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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. VI., No. 33        THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, NOV. 13. 1915.       Subscription price, $1.50 per year
HOW THE BRAIN OF AN ARMY ACTS UPON ITS BODY.    THE NERVES OF LEADERSHIP
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The radiating lines of communication from the commander-in-chief's headquarters in the rear to
the soldiers fighting in the trenches, by means of which orders are transmitted to divisions brigades, battalions, and company units fronting the enemy-     The commanding general is like a
spider in this immense and intricate web of wires.
FALSE REPORTS OF NO AVAIL
A copy of the Vancouver Daily
Province reached the trenches on
the firing line somewhere in
France and falls into the hands
of a Cumberland man upon perusal of the paper his eye catches
a short paragraph dated Courtenay, Sept. 17th, as follows:
"It is reported that No. 8 mine
is to be opened next week. This
is the best coal mine in the district and will employ from 500 to
600 men when^in full operation.
The Cumberland man in the
trenches "somewhere in France
or Belgium," interested in his
adopted city cuts the item out of
the Province newspaper and
sends it back to The Islander,
with a slip attached wanting to
know if it is true, and if so, he
says, "things must be looking up
at Cumberland,"
Unfortunately, the item in
question is not true, and there is
no signs of No. 8 mineof the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Ltd., opening up for at least some
time to come. It seems a pity
for such a mine to remain closed
down, a mine with one of the
best pitheads, latest machinery
up-to-date methods, and the most
modern appliances for handling
coal on the North American con
tinent, in fact, the last word in
coalmining.
And the cause of this mine remaining idle, with an immense
amount of capital tied up, lies in
the fact that the Dominion Government allows fuel oil to be imported into this province free of
duty. A good demand for coal
would undoubtedly cause the
Canadian Collieries to open up
both No. 5 and No. 8 mines which
now remain idle, while the C. P.
R., the G.T.P., the B. C. Sugar
Refinery and other industries
throughout the province, burns
fuel oil and prefers to use a foreign product and patronize a foreign industry, sending the money
that the people of this province
pay on freight rates and transportation to California for fuel oil
instead of returning it back into
the coal industry of this province
and buying British Columbia coal.
The question has been asked
how long will such conditions of
affairs continue. Just so long as
the Dominion Government allows
fuel oil to be imported into this
province free of duty. British
Columbia industries use fuel oil
because it is cheaper and are able
to pile up more profits to the disadvantage of the merchants and
business men of the province—
an awful state of affairs for the
present government to allow to
exist. Miners must walk the
streets hungry,idle and destitute;
others migrate to the British Isles
in search of work while the C.P.
R., a wealthy Canadian corporation runs their locomotives into
the Comox Disttict, burning fuel
Oil and passing thousands of tons
of the best kind of coal standing
on the tracks at Union Bay, and
yet burning fuel oil from California—a burning shame to every
British subject living on British
soil. Yet the Dominion Government fails to come to the rescue
who could have relieved the Situation long ere this by placing an
import duty of two cents per
gallon on fuel oil and putting
British Columbia coal on a competing basis, The question was
brought to the notice of the
Dominion Governments year ago
and it still exist*-). Oil tankers
come into Vancouver and Victoria pumping California fuel oil
into British Columbia duty free
and the miners who follow the
coal industry and the merchants
of the coal mining centres continue to suffer.
The question that arises within
the bosom of every British born
subject is, how much longer will
it last.  Will the question of Cali
fornia fuel oil as it affects the
coal industry of this Province
receive the attention it demands
upon the floor of the House at
the next session. No one knows.
Will the repesentatives of British Columbia at Ottawa when the
house meets, give the queston of
fuel oil the attention it deserves?
No one knows. Will they be
equal to the occasion when time
arrives? No one knows. Are the
British Columbia members educating themselves on this fuel oil
question to a point of efficiency
that will enable them to convince
the Eastern members, both Government and opposition, that
measure must be enacted to remedy this evil which directly and
indirectly affects the whole province? No one knows. But one
thing we do know—we don't
hear tell of any of our representatives addressing their censtitu-
ences on the fuel oil queston,
We don't hear tell of them visiting the electors in the coal mining
centre to ascertain the amount of
idle miners and hungry children
without the necessities of life.
Speak up, and let your voice be
heard, you representatives of
parliament, and tell the people
what you are going to do on this
fuel oil question. On the eve of
an election you promise to represent them, look after their interests and make their wants
known in parliament. Deliver
the goods! Just a word to the
Province correspondent at Courtenay. When hearing wild statements floating around Courtenay
—such as No 8 mine opening up
—consult a reliable source of information before wiring the
Provirce and if interested in the
welfare of the district, deal exclusively with the fuel oil question. It needs the help of all concerned.
In addition to the children's
play of a A Jolly Picnic Party at
Grace Methodist Church on Wednesday evening the following
have kindly cor:, ei ted to take
part as follows:—Miss M. McKenzie, solo; Mr. E.C. Edwards,
instrumental solo; Mr. E. T.
Searle, solo; Mr. E Baldwin,solo;
and a quartette by Mr. and Mrs.
T. E. Banks and Mr. and Mrs.
Mumford. These items alone are
worth the price of admission,
Adults 35c children 10c
v< TWO
THE ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, ti. C.
BE OF QOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAB. *
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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, NOVEMBER 13th, 1915.
Every town has its advantages
and should make the most of
them. Every town is peculiarly
fitted for some one enterprise
more than another, and as soon
as it is ascertained wh»t would
be most conducive to the growth
and prosperity of the place the
citizens should take hold of the
matter and push it for all there
is in it. One man cannot make
a town. The newspaper cannot
do it. But one man or a newspaper with the help of the wideawake men of the place all pull-
*** ing together can make a wide
difference in a place. Every man
who succeeds in a town is a help
to it. The more money he makes
if he spends it, the better for the
community. The larger business
he builds up, the more he advertises, the more attention is called
to the town. A man cannot
build up an honorable business in
a town without helping the town.
A town canno'. build up without
helping the country. The interest
of one is the interest of all. The
rivalry that sometimes exists
between towns in the same county
is short sighted policy.
To us it looks as though the
trade of the country is so scattered that the town which puts forth
the most effort in that direction
will eventually succeed in landing
far more than her legitimate
share of business. At present,
while time hangs on the hands
of the average man, he takes
time to look around, and then
spends his money where it will
go the farthest, and to us it seems
that the merchant who offers him
good values for his money, will
eventually reap golden rewards
in the way of his future' trade.
This fact we would impress upon
the minds of the people and we
Railroad and Teamsters' Coats
Special in Railroad and Teamsters' Coats, in Clive Khaki, a coat
that keeps out the water all the time. You cannot get the legs
of your pants wet in this coat.    Its waterproof qualities are
exceptional.
Fall Overcoats
'Men's' heavy Overcoats in Curly Cloths and Tweeds, in the
newest cuts.
Raincoats
Men's English Rainproof Coats, in all sizes, at popular prices.
Sweaters
Special values in Ladies Hand-knit Sweater Sets, made-to-order
with Sweater Coat and Toque to match, in shades of reds,
browns, greens, blues, tango white and black.
Ladies' Raincoats
Ladies' Card Velvet Raincoats in fawns and greys, in new
styles at popular prices.
Coatings
Coatings suitable for Ladies and Children's Coats, in Checks,
Serges, Astrachans and Bearskins.
Dress Goods
Newest fabrics and novelty weaves in Dress Goods in all th6
leading shades.    Serges. Poplins, Ladies' Cloths, Satin Cloths,
Ratines' Novelty  Stripes in silk mixture fabrics in all light
shades suitable for evening wear.
would also ask them to aid us in
establishingjthe fact that in our
town can be, found better bargains than in any other section,
If we once get this faction established, our town will soon be
handling far more trade than
rightfully belongs to her. Let
us join hands and make this so.
When you hear a man sneering
at the local papers, you can safely
bet he doesn't spend his time
making them better. They who
don't see a benefit arising to a
town from its, newspapers
haven't as much sense as a cove
oyster, and are about 'as much
value to a town as a teri-year-old
delinquent.
Watch your tongue; no one but
you can take care of that tongue.
Your neighbors may wish they
could bridle it, but they can't do
it.
The trouble with most young
men is that they do not understand the dignity of manual
labor. They do not realize that
honors and fortune may be more
readily gained outside of the so-
called learned professions than in
them; and that it is j ust as honorable to swing a hammer or to
hold a plow as it is to make a
speech in court or to amputate a
limb. The lesson young men
should be taught as early as possible is that it is not so much
what a man does for a living as
how he does it, and that manual
labor is as honorable as any
other.
Too many young people depend
on their father's money taking
them through this world, and
their mother's prayers making
everything all right for the next.
The life of an editor was saved
the other day by a silver dollar
in his pocket. A crank shot at
him and the ball struck the dollar.
Now should we happen to get
shot before you pay up your subscription and there is no dollar to
stop the - ball, we shall always
presume you might have saved
our life.
Some of our pretty little girls
seem quite fond of our cunning
little boys, on whose lips the first
appearance of what will in the
course of time be a mustache, and
they are really imperiling the
lives of these youths in keeping
them out so late evenings. Girls,
remember that little boys should
always go to bed early.
The man who wants to roll up
a fortune must first learn to roll
up his sleeves. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
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.
[ESTABLISHED 24 YEARS.]
FOR THE LATEST IN
MILLINERY
SEE
"Mrs. John Gillespie
West Cumberland
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THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLANDJ.C.
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hederaon, Proprietor
Batimates and Designs furnished
on Application
MAROCCHI BROS.
Grocers and Bakers
Ag ents for Pik-jmr Eiib
Cumberland    Courtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
F.   LIGHTER
PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER
JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN
SPECIALIST ON ENGLISH LEVER
AND SWISS WATCHES.
ILO-ILO   THEATRE   BLOCK
Dunsmuir Avenue.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regilatteis
COAL mining right* of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the North wett Terri
tenet and in a portion of the Prdviuoe at
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one yean at an annual rental of
|1 an acre. Not more than 2,600 acres
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in persun to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the right*
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of |6 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid en the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five centa per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the ooal miniag rights are
not being operated, auch returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
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 the working of the mine at the rate of
tlO.OOanacre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B-—Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid fer.
The Shortest Distance
Between Two Points
" Long Distance."
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THE telephone is the shortest cut to the
person you want to reach. You get into
direct, personal communication. You know
your message is being received and you get your
answer immediately. Could anything be more
satisfactory?
We will locate your party any hour of the day
or night.
Three times the day period for the regular
charge between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m.
B. C.  Telephone  Co.
WANT FULL VOTE
On Saturday last Sir Richard
McBride forwarded the appended letter to Mr. Jonathan Rogers,
President of the People's Prohibition Movement, Vancouver;
Dear Mr. Rogers:—I have yours
of the 30th of October ultimo,
asking for a pronouncement by
the government on the question
of prohibition. I intimated clearly some time ago that the question would be submitted, to a plebiscite and the government policy
would be governed by the expressed will of the people. It only
remained to be determined when
the reference should take place
and in what form the question
should be submitted. The delay
in respect to the latter decision
has been largely on account of
the representations being made
by persons and bodies expressing
a wide variety of opinions, and
in a matter of such consequence
it is only fair that as many as
possible should be permitted to
present their views, and I am in
duty bound to give heed to all
classes of the community, before
making, a reply.
There are two questions, mainly, to be considered; First, as to
when the plebiscite should be
submitted, and, second, what
form it should take.
Your committee expresses anxiety to have the reference to the
people in respect of prohibition
kept entirely free from party
politics and for that purpose it is
suggested that the plebiscite
should be taken on a day other
than that of a general election.
The government wholly concurs
in the advisability of the question being dealt with in a non-
partizan way, but, personally, I
am inclined to think that much
more satisfactory results would
be obtained by the voting being
concurrent. It does not in any
way involve the mixing up ol
issues, and I have sufficient faith
in the intelligence of the electors
to believe that they can thoroughly discriminate. There are two
reasons for submitting the plebiscite on the day of general
elections. Owing to the interest
excited in a political contest the
maximum of votes is recorded,
and what we particularly want
is the the fullest expression of
public opinion. The danger is
that on a separate day the voting will only bring out the extreme of both sides, leaving a
large mass of voters unrecorded.
You will agree with me that it
would be very unsatisfactory if
only fifty per cent, of the electors should record their votes and
a bare marjority of the3e were
to be cast on either side.   All ex-
,d
perience goes to show that a law
that does not have a large and
generous public opinion behind it
cannot be successfully enforced.
The other consideration is that
of expense. It will cost between
$40,000 and $50,000 to submit a
plebiscite separately. However,
these ace not insuperable objections and will be the subject of
further consideration.    ,
As to the form of submission,
you wish a referendum in the
exact terms of a bill to be placed
before the people, and an absolute
response, yea or nay, to be registered. There are, in my opinion,
two fundamental objections to
this proposal. In the first place,
it restricts the choice of the
people to only one method of
dealing with the liquor problem,
whereas there may be many
effective methods of bringing
about what prohibitionists have
chiefly in view. An Act of Parliament may be inspired by a
right principle, but may express
badly.
In the second place, I am
opposed to the suggestion of direct legislation, which is contrary
to the spirit of British representative institutions and responsible
government. It is a form of legislative procedure growing up in
the Uhited States with very
unsatisfactory and expensive results. What the Government is
desirous of ascertaining is the
wish of the people as a whole on
various phases of the question
involved, and what the people
want we are prepared to carry
out to the letter. If they emphatically declare for prohibition, my
colleague, the Attorney- General,
will carrv it out without fear or
favor, and, therefore, the form
of the plebiscite must be such
as to indicate clearly what is the
public wish and what is fair to
all classes of the community.
As soon as the form of reference is prepared an announcement will be made. In the meantime you are quite at liberty to
publish the correspondence.
Yours faithfully,
(Sgd.) Richard McBride.
One of our farmers went into
his cow stable the other night
and by mistake mixed her up a
nice mash in a box full of sawdust instead of bran. The cow
merely supposing that the hard
times had come and they were
going to economize, meekly ate
her supper and the man never
discovered his mistake until the
next morning when he milked the
cow and she let down a half gallon
of turpentine, a quart of shoe
pegs and a bundle of lath. FOUR
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Saloons
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Gambling Houses
Brothels, Etc.
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Cumberland, B.C. •
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THREE MILLION SIXPENCES
The Hon. Sir Richard McBride,
Premier, is in receipt of the following message from Sir Robert
L. Borden, Premier of Canada:—
"The British National Committee for relief in Belgium has
sent the following appeal, signed
by the Lord Mayor of London, to
all the High Commissioners and
Agents-General of the Overseas
Dominions. It has been transmitted to me by Sir George Perley
and is as follows:—
"Fete Day of the heroic King
of the Belgians falls on Monday
the fifteenth of November and
as chairman of the National Committee of relief in Belgium I
appeal to the people of the British Empire to celebrate the event
in a manner that will afford King
Albert greatest satisfaction,
namely, by subscribing money
enough to feed the whole of three
million destitute Belgians in Belgium on their beloved monarch's
Fete Day. Sixpence will keep
one Belgian alive for one day,
therefore I appeal for three million sixpences to enable us to keep
alive on the King's Fete Day
every one of his subjects who
are without food. Canada has responded nobly to the cry of starving Belgians and I feel certain
this special appeal for sixpence
per head will meet with ready
response,
The appeal is for a most worthy
object, and it is commended to
your best consideration and to
such action as you may think
desirable. The messages having
been transmitted to me as Premier of Canada, I feel it my duty
to commend it to you as Premier
of your Province."
The Government are anxious
that as strong an effort as possible be made to meet this appeal,
and your assistance in organizing
such an appeal in your district
will be greatly appreciated. The
matter is being given publicity
as far as possible in the local press
Remittance in this connection
should be made to Mr. J. A. Lind-'
say, 304 Times Building, Victoria
RED GROSS SOCIETY
The Beaches Red Cross Auxiliary of Toronto have in the past
year collected $4700 cash and
have made 14,800 articles.
The Vancouver Red Cross reports a total cash contribution of
$75,147 during the past year.
Shipments of Red Cross supplies
have consisted of 1080 cases containing 861.000 articles.
The years record of the Toronto Red Cross Society shows a total cash contribution of $166,873
and supplies comprising 675,000
articles of a value of $108,500.
Since August the St John Red
Cross has used 52,000 yards of
material in making garments for
wounded soldiers,
Berlin Ont., is raising $20,000
for the British Red Cross by the,
issue of debentures.
Saltfeet township near Hamilton has decided to give $200
monthly to Red Cross until end
of war.
ILO ILO THEATRE TONIGHT
The programme at the Ilo Ilo
Theatre tonight is as follows;—
Warren Kerrigan as Terence
O'Rourke in "The Inn of the
Winged God," complete in two
parts.
"In the Days of Old," Juvenile
Drama, featuring Clara Horton
and Willie Gibbons.
Mary Pickford in "Mary's
Patience," Imp.
"When the Mummy Cried for
Help," a Nestor Comedy, with
Eddie Lyons, Lee Moran and
Victoria Forde.
Five reels for tonight.
"Master Key," Monday.
Notice is hereby given that
the Board of Directors of the
Union and Comox District Hospital intends to apply one month
after date to the Registrar of
Joint Stock Companies for the
Province of British Columbia at
Victoria, for permission to change
the name from the Union and
Comox District Hospital to the
Cumberland General Hospital.
E. D. PICKARD, Secretary.
DatPd at Cumberland B. C. this
5th day of November, 1915.
An advertisement is to a merchant very much what sowing
seed is to the farmer. It may
take a little time for the results
to become apparent, but they are
sure to come. The wise farmer
is not niggardly with his seed,
nor the wise merchant with his
advertisement.
Keep your eye on " The Jolly
Picnickers," the week following
payday.
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The Board of Trustees of the
Cumberland Public School have
decided to'open a class of cookery
and home management. This will
include sewing, darning, patching
and the preliminaries of dressmaking. It is not known when
the class will commence. The janitor has received instructions to
make the necessary arrangements
and purchase supplies. 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 at7.30 p.m.
Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor.
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for 24th Sunday after
Tiinity:
8.30 a. m., Holy Communion
11   a. m.,   Mattins.
2.30 p.m., Sunday School
7 p.m., Evensong.
Service of Intercession in behalf of H.M. Forces on Wednesday at 8-30 p.m.
Arthur Bischlager, Vicar.
Dance to the perfect rhythm of the
Edison
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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
$100 REWARD
One Hundred Dollars Reward will be paid by the City
Council for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of
the person or persons maliciously
breaking and destroying plate
glass windows in the city of
Cumberland.
JAMES WARD,
Chief Of Police.
City Hall, Cumberland, B.C.,
November 1st, 1915.
I
N the County Court of Nanaimo holden
at Cumberland, B.C., m the matter of
Richard Holms, deceased, and
In the Administration Act,
Take notice that by order of His Honor
Judge Barker, made the 13th day of October, A.D. 1915, I was appointed Administrator to the estate of the said Richard
Holmes deceased, and all parties having
claims against the said estate are hereby
required to furnish same, properly verified, to me on or before the 15th day of
December, A.D. 1915, and all parties indebted to said estate are required to pay
the amount of their indebtedness to me
forthwith. WM. WESLEY WILLARD.
Official Administrator.
Dated this 25th day of October, 1915.
IN the County Court of Nanaimo holden
at Cumberland, B.C., in the matter of
Matt Murdock, deceased, and
In the Administration Act;
Take notice that by order of His Honor
Judge. Barker, made the 13th day of October, A.D. 1915,1 was appointed administrator to the estate of the said Matt
Murdock, deceased, and all parties having
claims against the said estate are hereby
required to furnish same, properly verified
to me on or before the 15th day of December, A.D. 1915, 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 25th day of October, 1915.
NOTICE is hereby given that on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the transfer of the
licence for the sale of liquor in and upon
the premises known as the Union Hotel,
situate at Union, Nelson District, British
Columbia, from John N.McLeod to Walter
Hudson, of British Columbia.
Dated this 15th day of October, 1915.
J. N. McLEOD, Holder of Licence.
WALTER HUDSON, Applicant.
NOTICE is hereby given, that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the renewal of the
hotel licence to sell liquors by retail in the
hotel known as the Bevan Hotel situate
at Bevan in the Province of British Col
umbi?. HUGH THORNLEY,
Dated this 15th day of October, 1915,
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate-Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
FIRE   INSURANCE
For absolute protection
write a policy in the London & Lancashire Fire In-
Burance Co., of Liverpool.
Total Assets - $28,788,930.
W.    W I L L A B E
LO 3 A L
A
a. 2* l
*****
Every Customer making a CASH
PURCHASE of 50c. from Nov.
13th to Dec. 13th, inclusive, will
receive one chance on an artistic
Reading Lamp
complete with attachment cord
and frosted tungsten globe.
Drawing to be held in the Company's office Saturday, Dec. 18th,
at 2 P.M.
The number of tickets given will be in direct
proportion to the amount of the purchase.
All other necessary regulations will be left to
the discretion of the Company.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
l1°
Attention!
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Bex 279 Phone 31 SIX
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
UNSAFE LANTERNS
The season of shortened daylight brings its own peculiar fire
dangers. One of these is the use
of the lantern about farm buildings. Of recent years, owing to
competition, a low-priced lantern,
which is a serious fire menace,
has been placed upon the market.
Instead of being securely screwed
on the oil reservoir, the burner is
simply slipped on, with the result
that, if the lantern is upset, the
burner comes off and the oil is
allowed to run out upon the
lighted wick. The result is either
an explosion or a serious blaze,
and unless speedily checked,
damage to life and property.
Caution children not to play
with matches, and warn them of
the danger of bon-fires to both
life and property.
A lantern should be hung up,
especially-in the barn or stable.
It should never be set on the
floor, where it may be easily
tipped over.
The rank and file of employees
must be made to feel that safety
work is their work, just as much
as it is of their superiors in directive positions.
BOY SCOUTS
Cumberland Troop No. 1 will
parade at Q.30 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 19th, in the Club Room for
the following practices:
Knot-tying, Ambulance, Gymnastic Practice, Stavp Drill and
Signalling.
Orderly Patrol—Foxes.
Orderly Officer — Assistant
Scoutmaster W. WI yte. v
Boys  between the ages of 11
and 18 years are eligible to join
the troop, accompanying a written consent by their parents.
Scouts must be in full uniform.
By order,
A. J. Taylor,
Acting Scoutmaster.
There are vacancies in the
Cubs for boys between the agas
of 9 and 11 years; those intending to join must have a written
c6nsent from their parents, and
should apply to S.M. A. Bischlager on Thursday evenings at
7 p.m.
"Air, light, highways, and
water are the primary conditions
of civilization. It is the interest
of all that every citizen should
have as much of these as he
wants."
s^
We Recom-
mend the
use of
'QUEEN'
BEER.
A beer you can't help liking—so
mild, so pure, so very good.
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.
r
Wellington Colliery Railway Company
TIME TABLE No. 2.
EFFECTIVE   MAY   1st.  1915.
READ   UP
Sat.
P.M.
4.35
4.10
4.05
4.00
3.55
Fri.
P.M.
7.35
7.10
7.05
7.00
Thur.
P.M.
4.35
4.10
4.05
4.00
6.55     3.55
3.50    6.50
3.45 ' 6.45
3.30
6.30
3.50
3.45
Wed.
P.M.
7.35
7.10
7.05
7.00
6.55
6.50
6.45
Tue
P.M.
4.35
4.10
4.05
Mon.
P.M.
4.35
4.10
4.05
4.00  I 4.00
Sun.
A.M.   P.M.
9.35     3,35
9.10 3.10
9.05 3.05
9.00    £00
STATIONS
3.30     6.30
3.55  | 3.55   :   8.55     2.55
3.50
3.45
3.30
**•<>•<** ****-*****■
3.50
3:45
3.30
8.50 2.50
8/45 2.45
8.30     2.30
Cumberland
Bevan
Puntledge
(f) Lake Trail Road
(f)Courtenay Road
(f)    Minto Road
Royston
Union Bay
READ   DOWN
Sun.
A.M      P.M.
7.00     1.00
7.25 1.25
7.30 1.30
7.35 1.35
7.40 1.40
7.45 1.45
7.50 1.50
8.00 2.00
Mon.
A.M.
10:30
10:55
11:00
11:05
11:10
11:15
11:20
11:35
Tues.
P.M.
2.00
2.25
2:30
2.35
2.40
2.45
2:50
3.00
Wed.
A.M.
10:30
10:55
11:00
11:05
11:10
11:15
11:20
1135
Thurs
A.M.
7:00
7:25
7:30
735*
7:40
7:45
7:50
8:00
Fri,
A.M.
10;30
10:55
11:00
11:05
11:10
11:15
11:20
11:35
Sat.
A.M.
7:00
7:25
7:30
7
7:40
7:45
7:50
8:00
:35
An extra train will leave Cumberland for Bevan on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:30 p. m:
Stations marked (f) are flag stops only.
WELLINGTON COLLIERY RAILWAY COMPANY THE  ISLANDER. UUMiJKKLAMU, ti, U
SEVEN
ll
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. LLJ>. D.C.L.. Pruldent
JOHN AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES. Aat't General Manager
CAPITAL. $15,000,000    RESERVE FOND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $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. SSO
•VMBERLAND BRANCH.       A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
MRS. B. G. CRAWFORD,
"   DEALER INJ
HAY, FLOUR and
GENERAL FEED
BARN IS NOW FULLY STOCKED AND IMMEDIATE
I DELIVERY CAN BEgMADE.
Warehouse at Courtenay.
Phones Y91 and R99.
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS:--No Orientals, Agents, or Solicitors
employed.
Chow Lee & Sons
Importers and Dealers in Silks
am
Dry Goods, Hosiery, Underwear
and Negligee Shirts, Whitewear,
**• ■ 	
Silk Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc.
Chow Lee & Sons,
CHINATOWN,     West Cumberland
SAFETY INOURSCHOOLS
At 8.30 a. m. (Sunday) an a-
larm sent the firemen to Hopewell Avenue school. A heap of
rubbish in the basement was
found to be on fire, It was extinguished without much difficulty
and the damage was small.—Ottawa Citizen.
The following Wednesday evening the Collegiate Institute in the
same city was considerably damaged by fire. Supposed cause:
Defective electric wiring.
The foregoing are only two instances of the dangers to which
school children are continually
exposed. Fortunately both of
tliese fires occured when the pupils
were not at school. No credit,
however, is due to the school
management that such was the
case.
With the greater number of
lives in the care of school authorities, it is certainly incumbent
upon them to take every precaution to assure the safety of the
children placed under their
charge. There appears to be a
looseness in the management
and inspection of our schools
when conditions such as the above
surround the children. It should
be the first duty of teachers and
others in authority over the
school children to provide for
their safety from fire and panic,
and it is due to the parents that
during the time the children are
at school they may feel that their
safety is assured,
The prevention of accidents is
the duty of both employer and
employees. Simple precautions
may save lives.
Efficient provision for first aid
treatment and the instruction of
employees in first aid to the injured should be a branch of safety work in every well-organized
establishment.
*m
SPECIAL SALE OF
DINNER SjETS Wffl
a kir> mt'.ei   *7  I
AND
TOILETWARE
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, «. C.
Phone 14
A. McKlNNOi
THE FURNITURE  STOR1
DOMESTIC RATES FOR U.S.
The Postoffice Department at
Ottawa in a circular dated Nov.
3rd, 1915, says:
On and after the date of receipt
of this circular Postmasters in
Canada will collect commission
on .Money Orders issued for payment in the United States at the
rates which were in force previous to the 4th March, 1915,—
at is at domestic rates, the
me as are charged on Money
rders issued for payment in
Canada.
The table of rates of commission
contained in the departmental
circular of the 4th of March, and
in Money Order Circular No. 4 of
1st of April, 1915, is, therefore,
no longer to be used.
R. M. Coulter,
Deputy Postmaster General.
SPRINGTIME
After the fires your house with dirt
gets thick.
So don't you think you had better be
quick,
And call on .the painter and have
your house fixed.
H. PARKINSON
Painter and   Paperhanger
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY
Cumberland. B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
HIGH-CLASS
DYERS  AND   CLEANERS
Cleaning,
Dyeing and
Next door to Bank of Commerce,
Dunsmuir Ave,       Cumberland, B.C.
>   NOTICE.
Effective from oct. 1st, 1914.
Nojgames 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. and3.p,m.
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited,
J. R. Lockard, x
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
PHONE8: OFFICE. 3-8     RESIDENCE 7-8
P.O. DRAWER   430
OFFICE;   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE..   CUMBERLAND $$g£»
£
EIGHT
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOWN    TOPICS
His Honor, Judge Barker held
ccunty court here on Wednesday.
Don't forget "The Jolly Picnic
Party" at Grace Methodist
Church on Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Janes of Granth*
am visited Cumberland on Wednesday.
Petty thieves are again at
work stealing tools and chickens.
Today is pay-day for the employees of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd.
Special Pictures at the Ilo Ilo
Theatre to-night.
David Stephenson of Nanaimo
Chief Provincial   Constable  for
this district was here on an official
visit on Friday.
Miss Reynolds of the Ilo Ilo
Theatre left for Nanaimo on Friday morning and expects to return this evening.
Don't forget "The Jo ly Picnic
Party*' at Grace Methodist
Church on Wednesday evening,
Ernest Horwood of the 62nd
Canadian Expeditionary Forces
arrived on Sunday on a visit to
his parents and left for Vancouver on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson
left for Victoria on Wednesday.
Mr. Henderson was summoned to
Victoria to appear before - the
Supreme Cou"t and give expert
evidence at the trial of the Pac
ific Coast Coal Mines now before
the Courts.
Don't forget "The Jolly Picnic
Party'' on Wednesday night.
A. J, Burnside. manager of the
local branch of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce accompanied
by Mrs. Burnside left on Sunday
for Calgary and points East on
a three week vacation. During
his absence Mr. Donald Ross recently from White Horse, Yukon
Territoroy is acting as relieving
manager.
A children's play under the
auspices of Grace Methodist
Church, will be given by the
children of the Sunday School.
The children under the able supervision of Mrs. T. E. Banks, will
produce a bright, sparkling, musical entertainment entitled. "A
Jolly Picnic Party," This play
will consist of musical sketches,
choruses of Brownies. Pixies, etc,
solos, recitations by tht children;
in fact a jolly old time picnic party
and will be given in Grace Methodist Church on Wednesday, Nov.
17th, commencing at 8 p. m.
sharp. Admission: adults, 35c.
children, 10c.
n
* mr***m***m***t^^t*^r**.
Curtain Nets
A consignment of the newest Curtain Nets has just been delivered to
us including some of the very best values procurable.
Lace Curtain Net Striped design, 40 inches wide, veryjfine
mesh, scolloped edges, only 25c, per yard. Five yards fcl 0**\
make a beautiful Pair of Curtains for only 3 **\?.A**mQ
Lace Curtain Net Striped design, 36 inches wide,""oe
very fine*mesh, scolloped edges, a bargain at per yard. ;.-^7%XIC
Cream Curtain Net   Good design, small pattern,^o£
40 inches wide, scolloped edges, per yard k ***DQ
. Lace Curtain Net 44 inches wide.fplainlecfc^very^^A^
dainty design, good quality net, per yard .T^.^VO
*' ; '   I
The Latest in Ladies' Waists
White Marquisette Waists, beautifully embroidered,}j HHf dj 1  n C
newest collar.   Price each      *r * • ■ ***
Striped Rep Waists, all white, military style, two imitation fcO OEJ
pockets, new collar, very smart.  Price each *p****e*i*D
White Silk Waists, mapeof heavy Jap silk, military effect,'vd»0 Q£
convertible collar, splendid style.   Price each   **P***t*&0
New White Jap Silk Waist, deep collar, black velvet ribbon d»0 £/>
tie, black and white buttons.    This is a rery dainty waist. *pO*U\J
Smart Dresses
Navy Serge Dress in sailor style, red satin ribbon bow, splendid quality
Serge.   Price $10.50
'Green Velvet Dress The very latest style, and a beautifuljquality.   Ask
to see this one.
Fancy Work Department
Some of the newest design's and materials, includingVgood range^of
Chenille Ribbon which is one of the latest for^his^kind of work.
Our Fall stock of Rubbers <s now to hand and include Ladies, Gents,
Boys, Girls and Children's.
Leckie's Boots For Boys and Girls.    We guarantee these to give satis-
\ \f faction.   Try a pair.
ISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8     -

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