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THE ISLANDER establW^MF1
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND S^EWS established 1894.
VOL. VII., No.-44
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 1917.
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
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OUT OF REACH.- London Passing Show.
Letter from Rev. A. Bischlager.
Canadian Pioneer Training Depot, care of Army Post Office,
London, December 12th, 1916.
Dear Mr. Bickle:—Many thanks
for the Islander which I have received regularly so far. Cumberland seems very far away
now and your paper serves as a
most interesting connecting link.
I am pleased to be able to tell
you that I am keeping in good
health and am enjoying my work.
It is most inspiring to preach to
over a thousand soldiers at the
parade services.
Since I came to this camp I
have met Sergt. J. Gillespie of
Cumberland, Armishaw and A.
Lee of Bevan, and Johnson from
the Lake, also A. McLachlan, an
old timer. They are all quite
well. Armishaw left for the
front last week. My wife and
baby are living with me in rooms
within the confines of the camp"
and so we are very comfortable.
You may tell intending recruits
for the Engineers that men in the
C. E. Depot are well fed and well
looked and that drafts are continually going over to France.
There is no long stay in England.
We have a big Y.M.C.A. hut
in camp where concerts and
movies form part of the weekly
programme. There is also a
soccer league of which I am Hon.-
sec, and also a rugger club. We
are running a boxing competition
soon, so you see that sportsmen
are well catered for.
With kindest regards, yours
sincerely, ARTHUR BISCHLAGER,
Chaplain.
A colored preacher had been
having a hard and disagreeable
time with his people, and the time
had at last arrived when he was
to'leave. In his closing remarks
he told his people that he would
not wish them "good-bye," nor
even "success," because they had
been very selfish and had treated
their minister badly; but he exclaimed: "I am going to walk
down the the aisle of this church
and I want all of you to observe
closely and particularly the tail
of my coat. That is all I have
to say."' On the preacher's coat
tails was fastened a sprig of "ye
olde time Mistletoe."
A general meeting of the Cumberland Red Cross Society will
be held at the home of Mrs. Jas.
Hood on Wednesday, January,
24th, 1917, at three-thirty o'clock.
M. R. Burnside, Secretary.
Wanted—A small 2nd hand
cook stove and a 20 or 30 gallon
hot water tank. Apply Box 430
Islander.
At Ilo Ho Theatre.
TONIGHT
6th Episode of the
OF THE
ARINE
Fifteen Act Serial
* The Ten O'clock Boat"
Two Reel Reliance Drama.
'! A Clever Collie's Comeback "
"Seeing America First and Car
toon Comedy."
COUNCIL APPOINTS
NEW COMMITTEES
Cumberland's City Council for
1917 was sworn on Monday evening by Edward W. Bickle, S. M.
Mayor Bate in his opening remarks thanked the citizens of
Cumberland for electing him into
office and promised to do his best
for the benefit of the city. He
was pleased to see some of the
members of last year's council
on the board and extended a
welcome to the others and asked
their assistance in the following:
First, to request assistance
from the government in establishing an Isolation Hospital.
Second, to secure control of the
Cemetery.
Third, to consolidate the bylaws of the City.
Fourth, to reduce taxation.
Fifth, to take a census of the
City from a revenue producing
standpoint.
Each and every alderman gave
a few remarks on the future
prospects of Cumberland and
promised to give every assistance.
A communication was received
from the Point Grey Council asking Cumberland City Council to
endorse a resolution requesting
the Government to levy a poll tax
for the assistance of the men who
are at the front. Laid on the
table for future discussion.
His Worship Mayor Bate then
appointed following committees:
Board of Works: Aids. Banner-
man, Milligan and Jas. Brown.
Board of health: Aids. James
Brown, Milligan and Bannerman.
Finance committee: Aids. Mac-
Donald, Carey and Jno. Brown.
Fire Wardens: Aids. Carey and
MacDonald.
City Clerk McKinnon was reappointed at a salary of $40.00
per month.
Edward W. Bickle was reappointed Police Magistrate, and
Dr. E. R. Hicks, Medical Health
Officer. Licence commissioners
to be recommended to the Provincial Government for appointment: Aid. D. R. MacDonald and
J. P. vVatson.
Police Commissioners: Aid.
Milligan and ex-Mayor Parnham.
The Mayor and City Cierk were
authorized to sign cheques,
Regular nights of meeting will
be next Monday evening and
every two weeks thereafter.
Aid. ,Carey moved the following resolution and asked the
council for their careful consideration: "It is known that the City
of Cumberland has only a taxable1]
area of forty-two acres, and in
order to meet current expenditure it is necessary to levy a tax
rate of twenty-two mills and,
contrary to the Municipal Act,1 to
assess all improvents, as well as
real estate at its full valuation.
The children who are attending
our city schools reside within a
radius of two and a half miles
from the centre of the city and
it has been found necessary for
the Education Department to aid
the city schools by giving a
special grant of ten dollars per
month per teacher in addition to
paying the cost of outside pupils.
This does not give the required
financial relief to the city of
Cumberland to meet the ever increasing cost of the schools. In
the area mentioned there are at
least twelve hundred male residents, one thousand of whom
pay no taxes whatever, and
whereas the money obtained from
a poll tax of three dollars on each
male residing in the school district would give relief to the Education Department as well as
the city. Therefore be it resolved that the City Council of
SCHOOL ESTIMATES
FOR PRESENT YEAR
The Board of School Trustees
held their first meeting in the
Public School on Monday evening.
Wesley Willard was re-elected
chairman and Thomas H. Carey
secretary.
The Board prepared their estimate of expenditures for the
year 1917, which will be presented to the City Council on Monday
evening for their approval. The
estimates'are as follows:
Salaries ..%   9495.00
Janitor     1020.00
Fuel...       300.00
Medical Inspection       100.00
Fire Insurance . _      120.00
Furniture       250,00
Repairs        300.00
Secretary's Salary....       60.00
Supplies and Sundries      250.00
Total    $11,895.00
Principal Richards made application for new maps and supplies
amounting to $25, which was
granted.
Dramatic Society Organized.
A meeting of those interested
in the organizing of the Cumberland Dramitic Society was held
in the City Hall on Wednesday
evening.
It was decided to form
above society for the purpose of
raising funds and to donate the
net proceed* to the • Belgian Relief Fund. The following will be
asked to accept office.
Hon. President, Mayor Bate.
Vice-presidents, Ex. Mayor Parnham, Dr. Geo. K. MacNaughton,
John Sutherland, Robert Henderson, Edward W. Bickle, A. J.
Burnside and Frank McCarthy.
The following officers were
elected; A. J. Taylor, Director,
W. C. Edwards, Pianist, W. H.
Mordy. Secretary, David Hunter,
Treasurer.
The society will commence
practise at once with a good membership. Local talent wishing
to become members should apply
to the secietary, W. H. Mordy,
P. O. Box 105.
Cumberland request the Provincial Government to grant the
council the necessary power to
levy a poll tax of three dollars on
every resident male of twenty
one years and residing within
this school district. Such poll
tax to be used for school purposes only and that a copy of
this resolution be sent to the
Hon. H. C. Brewster, Premier
of British Columbia, Hon. Dr.
McLean, Minister of Education
and Mr. Hugh Stewart M.P.P.,
requesting their support; also the
Cumberland Liberal and Conservative Associations.
Aid. Carey went on to explain
that the schools were supported
from the money received from
forty-two acres contained in the
City of Cumberland and a third
of the children who attended our
public schools resided outside the
city limits whose parents do not
pay any taxes. Several aldermen spoke on the subject and
final adopted the resolution.
Arrangements were made to
apply for an overdraft of $3,500
to mnet current expenses.
The Boy Scouts were granted
the use of the City Hall free but
they must pay for the light and
keep the inside of the building
in repairs.
The council then adjourned to
meet again on next Monday I
evening. i
REDFEATHER
ILO ILO ITEMS.
There will be a change of program each day, except Friday,
next week, Monday's feature being an exciting drama called
"John Needham'B Double," an
intensely interesting drama, with
Tyrone Powers in a double role.
The film is a Bluebird, which fact
speaks for itself. An extra program will be shown Tuesday.
Wednesday's, Redfeather will be
"From Broadway To A Throne,"
Parker de Haven, plays the leading role. Carter de Haven's
name has grown to have a magical attraction for the motion picture fan. Probably no player in
motion pictures has gained so
large a following in so short a
time as the diminutive comedian,
whose methods are as unique as
his appearance. He is never obvious and he is never vulgar, but
his fun is of the spontaneous order which makes one forget his
troubles. De Haven has appeared
in Redfeathers before and his
pictures have always "gone big"
and there is reason to think that
the present one will break the
record everywhere.
The following is a list of Bluebird and Redfeather films which
will arrive as nearly as pjssible
on the dates advertised, Bluebirds being shown on Mondays
and Redfeathers on Wednesday
of each week.
BLUEBIRD FILMS.
January 22. "John Needham's
Double," Tyrone Powers.
Jan. 29. "The Great Problem," Violet Mersereau.
Feb. 5. "Gay Lord Waring"
with J. Warren Kerrigan, one of
the most popular of screen stars.
Feb. 12. "Wanted A Home,"
Mary McLaren.
Feb. 19. "Chalice of Sorrow"
Cleo Madison.
Feb. 26th. - "Social Buccaneer," J. Warren Kerrigan.
REDFEATHER  FILMS.
Jan. 24. "From Broadway To
a Throne," Carter de Haven.
Jan. 31. "Mark of Cain,"
Dorothy Phillips and Lon Chaney.
Feb. 7. "The Yoke of Gold,"
Dorothy Davenport.
Feb. 14. "The Beckoning
Trail," J. W. Kerrigan.
Feb. 21. Booking not yet decided,
Feb. 28. "The Danger Paths"
Violet Mersereau.
Mar. 7. "The Whirlpool of
Destiny.'' Flora Parker de Haven.
Mar. 14. "Black Friday,"
Dorothy Davenport.
Mar. 21. ' 'My Country Should
Call," Dorothy Phillips.
Mar. 28. "Under Suspicion,"
All Star Cast.
April 4. "Romance of Billy
Goat Hill", Myrtle Gonzales.
April 11. "Barriers of Society"
Dorothy Davenport.
April 18. "Black Sheep of the
Family," Francelia Billington.
April 25. "Isle of Life,"Roberta Wilson,
John Comb, chairman of the
Accident and Medical Fund, and
Robert Robertson left for Victoria on Wednesday to interview
the board appointed under the
Compensation Act on matters
effecting the employees -of this
district.
Mrs. Simnis wishes to receive
pupils at her house in Jerusalem
for pianoforte instruction any
time by appointment. Apply for
terms at the house, or P. O. Box
353, Cumberland.
When in need of a car ring up
8GL.    Nanaimo and return the
same  day.    Terms   reasonable.
Fire wood  for sale.      Apply to
THOMAS PIERCE.
Phone 86 L, Happy Valley
TOWN    TOPICS
Today is payday for the employees at the local mines.
The local Chinese will celebrate their New Year's Day on
Monday.
Mrs. Clarke Russell who was
reported seriously ill during the
week is now improving.
The Cumberland Follies will
give the second of their concerts in Ilo llo Theatre on Wednesday, February 7. The members have practised faithfully
and expect to give an even more
successful concert than the first
one.
A dance will be held tonight
in Ilo Ilo Hall, from 9 sharp to 12.
Gents 50c, ladies 25c.
Monday, Tyrone Powers in
"John Needham's Double " 5-
act drama, at Ilo Ilo Theatre.
Don't miss seeing Carter de
Haven, the celebrated musical
comedy comedian, in the five-act
comedy-drama, "From Broadway
To a Throne." Wednesday's
Redfeathet feature at Ilo Ilo
Theatre.
The Cumberland Choral Society are now practising twice a
week and expect to stage their
first performance during the
second "week in April.
Olive L. Bickle left for Victoria
on Monday to resume her studies
at the advanced term of the Provincial Normal School.
J. R. Lockard, general superintendent of the Canadian Collieries returned from an official
visit to Ladysmith and Victoria
on Tuesday evening,
Several citizens have enjoyed
the good skating at Maple Lake
during the past week.
Service will be held at Holy
Trinity Church tomorrow evening at 7 p.m.
The Star Cafe has purchased
the bake oven and equipment of
The New Home Bakery and will
open on Monday a bakery in connection with the Cafe and will be
prepared to supply the best of
cake, pastry and fresh bread
daily. The new firm of McLean •
and Cessford will carry on the
Confectionery, Cigars and Tobacco business as usual. Robert
McLean, the new partner in the
firm arrived from Butte, Montana, a week ago last Wednesday
and was baker for Marocchi Bros.
of this city about four years ago.
A quiet wedding took place at
St. James' Church, Vicortia,
B. C, on Saturday afternoon,
when Marjorie Olive, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Dowdall,
formerly of Cumberland, was
united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. Earl Norman Case,
elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Case
of Superior St., formerly of Toronto. Only immediate relatives
of the bride and groom were
present. The young couple left
immediately lor a honeymoon
tour of the Coast Cities.
A public Reception and Dance
in honor of Mr. Hugh Stewart
M. P. P. for the Comox Electoral
will be held in the llo Ilo Dance
Hall on Tuesday evening, January 30th, 1917, commencing at
8 p.m. A cordial invitation is
extended to all, After the reception, refreshments will be
served free at the Liberal Association Roomson Dunsmuir Avenue.
The dance will follow immediately in the Ilo llo Dance Hall.
An energetic committee has
charge of the reception and
dance and expect to make the
affair a huge success. It is anticipated that everybody will
avail themselves of this opportunity of meeting Mr. Stewart,
the candidate elected to represent
this district. TWO
THE ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. ti.
BE OF GOOD CHEER:
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
tu countries in 1'oslal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th, 1917
Daily Routine For Able Seamen
As part of Canada's contribution of 500.000 men for overseas,
the Dominion Naval Department
Ins orpanized the Royal Naval
Canadian Volunteer Reserve in
which Canadians can serve the
Empire afloat at the same rate of
pay as in the Canadian Expeditionary forces. Men enlisting in
this reserve are ranked as able
seamen and paid $1.10 per day,
with $20 per month separation allowance to wife or dependants.
No sea experience is necessary,
men who are physically fit and
between the ages of eighteen
and thirty-eight, even if they
have never seen the sea, are
given the unusual privilege of
joining the navy at full seaman's
rank at a wage many times in
excess of that paid the regular
British Navy seaman and rated
two ranks higher than that allowed ordinary "green" recruits.
The naval seaman upon enlistment receives a full kit of clothes
consisting of two cloth caps, one
white duck cap and cap covers,
thee duck working jumpers,
two duck uniform jumpers, two
sersie jumpers without cutis, one
serge jumper with cuffs, two
jerseys, two check shirts, two
pairs drawers, four pairs duck
trousers, three pair serge trousers, two pairs socks, one pair
shoes, one pail beets, three blue
jean collars, three flannells, two
night shirts, two handkerchiefs
and one silk handkerchief, two
bed covers, one comforter, hammock, blacking brushes, clothes
brush, hair brush, scissors, soap
b;.g. "housewife," comb, toothbrush, cap boxes, prayer book,
overalls, lanyard, etc., the whole
being stowed in a brown canvas
kii bag, the bedding excepted,
which is lashed up in the hammock. Each seaman receive?
two hammocks, Oilskins, sea-
boots i nd watch coats are issued
to those men on duties which re-
quiie them. A stock of ready-
made clothing is kept in the naval depots and aboard many
ships and issued to the men when
necessary to replace lost or worn
out kit.
Alter enlisting at the recruiting offices in Canada the recruit
is sent to Halifax, where he is
filteilout with an able seaman's
kit, and thence forwarded oi-
the first ship to a naval training
depot in England. At the training school the R. N. C. V. R.
man receives instruction in the
rudiments of naval drill and dis
cipline; is taught the distinguish
ing ranks and flags; how to look
after his kit and lash his ham<
mack, and is given at least two
months preliminary instruction
in rifle and bayonet drill, foot
drill and as much of seamanship
as can be given ashore, and a
general idea of signalling, naval
gunnery and torpedo work.
When considered competent
enough the naval seaman is drafted to a man-of-war and entered
on her watch bill. A card is given him which details him to his
mess in one or other of the vsr-
ious departmenls of forecastle
men, foretop men, maintop-men
or quarterdeck-men, and in either the part or starboard watch
and the sub-divisions thereof,
In his particular watch or subdivision he is given details as to
his position in event of collision,
torpedo attack, outbreak of fire,
going into action, or abandoning
ship. Each of these manoeuvres
calls for different duties, and at
sea he will receive his training
in them.
In addition to these special duties there is the daily round of
work which runs something as
follows: At 5.30 each morning
the boatswains and ship's corporals call the men. The seamen
turn out, have a wash, lash up
their hammocks and bedding and
stow it away. Hot cocoa is served
out from the galleys and at 6
o'clock both the port and star
board watches fall in on the up
per deck, and the deck sweepers
are told off to sweep the upper
decks. Hoses are rigged, buckets and brooms served out and
the work of washing down decks
begins. Cleaning the guns and
scrubbing the decks in the fresh
morning air soon creates an appetite, and when the work is finished at 7 o'clock the call for
breakfast is sounded. One hour
is allowed for breakfast, cleaning
up and changing into the "rig
of the day," i. e., the clothes for
he particular work the seaman
is assigned to. Shortly, before
!) the men fall in on deck, the
bugler blows "attention" the
marines present arms, and the
sailors stand at salute while the
white ensign is hoisted and the
ship's band, if any, plays "God
Save the King." In summer
this ceremony is carried out at 8
p. m.
Ten minutes later "Divisions"
is sounded by the bugler, and the
entire ship's company muster in
their respective groups and divisions and under their particular
officers. The names are called
off by the various watch officers,
and the men are inspected. After divisions, the crew march aft
for prayers, which is followed by
fifteen minutes' physical drill
then the routine work of the day
commences. Parties are told off
for paintine. overhauling gear
and rigging, etc. If the ship is
at sea, certain men have their
watches at wheel, lookout and
signalling, the others, outside of
the working parties are being
exercised and instructed in the
arts of naval warfare at the guns,
torpedo tubes, small arms, and
manoeuvres of offence and defence.
At noon, all hands are piped to
dinner, and at 1,10 p. m., decks
are cleared up ready for the evening muster at 4.15 p. m., after
which the men go to tea. There
is no work after this except nee
essary watch duties. Supper is
served at 7 p. m., and at 10 p, m,
every man not on duty is supposed to be in his hammock.
Saturday afternoon is generally
a half holiday, and on Sunday
nothing but necessary work is
done.
Recruiting for the R. N. C. V.
R., is being carried on all over
Canada.
DR. C. INKSTER,
SURGEON DENTIST,
Will be in Cumberland on or
about January 8th, 1917, for
a period of three weeks. Dr.
Inlister 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.
Painless Extractions.
Modern Crown and Bridge
work, and Modern Plate
Work a specialty. Examinations free. Rates moderate.
All Work Guaranteed.
JANUARY WHITEWEAR
COMMENCES SATURDAY, JAN. 29th
Muslin and Cambric Nightgowns, Combinations, Underskirts Princess
Slips, Corset Covers, Etc.
SPECIAL BARGAINS IN EMBROIDERY AND LACES
Embroidery Edgings, 3, 4 and 5 inch widths, at 10c. per yard.
Corset Cover Embroidery at 35c, 40c. and 50c. per yard.
Flouncing, Skirting and Allover Embroidery, all at Sale Prices.
500 yards White Flannellette at 10c. per yard.
300 yards Heavy Striped Flannellette, at 7 yards for $1.00.
Extra Wide Width Flannellette, best quality, 5 yards for $1.00.
Specials in Heavy Brown Turkish Towels, at 50c. per pair.
Larger Size Brown Turkish Towels, at 60c. per pair.
j(9E0e&3g£jS
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DIANS
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D. D.C.L., Prealdent
iflHN AIIID, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES, Aaa't General Manager
WANTED FOR THE
ROYAL NAVY
Canadian*, wanted for the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer
Reserve for immediate overseas service,   Only men of good
character and good physique accepted.
Pay $1.10 Minimum per day—Free Kit.
5:2'!.P0 per Month Sepavation Allowance.
Experienced men from 38 t-> 45, and bop from
15 ic J;'. acctptrd /or service in the CANADIAN
NAVAL PATROLS (or defence of the Coasts.
Apply to the nearest Naval recruiting Station, or the
Deyt. of the Naval Service
OTTAWA
The Telephone is the agent
of comfort and convenience.
With the telephone right at your hand, you have only
to talk when you wish to communicate with someone
at a distance. Every telephone is a Long Distance
telephone.
You can get three times the day period at the regular
rate between 7. p.m. and 8 a.m. Don't trust to your
memory to ring up.
Arrange with Central, and make an appointment to
talk at any time you wish.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
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 accoum.
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. S50
SAVINGS   BANK:—This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.        A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
ABSOLUTELY PURE
QUEEN BEER
Good Flavor, Good Body and plenty of Life are among
the good points of QUEEN BEER.- Good beer is a
Food and Tonic and is acknowledged to be the most
HEALTHFULandBENEFICIAL
Beverage you can buy.    Good Beer is simply the extract of the highest grade of barley and hops blended
with pure water,
Drink the Beverage of Health
and Good Cheer!
QUEEN BEER
"QUEEN" BEER IS FOR SALE IN ALL THE LEADING HOTELS
Pilsener Brewing Co., Ltd.
CUMBERLAND, B. C. t
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
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.
Our Business is 'Growing.'
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs,
Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.
NOT   HOW   CHEAP,   BUT   HOW   GOOD.
EVERGREENS   -   ROSES   -   RHODODRENDRONS
Descriptive Nursery and Bulb Catalogue on request.
Dominion Nursery Company,
2184 4th Ave., W., Vancouver, B.C.
Synopsis of Coil Mining Regulations .
COAL mining rights of the Dominior.
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, tho Northwest Terri
toriea and iu a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may b. leased for a term
"I twenty-one years at an annual rental of
SI 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 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 sections, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in uusurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall he staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Bach application must be accompanied
by a fee of |6 which will b* refunded if the
riffhts applied for are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of live cents 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 coal miniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the ooal mining
rights only, but the t*ssee may be permit-
tea to purchase whatever available surface right, may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
|10.00anacre.
For full information application should
be nii.de to the Secretary of the Department ot the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. VY. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B— 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 withRestaurant,Con-
fectionery, 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.
Freih   Bread   Daily
McLEAN & CESSFORD
TO INVESTORS
THOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE
FUNDS  REQUIRING   INVESTMENT
MAY  PURCHASE  AT  PAR
MM OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF
Principal repayable 1st October, 1910.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
cheque (freo of exchange .rife any chartered Bank in Canada) at
the nilo of five per cent per annum from tho date of purchase.
Holders of thin stork will have the privilege of surrendering
at par ana accrued interest, as the equivalent of cosh, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue in
Canada oilier than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short
date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed
to recognised bond and stock brokers on allotments made iu
respect of applications for this stock which bear their stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of
Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE. OTTAWA
OCTOBER 7th, 1916.
MUflaffiMS^g*£arj^feg.:
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 andJLard
at  reasonable prices.
Comox Co-Operative Meat
Market.
The Spirella
Made-lo-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply to
Mm.  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'* greatest
musicians.
Representing the highest development
of the Orst successful instrument of
sound reproduction, the Columbia Gra
fonola is universally acclaimed as "the
one incomparable instrument 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
the huge 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.,
"Nanaimo's Music House"
22 Commercial St., NANAIMO, B.C.
MAR OCCHI   BEOS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for PlLSENER Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
Corporation of the City of Cumberland
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing aSpeoialty
West Cumberland
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures
RECEIPTS:
Licences  $2427.50
Sewer Rentals  194.85
Real Estate Rates  4169.21
Scavenger Fees  799.61
Snow Shovelling  6.50
Police Court Fines and Costs .... 153.90
Dog Tax  84.00
Scales  3.50
Telephone  3.00
Relief Account  24.55
City Pound  29.50
City Hall Rent  2.50
Road Tax  100.00
Total City Receipts $7998.66
EXPENDITURES:
Unpaid Checks Dec. 31st, 1915. .$ 1370.70
Refund, over collections,  1913.. 42.36
Scavenger, labor and buckets... 64.80
Police uniform  28.00
Flag and pole  25.00
Sundry amounts  53.50
Street work  1041.37
Stable account—Feed  282.75
"     Harness, etc.    ... 89.00
"    Shoeing, water.etc. 52.85
Show shovelling  43.15
Police Court expenses  36.00
Dog Tags  3.30
J. Ward, salary  720.00
G. Herman, salary  240.00
T. Conn, salary  1080.00
A. MacKinnon  420 00
E. W. Bickle  300.00
Election account  51.50
Advertising account  75.40
Office account  94.65
Street Lights  595.48
Telephone account  16.75
Relief account  76.45
Jail cell repairs  14.00
Fire protection  19.50
Isolation Hospital  7.00
Medical Health Officer, 1915-16. 175.00
Interest account  158.04
Fuel  5.50
Tool account  6.75
Painting and repairs City B'ldgs 290.95
4 Contract $383.45
Adv. and cost of vote    20.00
Installation Street Light Sytem. 403.45
Nett Total City Expenditure '16 $6,512.60
Total cost of Schools 1916 $ 2266.25
Total Expenditures for 1916 .. .$10,149.55
Balance unpaid checks on hand $ 2150.89
Total revenue, 1916    7998.66
Bal. Checks unpaid Dec. 31, '15 .$ 1370.70
Nett City Expenditures 1916.... 6512.60
Cost of Public and High Schools,
1916    2266.25
Total expenditure, 1916... .$10,149.55 Total Expenditure $10,149.55
ASSETS.
Taxes arrears to Dec. 31st, 1915 $3618.00
Interest on same to Dec. 31st. '16 290.14
Taxes outstanding for the year'16 2,325.12
Total rates outstanding     $6233.26
Scavenger rates outstanding        1,246.74
Sewer rentals 1913      290.05
Team Horses     350.00
Wagons, Sleighs, Harness, Tools  300.00
Sewer pipes      50.00
Isolation Hospital and Equipment  600.00
City Buildings and Lots  2000.00
Safe    250.00
Fire Hall Apparatus 1,200.00
Total Assetts  $12,529.05
LIABILITIES.
Over collection school rates 1913 $  46.70
Unpaid checks on hand  2,150.89
Balance street light installation      383.45
Total Liabilities  $2,581.04
I hereby certify that I have examined the books and accounts
of the City of Cumberland for the year ending December 31st, 1916
and rind them correct and as set forth above.
J. STEWART, Auditor.
Financial Statement of Public and High
Schools, Cumberland, B.C.
RECEIPTS.
Gov. Grants	
Fees	
City of Cumberland .
$8133.00
15.00
2266.25
STATEMENT OF  EXPENDITURE.
Teachers' Salaries  $8080.00
Janitor Salary  960.00
Fire Insurance  195.00
Fuel  296.75
ShovelingSnow  121.60
Furniture  50.00
Light and Water  76.25
Floor Oil   23.50
Secretary Salary  60.00
Kalsomining  114.00
Medical Inspector  100.00
Chemical Supplies  25.00
Repairs v  39.00
Stationery, Brooms, soap, etc... 111.10
Plumbing  46.00
Fence Repairs  30.00
Incidentals  86.05
Total Receipts for 1916. $10414.25     Total Expenditure for 1916.   $10414.25
Respectfully submitted,
THOMAS H. CAREY, Secretary.
I have audited the accounts of
High Schools and And same correct.
Cumberland, Jan. 6th, 1917.
the Cumberland Public and
J. STEWART, Auditor.
ST i'
 _J..\ -.. lax.
THE MAN WHO IS OUT IN THE WET.-Kirby in N.Y. Herald. ta*fc—3&XWMMMM
FOUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOMMY ATKINS IS A
PRINCE OF HUMORISTS
Our Gallant Army and Navy Take Life
Humorously—Men  Alwaye,
Cowards Never
"Gentlemen, here's Tommy Atkins
ami .Tack 'far! Champion fighters,
champion groupers, and champion
humorists! God bless 'em!" A good
toast that, and true. For it doesn't
matter where Tommy Atkins is, his
Irrepressible humor, like his indomitable courage, is always there. And
he's as incorrigible in the hour of his
dying as when his body pulses with
vigorous life, Said the chaplain to a
Tommy, whose shattered body had
been brought to the base hospital: "1
think I ousht to tell you that your
hours on earth are numbered." Tommy, his grey face drawn with pain,
loolti d at him. "When do I go out?"
he asked. "Two o'clock," saiu the
chaplain gently, with a glance at the
v., : clock. A nurse passed the bed,
and Tommy beckoned her. "You're
1 'ere, ain't you, nuss?" She nod-
i "Well," said Tommy, with a grin,
"! top thai  blooniln1 clock!"
wh'ei In England, on the edge
of ' i tmas—the company had been
f-' i for a long route march, and Tom-
l y did not appreciate the operation,
especially whan the company was
halted on the wrong side of a village,
a mile from a very Inviting George
and Dragon. The men "groused," a
triile too audibly possibly, for when
they were halted they were,left standing rigidly at "at:<:it!on" for ten full
minutes. The cold wind cut through
them, and they were as near mutiny
as was possible. Then came in Cockney accents from the rear rank;"Well,
thank 'Eving there's no bloomin'
wasps!" The situation was saved by
humor.
When Dying
A chaplain ws doing his best for n
dying Tommy, and the poor fellow,
who knew that he was "all in," thanked the minister very earnestly for iris
help. Tho chaplain was impressed.
Work With the dying is often very disheartening, "is there anything else
I can do for you, my lad?" he asked,
with fervor. Tommy screwed his face
and thought for a moment. "I suppose you couldn't tell me what'll win
the Derby?" he asked anxiously. And
there the story ends. Our foes admit that we are quite beyond under-
standing, and we ourselves would find
Jt difficult to discover the motive behind the dying Tommy's question. Perhaps he couldn't resist the temptation
to "get at" the parson.
No Foreign Goods
Here is a specimen of Jack Tar's
humor. A live shell fell unexploded
on a warship during the Heligoland
'Bight battle. Jack picked it up and
pitched il cnerboard, with: '"Ere, 'old
'artl! We don't want no bloomin' foreign stuff on tl.Is ship!" We laugh,
not because he threw the shell overboard, but because of the entirely
typical and tarry humor of Jack's indignation.
Then there is diafc excellent story
of three nun playing nap in the
trenches. One was an Irishman, another Scottish, and the ancestors of
tho third were descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. During the
gams the Scotsman said he would risk
trying "three," and the "gintleman
from Quid l Ireland" promptly called
"four." Then bo whose motherland
was Palestine stroked his nose, reflected, and went "nap." He was
about to play his first card when there
came a shell which stopped the nap
ploying of the son of Israel forever.
The Scotsman, curious as to the cards
held by the poor Jew, took them from
his hand, looked at them, and ex-
claimed: "That was a near shave for
us, Mike! We nearly lost five bob!
Loci'.! He had a dead cert, nap!"
Tho story reads a trifle morbid, but
it exemplifies again that circumstances
never hold Tommy's humor In; It's
bound to come out.
The Raw Recruit
Another Tjmmy, in the raw recruit
stage, had occasion to be severely admonished by an officer. The next day,
when passing tho officer, Tommy omitted the salute, and the officer promptly
halted him. "Why didn't you salute
me?"
"Well, sir, you an' me ain't friends.
We 'ad a row yesterday, if you remember!"
Here's another. The colonel was
aw y, and a company sergeant-major
had badly wanted him. Tommy had
been despatched everywhere In search,
and it so happened that when the
colonel entered the barracks he and
Tommy met. Tommy saluted, and
grinned. "What the dickens are you
grinning at?" demanded the colonel.
"Well, sir, if you ain't in for a 	
of a  row, not 'arf!    The  sergeant's
been lookln' for you all day!"
In the trenches Tommy Is well supplied with jam, and he sinks the pot
QUBh with tho ground for reasons of
i. ty, There was a tremendous ex-
ploslon In the German trench, fifty
yards away, and broken rilles, earth,
Stones, and otb»r tilings, came Hying
across. Whe tho hall had ceased
Tommy returned to his Jam, He looked at the pot, stooped down, picked
i thii g out and flung It out of the
trench. "'Ere, keep your bloomin'
Angers out of my jam!" he shouted.
A dismembered Gorman finger had
soared through the air, and—
Good oli Tommy! Ho lives and
laughs, * lits and laughs, and dies
with a smile! Here's to him, prince
of liuiuuridis!—Answers.
High Gallic Courage
Every day, writes a Frenchman,
brings Its crop of stories of wonderful
heroism and cf humble heroes, dead
or living. J. P, Laurent, a private
In the 65th regiment of infantry, was
hit by a shell fragment In a recent
a< His one a^m was almost torn
fro. i Its socket. His comrades rushed to Ills assistance, but thinking only
Of the fact that the assault must go
on, ho '..tiled to them: "Go on boys,
it's nothing." With an almost super*
human effort he managed to get on
hh and unaieod he walked back
to I ■ ambulance, where his only
woi to the surgeon wuro: "Cut this
off, It blithers me."
e
3CLXE
3E
THE   BIG   STORE
LOOK
FOR THE
BIG SALE
ON
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19th
The electors of the City of Cumberland
have chosen Wednesday as the day on
which the stores will observe their half-
holiday for the year 1917. Commencing
February 7th, our Store will be closed
every WEDNESDAY afternoon.
SIMON LOSER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
3C
3
K£
*J
AgentWanted!
EMPIRE SEMI-TRIMMED
WALL PAPERS
(Painted)
Natlonall? AiyntUat
Tha Greatest Will Papal taiso-
lion at the age.
A TWIST OP THE WBIST
IBIMS    1KB    BOLL
Do knife, iciiion or Itraljhl
adge required.
Paper hanglnr Bad. aalj,
quicker, cleaner and bitter.
An energetic agent ll wanted In
tins locality to* enow aamplee and
aolicit orderi from uouaeholdori.
Handsomely bound sample book!
showing hundreds of beautiful, as.
ci'.isivo pattern, are furnished
agouti free.
Over 2,100 agenti are making
large profit!.
Applicant! please state occupation, age, and surrounding village!
cnu canvass, when full particular,
will be furnlihed.
IL
HI EMPIRE WALL PAPER
co.. limitio
WINH1PEO        ww j
Ladles gh o Uie military salute to
wu muled soldiers la 1'urls.
li. the County Court of Nanaimo
and
In the matter of Hing Wang, deceased, and in the matter of
the Administration Act.
Take Notice that by an order
of the Honorable Judge Barker
made the 13th day of December,
1910, I was appointed Administrator of the Estate of the said
Hing Wang, deceased, and all
parties having claims against the
-■aid Estate are hereby required
to furnish same, properly veri-
iied, to me on or before the 29th
day of Feb., 1917, and all parties
indebted to the said Estate are
required to pay the amount of
their indebtedness to me forthwith.
Wesley Willard,
Official Administrator.
BOOK   OKDEES   NOW
WHITE   WYANDOTTE
HATCHING EGGS
From heavy-laying "Hoganized" flock.
$1.50 per 15.       $4.00 per 50.        $7.00 per 100.
Special Matings $3.00 per setting of 15.
INSPECTION   INVITED
Orders taken now for Infertile Eggs for preserving
Case lots only.
J. G. RANDALL,
ROYSTON STATION P.O., V.I., B.C.
NOTICE.
INCREASE IN PRICES.
We have been advised by the
manufacturers of an advance in
the prices on all Electric Lamps.
We happen to have quite a
large stock on hand, so we will
continue to sell at present prices
until the 10th of January, 1917.
On this date the price of lamps
up to and including 60 watt, tungstens will be advanced to 40c.
instead of 35c. as at present.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. 0.314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamel-ware
Paints, Oik, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P.O. Box 279 Phone 31
Wa Una nofc   Beauty may be onlySskin deep;
VV aiipapci 8   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
■v«v
Kt»m*t.i&xrzszr3KSJz J
COURT OF REVISION
Comox Assessment District
A Court of Revision and Appeal
under the provisions of the "Taxation Act" and "Public Schools
Act" in respect of the assessment rolls for the year 1917, will
be held at the Court House, Cumberland, on Wednesday, the 17th
day of January, 1917, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
Dated at Cumberland,  B. C,
December 29th 1916.
John Baird,
Assesser and Collector
Comox Assessment District.
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
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 YSAP.S.]
FIRE   INSURANCE     1
Queen Insurance Company, 6
(Fire and Automobile,) and        [j
National Fire of Hartford. \i
FOR RATES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO
EDWARD  W.   BICKLE S
a
OFFICE;   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE.,  CUMBERLAND
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