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With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR.—No. 11.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 1919.
Subscription Price, $2.00 per year
BERLIN REDS OCCUPY A WINDOW OF FORMER EMPEROR'  PALACE
COMOX DISTRICT PATRIOTIC WAR FUND
Auditors' Report, February 28th, 1919
licrliii Reds, with machine gun.-, t
Emperor's Palace. Insert shows:
guns guarding the entrance to the
:cupying a winnow of the former
Two German Reds with machine
Palace.
LOCAL  AM)   GENERAL   NEWS
GO TO PEACEY FOR BULK SEED.
Anything in Ronnie's Seeds at
prices quoted In Catalogue.
Tlie Saturday Evening Post for less
than live ceuts a copy, $2.50 a year.
** i lie Country Gentleman" for less
than four cents a copy, $1.75 a year,
. ciu.iing postage, Authorized agent,
A. It. DOItAlS, 632 Broadway West,
Vancouver, B.C.
Harmony Rehelcah Lodge will hold
a whist drive and dunce in the Ilo Ilo
Hull on Easter .Monday. April 21st.
ANGLICAN SERVICHS: — Sunday,
.March 16th, Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. March 19th, Service at 7.30 p.m.
Address by Archdeacon Collison.
POR FERTILIZER and all  kinds of
Seed-Grain, see W. 'Douglas, Courtenay, B.C.   Prompt Delivery.
When purchasing an auto see Thos.
Hudson,, of Union Bay, B.C., representing Il e Auto Transfer of Nanaimo,
and agent for the Comox District for
the (lireviilct, Ou'rluiid, Undue, Hud.
.i Six, Cadillac, Chalmers und Republic Truck.
II. Devlin, inspector of Mines, is
hero on his usual tour of inspection of
tile local mines.
K. Ferguson, of the Imperial Life
Insurance Company, returned to Vancouver on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Richardson left
for Nanaimo on Wednesday morning.
N. Hawkins returned from Vancouver on Wednesday evening.
.Mrs. E. G. Baldwin, of Union Bay,
is spending the week-end at the home
of .Mrs. E. W. Bickle.
FOR SALE—Loose Hay, Clover, and
Clover and Timothy. Apply to A.
KERTON, Lake Trail, Courtenay.
FOR SALE—A one and one-half story
dwelling on full lot, Lot 5, Block II,
Penrith Ave., Cumberland, B.C. For
particulars apply to The Islander.
Fred Dallos. who is at present serving in the American Army, returned
home ou Tuesday on a visit to his
parents.
Tlie Ladies' Aid of St. George's
Presbyterian Church will hold a
"Shamrock At-tlome" on March 17th,
in the basement of thc church. Tea
will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. Admission 25c.
On Wednesday evening the young
ladies ui' tlie Canadian Collieries Offlce
Stuff invited their friends lo a Social
Dance in Ihe llo Ilo Dance Hall. The
fore part of tlie evening was spent in
card playing, followed *iih dancing.
Towards midnight the guests made
merry over tlie tables which were
laden with everything to satisfy the
Inner man. Again followed dancing.
which wns kept up till early morning.
Altogether, a very pleasant evening
wns spent, and when the guests de-
pflrted it was with a feeling that Ihe
i auadlan Collieries Stall' had much
more than fulfilled their expectations,
WANTED—A woman or girl to help
with housework 2 half-days a week.
Apply Methodist Parsonage, Cumberland, B.C.
RED CROSS SOCIETY.
Another hero of the Brown family.
Lance-Corporal 11. C. Brown, returned
from tlie front on Sunday morning,
witli lienors.
Tlie Ladles' Aid of the Methodist
Church will hold their annual Sale uf
Fancy Work on Tuesday, March 25lh,
iu tlie building formerly known as the
Now England Hotel, ice cream, cake
and tea will be served. Everybody
Welcome.
Miss Wliltworth arrived on Wednesday evening from Vancouver and Is
lining the vacancy in the teaching
Mall* caused by the illness of Miss N.
Robertson.
Welcome! All! ! On Tuesday, March
213111. beginning at 2.30 p.m.. in the
building formerly known as the New,
England Hotel. Ice cream, cake and
tea will be served. Bring your pocket-
books,
At a committee meeting held in the
Council Chambers ou March 12th, It
was resolved that the Cumberland
Branch would suspend operations for
the present. This decision was arrived at owing to a report made by the
President that from information obtained she considered that there was
no longer a pressing need for money
or supplies. Consequently, the street
collections, meetings,' etc., will be
stopped for the present.- Should occasion arise, nr further appeals he
made, the Society will be ready to
respond.
There is still some sewing to be
completed, nnd some wool for knitting
socks on iKijiu] which may he obtained
i'rniii .Mrs. Rideout, Tiie public are
requested to return any garments and
socks ns soon ns possible so that the
final box of work may bo forwarded
to Victoria.
This opportunity is taken of thanking all who have contributed to the
success of Red Cross work in this
city. Amongst these may he mentioned
the City Council for the loan of the
Council Chambers for meetings; the
City Police for lighting lives and civilities extended; Ihe editor of Tbe
Islander for publishing reports; Mr.
A. .Maxwell for carriage of parcels;
the collectors for faithfully discharging their arduous work month by
month; und the genearl public for
their interest und financial support.
BALANCE SHEET
Receiptsi
.March   Ut—Balance  forwnrd....$ 9.78
"    "4.—Mrs, MacNaughton,...   2.00
"      Mrs. Watson    1.00
Ii.—Mr. T. Graham    5.00
12.—Contribution (Courtenay)
    2.25
Error  in
.1.  M. Savage, General  Manager of Tot.tl $20.23
the Canadian Collieries  (Dunsmuir), Expenditures i
Limited, accompanied by Mrs. Savage, March 12.—Cheque to  General  Fund
arrived   in   Cumberland  on   Saturday  $20.23
and returned to Victoria on .Monday. AMY R CLINTON, Hon. Sec.-Treas.
To the President, Officers and Subscribers of the Cumberland, Bevan
and Union Bay Patriotic War Fund:
Gentlemen,—We, the undersigned,
being duly appointed auditors for the
Cumberland, Bevan and Union Bay
Patriotic War Fund, for 1919, beg to
report as follows:
BALANCE SHEET
Receipts:
Sept., 1914 to Feb. 1915 $ 2,462.67
Feb. 1915 to Feb. 1919  43,766.94
Total $46,219,51
Expenditure I
Sept. 1914 to Feb. 1915 $    875.25
Fob. 1915 to Feb. 1919  33,938:39
Total   $34,813.64
Balance   $11,405.87
Checks not yet returned $47.50
(Certified and charged off the account)
These amounts have been carefully
checked by us and found correct, and
the balance duly certified to by the
Manager of the Royal Bank of Canada
aud ihis staff, as standing to the credit
of th"e Fund on February 22nd, 1919.
These figures reflect the greatest
credit upon those who have subscribed
to this Fund, partlcuarly the employees of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., who have donated 95% of
the funds and stayed right with it
till they considered the Fund was
strong enough to carry Itself.
The amount donated ln dollar bills
placed end on end would reach over
live miles, say from the City Hall to
the far end of Royston Wharf, and if
turned into twenty dollar bills, would
enable each man, woman and child
iu Cumberland to wear one pinned on
the breast as a testimony to what they
had done to help the dependents ot
those who had gone to the war.
Sixty-one soldiers' wives and families have benefitted from this Fund
and forty-six are still 'receiving ben-
fits.
The items of expense outside of benefits are:
Car hire, Bevan and Union Bay..$33.60
Cumberland News    20.00
Islander   86.26
War Stamps   72.92
Sundries    12.00
Total  $224.67
with accrued Interest of $613.25 credited to the Fund by the Royal Bank
of Canada.
Rates of benefits have been per
mouth.:—
For wives: $20.00.
For children under 5 years old: $5.
For children over 5 years old and
under 10 years: $7.00.
For children over 10 yearn old and
under 16 years: $10.00.
These rates have been reduced once
and raised three times and we are now-
paying larger benefits than any other
similar fund In Canada.
There Is in February, 1919, a refund
of $20.80. to complete repayment of a
check which got Into wrong hands
through a similarity of names, and
wns cashed In good faith. An Item of
$38.40 was ordered by us to be paid to
the rightful owner of above check,
wlio had* been the loser of that amount
till then-. Two eascB' occurred ot*
checks being issued for $18.00, Instead
of $18.50. This will be rectified In the
next Issue of checks. One case occurred, February, 1916, of a wrong
balance being brought forward, a mistake of $1.00 occurring thereby; we
have adjusted this in the final balance.
Wc find that no monies have been
paid out without due authorization
from the Board, and all work done by
tho Board for the Fund has been done
free of any charge whatever. For a
long period stationery cost the Fund
nothing, until the Directors go*. ofHclal
letterheads, and when one considers
the length of time—four years-this
Fund has gone since the last audit,
for which, gentlemen, we, the subscribers to the Fund, are solely to
blame, It is indeed a great pleasure to
lie able to testify emphatically to the
Integrity and slngle-mlndedness of the
Trustees of the Fund In their administration of this public money. Their
work has, most surely, been well and
faithfully done.
There are, nevertheless, gentlemen,
several suggestions which, as auditors
of this Fund we would respectfully
recommend to the Board of Directors
as worthy of adoption:
1. That a record should be kept,
independent of the bank book, of all
receipts and disbursements; the name
iu alphabetical order of all recipients
of benefits, date of starting on the
Fund, amount paid and number of
children, with ages, benefitting thereby ,and date of going off the Fund.
2. That checks should be issued regularly each month, whether tlie
Board, meets regularly or not; such
checks to he properly numbered and
bearing the date belonging to thc
month that payment is made for. We
would also suggest a printed receipt
form be attached to each check, to be
signed by the recipient ami mailed
direct t othe Secretary. This is a
common practice.
3. That each Item of business
brought up for discussion at Ihe Board
and general meetings should be accorded a heading, and under-lined, so
as to be easily found, and proper references noted In the margin at any
correspondence extant bearing upon
the subject under discussion.
4. Finally, we would urge tho absolute necessity of regular audits.,at
least once a year, in tho mutual interests of the subscribers, Directors,
and recipients of the Fund, not to
mention the unfortunate auditors.
In conclusion, we wish to record
our greatest appreciation of tlie help
afforded us In our task by Mr. Sutherland, the secretary of the Fund, and
Mr. McCarthy, the treasurer, who have
been of very material assistance in
clearing up obscure items and shortening our labors.
All of which, Gentlemen, is respectfully submitted for your consideration
and approval.
Signed:
T. MORDY,
JOHN MCMILLAN,
Auditors.
FRENCH SOLDERS (IF ARMY OF OCCUPATION
French soldiers of a pust ou the 'i order betw
unoccupied  Germany  examining the  permit
German soldiers.
CUMBERLAND  SCHOOLS
Perfect Attendance.
The following pupils were neither
late nor absent during January and
February:
HIGH SCHOOL, DIV. I—Montgomery
Hood, Marjorie Mordy, Ida McFadyen,
Carrie Richardson, Jessie Stevenson,
Lois Peacey.
HIGH SCHOOL, DIV. II.—Vivian
Aspesy, John Biggs, Ellen Clark, Edith
Francioll, Morton Graham, Edith Horbury, Orplia Lewis, Mabel Michell,
Cyril Michell, Mary Miller, John Stevenson, Donald Watson, Blodwen Williams, Alice Williamson, Edward Wilson, Viola Campbell.
PUBLIC SCHOOL
DIV. I,—Mary Mussatto, Mary Dar-
desonno, Walter Taylor, Hector Stewart, Roland Graham, Frank Potter,
Amy Dallos, Dolenia Wilson, Christina McKinnon, Gordon Mounce, Torn
Maruya, Reggie Bate, Ken Hayashl.
DIV. II.—Beatrice Bickle, John
Brown, Karl Coe, Mltsu Eri, Sam Henderson, Etta Hood, Edna Mae Marsh.
Beatrice Mitchell, Hazel Mounce, Emma Mussatto, Ernest MacDonnld, Jack
Peacey, Charles Reid, Robert Richardson, Walter Somerville, Earl Stevenson, Robert Strachan.
DIV. III.—Ukiki Abe, Katie Bono,
Robert Brown, Lottie Dallos. Dellna
Freloni, Alary Francioll, Mary Oalla-
frio, Pierce Graham, Ben Horbury.
Elizabeth Horbury. Leslie Merrifield,
Clifton Mounce, Nellie Potter. Malcolm Stewart, Fanny Strachan, Annie
Swanson.
DIV. IV.—Tom Abe, Lena Allara,
Katherine Bartoldl, Edna Beiinie, Edward Bickle, Josephine Bono, Elizabeth Brown. Alex. Clark, Annie Dany-
luck,. Mary Enrici, Orcstl Freloni.
Harriet Gomm, Mabel Jones. Dorothy
Llddell, John Lockner, Dora Manincor,
Arnold MacDonald, Alfred Maxwell.
Jessie Maxwell, Vera Picketti. John
Strachan, George Brown. Hajlrae
Kajiyama.
DIV. V.—Isahellc Baird, Irene Bates.
Mary Conn, Archie Dick, Charles Enrici, Hawthorn Graham, Wlnnlfrod
Young, Isobel Pryde, Toshlo Kajiyama, Nellie Walker.
DIV. VI.—James Potter. Tommy
Graham, Marvel Bale. Jessie Baird,
Charles MacDonald, Agnes Hoffholnz,
Mitsuko Yoshlda, Toshlka Iwaso, Prls-
cllla Cloutler, Charlie Francioll,
Georgo Raga, Mary Taylor, Bert McLellan.
DIV. VII.—Fred Bolletino. Victor
Bono, Mary Clark, Tadachi Dol, Joe
relonl, Norman Gomm, Sliigeo Kuwn-
gayehl, Mildred Lockner, Nona Mc-
ncll, Reno Perctto, Emma Plchottl,
Charlie Walker, Norman Hill.
DIV. VIII.—Kazuyukl Mlynlinra,
Margaret. Shearer, William Shearer,
Gorden Walker, Tatsuml Iwasa, Tpyoo
Yamada.
DIV. X.—John Hoffholnz, Morgarol
MacDonald, Tommy Bate, Willie
Pryde.
LETTERS  OF  AIM'ltht lATlO.N
Cumborland, B.C.. Jen. 3rd, 1*910.
R. S. Bnker. District Supervisor, of
the Mutual Life of Canada:
Dear Mr. Baiter,—I wish to express
m yratisfaclion with the way in which
you have handled Ihe claim on Ihe life
of my husband, George Bevis. As ihe
policy had been in force less than two
monhs at the time of his dentil, only
one premium had been paid. Today
I am in receipt ot the company's
cheque for $2,000.00, tlie full amount
of the policy. Please accept my thanks
for the same. I shall always be glad
to recommend .the Mutual Life of
Canada to anyone who may bo thinking of taking out a life insurance
policy. Yours sincerely,
ANN BEVIS.
oiinTiifY
Allien Malcolm Wain, aged 21 years.
: un of .Mr. anil .Mrs. Win. Wulll, of
Minto, died in ihe Cumberland General Hospital, after un Illness of less
n week. The late .Mr. Wain was married only a short time ago to Miss
itosc Pearse. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Pearse. of .Minto. The funeral
will take place tomorrow afternoon at
'■'. o'clock from the undertaking parlors of Tims. E. Bunks.
Mrs. John Thomson and Robert
Thomson left for Vancouver on Saturday to meet "Billy." who is returning
home from France.
Arthur' Pearson returned from over-
sens on Saturday.
Cumberland, B.C.. March 4th, 1910.
Ucv. James Hood:
Dear Sir,—I wish to convey to you
and through you to tlie Mutual Life
of Canada my sincere thanks and appreciation of flic receipt of tlie Company's cheque for $l,0rf0.00, being Ihe
full value of tlie policy taken out by
my late husband. The treatment of
the Company is nil the more gratifying since my husband had Insured
only on tlie 1st day of November, 1918,
und had paid only one 'premium.
Yours sincerely.
LENA BANNERMAN.
ICE CREAM!
Who said "ice Cream?" Well, you
are right! Von inn gel il ut tlie
former New England Hotel on Tuesday, March 25th. Served under tho
uu.'i'fnVc;', oi* tho Ladles' Aid of tho
Methodist Church,
Thos. Graham, General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Lid. left for Vancouver on
Monday morning,
II. Evans, Provincial Constable, left
for Nanaimo on Monday and returned
on Tuesday.
.Mrs. L. W. Nunns relumed-from an
extended vlsll to Vancouver on Wednesday evening.
Come early, so us to have a Inrge
assortment from which to select. The
Ladies' Aid will welcome you. and
they solicit your patronage. At the
former New England Hotel on Tuesday, March 26th.
Virtually every incident iu the lilm-
iug of "Vengeance—and ihe Woman,"
ihe Greater Vitagraph serial which
will lie the attraction al Ihe Ho Ho
loulghl  forced  William  Duncan,   lir-
i i "ii :,: il slur, lo take his life 111 his
hands. Scores of times only his own
. tn ngtli .md agility lay between him
and death often n terrible und (rightful death. He braved u train colli Ion
toll 'in- :i mountains, swam rapl Is,
and did scores of other thrilling
",;iunis." bul o coped with only u few
I*' ■
SCENE IN GERMANY AFTER THE WAR
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STOIMOOK AMM.INTI.N!
Spring is coming and with 11 ton
gallons of ice cretin, for the Lajtoa'
Aid Sale on Tuesday, .March 35til.
Boys, make yourselves popular and
try to he on hand for nt Innut one
dish with your bcr.t lady love! t
Photo juel released i-; of Herr Ledebour addrei ing ;■•  : ■..' public
gathering in Berlin, which war Mm hotbed "i  re1  '•     .   and lighting.    I'p   r strip Insert shows,  Derail Govormrie >  troupe lighting the
revolutlon-ii is troni behind barricades made of bu oi m wspapers and
rolls of print paper. TWO
THE" lSLAKDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Published every Saturday at Cumberland, B.C.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15th, 1919.
Employers are not generally aware,
of the fact that thc minimum wage for
female workers in British Columbia
in the mercantile industries came into
force on .Monday. Feb. 24th.
The orders affecting laundry, cleaning und dyeing industries will not be
effective until the end of this month.
From the information which is set out
below the whole progress of the board
set up under the Minimum Wage Act
Is categorically defined, and the employers Interested will be in a position
to learn how the situation stands at
the present time.
Briefly, the minimum wage for female employees n mercantile industries, eighteen years of age and over,
is fixed at 29 9-16 cents per hour and
$12.75 a week. In Ihe ease of girls under the age of eighteen, tho minimum
wage starts at $7.00 a week during the
first three months of her employment
and rises 50 cents a week every three
months to $11.00 a week during the
eighth three months of her employ-
men. When she attains the age of
eighteen she ls entitled to the minimum wage for adult workers. The
apprenticeship is limited to one year,
and, in the cas'e of females of eighteen
years of age and over, is divided into
four periods of three months each.
During the first period the minimum
wage is fixed at $9.00 per week, and
rises hy $1.00 a week for each successive period to $12.00 per week for the
fourth period.
The board draws attention to the
penal clause in the ffct under the
terms of which any employer paying
less than the minimum wage fixed
renders himself liable, upon summary
conviction, to a penalty of not less
than $25.1)1). nor more than $100.00.
Complete copies of the order have
been mailed to as many employers as
Ihe board have been able to trace, and
further copies may he hud on application to the board.
".Mercantile Industry" is defined in
the orders as including all establishments operated for the purpose of
trade in Hie purchase or sale of any
goods or merchandise, ami the order
applies to ull females engaged therein
ou the sales force, the wrapping force,
the auditing or check-inspection force,
the shoppers' force in the mail order
department, the receiving, marking,
and stock-room employees .sheet-
music saleswomen and those otherwise engaged in the sale, purchase or
distribution of any goods or merchandise.
The board, after investigation, having found the wages paid to employees in tho laundry, elcnning and dyeing industries In the province of British Columbia, to be inadequate, has
ordered that "No employer shall employ any female employee eighteen
years of age, or over that age, except
as to women and apprentices to whom
a special license is issued hy the board
under section 10 of the said act, in the
laundry, cleaning and dyeing industries, or any of them, in tlie province
of British Columbia, at less than the
following wage, namely, twenty-eight
and one-eighth (281,4c) per hour, and
thirteen dollars and fifty cents
($1.3.60)0 week . This order shall not
apply lo those employees in the above-
mentioned Industrie:-, who are solely
engaged in clerical or ollice work, and
shall come Into force' and be effective
on and from March 31st, 1919."
No employer shall employ any girl
under eighteen years of age In tho
laundry, cleaning nnd dyeing industries, in the province of British Col-
uliln, at less than the following wage:
$8,011 a week during the first four
months of such employment; $s.5o n
week during ihe second four months
of such employment; $9.oo a week
during the third four months of such
employment; $10.00 a week during the
fourth four months of such employment; $11,00 u'week .during the fifth
four months of such employment*; nnd
$12.00 u week during the sixth tour
months of such employment.
Any girl who has been employed in
any of ihe industries for n totnl period
of nt least one year shall be deemed
lo have completed her apprenticeship
so fur ns tlie Industry is concerned,
and on her attaining the age of eighteen years she shall bo paid the minimum wage for adult female workers
In the said Industries fixed by Order
No. 4 of the board, nnd no further apprenticeship in the industry shall be
allowed; provided always that If,
when she attulns the age of eighteen
yours, tlie said girl shall not have
completed one year's employment, she
NOTICE
To Whom It mnj* Concern:
Tako notice that the partnership
firm of Chow Lee, Sons & Company
hns been dissolved and that Chow
Neen Is no longer a member of said
firm.
And  further  tnke  notice   that   the
raid Chow Neen has no business connections with me whatsoever.
Duted Mils 21sl dny of February, 1919.
CHOW   LEE.
may, with the consent ot the board,
in accordance with the provisions of
section 10 of the said act, be permitted
to complete her apprenticeship period
of one year.
Any employer using the apprenticeship licence system in the laundry,
dyeing and cleaning Industries must
pay the apprentice not less than $9.00
per week In the lirst four months,
$10.50 in the second four months, and
$12.00 in the third four months of the
year of apprenticeshp.
A dollar bill may carry to Its receiver tlie vilest Infection. It ls a
sponge that takes up filth and disease germs from every hand through
which It passes and from everybody
with, whom it comes Into contact. Wo
hope our delinquent subscribers are
not holding back their dollar bills for
fear they may curry some contagious
disease to us. 'If they are, we assure
them we are safe, having had tho
mumps, whooping cough, measles,
scarlet fever, smallpox, and a variety
of other diseases. So bring along your
dollar bills, and wo will give you a
nice, clean receipt for them.
People who don't mind their own
business, bring more misery Into
families, societies and churches than
everything else. They turn the pleasant peaceful stream of good will into
ground where angels would even fear
to tread. Now, minding one's own
business is tho very best remedy for
the Itching ears that are never satis-
lied with hearing and the busy tongue
that hurries to speak cruel words.
.Minding your own business will turn
ycur attention to self, and you will
forget to watch so closely the shortcomings of others; It will make peaceful homes, happy neighbors, and quiet
consciences; and you will be able to
realize and more fully comprehend
the truth spoken In holy writ,
"Blessed are the Peacemakkers."
A stubborn, obstinate man ls the
easiest one to handle. Just push him
In the opposite direction you want
him to go.
Something More Wanted.
The applicant for the Job of office-
boy presented his credentials in a
manner that bespoke his entire confidence that the position would be his.
Tbe sour-Iooklng old gentleman at the
head of the establishment read thc
paper carefully and then surveyed tho
hoy soarchingly.'
"It is certainly a very nice thtug for
you to have these recommendations
from the minister of your church and
your Sunday-school teacher," said he,
"and 1 must admit that you look
honest. All the same, I'd like to have
a few words from someone who knows
you on week-days."
An Anti-Climax.
To a certain boarding house in a
Western town came a cheerful young
fellow who, upon his introduction into
tlie dining room, immediately put this
question to his neighbor:
"Say, how's the grub here?"
"Well," said the elder boarder, "we
have chicken every morning."
Whereupon the new man actually
beamed,
"Chicken every morning! And how
is it served?"
"In the shell," grunted tlie veteran.
.Miss Ethel Clayton will soon be
seen in a new World-Picture Brady-
.Made bearing the title of "A Soul
Without Windows."
TWO   NOTABLES   JUST   ARRIVED
FROM EUROPE
First Showing of Ladies' and Misses'
Spring Suits and Coats,
In Tweeds and Serges, sizes 32 to 44.
A Large Assortment of Newest
Styles to Choose from.
Ladies' and Misses' Spring Millinery
Your Inspection Invited.      SA TURD A Y, Feb. 23rd
License No. 8-19224
This Drawing is from a
Photograph
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— That's
why it
means so
much
It is from an actual photograph of Anna Case of the
Metropolitan Opera singing in direct comparison
with her own voice on the New Edison.
"But what's remarkable about this?" you ask.
The amazing fact is that no human ear can
distinguish the artist from the instrument; so perfect
is the Re-Creation. This is what we call the "tone
test". And it proves the truth of the Edison
Company's claims about
%e NEW" EDISON
"The Phonograph with a Soul"
It proves that the instrument does re-create, not
merely imitate. Hundreds of these tone tests have
been conducted. More than 2,000,000 people have
attended them. And not one could say when it was
the artist he heard and when the instrument. With
the lights lowered to hide the singer's lips the
audience was completely baffled.
"hit our store for a demonstration of the marvelous New
. un or have one sent to your home. No obligation, of course.
&JuSletcher Music £9.,    Cumberland, B.C.
m
ti
Mrs. Norman DeR. Whitohouse, of
New York, who hns been In Berne,
Switzerland, ln charge of the dissemination of American propaganda
just arrived In New York.". Insert:
Ocnoral I'go Plznreylo, one of the
most famous ot Italy's heroes.
OPERATIONS
UNNECESSARY
DR.  R.  P. CHRISTIE
DENTIST
Gallstones removed, Appendicitis corrected in 24 hours without pain.—Mrs. G. ALMAS, 524
Fourth St., Saskatoon, sole manufacturer. Not sold by druggists
Fhono 116
Offlce:   KING BLOCK,
. Cumberland, B.C.
THE TELEPHONE
INFORMATION GIRL
IS HUMAN.
We had a. complaint the other day that "Telephone
Information" could not answer a question regarding
a person's phone number, she having replied that there
was no listing under the name mentioned. It was
finally ascertained from the enquirer that the person
wanted lived in a furnished house and the telephone
was listed under the owner's name, not under the name
of the tenant. Consequently, Information could not
oblige as she had no record showing who occupied the
house.
If a person has a telephone, you will find that
Information can always give you the number. Her
aim is to help you.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
TASTE is the TEST
of the DRINKS
THAT ARE BEST
Buy the products of the
BRITISH   COLUMBIA  BREWERIES,   LIMITED
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 FFSveor°f Pure
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
UNION BREWING CO.,  LTD.
NANAIMO, B.C. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
#
THREE
*—
LAMPS
PRICES  DROP
Tungstens, 15 to 40 watt, 40c, were 45c.
60 watt, 45c, were 50c
Further reductions if not less than one dozen are
purchased at a time.
1
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75          Co., Ltd.           p. 0. 314
—
«
STAR   LIVERY   STa4BLE
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.
Marocchi Bros.
—————————
Grocers and
Bakers
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-25489
Royston Lumber Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF
ROUGH AND  DRESSED
LUMBER
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
UNION HOTEL
OPPOSITE RAILWAY STATION.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
WILLIAM   JONtfS
Cumberland, Ii. C.
License No. 10-1606
You will see by Mr. May's adv. In
another column that he is prepared
to execute all orders for violin work,
repairing of all^descriptions, hows re-
haired with the best hair procurable.
Work guaranteed and at moderate
prices.
WANTED:*»Young woman for upstairs work and assist ln dining
room. Room and board and $25.00
per month. Apply Beaufort Hotel,
Port Alberni, B.C.
WANTED—House cleaning, washing
clothes, windows, and ail kinds of
paint work, and house work ln gen-
eal. Fer hour, 40c; one day of 8
hours, for $3.00. Apply to Lou Get,
phone 74, Cumberland, B.C.
FOR
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
—SPECIALS —
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Headcheese.
Have you tried our  Pickled  Pork
and Coined Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
License No. 9-3fi02
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
THOS. H. CAREY
Cumberland, B.C.
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, ete.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
NEW HOME BAKERY
J. HALLIDAY
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 5-1172
Cuiiilierliiiid Si I'nlon Waterworks Co.
T. D. McLEAN
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the  HARMONOLA
All the latest Books,  Magazines
and Periodicals,
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM,    MKHIUI'IEI I),   Proprietor.
GOOD ACCOMODATION
,  EXCELLENT CUISINE
Dungtuuir Ave..      Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 104986
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
CHARLIE SING CHONG, Cumberland
HONG CHONG & CO., Bevan.
NOTICE.—Whereas certain misolnovl-
ously Inclined persons have tampered with the valves on the mains
ot tills Company, thereby allowing
a considerable amount ot water to
run waste, we therefore wish to
point out tiint it ls a serious offence
to tamper with such valves, and
should the offending parties be
apprehended they will be prosecuted to the very fullest extent of
the law.
NOTICE
In the County Court of Nanaimo holden at Cumberland, B.C.
Take Notice that by an order of
His Honor Judge Barkker made the
15th day of January, 1919, I was appointed administrator of the estate of
Noosukc Miyomoto, deceased, and all
parties having claims against the~said
estate are required to furnish same,
properly verified, on or before the lGth
day of .March, A.D. 1919, and all
parties indebted to the said estate are
required to pay the amount of their
indebtedness to me forthwith.
WESLEY WILLARD
Official Administrator,
Cumberland, B.C.
Itoflea
Make The Returning Soldier Welcome
npHIS is an important hour for Canada. The
*■ nation is entering on a new era. It is passing
from war to peace. Let us start this new era right.
There are thousands of soldiers returning from overseas. The Government is doing all in its power to
get these men back to civil life.
It is giving a War Service Gratuity—took than
any other nation—to keep the soldier going till he
gets a job.
It gives him a pension—where his usefulness is
impaired by his service.
It teaches a man a new trade timen his service
unfits him for his former trade.
It  gives   him free   medical  treatment when   ill-   •
ness recurs, and   supplies free  artificial limbs and
surgical appliances.
It is bringing back to. Canada at the public
expense the soldiers'dependents now overseas.      ,
But llic Government, however willing, cannot provide
tliO personal touch needed in
this work of repatriation.
That must be given by the
people themselves.
The men who went from
these-pari s to fight in Flanders deserve a real welcome
home —the best we can give.
fn most towns committees
..of citizens have already been
or.: i <■■<! to meet the soldiers
and tkeir dependents at the
stali; n, to provit'e hct meals,
supply nutojnc 1 iles, afford
te )<\n 1'iiy accommodation
when necessary.
In addition, many other
towns ure organizing social
gatherings to give public welcome to returned men after
they have been home a
few   days.
After he has rested, the
soldier mill: I be provided with
an opportunity for/employment. In towns of 10,OCO
population^ Public Employment Offices have been established to help soldiers, as well
as war-workers, secure good
jobs quickly. Where these
exist, citizens should co-operate, Where they do not exist,
the citizens them.'elves should
help put the soldier in touch
with employment.
The fighting job is done. It
has cost many a heart-burning. But it lias been well
done. The least we caii'tlq
is to show our appreciation
in no uncertain manner.   A'?T
Don't let thc welcome die
away with the cheers.
The Repatriation Committee
OTTAWA
JOHN MAY
VIOLIN MAKER
Fine Repairing and Retoning
Bows Re-haired and Repaired
Headquarter*:   THOS. E. BATE,   Cumberland, B.C.
GRIP, INFLUENZA
Hamlin's Wizard Oil a Reliable,
Antiseptic Preventive
During influenza epidemics spray
the nose and throat several times a
day with one part Wizard Oil and
two parts water, using an atomizer.
If you haven't an atomizer, gargle
the throat and snuff the mixture up
the nose. This treatment sets up an
antiseptic wall of defense against
"Hu" germs.
Chest colds and sore throat lead
to grip. Stop them at once with
Wizard Oil before they can develop
into dangerous influenza.
Get it from druggists for 30c. If
not satisfied, return the bottle aud
get your money back.
Ever constipated or have sick headache? Just try Wizard Liver Whips,
pleasant little pink pills, 30c at drug*
gists,   Guaranteed.
ST.  roils  Fill  EXCJUXOB
IU VS l>iREIT FliOM TK.iri'KK
Due to certain complaints being
brought to the notice of the St. Louis
Fur Exchange, Ttli and Cbc-siiut
Streets, St Louis, Missouri. C.S.A..
of unsatisfactory grading of furs aa
made by some of tbe advertising fur
houses of that market, where in .limitary over ten million dollars worth of
fill's were sold, thoy are now also receiving shipments of iurs froni the
trapper direct, aud are recognized and
registered under license l'.B.K. 30,
with the U.S. War Trade Board and
all of the Collectors of Customs, thus
insuring v free passage of furs when
addressed to them with the words
"Haw Furs of Canadian Origin" on
Ihe package or shipping tag! Their
advertisement on another page.
A Chip ut' the Old Block
"Danny," scolded his father, "you
must nol eat so much! Everybody will
he calling ypu'a little glutton. Do you
know what that is?"
"I suppose." Danny replied, "it must
be a big glutton's 'little boy."
NQTJCE
.Notice lo Creditors of Mr. Fung kai
(iiiing, I ii.MTland. IM'.:
Mr. Fung Kai Chung having sold
bis restaurant aud grocery business,
trading under the name of Yut Wali
Low, to the Joy Yin Low Company,
hereby notifies his creditors to present their accoilua to him for payment
on or before the twenty-second day of
March, 1919. After the twenty- .second
day of .March, 1919, the Joy Yin Low
Company will carry on the above
business and will not be responsible
for any of the debts of .Air. Fung Kai
Chung.
Signed:
LOW DOCK CHOW,
Manager of the Joy Yin Low Company
Cumberland.  B.C..  March   10th,  1919.
NOTICE
In (lie Instate uf Albert Goodwin, De-
censed:
All persons having claims against
the above-named deceased aro re-
quird to send particulars thereof, duly
verified, to the undersigned, on or before tho 1st day of April, 1919; after
which date the executors will proceed
to distribute tho assets of deceased
among the persons entitled thereto,
having regard only to tbo claims of
whirh thoy shall then have had notice.
Dated this 19th day of February,
A.D. 1919.
WESLEY   WILLARD,   Esq..
Ollicial Administrator,
Cumberland, B.C.
SS
BjK -'•:•>/
~te -4
Make Old Clothes Look Like New
LADIES' SUITS Cleaned and Pressed  11.76
SKIRTS Cleaned and Pressed  $1.00
WAISTS Cleaned and Pressed  11.00
GENTS' SUITS Cleaned and Pressed $1.50 nnd $2.<MI
OVERCOATS Cleaned and Pressed  $1.50 anil $1.75
SUITS Sponged and Pressed  75c.
DRESSES Dyed and Pressed  $S.5« und up
SKIRTS Dyed and Pressed  $1.50
WAISTS Dyed and Pressed  $1.50
GENTS' SUITS Dyed and Pressed  $8.00
OVERCOATS Dyed and Pressed  $L\50 to $8.00
ALL KINDS OF BEPAWING AND ALTERING
R. B. HOWARD
Ph0„e ioi   CUMBERLAND DYE WORKS ^ J
Put your
THRIFT
STAMPS
on an
Earning
Basis
BUY
Remember, when von are
fillinij up your Tli :t Card,
thi'tlhe25centTlir.' [Stamps,
which you can bu wherever
you si e l!*.e above sign, iii'e
simply a means lo a I end.
Thrift Stamps earn no interest
The interest begins wli nyour
Thrift Card, filled wilh 16
StampsJs token to th * Money-
Order Post Office,!* :iik or
other place display;ng llie
Benver-Triangle sijjn,; n 1 exchanged as $4.00 in ti
clia:*e of a War-Savings,
which costs $4.02 this i.i
pur-
mp,
.nth.
War-Savings Stamps earn4J£
per cent compound Intel 'st,
being redeemable on J?1 .ry
1st, 1924, for $P <M -.uch. FOUR
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Cumberland Motor Works
Auto Repairs,
General Blacksmithing,
Acetylene Welding
Accessories,   Gasoline and Oils
Sole Agents for
The Powerlight Manifold Heater
Gas Saver for Ford Cars
FREE   AIR TIRE SERVICE
Thomson & Cameron
First-Class Mechanics
Phone 77
P.O. Box 595
FINANCE  JjSHEJL   DEPARTMENT.
DOMINION INCOME WAR TAX ACT
TO WHOM APPLICABLE.
Every person who in 1918 resided or ordinarily resided in Canada or
was employed in Canada or carried on business in Canada, including
corporations and joint stock companies.
WHO SHOULD FILE RETURNS.
1. Every  unmarried  person or widow or widower, without dependent
children under twenty-one years of age, who during calendar year
1918 received or earned $1,000 or more.
i.   All other individuals who during calendar year 1918 received or earned
$2,000 or more.
J. Every corporation and joint stock company whose profits exceeded
$3,000, during the fiscal year ended in 1918.
FORMS TO BE FILLED IN AND FILED.
FORM TI. By individuals, other than farmers and ranchers.
FORM T1A. By farmers and ranchers.
FORM T2   By corporations and joint stock companies.
FORM T3, By trustees, executors, administrators of estates and assignees.
FORM T4. By employers to make return of the names of all directors,
officials, agents or other employees to whom was paid $1,000
or more in salaries, bonuses, commission or other remuneration during the calendar year 1916.
FORM T5. By corporations, joint stock companies, asaociatioos and
syndicates to make return of all dividends and bonuses paid
to shareholders and members during 1918.
Individuals comprising partnerships must file returns in their
individual capacity.
GENERAL INFORMATION
All returns must be filed IN DUPLICATE.
Forms may be obtained from thc Inspectors and Assistant Inspectors
m Taxation and from the Postmasters at all leading centres.
Returns should hr filed immedintely.
Postage must be prepaid on tetters and other documents forwarded
by mail to Inspectors of Taxation.
Addresses of Inspectors of Taxation for this District;
VANCOUVER DISTRICT.
Assistant Inspector of Taxation,
VICTORIA, B.C.
B.C.      Assistant Inspector of Taxation,
NELSON, B.C.
Inspector of Taxation,
Molsnns Bank Bldg.,
VANCOUVER.
Special Sale for 4 Days
11 will lie lii your iiilrnntjige to see onr
Price I.M. If win hurc nut received
niie please rail nt the Store and suvo
IIIIIIK').
K.   ABE   &   CO.
THE FURNITURE STORE
WALL   PAPERS
New Colors and Designs
1919 Stock Now on Sale
Our Stock of Furniture, Ranges, Beds and Bedding
is well Assorted and Complete in all Lines.
A.   McKINNON
LOCAL FIREMEN'S
MASQUERADE BALL
3E
Annual Masquerade Ball of the
Cumberland Fire Department
W1U Take Place March 17.
The annual Firemen's Masquerade
Ball will be held In the Ilo Ilo Hall
on Monday, March 17th. A special
train will leave Union Bay at 7 p.m.
(or Bevan and Cumberland; returning
leaves at 3 a.m, Tuesday. Fare 50c.
return. Admission to the Ball will be:
Gent Masquers, $1.25; Lady Masquers,
60c. Spectators, 50c; Children, 25c.
John S. Cameron, Floor Manager.
The following is a list ot the prizes:
Best DresBed Lady $15.00
"   Dressed Cent  $10.00
"   Group representing the Allies
(4 characters)    $10.00
"   Comic Group of three $0.ou
"   National Character  $7.50
"   Clown    $5.00
"   Hobo   $5.00
"   Topsy  $5.00
"   Lady representing the Fire
Department  $5.00
"   Comic  Lady   $5.00
"   Comic Gent  $5.00
"   Red Cross Nurse  $5.00
Prize Waltz  $8.00
Prize STwo-tep  $8.00
COURT OF KEVI8I0N AND APPEAL
Comox Assessment District
A court of Revision and Appeal
under the "provisions of the "Taxation
Act" and "Public Schools Act," in
respect of the assessment rolls (or the
year 1919, will be held at the Court
House, Cumberland, on Wednesday,
the 2nd day ot April, 1919, at 10
O'clock ln the forenoonT
JOHN BAIRD,
Assessor  and  Collector,
Comox Assessment District.
FOR SALE.—Chevrolet flve-passenger
touring car, in good running order,
tires nearly new, self-starter and
electric lights. Owner no further
use.   Apply B. Grieves, Cumberland.
WANTED TO RENT—A typewriter
ln good condition; will be well
taken care or. Apply P.O. Box 192,
Cumberland, B.C.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
The undersigned  will not be responsible for any debts contracted by
Mah Jack, who has left my employ.
CHARLIE SING CHONG.
YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN—You are
Interested ln a better position. Qualify for it through our easy home
Btudy courses, like others you know
have done. We teach Commercial
Subjects and Advertising, Drafting,
Ship, Mechanical and Art, Steam,
Electrioal, Mechanical and Mining
Engineering and other branches.
Write for free catalogues and particulars to H. J. MILSOM, Nanaimo
Manager, INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS, P.O.
Box 1121, Nanaimo, B.C.
NOTICE.—A number ot Cumberland
Waterworks Shares for sale. Apply
Box 162, Cumberland, B.C.
u
r
V
THE   BIG  STORE
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
li
.E3
FURS    FURS   FURS
—SHIP TO  US  DIRECT—
The top market price paid
and equitable grading made
—No Delays at any Point.—
We are reglsteredc with and recognized by thc United States
War trade Board and all of the Collectors of Customs under
license P.B.F. 30, and you can semi your furs to us direct by
our tag or any tag, changed to suit, if marked "Furs of Canadian Origin," and your furs will come right through.
—FAIR    GRADING—
The rules and ethics of the exchange do not permit of sending
out alluring price lists, yet we give you an exact and expert
grading and pay you at a rate of Ave to twenty-live cents more
on the dollar than theaverage advertising fur company, as wc
cut out all middleman's profit In dealing direct with you.
ST. LOUIS FUR EXCHANGE
7th and Chesnut, St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.
'^
NEW SILKS
After carefully considering the question of Dress from the customer's
viewpoint, we believe we have arrived at a decision which will be most
advantageous to them.
The great difficulty this year in securing goods at reasonable prices
is not lessened, although war is over; especially is this true with both
Woollen Goods and Cotton Goods.
Pure Woolen Goods are nearly prohibitive in price and, therefore,
will not appeal to the majority of people. Cotton fabrics show no sign
of decline, rather the reverse, but such fabrics, while within the reach
of all. do not lend themselves to the folks who want something dressy
and smart.
For above reasons, we have bought the largest stock of Silk Coot's
ever introduced to our store and which we feel sure will appeal to the
good taste of the Ladies of Cumberland and district.
Silks are new, smart and give that chic appearance which most
ladies desire in a smart dress. Our new silks to hand, we feel sure, will
meet the approval of those desiring something dressy at a reasonable price.
SOME   OF   OUR   NEW   SILK   GOODS:
Colored Crepe-de-chene in most of the shades wanted, and &n H C
heavy quality which will give satisfaction.   PRICE per yd. V*™ * * *•*
Georgette Crepes in black, white and all the desirable colors, tf»fi) ftP
in a weight which will wear well.  PRICE, per yd     tyeiitOO
Eolienne. This is a material which will prove especially attractive and
which gives good results in making smart dresses., waists (j*ey PA
or skirts. Very wide.   PRICE per yd  $&»p\t
Taffetas are very popular this season and appeal to most ladies carried
in three good qualities       fl>Q  PA    (jj>ft r7P &sy ft
•     PRICE, per yd    «P^.Ul/> $6. I D and VJ«W
Messaline, in black only, a beautiful rich quality, will give you (V>sy rjp*
good wear.   PRICE per yd   *p&*iu
Striped Habutai. Eleven different stripes of a rich heavy quality, which
we guarantee to give satisfaction. Some very smart (fiCj:. S] ff
stripes.   PRICE, per yd  «P^ &®
Rangoon Silk.   Six colorirngs to choose from, very wide
width.   SPECIAL PRICE, per yd	
•tHJ
Ask to see our new showings in tho Silk Department. See the new
shades, colorings and quality, and then when you are ready to purchase
you will be in a position to know exactly what you desire, and where
to get it.
WE   ARE' SPECIALIZING   ON   SILKS   THIS   SEASON
—AT  YOUR  SERVICE—
JOHN SCAVARDA
GENERAL  TEAMSTER
COAL AND ALL KINDS OF HAULING
RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION. .   .   .
P
WE   SPECIALIZE   IN   BULK   TEAS
SUPREME BLEND 75c. per lb
OLD DRURY 65c. per lb
AVONDALE 60c. per lb   .
These Teas are Specially Blended to Suit thc Watera
of the District.
Local Agent for
GREAT   WEST   TEA
Special: '/jib given away with every 31b purchase of
Red Label, 70c; Green Label, 75c.
Obtainable Only at
MUMFORD'S   GROCERY
Licence No. 8-17268.
Phone 71

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