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Willi which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
Mr.   Benjamin   Williams   Mortally   Wounded
While Hunting Near Trent River Last
Sunday Morning.
Comrade Mistook Him for a Deer ant! Fired the
Fatal Shot—Coroner's    Jury    Finds
Shooting Was Accidental.
Residents of Cumberland were .shocked on
Sunday evening laat when they learned that a
well-known citizen in the person of Mr. Benjamin Williams had been mortally wounded
while out hunting that day, and their sorrow
was heightened when his death was announced
on Monday morning.
From all accounts the unfortunate- affair
was purely accidental and the result of a misunderstanding between the party of hunters of
which Mr. Williams was a member. The party
was composed of Mr. Benjamin Williams, Mr.
Edward Williams, a brother, and Mr. Albert
According to the account given at the inquest, the party went to Trent River to hunt
deer. When starting into the woods arrangements were made to
go three abreast in order to cover as much ground as possible and
also to avoid the danger of accidents. The deceased was on the
left flank, Mr. Wesley was in the centre and Mr. Edward Willams
was on the right. About 11.20 Mr. Wesley started a deer, which
dashed into a thicket immediately in front of him about forty
yards distant. Wesley remained where he stood, thinking either
of his companions would turn the deer and he would get a shot at
it. Immediately where the rustling was heard he saw what appeared to him the head of a deer. He raised his rifle but hesitated
before firing, hoping to get a better aim. Failing this he again
sighted his rifle and fired. Rushing into the thicket expecting to
see the body of the deer he was horrified to find the prostrate form
of his companion.
The injured man was able to walk with the assistance of his
two companions, and together they walked to the railway line
about 400 yards distant, where Mr. Williams fainted. From there
he was carried to the home of Mr. R. Izatt and medical attention
was called. Dr. MacNaughton immediately answered the call and
upon examination of the wounded man it was found that the bullet
had passed entirely through the body, piercing both lungs and
emerging at the shoulder, where a gaping wound showed that th?
bullet must have wrought fearful havoc in its course through the
^§| Drop in Temperature of Unusual Intensity and
Duration Gives Citizens Considerable
Worry and Extra Work.
Water Tipes and Automobiles Are Ihe Worst
Sufferers—Rising GenerationJ3njoy
Splendid Skating.
Top row (standing)—Hugh Dolioi-ty. Harry Farmer. Cairns. J. Brown. W.Walker. A. Wilkins. Alex. Rowan
trainer. Jim English. 11. Brown, manager. Second row (kneeling)—Bobbie Brown. Thomas Jackson. Jack Williams.   Front row (sitting)—Dan Bann rmaii.   T. Jackson.    Billie Brown. Second Conti.   Ed Hunden.
Canadian Bank   of   Commerce
Will Erect Splendid New
Dominion Minister of  Interior
lo Visit District and Discuss
Courtenay, Due. 12.—The Canadian |
Hunk of Commerce has decided to proceed with tiie erection of it new building here.   Tlie hernia of the great financial  institution had been considering the proposition for some time, hut
definite action was not decided upon
until this week.  The new building will I
he located at the corner of Main and
Union  streets, ami  will  cost  in   tho ;
neighborhood of $80,000.    Brick  will
be used in  the construction and tlie
dimensions are lOxito feet.  When com-1
pleted tlie bank will have one the finest
homes on the Island.
Election of Officers.
The annual election of officers of
He rani Lodge, A.F, and A.M., was held
on Monday evening last, when n try
large number of members w!.'-1 n
attendance. Following is the result of
the elections: Worshipful Master,
Bro. Nickerson; senior warden, Bro.
Ardley; junior warden, Bro. Hepburn;
secretary, Bro. Brook; treasurer, Bro.
Hilton; tyler, Bro. Cairns; auditors.
Bros. Hames, Brock and Menzies. The"
lodge is in a splendid financial con
Arthur Mefghan will shortly pay
visit to tho Courtenay district ln company with .Mr. H. S. Clements, member
of the House of Commons for Comox-
Alberni, During their visit they will
take up with the members of the Great
War Veterans' Association the question
of gratuity.
Dance Realizes Good Sum.
The dance held in tiie new building
of C, H. Tarbel & Son last Friday evening was one of the most successful
functions held here for some time. The
affair was held iu aid of tho war
memorial fund aud a good sum of
money was realized. Assisting .Messrs.
Tarbell in the arrangements were
Messrs. Coolie, Slaughter, Hopkins
Perrott, and Stubbs. Tlie refreshments were under the rare of tlie
I.O.I( EJ,
Good rrnlils lor Auxiliary
As a result of their activities recently. Hu- Women'.. Auxiliary of St.
Joseph's Hospital are able to report a
profit of $456.60. Tills splenid sum
was realized from the pierrott concerts hold at Courtenay and Merville
unfortunate man's body. Dr. Mc-;
,Naughton held out no hope for the
man's recovery, although everything
possible was done to save his life. He
died about 8 o'clock Monday morning,
leaving a widow and five small children to mourn his untimely end.
At the inquest held on Monday afternoon before Coroner Shaw aud a
jury composed of Messrs. Walton, McKinnon, Shearer, Thomas, Wilcock and
j'eacey a verdict was rendered that:
"Deceased met his death by gunshot
wounds at the hands of Albert Wesley,
flie said Albert Wesley having mistaken deceased for a deer, and that deceased's death was accidental." A
rider was also added to the effect that
the government should enact a law
whereby hunters would be compelled
to wear some colored garment that
would asily be recognized.
The funeral of the decased Mr. Williams was held on Thursday afternoon, when a very large number of
friends and citizens generally turned
out to pay their last respects. The
funeral rocetge was headed by the
Cumberland City Band.
The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved family
in their terrible loss and also to Mr.
Wesley, who is griefstricken because
of the occurrence.
Bourlon Wood As
War Memorial
For Canada
Injured In Kuiiaiuij*.
,   With a bndly cut lace, Mr. Pomeroy
portion of the Calhoun farm, escaped 0f courtenay
a returned soldier who has taken a '
more  serious  injury  when  his   team
of horses got beyond control last Tuesday evening and collided with a telephone pole.
Uriel' Items ui' Interest.
A most enjoyable whist drive was
[held on behalf of the Great War Veterans' Association last week. Tho prize
Winners were: Ladles. Mrs. Marsh
land Mrs. John .McKenzie; gentlemen,
I Mr. Copp and Mr. J. M, Mitchell.
Announcement is made of tiie engagement of Miss Gertrude Lillian
Bridges of Sandwick, to Air. Gilbert J.
Turner of Vancouver, and also that of
Miss Hilda Bridges to Mr. It. K. Cairns
Special lllspiitcli to The Islander.
Berllp, Dec. 12.—Germany's reply to
the lust note from the supreme council of the pence conference lias been
sent (o Versailles. Nothing is being
given out relative to its contents aside
from a hint that its general tenor re-
clprocates the conciliatory tones of
tiie last communication from the Entente. Reports state that the reply
renews the government's disclainor of
responsibility for the sinking of the
Interned warships at Scapia Flow and
sets forth Hie exceptions tuken to the
supreme council's insistence upon
compensation for the scuttled vessels.
Special Despatch to The Islander.
London, Dec. 12.—The Comte de
France Que Vllle, owner of Bourlon
Wood, has presented the site desired
as a memorial to commemorate the
gallant capture of the wood by the
Canadians, according to Gen. Garnet
Hughes, who ls in charge of erecting
memorials In France and Belgium.
Gen. Hughes, who ls just returned
from the conference, ls assured that
the Belgian government Is preparing
to present these sites chosen as testifying ln a small manner the nation's
gratitude to Canada for ber sacrifice
In the war. Full arrangements have
been completed for the purchase of
sites In France and Gen. Hughes Is
sailing for Canada to report progress
to the department.
An ofllce has been opened In Arras,
and Gen. Hughes expects to return ln
the spring and begin construction of
roads to the various sites. Meanwhile
he understands the government will
open competitions for designs.
For more than a week this district has been
in the grip of a cold spell the like of which
cannot be remembered by the oldest inhabitant.
And it would appear that the end is not yet.
During the past seven or eight days the thermometer has been hanging close to the zero
mark, and one or two reports say it has gone
below that point.
Such severe weather is-unusual here and the
natural consequence is that the people were
totaly unprepared for it, and much suffering
has been entailed. The coldest snap was experienced on Tuesday and Wednesday, and
during those days most of the water connections
in the city became frozen and bursting pipes
were being reported from all sections.   Fortim-
tunately, with the exception of Thursday, there litis been very little wind blowing, for which the people have been truly thankful.
The severe cold appears to be general along Ihe whole coasl nml points in
the interior report very heavy frosts.
As a result of the continued frost many citizens have been at their wits-
end to devise means of keeping up tlie water supply in their homes, and at
almost every hour of the day on every city street men could be seen busily engaged with pick and shovel while others were assiduously carrying boiling
water with the hope of resuming the water supply which lias been cut off.
Houses on the hill in tlie vicinity of tlie hospital appeared to be the worst
sufferers, the provincial government building in particular being hit hard. All
day yesterday water was pouring from a broken pipe In the rear of this building and there was a miniature skating rink on the lawn beside tlie building.
The hospital also Buffered considerable damage as well as inconvenience, although tlle management of that institution was fairly successful in keeping
things going.
Perhaps the greatest trouble was caused at the power plant of the electric
light works, where for a time yesterday it wub expected that a shut-down
would be necessary to permit of repairs being made so that the service could
be continued. However, tbe engineers in charge wrc able to right matters
without having to stop the machinery. So serious was tlie situation that it was
deemed advisable to take all the men out of the mines before a breakdown occurred, and this was commenced about 10 o'clock yesterday morning. The
trouble was eradicated early in the afternoon and the regular afternoon shift
was able to start work at the usual hour. > ,
The cold snap, however, has not been without its compensations, ns those
who are fond of skating have enjoyed the time of their lives. The ice on Maple
Lake Pond and the lake Itself hus been splendid and larg numbers of young
people have thoroughly enjoyed the outing. Tlie unusual sight of ice over tlie
surface of Comox Lake was witnssed ami there wore some who .were venturesome nough to test its strength.   Skating there was nol, however, at all general.
The automobile repair shops have been doing a rushing business, and
those In charge of them, while being glad of the opportunity of making a few
extra dollars, are praying that the weather will moderate soon as they have
been compelled to work day and niglit, and even then they were not able to
keep abreast of the demand for their services. The plumbers and near-plumbers are also reaping a harvest and they can be found working at ail hours of
tho day and night.
i 'ual Miners Return to Work.
(Special  llcspntrh t» The Islander.)
Washington, Dec, 12.—Coal miners
are hurrying hack to work in all the
coalfields and tlie output Is expected
to be normal next week. Commissioner Garfield regards Wilson's plan as
a concession to lite miners and is resigning.
Conference Still On.
(Spcclul Despatch tu The Islander.)
London, Dec. 12.—The Lloyd George-
Clemenceau conference has not concluded, Clemenceau remaining ovcr
Sunday owing to America's delay. The
newspapers suggest a new four-nation
alliance with Great Britain, France,
Belgium and Italy.
No Election in Sight.
Special Despalch to Tlie Islander.
Ottawa, Dec. 12.—Tlle advice given
by Mackenzie King to Ills party to
place candidates in the Held at all
early date wherever possible is not
taken even In Liberal circles here as
indicating the early dissolution of
Parliament and a general election. It
Is regarded merely as a preliminary
statement of policy to be pursued by
the Liberal party which Includes a
plan of calling for more activity in
preparation for the federal contest
whenever it may come. Here no one
expects ana election iu tlie near future and certainly not until after the
next session of Parliament, and then
only lu the event of the Dominion
Electlofi Act having been put through
and placed on the statute books. A eer-
lai unmount of cabinet reorganization
Is looked for.
To Stort Co-operative Stores..
(Special Dispatch tu The Islunder.)
Vancouver, Dec. 12.—The Great War
Veterans' Association Is asking all B.
C. branches us to their views on tlle
desirability 6f establishing co-operative tsores throughout the province to
coinbut the high cost of living. The
soldiers and labor will have candidates
In tiie field for the Vancouver council
ami also the school board.
Mrs. Clifford Huberts of Winnipeg
will speak at tlie I.O.D.E. rooms on
Tuesday evening next.
Visit Irani Minister.
Announcement   is  made  that
I   The   Women's   Auxiliary   of   tho
Anglican church will hold a Christinas
Hon. [tree on Saturday next.
Viscount Grey Retiring.
Washington, Due. 12.—Viscount
Grey, British ambassador to the United States, has decided to relinquish
his special mission to the United
Slates, it was learned officially yesterday. The British embassy declined to
discuss the reason for Viscount Grey's
decision. But there Is a reason for attributing it to his keen embarrassment
Occasioned by Inability to present his
credentials to President Wilson.
May He Arbitrator.
(Special  Despatch tn The Islander.;
Washington, Dec. 12.—Ex-President
Taitmay he one of tlie nominees ot tlie
coal hoard to arbitrate coal pricos.
Mr. and Mrs. Booth Entertained
Previous to Their Departure
—Sailors Hold Dance.
Skating Kink Is Desired—Arrival and Departures of Coal
Carrying Ships.
Union Buy, Doc. 12.—Laat Wednesday afternoon a Urn was given in
honor of Mrs. Booth, waa given by the
Indies nl' Union Bay at the home of
home of Mrs, Herbert Glover, a large
number attended. During the afternoon Mrs. Booth was presented with
a boautlful white ivory set hh it token
of ihe regard und esteem in which
ihat lady Ih held in Union Bay. .Mrs.
Booth has been a resident of Union
Bay for the past twelve yearB, and by
her pleasant manner, unselfishness
and love for helping others, has won
the respect and love of everyone in
Union Bay. Her loss will be felt
keenly by her many friends in the district.
. Sailors <«ive Dunce.
Last Tuesday evening the boys of
tlie S.S. Malasplna gave a dance in the
School Hall. A large number turned
out to give the sailors a pleasant evening, and everyone voted the dance a
huge success.
Mild Weather Predicted.
Victoria, Dec. 12.—Indications   are
(hiii the temperature will moderate in
the next twenty-four hours.
Dallas' Wonders Defeat Wnbblles.
Rowan's Wobblfes went down to defeat in a schedule league game last
evening before Fred Dallos* Wonders
by :i score of 27 to 21.
Skating Kink Wanted.
It has been suggested that Mr. Ful-
cher turn his fire department loose
one of these nights and make us a
skating rink.
I.i'ft   For  New  Home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Booth left on
Monday morning's train for Victoria
where they will reside in future.   Mr.
and .Mrs. Booth have been residents
of Union Bay for tlie past twelve years
and leave a host of friends who will
greatly miss their presence here.
Itcturn* la Victoria,
Mr. Hugh Bilker, who has for tbo
past three weeks been assisting in the
Collier ofllce during the absence of .Mr.
Auchlnvole, returned to Victoria on
Thursday morning.
.Mr. Auchlnvole Recovering.
The many frlonds of Mr. A. Auchlnvole Will he pleased to learn that he is
Wel on ihe road to recovery, and ex- ,
peets to return lo I'ninn Buy shortly.
Uaferi'ront  Activities.
Tlie following is a list of the vessels
Willi their destination Which coaled al
the Canadian Collieries bunkers during
the past week;
Achates, Coastwise,
Sham rook, coastwise.
Melanope, Vancouver.
Plunger and scows, Vancouver.
Hope, coastwise.
Princess Royal, Victoria.
Malaspina, Victoria.
Daring, coastwise.
Clayburn and scows, Vancouver.
Olive M., coastwise.
Dauntless, coastwise.
Coqultlam, Vancouver.
Active, coastwise.,
Nanoose, Vancouver.
Oregon and scows.
Storm King, coastwise.
Wireless, coastwise.
Equator and scows, Seattle.
Fearless, coastwise
Redondo, Alaska.
Edith, coastwise.
Equator, Seal lie.
Cheerful, coastwise.
Loruet, coastwise V:\ge TWO
the Islander, Cumberland, b. c.
December Id, 1919.
Music and Photoplays
Musicians seem to think that they
have a monopoly upon discouragement; but, as a matter of fact, very
few people ever escape discouragement -waves of discouragement—in
some form.
The antidote that many wise men
h«-\e found is simply the words:
' Of course I'll be discouraged, but
I won't stop."
11 i:i n phyhlologlcal and psycho-
■il ir.ei that the mind and body
a: > constantly changing. Tbe weather,
the digestion, internal bacteriology
fiction, exercise, all have a defin
ei.ee! upon our mental behuvlor. It
virtually Impossible to play a piece
one Hay in ihe same manner in which
il |a to be played on the following
day. "■ here is always some element of
variation. That is what makes human
playing so interesting. If Harold
Bauer played the Brahms concerto ex-
actly the same at every concert, it is
hardly likely that be would draw the
piune audiences over and over again.
"The facl is. thai it is always slightly
different, Paderewskl has been heard
in the same programme at two different concerts play compositions in a
notably different manner.
Just remember that every day we
differ, and that on some days our
spirits may he down, our optimisir
we&k. Don't despair, be patient; tomorrow is another day; things will go
better; the runs that refuse to run
today may fairly fly tomorrow. Of
course you will get discouraged—only
don't keep discouraged.
* •    *
The attraction at tho llo-Ilo Theatre
next Thursday and Friday evenings
will be Bryant Washburn in "Something to Do." The pictures are said
to lie of an unusually high order and
keep the audience in rapt attention
from beginning to end.
* *   *
Tbe slide trombone is, without
doubt, the oldest instrument still existing in its primitive form. AH others
have undergone remarkable changes,
some of them even in recent years.
The violin has been developed from
the viol; tbe flute has been given keys
aud blown at thc side instead of at
the end; the trumpet and French horn
have been supplied with valves; the
piano has been developed from the
dulcimer (borrowing the keyboard of
ili.: harpsichord and the clavichord),
and the organ 1ms bad tho most won-
derful development of all. But ancient
trombones have been unearthed ln the
ruins of Pompeii and elsewhere which
are practically thc same as those made
today, except that we have facilities
for more accurate machine worlr. The
Eackbut, mentioned In several places
in the Bible, was nothing more or lew
than our present slide trombone.
* *   *
Unusually ornate and massive sets,
thc like Oi which are seldom erected
for motion picture plays, were pre-
pared especially for Marguerite
C?a Vs new photoplay, "Let's Elope,"
which will be presented at the llo-Ilo
'.); atre next Tuesday, These include
; d av i1 p loom with a groat fireplace
In ■ hich real fire is burning and appointments In tho way of furniture and
tho like winch wore made exclusively
ioi thin photoplay.
i!<   tnte.lor or a luxurious bungn-
low  li.'ing room  is one of the most
a Llsilc sot   over used in pictures. A
large winding stair-way leading to a
La Icon y overhead ls hung with skins,
.      and other trophies of tho bunt. A
. icfo   An place     was   specially
i uill so thai tt real fire could bo used.
The  loaning flames    give a realistic
luif! thai has not been felt ln flre-
le pictures heretofore. The massive
i.     inie, leather upholstering, rugn,
;:...   iii id -villi hooks and cozy read-
f g tamps, make this an enviable place
ai look upon.
Another Get that Is attractive and
U usual Ifi the drawing room used hy
the "vamp" lu the story. The furniture
. <; ipoclttlly built hy one of the ex-
cluslve furniture dealers on Fifth avo-
i ue, .New York. Tlie design of the
French fleur do lis and bowknot
traced through the heavy draperies
a. d silk wall coverings is also carried out in tho decorative scheme on
tin- furniture. The color scheme is a
fascinating shade of purple, while the
lamp shades, heavy window draperies
and upholstering are done ln antique
gold. Tho effect generally is soothing
ami restful.
•    •   *
There have been many musicians
who have died In poverty. The celebrated violinist Henri Wienlawski,
conceded among musicians to have
been one of the most imposing figures
among modern violinists, died in destitution in a Russian hospital in 1880.
This celebrated violinist was born in
Poland, going with his mother tn early
youth to Paris. He studied under
Clave! and Massurt ut the Conservatoire, obtaining the first prize In the
violin class. Returning to Russia ho
Studied harmony. When ho waB 25 he
was appointed solo violinist to tht
Uiiar. He toured the United States with
Anton Rubinstein. Becoming a victim
of the "wander-lu.it" he continued
touring many countries, dying In poverty in Odessa.
•   *   *
.Mme. Petrova, who appears at the
llo-Ilo Theatre next Monday in her
..ew play, "Daughter of Destiny," and
.hich is universally pronounced her
gieatest effort, quit the company with
..bich she has been connected, with-
,ut protest on their part, and formed
a movie producing company of her
jtfii, "because she thought she knew
.nore about how her pictures should
oe made than the director who was
making them."
"In my own company," says she, "I
am to write my own Btories, direct
.nysolf, write tbe titles aud work be-
.'ore the camera for just six hours a
One reason she is sure she can cut
ier working day to six hours Is that
be never rehearses her scenes.
"For others, perhaps, a rehearsal Is
11 right," she says. "A thing must be
pontaneous with me or It is good for
As for the rest:
"I shall have a director to plan the
;ictures, of course," sayB Petrova.
"But I shall not be directed by any
director until I find one that knows
iore than I do. I have been fourteen
•ears learning what I know, and why
■ hould I allow myself to be dictated
o by a person who, perhaps a couple
if years ago was setting up scenery
m some stage, or cutting out coats
md waistcoats?
"All sorts of weird persons fancy
.hey are directors. And the subtitles—
"l find fault with these atrocious,
absolutely bromldlc, thoroughly de-
detestable titles with which most title
writers spoil a picture."
• *   * ■
Louis Graveure has been singing a
group of Magyar folk songs, arranged
by Korbey, which have become very
popular. They include "Come In, My
Rose," "See the Little Maiden," "Mourning in the Village DwellB," "Look
Into My Eye," "O'er the ForeBt" and
Were the Pitcher Full." Four new
,ongs by John Powell, the pianist-
composer, are also on the baritone list
if programme numbers. They are
"Phantoms," "A Birthday Roundel,"
"Heartsease" and "TIs a Butterfly."
• *   *
In the same class with the chap
*ho loves the 'cello "because it Is bo
like the human voice," belongs the
lady who adores to see girls play the
naip "because it looks so graceful."
• «   *
Arthur HInton's "Sleep," a part-
song for mixed .voices, has been accepted for the next Manx competitive
festival. Tbe same composer's "Summer Pilgrimage in the White Mountains," a cycle for piano, was recently
played In Aeolian Hall, London, by a
prominent young pianist, Dorothy
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beel,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge. Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you Iried our Pickled  Pork
and Corned Beel ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
License No. D-H902
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
i*4. ■'.*'
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 5-1172
Own   the   Best
If your piano bears  the
name and trade mark of
* HEINTZMAN   &   CO.     *
you have got the very
best manufactured in the
Dominion ot Canada. If
It doesn't bear the name
and you want the best,
call or write to the nearest Helntzman branch
and they will take your
other piano ln exchange
for a Ye Olde Flrme of
Helntzman & Co. piano,
allowing yuo a fair valuation on your used Instrument
* *   *   *   *******
Home, Sweet Home
A wanderer itood In the darkened itreet, looking through the
window at • happy family within. The scene pictured the longing
in his soul for the home he did not have.
The man slipped away unseen, and one day \vYote a sonj—the
song ol his soul. And this song became immortal j the most
beautiful and pathetic heart-song that the world has ever kn >wn.
The man was John Howard Payne, and the song is "Home,
Sweet Home."
You may Ra-Cae*Ta In your own home this immortal song
if you own
"The Phonograph with a Soul"
"Home, Sweet Home," "Swanee River," "Kathleen
Mavourneen," "Silver Threada Among the Gold" and hundreds
of other heart-songs are at yon* command; waiting lo be
Ri-CaiATio for you by the magic of this greatest ol all instruments, with all the richness of melody and depth of txpres ion thu
you have longed for in the phonograph—just like the living artist.
If jn Im real mult, tit fir t cipy tf the beautiful
ImtfEJim md Muiiti" sad "What tbi Csititi Suy,"
I tit MUt tiut (revet Ediin luftr tartly. 247
(j   G. A. Fletcher Music Co., Cumberland.  |i
'The Wishing Ring
Adapted from the widely-read book of the same name written by
Margaret Widdemer.
'Daughter of Destiny'
An American girl whose love conquers a kingdom.
Marguerite Clark
"Let's  Elope"
A melo-drama during which are shown many startling scenes.
'Todd of the Times"
Todd's dream of life was to be managing editor of the Times. When
he ceased dreaming and started aggressive action then his dream
was realized.
Bryant Washburn
"Something to Do"
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday as usual December 13,1919.
Page Three
THE long-looked-for contest between Jackie Roberts and Geo.
Ross will be staged in the llo-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland, December 20, next Saturday.   It will probably put an end to a lot of
loud talk among the fans to have it over with, as the most of them
think the last bout should have been a draw, but the referee gave
the decision to Roberts.
The promoters are giving them a longer route to go this time
to try and prove which is the better man. They are to enter the
ring at 130 pounds to weigh in at 6 p.m. the night of the contest.
With these two boys in shape it will keep the fans guessing
which is the better man.   Those who saw the last bout   know
Short Jabs
at Sport
The old-time opponents, Roberts
'and Ross, clash again next week. This
should be some affair, as the last go
left a lot of fans dissatisfied. Promoters Brown and Davis should be complimented on their ability to laud
these two hoys in a return, as they
have met all kinds of difficulty. Ross'
injured hand put them to quite a lot
of expense when the contest was staged
I before. A crowded house should show
them the fans apppreclate the really
tine contests they have staged so far.
Come early and avoid the rush.
is trying out at basketball this week.
I "He eats 'em alive."
i .   *   .
'   The ladies basketball team are practising hard, but have    no games in
sight at present. They are looking fori
'more worlds to conquer. The married ;
ladles are going to organize and then
look out for squalls.
*   *   *
The band hall would be a lot more
comfortable for spectators and players
'If there was a stove or a couple of
itoves in It. Come on, Teddle, get busy
Tor that old percentage.
.   .   *
There is some talk of forming a gun
club after New Years. I have heard
that for the last seven or eight old
I years.
Ross will be here tomorrow and all
local boys about his weight are asked
to present themselves at his training
quarters, where they will get a try-
out without getting hurt. A good boxer
does not need to hurt a beginner, uu-
less4the beginner asks for It or by ac-
_  cident, so all the boys who have any
 ..„.,.   muse wno saw the last bout   know taIent', ,and "V™   are, «uite. a, 'e*
, , ,  ,,    ■        . . , ,    ,   , around town, should not be afraid of
better than any one can tell them how evenly matched they are, Ross' name as a boxer. George win
although Ross seems to be the favorite. gj}1^ l0° pIeased t0 teach you what'
Mr. Davis received a letter from Ross stating he would be here'
tomorrow to finish his training.   Any young fellow wishing to be
tried out can call at his training quarters as he will be pleased to
have their services.  Mr. Davis also received a letter from Roberts
stating that he is training harder than he ever did
ling with the tall timbers out at Merville
Nat Bevis has arranged one of the
best boxing bouts for the football
smoker ever pulled off In Cumberland.
Nat claims they are both fire-eaters,
and will go at the sight of raw meat.
He won't tell their names at present,
but he says both are training hard and
when tlie boys see them In the ring
they will get the surprise of their
lives. They are trainiing In secret, and
at the dark of the moon they do their
road work. Jimmy Wilde and Carpen-
Itler won't be In the money class after
I this go.
Which phonograph    will    be yours |. " ".
this Christmas? The Edison Disc, the iHldOOr game here
^^^^^^— I Urafonola, the Ceclllan, the Gerhard
Bevan  Huskies  sprung a  big p6"^^01/ ni»*™iB
... ..„...., nusKies sprung a big
surprise on Joe Dallos' Camouflages
I this week. Some of Joe's men looked
like camouflages all right. Joe could
make a few changes to advantage.
.   .   .
He is wrest-, -  -   -
Newsy Lalonde might    be able to
 «..u ..i i«ci vine lplaJ, a wj10ie lacrosse team himself, as
To give those working on the afternoon shift at the mines a he is rated one of the best at his game.
u , ,,     i   ,.i   ,. ,        ., T-,    • i r» Moose Johnson can also turn a hockey
chance to see the bout, the promoters, Messrs. Davis and Brown, >game by himself, but for the ordinary
have decided to start the main bout as late as possible, as they 'player '° try and   win   a basketball
realize the miners are all anxious to see thin ™.w....i
  ...am uuut as late as pos
realize the miners are all anxious to see this contest.
Anyone wishing to reserve seats can do so by calling at the
following places: Waverley Hotel, Cumberland Barber Shop and
Union Hotel.
The On. A. Fletcher Music Co.
The following letter was received
tills week by Sir. Nat Bevis, secretary
of the Cumberland Football Club,
In which tlie Longshoremen of Vancouver express their apppreclation of
the treatment accorded them while In
this city recently
game by himself lu the small area
used for the game ls foolishness, and
hat is exactly what spoiled the Camou-
flagers' game. Nunns had three men's
work to do; it can't be did.
♦ • • .
Bob Brown, the chief city official
from Bevan, has broken his way into
baskethnii on/i .... —• *L- -    	
    .     ......   ....u   ma   CIieCKUlg
was close. Westfield and Brown will
be two of the best guards In the league.
*   •   •
Dave  Chambers  came ln  with  the
boys from Bevan and he was a busy
man looking after clothes and shoes
and rooting like a good fellow. Never
[saw Dave so excited before. Good luck
to the Huskies.
bbWbbbb. a     a     a
Dear SirA-Thave been requested by      J1T5' W"*te ^ ° ba",le<=hW"u  *
the I.L.A.i.C. to'extend to you   club \™ueh "erS0!' by the S?mt"' Sf "V.1"5,
people of Cumberland ln'res8 rePorts «"e S,llirkev '*"' "'
Social Evening Enjoyed nt Which Cup
/ Won by the Celtics Was
On Friday last the Cuumberland
| High School Athletic Club held a
social evening in thc Anglican Hall.
The event of the evening was tlle presentation of the cup by Rev. James
Hood to the Celtic team, who won It a
few weeks ago. As captain of the
Celtics, Jack Fouracre received It. It
had been  intended that Mr. Thorn**
IGrahflm   ahnnM   «- *   •*
, , «*>»«u, huh oroiten nls wav Intn 'i..., C —7 *"m1»«ib received it. It
ltok»«^anda8*onthetaStD^itoMloShl^fctat??ded that *«'■ Thomi
proved himself very useful He cov- K,,? .""""J1? present tne ™Pbut
!ered his man well and his oheokin, 'hwff* U«atei? belng calle<i a™y  o
was close. Woqihoih ..j-.™'™! .Nanaimo, Mr. Hood officiated.
—......... iu extend to your club
and to the people of Cumberland In
(general our sincere thanks for their
J reception of us on our recent visit,
ami I must say your open-hearted
i friendship was very deeply appreciated hy us. Though the weather was
'against us I could see by the result
that It woud iiave been a financial suc-
Icess if the weather had been favorable. Trusting we may have the pleasure of arranging games in tlie future,
I remain,
' Yours In sport,
a. Mcdonald,
Dozens of Special Christmas Bargains in Pianos. Choose yours quickly.
Terms arranged.
The (ico, A. Kletrhcr Music Co.
 «, ..... nuuii omciateu.
In his presentation address Rev. Mr. j
Hood called particular attention to the.
boxing bout which had been pulled off
shortly before. He said that there was
nothing better for building up a boy's
self-control than a well-administered
punch in the nose, provided it was
taken with a laugh.
The good time was kept up until 1
o'clock, when the boys went home with
the happy sensation produced by an
evening of wholesome fun.
THE Bevan Huskies celebrated their entry into the basketball
arena on Tuesday night by defeating Dallos' Camouflage team
of Cumberland in the first game of the District Basketball
League schedule at the band hall in this city. The result of the
match was somewhat of a surprise to many of the Cumberland
fans, who had come to look upon the Camouflage as being invincible. The final score was 26 to 16 in favor of Bevan, and the
tally is a fair indication of the play.
The outstanding feature of the game was the entire absence
of rough play, and a great deal of the credit for this is due Mr. T.
J. Dalby, who acted as referee. If the basketballers continue in
the way they have begun they will soon popularize the splendid
indoor game here.
From the commencement the Huskies were the aggressors,
Bannerman, Armstrong and Miller playing a brilliant combination
game which was hard to check. Their defence, Brown and West-
field, were also very much in the limelight and they succeeded in
breaking up the determined rushes of the Cumberland forwards.
For the Camouflage, Dallos and Robertson were the bright
and shining stars, their combination play being spectacular at
times. Nunns showed up well on the defence, but he was given
too much work to do and was not accorded sufficient assistance.
(Following is the lineup:
Huskies—D. Bannerman, J. Miller, J. Armstrong, R. Brown,
B. Westfield, J. Lewis (spare).
Camaouflage—W. Rogers, J. Dallos, R. Robertson, W. Robertson, A. Nunns, J. Cameron (spare).
Referee—T. J. Dalby.
,  uj un, .muitj oi snarKey.
'ress reports gave Sharkey eight of I 	
.he ten rounds, but one fight after the I   Special      Christmas    Bargains    ln
change of climate and change of sur-1 pianos by all the best makers. Call to-
roundlugs Is not enough evidence to l,|ay
take Wilde's reputation from him. He'     -
claims ho was carrying a little excess
weight and by the next contest may
have lost It, and then we may look for
better work.
Typo A Grafonola complete with
six 10-inch double-Bided records
of your own choosing.
CASH—$5 per month.
A Beautiful Typo C Grafonola
complete with «ix 10-inch double
sided  records.
CASH—$0 per monlh.
Type X Cabinet Grafonola with
record compartment and three-
spring motor, complete with six
double-sided  10-inch records.
of your own choosing.
CASH—$10 per month.
ilave    you    seen
the grout display
of Christinas, gifts
_.ln    our    window,
&/ Including
"Hubble Books" for tlie kiddles
and talking animals, They will
fit any standard phonograph.
Call lodny.
Edison, Columbia, Cicllian,
Gerhard Helntzman nnd other
leading makers for you to choose
Last    Sunday    afternoon    In    zero
weather,   tlie   boys   from   tlle   Bevan
Club travelled to I'nlon Bay and were
whitewashed. The score is almost a
correct Indication of the play.
;    The  tennis   were  nearly    even  for
weight nnd size, but Bevan boys did
'not seem to have tlie combination and
their kicking was very poor.    Union
Hay did all the forcing, and if Robert-
ion,  thc  Bevan goalkeeper,  had  not
played like an old stager, saving two
penalty  kicks and' clearing his goal
i time null again, the score would havo
;been   like that  of a cricket    match.
Both   teams arc to be complimented
ou  the clean  play put  up.    II.  Reed
Give a Musical Gift this Christmas
We have thom from "lie up.
The l.'en. \. I'lcfclier Music Co,
Thc German standard captured at
Jerusalem, wns presented to the 5th
Royal Welsh Regiment, for special
services in Palestine.
They are trying to match htm with
Joe Lynch, Pal Moore or Pete Herman.
Either of these men are rated as better
than Sharkey, but Sharkey Is an adept
in nil the little rough tricks that are
allowed in American rings. Under dlf-
Cerent rules and with a different class
of boxer, Wilde will show to better
a • *
Wilde Is coming to the Coast, and
whatever city is made famous by his
visit will have to be renamed while he
ls there if the Welshmen have their
way. There will be an awful exodus
of Welshmen If he happens to show In
I Vancouver.
.   .   *
There has been quite a lot of skating the Inst couple of weeks; lots of
old-time  skaters  trying   their  blades
a' a a
Thawing frozen water pipes is a
great outdoor sport these days. We ,
saw '/.eke with live gasoline torches
hung around Ills neck, four picks and
shovels, two wheelbarrows, four stll-
|son wrenches and a plumber's certificate, praying for a thaw, in the barber
'. •   *   •
Big Paul Deconnlnk,alias the Prince.
'the Geo. A. Fletcher Music Co.
A king penguin, said to be the lirst
to be hatched outside tho Antartlc, Is
being reared at Corstophlne Zoological
Park, near Edinburgh.
Sliver teapots are to be given to
seventy-five returned soldiers, or deceased soldiers' relatives by the parish
of Longdon, near Tewkesbury.
Ihiniuiuir Ave..       Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 104H86
LEARN—These ar«  the   big   paying
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In   the   after   war   re-adjustment
only trained persons wlll be wanted.
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electrical,  mechanical,  mining and
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International      Corres p o n d e n c e
Schools,   P.O.   Box   1121,   Nanaimo
B.C., J. H. Mllsotn, Manager.
St. John's Ambulance
Social   Dance
will be held in the
Shoe Repairer, Dunsmuir Avenue
1 wish to Inform the public Hint I
am now in a position to repair hy
Look like new, but wear longer.
A trial will convince.
IIlibber Heels Willie Von Hull.
8. DAVIS,    •    •    Cumberland; B.C.
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Dance and Supper,
Geo. A. Fletcher
Music Co.,
''pOP, bottom and all four sides
X of the Kootenay oven are
evenly heated. That is why it is so
famous as a dependable baker.
There is a thermometer, too, to
tell whether the heat is right or not.
No range Is quite n easily managed. Duplex pates
clear the ashes at a single turn. Burnished cooking-
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are kept clean with a damp cloth. Well-fitted joints
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Let us show you the Kootenay.
Sold by
C.   H.  TARBELL  &  SON
200 lbs. of Halibut
Rowan's Fish Market
Opposite the Post Office Page Four
December 13, 1919.
Published eveery Saturday morning at Cumberland, B.C.
W. II. YOUHILL, Editor.
The number of deaths among the members of
the human race which are caused by carelessness
a.*e appalling, and they apparently are on the increase.   Something should be clone to make life
I       ' more secure, and those who are charged with
1 'amiing and administering the law have a difli-
cult task to perform in this respect.
When the Great War was on and at its height,
people stood aghast at the number of casualties
thai were daily reported; and they were justified
in feeling horror at the awful carnage. Yet it as
saie to say that few ever stop to consider that
as many if not more people are being killed and
injured every day than was the case during the
win-; and the vast majority of these deaths are
the direct result of carelessness.
It must not be supposed, however, that those
who do the killing are always the ones upon
whom the blame should rest, because at least one-
half of the deaths are caused by the carelessness
oi' the victims themselves. For instance, nun
dreds of people, and more especially in the large
cities, carelessly walk into death or permanent
injury when ordinary care on their part would
avoid it all. On crowded thoroughfares they will
attempt to cross to the opposite side in the centre
of a block without even taking the trouble to see
if the way is clear or whether vehicles are close
at hand, with the result that a street car or automobile strikes them and the damage is done.
About half the accidents on city streets occur in
this way.
In the case of the other half the fault lies with
the person in charge of the vehicle. Very few accidents are caused through the carelessness of
thc motormen on street cars, but the drivers of
automobiles who are guilty in this respect are
legion. And this phase of tho traffic problem
must before long be faced in a serious and determined manner. Some will ask: "How can the
drivers of automobiles be controlled?" Our
answer is that drastic measures must be employed. It has been demonstrated that simply
fining the guilty driver a small sum of money
is no deterrent to careless and furious driving,
Ihe owner of a motor car can usually afford to
pay a fine of $10, which is the amount usually
a -isessed for an infraction of the traffic laws. And
evt n larger amounts have not had the effect of
curbing the ambitions of the "scorcher."
As to the drastic measures to be employed
with careless chauffeurs, we would suggest a law
Lased upon something similar to the following:
Do away with fines altogether and in their place
make the penalty for the first offence an injunction against the guilty driver entering an automobile, either as a passenger or a driver for five
years. Then, if at any time during that five
years, either he or she are seen or known to have
been in a motor car contrary to the order of the
court, then the penalty shall be five years in the
penitentiary at hard labor.
\Ye are quite well aware that there are many
who will not agree with us and will say that such
a law would be unjust. But we fail to see the
force oi' their argument. If a person driving an
automobile handles his machine in the proper
way there is no danger of him ever running foul
of the law, If he is desirous of violating the
traffic laws with the attendant danger to life and
limb of pedestrians a law such as suggested
might prevent him from indulging his mania for
Curious driving. Ia fact we might go far enough
to say that it would be better to prohibit the use
of automobiles altogether if a way cannot be
found for regulating their speed. To the man
whois killed by an auto and to his family, his
lii'e is worth more than all the motor cars in the
world, A family can get along a great deal bet-
tcr without an automobile than they can without
a breadwinner, and any law would be justifiable
if it will prevent the unnecessary loss of life
which is so rampant today.
The people of this district recently received a
shock when it became known that a citizen of
this town had been shot a dnkilled in mistake
lor a deer while out hunting. There is no doubt
in any person's mind that the shooting was not
intentional, because the hunter and his unfortunate victim had tor years been close personal
friends, and no one regrets the accident more
than the man who was responsible for it. The
casualty was the result of carelessness, and it is
this aspect of the case which makes it so
Every year as the hunting season comes round
tho newspapers are continually announcing the
fact that some person has paid the penalty for
another person's carelessness, and it has come to
be considered as a matter of course that a certain number of hunters will meet death in this
way. Here again a difficult task would be encountered if the practice were to be stapped, but
it must be grappled with and a means found for
preventing   the   serious   loss   of   life    caused
hrough carelessness in the woods. The life that
,vas sacrificed last Sunday meant more to the
'amily who are left to mourn than all .the game
n British Columbia.
A subject of this nature is a delicate one upon
.vhich to write, and in doing so no personal of-
'ense is intended, but it is the duty of the press
;o speak of such things as a warning to others.
Hunting can be indulged in without danger if
those engaged in the sport will exercise an ordinary amount of care. It is well to remember
hat there are a number of hunters out at the
mme time and that everything that moves in the
woods is not a deer.
In another column of this issue will be found
an article from the New York Times on the subject of fuel, and more especially as it affects shipping and other industries. The conclusion arrived at by the writer of the article appears to
be that oil will eventually displace coal as a
means for producing power to drive ships and
carry on industries, and the prediction is made
that in a very short time the demand for coal
will slacken to the extent that both the miner
ind the operator will suffer by a reduction in
price and wages. Naturally this is a serious
question for those engaged in the coal mining
industry and is one that deserves the' most serious consideration of everyone concerned.
In the article referred to the writer places the
onus for the change from coal to oil as a fuel
jpon the miners and other workers in the United States who are on strike. There can be no
doubt that the strike of the miners in the United
States has caused manufacturers and shipping
companies to look about for something to take'
.he place of coal to supply the power necessary
kO carry on their industries, and the consequent
mjury to the coal mining industry must naturally
cause a great deal of concern for those engaged
in the production of coal.
It is, however, a mistake to suppose that the
miners are wholly responsible for the present
ondition of affairs in the fuel situation. The
mine owners of the United States must bear
heir share of the responsibility for the present
:essation of work in the mines, and the sooner
joth sides determine to get together and come to
a working agreement the better it will be for all
As to the permanent displacement of coal by
oil it is safe to say this will only occur in such in
dustries where it will pay to make the change
and where the alterations will make for improvement. In certain industries, notably shipping,
oil is bound to become the source of power because of the greatly reduced space necessary for
its storage and also because of the comparative
ease with which power can be generated, but
there is no likelihood that oil will displace coal
generally. As soon as there is an increased demand for oil its price will go up and if that should
reach the point where it would pay better to use
coal, then another general change would be made,
It must not be forgotten, however, that the
margin between the two classes of fuel rests
with oil. The cost of producing it is considerably
less than is the case with coal, and care should
be exercised that nothing be done to make that
margin any greater. There have been times in
recent years when the competition from oil had
the effect of cutting down the output of the coal
mines, and the workers suffered along with the
operators. There were many districts in the coal
producing areas where the mines were worked
only about half time, and this state of affairs
worked a great hardship on everybody. Of late
years, however, the mines have been kept busy
and there is no apparent reason why they should
not be maintained in this position, if only care be
taken to see that competing industries are not
given an unfair advantage. It would 3eem as
though the price of coal had reached the limit
and still be able to compete with oil in the fuel
market, and it would be the part of wisdom if all
:oncerned were to unite in a determined effort
o keep the price of coal at the point where it
can be mined in sufficient quantities to provide
mployment for the worker at a fair wage and
ut the same time afford the operator a reasonable return on his invested cappital.
A common question heard on the streets
these days: "How many of your pipes are
frozen up ?"
We were taught in school that the Japan current kept the British Columbia coast warm during the winter. If that is the case, it is quite evident some evil-disposed person has succeeded in
damming it up. One is not compelled to stretch
their imagination to come to the conclusion that
the "current" is not just now functioning.
Many a man who had put digging for valuable
minerals behind him can just now be seen busily
engaged in burrowing for the elusive water pipe
in his back yard. It requires all his ingenuity
and a good deal of patience to discover the seat
of trouble, to say nothing of involuntary additions of rather expressive terms to his vocabulary.
Christmas Gifts at
GIFTS that will be appreciated abov e everything else are the practical gifts
of things of every-day use.   Everything displayed where you can readily
inspect the different lines and make your selections.   You are cordially invited to inspect our showing of Holiday Goods, whether you come to buy or not
Dry Goods Department
Novelty designs in black and colored silk
velvet handbags, with sterling silver
frames, from $3,00 to $13.50; also
large variety of flata leather purses,
with numerous compartments and
top or side straps.
Crepe de Chine and Georgette Crepe
Waists in .variety of styles and prices.
A few leading styles are tailored
blouses with convertible collar or
square neck, trimmed with pearl
buttons and pin tucks. Georgette
blouses trimmed with Val. lace on
neck ruffle and cuffs; also beaded and
silk embroidered fronts. Novelty lines
embroidered in delicate shades of fine
wool floss. Sizes from 36 to 44 in all
The newest creations in silk and wash
satin Camisoles, in shades to match
waists; trimmed with filet and Irish
crochet lace; Boudoir Caps in newest
novelties of silk and lace combinations, trimmed with ribbons and silk
New assortment of Christmas Neckwear. Georgette Crepe and Silk Collars in long or short styles; tucked or
hemstitched and finished with Valen-
cienes lace; collar and cuff sets, white
silk poplin and wash satin.
Silk Sweater Coats in sky, black, rose,
Paddy, Copenhagen and lavender;
trimmed with flat silk novelty braid,
also white detachable vestee.
Pure Wool Sweater Coats in plain self
colors, also in novelty combination
colors. Brushed wool scarfs and scarf
sets in ladies', misses' and children's.
Ladies' Black Fox Scarfs and Muffs to
Ladies' Red Fox Scarfs   and Muffs to
Black   Manchurian  Waif   Scorfs   and
Muffs to match in variety of styles.
Misses' Fur Sets in badger and opossum,
scarfs and muffs to match.
Children's White Thibet Washable Fur
Ready-to-Wear Department
Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Skirts in serges
and tweeds, poplins and silks, trimmed with pockets and flat silk braid;
also pleated styles.
Ladies' man-tailored suits in serges,
tweeds and gabardines in advance
Ladies' Silk Underskirts in shot effects
with sheared and pleated trimming,
flower design in fancy satin underskirts; also silkette underskirts with
black and white and novelty colored
flouncings i
Ladies' Tweed and Velour Coats at
popular prices. Special orders taken
for ladies' velour coats in all shades;
guaranteed delivery in ten days.
Special Christmas price i
of, each	
Dress Goods and Silks Department
In our silk departjnent we have all the
wanted lines in the leading shades in
Georgettes; fancy trimming silks,
messahne silks, crepe de chines, fancy
stripes and plaids, Japanese and Chinese silks.
Dress Goods in serges, all wool Bedford
cords, tweeds, cashmeres. Special lines
in light shades in silk and wool mixtures in stripes and novelty design,
suitable for evening wear.
Ladies' Shoe Department
Ladies' black Russian calf, high top,
plain toe, Louis heel      (£10 A A
Ladies' high-top, plain toe Russian calf,
Havana brown, Cuban
heel, at	
Invictus Shoes for ladies in Havana
bfowns, in vici kid with plain toe and
high ttop, Louis heels. (j»-| Q EA
Special priced at     «plO.OU
Patent and vici kid pumps, felt and fur
trimmed house slippers.
Mens' Department
The season's very newest creations.
Never was there so large a range to
choose from as you will find here.
Made of pure silk in the wide end
style. They come in all patterns, plain
effects, fancy stripes and two-tone
shades, put up in special gift boxes;
all prices. Extra special in rich heavy
silk, neat pattern; packed d»Q AA
in presentation boxes....   tP*J«>Uvr
As a prersent for a man you could not
find anything much more practical,
useful and pretty to give. We have
these in silk combination d»Q CA
strrip at, pairr  tPaW.tlU
The latest shapes and shades. The right
styles and best qualities in brown,
navy, black and fawn, from
$4.00 to $7.50
Also a fine range of winter caps.
Gloves of all lkinds are here in vast assortment. They make a very popular
gift. Silk and   fur-lilned   and from
$1.75 to $5.00
Silk Neck Scarfs and Woollen Mufflers.
They come in a variety of colors with
or without fringe; also mufflers that
lay flat and fasten with a dome clasp
Priice...... tpl.Yp to «p4.DU
Fine all wool Sweater Coats, made by
•the popular firm of "Pride of West"
Company, Vancouver; colors maroon,
navy, grey and brown. (PI Q CA
Price    «P10 OU
Also a fine range of novelty knit and
combination sweater coats from $9.50
to $11.50.
Make excellent gifts, comfortable, handy
and useful—assorted patterns. $
December 13,1919.
Building Up of National Mercantile Marine Will Save
Millions to People.
Dominion Will Be Able to Buy
Direct Instead of Through
Commission Houses.
Export Trade Will Expand Enormously When Present Programme Is Completed.
NATIONAL ships of Canada! Will
they ever lie to Canada what the
ships of Great Britain have heen
to the fog-girt dominating islands of
the North Atlantic?
That instinct for tlie sea that has
ever characterized tlie Anglo-Saxon
from remote days when as Viking lie
lirst swept out of the northern Bens
in his rakish, shield-girdled craft, is
once again revivified throughout the
Anglo-Saxon world.
We hear almost every day of the
plans of our cousins of the same seafaring blood to the south, who hope
to wrest the control of the ocean-carrying trade from Great Britain. Canada already has a substantial nucleus
of a national fleet of commerce carriers. Does it mean only that North
America is to enter the carrying trade
on a scale never before dreamed of, or
is Canada to stand side by side with
the old Motherland to keep the old
supremacy within the Empire? Australia is also passing through an interesting period in connection with
her merchant shipping.
England Is small, and an Island,
and all the paths of the seas lie open.
The old Viking strain is far from dormant. The English know the ocean In
all Its moods. They know how to
build vessels that survive. The indomitable Englishman rides his ships
to all points of the compass. As he
goes he trades. A great power, he
draws the wealth of many lands to
his loved home-land In the turbulent
North Atlantic. His vessels both for
trading and lighting grew into the
most formidable fleets In both fields
of activity. Ships made England great,
and ships will keep her so.
Canada's Great Area.
Canada's great area Is equal to
thirty countries the size of the British
Isles, and the population of the whole
area ls only about one-sixth that of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Canada could look Inward for thousands of miles. The ocean paths were
open, but only to the minority. The
majority of Canadians probably have
never seen the sea. Their viewpoint,
like their environment, is Insular, although we could touch one country
almost at all points along a four thou-
sald mile boundary line, That .sort of
a situation produces national thinking only. The International habit does
not come until there are means of
contact with other lands. To all others
we were shut out. One development
alone could give us tlle means of expansion along international trading
lines. That development was a fleet of
ships. Of that fleet—sixteen sturdy
vessels varying between 3750 deadweight tons and 8400 deadweight tons,
In operation between ports in Canada, tho United Kingdom, the British
West Indies, Cuba and South America.
Within a few weeks Australia will he
included in the list. Sailings to other
ports In Great Britain and elsewhere
are now under consideration.
The Canadian federal plan calls for
a fleet of sixty ships having a gross
deadweight of approximately 300,000
tons, They belong to Canadians as a
whole. Canadian Government Merchant Marino Limited Is the name of
the company to operate tliom under
the direction of Canadian National
Alread; -no doubt iiecntiso of the
ships—there is a quickening of interest among Canadian business men in
outside affairs that up to a few months
ago excited scarcely any comment. In
late weeks the West Indies, for example—at least their relation to Great
Britain and to Canada—have occupied
considerable space in the daily grist
to the press. The trade of the West
Indies with Canada has developed Into
an interesting topic in business Canada. That trade at present does not
worry federal statisticians who keep
record of the nation's business dealings abroad, but it has wonderfully
bright possibilities. National ships
have made fourteen voyages to and
from the West Indies. They have carried southbound practically all classes
of general merchandise, and they
bring back tlie goods Canada imports
from those fertile sunny lands. That ls
all very well for a beginning, but in
the future there ought to he, between
Canada and thc West Indies, a development of trading that would make
the present figures appear utterly insignificant.
Trade With West Indies.
The West Indies import approximately $115,0011,000 worth of flour, rice,
salt meats, fertilizers, boots and shoes,
lieer and wine, apparel, haberdashery,
bags and sacks, hats and bonnets,
lard, condensed milk, cornmeal, soap,
butter, wood and timber, hardware,
machinery, dried lish, coal, and cottons, each year. Cottons constitute the
most valuable single group, $7,000,000
being tlie amount estimated yearly;
flour, however is a close second, $6,-
650,000 worth being imported in 12
months. Other large groups are dried
lish, coal, rice, salt meats, hardware,
fertilizers, boots and shoes and woods
and timber.
Of these imports Canada furnishes
less than $4,000,000 worth of bread
stuffs; only $12,600 worth of meat;
$10,000 In machinery! $130,000 in hardware; $11,000 in apparel; $405,000 in
wood; $1400 in boots and shoes; $127,-
000 in butter and cheese; $19,300 in
vehicles; $285 in lard; $145 In hats
and bonnets, and $23,000 in fruit.
The West Indies export normally
goods to the value of approximately
$66,000,000 in one year. The list includes sugar, cocoa, rum, molasses
cocoanut and copra, bananas, chicle,
lime juice, coffee, sponges, gold,
spices, limes, hides and skins, tobacco,
diamonds, salt, oranges, arrowroot,
canned fruit, asphalt, hemp, balata,
rice, mineral oil, vegetables, cotton,
wood manufactures, logwood and extracts.
Canada Imports more than $31,000,-
000 worth of sugar ill a year, and only
$18,000,000 worth of this comes from
the West Indies. She imports $1,500,-
000 worth of cocoa, and gets about
one-third of that from the West Indies.
In molasses there Is a better showing
as our imports are $2,000,000, and
$1,800,000 worth of It comes from the
West Indies. We import $3,800,000
worth of vegetables; $18,000 worth
comes from the West Indies. We Import $169,001) worth of lime juice nnd
get only $6000 worth from the West
Indies. We Import more than $14,000,-
000 of mineral oil and get none at all
from the West Indies. We Import $2,-
250,000 worth of coffee and get only
approximately $250,000 from the West
Indies. We import $70,000 worth of
sponges, getting only $9000 worth
from the West Indies, We import more
than $500,000 worth of spices, of which
less than $40,000 comes from the
West Indies. We Import $4,000,000 of
oranges and grape fruits and get less
than $40,000 from the West Indies.
Canada Will Buy Direct.
There is another aspect of Canadian
foreign trade that will be greatly
modified If not entirely removed, a3
the country's commerce with outside
lands grows by the utilisation of our
national vessels. In Canada we have
been at tho losing end as far ns a
considerable list or imports has been
concerned. Our friends to tlie soutli
have been acting as intermediary.
They have been importing goods from
oilier lands and we have been importing from them. There seems to be no
valid reason why this unsatisfactory
system of conducting business should
go on now that we have the ships to
bring the goods In question from foreign lands to Canadian ports. There is
no valid reason why American vessels
and American railroads and American
brokers should profit out of the handling of these Canadian Imports, if the
our Store next to the Canadian Bank of Commerce, so please call and see our stock of
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Fruits, etc., at special prices.
K.   ABE   &   CO.
Page Five
national ships of Canada can bring
the goods direct to Canadian shores.
As ship owners and operators, Canadians are on the threshold of a vast
development. This will not come suddenly, hut it should be a healthy
(jrowih. The object lesson of the Motherland can always be referred to.
But a flexible fleet of nationally-owned
commerce carriers Is a venture that
has passed the experimental stage.
Canadian producers, Canadian railways, Canadian sailors and Canadian
ports, are all gainers because of the
inauguration of the policy of publicly-
controlled merchant vessels by the
Have you heard our Talking Dolls
.md Animals with real records? Fine
^or chidlren, at 30c. Also the Bubble
Jocks with nursery rhymes at $1.50
per book. *.
Thc Uco. A. Fletcher Music Co.
"Madame Butterfly" lu concert form
was an Innovation that brought forth
favorable comment to tlle Monday
Musical Club of Portland, under whose
auspices this unique entertainment
was provided recently.
General Booth has left London to
visit Salvationists In Switzerland,
Holland and Prance, He will come to
Canada, the United States and then
Uruguayan women between the ages
of 20 and 25 are to have a state marriage dowry of $200.
# K^      SEE   OUR   WINDOWS       "^        iw      SEE   OUR   WINDOWS       "^j ^ j
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland.
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SEE   OUR   WINDOWS       =-££
When you are thinking of a
Christmas gift there is no
more  reasonable store  than
Ladies' Millinery! All to go
at half-price. Come early!
and secure the best.
ANYONE telling you that they are giving goods away these days of high costs, both in raw material and
the manufactured articles, is deliberately misleading you. The best you can expect and hope for isi
VALUE for your MONEY. And this is where we shine above all because of our low rent—half what
others pay—and our keen-cut, economical merchandising enable us to trade on a minimum overhead cost. We
keep no ornamental floor walkers, window dressers, or managers, and no heavy-salaried office staff. We do
all our own managing, buying and clerical work, saving every cent and giving you the benefit. We hold a
large and fine stock of ladies' and children's Ready-to-wear, and we are here to show you:
Ladies9 Department
Hosiery      Hosiery
Fine quality Silk Lisle Hose, guaranteed fast dye,
in black and white only, value 70c. per pair.
35 doz. only of this good quality d»-| AA
hose, to go at 2 pairs for «p AvUU
This dainty and serviceable material is featured
Crepe de Chene Waists
here in models which are amongst the prettiest
we have ever shown. Most of these have embroidered and beaded fronts, and come in the
popular square and U-shape, as well as V-
necks.   Sizes 36 to 42. d»p njr
Sale Price  fPUttUU
Serge Dresses
Pure Wool Serge; sufficient to say that one must
search far indeed for values that surpass these,
having round necks, and square necks, all-
round belt or cord. Each one is heavily em-
round belt or cord. Each one is heavily embroidered in silk, which gives a most alluring
touch to a serge dress.
Prices $16.50 tor*	
All Wool Pull Overs
Plush Coats, exceptional values, $48.00,
To clear at (UQO KA
Sale Price  tp0.u.UU
Bargains in Piece Goods
We offer a wonderufl display of habutai silks,
crepe de chenes, washable satin silks, pongee
silks, taffetas, silk poplin, messaline silks and
stripe silks.
Ladies' Suits
Ladies' Suits in Serge and Tweed, to clear at
25% off.
To the young woman this offering would make a
very wise purchase as these were bought long
ago when prices were low. Al pure wool quality. A beautiful range of colors to choose
from. A special offering.
Sale Price	
Silk and Tweed Skirts
We have a large assortment of skirts for dress
or street wear, in the season's latest fashion,
ranging all the way
Crepe Kimonoes
When thinking of Christmas gift suggestions,
Kimonos should be remembered. They are
very serviceable, and we have a splendid range
of cotton crepe kimonos at verp moderat prices.
Mens' Department
Men's heavy-ribbed underwear,       (grt -| g
Special per garment   <p£ XO
Men's Heavy Working Gloves of fine horse-
Special Price per pair tpX.t/9
Men's black heavy working Shirts &<y PA
Special Price, each   <j).£.t)U
Boys' Ail-Wool Jerseys, verp special. d»-|   Q{?
Sale Price $1.50 and tpl.t/9
That's just what we are doing—makiiiR a hard drive to
hold your patronage.
Won't you help us attain our goal?
Don't be backward, but make a FORWARD I'ASS to (his
establishment, where you'll find what you arc looking for.
Wo have a large stock of
pure white Irish linen centre
pieces, squares, and side-
hoard covers, etc.
KiiiMini: Wool in all similes.
I'cr  Hall
December 13, I9l9.
Miners' Strike
Boosts Oil Fuel
Many Shipping Companies Have
Discarded Old Coal Burning Methods.
One effect of the miners' strike
probably nut foreseen by them or their
sympathizers and helpers is, says the
.New York Times, that it has much
hastened the substitution of oil as fuel
for steamships. Even before the strike
that change was going on as fast as
convenience permitted the laying up
of coal-burning vessels, but it was not
until the strike of the longshoremen
brought enforced idleness on many
ships that their owners felt they could
afford in thla day of high freight rates
to take the time required for putting
tanks in place of bunkers and making
the other alterations which the use
of tbe newer fuel requires.
in recent weeks, however, all the
yards at and near this port where
such work can be done have been full
of vessels receiving the equipment
that will make them independent of
strikes at the coal mines, here and In
other countries. The list of these craft
includes many names of large and
well-known vessels, as well as of many
oihers only familiar in commercial
The tendency toward the use of oil
as fuel for tlie purposes of navigation
has long been marked, aud its present
acceleration will lead to a decrease in
tbe demand for bituminous coal that
will be felt by both the mine operators and the miners, and it cannot fail
to lower both prices and wages, or at
least to prevent them from continuing
to advance. The exhaustion of the
stock of unmined coal will also be delayed by this change, and so certain
well—grounded apprehensions for the
future will be in some degree allayed.
There is significance afloat as well
as ashore in tlie change from coal to
oil as fuel on shipboard, for it results
in tbe abolition of the stokehold, about
the most terrible of all places where
men have been accustomed to work.
The fires of an oil-burning steamer
are kept up, not by large forces of
stokers, whose life is usuually a cruel
struggle with almost intolerable conditions, hut hy three or four or half a
dozen neatly uniformed engineers, using brains instead of muscle, and no
more incommoded by their task than
are the skilled guardians of machinery
on land. They will be men of entirely
different grade from those whose ill-
fortune ft has been to feed the furnaces of ships, and, thanks to the nature of the new fuel, steam wlll be
kept up as much more steadily and
efficiently as comfortably.
There are dangers connected with
oil as fuel, but devices already available and methods already in use make
an oil-burning ship even safer than,
one that burns coal.
Those who are fond of dancing will be given ample opportunity to gratify their tendencies in this line during the holiday season. Arrangements have
been completed for the holding
of dances at tho llo-Ilo Dance
Halt ou both Christmas Eve and
New Years Eve, December 24
and 31, respectively. These affairs will be open to the public
and the admission for gentlemen will be $1.00 while that for
ladies will be confined to the
amusement tax.
Football Smoker.
The members of the Cumberland
Football Club are out with the announcement of a smoking concert to
be held at the Union Hall on the evening of Saturday, December 27, and
preparations are well under way for
one of the best entertainments yet
given in this city. Some startling numbers are on the programme, including
athletic events, as well as musical
number*;. The concert will commence
at !) o'clock and refreshments will be
erved free.
Ladles* Guild to Hold Toa.
The ^Ladies' Guild of Holy Trinity
Anglican Church will hold an afternoon tea next Wednesday from '., to f>
o'clock. It has been decided to have a
stall of fancy articles suitable for
Christmas gifts and the members of
the congregation are asked to contribute aud send their offerings to the
vicarage as soon as possible.
Reserve your Phonograph at once.
Choose it from our present complete
The (Jeo. A, Fletcher Music Co.
Holy Trinity Anglican—There will
be no service in the morning, but the
usual evening service will be held at
7 o'clock.
Grace Methodist—The pulpit will be
occupied tomorrow both morning and
evening by Hev. William Vance, B.A.,
B.D., chairman of Nanaimo district.
St. George's Presbyterian—Services
will be held tomorrow at the usual
WANTED—MEN TO FILL Positions as automobile repairmen and
drivers. Tlie demand for skilled men
lu the automobile business never
was as great as it is at the present
time. We will train you in a short
time with the latest and most up-to-
date method, to qualify and earn big
money in one of the most profitable
and interesting businesses of the
present day. Wo teach automobile
repairing and driving, oxy acetelyne
welding, storage battery repairing
and rebuilding, vulcanizing and retreading on the latest and best
equipment. Thousands of our graduates are now holding splendid positions and never regret the time
spent in training themselves under
our system. If you are Interestetd in
any of the above courses, write for
literature and catalogue. Dept. 53,
Hemphill Trade Schools, Blanchard
and Fisgard streets, Victoria, B.C.
Established over fifteen years, with
branches at Victoria, Edmonton,
Vancouver, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Saskatoon, Tacoma, Wash.,
Portland, Ore. 50-tf
in good condition. For further particulars apply at the Furniture
Store, Courtenay, B.C. 50-2
Notice Is  hereby given  that  I, the
undersigned,  will not be responsible
ior any actions or debts contracted
>y my wife. Flattie G. Munro.
19-4 John Alexander Munro.
4, block 6, Dunsmuir avenue. Tenders may be addressed to Box 298,
Cumberland, up to the end of 1919.
Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 47-4
For short weight in broad, Egbert
Henry  Evans, a  Southampton  baker,
was fined $250.   The deficiency on 12 I
loaves was nearly 1 lb. 14oz.
Pavlo Monte
Shoe Repairing n Specialty.
Our Contract not having yet expired we can still offer
"Old Drury Tea"
65 cents per lb.
Mumford's Grocery
Can you use the Long Distance Telephone between
7 p.m. and 8 a.m.? It so, you can talk for three times
the clay period for the samo cost. Special rates obtain
during the evening hours, and besides you will get more
prompt service, because'the lines are less congested.
Remember, appointments can lie made for any particular time for Long Distance calls. We will have
your party ready at any hour you wish.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
Limited. v
T. E. Bate
Phone 31.
Rapid and Efficient Delivery
ABILITY to fill rush orders is often
. the secret  of   business   success.
Speed—service—reliability — are embodied in the Ford Motor Truck.
It brings the distant surburbs—the
adjoining rural districts—to your door.
You may often arrange to haul return
loads at a profit.
Satisfies your customers and yourself..
One-Ton Truck (Chassis Only) (Ji
$750, f. o. b. Ford, Ontario
Buy only Genuine Ford Parts
700 Canadian dealers and over 2,000
Service garages supply them. ISO
Practical Automobile Mechanic
Cumberland, B.C.
Phone C   .
(Night or day)    °
Oils Urease und Gasoline. Cars Kept In Order by Contract
Any Make of Cur secured on the shortest notice.
SPECIALITY:—A Real Self-Starter for Ford Cars,
fully Guaranteed—The Only Thing—Call and See it.
Don't let your new car fall to pieces—a little practical attention
periodically will keep it to its standard.
Our stock is complete and your inspection is invited.
See our Dolls and hear (hem say "Mama." Toys of all
descriptions.   "Santa" unloaded here last week.
make merry on Christmas Day.
that there is nothing better for a gift than articles that
are useful all the year.
$10.50,  $12.00,  $15.00,  $18.00,
$22.00,  $25.00 and $50.00each
$25.00,  $28.00  and  $35.00each
$35.00,  $40.00
We can furnish your home complete.
Cumberland, B.C.
FORD GARAGE emde & wain
from your cylinders,
carburetor, etc. We
clean out all the carbon
from your engine thoroughly, bo that it will
ruif smoother and give
you no trouble. Bring
your car in and have us
burn out tho carbon and
there lake the knock
out of your motor, ami
Incidentally get more
power on hills.
We boast the best equipped garage machine shop in
British Columbia.   We invite inspection.
We have the most complete stock of accessories—
Tires in Nobby, Goodyear, Dunlop and Maltese, in all
sizes. We have in stock parts for all magnetos and distributers. We have the Tunger Rightfier, the very
latest in storage battery; charging outfits in charge of
a practical electrician who also looks after our starting
and lighting troubles. Absolutely no tinkering and
guesswork, as we have the great Ambu electrical instrument which is mechanically correct.
We have a small arber press for removing small
bushings, etc.; also a 20-ton screw press which will remove any gear without the aid of a crowbar or sledge
We have the reamers to fit all pins and bushings. A
bushing properly reamed to fit will last twenty times
as long as if filed to fit only where it touches and is soon
as loose as ever.
Our lathe and machine room is in charge of a first-
class mechanic. With our shop equipment and stock of
parts we can make a thorough repair which no other
shop in the district can begin to do.
We have now come to the size where we can specialize
in work. We have a lathe man, an electrician, an oxy
welder and spring maker, a Ford man; also another for
large cars and trucks, with good helpers. We are now
thoroughly organized and can take care of any repair
job as cheap and as well as any auto shop in B.C.
All work guaranteed. We are here to stay. We will
treat you right.
Mobile, Polarine, Veedol and Wolf's Head Oils from
pints to barrels.  We buy in carload lots.
Vulcanizing, etc.
FORD GARAGE, EMDE & WAIN, Courtenay, B.C. (/
December 13,1919.
Page Seven
The World Over
Dislocation of hla spine during a
Rugby football match caused the death
of an undergraduate of Jesus College,
Oxford. At the inquest, the chaplain of
Jesus College, said that he was playing
in a college Rugby game. He turned
to pass the ball to the back*-, when
deceased tackled him from behind, nnd
he fell on him. Goddaril groaned and
complained that he had no feeling iu
his legs, arms and chest.
of Sutherland's 10,000 acre estate, has
been sold for *{1,«15,000.
A sleeping baby in a little cart was
forgotten when a woman loft a
Sheffield tramcar the other day. Some
hours later a terrltled mother, who had
entrusted her Infant to a neighbor,
waa overjoyed to have her treasure
restored to her at the tramway's lost
and found office.
Lord Wallscourt, In the London
Bankruptcy Court, said that It was
no fault of his that his creditors had
not been paid. He had never had any
business or regular occupation and
he attributed his failure to his inherited income being insufficient to meet
his personal expenditure.  .
During a thunderstorm in November,
St. Margaret's Church at Ormesby,
near Great Yarmouth, was struck by
lightning. Stone and other material
from the tower were brought down
with the vane and flag staff, and the
leaden roof was pierced. Surplices
In the vestry were scorched, ropes in
the belfry destroyed, and the wheel
A war memorial has been unveiled
In Spencer Park, Coventry. It Ib unique
In that It is a temporary structure of
wood, designed by a discharged
soldier, somewhat oh the lines of the
cenotaph in Whitehall, London. Soon
It is hoped to replace it with a stone
What is a baby in arms? London
taxi-cab owners hold that it is a child
and charge accordingly but the Lord
Chief Justice in appeal haa held that
a baby In arms ls not a child, in the
sense that It must pay half-fare. The
original amount Involved in this expensive litigation was a charge of
four cents.
A plague of seals ls reported from
The Wash, one of the most productive
fishery bays on the east cost of England. As a result Ashing is suffering.
At ebb tide the sand banks are covered
with seals, and their young resemble
flocks of sheep.
A maddened steer, escaping at East
Molesey, fan about the streets and
then swam the Thames to the lawn
of a villa where Garrlck, the actor,
once lived. All night it held possession, imprisoning the inmates, but in
the morning was shot from a houseboat.
Dusky West Africans wlll be disappointed when the S.S. Benin reaches
their coast. Three quartermasters
have been fined heavily at Liverpool
for attempting to carry ammunition
to that distant colony. The merchant
who sold them the stuff without military authorization was lined $500.
The Queen has decided to apply the
funds which formed part of her "silver wedding shower" of gifts to the
provision of a maternity home at
Hampstead, to be temporarily established at Cedar Lawn, North End-road.
Two seamen at Leith quarrelled, on
a tug, over ten shillings. A third sailor
who tried to restore peace was stabbed
ln the breast and died before reaching
hospital. The assailant is held for
Mrs. Ann Surman, of Alma House,
Buckpool, near Brlerley Hill, Staffordshire, who has Just died, would have
been 106 had she lived another week.
She retained ail her faculties lo the
A Leicester youth, sixteen years ot
age, weighs 406 pounds. When two
years old he weighed 42 pounds. His
measurements are: Height 63 inches,
waist 69, chest 65, thigh 38, calf 24,
arm 23.
The embalmed body of Mme. Pattl,
who died at Craig-y-nos Castle, Bre-
conshire, has arrived tn London. Pending the building of a tomb in Paris,
it will remain ln Kcnsal Green Cemetery.
"If an Englishman, I hope he will
repent and return it," says a one-
legged discharged soldier, at Walton-
on-Tliames, whose bicycle, which he
bought with his war gratuity, has been
Edinburgh's rates have been increased this year one shilling and two
pence (28 cents) making them four
shillings aud two pence in the pound.
Of this, ls. 2',!;d. Is levied on the owners und 2s. 11 lid. on thc tenants. In
1014-15 the rule was only 2s. ll)d. The
treasurer suid the Increase was well
below the average of other large British cities.
During a storm of sleet and rain, a
thunderbolt fell and burst at a farm
near fjdny, Aberdeenshire, and considerable damage was done. The
farmer und his family had a narrow
escape, while one of the sons was
stunned. Tlie farmhouse shook and
swayed. Tlie ball of flame broke up
into several pieces aud holes were
bored in the garden wall. The gates
were smashed and many windows
broken. None of tlie stock was Injured.
Tlie Mac-Leans in war were discussed
at a gathering of tlie clan in Glasgow.
Colonel Sir Eitzroy Donald MacLean,
Bar!., of Duart, chief of the Clan Mac-
Lenn, who presided, stated that 3,600
MacLean clansmen had served in the
army and navy during the war, and
that there had been raised In Canada
the MacLean Highlanders, who landed
at Liverpool 1S00 strong. MacLean
of Ardgour (Major A. J. H. MacLean),
who was for a time a prisoner of war,
was at another gathering presented
with his portrait as a wedding gift.
Two seamen belonging to the Scottish steamer, Lucy Ashton, left the
boat at Craigondoran, and took train
for Glasgow, with tlie intention of
spending a recent afternoon in the
city and returning to the steamer at
night. The men did not return, nor
was there any trace of them until the
following Wednesday, when the body
of one wns found ln the water a mile
east of Cralgendoran. No trace of the
other has as yet been discovered.
A daring robbery occurred on the
south side of Glasgow recently. An
Eglinton street jewellery shop
was entered at midday by two men
who struck the jeweller on the head,
carried him to the back shop, tied his
feet together, and left him In a semiconscious state. They stole 25 watches
and about thirty shillings In silver, but
overlooked iu sheer haste a box containing $300 ln notes. They made their
escape without leaving a single clue.
The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Sir
John Lome MacLeod, who has represented Canongate Ward for fourteen
years, Is now retiring. Iu his closing
address he strongly urged that the opposition lo the Greater Edinburgh
scheme ou the pact of Leith and Musselburgh should he withdrawn, in the
interests of the Scottish capital.
Leaving for Canada, Rev. William
Mniison was presented with a cheque
for $1,250 by the Poilockshields East
United Free Church, Glasgow. He has
been appointed a professor in Knox
College, Toronto. Mrs. Mauson was
given a handsome pendant and brooch.
Marooned on a warship was the unexpected experience of several hundred
visitors to H.M.S. Orion, lying at
anchor in Belfast Lough. Late ln the
afternoon, u storm arose and a little
launch, the Blizzard, (a capture from
tho Germans), taking 200 of the guests
home, could not make land. She returned to the warship, and the admiral
and all thc officers gave up their quarters to the ladies of the party. Admiral Nicholson stuyed on deck all
night, and the ship's band played to
keep up the spirits of any nervous
visitors. By daybreak the sorm had
abated aud the visitors left with three
cheers for their hosts the Royal Navy.
At an Inquest in Shoreditch, London,
It was stated that the deceased, his
mother, wife, son and sister, were all
deaf and dumb.
Trentbam, Staffordshire, the Duke
A Belfast postoflice wns entered
early one evening by a masked man
who pointed a revolver at the woman
clerk and demanded "u few pounds."
The elderly postmistress, MrB. Fuller-
ton, and another clerk pluckily dared
the man to fire, and drove him off the
Five Yorkshire Hussars were seriously Injured in the execution of their
duty In connection with the Irish collieries. They were removing explosives from the Castlegnmer coal mines
and burning up refuse when two bar-
exploded   with   tremendous
Three miles from Armagh, a country rector, the Rev. E. A. Foy, was
shot by a man who presented himself
at the rectory door and then made his
escape. The only words he said were:
"I will blow the house up," as he fired.
South Tlpperary council Increased
the tax rate for University Scholarships by one-eighth of a penny to help
those students who need maintenance
vhile pursuing their studies.
James McLoughlin, who died at Kil-
lina, Kalian, Tullamore, was 96 years
of age. He leaves 140 grand-children
and some great grand-children.
The laboratory of Harland and
Wolff, the great shipbuilding firm at
Queen's Island shipyard, Belfast, was
recently destroyed by fire.
The Lord Lieutenant has revcelved a
deputation on the subject of the construction and equipment of Galway
Harbor as a transatlantic port.
A memorial to nineteen members of
Ihe Mariners' Church, Kingstown, who
made the supreme sacrifice in the war,
was unveiled ln that church recently.
After saving 14 people from drowning, George McFerran, himself the sole
survivor of a shipwreck, has died at
Carrlckfergus, Antrim.
Rather than sell their fish at 8s. a
hundred, Baltimore (County Cork)
fishermen, it is stated, threw $15,000
worth of it overboard.
After forty years the old live stock
fair at Monegall, Co. King's, has been
The chief of the Swiss food office
says if the present negotiations are
successful, Switzerland will export
10,000 head of cattle to Italy In exchange for oil cake and other merchandise.
Sweden's linen Industry haB suffered
through lack of supplies, which are
obtained from Russia and Holland. It
Is feared that tbe entire industry will
A dead man on a raft belonging to
the Peking, the Swedish East Asiatic
Company's liner, which has been missing since September 2, haB been driven
ashore on the Formosan coast.
An envelope with two 108 para
stamps with postmark, "1858, Moldavia," was sold for $4800 to a Paris
dealer. Including the luxury tax, the
total price was $5640.
Egyptian tramwaymeu who were on
strike at Alexandria have returned to
work with an increase of 40 per cent,
in wages and an eight-hour day.
A well-known clown, "Footlt," who
owns a bar In Paris, was robbed of
10,000 francs by, It is claimed, United
States sailors who had been drinking
Thet state council of Lithunia comprises forty members, as follows:
Thirty Lithunians, seven White Ru-
theniaus and three Jews.
Laden with wood from Scandanavia,
the Desdemona, 2500 tons, the first
German ship to arrive since the war,
has docked at Antwerp.
New Zealand budget shows a total
revenue of $110,000,000, an Increase
of $10,000,000. The war expenditure
Co June 30 was $315,000,00.
BurglurB are reported to have
stolen six paintings of the value of
$25,000 from the palace of Sans Soucl
In Postdam.
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
B.C. Mm Says T.R.C/. Freed
Him from Rheumatism
and Asthma
Ksmloopi, B.O. "Ui* year I hid 4l*To'
In Vancouver. Recovery left me with bad
rheumatism," writes Mr. Charles Vinhear.
•'Finally I was taken to the General Hospital. I waB there four weeks. A second
attack soon put me In hospital again. This
time I was practically helpless. While tying
in bed I remembered seeing a lot of letters
About a rheumatic cure hanging in a Toronto
'Irug store window. I wrote, staling my
case. I received a large box of T.R.C.'g by
return mail, and though still in hos
pital began using them. In three weeks I
eras up. When I had finished them I felt
absolutely   well.
"A few weeks tiler I tent for two small
boxes as the pains were coming back. When
Ihe T.B.O.'» came I was in bad shape ./ith
Asthma. Hadn't slept for nights without
inhaling herb-smoke. One day's treatment
this time stopped my pains, and to my surprise completely rid me of asthma, and I
havo not been troubled since." If T.R.O.'s
are not sold where you live, write Temple-
ton'B Western Branch, Boi 153, Victoria.
Mailed anywhere for J1.04. Booklet on
Sole agent for Cumberland, A.  H.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
Phone lie
Office:   KINO BLOCK,
Cumberland, B.C.
Sparing |
Your Electric |
Light Bills I
for the months of October and November remember §j
the following facts:               . j||
1. There are three times as many hours requiring j|
artificial light in winter as in summer. §§
2. Previous to daylight saving the average daily m
hours of use of electric light in residences during Oo- M
tober were 4 hours and 50 minutes. s=
3. The average use during November was 6 hours H
and 10 minutes.        - S
4. The repeal of the Daylight Saving therefore added =
another hour each day to the normal increase of No- H
vember over October. |§f
5. This makes 2 hours more burning for each day or =
62 hours for the month.                                                 '   |s
In order to prevent needless complaints the Boston §§
Edison Electric Company prepared a card, reproduction =
of which is given above, setting forth the causes   of m
higher lighting bills in November than October. Ss
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes,| Crockery ware and
General (Merchandise.
HONG CHONO & CO., Bevan.
Our Christmas and New Year's
Stock is Complete
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland andJCourtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-25489
by selecting the shells that
hunters from coast to coast
have proved dependable
under all conditions.
Shotgun Shells
are a doub'c assurance ot
success for the man who
prefers ballistite powder.
Wc also carry a full line of
Canuck and SoTere'ftn Shot-
ftun SIielH and Dominion
Metallic Cartridges — ench
backed by the big " D " trc' ••
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.
Consisting of Watches,
Jewellery, Cut Glass and
Watches from $2.75 up.
Rings from $1.25 and up.
Brooches $1.00 and up.
All the latest Books and Magazines in
stock and arriving.
Watchmaker and Jeweller,
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer   The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water H
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
ine of Pure
Fruit Flavors,
V. WATANABE, Proprietor.
Ladies' and Gents' Suits
Made to Order.
P.O. Box 43.
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.................I,   D.U. Page Eight
The islander, Cumberland, b. c.
December IS, 1&19.
UR STOCK has never been so large and our assortment of goods has never been so complete, notwithstanding the great difficulty experienced in trying to get delivery of new lines for Fall. The Xmas season
is very near, with all it's old-time memories and we extend an invitation to you to pay us a visit, so that we
may help you to make your purchases.
Ladies' House Dresses
Sizes 3G to 44. Made of a good heavy qulity gingham, very atatractive; all round flJO CA
belt; two patch pockets. Price tp£*l)U
Out size House Dresses for extra stout ladies;
up to size 4G. Mach' of good wear- (j»0 FA
ing gingham. Price *PUtt3\J
Ladies' House Dressc.i in extra good quality
gingham; all sizes up to 44. (j*0 '7C
Ladies' Coats
For Christmas week we arc offering a special price on every
Lady's Coat in stock.
Brown Tweed Coat, special comfy, size 138. Price       C?OQ QK
$27.50, for  •$tU>J*UD
Heather Mixture Tweed Coat, size 44. Price C?lO,7 KA
$33.00, for tP^ i •U\9
Heavy Dark Winter Coat, size 18. Price flJ^Q QK
$27.50, for *iJtUO,JD
Wine Color Velour, very nifty, size 18. Price &£) Q Q f»
$27.50, for » $60, JO
Ladies' Waists
The Big Store has always led with its assortment of choice Waists and what more suitable
gift for a lady than one of our chic Waists?
Crepe de Chine, Georgette Crepe and Voile, in
shades of pink, maise, also white.
Our prices are moderate compared to the
value you get.
An Array of Suitable Gifts for
Ladies Camisoles, made of good quality pink
silk, trimmed lttee. Special value, (PO Eft
Pink and White Camisoles, daintily (PO OK
trimmed with good lace, each    Otis.isO
Extra Special Quality Pink Silk Camisoles,
trimmed with a very line lace. (1JQ *7K
Price, each    «DO. I «J
Gossard Satin ferazierios, made oi pink satin,
finished becoming lace. (Pil Off
Price    tDU.eUO
Silk Underskirts, in pale blue, blue fl»/*J AC
and maise. Price   uHJ.i/tJ
Pink and White Silk Combinations, made in
2 qualities. Prices (J-') QfT fl»r nr
crcIi      iDli.VO and iDO. I D
Pink Silk Nightgowns. The quality is good, the
style is very smart, and tho price (PD JTA
is right. Each     «DO.UU
A most desirable fabric and one which
has a great sale at the present time,
owing to its suitability for making
dresses, waists, etc. This also we only
carry one grade in, and advise our customers to buy it rather than the cheaper
makes which are flimsy and do not give
that service which one ex- (jJO P7JT
pects. Our price, per-yard... V«£   I t)
Ladies' Flannelette Nightgowns, made
of good serviceable quality flannelette; good sizes; nothing skimpy
about these. Each—
$1.95 $2.50 $2.95
Pink  Mull Nightgowns, stamped      fl>Q
ready for embroidery   «PO
Pine Quality Nainsook, ready for      (go
embroidery       SO
Pink and White Voile Dressing (pf)
Saccules, stamped        ^*w
Ladles' Crepe Combinations, ready    Q*|
for embroidery        «51
Ladies' Corset Covers, ready for        (PI
embroidery       tDl
Huckaback Towels, ready for em-     (PI
broidery     u5J.
Runner Scarfs, ready for embroidery	
Runued Scarfs, ready for embroidery	
Collar Lags, ready for embroidery 	
Shirt Cases, ready for embroidery 	
Rubber Cases, ready for embroidery	
Boudoir Caps, ready for embroidery	
Tie Backs, ready for embroidery 	
.. 65c
.. 75c
.. 60c
. Vie
.. 7,5c
Blue Bird Table Centres, scalloped edges, made
in three sizes. Prices, each—
r&L.idO) tbl.DU and wZ.itU
Embroidered Scarf Runners, always useful and
acceptable as a gift. (\Sn flJO OC
Price, each    VOL and WU.UO
Afternoon Tea Cloths, hemstitched <PO OF
and embroidered; very dainty....    wO.smsO
Embroidered Tray Cloths. (PI  OfT
Each     iDL.imsU
Linen Table Centres, beautifully embroidered.
Prices (p-j or      (p-i rn
each     fS/L.siit) and uJl.tJU
Chiffon Table Centres, nicely embrold- CA^,
ered, each   ♦JUv
Hosiery     Hosiery
This particular brand of hose is known.all.
over Canada as a first-class grade. Venus
Silk Hose in black, navy,   sand, pearl
grey, dark grey and white, fl»-f   f|(r
all at  «Pl.i70
per pair, which is practically   today's
cost price.
Monarch Knit Ladies' Silk Hose, in tan,
white and black, per d*-!   /?(?
pair  tpJL.09
Radium Silk Hose—In shades of grey,
beaver, cordovan and smoke. (J»-| r7JJT
Special price, per pair  tP 1. I t)
Ladies' Cashmere Hose—The best value
on the market, and most suitable as a
Christmas gift. Today's price QC*,
only, por pair    ifut
Secure a few pairs while they last.
Boys' Duster Brown Hose—The make we
can guarantee to wear   well   and give
full satisfaction; all sizes, per   /?A —
pair  OUC
Ladies' Cashmerette Hose—This line is a
very special one and the value is the
best. The price, per pair, is CA/»
only  DxJL
Boys' All-Wool Avon Hosiery—If you have
had difficulty in getting a pair of hose
, to stand hard wear, try a pair or two of
this line and we feel you will be more
than satisfied. To size 10. AM PA
Price  «P1.UU
We carry a choice assortment of shades in
the following colors: blue (three shades),
pink, Paddy, maroon, navy, grey, purple
and white and black.
The above line we carry only in the best
grade, as we have found it gives the satisfaction one desires. Price (PO QF
per yard  Va-Ut/t)
A very appropriate gift, easily sent per
post. Some very dainty designs* in embroidery and lace. Prices—
95C, $1.25 and $1.50
^fye §o\VLptixnent$
of f()e §>ea$oxx
^HE BIG STORE takes this opportunity of
& thanking their many customers for their
business during 1919 and assures them that the
same service, or better if possible, the same
courtesy and consideration will be given them
during the New Year.
12 sets, four different patterns of English
ware, the kind that give satisfaction.
Price, per set of 97 <UQK Aft
pieces   tPOU.UU
Glassware—Sugar and Cream, d»-| Off
per set  tpX.auD
Toilet Sets—4 Sets only, purchased a long
time ago; good value today for $17.50;
our price, per d»Q ff A
Casseroles, Pie Plates, Bread Pans, Cake
Take no substitute.
Lipped Saucepans Berlin Saucepans
Shallow Stew Pans Preserving Kettles
Windsor Kettles Double Boilers
Pudding Pans Covers
Berlin Sauce Pots Steamer Pots
Fry Pans Waffle Molds
Deep Pudding Pans Seamless Bread Pans
Deep Bread Pans Square Jelly Cake
Turban Cake Moulds Molds
Corn Cake Pans Mullln Pans
Wash Basins Dippers
Pie Plates Trays
Children's Cups Seamless Baking Pans
Meashuring Cups Soup Strainers
Pint Bowls Shallow Bowls
Hot Water Bottles Seamless Palls
Coffee and Tea Salt and Peppers
Strainers Tea Balls
We have just received a very large shipment of above and our prices are moderate.
Xmas Suggestions from Our Grocery Department, as well as Money Savers.
Kill ('llltlSTMAS CAKES
New Season's Shelled Walnuts
New Season's Almonds
New Season's Seeded Raisins
New Season's Seedless Raisins
New Season's Oil Blanche Sultanas
New Seasons Wagstalt'a Cut Peel ln
Lemon, Oronge and Citron
New Season's Dromedary Dates
New Season's Excellsior Dates
New Season's Table Figs
New Season's White Cooking Figs
New Season's    Lyons   1-11). Assorted
Glace Fruits
California Ciaee Cherries
California    Crystalized    Cherries    ln
quarter and half-pounds.
Crystalized Ginger, assorted
Caraway Seeds and Candle Caraway
Seeds .'
Pure Lemon and Gold Extracts
ShelHe's Fruit Colors
Loganberry Juice iu half-pints.
Marsh Grape Juice ln pints
Invalid Port In quarts.
Raspberry Vinegar In pints
Something Good and Hot, O. T„ (lllc
per bottle
Baldwin Apples
Jonathan Apples
Spitzbergen Apples
Newton Plppen Apples
Kings Apples
Grimes Golden Apples
Mackintosh Apples
Japanese Oranges
In quart mason jars and two and four-
pound tins
Libby's Mlncemeal in bulk
Welbey's  Condensed    Mincemeat    In
King's  Quality  Flour,  the  best,  our
price, per sack  !j*'2.i)5
Graham Flour, 7 lb. suck, regular G5c,
for   50c
Quaker  Oals,  regular  lllc, speelal  3
for HS1.00
Robbie Burns Pancake Flour, regular
30c, for -'5c
Paellie Milk, l(l-oz. tins, regular 20c
each, special, 7 for $1.1111
Pacific Milk, baby size, regular 10c,
per doz $1.00
Canned Tomatoes, Royal City brand,
regular 25c, special, 5 for $1.00
Apricots, 1-11). tin, regular 30c, for 25c
Peaches, 1-lb. tin, regular 30c, for 25c
Pride of Canada Maple Syrup, quarts,
for   $1.25
Lowney's Cocoa, regular 35c
Lowney's Cocoa, half-lb. tin, regular
86c, for ,10c
Lowney's Cocoa, 1-lb. tin, regular 65c,
We have Cowan's In same sizes ut the
same prices.
Libby's Olives, 4 oz. plain, regular 2.r>c,
for   15c
Libby's Olives, 8 oz. plain, for 25c
Queen Olives, quart mason jars.... 00c
Stuffed Olives, 4 oz 25c
Stuffed Olives, 9 oz  50c
Grapelade, made from Concord grapes
1-lb. tins : 25c
2-lb. tins 50c
3-lb. tins 75c
Libby's Apppla Butter 25c and 50c
You can save sugar by buying both of
above lines.
Quaker Pork and Beans, each   10c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, regular
20c, now 3 for 50c
Van Camp's  Pork and Beans, large,
regular 35c, now 80c
Pilchard's   "Snow  Cap,  half-lb.  tins,
regular 15c, now 2 for 25c
Ditto, 1-lb. tins, reg. 25c, now 20c
Notwithstanding the great advance ln
teas we are now making a special
effort to give good value. Here is a
leader. About    100 lbs.    tea to he
cleared at, per lb <!0c
To lovers of Coffee there is nothing
like fresh ground coffee. Try our
two leaders:
No. 1 grade, per lb  75c
No. 2 grade, per lb 65c
Everyone uses soap, or should use it.
Note the unrementioned:
Chrystal White Soap, regular 2 for 25c,
special, 5 for 50c
Royal Crown Naptba, 3 for 25c
Gobelin Soap, 3 for 25c
Magic Washing Tablets, 6 In pkg. 25c
Witch Soot Destroyer   15c
Witch Wallpaper Cleaner, per tin 25c
SIMON LEISER & GO. Ltd.  "the big store"


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