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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
Wilh which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1891
VOL. IX., No. 6
Subscription price, $2.00 per year '
The regular episode of "The
Bull's Eye," No. 3, has been
forbidden by the censor. No. 4
has, however, been passed and
will be shown May 6th., as usual.
Monday, in place of this serial a
seven reel feature film, "Neptune's Daughter," Annette Kel-
'lerman, will be shown, at regular
Next week, see Julian Eltinge
as "The Clever Mrs. Carfax,"
and Constance Talmage in "Scandal.";
Friday was Red Cross night,
but owing to lack of time for
preparation no special effort was
made to advertise, and the amount cleared was small. For the
month of May all interested
intend to commence at once and
work together for an enjoyable
as well as a profitable entertainment.
Fire partially destroyed tht
roof of Duncan Thomson's twc
story Boarding House on the corner of Dunsmuir Avenue and
Fourth street. The fire by somt
means started on the roof of the
building. The flames were very
quickly extinguished but not until fire and water damaged tht
building to the extent of $500,
with no insurance. The Cum-
b -land Volunteer Firemen deserve credit for the manner it
which they handled the fire, not
only saving the large hoarding
house but the surrounding prop
erty as well, and should have somt
recognition and remuneration foi
services rendered from the Citj
Council. At the first tsp of tht
bell, night or day, the firemen
are on deck ready for action ano
in casf> of a fire similar to Wednesday return home drenched to
the skin, with clothing damaged
beyond repair. Some remuneration from the City Council would
be appreciated by the firemen
and citizens at large.
The Ladies Aid of Grace Methodist Church, held a sale of work,
afternoon tea and supper in the
Corner Store on Thursday. Numerous useful and fancy articles
were sold by the ladies of the
church, and found ready purchasers, Ice cream and candy
were on sale by the young ladies
of the Aid, with a supper from
5 to 7 p. m. The ladies worked
hard in an effort to raise money
for the renovating of the Church
and needed repairs to the Parsonage, and were rewarded at
the close of the sale with the total receipts of $351.05. The ladies of this Church anticipate
having a refreshment stall on the
Recreation Grounds on the 24th.,
of May and donate the profits to
the Church.
The City Council held their regular session in the Council Chambers on Tuesday evening. Present, His Worship, Mayor Harrison, Aid. Halliday, Banks and
The minutes of the last regular and special meetings were
read and adopted.
A communication from the Red
Triangle Fund concerning the
coming campaign was received
and filed.
A preliminary report was received by His Worship Mayor
Harrison fiom Henry S. Fleming, of the Iron Committee,
which read as follows:
"In accordance with the request of the cities of Cumberland, Courtenay and Union Bay,
confirmed by a letter of authority from the Central Iron Committee of Vancouver Island, of
date March 25th., 1918, I had the
honor of representing the above
cities as one of the delegates appearing pefore the Government
;o apply for active co-operation
ind assistance in establishing
-he Iron and Steel Industry on
;he Pacific Coast.
On arriving in Ottawa on Apr.
ird., I met Mr. Bledsoe and Mr.
>leild. with Whom I had a num-
oer of conferences. These gentlemen had previously been in
conference with members of the
Government and had already
prepared and set before the Government a very full and comprehensive statement of the iron ore,
coal and limestone resources of
Vancouver Island,British Columbia and of the market which existed along the Coast and in the
interior for manufactured steel
On Friday, April 5th., in com*
pany with Mr. Bledsoe and Mr.
Neild and several Membe.'s of
Parliament from British Columbia, a further conference was
held with the Government, during which the entire matter was
fully and exhaustively discussed,
the general impression being that
the Government was favorably
inclined to give assistance to the
Iron and steel industry if it could
be assured there was a sufficient
demand for the products to enable such enterprise to finally establish itself on a paying basis.
Mr. Bledsoe and Mr, Neild remained in Ottawa for further
confeience and have requested
This exclusive photograph from the Cambrai battle was
made by a German aviator during his observation flight
over the battle line. He was brought to earth by a British
plane and when his photographic negatives were developed
they found this remarkable picture. The tanks during the
heat of action formed very distinctly, as can be seen by the
picture, a gigantic question mark.
me to make this preliminary report, which I have the pleasure
of doing and in this connection I
wish to express my admiration
for the excellent manner in
which the gentlemen named had
already prepared the ground.
Respectfully submitted,
The Clerk was instructed to acknowledge the receipt of the report and express the appreciation and thanks of the Council.
A communication from Hugh
Stewart, M. L. A., in connection
with school matters read as follows:
Enclosed find letter from the
Provincial .Secretary which I hope
will prove satisfactory. Personally I am very pleased with the
Minister for the manner in which
he has met cur request:
"With reference to the enclosed letter from Mr. McKinnon,
City Clerk of Cumberland, to
yourself, I may say that the assistance supplied by the Education Depat tment to Cumberland
will be continued and that City
will be paid $10 per month for
each teacher on the staff in addition to the statutory allowance
and also that the grant for children attending the Cumberland
Schools from localities outside of
the boundaries of the city proper
will also be continued."
The communication was received
and filed and ordered to be acknowledged.
The instructions received from
the Minister of Agiiculture with
reference to noxious weeds will
be carried into effect.
The accounts as follows, were
referred to the finance committee
for payment:
Electric Light Co., $1.20; Wm.
Douglas, $34; Electric Light Co.,
$45.98; Cumberland Waterworks
$11; Electric Light Co. $1.70; B.
G. Crawford, $7; British Columbia Telephone, $2.20. Total,
The General Rate By-law of
1918, placing 15 mills on the assessed value of land and 15 mills
on 50 per cent of the assessed
value of improvements, with a
rebate of one-sixth if paid on or
before the 15th July, was reconsidered,    adopted   and   finally
The School Rate By-law of 1918
for school purposes, came up for
the first, second and third reading and was laid over until the
next general meeting for final
considerations. The taxes under
this by-law in the Cumberland
school district will be ten mills on
assessed value ol lands and improvements where same are assessed as one, and ten mills on
fifty per cent, of assessed value
of improvements when assessed
separate from the land, with a
rebate of one-fiftieth if paid on or
before the 15th July next.
The chairman of the board of
works reported progress on certain repairs to the Cumberland
Isolation Hospital.
His Worship the Mayor stated
that W. G. Alexander had made
application for a reduction in the
rental of the City Hall to $15 for
eight days. The Council decided
to charge the Professor $2.50 per
day for the use of the Hall.
D- —^
On Friday at noon fire destroyed a portion of the roof of the
residence occupied by Thomas
Michel at the corner of Fourth
street and Penrith avenue. The
Volunteer Firemen were on the
job and in a very short time extinguished the flames. The building is owned by H. Allsop. Thos.
Michel carried $1000 fire insurance on his furniture.
D. Michel, of Victoria, Inspector of Rescue stations, was here
on his usual visit during the week
and left by Friday's train.
Dance, Friday May 24th., in
Ilo llo Hall.
Chas. Graham, F. J. Dalby and
W. A. Owen visited Denman Island on Friday.
Thomas Bickle returned from
a visit to Victoria on Thursday.
Thomas Graham, General Superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir, Ltd., left
for Victoria on Monday.
Matthew Brown, of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, who
has been here on a visit to his
parents, left for Victoria on Friday morning. ,
Mr. Duncan Thomson thanks
the firemen and neighbors for
their kind services on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Clinton
left on Wednesday morning for
Vancouver and Stettler, Alberta.
Mr. Clinton owns considerable
real estate around the town of
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Beattie, of
Nanaimo, accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Slater, of Vancouver, visited Cumberland the first
of the week, by auto, returning
home Tuesday.
H. Macklin Manager. H.
Leiser, H. Goggin and W. B.
Monteith, auditor of the Simon
Leiser Co., Ltd., of Victoria, were
here on Tuesday and Wednesday
on their usual annual tour of inspection.
Harmony Rebekah Lodge and
Union Lodge No. 11, I. O. O. F.,
celebrated the 99th., anniversary
of Oddfellowship with a Dance
in the llo Ilo Dance Hall on Wednesday, April 24th. The Ilo Ilo
Orchestra supplied the music.
There was a large attendance of
members and visiting brethren
from outside points.
A meeting of the Red Cross
Society will be held in the Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 29th., at 3 o'clock p. m.
W. A. Owen, construction engineer of tne Canadian Collieries,
returned from a visit to South
Wellington on Tuesday.
Mrs. J.H. Stevens left for Victoria by auto on Saturday and
returned on Monday.
James Whyte and S. Thomson,
of H. M. C. S.. Rainbow were
here visiting during the week.
Mike Glazbrook, teller of the
local branch of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce, left for Vancouver on Thursday morning to
make application to join the Hoy-
al Flying Corp.
Conrad Reifel, of Nanaimo,
Manager of the Union Brewing
Company, arrived on Friday by
D. C. Macfarlane, Purchasing
Agent of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir, Ltd., of Victoria, arrived on Saturday and left on
Mrs. E. R. Hicks returned on
Sunday from a visit to Vancouver.
Mrs. H. Creech and Mrs. R.
H. Robertson were called to Victoria on Tuesday by the illness
of their father, Mr. U. Mellado,
and returned on Thursday.
J. H. Stevens, of the Accounting Department of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., of Victoria, arrived on Tuesday and
left on Friday.
The Cumberland Electric Lighting Company has purchased the
Bevan Ice Plant from the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd.,
and are now installing the machinery in the Electric Light
Building, near No. 6 mine, just
outside the City Limits. Citizens
will be able to obtain Ice at anytime of the year in the near future.
On the information of the City
Constable, Wm. Potter was
charged in the City Police Court
on Tuesday with roaming the
streets and being without employment. He was found guilty
and fined $10 and costs by Police
Magistrate McKinnon.
Mr. David Hunden, of this city
received the sad information a
few days ago of the death of his
brother at Scranton. Pennsylvania. For the past thirty years
the late Mr. Hunden had been
superintendent of the Scranton
Electric Railway Company, and
leaves a wife and grown up family to mourn his loss.
On the 24th., of May, Victoria,
Day, a First Aid Competition will
be held on the Recreation
Grounds. Cumberland, Bevan
and Union Bay are expected to
compete. There are now on exhibition in the window of Campbell Bros, five medals presented
by the Canadian Collieries Co.,
and a shield by the Hon. William
Sloan, Minister of Mines.
At a meeting of the Cumberland Exemption Board, held in
the Council Chambers on April
23rd., J, Simpson, W. T. Brown
and James T. Brown, of Class A.
were granted exemption until
June 1st,, on condition that they
lost not more than one working
day per month unless authorized
by a Medical practitioner. On
Monday, the 29th., April, Wesley
Willard, Joseph Shaw and Military representative George Barrass will sit and consider B. class.
About 20 men will be called upon
to report.
Y. M. C. A. 'Campaign Committee held a meeting in the
Council Chambers on Friday evening to settle way and means of
of raising funds Mayor Harrison,
chairman of the committee presided and the committee decided
to interview Thomas Graham,
General Superintendent and obtain permission to ask the Fi'-e
Bosses of the various mines to
explain the campaign to the employees with a view to securing
a donation of 50c, from each
and every employee of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd.
Messrs. Wilson, Hood, MacNaughton and Hicks were appointed to look after the town
and vicinity.
Fight with Food
A Call to the Whole Dominion for the Utmost
Effort to Produce Food for our
< Soldiers and Allies
OUR ALLIES'are desperately short of
food. In the midst of plenty ourselves we
must face the stern reality of England on
shorter rations than she has been for over a
hundred years, and France with only three days'
food reserve. Even from their present small
supplies they are saving Italy from collapse
through hunger.
Since shipping must be concentrated on the shortest
routes, Canada and the United States must continue to
be practically the only source of supply.
Canada must provide wheat and meat in increasing
quantities to meet a situation that imperils the issues of
the war.
Men who can be spared for work on the farms must
serve in this way. Those who are obliged to remain in
the city or town can at least raise vegetables in their
gardens or on vacant lots.
Every effort will be made to see that labor is forthcoming to harvest the maximum crops that farmers can
An increased spring acreage in wheat and other grain
is vitally needed.
Stock raisers are asked to provide the greatest possible
production of' meat, especially pork.
Starvation   is   threatening   our   Allies.   Everyone   in
Canada must fight by doing his or her utmost to pro
duce and to conserve food.
Chairman and Director
of Conservation
Director of
Agricultural Labor i
®k Mnnbtr
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, S2.00
SATURDAY, APRIL 27th, 1918
By virtue of the value of the
service performed among the
Expeditionary forces of Great
Britain, Canada and in fact all
Allied countries, to say nothing
of the work of humanity carried
on in the enemy countries,
the Young Men's Christian
Association lias earned for itself
the gratification of countless
thousands of fighting men who
have been brought into touch
with the personal influence and
Inilpful oversight of the "Y" secretaries in the war theatres of
Europe. At the commencement
of the war when it was realized
that the struggle would probably
last for at least three years, the
good offices of the Association
were requisitioned by the British
Government to minister to the
spiritual and recreational needs
of the volunteers.
After an experience of many
years it has become an admitted
fact that a soldier fights better
when his life and thoughts are
clean, and when the hope of Heaven is in his heart, should he fall
in battle. Again, he fights with
a much better grace, if he knows
that after a hard day's gruelling
struggle for the upper hand, or
a hard march, there awaits him
something clean and refreshing,
food, beverages and many other
home comforts and social pleasures.
The wcrk of the "lied Triangle" in France and England, in
far-off Palestine or in South Africa, lias been carried on with
such a thoroughness that the service rendered is now an organized business. It is directed by
a head office start" of experts who
are specially trained leaders of
men. The hundreds of workeis
devote themselves assiduously to
providing soldiers with every
possible comfort to soul and body.
Gaines are supplied in great measure, these embracing football,
baseball, cricket, golf, tennis,
and all of the indoor games. Under their direction, too, music is
furnished, both artificially and
otherwise. Concerts are organized and given whenever possible, the assistance of many world
famous entertainers and vocalists
being enlisted in this service
which in many cases is conducted
right under the noses of the big
The effective and unending
work performed by the Y. M. C.
A., officials in England, France
and other countries is superficially known. It is almost impossible for a full account of this work
of humanity, so much appreciated among the men, to be detailed
in a short article. It is known
that one new Y. M. C. A. Hut
has been completed, overseas every second week day during the
war, many of which have been
destroyed b> enemy shells. In
one of the army areas in France
the "Y" has opened no fewer
than sixty-five centres since
March last year. There are now.
twenty-one centres in the Salon-
iki area, while a centre has also
been established at Jaffa, the
Joffa of the Bible. In Italy there
is a recreation hut among the
Dolomites. 8.000 feet above sea
level. The chief of the American
censoring office stated recently
that over half of the letters passing through his hands told of
the great service of the Y. M.
C. A. Some slight indication 'of
the work carried on may be gathered from a study of a few specific illustrations as follows:
1. 1,000,000 sheets tf letter paper are distribnted free each
month in England and France-
12,000,000 sheets per year.
2. 30,000 letters, it is estimat.
ed, are written daily by Canadian
soldiers in the "Y" huts.
3. One hundred pianos, three
hundred phonographs and twenty
seven moving picture machines
are possessed by the Canadian
Y. M. C, A. in England and
4. A single order for baseball
equipment for Canadian soldiers
amounted to $25,000. All athletic
equipment is furnished to the
men free, and this year, the outlay will total $100,000.
5. $1,000 monthly is expended
on concerts alone in England,
these entertainments usually taxing the capacity of the buildings
in which they are held.
All of this work has been made
possible through the co-operation
of the Canadian Y. M.'C. A.
While the Governments have
placed every facility within their
power at the disposal of the Association officials, no financial assistance is given, the program
being worked out through the
help of subscriptions which are
sought in all Allied countries.
Speaking of the value of the
"Red Triangle" service at the
front, Premier Sir Kobert Borden said recently: "On more
than one occasion it has been my
privilege to see something at the
front of the splendid work accomplished by the Y. M. C. A.,
in providing comfort and entertainment for our gallant troops
and to learn from these men
themselves, how highly they value what is thus done for them.
Canadians at home must be grateful for the existence of such an
efficient and sympathetic organization."
Colonel J. A. Clark, the officer
commanding the 72nd,, Seaforth
Battalion of Vancouver, adds this
personal tribute: "I wish to express my appreciation for the
work which has been done by the
Y. M. C. A. both in the support
areas, and while in the rest billets in the rear. I think the Y.
M. C. A. have realized the needs
of the men in providing accommodation for them both with
canteens and in entertaining
them by concert parties, not forgetting to supply sporting materials, which are always appreciated."
The Public are invited to attend at the City Council Chambers on Monday, the 29th,, inst., I
at the hour of 8 o'clock p. m.,
for the purpose of discussing the'
question of celebrating VICTOR-i
1A DAY on the 24th., of next |
Annual Meeting Hospital Board
The annual meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Cum-
berland General Hospital will bei
held in the Council Chambers on
Saturday, April 27th, commencing at 8 p.m., when the election
of officers and directors for the!
ensuing year v ill take place, and j
the secretary and treasurer will
present their annual report.
Dance as usual in Ilo Ilo Hall
to-night 9 to 12.
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
Next Thursday,
Don't Fail To See
Julian Eltinge, as
Clever Mrs. Fairfax
We carry a large stock of tkese Corsets
in all sizes and we invite you to come
and see them.
We are also sKovJing some very*
ckic Read^-to-Wear Suits,
Waists and Dresses.
Cumberland   Restaurant
TEX. FOSTER, Proprietor
Open Day and Night
In the premises known
as the "Star Cafe."
Special   Dinner   Every    Saturday
Get Behind the Wheel
of a Ford and Drive
TRY it just onci>! Ask your friend to let you "pilot" hid
car on an open stretch. You'll like it, and will be surprised how easily the Ford is handled and driven,
If you have never felt the thrill of driving your own car,
there is something good in store for you. It is vastly
different from just ruling—being a passenger. And especially so if you drive a Ford,
Young boys, girls, women and even grandfathers—thousands or them—are driving Ford cars and enjoying it. A
Ford stops and starts in traffic with exceptional ease and
smoothness, while on country roads and hills its strength and
power show to advantage.
Buy a Ford and you will want to be behind "the wheel"
Runabout ■ $575
Touring • - $595
Coupe     - • $770
Sedan • - ■ $970
Chassis   - • $535
THE UNIVERSAL CAR      One-tonTruck $750
E. C. EMDE, Dealer, Courtenay
The Telephone Serves
Ordinarily we do not consider the telephone.
It is there on the wall, and if we want to talk to
some one we use it. When we are doing something else, we forget about it. The telephone is
just like a member of one's family—we know it is
always there when wanted, and that it never fails
Just like a member of one's family, the telephone would be missed mightily, if it were not in
its place. Day in, day out, through the night, at
all times, the telephone is always ready to serve.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
Many so-called Apple Ciders are  manufactured
from apple extract, little or none of the real juice
of the apple being used.
SILVER-TOP is shipped Direct to us
from the Celebrated Oka'nagan Orchards
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Save Beef! Save Money!
Save Coal!
The following statistics should be interesting to all who
are interested in the conservation of either Beef, Coal
or money:
Weight of Joint
when cooked
K pounds
6 pounds
8 pounds
10 pounds
12 pounds
Weight to be ordered from Butcher
when cooking is done by
Electricity Coal or Wood
4 pounds 8 oz. 5 pounds 11 oz.
6 pounds 13 oz. 8 pounds 9 oz.
9 pounds 2 oz. 11 pounds 7 oz.
11 pounds 6 oz. 14 pounds 5 oz.
13 pounds 10 oz. 17 pounds 2 oz.
The above figures are given in the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers and are the results of
actual experiments.
With beef at 30c. a pound you will pay $1.72 for a
51b lloz. roast, or $1.35 for a 4tt> 8oz. roast.
Thus if you cook the meat in an electric oven you
will save for yourself 37 cents, and for your country lib
3oz. of beef. Think of it! 20% of our meat supply
wasted in coal stoves. This means that you will get
equal to a
Discount 6i 20% on your meat bill
if you cook by electricity, and you will be saving beef
money and coal for the boys at the front.
Think it Over!
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. o. 314
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.
Will be open again in the Old
Stand with a full supply of
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
"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
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.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Hardware, Croceryware and
General Merchandise
The danger season for forest
fires is at hand. Rapidly drying
soil has left the old grass, brush,
leaves, etc., in most perilous condition for starting fires.
An effort is being made by the
fire rangers in this province to
keep down the forest losses this
year to a minimum. They will
succeed only if every camper
carefully extinguishes his camp-
fire before leaving it, if every
smoker refrains from tossing
away burnt matches or tobacco
in or near a wood, and if settlers
in the newly opened districts
guard their land-clearing fires
with the utmost care. Settlers'
fires continue to be the very
worst source of forest conflagration, although campers and careless smokers are close competitors,
"The Fire Rangers" says the
Canadian Forestry Association,
"want every good citizen to regard himself as a deputy ranger
from now until November first.
"A Canadian forest was never,
worth so much as today, never
gave so many jobs as today, never put money into circulation as
it does this year."
Dr. Arthur Piercey, the Vancouver eyesight specialist, will
be at McLean's Jewellery Store,
Cumberland, on Saturday, April
27th. All persons suffering from
eyestrain, headache, defective
vision and nervous trouble, should
take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to have their eyes
properly attended to. Make your
appointments in advance and
avoid waiting.
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the HARMONOLA
All the latest Books, Magazines
and Periodicals.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C,
WM. MERMFIELD, Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave..      Cumberland, B.C.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
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.
West Cumberland. B.C.
Bevan, B.C.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
ono month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
A»k for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, EC.
Notice is hereby given that all
rubbish, ashes etc., must be gathered and cleaned away on or before the 1st of May 1918. By
order of the Board of Health.
A. McKinnon,
City Clerk.
Notary public and general
insurance agent
Royal Exchange Assurance,
London, England.
National Fire of Hartford.
Queen Insurance Company.
Fidelity-Phoenix Fire Insurance
Company of New York.
Providence, Washington. Insurance Company.
British Empire Underwriters'
Maryland Casualty Company
of Baltimore.
It is manufactured
tobacco in its purest
It has a pleasing
It is tobacco scientifically prepared
for man's use.
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.
Vast Issues Depend Upon
the Welfare of Our Men!
Cheer Up and Thanh God for the Y.M.C.A.
TRY to picture yourself iu the muddy cold trenches after
exciting days and long nights of mortal danger and intense nervous strain. Rushing "whiz-bangs" and screaming "coal boxes" are no respecters of persons. You are hit I
But despite shock and pain you still can face the long weary
trudge back to dressing station. Wear)', overwrought and depressed, you are prey to wild imaginings of that other eomirg
ordeal with the surgeon. There are other "walking wounded,"
tool   You must wait, wait, wait.   And then—
Up comes a cheery Y.M.C.A. man, the ever-present "big brother"
to the soldier, with words of manly encouragement. Close beside the dressing station the good generous folks at home have
enabled him to set up a canteen. He hands you biscuits, and
chocolate or coffee.
Red Triangle Fund
$2,250,000/ May 7, 8,9
Camnlti-Wide Appeal
"In thousands of cases," writes an i fficer, "it was that first hot
cup of coffee that dragged the ma:i hack to life and sanity."
The tremendous helpfulness of the Y.M.C.A. as an aid to the
"morale," or fighting spirit, if tlie soldiers Is everywhere
praised. No wonder the Oermans make every effort to smash
the Y.M.C.A. huts out < f existence.
The Y.M.C.A. is everywhere. Yru first met the helpful,
manly Y,M.C.A. worker in camp, then on train and bout, at
camp i:i England and in Franc.', el is.' to the firi g line. Often
he risks his life to nach yi it in the trenches. He has won the
warmest praise from military authorities, statesmen—the King!
Have you a precious boy at the front? Yru cannot be "over
there" to guide him away fr"in fierce temptations of camp and
city. You cannot comfort him in his supreme hour of trial.
Your parcels to him are necessarily few. But the Y.M.C.A.,
thank God, is "over there," goli g where you cannot gi—doing
the very things you long to do—doi..g it (or you and for him.
Will you help? This vast organization cf helpfulness needs at
least $2,250,000 from Canada for 1918. For your boy's sake be
War Work
There arc:
—96 branches of Canadian
Y.M.C.A. in France.
—79 branches in England.
—Dozens of Y.M.C.A. dug-nuts
in forward trenches under fire.
—Over 120 Military Secretaries
—300,000 letters a day written in
Y.M.C.A. overseas buildings.
—1133,000 needed for athletic
equipment. (Helps morale of
—Y.M.C.A. saved hundreds of
lives at Vimy Ridge byeanng
for walking wounded.
—Over 1110 pianos in England
and France, also 300 gramophones and 27 moving picture
—Y. M. C. A. helps boys in
—More than 60,000 cups of hot
tea and coffee distributed daily
in France—free. Estimated
cost for 8 months, $18,000.
—150,000 magazines distributed
free every month. (Estimated
cost $15,000.)
-$125,000 used in 1917 to build
huts in I^ance.
—Concerts, sing-songs, goodnight services and persona*
interviews energetically conducted, Concerts, lectures,
etc., cost $5,000 a month.
—Thousands of soldiers decide
for the better life.
—Y.M.C.A. sells many needful
things to soldiers for thch
convenience. Profits, if any,
all spent f'.r benefit of soldiers.
—Service to boys in Camp
— Red Triangle Clubs for soldiers
in Toronto, St. John and
Montreal. Centres iu Paris nnd
London for men on leave.
—Out of Red Triangle Fund,
$78,000 to be contributed to
the War Work of the Y.W.C.A.
Here's your chance to do n fine
stroke In tb: big; war! Help the
Y.M.C.A. to help your trig brothers ovcrseiu by joining in the
" Earn and Give
Six thousand Canadian older
boys are invited to earn and
give at least Ten 1 toilers ($10) to
the Ht -I Triangle Fund. That
means $80,000 In all I Splendid I
Five thousand dollars will be
used for boys' work iu India and
China; another $5,000 for the
National Hoys' Work of Canada,
nnd $50,000 to help big brothers
In Khaki. Ask your local
Y.M.C.A. representative for information and pledge card.
When you have subscribed one
or more units of Ten Pollars, you
will receive a beautifully engraved certificate.
National Council, Young Men's Christian Association
Campaign Directors for Western Canada
British ColumMn:   J. S. Rankin, 617 Board of Trade Bldg., Vancouver
Alberta ■   John ilannn, City Mall. Calgary
Saskatchewan: T. 1). Pulton, Y.M.C.A., Regina
Manitoba: J. II. Crotlrer. 110? McArthur rtldg., Winnipeg
In Place of the Bull's Eye the Universal Film Co., have
sent one of their big Feature releases, which ordinarily
would have to be shown at raised prices, but will be
seen here Monday and Tuesday at Regular price,
A Wild, Wierd, Fascinating, Seven Reel Feature.
This Film was released before "A Daughter of the Gods" but is said to be better than
the latter, which was shown here some time ago at 25c and 50c prices.
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lis Cheaper to Paint
(Han Repair
*^T TOUR house—if it is four years old or older—is worth at least 50 per cent
^y more today than when it was built. Lurr.bcr and cement are so high that
X it would ccst half-as-much-agam to build this year as it did in 1914. So it is
obvious thpt cither a new house or an old one is today so valuable a property that
its owner must conserve it unless he is committed to a policy of wilful waste. Keep
your house—and all your buildings—protected. And let your paint-protection
^consist of an economical paint.  Use the paint that goes farthest—lasts longest.
Fltffll I«1H M  70% PweWiKe toad
, 100% Pare Paint
The kind we Guarantee to posse?/; as its important base, the above correct formula.
This formula, printed on every can over o.ir Pre-iJent's si^n.tture, commits us to
this standard. Hi.,h in cost as white lead has become, wc must use as much of it
as before -to use less, would necessitate the re-novd of the rjuarante-; from our
cans and would injure the high reputation, which these paints have acquired by
reason of their superior ingredients.
Other B-H Products of Sterling Worth
We carry and recommend the following B-H products:
I taster Ceilings and Walla
"Fresconctte"—a fiat tone oil  paint.
For Interior Finishing
"CHna-Lac" — the perfect VarnLh
Staining the Roof
.'-nchr-r Brand Shingle Ktr.ina" i.l 19
di.crent colors.
B-H Porch Floor Paint
For Porch Floors, Ceilings and parts
exposed to weather.
Color Cards and Prices from our local agents.
Varnishing a Floor
"Floorlustre" excellent for interior
for barn and outbuildings
Imperial Barn Paint
T. E. BATE, Cumberland, B.C.
Tea!    Tea!    Tea!
Why buy paper when you want tea?
The price of paper is practically double what it was in normal
times, therefore it is very plain that in buying Teas put up in
artistic packages, YOU pay for the package.
I Specialize in   Bulk Teas
Try my "Supreme" Blend at 60^ per lb.
4oz. sample, 15^.
"Old Drury" Blend at 5<V per lb. Try a J lb.
These Teas are specially adapted to the waters of this District, and are blends of the choicest teas of India and Ceylon.
Fine "Ceylon Tea" at 4(y per lb.    This tea is already
a great favorite in this city.
Buy in Bulk and get full value in Tea!
Elizabeth Mcintosh, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richards, of this city, died of
pneumonia at Butte, Montana,
on April 1st. The deceased lady
was born at Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, 39 years ago, and leaves a
husband and one son, her parents. Mr. and Mrs, Thomas Richards, one sister, Margaret and
five btothers, Harry,- Thomas,
Edward, William and David, to
mourn her loss. The deceased I
lady was well and favorably
known in this city and district,
in fact throughout the north end
of the Island for many years.
While she has gone from the-
scenes, the conflicts, the sorrows
and pleasures of life, she will still
live in the hearts of those who j
knew her best. Her retiring na-
ture led her to hide her best;
qualities from public gaze, but
they were revealed to those who
enjoyed her acquaintance, yet il
was in her home that her true
worth was most conspicuous.
She was a kind, loving daughter,
and her devotion to the family
circle had no limit, The remains
were removed from Butte, Montana, and laid to rest on April
5th., at Mount Olivet cemetery,
Renton, Washington. Funeral
services were conducted at the
home of Mrs. T. H. Williams, an
aunt of the deceased, and attended by numerous sorrowing friends
and relatives. The casket was
covered with the most beautiful
floral tributes, testifying to the'
esteem In which the deceased
was held by her numerous friends
She had a sweet, lovable disposition and made friends wherever
she weiit.
For kind expressions and sympathy during our recent bereavement we tender our most sincere
George Barrass
Late 102ik1 Battalion, C.E.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 3G0 Cumberland
Children's Dresses
Sizes 2 to 6 years. The niftiest assortment of little girls' dresses
we have ever shown. It will save you many hours of labor and
energy to purchase one or two of these cute dresses, and you
will find the prices very reasonable.   Ask specially to see them.
Ladies' Spring Coats
Our first selection arrived a few weeks ago and display good
taste, combined with serviceable quality. Tweeds are largely
used, with belted effects. Gabardines also are very fashionable
in the new style.
New Waists
" Waists," and " The Big Store," are inseparably linked. When
you think of waists we want you to think of the Store which
shecializes on these. We are proud of our stock of high class
waists, and the great sale we've had for them warrants us. ■
Spring House Furnishings
New shipments of window drapings in Madras Muslin, in figured Muslin and in the new Nets. Cretonnes in subdued two-
tone effects are very new and we are displaying some very
pretty colorings. Tapestry by the yard for draping, covering
lounges, etc., are still to be had at reasonable prices..
Our stock for spring has arrived and we will be pleased to fill
your orders.
Our new range of Linoleums are in stock and some beautiful
designs are shown, suitable for kitchen, dining room or bedroom.
Specials in Grocery Department
Odd Lots of Jams and Marmalades:
21b tins Aylmers' Marmalade, regular 50c, now 35c.
41b tins Cross & Blackwell, raspberry jam, reg. $1.00, for 85c.
41b tins Aylmer black currant or raspberry, reg. $1.00, for 85c.
21b jar C. & B. marmalade, reg. 55c, for 35c
21b jar    "      Raspberry jam, reg. 60c for 45c
41b tin Laurel Plum, reg. $1.00, for 75c
lib jar C. & B. jam in damson, greengage plum, apr., rasp, for 25c
Specials in Soap for one week only:
White Swan and Royal Crown, 5 bar cartons, 25c
Sunlight—limit 6 bars, 7Jc bar.
Copco, 10c     Castile, large bars, reg. 40c, 3 for $1.00.
Palinolive, 2 for 25c ... Lifebuoy, 4 for 25c
Old Dutch Cleanser, limit 6 tins, 3 for 25c
Phone 3-8
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Any   Make  of Car Overhauled and Repaired.
Gasoline,  Oil,  Grease  and
Ford parts in stock.
FORD Repairs a Specialty.   Practically and Promptly Executed.
Cumberland Tailor
Repairing, Pressing  and   Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring a Specialty.
Phone I
Gents Tailors Prices Moderate
Next Week at Ilo Ilo Theatre Second
Episode of the "Bull's Eye," Eddie Polo.


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