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VOL. VIII., No. 12
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
EVENTUALLY, WHY NOT NOW.-Rochester Herald.
Soldier Receives Parcel
Sometime during the latter
part of the year 1916 a Christmas parcel shower was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Cooke in this city for the soldiers at the front. The following acknowledgement has been
received by Mrs. Robert Hender-
son from the recipient of one of
these parcels:
France, April 6, 1917. Dear
Ella and Mrs. Henderson:—Your
lovely parcel received through
the Canadian Field Comforts last
night, and many thanks for it.
I appreciate your thoughtfulncss
very much and will never forget
your kindness. Your parcel was
one of the nicest I ever received.
The socks, handkerchiefs and
laces are things we need every
day and the cigars, cake and candies are a rare treat to the boys
over here. Little Ella's treat
was lovely, and I appreciated it
very much coming from a little
Canadian girl. The kindness of
the Canadian women and girls
will always be remembered by
their boys at the front. When
one thinks of the dear people at
home it makes you more determined than ever to see this awful
war through so that we can get
back to our own clear country and
. Mv address is No. 624439, Pte.
S. B*. Lucas, A Coy., 8th.,  Bat-
talion Canadians, B. E. F.,
France. If you care to write at
any. time I will do my best to answer. We dont get very much
time to write these days but I
toll send a card if nothing else.
I hope this finds you all happy
and enjoying good health as it
leaves me at present.
Thanks very much for your
kind Xmas wishes. They came
a little late for Xmas, but the
spirit was there. So thanking
you again for your great kindness. I am, Your Soldier friend,
The Spirella Corset is made to
your measure and fitted by an
expert corsetiere. Gives modish-
ness, style, refinement to dress;
perfect comfort and freedonrof
movement; retains its original
form permanently. The Spirella Service provides a trained corsetiere to serve you in your home.
She will submit styles, fabrics
and trimmings for your selection;
show you the exclusive Spirella
boning and advise with you without obligation on your part.
Appointment at your convenience at
Mrs. Roy Rideout's
Millinery Parlors,
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
J6AvSYooA>tYTH!lt4, ,
Last Sunday, June 3rd., an explosion occurred at No. 6 Mine,
when the survey party, comprised of three men and the fire
boss, lost their lives. The surveyor, George N. Bertram, who
was a young man, leaves a wid'
ow\and four little children. His
assistants were Louis Murdock,
who lived with his parents at
Cumberland, and John Brough,
whose home was in Nanaimo.
Frank Bobba, the fire-boss, leaves
a widow and one child. The party of four were working in a section known as Fat Sing's level,
when some gas which had ac
cumulated in a pocket exploded,
A rescue party were quickly ori
the scene and everything was
done with all possible haste to
free the men and restore them,
but they were suffocated before
assistance could be given them,
An inquest was held last Wednesday night, when the jury
brought in a verdict of accidental
death caused through an explosion of gas, and advised that tio
naked lamps in future be allowed
in No. 6 Mine.
On Wednesday the interments
took place. John Brough was
taken to Nanaimo by morning
train at 10.30. Frank Bobba was
conveyed to the Catholic Cemetery, and In the afternoon a joint
service was held over George N.
Bertram and Louis Murdock, at
which Rev. H. Wilson and Rev.
Mr. Alder officiated. The band
played very appiopriate selections. There were many floral
tributes and a very large company of sympathizers followed
the remains to the Cemetery.
The bereaved families have the
deepest sympathy of the Cumberland public.
To the friends who came to us
in our hour of trouble and contributed all that human kindness
could suggest, to help and comfort, we return most heartful
thanks; and although such devoted friendship cainot remove
the sad memories that linger
around our vacant chair, it brings
into view the brightest side of
humanity and throws the pure
light of an unselfish friendship
into darkened homes.
Mrs. Bertram, Mrs. Watson
and Family.
The following is a list of the
floral tributes:
Sprays: Mother, Mr. and Mrs. John
Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Nunns,
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Robertson, Mrs. Nor-
ris, Nanaimo, Mrs. A. C. Anderson, Nanaimo, Mr. and Mrs. Merrifield, Mr. T.
Richards and Family, Miss Ellen Reese,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Fraser, Mrs. George
Robertson and Family, Mr. and Mrs. T.
E. Bate, Mr. and Mrs. J. Baird Mr. and
Mrs. A. D. McKenzie, Nanaimo, Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Spicer, Mr. and Mrs. P. P.
Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Tarbell and
Family, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bickle, Mr.
and Mrs. T. H. Carey, Miss Christina
Bannerman, Mrs. Marocchi, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Liddell, Mrs. H. Creech, Foon
Seiu, Misses Hayman, Mr. D. Hunden,
and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Larson, Nanaimo.
Crosses: Mr. and Mrs. Parks and
Family, Mr. and Mrs. H. Murdock and
Family, Mrs. H. Reese and Family, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Sawford, Mr. and Mrs.
D. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. A. Carrigan,
Mr. Jas. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. T. Ben-
net and Family, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Clin-
Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie and Mrs. J. H.
Wreaths: Office Staff, C. C. (£) Ltd.,
Mr. and Mrs. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Rideout,,Mr. and Mrs. F. Dalby, Miss Phoemia
Brown, Mr. B. Andrews, Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. E. Norris, Mr. and Mrs. Cessford Jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Anderson, Cessford
Family, Mr. and Mrs. T. Caldeshead, Na-
Mr, and Mrs. H. Murdock and
family wishes to take this opportunity of thanking their many
friends who expressed their
sympathy in the death of their
loving son and brother, Lewis J.
The following is a list of the
floaal tributes:
Pillow: Family.
Wreaths: Lexxie Shearer, Mr.
Andrews, Office Staff, C. C. (D)
Ltd., Ladies Aid Presbyterian
Church, Mr. and Mrs. T. Cessford, Mr. and Mrs. F. Lefley,
Cessford Family, Mr. and Mrs.
F. Dalby, Mr. and Mrs. T, D.
McLean and Miss Hannah Abbot, Laura and Robert Robertson,
Mis. and Mrs. H. Creech and
Family, Mr. and Mrs James
Sprays: Mr. and Mrs. Fraser,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McMillan,
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Tarbell and
Family (2). Mrs. Bertram, Mr.
and Mrs. Rideout, Mr. and Mrs.
Baker, John Biggs Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. P. P. Harrison, Mr. and
Mrs. Mumford, Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Spicer, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Dallos, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Whyte, Hannah and Chrissie
Lockhart, Mary Gibson, Mr. and
Mrs. W. Bickerton, Union Bay,
Kate Scarvarda, Maggie Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bickle,
Mrs. Ethel Brown, Mildred Hal-
crow, Mr. and Mrs. W. Merrifield, Mrs. Thos. Bennet and
Family, Aileen Baird, Miss Rush-
ford, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Bate,
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Nunns, Mr.
and Mrs. John Scarvaida, Mr.
and Mrs. John Marrochi, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Gillespie, David Renwick
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Campbell,
Mr. and Mrs. T. Hudson, T. H.
Carey and Family, Mr. and Mrs.
Hunden, Misses Hayman, Miss
Double Sprays: Mrs. Leith-
head, Mr, and Mrs. W. Walker
and Family, Victoria, Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Parnham, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Liddle.
Crosses: Mrs. J. H. MacMillan and Mrs. J. McKenzie, Mrs.
D. Stephenson, Mr. and Mrs. D.
Basket: Mr. and Mrs. Alex.
French official. Heavy fighting south of St Quentin. We repulsed attacks between St, Quentin and La Fere.
German official, Our forces
have withdrawn from salient
westward to prepared positions
between canal and bend north
of Hallbent and the Douve Basin, two kilometers west of
Wornton, (this is the salient
British smashed yesterday).
Major-General Pershing, U. S.
A., reached British port today
and proceeded to London.
Paris Matin says additional
American flotilla to co-operate
with French warships in channel,
expected shortly.
Reported from British line in
Belgium this morning over 6000
prisoners passed back.
British took several German
batteries practically intact.
Night passed quietly on British
front in Belgium. All gains held.
London, June 8.—Italian statement says Italy now faces two-
thirds of entire Austrian army,
as result of withdrawal of men
from Russian front.
Enemy losses in counter attacking British terrible. British j
put three German planes out of
action near Dixmude. j
Russian congress of peasants
calls on army to submit todiscip-j
line and defend Russia.
It is better to have universal
service than to have universal disaster.
There was no need of such
flash head lines as some of the
British Columbia dailies contained in the early part of the week,
concerning the unfortunate accident at No. 6 Mine of the Comox Mines on Sunday. One paper said "five men were instantly killed by a terrific explosion
that wrecked No. 6 mine of the
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir,
Limited, and Cumberland felt
the heavy shock of the explo
sion. Owing to the fact that
it was Sunday there were only
five victims in the mine at the
time," and so forth.
The residents of the town of
Cumberland mourn the unfortunate acpident of last Sunday, but
it does not call for such flash
headings. There was a small explosion of Gas in the Machine
section of No. 6 mine of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir, Ltd.,
last Sunday morning which caused the death of George Norris
Bertram, John D. Brough. Lewis
J. Murdock, of the Survey department and Frank Bobba, a
fireman, at the same time. There
were other men doing work that
must be done when the mine is
idle, who did not know that any
accident had happened until they
came to the bottom of No. 6
shaft, The scene of Sunday's
accident is situated just outside
the City limits of Cumberland,
which covers about forty acres
of land, and the residents did
not know that any accident had
occurred until they were told.
Residents who reside within 200
yards of the mouth of the shaft
did not hear any noise, and the
fact that No. 6 mine was ready
for work the next day proves
conclusively that the damage to
the mine was almost nil. The
Comox mines today are under
able and capable management,
about the best in the Province,
who take every precaution for
the safety of their employees,
but such accidents as happened
last Sunday will occur in coal
mines accasionally but serve if
possible to spur us onward to
greater precautionary measures.
Although you will always find
more or less gas in coal mines,
No. 6 mine is just as safe today
as ever it was in the history of
the Comox mines, but as a matter of protection Thomas Graham, recently Chief Inspector of
the Province, and now General
Superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., putthe
mine on safety lamps on Monday
last and did not need any recommendation from a jury of farmers who were selected to act as a
jury on a coal mining accident,
which needs no comment.
A cloud of gloom and sorrow
hung over the city of Cumberland on Sunday, and during the
past week we all mourn with the
relatives the unfortunate accident of last Sunday.
Poet nor artist has ever been
able to portray the grave in colors of brightness and beauty.
Bryant in the "Hymn of Death"
could not make the subject
beautiful; and yet the cemetery
with its marble and dead, the
chair that has no occupant, the
fancied echo of the silent voice
and the vacant place in home,
social and lodge life, are mellowing and uplifting in their influence. They bring the best of
human nature into the fullness
of vigor, crowding hack the selfishness and imperiousness of
men, and impressing them with
the duty of recognition of the
value of friendship.   It is  the
Killam Bickle: At Vancouver,
B. C„ on Friday June 1st, 1917,
by the Rev. Mr. Wilson, of St.
Michael's Church, Louisa Jane,
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Bickle, of Cumberland,
B. C, to Arthur Sanderson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
Killam, of 915 23rd Avenue West,
Vancouver, B. C.
Service in Holy Trinity Chu-ch
Sunday evening at 7 o'clock,
WANTED:—A second hand cooking range and couch, cheap. Apply to Cumberland Dye Works.
FOR SALE: A five room house
with hot and cold water. Apply
William Potter, Cumberland.
- George Wilkinson, Chief Inspector of Mines, and Henry Devlin, Inspector of Mines for the
District, arrived in the early part
of the week and attended the inquest of the four men who lost
their lives in the No, 6 accident
of Sunday.
WANTED-Second hand Fotd
cor for cash. Must be in good
condition and a snap. Apply to
H. W. Bayley, Comox.
The Cumberland Follies wish
to thank the people of Courtenay
and Cumberland who assisted
them, by loan of cars, etc., in
their recent trip to Qualicum
Convalescent Hospital.
In the list of honors for Canadians announced in a recent dispatch, the Military Cross has
been awarded Lieut. A. H. Macfarlane, son of Mr. and Mrs.
David R. Macfarlane, of this city.
Edward Jones, of Bevan has
purchased a new Chevrolet automobile.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Weir
arrived, from Victoria on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Harrison
returned from a visit to Victoria
Saturday, by auto.
Dan Kane has purchased the
horses, wagons and teaming outfit from young Quey Hing, and
will carry on a regular teaming
F. A. McCarthy, manager of
the Royal Bank of Canada, returned from a two week? vacation on Tuesday.
Thomas McMillan, of Revelstoke, was here during the week
and attended the funeral of the
late Louis J. Murdock.
Robert Webster, of Portland,
Oregon, is here on a visit to his
Mrs. A. MacKenzie and family, of Victoria, arrived on Thursday. During their stay in this
city they will be the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Baker.
James M. Savage, general
manager of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., accompanied by Mrs. Savage, arrived
on Tuesday.
Aid. A. Milligan who has
been under treatment in one of
the Vancouver hospitals returned
home on Sunday.
Mr, Gideon Hicks, of Victoria,
representing the Heintzman Piano Co., is a visitor to this city.
Mr. A. S. Killam arrived here
mi Friday evening and will return to Vancouver tomorrow.
gloom of the church-yard thai reveal to ua%nore clearly the beauty
of life. It is the broken ties at
the grave that prompt us a fuller
appreciation of the tenderness
of the ties that are not yet broken
and so while we mourn the Infs
of our dead, we may rejoice that
there is no cloud so dark that
there is no light behind it. No
sorrow so poignant that there is
| not a balm for the wound it inflicts. THE ISLANDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. 0.
5!t? Jfilatttor
blished every Saturday by tin- Islander
Publishing Company .u Cumberland,
B.C.. Canada. Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.1 0;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscrii tions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
We all know that there is
something higher, better, and on
the whole, more satisfying than
self-indulgence. To sacrifice inferior desires, appetites or passions to the superior dictates ol
reason or principle whenevei
they clash; to give up selfish
whims or gratifications for the
happiness of others: to resign
any personal good, even to life
itself, for a gtand and noble
cause are all duties which we
acknowledge ought to be fulfilled
and those ol'us who are conscientious often succeed in fulfilling
them. But to do these things
with a glad heart and a joyful
countenance seems to most of us
too much to be expected. We
know that they are necessary to
the welfare of mankind, but to
each of us individually they seem
stern necessities which we must
bear as heroically as we can, but
in which we cannot hope to find
any other joy than that which
comes from the consciousness of
having performed a hard and
disagreeable duty. Now, although
this conclusion is vastly preferable to the selfish thoughtlessness
that consults only momentary
gratification, it is on a much lower plane than the spirit which exults and rejoices in the opportunity of doing good, even at the
expense of pain and self-denial
il is a great thing to have ac
quired the power of self-sacrifict
whenever duty demand! it, but
il is a no- greater tiling to havt
acquir' ii (he power of finding
pleasure in ii. He who with ,
.-.. :, reluctai uy itsign- his cher
i-hed desires, either al the call o
duty or for the sake of others,
mourning and grieving all the
tunc thai it must be so, merits
respect for his conscientiousness,
which will prove the nobler character. It is not, however, only
the individual who is thus benefitted by a joyful spirit of self-
sacrifice, but also his work. |
Nothing is ever done in the best
manner that is done without delight. The self-denial that is
performed as a burdensome duty
is far less valuable, for its life
and spirit are crushed out. The
stranger who takes charge of a
child may rigorously compel himself to undergo whatever self-
denial he thinks necessary to the
child's welfare; but let the mother come with her full loving
heart, and the sacrifice she makes for its good, without a shade
of regret or hesitation, will outweigh a hundred times in real effectiveness the heaviest self-imposed burdens of the other. The
same is true in every kind of
labor and in every relation of life.
The finest results can only be
obtained when a joyful spirit has
animated the worker, when no
trouble is deemed too much, and
no denial too great to accomplish
the end in view as perfectly as
possible. If, then, the character
and happiness of the individual
and his power for valuable work
depend so largely on his ability
to make sacrifices with a glad
heart and a willing spirit, it becomes a matter of the utmost
importance to discover how this
ability may be cultivated. It certainly can never be developed so
long as we look upon duty as a
drudgery and seek for our pleasure elsewhere. We must realize
what is, indeed, a living truth—
that duty of every kind has in it
the elements of pleasure, and if
we do not find and appropriate
them it is our own fault.
If we study the principles
of our life work, dwell upon its
details, and strive to perfect it
as much as possible, we shall insensibly learn to love it, and to
feel no sacrifice for it a burden.
So in our relation to our fellow-
men, if we can get into sympathy
with them, and come really to
desire their good, we shall soon
work for it with a pleasure and
avidity that will make self-denial
easy and natural. Indeed, pain
and pleasure are so intimately interwoven in our human life that
either alone seems to be incomplete. It is fonts to accept them
ooth. not for their own sakes,
but for something higher than
either, that we have at heart,
.mil that will make all sacrifice
easy, and all burdens light.
People of wealth and rank tan
commend good habits by showing
that they voluntarily choose them.
Toe great mass of thoughtless
and ill-taught people are sure tt
covet what they see is sought for
and pity lor his. disappointment, ■ by {hoge who havfj means Qn(|
butwecannotgivehimthehearty ]eigm,eat thdl. contl.0|. A wise
aimiration and approval that and exflct economy fa gfc |east ag
How naturally towards him who deg|rable ,„ the management of
spontaneous y and gladly makes 1 revenueofthoU8and8 of pounds
:*,,""i ■i'-nI' :i!' ^""^"^ as in the outlay of a weekly wage
of a few shillings.   Thrift and
In accomplish higher purposes
and nobler ends. The latter has
unfailing sources of happiness,
economy are not  merely special
virtues   for the poor ■ an erro-
,-uch as tte si li-indulgent n. ver neou8,dea ()f them whicn springs
know. Whnei er has a motive so
strong, and an end in view so
absorbing as to sink intocompar
from the false conception that
they mean little beyond the not
spending money   Nothing is fur
alive insignificance Ihe privation titer from the truth.    Economy
or sniveling necessary to accom- d°?s m£ mean  keeping money,
,.,..,      ,.      , n      • "lit exchanging it tor its utmost
phsh it, htts found a well-spring vah|t,    n£ ^ t|)jng3 nf |ife
of delight. Look at the young are jiuman love, physical health,
man, living for himself, to wHoni' mental enlightment and freedom
every self-denial that he makes of action, and in so far as money
cause's a hitler pang, and look at «! lau'ollt to fcurt' tllesef>lef
,        . ' ,    '. .     ,    i sings tor ourselves or for others,
him a lew years later, living tor; t is n(lt gpenti  lmt jnvested at
wife and child, continually sacri- the most  usurious of interest.
(icing his personal   comfort   fori Now, it happens,  as a matter of
their sakes, and rejoicing that he cpurso that rich people are often
can  do so.    Who can doubt  at:tn"^ wh" J*ve   U?e 'acuity of
.,       .   ,, .,    ,       •    ,i making, keeping and saving mon-
which period he was the happier qey   a facl,]tv,   nke all others>
Or take two men engaged in pub-; likely to he hereditary. A sen-
lie affairs: one if whom is plod-1 sible woman once said: "I go to
ding and scheming for office or m.V rich friends and learn how to
emolument, and yielding up the save, and to my poor friends and
The Possibilities
of the Telephone
There is an excellent instance in Vancouver
of how a suburban merchant built up business by
telephone. Two morals adorn the tale. One, that
such a possibility is open to every shopkeeper;
two, that with the telephone in the house one
never needs to travel, even as far as the corner
store. And the telephone is just as effective in
reaching outside points. No matter where you
want to go, the telephone will take vou. No time
wasted, no travelling expense.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. LL.D. D.C.L., President
OIIN AIIID, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES, Ass't General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits ol $1
upwards     Careful attention is given to every account.   Small accouuu
arc welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
irau .tls to be made by any one of tfiem or by the survivor. K50
SAVINGS   BANK:—This Bank pays interest at 3# per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
least hope or disappointment with
acutest regret; and the other
bent upon serving his country
and Beeuring her interests, laying
down chance after chance of personal gain without a murmur. It
needs no prophet to foretell who
has the  happier life in  store, or
learn how to spend." Nor is this
contradicted by the fact that
misers often have spendthrift
sons. A spendthrift is only a
miser in the bud -the root of mi-
serhood and spendthriftdom being identical to wit, the seeking
of our own selfish pleasure instead of our duty, and the good
of others,
=11 Wallpapei
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink  Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.     Ask  for
U.B.C; it's the beer of Quality-none better.
Beauty may be only skin deep;
»lS   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15c! a double roll, to the best ingrains.
Phone 14
♦ » »♦ »
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
■a> » » a> a> a> »  «  » •   '
<   a>»»»a>a)»>a)»a)«i«»a>« tfi>
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
Feature  Films Coming Soon
- at the -
Week of June 11th. \
11 The Crippled Hand." - Ella Hall.
A Bluebird Photoplay.
" Great Expectations." - Jack Pickford.
Five-Reel Famous Players.
These Films are From the Best Circuit
union hotel
Opposite the Railway Station
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a' strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
See The
"Girl From Frisco"
Every Thursday
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
When in need of a car ring up
80L.    Nanaimo and return the
same  day.    Terms   reasonable.
Fire wood  for sale.      Apply to
Phone S6 L. Happy Valley
Pure bred   White Wyandotte
eggs for hatching, $2.00 setting.
Siab Wood for Sale at $3.00 per
Load.   Cash or. Delivery.   ?hone
95 L.
RoystonSawmill Co,
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on'i 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.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
SCOTTOfi "PASHA*     j
Cranks and Invtntors of Many lortt
Ara Irata Whan Sarvanta Rigidly
Kaap Tham Out
You have bard work Indeed to (at
Into the War Ofllce nowaday! whan
yon wlih to aee anybody Important
there, eaya an English Journalist. For
a hoat of (uarda ot one aort or another hare to be satisfied, paaaed, and
propitiated ere you come to the man
you want to aee. Nor la this provision unnecessary, tor every day sees
an eccentric man or womai. trying to
get an Interview with some notability
In tbe various Government ofllces
about Whitehall.
"I want to see Lord Kitchener,
that's what I want!" exclaimed a
visitor to the War Ofllce Indignantly,
when he was stopped by a burly
policeman. "No, I haven't any pass.
But I've Invented something which
would drive all the Germans Into
Black Forest In a fortnight! What la
It? Never you mind what It Is, ycung
man!" went on the Irate visitor.
"Just take me to Kitchener's room,
that's all! I can't see him? And this
Is called a tree country! Well, then,
I'll Just go along to Buckingham Palace and see King George, and tell
him about It, that's what I'll do!"
Whether the angry m»n went to the
Palace or not the smiling policeman
never learned. But It is certain that
his chance of interviewing Lord Kitchener without some very special appointment was about as likely as his
seeing In the flesh the present Shah
of Persia!
Lunatic Almost Did It
Another crank did actually get Into
the Home Office some few weeks ago,
though how yet remains a mystery.
He must have smuggled himself in
somehow amongst a number of clerks,
about nine a.m., when there was
quite a little crowd entering. Anyway
a clerk found thlc stranger in his
room, and was blandly told by the
visitor that he was waiting to be taken to Mr. McKenna, with whom he
had an appointment. Luckily, the
young official quickly grasped the fact
that this man in his room was a lunatic, for he began to say things as to
rouse suspicions. So the clerk did a
very smart thing. Instead of raising
the poor fellow's temper by refusing
him he quite calmly asked the man
to follow him, and led by devious corridors until he found himself shown
through a side door into the strct.
What the demented one said when
that happened the clever clerk did not
wait to hear.
Only If you have a letter on you,
showing the actual appointment made,
do you get admission to the room of
a Minister at the House of Commons.
"One man came a month or so back,"
said a policeman on duty, "and told
us he must see Sir Edward Grey. It
was Imperative, as he could put him
up to a tiling or two which would
just about make all* America immediately ■end' thousands of men to help
the allies at the front! When we
told the man he had better write the
Secretary for Foreign Affairs concerning It he got wry much annoyed, and
finally wanted to know whether England wished to' win this war or not.
Then he tried a .new tack by vehemently declaring that I was preventing
England from winning It by my stopping him there; and, anally, I had to
summon another officer to remove him
altogether outside Palace Yard.''
Some Wonderful Schemes
"Beg pardon, can you tell me if
this la Mr. Lloyd-George's house, sir?"
■aid a lady to me in Downing Street.
I happened to be going myself. "Yes,
It is, madam," said I. "Oh, are you
going to aee Mr. Lloyd-George?" asked she.   I nodded.
"May I come in with you? I very
much desire to tell him something
about the drink question I think he
ought to know, as it Is extremely urgent." I had to explain that It was
quite Impossible for me to ask her
In with me; that she must ring and
ask for an Interview on her own account. Whereupon she got very angry
and called me many names.
It Is rare indeed that any unauthorised person does actually get Into the
presence of a Cabinet Minister In
this way. But it has been done. I
recollect one of the former secretaries
of a Prime Minister telling me how
he found a perfect stranger In a room
close by where the Cabinet was holding a meeting at No. 10 Downing
Street. The stranger quite politely
explained that ho was a stranger
from the United States visiting
London, who had thought he should
like to see the famous house,
and found the door open, strolled In
to ask someone if he might look
round, and had walked from room to
room, never meeting a servant till he
had come across the secretary. But,
of course, that curious chance could
scarcely happen once In half a century at ordinary tltueu. let alone when
a Cabinet meeting was In progress,
■0 thorough are the precautions which
are taken against unofficial intrusions
Among th* fighting Turks a writer
In th* Wtakly Seotsman suggests that
there mar be desoendanta of a little
Scottish jrammtr boy who was taken
eaptlve by th* Turk! at Routt*, In
Egypt, In U07. No adult prisoners
war* taken, th* army being p'.rjttcally
wiped out and It 1* not known why
th* boy's IU* was spared, But he net
only lived, but prospered, and visitors
In attar years who visited Jeddah, In
Asia Minor, found him possessed of
large properties, living as a Turkish
"Pasha," outwardly conformed to the
Mohammedan faith but Inwardly
mindful of his different origin. He
had forgotten his Scottish name, but
through all his adventures he had
clung to a small Bible which he had
with him in Egypt. On its flyleaf
he bad written in a boyish hand:
"J.M. is my name,
Scotland is my nation;
Perth is my native place;
And Christ Is my salvation."
Balling Weapon Freely Used, Admit!
a German Paper
Germans are complaining that th*
witty people of Brussels are making
the invaders the targets of their ready
shafts. "The ptople of Brussels,"
writes the "Frankfurter Zeltucg," "resemble the Parisians very much and
possess the same kind of 'blague.'
Their wit is exuberant and naturally
they make the Germans their victims.
The word 'boche' Is now used with
the diminutive ending by the people
ot Brussels. 'Bocheke, hocheke tut
t'en Ira' (little boche, little boche, you
will soon have to run away) sine the
ohildren of Brussels and when you
hear It sung in a fresh girlish voice,
you can't really get angry. Born oppositionists, as they are, how could
they suddenly drop their opposition to
us? They obey all the order or the
Governor in the moat correct manner
but their wit I occasionally very
galling." The paper perhaps referB to
the Incidents of tlit- people of Brussels
solemnly saluting hearses anil garbage wagons, pretending that the German Governor might he inside, when
that official had ordered them to salute
his carriage In the street
(lustrum Consul to Cleveland, Ohio,
who Is said to have played a prominent part, particularly In the neighborhood of Detroit, In organizing the
conspiracy which brought about the
demand for the recall of Ambassador Dumba.
Why Britain's Llnea Extend Slowly,
Frenoh General Explains
An officer of the French general
staff visiting London assures me, says
a writer In the English presi, that
French officers have absolutely no
fault to find with their English allies,
though he doea not deny that some
French people are growling. "We understand perfectly well," he aald, "that
when Marshal French preferred to establish his front In depth rather than
extend It to th* sides, It was because
he -wanted only successively to bring
th* newly-trained men Into the first
line that they might gradually become
used to the actual fighting, which at
this time haa become a war veteran'*
game Indeed. Let me emphaaise this,
however, that Marshal Frenoh In no
way doubts the valor ot the young
troopi sent from England, but at during his former campaign he haj always been used to handling an army
of professional soldiers and to commanding men In whom discipline In
face of the gravest danger has become an instinct, bo considers It necessary to complete (he training o.' the
bodies by a long apprenticeship In the
third and second lines.
"Now he has accomplished his purpose and he may send the men who
now constitute his rear lines Into
battle anywhere and at any time.
They will stand as firm and attack
with as much swiftness and strength
as their professional comrades who
form the nucleus of the British armies.
The same may be said, In fact, of the
soldiers now coming over from England after a longer training—they are
able to march direct from the transports into battle. As a matter of fact
the maps I have seen in England
showing a bird's-eye view of the British front were perhaps quite exact
months ago, but they are no longer so.
As for the reserves, itlll In England,
I am not permitted to say anything,
as the British War Office desires to
keep the exact number secret, rightly
asserting that the unknown Is very
often an important factor of success
In war."
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
ClULuiUilliu il^lils ol tile Doiilli iul
111 Manitoba, Sn-kHtchuwHi) al'd Albert...
the Yukon T. rriioiy. the Northwest Terrj
tunes and in a portion of ihe Proviuce ol
British Columbia, may be leased fur a term
"I: twenty-one years al all annual reiltal <>t
$1 an acre. Not mure than 2,600acres
will In- ltMst-d to one applicant.
Application for a lease luusl be inacif In
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent uf tlit- district in which the right
applied fur are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or loqal subdivisions
of sections, and in unsuiveyed territory
the tract applied tor shall he staked out by
theapplicaiit birnself,
Each application must be aoeompMiited
by s fee uf $5 which will be refunded il the
riphta applied forare not available, but not
utherwise. A royalty shall he paid on the
merchantable uui put uf the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with aworu return-ac
counting for the full quantity uf much
antablecual mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not beiitL' operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include tlie coal' mining
i iglits only, but the 1. Bsee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
forthe workinuuf ihe mine at the rate uf
For full informal ion application sh -uld
he made tu the Secretary of the Department uf the Interior, Ottawa,  or to   any
Agent or Sub Acmt ofDotiiinton Lai)da.
Deputy Minister of ihe Interior.
N.B- Unauthorised publication uf this
advertisement will nut be j aid for.
Splinter In the Heart
An operation unique In the annals
of surgery, the extraction of a fragment of hand-grenade from the heart,
was described at the Paris Academy
of Medicine by Professor Armalngaud,
of Bordeaux. The patient, a young
Parisian sergeant, was wounded In
the Argonne. A splinter lodged In the
heart, where It remained four and a
half months. Then Dr. Maurice Beaui-
senat undertook to extract It. Once
the heart was laid open the difficulties began. The fragment was very
awkward to catch and slipped from
the forceps several times before It
could be extracted, hut the heart continued to beat all the time. Although
complications were feared, everything
went well, and the sergeant could be
considered cured a month after.
Agent for tiie
Alex Henderson, I'roprfi'tt.r
Estllilfttea .mil I>im;mi - fit minimis
mi Application
The Spirella
Made-to-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply to
WesX Cumberland.
King George Hotel
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for PlLSENER Beer
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
I used the last of 1915 crop on
the 5th., Sept., 1916. These are
the greatest yielders and the
longest keepers 1 have grown in
17 years. 3 l-2c, lb., or 3c. by
the sack.   Phone 86 L.
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
for high prices. Don't eat out of a can. Plant
AND PLANTS in large variety. WRITE FOR
CATAOLOG, or Mr. A. H. Peacey, Cumberland,
will give your order careful attention.
Dominion Nursery Company
Vancouver, B.C.
Cumberland General Hospital.
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures fur the year ending
March :'>lst, liUT.
Where Boxing Is Popular
Many British soldiers' letters contain appeals for boxing gloves. The
traditional English sport Is more popular than ever and most of the regular
regimental or brigade entertainments
behind the lines take the Bhopn of
boxing tournaments. The officers encourage the sport ns promoting fitness.
Balance on hand April 1. 1916.. .$ 272.30 Salaries :
Provincial Gov. per capita grant. 5768.00 Maintenance	
Fees paid by patients  3470.40 Ughl	
Hauling Coal	
Doctors' percentage from Royston
Sawmill, Fanny Bay Shingle
Mill. TJrquhart'a Sawmill....
Balance on hand March 31, lilt 7.
i April $7-18.115
Mav  857.2-1
June  594.81
, July  7;j:;.<x;
Augusf   695.40
September     687.02
October  792,34
November  7SP.B7
December  H7X.7K
January  824.20
February  714.-H)
March  775.63
if. I.HI
Total $9510.70
Parsces lay their dead on da kha-
mas, or "towers of silence," where the
vultures clean tho bones, which lu a
month are removed and deposited In
deep wells containing the dust of
many generations.
To the Board of Directors of the Cumberland General Hospital, 1
hereby submit Receipts and Expenditures lor Ihe fiscal year-ending
'March 81st, 11)17. E ''
Certified correct: F. A. MCCARTHY,
I). R. HUNTER, Auditors,
I). PICKARD, Secretary. FOUR
The following is a list of six
pupils from each division who
have done best work during the
month of May:
Div. I, Foon Sieu, Robert
Robertson, Laura Robertson,
Maggie Cessford, Edward Creech,
Maude Creech.
Div. II. Edith Lockard, Edith
Horbury, Geneveive McFadyen,
Hannah Lockhart, Charlotte Carey, Vivian Aspecy,
Div. 111. Hector Stewart,
Hugh Strachan, Frank Potter,
Pearl Hunden, Naboru. K-. Abe,
Florence Wood.
Div. IV. Emma Mussatto,
Douglas Sutherland, Edna Marsh,
Edith hood, John Brown, Hazel
Div. V. Jack Peacey,. James
Halliday, Fanny Strachan, Blod-
wyn Williams, William Baird.
Div. VI. Phylis Boothman,
Mary Gillafrio, Katie Bono, Mary
Francioli, Melio Cressetti, Ella
Div. VII. Dulcie Odgers, Rusty Freloni, Chrissie Sutherland,
Sandy Bevis, Low Yuen, Leslie
Div, VIII. Gwendolyn Williams, Rosie Manincor, Margaret
Young, Willie Stant, Minoru Ta-
moto, Sidney Eccelston.
Div. IX. Olive Odgers, Jean
Weaver, George Mar, May Taylor, Mary Walker, Dorothy Maxwell,
The scholars and teachers contributed $11.50 during May to
the "Prisoners of War" Fund of
the Victoria branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society,
The teachers gave their usual
$12.50 to the local Patriotic Fund.
Mrs. F. Oliver
RAM,, London, England, and
Conservatoire of Music.Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. 43, Camp.
fr\ Special Silk
/ I Brocade Model in all
sizes. Also
newes t d e -
signsin Brassieres from
75c. to $2.00.
Shown at
On The
Tonight, At Ho P o
For Children:
Infants' Frocks, in fine lawn, with very pretty embroidery lace, neck and
sleeves, with a bow of ribbon.   Price $1.75.
Infants' Voile Frock, beautifully embroidered, ages 1 and 2 years. Price $2.75
Voile Embroidered Frock, an exquisite design made with a pretty yoke of
fine Val. lace and fine embroidery.   Price $3.95.
Children's White Cotton Wash Hats, 5(fy each.
Infants' and Children's Bonnets and Hats in a variety of styles from 75^ to
Small Boys' Wash Hats, Just-rite for summer, good washers.   35/ each.
Boys' Summer Overall Suits, from 3 to 6 years, blouse and pants. Price $1.00
Leader in children's black openwork Stockings, regular prices 30c. to 50c. a
pair, special price to clear, 15/ a pair, or 7 pairs for $1.00.
Special lot of Girls' good Washing Dresses, last season's styles, were $1.25.
To clear for 75/ each.
Girls' Jack Tar Middy in white, with assorted colors on collar.   95/ up.
For Ladies:
Ladies' Embroidered Waists, eight different styles, in nearly all sizes, made
with good quality muslin, and dainty embroidery.    All o'ne Price $1.50.
About 3 doz. Colored openwork Hose to clear at 25/ a pair.
Ladies' Smart Outing Hats, just arrived.  Prices $1.25 and $1.50 each.
New Paisley Pattern Waists with smart collar.   Price #2.50.
New Norfolk style Middy, white with colored band, really very smart. $2.25.
Phone 3-8
Principa) repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April nnd 1st .October by
chorine (free of exchange nt any chartered Bank in Canada) at
the rate-of five per ceni per annum from tho date of pure base.
Holders of this Hlook will have the privilege of surrendering
al par and aecrued interest, as tlie equivalent of eash, jn pay-
ini'iii of any allotment made under any future war loan issue in
< 'anaila. oilier than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like Rhorl
date security.
Proceeds of this Block are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per conl will be allowed
to recognized bond and stin'k brokers on allotments made in
respect of applications for this stock which bear .heir stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of
Finance, Otiawa.
OCTOBER 7th, 1910.
Merchant Tailors
The Latest in Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5 Opposite Postofnce, Cumberland, B.C. P. O. Box 350
One Moment, Please!
We wish to draw tht' attention nf every house-wife in Cumbeland
to our Electric Cooking Campaign.
We have in stock a very limited number of Electric Ranges purchased during normal times and which we are putting on the market
al the prices then prevailing.
These Ranges are an acquisition to any home, and as labor-saving
devices are without equal.
With one of these Ranges in your home you are spared the necessity of standing over a hot stove on a a hot summer day, as, when you
wish 10 cook a meal, all that is necessary is lu turn a switch crd the
heat is there in a small fraction of the time that it would take lo
kindle a lire. Then, again, there is no dirt, cooking utensils are always spotlessly clean, and above all, there are NO ASIiES.
"But ihe cost of current," we hear yuu say.
Well, in order to get Electric Cooking established in this city we
are offering the fallowing low rates on all Ranges connected:
First 50 kilowatt hours 7/ per k.w.h.
"   50 to 75 k.w.h KS\f "
"   75 to 100 k.w.h 6/   "
. "    11)6 and over 5/   "
This compares favourably with coal, and at the  same  time  you
■ are enabled to do your Electric Ironing, or use any other Electric labor
saving device at the same low rales.
But you must ACT QUICKLY, as when these Ranges are sold
prices will advance nearly 100$ on our new stock. ^
Sec us NOW; do not delay or you may miss this splendid opportunity. Several of our leading citizens are already "Cooking the
Electric Way," and without exception they come to us and say: " Why
did you not tell us of this before?"
Further information is yours for the asking.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamel ware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Bex 279
Phone 31
!      FIRE   INSURANCE     I
5 ,     *
fi Queen Insurance Company, \
(Fire and Automobile,) and |
National Fire of Hartford, j
_ fl
Your Child's Musical Future
Begin early, and begin Right
is old, old advice.    And it
is Good advice if yon would
have your child grow up a
real music-lover.
Begin Right- don't let your
child's taste be tainted at
the start. A good Piano
means good  musical sense.
True appreciation of tonal
quality will come if you first
choose the
Light, flexible touch, too. because its action is so delicately responsive.
Il is Canada's Greatest Piano—loved from coast to coast for its richness and
charm.   Its price is unusually low for quality so unusually high.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
" Nanaimo's Music House,"
22 Commercial St.,
Nanaimo, B.C.


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