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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND ^EWS established 1894
VOL. Vill., No. 16
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
—Pele Mele, Paris.
-Why has the world refused to shake his hand?
The marriage of Mr. John S.
Bannerman and Miss Lena Cessford which took place on Thursday evening in the Presbyterian
Church, was an event of great
interest to many, as represented
by the well filled pews on that
evening. The church was tastefully decorated with flowery
palms, ferns and other floral decorations.
Rev. James Hood performed
the ceremony, while Mr. Charles
Parnham presided at ..the organ.
The-choir had arranged to lead
the musical part of the program,
and quite a large number turned
out for the occasion.
The bride wore a beautiful
gown made of white satin, which
was artistically draped; she had
a most becoming veil, and carried
a very pretty bouquet of flowers.
As the bride was led to the
altar on her father's arm, the
choir tendered the appropriate
hymn, "The Voice that Breathed
o'er Eden."
Meantime, Mr. J.S. Bannerman
with his groomsman, Mr. John
Robertson, had taken their place
at the altar. The service was
short and impressive and the only
detail which many ,of the young
ladies wished to see was omitted
by Rev. J. Hood—slipping his
memory for the moment. They
all wanted to see John kiss the
bride. We are told this was rectified on entering the vestry
where the register was signed,
The happy couple left the
church in an automobile and
joined their friends at supper in
the home of the bride.
On Friday morning they set out
on their honeymoon jaunt to Victoria and the Sound cities.
Empire Dav Sports Committee,
Cumberland, 1917.
Elect, end Railway Staff $   7.00
No. 4 Mine     96.00
No. 5 Mine \...    32,00
No. 6 Mine     86.00
Chinatown     25.45
W. Jones     , 5.00
City, cash     36.00
City, goods     52.50
City-, per E. W. Bickle .. 6.50
Can. Collieries (D.) Ltd. 50.00
Bal. from 1916....     63.20
Total -    $459.65
Cash for Prizes $107.25
Goods for Prizes     52.50
Football Competition ...    56.00
Football Umpire     6.00
Band..    90.00
Ilo Ilo for School Children 12.00
Half cost, flags for children 16.25
Printing    25.00
Stationery, phone, etc. .. 1.5C
Sundries for fixing ground 34.10
Bal. in hand, deposited in
Bank    59.05
Total  $459.65
(Signed) T. MORDY,. Secy.
July 7thr, 1917,
Londcn, July 4.—Two of the
Gorman aeroplanes which took
part in the air raid on Harwich
this morning were brought down
ablaze by British naval aircraft,
and a third machine was brought
to earth in a damaged condition,
it is officially announced. All
the British airmen who engaged
the Germans emerged safely
from their fights.
London, July 4.—From twelve
to fourteen German aeroplanes
dropped bombs this morning on
Harwich, a seaport town in Essex, it was officially announced.
Eight persons were killed and 22
were injureo. The text of the
report follows:
A squadron of some 12 to 14
enemy aeroplanes attacked Har
wich from a northerly direction
about 7.05 this morning. A number of bombs were dropped and
the latest reports state that 8
persons were killed and 22 injured. Only slight material damage was caused.
"Fire was opened from the
anti-aircraft defences and the
enemy's formation was broken
up, although low-lying clouds
rendered the visibility very bad,
The raiders also were engaged
by our own aircraft from a neighboring station.
"After dropping its bombs the
enemy squadron turned seaward
without attempting to penetrate
inland. The whole raid occupied
but a few minutes."
Ottawa, July 4.—During the
month of June just ended 5,750
recruits were secured in the Dominion. The first two weeks of
the month supplied 3,392, and the
closing fortnight 2,358. Canada's
total enlistment from the begin
niag of the war until now stands
at 423,859. During the last two
weeks of June the Toronto military division headed the list with
620 recruits, the- Ottawa and
Kingston division coming next
with 452. ' Other divisions and
districts recruited as follows: Bri'
tish Columbia, 298; Manitoba,
264; London, 222; Montreal, 198;
Maritime Provinces, 157', Saskatchewan, 76; Alberta, 51; Quebec,
20. The month's recruiting of
5,750 shows a falling off Irom the
month of May, when 6,437 were
London, July 4. During Monday night and Tuesday morning
bombing raids were carried out
against the docks at Bruges by
Royal Naval Air Service machines, according to an official
report issued here today. "Several tons of bombs were dropped
and good results were observed"
continues the report, which says
all the machines returned safely.
HAD GOOD JOBS."-Kirby in New York World.
The Cumberland branch acknowledges with thanks the sum
of $13.10 from the Cumberland
Public School for the Prisoners
of War Fund. The Society has
also received most gratefully a
donation of $20.20 from the children of Bevan Public School per
Miss Fitzgerald and Miss Harrison. This was the collection
taken at a concert given by them
and their pupils.
A. M. Cooke,
Hon. Sec'y pro tem,
That there is no real shortage
of coal and they are ready to give
all the coal that will be requirea
for home consumption was the
assurance given on behalf of the
operators on Vancouver Island at
the conference held at Victoria
Tuesday afternoon between Premier Brewster, Hon. William
Sloan, Minister of Mines, and
Attorney-General Farris, and representatives of the collieries op'
erating on thi" Island, as well as
representatives of the cities ot
Vancouver, New Westminster
and North Vancouver, Further,
the operators offered to throw
open their books to the Government, which may, if it deemB fit,
have an audit thereof made and
if it is found that the prices being
charged by the producing concerns are excessive, they are
willing that* the Government
should appoint a commission to
investigate fully into the whole
situations it affects production
and take such action as may be
The conference was the outcome of complaints which were
recently made to the Minister of
Mines by Mayor McBeath of Van
couver, who alleged that a serious
shortage of coal for home consumption existed and claimed
that such shortage was being taken advantage of by the operators as evidenced hy the recent
increase of one dollar per ton.
In the three hours' discussion
it appeared from arguments advanced by the operators that
there is no real shortage at present, that the apparent shortage
has been due to the fact that
large numbers of orders have
suddenly been sent in owing to
something in the nature of a panic
on the part of the public led
thereto by the rumors of possible
trouble consequent upon the shut
down at the mines in the Crow's
Nest Pass section. Much more
than the normal amount of coal
has been bought and up to June,
fifty per cent more coal was
shipped to Vancouver than in the
same period last year. The operators gave assurance that British
Columbia's wants will receive
first consideration, and emphatic
denial was given to the statement
by Mayor McBeath that the operators neglected the home market to take advantage of the export market.
The following representatives
of the Island Collieries were present: James M, Savage, general
manager, and Thomas Graham,
general superintendent, of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Limited, and W. F. Bowen, general manager of the Western Fuel
The Island Collieries presented
a synopsis of the production for
the past few years with the percentage the home consumption
bo-e to total putput by the Coast
mines. In 1912, total output was
1,558,440 tons, of which 71,5 per
cent was consumed within the
Province; in 1913 (the year of
the Island strike) production totalled 973493 tons and home consumption 89 per cent thereof; in
19141,072,314 tons, 77.3 per cent;
1915, 1,020,942 tons, 67 per cent;
1916, 1,495,000   tons, 63.5 per
Vancouver consumed about
150,000 tons per year for all purposes.   The  production   of  the
colliery had shipped 4000 tons to
Seattle because there had been
no demand from Vancouver. It
was denied that any scows had
been waiting at Nanaimo tor
three weeks to load for Vancouver and then had been unable to
get cargoes. The people of Vancouver had become frightened
because of the Fernie strike. To
operate the Island collieries continuously it was imperative that
the surplus overcome consumption should be exported. Time
after time the collieries had paid
demurrage on ships waiting to
be loaded for foreign ports in order that the Vancouver market
could be first supplied.
It was said the Western Fuel
Company had paid $11,000,000
cash for its holdings and Mayor
McBeath suggested that paying
interest on watered stock was
one reason for the high prices
paid by the consumer. Mr. J. M.
Savage denied that thevCanadian
Collieries was paying interest on
watered stock, in fact, it was unable to pay interest on its bonds.
Hon. Wm. Sloan asked Mayor
McBeath if Vancouver had ever
considered going into the coal
business, and the latter replied in
the negative, asserting all that
city desired was a square deal.
Mr. Thomas Graham, formeily
Provincial Chief Inspector of
Mines, and now general superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Ltd., stated that for
a long time Vancouver did not
appear,to know there was a colliery on Vancouver Island. That
city's annual consumption of
150,000 tons could be produced by
the Island mines in twenty-five
days. The fact was, he said
the collieries on the Island had to
export to live. Vancouver was
apparently waking'up to the necessity of laying in its stocks in
the summer months, something
the collieries have been urging
for years. If the labor were
available, the Island mines could
glut the market. Twenty-five
per cent of the men available foi
work in the mines were absent
every day through voluntary absenteeism. It had been his experience, he said, that the Vancouver Island Collieries had always sacrificed the foreign trade
for the local; he had known of]
ships temaining in harbor for
thirty days at a demurrage charge
of $500 per day, while the operators supplied the home demands.
Mr. Stewart, purchasing agent
for the city of Vancouver, pointed
to the fact that last year in that
city there had been a serious
shortage, a statement which
brought from Mr. Graham llie
remark that at that time collieries on Vancouver Island were Idle
because of lack of orders,
Premier Brewster in replying
on behalf of the Government to
representations made, stated the
question appeared to resolve itself into two factors, price and
shortage. Apparently the qics-
tion of shortage had been disposed of in, view of the statements
by the operators. It appeared
to be only a question of getting
the coal to the consumers', and
apparently the operators are pie-
pared to do their part to that
end. The question of price regulation brought up that of the
powers of the Government and
the suggestion that the Government should act required very
careful consideration. But he
assured the mayors fiom the
Mainland that the matter wpuld
be   given   full   consideration by
London, July 4.—The weefcly
official shipping summary issued
today states that 15 British merchant ships of more than 1600
tons were sunk and 5 vessels of
less than 1600 tons. Eleven fishing vessels also were lost.
Field-Marshal von Hinden-
burg's prediction on his return
from Austrian headquarters that
Germany's enemies would be
forced to make peace in the not
too distant future if the Germans held their grouud until the
submarines had done their work
received a prompt and convincing reply today in the weekly
figures of sinkings of vessels.
The totals were the smallest in
several weeks. The conclusion
has been reached that it is impossible for the enemy submarine to maintain any average of
sinkings which would have an
appreciable effect on the overseas communications of the Allies.
Last week the figures were: 21
vessels over 1600 tons, 7 less than
1600 tons, and no fishing craft.
The week before the figures were
27, 5 and none respectively. The
highest figures came in the week
ended April 21, when 40 of more
than 1600 tons were sunk, and
15 less than 1600 tons. The next
worst week was the following
one, when 38 of more than 1600
tons and 13 of less were sunk.
There has been only one more
satisfactory week, from the Allies standpoint since the Germans
started their ruthless campaign,
than the week for which the figures were given out today. That
was the week ended June 3,
when only 15 British vessels of
more than 1600 tons and 3 of less
than 1600 tons were sunk.
Former local Mine Manager
Coast mines  was fiOOO tons per i
would not! the-Minister of Mines
but for a | pressed bis pleasure that the op-
This erators were  willing to present
whatever data was  required of
day  and  Vancouver v--"1-1 »»hlhc iviimim.ii m mmto and he ex-
keep the mines going
comparatively short time,
year the wholesale dealers were-
advised to stock  in  May.   One them.
At a recent meeting of the Canadian Mining Institute held at
Nelson, B.C.. Mr. J. H. Macmillan, Inspector of Mines for Northern British Columbia, with
headquarters at Prince Rupert,
was appointed one of the Board
of Councillors of the western
branch of tbat organization for
the second term, says the Canadian Mining Journal. Thc appointment of Mr. Macmillan will
be learned of with much pleasure ,
by bis many friends in Prince
Rupert and Northern B.C. The
Board of Councillors is the gov-
erningbody of the western branch
of tbe Canadian Mining Institute.
As one nf the Board, Mr. Macmillan williepresent the northern
part of British Columbia, lie is
eminently qualified to shoulder
the responsibilities, and will discharge his duties with every
credit to himself. Prince Rupert
Evening Empire.
Our good friend Dr. Hicks
was deeply interested in I ho
ceremony at the Presbyterian
Church on Thursday evening.
There's A Reason.
Ice delivered regularly on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Leave orders at   Mussatto and
Marchetti, phone No. 40.
James M. Savage, General
Manager and Thomas Graham,
General Superintendent of tha
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir,
Ltd,, left l\n' Victoria on Monday and attended ibe Government Conference at Victoria on
Tuesday on thi' question of a
'coal shortage iu Vancouver. TWO
0;iu% Jslautor
What a splendid thing it would
| be for Canada if on the fiftieth
' anniversary of coalition toachieve
Confederation there could have!
been coalition to perpetuate Confederation. Ily truckling to Que-1
Ih c Nationalist sentiment and declining to unite with the Prime
Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier lost
an opportunity of doing the Empire a service which would have
ranked him in history with George
Brown. Instead, it may have
been his ignoble lot to have struck
a deadly blow at Confederation
on the threshold of its fiftieth
If a coalition of mimls, is  impossible in Parliament, a coalition
f hearts and  hands  is  not  un
published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at  Cumberland, possible in the country.
li.C, Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: Oct- year !n advance, $2.00;
Singdecopies, Re.   Foreign subscriptions
' tu countries in Postal Union, $2.00
Liberal newspapers who argue
that Sir Wilfrid Laurier should
have bee" consulted about conscription liefore being asked to
I join a coalition government, offer
insult   to  public understanding.
To read the Vancouver News
Advertiser of June 27th, under j Conscription was the very basis
the bending of "The Coal Impo-'of coalition. The Government
osition," it would lead the people! knew that Sir Wilfrid was op-
to think that coal is the only ai- posed to compulsion. To have
tide advancing in price. Byway taken him into the government
of illustration: There is a sugar; without an understanding that he
refinery in Vancouver burning, would support compulsion would
fuel oil, a foreign product, in- be to create a condition of things
stead ol' using British Columbia under which compulsion would
coal, and the price of their sugar have been rendered impossible,
retailed in Vancouver three years'The government did theonly wise
ago was five dollars per hundred land reasonable thing. It laid
pounds. Today it is nine down a principle, the principle
ars and seventy-five cents per| that Canada dedicate its complete
strength   to winning   the war,
Hundred pounds. Has coal in-
ereased in price to such an- ex-
d'lit'.' Yet the miners must pay
for their sugar, antl. as a matter
of tact, must ask foi- an advance
of wages  and  the  coal  dealers
and asked Sir Wilfrid to join it
upon that basis. And Sir W If rid
despite the fact that Sir Robert
Borden went to the most genet-
ous lengths tn make his course
must increase the  price of coal! free from   difficulties,   declined
to meat the advance.
This is what the News-Advertiser says: " Vancouver people
should never submit to the imposition of a $9 price for coal.
There is absolutely no justification for such extortion. The fault
is not with the Vancouver dealers
if they are simply adding to their1
the offer. He preferred to keep
his pledge to the Cuebecslackers
that "we will not, have conscription." Let us keep the record
customers the extra price they
themselves have to pay. But if
thi- is so dealers should join with
the rest of the community in demanding that this offence should
come to an end. The British Columbia coast should be one of the
cheapest coal markets in the
world. The seaport of Vancouver
lying within two ir three hours'
sail of the tide water coal mines,
should be paying four or five dollars a ton instead of eight or nine.
There is no reason why the publie
should submit. A few days aco
a Vancouver man was placed in
charge of the coal mines on the
othei sid.-of \h.' R.icky Mo unions. This was done because the
operators and the men could not
agree on Ihe price of work. If
the operators had chosen to add
or v :r allowed in add a dollaror
two to the price of coal Ihey
could afford lo nay the men all
kinds of wages, We have therefore the .-ami- problem ou thi:-,
coast. If the operators cannol or
will not deliver coal at less than
a price and a half, and will not
promise it any price, lei Ihe pub-
he tuke hold of the mines and operate them. Moreover, it is
clearly a duly of the Minister of
Mines In see that not a ton of coal
The residents of Bevan were
| tendered a rare treat Friday evening when they attended the
concert given in the Bevan Hall
by the school children. The talent and originality of the teachers, namely, Miss Harrison and
Miss Fitzgerald, was shown in
the unusual features of the program rendered by such young
children. Perhaps some of the
most striking features were the
plays, Pocahontas and Fairyland,
and the tiny soldiers drill. A
collection was taken at the end
of the program and the sum of
$20.21) was realized for the Red
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulation
i ii i.iiiiiiiiil'lights of the Dominion
ii, Al itiitoba, SabltHtohcttan and Alberta, j
lis- \ i kun 'IVnitory. the Nnri linest Torn I *
it nnd in ft portion of the Proviuoe ol  «
It   tli li I'l ii in I,iis, may be leased fur a !er/,i
,i i ■ ui ty-une years at hu annual rental of
Si minora.     Nui more than 2,oOOafres
>s i i be leased to one applioant.
A|,|. Ileal inn fnraleasst must be tingle by
I,,- n|i|ilicisni In person tn the Agent.lunub
sguut nf the district iu which thtvrighta
si iiiii-ii fur are situated.
In surveyed lerutury ihe laud, mum be
I, -nilieil li> seotiuiiB.urlegalsalvliviiltHii
New Wash Skirts for Ladies and Misses
In Pique, Bedford Cord, Repp, and Duck in the newest summer styles from $1.50 to $3.50; also in Linen,
natural shade, at s-2.25.
Ladies' Summer Undervests
In Cotton, lArous Knit, Lisle and Silk Lisle, from 25c. to £1.00.      Special value in outside sizes, at 65c.
C|C a la Grace Corsets
and Brassieres
Stylish!        Comfortable!
We have in stock a C C a la Grace Corset to suit every type of figure.     Come
see them.
Special Value this week in heavy-weight Cashmerette, 42 inches wide, in navy,
cardinal, pink, brown and sky, at 3 yards for $1.00.
The balance of our stock of Ladies' Trimmed and Ready-to-Wear Hats to be
disposed of at a discount of 25'/t.
Men's Ready-to-wear Clothing
We are now showing a complete range of men's suits in the new tailored styles
in Tweeds, Worsteds, and Serges, from S12.00 to i?35.00.     Special value in
young men's Two-piece Suits, worsted and serge, and white Duck Pants.
Shirts:     The W. G. & R, Shirt of correct style, good fit and reliable materials in neat stripe patterns and self colors.   Special value in men's .Sport Nhirts
at $2.00.   Soft Collars and Wash Ties; also Roys' Blouses- "The one that fits
the boy and will not fade."
Men's Hats and Caps:   Straw Hats in Panama and Boater shapes,
from 75c. to $3.50.
Men's white and tan Canvas Shoes, with solid Rubber Heels.
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Most people are in a hurry; they have little
time to waste. When vou are in a rush, think
how the telephone will help you. It reaches
everywhere.   Its use is economical.
■ They say: "The more hurry, the less speed,"
but originated in the days before the telephone.
Now it is: "The more hurry, the greater speed,"
for the action of the telephone is instantaneous.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., I.L.D., D.C.L., President.
SIR JOHN AIRD, (iener.il Alsnager      II.V.F. JONES, Ass't (len. Manager
CAPITAL, 15,000,000.       RESERVE FUND, 13,500,000.
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is niven to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may lie opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to bu made by any'one ol' them or by the survivor.
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all depositsof $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUM^VERtitlVND BRANCH.        A. J. BUBNSIDE, Manager.
ml in   iiiimh\ nyi'i, lurcitisry
lipped to ii foreign country so   ''•"•'•;l "I'pi'wl ''* »WI be staked uut by
■'•••'I |i Ii null.
Ki, Ii M|i|tlloatlon must bu '.san-nqsanieil
ii t,i) nl $6 which will l>i>sviiiiisls>lsf this
lii« ,|i|nis-il Imam nut HWiilishisj, but not
ii hei mino.    it n.j-iilty nl, Vi hu pant „„ L|„.
ihl-olinnfihlKiisliput of    ho mint, ist, Ihe
■i ,    I tin, ueiiia per ton.
Tito |ier«iin i,|ienitiii(! tho mini, nhall
in,,i»ii ine A|ninl vsiih s-»orti returns ae
nuni ing f„r the full quantity of inerch-
unable Cual lllilis-d autt j,isy the royalty
t.eli-nn.       If   tin-  i: al iiiuiia^ riulitfl are
independent OI coal corporations,   imi beit-itf npeMted, auoli returusslmll be
aa the supply is short at
and the price such as that '
now charged,   Mr. Sloan has full
c inn-ill   nf  the  situation,     He
knows the conditions better than '
most  men.     He has the know- ;
ledge,  tlie  understanding,   the
ability and the authority.    He it
We expect him to do something
nboul il
Sir Wilfrid I.anrier's latest political creed: " When England is
nl war. Canada is at war, but
Qui bee i;; not necessarily in the
fun nslieil ht least,,nee a year.
The leaie will include the coal mining
rights unly, but the lrssee may be permit*
led to purohate whatever isviiUnlile lur-
face rights may bo considered  neceuiarsi
fnr tile working of th ine at the rata <of
Fn'rfullihforliiatiou application thmild
In- imiilii to the Seoretaiy nf thu De|n rt-
iiient i,l the liiieiim, Ottawa,   nr to  (>ny
\ nut ,,r Suh Am in • fDoininimi linn m
W   w. COIIV,
Ili-puly Mini.leri.fiheii.lBiinr,
N. li- I'n.ili-h.'t ir.. il iiilblieaili.n „| ij in
adveriiiseniHiii sillutil be pan! for.
U.B.C. Beer
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When yon have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink  Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.     Ask  for
U.B.C; it's the beer of Quality-none better.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock- all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Snuill Fruits, Roses, etc.,
am! in fuel all hardy trees and plants tor Ihe Harden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[ESTABLISHED 2<l years. I
Ladiei' and Gents'
Fashioi lable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
Opposite the Railway Station
This flotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best ant| finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
See The
"Girl From Frisco"
Every Thursday
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
When in need of a car ring up
%L.    Nanaimo and return the
same   day.    Terms   reasonable.
Fire wood  for sale.      Apply to
Phone 86 L. Happy Valley
WANTED: -A second hand cooking rantfe and couch, cheap. Apply to Cumberland Dye Works.
FOR SALE: A five room house
with hot and cold water. Apply
William Potter, Cumberland.
Slab Wood for Sale at $:..<)() -per
Load.    Cash or. Delivery.   Phone
95 L.
RoystonSawmill Co.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on" month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old -have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Mr. Ramsammy Chundra Ghee
Was Not Much of a Riddle
After All.    .
Sbe wis not his Molly. John Beatty
realised that as, attired in a stiff shirt,
which gave him a sensation of Impending asphyxia, and a suit ot evening clothes, which made him feel
like a waiter, he stood moodily beside the door and watched his fiancee
moving among ber guests.
He bad returned from the weat after a' three years' absence. He bad
gone to make his fortune ln the
mines, and Molly had said she would
be true to bim. He had made the fortune and Molly had been true, but
. , . Well, this was not the simple,
pretty country girl whom he had left
three years before.
There was incense in the air, and
Beatty liked the Incense of wholesome oxygen. Tbere were three poets
present. John did not mind poets,
but these bad long, greasy bair and
ditry anger-nails. And he positively
loathed the black man in the turban,
who was holding forth a rapt audience—Molly Included—upon the
mysteries ot Yoga.
"To attain the Infinite?" he was saying with a supercilious smile. "It is
easy, ladles. Concenttate! Concentrate, and repeat without cessation
the magic syllable 'Om.' Then breathe
in lightly through the left nostril, concentrate all feelings in the center of
the spine, and exhale through tbe alternate nostril, meanwhile repeating
the magic syllable 'Om.'"
After that came a lecture upon Esoteric Buddhism, aB set forth by the
great seer and sage Patanjali, several
hundred centeries before Molly had
opened her pretty eyes in Blnghamp-
ton, N. Y.
After the guests had gone Jobn
Beatty stood facing Molly alone.   He
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fNlght ud Day, Forever, I Dream of
I You."
jwas sick at heart and angry words
rose to bis lips.
1 "Don't you see, Holly, this isn't
reair be was saying. "It isn't whole-
■ome.   That black man—"
"You mean Mr. Ramsammy Chun-
Ira Ghee?" inquired Molly, with omln-
>us calm.
' "I do," said Beatty. "I don't like to
see you mixed up with a crowd ot
takers like those, dear. If he wants
to concentrate on the infinite let him
do his breathing exercises in some
good gymnasium. Why, Molly, tbere
isn't a real man or woman among all
that crowd. You seem to have
' "Yes, I bave changed, John," answered Molly. "I have found myself.
And you haven't changed. You have
'lost yourself in the wblrl of worldly
Interests. It Isn't any use, John. We
could never be bappy together. I
want to live ln the soul, to have my
spiritual freedom. We could never be
happy together."
' "You want to break our engage-
Went?" asked Beatty coldly.
She looked at him, halt ln terror.
In tbe strong lineaments of his face
she remembered tbe man who bad
won her love, ot whom sbe bad
dreamed during tbe first of those
three years that had elapsed since
their passionate farewell—before she
had fallen into the ways and habits
of her new friends.   She put out her
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
A ring at the bell aroused her froq
her reverie. She glanced at the clock
It was nearly midnight. Who could
want her at auch an hour? Perhaps
lt was John!,, Her face hardened.
Her wavering mood Impelled bei
thoughts to bitterness. She would
tend him about his business. Sh«
opened the door.
The Indian was standing upon the
threshold. At the sight of him her
face softened.
"You left something, Mr. Ramsammy Ghee?" she asked.
Ramsammy entered after ber and
closed the door behind him. Upturned toward her and held out hie
"Yes," he whispered hoarsely. "I
left you, my moonflower, my perfect
pearl. I could not go home until I
bad told you tbat I love you. Night
and day, forever I dream ot you. Witli
you beside me I would seat myself up.
on my peacock throne in my own laml
and dream away blissful hours, Im
mersed ln the creative principle or
the sixth sphere, my bride, my
Molly recoiled In horror. She hud
always associated Ramsammy witl:
unearthly detachment and philosophic
serenity, with the mystic Om and ull
that it denoted. And here he was
talking like—a lover? No, like a
idrunkard. There was a quite unmistakable smell upon his breatb, and
all at once she understood why
Ramsammy waB so very partial to incense,
"Will you come with me and be my
bride, lotos-flower?" inquired tbe black
man eagerly. And without waiting for
the lotos-flower to answer he clasped
her in his arms. And Molly, overcome with aversion, screamed as vul-
Igarly as any ordinary maiden.
' "Oh, I hate you! Go away!" Bhe
cried.   "John!   John!"
Tbe answer was Immediate. With
a crash the door came off its binges,
and Mr. Jobn Beatty stood in the'entrance. His stocky figure, in evening
dress, the total absence of anything
esthetic or esoteric, had never seemed
more welcome.
' With a leap be was upon the black
man, and before he quite knew what
had occurred Ramsammy was receiving a long deferred and long needed
trouncing. John Beatty did not strike
too hard. He propelled the black
man toward the door with a series
of well-directed kicks, got him into
the passage, thrust him Into the
street, and, with a parting hoist, deposited him upon the sidewalk. Then
he turned back Into the apartment
Molly was weeping pitifully as sin-
crouched on the Turkish lounge.
"I—I saw that black skunk turn
back, Molly, and I suspected some
thing," John explained. "So I waited
outside to make sure that it was all
right. Yoa aren't angry wltb me
"Angry, John?" she answered, looking up. 'X)h, John, can you ever forgive met"
j John sat down beside her and took
her hand ln his.
"Molly, dear," he said, "I guess you
didn't understand—that's all. Wben a
man's knocked about the world he
somehow feels things. I knew tbat fellow was a cur, and yet I couldn't
put It Into words: Molly, It you'll
marry me, you shall have a different
poet every/night to supper, as long as
his handiiare dean. But I guess we'll
let Ramsammy do his breathing
stunts elsewhere. What do you
"All iright, John," answered Molly.
(Copysfoht, I'll, by W. O. Chapman.)
1   "John—" she breathed.
i  John clasped ber In his arms.
"Ood bless your Molly," he said.
"But lt Isn't any use. Only if you
grow tired—if you want me at any
time, anywhere, you'll let me know,
won't you?"
Then he was gone, and -Molly was
alone ln the Incense-scented room
with the idol of Buddba ln one corner
and the Japanese screen in the otber,
and the barbaric, Oriental couch cover
and Turkish pillows and all the otber
paraphernalia fit the mlse-en-Bcene.
Her thoughts went back to those
Orst days wben sbe bad come to New
York. She bad met Jobn In a commonplace boarding bouse where there
was no Ramsammy Ohee and nobody
{bad heard of Buddha, and they ate
steak smothered ln onions and
breathed through both nostrils
simultaneously and never thought of
their spines. And yet those had been
slays of perfect happiness.   Now—
Ilo   Ho Theatre
Showing Films From All  Best Producers.   Pictures !
Shown Here Include Bluebirds, Redfeathers
and Famous P,. yers, which are run in
Leading Theatres of Vancouver, Vic-
Victoria and Nanaimo.
Every Saturday-
An Episode of the "Voice On The
Wire" a Serial in 16 Parts, is Shown,
together with a Mixed Program of
Comedy and Drama.
On All Other Days Of The*vVeek~
Fiveand Six Reel Feature Films and
One Reel of Comedy.
Dowdy and Unsympathetic.
"Broadly speaking," declares a
prominent Hngllsh\woman, "New York
women are dowdy. Limply hanging
skirts and badly fitting coats are as
common aa blackberries among the
poorer sections, while the taste of the
wealthier women often ie excrable.
Freak fashions from Wihich a French
woman would recoil Im horror are accepted with complacency by tho
moneyed matrons of Now York. Here
and there ln tlie mad medley of color
one sees an example- of exquisite tasto,
and lt is these rare exceptions, no
doubt, which have.givon the American
woman the/reputation ,uhe possesses
for smartness and chic.
"When a. New York womamls beautiful she la i very beautiful, but sin-
lacks poetryiand sympathy. She has
hot suffered (enough. There is no suggestion of softness or subtlety .about
her. Her llpaare too-thin sand her\eye«
too hard."
Tost and Won"
Famous Player Film, with  Marie
Doro in the Lead.
"The Boy Girl"
) Violet Mersereaux. in a Bluebird,
Late Release.
Convivial Clerk.
■ Rev. H. P. Dltchffleld tells | In the
June Treasury some more stories
about parish clerka His own', little
church at Barkbam was many years
ago the scenes of a deplorable- efssoilo.
,It was not unknown that tbe -clerk on
occasions used to patronize the villntse
inn, which was kept by a parish i worthy, Mrs. Colyor. One'Sunday afternoon, when the weather was warm,
and the sermon long, the clerk stent
and dreamed. He Imagined hlmn-lf
the center -of all admiring scontjrany 'it
the villageilnn. I Hence, when the svir-
mon was,ended) and the ascription I
ssld, andfbe wits expected,' to utter a <
loud and/sonorous "Amen,' he startler)
the congregation I by shouting "Fill 'em
again, Mrs. Colleen fill 'em again."
The congregation tnavin-ally was Bome-
what scandalise- Jt—Westminster Ga-
Red feather Photoplay,
u Heartstrings "
THURNDAY & FRIDAY, 12th., and 13th.
The Golden Fettei
Anita  King and Wallace Reid, i
Famous Plaver Production.
I An Afterthought
'  "I have just been reading;another
Hit of * rules  (cf r living a hundred
"Stuff andlnom enae!"
"Maybe you a re right. I notice
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m- , i t.
EVENINGS 6.30 To 10.30
Admission-Children Under 15, 10c.
Adults 15c. Box Seats 25c.
; Matinee Every Saturday, at 3 Oclock
Children 5c.
t0t0mmmmmmjt$mAmmmgm)mJ*m^^ FOUR
London, July 4.—By order of
tlie King, the Stars and Stripes
were flying from the Victoria
Tower of the Houses of Parliament today and also on other
government buildings, beside the
Union Jack. Private buildings
were bedecked with American
pags as never before. Thousands
of persons in the streets worp
small flags, and wagons and automobiles were decorated with the
American emblem, Mr. Lloyd
George took an active interest in
arranging for the celebration of
July 4th. The Welsh Guards
Band played American airs while
guarding St. James Palace, as did
the orchestras in all the theatres.
Ambassador Page and Mrs. Page
held an informal reception this
Rev, Henry Wilson left for Alberni on Wednesday,
Dr. E. R. Hicks leaves tomorrow morning for Vancouver.
Today is "France's Day." The
Red Cross girls are selling roses
for the French Red Cross.
Hon. J. A. Macdonald, Chief
Justice of the Court of Appeal of
Uritish Columbia, Mrs. Macdonald and Miss Macdonald, are
guests of Mr. and Mrs. James
Savage at Beaufort House, Cumberland.
Henry Devlin, Inspector of
Mines, is on his usual monthly
tour of Inspection.
Miss N, Stewart left for Vio
toria on Friday morning.   ,
George Gibson, formerly of
Cumberland and now of Vancouver, arrived on Tuesday, disposed of his property in this City
and left on Friday.
Mrs. David R. MacFarlane and
daughter, Miss Loyal, motored
to Victoria on Sunday and returned to this City by train on
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Special lot of Girls' good Washing Dresses, last season's styles, were $1.25.
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