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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1891
VOL. VIII., No. 60
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY. MARCH 2,  1918.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
TOWN   TOPICS
Harry Devlin, Inspector of
Mines, returned to Nanaimo on
Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bickle
returned on Tuesday from a trip
to Victoria.
Mrs. Roy Rideout left for Nanaimo on Wednesday and returned on Thursday.
Alex. Campbell, of Campbell
Brothers, left for Vancouver on
Wednesday morning on a business
trip.
S. White, chauffeur for the
Canadian Collieries arrived irt
town on Thursday.
Mrs. De Graves, who has been
visiting Mrs. John Furbow returned to Vancouver on Wednesday.
Nicol Thomson, Fuel Controller, arrived on Tuesday evening
and left for Victoria on Wednesday morning.
Rev. James Hood left on Monday to attend the Presbyterian
Assembly at Victoria and returned on Thursday.
R. W. Hunter, of Buttar and
Chene, auditors for the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., left
for Surf Inlet on Monday morning. >_
Mass will be said by Father
Beaton in the Roman Catholic
Church every other Sunday and
Monday commencing with Sunday, March 10th.
Sunday, 10 a. m.
Monday. 8 a. m.
Sunday School, 2-30 p.m.
W. A. Owen, construction engineer of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir Ltd., left for Nanaimo and South Wellington on Monday's train, returning on Thursday.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Cumberland General Hospital
will hold their regular monthly
meeting at the home of Mrs.
Thomas Graham on Thursday,
March 7th, commencing at 8 p.m.
P. S. Fagan, Chief Accountant
of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Limited, left for Ladysmith
and Victoria on Wednesday morning and is expected to return
this evening.
A. T. Stephenson. Provincial
Chief Constable, with headquarters at Nanaimo, was here on an
official visit on Tuesday and left
on Wednesday morning.
R. H. Robertson returned from
Victoria on Saturday last from
attending the Grand Orange
Lodge of British Columbia.
M. Glazbrook, teller of the lo
cal branch of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce, returned from a
three week's vacation to Vancouver and Victoria on Sunday.
Thomas Graham, General Superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., returned from Great Falls, Montana on Tuesday's train.
Pte. Robert D. Marsh, of the
6th., Railroad Battallion, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Marsh, re-
. turned from the front on Thursday. Numerous citizens met the
train upon its arrival, when the
City   officials   presented   Pte.
, Marsh with the usual address of
welcome home.
, John Macdonald, Provincial
Constable, has been transferred
at his request to a similar position in Vancouver. Before leaving the popular constable was
.» the recipient of a beautiful travelling dressing case and Mrs.
John Macdonald was presented
with a hand bag by their numer
ous friends of Cumberland who
regret their departure.
CITY COUNCIL IN
The City Council held their biweekly session in the Council
Chambers on Tuesday evening,
His Worship, Mayor Harrison
presiding. The following alder
men were present, Banks, Braes,
Carey, Furbow, Halliday, and
Tarbell. The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as
read.
A communication was received
from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, notifying the
Council that their annual fee of
$10 was due and payable. This
was ordered paid.
The Salvation Army, of Canada, with Territorial headquarters at Winnipeg, requested the
Council to grant a donation towards their social work. The
Council decided that they were
unable to grant any donation on
account of the financial condition
of the city.
The following communication
was i ead by the City Clerk in reply to a resolution forwarded by
the City Council to the Hon. the
Attorney-General, requesting the
Government to appoint Edward
W. Bickle as Police Magistrate
for the City of Cumberland in
place of Joseph Shaw, and that
the salary be reduced from $26
per month to $12 per annum.
The Attorney-General's letter
reads as follows:
Victoria, Feb. 12,1918.
Alexander McKinnon, C. M. C.
Cumberland, B. C. Sir:—I beg
to acknowledge receipt of certified copy of Resolution of your
City Council dated the 29th.,
January 1918.
In view of the. fact that the
Government have seen fit to dispense with the services of Mr.
Bickle as Police Magistrate it is
not considered advisable to reappoint him.
Having in mind the fact that
your Council is anxious to economise and cut down expenses, I
have recommended your appointment as Police Magistrate for the
City at a salary of $12 per annum.   Yours truly,
J. B. De Farris,
Attorney-General.
H. S. Clements, M. P.. wrote
as follows in answer to a telegram from the city concerning
proposed steel works:
Ottawa, February, 7th 1918,
Your telegram of the 30th received and I cannot say for the
moment what the policy of the
Federal Government will be re-
assistance to the establishment
of proposed steel works on the
Pacific Coast. Undoubtedly
Union Bay is the ideal spot on
the whole Pacific and I have
urged upon Sir Thomas White,
the Finance Minister, your claims.
It would be well I think to forward to Sir Thomas White, a request from your council including Courtenay, Union Bay and
Comox District. You need have
no doubt of my absolute assistance.   Yours truly,
H. S. CLEMENTS.
The city council ,will ask the
various parts of the district to
join in sending a request to the
Hon. The Minister of Finance.
The Provincial Returned Soldiers Commission of Victoria, under date of February 21st, informed the council that they
were advised by telegram from
the Military Hospital Commission
at Quebec that R. Marsh of
Cumberland B. C, left there on
the 20th and would arrive in
Vancouvei on the 25th and to
convey information to relatives
and friends.
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Accounts as follows were referred to the finance committee:
Alex McKinnon $ 34.55
Houghton & Evans     6.35
City cf Nanaimo 75
The Islander    86.31
Royston Lumber Co     6.26
T. E. Bate     4.96
Total $138.16
R. Pearce, chief constable, requested the use of the City Hall
for the purpose of organizing a
branch of the Great War Veterans Association. The request
was granted.
Trades licence and scavenger
by-law committees, also the chairman of the Board of Works reported progress end invited the
council as a whole to inspect the
condition of the streets and main
thoroughfare.
The city clerk was instructed
to complete the assessment roll
and the date of the Court of Revision was set for Monday, April
1st.
Aid Braes suggested that the
city clerk be instructed to convey
to John Macdonald, provincial
constable, the city's appreciation
of services rendered,
Receptions sriven to returned
soldiers was taken up and the
council decided to ask the lepre-
sentatives of the local Patriotic
Fund, Red Cross Society, Pythian Sisters, Maccabees, Rebeccas
and all other patriotic organizations to attend the next regular
meeting of the city council with
a view to appointing a perm*
nent reception committee for the
home coming of returned soldiers.
LEGISLATURE
Victotla, Feb. 26.-After a
two-weeks' adjournment, the
second session of the fourteenth
parliament of British Columbia
resumed this afternoon, though
the premier, who had occasioned
the adjournment to go to Ottawa to consult with Sir Robert
Borden could not be present, owing to illness in Calgary. Hon.
John Oliver, acting premier,
made fitting references to Hon.
Mr. Brewster's illness, as did also Mr. Bowser, leader of the opposition, who expressed his regret that the government was to
be without its leader. He would
he said, do all he could to expedite matters, but he would still
point out what he called the
"shortcomings" of the government.
Alexander I. Fisher, member
for Fernie, moved the resolution
dealing with the reply to the
throne, and he had an -able seconder in E. D. Barrow, member
for Chilliwack.
SILVER ANNIVERSARY
A social function to celebrate
the 26th anniversary of the Ladies Aid of St George's Presby
terian Church, was held in the
Presbyterian Manse on Friday,
February 22nd. Forty-two mem
bers were present, some from
Sandwick, others from Comox,
who took an active part in the
work of the church 25 years ago,
to celebrate the silver anniversary. The rooms in which the
celebration took place were decorated in silver with touches of
holly. The Misses Edith and
Etta, daughters of the pastor of
the church were the girls in
waiting and received the guests
upon their arrival. Mrs. D. P.
McDonald presided. Those who
took part in assisting and serving tea were Mrs. Conrad, Mrs.
Burnside, Mrs. Rideout, Mrs.
Sutherland, Mrs. Whyte, Mrs.
Pryde, Mrs. McKenzie, Mrs. D.
R. McDonald, Mrs. Dr. Hicks
and others. One of the most
pleasing features of the afternoon was the presentation by
Mrs. Turnbull, president of the
Sandwick Aid, on behalf of the
local society of a life certificate
to Mrs. Robert Halcrow, who has
been an active worker in connection with St. George's Presbyterian Church for the past 25
years.
A silver collection was taken
up during the afternoon which
resulted in the raising of $14.00
and will be devoted to the purchasing of a silver collection
plate suitably inscribed to commemorate the anniversary.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Cumberland General Hospital
who are in charge of the refreshments at the coming hospital
dance to be held in the Ilo Ilo
Hall on Wednesday next, request
all those who have kindly donated refreshments to see that they
are taken to the Ilo Ilo entrance
between the hours of 2 and 5 on
Wednesday afternoon, March6th,
The ladies are anxious to have
everything ready for the evening.
ONTARIO TO FORBID
GERIHANUNGUAGE
Toronto, Feb. 26.—Under a
penalty of not less than $100 and
not mote than $1,000 recoverable
by anyone suing therefor, and,
in the case of a corporation, cancellation of its character, the use
of the German language in schools
churches or by public bodies is
proposed to be forbidden in On
tario, according to the provisions
of a bill introduced by Dr. God
frey, West York, in the legislature this afternoon.
The bill states specifically that
it shall be unlawful to place upon the cuniculum for any degree,
certificate, scholarship or admission to any university, college,
school or seminary of -learning,
or by the department of education or at any examination for
admission to any profession or
calling, any book or other publication in the German language
or to require such language or
to require such language to be
taught as part of the courcesof
study leading to such degrees or
certificates.
"No person," the second section of the bill provides, '..'shall
address any public meeting or
preach or conduct divine service
or speak at any meeting of any
municipal or school council or corporation in tbe German language.
HOSPITAL BALL
AND CONCERT
The Ladles Auxiliary and the
Board of Directors of the Cumberland General Hospital will
give a Concert and Dance in the
Ilo Ilo Theatre on Wednesday
evening, March 6th. Soveral
committees are working dilligent-
ly with a view to assisting the
Hospital in raising funds to relieve their present financial condition, and it is expected that every adult in the City and vicinity
and outlying points will at least
buy a ticket to help this worthy
institution.
The program which is being
prepared for this concert will be
something out of the ordinary.
The Japanese and Chinese of tbe
district, realizing the benefit that
they derive from the local Hospital, have consented to take part
in the performance. The J
nese will give a sword dance and
their children will dance in their
native costume. The Chinese
will give a Boxer dance, some of
Cumberland local talent will give
a comic sketch and chorus, and
the Cumberland Symphony orchestra have kindly consented to
give a few selections, in addition
to the solos, instrumental duets
and quartettes. The concert as
a whole will be one of the best.
Prices will be as follows:
For Concert: Main floor, 60
cents; Gallery, 76 cents; Box
Seats, $1.00. Dance, Gents. $1.00
Ladies, 50 cents; Refreshments,
25 cents a plate. Ladies of the
Auxiliary have kindly consented
to visit the homes of the city and
district on Tuesday next, in an
effort to sell as many tickets as
possible. The object is to raise
$1000.00.
For the benefit of the residents
of Bevan and Union Bay the
management of the Canadian
Collieries have generously donat
ed a special train for the holders
of concert or dance tickets and
those holding such tickets, transportation will be free. Train
will return after the dance.
Buy a ticket and help the hospital. Further Particulars later.
Watch for large posters.
The special train for the hospital concert and dance will leave
Union Bay and way stations for
Cumberland at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6th. All those
in possesion of concert or dance
tickets will be given free transportation. All others must pay
the regular fare.
OVERSEAS VOTE
Ottawa. Feb. 25-The official
returns on the soldiers' and naval vote taKen in France, in
Canada and in the United States,
announced by W. E. O'Connor,
General Returning Officer, has
increased the majority of the
Union Government in Parliament
to sixty. It was forty-five when
the civilian home vote was
counted. The soldiers' vote taken in Great Britain has all been
allocated to the various constituencies and a staff of sixty officers
commenced to count the ballots
on Saturday. Mr. O'Connor expects the count will be completed
by Wednesday, when the Government's majority may be further
increased.
The standing of the Government and the Opposition by
Provinces is as follows:
Province Gov't.
Prince Edward Island  0
Nova Scotia  11
New Brunswick  7
Quebec  3
Ontario    72
Manitoba  13
Saskatchewan  16
Alberta  11
British Columbia  13
Yukon  0
Opp.
4
4
4
62
10
1
0
1
0
1
87
Alexander McKinnon, City
Clerk, has been appointed Police
Magistrate for the City of Cumberland in place of Joseph Shaw,
who has been relieved of that
portion of his duties but still retains the position of Coroner and
Stipendiary Magistrate.
Dr. Arthur Piercey, the Vancouver Eyesight Specialist, will
beat McLean's Jewelry Store,
Cumberland, on Thursday evening March 7th. All persons
suffering from Eyestrain, Headache, Defective Vision or Nervous trouble should take advan
tage of this exceptional opportunity to have their Eyes prop
erly attended to. Make your
appointments in advance and a-
void waiting.
Wesley Willard,^ P.., returned on Saturday from attending
the Grand Orange Lodge at Victoria,
Next week's shows will include
Mary Pickford, Tuesday, in "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," and
Elsie Ferguson in "Barbary
Sheep," Thursday and Friday.
RUSSIANS OFFER MORE
RESISTANCE
London, Feb. 26. - A Petrograd
despatch to the Exchange Telegraph company says:
"That resistance to the German advance is growing is shown
by the reports of fighting which
continues in the vicinity of Pskov.
This town has changed hands
several times. The German entrenchments which first entered
Pskov were very sttiall, but they
have since been reinforcnd.
"There is a general belief that
the Germans are moving forward
nastily because supplies of ammunition worth four hundred
million roubles are concentrated
in the neighborhood of Pskov.
The Russians, however, are taking measures to guard the railway and are Bending more Soviet
troops to Pskov.
"Later advices say that the
Soviet armies are now everywhere resisting the invaders. At
Narva, the garrison and workmen have formed an army of
10,000 and gone to Reval. Great
activity is manifested at the Bol-
sheviki headquarters in Petrograd and arms and ammunition
aer being distributed."
Totals  147
Government majority, 60.
There is one deferred election
—Nelson, Man.
The seats which have changed
from the Opposition to the Government column are: Cape Breton
South and Richmond, where
Messrs. Kyte and Carroll have
been defeated; Cumberland,
where ex-Speaker Rhodes has
been elected over Hance Logan;
Hants, where Martell's majority
has been wiped out, and Pictou,
where McGregor has defeated
Mackay, all there seats being in
Nova Scotia; South Essex, Ontario, where Drien, Government,
has defeated Aitken, Liberal;
West Edmonton, where Brig-
Gen. Griesbach has a large majority over Hon. Frank Oliver,
and Skeena, British Columbia,
where Col. Peck, another soldier
candidate has been elected
Stork, Liberal.
over
CARTHEW-WHYTE
Wednesday morning, Feb. 27
th, the home of Mrs. T. Bennett, West Cumberland, was the
scene of a pretty wedding, when
her daughter, Janet Edmund
Whyte, was united in marriage
to Mr. John Wm. Carthew, of
Comox, B. C. The bride was
gowned in a beautiful dress of
blue messaline silk and georgette
crepe and carried a bouquet of
white and pink carnations. She
woa given away by her brother,
W. W. Whyte. The bride was
attended by her cousin. Miss
Nettie Robertson who was attired in a gown of pink messaline and white chiffon. The
groom was supported by his
brother, Mr. James Carthew.
After the wedding breakfast
the happy couple left by the
morning train for Victoria and
Vancouver where their honeymoon will be spent. The bride's
travelling suit being of peacock
blue gabardine with hat to
match, The young couple who
were very popular in the district
were the recipients of many
beautiful and useful presents.
Rev. Henry Wilson wa8 the
officiating minister. Mr. and
Mrs. Carthew will make their
home at Powell River.
Sergt. W. J. Horwood, of the
102nd Battalion, nephew of Mr.
and Mrs. S. Horwood, has received his commission as lieutenant
in the Canadian Forces and is at
present in training in England. TWO
THK  ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
BE OF GOOD   CHEER'-
31je Jalantor
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, $2.00
SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd, 1918
A CONTENTED SPIRIT.
Remember, if you have only
what is called an ordinary home,
that the great deliverers of the
world have all come from such a
home. And there may be seated
reading at your evening stand a
child who shall be potent for the
ages. Just unroll the scroll of
men mighty in church and state,
and you will find they nearly all
come from log runs out in the
third of fourth generation. You
cannot find in all history cabin
or poor homes. Genius almost
an instance where the fourth
generation of extraordinary people amount to anything, Columbus from a weaver's hut, Demosthenes from a cutler's cellar,
Bloomtield and Missionary Carey
from a shoemaker's bench, Ark-
wright from a barber's shop and
he whose name is high over all
in the earth and air and sky
from a manger.
Let us all be content with such
things as we have. God is just
as good in what he keeps away
from us as in what he gives us.
Even a knot may be useful if it
is at the end of a thread. The
spider draws poison out of a
flower; tbe bees get honey out of
a thistle, but happiness is a
heavenly elixir and the contented-spirit extracts it not from the
rhododendron of the hills, but
from the lily of the valley.
A word may create influences
that will shake a nation. The
life of a humble peasant has revolutionized the world and will
sooner or later give it a civilization beyond anything for which
we have yet had the courage to
hope.    Surely there are no little
things.
 •	
The effort at "pleasing mother" should be cultivated in the
childish heart. Early in life they
should begin the cultivation of
thought and effort with reference to the gratification of her
wishes and of making her happy.
If they would do this they would
find daily opportunities for speaking kind words and rendering
such helpful services and showing such noble traits of character
in dealing with others, as would
gladden the heart and lighten
the cares of mother in a way too
often thought of. If boys, if
girls, could but realize their indebtedness to their mothers,
they certainly would generally
be very much. anxious about
pleasing them. The great men
of the world, who have acknowledged their indebtedness to their
mothers, took delight in pleasing
them. But most of all their nob|e
lives, their courage in doing right
and their honorable achievement
in public life were especally
pleasing to their noble mothers.
Hardly a higher tribute can be
paid to any young man's success
in life than "It pleased his mother."
If you want cheerfulness in
your home you' must have sunshine and genial hearts. Plan
to live in the sunshine; if there
is a pleasant room in your dwelling, live there; if there is a dark
room, shut it up; keep the children out of it; if you have troubles
shut them up there—never take
them into the family circle—give
home the sunniest thought and
plans of your whole life and fill
it with love, joy, peace, gladness—sunshine.
ONLY A LITTLE THING.
The secular press is carrying
the story of how a crawfish, not
over three inches in length, shut
down a big iron plant in Wheel
ing W. Va., and threw 3,000 men
for the time being in idleness
The crawfish had traveled from
the river through the pump plant
to the city reservoir and thence
th'ou'gh the water mains and
pipes until it reached the meter
of the LaBellelron Works. Lodging in the meter, it shut off the
supply and stopped the whole
plant. Only a little thing, hnl
it cost thai plant the loss of considerable time and money.
Only a cigarette, but it turned
a bright hoy into a nicotine reservoir. He failed in college and
failed in business because his
heart and brain were poisoned
by the "little white slaver."
Only a social glass, but it turned a brilliant youth into a poor
old drunkard. Money gone,
friends gone, loved ones desolate
and broken-hearted, he finally
fell under the wheels of a rushing locomotive and his poor soul
went out into the night of eternal gloom.
Only a "little sin" unrepented
of an unforgiven. lut it brings
on the sinner the full penalty of
the law that declares that the
soul that sinneth shall die, "The
wages of sin is death."
In view of the tremendous
possibilities of good and evil that
are to be found in almost every
thought and word and action, we
sometimes wonder if there are
any "little things" in this world.
A tiny wire may carry a spark
that will blow up a mountain.
We do not laugh enough.
There is nothing more pleasant
to the ear than the merry laugh
of a happy, joyous person, and
nothing dives away gloom and
care like a good, hearty laugh.
Laughter and good humor make
a happy, pleasant home and a
cheerful bright home is the
greatest safeguards against
temptations for the young. Parents should guard against this
and spare no pains to make
home a cheerful spot.
The people who have so much
sympathy for those who have
gone beyond all earthly help,
might use a little of it in every day
life to a good and excellent purpose. The idea of kicking people
when alive and then for a person
to weep over their grave when
dead is what too many of us do
and is one reason why the world
is no better today. Speak your
kind words to the living, and
*\ hen you are dead j'ou need not
care what is said of you,
"Win the war by wearing soft
shirts," a college prbfdssor advises us. There are so many
wajsof winning the war that
we hope the old American way
of walloping the other fellow
will not be altogether overlooked.
New   Spring   Goods
Being   Shown:
Now
Dress Goods, Zephyr Ginghams, Prints, Art Muslins
and Art Draperies, Lawns, Nainsooks, Piques,
Self-Color and Fancy Striped
Cotton Crepes.
Advance Styles in Ready-to-wear Goods
Ladies' Wash Suits, House Dresses, and Wash Skirts,
Misses' Dresses and Pinafores.
Special Value in Ladies' Palm Beach Wash Suits,
Middys and Middy Coats.
A complete rage of Ladies' and Misses' Whitewear in
all lines.
Men's Department
Newest Patterns in Men's W.G. & R. Shirts.
Latest Spring Styles in Men's Tweed, Silk and Velour Caps.
Newest Shapes and Shades in Men's Soft and Hard Felt Hats.
Comox Assessment District
NOTICE is hereby given in accordance
with the statutes, that all assessed taxes,
income and school taxes asscsed and
levied under the "Taxation Act" • and
"Public Schools Act" are now due and
payable for the' year 1918. All taxes
collectible for the Comox Assessment
District are due and payable at my office,
situate in the Government Office, Cumberland, B. C. This notice iu terms of
law is equivalent to a personal demand
by me upon all persons liable for taxes.
Dated at Cumberland, B. C. this 29th
day of January, 1918.
JOHN BAIRD,
Assessor and Collector for the Comox
Assessment District.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
SPECIALS for SATURDAY
No. 1 Steer Beef
Round Roasts
Rump Roasts
Pot Roasts
A good supply of Pork, Veal
and Mutton.
Home-made Sausage
Head Cheese
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
Dance as usual in Ilo Ilo Hall
to-night 9 to 12.
WON HER THE RIGHT TO SKY TRIP.
A man doesn't discover that
there is a boundary line between
his own lot and his neighbor's
until the first snow falls and he
has to clean th'e walks.
Next Week At The
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Miss Clifton, Philadelphia society girl, wanted to take an
aeroplane flight with Lieut. A. J. Neale, who said he could
not take up anybody "with skirts on." A bargain was
made then and there that if the girl would create this new
aviation outfit for women, Lieut. Neale would take her for
a trip in the clouds.    Miss Clifton won as picture shows,
Would You  Miss  Your
Telephone ?
Do you fully realize what continuous telephone
service is? Despite the weather, accidents, or
anything that may cause interruptions, it is seldom
your telephone fails to respond to your need. That
your service is continuous is the result of much
work behind the scenes, effort that you never see
and seldom hear about. Nothing can take the
place of the telephone, and it is so much a part
of everyday life, that it would never do not to have
it ready at all times. Think what it would mean
if there were no telephone service!
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
U. B. C.   BEER
IS A PURE MALT BEVERAGE
which meets an adult human •
need that is almost universal.
PURE    BEER
like U.B.C., has a real food value and combines
the extracts of the choicest Canadian
Barley and Hops
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of your house with one of the famous HEDLITE
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direct concentrated heat waves and a cheerful
glow. For their size they are the best and most
economical heater ever placed on the market.
We give special rates for current with these heaters whereby they only cost 2\ cents per hour to
operate. One of these heaters placed in a bathroom on a frosty night will often save its cost in
burst water pipes with all their attendant incon-
vience and discomfort. See us about one now and
be ready for the next cold snap.
THE HOME OF ELECTRICITY
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. o. 314
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[established 24 years.]
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. Cumberland, B.C.
BAKERY RE-OPENS ~	
The NEW HOME BAKERY  iMafOCchi  Bl*OS.
Will be open again in the Old
Stand with a full supply of
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cake* a Specialty
NEW HOME BAKERY
J. HALLIDAY
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
Grocers and
Bakers
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
CHARLIE   SING   CHONG
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Hardware, Croceryware and
General Merchandise
CHARLIE SING CHONG,
West Cumberland. B.C.
HONG CHONG*'CO'.
Bevran,'B.C.
Complete Service to Ford
Owners Everywhere
COURTEOUS attention to your needs wherever you may
travel is something you appreciate, and being a Ford
owner you can get it.   You are always' 'among friends.''
There are more than 700 Ford Dealer Service Station)
throughout Canada. These are always within easy reach of
Ford owners—for gasoline, oil, tires, repairs, accessories,
expert advice or motor adjustments.
The cost of Ford Service is as remarkably low as the cost
of the car itself. Nineteen of the most called for parts cost
^only S5.40. Just compare this with the cost of spare parts
'for other care and you will realize the advantage of owning
a Ford.
Runabout - $475
Touring - - $495
Coupe - - $770
Sedan  • - - $970
THE UNIVERSAL CAR      One-ton Truck $750
F. 0. n. FORD, ONT.
E. C. EMDE, Dealer, Courtenay
Copenhagen
Chewing
IS THE WORLD'S BEST CHEW
I COPENHAGEN |
Ii.:: snuff ---J.
It is manufactured
tobacco in its purest
form.
It has a pleasing
flavor.
It is tobacco scientifically prepared
for man's use.
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.
Wines and Liquors for the Home
Place your Orders before Further Advance in Prices
After April 1st it will be impossible to secure liquor in B.C., and all standard brands are now getting scarce.
We are now offering some of the choicest brands of Wines and Liquors at the following attractive prices:
F. 0. B.   CALGARY
RYE WHISKEY <*. -*«.   g<_
1. Fine Old Canadian Rye $1.45 $14.00  $5.60
2. Fine Large Trial qts 2.25 21.00
3. Gooderham & Worts' Special... 1.90 19.00    7.25
8. Gooderham & Worts' ordinary 1.75 17.00    6.75
9. Walker's Canadian Club 2.00 20.00
10.   Walker's Imperial 1.85 18.00
SCOTCH WHISKIES Qts Cases     Gal.
12. Mcintosh's fine old Glenlivet $2.25 $22.50   $9.00
13. Mcintosh's large Oval qts 2.90 32.50
14. McAdam's old Highland Blend 2.40 25.00    9.50
16. Graham's House of Lords 2.60 27.50   11.00
17. Train & Mclntyre's Veteran 2.90 31.00
20.   Walker's  Kilmarnock    (Red
Label) 3.40 37.75
IRISH WHI8KEY Qt.. case.   g...
23. Belfast Fine Old Irish   $2.35 $24.00 $10.00
24. Belfast, large^Oval qt 3.25 34.00
25. Mitchell's Imported, imp. qt... 3.40 37.50
BRANDY Qts. Cases      Gal.
28.   Lavellier Cognac $2.45 $25.00 $11.00
30. Magnier Cognac 2.25 23.00     .
31, Hennessy Cognac 4.00 43.00
RUMS q>3
34. Fine Old Jamaica  $2.15
35. Imperial Qts 3.00
38. Fine Old Demarara 2,25
40. Finest Old Jamaica, O.P. 2.40
em Qts
42. Genuine Holland's Geneva     $2.35
(12 bottles in case)
43. Old Tom. Betts & Co. 1.60
44. Gordon's Dry Gin 2.90
47.   Gold Cross Canadian Hollands
(15 in case)      3.00
PORT AND SHERRY q.,
Feurheerd's Port    $1.15
Morgan's No. 3 Spanish Port 2.00
Fine Old Sherry    1.25
Amontillado, imported 1.90
St. Julien Claret  1.30
Zinfardel Claret        1.75
Cases     Gal.
$22.75 $10.00
32.00
23.75   10.50
26.00   11.50
Cases
$25.00
16.25
33.00
Gal.
$7.50
7.00
35.00    8.00
Cases
$10.50
20.00
12.00
20.00
12.75
18.00
U.B.C. BOHEMIAN
Per 2 dozen Pints
Per 1 dozen Quarts
Per Barrel
CA8CADE
Per 2 dozen Pints
Per 1 dozen Quarts
Per Barrel
BEERS
Gal.
$4.00
9.00
5.25
8.50
$Ii.25
3.15
14.50
$ 3.25
3.15
14.50
DISCOUNTS
On all above prices, following discounts apply:
Case Goods, on three bottles to six bottles, all 15c. per
bottle.
On quantities of six bottles and over, allow 25c. bottle.
Special price on 5 gallons or more on application.
DIRECTIONS FOR 0RDERIN8
All orders must be accompanied by Postofflce or
Express Money Order, Certified Cheque, or Cash in registered letter,    C.O.D. orders cannot be accepted legally.
Attach to the order your name and personal address,
and name of nearest station at which express agent is
located.
All Orders Sent Same Day as Received
Send orders and make payment order of   J
THE DOMINION DISTRIBUTING
COMPANY
304 11TH AVENUE EA8T,
CALGARY, ALTA.
it POUR
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Kjr^
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 1918,
will be held at the Court House, Cumberland, on Wednesday the 13th day of
March, 1918, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated at Cumberland, B. C„ February
21st. 1918.
JOHN BAIRD,
Assessor and Collector, Comox Assessment District.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
GOOD ACCOMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
WM.    MEHIUFIELD,    Proprietor
Uunsmuir Ave..       Cumberland, B.C.
T. D. McLEAN
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the HARMONOLA
All the latest Books,  Magazines
and Periodicals.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
B&K HAY, GRAIN
FLOUR AND FEED
Poultry Supplies
Cyphers' Incubators
Conkey's Stock Remedies
Conkey's Louse Killers
Building Lime
Agricultural Lime
Fertilizers
OAT FEED, the cheapest Dairy
Feed on the market, $28 per ton.
MIXED CLOVER and TIMOTHY
HAY, good quality, $24.00 a ton
while it lasts.
Ask your grocer for B. & K. Rolled
Oats, Split Peas, and Pearl Barley,
They are the best on the market.
THEBRACKMAN-KER
MILLING CO., LTD.
COURTENAY, B.C.
P.O. Box 248
Phone 66L
MUMFORD'S CASH GROCERY
PHONE 71
In view of the ever-increasing price of food stuffs, the
housekeeper's problem is
How to Effect a Saving on
the Grocery Account?
This can be done by shopping at the Cash Grocers,
where by cutting down the expenses to a minimum,
you are offered
The Best Quality Goods at
the Lowest Possible Figure
Watch the windows for Special Prices.   All goods are
marked in plain figures.
If you were asked:
"WHAT IS THE BEST SEWING MACHINEP"
You would say at once:
' THE SINGER
Have you practised what you preached and
bought one ?   If not, now is the time to buy one.
The Singer Sewing Machine Co. has arranged
with Mrs. King to keep machines on display.
Our agents are all practical men. They will fix
your machine no matter what the make. So leave
your orders with Mrs. King at her store, and she
will have the agent call on you when he comes.
ALL SINGER SEWING MACHINES are sold
on easy terms—$3.00 a month will buy one. Every
machine guaranteed by the Singer Sewing Machine
Company.
Needles, Oil and Accessories can be had from
MRS.   KING,
Confectionery, Tobacco and Stationery Store
CITY OF CUMBERLAND
NOTICE is hereby given that
the first sitting of the Court of
Revision to revise the Assessment
Roll of the City of Cumberland
as prepared by the Assessor for
the year 1918, will be held in the
City Council Chambers on Monday, April 1st 1918, at 7.30 p.m.
Any person having a complaint
to make against the Assessment
of himself or of any other person, must give notice in writing
stating the ground of his complaint, not less than ten days before the sitting of the said Court.
Dated at Cumberland this 27th
day of February, 1918.
A. McKinnon,
City Clerk.
TENDERS
Will be received by the undersigned for the renovating and
knlsomining of the interior of
Grace Methodist Church. All
material will be supplied. For
particulars and details of work
to be done apply at the Methodist Parsonage. Tenders to be
addressed to Edward W. Bickle,
P. O. Drawer 430, Cumberland,
B. C. The highest or lowest tender not necessarily accepted.
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS
COAL mining rights of the Dominion,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of the
Province of British Columbia, may be
leased for a term of twenty-one years renewable for a further term of 21 years at
an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not more
than 2,500 acres will be leased to one ap
plicant.
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 sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked
out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid
on the merchantable output of the mine
at the rate of five 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 mining rights are not
being operated, such returns should be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. Cory,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
r
EDWARD W. BICKLE
Notary Public and General
Insurance Aoent
Representing
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'
Agency.
Maryland Casualty Company
of Baltimore.
PHONES:
OFFICE 35        RESIDENCE 78
The ISLANDER BUILDING
DoatMUID Ml,, CUMIHtUNI. 1,0,
A. R. KIERSTEAD
GARAGE
CUMBERLAND,  B.C.
Any  Make  of Car Overhauled and Repaired.
Gasoline,  Oil,  Grease  and
Ford parts in stock.
FORD Repairs a Specialty.   Practically and Promptly Executed.
CARS   FOR    HIRE
f
ac
THE   BIG  STORE
NEW SPRING SILKS
IN OUR SILK DEPARTMENT we have
* received the very latest colors and designs. Owing to the scarcity of fine woolen
goods and the very high price of cotton, Silks
are to be very largely used this season.
In Messalines we have had delivered to us shades of Paddy, Navy,
Nigger Brown, Pale Blue, Old Rose, Cinnamon Brown, White and
Black.    The quality of this line is very fine and will give good
satisfaction.
In Silk Poplins we have on view all the leading shades in a quality
which we can recommend and which can be depended upon to give
good satisfaction.
Black Taffeta is very popular for skirts and dresses for the new
spring styles.
Durability Silk, 36in. wide, is another new line this season, in which
we carry the staple colors.   This is, as its name signifies, a hard
wearer at a popular price.
We have Pongee Silks on hand for spring wear, the largest stock of
Pongee Silks we have ever received, knowing as we do that for value
and service Pongee leads all other silks for children's, misses* and
ladies' wear. We can show you Pongee Silks from the very heavy
coating, which is luxurious in appearance, to the most inexpensive
lines.
New Carpets
Our stock of Carpets, while limited, comprizes tapestry, Brussels,
Jute and Axminster, in good colorings, at reasonable prices.
Scotch Stair Carpet, which was so scarce for some time, we have
now in two colors, at 75c. a yard.
Axminster Rugs.   We were fortunate in securing some of large size,
very heavy pile, at pre-war prices, owing to some slight flaws.   See
these before it is too late.
New  Umbrellas  with  very  Chic Handles
The Big Store is brimming over
with New Goods
Call and give us the pleasure of showing you some of the new lines.
For  SERVICE  and   QUALITY
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
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George Barrass
Late 102nd Battalion, C.E.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 360 Cumberland
Cumberland Tailor
Repairing, Pressing and  Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring a Specialty.
Phone 1
S.   ISAKA
Gent* Tailor* Price* Moderate
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See Mary Pickford in " Rebecca of
Sunnybrook Farm/' next Tuesday.

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