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IVIth wbieb Is consolidated tbe t'umbcrlaiid News.
TWENTY-NINTH YEAR—No. 35.
Island Footballers
Outplayed Rivals
Scored Three Goals lo One, Cumberland Men Spring All the
Winning Points.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1920.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
The pick of the Cumberland and
Nanaimo Football ToaniB met the pick
of the Mainland Teams laat Saturday.
The mateh wa;, arranged aa a grand
finale to tlie Bummer League series.
Six players from the Cumberland
team were chosen to represent the
Island, but Bannerman, Cumberland's
crack outside right did not make the
journey. Tbe following players of
the local team appeared in the lineup: Wilkinson, Stobbart, Wylle,
James and Harrison. Jock Clark,
the goal tender of the local club, was
pressed Into service for the mainland
who had an exceptionally strong team
out. The Island team ran out easy
winners by a score ot !1 goals to l.'Ail
three goals being scored by Cumberland players. Stobbart scoring the
first goal, James the second and
Wylle the third.
The game which was witnessed by
a fair crowd of fans was not as interesting as were many of the league
games. The players at times appeared
indifferent and towards llie end the
play slowed up considerably. Th*
Islandera assumed tlie iead early
In Uie game when Stobbart netted
the hall at the end of five minutes
of play, the Mainlanders evening tlie
score twenty minuU's later when
Donaldson scored at the climax to a
concerted attack upon tlie Island
gaol. James put the Island' ahead
within a few minutes after the resumption of play and half time found
the score 2 to 1 in favor of tiie Na-
naimo-Cumberlaud all-star aggregation.
The second half did not produce as
good football as did the opening period of, play. James, who had beeu
playing a great game, whilst attempting o'ne of liis spectacular runs of
going through all opposition had the
misfortune to turn his ankle and was
practically helpless during the last
half hoar of play. Dickinson of the
Island team and Campbell of tbe
.Mainland team, who had been cheeking one another very closely all
through the game, finally came under
the notice of the man with the whistle
with the lusult that both men graced
'.he side lines for the rest of the
game. The game dining the last half
iiour was mostly end to end with
uo real exciting incidents, until
Wylle obtaining possession, nnd beating both hacks, he host no difficulty
iu 'bulging the back of the net
making the score 3 to 1. Wylle was
forced to quit tbe game immediately
after on account of a bad ankle. Tbe
whistle blew shortly after with the
score as indicated above. For tbe
Island team, .the whole five of the
Cumberland bofs played a great
game. Harrison at outside left being
ably supported by Dickinson, played
one of tlie best games of his life. For
the Mainland team. Donaldson at centre-half was probably the best man
un tin; field, whilst Jock Clark" the
local goalie, was in good form and
could not bo blamed for the 3 to 1
defeat, as he saved Innumerable shots
that would have bettt.cn lots of
goalies.
Low Water Caused
Boiler Explosion
Evidence al Inquest Showed the
Water in Boiler of Engine
Too Low for Safety.
LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER
TO TAKE IN LECTUHES
AT VANCOUVER
lu order to enable him to take in
special lectures al the School of Professional Photography being held in
Vancouver next week. Mr. Ceo. Barton,
ihe Cumberland photographer* has to
close his sludio for a week. These
lectures are held under the auspices
of the Eastman School of Professional
Photography of New York. They
visit all tho important centres, giving
their clients all the latest idens and
developments in tho profession.
REV. BISCHLAGER
PREACHES AT HOLY
TRINITY SUNDAY
Rev. Arthur Bischlager, Chaplain to
the'Forces, and former rector of Holy
Trinity Church at Cumberland, and
who is now located at Duncan, will
preach at the morning service at Holy
Trinity Church on Sunday.
'ICNIC COMMITTEE
MEETS SUNDAY MORNING
A meeting of the General Picnic
Committee nf the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Limited, wil be held to-
morrow morning at 10 o'clock at the
Company's oflices.
The joint Inquest ns to tho manner
of death of Samuel' Willoughby and
Frank P. Davison, who were killed In
the boiler accident on No. 4 spot of
the Comox Logging & Railway Company, was concluded on Friday of last
week when a jury brought ln a verdict that deceased oame to their death
the lesult of Injuries received.at a
point on the Comox Logging, railway
between  Camp  2  and   Headquarters,
as llie result ot the accidental explosion or tlie boiler of locomotive No. 4
of the Comox Logging & Railway Co.
Expert evidence, was taken at a preliminary   sitting   the   day   previous,
when  Messrs. Wm. Rao and Andrew
McPhee, representing the B. C. government, gave evidence.     Win.   Rae,
Chief Inspector of Equipment of thc
Department of Hallways of B. C, said
'there  was  every  indication  that the
explosion  which  caused the accident
was due to Insufficient water in the
boiler tthe water was low) and then
a sudden How of water coming back
on  the bared crown caused such a
sudden  rush   of   steam   pressure   as
could not   he   relieved   through   the
safety valves.    This caused tlle col-
laijso or tearing away of the crown
sheets,   resulting   in   the   explosion.
The fractures of the sheet w,ere hlue
and this indicated   the   above   condition.    There had been no neglect on
the part of the company and he was
quite satisfied that there was plenty of
water in the tender.
The witness was asked If there was
any defect in tlie locomotive .-which
caused the engine to give better power
when the water was low- the witness
replied, No, not as far as he could see.
Andrew McPhee, Inspector of Equipment of the Deparlment of Railways,
who had accompanied the previous
witness to tlie scene of tlie accident
aud made a thorough examination of
tlio wreck, confirmed this finding.
Other witnesses were examined but
no "other theory was advanced and-the
jury brought In the verdict as above
stated.
RECREATION HALL
FOR CUMBERLAND
Tenders to Be Called Next Week for the Construction of an
Athletic Hall in Cumberland Which the Canadian Collieries
Is Erecting for the Use of Its Employees—Building and
Furnishings Will Cost About $27,000.
Church Notices
IIOU' THIMTX CHPRCH
Rev. W. Leversedge.
Aug. 20t.il -1801 Sunday Afler Trinity.
CUMBERLAND.
Holy Communion, 11 a.m.
Children's Service, 3 p.m.
Evensong, 7 p.m.
CHILDREN'S SERVICE ■
AT HOLY TRINITY
Tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock a
special Children's Service will be held
in Holy Trinity Church."* It Is hoped
parents will avail themselves of tlie
opportunity of attending this service.
Sept. ;>lli, MIDi S lay After Trinity.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Evensong, 7 p.m. At this service
the subject of the sermon will be, "Tlle
hureh and Labor—What i. the Mind
t tlie Church on the Question of Industrial Relations?"
ItOMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Rev. Father R.-Beaton, Comox.
9 a.m., mass ut Cumberland.
Willi;  METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Oeo. Kinney
.Morning Service, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
I'HESIIVTKKIA.N SERVICES
James Hood, Pastor.
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
SPECIAL SERVICE AT
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
A service of unique Interest will be
conducted In St. George's Presbyterian
Church on Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. Three men will take part In
tills service, Rev. Mr. Fuller and Mr.
Locke, Missionaries to. tlie Shanty Men
of the B. C. Lumber Camps, and Mr.
S. P. Miller of Victoria, who is associated with Dr. Ernest Hall of thnt
City.   Everybody welcome.
On the Sunday following, September
th, the regular services of the day
will be resumed- morning service nl
11, Sunday Schol at 2..')o and evening
service at 7. o'clock.
A friend who is not. In need is .i
friend indeed.
Cumberland will in the near future pos,scay an Athletic Club
building which, while it will not occupy as large an area in floor
space as similar buildings do elsewhere, will from the point of
view of completeness and accommodation surpass any of them.
This building is to be erected by the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, and the total cost of the hall and furnishings will
be in the neighborhood of $27,000, all of which will be borne by
the Company. The Athletic Club building will be erected on the
land between'the Company's offices and the City Hall. The
building will stand about 40 feet from thc sidewalk, which will
allow ample space for the planting of shrubs and trees.
• The overall dimensions of the building are 32x60 feet, and it is
a two-story building.  The first floor is laid out as follows:
The entrance hall is 10x12. The library is circular in shape and
has a diameter of 17 feet. The reading room is 10x22 and contains
a large open hearth' fireplace. The writing room is 11x18. Between the reading and writing rooms a corridor leads to a lecture
hall 26x31, which contains a raised platform and seating accomr
modation for 117 people. There is a cloak room and lavatory
accommodation off the entrance hall. From the entrance hall a
staircase leads down to the ground floor, the whole of which is
divided up for two purposes; one portion being a billiard and pool
•ooro and the other a gymnasium, containing full lavatory accommodation, including shower baths. Below this will be a basement
containing the heating apparatus, which will be a hot water
system.
The exterior will be an Elizabethan front following the old English lines, the circulating library running up with a tower effect,
the front gable resembling the old English stucco and timber
construction.
The furnishings will be well in accordance with the building, and
the institution will fill a long felt want in Cumberland.
The architect is Mr. W. A. Owen, the Company's Construction
Engineer.
Tenders will be called for the construction of the building next
week.
Observations
And Comments
By a Rambler.
BAND PICNIC
Those who attended the annual
picnic of the Cumberland City Band
held at Millard's Beach last Saturday
had the time of their lives. There was
only one serious (?) accident, and
that was when a certain bandmaster
got his pants torn  very extensively.
hose who were.there   aro well   acquainted with the circumstances.
Children's Knees.
The morning was devoted to thc
children's races, which* were very exciting, in tact they were as good as
any held lu this district for a long
time.
By the time the kiddies' races were
over everybody was ready for lunch—
and my, how they did eat. You should
have seen the goods thingB disappear.
Ladies' Band Entertains.
But the fun really began when a
selection" was given by the Cumberland fcadies' Baud, led by Baudmaster
Monte in his usual energetic, style.
Some ladies of the party appropriated
the Instruments and went to It! Now„
we know who originated "Jazz!" After this band was organized Mr. Monte
forgot all about his regular instrumentalists so It looks like tliey will have
to seek a new bandmaster.
1110-Vards llnsh Dead Ileal.
A 100-yards dash was run off, which
resulted in a dead heut, the two leaders being Willie Robertson and Harry
Murdock.
A tug-of-war followed this, also flve-
a-sldc football, old men's races^ (over
0), bandsmen's race, and kicking the
ball for ladles.
Exciting Stunts.
But tbe climax was reached when
tlie flve-a-side football games and tug-
of-war for ladies took place. These
events had the crowd up In the air
so much that they had to adjourn until
next year.    Thc two gentlemen  who
POUCE COURT
«•.     , —
Before .Mairislrutc John Hnlrd.
A somewhat protracted sitting of the
police court was held Thursday evening before Magistrate John Baird.
wheu n man named Brown was charged
witli creating a disturbance on the
public streets on Tuesday night.
Charges had also been laid against
two others in the same party this
night, but on the application of the
Chief of Police tlie charges against
ihese persons were withdrawn and
they were called ns witnesses, along
with others, tor the prosecution. The
defendant called one witness on bis
behalf. After hearing the evidence
and lengthy statements of tlie police,
defendant making a statement on his
own behalf, the magistrate found the
defendant guilty aud lined him fifteen
dollars and costs.
Following this a more serious charge
was taken up against the same defendant, that of using nbusivc and
threatening language to tlie police.
The chuaf of police asked for an adjournment of tills charge as it was
serious and he Intended to engage
counsel. Defendant pleaded upt guilty.
The magistrate adjourned the case
until 5 o'clock Monday.
JUNIOR BASEBALL TEAM
PLAYS NANAIMO SUNDAY
To play a game against the Nanaimo
ntermediates (lie local Junior bnse-
ballers will journey to the Hub city
to play a game there tomorrow. The
local team will be selected from D.
Richards, B. Jones. A. Wlnningham.
M. Stewart. R .Robertson. B. Oraham.
Mojami, J. Bennie, M. Damonte and A.
Sommerville.
risked their lives acting ns judges foi
these two events were Jack Davis and
Jock Smith.
G.W.V.A. Will Hold Next
Meeting in Memorial Hall
The construction work of the now Memorial Hall being about completed, tlie next regular meeting of llie Great War Veterans' Association
will be held in thut place next Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock.
This meeting will probably deal with the Important matter of furnishing tho hall.   The formal opening will be held somo timo later.
Women's Auxiliary Also Meets. '
In connection with this melting, Mrs. Conrad, Secretary ai Ih"
Women's Auxiliary to the tl. V,. '.. A., announces that tho.Auxillaiy
will also mcel at the i.ame timo and place.
Some days ago the writer had the
opportunity to traverse a small sec
tiou of the Upper Island. On going up
one of the many small streams that
run down from the hills, a camp was
observed in which there was quite a
number of men employed by the Do
minion Fisheries Department In blasting out driftwood and otherwise clearing obstructions so as to give easy
access to the salmon on their run to
spawn.
The thorough manner in which tills
department oi the government is attending to the clearing out of all the
streams for tlie conservation aud propagation of tlie fisheries ls to be commended.
However, on proceeding a short distance further up the stream a painful
roat-tion is experienced ou beholdjng
a large urea of ground on which the
limber has been fellod, sawn Into
lengths and left there to rot.
Beautiful specimens of tlieir species,
DouglaB lir and cedar, that standing
represented potential wealth, ln their
present state—waste. Much has been
written on the wonderful works of
man, hut the price of newsprint prohibits au exposition ot this waste.
The following ls tuken from a recent Issue of Canadian Finance:
What is needed Is legislation that
shall compel all users of Canadian
forests to plant a tree for every tree
eut down. Sucli legislation Ib in successful operation iu some other lauds,
notably Germany. Canadian supplies
of pulpwood are uow being drawn upon heavily by the United States, whose
own supplies have been cut so low as
to make a scarcity In that country. A
little foresight now can prevent such
a scarcity in Canada in years to come.
Taking cognizance ot the above and
in view ot the fact that It'takes 600
years for such trees to attain their
magnificent proportions, such work
appears nothing short ot vandalism.
It may be said that a market fluctua
tion was the cause; If bo it will occur
again, and tho loss consequent to
felled timber being left wil bo directly
proportionate to the increase of the
industry.
In the Interests of conservation ot
natural resources, the Forestry Branch
of the government should take a leaf
from tlie book of the Fisheries Department, appoint Inspectors to see that all
felled logs are removed from the forest
previous to closing down—whenther
due to a depression of the lumber tua»-
ket or not. Tills would be a big step
forward.
While motoring back along the It-
land Highway a large fishing fleet was
observed In the straits. Inquiry elicited the information that It was owned,
controlled, operated and manned by
Japanese. Ye gods! What's this? Out
very vitals iu the hands of aliens-
allies, true, but alien in race and
color, creed and aspirations. What
composed the chief auxiliary of the
British Navy but the British fisherman? Out of this body of men was
fashioned the glorious manhood of the
Grand Fleet and mine sweeping
trawler.
These were the men whose skilled
assistance made possible the carrying
out of the gigantic transportation pro.
gramme so necessary during tiie world
war.
Why should such a condition exlsi
on the Pacific Coast of Canada, destined soon to become the commercial
centre of the Empire? Is it through
the lethargy of the Anglo-Saxon living
In these parts, or is it due tod an ng
gressvely protective policy of our ally.
Mayhap tlle underlying motive be sinister, the organization skilled and under the direction of master minds.
Perhaps more detailed and accurate
coast contour charts are to be found
in Tokio than in Ottawa, with Secluded
hays and Inlets marked thereon, which
would be a terrible menace In case of
trouble with thc Japanese nation.
NANAIMO KENNEL CLUB
HOLDING SHOW SOON
Meeting Of
Football Club
Large   Attendance   at   Public
Meeting on Sunday—Officers
Elected for Season.
The semi-annual public meeting of
tlie Cumberland United Football Club
was held on Sunday evening last, for
the presentation of the financial statement and election of officers. President Richardson was lu the chair, and
thero was a good attendance.
Minutes of the previous mocllng
were read and approved.
The secretary reported thai the
financial statement was not ready owing to delay In getting accounts and
cheques, hut stated that this would be
ready at au early date.» He stated that
tiie statement would show a deflqlt of
approximately $lou. ■
The meeting appointed C. O'Brien
anil Thos. Mordy auditors, tho understanding being that the financial state-'
ment would be published in tills week's
paper. Tlie statement will be found in
another column.
Election of Officers.
The election ot olllcers   was   then
proceeded  with and  resulted as  foi- •
lows:
President,   Mr.
Jus.   M-
Vlce-President, Mr. TIiob.
Prize Lists Ready for Distribution for Two-Day Show on
September 21 and 22.
The Nanaimo Kennel Club is holding a show on Slat and 22nd of next
month In the Agricultural Building
Prize lists nre now ready for distrl
button and will be sent on application
In J. Pearson. Secretary Nanaimo Ken-
nel Club, Nanaimo.
There are some splendid dog spec!
mens In the Cumberland district and
owners will do well to keep this show
iu view.
Honorary
Savuge.
Honorary
Graham',
President, Mr. Chas. Graliam.
Vice-President, Mr. Robert Brown.
Manager, Air. David Wilson.
Assistant Manager, Mr. Wm. Walker.
Secretary, Mr. Chas. O'Brien.
Treasurer, Mr. Robert Walker.
Trainers, Mr. Ed. Jackson and Mr.
Wm. Morsey.
The following were elected on the
Executive Committee along with the
officers already stated: J. Sharpies,
H. Strachan, Jas. T. Brown, J. English,
J. Smith, Jas. L. Brown, R. Strachan.
WOMEN'S BENEFIT
ORDER OF MACCABEES
Large Delegation  Came From
Nanaimo Lodge to Attend
Meeting on Thursday
A Nanaimo "Whizz Bang" hit town
Thursday afternoon with a delegation
of some 32 members of tlie Nanaimo
Lodge of the Women's Benefit, Order
of Maccabees, and they seemed to .lie
out for a good time. Most ot them
were armed with whistles, squeaking •
and noise-msklug balloons and such
Instruments. These ladles paid n long-
promised visit to tlie local lodge and
were given a hearty reception. They
were received by the local lodge In
meeting and took an active part ln the
proceedings. Afterwards they wero
entertained at an elaborate banquet in
the Anglican Church Hall.
Mrs. H. Hudson, commander of the
Cumberland lodge, occupied the chair
at the lodge meeting, Mrs. E. Clark
taking the chair at the banquet.
MrB. D. R. McDonald, wife of Mayor
McDonald, welcomed the visitors on
behalf of the city.
Speeches were given by Mrs. A. McKinnon, representing the Ladles'
Auxiliary of the General Hospital; by
Mrs. W. Leversedge and Mrs. Kinney;
by Mrs. Bunbury, representing the
Women's Auxiliary of the G. W. V .A.;
by Mrs. Thomson, representing the
Pythian Sisters; by Mrs. Jas. Walker,
representing Rebecca Lodge. Mrs.
Carvelly of Nanaimo replied.
A song was contributed by Mrs.
Anderson of I'nlon Bay.
Owing to the visitors having to return to Nanaimo that evening the
gathering reluctantly came to a conclusion Bomewhat early, after everyone had had a most enjoyable time.
Wedding
Hub)- Trillin,
Normair W. Iluby of Cumberland
was united In marriage on Wednesday
lo Violet Provis, the wedding taking
place at the residence of tlie bride's
aunt, Burnaby. Mr. and Mrs. Hllby
will tour the Island for ten days, afterwards taking up their residence in
Cumberland.
ROD AND GUN CLUB
Meeting Called for Sunday Evening Looking to the Formation of Local Club.
A meeting has heen called fnr S
o'clock Sunday evening, at English's
Pool Rooms, for the purpose of discussing the formation of a Hod and
Gun flub for the Cumberland District.
All interested are invited to attctid. iVo
THfi   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
August 28, 1920.
The MATTRESS
on which you sleep should be soft and comfortable, yet
have that quality of resilience and elasticity which
helps to keep it in shape.
MATTRESSES
we offer are most carefully made of the best materials
and sure to give you years of satisfactory service.
Ask more about them.
P. 0. Box 279
T. E. BATE
CUMBERLAND
Phone 31
Great West Tea
WE ARE SOLE AGENTS IN CUMBERLAND FOR
Red, Green and Blue Labels
65c.     75c.    90c.
Mumford and Walton
Grocers, Cumberland.
School Supplies
For  Fall Term
SECURE  YOUR  HIGH  SCHOOL  BOOKS  EARLY
AND AVOID A POSSIBLE SHORTAGE
A limited stock of Scribblers
Note Books, Drawing Books
etc., at the old prices
Frost's Pharmacy
77ie Rexall Store
Cumberland, B.C.
OUR FOOD SUPPLY
DEPENDS ON BIRDS
ong
Do we appreciate our birds?
The west is threatened with a grasshopper plague, while in the east tb*,
caterpillar   Is   causing  havoc   ate
the trees.
Man. by liis insatiable sia''
the birds, has so reduced f
of nature that thc destrr
are getting the upper r
mie, .Minister q{ Agti"
ducinu h'.„ estimate
I'oinmons    on    ;j
Canada's mw.tf _,  ,'oil8
tghter o[
ne balance
live insects
.and.   Dr. Tol-
ulture, in Intro-
in the House of
24,   stated   that
amounted to,
preparation
from parasites
$125,000,000, and that in
for tiie expected grasshopper v-lagwa alone, there had been purchased , "iOO.OOO . pounds of arsenic.
2,000 tO'.is of bran and 50,000 gallons
of molasses from, which to make poisoned bait.
To overco,me,,'br at least to minimize
tlie caterpillar e'.agll a, various methods
of attack rare being-   adopted,   chiefly
that ot Spraying.
fVaf ently a woodpecker was noticed
at work upon a tree which wns being
defoliated by caterpillars. With the
aid of binoculars it -was found that, in
one visit to the tree, it secured twenty-
four caterpillars. This bird, or another, returned at about quarter-hour
intervals, each time disposing of a
number of caterpillars.
"Birds are the natural enemies of insects and bugs and, without them, we
could not successfully combat the
pests which destroy our food supplies.
By protecting the birds, we protect
ourselves.
"John, I wish Ethel would give
that young man some encouragement.
He'd make a splendid husband."
"Have you tried telling her he's a
worthless vagabond and that she's
never to speak to him again?"
MYSTERIOUS
INVENTION
Young Inventor of Seattle Installs His "Mystery Coil" in
Hupmobile Without an Engine
Ami Diives Through Streets.
EVERETT, Wash. Allied M. Hub
hard. Seattle boy inventor, who has
been working for some time upon an
■'atmospheric generator," gnve two
demonstrations of Its use when Installed in an automobile in Everett on
Saturday. Following his exhibition
on July 29 in Portage Bay, Lake
Union, witli a motorboat, young Hubbard began to prepare for a test of
his invention in propelling automobiles., ile selected the Burke tlaruge
as a place for Ills invention, and a
Hupmoblle, 1920 model, for the ex-
periment. Friday night the cur was
run in the garage under power from
llie generator and it was decided preliminaries had gone far enough for a
more final test.
At 10 o'clock the Ilupuiobile car was
towed to 3208 Norton Avenue, where
Alfred Hubbard lives witli his uncle,
James Hubbard. There three of the
atmospheric generators were put on
tlie running board and connections
made wilh the motor under the hood.
llnw it Works.
Albert Burke explained later:
"Willi Tom Hopkins at the wheel,
we went down Norton Avenue to
Twenty-fifth Street. We turned there
and came back up the steep hill to the
house all without trouble. Sho took
the hill well. * There was plenty of
power. Our speed was about twenty-
two miles an hour, the average, and
there was nothing unusual in the
operation of the car. Tbe distance
overed was sixteen city blocks."
Smoking of the wires connecting the
generator of thu motor was the cause
oi* stopping the test in the forenoon,
Hubbard said, and he sent to Seattle
for a controller. This was not received in time for the niglit trial,
however.
"it drives just like any car except
that it goes into action easier than
the gas motor—more like the electric,
lt is also quieter."
"It needs to be adjusted by way of
gears and that sort of thing to a car,
but thut is a minor matter, and the
essential fact remains tlie same, that
the power is there," says Fred Durr.
Saturday afternoon at the Hubbard
home a tin-pound generator was taken,
from tlie house and put on the Hup-
mobile at tlie curb.
The hood was lifted, showing the
naked interior where the 400-pound
gas engine ordinarily Is found. Wliat
was said to be a specially wound and
jacketed motor, was connected with
the Ily wheel. The clutch was thrown
out and the wires were attached to the
motor. It operated immediately and
continued to run until the wires were
disconnected.
Tills 60-pound generator was not
the oue tested out the previous day,
but is tlie one which Alfred Hubbard
thinks will be suitable for automobile
operation. With the motor, it weighs
only a little over 100 pounds. Thecoil
used in the previous test was that
used in the motor-boat test.
The coil has the appearance of a
huge spool of white wound wire on
cases about a foot high. Generator
and motor together occupy less space
than the gas engine of the car.
Few persons except those connected
with thc garage knew about the demonstration until it was announced, but
thc announcement that the machine
wouhl be driven through the principal
streets at S o'clock Saturday evening
attracted crowds. The auto, stripped
an engine, was delivered to the
hoy's home on .Norton Avenue. About
the time for the scheduled demonstration on the streets up town in the
evening, the coil, rather heavy and
about twelve inches square, wus carried from the house to the running
hoard of tlie machine. Lilting off the
hood, tlie ends of tlle long wire
strands connected with the automobile
motor were taken out and touched to
the short leads from the "atmospheric
generator," resting outside the machine. Instantly, the connection sputtered and flashed, then became steady
as tlie electric motor in tlie auto functioned.
After this primary test thc "generator" was placed inside of a wooden
box in the back seat of the car and
longer wires connected it to tlie motor
lends. Tlle Hupmoblle started slowly
up the dirt hill, turned and came to
the paved highway.
The car advanced at a speed of between five and ten miles an hour. Five
minutes of steady travelling brought
the wires to nearly the scorching
point, so Hubbard merely stopped by
lifting ono wire up to wait until both
ooled. Starting again, the Hupmo-
mlle and string of accompanying cars
headed directly north on Uucker Av
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RIDEOUT'S
jAi'Ai>ir,Bl!i fArUM
AMACKS SHIPPING
HILL, UN S'l'A'l'ISS
Declares Result Will bring aooui
Cesssation of Vessels uu
American Home.
Un llie grouuu tnai the operation
oi Japanese snips on tue American
uu al low rates alteci the interests
,i American shipowners seriously,"
s,ays the Kokumlu, "the L'. S. Shipping lioaru has telegraphically ln-
ssuucieu us agent iu Koue lo open
siegolious wilh tlie Japanese snipping companies lo make their rates
sue same us Uiose lor American vessels.
.Uny Open toiupetillon.
"If the Jannnese shipowners do not
entertain ner proposal, America, It ls
saiu, will resolutely assume a strong
uuilude, open keeu competition
against Japanese ships, and briug
pressure to bear on them iu order to
compel tlieir owners to consent to the
proposed freight" agreement. Notice
the proposal has beeu given to
Japanese and foreign shipping companies, aud a conference has beeu
called to consider the establishment
of an agreement regarding freight
rates both in the Pacitic and the Atlantic.
Attack Japanese Shipping.
"The merchant tonnage ot America
has greatly increased since the European war, and by means of the new
Merchant Marine Act she intends to
take most audacious steps to protect
her* shipping and to promote its development. It is her intention to
damage as seriously as possible the
interests of foreign shipping and to
contribute to the development ot her
own shipping. It is not too much to
say that there have never before been
uch severe provisions as those of the
new Merchant Marine Act, and three
of these stipulations deal a direct
blow to Japanese shipping interests.
"Tiie arbitrary Government of
America intends to carry out the
reckless policy of closing the country
to foreign shipping even nt the cost
of ignoring all International friendship. It is obvious that If the Marine
Act is carried into execution, not only
Japanese ships but the vessels ot all
tlie countries will be driven from the
trade with America.
"The proposal of the U.S. Shipping
Board tbat Japanese freight rates
should be raised to the same figures
as those of American ships is in effect
the most audacious pressure brought
to bear on the Japanese shipowners,
and lt the proposal is carried out, it
will be a fatol blow  to them."
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block.     Turning    on   Twtney-fourth
Street, the procession   advanced   on
Colby Avenue to the main street again.
Overheating of the wires proved bothersome   throughout   the   trip   over
twenty city blocks.  Off the main thor-
uhgfare the "engineless" car ambled
The wires had become so hot now that j homeward still under tlie power of the
stop was required ut nearly each I coils-in the back seat.
A PSALM OF PRAISE
I parise God that He gave man breath
To breathe the mountains and the
seas;
I praise Him that He sends us death
To give us solitude und ease.
i praise God that He gave man sight
And   knowledge  of  the   lakes  and
streams;
I praise Hlm that He sends us niglit
And blinding mystery of dreams.
I praise God that He gave mnn speech
And thoughts that lap   the   world
with fire;
I praise Him that Ho orders eacli
To set a bound to his desire.
1 praise God that He gave man love
And faith and truth and simple joys;
I praise Him that the stars above
Are not subservient to our noise.
I praise God   that   He   built   man's
brain
Wide open to the senses' thrill;
I praise Him that He sends us pain
To break the thraldom of tlie will.
I praise God for the darts that sting,
The   age-long   toil,   the   ceaseless
Btrlfe;
1 praise God that He made man king
To choose in freedom death or life.
DEATH OF MRS. F. JAMES
Had Been a Resident of Ladysmith Ever Since the City
Was Incorporated.
LADYSMITH.—Mrs. Fred James of
Third avenue passed away on Wednesday evening of last week. Mrs.
James hud been a resident in Ladysmith ever since the city was Incorporated, and provioiiB to that time
lived in Wellington, coming to that
place from Australia 28 years ago,
For the last fourteen years she had
been un invalid, and lias suffered considerably during the last  four years.
A very much respected member of
tlie community and nn adherent of tiie
Anglican Church, .Mrs. James' deatli
will cause general sorrow. She leaves
a husband and three daughters to
mourn ber loss, Mrs. Matthew Gllson,
Mrs, Joseph Fagnn and Miss Ethel M.
James, also two sisters and a brother
In Pennsylvania.
"Wheels within wheels," the expression well known in connection
with Mr. Samuel Weller of "Pickwick
Papers," is, strange to relate, nothing
more or less than a quotation from the
Bible, lt can-be found in the Book of
Ezekiel, chapter x, verse 10.
Quebec.
It is a wise father that can convince
his  children  that  the  parade is all
—Canon Scott, there is to a circus. toj.
August 28, 1920.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
Three
$5k
Music and Photoplays | ^^
STIRRING PORTRAYAL
OF LIFE ON ALASKAN-
CANADIAN BORDER
A Beautiful Life-Long Romance
and Exquisite Scenes Shown
in Tom Mix Photoplay, "Ace
High," at Ilo-Ilo Tonight.
Never has Tom Mix appeared in a
more thrilling story than In his latest
William Fox picture. "Ace High." This
photoplay that will be shown tonight
at the llo-llo, ls one that will hold
any audience with its scenic effects
alone. But the great Canadian Northwest is used only as a background for
this wonderful horseman of the screen
to place before motion-picture goers
the true story ot life In the far-away
wilds of the Canadian-Alaskan border.
Tom Mix. who portrays on the screen
that noble llgure of the majority of
men who predominate in the West, lias
some terrific lights In this play. And
all for the love of a girl whom lie has
found years hefore—a baby in tlie
snow—a baby whose mother bad died
while seeking her husband in thut
wild Canadian land.
Jn (he play Mix is called Jean lti-
vard. When he grows up he becomes
a member of the Canadian Mounted
Police. Tlie girl has been adopted by
a settler and his wife, but when the
wife died he sent the girl back East
to a convent. ,.   .
Some time later, ho'wever, at tho request of a friend of low character, he
sends for the girl, hoping her presence
will help in the dance hall he intends
to open. Jean decides no harm will
come to the girl. He tights desperate
men and evil conditions. lie battles
with a man alone in a darkened room
while other men wait outside to see
which one conies out alive. Jean comes
out, but one of the men, believing him
too weak to light further, kidnaps the
girl. Summoning all liis remaining
strength, Jcnn follows to the river
edge and catches the man as he Is
getting into his canoe. Another light
begins tills time ill the ice-covered
river. It continues undementh the
water and under the ice, Jean himself
is saved only through the heroic work
of the girl, who chops through the ico
and drags tfie weakened Jean to the
surface.
About this time there has come into
the settlement the president of a railroad that is extending its Hues. This
man proves to be the father of the
now grown girl.
...
Pickle Manufacturer—People don't
want tomato seeds in ketchup, so wo
squeeze out the seeds.
Inquisitive Friend—And what do
you do with the seeds?
Pickle manufacturer—Put them in
raspberry jam. Makes it look more
natural like.
*   *   *
ENID BENNETT AN
ARTISTIC DELIGHT IN
"FUSS AND FEATHERS"
ment which results in Stanton's dismissal, and meeting young Ledyard
he knocks him out wltn a Diackjack
aud robs him. Susie and her father
find him in the roadway and take him
home. He gives an assumed name
uud accepts the position of tutor made
vacant by the dismissal of Stanton.
He falls In love with Susie and one
day is recognized by a neighbor who
notifies his parents of his whereabouts,
Tliey rush to the Baldwin home to
"save him" from the wiles of Susie and
they arrive just as Stanton Ib cracking the Baldwin safe. Young Ledyard
discovers Stanton just as his parents
enter thc library and the latter ls
about tu shoot the young man when
Susie prevents murder by shooting
Stanton In the arm. Explanations
with Ihe Ledyards follows and when
Susie embraces Mrs. Ledyard a reconciliation ensues and all ends happily.
...
Talkative Barber—Your hair Is
getting thin, sir! You should put
something on It.
Bored Client—I do.
T. Barber—Muy I ask, sir, what It
Is?
B. Client—My Hat.
...
"A DAUGHTER OF THE
OLD SOUTH" IS VERY
CHARMING STORY
WILLIAM RUSSELL IN
SIX-REEL THRILLER,
"SIX FEET FOUR'
Pauline Frederick Portrays Role
of Beautiful Creole Girl Who
Finds Love in a Unique Man-
er and Nearly Falls Victim to
a Tragedy.
A Film True to the Fundamentals of Drama—S. St Hutchinson Discusses What Constitutes Drama.
A Thoroughly Consistent Story
Splendidly Produced and Acted
By Notable Screen Artists
Make This Picture One of the
Best—At Ilo-Ilo Monday.
Those who enjoy a thoroughly consistent story witli any amount of action, a substantial plot and character
delineation of the very highest order,
will make no error in seeing "Fuss and
Feathers," a new Thomas H. Ince-
Paramount picture which will be
shown at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre on Tuesday evening, with beautiful Enid
Bennett in tlie star role.
The clasii of caste enters rnther
prominently into the story and the
final triumph of Ihe girl. Susie, over the
aristocratic lady who later Is to become her niother-lu-lnw, should please
by Its clever development.
The story concerns Susie Baldwin,
the untutored daughter of Pete Baldwin, an old prospector living lu the
mining camps of Starveout. After
many years of keen disappointments,
Baldwin strikes it rich and lie goes
with Susie to San Francisco, at the request of Martin Ledyard. a mining
promoter, to arrange for the sale of
his mining claim.
Susie and her mother dine at the
Ledyard home where Mrs. Ledyard
shows her contempt for tlie couple because of their uncouthness of manner.
Angered by the woman's sneers, Susie
drags her father out of the Ledyard
home and she resolves to become educated. She employs J. Wells Stanton,
an unscrupulous polished rascal, to
teach her the manners of polite
society.
Robert Ledyard, son of tlie promoter, comes home after being expelled
from college for infractions of tlie
college rules, and is sent nway by his
angered father to earn his own living.
Stanton and Baldwin have a disagree-
A young and beautiful Creole girl,
Dolores Jardlne, Is betrothed by her
grandmother to Pedro de Alvarez,
wealthy Spaniard. Pedro goes to
South America on u buslnesstrlp and
in ills absence Dolores resents living
like a nun amid the worn and faded
splendor of her ancestors and she
rebels against her forced marriage,
he angrily insists upon her right to
choose her own husband.
Dolores is praying before tlie altar
of St. .Joseph's Church for a husband
after her own heart, when she becomes conscious of a stranger entering the church. She turns and meets
Richard Ferris, a young novelist, and
in him Dolores believes she beholds
the answer to her prayers. Ferris is
attracted by her beauty and tliey soon
became acquainted.
Meanwhile, Pedro returns from
South America and wheu he meets
Dolores she displays visible resentment. DoioreB prompts her grandmother to put Pedro off from day to
day, meanwhile meeting Ferris clandestinely whenever she can. He has
taken an old stoue cottage beyond the
church aud there they spend many
wonderful hours together. Ferris often thinks with a wry face of Lillian
Hetherjngton, nn heiress whom he has
left behind in New York. He finds
Dolores a rare Southern type for the
heroine of his new novel and he allows
no former attachment to Btand in the
way of tlieir meeting.
While all tills is going on, Lillian
appeurs suddenly, she having accompanied her father south on a business
trip. They arrive at the little hotel
where Ferris is staying and the sight
of her revives liis old affection to the
degree that lie treats Dolores coldly.
Dolores sees Ferris and Lillian together and overhears their avowals of
love. She therefore plots to poison
Ferris at tlie first opportunity.
Dolores seeks Lillian and shows her
a ling which Ferris had given her.
To prove that the novelist is her's, she
bids Lillian come to the old stone cottage that niglit, where Ferris is to
meet her for the last time. From her
place of concealment. Lillian witnesses
llie lover-like scene between her rival
and fiiince, who, on seeing Dolores
dressed 111 11 magnificent wedding
gown of her grnudmothcr's, presiding
over a luxuriant feast of wine and
Creole delicacies, which she had
spread in the candle-lit study, siquite
charmed by the girl's witch-like
beauty. While Ferris is looking elsewhere Dolores empties the contents
of a vial marked "poison" into Ferris'
wine. He drahiB the glnss und with a
mocking laugh she flings the vial on
the table beforo him and announces
that she has encompassed his death.
Mad with fear, Ferris staggers
about tlie room and finally sinks In
terror nt Dolores' feet, begging her to
save him. She agrees to do so ou
condition that ho marry her, and this
lie promises to do. Then follow more
thrilling incidents ln this very exciting
play, which reaches a climax in .the
near death of Dolores.
Irish Schoolmaster—Now, Patrick,
what is a lake?
ratrlck—Plaze, sorr, a lake is a
kettle wid a hole in it.
The super-feature, "Six Feet Four,"
founded ou Jackson Gregory's famous
novel of the same name, will be shown
on Thursday evening next at the' Ilo-
Ilo Theatre. It Ib a photoplay to
which everyone Interested ln motion
picture literature has long beeu looking forward with keen anticipation.
Justly Is this big production heralded as the greatest drama of American
life ever transferred to the silver
sheet, and on many counts does tho
picture justify that claim. Cast, story,
settings, photography, direction—one
and ail are superb.
Yet it is from tbe standpoint of
dramatic values—the meticulous care
to observe the laws governing drama
that "Six Feet Four" stands high
above all other feature plays to reach
the screen. One might compare it
with Owen Winter's famous "Virginian," except for tlie fact that it surpasses even that exellent drama ln Its
fidelity to life.
Take, for instaue, the duel between
Six Feet Four and Ben Broderlck,
which forms tlie great dramatic climax
of "Six Feet Four." His is this tremendous scene brought Into consonance wilh the fundamental principles
of the drama?
In "The Virginian," to select a point
of comparison, the big fight of the picture is staged in the streets. Iu "Six
Feet Four," on the other hand, although a drama essentially of the out-
of-doors, the thrilling duel between
the two men Is fought out within
doors.
Now, what is the importance of that
point, when dramatic values are being
weighed in the scales of criticism?
We shall find the answer to that
question in a most interesting analysis
of the matter as viewed by no less an
authority on things dramatic than S.
S. Hutchinson, president of the American Film Company, recognized everywhere as one of the pioneers in the
industry. He answers it with another
question of his own:
"Are the big, vitally dramatic moments of our lives, wheu will clashes
with will aud emotion with emotion-
are such moments lived through ln the
open, where all can witness what ls
transpiring?
"Or does not the human animal at
such times rather seek the four walls
of his own home, or the dwelling of
some other with whose life the threads
of his own destiny are inseparably entwined?
"None of us court publicity when
enacting the really important scenes
of our own lives. Why, then, should
a drama violate truth by giving an
outdoor locale to happenings tbat are
essentially intimate in their character?
"Drama, it lt is to be truly such,
must hold the mirror up to life. A
dramatist must be a close student and
observer of human passions, motives,
impulses and reactions; and lt is his
mission to give the rest of us an insight Into the hidden mysteries of
other lives, a peep into thoughts and
acts and secret springs of conduct
which ordinarily we should not enjoy.
It is not that we aro merely curious
about otber folks. It Is rather that
we are all reaching out eagerly for
the lamp of experience, lu order to
direct its rays upon the problems with
which we are coping.
"Jackson Gregory, keen-sighted
novelist and dramatist thnt he is, has
given due recognition to this great
fundamental principle of drama to
which I have referred. And so he put
four walls around Six Feet Four and
Broderlck nnd the girl, Winifred Wav-
erly, whom Broderlck had so soiled
hy his mere touch that he must answer for his offense to Six Feet Four.
And so, too, the expert students of
motion picture drama in our studios—
the men who adapted his novel nnd
directed the production—have bowed
to this law of true drama.
"There are, of course, outdoor
clashes in "Six Feet Four," but no
episodes in the entire drama, I am
convinced, are so certain to thrill and
so sure to satisfy the artistic judgment of every critical 'fan' who insists
that even screen literature shall run
true to form, aB thoBe which are staged within four walls—and for exactly
thc reasons I have outlined.
"While this is but one out of mnny
slllmar points that could he made
along the same general line, It serves
to bear out the producers' statement
that 'Six Feet Four' stand head and
shoulders above other photoplays of
Its type In fidelity to the underlying
principles of good drama."
IL0=1L0 THEATRE
Saturday, August 28th
A tale of adventure in the service of the Northwest
Mounted Police
William Fox presents
TOM MIX
— IN —
You can't beat Tom Mix in these Western stories. He has been a cowboy
and knows his West. In "Ace High" he has a thrilling story of the
Canadian-Alaskan border where the good men are very bad and the bad
men are awful. He has some terrific fights to save the sweetheart of his
youth and gets many thumps but he wins in the end.
Eighth Episode of Jack Dempsey in
"DAREDEVIL JACK"
Monday, August 30th
ENID BENNETT
— IN.
"FUSS AND FEATHERS*
A rough miner sends his motherless daughter to the big city for "eddica-
tion." he, falls plump into the hands of s clever gentleman crook—who
has his own ideas of how a pretty girl should be "educated!" But Miss
Hayseed stays straight and teaches Mister Crook a thing or two. Come*
to the Ilo-Ilo Theatre and see her do it!
Tuesday, August 31st
PAULINE FREDERICK
— IN —
A Daughter of the Old South
The sunny south, laden with thc sweet scents of orange blossoms and magnolias, is the scene of Pauline Frederick's photoplay, "A Daughter of the
Old South. Miss Frederick appears as a beautiful Creole girl whose love
story, filled with lights and shades, laughter and tears, is charmingly told
by the star in a series of exquisitely heart appealing scenes.
Thursday, September 2nd
WILLIAM RUSSELL
-IN —
"SIX FEET FOUR"
A production of unusual merit from the famous
novel by Jackson Gregory
A play of the open spaces, where men love strongly, hate deeply, shoot
quickly, face deadly peril, ride like the wind, and cherish a friendship as
they do their honor. Jackson Gregory never wrote a more virile novel of
the West—William Itussell never acted in a more fascinating picture of
American life on plain and mountain.  .Stirring—tense—breezy—absorbing.
Also Ninth Episode of
"THE BLACK SECRET" font
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
August 28, 1920.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
Published every Saturday morning at Cumberland, B.. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE Manager and Publisher.
BEN H. GOWEN „.. Editor.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28. 1»20
ATHLETIC CLUB BUILDING
The employees of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Limited are indeed fortunate in hav,
ing a management which takes such an interest
in their welfare. The latest project along this
line is the proposal of the Company to erect a
large Athletic Club building on the grounds between the Company's offices and the City Hall,
tenders for the erection of which are to be called
for next week. As the Architect's estimated cost
of the building and furnishings is in the neighborhood of $27,000, it can readily be seen that the
company is going to great expense to fulfill its
intentions.
With the erection of this building and the completion of the Memorial Hall, those who are. fortunate enough to be eligible to take advantage of
these institutions will have a great deal to be
thankful for. The lack of suitable meeting places,
where men could meet together lor social enjoyment, literary and scientific study and gymnastic
exercises has long been keenly felt by those having the welfare of the men, especially the younger
generation, at heart.
Too much praise cannot be given the management of the Canadian Collieries for their large-
hiiartedness in these matters,
THE HARVEST
(E. J. in The Province.)
While we have been sweltering and puffing along the hot
sidewalks, eating ice-cream and taking long, cool drinks,
trying in vain to attain the Arctic feeling in the midst of a
tropical" atmosphere, down on the prairies the farmers have
been harvesting one of the biggest harvests that have ever
been known in Canada.
Wide fields, as far as the'eye ean trace their gleaming
gold melting against the far horizon line of quivering heat
waves and sultry sun-drenched air, have been yielding
their treasure.
With the first faint shafts of dawn, the harvesters are
up. When the long grotesque shadows trace their outlines
upon the dew-wet fields, when the air is sharp and cold, on
through the long day, at noon when the heat belches in
their faces like an oven newly opened, and the alkali dust
cakes and burns the lips to a dull purple, still they plod on,
urging the burses to still greater speed, dumping the brim-
miug carriers of the binder, until in sheer exhaustion they
drowse, and their tired limbs automatically dump and drive
and keep going.
• Then with a change of horseB, a half-hour's rest, and a
good substantial lunch, they are ready once more, and there
is again the steady bum, the binder-slatB shining ln the sun
as they make their endless round; the incessant urging of
horses. As the sun'creeps towards the far line of hills, the
air is miraculously cooled, the wind whispers a few words
of goodbye across the world and sinks to rest.
A night-bird pipes his little, shrill song of Joy; the west
ls all aflame, as if a fire was burning behind the ridge of
earth and sending long tongues of red across the sky. The
stars pick out their tiny lights, shyly at first, as if they
were afraid to oiler their littleness after the blaze of the
A FRENCH TRIBUTE TO UNCLE SAM
America's friendship for France is not a mere form of
expression, but a wonderful fact that France should
realize keenly, says M, Stephane Lauzanne in his influential
Paris daily, Le Matin. During the war America lent Francs'
$3,000,000,000. he reminds his follow countrymen, and today, according to the value of the dollar, France owes the
United States 36,000,000,000 rrancs. This money was lent
to France at various rates of interest—to be precise, at the
rate paid by the United States in borrowing it from her
citizens, and it averages about 4Vi per cent. The result is
that France today should pay annually to America in interest exactly 1,620,000,000 francs.   M, Lauzanne proceeds:
"Until now we have not paid one centime of interest on
this debt of $3,000,000,000, aud the United States Treasury
has Informed our ambassador at Washington that in order
to help us in our exceeding difficulties no interest will be
required of us for three years to come. Looking at this
thing closely we find that there is from' seven to eight
billion francs that will not be required of the French, but
will be required of the Americans, because it one does not
pay the other must pay. I call this a touching example of
American friendship, which Is so generous, so disinterested,
and so profound that It Is a matter of constant public
notice. This friendship Is truly a brotherly one, because
after all does not brotherhood mean taking ou one's
shoulders the part of tlie burden thut one's brother in
unable to carry? This expression of friendship Is marked
also by delicate charm, for the present of seven or eight
billion francs was made without the slightest ostentation
or publicity. Let France look about her in tlie world and
Judge whether there are many nations who would have
been similarly generous. Let her ask herself whether she
would have done as much in the same case—and without
talking about it.
But it will be said, what about the pact of guaranty by
virtue of which America and England shall come to our aid
if we are again attacked? England has ratified the pact,
but a year has passed and America has not ratified it
Granted that the pact has net been ratified by tlie American
Senate, and let me tell you tiie reason is thut tlie Tfeatv
tinkers were stupid and clumsy enough to tie it up to the
League of Nations, with which tlie American Senate will
have nothing to do. But at the same time it should be
positively known In France that ail the Senators, without
distinction of party, have declared both publicly and
privately that 'if the pact of guaranty were detached from
the League of Nations we would vote for it in five minutes
by acclamation."
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Then the horses are unhitched, stiffly and wearily they
walk toward the cool of the stable and rest, drinking water
with great gulping draughts, as if they could never get
enough to quench tlieir burning thirst, and going back
again aud again, Just to feel this grateful coolness.
And the harvester throws himself upon his bed, quivering iu every outraged muscle, his brain already numb wltb
sleep, to lie in utter forgettulness until a new day prods
liis weury body to work again.
And there are thousands thc same. They will harvest
the food of the nations, day in and day out, working beyond
all human endurance until the long line of trains begins to
move, slowly hauling its load of gold to the ocean portB,
tu supply a hungry world.
TREES, BEAUTIFUL TREES
Cun you Imagine anything more uninviting than a village
Where the street Is implanted and tlie heat of the summer
reflects from dusty soil and ugly housewalls, where the
front yard Is as unkept ns the back yard, where the lack of
trees and ornamental shrubs leads to tlie belief that the
occupants of cither home or village lack culture, are
emotionless, where life looks to be a mere existence.
Nature made tlie country beautiful but man has done his
best to mnr it. Nature lias occupied this great and last
West, ho lias fired thc bush, witli axe lie has destroyed the
stalely trees; he has. he will tell you, commercialized this
great country.
Wo are a busy people. There is much to be done and
time Is all too short. Before it is too lute, we must plant
ornamental and shade trees lest the coming generations
eursc us for taking from them their birthright.
Study the imagination of the child! Their Inborn love
of tlie beautiful. Give them trees and flowers, In the school
grounds plant trees and shrubs and adorn our highways
with those beautiful trees such as you would find In sunny
France, rural England and in mnny of the rural communities of our southern neighbors, and you will develop the
soul In all that is beautiful and lovely.
Every home, every farm house, school, institute or church
building should have planted about it beautiful trees that
shall be botli ornamental and Instructive, remunerative If
you like. The rnral highways, the city streets and In many
instances our city parks will amply repay both ethically
and commercially the judicious planting of suitable ornamental trees. To the wayside farm, what Is there more
restful to the eye than a few stately trees or a well kept
edge? If It Is Important to consider the remunerative side
to the farmer, what could be more beautiful than the
walnut, a fine, lofty growing tree, or the Spanish chestnut,
a useful tree with beautiful foliage?—Ex.
"THE NOBLEST ROMAN OF THEM ALL"
IB. C. Veterans Weekly.)
The action of Sir Edward Kemp in returning to the
Dominion treasury the total amount of the emoluments
received by him as payment for his services, first as Minister of Militia, and later as Minister for the Overseas
Forces; and his refusal to accept repayment of the out-of-
pocket expenses incurred by him in those capacities during
the war ls one that cannot be too highly praised In itself,
or too warmly commended as an inspiration and example
to the whole body of the Canadian people.
Of course, there are degrees in such actions, and what is
possible to one man may be uot equally so to another.
But even it Sir Edward is a very rich man, a sum amoun-
lng to between twenty-five and thirty thousand .dollars Is
no Insignificant trifle; therefore the fact that he is wealthy
and can dispense with remuneration for his time and
services, does not ln aiiy \\ay..detraet from tbe merit of
what he has done, lt Is the spirit he manifests that counts.
And It Is Just such a spirit that acts as the saving salt ln
preserving the body politic from becoming a mass of corruption and rottenness.
Had the members of parliament, and the ministers of tlie
Crown who voted to themselves a sixty per cent, increase
to their sessional indemnity possessed anything approaching ill the Bame spirit, there would be a different talc to tell
in tlie histories of tlie future, of tlieir doing during the
war, and since, than actually there now Is.
History in the real sense is not a mere narrative of
sequences of events, Iiowever accurate, lt iB a record of
the spirit that animates those events. And as water cannot
rise higher than its own level, a mean or a mercenary
spirit cannot lead to those heights ot attainment nnd of
sacrifice, that In all ages have commanded tlie admiration
and respect of the whole world.
Great as the services were that Cnnada rendered to llie
Empire, and to tlie world during tlie war, It would be
Bheer and foolish adulation not to recognize the mercenary
spirit in which, In certain quarters, many of those services
were performed. If all the individuals and classes wbo
have benefitted from the war were to do now what Sir
Edward Kemp has done, tlie war debts would be paid off
in a day; and those who have suffered from the war would
be given what is their due.
It may be a counsel of perfection to urge such a course,
even yet, upon those who have benefitted. Uut, at least, it
will be practical wisdom to see to it that those profiteers
who by unlawful trafficking made unholy galtis, are made
to disgorge.
The Mexican Army has been reduced 50 per cent. The
decrease has been mainly in generals, as It did not have
that many privates.
The unsuccessful call good judgment "luck."
THE WEST INDIES
Stretching In a vast semi-circle, from Florida to the tip
of South America, lies thc archipelago known as the West
indies. With marvelous climate, their shores washed by
the bluest of blue seas, ever swept by refreshing trade
winds, luxuriant beyond words, Inexpressibly beautiful.
and varying in character from tlie awe-inspiring, rugged
masses of mile-high mountains to low-lying suiidy cays, tlie
West Indies afford Interests nnd attractions to suit every
taste.
No two are alike; each possesses an Individuality, a
charm, a fascination all its own. If you seek quiet nml
rest, there are spots In these lovely isles where time hus
stood still for centuries; if fond of history and memories
of the brave . . . deeds of the past, you will find interest aplenty iu tlle Antilles.
Perhaps the very diversity In the West Indies is their
greatest charm, for the people rae as varied as the scenery
and climate of tlieir island homes. Spanish, French, Dutch,
British—each Island reflects, in a measure, the characteristics of its mother country and the customs, habits, language, the ways of each are adhered to most tenaciously.
A. Hyatt Verrill In "The Book ot the West Indies."
AMERICA'S CHANCE
The United States might provide leadership and bring
about cohesion essential in checking the madness of
anarchy in Europe. American democracy might prove its
worth by recognizing Its duty and responsibilities to the
world ln the present crisis. Our failure to do so is largely
responsible for the chaos in Europe. If we continue to
ignore the actual situation our own institutions will cease
to be secure and we will be dragged Into the general conflict now being brought nearer every day.—Brooklyn Eagle.
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THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
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'PROHIBITION"
IN SCOTLAND
SEE
Wm. Douglas
for
Hay, Grain and
Mill Feed
Also Baby Chick Feed and All
Kinds of Poultry Supplies.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C
License No. 8-25489
Scotlnnd Is now busy with wliat tuny
by courtesy be described as a local
option campaign, but tlie Idea^ that the
eas which vote for restriction will
thereby become "dry" in the American
or even the British Columbian meaning of the term, is entirely erroneous.
The thirsty Scot will still have little
difficulty In getting all he wants.
The most drastic of the proposals on.
which the country will vote, Is one
which proposes to abolish the grocers'
licences and the bar, but which will
still permit restaurants lo sell liquor
at meals. Moreover, the present
licensing authorities, who are not generally supposed to be inimical to "tlie
trade," will continue in office and will
apparently have tlle fullest discretion
as to tlie number of restaurants
allowed to do business.
The only restriction on the reslnu-
ants is thai they must show Unit not
more than forty per cent, bf their
profits come from tlie snle of liquor.
This provision is presumably intended to prevent a ^permanent sandwich
from doing duty ns n "meal" for
patrons whose real object is to quench
a thirst. There seems to be no idea
nf Imposing any restriction on persons
who wish to bring liquor Into the district for their own consumption.
This Is the scheme which Is being
rather comically described as "absolutely dry." Nevertheless, such as It
is, it is being vigorously opposed by
the liquor interests. They recognize
the cloven hoof of prohibition, and they
four there will he no stopping tlie temperance movement If once It gets a
start. Also they are declaiming
against the Injustice without compensation.
The "moderates," needless to say
nre against the proposal to abolish
Uie bar. The furthest they will go Is
to support the proposition to cut down
the number of licenses hy one-quarter,
though there aro many worthy citizens who regard even tills limitation
as a serious Infringement on personal
liberty.
The campaign has developed the
usual amount of sympathy for the
poor man in danger of being deprived
of his beer. There is a feeling, however, that the Indignation manifested
on this point mny not be shnred by
Uie poor man's wife. Tbe prohibitionists, though conceding that the measure is hardly more thnn an unsatisfactory beginning, are supporting lt In
the confident hope that if it Is once
adopted it will speedily lead to some
thing better—Sun.
Among the natural resources of
Canada, agricultural land is by far the
most important, the value of field crops
iieing four times as great in 1919 as
that of all other raw products of
mines, fisheries and forests combined.
Canada has a land area of 2.306,502,-
100 acres, hut obviously much of this
la not adapted for cultivation. Without taking into consideration forest or
swamp land, much of which will ulti-
nately be tilled, nor of unoxplorsd
northern areas, there remain at least
100,000,000 acres available for agricultural development.
Only about one-sixth of these 300
lilliou acres are under cultivation,
aud 260 million lire still unimproved,
it Is estimated that there are In Canada
about 180 million ucres of ngrlcultural
land in private ownership with a rural
population of four and a luilt millions;
ln other words, not taking Into account mining, lumbering, fishing, domestic duties and other activities,
each Canadian man, woman aud child
living outside of a town on tlie average may he assumed to be farming 40
acres, hi Northern Europe the rural
population on the same basis, but with
lar less widespread occupation, is attending to four and n half acres per
head.
To utilize the agricultural land aud
thus widen the basic factor of Canada's production is, then, ull important, for it is on this that the development of the other natural resources
depends. The day of tho free homestead within easy reach of a railway
is rapidly hcomtng a tiling of the past,
and means otlier than free grants must
be looked to for rural development.
For the man who intends to farm
there is, as stated above, a vast area
ill private ownership, a large proportion of which is of necessity unoccupied and available fur sale at reasonable prices. The prospective purchaser who relies upon his own
sources of information may, however,
And it more or less difficult to obtain
a knowledge of lands for sale suitable
to his means and requirements. This
difficulty Is now to a large extent overcome by the publication by the Department of the Interior of lists of
unoccupied lands for sale in the
Prairie aud Maritime Provinces.
These lists, as a rule, give a Bhort
description of the land, its location,
the price at which it is held for sale
aud the name and address of the
owner. The great value of such information Is that it places the intending purchaser directly iu touch with
those who, for ono reason or another,
have been unable to cultivate their
holdings and who, therefore, are often
willing to sell at inviting prices.
Lists covering tlie province of
Manitoba und thc south-eastern portion of Saskatchewan are now ready,
while lists covering thc balance of the
prairie provinces are now being compiled and will be available for distribution before very long.
As there is a series of twenty-three
ilsts covering the Western provinces
alone, applicants must specify tlie par-
llciihir locality In which they are Interested. These lists may lie obtained
free of charge on application to the
.Superintendent, Natural Resources Intelligence Branch, Department of the
interior, Ottawa.
A MATRIMONIAL TANGLE
One of the most amazing stories of
a marriage ever told in a court of law
was partly disclosed at Totnes isays
the London Daily Chronicle). It
stands adjourned for evidence to substantiate the solicitor's account of a
bewildering situation. The romance
hangs on four main points:
(1) Two brothers are said to be so
much alike that neither can be con-
iidently identified unless he is in the
presence of the other.
t2| One of the brothers. Lieutenant
Wilfred Sinclair Hayes, K.N., says
that on returning from leave in Ireland in 1915, he found that his brother
had married a Miss Phillips iu his
(the lieutenant's) name.
Iii) At a later date tlle married
brother suggested to Lieutenant Hayes
that be tthe lieutenant) should take
his place as tlie husband. This he
did. He lived with the wife of ills
brother for a time, aud she never discovered that he was not her real hus!
band.
(4) This year, ou marrying iMIss
Edith Hill at Totnes, the lieutenant
took tlie married brother's name, to
even things up because the brother
had taken his name on marrying iu
1915.
Because of tills second marriage,
Lieut. W, S. Hayes was brought before
the Totnes magistrate to answer a
charge of bigamy. He was accused of
marrying Edith Hill on February 14
last, while "his former wife" (Miss
Phillips) "whom he married at Plymouth In 1915," was still alive (with
two children).
For tlie defence, the solicitor asked
to have the case adjourned so that he
might cull evidence from Ireland to
show that the prisoner was in that
country ut the time of tiie first wedding; that lt was the other brother
who married Miss Phillips; and that
afterwards he left her and went to
London.
On tills statement the magistrates
gruuted'u remand for a week.
ESTIMATED WHEAT YIELD
Canada's wheat fields will yield
from 225,000,000 to 250,000,000 bushels
this year, which is from 50,000,000 to
75,000,000 more than last year.
This estimate is made by W.A. Black,
vice-president and managing director
of the Ogllvlo Milling Company, who
is In as close touch with crop conditions as anyone else ln Canada and ls
considered as able an authority as any
Individual iii the country to compute
an accurate forecast.
If his prophecy Is fulfilled, the
wheat growers will realize ln the
neighborhood of $550,000,000 for the
season's crop, If tho price Is maintained
at the level that prevailed during the
1919 crop marketing season, $2.25 for
the best grade.
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GOLD IN WINNIPEG
It Is generally acknowledged that
there is a good amount of this metal
iu the grain city, but now conies the
report that live largo nuggets have
been found in a gravid pit near thnt
city.   Claims have been stalled.
FISH STAKES REMOVED
BY OFFICIAL ORDER
it is reported by llsliermcn that, by
order of fisheries officials, the limit
stakes .In tfchucklesat harbor have
been moved about five hundred yards
loser to the mouth of the creek. The
feeling nmong the Indpondent fishermen Is thnt tlie move was made for
the benefit of the Wallace Fisheries,
Ltd.. following a visit to the company's
aimery recently by Mr. Found, chief
official at Ottawa, and Col. Cunningham, chief inspector for British Columbia.
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— Oit —
England Sober
An instructive article on
"Prohibition"
By
Rt. Rev. Hensley Hcnson, D.D.
Bishop of Durham
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ONE FATALITY IN FORTY
THOUSAND FLIGHTS
With .18,954 llights and a totnl of
70,000 passengers carried during the
first yenr of civil flying iu England
there was but one fatal accident. Announcement of this, made by the International Air Show, caused much
comment and led Comptroller-General
of Civil Aviation, Major-Genera! Sir
B\ Tl. Sykes, to say;
l>"VVe bave conquered the air, and
our Immediate task Is to exploit our
victory In tlie interest of commercial
development."
The number of miles flown was
7114.200 for the first year and goods
carried totalled 116,498 pounds. L'p
tn the end of March more than 200,-
"00 pounds worth ot imports and ex-
P'jrts were carried by air between llie
United Kingdom and the continent.
A total of 114 airdromes were licensed and 519 machines were registered during the flrst year of civil flying In England.
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,('. K. TARBELL
Jn an Irish case of a domestic riot
involving much injury to person and
property, a witness In the course of a
vivid narrative swore as follows;
"lie says to me, 'Is that your father?'
And I says to him. 'It is ine father.'
And he snys, 'It is well you told mo,
for I thought he was au ouhl gorilly,1
and then the (ight began, me lord."
"You remember thai fertilizer you
gave mc the other day? Well, I put It
on the lawn, and wlint do you think
came up?"
"Well, what did come up?"
"Tlie sanitary inspector!" Six
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
August 28, 1820.
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Appointments may be made with Dr. MacNaughton
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TIRES AT REDUCED PRICES
BUY WHILE THE STOCK LASTS
Size 31 x 4 $33.00 and $35.00
Size 30x3Vi  $20.00 and $22.75
Get your Timken Roller Bearings
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FLYING BOATS FOR
B. C. FISHERY PATROL
What   will probably   be   the   flrst
aerial fisheries patrol in history will
be Instituted shortly with Vancouver
Ita baae.   Arrangements have been
ade wilh Major MoLaurln, comman-
■;.s .c ol the Jericho seaplane station,
and the Canada Air Board, for the use
ot one or two of the big flying boats
of the station In  the  coast fisheries
patrol,
fly chartering flying boats from the
■ eminent when needed,   the  Flsh-
i'js Department expects to be at)le to
i dertake certain patrol duties more
■ impretaenstvely and at less cobI than
by fioat.   Crews on the fisheries patrol
vessels run from 22 on the Glvenchy
down to two on the smaller gas boats,
•1 it Is estimated that a flying boat
II be able to cover much more territory ln a shorter time at less cost.
The flying boats will be able to land
ln fairly rough water, and on sighting suspicious craft will be able to
drop down alongside and see what ls
going on.
STORM IN A TEACUP
BACHELOR WIVES— I WHERE MEN TOIL
A drake, a stick and a push—that
was all, yet It was the BUbJect of a
police court enquiry before Magistrate
Stewart at Ladysmith on Friday. Mrs.
Bores charged Mr. Steve Mrus with
striking her In the face, and Mrus told
the magistrate in his evidence that
Mrs. Bores had struck at him with a
stick with which she was driving away
his drake, and he guarded and pushed
her to one side. Mrs. Bores didn't like
it at all, and got the drake by the
neck and never more will he call to
his harem. The case was trivial, yet
the party Interested was very excited,
but Magistrate Stewart dismissed the
whole affair, and so ended what at
first appeared to be a serious charge.
—Ladysmith Chronicle.
SMALL CHOICE
Pat—Yis, sorr, wur-rk Is Bcarce, but
Ol got a job last Sunday that brought
me folve dollars.
Mr. Goodman—What! You broke the
Sabbath?
Pat—Well, sorr, 'twas one av us had
t' be broke.
LUXURIES OR BABIES
By Dr. Arabella Kenealy.
The increasing repugnance of latter-
day women both to wifely and maternal obligations proves our "civilization" to be trending abnormally.
Instincts and aptitudes which lie at
tlie very roots of life, and arc the
mainspring ot" racial survival, have
dangerously declined in the sex wherein they are, naturally, the profoundest
and most vital developments .
"Babies would interfere with my
career!" is the excuse of women. "One
simply cannot aft'ord children!" protest others—despite the luxurious living, the furs and jewels, cars and
clothes and pleasures, an ever-increasing number of women find themselves
able to afford.
Not only Is it a luxurious minority,
however, but women of all classes art-
now more and more making deliberate
choice between children and ease and
dress and pleasures; and choosing—
not children.
Should  Keinuiii Unmarried.
Without questioning anyone's human right to ease enough, and recreation enough, to make liis or her lot
worth while, it may be said emphatically that she who will not subordinate her carrer, her comfort, or her
amusements to human interests ami
functions of the family life is a Bachelor by instinct—and should remain
so.
The qualifications of wifehood ar
so inseverably allied with those of
motherhood that such a woman will be
as great a failure In the role of wife
as she will be in that of mother. No
woman loves a man who does not
wish to be tlie mother of his children,
That there are now women who are
bachelors by constitution is only too
plentifully evident.
Some women will work assiduously,
and cheerfully make sacrifices for any
calling they take up—save that of the
home. One recently thus summed up
her predicament: "I should love to be
a lawyer. But what can a wretched
creature do who Is tied to a husband
and two children and tlie sickening
drudgery of a small household?"
The case of men is different. Although It is a man's part to provide
for the famiiy, the role of husband
and father is Incidental merely to his
work in the world. Nature does not
equip him with, nor does civilization
demand from him, those qualifications
which fit women for the devotion of
motherhood and the dally round of
minlsteries indispensable to successful home-making. But however ultra-
civilized and "modern" a woman may
be, Nature asserts her grip upon ller
in the dues and disabilities of the
mother-function.
A Fatal Error.
One of the commonest causes of present-day conjugal misery and divorce
is the number of women who, being
bachelor by constitution or by culture,
or by both, have made the fatal error
of becoming wives.
Not, indeed, the million women who
are mateless but the more than million
bachelor-women who are married, are
those more to be pitied—women who,
not having reckoned with tho ties and
obligations of tlie wedded state, have
marrrled and perhaps are mothers,
only to find themselves burdened and
bound by conditions and exactions
whereof the interests and recompenses
are totally inadequate to her of bachelor proclivity.
War, by giving women fuller liberty
and scope to show their bent, has revealed two diametrically different and
clearly defined orders of the sex in
modern civilization: One order for
whom marriage is, the other for whom
marriage ls emphatically not, the
natural vocation.
For the present, many of these latter-day victims of the delusion that
matrimony is the destiny of every
woman are striving desperately to
escape from their dilemma by Instituting free-lance marriage.
l'enuity Nnlurc Exacts.
They ai*e trying a compromise between tlie normal conditions of the
wife and mother and llie non-normal
Instincts and habits of tile bachelor-
woman, such as shall combine ail the
benefits, and none of the disabilities,
of the wedded, with all the benefits
and none of the disabilities of the un-
wedded state.
Nature permits no compromises with
her laws of life, however. No more
can we exploit her Infinite forces to
our narrow ends than a fly on tlie
wheel of a 100-horse-motor can direct
its course, howsoever he flatter himself that he is its driving power.
Humanity progresses not by substitution of new functions for old. hut
by ever-further vitalizing and intensifying the old primal functions and
ever-higher planes of emotion and
mentality.
Woman herself (and with her the
race) advances—not by abandoning
that primeval route of maternal devo-
NOT NOR SPIN
In Southern Pacific Archipelago
Women Feed Their Menfolk
After Foraging Food.
RAPA, Dangerous Archipelago,
outh Pacific—They toil not, neither
do they spin, and in all the reaches of
the Seven Seas, it would take a long
voyage to find a more lazy population
of men than Kapa's.
In Rapa, the women are the hewers
of wood and the drawers of water. In
other Uappy climes of Micronesia and
Polynesia tlie self-appointed "lord of
creation" will deign to raise his hand
aloft and pluck for himself the fruit
of the banana and orange tree. In
Rapa, however, he will not even feed
himself. Wheu mealtime comes tlie
woman of the family, after foraging
for food and cooking it, must also put
it into the mouth of her lord and master. They roll the taro "poi" into little
balls and toss them into the open
mouths of the men folks.
The people of Rapa wear no clothes
—or did not until a scandalized, white
missionary from Tahiti Insisted
gathering some old garments from his
more favored parishoners in Papeete
and hurried them to Rapa.
Rapa. known also as Oparo, is one
of the more isolated and most inter,
esting islands In the South Pacific. It
lies south of Tahiti, far out in the
tropics, included in the French set'
tlement ill Oceania and inhabited by
Polynesians of the same type as the
Tahltans.
It is one of the few spots most
lightly touched by the linger of civil!
zatlon. Seldom does a schooner touch
here—not more than once a year-
and once in a great while a French
gunboat from Papeete will voyage into tlie Dangerous Archipelago.
The island itself is mountainous,
with strange castle-like peaks rising
in tlie interior, and what is most
unique In the South Sea islands, has
deposits of coal, not of very good
quality, though.
When the Panama Canal was Hearing completion there was much talk
in Tahiti of establishing a coaling
station here, Rapa being close to the
southern circle route, and admirably
adapted to such a purpose, but no such
thing has come to rudely shock the
serene existence of Rapa men.
WOMEN AND HIGH PRICES
A very level-headed woman, ot the
writer's acquaintance, writes a New
Zealand correspondent, when asked
more than a year ago, how much
longer the then soaring prices ot
everything .ivould continue, and perhaps soar even higher, replied: "As
long as we are willing to go on paying whatever prices are demanded, instead of making up our minds to do
without the things that are too dear."
This view seems to he spreading,
and leagues of women have been
formed in both Auckland and Dunedin
pledged not to purchase, for six
months, certain articles of clothing at
more thau certain specified prices.
The cost of living was also considered
at a meeting of the Women's National
Council held In Wellington, lt wa3
decided that on a fixed day every
member of the council should, early
in the coming session, send to the
member of parliament for her district
postcard.directing his attention to
tlie rising cost of living, and stating
that she expected him to take action
in the" matter. It was also resolved
that the Women's National Council
should "concentrate" upon tlie reduction of the prices of food and of New
Zealand woollen goods, and join with
the Returned Soldiers' Association to
discuss a campaign for cutting down
the prices, of necessities.
In regard to tlie cost of clothing thc
farmer is lifting up his voice. At a
recent Farmers' Union meeting, for
example, one of the members wanted
to know how it was that he was
charged 13 guineas for a suit of
clothes, while all he received for the
amount of wool contained in such a
suit wus ten shillings.
The agitation is beginning to make
the shopkeepers, especially those In
tlie drapery and clothing trades, n
little nervous. In Auckland, it is said,
there has been a distinct cut in prices
since the women adopted a beligerent
tone.
"Father, Is the zebra a black animal
with white stripes, or a white animal
with black stripes?"
tion and ministry which has been the
thorny way of her ascent, but by ever
more Intelliglslng and ennobling the
woman-cred of sacrifice, which bids
her give her blood and bone nnd life
to be tbe blood and bone and life of
babes—and races.
When by stint or evasion of maternal dues, the racial life flows scant
and deteriorate, Nature (or some more
normal and vigorous people) sweeps
from the board a degenerate people.
SILVER
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
SPRING
up instantly in the mind of the prospector delightful visions of ailluance long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
BEER
AT   ALL   THE   LEADING   HOTELS.
Silver Spring Brewing Company
VICTORIA,   B. C.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd.
P. O. 314
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Luxury Tax Removed |
from  Electric Heating |
Appliances |
You will be interested to know that the efforts of M
manufacturers of Electric Heating Appliances and of g
others interested, have been successful in securing the =
removal of the 10 per cent. Luxury Tax on nickle- §
plated Electric Heating Appliances. §1
We quote herewith a recent letter from R. \V. Bread- g
ner, Commissioner of Taxation, to a manufacturer of g
appliances: §|
"In reply to your letter of the 15th inst., I may state g
that the luxury tax applies to articles plated with gold |||
or silver adapted for household or office use.   Nickle- g
plated electric heating appliances are exempt." g
Some of the more important arguments used were: s
1st—In almost all communities of the Dominion ot g
Canada it is actually more economical to iron, toast, g
cook, etc., with electric appliances than by any other =|
method. §|
The proposed legislation, therefore, would be taxing g
an economy rather than a luxury. II
2nd—Appliances made from steel and iron require g
a covering of something to protect them from the g
action of rust. g|
Nickle is the best and most  economical  for  this g
purpose. g
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WATER WORKS
COMPANY, LIMITED
Whereas certain mischievously Inclined persons havo
tampered with the valves ou tlie mains of this company,
thereby allowing a considerable amount ot water to run to
waste, we therefore wish to point out that It Is a serious
offence to tamper witli such valves, and should the offending parties be apprehended they will bo prosecuted to tlie
very fullest oxtent of tlie law.
ill
Sandy McTavish took a sixpenny
ticket in a raffle for a pony and trap
and he won it. Was he pleased with
his good fortune? Not a bit. When
the pony and trap were brought to
him he surveyed them gloomily, and
said: "I told ye the whole thing was
a swindle."
"What's the matter?" asked his
friends.
"Where's the whip?" demanded
Sandy.
"Is your husband ln favor of daylight saving?"
"I think so. He stays out so much
at night that I think he'd really prefer not to use any daylight at all."
He (with newspaper) — Here's a
prophet who predicted the death of
one of our greatest men within the
next few weeks.
She—Is your Insurance policy all
paid up? (ii
August 28, 1920.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
Seven
World Brotherhood  Congress
To Be Held in Washington, D.C.,
October 9 to 13 — Delegates
From Thirty Foremost Nations of the World Will Attend
The World Brotherhood Congress
which is announced to take place in
Washington from October 9th to 13th
will be one of the most remarkable
religious gatherings ever held in
America. Delegates will attend from
thirty different nations, including
China, Japan. Palestine, India, Serbia,
France. Belgium, South Africa, Canada, Great Britain and the United
Stntes.
Tho speakers will Include two English Bishops, the Archbishop of Serbia,
the heads of various evangelical denominations, and It is expected that
Mrs. David Lloyd George, wife of the
Prime Minister of Great Britain, will
be present.
The subject of the congress is to
promote, tlie spirit and purpose of
Brotherhood. In a message and challenge to the people of goodwill and
brotherly spirit In all lands, the delegates and representatives of twenty
nations assmbled in the first World
Brotherhood Congress at London, England. September 13 to 17, 1919, said:
"The violation of the brotherhood
lies at the foundation of the wrongs
and sorrows of the world.
"Tbls |s the trouble with the nations
today. They have denied and broken
their common brotherhood. They
have sought their own advantages and
have despised otlier peoples. War ls
the result.
"The industrial unrest of our day
grows out of denied brotherhood. Our
present industrial system lias divided
men Into groups and lias depersonalized tlie relations between them. "Misunderstanding, friction nnd strife are
not mere Incidents and accidents: they
are due not alone to the discontent of
working men and the ambitions of employers. Tliey are inherent In tho
system Itself, and will continue until,
In the system, brotherly co-operation
replaces competition."
This World Congress Is endorsed by
America's leaders of men and a strong itlle 9pirlt ot rCT0""'™ '" <""™« »"«
SOME THINGS TO
BE THANKFUL FOR
Verily man tbat Is born of woman
n i woman who wa; created as a
Ii"li -rieet of man, are experiencing
pi'my «f trouble in these latter days.
There is a shortage of gasoline In all
parts of the world; if there is not an
actual dearth of coal, the. article is
high in price, and we are told may go
still higher, if demands of miners are
acceded to; railway passenger fares
and railway freight rates have gone
up; and, to cap the climax as far as
this western part of the world Is concerned, people In certain parts of California have been placed on "electric
rations," because of drought, there being but little water power left to generate current. There even seems to
be no immediate prospect of the mysterious Invention of the Seattle Boy
Wizard, which draws electricity from
the air, being perfected to the point
where It may jump in and fill the
breach created by such untoward
events. Hubbard's machine functions
all right for a time. It has propelled
a motor boat and It has driven a motor
car, but just at the juncture when
great expectations are raised In the
minds of those who indulge 'In hopes
for the delivery of the human race
from the house of bondage, it suffers
from overheated wires and begins to
"kick against the pricks." The machine may be quite right In conception,
hut the fact is apparent that It suffers
from the ills that commonly beset
juvenility. It must be given time to
grow up and develop, which, If It is
based upon sound scientilic principles
ami survives the criticisms of a somewhat sceptical world. It may do and
achieve triumphs greater than those of
an Edison of a Thompson.
In the meantime there is some comfort in the knowledge that this year
the bow of promise has not been
spread In vain upon the heave'ns. Seedtime has passed and the harvest of the
fields is bountiful In this part of the
world, whatever the conditions may
be in Russia and in other lands where
committee of Washington's prominent
citizens are now engaged completing
the programme.
The following topics—all of paramount importance—have heen decided
on for treatment and discussion:
"World Brotherhood and International Problems."
"World Brotherhood and Citizenship."
"World Brotherhood and the Demobilized Soldier."
"World Brotherhood and Labor
Problems."
"World Brotherhood and Enfranchised Women."
Delegation to the Congress Is open
to all men of goodwill who bear credentials from Brotherhoods, Bible
Classes, Men's Clubs, Guilds or
Churches.
Full information may be obtained
from the Provincial Secretary, Canadian Brotherhood Federation, 233
Abbott Street, Vancouver, B. C.
men have lost nearly all sense of reason nnd proportion. The flelds of
North America are whitening towards
the harvest and It will be one of the
biggest on record. Granaries are already filling up with wheat and carloads aro being transported to those
modern storehouses, the elevators.
Potatoes are plentiful and there appears to be an abundance of fruit.
Thus there are some very substantial
reasons why the heart nf man should
rejoice and should give thanks unto
tlie Giver of All Good Things for another redemption of His promises.—
Colonist.
x svoutm; parson
Mistress—I see the new curate has
called. What is he like Smlthers?
Butler (who had noticed that the
curate was dressed for golf):—He
had the appearance, my lady, of being
out of 'oly borders for the day.
Automobiles
That Stand the Test
WHEN considering the purchase of an automobile,
be sure you select a reliable car—one that will
stand the test. We are agents for THOS. WEEKS of
Nanaimo, and we carry the following reliable makes of
automobiles:
Chevrolet, Dodge, Chalmers,
Hudson Six, Cadillac.
We also specialize  in  REPUBLIC TRUCKS  and
TRAILERS of 1 to 5 tons.
THOMAS HUDSON
UNION BAY, B.C.
GROWING EDIBLE NUTS
ON THE COAST OF B. C.
L. Stevenson, Superintendent of Experimental Farms, Sidney, B. C.
A few thousand nut trees of various
varieties and types have been planted
by settlers over a wide area of the
coast district. No definite information
was available about varieties of culture, so the planting has been any
trees or nuts that could be easily
secured. The treatment accorded to
thc trees has ranged from negiect to
intensive tillage, depending upon the
individual In charge. A few walnut
and dlbert trees have given excellent
crops of edible nuts, Indicating the
possibility of the Industry, If the right
variety Is planted In the riglit place.
Many trees have failed owing to ono
or more of a number ot factors; poor
soil conditions, variety unsuitable,
neglect, luck of pollination, unsuitable
location and drought conditions. Under favorable soil conditions the filbert
varieties grow well, but Instances of
heavy nut production are rare. The
difficulty is evidently due to the early
dispersal of pollen and consequent
failure ln fertilization. At the Experimental Station for Vancouver Island
success has been obtained with the
two varieties, "Coutard" and "Nottingham," both early blossoming and profuse bearers. Trees planted In 1916
as four-year-old stocks gave In 1918
aud 1919 crops varying from two to
seven pounds of good nuts. A few fine
specimens of productive walnut trees
are to be seen In various parts of the
coast district; unproductive trees are
also much in evidence. AH the older
trees are seedlings and it Is of comparatively recent date that nurserymen have been disposing of grafter
trees of named varieties. With tho
planting of grafted trees of good
varieties In locations suited to the
walnut, fair returns and a relatively
uniform production is to be expected.
The Vrooman Franquctte and the
Mayette are the most promising varieties obtainable for tho coast district
of British Columbia. Hard shell almonds of fair quality have been grown
on Southern Vancouver Island, but no
success has attended the efforts to
produce almonds of the soft shell type.
The very early flowering character of
the almond will probably limit its
fruiting on tbe coast ot British Columbia. Pine nuts of good quality have
been produced at the Experimental
Station by a variety of pine known as
Pinus Koraleusis. People contemplating the planting of nut trees arc
advised to consider well nnd seek nil-
vice on the following factors: location,
soil, varieties and management.
Comox Electoral
District
FAVORS A LOCAL
GOVERNMENT BOARD
Inspector Baird Revives the Proposal—How it Will Aid the
Municipalities.
NOTICE is hereby given that
Monday, the 13th day of September,
1920, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at
the Court House In Cumberland, B.C.,
a sitting of the Court of Revision will
be held for the purpose of revising rhe
list of voters for the above-named
Electoral District, pursuant to the
provisions of the "Provincial Elections
Act."
And notice Is further given that any
person claiming to be entitled to be
registered as a voter In the above-
named Electoral District may apply In
person to hnve his name entered on
thc list of voters for the said Electoral
District al the said sitting of the Court
of Revision, notwithstanding the fact
that his name has been omitted, or
that he lias omitted to apply for registration at the time or In the manner
otherwise provided by the "Provincial Elections Act.' '
The list of applicants for registration is now posted and may be inspected at the office of the undersigned
Registrar of Voters,
Dated August 4th, 1920.
JOHN BAIRD,
Registrar of Voters,
Comox Electoral District.
The establishment ot a local Government Board to act jn an advisory
and supervisory capacity to the municipal councils of British Columbia,
has been under consideration by the
Union of British Columbia Municipalities for several years. Two years
ago llie convention ut I'entlcton went
record in favor of such a board
It was to consist of three or not more
than five members, appointed on account of municipal experience and
entirely free from political or any
other Influence. But last year, when
the matter again came up for discussion, as there are said to be uo assurance before the convention that In
the event of the establishment of a
Local Government Board its members
would be appointed for munlclpul
ability only, tuose in favor of the
Ooaru refrained from voting and the
proposal was defeated.
Advocates of the Local Government
Board, however, have uot let the proposal drop out of sight entirely, and
in a memorandum ou the subject recently issued by Mr. Robert Balid
With the object of the proposed bourd,
he emphasizes the advantages of a
board, established to assist municipal
authorities and uot lu any way to
take from their present powers.
Ihe result of the establishment oi
such a board as proposed, It is stated,
would be lo broaden the powers ot
local councils, in that the authorities,
with the approval of the board, would
be able to modify in certain circumstances the hard and fast provisions
of tlie Municipal Act so as to insure
a more equitable administration. In
fact, It Is stated, British Columbia is
the only province In Canada which
lias no Local Government Board or
its equivalent.
Inspector Baird in his memorandum, wbich has ben forwarded to
all municipal bodies, gives as tbe primary objet of the proposed Local
Government Board:
1. The creation of a central board
less cumbersome than the legislature
through which the requirements of
the statutes may be relaxed lu particular cases.
2. Tlle creation of a bureau for the
purpose of giving general information
and advisory assistance to municipal
councils.
3. The adoption of a system of further inspection of municipal office
work so as to place the experience
of (lie whole province In office routine and procedure at the disposal of
each  official.
4. The providing of a general con
trol over the financial undertakings
of the municipalities.
5. The restraint upon councils in
the matter of handling municipal
funds.
6. Providing for the dealing wltlh
special grievances and for the holding
of special enquiries.
7. To provide a central bureau for
registration of all municipal by-laws.
Inspector Bnird. In the concluding
paragraph of his memorandum, remarks:
"If the inauguration of a board of
this kind is accomplished under the
most favorable circumstances, namely, by the united efforts of the Pro
vinclal Government, the municipal
councils and the pubic generally, to
advance the Interest of the municipalities, not alone In matters of finance
but also In the problems ot the moch-
inery of government, most Important
of all In thc various activities relating to the public welfare, lt should
constitute a real contribution to the
municipal life of the province."
OEPIRTHENT OF  Mil ITI A  AMI
DEFENCE.
Notice Io ex-members uf the Canadian
Expeditionary Force.
NOTICE is hereby given to ail con-
corned that ex-members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who are entitled to and who require post-discharge dental treatment must submit
their applications to the District Dental Oflicer at the Headquarters of tlle
District In which they reside on or before 1st September, 1920. Applications for dental treatment received after 1st September, 1920, will not be
considered.
(Sgd.)   EUGENE FISET.
Major General,
Deputy Minister. Militia and Defence.
Ottawa, August 3, 1920.
Note.—Newspapers will not be paid
for the advertisement If they Insert It
without authority from the department.   (H.Q. 336-1-22):
SEALED TENDERS addressed to
the undersigned and endorsed "Tender for repairs to wharf at Royston,
B. C," will be received at. this office
until IS o'clock noon, Tuesday, Sep.
timber SI, 1920, for the construction
of repairs to wharf at Royston. Comox-
Alberni District, B.C.
Plans and forms of contract can be
seen and specification and forms of
tender obtained at this Department, at
the office of the District Engineer at
Victoria, B.C., and at the Post Offices.
Vancouver, B.C., and Royston Station,
B. C.
Tenders will not be considered unless made on printed forms supplied
by the Department and Id accordance
with conditions contained therein.
Each tender must be accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered
bank payable to the order of the Minister of Public Works, equal to 10
per cent, of the amount of the tender.
War Loan Bonds of the Dominion will
also be accepted as security, or War
Bonds and cheques If required to
make up an odd amount.
NOTE—Blue prints can be obtained
at this Department by depositing an
accepted bank cheque for the sum of
$10, payable to the order of the Minister of Public Works, which will be
returned if the Intending bidder submit a regular bid.
By order,
R .C. DESROCHERS,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, August 14, 1920.
CUMBERLAND
WM.MKBRIFIELD,
HOTEL
Proprietor.
GOOD ACCOMMODATION
EXCELLENT  CUISINE
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B. C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General  Merchandise.
CHARLIE SING CHONG, Cl"   ''erland
HONG CHONO & CO.. Bevi.,1
FOR.
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
THOS. H. CAREY
Cumberland. B.C.
Our Motto:   TO PLEASE
A barber has four times
the shaving on Saturdays-
If people would get their
hair cut during week days
it would relieve the Saturday waiting.
CUMBERLAND BARBER
SHOP
 A. GATZ, Proprietor
Royston Lumber Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF
ROUGH AND DRESSED
LUMBER
Slab Wood (double load)...$5.00
PALMISTRY AND
PHRENOLOGY
MRS.   YOUNG
633 Hastings St., W., Corner of
Granville.     VANCOUVER, B.C.
A traveller who believed himself to
be the sole survivor of a shipwreck
upon a canlbnl Isle, hid for threo days,
in terorr of his life. Driven out by
hunger, he discovered a thin wisp of
smoke rising from a clump of bushes
Inland, and crawled carefully to study
the type of savages about it. Just as
he reached the clump he beard a voice
say, "Why in hell did you play that
card?" He dropped to his knees, and
devoutly raising his hands cried:
Thank Ood they are Christians."
NOTICE TO
CONTRACTORS
Hick-Why do you call that lawyer
"Necessity?"
Hock -Because he knows no law.
EXPIA1IVED
"Yeah! He and I are old bunk
mates."
"What! Were you and he In the
army together?" ,
"Oh. dear no! I mean we believe
the same kind of bunk!"
She—We've had several fighters iu
our family on my mother's side.
He—Didn't any of them ever side
with your poor father?
Friend—You seem to hnve been very
busy lately; quite run off your legs.
Doctor (thoughtlessly)—Yes, It's
killing work.
Music is the language of the soul;
jazz is its profanity.
SINCE |1870
I'LOH
30S8BCOUOHS
We make a specialty of
CHILDREN'S
Photographs
Have a picture of your
children taken now before
they lose their charms of
childhood.
BARTON
THE PHOTOGRAPHER
CUMBERLAND SCHOOL
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 17th day of August. 1920,
at thc office of J. Muliouy. Esq., Government Agent, Court House, Vancouver; J. Baird, Esq., Government Agent.
Court House. Cumberland; S. McB.
Smith, Esq., Government Agent. Court
House. sVnnaimo; or the Department
of Public Works, Victoria, B. C.
Intending tenderers can obtain nne
copy of plans and specifications by applying to the undersigned with a deposit of ten dollars ($10) which will
be refunded on their return in good
order.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an nrepted hank cheque on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to the Honorable the Minister of Public Works, for a sum equal to ten per
cent. (10%) of lender, which shall bo
forfeited If tho party tendering decline
to enter Into contract when called upon to do so. or If lie fall to complete
the work contracted for. Tlie cheques
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of
the contract.
Tenders will nol be considered unless made out on the forms supplied,
signed with the actual signature of
tlle tenderer, and enclosed In the envelopes furnished.
A. E. FOREMAN,
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C.,
August 12th, 1920.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
We have received a shipment
of delicious
Smoked Fish
including some very choice
FINNAN HADDIE
SMOKED COD
KIPPERED HERRINGS
I.AMB
MUTTON  -
VEsUi - FORK
BEEF
License No. 9-3902
Paolo Monte
Shoemaker
Nline Repairing a Special!).
CUMBERLAND.  B.C.
UNION HOTEL
OPPOSITE IIAIMVU  STATION.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
WILLIAM JONES. Proprietor.
Cumberland, B. ('.
Experts are full Just now of advice
on what to do when entering the sea.
But we have searched ln vain for
guidance when the sea enters us,
which It always docs If we venture to
bathe.
A. I.. lVllllinii-
\. v. Webb
COURTENAY
PLUMBING
COMPANY
SANITARY PLUMBING
--■ anil —
GENERAL REPAIR
WORK
Corner Comox Road and
Lake Trail
COURTENAY, B. C.
Telephone 127 . ■_■ •?£}•■" -■-■I'* *?-» -'■'■"
Page Eight
THiE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
August 28, 1920.
cj\ew Fall Coats for Girls
and cMisses
Our fust consignment of Coats have arrived and comprise very smart
and useful garments.
Tho goods are mostly tweeds and velours. The styles aro the newest
adaptations for young ladies, including belted coats. Several of them are
trimmed with plush collars.
The prices are very reasonable when you consider the quality, and it
will pay you to look over these lines if you are looking for a coat for
the girls.
H
3\(ew Fall Dresses for Ladies
A small shipment of ladies' Serge Dresses huve just arrived and are
well worthy of inspection.
Some of these dresses are trimmed with fhe new embroidery and they
look very neat indeed. Others are plain serge, and will prove to be just
what one would desire in a good serviceable dress for Fall.
n
New Silks
A shipment of new Silks has just arrived by express, nnd in it are the
new shades in different qualities. Theso will give every satisfaction. This
shipment was bought at a reduction and we pass on the benefit to our
customers.
1>H0NE  134
DRYGOODS
GENTS FURNISHINGS
1'UINCE  OF WALES
WINS HORSE RACE
Melbourne papers lo hand contain
many ret'erencos to, the visits paid to
the training tracks hy the Prince of
Wales on his recent visit to Australia,
and several interesting photographs
are also given of His Royal Highness'
exploits in the saddle iu riding over
the big jumps at Caulfleld. In recounting incidents on a morning visit
of the Prince to Caulfleld, the Australasian says: The Prince rode round
the race track to warm up his horse,
then, taking to the schooling track,
jumped three hurdles in succession.
After another smart spin around the
track the Prince jumped two more
hurdles, and three more at the railway
side. Then he successfully essayed
the schooling steeplechase fence, and
followed that up hy taking the brush
fence in a style that won the admiring
applause of well-known steeplechase
riders. A worthy wind-up to tlie morning's exercise was provided inta round
of the tan hy the Prince, Lord Louis
Mount bat ten, and Colonel Smith, witli
a sprint at the finish, which the Prince
won, to the great delight of the jockeys
present.
JUNIOR BASEBALL CLUB
DANCE VERY ENJOYABLE
The dance held on Tuesday evening
under the auspices of the Junior Baseball t'duh was a pronounced success, a
largo nutnbor attending, ami all had a
very enjoyable time.
FUNERALS WERE
LARGELY ATTENDED
The funeral ot* tlle lute Mr. Sam
Wlllouglily, who was killed In the explosion near Headquarters, took place
on Friday afternoon. The ceremony
was in charge ot the Knights of
Pythias, .Mr. Willoughby being vice
president of Ihe local lodge. There
was also a large contingent of ex-
service men present, deceased being
a member of the G. W. V. A., having
served overseas with the Forestry
Corps. At the graveside, after Itev.
Thomas Menzies had recited the burial
service, the Knights of Pythias took
charge of the service, Chancellor
Hornby leading.
There was also a large concourse
from the camps and the valley at the
funeral of Frifnlt P. Davison, the other
victim of tho nccldent, which took
place on Saturday afternoon. Like his
fellow worker, Mr. Davison was a
veteran of the Great War, having
served overseas Willi the famous 72nd
Kiltie Battalion of Vancouver. Theic
were also present a large number of
friends and sympathizers from Union
Bay, where the family Is so well
known and respected. The service
was held at the Presbyterian Church,
Sandwich, Hev. Thomas Menzies otlt-
ciating, The body was laid by the side
of the late Mr. Willoughby, his fellow
victim in the tragedy,
MISS REESE COMES
TO CUMBERLAND
LADYSMITH.—Miss Ellen Reese of
the nursing staff of the Ladysmith
General Hospital was given a pleasant
surprise party by her associates. A
launch had been engaged for the early
part of the evening and after a pleasant cruise tlie party went to the home
of Mr. Wm. Wilson, where they were
entertained with music and refreshments. During the course of the evening Miss lleese was presented with an
ivory jewel case as a token of the high
esteem in which she is held by her
companions at the hospital. Miss
Reese left on Saturday lor her home
In Cumberland, and after a month's
rest will finish her nursing course in
Vancouver.
Napoleon—Able was I ere 1 saw
Elba.
Lenine—A dictator was I ere I saw
war at War-sa\v.
.JAPANESE SHOOTING
GAME OUT OF SEASON
Found in  Possession  of  Game
and Unlicensed Firearms—
Fined $250 and Costs.
Provincial Constables Mortimer,
Dalley and Williams caught two
Japanese near Campbell River in the
possession of deer, geese and ducks
out of season, also ill possession of
firearms without licences and also
being In possesion of an automatic
shot-gun   without   it   being  plugged.
Tbey were taken before Magistrate
Struthors nt Campbell Itiver, wiio
found them guilty and lined them
$250 and costs.
THREE BIG B. C. FAIRS
HELD IN SEPTEMBER
Three big British Columbia agricultural and Industrial fairs will be held
next month, the lirst taking placo in
Vancouver, September 11 to 18, Victoria following on September 20 to
25, and New Westminster in the week
of September 27 to October 2,
Cumberland
Football Club
Financial  Statement1  from  June till,
1920, In Aiiirusl 21, 1020.
Receipts.
'Balance In bank, June 30 $ 717.S:!
Gal,.' receipts, Dangers game... 22S.ini
Gale receipts. Nanaimo game.. ;Hi2.2*i
Overdrawn on bank account....       2.76
Total     $1341.7*3
Disbursements.
Expenses Celtics and Nanaimo
games, July 1 and 3 $ 451).00
Expenses Celtics game, July 17 290.00
Expenses Hangers game, July
31     200.00
Training   goods  31.40
Printing     41.30
Referee expenses  47.80
Expenses of delegates   40.00
Percentage of gate receipts to
league     2S.55
.Meals for players  31.00
Football, towels, sweaters, etc. 33.80
Engraving cup and medal:)  18.05
Repairing shoes   0.50
Miscellaneous expenses   02.33
Total    $1341.73
Audited and found Correct.
T. Mordy, Chas, O'Brien, Auditors.
Aug. 25, 1020.
N. Bevis, Secretary.
Unpaid Accounts.
Overdrawn on bank account ....$ 2.75
Loan to W. Walker by F. Tapero,
July 30     70.00
J. L. Brown, car hire lo .Nanaimo, Aug. 7, with delegates to
association meeting     15.oi
P. Monte, repairing shoes      7.00
Tarbell & Sous, nulls, etc      2.55
J. Robertsom telegram so
a. Maxwell, teaming      8.00
Total   $105.80
One  account  yot  to   he  presented.
This shows deficit of $105.80 to dute.
N. Bevis, Secretary
Cumberland United Football Club.
Personal Mention
Mr. E. M. Hnynes, Accounting P. O.
inspector, was in town this week on
his usual tour of inspection.
ss     ss     ss
The Misses Gillespie returned to
Vancouver on Sunday, going via Comox on the Charmer.
ss     ss     ss
Mr. H. S. Clements, member for
the Comox District in the Dominion
House, was iu town Tuesday.
ss     ss     ss
Rev. Dr. I.oaring Clark, of Chattanooga, Tenn., left tills week ou liis way
home.   He was very pleased wltb his
holiday on the Island.
1 ...
Air. H. S. Fleming, President of the
Canadian ColliorieM (Uunamuir), Ltd,,
returned ou Wednesday.
* *   *
Mr. H. tt. Piper rAurnml to Vancouver on Saturday laat ai'ter unending
two weeks vacation in town.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham returned from Victoria on Monday.
* *   ♦
Miss J. Balagno returned on Saturday after spending two weeks' vacation in Vancouver and Ladysmith.
* *   *
.Mrs. J. Hatfield returned from Ladysmith on Saturday hint.
* *   #
Mr. and Mrs. R. Robertson, Miss
Laura Robertson and Mr. tt. Robertson left on Hunday for South Yakima
hy motor.
* *   *
Mrs. A. Xunns left for Victoria on a
short vacation on Wednesday.
* *    *
Mil's   Edith   Bickle   returned    from
Victoria on Wednesday's train.
,  *   *   *
Miss Ella Bauld returned to Ladysmith on Friday morning.
* *   *
Mr. A. tt. Jones motored to Nanaimo
on Wednesday and returned Thursday.
* m     *
Mr. ,1. Dando and Mr. C. Dando left
for Victoria on Monday and returned
on Thursday.
* *   *
Mr. Marks ol the Canadian Explosives returned to Vancouver on Thursday.
* *   *
Among ihe campers at the beach
who have pulled up stakes and ro-
turnod to town this week are Hev. and
.Mrs. Leversedge aud family; Mr. aud
Mrs. A. McKinnon, Mr. and ivlrs, John
Sutherland, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall.
Mr. and .Mrs. H. Bryan. Mr. aud Mrs.
E. Picltard, Mr. nnd Mrs. ,1. C. Brown.
* +   «
.Mr. J. O. Brown left on Thursday on
a trip to Victoria.
+   *   *
Miss Woodruff of Victoria arrived iu
town Tuesduy and is a guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Baker.
* *   ♦
Mrs. E. Jones left town yesterday
ou a vfstf to the Mainland.
* *   *
Mr. T. tt. Jackson, inspector of
.Mines for the district, is in town on
his usual trip of inspection.
KEEP COOL
SUMMER DRINKS
SHERBET, per tin  40c
LEMONADE POWDER, tin 35c
STOWER'S LIME JUICE, bottle 50c
ROSE'S LIME JUICE, bottle  I>0c
RASPBERRY VINEGAR, large bottles ,.     75c
GRAPE-JUICE, pints fiOe
PILCHARDS, a nice tasty fish; l/2*s, 2 for 25c; I's, 25c'
ALBACORE, the fish that is light; suitable for salatls;
Price   2 tins 3iic
LIBBY'S AND CLARK'S POTTED MEATS, 1/j/s.... 10c
LIBBY'S AND CLARK'S POTTED MEATS, i/.'s..,. 15c
QUAKER PORK AND BEANS  10c
LIBBY'S PORK AND BEANS, large tins 20c
CLARK'S AND DA VIES'  SOUPS, assorted flavors;
at    7 tins $1.00
Ki?-0-LITE
MARSHMALLOW   CREME
A dainty delicacy  ft r cake icings, sauces and fruit
toppings; 10-oz. jars, each  50c
Royal Household Flour
24-lb. sacks  $1.95
49-lb. sacks   $3.75
LEAVE YOUR ORDERS FOR
Preserving Apricots and Peaches
Simon Leiser & Co.
Phone 38.
Limited
FOR SALE
BIRTH
BOYD—At the Cumberland General^
Hospital, August 25, to Mr. and Mrs.
J. J. Boyd, a son.
TOUCHING.
At lirst she touches up her hair,
To see if it's in place,.
And theu, witli manner dobonuaire,
She touches up hor face.
A touch of curls behind tlie ear,
A toucli to cull* and collars,
Aud then she's off to hubby dear
To touch him for ten dollars.
IN AFFAIRS DIPLOMATIC
Woodrow—What do you think of the
situation in Eastern Kurope?
George—A General Wrangel.
It begins to look as though it will
soon he easier to go out and earn a
dollar than to borrow one.
NOTICE
New Player For
Cumberland Team
Andy Home, the clever inside left
of   Vancouver,   is    now    resident    ir
Cumberland, and it is understood he
wiil be seen iu the ranks of the local
club    during    the    coining    season
Home   played   last  winter   lor   Jin
Miller's   team,   Kitsilano,  and   was   t
great  factor  in  tbe   team's   success
During the Inter-City Summer Leagu
Series   he  did duty  for tho  Ra'iger
team   of   Vancouver.    Cumberland'!
forward  line should lie considerably
irongihentd    hy    Ihe    inclusion    o;
Home
Tlie next regular meeting of the G.
W. V. A. will be hold at the now
.Memorial Hall. All members are requested to attend. Ladies of tire
Auxiliary are invited.
C. J. BUNBURY,
Secretary G. W. V. A.
FIVE-ROOM HOUSE, FIRST-CLASS
condition; pantry; lol :ii)xl2i) feet,
fronting on Dunsmuir Avenue, opposite Memorial Hall. Price 'fSuO,
terms arranged, Apply Vincent
Pickettl, rem- Memorial Hall.     1-36
HUG  FIVE-PASSENGER OVERLAND
Car;  new tires, electric  light and
starter; newly painted.   Price $950.
For particulars phone Courtenay Hi.
2-35
SEVEN HOUSES FOR SALE CHEAP.
Easy terms. For particulars see T.
E. Bate. Phone 31.
FOR SALE—FOUR ACRES OF LAND
with three-room dwelling, barn
garage unu other buildings; one and
a half miles from Cumberland
Price reasonable. Apply A. R. Wesley, Cumberland, B. C.
FOR SALE—3-ROOMED HOUSE.
Car.h or terms. Apply to B. Pearse,
C.ilv.
SEVEN HOUSES TO SELECT FROM
at prices from $550 to $1200. T. E.
Bate. Phone 31.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GOOD
homo cheap? If so, see T. E. Bate.
Phone 31.
FORESHORE   LEASE
Nelson  District,   Vancouver  Island.
TAKE NOTICE that the Canadian
Collieries. (Dunsmuir), Limited, of
Victoria, B. C, Colliery Owners, intend
to apply for permission to lease the
following lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
high water mark three feet (3 ft.l
East from the South-East corner post
of Lot 11, Nelson District, thenco East
sixteen hundred feet (1000 ft.) to the
approximate low water mark, thenco
Southerly nlong the approximate low
water mark to n point due East from
the South-East corner of tlie North
Fractional half of tbo South-West
quarter of Section 32, thence West to
aforesaid corner •of said 'fractional
part of Section 32, being tlie original
high water mark, thenco Northerly
following original high water mark,
being the Easterly boundary of Section 32 and D. I,. 28 in said Nelson
District to point of commencement,
containing in all ninety-six (90) acres
more or less.
CANADIAN COLLIERIES  (DUNSMUIR), LIMITED,
Charles Graham, Agent.
Dated June 22nd. 1920. 28-8
WANTED
WANTED, CUMBERLAND DISTRICT,
a permanent representative (either
sex), for the "British Columbia
Monthly," now entering tenth year
as tlie Social, Educational, Literary
and Religious Magazine of the Canadian West, Independent of pnrty,
sect or faction. Substantial commissions; renewal premiums. Address,
mentioning experience and references, Manager, B. d. M„ 1100 Bute
Street, Vancouver, B. C.
DR. R. P. CHRISTIE
DENTIST
Phone 116
Office: WILLARD BLOCK
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
LOST.
LOST BETWEEN ROYSTON PICNIC
Grounds and Cumberland, Saturday,
August 14, Pocket Book containing
sum of money and valuable papers.
Finder plcuse return to Islander
Ollice.   Reward given.
P. P. HARRISON
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
CUMBERLAND - -  B. C.
Mrs. P. Anderson
UNION  BAY
CANDIES TOBACCO
SOFT DRINKS
McKenzie's Pure Ice Cream
(Nanaimo)
Tho Path of Promotion
LEADS THROUGH ONE OF OUR COURSES
Commercial       Higher Collegiate (University
Stenography Accounting Matric, Jr, and Sr.)
Secretarial lletall. Coaching   for   exams.
Wireless Civil Service of B.C.L.S.
Telegraphy     Dine Telegraphy     Law Society
Dental School anil Socltey. r
Send for catalogue, stating courso desired.   Pupils accepted each Mondty.
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