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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
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THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII., No. 24
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
IV   \
THE KINGFISHER.-Ireland in Columbus Evening Dispatch.
Cumberland Public School.
The school  will   re-open
Tuesday, September 4th.
On Tuesday morning pupils of
all grades must bring scribblers
and pencils, Time is sometimes
lost on the first day owing to
pupils having no material to work
with. Will parents please kindly see that their children bring
the necessary writing materials
on Tuesday morning.
Young pupils just beginning to
come to school should be sent
within the first week. No new
pupils will be taken into the receiving class later than Sept. 30.
(k. J. -Richards, Principal.
$100.00 REWARD
The Corporation of the City of
Cumberland offers a reward of
$100.00 for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who
maliciously and deliberately set
fire to and attempted to destroy
St. George's Presbyterian Church
on the morning of Tuesday, Aug.
21st, 1917.   By order,
Mayor T. E. Bate.
Have your Suits, Silks, and
Household Furnishings Cleaned,
Dyed and Repaired at
1223-1231 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, B. C.
With the French Armies in the
Field, Aug. 28.—Germany has
lost more than 50,000 men in the
Flanders battle alone since July
1. The figures were compiled
today, when the assembling of
data obtained from prisoners was
Prisoners said \ thirty-seven
divisions, (approximately 555,000
men) have been engaged in the
Flanders sector since the first of
last month. Thirty of these (ap-
proximately 450,000 men) have
been withdrawn on account of
losses. The German high command's usual practise is to withdraw a division for reorganization after it's losses have take.n
from 2000 to 2500 men.
, Taking this as a basis it can be
assumed that if Germany has
withdrawn thirty divisions, her
losses must be anywhere from
60,000 to 70,000. A conservative estimate' would put them
considerably above 50,000. Seven
German divisions which were on
the Flanders front on July 1 are
still there.
These estimates of losses' do
not take into account the huge
casualties which the enemy has
sustained of late around Verdun
and the Chemin des Dames,
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Washington, Aug. 28.—Trieste
is being evacuated. Its civilian
population is deserting the town,
at the order of the Austrian high
command, according to the Zurich
correspondent of Cicorrie d'ltalia,
whose despatches were cabled to
the Italian embassy here today.
Most of the citizens left yester
day taking with them "all ai tides of value," the cable stated.
They sought refuge in the interior of Austria. Hourly the Italian
offensive becomes more certain
of a military decis:on. The Austrian troops in the sector dominated by Monte Santo are reported
so far ahead of them in their retreat that no trace of them^can
be found except stacks of abandoned ammunitions, guns and food.
From Monte Santo many square
miles of territory can be raked
by the Italian artillery. No Austrian positions in- this zone can
be held more than a few hours.
Monto Grabril and Monte Daniel are still held by the Austrians
but are isolated. No food or munitions can reach the beleagured
troops. The fall of these mountain forts is a matter of days,
the dispatch says. Emperor
Charles spent the entire day of
Aug. 22 at the front with the
Austrian high command and Gen
eral Boreoeviz. He saw Tamo
captured and one fort on. the
Carso destroyed by the Italian
bombardment. He left while
the Italian troops were charging
to victory.
Austrian papers admit the pre
carious position of their troops,
The Lokal Anzeiger correspondent makes no effort to conceal the
important advantages gained by
the Italians.
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"Some folks can't even learn by experience."—N.Y. Tribune.
Copenhagen, Aug. 28—The
possibility of another change in
the Chancellorship in Germany
is discussed by George B. Bern-
hard in the Vossische Zeitung.
He says it is plainly evident that
the appointment of a minor official like Dr. Michaelis without
general political experience was
a great mistake. The Reichtag,
he argues, must take the matter
of internal reforms and peace
into its own hands.
Theodore Wolff, of the Tage-
blatt, dismisses the new Bunds-
rath-Reichstag committee "as a
nostrum designed to soothe the
cry of the German people for
popular control of the Government.
Wolff attacks Dr. Michalis's
reasons for sidetracking parlia
mentary reform until after the
war and says the truth is that
parliamentarism is, not desired
just now because it would impose
real control upon the Government and end the domination of
secret influences,
A dance will be held in Ilo Ilo
Hall tonight as usual, a pianist
having been secured through the
Musician's Union, Vancouver.
The following changes will go
into effect today, September 1st,
in the management of the Comox
mines of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Limited:—
No. 7 mine.—J. W. Montgomery has been appointed manager
in place of Frank Jaynes resigned. Robert Brown has been appointed overman in place of John
Dando transferred to No. 4 mine.
No. 5 mine.—John G. Quinn
has been appointed manager in
place of Hugh Sloan resigned.
Thomas Taylor has been appointed overman in place of John
Gillespie resigned.        ,
No. 4 mine.—George O'Brien
has been appointed manager in
in place of John G. Quinn transferred to No. 5 mine. John Dando has been appointed overman
of No. 2 slope in place of Charles
Parnham resigned.
J. W. Montgomery, the new
manager at No. 7 mine, was formerly mine manager at Brechin
mine of the Western Fuel Co.,
and was recently in an official
position with Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Co., at Michel, B.C.
Robert Brown, the new overman at No. 7 mine was for several years overman with the
Princeton Coal and Land Co., at
Princeton, B.C.
George O'Brien, the new manager at No. 4 mine was for many
years in an official capacity with
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.
at Coal >eek, B.C., arid for the
past two and one-half years- has
been mine inspector for the province of British Columbia with
headquarters at Fernie. B.C.
Thomas Taylor, the new overman at No. 5 mine, was formerly
overman in the Morden shaft of
the Pacific Coast Coat Mines Ltd.
at South Wellington,and resigned
that position to accept the present
John Dando is a local man and
needs no introduction.
John G. Quinn, the present
manager at No. 4'mine, is being
transferred to No. 5 mine.
Misses Eva and Edith Bickle
left for Ladysmith on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Halliday aird
Ottawa, Aug. 28. - The arrival family left b>' auto on Saturday
in the capital this morning of t°r a tour of the Island.
Hon. A. L: Sifton, Premier of! Rev. Jas. Hood left on Monday
Alberta, it is believed in political! for Victoria to attend the Pres-
circles, will go a long way in de- bytery.
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 honse, also
pantry and bathroom, 'gantry
and bathroom are both'fitted
with hot and fold 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. A. McKinnon, Executor.
A very pretty wedding wa3
celebrated at the Methodist
Church this afternoon, when
Rev. Thos. Barlow united in
marriage Mr. Henry Tappen, of
the Island Supply Co., of Bevan,
and Miss Ethel Spruston, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Spruston, of Ladysmith. Very
many friends gathered to witness the ceremony. The bride
entered the church leaning on
the arm of hei father, and the
wedding march was played by
Mrs. Thomson. The bride was
dressed in brown and looked very
charming. The bridesmaid also
wore brown. The groom was attended by Mr, Wilfrid Spruston, \
while the bride was supported by
Miss Ethel Joyce. Mr. and Mrs.
Tappen are leaving for a honeymoon trip to the coast cities, ami
afterwards Mr. Tappen will leave
for Ottawa, where he will join
the aerial service.—Ladysmith
William Kerr, of Victoria, Is
here on a visit.
The annual meeting of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Limited Medical Fund, will In-
held in the Ilo Ilo Theatre, on
Sunday, Sept. 2nd, 1017. Tin-
chair will be taken by John Comb
at 2 p. m.
Next Monday is Labor Day
and a bank holiday. ' All stores
will be cbsed. The pist offko
will be open fronf-8 to 10 a.m.,
and the Comox mines nf the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir).
Ltd., will be idle also.
termining the success or failure
of negotiations for organization
of a union government. Mr.
Sifton when seen on his arrival
here professed to know nothing
about it.
I am the most ignorant man in
the world," he said, when asked
for a statement as to how matters stand, and the nature of his
message from the West to the
Prime Minister. The Alberta
Premier, however, wHl see Sir
Robert Borden today. Definite
developments and an official' announcement as to how matters
stand are not expected until after i ministerial caucus to be held
tomorrow morning at which it is
thought likely that Sir Robert
Borden will take his followers
into his confidence and subsequently make a statement in parliament. The Parliamentary correspondent of the Morning Citizen in dealing with union government prospects, says:
"It is understood that the westerners would not only dictate
the policy but the leadership of
government. The story, from
pretty authentic sources, is than
they want as leader Sir George
Foster, Sir Adam Beck, Sir William Mulock or Justice Duff,
"The rank and file of the Conservative party are not prepared
to sacrifice under any cireum
stances the Borden leadership.
"A full caucus of Conservative
members and senators will be
held on Wednesday and it is learned that the new Franchise Kill
will be drawn up this week,"
Washington, Aug. 28.-A
group of British or French army
officers, specialists in various details of trench warfare, will be
attached to the National Guard
and national army camps under
plans worked out by the War
Department to expedite training
of troops for special conditions
they will meet at the front.
The French and British Governments have been asked to detail officers, and probably eight
or ten will be assigned to each of
the thirty-two camps,
i The overseas officers will not
come in direct touch with the
American troops, The training
will be dene entirely hv the American officers of the companies,
regiments or brigades, but the
American officers will have the
opportunity of consulting with
the assigned foreign associates
who have had actual experience
at the front with control of artillery fire, bombing attacks, ma-
chine gun work and co-ordinated
movements of infantry in attacks
or in defensive operations.
There will  be men who have
learned under fire the lessons of
maintaining  telegraph  or telephone   communications,   others) NoVi 5th) 1015.   On-hr arrival in
whose specialty has been vthe co- England .he was transferred to
ordination of aeroplane ohsorva-! lhe 7th Canadian Battalion,    lie
Hon with the movements of h'\ has been allowed leave of absence
fantry, others who have   been L0 regain h|tt atienjfth.
trained    in   observation  balloon
Allan Nunns, train despatcher
for the Wellington Colliery Railway returned on Tuesday from a
ten day's vacation to Victoria
and Vancouver.
G. C. Baker. Cashier of the
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir
Ltd., left for Victoria on Wednesday.
Tho nas Graham, General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries, returned from a visit to
Ladysmith and Victoria on Wednesday.
Rev. Henry Wilson and Wesley
Willard left on Thursday for Ladysmith to attend the District
meeting of the Methodist church.
D. R. Hunter, of the local
branch of the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, left on Monday to
join the Canadian Expeditionary
Forces for Overseas.
Mrs. McGregor and Mrs. Richardson left for Nanaimo on Monday after spending a few days
as the guest of Mrs. Duncan
For sale by tender 2 1-2 acres
of Oat Hay. Opposite B. Fowler,
Cumberland Road.
A. KERTON, Courtenay.
Grace Methodist Sunday School
will re-open tomorrow at 2:30 p.
m.   All pupils are welcome.
Thomas Heyland, Teller of the
local branch of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce, has been
transferred to Greenwood and
loft for that place on Friday.
George fryde, of Merritt, arrived on Thursday.
Matthew Glazebrook, of New
Westminster, arrived on Thursday to take the position of Teller
in the local branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce.       I
W. S. Siddall, of Nanaimo, is
here on a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. John Thomson
and son William returned from
their auto trip to tho State of
Washington on Thursday.
LOST-On the Courtenay Road
a 30 x 'i\ auto tire. Please return
to the office of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd.
Mr. and Mrs, Henry Tappin
returned on Thursday evening.'
The adjourned meetirg of the
South Comox Conservative Association wiil be held at Courtenay on Thursday, Sept. 6th, 1917.
Mr. nnd Mrs. I), Jones and Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Jones left this
morning by auto for Seattle,
They will go by ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver.
A public reception was tendered 1'te. Hen Nicholas on Tuesday
evening in the. City Hall on his
return from the battlefront.when
His Worship Mayor Hate present-
«<l him with an address of welcome. Patriotic speeches were
delivered by Rev. Henry Wilson,
ex Mayor Parnharii, Wesley \* il-
lard and Richard Pearce, D.C.M.
Pte, Nicholas left British Columbia  with the  17th Battalion on
work anil soon through the list
of highly specialized military tactics that Iv.ve been developed by
the Allies in three years of trench
Mrs. Simms, Teacher of Pianoforte, re-opens Sept. 3rd. Pupils prepared for any examina-
nations. Early applications will
oblige.   Piioiiu 37 oi' Box 363) TWO
THlfi lSLANDfeR,  CUiittERLAND, B. C.
Ihu Jslatttor
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00;
Single copies. 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union. $2.00
The influence of Canadian patriotism has been far-reaching.
The Baltimore Sun has this to
say of Canada—that "it is an
honor to live next door to her."
Bloorl is thicker than water. Our
American cousins were quick to
grasp the significance of Canada's
response to the challenge of Germany. Our victories were their
victories. When Canada won
fame they cheered with the best
of us, and felt it an honor to live
next door to us. The Baltimore
Sun reflects the close and friendly relations that now subsist between the Republic and the Dominion:
"Kipling called Canada 'Our
Lady of the Snow,' but the story
which our staff correspondent is
telling of her war record shows
that when her pride, her loyalty,
and her affections are enlisted
she is the Vesuvius of Nations.
Every American ought to read
the narrative of Canadian sacri
fice and Canadian heroism. It
is an epic which Homer might
have been proud to tell. We
confess that, when we compare
this splendid enthusiasm, this
eager devotion, this unquestion
eel and magnificent courage and
unselfishness with certain manifestations of American indifference, halfheartedness, and calculating prudence, we feel a sense
of humiliating moral inferiority.
"Some fool Americans before
the war used to talk about an
nexing Canada and extending to
it the blessings of Republican
government. Unless we raise
ourselves to the spiritual level of
these great-souled people, the
best thing that could happen to
us would be to get Canada to annex us. But we hope these letters will thrill our hearts with admiration, and will stir us to a
generous emulation. To be a
Canadian must be, for the next
generation at least, equivalent
to.being one of the elect of the
Canadians at home must live
up to this record. It is a record
which has not been made by the
Government or by Parliament,
or by the millions of Canadians
who live in comparative ease and
security within their borders remote from the thundering reverberations of the guns. This record and this fame were won on
ihe fields of battle where sleep
the vanguard of Canada's army
of national defence—the noble
youths who for a perilled heritage
"In some diwne awakening caught,
Set it against all dream and joy,
And died in rapture at the thought."
—Toronto Globe, July 2fi.
Gilford Pinchot, one of the
foremost conversationalists of
ihe United States, says of that
country: "The clear duty of the
nation is to guarantee the farmers a fair price for their crops
when grown, and a reasonable
supply of labour at harvest. The
clear duty of the farmer is to
raise food enough to win this
war for democracy against Kai-
serism." This applies with equal
force in Junada.
The more we hear of the Liberal Convention in Winnipeg the
more does it seem to resemble
the George P. Graham Convention in Toronto.
In each case a beautiful set of
unanimous resolutions was given to the public and in each case it
has transpired that the delegates
were far more divided than the
public hadbeen given to understand.
The Winnipeg Convention has
been repudiated by the Liberal
press of Winnipeg just as the
Graham Convention had to be
repudiated by the Liberal press
of Toronto.
The Manitoba Free Press,
which is the most influential Opposition newspaper west of Toronto, openly condemns the
Winnipeg Convention for calling
upon the West to support Sir
Wilfrid Laurier in his opposition
to conscription. The Free Press
concludes a scathing article with
the words:
"The Liberals of Western Canada who have given their blcod
and treasure to this great cause,
whose homes are desolate by the
sacrifices of war, are to do this
in order that ambitious gentlemen
in Edmonton and Vancouver
may recover or secure certain
jobs that are attractive to them.
The Western Liberals will regard
the proposition as an unspeakable
infamy. They will reject it with
scorn, with contempt, with blazing and wrathful indignation."
The Winnipeg Tribune, independent Liheral, is equally, vitrol-
in its editorial leview of the
Convention. It emphasizes the
enormous and unprecedented difficulties which the Borden government has had to overcome in
presence of war. It condemns
the delegates as a crowd of party
politicians bent on the achievement of office.
It scores them for planning to
use Sir Wilfred Laurier in consolidating all the disloyal elements in the population against
conscription: It declares that
all true Liberals and loyal Canadians must unite in a determined
effort to defeat such an unpatriotic conspiracy.
The Great War Veterans' Association has already denounced
the conclusions of the Winnipeg
Convention as an insult to the
Canadians in the firing line, to
their friends and relatives at
home, and to all decent minded
Canadians everywhere.
The Convention was composed
of hand-picked machine delegates
many of them representative of
the alien, anti-British sections of
the community. Under the leadership of furious partisans and
incurable idolaters like Hon. |
Frank Oliver and Hon. C. W.!
Cross, this packed gathering passed eulogies on Sir Wilfred Laurier. It also evaded the paramount issue of conscription for
the support of the 150,000 Western Canadians overseas.
Do not waste a slice of bread.
There is an old saying, "Many
mickles mak' a muckle," and, if
there are many individual savings the total gain will be great.
Do not be too proud to notice
whether anything usable is being wasted; do not be too proud
to use odds and ends which
might, otherwise, be cast into
the garbage can. In Chicago,
recently, the garbage was reduced from 400 loads per day to
200 loads per day due largely to
the preachments of economy.
Economy in the use of foodstuffs
should be practised by those who
dwell in the towns and cities.
Get the real vision of economy
and put it into daily practice.
Every individual must realize
the food shortage in all its magnitude and he must realize what
want and famine would mean
and then he must put forth every
effort to prevent it. Do not leave
it to the other fellow. Do your
part. In this matter prevention
is a thousand times better than
cure. Eliminate all waste in your
We' are showing this week our first shipment of
Ladies'   Fall   Dress   Goods   and
Special values in Dress Goods—fast dyes and popular prices-"--in
Serges, Poplins, Cashmeres, Tweeds, Gabardines and,   .
Bengalines.   Novelty weaves in plain and fancy
Voiles, Marquisette and Silk Broche
in light shades suitable for
evening wear in costume lengths
Coatings in 54in. widths, in Blanket Cloths, Chinchillas, Sport
Checks, in light and dark shades, at $3.50 per yard;
also Shepherd Plaids in small and large checks
from $1.75 to $3.50 per yard.
Crepe  de   Chene  Waists
Silk and Bead embroidered Crepe de Chene Waists in pink, sky,
maize, old rose, cream and black, at $4.75.
NOTE.---We invite your inspection of our Fall Millinery Opening on Saturday, Sept. 1st, when
we will have on display the newest in American models in Ladies' trimmed and untrimmed
Hats; also newest fabrics in dress goods, misses' and children's Sweater Coats and Sets, etc.
When do you Telephone?
If you use the Long Distance phone between
9 and 12 in the morning or between 1 and 3 in
the afternoon, you are doing just what most users
of the Long Distance Telephone do. When every
body wants to use the wire at the same time,
somebody has to wait.
At any other hour of the day service is
prompter, because the demand is less.
Between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. you can use the
Long Distance Telephone over three times the
day period at the same rate.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President.
SIR JOHN AIRD, Ueneral Manager      H.V.F. JONES, Ass't (len. 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 given 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.
U.B.C. Beer
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.    Ask  for
U.B.C; it's the beer of Quality—none better.
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.' 1
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.
Opposite the Railway Station
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
CO Mi minimi i ivhn of the Dnmininr.
in Mmiilnhn, Sn-k»<chuwnu and Alberts,
llio Yukon Tun hoy. the Northwest Tsrrl
tone, mid in s poniun <f the Province nf
British Columbia, nmy he leased for s term
uf twuniy-one years v mi mum.I rental of
(Innacre. Not more than 2,600acres
ui I be leased to one applicant,
Application for a Inane muat be made by
the applicant in person tu the Agent or sub
Again uf the diatrict iu which the right,
applied fur are aituared.
In aurveyed teritory the land must be
deacribed by sections, it logal aubdi i iaiutis
of sections, and ill utnui veyed erritnry
the'ractnppliud fir ahull he staknd out by
thi-app icaiit himself.
K irh applicition muat he aceoinpanied
by a fee of (6 which will be refunded if the
riuhta applied for are not. available, but not
otherwise. A royalty ahall be paid on the
ini-rohaiitahle output uf the mine at the
rate of tive cents per ton.
Tlie person "p,-rntinii the mine "hall
furnish the Agent with sworn returnaac
ruui'ling for 'lie full quantity of nn-rch
snialilecoal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miuiag rights an'
not being npirared, such returns ahall hi'
furi'iahed at least.once a year.
The lease will include the cosl minine
rights only, but the Ii ssae may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the workiimof the mine at the rate nf
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of ihe Department of the Interior, Onawi, or to  any
Agent or Sub Agent nfD»minlori Lands
W   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B- llnauthorsed publication of this
adveriineineiit will not be t aid 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
ono 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
claaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Atk for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for PfLBBNBR Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
Harris Weinstock, state market director of California, in his
annual report for 1916, gives the
following instance of the advantages of co-operation in marketing by the California peach
"Last January while East, as
the result of an investigation, I
found that the average price for
dried California peaches in New
York at relail was about 17c. per
pound. It was said to cost him
between 4 cents and 5 cents a
pound to produce them. That
meant that out of every dollar
paid by the eastern consumer
for California dried peaches, the
California peach grower was getting 14 cents, making a cost of
86 cents for distribution and
making it further plain that there
was ample room for reducing the
price to the consumer and raising
the price to the producer. Meanwhile, the peach growers of California have organized, with the
result that this year they are
quoting a price between 5 l-2c.
and 8c. per pound, which to them
is a remunerative price, whereas
the price to the consumer has
been lowered about 16 per cent,
as compared with a year ago.
This change has been brougnt
about to the advantage of both,
by the growers collectively being
in a position to minimize speculation and to have a voice in stabilizing prices."
In 1913, South Africa imported
21.263.000 eggs. This year it
will be found that over 2.000,000
have been exported, after local
requirements had been filled.
The difference between Dr.
Clark and those Liberals who
find fault with him for being too
severe in his critisism of Laurier
is that Dr. Clark is sorry to be
deceived in and by Laurier.
Opponents of c inscription in
Quebec call Borden all sorts of
names and threaten him with
death, but there are Liberals
who think Dr. Clark is too se
vere in his critisism of Sir Wilfrid.
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
Ilo Ilo Theatre
Showing Films From All  Best Producers.   Pictures
Shown Here Include Bluebirds, Redfeathers
and Famous Players, which are run in
Leading Theatres of Vancouver, Vic-
Victoria and Nanaimo.
Franklyn   Farnum   In  Redfeather
Five Reel Drama,
"The Clock"
And a reel of Comedy
Third Episode,
Monday, September 3rd.
The Latest In Serials
"The Gray Ghost"
Harry Carter, Pricilla Dean, Emory
Johnson and Eddie Polo In Cast.
Also a Five Reel Bluebird Film and
a reel of comedy. Eight reels every
Monday and Tuesday.
Mary Pickford In
"Romance of
The Redwoods"
Clara Kimball Young,
Price She Paid "
Seven and Eight Reel   Paramount
Feature Films
EVENINGS 6.30 To 10.30
Admission-Children Under 15, 10c.
Adults 15c. Box Seats 25c.
: Matinee Every Saturday, at 3 Oclocl
Children 5c.
■ FOUtt
Stop! Look! Listen!
Just let your cars run
another ten days, (hen
a trial on repairs.
Mechanical and Electrical
ARUll fm III.-
Alex lletiilersun, Proprietor
Estimates mul Designs furnlslied
mi Application
Mrs. F. Oliver
R.A.M., London, England, and
Conservatoire of Music, Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. -13, Camp.
A/TRS. RIDEOUT wishes to an-
ivl nounce her Fall Millinery
Opening on Saturday, Sept. ,8th,
with the largest and most complete assortment of New York
and imported models ever shown
in the City of Cumberland. One
of the leading features for Fall
will be Hatter's Plush in the
most becoming styles.
Mrs. Rov Rideout's
Millinery Parlors,.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
A  Few Illuminating Facts:
"THE TAXPAYERS of a town are the«tock-
*■ holders in that town. As such they should
be vitally interested in its propertv. Unless the
town pays them dividends in the shape of rising
real estate values and increased trade,\ they are
losing money on their investment. Insignificant
street lights, like insignificant funds, pay insignificant dividends.
All other things being equal, the town with
the WHITE WAY pays largest dividends.
It receives more favorable publicity.
It attracts more desirable residents.
Its real estate values rise faster.
Did you ever consider it in that LIGHT before?
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 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 Ihe theatre, Inking the children for a run in the country or to school.
The F >rd 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 stream-line effect, tapered hood and crown fenders.
Runabout    •
Town Car    -
F.O.B. Fori,
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
Kara 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 Easy Monthly Payments.       '
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Phone 3-8
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.
New Fall Coats for Ladies
Only a few have arrived to date, but they are smart
and good style, in heavy tweeds. On order, ,and
delivery expected any day, are one of the best assortments of Ladies' coats we have ever shown.
Their styles are the very newest, with large collar
and belt effects, in many new pleasing creations.
Our prices for these new coats will run from $12.50
to $32.00, and we feel sure you can get one to suit
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 irv 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.
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. [
am e
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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