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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which Is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CL JsgisLlion I>hr.ry    ws w/aife/,£(/ /g9/
VOL. IX., No. 23
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.fi.. SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 1918.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
I
I
SOMK   FACTS   CONCERNING   SAL-
VATION ARMY WAR WORK.
The Salvation Army haa always felt
it was its duty to render aid wherever
n need existed and waB at work
ten days after the Invasion of Belgl
urn by Germany, administering to
the temporal and spiritual needs of
the Ailed troops.
At tlie present time 800 uniformed
Salvation Army workers devote thoir
entire time to religious and social
work amongst the troops, and thin
army of consecrated workers is constantly being added to.
Over $900,000 have already been expended upon Salvation Army war
work.
One hundred and ninety Refreshment and Recreation Huts are in operation In. Great Britain and France,
besides a large number of huts 111 the
colonies, U.S.A., and other countries.
Upwards of 100,000 Salvationist:',
and adherants are engaged with the
Allied Armies.
Forty-eight Motor Ambulances have
been contributed for the war zones
and are manned by Salvationists.
Fully 100,000 wounded soldiers have
been taken from battlefields in Salvation Army Ambulance Cars.
Threo hundred thousand Soldiers
and Sailors are catered for weekly lu
our various Institutions.
Over 100,000 Food Parcels and articles of clothing have been despatched to prisoners of war and to Soldleru
and Sailors.
Hundreds of thousands of men attend meetings weekly In our Huts,
nnd many thousands have been won
for Christ.
Seventy-seven   Hostels   and   Naval
LOCAL  AND  GENERAL  NEWS
Dr. J. A. Gillespie, of Vancouver.
returned to Gnrtley's Point on Weil
nesday and will remain in the districL
until .Monday, when the Dr. and Mr>.
Gilletiple will leave their suinme.'
camping grounds  for Vancouver.
W. W. Lefeaux, of Vancouver, arrived on Wednesday and left on Friday.
Robert Grant, Sr.. of Victoria, is al
present enjoying a few days recrea ■
lion nt Royston Beach.
John Sutherland, manager of th
Big Store, Simon Leiser & Co., Ltd
returned from Vancouver on Tuesday
J. H. Cameron, of tlie Royal Flyln
Corps, left for Toronto ou Wednesdaj
Registrar R. S. Lennie, of Vancouver, has again drawn attention to Ihe
fact that today, August 24th., Is the
last day of grace for deserters. After today there will he no pardon for
them and tiicy will be subject to the
penalty provided by law.
The employees of the Wellington
Mines of the Canadian Collieries Duns
niuir. Ltd., are holding their lirst annual picnic at Ladysmith today on
similar lines to that held by the employees of this district nt Royston
on July 20th."
Miss Olive Ross, having spent a few The best P1"'6 to S1"' •vour business
days vacation iu this city vlsitlm; education Is at the Spott-Sbaw Busl-
fiiouds, left for Victoria Wednesday    "Qaa College, Nanaimo.
Miss Carrie Richardson, who ha j
been assisting the farmers on the
south end of the Island in Greater
Production,   returned   home  Tuesday,
Harry Howes, of Vancouver, special
agent of the Fidelity Phoenix Fire Insurance Co., of New York, was here
on Wednesday on a visit to 10. W.
Bickle, local agent.
Charles Graham, District Superh:-
teudent, left for Nanaimo and Ladysmith on Friday.
FOOD ECOKOMY IK GREAT BRITAIN.
Making potato bread in an English farmhouse by mixing "riced" potatoes with flour.
WHAT THE. PEOPLE OF ROYSTON Financial    Report   of   Refreshment COURTENAY   DISTRICT.
ARE SAVING. Stand at Employees' Picnic.                                	
  The Financial   report of the Pri- We would like to   know what the
"HAIL to the Chief." vate Refreshment Stand in connection attraction Is at Cumberland on Satur-
THAT tho Ladies have organized a witn tbe   Employees' First   Annual day nights.   Large   numbers of our
P. S. Fagan, of Victoria, Assistant
Secretary, and G. C. Baker, Cashier,
of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., arrived on Thursday.
E. F. Gunther, of Uanlleld. Gunther
and Black, Ltd.. of Vancouver, was
here on a visit on Wednesday. He
represents the British and Canadian
Fire Underwriters, of which 15. W.
Bickle Is the local agent.
K .Ferguson, of the Imperial Life
Assurance Co., was here during the
week, In the Interest of the company
which he represents.
and  Military Homes   equipped   with sowing bee for purposes best known picnic, held at Royston on July 20th., townspeople flock there.
'"to!™"!!™8.-   . and  uuder toe combined efforts    of     There is a lot of dissatisfaction at
I HAT the first pattern requested is the Ladle5. Aux„|ary of ^ Cumber. Ul0 0V6r   the manner   ,n wW(,h ^
lor a new sleeveless   shirt specially land General Hoflpita, and ^ ^ road work ,8 belng d(me    The ^
° to!„ °r i   A,      ... .. Red CroBS Society, were as follows:  member has ben appealed to but he
THAT no doubt it   will be a great RECEIPTS.                      seems to be unable or unwilling to
bUmC,?S.t             .   . street Collectioin                   $   33.65 cope with the matter.
THAT some of the married ladies Refreshments Sold
were tired after their exertions Tues-
m  I        Total Receipts 	
THAI  the address of welcome de- EXPENDITURE
livered by Mrs. Dalby was worthy of Ice Creami etc
the occasion. WentB, etc
THAT the camp was honored by the Breakage
presence of Lieut. Grant.  . Mlneral Water
THAT  unfortunately his visit was
very short. Tota,
THAT no doubt he will be back for
" tow ,Sitay'     ,,     ,             , Net Proflts                        7264 80 carrying spruce for flying machines
Jr.1,          la."   g       " 'm" The net •"•°nt" »f *2««0 "0   <"- 'rom   Prlnce    *■"•" »» Vancouver.
that    ^   le         ?      Urne<i- vided aa '°lloW9:   °»° '"ird. or $88.- Captain Fraser   has disposed of his
     ....       THAT there s a great regret at the 27, wlll be dep08Ued w,th the Trea8. Interests here and left this morningto
Steel Corporation today sent $100,000 J088 °f 80me of tlle campers who re- urer of the Ladles Auxlllary of the take up his new duties.
4,000 beds, and costing $400,000 are
in operation; extensions amounting to
$100,000 are in progress.
A Tribute from a Tommy:
"You cannot get away from Tho
Salvation Army in France," said
Tommy. "If you are hungry, they
meet you with ham and eggs; if you
are mopish they cheer you up with a £„,£',
song;if you are not doing the straight
thing they give you a rough time In
their meetings, and If you are put out
of action by a shell, they give you a
ride In n motor car; If you 'go West,'
they put up a slab to mark your resting place."
Gift for Salvation Army.
NEW YORK, Aug. 21.—In recognition of aslstance rendered the wounded France by the workers of the Salvation Army on duty there, the U.S.
Miss Edna Lawrence and Stanley
Grant, of Victoria, motored to Cumberland on Saturday and returned ou
Sunday.
$
383.00 A few   days ago   Richard Fraser,
  the Isobel stret tobacconist, made up
....$416.65 bis mind   that he   would like to go
back to his old calling upon the roll-
$   93.60 '"6 deep.   He modestly asked for   a
20.85 berth as mate on one of the govern-
390 ment    boats.   Imagine    his surprise
33.50 when an answer came back by return
  that it waa impossible to give him a
$151.85 J°D llb mate, but   that he could have
  the job as captain of one of the ships
Walter H. White, Chief Electrician
of the Canadian Collleriesl (Dunsmuir), Ltd., left for Victoria and Vancouver on Tuesday.
Today, the 24th„ August, Is the
last day upon which pardon is granted to those who are deserters or who
have failed to report to the military
authorities. Tlie extreme penalty of
the law will be visited upon defaulters after today.
BORN—To Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Lymn,
on Thursday, Aug., 22nd„ 1918, at
Derwent Avenue, Cumberland, B.
C, a daughter.
Write the Sprott-Shaw Business
College of Nnuaimo for information
about their courses.
Thomas Graham, General Superintendent, returned from a visit to Victoria on Monday.
Mrs. James    Dick    returned    from
Vancouver ou Tuesday.
The ten year old son ot Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Owen strayed into the
bush a little too far a few days ago,
and for six or seven liours was unable
to find his way out, causing his parents considerable  anxiety.
Mrs. G. C. Baker, of Victoria, arrived on Tuesday on a visit to her
sister.Mrs. Roy Rideout, of the local
Millinery Parlors.
to the Army's war committee. Accompanying the donation was a letter
of congratulation to Commander Evangeline Booth from Elbert H. Gary,
chairman of the Steel Corporation.
The Sprott-Shaw Business College,
of Nanaimo, has just opened for the ."" T".""-j"
Fall Term. "   "' 8"'"
HARVESTNG   UNDER FIRE.
the banquet   to he given   by Mayor
homecoming of his
Washington,  Aug.  21—Italian  soldiers and civilians have succeeded In Dowdall on the
harvesting the    grain on the   right wife.
bank of the Piave river under fire of THAT it will be the last big event
the enemy, according    to ollicial re- of the season.
ports totlay from Rome.   The entire	
district was swept while the harvest- Enrol now for a thorough business
ers worked, by the enemy's artillery training at the Sprott-Shaw Business
Ore. College, Nanaimo.
CONFERENCE BETWEEN BATTLES.
that.i,. ILi     ■     ,,.,..      .Cumberland General Hospital, and the     Rev. J. Richmond   Craig will con-
be detlr a remainiing two-thirds or $176.53,  is d«ct the service at the   Presbyterian
,„., ,:         ,   ,   . ■      „   • now turned over   to the Secretary- Church on Sunday evening.   The sub-
he! Ml ' I!."7       °f Mr- Gra,ltwa8 treasurer of the local Red Cross So- feet of his    sermon wlll   be, "Is the
™, ,    ,  3oy- , cllety to be forwarded   to the head- Hour ot 'he Revolution Striking?" a
™ h.°   ? " sl»™d'd story teller. quarter8 at v|clor|a of ^ Red             8ubJect   wnlcb    created  coll8lderab|o
THAT all the acmpers look forward Soclety.                                                attellt,on in Vancouver recently.   Mr
to the camp fire for the splendid tales The tollowing £M bMn Bh,pped ^ Cralg ,8 an B|oquent gpeaker and u()
THAT his welcome to Courtenay on g Z°Z ^^'^ dUr'n8 the ZTZ SundT * *"" C°"grega"
THAT the ladles are preparing for SMSS   ""^   **
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Horwood returned from a two weeks' visit to
Victoria on Tuesday.
Mrs. Alfred Lyons left for Vancouver on Monday and will return today.
Mrs. A. R. Stacey arrived on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Stacey will make
Cumberland their home.
FOR SALE—A Bargain—Almost new,
A Heiutzman Player Piapo, with its
seot, cabinet, and 109 first class music rolls, all iu good condition" For
further particulars apply,
The  Islander Office;
E. J. HICKS,
Secretary-Treasurer.
Released on {to,000 Bonds.
Joseph Naylor, of Cumberland, and
David Altken, of Bevan, who were
given u preliminary hearing at Courtenay on Friday, a week ago, before
Messrs. Humes and Shaw on a charge
of assisting draft evaders, and sent up
for trial, wero released on providing
securities uf $5,000 each, from the Okalla  prison, on Monday.
W. W. Lefeaux, a prominent Socialist, of Vancouver, who Is looking
after their intoresn, arrived at Cumberland on Wednesday, having completed the details of the bonds and
the engagement of Mr. J. Edward
Bird to defend the men.
The trial Is expected to he held
before the assize court sitting nt
Nanaimo next October. Naylor and
Altken securities are said to be prominent members of tho Socialist party.
late Corporal
Jones on Sunday afternoon last wu3
very largely atended and was under
the auspices of the Great War Veterans Association, who, with the members of the I. O. D. E. and City Council attended. A firing party and bearers came up from Qualicum Hospital
to attend the obsequies. The remains
were escorted to St. John's church,
where Rev. Fliton and Rev. Cumley
conducted the services, thence to St.
Andrew's burying ground, where the
usual graveside ceremony was performed, after which tho firing party
fired a farewell salute and the "last
post" was sounded. The funeral cortege was tho largest over seen lu Cour
tenay. It Is estimated that thoro
wero nearly twelve hundred persons
present.--Courtenay  Review.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lyons will reside In the Hough tun residence at
Royston until they can find a suitable residence In this City.
S. J. Marsden, of Royston, left for
Kamloops on Monday. Mrs. Marsden
Will leave for the same point today.
A meeting of members of choirs of
the different churches in the City will
ho held in the Methodist Church after
the evening service, for the purpose
of forming a choir for the combined
thanksgiving service to be held in the
Ilo Ilo Theatre early in October. All
who are singers and are interested in
singing are requested to be present.
FORD CAR FOR SALE-Flrst class
condition, new tires. 1913 .Model.
Apply I'. O. Box ins, Cumberland,
B. C.
R. Crow-Swords, Military and Industrial Representative, was here
during the week looking into the
matter of exempted men. His duties
are to Investigate that they are attending to their work regularly, according to the terms of the exemption.
Curd of Thanks,
To the Bdltor Islander.- Dear Sir':
—Permit me through the medium of
your newspaper to thank the numerous people who so very kindly rendered us such valuable aid iu locating our little boy a week ago when he
strayed away. Mrs. Owen ami myself
feel very much indebted to tliem.
W. A. OWEN,
LOSSES  OF  SHIPPING    GREATLY
DECREASE IN PRESENT YEAR.
Photo shows France's Premier, Clemenceau, discussing the moves of war
with General Petain and In the rear General Weygant. These leaders are
strong supporters to General Foch,, Commander-in-Chief of all the Allied
Armies.
A few weeks ago tho City purchased a barrel of liquid disinfectant from
Vancouver, as a preventative In case
of contageour, diseases. Previous to
the purchase it Is stated that Aid. T.
H. Carey, chairman of tho Board of
Works, detailed or otherwise Interviewed a local business house to ascertain the'cost of the article mentioned. We are" nfet in a position to
say that he was given a quotation,
but we understand that the businessmen affected are complaining and
contend that the dilsenfeetant should
have been purchased through a local
business house. In all probability
Aid. Carey wlll be able to explain
why such a course wbb taken at the
next Council meeting.
Loudon, Aug. 21.—(Canadian Press
Dlsputch from Reuter's, Limited.) —
The following are the July mercantile
losses, all gross tons;
British, 176,497; Allied and Neutral,   136,532.   'Total,   313,011,
Compared with the adjusted Juno
losses, these figures show a Brltllish
Increase of 10,965 tons, and an Allied and neutral Increase of 20,552
tons.
Compared with the adjusted May
losses, they show a British decrease
of 55,301 and an Allied and neutral
increase of 3,829 tons.
FOR SALE CHEAP. — 80 - Acre
Ranch of good land, comprising
as bungalow andt several outbuildings, 20 acres under cul-
. tlvatlon. For further Information apply to O. J. HARDY,
Courtenay, B.C.
MAP OF THE ITALIAN BATTLE LINE. TWO
THE ISLANDS!.,  CU1UERUND, is. C.
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
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Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
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to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, AUG. 24th, 1918
TO
All)  RETURNED SOLDIERS'
INDUSTRIES.
(From the Victoria Times of Aug. 7th)
For some time past Secretary Pyke,
of the Returned Soldiers' Commission,
has steadily striven to iniaate a policy
of soldier industries to such an extent
as tho machinery of his office will
permit: That considerable success
lias attended his efforts in this connection since he was appointed by
the Provincial Government to the position he now holds, is evidenced by
the announcement he made recently
to the Victoria Times.
In Vancouver Mr. Pyke interviewed
A. II. Sherman, who was in the city
a few days ago relative to the proposal to open a fish market here, and
the "Fish King," as Mr. Sherman is
popularly titled, has agreed to erect
and equip a cannery, finance a company to operate It, and to arrange for
the whole business connected therewith to he placed in the hands of returned soldiers. To designate the
project properly the name of the concern wil imply its soldier connection.
It is intended to capitalize the company to the extent of from $100,000 to
$150,000. Mr. Sherman will retain the
controlling interest represented by
fifty-one per cent of the shares and
the balance will be held as treasury
stuck for gradual acquisition by the
returned men themselves. On the
suggestion of Mr. Pyke, the men employed will he able to allow a portion
of their earnings. Doth hy way of
wages and by proceeds from their
catches, to constitute a share purchase fund.
In addition to this plan Mr. Sherman has agreed to allow forty-nine
per cent ol' tlie net profits—due allowance being made for interest and
depreciation to be placed in a special fund for division amongst the men
Interested, or applied to their own
stock purchase account.
Tlie amount of capitalization, It
should be noted, will not determine
the cost of stock to the veteran; allocation of his share capital will be
based upon the actual cost of the
equipment, so that in the event of the
latter costing $75,000, and the concern
is capitalized nt $150,000, the returned
- soldier engaging In the business will
lie permitted to acquire his interest
at the rate of fifty cents per share.
. Mr. Pyke states that he has had
many inquiries from returned men
who are anxious to   go   fishing,   and
tin ntemplatod project agreed upon
by Air. Sherman yesterday will he
launched just as soon as fishing rights
have been negotiated and proper lo-
cations arranged for. And with a
penchant for thoroughness Mr. Pyke
took time by tho forelock and re-
cm,led to the Interest of Colonel F.
ii. Cunningham, Fisheries Commlss
loner ior British Columbia, who has
promised his practical coaoperation
In the securing ofrlghts and locations
in tlie event of the project succeeding, and Secretary Pyke sees no reason why ii should not, Mr. Sherman
bus In mind an extension of the plan
to include rrult canneries and an
evaporating plant for conduct on the
same basis. While It may not be possible for advantage to he taken of the
present fishing season the cannery is
not Intended .to be confined to salmon;
an all-the-yoar-i'ound program Is the
scheme, taking in all kinds of fish.
For those returned men who wish
to go fishing Mr. Sherman is prepared
to provide boat and gear for operation
in connection with his canneries at
Port Renfrew and West Vancouver.
In this case, too, he is prepared tc
alow those men so inclined to acquire
their equipment on tho gradual plan.
In this connection Secretary Pyke
will be glad to give full particulars
from Ills office iu the Parliament
Buildings.
THE COST OF   PROVINCIAL
ERNMEXT.
GOV-
II we really could see ourselves as
others see us—well, we should not believe our own eyes.
A publication recently Issued by the
Vancouver Board of Trade gives some
startling figures regarding the cost of
our provincial administration. It is
reviewed by the Golden Star in an illuminating article which is well
worthy the attention of the electorate.
The Star says: —
'Without going into the subject at
to great a length, the facts brought to
light are of so startling a character
that some extracts will not be out of
place. It must be borne In mind that
British Columbia is of large area and
sparsely populated, consequently administrative costs would behigher per
capita than In a province of smaller
area and more densely populated.
N'everless the figures are still alarmingly high. To take one outstanding
Item, namely, the civil government
salaries we find that during the years
mentioned the expendlturs on this
Item alone have been as follows:
1910   $    389,701
1913         857,092
1917       1,477,611
1918       1,453,251
'The population of British Columbia
is little more than in 1910, and yet our
provincial government's salary bill
has increased 350 per cent.
"By way of parenthesis, the report
goes on: It is often contended that
B.C. has an enormous amount of development work connected with its
administration which warrants a high
ratio of expense. It will be found,
however, that a large revenue is already derived from such Items as timber sales and mineral tax which are
in the nature of revenue derived from
the sale of a portion ot her natural
resources and might well be absorbed
on expenditure by permanent improvements.
"Comparison Is made of sfmllar expenditures In other provinces in Canada, namely, the civil government salaries, the cost of education and the
cost of public works during the year
1916.   As to civil government salaries,
B.C. was   $1,555,562,   or   more   than
double Ontario,   which   amounted to
$826,653.   Education in B.C. cost,.$l,-
325,308, as against $2,261,801 in Ontario, $1,545,079 In Quebec, and $907,-
108 In Alberta.     Public   works   cost
$2,529,105, as against $3,344,039 In Ontario, $935,851 In Quebec and $553,962
In Alberta.   The population of British
Columbia amounts to 400,000 and Alberta 500,000, whereas the civil government cost $1,477,611 in British Columbia in 1917 and $375,507 in Alberta
the same year.   The report contends
that the total expenditure inthe various branches has grown out of proportion to the increase of population,
and it has been put forward without
any wish   to   embarrass the government, but with a view to obtaining
further information and of ascertaining whether assistance could be offered to the government in carrying out
reforms In the  administrative  costs.
Ihe report was   read  in  the  British
Columbia legislature during the last
session,   and   the   government   was
asked to consider the advisability of
.'.pointing an expert to investigate the
whole question of government administration, and suggest adequate remedies.      The   Premier was not very
sympathetic to the suggestion, doubting that any practical   result   would
lie forthcoming or the expense Justified.   He admitted the abnormal cost,
nit  blamed  the mass  of arrears  of
work and complicated problems left
jver hy their predecessors, which had
prevented   them   from   tackling   the
question of expenditure.   If the Vancouver Board of Trade have no ade
luate remedy to suggest for the rotten state of affairs they have unearth-
id. at least   the   publicity   given   the
matter should have some effect.   ■ It
ihould  then  become   evident   to   the
'leanest intelligence thae we have an
Ivor-elaborate system of government
(or a population of our size, to say the
least.   The machinery of government
11 vogue should he cupuble of administering an empire, let alone 400,000
people."
"CUMBERLAND, B.C."
Fitful gleams of radiant sunshine,
Clouds   with   copious   showers   of
rain;
Each of these two intervening,
Makes   the   parched   earth   green
again.
'.ighting inner things revealing,
Playing on the window pane;
I'hunder rolling loud and sonorous,
Clouds together bring again.
Nature's mighty voice tempestuous,
Speaking thus brings strengthto us,
And no place for restless spirits,
Can beat Cumberland, B.C.
For the greater battle raging
In this alternating sky,
Can bring rest to restles spirits
III a vaster power on high.
August 7th, 1918. M. BUSBY.
Newspapers of Paris state that the
Allies have taken 100,000 prisoners In
Ihe past week.
FIRST SHOWING OF EARLY
FALL GOODS
DRESS GOODS
COATINGS
KIMONO CLOTHS
CEYLON FLANNELS
Plain and Striped Silks in all shades.
Voile, Silk and Striped Crepe-de-Chene Waists.
Black and Colored Silk and Moreen Underskirts.
A complete range of Ladies' Whitewear.
Ladies' black and colored Silk Hose in all shades.
Blankets, Comforters and Marcell's  Spreads
;•/
SPROTT - SHAW
Victoria Business Institute, Limited
FAIi   TERM
Sept. 3, 9, 16, 23, 30.
COURSES:
Bookkeeping
Stenography
Clerical
Morse Telegi»phy
Wireless Telegraphy
Civil Service
' Send for Illustrated Prospectus to
JAS. H. BEATTY, Manager.
PEMBERTON BUILDING, VICTORIA, B.C.
Don't Overlook the Possibilities
of the Telephone!
Did you ever notice how some people shout into the
telephone? They think because the party they are talking to is some distance away, that the tone of voice must
be loud. They forget that a conversational tone is all
that is needed.
It is the same with the long distance telephone.
Some people heve the idea that because the party wanted
is distant, it is not possible to talk to them—the voice
cannot carry that far. The voice may not carry that
far, but it is easily carried by wire any distance, owing
to modern invention, No matter how far your friend is
away, you can converse by telephone without difficulty.
Try it some time.
i
;
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
Dong Fong & Co.
Merchant Tailors
DEALERS   IN
Gfints' Furnishings, Dry Goods, Soaps and Toilet
Articles, Hosiery and Chinese Shoes.
ALL    AT- THE    LOWEST    POSSIBLE    PRICES
DONG FONG & CO.,
Dunsmuir Avenue
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TASTE is the TEST
of the DRINKS
THAT ARE BEST
Buy the products of the
BRITISH   COLUMBIA  BREWERIES,   LIMITED
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer  The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water &!i Iterf Pure
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
UNION BREWING CO.,  LTD.
NANAIMO, B.C. THK ISLANDER,CUMBERLAND, B.C.
I
Battery   Owners,
Attention!
We are installing a complete Storage Battery charging plant, and from now on will be in a position to
charge yonr batteries on short notice.
We also carry Electrolyte and Repair parts.
A Storage Battery should receive periodical attention
in order that the results of sulphating, etc., be removed,
thereby materially lengthening its life.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P.O. 314
.... u
AUGUST SALE!
SUCCESSFUL BEYOND ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS,
and here are more of our values at a very low price.
THE NEW EDISON
"The Phonograph with a Soul."
Interest in the New Edison Diamond Disc
Phonograh grows stronger daily. No one
hearing the rich true tones of this perfect instrument could do other than long for one in
his own home. With this instrument there
are no needles to change. The diamond point
is permanent and never wears out.
The Records used are double-disc, and are indestructible—lasting a life time.
It comes in a variety^'of finishes and woods to match any
setting.
Mr. Edison's remarkable genius and his years of strenuous
work have resulted in this instrument,  which is as nearly
perfect as human ingenuity can make it.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Nanaimo, B.C. umberland, B.C.
LADIES' BATHING SUITS—Made of
fine wool, colors grey and navy blue
value to $6.00, which we want to
clear out at      $3.75
Another value made of heavy cotton,
August  Sale       *1.95
WATCH FOB OUR SATt'RIlAY
SPECIALS!
LADIES' WHITE MIDDIES. — Made
in fine styles and qualities, value
$3.00.    Your choice at tlM
LADIES' BLACK HOSE.-Guaranteed
fast dyes, elastic top, all sizes, value 35c. Saturday only, 6 pairs
for       tl.M
LADIES' WHITE HOSE.—With black
stripes, made of fine cotton lisle,
per   pair   46c.
WHITE ARTIFICIAL SILK HOSE—
Per  pair    75c.
We have a good assortment of Ladies' Underskirts in all colors and
qualities, August Sale, at the lowest possible price  65c. to $6.95
FLOWERED DRESS VOILE.—25yds.
only. Remember Saturday only,
Per yard  19c.
FAST DYE GINGHAM.—Only a few
pieces left.    5 yards for 95e.
FINE' HAND-EMBROIDERED COT-
ton Crepe kimonos, seling at cost
prices IMS (o tfMK
SAVOY BRAND CORSETS.— Incomparable styles and qualities, all
sizes, August Sale  ti.2ti
FINE STRIPED SILK FOR DRESS-
es anil Skirts, In all colors, per
yard  $1.95 to $2.95
PAILETTE SILK.—36in. wide, in
brown and black. Per yard $1.75 to
...$1.95.
WHITE PIQUE SKIRTS.—1 doz. only
value $1.50. To clear 75c.
CHILDREN'S DRESSES.—From 1 to
14 years, made of fine checked Gingham  60c. to $1.85
JAPANESE COTTON CREPE.—Plain
color and stripes, 301n. wide. The
best washing and wearing goods
that we know of. To clear at
8 yards for  $1.00
GIRLS' COATS.—Made ot fine quality check, sizes 4 to 6 years....$1.95,
....$8.95, and $8.90.
CHILDREN'S CAPES. —Only two
left. To go at $3.75
CHILI HEN'S WHITE EMBROIDER-
ed Bonnets, Belling at lowest possible prlees, from 35c. to $1.50
A new shipment of Embroidery and
Lace of all widths. Prices from
5c. to 85c per yard
Allans! Sale still means a Big Iteilur-
tlin in t.t'iiW Furnishing*.
MEN'S HEAVY RIBBED SOCKS.—
3 pairs tor $1.00
MEN'S HEAVY ALL-WOOL SOCKS -
2 pair for ....'. $145
MEN'S HEAVY POLICE SUSPEND-
ers,   pel;  pair 45c.
A large supply of Gents' Underwear,
medium and heavyweight, August
Sale Mile, to $1.40 a garment
MEN'S TOP SHIRTS.—All wool,
Pries $1.95, $2.1)0 mill $245
Good   Hornohldo  Gloves, pair       $1.35
Our Sale Means a Big Reduction, and a Big Reduction Means a Big
Money Saving.
&
**%
THE
O
fy      FAIR DEAL STORE
TWO STORES. POWELL RIVER AND OUMBERLANO, B.0.1	
THE CORNER STORE, next to the Ilo Ilo Theatre, Cumberland.
PLENTY     OF      GOOD      CYCLING
WEATHER  STILL LEFT.
STAR   LIVERY   STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B.C.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
—SPECIALS —
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologia
Headcheese.
Have you tried our  Pickled  Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
> -
T. D. McLEAN
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the  HARMONOLA
All the latest Books,  Magazines
and Periodicals.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM.    MF,H1UFIEU>,    Proprietor.
GOOD ACCOMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Dunsmuir Ave..      Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
NEW   HOME
BAKERY
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cake* a Specialty
NEW HOME BAKERY
J. HALLIDAY
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
Royston Lumber Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF
ROUGH  AND DRESSED
LUMBER
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
ILOILOTHEATRE
Next Week
GEORGE BEBAN, in
"Jules, of the Strong
Heart."
One of the most delightful cycling
months of the whole year as a rule
is September. The weather is usually
just right, neither too hot nor too
cold, and the roads in fine shape after
the summer traffic. In many years
this applies also to October, and even
November will usually be found to
have a good many days which can
hardly be improved upon for taking
a spin.
For a person who rides to work,
as most of us do nowadays, the cycling season extends well on towards
Christmas. In fact a surprising num
ber ot riders never lay aside their
wheels al winter, with the exception
of an odd day which is extra cold or
stormy, but even If we are not prepared to follow such strenuous examples, we should still And pretty fair
riding during a good part of the winter. This Is especially true In cities,
where the snow la no longer allowed
to lie on the streets and form banks
or slush, but Is promptly carted away,
leaving the streets clear for cycling.
It is surprising how easy it Is to
fall Into a rut in our buying habits
as wel as In anything else, and stick
there regardless of the facts or sense
of the ease. A striking example of
this is the way In which many riders
used to think it was no use buying a
bicycle after about May 24th. A few
years later the date was believed to
be July 1st, but during the past fow
years a number of bicycles have been
sold right up to November and Dec-
emher. This change may have been
hastened hy the difficulty In obtaining
bicycles when they are wanted In the
early spring. The wise buyer avoids
the chance ot delay ordlsappointmeut
by making sure of his bicycle the previous Fal and hvaing it right on hand
where he can take It out for a spin
the first fine day In the Spring.
This fore-handed argument uppllos
with special force right now. While
no delinlte announcement has been
made by the manufacturers, there Is
every reason to suppose the steadily
Increasing prices of raw material and
the higher cost of labor will force a
corespondlng Increase In theprlce of
bicycles as In everythlpg else. We
may, therefore, expect to pay more
money for bicycles next spring, and
and it is just a question If there will
be enough to go around, even at tbe
advanced prices.
A hint to the wise is supposed to be
sufllcleut. and bicycle dealers are doing everything in their power to protect their customers by urging them
to purchase now and thus enjoy the
long hulunce of the riding season this
year and at the same time ensure
themselves against a probable advance in price next season. r
This is the object of the Mid-Summer Bicycle Drive which dealers are
advertising at the present time.
AN   OFFICEH—BUT   NOT   A   GEN.
TLEMAN.
In writing of the battle at Vimy
Ridge, Lieut. Andrew M. Nalsmith describes an incident that suggests the
sort of autocratic domination that the
military caste of Germany seek to impose upon the world. About two hundred and fifty Germans were captured,
he says—typical Infantrymen who
had been through the usual Prussian
training, and a handful of officers.
When I had a chance I went to look
them over.
It was mess time; they had just
started to isue the buly beef and biscuit. First they came to one of the
officers, who looked like imperial
Prussia incarnate. He took his share
readily enough, but when he saw it
was the same food that his men were
getting he threw it into the mud.
"Give me something better!" he
said insolently.
As a result he had    nothing.     A
few hours later 1 saw him again. Ills
hunger was beginning to get he better
of him.    Another   ration   was   being
given out to his men, and he was getting nothing.    What did he do.    He
went to a private  and   held  out his
hand.
"Give me that!" ho demanded.
The soldier obediontly passed over
his food.
The officer turned to another man.
"Give me that!" he said.
Ho got what lie demanded, and put
It Inti his pocket for future emergency.   Facing a third, he demanded and
received his rations also; then, turning on his heel, he went away to till
up on other men's food.
Ride  &
"tticucfe
NOT RUDENESS, AFTEB ALL.
With the easy grace of thoso who
are accustomed hy long habit, two
persons swung and swayed Irom the
straps in the street car. ! A1; they
chated pleasantly, says IMedy's Mirror, a man sitting near rose and
offered his seat to a lady. At that
one of the two said:
"I've been riding on this line for
eight years, and I have never given
up my seat to a lady."
'Then you have never had any manners," his friend retorted sever i'v.
Plenty of Cycling Weather Ahead
BUY a bicycle NOW. Don't wait until
the price advances—as it probably
will before next season. There are
still three or four months of beautiful
bicycling weather before the cold winter
comes to stay. A smooth-running, long-
wearing "C.C.M." bicycle is always a
wise investment. It saves your time, improves your health and conserves your
energy. Get a "C.C.M." bicycle to-day
and find out the pleasure and benefit of
cycling.
EvafT "CCU." Blcycla
tela thu dealfn on
toa  war  uprlfbt  bar.
T. E. BATE,   Cumberland
Tkn>pttttM#5&
"S
KEI) ('HON DOGS.
A letcr from a young Harvard man
In the American Ambulance Service
in France, which is quoted in tlie New
York Sun, gives an Interesting
glimpse of the wonderful cleverness
of the war dogs.
Last evening, he writes, a couple
of fellows came round to see us,
bringing with them two of the famous
Red Cross dogs. We were anxious to
see them work, and so I ran off and
hid In some bushes.
Lying down, I placed my cap under
me so that the dog would not find It.
They sent one of tho dogs out to find
mc. He finally discovered me; and as
he was unable to find my cap, he put
his nose In my pocket and pulled out
my handkerchief, which he took bach.
A few minutes later ho led h.'s owner
to the place where I lay.
They told us thnt this dog saved
"No. no!" answered the first. "That one hundred nnd fifty lives In one day
is not.   I have pever had any seat!"  during the Battle of the Marne.
Ills SPECIALTY.
Ou the Columbia gulf course In
Washington, during one of the tensest
days of the crlsle with Germany, Pre-
Bldenl Wilson came up to drive from
one of the most difficult -tees. A contributor to the Now York Evening
Post snys that two members of the
club stood aside to let the President
play through. Mr. Wilson drove, and
his hall shot off Into precisely the
pluce where he did not wish it to go.
The President turned to the two
other members and remarked with a
smile:
"Even out here, I can't keep out of
trouble!"
In an English hoy's examination
paper one of the questions ran:— "If
the premier and nil the members of
the cabinet should die, who would
officiate?" The hoy thought a little
while and then answered:- "The
undertaker."- Exchange. FOUR
THE iSLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
SALE SALE
Balance of Summer Millinery will
be sold at big reductions to make
room for Fall shipments.
Regular $8.75.    SALE PRICE $4.95
8.00.        "      "      4.65
7.00.        "      "       3.95
6.50.        "      "      3.75
5.75. "       ",.,.....     3.50
BLOUSE  SPECIALS
Georgette Crepe, regular $11.25. SALE PRICE   $8.25
9.75, "        "          6,95
        8.50. "        "          5.95
6.50. "        "...... 4.25
White Voile, regular $3.50.
"     2.75.
 2.25
 2.00
SALE PRICE
$2.35
1.95
1.55
1.35
M. RIDEOUT
||    MILLINERY PARLORS DUNSMUIR AVE.
Utilizing all
the Heat
Any furnace will burn
fuel, extract the heat from
it. But only a properly-
built and installed furnace
will utilize all the heat to
warm your home.
McCIary's Sunshine
Furnace installed the
McClary way is guaranteed
to warm your hornet—every
room in it
For Sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son
McClaryS
Sunshine
Furnace
London Toronto
St. John, N.B.   Calgary
Montreal      Winnipeg      Vancouver
Hamilton      Edmonton     Saskatoon    M
CANADA* RANK AS A   KOS    PRODUCER
DENMARK.      mmmmm nmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
HOLLAND.      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmtmrnommm   19
GERMANY.       mmmmmmmonaKmmmmm   14
^'states,     mmmmmmanm  8      COMPARED WITH OTHER
NATIONS ON THE BASIS
IKELANO aammmmmm   7        OF THE NUMBER OP
FRANCE, mmmmmm   t ANIMALS TO THE
HUNDRED ACRES OP
0REA3RITAIN.   mmmmm   S .LAND IN FARMS,
ITALY mmmm   4
CANADA. mmm   3
22
ONLY    PROCURABLE     AT
MUMFORDS GROCERY
Great West Tea
TREASURER'S BALANCE SHEET
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd.
Employees' Picnic.
Receipts.
Prize money in races	
.$453.45
Freight on  goods   donated  by
firms trading with the Com
-
4.55
Prize money in Grand Raffle..
.    40.00
Prize money In Baseball	
.    60.00
Prize money in Football	
.   66.00
Car   Hire	
.    22.00
C. H. Tarbell  (supplies)	
.95
A. H. Peacey (supplies)	
2.50
West Cumberland Baud	
.    76.00
.      1.52
Balance  on   hand	
14.28
Total	
$740.25
Expenditures i
Employees'   Levy 	
.$655.00
Local Collections  	
.    65.25
.    10.00
Van-.l'ortland Cement Co	
.    10.00
E. G. Prior &Co	
10.00
Total	
.$740.25
Balance deposited in trust in Royal
Hank of Canada In the names of Thos.
.Mordy, treasurer, and A. S. Hamilton.
T. MORDY, Treasurer.
Joseph Naylor, having been released on ball, returned to this city
on Tuesday.
DEMANDING EQUAL   WAGES   FOR
WOMEN.
LONDON, Aug. 21.—The national
Transport workers, at a conference
today, passed a resolution declaring
that the strilike arising from the refusal to pay the women street car and
bus conductors the five shiling advance given to the men must be* settled on a national basis of "equal pay
for equal work."
The resolution announced that the
transport workers would take steps
to enforce this principle. This means
that unless the demands of the women
are granted there will be a general
strike of transport workers.
CONGRESSMAN        SEES
'•RAM) FLEET.
ALIED
LONDON, Aug. 21. — Congresman
Charles H. Randall, of California, who
with several other American representatives, returned to London today
after visiting the Entente Allied
Grand Fleet, Isued a statement saying he was proufoundly Impresed with
the stupendous array of fighting
craft.
The line of battleships and cruisers
alone extends over a distance of over
73 miles, the Congressman said, and
there are betwen 4,000 and .5,000 destroyers and smaller vessels of all
sorts chasing submarines day and
night about the British Isles. In
conclusion, Rep. Randall declared:
We are convinced that this Boche
horror is eliminated as a serious factor."
HOLY TRINITY   CHURCH.
Services will be held during tbe
month as follows:
First Sunday in the month, service
at 7 O'clock p. m.
Second Sunday In the month, service at 8.30 a. in. and 7 p. m.
Third Sunday in the month, service at 7 p. m.
Fourth Sunday in the month, service at 11 a. m„ with Holy Communion.
Fifth Sunday in the month, services
at 8.30 a. in., and 7 p. in.
FOR SALE OR RENT.
The Globe Hotel, Front Street, Nanaimo, B. C, the best situated Hotel
in the City, suitable for a rooming
House, hot and cold water In rooms,
heated with hot water system. Would
rent separately or as a whole. One
block kfrom the Post-Office and C. P.
R. Wharf.
Apply, P. O. Box 73, Nanalr.io, B.C.
THE SPIRELLA
MADE-TO-ORDER
CORSET
Of the Finest Quality.    Every
pair  guaranteed.     For further
information phone 81 R, or apply
to MRS. HAZEL BERTRAM,
Maryport Ave.,      Cumberland.
A. STANFORD,
MOTOR GARAGE
Corner Fourth & Maryport
Repairs Executed Efficiently
and Promptly.
Oils
Grease
Phone 8
Gasoline
acs
THE   BIG   STORE
a^
New Goods and Leaders
New Wools for Knitting Ladies' Sweaters.
"Monarch Floss," the most desirable for a comfy sweater, put
up in boxes of 16oz. balls, 15.75 per box, containing enough to make
a full sized sweater.   Colors white, black, maroon, emerald, cadet, -
rose, purple, nile, Copenhagen, lenion and mignonette. ,
Ladies' House Dresses, made with very good quality Gingham,
in all the new styles, prices §2.75, #3.25 and 13.50 each. Sure to
please and give good satisfaction.
Girls' White Muslin Dresses, 4 to 12 years, made in nice styles
and trimmed with lace and embroidery.   Prices $1.25 to #1.95.
Children's Cotton Hats, values to 50c. and 75o., are to go at 25c.
A good snap.
Girls' White Middy Blouses, only a small assortment left, to be
cleared out at 75c. each.
Ladies' Silk Dresses, only two left, sizes 36 and 38, reg. #27.50
each.   To be cleared out at #14.95.
Ladies' Tweed Coats, made up very smartly, choice shades of
fawn and grey, reg. up to *25.00.    Only three left.    Price #17.95.
Ladies' and Children's Summer Vests, much under today's high
prices.   Three for One Dollar.
Ladies' White Outing Skirts, about half a dozen left.    Clearing
Price #1.50 each.
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
,J
George Barrass
Late 102nd Battalion, C.E.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 360 Cumberland
PROVINCIAL TAX SALE    SLATEII
FOR OI TOBEll.
The Times says:—So far as present
arrangements have been made, It is
the Intention of the Provincial Govern
ment to hold a Tax sale sometime in
the middle of October next.
Provincial assessors have been instructed to prepare the necessary
statements of tax arrears In order
that the necessary four weeks publicity by way of afficlal advertisement
may be caried out before the tentative date above mentioned.
The sale will, o fcourse, apply to all
arrears on personal and real property, school taxes, etc. in unorganized
districts, as well as on income tax.
There has been no provincial tax
sale since 1913, and official records
go to show   that the   amount of ar
rears has already reached so large an
amount as from four lo five million
dollars.
The Minister of Finance has stated
on a number of occasions that it Is
absolutely essential for the Government to Insist on the collection of all
outstanding amounts if the financial
business of the province is ever to get
on a sound basis.
It Is not yet definitely decided as
to how far the sale shall apply.in the
matter of years; it Is expected, however, that it will Include at least the
arrears of 191(1, and possibly 1917.
Further and more detailed information will be given out by the Hon.
John Hart, Minister of Finance, at
present in New York, on his return
to the Parliament Buildings during
the course of the next week or ten
days.
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