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With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
Proceedings Of
City Council
Suggest  That  Dunsmuir  Ave.
and Fourth Street be Classed
As Primary Highways.
The usual fortnightly meeting ot the
City Council was held on Monday night
last, His Worship Mayor McDonald being in the chair, and there were also
present Aldermen Bannerman, Browiu
Parnham, Pickard, Thomson and City
Clerk Mordy.
Early Closing Bylaw.
The etorekeepers of the town having requested the City Council to
amend the bylaw concerning the closing of stores on Saturday night at 8
o'clock Instead of 10 as at present prevailing, tlie Council will, on request of
Aid. Parnham, amend the bylaw along
that line.
Capt, Richardson Attends Meeting.
Capt. Richardson, assistant district
engineer, attended the council meeting and asked for the Council's opinion
regarding the classification of the
main highways of Cumberland, either
primary or secondary, under the new
Highway Act which comes Into
effect at end of this year. In construction work under the primary rating the government stands 75 per cent.
of the cost, and 60 per cent, tn the case
of secondary highways. For maintenance, the government pays 60 per cent.
ln the case of secondary and 40 per
cent, for secondary highways.
. The government revenue under this
head will be derived from motor
licences aa provided for Jn the act put
through recently.
Capt Richardson also asked the
probable amount the Council of next
year would be prepared to spend under these headings, to which the Council suggested 13000.
Aid. Pernham, ln moving a resolution to the effect that the Council
classify Dunsmuir Avenue as a primary
highway, and that the City Clerk supply reasons, said the road was of considerable importance as it had a lot
ot traffic, leading not only to the lake
and the thickly settled areas between,
but also to No. 4 mine, which was said
to be the greatest source of revenue
the government had from the mining
Aid Brown seconded the motion,
which was carried unanimously.
On the motion of Aid. Thomson,
seconded by Aid. Pickard, the Council
recommended that Fourth Street from
Dunsmuir Avenue to the Courtenay
Road be classed as a primary highway.
These recommendations will be forwarded to Capt. Richardson, who will
present them to the government. The
classifications will be fixed by the
government. «
Boys' Street Games a Xulsnnce.
Complaint having been made to the
Council of boys playing football and
other noisy games on Derwent Ave.
to the annoyance of residents, the
matter waB left ln the hands ot the
mayor to take up with tbe chief ef
The Board of Works was Instructed
to investigate and see what could be
done to alleviate the accumulation of
storm water at the intersection of 4th
Street and Dunsmuir Avenue, which
assumes the proportions of a small
lake when heavy rain falls.
Mayor Duncan of Courtenay, at-
companled by Mr. Beasley and Mr.
Robertson paid an unofficial visit during the session.
Drawing Tonight
For Gold Watch
To  Finance  Junior  Football  a
Masquerade Bal! is to be
Held on November 30
Mr. E. C. Emde, announces that ne
has taken over the Interest of Mr. W.
H. Wain ln the firm of Emde & Wain,
of the Ford Garage, Courtenay, and
that in the near future he will devote
his energies to the sales of Ford products exclusively and repair work on
the same. He Intends Installing the
very latest labor-saving machinery for
his Ford repair shop.
Friends ot The Islander are asked
to forward or telephone Items of interest to the paper. We would especially like Items about persons visiting
In or out of town.
The executive of the Cumberland Intermediate and Junior Football Club
lo making every effort to raise funds to
finance their two teams through their
respective leagues. The Intermediates
are entered ln the Upper Island Intermediate League and the Juniors In the
Cumberland and District Junior
A considerable sum of money has
already been raised by the disposal of
a 17-Jewelled gold Waltham watch at
r,0 cents a ticket, and as the tickets
are nearly all sold the draw-will take
place at the Ilo-llo Theatre this evening, between the first and second
The committee is now making arrangements to hold a masquerade ball
on November 30. the evening before
the provlnclal election. An attractive
and up-to-date prize list wlll be in circulation in a few days, to give all'
patrons and competitors ample time to
make their costumes.
Botli teams have made vast improvements ln their playing abilities the
past few weeks, and if they continue
to Improve both teams will make a
name for themselves iu the very near
future. All players and reserves have
taken a great interest in their club.
A canvassing committee has been
appointed to solicit the merchants of
the city for contributions for the prize
list for the masquerade hall. All contributions, however small, in either
money or goods, will be very acceptable and highly appreciated by the
The secretaryship of the club ls In
tho capable hands of Mr. Nat Bevis.
Fine Structure in Cumberland Dedicated to the Memory of Out-
Fallen Heroes, Formally Opened on Tuesday Evening Last
at a Social Evening Given by the Members of the G. W. V. A.
and Women's Auxiliary.
Maintains Lead
Took  the  Granby   Team   Into
Camp on the Home Grounds
With a Score of 2 to 0.
On Sunday last the local football
team won their fourth straight victory
when they defeated the Granny team
on the home grounds by a score of 2
goals to nil. James scored both goals,
adding to his long tally.
The Cnssldy team played a good
game hut they will have to improve a
good deal before they* can outplay the
B. C. champions. Bobby Brown, who
had been out of play for some time
owing to injuries, was in the game
playing in great form. Carroll and
Home showed up well among the
home boys.
Cumberland still heads the league
and Intends to repent last season's performance when they won the championship.
Tomorrow the Cumberland United
will journey to N'anaimo to play the
Nanaimo United in that city. The
team selected to try conclusions with
the hub city hoys Is as follows: Goal.
Walker; backs. Strang and Cnnipbell;
half-backs, Irvine, Conti, Smith, Wylle,
Nicol, James, Home, Harrison. Reserves, Bannerman, Brown, Carle and
Hugh Doherty ia trainer and W.
Walker manager. The team meets at
the Cumberland Hotel at 7.30.
On Wednesday evening last a meeting was held at the home of Mrs. G.
K. MacNaughton, when a Young
Women's Missionary Socioty was organized in connection with the Presbyterian Church. The following officers were elected: President, Miss A.
Potter; vice-president, Miss P. Partridge; secretary, Miss Colman; treasurer, Miss M. Bannerman; literary and
supply secretary. Mrs. Fraser Watson.
A good (imc is looked forward to for
the winter.
Great War Veterans Armistice
Masquerade Ball
Elsewhere ln this Issue Is published the prize list in connection with
the G. W. V. A. Masquerade Ball to be held on the evening of Armistice
Day, November 11. As will be seen a long list of characters have been
provided for and valuable prizes allotted.
The committee ln charge ls leaving no stone unturned to make this
the biggest and most successful masquerade hall ever held in the city.
All sections of the community were well represented at the
formal opening on Tuesday evening last of the Memorial Hall
erected to the memory of the fallen heroes and for the use of the
members of the Grat War Veterans' Association. The hall was
well filled with invited guests and friends, a pleasant evening being spent.
Mr. W. Brown, president ot the Cumberland Branch of the G. W.
V. A., was in the chair, and on either side of him were seated
Mayor D. R. McDonald; Mayor Duncan of Courtenay; Mr. Chas.
Graham, District Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd.; Mr. G. W. Clinton, American Consul and President of the Board of Trade; and Mrs. C. J. Bunbury, president of
the Women's Auxiliary.
The Cumberland City Band was present during the evening and
rendered several selections.
thoBe present. He thought that the
war.had helped to bring the colonies
together. We are all to a great extent
the creatures of our surroundings.
said the speaker, but the war took
place and brought them all together.
When the call came, the bonds of the
Motherland welded the colonies to her
You have got the greatest BmplrF
the sun ever shone upon, and I have a
warm feeling for the Mother Land
The 102nd did not require a great deal
of training when they went there. The
102nd certainly did put up a fight and
Comox District had no reason to be
ashamed of them In any shape or form.
Mr. Charles Graham, In responding
to the chairman's Invitation, said lirst
of all he wished to present Mr. Thos.
Graham's regrets that he was not able
to be there that night; he was unfortunately called out of town on business. He wished the speaker to express to the members of the G. W. V.
A. his satisfaction at the completion of
the building and hoped that they had
a home which would be worthy of the
G. W. V. A. of Cumberland and one
they would all- be able to enjoy In
future, yoars.
Mr. Graham said he was very pleased
Indeed td be there thnt night to see
the completion of the work on the
hall. As has been stated. It was a
memorial erected to the memory of
those who remained behind in France,
and to his mind it was a fitting memorial, more so than a monument of
cold, stone "or marble. A building is a
living, breathing thing, said the speaker, and typified, to his mind, the spirit
of those who went overseas to participate ln the great struggle for liberty.
He wished to say that the returned
men, in addition to any duty wliieh (lie
country owed them, had also a duty
to the country. They had returned
after having been overseas fighting for
tlle principles of liberty and justice.
It was up to them now tp carry those
principles into their citizenship in civil
(Continued on Page Two)
The chairman, In his opening
marks, said he desired to extend a
welcome to those present .on behalf
of the G. W. V. A. on the occasion of
the opening of the hall, which they
were so pleased to have, aud he also
cordially thanked on behalf of the
association all those who had helped
to bring it into being, and In particular
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited, the Cumberland Electric
Light and Wnter Companies, and the
Mayor and City Council. He then
called upon the Mayor to say a few-
The Mayor said he was pleased Indeed to see so large a gathering on that
unique occasion. He thought it was
Indeed a credit to the people of Cumberland that they should have presented so fine a building as that hall
for the men who had come back from
overseas. He hoped that tbe building
would prove to be as great a benefit
as everyone expected It would be, that
Its usefulness would grow and keep on
extending in the future, and that the
citizens of Cumberland would continue
to take as great an interest in the returned men, whose home this building
was, as they had done In the past. So
far as the city was concerned, they
had contributed their mite and they
hoped to be able to do more in the
same direction in future years.
After the band had played a selection the chairman called on Mayor
Duncan of Courtenay.
Alayor Duncan said it gave him very
great pleasure to be there that evening
at the opening of such a splendid
Memorial Hall for the returned tuen.
They certainly had got ahead of tho
people lu Courtenay In that respect,
and they were to be congratulated on
having such a fine building. As a
Memorial Hall they would naturally
think of those—the gallant dead—in
memory of whom it had been erected;
but tt would also serve to keep freBh
in their memories the gallant men who
had returned and who so well deserved
all the consideration that could be extended to them by those at home tor
whom they fought.
Mr. H. M. Davidson gave a humorous
recitation, which was well received,
entitled "The Schoolmaster and the
Mrs. C. J. Bunbury, president of the
Women's Auxiliary of the G. W. V. A.,
said tliat looking round the hall she
saw many ladies who were eligible for
membership and she hoped they would
come forward and.help. They needed
lots of help to carry on the work of
the hall. She also hoped tbey would
have many pleasant evenings such as
they were having that night. They all
felt very proud of the splendid memorial to the men who had made the
supreme sacrifice.
Mr. CI. W. Clinton said he was there
in a triple capacity, as president of
the Board of Trade, as American Con
Formation Of
A School Library
Mr. Thos. Graham Makes Very
Generous Offer Towards a
School Library.
The need of a library ln the local
public school has been long felt and
an effort was put forth this week to
get the uecessaVy assistance, with
splendid results.
A citizen who Is interested in the
welfare of the young people of the
town, In a conversation with Mr. Thos.
Graham. General Superintendent of
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited, mentioned the need ot the
city along this line, and made, enquiries as to the library In connection
with the Athletic Hall.
Mr. Graham Informed him that this
library was for the use of adults only,
but Btated that he would give to the
school library from 250 to 350 volumes
for the benefit of the children. His
kind offer was at once accepted and
Mr. Wood, Mr. Campbell and Mr. Burbrldge are at work drawing up a list
of books required.
At a meeting of the School Board
held this week, Mr. Graham's generous
offer was highly appreciated, and as
evidence of the fact the School Board
appropriated the sum of $200 for the
purchasing of books in conjunction
with Mr. Graham's offer. The Board
intimated that further assistance
would be given next year.
The parties Interested In this move
ment appreciate the kindness of Mr.
Graham and the School Board, and
look forward to placing at the disposal
of the school children quite a substan
tlal library of useful and instructive
books at an early date.
Beginning on Monday, November 1
the hours at thc local Telegraph Office
will be as follows: From 9 a.m. to \
p.m., and from 2.30 to 6.30 p.m.
Cumberland Boys
Special Meeting on Tuesday Next
To Deal With Committee's
Draft Plan of Work.
Geo. O'Brien Taking Boys Over
Company's Plant at the
Shipping Point.
Some time ago Mr. Geo. O'Brien, at
the Invitation of the Canadian Collieries, took a party of six boys from
the High School Club through No. 5
mine, aud showed the hoys in operation an up-to-date coal mine. He Uad
described the same a week previous in
a very Interesting and Instructive talk
to the boys.
Today Mr. O'Brien Is taking the
same boys to Union Bay to show them
the final touches to the coal as It goes
through the washer and ln process of
shipping. The boys are much taken
with Mr. O'Brien's keen Interest on
sul and as representative of the Water I "lelr behBlf and appreciate very
nnd Electric Light Companies. As | highly his kindness and also the con-
representing the latter he wished to slderatlon they are receiving from the
say that his only regret was that they Canadian Collieries,
had not been able to do more than
they had done, but he hoped to Improve upon that In the future. So far
as the Board of Trade was concerned
he thought that the encouragement he
had received from his visit to the Victoria Board of Trade at their request
and the message he had to convey back
to the citizens and Board of Trade ot
Cumberland was a good omen for the
future, and if the G. W. V. A. were to
work with them and attend their meetings he was satisfied they could do a
great deal more for Cumberland in the
future than in the past.
Ab American Consul he was very
proud to be there that night on behalf
of the American government to greet
One of the prominent grocery men
of this town had a narow escape from
what might have been a serious accident on Wednesday morning. While
proceeding along Fourth Street at a
fairl>vgood clip towards Courtenay tn
his buzz wagon a train also cume along
at a similar speed. The grocery car
being thc most mobile of the two approaching speeders the driver judged
it best to do a little fancy stunt, which
he did Just in time to avoid collision
with the Colliery Mogul An onlooker
said the engine carried away a little of
the auto paint as a souvenir.
Someone has said that "The character of a nation ls very largely determined by the use which it makes of its
leisure time."
If this is true in any sense, it is
especially true of the years from eight
to eighteen in the life of the average
boy. Blessed with an abundance of
energy, susceptible of being drawn to
the highest Ideals; his enthusiasm un-
dlmmed and his courage untried; in a
word still plastic and waiting to be
moulded, either by wise guidance and
assistance from those with experience
and vision, or by the play and environment and circumstance. And the important thing to remember is that
what he becomes affects so Intimately
the history of the city, the nation.
Can we as a community get together and plan and work to give the
hoys of this city opportunities to develop in Ihe right way the best that
is in them? Or shall we stand idly by
and allow them to fritter away their
time In useless pursuits, making mistakes (often costly) that could be
avoided if only we would place at their
disposal our knowledge and sympathies and understanding. In this as
in every other city, "The Boy" Is
either an asset or a liability. Let us
tet together and make the most of
our assets.
Heeling nn Tuesday Evening.
A meeting uf all those Interested In
Hoys' Work will be held In the An-
elican Church Hall on Tuesday even-
lug next. Npvember 2. at 8 o'clock.
The committee recently appointed to
formulate a plan for BoyB' Work wlll
submit their draft plan, which we believe will commend Itself to those of
the public who have the wellare of
our boys nt heart. Every man and
woman interested in this Important
phase of city life Is strongly urged to
attend this meeting.
Officers Elected
For Ensuing Year
Conservative   Association   Held
Very Enthusiastic Meeting
For Re-organization.
A very enthusiastic meeting ot the
Cumberland Conservative Association
was held In the association olllce in
the association ottlctheKinc
the King Building on Wednesday
evening. A large number attended
this gathering, which was called for
re-organization purposes and election
of officers.
For the ensuing year the following
officers were elected:
President. Mr. Thomas E. Bate.
Secretary. Capt. J. C. Brown.
Treasurer, Mr. Thomas W. Scott.
Executive Committee of twelve:
Messrs. Hugh G. McKinnon (chairman), D. H. McDonald, Frank J. Dalby,
John L. Coates, A. C. Lymn, Charles
O'Brien. Edward W. Bickle, Thomas
Bannerman and four ladles to be
elected at the meeting of the Women's
Branch to be held on Monday evening
in the Committee Rooms.
Finance Committee: A. C. Lymn
Finance Committee, Messrs. A. C.
Lymn (chairman), Thomas Mordy, A.
J. Taylor.
Cumberland   General   Hospital
Will Receive Half Proceeds
of First Masquerade.
The Pythian Sisters have every reason to be proud of the results of their
masquerade ball held on Monday evening last, the first of the season, when
the Ilo-llo Dance Hall was well filled
with dancers and spectators.
Some very beautiful and elaborate
costumes, as well as comic characters,
were In evidence, and the Judges had
no eaey task to pick the prize winners
In the different divisions.
The prize winners were ub follows:
Best Dressed Lady—Mrs. A. Kay, of
Union Bay.
Best Dressed Gent—Mr. J. Bird.
Best National Character — Miss
Nettle Robertson.
Best Sustained Character—Mrs.
Keefer, Courtenay.
Best Original Character (lady)—Mrs.
John Lockner.
Best Comic Gent—.Mr. Fraser Watson.
Best Flower Girl—Miss Damonte.
Second Best Flower Girl (special)—
Mrs. John Murdoch.
Best Hobo—Mr. John Murdoch.
Best Comic Group—Val Dalby. Louis
Scavarda, Frank Slaughter aiid Paul
Special Prizes.
Best Red Cross Nurse—Miss Marsh.
Best Chinese Lady—Mrs. Hanna.
Best Japanese Lady—MIbs May Mc-
Best Comic Lady—MIsb J. Hudock.
Best Turkish Gent—Mr. O. H. Tuck-
ner. Courtenay.
Captain Kid—Mr. R. Obisy.
Prize Waltz -Mrs. Thos. Cessford
and Mr. F. Slaughter.
In the Tambola prize drawing, the
winning ticket was No. 438. but the
prize has not yet been called for.
The committee handling the affair
comprised MrB. John Thomson. Mrs.
R. H. Rofiertson and Mrs. Alex.
The committee desires to thank all
those who contributed prizes towards
thc masquerade ball.
The public Is reminded of the whlBl
Irlve and dance to be held under the
auspices of the St. John's Miue Rescue
and First Aid Association on Friday
•veiling licit In the llo-Ilo Dance Hall
The whist drive commences at 7.30.
Admision, gents one dollar and ladle.,
Notwithstanding the  very  wet day
n Wednesday, the pale of work and
ftemoon toa held under the auspice,
ut Harmony Rebekab  Lodge   in   the
Anglican Church Hall was most successful.
Super-Special Attractions Coming to
The Ilo-llo Theatre
Saturday, Oct.
Saturday, Nov.
Saturday, Nov
Saturday, Nov
Saturday, Nov
30—"Scarlet Days" Famous Lasky
6—"In Old Kentucky" First National
13_"The River's End" First National
20—"Male and Female" Famous Lasky
27—"Behind the Door" Famous Lasky
P> ****W^^ftn
October 30, 192U.
is what the whole world wants.   There's some people
who won't take it when offered, they're so skeptical.
We have them with duplex grates. This is the most
modern type of grate for coal.
The firepot is heavy and is corrugated, to give additional strength.
Call and get yours.
P. 0. Box 279
Phone 31
Are You Hungry?
If so, go to KELL Y'S and buy
some of his famous
Chicken Sandwiches
You'd be surprised.    Nothing
better this side of New York
The Corner Store
PHONE   133
Pickle Specials
CATSUP, pint bottles, reg. 35c, now 25c
MILITARY RELISH, reg. 45c, now 30c
SWEET PICKLES, reg. 45c, now 30c
SWEET CHOW, regular 45c, now 30c
SOUR MIXED PICKLES, reg. 45c, now 30c
Olive Oil
Pint size, regular 75c, now 55c
Half-pint size, regular 45c, now 35c
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Phone 133
Notice to Advertisers
Advertisers desiring change of advertisement
are requested to have same in this offlce by Wednesday evening or Thursday morning at the latest.
You will assist us greatly by doing so, and we
will then be in a position to give you better service
than ever.
Cumberland Islander
High School
Versus Bevan
Cumberland Boys Gain Victory
Over Bevan Juniors By a
Score of Three to One.
Juniors Defeat
Union Bay
Local Boys Score Good Victory
Over Visitors From Union
Bay—Score 4 to 1
On Saturday last tbe Cumberland
High School team met tbe Bevan
Juniors in a Cumberland and District
Junior League game on the new recreation grounds. Tbe following players took part:
Hugh School — Goal, McKinnon;
backs, Hood, Stevenson; half-backs,
Reid, Ramsell, Jones; forwards, Potter, Wilcox, Michell, Watson and
Bevan Juniors — Goal, Fielding;
backs, Thompson, Robertson; halfbacks. Williams, Weir, Cameron; forwards, Altken, Parks, Walker, Brown,
Mr. Nat Bevis was referee.
The High School won tbe toss and
Walker kicked off at 1.30 prompt for
Bevan. Michell immediately Intercepted and the High School forwards took
the ball right down to Bevan goal;
Strachan tried for goal but shot past.
For the first fifteen minutes the local
boys kept worrying the Bevan defence, but Weir and Thompson, through
their good tackling and kicking, kept
the High School from scoring, though
a minute later Potter had a solo run
on the right wing, and outwitting the
Bevan defence scored the first goal for
the High School. Five minutes later
thc same player got possession of the
ball and had another run on his own,
and repeated his previous performance, scoring the second goal for the
High School. It now looked as If It
was going to be a one-sided game, but
the Bevan boys bucked up and broke
through the High School defense on
several occasions, but the forwards
were weak ln front of goal. The
visitors still kept the pressure and a
free kick was awarded Bevan outside
the penalty area for Ramsell handing
the ball. Weir took the kick, placed
nicely to Walker; this player made no
mistake and beat McKinnon with a
nice shot. This somewhat encouraged
the visitors as the play was very even
up to half-time.
On resumption ot the second half,
both teams went at It for all tbey were
worth, but the Bevan forwards were
weak, missing many opportunities by
misklcking and bad playing. Their
defense was playing a good game,
though, and kept the High School boys
well in check. Weir let Burns away
on the left and when he was Just go
ing to shoot, Stevenson tripped through
and the referee awarded Bevan a penalty kick. Burns took the kick but
put it over""the bar. Play was of a
give and take nature for the rest of
the game, although just five minutes
before time Strachan completely
waltzed around the Bevan backs and
scored a nice goal on his own, thus
ending the scoring.
The final result was, High School 3
goals and Bevan 1 goal.
The Bevan team haB a good defence
but the forwards are somewhat weak.
The High School boys have a well-
balanced team.
The Cumberland Juniors will meet
Bevan Juniors on the new athletic
grounds this afternoon at 3 o'clock ln
a league game. The Cumberland team
will be: Goal, Boffey; backs, Boyd and
Lewis; half-backs, Stewart, Mitchell
Lockart; forwards, Keenan, McNeil,
Coe, Gibson, Strachan. Reserves, Bartoldi and Stevenson.
Today the High School team goes to
Union Bay to play the Juniors there,
They defeated the Bay team when they
met them here recently, but the Union
Bay boys are determined to turn the
trick on them today.
The Cumberland Juniors played the
Union Bay Juniors ln a Junior League
game on the new athletic grounds on
Saturday afternoon last. The weather
being fine a good number of people
turned out to see the boys battle for
supremacy, and they were not disappointed as both teams certainly put up
a good game. At times nice combination work was shown by both sides,
but more particularly by the Union
Bay forwards. This team has greatly
improved since playing the High
School some two weeks ago.
Right from the start the visitors
made for the Cumberland goal, and
Auchlnvole on the right tested Boffey
with a hard shot and Boffey had some
difficulty ln clearing his lines. However he was equal to the occasion, and
for the first fifteen minutes the Union
Bay boys tried him time and again,
and had the Cumberland defence com-
plately baffled. Auchlnvole on the right
tried a high shot and although Boffey
had his hands on the ball, on account
of him being so small the ball rolled
over the tips ot his fingers Into the}
corner of the net, thus making Union
Bay one goal up, and they certainly
played for It. However, this seemed
to put more pep Into the Cumberland
forwards, aa they Immediately made
tracks for the Union Bay goal, and
Keenan had a try at goal but shot
past. Play was now fairly fast and
nice touches were displayed on both
sides. Mitchell, the centre half, let
Strachan away on the left and this
player sent ln a nice cross; Bartoldi,
lying ln a good position, had no difficulty ln heating the Union Bay goalkeeper with a good shot.
The score now being even both
teams tried hard to score, but half-time
arrived with the score standing one
goal each.
Cumberland Scores Four Goals.
On resuming it was noticed that
Union Bay had made a change ln their
team, Auchlnvole going to left back,
thus making a change tn their forward
rank. This change did not do the
team any good, as It turned out. They
were not as aggressive as ln the first
half. The local boys were all In good
form. Bartoldi scored tbe second goal
for Cumberland, but though Union
Bay was putting up a good game their
forwards adopted too much of the Individual play, which does not as a rule
accomplish anything. A corner kick
waa awarded Cumberland; Keenan
took the kick and Mitchell connected
with hla head, the ball going Into the
net, scoring Cumberland's third goal.
Five minutes later Coe got away on his
own' and scored one more goal for
Cumberland. Play was somewhat even
when the whistle sounded for time up.
The score was, Cumberland Juniors, 4
goals; Union Bay Juniors, 1 goal.
Cumberland Juniors—Goal, £. Boffey; backs, Boyd, Lewis; half-backs,
Stevenson, Mitchell, McNeil; forwards,
Keenan, Bartoldi, Coe, Gibson and
Mr. Colin Campbell was referee.
There are the makings of some fine
footballers In the ranks of the Junior
teams, and it will not be long before
some of the seniors wlll have to look
to their honors.
High School   3   0   0   6
Cumberland Juniors 2   0   0   4
Union Bay  0   2   0   2
Bevan   0   3   0   0
The Cumberland Intermediates have
entered the Upper Island Intermediate
Cup series and have drawn their first
game against Ladysmith, to be played
at that place on Sunday, November 7.
The boys are going ln for hard training now and Intend to annex the points
from their opponents. Trainer Sam
Boothman has every confidence that
his teamb will be ln splendid shape to
go the whole 90 minutes.
South Wellington Had the Best
of Play and Won By a Two
To One Score.
NANAIMO.—A big crowd turned out
at the cricket grounds Sunday to Bee
South Wellington and Nanaimo City
play their league game, and there Is
no doubt about them getting the value
for their money. The City team lost
out In tbe toss and started a game
which proved one of the best that has
been staged In Nanaimo for some time.
The local boys made a rush for their
opponent's goal right away but were
soon returned and the South Welling,
ton forwards were now on the top ot
Routledge. The game was only about
ten minutes old when It was seen that
Chester's ankle waB beginning to
trouble him, and from one of his
clearances he kicked It against Craig
and that player promptly run ln and
gave Routledge no chance. Some give
and take play was the order now and
a hard tackle between Chester and
Dave Stobbart finished with the back
slipping and he fell on the heel of the
outside left's foot and got a nasty cut
over the eye. The big fellow had to go
off the field and could not return until
five minutes before halt time. T^ie City
played hard with their ten men and
held their opponents down to a 1-0
score when the whistle called for the
The second half started and Pilling
and Co. were soon busy around Shepherd, who saved time and again. He
was ably assisted by his backs and
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halveB. The playing ot Cameron at
left half against the local right wing
was superb. He could now take the
ball from Robertson whenever he liked.
A pass from Strange let O'Brien away
and he centred beautifully, a regular
scramble occurred ln front ot the
South Wellington goal and Robertaon,
who was lying down at the time, got
his foot on the ball and the score was
even. The game at this stage looked
ns If the City would score again, but
Dick Stobbart and assistants were
playing a great defensive game and
deserve credit for holding the Nanaimo
forwards. Nice placing by Green let
Craig way and that played forced a
corner off Dickinson. The corner kick
was fruitless as the ball was kicked
past. From the goal kick Dickinson
got the ball and let Husband and
Fowler away, the outside man crossing, but Linn cleared splendidly; good
play on the part of the visitors' right
wing finished with the outside man getting his chance, and he let drive, beating Routledge tor the second time, the
ball slipping between the goalkeeper's
hands and the post. End to end play
was the order to the finish with South
Wellington holding their lead, which,
taking everything into consideration,
they were entitled to by the margin I
they won by.
On  the winner's  side  it would be1
hard to pick out an Individual star,
but the playing of their defence was
perfect. The losers did not play up to
their usual form, Robertson especially
was off color. The best man on their
side was Tommy Dickenson.
The goals were scored tor South
Wellington by Craig, while Robertson
netted the ball for the locals.
Owing to the death on Friday night
ot Mr. M. Thompson, president of the
Ladysmith Football Club, the game
scheduled to have been played there
with the Nanaimo United team was
League Standing.
W. L. D. Pts.
Cumberland   I   1   1   11
South Wellington  3   0   4   10
Nanaimo City  4   3   0   8
Granby   13   3     5
Nanaimo United  14   13
Ladysmith   14   13
Games Tomorrow.
Cumberland plays Nanaimo United
at Nanaimo.
Nanaimo City plays South Wellington at South Wellington.
Ladysmith plays Granby at Ladysmith. October 30, 1920.
Our Motto:   TO PLEASE
A barber has four times
the shaving on Saturdays.
If people would get their
hair cut during week days
'it would relieve the Saturday waiting.
A. GATZ, Proprietor
WM.MERHIFIELD,    Proprietor.
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Book Readers
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Mrs. P. Anderson
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633 Hastings St., W., Corner of
Granville,     VANCOUVER, B.C.
"In all my life I never read more
than one of Mr. Trollope's novels.
That was 45 years ago at the very
least. And now, by some mistake, the
librarian had sent me 'Barcbester
"'Pshaw,' I aald. 'What a book to
send a man in the year of grace 1930.
Mr. Troliope today is an anachronism!
He is a relic of the mid-Victorian era,
that period which the modern highbrow derides as sleepy, complacent,
prlggfllsh, Philistine. What does the
librarian take me for?"
And then I reflected," say the Rev,
E. L. Stoddard, rector emeritus of St.
John's Church, Jersey City. "After all,
I am an antique myself. This novel
and I are about the same age. Let me
then penetrate this anachronism and
its mystery explore.' So I sat down to
read, and having read, I cannot help
writing about this story born In an
obBcure and lioary past when Tennyson was In his prime and the Crimean
War had not begun. 'Barchester
Towers' is a delightful book. 'Barchester Towers' Is a good, wholesome,
clean, lovely, half-humorous, half-
satirical story In which a dozen characters are painted so clevely that they
stand out In the memory as people
whom we bsould like to have known
and whom we could have loved.
"It is a relief to sit down to a book
with no problems In It unless Indeed
It Is Mr. Quiverfull's problem of how
to support a heavy wife and fourteen
children on fifty pounds a year.
"When for a score of yearB we have
been fed on novels about abnormal sex
relations, novels about the garbage can
side of life, novels on religious problems, labor problems, problems of
medicine and science and the new
thought and the no thought, and when
after passing through a gigantic war
which we fondly hoped was going to
settle everything and leave us in peace,
we have apparently come out with
more problems on our hands than ever,
what a relief it Is to go back to that
dear old refreshing Elysian field, mid-
Victorian era, before Darwin had upset the world or the higher criticism
the Bible, when all nice people went
to church, however little they may
have practised religion, and when all
bad people came to a fitting end."
When the late Lord Fisher on becoming First Sea Lord for the first
time, proposed that the South Atlantic
Squadron should be abolished, it waB
explained to him by Lord Selborne,
then at the head of the Admiralty,
that the squadron had only been established the year before, and that,
after his arguments In favor of the
step, it would be very awkward for
him to turn round and advocate exactly the opposite course. "There is
no real difficulty," Lord Fisher replied.
"The circumstances have changed. Do
you think if Noah were in the Ark
today he would come to rest on Mount
Aarat? No a bit of It. He would
anchor off Monte Carlo."
Sermons and dancing—these were
Lord Fishers' relaxations. A visitor
called at his town house one Sunday
morning. "The captain has gone to
Berkeley Chapel," said the servant.
"Will lie be in this afternoon?" said the
visitor. "No, he said he was going to
hear Canon Llddon at St. Paul's."
"Well, this evening?" "In the evening
he Is going to Spurgeon's Tabernacle."
Lord Fisher and the late King Edward were very friendly. "On one occasion," Lord Fisher has recorded, "I
was driving with him alone, and, utterly carried away by my feelings, I
suddenly stood up in the carriage and
waved to a very beautiful woman who
I thought was in America! The King
was awfully angry, but I made it much
worse by saying I had forgot all about
liim! But he added, 'Well, find out
where sho liveB and let me know.' and
he gave her little child a sovereign
and asked her to dinner, to my Intense
Renders of the two volumes of auto-
blgrnpny which were published last
year are familiar with Lord Fisher's
aphorisms. The following are characteristic:
England never succumbs. The frontiers of England are the sea coasts of
her enemies.
I leave the oil nnd anti-oil experts
tu eat each other, but have no doubt
that oil Is the fuel. . . And the engine
of the future won't have boilers. Not
far off we shall harness the moon. The
Admiralty thought of coal in the oil
age, It was so safe. Lot's wife thought
ot her toasted muffins.
It's only damned fools who argue.
Never contradict, nexer explain, never
Rashness in war is prudence. Prudence in war is imbecility.
Stagnation is the curse of life.
War is the essence of violence.
Moderation in war is Imbecility. Hit
first, hit hard, keep ou hitting.
History Is a record of exploded
Hitting is the thing: not armor.
The humanizing of war!   You might
as well talk of humanizing hell. .
As If wur could be civilized.
At an up-country social affair last
week, a limerick competition was the
cause of much merriment. Slips of
paper were banded round and everybody was requested to write a limerick which would Include as Its principal the name of some person present.
A few of the results are printed below:
--    *   s"  -ray   **T*"T   * * ii  "itfV J
There was a young lady named Rogers
Who made up her mind to take lodgers,
She ted them on pie—
In their grave they now lie.
Don't ever eat pie at Miss Rogers'.
There was a young lady named Power
Who  had  nothing  for  trousseau  or
So she sold all her socks
To get enough rocks
For the shindy, and then had a shower.
There was a young lady named Rene,
Who looked so handsome and Queenle.
When out for a walk,
She'd talk and she'd talk;
Til at last she got light In the bean-le.
This old newspaper yearn, almost
as old, indeed, as the days of Ben
Franklin, is given out as a new
"wheeze" by London Punch:
Special Correspondent: "When they
released me they said that If I showed
my face in Ireland again I should be
Edltor—'Tll   let   these       Sinn
Felners see that Im not to be Intimidated. You'll go right back by the
next train."
Some girls get so tired of spending
their evenings alone that they get married and continue to spend their evenings alone.
Wheu a policy of life insurance is
taken out by a man, he, with the assistance and advice of the insurance agent
who solicits the business, chooses a
plan of policy to suit his circumstances and ills insurance needs. Thus,
a young man, unmarried, probably
takes out an endowment policy; a
young married man, with not too much
cash to spart for insurapce. takes out
a whole life policy, thereby obtaining
the maximum of Insurance at minimum cost; or, It the matter of the
premium does not worry him so much,
he may take a limited life policy, the
premium being a little higher than for
the whole life plan, but ceasing to be
payable after a fixed number of years.
And su on. Now, it is reasonable to
assume that ln some cases, after tho
lapse of a few years more or less, conditions may have changed, family re
sponsibilitles may have increased or
decreased, so that the policy which
originally suited the man's requirements is not the best plan for his altered circumstances. It he can change
his policy, without loss, it Btand to
reason that it will be an advantage to
him to do so.
It is to meet such situations that one
company has recently . come forward
•vith a special class of policies known
as "The Canadian Series," which allow
these interchange privilege. Thus, after 5 or 7 or 1,0 years, a whole life
policy may be changed to a limited
payment lite or to an endowment, and
vice versa, not at the same premium
rate, of course, but to a new scale according to the attained age and the
plan adopted.
The Idea Is a good one, and shows
how our life Insurance companies are
ready to meet the public with real service ln every way. The Interchange
privilege adds to the value of a lite
policy, which ls already recognized as
about the most elastic contract that
could be devised.
How do you know what kind of
people the NewcombB are if you have
never met them?"
"I   have   heard   their   phonograph
Have a Picture taken in your
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This atudio Is now open dully
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and evenings by appointment.
Wlll be open all day and evening on Armistice Day.
Wm. Douglas
Mill Feed
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (doublelload)_..$5.00
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
WILLIAM JONES, Proprietor.
Cumberland, B. C.
Clarine Seymour ** Richard Barthelmess
in D. W. Griffith's
cA Paramount cArtcraft Picture
California Days of '49
Uncfer the magic hand of D. W. Griffith how many dead civilizations have returned again to life?   He has restored Babylon and
Palestine; in "The Birth of a Nation" he made live again the days
of the Civil War, and in "Hearts of the World" he brought the
battlefields of Europe to our doors.
And now he has revived what is undoubtedly the most picturesque and strangely fascinating period of American history—the
days of '49.  Days when life was at its fullest, days of adventure *
and romance, days of robust gallantry—scarlet days.
...     ,	
*   .
California Days of '49
"Scarlet Days" is not a Wild West story—it is a story unlike
anything ever done. What Griffiths presents on his colorful
backgrounds is human life. Wherever life is intense and vivid,
be it in the living present or in a forgotten age, Griffith finds his
You will love the characters of the story—Alvarez, the gallant
bandit; Randolph, the heroic aristocrat; Rosy Nell, and all the
others whose lives become real in Griffith's hands.
"Scarlet Days" is a superb Griffith picture of Old West.
25c     A**-50c||L0 = IL0 Tout
October 30, 1926.
Published every Saturday morning at Cumberland, B. C.
EDWAltD W. BICKLE Manager and Publisher.
BEN H. GOWEN Editor.
Now tbat the C. P. R. has cut down the double daily
service between Vancouver and Nanaimo, up-lslaud residents are ln a very bad predicament—worse in some respects than under the old service ot* three times weekly.
As tbe steamer leaves .N'anaimo at 7 a.m. daily, and 1 p.m.
three days a week—Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday—
persons desiring to visit Vancouver either have to remain
in N'anaimo from 2.30 In the afternoon until 7 next mom-
Ing, or else go right through to Victoria, taking the night
boat from there. All o£ which, of course, entails considerable loss of time and unnecessary expense..
Seeing that the C. P. It. controls both the railway and
boat service, it should not have been impossible to so
arrange tbe schedules tbat the steamer could have sailed
from Nanaimo two hours later, or else get the train to
Nanaimo earlier.
The S.S. Charmer leaves Nanaimo at 4 p.m. on Thursdays
for Vancouver, this being the only day in the week in which
it ls possible to make a trip to Vancouver in one day from
tlie up-Island points.
It is to bo hoped that those responsible for the absurd
position now prevailing will soon re-arragnge the service
and so eliminate tlie unnecessary loss of time and money,
as well as the outbursts of indignation on the part of
During the past few weeks meetings have been held in
tlie city looking to the welfare of the Boy. On October 5
a committee was appointed to formulate an organization
scheme and present it at a later date. This meeting will
be held on Tuesday evening next in the Anglican Church
Hall, when it is earnestly hoped all who have the welfare
of the boy at heart will attend and help place the work in
Cumberland on a sound basis.
Considerable money has been expended locally for the
welfare of the boy, but without much apparent result.
Tbe committee has given this matter earnest consideration
and we believe their plan will commend itself to the
citizens generally.
In the October number of the "Atlantic Monthly," one of
the most authoritative of publications, is a leading article
entitled "Is a Tobacco Crusade Coming?" While the author,
Mr. L. Ames Brown, asks this question he also answers It,
and in the affirmative. "In well-informed quarters," he
says, "the opinion appears that a national movement to
suppress or greatly restrict smoking may take definite form.
One of the chief causes of this opinion ls the vast amount of
reform energy aud ability that has been dumped upon the
sociological market by the adoption of prohibition
the feeling naturally arising that some of these experts
may look with real favor upon a war of extermination
against tobacco."
The author then goes on to point out, says Saturday
Night, in detail out the campaign is already well under
way. For Instance, the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union and the Life Extension Institute of New York, both
extensive and powerful organizations In different fields, are
about to kill old man tobacco. The Union is now distributing ln large numbers a pamphlet entitled "Nicotine Next,"
the same having been prepared in 1918 by F. W. Roman,
Professor of Economics of Syracuse University. However,
this is only one of many outgivings of tlie Union on the
subject of smoking. In the Roman booklet the economic
Question is stressed, such as the alleged waste of land
health condition of tobacco workers, the destruction of
property, the absorption ot* capital, loss of industrial
efficiency, and so on. All these questions are raised to provide nn unsentimental background for the subject matter
of argument. An endeavor to get away from the charge
that campaigners against tobacco are cranks and fanatics.
In this publication may lie recognized the modern method
of sociological propaganda which was utilized so effectively
by the Anti-Saloon League. In other words, an appeal to
material interests rather than unmeasured attack on the
smoking habit.
The Life Extension Institute, which is officered by some
prominent Americans, takes up tlie light against tobacco
from varying standpoints. This Institute Is a species of
a "keep well" society, but its leaflets re tobacco do not
by any means confine themselves to this phase of the ques
tlon. For instance one ot its leaflets deals with the finan
cial side of tlie tobacco habit.
Another sign uf the times to which the author pays some
attention is tlie increasing activity of companies that sell
the so-called "cures" for smoking, most of whom follow
along the old-time patent medicine habit of suggesting a
disease, wliieh ono may or may not have, and then providing (lie necessary "cure." Heart trouble, Indigestion,
dyspepsia, poor eyesight, and so on ad lib, may all be
"cured" if one will only give up smoking, "and we can make
you give it up," Mr. Brown states that no less than four
hundred publications In the United States have been used
by these people to paint tlie evils of tobacco, ot course, with
tho view ot fattening their own pocket books.
The ultimate effect ot these brainy and decided well-
organized campaign, a brief outline only of which has
been given, it Is, of course, impossible to forecast, but after
what has happened within the past few years tho impression is left thnt most anything Is possible. Of course, it
is going to be hard for these kill-joys to prove that a pipe
drove the husband away from his fireside, or that smoking
cigarettes caused a man to beat up his wife and family,
However, look out for 1925, the time officially set by these
people for the death of "My Lady Nicotine." There is no
telling what may happen.
Is the world on the threshold of a great discovery that
will revolutionize our social life as completely aa did the
invention of the steam-engine after the Napoleonic wars,
writes the Spectator. Professor Soddy, who speaks with
as high authority on this matter as any living physicist
things it not impossible that such a discovery may be made
almost at once.
The new science ot radio-activity, which Is entirely the
product of the twenty years before the war, not only has
raised the veil from the internal mysteries of the atom, but
alsb has indicated as no remote possibility the tapping of a
supply of energy "as much beyond that of fuel as the latter
Is beyond brute energy." Ninety per cent, of the Industrial
problems of society are soluble by a cheap and abundant
source of energy.
We know now that a practically inexhaustible source of
energy is to be found iu the rapid motion of the electrons
which, like a miniature solar system, constitute the atoms
of all bodies. It has been calculated that the intra-atomic
energy which might be liberated from a pound ol coal, It
we could find any way of setting It free and harnessing It
to a motor, would do as much work as the burning ot one
hundred and fifty tons of coal. Up to the present, indeed,
no means of liberating this energy has been discovered.
We only know of Its existence because a few elements like
radium set it free spontaneously, and they are so scarce
and costly to free from their ores that their use for Industrial purposes is unthinkable.
The real problem is to discover some kind of atomic
detonator which will start the electrons of a cheap and
common substance like wood or water giving out this Internal energy at such an orderly rate that we can utilize
It to drive our machinery.
Antagonism to Great Britain is part of extreme radicalism's international policy. The overthrow of civilization
cannot be accomplished without tbe weakening of British
political practice.
Great Britain stands for law and order far beyond her
own boundaries. Those who attack ber follow the shortest
road to world disorganization.
The British Fleet is a power ln human affairs comparable
with the tides of the ocean. Humanity may realize some
day what It has meant to have that power exerted for international order aud pence.
Describing the Bishops at the Lambeth Conference, a
London paper wrote: "There were some with faces like a
sacrament. To look upon them was to feel assured of the
possibility of an unseen world. Others there were, lean
and ascetic, with thin-lipped, tight-closed mouths, and
faces of fanatics. You might torture them, you felt, but
never move them by a hair'sbreadth from their purpose.
Some had the face of statesmen, clear-cut and determined;
some were rugged and careworn, as it they had taken lite
hardly; some enigmatic or neutral, and a tew who did not
look the part, who might, in a crowd, have been taken for
anything but bishops. Two native bishops, Bishop Oluwole
of Lagos and Bishop Dornakal of Southern* India, arrested
the eye. Their coal-black faces showed up strongly, making pallid the countenances ot their companions."
"There are persons who constantly clamor. They complain of oppression, speculation and pernicious Influence
of accumulated wealth. They cry out loudly against all
banks and corporations and all means by which small
capitalists become united ln order to produce Important
and beneficial results. They carry on mad hostility against
all established institutions. They would choke the fountain of industry and dry all streams. In a country of unbounded liberty they clamor against oppression. In a country of perfect equality they would move heaven and earth
against privilege and monopoly. In a country where property is more evenly divided than anywhere else they rend
tlie air shouting agrarian doctrines. In a country where
wages of labor are high beyond parallel they would teach
the laborer that he Is but an oppressed slave." The foregoing, In every phrase and sentence, Is a pertinent picture
of present times. It Is, however, an extract from a speech
delivered in the United States Senate by Daniel Webster
In 1833.
Racburn's picture of the four Macdonald children, which
was the property of Mr. F. E. Hills, of Penahurst, Kent, has
been sold nt Christie's for £21,000. The canvas, which Ib
5S inches by 44 Inches, realized £3,150 twenty-live years
ago. Sir Joshua Reynolds' portrait of the Earl and
Countess of Ely was sold for £11,340, as compared with
£051 paid for it at the sale of the Ely collection in 1891.
Automobiles are on the down grade; sugar is having its
fall; flour has a downward tendency and other commodities are teetering on the edge ot the price precipice. Then
why be grouchy when the sun shines and the world smiles
nt you? Crack yourself out of the crust of bile and enjoy
life at its most—it's short enough at its best.—Oregon City
Ove may have been content with a fig-leaf In winter, but
whon summer came she probably made Adam kill something or other to provide her a fur neckpiece.
One reason silk shirts lost popularity was because the
first trip to tbe laundry proved them silk veneer,
He isn't a political Moses just because he bullrushes
through his public utterances.
Harvard   astronomers   are   watching   an   event   that
occurred more than 200,000 years ago.    It is a celestial
conflagration that took place so far away from tho earth
tliat the light rays are only just reaching here.   The attention ot the Harvard scientists was directed to it by a message from the Lick Observatory in California, which read;
"Nova Aquida now lias a diameter of-3.8 minutes of arc."
According to astronomers this nova (new star) was caused
by the collision of a small star with a dark nebula or a
cluster of stars.    The impact caused a flare or explosion
from which light rays have been travelling at 186,000 miles
per second for the last 200,000 years or more.   Harvard
experts estimate that the rays have been travelling for
217,120 years—or that the flare Is 217,120 "light yearB"
away.   An official of Greenwich Observatory states that it
Is quite possible the rays Bhould have been travelling for
217,120 years It the source was far enough away.
We shall now learn something of the relative strength of
party ties and matrimonial ties.
The honeymoon endures Indefinitely If the years bring
him the privilege of calling her Mother.
The reason truth lies at the bottom of an oil well ls because tt can't get a hearing among those who He at the top.
After all, the arrangement ls fair enough. The price of
coal gives one cold feet, but makes him hot under the collar.
■Californiafi Exchange.
About the time a fellow gets Interested ln the girl In a
corset ad. along comes a new magazine with a better looking one.—Silverton Tribune.
If fashion keeps on making dresses shorter some women
with unpresentable legs will have to wear ruffles or trousers underneath, or hang on to old styles. They might
have recourse to padding.—Woodburn Independent.
A Seattle woman, described as "proprietress of a brickyard," Bued a man for. $30,000 for breach of promise
Probably what made the poor fellow balk was the thought
of all those convenient brickbats.
Special Sale This Week
Discount on all Ready-to-Wear and
In Felts, Velvets and Velours
Your choice of about 25 Misses' and Children's
Hats, values to $6.00, special Sale price, $3.50
Complete Stock of Misses' and Children's Underwear
now to hand
GROCERY DEPARTMENT-Specials for the Week
Apples, Jonathans, per box $3.95
Royal Standard Flour, 49-lb. sack.... $3.75
Sugar, 20-lb. sack $4.00
Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb 70c
Rice, No. 1 Japan 7 lbs. $1.00
Rolled Oats, Royal Standard 6 lbs. 40c
Empress and King Beech Jams, 4-lb. tins,
each $1.35
Climax Jam, 4-lb. tins $1.10
Brown Sugar, per lb 17'/jc
Shamrock Lard, 3 lbs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $1.85
Sago, per lb 10c
Tapioca, per lb 10c
Enjoyment ceases to be complete when you feel it
ia extravagant.
The certainty that a car conserves your money—that
its every feature renders you the utmost service, is the
most gratifying feeling about it.
That is why more people buy Chevrolets in preference to heavier types that are a burden on the pocket-
The experience of veteran motorists has proven that
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Pride in its appearance and absolute confidence in its
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Yet in addition the Chevrolet offers every riding and
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These things are to be enjoyed equally in a Chevrolet
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That is the peculiar attraction of the Chevrolet—all
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Do not entertain any doubts on this score. Give us
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Weeks Motors Limited
. October 36, 1926.
$250.00 In Prizes
Second Annual G.W.V.A.
Masquerade Ball
Thursday, No v. 11
Commencing at 9 P.M. Grand March at 11 P.M.
Best Dressed Lady, 1st prize, cash $15.00
Best Dressed Lady, 2nd prize, value $6.00
Best Dressed Gent, 1st prize, cash $15.00
Best Dressed Gent, 2nd prize, value $6.00
Best National Lady, 1st prize, cash $7.50
Best National Lady, 2nd prize, value $2.00
Best National Gent, 1st prize, cash $7.50
Best National Gent, 2nd prize, value $2.00
Best Sustained Character, Lady, cash $7.50
Best Sustained Character, Gent, cash $7.50
Best Comic Group, 3 or more, cash $10.00
Best Group representing Allies, 4 or more, cash $20.00
Best Clown, cash $5.00
Best Topsy, value $3.50
Best Comic Lady, value. $5.00
Best Comic Gent, value $4.75
Best Mysterious Lady (mysterious value) $6.00
Best Flower Girl, value $5.00
Best Local Advertising Character, value $4.50
Prize Waltz, cash $10.00
Prize Two-Step, cash $10.00
Extra special for the Prettiest Lady, masked, in
features and costume; oil painting photograph, size
8x10, framed, value $25.00
First prize $2.50 Gold Piece
Second prize, value $3.00
Third prize, value , $3.00
Fourth prize, value $2.50
Fifth prize, value $1.80
SOLDIER. Drawing will take place on night -| A _
of Masquerade.  Tickets on sale at XUv
Only persons in Masquerade Costumes allowed on
floor until after judging.
Your Account Today
If You can afford to spend,
You can afford to save
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life, and to help make Canada a nation
which stood for those great principles
among the nations of the world. We
are second* to none, and Canada should
become one of the great nations of the
world. There Is no doubt that the returned men will have a large Interest
In.the making of this country, and the
speaker hoped they would be actuated
by the same spirit which actuated them
when they went overseas.
The one great thing that a nation
needs ls leadership. This ls the one
great lack of the world today, said
Mr. Oraham, and it seemed to blm that
those men who had learned the value
of leadership should do their utmost to
bring that to Canada.
Mr. Oraham thought there were altogether too many soldier organlza
tions in Canada tor the good of the returned men themselves. It seemed to
him there were more returned soldier
organizations in Canada than there
were divisions which went to France.
Addressing particularly the comrades
of the O. W. V. A., he said it looked
to him that this state of things was
not for their welfare. He believed
that there was only one thing that
would get the returned men what they
wanted and that was unity. If they
wished to accomplish anything it
would be necessary for them to become a unit and stay a unit.
If the returned men as a body would
get together an dform themselves into
one unit, as they could do «' they so
desired, they could become the power
In the land tbey ought to be, and possibly get whatever ls their just due.
After that there was no government,
either provincial or Dominion, which
could withstand their just demands.
He hoped that the hall would be the
means of welding the returned men of
Cumberland Into one solid union, and
that they would be able to meet In the
hall ln social intercourse, because after all the social side is the side that
needed to be developed.
Captain Bates was called upon by
the chairman to speak a few words as
representing the Q. W. V. A. of Courtenay. Captain Bates said, amid
laughter, it was a well known fact that
what happened lu Cumberland today
happened in other parts of the province subsequently, and the tact that
the people of Cumberland had got together and put up the splendid building
was a step which no doubt would lead
to many other branches of tbe O. W.
V. A. following suit.
The speaker said these things were
not to be had without working tor, but
he did not think the O. W. V. A. of this
district had to do a great deal of
working as the people ot the city were
only too willing to give them all the
assistance they wanted towards the
hall. The G.W.V.A. is very different
now from what It used to be. They
used to form one association; they
are still very closely united, but he
hoped ln the near future, as the last
speaker had suggested, that they
would become more closely united than
ever. He agreed that there were far
too many soldier organizations.
On behalf of the Courtenay re
turned men he said that he felt very
jealous of the ball they had, and only
hoped that some person in tbe near
future may strike coal down In Courtenay, so that they could have the same
thing as in Cumberland. (Laughter.)
He hoped to be able to use the building when he came to town, and he felt
that the thanks of every returned man,
not only in Cumberland but throughout the whole of the Comox Valley
was due to those who subscribed to the
building, also to the Canadian Collieries, the City Council and everyone else
who helped to build that One hall.
Mr. S. Jones was here called upon
to slug a song, which he did ln very
pleasing form, and waB heartily encored. Mrs. Oliver accompanied on the
Memorial Tablet to Be Erected.
Mr. Deo. O'Brien said the committee
wished him to express their hearty
thanks to all those who had helped to
give them the hall. The hall was the
work of returned men—it was all built
by returned men
Replying to Mayor Duncan's suggestion re memorial tablet, he said the
tablet was already being prepared.
Also large photographs would be put
up of the men who did not return.
The O. W. V. A. was very desirous
that all returned men should join the
local branch. They already had 120
members, but he felt sure there were
220 returned soldiers ln the district.
Unity was everything, said Mr.
O'Brien. When they had unity they
would get their just dues. He felt
sure the Dominion of Canada would
not forget the work the boys did. The
public would see at least the justice of
some of their claims. He hoped the
government aud public In general
would do their best for those who had
been left behind, the widows and or
phans and relatives of the fallen
In the near future, said Mr. O'Brien,
the association was going to have
whist drives, etc. In the meantime
they wanted all returned men to join
and help keep the place going.
He moved a hearty vote of thanks to
everyone who had assisted towards
the erection of the hall.
Capt. J. C. Brown seconded the
motion. Speaking as one who went
overseas from this district, he desired
to publicly thank those who had taken
care of them while they were overseas.
by sending things they needed. The
people of Cumberland had the finest
Patriotic Society In the Dominion of
Canada. The amount raised surpassed
anything elsewhere In the whole Dominion. The men felt very grateful
not only to the Patriotic Society but
also to the Red Cross.
The chairman called for a standing
vote on the motion, to which the large
number of returned men In the hall
The members of the Women's Auxiliary then served refreshments, which
were not only very appetizing but in
How Is It Done?—Old Scheme
Revived in Montreal to Sell
Shoes By Coupons.
MONTREAL.—A sale scheme, which
ls apparently being worked on the
long-suffering public, is at present the
subject of Investigation by the Montreal Detective Department. The process has been in use before by various
concerns with different results, and
with varying forms of merchandise.
This time It Is shoes.
The business ls operated with a book
of four coupons to be circulated among
the public and has spread out like the
ripples on a pond into which a stone
has been thrown until, today, there Is
employed a staff of girls to keep up
the swelling card indexes.
The operation is simple and works
In this manner: A meets B and sells
him a coupon for 75 cents. B proceeds to the ofllce of the company and,
presenting his coupon, Is thereby
privileged to purchase a book of four
coupons for $3.00. He is then $3.76
out of pocket. B now sells his four
coupons to friends at 75 cents, and
keeping the money thus obtained, he
finds himself still out 75 cents. When
the four friends of B have also purchased the book of coupons at $3 each,
B is then entitled to and gets a $12
pair of shoes. Thus the endless chain
continues. But should only two of the
four friends of B purchase the book,
B cannot obtain tbe sboes without
making up the difference of $6 himself.
There lies the beauty of the plan from
the point of view of the company.
On Inquiries being made from Ontario, where a similar scheme was op
erated a year or so ago, It was ascertained that members of the company
were arrested and charged with run
ning a lottery. A judgment was ren
dered by the Supreme Court of Ontario, however, to the effect that legally
the men could not be so charged.
As tlie scheme ls operated at present
no one gets a pair of shoes for noth
Ing, and the company for each pair
handed out receives $15.
What the eventual outcome of this
scheme will be Is Interesting to watch,
but the rapidity with which It must
spread In order that everyone to whom
tickets are sold may receive shoes Is
exemplified by the following figures
One man brings In four, these four
bring ln sixteen, the sixteen bring in
64, the 64 bring In 256. However, If
some not too enthusiastic purchaser
falls to carry out his agreement to his
friend to purchase a book of coupons,
no shoes are forthcoming.
A man from a bone-dry Arkansas
community went to a wet Missouri
town and was Invited by an acquaintance to have a drink. In the saloon the
friend asked:
"What are you going to have?"
"Have?" dreamingly returned the
visitor, blinking at tlie glorious array
of barrelled and bottled goods. "1
ain't goln' to have nuthin'."
"What do you mean, Oabe? You
won't have a drink after coming all
this distance?"
"Nope!" answered the Arkansawyer.
"There hain't no such place as this.
I'll wake up in a minute."
Weary—I am going to Victoria next
neew.   I need a change and rest.
Willie—Don't do it.
Weary—Why not?
Willie—Because the railroad will
get the change and the girlB will get
the rest.
Okanagan Apples
O.K. Brand No. 1 Stock
Special $4.50 Box
Mumford and Walton
Grocers, Cumberland.
Hot Water Bottles
A Rexall Product
It can't leak because it's made in one piece—that's
why we guarantee satisfaction or your money back.
GOODS—Prices 40c up to $4.75
Frost's Pharmacy
The Rexall Store
Cumberland, B.C.
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Cumberland Motor Works Six
October 30,1926.
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
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Electric Appliances
No good housewife wants the little Imps ot dirt, bad air,
spoiled food, stifling beat, lost time and waste in her kitchen.
She has only tolerated them because she didn't know how to get
rid of them. The Electric Range has shown her the way. The
minute it is Installed In her kitchen, dirt gives way to cleanliness,
bad air to pure air. The food becomes better flavored, all the
cooking more uniformly successful. The kitchen ls a cooler place
in which to work, the housewife finds her leisure hours Increased,
and the bills grow less. The transformation ls really wonderful:
no one who has ever known the convenience and comfort of electric cooking would ever willingly go back to other methods.
You can have this rnnge In your kitchen. The cost Is very
moderate ln proportion to the service it renders. Once Installed,
you will value it more highly than any household convenience
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of large or small families, big or little kitchens.
After spending valuable time
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carried off nor the food tainted
by gases.
A Series Of
Talks On Music
Mus. Bac, Samla, Ont.
Whereas certain mischievously Inclined persons have
tnmperod with the valves on the mains ot this company,
thereby allowing a considerable amount of water to run to
waste, wo therefore wish to point out that it is a serious
offence to tamper with such vulves, and should the offending parties be apprehended they wlll be prosecuted to the
very fullest extent of the law.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. 0. 314
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Night and_Day
Prompt Service and Careful Delivery.
Charges Moderate.
Oysters, Steaks and Chops.
Also Fish and Chips.
Open liny and Night.
The name "harp" is attached to so
many ot its kind and all the Instruments are plucked strings that It is
advisable to mention some. The Irish
harp ls an Instrument of the lyre
family but having more strings and is
only used to play simple melodies and
to accompany another instrument.
The harp-lute was an Instrument of
the guitar kind and an Improvement
was made by Edward Light, who pro-'
duced this instrument with 12 gut
strings, the finger-board having frets
on it and a thumb key was fitted to
each string, this key when depressed
was to adjust the pitch similar to the
modern harp and Its pedals.
The harp is one ot the most ancient
and universal of stringed Instruments,
and possessed a larger number of
strings than the lyre. The strings
were plucked with the fingers. The
triangular form of the present harp ls
very similar to that of the Egyptian
and Assyrian harps depicted on the
ancient monuments. The shape gives
to us the idea ot it being derived from
the bow of an archer, for we find the
farther back we go that these Instruments are bow-like ln shape.
We read that paintings dated from
the thirteenth century, B.C., have been
discovered at the entrance of the tomb
at Hebes, which depict two priests
one at each side of the portal, playing
upon harps, these Instruments are
tille*- than the players.
We now come to the more modern
times and find the harp now tuned in
semitones and has a double row of
The Welsh harp has three rows ot
strings and ls sometimes called the
triple harp, the gut strings numbering
98. The outer rows produced the
natural tones and the centre row gave
the sharps and flats.
The real modern harp has a double
action invented by Sebastian Erard
about 1810. The modern harp ls a
graceful orchestral Instrument possessing a triangular outline. It has
a straight slender pillar, a slanting
sounding box and a carved neck connecting the two. Both pillar and
sounding box rise from a circular base
in which eight pedals are arranged in
a semi-circle. The compass ot this Instrument ls over six octaves. There ls
a limit to the technique on this Instrument as the scales or passages of a
chromatic order are almost Impossible
and even when practicable are Ineffective. Simple chords and arpeggloa
are the most telling on this Instrument.
With but few exceptions, what music
ls suitable for the piano Is suitable for
the harp.
In the modern double-action harp,
by means of the pedal the strings may
be raised two semitones, affording
great facility for modulations. The
strings are arranged ln diatonic scale
and tuned in flats, the normal scale
being E flat. Each lever or pedal controls two sets of disc, from each disc
project two pins, the strings pass between the pins, but ln pressing the
pedal halt way down, presses the pin
against the string, thereby shortening
It or making It one semitone higher.
By pressing the pedal entirely down
presses the second pin against th*
string, shortening it yet another semitone. The seven pedals affect the
strings but the eighth governs the
damper. The voice of the harp possesses great sweetness, as the strings
are not plucked sharply, but give a
sweeping motion, producing a stately
In the absence ot an authentic and
widespread revolt of women against
high-heeled shoes, it will be supposed
that manufacturers will continue to
make them, and that so long as a good
many women wear them others will do
so because they are in style. There
are signs, however, of hope for the
feminine foot ln the news from Chicago, that college co-eds have declared
in favor of boys' boots and shoes and
are refusing to wear the fashionable
kind. Thus again ls higher education
vindicating Itself.
Whatever may be said ot the attractiveness of a dainty feminine toot, mod-
Ishly shod, hyglenlsts long have pointed out the absurdity of the high-heeled
shoe and the perils to health that It
involved. Their propaganda has been
but seed sown on stony ground—until,
if we are to believe the report from
Chicago, it occurred to. the young
women that a sturdy shoe, primarily
built tor wear, was a symbol of equality. And there seems to have been
added argument—that the man's shoe
ls cheaper in the long run than the uncomfortable contraption adopted by
his wife, sister and mother. That the
reform should have Its beginning ln
a college ls not a cause for wonder. It
is there that we would expect to meet
young women Inspired both by desire
to sacrifice costly non-essentials tor
the more enduring satisfactions of
higher learning.
Conceding either motive to have
turned the scale, or even that there
was a confusion of motives, something
may have been gained to health, If not
to art, by the reported Innovation. Yet
we are dubious about the permanency
of the reform. It Is not to the colleges
tbat we have been used to going for
our modes, nor has the final test of
women's toggery ever been that it was
"sensible." The (aehlon plates of a
thousand years reveal that the reverse
ls all too true. We can only hope for
the best, while predicting that fore-
sighted shoe manufacturers will not
yet awhile materially reduce their out
put on sharp-toed, stilt-heeled, decora
tive and costly doo-dads that we are
forced to admire while we condemn
"A standing account
Is a queer thing," said Dunns;
"The longer It stands
The longer it runs."
"What do you understand by 'class
"I haven't quite made up my mind,"
said Farmer Corntossel, "except as
far as to decide that some of the legislation put through at Victoria sounds
like It might have come from the infant class."
TAKE NOTICE that the partnership
heretofore existing and carried on at
Bevan, British Columbia, between
Arthur M. Hilton and Daniel Kilpat-
rick, under the flrm name of "Kll-
patrick & Hilton," The Bevan Lumber
Co., and The Bevan Lumber and
Shingle Company, was on the 16th day
of October, 1920, dissolved by mutual
All claims against the said partnership must be presented to the Bevan
Lumber & Shingle Co., Ltd., of Bevan,
B. C, for payment.
Dated this 16th day of October, 1920.
"lis alment beaucoup les enfants")
(they love the children very much)
was a remark frequently made by the
people of France, among whom the
soldiers of the Canadian Corps were
billeted. It fitted the Canadian soldiers, for hard hitters though they
were In the firing line, thoy liked nothing better when ln their "rest billets'
than to play with and amuse the
children. It waa a very usual sight
In the Canadian areas to see a heavy
gunner with "Canada" on his shoulder
straps, or a stalward sergeant of infantry, or a sturdy sapper of the en
gineers, holding Madame's tiny "bebe'
while she improved the time at her
multifarious household duties or perhaps at making "une tasse de cafe pour
les soldats." Nor do we think that
the soldiers—big-hearted and fair-
minded as they were—could have withheld their tenderness even had the tiny
baby been a little Hun. However that
may be, the soldier of Canada ln his
kindness and care for the weak and
helpless, and sometimes suffering
children, only typified the character of
the nation to which he belongs. There
are now millions of children ot Europe
wbo have been made fatherless and
destitute by the war. Their case ls
pitiful beyond description. Ill nourished during the conflict, they need
condensed milk, fats and sugars to recover their normal conditions of
growth and health. Several millions
of them can get those foods only as
they are provided by other nations—
chiefly the British Empire and the
United States of America. Tbe Canadian Red Cross ls to make an appeal
on their behalf ln British Columbia
during the two weeks following Nov.
22, when it will ask for contributions
to the British Empire Relief Fund.
The appeal for that fund Is being made
throughout the whole Empire. Canadian contributions to the fund will be
forwarded through the Canadian Red
Cross; and the British Red Cross, ln
co-operation with the League ot Red
Cross Societies, will direct their expenditure where most needed. All who
are interested—and who Is not?—
should get Into touch with their local
branch of the Canadian Red Cross.
Nelson District, Vancouver Island.
In a high school ln an Ohio town the
leading physician of the place was
asked to talk to the class in physiology on the chemical elements found ln
the body. "Also," he was remarking,
"It has been found that the human body
contains sulphur."
"Sulphur!" exclaimed one of the girl
students. "How much sulphur ls there
in a glrl'B body?"
"Oh, the amount varies," said the
doctor, smiling, "according to the girl."
"Ah," Bald the girl, "that Is why
some ot us make better matches than
TAKE NOTICE that the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, of
Victoria, B. C, Colliery Owners, intend
to apply for permission to lease the
following lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
high water mark three feet (3 ft.)
East from the South-East corner post
ot Lot 11, Nelson District, thence East
sixteen hundred feet (1600 tt.) to the
approximate low water mark, thence
Southerly along the approximate low
water mark to a point due East from
the South-East corner of the North
Fractional halt of the South-West
quarter ot Section 32, thence West to
aforesaid corner of said fractional
part of Section 32, being the original
high water mark, thence Northerly
following original high water mark,
being the Easterly boundary of Section 32 and D. L. 28 ln said Nelson
District to point of commencement,
containing In all ninety-six (90) acres
more or less.
Charles Oraham, Agent.
Dated October 4, 1920.
In the Nelson Lund District, Recording
District Niinnluiu, nnd situate one
mile In u Northerly  direction from
Union Bay on Bnynes Sound.
TAKE   NOTICE   that A. E. Water-
house, of Port Alberni, Merchant, intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of Lot 11, thence ln
a north-westerly direction following
the shore live thousand eight hundred
(5,800) feet more or less to the northeast corner; thence east five hundred
(500) feet more or less, thence approximate low water mark; tbence ln a
south-easterly direction paralleling the
shore to a point east ot the point of
commencement, thence west Ave hundred (600) feet more or less to the
point of commencement, and containing forty (40) acres more or less.
Name of applicant.
K. B. Fraser, Agent.
Dated 17th August, 1920.
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
Paolo Monte
Shoe Repairing a Snectolti.
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakei a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
Fresh Stock of
In All Flavors.
Large Stock of Nut Bars.
Tobaccos, Cigarettes and
When the Mistake
Is Yours
Help Correct It
Sometimes as soon as you give the operator a
telephone number from memory, you realize you have
called the wrong number. The first impulse is to hang
up the receiver, but you should wait and say to the
other party, "Beg pardon for calling the wrong number."  Then everybody feels all right about it.
If you hang up the receiver without acknowledging your error, the operator gets the blame when she
tells the other party that "there's no one on the line."
British Columbia Telephone Co.
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. October 30,1926.
Music and Photoplays
Exploits of Famous California
Robin Hood Are Pleasing
Feature of "Scarlet Days"
David Wark Griffith has harked back
to the actual history ot California in
the memorable days ot '49 to secure
his hero for his Paramount-Artcraft
picture, "Scarlet Days," which is showing at the Ilo-llo today.
In the years when stage coaches
were the only moans of travel ou the
Pacific Coast and the quickest and
atralghtest shot waB usually the best
man, a bandit by the name of Joacquln
Murletta used to roam the highways.
He was a sort of American Robin
Hood, for he would rob the rich
and give alms to the poor, always
treated women chivalrously and,
though a terror to every sheriff In
California, was a slave to his little
Mexican sweetheart. He was a Mexican of good family who hated the
grlngoes and literally went on the warpath against them. He finally ended
bis life in a wild flight from a poBse by
riding a broncho bareback over a
Mr. Griffith has woven this romantic
character into a thrilling motion picture. The role Ib taken by Richard
Barthelmess, and the rest ot the cast ls
ot the same high order. It Is a picture historically correct and gripping
In the extreme.
Story of "The Mystery Girl" is
Humorous, Dramatic and
Romance and splendid emotional
acting are combined in "The Mystery
Girl," the Paramount picture In which
Ethel Clayton appears at the Ilo-llo
on Monday evening. George Barr Mc-
Cutcheon, the famous weaver of
charming and fanciful tales, Is the
author, and he has put considerably
more drama In the story than we generally find In his fiction. This, combined with MIbs Clayton's vivid acting
make It a picture well worth the attention of discriminating lovers of the
screen art.
Miss Clayton ls seen as the Countess
"Ted," alias 477, a girl ambulance
driver. Aa the Germans have taken
her country, Luranta, from her father,
the reigning prince, she ls first seen
on the western front, doing her best
to aid the wounded. The prince, who
ls held prisoner by the Germans, escapes and wires his daughter to Join
him at Green Fancy, In Malno.
So 477 leaves for this country, carrying with her the state papers of
Luranla, and the crown Jewels. She
Is followed by Prince Ugo, the pretender to the throne, and Naismith, the
cleverest thief ln Europe. Ugo is
madly ln love with the princess and
he and Naismith make a pact whereby
Ugo ls to get the princess and Naismith
the jewels.
But their plans miscarry when Captain Tom Barnes comes on the scene.
Barnes had seen the princess white
she was an ambulance driver at the
front, and when he la ordered home he
finds that he is on the same steamship
with her.
In America he finds that sbe needs
help from the machinations of Nal
smith and Ugo, and he chivalrously
assists her through a series ot adventures, finally winning her as his bride.
The last scenes take the princess back
to the front again as an ambulance
driver, while her husband la fighting
for the Allies.
Miss Clayton's acting as tbe Princess Ted Is In line with her best screen
efforts and has the strong emotional
value of most of her creations. In addition, she is admirable ln Interpreting
the light phases of the role.
In book form the story is known as
"Green Fancy" and Marlon Fairfax has
skilfully plcturlzed the McCutcheon
A Tale of Thrilling Adventure,
Love, Quixotic Bravery, Ghosts
and Buried Treasure.
"A Splendid Hazard" ls one of the
niui.t llnished as well as one of tbe
most thrilling pictures ever screened.
It is rich iu atmosphere and contains
rare settings which add greatly to tbe
Interest of the story. Shown at the
Ilo-llo ou Tuesday next.
The story covei'B two continents und
two great sea trips. Beginning ln
France, the scene shifts to America,
uud after many thrilling adventures in
this country, goes back across the
water to the Island of Corsica, where
the search ls made for hidden treasure.
Source of Delight.
The fidelity of detail and atmospheric color that murks the reproduction of the historic isle will prove a
source of delight for those who see
the film wheu It ls presented at the
llo-Ilo ou Tuesday evening.
Allan Dwan, the producer and director, was materially assisted by Mrs,
Harold McGrath wife of the author,
who had gone over the locations figuring lu her husband's novel. She
made many photographs of the scenic
features, supplemented by a wealth of
pictures of the quaint natives, their
costumes and customs, all of which
.die placed at the disposal of the director.
A Splendid Hazard" Is generally
conceded to be Harold McGrath's most
absorbing adventure story. It tells the
story of Karl Brettman, who is fired
by a great ambition. He learns of the
existence of a chart, the key to the
hiding place of a great fortune which
will enable him to finance his scheme.
He finds it In the possession of a beautiful prima donna. After winning her
love, he relies ber jewel box of tbe map
and deserts her.
Battle for Treasure.
He goes to America and there follows a stirring train of events which
lead the principals to the picturesque
Isle of Corsica where arthrllllng fight
for love and hidden treasure Is staged.
•   .   *
Eileen Percy, co-star with Warner
Oland In the Pathe serial, "The Third
Eye," which will be shown at tbe llo
Ilo ou Wednesday and Thursday evenings of each week, ls a perfect type
of blonde beauty and a native of Belfast, Ireland. Before she was 19 years
old she had made with her family
eleven trips between tbe Emerald Isle
and America, these numerous voyages
being ncessitated by reason of her
father's calling—he was an authority
on International law.
When she was lu her "teens," Miss
Percy posed for such famous artists as
Harrison Fisher, Penrhyn Staulaws,
Charles Dana Gibson and Howard
Chandller Christy. In fact, she ls the
model who posed for Christy's famous
poster, "Dad'B Girl." As everyone
knows, It is only a step from tbe studio
to the stage, and the following season
Miss Percy, as a "Follies" girl lu New
York was discovered as a real beauty.
"In Old Kentucky"
Most Thrilling Drama From the
Days of Edwin Booth to David
Belasco, With Anita Stewart
in the Great American Classic.
The night riders' chase ls one ot the
big scenes in the First National special
production, "In Old Kentucky," with
Anita Stewart, which will be shown at
the Ilo-llo Theatre on Saturday next,
November 6th.
The setting of the picture is back in
the old lawless days when the moonshiners defied the law and when men
of the mountains still settled their
differences with the gun, while the
men of the cities, Impatient ot the delays of the law, often took'lt Into their
own band.
Mght adder* Organized.
So were the night riders formed,
men who musked and bunted tbe fugitives on horseback, where they held a
quick trial and condemned the victim
according to their views of Justice.
In the story the night riders were
called out to pursue a mountaineer,
who had been accused of setting fire
to a barn, drugging a jockey and attempting to shoot one of the first
They are Informed of the trail he
has taken back to his mountain home
und come out ln scores to capture him.
Musked rider after masked rider appears at tbe rendezvous until all are
present, when they take up the cbase.
They race pell mell over the mountainous country, leading hedge and
stream and gallop madly over the
rough, rocky roads on the edge of cliffs
and ravines, or across country ln small
paths or no paths. It Is a stirring
chase by experienced riders, for a misstep would mean serious Injury or
even death.
Gain On Fugitive.
Gradually they gain on the fugitive,
until he ls finally captured, and the
preliminaries of the trial are arranged
for ln tbe darknes sof the night, lightened only by torches.
But an even more daring ride ls
taken by Miss Stewart, who plays the
part of a little mountain girl ln the
picture. Sbe hears of the night riders
seeking the mountaineer, who ls a
childhood friend of hers. She knows
that he ls Innocent, but that the evidence ls against him, and fears that
he will be slain before she reaches
Miss Stewart follows the trail left
by the night riders, outriding the men
both ln daring and speed, and finally'
comes up to them just as they are
about to execute an Innocent man.
She presents the evidence ot his Innocence and the guilt of one of the
leaders of the party. Everyone ls then
ordered to unmask. All do so except
the guilty man. He makes a dash to
escape, and another chase ls on. But
the fugitive's horse slips and he Is precipitated over a high cliff, which ends
the work of the night riders in the picture.
The spectacle of this night ride is so
realistic and strong, it holds tense
everyone watching the picture.
Wife—"I dreamt last night that I
was In a shop that was simply full of
tbe loveliest hats and—"
Husband (hastily)—"But that was
only a dream, my dear."
Wife—"I knew that before I woke
up, because you bought one for me.
"Gazing out Into the dim future,"
said the orator, "we see far back upon
the desert Bands of time the footprints
of an unseen hand."
"Ethel," said her mother, "have you
been at my preserves again?"
i Ethel at once became very busy
arranging ber doll's hair. "Mother,"
she replied, "when you were a little
girl didn't mamma teach you, same's
you have me, not to be too 'quisitive?"
Episode 4—"Daggers of Death"
As the train approaches Rita tries
to start the car but finds one of the
front wheels broken. Then she tries
to jump out and finds her skirt caught
in the gear shaft. Quickly slipping out
of the skirt, she jumps just as tho
engine crashes Into the machine and
wrecks it.
Rita's pursuers capture her and take
her bock to Graw's house where she
finds Dick a prisoner. She Is taken to
the torture chamber in the basement,
where Dick Is thrown Into a cage. He
ia to be tortured with knives until be
tells where he bus bidden the photograph of Curtis Steele's eye.
Unknown to Graw, Zalda Savoy, his
confederate, has the photograph. Her
jealousy prompts Zalda to release Dick
from the torture chamber and he escapes hurrying to police headquarters.
In the meantime two of Graw's men
have returned to the wrecked automo
bile and they search for the film.
Unable to enlist the aid of the detectives Dick returns to Graw's houso
and ln the upper window sees Rita a
prisoner. He climbs to the window up
the side of the wall and is just about
to lift her through when a panel ln
the celling above her room opens and
Malcolm McGraw appears. At the
same time Vulcan, the guardian of the
torture chamber, enters the room and
steel bars are lowered over the window, thus preventing Rita's escape.
Dick, who ls hanging to the womlow
ledge by his fingers, in pushed out by
Vulcan and falls to the ground.
"The Third Eye" will be shown at
the Ilo-llo Wednesday and Thursday
of each week.
Judge (to witness): "Have ou ever
seen prisoner at the bar before?"
Witness: "Yes, yer honor; that's
where 1 met him."
Her—"A woman Is to a man what
Ivy ls to a wall. The more ruined he
Is the closer she clings to him."
Him—"Yes. and the closer she clings
to him the more ruined he Is."
Let us remember that the only way
to keep our life peaceful and happy is
to keep the heart at rest.—Spurgeou.
"Yes," said the cynical old sea captain, "when I was shipwrecked In
South America I came acrosB a tribe
of wild women. They had no tongues."
"Good gracious!" exclaimed the listener; "bow could they talk?"
"They couldn't," was the reply
"Tbat was what made them wild."
Rheumatic Pains
Quickly Earad By Penetrating
Hatnlln'a Wlian. Oil
A safe and effective preparation
to relieve the pains ol Rheumatism,
Sciatica, Lame Back and Lumbago
is Hamlin's Wizard Oil. It penetrates quickly, drives out the soreness, and limbers up the stiff aching joints and muscles.
Wizard Oil is a good dependable
preparation to have in the medicine chest for first aid when the
doctor may be far away. Vou will
find almost daily uses for it in cases
of sudden mishaps or accidents
such as sprains, bruises, cuts, burns,
bites and stings, Just aa reliable,
too, for earache, toothache and
croup. Always keep it in the house.
Generous alia bottle lEo.
If you arc troubltd with conitlpatlon
or lick headache try Hamllo'e Wiiard
Liver  Whipa.    Just  pleasant little pink
pUle at druf (lata (or He.
Saturday, October 30th
David Wark Griffith Presents
Clarine   Seymour
— IN —
"Scarlet Days"
BANDIT DAYS! Scarlet days, when love meant all the world and the game of life
was the game of pluck, of nerve, of gallantry, of love. A new Griffith picture, galvanizing, fascinating, so different, so distinctive that it tops all his others. The trail, the
strife, the dance hall glare. The blood of youth adventuring. And through it all—a
soul, as only Griffith can paint it on the screen. A flaming epic of life in the days of '49.
Monday, November 1st
— IN —
Oh boys! Never judge a girl by her clothes * The beautiful ambulance driver, so girlish and innocent in her uniform, may really be—well, aomething quite different from
her looks.   See "The Mystery Girl," a romantic tale of love and war, Monday evening.
Tuesday, November 2nd
Henry B. Walthall
— IN— *
He took a million-to-one chance. You can't help admiring the courage of a man who
will stake his life on a forlorn hope. Henry B. Walthall will stir you to the depths as the
man who defied all h—I to balk him.   One of the most unusual and finished pictures.
Wednesday and Thursday, November 3rd and 4th
the Fourth Episode of
Thursday and Friday, November 4th and 5th
William Farnum
In the Thrilling William Fox Story of Love
and Adventure
Coming Saturday, November 6th
Mountain girl on horseback leaps broken bridge over yawning chasm to save man
threatened by dynamite blast—Risks life in burning barn to save thoroughbred racer
—Wins great Kentucky handicap—Chases night riders to prevent slaying of moonshiner friend, wrongly accused—Feudist battles and gun fights with revenue agents
shown in this spectacular picture of the early days of the Blue Grass State—Beautiful
love story underlies thrilling plot.   America's classical screen production. p
6ctober 36,1&6.
True Value
At this time of generally unsatisfactory buying conditions, it is emphasized
to the thoughtful purchaser that the true value of a corset does not lie
in the number of dollars you pay for it, but in the number of days it will
wear beyond the average corset and continue to give you the joy of
possession it gave the first day you put it on.
You may buy
(Front Lacing)
Cor., if
with our assurance of your complete
The Men's Club ln connection with
the Anglican Church ls holding another ot* their popular whist drives
and dance on Wednesday evening next.
Admission, gents 50 cents and ladies
On Monday the men are holding a
smoker and social evening ln the hall,
commencing at 8 o'clock.
the partnership heretofore existing
between us. the undersigned, as Automobile Dealers under the name of
"Emde ,t Wain" in the City of Courtenay, has been this day dissolved by
mutual consent. All debts owing to
the said partnership are to be paid to
William II. Wain at Courtenay aforesaid nnd all claims against the said
partnership are to be presented to
the suid Edward C. Emde by whom
tiie same will he settled.
Dated at Courtenay tills 23rd day
or October, A.D. 1920.
Phone 116
All persons interested In tbo formation of a Burns Club in Cumberland
nre asked to meet in tho First Aid
Hall, above Fraser's Barber Hhop, this
evening at C.30 o'clock.
.1. J.
Mr. John .1. Wier has been appointed
returning officer for the Comox Electoral District for the provincial election to be hold on December 1st.
In the basement of the Presbyterian
Church on Thursday evening next,
commencing at 7.30, a stunt social
evening will be held by the Junior
Bible Class. A programme of the following stunts, interspersed with
musical selections, will be given: "An
Animated Scale," "Movie Picture,"
"Blue Board," "Ventriloquist," "A
Dark Town Wedding," Refreshments
will lie served and a good time promised to all.  Admittance 25c.
Saturday  Special
30 per cent
Discount   on   all
Ladies' Trimmed and
Untrimmed Hats, also
on orders for make-up
Church Notices
Rev. W. Leversedge.
Oct. 91, Twenty-Second Sunday After
Trinity, Eve of All Saints Day.
Litany and Holy Communion, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 2.30.
Evensong, 7 o'clock.
Rev. Father R. Beaton, Comox.
11 a.m., .Mass at Cumberland.
Rev. G. II. Kinney, B.A* F.R.G.S.
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
James Hood, Pastor.
Morning Service at 11.
Sunday School at 2.30.
Evening Service at 7.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday evening
at 7.30.
practice  Friday  evening  at
McAULEY—On October 25, at the
Cumberland General Hospital, to
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. McAuley,
HALCROW—In   memory   of   Private
William Halcrow, who gave his life
for King and Country October 22,
Not dead to those who love him,
Not lost, but gone before;
He lives with us ln memory,
And will forever more.
—Inserted by mother.
Personal Mention
Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton will not
receive on the first Monday in November.
Mrs. J. Walton returned Tuesday
from Shawnlgan Lake where she has
been for a couple of weeks.
Mrs. J. Pinfold has been visiting
friends at Fanny Bay during the week.
Mr. Berry, formerly of the staff of
the local Bank of Commerce, was In
town over the week-end.
Miss M. L. Miller returned trom
Vancouver on Saturday.
Mr. T. L. Burke arrived in town
Saturday night and returned to Van
couver on Tuesday morning.
Mr. Allan Nunns returned from
Vancouver on Monday after spending
two or three dayB ln that city.
Mr. Geo. O'Brien, Safety Engineer
of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited, returned from Ladysmith on
Mr. E. Haywood left for Victoria
Monday morning and returned Thursday evening.
Mr. F. Ray left for Victoria on Friday
Miss A. E. Hurst left for Victoria
Friday morning.
Mr. E. J. Grelg, Customs aud Inland
Revenue officer for the Cumberland
district, has resigned his position. Mr.
William Delahay of Nanaimo has been
appointed to All the position and ls
now in charge.
Mr. Harry Norris, of the Government
Agent's office lp Cumberland, has been
transferred to Victoria, and left for
that city on Monday.
Rev. Jas. Hood left for Victoria on
Wednesday, returning Friday.
Mr. Charles Reynolds, managing-
director of the Phoenix Construction
Co., returned from a visit to Vancouver on Tuesday. The above company
will erect twenty dwellings at Lanz-
vllle, near Nanoose Bay, known as the
Grant Coal Mine. The contract price
is In the neighborhood of $7d,000.
Mr. Thomas Graham, General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd., accompanied by Mrs.
Graham, left for Vancouver and Victoria on Tuesday, and returned Friday.
Mr. Wm. Herger, of the firm of
Gault Bros, of Vancouver, was ln
town this week on one of his season
Mr. P. Jones of Victoria was a visitor in town during the week.
Mr. Rountree of Vancouver was In
town this week on business.
Mr. Cowan of Vancouver was a visitor ln town during the week.
Mr. Charles Graham, District Superintendent ot the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd., and Mayor D. R.
McDonald went to Powell River yesterday.
On enquiry at the General Hospital
we are informed that Mrs. Hassell ls
progressing favorably.
Miss Brown, matron of the Cumberland General Hospital, desires to return thanks for gifts ot fruit, vegetables and loaves from the harvest
festival at Holy Trinity Church, and
for similar gifts from the Presbyterian
Church and the Anglican Church at
She also desires to thank those who
have kindly sent reading matter and
flowers, especially the Canadian Collieries Medical Fund and Mr. T. D.
McLean, and to Mrs. J. Graham for
fruits and preserves.
Thc funeral took place on Tuesday
lust of Edna Florence, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Shouldice of this city. The
deceased passed away on Saturday
evening after suffering from tuberculosis. Rev. W. Leversedge read the
funeral service, tho funeral taking
place from Banks' parlors.
Oct. 22—Chieftain, coastwise; Qua-
thiaskl and Scow, Qunthlaski Cove.
Oct. 23—Achates, Maagen, Active,
coastwise; Rosalie Mahoney, Ahuklni,
T. H.
Oct. 25—Tartar, Ocean Falls; Daisy,
coastwise; J. C. Potter, Ocean Falls.
Oct. 26—Juneau, Skagwny; Joyful
and Scow, Comox; Moonlight and
Scow, Vancouver.
Miss Gertrude Pettys, who Is In the
Comox Hospital, is progressing favorably. The sympathy of many friends
ls shown by their gifts of books,
flowers and fruit.
Cocoanuts, each 15c and 25c
Roast Peanuts, Walnuts, Hazel Nuts, Almonds, Brazil
Nuts, Popping Corn, Raisins, Figs, Candied Fruits,
Crystallized Ginger, Bulk Dates and Dromedary Dates,
Minced Meat and Peel.
Gravenstein Apples, per box $4.00
King Apples, per box $3.25
Local Cooking and Eating Apples $3.00 and $3.25
Oranges, per dozen 80c, 90c and $1.30
Lemons, large size, per dozen SOc
Grape Fruit, large size, each 15c
Bananas, per lb  23c
Green and Red Peppers, per lb 25c
Italian Prunes 2 lbs. 35c
Fresh Tomatoes, per lb 25c
Eating Pears, per lb 15c
Cooking Pears, 4 lbs.'for 25c; per box $3.00
Pomegranates, each 15c and 20c
Tokay Grapes, per lb. 30c
Cranberries, per lb 35c
Canned Pumpkin, large tins, each 25c 2 for 45c
St. Charles Milk, family size 2 for 25c
Peanut Butter, 1 lb. 35c; 3 lbs. for $1.00; 5 lbs. $1.75
Pumpkins, Cabbage, Citrons, Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflowers, Onions, Local Potatoes.
Simon Leiser &Co.
Phone 38.
of Fifth Street and DunBmulr Ave.
Lot 6, Block 16. Building containing 16 rooms, store, cellar, bam, two
garages and other outhouses. For
further particulars apply C. Mussatto
on the premises. 4-4B
Reward given upon returning same
to The Islander Office.
Spaniel Pup, 3 months old, near
Court House. Return to Mrs. Waddington, opposite English Church.
Reward. 1-44
twice a week to scrub, etc. Apply
Kelly's Cafe.
In the matter of the Estate of Taki-
shl Fachino (or Takechl), deceased,
and In the matter ot the Administration Act.
TAKE NOTICE that by order of His
Honor Judge Barker, made the 8th
day of September, 1920, I was appointed Administrator to the estate of
the said Takashl Fachino, or Takechl,
deceased, and all parties having claims
against the said estate are hereby required to furnish same properly verified to me on or before the 15th day ot
November, A.D. 1920. And all parties
indebted to the said estate are required to pay the amount of their Indebtedness to me forthwith.
Official Administrator.
Duted this 9th day of October, 1920.
Municipal Voters'
Persons entitled to register on the
Municipal Voters' List are notified
that this must be attended to on or before November 30th next.
Agents for corporations and holders
•f agreements for sale are affected, under this heading.
City Clerk.
Attention, Ladies
A meeting of the lady voters
of the Comox Electoral District
will be held ln the Conservative
Committee Rooms, Dunsmuir
Avenue, on Monday, November
1, at 7.30 p.m., for the purpose
of organizing a Ladies' Conservative Association and election
of officers.
A cordial Invitation is extended to all the ladies of the
city and vicinity.
NOW $30.00
BEDS—A good assortment and range of prices.
MATTRESSES and SPRINGS—A large assortment for
you to choose from.
BLANKETS—In White, Grey, Red and Brown, ranging from $10.00 to $30.00 a pair.
PILLOWS—A new stock just opened up.
BEDSPREADS—Some very fine spreads, ranging up
to $12.00 each.
A new line of Couches to hand this week
A. MacKinnon
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