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VOL. VI., No. 43        THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JAN. 22. 1916.        Subscription price, $1.50 per year
COUNCIL FOR 1916 SWORN IN
The first regular meeting of
Cumberland's new City Council
was held on Monday evening.
The Mayor, Aldermen and School
Trustees were sworn into office
by Edward W. Bickle, Police
Magistrate. The Mayor opened
the first session of the new council with a few appropriate remarks, when the City Clerk read
the minutes of the meeting of
the last meeting of the 1915 Council, which was adopted as read.
A communication was read from
the Union of Municipalities giving a report of the special committee dealing with delinquent
taxes. This was laid over until
the next regular meeting.
The following accounts were
referred to the Finance committee:
Returning Officer $20.00
A. R. Kierstead    5.25
Thelslander    55.12
Waverley Hotel     1.75
Aid. Banks then addressed His
Worship and called upon the new
Alderman, Thos. E. Bate, for a
few remarks, who said he was
pleased to be an Alderman again
for the City of Cumberland, and
that it was the duty of the Mayor and Council to do their best
for the City, forget the past and
begin anew. "During the depression that has prevailed throughout the city and district I have
at times felt downhearted, but I
am inclined to think we may look
forward to better times. The first
thing the Council should undertake would be to give the City an
improved lighting system. Give
the people Light. It would have
a tendency to leave a better im
pression upon visitors to this
City. The Cumberland Electric
Lighting Company have an immense amount of power at their
command and there is no reason
for the City to be deprived, of
light when there is lots of it to
be secured. Arrangements along
this line should be made at once
and a large light placed outside
the City buildings. The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Brigade
should secure some attention.
The Brass Band must be encouraged and assisted, It is our duty to work hand in hand for ehe
good of the City. We depend upon the coal mining industry. We
are a coal mining centre capable
of producing 50,000 tons of coal
per month, and we as a Council
must assist the Board of Trade of
this city in securing protection
for the coal industry in every
way possible. With an import
duty on fuel oil and coal put on a
competitive basia we will have a
town second to none for its size
in this province." Aid. Bate
promised to do his best to make
the town go, and resumed his
seat. The Mayor then appointed
the following committees-
Board of Works—Aid. Banks,
Macdonald and Brown.
Finance Committee—Aid. Henderson, Macdonald and Carey.
Board of Health—Aid. Bate,
Brown and Banks.
Fire Wardens—Aid. Henderson and Carey.
Recommended as License Commissioners—Aid. Macdonald and
T. D. McLean.
Recommended as Police Commissioners—Aid. Bate and N.
McFayden.
The Civic Officials were all reappointed.
The Health report from Dr. E.
R. Hicks was received and filed.
Dr. Hicks was appointed Health
officer at $100 per annum. Jas.
Ward was re-appointed Sanitary
Inspector.
The City Council will hold their
regular meeting every alternate
Monday. The next meeting will
beheld on Jan. 24. The Mayor
and City Clerk were on motion
authorized to sign cheques. The
City Clerk explained the financial standing of the city and on
request Aid, Henderson, chairman of the Finance committee,
was granted permission to introduce a By-Law to borrow $3000
to meet current expenses.
Sergeant John C. Brown did
not transfer to the 102nd Comox
Atlin as was reported but has
been transferred to the No. 2
Tunnelling Company and left for
Calgary two weeks ago.
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againsf the Austrians.
LAST MEETING 1915 COUNCIL
The last session of the 1915
council was held in the Council
Chambers on Monday evening
the 10th inst.. Present, His worship Mayor Parnham, Aid. Banks
Brown, Cooke and Carey.
The auditors report was received for the year 1915 and ordered
to be published.
A hearty vote1 of thanks was
tendered Mayor Parnham for
the impartial manner in which
he had conducted the affairs of
the city during the year 1915.
The mayor thanked the council
for their appreciation of his services and gave a very appropriate
reply.
Dr. E. R. Hicks, medical health
officer handed in his report but
this was laid over until the next
regular meeting of the new council. James Ward, chief of police
sent in his annual report forthe
year ending December 31st 1915
as follows:—
Total number of cases 3ft
Total number of convictions- including four suspended sentences   20
Cases withdrawn     2
ANALYSIS.
Stealing      3
Sedition   ..   1
Inflicting bodily harm    1
Assault    1
Threats    1
Cruelty to Animals _.    1
Violation of Liq nor Act    6
Infractions of By-Laws '.    9
Drunk and Incapable    5
Drunk and Disorderly    6
Motor Vehicles Act    1
Vagrancy...     9
Total   38
As Licence Inspector I have
made a total number of visits to
licenced premises aggregating
eighty-three.
As Truant Officer I have attended to thirty-eight cases of
absentees.
As Sanitary Inspector I have
attended to nineteen cases.
In addition to the above I have
attended to and reported thirty-
five deficient street lights.
Total  Collections   For The
Year 1915.
PoliceCourt    .... If345.20
Scavenging     182.75
Doer  Taxes     92.00
Road Tax    134.00
City Pound      33.50
City Scales       3.00
Total  $790.45
This was received and filed,
and Council adjourned. The regular meeting of the 1916 Council
will be held Monday evening when
the Mayor, Aldermen and School
Trustees will be again swern into office.
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THE ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, ti. C.
BE OF QOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
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Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2 n 1,1916.
We have pleasure in taking
this opportunity to pass a remark
or two on present events which
are occupying the thoughts of all
civilised nations.
Twenty months of a disastrous
War finds the glorious British
Empire more cemented than ever.
In spite of the cherished thought
of the enemy that Great Britian
was the head of a combination
of decadent races, it is being
proved that the Empire is a Holy
Heritage and a  glorious thing.
The thousands of brave lives
which have been and are being
willingly sacrificed prove to the
world for all time that Liberty,
Freedom and Justice must reign.
Dark clouds still overhang us
but as surely as a silver lining
circles every cloud, we firmly
believe that ere long a decision
will be arrived at which will bring
"Peace to all Nations and
Goodwill toward Men."
We greet you heartily and sincerely hope that the New Year
will be remembered by all people
as, the time when was upheld
the great truth that "Right is
Might" and must prevail.
< May 1916 be known as "The
year of the Great Peace."
GOD SAVE THE KING.
AFEWDONT'S FOR OUR TOWN
Don't fail to sour.d it's praises
wherever you are.
Don't make your money out of
your citizens and spend it somewhere else.
Don't frown on every public
improvement simply because. it
will cost you a dollar or two.
Don't sneer at the efforts of
your fellow citizens to build up
the town, but lend a hand yourself.
BLANKETS
COMFORTERS
FLANNELETTE SHEETS
PILLOWS
20% Discount on Ladies', Misses' and
Children's Tweedand Waterproof Coats.
FLANNELETTE UNDERWEAR
Ladies', Misses and Children's Watsons
ALL WOOL UNDERWEAR
ALL WOOL HAND-KNIT SWEATER
COATS in Ladies and Gents
FLANELLETTE WRAPPERS AND
HOUSE DRESSES
Don't talk a great deal about
wbat should be done and remain
on the back seat waiting for
someone else to do it.
Don't say the public schools are
a failure because your boy has
been upsetting the school's discipline and has been punished.
Don't stay at home on election
day, but get out and hustle for
good men and good government.
Don't let a good local paper
that is the town's untiring champion abandon the champion business because of lack of deserved
patronage.
Don't forget to drop your dol*
lar in the slot when the committee that is after a new enterprise comes around with the subscription list.
•   Don't forget that in building
up the town, hearty co-operation,
united endeavor and a spirit of
get there are what win the day.
There is no pull like a long pull,
a strong pull and a pull altogeth
er.
A DOLLAR.
Just a dollar on a mission sent,
makes a lot of people glad each
time the coin is spent. You pay
it to the butcher for meat to give
you strength; he takes it to the
grocer from whom it goes at
length, some pretty lace or cloth
his better half to buy, or help to
get her summer hat to make her
rival sigh. The dry goods man
sent on the coin to pay the market bill, and though a coin is often spent it stays a dollar still,
and every time 'tis spent at home
some act of good is done; in
booming local industries its bound
to make them run. But if you
take the shining coin and break
the local chain, the chances are
that from afar 'twill not return
again. If once it passes out of
town the butcher and the baker,
the grocer and the dry goods
man, the furniture man and carpenter, the wagon man and
blacksmith, the shoeman and the
printer, every one will lose the
chance to touch the coin ere the
setting of the sun. Just keep
the little coin at home, just keep
it moving well, and every time it
changes hands somebody's goods
'twill sell. That single little dollar has thus a wondrous power
to make somebody happy a dozen times an hour. It pays the
bill and wards off ill and ne'er
its power relaxes, to soothe the
doctor, buy the coal and pay for
clothes and taxes.
■  ■ THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
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Cumberland Public and High Schools
Statement of Expenditures for the 12 months ending December, 1915:
RECEIPTS.
Public and High  School for year ending Dec. 31st., 1915.
Gov't. Grant Outside Pupils .. $ 1469.95
Govt. Grant City Pupils  6450.40
High School Fees  86.00
City of Cumberland  2018.67
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE.
Cumberland Public  and
for twelve months, ending
High Schools
Dec. 31, 1915.
Teachers Salaries $ 8147.50
Janitor's Salary  990.00
Secretary Salary  60.00
Medical Inspector  100.00
Coal  207.75
Oil for Floors  54.65
Stationery and Chemicals   104.65
Washing Towels  22.00
Water Rate  72.00
Wood  32.00
Repairs to Furnace  54.35
Repairs to Buildings  48.65
Incidental Supplies  131.47
Total $10,025.02
Total $10,025.02
Thomas H. Carey, Secretary
Certified correct by J. Stewart, Auditor.
Women's Hospital Auxiliary
Cumberland, B. C.
Financial Statement for the year 1915:
RECEIPTS
Balance on hand Jan. 1st...
Donations, fees and interest
Proceeds Annual Ball	
Total
EXPENDITURE
$ 62.42     Articles purchased and given to the
74.88 Hospital:
139.50 is sheets and 119 yards sheeting. .$ 71.18
24 pillow slips  6.00
24 yards pillow slip material  6.00
6 bedspreads  10.50
72 towels and 73 yards towelling.. 34.15
Table and tray linen  13.00
Tray dishes  8.65
Spoons, forks and knives, 1 doz. ea. 6.55
2 dressing gowns  4.30
Cotton; ftannel and flannellette ... 12.42
Sundries.-.  2.25
Auxiliary and Ball expenses  32.35
Balance on hand Jan. 1st, 1916 ... 69.45
$276.80     Total.. $276.80
F. Bryan, Treasurer.
M. MaCNaughton, Secretary.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
reserves existing upon Crown
lands situate in Delta Municipality, Richmond Municipality, Lulu
Island, North Vgncouver Municipality, Texada Island, the Islands
within the boundaries of New
Westminster District and generally all vacant Crown lands within the said New Westminster
District, which said reserves were
established by notices appearing
in the British Columbia Gazette
respectively on December 17th,
1908; May 18th. 1911, December
17th, 1908; June 9th 1910, July
13th, 1911; July 13th, 1911; and
October 19th, 1911, are cancelled
in so far as the same affect the
acquisition of the said lands
under the provisions of the "Coal
and Petroleum Act."
R.   A. RENWICK
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C.
3rd January, 1916.
DOES IT TAKE YOU IMP
Those who go out of the city to
do their trading.
Those who oppose improvements.
Those who prefer a quiet, listless town to one of push and improvement.
Those who imagine they run
the town.
Those who think business can
be done slyly without advertising.
Those who kick at public spirited men.
Those who oppose every movement that does not originate with
themselves.
Tbose who put on a long face
when a stranger talks of locating in the city.
Those who oppose every public enterprise which does not appear of personal benefit to them.
Those who seek to injure the
credit of individuals.
FOR SALE—At A.R.Kierstead's
Blacksmith Shop, 5 sets Market
Sleds, $40,00 and up; also auto
wheels repaired.
RED CROSS NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS.
The one appropriate resolve for
the Canadian Red Cross in the
coming year is a determination
to discharge faithfully all the Red
Cross obligations which 1916 will
impose.
This, like all New Year's resolutions will not be an easy one to
keep. For instance, the announcement of the Government
that the Canadian forces will be
increased to 500,000 automatically doubles the work of the Canadian Red Cross. Further, wiih a
probable increase in the intensity
of warfare during the coming
year, there will be a corresponding incalculable increase in the
demands on the Red Cross.
Thus it is a conservative estimate that the output of the Canadian Red Cross will have to be
two to two and a half times as
large as in 1915, a year which, as
the ^annual meeting of the Red
Cross will show, was itself a,year
of astounding Canadian Ked Cross
records. A resolution to shoulder this increased obligation is
indeed no light one. It can pass
out of the realm of nebulous good
intentions into the clear light of
concrete achievement only if the
latent Red Cross will of this
country is translated into unflagging activity on the part of
every Red Cross supporter.
The same faith, however,
which inspires our Parliament lo
decree the doubling of our military strength lends confidence also to our Red Cross executives.
It is a faith in the future based
on previous experiences of the
greatness of the spirit of Canadian sacrifice.
There is indeed little reason to
doubt that the Canadian Red
Cross will pass triumphantly the
crucial 1916 test. It is well, however, that everyone who feels a
responsibility to relieve suffering
should at the outset of the year
realize the true magnitude of our
national task.
The primary and foremost object of the Red Cross is the relief of lhe wounded. We have
great confidence in the skill of
modern surgeons, and we are apt
to exaggerate the rapidity with
which cases are cured.
As a matter of fact, a great
burden of responsibility and expense is placed on the Red Cross
every time a wounded man is taken into a hospital. His cure will
require months of the utmost
care and attention.
With the steady increase in
casualties it is evident that the
work of the Red Cross increases
in geometrical proportion each
day that passes.   It has also a
great and increasing obligation
toward the prisoners of war, nor
is it free from obligation toward
the invalided and incapacitated
so.dier. The mere technicality
of a government discharge does
not relieve the Red Cross of its
elementary duty of caring for
the wounded man until he is
completely restored to health.
Even at the conclusion of peace
there will be a large unpaid balance of Red Cross obligation.
To discharge those obligations'
large sums of money are required. None of us are free from
the duty of supporting the Red-
Cross. It's work is essentially a
national service. Those who wish;
a more practical and cogent reason for their contributions than
the general plea of sympathy and
humanity, will find it in the fact
that a prosperous Red Cross society is a powerful stimulus to
recruiting. Men will be far more
willing to risk their lives for
their country when they see that
our National Red Cross Society
amongst other organizations is in
a position to care for them in all
eventualities even after the conclusion of peace.
Attend the Red Cross Tea at
Mrs. John Frame's on Tuesday
afternoon next, in aid of the Wo-
mens' Red Cross Fund of Cumberland.
CLAIMS TOR YOUR CASH.
Just at this time the mail order houses are active in flooding
the country with big, handsomely
gotten up catalogues, quoting attractive prices on the staple articles and making all kinds of big
sounding claims for your cash.
They do not offer to exchange
their goods for the farmer's eggs
poultry, butter or other produce.
They don't trust a penny worth,
but make you pay cash before
you get the goods and the freight
besides. If anything is wrong
with the goods or they do not
suit you, they will not exchange
them. They pay no taxes into
your city treasury, with which
our schools are maintained, roads,
bridges and sidewalks built. They
do not contribute to our church*
es, charitable institutions, nor to
our poor. Spend your money with
the local business man, apd help
the town along.
In the County Court of Nanaimo holden at Cumberland, B. G, in the matter of
Malcolm Newberg, deceased, and
In the Administration Act;
Take notice that by order of His Honor
Judge Barker, made the 12th day of January, A. D. 1916,1 was appointed administrator to the estate of the said Malcolm
Newberg, deceased, and all parties having claims against the said estate are
hereby required to furnish same, properly
verified to me on or before the 21st day
of Febrnary, A. D. 1916, and all parties
indebted to said estate are required to
pay the amount of their indebtedness to
me forth with.
WM. WESLEY WILLARD,
Official Administrator.
Dated this 21st day of January, 1916. ************
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THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
j       DISLIKE OF GERMANY
The leading Vienna Socialist organ
Tecently discussed the question:
"What is at the root of the dislike felt
towards Germany by the majority of
civilized countries?" The newspaper
admits that even in the majority of
neutral countries this dislike is felt.
To say, as so many North German
writers and newspapers are in the
habit of saying, that Germans do not
mind being hated, so long as they
are feared, is neithe. politically wise
nor logical. The sowing of the seeds
of fear will never enable one to reap
a harvest of love. The seed., of fear
grow into the full ear of hate. Despite
the writers and newspapers who do
not mind being hated, the vast majority of Germans, both in Germany
and Austria, desire to be admired and
loved and respected, but they are told
by the Vienna newspaper that so long
as they support a policy of sowing
teall they will never gain anything
else than hatred. In the opinion of
the Arbieter-Zeitung it is high time
that the German nation thought out
this question. This awful war will not
last forever, and German men ana women will return to normal thoughts
and find it wholly undesirable to be
regarded as the scourge and terror of
the world. The Vienna newspaper
holds that scourging and terrorizing
ls not Germany's world mission, but
the winning of tht world's love ant1
respect
GALLANT DESERTER
Incorrigible    Frenchman    a  Devil to
Fight But Deserted Often
Two years' hard labor is not a severe sentence for desertioi. in war
time, but in the case of the French
aoldier Lepetiticorps the circumstances are unusual. Four times he had
deserted and he was noted as "a deplorable soldier." But then each time
he ran away it was from barracks.
Under fire he was a perfect deviU
Wounded at Morhange, he refused to
go to the ambulance; again he was
wounded, flrst in the head; then in
the leg; at Argonne he had both feet
frost-bitten. He volunteered for every
desperate deed and was mentioned in
' orders for distinguished conduct But
as soon as he was "caged" he became
Impossible. His Judges have ordered
him to the front, allowing him to do
Vis sentence after the war.
A Poser, Indeed !
"Mummie, do lions go to heaven?"
No,  Dicky."
"Do missionaries?"
"Yes, of course."
"Well, what happens when a lion
Vita a missionary?"
A  Bashful  Swain
A buxom farm lass was called a)
ia witness in a case in a Yorkshirl
,county court. The sirl happened t|
mention that her sweetheart kne-j
something about the matter.
"Oh," said the Judge, "then I thinl
we had better call him to oourt"
The girl blushed furiously.
"It won't be any good, sir," shl
protested. "Ah'm fair put to lt ti
get him to court when we're alonq
an' ah'm sure he won't do it befon
all you gentlemen."
ILO ILO ITEMS.
Tonight's number of the Broken Coin promises to be up to
the mark for excitement. This
serial is now nearly half completed and will undoubtedly increase
in interest each week. This installment is called "Cornered."
Episode No. Ten--"Cornered."
Episode No. Eleven-"The Clash of Arms"
Episode No. Twelve--"ACry In The Park"
Episode No. Thirteen--"War."
Episode   No.  Fourteen--"On the Battle
Field."
Episode No. Fifteen--"The Deluge."
Episode No. Sixteen--"Kitty In Danger."
Episode No. Seventeen--"The Castaways."
Episode No. Eighteen--"The Underground
City."
Episode No. Nineteen-'TheSacred Fire."
Episode No. Twenty-Danger on the High
Seas."
Episode No. Twenty-one "A Timely Rescue."
Episode No. Twenty-two--"An American
Queen,"
"LOVE, SNOW AND ICE."
The above is the title of a rollicking Broadway Feature which
was to have been shown last
Thursday, but for some reason
was delayed. It is now promised
without fail for Monday night.
It is a three reel comedy, of the
elopement style, but out of the
ordinary in the manner in which
the elopement is carried out, and
the unufeual modes of conveyances used, sleighs, toboggan
slides, iceboats, skates, etc. After watching the ice-skating,
fancy and racing, the parade
floats and the ice palace, the
newly-weds depart with Pa's
blessing in a big dog sledge on
the Honeymoon. Wally Van and
Neta Frazer are the eloping pair.
"THE BLACK BOX."
The first number of this serial
will commence Tuesday next, and
from all accounts it is about the
best of the serials turned out by
the Universal Film company, and
no pains or money were spared
in it's construction. The story
was written by one of the most
popular of the world'? fiction
writers, and has proven an excellent opportunity for the popular leads, Anna Little and Herbert Rawlinscn to display their
talent and gain more friends.
"LURE OF MAMMON"
A three reel Broadway Feature
to be shown Thursday. Fanaia
Marinoff, one of the most beautiful and talented of the Broadway stars is featured in this society drama.
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PBO. CH0H8ED MON., TUES, THURS. * SAT.
TONIGHT  TENTH EPISODE
"The Broken Coin"
MATINEES TUES., THURS., and SAT., CHILDREN 5c.
BROADWAY FEATURES
MONDAY
"Love, Snow and Ice"
A three reel comedy with Wally
Van and Neta Frazer
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Thursday.
'The Lure of Mammon"
Three reel Society Drama.
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This is the kind of weather when the telephone is invaluable. It is of utmosl: service at all
times, but when you do not want to go out, you
can reach anywhere with the aid of theinstrument
on the wall.
Your telephone can be used to talk to Nanaimo, Victoria, Vancouver, to Kootenay towns, or
down the coast. There is no such a thing as
distance with the long distance telephone.
British ColumbiaTelephoneCo.,Ltd.
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CUMBERLAND NIGHT SCHOOL:-The
Spring classes are now commencing and
students are urged to take up the desired
course from the start.  Mondays, domestis
science, cooking, ambulance, mining, ele
mentary geology.   Tuesdays, mining, 3rd
j class firebosses certificate.    Wednesdays.
I electricity.     Fridays, domestic science,
I sewing, arithmetic and mensuration. Note*
j books and pencils are required by students,
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************** THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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St. George's Presbyterian
Church
Services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Class, 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School. 2.30 p.m.
Prayer    Meeting,    Wednesday
evening 7.30.
Choir Practice, Thursday evening 7.30.
Pastor, Rev. Jas. Hood.
Methodist Church.
Services: Morning at 11 o'clock.
Evening at 7 o'clock.
Bible Study: Adult Bible Class
at 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Choir Practice. Friday, 7.30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m.
Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor.
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for 3rd Sunday after
Epiphany:
8.30 a.m. Holy Communion.
2,30 p.m. Sunday School.
7 p.m., Evensong.
Service  of   intercession
Thursday at 7.45 p.m.
Arthur Bischlager. Vicar.
on
Dance to the perfect rhythm oi the
Edison
Diamond Disc
Phonograph
If you are just learning the
new dances, start right. Get
the rhythm of them firmly fixed
ln your mind through the well-
chosen, well - played records
rendered by Mr. Edison's latest
invention.
If you are already an expert
you will appreciate the splendid interpretation which the
mellow, fully-rounded tone of
this wonderful instrument produces,
No Needles to Change. A Permanent Diamond is the
Reproducing Point.
Mr.  Edison's perfect mechanism  insures uniform pitch
and uniform speed from the
first revolution to the last.
Hear the new dance records
which we have just received.
Come in any  time and  hear
as many as you like.
Q.A.Fletcher
Music Company,
22 Commercial St., Nanaimo
.    GIRL GUIDES CORPS.
A meeting was held in the
Basement of the Presbytenan
church on Friday evening for the
purpose of considering the advisability of forming a corps of
Girl Guides under the management of the Boy Scouts and leadership of Scout Master Taylor un
til the corps was fully established.
The following were appointed to
take charge of the organization.
Rule and Regulation Committee: Mrs. Hood, Mrs. E. Franklin, Miss Agnes Frame and Miss
Effie McFayden.
Assistant Guide Mistresses:
Mrs. Franklin, Miss Agnes
Frame and Miss Janet Whyte.
Miss Bessie Stuart was appointed Secretary and Miss Hazel
Whyte Treasurer. Miss Charlotte Jayne First Patrol Leader,
with Miss Abbot as Assistant.
Miss Josephine Bolagno Second
Patrol Leader, with Miss Hazel
Whyte as Assistant. Miss Bessie
Stewart, Third Patrol Leader,
with Miss L. Robertson as
Assistant. At the close of
the meeting a hearty vote of
thanks was tendered Scout Master A. J. Taylbr for his assistance in organizing the Girl
Guides. The next meeting will
be held in the Basement of the
Presbyterian Church on Friday,
Jan. 28th., at 8 p. m.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
The members of the Junior
Bible Class in connection with
the Methodist Sunday School met
at the Parsonage last Wednesday
to bid farewell to Miss Maud
Creech who is leaving Cumberland for Victoria. A very enjoyable evening was spent and during the evening the members
presented Maud with a solid gold
pin as a token of remembrance.
Miss Bella Roberlson made the
presentation. In the departure
of Miss Maud Creech, both the
church and the Sunday School
lose a very faithful worker.
The extension of the city'limits
of the corporation of the city of
Cumberland has been under consideration for the last three years
and up to the present time nothing has been done to accomplish
the end in view. Will the new
city council take the matter up
and put it through to a successful
issue?
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date application will be made
to the Superintendent of the Provincial
Police for the transfer of the Licence for
the sale of Liquor in and upon the premises known as the Bevan Hotel, situate' at
Bevan, Nelson District, British Columbia,
from Hugh Thornley to Watkin Williams,
of British Columbia.
Dated this 17th day of January, 1916.
HUGH THORNLEY,
Holder of Licence.
WATKIN WILLIAMS,
Applicant.
White Cross Electric Stove
THE STOVE OF QUALITY
Guaran*
teed 5
Years
PRICE
ONLY
$7.50
FOUR IN ONE
TOASTER, GRIDDLE, BROILER
Stove Boils, Toasts, Fries, Broils
Most Practical and Ornamental
Electric Stove on the Market
AN APPROPRIATE AND WELCOME GIFT
JUST RECEIVED
60 Watt Frosted Nitro Lamps!
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. q. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison <fe Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P.O. Box 279 Phone 31
a SIX
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C.
KAISER TO REFORM ?
Prussian Socialists Hope Unjust Evil
Army Constitution   Repeeled
Will the Kaiser and the Socialists
enter into a compact to break down
the rule of the Junkers in Prussia
and pave the way for a new constitution whici. will make the people of
Prussia free and self-governing? The
Socialists cherish this wild l.opt. In
the Frankfurter Zeitung a well known
Socialist, Wolfgang Heine, explains
why he has full confidence in the
Kaiser, who ln a recent manifest
stated that if Germany were to progress along the new lines destined
for her after the end of the war all
domestic discord must cease and old
adversaries must forget their enmities and work in harmony tu fulfill
their duties as true and loyal German
citizens. At present the constitution
of Prussia ls the most antiquated in
Europe, the aristocratic and wealthy
classes being in almost absolute con
trol, while the majority of voters are
very inadequately represented in
Diet. To remedy ibis evil a thorough
reform of the Prussian election laws
ls absolutely necessary and for years
such reform has been promised the
people by the government, but the
conservative and reactionar) parties
have always found means to obstruct
the way.
"the principal foundation of the
claim of the wealthier classes for political privileges," Heine writes, "has
always been that they contribute a
greater share ot the taxes, but what
does this mean now when it is impossible to imagine that anyona would
dare speak of money in comparison
with the enormous sacrifices in lives,
blood and health which the working
classes have made. We demand that
what was always injustice be now
abolished and we expect that the state
as well as the other political parties
will realize how poorly their former
treatment of the Socialists has served
Germany's best interests. What the
governments of the empire and the
various states and the ruling classes
are asked to grant—political equality
and freedom—is as nothing compared
with what the state asks from
those who have hitherto been suppressed and who have been deprived of
all their rights, that they forget the
injustice they have suffered in the
past." There is no doubt that those
words arousM a strong echo throughout the German people, but it is
equally certain that they have fallen
upon deaf ears, as far as the reactionary parties are concerned.
Famous "Wnens™
(lontlv-KHt .SH-y-
_,   -vAttidLCoofftiK  .
tA-nd someone calls it       ,
Btstkait^tt**— of ccemj
Municipality of the City of Cumberland
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the year 1915:
RECEIPTS.
Trades License  $ 2410.00
Sewer Rentals, 1913   62.68
Real Estate Tax   2682.74
Scavenger Fees, April to Dec. 31. 434.06
Scavenger Fees, Jan. to March. . 173 25
Dog Tax   P?.00
Police Coqrt, Fines and Costs.. 360.45
City Scales   3.00
City Pound  33.50
T: WarV. Telephone Account... 6.00
Road Tax  134.00
e ire Protection, Hyds, C.|C. (D)
Ltd  111.83
Government Grant  1500.00
Total Receipts $ 8,003.51
Debit Balance     1370.70
Total     9374.21
EXPENDITURES.
Unpaid Checks Dec. 31., 1914.    $ 1861.64
Sundries,
Insurance $   90.00
Police Uniform .... 38.00
Patriotic Funds.... 65.00
Sundry Amounts ..     72.95
Total Sundries... 265.95
Street Account  188.25
Stable Account
Feid   $329.45
Waggon       70.00
Blankets and Rep....    24.50
Blacksmithing ..     59.15
Water Company       6.75
A. H. Peacey       1.50
Total  491.35
Office Account  88.89
Advertising  88.90
Legal Expenses  87.50
Election Expenses  81.24
J. Ward, Salary  960.00
T. Conn, Salary  1080.00
A. MacKinnon  420.00.
E. W. Bickle ....'.  300.00
Street Light and Repairs, 13 Mos. 610.75
Scavanger Account  36.45
DogTags  3.10
Interest Account  143.55
Fire Protection. 2 Hydrants
Installed, 2 Supplied C. C. (D) L 398.32
Police Court  55.10
City Scales Inspection   3.50
City Pound  20.00
Fuel Account  5.50
Tool Account  5.05
Isolation Hospital (Nursing)     57.40
J. Ward, House Telephone  19.05
Health Account  19.30
Repairing Drains .-. 39.75
City Hall Stove  9.25
City Jail, Cot& Blankets   11.75
Road Tax Refund      4.00
Cost of Public and High School .. 2018.67
jr>-	
Total Expenditure -.......".. 9,37421
Total City Revenue to'Dec. Balance Checks unpaid Dec.
31st., 1915    8003.51 31st., 1914 $ 1861,64
  Nett City Expenditure 1915. ...    5493.90
Debit Balance  $ 1370.70 Costjrf Pubhc^and High School    2018.<j7
  Tot?l Citv Expenditures to
* Total     9374.21 Dec. 31st., 1915 $ 937421
ASSETS   •
Taxes, arrears to Dec. 31., 1914 $
Int. on same to Dec. 31., 1915 .
Taxes outstanding for 1915. ...
LIABILITIES.
2260 33 Overcollection School Rates 1913      83.43
180.21  Unpaid Checks on HandJDec. 31-15 1370.70
'2682.73
Total taxes outstanding   $   5123.27
Scavenger rates outstanding  592.25
Sewer rental, 1913  493.91
T^am Horses  350.00
Waggons, Sleighs, Harness, Tools 250.00
Sewer Pipes  50.00
Isolation Hospital and Equipment 600.00
City Buildings and Lots  2000.00
Fire Hall Apparatus   1200.00
Safe  250.00
TradeiSfcLicenfee unpaid
L.J. Aston  $ 2.50
F. Lighter  10.00
C. Russell    2.50
15.00
Total Assets $10,909.43
$   1454.13
I hereby certify that I have examined the books and
accounts of the City of Cumberland for the year ending Dec.
31st, 1915, and find them correct and as set forth above.
J. STEWART, Auditor.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
n Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
he Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
■ ories and in a portion of the Province ef
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental of
f 1 an acre. Not more than 2,600 sores
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applioant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by seotions, or legal subdivisions
of seotions, snd in unsurveyed territory
the trace applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of |5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns so-
counting for tbe full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, sucb returns shall be
furnished at least onee a year. 11
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered necessary
for tbe working of the mine at the rate of
flO.OOanaore.
For full information application sbould
be made to tbe Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or 8ub-Agent ofDominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B— Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will net be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
'CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hederson, Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
MAROCCHI BROS.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland THE JSLANDEK, (JLMK     iMNU,
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. LLJ>. D.C.L., President
JOHN AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES. Au't General Minaser
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, {13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits ot $1 and
-upwards. Careful attention is given 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. JiSO
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
^»
W»lli%ji»i**»«JlBea,ltJrinay ^oh\y skm deep;
TV Olipapci 5   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15^ a double roll, to the best ingrains.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, *% C.
Phone 14
A. McKINNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
*******
**********
We Recommend the
use of
'QUEEN'
BEER.
A beer you can't help liking—30
mild, so pure, sofvery gocd.
Every possible precaution is taken
in the brewing and bottling.  Ask
at the hotels for QUEEN BEER,
—you'll like it.
Pilsener Brewing Co., Ltd.
Cumberland, B.C.
BONAR LAW TO CANADIANS
LAYRITZ   NURSjERIES,
VICTORIA, B.C.
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.]
Unwelcome Recognition
Little Girl: "My father says he has
jften seen you act."
Pleased Actress: "What did he say
tie saw me In, dear?"
Little Girl:  "In the    seventies."—
Puck.
Unc-e Eph. Remarks:
*******
vheu arctic oversiao'-B ou a prettj
gal wasn't any blemish on ber baautj
—an' th' ^als always got a sack 0
horehoun' candy from their fellers
instid of a big red box full o' valcn
tine pnper an' bun bins."
SEVEN
Colonies Have Given Great Example
of Moral Force
Canadian troops, including infantry,
cavalry, artillery, field ambulances
and cyclists, were reviewed in Kent,
England, by Mr. Bonar Law, Secretary for the Colonies, who was accompanied by Major-General ' Hughes,
Colonel Max Aitken, M.P., and other
officials. Mr. Bonar Law afterwards
delivered a short address, saying:
"Nothing has shown more clearly to
my mind what we are fighting for
than the fact that I have seen to-day
men from every part of Canada, from
Halifax to Vancouver, animated with
the same spirit and all feeling strongly, as the United Kingdom, that we
are fighting for everything which free-
born men have always prized. I
know what Canadians have suffered
and are prepared to suffer. I thought
of your high courage and devotion
especially as I looked at so many
young faces, and it seemed to me that
your sacrifice is not so great as that
of those you have left behind. The
War Minister has told you I was born
in Canada, though most of my life
has been spent in the Old Country,
but I am proud of my Canadian birth
and what the soldiers of Canada have
done. I am proud of the future which
I am sure lies before you."
The Secretary of the Colonies later
ln the evening addressed more than
1,000 officers of the Second Canadian
Division and the Canadian Training
Depot, Shorncliffe. He saia lt was the
hope that this war would make it impossible for one man, or one group of
men, to plunge the world into war.
There was in the world no more striking example of the reality and
strength of moral force than the part
played to-day by the self-governing
dominions of the British Crown.
NOW STOP!
Do not throw this acl v. away,
-the mist important announcement is still to come.
Do you realize what this
means to you? *\ It means
that you will always have
-that neat, clean-cut, well-
groomed effect. 1 Your
clothes will always look as
if they had just come from
the tailor's, spic and span,
neat, refined and giving the
impression of prosperity
and business power.
Remember I call for and
deliver the gcods.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
NOTICE.
Effective from oct. 1st, 1914.
Nolgames of any kind will be
permitted on    the   Recreation
Grounds on Sundays between the
hours of 11a.m. and 12 noon, and
between 2 p.m. and 3.p.m.
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited,
J. R. Lockard,
General Superintendent.
The
New Home
Bakery
A fine selection of cakes, pies and
small pastry made daily.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
AFTERNOON  TEAS  SERVED
J.H. Halliday
Dunsmuir Ave.
Edward w. Bickle
NOTARY PUBLIC     -
FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE   AGENT
PHONES: OFFICE. 3-3    RESIDENCE 7*8
P.O. DRAWER 430
OFFICE;   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE.. Cumberland
il- EIGHT
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
I
TOWN    TOPICS
A Dance will be held tonight
in Ilo Ilo Hall, 9 to 12.
P. P. Harrison left for Victoria on Wednesday.
Dr. P. H. Scharsmidth of Vancouver was here on Friday.
Major Hagar and Dr. McNeil
of 102nd Comox Atlin visited
Cumberland on Friday.
Attend the Red Cross Tea at
the home of Mrs. John Frame
Penrith Avenue on Tuesday next
in aid of the Women's Red Cross
fund of Cumberland.
The Cumberland Volunteer
Fire Brigade will hold their annual masquerade ball on St. Patrick's Day March 17th. Further
particulars later
Mrs. McMillan of this city received a telegram on Friday
morning that her son Edward
was killed in the coal mines at
Red Lodge Montana on Thursday
last. Instruction has been wired
to send the remains to Cumberland for burial.
James Ward, chief of police
left for Vancouver on Thuisday
morning to attend the funeral of
his father, who died in that city on
Wednesday last.
John J. Wier, editor of the
Cumberland News returned from
Victoria on Saturday last, improved in health and will commence
the publication of the News again
on February 1st.
The annual Hospital Ball will
be held in the West Cumberland
Band Hall, under the auspices of
the Women's Auxiliary of the
Cumberland General Hospital on
Wednesday , Feb. 16th. Don't
forget the date. Tickets are now
on sale.
Arrangements has been completed between the citizens of
Courtenay and the officers of
the 102nd Comox Atlin for the
housing and quartering of 250
troops in that city until the recruiting barracks at the Sand
Spit, Comox, has been completed
Cumberland can make similiar
arrangements. Officers of the
102nd were in this city on Friday
looking ovet the situation. The
matter will be laid before the
city council on Monday evening
next.
The Canadian Collieries Staff
Basketball team defeated the
Cumberland Firemen in a friendly game on Friday evening. The
teams lined up as follows: Firemen: C. Grant, centre; H. Wilson
and F. Slaughter, guards. Canadian Collieries Office Staff, W.
Hancock and Cyril Baker, for
wards; J. Stevens centre, C.
Mackintosh and A. Nuns, guards.
The feature of the game was the
clean manner in which the boys
played and the participants went
home well satisfied with the evening's entertainment. F. Dalby
r fereed to the satisfaction of
loth sides.
r
n
-ANNUAL-
STOCKTAKING SALE
Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Etc.
SALE COMMENCES SATURDAY, JAN. 15
And lasts for ONE WEEK ONLY
{
!
TERMS CASH
TERMS CASH
IT WILL PAY TO BUY YOUR SUPPLIES HOW
Ladies' Sweater Coats
Ladies' Striped Sweater Coats, made of the very
best material, regular $7.95. +.*** ,****
Sale Price  $3.95
Ladies' Millinery
Your choice of any hat in the store at half price,
some at less.
Tablecloths, etc.
Pure Linen Table Napkins, 5doz seconds ***** Q-
(slight defects hardly noticable) a doz. «pl."5
Beautiful White Tablecloths, 60x80,        ***** oc
Sale Price        $l.Zo
Kitchen Tabling, 52 inches wide,    oe *
unbleached. Sale Price    OOC a yd*
Striped Flannellette, near a yard 0   j    a* AA
wide.   Special for this Sale O yds. $ 1 *\)\3
Pure Linen Apron Gingham,   -     ,     a- AA
blue and white check,       / yds. Jfci.UU
Curtain Muslins, in a very large variety, at very
reasonable prices.
Children's Wool Hats
Ladies' and Children's Wool Hats, about 3 QCJ^
dozen, values to 95c. Sale Price ODIZ
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
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