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 Provincial Library
fVith wftlck la eons»lM»t*d the Cumberland News.
Official Opening
Of Memorial Hall
The official opening of the Great
War Veterans Memorial Hall will take
place on Tuesday evening, October 26,
when an address of welcome will be
delivered by Mr. William Brown, President of the Association. Other speakers who are expected to be present are
Mr, D. R. McDonald, Mayor of Cumberland; Mr. Thomas Oraham, General
Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries; Mr. Charles Oraham, District
Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries; Mr. Geo. W. Clinton, American
Consul and President ot the Board of
Trade; Mr. Edward W. Bickle, of The
Islander, and Mr. William Duncan,
Mayor of Courtenay. Vocal and instrumental selections by local talent.
'The Cumberland City Band will be In
420 Lots Put Up But Only One
Dozen Sold—$650.18 Was
Amount Realized.
The tax sale for the Comox Electoral District was held at the Court
House, Cumberland, on Tuesday
morning last, when 420 lots were put
up but only twelve found bidders, and
these realized the sum of (650.18.
United Play At
South Wellington
Champions Going to South Wellington to Bring Back Scalps
of Their Late Victors.
The Cumberland United make the
Journey to South Wellington tomorrow
to play the return game. As South
Wellington took two points away from
Cumberland a few weeks ago, the
local management is taking no chances
this time. They have wisely decided
to play the same team that was so
successful last week, also taking two
good reserve players along.
Players are requested to be at the
Cumberland Hotel at 7.30 a.m. Sunday
morning. The following will do duty
for the locals: Ooal, Clark; backs,
Strang and Campbell; half-backs, Irvine, Conti, Smith; forwards, Wylle,
Nlcoll, James, Home and Harrison;
reserves, Brown and Carle. D. Wilson
Is manager.
The total amount collected by the
ladies of the Hospital Auxiliary last
Friday amounted to 1310.97, whlcb is
considered aa very satisfactory. The
district amounts are as follows:
Cumberland  $205.20
Bevan      40.75
Union Bay     66.02
Total   $310.97
A masB meeting of the employees of
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Limited, was held in tbe Ilo-Ilo Theatre
on Sunday evening last, when the request of the medical officers for an Increase In the medical dues of 25 cents
per man was endorsed. This Increase
will affect about 1200 men on tbe company's pay-roll.
Holiday Dance
A special Thanksgiving Dance will
be held ln the Ilo-Ilo Dance Hall on
Monday night, commencing at 9:30,
The Ilo-Ilo Orchestra will be ln attendance. A good way to round out
the holiday. Admission, gents one
dollar, ladles twenty-five cents.
O'BRIEN—To Mr. and Mrs. Charles
O'Brien, at the Cumberland General
Hospital, October 13, a daughter.
Cumberland Now
Heads The League
Nanaimo United went down to defeat
on the local athletic grounds before
the strong Cumberland team. The
visitors were at full strength and put
up a good light to save tbe points, but
had to submit to a superior team. Rain
again fell in torrents during the progress of the game and the locals are
unfortunate from a weather point of
view, as all three home games have
been played In a downpour of rain.
Cumberland won the toss and James
kicked off for the B. C. champions,
who were flrst to become aggressive,
but Murray and Davles were on tbe
job, and held the local's front rank
at a safe distance from Hughes. In
spite of the ruin and heavy ground
play was of the fastest; flrst one goal
snd then the other being visited, Hines
giving the home defence a scare when
after beating the backs be shot past.
Harrison at the other end Just
missed by inches. Ollie was being
well watched, Craig and Murray being
very attentive and at times rather
strenuous in their tactics. Skipper,
who was ln great form, was a tower
of strength to his side, and time after
time he pulled James or Harrison up
when they looked like going through.
The home forwards Improved with
the game, Nicols' trapping and placing being of the finest, and only a
sterling defence kept them from scoring. During a scrimmage inside the
penalty, one of the visitors fisted the
ball, but despite the appeals of the
attackers the referee paid no heed to
the claim. Half-time arrived with
both goals intact. This half was fast
enough to suit anyone's taste and the
wonder was that the pace was kept up
so long. Cumberland were the aggressors for the greater part of the time,
but the Nanaimo team was often dangerous. Hines aud Enimerson made
great efforts to beat Clark and only
the careful attention given them by
Smith nnd Conti kept them out.
Playing against the wind, the home-
Btcrs took the game in hand aud
Hughes was called upon time after
time to clear his charge. Murray was
doing the work of two men, and seemed
to be here, there and everywhere.
James made several great attempts to
get through but the breaks went
against hlm.
For a time It looked as if the defense
was going to hold out, and it was hard
lines on Murray that he should assist
a shot from Harrison Into the net.
Five minutes later Nicol made lt two
up, catching a cross from Harrison he
gave Hughes no chance to save. Time
was called without the score being
added to.
The visitors put up a great game
against a better team, aud have no
reason to be ashamed of the result.
Hughes in goal could not be blamed
for the shots that beat him. The backs
were good. Murray being the pick of
the defence and the hardest worker
ou the Held:
The winners deserved the points for
they played the best game ot the season. The backs were as usual safe
and sound. Smith was the pick of a
good half-back Ijne ond gave little rope
to McMillan and Hines. Heck ls at
home anywhere on the defence, and
for his size he Is a marvel. The front
line has been strengthened by the Inclusion of Nicol, who ls a player of the
first water and a dangerous mun in
front of goal. James played his usuul
bustling game and. was no end or
worry to the defence. Wylle, despite
the heavy going, played a useful game
and combined well with Nicol. Harrison and Home seemed to call for special attention from the visitors' defence
but In spite of their shadows, both
goals came from the left.
Cumberland are now at the top of
the league, and if they make the next
hurdle, should have easy picking In
bringing home the B. C. Challenge
Cup. South Wellington will be a hard
nut to crack, but with an even break
the boys should come out on top.
Jas. M. Savage General Manager, Takes a Seat on the Board of
Directors, and Also Becomes President of the Wellington-
Comox Agency, Limited—Executive Management of the Company to be Wholly Centred in British Columbia in Future.
VICTORIA, B.C., October 16.—Mr. H. S. Fleming, who for several years has
been in charge of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, has resigned
from the Presidency of that company and Its allied companies, lt having been
decided by the Board and the Bond Holders Committee tbat the Executive
Management of the company should in future be wholly centred ln British
Columbia. This will be ln the hands of Mr. Jas. M. Savage, who remains as
General Manager of the Company, with a seat on the Board. Mr. Savage also
becomes President of the Wellington-Comox Agency. Limited. Mr. F. Perry
of Montreal, Vice-President of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited.
has been elected to the Presidency of that company, and Mr. H. B. Walker.
also of Montreal, has been elected to the Vice-Presidency.
The above dispatch will be of considerable Interest to the residents and
employees of this district. It will mean a continuation of the pleasant
relations tbat have existed between the management of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Limited, and Its employees,, and of the policy Inaugurated some
three yenrs ago, when Mr. James M. Savafce became General Manager and Mr.
Thomas Graham General Superintendnt,jupolicy that has worked so effectively
ln making Cumberland, the coal mining1 centre of the Comox Mines, a contented and satisfied community. .-
The removal of the executive management from New York to British Columbia, pays a magnificent tribute to the executive ability of Mr. Savage and his
able assistants, and will be ot particular interest to the heads of the various
departments of the Canadian Collieries, and must be of Immense beneflt to all
concerned, irrespective of what position he may hold. The marked Improvement In the conditions of affairs in Cumberland today compared with that of
five years ago is astonishing, and it is entirely due to the policy pursued by
the present management.
The above club held a most successful "first nlghter" on Monday evening
last. The club has now upwards of
forty members, 14 being added last
Monday, and high hopes are held out
for the success of the new club.
The evening was very pleasantly
spent in cards, music, etc. Mr. Car-
veth Wells, the noted British explorer,
gave the members a short talk on his
travels through different parts of the
world. Mr. Wells proved to be a
raconteur of the first water, keeping
the audience keenly Interested, and
bringing roars of laughter from the
members when he told bis famous llsh
After refreshments, Mr. Stanford,
Mr. Gallop and Mr. Walton rendered
musical and vocal selections, which
were all well received.
Mr. Wells Lectures Monday Night
Mr. Wells lectures under the club's
auspices on Monday evening in the
Anglican Church Hall. All who can
should go and hear Mr. Wells. He is
a very interesting speaker and has
some wonderful costumes and pictures
to add color to his lecture.
Another of those enjoyable whist
drives and dances will be held In tbe
Church Hall on Thursday evening
next under the auspices of the Men's
Club. Those who attended the last
only need this notification to be
There has been a very heavy de
mand for Comox coal at Union Bay
lately, which has cleaned out the
bunkers. The mines are all working
full time and getting good results, but
the demand is more than the supply.
The big Blue Funnel lluer Taltbybius
coaled there last week, and the big
New Zealand freighter Waihera Is now
taking on fuel.
Shipments from the Canadian Collieries wharf at Union Bay during the
past week Included:
.   Oct. 7—Talthyblus, Vancouver; Joy-
fstl'sun*.Sco\v, Comox; Phoenix, .
Oct. 8—Melanope, Vancouver;  Progressive. Chieftain, coastwise.
Oct.   9—Peerless,   coastwise;   Fearless and Scow, Seattle.
Oct.   11—Nanoose,   Vancouver;   Al-
ccdo, coastwise;   Clan McKellar, China.
Oct. 12—Tartar, Vancouver.
Oct.    13—Hulk   General   Fairchild,
Ocean Falls.
One of thc most enjoyable card
parties held this season took place on
Wednesday evening at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs, Harry Bryan, Maryport
Avenue, when upwards of forty ladles
and gentlemen sat down as guests of
Mr. Fred Pickard. When the whist
scores were totalled up it was found
that Miss G. Dando had won the ladies'
first prize, whilst Mrs. Nunns Sr.
secured the consolation. Mr. J. Vernon
Jones won the gentlemen's first prize
and Mr. J. H. Spicer ran a good last
Attorney-General Turgeon of Saskatchewan says:
"During the first year of our Banish-the-Bar law with public
shops, we boasted that we had to close our jails—there were no
occupants. WE HAVE CEASED BOASTING. Under total
Prohibition our jails are all overcrowded—filled to the roof with
bootleggers—so well filled that their legs are almost sticking out
of the windows—for every one of them that we catch, two new
ones seem to come into being."
City Council Held
A Busy Session
The fortnightly meeting of the City
Council was held on Wednesday evening of thlB week, His Worship Mayor
McDonald being lu the chair; Aldermen Bannerman, Bfown, Parnham,
Pickard. Thomson and Wier and City
Clerk Mordy being also present.
A communication from the B. C.
Telephone Co. re building a garage
was left In the hands of the Board of
Bills and Accounts.
The following accounts were before
the Council, and were referred to the
Finance Commute for approval before
being paid:
A. R. Kierstead  $35.25
C. H. Tarbell     4.75
A. McKinnon   40.05
T. E. Bate  i8.20
Evans,' Coleman & Evans  16.89
Wellington Colliery By. Co    6.16
■street labor   62.50
B. C. Telephone, phone rental...   8.80
Considerable   comment   was   made
upon the laxity creeping ln again in
regard to supplies and work being
done for the city without a proper
form being sent in. The clerk was
Instructed to notify sll business firms
that requisitions must accompany each
For connecting up one of tbe city
buildings with a septic tank, the ten
der of c. H. Tarbell for installing
toilet, pipes, fittings, labor, etc., for
$113.50, was accepted.
A communication from a gentleman
re opportunities around Cumberland
for investors was left ln the hands of
the Mayor and chairman of the Board
of Works.
Buttery Missing From Fire Hall.
A coat and battery waB reported by
Alderman Parnbam as missing from
the fire truck. This sud the matter of
the heating of the Fire Hall was left
In the hands of the Fire Wardens to
deal with and report at next meeting.
A communication from the retail
merchants re the early closing begin
ning with the New Year was laid over
to next meeting.
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dun SUM.
Aid. Thomson reported that there
was ample room at the Post Office
corner for the placing of the big gun
there. The city clerk was instructed
to inform the government architect of
the site chosen.
The city clerk was also Instructed to
notify the Great War Veterans Association that the city would like tbem
to place the guns on the sites chosen
on Armistice Day, November 11.
The matter of painting and preparing guns wns left in the hands of Aid
The chairman of the Health Committee reported that there were quite
a few cases of whooping cough and
measles in the district.
The Pythian Sisters are working
hard to make their masquerade ball
on Monday week, October 25th a pronounced success. They are leaving no
stone unturned In their efforts along
this line.
List of Prises.
Best dressed lsdy $7.50
Best dressed gent   7.50
Best national character, value  5.00
Best sustained character, value.... 5.00
Best   original   character   (lady),
goods to value of   5.00
Best comic character, box cigars
value    3.50
Best flower girl, goods value  3.75
Best hobo, goods to value of  2.50
Best Mutt and Jeff, goods value of 6.00
Best comic group  10.00
Tambolo prize, hand-knitted scarf and
The admission fee has been fixed at
one dollar for masked gents, fifty cents
for masked ladles and spectators.
Vote On Wednesday Next At
Provincial Court House
Voters are notified that the Polling Station for Cumberland is at the Provincial Court House, and the hours of
polling are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Every voter is strongly urged to go to the poll on that
day, so that a thoroughly representative vote will be
recorded. Mr. John J. Wier is Returning Officer; Rev. Geo.
Kinney, Deputy Returning Officer, and Mr. A. McKinnon,
Election Clerk.
Mr. G. W. Clinton, president of the
Cumberland Board of Trade, was Invited by the Victoria Board of Trade
to address their quarterly meeting
held last week. Mr. Clinton has been
a resident of this district and spoke
with authority. In the course of hlB
address he said:
"Our district is the greatest on the
Island, bar none. First wc hsve coal.
Iho finest steam coal on the coast;
then the wonderful Comox Valley,
which in time will teem with population, all of which means more business for Victoria and Vancouver.
2,000 Tons of Coal Dally.
"Cumberland ls your market If you
go after it. We get out 2000 tons of
coal a day, and have a pay-roll of
$150,000 a month. The banks ln Cumberland have $500,000 on deposit. You
should not have to extend long credits
In doing business in Cumberland because the merchants there get their
payments promptly.
"Everything Is going along well in
Uie coal industry, and all this
means business for you. The residents
are favorable to you, but tbey com
plain that Victoria merchants fail
sometimes to answer their letters.
"We have also the lumber camps
which hove a big payroll aud consume
supplies you send up.
.Wore I nil) Wauled.
The Cumberland people fee! thai
there should be more unity, a sort of
co-operntlve Board of Trade for the
whole Island.
"As regards transportation we have
petitioned that the summer railway
services and boat services to Vancouver be continued during the winter.
I was asked to tell Victoria merchants not to send In fruit you can't
sell In Victoria—and then say it Rot
I on the wny. But the good will nf
Cumberland goes out to Victoria even
more tban Courtenay. which can get
cheaper freight rates from Vancouver,
as boats and scows go within a few
hundred feet of Courtenay stores. I
would suggest thai Victoria merchants
send a boat or a scow up there and
get the business.
Commitments the first nine months
of 1(116 without Prohibition, and commitments for the first nine months of
1020, under the amended B.C. Prohibition Act:
Liquor Cases     21
Drug Cases     31
For All Offences   187
Liquor Cases   117
Drug Cases   109
For All Offences   671
In   February   of   this   Prohibition
blest year, the prison farm entertained
the   biggest   assembly of  compulsory
guests lu its history, when there were
270 inmates.
Persons entitled to register on the
municipal Voters' List are notified that
this must be attended to before November 3o next. Agents for corporations and holders of agreements for
sale are affected under this heading.
Pythian Sisters'
Masquerade Ball
Valuable Prizes Offered for the
Best Dressed Ladies and
Gents and Characters
Harvest thanksgiving will he observed at all the services at Holy
Trinity Church tomorrow, when the
services will consist ot Holy Communion at 8.30 and 11, children's service at 2.30 aud special evensong service at 7. At the evening service
Simper's anthem, "All Thy Works,"
and Jackson's "Te Denm," will be
Football Game
This Afternoon
South Wellington Intermediates
To Play Local Intermediates
On Athletic Grounds
The recently organized Intermediate
Football Team of Cumberland will
entertain the South Wellington Intermediates on the new recreation
grounds this afternoon. The game
starts at 4.15. Mr. D. Wilson, manager
of the Cumberland United, will referee
the game.
The South Wellington boys intend
avenging the defeat of 6-0 that their
younger brothers received some time
ago at the hands of the Cumberland
Intermediates. The South Wellington
team Is much heavier than the Juniors
who came up here two weeks ago, and
with a vast improvement in the Cumberland line-up this should prove to
be a game worth watching. The locals
have quite a few promising players in
their team which are likely to catch a
place In the senior team in the very
near future. Therefore football enthusiasts should go out snd give tbe
boys some encouragement.
The Cumberland boys are determined
to defeat the South Wellington Intermediates tn this game, which no doubt
will open tbe path for their Senior
brothers of the Cumberland United to
perform the same on the following
day with the South Wellington
Seniors In the Upper Island League
fixture al South Wellington.
The following are selected to represent Cumberland: Goal, Westfield;
backs. It. Bennie and G. Hunden; halfbacks. Mitchell, Hudock, Glover; tor-
wards. Lorkart Keenan. Bond Tolmie
and Somerville; reserves, Whyle, Foster, Damonte A. Stewart.
A meeting of the Cumberland Conservative Association will be held ln
Ihe ollice of The Islander on Wednesday evening next at 8 o'clock.
On Evening of Armistice Day
G. W. V. A. Will Hold a
Masquerade Dance.
A mosquerade ball will be hold In
tbe llo-llo Dance Hall on the evenln.:
of November 11th, Armistice Day, under the auspices of the Cumberland
Branch of the Great Wnr Veteran:,
Super-Special Attractions Coming to
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Saturday, Oct.
Saturday, Oct.
Saturday, Oct.
Saturday, Nov.
Saturday, Nov.
Saturday, Nov.
Saturday, Nov.
16—"The Idol Dancer" First National
23—"The Miracle Man" ...Famous Lasky
30—"Scarlet Days" Famous Lasky
6—"In Old Kentucky" First Nation.il
13—"The River's End" First National
20—"Male and Female" Famous Lasky
27—"Behind the Door" Famous Litsky
rsr: Two
October 16, W20.
iiiiib£, i-feiijK!
Hints from Our Home
Brightening Department
It's wonderful what a new coat of paint or varnish will do tn
brightening up the house. When you decide to freshen up tht bathroom or kitchen with a coat of paint, or surpriw that Kratched chair
and table with a sparkling coat of varnish, come ln and aee us.
We have a complete line of paints, varnishes, brushei and everything
for brightening up tlie home.
To keep the floors and furniture bright and glistening, we know
of nothing better than the O-Cedar Polish Mop and
\mS \->P0
T. E. BATE, Cumberland, B.C.
We  announce   the  arrival   of
To Combat Disease and Distress
In War-Stricken Areas in
Europe and Asia.
Epidemic   Diseases    Spreading
Rapidly in Poverty-Stricken
IT is an enormous task today for manufacturers of
telephone equipment to maintain an adequate output. They are away behind in their orders, owing
to .shortage of workers, raw materials, inefficient transportation and other causes. In the meantime, Central
is supplying service with the means at her disposal.
She is working harder than ever, realizing that the
telephone is a great factor in social and business life.
To her belongs the credit of assuming greater burdens
because of shortage of equipment. When you telephone, think of her and what she is doing.
British Columbia Telephone Co,
The Corner Store
Phone 133
I have a few pail's of Pure Wool Blankets left at $10
and $11 a pair. This is a golden opportunity to get a
good article at a ridiculously low price.
30 pairs of Men's Good Strong Solid Leather Work
Shoes, all sizes, at $7.00 a pair. This offer for Saturday
150 lbs. Peanut Butter at, per lb 30c
Tomatoes, 2l/2-lb. tins, each 20c
Pure Lard ..." 2 lbs. 75c
12-oz. bottles are selling for 55c.   I sell you 16   Kft#»
ounces for	
Buy Pickles—don't buy bottles to fill up your pantry
shelves.   Enough said.
'       W. GORDON
While the concern ot the great
nations of tlie earth is (or commercial
security and predominance, the
smaller nations in Europe are struggling for lite itself.
Working in populations greatly
weakened by lack of food aud clothing, exposure and the mental anxieties
of war, contagious diseases, puiticu-
larly typhus, have made their appearance and are doing deadly work
among men women aud children of the
stricken countries. The increased privations, due to winter conditions, will
give a further impetus to the spread
of the disease, and expert advisers of
the Red Cross predict that, unless
steps are taken to check it, the epidemic of typhus now raging may!
threaten the whole world on account j
of the rapidity with which It spreads.
In the great area between the Baltic
and the Black Sea there is appalling
misery. This territory includes the
new Baltic States, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Austria, Hungary,
Roumania, Montenegro, Albania, Ser-
via, and Eastern Russia. In these
countries there ls lack of medicines
and sanitary appliances. Doctors,
nurses and hospital equipment are
pitifully inadequate. Food and clothing are insufficient to make life tolerable, and disease, bereavement and
suffering are present tn practically
every household.
In Western Russia, Poland and Galt-
cia, typhus has been raging for four
years. Instead of diminishing, it ls
spreading, as the following figures
Typhus In Poland and Gullcla.
Year. No. Cases
1916        34,538
1917       43,840
1918        97,082
1919      231,206
1920   "280,000
♦Based on monthly average availbale.
Typhus is an intensely destructive
and rapidly spreading disease, and its-
extension throughout the world can
only be arrested by the introduction
of enforcement of strict hygiene and
sanitation In affected populations. Tlie
infection is carried by parasites ln the
clothing, aud clothing material is so
scarce in the suffering countries of
Europe that the poorest people are
driven to wearing the infected garments of those who have died of the
Typhus Is running its course lu Bessarabia without effective means of
control. Owing to the low salaries
paid lo state doctors, and lack ot
means of transportation, the rural districts are largely without medical
assistance. Everywhere there is a
lack of soap, linen and clothes. Iu
Roumania medical supplies cost 12
times, in Poland GO times, and in
Czecho-Slovakia 14 times normal cost.
In the Ukraine, in villages of 2000
to 3000 people, Bometimes halt the
population have been taken ill at the
same time. Some doctors have had to
treat areas in which there were 20,000
to 30,000 typhus patients at once, and
could get no medical supplies.
in addition to typhus, which Is the
most prevalent disease, tuberculosis,
dysentery, scarlet fever and smallpox
have taken strong hold upon the weakened constitutions of millions of people. In Itouniiinia tuberculosis is
spreading in an alarming and unprecedented manner.
According lo the estimate procured
by the London Times there Is only one
doctor tor every 150,000 inhabitants In
Gallcla, This year Ihe mortality
reached the alarming ilgure of sixty
per cent.
In Jugo-Slavla the Union Internationale for the Saving of Children,
found 500,000 war orphans, of whom
100,000 had neither father nor mother.
Doctor Livingston Ferrand, Chairman of the Central Committee of the
American Red Cross, who has just returned fro Europe, states: "The chief
problem Is the children of Europe.
Red Cross estimates Indicate at least
11,000,000 children In Europe now
ratherless from war, and who race the
next few years without hope ot ade-
quate care unless outside assistance is
given. Poland has 500,000 orphans,
mos. of whom are living in camps for
destitute refugees. In Czecho-Slov-
vakia, Austria and Hungary, there are
at least 1,000,000 orphans, of whom
5000 were found recently wanedrlng
like animals in the Kuthenian Mountains."
A Canadian Red Cross appeal on behalf of the British Empire Fund will
be mado throughout Canada particularly during Armistice Week. Arrangements will be made by Provincial Red Cross Divisions for receiving
contributions within their respective
areas. The receiving officers will
transmit the funds to their respective
Provincial Headquarters, which will
forward them to the Headquarters of
the Canadian Red Cross Society. The
Canadian contribution to tlie llrltlsh
Empire Fund will he administered In
Europe under the direction of tho
British Red Cross iu co-operation with
the League of Red Cross Societies.
Will you vote for Prohibition
and Bootleggers and the Drug
evil? Do a little thinking.
All returned soldiers and their
families will be interested in the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act, under
which they are provided with an opportunity of obtaining life insurance
at most favorable rates. The act became effective on September 1 and will
remain In force for two years.
Under the provisions of the act any
hinorably discharged soldier, sailor or
nurse, of the Canadian Forces domiciled and resident in Canada, may insure with the government to an
umount of from $500 to $5000. Under
certain conditions the widow of a returned soldier, who died subsequent
to discharge, may also obtain iiisur
In addition to former members of
tlie C.E.F., the privileges of the act
are available to anyone, male or female, who served during the late war
in the Imperial Army or with the
forces of any ot the allied or associated powers, providing they were domi
ciled and resident In Canada before
the war and hold an honorable dis
Many of those who served overseas,
while not suffering from a severe disability, find that their physical condition is such that they are unable to
obtain life insurance at all or only at
much higher rates than are normally
demanded. They, therefore, And themselves severely handicapped ill providing protection for their dependents.
Under tlie Returned Soldiers' Insur
ance Act all returned men are placed
on an equal basis as no medical examination is required.
The premium rates are low. They
vary with the age of the insured and
the plan of insurance chosen. At the
age of twenty-ilve a straight life policy
for $1000 costs $1.24 per month. At
tlie age of thirty-live the rate is $1.70
per month. Beneficiaries are limited
in the case of a married man to his
wife and children. An unmarried man
or a widower without children is required to name his future wife and
children as beneficiaries. Should the
insured die unmarried the Insurance
money may be paid to one or more of
his immediate relatives according to
his will.
An exceptional advantage of this insurance is the provision made for a
disability benefit. Under this section
should the policyholder become totally
and permanently disabled he is relieved from paying further premiums
and the insurance money is paid to
hlm direct in annual instalments equal
to one-twentieth of the total amount
of the policy.
Booklets explaining the act, and application forms, may be obtained from
all branches of the Ureat War Veterans' Association; the Soldiers' Aid
Commission; Imperial Veterans of
Canada; Clrany Army of United Veterans; Army and Navy Veterans; Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-Estab-
llshement; Military District Headquarters and District Offices of the
Board of Pension Commissioners, Returned Soldiers' Insurance, Transportation Blulding, Ottawa.
Mrs. Dix: "I was ashamed of you
Ephraim, to see you dust the chair
you sat on at Mrs. Henshaw's. 1 saw
her little boy watching yon."
Dix: "I Baw him too. I'm too old a
llsh to be caught on a bent pin."
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Will there be a PHONOGRAPH in YOUR HOME
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
is what most people say when they see the Shoes
that they receive from Mail Order houses. Don't
buy a pig in a sack! See the Shoes before you
buy. We keep the kind of Shoes that are made
for Shoe Stores—not the kind you buy in the
Grocery Stores. Big Shoe values at this sjore
always obtainable.
Cash Shoe Store
(We Sell Boots and Shoes Only)
Next Door to Waverley Hotel CUMBERLAND
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands^that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer   The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water
Cascade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
Full line of Pure
Fruit Flavors.
NEW HOT BLAST RETORT, in three sizes, at $22.50,
$29.50 and $38.00.
FAIRY OAKS at $18.00 and $22.50.
TWILIGHT HEATERS, semi-open hearth, at $22.00
and $26.00.
REGALS, the best open-hearth style on the market,
at $30.00 and $35.00 each.
We are offering some very good prices on Ranges,
which it will he to your interest to investigate before
A. MacKinnon
CUMBERLAND, B.C, October 16, 192().
Electric Appliances
No good housewife wants the little Imps of dirt, bad air,
spoiled food, stifling heat, lost time and waste in her kitchen.
She has only tolerated them because she didn't know how to get
rid of them. The Electric Range has shown her the way. The
minute it is installed in her kitchen, dirt gives way to cleanliness,
bad air to pure air. The food becomes better flavored, all the
cooking more uniformly successful. The kitchen is a cooler place
in which to work, the housewife finds her leisure hours Increased,
and tho bills grow less. The transformation is really wonderful;
no one who has ever known the convenience and comfort of electric cooking would ever willingly go back to other methods.
You can have this range In your kitchen. The cost ls very
moderate in proportion to the service lt renders. Once installed,
you will value it more highly than any household convenience
you possess. There is an Electric Range to lit any requirement
of large or Bniall families, big or little kitchens.
Hon. Walter Scott, Author of Banish-the-Bar Act in Saskatchewan, Convinced That Such Legislation Is "Vastly More
Conducive to Temperance Than Bone-Dry Law.
m The Imp of Dirt
B= Dirty walls, dirty woodwork,
•***= dirty range—they are kitchen
§p nuisances you must constantly
**= fight. Whatever fuel you are
**= using, lt has its accompanying
=3 imp of dirt, leaving a sticky de-
B Posit on range, pans, walls and
=5 woodwork or a film of soot and
=== ashes sometimes over the whole
•****= room. Wouldn't it be a won-
= Jerful relief to you to get rid
B of the imp of dirt, to have a
****•= range always clean, always
je free from soot or gummy de-
B posits—and a kitchen Carre's spondingly clean?
The Good Little Fairy of
An Electric Range will bring
an undreamed-of cleanliness
into your kitchen. The range
itself is always clean; food
spilled on the surface burner
burns off completely. There
are no soot and ashes,' there
is no gummy deposit from gaseous fumes to cover the range
and cooking utensils with a
dirty, black, hard-to-remove
film. Walls are not darkened
with soot In a few months'
time; woodwork is free from
the sticky coating of dirt. Your
kitchen ceases to be the hardest room In the house to keep
Whereas certain mischievously Inclined persons have
tampered with the valves on the mains ot this company,
thereby allowing a considerable amount of water to run to
waste, we therefore wish to point out that it is a serious
offence to tamper with such valves, and should the offending parties be apprehended they will be prosecuted to the
very fullest extent of the law.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P.O. 314
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
is becoming so valuable that it is fast approaching the point where it may be considered as a standard of value, and the discovery
of it will cause to
up instantly in the mind of the prospector delightful visions of aflluance long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
Silver Spring Brewing Company
"My settled conviction is that tlie
Banish-the-Bar Act of Saskatchewan
adopted in 1915, live years ago, which
abolished private Interest in traffic in
liquor in that Province, wholly and
completely, and set up Government
..hops t'or sale of liquor In packages
(these shops were opened in eacli town
and city where a wholesale liquor
licence had been issued), I say, that it
is my settled conviction, that such system of Government Control is tlie very
best scheme yet devised tor dealing
with a question which always has been
troublesome, and likely will continue
to be a source of trouble to the end
of the chapter."
The speaker was the Hon. Walter
Scott, at present a resident of Victoria,
B. C, and who lu 1915 was Premier of
Saskatchewan. On March 18th, 1915,
at the town of Exbow, Mr. Scot made
a notable, announcement of new policy
aueiit liquor. He said that llie Saskatchewan Legislature would be forthwith convened, that his government
would submit to the House a Bill to
abolish on next 1st July, every liquor
licence In the Province, wholesale, retail and club licence, and to open public liquor shops wherever private
wholesale liquor stores then existed,
and furthermore, that his Government
would stand or fall on the late of such j
proposed legislation. The new law
went Into operation July 1st, 1915, and
remained ill rorce until a date In 1917.
.Ur. Isiinglpy'K Opinion.
"The opinion which I have expressed
is shared by every member of the Government of Saskatchewan, Including
Hon. George Langley," continued Mr.
Scott, "at least his opinion was identical with mine the last time I discussed the question with him. The
letter written by Mr. Langley and recently appearing In Victoria newspapers, does not say the contrary. In his
letter Mr. Langley deals alone with
the question of the political interests
of the Government; he does not mention the public Interest, and I quite
sympathize witli the view which he
expresses. I remained in office some
llfteen months following the coming
Into force of the system of public
liquor shops, and In that time 1 realized that the welfare of the Government was being adversely affected
from a political standpoint. For Instance, a farmer bought bottles of beer
In a public shop, and on the road
home he drank beer (contrary to the
law; the Act prohibited driukiug'ou a
public road.) and tossed the empty
bottles by tho roadside; an evidence
of Scott's hoozorium. Every iutoxlcat
ed person In the Province became a
product of Scott's law, and unfortunately there were persons who became intoxicated under our Act, just
as there are persons who become intoxicated under bone-dry prohibition.
An Act of Parliament does not change
human nature. On the day before
Christmas, 1915, in front of the public
shop In lteglna, there was a line of
waiting people strung along the street
like before a soup kitchen. I think
every Prohibitionist in Regina went
down to take a look at Ihe rushing
business of "Scott's drunk factory!" I
viewed the waiting line myself. It
seemed to escape the observation of
most persons that this one public shop
wus doing the business which a year
earlier had been done by perhaps one
hundred or more licensed bars. There
were only a score or so of puhlic shops
in the whole Province, whereas the
retail licences hnd numbered hundreds. And let nie say that the public
shop was doing the business which
under bone-dry Prohibition Is done by
bootleggers. Uut these fads were not
remembered by many. In consequence
of which the shops were nol making
voles for the Scott Government, So l
am not surprised at Mr. Langley's dislike for Government Control, hut
should be very greatly surprised to
hear that Mr. Langley or any former
colleagues held the view that Government Control Is not vastly more conducive lo temperance than is the bone-
dry law.
I'imIit Prohibition.
"I was at Regina In June, 1919, when
bone-dry Prohibition was In force.
Attorney-General Turgeon said to me,
"Vou recall that during the lirst year
of our Banish-the-Bar law with public
shops, we boasted that we had to close
our jails; there were no occupants.
We have ceased boasting. Under total
Prohibition our jails are all overcrowded—filled to the roof with bootleggers—so well filled that tbelr legs
are almost sticking out of the windows—for every one of them that we
catch, two new ones seem to come into
"On the same visit I called to seo
Police Magistrate Heffernan, a very
old friend of mine.   On his table were
two bodies of alleged whiskey, part of
a seizure. By and by Mr. Heffernan
jnvited nie to smell the stuff. 1 went
to the table and was proceeding to put
my tongue to a bottle. He fairly
yelled to me to beware, and told me
that one bottle was sufficient lo poison
several men. That's the worst of Ihe
bootlegger's traffic; one pays perhaps
llfteen dollars for a bottle, then one
must repair to a physician and' pay
oue hundred and fifty dollars for a
new stomach lining. The Government
shop possesses one certain virtue at
all events—what is sold therein is real
liquor, not concocted chemicals. A
person may be better without liquor-
but surely if one must drink it is better that one shall drink genuine liquor
and nol the vile poison vended hy the
.lltcit trader."
A rclldeucon Lloyd's View point.
Referring again to tlie adverse effect upon the Government's political
fortunes that was being produced by
the public liquor stores. Mr. Scott alluded to a report, which he, had seen
published, of an address made In Vancouver last week by Archdeacon Lloyd,
of Saskatoon, who had said lt Government Control was approved by British
Columbia on' October 2Uth, this Province would Iben possess either Oliver
drunk factories or Bowser boozeries.
"For Archdeacon Lloyd I have nothing
but high respect and exceedingly
friendly feelings," said Mr. Scott; "all
the more, therefore, do I regret his
cheap and Illogical sneer. Archdeacon
Lloyd was president of the Temperance Organization of Saskatchewan
in 1915, and I came to know hlm intimately. I believe him to be wholly
sincere In his advocacy of total prohibition; he ls a man of unusual ability
aud force of character. But the best
of men fall into error; even the man
after God's own heart, so we are told
in the Scriptures, fell into grievous
crime, namely, the killing of Uriah;
and I am convinced that Archdeacon
Lloyd is grievously wrong iu his view
that total Prohibition leads to temperance more than does Government Control, which Saskatchewan had during
nearly two years, 1915-1917."
"Of course, there is Government Con
trol. In the State of South Carolina a
system of public sale of liquors was
adopted about forty years ago, and the
operation was distinctly bad. Before
the Saskatchewan Legislature met In
1915, to consider our Banish-the-Biir
measure, I had sent Dr. Oliver and
Mr. F. J. Bole, M.P.P. for Regina, to
South Carolina on a commission to,
perchance, obtain information to better enable us to make a good law. Dr,
Oliver at the time held Ihe chair iu
the University of Saskatoon; it was he
who later started tlie Khaki University
of France—a particularly keen and
capable man. The report which
Messrs. Oliver and Hole brought back
of rascalities perpetrated under tlie
dlspensory system In South Carolina
was almost past belief. The cardinal
r'ault of the South Cardinal law,
our commissioners found, was divided
control. In our law, therefore, we
made one man completely responsible;
we placed him beyond political or any
otlier interference in his choice of
staff, etc. This man held the title of
liquor commissioner.
Government Control.
"To the objection that Ihe Government of British Columbia might not
properly administer a system of public
control, I would answer that, In a
democracy, the people ure presumed to
control their own Government. What
belter guarantee have we that Ibe Uritish Columbia Government will properly
enforce a total Prohibition law? Indeed. Ibe bone-dry acts In operation
in inniiy Kltiles of the American Union
are more honored in the breach than
In the observance. I bave been in
every State excepting Texas, and from
what I have seen and have been told,
my belief is that in no State, excepting only Kansas, ls the bone-dry law
satisfactorily observed. .Maine has
been bone-dry (by law) during three
generations, and in most parts of
Maine whiskey is quite openly sold
and consumed. 1 have been told thai
when the periodical vote Is taken In
Maine, to determine whether Prohibition shall continue, Ihe most Influential element on tlie side of the bone-
dry system are tho Illicit trailers
whose lucrative business would be
ended should the prohibitory law be
"I am free to say that I should
abolish liquor Immediately and forever
if it could be done. But I am convinced that it cannot he done. One
reason ls that whiskey is more easily
und simply mode than Is almost anything else. Any tinsmith Is able to
make a 'still,' and there is scarcely a
(Continued ou Page Seven)
by selecting the shells that
hunters from coast to coast
have proved dependable
under all conditions.
Shotgun Shells
nre a double .assurance of
success for the nun who
prefers ballistice powder.
Wc also carry n full li ie of
Canuck nn I Sovi'irVn Shoi -
gun Shells and I><iinInlon
Momlltc Cartridges — rich
backed by tho big "D " trarS.
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Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
CHARLIE] SING CHONG, Ce   ''erland
HONG CHONG « CO.. Bevi.,1
Oysters, Steaks and Chops.
Also Fish and Chips.
Open Dny nnd Niglit.
General Woodwork, Auto Bodies,
Trucks and Wheels btillt u order
llcpnlrs  Promptly Attended to.
Jas. C. Allan
lor. Prldenux & FittirMlam Sis.
\. I. Williams A. V. Webb
-- and —
Corner Comox Road and
Luke Trail
Telephone 127
Sandy Chapman
Car for Hire
Nightand JDay
Prompt Service and Careful Delivery.
Charges Moderate.
Paolo Monte
Shoo Itepnlrlng a Suei'lulty.
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakci a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,       Cumberland.
Service, Material
Rubber Heels Fixed While V Walt
Phillips' Military Heels and Soles.
S. DAVIS  -   Dunsmuir Avenue
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
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WM.MKIllilKIKI.il,    Proprietor
liuiisniiiir Ave,        Cumberland, li 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 rejieve the Saturday waiting
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Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B. (J.
We make a specialty of
Have a picture of your
children taken now before
they lose their charms of
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
Fresh Stock of
In All Flavors.
Large Stock nf Nut Bars,
Tobaccos, Cigarettes and
6ctober id, i946.
Published every Saturday rooming at Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE  Manager and Publisher.
BEX H. GOWEN Editor.
On Wednesday next tlie voters nf tins Province will
decide whether the present Prohibition Act is to remain in
force or is to be superseded by an Act to provide t'or Government Control and Sale in Sealed Packages of Spirituous
and Malt Mquors.
The issue beforo the people is simple, and voters should
have little difficulty in arriving at a right decision in the
matter, The present Prohibition Act is a thing of contempt
in the eyes of the great majority of people, and contempt
for the law is a most undesirable state of affairs. If the
present conditions are perpetuated It would mean that the
existing evils which are nn outcome of the workings of the
Prohibition Act will increase, and the last state of the
Province will be worse than tlie first. On the other hand
if the electorate decides for Government Control—and the
Indications point to u two-to-one voto for It—some of these
evils will be greatly diminished, and what is probably the
worst of the lot, "bootlegging," will automatically cease
because it will be profitable no longer. It will be unnecessary for anyone under the system of Government Control
as outlined by the Moderation League to evade the law, as
thousands in this Province are doing today.
It ia rather peculiar that the Prohibitionists—who are
nearly all members of two or three Protestant Churches—
are working In hand with the extreme radicals in Canada
who seek to change the present order of government. The
two men who spoke here for Prohibition two weeks ago
are both prominent Socialists—in fact one Vancouver publication goes so far as to call Mr. Tom Richardson a
"Bolshevik Socialist."
One of these men made the statement that certain labor
organizations and labor leaders in Vancouver had decided
to vote for Prohibition. When in Vancouver a few days ago
the editor of this paper called on one of the leaders named
by Mr. Trotter and asked him if this statement was correct.
We have known this gentleman for a number of years and
our knowledge is that he is anything but a non-user of
alcohol. Asked his reason for taking this extraordinary
step he said he was doing it in the hope that it would
cause more discontent and unrest and so hasten the bloody
revolution he so anxiously desired, so that the blank blank
blankety capitalists and so forth would blank blank and
so on!
The Prohibition Party is not to be envied ln its choice of
companions, though it would not be suggested that they
have the same object In view. However, there ls no question there will be more discontent than ever if the Prohibition problem is tightened, which It undoubtedly will be if
the people vote for it.
Prohibition is advocated by some because "it will make
labor more eflicieut," One of the prominent* newspaper
managers of this province made a great howl along this
line during the last referendum. He has changed his tune
now. In Prohibition America one of the large corporations
has increased its force 30 per cent.—and today its output is
less than It was previously!
The Premier of this Province has said that the Prohibition Act is impossible of enforcement. This is not news
to the average man, but coming from the Premier himself
it was a little surprising. He further states that 85 per
cent, of the responsibility of enforcing Prohibition rests
with the municipalities. Do you realize what this means?
Just do a little figuring in regard to Cumberland and try
to imagine how much the taxes would have to be increased
to make this city bone-day.
Every elector on the Voters' List who can possibly do so
is strongly urged to get out and vote on Wednesday—and
see that others do the same—so that a representative vote
may be the result.
The English Church Times, one of the most influential
and largely read church papers in the English-speaking
world, In a late Issue, writing editorially, says. Inter alia:
It ls a common practice for temperance reformers to take
for granted that strong drink is simply a useless luxury
which ls very often abused. That there ls in it positive
good as well as possible evil is kept in tlie background.
Most likely it is not recognized at all. Yet It Is the fact.
It is no outrageous or paradoxical claim to say that it may
be and frequently is beneficial to body, soul and spirit. "It
is probably true," said a wise Oxford teacher in the last
century, "that a temperate use of wine may contribute
some elements of character to social life which we can ill
afford to lose. It draws men out of their reserve; it helps
them to forget themselves and to appear as they by nature
are when not on their guard, and therefore to make them
more human and greater friends to their fellow-men." We
are, he says, "in a higher as well as In a lower sense, the
better for the use of wine." That Is testimony that cannot
be disregarded. If another witness is required, a distinguished living literary man has written "that for every
evil deed that fact or fancy or the unscrupulous exaggeration of partisans can charge on alcohol, it has prompted a
hundred good and kind ones; that for every life it has
destroyed or spoiled it has made thousands happy; that
much of the best imaginative work of the world has beer-
due to its influence; and that it has, as has been amply
shown of late, given 'more power to the elbow' ot stout
workers and fighters iu the best causes." And in a world
like tho present, full of bitter animosities and class
jealousies, of strenuous mental pressure and frequent nervous exhaustion, it is surely unpardonable to take away
something which, If it is occasionally abused, nevertheless
counts for so much in the creation of happiness, good-
humor and friendship. But there are no short cuts to
the golden age. The attempt to make them is followed by
disaster. Puritan tyranny led directly to the licence of the
Restoration, and the compulsory, if necessary, asceticism
demanded by the war produced the licence which is visible
In so many places today. We shall not lessen licence by
Increasing the causes of it. Nor shall we improve morality
by making, in one respect, morality Impossible. Licence is
tbe reaction from tyranny, not the result of liberty.
To support Prohibition is, in effect, to pasB a vote of
censure on Jesus Christ; to regard it sympathetically ls to
go perilously near this. For our Lord made wine and drank
tt, and ordered Ills Church to use tt in the Sacrament of
the Altar.
Moderation League
Of British Columbia
Thu Moderation League of British Columbia ia a non-partizan organization of men and
women interested in and representative of the moral, commercial, social and industrial life
and progress of this province. Its members believe in MODERATION in thought, word
and deed. They believe in TEMPERANCE in all things, and in furtherance of these
principles believe that temperance as it applies to alcoholic beverages is NOT best served
by the present B. C Prohibition Act.
On the contrary, they believe that to produce temperance it is a flrst essential that no
intemperate legislation be forced on a large section of the public such as is the case under
the present Prohibition Act, which has fostered bad temper, resentment and distrust;
has been a prolific breeder of lies and subterfuge; has made criminals of decent men, and
has hopelessly failed in its objects.
The League believes that a moderate law which respects rights traditional to our race
will command the respect of the public, and that a moderate law which is respected is
much more to be desired than a law which rides rough-shod over the public and earns
only their derision and contempt.
The Moderation League urges the electorate io support its efforts to substitute for the
present Prohibition Act a measure of Government control which shall embrace the platform of the League. This was published in every newspaper in the province in the early
part of -Tune of the present year, and is as follows:
1. The repeal of the Prohibition Act.
2. NO restoration of the saloon or bar, for the sale of intoxicating liquors.
3. The Government sale and Government Control of spirituous and malt
liquors in sealed packages.
4. The guarantee by the Government, as such vendor, of the pure quality
of all spirituous malt liquors, and the sale of same at reasonable prices.
5. The inculcation of true temperance principles consistent with personal
li.   The elimination of the causes of the deplorable loss of respect for the
laws of the land engendered by the Prohibition Act.
Thc bar has been done away with forever by universal consent, and Government Control will ensure the sale of liquor of pure quality, at local centres throughout the province,
in quantities consistent with moderation and temperance, and will provide proper safeguards against its abuse.
And for the purpose of carrying out the objects and aims of this platform the Modera
tion League advocates the creation by the Government of an independent non-partizan
commission to control the sale of spirituous and malt liquors in sealed packages, such
commission to be composed of citizens fully representative of the electorate.
Vote for Government Control and Get Your
Friends to Vote too.
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Broken lints in Boys' Heavy
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THOMAS HUDSON, Union Bay October 16, 192().
A Masterly Blending of Love,
Drama and Comedy, With a
Mysterious Dancing Beauty,
the Quest of White Men Dere
lict in the South Seas.
In a beautiful South Sea setting
Griffith, the genius, unfolds a dramatic love conflict fanned by a mysterious dancing beauty to blazing heat
between a puritan youth awaiting the
white plague's toll and the magnificently reckless, gin-loving young
beachcomber, until the blackblrder,
exploiter ot native labor, finds her
shrluo and breaks the fetters ot longing for the puritan and awakens tbe
derelict to manhood and lite.
Mary, daughter of a French father
and a Javanese mother, has inherited
the petit grace and beauty ot her
parental ancestors, and combined with
this is the mystical fascination of the
Orient pervading all her charm. She
ls the idol of the natives on the South
Sea Island where her foster father
makes him home. Their veneration
and love for her Is shown by the tribal
name they have bestowed upon her-*-
"White Almond Blossom"—a flower
beautiful as It is rare.
To the Island comes two young men.
Dan McOulre lands on the beach after
being thrown from a trading schooner
as a worthless worker. He ls content
for he has a bottle of gin. A sandy
beach for a bad, and the abundant
tropic fruits for sustenance ls satisfaction for all his desires. Welter Kln-
caid comes to the Island In search of
health as a guest of his uncle, the
missionary there. Walter's health aud
the fact that lie ls the only son ot a
widowed mother, has kept him secluded from life. Religion Is his one engrossing characteristic.
Both Hen love Her.
Both men succumb to the charms ot
Mary. She finds herself strangely
affected by each of them. Both betray
their love, Dan by attempting to carry
her off to a distant Isle, Walter by
nearly coming to blows with his uncle
over a criticism of Mary by the missionary.
Mary dances the beautiful, passionate South Sea Island hula-hula when
both the young men are at her cottage, and with the dance comes to
her "the hlddeh secret* of her heart.
When, In a spirit of mischief, she takes
the tom-tom away from Dan, wbo has
been beating an accompaniment, to insist that the puritan take an active
part In the performance, she finds the
wild exhilaration which has come
from Dan's thrumming succeeded by a
tender maternal yearning and the
dance ends abruptly.
This story of romance nnd adventure surrounding the life or a missionary on a South Sea Island will be
shown at the Ilo-Ilo this evening, also
at the matinee. It is an Idyl of primitive life as dellclously wholesome and
entertaining as any Btory that has
every appeared on the screen.
.   •   •
Beautiful and Talented Star is a
Delight to Her Admirers in
the Role of a Brave Stenographer in Paramount Play.
Revealing her ln a new and unusually captivating characterization, that
of a brave, resourceful, high-minded
stenographer, Vivian Martin, the beau-,
tlful Paramount star, appears In her
latest picture, "Jane Goes a-Woolng,"
at the Ilo-Ilo on Monday evening.
"Gane Goes a-Wooing" unfolds a
story that has great love interest aud
the whimsical quality that one expects of Miss Martin's pictures.
Miss Martin plays the part of Jane
Nell, a courageous little girl who
chews gum, and who takes dictation
for a living. She has all the spunk of
the best type of business girl and she
Is loved by Mickey Donovan, who runs
the "White House" lunch cart.
But Jane doesn't think she loves
Mickey quite enough to marry hlm.
When her father, who Is somewhat of
a vagabond, goes away and leaves the
twins, her two younger sisters, ln her
care, Jane decides that she is quite
able to take care of them. She obtains
a position as stenographer to an ec
centric old millionaire who is writing
a play. There she meets Monty Lyman, the old man's relative and heir,
a handsome, happy-go-lucky youth,
and she falls In love with him.
As it happens, Monty offends his
elderly relative and when the latter
dies Boon after,- he leaves his wealth
to" Jane, his little stenographer, dis-
Inheriting Monty absolutely. Jane
doesn't Intend to take it, but she wants
to make a man of Monty, so she ar.
ranges things so that he believes him
self to be penniless, hoping he will
get a Job and make good. He docs try
to make goot, but he is fickle and
easily influenced and when he Anally
offers to marry Jane slio refuses him,
as sbe realizes tbat she does not love
him, but that ber affections are centred on tbe patient and true Mickey
Vlvion Martin gives an exquisite
performance as the little stenographer
heroine. She Is winsome, and there is
alwaj-B thc UrsIi of a flue spirit in her
acting so that she makes the character
of Jane stand out vividly. Nilea
Welch is excellent as Monty Lyman
and Casspn Ferguson gives a delightful interpretation of the Irish boy,
Mickey Donovan.
*     *     ss
'Brothers Divided," Frank Keenan'a
newest production for Pathe and
booked for the Uo-llo Theatre next
Wednesday, is one of those pictures
that makes the world seem a mighty
line place- to live in.
Frank Keenan not only plays the
role of the two brothers, but also
directed tlle picture, whlcb was written by Gertrude Andrews. Wallace
MacDonald, Ruth Langston, Gertrude
Clair and others are prominent In the
supporting cast.
Tom and Matthew King were
brothers of strikingly opposite characters. When Tom King, possessed of
au adventurous spirit, drifted iuto bad
company and was sentenced to prison
for life, Matthew, feeling the disgrace,
went to another town, established a
mill and became the leading citizen,
albeit an unpopular one. Matthew
talked of Tom as one dead.
After twenty years behind prison
walls Tom was pardoned for his heroic
work on the night when two prisoners,
hoping to escape in the confusion,
started a lire. During his years in
prison, Tom had word of his brother
and his son, Max, through his brother's
wife, Harriet, whoBe sympathies were
with Tom. Unheralded, he arrived in
Milton and was shocked by the rundown condition of the town.
Its streets were mudholes. Men
loafed about the battered old building
that housed a saloon. Children and
women were nowhere to be seen. Lafe
Wetherby, fat and dead drunk, was
supporting a lamp post when Tom approached and was quickly collared by
Lafe, who longed to pour his tale of
woe Into a sympathetic ear.
"Old King don't want men to work
for him," complained Lafe to Tom. "He
can get kids and women cheaper. My
old woman and the young 'uns work at
his mill, but I got a delicate constitution—yeah!"
Getting away from Lafe, Tom went
straight to his brother's home. It was
the day that Max, aglow with enthusiasm and ambition, had bought the
violin he had been hoarding money for
for months. He had been taking lessons from old Professor Renauld, who
taught music and ran a little flower
shop, presided over by his pretty
grand-daughter, Ruth, who promised
to marry Max when he became a great
musician, which she hoped would be
When old Matthew heard the strains
of music coming from tlle boy's room.
In a towering rage he rushed upstairs
and smashed the new violin to atoms.
At that psychological climax Tom entered the scene.
I've lied for you all these years,
and now you've come back," was Matthew's greeting to his brother. "Take
your tiddler son and go!"
The lit of passion was too much for
the old man und paralysis claimed hlm
for Its own. "He may never walk
again, Tom," Harriet told him, "You'll
huve to take charge of the mill—your
father left It bo Iu his will."
Max, too, Buffered by his father's return. Believing his father deud, be had
built a shrine to his memory. To have
him turn up an ex-convict was too terrible. What would Ruth say to au ex-
convict father-in-law? It was unthinkable!
When Tom took over the King mill,
all the mill hands were called together
to meet llie new boss. Tom was deaf
to his son's entreaties not to tell. "I
hate to hurt you, boy," said Tom, "but
I've got to start square."
Then he stepped out on the platform
and looked down Into the sad, tired
faces of the workers—mostly women
and children. "I'm an ex-convlct!
Been in prison twenty years!" he
said, and watched their faces change
from wonder to dissatisfaction. "An
ex-convlct will be a greater tyrant
than old Matthew," they all thought.
"I learned something of life in that
prison," Tom went on. "One hour of
being just to the other fellow is worth
a whole year of prayers. I feel like a
kid who's been given a circus ticket
|—he's going to have a good time. We
are going to work together to make
this mill not only pay its owners, but
make il pay you! You can have a holiday today to think it over!"
Smiles wreathed their faces as they
dispersed in chattering groups—the
mill under Tom King would be vastly
different, they realized.
A year brought about a remarkable
change In the town, though a year of
helplessness had brought no apparent change to Matthew's views of life.
Max, in New York, had succeeded so
well with his music that he was non-
ready for Paris when the realizattou
broke upon him that he had treated his
father like a cad. "Whatever you are,
be game!" were his father's last words
as be went away a year ago, and he
now recozniged the gameBt thing he
could do was to go back to Milton and
show his pride in IiIb father by working in the mill.
It was Flag Day and the town was
in the throes of a big celebration when
Max went home to ask his father for
forgiveness and to fold Ruth tight in
his arms forever. No children now
worked in the King mill—they enjoyed life In a spacious playground.
The sunshine of happiness embraced all—even Matthew, who, while
he couldn't understand how the mill's
profits had Increased eleven per cent,
under Tom's regime, was undergoing
a slow but sure change of heart. He,
who never caressed anyone, awkwardly
gave sympathy. He who boasted of
never having bought a flower In hia
life, drew a vase of roses closer to Inhale their fragrance. He, who hated
music, listened with almost a smile on
his stern face to the discordant
strains from the town band. Tom's
divine understanding of human nature
had wrought a miracle In the town
and in Matthew.
See-Frank Keenan, America's greatest character actor, ln this picture on
Wednesday next.
"The Third Eye"
A Baffling Mystery of Intrigue
and Suspense — A Melodramatic Mystery of Fifteen
Besides a mystery of dramatic suspense, "The Third Eye" is melodrama
—clean, fast and snappy. Every episode rises to a surprising climax.
Every climax is preceded by sensational thrills. And all the thrills tit
the action.
This is a serial tbat welds a high-
heart love story with a mystery as
strange and eerie as a tale of Edgar
Allen Poe. Intrigue and romance
abound in "The Third Eye." The
second episode will be shown on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.
Second Episode, "The Pendulum of
Rita Moreland looks In terror at tbe
body of her sweetheart whom she has
been ordered to kill, and he opens his
eyes. She whispers to him that she
must make a pretense at killing him
aud, breaking off tbe point of the
poisoned dagger, sbe Axes the rest of
the weapon In his tunic so that It appears to be plunged into his heart.
Malcolm Graw then enters the
room and congratulates Rita on her
nerve, telling her that if she will go to
his olllco he will give her the lllm that
appercntly proves her guilty of the
murder of Curtis Steele.
Leaving the hotel, where tlle ball Ih
being held, Rita ls seen and recognized
by detective chief Gale. She escapes
from him and hurries to Craw's office.
In the meantime Graw is having
an argument with Zada Savoy, another
member of the "Evil Eyes,*' who Is
jealous of his attempts to entice Rita
to join the baud. Graw assures her
that he is not interested lu Rita and
hurries to his office.
Rita asks for the film. He holds it
iu Iriint of iter and tells her lie did
nol think Bhe bad nerve enough lo kill
Dick Keene. Then he Bays he knows
that she did not kill him, but that Blie
made it appear that she had done so.
Rita tears the film from his hand,
strikes him over the head with a heavy
paper weight and climbs out of a window and up the fire-escape to the roof.
A moment later Graw pursues her and
sees her standing on the edge of the
coping with a loosened telephone wire
twisted about her arms. As lie approaches her she leaps out into space.
"The Third Eye" will be shown at
the Ilo-Ilo Theatre on Wednesday and
Thursday of each week.
A Nanaimo man claims to have an
umbrella that has beeu in his possession twenty years. That's long enough
—he ought to return it.
Hick—I've got a girl that's been lu
the hospital ln Durham tor nearly a
Hock—Too bad, chappie. What's
the matter with her?
Hick—Nothing; she's a uurse.
Saturday, October 16th
"The Idol Dancer"
Come to the far-away tropics, to the glistening isles of the South Seas,
to lands of exotic beauty where dwell a-people apart, fugitive from all the
lands of the earth. Here is the port of the missing—where hide tho rebellious, thc outcast, the heathen. Here lenient nature harbors her slackers,
feeds them the poison of idleness that their passions and sloth may destroy
them and rid the world of their kind.
Radiant among the strange rabble of beachcombers, rogues and deserters,
of blackbirders, cannibals, missioners, is Mary, "The Idol Dancer"—beauteous child of the sun, plaything of the sea. Strange gods she worships—
forbidden the homes of the righteous because of her lack of raiment, wisp
of tropic grass, beads, and a leaf of the fig.
A beauteous hoyden is Mary, tender, caressful, loving or hating like the
dove or the hawk. Despising the mission girls, capering, dancing, wildly
dancing—flashing eyes flaunting the men who would woo her, until out of
the sea HE comes, sot, laggard, insensate, with sin's grip on his virulent
manhood.   Strange is the tale of their wooing.
Monday, October 18th
Vivian Martin
— IN —
"Jane Goes A-Wooing"
Could you bear a sweetheart who was pug-nosed and had freckles?
Wouldn't you rather have a beau with velvety skin and a Grecian profile?
Jane Neill, the character played by Vivian Martin in "Jane Goes a-Wooing"
had that sort of a choice to make in this Paramount picture. Jane was so
undecided that she kept both of them "on a string" for ever so long.
CARVETH WELLS, the noted British Explorer
will hold a special Children's Matinee Monday
morning, Oct. 18th, at 11 a.m. Jungle Stories
and Jungle Pictures. Admission, 25 cents
Tuesday, October 19th
Mildred Harris Chaplin
— IN —
Wednesday, October 20th
— IN-
The film of the hour that squares its action with the world's heart call of
today. "Brothers Divided" dramatizes the golden dollar and the golden
rule in everyday life. A genuine drama of the moment, a human document
of family feelings—of justice in the mills—of Simon Pure patriotism. A
home-spun drama of home-spun folks but with a PUNCH that hits the
nail on the he-ad.
Wednesday and Thursday, October 20th and 21st
the Second Episode of
"The Pendulum of Death" Six
October 16, 1920.
Report of the Black Diamond Tragedy
State Mine Inspector's Report
of Tragedy at Pacific Coast
Coal Company's No. 2 Mine on
July 10 Last.
The following report of James Iiag-
ley, State .Mine Inspector for Washington, on the Black Diamond tragedy
the No. 2 .Mine of the Pacific Coast Co.
on July 10 last, was read to the members of the Canadian Collieries St.
John's Ambulance and .Mine Rescue
Association at its meeting last week.
All persons connected with the mines
aro urged to carefully read this report
and tuke the lessons to heart.
Henry DeWInter, American, age 32
years, occupation mine foreman, mar-
lied; Hvwli Hughes, American, age M
years, occupation assistant mine foreman, single, and James Hudson,
American, age :14 years, occupation
fire boss at Burnett mine, were overcome while using mine rescue apparatus at the old No. 2 slope on Saturday,
July 10, 1920.
About 9:30 a.m. on the above date a
crow comprising live men—Henry De
Winter. Hugh Hughes, Fred Pontln,
James S. Murphy anil Gutlio Tonda—
wearing mine rescue apparatus went
down Xo. 2 slope which had beeu
abandoned for some time. The
object of the trip was to measure the
distance the water was up the slope
and at the same time act as part of
the training they were undergoing.
On descending the slope carbon dioxide gas was encountered about 200
feet from the outside, where a deadline was established. The crew then
adjusted their apparatus and descended
about 1,200 feet further to where the
water was found, making   the   total
distance [rom the outside about 1,400
The slope was on a 20-degree pitch
for the lirst 500 feet, then it increased
to 35 degrees until the water was
reached. After reaching the water the
crew rested a few minutes, then started to return to the outside.
DoWlnter Is Overcome.
They had traveled a short distance
when DeWinter turned bis head as if to
say something to the man behind him
and Immediately jerked It back. He
took a few steps and collapsed. Murphy, one of the apparatus men, afterwards testified that immediately upon
reaching DeWtnter's side lie turned on
the by-pass of his machine but It did
not appear to give any additional Ilow
of oxygen.
The other four of the party then
started to carry DeWinter out but had
not gone far when Hughes collapsed.
Murphy, Pontln.and Tonda, realizing
that it was impossible to carry either
of the two out as their oxygen supply
was nearly exhausted, started for the
outside to get additional help. Murphy
reached the fresh air In an exhausted
condition due to over-exertion and
lack of oxygen; he Immediately collapsed. Pontln did not collapse but
was nearly exhausted when he reached
fresh air. Tonda having a greater
supply of oxygen rested on the way
out and was in good condition when
he reached the fresh air.
The Alarm Is fllven.
Superintendent M. A. Morgan, who
was present when the men entered the
mine and was the only one left on the
outside, Immediately gave the alarm.
A number of men reached tbe mine
| shortly after and assisted Murphy and
Pontln outside.   The U. S. Bureau of
Mines truck was sent for and reached
the mine from Burnett about fifty
minutes later in charge of John
Schoning. He was accompanied by
Geo. Carli, Joe Carli, Pete Carll and A.
L. .McBlain, mine rescue men from the
Burnett Mine. As soon as they could
get their apparatus ready the four men
from the Burnett mine went down the
slope and put Hughes' body on a
stretcher and started to carry it out.
Reserves Waited ut Dcnd-Llne.
Six apparatus men were kept in reserve at the dead-line and when the
body of Hughes was about halfway
out, Qeputy Mine Insepctor John
Parker, .lames Ash, David Jenkins and
John Htnshaw were sent down to assist the others. The body of Hughes
reached the outside about 11:55 a.m.
The apparatus was again charged
and tested and a crew constating of
John Parker, John llossi, George Carli,
Pete Itodi, George Rockefeller and
James Hudson went down the slope
about 1.30 to recover the body of De
Winter. A relief party of eight men
was maintained on the outside. When
this crew had reached the body of De
Winter and strapped it on the stretcher
Parker complained of being in distress. On examination of liis apparatus by George Carli, the oxygen supply
was found to be shut off. It was
turned on and Parker started for tlie
outside. '
One of Rescue Team Overcome.
About that time and without warning, Hudson collapsed. The other
four men in the party then started to
carry Hudson out. They were assisted
by Deputy Mine Inspector Geo. T.
Wake, who had been sent ln with two
others about twenty minutes after the
first party. The two men with Wake
assisted Parker out, he having requested assistance when he met them.
When near the outside he became help
less and the otlier relief men
were sent to his assistance and
brought him to the dead-line. Most of
them were tn an exhausted condition
when they reached the dead-line, due
to over-exertion.
Tbe other four of the first crew left
Wake with Hudson and came out, after coming about halfway with him.
Two other apparatus men were sent
to Wake's asssitance. A rope was tied
u round Hudson and he was brought to
the outside. Artificial respiration was
performed on him for one hour and
twenty-seven minutes without result.
A Second Call for Hell).
As most of the apparatus men were
in all exhausted condition, a second
call for help was sent to Carbonado,
llayne, Hyde and Colli Creek mines.
After the fresh men arrived and the
others had rested for about four hours,
17 men were equipped with apparatus
and stationed ln relays along the slope
from DeWlntcr's body to the outside.
The body was loaded on a sled, a rope
attached from the outside and while
the men with apparatus guided the
sled, men stationed on the outside
pulled it out. It reached the outside
about 9.10 p.m.
An investigation was held on the day
following the accident at which James
Murphy, Fred Pontln and Gulllo Tonda, surviving members of the first
party to enter the mine, were present
They testified that the apparatus worn
by each of the party was tested before
going to No. 2 mine and found satis
factory. Two tanks ot oxygen were
available, but owing to the fact that
the oxygen pumps were not working
properly the oxygen bottles were not
fully charged.
The make and apparatus and reading of the gauges used by the men
were as follows:
Hughes—Draeger apparatus, 50 at-
DeWinter—Draeger apparatus, 50
MUrphy—Gibbs apparatus, 45 atmospheres.
Pontln—Gibbs apparatus, 60 atmospheres.
Tonda—Gibbs apparatus, 90 atmospheres.
Hughes, DeWinter and Pontin had
made a trip down No. 2 slope some
time previously in approximately 30 to
35 minutes, so considered that the
oxygen supply waB suflicient. Murphy
testified he had no Idea how far they
were to go, so gave the question of the
supply of oxygen very little consideration. On entering the mine a lifeline was taken with them, Superintendent Morgan remaining at the outside In charge of the reel. He testfted
tbat the time was not noted when they
entered the mine but it was his impression that it was 20 to 25 minutes
before he heard Murphy and Pontin
returning. A longer period probably
elapsed. The party went at least 200
feet further Into the slope than the
party which had gone down sometime
previously. Pontin testified the water
had gone down that distance since the
last visit. Allowing tor the time used
In carrying DeWinter and afterwards
Hughes when he collapsed and taking
Into consideration the fact that Murphy's oxygen supply was exhausted
when he came out, It would be reasonable to suppose that at least 30 to 40
minutes had elapsed.
Apparatus Is Examined.
An examination of the apparatus
worn by DeWinter and Hughes was
made after the accident by the foreman of the U. S. Bureau of Mines
rescue truck. The test showed that
the machines were feeding 80 liters of
oxygen per minute. This would indicate-that the supply ot oxygen ln each
apparatus would last only forty
minutes and less if the by-pass on the
machine was used.
Whether the collapse of DeWinter
and Hughes was due to their oxygen
supply being exhausted or to overexertion, or excitement cannot be
definitely determined, but the fact remains that very little judgment waa
used by the men themselves and all
concerned to attempt such a trip without the apparatus being fully charged
and some preparation made for an
emergency such as occurred.
Lack of Training Illumed.
The reason for the collapse and
death of Hudson was probably due to
excitement and nervousness and lack
of training with the apparatus. He
wore a Gibbs apparatus which did not
show any defects when tested and was
worn afterward by one of the men who
brought DeWinter's body out.
The best work with-the apparatus
was performed by the Burnett team
which had been practising with the apparatus for several days and the work
performed by them showed the results
of their training.
The lessons to be learned from this
accident are; *
1. That no one using mine rescue
apparatus should be allowed to make
such a trip except In case of saving
life and thfti only after proper preparation had been made for relief ln
case of accident to one of the team.
2. That when men are sent ln to do
rescue work, all men ln the party
should have the same type of apparatus, that ls, one man should not have
apparatus with a fixed feed while others have a type that would give them
sufficient air to travel or work faster
than others In the party.
Three of the first party that went in
had Gibbs apparatus, while the two
that collapsed used the old type of
Draeger with a fixed feed.
It must be realized by the wearers
of rescue apparatus that there ls a
limit to the use of this apparatus beyond which lt should not be used.
The State Mine Inspection Department also recommends that all men
trained in the use of mine rescue ap
paratus be familiar with the contents
of the two following bulletins published by the U. S. Bureau ot Mines
on mine rescue (equipment, namely:
Miners' Circular No. 4, The Use and
Care of Mine Rescue Apparatus, and
Technical Paper No. 82, Oxygen Mine
Rescue Apparatus and Physiological
Effects on Users.
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.)
Bast from the South-East corner post
of Lot 11, Nelson District, thence East
sixteen hundred feet (1600 ft.) to the
approximate low water mark, thence
Southerly along the approximate low
water mark to a point due East from
the South-East comer of the North
Fractional half of the South-West
luarter ot Section 32, thence West to
aforesaid comer of said fractional
part of Section 32, being the original
ligh water mark, thence Northerly
.'allowing original high water mark,
being the Easterly boundary of Section 32 and D. L, 28 In said Nelson
District to point of commencement,
containing in all ninety-six (96) acres
more or Ibbs.
Charles Oraham, Agent,
Dated October 4, 1920.
In the Nelson Land District, Recording
District Nanaimo, and situate one
mile ln a Northerly direction from
Union Bay on Baynes Sound.
TAKE  NOTICE' that A. E. Water-
house, ot Port Alberni, Merchant, Intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of Lot 11, thence ln
a north-westerly direction following
the shore live thousand eight hundred
(6,800) feet more or less to the northeast corner; thence east Ave hundred
(500) feet more or less, thence approximate low water mark; thence in a
south-easterly direction paralleling the
shore to a point east of the point of
commencement, thence west live hundred (500) feet more or less to the
point of commencement, and containing forty (40) acres more or less.
Name of applicant.
K. .B. Fraser, Agent.
Dated 17th August, 1920.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
WILLIAM JONES, Proprietor.
Cumberland, B. C.
Wm. Douglas
Mill Feed
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
Adam stood and watched hie wife
Fall from an apple tree.
"Ah ha! at last I've found her out!
Eavesdropping," muttered he.
One step
One word
One Inch
One little
won't take you very far,
got to keep on walking;
won't tell folks what you are,
got to keep on talking;
won't make you very tall,
got to keep on growing;
ad." won't do it all,
got to keep 'em going.
Will there be a PHONO-
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
Royston Lumber Co.
.Slab Wood (double'load)...$5.00
633 Hastings St., W„ Corner of
Granville.     VANCOUVER, B.C.
Phone 116
Mrs. P. Anderson
McKenzie's Pure Ice "Cream
(Nanaimo) Octoiber 16,1926.
Rolled Oats
3'/2-lb. Packets
Each packet containing
an Aluminum Premium
The oat is the greatest food that grows.   It is almost
a complete food in itself and supplies essentials which
most food lacks.
Mumford and Walton
Grocers, Cumberland.
The most delicious confections imaginable
are to be had here—high-grade Chocolates
and Candies in a large assortment that will
please you—and what is much more important, will delight HER.
When you think of Chocolates, think of
Frost's—and satisfaction.
Frost's Pharmacy
The Rexall Store
Cumberland, B.C.
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
Chevrolet, Dodge, Chalmers,
Hudson Six, Cadillac.
We also specialize  in  REPUBLIC  TRUCKS  and
TRAILERS of 1 to 5 tons.
(Continued from Page Three)
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Full line of Accessories, including
some choice
Cumberland Motor Works
product of the soil from which whiskey
banont be made—potatoes, wheat,
corn, indeed any and every known
grain yields alcohol. Then iu human
nature there seems to he a natural
craving for stimulants. As long as
men crave and will buy, and pay enormous prices for whiskey, just so
long will there be other men ready to
take the risk of a fine, or even imprisonment, for the sake of the money
gain resulting by means of unlawfully
made and vended whiskey. This is not
theory; lt Is a fact demonstrated in
practically every area of territory
where total prohibition bas been or is
now in operation. They found it bo, I
know, in Saskatchewan, while bone-
dry law prevailed. Their Jails were
insufficient to hold tlle bootleggers
wbo were dully apprehended, whereas
during the nearly two years of Government Control, the Jail population
dwindled so remarkably that a large
Jail at Moosamin (one of tbe three
Provincial jails then existing) was
pructically closed.
"One of the sanest and best temperance workers whom the world has
produced ln the last century was Mr.
Whlttaker, a member of Parliament in
England, recently deceased. Mr.
Whlttaker long and ably advocated
tlie policy of Government purchase of
the whole liquor business in the British Isles.
Abstainer's Viewpoint.
"My own opinion in favor of the
system of public shops aa we had
them ln Saskatchewan 1 know to be
fully shared by many ardent and lifelong temperance advocates, several
clergymen amongst them, men who
have been, a long time, advocates of
total prohibition. One of these I met,
going Into the Okanagan, only last
month, in the person of Mr. William
Grayson, barrister, of Moose Jaw. A
total abstainer all his life, always a
worker for total prohibition, and a
consistent Methodist, Mr. GrayBOii is
a convert to the system of public shops.
He is a person of standing ln Moose
Jaw; has been chairman of the Moose
Jaw public school board ever since
Moose Jaw opened Its first public
school—In 18S3 I think—the Moose
Jaw school was number one of the
Northwest Territories, which means
that It Is the oldest school district of
Saskatchewan and Alb.erta, aud William Grayson has been chairman of
tbe board during all the thirty-seven
years. I mention the fact as a bit of
evidence of Mr. Grayson's character,
and'of the reputation which he enjoys
among his fellows ln Moose Jaw. I
myself had the privilege in 1916 of offering Mr. Grayson a seat upon the
Saskatchewan bench, an offer which
he declined. The opinion of such a
man in favor ot Government Control of
intoxicating liquors Is entitled to some
weight, and Mr. GrayBOii Ib but one of
scores ot good men lu Saskatchewan
who now favor public control, Including a number of clergymen, Presbyterian, Methodist, Anglican and Roman
More Drunkenness.
"Others Btlck to Prohibition as tbe
panacea. A trouble with many excellent people, I hud, iB the efficacy of
the law. I bave iu mind a Regina lady,
perhaps seventy-live years of age, who
has never lasted liquor and has always
favored its total abolition. I went to
see this lady also, on the occasion of
the visit to Regina already mentioned.
The subject of liquor law came up. I
ventured the view that the bone-dry
law then In force was pretty harmful
In Its operation. The lady held up
both hands in horror. For one to say
such a tiling! During the four years
I bad favored the Banish-the-Bar Acl
1 bad been her white-haired boy. We
talked the subject over a little. I
didn't alter her opinion—I didn't expect nor hope to do bo. With her.
liquor wan always bad, ergo, a law to
abolish liquor was always good. She
admitted my assertion that more
drunkenness prevailed under bone-dry
law than under my public shop system,
but to her this was no proof that tbe
system of shops was right; to her 11
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merely proved that men charged with
administering ihe bone-dry law were
falling In their duty; her mind was
irrevocably closed to the idea tbat,
given the most earnest and honest and
fearless ami capable administration
possible, there might, still be bootleggers and drunkenness under the buue-
dry law.
"As 1 have said, law does not alter
human nature; does uot abolish appetite; nor will law prevent men making
whiskey and selling the stuff as long
as there are other men with appetites
and the money to satisfy the same.
But law may keep the Jails tilled with
bootleggers; it may make lawbreakers
of hundreds of fairly decent citizens;
lt may foster hypocrisy to a deplorable
degree, while at the same timo it Is
failing to promote temperance, and
lamentably falling to fulfill its aim,
which is the total prohibition of Intoxicating liquors."—Colonist.
ss     ss     •
By Edgar A. Guest
Don't be a drifter! Breast the stream
And struggle for a worthy dream.
Be one of those witli standards high
Who dare to do and dare to try.
loo many merely drift along,
Helpless  when  danger's wind  grows
Tossed by the curents here and there;
Held in the eddies of despair;
Bruised by tbe rocks they might evade
Where they not too lightly swayed.
Don't be a drifter! Shape a plan
And have some purpose as a mau.
Be not content, as many are,
To go without a guiding star,
Swayed  by  tbe   faithless   whims   of
Kate's puppets, at her nod to dance,
But in the distance set your goal
And fight for it with all your soul.
Keep some objective worth your while
Though fortune frown ou you or smile
Dou't be a drifter! Join the few
Who seek life's real tasks to do.
Strike out where deeper water flows,
Aud  breast  the  stream  with  manly
The shallows and the coves beware,
Too many barques are broken there.
The rocks and tangled branches lie
To catch the driftwood floating by,
But he who fights against the stream
Some day  shall   reach his   port   of
—American Boy
Some enterprising person with a
perfect passion for helping the pretty
country school niarm, has devised the
"teacherage." This Innovation ls
nothing less than a three, Ave or
seven-room cottage, built at public expense. This snuggery will nestle amid
the trees at a convenient distance from
the school house. Here the teacher
will live. No longer will she have to
board round" in the district, often a
welcome but sometimes a tolerated
paying guest. In her cozy little
teacherage" she will be her own domestic boss—monarch, during her
term, of a private domestic menage.
'Tls a pretty fancy, Indeed, sarcastically says tha Cincinnati Times-Star.
But, she Is asking, who is going to
buy the furniture, pay for the pots and
kettles, chop the firewood, take out the
ashes, clean the sidewalks, feed the
chickens, do the washing, get the
meals, sweep the floors, and do all the
other and sundry pottering things
necessary to lite and comfort? And
why have a cottage of seven rooms
when husbands and babies among
school marms are frowned upon?
No, says tho school nuti-tu, "teach-
eragCB" arc all right In theory, bul
tbey will not be all right In practice
until there hi allotted to each a Janitor, chores boy antl uiuid. And no one
rises to declare that the pay of country school teachers Is as yet equal to
such demands.
Wii'ej Scores Ono mi Hubby.
splint; cleaning with all ils turmoil
and misery, wus over, and hubby
thought il was time lu had a turn.
"Look here; my dear," iie sum firmly
one evening, "We must bave things
arranged lu ibis bouse so we shall
know exactly where everything Is
kept." Wlfey faced bim with an icy
smile, "I agree," sbe said, "and le;
us begin Tvith your late hours, darling."
It Is said that eating onions will
prevent a moustache from coming on
a  woman's Up.
*     »     ss
it is useless to worry and useless to
tell a man that lt Is useless to worry.
Your Account Today
If You can afford to spend,
You can afford to save
p. a. McCarthy, manager Cumberland branch
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the Electors of
the Electoral District aforesaid that I have received
His Majesty's Writ to me directed, and bearing date
the Twentieth day of September, 1920, and commanding me to cause the following question, namely:
1. The present "Prohibition Act"?
— or —
2. An Act to provide for Government Control .and Sale in Sealed
Packages of Spirituous and
Malt Liquors?
to be submitted according to law to the Electors qualified to vote for the election of a member of the Legislative Assembly for th^e Electoral District aforesaid;
and, further, that in obedience to the said Writ a poll
shall be opened at eight o'clock in the forenoon anil
shall be closed at seven o'clock in the afternoon on
Wednesday, the Twentieth day of October, 1920, for
taking and receiving the votes of thc said Electors in
each polling division of the Electoral District aforesaid at the respective places following:
Alert Buy
Denver Cove
Uluntlcn Harbor
Hold Point
Bowssrr Station
Campbell Itiver
Coal Harbor
Comox Landing
Denman Island
Duncan Hay
Fanny Bay
Gillies Bay
(IranHe Bay
Green Point Rapids
Harbledown Island
Heriot Bay
Of which all persons are hereby required to take
notice and lo govern themselves accordingly.
GIVEN under my hand at Cumberland, B. C„ this
25th day of September, 1920.
Returning Ollicer.
Hornby Island
Port Hardy
Jackson Hay
Port Ncvlllo
Klngcome Inlet
Powell River
Long Day
tluiitliliiHkl Cove
Lasnuell  Inland
Read Island
Little Itiver
>t»ck Bay
l,u nd
Malcolm Island
Malison's Landing
Salmon River
Savary Island
Minstrel Island
Minto                     t
Shoal Bay
Myrtle Point
Shufihartle Bay
Nahwitte River
Simoon Sound
Nlmpklsh River
Squirrel Cove
Olsen Lake
Union Bay
Oyster River
Port Alice
Port Harvey        .
M ■■■■■■I
October 16, 1926.
View the New Blouse Arrivals
New chic Blouses of Georgette, Crepe de Chine and Silk are now in stock and on
view in our Blouse Section.   Dainty Over-Blouses, handsomely embroidered and beaded
Blouses.   All new arrivals. .       _ (
Exceptional Values, $6.50 to $25.00
We are specializing in Misses' and Women's Coats, for we feel that a coat is the
une garment more than any other that gives pleasure and comfort. Very popular fabrics
and latest styles are here on view, and you will find the prices reasonable when you see
the style and quality of the goods.
Another Shipment of
New Millinery
Xew hats arriving every week, representing new styles in Ready-to-Wear Millinery
at popular prices.
I'HONE 134
Before Magistrate John Baird on
Tuesday last Mrs. Hilda Johnston was
fined $15 for keeping a "bawdy" house
and $100 for violation of the Prohlbi
tion Act.
The undersigned Chinese of Chinatown, Cumlierland. take this method
ot thanking -Miss Florence Gisborne,
who has for the past four months
acted as Relieving Nurse at the Cumberland General Hospital, for her kind
services and treatment while being inmates of the Hospital, and regret that
Miss Gisborne is taking her departure,
and It-living for home.
(Signed) MR. LEND CHUNG.
Cumberland, B. C, Oct. 15, 1920.
On Sunday night. October 17th, at
8:30 p.m., Mr. Carveth Wells will lecture on the "Religious Customs and
Superstitions of the Natives of the
Malay Peninsula," in the Anglican
Church Hall.
Admission free. Collection to defray
The annual whist drive and dance
under the auspices of the St. John's
First Aid and Mine Rescue Association
will be held in the Ilo-Ilo Dance Hall
on Friday, November 5th. Good prizes
will be given. Admission, gents one
dollar and ladies refreshments.
?Will there be a PHONOGRAPH in YOUR HOME
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
The wicket of the Post Office will be
open ou Monday, Thanksgiving Day,
between 8.30 and 10 o'clock and will
be closed the rest of the day. The
vestibule will he open all day to enable
boxholders to get their mail.
Lingerie is being made of lawn. Has
this nny connection with the expression. "Keep oil the grass."
Cumberland Juniors journeyed to
Bevan last Sunday and played the
Bevan Juniors in the lirst schedule
league game of the Cumberland and
District Junior League for the Merrifield Cup. coming out victorious by a
score of six goals to one.
The weather waB anything but suitable for football but this did not stop
the boys; they went right into the
fray, and for the first half-hour both
teams showed some fine football, but
tbe Bevan team fell away after Cumberland scored their lirst goal. The
Bevan goalkeeper seemed to be a little
excitable when being pressed, which
undoubtedly accounted for their
downfall In the flrst half, when the
score stood 4-0 in favor of Cumberland. The home team changed their
goalkeeper after this and improved
matters, as Cumberland only added
two more goals to their score, while
Bevan scored their only goal off a
penalty kick.
Mr. James L. Brown of Bevan was
referee of tbe game.
Mr. Locke of Victoria, accompanied
by Mr. Hensen and Mr. Rhodes, tourists arrived on Sunday and left Wednesday.
Mr. Webber of Vancouver arrived In
town Thursday and left Friday.
Attention Ladies!
With every purchase of a LADIES' TRIMMED HAT
we will give you a credit slip which entitles you to
25 per cent, discount on a Georgette or Crepe de
Chine Blouse.
In addition to this we have reduced the prices of all our Trimmed Hats
30 per cent.
We sell you a $10.00 Trimmed Hat for $7.00, and with the Credit Slip you
can purchase, say, a $10.00 Blouse for $7..50—$20.00 worth of goods for
Personal Mention
Mrs. J. Walton left on Monday for
Shawnigan Lake and expects to be
uway some time, consequently she will
not receive on Monday.
Miss Florence Gisborne, who has
been relieving nurse at the Cumberland General Hospital for the past
four months, left this week for Bevan,
where she will spend a few days before leaving for Calgary, Alta.
Mrs. T. Rickson returned from Van
couver on Saturday last after spending two weeks there.
Mr. Charles Graham, District Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Limited, returned from
Victoria on Tuesday.
.Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Halliday are due
to arrive In Cumberland on Tuesday
next nfter a three months' holiday,
during which time they have been
visiting relatives and friends in Scot-
Mr. P. S. Fagan, Assistant Secretary
of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd. arrived on Saturday.
Mr. Con Reifel, of Nunalnio, visited
Cumberland during the week.
Mr. Henry Devlin was in town during the week.
Mr, J. H. Stevens of the Canadian
Collieries, Victoria, arrived In town
Mr,   Henry   Devlin,   Inspector   ot
..Mines, Nanaimo, was here ou Monday.
Mr. Henry Creech of Victoria motored to Cumberland on Tuesday.
Mr. N. McFadyn left for Ladysmith
on Monday and returned Wednesday.
Mr, A. Paull of Nanaimo was in town
for a few days this week.
Mr, Kenneth Ferguson of Victoria,
representing the Imperial Life Insurance Company, was in town this week.
Mrs. C, J. Bunbury returned to town
Tuesday evening from Vancouver.
Mr. J. Lange, of Seattle, representative ?t H'e Mergeuthaler Corporation,
was a visitC.1' IP Cumberland Tuesday.
Mrs. H. Hurst of Victoria arrived in
town on Wednesday.
Mr. A. Walker returned from Vancouver on Saturday.
Guests who registered at the Cumberland Hotel during the past week
Saturday—L. T. Traccy; Miss Crund-
ley, Nanaimo; Mr. and Mrs. Anderson,
Nanaimo; W. J. Reid, Vancouver;
John McCasklll, Vancouver; H. Sutherland; K. Cameron, Nanaimo.
Monday—L. T. Trail, Vancouver; J.
Irvine; D. R. Anderson; H. M. Lorle,
Victoria; R. McRae, Vancouver; Carveth Wells, Victoria; Guy E. Sales.
Calgary; E. O. Doctor, Victoria.
Tuesday—W. J. Fraser, Union Bay;
C. Fearney; R. C. Dagg; E. G. Robertson; E. A. Griffith, Vancouver; W. J.
Hesllp, Vancouver; H. S. Harper; K.
Ferguson, Victoria; S. W. Gazley, Toronto; Geo. 51cArthur; Montreal, A. A.
Wednesday—L. P. Hodgson; J. W.
Noble, Victoria; H. S. Watson, Duncan; I. Harrison, Nanaimo; M. Lawrence, Victoria; W. E. Trump, Victoria; Alex. Henderson, Nanaimo; E.
R. Bullert; C. Stewart, Vancouver;
Ceo. Merrifield, Nanaimo.
Thursday—C. A. Taylor, Montreal;
W. L. Clarkson; J. Kerr, Victoria; 1.
Harrison, Nanaimo; Scott, Vancouver;
H. Mulrhead, Vancouver; W. Richardson! F. B. RlchardBon; E. Pitman,
For High-class Biscuits
Try McCormick's
BULK TEA, per lb  8*«
MAYI1LOOM TEA, per lb  «6c
FRESH GROUND ('OFFICE—No. 1, per lb. 75c; No. 2, per lb. 65c
PLUM, -1-lb. tins   1(1.10
CHERRY, 4-lb. tins   tlM
CLIMAX JAMS, assorted flavors] per 1-lb. tin  $1.80
MACARONI  lC-oz. pkts., 15c| 8's, 85c
VERMICELLI  16-oz. pkts., 15c; 8's, 85c
SPAGHETTI  tO-oz. pkts., li>c| 8'b, 85c
CUT MACARONI  16-oz. pkts., 15c| 8's, 8&0
This is the Season for Hot Cakes
ROBBIE IiUlt.N'S PANCAKE FLOUR  pkt. S0c| two for 55c
•1-lb. packet   80c
ROGERS' PURE SYRUP, 2-lb. tin, 40c; 5-lb. tin, 90c) 10-lb. $1.75
6-lb. tin, 96c  10-lb. tin, $1.85
Also a Full Line of Fresh
Simon Leiser &Co.
Phone 38. Limited
Church Notices
Rev. W. Leversedge.
.Sunday, October 17, 20th sifter Trinity.
Harvest Thanksgiving.
8.30 a.m., Holy Communion.
11  a.m.,  Holy  Communion,  choral
2.30 p.m., Children's Service.
7 p.m.. Evensong.
8.30 p.m., Lecture in Church Hall.
At the evening service Simper's anthem, "All Thy Works," and Jacksbn's
"Te Deum," will be sung.
Noted British Explorer
Who Spent
Will Appear In
— and —
Jungle Pictures
Under tiie auspices of Holy Trinity
Men's Club, in the
As Shown
ill) Times in Victoria
50 Times In Vancouver
70 Times ln Portland
400 Times In Canada
Rev. Father R. Beaton, Comox.
11 a.m., Mass at Cumberland.
ltcv. G. 11. Kinney, IU* F.H.U.S.
Murniug Service, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
Gorgeous Malay Costumes
—in the —
Admission Fifty Cents.
—in the —
Admission 25 Cents.
James Hood, Pastor.
Morning Service at 11.
Sunday School at 2.30,
Evening Service at 7.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday evening
at 7.30.
Choir practice Friday evening at
A special Thanksgiving Service will
be conducted in the Presbyterian
ChUrch ou Sunday evening, the service
commencing nt 7 o'clock. A hearty invitation Is extended tso all to attend.
Special anthems will be rendered by
tbe choir nml an appropriate message
will be delivered by the pastor. The
church will be fittingly decorated for
tlie occasion.
Ill the matter of tho Estate of Takl-
shi Fachino (or Takechl), deceased,
and in the matter of the Administration Act.
TAKE NOTICE that by order of His
Honor Judge Barker, made the 8th
day of September, 1920, I was appointed Administrator to the estate of
the said Takashl Fachino, or Takechl,
deceased, and all parties having claims
against the said estate are hereby required to furnish same properly verified to me on or before the 15th day of
November, A.D. 1920. And all parties
indebted to the said estate are required to pay the amount of their Indebtedness to me forthwith.
Official Administrator.
Dated this 9th day of October, 1920.
or woman for general housework;
no washing; extra help comes In;.
good wages to right person.   Apply
.Mrs. Geo. K. MacNaughton.
private family. Address J. Vernon-
Jones, c-o Islander Office.
Ancient Order of
The opening of the new Court of the
above Order, namely "Court Bevan," of
Cumberland, will take place on Saturday next, Octoher 23rd, in the Frater-
Ity Hall, at 6.30 p.m. prompt. All thoBe
who have passed the doctor are requested to arrive as early as possible
so as to have everything In readiness
for tho visiting brethren. Any person
wishing to become a Charter Member
of tbe above Order should call in person at Union Hotel and receive all
necessary Information from the undersigned.
hnvo same by proving property and
paying for this ad.   Apply Islander
' Office.
can have same on proving Identification. Apply Government Office,
of Fifth Street and Dunsmuir Ave.
Lot 6, Block 15. Building containing 16 rooms, store, cellar, barn, two
garages and other outhouses. For
further particulars apply C. Mussatto
on the premises. 4-45
Mosqultos are very human sort of
Insects if an expert, who has a thorough knowledge of their ways, is to be
believed, for he tells ua that they are
very fond of shady corners, darkened
rooms, ankles and legs.


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