlie
Bobba, Lizzie Brown, Leslie Dando.
DIV. VIII.-Gwendolyn Williams, Rosie Manincor, Thelma
Barry, William Stant, Agnes Hoff-
heinz, Low Man.
DIV. IX.—George Mar. Margaret Clark, Mary McLean, May
Taylor, Eloy Lighter, Jessie
Cumberland Public School Teachers and pupils contributed $13-
15 to Prisoners of War Fund and
$10.00 to Patriotic Fund (local,)
in June, 1917.
James M. Savage, General
Manager of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., accompanied by Mrs. Savage and Mr.
and Mrs. T. S. Gore, arrived by
auto on Thursday evening,
Sir Wilfrid Laurier has all his
life indulged in the boast that he
is a Liberal of the British school.
The names of Gladstone and Cob-
den and Bright have been eternally on his lips; in English-
speaking Caiada he liked to pose
as a good old British gentleman
whose conduct, ideals and policies were inspired and guided by
love of Britain and Britain's institutions. But Sir Wilfrid's attitude today shows only too plainly that all these professions were
nothing more than crafty posturing for effect. When the British
institutions he professed to love
are in deadly peril; when the
British Liberalism he pretended
to emulate is dedicated to the
task of safeguarding freedom, j
Sir Wilfrid Laurier is content to!
have his policies dictated by a
narrow, anti-British racialism in |
the Province of Quebec. What
was suspected, unjustly, we had
always thought, by many, in
years gone by, now rests upon
unassailable proof. The mask
has been torn from Sir Wilfrid
Laurier. v After forty years of
successful masquerading as a!
British patriot he stands revealed
nothing higher than a racialist,
with the same juandiced hatred
of things British as consumes
such uninspired traitors as Tan-
crede Marsil.
W. R. Freeman has been notified by the Montana Coal & Iron
Company, of Washoe, Montana,
that it is necessary for him to
return to his duties as Assistant
Manager of that Company, and
will shortly leave Cumberland to
return to his home. The Montana
Coal & Iron Company consented
to Mr. Freeman absenting himself from its operations and acting temporarily as Superintendent for the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Limited, pendingthe
appointment of a permanent General Superintendent. Now that
Mr. Thomas Graham has taken
this office, the Montana Coal &
Iron Company has desired Mr.
Freeman to return to the important position that he occupies with
it. Mr. Freeman has been very
successful in the work which he
has done while in Cumberland,
and has won the good will and
respect of all with whom he has
Charles Graham, now superintendent of Michel Colliery of the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., has
been appointed superintendent of
the Comox Colliery of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.,
and will take the position vacated
by Mr. W. R. Freeman. It is expected that Mr. Graham will arrive in this city in the course of
a few days to take up his new
duties. Mr. Graham is a gentleman of 35 years of age, and has
held a British Columbia manager's certificate for the past 12
years, He was underground
manager of No. 1 shaft, Nanaimo, for two years, leaving there
in the fall of 1907. He was appointed Superintendent of the
Princeton Coal and Land Co., in
the upper country, and opened
up the colliery in that place. He
then held an important position
with the Nicola Valley Coal Co.
at Merritt, and remained there
for two years. He was then appointed superintendent of the
Corbin Coal Company, and remained there until February
of this year, when he joined the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., at
Michel. Mr. Graham has had a
varied experience in an official
capacity in the various coal mining centres of British Columbia;
he is in the prime of life, and his
success as a superintendent of
the Comox mines is beyond a
City night man Conn will receive
instructions to erect another pole.
His Worship, Mayor Hate, expressed his pleasure at seeing
Aid. Milligan present after his
recent illness.
Red Cross Concert at Minto.
A Red Cross Concert was held
in the Minto Public School I n
Thursday, June 28th., when the
pupils entertained the residents
of Minto and vicinity. The receipts of the evening were as
ful lows:
Sale of Tickets    $10.(0
Taken at the Door       5.95
Sale of Icecream by Mr.
Wain     18.65
Drawing for box of Chocolates presented by Mr.
Peacey. 7.70
Drawing for Sugar Bowl
presented b> Mrs. Brou-
ghton 4.40
J>rocerls from sale of Cushion Cover piesented by
Mrs. Broughton. 2.00
Sale  of candies   by  Miss
Ree3e and other ladies. 5.25
Guessing competition .75
Total  $ 55.60
Mr. Henderson, of Cumberland
kindly loaned his freezer for the
making of the Icecream.
Cumberland Pub i ■ Schools
closed on Friday for the summer
holi lay..
Mr. Foster, representing Evans Coleman & Evans, of Vancouver, was here on Thursday.
Another wedding rn Thursday
and still another on the ninth of
H. Murdock left for South Wellington on Wednesday.
C. R. Drader has resigned his
position as principal of the Cumberland Hieh School and left for
Victoria on Friday.
Dr. E. R. Hicks left for Vancouver on Wednesday morning,
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Clinton
left for Victoria on Wednesday
morning and returned on Thursday evening.
W. Wesley Willard left by
auto for Vancouver on Thursday
Miss Reid, of tho Cumberland
High School, left for Victoria on
Robert Adamson. of Ladysmith, has been appointed assistant foreman of No. 4 mine of
the Comox Mines.
Rev. Jas. Hood, pastor of St.
George's Presbyterian church, returned from a visit to Montreal
on Saturday,
C. D. Hobbs, purchasing agent
of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., was hereon an official
visit on Wednesday and left by
auto on Thursday for Victoria.
Rev. Henry Wilson will leave
for Alberni next week and exchange pulpits with the Rev.
William C. Mawhinney, of Port
Alberni, who will occupy the
pulpit of Grace Methodist Church
during the next four Sundays.
Messrs. Baker, Rideout, Stevens and Mordy went to the head
of the lake on a week end fishing
trip last Saturday morning and
returned on Sunday evening with
Mr. A. J. Richards. Principal
of Cumberland Public School, has
been in charge of the High
School examinations during the
week, and Mr. C. R. Drader,
Principal of the Cumberland High
School took charge of the Entrance examination to the High
A colored woman appeared before Messrs. Bate and Willard,
J. P's, in the Provincial Police
court on Saturday, charged with
being the keeper of a bawdy
house. The accused pleaded
guilty and was fined $100 and
costs. In default four month's
imprisonment. The prisoner was
taken to Victoria by Constable
John MacDonald on Monday
A. L. Creech, manager of the
Br'tish Columbia Telephone Co.,
has received notice that he will
be transferred to a point on the
mainland sometime during the
month of July. The resident
manager at Oourtenay will take
•are of the Cumberland and
Courtenay telephone lines, while
the chief operator, Miss May
Walker, will look after the clerical work al the local exchange,
>nd the chief operator at Courtenay will be in charge of similar
work at that point.
Free Train to Union Bay July 2.
The Genera' Superintendent of
the Canadian Collieries has given out the following notice: To
accomodate tho employees of the
Company and their friends who
wish to take advantage of the
holidays to visit Union Hay and
Royston Reach on Monday July
2nd., 1917. a special Free Train
will leave Cumberland at 10,30
a. m., returning, leaving Unicn
Bav fi p. in.
General Superintendent* TWO
tilt? 3j3latttor
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00:
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries In Postal Union, S2.00
We publish the following from
the Victoria Colonist of the 26th
and 22nd of June, realizing that
some steps should be taken by
the Dominion Government to investigate the labor condition of
the coal industry, and deal with
those who are absenting themselves from work. Those men
who will not work should be
made to work and those who work
part time only should be made to
work full time, unless there is a
good reason for them absenting
themselves from their daily avocations. These are strenuous
times and we are called upon by
the government to produce more.
If the idler is able to work the
government should adopt some
procedure to make him work.
The labor shortage is seriously
felt in this city and district. With
more men the Comox mines
would increase their output 1200
tons per day. The Colonist says:
In these days of Royal Commissions the opportunity is being
overlooked of appointing one to
enquire into the forces behind
labor agitators in Canada. No
doubt whatever exists that some
of these are extraneous. Just
why, at a time like this, is there
a desire to dislocate business? In
the Crows' Nest the miners have
been on strike for some months.
We are informed they are drawing no pay from the American
organization with which they
are affiliated, but it is evident
the means of subsistence is found
for them regularly and it is sufficient to keep them happy in their
position out of work. Who supplies the money?
On Vancouvei Island the production ol coal is at a low ebb.
Miners, some of them drawing
as high as $10 a day will, in some
cases, only work from twelve to
fifteen days a month, and in ad
dition to this handicap, the supply of labor is altogether inadequate. The result is that every
industry affected sutlers. The
Admiralty cannot obtain all the
coal it wants for the ships engaged on patrol duty, the opera-
t ons of other shipping interests
and railroads are delayed and
the domestic supply for next
winter promises to be reduced to
such a n i limum that famini
conditions will prevail. Surely
it is the business of the government to see that in such an extensive industry as coal mining
the labor supply should remain
normal, The subject is one ol
pressing importance, not alone
from the standpoint of the need
for more labor, but also that
plans may be devised to insure
that those now at work will perform continuously; those duties
for which they are paid.
It is not only in the coal mining industry that a thorough inquiry is necessary, but in every
branch of industry incidental to
the prosecution of the war. We
tell the Government with what
emphasis we could command thet
there is danger ahead if steps
are not taken in time to plumb
the influences at work, and ascertain just how far they are hos
tile to the country's welfare.
Whoever is responsible for wilfully interfering with the production of the necessaries of war,
which include the necessaries of
life, is playing Germany's game,
and Canada should have no room
for men of such a type. There
are legitimate grievances of labor which deserve the utmost
consideration. But in these war
times there is, as well, a campaign being seduously carried on
with a view to curtailing production. Strong and firm action
by the Government to deal with
this is essential. There are dictators of labor who have ends to
serve that it is the Goverment's
duty to ascertain and make public. To the operation of trades
unionism, when it is solely for
the purpose of bettering the conditions of the workingman, there
can be no valid objection; but if,
as it seems more than probable,
there are unseen forces at work
in our economic life, and these
have aligned themselves with our
enemies, for our own safety and
the safety of the men in the
field, the Government should
take action, and as a preliminary-
step make a full investigation.
We learn that some of the
principal coal operators on the
Island will welcome an enquiry
by the Government into the conditions that prevail in the industry. They appear to be abnormal. The supply of labor was
never at such a low ebb, work at
the mines appears to be more or
less intermittent, although wages were never higher, and the
outlook for the winter's supply
is not bright. Because o::' the
demands of the Admiralty, and
shipping and railroad interests,
it is more necessary now than
ever before that production reach
its highest level. The Government would be carrying out a
patriotic duty in seeing what can
be done to relieve the situation
both from the standpoint of the
operators and the consumers.
Mr. McGrath, the Fuel Controller, should be sent to Vancouver
Island to make a thorough inquiry into conditions and to see
if he can devise methods whereby the labor scarcity can be
When Right Honourable A. J.
Balfour addressed the Canadian
Parliament, Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
in replying, dwelt with characteristic eloquence upon the glory
of Eigland:
"England, great at all times,
was never greater than at this
moment; never was greater; I
repeat, and because of what?
Because today England is the
home of civilization and the terror of the enemies of civilization.
In Germany today the cry is,
"Gott Straff England." But everywhere else, on the seven seas
throughout the five continents,
in the mansions of the great and
in tbe cottages of the lowly,
there rests every day the fervent
and ever more fervent prayer,
"God Bless England." God bless
England for all the sacrifices she
has made, for the duties she has
undertaken, for the risks she
has assumed."
What a splendid thing it would
be for Canadian war effort and
for the Empire if only these
brave words were backed by patriotic action! But, alas, they
have been shown to be nothing
more than the insincere generalities of an accomplished rhetorician. Reading them today, Enj
gland may well exclaim: "These
people honour me with their lips
but their hearts are far from
New Wash Skirts for Ladies and Misses
In Pique, Bedford Cord, Repp, and Duck in the newest summer styles from $1.50 to $3.50; also in Linen,
natural shade, at *2.25.
Ladies' Summer Undervests
In Cotton, Porous Knit, Lisle and Silk Lisle, from 25c to £1.00.      Special value irl outside sizes, at 65c.
C/C a la Grace Corsets
and Brassieres
Stylish!       Comfortable!
We have in stock a C, C a la Grace Corset to suit every type of figure.     Come
see them.
Special Value this week in heavy-weight Cashmerette, 42 inches wide, in navy,
cardinal, pink, brown and sky, at 3 yards for $1.00.
The balance of our stock of Ladies' Trimmed and Ready-to-Wear Hats to be
disposed of at a discount of 25r/c.
Men's Ready-to-wear Clothing
We are now showing a complete range of men's suits in the new tailored styles
in Tweeds, Worsteds, and Serges, from §12.00 to S35.00.     Special value in
young men's Two-piece Suits, worsted and serge, and white Duck Pants.
Shirts:    The W. G. & R, Shirt of correct style, good fit and reliable materials in neat stripe patterns and self colors.   Special value in men's .Sport .Shirts
at £2.00.   Soft Collars and Wash Ties; also Boys' Blouses- "The one that fits
the boy and will not fade."
Men's HatS and Caps:   Straw Hats in Panama and Boater shapes,
from 75c. to §3.50.
Men's white and tan Canvas Shoes, with solid Rubber Heels.
The Long Distance Telephone is Always Ready
Wherever you are, the telephone is always
available to give vou instant connection
with home and friends. You always get
the party you want, and get your answer
immediately.    No talk, no pay.
SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O., LL.D. D.C.L., f resident
IOHN AIRD, General Muuer. H. V. F. JONES, Au't General Man.ger
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1
upwcircls    Careful attention is given to every account   Small account,
are welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
ira« als to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. SS0
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
Marjorie Mordy was a successful candidate in the musical examination held June loth., at St.
Ann's Convent. Victoria, under
the Associated Board of the Royal Academy and Royal College of
Music. Examiner, Dr. J. W. G.
Hathaway. Teacher, Mrs. Simms
of Cumberland.
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink  Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.     Ask  for
U.B.C; it's the beer of Quality-none better.
1 Wallpap*
re   beauty mav ke on'v sk'n deep!
_ 'CIS   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15^ a double roll, to the best ingrains.
Phone 14
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
trntm r
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown. West Cumberland,
Hong Chong & Co.
Bevan, B.C.
Feature Films Coming Soon
-   AT   THE   -
Week of July 1st.
"A Fight For Love"    ■    Jack Mulhall
A Redfeather Photoplay.
His Sweetheart    -    -    George Beban
Five-Reel Famous Players.
These Films are From the Best Circuit
Opposite the Railway Station
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
See The
"Girl From Frisco"
Every Thursday
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
When in need of a car ring up
86L.    Nanaimo and return the
same day.   Terms  reasonable.
Fire wood for sale.     Apply to
Phone 86 L. Happy Valley
WANTED:—A second hand cooking range and couch, cheap. Apply to Cumberland Dye Works.
FOR SALE: A five room house
with hot and cold water. Apply
William Potter, Cumberland.
Slab Wood for Sale at $3.00 pci
Load.   Cash or. Delivery.  Phone
95 L.
RoystonSawmill Co.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on1' month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your gp.
pearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed maD alw ays
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Aik for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
It Appeared That Way on Surface, but Everything Turned
Out Lovely.
ETerybody of oonaeqnence In Lea-
lion had come to know Herbert Fan-
ahawe, the American who m claiming the Fanahawe estates, covering
thousands and thousands of broad
acres In the most smiling part of the
Midlands. The claim had been originated by Panshawe's grandfather,
and it had been In the English courts
for a little lees than three-quarters of
a century- Fanshtwe's father had re-
Tired the suit, and a new Judge had
presided over a new court, addressed
by new lawyen. And the case had
slept and revived until the young engineer, with all the confidence of
youth, bad left his home city In Illinois to press his claim. And he
seemed likely to win.
That was what startled everybody.
Brand new evidence had been
brought to light, and the Issue was a
foregone conclusion. Sir Thomas Fan-
shave was In despair. He was an old
man, and It he lost, his daughter, his
only heir, born to him when he was
well past fifty, would be turned out
of her historic home, penniless.
Fanshawe had Journeyed to Elms-
dale to meet bis solicitor and the defendant* Ha was shown Into a
spacious room, where Sir Thomas, a
gray old man, sat toasting his feet
at the Are.
Three lawyers sat gloomily around
the mahogany table, and Panshawe's
lawyer, the only cheerful person present, was the only one who condescended to notice him when he entered.
Tbe old man at the lire merely Inclined his head at the Introduction.
"Mr. Fanshawe," said Us lawyer,
"Sir Thomas Fanshawe has made a
lingular proposal with a view to set-
"What Do You Want of Mat"
ttllng thla trouble out ot court  That
Is why I eased you to come down
"Tea," said the young American
briskly.   1 am In your bands."
"Not Is thla Instance," answered
his lawyar sharply. "Sir Thomas proposes that you drop your suit, leave
him in possession of the estates until
bis death, become his heir, and marry
bis daughter, Miss Mary, whom you
wars kind enough to say you admired
whan you saw her In court"
Fanshawe gasped at the cold-blood-
edness of the proposition. His lawyer seemed dismayed at bis own success. His sympathies were palpably
wim tbe defendants. He was cold, almost rnds toward his client
Bat the mare words hsd set the
blood racing In Fanshawe's veins. He
had loved her at first sight, this quiet
reserved girl in black, with the dark
hair sad eyas, the soft speech, a typical scion of an old and proud country family.
"What does Miss Fanshawe say?"
asked tbe young man, quietly enough,
though ha could hardly control his
Tba old man spoke. "Mary!" ha
ealltid. The girl glided Into the room
and stood looking at Fanshawe with
oat expression. "Are you willing to
make this sacrifice, my dear?" her
father asked.
She nodded, and looked at Fan-
'ahawe as though he were an Inanimate object.
"Jtse you willing, Mr. Fanshawe?"
asked his lawyer. "I presume that
isu«:h an alliance will mean a good
Ida il to an American. The Fansbawes
Icaime over with the Conqueror. And
inaturally Sir Thomas does not want
bki daughter to he turned out of her
ho me."
'"I'm willing," answered Fanshawe
thickly. He would win her love afterward, he assured himself. He could
mot let her go. He had never loved
any woman as he loved her.
"Then," said one ot the lawyers,
"the ceremony may as well take place
now. I am the registrar for this division. You are both willing to take
leach other for better or—worse?" He
smiled acidly at his Jest. "Please sign
'your names here in the presence of
these witnesses," he said.
1 That was all. They were man and
wife. Fanshawe looked stupidly
around  him.   What should   he   do
"Here Is Sir Thomas's will, said
Fanshawe's lawyer. "There will be no
later will You can rely on his honor?
Or do yon want a post-nuptial settlement?"
"No, I am satisfied," said Fanshaw*
He turned and went into the hall,
quite dased. He put on his hat. Nobody followed him. He went out into
the sunshine. He walked out ot the
grounds. Ten minutes later he was
on his way to London. He had been
so stunned by the transaction that he
had run away. He wanted to be alone
to think. He had received no advice
or suggestions; the sentiment of everyone seemed to be that he was an
Interloper who had obtained his de-
mand, but deserved to reap only the
bitter tares that he had sown.
He slept over his problem, and,
wben he opened his morning paper, he
saw a brief notice that Sir Thomas
had died the preceding evening suddenly. Apoplexy was given as the
cause of death.
Fanshawe's lawyer received him
with suavity. "I regret deeply," he
said, "but Sir Thomas died before he
was able to sign that will. It Is so
much waste paper. The ownership of
the estate depends upon the verdict
of the court, which should be given
today. If it is adverse, you will have
nothing, since the Married Women's
Property act expressly deprives you
of all claim upon your wife's estate
And—I must decline to act as youi
lawyer further."
"May I ask why?" Inquired Fanshawe.
"Because, sir, you have taken a He
Bplcable advantage of an old mane
love for his daughter," answered the
"But I love her!" cried Fanshawe,
and then, humiliated at the position in
which he found himself, he left the
Outside in the street he saw, in flar
Ing letters on a huge poster FANSHAWE CASE—RESULT. He bought
a copy, and then, seized with a sudden
thought, Instead of opening the paper
he put It In his pocket unread and
hurried back to Elmsdale. Ho could
gather no impression of what the verdict had been from the butler's impassive demeanor.
"May I see Miss Fanshawe?" asked
the young man.
"You mean Mrs. Fanshawe, sir?"
jlnquired the servant, and when the
lother, chagrined, assented, Fanshawe
was shown Into the same room where
lie had sat the day previously. A fire
was burning In the grate; it seemed
difficult to believe that the old man
who had warmed himself at It the day
before now lay dead In his room.
The door opened and his wife glided
In. She was dressed In deep mourning, but It there had been tears on her
face there was no sign of them now.
She stood quietly before him.
"What do you want of me?" she
"I want to say," said Fanshawe
thickly, "how sorry I am for the loss
you have suffered. Please do not think
ithat I shall Intrude upon your grief.
But I had to have an explanation.
Why did you make this abominable
"To please my father," she answered, showing tor tbe first time a
trace ot emotion. "You and your
father and his father have embittered
our lives. You made my father's last
years wretched and hastened his end.
It was his constant terror that I would
be driven out ot my home when he
.was gone. With us the Individual is
'subordinated to the family. For tbe
sake of my father and all that he be-
Wed in I agreed to marry you. Now,
then, why did you make the bargain?"
. "Because I love you," answered
Fanshawe unsteadily.
"You love me?" she repeated Incredulously.
I "I love you," he answered doggedly.
"I knew that unless I could get you
yesterday you would either turn me
from your home or leave It yourself,
and I should never see you again. You
mUBt remember that I have seen you
several times before—in court," he
added, smiling. "That was my reason."
He drew the paper from his pocket
and placed It, still folded, upon the
"Of course you know the verdict,"
he resumed. "But I do not. Strange
|as It may seem, I have not looked at
Itbat newspaper. I resolved before do
ling so to visit you bere and say to
you: whatever the verdict has been
whether In my favor or yours, will
you give me a chance to win yqur
love? Will you let me visit you here
once a week and talk to you, exchange
opinions with you, learn your wayB ol
thought and tell you mine? I ahul'
never ask anything more—you will
be as free as now till you yourself
come to me.   Will you?"
The girl had stepped nearer to him
land was gazing at him in amazement
Her face was flushed, her eyes shin
I "You really love me?" she said in
Icreduloualy. "And you have really
not seen the verdict? Suppose—suppose that It was In your favor!"
"I still hold to my proposition," he
I She was Beamingly overwhelmed by
Ibis self-revelation. She looked at him
las though stupefied. Fanshawe
stretched out his hand toward the pa.
,per, but she anticipated him.
"No, wait!" she said. "I accept your
offer. I never thought of you as a
{human being, but Just as a hideous
iduty, an object of Bacrlflce. I accept
lyour offer in my father's name. If
Ihe had known you It would have been
Iso different—"
Suddenly she went up to him.
I "I am your wife," she said softly,
land raised her lips to his. And Fan.
Ishawe knew that he had gained her.
I Presently she slipped out from the
room and he looked at the newspaper.
lit made no difference, but—
The trial had been adjourned.
• (Copyright Ml br W. O. Chanmao.)
Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining tighta ot  the  Dominion
in MHiiitoba, Saslt ,n:l,,--.v-,ii attu Aiburtii,
ilin YukonTtcritoiy. thoNiirthuesi i'erri
turie- nnd in a portion of tin- Province of
British Columbia, may bu leafed for a term
of t» eiity-one yean, a< an ami iml route) of
SI an acre. Not more than 2,o00acre.8
will be leased to one applicant.
Applioatinii for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections,or Icqalsubdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the tract applied for shi.ll be staked uut by
theapplicallt liimeelf.
Kaon application must be aceniiiptmied
byafee of $6 which will be refunded U the
rights applied foraie not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of tlie mine at the
rate of live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returmiaccounting for the full quantity of inarch
alitablucoalmined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the cal uiiuiag rifrhts are
niitbeiuu! operated, sue), returns shall be
forni&hed at leas, once a year.
The lease will inoiud, the coal minimi
lighUonly, but ihe 1. si.ee may be permit-
ted lo puichaae whatever avai-ablo sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the workilm of llle mine at the rate ot
Fur full information application ch>,u]d
he made to  the Secre'aiy of I he Department ot the Interior. Oilawa,   or to   any
\oent or Sub Al'i ir - I'Dominiou Lands
Deputy Minister ol the interior.
NB- Unauthorised publication of this
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Agent for tlui
Alex lleinleraon. Proprietor
Estimate* ami Piiaigint finiii.*ln-.l
on .\|i|>lii,ltillll
Made-to-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
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For further informationTapply to
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King George Hotel
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
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Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for PlLSENER  Be Ell
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Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
I used the last of 1915 crop on
the 5th., Sept., 1916. These are
the greatest yielders and the
longest keepers 1 have grown in
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First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
for high prices. Don't eat out of a can. Plant
AND PLANTS in large variety. WRITE FOR
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Dominion Nursery Company
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Cumberland General Hospital.
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the year ending
March 31st, 1917.
Balance on hand Aptil 1, 1916.. .$ 272.30
Provincial Gov. por capita grant, 5768.00
Foes paid by patients  3470.10
Repairs ,
.. 3759.78
..   133.70
..    120.011
Total $3510.70
Equipment,.    161.63
Drugs    3:,0.33
Hauling Coal      83.2o
Miscellaneous      60.49
Sundries        9.10
Insui .nice     125.00
Doctors' percentage from Royston
Sawmill, Fanny Day Shingle
Mill, Urquhart's Sawmill ...    179.40
Balance on hand March 31. 1917.   443.80
April  $748.05
May  897.24
June  594.81
July  732.06
Aiisusi   695.40
September  687.02
October   732.34
November  726.97
December  »r».,<4
January  824.20
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Total $9510.70
Co the Board of Direotors of the Cumberland General Hospital, 1
hereby submit Receipts and Expenditures I'm' the fis-nl year ending
March Hist. 1917. E. D. PICKARD. Secretary.
Certified correel: F. A. McCARTHY,
I). K. HUNTER, Auditors. FOUR
Mrs. J. E. Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Matthews, of Vancouver, is here on
a visit and expects to return
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lawrence
are expecting to leave Cumberland for the East on Monday.
They will break the journey at
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with friends for the benefit of
her health. Mr. Lawrence will
undoubtedly come West again
about the first week in August.
Ice delivered regularly on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Leave orders at Mussatto and
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In the Matter of the Estate of
Frederick Joss, deceased, and in
the Mutter of the Administration
LAKE NOTICE that by order
of His Honor C. H. Barker, made
herein on the 13th., day of June,
W17, 1 v as duly appointed Administrator of the Estate of Frederick Joss, deceased, late of Kock
B.iy, B. C. All parties having
claims against the said Estate
are hereby required to mail or
deliver same to Wesley Willard,
Official Administrator, Cumberland, B. C, on or before the 1st.,
day of August, 1917, a full and
correct statement duly certified
by Statutory Declaration, showing their home, occupation and
address'and the amount and particulars of their claim and the
nature of the security, if any,
held by them, and Take Notice
that after said date I shall proceed to d stribute said Estate
among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to claims
of which I shall have due Notice.
And all parties indebted to said
Estate are hereby required to
pay me their indebtedness forthwith.
Dated at Cumberland,  B. C.
this 25th., day of June, 1917.
Official Administrator.
Mrs. F. Oliver
R.A.M., London, England, and
Conservatoire of Music.Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
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