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Willi which Is consolidated the Cumberland News
11) 19.
practically all of this year's city council will
appeal to the people foh re-election—mayor
d. r. Mcdonald has heen asked to stand agadx
and has intimated his willingness—all his
colleagues excepting one will do the same.
  !    Mr, and Sirs. James Dick left for
(Special Dispatch to The Inlander.)    Alberni on  Wednesday    morning    to
Washington, Dee. 26.—Seven former  spend Christmas    with    Mrs.   Dick's
German liners now held in New York   parents.
With tin' exception of ono alderman, it looks as though the
members of this year's City Council will again be candidates in
the forthcoming civic elections. The one exception is Aid. James
Halliday, who authorizes the announcement that he will not seek
re-election. Aid. Halliday finds that his personal affairs will not
permit him to attend to the duties devolviing upon a member of the
City Council in the proper way, so he has decided to drop out.
At the conclusion of the regular meeting "of the council on
Monday night-the aldermen, with a couple of other men, remained
for a little "gossip."
"Your Worship," said one of the "outsiders," "is there any
foundation for the rumor that you are goinfe to seek re-election to
the position of chief magistrate?"
"Yes, it is altogether likely that I will again be a candidate. I
have been approached by several prominent citizens on the subject
with the request that I again enter the field, and although I have
not definitely decided, it is practically certain that I will be a candidate."
"How about you, Aid. Bannerman?" the enquirer asked.
"Well, to tell the truth, I had not thought very much about it,
but (addressing the mayor) if you are going to be at the head of
affairs again I believe I will have another go at it. We seemed to
have got along pretty well this year, and I don't see any reason
why we should not repeat."
When asked as to what his intentions were, Aid. Pickard replied:   "0, I guess I will be in the field.   In fact I will certainly be
a candidate if the Bolshevilris enter the contest, and I understand
they are going to put up candidates; in that case I will run again."
"How about you, Aid- Thomson?"
"It looks to me as though the whole of the old council is going
■ have another try at it, and I guess I will be among that number.
x is, I think I will try it again."
"And you, Aid. Banks.?"
"Well, I don't see that there would be much uso in any of us
lining. The Islander says the Veterans tire entering the field
tl are going to elect their men, so what is the use in its trj ing?"
. A hearty laugh from all present greeted this remark, afld
tl. Bank? remarked on the side that he would not "leave the
Aid, Parnham, while joining in the conversation,   did not
luchsafe any information as to his intentions, but the knowing
ik which he directed to the curious one left the impression that
would also be in the field for re-election.
harbor will be turned over to the British its soon us arrangements can be
made for their transfer. Seven ships,
with the Imperatur were allotted to |anad left aga'in on Friday m.i:.^,;
the British by llie pence conference.
The Imperatur was turned over id tlie
Uritish  recently after some delay in
turning back American inkers held in
German ports. The ships to he turned
over are tbe Qrnf Wnlderzeo, the Zeppelin, Pretoria, Cape Finnistere, Mo-'    Mlss 'Mi*m1*' c'rm" '"' vi'""'i" »'«s
bile, Franz Frederick, Wilhelm   and ,iei'° visiting, during the week.
Kaisorln Victoria.   All go to various     Jlr- and" lira   John   Locknor and
British lines. ' children left last Wednesday morning
to spend Christmas    with Mr, Lock-
Miss .Marjorie Michell came over
from Vancouver on Wednesday's boat
to spend Christmas with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Rideout motored to
Nanaimo Inst Wednesday evening und
took Thursday morning's train to Victoria io spend Cbiistmtis wltb rela-
i live).
Special Despatch to The Islander.
Victoria, Dec. 20.—Col. A. W. R.
Wilby, C.B.E., has* been appointed
agent of marine at Victoria in succession to Capt. G. E. L. Robertson, recently transferred to Ottawa as superintendent of pilotage for Canada.
£j izens Should See to It That The Proposed Memorial Hall Should
Be an Outright (lift to the Men Who Did the Fighting When
Men Were Needed—City Council   and   Canadian   Collieries ' required of iin.se officers, and utiles
Have Set the Pace—Now the Citizens' Move.
Public notice in hereby given to tlie
electors of tbe Municipality of tbe
Corporation oi tbe City of Cumberland
tbat I require tlie presence of the said
electors at the City Council Chambers.
on .Monday, the 12th day of January,
1920, at 12 o'clock noon, for tbe purpose of electing a Mayor, six Aldermen,
two School Trustees, one License Commissioner, and one Police Commissioner, to represent tbem on tbe various
boards for tbe ensuing terms.
The Mayor and Aldermen shall be
elected for a term of one year. The
School Trustees and License and
Police Commissioners shall be elected
for a term of two years.
The mode of nomination of candidates shall be as follows:
Tbe candidates shall be" nominated
in writing; tbe writing shall be subscribed to by two voters of tbe .Municipality as proposer and seconder, and
shall be delivered to the Returning
Officer at auy time between the date
ui' the notice ami 2 p.m. of the day of
nomination; tho said writing may lie
iu tho form numbered 5 in the schedule of this Act; and shall slate the
names, residences and oc< upatlons or
descriptions of each person proposed,
in such manner as sufficiently to
identify such candidate; and in the
event of a poll being necessary such
poll will be opened on Thursday, the
IBth day of January, 1920, at the
Council Chambers, Dunamulr Avenue,
Cumberland, B.C., of whicb every person is required to take notice and
govern himself accordingly.
No person shall be nominated or be
eligible as a candidate for .Mayor,
Alderman. School Trustee, License
or Police Commissioner, unless he be
possessed of the qualifications by law
It is iij) to the citizens of Cumberland to see thai the Great
Whv Veterans Association is supplied   with   funds sufficient to
hsble them to construct: thoir new home, which is to be erected as
j.memorial hall in honor of the men who left this city and fought I   The qualifications as
li France and Flanders during the Great War, including those who Mayor are as follows:
I turned as well as those who gave their lives in (lie great cause-1    '" mua' l,(':I Brttfflh
The City Council has shown its appreciation of tho services o
the candidate shall, Oil or before the
hour of 2 p.m. of the day of nomination, furni h tbo Returning Officer
wilh a at at omen I iu writing, specifying iho land or real property upon
which he quallfios, his nomtymtfon
shall be invalid and shall not be acted
upon by the Returning Ollicer.
date for
tier's parents at Cassldy's Siding.
Dr. Christie returned to Cumberland
with his bride by Thursday's train.
Miss Jessie McDonald of tlie Fertile
school teaching staff Is spending the
Christmas holidays in the city.
Mr. and Airs. G. Hassell left for Vancouver on Wednesday morning to
spend the Christmas holidays.       •
Mr. Wilson R. Dunn is spending the
holidays with bis daughter, Irene
Dunn, of Vancouver.
Miss Charlotte Jaynes of Nanaimo
was here visitiing friends during the
Mr. P. S. Fagan, G. C. Baker and D,
McFarlane returned to Victoria on
Monday morning, having come up to
be present at the annual company dinner at Beaufort House.
Mr. and Mrs. James Savage returned
to Victoria lust Monday morning.
.Mr. and Mrs. G. Lymn are spending
two weeks vacation iu Victoria.
Mrs. Jack Carlliew of Powell River
was over spending Christmas with
her mother, Mrs. Bennett.
Mr. Allan Nunns has been confined
to his home for the past week suffering from a very bad cold.
.Mr. J. II. McMillan, superintendent
of SnunbeltSr iSlnes in Alberta, was
visiting in tlie city during the past
Mrs. Dr. McNaughton and daughter,
Jean, have returned home after spending the last two months visiting Ih the
Mr. J. il. MacMillan of Pocahontas,
Alia., and superintendent of the Pen-
body Coal Company of Chicago, spent
Christmas in this city as the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. John .Mackenzie. Mr.
MacMillan returned to Alberta on
Special Dospntch In The Islander.
London, Dec 2b'.—-Ireland may have to accept the Premier's
new home rule plan as introduced in the House of Commons, it was
itated today by a high official of the government, who states the
Premier is prepared to force acceptance of his measure. The official
asserted the passage of the bill by Parliament is assured. Before
the measure was submitted, he added, Premier Lloyd George expressed his anxiety for the passage of some legislation which at
least will start a settlement of the Irish question, regarding this
problem as second in importance only to the winning of the war.
No definite statement can be made as to the altitude of Ireland
towards the new measure. Neither oi the factions have arrived
at a decision, and the result of the deliberations which* are now
being conducted by both the south and north of Ireland are anixj-
ously awaited here. General satisfaction, however, is expressed
at the attitude assumed by the Premier, and it is hoped that the
vexed Irish question will soon disappear. Lord Northcliffe is said
to be working hand-in-hand with Premier Lloyd George, and there
appears to be a feeling of optimism as to the result.
Canadian Parliament to Open About the Middle of February and
Prorogue Not Later Than May—Lord Jeincoe to Sumbit His
Report on Proposed Canadian Naval Policy—Difficulty Being
Experienced Over International Labor Conference.
Mr. Stanley Jemsou left tor Nanaimo on Wednesday morning for llie
Christmas vacation.
.Mr. W. Shepherd and Mr. A. Pollock
were In .Nanaimo thia week.
Miss Anderson nrrlved on Tuesday
night from Victoria to spend Christmas with her mother.
Mr. A. lCllis left on Wednesday for
Victoria and Vancouver to spend the
Christmas holiday.
Mr. Bnkor lofl fnr Victoria Wednesday morning.
ity of llit> assessed value on the last
municipal assessment roll of Si 1.00
ovor and above any registered oncunv
hrance or charge nnd who is otherwise qualified as a municipal votor.
subject of tin!
• full age of twenty-one years and nol
, , . , disqualified under any law, uud have
Lie.ie men by presenting Ihem with the necessary land upon which j hom rill. l|l(, s|s „„„„,,, ,„,,, ,„,,.,„,.
[i ereel the building, and the Canadian Collieries has generously mg u„. any ,„■ nomination the regie-
mfered to supply the building material, But a considerable sum of tered owner in the Land Registry
lioney is necessary to pay for the labor in connection with the Office rt land or real property In th
luilding operations, and il is distinctly up to the citizens to p ■*■-
Mntllly subscribe the money. No special amount has yd been si t,
Vit il Is estimated that in the neighborhood of $2500 will bo needed
(nil as the veterans are anxious to gel Into I heir new home as soon
i possible, it is suggested that some of the public-spirited citizensJ   Tl illficallona na candidate tor
(tart (he ball rolling. ■ Alderman.   School Trustee,   License
„.,,,,, , land Police Commissioner,   are as fol-
lt should not be necessary to advance any arguments as to |mVB.
[hy the citizens should provide the money for this purpose, as allj They must he a British subject of
blow only too well what the Canadian soldiers did for the Empire j the full nge of twenty-one years and
'roughout the Great War, and the men from Cumberland did|"ot disqualified under any law, and
loir full share of the hard work, and more than the quota of those Ihavs |K!C" f'"'six """""? no*' 1"'ece'1"
if, , .. , ,..,,, , Ing II"' day nl nomination the.regls-
Bho left here failed to return. tered owner   I e Land Registry
View 'tl at from all angles there should be no hesitation on the ; oilire of land or real property in the
lirl of the citizens generally to provide the necessary funds, as city ot the assessed value on the lasl
le Veterans nre deserving of every consideration, and the build-'l municipal nssessmoni roll of $500,011.
|ig will be an addition to the city,
Who will be the one to start a subscription lis! ?
American Consul "ll Home."
American Consul and .Mrs. Cllnto
will be  'at home" Xew year's day a
the American Consulate from :i to
p.m. Vim are welcome,
Ciiniborlnnd  llns-llceiiri,
The following will   represent   the
Ilas-Beens who will go up against the
champion Cumberland   football   team
Special Despatch to The Islander.
Ottawa, Dec. 2G.—Preparations are being made for the opening
Parliament about the middle of February. This is the general
desire among members, expressed in a round robin to the government that the session should open as early as possible, with a view
to prorogation not later than May. The programme is not likely
lo be heavy.
Lord Jellieoe has intimated to tlie government that his report
on the proposed Canadian naval policy will probably be ready by
next week. It is, however, unlikely,, especially with Premier Borden absent, that any ambitious scheme will be laid before the
Whether legislation will be submitted to carry into effect the
main conventions adopted at the international labor conference
will largely depend on the ruling of the justice department upon
the question of jurisdiction. A curious legal tangle has arisen and
there is doubt whether the convention adopted by the international
labor conference at Washington is valid. Tha conference was
called under the auspices of the League of Nations,-but until tho
treaty of Versailles is formally ratified and comes into force the
league itself does not exist. To meet the situation the governing
body of the international labor office has been authorized to reconvene the confereni ither ai Paris or London if il is con iid irod
necessary after the formal ratification of the treaty.
011 Xew Yenrs dny. commencing at
o'clock:  M. Coe. li.-iiuiherford,   T. I morning; Though the orders huv
(Special lllspnlcli In The Islander.)
Vancouver, Doc. 2fl,   An order   for
two additional ships Is the Christmas
1,,'e out Mr. .1. .1. Cm,uhlan brought liis
[company and Couphlan workers on his
return from   Ottawa   ou Wednesdaj
Sutherland, Jettison, .1. Elliot,   Ron-
wiclt,   s. .1 s.   .1. Wiiddiugtiin, P.
Iianjic, P, Itcid, O. Httrrlsbn; reserve.,
.1. Scavardo, !•'. Slaughter, W. Mossey,
T, third, .1. Xesiiii. vvntor'flold, D. Hunden, T. McMillan, B. Davis; committee, .1. Horbury, I). Cue, j. Bennie, 1).
Stewart, D. Archibald.
yet heen signed, lie status thai the
minister of marine will (dace orders
for thoso two vessels subjecl to reference in llie cabinet. This confirmation
Is 1 xpected within a couple of dsy;.
rho ships will he standard type, 1 1
luns,, and similar to vessels now building at the Coughlan yards for the Canadian (Juvernnien, merchant marine
(Special Dispatch lu The Inlander.)
Loudon, Dec. 26. Seven of the In :
est trades unions In Oreel Bri
hove Inaugurated ;; movement aiming
si the prevention of unauthorized
. 11 Ikei It i'; declared Ihe movemenl is
sponsored by the National Union of
Qeneral Workers, representing an
1111 rmous nu mm 1 -hip,
■rand a Imve
re or ehargi
qualified   a;
a hi 1111
\'r thi:
frul service
3 will bi
nion Hay 3..30 p.m.;
Cumberland, 7:;;u p.m.
no Sunday   school   on
hut  a  Innlern service in the
hall on Monday ui 8 p.m. Thei
a short wafchulghl sorvlco ivl
bratlon of holy communlun
0 will Im
li a cole-
111   Wed-
rvlco will commence
at 11:1
I or mure m
j nthenvise
, voter,
Qlvo.ll under my hand al the City o
Cumberland Ibis 27lh day of Decern
her. 19111. '
Itiluinini; Ollicer
Fnreivoll Party.
The gills' branch nf the Women's
Auxiliary nl* Holy Trinity Church of
Cumberland held a farewell party al
the home nl* Mrs. Owen mi December
16 tu hid farewell to Miss Marion and
.Miss   I.ni-   Pettcey.   A   very   eiijiiyslili.
evening wss spenl, saddened only hy
any registered I the though), thai lOmennl good-byo'to
. and who    is i two ef Hi" best  wfcrkort
lu Hi
,<   III"
■    f. I! W.A.
Under   New   Management.
i (in ami afler .Monday. December 21),
| ihe business known ■,'.:■ I'oueey's Pharmacy will he taken over by Mr, R. K
I Frost, formerly bf Vancouver,
(Special Dlnputcli In The Islander.)
Victoria, lieu. 2>l Lieutenant-Governor Prlqr lias appointed Major Seidell Humphreys and Capt. Carewn
Martin as his aides-de-camp. Both arc
well known figures in Victoria military circles. .Major Humphreys, win
si i.'eil in the war wilh Uie Imporlnl
furies, is a Kon-ln-lttw ut DUuhiuuii
Capt. Martin, who wnn "tire \j:*,i.-■ \
Ci'pHs nnd an Italian d, cortttlou foi
his services e■ >',-, . Is o ..mi uf .'u ■
lice Martin,
idon,  las-.  20.   The lirst    dally
paper lo le printed in Knglish iu
-iilein appeared nn the Bocond an-
ary nf the liberation nf thai city,
r Um editorship nf W. D. McCral-
il.i-i.iifr Installation.
tallation ol officers   nf Cuinber-
lodge No. :J'i. AT*, anil A M . will
place thi, eventing at llie Masonic
when   the  following will  take
:    sVniMiijuiil   master,   Charles
un; sonlor warden,  rhos. IJccle-
6ti .
Junlor wardi n, Fred C. S ilth;
tary, Chn ;.  II.  Vlelnloub; in i
II  er
lir.  i;   II.   Mi Naushton;   tylor,
.'ii' Irong; s 0    1    0'	
1  \.
: .    Quinn; 1. Q„ M       inrle
r   Walton; .1. S., ,\. H. Stni   ■
ain, .Mi*. Mumford, Page Two.
December 27,1919.
who was recently elected to the
British House of Commons for Portsmouth ns a Unionist and whose flrst
vote In the House was cast against
the government on the amendment
to the Franchise Act giving the vote
tu the women of India.
THE matriculation class of thc
Cumberland High School werr
the hosts nt a splendid dance
held In tlie llo-llo Dance Hall last
Friday evening. The Misses McFadyen,
Peacey, Mordy and Richardson, also
Messrs. Graham, Hood and Fou Siei,
are to be complimented on the wonderful transformation wrought ln the hall
for the oscas'ion. The evergreens and
streamers, combined with the extremely pretty dresses In evidence, made a
very striking picture.
All Christmas tree erected In the
centre of the hall afforded great
amusement. Those having gifts on the
tree were required to unwrap their
packages In full view of everyone.
Many and varied were the articles and
judging from the quantity of wrapping
on the smallest, the Matrics can boast
a camouflage artist.
Quite a spectacular effect was produced by the novel arrangement providing moonlight dances Tlie various
couples were also linked by gaily colored streamers, making a dazzling
After supper had been served, dancing waxed fast and  furious, tho orchestra being bombarded for encores.
When the home waltz was played, In
the  wee hours, everyone  voted  they
had not spent a more enjoyable evening for some time. Well done Matrics.
Among those present were:
Miss B. Steuart.
Miss T. Oallivan.
Miss H. Watson.
Miss H. Harrison.
Miss Lewis.
Miss N. Robertson.
Miss A. Potter.
Miss T. Bannerman.
Miss J. Stevenson,
i     Miss 0. Lewis.
Miss T. Grey of Minto.
Miss M. Grey ot Minto.
, Miss J. Graeme.
Miss B. Dando.
Miss Lena Carey.
Miss 0. Bickle.
Miss E. Bickle.
Miss Annie Watson.
Miss Nellie Ronlands.
Miss Laura Robertson,
Miss A. Baird.
.Miss Mary Sutton of Courtenay.
Miss Balatto.
Miss Maud Evans.
Miss Viola Campbell.
Miss 0. McFadyen.
Miss R. Grey of Minto.
Miss D. Hutchinson.
Miss M. Tarbell.
Miss A. Coleman.
Miss B. llielile of Union Buy.
Miss 0. Hudson of Union Bay.
Miss llagen.
Miss A. Dallos,
Miss M. Ilalerow.
Miss A. Haywood.
Miss N. Illldabran uf Courtenay,
Miss E. Fulclier of Union Buy.
Miss Agnes Baird.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Rideout.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Mucarthy.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Mackintosh
Mi*, and Mrs. A. Nunns
Mr C. II. Wood.
Mr. A. J. Richards.
Mr. li. Michell.
Mr. tl. Tarbell.
Mr. T. Scott.
Mr. B. Rogers.
Mr. V. Dalby.
Mr. A. WInninghdm.
Mr. C. Morgan.
Mr. A. Farmer.
Mr. B. Richords.
Mr. A. Gatz.
Mr. B. Whltehouse.
Mr. It. Robertson.
Mr. B. Rlckson.
Mr. A. Wilkinson.
Mr. R. Robertson.
Mr. .1. Cameron.
Mr. II. Banks.
F. McKenzie.
J. Bond.
M. Brown.
B. Hutchinson.
P. Deconick.
D. Stewart.
J. Lockhart.
A. Macquillan of Courtenay.
J. Duncan of Courtenay.
B. Kllpatrlck of Courtenay.
H. Auchlnvole of Union Bay.
W. Glover of Union Bay.
D. Renwlck of Union Bay.
G. Mordy.
C. Michell.
D. Lockhart.
M. Graham.
B. Woods.
H. Gibson.
H. Roy of Courtenay.
B. Wllcoj.
J. Dallos.
C. Pearse of Minto.
A. Willimar of Courtenay.
T. Coleman.
J. Bennie.
J. Biggs
Jfl Hopkins.
L. Kean.
B. Auchlnvole.
P. Monte.
C. Graham.
R. Rennte.
Jameson of Union Bay.
Douglas Sutherland Wins Prize
for Best Work in Arithmetic
During Last Term.
The prize of a $5 gold piece donated
by Mrs. A. H. Peacey for the pupil of
the public school showing the best
work In arithmetic during the term
September to December, inclusive, was
won by Douglas Sutherland. Follow
Ing is the honor roll for the month of
Division I.—
1. Charles Reid.
2. Douglas Sutherland.
3. Abby Coleman.
4. William Stanway.
5. Harold Thomas.
6. Emma Mussatto.
Division II.—
1. John Caddy.
2. Lllas Glen.
3. Mary Gallafew.
4. Fanny   Strachan   and   Malcolm
Stewart (equal).
5. Clifton Mounce.
6. Katie Bono    and    Lottie Dallos
Division III.—
1. Mabel Jones.
2. Nora Glen.
3. Chrlssle Sutherland and Edward
Bickle (equal).
4. Margaret Mossey.
5. Jack Morgan.
6. Margaret Mossey.
Division IV.—
1. Foshla Kajlyama.
2. Leland Harrison and Low Yuen
(equal)?* .
3. Olga Owen.
4. Edith O'Brien.
6. Nan; Dong.
6. Willie Brown.
Division V.—
1. Caroline    Belton    and    Toshlho
Inasa (equal).
2. Lena Gnleazzl.
3. Joe Ducca.
4. Peter   Bardessono   and   Stanley
Dowllng (equal).
6. Peter Mossey.
6. Victor Bono.
Division VI —
1.. Alastalr. MacKinnon.
. Reno Peretto.
3. Shimayo Dot.
4. Kazuyukl Mlyahara.
5. Toyoo Yamnda.
6. Joe McDonald.
Division VII.—
1. Kathleen Cooke.
2. .Harold Conrod.
3. Norma Parnham.
4. Iatsuml Iwasa.
5. Eleanor Bergland.
6. Willie Smith.
Division VIII.—
1. Annie Walker.
2. Vllma Zanont.
3. Margaret Salmon.
4. Stephen Huddock.
B. Victor Tomossi.
6. Annie Walker.
Division IX.—
1. Edna Davis.
2. Thomas Bate.
3. Robert Cossar and   Josle Berg-
himer (equal).
4. Beatrice Cavellero.
6. Chin Yeuk.
6. Oswald Reid.
Division X.—
1. Kathleen O'Brien.
2. Isabel Brown.
3. Dorothy Sheppard.
4. Russell MacMillan.
5. Annie Brown.
6. Annie MacLeod.
Division XL—
1. Eileen Dowllng.
2. Dick Choe.
3. Josephine Bono.
4. James Peters.
6. John Plcketti.
8. John Lockner,
Lady Astor's luck was not shared
by the two women candidates ln the
Paris municipal elections. One received but 74 votes out of 4203 and the
other 380 out of 2704.
Fifty-one arrests were made when
striking employees of Parisian departmental stores attempted to Invade one
of the largest shops ln Paris.
Paris needs Bait. Hotels and restaurants are now obliged to go without this useful condiment, owing to
the closing of German mines.
Cards on the Table
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Bo matter who made it.
Tut—if you'll buy a Willard Cattery
with Thnaded Rubber Insulation, y ou'll
get clear away from the biggest cause of battery troubles. The insulation will
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of the
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a Bright and Prosperous
New Year is the earnest
wish of
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Grocers, Cumberland.
The Thrifty Housewife will just now be looking to where she can get the most value for
her money in preparing for the festive season. If she studies her interests she will not
overlook the opportunity of securing her supplies at such prices as we are quoting on all
lines of groceries. Prices for all such goods are constantly advancing, but we are quoting the
same prices as usual. Our stock is complete and we are able to supply the following quoted
goods in almost any quantities.
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Quaker and Kellog's Corn Flakes 2 for 25c
Gold Dust 3 for $1.00
Old Dutch Cleanser 2 for 25c
Cream Sodas, Arrow brand, regular 25c each, 4 for 90c
Sweet Biscuits, all varieties, regular 20c, 6 for $1.00
Kellog's Rice Flakes, regular 15c each, per packet 10c
Malkin's Best Pancake Flour, regular 40c, now 3 for $1
B. & K. Wheat Flakes, regular 45c, now 40c
Magic Baking Powder, regular 35c, now 30c
Peanut Butter, Squirrel Brand, regular 40c, 3 for $1.00
Blue Point Oysters, regular 40c, now 3 for $1.00
Pickles, regular 40c per'bottle, now 35c
Eggo Baking Powder, regular 35c, now 3 for $1.00
Vinola Lotus Toilet Soap, regular 35c, now 25c
Any Spice, regular 15c, now 2 for 25c
Tomato Catsup, 1 gallon $1.00
Master Mechanic's Soap, regular 15c, now 5 for 50c
Cocoanut, fine loose, per lb 35c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, regular 20c, now 5 for 50c
Pink Salmon, regular 40c, now 3 for $1.00
Red Salmon, regular 50c, now 40c
Anchor Brand Coffee, 10-lb tin, regular $5, now.... $4.00
Sunkist Orange Marmalade, regular 25c, now 2 for 45c
Yellow Corn Meal, 5-lb. sack, regular 45c, now , 40c
No. 1 Japan Rice, 50-lb. sack, regular $10, now $8.50
Royal Standard Flour $2.75
Rolled Oats, 7 lb. sack 60c
20-lb. sack $1.55
Graham Flour, 10 lbs 80c
Yellow Cornmeal, 10 lbs 75c
XXX Brand Best Tea in bulk 55c
All tea prices advancing now.
Blue Ribbon Tea 65c
Malkin's Best Tea 70c
Shelled Walnuts, lb 80c
No. 1 Japan Rice, 3 lbs. for 50c
Japanese Oranges, box .... $1.25
Coffee Beans, baked, lb 40c
Apples, Rome Beauty, box $3.«5
Jonathan Apples, box  $3.50
Best Cooking Apples, box $3.00
Brunswick Sardines, 5 for.... 50c
Horseshoe Salmon, tin 25c
Nice Cups and Saucers, gold
edge, per dozen $3.00
Men's, Ladies, Boys' and Children's Boots and Shoes, Rubber
Shoes, Rubber Boots, we will
sell at the old price. All shoes
are due to advance in price.
K. ABE & CO. December 27, 1919.
Page Three.
Music ^and Photoplays
Gladys Leslie,   Vitagraph   star
of on every individual, the two are at a
rare versatility and famous for her loss. Both have a keen sense of duty
sunshine eyes    and    "million dollar  toward 'he nation, but they are totally
unfitted   for  real  service.   Genevieve,
the girl, goes to a farm to work, but
smile," Ir a New York girl who rose
fame with Vitagraph. She is especially
effective in roleB of youth, In which
her-irrepressible nature radiates the
very Joy of living.
Miss Leslie was graduated from the
Washington Irving High School and
Columbia University and turned at
once to photoplay. She filled brief engagements with the Edison and Than-
houser companies and then was seen
in several Important features on the
Pathe programme. She attracted special attention by her work In thc role
of Sophia in "The Vicar of Wakefield"
and then was engaged by Albert E.
Smith, president of Vitagraph, to star
ln features.
Highest praise was accorded her
for her characterization of the role of
an Irish lassie ln "His Own People"
and "The Little Runaway," ar.d she
also registered most effectively In
"Wild Primrose," "A Nymph of the
Foothills," "The Mating," "Thc Beloved Impostor" and "Fortune's
She has a role of special appeal In
"Miss Dulcie from Dixie," adapted
from the widely-read novel of the same
name by Lulah Ilagsdale. and which
' 'will be seen at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre tonight. She Is a little Southern ;;irl who
invadeB the hostile atmosphere ol a
Northern uncle's home lo cement u
friendship broken by thc Civil War.
She not only accomplishes thin mission, but wins the man of her choice
against great odds, and a fortune.
The picture was directed by Joseph
Gleason, and tu the supporting casl arc
Charles Kent, Arthur Donaldson, .las.
Morrison and Julia Swayne Gordon.
*   *   *
Vivian Martin, who appears at the
Ilo-Ilo Theatre next Monday in "Little
Comrade," In an Interesting Interview
tells the story of how she became an
actress. She says:
My appearance on the professional
stage was almost as humorous as It
was abrupt. Long before I reached the
age when children cease to write letters to Santa Claus, I played small
parts In church entertainments, many
of which had been written by theatrical friends of my parents. I became
quite famous ln my little town as a
While in the midst of a Sunday
school recitation, one morning, my
mother ran* into the room waving a
telegram and disregarding all class
regulations, rushed me from the place.
"Mr. Frohman has sent for you.
You are to become a regular actress,"
vas all that I could ascertain on my
iasty trip homeward. While tbe maid
was scouring my face with detestable
soap, that got Into my eyes, mother
read to me the telegram which had
caused all the excitement. It was from
Charles Frohman's ollice in New York,
and requested that I leave immediately
to play the title role of "Peter Pan."
Everything seemed to go wrong that
day. In sewing a newly discovered
rent of my dress, the maid ran thc
needle Into her finger and spotted thc
pride of my wardrobe just where It
was most conspicuous.
' During our trip to the depot n
fierce thunder storm set In, which Is
not the most comfortable thing to
happen—especially when one is riding
in an open gig. Dripping wet, we arrived at the station, only to learn that
the train left on time, and that we were
Just late enough to miss it. In lieu of
the two hours wait that was In store
for us, we drove back to the house
and proceeded to dress all over again.
Back to'the station we went, but es
I leaped from the gig and at tbe same
time Into a little puddle of mud caused
by the shower, I not only succeeded in
bespattering my new while stockings
and dress, but also the snow white
dross of my mother, who resigned
herself to fate and refused to do anything more than sit quietly In the sta-
. tion and wait for tho Incoming train,
regardless of appearances. As I think
back to that day, 1 often laugh, as
does my mother, but, ncedloss to say,
neither of us laughed much at the
After this series of mishaps, we
finally secured our train and arrived
at the Frohman oftice, after many
mlleB of wearisome travel. However,
all ended well, for 1 was engaged Immediately, and met with instantaneous
success. Now I am in motion tyctureB
for Paramount, and Bincerely hope the
public enjoys them as much as I do ln
the making of ihem.
"Little Comrade," the new Paramount picture in which I appear, Is a
comedy-drama of timely interest. The
picture, which was made from a story
by Juliet Wllbor Tompkins, deals with
the troubles of a girl and a boy who
are both unfortunate enough to have
been the youngest In their respective
When war comes, with Its demands
the hardships sap all her strength,
md she almost gives up. Tbe boy is
drafted and hates the training camp
ao thoroughly that he ls tempted to
lesert. He decides against this, but
makes up his mind to have one look
.it lib home. He steals a\vay from
camp, and goes to Ills home, which Is
the fiirm on which Genevieve ls working. He meets her there In the potato
patch she haR been hoeing, and they
txchange confidences,
Many complications follow, but the
two stick In their posts like good soldiers, and in Ihe course of time they
overcome "the disease of being the
youngest," and win the rs>speet of
itliers. us well as re-establish (heir
own Belt-respect,
Although laid in wur lime, "Little
Comrade" is not a war story.
That ought  to please.      Don't you
think so?
The distinguished Polish dramatic
artist, Madame Pelrova, who will appear at Ihe Ilo-Ilo Theatre next Tuesday In the lirst of the starring vehicles hearing the stamp of her own organization, gave an Interesting dissertation recently regarding the much
abused word "repression." The noted
actress, who appeared In many important dramatic roles on the speaking stage before her entrance into the
realm of pictures, takes issue with several of her critics who have described
her actling at various times as "too
repressed and lacking fire."
"During the considerable length of
time covering my screen career, it has
been my lot to Invoke the Ire of certain critics who have gone to some
lengths to point out the "coldness" of
my art. In various pictures I have
heen accused of lacking the dramatic
Intensity and "fire" which tbey consider necessary for the portrayal of
certain characters. My stage training,
secured in one of the finest schools of
expression in tho world, the Polish
Theatre, involved an intensive study
of the human emotions so constantly
employed in stage and screen work. I
have been taught that it is not necessary to resort to extravagant gestures
In order to depict anger, passion, love
or various other emotions which actuate human Impulses. On the contrary,
It has been proven, particularly In
screen depiction, that the most convincing points may be "registered" by
a single gesture of the head or an expression of-the eye.
What certain of our critics mistake
for "coldness" Is simply an overwean-
ing desire on my part to nppcar na
tural. They forget that the greatest
moments In every-day life ore always
devoid of the excitement and sensationalism too often injected into the
same situations when visualized on
the screen. The true art of interpretation on stage or screen is to be natural
at all times and I am more than willing to bear the brunt of critical disfavor in Order to carry out that ideal
to its fullest extent.
When the occasion demands, whether it be in real or "reel" life, I am
fully capable of rising to the heights
of dramatic Intensity required of the
existent situation. Until then, I am
content to offer In my present starring
vehicles what I consider to be the type
of woman met with In the walks of
every-day life. In the Anal analysis,
the verdict of popular approval rests
with the great motion picture public
and thus far my so-called "coldness"
his failed to lessen In any noticeable
degree their appreciation of my efforts.
The through water route between
.Montreal and Fort William and Port
Arthur has a length of 1229 miles, of
which 11 nr, miles consist of river and
lake waters, and 74 miles of canals,
with 48 locks.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Tork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
License No. 9-3902
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.  .
Wedding Cake* a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 6-1172
Home, Sweet Home
A wanderer Hood In the darkened street, looking through the
window at a happy family within. The scene pictured the longing
iu his soul for the home he did not have.
The man slipped sway unseen, and one day wrote a song—the
song ol his soul. And this song became immortal j the most
beautiful and pathetic heart-song that the world has ever known.
The man was John Howard Payne, and the song is "Home,
Sweet Home."
You may Ri-Cmati in your own home this Immortal song
if you own
"The Phonograph with a Soul"
"Home, * Sweet Home," "Swanee River," "Kathleen
Mavourneen," "Silver Threads Among the Gold" and hundreds
of other heart-songs are at your command; waiting to be
Ri-Cmatbd for you by the magic of this greatest Rt al! insttu-
ments, with all the richness of melody and depih of expression thst
you have longed for in the phonograph—just like the living artist.
If you love rtitl tnilitc, ttii for a tepy cf lite beautiful
book •• FJiiotTTuil Music,•" nnd "What tbt Critics Say,"
the bsskltt tbat prsvn Ediitn superiority. 247
(P G. A. Fletcher Music Co., Cumberland.  |j
Next Week
Miss Dulcie From Dixie"
Girl from Dixie heals Civil War feud, wins fortune
and sweetheart, er beautiful foot lures man she
loves from actress impostor. New found riches
shatter, then cement. Romance of the North and
«I •
Little Comrade"
A Benjamin in petticoats is Genevieve Rutherford
Hale, who, when she reads an account in a newspaper of the country's needs for women workers
on the farms, decided to become a farmerette.
Genevieve is enthusiastically sincere in her resolve
to do her bit for her country, the same as her
brothers, who are fighting the Huns in France.
"The Light Within"
The romance of a beautiful girl's escape from a
mistaken marriage, A human interest drama of
especially strong appeal to women.
Baby Marie Osborne
'The Old Maid's Baby"
It's a circus titory—with clowns, bareback riders,
ladies in spangles, and everything. Baby Marie
plays "Tiny," daughter of the Clown and the Parachutist, who lose their lives while performing.
"Tiny"' is adopted by her mother's prim and highbrow "old maid" sister.
t        «
Johnny Get Your Gun"
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday as usual Page Four
December 27, 1919.
Sty? 3j3lattiVr
Published eveory Saturday morning al Cumberland, B.C.
VV. H. YOUHILL, Editor.
One  of   the   fundamental   principles  which
should govern the social system of this world is
that (he man who is willing to; and who does,
work faithfully and earnestly is in return en-
I I led to a decent living, not only for himself but
tor those dependent upon him. If such is not the
case, then there would be no sense in a man
wasting his time at work, because without work
he would get some kind of a living—not a decent
on" it i.i hue—but a living of i.nme sort. It is,
however, incumbent upon every man that he
should do something tn entitle him to a living in
i Ian world, anad when he performs his work well
In' is entitled to the full reward for his toil, and
that is a living of the standard commensurate
with his position and something to lay by for the
proverbial rainy day when his physical capabili
lies will not permit him to work any more.
That the peoples of all countries recognize this
principle with regard to the lower animals is
well known. Those who have to depend upon the
horse to assist them in their work recognize the
lad that if they wish to get the proper amount of
work out of the horse and at the samo time not
reduce his standard of value tiny must feed and
care for him in such a manner that he will be
able to perform the duties devolving upon him.
Why, then, should not the sam: principle be applied to man ? We are firmly of the opinion that
if a man's labor is worth having at all it is worth
paying for, and at a rate sufficient to enable that
man to live as all men should. If the work performed is not worth the price asked, then the
man should be engaged in some other capacity
where the results obtained from his labor would
justify giving him an amount sufficient to ensure
' both him and his dependents a decent living.
This line of thought was induced by the application of Ihe public school teachers for an increase in their salaries, which was made to the
Board of School Trustees at their last meeting.
In view of the present cost of living, and also the
salaries and wages paid for work performed in
other walks of life in this city and district, we
must say that the teachers are very modest in
their demands—far too modest; because even
with the increase asked they will not by any
means have the same standard of living which
they enjoyed before the cost of living began to
aviate. It has been shown by government figures
that on the average the cost of living has advanced at least 75 per cent during the past four
year:;, and in order that those who work for
wages may enjoy the same standard of living as
prior to the increase their wages must be advanced. A man does not require a great amount
of "book learning" to understand that. We are
not advocating the increase of wages as a
panacea for the evil of high prices which has
come over the world of late, because to our mind
the system of bringing wages up to meet the
cost of living resembles very much the performance of a clog chasing his tail. Once in a while
the head may reach the tail, but the latter is very
elusive and before the head becomes aware of it
it is again out of reach. The only solution to the
cost of living question is for those in authority
to enact legislation and enforce it whereby the
ftlibusterers and profiteers will be brought under
control or driven out of business altogether.
That, however, was not the question which we
started out to discuss, the application of the
school teachers for increased salaries being.the
subject. The question is: Are the school teachers entitled lo more? Are they entitled to a de-
cenl living wage? If Ihey are, then there is no
good reason which can be advanced why they
should not receive it. If the work which they
perform for the public is not worth any more
than I ley are receiving, then they should not be
retained on the pay roll, and should be replaced
by others whose work will be of such a standard
lhal Ihe School Board would feel justified in pur-
chaslng at ,i decent living wage.
However, iu order to support the argument
lhal Ihe work performed by the Cumberland
school teachers is not worth what is being asked
it will be necessary to show that the standard of
abality of school teachers all over the country is
too low, because it is well known that the public
schools of this city are at least equal if hot above
ihe standard of the Dominion. Such being the
case, we fail to see how the School Board can
very well evade their responsibility in the matter
and grant the most reasonable request of the
teachers. „.
When engaging teachers, bjjth the School
Hoard and the government demand that their
education be of a sufficiently high standard to
enable them to educate the youth of the land in
the proper manner, In making such a demand
it must not be forgotten that it costs money and
takes time to acquire an education of a high
order, and it is beyond all reason to expect that
thc teachers should generously waive their right
o consideration on this score. Their knowledge
is their stock in trade, and unless they can realize upon that stock they will be compelled to go
mt of business- We are quite aware that comparisons are usually odious, but we hope to be
pardoned for drawing this one. During the coming year the School Board will have to build a
tew school to accommodate the number of chil-
Iren to be educated. They will find that those
who supply the material as well as those who do
:he work of building that school will demand a
:ertain price, and unless the School Board is
content to pay that price they will not get a new
•chool. The School Board knows that from past
jxperience and they will not doubt be prepared
to pay. Why, then, should not the teachers have
he same right to place a price upon their stock
n trade as docs the merchant or builder? If the
manufacturers of lumber and hardware are permitted to place their price upon their commodities and refuse to dispose of them for less than a
dated figure, why should not the school teachers I
be allowed to do the same? For our part we can
lee no good reason.
We are all anxious that our children should be
given the best possible education that a public
ichool can afford, and we should be williing to
make the position- of teacher sufficiently attractive from a monetary standpoint to induce capable instructors to .continue to perform the very
necessary work devolving upon a good tutor.
Time was, and not so very long ago, when it
was a custom among a great many people to
make resolutions at the commencement of a new
year, and the most of them were to the effect
that those making them would climb on the
water wagon and remain there for a certain
length of time. There were some—but not very
many—who lived up to their resolution, and
they received the congratulations of their friends
for doing so. However, in the eyes of the law at
least, there should be no necessity of making any
such resolutions at the approach of 1920, because
the prohibitionists have seen to it that the water
cart is about the only vehicle of that nature that
is allowed to meander through the country.
Resolutions with regard to placing restrictions
on the patronage of the "flowing bowl" were,
however, somewhat selfish; those who made the
resolutions did so purely for their own sake; they
thought they would be better without "it," and so
made their resolve. They were to be admired for
even that, but how much more would we all be
sntitled to the encomiums of our fellow men if
we earnestly resolved at this season of the year
that for one year at least we would do our best to
make the world a better and happier place in
which to live? Why not make the resolution
that we will consider it our duty to ferret out all
deserving cases where assistance is required,
both in a financial and sympathetic manner, and
to see that all such wants are supplied ? There
are in every community a certain number of unfortunates who need assistance and to whom a
kindly helping hand will mean much. Why not
make the resolve that such deserving cases will
be relieved ?
It is out of the question to mention names in
this connection, but it has been drawn to the attention of The Islander that there are several
just such cases in our midst. In most of the
cases referred to the straitened circumstances of
the unfortunates are the result of misfortunes
over which they had no control. It therefore behooves those who are blessed with a goodly share
of this world's goods to see that such deserving
cases are not allowed to go unheeded. We are
sure that all that is necessary is to mention the
fact and the matter will be attended io in a mo st
generous manner.
If the Allies would only treat the Turkey over
which the Sultan rules in a manner similar to
that in which the youth of this land handled its
tamesake Thursday it would not be long before
Lhe Near East and Armenian questions were
For a nation which has for years had the
reputation of heing ardent advocates of the unrestricted use of beer, the action of the Germans in
lelaying so long in the . signing of the peace
treaty is somewhat of a mystery to the average
While they are in the habit of making reservations, might it not be a good thing for the peoplo
of the United States to reserve the whole of next
year to the discovery of the location of the bee
that is just now inhabiting their bonnet ?
The man who predicted that the world would
be hit by a comet and bm^t^up between the
17th and 20th of this montj^hould have paid a
visit to this district during that time and he
would have discovered why it would have been
impossible for even a burning comet to start a
If the year 1920 turns out no better than its
predecessor there   is no reason   for going into |
ecstacies over its advent.
§,§x\$tma$ axxb
greetings from
We extend to You and Yours
Heartiest Good Wishes for a Joyous
Christmas, and that the New Year
may be one of Health, Happiness
and Prosperity. ij
December 27,1919.
Page Five.
WHATEVER doubts that may have existed in the minds of
the boxing fans as to which was the better man were entirely dispelled on Saturday night, when George Ross of
Vancouver forced Jackie Roberts of Merville to quit after the sixth
round in their bout, which wa*3 scheduled to go twelve rounds.
From the moment time was first called there was very little to the
mill that was not in favor of Ross, and it was quite apparent that
if the Marquis of Queensberry rules had been strictly followed the
bout would have finished sooner than it did, because in each of the
rounds fought it apparently took Roberts all his time to stay the
two minutes, so that if three minutes had been allowed for each
round, which is according to Queensberry rules, it is doubtful if
the go would have lasted more than three rounds, if that long.
No explanation was given why the length of the rounds was
curtailed, but wisdom was shown in making the change; there was
a fairly good crowd present and they were entitled to a fair return
for their money, and this was apparently the only means by which
they could get it. As before stated, Ross had the better of the
argument from the commencement, yet Roberts put up a game
fight, and at times displayed bursts of brilliant fighting which
brought rounds of applause from his many friends.
Four of the six rounds fought were decidedly in favor of Ross,
while in the other two he might have had a slight advantage, although impartial judges would probably have called them even.
Before the finish of the fifth round Roberts was showing signs of
distress and many at the ringside thought he would not be able to
last another. He, however, succeeded ih weathering the storm for
another period, but when time was called for the seventh, Roberts
walked to the centre of the ring and offered Ross his hand, thereby
declaring that he was vanquished.
Ross has improved greatly since his last exhibition here, and
he followed different tactics this time; he kept putting in heavy
blows to the stomach, which eventually had the desired effect, and
Roberts did not appear to be able to protect this part of his anatomy. After the contest those within hearing at the ringside
agreed with Roberts that age cannot stand before youth, and this
remark tells the whole tale of Saturday night's bout.
It was unfortunate for the sport in this district that the full
distance was not gone over, because this is the second time in a
row that the stellar attraction at these exhibitions has been
brought to an unexpected termination by one of the contestants
quitting, yet it must be admitted that in both cases those who did
stop showed their wisdom.
Fast Preliminaries.
There were two preliminaries staged and in both good sport
was provided. Joe Farrel, Ross' sparring partner, appeared in
both. And right here it may be said that the same Mr. Farrel is
one of the niftiest little boxers that has visited the neck of the
woods for many a long day- He is as quick as chain lightning and
he has some wallop to boot. It had been advertised that Benny
Reese would go against Farrel for six rounds, but instead a young
man from Bevan named Mitchell went on for the first three rounds.
It was hardly to be expected that an inexperienced lad would be
, able to make much of a showing against a seasoned fighter of
Farrel's class, but Mitchell surprised his most ardent admirers by
the manner in which he handled himself in the ring and his splen-
, did display of gameness. The lad does not lack courage, and if one
may judge by what he showed on Saturday night, Young Mitchell
will yet be heard of as figuring prominently in the ring.
The second three rounds between Farrel and Denny Reese
created a great deal of excitement, but it was soon apparnt that
. the Vancouver lad was much the better man. Reese fought gamely
at times, but he was much too prone to hug the corner, and Farrel
: on several occasions was compelled to back out into the centre of
' the ring in order to give the audience a show of seeing a boxing
, contest.
The decision of the referee in the first three rounds was a
' draw, while at the end of the second he held up Farrel's hand,
giving him the contest. <
For the preliminaries, Mr. William Heard of Bevan acted as
referee, while for the main bout, Mr. G. O'Brien officiated.
It must, however, bo said that the promoters of boxing in this
city were not accorded the support to which they were entitled, nor
even to the extent to which they had every reason to expect.   On
the surface there appeared to be a general desire for   a   return
'match between Ross and Roberts and the promoters incurred con-
' siderable expense in arranging it.   They were therefore entitled
^to expect a fair amount of support; it was not forthcoming.   De-
"votees of the sport here may consider themselves fortunate in be-
I, ing able to witness bouts of fifteen rounds, as it is the only place
Iron the Coast where bouts of that length are allowed to be held.   It
(f is sincerely hoped that when the next event is pulled off they will
(show their appreciation to a greater extent than was the case last
Short Jabs
at Sport
Ross proved his ability to whip
Jackie Roberts last Saturday night.
Jackie only showed his form in one
round, but after the fourth It was only
a question of how long.
* *   *
Ross enme from his corner stronger
every   round   and   his   right-handed
punching to the body won him the
.   .    .
Some of the boys are pretty sore al
Jackie for quitting, but the matter of
a man quitting when he is able to walk
to his corner is one of opinion. Some
of Roberts' best friends are lost to him
on Saturday night's show.
ss      *     *
The house was rotten, but the bout
was held on a poor day, being too far
away from pay-day. Jut at that the
sport should have been supported by a
bumper house.
* *    ss
Young Mitchell of Bevan tn the first
preliminary with Farrel showed he
i has the stuff to make a good boxer. Hs
| has lots of bottom and can swap
punches with a good deal of ability for
a boy 16 years of age. Mitchell got a
* *   *
Benny Reese seemed to rouse Farrel's Ire and the boxing gob laid into
Benny like he meant It. Benny had a
hard time weathering 'the storm, hut
lost the decision.
* *     ss
Farrel, Ross' sparring partner, certainly held up his reputation of being
a good clean boxer. He ls very shifty
and can hit. Both of his bouts were
appreciated by the fans as real exhlbi-
|bunny LEONARD WIIL get
*25,tiuii toil title norr
New York, Dec. 26,—Benny Leonard,
^lightweight champion. Is lo receive
L'$25,000 for his twenty-round decision he enters the ring.
bout with Johnny Dundee in Snv Haven on January 16. This purse is the
largest drawn hy the champion. Tex
Rtckard has been named stakeholder
In the agreement, which requires the
champion's share to be posted before
tions of the manly art.
» * *
j Those midgets, Walker, Dekonlck,
et al., went out to Bevan the other
night. The Siberians nearly fainted
when they saw how small the Wob-
blles were.
* ss     ss
Sackl Conti played his flrst game of
the season and Sackle has the goods.
.   .   *
Hunden and Williams played a great
game at guard and Hunden is still
there with the stubborn stuff. Joe
Lapsansky never got very far awny
from Ed of Jack.
Joe Lapsansky, Bannerman and
Armstrong were the shining lights on
the Huskies' side. Joe Is fast and
tlrcky; Bannerman uses his head well
while Armstrong's shots are spectacular.
* *    ss
The Huskies missed Brown at
guard, but Westfield played a whale
of a game.
* *   *
Good refereelng has a great deal to
do with a good basketball game, and
on a small floor like Bevan, If the official did not keep a tight check on the
game lt would be a rugby game in a
few minutes. Although Mr. Dalby was
very strict, his rulings were as he saw
them and he stuck with them to the
benefit of the game.
* *   *
The rules are learned better by the
players if the referee explains each
foul as made, and as there are a great
many new players In the league every
game Is a lesson for them.
ss     ss     ♦
Nat Bevis has his two unknowns
training hard for the big football
smoker tonight. They each run ten
miles every morning, and then spend
the rest of the day till evening at
seven-tip, then out on the long, long
trail again for about four hours.
Nat says his two boys don't need
A Happy New Year
To One and All
Bargains in Dress Gooks for only
Four Weeks More
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B.C.
Rowan's Wobblies Turn the Trick on the League Leaders l>\ a
Score of 25 to 20—Fast, Hard and Clean Game in Which Both
Teams Showed Up Well—Cumberland Men Show Much Improvement in Form—Game Even All Through.
Rowan's Wobbling Midgets were able to meander lu a sufficiently straight
l'ne last Monday night lo grab victory when they travelled to Bevan and nosed
uut the league feaders by live points. Tlie game was fast, hard and cleanly
contested. The Wobblies scored the first l.asket. Bevan then ran three in a
row, and all through the game there was only a matter of a point or two between the teams.
Walker, Conti and Dekonlck were the main goal getters for Ihe Wobblies,
Walker scoring ten points, Conti nine and Dekonlck six.. Bannerman, Armstrong and Lapsansky were the Huskies' best at forward. Westfield at guard
for the Huskies played a fine game, while the stellar work of Hunden aud
Williams at guard for the Wobblies was the main factor in Bevan's defeat.
Gus Lapsansky substituted for T. Armstrong, as did Benale Reese for Dekonlck.
Frank Dalby'a handling of the game was satsifactory to both sides.* A
square deal and no favors in Frank's motto, and he sure keeps the players lu
their place.  The teams lined up as follows:
Wobblies—Walker, Conti, Dekonlck, Hunden, Williams; substitute. Reese.
Bevan—Bannerman, Millar, Joe Lapsancky, Westfield, Armstrong; substitute, Ous Lapsansky.
any gym. work as they would wear
out all the skipping ropes and apparatus in British Columbia. They are
still sticking to raw meat.
*     ss     *
Sammy Walker and Young Mitchell
are  going   to   tie  up  tonight.     This
should prove a good bout.
There will he lots of singing, lots
of refreshments; smoke all you like;
bring a friend with you aud get acquainted with the champions.
The Compliments
of the Season to All
Cumberland, B.C
200 lbs. of Halibut
Rowan's Fish Market
Opposite the-Post Office       -
W.M.MERIUflELD,   Prop,., tor
lliiii.-niiiir Ave.       Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Hoard License  No. 10-4986
Shoe Repairer, Dunsmuir Avenue
I wish to Inform the public that I
am now in a position to repair by
Look like now. but wear longer.
A trial will convince.
Rubber Heels While Ynu Wall.
S. DAVIS,     ■     ■     t uiiihcrlisiiil, IU'.
Clar/s kootenay
riP, bottom and all four sides
of the Kootenay oven are
evenly heated. That is why it is so
famous as a dependable baker.
There is a thermometer, too, to
tell whether the heat is right or not.
No range Is quite so easily managed. Duplex grates
clear the ashes at a single turn. Burnished cooking-
top nevet needs blacklead. Nickeled steel oven walls
are kept clean with a damp cloth. Well-fitted joints
and dampers hold the fire—and theoven heat—for hours.
Let us show you the Kootenay. 1
Sold by
C.   H.   TARBELL   &   SON Page Six.
December 27, 1019.
Believed That Even This Wonderful Figure ls Considerably Below the Mark.
Estimate of British Columbia's
Energy Is 3.000,000 of 24-
Hour Duration,
plant. The fact that different oat plants
taken from a field may differ very considerably in practical value, and may
mark the starting point of new and
superior races or "straine," provides
an attractive opportunity to engage
in a most interesting and promising
line of investigation. Such a study In
rural schools, moreover, should help
to arouse a new Interest in farming
and in farm life by demonstrating,
among other things, that more prot-
iible varieties are often obtainable
right at our doors
According to tho comprehensive report just issued by the commission of
conservation on the water powers of
Uritish Columbia, it is estimated that
3,000,000 twenty-four-hour horse power may bo doveloped from the waters
of the province. This estimate is, admittedly not conclusive and. may be
misleading, especially if comimrei:
with other totals where "no real baste
ol' comparison has heen established."
The mountain systems,-glaciers, snow
fields and widely variant precipitation
make the power question in British
Columbia un unique one and render
difficult comparisons with other provinces. There .are already nbout 2;iiJ,u.)fl
horse power developed, also estimated
on a twenty-four-hour basis. For
various reasons a number of the possibilities on such rivers as the Fraser.
Thompson, Slteenn nnd Naas cannot
he economically developed undei
present conditions. Moreover, it wat
not possible to make adequate estimates of the power potentialities of
the more northerly portions of the
province. As the country becomes
more developed considerable additional
power may be found to be available
The author of tbe report, Mr. Arthui
V. White, deals Tully with the relationship between water as a source of
power and its use for domestic and
municipal supply, agriculture, irrigation, navigation, fisheries, mining, forestry nnd raparian rights. These problems are too frequently neglected in
surveys of water powers. The development of the country's natural resources can best be carried on when each
of them ls given single resource such
as water power, or the soil, or the
forests to the exclusion of all others.
They are naturally interdependent.
Basis of Estlnuite.
As every engineer knows, it is ne-
cessnry to obtain records of stream
flow, precipitation and natural storage
for a period of years to arrive at
average conditions, hefore attempting
to estimate the amount of potential
power. Power possibilities at present
must be based on the minimum flow
of streams. In many instances, however, artificial storage may be used
economically and perform a double
function of reducing floods and increasing the amount of available
Tbe report deals at length with historical aspects of water legislation In
British Columbia. A useful feature Is
tbe chronological key to water legislation in British Columbia from 1858 to
1917, The chapter devoted to power developments discusses tbe subject from
nn historical standpoint which adds
materially to its value and Interest.
Detailed descriptions are given of
the topographical features on the
larger watersheds, such as the C'olum
bin and Fraser and Mackenzie river
systems, Vancouver Island and mainland Pacific Coast
A large amount of stream flow data
hns heen assembled and carefully analyzed. Meteorological data has been
compiled with similar care, a feature
that adds much to the value of the report from a technical standpoint.
A convenient set of hydraulic conversion tables as well as a list ol
! enchtnarks on the Vancouver island
and Pacific Mainland Coasts are given
In the appendices. As a work for reference purposes the report is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of a full bibliography and an Index.
While relating particularly to Brit-
Mi Columbia, tbls publication presents
a thorough examination of the economic, legal and other problems common to the efficient development of
water resources throughout the Do
In the Dominion forest reserves In
Western Canada there were last year
Ud) fires, of which 33 were caused by
campers and 29 by settle™. Railways
caused 22 fires and the causes of 50
were unknown.
In schools where botany or allied
subjects are studied It Is usually the
custom to study wild plants. • Such
plants possess striking flowers with
clearly defined parts and are well suited to a botanical examination. Plants
like the oats, on the othor hand, are
seldom studied either from a botanical
or biological standpoint. One of the
purposes of the new pamphlet "A
Guide in the Study and Improvement
or Plants and Seeds," prepared by the
Canadian Seed Growers' Association,
aud obtainable upon application
to the publication branch, department
of agriculture, Ottawa, Is to" encourage
a greater interest   Lu this important
Victoria Man Finds Quick
Relief in T.R.C's
Victoria, Ort. 4. "I haTe suffered a
™reui deal during the fast six years frtm
acute neuralgia and liave tried many remedies ,.*.; treatment!," status Mr. Excel),
8-17 K.m| lima.I Kuad, Victoria. "About two
months, npo a friend who had been completely le.-t-vtj ui iht'Luiatism by T.K.C.'s
gave ui..* two uf yuur capsules wIh'h I was
having wiie of my bad attacks, .Their action
was lil.e magic, 1 wus a.-toiiished to feel
tlie agonizing pain -gradually lessening.
Witli in hull ati hour it was goue. It seemed like u iL.iuuie.
"Since that time I have put T.R.O.'i
lo the test ou i?vernl occasions. They
lever fail to drive t!.e pain away, and
.he attacks seem less fiequent now. I am
'iever w.mom T.R.C's, They are wonder-
TempMon's Rheumatic Capiulei (T. R.
0,*l) were primarily iineuded for Rheum**
.ism, Muscular Rheumntism, Gout, etc., but
is time passed users found tlieir wonderful
iropertles equally guutl for Neuritis, Sciatica,
Neuraljr'si, Asthma and headaches. Thou-
atils have found permanent relief through
heir use. Sold by drus-iist-neents every-
.here.    Tf not in your town, write Temple*
n's Western Branch.   Box  152,  Victoria.
R.C.'s   mailed   anywhere   for   ft.04.     A
>st£l brlnjjs our fr?" l.ooklet.
Sole agent  for Cumberland, A.  H,
Peacey. „„_^_-^^—
first Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
llll.  K.  P.  CHRISTIE
Phone Ht
Office:   KING BLOCK,
Cumberland, B.C.
WANTED—MEN TO PILL Positions as automobile repairmen and
drivers. The demand for skilled men
lu the automobile business never
was as great aB lt Is at the present
time. We will train you In a short
• time with the late.it and most up-to-
ilate method, to qualify and earn big
money in one of the most profitable
aud interesting businesses of the
present day. We teach automobile
repairing and driving, oxy acetelyne
welding, storage battery repairing
and rebuilding, vulcanizing and retreading on the latest and best
equipment. Thousands of our graduates are now holding splendid positions and never regret the time
spent in training themselves under
our system. If you are lnterestetd in
any of the above courses, write for
llteruture and catalogue. Dept. 63.
Hemphill Trade Schools, Blanchard
and Flsgard streets, Victoria, B.C.
Established over fifteen years, with
branches at Victoria, Edmonton,
Vancouver. Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Saskatoon, Tacoma, Wash,,
Portland, Ore. GO-tf
Can you use the Long Distance Telephone between
7 p.m. and 8 a.m. ? If so, you can talk for three times
the day period for the same cost. Special rates obtain
during the evening hours, and besides you will get more
prompt service, because the lines are less congested.
Remember, appointments can be made for any particular time for Long Distance calls. We will have
your party ready at any hour you wish.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
We have in stock up-stairs (second floor)
Anything and Everything
that you may require to FURNISH YOUR
T. E. Bate
Phone 31.
In good condition. For further particulars apply at the Furniture
Store, Courtenay, B.C. 60-2
Notice Is hereby given that I, the
undersigned,  will not be responsible
tor any actions  or debts contracted
by my wife, Hattle O. Munro.
19-4 John Alexander Munro.
4, block 6, Dunsmuir avenue. Tenders may be addressed to Box 298,
Cumberland, up to the end of 1919.
Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 47-4
Paolo Monte
Shoe Repairing a Specially.
Rapid and Efficient Delivery
ABILITY to fill rush orders is often
. the secret of  business  success.
Speed—service—reliability — are embodied in the Ford Motor Truck.
It brings the distant surburbs—the
adjoining rural districts—to your door.
You may often arrange to haul return
loads at a profit.
Satisfies your customers and yourself..
One-Ton Truck (Chawia Only)
$750, f. o. b. Ford, Ontario
Buy only Genuine Ford Parts
700 Canadian dealers and over 2,000
Service garages supply them.        HO
Practical Automobile Mechanic
Cumberland, B.C
Phone Q
(Night or day)    °
Oils, Crease and (Insollne. Curs Kept in Order by Contract
Any .Make of Car secured on the shortest notice.
SPECIALITY:—A Real Self-Starter for Ford Cars,
fully Guaranteed—The Only Thing—Call and See it.
Don't let your new car fall to pieces—a little practical attention
periodically will keep it to its standard.
To Everybody
Cumberland, B.C.
FORD GARAGE emde & wain
from your cylinders,
carburetor, etc. We
clean out all the carbon
from your engine thoroughly, so that it will
run smoother and give
you no trouble. Bring
your car In and have us
burn out the carbon and
there take the knock
out of your motor, and
incidentally get more
power on hills.
We boast the best equipped garage machine shop in
British Columbia.   We invite inspection.
We have the most complete stock of accessories—
Tires in Nobby, Goodyear, Dunlop and Maltese, in all
sizes. We have in stock parts for all magnetos and distributers. We have the Tunger Rightfier, the very
latest in storage battery; charging outfits in charge of
a practical electrician who also looks after our starting
and lighting troubles. Absolutely no tinkering and
guesswork, as we have the great Ambu electrical instrument which is mechanically correct.
We have a small arber press for removing small
bushings, etc.; also a 20-ton screw press which will remove any gear without the aid of a crowbar 'or sledge
We have the reamers to fit all pins and bushings. A
bushing properly reamed to fit will last twenty times
as long as if filed to fit only where it touches and is soon
as loose as ever.
Our lathe and machine room is in charge of a first-
class mechanic. With our shop equipment and stock of
parts we can make a thorough repair which no other
shop in the district can begin to do.
We have now come to the size where we can specialize
in work. .We have a lathe man, an electrician, an oxy
welder and spring maker, a Ford man; also another for
large cars and trucks, with good helpers. We are now
thoroughly organized and can take care of any repair
job as cheap and as well as any auto shop in B.C.
All work guaranteed. We are here to stay. We will
treat you right.
Mobile, Polarine, Veedol and Wolf's Head Oils from
pints to barrels.  We buy in carload lots.
Vulcanizing, etc.
FORD GARAGE, EMDE & WAIN, Courtenay, B.C. December 27,1919.
Tthe World Over
Queen's University, Klngstotn, Ont.,
has a total registration of 2300 students, the largest in the university's
history. Four hundred and forty-eight
students have registered tor Queen's
extra mural banking course, and 100
of these are taking the course in
power at Lethbridge by a big majority
over the labor candidate.
rith and Southport. Her plan was
falsely to represent herself to be a
commercial traveller.
The Bank of Montreal, together with
all the contents, and the residence of
the manager at Duck Lake, Sask., has
been totally destroyed by fire.
Oxford County team won this year's
Intercounty stock judging competition
for the J. S. Duff trophy with a total
of 2365 points out of a possible 3000.
The winning team was composed of
Bruce McCorkudale, John Blair and
Max Butcher, all of Embro.
After tramping BOO miles alone except tor a dog train, Constable Benson of the R.N.W.P. has reached Dawson from Rampart House, above tho
Arctic Circle over the frozen surfaces
of the Porcupine and Yukon rivers.
That a suitable memorial for the
men of Lincoln county, Ont., who sacrificed their lives ln battle, should be
provided, wub the plea of a deputation
from the Great War Veterans' Association which waited upon Lincoln
County Council.
Joseph Rochou of Hull, Que., has
been appolnnted food Inspector for the
Eastern Townships, department of
Entering politics was voted by a
large majority or members of the St.
Catharines, Ont., branch of the G.W.
Prof. L. W. GUI. recently appointed
director of technical education at Ottawa, has assumed his new duties.
King George will give a bowling
green to Derslngham, Norfolk, the
village adjoining Sandringham. The
site is In addition to those given by his
majesty in recent years for a church
institute and for a working men'B club,
each of which has a bowling green attached. '
Page Si
Returning to his van in Sheffield
fair ground a showman found the van
In flames and his wife, aged 70, burned
to death. She had been 111 ln bed, and
It ls thought she accidentally set Are
to her nightdress.
The Cutty Sark only moved about
one foot at the attempted launching
of the vessel at St. John, N.B.
The loss of 405 lives at sea during
the year 1918 is reported by Capt. L.
A. Demers, Dominion wreck commissioner. Casualties to vessels numbered
226 and the damage done amounted to
$1,818,895 during the twelve months.
George S. Gibbons, late of London,
Ont., son of the late Sir George Gibbons, and sln-ln-law ot Sir Edmund
Osier, left' an estate valued at $20,000.
When his father died a little over a
year ago he left an estate of approximately $900,000.
Five women directors have been appointed by the Port Haney, B.C., Agricultural Association.
For moving cattle on a road in an
area ln the Isle of Wight affected by
foot and mouth disease, a farmer was
lined $250. Three fresh cases of the
disease, Involving nearly 100 cattle,
are reported, bringing the total to 21
The Duchess of Portland recently
had lumber rooms at Welbeck Abbey
overhauled, and the articles found sold
by auction. Lots included a model of
the abbey ln wood. Postillion carriages
which cost hundreds of pounds went
for $100. *
A policewoman has been asked for
by the Children's Aid Society of St.
Catharines, Ont.
As a result of injuries received in an
elevator accident at Moose Jaw, Sask.,
Gilbert Burgoyne, 14 years old, died
In hospital.
Her clothing catching fire, Mrs. N.
Golden was terribly burned in her
home at Hamilton, Ont. The pain drove
her out of her mind, and she was
taken to the hospital in a delirium.
She died about four hours later.
Headed oy the Union Jack, five thousand Winnipeg Jews paraded through
the streets as a visible protest against
massacres and oppression of their
kindred in the Ukraine and other central regions.
Five are dead as the result of an
explosion in the stove in the home of
John McQnlnty, two miles from Dubuque, Sask.
Sir John Eton of Toronto was elected a director of the C.P.R., succeeding
the late Wllmot D. Matthews.
By vote of the town,
Lincolnshire, ratepayers have decided
to purchase from Lord Scarborough
the sea shore, marine gardens, sands,
pavilion and pleasure gardens for $76,-
000. The voting was 1103 iu favor and
175 against.
Cooper, and the animal was guarded ln
every way. No shots were flred near it,
and generally the white fawn could be
seen from the private road passing
through the glen. Its size seems to
point to lt being a male. The mother
la a fine big red hind.
At the Soldiers' Home, Colinton, the
gift of Miss W. S. Davidson, now near-
ling completion, a memorial stone bos
been dedicated "ln grateful remembrance of the gallant officers, noncommissioned officers and men belonging to the Royal Scots Greys and
other regiments who fell ln the Great
War, 1914-1918, and by whose unrivalled courage, endurance and skill Europe was saved from the cruel despotism of a desperate toe."
Sir James Barrle, the novelist and
playwright, has been elected rector of
St. Andrew's University In succession
to Earl Haig. Sir James received 288
votes and the Marquis of Bute 139.
Supporters of Barrle seized two of
their leading opponents and ducked
them ln the memorial fountain at the
Mercat Cross. In retaliation, four Barrle men were kidnapped and made to
apologize on their hands and knees.
In Comparing
Your Electric
A decrepit piano, one corner of
which was supported on blocks of
wood, in a Deptford, London, house,
toppled over the other day and killed
5-year-old Edith Brown.
Terrible was tbe death of a 6-year-
old child at Govan. Left alone ln the
house, asleep, he awoke, climbed up to
the window sill and fell on an Iron
railing In thee ourt below. One of the
uprights entered bis body and emerged
at the back of tbe neck, again penetrating the head. A neighbor filed the
railing and the child was taken to the
hospital but died within an hour.
Light Bills |
for the months of OctoUr and November remember S
the following facts: §§
1. There are three times as many hours requiring H
artificial light in winter as in summer. ||
2. Previous to daylight saving the average daily B
hours of use of electric light in residences during Oc- H
tober were 4 hours and 50 minutes. HI
3. The average use during November was 6 hours g|
and 10 minutes: =
4. The repeal of the Daylight Saving therefore added M
another hour each day to the normal increase of No- |j
vember over October. g
5. This makes 2 hours more burning for each day or H
62 hours for the month. 5
In order to prevent needless complaints the Boston §
Edison Electric Company prepared a card, reproduction |a
m    of which is given above, setting forth the causes   of S[
£    higher lighting bills in November than October. ==
A fine of $1000 and costs was inflicted upon Gordon C. Yoke, a Toronto draftee who failed to report in 1918.
The public schools at Lipton, Sask.,
have been closed on account of fuel
John Worthington, nine years of age,
was burned to death in a fire that destroyed the home of his grandfather,
Charles Stuart, ln Hamilton, Ont. The
boy yas alone in the house at the time.
Gordon MacLeod Stewart of Calgary
haB been appointed district seed inspector for the seed branch of the
agricultural department for the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
Another case of sleeping   sickness
was reported iu Saskatoon, Sask.
Struck by a motor car, Mrs. Nellie
Sullivan was instantly killed at London, Ont.
Soldiers coming from England have
brought with them British currency to
the value of five million dollars, which
is now In the finance department, and
on which the soldiers received the
benefit of the exchange.
. Failing to dodge a falling tree, Fred
R. Dauphinee was killed at the Fritz
Stormount lumber camp, Hudson's
Bay Junction, Sask. Dauphinee was a
native of Lunenburg, N.S.
Queen Mary has been pleased to accepted the Indian name of "Go-Non,
Ronk Kwa," from the women of the
Six Nations Indians, whose reserve is
near Brantford, Ont.
Two brothers charged at Carmarthen assizes with the murder of their
mother and brother, have been acquitted. The murdered brother had
been a prisoner of war in Germany.
On his return a family consultation
took place at which the mother, Mrs.
Evans, decided that Samuel, the ex-
prlsuner ot wur, was to have the farm
on which they lived, and that James,
one ot the accused, should go to sea.
Later, It was said, James told a neighbor that he had found his brother and
mother in the farm house shot through
the head. The same day the younger
prisoner, William, aged 18, paid ten
guineas for a bicycle. Circumstantial
evidence was against the accused, but
was not considered conclusive.
The mother of Jack Cornwell, the
Jutland Battle boy V.C., died in her
sleep at her home ln the Hmehouse
district of London.
Aground for two years off the coast
of Russia, a large ship has been got
off by British seamen and towed to the
Tyne for repairs.
Cambridge University senate Is to
vote upon a proposal to appoint a committee to report upon whether women
shall be admitted to tbe university.
On her 104th birthday, Miss Einme-
llne Draper of Worthing, London, had
a letter of congratulation from the
Three human skeletons have been
found under the floor ln the Horse and
Jockey Inn, Abingdon, Berkshire.
Sixty-two years at one Job must
surely constitute a record even for
Scotland. Robert Allan, a fitter, haa
just retired from the service of the
Durle Foundry at Leven, with that
record. The directors gave him a handsome cheque and passed a resolution
of appreciation.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd.
P.O. 314
Edward Lavole of Montreal has been
appointed teacher of French In the
Manchester, N.H., high school ut a sal
ary of $1700.
Joseph Drennan, aged 52 years, proprietor of the Macdonald House ut
Chesley, Out., for more than twenty
years, and well known' lu sporting
circles, died suddenly.
Robert Wright was found dead in
his cabin ln the Centanne district of
the Bulkley Valley, B.C. He had been
dead forty hours. Wright went west
from Peterboro, Ont.
The sentence on Mrs, Lovioo Thompson, who was to have been hanged at
Kingston, for the death of her infant
last March, has been commuted to life
Arthur Edward Rosborough of Mount
Royal College, Calgary, Alta., has hoe*'
appointed junior magnlticlau of the
Dominion observatory.
There was a scene at an inquest on
a Lincolnshire domestic servant when
a verdict was returned ot wilful mor-
der against William Wright, the girl's
lover. Wright declined to attend the
Inquest, but, after the verdict, was
brought to be committed for trial. "I
don't want to sny anything," said
Wright, turning away. Then, catching
sight of one of the witnesses, a chini-
new sweep, he leapt ut him, with an
imprecation and with hand raised to
strike hlm. The sweep shrank back
and policemen seized Wright and hurried him struggling to the cells. Com-
pey, the sweep, Is being held by the
Mayor of Windsor for seven years,
Mr.' William Carter waB recently at
the Guildhall presented by Princess
Alice, Countess of Athlone, on behalf
of her fellow war workers, with a
handsome Georgian silver tray, suitably Inscribed, and an Illuminated address. The princess snid: "As one of
your fellow war workers, and as one
who constantly associated with you. I
appreciate all you have done for
Windsor. I wish you long life and happiness to enjoy a well-earned rest."
The princess also presented to the
amyoress u silver-framed portrait ot
the mayor In his robes.
In a fried fish shop at Glasgow, a
pan ot boiling fat caught fire. A passer-by rushed Into the shop and seizing a bucket of water threw It on the
contents of the pan. An explosion Immediately followed. The owner was
blown over the counter by the force
of the explosion, and a customer was
hurled through the doorway. The plate
glass window was shattered and several people on the street were slightly
Injured by the flying splinters. A Are
alarm was smashed by the force of the
explosion, and the Are brigade arrived
in a few minutes later and extinguished the Are wltb Band.
Edinburgh corporation ln order to
carry out large undertakings will have
to borrow about $22,000,000. The
Greater Edinburgh which It Ib proposed to unify as a single administrative district under the Edinburgh
amalgamation scheme would Include,
In addition, to the city of Edinburgh,
the burgb of Lelth, the burgh of Musselburgh, and tbe adjacent suburban
district of the county of Midlothian.
A memorial tablet was unveiled by
tbe Rrlgt Rev. Professor Peterson, D.
D„ moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, In Bel-
lahouston Church, Glasgow, to the late
Very Rev Dr Brown and his four sons
who were all killed In the war
Voting for a minister for New Orey-
frlars parish church, Edinburgh, resulted ln the election of the Rev. W. W.
D. Gardiner, B.D., of St. Madoes parish
church, Perth.
The dancing craze has reached such
proportions, even in sober Scotland,
that it came up for discussion before
the Inverness magistrates. Balllle
Petrie, who favored restriction before,
said he would not now oppose dancing
to 4 o'clock lu the morning, because
after considering the question, he considered that the evils which he had ln
view were not the direct outcome of
those dances. Bailie MacAllan moved
that dancing be restricted to 2 o'clock,
but It was agreed by a majority that It
should be permitted until 4 o'clock.
Glasgow University is to erect a memorial chapel ln remembrance of
graduates and undergraduates wbo fell
In the war >
A Glasgow man who blgamously
married a Sterling woman has been
sent to jail for nine months
A woman bigamist at Glasgow has
been sent to Jail for thirty days
Just as the public were tired of discussions about who Is to blame for the
war, the Bavarian Premier came forward with the suggestion that his opponents, the Democrats, were, because
"they had maintained an imbecile and
half-witted monarch.y
Our Christmas and New Year's
Stock is Complete
Consisting of Watches,
Jewellery, Cut Glass and
Watches from $2.75 up.
Rings from $1.25 and up.
Brooches $1.00 and up.
All the latest .Books and Magazines in
stock and arriving.
T     ft     li/l   I 17 A IM   Watchmaker and Jeweller,
.     JL/.     lYlCI^IIi/Vll       DUNSMUIR AVE., CUMBERLAND
The historic estate of Polnoou, Renfrewshire, which was owned by the
late Lieut. Alastair Stuart Gilmour of
the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, has been privately acquired for
$325,000 by Lord Weir of Eastwood
and his brother, Mr. James George
Weir. The ancient castle, of which the
ruins only can now be traced, was
built by Sir John Montgomery with
the ransom money of Lord Percy
(Hotspur), whom he took prisoner at
the battle of Otterburn. The word Pol-
noon denotes ransom.
V. D. DesRoBlers of Quebec has been
appointed Indian agent and medical
attendant for the Bersimls Indian
agency, Saguenay county, Quebec.
Commissioner Mecch of   the public
workB department, was returned    to
A woman fraud was sentenced at
Carlisle for pretending she could supply groceries at lower prices than tho
regular grocors, to six months at hard
labor. The chief constable said there
Were fifty-eight charges against the
woman, who admitted tbem all, the
towns concerned Including Bolton,
Bury,  Barrow,  Keswick,  Hyde,  Pen-
An ancient Inn, the Angel, at Tweed-
mouth, has just been sold. The property had been In the hands of the family of Stevenson since the time of the
Commonwealth, aud thc site of the Inn
Is said to have been the camping
ground of thc English army after the
battle of Dunbar.
A real white deer calf has made Its
appearance In Cozac Forest, in Glen
Cannichy, Inverness-shlre, owned by
Miss Chlsholm of Chlsholm. The forest
was rented this year   by Sir George
The beaux of Paris are excited be
cause at the dinner which the King of
Spain gave to President Poincare, the
host wore a violet evening dress coat.
Leaders ln men's wearing apparel are
trying to make colored evening coats
Twelve thousand parents, some with
twenty children living, have applied
for the donation to be distributed
under the will of M. Cognacq to the
largest families In France.
Prince Wilhelm, second son of the
King of Sweden, Intends to take part
In the scientific expedition to Central
America to make archaeological and
ethnological researches.
At an internment camp in Holland
seventy men employed as guards have
deserted because they did not like
their officers and claimed to be overworked. |
In broad. daylight, at La Havre,
France, three (nen robbed two clerks
of the state railway ot money ready for.
wages amounting to $25,000.
Costa Rica's, navy consists of two
motor boats. One Is the flagship of the
Imaginary Atlantic squadron and tho
other of the Pacific.
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer  The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
Full line of
Fruit Flavors.
U. WATANABE, Proprietor.
Ladies' and Gents' Suits
Made to Order.
P.O. Box 43.
land, B.C. 13(3 ^
Pag? Eight.
December 20,1919.
Children of the United Sunday Schools of Grace Methodist and St.
George's Presbyterian Churches Display Sple.tdid Talent as
Entertainers—Delightful Finish to a Very Merry Christmas
in Which Most of the Children of the City Took Part.
The children of Ihe Sunday Schools of Grace: Methodist and
St. George's Presbyterian churches'have every reason to be proud
of the manner in which they entertained their friends on Christmfes
llight, when they staged in a splendid maimer the cantata "The
Crown of the Year" in the Methodist Church- The performance
throughout was of a very high order and reflected the greatest
credit upon these charged with the, task of training the children,
principal of whom was Mr. Charles O'Brien.
Where all the performers did SO well it is a difficult matter to
single out any one for special mention, but Master Robert Richardson as "Tommy" deserves mere than passing notice. This lad
displayed considerable histrionic ability and was in a great measure responsible for the success of the evening. Mi is Ellen Clarke
as "June" almost succeeded in convincing everyone, thai she was
entitled to the crown, but the author of the cantata decreed otherwise. But while she did not succeed in winning the prize, Miss
Clarke may have tlle satisfaction of knowing that she succeeded in
singing her way into Ihe hearts of the audience.
Prior to the cantata a short programme was n ndered. Mr. W.
II. Youhill was chairman and opened thc programme wilh a few
remarks in which he wished the audience the compliments of tin'
season. Mr. Chris Edwards then rendered as an organ solo the
overture to "Poet and Peasant" for which he received much applause. Rev. Mr, Knox address ed a tew happy remarks and
wound up with a couple of good stories. Mrs. McLeod gave.a
splendid exhibition of club swinging, and Mr. Charles O'Brien delighted the little ones with his humorous selections, Mr. T. West-
well showed that he can bring swoet music out of a concertena, and
the evening's programme was brought to a close-by Rev. Mr. Hood,
who axprcived the appreciation of the united chinches of thc efforts of those responsible for the success of the evening.
Following is the cast of characters in the cantata:
The Year Mr. ('has. O'Brien
January   Clive Banks
Fobruary   Dave Lockhart
March   Wm. Stanaway
April   Edith  Horbury
May   Etta  lined
Juno   Ellen Clarke
July       Ernest McDonald
August   Edith Hood
September   Charlotte Carey
Third   Mildren Calnan
Fourth '■- PrlBcilla Wilson
Fitth  Harriet Gomm
Sixth Annie Swanson
Seventh   Nora Olen
Eighth   Amy Dallos
Ninth   Ada Small
Tenth  Bella Baird
Owing to the inclement state of* the
weather the balloon ascension bad to
ine called off.
doing (Mil nf Business Dec. :"■>.
1 will appreciate a sell lenient of all
outstanding accounts, Will be here
until January S to receive same.
A. 11. PEACEY.
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Own   the   Best
If  your   piano  lioars   Hit*
n a in c antl  trade mark ul'
+      Hs ■   i(c       *       ;;:       H=      ■*       #       #       *
*     HEINTZMAN   &   CO.
you have got the very
best manufactured iu tlio
Doniinion oi Canada. II'
it doesn't hear tlie name
and yuu mint the best,
call or write in tin- near-
GbI Helntzman branch
and ilies* will take your
other piano iu exchange ■
for a Ye Olde Firnio ol'
Helntzman & Co. piano,
allowing yuo a fair valuation on yuur used instrument.
December .  .
Herald of the
The Hours
  Florence Woods
.. Douglas Sutherland
  Reg. O'Brien
Year . Wm   Whltchouse
  Edith O'Brlon
Helen Parnham
     .Maud  Baird
... Dorothy Liddell
Osive Hichardion
Margaret Richard on
  Annie -|-aif
  Robert Richard :o'
  Ila-.cl Mounts
  Mary i Iddoi:
   Dotrict  Mltchol!
  Pearl Hu idi
.  Miitlgo Fouracn
c. McKlnnoi
 Unite O'Drlet
    Norma  Parnham
Margaret   llallida,
Chrlssle Sutherland
Isabel Prydi
    Evelyn Caroy
  Winnie Shouldlci
  Beatrice Dlrtilo
 :  .Mary Davlos
  Fanny Stmekotl
The Flowers
.... Elsie  Young
.     Edna  Marsh
Nora Peacock
  Lilly Qloii
Winnie  Calnan
LEARN -These are the big paying
line's of. the future.' Skilled men
and women are always iu demand
In the after war re-adjustment
ouly trained persons will be wanted.
Start now to learn. Send for catalogue today. WHAT DO YOU
WANT TO BE? Wo train you in
electrical, mechanical, mining and
steam engineering. Ship and mechanical drafting. Also courses ill
Navigation, Agriculture, Stenography, automobile, languages, chemistry, telopjinne and other subjects.
International Corres p onde n e c
Schools, P.O. Box 1121, Nanaitno.
H.C.. .1. H. -Milsoni, Manager.
Eight .... .... Mildred Loclcnei I
sN'Ine   Eleanor Davlos
Ten     Beth  Horburj
Eleven      Alma Ca .un'
Twelve            Lillian Banks I
The Fruits-
First  .-.  Edna Boiuilu
Christmas 1919
desire .to offer to the Customers
antl Friends of tbe Hank Most
Wishes for a Happy Christmas
and a Prosperous New Year.
I Second Annual
§ January and February
• Clearance Sale
Watch this space for our Second Annual Clearance Sale. Our present stock must be cleared out
below cost to make room for new stock about to
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland.
Commencing Saturday, December 27, and for one week, we will make
some Sensational offers in our sale of Ladies' Coats.
We have a choice assortment, in fact our stock is heavier than it should
be, and wc intend selling every Coat at a price that will effect a quick sale,
Tho assortment comprises some very nifty   Coats,   in many leading
styles, both in tweed and velour.
ladies' Rain Coats will be sold at a great reduction, and our stock of
Heavy Rubberized Motor Coats will be included.
A few Girls' Coats will be cleared out at far below today's values.
A Chance Not to Be Missed
You Can Save Dollars on Above Lines
Be on Time Saturday
SEE   OUR    WINDOWS       "=®J
Grocery  Specials
Our line of Grycery Specials cannot be excelled.   Note the following:
King's Quality Flour, the best, our price, per sack $2.95
Graham Flour, 7-lb. sack, regular 05c. for 50c
Quaker Oats, regular 40c, special, 3 for ...: $1.00
Robbie Burns Pancake Flour, regular SOc, for  25c
Pacific Milk, 16-oz. tins, regular 20c etch, special, 7 for $1.00
Pacific Milk, baby size, regular 10c, per doz $1.00
Canned Tomatoes, Royal City brand, regular 25c, special, 5 for $1.00
Apricots, 1-lb. tins, regular 30c, for 25c
Peaches, 1-lb. tins, regular 30c, for 25c
Pride of Canada Maple Syrup, quarts, for  $1.25.
Lowney's Cocoa, half-lb. tins, regular 35c, for 30c
Lown'ey's Cocoa, 1-lb. tins, regular (i5c, for fiOc
We have Cowan's in same sizes at the same prices.
Libby's Olives, 1 oz., plain, regular 25c, for 15c
Queen Olives, quart mason jars  (>0c
Stuffed Olives, 4 oz. 25c
Stuffed Olives, 9 oz. 50c
Grapelade, made from Concord grapes, 1-lb. tins 25c
2-lb tins   50c
3-lb tins -. .,  75c
Libby's Apple Butter 25c and SOc
Vou save sugar by buying both of above lines.
Quaker Pork and Beans, each   10c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, regular 20c, now 3 for 50c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, large, regular 35c, now 30c
Pilchard's "Snow Cap," half-lb. tins, regular 15c, now 2 for 25c
Ditto, 1-11). tins, regular 25c, now 20c
Notwithstanding the great advance in teas we are now making a special
effort to give good value. Here is a leader. About 100 lbs. tea to be
cleared al, per lb.  (ifl.-s
To lovers of Coffee there Is nothing like fresh ground coffee, Try our
I WO leaders:
No. 1 grade, per Ib 75c
No. 2 grade, per Ib (),-,(■
Everyone uses soap, or should use it. Note the undermentioned:
Crystal White Soap, regular 2 for 25c, special, 5 for       50c
Royal Crown Naptha, 3 for  25c
Gobelin Soap,,'! fdr 25c
Magic Washing Tablets, (j in package 25c
Witch .Soot Destroyer  isc
Witch Wallpeper Cleaner, per tin 25c
Simon Leiser & Co.


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