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iogislatibn Library
THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII.. No. 27
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
HIS ANNUAL CUT.-British and Colonial Press.
Exemption from service, under
the Military Service Act, may be
claimed ■ on eight separate
grounds. The forms of application which will be available at
postoffices throughout the Dominion in the course of a few
days, make this clear. The
(rrounds are:
First—Importance of continuing employment in hsbitual occupation.
Second—Importance of continuing employment as—: for
which he is specially qualified.
Third -Importance of continuing education or training.
Fourth—Serious hardship owing to exceptional financial obligations.
Fifth—Serious hardship owing to exceptional business obligations.
Sixth—Serious hardship owing to exceptional domestic position.
Seventh—Ill-health or infirmity
Eighth—Adherence to religious denomination, of which the
articles of faith forbid combatant
The form is drafted much af
ter the style of a ballot paper.
The applicant for exemption is
required to place a cross opposite
the grounds on which the claim
is made. His case will then go
to the local tribunal to which
proof in support will be submitted.
Application for ' exemption
may be made not only by the
man himself but by his employer or a near relative. In Great
Britain claims for exemption on
the ground of a man being inde
spensable in his civil occupation
are generally made' by the em
ployer, who appeals to the tribunal on behalf of his men. It
is felt that such a claim can best
be made by the employer. In
any event, a man claiming essential occupation would need to
have the support of his employer
to his claim.
The forms of military report
are equally simple. These will
be used by men who do not wish
to claim exemption.
They avoid the necessity of reporting in person until such time
as a recruit is called up for service.   The declaration reads:
"I hereby report myself for
military service. I will report
myself for duty w.hen called upon by notice mailed tome at—."
Blanks follow for the name and
address of the recruit, his status,
whether a bachelor or a widow-
er, his present occupation and
the name and address of his employer.
Both classes of forms are now
in the hands of the printer and
will be distributed immediately
they are available.
Members of the civil service
who are in the first class to be
called under the Military Service
Aet have been ordered to present
themselves for medical examination, and the first will go before
the local board at the base recruiting office on Friday.
National service will be the
central idea governing appeals
to local tribunals under the Mili-
tarp Service Act. It is unlikely
that a hard and fast line will be
drawn between trades or branches Df trades. To lay down
that certain occupations would be
exempt without consideration
for the individual case, or general or local conditions, would,
it is felt, lead to unfairness.
While, therefore, tribunals will
act under general regulations,
each case of appeal for exemption
will be considered an its merits,
especally in regard to its bearing
on national conditions. If
man's occupation is essential and
the tribunal feels that he can
render greater national service
while following it, he will be ex
empted from the army.
Again, where undoubted hardship would follow from the man
being called to the colors- as in
the case of an only son with a
dependent widowed mother—the
special circumstances will be taken into consideration.
Medical boards have now been
established at practically every
mobilization centre. Orders
providing for their establishment have been sent to the general officer commanding of each
military district.
Mr. W. B. Mclnnes, Liberal
candidate for the district, spent
the week end and Monday in
this district visiting Cumberland,
Comox, Courtenay and Campbell River renewing old acquaintances, and left on Monday evening for Powell River via Nanaimo, Mr. Mclnnis expects to return in about ten days.
Miss Pineo, of Alberni, arrived
on Tuesday on a visit to her sister, of the Cumberland General
Hospital Staff, and left for home
on Fi iday.
The annual meeting of the
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir
Limited Medical Fund was held
in the Ilo Ilo Theatre on September 16th. It was intended to be
a joint meeting of the Medical
Board and Agreement Committee. The attendance was small
and it was decided to proceed
with Medical Board business only, leaving the suggestion made
by the Workmens' Compensation
Board that the payment of compensation for injuries received
be based on the average wage,
until some future date, with a
larger attendance and a more
representative gathering.
Mr. John Comb, chairman of
the Medical Board, occupied the
chair and in a few well chosen
remarks called upon the Hon.
Secretary, Mr. P. S. Fagan to
read the Twenty-Fifth Annual
Report, which showed a balance
on hand of $4117.61. The financial report was adopted as read
and a hearty vote of thanks was
tendered the Hon. Secretary for
his very efficient service, which
was rendered without any remuneration whatever.
The following was the result of
the election of representatives
for the surface and underground
of the various mines: No. 1
Slope, No. 4 Mine, Samuel Mc-
Leod and Daniel Stewart; No. 2
Slope, No. 4 Mine, Wm. Bever-
idge and John Bennie; surface
of No. 4 Mine John Comb, A.
J. 7'ay'or, R. H. Robertson; underground No. 5 Mine, James
Brown and John Horbury; surface of No. 5 Mine, Thos. • E.
Bate and George Ramsell; underground of No. 7 mine, Bevan,
William Keenan and James L,
Brown; surface No. 7 Mine,
Bevan, Daniel Bannerman; Union Bay, Machine Shop and loading wharves, E. T. Searle and
George C. Campbell; to represent the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir Limited, P. S. Fagan
and D, R. Macdonald.
The meeting then took up the
question of complying with the
Compensation Act as to the supplying of Medical Aid and pointed out that under the present
system of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir Limited Medical Fund
the employes, their families and
dependents receive free medical
aid, and they are desirous for
the continuance of that system,
which is of a very material advantage to an employee with a
family or an aged father and
mother depending upon him. The
Compensation Act supplies free
medical aid to the injured one
only and to comply with the request of the Workmens' Compensation Board the following resolution was adopted unanimously
and authorized to be inserted in
and made part of the Constitution and By-laws of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Limited Medical Fund:
That at the request of the
Compensation Board we add to
our By-law immediately following Section 3 and to be known as
Section 4: To fumish members
all medical aid as set forth in the
Workmens' Compensation Act,
Section 21, subsection 1 and 2,
and to seek the approval of the
Workmens' Compensation   Act.
This was passed to allow the
Medical Board to carry on their
business of supplying free Medical Aid to their members, families and dependents as usual.
A hearty vote of thanks was
tendered the chairman and the
Board for their faithful services
during the past year and the
meeting adjourned subject to the
call of the Hon. Secretary.
The conviction and proceedings
made by Joseph Shaw, local magistrate, in the case of Lenong
Sing, charged with keeping a
common gaming house in Chinatown some time ago were up on
certiarari at Vancouver recently.
The conviction was quashed
and the fine of $100 was ordered
to be restored to Lenong Sing.
Mr. Justice Murphy further
ordered that all costs be paid by
Joseph Shaw, the local Magistrate.
It is very unusual to order costs
against the Magistrate, and is
only done.under very exceptional
circumstances. In fact we believe that Mr. Shaw is the first
Magistrate in British Columbia
who has been ordered to pay the
cost on the quashing of a conviction. It is said that the costs
Mr. Shaw will be called upon to
pay will be somewhere in the
neighborhood of $350.
Miss Rubina Elizabeth Louise
Bickle, eldest daughter of ex-
Mayor and Mrs. John Bickle,
was married at St. John's Church,
Ladysmith, at 7 o'clock Tuesday
morning, to Dr, Jay Harry Mc-
Cormack, formerly of Ladysmith,
but now of Mabton, Wash. The
Rev. Canon Leakey performed
the ceremony. Miss V era Bickle,
sister of the bride, and Miss
Bella Gourlay were bridesmaids.
Mr. B. E. Perritt supported the
bridegroom. Mr. Frederick Fisher played tbe wedding march as
the bride entered the church on
the arm of her father. She wore
olive. Miss Vera Bickle wore
navy blue with pink hat and
Miss Gourlay, grey with a pink
hat. Dr. and Mrs. McCormack
set out on their honeymoon tour
by motor to Victoria on their
way- to the Sound. They will
live at Mabton. Miss Rhoda and
Miss Eva Bickle, the bride's
cousins, came down from Cum
berland for the ceremony.
The Red Cross Society acknowledge with thanks the sum
of five dollars from Mrs. Rosie
Adams, Palmist, upon her departure from Cumberland.
The regular monthly meeting
of the Canadian Red Cross Society will be held in the basement
of the Presbyterian Church on
Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25th,
at 3.30 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C, Baker left
for Victoria on Friday for two
weeks. Mr. Baker will take the
place of Mr. Biowning at Victoria during the absence of the
latter while on a vacation.
James M. Savage, General
Manager of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Limited returned
from a visit to Victoria and Ladysmith on Wednesday.
A report of the proceedings of
the city council will appear in
our next issue.
The usual Saturday night dance
will be held in Ilo Ilo Hall from
9 to 12.
Miss Ruth Clinton of the staff
of Victoria Jubilee Hospital, is
here on a visit and will leave
shortly for overseas service.
The City Council have decided
to build an ash sidewalk in front
of the City buildings. Concrete
would be too much of a luxury
tor the citizens of  Cumberland.
Misses Cox, Tobin and Hachcy
of Boston, Mass., who have been
spending a two months vacation
as the guests of Mrs. Nash, left
on Monday for home. Mrs. Nash
accompanied the visitors to Vancouver.
Service in Holy Trinity Church
on Sunday morning, Sept. 23rd.,
at 11 o'clock, with Holy Communion, Rev. Arch. Collison officiating.
Mrs. E: R. Hicks will receive
at her home, Windermere Ave,
on Thursday afternoon, Sept.,
27th., from four to six p. m.
Mrs. H. B. Conrod returned
on Saturday from a two month's
visit to friends at Vancouver.
Mrs. J. V. Nordgren and family left for Seattle and Belling-
ham on Sunday on a visit to
Mrs. James Hood left on Monday for Peachland on a visit to
her parents.
Eva G. Bickle left for Ladysmith on Monday and returned
on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Wadding-
ton and family left for Victoria
on Monday.
A. T. Stephenson, chief of the
ProvinciarPolicefor this District,
with headquarters at Nanaimo,
was here on an official visit on
W. P. Grant, barrister, of Vancouver, was here on Monday in
connection with the Chinese
gambling cases, which were adjourned for an additional eight
H. J. Knott, Island Manager
of the Monarch Life Insurance
Company, arrived on Tuesday.
While here he appointed Mr. A.
J. Taylor local agent and left for
Courtenay and Comox on Wednesday.
J. W. Cooke, J. R. Lockard,
Wm. Merrifield,'M. DeCeour and
Charles Grant have just returned
from a week's hunting trip to
Denman and Hornby Island?.
The hunting party were very
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Methodist Church will hold a sale of
work and Afternoon Tea in the
School Room of the Church on
Wednesday afternoon, September 26th. Tickets for the Tea
will be 25c. each.
George Wilkinson, of Victoria,
Chief Inspector of Mines, arrived
on Tuesday and spent three days
visiting the Comox mines and
left for Victoria on Friday.
Hon, Wm. Sloan, Minister of
Mines, arrived Tuesday, On Wednesday the management of the
lo-jal mines escorted the distinguished visitor around the mines.
The large light on the corner
Dunsmuir Avenue and Third
Street was burning at 8 a. m.,
on Tuesday morning when the
sun was shining bright. It
would be well to reserve that
power for the early hours of the
Under the auspices of Benevolent Temple No. 9 Pythian Sisters, a whist drive and dance
will be held on Sept. 26th, 1917.
Wnist drive to commence at 7
p.m., in the Fraternal Hall. Admission 25c. Refreshments to
lie served. Dance to commence
at 9.30 in Ilo Ilo Hall. Admission, Gents, 50c, Ladies, 25c.
The proceeds to lie devoted for
the benefit of returned soldiers
at Qualicum Beach.
The management of Ilo Ilo
Theatre have received notification from the finance minister
that the war tax on admissions
to the picture shows will go into
effect on October 1st. The t: x
on 15-ccnt shows has been fixed
at two cents on each ticket sold.
This tax has been in operation in
eastern provinces for over a year,
the rate of tax varying in different provinces. TWO
Bit? MamVr
Published every Saturday by iHl- islander
Publishing Company al Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone .'J-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00|
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 1917
When Sir Wilfrid says the sub
ject of an election at this time is
much discussed, he makes no
mistake. His reference to it in
answer to a letter in which the
subject is not mentioned is surely
the token of a conscience not
quite at ease. And he may well
be uneasy because the responsibility for the election is all his
own; he has worked systemati
call-y for a party fight for at least
eighteen months. When he
agreed to the first extension, he
did it with the mental resolve
that there would not be another.
Before parliament met in January, his chief henchmen were
out, no consultation having previously taken place, declaring
there would be no more exten
sion. When Sir Robert went to
England, two of Sir Wilfrid's
chief lieutenants came to Western Canada, ostensibly to. look
into the- railway situation, but
really to prepare the party men
for election fight*'. With these
manoebvers going on, Sir Wilfrid
was refusing to fill vacant seats
by acclamation and was thus
bringing about by his own action
the very situation, or much of
it, on which he subsequently
based his refusal to support ex
tension. He did this on the flimsy pretext that the seats had
been vacated otherwise than by
death. But the truce on by-el
ections had to do with the filling
of the seats and not with their
vacation. Having thus worked
most astutely and systematically
for party ends, is it any wonder
that well meant efforts at coalition or national government have
so far broken down? Sir Wilfrid
has himself been the great and
potent obstacle to a national government.
The ground having been so far
cleared, Sir Wilfrid's confidence
in himself, up to a certain point,
is sublime. Mis party shattered,
he nevertheless sees -himself in
power and confides his Intentions
to the nation.
Briefly his position is this:
(1) At the very moment when
Canadian troops are covering
themselves with further glory,
and their Commander-in-Chief is
asking for re-infoi cements— the
only men a Canadian statesman
has any right to listen to -Sir
Wilfrid proposes, after he has
won his election, to goto the Im
perial authorities for a policy, or
lo find a back door exit from the
plain path of duty. What an ab
dicatlon of leadership on the part
of a statesman whose followers
put up an historic fight on the
naval bill to establish their view
of Canada's right to do Canada's
business in these very matters!
(2) Having been up to now
the chief obstacle to a national
government, Sir Wilfrid nevertheless is going to form one. But
then he will be at its head. No
wonder he wants a party fight.
(3) We are to have "a vigorous
and compact system of voluntary
enlistment."   It    will,   judging
by the last three years, be much
more compact than vigorous. A
further pursuit of the voluntary
system means that those who
wish may still volunteer but
those who don't may stay at home
and profiteer. Indeed, Le Canada, Sir Wilfrid's organ, specifically stated the other day that
Canada's duty from now out may
be mainly the supplying of food
and munitions. What a sacrifice
to make munitions at six or eight
dollars a day, and to raise pork
at seventeen cents a pound on
the hoof!
(4) The wealth of Canada is
to contribute its proper share of
our burdens. Very right, but
when did Sir Wilfrid find this
out? He certainly had not made
the discovery when he aided and
abetted the member for Pietou
(E. M. McDonald) in vigorous
opposition to the business profits
taxation of the government, and
seriously considered dividing the
House against the taxation.
There would have been a Coal
ition Government to sponsor the
Act and carry on the war, but
for the fact that Sir .Wilfrid
would not ffive his personal support to compulsory service. He
is unprepared to say that even
if, after ,an extended further
trial of voluntaryism, it should
fail, he would be prepared to
support the raising of reinforcements by selective draft.
"This, of course, puts Sir Wilfrid Laurier wholly out of touch
with the people of Canada from
whose homes men have gone to
risk life and all they have and
are in this war.
"They cannot support him in
this attitude. And because of
the kind of support that this attitude will draw to him, they
must oppose him and compass
the defeat of the forces that will
gather behind him.
"Sir Wilfrid Laurier, like
many others, appears to have
the view that this is a private
war in which anybody may quite
properly decide for himself
whether he will take part or remain neutral. It will scarcely
do to entrust the government of
the country in the midst of a war
to men committed to such a view
as this. Those who do not regard this as a private war in
which only those need engage
who chose to do so, but who
maintain that Canada is at war
and that the nation should act
accordingly and call upon all men
to perform their duty, and elect
representatives that will carry
out thatpolicy."--Montreal Star.
If you want knowledge, you
must toil for it; if food, you must
toil for it; and if pleasure, you
must toil for it. Toil is the law.
Pleasure comes through toil, and
not by self-indulgence and indolence, When one gets to love
worl;, his life is a happy one.
Good actions give strength to
to ourselves, and inspire good
actions in others.
Notary Public and General
Insurance aoeht
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iiw»;it>ii Cituyit.ij
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tiKttcta1 Q»$etv«u,
Newest Creations in Millinery and Millinery Accessories
Ladies' and Misses' Tweeds, Beaver Cloth and Astrachan Coats
at Popular Prices
Ladies', Misses' and Children's Sweater Coats and Sweater Sets
Fall Dress Goods and Coatings
Special Value in Dress Goods, fast dyes and popular prices in
Serges, Poplins, Cashmeres, Tweeds, Gabardines and Bengalines,
novelty weaves in plain and fancy Voiles, Marquisettes and Silk
Broche, light shades suitable for evening wear in costume lengths
only. Coatings in 54inch widths in Blanket Cloths, Chinchillas,
Sport Checks in light and dark shades; also Shepherd Plaids in
small and large checks.
C.C. a La Grace Corsets.—Comfort, good style, perfect fitting and
durability emphasized in every pair. Complete range of
new models now being shown.
Special Value in Invictus Shoes.—(The best good shoe for women)'
in light grey and chamois, color cloth tops with patent and
vici kid vamps, Cuban and Louis heels.
when travelling; it is nothing when telephoning.
When you travel, you take time to get ready,
and you subject yourself to a certain amount of
inconvenience en route to your destination.
When you telephone you simply go to the other
side of the room and talk. It is a face to face
conversation, with the elimation of every inconvenience.
Travelling, too, depends on the weather; you
can communicate at any time by telephone.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., I.L.D., D.C.L., President.
SIR JOHN AIRD, General Manager      H.V.F. JONES, Ass't den. Manager
CAPITAL, 15,000,000.       RESERVE FUND,. 13,500,000.
. Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is Riven to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor.
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
Prohibition Oct. 1
U.B.C. Beer
There are only a few days left,
U.B.C Beer is the people's favorite drink. U.B.C.
is brewed from the highest grade malt and hops,
and will keep in any climate for any length of time.
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.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C. 4
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
Magnet Cash Store
P.O. Box 279 Phone 31
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.
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
COAL milling rights of tho Dominion
in Mnnitiiha, Smkmcliewnn nnd Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
torioe and iu » portion i'l the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at sn annual rental of
fl minora. Not more than 2,500 aores
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, ot legal subdivisions
of sections, aud in umurveyed'enitory
ihe tracr. applied for shall he staked out by
thcapplioaiit himself.
HSich application must be aceompanied
by a fee of go which will be refunded ii the
ri'uhts applied forare not available, bui not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on 'he
merchantable output of the mine al the
rate of live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine »hall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
counting for the full quantity of mi rch
antable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal iniuiag lights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least onoe a year.
The lease will include the coal mininv
rights oniy, but the 1-saee may bo permitted to purohase whatever available sur
face rights may be oonrtdered necessary
fortheworkiueofthe mine at the rate of
For full information application should
he 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—Unauthoriied publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
King George Hotel
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
oni 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.
Aak for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
i     FREE!      I
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| JUST ISSUED"Most ComPlete New War |
| Map of Fighting Area in Europe--a marvel of detail; x
^ of special interest to Canadians; every point of in- $
| terest easily located; size 2 1-3x3 1-4 feet, in four J^
y colors.   Map is embellished with Ǥ>
p <&
| Badges Representing All Canadian f
Battalions. f
Each map in cover of very neat design.   The very Jf
map our Canadian" soldiers will endorse, and the 1>
map that makes the war understood.   Progress of 1|
armies easily followed.   Could not be produced un- <^
der two dollars a copy.   It is Y
FREE With The Family Herald   1
and Weekly Star of Montreal,     f
Canada's Greatest and Best Weekly-new Subscrip- ^
tion price, $1.25 a year.   Every home in Canada <§>
should have it.   Don't be without a War Map— &
without it, the war is a mystery. #
The Family Herald, Weekly Star and Cumberland T
Islander will be furnished to subscribers for $3.00, £>
per year. T
Cumberland Patriotic War Fund.
Statement for the month of August, 1917:
Balance on hand end of July... .$4190.88
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Limited      25.00
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Limited, Employees  1162.00
Govt. Employees      10.60
City Collections     41.70
Interest from Royal Bank for 3
months      42.91
Total $5423.09
Mrs. E. Pearson $ 17.50
" M.E.Scott  12.50
" J. E. White  12.50
" J. C. Brown '.. 22.00
" ESimms  12.50
" C. Jewitt  15.00
" B.Nicholas  17.50
" M. Brown  15.00
" J. Elliott  12.50
" G. H. Darby  12.50
" G.F.White  15.00
" S.Cameron  29.50
" D. T. Cameron  30.00
" E.Davis  23.50
" C.Thompson  33.50
" F. Brentnall  12.50
" J. Scougall  23.00
" R. Peters  19.50
" RThompson  32.00
" R. Herd  19.50
" L. Piket  17.50
" M.Cope  17.50
" A. Ponder  15.00
" C. Macintosh  15.00
" M.Ellison  23.50
" W.M.Brown  22.00
" H.M. Wallace ' 17.50
" G. Brown  17.50
" H. B. Conrod  25.50
" W. J. Fraser  19.50
" M.Walker    15.00
" F. Slaughter  15.00
" J.Ward  18.50
" F. P.-Davidson  21.00
" A. Barber  12.50
" Florence Davis  18.50
" M. Watson,  12.50
" E.Haywood  12.50
W. M. Brown  9.00
Postage and War Tax  1.49
Balance on hand  4740.10
Total $5423.09
R. HENDERSON, Sec.       F. A. McCARTHY, Trcas.
Have your Suits. Silks, and
Household Furnishings Cleaned,
Dyed and Repaired at
1223-1231 Gladstone Avenue. Victoria, B. C.
FOR SALE. — Tenders wanted
for the purchase of the Theobald property, situated on lots
7 and 8, block 15, corner of Penrith Ave. and 5th St., Cumberland, B.C. This is a very desirable four-roomed house, also
pantry and bathroom. Pantry
and bathroom are both fitted
with hot and cold water; also
flush closet and septic tank.
Large roomy basement with hot
air furnace and basement kitchen; also hot and cold water
in basement.    The highest or
• any tender not necessarily accepted. Tenders will close on
Tuesday, September 25th 1917.
A. McKinnon, Executor.
The drawing for the picture
which was presented to the Red
Cross Society by Miss Collis, will
take place at Mr. Peacey's Drug
Store on Saturday evening, Sept.
29th., 1917, at nine o'clock.
Mr. Dolan of New York, Jack
Mullhall, Saturday, Stpt. 22nd.
Flower of Doom, Wedgewood
Nowell and Gypsey Hart, Saturday, September 29th.
The Hero of the Hour, Jack
Mullhall, October 6th.
Birth of Patriotism, a five-reel
modern war story.
Eternal Love for Saturday,
October 20th., a Butterfly special.
The Phantom's Secret, Mignon
Anderson, and Haywood Mack.
in Butterfly feature.
The Lonesome Chap, Louise
Huff and House Peters.
Sleeping Fires, Pauline Frederick.
A Girl At Home, Vivian Martin
and Jack Pickford.
Romance of The Redwoods,
Mary Pickford.
The Price She Paid, Clara
Kimball Young.
Usual Dance tonight in Ilo llo
Hall, from 9 to 12.
Discussing some phases of the
agricultural situation in British
Columbia, in an interview given
to the Press at Victoria today,
Mr. Maxwell Smith, Chairman,
Land Settlement Board, said:
The Land Settlement and Development Act, passed at the
last session of the Legislature,
was designed with the object of
benefiting every citizen of the
province by facilitating increased
agricultural production.
The administration of the Act
is entrusted to what is known as
the Land Settlement Board consisting of the chairman and five
While the loaning of money to
farmers for development purposes will continue to be an important feature of the board's
work, the public development
and settlement operations, provided for in the Act, will doubtless be the most far-reaching
from a financial and educational
point of view, as there are many
areas of unoccupied fertile lands
within the province where the
board may undertake extensive
clearing, draining, dyking, irrigation and reclamation schemes
thereby helping solve many of
the difficulties with which the
farmer is confronted.
It should be borne in mind that
the board is not entering the
competitive, but rather the cooperative field, as it is the intention that both the loaning and
development features of the
board's work shall be made self-
sustaining and conducted on
sound business principles.
I am a believer in legitimate
and judicious advertising of the
province, with its vast natural
resources and opportunities, but
our first duty is to create conditions that will facilitate the
profitable occupation of the land,
making it possible for the farmer
to earn a fair living under congenial circumstances. Then
there will be no need to worry
about getting people to occupy
and cultivate the soil.
Notwithstanding the assertain
made in some quarters that' 'British Columbia is not an agricultural country." I have no hesitation in saying that my knowledge
of the province goes to confirm
the contrary opinion, that we
possess large agricultural possibilities, which may be realized
through a sane and common-
sense administration of a practical land development policy.
In "The Land Settlement and
Development Act" I believe a
good start has been made along
practical lines, as the board is
empowered to undertake important land development work that
should revolutionize the agricultural status of the province.
The establishment of demonstration areas in different parts
of the province, having a diversity of climate and soil conditions,
will not only facilitate rapid and
permanent settlement on these
areas, but all the information
thereby obtained, as to the best
and most economical methods of
clearing, dyking, draining, irrigation, cultivation, & etc., with
accurate figures as to cost and
possibilities of revenue, will be
available foi the benefit of private enterprise.
We should not be satisfied
with the agricultural conditions
of British Columbia until she is
producing her own consumption
of necessary foodstuffs and has
begun to export a sufficient surplus of what we can grow ourselves, to purchase the luxuries
we are compelled to import from
other countries.
While more or less paternal, it
must be distinctly understood
that the Land Settlement Board
is not a benevolent institution.
Its operation must be conducted
on sound business principles. It
is proposed to make our demonstration development schemes
sufficiently revenue-producing to
re-imburse the Government for
the expenditure, while at the
same time facilitating settlement
under reasonably advantageous
The loaning department must
also be conducted on a self-sustaining basis. Loans are made
on first mortgage securities for
agricultural purposes.
We thus propose to help the
farmer to help himself, and the
cousumer in the cities should be
equally interested in his success.
The transportation companies
should meet us halfway in the
matter of freight rates and, with
the hearty co-operation of all
concerned, every industry and
class in the province should benefit in accordance with the progress and development of our
agricultural interests.
I have a very keen appreciation of the difficulties confronting
the board in these abnormal
times, not the least of which is
the question of obaining the
necessary funds with which to
operate during the present unsettled state of the monev market.
If we hope for what we are not
likely to possess, we act and think
in vain, and make life a greater
dream and shadow than it really is.
ELO I&O Theatre
Saturday, September 22nd
"The Hero of the Hour,"
A Comedy-drama in five acts.
Monday, September 24th
Modern War Story in Five Acts,
One Reel of Comedy and tlie 6th Episode nf
"The Gray Ghost." FOUR
Stop! Look! Listen!
Just let your cars run
another ten days, then
a trial on repairs.
Mechanical and Electrical
Aglillt for Hie
Alex Henderson, Proprietor
Batiuwtea and Designs furnished
mi Application
Mrs. F. Oliver
RAM,, London. England, and
Conservatoire of Muslc,Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. 43, Camp.
Just received a shipment of
Lailies' Crepe de Chene and Silk
Blouses in exclusive designs.
Colors include dainty shades of
yellow, pink, blue, grey and
salmon pink, etc.
Mrs. Roy Rideout's
Millinery Parlors,
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
Do you realize the Comfort, the Convenience, the Cleanliness, and the Real Economy of
Electrically heated household appliances?
And do you know that you can have them
as willing servants to do your bidding, ironing,
cooking, and heating.
Look over the following list of Electrically
heated appliances.
Here are a few of the comfort makers:—
ELECTRIC BOILER, for handy or quick hot
drinks in the evening.
ELECTRIC PERCOLATOR, you never tasted
such good coffee.
ELECTRIC TOASTER, which saves running back
and forth to the kitchen for breakfast toast.
ELECTRIC CHAFING DISH, which makes it so
easy to entertain evening parties.
But anyhow have the "MISSUS" enjoy one
which save so much DRUDGERY.
We will be pleased to give you easy payments
on any of the above appliances. See us about it
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. 0. 314
22 Commercial St.,
" Nanaimo's Music House,"
Nanaimo, B.C.
Give Your Wife One!
THOUSANDS of wives and daughters run their own Ford cars.   They use them for shopping, calling,
attending the theatre, lakinj; the children lor a run in the country or to school.
The Ford is as easy to operate as a kitchen range, no knowledge of mechanical details being necessary. Inexpensive to operate, A woman can call around town all afternoon, or take a 25-mile spin in
the country, at the minimum of cost for gasoline, oil, wear on tires, etc.
You couldn't give "her" a present she would appreciate more than this beautiful, modern car, with
its streamline effect, tapered hood and crown fenders.
Runabout    -      $475 ,
Touring 495
Coupelet ■ 695
Town Car • 780
Sedan -        890
F.O.B. For J. On/.
Courtenay, B.C.
If you are interested in the
purchase of an Organ for Chapel,
School, Lodge or Home, you will
find at our store a most complete
selection, embracing instruments
by the most highly reputed Canadian and American manufacturers, including the famous
Karn and Goodrich Organs
These well known Organs enjoy a world-wide reputation for their superb
tone and other excellent qualities.   Our stock comprizes Organs at prices
from as low as $75.00 up, in Oak and Mahogany cases.
We can Arrange Eaty Monthly Paymenti.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Several consignments of New Fall Millinery have
arrived and will be on view Saturday. Black high-
crown sailor shape in velour and velvet are good
style. Flop shapes, in two toned effect, look very
natty and are right up to the minute. Our showing
in new millinery is very comprehensive, and will
include choice models, at reasonable prices.
Ladies' Coats
A most complete showing of snappy up-to-date coats
have arrived, in smart styles comprizing all the new
belt styles, as well as showing the latest collars,
which are predominant in the up-to-date coats.
New Fall Hosiery
Many new lines have come to hand, included with
our very full stock of Hose, which are marked a
long way below present day prices:
PENMANS'SILK LISLE HOSE for Ladies, all sizes, 50c. per pair; same
price as they were two years ago.
CIRCLE-BAR HOSE for Ladies and Children will give you good satisfaction.
We can save money for you by inducing you to purchase your Fall stock of hose now, especially considering the prices at which we have marked them.
Children, Girls' and Misses' Rainproof Coats for Fall
A full line in all sizes of Waterproof Capes for the
girls for school wear.   Prices $2.95 up.
Fall Flanellette Sheets
Colors white, also in grey, full 12-4 size, suitable for
the largest bed.   Our price $2.50 per pair.
Men's New Suits for Fall
A large consignment of men's suits have just arrived from Coppley Noyes & Randall, makers of the
high class clothes. Every suit has that cut and
style to it that at once makes it an attractive and
desirable garment to wear.
La Diva and D. & A. Corsets are our leading line in
popular priced corsets. You will see them advertised in most of the papers, and compare our prices
when you will find them no more and in some cases
less than the catalogue prices. For front laced corsets the Gossard still leads the way and is the best.
Phone 3-8
Merchant Tailors
The Latest in Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5 Opposite Postoffice, Cumberland, B.C.
P. O. Box 350


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