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With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
The Islander has made
arrangements to get as
complete returns as possible
up to midnight on Wednesday from all over the Comox district, and these will
be thrown on the screen in
the Ilo-llo as soon as received.
New Screen at Ilo-llo
The patrons of the Ilo-llo Theatre
wlll be Interested to know that the
management ls putting up a very fine
new Gardner Gold Velvet Fibre Screen
at considerable expense, and tills will
be on view for the first time in the
theatre today. This new. screen wlll
produce a beautifully clear picture,
and equal to any ln the largest centres
of the United States and Canada.
To consider the question of how
best Cumberland can meet the appeal
of the Red Cross for relief to the sufferers in the devastated areas of
Europe, a meeting will be held In
the Anglican Church Hall on Sunday
evening commencing at 8.30.o'clock.
His Worship D. R. McDonald wlll
take the chair.
The conditions of disease and distress are terrible, especially when it
is remembered that there are over ten
million children in Europe fatherless
from the war, many thousands of
whom are ln a state of starvation and
disease pitiful in tbe extreme. If you
have any love for God or man ln your
make-up you should do your best to
alleviate the suffering.
Attend this meeting and give your
counsel and  support  to  this  urgent
Capt. Robert Wuddell of Victoria has
recently purchased the Meuchen and
Parkin farm of 134 acres near Cumberland. He has taken the ranch over
as a going concern, having purchased
the entire stock of cattle, implements,
etc. In addition Capt. Waddell has
already re-stocked the farm with some
thoroughbred sheep, and intends keeping thoroughbred stock only.
We notice that "Billy" Mclnnes, the
Independent candidate in the Held, Is
paying a return visit to Cumberland,
and  Monday next will address electors ln the Miners' Hall.   "It's a long
way to Vancouver" and from there to
Cumberland, with present transportation facilities, but the Comox District
---•■— |has   apparently   cast   a   spell   over
appeal made to the whole of the Brit- "Billy" and he wishes to come here to
ishEmplre, and headed by His Majesty 18tay—until   the   votes  are  counted!
the King. There are  other  places where w#
would have thought Mr. Mclnnes
might have found a larger following
than we think he will find here. Had
he, for instance, cast his net at Nanaimo he might have drawn a better
"bag" of Independent opinion, possibly
more distinguished for quality than
quantity, but still a "bag!"
Or, it might be asked, although we
do not wish to seem too inquisitive:
"Has a prophet no honor In his own
country that Mr. Mclnnes has not
taken up the gauntlet in Vancouver,
where he is so well known and the Independent cause would seem to need
the kind of tonic sol-fa that is Mr.
Mclnnes' bass solo?"
Arrangements are practically completed tor the Masquerade Ball to be
held under the auspices of the Cumberland Intermediate and Junior Football Club, on Tuesay evening next ln
the Ilo-llo Dance Hall. Dancing commences at 9 o'clock.
A six-piece orchestra has been engaged and good music ls assured.
Seating accommodation will be provided for everyone, dancers and spectators alike, and the executive assures
everyone a good time.
Competition In all events for the
many prizes Is expected to be keen;
the management Intends to add a few
special prizes to the list already pib-
lished. Tickets are now on sale by the
football boys, and are selling fast. The
tickets in the prize drawing are also
going well; there are numerous prizes
ln this drawing, Including the cushion
top presented by Mrs. Rideout, also a
lady's scarf and tarn donated by tho
Pythian Sisters. The prizes are on
display in Campbell Bros.' store window. On the night of the masquerade
Mr. Geo. Barton will attend to take a
flashlight photo of those in costume,
Immediately after they unmask.
Your Vote For Anderson
Will be a vote for a sound, progressive adminstration.
Cut out the deadwood of stagnation
and high taxes prevailing in B.C.
under the Oliver Government.
Don't waste your vote on petty
candidates-give the man who will
represent you solid support.
Masonic Ball Was Brilliant Success
First   Annual   Hull   (liven   Ily   Cyrus
Chapter Jin. Ill Wus n Brilliant
Success und Sets High Level.
orations   witli   which   the  hall  was
adorned.    The whole of tlie decorations utilized represented Masonic emblems, the majority of them being of
Hit* Royal Arch degrees.
The lirst annual ball given by tlie     |he emblem in the centre of the
officers and members of Cyrus Royal  ,,.,,, calleil ,,„. umversa| admiration,
Arch Chanter No. 10 0. R, ol 11. C, I ,„.ing a w01.k „r art aml elltaillug ,„.
which took pla.-e In (lie llo-Ilo Dance <flB,*te nllills 01, the parl ot those re.
The Grand March started shortly after ten o'clock, followed by a set of
A Victoria concert programme announces thnt a celebrated soprano will
give recitals of operatic music "in
costume." The folks down there are
apt to be prudish, so it's jUst as well.
We do not wish to be unkind, or to
suggest that Mr. Mclnnes is following
a will-o'-the-wisp or leading a forlorn
hope in his peregrinations through
this district. In making these remarks we are merely actuated by a
friendly desire to soften the blow for
him on election day, when the overwhelming Conservative majority Is announced on the screen here.
Rumor says that "Billy's" agents are
scouring Vancouver for the out-of-
town votes of loggers and others who
have been laid off on account of the
closing of camps, etc.   Poor "Billy"!
We wonder how frequently (?) Mr.
Mclnnes would visit this district in
the remote possibility of his .election?
Don't think," "Billy," that all the
fellows- who accept your drinks and
cigars—and you sure know how to
buy 'em, don't you, "Billy"—are going
to vote for you. Oh, yes, you're a good
old scout, but 1
(Reprinted from The Vancouver Daily World)
To the Editor of The World:
Sir,—If you will be so kind as to
grant me a small space In your valued
paper, I will indeed be obliged, as I
am one ot the misguided individuals
who voted for the present government
in 1916.
I hove been following with very
keen Interest the doings and sayings
of various political aspirants, but one
thing above all others which has given
me unbounded satisfaction ls the
wholesale exposure of the Oliver administration in the motter of party
patronage. In 1916 we thought the
McBride-Bowser administration waa
bad and somewhat delinquent In this
respect, but oh, ye gods! when I returned from overseas ln the spring of
1919 I wns still a staunch Liberal, but
believe me, the very name of Oliver
now Btinks in my nostrils. Thank
goodness I waB not dependent upon or
looking for a government job upon my
return, therefore this Is not the cause
of my "change ot heart," so to speak.
But in the matter of appointments and
in the placing of contracts and Insurance, etc., the present government has
been guilty of the grossest favoritism
of any ln our Canadian provinces. It
has been a rank Injustice to the general public and to returned veterans
especially. I could cite case after case
but space wlll not permit. Oliver and
his colleagues have the consummate
gall to go on the public platform and
claim that "80 per cent." of the vacan
cies in the government service have
been granted to returned men. In
\hls estimate every kind of employ,
ment of temporary nature has been
Included and In nearly every ease only
very subordinate positions fcuve been
granted to the veterans. The "plums"
have gene to the "stay-at-homes" and
parly heelers, and in no case has a
returned veteran got a Job worth while
unless he belonged to the ranks of the
falthfnl before the war. Oliver and his
colleagues may think tbey are fooling
the veterans, but we haven't forgotten
that Oliver and IiIb party went on record at the Winnipeg Liberal Convention as opposed to "conscription."
With the frantic appeal of Sir.Arthur
Currle which was read at the gathering, vainly Imploring for men and
more men, still ringing in their ears,
the B. C. delegates, John Oliver, M. A.
Macdonald, Hon. Duff Pattullo and
Mrs. Ralph Smith, callously placed
'party politics" above all other considerations nnd while thc nations were
In the death grapple with the foe of
freedom, they voted against "conscription." It passes my poor comprehension how these 'people can go on
the public platform and claim they are
the friends of tho veteran. Do you
think the veteran Is a fool? In fnct, It
actions speak louder than words, I
would say they rather leaned to the
'slacker,' provldod he Ib a good party
heeler; because you will see any day
a goodly number of that sleek and
comfortable fraternity holding down
good government jobs all througli thc
Oliver's various schemes for the settlement of the veterans will go down
In history as a glaring example of Indifference and Inefficiency, and ln cloning I would strongly appeal to all
veterans to join forces on election day
nnd end this inglorious autocratic and
self-seeking Oliver machine. ' Wc
smashed the "Boche" machine, now II
Is up to us to send Oliver and his
bunch back to the farm.
Yours very truly,
Moss St., Victoria, B.C., Nov. 13.
Hall on Thursday evening wns tlie
most brilliant and successful ball ever
held on this part of the Island.
Fully three hundred Masons and
wives and friends were present, many
coming from outside points to attend
the function.
The display of many exquisite gowns
and their various hues formed a magnificent spectacle as. the radiant
dancers took part ill the Grand March.
Such a show of beauty and artistic
designing has never been surpassed in
the history of Cumberland.
Adding to the gorgeousness of tlie
many handsome dresses worn by the
ladies wero the sashes and beautiful
Jewels worn by the Masons, some
members of very high degree being
The most striking feature of the
ball were the many magnificent dec-
Lancers, which gave splendid display
I to the brilliant scene. Dancing was
kept up until nearly four o'clock,
everyone having a very happy time.
The catering for so large a number
of persons at supper was rather ambitious, and some delay ensued consequently, but the dancers took the unavailable wait in good part.
Sunday next is the last trip of the
S.S. Charmer on her present run, as
she is being taken off to undergo alterations to permit of coal being used
for fuel. The S.S. Tees may be put on
the run in the meantime.
Why Pin Going To Vote For Anderson
Heard generally:   The man In the | unjust
street (that matters), nays, "I'm goins
to vote for Anderson because he's the
best man and the best candidate Ior
this district."
At the Municipal Oillce: "Wc are going to vote for Anderson because he
has promised, if returned, to help reduce our financial burden, and we
know that Anderson's word goes!"
At the stores: "We're all going to
vote for Anderson because he's a business man first, last aud all the time;
because he's a successful business
man; because it's a business man we
want; because Anderson will do his
best for this district along business
lines, iu a business government. We
want Anderson because Anderson
means business!"
On the (bad) roads: "We're going to
vote for Anderson because we want
Roads, not ruts and sluices; because
we want to get what's coining to us
out of the thousands paid to the Oliver
government. Of course we'll vote for
At the logging camps: "Vote for Anderson? O' course we'll vote for Anderson, an' the helpin' hand to the
small man—hand logghY an' every
man a chance to shiver his own timbers! An "Anderson for your Oliver"
for me!"
On tlie farm : "We're going to vote
for Anderson because he's a square
man and has promised us a square
deal—a thing we've never had from
the Oliver government. We'll vote lor
Anderson because he'll see that the
Conservatives gives us the money and
the powder we need to get our heads
above .water, und won't pick our
pockets, as Oliver did!"
At the Police Station: "Vote for
Anderson? You bet! Because Anderson and tho Conservative Government
mean a decent liquor law and a chance
for a mere ordinary policeman (not r.
demigod) lo do his duly without fear
or favor, hypocrisy or tyranny."
Heard elsewhere: "We'll vote for
Anderson and a decent liquor law because we're sick of Die hypocritical,
ml vicious prohibition regime
of the Oliver government, and the
crime, scandal and waste of our money
resulting from it."
Heard at the Mines: "We'll vote for
Anderson and the Tories because wo
believe Anderson's a man of his word
and we want lo give him a sporting
chance to help us, which the Oliver
outfit never did. Vote for Anderson
and Safety First!"
By the fireside: "All the women, of
course! will vole for Anderson—not
"John Anderson, my jo, John!" but
W. E., our member to be,
Who has promised to cheapen
Our rates and our tea,
And  to give us a pension  for baby,
oh, gee!
(No! he didn't say that nt all on the
Q. T.!)
But he said that the Tories
.Meant business, so we—
Why, of course, we're all
Voting for Anderson!
The Canny Scot: "Who're ye going'
lo vote for, Sandy?" "Me? Aw, Ah'ni
jist votin' for Anderson." "Ye are,
are .ye? Whit for?" "Aw, jist because !"
Because: Anderson stands for a
square government, a square man and
a square deal.
Because: Anderson stands for Ue-
ductlon of Taxation; Development of
Natural Resources; Loans to Farmers;' Belter Roads; Decent Liquor
Legislation; Economical Administration; Care for the Bights of Labor.
Women. Public Needs and Institutions; Better Education; Better Everything!
The Conservative governmen! "made
good" before. Give Anderson and the
Conservatives a chance to make good
again. They can't do worse thun
Oliver, can they?
Eighty Per Cent, of Electors
Go To Hear Anderson
(By Tologrupli- Spcclul to The Islander.)
CAMPBELL RIVER—Saywood turned out en manse on Monday to hour W.
I?. Anderson, the Conservative eondldate, appeal to Ihe electors for his vote
and Interest. Many women walkciUmiles through .Stewart's mud roads to
attend, there being nearly 8(1 per cenffof the electors present.
The meeting was most enthusiast!*! for Anderson anil a vote of thanks to the
speaker was passed,   lie made a splendid impression by his business manner.
This meeting wns a sharp contrast to one held by Stewart the other day at
which there were three Conservatives aud four late Liberals present.
.Menzles and Mclnnes both visited this illstrlcl but received such poor encouragement that they held no meetings. Sentiment north of Campbell Itlver
is strong for Anderson. *
SAYWARD.—There were ovcr one hundred voters present al a Conservative meeting bold at Green Polnl when W. E. Anderson and (.'apt. Bndacott
addressed the electors. Thus. .Venules was present and was given twenty
nii.ules to speak in.   There is no hope whatever for liiiii In this locality.
.The Stewart stock is particularly low in this locality. Tbe whole district Is
practically solid for Anderson.
Better Treatment
To Municipalities
City Council Sends Petition to
All Candidates Asking Their
Aid in This Respect.
At the meeting of the City Council
m Monday evening, in the absence of
Mayor Dr. R. McDonald, who was In
Jisposed, Aid. C. J. Parnham occupied
che chair, Aid. J. C. Brown, Thos
Bannerman, Fred Pickard, J. Thomson
md City Clerk Mordy also being in
Aid to Municipalities.
Communications were received from
ihe city of Kelowna and the Victoria
■teal Estute Exchange looking to better llnancial treatment for municipalities at the hands of the government,
md proposing that candidates for election be asked to state their views in
this connection. The Kelowna proposal was endorsed and copies of a
petition setting forth reasons for better treatment and asking candidates to
pledge themselves to assist along this
line, have been forwarded to each of
the political aspirants in the Comox
Electoral District.
Insurance on City HaHdings.
Communication was received from
the agent regarding the renewal of insurance on the city buildings. The
rate is ?UU for $200 Insurance for three
years. The matter was left In the
nands of the Mayor and City Clerk to
attend to.
Bills and Accounts.
The following bills and accounts
were before the Council:
T. E. Bate  $1.26
Electric Light Co  $64.74
Electric Light Co., city offices.... $5.36
Union Water Works $6.80
Electric Light Co., lamps, sockets and
other fixtures .?. $16.40
Wm. McLellan & Son, painting three
guns   $16.00
Six gallons gasoline $3.00
These accounts were referred to the
Finance Commflle for approval.
Numbering Buildings.
Samples of number plates were received from an Eastern house. The
aldermen viewed favorably the question of numbering tbe buildings of the
city, and the City Clerk was instructed
to write for prices.
Vote of Thanks to Band.
The Council unanimously passed a
vote of thanks to the City Band for
their services in connection with the
niistice Day.
Aid. Thomson reported that several
drains and gutters needed Beeing to
in order to avoid serlouB trouble in
case of more heavy rains.
Court of Revision.
At the next meeting of the Couucll,
on November 6, the members of the
Court of Revision will be appointed,
and tbe court will sit on December 10.
Tuesday next is the last day In
which agents of corporations and
holders of agreements of sale can
register on the City VoterB* List.
Care OfJThe Teeth
School Pupils of City Taken to
Ilo-llo to See Fine Picture on
Preserving of Teeth.
On Tuesday the pupils of the High
aud Public Schools were taken to the
llo-Ilo  Theatre,   where   a   film   was
shown illustrating modern inelhodB of
preventing dental decay.    Pictures of
the "right way to brush   Ihe  teeth
etc.. and of a dental clinic in a Michigan city were sliowu.   Hero the pupils
re tnugbl how lo masticate, and the
xcellent work done by tlie nurse Intruder wus much appreclatod hy the
PrevioUB to the show the pupils were
given lessons on II16 subject, "Cure ot
tbe Teeth." Tbe shows was under the
auspices of Ihe School Hoard, who provided the bull.
Editor Islander.—On going to the
show on Saturday last with the intention of seeing the extra special comedy
"Grim Trials of the South." as advertised lu The Islander, we had to return home disappointed, as It was not
shown. Easy money for tbe Cumberland picture house people. This is not
the first time the comedy lias not been
shown ns advertised. Please insert
this lu next Saturday's Islander.
[In publishing thc above letter,
which Is unsigned, we are making an
exception to our rule for the benefit of
our subscriber. It Is very essential
that any letter Intended for publication should bear the writer's signature,
not necessarily for publication.
We submitted this "kick" to the
management of the ilo-llo. who inform
us that, although "Urini Trials" was
advertised in The Islander lo appear
on Saturday—In all good faith by the
management of the llo-Ilo Theatre
and the Film Exchange—yet it was
not billed on tho "hand bills" distributed on Saturday, the duy of the
show. It should be understood that
the advertising for the Ilo-llo Theatre
ln The Islander is made up several
days ahead of the showing dnte. and
in some cases tlie films do not arrive
on time, nol through any negligence
on the pari of Ihe local exhibitor or
the film exchange, hut owing to the
fault of some exhibitor at a distant
point, who has failed lo send the film
The management regret having
given Subscriber tho "Grim Trial" of
this disappoinment, but possibly he
has trials enough, without going to the
screen for them.—Editor.)
Mr. Stewart'** .Statements Concerning
Life-Station Corrected.
Editor Islander—When giving an account of bis stewardship for the past
four years at a recent meeting held at
the Miners' Hall, Cumberland, Mr.
Hugh Stewart, referring to bis efforts
In connection with this district, stated
that he had been instrumental in having a Ltfe-Savlng Station established
in Cumberland for tbe Comox Mines.
According to Mr. Stewart, this glorious piece of work became a fixture
during the first year of his representation, and was evidently regarded by
him as the most prominent of bis
achievements for the benefit of Cumberland, as It was given lirst place In
his speech.
As a matter of fact, Mr. Stewart did
iP  -..~  not appear iu this matter, but a depu-
placlng of tfieTVar Trophies on Ai— totlon from the Medical Hoard waited
upon the Hon. William Sloan, Minister
of Mines, during bis visit to Cumberland in the early stages of the present
administration, when the government
was Induced to take what might be
called "a paternal Interest" In the
Mine Rescue Station of the Canadian
Collieries tDunsmulr) Ltd., and appointed a caretaker. This Is the only
change that has beeu made in regard
to tlie Station at Cumberland during
Mr. Stewart's term of olllce.
The Mine Rescue Station, far from
being non-existent, as one might have
supposed from Mr. Stewart's statements, previous to being taken over
by the government, had been built, operated and maintained by the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., for
the safety of Ihelr employees, and was
erected near No. 6 Mine, the centre for
Nos. 4, 5 aud 7. Thc huilding, I understand, has not actually changed ownership, the administration of which
Mr. Stewart is a representative merely
paying a nominal rent therefor und
maintaining a caretaker.
Mr. Stewart's efforts, if be lias put
them forth, have not been successful
In procuring for the Cumberland Llfe-
Savlng Station the most modern appliances, the apparatus today being of
tbe same type tliat was in operation
four years ago. Nanaimo and Fernie,
ou tlie contrary, both bad the latest
modern equipment Installed by the
proviiu/jtil government over eighteen
months ago.
It would appear, therefore, from tbe
above, that instead of credit coming lo
Mr. Stewart in this regard, our member bus conspicuously failed iu doing
his duly.
Nov. II-Clayburn coastwise; Hulk
No. 100, Vancouver; Prince**** Royal,
Nov. 12—Daisy, Active, Beatrice,
Nov.   13— Tyndureus.  Seattle;   Coutil,
Dauntless, coastwise.
Nov. 14—Flyer Scow, New Westminster; Chemainus, coastwise.
Nov. 16—Glenboro, Moonlight, coastwise; Latouche, Alaska.
Nov. 17—Marralon, Anyox; Equator
and scows, Seattle; Westham, Peerless, coastwise.
Nov. ID—Mydmldon, Seattle.
Nov. 20—Shamrock, coastwise; Wai-
hora, Wellington, New Zealand; Wireless, coastwise.
Nov. 21—Olive M., Annacis, coastwise.
Nov. 22—Jessie Mac, coastwise.
Nov.   23—Melanope.   Moresby,   Vancouver;    Gleeful,    Active,   coastwise
J. C. Potter, Ocean Falls.
The Women's Auxiliary "f Holy
Trinity Church Intend holding an af-
icrnoou lea iu the Church Hall on
Wednesday. December 8. There will
he u table of fancy articles on sale,
many of them suitable for Christmas
The Cumberland Hums Club wlll
hold u meeting Ibis evening at 8
o'clock In thc K. P. or Fraternal Hall,
when a paper will be read on the Life
of Robert Burns.
Light refreshments will be served
and thc evening spent in songs and
recitations of the poet.
All members are requested to attend
and new members will be enrolled. It
Is hoped that all lovers of Bums and
his works wlll avail Ihcmselves of
this opportunity.
Miss P. Rose, Lady Superintendent
of the Nanaimo Hospital, announces
that the hospital Is lu need ol Probationers. fwd
November 27, lJ)2d.
Published every Saturday morning at Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE Manager and Publisher.
BEN H. GOWEN Editor.
W. E. Anderson, the Conservative candidate, who resides
at Quathiaski Cove, the centre of the Comox Electoral District, has during the past week been visiting various portions of the district, delivering addresses to the electors.
His tour throughout has been very successful and he has
created no small amount of enthusiasm in the Comox
Valley aud logging camps that he has visited. Although up
to three weeks ago he was not very well acquainted with
the southern portion ot the district, Anderson today has
made himself known to such an extent that even the most
prominent Liberals of the district admit that his election
is assured. Indeed, Anderson's popularity as a candidate
is gaining ground every day. and with astonishing rapidity,
not only among the Conservatives of the riding, but also
amongst those who formerly voted Liberal.
The swing of the political pendulum was indicated when
the present administration was returned to power In 1916,
largely through the votes of the Conservatives. The province needed a change. They got it and this administration was given as fair a chance as they could desire to make
good; but after four years in office they have been tried
and found wanting. Now the pendulum has inevitably
swung in the other direction. The people again want a
change, but it has to be a progressive one. Disgusted with
the present state of affairs they are ready to go to the
ballot-boxes on December 1st to vote for a Bane administration and tfie establishment of a business government.
Mr. Anderson will be a representative of that government. He stands for aid to the municipalities, for reduction in taxation and economy in administration. He will
advocate the opening up and development of the natural
resources of this wonderful province, which have been
lying entirely dormant and under reserve during the Oliver
A vote for Anderson means that we will have a business
man representing this district. He stands ready, if elected,
to assist the farmer in developing and clearing his land by
money loaned at the lowest possible rate of interest. If
elected we feel sure that Mr. Anderson will do his best—
and we believe his best will be very good—to assist those
who need assistance In opening up the district, and will
put forth every effort to attain the objects In view. He
has been successful in his own business affairs and we
senting the interests of the electors of this district.
Mr. Anderson will also put forth his best efforts for the
Immediate relief of the returned soldiers and will seek
assistance for them financially. What has the Oliver ad
ministration accomplished for the returned soldier during
the past two years? True, they have placed the returned
man on the land and left him there In distress. The
Soldier Settlement at Merville, a few miles distant, is a
disgrace to the Oliver government and the representative of
this district, Mr. Stewart, and we have every reason to
believe that this Is a fair sample of other soldier settlements
throughout the province. There Is dissatisfaction on every
hand. Stewart has made no attempt to seek relief for the
men at Merville, although It Is hard to believe that he
could not have done something towards obtaining lor
them the help they needed. At least he might have raised
his voice in their behalf, but all that, Stewart has done
has been to remain silent In the hour of need.
Mr. Anderson is known throughout his own end of tlie
Island as a man of his word. What he says he does; so
that we have every reason to believe that a promise from
Mr. Anderson means BUSINESS—it will go into effect or
he will know the reason why.
Mr. Anderson further promises that he will support any
measure that will improve and make more cordial the
relationship between employer and employee. That means
harmony, peace aud a satisfied community.
A vote for Anderson will render assistance to the hospitals, greater assistance to the public schools and education, and the small municipalities may receive a portion of
the taxes that are now finding their way into the provincial treasury.
Several months ugo it was generally conceded that Hugh
Stewart, on account of his inefficiency as a representative,
would never seek re-election in the Comox district; in
fact, It has been said that he was finished. Mr. Stewart
was never cut out for a representave of the people—and
we believe Mr. Stewart knows tbat.
If the Oliver government has been able to borrow
$27,536,000 from 1916 to the present date, the Conservative administration must have left the credit, of the province in good standing. The Liberals will tell you tbat
the province was ruined when they went Into power. That
statement doesn't sound ln order to the ordinary business
Tbe Liberal administration spent $18,000 of your money
to audit the books of the Conservative government, who
spent $103,000,000 In thirteen years. The Liberals with all
their paid experts were not able to find one dollar that
have every confidence that he will be successful in repre-iwas misspent.
An Explanation That
Does  Not Explain
The reply of Premier Oliver at New
Westminster to the charge that his
government had refused to co-operate
with the Imperial government In opening up the oil-lands ln tbe Peace River
district, was at wide variance with the
The facts are clear. To ensure what
is now vital to the Empire, namely, an
oil supply, the Imperial government
acquired sixty per cent, of the stock of
the Anglo-Persian Oil Co., Ltd., the
famous developers of the oil areaB of
Persia. To explore for oil in other
parts of the Empire a subsidiary company, the D'Arcy Exploration Co., Ltd.,
was formed. The whole of its stock is
held by the Anglo-Persian Company
and it is thc medium chosen by the
Imperial government to conduct preliminary examinations and negotiations for oil territories which may be
desired by the Imperial authorities
within the Empire.
Its representative in Vancouver was
Mr. C. F. Law and he applied to th»
Provincial government for the right of
exploration for two years and of drilling for three years over an area of one
hundred aiid sixty miles square. At
the end of that period the ground required was to be declared and one-
eighth of all oil brought to tbe surface
turned ovcr to tbe province of British
Columbia. Tills application was "Steadily refused hy the local government.
Mr. Oliver's explanation is threefold. He says; "We never had an oil
request from tbe Imperial government." lie goes on to declare: "If tht
British government wants our oil
fields let it write to us and we will
answer." lie adds: "The day is past
when we give our mineral, timber and
oil wealth to promoters and pay them
a bonus to lake it away; we want it
for ourselves and generations to
home government bore to the parent
and subsidiary government.
The Premier's third statement that
the day had gone when we would give
our oil wealth to promoters and pay a
bonus to take It away ts a pure piece
of political bounce and claptrap. The
fact was the company asked for nothing excepting some protection In exploring the field and the privilege of
giving back to the province one-eighth
of all oil recovered. The feeble
answer of the government was that It
proposed to explore for Itself and
thereupon voted a pitiful appropriation of a few thousands dollars for
some survey work.
The result was to delay active work
there Indefinitely, to give a great advantage to the Standard Oil Company,
who are already busy in the adjoining
province, nnd to rudely rebuff the
home government. No one will benefit
but an alien company; our own province and our own Empire are both
mode to suffer In what should be a
great concern ot its government.
The D'Arcy company did not go
about the matter in the approved way.
Tbey did not see the right people.
They adopted the straightforward
British way and went straight to the
government Itself. And the province
and the Empire accordingly suffered
All this is provoking enough. But it
is intolerable that in the light of these
facts the Premier should have the
hardihood to make statements so misleading, and claim a vigilance in the
interests of the province which is the
reverse of the facts. Any enthusiasm
for Imperial Interests, of course, the
public has long since ceased, to expect
from this government.—Vancouver
What Prominent
People Say
"I believe that there is not one man
in the government who can tell you
what the balance of trade of the province Is. The Minister of Railways ls
a farmer. The Minister of Mines is a
dry goods merchant who went to the
Yukon end found some gold In a creek.
Since his return he has not done £ tap
of work except to shoot and fish:* The
Minister of Public Works is a doctor.
I don't know how the people of the
province stand for It.—J. A. Cunningham, President of the B. C. Manufacturers' Association.
"Where was the Oliver government
In 1918? It moved neither hand nor
foot to help reinforce the boys at the
"As a government it has achieved a
record. It has broken every pledge of
1916.—G. H. Cowan.
If we could buy Oliver at tbe
Jury's valuation of 25 cents and sell
him "at his own valuation of $50,000,
and we could repeat the operation
several times, we could recoup ourselves for the P. G. E. transaction."—
Senator J. D. Taylor.
The facts do not bear out tho
Premier's statement in a single particular.
With regard to the first, the complete answer Is furnished iu a telegram received after the government
had hedged and delayed tbe matter for
weeks. It was a cablegram dispatched
by the Imperial government Itself and
formally sent through the Governor-
Qeneral.    It Is as follows:
(Copy of telegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonics to His
Excellency the Governor-General of
"London, March 13, 1920.
"D'Arcy Exploration Company negotiating through representative Vancouver for prospecting licence to
search for petroleum over considerable area eastern portion of British
Columbia. His Majesty's Government
would appreciate any assistance which
can in all circumstances be given company wliieh Is subsidiary of Anglo-
Persian Oil Company.
"(Signed) Secretary of State for the
The electorate can judge, in view of
this cablegram, how much truth is in
the Premier's statement that he never
had an oil land request from the Imperial government, or how much sincerity thero Is In his claim that, "If
the British government wants our oilfields let It write to us and we will
Nearly a month earlier Hon. Mr.
Oliver had been appraised of all these
facts In a letter from .his Agent-General, Mr. F. C. Wade, who explained to
the, Premier the Intimate relation tU«(alt*
"I heartily congratulate my opponent and wish liim a most successful
I  wish   I  could   personally   thank
ovcry one who voted for me."
"My friends feel worse over my defeat than I do."
'No one can say but what 1 made a
clean campaign."
"I'm not the least bit sore, for I
realize that It's all part of the political
"I am Just ns well pleased as If I
had won, for now 1 can give full attention to my business and get acquainted with my family."
"My record Is an open book, and I
have done nothing of which I am
"I shall not hold spite against those
who voted for my opponent."
"I am content to bow to the will of
the people."
"All hall the winner! I shall do
everything In my power to be of assistance to him, and shall ask my
friends to do the same."—"Lite."
Mr. Geo. H. Cowan, speaking at an
overflowing meeting at Port Hammond, admitted that he was an insurgent at the election in 1916, when he
was convinced that a change of government was necessary. How the
pledges made at that time by tlie Liberal government had not been carried
nut were told to the audience in a telling manner. Tbe promise to abolish
patronage, reorganize tlie educational
system, probe into the P. G. E. and tho
linking up of the trunk roads were
millstones that were now hanging
around the necks of the Oliver administration.
The feature of Mr. Cowan's address
was his condemnation of the stand
taken by Mr. Oliver and his party in
opposition to the Military Service Act
of 1917. With few exceptions, the Liberals at Victoria allied themselves
with Quebec In tbe fight to prevent reinforcements being sent to tlie sorely
tried troops in France, ln his capacity as an official administering the
Military Service Act, Mr. Cowan stated that at any time he was lu Victoria
be wus looked upon ns a disturbing
element trying to pry some of Hie sons
of these Liberals away from their
peace occupations to assist Canada
overseas. This was the chief reason
why he had returned to the party fold
with hundreds of other Liberal Unionists.
Tailor (concluding measurements^
How about the hip-pockets—er—pint
or quart?
Us—A quart. Pint in each pocket.
Those Indians that swapped Manhattan Island for a bottle of whiskey
didn't make such a bad bargain after
In Vancouver 97 per cent of the
returned men will not support the
Oliver Government because it did not
support them when there was a national cry for assistance in 1917. Not
one soldier In Creston or Merville is
satisfied with his treatment by the
government. None have clear title to
their land and none can pav for it in
20 or 100 years.
"In face of the government's administration of the Prohibition Act, can
the people trust it with the handling
of tho Moderation Act?—J. R. Grelg, a
returned soldier.
If a man never has anybody to tell
him what he would do In his place,
he is friendless.
next week for
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during that period the amount of such reduction.
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November 27, 1920.
Paper read by Mr. A. J. Taylor at the meeting of the Canadian Collieries St.
John's First Aid and Mine Kescue Association, November 7, 1920,
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen—
The text of this paper which I am
about to deliver to you may seem a
little out of the ordinary, but I personally maintain that it is something
we should alt try to understand.
We meet in this room to discuss
Safety First Methods, and those of us
who feel inclined, practice first aid to
the injured and mine, rescuo work,
but do we ever stop to think that if
we must be successful iu any of tills
work we muat to a certain e.\tent understand what our material body is
composed of, or lo come to the text of
this paper, understand a little of "The
House We Live in," and if possible try
to prevent any harm or disease entering it.
Qentlemen, no mutter what sphere
of life we may be engaged in, it is
absolutely imperative that we upply
all the Safety First Methods we know
of, or can educate ourselves into, to
prevent the house we live in from
The House We Live In.
However strange it may seem to
you, no one has at any time seen even
his dearest friend. All that is visible
to the mortal eye is the wonderful
house in which the real person lives.
And wonderful it truly is—wonderful
in the beauty of its outline, wonderful
ln the framework upon which this
outline depends, wonderful iu the parts
which clothe the framework and enable the person to move about so
It is wonderful the provision that is
made to supply the waste which is
constantly going on in the manner In
which a nourishing material is prepared and the way in which this nourishing fluid is constantly being purified to keep the parts of this wonderful house in good condition."
The Mind.
The mind is "The man of the house."
In what part of the house it dwells we
do not know, but it controls the body
through the brain. The brain, as1 most
of you know, is situated in the skull
and is connected with all parts of the
body by the myriads of little nerves
which form a telegraphic system conveying information to the brain and
carrying orders from the brain to all
parts of the body.
No sound is heard, no act performed,
no word is spoken, nor even the
slightest movement made by any part
of the body without an order from the
brain. Thus the expression of the face
and the little acts or words which ornament or mar the moments as they
speed along, indicates the nature of
"the man of tho house," aud we learn
lo love and admire him or we keep him
iruin our company.
The Bones.
The bones so wonderfully Joined together supply tlie framework of the
house aud give It Its general* outline.
Some of the bones are to protect the
most delicate vital organ, while others
are so hinged together that they are
used in performing the wishes of "the
man of the house."
Being composed of many parts the
skeleton is stronger than if it were
composed of one bone, or even ol a few
hones, and at the same time the body
is able to assume many graceful positions, aud perform the most delicate
acts. Every movement of the body is
produced by the action of some part of
the great muscular system which
clothes the framework ot tlie house.
This system is composed of bands of
minute strands of fibre which contract
or release in obedience to the brain,
and being attached to the bones by
tendons they produce motion or action.
Tlie health, the strength and
growth of each part of the body depends on its being exercised or used;
each act therefore tends lo strengthen
the muscles, but strange as it may
seem it does this   by wearing   them
away and having them renewed.
The Circulation.
The work of renewing the house we
live in is constantly being carried on
by means of a wonderful network 0.1
passages which carry nutriment to
every part of tlie body.
This network is so dense that W6
canned pierce any part of our body
even with 'the finest needle, without
coming into contact with a branch of
the system and letting out some of its
fluid, which as you kuow is called
The blood is sent'out from the heart
and contains all the Ingredients neeesi-
aary to build up every part of the body.
It comes to the heart laden with waste
matter and other Impurities, it is
then sent to the lungs where it gives
up its impurities to the air, and taking
lu a fresh supply of oxygen from the
air, it returns to the heart to be sent
again throughout the system while
the air now impure is breathed out ot
the body.
This process of renewing the tissues
of the parts of the body is a chemical
change, nnd like all other chemical actions it produces heat. This animal
heat is constantly being produced, distributed and regulated, so that a person in health lias the same tempera-*
tine day and night, summer and winter, and iu ull climes. As soon as this
temperature rises we know lull well
there is disease in some paft of tlie
system and tliat the "man of tlie
house" is making extra efforts to protect his home and needs outside help,
namely the doctor.
Whether we sleep or wake, the work
of purifying the blood should be going
on iu the lungs. The air, so pure und
sweet when inhaled, is foul aud deadly
when exhaled. It is then carrying the
impurities it lias received out of the
system, anil has then lost its purifying
power, if rebreathed it does not
cleanse the blood, and ii continued to
he breathed serious results will follow.
Every effort should lie made to ventilate our rooms, furnishing a good
supply of pure lite-giving air which
the Creator thus supplied so abundantly ami so freely.
As   the   blood  is  constantly   being
used to renew- the parts of the body
the supply of blood must be replen<
ished constantly. For this purpose the
food we eat is mysteriously digested as
it passes through our system, aud the
nourishing part is absorbed and
changed into blood. Any substance
which we take ii^o our system and
which can be digested and changed into blood is food.
Tims we see—
1. That the purpose of the body is
to act.
li. Tliat the actions are performed
by muscles.»
4. That the muscles are renewed by
the blood.
'I. That the blood is purified in the
lungs and other parts.
5. That Ihe blood is replenished
from the food.
ti. Lastly, that all is controlled by
the brain.
As we study the parts of this wonderful house, learn its various organs
and the functions of each, we see thc
delicacy and importance of each organ
and the care that must be taken to
keep each in perfect health, and lastly,
when we see tbe beautiful unity and
harmony of the whole, we must need
wonder at tlie wisdom, aud power aud
goodness of God.
We shall surely resolve never to defile this wonderful structure by wrong
or careless acts, or by taking Into it
anything that would injure it or Interfere wilh tlie perfect development and
perfect action of each of the parts of
so wonderful u structure.
and it
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Commencing at a post planted at
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Bast from the South-Bast corner post
of Lot 11, Nelson District, thence East
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Southerly along tbe approximate low
water mark to a point due East from
the South-East corner of the North
Fractional half ot the South-West
quarter of Section 32, thence West to
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being the Easterly boundary of Section 32 and D. L. 28 In said Nelson
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containing ln all ninety-six (96) acres
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Dated October 4, 1920.
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November 21, 1920.
Comox District
Ladies and Gentlemen—
Having been honored with the nomination of the
Conservative Party in the Comox District, I feel that it
is due you that some statement of my principles should
be made.
Owing to the short notice of election given by tho
Oliver Government it is impossible for me to visit all
polling stations in this large district and personally
interview the electors or address meetings of the electors. I therefore take this means of placing before you
some of my views on the issues of the campaign.
In the first place, I will support in its entirety the
general platform of the Conservative Party as laid
down by the Conservative Convention in Vancouver in
September, 1919.
In addition to this I stand for the following:
An efficient and economical administration of the
business of this Province. The waste and extravagance of the Oliver Government has increased the cost
of administration 100 per cent., the total cost of administration being 25 per cent, of the total revenue.
No private business could exist with an overhead
charge of this amount.
I should do everything possible to develop the natural
resources of this Province so that by their development
the burden on the shoulders of the taxpayers would
be materially decreased. The reservations which the
Oliver Government have placed on coal, iron, oil and
other natural resources will be immediately removed,
so that it will be possible to prospect for and develop
these resources.
The Conservative policy of loaning money to farmers
at the lowest possible rate of interest and on long terms
should be revived. I believe the Government should
supply powder at the lowest possible cost to farmers
for land-clearing purposes.
I propose that immediate relief be given to the
soldier settlers in Merville and other soldier settlement
areas. I would also advocate a proper and practicable
policy of encouraging returned men to settle on the
The roads of the Province today speak for themselves and are the most severe indictment of the road
policy pursued by the Oliver Government. We should
not only maintain the existing roads in good condition
but embark on a definite policy of permanent road
I should support legislation to carry into effect the
declared wishes of the people as expreesed in the
recent referendum on liquor. At the same time this
act must be fair and reasonable so that the Government will have absolute control of the traffic, and that
there will be no abuse in the use of liquor. Heavy
_ penalties should be included in the act for all infractions, and the act to be strictly enforced. I will also
advocate that every effort be made to have the Dominion Government, under whose jurisdiction th«
matter lies, to pass such legislation at Ottawa which
will stop the importation of liquor into this Province
by private parties, so that all liquor purchased and sold
in British Columbia will be under Government control.
I will advocate the Government giving assistance to
the already over-taxed municipalities by paying them
a per capita grant from the consolidated revenue, and
also that a share of the profit derived from the sale
of liquor in the Government stores should be handed
over to the municipalities, so that the burden of taxation in municipalities may be reduced by this contribution from the Government.
I believe in equal rights to women in all things and
will consistently work to that end. Any reasonable
and practicable system of Old Age and Mothers' Pensions will receive my unqualified support.
I will work for more adequate support to the publte
hospitals of the Province.
I believe that greater assistance should be rendered
to the rural districts and small municipalities for the
maintenance of schools so that the children in these
rural districts and smaller municipalities will have the
same educational opportunities as those in larger
I will do my utmost to extend to the hand-loggers
and small timber operators that measure of support to
which I believe they are entitled.
I will support any attempt that will equitably better
and make more cordial the relations between employer
and employee. I will also see that such legislation that
applies to the general safety of the workmen in mine,
factory and forest is rigidly enforced.
While having subscribed to the general policy of th«
Conservative Party, I will feel bound that whenever
any legislation is proposed that will tend, in my
opinion, to promote the best interests of the Province
as a whole, or this district in particular, to give it my
whole-hearted support.
I trust that the above principles will meet with the
approval of the electors of Comox District, and if
elected as your representative on December 1st, I
promise you that I will do my utmost to carry them
into effect, and on these grounds I respectfully solicit
your vote and influence on that date.
Faithfully yours,
A Series Of Talks on Music
Mus. Bac, Sarnla, Ont.
No. VI.—Musical Peculiarities.
A musician on being introduced to
a stranger said, "I hear you are a
music writer." "I am, sir," replied the
stranger. The first musician then
added, "I am glad to make* your acquaintance as I am afflicted ln the
same way."
One of America's most noted song
writers was Stephen Foster, whose
chief title to fame is "The Old Folks
at Home" and "My Old Kentucky
Home." Stephen Foster would often
ride up and down Broadway on a 5c
'bus seeking inspiration for a song.
Theodore Thomas, the pioneer conductor who did more to educate the
American public than any other musician, was wise in his day. He was
always on Hie lookout for dainty titbits of music, and would lake infinite
pains to make them effective. lie
arranged Schumann's Traumerei to
end with muled strings to desrescendo
in the extreme and instructed the
strings to continue drawing the bow
across the si rings without making a
sound. The audience Imagined it still
heard the sounds floating off to an Immeasurable distance, until Thomas
broke the spell by quietly laying down
his baton.
Regarding singing classes. I read a
most interesting account of one of the
first singing classes and how it was
conducted. Mr. Cheney says: "Iwas
one of the class in 1790 in New Hampshire, the session being held at the
home of one of the members and
sometimes in the schoolhouse, boards
being placed across the kitchen chairs
to answer for seats, in form of a circle,
witli the singing master in the centre.
The master commenced by saying,
'Now follow me up and down.' He
would then sound a note and we would
sound tlle note after him. At the close
of the session the singing master
agreed to give instruction for one
shilling and sixpence per night and
take his pay ln Indian corn. The men
members paid for the tuition while the
girls supplied tlie candles for lighting
It has been said that musical Inspiration does not attack all musicians in
the same way. Here is one that I
think is the strangest origin of any
composition that I can recall. It is
that of Scarlatti in his "Cat's Fugue."
The composer often had his favorite
cat on his shoulder as he sat at the
spinet. One day the cat became scared
at something and springing from his
shoulder ran across the key-board and
away, but in her flight she struck several notes on the keyboard which Scarlatti afterward made into fugue In her
Brahms, the great music master,
hated lionizing, but he certainly possessed a high sense of humor. Once
when being entertained by some of his
friends in a Vienna restaurant the
landlord brought on his best wine with
this remark, "Here Is a wine that surpasses all others, just as the music of
Brahms does all other composers."
"Well," said Brahms, "take it away
and bring mc a bottle of Bach."
In a recent article in the Musical
Quarterly, thc writer tells of some
strange methods for Inspirations, such
as: Haydn took refuge in prayer and
rosary; Beethoven ln the open air and
nature;  Mozart   ln   paper   and   ink;
Wagner depended on costly robes of
silk and velvet saturated In rich colors ; Dumas declared that a fine qualty
of paper was a real source of inspiration to liim; Tschaikowsky needed air
and trees; Halevy the noise of the tea
kettle; Strauss wine and cigars, of a
game of tarok; Donizetti was at his
snuffing tobacco; Donizetti was at his
best when fixing his eyes at a distant
point; Thomas when lying in bed;
Balzac when clothed In a monk's
cassock; and Gluck when at his piano
placed in the midst of an open field
in the sunshine.
Leipzig possesses a monument which
rises only a few inches short of three
hundred feet. Thc "Battle of the
Nations" monument stands in tiie mid.
die of the plains where Blucher routed
Napoleon's army. More than one mil
lion cubic yards of earth were displaced to make room for its base. It
is surrounded by an enclosure a quarter of a mile wide aud nearly half a
mile long.
Next to the Pyramids It Is the highest In the world, but it is by no means
tbe costliest. This distinction belongs
to the national memorial to Victor
Emanuel II., erected on the Capitoline
hill in Koine at a cost ot $20,000,000.
It took 31 years to complete this huge
pile of marble steps covered with
statues, bas-reliefs and mosaics. Sac-
coni, the architect who designed it,
died long before the work was finished,
but he left models complete in every
detail, and his original plans were
never tampered with.
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Tale of Dolores, the Swimming
Girl of the Canadian Wilds.
When "Back to God's Country" ls
shown on the screen of the Ilo-llo to.-
day, It will represent the accomplishment of a task of Incredible magnitude.
Aside from the fact that it is a
graphic version of the original story,
"Wapl, the Walrus," which was published In the Good Housekeeping,
Magazine not long ago, It has the distinction of having been made farther
north than any other picture in the
history of the screen. All the enow
scenes were taken on the far shore of
Lesser Slave Lake, north of the 66th
Beasts of the forest were the playmates ot Dolores LeBeau, who lives
with her father ln the wilds of Canada,
loving the Qod-bestowed beauty of the
woodlands and lavishing her affection
upon two score semi-savage beasts
who had been taught, by the sympathy
and bravery of her nature, to love her.
The Society of the Woodland.
Bears and mountain lions, foxes,
wild cats and raccoons, all respond to
the caresses of the kind-hearted
Dolores, who has grown up among
them, absorbing the knowledge that
kindness to others, even animals, is
reflected back to the donor. Her
worldly education is given her by her
father, a trapper, whose love for nature had led him to forsake city life
for the hard but wholesome existence
ln God's own country.
The Beginning of Romance.
Terror staggers Dolores one June
morning when, hearing a shot fired,
she turns to find that a hunter has
killed a deer which she has cared for
and tended since It was a fawn. Enraged, she turns to the hunter, and
sobhlngly scolds him for his cruelty.
His apparent sorrow and his plea for
forgiveness finally reach her generous
nature and she becomes friendly,
learning that he Is Peter Burke, a
novelist, roaming the wilds of Canada
In search for material  for his  new
A love, inspired by the nature of a
man whose sentiments agree with the
genuine adoration for nature ln the
soul of. Ihe girl. Is created nnd Peter
and Dolores become engaged.
In a hidden pool Dolores is swimming one morning shortly after Peter's
departure for Ottawa, when she is seen
by Rydal, a fugitive from justice,
garbed in the uniform of a member of
the Canadian Police,' whom he has
killed while resisting arrest.
Next morning Rydal takes a decisive
step. Willie LeBeau is a considerable
distance from the house, he sends his
companion out of the room. He attacks Dolores. Her screams frighten
the father, who rushes to the house to
find that the companion challenges his
entrance. In self-defence LeBeau
kills the halt-breed in time to enter
th house and see his daughter, exhausted, struggling with the fiendish
Seeing his dead companion. Rydal
arrests LeBeau as a murderer and
states that he will take him to the
authorities. LeBeau is manacled and
forced to set out by Rydal, while
Dolores follows.
Thrilling Incidents follow in this
great production, included lu which
are the murder of Dolores' father by
Rydal, the wounding of Burke and a
race across the snows, in which Wapi,
the Great Dane dog, plays a sensational part.
The story Is by James Oliver Cur-
wood, and Nell Shipman, the brilliant
swimming star, takes the role of
Scene Not Arranged for During
The Filming of Her New
of the cage, and ran right at you ! I
Well, now, just what would you do?   I
That Is the situation that confronted  Dorothy Gish  when  "Boots," herl
newest Paramount picture, which will I
be shown at the   Ilo-llo  Theatre  on I
Monday next, was being made at thc I
studios.   And to make matters much j
worse, Miss Gish knew that the horrible camera was being turned every I
second and that all the attempts she
might make  to get away  from  tliat
mouse would be indelibly registered on
the lllm.
"Boots" is a unique character play |
In which the bewitching young Dorothy Gish, of "Little Disturber" fame. I
has the leading role.   .Much has been
said and written about the actions of
tho people.during those trying times
when the Huns swept over   tho  city
and dropped theirs tons of deatli 'on j
the fear-stricken population.   But Miss
Gish shows just what people iu their j
homes did, and Miss Gish knows, for
she experienced nine air raids during j
her stay in London.
There is no air raid lu the picture,
nor Is there a German, for it is
after the war play that has nothing I
whatever to do with battles or horrors J
of that nature.   But there is an explosion In it.   Aud when "Boots," tlie |
Imaginative little slavey lu the London
boarding house, hears it she throws a J
tin  washboiler   over   her   head   aud |
crawls under the sink.
Screen Version of "The Fighting |
Shepherdess" Provides Very
Exciting Action.
If you were a slavey in a London
boarding house, and your job was to
take orders from every one who had
lodging there, and If one of the hoarders ordered you to feed her pet mice,
and you did, and one of them got out
An almost lifelike story of how
simple, Inconspicuous girl, through a I
strange series of incidents arose from
tlie depths of a   western   madhouse
and obscure and uncertain parentage
to a position of wealth aud power iu
her community Is the story of "The
Fighting    Shepherdess,"    from    the
famous   book   by  Caroline   Lockhart, |
and the latest Anita Stewart production which will be seen at the Ilo-llo |
on Tuesday evening.
The natural inclinations of the girl I
are against the surroundings In which
she was placed and it- so transpired
tliat by chance a recluse sheep-herder
with a sense of chivalry arrived at the
tavern to champion her cause against |
(Continued on Page Seven)
When all is said
and done—
When the last impassioned words of oratory
flung from the rostrum have ceased to echo
from the walls of meeting-house and hail-
when all criticism of the present Liberal
administration has been made—when all
promises of the opposition candidates have
. been solemnly avowed—
You cannot overcome nor
deny the solid fact that—
British Columbia four years of the safest,
sanest, most efficient business administration
the Province has ever had.
It ^vill be in your best
interests to vote for all
Liberal   Candidates on
December 1st.
Saturday, November 27th
Is the Nude Rude ?
Not in
■_ '* nu hit "iiu     1
Featuring the brilliant swimming star
1G Kinds of Wild Animals Play a Unique Part in the Story—Greatest Dog
Sledge Race and Dig Fight Ever—Scenes Actually Taken Inside the Rim
of the Arctic Circle—A Tale of Love and Villainy—Unique, Beautiful and
Daring—See Dolores' Desperate Swim Down the Mountain Rapids—Miss
Shipman Really Does This Hazardous Swim Herself—See Dolores Fight
for Love and Life Aboard the Whaler—Wapi Fights the Fight of His Life
to Save Dolores from a Fate Worse than Death—And Wapi Wins!
Never a Film Like This
A Tale of Love and Villainy in the Wilds
Monday, November 29th
— IN*
Lots of people keep money in their boots but who ever thought that romance, thrills
and intrigue could be found in them? See what Dorothy's Gish's boots hold. It's
the same funny Dorothy Gish who played in "Hearts of the World," "Battling Jane,"
and "The Hope Chest."   Dorothy Gish, the charming star, is a Slavey in London.
Tuesday, November 30th
Anita Stewart
— IN-
"The Fighting Shepherdess," the greatest woman's book in years, gives Anita Stewart
big feminine appeal as famous Kate Prentice, who fights for her life and love. This
story has thrilled countless thousands with its story of the tireless, remorseless, implacable struggle of Kate Prentice, beautiful (laughter of Jezebel, whose mothering is
confinecl to running tiie bar in her madhouse. The big, open range, desperate, hard
riding, merciless cattlemen who recognize no sex in their efforts to drive Kate and her
(locks from their domain.   But she rights alone and wins her battle.
Wednesday, December 1st
Dolores Cassinelli in 'The Right to Lie"
HAROLD LLOYD in "Haunted Spooks"
Also Episode 8 of " THE THIRD EYE "
Coming Soon--THEDA BARA in the Superpicture
"CLEOPATRA" The Siren of the Nile
m Si*
November 21, 1S20.
Misrule of the Oliver-Farris Government
They have not abolished patronage as promised in the election
of 1916;
They did not properly enforce the Prohibition Act.
They have not spent money on roads to keep them in proper
They have only spent during their term $3,516,000 on Public
Works, while the Conservatives spent $ 14,560,000 on Public Works
during their term.
Their first expenditure on assuming office in 1916 was to refurnish all the offices occupied by the Ministers, at a cost of over
They have expended in three years $150,000 in automobiles for
They have borrowed in four years $27,536,500, while the Conservatives during their 13 years of office only borrowed $12,405,000
The net debt of the Province when the Coservatives ieft office
was $19,000,000, while the net debt of the Provinci today is
$34,000,000, or an addition to the debt under Liberal rule of
They have imposed on the people attending moving picture
shows the sum of $345,985 during their first two years, and not a
• cent was given back to the Municipalities.
They have collected in their first three years in office from motor
licences $573,754 and expect to collect in this fiscal year $650,000
making a grand total of $1,123,754 and not a dollar have they paid
back to the Municipalities nor have they spent any portion of their
money on the roads.   See the state of the roads today.
In 1917 they took over the operation of the Frondeg Farm at
Cobble Hill belonging to Griffith Hughes, the then owner of the
Victoria Daily Times and a strong supporter of the Government,
and in its operation they lost $8,718 and then gave up the lease
before the time expired.
They built a private bridge for Charles Doering on Cache Creek
connecting his field with the Cariboo Road.  It cost $2,450.   They
put a gate on the bridge preventing the public from using it.   This
. bridge is locally known as the "Hindenburg" bridge.
The firm of Gillespie, Hart & Todd, of which firm the Minister
of Finance is a partner, have been doing business with the Government in connection with Insurance and the selling of Provincial Bonds.
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway, whose directors are the
Premier, Mr. Oliver, and the Minister of Finance, Mr. Hart, and
the Attorney-General, Mr. Farris, placed insurance on the railway
in 1919 amounting to $2,249,970 with the firm of Gillespie, Hart
& Todd, although they were not the lowest tenderers, and the
insurance was placed with an American firm.
In 1917-18 the Oliver Government spent $1,151,970 on Public
Works and the cost of supervision was $119,972 or 10.4 p.c, while
the Conservative Government in 1912-13 spent $4,124,042 and
the supervision cost $137,907, or 3.3 per cent.
In 1916 under the Conservative Government the total salaries
for the Deputy Minister of Public Works and his assistants at
Victoria was $855.32 per month, while in 1920 under the Oliver-
Farris Government this same offlce is costing $2,254.00 per month,
an Increase in this office alone of $16,796.04 per annum, or 260 p.c
of an increase, and during that period the Oliver-Farris Government built no new roads. This same increase has prevailed all
over the Province in connection with Public Works. You can now
see why the Government "surtaxes" the Farmer by increasing his
taxes three-fold and spends nothing on roads.
When the Conservatives left office in 1916 they left over 15,000
miles of roads, 8,000 miles of trails and 60 miles of bridges, while
the Oliver-Farris Government has failed to keep up these works
by way of repairs, as all their money voted for district votes is
spent in overhead salaries and travelling expenses of high-class
In the first three years of office the Oliver-Farris Government
collected $214,136 for Game Licences, and this year they expect to
collect $120,000, making a total of $334,000. And the game of the
country is being slaughtered because all old game officials were
dismissed and there are no officials to speak of attempting to
prosecute under the Game Act. Dr. Baker, a practising dentist of
Vancouver, was placed in charge of the Department and is now
receiving a salary of $300.00 per month, and Attorney-General
Farris purchased for him an Overland 5-passenger car costing
$1,523, which is used exclusively by Dr. Baker in Vancouver and
vicinity. The Department pays lor the storage and up-keep of
the said car.
The Agricultural Credits Commission, brought into existence by
the old Government for the purpose of loaning cheap money to
farmers, cost $13,073 a year to operate, while the Land Settlement
Board which took its place under the Oliver Administration in
1918 costs $28,860 a year to operate, or more than double the cost
of the old Board, and have only loaned about $110,000 since they
took office. This Board has spent $2,400,000 in connection with
so-called Soldier Settlement areas, and everyone knows the most
unsatisfactory results received from this work. This Board bought
the Christian Ranch near Kelowna for a Soldier Land Settlement
area for the sum of $34,543.52, and in addition spent $55,171 in
development work, in all $89,714, and in July last the Government
abandoned it because there was no water available to irrigate the
land and the soldiers had to give up their holdings.
Mr. Thos. Morrison, President of the Liberal Association at
Rutland, obtained this property under option from the original
owners and after having it for thirty days turned it over to the
Land Settlement Board, making a clear profit of $9,000.
The Board also bought a Soldier area at Fernie and spent
$20,713 on it, and then abandoned it, and the soldiers from both
this area and the Kelowna area have now been scattered all over
the Province.
When the Conservative Government left office in 1916 the
salaries paid to officials in the Province amounted to $1,664,222,
while today under the Oliver-Farris Government these salaries
have reached the enormous figure of $3,202,482—or an increase in
four years of $1,538,260, which is a quarter of the total revenue of
the Province.
The record of absconding officials under the Oliver-Farris Administration has never been equalled in the history of the Province. Their first Attorney-General, Mr. M. A. Macdonald, was
forced to resign owing to his having received $15,000 campaign
funds from the Mackenzie-Mann interests. He was also involved
in his first election in 1916 in the "plugging" scandal when Seattle
toughs were brought over from Seattle under one John T. Scott,
to vote absentees and dead men in the city of Vancouver. Scott
was assisted in this work by a man named Cook, who was afterwards appointed by Attorney-General Farris to the public service
and placed in charge of automobile licences. Later' on he
absconded and together with Scott is now residing in the United
States and has never been punished. Mr. Findlay, the Prohibition
Commissioner, was also appointed by Attorney-General Farris
and tried to escape but was caught on the U. S. boundary line and
has since served a term in the penitentiary.
Although the Mothers Pensions Act passed the Legislature last
April the first payment under this Act was not made until the
month of October, just before the election.
The Minimum Wage Board has proved a failure as employers are
allowed to evade its provisions.
What The New Conservative Government Will Do If
Elected To Office
1. They will give you an efficient and economical administration.
2. They will reduce the great overhead salary list but not in
such a way as to effect the Public Service, and at the same time
pay reasonable salaries, considering the high cost of living, to
those in the employ of the Government.
3. They will do everything possible to encourage and assist in
developing natural resources.
4. They will try to establish, as they did in the past, more pulp
mills in this Province.
5. They will restore our credit in the money markets where
they left it in 1916.
6. They will follow out their original policy of 1914 in extending the Pacific Great Eastern Railway into the Peace River and
touch the great grain growing area of Western Alberta so as to
divert that shipping into our Coast harbors.
7. They will ecourage prospecting in both minerals and oil and
will cancel the reserves which the Oliver Government has placed
on coal, iron and oil in this Province.
8. They will go into the money markets and borrow money at
the lowest possible rate of interest and re-loan It to farmers in
loans from 10 to 40 years.
9. They will institute a proper and practical policy of encouraging soldiers to go on the land.
10. They will give assistance to the Municipalities by paying
them a per capita grant from the Consolidated Revenue, which will
have the effect of reducing taxes.
11. They will encourage irrigation in the portions of the Province requiring it by assuming Government ownership and con
trol of the water for irrigation purposes, construction of storage
surveys and main canals as public utilities.
12. They will also assist the distribution of irrigation water by
guaranteeing of bonds of water municipalities.
13. They will also give consideration to further necessary
irrigating facilities by means of assistance to hydro-electric projects.
14. They will introduce legislation and carry into effect the
declared wishes of the people as expressed in the recent referendum on liquor; at the same time this Act must be a fair and
reasonable one so that the Government will have absolute control
of the traffic and that there will be no abuse in the uses of liquor
but the same to be used only in rnoderation. Heavy penalties will
be included in the Act for all infractions and the Act will be
strictly enforced. They will also use every effort with the Dominion Government, under whose jurisdiction the matter lies, to see
that legislation is passed at Ottawa which will stop the importation of liquor into this Province by private parties so that all
liquor purchased and sold in British Columbia will be absolutely
under Government control.
15. The Conservative Government will also hand over to the
Municipalities a share of the profits derived from the sale of liquor
in the Government stores so that the burden of taxation in Municipalities may be reduced by this contribution from the Government.
16. The above are only a few of the reforms which will be
instituted by the Conservative Government should they be elected
on December 1st, as they stand pledged to adopt a constructive
business-like programme which will be administered by business
men, looking forward to a more successful period in the next five
years and with more results than we have seen under the Oliver
is becoming "so valuable that it is fast approaching the point where it may be considered as a standard of value, and the discovery
of it will cause to
up instantly in the mind of the prospector delightful visions of allluance long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
Silver Spiring Brewing Company
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1 Electric Appliances
No good housewife wants tbe little Imps ot dirt, bad air,
spoiled food, stifling heat, lost time and waste in her kitchen.
She has only tolerated them because she didn't know how to get
rid of them. The Electric Range has Bhown her the way. The
minute It is Installed in her kitchen, dirt gives way to cleanliness,
bad air to pure air. The food becomes better flavored, all the
cooking more uniformly successful. The kitchen Is a cooler place
In which to work, the housewife finds her leisure hours Increased,
and the bills grow less. The transformation is really wonderful;
no one who has ever known the convenience and comfort ot electric cooking would ever willingly go back to other methods.
You can have this range ln your kitchen. The cost ls very
moderate in proportion to the service It renders. Once Installed,
you will value It more highly than any household convenience
you possess. There is an Electric Range to fit any requirement
of large or small families, big or little kitchens.
With the high cost of living an
ever-present problem, the Imp
of waste becomes one of the
big kitchen annoyances. Beside the waste of cooking failures, there Is a big waste In the
shrinkage of food in cooking.
If you could cook ln such a
way as to cut your meat bills
20 per cent, the imp of waste
would- begin to dwindle In importance and tho saving ln living costs would be an appreciable one.
Economy is a boon to every
home. Every penny saved
counts greatly ln these days of
high living expenses. The electric range oven is built on the
tireless principle. The Juices
are not carried off by the air
currents; the rich flavors are
preserved. Meat shrinks 20
per cent, less; a four pound
roast weighs Just as much after
cooking as a live-pound roast
cooked in a coal range. This
means a saving of from 25c to
BOc on every roast you buy—
and this ls but one of the
economies of the erectric range
oven. w
Whereas certain mischievously Inclined persons have
tanipored with the valves on the mains of this company,
thereby allowing a considerable amount ot water to run to
waste, we therefore wish to point out tbat It Is a serious
offence to tamper with such valves, and should the offending parties be apprehended they will be prosecuted to the
very fullest extent of tlie law.
Vote for ANDERSON and an Efficient
and Economical Administration
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. O. 314
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
HONG CHONG & CO., Bevan.
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
"Who was the meekest man?"
"MoseB, sir."
"Very well, my boy and now, who
was the meekest woman?"
Please sir,  there never was  any
meekest woman."
, Minister (discussing the drink question) : "Mind you, I'm fond of a glass
of beer, myself, but I can't Indulge. It
doesn't agree with me."
Friend    (sympathetically) — "Dear,
dear!  Ain't there no cure?" November 27, 1920.
is what the whole world wants.   There's some people
who won't take it when offered, they're so skeptical.
We have them with duplex grates. This is the most
modern type of grate for coal.
The firepot is heavy and is corrugated, to give additional strength.
Call and get yours.
P. 0. Box 279
Phone 31
Christmas Comes
But Once a Year
and if you want a merry time you must be well. Keep
your feet dry and warm by wearing a pair of our
SOLID LEATHER SHOES. Then you will stand a
good chance of being well and strong this coming
Don't be foolish, put good strong shoes on the
children's feet. Our STRONG SHOES are cheaper
than Doctor's Bills.
We have just received a shipment of Adams' Welts
for children. They are high priced but good, and the
cheapest in the long run.
Cash Shoe Store
Next Door to Waverley Hotel
Central's Efforts
Are Appreciated
The telephone business is now feeling the effect of
the stoppage of industry during the war. Equipment
has been hard to get, with the result that all over the
country applications for telephones cannot be filled. In
British Columbia, however, there is practically no
waiting list. The girl at Central is doing her very best
to help out in a difficult situation, and that her efforts
are appreciated is shown by the thoughtful consideration which is being accorded her.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 arid 61
Cumberland, B.C.
Proportional Representation
Only Method of Voting Which
Gives Adequate Representation to Minorities.
The composition of tlie new Legislative Assembly may be a suitable subject for a guessing contest, but it is
certain tliat this body will not represent the electors of B. C. This is a
grave Indictment, coming at a time
when representative government is
challenged by tlie forces of anarchy.
When the united efforts of all those of
goodwill arc needed it Is an 111 thin*;
tliat a large -part ot* the effort (if all
parties will be wasted, that their endeavors to secure fair representation
are bound to fall.
The tractor succeeds I lie plo'lfgh
candles disappear before electric light.
but our effete electoral system  still
blunders on, a relic of tbe good {'!) old
The present system fails —
1. Uy failing to represent parties in
proportion to the votes cast for them.
.N'ot infrequently ;t party having a
minority of votes lias a majority of
seats. Tlie minority is nearly always
grossly over-represented. Tlie last
provincial elections are cases in point.
2. By robbing minor parties of almost all their representation. It is
certain that these parties wlll poll a
large vote at the coming election. It
is eijually certain tliat appeals for a
"solid six", no vote-splitting, etc., will
cause many a voter to vote against Ills
real convictions. The Independent
voters will remain in a minority and
their votes will be wasted. By refusing representation lo these minoi parties discontent is encouraged and many
voters, disgusted tliat their voles are
wasted, take no Interest in politics.
3. By favoring Hie time-server,
glib-tongued orator and political trimmer. Voters are restricted in their
choice to the candidates chosen by
nominating conventions. These assemblies must choose a candidate who will
please everybody—tliat Is, 0116 of the
type mentioned above.
4. By encouraging gerrymandering
—a small alteration in tlie vote will
gain the seat for the gerrymandering
5. By encouraging competition,
since the return of a member frequently depends on how a few vote.
6. By encouraging members to
vote for measures which favor his
own constituency at the expense of tbe
general interest. Tlie fact that this
evil thing is acquiesced iu by a large
proportion of the electors is tbe surest
condemnation of the system which
encourages it.
7. By ensuring that a small change
in public opinion may make a sweeping change In the representation.
"Political landslides" are very rare.
which is at once seen when tlie votes
cast are examined.
All these great faults arc eliminated
by a system known as Proportional
Representation.   Under this system—
1. Tlie electorate Is divided Into
constituencies returning not less than
three members—the greater the number the betteiv
2. Each voter has one vote.
3. He marks tlie ballot paper to
show how he wishes ills vote to be
used under different circumstances—
thus—Jones 1, Brown 2, Smith 3, and
so on. This voter wishes Jones to be
elected, but Jones falling lie wishes
his vote given to Brown. When the
voles are counted all those having
one-third of the "ones" (in three-
member constituencies) are declared
elected. Tlle lowest ls then eliminated,
the candidate marked second 011 his
ballot paper receiving bis voles. This
process is continued until all seats are
It may he stated here tbat tlie counting ,of votes under P. It. (although
somewhat more complicated than tliat
under the present system I is by no
means dlllicult. This brief outline
may well he concluded by tbe words
ot H. S. Wells: "P. It. is not the substitution of something lor something
else of the same nature; It is the substitution of right for wrong. II is the
plain common sense of tbe greatest
difficulty in contemporary affairs."
Electors can help P. It. by supporting tlie candidate who favors It or by
persuading their own candidate to put
it on liis platform.
The Cumberland Intermediates will
Journey to South Wellington tomorrow
fo play tbe Intermediates there, The
local boys arc going down with the
determination to annex Ihe points. So
fur-tliey have played under hard luck,
inn the following players intend to
bring home tlie bacon: Goal, Foster;
backs, Komi, P. I hillock; half-backs.
Bennle, Slaughter, Glover; forwards,
Somorvllle, Lockart, Bond. Tomares,
.Millar; reserve. G. Hunileu.
Players are requested to meet ut tbe
Cumberland Hotel at 7 a.m. Sunday.
High School  Vs. ( 11 in ber land.
Tlie High School and Cumberland
Juniors are scheduled to play their
postponed league game today on the
new recreation grounds. Tlie game
starts at 3 o'clock. Mr. D. Wilson wlll
referee. Both teams wlll be out at full
strength and both are determined to
win, as tills game will practically de-'
(.ermine the champions of the Cumberland nnd District Junior League.
Cumberland Junior Team — Goal,
Boffey; backs, Boyd and Stewart;
half-backs, Lockart, .Mitchell, Gibson;
forwards, Coe, Stevenson. Keenan,
Lewis Strachan; reserves, .McNeil and
Richardson. Players are requested to
Im; on the grounds at 3 o'clock, prompt.
Sore Tlsioat, Golds
Quickly Checked By Hamlin's
Wizard Oil
Sore throat and chest colds
■ hould never be neglected. Few
people realize how often they result seriously if not promptly
checked. Hamlin's Wizard Oil is
a safe, simple and effective treatment. Used as a gargle for sore
throat it brings quick relief. Rubbed
on the chest it will often loosen up
a hard, deep seated cold in one
flight.   Keep a bottle on the shelf.
Wlzurd Oil Is 11 rooiI <lei>i>ml.'ihle preparation to have In tin* medicine* otieal fur
Unit aid when tho doctor may ho far
away. How often Hitralne, limine*, cute
and burna occur In every family, nx well
as little trouble!, like earache, toothache,
cold sores, canker ticn-H, stiff neck, and
lired .ichlm,' fed. K.'-'i lillil,". healing Wiz-
"1 OU  will always bring rjulck  relief.
.ienere/is size boltlc 35c.
If you are troubled with contain*, tlon
or sick hendacho try Hamlin's Wl/urd
l.lver   Whips,     .lust   pleasant   little   pink
pills ut druggists for S0o<   Uuuraiiiuud.
Cumberland Intermediates and •Extension played a scoreless game on
the local grounds last Sunday. The
weather, was threatening when the
gnme commenced; but did not interfere with the play. Cumberland had
two changes in their line-up from the
previous week. Bono In place of Hunden at back, and Whyte in place of
Lockart ut inside left. The game was
iii charge of Mr. Paddy Mulgrew, who
gave entire satisfaction to both teams.
Bund kicked off for Cumberland,
and give and take play followed for
the lirst part of the game. Hunden
and Somerville got away on the right
and showed some fine combination.
Hunden bad a great drive for goal, but
Bowater was in the right place. He
caught the ball but the shot was so
hard tliat be had some difficulty in
clearing. Extension forwards then
made tracks for Foster's goal, only to
be immediately returned by Bono. But
again Hunden and Somerville got
away and these two boys again gave,
a good account of themselves. Somerville had a try at goal this time with u
bard drive, wliieh struck the crossbar
and. the hall rebounding Into play.
Bond ran in but missed.
The Extension backs were playnig a
good game, although hard pressed at
times. Their kicking was clean and
their tackling good. The game was
fairly fast with the local boys having
the edge, some spectacular plays being
brought off by the Cumberland's right
wing and the Extension defence, Bowater in goal especially giving a good
account of himself.
The second half was fast and exciting at times, but no score resulted,
tbe game thus ending in a draw. Both
teams gave a gootl account of themselves and the exhibition of football
was a credit to them.
(Continued from Page Five)
tlie advances of an objectionable character. It w'as through the opportunity
offered by this man tliat Kate, played
hy Anita Stewart, was able to leave
the tavern and take up a lite as a hermit girl.
An appealing romance enters the
story shortly after Kate leaves the
tavern. Hughle Disston, played by
Wallace .MacDonald. visiting the entile
country, becomes enamored of the simple shepherdess and an engagement Is
effected*. Little does tbe youth realize
that when he revisits the sheep country after his years In college he will
Bud a difference in his little shepherd
ghl and a difference that causes him
much pnlu but makes for a very Interesting picture.
Next Wednesday brings Ihe beautiful Dolores Casslnelll In tbe Ilo-llo
"heatre again. "The Right to Lie" Is
tho title of the picture. June .Murlin.
one of tbe leading feminine dramatists,
is responsible for the story, which is n
particularly powerful one depicting
the dramatic episodes of the life of a
virtuous young girl.
Carlotta was the victim of lies. It
was'a lie Hint placed ber In a false
and awkward position in John Drake':,
homo a:: his ward. It was a lie that
made her a social outcast. Several
years later it was a lie that made her
husband doubt ber purity and her
innocence. And then, when he murdered Hie conscienceless scoundrel, It
was Carlotta's lie—a lie that besmirched her purity and virtue-that
won for her husband a verdict of "Nol
Are you looking fur a chicken? No.
we don't mean what you do! We moan
the feathered fowl Hint lays eggs for
omelettes.    It* you ure contemplating
Get Behind a Brand New Pipe
from Kelly's
The Gift Season
Is Approaching
We submit the following list for
your consideration
A. MacKinnon
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
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer
Full lim* nf Pure
Fruit Flavors,
darting a chicken farm, a tip on how
to get your stock may he had from
'Haunted Spooks," a two-reel comedy
starring the Inimitable comedian.
Harold Lloyd.
A "111011111 cab," or, lacking that, any
old gasoline buggy, a chicken coop und
a road full of someone else's chickens
are all you need. For practical demonstration, go to the Ilo-llo on Wednesday next and sec the antics of
Harold Lloyd and bis "Haunted
SINCE 11870
IN TIIE .WVtlMI' roi'.YIT (Ol 111,
H0l,l>E.\ AT (TMIlKltMM), B.C.
In Ihe Mailer of the Estate of StankolY
Sandniskj, demised, mid In the
Matter of llie Adnilulsfriitliiii Ad.
TAKE NOTICE tllat by order of
Judge Barker, made tbe ioth day of
November, 1920, I was appointed administrator to tlie estate of thc said
Stankoff Sadovsky, deceased, and all
parlies having claims against the said
estate are hereby required lo furnish
same, properly verified, to tne on or
before the lirst day of January, A.D.
1921, And all partlos indebted to the
said estate are required to pay the
amount of their Indebtedness to me
Official Administrator,
Dated this lsth day of November, 1920.
2-48 ■p
November 21, l&d.
INFANTS' FLANNELETTE GOWNS, in a good fine quality; most desirable $1.75
INFANTS' FLANNELETTE SKIRTS, well made of a nice fine material. Price $1.50
INFANTS  FLANNELETTE   BARRICOATS, splendidly finished.   Price $1.50
INFANTS' FLANNEL BARRICOATS, made of a strong, hard-wearing quality flannel.
Price   $1.95
INFANTS' FLANNELETTE DIAPERS, full size, good quality. Price, each 60c
INFANTS' FLANNEL BANDS, ready for use.   Price, each 50c
INFANTS' ROBES, in a choice of several qualities, at reasonable prices.
INFANTS' BONNETS—A very large selection to choose from, both in knitted wool and
also in silk. Prices to suit your purse.
INFANTS' WOOL VESTS, in Ruben style as well as button front; 95c. $1.50 and $1.75
INFANTS' WOOL OVERALLS, nicely mads    Price   $1.75
INFANTS' HAND-KNITTED OVERALLS, beautifully made; a real choice article. $3.75
WOOL MITTS, in two qualities. Prices < 40c and 95c
Personal Mention
Mrs. Thos. E. Bate will not receive
the first Friday in December.
Miss Elsie Dalton of Vancouver paid
a visit to her sister over the week-end.
.... A. C. Lymn left for Victoria
Thursday morning on a two weeks'
If we haven't in stock what you desire, give us an opportunity to procure it for
you.   If it can be got we will be pleased to get it for'you.
The Canadian Robert Dollar Co. entertained the people of Union Bay to
a chicken supper and dance on Tesday
night last, and a very enjoyable time
was spent by all present.
An automobile in whicli Mr. McRae
and family were riding turned over
just after leaving Union Bay Thursday. Tlie occupants were lucky to
escape with only a few scratches.
A lively dance was held In No. S
Mine School on Wednesday last. In
spite of had weather quite a number
attended. During the evening Miss
Marshall and Miss Cornwell sang several songs.
Miss Gertrude Pettys has returned
home from the Comox Hospital.
Mrs. J. Cornwell visited Cumberland
and was the guest of Mrs. Sharpies
over the week-end.
The Woman's Auxiliary of the G. W.
V. A. are holding an important meeting on Thursday evening next at 7.30.
As special business is to he transacted
all members nre urged to attend.
A poet tells us that babies are new
waves on life's ocean. Wrong! They
are fresh squalls.
$250 Free
32   Prizes — Six   Every   Two
Weeks — A Ticket with Every
Dollar Purchase.
The following arc Prize Winners
li. Gatehouse   Courtenay.
h. Adamson Cumberland.
T. Cliffe   Comox.
Miss Bird Cumberland.
It. Duncan   Courtenaj*.
Miss M. I'lckettl   Cumberland.
This Week's Winners Are:
Mr. W. Brown   Lake Trail.
Mrs. T. Lewis   Cumberland.
J. J. Potter   Cumberland.
W. Haiwootl  Hornby Island.
Mrs. Tappin   Union Bay.
.Mrs. Sexton   No. 8
A Ticket with every Dollar Purchase. You may get the lucky
number and win the Phonograph
ENDS NOV. 30th
To obviate the Christmas rush, to give you prompt
and efficient service, we are making this special offer.
Our offer is: Call in any business day between
November 20th and 30th, choose and decide what make
and style you like, then pay a little cash each week
until Christmas. We will make delivery the day before
This spreads your initial payment out and will
enable us to give you careful attention and service.
Mr. Edison's Latest Diamond Am-
herola—Style No. 30—with a guaranteed genuine Diamond Reproducer and
twelve selections, $72.80. Here are the
Special terms—
$1.50 Cash and $1.50 Per Week
until Christmas. Then we deliver it
and you pay the balance weekly or
monthly, as you wish.
Mr. Edison's Latest Diamond Ara-
berola—Style No. 50—with a genuine
Diamond reproducer and double spring
motor—complete with 12 selections,
$112.50.   Special terms—
$2 Cash and $2 Per Week
until Christmas. The balance weekly
or monthly, to Buit you.
Columbia, Sonora or Ceclllan, complete with 12 selections. This style Is
a full length cabinet with space for
75 records and Is a style that is very
pleasing to the eye. Our terms aro
$2.50 Cash and $2.50 Per Week
until   Christmas.   Balance   arranged.
The famous Ceclllan or Sonora, ln a
beautiful,   full  length  cabinet,  complete with 12 selections.   Our special
attractive terms are
$3 Cash, $3 Per Week
until Christmas. Then we deliver and
you can arrange the balance conveniently for yourself.
If yon live out of town, write fur complete catalogues, which will
positively he mailed to you thc same day as enquiry Is received.
Then choose your outfit and send n deposit. We wlll deliver to
you before Christmas. Wc guarantee satisfaction on delivery
or your money refunded.   Van mil no risk.
The Ladies' Aid of St. George's
Presbyterian Church announce that
they will not hold their sale of work (
until some time in March.
Mr. Wm. Mordy of Vnncouver Is
paying a visit to his parents this
Mrs. Charles Graham left for Vnncouver on Tuesday morning.
Mr. Thomas Graham, General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd., left for Lailysmitli
on Monday and returned on Wednesday.
Mr. W. A. Owen, Construction Engineer of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir! Ltd., left for Nanaimo and
Ladysmith on Monday, returning Wednesday evening.
Mr.   Wm.   Richards   of   Ladysmith
'pent last week-end in town.
Mr. n. L, Rideout left for Vancouver
Sunday and returned Thursday.
Has anybody seen Menzles? A man
by that name was nominated for thc
Comox district, but up to tlle time of
going to press lie lias not ben seen or
heard hereabouts? Must be hiding his
light under n bushel.
How many drinks and cigars it will
cost "Billy" to got acquainted with the
right side of the fence? Five bucks
was cheap for the knowledge of the
Who was the gent who invaded tlie
Islander oilice with no socks on the
night of the ball? Maybe the other
fellow borrowed them to go In.
If our consistent hunter could see
the foresight of his gun on Friday
morning when he went duck shooting
after dancing with the "deers" until
4 a.m.?
Should a person he allowed at large
with such lovely eyes?
Should two learners dance together
Who is tiie champion checker player
of Cumberland?    Will   he   accept
Who tn'tes dancing lessons on the
front lawn in a boudoir cap?
Where the Masons visiting Victoria
Saturday last went after the meeting?
If a city official wants to sell his car
cheap?   No questions asked.
If "she" really enjoyed that cigarette
Tuesday night?
Why Hiown Eyes had such search
ing looks at the Masonic Ball?
Is it permissable to break a promise
made to a lady?
If anyone had indigestion after the
bachelor's dinner?
F. C. Frazee. Chiropractor, has opened an oilice at Mrs. Cairns', Victoria
Street, Courtenay.   Consultation Free.
No. 443120.
McNIVEN—111 loving memory of my
dear sister, Margaret McNlven, who
died November 29, IBIS. Not lost,
but gone before.
One by one my hopes grow brighter
As I near the shining shore,
For I know I'll meet my loved ones,
Who have only gone before.
Church Notices
Rev. W. Leversedge.
Holy Communion, 8.30 a.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Evensong, 7 p.m.
Hev. (J. B. Kinney, ".A, F.H.G.S.
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
James Hood, Pastor.
Morning Service at 11.
Sunday School at 2.30.
Evening Service at 7.
FRANK .MARTIN, Plaintiff,
JUNG YET, Defendant.
NOTICE is hereby given that a writ
of summons was on the eleventh day
of March, 1920, duly Issued out of the
Vancouver Registry of their Honorable Court whereby foreclosure of
your mortgage to the Plaintiff, dated
Nov. 18, 1912, Is sought.
AND NOTHICE Is further given that
by order of Mr. Justice Morrison made
herein the 9th day of November, 1920,
it was ordered that copy of the said
writ be registered to the Defendant
Jung Yet at P. O. Box 127, Cumberland, and that a notice of said writ be
published for four Issues In the
Islander newspaper, published at Cumberland, B.C.
AND NOTICE Is further given that
by said order you, Jung Yet, are required to appear to said writ, if you
do appear, within 10 days from the
publication of the last of the said four
issues of the Islander.
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, this 23rd
day of November, A.D. 1920.
Solicitor for Plaintiff.
To Jung Yet, Cook,
Cumberland, B.C., Defendant
Watch Grocery Window
For Prices Which Will Save
You Money
King's Quality Flour, 49-lb. sacks .- $3-<j<>
Sugar 10-lb. sack $1.80; 20-lb. sack $3.60
Whole Wheat Flour 7-lb. sack 60c; 49-lb. sack $3.50
Graham Flour 7-lb. sack 60c; 49-lb. sack $3.50
Split Peas, per lb -  }{[c
Dried Green Peas, per lb 10c
Pearl Barley, per lb 10c
Small White Beans 10c lb.; 3 lbs. 25c
Speckled Bayo Beans 10c lb.; 3 lbs. 25c
Cream of Wheat 35c pkt.; 3 for $1.00
Olympic Pancake Flour, pkt 50c
Buckwheat Pancake Flour, pkt 50c
Kellogg's Corn Flakes 15c pkt.; 7 for $1.00
Macarroni, cut or long 15c pkt; 2 for 25c
School Biscuits, per lb 40c
Venetian Biscuits, per lb  50c
Empress Sodas 35c pkt.; 3 for $1.00
B. & K.  Oatmeal,  three  kinds—Fine,  Medium  and
Coarse; 10-lb. sacks  90c
Boulter Corn, per tin  20c
St. Charles Milk, family size tins 2 for 25c
Maple Leaf Milk 15c tin; 7 for $1.00
Squirrel Peanut Butter 35c tin; 3 for $1.00
Lowney's Breakfast Cocoa  V-j-lb. 35c; 1 lb. 65c
Lowney's Baking Chocolate, j^-lb. cake 30c
Mott's Baking Chocolate, V4-lb. cake 15c 2 for 25c
Hipolite Marshmallow Cream, per jar 45c
Pure Plum Jam, 4-lb. tin 95c
Wagstaffe's Pure Strawberry Jam, 4-lb. tin $1.50
Empress Marmalade, 2-lb. tins 65c
Keillor's Marmalade, 1-lb. tin $1.35
Empress Raspberry Jam, 1-lb. jars 50c
Australian Pure Money, 2-lb. tins 75c; 5-lb. tins $1.75
Rogers' Syrup, 2-lb. tins 40c; 5-lb. tins 90c; 10 lbs. $1.75
Edwardsburg Syrup 2-lb. tins, 45c; 51b. tins $1.00
10-lb. tins   $1.90
Pride of Canada Pure Maple Syrup, quart tins... $1.25
Libby's Extra Sliced Pineapple, 1-lb. tins 25c
2-lb. tins 50c
Libby's  Pickles,  12-oz.  bottles,  including  Gherkins,
Sour, Sweet Mixed,  Chow  and  Sweet Chow, and
Sweet Relish; per bottle •. 25c
Canned Apricots, small size tins 25c; medium tins 45c
Large tins   60c
Goblin Hand Soap 3 for 25c
Silver Foam Soft Soap, 1-lb. jars 25c; 5-lb. tins $1.00
Sunmaid Seedless Raisins, 1-lb. pkt. 35c;  3 for $1.00
Sunmaid Seeded Raisins, 1-lb. pkts 35c; 3 for $1.00
Currants 25c pkt.; Bulk, lb. 25c
Bulk Cocoanut, cut medium 35c lb.; 3 lbs. $1.00
Wagstaffe's Cut Peel, 1-lb. box  60c
Bulk Dates, per lb 25c
Dromedary Dates, pkt 30c
Fresh Ground Coffee No. 1, 70c lb.; No. 2, 60c
Braid's Ideal Tea 1-lb. pkts. 70c; 3-lb. pkts. $1.85
Fancy Eating Apples, Wagner, per box $3.85
Fancy Eating Apples, Kings, per box $3.75
Cooking Apples, per box $2.85
Russet Pears, per box $3.50
Yakima Netted Gems, best keepers, 100-lb. sacks $3.50
In five-sack lots, per sack $3.25
Full Stock of
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Simon Leiser &Co.
Phone 38. Limited
high-grade, with splendid selection
of records. Sacriiice. Apply The
Islander Office.
class condition. For further particulars apply Cumberland Barber Shop.
of Fifth Street and Dunsmuir Ave.
Lot 6, Block 15. Building containing 16 rooms, Btore, cellar, barn, two,
garages and other outhouseB. For
further particulars apply C. Mussatto
on the premises. 4-45
Reward given upon returning same
to Tbe Islander Office.
wages. Apply Mrs. II. P. Christie,
Box 834. *
For Winter Reading
from the
Fairview Lending Library
568 Broadway West, Vancouver.
Monthly Subscription:   $1.00.. for one
book weekly, including postage.
City Voters' List
Tuesday, the 30th day of November,
is the last day on which Agents for
Corporations and Holders of Agreements of Sale can register on tbe City
Voters' List.
T. MORDY, City Clerk.
Cumberland, B. 0„ Nov. 25,1920.
The following are the names of the
winners this week in connection with
the ?250 Competition being conducted
by the'Geo. A. Fletcher Music Co., Ltd.,
of Cumberland and Courtenay:
Mrs. T. Lewis, Cumberland.
Air. W. Brown, Lake Trail.
J. i. Potter, Cumberland.
W. Harwood, Hornby Island.
Sirs. Tappin, Union Bay.
Mrs. Sexton, No. 8.
Stanford's Garage Taken Over
By Harling & Ledingham.
Notice is hereby given that I have
this day sold out my business, conducted under the title of "Stanford's
Gnrage, to Messrs. Harling & Ledingham.
I desire to thank all those who have
favored me with their patronage in the
past, and would heartily recommend
the new Iirm tn those In need of auto
repairs or machine work of any description.
Accounts owing to or duo by me in
connection with this business up to
this day, November 22nd, Bhould be
sent to me.
Cumberland, B.C., Nov. 22,1920.
In taking over the above business,
we beg to notify all clients and others
that' we Intend to conduct the business
as ln the past, giving the best of satisfaction, and In addition to the Auto
Repair Work we will conduct a General Machine Shop, fitted with'Welding
Trusting to be favored with your
Cumberland, Nov. 22, 1920.
A woman read the poster of- the*
Liberal Party appealing to the newly-
franchlsed sex. When through she remarked to a friend: "The Oliver government ls making a lot of fuss about
women and orphans, but I suppose after the election is over we can all go
to the devil."


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