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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII., No. 23
Subscription price,' $2.00 per year
The "city council held their regular session on Monday evening.
Present His Worship Mayor Bate,
and Aid. Bannerman, Brown,
Carey and McDonald.
The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and adopted.
A communication was received
from Mr. P. P. Harrison, local
barrister, with reference to a re>
quest for advice concerning a
tax sale by-law, and informing
the council that it was not necas-
sary, Also setting out the principal sections of the statutes
governing the matter of tax
sales. This was received and
the council decided to hold a tax
sale on Sept. 26th, 1917.
Messrs J. Moore and Thos.
Dobie requested the council to
grant them a refund of their
road tax paid early in the year.
This was refused on the grounds
that they were residents within
the city limits, The account
from the Compensation Board
asking for one cent a day for
city employees for the medical
department amounting to $4.12
was ordered paid. Taxing of
autos applying for hire came up
for consideration, when it was
decided to tax all autos in the
hire business $2.50 every six
The following accounts were
referred to the finance committee
for payment:
B. C. Telephone $   2.40
"Elec. Light Co.,     1.20
"      '"    35.27
A. Haywood l!-  13.50
P. Shearer......   ,12.00
Royston Lum. Co     2.45
Frank Movitzs...    46.10
B. C. Telephone      2.80
Dominion Telegraph     1.30
Erect, new light pole      3.00
The Board of Works reported
that the City Scales had been repaired and were now in good order also suggested the repairing
of the sidewalk in front of the
City Buildings. Aid. Macdonald
was in favor of removing the old
plank sidewalk and laying concrete. Aid. Carey moved that
the Board of Works secure estimates as to actual cost of gravel and cement for a concrete side
walk in front of the City Buildings and hand in their estimates
at the next night of meeting.
This motion was seconded by
Aid. Macdonald and carried.
Alex. Maxwell was voted an
advance of $200 oh his street
The City Clerk was instructed
to proceed with the tax sale of
arrears, up to Dec. 31st., 1915.
Constable Pearce requested
the use of the rooms above the
Fire Hall and to be used as a
residence for the Police officer.
This was granted subject to the
approval of the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department.
Rents Collected, Estates Managed.   Representing:
Royal   Exchange   Assurance,
London, England; National Fire
of  Hartford;  Queen   Insurance
Company; Fidelity—Phenix Fire
Insurance   Company   of   New
York;   Providence   Washington
Insurance     Company;     British
Empire Underwriters Agency of
the British America Assurance
Company;   Maryland   Casualty
Company of Baltimore.
Edward W. Bickle,
Notary Public
Phones: Office 35, Residence 78.
Office: Islander Building,
Dunsmuir Avenue,
Conrad Reifel, of Nanaimo,
Manager of the Union Brewery
Company, accompanied by Mrs.
Reifel and Miss Alma Barnes,
was here on a visit on Friday.
Ottawa, Aug. 22.—A war saving certificate which will sell at
$8.60 and return the purchaser
$10 at the end of three years,
will be placed on sale immediately at banks and money order
postoffices in Canada, Sir Thomas
White, the minister of finance,
Up to date $10,000,000 has
been made available for the purposes of the war through the
sale of war savings' certificates,
over 140,000 certificates in the
denominations of $25, $50, and
$100 having been sold since last
January. During the past several months, sales have ranged
from $200,000 to$300,000a week.
Home on Leave.
Lieut. A. H. Macfarlane, M.C.,
arrived in this city last Saturday
on a brief visit to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Macfarlane.
"Buck" Macfarlane has been
twice wounded: on October 2nd,
1916, in the capturing of Regina
trench where some very stubborn
fighting was seen; and on April
9th last in the famous assault and
taking of Vimy Ridge. In recognition of his gallantry and devotion to duty Lieut. Macfarlane
was decorated with the Military
Sold Fourty-f our Cars
E. C. Emde, proprietor of the
Ford garage, Courtenay, has sold
in this district during the 1917
season, forty four Ford cars.
The last Ford car was sold to
J. V. Nordgren, of this city. We
came to the conclusion some time
ago that some one in the district
was selling cars as it is common to
see fifteen or sixteen cars lined
up on either side of Dunsmuir
Avenue on Saturday night when
the popular dances are held in
the Ilo Ilo Dance Hall. Mr. Emde of Courtenay is now extending
the business in other directions
and to cope with his increasing
trade has engaged William Dingwall an expert mechanic of Victoria, who installed the Ladysmith electric light plant. E. C.
Emde with his assistants has
just completed the retubing of
the boilers of the Dyke Sawmill
and with his additional equip-,
ment and increased'facilities is
now catering to that kind of
work. The new 1918 Ford car is
now on'the market with an increase of sixteen dollars caused
by additional freight charges.
Mrs. Simms, Teacher of Pianoforte, re-opens Sept. 3rd. Pupils prepared for any examina-
nations. Early applications will
oblige.   Phone 37 or Box 353.
For sale by tender 2 1-2 acres
of Oat Hay. Opposite B. Fowler,
Cumberland Road.
A. KERTON, Courtenay.
Take Notice that during the
dry weather and until further
notice the use of water for all
sprinkling purposes will "be prohibited except during the hours
stated herewith, namely from 7
p. m. till 8 p. m.. by order.
Aug. 17th., 1917.
Have your Suits. Silks, and
Household Furnishings Cleaned,
Dyed and Repaired at .
1223-1231 Gladstone Avenue. Victoria, B. C.
Paris, Aug. 20.—A smashing
victory on the western front is
reported in the official report issued by the war office tonight.
Th« French have captured the
enemy defences on both sides of
the Meuse over a front of more
than eleven miles, penetrating
the German lines at divers points
to a depth of a mile and a quarter. More than 5000 unwounded
prisoners have been taken. For
a week now guns on both sides
of the Verdun sector have been
Violently active. The roar approached gun-fire yesterday and
the infantry came into action
immediately afterward. Front
despatches today told of desperate fighting in these clashes, extending into a great struggle
over the whole of the 12 miles.
French troops forged ahead at
numerous points,
i "On both banks of the Meuse
the French this morning attacked
magnificently," the official statement asserted. "A new battle
of Verdun, extending a front of
12 miles, from Avocourt Wood to
north of Bezonvaux, is developing to the advantage of the
'"Numerous prisoners have already been taken. The bravery
exhibited by the French troops
is incomparable."
The Temps says that in one
hour and twenty minutes after
the French infantry advanced to
the attack at Verdun this morning, the first objective had been
attained and German prisoners
were going to the rear.
The war office also detailed a
violent continuation of the artillery duel in Belgium. In the
Champagne sector the French
efficaciously bombarded German
positions and took many prisoners in raids. Around Badonvil-
lers a German raid was repulsed.
In Upper Alsace the statement
reported considerable artillery
Card of Thanks.
To all the friends whose sympathy and services were so kindly
tendered-in cur recent bereavement and for the floral offerings
we desire to extend our sincere
thanks. No sweeter memory can
live in any heart thaji the memory of their untiring devotion to
the one who has just left us.
Mrs. D. P. McDonald and family.
A farewell dance was given to
Mr. D. R. Hunter, teller of the
local Branch of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce on Wednesday evening in the Ilo Ilo Dance
Hall on the eve of his departure
to join up for Overseas. Mr.
Hunter anticipates leaving on
Monday for Victoria.
Alex. Maxwell has purchased
through Mr. Emde, a one ton
truck attachment which he will
use in his freight delivery business.
About fifteen hundred catalogues of the Robert/Simpson \\ es-
tern Limited arrived in this city
on Monday.
A. J. Richards Principal of the
Cumberland Public School left
lor Vancouver on Monday and
returned on Thursday.
Allan Nunns, train dispatcher
of the Wellington Colliery Railway, left for Victoria on Sunday
on a week's vacation.
A. Milligan returned from
Vancouver on Thursday.
James M. Savage, General
Manager of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Limited, accompanied by Mrs. Savage and Mrs.
Kendle, left for Victoria on Saturday.
Ottawa, Aug. 22. —The western
Liberals and grain-growers, who
have been in conference with
Sir Robert Borden for the past
two days, left last night for
Winnipeg to" consult the western
politicians before finally completing union.
It is understood that Saskatchewan and Alberta leaders have
bsen wired to meet them in Winnipeg when they win* hold another conference and finally decide on their position. However,
everyone connected with and interested in union is positive that
Union with the west is now certain in some form or othnr.
The big Winnipeg meeting of
last night gave union a big boost
and it looks as if events are
driving the western Liberals into union whether they wish it or
the general principle of union
seems to have pretty well settled
at the conferences of the past
two days. The whole question
is now one of names. It is understood that Mr. T. A. Crerar
is willing to enter a joint administration as representing the
grain-growers and his agreement
settles at least the question of
union between the government
and the grain-growers.
The Alberta representative is
likely to be Hon. A. L. Sifton,
rather than H. W. Woods, president of the United Farmers of
Alberta. The Saskatchewan representative will be Hon. J. A.
Calder or Mr. J. G. Turiff, M.
P. The question of exact representation will be settled at the
Winnipeg conference. Many
western Conservatives are objecting, it is said, to the idea of
Mr. Sifton or Mr. Calder enter:
ing the government, but they
are willing to swallow their prejudice for the sake of the cause.
There is considerable comment
over the "switch" the men are
prepared to lake after their attitude at the Winnipeg convention. The facts are that they
have discovered that Sir Wilfrid
Laurie'- is unequivocally opposed
to conscription in any form or at
any time and they discovered
they can get no promise that will
in any way satisfy the growing
western feeling.
London, Aug. 22. -The number of British merchantmen sunk
by submarines or mines in the
last week was only slightly larger than the previous week,
when a considerable falling off
was noted.
Accoroing to the official statement, 15 vessels of more than
1,600 tons were sunk and three
vessels of less than 1,600 tons,
in addition to two fishing vessels,
as compared with 14 large vessels the previous week, two small
vessels and three fishermen.
The Admiralty statement issued tonight says:
Arrivals, 2,838; sailings, 2,764.
British merchantmen sunk by
mines or submarines over 1.600
tons, including one previously,
15; under 1,600 tons, 3.
British merchantmen unsuccessfully attacked, including two
previously. 12.
British fishermen sunk, 2.
Corporal J. H. Vaughn, of
Cumberland is reported wounded.
London, Aug. 22.—German
aircraft attempted two raids on
the English coast this morning,
and last night, one on Kent and
the other on Yorkshire, Bombs
were dropped at Dover, Rams-
gate, and Margate, eleven per-
sors being killed and thirteen
injured in the two former pieces.
Considerable damage to property
was caused at Ramsgate. In the
Yorkshire attack some damage
was done, but only one person
was injured.
An air raid warning vvai issued
in London this morning, and a-
bout an hour later the announcement "all clear" was made indicating that the raiders had been
driven off.
Town  topics
FOR SALE—Seven room house,
best  buy    in  Cumberland.
Small cash payment, balance
as rent.   Apply Drawer 221.
Courtenay, B. C.
Seattle, Aug.' 22.—All men liable for military service who escape into Canada will be returned
to this country by the Canadian
authorities .and will be tried here
as deserters, according to a statement today by Irving M. Ziez-
haus, secretary to Governor Lister. This information came after the chairman of a local exemption board had asked that the
War Department direct immigration officials to detain men attempting to cross the border.
Local immigration officials say
that many men of draft age have
left the country for Canada.
Deliberate Attempt to Burn St.
George's Presbyterian Church
What might have been a serious conflagration was averted
by the timely appearance of Mr.
F. L. Leslie, relieving Manager
of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and J. W. Walker, of the
Hong Kong branch of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia
and China, here on a visit, and a
guest of Mr. Leslie. At about
one o'clock on Tuejday morning
Messrs. Leslie and Walker arrived at Cumberland from Royston Beach, After having placed
their car in the garage they proceeded home. On arrival at S'.
George's Presbyterian Church,
on First street, they found that
some unknown person or persons
had placed sacks of shavings and
chips saturated with coal oil in
the entrance of the chinch and
set fire to them. The flames
were leaping Up the varnished
doors of Ihe church and had already taken good holt! of the
doors and ceiling. Mr. Leslie ami
the visiting gentleman extinguish
ed the flames and notified the
police, who appeared on the
scene when the fire was out. It
is very fortunate for the town ol
Cumberland, the Presbyterian
Church and Manse, that Messrs.
Leslie and Walker happened tn
!jc passing that way nt one o'clock
in the morning, otherwise the
corner of that block would have
been destroyed, which would
have been a serious loss to th*'
eouimunity. The church is insured with the London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Company,
and the damage by fire will amount to about $100.
l!ORN To Mr. and Mrs. David
Potter, of Third street, Cumberland, on Thursday, August
28rd., a daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson returned
to Nanaimo by auto on Sunday.
A. S. Kendle of the pay roll
department of the Canadian
Collieries, left for Victoria on
Charles Graham, superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir Ltd., left for Vancouver on Thursday.
J. V. Nordgren has purchased
a Ford automobile.
Messrs Rideout and Richaic's
went to the head of Comox
Lake on a fishing trip on Thursday afternoon.
J. O'Conner has severed his
connection with the Island Supply of Bevan and accepted a position at James Island with the
Canadian Explosives Company.
J. H. Stevens of the accounting department of the Canadian
Collieries, left for Vancouver en
Wednesday on a few days vacation.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries, left for South Wellington and Victoria on Friday.
The Corporation 'of the City of
Cumberland offers a reward of
$100 for the arrest and conviction of the person who attempted
to destroy by fire St. George's
Presbyterian Church on Tuesday morning.
Matthew Brown left for Vancouver on Sunday on a week's
South Comox Conservative Association, held a meeting in this
city on Thursday and adjourned
to meet again on Sept. 6th., at
Rev. Robert Wilkinson left for
Victoria on Monday.
Harold Pontifex, auditor for
the Workmen's Compensation
Board, visited this city and district during the week.
There will be service and communion in Holy Trinity Church
tomonow morning at 11 a. m.
Samuel Cowan of Puntledge
has joined the Overseas forces
and leaves on Wednesday.
John Marocchi's hands were
slightly burned on Monday when
coming through the hush fire on
Bevan road.
A. W. Mesher, builder and
contractor, of Nanaimo, completed his contract for the coke ovens
at Union Bay for the Canadian
Collieries, and left for Nanaimo
on Wednesday.
Miss May Walker has been
transferred to the Victoria telephone office but the date of leaving is undecided.
Misses E. Lowdon, E. Furbow,
of Cumberland, and Emily Blackburn, of Nanaimo, are a party of
tourists that will leave on Wednesday on a visit to San Francisco, Los Angelos, San Diego and
tht! Mexican border.
Mrs. H'irst left for Victoria on
Friday after spending a ten days
visit to her daughters, Mrs.
Hideout an I Mr*. Bakt-r. The
latter accompanied her mother
on the return trip to Victoria.
J. W. Cooke, local postmaster,
is owner of one of the best gardens in this city. He is now picking the fir.est kind of strawberries known as the Kelloggs' Ever-
Bearers. Some of those presented
to the Islander are almost two
inches in diameter. Mr. Cooke
by his energetic efforts is able to
have strawberries for breakfast
until the frost arrives. TWO
®l)i? Matter
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C.. Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance. $2.00;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 1917
Commenting on the action of
two Senators who succeeded by
obstructive tactics in delaying
the vote in Congress on the Aviation Bill for another week, the
New York Times declares:
The names of these men wil
'be remembered in the dark day,
to come. They have struggled
to prevent measures for national
safety. They have hampered
the Government in a dangerous
crisis. They have earned the
cordial approval of the enemies
of this country."
Fortunately for the United
States it is impossible for such
men to throw the country into
the time-'.vasting turmoil of a
general election, as Sir Wilfrid
Laurier and his reactionary supporters are doing in Canada. If,
as is certainly true, in delaying
the passage through Congress,
of an important war measure is
"earning the cordial approval of
the enemy," how much more so
is Sir Wilfrid doing the enemy's
work in completely paralyzing
Canada's war effort for a period
of two or three months at the
And, in any event, what is to
he gained? What if Sir Wilfrid
Laurier should win? We know
that the anti-conscription element in Quebec have pinned
their faith to Sit Wilfrid secure
in the belief that if he ivins conscription will never come and
Canada's part in the war will be
a thing of the past. In the Dorchester by-election the Laurier
candidate's cry was "Shall we
bankrupt ourselves for England?
No! " And the man who used
those words told his hearers "I
speak to you in the name of Laurier," and Sir Wilfrid in approving of his candidature addressed
him as "My dear Lucien."
neither to the right or to the  y
left.   This is the way we will
"If anyone promotes disunion,
he is helping the enemy and
hurting his native land. And it
makes no difference whether he
is for or against the war—as a
matter of fact, the hurt is deeper if he is for or against the war
because the pure pacificist, whatever he says is discountenanced
as far as war is concerned. Let
there be one thought in every
head. If you sow distrust, discontent or disunion in the nation,
we shall reap defeat. If, on the
other hand,, we sow the seeds
of patience, confidence and union; we shall gather the fruits.
Hon. David Lloyd George.
"But whilst the army is fighting so valiantly, let the nation
behind it be patient, strong and
all-united. The strain is great
on nations as on individual?, and
when men get over-strained,
their tempers get ragged, small
grievances are exaggerated, and
small misunderstandings and
mistakes swell. Long wars, like
long voyages and long journeys,
are very trying to the temper,
and wise men watch their tempers and make allowances.
"There are some who are more
concerned about the ending ot
the war than about winning it,
and plans which lead to victory,
if they prolong the conflict, have
their disapproval and the people
responsible for such plans have
their commendation. Let us
keep our eye steadily on the winning of the war, and, may I
say, let us keep both eyes.
Some have a cast in their eyes,
and whilst one eye is fixed surely
on victory the other is wandering around on some pet partisan
project of their own. Beware of
becoming cross-eyed. Let both
eyes be set on victory,  looking
"That a blunder was made in
ever submitting the conscription
issue to the people must now be
readily accepted by all. A nation
in seeking such powers as that
sought by the federal parliament
should have taken counsel of its
"braves," of its fighting men
only. It should have been a question put to men of military age
only, and put in another form.
Instead of that it was decided by
the women's vote, and the vote
of old men and women, frightened by the tales put up by the
unscrupulous Laborites, who did
not hesitate to put their great
organization to work to accomplish the downfall of those above
them in the political world, not
for the sake of a principle, but
for the sake of office, The loafer and shirker only too readily
followed their lead, and they, together with those who studied
only their own short-sighted, selfish ends, gave them the victory
for the time being."—Morning
Herald, Sydney, Australia.
"We are in duty bound to supply our friends of the Grand Alliance equally with ourselves. It
is shortsighted to urge that America's needs in this time of
world conflict are superior to
those who are fighting for us on
the other side of the sea. The
French and British form our first
line of defence. They are as
truly battling for our freedom
and safety as we ourselves shall
be when our army has reached
the trenches in Belgium and
France."—Providence Journal.
(U. S.)
If the election had taken place
one or two years ago, Sir Clifford Sifton would probably have
been found supporting Sir Wilfrid. At any rate Ottawa Liberals confidently boasted such
would be the case. Sir Wilfrid
has since driven Sir Clifford a-
way from him on his attitude toward Military Service and Union
Government, just as he drove
away Dr. Clark, Hugh Guthrie
and many other Liberals,
Canada is facing the greatest
crisis in her history. Shall one
disloyal province bring eternal
disgrace upon the rest of loyal
Canada? An election will be
immensely pleasing to the enemy,
but let the result be much less of
a satisfaction. Forced to go to
to the country, Sir Robert Borden has implicit confidence that
the great majority of the Canadian electorate will decide now is
not the time to show the halting
step. In his own words: "What
has been done is known to all,
what remains to be done shall
be limited only by the need."
Does Dr. Clark speak too
strongly against Sir Wilfrid? If
you think so, reflect that that
stout Britishe'rs irritation may
be due to the fact that he was
deceived by Sir Wilfrid's profession. It probably annoys him to
see that what the Tories said ab
out his leader was true and that
his own denials were wrongly
though honestly made.
We are showing this week our first shipment of
Ladies'   Fall   Dress   Goods   and
Special values in Dress Goods—fast dyes and popular prices—in
Serges, Poplins, Cashmeres, Tweeds, Gabardines and
Bengalines.   Novelty weaves in plain and fancy
Voiles, Marquisette and Silk Broche
in light shades suitable for
evening wear in costume lengths
Coatings in 54in. widths, in Blanket Cloths, Chinchillas, Sport
Checks, in light and dark shades, at $3.50 per yard;
also Shepherd Plaids in small and large checks
from $1.75 to $3.50 per yard.
Crepe   de   Chene   Waists
Silk and Bead embroidered Crepe de Chene Waists in pink, sky,
maize, old rose, cream and black, at $4.75.
NOTE.-We invite your inspection of our Fall Millinery Opening on Saturday, Sept. 1st, when
we will have on display the newest in American models in Ladies' trimmed and untrimmed
Hats; also newest fabrics in dress goods, misses' and children's Sweater Coats and Sets, etc.
When do you Telephone?
If you use the Long Distance phone between
9 and 12 in the morning or between 1 and 3 in
the afternoon, you are doing just what most users
of the Long Distance Telephone do. When every
body wants to use the wire at the same time,
somebody has to wait.
At any other hour of the day service is
prompter, because the demand is less. .
Between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. you can use the
Long Distance Telephone over three times the
day period at the same rate.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President.
SIR JOHN AIRD, (leneral Manager     H.V.F. JONES, Ass't Qen, Manager
-CAPITAL, 15,000,000.       RESERVE FUND, 13,500,000.
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is (riven to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor.
SAVINGS   BANK:—This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts'are welcomed.
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink  Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.    Ask for
U.B.C; it's the beer of Quality-none better.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[established 24 years.]
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
ss^sssssiiH k>&
Charlie SingChong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown. West Cumberland,
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
Opposite the Railway Station
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars. .
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
CUaL minim* iiiehtu of tlie Duuiuioi
in Mttnit'iba, tSMkttohtjwan «n«l Alberu,
thu Yukon T. riiiory. the Northwest Terri
torietmndina portion i.f tho Province nt
British Ci iluni liia, may be leaned for a term
nf tweiiiy.niie years ar mi miiiiuhI rental uf
91 an acre. Nut more 'lian 2,600 teres
will be Itust-d f" one applicant.
Applicatinu for a Inane must be made b>
the applicant in person to the Agent •>raub
Agent of the district in which the rights
Hpplied for are 'situated.
In surveyed cenUnry the land must be
described by lections.tT |,^nl Niibdi ismns
of suoHuns, and in un»uivey«<1 errih.ry
ih«tr*,n .ippliifil fer nhull he nuked i-ut by
tht'rtpp'icaiit himself.
K .i'h Hpplio.rion must bo aue'>mtwniid
by »feu '.f $5 which will be refunded i/1 he
riyhtu Hpplied furare not jtv.iUbie, but not
ntImtwine. A royalty shrill be paid on <be
nifrchanUblu nulpiit of the mine at ilo
rale uf live cents per ton.
The person < peratinif (he mine >bal)
furnish the Agent with swum returns nc
(toiitiiintf fur ihe full quantity uf m>rch
am able coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the c aluiihiag rigbta «r*
nutbtiime Mp.-rat<ed. such returnsshall be
fi.i'i.irthtid at. least uriCH » year.
The lease w)ll include the ens) minim*
lights only, but the I iseemaybe permitted lo purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
furthe wnrkimiof the mine at the rate of
!   K<.r full information application should
be made to) the Secretary of the Depurt-
ment of the Interior, Ottawa,  nr to   any
Argent or Sub Ait< nt <-fD >miuion Lands.
'VV   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister nf t he Interior.
N.B— Unauthorized publication of ihis
advert meroetit will not be i aid for.
King George Hotel
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on<! month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
* Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Ph.sener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
Y       Rsad Ids Following Quickly
;  »Ta, ro» know—"
j •Vo, I don't"
; "Oon't what, pa?"
"Don't know tbe answer to what.
tv«r question you are going to ask."
"Why, you don't know what I am
going t ask, do you, pa?"
''No, of course not!"
"Then how do you know you don't
know; but all the same I know I
don't know it."
"But, pa, if you don't know what
it Is that you don't know, how do
you know that you don't know? If
you don't know, it seems to me that
you don't know whether you know
or don't know, and—"
"I know I don't know, simply because I don't know the answers to
•ny of the outlandish questions that
your peculiar Inqulsltlvenees Is forever prompting you to ask."
"But, pa—"
"Ah, well; ask your question and
be done with It. What Is It that you
want to know?"
"Why, I—I ,don't know. You've
made me forget It!"
The Color Line
"What do you think of pencilling
one's eyebrows?"
I   "That* where I draw tho lino."
':f A  Lucky Dtal
""Yes,"'said the retired Insurance
agent, "I' once got a man to take out
a frre-thousand-pound life policy only
the day before he waa killed, and It
took a lot pf coaling to do It."
"I expect you wished your per-
fltuuftre powers were not so successful?"
"Well, hardly. Tou see.^I married
km widow."
Si' Proud Reeotlsctlon
"Ton'seem rather elated thuvmorn-
"I am," replied Mr. Meekton. "Last
alght my wife mistook mo for a bur
aflar. It's the only time In my lite
that Henrietta waa actually afraid
!        ' ■%
A' Sweated Industry'
Blow: 'Tea, sir; I hare made^all
by nwner by the sweating ayatam—
py making other people aweat, and
(then raking In the shekel* myaelf."
Nbggs:   "Ton actually   oontaas to
that!    I should teal ashamed to ac-
Imowledito auch a dlagraceful thfng."
Bloggs:; "No disgrace about It.   Ton
aee, I'm « Turkish bath proprietor."
Tear* and Tiers
A Great War Map.
Canadian homes will no longer
have difficulty in following the
Canadian troops in France. There
has just been issued a map of
the European War area that
clearly shows every point of interest that has been mentioned
in dispatches since the Canadian
forces first landed in France. It
has been made specially for the
great Canadian Weekly, the Family Herald and Weekly Star, of
Montreal, and is a credit to Canadian enterprise. It is a marvel
of detail and yet not crowded. It
is in four colors and about 2 l-3x
3 1x4 feet and folded into a very
neat cover, about 5x10 inches.
The map is surrounded by a border of the regimental badges and'
coat of arms of nearly every battalion that left Canada, from
Halifax to Vancouver. Every
important point c-n be recognizer]
at once. That portion of th<
map covering France is in a sofi
color with names of towns ant
battle scenes in black, easily recognizable. The Map is endorsed
by returned military experts at
most "complete and accurate it
detail. The Map could not be
produced, except in such larg<
quantities as The Family Herald
will use, at less than two dollars
a copy, yet it can be had absolutely free with The Family Herald.
The publishers of the Family
Herald and Weekly Star for several months have been fighting
hard against the necessity of increasing their subscription rates.,
but eventually had to come to it
like most other papers. The increase, however, is a mere trifle
—twenty-five cents a year, making their new rate $1.25—and
with the year's subscription they
will include a copy of this great
War Map free of charge. This
is certainly a generous offer, and
one that Canadians will appreciate, Many expected a much
larger increase in the subscription price of The Family Herald,
and are surprised at the small
extra amount charged.
The enormous circulation ot
The Family Herald and Weekly
Star should be still greater when
this offer becomes known.
j lid Ilo Theatre*
The newspaper that wants to
win the war under "someone
else" than Borden is quite willing
that that "someone else" should
be Laurier, although it will not
Is Hamlet I meet with no cheers,
(No curtain calls BU me with fears.
I can't make them grieve,
But I know when 1 leave
That all ot th* seats are la tiers.
Showing Films From All  Best Producers.   Pictures f
Shown Here Include Bluebirds, Redfeathers
)    and Famous Players, which are run in
Leading Theatres of Vancouver, Vic-
Victoria and Nanaimo.
Herbert   Rawlinson In Redfeather f
Five Reel Mystery Drama,
"The Scarlet Chrys- f
•   And a reel of Comedy
Second Episode,
Monday, August 27th.
The Latest In Serials
"The Gray Ghost"
Harry Carter, Pricilla Dean, Emory
Johnson and Eddie Polo In Cast.
Also a Five Reel Bluebird Film and
a reel of comedy. Eight reels every
j '     Monday and Tuesday.
Mary Pickford In
"Romance of
The Redwoods"
Clara Kimball Young,       I
" Price She Paid " I
Seven and Eight Keel   Paramount |
Feature Films
EVENINGS 6.30 To 10.30 »
Admission-Children Under 15, Ilk. |
Adults 15c. Box Seats 25c. §
Matinee Every Saturday, at 3 0cl<
Children 5c.
^0spes^sMm^^^^0inrMi\A0t^0m^^r\^^^mmi%w^ FOUR
Stop! Look! Listen!
Just let your ears run
another ten days, then
a trial on repairs.
Mechanical and Electrical
Agent for Hie
Alex Henderson, Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
Mrs. F. Oliver
R.A.M., London, England, and
Conservatoire of Music,Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. 43, Camp.
The Spirella Corset is made to
your measure and fitted by an
expert corsetiere. Gives modish-
ness, style, refinement to dress;
perfect comfort and freedom of
movement; retains its original
form permanently. The Spirella Service provides a trained corsetiere to serve you in your home.
She will submit styles, fabrics
and trimmings for your selection;
show you the exclusive Spirella
boning and advise with you without obligation on your part.
Appointment at your convenience at
Mrs. Roy Rideout's
Millinery Parlors,
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
A  Few Illuminating Facts:
TPHE TAXPAYERS of a town are the Stock-
* holders in that town.. As such they should
be vitally interested in its propertv. Unless the
town pays them dividends in the shape of rising
real estate values and increased trade, they are
losing money on their investment. Insignificant
street lights, like insignificant funds, pay insignificant dividends.
All other things being equal, the town with
the WHITE WAY pays largest dividends.
It receives more favorable publicity.
It attracts more desirable residents.
Its real estate values rise faster.
Did you ever consider it in that LIGHT before?
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
If you are interested in the
purchase of an Organ for Chapel,
School, Lodge or Home, you will
find at our store a most complete
selection, embracing instruments
by the most highly reputed Canadian and American manufacturers, including the famous
Karn and Goodrich Organs
These well known Organs enjoy a world-wide reputation for their superb
tone and other excellent qualities.   Our stock comprizes Organs at prices
from as low as $75.00 up, in Oak and Mahogany cases.
We can Arrange. Easy Monthly Payments.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
'12 Commercial St.,
" Nanaimo's Music House,"
Nanaimo, B.C.
Give Your Wife One!
HOUSANDS of wives and daughters run their own Ford cars.   They use them for shopping, calling,
attending the theatre, taking the children for a run in the country or to school.
The Ford is as easy to operate as a kitchen range, no knowledge of mechanical details being necessary. Inexpensive to operate. A woman can call around town all afternoon, or take a 25-mile spin in
the country, at the minimum of cost for gasoline, oil, wear on tires, etc.
You couldn't Rive "her" a present she would appreciate more than this beautiful, modern car, with
its stream-line effect, tapered hood and crown fenders.
Town Car    ■
F.O.B. For J,
Courtenay. B.C.
Phone 3-8
Several consignments of New Fall Millinery have
arrived and will be on view Saturday. Black high-
crown sailor shape in velour and velvet are good
style. Flop shapes, in two toned effect, look very*
natty and are right up to the minute. Our showing
in new millinery is very comprehensive, and will
include choice models, at reasonable prices.
New Fall Coats for Ladies
Only a few have arrived to date, but they are smart
and good style, in heavy tweeds. On order, and
delivery expected any day, are one of the best assortments of Ladies' coats we have ever shown.
Their styles are the very newest, with large collar
and belt effects, in many new pleasing creations.
Our prices for these new coats will run from $12.50
to $32.00, and we feel sure you can get one to suit.
New Fall Hosiery
Many new lines have come to hand, included with
our very full stock of Hose, which are marked a
long way below present day prices:
PENMANS' SILK LISLE HOSE for Ladies, all sizes, 50c per pair; same
price as they were two years ago.
CIRCLE-BAR HOSE for Ladies and Children will give you good satisfaction.
We can save money for you by inducing you to purchase your Fall stock of hose now, especially considering the prices at which.we have marked them.
Children, Girls' and Misses' Rainproof Coats for Fall
A full line in all sizes of Waterproof Capes for the
girls for school wear.   Prices $2.95 up.
Fall Flanellette Sheets
Colors white, also in grey, full 12-4 size, suitable for
the largest bed. ' Our price $2.50 per pair.
La Diva and D. & A. Corsets are our leading line in
popular priced corsets. You will see them advertised in most of the papers, and compare our prices
when you will find them no more and in some cases
less than the catalogue prices. For front laced corsets the Gossard still leads the way and is the best. \
Merchant Tailors
The Latest in Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5
Opposite Postoffice, Cumberland, B.C.
P. O. Box 350


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