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Legislation Uhrarj
THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND U^EWS established 1891
VOL."IX., No. 20
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
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Medical Fund Decide  to  Purchase an X-ray Machine.
The members of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, Medlca:
Fund, held a special general meeting
in the Ilo Ilo Theatre on Sunday. Il
the absence of Mr. John Comb, Chairman of theMedicalDoard, James L
Brown, of Ilevan, 'occupied the chair
In Ills opening remarks, Mr. Browr
explained tliut the meeting was foi
the purpose of considering tho financial standing of the Fund and tin
handing over nf tlie liability for tin
treatment of accidents to the Workmen's Compensation Board, polntlm
out that In the past, with reference
to hospital treatment, the local funi
had taken care of their own members in case of accident. He wouh
suggest that the employees consider
the proposed change.
After considerable discussion, ques
lions asked mid explained, it was fin
ally decided to hand over to tin
Workmen's Compensation Board thi
liability for the treatment of accidents, for which the employees wil
pay 25c. per month.
The next question that came up fo;
consideration was hospital treatment
for members, their families and de
pendents in case of sickness or accident that does not come within the
scope of the Workmen's Compensation Act The Medical Board, In t
communication of a recent date, re
quested the Directors of the Cumber
land General Hospital to submit i
monthly rate for sickness or accident, with the result that the following communication was addressed tc
the Secretary-Treasurer of the Medical Fund:
Dear Sir:- Replying to your lettel
of arccent date we beg to inform you
that the Cumberland General Hospital will furnish treatment to thf
members of the Medlcalt Fund and
their families on the following terms:
For the rate of 40c. per member pei
month the hospital will furnish hospital treatment In the public wardi
of the Cumberland General Hosplta
to any member of the Fund or an}
member of his family dependent upoi
him (If in the opinion of the medlca
attendant the case requires hosplta:
treatment) in cases of sickness or accident not coming within the scope
of the Workmen's Compensation Act
but not including maternity cases oi
contagious diseases. We cannot undertake to furnish medicines, tht
conditions provided in our previoui
olfer re medicines, dressings, private
wards and special nurses, etc., applj
to this offer. Trusting this will receive your careful consideration, wi
remain, yours truly,
President of the Board of Directors
The President of the Hosplta:
Board was present and gave an able
address on the work the Hospital wai
endeavoring to accomplish, the necessity of such an institlon and the advantage of bringing it up to a point
of elllciency for the benefit of the employees, During the course of hli
address the speaker was given everj
After tlie employees had given tin
matter some consideration It was decided to adjourn the discussion foi
two weeks. f
The communication from the Hospital with reference to the purchace
of an X-ray machine was received
very favorably, when It was explained
that Mr. Thomas Graham, Genera
Superintendent of the Canadian Col-
Merles (Duusiuulr), Ltd., had generously promised to give dollar for dol
lar with the employees towards tin
purchase of an X-ray machine for tin
Cumberland General Hospital. Thi.
olfer speaks well for the uiuuugeineii.
of the Collieries, and they are to bi
commended for studying the welfare
of their employees In case of accident by assisting in the Installation o:
such an up-to-date apparatus for the
benefit of their men.
In view of this magnificent offer o!
tlie Canadian Collieries tile member:
of the Fund unanimously decided tc
assess themselves Immediately $1.25
tier man, and instructed the Board ol
Directors of tlieCumberland Genera:
Hospital lo purchace forthwith the
latest and best X-ray machine on tin
market Acting on the Instructions
of the special general meeting of the
members of the Medical Fund, Mr
Charles Graham, Chairman of the
Hospital Board, wired to Chandler &
Fisher, of Vancouver, distributors of
"X-ray and electrical apparatus, re
quiring them to send their represen-
. tative lo Cumberland. On Tuesday
evening Edward L. Day, manager of
the Vancouver branch, arrived. The
Board of Directors then held a special
meeting, with the representative present, and decided   to   purchase   the
Victor Snook X-ray machine, maiui-
'actured by tlie Victor Electric Corporation, of Chicago, of which Cluin-
iler & Fisher, of Vancouver, are tiie
listrlbuling agents for Western
This is the largest, the latest ill
jvery respect and tlie most powerful
machine manufactured today, nnd
.vlll be the most complete X-ray in-
itallatioli on tlie Island. It Is so
powerful and penetrating that In-
.tantnncous radiographs of nil the
noviiig organs of Die human anatomy
jan be taken, The operator can also
icrcen the patient and watch Ihe
movement of Internal organs as one
.vould watch a moving picture thrown
.in .the screen. There is nothing in
.he present X-ray art that this machine is not capable of doing, and it
will be the only one of Its kind on the
Island—the last word in X-ray.
The cost of the machine complete
.vlll be F.O.B. Chicago, $11,118,011, with
Jiree times first class freight.
(Continued from last week.)
The President of the Committee
then announced that Mr. Thomas
Graham, the General Superintendent,
would give a few remarks.
Upon taking the platform it was
some time before Mr. Graham could
oe heard, he was given such an extraordinary rccoptlon. He expressed his
pleasure at seeing so many of the
employees and those whom they held
near and dear to them present on
this the First Annual Picnic, and
that they may enjoy themselves In
such a way as to look forward to the
second annualpicnlc with pleasure,
Mr. Graham then read a telegram
that he had received from Mr. H. S.
Fleming, of New York, president of
the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir
Ltd., which read as follows:
New York, July 18th.,—Thos. Graham, General Superintendent, Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir, Ltd.,
Cumberland, B. C.
Please give my compliments and
heartiest good wishes to all of our
.nen and their families, and express
my appreciation of the good co-opera
tion they arc giving us, and my sincere hope that the good feeling that
now exists between us may grow
stronger with each passing year of
our labors together and cement a
.Inn understanding based on fair and
otralghtforward dealing with each other. I sincerely hope the picnic may
give pleasure to all and beg you will
give my congratulations to the winning team.   H. S. FLEMING.
The reading of the telegram fell
upon the ears of the employees with
pleasure, judging from the applause.
It was again some time before he could proceed. Mr. Graham also touched
upon the harmonious conditions thai
existed between the employees, the
officials, and the Company, and dealt
oxtenslvely upon Safety First, asking the co-operation of the mothers
and wives of the employees by advising their husbands and sons to take
every precaution when following the
daily avocation, which he thought
would have the desired effect in adopting the Safely First method. Before concluding, Mr, Graham present-
ad twelve employees with Government Certificates for the Draeger Apparatus of Mine Rescue Stations,
,vho had already passed a successful
jxamlnatiou in that work. The Central Superintendent congratulated the
nen upon their success and closed his
.•emarks by thanking tlie committee
n charge and the employees in general for their careful attention,,
Tho Adult sports took place in the
The greatest event of the day was
ho tug of war won by tlie employees
:f No. 4 Mine, who secured tlie prize
if $70 in cash and the cup nnd ten
,'Old medals presented by the Can'a-
iia.ii Collieries. Union Day won sec-
md place in the contest, with a prize
if $30. The other two teams competing in this contest were the employ
ics from Nos. 6 and 7 Mines, who
,vero defeated in the ilrst pull by No.
1 and Union Bay, but only by the
imall margin of one inch in each pull
ifter the time limit of ten minutes.
UI the employees made a good show-
ng on tlie rope.
The Cliliic.se and Japanese Tug-of-
War was very exciting, tlie Chinese
pulling tile Japanese away after a
pull of thirty-one minutes.
Miss Helen Kuck, one of the Wadleigh High School, New York
Farmerettes appealing for women workers at the opening of the
Wadleifrh War Gardens in the Park of the Public Library, New
York City.
FOR SALE CHEAP. — 80 - Acre
Ranch of good land, comprising
as bungalow andt several outbuildings, HO acres under cultivation. For further Information apply to o. J. HARDY,
Courtenay, B.C,
A Public Demonstration
Will be held in the Council Chambers ou Sunday evening, August 4th.,
commencing at S.OO O'clock, to commemorate the Fourth Anniversary of the
Declaration of War, when the follow-ing resolution will be moved by His
Worship, Mayor Harrison.
THAT on tills Fourth Anniversary of the Declaration of a Righteous War
this meeting of the Citizens of Cumberland records it's inflexible determination to continue to a victorious end the struggle 111 maintalnance of
those ideals of liberty and justice which are the common and sacred
cause of the Allies.
The following amounts were collected by the Red Cross Society during the month of July:.—
Camp  $26.00
Maryport Avenue         6.85
:No. 5 Jap Town       3.85
Derwent and   Allen Avenues       9,65
Penrith  Avenue          8.40
Bevan      3.45
Dunsmuir Avenue         25,13
Windermere   Ave        6.25
Membership    !        2 00
Total          #100.60
.Among the feature Ilium which .will
lie shown ui the llo llo Theatre tlie
following week will be Marguerite
Clarke in "The Seven Swims," n beautiful, spectacular fairy tule. Dont
/ita 1 to  see Ibis  Clarke masterpiece.
Paris, Aug., 1st.,—Iu an advance of
about two miles ou the Alsne-Marnc
front today, the Allied troops reached
Crauioiselle and Cramallle on the
southwestern part of the salient, cap-
cording to the war ofllce announce
ment tonight.
(Merges and Meuuiere wood have
also been occupied, and tlie village ol
Romigny, north of tbeDormans-Rhel-
nics road, was taken.
From July 15 to July 31 the prisoners captured by the Allies numbered 33,400, of whom 647 are officers
Monduy.s Special feature at the llo
Ilo will be the great film story of the
sinking of the Lusitania, Rita Joli
vet In, "Lest We Forget."
The Indian officers are as much of an attraction in the Bois de
Boulogny as the pretty Parisienne themselves. These men, many
from the ruling families of India, have shown marked courage and
loyalty to the cause.
Alez. McLeod Succumbs to hit
Alexander McLeod died In the Cum
berland General Hospital on Monday.
July 29th., from injuries recoivci.
nun a fall of top coal, while working
a No. 4 Mine of the Canadian (ol
[cries, some ten days previous. Wliei
.lie unfortunate accident occurred
■ here was very little hope of Ills re
jovery, but as tlmu wore on It wa.
bought that ho might recover Iron:
he severe Injuries received, and al
hat sklilled physicians and carefu
.iiralng could accomplish for hie
iimfeirt and assistance was brougln
nto force. In spite of all that could
ie done, hesuccumbed on the date ab
tve mentioned.
The deceased was a native of No
• a Scotia, and in his 42nd., year, lb
md resided in tills district for I
lumber of years. In his manner hi
,-as very reserved, and carefully se
iccted his company, respected by al
,vho had the pleasure ot his acquaint
The remains were embalmed at the
flanks Undertaking Parlors on Tues
day, and the funeral service was liele
on Wednesday morning, Rev. Jame:
Hood offlcilating.
The members of Union Lodge, I. O
O. P., of which the esteemed was ai
esteemed member, escorted the bod)
to the railway station of the Wellington Colliery Railway Co., foi
shipment tu friends In Nova Scotia.
THAT Flight Lleut.Orant Is expect
ed on Saturday.
THAT he has done his bit.
THAT he will receive a fitting welcome.
THAT no doubt "Mayor Dowdell
will have on his regalia for the occasion.
THAT the people have been wondering why the Mayor has been pondering on Webster's Dictionary during the past week.
THAT no doubt a great speech will
be given by Mayor Dowdell.
THAT the case which came up be
fore the Mayor last week was taken
to Avizandum.
THAT It is reported a hot contest
will take place next election between
.Mayor Dowdell and Mr. Roy for the
seat of honor.
THAT the ladies  intend having
full board composed of their own sex
next season.
THAT a petition be sent to the
Cumberland Council for the use of the
Curfew bell.
THAT the Mayor has consented tc
ring It each night at 11.30.
THAT after the bell Is rung the Inhabitants will retire in good order-be
fore 12 o'clock
THAT the time held st Mr. Roy't
residence was a great success.
THAT fortune telling as allowed
at a prominent citizen's residence,
where several young ladies abide,
must cease.
THAT the Mayor will be notified il
any more sittings are indulged in.
THAT the prizes won by two prom-
luen ladles for the longest silence was
well earned' and the donor thanked
(or the costly gifts.
THAT the bonfires are a credit to
Royston. «
THAT Mr. Hoy Is working hard In
.lew of tho coming contest.
THAT outside politics will not hi
allowed in the community.
THAT when the new .Marine Drive
:s constructed local budding  resort
■vlll have lo look to their laurels.
A good example of u hardwnn
,osier who Is making a success of tin
Icycle end of his business In Mr
thos. E. Bate, of Cumberland, Van
■puvci Island, B. C, He has sold i
atge number of "Perfect" bicycle
nis season, and reports that hi
■iistomcrs arc thoroughly satlsliod
nil tlicir machines, and that he hoi
i ad mine of the trouble and kick
'Vhich are the bane of the dcalci
handling low priced bicycles. Mr
line Is quite satisfied the bicycle I.
Mere to stay, at least iu his district
md |ms done n great deal himself to
nuke cycling popular in Cumberland
md vicinity.   From Vim, of July 11
London. Aug. 1.—Tho British olll
'Inl communication Issued this ove-
ulng auya: "In the course of III
light several priuoners were captured
by our patrols In tho neighborhood of
Morris. Today there is nothing lo re
port beyond the usual artillery ac
tlvlty by both sides. The number of
prisoners raptured by us during July
aggregate 4,(08, Including SO officers.
William     McKelvey    returned     to
I'ancouver on Friday last.
Miss M. Michell returned from Victoria on Tuesday.
Mrs. .J *lcott. of Nanaimo, is here
on a visit to her sister. Mrs.   Herd.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. McCarthy visited
•Vlbernl during the week end.
Miss Margaret Mitchell arrived
on a visit to her slloter. Mrs. Robert
W. R. Dunn, spent the week-end
.vlth Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Banks, at
Jartley's Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Burnside motor-
d to Alberni on Saturday, returning
>n Sunday evening.
Mrs. James M. Savage, of Victoria,
irrlvcd at Beaufort Place, Cumberland, ou Tuesday evening.
Miss Rona McRay, ot Vancouver,
is the guest of Miss Dorothy Gillespie
of "Kamp Kumfy," Gartlcy's Beach.
George Tarbell, Mrs. Montgomery
and party, motored to Campbell River
on Sunday.
A. S. Humillon, Master Mechanic
of the Canadian Collierlles, with
headquarters at L'nlon Bay, was here
on an official vlilslt on Monday.
W. A. Owen, Construction Engineer of the Canadian- Collieries, returned from an official visit to Vancouver on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Ronalds and
family left for San Franclilsco on
Monday, where they expect to reside
in future.
Miiss Edna Hearns returned to
Vancouver on Monday, after a two-
weeks vacation , as the guest df Mrs.
George Brown.
A. T. Stephenson, Chief Constable
(or the County of Nanaimo, which
includes Mills dliistrict, arrived on
Tuesday morning and left on Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Reifel and son,
of Nanaimo, spent tbe week end in
Cumberland district and during their
stay here they were the guests of
Mrs. John Bruce.
Inspector Murray, of the Provincial Police, arrived on Tuesday and
left for Victoria on Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Robert Grant, Mrs. W, Hooper
and Lieut. L. Grunt, arc expected to
arrive at Royston Bench in a few
S. Iniinc, the Japanese who shot
and killed Mrs. Shiiduuo Ymnanc on
Saturday, July 13th, at No. 6 Japanese town, and then turned the revolver on hllmself, has recovered, and
was escorted to Nanaimo on Monday
last by Provincial Constable Rushford, there lo await Ills trial.
Mrs. Hood entertained at Afternoon
Tea at (lart ley's Beach on Tuesday
last. Besides the regular campers at
the Bench, the guests Included Mr.
mil Mrs. Baker, of Qualicum Beach:
Miss Hoglo, of Nanaimo; mid a iium-
ler of friends from Cumberland.
WANTED A girl to assist with
Oenoral Housework, salary, $25 per
month . Apply Mrs. P, P, Harrison,
Derwent  Avenue.
Jaines m. Savage, General Manager, and Thos. Graham, General Sn
psrlntendenl of the Canadian Collieries,   returned    to Cumberland on
Friday evening.
Annie Reese fell on Friday on a visit to Victoria and Seattle
W. J. Devltt. Inspector of Dominion
Military Police for tlie Provlnco of
British Columbia, has been bore for
Ills pa.il tow days In connection with
draft evadors,
Lance-Corporal George Rowo, formerly of tho customs department at
Ullloon Bay. anil now with the Dominion Police force, was here during
the week.
Miss Evelyn Beatrice Bate, of tho
teaching staff of the Vancouver Public School, Is here on a ton day's
visit to her father, Thos. B. Bite. TWO
a minute mid most ot bis shots will
lio "inners," or he can group his
shots on specified points of the target with the same ail-but unerring
skill. When he faces an advancing
enemy he wastes but few cartridges.
Coolly, rapidly, and with precision he
sends each bullet into its living, moving "billlet". He has confidence and
solf-assurance, because he knows just
what to do and how to do it. If the
line he is in is but thinly held he
does not get an attack of "nerves",
but applies himself with even greater
intensity to his task of shooting to
hit . If his rllle "jams" he takes up
another, but be does not think of
quitting, or or engaging his neighbor in pessimistic talk.
We. at home, must follow his example. We cannot stand on the "llr
Ing-stop" to check the Hun's ad
vance.Tlie enemies wo light lire less
tangible and perhaps more insidious. Hunger Is one of them, idle, depressing conversation is another.
Second only lu importance to keeping the army at full strength is that
of producing and conserving food.
Men are being culled from farms, as
well as from every other producing
industry. Our reserves are being
moved into the front line. But, even If tlie line is getting thinner, do
nol get an attack of nerves and think
ot throwing up your hands and running away. Try some rapid fire In
theproducing lino. Show your skill
in grouping your shots on the most
dangerous targets. If your implements are "jammed" from want of
help, join tit) with your neighbor who
may be in a similar plight. Such
team work may keep two farms from
being useless in the tight for freedom. Or if male labor is out of the
question, enlist the women Thousands of British women have been on
farms during the past two years, and
if tlie need arises Canadian women
will be no less dauntless. Shoot
quickly, shoot to hit, and keep
hitting.-A.  D.
®lj? Manfor
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 3rd, 1018.
Failure to understand the real place
and function of insurance is the most
powerful obstacle iii tho way of fire
prevention work. The average man
figures that, when a building burns,
Ihe only loss- is the difference between the actual value destroyed and
the amount or insurance carried. Insurance does not restore property
that is burned, nor obviate the loss
entailed. It merely distributes the
loss over many individuals instead of
allowing It to fall on the owner al
oneone. The insurance company is
merely a collecting and disbursing
agency for the policy holders. It collects from those policy holders enough money to pay tlie loss plus a
sufficient amount to cover operating
expenses, including the ordinary dividends on  capital  stock.
Excessive fire losses necessitate
excessive insurance rates. Low fire
losses will, in time, bring about reduction in rates. In the long run,
this rule works out Inexorably Ev
ery man who prevents, or helps to
prevent fire is indirectly helping to
reduce the cost of insurance for both
himself and his  neighbors.
Even the man who has nothing to
insure pays his share of the cost of
fire. The manufacturer carries insurance on his goods in process of
manufacture mid in storage. The
wholesaler and retailer likewise car
ry insurance upon their stocks. Be
it a loaf of broad or a pair of socks,
by the time the article lias reached
the consumer a dozen insurance premiums have been paid upon it, and
tlie amount added to the price. "The
lire loss is, therefore, nothing more
or less than a tax upon the public
which, in some form or oilier, they
are sooner or liner compelled lo pay.
There is no escape except by a rodu"
tion of tlie lire loss Itself. Bettor
construction, the elimination of care
lessness and the prompt conviction of
incendiaries are matters of direct and
vital importance to every man, woman and child in Canada.-J. (1. s.
In Japan tlie Government and the
manufacturers arc Jointly spending
$2,000,000 on an Institute for Physical and Chemical Research,
As one of the largest employers
of labour in Canada, the Dominium
Government has made a commmend-
alile move in furnishing club rooms
for the use of women employed In the
civil service in Ottawa.
Although of comparatively modern
origin, the policy of some great captains of industry in providing recreational and kindred facilitiiics for the
employees lias proved emlinently
worth while. The experience of such
at Nliagara Falls,, and more recently, of the Massey-Harrls Co., at Toronto, demonstrates that the expenditure involved results in greatly Uncrossed efiicieincy, as well as In encouraging employees to retain their
posiiitilons. One of the greatest losses sustained by many concerns is
the constant hiring ot unskilled labor to off-set the general tendency
of semi-skilled labour to move from
one position to another. Experiience
shows that this loss is largely checked by improvilng the surroundings
of the worker, both during the ofllce
or shop hours and duriing the period when he is not on duty. The government might well consider the extension of thlis policy by making pro
vision for bettor housing conditions
for its workers all over tho country,
as ban been done by the British Gov-
inent in certain large munition
centres.-A. D.
In several British Industries, na
lim raw materials are now bolng-ul
lllzod whore, before the war BUOh inn
tcrinls were Imported from tho continent simply because the manufacturer did nol happen lo know thai am
pie supplies ui the sumo were at his
very door, n fail oi' which he would
have been Informed il he had consulted competonl scientific authorities. This is well Illustrated in the
case i,( inn- uf tlie largest steel corporations of England which, until
1014 hail been importing from Austria, through a German linn, u certain material for lining its converters. When war was declared It congratulated itself on tho fact that it
hud a two year's supply on hand. As
time wore on, however, and tlie sup
ply diminished, complacency gave
place to anxiety. Finally, the directors decided to cnll iu scientific advice. They wore refused
vice. They were referred to the geol
ogisis who Informed them that a
bountiful supply of the material in
question was available in the immediate vicinity of thoir own plant.
Tho information was acted upon, a
shaft was sunk at no great distance
from their furnaces, and, as a result
tho company is now mining in sufficient quantity on its own account
the material formerly Imported from
Austria at many times the cost.-J. C.
A well   trained  infantryman
expert on rapid lire.   He can fire III:
rifle tlie maximum number of tlmo<
\s was Inevitable, tbo United States
Government has stiffened its restrlc-
tiosn as to passports for women who
wish lo go abroad, So ninny have
abused the privilege—some by deceiving the government about their
intentions and their potontiontial
usefulness abroad, and others, no
doubt, by deceiving themselves—that
tho government no longer issues
passports to any woman who is a
relative of a soldier or ot a civilian
lu foreign service, or to any woman
who is under twenty-five years of ago.
A bank ' ollicial of u Florida city
'oils the touching story of a woman
who subscribed for a Liberty bond
on the Installment plan of paying
live dollars down and five dollars
monthly for nine months. "I think
that I can make the payments all
right," she said, "but It mny come
hard to pay the government the In
barest twice a year for the next
twenty-five years." That was her
idea of what the bond meant, but,
poor, old and Ignorant though she
was, she had such a flame of patriotism burning in her heart that she
was willing to undertake the obligation.
New   Summer   Dress   Goods
3Gin.  Voiles in white,  maize,  peach, grey, old rose, Alice blue, navy and
black, at 65c. per yard.
Crepe Cloths in plain self-colors and fancy stripes.
Lace Figured Organdies and Silk Striped and Figured Voiles from 50c. to
$1.50 per yard.
Prints, Cheuked and Striped Dress Ginghams, at the old price, 5 yards for $1.
Special Values in Messaline and Pongee Silks.
Newest styles in Coat Middies and Wash Skirts.
Ladies' Summer Undeivests in Cotton and Mercerized Lisle, from 35c. to
$1.50 each.
Ladies' Colored Silk and Lisle Hose, in all light shades.
Ladies' High Top white Canvas Shoes, with leather soles, Cuban or Louis
Ladies' Bathing Suits and Caps.
Men's Dept.
Special Value in Men's Merino and Balbriggan Uneerwear in two-piece' and
Union Suits, short sleeves and knee lengths.
Men's, Youths' and Boys' Bathing Suits in all sizes.
Men's White Lisle Silk Socks, in all light shades, Sport Shirts and Ties,
Tennis Shoes, Panama and Boater shape Straw Hats.
Special Value in Boys' and Youths' Sport Shirts and Blouses, Union Suits in
Summer Underwear.
Straw Hats and Caps, brown Canvas Shoes and Sweaters in all sizes.
Invictus Shoes, "The Best Good Shoe for Men."
One in the uniform of France, the other of Uncle Sam,  who met.
for the first time in ten years. They are Marcel and Rene Humbert
natives of Biarritz.
There will probably be an attempt
before the end of the present year,
to cross the Atlantic by aeroplane
for men of science are studying the
problem with especially keen Interest just now. But It Is disconcerting
lo those of us whose ideas about
geography are hazy to learn that New
Foundland, the Azores and Portugal
are the proposod "stations" on the
route. That course would make the
longest continuous flight only a little
mure than a thousand miles.
Dong Fong & Co.
Merchant Tailors
Gents' Furnishings, Dry Goods, Soaps and Toilet
Articles, Hosiery and Chinese Shoes.
Dunsmuir Avenue
Absolute    Continuity   of
Whenever you need it most, the telephone
never fails you. Day and night, it is always available for your use. Any interruption through
forces beyond control is but temporary, and telephone service may be said to be continuous.
Those who use the telephone most, those who
rely on it in extreme emergency, appreciate it the
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer  The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water
Cascade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
Full line of Pure
Fruit Flavors.
Battery   Owners,
We are installing a complete Storage Battery charging plant, and from now on will be in a position to
charge your batteries on short notice.
We also carry Electrolyte and Repair parts.
A Storage Battery should receive periodical attention
in order that the results of sulphating, etc., be removed,
thereby materially lengthening its life.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
Do not delay, but come early and see our bargains. New goods
are arriving daily, which we are selling at very low prices. Buy all you
can and save money. Goods are continually going up, but our sale is
a big reduction from regular prices. Ladies will be interested in the
bargains that we have to offer; a visit to our Sale will convince you.
Here are a few of our Special Prices:
"The Phonograph with a Soul."
Interest in the New Edison Diamond Disc
Phonograh grows stronger daily. No one
hearing the rich true tones of this perfect instrument could do other than long for one in
his owa home, With this instrument there
are no needle:; to change. The diamond point
is permanent and never wears out.
The Records used are double-disc, and are indestructible—lasting a life time.
It comes in a variety of finishes and woods to match any
Mr. Edison's remarkable genius and his years of strenuous
work have resulted in this instrument,  which is as nearly
perfect as human ingenuity can make it.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Nanaimo, B.C. umberland, B.C.
Fine quality Pongee Silk, 26in.
wide, at 50c. per yard.
Georgette Crepe, of fine quality,
colors sky, old rose, paddy,
Russian green, at $1.85 yd.
Another fine lot which we have
been selling at $3 and 3.25, in
wine, white, blue and grey,
Sale Price $2.20 yd.
Fancy Silk Poplin, 28in. wide.
Sale Price $1.00 yd.
Crepe de Chene. Sale $1.25 yd.
Crepe de Chene, 40in. wide, a fine
quality in old rose, Russian green.
Sale Price $1.50 yd.
Ladies' house Dresses, made of
good quality Crepe, assorted
colors, to clear below manufacturer's price, at $1.50
Girls' Dresses, made of fine quality goods, ages 1 to 14 years,
Sale Price 60c. to $1.50
Ladies' Summer vests, 4 for 95c.
Be sure you don't miss the ladies'
Hosiery, at 4 pairs for 95c.
Gent's  Furnishings at Greatly
Reduced Prices)
Men's Heavy Ribbed Underwear,
only a dozen left. Sale Price,
per garment     $1.25
Medium Weight Underwear, of
fine wool, a garment       $1.75
We carry a good assortment of
gents' Top Shirts, at prices
from           $1.00 to $2,50
Men's Heavy Sox, 3 pairs    $1.00
Men's Pants, at $3.15. $325,
$3.50. $3.75, $4.25 and $4.50.
We Sell for Cash.
We Sell for Less.
Come Early and Avail Yourself of the Bargains. Don't forget the place,
THE CORNER STORE, next to the Ilo Ilo Theatre, Cumberland.
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.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our  Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
Marocchi Bros.
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the  HARMONOLA
All the latest Books,  Magazines
and Periodicals,
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
WM.   MERRIFIELD,   Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave..       Cumberland, B.C.
Kita Jolivet in  "Lest We Forget," at Ilo Ilo next week.
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
Although we have long realised
that there is no atrocity too frightful for the imperial German government to commit, the sinking of hospital ships is a crime of such pecuUar
infamy that each time it occurs the
civilised world feels a new thrill of
horror and wrath. The latest German exploit of the sort 1b the torpedoing by night of the Llandovery
Castle, an 11,000-ton ship that showed
the regulation hospital lights, and
that carried besides her crew only
doctors and nurses. Out of tho258
persons on board one boatload of 24
men were rescued. They reported
that after the torpedoing, the U-boat
charged about among the wreckage,
and that It fired twelve shells at objects that they were unable to distinguish. As no other boats have
been picked up, it Is possible to guess-
what the targets were. The U-boat
commander was clearly acting on the
principle of spurlos versonkt.
The first American hospital ship,
tiie Comfort, is soon to sail. She
was to have gone across without convoy, plainly marked. The plan for
sending her in that way has now
been abandoned. If the Germans
attack an American hospital' ship,
they can hardly arouse against themselves any more lutenso Indignation
than already exists. Our people are
revolted just as much by tho murder
of Canadian nurses as they would be
hy the murder of American nurses.
The murder of American noncombat-
antR will, however, make American
combatants an even more terrible foe
to the Germans than they have yet
proved themselves to be.—Youth's
gliding speed Is seventy miles an hour  wet blanket over   my landing place, tho Z-lli   over the   Thames ostunry.
Down, down, down, you rush.     You It may mean crashing Into the side of. Good night's
a house or a hill, if the gas flares fall |
to show.
cannot see the earth at all. You are
In the same position as if you were
on a linen and spruce express train
loaded with dynamite, and running at
seventy miles an hour.
It is peril such as that, not that of
encounnterlng the enemy, which the
anxious flyer has oftenest on his
mind. Mr. Rader narrates a typlccal
experience; Zeppelins had been
ported off the east coast, approaching
London. He was ordered to take the
air, proceed in a certain direction for
one hour, at an altitude of nine thousand feet, and return at the end of
that time to his home aerodrome. He
swept upward lu climbing circles. The
guiding flares below vanished.
"Around me," he says, "nothing except grayish blackness, perforated above by the stars and below by occassional pinpricks of violet light Uiat
some careless housekeeper has left
unshaded. I seem to have entered a
silent, shrouded world. The reaction
to the excitement of my ascent comes.
I try to sing. The very sound of my
voice, audible above the roar of the
engiuo, sounds uncanny, and a cold
chill runs down my back. Something
is following. Quickly I turn- It is
only the uncanny form of my own (lis
Next Week
The bombing ot darkened London
by raiding airships has been vividly
described many times; but we have
not heard much about the perils and
exploits of those daring and alert
hawks of thenight, the British air patrol, who are the city's chief defense
against the raiders. Mr. Phillips Dwi-
ght Rader, In Sunset, has recently
given an excellent account of his experiences when he setved with them.
Have you ever been on a railway
train at night, he asks, and watched
the landscape rushing by. Vour
speed is, say, sixty mselilles an hour.
If you hit anything, you have tons of
steel and wood to break up before It
finally gets to you; even then your
chances of not getting hurt are good.
Now, picture yourself in an aero
plane at night. Your engine stops.
Tlie machine is fast and heavy. Your
"Away off to the right a shaft of
light like a silver pencil cuts up through the sky. Now another, and another! Still more. Home wave back
and forth, others hold their Bhnfts ute
ady, liko collossal marble columns
Joining the sky with the black earth.
The shafts concentrate in one spot.
For a few soconds only. Another silver pencil appears, parallel to the
rest of tlie lights. Then little dash'
es of red light, like matches being tit
in the distance, appear. They have
spotted a Zeppelin with the searchlights down below and are shelling It.
Shall I Hy In that direction? No, my
orders are to proceed ou my course,
and I hold true. Then suddenly the
lllghts are gone. The firing ceases.
The raider disappears. My hour is
up.   1 turn back.
"I have flown for an hour and forty-
five mlinutes now. Anxiously I look
to see the aeredrome night marks, but
beneath and before me is only darkness. 1 have flown now another ten
minutes. I should have sighted the
aerodrome Hares five minutes since.
Where have they gone? The night
flyers fear of a lost landing place
comes to mo as 1 strain my eyes to see
the flaring "L".
"My heart beats fast, for I see a
dirty, milky substance begin to crawl
across the black earth In spots-thc
dreaded   ground mist Is drawing   a
When at last the welcome flares
showed the stiff and weary aviator
the way to safety, his first thought
was to telephone his report; in response a vollce over the wlire told him
"Lieut. Brandon has brought down
^^^^^^^   work,
not scored this night.'
Tlie Zeps have
The national forests In the United
States have been so well conserved
as grazing ranges that they are now
giving pasturage to vastly more live
stock than ever before-this year about 9,01111,000 sheep and 2,300,000 cattle.
Tfbur House-
Now Doubly Valuable
So Doubly worth Painting
YCU have always looked upon painting os r.n
essential protection for your home. This year,
possibly you are thinking you might save llic money
it costs to paint. But that is not saving- it's
extravagance—more pronounced extravagance
than in normal times. Remember that building
materials are high and repairs (always more costly
than painting) are abnormally expensive just now.
n|A TfMl1 30% Pure Will.Ztac
, 100% Pan Paint
It has that wonderful covering capacity and l!:it
remarkable durability which results from the ui e
of pure white lead and pure white zinc in cci r<; l
proportion. Its manufacturers are commit tc! b; a
guarantee to that correct proportion. 1 hey cannot deviate from it because their guarantee i.3
printed on every can. That is v.hy we .sell ard
recommend B-H English paint—believing it lo be
higher in quality, more truly an economy paint
than any other on the market.
T. E. BATE, Cumberland, B.C.
QUEEN OF HOI-LAND,»-Dnring the recent crisis between Holland and Germany the Queen has stoud fast fur
the rights of her people.
Albert Goodwin, a draft evader, was
shot and killed by Daniel Campbell,
Dominion Police Officer, on July 27th.
Goodwin had been in the woods at
the north cud ol' Comox Lake for the
past four months, in an attempt to
ivado .the Military Service Act. Military Police Officers were sent up to
arrewt the evader, and it was win n
Constable Campbell was endeavoring
to effect Goodwin's arrest that he
was shot by a rifle. The remains
were brought to Cumberland on Wednesday morning and an Inquest was
li"ld in the Provincial Court House
the same evening, I'. P. Harrison
\ ■;■,; present on behalf of the relative.!
the deceased,   and Inspector Mur-
... oi' the Provincial Polite force for
tho Crown, and VV. A. Morsby forCon-
■ able Daniel Campbell, ihe man who
fired the fatal shot.
Dr. II. P. Millard was the first wit-
, and gave evidence us to tiie
i.   t-mortem  examination,
W. J. Devit, inspector of Canadian
Military polico, who was in the woods
and near the scene of the shooting,
explained the case as he knew it.
Lance-Corporal Ceo. Howe, and
CiK'ii Constable A. T. Stephenson, al-
.;:i.r 6vidor.ee, when the jury returned a verdict to the effect that Aider! Goodwin came to his death by a
i;ii!;i i from a rifle in the hands of
Daniel Campbell, when endeavoring
to effect Goodwin's arrest under the
Military Service Act,
The funeral of Albert Goodwin took
place on Friday. There was no officiating clergyman and the funeral
was in charge of the ocialist party.
Several visitors were here from Van-
COUver and the District to attend the
funeral, including VV. W. Lefeaux and
VV. A.  Pritciiard, of Vancouver.
Nanaimo, II. C„ Aug. 1st. Provincial Chief Constable tephenson returned this afternoon from Cumberland, where lie had been to bring the
body of Goodwin, tlie slain draft evader, out of the woods.
With him was Dominion Constable
( ampni ill, under arrest on a charge ol!
manslaughter arising out of the case.
Th'' latter was sent down to Victoria to stand liiri trial on' the charge.
I A if." Const aide H tephenson states
ijiit Goodwin was shot through the
lo.'t wrist, tbe bullet afterwards entering bis neck and severing hi* spi-
Clearing Prices on Trimmed and
Untrimmed Millinery:
The entire stock of Summer Millinery is
marked at prices which will effect a quick clearance. The selection presents a pleasing assortment of models in styles which are the very latest.
Values to $5.00 for $3.50
$7.50 for $4.75
$15.00 for $6.50
Values to $4.00 for $2.95
$2.75 for $1.95
Georgette Crepe and Crepe de Chene Blouses to Clear:
Values to $9.00 for $6.95
$7.75 for #5.15
#6.50 for #4.95
Ladies' Camisoles in Crepe de Chene and Silk at Exceeding Low Prices.
A Simple
Here is the McClary
Sunshine Furnace
McCIary's heating engineers will give you advice
and estimates of cost of
correct heating plant free.
When you purchase a Sunshine Furnace, McCIary's
engineers will provide you
proper plans for installing
it the McClary way by
which they will guarantee
satisfactory results.
For Sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son
London Toronto      Montreal       Winnipeg       Vancouver
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nal chord.     The dead man had his
rille (Irmly clutched In both hands.
The result of the shooting has already been manifested here by the
fact that several young men who are
known to have taken to the woods as
soon as the Military Service Act be^ j
eame law, and for whom search has
bo far been unavailing, have given
themselves up to the authorities.
.Mr. and .Mrs. Parlitt and daughter,
and .Miss F. Parlitt, of Victoria, are
here on a visit to Mrs. S. Norwood,
i'iie party motored over the road from J
lie Capital city.
Another Good Line Obtainable
Only at
is Mrs. Haines' "Home-made"
in 111) Glass Jars and 41b Tins.
The Ideal Breakfast Dish.
New Goods and Leaders
New Wools for Knitting Ladies' Sweaters.
"Monarch Floss," the most desirable for a comfy sweater, put
up in boxes of 16oz. balls, 85.75 per box, containing enough to make
a full sized sweater. Colors white, black, maroon, emerald, cadet,
rose, purple, nile, Copenhagen, lemon and mignonette.
Ladies' House Dresses, made with very good quality Gingham,
in all the new styles, prices $2.75, ^3.25 and 83.50 each. Sure to
please and give good satisfaction.
Girls' White Muslin Dresses, 4 to 12 years, made in nice styles
and trimmed with lace and embroidery.   Prices $1.25 to £1.95.
Children's Cotton Hats, values to 50c. and 75o., are to go at 25c.
A good snap.
Girls' White Middy Blouses, only a small assortment left, to be
cleared out at 75c. each.
Ladies' Silk Dresses, only two left, sizes 36 and 38, reg. #27.50
each.   To be cleared out at #14.95.
Ladies' Tweed Coats, made up very smartly, choice shades of
fawn and grey, reg. up to 825.00.    Only three left.    Price #17.95.
Ladies' and Children's Summer Vests, much under today's high
prices.   Three for One Dollar.
Ladies' White Outing Skirts, abouthalf a dozen left.    Clearing        ij
Price #1.50 each.
Phone 3-8
SIGNOR CAPRON!.- --Invehtoa of the remarkable Italian aeroplane which is
capable of carrying several tons of
explosives for long distance flights,
Corner Fourth & Maryport
Repairs Executed Efficiently
and Promptly.
Oils Grease Gasoline
Phone 8 '
George Barrasiy
Late 102nd Battalion, C.E.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 360 Cnmberbnd
Cumberland Tailor
Repairing. Pressing and  Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring a Specialty.
Phone 1
Gents Tailors Prices Moderate
COMING:— At the Ilo Ilo Theatre
Rita Jolivet in "LEST WE FORGET."


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