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With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
Legislative Library
Definite Announcement to This Effect Made at the Board of Teade
Banquet Held This Week by Delegates Who Interviewed the
Government—Mr. George I. Warren of Victoria Delivers an
Interesting Address and Imparts Much Useful Information—
Many Matters Discussed.
BEFORE the snow flies again this fall Cumberland will be
connected with Headquarters by a good highway, and a new
and important section of country will be opened up. This
is the gist of the good news which the delegates sent by the Board
of Trade to Victoria brought back with them and which they
announced at the banquet held under the auspices of that organi-
' zation at the Cumberland Hotel last Wednesday evening. Not
only did the minister of public works promise that the Headquarters road would be completed this, year, but he .also stated
emphatically that the Royston road would be placed in proper
condition as well as the road between Cumberland and Puhtledge
Lake. With reference to the appeal for assistance to the schools
no definite announcement was made, but the delegates succeeded in getting
the promise that when the estimates are being made up Cumberland will not
be overlooked and her crying need for assistance for schools will receive every
The banquet was really a meeting of the Board of Trade and the gathering'
was the largest and most representative body of business men ever assembled'
ln the city, and the enthusiasm manifested Indicated that organization has been
perfected and that the board has this time come to remain. After doing full
justice to the fare placed before them by Mine Host Merrifield the real
business of the evening was taken.
President Clinton occupied the place at the head of the table while His
Worship Mayor MacDonald occupied the position at the-other end. In a
few remarks of explanation Mr. Clin '
Campaign Proving a Success
tou outlined briefly the objects of the
gathering and then called upon Mr.
George I. Warren, a member of the
executive of the Victoria Board of
Trade, to enlighten those present ns
to the proper procedure to be followed
to complete organization.
Mr. Warren, who has spent a great
deal of time going about the Island
assisting ln the formation of boards
of trade,  dealt  exhaustively on  the
proper  methods  to  pursue  and  explained   the   composition of such  a
hoard aa laid down by statute and ".!so
(he purposes for which such organizations exist.    In opening his remarks
Mr.  Warren presented the greetings
of  the  Victoria  Board  of Trade  ln
which he pledged his city to render
every assistance to the latest board to
be launched on the Island.   In a concise and eloquent manner he enumerated the many ways In which such a*
board could be of assistance to the
community and gave a brief outline
of the many objects which the Victoria
board had in view.   Particular stress
was placed upon the necessity of every
body pulling together for   the   best
interests of the community, and many
valuable   hints    were    thrown    out.
Among  the natters  briefly  touched
upon by Mr.  Warren were the one
great industry of Cumberland, namely
coal mining, the theatre tax, the poll
.   tax and the automobile tax;   public
ownership of electric   lighting   and
waterworks plants was also advocated;
the lack of accommodation for securing a meal at Parksvllle while travelling from Victoria was mentioned, and
a hint was thrown out that the board
should   leave  no  stone  unturned   to
have the Canadian Northern Railway
brought to the city.   Mr. Warren concluded his remarks by strongly urging
the members of the board to do everything to induce tourists to visit the J
district.    He was warmly applauded
upon resuming his seat,
Mr. Brock, president of the Courtenay Board of Trade, was then called
upon. In a brief speech he extended
the greetings of the Courtenay board
and complimented the business men
of Cumberland upon the enterprlze
they had displayed after being so
recently organized, and he concluded
by assuring them that they would have
the active co-operation of the Courtenay organization.
Mayor D. R. MacDonald was then
called upon to make a report as to
whnt success had been attained by tbe
delegation sent to Victoria, and In a
short address related what had been
accomplished as reported at the beginning of this article.
Mr, A. McKinnon, secretary of the
School Board, reported as to how the
delegation had been received while
making their request for assistance,
an account of which has already been
Mr. Charles Oraham, who represented the Automobile Association on
the delegation, added his quota to the
report. He complimented those present upon their success In forming a
board of trade. The presept meeting
was the first gathering of business
men which had taken place in the city
during his three years' residence. He
assured his hearers that when they
were furthering the interests of the
city they were furthering their own
As one of the city's old-timers, Mr.
T. E. Bate expressed his satisfaction
that the board had been formed. 'He
admitted that he, in company with
several other old-timers, had been
rather narrow In their views In days
gone by, but he was delighted to know
that they had succeeded in getting out
of the old rut and he felt sure' that
much good would be accomplished now
that s fair start had been made.
Mr. James A. Ovas of Winnipeg, who'
was present as a guest, gave vent to
his pleasure at finding Vancouver
Island such a delightful spot. It had
beeu his custom like that of many
others from the prairies to going to
California to spend the winter months,
but now that he had seen for himself
the beauties of Vancouver Island he
announced himself as a self-appointed
missionary to preach the advantages
of coming to this district instead of
spending good Canadian money In a
foreign country. He was a Canadian
first, last and all the time, and hereafter he would see to it that his influence would be exerted to have Canadians fully appreciate their own
Dr. MacNaughton spoke briefly upon
the necessities of an isolation hospital
In the district and he urged both the
Cumberland.and Courtenay boards to
join forces in advocating the establishment of such an institution in the
district by the government.
Mr. Sutherland spoke at considerable
length upon the question of patronizing home Industries, drawing especial
notice to the fact that some people of
Cumberland were in the habit of sending to outside points for their supplies.
He strongly urged all to have faith in
Cumberland and to do their utmost
to support the city. Mr. Marshall also
spoke along similar lines and declared
that while there might be a slight
difference In the prices charged here
and those lu other cities he did not
think It was large enough to justify
sending out of town for supplies.
Among othor speakers were Mr.
Herd of Courtenay, Mr. C. H. Tarbell,
Mr. T. H. Carey, Mr. R. Rideout, Mr.
J. W. Cooke, Mr. T. H. Mumford, and
Mr. W. H. Youhill.
During the evening Mr. Walton
favored the gathering with an amusing
song in which he included many happy
local hits.
The singing of the National Anthem
brought to a close the most successful
gathering of business men yet held
In Cumberland.
THE campaign which has been carried on during the week
by the management of the Ilo-Ilo Theatre with the object of
raising sufficient funds to complete the erection of the Memorial
Hasll which Is to be built under the auspices of the Great War
Veterans'   Association    has   been   proving   a   great   success.
Although returns are not yet complete, suflicient has been turned
In to Indicate that the bill amount required will be forthcoming.
Included In the campaign Is a concert aud dance to be given at
the theatre next Thursday evening, and the proceeds from these
when added to that already collected should place the Veterans,
lu a position to begin construction operations at an early date.
Following Is a list of tho contributions received up to date: The
Islander, $100; Cumberland Electric Lighting Co., $100; Cumberland & Union Waterworks Co., J100; Waverely Hotel, $100;
Vendome Hotel, $100;   Cumberland  Hotel,  $100;- King George
Hotol, $100; Simon Leiser & Co., $50; Vancouver Breweries, $50;
Mumford & Walton, $60; Rldeout's Millinery Parlors. $60;  Dr.
Geo. K. MacNaughton, $50; Dr. E. R. Hicks, $25; Thos. Hudson,
$20; Union Tailor, $20; Geo. A. Fletcher Music Co., $20; Thos.
Rlckson, $20; Alex. Maxwell, $20; K. Abe, $20; S. Isaka, $20;
J. H. Halliday, $20; R. E. Frost, $20; Alex. McKinnon, $20; Royal
Candy Co., $20; C. H. Tarbell & Son, $20; K. Nakanlsht, $20;
City Meat Market, $20;   W. Henderson, $20;  Marocchi, Bros.,
$20; Union Hotel, $12; Vendome Restaurant, $10; A. B. Gatz,
$10; Thos. E. Bate, $10; S. Dav.ls, J10; J. H. Cameron, $10; R.
B. Howard, $10; P. Monte, $10; W. McLellan, $10; T. E. Banks,
$10; T. D. McLean, $5.
Human Skeleton
Found in Woodg
Unidentified Remains Discovered
Near Railway Grade in
Union Bay District.
Thought They May Be Those of
Either of Two Men Who
While men engaged in constructing
khe logging railway for Messr. Bloe-
del, Welsh & Stewart near Union Bay
were building the grade they discovered a human skeleton in the woods
i close by and through which considerable foliage was growing. Mr. Macdonald, superintendent of the camp,
at once reported the matter to tho provincial police, and Mr. Mortimer, in
company with Mr. John Baird as
coroner, proceeded to make an investigation.
On examination it was found to be
the skeleton of a man about 30 or 40
years of age.   The skull was In a fairly
good state of preservation and there
were no Indications of the dead man
having met a violent death. There was
some clothing of dark material still
clinging to the bones and on further
examination a Waltham   watch   was
found and a rubber tobacco pouch, the
latter containing two rings, a couple
of shirt studs and a brass watch fob.
No papers of any   description > were
found.   There were no marks on the
skull, and the teeth of tlle upper jaw
were in perfect condition, while from
the lower jaw two teeth were missing.
The provincial authorities are endeavoring to Identify the remains, but
up to the present they have not been
successful.    It Is known that about
eight years ago a man named Charles
Lem (alias Crazy Charley) disappeared
mysteriously from a-shack near Union
Bay.   He was never found.  Also about
the same time a man named Jim De-
Forrest from Hornby Island also ills.
appeared, and the authorities believe
the remains may prove to be those of
either of these two men. Investigations
are proceeding.
Serious Fire at
Powell River
Blaze in the Woods Said to Have
Connected   With  Sawmills
in Vicinity.
Last evening a report reached the
city that a rather serious Are was
burning on tbe outskirts of Powell
River and that there was considerable
danger of its* spreading. The blaze
started In 'the bush near by and a
heavy wind drove the flames In tha
direction of the mill, which soon
Ignited. At last accounts strenuous
efforts were being made to prevent
the Are spreading, but with what sue
cess could not be learned.
THE members of the agreement committee representing the
niners are apparently of the opinion that prices being charged
for the necessities of life in Cumberland are much too high,
compared with what the same articles can be purchased for in
other towns on the Island. This was brought out at the meeting
of the City Council on Monday evening when a communication was
read, signed by Mr. Robert Walkel" dn "behalf of the agreement
In addressing the council,' Mr. Walker explained the views of
the men and their reasons for asking for an investigation, and
a|ter considering the matter ■ carefully' the council decided to
accede to the wishes of the committee. Mr. Walker also presented
la tabulated comparison of the prices charged in Cumberland, Nanaimo, Ladysmih and South Wellington, which showed that the
people of this city are called upon to pay considerably more than
'do those living in the other places mentioned. The communication
from the agreement committee and also the comparison of prices
Agreement Committee, Canadian Collieries,
•    Cumberland, February 21, 1920.
Cumberland City Council.
Dear Sirs,—Having concluded, after careful enquiry, that the cost of iivlng
here In Cumberland has in the past, and still is, rising in greater proportion
than other parts of the Island, the above mentioned committee, In convention,
decided to reqquest yyou to communicate with the Board of Commerce with a
view to bringing about an Investigation us to the cause of such a condition of
affairs.   I remain, on behalf of the above committee, ,
< • Yours respectfully,
Average prices In different localities for quifrter ending September 30, 1919:
• Groceries, 55 Commodities.
Cumberland.   Ladysmith.   Nanaimo.   South Wellington.
$32.79 $31.37 $30.98 $31.08
Mr. James A. (has, Grand Secretary of
Manitoba Masons, on a Visit to
His Daughter.
During the past week Mr. James A.
Ovas, grand secretary for Manitoba
of the Masonic order, has been paying
In visit to his daughter, Mrs. Ralph E.
'Frost, In this city. Mr. Ovas is a
thirty-third degree Mason and is one
of the best known members of that
fraternity In Canada. He is on his way
home to Winnipeg after spending a
few weeks in California aud other portions of the United States. Since returning to this country he says he
thinks more of Canada now than ever
he did.
Cumberland.   Ladysmith.   Nanaimo.   South Wellington
I6.05V4 $5.0314 $5.03 % No quotations
Quarter ending December 31, 1919.
Cumberland.   Ladysmith.   Nanaimo.   other Towns
?33.91 $31.57       ' $32.43     '        $33.20
Union Bay and
Cumberland.   Ladysmith.   Nanaimo.   South Wellington
*5.15% $4.81 $4.87 $4.60
Fancy Dress Ball
at Union Bay
Sister of Mr. William Merrifield of the
Cumberland Hotel Succumbs
to Illness.
On Wednesday of this week Mr.
William Merrifield of the Cumberland
Hotel received the sad intimation that
his sister, Mrs. Robert Smith of Nanaimo, had died in that city. The announcement came in the nature of a
shock, as Mrs. Smith had been 111 but
a short time and she was not thought
to be In any danger. Mr, and Mrs.
Merrifield attended the funeral at
Nanaimo, which took place yesterday.
City Aldermen Slum  Murked IHffcr-
onces of Opinion When Consider.
Ing Fire Hull Mutters.
The usual sombre proceedings of the
City Council were somewhat enlivened
last Monday evening when the question
of purchasing new hose tor the fire
department came up tor consideration.
The Are warflen, Aid. J. C. Brown, recommended the purchase ot a certain
brand of hose, similar to that now in
use, but later lt was discovered that
the quotation received was for two-
inch hose, whereas the Are underwriters had recommended twp and a
half Inch. '   .
Aid. Pickard entered strong objection to the purchase of hose at the
present time, as there waB something
wrong with the couplings of the hose
recommended, some of those now in
use being impossible to connect.
Aid. Parnham, who is deputy chief
of the fire brigade, Aatly contradicted
[this statement, claiming that the
reason that difficulty was experienced
in malting the coupling was the fact
that the thread on some of the hose
had been "burred," but that the couplings otherwise wore all right.
After considerable firing and cross-
firing the matter was dropped by Instructing tho city clerk to get quotations on the larger size of hose for the
next regular meeting.
Additional Contribution.
Late yesterday afternoon the Women's Auxiliary of the Cumberland
General Hospital were thankful to receive a splendid donation of $100 from
Union Bay as a result of the fancy
[dress ball held there this week. Adding tills to the amount credited in another column the magnificent total of
$183.00 is reached. Should any further
donations be received they Willi be
acknowledged through these columns.
Opposed to Eight-hour nay.
( Special Dispatch to The Islander. )
Victoria, March 5.—Convinced that
thc day is not far off when Canada's
Industries will operate under nn eight-
hour day lay, Minister of Labor Farris
on Thursday afternoon moved for six
months hoist in connection with the
bill to regulate the Imurs of labor In
certain Industries. Major Burde Is responsible for the measure, which seeks
to apply to saw mills, planing mills,
shingle, plup and paper mills and to
limit hours of labor In any twenty-four
to eight. The attopiey-general contended that the interprovinclal conference
is already called by the federal minister of labor for this specific purpose.
Agreement on Price Prngrcmmc.
( Special Dispatch to The Islander. )
London, March 5.—It Is now semiofficially Intimated that the Allied governments have reached a definite
agreement on new programmes affecting prices, taxation, transportation and
profiteering. The most Important part
fo the manifesto of the Supreme Council expected within a day or two is
that It Indicates the Allied governments realize the supreme necessity
of co-operation and that nations having supplies will share with those having none.
Youth of the Town on the Sea
Engage in  Delightful and
Successful Function.
(Special Correspondence)
.Union Bay, March 6.—Tho Children's
fancy dress ball held at Union Bay last
Friday evening was a great success.
Tlie hall was very prettily decorateed
for the occasion, and judging from the
varied and numerous costumes It was
evident that great time and care had
been taken In preparation. The awarding of the prizes was a very difficult
task, as it seemed that every child in
the hall was deserving of sonic prize.
The affair was very largely attended.
The proceeds wero donated to the
Cumberland Gencrul Hospital.
Owners of Dunsmuir Avenue Properly
(iircn  Tiro  Weeks In  Which to
Comply With Order.
Aid. J. J. Wier, chairman of the
health committee, reported to the City
Council that apparently no attention
had been paid to Ihe order Issued to
tlie owners of a certain building on
Dunsmuir Avenue that the premises
ho connected with (lie sewer. On
motion it wns decided to give the
owners of the properly two weeks in
which to make the necessary connections, failing which tlie premises will
he closed.
Aid. Wier also reported tbat the
lanes and hack yards in Ihe city were
gradually being cleaned, up,
Miss Hudson returned on Sunday
from ii trip to Nanaimo nml Vancouver.
Thu following vessels coaled nt the
wharves at Union Huy during the
cheerful, coastwise.
Ketchikan, Ala-ska.
Wirelesit, coastwise,
Beatrice, North.
Active, coastwise.
Progressive, coastwise.
Protective, New  Westminster.
Equator and scows, Seattle, Wash.
Sadie ami scowa, Victoria.
Brunette, coastwise.
Shamrock, coastwise.
Gleeful, -coastwise.
Mont Covin, Seattle.
Princess Enn, No,rth.
Oregon and scows, Seattle.
Berquist, coastwise.
Chemainus^ coastwise.
Latouche* Alaska. ,
Charged With Manslaughter.
( Special Dispatch to The Islander. )
Vancouver, March 5.—James Qufn-
ney, a returned soldier driver of nn
automobile; who killed eight-year-old
Frank Breswick on Tuesday, is now
charged with manslaughter.
Insurance Divided.
At its .regular meeting the City
Council decided to divide the insurance on the fire truck between Mr.
Carev and Mr. Willard, each receiving
School K slim ales Laid Over.
When the question of school estimates came up for consideration at thc
meeting of the City Council it was
decided to lay them over until the
return of Mayor MacDonald from
Malinger of Hie I'oHipilli) Declares Hie
Taxing ut Their Property  trill
a Ih-nvj Harden.
.Mr. (i. Clinton, manager of (he
Waterworks Company, appeared before
the City Council on .Monday evening
last and entered a mild protest against
the manner In.which his company is
being taxed this year, stating lhat the
harden would prove a heavy ono. The
company had made arrangements to
make extensive Improvements to the
dam aud they would he under other
heavy outJays during the present year.
For this reason. In view of the fact
that the contemplated Improvements
would add considerably to the tire
protection of the city, he thought hia
company should he given favorable
consideration. The matter was laid
over until the next regular meeting.
Must Pay Pull Fees.
A communication received by thc
City Council from the B.C. Telephone
Company stated (hat they had an
understanding that they would not be
called upon to pay the full business
license fee when they gave the city
the free use of a telephone in the City
Hail and also one in the Ceneral Hospital. Tlie city clerk was instructed
to notify that company lhal they must
pay the full rate. Irrespective of what
might he done in connection with the
two   phones   mentioned.
.Mr. A. K. Owen, piano tuner, is in
town and will he here all next week. Page Two
March 6,1926.
TIE citizens of Cumberland and district will, on Thursday evening next, March 11, be given, an opportunity of showing their
appreciation of the services overseas rendered by those men
who went to the front from this district, and more especially for
the great sacrifice made by those who will never return. The occasion presenting this opportunity is the concert and dance to be
given in the Ilo-Ilo Theatre and Dance Hall, the proceeds from
which will be devoted to bearing the cost of the labor necessary to
construct the Memorial Hall for the Great War Veterans' Association in this city.
During the progress of the war the newspapers were full of
articles recounting the deeds of* heroism performed by the men
from Canada, and the people of this country learned with pride of
the magnificent performances of their boys; but those who were
unable to go overseas can never fully conceive the horrors, hardships and dangers which the men in the trenches endured, because
it is not within the power of any man's pen to adequately describe,
or even do justice to, the wonderful heroism and devotion to duty
displayed by the men from Canada. However, the public is
familiar enough with the conditions under which the men fought
to appreciate what they did, and they are now given the opportunity of showing in a tangible manner their appreciation-
As for the Memorial Hall, it will stand as a lasting monument
to the memory of those who gave their lives that those who remained at home as well as those who shall come after them might
live in peace and enjoy that liberty which is so dear to the heart
of every Briton. It will serve as a home for those men who were
fortunate enough to return from' the shambles of Europe—a place
where they can meet and talk over old times, or where they can
improve their minds with wholesome books and their bodies with
useful exercise, and when so disposed entertain their friends. At
present the Veterans have no place that they can call their own—
they are without a home, and the citizens of this country owe it to
the Veterans to see that they have good comfortable quarters. The
Canadian Collieries has generously donated the lumber and hardware for the building, the Royston Lumber Company is giving the
lumber at actual cost-; the City Council has donated the land on
which the hall is to be built, and it is up to the citizens as a whole
to see that the building is erected.
Aside, however, from the sentimental and patriotic point of
view, those who attend the concert will be afforded a treat which
rarely presents itself, as the programme which has been arranged
is one of the best that has ever been offered in this city. The talent
is wrolly local, but it is the best obtainable, and Cumberland can
boast of talent that is much superior to that which can be found in
the average town of the same size, and it has it in plenty.' Also the
dance which is to follow the concert gives promise of eclipsing
anything yet attempted in this line.
Taken all in all, the occasion is one that should appeal to the
whole of the community, which can only show its appreciation by
turning out in force in support of this worthy cause.
Following is the programme for the concert:
God Save the King.   Chairman's remarks.
Trio—Selected Mrs. Frost, Mr. Owen, Mr. Graham
Solo—Selected  -  Miss Leslie
Solo—Selected Mr. S. Jones
Concertina solo—Selected Mr. Westwell
Solo—"Little Boy of Mine" ~ Miss Draper
Solo—Selected   Mr. A. Pearson
Recitation—"Rubinstein at the Piano"  Rev. F. Comley
Solo—Selected   Mrs, Piket
Solo—"In Flanders Fields"   Mr. G. W. Hasseli i
Trombone solo—Selected  Mr. P. Monte
Comic song—Selected   Master Bradley
Solo—Selected Mrs. Lymn
Solo—Selected   Mr. Carr
Sand dance Mr. J. Gibson
Elsie Ferguson's new Artcraft picture is "The Avalanche," based upon
the famous novel of Gertrude Ather-
ton which, was recently published and
at a bound has won popular favor.
The photoplay will he shown at the
Ilo-Ilo Theotre on Monday evening
next. The story is one of absorbing Interest and deals with tho hereditary
gambling taint In the blood of a young
girl, Helen, herself the daughter and
granddaughter of gamblers. In thc
Btory, Helen's mother Is the daughter
of a gambler living near Monte Carlo,
and when he Is killed in a quarrel, he
leaves his daughter, Chlchita, penniless. She becomes the companion of
an Englishman of good birth, a gambler and outcast, and when he kills
himself, Chichlta places her Infant
daughter In a convent and later marries a gambler with whom she comes
to the United States and opens a
gambling resort ln New York.
Helene tires of the convent when
she Is fifteen and makes her escape.
She is brought to New York by her
guardian and enters an aristocratic
household where she weds the son of
her employer. She develops the gambling instinct dormant in her blood and
this leads to highly dramatic developments. Miss Ferguson plays the roles
of Chichlta, Hme. Delano and Helene,
daughter of Mme. Delano.
*   •   *
A well-knit photodrama ls a work of
art enlisting the technical knowledge
of many persons, and the finished product Is moro ami more comparable to
a novel, or, as in the caso of Pauline
Frederick^ new Goldwyn picture, "The
Fear Woman," something.even closer
to nature. Some one, seeing the production in advance ot its appearance
at tho Ilo-Ilo Theatre next Tuesday,
compares lt to a rose.        ■
The first scenes are pregnant with
promise. All the beauty of a bud's unfolding Is seen by the sensitive on,
looker who watches Pauline Frederick
In those episodes having to do with her
engagement to Robert Craig (Milton
Sills). When she discovers her father
indulging too freely in alcohol, away
from that part of the home whero he
is least apt to be detected, the lirst
stirring of deep emotion is felt by the
Slowly, steadily the play unfolds,
each incident stressing the comparison. The growing fear In Helen Wln-
throp'B soul, the dramatic moment
when she bids the wedding guests depart and when she sends the man she
loves away, all because of the terror
lest her father's curse manifest itself
in her—these powerful moments come
with the perfect harmony of a rose's
They are observed, their dramatic
beauty Is enjoyed only to give way to
new surprises. The entire play Is revealed at last in faultless perfection.
The pervasive personality of Pauline
Frederick permeates the blossoming
of "The Fear Woman" no less than
perfume makes the rose what lt is.
.   .   .
"A Day in Flowerdom," au operetta,
will be given at the Ilo-Ilo on April 5
by forty children of Cumberland.
TKE RED MASK OF EVIL, hides tht leering face of-Whom?
Lurking in the shadows—spying at all timet—clutching at the destiny
of this brave man and hit spirited love-mate, thit figure of mystery it
ever alert on its mission of terror!
- ~t3w in VITAGRAPH'S Greatest Melodramatic Mystery .Serial
v»'iWfiWh^      ^   "THE
Every Saturday Evening.
■M.ir i-.1. * . 1-ma.gjgg
For the Purpose of Raising
Funds to Complete the Construction of the Memorial
Hall to Perpetuate the Memory of Heroes Who Sleep
in Flanders Fields.
Ilo-Ilo Theatre and
Dance Hall
On the Evening of
March 11
It Is Your Duty
To Assist to the
the Utmost of
Your Ability.
Monday, March 8
Tuesday, March 9
The Fear Woman
Friday, March 12
Mary Pickford
Daddy Longlegs
Admission on this occasion will
be Adults 50c, Children 25c, Box
Seats 75c.
Special Picture March 6,1920.
Page three.
Violation of British Parliamentary Usages Is Considered Sufficient
Cause to Compel Hon. John Hart to Retire Front Oliver
Ministry—Premier's Lack of "Official Information" Not Taken
Seriously by Members in View of New Light on Subject—
Minister's Firm Receives Large Commission on Transaction.
(Special Correspondence.)
Victoria, March 6.—Disclosures made
through the agency ot questions asked
by the opposition and more or less
skillfully evaded by the government
concerning the participation of tho
linn ot Gillespie, Hart & Todd, of
Victoria, In the "pickings" afforded by
the P.O.E. railway, the government-
owned line, have proved of Immense
interest to members of the legislature.
The association ot Hon. John Hart,
minister of finance, with that Arm
and the financial benefits It secured
through Its being awarded the tender
for the $2,241,970 insurance on railway equipment, rolling stock, etc., has
been the subject ot Interested gossip
ln legislative circles. The premium
paid by the railway to the Flreniens'
Fund Insurance Company of New York,
the firm with which Gillespie, Hart &
Todd placed the insurance, totalled
$9,528. The customary commission
paid to agents ls 20 per cent., so the
Victoria firm, of which the minister is
reputed to be a member, secured about
$2,000 ln the deal.
The opposition has been pressing
the matter. Last week Premier Oliver
supplied answers to the effect that
tenders had been called for and were
received from the following firms:
United States Fire Insurance Company, New Jersey Insurance Company,
Stuyvesant Insurance Company and
the Insurance Company of the State of
Pennsylvania, at 36c. per $100; from
the Home Insurance Company, of New
Vork, at BOc, and from the British
Crown Assurance Company, Limited,
at 40c. But, the Premier stated, the
lowest bid was not accepted, as that
course "had not been deemed advisable."
This week further questions were
put by the opposition.   The Premier
answered that Gillespie, Hart & Todd
had tendered, though he failed to state
that in Ids first answers; that tho
Insurance was placed with the Firemen's Fund Insurance Company
through Gillespie, Hart & Todd, despite
the tact that the other companies
were licensed to transact business iu
tlie province, nnd that the placing of
ihe insurance through the Victoria
firm had been done upon recommendation hy the chief engineer of railways,
Mr. Proctor, though the Premier failed
lo say why tlie head of thc engineering
branch should have anything to do
with tiie placing of lire insurance.
Gillespie, Hart & Todd got the insurance at 42',*. cents per $100, which was
not tho lowest bid.
But it was when the Premier stated
that he had "uo official information"
that Hon. John Hart was a member
ot the Victoria firm, or even thnt he
was a director of the P.G.E. that the
amusement among members became
pronounced. For the past two years
the Premier has been sitting with Hon.
Mr. Hart and Attorney-General Farris
n the board of directors of the government-owned line, and yet at this late
date he lacks "official" Information as
to Hon. Mr. Hart's status as a director.
In view of the circumstances the
pertinent query is being made, "should
not Hon. Mr. Hart resign as a member
of the government?" There ls ample
precedent for such a step. Previous
ministers and members of the House
have resigned because of similar
breaches of the regulations prohibiting them from having financial relations with the government. The Premier's lack ot "official" Information
connecting the minister with the firm
of Gillespie, Hart & Todd is not considered a proper excuse for failure
to ask for that resignation.
Seeking New
Election Cry
Victoria Misfits Trying Hard to
Make Provincial Rights a
Hobby Horse.
At the Same Time They Want to
Hand Over Coal Lands to
Granby Company.
(Special Correspondence.)
Victoria,    March    6.—Not   content
with having its   Vancouver   Settlers'
Rights Act twice disallowed by the
Dominion, the measure will again be
enacted at the present session, Premier
Oliver has stated. The act, one designed ostensibly to permit Issuance
of crown grants of land ln the coal
areas of Vancouver Island to original
settlers or their descendants thereof,
but which, opposition critics have declared, was one merely to permit the
Granby Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company securing valuable
coal producing properties, was passed
at the 1918 session to permit these
settlers who had failed to take advantage of the 1904 act passed by the
former government to come forward
with their applications. Some 182
applications were received, but despite
the oft-expressed solicitude of this
present government for tlie settlers,
but two grants were Issued, both of
which found their way into tho hands
of the Granby Company. The Dominion disallowed the act and last year
lt was reenncted only to be again
It begins to look as if one of the
liberal election crys at the next general elections In the province will be
thnt of "provincial rights," an assault
upon wjilch they see ln the Dominion's
action in disallowing thc Settlers'
Right Act. Since the present government took office every effort has been
made to cast upon the federal authorities the responsibility for any failure
on the part of the provincial government (o meet questions arising out of
the exigencies of the war or otherwise.
To critics who assert the province is
not doing its duty by the returned
soldiers, the answer is returned that
lt ls the Dominion's sole responsibility.
"Passing the buck to Ottawa," an expressive term used by the opposition
leader to describe this attitude on the
part of the provincial government, has
become a popular expression In the
legislature. Every play that can be
made to create the impression that the
Liberal government of British Columbia Is vigilant ln sofe-guarding provincial rights is being resorted to.
Even the attorney-general who recently went to London to represent
the province before the Privy Council
and whose trip, while doubtless a
pleasant one to him, cost the province
a tidy sum, besides necessitating payment of some $4000 to the counsel for
one of the original litigants, to have
him permit the province to secure the
credit of npearlng ln the case, blew
his own trumpet on his return in an
effort to prove that to the government
was due the favorable decisions secured. As a matter of fact, the various
actions were the outcome of policies
adopted by the former government,
policies which forced the appeal to the
highest court ln the land, the decisions
of which upheld the stand taken by
the then law department upon the
points at issue.
In only one case, that of the responsibility of tho C.P.R. to pay the assessments levied by the Workmen's
Compensation Board to recompense
dependents of the crew of the ill-
fated Princess Sophia, was the case
ono which had not been launched by
the former government, and in that
instance the final decision fully supported the validity of the legislation
passed by the Conservative administration.
Member for Villi' Kvldenlly Forgot the
Favors Bestowed Upon Hlm Ily
(Special   ('(irri'Mpiiiiili'iii'i'.l
Victoria, March G.—In view of replies mndc io questions put by tho opposition, It would appear that Ihe term
"Ingratitude" could bo applied to tho
conduct of Joseph Walters, Liberal
member for Yale, whose recent attack
upon Hon. Dr. King, minister of public
works, and the administration of that
department. Is still fresh in the public
mind. Walters declared that that department's administration has been a
"miserable failure," and he asserted
that Dr. King, besides being entitled
to the designation of the "silent minister," might equally well be bubbed
the "weak minister."
It appears now that Walters has not
been overlooking any bets. It would
seem thnt "favorable consideration"
has been given to his application to
lease coal lands In lots 1303,1304,1305,
1307 and 1308, property of the South
Nicola Coal Company, which was sold
for arrears of taxes In October, 1919.
The lots, after the sale, reverted to the
crown. Walters applied for the leases
In November and, as stated in the replies to questions, he was given a
"favorable consideration."
When You Come Home Tired
you want an easy chair to rest in. If you haven't one it's
no fault of ours. We're keeping them right along and
would have been most happy to sell you one at any time.
You and Wife
come around and get one. While buying the chair look
over our new arrivals in the way of other furniture,
pieces. Whatever you need or want we're sure to suit
you and at prices too that won't break you up-
P.O. Box 279. CUMBERLAND. Phone 31.
Owing to the sugar shortage this commodity has
been unprocurable for a time. We have just received
a fresh shipment.  This is an ideal Breakfast Food.
Mumford and Walton
Grocers, Cumberland.
This Company begs to bring to tlie notice of its customers
that all new wiring connected to its lines must be done ln accordance with the regulations of the National Board of Fire
No connection will be made unless the wiring conies up to
this standard and the wire and fittings Installed bear the stamp
of the Laboratories of the above board.
This Company also reserves the right to disconnect from its
source of supply any wiring, repairs or extension of wiring
which is not up to standard.
Upon request we will Inspect free of charge auy wiring or
repairs to existing installations and iu all cases do so In new
The idea ot tills Is to see that you get an installation that is
absolutely safe, as a small fault Is a potential source of danger.
We only Install the best material and do the best workmanship, as it is the cheapest for our customers in the long run.
A copy of the Fire Underwriters' regulations us well as any
advice on your wiring, fittings, or any matter electrical Is yours
for the asking.
WHEREAS, certain mischievously Inclined" persons hnvo tampered with the valves on the mains of this company, thereby
allowing a considerable amount of water to run waste, we
therefore wish to point out that it ls 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
jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i
Paolo Monte
Shoe Repairing, a Specialty.
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
THERE may be some people who can't afford to
have their teeth put into proper shape, but I doubt
it. On the other hand, there are. many people who
offer that as an excuse- Yet if these people were
perfectly honest with themselves they would readily
admit that they have spent many hard-earned dollars
on things not half so necessary as good teeth. Were
they to keep a strict account of their disbursements
they would find that within, say, three months, they
had squandered on trivial, unnecessary things enough
to put their teeth into good shape for years to come.
Ever figure it out that way ?
Dr. M. F. Keeley
Corner Hastings and Granville Streets, Vancouver.
New Stock arriving. We have now a good selection of
latest patterns and colorings. Prices, per roll IP.
from     IOC
There is nothing more satisfactory or sanitary than
Linoleums? See our patterns before making your
Tapestry Squares
Bungalow Squares
for bedrooms, each
Floor Rugs, a good .assortment, each, from
$29.00 ,,$45 00
$17.00 a,,, $20.00
$1.50 t0 $15.00
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Cumberland, B.C.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
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prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
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J Page Fo
March 6,1920.
®lje Halanter
Published every Saturday morning at Cumbrland, B.C.
VV. H. YOUHILL, Editor.
There has for some time past been on foot
an agitation against sending out of town for
goods which can be secured here, and more
recently it has been taken up by the Board of
Trade. From its inception The Islander has
been in hearty accord with the movement, as
we believe it is only right and proper that home
industries should be supported by citizens. As
we have pointed out on several occasions, if the
sy tern of sending abroad for supplies were
carried to its logic.il conclusion and everybody
sent out of town for what they required, there
would no longer be any necessity for stores in
the city, as no one would patronize them, and
the merchants would soon be put out of business.
We believe that every person who wishes to see
Cumberland grow and prosper should do what he
can to keep as much trade as possible in the town.
Not only that, he should put forth special efforts
to bring as much trade as possible to the city
from the outside, for it is well known that when
business is brisk, times are good, and everybody
is happy. We have whenever the opportunity
presented itself steadfaslly advocated the support of he local merchants and industries, and
irrespective of what has recently taken place,
we will continue to do so.
While decrying the system of sending to
other cities for wares simply because a few cents
can be saved on large orders, no one has ever
heard us berate anyone for gi'tting as much
business as possible from the outside. In fact
we have done just the very opposite. If outsiders
can be induced to trade in Cumberland it will
mean just so much benefit to the whole community, and the merchant or tradesman who believes he can induce outsiders to come here to
do their buying by placing advertisements in
newspapers circulating in outside districts is
pusuing a legitimae course and one at which no
one can take umbrage;, that is unless that person
is so contracted in his views that he is not willing
to see another person succeed in business and
make a decent living.
These remarks are induced by a certain incident which occurred this week in which The
Islander was concerned. A certain firm located
in another city decided it would be good business
on its part to place an advertisement in The
Islander, because, no doubt, it felt that this paper
is a good medium through which to reach its
clientele. By some means it became known that
the advertising matter in question was to be
inserted in this week's edition, and immediately
the heads of several local business concerns got
together and decided that if the advertisement
'in question appeared in print they would withdraw their advertising patronage from this
paper. The advertisement does not appear in
this issue for the sole reason that the "copy"
for the same or the plate which had been expected did not arrive in time for publication.
When either of these do arrive we will then have
something further to say on this question-
From our point of view the securing of advertising from the outside is perfectly legitimate
business, just as legitimate as the merchant or
trader reaching out into other fields in the endeavor to induce outsiders to come here to do
their trading. There is absolutely no difference.
Conducting a newspaper is like any other business ; it has to depend upon the support accorded
it in order to make both ends meet. Men engaged in the printing industry, and that includes
newspapers, do not invest their money and draw
on their store of energy just for their "health,"
nor for the novelty of the thing, any more than
the merchant invests his money in goods merely
for the fun of it. Like the merchant, if a newspaper cannot pay its way, sooner or later it will
have to drop out of business, and the more support it receives the greater is the likelihood that
it will improve and make itself more presentable
to the public.
ledge Lake. The latter, however, is contingent
L.pon the main street of Cumberland being
brought up to the standard. With regard to the
schools, the minister of education was unable to
give any very definite reply, but he assured the
representatives of the School Board that their
request would be given every consideration and
that everything possible would be done in the
way of affording assistance.
In view of the good work which the Board of
Trade has already done, it may be said that if
they do nothing more for this year they will
have fully justified their existence, and this
should be a sufficient answer to the "croakers"
who have been so industrious in "knocking" the
organization. But the board is evidently not content to rest upon its laurels. At the meeting held
this week it was made quite evident that there
will lie no let-up. There are many important and
serious problems yet to be solved, but the same
energy and determination manifested during the
short time the board has been in existence will
surmount all difficulties.
One of the most serious problems with which
the citizens are confronted is the proper paving
of Dunsmuir avenue, and this problem will have
to be tackled this year. The question was brought
up at the meeting of the Board of Trade, and if
one may judge by the opinions expressed at that
meeting there can be little doubt that before the
snow flies again next fall the work will have been
completed. But the task is a heavy one- As at
present constituted the city is very limited in its
means. All told there are only about forty acres
of land within the city limits upon which taxes
can be levied to raise the money necessary for
public works, and something will have to be done
to enlarge the city boundaries. There is a large
population adjacent to the city which re.ips the
benefit of every improvement made within that
'orty acres, yet Ihe land on which they live contributes nothing towards these improvements
or the upkeep oi the eity in general. True, the
outside land pays school taxes, but even with
this augmentation a suflicient amount is not
realized to supply the needs of education. A very
great proportion of the children attending the
schools come from .the outside districts, so that
the money derived from school taxes levied on
this property does no more than pay for the education of these children, even if it does that. It
will thus be seen that the affairs of the city cannot be properly conducted until such time as the
boundaries are extended.
Another important problem which will have
to be taken in hand is the construction of a proper
sewer system. Special emphasis was placed upon
this by the representatives of the fire underwriters when here last week. These gentlemen
offered great objections to the numerous shacks
and outbuildings found along the alleyways of
the city, and they expressed the opinion that a
good sewer system would do more to bring down
tlie rate of insurance than anything else.
In all these projects the Board of Trade is
taking a hand, ar.d with such an influential body
at their backs, the City Council should be able
to accomplish much this year.
President Wilson is discovering that he is as
big a failure at stampeding the Allies as he
proved to be with the Senate of his own country.
The Supreme Council and the League of Nations
apear to be doing very nicely without the doubtful assistance which the United States in its
present frame of mind could give.
Whatever doubts may have existed as
the necessity of a Board of Trade in Cumberland
were dispelled this week on the return of the
deputation which went to interview the government at Victoria with reference to matters of
vital importance to this city and district. No
one ever expected that the delegation would
succeed in getting everything it went after, and
it is safe to say that it was successful beyond the
anticipations of those who sent them to the
capital. The main objects which the delegates
had in view was the securing of support for the
opening of a road between Headquarters and
Cumberland, and also financial assistance for
the Cumberland schools. In the case of the
former the delegation was given the definite
assurances that the road in question would be
constructed this year, and in addition they were
also told that the Royston road would be put in
proper shape as well as the road leading to Punt-
It is not to bo wondered at that the visitor
from Winnipeg should go into ecstacies over the
climate which Vancouver Island possesses, and
more especially when one considers that the
prairie capital has but two seasons in the year—
winter and exhibition week.
For ages it has been the custom that a minister should retire into private life when he is
discovered using his position in the government
to further his personal ends. How long will it
lie before the Premier decides that his minister
of finance has been "discovered?"
It is said that the proper day for the spinster
to "pop the question" during leap-year is on a
Sunday in February. Those who missed their
chance will have a long timo to wait—about
thirty-five years—before another February appears with five Sundays in it.
Premier Oliver declares that luna is having a
marked effect on some of the members of the
Legislature. Perhaps he was referring to some
of his colleaugues. If so, he is in a position to
The Turk may not be compelled to leave
Europe, but it is safe to say he will never again
be allowed to control the entrance to the Black
If "Bowser knew too much" back in 1917,
how much more is he likely to prove a thorn in
the side of the government now.
The spring of this spring appears to spring a
great deal faster than the spring of last spring
sprang when it sprung.
Mens' Suits
YOU yourself know whether or not you need Clothes this
Spring.   We know that if you  need  them  and buy
Campbells Clothing you'll get more satisfaction than
from any clothes you have ever worn.
Men's Suits in Tweeds of brown and gray mixtures, at $22.50,
$25.00 and $27.50.
Worsteds in stripes and broken checks, at $30.00, $32.50 and
Special value in all-wool Serge Suits, in brown only, $49.50
Newest Novelty Styles in young men's Suits at popular prices.
W. G. & R. Shirts in the newest patterns
of best quality Percales and Cambrics;
also in Silk and Silk Stripes, with the
double wear reversible soft cuff, from
$2.00 to $7.50.
Hats and Caps
Just received the newest styles in Men's
Hard Hats. These are made of the best
quality fur felt, at $6.50.
Men's Tweed and Silk Caps, in the newest
Suit Cases
and Club Bags
Newest Spring Novelties in Men's Neckwear.
The Geo. A. Slater Invictus Shoe, "The
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calf and vici kid, in black, tan and
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Shoes by other reputable makers, in black
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i March 6,1920.
Page Five.
(By Alej. Rowan.)
BEFORE a crowd numbering over three thousand, one of the
largest crowds that has ever assembled on an Upper Island
football field, Cumberland United again proved their superiority over the South Wellington football team, contenders for the
championship of the Upper Island League. This contest, played
on Saturday last at Nanaimo, was the final of a league that has
been replete with upsets and surprises for the various teams, and
the rulings of the league at times have been far from what would
be called businesslike. These things all added to the discussions by
the public and press relative to the merits of the two teams, created an interest that has not been shown for years, and Cumberland's position was shown by the rooting of the large crowd present. It was strongly partial to Cumberland; every football fan on
the northern end of the Island was present and went home satisfied that CuVnberland are the champions of the Up-Island League.
Dicky Stobart was not able to play for South Wellington owing
to an injury to his ankle. Giving Dicky every credit as a football
player, his inclusion on the team would not have made much difference to the Cumberland team, as they were keyed up to meet the
best, and not doing so worked to their disadvantage. Dicky on the
field would have made the play faster, but not any more dangerous.
The game was called at 4:15
p.m. sharp, with Jack Rogers of
Ladysmith as referee.
Brown kicked off for Cumberland, Conti quickly switching to
centre. Play immediately
focussed on the Southenders'
goal Some snappy passing by
Conti and Brown, with Hunden
on the left, resulted in a long
swing to the right touch line,
where the redoubtable Bobbie
Brown neatly trapped and swung
a beautiful cross which Billie
Brown converted for the only
goal of the game.
Right from the face-off the ball went
to Bannerman at outside right, who
made a beautiful run and cross, but
Ill-luck was with the inside man.
South Wellington got a goal kick after
nursing their crack goal keeper, Mr.
Taylor, back to health and strength
from the top lines where Sack! gently
deposited him while grandstanding a
ball clear of the goal. Scottle Clark
made some nice runs in this part of
the flrst half and gave Walker one
Bhot to clear.
Lynn was playing strong for South
Wellington and was always there when
wanted. He took no chances on Cumberland's light wing, and helped Adam
Dell at full back a hundred times.
Bell Is getting old. Conti, Williams and
Billy Brown, with Cairns and Wilkinson, were the stars in this half for
The second half was only a repetition of the flrst with Cumberland having most of the play; the play was
very ragged and confined much to the
midfleld on South Wellington's part
Ed. Hunden picked up ln this half and
his crosses nearly resulted in goals
twice. Taylor was bombarded severely
at times, and had marvellous luck.
Cumberland netted another goal whlcb
Rogers disallowed, off-side.
Wilkinson was the same old reliable
and booted well, never missed a kick
and never wasted a ball. He came in
for some criticism for packing the ball
so far up the field, but I have seen
backs with more years of experience
than has Wilkinson do the same thing,
without any criticism. Wilkinson
never jeopardizes his goal, and with
his powerful speed can take chances
ln midfleld. His old partner, Andrew
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 affluance long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
Silver Spring Brewing Company
Fred's and Joe's Place
The House of Quality.
Cumberland, B.C.
Calms, was there with "bells on." Andrew was in good training and worked
like a lion. His kicking was faultless
and he was very cool. Teddy Jackson
at inside right and Tommy Jackson at
centre half, played their usual dependable game. Tom Jackson was handicapped without Stobart, as the South
Wellington management kept switching his opponents ill position until it
kept Tommy busy knowing who was
playing against him.
Billy Brown played the best game
we have seen him play this year at
inside left; his helping of the halts
was good, and but for hard luck ln
front of goal he would have tested the
nets several times. Sackl Conti, tbe
Irrepressible, was In it all the time,
with hands and feet, his left hook to
Taylor's Jaw being one of the features
of the game. Taylor kicked Sackle In
a mixup in front of goal and Sackle
retaliated wuth the left. The referee
made. Taylor apologize, but not before
Hunden got a couple of haymakers on
Taylor's frame. Bannerman grabbed a
ball that looked like going by a few
minutes from time, and slammed it in
Taylor's anatomy. No goals yet for
Dannieralthough he has tried hard.
Big Billl was only called on to stop
two shots. Taylor stopped fourteen
actual shots and handled a dozen,
which will give anyone an idea of the
play. Altogether the game was a rather
mediocre one all through.
Rogers handled the game well with
the exception of giving Zacarelli lots
of leaway offside. Lynn was easily the
pick of South Wellington's team.
Scotty Clark showed up well at outside right, but was well held by Williams.
All ln all, Cumberland was the better team, and if any luck entered into
the contest it was Cumberland's bad
luck In front ol South Wellington's
goal. Cumberland has the championship team of the Upper Island and the
best bunch of sports anywhere in the
world. Their special train and their
rooters were the best advertising that
Cumberland has had for many a day,
and it says a great deal for the community and for the team when they
can carry out of a small community
like this, men from every walk of life,
business, official and clerical, to see
them do battle. They have finished one
battle to start another, and the public
can rest assured that the team will do
them credit in the play to come for
the McBride Shield, emblematic of the
championship of British Columbia.
This is a real trophy and will take real
playing, and we have tbe team to do
It, with the spirit of the community
behind the team.
McBride Series
Opens Sunday
Nanaimo United Play Cumberland on the Grounds in This
City Tomorrow.
Nanaimo, March 5.—On Sunday next
Nanaimo United will play their flrst
match in the McBride Shield series,
their opponents being the redoubtable
Cumberland team which won the championship of the Upper Island League
here last Saturday. The game will be
played at Cumberland, and the executive of the United met last evening for
the purpose of picking the team to
represent this city. While the selection
of the eleven players who will do
battle for the shield was not final,
fifteen players have been chosen to
make the trip, and from these the actual team will be picked when they
arrive iu the northern city.
The fifteen selected are: Shepherd,
.Murray, Zaccarelll, Craig, Lee, Taylor, R. Husband, Hlnes, Purss, Oiler-
ton, J. Husband, Fisher, Scott, Prater
and Pliilp. These players are to leave
the Western Pastime Club at 7r30
o'clock on Sunday morning and as the
trip Is to be made by auto, It is expected the team will be accompanied by a
large number of supporters.
Supplementing the above dispatch it
may be stated tbat the Cumberland
men are expecting a close game with
the men from Nanaimo. The team to
represent Cumberland in the McBride
Shield series has had very little practice toge'ther, and It Is expected thai
at least a couple of games will be
necessary In order to get them going
properly. However, there ls no doubt
as to their ability to land on top. The
Cumberland team will be composed ot
the following: Clark, Wilkinson, Smith,
Jackson, Brown, Sullivan, Bannerman,
Conti, Brown, Boothman, Harrison.
The reserves are: Walker, Cairns,
Hunden, Jackson, Williams.
Con Jones Entertained.
Sportsmen in London, England, gave
a hearty welcome at a luncheon to
Mr. Con Jones of Vancouver, who Is
trying to secure the English soccer
team to tour Canada, and to Tommy
Bums of Calgary, who wants to find
the future British heavyweight boxing
j* championship.
Tendler wins In Three Hounds.
Lew Tendler, Philadelphia lightweight, knocked out Dick De Saunders
ot Pittsburg in the third round of a
scheduled six-round bout at Philadelphia. Tendler was the master of the
situation from the start.
Anderson and
Clark Battle
Almost Sure
Crack Boxers of About  Same
Ability May Be Seen in Ring
in Cumberland.
Local Lads to Give Some Good
Exhibitions  and   Well-known
Acrobats Will Appear.
Negotiations arc almost completed
to bring Jimmy Clark and Harry Anderson together In the squared circle.
Clark claims the championship, hut
Anderson says he can whip hlm. There
Is a nice plot for a boxing contest, :ind
as both boys are willing mixers, tlie
night of April 10 should see a nice
The promoters Intend to make this
a night to be remembered by the fans
of Cumberland. Lambert and Dawson
are to be here; their acrobatic stunts
were the feature of the tournament at
Nanaimo last Saturday night. These
boys are late of the Orpheum circuit,
and their act stands ln a class by itself.
Several local boys will be asked to
fill the bill. A bout that should create
a lot of interest is .Jackie Foster and
Young Mitchell from Bevan. Mitchell
made a nice showing against Farrel
on his last appearance and Foster
stepped out at Nanaimo last Saturday
night and trimmed the amateur 125
champion of the Island ln one round.
Edmunds, his opponent, has had lots
of experience and put up a poor battle
against Foster.
Other features may develop before
April 10 that will make the evening a
Smelter City Men Spring a Surprise on the Team Which Had
Captured League Honors.
Alterations in the Team Showed
That a Lot of Good Material
Can Be Drawn Upon.
Oarsmen Training for Race.
A fine struggle is expected in the
university boat race, March 27. The
Oxford crew already is at Henley aud
the Cambridge crew will arrive today.
Hence, both will be ln training over
tlie racing water from Putney to Mort-
Miss Bauer Sets Hen* Record.
One world's record was shattered in
the swimming championship at Detroit when Miss Sybil Rauer of the
Illinois A. C. negotiated the 100-yard
back stroke tor women in 1:22. Miss
Rauer's former record for the 75-foot
pool was 1:24 4-5.
At Ladysmith, the Smeller City, on
the afternoon of Sunday last, Ladysmith United tramped on llie day-old
champions to the tunc of two goals.
The champs could only retaliate once,
having poor luck In front of the goal.
The Cumberland boys struck the crossbar no less (ban Ave times In the lirst
fifteen minutes, and Holmes was pretty
nearly as busy as Taylor at Nanaimo
on Saturday, and with tlie improvement that was evident iu tlie team ou
Sunday a win was assured; but one
of the backs was sick and Ills partner
had full opportunity to play a game
at centre back, wing back and touch-
line back. He's a clever lad, this boy
Smith, and he sure worked hard last
Sunday. His kicking was sure and his
tackling was immense, while lie made
some fine dribbles clean to the Ladysmith goal, and as he is endowed with
plenty of speed his runs never put his
goal keeper to any alarming tests.
There was nothing at stake iu tlie
game, but lt gave the fans a good lino
on the new players and the old ones
in their new positions. Centre halt's,
especially men like Sullivan and Jackson, who have been playing that position for years, are at a loss at centre
forward, no matter how anxious they
are for goals or how hard they play,
It is hard to overcome the habits of
years and inclination to help the defence.
Sullivan tried the first half and Jackson the second half, and they both say
half-back for theirs. They should
know, and the centre forward position
still Is weak on the team, but It cau
be filled. Conti and Bannerman played
a great game on the right wing and
made Wargo and Strang look foolish
at times. Conti's feeding ot Bannerman
was good and Bannerman took evory
opportunity to advantage. His crosses
were perfect and on one of those
Boothman showed his worth, a slight
tip, no driving and smashing, landed
the ball safely past Holmes. Conti and
Bannerman would be a good wing if
left together, but Conti looks like the
best centre forward material yet.
Sullivan, Jackson, Williams and Bob
Brown, with Teddie Jackson, make a
list of awfully good halts, about the
best on the Island. Boothman and Harrison played a very good game together and those croakers who said
Arthur couldn't come back arc getting
an unpleasant surprise. His openings,
both to inside and outside men last
Sunday prove him to be one of the
touchiest little players In these parts;
he don't bustle, but there's method in
his apparent slowness.
Harrison showed up pretty well at
outside left, although handicapped by
training orders. His kicking was good
and his crosses were well delivered.
Faiiiie, Beddington, Heyland and
Strung were the pick of the Ladysmith
team. Their forward pack Is nifty In
front of goal; they break away fast
and are apt to put one iu tlie net any
time. Clark handled sonic of their
shots to perfection, but Ihe two that
slipped by him were impossible to get
owing to (he aforementioned sick
back. The team looks like a McBdlde
Shield winner.
After I'lliitlng His Ten ill to the Chum.
Iiioiislilp He Decides In Kmliark
nn n New Venture.
Mr. Jack Williams, who captained
the Cumberland United football team
all season and to the championship of
the Upper Islnnd League, has joined
the League of Benedicts. One of the
most popular players and good fellows
on the team, Jack signed a transfer
form at Courtenay last Tuesday night,
when he was wed to oue of Cumberland's fairest daughters, Miss Agnes
Sommerville. Jack has now to obey all
the laws of the married men's league
us laid down by the presidents of tlie
fairer sex.
After, the wedding supper at the
home of the bride's brother-in-law, Mr.
James Walker, the large crowd ol
friends hied to the Union Hall, escorting the bride and groom. The public
reception was in full swing when the
bridal party reached the hall, and
there au impromptu reception awaited
Jack. Jack's team-mates shouldered
him in tlie old Scotch style and paraded
the hall with him, then surrounded
him and sang "Williams ou the Ball''
and "He's a Jolly Good Fellow," and
then quietly paraded out after doing
honor to their team-mate and friend.
The Islander joins with Mr. Williams'
team-mates in wishing the happy
couple all the joys of the Bededicts'
League, where the referees are always
fair and the rulings always kind.
Joe Thomas I'liiied Second,
figures announced hy the official
scorers of tlie 250-mile automobile race
at Los Angeles on Saturday gave second place and a purse of $0000 to Joe -
Thomas and placed Ira Vail third, l/n-
olTlcial scores placed Vail second and
Thomas third. Tho official score also
clipped a minute from the unofficial
time of Jimmy Murphy, who won the
j race and a prize of $10,000. Murphy
averaged 103.2 miles per hour.
W. GORDON begs to announce to the public
that he is opening up on MONDAY MORNING,
MARCH 8, with a full line of Choice Groceries,
Fruits, Provisions, and will appreciate a trial order.
Encourage   Competition
It Saves You Money
March 6,1926.
Enumerators Will Be Appointed to Compile Voters' Lists, Absentees Will Be Allowed to Vote Away From Home, While the
Counting of the Ballots Will Not Take Place Until Twenty
Days After Polling—Hereafter Candidates Will Not Have to
Put Up Deposits When Nominated—Other Changes.
(Special Correspondence.)
Victoria, March 5—Entering upon
the second month of Its labors the Leg-
islaturo Is Just beginning to get down
to real business. After three weeks of
spell-blndlng on the debate on the address In reply, the House this week
was supplied with some of the government's legislative bill of fare, opening
with measures of minor importance
and closing with the new Provincial
Elections Act which, undoubtedly, will
easily prove the most interesting item
to the members. Practically the whole
week was devoted to getting legislation under way and to date about
twenty bills have been Introduced,
though few of them can be said to be
an enunciation of government policy
ou a broad scale.
The new Elections Act proposes
some radical departures from old procedure. The elimination of the requirement ot a deposit by candidates, the
provisions requiring statements from
candidates as well as from the secretary and treasurer ot thc various political parties of election expenses, receipts, etc.; those providing for absentee voting, the granting to returned
soldiers of whatever age and nationality the franchise, especially to Jap
anese veterans, and the greater ease
afforded to voters to get their names
upon Ihe voters' list, are the chief
features ot the measure. There ls one
feature that will undoubtedly call for
criticism, that providing for the appointment of deputy registrars to assist in the preparation of the lists.
These officials will, apparently, operate
on the same basis as the enumerators
engaged at the 1917 federal elections.
Opposition members are unkind
enough to suggest that the plan will
prove a glorious opportunity to "the
boys" to drawn down a substantial
stipend from the public purse. Thc
proposed system of absentee voting,
too, will be productive ot keen debate.
While, the Premier informed the
House, he believed this to be a most
radical step he expressed the hope that
sufficient safeguards against corruption bad been placed in tlie bill. At the
same time it was evident he expects
the bill, and especially that portion of
it respecting absentee voting, to come
under strong lire, tor he admitted that
he knew he was running into "the biggest bunch of trouble" he had ever
encountered. He appeared to take
great satisfaction in the requirement
for submission of statements of outlays by candidates and political parties,
though It is apparent that the obvious
method ot getting around such provisions would be for a candidate or
party to entrust such expenditures to
some party stalwarts who need not
keep the candidate or party posted
upon the details of outlays.
But the Premier sees tn such regulations the elimination ot the former
practice ot donations to campaign
funds. Old lists will be cancelled by
the coming into effect of the new act
and thereafter the lists will be revised
annually instead of semi-annually as
at present, except that should an election be held more than six months
alter the last revision and beforo thc
time of the annual revision, a special
revision will take place to permit ot
purification of the lests.
At elections each voter will be required to sign his name and address
before being given a ballot, and this
signature will be compared with the
signature on the original application
made by the voter for registration.
This provision Is expected to prevent
personation In a great measure, and
at the same time form the basis for the
next new revision.
Absentee voters may vote ln any
polling division In which thoy happen
to be on election day, voting for the
candidate they favor In their home
division. These absentee votes will be
forwarded by the returning officer to
the voter's home division to be counted there. According to the bill, the final
count, including those absentee votes,
Is not to take place until at least
twenty-one days after election day.
Other IiIIIb which have been under
consideration are: Amendments to the
Soldier Land Act UMncrease the $500,-
000 set aside under the existing act to
$1,000,000 to permit further operations
on the South Okanagan settlement
area on which some $350,000 of the
original amount, together with about
$190,000 taken from consolidated revenue fund, has already been spent and
which, when the Irrigation scheme is
completed, will probably cost another
million, the minister ot lands stated;
an amendment to the Mineral Act to
permit reservation of Iron deposits
and the fixing of a royalty on production; a change in the Mineral Survey
and Development Act to permit thc
minister of mines to demand further
information from companies seeking
.o sell stock to the public, as to the
properties; amendments to the Game
Act; provision for the establishment
of a sub-normal boys' school at Co-
-luitlam, and consolidation of the ex-
stlng legislation providing for the incorporation of charitable societies, co-
iperative associations, regulation of
l ;ieanieries and dairies, and other
minor changes in the present statutes.
Hanes Wants
to Find Out a
Bit Too Much
North Vancouver Member Has
Undertaken a Greater Task
Than He Thought.
If He Were Content With the
Premier's Scalp He Might
Be Successful.
SINCE f1870
(Speelul Correspondence.)
Victoria, March 5.—O. H. Hanes,
.literal member for North Vancouver,
who broke Into the limelight two weeks
ago when he issued his charge against
he Premier to the effect that the latter obstructed government Inspectors
n their duty of checking up assets of
ihe Pacific Great Eastern thereby pre-
.'entlng valuable property which
hould have come Into the possession
of the province from being taken
over under the settlement arrived at
jetween the province and the P.G.E.
interests, is not satisfied with the action of the Premier in summarily dismissing the charge in the course of
his speech on the address in reply. Mr.
Hanes has given notice of a motion he
will move in which he demands the
appointment of a royal commission to
investigate his charge. But the North
Vancouver member wants to go further. He demands that the investigation shall probe into that old question
of P.G.E. donations to campaign funds,
the question which, he stated in making his recent charge against the Premier, he had endeavored to have investigated in 1917 by the select House
committee at which time, he asserted,
the attorney-general had urged him to
?o easy In his effort to have Mr. Bow-
tere, opposition leader, haled liefore
that committee because "Bowser
knows too much."
For the past two years Hanes has
teen striving to get the government to
agree to his demand for an investigation, but without success. If his numerous resolutions to that effect were
not left stranded on the order paper
when the session ended, they were
promutly ruled out of order.
It should be apparent to Hanes by
.his time that the government wants
io such enquiry. Opinion among meni-
ers is that were he to confine his de-
nand to an investigation into his relent charge against the Premier—he
claimed then he could prove whore at
least $100,000 worth of P.G.E. equlp-
uent rightfully the property of the
rovlncc under the settlement hud been
illowcd to go back to the former P.
E. interests—he would then lie putting the Issue squarely up to thc Prc-
nler on his responsibility as a niein-
.■er of the Legislature and, should lie
ail to make good, his only course
would be to resign. But his bringing
In matters on which some members of
the government are somewhat touchy
to say the least, gives them a favorable
opportunity to have the demand for a
probe side-tracked. Members predict
that the Hanes motion will never get
beyond Its present stage.
laundry for Cumberland Barber
B.C. Man Says T.R.C/s Frwd
Him from Rheumatism
and Asthma
Kainlcoiie. B.C. "Lust year I bsd *Pln*
in Vancouver. Recovery left me with bad
sttaomantiem," writes Mr. Chartel Yunhear.
"Finally I was Ukou to the Generul Hos-
; ital. I wns there four weeks. A sei'onil
attack soon pul me in hospital ngain. This
';!■ I wns practically bolptflSB, While lying
iu wed I reuii'mhared -seeing a lot of letters
1. ..ii n rheumatic more hanging in a Toronto
. .,; sl'ivo vitfdoWi I wrote, stating my
.. j. I received a targe box pi T.R.C.'i by
return   mail,    nnd    thopgb   still    in    hoa-
Ital began using them. In three weeki I
re« "1». When I had finished them I felt
ibsolutely well.
"A few weeks Inter I Font for tw6 small
1 axes ax the pains wt-re coming back. When
tbe T.U.C.'s came I was In bad stupe with
Vstbtqa. Hadn't slept for nights withoul
inhaling herb-smoke. One day's treatment
;hls timo stopped my p.iinB, and to my sur-
prise completely rid me of asthma, and I
tiave not beeu troubled since." If T.K.C.'s
nre not sold where you live, write Temple*
(on's Western branch, Box 152, Victoria,
Mailed anywhere for $1.04. Booklet on
Sole agent for Cumberland, R. E.
WM. M KH UIF1 ELD,   Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave..       Cumlierland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
I'hone lt<
Office:   KINO BLOCK,
Cumberland, B.C.
In  the ('utility    Court   ef Nanaimo,
Hniiii'ii at Cumberland* B.C.
Take notice that by an order o£ His
Honor Judge Barker, made the 11th
day of February, 1920, I was appointed    Administrator   to the   estate ot
William McLtver,   deceased,   and all
parties  having  claims    against  said
estate are hereby required to furnish
same properly verified, on or before
the 1st day ot Oprll, 1920, A.D., and
all parlies Indebted to the said estate
are  required  to  pay  the  amount ot
theiei* Indebtedness to me forthwith.
Official Administrator.
Dated this 25th day of February, 1920.
Practical Electrician.
Wiring etc.
All Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
Phone 63.
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
In the ('utility    Court    ol Nanaimo,
Holden nt Cumlierland, B.C.
Take notice that by an order of His
Honor Judge Darker, made the 11th
day ot February, 1920, I was appointed   Administrator   to the   estate of
John    Johnson,    deceased,    and    all
parties  having  claims    against  said
estate are hereby required to furnish
same properly verified, on or hefore
the 1st day ot 9prtl, 1920, A.D., and
.ill parties indebted to the said estate
aro required  to  pay the amount of
theler indebtedness to me forthwith.
Official Administrator.
Dated this 2*Jtli day of February, 1920.
Dlackstono Hotel, formerly the
Crescent. Remodelled and newly furnished; under new management;
first-class cafe in connection. H.
Steyker, Manager.
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
HONG CHONO & CO.. Bevan.
address and I will Btart you in a
business of your own earning ?5 to
$10 daily the year round. Sample
case and plans free. Address H. V.
Martin, Windsor, Ont.
ham street, Sacriston, Durham, England, would like to know whereabouts of Miss Bum, last heard tell
of In Cumberland. Address Thomas
Tuck, Box 39, Cumberland.
The public are respectfully requested to refrain from planting brom trees
on aiieir plots in the cemetery. The
broom spreads so rapidly that it becomes Disagreeable and a nuisance In
the cemetery grounds.
Easy terms. Apply T. E. Hate.
033 Hastings St., W„ Comer of
Granville.      VANCOUVER, B.C.
Sale of Work
Wednesday, March 24.
School  Itooni, .Methodist Church.
I Prepare Your System
| To Resist the Flu
| Wine of Cod Liver Oil Will Do It
m        BEFORE—to prevent.
**■**=      Phone 23.
Sandy Chapman
Car for Hire
Night and  Day
Prompt Service and Careful Delivery.
Charges Moderate.
We wish to announce that,
owing to the increase in the
price of flour, we have been compelled to increase the price ot
bread, which will now be Two
Loaves for 25c.
Marrochi Bros.
Jas. Halliday.
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 JgUfej? Pure
Cascade Beer  The Beer Without a Peer.
Practical Automobile Mechanic, Cumberland, B. C.
Phone 8 (Night or Day)
Official Repairer to Island Automobile Associatlou.
Oils, Grease and Gasoline. Cars Kept In Order bj Contract Any
Make of Car Secured on the Shortest Notice.
SPECIALTY—A Real Self-Starter for Ford Cars, fully Guaranteed.  The Only Thing. Call, and See It.
Don't let your new car tall to pieces—a little practical attention
periodically will keep It to Its standard. Dunlop Tires.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
License No. 9-3902
Georgo Murray is a name'familiar
to all local sports among the old-
timers, who will remember his wrestling match with Rod McCulsh. George
is still in tho wrestling game and going
strong. He has just returned from Australia, where he met the best at his
Easy terms. Apply T. E. Bate.
by selecting the shells that
hunters from coast to coast
have proved dependable
under all conditions.
Shotgun Shells
are a double assurance ol
success for the man who
prefers ballistite powder.
Wc also carry a full line of
Canuck and Sovereign Shot,
ftun Shells and Dominion
Metallic Cirtridftcs — each
bucked by the big '* D" tra-' -.
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cake* a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 5-1172
The House of quality.
Our motto:  To please.
Oysters, Steaks and Chops
Also Oysters, Oyster Loaves and
French Fried Potatoes to take
Boxes for Ladies.
Open Day and Night
Shoe Repairer, Dunsmuir Avenue
I wish to inform the public that I
am now tn a position to repair by
Look like new, but wear longer.
A trial will convince.
Rubber Heels While Tou Walt.
Cumberland. B.C.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
Jazz Haircuts
A Specialty
For a nice easy Shave and
Hair-cut call at the
A. Gatz, Prop.
I m
Man* 6,1920.
Page Seven
Proposed Amendments to the Game Act Provides for Issuing
Special Licenses to Aliens While Men Born Under the British
Flag Are Denied the Privilege of Enjoying Good Clean Sport
in the Province—Leader of Opposition Advocates Returning
to the Old System of Game Wardens, Under Which, He Said,
the Game Was Properly Protected.
(Special Correspondence.)
Victoria, March 6.—The evident determination of the opposition forces to
Insist upon Its rights and not to be
btrked ln its criticism of the government and Its administration, not to' set
back even vfhen frowned upon by the
Speaker, was again illustrated on
Thursday when Mr. Bowser and Mr.
Speaker Keen went to the mat consequent upon the latter's riillm? that the
Apposition leader was out of order in
his criticisms of the bill to amend the
Oame Act, a measure, by the way, he
tore to shreds ln his characteristic
manner, declaring it to be a mass of
contradictions, silly restrictions upon
the sportsmen and compiled by one
wholly Ignorant of the actual conditions from the game standpoint.
Mr. Bowser was referring to the section of the bill granting power to the
Game Conservation Board, at the head
of which Is nr. Baker, dentist, to name
a secretary. He pointed to the fact that
there is a Civill Service Act ln force,
under which all appointments are supposed to be made, that the government
was wont to pride itself upon its abolition of patronage. Therefore, he asked, why the necessity of the section
unless it was proposed to give the
position to some former participant in
the plugging incident at the Vancouver by-election campaign of 1916—
some Individual such as Cook, former
cashier ln the provincial police department at Vancouver who is now a fugitive from Justice after having embezzled over $3000 of the people's
These references to former frailties
ot Liberal members are by no means
relished by the government, and Mr.
Bowser's attack was objected to on a
point of order, a favorite method ot
the administration's supporters In
seeking to choke off the opposition attacks. Mr. Speaker called Mr. Bowser
to order, and the latter resented It.
He asserted that while Mr, Speaker
had evidently improved ln health, his
hearing on one side was. much less
acute than on the otber, intimating
that Mr, Speaker was prone to favor
tbe government at the expense of the
opposition; that the latter was determined to assert its rights even in the
face of n partisan attitude by Mr.
. Speaker, and that lt tlie government
members were hurt by his criticisms
they should take their medicine like
men and not whine. The opposition
had to do It and Its members were not
continually appealing for protection to
the chair to shut off discussion. "We
have rights here, and we propose tbey
shall be respected," declared Mr.
Mr. Bowser's criticisms ot the
amendments to the Oame Act were
pungent and clearly impressed the
members. He showed bow it was
proposed, by restricting the granting
of licenses to hunt to non-residents of
the province, to British subjects resident ln Canada, to put a ban upon the
Englishman or resident ot otber British dominions, the while a section provided that special licenses could be
granted to visiting officials, "or in special cases," free of charge. *
"You don't propose to allow British
subjects from outside the Dominion to
come In and, shoot, hut some American
friends of Dr. Baker, perhaps Mr. Van-
derveer of Seattle, the gentleman who
figured in the plugging scandal, ls to
be given privileges under the guUe of
'a special case,'" he said.
The whole tenor of the bill, Mr. Bowser pointed out, was to place a lot of
restrictions upon the* farmers and
sportsmen, heretofore the best friends
of the government in assisting ln the
enforcement of the regulations. He asserted that only by a return to the old
method of game wardens, men expert
in their particular knowledge of the
game of the province, could proper results be secured. The present method
of placing the enforcement of the act
under the provincial police simply
meant that that force, occupied with
their police duties, could only give
very indifferent attention to the game
situation, with the result that the game
of the province being depleted. He
demanded the placing of a competent
man at the head ot the department Instead of attempting to run it by dent
ists and clerks who know actually
nothing of the game situation. He suggested tbat the attorney-general should
get around the country and learn the
facts, leave his Pulllman car long
enough to get a real insight into the
Regulations Re Loans to Vocational
Re-Training; Graduates Starting In
Business—Authority! Order-iu-Coun-
cil Para. (A) P. C. 2829.
(1)   Applications for loans not exceeding $600.00 free of interest, tor Ave
years, for the purchase of tools and
equipment will be dealt with under the
following provisions:
(a) Loans will only be made to those
men who have satisfactorily completed
a. re-training course with the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establlsh-
ment, and wish to start In business ln
line with the training they have received, and who are unable to do so
without such assistance.
(b) Loans may only be made for the
actual purchase by the Department ot
Tools and Equipment necessary to
establish such men in business for
themselves, or in partnership with
Borne other person.
(c) Applications for Ipan must be
made within four months from January 1st, 1920, or two months from date
of completion of re-training course,
whichever is the later.
(d) All applications for loans will
be forwarded to the Director of Vocational Training, marked for the attention of "Loans Officer."
(e) Men who have already received
loans from the Soldier Settlement
will not be eligible for loan under P.C.
(f) Under no circumstances will
cash loans be made.
Under Sub-Section "B".
"Those with a disability due to or
aggravated by War Service and whose
pre-war training or education has been
Interrupted by War Service and who
are in need ot assistance for the purpose of continuing such training or
education thus interrupted," may get
further information upon application
to the Loans Branch, Dept. S.C.R.,
Central Building, Victoria, B.C.
What do you say when
you answer the 'phone?
F you work in a store or an office, your ambition is
to give service. What do you answer when the
telephone rings? Hello? Or, do you announce the
name of your firm or the department? "Hello"
signifies only that someone is talking. It entails, interrogation and results in loss of time. In many cases,
it causes annoyance. Why not be efficient and
British Columbia Telephone Co.
That Stand the Test
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
| Cumberland andjCourtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-25489
Advance Spring
Styles in Millinery
THERE arrived at our store this week a consignment of SPRING MILLINERY of Advance Styles, which are moderately priced- If you are
fortunate to get one of these hats you will have reason to congratulate
yourself. They exemplify Rideout millinery and show how smartness, good
style and reasonable pricing have been made to cohere. Something different,
something chic; every hat a model of striking distinction and wonderfully
becoming to some type of face. These hats are in the new spring colors,
and those who are lucky enough to get them will make a smart saving as
well as secure as charming, as stylish and as exquisite millinery as it is possible-to conceive at the price. Examine them early and choose.
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.
WE ARE Ford Dealers in this
distrid: and have formed an
estimate of the number of cars we
will require to meet the needs of
this territory. We cannot get
enough cars to fill that estimate
because there are not enough cars
being made to fill all dealers'
estimates throughout Canada.
The number of cars we can get
depends upon the number of orders
we send in and the early date at
which we send them in, as the Ford
Shipping Department follows the
principle, ' First Come, First
Cars ordered now will not be
delivered until March, and deliveries will be uncertain throughout the
year. If you do not want to wait
for summer or autumn delivery,
come in and reserve your car by
signing an order today.
for handling work in connection with AUTOMOBILES
OF ALL MAKES, and we^are now in a position to do
the best work in the city. Included in our equipment is
which eliminates the old-fashioned hammer and cold-
chisel method.
Full Set of Reamers for Handling Ford Bearings.
Cumberland Motor Works
J. H. CAMERON, Proprietor. . Cumberland, B.C.
One Week Only
Five Roses Flour, 49 lbs. $3.65
Royal Standard Flour, 49 lbs. $3.65
Best Dried Green Peas, 1.5c lb., two lbs 25c
Little Brown Beans, 4 lbs 23c
Cream of Wheat, 3 packages for  85c
Royal Crown Soap, 3 packages for $1.00
Cooking Apples, 3 lbs. for  25c
Sunkist Navel Oranges; per doz 50c to 51.10
Japanese Oranges, per box $1.00
Table Figs, 15c package, now  .-- 10c
Gold Medal Tomato Catsup, per bottle 25c
March 6,1926.
Endorses Resolution Advocating Patronizing of Home Industries
When Supplies Can Be Secured at Reasonable Prices—Such a
System, if Brought into General Use, Would Solve the Exchange Situation, and Wealth Would Be Created by the Increased Production—Obligation on Manufacturers to Meet
Home Demands.
CUMBERLAND City Council, al
day evening, unanimously end
to it in a communication froi
Association, which has for its obj
supplies in Canada where the same
prices. A copy of he letter whii
attitude of the association and the
course recommended.   The lettci' fi
its regular meeting last .Mon
rsed the resolution submitted
i the Canadian Reconstrucion
ect the purchase of all public
> can be secured at reasonable
h follows indicates clearly the
reasons for its advocacy of the
Winnipeg, February 3, 1920.
His Worship the Mayor, Cumberland, B.C.
Dear Sir,—The heavy discount on Canadian exchange Is a symptom of an
unhealthy national condition. Apparently the only permanently effective
remedies are an Increase in production iu the Dominion, development ot export
trade, curtailment of unnecessary imports, and substitution, to the largest
possible extent, of Canadian products for Imported commodities. In the
national Interest Canada must attain a larger measure of economic independence. It can do so by developing the home market. A pronounced demand
for made-in-Canada goods would constitute a guarantee of sales which would
encourage factory expansion. By such expansion, new wealth would be created through Increased production, and steady and profitable employment
would be provided for new industrial populations. Any substantial increase
in Industrial workers would create bigger and better markets for all kinds ol
farm produce. New factories, expansion of old factories, groater production,
more workers, and better agricultural markets mean national progress.
- During the first seven months of the current fiscal year, 79.2 per cent, of
all imports into Canada for consumption came from the United States. On
auch imports we now have to pay a premium of 8 to 10 per cent, on account
of exchange, an additional cost to the Canadian people of more than ?60,000,-
000 a year. Further, we are giving employment to foreign workers instead of
to Canadian labor, and buying from American companies which neither pay
taxes in this country nor provide any appreciable market for other Canadian
There ls another serious side of the problem which cannot be overlooked.
The world exchange situation threatens still further to curtail ordrs from
overseas, especially for manufactures, and If the slack is to be taken up, it
must be by Increased support from the home market.
The situation now confronting the Dominion demands national co-operation. The Canadian Reconstruction Association believes that as there Is an
obligation upon the Canadian manufacturers to meet home market demands
and to provide products that compare favorably with Imported goods, so Individual purchasers, retailers, wholesalers, and public and business bodies and
organizations in the Dominion should promote national prosperity by buying
This association is asking consideration by municipal councils throughout
Canadian goods.
Canada of the following resolution: .
"Resolved that this council endorses   the principle    that public
supplies be purchased ln Canada whenever they can be secured from
Canadian factories at reasonable prices,   And, further, that all municipal officers, in making purchases shall be, and hereby are, requested
to consider the possibility of securing Canadian products."
Please be good enough to advise tills association of any action which you
may take with reference to the above resolution.
Tours very truly,
Western Secretary.
Fathers and Sons Around Festive Board
Dads and Lads Make Merry and
Inaugurate Great Movement
in Cumberland.
An event with far-reaching results
was the Father ami Son banquet held
in the Church of Kngland Hall on
Thursday evening. Even the most expectant visitors were more than satisfied with the night's work, and the
splendid appreciation of all those
present was manifest.
One of the great objects of this ban-
. quet was to bring the relationship of
the father to the son more to the front
and to show how much a hoy desire.,
the companionship of his father, and
how under wise guidance a father can
have a great part in moulding the life
of his boy under different aspects, in
fun, in school work, In sport and in
getting the hoy viewpoint as to hi:;
making a decision as to what he Is
Les! suited for in life.
Mayor 1). 11. Macdonald was iu the
chair, or more correctly he was at the
head of the table, supported by Capt.
Uest aud Mr. C. li. Mackinuon of tho
After the Opening remarks by Mayo:'
Macdonald. ihe whole audience, consisting of about ninety, made up o
fathers and their boys, rose aud joined
In a thanksgiving chorus, after which
everyone sal down to a splendid dinner supplied by the    good ladles   of
; Cumberland, rur.tlcd by the hoys them-
(r.olves, and looked after and served hy
the ladies of the Auxiliary of the
Great War Veterans' Association, who
certainly saw 'that everyone had lots
of the good things provided.
The next item on the programme
was a song entitled "Dads and Lads,"
which was sung most lustily hy everyone, the boys hy this time feeling
pretty good, exerted their lungs to the
utmost and helped to make the opening go with a swing which .was kept
up right to the end of the meeting.
Addresses were delivered hy Mr.
Colin Campbell, Master George Tait,
Dr. Hicks, Mr. C. J. Bunhury, Rev. Jas.
Hood, Mayor Duncan of Courtenay.
as well as Capt. Hyde of that city.
Tho two main addresses of the evening were given my Mr. C. B. Mackinuon, secretary, and Capt. Best, whose
address, filled with thc best stories of
actual and real life, held the hoys' attention for the whole of his address.
Capt. Best was certainly at his best,
and the ladies who looked after the
purveying said they could stay all
night and listen to him.
Mr. O'Brien favored tho audience
with two splendid songs delivered in
his rare style, which wero greatly appreciated.
Hev. Mr. Hood took great pride iu
idling his audience that Cumberland
had the best banquet on thc Island, as
he was at the one held at Nanaimo the
[previous evening, which was not to lie
I compared with the one provided here;
The Bright and Tuneful Operetta
"A Day in Flowerdom"
Will be given by forty local children on the
evening of
Proceeds in aid of the Church of England Hajl.
Admission 50c; Reserved Seats 7.5c.
Dance Held After Performance
Gentlemen 75c, Ladies SOc.
also about Cumberland having the best
football team and the best fire.department, so when Capt. Hyde from
Courtenay was speaking he told the
audience that Cumberland might have
the best lire department, but Courtenay certainly had the best fires.
The meeting was one grand success
from every point, and If the dads and
lads of Cumberland only get together
there will be some good times ahead.
It ls not too much to say that for
about half an hour or more Capt. Best
held everyone spellbound, and delivered something of a masterpiece, for
such an occasion. He was bubbling
over with boyhood enthusiasm, ul
.hough he refused to tell his years.
The genial captain is a great sport
and a lirst-class athlete and enters
into everything with great glee. Being
very fond of draughts, he was asking
Dr. Hicks if there were any players in
Cumberland, and of course as usual
with the doctor he said wait and see
and afler the banquet was over Capt.
Best could be found thoughtfully pond
erllng over thc checkerboard, ol which
lie afterwards admitted ho thought he
vas pretty good, but when he met the
luiet Mr. Brnnslleld he. found liis
natch, as the result will tell: Mr
Bransneld four games nnd Capt. Best
ill. Still Ihe captain took his defeat ln
good part aud assured his friends he
will be back in Cumberland for re
.Much of the credit for the success
if the banquet must be given to Dr.
Hicks, who was as full of enthusiasm
as aiiy of the boys, and who ou arrival
from Nanaimo about noon found the
tickets for the event were not going as
fast as he desired, got into his car nnd
started out in pursuit, and those who
know the doctor realize that the one
svho tries to get past him when he is
on the warpath might just as well attempt to score a goal against the cele
brated Cumberland goal keeper.
Votes of thanks were tendered the
ladies for their splendid services and
to the visitors who contributed to the
evening's netertainment.
After the singing of the National
Anthem one of the most enjoyable entertainments was brought to a very
happy ending.
Those responsible for the entertain
ment wish to thank those who donated
»ood tilings for the tables.
Children Will
Sing Operetta
Youthful City Performers Soon
to Display Their Musical
Announcement is made that forty
Cumberland children, pupils of Mrs.
Oliver and Miss Geoghegan, will sing
the operetta "A Day lu Flowerdom"
at the llo-llo Theatre on the evening
of Monday, April 5, and that after the
performance a dance will be held in
the hall beneath the theatre. From
accounts given by those who have seen
these children perform.it is assured
that the people of this city will be
afforded a treat when the youthful
artists make tlieir appearance. Mrs.
Oliver in company with Miss Geoghegan has spared no pains to bring the
children up to a standard of proficiency, and during the preparation for
the play there has been discovered
considerable talent among the little
The proceeds of the entertainment
will be devoted to the building fund ot
the Anglican Church Hall. It is Intimated that special efforts will be
made to beautify the stage so that it
will resemble a huge flower garden.
The youthful performers are looking
forward to the great event and promise a surprise for their friends.   .
Members of the   Women's   Hospital
Auxiliary Return Thanks to Kindly
und Tlimmlili'iil People..
The Women's .Hospital Auxiliary
beg to thank the inhabitants of Cunii
berland and district for their hearty
response to their appeal for linen for
tie local hospital. The following
articles were donated: Eighty-one
towels, seven tea towels, twelve covers
for tallies, forty-live pairs of pillow
cases, live packages of absorbent cotton, nin* baby dresses, four baby
. blrts, twelve sheets, live draw sheets,
one bedspread, many yards of flannellette. In addition the following cash
donations were made: Chinatown,
$30, (per Mrs. Itlcksonl; Bevan, $4030,
ipcr Mrs. Yates); Sundries, $1:1.80;
lotul to date, $S3.10.
Mrs. Willis l.eurns uf (lie Heath (if Her
Father While on His Way tu
This City.
Mrs. Willis of tlie Cumberland Restaurant this week received a wire informing her thnt her father, Mr.
Curran, had died at Indian Head. Mr.
Curran left England some time ago,
intending to come to Cumberland. He
arrived safely at Halifax, but during
tlie journey across the continent he
was taken ill with pleurisy and had
to be removed to a hospital at Indian
Head, Sask., where be succumbed to
his malady. On receipt of the sad
news Mr. Willis started for the east
to take charge of tlie remains. Tho
sympathy of the community will go
out to Mrs. Willis in her bereavement.
"Mickey" HeCoenr Doing Well.
Friends of Mr. Camllle (Mickey)
DeCoeur will be pleased to learn that
he is progressing favorably after hl£
operation at Vancouver Ceneral Hospital.
At Special Prices at
The Big Store
YOU WILL FIND OUR STOCK of Groceries fresh and up to the minute.
You will find our service right, and if you can suggest how we can
improve our service we will appreciate your suggestion, as we are here
at your service.
Quaker Pork and Beans 10c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans,
large 30c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans 20c
or 3 for 50c
Rotary Fresh Ground Coffee,
per lb- 70c
Empress Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb 80c
Special Bulk Tea, per lb 65c
May Bloom Tea, per lb 75c
Quaker Tomatoes, large, special, per tin 20c
Royal City Tomatoes, large,
special, per tin 20c
Pacific Milk 15c
or 7 for $1.00
Lilly Brand Chicken Haddie 35c
Save Sugar by buying   Libby's
Apple Butter.
In tins, ls 25c
In tins, 2i/;js for SOc
Grapelade, made from «the'famous Concord Grapes.
7s Whole Wheat Flour 60c
49s Whole Wheat Flour .... $3.40
7s Graham Flour 60c
49s Graham Flour $3.40
Sunkist Navel Oranges, the best.
Per doz 50s, 60c and 75c
Try them.
Sunkist Lemons, per doz 60c
Sunkist Grape Fruit, each .... 10c
For Good Dependable Groceries
Phone 38.  '•
Simon Leiser & Co.
Hiss A. Somerville and Mr. John 8.
Williams Embark on Journey
for Life.
A quiet wedding was solmized at
Sandwick on Tuesday, March 2, 1920,
by the Rev. Thos. Menzies, of Agnes,
daughter of Mr. A. Somerville, and
John S. Williams, both of this city.
The bride, who was 'given away by
her father, was attired in a navy blue
suit, and was attended by Miss Josephine Balagno, while the groom was
supported by Mr. Thomas Watson.
After the ceremony a reception was
held at the home of the bride's sister,
Mrs. James Walker, where the Imme-
late friends and relations of the young
couple were present. The bride and
groom together with their friends then
adjourned to the Union Hall where a
dance wns held in their honor.
The many pretty and useful presents
which they received go to show the
popularity of tho happy couple.
Holy Trinity, Anglican—8.30 a.m.,
Holy Communiou; Celebrant, Bishop
of Columbia. Evening prayer and sermon ut 7 p.m., preacher, Bishop of
Columbia. Service at Union Bay at
3.HO p.m. Lenten service every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.
St. George's Presbyterlnn Church—
11 a.m., at which the pastor will
preach. 7 p.m., at which the Rev.
Capt. James Hyde, of Courtenay, will
Grace Methodist—Services as usual
will be held tomorrow.
table, seven chairs, one morriB chair,
rocker, one small rocker, sideboard,
one wicker chair, one large rocker,
one small rocker, sideboard, music
cabinet, dresser and commode, book
case and writing desk, three beds
and mattresses, three small rugs,
stair carpet, three carpets, dishes
and kitchen utensils, wringer, wash
board and tubs, bake board and rolling pins, couch, heater, four kitchen
chairs, one large saw, curtain
stretchers, cheset of drawers, etc.
For particulars apply to ANNIE
WATSON, c/o Mrs. John Fraser,
Cumberland, B.C.
Great War Veterans Are Xot Asking
for the Positions Occupied 1iy
Hen Who Did Not Serve.
Editor Islander,—Cumberland is certainly a city of rumors, second ouly to
the army In France. Scarcely a day
passed but some absurd rumor passed
around among the troops. The latest
rumor here is to the effect that a resolution was passed at a meeting of the
local G.W.V.A. that strong representations be made to the government to
have all appointments tn the government service which are held by men
who have not -served overseas declared
vacant and that returned soldiers be
appointed to All such offices. As this
rumor seems to he rather persistent
and has apparently caused unnecessary concern to the present ollice holders and tlieir friends, I have been Instructed by the local G.W.V.A. to write
to you and correct this false Impression, and to point out to our friends
the general public the real alms and
objects of our association.
I may begin by stating that no such
resolution as above quoted has ever
been pussed In tills local, nor would it
be considered for a moment, as we are
most emphatically on record to the
effect that while we believe, all circumstances L*ing equal, that when two or
more parties apply for a government
vacancy, the preference should be
given to the man who has served and
suffered. Still we do not consider that
any particular position should be given
to the returned man regardless of his
fitness for the position, or even 111 the
event where such appointment would
he unfair to the other applicant.
We do consider, and all decent and
patriotic citizens we feel sure agree
with us, that the country certainly
oweB us every opportunity to obtain
such jobs as we would have held had
there been no war, or had we stayed at
home and grabbed such opportunities
for good positions as were offered by
reason of men reslgnllng them to go to
the front, and we do not believe that
any government position should be
held by camouflaged soldiers or any
proven war-dodger. By the former we
refer to certain officers and men whose
sole service consisted of escorting
parties to England and to certain olllcers who have been appointed to good
government positions though their
nearest approach to the firing line has
been target practice In Canada. These
latter we do not think should" bo al
lowed to hold public positions under
the excuse that they have done their
It is not the wish of any self-respecting returned soldier to establish a
"black list" against his civilian friends,
many of whom could not have gone to
the front in any event, and the majority of whom generously gave towards patriotic funds and whose contributions were a welcome addition to
the very meagre allowance given to
our families by the government.
We have more than once heard the
remark "We kept your families In
comfort while you were having a good
time in France, and now you fellows
expect us to keep you on your return." «
Now, I have heard this remark myself by a certain party in business in
this city (who incidentally was persuaded after considerable urging to
subscribe twenty-five cents a month
to the Red Cross, which sum the ladles
collecting state they had considerable
difficulty In gouging out of him), but
it ls hardly necessary to point out that
that Is not the feeling of the public in
general. They gave willingly and forgot it, and we would not have them
get the Impression that we are unreasonable in our demands or ungrateful
to them for their past kindnesses.
We are banded together in n spirit
of comradship, fostered by the privations we have passed through together
and to maintain the traditions which
we established in France, to help those
of us who are down on our luck, and
to take every step to see that the government fulfills some of the many
promises made to us In time of war,
and in this purpose we ask the support
of the public, with tbe expectation of
working together side by side with
mutual good feeling and respect. And
so we most emphatically state that we
wish no man turned out of his position
to make room for a returned man, nor
would we countenance such action.,
We feel sure the public realize that
we are not a body of men banded together with any wish to be unfair to
or to antagonize those not of our order,
but as certain parties persist in starting rumors, which though untrue and
in many cases absurd, still might give
a wrong impression, our local has considered lt would be best to state our
position fully through the medium of
your columns. This I have endeavored -
to do, badly perhaps, but with the intention of a closer and if possible a
more friendly drawing together of ourselves and our friends and well
Secretary G.W.V.A.


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