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VOL. VI., No. 37        THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, DEC. 11. 1915..     Subscription price, $1.50 per year
RECRUITING CAMP AT COMOX
We understand that Comox is
to be made a permanent recruiting camp, equel to any in the
Dominion, Preparations are under way. Engineers are on the
ground and recruits will arrive
daily from now on. Our energetic and active Representative,
Mr. H. S. Clements, M. P., has
been corresponding with the Department at Ottawa for some
time to have Comox made a permanent recruiting camp and his
efforts are now crowned with
success. It will affect all parts
of the district either directly or
indirectly. It is the duty of the
citizens of Cumberland to make
the city as attractive as possible
for the men when on leave,
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Lt. Col. J. W. Wooden, commanding the 102nd., Battalion,
British Columbia Regiment, has
now practically completed the
organization of his staff, with
the exception of a few senior officers. The four companies of
the unit will be recruiting at Comox, Prince Rupert, Kamloops
and Fernie. Battalion instruction
will take place at Comox. 102nd.
Battalion Comox-Atlin Regiment
now recruiting 1050 men for overseas. Thousands of brother Canadians have rallied to the flag.
Why not do your bit, enlist today. All information obtainable
from Dr. Geo, K. McNaughton
or Edward W. Bickle, Police Magistrate.
THE HOLY CARPET LEAVING CAIRO FOR MECCA.
It does not pay to advertise, say
some merchants who have done
but little of it, and that without
keeping it up. The incident of
the boy and the pump illustrates
the matter very well. The boy
was sent after a pail of water.
He poured in the priming, poured
out as much as h«^ poured in.
Then he stopped to rest and the
priming ran down. After some
time of alternate pumping and
resting he concluded it did not
pay to pump and quit in disgust.
The merchant who does not believe in advertising does it like
the boy did the pumping. He
advertised again and then concluded advertising didn't pay.
The town that says "Oh,I don't
know,I don't think it will amount
to much," is never of much force.
If you have no local pride, borrow some.
With wars raging in the land of Mahomet there have been many
celebrations of a religious nature, the chief of which was the pilgrimage of the Holy Carpet from Cairo to Mecca which started recently. The picture shows the procession as viewed from the ramparts
of the citadel at Cairo.    The British made no effort to interfere
with this pilgrimage.
CORRESPONDENCE
Cumberland. B. C. 7th. Dec,
1915.
To The Editor of Islander:
—Kindly permit me through your
paper to express my deep and
grateful thanks to the Conservative Association of Cumberland
for their kindness in offering to
recommend me for the position
of Postmaster for the City of
Cumberland. On account of private reasons I am unable to accept. Yours truly,
Robert Rushford
Lance Corporal Rushford,
whom the Conservative Association offered to recommend for
the position of Postmaster made
vacant by the resignation of
Frank Parks, is a wounded soldier from the front and saw active service at the battle of Ypres.
K. Abe & Co., will open up a
General siore on Dunsmuir Avenue and occupy the premises recently vacated by the Ideal Store.
A good preacher from Toronto
Rev. A. E: Armstrong B. A.
will occupy the pulpit of St.
George's Presbyterian Church
Sunday evening at 7 o'clock. A
welcome is extended to all who
wish to hear the stranger from
the East.
At a joint meeting of the executives of the Cumberland and
West Cumberland Conservatives
Associations on Monday evening.
John W. Cooke was recommended
for the position of Postmaster at
Cumberland.
Pay day in the local mines will
be on Saturday, Dec. 18th. Statements will be given out on Thursday. Dec. 16th., from 10 a. m.
to 5 p. m.
We want to know when you
have friends to eat chicken dinner or to visit you. It is such
items of news that makes the local page of your home paper interesting.
PROVINCIAL TIMBER SALES
Victoria B.C.-The timber
statement for the month of
October, issued by the Department of Lands, show that the
totalrscale of sawlogs for the
Province amounted 52,162,364
feet board measure, in addition
to 123,733 lineal feet of piles and
poles, and 14859 cords of ties,
shingles bolts and fence posts.
The sawlogs scaled in the various-
districts are as follows:— Vancouver, 30,252,786 ft., Cranbrook
9,589.487 ft., Nelson, 5,401,713
ft, Island, 4,257,155 ft, Prince
Rupert, 1,637,105 ft, Vernon,
746.248., Cranbrook District, recorded 49,175 lineal ft piles and
poles; Vancouver 41.405 lineal ft.,
and Nelson 20,340 lineal ft.
Timber sales recorded during
the month cover an estimated total of 7,656,000 ft sawlogs, to
produce a total estimated revenue
of $10,817.
LOCAL INTEREST
A more active community spirit is prevading many of the small
cities in the country. That is well
for more reason than one. It is
a good thing the idea is exploded
that only large cities have any
need for such a spirit or are entitled to it. Local patriotism is
just as much needed in a place
of a thousand or two as in one of
a hundred thousand if it is to live
and prosper. To be sure it is not
the center of so large a population, nevertheless it is a centre
and as such it is duty bound to do
the best it can and be the best it
can, both for its own sake and
the adjoining territory to which,
commercially and otherwise it
ministers.
Of course it is possible to foster a community spirit that is
mainly selfish, a spirit that concerns itself solely with the community in which it exists. But
that is a false spirit, destined in
the long run to work injuriously
to the place that gave it birth
The true community spirit is
marked by wise loyalty, a hearty
co-operation, real support of its
business men and of'its different
institutions, and it can have and
does have these features without
in any way seeking to run down
other places, which quite rightly,
are seeking to advance their own
good. TWO
TH*. 1SLANDEK,   CUMBERLAND, ti. U.
BE OF QOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
Sty? Jalmttor
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, DECEMBER 11th, 1915.
Essay on Temperance
There are thousands, yea millions, both in England and America, who are ready to endorse
with their own experience the
testimony borne to the virtues of
total abstinence from intoxicating
drinks given by the late Thomas
Guthrie, when he said: "I have
tried both ways; I speak from experience; I am in good spirits
because I take no spirit; I am
hale because I use no ale; I take
no antidote in the form of drugs,
because I take no poison in the
form of drinks. Thus, though
in the first instance I sought only
the public good, I have found my
■own also since I became a total
abstainer. I have these four
reasons for continuing to be one:
My health is stronger, my head
is clearer, my heart is lighter,
my purse is heavier.
The other ground upon which
the temperance movement in relation to individual abstinence
from intoxicating liquors is based,
is that not only is a man much
better without their use as a beverage himself, but it is the only
way in which his hands can be
free for the rescue of others who
have been ens'iaredand enslaved
by intemperance. An ancient
story entitled "How to Move the
World!" tells of a young median-1
ic of humble rank who was deeply impressed with the teachings
of a philosopher who came to
Athens one day, and saw that
they were just the doctrines
needed to revolutionize and reform society: but he did nothing
but bewail the obscurity of his
position and the littleness of his
influence, saying, "Oh that I
were rich and famous, I would
move the world soon!"   One dav
FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS
Everything displayed where you can readily
inspect the different lines and make your
selection. The things that men and
women appreciate above everything else are the practical gifts
of things for everyday use,
such as:
LADIES' DEPARTMENT.
Handkerchiefs.
Plain Linen Hemstitched and Fancy
Embroidered Muslin Handkerchiefs,
from 10c. to 50c. each.
Silk Embroidered Handkerchiefs at
15c., 20c„ and 25c. each.
Plain and fancy colored Embroidered Handkerchiefs put up in neat
attractive boxes of six handkerchiefs
from 35c. to $1.00.
Neckwear.
Ladies' Neckweat" in the latest
novelties in Muslins, Chiffons and
Crepes. Hand-embroidered Collars
. and Collarettes, Silk and Crepe Ties
in Plain Colours and fancy Mixtures
at popular prices.
Ladies' Handbags.
Ladies' Handbags in Silk Embroidered black and fancy leather. Also
Hand Made Bead Work from 75c. to
$6.50.
Kimonas.
Ladies Long Kimonas in all shades
in Hand-embroidered Cotton Crepe,
Also Silk Kimonas, Silk lined and
Silk Embroidered and Quilted Silk
Kimonas, from $2.50 to $12.50.
Sweater Coats.
Ladies' Sweater Coats in two tone
Silk. Also Hand Knit Sweater Coats
with Cap to match, in all shades.
Child's Dresses.
This is a sample lot of exceptionally
good values in Silk and Muslin Hand
Embroidered Dresses, from $1.25 to
$4.50.
Evening Wear.
Dress Lengths in Novelty Weaves
in fancy Stripes and Brocades, in all
light shades suitable for Evening
Wear with Feather and Bead Trimmings to match any shade of Evening
Gown,
Silk Blouses.
Silk Blouses in Plain, Tailored Hab-
itua Silk, in White only, at $4.50.
Silk and Silk Crepe Blouses from
$3.75 to $12.50. Black Siik Blouses
in Messaline and Pean-de-Soi Silks,
from $3.75 to $8.50.
Xmas Gifts.
Suitable Xmas Gifts in Photo
Frames, Albums. Handkerchief Cases,
Pin Cushions, Wool Knit ancl Fancy
Felt Slippers, Mufflers, Fancy Silk
Scarfs ancl Motor Scarfs Fancy Chi-
nawear. Hand Painted Vases. Special
value in Electric Lamps with Hand
painted Shades.
MENS'   DEPARTMENT.
Beautiful Neckwear.
The Season's very newest creations. Our Christmas Stock just in.
Prices from 25c. to $1.00.
Handkerchiefs.
A big range in plain and initial, Silk,
Cambric and Linen. They come in
white, gray, navy, maroon, black and
combination colors, from 10c. to $1.
Silk Neck Scarfs.
Are sensible, servicable and useful.
Colors black and white check, brown,
nayy, white, and grey. Some with
black and red, and grey and black
mixture.   Prices from 50c. to $2.50,
Gloves.
Of all kinds, wool, kid and fur.
Wool Mufflers.
In white, maroon, navy, red, grey
and black: special heavy qualities,
from 75c. to $1.00.
Fancy Vests.
Are vey much liked by most men,
and very dressy. Prices from $1.50
to $5.00.
Umbrellas.
Make an attractive gift. They are
useful and certain to be appreciated.
Smoking   Jackets   &   Dressing
Gowns.
Made up of fancy tweeds. Very
comfortable and good qualities. A
real Xmas gift.
Sweater Coats.
Made from heavy wool, good medium weight, with shawl collars.
They come in plain shades and combination colors, from $2.50 to $7.50.
Belts.
Leather Belts in tan, grey, and
black,   in various styles, from 50c. to
$1.50.
Hats.
In sable, tweed and felt. Fine winter Caps, Collar and Tie Combination
Sets, Armbands, Garters, Suspenders,
in Christmas Boxes. Armbands and
Garters in fancy boxes, Armbands in
Christmas boxes. Brush and Comb
sets, Shaving Sticks, Razors, Strops,
Tobacco Pouches, Pipes, Cigar Holders, Pocket Books, Cuff Links, Watch
Fobs, Scarf Pins', Collar Pins, etc., etc.
A Special Discount of Twenty Per
Cent will be given on MENS'
CLOTHING and OVERCOATS for
th.; balance of the year. ^
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
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Synapsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
toriea 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
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,500 acres
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, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the trace applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Each 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 cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal mining rights are
not being operated, suctj returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include 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 the mine at the rate of
$10.00anacre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to   any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hederson, KroprletcAj
Estimate.-) and Designs furnished
on Application
MAROCCHI PROS.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Speoialty
West Cumberland
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
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.
T. D. McLEAN
The Jeweller   Cumberland, B.C.
the sage heard him complain to>
himself, and said: "Young man
the word is writ for all. Let him
that would move the world move
first himself. Thou asketh first
a place to stand on hereafter, and
move the world. Take it where
thoustandest, and begin now, reform thy little self, and thou hast
begun to reform the world."
There is a pertinent little moral
in this o d story, as applicable to
th'i point in question. He who
would assist in bringing to an end
the widespread intemperance over which ne professes to mourn,
must begin at home, by the renunciation of that which is the
acknowledged cause of the evil.
So long as he sanctions, by the
influence of his personal example
the social drinking habits which
lie at the root of the evils and
mischief over which he mourns,
he can no more be successful in
bringing to the shore of sobriety
and safety those who have been
caught by the destructive flood of
intemperance, ancl are slowly
sinking beneath it, than he could
rescue a man who is literally and
actually drowning, with his
hands tied fast behind him. And
how much personal influence and
power for good is lost for many
people, both in the Church and
out of it, by thus simply handcuffing themselves, by so-called
moderation in the use of alcoholic
liquors, it would be impossible to
estimate, but it must be as great
as it .is lamentable.
But to anyone who has carefully and dispassionately looked
at the subject all round, it must
be very obvious that the great
tap-root of our national intemperance, and of the manifold
mischiefs and miseries which flow
from it, is to be found in the huge
system of legalised temptation
springing from the license laws
of the land; and therefore, in our
j udgment, no temperance reformer is up to the ideal mare, or equal to the urgent necessities of
the times, who is not in favor of
endeavoring to secure, by some
form of legislative enactment,
the prohibition of the public sale
of intoxicating liquors, as being
highly inimical to the common
wtal. But is not this, it is objected, a practical confession of
the utter failure of the moral
suasion principle, and to endeavor to do by law what should only
be attempted by the power of
persuasion? To which 1 reply,
by no means- neither the one
nor the other. It would be as
untrue as it would be impolitic to
deny the vast amount of good
which has been accomplished by
the moral suasion principle in the
reclamation of individual drunkards. There are hundreds and
thousands of men and women,
both in England and America
who have been won from a life
of sin and misery by the power of
the moral suasion principle. FOUR
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Old Bill's Gift
Bu Octavia Roberts
(Copyright by Western Newspaper Union.)
Bill, more familiarly "Old Bill"—ha
had never been known to mention a
family name—looked around hia
"haven of holiday comfort," as ha
termed it, with a chuckle of supremo
satisfaction.
"It's great!" he gloated, "with only
ono thing missing—a Christmas tree."
Bill was a character. Tha townspeople designated him a tramp. Somehow, however, the appellation did not
seem to fit. He did not drink nor
swear. He did not beg. His willing
ways had made him popular, and when
Bill was "down on his luck" and
passed a doorway hungry-looking, his
wants were generally provided for unsolicited.
It was the day before Christmas.. Behind the patient gleam in "Old Bill's"
eyes lurked some sentiment of memory
that Impelled him to celebrate. This especial year he had been preparing for
the event with the eager ardor of a
school boy. Bill had made no confidants. Quietly and
enjoyably he had
laid his plans.
These were now
perfected. A week
back Bill had
"gone to housekeeping." He had
discovered an old
abandoned barn
just beyond tha
town limits. The
lower part had
lost doors and windows and was bleaii
and cheerless indeed. A rickety
stairs, however, led to a room in one
corner of the loft. It was cozy and
warm and at one time had been a harness room. Here Bill had "camped."
He had fished out an old oil stove, a
cot, a table and chair from the town
dumping heap.
A particular housewife had presented him with a roasted chicken because
one side was slightly charred. On the
rude table beside it were half a dozen
homemade doughnuts and a real
mince pie.
Bill took a last look at the goodly
array of comfort then went out to seek
a branch of arbor vitae which would
serve as a Christmas tree.
As he neared the barn on his return
he came to a speedy halt. ,,
A light glowed over at one corner of
the place. It proceeded from a lantern
set ln the feed box of a manger. In
the manger itself across the stale hay
lt contained a blanket was spread,
and, swathed In coverings upon this,
as revealed by the lantern rays, lay a
little sleeping babe.
Near by a serious-faced man was
shaking the snow from his shoulders.
Beside him, seated on an old suitcase,
was a comely but care-worn woman.
The man began to speak. Bill, agape,
drew Into the shadow and listened. It
was to hear enough to learn that bad
luck was driving these homeless ones
from their former
home, penniless,
on foot, to the father of the wife,
ten miles further
on. The storm had
driven them to
temporary shelter.
The husband
and father had
taken a well-
thumbed volume
from his pocket.
He began reading aloud
It was of
"an upper room," of a master and his
beloved disciples, of a supper never
CHURCH NOTICI
St. George's Presbyterian
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.
Choir Practice, Thursday evening 7.30.
Pastor, Rev. Jas. Hood.
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.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at7.30 p.m.
Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor.
in
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for  3rd  Sunday
Advent:
8.30 a. rn.,  Holy Communion
11 a. m.,   Mattins.
2.30 p.m., Sunday School
7 p.m., Evensong.
Service of Intercession in behalf of H.M. Forces on Wednesday at 8-00 p.m.
Arthur Bischlager, Vicar.
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CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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A modern dude with narrow
striped clothes, saddle colored
shoes, a loud necktie, hair parted
over his nose, and smoking a cig-
aret, addressed his best girl thus:
"If you was me and I was you
what would you do?" She unhesitatingly said, "I would take
off that hideous tie, put that cig-
aret in the stove, part my hair
on the side, then pray to God for
brains."
One of our town girls recently
sent twenty-five cents for a receipt to preseive beauty. She
received the following reply-
"Mind your mother and stay
home nights.
COURT OF REVISION.
Comox Assessment District.
A Court of Revision and Appeal, under the provisions of the
"Taxation Act" and "Public
Schools Act," in respect of the
assessment rolls for the year
1916, will be held at the Courthouse, Cumberland, B. C, on
Wednesday, the 29th., day of
December, 1915, at 10 o'clock in
the forenoon.
Dated at Cumberland, B. C,
December 10th., 1915.
John Baird
Assesor and Collector, Comox
Assessment District.
11-18-25.
$100 REWARD
One Hundred Dollars Reward will be paid by the City
Council for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of
the person or persons maliciously
breaking and destroying plate
glass windows in the city of
Cumberland.
r JAMESWARD,
Chiefjof Police.
City Hall, Cumberland, B.C.,
November 1st, 1915.
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the renewal of the
hotel licence to sell liquors by retail in the
hotel known as the Bevan Hotel situate
at Bevan in the Province of British Columbia. HUGH THORNLEY,
Dated this 15th day of October, 1915.
Notice is hereby given that on the 1st.
day of December next application will be
made to the 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 Union, Nelson District, in the Province of
British Columbia.
John N. McLeod.
Dated this I5th. day of October. 1915.
FIRE   INSUKANGJB
For absolute protection
write a policy in the London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co., of Liverpool.
Total Assets - 823,788,930.
W.    WILLAEI
LO O A L AGEN1,
to be forgotten in the memory of mankind.
Bill stood like one transfixed. What
tender chord had been struck that he
closed his eyes! He was back forty
years ln memory, at his mother's knee.
How vivid, how appealing—a picture
she had shown him of the Christ-child
ln a manger, of tbe devoted father and
mother, as here before him, a prototype of that holy eve so real, so touching—the First Christmas!
A mighty thought moved him as he
quietly spoke:
"Friend, upstairs you will find comfort till the storm is over. Call it a
Christmas greeting—see?" and was
gone.
"Ill strike out for Farmer Dale's
haymow," shivered Bill, after half an
hour's desultory wandering, and he
turned about—to start, to shout out,
and then to run.
For tbere in the distance the familiar farmhouse showed no illumination within, but beyond it a glare shot
up—a haystack on fire!
Bill reached the farmyard. The
wind had blown the flames against one
gable of the house and it was burning. He ran to the stable for a pitchfork. Then began a fierce battle:
Bucket after bucket of water he carried. The last spark was dashed out,
and Bill sank exhausted to the ground
as the farmer and his family, visiting
at a neighbor's and attracted by the
blaze, came rushing upon the scene.
"Yes," declared Farmer Dale, two
hours later, as he showed Bill up the
stairs and into a comfortable chamber,
"this is your room, and you will sleep
here, and you're a free boarder long a3
you like, understand? Why, there'd
be no house to sleep in if it wasn't for
you!"
Old Bill was a long time getting into
bed. Like to a child he sank into a
peaceful slumber, his softened spirit
in radiant dreams wandering through
that "upper room" filled with the souls
of those, however humble, who had
kelped to make true "Peace on earth
itood will ;. men."
Preparation
Crawford—What makes you th.uk it
ls necessary te give sex Instruction
in the schools?
Crabshaw—How else could tha
children understand the plays when
thev eo to the theatres?
Paradoxical
The advertising manager was in a
tage.
"What's the matter?" a colleague
asked.
"Matter enough!" was the reply.
"The fools have placed Mme. Soprano's testimonial for a cold cure
en the same page with the announcement that she had a sore throat and
couldn't sing."
Another Suspect
Court (to prosecutor): "Then you
recognize this handkerchief as the one
which was stolen?"
Prosecutor: "Yes, your honor."
Court:   "And yet it isn't  the only]
hAidkerchief of the sort in the world.
See, this one I have in my pocket is
exactly like it.
Prosecutor: "Very likely, your
honor; there were two stolen."
Good   Table   Manners
The teacher had written on tha
blackboard the sentence, "The toast
was drank in silence," and turned to
her class for them to discover tha
mistake. Little Tomm> waved his
hand frantically, and, going to tha
board, scrawled the corre*.ion, "Tha
toast was eateu in r'lence."
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
. Have it demonstrated to you—you will be delighted—
never has such a high-grade stove been offered for $7.50
—you mnst see it to appreciate the unusual value, It is
made of pressed steel, highly nickel-plated—furnished
complete—with cord, plug and table tray.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
i*
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T.E.BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279 Phone 31 SIX
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Don't come Saturday, as
Saturday is too late.
FRIDAY is positively the
last day. We close our
doors forever on Friday
night, Dec. 24th. You'
can buy here the same as
the rest of the dealers.
Goods sold wholesale and
retail.
The Last 6 Days' Sale
Opens Saturday Dec. 18,
at 10 a. m.
FOR 6 DAYS ONLY
We haven't a day to lose.
You haven't it either.
Act quick. Balance of
fixtures *for sale subject
to our use until December 24th.
The Beginning of the End.    In 6
days we close our doors forever.
The balance of the stock will be
packed up on Saturday and sent to
Vancouver.     No reasonable offer will be refused for any goods in the
entire stock.    Everything will be sold for a mere song.
CUMBERLAND'S GREATEST AND BOLDEST SLAUGHTER
Opens Saturday, December 18, at 10-a.m., and continues for 6 days only,
with bigger and better bargains than mentioned here, as the entire stock
must be sold by Friday, December 24th at 10:00 P.M. This is your last
and only chance to buy your Clothing and Furnishings, Hats and Shoes,
including goods at less than wholesale cost. Join the big crowds that
will be here Saturday and next, week, the last week, and get your share
of these wonderful bargains. Don't delay, but act quickly, as this sale
positively ends Friday night, December 24th, in a blaze of glory. Remember this sale will not be continued as we positively and absolutely
must vacate.
18
DID YOU EVER HEAR Oi READ OF LIKE PRISES BEFORE
E00Suits. $5.95
£;°0 Suits $6.95
£00Suits $6.95
goo suits   •      $7.45
goo suits |8>45
|25.00 Suits $8#45
$12.00 Overcoat $5.95
$lo.00 Overcoat $g.95
$18.00 Raincoat
Now	
$6.50 Boots
Now	
$6.00 Boots
Now	
$5.50 Boots
Now	
$5.00 Shoes
Now	
$1.25 Wool Underwear?
Now	
$1.50 Wool Underwear      ggc
1.75 $2.00 Wool Underwear
^***.*J*3
«pZ.4tu
$2.95
$1.95
50c
Now.
75c
B
I
$2.00 wool Shirts $1  75
Collars a dozen A.(\t*
Now **vv
Rubber Collars 1 Kg*
Now lOV,
Men's Silk Hose 9£«
Now £a*J**i
$1.50 Men's Dress Shirts   ggc
$1.25 Overalls QCr
Now OJt
Ladies Shoes ^Kn
Now *sJ*J\*
Ladies Suits <j»1  "7C
LOOK!
:
FREE RIDE to Cumberland.    ■
Kailroad and boat fares refunded one way  v ithir. 50
miles to |)ni diaseis of $15 00
or nioie.
Groceries at your own price.
Thousands and thousands worth of Dry
Goods to be given away at
The PEOPLE'S FRIEND
CLOTHING STORE
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
1
[10 Extra Salespeople wanted.]
LOOK!
FREE RIDE to Cumberland.
Railroad and boat fares refunded one way within 50
miles' 10 purchase, s )f$15 00
or more.
Groceries at your own price, I'HH.  ISLANDER. UUMBKKLANJJ, 8. U.
SEVEN
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. LL.D. D.C.L., President
JOHN AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES. Ata't General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FOND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate U allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is giren to every account. Small accounts
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in tbe names of two or more persons, withdrawals to be made by any one of tbem or by the survivor. S60
•UMBRRLAND BRANCH.       A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
^a.
SPECIAL SALE OF
DINNER SETS
AND
TOILETWARE
DUNSMUIR AVBNUE
CUMBERLAND, *t\ C.
Ptaoae 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE  STORE
BOY SCOUTS
Cumberland Troop No. 1 will
parade at 6.30 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 10th, in the Club Room for
the following practices:
Knot-tying, Ambulance, Gymnastic Practice, Stave Drill and
Signalling.
Orderly Patrol—Foxes.
Orderly Officer — Assistant
Scoutmaster W. Whyte.
Boys between the ages of 11
and 18 years are eligible to join
the troop, accompanying a written consent by their parents.
Scouts must be in full uniform.
By order,
A. J. Taylor,
Acting Scoutmaster.
There are vacancies in the
Cubs for b\>ys between the ag9s
of 9 and 11 years; theso intending to join must have a written
consent from their parents, and
should apply to S.M. A. Bischlager on Thursday evenings at
7 p.m.
We Recom-
mend   the
use of
'QliEEN'
BEER.
A beer you can't help liking—so
mild, so pure, so very good.
Every possible precaution is taken
in the brewing and bottling.  Ask
at the hotels for QUEEN BEER,
—you'll like it.
Pilsener Brewing Co., Ltd.
Cumberland, B.C.
j
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.]
COURT OF REVISON
A Court of Revision will be
held in the City Council Chambers on Friday December 10th.,
1915 at seven thirty (7.30 p.m.)
to correct and revise the Voters
List of the C.ty of Cumberland
for the year 1916. The Court of
Revision shall have power to hear
and by a majority vote, determine any application to strike
out the name of any person which
has been improperly placed thereon, or to place on such list the
name of any person improperly
omitted from such list,
Holders of last agreement of
sale, must make declaration, and
pay taxes on same, on or before
the 30th. day of November; also
authorized agents of incorporated
companies, wishing to represent
such company at the municipal
election must file their authorization papers on or before the 30th
of November, 1915.
A. McKinnon,
C.M.C.
City Hall, Nov em ber 17th. 1915
Lady will teach stenography to
a limited number of pupils; low
terms. Communicate with P.O.
Box 388 Cumberland.
$25.00 REWARD
Will be paid to anyone giving information leading to the arrest
ancl conviction of any person or
persons damaging vacant property in the City of Cumberland.
JAMES WARD,
Chief of Police.
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 Collieries (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
itf EIGHT
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOWN    TOPICS
H. S. Clements, M. P., was at
Campbell River this morning.
James Walls left for Victoria
on Friday to join the Canadian
Expeditionary Forces at the front.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Harrison
left for Victoria on Monday and
returned on Thursday.
C. Michelle, Draeger Apparatus Instructor was in town
during the week.
FOR SALE—At A.R.Kierstead's
Blacksmith Shop, 5 sets Market
Sleds, $40,00 and up; also auto
wheels repaired.
Pte. E. Horwood left this morning to join his regiment after
spending a few days with his
parents.
Henry Devlin. Inspector of
Mines, was here during the week
on his usual monthly tour of inspection.
P. F. Scharschmidt, of Vancouver, arrived at Courtenay
from Campbell river on Wednesday and left for Vancouver on
Thursday.
Frank Parks, of Cumberland
has resigned the position of postmaster, to take effect-when the
Postoffice Department appoints
his successor.
Mrs. C. D. Hobbs arrived from
Victoria on Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs will reside
in this city.
George Deane of Victoria,
Provincial Inspector of Schools
arrived on Tuesday and inspected
the Cumberland Public and High
Schools and  left on Thursday.
H. Browing, assistant secretary of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir Ltd. with headquarters
at Victoria arrived on Thursday
evening.
R. W. Hunter and J. Morgan
of the firm of Buttar and Chiene
of Vancouver, auditor for the
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir
Ltd. arrived on Tuesday and
left on Thursday.
The local merchants are busy
decorating their stores with a
Christmas appearance. The business house of Campbell Bros, is
is very artistic showing off various Christmas gifts to an advantage. When completed it will be
one of the best dressed stores
in town. See adv. on page two
for   holiday presents.
The Court of Revision, consisting of Kis Worship Mayor Parnham, Aidermen Henderson and
Banks to revise the Voters List
for the coming municpal election
held Court in the council chambers on Friday evening. Two
names were removed and one
changed when the list was ordered  to be    certified as correct, i
r
"******•*********
THE   BIG   STORE
saa
This Season more than ever emphasizes the fact that
usefulness will be one of the chief considerations for Christmas Gifts. Our store is brimful
of good useful goods, suitable for presents at
this season.
For Ladies.
Perrins' Gloves in black, tan kid, and
tan and grey,suede. Perrins' Gloves
in white kid also white with black
stripe. Price $1.50 per pair — every
pair guaranteed.
Ladies Umbrellas Our assortment is
very choice and we can assure you
of satisfaction. Prices from $4.50
down to $1.50 and the handles are
very new.
Ladies' Collars A new delivery of the
latest and smartest on the market.
Call and inspect our complete assortment and you will be satisfied
Prices are very reasonable.
Ladies' Waists Our latest arrivals
merit your approval and prove to be
real good value. The styles are very
new and the cloth, crepe-de-chene,
makes a very smart waist. The
prices are reasonable.
Ladies' Handkerceiefs Galore. We offer
you a very large and comprehensive assortment to choose from, and
our prices are right.
Our Fancy Work Department includes the latest goods of "Belding
Paul" which is a perfect guarantee
of up-to-dateness.
Ladies' Hair Combs, Ladies' Ties,
Ladies' Barettes, Ladies' Purses,
Ladies' Hose.
For Gentlemen
Gentlemen's Sweater Coats in a good
raiiety of colors and at prices
bought long before the advance in
wools.   Prices from $2.50 to $7.50.
Gents' Ties A late delivery of "Crescent Ties" have come forward for
Xmas showing in all the new weaves
and patterns. Prices 65c to $1,50.
Cash Ties For durability and smartness try a Cash Tie and you will
admit the sterling quality of this
popular tie. Price 65c.
Gent's Braces and Armlets done up in
sets as well as Braces and Garters at
all prices to suit your purse.
Gents' New Caps The smartest line
we've had in all the wanted silk finish
styles in checks and stripes. Prices
95c $1.25 and $1.50.
Gents' Socks make a most acceptable
gift as well as useful A full range
to select from.
Gents' Umbrellas in new handles and
good covers from #1.50.
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8

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