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with which is consolidated the Cumberland Mews.
Business men of Cumberland have set their hands to the plow
and have expressed their determination not to look back until
their objectives have been attained. This was brought out clearly
at the joint meeting held at the City Hall on Thursday night, at
which members of the Cumberland Board of "Trade, the City
Council, Board of School Trustees and Automobile Association
were in attendanec. Throughout the meeting was a most harmonious one, although at times some lively discussions took place,
and everyone left in the best of good humor, feeling that much
had been accomplished and that the city would soon feel the
benefits of the united action which had been decided upon.
The meeting was primarily called at the instance of the Board
of Trade, and there was a full representation of the other organizations. Owing to illness, His Worship Mayor MacDonald was
unable to be present, so Aid. Charles Parnham was asked to take
the chair, and in a brief speech announced the object of the meeting, which was to hear.reports from the Board of Trade and to
arrive at an understanding regarding the sending of a delegation
to Victoria.
Reporting for the special committee of the Board of Trade
which had been appointed to visit the camp of Messrs. Bloedel,
Welsh & Stewart, Mr. W. H. Youhill stated that the committee
had met with even greater success than had been expected. As a
result of the interview with Mr. Riley, superintendent, and Mr.
Macdonald, manager of the camp, it was practically certain that
direct telephone communication would soon be established between
the camp and the city. The delegation had also been informed that
the logging camp of the company would eventually be located on
the Trent River at the point nearest to Cumberland, and the company were anxious to have a road opened up from the city to the
camp, so that business could be transacted in Cumberland with as
little trouble as possible.
The committee had also gone to Merville to enlist he sympathies of the settlers in that district for the opening of a road
connecting the Cumbrland-Bevan road with the Headquarters road.
Petitions had been circulated and about one hundred names of
settlers had been secured. The applause which greeted these
announcements showed that the meeting appreciated the work
which had been performed by the committee.
Members of the other organizations were then asked to bring
before the meeting subjects which they wished discussed.
On behalf of the School Board, Chairman Willard stroke of the
crying need for more school accommodation and also increased
financial assistance from the government. At present the cit.v
was struggling under a heavy financial burden and the schools
still needed more assistance. Trustee Neil McFadyen endorsed the
remarks of Mr. Willard.
Mr. A. MacKinnon, secretary of the board, explained the plans
the board had under consideration for a new school, and stated it
was the wi3h of the board that the government be pressed to pay
the whole cost of the new school. More increases in the salaries cf
teachers were necessary, as the board was not now getting the
best services of the teachers owing to the small pay.
Mr. Charles Graham, president of the Automobile Association, stated his association had decided to send him to Victoria
for the sole purpose of bringing to the attention of the public
works department the deplorable condition of the roads in this
district. He would, however, give every assistance to the other
nnnbers of the delegation. Br. Graham also drew attention to the
unfairness of the government in taxing the amusement tax which
he said, should go to the municipalities. He also emphasized the
need for more school accommodation.
Mr. Carey also spoke strongly on the question of education.
It was the bounden duty of the city to see that tho rising generation was properly educated, and he felt no effort should be spared
to attain this end.
Mr..P. P. Harrison spoke on he question of having the government return to the municipalities part of the tax collected on
automobiles as well as the amusement tax.
Aid. Parnham then gave a succinct statement of the city's
financial position, showing the absolute necessity of finding some
means of augmenting he civic exchequer.
On resolution it was then decided that each organization
represented should appoint one delegate to go to Victoria, and
Mr. Charles Graham was named a3 the representative of the Automobile Association and Mr. Clinton was selected as the representative of the Board of Trade, with Mr. Youhill as alternate. The
City Council and the Board of School Trustees will make their
selections today.
The delegation will leave for Victoria on Monday morning's
train and expect to interview the government that same evening
or the following day.
Those present at thc meeting were: P. P. Harrisno, W. W.
Willard, A. MacKinnon, C. H. Grant, G. W. Clinton, J. W. Cook, J.
C. Brown, A. C. Lymn, N. McFadyen, T. Rickson, J. H. Cameron,
J. Dick, T. E. Bate, R. Rideout, J. J. Weir, F- Pickard, W. McLellan.
S. Davis, W. G. Marshall, G. O'Brien, T. H. Mumford, J. Sutherland,
J. Thomson, E. D. Pickard, C. Graham, T. H. Carey, J. Walton, C.
J. Parnham, W. H. Youhill.
Mr. II. 8. Sflinflicld of Vancouver Tells
Auditors How to Cure  for' Hick
and Wounded.
A lecture well illustrated by a large
number of lantern slides, dealing with
tlie subject of lirst aid to the sick and
injured and home nursing, was given
In the English Church Hall on Thursday night by Mr. H. S. Scholtteld of
Vancouver, official instructor and
irganizer of the St. John's Ambulant' •
Tlie lecture which proved interesting
and instructive was listened to by
in appreciative audience, who were
itrongly urged to establish a class
iu nursing amongst the ladies of Cum -
erland. High tribute was paid to the
fflclency reached by the Cumberland
team In recent first aid contests, but
emphasis was laid on the need for
skillfull nursing in dealing with the
'flu" epidemic, so prevalent in the
south of the Island. The lack ol'
trained help in Victoria was greatly
deplored, where had there been a more
general knowledge of the nature am
object of counter irritants, of tin
taking and recording of temperature,
pulse, respirations, etc., and the can
of the patient generally, the inroad:
,nade by the disease in the past and
present epidemic, would have been
greatly lessened.
Classes, which for men and women,
may be commenced immediately, said
Mr. Schoflield, through the local secretary,  Mr.  Robt. Reid.
Vancouver G. W.V.
Elect Delegates
Provincial Government Has Selected
Its Agent in This City (or the
Announcement was made this week
of the appointment as stipendiary
magistrate and coroner of Mr. John
Baird, Provincial Government agent
in this city. Prom all quarters come
flattering remarks regarding the
selection. Mr. Baird has been a resident of Cumberland for nearly a
quarter of a century and knows the
district and its peculiarities thoroughly. He Is receiving the congratulations
of ills many friends on his new appointment.
Officers Pay Visit.
Tile Grand Master of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., and the president of the Rebekahs, visited Union
Lodge, No. 11, Cumberland, on Friday,
February 13. They were given a cordial welcome and during the evening
there were several pleasant functions.
After refreshments had been served
several songs and recitations were
rendered by the sisters and brothers
of the above lodges. During the evening several more applicants were
ready to become members ot the Re-
bekah Lodge, and they were put
through their decree work on Saturday night. After the business was
.iver another evening was spent in
the best of friendship and the happy
:athering finished up with "Auld
Lang Syne."
Mr. A. C. Wright of Victoria, formerly of Ladysmith, has arrived in Bevan
md in all probability will make his
residence  here.
"Buster" Balne, traveller for the
famous E. & S. Currie neckwear,
passed through Bevan on Saturday.
Postmaster Burns has a compllmen-
tary letter on view In the postofftce
Hint is certainly wortli comment. The
P.O. Inspector nt Ottawa has noticed
the diligent work of Mr. Bums and
compliments him for ills promptness
in reporting niissent mail, etc. Bevan
may be a suburb, but Ottawa notices it.
■ Contributors to  Shouldice Fund.
Following Is a list of the contributors towards the Shouldice fund received at the office of The Islander
up to last night:
Thomas Graham  $10.00
B. W. Bickle     5.00
I). R. .MacDonald     5.00
A Friend     1.00
F. Oliver     2.00
Anonymous      1.00
C. Parnham     2.00
T,  Bannerman    2.00
F. Pickard     2.00
W. Henderson, Sr    2.00
flev. F. Comley'    2.00
Hospital Linen Shower.
Friends of thc Cumberland General
Hospital aro asked to remember the
linen shower which is being held in
the Church of England HalL. by tbe
Women's Auxiliary next Wednesday
afternoon.   Tea will be served.
(Special lllspatrli to The Islander.)
Vancouver, Feb. 20.—Eleven
delegates to represent the G.W.
V.A. at the Dominion convention
at Montreal next month were
elected at the general meeting of
the association last night. The
following were chosen: Ian A.
Mackenzie (president), Comrades A. Barnes, H. A. Benbow,
B. DeWiele, W. Drinnan, H. A.
Lees, L. Johnstone, C. J. Lennox,
W. McKinstry, E. A. Paige, C.
W. Whittaker and P. Brown a:
alternate. Plans in connection
with organization by the G.W.V.
A. of the Veteran and Civilian
Jo-operative Association of Vancouver Limited were presented,
officers were now ready to receive applications for sharehold-
jrs. Eaeh share will cost $20, ol
>vhich $10 wdl be on call to be
paid in three installments. The
association while essentially a
retail society, will also conduct a
wholesale business under its
charter until plans for a separate
wholesale society are completed
The association is seeking an efficient manager to conduct the
business. There will be no understanding with other merchants.
The money that has been loaned
by the G.W.V.A. is to be paid
back, and the society taking its
start from the G.WV.A. will be
run entirely by the shareholders.
Large British Loans.
(Special lllspatrli to The Islander.)
. London ( Feb. 20.—The counci'
of premiers after taking up the
discussions of the allied relatione
with Russia at its session yesterday, decided to adjourn the debate oh the subject until Premier
Millerand of France returns on
Monday. Austin Chamberlain,
chancellor of the exchequer, in
an open letter revealed that
Great Britain's loans to Russia
total 568^000,000 pounds. Other
loans were: France 471,500,000
pounds, Italy 470,000,000, Belgium 86,500,000, other nations
71,000,000. These loans were exclusive of 21,000,000 pounds to
be granted the Allies and other
powers for reconstruction work.
Declared Regents.
(Speclnl liispnlch lo The Islander.)
Rome, Feb. 20.—Kiamil El
Baisank, an Albanian leader, and
the Bishop of Scutari have proclaimed the fall of the provisional government and declared
themselves regents of the Albanian throne, according to the
Temp, which asserts this act
was taken after an unsuccessful
attempt had been made by a
large force of Albanians to capture Duiazzo.
Big Fight Promised.
Special Despatch to The Islander.
Vancouver, Feb. 20.—Whei.
the B. C. Federation of Labor
meets at Victoria in March a
fight will be waged for contra'
of the organization between th
international trades unions and
the O. B. U. wing of the laboi
movement. The executive office:
of the body are nqw controlllet
by the O.B.U., but it was intima1
od at the meeting of the Trades
and Labor Council (Int.) la;
night that the matter Will bi
fought to a finish at the annual
Holy Trinity Anglican services
Morning prayer and Holy Commu lo
at 11 a.m., Cumberland; evening prayer and sermon at 7 p.m. Preacher at
tlie evening service will be Archdeacon
Colllson, Sr. of Kliicoleth. Service nl
Union Bay at 3.30 p.m.. Lenten service every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.
St. George's Presbyterian—Services
Will be conducted at the usual hours
Grace Methodist—-The usual Sunday
iiervlces will be held In Grace Church
(Special Dispatch to Thc Islander.)
London, Feb. 20.—It is und ji';; lood that Lord Birkenhead (Sir
A. E. Smith) and M. Jules CamLon will head the inter-allied commission which is to ensure the carrying out of tho trials of German
.var leaders by the Supreme Court at Leipzig. Lord Birkenhead
.s in Pans attending the first meeting of the commission. Germany is rushing preparations ior trying the Germans, and examinations of Witnesses and arguments will commence next week-
According to a dispatch from Berlin pleadings wdl be commenced '
before the Leipzig court within a month. The Allied commission
will draft the indictments at today
thousands oi pages of documental'}
Separate indictments, it is learned, w li be made against each ot'
the accused.
Lord Birkenhead's la k w.ll be civ
France and Belgium, for the British Gov
97 of the 800 or 900 wanted criminals. Tho trial of Edith Cavell's
murderers is expected to be th j mo.,t important under Lord Birkenhead- The majority of Ihe other cases for him to prosecute concern the U-boat outrages, Zeppohn ia.d., arid-cruelties to British
prisoners of war.
Premier Lloyd George has stated that the list of criminals,
contains the names of some Germans now in the hands of the
Allies. Whether these are to be tried by an Allied court will depend on the German reply to the recent note.
Dispatches from The Hague indicate Holland has been satis-
lied by Wilhelm that he is Willing lo settle down to a life at Doom.
They may suggest this solution of the difficulty to the Allies.
Holland, it is said, is willing to guard Wilhelm at Doom and lo
accept responsibility for his not disturbing the world's peace
conference and will compile
v* lence against the Germans.
C i ipared with that of
i.mcnt is calling for only
Rear-Admiral Peary, Noted Arctic
Explorer, Passes to His Last Reward
Special Despatch to Thc Islander.
Washington, Feb. 20.—Rear-Admiral Peary, retired Arctic
explorer and discoverer of the North Pole, died at his home here
today from pernicious anaemia, from which he had suffered for
several years. Peary submitted to blood transfusion at the hospital here ten days ago, and later was removed to his home. His
condition then was reported somewhat improved, but he gradually
grew weaker, however, and the end came early this morning. Dr.
H. F. Strine, the admiral's physician, disclosed that the transfusion
this month was the thirty-first to which Admiral Peary had submitted within two years.
Archangel, Main Port for Allied War
Supplies, Captured by Bolsheviki
(Special Dispatch lo The Islander.)
London, Feb. 20.—A wireless dispatch from Moscow today
claimed that the Bolsheviki have captured Archangel and that
garrison had joined the Reds.     Russian Bolsheviki forces have
taken the offensive on the front south oi' Archang I and ha\ i eap-
ured Eletskoe as well as several villages on both bankj of I lis
Dvina River, sixe miles south of Its,confluence with the iimlio.
Archangel was for a long period during tho war tho main piint
if entry for Russian war supplies from the Allies,   Aba donni ■.
■f the Archangel expedition by the Allies and associated p.iword
mxs determined upon last year and British and other Allied forces)
sere withdrawn during the summer and full.
Premier Oliver Defends His   Posit it n
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
Vetoria, Feb. 20.—Premier Oliver in a f li i- ■< - hours .* p lech
ni Thursday afternoon defended the government's course on tho
Pacific Great Eastern administration, lie issued a challeng t >
ipposition 1 ader to make good his charges or retract. There wa I
much 1 vt ly cross-firing. The Premier reviewed the government's
^ministration generally and concluded by sc 'king to establish
;onnection between the Vancouver World and tlie Conservative
(larty. He read a letter from Geo, Black which a ik*jj Conservative
mpport for that newspaper.
Grave Doubts Regarding Crr stc ntirc pie
(Special Dispatch lo The Islander.)
London, Feb. 20.—Very sharp differences of opinions aa to
leaving Turkey in possession of Constantinople have arisen between members of the British cabinet, according to the Daily Mail,
which says the position of the {M1 nment m this matter "is in
no Wise easy, although it would be inaccurate t<> uay theft: i*. a
crisis"  * Page T*wo
February 21,1920.
Music and Photoplays
There was not a very good attendance at the performance of
the Serbian orchestra last Monday evening, but the few who
were present were treated to one
of the best concerts ever heard
in the city, the selections of the
orchestra ranged from grand
opera to tho lighter rag-time music, and there was a variety that
must have satisfied all tastes.
Besides being instrumentalists
of high order, the members of
the orchestra are possessors of
splendid voices, and their vocal
numbers were much appreciated.
After the performance in the
theatre the orchestra supplied
splendid music for the dance in
the hall beneath, when the lovers
of this pastime were treated to
the latest dance music, played in
perfect time.
The next Ellison-White Lyceum Bureau engagement for the
Ilo-llo Theatre will be Mr. A,
Mather Hilburn, master entertainer, the date of which will be
announced later. This is the last
of the series.
.   .   .
One need not spend much time in
studying the motif of a motion picture
story when It has a comprehensive
title. This is the case with "Men, Women and Money," Ethel Clayton's new
Paramount starring vehicle, which will
be displayed at the Ilo-llo Theatre
next Monday.
The story concerns a young and unsophisticated girl of the Meddle West
who becomes initiated into the ways
of til" smart set and from then on Is
a slave to that kind of life until she
is finally awakened and finds that beneath th" glitter and glamor of society
lies a dark current which sooner or
later penetrates to the outer surface
and engulfs its victims.
With all her money gone, the heroine
performs honest labor to pay hack her
gambling debts and those contracted
for gowns at Madame Ribout's. She
awakens the love and admiration of
Cleveland Buchanan, a wealthy idler,
who also starts in to make his life
more useful by helping unfortunate
men and women.
Miss Clayton is afforded an excellent
opportunity to display her emotional
talents as the picture abounds with
highly dramatic situations.
George Med ford directed. The story-
Is by Cosmo Hamilton and Beulub
Marie Dix wrote the scenario. Paul
Perry was the photographer. An excellent cast supports the star, including Lew Cody, Sylvia Ashton, Irving
Cummings, Winifred Greenwood, Edna
Mae Cooper. Maynie Kelso, ZaSu Pitts,
Pay HoldeMiess, Charles Ogle and
other well-known Paramount players.
a    a     *
When a millionaire marries a girl
whose father Is a bankrupt, he ought
to have a pretty good hunch that she
likes his "dough"' as much as his personality—especially when she has already turned him down at a previous
In "Tlle Rescuing Angel," a new
Paramount picture starring Shirley
Mason, Miss Mason plays the role of
Angela, the girl who Is caught in just
such a peculiar situation. To cap the
climax, a boyish lover whom she cared
for but had to discard for a man with
money, resented her attitude, and to
prevent her marrying his rival explains to the rival that the girl wanted
to marry him merely for his money.
Tile boy didn't know, however, that
tlie marriage had already taken place.
One might say the poor fish should
linve known that It was his money
that she wanted, and not him, and
shouldn't have had to be told that by
a mere boy. Hut wait a minute—maybe
one would be wrong and perhaps the
girl did love him. Maybe In the beginning she didn't even know that she
loved him, but discovered it afterwards. If you want to find out all
about It see "The Rescuing Angel" at
the Ilo-llo Theatre next Tuesday.
Walter Edwards directed the picture.
The story was adapted from the original play of the same name written by
Clare Kummer. Among the supporting
cast arc Forrest Stanley, Arthur Ca-
rew, John Steppling, Carol Edwards,
James Nelll, Edythe Chapman, T. D.
Crittenden and Parks Jones. James C.
Van Trees was the photographer.
a    .    .
Agnes C. Johnston, Mary PIckford'a
scenario writer, shaped for Baby Marie
Osborne one of her most charming and
appealing stories of child life in "The
Sawdust Doll," which will be shown
at thc Ilo-llo Theatre next Wednesday. It has all the elements ot popularity—prime entertainment for the
little people and a profound, Intimate
Interest for the grown-ups, Inasmuch
as It deals with vital problems of the
When a man marries his troubles
begins, runs the old saying; but when
a man is n widowed father of a baby
girl troubles arise from a different
source, as shown in this ease where
the baby girl is an unusually lovable,
Intelligent little creature, who is
yearning for the motherly affection of
which she has been deprived nnd
whose dearest companion is her sawdust doll-mother. She wondered why
she did not have n flesh and blood
mother, and, finally through the innocent affections of the child daddy married again.
But the new mother wns not a success and tragedy was Impending until
Snlllo Lou burned up her dolly to save
the troop train. There, upon tills
splendid self-denial nnd sacrifice came
a transformation of the soul of the
woman. Love and happiness were born
out of a simple action of a child.
This appeal to both the young and
old is the strong merit of "The Saw-
lust Doll." which has been pronounced
a perfect "heart story" and Is Interpreted by a specially selected cast Including Claire DeBrey, who is unrivalled In the portrayal of worldly-
wise women; Jack Connolly, the handsome athletic hero of many a film
story; William Quinn, a finished and
convincing portrayer of villainous
characters; and the laugh-inciting,
frolicsome pickaninny Little Sambo.
All work to the rounding out of u perfectly delightful entertainment, as- It
has been pronounced by critics on its
first showing in New York.
* *   *
Edward Johnson, Canadian tenor, or
as the States are claimiing him,
"American tenor," made his initial
operatic appearance recently at the
Lexington Theatre, New York, as
"Avlto" in Montemezzi'B "Love of
Three Kings." With Mary Garden In
he role of "Flora" and several other
well-known singers in thc cast, the
opera was an unqualified success.
* *   *
A director of one of the largest
music publishing houses in London
made tlie statement recently that since
the soldiers have come back from the
war the sale of their songs in low-keys
lias greatly surpassed the sales in the
higher keys. Before the war the high
keys always sold best. Has the chest
development exercise, open air made
the men's voices deeper and more
.   *   *
Chaotic conditions threaten to wreck
several well-known American orchestras and the outlook is anything but
promising. It appears to be a commercial war pure and simple, economic
conditions creating unrest among players who often on account of meagre
salaries paid them are forced to seek
positions outside of the regular orchestral work in order to live. Then it
is said that rival orchestras are endeavoring to lure away each other's
best elements, as competition for the
finest material is keen among the leading symphonies. Edwin Franko Goldman, the widely known conductor of
Goldman's concert band, speaking of
the situation, says: "Musicians do not
want to play in the symphony or orchestras any more. It used to be considered a high distinction to belong to
such an organization, now tlie men
consider the strain of the constant rehearsing, the fact that they are ex-,
pectod to be in their finest form to t
piny at performances, and, worst of
all, they consider how much money
they can make elsewhere. 'Why, I can
get more money playing for dances
than at concerts,' a man said to me
lately; and of the difference in the
artistic standard of the two performances he didn't seem to think at ail.
Why should I play for opera singers
when I can make records?' 'It's easy
money, and more of It,' says another
man, and off he goes. Unfortunately
there Is no system in America of pensioning the musician such us one finds
in Purls und other cities In tlie old
land. 'I must make hay while the sun
dilnes,' says the player to himself;
nnd perhaps no adage ever coined lias
been more destructive to artistic endeavor."
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Fannie Bloomileld-Zelsler, the eminent pianist, after several years absence from the concert platform, recently appeared ln an orchestral concert at Carnegie Hall. Mme. Bloomfleld
Zelsler, although born In Austrian-
Silesia, has made Chicago her home
since as a very small girl she came to
America with her parents. Her prominent place among pianists of the first
order was won in a comparatively
Short time. After European triumphs
of 1894-5 she was unanimously acclaimed the equal of Esslpoy, Menter
nnd Teresa Carreno; and since then
her art hns maintained itself at that
exalted level. With characteristic modesty she herself once remarked that
her specialty Is "bellng no specialist."
Works by classicists, romanticists and
modernists are Interpreted by her
with whole-hearted appreciation and
THE RED MASK OF EVIL hides the leering face of-Whom?
Lurking in the shadows—spying at all times—clutching at the destiny*
of this brave man and his spirited love-mate, this figure of. mystery it
ever alert on its mission of terror!
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A most elaborate production of Shakespeare's
Romeo and
in eight reels, with
Francis X. Bushman
Beverley Bayne
in the title roles.
•J Although essentially a tragedy, Romeo and
Juliet is one of the greatest love stories
ever written. In it the author introduced
characters which, throughout the years
since it was written, have tested thc histrionic abilities of the greatest of the world's
actors. Not only this, but the numerous
scenes demand the most elaborate stage
settings of all the Shakespearean plays.
The celebrated balcony scene has long been
regarded as the crucial test of the actors'
capabilities, for, once having mastered the
subtlety of the dialogue, their stage career
was assured.
fl The story itself vividly portrays the impulsive nature of youth in love, and with all
the lessons it has taught during all these
years, the world today sees the same youthful errors and tragedies repeated.
fl In the series of eight reels to be seen at the
Ilo-llo Theatre this evening, Francis X.
Bushman as Romeo and Beverley Bayne as
Juliet, bring out to the utmost the beauties
• and alluring subtleties of the masterpiece.
Monday, February 23.
Ethel Clayton
Men, Women and
Tuesday, February 24.
Shirley Mason
The Rescuing Angel
Wednesday, February 25.
Marie Osborne
The Sawdust Doll
Thursday, February 26.
Friday, February 27.
Jack Pickford
Bill Apperson's Boy
He Married His Wife February 21,1920.
Page Three.
In a Statement to the Dominion Minister of Labor It Tells How It
Arrived at the Amount of Increase to Which the Mine Workers ofVancouver Island Were Entitled—Says It Is Not Within
Its Scope to Go Beyond September, 1918, in Making Estimate.
THERE were received in the city this week copies of the report
of the Cost of Living Commission, appointed by the Dominion
Department of Labor to determine the fluctuations in the cost
of living on Vancouver Island as they affected coal miners and
operators, and upon which the schedule of wages is based for the
succeeding three months. A careful perusal of the report reveals
many ambiguities and illustrates the many devious ways in which
the commission has arrived at its decision. The report is in the
form of a communication addressed to Hon. Gideon D. Robertson,
minister of labor, Ottawa.  The report follows:
Vancouver, B.C., January 2G, 1920.
Keport of Cost of Living Commission re Vancouver Island Coal Miners and
Operators for the Quarter Ending December 31, 1919.
Dear Sir,	
We have the pleasure to herewith submit for your consideration and approval report of the Cost of Living Commission appointed for tlie purpose of
investigating the fluctuations in the cost of living prices on Vancouver Island
ln compliance with the agreement between the coal operators and the miners,
said report being for the quarter ending December 31, 1919.
The UBual method of sending out' forms containing a list of the commodities on which prices were required were forwarded to the merchants In advance ln the different districts in wliieh the miners were employed. The forms
contained the same list of groceries, provisions, meats, etc., that was used on
all previous investigations.
The method to determine the amount to be nwarded by the fluctuations that
had occurred during the quarter under Investigation was the same as used on
all previous adjustments, that Is, to take the prcentage of increase, or decrease,.
of December 31, 1919, over that of September 30, 1919, for groceries, pro-
Visions, meats, etc., and adding two-fifths (2-5) of the percentage of such
increase or decrease so found as an equivalent to cover similar increases or
decreases in clothing, boots aud shoes.
The base rate of the day miner effective at the mines wherein he is employed will be used to determine the amounts granted to such employees who
are entitled to participate under the present award.
After a thorough comparison of the lists of groceries, provisions, meats.,
etc., submitted by the merchants for the quarter ending December 31, 1919,
with those submitted for the previous quarter ending September 30, 1919, we
lind the general increase for the quarter ending December 31, 1919, to be
.0446 per cent., apportioned as follows:
Increase in foodstuffs, meats, etc 0318  *
2-5 of above increase added to cover similar Increases in
boots, shoes and clothing  .' 0128
*     Total amount of increase awarded 0446
The above amount of .0446 added to the base rate of the day miner in the
districts where the base rate ls $3.00 per day will give an Increase of .1338,
or approximately thirteen and one half (13%) cents per day; where the base
rate ls $3.15 per day the increase will be .1405 or approximately fourteen (14)
cents per day.
The Increase awarded to become effective from and including the lirst day
of February, 1920. All underground, surface, clerical and offlce employees
shall be Included as parties to tlie award.
Retail price lists were submitted by fourteen general merchants aud eight
meat dealers where the majority of the employees affected are accustomed
to trade In the towns of Nanaimo, Cumberland, Ladysmith, Courtenay, South
Wellington, Union Bay, Bevan and Cassidy's.
With the exception of fresh beef, all meats showed a slight decrease; lard,
ham and bacon showed sharp decreases. Sugar, syrups, preserves, standard
flour and butter showed sharp Increases; the majority of other commodities
contained on the list showed slight Increases or remained stationary.
A resolution was received from the Cumberland Grievance Committee and
endorsed by a committee representing the returned soldiers of Cumberland,
asking the Commissioners to supplement the existing list by adding potatoes,
eggs, coal, shoes, apples and clothing, and allow the miner all increases
on the above-mentioned commodities as from February, 1914. Respecting the
request that clothing, boots and shoes be added to the list, the commissioners
decided adversely as ample provision is made to take care of any increases
by the two-fifths allowed in addition to whatever increase may occur in
foodstuffs. In making this decision the commissioners have in view the increased expense and labor involved and the hopelessness of attaining-results
that would prove as equitable to ail parties as the present method.
Regarding that part of the resolution requesting that apples, potatoes,
eggs, and coal be added to the list, your commissioners decided to refer back
to a joint conference of miners and operators. In dealing with that part of
the resolution that 1914 prices will be used in comparison with current prices
to determine the increases to be allowed on any new commodities that may
be added to the present list your commissioners decided that It was not
within their scope to consider for comparison prices antedating September
30, 1918.
A request was also received by the commission from the Cumberland
Grievance Committee for the sub-dividing ot the present district into three
separate districts, each district acting independently of the other, and the
increases and decreases found in the cost of living prices, and (he awards
thereto, in the separate districts would apply only within sucli districts. Your
commissioners decided that further information was necessary on this change
before a ruling could be given '.and therefore recommend that the question
be submitted for the consideration and approval of the miners and operators
coming within the scope of the commission.
All of which Is submitted for your consideration.
We have the pleasure to remain,
Yours respectfully,
D. T.  BULGER, Chairman.
TULLY BOYCE, For Operators.
Minister of Labour, Ottawa.
This Company begs to bring to the notice of its customers
that all new wiring connected to its lines must be done In accordance with the regulations of the National Board of Fire
No connection will be made unless the wiring comes up to
tills standard and tlle wire and fittings installed bear the stamp
of the Laboratories of the above board.
This Company also reserves the right to disconnect from its
source of supply any wiring, repairs or extension ot wiring
which is not up to standard.
Upon request we will Inspect free ot charge any wiring or
repairs to existing installations and In all cases do so in new
Tlie idea of this is to see that you get an installation that is
absolutely safe, as a small fault is a potential source of danger.
We only install the best material and do the Best workmanship, as it Is the cheapest for our customers in the long run.
A copy of tho Fire Underwriters' regulations as well as any
advice on your wiring, fittings, or any matter electrical is yours
for the asking.
§= WHEREAS, certain mischievously inclined persons have tamp-
"***§ ered with the valves on the mains of this company, thereby
H| allowing a considerable amount ot water to run waste, we
=p therefore wish to point out that It Is a serious offence to
HI tamper with such valves, and should the offending parties
H| be apprehended they'will be prosecuted to the very fullest
****= extent of the law.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. O. 314
Public  Utilities  Commission   Wished
to Know If They Would Allow a
Reduction in Light Knte.
A letter which caused considerable
amusement about the City Council
board on Monday was read from the
Public Utilities Commission, in which
the question was asked If the Council
was willing that the Cumberland Electric Lighting Company should reduce
the cost of lighting the city streets
from seven to five cents per kilo hour.
After the laugh had subsided it was
discovered that as the* rates were
fixed by the commission, that body
is required to enquire of municipalities If they have any objections to
offer to proposed changes.
Naturally the council decided they
were perfectly agreeable to the reduction and the commission will be
so informed.
■    ~?   MSN
"VOIX DE VILLE" said Jean Chardavoine,
a French musician; and thus came into being three
hundred and fifty years ago • what to-day we call
Vaudeville is the melting pot of the dramatic
and musical arts. In it nothing is out of place; it
includes drama, comedy, tragedy, farce and
burlesque; and every form of music from grand
opera to jazz is heard upon its stage.
Every city has its favorite vaudeville house.
But you—who live at a distance from the great
cities—can have vaudeville right in your home, with
"The Phonograph with a Soul"
This marvellous instrument—that is every other
' instrument in one—will Re-Create everything that
vaudeville  has to offer— the entire magic of the
theatre staged for your amusement and pleasure, in
your parlor or living room.
Why not let the New Edison bring this
wonderful variety of entertainment into your home?
"Etlisnn and Music" is a beautiful book that you
sltuidd have. Just nJifor it and " What the Critics
Say" too—it proves Edison superiority.
If G. A. Fletcher Music Co., Cumberland. jj
Aid. Brown, Fire Warden, Makes Thorough    Inspection    nnd    airports
Evrrjllilug O.K.
Aid. J. C. Brown, city fire warden,
made his report to the City Council on
Monday evening, ln which he stated
that after a thorough examination in
company with Aid. Bannerman, chairman of the water committee, he had
found everything In first-class shapt,
with the exception of a few minor details which were easily straightened
" All the city garages had been visilcd
and in only one Instance wns it found
that the by-laws were not being strictly adhered to. This one. case was
where a garage owner had been in
the habit of storing both filled and
empty gasoline tanks ou the sidewalk
In front of his premises. A casual 1
warning was all that was necessary.
'THERE is no room for disputing as to where
you can get the best and coolest glass of beer
in Cumberland.
There can be no argument about it—
JOE DAMONTE sells fresh beer
Can't Afford It?
THERE may be some people who can't afford to
have their teeth put into proper.shape, but.I doubt
it. On the other hand, there are many people who
offer that as an- excuse- Yet if these people were
perfectly honest with themselves they would readily
admit that they have spent many hard-earned dollars
on things not half so necessary as good teeth. Were
they to keep a strict account of their disbursements
they would find that within, say, three months, they
had squandered on trivial, unnecessary things enough
to put their teeth into good shape for years to come.
Ever figure it out that way ?
Dr. M. F. Keeley
Corner Hastings and Granville Streets,  Vancouver.
Keep Warm
Prices are still advancing, but while our stock-lasts
we sell at present prices.
12|4 Flannelette Blankets &A f\r
wf;r.,ankets. $16.00 to $18.00
Grey Blankets, a pair, $10 (\(\
CofirtCT8:.!!ch:. $4.00 to $28.00
Why go Cold?
A Fairy Oak or a New Retort
Hot Blast Heater will warm you
up. Don't forget we can furnish
your home complete.
ft. McKinnon
Cumberland, B.C.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.   .. Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
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Published every Saturday morning at Cumbrland, B.C.
VV. H. YOUHILL, Editor.
'THE  Oliver  Government  is  having a  very
stormy passage during the present session
of the Provincial House, and although the members of the cabinet are straining every nerve and
putting forth every effort to avoid it, the ship
is steadily drifting towards the reefs of public
opinion, where it will surely be broken up when
the hurricane reaches its full force at the next
general election. It is an ominous sign when
hitherto staunch party men east themselves
adrift from their leaders and turn their artillery
of criticism upon the men whom they were wont
to applaud, and it is not to be wondered at that,
under these circumstances, the leader of the
government and his colleagues are showing signs
of nervousness and irritation, even while putting
on a bold front and feigning indifference to the
criticisms which are being levelled at them.
As will be seen by a perusal of another
column, at least four of the government's supporters have indulged in very strong criticism
of the administration. In one -instance sufficient
pressure has evidently been brought to bear,
and the recalcitrant member has been persuaded
to return to the fold once more. How long he
will remain there is problematical. The members
of the government have been compelled to resort
to the practice of refusing to answer questions
put by members of the opposition as well as
their own nominal supporters, and this in itself
is a sufficient indication of the precarious position
in which the government stands. When the
leader of the government is unwilling to give
straightforward answers to reasonable questions,
there is "something rotten in the state of Denmark."
Indications point to the fact that there are
quite a few of the Liberal members of the Legislature who are strong for an election. They
apparently realize that the electors are anxious
to get a chance to express their opinions as to
the record of the government, and they naturally
figure out that the longer the government awaits
before appealing to the country the less likelihood there is of it being returned to power. They
also know that John Oliver has never been endorsed as Premier and that he he is only there
by accident. They also realize that since the
exposures of Mr. Hanes of North Vancouver he
has lost his boasted title of "Honest John."
On the other hand, the members of the
cabinet, headed by the Premier, are desirous of
hanging on as long as possible. They have become accustomed to the sweets Of office and they
are loath to run any chances of giving them up
until the very last moment. However, their
hanging on will only prolong the agony, because,
unless a miracle comes to pass, the government
at Victoria will eventually break up on the rocks
ahead of it, and the longer they wait the greater
will be the wreck.
TN another column of this issue will be found
the report of the commission charged with
the responsibility of figuring out the cost of
living as it primarily relates to the men engaged
in the coal mining industry on Vancouver Island.
In reading it aver carefully, one cannot but
marvel at the manner in which they collect their
information and the system by which they arrive
at their deductions. It has long been established
that in order to arrive at the increase in the cost
of living a comparison must be made with prices
which prevailed in 1914 before the war started.
It has been conceded by those who are in a
position to judge that the standard of living
enjoyed by workmen durilig that year was the
most ideal that had been known up to that time,
and it is also conceded that, now that the war is
over, the workman is entitled to the same standard of living which he enjoyed before prices
commenced to soar as a result of the great conflict. In making reference to this the commission
says it is beyond their scope to go past September, 1918. If that is the case, then their scope
should be extended.
To us, the manner in which they arrive at the
cost of the various commodities is rather crude.
Fancy sending out circulars to the various merchants asking their prices and expecting to get
the real figures, that is those which the consumer
has to pay. There are no doubt some who give
conscientous replies, but there are many more
who do not do so. Instead of asking the dealers
for prices, a much better system would be to
make a collection of the counter checks which
the workman receives when he*makes his purchases. By this system the actual cost to the
consumer will be arrived at. It is only natural
that a dealer will be anxious to advertize his
place as a good one in which to deal, and it is
only natural that he will quote prices as low as
possible and also select the poorer grades. This
is unfair to the consumer, because it has been
shown on many occasions when the cost of com-1
.nodities has been under investigation that the j
consumer is compelled to pay more than the
quoted price of the dealer.
Another astounding feature is the manner
in which the commission arrives at the increase
or decrease in the prices of boots and shoes,
clothing, etc. In their report they state they
take two-fifths of the increase in the cost of
groceries as the standard for these other commodities. One has but to study the figures contained in the Labor Gazette to discover how
manifestly unfair this is. It is a well-known
fact that clothing and shoes have advanced in
price almost double the percentage of advance
in meats and several groceries, and it is therefore not a fair basis of calculation to take only
two-fifths. Why not take each item separately ?
Why not compile a budget composed of all the
commodities which enter into an average household and calculate the increase or decrease from
that? That has been shown to be the only fair
and reliable way.
We know full well there are many who will
not agree with these statements, but the writer
can assure them he knows whereof he speaks.
After an experience covering many years in
adjusting wages according to the cost of living,
we believe we know the proper way to go about
finding the increase or decrease. It cannot be
found by striking an average; every item must
be considered separately in order to arrive at a
true basis.
February 21,1926.
AT last the business men of Cumberland have
got together and reorganized the Board of
Trade, and judging by the enthusiasm shown at
.he meetings held this week this institution is
now established on a sound basis. Cumberland
is therefore to be congratulated. When its
mergies are applied in the proper direction
there is no institution which can be of more
benefit to a community than a Board of Trade;
t must work along right lines to be of real benefit.
Already the Cumberland board has made good
progress in the matter of bringing trade to the
city- During the week committees have been
throughout the district with the object of inducing large concerns to make their headquarters
here, and they have been fairly successful. They
have also succeeded in interesting settlers to the
north of the city to the extent that they are
asking for direct cimmunication with this city,
which in itself will mean much. Cumberland is
not blessed with a very extensive farming community in its immediate vicinity, so that most
of the produce which is consumed here is drawn
from districts at a distance. In many instances
these supplies are handled by middlemen two or
three times over, so that when they arrive here
the prices asked for them are much higher than
those prevailing in the centres nearer the source
of production; and the producer does not reap
any of the benefit of the enhanced prices..
At a joint meeting of the Board of Trade, the
City Council, the Board of School Trustees and
the Cumberland Automobile Association held
this week it was decided to send a deputation to
wait upon the government at Victoria, and lay
before that body the needs of the district. Especial attention will be paid to the roads, which
in this district are a disgrace to any country.
The question of meeting the cost of educating the
rising generation will also be taken up. This is
me of the most serious problems confronting
the people of this city at the present time. During
the present year it will be necessary to place the
ichool rate at the very limit allowed by law, and
it is even then doubtful if sufficient funds can be
realized by this means. Another matter to be
taken up will be that of'granting to municipalities the right to collect the amusement tax.
When this tax was first imposed it Was called a
war tax, but it wa3 soon discovered that it was
travelling under a false name. The government
collects the tax and the municipalities receive
absolutely no benefit from it, and such being the
case the tax should be collected by and go into
thc coffers of the municipality.
It is hoped that the.delegation will be able to
.straighten out all these matters.
After the experience of a couple of years
watching over the fugitive from justice, Holland
will probably repent of her ways and wish she
had complied with the request of the Allies to
hand the ex-Kaiser over for trial.
The misfits at Victoria are getting uneasy.
They find they cannot fill their seats now properly. Perhaps if they were allowed to remain in
the "cold shades" for a time their dimensions
might improve.
When that road connecting the new logging
camp with Cumberland is completed there will be
a noticeable clifferencetin the amount of business
done in this city.  Every citizen should boost, it.
In view of the splenid way in which the
weather man treated this district during the past
week, Cumberland can boast of having "some
Wilson has fired Lansing,
go will be Wilson himself.
The next one to
Mens' Suits
riU yourself know whether or not you need Clothes this
Spring.   We know that if you  need  them  and  buy
Campbells Clothing you'll get more satisfaction than
from any clothes you have ever worn.
Men's Suits in Tweeds of brown and gray mixtures, at $22.50,
$25.00 and $27.50.
Worsteds in stripes and broken checks, at $30.00, $32.50 and
Special value in all-wool Serge Suits, in brown only, $49.50
Newest Novelty Styles in young men's Suits at popular prices.
W. G. & R. Shirts in the newest patterns
of best quality Percales and Cambrics;
also in Silk and Silk Stripes, with the
double wear reversible soft cuff, from
$2.00 to $7.50.
Hats and Caps
Just received the newest styles in Men's
Hard Hats. These are made of the best
quality fur felt, at $6.50.
Men's Tweed and Silk Caps, in the newest
Suit Cases
and Club Bags
Newest Spring Novelties in Men's Neckwear.
The Geo. A. Slater Jnvictus Shoe, "The
Best Good Shoe for Men." These are
made on the newest lasts, in best quality
calf and vici kid, in black, tan and
Havana brown; also with colored tops.
Priced at $12.00 and $13.50.
Shoes by other reputable makers, in black
and brown, with or without neolin soles,
at $6.50, $7.50, $8.75 and $9.25.
A complete stock of Boys' and Youths'
Who Pays for Shorter Hours?
A Thinking Employee of the Ever-Wear Shoe Co.
"Mary," said a shoe factory man to his wife the other
evening when he came home from the shop, "for my
part 1 am going to have nothing more to do with our
Union's agitation for shorter hours. I read an article
ill a trade paper the other day which claimed that the
workman paid for his own shorter hours. I did not
believe this at first, but just the same it set me to thinking. Today I did some figuring and found it is true.
More than that, we have to help pay for the shorter hours
of men in other factories. The shorter the hours the
more we have to pay and the less we can buy with my
week's earnings. As for myself, I think the shorter hour
question lia's gone far enough. I am sure that If I can
get the other men to understand what 1 have figured out
today they wlll agree with me that we would be a lot of
fools to carry this thing any further."
"Wait, Mary, just listen and don't call me a knocker
until 1 explain how it works. If I can get you to understand and agree with me ln what I have figured out, then
I am sure that I can convince my fellow workmen that It
is time to call a halt on asking for shorter hours."
"Now, Mary, you know that my week's pay won't buy
nearly as much as it would a few years ago. You also
know that we have been blaming It on the war and one
thing or another, but to tell the truth we never did
understand what was the cause of it. We always thought
that It was a profiteering scheme and that the merchants
were making more than a reasonable profit. But, I will
lie hanged, Mary, from the way it figures out, If this
shorter hour business is not to blame for the whole
tiling, it has a whole lot to do with it anyhow. Then
to think that we have been chuckling in our sleeves and
believing we were getting the better of the boss and that
Ihe capitalists were paying for our shorter hours. Naturally, we thought If we got $24. for 60 hours and then the
time was reduced to IS hours and we still received $24,
we sure had the best of it. If we could still get $24 and
work only 40 hours or 44 hours,- we would be fools If
wo don't do It."
"That means, If a man's rate was 40c. an hour for 60
hours he would lie getting 60c. per hour on a basis of 40
hours per week. If a fellow was getting 60c. per hour
nt the start, the change in hours would make It 90c. per
per hour. You know, Mary, you have always thought we
were getting tho best of it. Then to think of overtime at
90ci rate, $1.35 and $1.80 per hour Is sure some nice rate.
But, Mary, you will not believe me when I tell you that
the overtime rate is a trick. We have to pay for it out
of our own pocket just as much as we do the shorter
hours. Blamed If 1 haven't convinced myself that you
cannot get anything you do not work for, unless you
steal it and 1 suspect you would have to pay for that
some day."
"You would not think that of me, would you, Mary,
after the way I have been standing by the Unions on this
44 liours per week business. Just listen how it works
out when you put it down in figures. When we worked
ten hours per day, the boss always told me that the
manager expected him, with 10.0 men, to complete 100
pairs of shoes each day. That was the same as each
man making one pair of shoes complete In 10 hours; six
pairs of shoes each week or in 60 hours. That Included
helpers and all. I believe he used to tell me that taking
all together, the rate averaged 40c. per hour, which
would make six pairs of shoes cost an average week's
pay, or $24. This would make the labor on a pair of
shoes amount to $4 and we will say $2 per pair for
material and expenses, making a pair of shoes cost $6.
Now, when we are working only 48 hours per week, one
man produces only 4.8 pairs of shoes per week. For these
the boss pays the same wage per week, or $24 for for
4.8 pairs of shoes, making each pair cost $5 tor labor
instead of $4, which they cost when we were working
60 hours per week. Besides, supply houses and tanneries
are only working 48 hours, therefore, the material the
boss buys costs 50c. more, and therefore, pays $2.60 for
aterial which added to the $5 for labor, which we
'ceive, makes the siioes cost $7.50, instead of $6."
"You see, then, when we buy a pair of shoes, we have
not only to pay back that dollar, which we receive from
the boss, but ln addition, the 50c. extra which he had to
pay tor his material because other shops work only 48
hours also. I have It all figured out here, just what
difference it makes per week for each change in hours.
Let me read it to you."
r  per
s Shoes
1     1
■*- CL to
S tn
O cj t.
60         6
54         5.4
48         4.8
44         4.4
40         4
40 Reg.
20 o.t. 6
"Now you see that my pay of $24 per week, when I waa
working 60 hours, would buy four pairs of shoes. When
we changed to 54 hours, my $24 would buy only 3.6 pairs
of shoes. Then when we reduced the time to 48 hours
(as we are working now)' at the same pay, my $24 only
buys 3.2 pairs. Now if we change to 44 hours, my $24
will buy but 2.9 pairs and if we should go to 40 hours per
week, as some of the men want, $24 would buy just 2.6
pairs of shoes. Blame it, we have got to stop somewhere
or the first thing you know, a week's pay won't buy one
pair of shoes."
"Yes, Tom, I do not see anything the matter with that
figuring and, after all, it doesn't look as though you have
anything on the boss. It also seems that we. cannot
blame it on either the war or profiteering. It just looks
as though we have been tooling ourselves. But, say,
Tom, you are making more than $24 per week. You
know you work overtime and make a lot more than $24
some weeks."
"Yes, that is what I thought too, and I worked It out,
but we do not seem to be any better off than when we
worked 10 hours straight time. You see we would work
40 hours regular time for $24, and 20 hours overtime for
which we would receive $18. This would make a week's
pay amount to $42 for 60 hours, Instead of $24 per week
when we worked 10 hours per day. Now, of course, in
the 60 hours we would make six pairs of shoes for $42,
or $7 per pair for labor, and adding the increased cost of
material, the shoes would cost $10.50 per pair. But with
shoes at $10.60 per pair, we can only buy four pairs
with our $42, which is the the same number we could buy
with our $24 when we were working the 60 hours straight
time per week and shoes cost $6 per pair. So far as I
can see, we can only buy In proportion to what we
"Sure, we don't spend all of my week's pay tor shoes,
but everything has increased the same way and for the
same reason. You know it is not only the shoe factories
that are working shorter hours, but all lines of business
and even the farmers now say they should only work
eight hours a day. I say, there is nothing to be gained
by a further reduction of working hours. The boss Is
not paying for it and if he cannot sell his goods at a
price that will enable him to pay us what we ask, he Is
going to close up his shop and quit and I suspect that
the boss could get along without running the factory
better than we could could."
Table showing purchase value of week's wage according
to working hours.
•$24 on 60 hours per week would buy 4.0 pairs of shoes !
24 on 64 hours per week would buy 3.6 pairs of shoes '
24 on 48 hours per week would buy 3.2 pairs of shoes
24 on 44 hours per week would buy 2.9 pairs of shoes
24 on 40 hours per week would buy 2.6 pairs of shoes
* 42 on 40 hours per week would buy 4.0 pairs of shoes
"NOTE—$24 on a 60-hour base per week buys four pairs
of shoes.
$42 on a 40-hour base buys four pairs of shoes.
Who pays for shorter, hours?
This article, In eight page pamphlet form, can be had
In quantities. Write
Seattle, Washington. February 21,1920.
Page Five.
Four  "Sports,"  on Evil  Bent,
Get Harrowing Experiences
on Puntledge  Lake and
. Have Narrow Escape.
By The Sporting Sphinx.
BEVAN footballers proved themselves big contenders for the
league honors when on Sunday last they trimmed the Union
Bays to the tune of six goals to one. The Bevanites completely outplayed the Bays at all angles. McNeil and Lapsansky
played a strenuous defence, the Bevan goalie not having a kick at
the ball during the first half.
Brown was the keystone for the Bevan team, as usual. The
local forwards worked, hard and Gibson proved himself some goal-
getter by scoring four times, while Lapsansky and Nesbitt each
scored. Bannerman and Davis, the speed merchants, were too
fast for the Bays, and their passing was always well placed.
Herd and Hunden played first-class ball and were a source of
worry to the Bays.
Two Well-known Local   Young
Men   Training   Hard   and
World's Pros. Had Better
Look Out.
It the world's professional golfers do
not look well to their laurels there is
a grave danger that they will lose
them, and that to a couple of well-
known Cumberland young men. The
bright, warm weather of the past week
has caused to well up id the breasts
ot these two young men an Intense
desire for golf, and they have been
assiduously practising- in order that
they may take their places In the
firmament ot golf stars.
Being beginners, they naturally do
not require the standard-sized links
on which to do their training, and for
the present they are content with the
undulating land In the back yard of
the Canadian Bank of Commerce building. One evening this week7 while the
townspeople were on their way home
to dinner, these two enthusiastic and
ambitious athletes afforded the passers-by considerable entertainment as
they Indulged in exhibitions ot their
skill.    ',,
One of the athletes, Mr. Berry by
name, was seen to make numerous
fierce swings with a golf club, yet no
missile was seen to travel through the
air. Upon being asked by his companion, Mr. Jarvls, as to what he was
doing, the reply came: "I am just
showing you how near I can come to
the ball without hitting it." With that
he let drive, and then tor about a
minute one might Imagine that a six-
inch shell had exploded and scattered
the shrapnel ln all directions, likewise
a cloud of dust. Jarvis wisely dropped
behind a friendly knoll, threw up his
hands and cried "Kamared."
A spectator, curious to know what
was going on, enquired of Berry as to
what he was doing, the reply being
"Playing golf."
When asked to explain the principles of the game and how it was
scored, Mr. Jarvls gave this explanation!
"You take a handful of sand and
make a little knoll, on which you place
a little white ball (In case you have no
golf ball you may use a stone); then
you get a crooked club. You strike an
attitude, holding the club as high In
the air as possible and twisting your
body until It becomes a faithful reproduction of a spiral staircase; then you
start in making false motions until
you have worked yourself up into a
sufficient degree ot excitement and
imagination, and after repeating the
spiral staircase stunt several times
more, you let drive, knocking the ball
as far as you can. That ls how you
play golf. Now the. way you count
the score ls this: If, after hitting the
ball you find it today or tomorrow,
then you win. Now you have been let
Into the secrets of golf. Isn't It a
wonderful game?"
"But supposing you don't hit the
ball, what then?" asked the curious
"That's beyond me. Ask Berry; he
knows what happens in that case."
Anderson and
Clark Bout Is
Ross' Hobby
Noted Boxer Thinks a Go Between Them Would Be
Drawing Card;
There is considerable talk about
town of pulling off a boxing bout of
fifteen rounds between Jimmy Clark
and Harry Anderson, and should negotiations at present being carried on
materialise, Cumberland fans will see
one ot the best exhibitions yet held
on the Coast. Anderson is very fast
and his supporters believe he can get
the better of Clark. The latter, how
ever, feels confident that he can hold
his own In such a contest.
George Ross, who boxed here on two
occasions, is anxious to have this bout
pulled off here. In a letter.addressed
to the sporting editor ot The Islander,
George has this to say:
"I wrote a Cumberland party a few
days ago in regard to a bout between
Harry Anderson and Jimmy Clark for
ten or fifteen rounds. I sure would like
to see you land tills match, as it would
be a swell drawing card. Anderson is
boxing Puggy Marlon In Vancouver on
the 25th and I am figuring on boxing
Irving Gleason on the same card. I
will do all I can in regards to getting
Clark and Anderson together in Cumberland."
Three well-known "sports" started
for the upper reaches of Puntledge
Lake last Sunday, with the deliberate
intention of "doing things" to the big
game which abound in that region and
are still in season, to say nothing of
what they might do to that which Is
out of season. It would hardly be fair
to give their full names, but they can
be designated as Billy Gee, Joe Gee
and Billy Wye. These were three of
them, and they took a Mickey along
with them; he made the fourth.
They had visions of a splendid day's
outing. A friend named Roy was kind
enough to trot out his motor car and
give them a ride out to the lake, and
his generosity extended to the point
ot loaning them his best boat, accompanied by, an engine, also the best, as
it was brand new, and one could not
wish for anything better.
When getting the boat ready, Billy
Wye was asked to hold the boat by a
rope to keep it from drifting. At first
he was careful), expecting the pro-
pellor to start at any moment, but
when it had not moved after a series
of violent cranklngs, ln company with
a choice assortment of epithets from
Roy, Billy became contemptuous and
also neglectful; for with startling
suddenness the engine snorted and the
boat started out Into the lake. Billy
was told in the first place to hang on;
he did as,he was told, and for his
faithfulness ln obeying orders received
a thorough soaking ln the lake; the
engine had a stronger pull than he
Then the "sports" with their Mickey
started out, Roy waving them a fond
farewell as" the boat slipped out of
view behind the "Devil's Ladder."
After travelling for about an hour
without making any apparent headway, Joe wanted to know why It was
given that suggestive title. Billy Gee,
who had been Industriously trying to
keep the engine going, casually remarked that It was because "You have
a hell of a time passing It."
And how that engine did perform!
Perhaps It would be more correct to
say how It didn't perform. It backfired and sputtered; it whistled, and
it squealed and It groaned; it kicked
and balked and did everything that
an engine can do, excepting run properly; It was even rude.
However, after. considerable patience and a deal ot hard work, Billy
Gee got It going, and finally landed
the party at the head of the lake.
And this was where Mickey came ln.
He is strong on the proper making of
'mulligan," and the party must
needs remain there until he had finished the job. But the result was well
worth waiting for.
A start was then made for the
rounds ot the lake where good sport
was promised. After vainly attempting to start the engine for halt an
hour it suddenly took the notion to
start itself, and the boat went tearing
through the water.
One of the party wanted to stop and
have a try at fishing at tbe mouth of
Crulckshank's River, but Billy Gee
would have none of it; he was engineer. Then after a few moments of
smooth sailing the well-known and
tantalizing squeak again made itself
manifest, and  in less    time than it
takes to write it the works stopped.
Space will not permit a description
of what transpired in that boat, nor
of the assortment and extent of the
vocabulary used. The party was in
the middle of the lake with a heavy
wind blowing. They had oars, but no
oarlocks. They were preparing themselves for a sojourn on the brluy (or
the night when the ubiquitous Roy,
out tor a joy-ride, hove ln sight. At
once the signal of distress was hoisted
and the joy-rider pulled along aside,
much to the joy and relief of the
Roy knew, or thought he did, all
about that engine. The trouble was
diagnosed as a faulty pump, and in a
jiffy the detect was remedied and the
Bports" again headed for the end of
the lake. Before leaving them Roy
very kindly relieved them of their
cooking utensils, Including a big pot
of coffee; he had friends at Boston
Bay and he wanted to treat them.
That was about the last straw, for no
sooner bad the party passed the first
point than tbe engine bucked again.
Billy Gee conceived the happy idea
of firing three shots ln rapid succession as a sign of distress, but no results materialized.
After struggling with big oars used
as paddles against a strong wind, the
party managed to reach a sandy beach
and there they sat themselves down
to await their fate. A fire was built
as the air began to get chlllly, and
the party had a great longing for tbe
coffee pot which they had so generously given away.
After sitting huddled up on the shore
trying to keep warm over a very indifferent fire, the boat containing Roy
and his party shot around the point.
There at once started up a wild waving
of hats and coats, and a chorus of
deep, heavy shouts, which finally attracted the attention of the passing
vessel, much to the relief of Mickey.
After vainly trying to get the engine started again, even Roy gave It
up as a bad Job. A tow-line was attached and the shipwrecked "sports"
were soon safe ln port. But all
through that final ride the "mulligan"
expert sat huddled up In the stern of
the boat and emulated Poe's raven by
croaking "nevermore."
But that sure was some engine!
Sport Notes Gathered
From Bevan District
By The"
The new football uniforms were given
keeping the ball a rolling likewise.
a good start and the boys intend
The Cumberland teams will certainly need their reinforcements when the
BevaniteB open an attack.
*   *   *
Davis is playing in a style timt Is certainly worth watching.   Bevan may
be registered ill "B" class, but there are players here who play "A" class ball.
a. a . a i
When "Danny" sets the pigskin lie usually allows tlfe opposers a vlewof
his heels.   We'll say Borne speed-bug.
.   .   .
Bevan, as usual, leads the way. During (he coming week the Bevanites
will adopt a new pastime. TJiis time it will he volley-ball. The material has
been purchased and tournaments will be arranged, and Dave Chambers say»
that even if his chest has slipped down he figures that lie can make a big
reduction thereby.
.   .   .
Big improvements have been made in the club. The hard-working Dave has
set up rings, bars, etc., not liquid, and the youngsters are becoming regular
Plans and preparations are being made whereby a tenuis and basketball
court combined will be laid out on the recreation grounds, and if enough
support and enthusiasm can be aroused a swimming tank will also be made.
Bevan has proved that they fulfill their plans and that the "pep" and "go" of
the up-islamTalways resides at Bevan.
Seattle Mets
Again In Lead
Muldoon's Puckchasers Hand Out
Defeats to Both Victoria
and Vancouver.
Eugene E. Brosseau, Canadian crack
middleweight, knocked out Jack Lun-
ney of Detroit at Montreal in the second round of a ten-round bout.
Pinkey Mitchell W Milwaukee defeated Joe Welling, Chicago lightweight, ln a fast ten-round bout at
Minneapolis. Ted Jamieson ot Milwaukee defeated Andy Schmadar ot
Al Young of Ogden and Frankie
Murphy of Denver, lightweights,
fought a fifteen-round draw at Ogden.
Battling Levlsky of New York won
the newspaper decision over Clay Turner of St. Paul in a ten-round bout at
Detroit. Joe Chip of Newcastle defeated Tommy Robson of Maiden, Mass.
In eight of their ten rounds.
Willie Jackson, New York lightweight, defeated Jack Russo of New
Orleans In a six-round bout at Philadelphia.
Fred's and Joe's Place
The House of Quality.
Phone 69.
Cumberland, B.C.
Fish and Chips Every Day
6.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Rowan's Fish Market
Opposite the Pott Office
The Seattle Metropolitans are again
in the lead.in the Coast hockey series.
On Monday night they defeated Vancouver on their own ice by a score of
three to two, and on Wednesday night
they took Victoria Into camp at Seattle
by six to nil. This latter Is the worst
drubbing any of the teams have received this year. The two victories for
Seattle give them a fairly sate lead in
the race for first honors.
The game in Seattle on Wednesday
night was a very rough affair, as the
following account by the sport editor
of the Victoria Colonist will show:
"Tonight's affair was the roughest
of the season. Big Jim Riley carried a
chip on his shoulder all through the
battle, spending fifteen minutes on the
bench for roughing up the opposition.
But It was Riley's vicious attack that
turned the tide, and the full house ot
fans readily forgave him for his offences. Meekiug, Dunderdale and Patrick were also shooed to the penalty
cage during the fray and a lot of slashing and cross-checking that escaped
the keen eye qf Referee Ion cropped
up at different stages of the scuffle.
"The overwhelming victory only
goes to prove how Important a thing
is the first goal In hockey. The Aristocrats were holding' the home players
even when Riley's score broke the tie,
yet the goal Buprred the Mets on and
extracted a lot of the pepper out of
the visitors. The play was close for
two periods, the locals forcing the
attack, but occasional dashes up the
Ice by Oatman or Dunderdale or Johnson put the Mets on the defensive.
Brilliant goal tending by Holmes and
Fowler is all that prevented scores
during the opening sessions as both
clubs were shooting straight and hard.
With both teams playing such hard
hockey it took about one period for
the rivals to get good and sore.   The
visitors were giving Riley the humps
quite frequently    and    when Patrick
cross-checked Ihe big wing man. Jim's ^
Irish climbed right up to the tip of his
hair and lie hooked Patrick in tlie mid-
region, ami Lester was hors de combat
for thirty seconds. First penalty for
Jim live minutes, with Patrick getting
a three minute rest. About this time
Meeklng. who is no gentle player himself, knocked little Jack Walker galley
west and drew a three minute penalty.
Tlie feeling was still high at the
start nf thc final session. When Dunderdale  slipped    his    stick  between
Riley's legs and spilled the long Irishman about the ice, Riley    lunged at
Tommy's attic, but his aim was faulty.
Second penalty for Jim, this time ten
minutes. Dunderdale was chased towards the last of the game, making the
total penalties of the night twenty-five
Offer *tMi:.ll for Exhibition Meeting.
Vancouver, Feb. 20.—Directors of
tlie Vancouver Exhibition Association
have set aside J9650 In purses for the
annual harness meeting to be run off
in conjunction with the fair during
the week of September 13. A five days
meeting is scheduled with three harness nnd two running events daily.
All entries close on July 15. There is
a fee of five per cent, to enter with a
rebate of two per cent, to all actual
starters, and no deduction from money
winners. One per cent, must be placed
with lining of entry with balance before starting. The Real Estate and
Hotelkeepers Stakes will feature tho
meeting. $1000 being offered for each
event. A purse of $500 Is offered for
the Vancouver Derby.
Slrangler Lewis Defeats Zbfsiko.
Kansas City., Mo., Feb. 20.—Ed.
"Strangler" Lewis defeated Wladek
Zbyszko in a ca*tch-as-catch-can wrestling match here. Zbyszko won the first
fall iu I*, minutes and 40 seconds.
Lewis won the last two' In 11:50 anil
Fancy Skating ul Vancouver.
Announcement is made that a competition for fancy skaters will be
staged at Vancouver some time about
tlie middle of March. The Coast championship will be al stake.
is becoming so valuable that it is fast approaching the point where it may be considered as a standard of value, and the discovery
of it will cause to
up instantly in the mind of the prospector delightful visions of allluance long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
Silver Spring Brewing Company
VICTORIA,   B. C. Page Six.
February 21,1920.
Men Who Protect the Property of Citizens From the Elements
-   Will Be Given Better Facilities for Carrying On Their Work—
Drying Tower and Additional Supply of Hose, Besides Alterations to Fire Hall for Comfort of Brigade to Be Effected..
Total fire loss in district, estimated
Hose laid at fires and practices, approximately 5000 feet.
I have tlle honor to be,
Your Obedient Servant,
T. ]$.  BANKS,
Chief Cumberland Fire Department.
THAT the city fire-fighters are appreciated by the City Councif
was made manifest on Monday evening at the regular meeting j Teieph
of that body. Among the city fathers who expressed their
appreciation of the volunteer fire brigade there were none hearty
in their praise than His Worship Mayor Macdonald, and as a result
of the lengthy discussion which took place with regard to the needs
of the fire-fighting force, the fire laddies will find themselves in
much better condition to carry out their work than in the past-
The City CouncilTias made up its mind that nothing will be left
undone to bring the fire department up to the standard of efficiency
necessary to properly cope with the situation in Cumberland, and
at the same time take the ground from under the feet of the fire
underwriters when they argue in favor of the high insurance rates
which are at present imposed upon citizens, especially those doing
business on Dunsmuir avenue. Even with the difficulties under
which the firemen labored last year there was only a fire loss in the
city of about $700. All told the fire loss in the district was $1445,
but $700 of this was for a house in the camp which was totally
destroyed because the firemen did not have sufficient hose to reach
it. In view of this record the members of the City Council feel
the rates should be reduced, but in order to leave no grounds for
complaint from the underwriters, several improvements have been
decided upon.
Two important reports were presented to the City Council, one
from a special committee of the fire brigade appointed to bring the
needed improvements before the council, and the other from Fire
Chief T. E. Banks. It was while discussing these reports that the
members of the council expressed their appreciation of the work of
the firemen.
One of the points brought out clearly in the discussion was that-
the aldermen realize that the old-fashioned methods of fighting
fires will not meet the demands of the city, which has enjoyed a
considerable growth since the volunteer brigade was formed, and
that more modern methods and appliances must be used. This
was brought out clearly by the mayor during his remarks on the
reports, and His Worship evidently expressed the sentiments of the
rest of the council.
Following are the reports above referred to, the recommendations contained in which were endorsed and passed by the council:
Report of Special Committee.
Cumberland, B.C., February 16, 1920.
To His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen, City of Cumberland, B.C.
Gentlemen,—On behalf of the Cumberland volunteer fire department we
have been apolnted to place before you the urgent needs of the department.
1st. A tower suitable for the draining and drying of the hose after being
used. We would suggest that a tower about thirty feet In height could be
constructed in the present hall at a minimum cost.
2nd. Tlie present hose have now been In use for a period of years and are
beginning to weaken, and an additional five hundred feet of two-inch cotton
rubber-lined hose would be a welcome addition to the present stock. This
amount of new hose, along with the hose already in use would give a sufficient
quantity to allow for seven hundred and fifty feet being in the fire car and the
other seven hundred and fifty feet drying and airing. At present we are
obliged to keep all our hose ln tho car all the time.
3rd. It is necessary to have a provincial license for the car and [he department feel that thc city should bear this expense.
At times several lengths, of hose arc taken out for flushing s'e.vers, etc.,
and are frequently reeled back on to the hose carts In a very wet and muddy
condition. We would suggest that same be cleaned and dried before reeling
back on the cart.'
All motor vehicles require constant and careful attention to obtain best
results and for the protection of the machine. The present car has been in
use now for almost a year with very satisfactory results. The rear wheel
brakes, etc., require cleaning and oiling. This work will require about two
days time and the department feel that the council should order this work
There are several broken windows In the hall which, to give the place an
appearance, should be renewed. Thc doors require to be swung outward, and
other minor details require attention. The lire should be kept properly attended to in cold weather and fuel at hand so that same can be replenished
when required. These are matters which thc council should take in hand
and have attended to.
When the department was soliciting subscriptions for the purchase of the
motor fire truck, several ratepayers refused to subscribe, stating that in their
opinion the cost of same should be borne hy the ratepayers hi general and
covered hy the city rates. Youre truly,
Committee Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department,
City Council   Decides   That   By.lnw
Governing Trades Licenses Must
Be Adhered To.
A letter was received by the City
Council from the British Columbia
one Company nt the meeting
last Monday, iu wliieh the company
drew attention to the fact that they
had been notified to pay $70 for trades
license. The company stated that in
the past they had only been charged
$25, and they thought there must he
some mistake.
During the discussion which followed the reading of the letter it
transpired $25 was all that had been
charged In the past. The by-law
raising the price of trades licenses
was passed In 1918, but through 'an
oversight the telephone company had
been allowed a license at the old
rate. Aldermen thought it was not
fair to local merchants that they be
charged the new rate while allowing
an outside company to get by with
the old rate. Accordingly, on resolution, the city clerk was instructed to
inform the telephone company that the
rate was $70 and that no mistake had
been made.
wish to   announce   that,
to  the    Increase  in  the
price of flour, we have been com
to increase the price of
which will now be Two
for 25c.
Marrochi Bros.
Jas. Halliday.
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by selecting the shells that
hunters from coast to coast
have proved dependable
under all conditions.
Shotgun Shells
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Wc c'so carry a full line of
Canucltand Sovereign Shot•
ftun Shells and Dominion
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backed by the bin *'D " traf" -.
The Only System in
Some Cases
We hoar ft lot about "direct ictlon"
these days, chiefly relative to labor union*
ism, and similar matters. We are not prepared to say whether or no we believe in
"direct action" in politics, or strikes and
things like that, but when it comes to ailments of the human body we are all for it.
Listen! If you had a fire in the base*
ment of your house, would you expect tho
fire brigade to tackle it through the attic
window? You would like their action to
be a little more direct, wouldn't youf
Likewise, if you hare rheumatism in your
.Joints, or Neuritis in your arm, or sciatica,
or lumbago, or neuralgia, why try to cura
it witli a kidney pill, or a liver tonic or a
blood medicine!
When you're suffering yon want "direct
action" on that pain. Templeton's Rheumatic Capsules (T.R.C.'s) will give results
as no other treatment will. They attack
direct the cause of the pain. Tried and
proven for fifteen years. If your home
paper carries our advertisements some drug*
gist in your town is our agent. If not,
'write us direct. Our booklet sent free on
request. T.R.C.'s mailed anywhere for
$1.04. Templeton's Western Branch, Box
152, Victoria, B.C.
Sole agent for Cumberland, R. E
Report of Fire llilef Hunk*.
Cumberland, B.C., February 16, 1920.
Tn M!s Worship tlie Mayor and Aldermen, City of Cumberland.
Gentlemen,—I herewith present to you my annual report of the equipment
and work done by tbe Cumberland volunteer (ire department.. The department
la being re-organized and when this work Ih completed I shall send you a complete list of the oflicers and members of the department.
The equipment tit the present time is as follows:
One motor (ire triHtfc purchased by the department and paid for by public
subscriptions, grants from the City Council, a gift of fifteen hundred dollars
from the Canadian .Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, and from the funds of the
department. A full list of donors will be published at a later date. The truck
is equipped with one twelve-foot roof ladder, one twenty-fout-foot extension
ladder, two lanterns, two pick-axes, two chemical fire extinguishers, and
carries seven hundred and fifty feet of fire hose.
There are three,hose carts, on one of which Is three hundred feet of hose.
The hose has now been in use for about fourteen years and will soon be
unfit for service and new hose will be required. There are four service nozzels,
two extra axes, two leak stops, one dozen spanners, four hyrdant wrenches
and two chemicals not in use.
The department answered nine calls during the year 1919, two of which
were false alarms. -
List of calls:
John Baird—Fire in hall upstairs; estimated damage $50.
R. Adamson, Derwent avenue—Fire in Hue; damage to walls, $50.
P. Shearer—Hoof fire; damage $45.
Cumberland Hotel—Roof fire; damage, fire and water, $600.
Empty house In camp—Total loss, not sufficient hose to reach from hydrant
to fire; estimated $700.
Two fires in Chinatown; both extinguished.
Alarm at Catholic Church.
Hoof fire at H. McNeil's hause, fire extinguished before department arrived.
Jazz Haircuts
A Specially
For a nice easy Shave and
Hair-cut call at the
A. Gatz, Prop.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-26480
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load).._$4.00
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cake* a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 5-1172
FlrBt Class Accommodation.     Hcntecl
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, 1). C.
License No. 10-1606
Paolo Monte
Shoe Itcpuirlng a .Specialty.
Shoe Repairer, Dunsmuir Avenue
I wish to Inform the public that I
am now in a position to repair by
Look like new, but wear longer.
A trial will convince.
Rubber Heels While You Walt.
S. DAVIS,    .    •    Cumberland, B.C,
values   ln   hardware   choose   ours.
There must be a reason.
Quality first is the motto of those
whose goods we offer. If you want
tlie best choose
P.O. Box 279. CUMBERLAND.  *      Phone 31.
What do you say when
you answer the 'phone?
IF you work in a store or an office, your ambition is
to give service. What do you answer when the
telephone rings? Hello? Or, do you announce the
name of your firm or the department? "Hello"
signifies only that someone is talking. It entails interrogation and results in loss of time. In many cases,
it causes annoyance. Why not be efficient and
courteous ?
British Columbia Telephone Co.
W M. M EB li I FIELD,   Proprit tor
Dunsmuir Ave..       Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
The   House uf Quality.
Our motto:  To  please.
Oysters, Steaks and Chops
Also Oysters, Oyster Loaves and
French Fried Potatoes to tnko
Boxes for Ladies.
Open Oil)' and Night.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Stee.
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
• on hand.
License No. 9-3902
Special Purchase
30c. value, per tin 25c.
Mumford and Walton
Grocers, Cumberland.
Practical Automobile Mechanic, Cumberland, B. C.
Phone 8 (Night or Day)
Official Repairer to Island Automobile Association.
Oils, Grease and Gasoline. Cars Kept In Order by Contract Any
Make of Car Secured on the Shortest Notice.
SPECIALTY—A Real Self-Starter for Ford Cars, fully Guaranteed.   The Only. Thing. Call and See It.
Don't let your new car fall to pieces—a little practical attention
periodically will keep it to its standard. Dunlop Tires.
_ February 21,1926.
"Page Seven
i i r i i
VICTORIA, Feb. 19.—The centre of the political stage has been
occupied during the past week by George S. Hanes, Liberal
member for North Vancouver, whose advent into the ranks of
the outspoken critics of the government he was elected to support
has been the chief topic of discussion in legislative corridors. His
arraignment on Wednesday of Premier Oliver and his charge that
the latter violated the provisions of the settlement agreement
reached in 1912 between thc government and the Foley, Welsh &
Stewart interests, promoters of and contractors for the Pacific
Great Eastern Railway, now the government-owned road, was the
political sensation of the session to date.
Froth the commencement of the session there have been many
plain indications that all was not well with the Liberal party.
These pointed to a decided condition of dissatisfaction within the
party ranks, a spirit soon made manifest in the early speeches by
government supporters in the debate on the address- The barrage
of complimentary references which Messrs. Nelson and Sutherland,
mover and seconder, respectively, of the address, threw around
and over the government trenches was not long in being dissipated
as member after member expressed their disappointment at the
inaction of the government in bringing forward policies of a real
constructive nature, something more original and of more lasting
benefit to the development of the province than the single idea of
gouging mere money from out the pockets of the already overburdened taxpayer.
Climax ot Discontent.
This spirit of discontent reached the
climax on Tuesday when Joseph Walters, Liberal member for Yale, roundly
condemned thc administration of the
public works department, assailing It
as a "miserable failure" and asserting
that the minister in charge, Hon. J.
II. King, long known as the silent minister, could also be appropriately
termed the "weak minister." Mr. Walters declared that the minister is merely the nominal head of the department,
the real "dictator" of which Is Public
Works Engineer Foreman. Walters'
charge came unexpectedly, though
other members had also shown marked
discontent with that particular department, especially in respect of road
work. He declared the members and
tlie district engineers had no say in
respect of expenditures in their respective districts; Foreman was supreme.
But by Friday Walters had been
whipped Into good behavior again. He
made an adject apology to the House,
asserting with considerable ingenuousness that he marvelled that members could have construed his criticisms as an attack upon the honor and
Integrity of the minister against whom,
apparently, his only complaint was, as
he put it, that "it is that peculiar bedside manner that has been so disconcerting to me on several occasions
when I have approached him in a
somewhat sullied frame of mind."
Premier Centre of Attack.
Mr. Hanes' assault upon the administration centred upon the Premier
who, he asserted, in his capacity of
minister of railways, had violated the
terms of the act by which the Legislature had ratified the agreement with
the Pacific Great Eastern interests.
The Premier, he opined, had been wont
to criticize the late Conservative government for its violation of statutory
laws, especially in connection with this
very P.O.E. project. Now, apparently,
the Premier's ideas had changed. That
settlement was the outcome of proceedings the government had initiated
at its first session in 1917 to investigate fully the affairs of the railway
under the regime of the former government. The facts of that investigation by a select committee of the
House and the subsequent Issuance of
a writ against the P.G.E. interests Is
now history. But It remained for the
member for North Vancouver to add,
even at this late date, a new and decidedly Interesting chapter.
That action never came to trial, for
in the meantime the government and
the P.O.E. Interests got together and
the result was the settlement In 1918.
Among the provisions of that arrangement was one set forth ln section 14
of the act as follows:
"The parties of the second part cov-
e. i ft that all tbe rolling stock, equipment, plant and machinery, now in,
upon or about the said line of railway,
or adjacent thereto, and heretofore in
use or required or contracted for use
by them or any of the said companies,
In or in connection with the construction or operation of the said line of
railway are the properties of the said
companies and are to be transferred,
set over and delivered to the prov-
Province Swindled.
Mr. HaneB charged that following
the ratification of that arrangement by
the Legislature, the government inspectors who were sent out tu check
up these assets preparatory to the
province taking them over, had been
interfered with and obstructed in tlie
execution of their duty of protecting
valuable assets of the province. He
gave as a specific instance of this In
support of his charge, the case of the
saw mill on the P.G.E. operated by
the Welch-Day Lumber Company,
lessees from the P.G.E. Interests, to
whom the Premier had sent instructions tb desragerd the instructions of
the government inspectors, Anderson
and Morrissey. By that action, Hanes
declared, the mill, a valuable property,
had been lost to the province. Assets
which had been valued at $1,000,000,
he said, had been aifected by the
agreement. He intimated tllat other
valuable assets had also been allowed
to escape tlie grasp of the province by
reason of the Premier's interference
witli the work of the inspectors.
The nature of tlie Hanes charges
was such that members of the Legislature expected the Premier would be
content with nothing less than a formal Investigation. But it appears there
will be none.
Mr. Hanes gave many inside details
of the now famous P.G.E. enquiry during the 1917 session. He referred to
his repeated efforts to have W. J. Bowser, leader of the opposition, summoned before the committee to give
evidence as to the alleged disposition
of contributions which D'Arcy Tate,
general manager of the P.G.E., had
sworn he had contributed to party
campaign funds. But there had appeared a strange reluctance, Mr.
Hanes stated, on the part of the members of the government to have that
step taken. He had been told by the
attorney-general to "go easy," because
"Bowser knows too much." Even the
suggestion by the North Vancouver
member at that time to the then Premier that "we have been trying for a
long time to get Bowser, now Is our
chance," apparently did not move the
ministers, Mr. Hanes snid. He also
stated that tlle attorney-general had
promised the action brought against
the P.G.E. Interests would be prosecuted and, If Mr. Hanes desired it, to
give the latter a written undertaking
to that effect. Mr. Hanes told the
House he had thought that such was
not necessary and, he naively added:
"That Is whero I missed my opportunity; I took his word for it."
Jackson and Fisher Also.
But Messrs. Hones and Walters were
not the only party members to give indication of the rising tide of insurgency within the government ranks. M.
B. Jackson, Liberal member for The
Islands, came out flat-footed with the
assertion that the people are expecting the government to formulate Borne
definite agricultural policy as to land
clearing, cheap stumping powder and
settlement. While that member likened
Hon. E. D. Barrow to "Abe Lincoln"
in appearance, the comparison stopped
there. -He declared the department of
agriculture has been asleep and he
damned with faint praise the policy
of the lands and forest departments,
stating that something should long ere
this have been done to provide shipping by which British Columbia's
timber products could reach the
world's markets.
He had had no use for the Conservative ship-building policy under
which twelvo ships had actually been
constructed, a policy that was dropped
by the present administration before
it was well commenced, but he admitted that the late government had had
the courage to inaugurate a policy at
any rate. Either the government
should co-operate with tho lumber Interests or start ship-building on Its
own account, Mr. Jackson insisted.
Mr. Fisher, Liberal member for
Fernie, held the government had been
remiss in failing to secure a board of
commerce investigation into the high
cost of food products, notably sugar
aud meat.
The almost unanimous chorus of
criticism was added to by*F. Glolma,-
soldier member for Victoria, who, as
Illustrative of the different view-points
of the government's critics, opined the
administration should not pass any
important legislation at this session,
but rather appeal to the country and
give tlie people opportunity to express
their views on a government which
had been elected to power while a
large suction of (lie electors were absent overseas, and which Is now facing
conditions unusual by reason of the
problems arising out of the war.
Bonded Debt
Of Province
Has Doubled
In Little Over Three Years the
Government Has Borrowed
Some $14,000,000.    -
Minister of Finance' Claims a
Surplus of Over a Million on
Current Account.
Victoria, Feb. 20.—With thc recent
loan of $2,500,000 floated by the Provincial Government for Pacific Great
Eastern purposes, the aggregate bonded indebtedness of the province is approximately $33,000,000, or' nearly
double that at the end of 1916, when it
took olllce, a little over three years
Then the debt was approximately
$18,000,000. The present government
has, therefore, borrowed about $14,-
000,000. Next year this large total will
be added to by another $4,000,000 to be
borrowed to permit the completing of
the Pacific Great Eastern to Prince
The financial operations will undoubtedly be a fruitful topic of discussion at this session. The opposition
scoffs at the claim made by Hon. John
Hart, minister of finance, to a surplus
of some $1,040,000 in current revenue
over current expenditures for the fiscal
year ended March 31, 1919, as shown
by the public accounts for that year
just tabled. They assert this so-called
surplus is merely a book-keeping one.
Mr. W. H. Boss this week in the
House suggested that the minister of
linance, being a young and inexperienced man, was "just kidding himself"
into the belief that he had a real surplus.
Government Is
Very Reticent
Not at All Anxious to Let the
People Know How It Has
Conducted Affairs.
Victoria, Feb. 20.—The opposition
ran up against another snag this week
in the Legislature ln its effort to
secure information from tlie government. Last week Mr. Bowser lost out
when a straight party majority sustained the contention of the Premier
that information asked for ln tlie
shape of questions on the order paper
must be expected In the shape of a return to the House.
Mr. Bowser stated on the strength
of his experience of the present government that the returns need not be
expected until the last day of the session, when they would be useless to
the opposition.
This week Mr. W. R. Ross, Conservative, wanted information, by way
of a return, on the contents of reports
made by forest rangers to the minister
of lands, covering a recent forest Are
near Cheakamus on the Pacific Great
Eastern, when a saw mill and other
valuable property was destroyed. The
minister refused to produce these reports on the ground that as they were
merely personal opinions of the rangers they were, therefore, confidential
and should not be made public.
It Is hinted that these reports would
throw an interesting light upon a
threatened action for damages against
the government by the saw mill concern, the fire, it is stated, having
originated from the railway and, at
the time, there were no forest rangers
available to check the progress of the
Mr. F. Glolma, soldier member for
Victoria, brought balm to the feelings
Made a Mistake
THROUGH an error in the shipping department of a Ladies'
Wear House we received a shipment of Ladies' Crepe de
Chine Blouses that we did not order. To return these blouses
would mean quite a loss to the shipper, so instead they offered us
a big discount, which enables us to run them off at the very low
price of
These blouses sell regularly for $1000.
of members on the government side
when he stated on Friday that In his
opinion the government has lived up to
the spirit ot a resolution which was
passed by the House last year, calling
for a preference to returned soldiers
iu filling of government positions.
That resolution, It will be remembered,
was passed only after long debate and
In the face of opposition from the Premier, and In line with an amendment
moved by the opposition leader, Mr.
But the opposition this year Is persistently demandiing to know how it
is tliat well-paid government positions
are still held by men who, when the
war broke out, were of military age
but who did not enlist for service
overseas, while veterans back from
active service and capable of holding
those positions are seeking amploy-
Mr. W. R. Ross aroused the ire of
the minister of publlc works by ask-
inig for the ages of certain of the public works district engineers, and if
their failure to enlist had been due to
their having been rejected. The answer
disclosed that those engineers were of
military age at the outbreak of the
war. But on the point of whether they
offered their services to their country,
the minister returned the reuly "no
The opposition is also interested in
one W. L. Woodford, now holding a
responsible position under Commissioner Gillespie, the government receiver In charge of the affairs of the
municipality of South Vancouver. It
Is asked If he is the same W. L. Woodford who was associated on the "inside" Liberal campaign committee in
Vancouver with the notorious John T.
Scott ot "plugging" fame and Joseph
C. Cook, the last named being now a
fugitive from justice, having recently
levanted after, in his capacity as
cashier in the provincial police ofllce
there, stolen over $3000 of publlc
funds. Individuals who were active at
that by-election campaign in Vancouver appear to have nearly all been
subsequently given government positions at satisfactory scale of pay.
One Week Only
Five Roses Flour, 49 lbs. $3.65
Royal Standard Flour, 49 lbs. $3.65
Best Dried Green Peas, 15c lb., two IBs. 25c
Little Brown Beans, 4 lbs 25c
Cream of Wheat, 3 packages for  85c
Royal Crown Soap, 3 packages for $1.00
Cooking Apples, 3 lbs. for  25c
Sunkist Navel Oranges, per doz 50c to $1.10
Japanese Oranges, per box $1-00
Table Figs, 15c package, now 10c
Gold Medal Tomato Catsup, per bottle 25c
for handling work in connection with AUTOMOBILES
OF ALL MAKES, and we are now in a position to do
the best work in the city.  Included in our equipment is
which eliminates the old-fashioned hammer and cold-
chisel method.
Full Set of Reamers for Handling Ford Bearings.
Cumberland Motor Works
J. H. CAMERON, Proprietor.
Cumberland, B.C.
Notice of the following appointments
appeared in the last issue of the British Columbia Gazette:
To be justices of the peace—
Francis Wheeler Cushman of Avola.
Archie Douglas Darlllngton of Shu-
Henry Noble Coursier of Rovelstoke.
James Frederick Mather of Vancouver, district registrar of the Supreme
Court, to be a commissioner for taking
affidavits within British Columbia.
John Grant of Glasgow, Scotland,
solicitor, to bo a commissioner for taking affidavits within the county of
Lanarkshire, for use In the courts of
British Columbia.
To be notaries public—
Charles E. Falkner of Vernon, barrister and solicitor.
George Hymes of Pritchard.
Alexander Robertson Maclcod of
Vancouver, barrister and solicitor.
Sidney Alexander Smith uf Vancouver, barrister and solicitor.
Harold Helmckcn Brown of Victoria.
Hobert Anderson Mctntyre, secretary of the Comrades ot/the Great War,
Victoria chapter No. 2. ^Victoria.
William Hwty Don* las Ladner of
Vernon, b.arrisler-at-1* w, to be deputy
ollicial administrator for the North
Okanagan electoral, dj.strlct.
Blake Wilson. Ttonald Burns and
Mrs. Ethel Cody Stoddart to be members of the board of directors of the
Vancouver General Hospital for one
year from the i:ithi day of February,
1920.       . .
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UNION BAY, B.C. Page Eight.
February 21,1920.
Headquarters of Bloedel, Welch & Stewart Between Royston and
Union Bay Presents an Animated Scene—Bunk Houses Near-
ing Completion, While Grading for Railway Is Being Pushed
Forward Rapidly—Company Expects Camp in Full Swing in
Three Months.
A visit to the scene of operations of Bloedel, Welch & Stewart,
midway between Royston and Union Bay, this week, revealed the
fact that splendid progres is beinir made on the logging camp of
that company. Already half a dozen splendid bunk houses have
been erected and several others are nearing completion. These
are of substantial construction and are being built on skids so
that they can be placed on flat-cars and taken into the woods when
the actual logging operations begin. The railway dump is also
fairly well advanced, that to accommodate the siding to serve the
present headquarters being completed and the ties are being laid.
A squad of men is also working on the bridge which the company
will build over the tracks of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo and the
Canadian Collieries railway tracks. As soon as these are completed, work will be commenced on the railroad into the heart of
the timber limit.
During the visit of a number of Cumberland business men
an interesting talk was had with Mr. Riley; the company's superintendent, and Mr. MacDonald, manager of the camp. From them
it was learned that when logging operations begin the camp
proper will be located on the Trent River at the nearest point to
Cumberland, and the hope was expressed by the company's representatives that a road would be constructed from this city
lo a point near the camp. It was stated that the company desired
this because they figured on having considerable business in Cumberland, and the construction of this road would mean much to
them. When the camp is in full running order there will be anywhere between 500 and 800 men employed, and this would mean
much to the merchants of this city if the road were constructed
so that the men could get here without too great difficulty.
During the conversation, Mr. Riley spoke interestingly on the
exchange situation. He is an American citizen himself, but he
felt that the people of the United States were making a grave
error by insisting on so great a discount on Canadian currency.
However, he was sure this error would eventually be of great
benefit to Canada, as it would have the tendency of making the
Canadians produce much of the material which they have been in
the habit of importing from the United States. In the past the
balance of trade had been greatly in favor of America, but recently
a change had come over the situation and already the Americans
had felt the effect in fewer orders.
Both Mr. Riley and Mr. MacDonald will be guests of the Cumberland Board of Trade at the banquet to be given at the Cumberland Hotel on the evening of Wednesday, March 3.
School Trustees
Bright Prospects
Standing Pat    For City Autoists
Show No Inclination to Reduce
the Amount of Their Estimates for Year.
The Cumberland Board of School
Trustees are showing no Inclination
to meet the City Council ln the matter
of reduciug the amount of their estimates for this year. On two occasions
the council has invited them to a joint
meeting without avail. At the meeting of .tho City Council last Monday
a letter was received from the School
Board stating that they were willing
that certain Items of their estimates
be included in a by-Iuw to be submitted to the ratepayers, but only on
the condition that If the by-law [ailed
to carry, tbe City Council would guarantee the amounts so Included.
In discussing the letter the aldermen
expressed their conviction that the
School Board was not making any reduction. The greatest objection to the
estimates was the amount of $1500
for Incidentals. Several aldermen, and
more especially tiie chairman of the
liiiiince committee, expressed themselves us being unable to see why
such a large sum should be required
for tills purpose lust year, when considerable repairs to the plumbing in
tlie schools had to be made.
The council realizes that It cannot
compel tbe School Board to cut down
Its estimates, nor cun- they compel the
members of the board to attend a joint
meeting to discuss the situation. In
view of this and also that time permits of another meeting of the City
Council before the estimates must finally bo decided upon, it was decided
to lay the matter over till the next
regular meeting. In the meantime
the aldermen will try "moral suasion,"
so to speak, on the School Board.
Automobile   Association  Holds
Meeting and Discusses Important Matters.
.Honey 11)-In v.  Finally fussed.
The money by-law, introduced by
Aid. Parnham, chairman of the finance
committee, at a prior meeting of the
City Council, came up for final consideration on Monday evening last and
was finally passed. The by-law calls
for the borrowing of $3000 from the
Royal Hank and is to be repaid by the
end of the present year. The money
will bo used to pay current expenses
until the taxes come in.
At a meeting of the Cumberland Automobile Association, held at the City
Hall on Wednesday evening, several
matters of vital Importance to the
organization came up for discussion.
Among these was a proposition to i
enter upon a publicity campaign for
the purpose of drawing to the attention of the authorities the extremely
bad condition of the roads In this
During the discussion on this subject one of the members pointed out
that, considering the population, the
Cumberland district paid more money
into the coffers of tlie Provincial Government than any other part of tbe
province. This gentleman was responsible for the statement that the
government received annually from
this district in the neighborhood of
$500,000, while the sum spent on the
roads was avery meagre one In comparison.
Another member spoke very strongly
on tlie poor judgment shown ln the
matter of repairs to the roads. According to him a certain amount of
money was allocated to a district, and
those responsible for tlie currying out
ol* the work chose sections of road
where the work would be easiest for
them, Irrespective of the crying needs
of other sections. It was also brought
out that a road foreman who did the
work himself received $4 per day,
while if he hired three men on the
work he drew $5 for merely keeping
the time of the men who did the work.
Naturally the foreman hired the men.
By this means much money was
wasted, as the roads derived no benefit from the timekeeper.
The Automobile Association has
very bright prospects before it. Already an energetic campaign has been
entered upon for the securing of new
members, and the results so far have
been very gratifying. After a thorough canvass of the district has been
made a mass meeting will be called
for the purpose of selecting an emblem
for the association. Each member
will be entitled to carry the emblem
on his or her car, and this will meun
much to the owners of cars when
going on tour, as the members of other
Fire Destroys
Residence in
House of Wing Chong, Together
With Outbuildings, Consumed by Flames-
City  Fire  Brigade Made Good
Time Considering Condition
of the Roads.
At about halt-past two on Tuesday
afternoon an alarm of fire was rung
iu from Chinatown, and in less than
ten minutes after the Bounding of the
'ire bell the city fire department was
on the scene battling with the flame:-.
which were quickly consuming the
home of Wing Chong. The lire had
evidently got a good start before tlie
alarm was sounded, and It soon became apparent to the firemen that
there was no hope of saving the building. They then turned their attention
to the adjoining residences and succeeded In saving them after strenuous
■ Ten members of the brigade turned
out, the squad being in charge of M
11. Conrod, acting In place of the chief
and deputy chief, who were unable to
turn out owing to other duties. In
speaking of the length of time taken
to reach the scene of tho fire, Mr. Con
rod stated that the department made
splendid time considering the fearful
condition of the road leading to
Chinatown and also the streets in the
village, ln some places the road was
almost Impassible and the fire auto
had to be driven at a slow pace in
order to avoid accidents. The fearfully
muddy condition of tlie street in
Chinatown made it difficult to lay the
hose properly and they were in a very
dirty condition in consequence when
they were taken to the fire hall.
Another cause for complaint was the
lack of hydrants in Chinatown, there
being only one on the north end of
the street, while the fire was at the
other extreme. This necessitated go-
ing after more hose. After the fire had
been extinguished a resident of the
village very thoughtfully showed the
firemen another hydrant hidden under
some boxes on private property.
While this information was a trifle
late ln coming to be of any use at
Tuesday's fire, tlie firemen welcomed
it as an advantage on future occasions.
During the course of the fire Mr.
Marshall, of tlle Geo. A. Flethcher
Music Company, assisted with his auto
In getting an additional suply of hose
Unfortunately, while going to the aid
of the firemen a Chinaman got In front
oChls car and was knocked down, a
front wheel passing over bis neck. He
was picked up in a dazed condition,
but it was found that beyond a shaking
up he was none the worse of his adventure.
The loss sustained Is estimated at
about $800 on the residence and outbuildings, all the contents being saved.
It is not known whether there was
any Insurance.
Two lengths of hose succumbed to
tbe pressure, which hampered the firemen to a considerable extent in their
Han Who Puts People lei Sleep tit Will
to Giro an Amusing and Instructive Kiiterlalnnient.
Dr. Paris, the noted hypnotist, will
visit Cumberland next Thursday and
give an entertainment at the Ilo-llo
Theatre. ,I)r. Paris lias the power to
put people to sleep at will and also
cause them to lose their Identity for a
time. His entertainments ure among
the most amusing of that class on the
road today, and wherever he has visited the people have been most enthusiastic. Doors will open nt 7, tbe performance commencing nt 7.30 and continuing for three full hours.
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known as the corset which
the majority of women wear
but know veny little about"
IN this pertinent way the
well-known medical authority, Alice S. Cutler,
M. D., describes the most important garment in the wardrobe of women.
"Buy your corset carefully,"
warns Dr. Cutler. "No one
wants to be ill, and when
women realize that the constant wearing of an ill-fitting
corset helps to keep our hospitals open they will insist on
being properly fitted to corsets
instead of buying them hit or
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carefully adjusted each time it
is worn, it will mould that
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Look out for and reserve the date
for operutlii and dance nt thc Ilo-llo
Theatre on April 5, Easter Holiday.
Particulars later.
associations recognize tlie emblems of
others and do everything possible for
tourists carrying them. Those wishing to Join the association should apply
to the secretary, Mr. J. Dick, Canadian
Collieries head offices, or Mr. J. H.
Cameron, Cumberland Motor Works.
The president, Mr. Charles Oraham,
was selected as the delegate from the
association to accompany the delegation from the Board of Trade, School
Board and the City Council, which
will go to Victoria to Interview the
government on matters of importance
to Cumberland and district.
laundry for Cumberland Barber
.Hammers uf the Local Theatre Find
It Necessary to   Pat   l'p   Their
The managers of the Ilo-llo Theatre
wish to announce that it has become
necessary for them to Increase tlie
prices of admission to their moving
picture shows. For over a year tbe
price of admission to sueli shows has
been lower In Cumberland than In any
other town or city In the province,
and the manage™ have reluctantly
been compelled to advance the rates
owing to tlie recent sharp advances in
the price of films and also Increased
rent. Commencing March 1 the prices
of admission will be: Adults 35c. children 16c. | box seats 50c. In future
ushers will be employed to conduct
patrons to their seats.
Mr. Koliang Yih, consul for the Republic of China, at Vancouver, who has
been on a visit to China, arrived In
Cumberland on Thursday and left
again yesterday. Before leaving the
city he sent his respects to the Canadian Collieries. Mr. Ylh was for four
yenrs a representative of his country
at Washington as an assistant to the
Chinese ambassador.
Business Heeling Fourth Thursday.
The Women's Auxiliary to the Cumberland General Hospital will hereafter hold their regular monthly meetings on the last Thursday of each
month. All friends of this deserving
institution are asked to identify themselves with the Auxiliary.
(.'ranted I'se of Council Chamber.
On Monday evening last the City
Council decided to grant to the Cumberland Board of Trade thc use of the
council chamber for the holding of its
meetings, free of charge.
Ladles Will Be Given An Opportunity
of   Showing  Their   Appreciation
of the Men.
Ladies will be given an opportunity
of showing their appreciation of the
kindnesses shown towards them by
their male friends when on Thursday
evening next there will be held lu the
Ilo-llo Dance Hall a Leapyear dance.
On this occasion conditions will be reversed, the ladles being charged the
admission usual for the men on other
occasions, namely one dollar, while
the men will get off with payment of
the amusement tax. It is predicted
that the ladles will outdo those of the
sterner sex. During the evening the
ladles will select their own partners
for dances, when it will be discovered
who are tlie wallflowers among the
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a    a    •    4    •
l>K.   It.   P.  CHRISTIE
Phone 116
Office:   KINO BLOCK,
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Electrician.
Wiring etc.
All Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
Phone 63.
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
Sandy Chapman
Car for Hire
Night and   Day
Prompt Service and Careful Delivery.
Charges Moderate.
633 Hastings St., W., Corner of
Granville.      VANCOUVER, B.C.
Sale of Work
Wednesday, March 24.
School Room, Methodist Church. 9,
February 28,1920.
Page Seven
Members of Legislature Declare That the Act.Is Being Everywhere Openly Violated and They Urge That Some- Measure
of Government Control Be Put Up to the Electors—In Face of
Experience Gained Since Act Came Into Operation, It Is Time
for a Change, They Declare—Prohibitionists Want Changes.
VICTORIA, Feb. 27.—The chorus of denunciation against existing conditions under prohibition was added to this week by
Major Burde, Alberni, and J. H. Hawthornthwaite, Newcastle,
both of whom asserted that in the face of the experience gained
since the present act came into operation, it is time for a change.
They declared the act is being everywhere openly violated, and they
urged that some measure of government control be put up to the
electors for their approval- They scoffed at the suggestion that
the attorney-general's idea of confining changes to the limitation
in the size and number of prescriptions would be productive of
results. 'It would be a mere tinkering with a problem which has
become critical, they asserted. Their suggestion was that if the
government did not possess courage enough to tackle the question,
irrespective of party advantage, that it should give the people an
opportunity of expressing their views.
This week a deputation of prohibitionists waited upon the government and offered amendments to the act. Chief of these were
the appointment of an-independent commission of three to administer the act, the limiting of the amount of hard liquor that may be
kept in a private dwelling house to two quarts per month, and of
beer, two gallons, and the easing up of the present rigorous penalty of a jail term of six months for the first offence of selling
liquor, by prescribing a tine not exceediing $500 nor less than $300,
the jail term without the option of a fine to be applied to second
Further evidence of the growing disposition on the part of members on the
government side to assert their independence and criticize the administration was furnished this week when a
division, the second of the session to
date, took place following a short but
heated argument on the action of Attorney-General Farris in refusing to
supply Information in response to
questions put by the opposition.
Mr. Pooley, Esquimalt, asked for details of disbusrements made to Dr.
Baker, chairman of the Game Conservation Board, in the years 1017, 1018
and 1919. The attorney-general replied that the figures could be secured
from the public accounts. As tbe public accounts tabled referred only to
the fiscal year ended March 31, 1919,
the reply by Hon. Mr. Farris was
wholly inaccurate. Mr. Speaker ruled
that the reply was a proper one and
that If the opposition desired the information they could ask In the shape
of a return, a ruling to which Mr.
Bowser stoutly objected, asserting
that the opposition would insist upon
Its rights. The Speaker's decision was
appealed against and the Conservative opposition found support forthcoming from the soldier members as
well as from Messrs. Willson of Rossland and Anderson of Kamloops, Liberal members. The latter showed a
marked disposition to assert his independence. The vote was 25 to 15, the
opposition securing the largest tally it
has registered since the present government assumed ofllce.
Mr. Anderson, too, came out ln
direct opposition to the government
when, in the debate upon the motion
presented by Mr. Hawthornthwaite
calling upon the government to grant
tax exemption on homes and homesites
of veterans and dependents up to an
assessed 'valuation of $2000, he criti-
Village Smith a
Real Personage
The Immortal Poem of Longfellow Was Inspired by a
Blacksmith of
elzed the evident disinclination of the
Premier to meet the request, even
though tbo House last year had gone
even further by approving of a recommendation of the select committee on
soldier rehabilitation that such exemption should be granted up to
$5000. Mr. Anderson declared the Premier could well afford to accept the
suggestion by Mr. Hawthornthwaite,
especially as the government has already discriminated in favor of a certain element of the returned men by
amending the Pre-emptor's Free
Grants Act relieving those having
crown grants from the payment of
taxes, and has also provided for a
rebate of {500 to veterans buying land.
Aid tor Tatoo Victims.
A simple method to obliterate from
the faces of thousands of Armenian
girls and women the brands and indelible ink tatoo marks placed upon
them during the war by tbe Turks,
Kurds and Arabs who captured and
enslaved them, is sought by a sympathetic college professor, who has
Just returned from a trip through the
Near East. The victims of the branding and tatooing, in every case, were
Christians, and their captors branded
them as Mahomedan slaves. Freed
(rom enslavement, they sought at once
to remove the evidence of their bondage, employing disfiguring acids for
the purpose. Many of them flocked to
the relief hospitals to be treated for
the self-inflicted burns.
That Stand the Test
WHEN considering the purchase of an automobile,
be sure you select a reliable car—one that will
stand the test. We are agents for THOS. WEEKS of
Nanaimo, and we carry the following reliable makes of
Chevrolet, Dodge, Chalmers,
Hudson Six, Cadillac.
We also specialize  in  REPUBLIC  TRUCKS  and
TRAILERS of 1 to 5 tons.
Longfellow's immortal poem "The
Village Blacksmith," had a real historic fact at its foundation.
The smith was a reality, so was the
"chestnut tree," and his house ls still
in existence.
In his diary of October 6, 1839,
Longfellow made this note: "Wrote a
new psalm of life—It ls 'The Village
The house of thc village blacksmith,
built in 1811, stands in Cambridge,
Mass., covered with vines and shadowed by sleepy old trees, still sought
after by tourists and lovers of the old.
The "spreading chestnut tree" has
been cut down to make room for the
widening ot Brattle street.
It was the home of Dexter Pratt, tbe
village blacksmith and the friend of
Longfellow, who immortalized him and
his smithy in verse. The Bachelder
family, who bought the place from the
heirs of Mary Walker ln 1912, have restored the place to Its former simple
beauty. It still bears the "Sign of the
Inside, the rooms arc restored with
all the quaintness of their original
form. As one goes in the door they
open from both sides of the small hall
and each room has a large open fireplace. The mantels are wide and plain,
as was the fashion in the early days.
Upstairs, at the Brattle end of the
house, one goes down three steps Into
the end room. You pass through a narrow back passage and And two small
bedrooms and back stairs which are
sharp and steep.
Dexter Pratt, Longfellow's blacksmith friend, succeeded Torrey Hancock in the ownership ot the property,
and Hancock had it from his father,
who in turn bought it from the heirs
of Thomas Brattle, who built the house.
Pratt had lived there a long time
when Longfellow came to Cambridge
in 1836. Boston was then a town and
Cambridge just a country village.
After the death of Dexter Pratt in
1847, the property passed through
various hands until, In 1870, friends
bought it for Mary Walker, an escaped
quadroon slave, a woman of refinement and beauty, who bad been a servant in several Cambridge families,
and afterward taught school In the
After her return to the North two of
her tbre'e children were found and returned to her through the efforts of
Gen. O. O. Howard. They were then a
grown man and woman, although when
she last saw them they were children.
While she occupied tbe house many
Harvard students lived there. Now,
purchased from the heirs of the
escaped slave, it has become one of
the show places of Cambridge.
Longfellow, in the Knickerbocker
Magazine in 1840, first Immortalized
the place. He made a word picture of
the village smithy and the blacksmith,
and also made a pen aud ink sketch of
the chestnut tree and the smithy. The
tree up to 1876 spread its branches in
front of the house.
Longfellow wrote to his father when
he was about to have his verse published, calling his parent's attention
to thc magazine tn which his work
would be found, and saying what
might be considered a song of praise
of "your ancestor in Newbury."
This ancestor was the second son
of William Longfellow to bear the
name of Stephen and to pass It down
through six generations of Longtel-
Saskatchewan's population Is now
833,267. according to an announcement
made In the Saskatchewan Legislature by Premier Martin.
Advance Spring
Styles in Millinery
THERE arrived at our store this week a consignment of SPRING MILLINERY of Advance Styles, which are moderately priced- If you are
fortunate to get one of these hats yffu will have reason to congratulate
yourself. They exemplify Rideout millinery and show how smartness, good
style and reasonable pricing have been made to cohere. Something different,
something chic; every hat a model of striking distinction and wonderfully
becoming to some type of face. These hats are in the new spring colors,
and those who are lucky enough to get them will make a smart saving as
well as"secure as charming, as stylish and as exquisite millinery as it is possible to conceive at the price. Examine them early and choose.
IF the Ford Meter Company of
Canada, Limited, is able to build
up to the limit of its capacity, only
27,350 Ford Cars will be built for
use in Canada between January the
first and July the thirty-first of this
year. Divided among the total
population of Canada this means
one car to every three hundred and
ten people.
It is easy to see that many people
will be unable to get their Ford
Cars at all, and many will have to
wait for summer or fall delivery.
As Ford Dealers in this territory,
we desire to deliver a car to every
person in this district who wants
one, but we cannot get the cars unless we send in the orders now.
If you will need a car later on,
don't wait till spring before ordering. Put yourself at the top of the
delivery list by signing an order
We have the
for handling work in connection with AUTOMOBILES
OF.ALL MAKES, and we are now in a position to do
the best work in the city.  Included in our equipment is
which eliminates the old-fashioned hammer and cold-
chisel method.
Full Set of Reamers for Handling Ford Bearings.
Cumberland Motor Works
J. H. CAMERON, Proprietor.
Cumberland, B.C.
One Week Only
Five Roses Flour, 49 lbs $3.65
Royal Standard Flour, 49 lbs $3.65
Best Dried Green Peas, 15c lb., two lbs. 25c
Little Brown Beans, 4 lbs '. 25c
Cream of Wheat, 3 packages for  85c
Royal Crown Soap, 3 packages for , $1.0(1
Cooking Apples, 3 lbs. for  25c
Sunkist Navel Oranges, per doz 50c to $1.10
Japanese Oranges, per box $1.00
Table Figs, 15c package, now 10c
Gold Medal Tomato Catsup, per bottle 25c
m Page Eight.
February 21,1920.
Fathers and Sons   | Miss M. Peacey
to Hold Banquet
Popular Movement Inaugurated
Recently Has Reached
This City.
Time was. and not so very long ago
either, when fathers were wont to
make chums of their boys, and when
the daddies entered into the amusements and pleasures of their offspring
witli a heartiness that was refreshing
In later years, however, there hai-
been a marked tendency on the part
of these two to "paddle their own
canoe." with the result now-a-days one
rarely sees father and son together.
There has been started a movement
with tlie object of bringing about the
old stitte of affairs, and it is proving
a most popular one. This movement
has  reached Cumberland,    aud next
Thursday    evening    at the Anglican
Parish Hall the fathers and sons of
this city gather around thc banquqet
board for the purpose of reviving the
time-honored custom in this city.    A
very catchy circular announcing the
event has been issued, which is here
published and  which should prove a
drawing card:
Points en route—Hlkevllle, Baseball
Corners, Church Pew Resort, Happy
Home City, Talk It Over Town, Chum
bug, Boyville.
This is a social event for fathers
and sons 12 years of age and up. Any
father not having a son of his own
may befriend a boy. Men (not fathers)
may do likewise. It is a get-together
time aud a good programme is provided. The banquet will be held in the
Church of England Hall. Capt. Best
of Toronto will speak during the evening.
Hurrah, Dads! Let's spend an evening with the lads.
Nanulmo Denier Reports Man]' New
Machines   Are  Being  Purchased
In District
. "There ls an exceptionally large demand for motor vehicles ln the Cumberland district, and more especially
trucks." This is the statement made
by Mr. Thomas Weeks, the well-
known Nanaimo automobile ' dealer,
who was in the city this week. Speaking of the sales made recently, Mr.
Weeks stated he had disposed of four
5-ton Republic trucks during the week
and he was here for the purpose of
making delivery. Theso trucks are to
be used in the logging camps, and Mr.
Weeks Bald a larger number would be
required, the sale of which he was
- According to Mr. Weeks the automobile business in Nanaimo was never
better, and he finds great difficulty in
meeting the demand. Recently he
brought ln live carloads of machines,
and they are practically all sold or
spoken for.
Mr. Weeks' agent in this district is
Mr. Thomas Hudson of Union Bay,
and this gentleman has also disposed
of a large number of machines this
spring. Tom says it is tough luck when
n person has to let go their own private car and drive around in a motor
truck. Hut he says: "We are in the
business of selling cars, and what the
people want we will supply, even tc
our own inconvenience."
liny Red (lover Seed Eenrly.
Prime red clover seed was quoted
at $35.55 per bushel on the Toledo
market of the 6th Inst. Toronto price:
then ranged about (3 per bushel, ir
advance of Toledo prices. Clover seed
that would grade "prime" on the Toledo market could be bought ln To-
ronto at $38.50 and, because of exchange conditions, delivered to United
States points at approximately $33 per
bushel, or about $2.50 less than thc
Toledo price. The money situation,
short supplies, and an earlier demand
in the United States will explain the
heavy exports of clover seed. The
price of red clover seed has advanced
almost $14 per bushel on the Toledo
market since May last. The world supply will not be sufficient to meet normal requirements. In these circumstances Canadian farmers who delay
tiie purchase of their red clover seed
requirements until seeding time may
be unable to obtain supplies at any
Dies at Victoria
Popular Young Lady, Native of
Cumberland, Called to Her
The many Cumberland friends of
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Peucey were pained
when word was received in the city on
Wednesday that their daughter, Miss
Marlon Peacey, had died at Victoria
that morning. Miss Peacey was a naive of Cumberland and had spent all
her life here until moving with her
mients to Victoria shortly after the
first of the year. She was 20 years of
age. During the past seven or eight
years she was practically an invalid,
md though she was unable to enter
actively into the affairs of life, she always maintained a cheerful demeanor
ind bore up under her atlliction with
Christian fortitude.
.Mr. and Mrs. Peacey left Cumber-
.and a short time ago in tlie hope that
i change might prove of benefit to
heir daughter, and were contemplating moving to California, but Miss
.'eacey's state of health prevented
them from doing so.
The funeral took place nt Victoria
e.-terday, the Rev. J. W. Flinton offl
allng, interment being made In Ross
Jay Cemetery.
(aught Smuggling Whiskey.
Frank Agnew, ship's steward of the
Makura, was arrested late on Sunday
night at Union Bay smuggling whiskey ashore from the ship. He appeared
before F. Partridge and E. Navey, justices of the peace, on Monday morning |
and was fined $50 and costs,
fliose Who Are Not on the Voters'
List   Hill  Huve the  Opportunity
All men who served overseas and
vhose names are not already ou the
/oters' list are asked to attend at the
Jity Hall tomorrow (Sunday) at 3
>'clock for the purpose ot registering.
V number of forms will be supplied by
vlr. John Baird of the government
iflices and arrangements have been
.nade whereby the men can register
with the least trouble. Every man
vlio Is desirous of having a vote at
-he next general election should not
ail to sec that his name is on the list
Social Events
of the Week
G. C. Baker of Victoria, cashier of
the Canadian Collieries, arrived on
E. R. Horwood arrived on Tuesday
on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs,
S. Horwood.
Mrs. E. W. Bickle and Eva O. Bickle
will leave Cumberland for San Francisco on Monday.
Lorna Dalby arrived home from
Nanaimo on Tuesday owing to the Illness of her mother.
Mrs. E. W. Bickle returned from a
/istt to Vancouver on Tuesday.
Following are the ships which
.ouched at the wharf of the Canadian
Collieries at Union Bay this week:
Shamrock, coastwise.
Grey, Victoria.
Dauntless, coastwise.
Coutle, coastwise.
Pronatlve, coastwise.
Active, coastwise.
Hopkins, coastwise.    _
Masset, coastwise.
Ilundarra, Everett.
Monteagle,  Yokohama.
Buster II.. coastwise. ,
Canadian, coastwise.
Prospective No. 2, coastwise.
Makura, Australia.
Peerless, coastwise.
Joyful and scow, Comox.
Clayburn and scow, Vancouver.
Coutle, coastwise.
Vancouver, coastwise.
Shower Held
Friends of Miss Agnes Somerville Remember Her on Eve
of Her Wedding.
Oriental Cunght In thc Act nt Evading
His Electric Jlelelr Fined (lood
Round Sum.
About a week ago Mr. Shortt of the
Cumberland Electric Light Company
llscovered what he thought was a
"bridge" around the meter of a Chinaman living near the Canadian Collieries Railway station. In company with
Police Chief Bunbury a close investigation was made, when it was shown
that Mr. Shortt's suspicions were well
The Oriental was not home at the
time, but a careful watch was kept,
with the result that Jim Sing finally
found himself facing Magistrate Baird.
The evidence was so conclusive that
there was no use entering any other
plea but that of guilty, and Jim had
to dig down for $28 or spend two
months In Jail. He paid up,
A delightful miscellaneous shower
was given on Wednesday evening nt
the home of Mrs. L. Francesclnl In
honor of Miss Agnes Somerville, whose
marriage takes place March 2. During
the evening games wero played and
refreshments served, nfter which tlie
bride-to-be was presented with a basket loaded with many beautiful and
useful presents. Those present wore:
Kirs. Bulagno.
Miss Balagno.   .
Mrs. V. Freloife,
MrB. P. Francesclnl.
Mrs. Hudson.
Mrs. Farmer.
Mrs. Ronalds.
Mrs. Bobba.
Mrs. Bollettlno.
Mrs. Bogo.
Mrs. J. Potter.
Mrs. C. White.
Mrs. Mitchell. ■   '
Mrs. Pryde. \
Mrs. Rickson.
Mrs. Sharpies.
Miss Tobacco.
Miss Picketti.
Mrs. L. Frelone.
Miss C. Lockhart.
Miss H. Lockhart.
Miss H. Abbott.
Miss M. Maxwell.
Mrs. Maxwell.
Mrs. Davis,
Mrs. J. Walker.
Mrs. Somerville.
Miss H. Whyte.
Miss N. Robertson.
Miss A. Reese.
Miss M. Bannerman.
Miss M. Collins.
Miss M. Stratchau.
Miss Beveridge.
Mrs. Swanson.
During the evening Mrs. Hudson,
Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Ronalds and Mrs.
Farmer gave all the ladies present a
delightful ride in tlie airplane.
Following are the results    of the
games played 111 the third round of
the English Cup:
Liverpool 2, Birmingham 0.
Chelsea 3, Leicester 0.
Preston 0, Bradford City 3.
Bristol 2, Cardiff 1.
Aston Villa 1, Sunderland 0.
Tottenham 3, West Ham 0.
Notts County 3, Bradford 4.
Huddersfleld 3, Plymouth 1.
The results of the league football
games were as follows:
First League-
Arsenal 0, Manchester United 3.
Bolton 0, Newcastle 3.
Derby 0, Burnley 2.
West Bromwlch   Albion    4, Middles-
boro 0.
Second League-
Blackpool 0, South Shields 3.
Coventry 0, Hull 1.
Fulham 4, Stockport 1.
Grimsby 2, Lincoln 2.
Stoke 1, Bury 1.
Rntherham 2, Portvale 2.
Southern League-
Norwich 1, Brentford 1.
Brighton 4, Luton 3.
Mllwall 1, Gillingham 0.
Newport 1, Southampton 1.
Portsmouth 2, Reading 0.
Queens Park 0, Exeter 0.
Swindon 3, Swansea 1,
Soutli End 2, Merthyr 1.
Scottish Cup Games-
Glasgow Rangers 3, Brozburn 0.
Ralth 2, Greenock 2.
Lpchgelly 0, Third Lanark 3.
Aramnle 1, Ayr 1.
Kilmarnock 4, Queens Park 1.
Aberdeen 1, Hearts 0,
Celtic 2, Purtlck Thistle 0.
St. Bernard 1, Albion 1.
Clydebank 5, Motherwell 1.
Scottish Iieague—
Dumbarton 1, Clyde 0.
Dundee 1, Falkirk 0.
Hamilton 3, Hibernians 2.
St. Mlrren 4, Airdrieonians 3 .
The following list of appointments
by the British Columbia Government
appeared in the last issue of the B. C.
To be justices of the peace-
James MacKay of Strathnaven.
Edward Navey of Union Bay.
To be notaries public—
William Vidler Papworth of Kaslo;
James F. Tiderington of Vancouver;
Elmer Victor Finland of Victoria, barrister and solicitor.
• Arthur Smith of Vernon.
John Baird of Cumberland, government agent, to be a stipendiary magistrate and a coroner for the province.
Chilton Graves Heward of Montreal,
barrister, to be a commissioner   for
taking affidavits within the province
At Special Prices at
The Big Store
\OU WILL FIND OUR STOCK of Groceries fresh and up to the minute.
You will find our service right, and if you can suggest how we can
improve our service we will appreciate your suggestion, as we are here
at your s'ervice.
Quaker Pork and Beans 10c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans,
large 30c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans 20c
or 3 for 50c
Rotary Fresh Ground Coffee,
per lb. 70c
Empress Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb 80c
Special Bulk Tea, per lb 65c
May Bloom Tea, per lb 75c
Quaker Tomatoes, large, special, per tin 20c
Royal City Tomatoes, large,
special, per tin 20c
Pacific Milk 15c
or 7 for $1.00
Lilly Brand Chicken Haddie 35c
Save Sugar by buying   Libby's
Apple Butter.
In tins, ls 25c
In tins, 2V2S for 50c
Grapelade, made from the famous Concord Grapes.
7s Whole Wheat Flour 60c
49s Whole Wheat Flour .... $3.40
7s Graham Flour 60c
49s Graham Flour $3.40
Sunkist Navel Oranges, the best.
Per doz 50s, 60c and 75c
Try them.
Sunkist Lemons, per doz 60c
Sunkist Grape Fruit, each .... 10c
For Good Dependable Groceries
Phone 38.
Simon Leiser & Co.
of Quebec for use in the courts ot
British Columbia.
Alderman J. J. McRae and A. B.
Buckworth, both ot the city of Vancouver, to be members of the Board of
Commissioners of Police for the city
of Vancouver for the year 1920.
Eimy terms. Apply T. E. Bute.
Blackstone Hotel, formerly the
Crescent. Remodelled and newly furnished; under new management;
first-class cafe ln connection. H.
Steyker, Manager.
laundry for Cumberland Barber
In the Count)    Court   of Niiiuilmo,
Holden at Cumberland, B.C.
Take notice that by an order of His
Honor Judge Barker, made the 11th
day of February, 1920, I waB appointed    Administrator   to the   estate of
William McLlver,   deceased,   and all
parties  having claims    against said
estate are hereby required to furnish
same properly verified, on or before
the 1st day of lipril, 1920, A.D., and
all parties Indebted to the said estate
are  required to pay the amount of
theler Indebtedness to me forthwith.
1 Official Administrator.
Dated this 25th day of February, 1920.
In the County   Court   of Nanaimo,
Holden at Cumberland, B.C.
Take notice that by an order of His
Honor Judge Barker, made the 11th
day of February, 1920, I was appointed   Administrator   to the   estate of
John    Johnson,    deceased,   and    all
parties  having claims    against said
estate are hereby required to furnish
same properly verified, on or before
the 1st day of 9pril, 1920, A.D., and
all parties Indebted to the said estate
are  required to pay the amount of
theler indebtedness to me forthwith.
Official Administrator.
Dated this 25th day of February, 1920.
address and I will start you in a
business of your own earning $5 to
$1() daily the year round. Sample
case and plans free. Address H. V.
Martin, Windsor, Ont.
ham street, Sacrlston, Durham, England, would like to know whereabouts of Miss Burn, last heard tell
of In Cumberland. Address Thomas
Tuck, Box 39, Cumberland.
The publlc are respectfully requested to refrain from planting brom trees
on. their plots In the cemetery. The
broom spreads so rapidly that it becomes disagreeable and a nuisance in
the cemetery grounds.
Easy terms. Apply T. E. Bate.
Phone lit
Office:   KING BLOCK,
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Electrician.
Wiring etc.
All Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
Phone 63.
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockery ware 'and
General Merchandise.
HONO CHONO & CO., Bevan.
Sandy Chapman
Car for Hire
Night and   Day
Prompt Service *and'Careful Delivery.
Charges Moderate.
633 Hastings St., W., Corner of
Granville.     VANCOUVER, B.C.
Sale of Work
Wednesday, March 24.
School Room, Methodist Church.


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