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; Legislative Library
With which is consolidated the Cumberland News.
MR. H. S. CLEMENTS, member of the House of Commons for
Comox-Alberni, paid a brief visit to Cumberland yesterday.
Mr. Clements is paying a flying visit to his constituency for
the purpose of obtaining first-hand information as to the conditions. Speaking with a representative of The Islander, he stated
that so far as he could see and hear, everything was going along
smoothly in the upper end of the Island. He had never known this
section of the Island to be in a more prosperous condition, and he
found fewer complaints and less unrest than at any time in the
past.  To use his own words:
"In all sections of the north end of the Island prosperity is in
evidence. The logging camps and lumber mills are running at full
capacity, and there appears to be an abundance of employment
for everybody who wishes it. In your own city of Cumberland I
find no unemployment whatever, with the exception of an occasional idle day at the mines. This, of course, is accounted for by
the lack of shipping facilities. If there were a sufficient number of
freight vessels to handle the trade there would be no such thing as
idle days at the mines, except for necessary repairs, for years to
come. When the shipbuilding programme of the government gets
well under way the prosperity at present enjoyed by Cumberland
will be assured, if not increased, for many years to come."
"How about the financial condition of the country?" was a
question put to Mr, Clements.
"There is no country in the world which stands in a better
position financially than does Canada. Of course, with the stringency in the money markets of the world, Canada's borrowing
capacity abroad has about reached its limit. This, however, does
not mean than Canada cannot finance herself. It has been amply
demonstrated during the past three or four years that there is a
suflicient amount of money right here in Canada to supply all the
needs of the government, and the people are not at all backward
in lending it to the Dominion. Yes, I believe there will be another
Victory Loan next year, and for three or four years to come. This,
however, does not mean that Canada is going into debt in the real(
sense of the term; the people are simply lending the money to
"Is there any likelihood of a general election taking place very
"No, I don't think there will be an election until after the
session following the one which will convene shortly. The franchise will be extended to the women of the country, and it will be
necessary to bring into effect legislation looking to this end. The
basis of the franchise will be the same all over the Dominion, and
for this reason the provincial lists cannot be used, because the
various provinces have a different basis for their franchise. I
believe the system of having enumerators will be adopted, as this
has been found the best way to get good clean, fresh lists, and that
is what the people want when they come to do their voting."
"Is there anything in the suggestion made by Gen. Odium
that Gen. Sir Arthur Currie may step inlo the premiership if Sir
Robert Borden is compelled to retire ?"
"I don't believe there is the slightest ground for any such suggestion. Gen. Currie has no desire to enter politics; he is a
soldier, and he feels he can serve his country well enough where he
is. In any event he is entirely aloof from politics, and has many
times expressed his desire to remain so."
"How have you found the returned soldier during your tour;
does he show many signs of discontent or unrest 1"
"Well, those in the large centres of population show considerable discontent, but in the country districts there does not
appear to be very much of it. Of course, we are all aware that
the returned men are not entirely satisfied with the action of the
government on the question of gratuity, but this cannot be avoided-
The country is not in the position financially to undertake such an
enormous outlay, at the present time at least, and I believe the
veterans are beginning to view the whole matter in a different
Mr. Clements had nothing to say with regard to provincial
affairs. He had no idea when a general election would be held, nor
did he care to express an opinion as to how the next contest
would go.
After completing his trip through this district Mr. Clements
will proceed to Ottawa to be present at the openiing o* the House.
This Has Become Necessary
The Islander wishes to announce to the people of
this city and district that hereafter advance notices
for entertainments, dances and other forms of amusement and entertainment, except when being conducted
in connection with purely charitable institutions, will
be charged for at the regular advertising rates for
reading notices. Where space is taken in tne regular
advertising columns advance notices will be published
free of charge. Our experience during the past three
months has proved to us that this step is necessary,
and those interested will please bear this in mind.
Liquidation or Compression of
National Debt May Become
Conviction Confirmed by Judge Barker
and Permission Granted to Appeal
to Supreme Court
Last Tuesday at Nanaimo the case
of the four Cumberland men found
guilty of Illegal hunting by Magistrate
Beevor-Potts and against which an
appeal was taken, came up before
Judge Barker. None of the accused
gave testimony and the crown did not
call upon any of Its witnesses.
The Judge reviewed the evidence as
produced at the original trial and
confirmed the finding of   the   lower
Counsel for the accusod was granted
permission to appeal to the Supreme
Court, and accordingly tbe case will
low come before that body. Tlie time
let for the hearing of the appeal ls
iome time during the month of May,
'he accused In the meantime being allowed their liberty.
Poll Tux Collection).
The provincial police is busy gathering ln all those who are liable to the
provincial poll tnx. Already a large
number have paid up, but there arc
still many more to come.
(Special Dispatch to Thc Islander.)
Paris, Jan. 30.—Commenting upon
the exchange situation, a Paris newspaper says thiB Is one of the^gravest
crises of the past live years. If no
remedy is possible and If gangrene has
infected tbe national organism, only
an operation will save us. In financial
language this means liquidation or
some kind of compression of our debt
The financial policy of the French
Government is to avoid restricting
trade with all nations, particularly
her allies and associates, and any prohibition of imports will be measured
only by absolute necessities of the exchange situation. Although the gravity
of the situation is fully appreciated
it may be said that there is no panic,
the feeling ln official circles being that
necessary sacrifices must be made at
once and that they will be willingly
made by the people. It is estimated
that it will require about five years
for France to overcome her financial
Special Despatch to The Islander.
Vancouver, Jan. 30.—Prohibition
before the closing session on Thursday
night of the provincial Anglican Synod.
Dean Quanton of Victoria Introduced
a resolution asking for enforcement of
the present provincial prohibition act
in the interests of law and order and
of true temperance without hlnderance
from the federal government. The resolution also asked for relief from the
degrading burden that was imposed
upon doctor with regard to prescriptions. Strong exception was taken to
this resolution by a number of doctors
and after considerable discussion it
was withdrawn.
Messrs. Wm. Horwood and Wm.
Matheson arrived from Revelstoke
last Wednesday on a month's vacation
and are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer, who have
been here on a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
W. Robinson, returned to thoir home
In the Crow's Nest on Wednesday.
John Sutherland, manager of the
Big Store, Simon Leiser & Co., Ltd.,
left for Victoria on Monday.
J. C. Mortimer, provincial constable
left for .N'anainio on Monday and returned on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Davidson of Victoria are here on a visit to Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Graham.
The Misses Downey of Comox were
here during the week on a visit to Mrs.
C. Dando.
Earl Fletcher of the Geo. A. Fletcher
Music Co., Nanaimo, arrived on Thursday.
Well-known Lady Pusses Away.
The many friends of Mra, Lockwood
Wray, a lady well-known In Cumberland, will be pained to learn that she
passed away to her reward at Fernie,
B.C., early this month.
Locul Lad Successful.
Mr. W. H. Mordy, son of Mr. T.
Mordy, City Clerk, Cumberland, B.C.
came second in Intermediate examinations for chartered accountants, at.
Vancouver. .
Came First in the List of Domin
ions Contributing Men
for the War.
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
I jiiilon, Jan. 30.—Revised figures
compiled by British statisticians on
the contributions of the various Allied
nations to the fighting forces during
the war place Canada well In the lead
of the overseas dominions not employing native troops. The Dominion is
credlt«<l with C10.886 effectives, Australia coming next in tbe list wltb
416,809. India's army, composed largely of native troops, waB 1,41)1,350. The
statement shows that Great Britain
during the period of the war placed
a grand total of 8,854,467 men in the
field. The contributions of the United
States ls estimated at 2,000,000 men.
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
Ottawa, Jan. 30.—A suggestion was
made before the parliamentary committee Investigating the question of
soldiers' civil re-establisbment last
session tbat a scheme of small holdings for market gardens in the vicinity
of towns and cities should be established. The scheme was based on a
system of circulation from rivers and
streams within reach of the land selected. The government has decided
that on constitutional grounds it could
not participate in such a scheme, the
federal authorities having no Jurisdiction over streams in the provinces.
Anything done would bave to be done
by tbe provinces.
Dunsmuir Avenue Concern Does Some
House Cleaning and Makes Other
(Special Dispatch to Tbe Islander.)
London, Jan. 30.—The Labor party
In Great Britain has embarked on a
bold campaign for enlisting in its
ranks the "blackcoated workers," or
as they are now familiarly called the
"Salariat." To obtain this object a
conference bas been called composed
of mill operators, engineers, draught-
men, transport clerks, insurance officials, scientific workers and bank officials. There ls every probability of
many of the associations joining hands
with the Labor party, and the new converts will undoubtedly become the
leaders of the party. The fault up to
now has been that the Labor party in
Parliament was too much a servant of
the trades unions.
(Special Dispatch to The Islander.)
London, Jan. 30.—Lower prices will
be long coming, said Rt. Hon. Reginald
iMcKenna, former chancellor of the
exchequer and now chancellor of the
London City and Midland Bank, addressing the stockholders today. Any
attempt suddenly to bring about a decrease in the cost of living he said
would mean disaster. The spending
power of the public has Increased from
one and a quarter billion pounds lu
1918 to two and three-quarter billion
pounds at present, he said.
Victoria, Jan. 30.—The Legislature
opened on Thursday afternoon. After
the usual preliminaries the House adjourned until Monday. Mr. C. F. Nelson
of Slocan will move the address in
reply to the speech from the throne
and Dr. Sutherland of Revelstoke will
second it.
THE following press dispatch, received during the week will be
of interest to the residents of Cumberland-   It is interesting
because it sheds some light upon the attitude which the
Provincial Government has maintained towards the Canadian Collieries, and the comments of the London Times and the London
Telegraph are somewhat of a rebuke for those in control at
Victoria. Coming just at the opening of the Legislature it will no
doubt have the effect of causing considerable discussion and of
being a source of worry to those who have apparently not been
showing a very kindly feeling toward certain vested interests in
the province:
London, Jan. 27.—A scheme has been adopted for the reconstruction of the capital of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Limited, a British Columbia concern, which disappointed the hopes
of those to whom over two million pounds, five percent, first mortgage gold bonds were issued- in 1910. The reorganization will
enable if necessary prior lien bonds to be placed in front of existing bonds, present holders to surrender mortgage and arrears of
interest and receive an equivalent amount in five percent, income
debenture stock with $100 per hundred pounds in new preferred
stock and $500 per hundred pounds in ordinary stock. The effect
is that the creditors become the owners of the property without
delay and, without the expense of foreclosure, and the Company
is free from continual menace of insolvency, through its inability
to meet fixed charges. The Times approves of the scheme as does
the Telegraph which also criticizes the attitude of the British
Columbia legislature, having been the reverse of helpful to such an
undertaking. It is hoped, adds the newspaper, that better counsels
now prevail with the Government and capital will be less shy of
venturing into the province.
During the past few weeks Mr. J.
H. Cameron of the Cumberland Motor
Works haa made some very necessary
alterations to Ills building, and has
also been doing considerable house
cleaning. A series of shelving has
been installed In which repairs and
accessories for motor cars may be kept
ready to hand, and a liberal application of fresh paint has worked wonders
to tbe appearance of the building.
Just at present Mr. Cameron is kept
pretty busy in his hospital for sick
cars, and he also reports the prospects
for the sale of new cars this year as
being very bright.
An Enjoyable Whist Drive and
Dance Held—Good Sleighing
Indulged In.
Men Prominent in Business Life of the
Metropolis     Acconipuny     Loral
Member on His Trip.
A trio of prominent business men of
Vancouver visited Cumberland yesterday, having come here iu compuny
with Mr. H. S. Clements, M.P. Tbe
party travelled by motor and stopped
at various points on the road, combining business with pleasure. They
were Mr. Charles M. Buscombe, the
well-known crockery merchant; Mr.
Charles Deitrlch, Jr., of tho Shurly-
Deitrlch Co., and Mr. Perry C. Town.
They will tour the whole of thc upper
portion of the Island.
Holy Trinity, Anglican Diamond
Jubilee Anniversary services of Anglican work on Vancouver Island, Morning prayer and Holy Communion nl
11 a.m. Special corporate Communion
for W.A. and ail church workers
Royston School at 3.30 p.m. Evening
prayer and sermon at Holy Trinity al
7 p.m. Special preacher, Dr. Quuinton
Dean of Columbia. Dr. Qualnton wil.
also address a united church meeting
In St. John's Church, Courtenay, on
Saturday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m.
St. George's Presbyterian Church-
Services will be held at the usual
hours tomorrow.
Grace Methodist-Services tomorrow      Mrs. W. II. Youhlll returned in
will be held at the usual hours. couver on Monday.
Union Bay, Jan. 30.—A whist drive
and dance was held In the School Hall
last Thursday evening. A large number attended. Progressive whiHt was
enjoyed until 10 o'clock when the floor
was cleared ami dancing commenced.
Courtenay Jass Orchestra supplied the
music. Many catchy selections were
rendered during the evening, the greatest hits of all being "Fox Trot,"
"Ladles' Choice," "I'll Say She Docs,"
"Too Slow!" All thoBc who attended
voted the evening a great success.
Mr. Broiler has purchased .Mr. Partridge's shure In llie business of Dale
& Partridge, and will make bin Inline
In Union Bay. Thc firm will be known
In future as "Dtile & Broiler."
Sleighing was enjoyed  by n great
number at Union Uny early this week,
tlie hill pusl Fraser & Home's being
the scene of all the excitement,
.Mr. A. Aui'hinvole was n pd '"ligi'r
by Friday morning's iruiii for Victoria,
The    following    vessels    coalcsl   ol
Union Hay during llie week:
Muluspimi, coastwise.*
Grey, Victoria.
Burrard and hcowh, Vancouver.
Chemainus, coastwise.
.Moresby, coastwise.
Joyful and scows, Comox,
Hulk 100, Vancouver.
Peerless, coastwise.
Dauntless, coastwise.
Canadian Raider, Australia.
Olive M„ coastwise.
Sadie and scows, Vancouver.
Ketchlcan, Alaska.
Isaac Reed, San Francisco.
Glenboro, coastwise.
Vancouver, coastwise.
Relief, San Frauclaco.
Oregon nnd scows, Seattle,
Auto Numbers \n» Itrudy.
Owners of automobiles nro reminded
that their numbers are now In the
bands of the provincial police and may
be obtained. In order lo ovolil com
plications Ihey should procure tho
same at once, as last year's numbei
win not be recognised as valid.
Van i
Page Two
January 31,1920.
Editor Islander,—The critic j found In thnt most unimaginative en-
who reported on the concert j vlronment, the live and ten-cent store,
given at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre last : Without exaggeration it can be sold
Friday week has chosen to en- that only the persoi ality of Mae Marsh
lighten us on certain demerits ill would shine In such a cheap setting.
Miss Stevens' violin playing that And " does
Qka  lu   «o,
are astonishing, and to me amusing-
Being famili.tr with every solo
she played it would interest me
very much to know where she
was faulty in any fourth position
work. Might I also enquire
where she was guilty of a tendency to too much slurring? I
was very interested in her bowing work and thought it particularly clean. She is thought quite
a lot of by her fellow professionals in Vancouver, two of whom
informed me- there only last
Thursday that, with close application she will develop into a
gonil soloist. One of my informants is regarded as one of the
teachers on the Coast.
Any young person who starts
out on a professional career in
music has to stand criticism as il
tomes along; but for heaven's
sake let it be just criticism ami
let it come from qualified parties.
In thi3 case it is directly knocking the artist in question. I am
sufficient of an authority to
make the assertion. The party
who accuses Miss Stevens of
slurring too much in any of her
solos played here simply does not
know what he or she is talking
I would esteem it a favor if
you will give this communication the same publicity which
you gave the report of the concert.
I Mr. Owen's Vancouver.friend is no
doubt perfectly correct when he says
that "with close application Miss
Stevens will develop Into, a good
soloist. -Eil.J
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The Cumberland Orchestra pleased
n fairly large audience at the llo-llo
Theatre last Sunday evening whon
tliey put on the first of a series of
concerts which it is proposed to hold
on Sunday evenings during the remainder of the season. The performance was in every way a credit to the
conductor ond the musicians alike.
Tlie selections on the programme were
sufficiently varied to display the ability
of the players, and the applause aftor
each number testilied as to the audience's approval. It would, perhaps,
have been more pleasing had there been
played a good collection of British
airs, either Scotch or Irish, In preference to the American numbers rendered, and this no doubt will be attended to at the next concert, which
is booked for a week from tomorrow
evening. Cumberland is to tie congratulated upon having in its midst sucli a
splendid collection of musicians.
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The Artists' Trio, which appears al
the llo-llo Theatre next Wednesday
evening. Is receiving very favorable
comment from the critics in the
various cities In which they have been
playing recently. Particularly flattering notices are given of the work ol
.Mrs. MacKelvIe us a cartoonist, whose
pictures are described as those having
a purpose us well as humor. The lady
draws with either hand with equal
facility. Miss Florence Thorpe Is
credited with being an exceptionally
good performer on the mandolin, ami
she Is nlso the possessor of a rich con-
tralto voice. Miss Alma Merrlman as a
reader Is in a class by herself. She possesses an exquisite speaking voice and
has real histrionic ability. She also
plnys the piano and cornet very well.
Mae Marsh's art lies in being typical
ol* a million girls. She Is at her best
when given the opportunity to be wistful, dreamy aud thc victim of circumstances, lu this guise she comes as
"Spotlight Sudie" in her newest picture
to the Ilo-Ilo Theatre next Tuesday
night. It is said that rarely, if ever,
hns she had a role more completely
to her liking nor has she been seen as
the principal ligure In a play more human and poignant and charming tliuu
this romance of Ireland and the
Apart from the fidelity and beauty
of the scenes close to the Irish Sea,
and the dramatic ones in the theatre,
"Spotlight Sudie" Is replete with illuminating flushes of Mue Marsh's
unique individuality. Often they are
seen lu short episodes apart from tlie
niitin Issue of tho narrative, but once
viewed her status
never ill (lullbt.
She is Sadie Sullivan, who bas com*'
from the Emerald 1 ile to live with her
sister In America, the land of magic
promise. Like countless others hei
castle In the air fades into humdru*;.
work—hard work. She dispense-
household trifles from behind u counter. Yet many of her admirers will
concede that the whimsical Goldwyii
star ls at ber best In this scene. Questioned about it by a caller at the bis',
California studios Miss Marsh smile I
"How can I tell you anything you
don't know about playing such a
scene?" she smiled. "One just does as
one feels. If the result pleases, the i
the player Is pleased. I think it all
comes from whether one has sympathy or not. I believe I have much,
especially for girls such as Sadie Sullivan. Her dreams and aspirations belong to us all at one time or anotbor.
The thoughtful actress remembers her
uwn dreams and tries to live them over
again when ' sbe is playing such a
role," was Mae Marsh's characteristics
ally feminine way of disposing of the
The five and ten-cent store shown
in "Spotlight Sadie" was equipped
with articles obtained from a real
store In Los Angeles and as every
player in California keeps bouse. Miss
.Marsh had a hard time reminding her
associates that she couldn't really sell
them nil the spoons and pans and tinware they wanted.
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What's the best way to get acquainted with a pretty girl when you don't
even know her name? in his new
photoplay, "Brass Buttons/' William
Russell solves the problem by borrowing a policeman's uniform, selecting
this particular disguise because lie
imagines her a lady's maid. As it happens she's as wealthy and fashionable
as she ls beautiful—but tbe bogus
"copper" gets away with the situation,
Just at first, to be sure, the really-
truly maid threatens to introduce tlie
jealousy of the woman scorned into an
already complicated situation, but happily this Is diverted by the opportune
release of her lover from the prison
where he has been "spending the
The borrowed uniform gets Russell's hero into some very snappy
scraps before tlie wedding cake is
served; but, what these difficultios are
and how resourcefully he deals with
them, one must see for one's self when
"Brass Buttons" appears^ the Ilo-
Ilo Theatre next Thursday.
The part of the society girl, wbo
garbs herself as a French maid, all for
Bweet love's sake, ls prettily portrayed
by Eileen Percy. Carl Stockdalc, bad
man specialist, and "Bull" .Montana,
famed as the possessor of the ugliest
phiz" In the celluloid world, are
splendid ln their roles, as are likewise
Helen Howard, Frank Brownlee and
Wilbur Higby.
Tills unusual photoplay, liko tin
rest of the "Big Bill" series, was made
under the capable direction of Henry I
King. It is the lirth of the new series
produced by William Russell Produ.:- '
lions for the American Film Company,
and strikes one as being the cream ol
the lot thus far. It ls sure to bring
many recruits into the ranks of Run-
sell enthusiasts.
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Annette Kellerman, the modern
mermaid, and type of the perfectly
built woman, Is at work on a film
series giving nn education to men and
women In physical exercising. Who
viiubl not like to join In, under such a
teacher? She hopes to follow this up
,y skipping round the world with a
cinema camera, and making pictures
or ull the nations at their national
games and dunces. Rather a neiit nl-
leruullvc to the nations at war pictures we have been seeing for the past
few years!
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111 all of Charlie Ray's latest plays a
potato appears somewhere In the picture. "Tls for luck," Charlie says.
Being a fellow-countryman of Kid
Murphy, we glory In the prominence
.bus given him! By the same token.
However, we are hoping this vegetable-
mascot thing doesn't spread to other
piuyers. We'd hate like sixty to see,
for instance, a water-melon or a bunch
or spinach bob up in all of Elsie Ferguson's society dramas," says Harry J.
Smalley in Picture-Play.
Those venerable Drew pictures, excellent though tbey all were when
new, have only a mournful Influence
In most audiences since Sidney Drew-
passed away. Was lt not when the
rubicund John Bunny died that It was
as an artiste In I first realized that ever so good a fllm
does not well survive the death of one
THE RED MASK OF EVIL hides the leering face of-Whom?
Lurking in the shadows—spying at all times—clutching at the destiny*
of this brave man and his spirited love-mate, this figure of mystery is
ever alert on its mission of terror!
in VITAGRAPH'S Greatest Melodramatic Mystery Serial
Every Saturday Evening.
I a l Sum mSmmmtetm nr n-ir-rr--ir-i .■•.-•w«rs<v jt- ^
One night only.   No pictures. Doors open at 7:30,
performance commences at 8 p.m.
I THE ARTISTS' TRIO is presented to the public with the knowledge that novelty unless
combined with real artistic excellence is of
little value to a community either for entertainment or intellectual progress. The bureau
feels in giving you the opportunity to enjoy
this company they are doing their share to advance the cause of art. Each member has been
chosen fur her individual work as well as for
the ensemble that makes a harmonious whole.
«[ MRS. VERA MACKELVIE is a charming
young woman. She has studied for a number
of years at; the Chicago Art Institute and is
known for her excellent draftsmanship. This,
combined with a beautiful personality and a
fine singing voice insures a pleasant evening.
Her work is above the ordinary cartoonist and
her pictures have purpose as well .is humor.
She draws with both hands with equal facility.
Mrs. MacKelvie is a graduate of the dramatic.
department of the Lyceum Arts.Conservatory,
Chicago. She is not inexperienced in public
work, having filled many professional engagements on the Coast.
<[ MISS FLORENCE THORPE is a beautiful
young girl who for two years was with the
Beverley Entertainers as one of their leading
members. The mandolin, in the hands of an
amateur, ceases to be a musical instrument,
but in the hands of Miss Thorpe beauties are
revealed which few people have ever known
existed in the mandolin. Miss Thorpe is the
possessor of a rich contralto voice, thus contributing an important feature to the programme by her singing.
If In MISS ALMA MERRIMAN we have made a
real find as a reader. She possesses an exquisite speaking voice and real histrionic ability.
Her part of the programme consists of really
interesting material, new stories and sketches
used by no other reader. She is especially good
in character work. Miss Merriman also plays
the piano and cornet.
Adults SOc
Children 25c
Boxes   75c
Saturday, January 31.
'The Cambric Mask"
Episode 2. of the
'Iron Test"
Monday, February 2.
"Rustling a Bride"
Tuesday, February 3.
"Spotlight .Sadie"
Thursday, February 5.
"Brass Buttons"
Friday, February 6.
"The Rainbow Trail"
"Shadows of her Past"
An outstanding example of thia Is I ot Its chief characters? January 31,1920.
Page Three.
THAT the returned soldier has become aroused to the point
where he intends to enter the political arena in order that he
may obtain that to which he feels he is justly entitled, was
amply demonstrated at the regular meeting of the Great War
Veterans' Association on Tuesday evening last. The question of
entering politics came up in the form of a communication from
the president of the provincial association asking that the local
branch answer a series of questions, among which was one as to
whether the membership were favorable to entering the political
arena and also as to the manner in which that entry should be
made—whether in the form of an independent party or forming
a coalition with some other party.
From the commencement it was very evident that there was
no difference of opinion as to the desirability of entering politics,
as all the members were apparently agreed upon that point, and
the discussion hinged upon the manner in which the association
should enter the arena. During the discussion it was brought out
very clearly that the veterans are not at all satisfied with the
treatment they have been receiving at the hands of both the
Dominion and Provincial Governments. It was made clear that
they no longer put faith in the promises of party politicians of
either side. It was stated emphatically by every one who spoke
that deeds and not promises were the only things which the returned men would consider.
Whatever party the veteran links up with must be willing to
make an even break, that is the returned soldier branch of the
coalition must have an equal say with the other branch as to the
policy to be pursued, and if the party should succeed in capturing
sufficient seats in the House of Commons to place them in the
majority, then the veterans must be given equal consideration
when the question of forming a government comes up.
This was the purport of a resolution passed, which was to the
effect that the Cumberland branch favored entering the political
field by forming a coalition with whatever party would grant them
the best terms, be that party Conservative, Liberal or Labor, but
in any event the terms must include a "fifty-fifty" break. As to
what course would be pursued in case none of the existing political
parties were willing to grant the veterans an even footing nothing
definite was decided upon, but it appeared to be the consensus of
opinion that in such an event the soldiers would have to strike out
Several of the speakers pointed out that the latter course was
not the most desirable one, and should only be adopted as a last
resort. It was, however, infinitely better than placing reliance
upon the promises of men who had. already demonstrated that
they would not live up to their engagements with the returned
citizen. The plan which appeared to have the great majority of
supporters was that the party with whom the veterans coalesced
must agree to give the returned men an equal share in the candidates put into the field, that is in at least half the constituencies
a returned soldier would be nominated and would be supported by
the other branch of the coalition, and the same guarantee would
be .extended to the other party by the veterans. Should the party
as thus amalgamated succeed in capturing a majority of the seats
and it became necessary for that party to assume power, there
should be an equal division of the portfolios, irrespective as to
whether the representatives of the two branches who succeeded
in being elected were equal or otherwise; that is, if the returned
men succeeded in electing more men than did the other branch,
they would grant to that other branch the right to equal representation in the cabinet, and the same would hold good if the strength
of the two branches was reversed.
Throughout the whole discussion it was plainly evident that
the veterans are in deadly earnest in this matter, and that now
that they have embarked on the sea of politics they intend to
prosecute a vigorous campaign in the fight for what they deem
is their rights.
Although the resolution was adopted by a large majority, it
was decided that the question was too important to be decided
without giving every member an opportunity of voting upon it.
With this idea in view it was decided to have the secretary send
out notices to all members apprising them of the fact that the
question will come up for final discussion and decision at the next
regular meeting on Tuesday next, and that those members who
find it impossible to be present be given the right to vote by ballot
addressed to the secretary.
The returned men know the advantage of having their full
force operating in unison, and they are desirous of giving every
member the fullest opportunity to express his opinions on this
most important question. Accordingly it is expected that practically all members of the G.W.V.A. will be on hand next Tuesday
night to vote upon the question of entering the political field and
how it shall be done.
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General taxes , .'... 4.954.74
School taxes    7,496.36
Sale of lota     605.00
Police court fines   - 471.60
Scavenger buckets        21.70
Scavenger arrears     108.23
Sewer rental       50.16
School hospital receipts   2,219.96
Hauling       188.76
Pound fees       13.00
Stable account      10.00
Rent of park       14.00
Road taies        260.00
Scales account         6.75
Night watchman        420.00
Cement walk   2,471.88
Dog tax        40.OO
School grants  .'. 10,807.30
Night school fees       83.10
Night school grant     210.00
Temporary loan   4,000.00
Cement paving account (material sold)     106.80
Sundries       42.07
Sale of lots $    15,80
Salaries—T. Mordy  $ 135.00
R. Pearce     200.00
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A. McKinnon    470.00
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Scavenger buckets   821.00
School hospital  1,806.74
Stable   650.94
Sundries   470.31
Advertisinlg   _  224.37
Election  expenses    97.84
Office—Audits f 40.00
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Sundries   601.62
Telephone   _  47,00
Fire protection   674.79
Sewer repairs  ■ 67.26
Street lighting  .".  764.60
Isolation hospital   5.85
Tools     13.20
Workmen's Compensation Board  27.21
Dog tax   5.30
Road tax  ,  14,00
Street labor  ,  628.50
Scales account  3.00
City buildings  723.28
Interest and discount   135.41
Watchman   420.00
Cement silewalk  „ _  4,169.89
Street material '  1,687.05
City expenditure for 1919   16,456.89
School expenditure  14.727.62
Temporary loan repaid    3,000.00
Outstanding cheques from 1918 paid     1,250.88 ■
General Rates—
Arrears (1919 rates plus Interest)  $ 653.56
Delinquent (1919 arrears plus Interest)    451.67
-$ 1,005.23
School Rates-
Arrears     479.97
Delinquent     208.24
School District Extensions—
Arrears    182.15
Delinquent       97.20
Less Damuge Thnn 1'sunl Caused by
Storms und Snow In the Northern
l'nrt of thc Island.
The month of January behaved Itnell
rather better than usual In the norlli
ern portion of the Island at least. This
1 statement Is made on the authority of
Mr. Thomas Hudson of Union Cay,
whose duties require him to look after
repairs to the government telegraph
line for a distance of about thirty-five
miles tn this district.
Mr. Hudson states that this is the
first January ln his twenty-one years
experience that he has not been called
upon to repair or rebuild portions of
the government line through damage
caused by snow and storms. The line
was not out of commission once during the month.
Austrian war vessels, which, under
the terms of the peace treaty, must be
handed over to the Allies, have undergone a "second Scapa Flow," but on a
smaller scale, according to a telegram
received from Turin by way of Lugano.
The dispatch states that the Allied
naval commission, which arrived recently at Cattaro, confirms first reports that the Austrian fleet had been
seriously disabled. The Austrians are
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Sewer rentals  71.21
Scavenger arrears   200.54
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Accounts Receivable 	
Real Estate and Holdings-
Land acquired by corporation  1708.17
City   buildings   3500.00
Equipment and Stock on Hand-
Wagons, sleighs and sundries
Fire hall apparatus	
Fire motor truck 	
 ,    300.00
Office furniture    356.00
Piping      113,38
Feed       31.00
Plow       34.11
Cash In Bank
Total Assets  $14,794.29
Accounts payable      559.59
Excess of Assets over Liabilities   14,234.7(1
d. r. Mcdonald,
City Clerk.
said to have destroyed or removed the
principal parts of the machinery of
the ships, rendering them incapable of
navigation. Only the hulls remain in
good condition. Repairs, It Is stated,
will require several months before the
vessels can be made ready for the sea.
The fleet Includes one battleship,
three large cruisers, four torpedo
cruisers, twelve torpedo boats uml
some smaller craft. The Austrians arc
declared to have acknowledged the
damage but to have blamed Ihe
Czecho-SIovaks and the Jugo-Slavs.
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Grey Blankets, a pair, $10 (\(\
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NANAIMO, B.C. Page Four
January 31,1920.
3% .Mantor
Published eveery Saturday morning at Cumberland, B.C.
W. H. YOUHILL, Editor.
The returned soldiers of British Columbia, as
represented by the Great War Veterans' Associ
ation, have at last decided to enter the field of
politics, and there to fight for their rights as they
see them.   It has taken them a long while to
make up their minds to adopt this course, but
they apparently have been forced to take this
step.   Viewed at from all angles, it is not to be
wondered at lhat the returned men have deviated
from the platform which they laid down for
themselves at the time of organizing the Great
War Veterans' Association.   One of the clauses
in their constitution stipulated that they woultl
not go actively into politics, but this was at a
time when they had every reason to believe that
they  would   receive  fair  treatment  from the
powers that be.   Since then it has been demonstrated, to their satisfaction at least, that in view
of the many promises made   before going and
after coming back from the war,   they cannot
place any reliance in promises made by party
politicians, and they have determined not to rely
upon anyone but to   depend   upon   their   own
To say that the entry of the veterans into the
political arena will have a far-reaching effect is
only putting it mildly. There were all told something over 500,000 men who wont overseas, besides a great many who did not succeed in leaving
Canada- Out of that number some 00,000 lie
buried ih France or Flanders, and these, of course,
have no voting strength of their own. They have,
however, left behind them thoso who will stand
in their stead at election day, and together with
those men who have returned, many of them
maimed, and the friends and relatives of all overseas men, they will wield a voting power which no
political party can afford to ignore. And there
can be no doubting that the veterans will prosecute a vigorous campaign. They have learned
the advantages of united action while in the field,
and they will follow the same tactics ih politics.
There is every reason to believe that the veterans
will go into the political fight with the same spirit
in which they went over the top at Vimy Ridge
and Passchendaele, and that they will as stubbornly resist the attacks of their adversaries' as
they did in the early days of the war at Ypres.
The programme as now mapped out anticipates
a coalition with one of the present political
parties. This amalgamation, however, is contingent upon the veterans getting a "fifty-fifty"
break in the matter of candidates to be placed in
the field, and also in the composition of the cabinet should the coalition succeed to power. They
feel that their voting strength entitles them to
this and they will be content with nothing less.
They have decided that they will not throw
their support to any man who can not do more
than make promises and who is a member of
either of the old parties. They h»ve learned to
their cost that these men are party men first,
last and all the time; that is they will obey the
behest of the party leaders, even to the lengtlv-of
turning their backs on the men to whom they
made such glowing promises and who in a great
measure wore responsible for their election. They
are well aware that just as soon as a member of
Parliament enters the caucus, whether it be that
of the government or the opposition, he loses his
independence and he must needs pay heed to the
instructions of the party whip if he wishes to
escape political oblivion. The veterans know this
and decline to any longer pin their faith to the
party politician.
The veterans also know that so long as the
present party system of government is maintained the caucus will be the real ruling power,
and so they have decided to form a party themselves, or assist in forming one aid to play the
politicians at their own game. In this they will
only be repeating their performance.-; in the field.
The Germans soon learned that the Canadian
soldier was not slow to adopt his tactics, against
himself, and in the coming political struggle the
other political parties will discover that the party
to which the veterans belong can just as adroitly
play their game.
The veterans have discovered that passing
resolutions and sending deputations to the seat
of government is of little avail. They know from
experience that the promise of "serious consideration" means nothing if the party caucus decrees that nothing should be done, and they evidently intend to use the only weapon upon which
they can rely—the ballot.
As to which party the veterans will amalgamate with one can scarcely figure out. The party
at present in power at Ottawa has incurred the
displeasure of the returned men as a result of its
refusal or neglect to fulfill its promises solemnly
made, and the opposition has not ingratiated itself with the old soldier- There is, however, a
likelihood that a certain large section of the party
which has been supporting the government may
withdraw that support and return to the old party
lines. In this case it would not be a difficult
matter to bring this section and the veterans
together. If this should be accomplished there
can be very little doubt as to the result of the
voting at the next general election, and that both
the straight opposition and governmeet parties
will find themselves in a hopeless minority.
There is, however, a possibility that the veterans may join with the moderate labor element,
because after all this,is the class to.which_the
majority of the returned men belong. Before
going to war tl e greater part of them were
numbered with what, is known as the labor class,
and while they may not agree witii the Labor
party as popularly known by that name, there
are hundreds of thousands of men in the labor
movement with whom they can and do agree.
and these are the ones with whom the veterans
may possibly amalgamate.
But whatever course the veterans may decide
upon, the other political parties will discover in
the next contest that they have opposed to them
i united body of men who will neither ask nor
give quarter.
The government of Holland has declined the
•equest of the Allied powers that she turn the
ormcr Emperor of Germany over to them for
rial for the mi ideeds committed under and by
his authority curing the Great War, and the
(uestion is natu .'ally being asked as to what will
lappen to that country now.   It will be remembered when the last British elections were being
tield, Premier Lloyd George declared emphatically that William Hohenzollern would be brought
"o trial when th-*; League of Nations had been set
ip, and Lloyd George has never been made conspicuous at any time by going back on his prom-
ses.   Holland is a small and weak nation compared with Great Britain and the other Allies,
and it would not be a difficult matter for any of
shem to compel her to hand over the ruffian Hun
by using force.   Her weakness in this respect,
however, will not militate against her, because it
is beyond the bounds of possibility that the very
nations which went to war on the question of
especting the sovereign rights of smaller nations
should now turn on the little  country  which
maintains its right to grant a haven of refuge
or political outlaws.
It must also not be forgotten that for years
Great Britain has been doing the very thing
which Holland is now doing. When General
Boulanger attempted to emulate Napoleon and
his coupe was discovered before he had gained
ontrol of the state he escaped and fled to
England, where he was granted a safe refuge.
The late King of Portugal has also found a peaceful home in England ever since he was dethroned,
and there have been many other instances where
men guilty of high political offences have found
immunity on British soil.
The case of the ex-Kaiser, however, is vastly
different from that of either of the two men
above referred to. He has charged against him
the taking of innocent lives and outrages such
as the world has seldom if ever known. He is
not charged with high treason, as was Boulanger,
but he is charged with murder, and the murderer
has never found a haven of refuge in Great Bri'
tain; at least not within the past century or two.
And the Kaiser's crimes ware not only against
the countries over which his armies ran; they
were against humanity at large, and he is therefore not entitled to the protection of any country
which has respect for itself and the well-being
jf the world. If the Kaiser is allowed to go unpunished, what guarantee has the world that
someone else will not dare to follow in his footsteps and plunge the world into carnage greater
than that, witnessed between 1914 and 1918? The
Allied nations have a difficult problem confronting
them in the matter of the securing of the ex-
Kaiser and bringing him to trial, but it is safe
to say that they will hit upon some means whereby they will accomplish their aims. But what
will become of Holland as a result ol her refusal
to give up one whom she can not consider in any
other light than that of a murderer?
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overflowing with last Tuesday's fine sleighing.
The sound of a fog-horn may mean everything
to the mariner, but the honk of the automobile
horn has very little meaning for the jay-walker.
The United Farmers of Ontario are beginning
to discover that it is not all smooth sailing when
the government of the country is being considered.
When one reads the accounts in the newspapers of the actions of people when an ordinary
earthquake makes itsel#-felt one is tempted to
wonder what kind of a dust they would kick up
if Gabriel should suddenly sound his trumpet.
For the next fve or six weeks we will be entertained by the misfits at Victoria sidestepping the
many embarrassing questions which will be put
to them in the House, and none will be more
amusing than their evasion of those regarding
the enforcement of the Prohibition Act.
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CUMBERLAND, B.C. January 31,1920.
Page Five.
"Kindly permit us, through your columns to acknowledge the
Ignorance of one who. In the pages of Tim Islander, Imagines he cun
gain the confidence of the sports of that city by bucIi nonsensical abuse
as wns published In the last edition. He (not the Cumberland footballers) accuses the South Wellington boys as being anything but true
sports, and says throughout the league that we were unfair. Is he dreaming of his palmy days hi Vancouver and his promotion to The Islander,
or does he listen to the prattle of some fool? No sensible person ever
told him this.
"For his benefit we might say that the South Wellington team met
every schedule game, paid every bill, did not have one protest entered
against It, never protested a game, and accepted every ruling without
a kick. Can all the otlier teams of the Upper Island League say the
"Since he wrote the uncalled-for article witli no authority from the
Cumberland football management, lie evidently has been appointed the
whole show, for in the last issue the assertion is made that the final will
be played on a lot more of his imaginative days, too silly to mention.
"Mr. Islander'Editor, If you want to see sport, first of all be a sport.
The boys of your town don't appreciate your methods, we know. Yours,
. with the Cumberland boys for clean sport.
THE above communication appeared in the Nanaimo Herald
dated January 26, and is signed by the executive of the South
Wellington team. The first reprint of The Islander of January 17 is the article referred to by South Wellington. The third is
a "jab" from Old Sport's column, and the second is a reprint of
the league meeting here. The answer to South Wellington's letter
lies in these reprints. With regard to the statement that the
articles referred to were published without the authority of the
Cumberland footballers, it may be stated that they were all written
by a member of the Cumberland club and one who is thoroughly
conversant with his subject. We have the assurance of the editor
of The Islander that he accepts the statements of a member of the
Cumberland Football Club in preference to that of the executive
of South Wellington.
As far as the imagination of the South Wellington executive
is concerned, it runs riot when they say they played every scheduled game. The whole bone of contention is their refusal to play
a game when ordered to do so by the league. They cannot deny
this statement, no matter how strong the imagination of the writer
of the articles in question may be. We have never questioned their
financial ability, and they are not the only team in the league without protested games, but we have questioned their sportsmanship
in not playing the final game when ordered by the league. Our
nonsensical dates are no more nonsensical than the rulings of the
Upper Island League in ordering a team to play for a championship
twice. The final answer .to the communication lies in these few
words taken from the minutes of the Cumberland Football Club
meeting and shows whether the public of Cumberland and the
management of the team are to be stampeded into a game. The
words are: "The meeting voted that Cumberland should play South
Wellington at Nanaimo if South Wellington would guarantee Cumberland's expenses for both games, that is the games that South
Wellington refused to play at Ladysmith on November 23 and the
game to be played in Nanaimo."
Mr. Nat Bevis, the secretary, mailed these conditions to the
league secretary immediately after the Cumberland meeting on
January 18. There has been no answer to this communication at
the time of going to press in regard to the game. The people of
Cumberland are satisfied that their team can. beat South Wellington team on a football field not in a committee room. The teams
on the lower end of the Island have this advantage: they can get
to a meeting of the Upper Island Association any time; Cumberland cannot, and the usual notification Cumberland gets of a league
meeting is reading the report of it the day after in a Nanaimo
paper. Of course that breeds a lot of trust and confidence in the
U.I.F.A. in Cumberland football enthusiasts. We may be ignorant
and have strong imaginations, also strong nonsensical fancies
regarding dates, but we do know that the above statements are
facts. Followiing are the reprints referred to which appeared in
The Islander:
"At a meeting of the Upper Island Football League held at Nanaimo on
Wednesday night the league decided that Cumberland should piny South
Wellington at Nanaimo, Cumberland selling the dale. This decision is exactly
thc reverse of the one they made when Cumberland travelled south to play
(Continued on Page Six.)
Fred's and Joe's Place
The House of Quality.
hone 69.                                       Cumberland, B.C
Teams Headed  by  the  Dallos
Engage in a Hotly-Contested
Basketball League Game.
Thlrsday night Fred Dallos' aggregation of wonderful basketball players slipped over a five-point victory on
brother Joe's Fakers. The Fakers led
all the way until half-lime, and then
one of their defence men took the
notion to run the Held, and the Fakers
fell down hard from that timo on.
Farmer was lert open time and again,
while Cameron was a busy man endeavoring to stem the tide of Wonders
that hovered around his basket, lt
can't be done—a one-man game.
I/allos the elder played a whale of a
game for the Wonders. Farmer's eye
was off in the first half, but his openings were good in the second half and
he certainly took advantage of them.
Cairns was another shooting star for
the Wonders. Mefa Scavardo Used his
weight to advantage.
Joe Dallos was a bear, aud kept his
brother Fred humping. Klckson was
steadily netting points for his mates.
Nunns ran wild and Cameron had to
step. Robertson was a little slow in
taking chances. Score: Wodners 28,
Camouflage 23. Teams:
Camouflage—Joe Dallos, Cameron,
Robertson, Rlckson, Nunns.
Wonders—Cairns, Fred Dallos, Farmer, Slaughter, Scavardo.
Referee—W, Walker.
Ladles' Preliminaries.
The preliminary game between the
Bevan ladles and the Cumberland
ladles was a mad scramble for baskets.
The Bevan ladles showed their superiority In combination work and managed to nose out a point ahead of the
Cumberland girls when the game was
called on account of injury to Miss
Plnkerton, the Cumberland centre.
Tena Bannerman, Miss Pinkerton and
Miss Stewart were the brilliant ones
for the Cumberland ladles and Mrs.
Dan Bannerman and Mrs. Miller were
the moBt conspicuous of the Bevan
ladies. The teams:
Bevan—Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Banner-
man, Mrs. Chambers, Miss Foprozky,
Miss Michaluk.
Cumberland—MIbs Stewart, Miss
Bannerman, Miss Reese, Miss Plnkerton, Miss Wilcock.
Referees—Lee and Walker.
Ilevnn Schoolboys Win.
Bevan schoolboys were too much for
the Cumberland boys in the preliminary game at the band hall last Tuesday night. The Bevan boys outplayed
the young generation of the Coal City
of the North. Bums, Williams and Pro-
posky shot goal after goal. Cumberland boys lacked combination, and
could not check the Huskle breed from
Bevan. Score 20 to 0. The teams were:
Bevan—Burns, Proposky, Aitken, Williams, Robertson. Cumberland—Richardson, Coe, Graham, Jones, Bartoldl.
Football dime Tomorrow.
If the weather permits, the game
that should have been played between
Bevan and Cumberland A team will
take place tomorrow .Bevan will line
up as strong as they can and Peter
Shearer, the Terpsichorean king, will
have to make his Index letters travel.
.Many   new   players   will   take their
Rowan's Midgets Trim Siberian
Huskies in a Hard-Fought
Basketball Game.
The Bevan Huskies verem twiddles
basketball game In the band hall on
Tuesday night was one of '.lie most exciting games seen In these parts for
some time. Both teams were ".ot at full
strength, Walker and Conti being absent for the Wobblies, and Armstrong
and Bannerman being missed In the
Huskies' line-up. This Is the second
defeat Inflicted on the Huskies by the
Wobblies, once on their own floor at
Bevan and Tuesday's victory.
Thc game was hard-fought from the
start. Wobblies broke away several
times and ran up seven points before
Bevan guards settled down to their
work. Sommerville ln his first senior
game with the Wobblies made a great
showing in this half as did DeKonlnk,
their centre. Their snap shooting of
the basket was a feature of the game
Scaravdo played a useful game at defence, but was inclined to use his
weight too much. Half-time showed the
score as Wobblies 11, Bevan 9, which
indicates the play was fairly even.
In the second half Bevan only
scored tour points and seemed to be
out of condition. Johnny .Miller got
some hard bumps In this half, and the
Lapsansky brothers were checked so
close they had no opportunity to show
their shooting ability. Ed. Hunden
netted four points for the Wobblies in
this session, and Jack Williams had
the Huskle forwards guessing all the
time. His interseptlng ot high passes
was brilliant and his rolling dribble
had them fooled all the way. Lapsansky brothers and Bobble Brown, the
ex-Mayor of Bevan, were the outstanding players for Bevan. Score 23
to 13.   The teams:
Bevan Huskies—Brown, Lewis, Miller, Gus Lapsansky, Joe Lapsansky,
A. Lee, sub for Lewis.
Wobblies—Scavardo, Williams, Dc-
Konink, Hunden, Sommerville.
Referee—F. Dalby.
places on the forward rank. Team A
will field practically the champion's
defence. This will be a good opportunity for the fans to look the boys
Short Jabs
at Sport
South Wellington are hammering
again. If they think a newspaper war
will make them champions, they will
find that The Islander can give them
a battle royal. Lots of Ink and lots
of paper.
*    *    ss
Basketball Is taking a good hold In
town. Good crowds have turned out to
witness the two games played this
ss     *    ss
Limpets Is the designation of the
Cumberland ladles' team. The name is
appropriate,  for  some  of   them   can
(Continue!!  on  Page Eight.)
"Happy Moments"
Dance Club
is the name which has been selected from twenty-eight
submitted in the competition to suggest a name for the
recently-formed dancing club which holds weekly
dances at
The name is a most fitting one, as those who are fond
of dancing and good company will find many Happy
Moments at one of these assemblies, with the best of
music and a splendid floor,
AT A MEETING held this week in the Offices of the Canadian
Collieries the Cumberland Football Club committee met Mr.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent, and Mr. Charles
Graham, district superintendent, and had a friendly talk in regard
to football for the coming season and the fixing of the present football grounds so that it would be a good pitch for the followers of
the round game.
Mr. Thomas Graham explained that the Canadian Collieries
were prepared to go ahead and put the grounds in good shape,
the company expecting to spend close on two thousand dollars
on the project. He said the ground would be uniform in grade;
it was not possible owing to the nature of the ground to make it
level, but the company's surveyors had run their lines and a
uniform grade was the best that could be done. Mr. Graham
stated that his company was prepared to go ahead with this work,
but he would expect the citizens of Cumberland, particularly the
supporters of the football club, to build a fence around the grounds.
The repairs would mean the closing of the grounds for a year, but
he thought it would be a benefit to the city at the end of that time
to have a good playing pitch.
The committee thanked Mr. Graham and the feeling was
unanimous that the fencing of the field and a good pitch were
essential to good football, and the committee accepted the offer of
ihe company.
Mr- Graham offered to get estimates of the lumber necessary
for the fence and a grandstand to seat 500. These estimates
would be separate, as the committee felt that the labor could be
voluntary and the stand could be built after the fence was erected.
Local games could be played on the City Park or at Bevan until
such time as the regular field was ready. ■
Mr. Charles Graham intimated that the company would be
able to arrange trains for the games.
The class of football to be played this summer will be entirely
different from anything in years gone by. Players are liable to
injury on the field at the present time and the executive committee
of the club feel that in co-operation with the Messrs. Graham
they can supply the best football and the best playing ground on
the Island.
The committee is now working on the project and a fencing
fund will be one of its endeavors this summer.
THERE is no room for disputing as to where
you can get the best and coolest glass of beer
in Cumberland.
There can be no argument about it—
JOE DAMONTE sells fresh beer
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 adluance long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
Silver Spring Brewing Company
VICTORIA,   B. C. Page Six.
January 31,1026.
WHEN will the Provincial Government do its duty in tht
matter of providing a magistrate for Cumberland and district? This is a question which the authorities would like
to havo settled as soon as possible. The appointing of a magistrate
lo look after this district has been "up in the air" for severa
mouths, and citizens feel it is about time tho government was making a move. At its last meeting the Cumberland City Council decided to again request the government to make tb-3 -appointment
and those who are charged with the responsibility of seeing thai
the laws of the land are properly observed are anxious to see th'.
position filled so that they will te relieved of the heavy handicat
under which they are at present struggling.
At present, there are several cases which require the attention of a magistrate clothed with the proper authority to try them
but as things remain as they are nothing can be done in the matter
There is in the district a stipendiary magistrate, but he is al
present confined to his bed with a serious illness, and his advanced
years do rot give promise of hi-. »peedy recovery. In any event
he lives loo far from Cumberland to meet the requirements of tht
city, a magistrate resident here being what is urgently needed.
The district is also without tiie services of a coroner, which
office is usually held by the magistrate, and there can be no ques-
lion of the need of such an official in a district where so many mei
tire engaged in hazardous employment-
The delay in making the appjintmsnt cannot be ascribed tt
the fact that tho government has not been mado aware of th<
needs of the district in this particular, because it has been appriser
of it on many occasions during the past four or five months.
The question is: When will the.government appoint a magistrate for this district?
Business   Men  of   Cumberland
Asked to Attend for Reorganization Purposes.
Commercial  Interests  of  City
Demand the Services of a
Good Live Board.
All business men of Cumberland, as well as others who have
the interests of the city at heart,
are asked to attend the meeting
to be held at the City Hall next
Tuesday night for the purpose
of reorganizing the Cumberland
Board of Trade. At the meeting
called for Tuesday evening last
a sufficiently large number did
not turn out to warrant those
present going ahead with the
work of reorganization, so a
postponement for one week was
decided upon.
The city of Cumberland is in
need of a good live board of
trade, and it is the duty of every
citizen who has the interests of
the community at heart to help
organize and maintain such an
institution- Experience in other
towns and cities has shown the
advantages accruing from the
possession of a good board of
trade, and Cumberland   should
lot be denied the benefits of such
an institution. A board of trade
while being a purely voluntary
organization, is a semi-publk
institution, and the community
as a whole derives the full benefits of its activities.
Industries and business institutions are the life of a city, and
those places which succeed ii
.securing the greatest number ol
these are invariably the most
prosperous. These institutions,
however, very rarely locate ir
any community entirely of thei:
own volition, and this is where a
board of trade operates to advantage. There are prejudices in
certain quarters against boards
of trade, but this is not the fault
of the institution but rather of
those who sometimes are placed
in control. When the citizens as
a whole take an active interest
in the board of trade, the com
munity invariably benefits.
It is therefore hoped that the
people of Cumberland will g.-ant
to the board of trade theii
hearty co-operation, and thai
they will take a hand in advanc
ing the interests of the city. Thi
meeting next Tuesday evening ii
tailed for 7:30 o'clock in the Cit>
Council Chambers.
(Contiuuod troni Page Five.)
th« littic town's team, The league ordered the game played, appointed the
referee, linesmen | Cumberland lived
up to the league's ruling, scored one
goal and cinched the championship
and the medals. The medals have
never come; league meetings have
been called In the middle of the week
when It was impossible for the Cumberland men to be there. It is so rotten
It stinks nnd Is just a polite way of
handing the honors to South Wellington which were won by Cumberland.
There is something the matter with
the league officials or they are being
run by the South Wellington team, and
it appears as though they are doing
tlieir best to drive Cumberland out of
Island football. Cumberland can join
the summer league in Vancouver for
games and can travel to Vancouver
for less money than it requires to go
to Nanaimo on week-ends, and they
would be sure of return games. Cumberland ls allowed to set the date of
the game. We would suggest to them
that they choose next New Year's Day
as a good date."
"Those   who   thought   football   had
died a natural death In Cumberland
svould have been pleasantly surprise!1
if they had stepped Into the City Hal'
last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Tin
hull was packed, standing room only
mid the way the business was transacted, and the good spirit shown,
means that Cumberland will Held another champion football team this year
The lirst business was the election ol
officers, which resulted as follows:
President, Mr. George Richardson;
secretary, Mr. Nat Bevis; treasurer.
Mr. Roberts; trainer, Mr. A. H. Rowan;
assistant trainer. Mr. Sine Swanson
Mr. Richardson took the chair. Undei
ihe head of old business, Mr. Jame:
nrown, delegate to the Upper Island
League meeting at Nanaimo, gave his
report of the meeting. Mr. Brown was
outvoted at the meeting. Neither of
the delegates from Ladysmith or Nanaimo were present, so Mr. Brown hai!
to do the best he could. Tho meeting
voted that Cumberland should play
South Wellington at Nanaimo, the dati
to be set by Cumberland, Cumberland's expenses to be taken out of thi
gate receipts first, 10 per cent, to gc
to the league and 10 per cent, for tin
grounds, and if there was anything
over that should be divided between
the two teams. The report was adopted. After some discussion It wos de
eded to play South Wellington If they
vould guarantee Cumberland's expenses for both games, that is the
;ame that Cumberland travelled to
ilay South Wellington at Ladysmith
mil the game to be played at Nanaimo.
rhe new committee of management
vere appointed to set the- date for the
,'ame and make all arrangements foi
"South Wellington have gone and
lone it, and Ihey have * certainly
leaved  the  boots  Into    Cumberland.
he southern end of this Up-Island
'ootball League are certainly a bunch
■f pikers. They don't know the mean-
ig of the word sport; all the old-
imers can tell you about the trips
'uniberland has made south wlthoui
i return game. Things were going to
:e better this year, Cumberland would
e treated right, and we certainly
lave been."
tnd.George had the last round by a
mile. Lefts and rights in quick succession shook the Seattle boy aud sent
him to cover. Referee Lynch's decision
was not received very well by tho
Assent-!., cvetTWnnss. lino rlniRRlHtln j-niirssiwsswlsstti.m,
ssrlli,T,inplol<.ii'»W,.U-mIlsnn- h.|l,,xIM.Vlt-torU. T.R.C.'i
ssia.tl.<l atis-wliuro tut II.Us, ot IsouUts nmt fsssa oo.tttiiiMs.
Sole agent tor
Cumberland, A.  H.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Monks
of Happy Valley Offer
There was a happy gathering at the
mme of .Mr. and Mrs. J. Monks of
sllnto recently, when a large number
if friends were present to help them
solebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary
>t their wedding. A most enjoyable
•veiling was spent, and Mr. and Mrs.
.looks wish to thank tho':.e who so
tlndly remembered them, and to a3-
ure them that they appreciate fully
heir thoughtfulness. A large number
4f beautiful presents were received,
vmong which wero:
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, silver pickle
Mr. and Mrs. Gray, salt anil pepper
and Mrs.  Davis, silver biscuit
Munro, silver sugar basin,
and  Mrs.  White,  silver  butter
mifc anil sugar shell.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrlgan, Mr. and Mrs.
.Vain, Mr. and .Mrs. Horwood, Mr. and
ilrs. Miller, Mrs. Hugo, silver knives,
.orks and table spoons.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Monks, silver ladel.
Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Fraser, silver
Mr. and Mrs. T. Monks, silver pic
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Davis, silver egg
Big Store, large box of chocolates.
George Ross got a draw In his bout
iVitb Jackson of Seattle on Wednesday
light  at  Vancouver.      Jackson   was
touted as a fast, heavy-hitting boy.
sccordtng to press reports Ross boxed
even with Jackson for three founds
wish to   annodnce   that,
to  the    Increase  in   the
price of (lour, wo have been com
to increase the price of
which will now be Two
for 25c.
Marrochi Bros.
Jas. Halliday.
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by selecting the shells that
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have proved dependable
under all conditions.
Shotgun Shells
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We also carry a full line of
Canuck and Soverc-ttn Sliot-
flun Shells and Dominion
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Christmas is for everybody; so is The New
Christmas brings happiness to young and old j
so does The New Edison.
Christmas comes but once a yenr, however,
while The New Edison is ready every dny—every
hour—to charm you, entertain you, uplift you and
satisfy your craving for good music.
"The Phonograph with a Soul"
Re-Creates the entire world of music. It brings
to your home all that the most famous singers,
instrumentalists and musical organizations could
bring, except only their physical presence.
If you have never heard The New Edison, you
have never heard kE-Ci<.r.ATr.L> music. An Edison
Re-Creatiok means something entirely different
from talking machines and ordinary phonographic
For your pleasure j for the pleasure and education of your
children ; for the enj jytnent of your friends; let the New Eiiison
be yuur Christmas gilt this year.
Come in and examine tin: beautiful models—hear th.? art af
your favorite singers and insirunctitalisls li:.C:ti:t:ri)— nr,
letter yet, let us send The Nets, ts'disa'ft lo yoar home to lest
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|      OWNERS
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save your car.  We have them in stock.
11TE HAVE A FULL LINE of Tires and Acces-
" sories, and we have the most up-to-date repair
shop in the city.
Cumberland Motor Works
J. H. CAMERON, Proprietor.
Cumberland, B.C.
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Start the New Year
right by using
in packets
Blue :
65c. per ib.
75c. per lb.
90c. per lb.
obtained at
Mumford & Walton
Grocers, Cumberland. '
One Week Only
Five Roses Flour, 49 lbs $3.65
Royal Standard Flour, 49 lbs $3.65
Best Dried Green Peas, 15c lb., two lbs 25c
Little Brown Beans, 4 lbs 25c
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 $1.10
Japanese Oranges, per box $1.00
Table Figs, 15c package, now 10c
Gold Medal Tomato Catsup, per bottle 25c
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland andjCourtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-1 1
January 31,1920.
Page Seven
The World Over
The production of honey in the province last year amounted to 344,580
A new theatre is to he constructed
at Vancouver with a sealing capacity
of 2500.
All the municipal offices of Duncan
wero filled by acclamation, tbere being
no contests.
Mr. A. A. B. Herd has been elected
reeve of the municipality of North
Cowichan by acclamation.
The Lewis Lumber Company of
Vancouver has been gazetted at Ottawa with a capital of |1U,000.
The Ladysmith Smelter Corporation
has acquired claims on Mount Slcfler
which they propose developing.
The number of forest fires in British Columbia last year was 1120, and
the loss amounted to $330,000.
The tentative dates for the ful! fair
of the Cowichan Agricultural Society
has been set at September 23, 24, 25.
The Great War Veterans of Duncan
are urging the Provincial Government
to construct a new court house at
A charge has been laid against the
Vancouver Breweries of manufacturing beer with too great a percentage
of alcohol.
Great preparations are being made
at Vancouver for the meeting of British Columbia boards of trade In that
city next month.
the consideration being between $250,-
000 aud $500,000.
Two garages nt New Westminster
were recently broken into and automobiles stolen. One of the machines
is still missing.
Jim Mills, one of the best-known
mining men lu the province, died at
his home in Vancouver recently.   .
After several weeks of negotiation,
the grievances of the British Columbia
pilots have been adjusted and tho
basis of a permanent settlement
reached. s
Turning back at Auckland instead of
going on to Australia tills,trip, advices
have readied Vancouver stating that
the steamship Makura Is expected to
leave Auckland this week for Vancouver. The steamship Niagara is delayed
lu Sydney by a strike and lt is expected that the Makura will miss tbe tie-
up if she starts back from the New
Zealand port.
The annual convention of British Columbia fruitgrowers closed at Vernon
last Friday. It was decided to hold the
next convention at Nelson.
Vancouver City Council has taken
up the question of cabarets and a new
law governing this form of amusement will shortly be enacted.
A honey producers' association has
been formed in tlie Fraser Valley and
Kootenay districts. The object or the
association is to advance the Interests
of bee-keepers.
Mr. B. G. Macphcraon, who recently
resigned his position as postmaster of
Vancouver, states that the high cost of
liviing was entirely responsible for his
leaving the public service.
The prize schooner Leonor, captured by the Rainbow in the Gulf of
California in the summer of 1916 has
been ordered returned to her owners
by the British admiralty court.
Dr. Verner of North Vancouver has
been acquitted on the charge brought
against him under the Prohibition Act.
This is the same doctor who stood two
trials on a charge of performing an
Improper operation.
Struck by an auto while riding a
bicycle on Camble street bridge, Vancouver, on the night of January 18, H.
Jackson, 444 Fourteenth avenue west,
died in the General Hospital on Sunday from injuries received.
The Kettle Valley Railway Company
has given notice that it will apply at
the next session, of Parliament for an
act authorizing It to build lines from
a point at or near Coalmont, on the
joint section operated hy the applicant
company and the Vancouver, Victoria
and Eastern Railway ami Navigation
Company, thence about twelve miles
southerly to the Granite Creek coal
areas. The company also will ask further extensions of time on the charters
already granted to It.
There aro 7,120,107 bushels of wheat
stored In elevators at Fort William.
Z. A. Lash, K.C, of Toronto, died
last Saturday night following a paralytic stroke ten days before.
The railway between Dawson and
Skagway, blocked for many weeks by
snow, has heen opened and truffle resumed.
The granting of a bounty for shipbuilding in Canada is urged upon the
Dominion Government by returned
A number of civil servants nt Ottawa are resigning because of dissatisfaction with the civil service commission's reclassification.
It is claimed that the Rambrandt
painting recently purchased by a Toronto man Is one of the many art
treasures stolen from France by the
Germans during the war.
The dispute between the Winnipeg
dailies and the paper manufacturers
of Fort Frances hns been adjusted
and newspapers are again being published In the prairie city.
Owing to the fact that Lord Jelllcoe
has suddenly been recalled to London,
Sir Robert Borden will likely spend
two or three months In South America,
abandoning Ills trip to South Africa.
At the annual meeting of the Cowichan Bay branch of the United Farmers of British Columbia, N, P. Wougan
was elected president; Ed. Shearing,
vice-president; W. J. Lowrie, E. P.
Dougall and William Dobson, directors.
The department of marine Is arranging to establish a satisfactory method
of signalling between Leonard Island
lighthouse and the life-saving station
at Toflne. An ollicer has been dispatched from Victoria, on board the
patrol ship Malasplna, to Investigate
the situation and decide how best to
establish means of communication.
Instructions' have been issued to
taxation officials by Hon. John Hart,
minister of finance, to take the means
provided by the Taxation Act to enforce payment of arrears of personal
property and Income taxes and the
tiling of the required returns of personal property and Income against all
persons wh- have not made their returns or paid up their arrears by
February 1. ,
The body of Mrs. Mary Fournler of
Montreal, 40 years old, was found In
her home by the police, frozen stiff*.
A plate of apples on a chair nearby
were frozen to the hardness of billiard balls.
Jesse Lackner of Lethbridge, wtio
escaped from the provincial jail at
that place, was caught hiding in lied
In a house In the down-town district.
He suffered a fractured leg ln making
a drop of thirty feet from u ledge ut
the jail during his escape.
it, the engineer of the second train
not hearing the torpedoes placed on
the track as a warnign. Among the
killed were Mrs. Susan Peden and her
two little sons of Vancouver.
Sir James Grant, one of the few surviving members of the first Canadian
Parliament, suffered a fractured hip,
caused by a fall on a slippery sidewalk at Ottawa. He was physician to
tlie Governor-General of Canada from
the time of Lord Monck until 1905. He
is 89 years of age.
The Corussla, the first German ship
tu enter London since the war began!
arrived frnm Hamburg lust week-end
and began loading foodstuffs and domestic necessaries.
It Is believed in Loudon thai Ibe lilting of the ban on the vast accumulation of Russian products awaiting export may have a far-reaching effect on
prices In the world's markets.
A Loudon dispatch says: The Jewish population of the world is 15,430,-
000, according to Uavld Trietsch, the
well-known Jewish statistician. Poland and the Ukraine each have 3,300,-
000, while there are 3,100,000 In the
United States, 900,000 in Russia and
300,000 ln the British Isles.
WE ARE CLEARING out the balance of our
Winter Millinery at Half-Price.   Every hat
will go, as this is an exceptional offer.
75 Hats to Choose From.
$15 HATS F0B $7.50
$12 HATS "'0R $6.25
$10 HATS F0R $5.00
$8 HATS F0R $4.00
$5 HATS ,ron $2.50
$3 HATS F0R $1.50
Heat From the
Earth's Centre
Sir Charles Parsons, the inventor of
the steam-turbine, proposes to obtain
power by sinking a* twelve-mile shaft,
tapping the earth's internal heat.
He made this suggestion seriously
in his presidential address hefore the
British Association for the Advancement of Science at Bournemouth, Eng.,
as follows:
In my address in 1904 I discussed
the question of sinking a shaft to a
depth of twelve miles, which is about
ten times the depth of any shaft in
existence. The estimated cost was
twenty-five million dollars, and the
time required about eighty-five years.
"The method of cooling the air-locks
to limit the barometric pressure on the
miners and other precautions were described, and the project appeared feasible. One essential factor has, however,
been queried by some persons. Would
the rock at the depth crush in and
destroy the shaft? Subsequent to my
address, I wrote a letter to Nature,
suggesting that the question might be
tested experimentally.
"Prof. Frank D. Adams of McGill
University, Montreal, acting on the
suggestion, has since carried out extensive experiments, . . . showing
that in limestone a depth of fifteen
miles is practicable and that in granite
a depth of thirty miles might be
reached. When we consider that the
estimated cost of sinking a shaft to a
depth of twelve miles at present-day
prices Is not much more than the cost
of one day of the war to Great Britain
alone, the expense seems trivial as
compared with the possible knowledge
that might be gained by an Investigation Into this unexplored region of the
earth. It might, indeed, prove of Inestimable value to science, and also
throw additional light on the internal
constitution of the earth, In relation to
minerals of high specific gravity.
"In Italy, at Lardarello, hore-holes
have been sunk which discharge large
volumes of high-pressure steam, which
Is being utilized to generate about ten
thousand horsepower by turbines. At
Solfatara, near Naples, a similar project Is on foot to supply power to the
great works In the district. It seems,
Indeed, probable that In volcanic regions u very large amount of power
may be ln the future obtained directly
or indirectly by boring into the earth,
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and that the whole subject merits the
most careful consideration."
"Although Sir-Charles Parsons did
not elaborate further his plan of obtaining power from the interior of the
earth, the Idea of constructing a deep
shaft, and of then allowing water to
Bow in for the production of steam,
that ls, using the earth as an immense
natural high-pressure boiler, Is distinctly bold and original," says Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering,
'and probably more practicable than
the late Sir William Ramsay's project
of sealing up a coal-mine and then generating a mixture of air and water gas
in situ, by supplying air and water to
the burning fuel."
"The greatest difficulty iu tlie practical application of Sir Charles Parsons' plan, ln fact, appears to be the
time required to sink the bore-hole,
which he estimates at eighty-five
years, but surely with modern methods
and machinery this could be reduced
considerably. Since nature Is already
doing in Italy what Sir Charles Parsons is proposing to do upon a much
larger scale, there Is nothing Inherently Impossible ln the Idea, and therefore
more may be heard of this plan of
generating steam power by aid of the
Internal heat of the earth before the
present generation is twenty years
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Earthquakes are an alien product
and any attempt to demonstrate them
in this latitude will be vigorously resented.—Vancouver Province.
Tomorrow the amalgamation takes
place of the Royal Northwest Mounted
Police and the Dominion Police under
the name of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police. A large part of the
work of the new body will be to enforce federal laws, especially concerning inland revenue.
A deal which will bring $1,000,000 of
eastern capital h *o the Cranbrook
district has just benn completed, the
East Kootenay Lumber Company selling portions of its extensive holdings
to the Crow's Nest Pass Lumber Company, and other portions to the eastern
company, which will incorporate as a
separate company. Altogether 10,000
acres of timber land are transferred
and 15,000 to 20,000 acres of timber,
Alfred .Matthews of Hamilton, Out.,
sued George Pearce for $5000 damages
for alienation of the affections of Matthews' wife, and a jury at the assizes
awarded hlm $1000 more than he
asked for. Matthews testified that he
was forced to go to the House of
Refuge on account of Ill-health and
Pearco not ortly lived with his wife
during his absence, but turned Matthews' children out of the house. The
jury took only fifteen mlnutes'to come
to a verdict..
An advertisement appears in an
English paper for fifty American blue-
jays. It docs not state whether It Is
birds or com plasters that are required.
A rear-end collision on the C.P.Ift
near North Bay, Ont., last week-end
was responsible for the death and Injury of many passengers. The transcontinental express wns running west
in two sections. The front section
came to a standstill a few miles from
North Bay In a blinding snowstorm,
and the second section crashed Inlo
Announce your name when
answering the Telephone
How do you answer your telephone? Do you say
"Hello," or do you announce your name or the name of
your firm ? If you say "Hello," do you notice how the
person calling will then ask, "Is that Mr. Blank
Why not extend the courtesy of announcing your
name in the first place? It eliminates the necessity of
additional enquiry and facilitates your telephone
British Columbia Telephone Co.
15 to
Tungstens now
each 35c.
Tungstens now
each 40c,
Watt Nitrogen
each 75c.
Watt Nitrogen
Lamps each 117c
jj   This is the Third Drop in the
(       Price of Lamps Since the
1 War Ended
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
» Page Eight.
January 31,1020.
THE SERIES of revival services which were held under t
joint auspices of the Presbyterian nnd Methodist churches of
Cumberland during last week came to a successful conclusion
on Sunday last. During the first threo days of the week the ser-
yicea were held in the Methodist Church, while those of the latter
lour days were held in the Presbyterian Church. All of the ser-
vices were most successful from every point of view, but more
especially because of the ardor and enthusiasm shown by the
churchgoers of Cumberland.
The services on Sunday morning were conducted by Mr.
George Hell, M.L.A., of Victoria; at least he was the speaker, and
his discourse was a most instructive and enlightening one. In the
afternoon Evangelist Roper took charge of the united Sunday
schools, with the result that one of the most remarkable meetings
of the children of the city was witnessed. So deeply impressed
was Mr. Roper with the children whom he addressed and conversed with that he was sorely tempted to remain over for another
week, and the fact that he had made arrangements to go to Vancouver this week was the only thing that prevented him from
doing so.
Again in the evening Evangelist Roper conducted the services, being assisted by Mr. Bell. Unfortunately this service was
cut a bit short, as the pastors of the city churches had promised
to dismiss their congregations in time to allow them to attend the
sacred concert which was being held in teh theatre- However,
the discourse of the evangelist was of sufficient force and duration
to leave its mark upon a large congregation. A marked feature
of the service was the splendid singing of the united choirs, led
by Mr Roper, who is himself the possessor of a beautiful baritone
voice which he uses with great effect.
During the evening Rev. Mr. Hood asked the members of both
churches for a certain sum of money to be devoted to paying the
expenses of the evangelist, and the response was so generous that
the sum asked for was increased by 50 per cent.
At the conclusion of the evening service most of the congregation went to the theatre, where they were treated to a splendid
musical programme by the Cumberland Orchestra as well as an
inspiring address by Mr. Bell and a beautiful sacred solo by Mr.
Although arrangements have not yet been definitely made, it
is practically certain that Mr. Rcpsr will again visit Cumberland
and hold another series of revival services, which are expected to
extend over a period of two weeks. As a result of the services
recently held there has been a great awakening in religious circles,
and it is felt that the field in Cumberland is ripe for another and
more extended campaign.
Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist Church Members and Adherents Called Upon to Do Their Share to Help the Forward
Movement—The Campaign Will Open One Week From Tomorrow and Continues for Five Days.
One week from tomorrow there will be inaugurated throughout the whole Dominion a campaign under the auspices of the
united Protestant churches with the object of raising funds
necessary to carry on, not only thc ordinary work of the church,
but also to fulfill the extraordinary demands which are being made
ol the religious organizations. With the object of making the
people of Cumberland thoroughly acquainted with the objects of
thc movement, the three city pastors, Rev. F. Comley, Rev. J.
Hood and Rev. G. Knox, have issued the following statement:
"The.world needs the church, and the church, God-sent. God-ordained, and
Ood-suBtafned, is seeking to win tlie world.
"Tin.- programme of the church Is the salvation ot every man, woman and
child in the world, lor whom Christ died.
"The.world needs Christ In Its politics, Its economics, Its Industries nnd
lu Its society.
'■When Christ has Ills right of sway lu tho lives of men and women, the
highest ideals nf personal achievement will be reached.
"The church of the twentieth century Is seeking to measure up to her
responsibilities to God uud to mankind.
"The church Is marching forward In a great International campaign for
the redemption of humanity. The five leading Protestant churches In Can-
r.da, the Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist and Congregational, are
uniting their forces In a great financial drive, which will begin on February
I), continuing until February 14, when they expect to go over the top to the
handsome sum ol 112,000,000. And as a result of this great gift of money to
God. there sluill result a deepening of the spiritual life of tlle people.
"The citizens of Cumberland shall have an opportunity of showing tlieir
patriotism to their country and loyalty to God by helping in this great, glorious
und inspiring work.
"Canvassers from tlie Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist churches of
this city will call upon their respective members and adherents during the
week specified above, when It Is expected that all will appreciate the opportunity of rendering service to JesUB Christ, our Gracious Lord and Master.
' 'For as much as ye did It unto these, My brethren, ye did It unto rae.'"
Mr. George Hell, .M.I,.,\, Delivers In.
structlre Address on Alms of
the Churches.
Tiie address delivered by Mr. George
Hell, M.I..A., ut the Ilo-Ilo Theatre last
Sunday evening was a masterly exposition of the aims and objects of the
Forward Movement. Throughout thc
half-hour allotted to hlm Mr. Bell held
his audience in rapt attention, and his
lucid explanation of the movement had
a marked and noticeable effect.
Mr. Bell does not hesitate to speak
to the point and evidently docs  not
believe in mincing matters. As a re
ult many straight truths were thrust
at certain influences which are looked
upon as detrimental to the church. He
announced the fact that live Protestant
churches had joined together in the
.novenient aud that their object was tc
raise the sum of $12,000,000 in Canada
Jritish Columbia's share was $500,000,
md the speaker proceeded to show
low the money could be raised if the
icople of the province were only wlll-
.ng to forego one-tenth of their pleas-
ires, such as joy-riding and theatres.
The address was well received.
Devotees of Terpsichore Knjiir u line
Kienlug's  Kiilerliiinmeiil  Under
Auspices of Nen Club.
Tho dance held In tlle Union Hall
ast Wednesday night was a success
.'rom every angle.      C'row'd was just
■Iglit, beautiful music, and the lighting effects were splendid. Tlie club has
niproved the appearance of their hall
jy floral decorations and brilliant-
colored streamers. A combination ol*
lights gave a moonlight etYect that wa>
anjoyed by everybody, being a change
rom the ordinary.
The prize offered in the contest for
a name for the club was won by Mrs.
A. H. Rowan with the name "Happy
Moments," and from now on the club
will be known as the "Happy Moments
Dance Club." Mr. W. H. Vouhill vas
the judge of the contest, and in a brlel
speech wished the club many happy
moments and much success.
The club Intends holding a dance
every week and will give dancing lessons one hour previous to the dance.
They wish it understood that they do
not intend their dances to conflict with
any lodge or benefit dances, and are
therefore postponing their coming
<veek's function to Friday evening.
Jiew Term Hecolvlng Class.
The new term for the receiving class
of the public schools commences on
Monday next. Parents having young
children whom they wish to start
ichool for the first time this term are
•equested to send them not later than
Friday next, February 6, as this is the
last day on which they can be received. Pupils commencing school this
term must be six years old before
February 7, 1920, or else wait till tlle
summer term.
Additional Doiiutions to Bund.
The Cumberland City Band wishes
o acknowledge additional donations
o the Mrs. Ben Williams fund: Money
■ecelvod at concert, $529.70; donated
iy the Ilo-Ilo Theatre, $10; donated by
Mr. Charles Graham, $5; received from
tickets sold at No. 5 mine, $5; total,
If the old adage "practise what you
preach" is not much abused by a certain member of the Wonders team?
*   *   *
Would a member of the above-mentioned team be dumb if he lost his
.   .   .
If a certain citizen considers fresh
air a better hair tonic than "Gatz's
Why "Attaboy" roots so strongly for
he Limpets, rain or shine?
How Fred liked his
new army barber?
shave by the
If  tho    Guideless    Wonder  thinks
'They never come back?"
(Continued from Page Five. I
itlck to an opponent closer than any
limpet you ever saw.
Some of the best high jumpers In
the world belong to the basketball
teams here. The Guhleless Wonder
nude a leap In the game against the
Fakei-B that was hair-raising and If he
had gone through tho window he-
would have landed In Bill Jones' bar.
«   .   *
Cameron's nose is hard. He tears
off planks with it, and then he says
my nose bleeds."
* *   •
The McBride Shield play comer,
soon. We may be In the thick of lt in
the next couple of weeks. It means a
lot of work, boys, because the games
are to he sudden death by the knockout system.
A meeting was held In Nanaimo on
Thursday night of the U.I.F.A. By
sheer accident Mr. Bevis, our sccre-
:ary, found out lt was going on. I
wonder If we will ever be asked to
send a delegate to a meeting?
• •   *
Maybe they think Cumberland likes
to have them run our business.
Dave Chambers was a frequent visitor to town this week. Men's basketball   teams   aud   ladies'   basketball
teams from   the   Siberian City keep
Dave busy. Go to it, Dave!
The hasketballers and those interested in basketball would do well to
get a set ,of rules covering players,
transfers, etc., drawn up. Two men
can't please everybody, so when the
next meeting is called step out and do
your kicking at the meeting.
*   *   *
Brother Joe Lapsansky is some car-
toonist. His work in the cartoon
'Events at the Bevan Club." is of a
high order and deserves the greatest
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,       Cumberland.
License No. 5-1172
IN lie .UNO HEX, Deceased.
Take Notice that all persons having
any claims against the estate of the
above-named decedent, who died at
Cumberland, B.C., on the 10th day of
December, 1919, must present the
lame duly verified, for payment on or
•lefore the 28th of February, 1920, to
Mr. Wesley Willard of Cumberland,
B.C., administrator, with will annexed,
jf the estate of said decedent. After
the said 28th day of February the said
administrator will proceed to pay the
legacies and bequests contained in said
will, and otherwise distribute the
estate, without regard to any claims
respecting which he has had no notice.
Administrator Above-named.
Dated this 20th day of Jantiary, 1920.
REYNOLDS—The death occurred on
January 6 at the General Hospital,
Vancouver, following an operation,
of Kate Gertrude Reynolds, aged 36,
wife of Charles Reynolds, 1725
Twenty-eighth avenueeast, Vancouver, and late of Cumberland, B. C.
Interment took place at Ocean View
Burial Park, Vancouver, on January 10.
situated off Courtenay road, about
one and one-halt miles from town.
For further' particulars apply
Box 93.
The Court of Revision of the Municipal Assessment Roll will hold Its
drst meeting in the City Council Chambers on Monday, February 9, at 7 p.m.
All those desirous of lodging a protest or objection against their assessment must do so in writing, such complaint or objection to be ln the hands
of theCIty Clerk not later than the
29th day of January, 1920, after which
date no complaints made will be
legally within the jurisdiction of the
;iourt to deal with.
Of which every person concerned is
requested to take due and timely
lotice. ,
(Signed)        T. MORDY,
City Clerk.
Board of School Trustees,
Statement of Receipts and Expendi-
ures, Cumberland Public and High
■schools, for the year ending December 31, 1919.
Quarterly grants (government)    $ 8162.90
For outside pupils, government     2644.40
ity of Cumberland School
District     3727.22
Teachers' salaries  $10,880.50
lanltors   1,400.00
•ledicol ollicer   100.00
Secretary salary   60.00
Ollice  7.15
.Ight and water  84.16
Fuel  288.10
Fence   100.95
Supplies   858.36
Repairs  606.80
Laundry   22.50
School rent  20.00
To salaries  $293.10
By government grant and fees 293.10
Estimates   for   Public   and
High School, 1919  $14,315.00
Estimate for fence from 1918      200.00
Total $14,515.00
Dry Goods & Gents' Furnishings
For One Week Only, Commencing Jan. 23. Terms Cash.
WHEN goods are so hard to procure and prices
constantly advancing, this is an opportunity not
to be missed. Every article in our comprehensive stock will be offered at reduced prices for this sale.
A discount of 10 per cent, will be given on every dollar
spent, that is on lines not reduced, but regular goods.
Many lines will be offered at reductions of 25 per cent,
to effect a speedy clearance.
gathered at back with belt, size 38, d»"| Q AA
reg. $25.00.    Sale Price «P±0»UU
wool, size 40, reg. $27.00, (Ul Q QK
Sale Price $ J.O«t/«J
BROWN SERGE COATS,— sizes 36 and 38, slashed
pockets, belt and smart collar, reg. (POI rjf?
$29.75.   To go for tP4l» I tl
LIGHT GREY ZIBELINE COAT—Size 38, full back,
with belt attached, a very smart coat, (J* 1 Q AA
reg. price $25.00.   Sale Price  «P-l-0 \J"
size 40, reg. price $26.75 (CIC CA
Sale Price «plU»DU
HEAVY GREY TWEED COATS—Size 44, reg. price
$25.00. <£1C 7K
Sale Price $10.. I U
DARK GREEN STRIPED COAT—Last season's, size
38, reg. price $21.00. (Ml   OK
Sale Price «Ml.t/D
BROWN CURL CLOTH COATS—Size 36, a beauty,
very smart and an extra good quality (J*QQ CA
of cloth, reg. price $32.00.   Sale Price tP&OfDX)
BURGUNDY VELOUR COAT—Size 20, reg. price
$29.50. d»AA AfT
Sale Price $61).VO
BROWN CHECK TWEED COAT—Size 20, plush collar
and cuffs, belt with buckle at back, "jlfl AC
reg. price $25.00. Sale Price t^lt/.t/D
ROYAL BLUE HOPSACK—Light weight, tine all-wool
cloth, reg. price $37.50. d»«  PA
Sale Price      tystd U\t
38 and 40, reg. price $12.95. d»A  C A
Sale Price tPt/.UU
LADIES' SILK RUBBER COAT—Size 36, reg. price
$18.00.   To clear at (51 A EA
Sale Price JplU.OU
FAWN RUBBER COAT—Misses' size 34. &A ACT
To clear at   tD^.i/O
LADIES' FAWN RAIN COAT—Fawn, flrst grade,
To clear at (CI /I AC
Sale Price <pl4*i/9
To clear at (£7 QK
Sale Price «P I tUU
Extra Special lot of the very best grade Ladies' Rubberized Coats, specially adapted for motoring, driving
or everyday use, most sizes in stock. This special
lot could not be bought from the manufacturer today
....at our Sale Price. Our reg. price flJOtT AA
$35.00.   Sale Price tPtUUtAJX)
shades of pink and blue, also in white, bought some
time ago and we give you the benefit. (j»rt fTC
Sale Price per pair  $.£• I U
GREY TWEED SUIT—A splendid quality of goods,
coat lined with satin throughout, reg. (COE AA
price $32.00.  Sale Price tJftUDtXJx)
A few Ladies' Suits which are to be cleared out at a
Special reduction, hot a bad one in the lot. The styles
are plain tailored.
BROWN SERGE SUIT—Size. 38. To go (grt-l IJf?
Sale Price *J)kQL. IO
made of good quality cloth. A most (JJO7 PA
desirable suit. Sale Price  tp.tw I _DU
LADIES' "GODDESS" CORSETS—Known all over the
Canada as one of the new and leading lines, 'laced
front. About 30 pairs in this lot. to clear d»Q 7C
Special Sale Price <pO. I U
Another line in "Goddess" Corsets, front laced, reg.
price $3.75. tf»0 AfT
Sale Price tpA.VU


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