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Array Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
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VOL. VI., No. 41        THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JAN. 8. 1916.        , Subscription price, $1.50 per year
NO ELECTION IN SIOHT THIS
YEAR
Monday is Nomination day for
the coming Municipal Election
and Returning Officer McKinnon
will be at the Council Chambers
between the hours of twelve
noon, and two p. m., to receive
nominations for Mayor, six Aldermen and three School Trustees.
It is generally understood that
Mayor Parnham, Aldermen D. R.
MacDonald, Robt. Henderson,
Thos. E. Banks, Thos. H. Carey
and John Brown will seek le-el-
ection. John W. Cooke, recently
appointed Postmaster and member of the 1915 council, will not
be a candidate. It is reported
that Thos. E. Bate will seek
election as an Alderman. School
Trustees Carey and McFayden
will seek re-election, with one to
be chosen to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of Staff
Sergeant John C. Brown, of the
62nd., and who has now been
transferred to the 102nd Comox
Atlin.
The Mayor, Aldermen and
School Trustees to be nominated
will undoubtedly be elected by
acclamation, as there seems to be
no opposition in Municipal Politics. Evidently the ratepayers
are perfectly satisfied with the
labors of the 1915 council, although not making any marked
improvement on account of the
terrible depression that has prevailed throughout the city and
district during the past twelve
months, the city's finances are
today in better shape than they
have been for some years. The
prospects for ,1916 are a great
deal better than they were at the
beginning of 1915. Should the
present mayor and council be reelected they'will be able to give a
good account of themselves at the
end of 1916.
MORE MUNITIONS
London, Jan. 5—The House of
Commons to-day passed an
amendment to the Munitions Act
which is expected to facilitate
the munitions output.
David Lloyd George, minister
munitions, in defending the
measure said:
"Everything depends upon
whether we turn out munitions
in sufficient quantities to bring
the campaign to an end this year.
"If the workmen do not stick
to their workshops I can not tell
what the result will be."
BARRACKS FOR COMOX-ATLIN
BATTALION NEARLY READY
Lieut. Col. J. W. Warden, officer commanding the 102nd,, Battalion. Comox-Atlin, of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, spent
a portion of his holidays inspecting the permanent recruiting
camp now under construction at
the Land Spit, Comox, for the
quartering and training of troops
for overseas service. Tr ere are
now over 100 men at the camp
and a large number recruited at
Prince Rupert, Kamloops, Fernie and points in the interior
where they are billited in accordance with the policy inaugurated
by the Department of Militia
and Defense, are expected to arrive at Comox during the next
two or three weeks, where their
training will be undertaken under conditions and with facilities
second to none in this Province.
A number of new officers have
been appointed to the battalion.
They follow: Major C. B. Wors-
nop, of the 6th.. regiment D. C.
O. R.; MajorS. A. Huntington,
of Vancouver, attached^; Capt. A.
T. Johnstons, transferred from
the 11th., Regiment, C.M.R., C.
E. F.; Lieut. Thomas O'Kelly,
of the 68th Regiment, E. G. O.
R., Prince Rupert; Lieut. Pearson
Copp,  of the 68th.,  Regiment.
Prince Rupert: Lieut. J. Fall, of
the 68th., Regiment, Prince Rupert; Lieut A. Carss, of the 68th
Regiment. Prince Rupert; Lieut.
J. M. Whitehead, of the 68th.,
Regiment, Prince Rupert, Lieut.
R. McCuaig, of the 68th., Regiment,  Prince Rupert; Lieut. R.
A. Stalker, of the 68th., Regiment, Prince Kupert. Lieut.  G.
B. Proctor, of the 68th.. Regiment, Prince Rupert, and Lieut.
H. E. Homer-Dixon, of the 102nd
Regiment R. M. R.
GERMANS WITHDRAW FROM SERBIA
LONDON, Jan. 6.-Petrograd announces that the German army in
Serbia has suddenly retreated northward and are now practically out of
Serbia, abandoning their stores and
quantities of ammunition in their
haste. The news came with dramatic
suddenness this afternoon. The German troops under Gen. Von Gallwitz
have borne the brunt of the fighting
in Serbia and were expected to form
the centre of the great attack which
had been planned against Salonika by
Germany and Bulgaria, but the pressure of the Russians in Bukowina has
threatened the whole Austro-German
front, and the troops in Serbia have
had to be recalled. The Russian offensive has beaten down all opposition
and they are rapidly reaching a point
where their whole eastern front must
be withdrawn to avoid disaster. It is
said that the German withdrawal from
Serbia has been in progress for over a
week and it was the knowledge of this
that caused the sudden right-about-
face of the king of Greece, who suddenly decided to favor the Entente.
Germany has abandoned Bulgaria and
the Bulgarians to their fate.
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The above picture is reproduced from the Christian Advocate and
shows the ruins of a church somewhere on the Eastern front, after
heavy projectiles had reduced it to wreckage.
RICHARD MCBRIDE
FOR ENGLAND.
OFF
Montreal, Jan. 5.—The Ga-
zett's London correspondent cables the following: "Mr. J. H.
Turner, agent-general for British Columbia, will relinquish office at the end of this month,
when Sir Richard McBride is expected to arrive. It is understood
that Mr. Turner will receive a
pension." From other sources
it is learned that Mr. Turner is
to be given an allowance of several thousand dollars a year in
view of his long service. An
agreement embodying this arrangement is to be passed at the
next session of the British Columbia Legislature. Sir Richard
McBride, K. C. M. G., was given
a hearty send-off at Victoria on
Wednesday, when he left for England. The arrangements were
elaborate, long lines of soldiery
standing at attention in his honour. Enthusiastic greetings were
appropriately acknowledged by
the former premier. The new
Agent General went East over
the Canadian Pacific to Ottawa,
and will sail from New York
aboard the steamer Philadelphia.
He expects to assume his duties
on February 1st.
COMPULSION NECESSARY
London, Jan. 5—The fullest
and fairest trial has been given
the voluntary system declared
Field Marshal Kitchener, addressing the House of Lords today. "We are now asking parliament to sanction a change," said
Earl Kitchener, "as it has been
proved that the special circumstances of this unprecedented
struggle the existing system
without modification is not equal
to maintaining the army which
is needed to secure victory. I do
not consider the change proposed
should be regarded in the light
of any derogation of the principle
of voluntary service in this country," declared the Secretary for
War.
"Compulsion," he added,
"affects during the period of the
war only one class of men, viz.,
those who have but a poor idea
of their duty as a citizens."
See "The Broken Coin" tonight
at the Ilo Ilo, the eighth episode
of this thrilling serial.
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THE 1SLAND.UK,   CUMBERLAND, ti. (J.
BE OF GOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
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Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8th, 1916.
A new year is here. It is a
time for invoice. Business men
take an invoice of their stock.
Wouldnt it be business for you
to take one of yourself? Life,
each life, is a business. Have
you gained or lost last year?
Have you used the talents that
have been given you so as to gain
other talents? Is there any prospect of your being placed over
ten cities or five cities or one
city? Have you declared any
dividends in the way of loving
and helping others, and have
you added anything to the capital stock of your character?
These are peitinent questions
that press us all for an answer.
How the years come and vanish! When the Christmas bells
have ceased their ringing we
scand facing the New Year,
which comes with noiseless pace
out of the future and we wonder
what it will bring for us. We
are certain of one thing, that in
our hands is vested the power to
make the year one of character
growth—If the old year has
brought to us failures, with the
new year the tide may turn.
Failurt is sometimes the stepping
stone to coming success. The
past is gone, but the present is
left us in which to work. We
must conquer difficulties and not
let them conquer us, then what
was considered a possibility may
become a reality.
It takes what seems much like
drudgery to do anything well.
Let us during the new-born year
take all the good that lies within our reach. The beauty and
the glory of the world are within oui reach but some see nothing but clay. Let us hold fast to
duty. This will be of value in the
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storm or in the sunshine. The
most successful life is the one
that has done the most for his
fellowman. Happy then is the
man who has that in his nature
that acts on others as the April
sun on violets.
The days, weeks and years slip
away like water in a running
stream. Time's g-eat clock never loses a moment. Relentlessly,
surely, the moments pass, and
our eager hands are not able to
detain them. We. cannot keep
back the flying years, but we can
and should keep the blessings
they bring. Hold fast to the lessons they have taught. Keep
the memory of their joys. Enrich
every day of life with the garnered wealth of the days behind.
The years pass,   but they leave
their treasure with us, if our
hands and heart are open to receive them, so as with one hand
we shake farewell to the last
year let us stretch out the other
hand to warmly greet and welcome the coming year.
Sour or sweet; that's the question my brother, and its not a
mean one, either, for many of us
would rather take a dose of salts
than walk with your long-as-a-
rail face. Your dyspeptic brain,
torpid conscience and sour dis-
positon make you anything but
agreeable company. You are
called a Christian, too. Well
maybe you are but the fact is
not believed by many on earth.
Possibly you console yourself
with the thought they know it in
heaven.    I   doubt it.    Why  go
through the world always in a
fog? You dishearten man, give
others the blues and impress all
that life is dark and full of forebodings, but you should remember that it is only the, way of the
transgressor that is hard.
A man who believes in the old
saying; "See a pin and pick it
up, and all the day you'll have
good luck," saw a pin in front of
the postofflce the other day.
Bending down to get it, his hat
fell off and rolled into the gutter,
his eyeglasses fell and broke on
the pavement, his suspenders
gave way behind, he bust the
buttonhole' on the back of his
shirt collar, and he all but lost
his new front teeth. He got the
pin. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
THE PRIME MINISTER AND
MACINE GUNS
After the very definite, almost
emphatic statement of the Prime
Minister, at St. John, N, B., on
October 20th no further money
should be diverted from the Patriotic Fund by well meaning but
rather thoughtless people who
claim that the., equipment of
Canadian Forces is insufficient.
Sir Robert has made it very piain
that the Government is fully
prepared to make every necessary
provision for guns, munitions and
equipments and he appeals to the
generosity of the public only on
behalf of the Canadian Patriotic
Fund, the Red Cross Society and
sister associations. We quote
below an extract from the speech
in question:—
"Regarding machine guns, we
realized early in the War the
necessity of an abundant supply,
and orders have been given from
time to time for a very larg e
number. Those ordered during
the first twelve months of the
War are* now being rapidly delivered, and they are more than
sufficient to equip two full army
corps up to the highest standard
of the enemy's forces. During
the past summer the provision of
machine guns became a matter
of vital inteiest to the Canadian
people, as reports through the
press emphasized the necessity
that our forces should be adequately, supplied with all the
machine guns that could be utilized, Patriotic individuals offered
to contribute large sums for this
distinctive purpose. The Government of Ontario made a similar
patriotic proposal, and throughout the country various communities generously subscribed to
funds for this object. During
•my absence in Great Britian my
colleagues endeavored to make
it clear to the people that an
ample supply of machine guns
had been ordered and that these
would be paid out of the Canadian Treasury. The Treasury of
• Canada ought properly to bear
all the cost of equipping and
maintaining our forces in the
field, and that has been our policy. Nevertheless, the spirit
and impluse which prompted our
people could not be stayed, and,
indeed, any attempt to stay it
would have been misunderstood.
Up to date the sums thus received by the Government
amount to $773,327.95.
"In dealing with other needs
which will certainly arise, the
Government will not fail to remember that these generous and
free-will contributions have been
made. And in all your splendid
generosity, do not forget the
Patriotic b und and the Canadian
SLAUGHTER
SALE of
HIGH-CLASS
GOODS
ConsistingofWatchesJewellery,
Cut Glass, Clocks, Fancy Goods,
and Books of all kind. A large
assortment of articles suitable
for Christmas gifts are included
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in this sale at immense reductions for cash, in fact, no reasonable offer will be refused.
SELECT YOUR HOLIDAY
PRESENTS NOW!
AS
THIS SALE WILL [LAST
FOR 12 DAYS ONLY
Commencing today, December
11th.    One dollar has the purchasing power of two dollars in
this Sale.
SPOT CASH. I
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T. D. McLEAN
The Jeweller   Cumberland, B.C.
Red Cross Society. They have
done a great work, but they have
a still greater work to do. Appeals which assuredly will not
fall on deaf ears must be made
in the early future. See that the
response is generous and ample.
When you are making provision
for the Canadian Patriotic Fund,
the Canadian Red Cross Society,
the Canadian War Contingent
Association and other like patriotic organizations, you may be
assured that the Government
will not fail to make every
necessary provision for guns,
munitions and equipments."
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A town that is large enough
and good enough for a man to
earn his living in is good enough
for him to buy his provisions in.
If he does not think so, both he
and the town would be better off if his tent were pitched
on other prairies.
Last week a gentleman called at
our office and desired to see a paper published at a certain town.
He wished to make some collections, and was after some attorney's address. He found just
one lawyer's name in the paper
and gave him the business. Now
there are just five attorneys in
the place, and out of that number four were foolish and one
was wise, he kept his name before the public.
Cancellation of Reserves
Notice is hereby given that the
reserves existing upon Crown
lands situate in Delta Municipal-'
ity, Richmond Municipality, Lulu
Island, North Vancouver Municipality, Texada Island, the Islands
within the boundaries of New
Westminster District and generally all vacant Grown lands within the said New. Westminster
District, which said reserves were
established by notices ' appearing
in the British Columbia Gazette
respectively on December 17th,
1908; May 18th. 1911, December
17th, 1908; June 9th 1910, July
13th, 1911; July 13th, 1911; and
October 19th, 1911, are cancelled
in so far as the same affect the
acquisition of the said lands
under the provisions of the "Coal
and Petroleum Act."
R.   A.  RENWICK
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C.
3rd January, 1916. FOUR
TH3 ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
SOLDIERS BY BIRTH
The Cossacks are for the most part
descendants of the military caste of
the old communities that held the
Tast spaces to the south of what was
then Muscovite Russia, and only
.gradually did these southern territories come under the rule of the
Czars. The present Cossacks hold
their land on military tenure—that is,
with the obligation to serve in the
army instead of the payment of rent.
They remain liable to serve as long
as they live, and their training, at
lirst at home, begins when they are
19. At 21 they enter the first category regiment of their district, in
which they remain for four yean.
These regiments are permanently embodied and may be employed in any
part of the Empire. The men then
pass into the second category regiment for another four years, with a
like period in the third category. The
me- of the second cateory remain at
their homes, but retain their equipment and horses; In the third they
have their equipment but no horses,
and must put in three weeks' training
every year. Finally come five years
in the reserves, from which war casualties are filled up. And a Cossack
of any age may be called out to assist in the defence of the'country.
FIGHTING IN NIGERIA
Plucky Work Under Great Difficulties
Saves  British  Frontier
A skilful and plucky defence on
the pari of a small British post In
.Nigeria, which, out-numVwed by five
to one, defeated a German force and
afterwards effected an orderly retirement in drenching rain and often
shoulder deep in water, has come to
light. The object of the enemy wjus
to cut off the river route of the British, to capture the important town of
Ibi, on the Benue, with its large quantities of stores, and also to destroy
the telegraph junction at that plac?
,1'or the purpose of isolating the British columns operating against ehe Ger*
jmans to the north of Uie Cameroons.
jMaior Churcher. who was in charge
at Ibi, was specially detailed to watch.
the German frontier. The Germana
spread the report that they had abandoned their post at Kentu, with it3
lull fort near the boundary, and that
they .were retreating, but Major
Churcher heard that, on the contrary,
„a strong force of the enemy wa3 ready
to cross the frontier.
A day or two previously Lieutenant
Waters had arrived at Takum with
60 Nigerian Police. The garrison nt
once stood to arms, six of the eight
,blockhouses which had bpen hurriedly
-jeracted being manned. The time wai
jan anxious one, as there was no
Maxim and none of the police had experienced rifle fire, but for Uie sake
of reassuring the natives the two
white officers had to pretend that ti'.!
position was really safe. When tlie
Germans were seen approaching in
strong force through a pass 000 yards
distant, the British opened fire and
inflicted great damage on the enemy,
who were in close formation. A
Maxim was brought into action by tlie
Germans, but a well-placed shot killed
its officer. A very hot engagement
ensued, and firing was continuous for
six hours, the hands of the officers
and men being burned by the overheated rifles. The enemy made a
series of rushes, but never got nearer to tb>e blockhouses than "00 yards,
and at sunset retreated. They threw
away their Maxim, but left behind a
strong rear guard.
The British force, for the first time
under rifle fire, had been wonderfully
steady, and one native corporal ex-|
■pressed his anxiety to charge the Germans by himself. The enemy suffered heavily in killed and wounded,
but not one of the defending fora.s
was hit. At sunset drenching rain
commenced to fall, but as it was feared that the enemy would be reinforced, the British officers ordered a retirement on the river in order to defend Ibi.    This was accomplished in
the darkness, the British who had
been without food for 26 hours, and
with no water for 18 hours, marching
ln single file through swamps and
rivers, often Immersed to their necks,
until six hours later they reached the
river. Here a position was entrenched, and arrangements were made to
destroy the bridge after the British
had crossed. Prom this point orders
were sent for the British to be reinforced from Yola, and the new
troops arrived four days late-. Contrary to expectations, however, the
Germans did not pursue the retiring
force, and it was learned afterwards
that the German officers had repeatedly attempted to take Takum, but that
their native troops refused again to
face that place, which they had found
already too formidable for them.
Honor For South African
BRIG-GEM6RAL LUKlN,Gfl<i.
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(who was General Botha's right-hand
-  man in the campaign against German Southwest Africa, was chosen
to command the flrst South African
sontingeut tor service in FuroDe.
Obviously a Fraud
The detective had congratulated tha
housewife for bringing about the arrest of a noted sneak thief.
"Oh, I knew he was a crook the
minute he opened his inoi#!.h," sho
replied,  smilingly.
"How did you spot him so quickly?"
"Why, he told me the gas company
had sent him to examine our meter
and see if we were not entitled to a
rebate."
Not Every Day'
Angry purchaser: "Didn't you tell
me that you had got as many aa
twelve eggs in one day from those
eight hens.you sold me?"
Poultry  raiser:   "Yes,  ma'am."
Angry purchaser: "Then why is lt
that I'm never able to get more than
two eggs from them, and someUmes
not so many, In one day?"
Poultry raiser: "I don't know,
ma'am, unless it's because you look
for eggs too often. Now, if you look
for them only once a week I feel quits
positive that you will get just as many
eggs in one 'day as I did."
A   Light  Lunch
"There is a machine that can be
graduated to measure the millionth
part of an inch."
"I know," said the railway passenger. "They use 'em in the refreshment rooms on this liae when making
ham  sandwiches."
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Church
Services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Class, 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School. 2.30 p.m.
Prayer    Meeting,    Wednesday
evening 7.30. <
€hoir Practice, Thursday evening 7.30.
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Methodist Church.
Services: Morning at 11 o'clock.
Evening at 7 o'clock.
Bible Study:  Adult Bible Class
at 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday, 7.30 p.m.
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Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor.
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for 1st Sunday after
Epipha ny:
8.30 a. m., Holy Communion
11 a. m.,   Litany  and   Holy
Eucharist.
2,30 p.m. Sunday School.
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DEPARTMENT OF MINES
' 'coal mines regulation act. ''
board op examiners.
Notice is hereby given that the
following constitute the Board
of Examiners for the undermentioned collieries during the year
1916:-
CUMBERLAND COLLIERIES.
Appointed by the owners-
Frank Jaynes.
Alternates—Hugh Sloan, John
Gillespie.
Appointed by the Lieutenant
Governor in Council—John G.
Biggs.
Elected by the miners—John
Bennie.
Alternates—Samuel L. Robertson, John Liddell.
All persons interested may
obtain full information by applying to the secretary of the
Board, John G. Biggs, Cumberland, B. C.
Note.—Alternates act as Members of the Board in the absence
of those regularly appointed or
elected to act thereon.
Dated the 30th day of December, 1915.
LORNE A. CAMPBELL,
Minister of Mines.
TAX NOTICE.
Comox Assestmeet district
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the Statutes, that
all assessed taxes, income tax
and School tax assessed and levied under the "Taxation Act"
are due and payable on the 2nd
day of January 1916. All taxes
collectible forComoX Assessment
District Jare due and payable at
my office, situated at the Government Offices, Cumberland.
This notice, in terms of law, is
equivalent to a personal demand
by me upon all persons liable for
taxes.
Dated at Cumberland, B.C.
this 6th day of January  1916.
JOHN BAIRD,
Assessorand Collector,
Comox Assessment District.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class itotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
Notice is hereby given that on tlie 1st.
day of December next application will be
made to tlie Superintendent of Provincial
Police for the renewal of the hotel license
to sell liquors by retail in the Hotel
known as the Union Hotel, situated at Un
ion, Nelson District, in the Province of
British Columbia.
John N. McLeod.
Dated this I5th. day of October, 1915.
White Cross Electric Stove
THE STOVE OF QUALITY
Guaran*
teed 5
Years
PRICE
ONLY
$7.50
FOUR IN ONE
TOASTER, GRIDDLE, BROILER
Stove Boils, Toasts, Fries, Broils
Most Practical and Ornamental
Electric Stove on the Market
AN APPROPRIATE AND WELCOME GIFT
JUST RECEIVED
60 Watt Frosted Nitro Lamps!
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Orapho phones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
J, • Jl^o
gnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
= SIX
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TAKING SUVLA HEIGHTS
One Galllpoli Landing Swiftly Securec
After Stubborn Fight
H. Ashmead Bartlett describes the
operations of the Australians and New
Zealanders, with a view to seizing the
Kojacheman Heights, running northeast from the Anzac positions. Landing at Suvla Bay, the New Zealanders,
including the Maoris, using bayonpty
only, drove the Turks before them
throughout the night through difficult
ravines, where Turkish snipers were
numerous. The death toll of the ir-
vaders was severe. Next day much
ground was gained, but the advance
was ultimately held up by the Turks'
rifles and machine guns. The fighting
•was renewed on the third day at close
quarters, and was desperate. The
Turks finally fled, leaving the New
Zealanders in possession of the highest point yet gained on the peninsula
Counter-attacks were repulsed by
the military and naval artillery. During five days the landing and advance
at Anafarla Bay, supported by artillery, were successful, occupying a
wide front on the hills beyond the Salt
Lake. The enemy's position on the
Anafarla ridge, however, remained untouched. The problem was how to
take it. The Turks made a most skilful use of the broken country. Their
artillery sought the British reserves
and shelled the roads leading round
the lake, pushing forward the majority
of their men as tirailleurs into the
broken ground front. These men,
knowing every inch of the ground and
carrying no kit except rifles and cartridges, used the cover that offered itself to them and proceeded to snipe
our lines from all angles. They fought
with the greatest courage,
r* The British, however, continued to
gdn. A strong north wind was blowing and either through the bursting of
shells or by design of the Turks the
scrub caught Are and the flames
spread with amazing rapidity. The
flames and smoke swept diagonally
through the British front and forced
our infantry to abandon the advanced
positions. It was a strange sight, for
tn all directions you saw Turkish
snipers and British infantry crawling
out of the scrub, turning their backs
to one another, and running to get
out of the track of the flames. The
fighting and sniping continued all day
and throughout the night. Great fires
lit the darkness, backed by clouds of
white smoke, from the midst of which
came the incessant rattle of machine
guns, while further south the booming
of guns and the bursting of shells on
"the tops of the hills showed where
the other part of our army fought its
way from ridge to ridge to join handn
with our troops. On the Anafarla
front there was much desultory fighting, quite unlike anything now seen
In Europe, but recalling the Boer war.
However in six days the complete line
between Anzac and newly-constructed
landed forces at Anafarla Bay was established. The commanders voiced
unstinted praise for the troops engaged in the struggle.
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MUNICIPALI1Y OF THE CITY
OF CUMBERLAND
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby
given to the electors of the municipality of Cumberland ■ that I
require the presence of the said
electors at Council Chambers.
Dunsmuir Avenue, on Monday,
the 10th., day of January, 1916,
at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of nominating persons to
represent them in the municipal
council as mayor and aldermen.
The mode of nomination of
candidates shall be as follows:—
The candidates shall be nominated
in writing, the writing shall be
subscribed by two voters of the
municipality as'proposer and seconder, and shall be delivered to
the Returning Officer at any time
between the date of the notice
atid 2 p. m. of the day of nomination, and in the event of a poll
being necessary such poll will be
opened on Thursday, the 13th.,
day of January, 1916, at Council
Chambers, Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, B. C, of which every
person is hereby required to take
notice and govern himself accordingly.
No person shall be nominated
or be eligible as a candidate for
mayor or alderman unjess he be
possessed of the qualifications by
law required of those officers,
and unless the candidate shall,
on or before the hour of 2 p. m.
of the day of nomination, furnish the Returning Officer with
a statement in writing, 'specifying the land or real property upon which he qualifies, his nomination shall be invalid and shall
not be acted upon by the Returning Officer.
The qualifications as candidate
for mayor are as follows:—
He must be a male British subject of the full age of tewnty-
one years and not disqualified
under any law, and have been
for the six months next preceding the day of nomination the
registered owner in the Land
Registry Office of land or real
property in the city of the assessed value on the last municipal
assessment roll of $1,000.00 o'er
and above any registered ereum-.
brance or charge, and who is
otherwise qualified as a municipal voter.
The qualifications as candidate
for alderman are as follows:—
He must be a male British subject of the full age of twenty-one
years and not disqualified under
any law, and have been for six
months'next preceding the day
of nomination the registered owner in the Land Registry Office
of land or real property in the
city of the assessed value on the
last municipal assessment roll of
$600.00 or more, over and above
any registered encumbrance or
charge, apd who is otherwise
qualified as a municipal voter.
Given under my hand at the
City of Cumberland this 28th.,
day of December, 1915.
Alex. McKinnon,
Returning Officer.
NOMINATIONS FOR SCHOOL
TRUSTEES.
Nominations for School Trustees will be received on Monday,
JanuaiylOth., 1916, at 12 o'clock,
noon, at the City Coun il Chambers.
There shall be three trustees
to elect, one for a term of one
year, and two for a term of two
years, or until their successors,
in office are elected.
The mode of nomination of
candidates shall be as follows:—
The candidates shall be nominated in writing. The nomination shall be subscribed to, by
two duly qualified electors as
proposer and seconder, and shall
be delivered to the Returning
Officer at any time, between the
date of this notice and 2 p. m., of
the day of nomination, and in
the event of there being more
than three nominations a poll
will be opened, on Thursday, the
13th., day of January, 1916, in
the City Council Chambers, Dunsmuir. Ave., Cumberland, B. C,
of which every person is required
to take notice and govern himself accordingly.
The two candidates receiving
the highest number of votes,
shall be declared elected for a
term of two years, and the candidate receiving the next highest
number of votes shall be declared
elected for a term of one year.
The qualifications for Trustee
are as follows:—Any person, being a British subject, and of the
full age of twenty-one years, and
not disqualified under and have
been for. six months, next preceding the day of nomination,
the Registered owner in the Land
Registry Office of land and real
property in the City, of the assessed value, on the last Municipal assessment roll of $500.00 or
more, over and above any registered encumbrance or charge,
and who is otherwise qualified as
a Municipal voter.
Giveji under my hand at Cumberland, B. C, this 28th., day of
December, 1915.
A. MacKinnon,
Returning Officei.
$25.00 REWARD
Will be paid to anyone giving information leading to the arrest
and conviction of any person or
persons damaging vacant property in the City of Cumberland.
JAMES WARD,
Chief of Police.
Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
tories and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental of
II an acre. Not more than 2,600 aores
will be leased to one applicant
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Ageut or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, <*r leqal subdivisions
of sections, snd in unsurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Eaoh application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cants per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for tbe full quantity of merchantable ooal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the ooal miniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall bo
furnished at least onoe a year. ||
The lease will inolude the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered necessary
for the working of tha mine at the rate of
flO.OOanaoie.
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—Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
„   DIRECTOR AND,
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Heileisun, Proprietor
K-.timate» and Designs furnished
on Application
MATCOCCHI BROS.
Grocers and Bakers-
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Cumberland1   Courtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Speoialty
West Cumberland Trifl  1SLANDEK. UUMbliKLAWU, ti. u
SEVEN
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. LL.D. D.C.L., President
JOHN AIRD, General Mauser. H. V. F. JONES, Am'I General Manager
CAPITAL. $15,000,000    RESERVE FOOD, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated bymail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, withdrawals to be made by any one of tbem or by the survivor. S60
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
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SPECIAL SALE OF
DINNER SEP1S
AND
TOILETWAR|E
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, «, C.
Phone 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
aa*WSm*m*\*mma*a***a*9mm*mm*m
We Recom-
mend the
use of
, 'QUEEN'
BEER
A beer you can't help likinf—so
mild, so pure, so very gocd.
Every possible precaution is taken
in the brewing and bottling. Ask
at the hotels for IQUEEN BEER,
—you'lljlike it.
Pilsener Brewing Co., Ltd.
, Cumberland, B.C.
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.]
SCULPTOR-SOLDO
War   Sensations   of   a    Remarkable
Franco-English Artist
A brilliant young French sculptor
has died in the French trenches-
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. The loss to
English art is heavy, for although he
was & Frenchman and died fighting
in the French army, his active life
as an artist was passed wholly in England. That life was short, but it wa3
rich in achievement, for he belonged
to a race apart from the sculptors of
his generation. His imagination waa
arduous. Two years before his death
he was still working all day for a
meagre wage as a clerk in a shipping
office; and when the present writef
knew him he was in the habit of rising before live ln the morning and
spending the hours before office time
in sketching the birds in St. James's
Park. He worked on after office hours
until late in the night, modelling. His
endurance, as lt must needs have
been, was marvellous, for these la-
1 borious days were only the compara-
j tively easy culmination of a hard life
that began when he ran away as a
boy from his peasant home in Middle
France to be an artist at all costs.
Some of his sculptor's sensations in
the trenches are described by himself.
"I have been fighting for two months
and I can now gauge the intensity of
life. Human masses teem and move,
are destroyed and crop up again.!
Horses are worn out in three weeks,
die by the roadside. Dogs wander, are
destroyed, and others come along.
"The bursting shells, the volleys,
wire entanglements, projectors, motors, the chaos of battle do not alter
in the least the outlines of the hill
we are besieging. A company of partridges scuttle along before our very
trench. It would be folly to seek artistic emotions amid these little works
of ours. This war is a great remedy.
In the individual it kills arrogance,
j self-esteem, pride. I have made an
experiment. Two days ago I pinched
from an enemy a Mauser rifle. Its
1 heavy unwieldy shape stamped me
I with a powerful image 0 fbrutality.
I was indoubt for a long time whether
it pleased or displeased me. I found
that I did not like it,
"I broke the butt off and, with my
knife I carved in it a design, through
which I tried to express a gentler order of feeling, which I preferred. But
I will emphasize that my design got
Its effect (just as the gun had) from
a very simple composition of lines and
planes."
War Bores Alfonso
Few people realize that the King
of Spain has reigned longer than any
other European Sovereign, with the
exception of the King of Montenegro,
and the Emperor of Austria. This is
accounted for by the fact that King
Alfonso was born a King. King Alfonso ls said to be looking rather blue
over the continuance of the war. He
loves the limelight and cannot get into lt. Nobody outside his own dominions gives him a thought now; he cannot travel, and money is tight. So
there is simply nothing doing, and his
lively Majesty is bored to death. To
add to his troubles, Madrid is rather
pro-German, and he is most emphatic-
\\\s not.
Indignant Porkers
A minister, spending a holiday in
the North of Ireland, was out walking, and feeling very thirsty called at
a farmhouse for a drink of milk. The
farmer's wife gave him a large bowl
of milk, and while he was quenching
his thirst a number of pigs got round
about him. The minister noticed that
the pigs were very strange in their
manner, ao he said:
"My good lady, why are tbe pigs
so excited?"
The fanner's wife replied: "Sure,
it's no wonder they are excited, sir;
it's their own little bowl you are
drinking out of!"
NOW STOP!
Do not throw this adv. away,
--the most important announcement is still to come.
Do you realize what this
means to you ? 1 It means
that you will always have
that neat, clean-cut, well-
groomed effect. 1 Your
clothes will always look as
if they had just come from
the tailor's, spic and span,
neat, refined and giving the
impression of prosperity
and business power.
Remember I call for and
deliver the goods.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
NOTICE.
EFFECTIVE FROM OCT. 1ST, 1914.
Nojgames of any kind will be
permitted on    the   Recreation
Grounds on Sundays between the
hours of 11a.m. and 12 noon, and
between 2 p.m. and 3.p.m.
Canadian Cojlieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited,
J. R. Lockard,
General Superintendent.
The
New Home
Bakery
A fine selection of cakes, pies and
small pastry made daily.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
AFTERNOON  TEAS  SERVED
J. H. Halliday
Dunsmuir Ave.
Edward W. Bickle
NOTARY PUBLIC
FINANCIAL  AND   INSURANCE   AGENT
PHONES; OFFICE. 3-5     RESIDENCE 7-8
P.O. DRAWER 430
/
OFFICE:   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE..   CUMBERLAND
i EIGHT
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOWN    TOPICS
FOR SALE-At A.R.Kierstead's
Blacksmith Shop, 5 sets Market
Sleds, $40,00 i^and up; also auto
wheels repaired.
A McKelvie is here on a visit.
George Bowen operator of the
Ilo Ilo theatre returned from a
visit to Nanaimo on Tuesday.
VV. W. Willard returned from a
business visit to Victoria on Tuesday evening.
It is reported that ex-Mayor
Willard will seek Municipal honors at Courtenay this year.
Miss Reynolds left for Nanaimo on Wednesday and returned
on Thursday evening.
Pte. E. Horwood has been
transferred from the 62nd. to
the 102nd. Comox Atlin.
■ Harry Devlin, Inspector of
Mines, is hereon his usual monthly tour of inspection of the local
mines.
Miss Jessie McDonald left for
Vancouver on Friday morning to
resume her studies at the Provincial Normal school.
Mrs. Thomas Bickle and
daughter returned from a two
week visit to Victoria on Tuesday
evening.
The members of the Basket
Ball team gave Miss Annie Reese
a farewell party on Thursday
evening. Miss Reese left for Victoria on Friday morning to attend
the second term of her normal
training.
The annual Hospital Ball, under the auspices of the Cumberland General Hospital will be
held in the West Cumberland
Band Hall on the evening of St.
Valentine's day, next month.
The secretary of the local Patriotic Association has received
information that F. Nation secretary of British Columbia Branch
of the Canadian Patriotic Association will arrive in this city on
Wednesday next and address a
patriotic meeting in the Ilo Ilo
theatre the same evening.
The Cumberland Public Schools
were opened on Monday after the
Christmas holidays with the
teaching staff the same as last
term with the exception of the
High School principal, George
Atchinson, who has resigned,
the school trustees having appointed a young man of Victoria
to take Mr. Atchinson's place.
The newly appointed High
School Principal assumed his duties on Monday.
More than twelve inches of
s-n >w has fallen during the past
wee'< and there a»*e now splendid
opportunities for sleighing. j
' **^e**r*^*s*-.
THE   BIG   STORE
-ANNUAL-
STOCK-TAKING SALE
Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Etc.
SALE COMMENCES SATURDAY, JAN. 15
And lasts for ONE WEEK ONLY
TERMS CASH
TERMS CASH
IT WILL PAY TO BUY YOUR SUPPLIES NOW
Ladies' Dresses
4 only, Brown and Tan Silk Dresses, sizes 34, 36,
and 38.   Regular $9.50, Sale Price $3.95
Tan Crepe Cloth Dress, Tan Satin Girdle, size 38.
Regular $12.75. Sale Price $6.95
Blue Bedford Cord Dress, fancy collar, a beautiful
and useful dress, size36. Regular $12.75. ***„ A-
Sale Price $0.95 -
Cardinal Velvet Dress, size 36, very pretty and
splendid quality. Regular $16.50. ****** *-*.**
Sale Price $7,95
Ladies' Navy Serge Suits, 3 only, strictly tailored,
size 36 and 38. Regular #25.00. *i o 7E
A genuine Snap at Sale Price *\*i ****7*j
Men's and Boys' Suits
c,
'0
Our complete stock of Men's   OA
Suits will be reduced        *******
'o
20
Oi\ °/n Our lar§e assorted stock of Men's o A c/n
ttmV >u pants on sale at 20% reduction. <£vJ 'v
O(\0/0 Boys' Suits, the kind you can Of\CfG
******* f   depend upon, are all on sale at 20 ******* '
cents off every dollar, which means a large saving.
(aat*^^>^w»
SIMON LEISER
&
CO.,
LIMITED.
THE
BIG   STORE
•
Phone 3-8
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