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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland Neas.
VOL. VII., No. 51
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 10,1917.
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SUBMARINES SINK
SMALL PERCENTAGE
London, March 7.—An official
statement today says that 23
British merchant vessels were
sunk by mine or submarine during the week ending Mai ch 4.
Of these, 14 were of 1600 tons
gross or over and nine were under 1600 tons. In the same period three British fishing vessels
were sunk.
Twelve British merchant vessels were unsuccessfully attacked
by submarines during the week.
The number of merchant vessels
of all nationalities of more than
100 tons net, arriving at United
Kingdom ports during the week
was 2,528. The number sailing
was 2,477. These figures are exclusive of fishing and local craft.
THE HAND ACROSS THE SEA.-From the Philadelphia Ledger
 -%_ . •
5000 FACTS ABOUT CANADA.
SEED GRAIN IS ASSURED.
Last fall owing to the large
amount of rust in the west Ihere
threatened to be a serious shortage of good grain for this year.
The situation was worse even in
the United States. American
buyers were invading Western
Canada and the outlook was serious. The Government decided
to take action and a commission
was appointed to buy up seed
grain. No publicity was given
to the commission; publicity
would have killed the project.
Working quietly and co-operating with the municipalities the
commission purchased large quantities ol good seed grain. Today
they have stored iri a government elevator in the west a quantity which it is estimated is sufficient to meet all the require-!
ments this spring of the Prairie kon, while several sketch maps
provinces. The government ad-! are of high value. Copies may
vanced the money for the pur-1 be had from newsdealers or by
chase and the grain will be sold' sending 25c. to the Canadian
at cost. The prompt action of Facts Pub. Co., 588 Huron St.,
the government has meant mil- Toronto, Canada.
lions of dollars to the country,!
for if the action had not been'
taken   western   Canada   might j
have been without seed or else -*        	
have had poor seed for this years St. John, N. B., March 7. - Spe-
crop, so vitally needed for the i cial military units designed to
Empire and the Allies. This islpermit the enlistment of men
only one example of the many previously rejected or considered
ways in which the government ineligible because of physical or
is acting in the public interest at other disabilities are being ferm-
the present time, publicity to ed in the province of New Bruns-
which is not given. I wick.
The public will welcome the
new issue for 1917 of 5000 Facts
About Canada, the popular and
valuable cyclopedia of Canadian
dates, compiled by Frank Yeigh
of Toronto, the well-known writer and lecturer on,tho Dominion.
No up-to-date and intelligent
Canadian can afford to be without this "handy annual," which
is a revelation in concrete form
of ihe wonderful growth of our
country in a single year, despite
war conditions; indeed, it circulates all over the world, and as
such is a splendid advertisement.
The chapter of "War Facts" is,
by the way, both timely and illuminating. Fifty other chapters are devoted alphabetically
to every phase of our national
life, from Agriculture to the Yu-
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
CITY COUNCIL HOLDS
THE DIRECTOR OF NATION
AL SERVICE.
District No. 11, Victoria, B. C.
March 2nd., 1917. The Postmaster. Dear Sir; I desire to
thank you very sincerely for the
assistance that you have already
rendered to the National Service
cards. It has been decided to
make a special effort to make
our inventory of the man power
as complete as possible and as
you have been informed by the
Post Office Inspector we are
again calling upon you to distribute cards
The City Council held their
regular session on Monday evening. Present His Worship, Mayor Bate and Aid. Bannerman
James Brown, John Brown and
Milligan. The minutes of the
previous meeting were read and
adopted.
A communication was rceeived
from the local manager of the
British Columbia Telephone Co.,
Ltd., requesting permission to
trim the trees on Maryport Avenue between First and Third Sts.,
and also on Dunsmuir avenue between First Street and the head
office of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir, Ltd., and stating that
the branches cut will be hauled
away. The Council granted the
request with the understanding
that the trees were to be trimmed in a proper manner and subject to the supervision of the
Board of Works. The following
accounts were referred to the finance committee for payment:
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd., $72.80; Cumberland
Electric Lighting Co., Ltd., *9.-
iJames Stewart, $10. Total,
$92.60.
Aid. Milligan gave notice to
rescind the former motion charging the boy scouts five dollars
per month for light while using
the City Hall, and to make a motion that the Boy Scouts be
charged for the lights they used
  to all  who receive —»   „..— ...„,, „UVv.
mail through your office and who according to the reading of the
have not already filled in and,meter.   The  Council  then  ad-
signed their cards and I feel sure
that we can count on your val
ued assistance in this matter as
I believe that you realize as we
do that this is the time when every man should do his utmost
for the benefit of the Empire.
Yours faithfully, Director of
National Service M,  D., No. 11.
TWO LINERS ARRIVE.
FOR REJECTED MEN.
Fighting With the
Allies
SCENES FROM THE FRONT
A Battle Scene taken through a Periscope. This
takes you right into the Fighting Lines. You will
live with Our Boys and see the hardships they
endure while you are watching the Exhibition of
this Wonderful War Film.
To be shown in the ILO ILO THEATRE on
and Tuesday
arch'l 9th and 20th
Rte
New York, March 7.—Two
trans-atlantic liners arrived here
tonight after successfully running the German submarine
blockade. The White Star liner
Baltic, which brought 126 cabin
and 10 steerage passengers,
docked tonight, and the French
liner Rochambeau will dock tomorrow after spending the night
at quarantine. The Baltic was
several days overdue. The delay
was attributed by passengers to
the following of a new course far
from the regular steamship
lanes. The vessel sighted no submarines.
The Baltic carried two large
extra funnels astern to be used
for spreading dense clouds of
smoke to screen the vessel from
hostile warcraft. Tests made on
the voyage, it is said, proved
that the plan would be effective.
journed to meet again on Friday
eveninf for the purpose of considering the assessment roll for
the year 1917.
SEMI-MONTHLY PAY
FOR LOCAL MINES
An agreement has been entered
into between the employees of
the Comox mines and the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir, Limited. The agreement was signed
by the employees during the latter part of last week, and went
into effect on the first day of
March, 1917, and expires on the
31st. day of October. 1919. Am-
ongother things which will work
out to the advantage of the employees the agreement provides
for a semi-monthly pay day instead of the usual monthly payday. The employees will now
be paid on the Saturday after
the first of each month and the
Saturday after the fifteenth of
each  month.
The first semi-monthly payday
will take place on the fifth day
of May, that is, the first Saturday after the first of May.
A similar agreement has been
entered into between the employees of the Wellington mines
at Ladysmith and the Canadian
Collieries.
TOWN    TOPICS
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Meth
odist Church will hold a Sale of
Work at the Church on the Wednesday following April payday.
FOR SALE.
Pure bred   W hite Wyandotte
eggs for hatching, $2.00 setting.
GEORGE BOOTH,
UNION BAY
FOLLIES CLEAR $89.00.
Following is a statement of receipts of the Follies' concert and
dance, held on March 1st. The
basket of candy, on which the
sum of $14.50 was realized, was
very kindly donated by Mrs,
Ashcroft.
Receipts, concert
"     dance
"     candy
$135.25
30.00
14.50
At the adjourned meeting on
Friday evening the City Council
went into committee on the assessment roll for 1917 with the
following resulis: The property
of Thomas Edwards was reduced
700 on account of the old Islander
building having been removed,
leaving his assessment at $1500.
Dr. MacNaughton's was increased $200, making a total assessment of $1400; Chas, J, Parn*
ham's was increased $200, making a total of 1400; E. A. Jeffrey's
was increased $400. making a total of $1200; A. R. Kierstead's
was increased $600, making total of $21.80; Edward W. Bickle's
was increased $200, making his
total assessment $1200. Other
assessments remain as
during the year 1916.
MASTERY OF AIR.
London, March 7.—Replying
to a question in the House of
Commons today, JamesMacPher-
son said the government did not
accept the accuracy of the report
recently sent from Berlin that
the Germans had brought down
18 aeroplanes on the western
front in one day. False statements such as this, he said, were
made in order to elicit the truth.
'I can assure the members, he
addgd, that we still maintain
mastery of the air."
Total
Expenses.
Music for dance
Printing M^
Cloth for scenery
Tacks and string
Theatre and Dance Hall
Sheet Music, etc.
Total
Handed to Patriotic Fund
$179.75
$16.00
18.00
8.25
•     .50
45.50
2.50
S90.75
89.00
#179.75
LOCALS
Sidney Horwood has commenced to plow up his vacant lots in
preparation for planting time,
thus setting an example others
might follow in production and
thrift.
It has been suggested that the
Maccabees and the Follies combine and stage another concert
and dance in the near future for
the benefit of the local patriotic-
fund. They would undoubtedly
draw a crowded house.
Miss Jessie MacDonald left for
Vancouver on Saturday and returned on Wednesday.
Don't forget the Firemens'
Masquerade Ball in the Ilo Ilo
Donee Hall on Friday, March 16.
Ex-Mayor Campbell returned
from a business trip to Vancouver on Sunday.
Mrs. McKenzie, for three years
in the service of Dr. and Mrs.
MacNaughton, has been appointed cook at the Cumberland General Hospital and commenced her
new duties on Monday.
FIRST AID EXAMINATION.
The result of the First Aid examination held in the Public
School Building on February
25th. Under the direction of
Geo. K. MacNaughton, M. D.,
lecturer, and E. R. Hicks, M. D.,
examiner, were as follows;
Total obtainable 100, with 50
as a passing mark. James
Whyte, jr., 88; Geo. Brown 84.5;
John Williams 79; William Bev-
eridge, 76; A. J. Taylor 66; Dan
Stewart 57.
The studentsof St. John's Ambulance class desire to extend
their hearty thanks to Dr. MacNaughton for his services in connection with the class.
Coming, week of March 13th,,
Nat Goodwin, the famous stage
star, in "The Marriage Bond."
When in need of a car ring up
86L.    Nanaimo and return the
same  day.    Terms  reasonable.
Fire wood for sale.      Apply to
THOMAS PIERCE.
Phone 86 L, Happy Valley
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lockard
left for Victoria on Monday.
Alex. King was a passenger
by Monday's train to Victoria.
Miss French, of the Cumberland General Hospital, has resigned her position and left for
the east on Monday.
D. P. MacDonald, father of D.
R. Macdonald left for Vancouver
on Saturday last. He will enter
one of the Vancouver Hospitals
for the purpose of having an operation performed. Dr. Geo. K.
MacNaughton accompanied Mr.
MacDonald and returned to Cumberland on Sunday.
Inspector Deane, of the Department of Education at Victoria arrived on Tuesday evening
and left for the south on Wednesday morning.
Miss Wilson of the Hazleton
Hospital staff, arrived on Wednesday evening and will be the
guest of her brother, Rev. Henry
Wilson for the next three months.
Mr. Penwill, of the British
Columbia Life left for Vancouver
on Thursday.
Joseph Hunter, of Victoria,
chief engineer of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., arrived
on Tuesday and left on  Friday.
Clarence Hoard, of Victoria,
was here during the week, Mr.
Hoard was the contractor for the
building of the railroad between
No. 7 and No. 8 mines for the
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir,
Ltd.
Henry Devlin, Inspector of
Mines, was here during the week.
Miss Martin, who has been the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Rideout
for the past throe weeks, left for
Victoria on Friday,
George Herman, city police officer, returned from a visit to
Vancouver on Thursday.
THE GREAT AMERICAN BLOCKADE.   Columbus Dispatch. V
TWO
THIS ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
it OF GOOD CHEER
VICTORY F01L0WS
THE FLAG.
®lt? Jlslantor
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, MARCH 10th,   1917
NATIONAL SERVICE LITER
TURE.
One of the most valuable of
recent literary contributions to
pxeat cause is a booklet by Professor Stephen Leacock, entitled,
"National Organization For War"
In this bcoldet, Dr. Leacock
makes an urgent call for national
thrift and national saving. He
attacks in vigorous style the ev
iis of extravagance at this crisis
in Canada's history, and by trenchant phrase and apt illustration
disposes of various common er-
roi s in regard to individual spending of money during war time.
This pamphlet was originally
published by Dr. Leacock himself, but the National Service
Board were so convinced of its
value in connection with their
thrift campaign that they have
had it republished and have undertaken its distribution. Copies may be obtained by writing to
the Secretary of the National
Service Board at Ottawa, or by
applying to the National Service
Director in any Province.
"Every cent of the money that
can be gathered up by national
thrift should be absorbed by national taxes and national loans.
Oiu' present taxis are, for war
Lin low   so far as
■   in     table, or even o\
d iman ,    are   concerned, j
And they au- made with one eye!
on the supposed benefit to indus-j
try. We need a blast of taxation, j
income tax and all, that should j
strike us like a wave of German
gas.   As things are, we should
go down before it.    Armed with j
the new   gas  helmet ol  national'
thrift  ve could b'eathe it easily
h   and laugh  behind   our
goggles.
' Over above the taxes we need
a succession of Government patriotic loans, not money-lenders' j
loans at market and super-market rates, but patriotic loans in
the real sense, at a low rate of
interest, let us say, four percent
and issued in bonds of twenty-
five dollars, with a dollar a year
as interest.
towns—millions and millions that
drain away our economic strength
In time of peace these are excel-
ent. For war, unless they have
a war purpose, the things are
worse than useless. The work
of the men who labour at them
is of no value, and the food and
clothes that they consume must
be made by other men.
Let us be done with new
streets and new sidewalks, new
town halls and new railways, till
the war is done. Let us walk in
our old boots on the old boards,
patriots all, with dollar pieces
jingling in our pockets adding
up to twenty-five for the latest
patriotic loan.
Let us do this, and there will
pour into the hands of the Gov-'
ernmer.t such a cascade of mon
ey that the sound of it shall be
heard all the way to Potsdam.
And here enters the last step
to be taken under National Thrift
to convert ourselves into a war
economy. The Government goes
with its money to the manufacturers and interrogates them.
What can you make, and you,
and you? You have a plant that
has made buggies and carriages.
These our people will not buy because now they walk, But what
is it that you can make?—can
you turn yourself to making
trucks, waggons? You, that
made boots and have lost half
your trade, what about a hun
dred thousand boots for the army? You, that made clothes,
what about doing the whole thing
over in khaki?
The needs of a War Govern
ment are boundless, endless. The
list of its wants is as wide as
the whole range of our manufactures. The adjustment is diffr
cult. Not a doubt of it. It cannot be done in a day. But with
each successive month the pre
cess would go on and on until we
would find ourselves, while working apparently each for himself,
altered into a nation of war-workers, every man, in his humble
sense, at the front and taking
his part.
Meantime we at home are doing nothing, or next to it, for the
war. While we go about our
business as usual, men are
breathing out their lives for us,
somewhere in France. What
shall we do?
STEPHEN LEACOCK.
The
the war.
■ -ays,   will not
■    . ■■ in win
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on'i 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
clfaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rate*.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
: '.   uliscrihe
r the ai spices of our
■ a national campaign
o    hrifl   and investment is set
on foot;   if we give to the ideas
n!1 the publicity that our business
■ii: devise,  if wc advertise  it   as  commerce advertises
I    ili  troilp ard fit-right hoots
• hrnrl'te  corsets, then
npnpte will subscribe, tumultous-
v  '(viirjr'v, overwhelmingly.
](' not- if that is the kind of
we  are-let   us  call
home from the west"
■   f '   |      They   are  fighting
n lerstanding.   The
r . f  Unit  i !!• v are saving are
■ . •rificp.
i    } ■ . !ovi rnment
nation t.h:
„,. coldii
If
of  thrift.
\: ■ ■ • si',' ■ ' sums of money
are being wasted in so-called
• .1.1:,. works, railways in the
wilderness, cement waewalks in
the streets,   post-offices in  the!
DR. C. MUSTEK,
SURGEON DENTIST,
Will he in Cumberland on or
about January 8lh, 1917, for
a period of three weeks. Dr.
Inkster will open up a Dental Surgery, furnished with
a complete outfit of instruments to perform all dental
operations-in the latest and
most scientific method.
E  Painless Extractions.
Modern Crown and Bridge
work, and Modem Plate
Work a specialty. Examinations free. Rates moderate.
AH Work Guaranteed.
EASTER
Millinery, Easter Gloves,
Easter Neckwear, Dress Goods,
Ready-to-wear Garments,
Easter Novelties.
OPENING
Friday, March 16th.
THE EASIEST WAY TO
TELEPHONE IS  BEST
It is important that you  speak  directly  into
the telephone!
The natural, conversational tone, spoken clearly
into the mouthpiece, carries clearly to any local telephone, and to most Long Distance points.
Telephone transmission is  a  matter  of voice
direction, not voice force.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D. D.C.L., President
DUN AIRD, General Hin.s.r. H. V. F. JONES, An't General Mon.cer
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1
upwards    Careful attention is given to every account   Small account
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
iranjls to be made by any one of them or by tbe survivor. iioo
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUM3ERLAND BRANCH.        A. J. BURNSIDE,Manager.
'ONE STRAW MORE AND-" -From tlie Detroit News. 11
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
ON REAL LIVIN'
SOME men are like roosters they
puff out their chests and swell
around and crow a lot without
re'lly knowin' why and never quite
rtallze their frallitles and Bhortcom-
tn's until some little bantam 'bout hall
their size come along and whales the
Btufiln' out of 'em; then they set up
and take notice. Personally I think
a few Jolts now and ag'ln don't hurt
any of us. When life moves along
like a song we're liable to get a false
outlook on It, but when It throws us
a few short-arm Jabs and uppercuts
we begin to grow wiser mid aanor
right away.
Old Cy Humble says that a feller
never re'lly knows a mule until arter
he's been kicked by one, then he knows
him good and plenty and I tako it
that If life ain't wuth knowin' It's not
wuuth llvln'; what you say?
A Liar Defined
Sages assembled in the blacksmith's
shop were discussing the veracity of
old John Perkins, when Uncle Bill
Abbott ambled In.
"What do you think about It, Uncle
Bill?" they asked him. "Would you
call John Perkins a liar?"
"Well," answered Uncle Bill, slowly,
as he thoughtfully studied the ceiling, "I don't know as I'd go so far
as to call him a liar exactly, but I
do know this much—when feedln'
time comes, In order to obtain any
response from his hogs, he has to get
somebody else to call 'em for him."
A  Bishop's Story
Dr. Gore, the Bishop of Oxford, Is
endowed with a' keen sense ot humor,
and Is rather fond of telling the story
of how, at a diocesan examination,
one of the questions ran thus: "Name
the three evils mentioned In the
Litany, from which the Church prays
to be delivered."
Judge of the examiner's astonishment when, Instead ot the answer,
"False doctrine, heresy, and schism,"
he read the words, "Bishops, priests,
and deacons."
OLD FASHIONED THINGS
MAYBE you've noticed that the
dearest and best things In the
world are the old fashioned
things. Sometimes we get the idea
that the new-fangled ones are best
and we turn our backs on the old and
we swell up and look about us with
an "I'm right up to the present second" look, pay five dollars a seat to
hear Caruso sing a song sweet enough
to be rehearsed by a flock of twenty-
eighth century angels but about as
Intelligible to us as the doleful appeal
ot a Dago out of a Job, and we shake
hands with each other and say Its
the finest thing ever, and we go home
\
.*. <***■
with our heads up In the sir whlstleln'
"Spegetto-O-Speggato" and wlshln' we
could wear our'swaller-tall suit every
day of the year. Then, by Jinks, 'way
off somewhere a hurdy-gurdy starts
playln' "Darlln' I am Growing Old"
and that Italian song skeddadles from
our minds and a lump comes Into our
throats and we go in and take off
the tack-hammer coat and light up the
old briar-root and set and think about
the old, the dear, the wuthwhile things.
Arter all, I reckon they'll never get
anythln' quite as up-to-date as the old
fashioned things;  ain't that right?
The Ways of Mothers
Here are two good stories told1
by Mr. Hicks.
Mrs. Gordon had recently moved
into the neighborhood.
"I thought I would come and tell
you that your James has been fighting
with my Edward," said one of the
neighbors one morning as she called
at Mrs. Gordon's door, "and settle the
matter If I could."
"Well, for my part," responded Mrs.
Gordon haughtily, "I have no time to
enter Into any discussion about the
children's quarrels. I consider myself
above such trifling things."
"I'm delighted to hear It," was the
reply. "I'll send James over on a
Stretcher In an hour or two!"
Never Had Longevity
"To what do you attribute your
longevity?" asked the reporter.
"My which?" queried the oldest Inhabitant
"Tour longevity," repeated the reporter.
"Never had It. As far as I can
remember, I ain't never had no sech
complaint." •
A Good Receipt
"How did old Bankroll get so much
dough?" *
"He was president of the flour ttnst
and they watered the stock!"
NOTIS
B'GOLLY   IF fl
FELLER   IS  FOND
OF LOTS OF
COMPANY    HE
SHOULDN'T   aspire
ter th'pinnacle
OF   FAME !!
V«.l«|ti|
A Slight Misunderstanding
The shy-looking man entered the
chemist's shop a little doubtfully.
"I want a tablet of toilet soap," he
said.
"Yessir!" said the chemist, briskly.   "Scented?"
"Ah, no, thanks! I'll take It with
me!"
Jane Stays at Home
"I suppose, Jane, you couldn't think
ot going to the matinee In that shabby
old hat?"
He 8cored "Oh, you dear man!   How thought-
Wiggins  Is a confirmed    practical   Jul you are!   I really couldn't think
Joker.  The other day, he Btrolled Into   of It."
the local dairy, and, with a perfectly !    "Y«<>!    Ju8t wnot ' thought, so I
solemn face, said: only bought one ticket."
"I want a yard of milk!"
The dairyman was not to be done.
Dipping his finger Into the milk, he
drew a line of wet milk along tho
counter, and said blandly:
"There you are,   sir.     Sixpence a
yard."
But Wiggins got one back, after all.
"Ah, thanks!" he said negligently.
"Just roll It up for me, will you?"
Wooden, Anyway
The proposal that a memorial should
be erected to Sir W. S. Gilbert has
■ recalled many of the stories told about
him.
Mr. Seymour Hicks told us the other
day that, Just after an amateur dramatic performance, Gilbert was asked
by one of the performers: "Well, what
do you think of our dramatic club?"
"I think they are not so much a
club," retorted Gilbert, "as a bundle
of sticks!"
A Pedlar's Whit
Mistress of the house, to persistent
pedlar: "If you don't go away Immediately I shall whistle for the police!"
Pedlar, calmly: "Then let me sell.
you a whistle, m'm." ,.
'     "Yes, I heard a noise and got up;
:and there, under the bod, I saw a
man's leg."
|    "Mercy!   The burglar's?"
J    "No, my husband's,   He had heard
the noise, tool" ._	
UNION   HOTEL
Opposite the Railway Station
WM. JONES.
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.
Silver Spring Beer
Contains backbone and
stamina, and gives you
back the appetite that
you have lost. Drink the
Beer that's pure at the
UNION HOTEL
Cumberland,   B. C.
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
And
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
Repairing    Cleaning
Pressing
U. WATANABE,
UNION TAILOR
Ladies' and Gents' Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
COAL tiiininu ilulu.1 of tlie Doniiniot
in Manitoba, S>*f-k*!chewHn ami Alberta,
the Yukdii TeiiiiO'V, tin* Northwest Terri
tiiriottindiiia puruoti of tbe Province of
Bi Huh Columbia, mj»y bo leased for a term
"' twei.ty.iint yuara a mi atliittal rwital ttl
81'itmcrt'. N"t inure than 2,o00auret<
i-i'I bt ItirtBtnl I'M.ne applicant.
Application for u ItH-te must be made In
the applicant in perttiti to the Agei<t ursuii
Agpnt of the district iti which the right--
applied for are Ritual t-d.
In surveyed territory the land muat be
deacrihed by H^etidii'i.iirloqrHl.uhdiviaioiiR
of sections, mid in ummiveyt-d territory
ihe t racr. applied for ahn.ll be staked nut by
thrapp'icaiit Mm-ulf.
Ku-h application muat be auunmpamed
by a foe nf $5 which will be refunded if the
tis-hta Hppliud forareuottvajlal-ie, but not
lilheTwit-e, A royalty ah'tll be paid on the
iiit-rcliant-tHe ou'pnt of the mine at thi
rate nf live cents per toil.
The person • peratuig the mine shall
furnish the Ajjent with sworn returns,ac
(-minting for the full quantity of tnerch
ant able coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the e< a! mining tights arc
ti"t b:-inif operated, audi returmshall be
f i.r. .iahed at least mice a year.
The lease will include the cnal minim
rights only, but the basee may be permit
ltd to purchase whatever avai'able aur
fuce rights may be considered necesaury
f r the working of the mine at the rate nf
JLO.OOanaore:
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Depart
mentof the htteiior, Ottawa,   or to   any
Agent or Sub-Air* nt« fD.>iuiui>>n Lands
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister nf the Interior.
N.Ii- Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Henderson, Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
The
Star Cafe and
Bakery
In connection with Restaurant,Confectionery, Cigars and Tobacco,
will, open under new
management, on
Monday, Jan. 22
With a fine selection of Cakes, Pies,
and Small Pastry, made daily.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
McLEAN & CESSFORD
TO INVESTORS
THOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE
FUNDS  REQUIRING   INVESTMENT
MAY  PURCHASE  AT  PAR
DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF
Principal repayab'c 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
cheque (free of exchange at any chartered Bank in Canada) nl
the rate of five per cent per annum from the dale of pun hnse.
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of BUrrcndi riiiK
at par and ncerucd interest, as the equivalemNif caih, tit payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue in
Canada-other than nn issue, of Treasury Dills nr other \i\.e ihnri
date security.
Proceeds of this (lock er" for war purpOECa np.ly.
A commission' of one-quarter of one per cenl will bo allowed
to recognized bond and stoek brokers on allotments in: Hi' in
respect of applications for this stock which bear their stamp.
For application forms apply to tho Deputy Miuister of
Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OP FINANCE, OTTAWA
OCTOBER 7U>. 1916.
snnBRn
wjurnvsosm
Co-Operative
Meat Market
We have on hand
a good supply of
Fresh Beef,
Pork,
Veal,
Lamb.
Sausage and Hamburg
Steak made every day.
Bacons, Hams and Lard
at  reasonable  prices.
Comox Co-Operative Meat
Market.
The Spirella
Made-to-order Corset, of
the finest quality.   Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply to
Mrs.   JOHN GILLESPIE,
Wat Cumberland.
LESLIE J. ASTON
DUNSMUIR    AVENUE
Shoemaker
REPAIRS NEAT and PROMPT
Prices in Line with the Times.
King George Hotel
VICTOR BONORA, Prop.
First Class in Every
Respect    :   :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
Own
a
COLUMBIA
And know the world's greatest
musicians.
Representing the highest development
of the first successful instrument of
sound reproduction, the Columbia Gra
fonola is universally acclaimed as "the
one incomparable ins'rument instrument of music."
Columbia
double - disc.
Records
ate the exact counterpart in quality of
the Columbia Grafonola; they bring
you face to face with the living personality of the artist. Whatever your
musical taste may be, whether Grand
Opera, Instrumental, Orchestral, Dance
Music or Comedy, all are included in
thejhuge Columbia Catalogue of over
2,500 recordings.
Columbia Grafonolas range in price
from $20.00.   Very easy terms
can be arranged.   ,
G. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.,
"Namiimo's Music House"
M Commercial St., NANAIMO, B.C.
VTAROCCHI   BROS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pii.sener Beep
(V.MI'KHI.AMi      COUKTENAY
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Speolalty
West Cumberland FOUR
riM ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
His Aim In Life
An old lady, walking In a field,
came across a small boy watching
his companions playing football.
"Well, my little fellow," said the old
lady kindly, "why aren't you playing
football with the other boya?"
"The captain chucked me out for
mulling a goal," replied t.io small boy
sadly.
"Really? Then, if thay had treated
ma like that, I wouldn't stand watching them while they played."
"I ain't watching them. I'm wait
lag till the game's over, an' then I'll
smash the captain," replied the small
boy savagely.
P
3E
a
ac
How Thrifty
He: "I wish I had my overcoat."
She: "Yes; wouldn't that be lovely!
Then you could hock it for the price-
of a taxi ride."
Turn  About
"I think I'll go Into baseball next
year," remarked the actor who was
out of a Job.
"But you don't know anything about
baseball," objected  his friend.
"What's that got to do with It?
Look at all the baseball players that
are drawing big salaries on the stage.
They don't know anything about acting, do they?"
Only  Kid-ding I
Recruiter: "What! Join the army:
Why, you're only an infant!"
Boy: "Well, let me Join the in-
fant-ry!"
Wife (icily): "You needn't speak to
mo for a menth!"
Husband: "Then you expect to have
finished talking by that time?"
"Truth," aaid the ready-made philosopher, "to stranger than Actio.:.''
"Yes," replied the cynic, "but It suffers under the dlsadvantace of seldom
being so well expressed."
All That Mattered
ilk    &M
mtu
f-
ff
VlBltor: "The little man gets like
his father, doesn't he, Mrs. Maggs?"
Mrs. Maggs: "That don't matter, sir,
s'long as 'e's 'ealthy."
Queen: "Have you ever kissed a
girl?"
Oswald: 'I., that an invlt Hon, or
are you jetting statistics?"
Cruel Words
"Now that we are settled In our new
home," said the bride, "don't you think
it would be a good idea to give a
little dinner to some of our frleuds?
I'll cook the dinner myself."
"Yes," replied her husband, looking
up from his plate. "I think that would
be a good way to test their friendship."
More  Frlghtfulnesi
"Come, Willie! Jump In the tub
and take your bath."
"*w, ma. I'm afraid of submarines."
THE   BIG   STORE
NEW SPRING GOODS
H    SPECIALS   IN   GROCERY DEPARTMENT
LARGE CHECK DRESS GOODS
in anodes of black and white,
brown and white, and navy and
white. The very latest goods.
Price per yard $1.50
PLAID DRESS GOODS in the
new novelty styles, only in dress
lengths.  Exclusive Roods.
Price the dress length     $8.50
DRESS GOODS, wide stripe,
smart up-to-date materials. Call
and see the new goods.
CREAM CORD SKIRTS, double
pockets, high belt, Good quality
and right style.
NEW SPRING COATS, North-
way garments, goods with a reputation for style and quality.
Piices ?11.50 to $22.00
DRESS MUSLINS, a very choice
selection of correct designs in
prices to suit all.
CREAM SILK WAISTS, just arrived, made in a splendid quality-
Jap Taffeta.   Very smart.
Price .... $3.95
CREPE CLOTH KIMONOS, in
pink, pale blue, old rose, deep
blue, made of good heavy crepe.
Wee  $|.95
CHILDREN'S DRESSES, made
of crepe, good washing materia),
Age 1 to 6 years.   Price... 75c.
PONGEE SILKS, a full range of
good qualities, the most desirable
for dresses, blouses and children's
wear.
Price per yard 50c. to $1.75
NEW SPRING MILLINERY will
be on view from time to time . as
they arrive, as we intend making
a showing of trimmed ready-to-
wears, as well as shapes, Flowers, weaths and millinery trimming on view.
CLOVER LEAF CUPS AND SAUCERS,       6l AC
regular $2.50 per doz.     Special Price      tplatlU
FINE CHINA CUPS AND SAUCERS, six different
patterns, a very neat cup, regular $4.00   d»i) AC
;doz.    Special Price —   q)£.«f9
CROCKS in all sizes, \ gal. to 6 gals., for preserving
eggs, 45c. to $2.50 each.
VERY SPECIAL ORANGES, 2 dozen for. 25c.
LEMONS, per dozen..    ..20c.
^SS
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
3C
3
*J
"ill
1CH NOTICES
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 Bibl« 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 at7.30 p.m.
Ttev, Henry Wilson, Pastor
When You Get Ready to Plant!
REMEMBER we have everything for the Orchard and
Garden. Your catalog is waiting and you will find it
contains just the information you require. WRITE
FOR IT. We stand back of our trees because we grow
them in rich Fraser Valley soil. THERE ARE NONE
BETTER. Mr. A. H. Peacey, of Cumberland, represents us locally, and will see that your order is promptly
and correctly fulled..   SEE HIM SOON.
Dominion Nursery Company
Vancouver, B.C.
One Minute Electric Service Chats
WE DEAL IN ELECTRICITY
We buy it at so much per kilo-watt hour and sell to
you at so much. The difference between the ct si and
the selling price is not all profit by any means.
An expensive plant had to be installed in the first place
before we could deliver the current to you.
This plant is gradually wearing out and will some day
have to be replaced if you are to continue getting first
class service.
So part of the difference goes toward this replacement of equipment worn out in serving you.
Next, WE pay a MINIMUM just as you do, and if
you do n )t consume OUR minimum (as is sometimes
the case during the summer months) we operate at a
dead loss. Then there is the "READINESS TO SERVE"
item to.be taken into account; this means that if you
burn your lights for say four hours per day, WE have
to keep our plant running on the "off chance" of your
requiring light for, perhaps a few moments during tne
other twenty hours.
Should yon leave home for a day, a week, or a month
the light is always ready to be switched on the moment
you return, and all the time you have been away we
have kept YOUR portion (ana there is a portion for YOU
only) running in anticipation of your needing light upon
your return.
When you requir i any of the other necessities of life
you have to purchase them during "shopping hours,"
but with us EVERY HOUR is a "shopping hour" we
stand ready to supply you with ELECTRICITY at any'
time of the day or night, and there is. no waiting for
delivery either.
These are just one or two of the items that enter into
the cost of ELECTKlCITY. We will tell you more
about it next week.
WATCH THIS SPACE. IT WILL BE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphopliones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
THE     MINISTER    OF    FINANCE.
" :r :.*■' v ? • ■        :•.»■■
REQUESTS
THE
PEOPLE   OF   CANADA    TO
BEGIN NOW
TO
SAVE   MONEY   FOR   THE
NEXT WAR LOAN
JAN. 1. 1917
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
OTTAWA
Wa 11 r»a nAi-c   Beauty may be only skin deeP;
" wll|#w|JCI 9   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15ft a double roll, to the best ingrains.
I
I DUNSMUIR AVENUE
I CUMBUKLAND,      C.
I Phone 14
A. McKiNNON
THE FURNITURE  STORE
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES
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.
[ESTAHL1SHKD 24 YEARS.]
FIRE   INSURANCE     5
_, _. _
Queen Insurance Company, J
(Fire and Automobile,) and       |
National Fire of Hartford. |
FOR .RATES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO 8
EDWARD  W.   BICKLE j
email   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG.. B
DUNtMUIB AVI..  CUM.titt.AND .    S
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