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Array £«gUl»tion Librar
THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII., No. 35
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
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A scene at the bomb throwing contest.  This game was introduced by Lieut.
W. Lynch.   He has taught the men to use the discuss throw as the trenches
are too narrow for overhand throwing.
London, Nov, 14—Only one
British merchant vessel of more
than 1600 tons was sunk by mine
or submarine this week, according to weekly statement of shipping losses issued this evening.
This is the lowest number since
Germany began Ber submarine
campaign. Five vessels of less
than 1600 tons, and one fishing
boat were sunk during the week.
The Admiralty statement follows:
Arrivals, 2,125: sailings 2,307.
"British merchantmen over
1600 tons sunk by mine or submarine, 1; under 1600 tons 5. .
"Fishing vessels sunk, 1, previously.
"British merchantmen unsuccessfully attacked, including
three previously, 8."
Not since Germany began her
intensified submarine campaign
in February has the total number of British merchantmen sunk
by mine or submarine been as
small as the above Admiralty
statement shows. The previous
low record was 12 merchantmen, eight of them of tonnage
in excess of 1600, and four less
than 1600 tons. •
' The high crest of the wave of
British merchantmen sunk was
during the week of April 22,
when 40 ships of 1600 tons and
over and 15 of less tonnage were
sunk, a total of 56. The next
high record was the following
week, when 38 vessels of the
larger and 13 of the smaller category were sent to the bottom.
A Musical Treat
OnVThursday evening -in the
Presbyterian Church, lovers of
music were given-a treat of the
highest order. The whole entertainment was in the hands of
three talented ladies who excelled in their respective parts. Miss
Margaret Campbell McCraney as
violin soloist, Mrs. A. Z. De-
Long as mezzo soprano soloist,
and Miss T. Williams as accompanist. The programme consisted of some of the choicest musical selections and every piece
stood as a masterpiece, receiving
hearty applause from those present. Miss Williams as accompanist excelled herself, and no
doubt was enjoyed to the full by
the many friends in this city,
she having grown up in the district. A goodly number turned
out to enjoy an evening in such a
way as they seldom have the
privilege of, in our city, and music lovers from Union Bay and
the district were there to show
their appreciation.
The Red Cross benefitted to
the extent of ten dollars, and the
same was handed to Mrs. Dr.
Hicks, secretary of the local Red
Cross Association, who thanked
the visiting ladies for their generous donation. Rev. Jas. Hood
performed the duties of chairman
in his usual able manner.
Messrs. Fletcher Bros, deserve
thanks for giving the use of the
splendid piano for the occasion.
The Win-the-War Union Committee Rooms are situated on
Third St., opposite the Royal
Bank of Canada, and are open
every evening. Everyone interested in the Win-the-War Union
Government is welcome to attend
the Rooms, whether Liberal or
Conservative. Party lines are
discontinued until the end of the
Left: COL. E. M. HOUSE, probable representative of United Slates al the
Peace Conference. Right: Italy's Idol, GEN, CADORNA, the popular idol
of the Italian army.
Tonight, Ilo Ilo Theatre, Little
Zoe Rae in "TheCircus of Life,"
a reel of comedy .and a reel of
war film, The Russian Revolution.
Mrs. Simms, teacher of pianoforte, prepares pupils for examinations, elementary and advanced. Phone 37. P. 0.«Box
353, Cumberland.
The ladies of St. George's Presbyterian Church will hold an'
Apron Sale and Afternoon Tea
on Wednesday afternoon, November 28, from 3 to 6. Tickets
for the Afternoon Tea 15 cents.
Rev. S. J. Green of Nanaimo,
will preach in the Methodist
Church next Sunday, 11 a. m.,
and 7 p. m.
A. S. Kendall of the pay roll
department of the Canadian Collieries, has resigned his position
and left for Victoria.
Dudley Michell of the provincial mining department, and in
charge of the mine rescue station
left for Victoria on Friday.
James Whyte left for Nanaimo
on Friday morning.
Nellie Ronalds left for Nanaimo on Monday enroute to San
Mrs. Thomas Bickle returned
on Thursday from a ten days'
visit to Vancouver.
Geo. A. Fletcher, dealer in
Pianos and Musical Instruments,
with headquarters in Nanaimo
and a branch store in this city,
spent the week in this district.
It is reported that a new sawmill is about to be erected at
Puntledge near No. 4 shaft.    <
E. C. Emde, of the Ford Garage, Courtenay, has purchased
the Cumberland Motor Works,
which was owned by Cameron
and Henderson, and placed Robert Grieves in charge.
Next Monday is nomination
day for the coming Dominion
election. W. N. Carty the returning officer will be at the
Court House, Cumberland, between the hours of noon and
two p. m., to receive nominations.
Thos. H. Mumford, for the
last four or five years in charge
of the grocery department of
Messers. Campbell Bros, in this
city has resigned his position
which went into effect on Saturday last. Mr. Mumford is seriously considering the possibility
of commencing a cash grocery
Edward W. Bickle has been
appointed enumerator for the
Cumberland Polling Division
which takes in Cumberland, Bevan, Minto and Puntledge and is
now preparing the voters list for
the coming election. The mife,
widow, mother, sister or daughter of any person, male or female, living or dead, who is serving or has served without Canada in any of the military forces
or within or without Canada in
any of the naval forces of Canada oi Great Britain in the present war is entitled to vote who
is otherwise qualified.
Count dc Salis, who1 has succeeded Sir Henry Howard as the British  Minister on a special mission to the Pope.
Dr. Richard Von Kuhlmann, the new Foreign Minister of the Germrn Empire, whose long residence in London have led many observers both within
and without Germany to believe that his appointment is made with a view
to peace.
Watch for the Feature Film at
Ilo Ilo Theatre next Friday, the
An Apron Sale and afternoon
tea will be held in St. George's
Presbyterian church on Wednesday, Nov. 28th. Tea will be
served from 3 to 6 p. m. Tickets
15 cents each.
The basket ball girls will give
an exhibition game of basket
ball in the West Cumberland
Conservative Band Hall on Monday evening. No admission.
Everybody welcome.
The Cumberland Follies will
give a Concert and Dance in the
Ilo Ilo Theatre on Tuesday evening, November 27th. New
songs, new scenery and all the
latest song hits. Prices 30c, 40c,
and 50c. The Dance will commence immediately after the
J. V. Nordgren, weighman of
No. 5 mine has resigned his position and left for Bellingham,
Washington. Thomas H. Carey
has been appointed his successor.
Buy Victory Bonds, the safest
and surest investment obtainable.
The Minister op Finance offers for Public Subscription
Canada's Victory Loan
1 isue of
$150,000,000 5i% Gold Bonds
Intereit from December Ut, 1917, and offered in three maturities, the choice of which Is optional with the subscriber, as follows:
5 year Bonds due December 1st, 1022
10 year Bonds due December 1st, 1027
20 year Bonds due December 1st, 1037
This Loan la authorised under Act of tiie Parliament of Canada, and both principal and Interest are a charge upon tV Consolidated Revenue Fund.
The amount of this Issue is 1150,000,000, exclusive of the amount (if any) paid by the surrender of bonds of previous Issues, The Minister of Finance
reserves the right to allot tbe whole or any part of the amount subscribed in excess of $150,000,000.
Tho Proceeds of this Loan will be used for War purposes only, and will be spent wholly In Canada.
Principal and Interest payable In Gold
Denominations t   $50, $100, $500 nnd $1,000
Subscriptions must he In sums of *."D or multiples thereof.
I the Office of the Assistant Receiver
it Victoria.
Interest payable, without .charge, half-yearly, June 1st and December 1st, at any branch In Canada of any Chartered Bank.
Principal payable without charge at the Office of the Minister of Finance and Receiver funeral at Ottawa, nr
General at Halifax, St. John, Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Uegina, Calgary
Bearer or Registered Bonds
I or 1:
Bonds may be registered as to principal or as to principal and Interest
Scrip certificates, non-negotiable, or payable to bearer, in accordance with the choice of the applicant for registers
allotment In exchange for provisional receipts. When these scrip certificates hive been paid in full, and payment endorsed Hi
they may be exchanged for bonds, when prepared, with coupons attached, payable to bearer, or registered as to principi
prepared, without coupons, In accordance with the application.
Delivery of Interim certificates and of definitive bonds will be made through the Chartered Banks.
Bearer bonds with coupons will be Issued In denominations of $.10., S100., $500., nnd $1,000, and may be registe
tered bo-ds, the Interest on which i* paid direct to the owner by Government cheque, will he i ism d in denominations i
multiple of $3,000. i
Subject to the payment of 25 cents for each new bond Issued, holders of fully renistered bonds without coupons, will have t
of the denomination of $1,000 with coupons, and holders of bonds with coupons will have the right to convert into'fully registers
(nations without coupons, at any time, on application to the Minister of Finance.
Surrender of Bonds
Holders of Dominion of Canada Debenture Stock, due October 1st, 1010. and bonds of the three preceding Domini li
have the privilege of surrendering their bonds In part payment for subscriptions to bond- of this issue, under tiie following i o   Ii
Debenture Stock, due October l»t. 1010, at Far and Accrued Interest.
War Loan Bonds, due December I it, 1025, nt07'$ nnd Accrued Interest.
(The above will be accepted in part payment for bonds of uny of the three maturities of this Itmt)
War Loan Bonds, due October 1st, 1931, at 07J-J* and Accrued Interest.
War Loan Bonds, due March 1st; 1937, at 00 and Accrued Interest.
(These will be accepted In part payment for bonds of the 1037 maturity ONLY of this Issue.)
Bonds of the various maturities of this issue will. In the evont of future Issue* of like maturity, or longer, made by the G
made abroad, be accepted at par and aecrued Interest, as the equivalent of cash lor the purpose of subscription tu Bach [Slues.
bond!. *
by the hank r
for fniiy regl
rijl be Issued nfter
■■■ Ivlng ih" money
tered bonds when
ns to prlndoal i
1,000., $5,000. i
nly.    Fully
r any nuthc
ninettt, nlli<r Hi.i
Issue  Price   Par
Free from tuee -Including uny Income tat—Imposed In  pursuance of legislation enacted hy the Parliament of Canada,
Payment to be made as follows: *
10% on December 1st. 1917
10% on January 2nd. 1918
20% on February 1st, 1018
20% on March 1st, 1018
20% on April 1st, 1918
20%  on  (day    1st. 1018
A full half year's Interest will be paid on 1st June, 1918.
Tho Bonds therefore give a net Interest yield to the Investor of about:
5.61% on the 20 year Bonds
5.68% on the 10 year Bonds
5.81% on Ihe    5 year Bonds
All payments are to be made to a Chartered Bank for the credit of the Minister of Finance. Failure to pay any instalment when due will render previous
payments liable to forfeiture, and the allotment to Cancellation. Subscriptions accompanied by a deposit of 10% of the amount pub*uibol, init be fonv.mlcd
tbroug 1 the medium of a Chartered Bank.    Any branch In Canada of any Chartered Bank will forward subscriptions and Issue provisional receipts.
In case of partial allotments the eurplus deposit will be applied toward payment of the amount due on the January instalment.
Subscriptions may be paid in full on January 2nd, 1918. or on any Instalment due date thereafter under discount at tlie rate of 5)*% per annum. Under
this provision payments of the balance of subscriptions may be made as follows:
If paid on January 2nd. 1919, at the rate of 60.10708 per $100.
If paid on February 1st, 1018, at the rate of 70.40080 per $100.
If paid on March 1st. 1918. at the rate of .10.72274 per 8100.
If paid on April 1st, 1018, at the rate of 30.00050 per $100,
Forms of application may be obtained from any branch in Canada of any Chartered Bank, or from any Victory
The books of the Loan will be kept al the Department ol Finance, Ottawa. „.,-_,
Applications will be made In doe course for the listing of this Issue on the Montreal and Toronto Stock KxcMltges.
Loan I'ominiticr, or member IheteoL
Subscription Lists wllj close on or before December 1st, HI'»,
Department or F.manck.
Oitawi. November 12th. 1017. TWO
Irritating Teeth Scientifically Removed
by our Safe Methods.
No Gas.    No Danger.     No sickly after-effects.
Examinations Free.    Strictly High-class Dentistry
with specialization of Plate, Crown
and Bridge work.
It becomes a national duty to preserve the health, and to save money.
The body must not be overfed nor over clothed, but comfort and efficiency is desirable. Luxuries are taboo. But a fine wholesome mouth,
with sound, useful teeth—this is one of the prime NECESSITIES, not a
luxury.   Good teeth mean good health.
Dunsmuir Avenue
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, lie. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
"Dissension among ourselves is
fatal to the success of any and
every campaign. Let us have
endurance, concentration and un
ity. Personal and sectional differences, suspicions and resentment must be forgotten or postponed. This is no time to talk
of parties. There is but one party, the nation's."—Premier
Lloyd George at Albert Hall, last
There could be no more patriotic creed than the above for the
Canadian people today. Union
Government is clearly carrying
w ith it a great majority of the
best brains of the country. But
the good will and support of every man counts. If there are
Canadian Liberals who are still
in doubt as to what their course
should be. we hope they shall
weigh the words of Lloyd George,
that great champion of British
Liberalism, and decide to join
with Howell and Carvell, Guthrie and Sifton, Crerar and Mac-
Lean in "concentration and unity" here, rather than with the
Lauriers and the Olivers, the
Murphys and theLemieux.
Two outstanding national re-
foims are already in sight as a
result of .Union Government.
The first is Civil Service Reform.
The second is abolition of patronage in the purchase of Government supplies.
Civil Service Reform, which is
the first plank in the new Government's platform, is a policy
which, translated into effect, will
do more than any one single
measure to revolutionize political
life in Canada for the better.
Patronage preference in appointments to office has been a curse
to Canadian public life. It has
made our politics low and petty
and sordid, has given politics a
wrong meaning in the minds of
the people, and has made the
very word "politician" a term of
reproach, thus endangering the
integrity and solidity of our government.
Civil Service reform, reform
that will eliminate "pull" and
party favoritism as the only
qualifications necessary for the
acquirement of jobs in the civil
service, and substitute in their
stead merit, integrity and ability
will purify public life as nothing
else can, will fasten upon the
popular consciousness a new and
more healthy merning of government, and will make for greater
honesty and efficiency in national
service. •
Hardly less beneficial to the
nation should be the decision already arrived at, to eliminate
all patronage lists from the various departments of the government. Patronage lists, that is
to say lists of partizans of the
Government in power, kept in
all Government Departments for
preference in the letting of contracts and the purchase of supplies, have existed in Canada.
since Confederation. Sanctioned
by Canadian leaders from Sir
John Macdonald to Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, and entrenched by custom, the practice had eaten its
way into the very heart of out
political system, with most disastrous results for the honesty
and efficiency of the public service. All the great and petty
scandals that have degraded Canadian politics have had their
source in patronage. And mainly because of the old, unreasoning partizanship, the partizan-
ship whose creed was that to the
victors belonged the spoils, no
Government ever dared to relinquish such a powerful weapon as
the patronage list in retaining
office and power.
With the two parties united
and partizansnip dethroned, the
new Government is in a position
to bring about the reform that
the party system practically
made impossible. No longer will
Government contracts be the sole
preserves of party vampires and
bosses, nor purchase of public
supplies, the medium through
which men who feed at the party
trough shall fatten at the nation's
For the elimination of patronage lists means that in the future the country's business will
be transacted in a business-like
way, that waste and extrava
gance and rake-offs have come
to an end, that greater honesty
and efficiency must prevail.
Let the country be thankful
that UNION has brought about
such a wholesome change. Let
it be thankful that the curse of
patronage that has besmirched
public life and trailed politics in
the mire, is at last to be consigned to the "scrap-heap of discarded political infamies. If
Union achieved nothing else, it
has justified itself by this alone.
In the acceptance of a position
as a member of an exemption
board, ot in the administration
of justice of any kind, an individual should always first free himself from all prejudice, animosity or party feeling that he may
hold towards his fellow nan.
Otherwise his actions will react
and rebound to his own disaster.
All  Wool White Blankets,  large size,  at
$8.50 per pair.
Grey Wool Blankets, large size, at $6.50 pair.
Eiderdown Comforters, full sized, fancy sateen
covered, at $11.00 each.
Fancy sateen covered Comforters, cotton batting filled, at $4.00 and $5.00 each.
Feather Pillows, at $1.25 each.
Special Value in MarcelPs White Bedspreads,
from $3.00 to #8.50.
Newest styles in Ladies Fall Coats in Tweeds Chinchillas, Beaver and English Whitney
Ladies' Stoles and Sets in American Fur -S'able at popular prices.    Also Fur Sets of .Mink,
Marmot and White Russian Fox.    Children's Fur Sets in White Hare and White Thibet.
Sole agents for Invictus Shoes—"The Best Good Shoe for Men and Women."
Also C/C a La Grace Corsets, a model to suit any figure always in stock.
A shipment of Men's Sweater Coats, and Cloth and Tweed Overcoats to hand.
Linoleums, Oilcloths, Mattings and Rugs.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President.
SIR JOHN AIRD, General Manager      H.V.K. JONES, Ass't (Jen. Manager
CAPITAL, 15,000,000.       RESERVE FUND, 18,500,000.
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.  ■
" The Circus of Life »
Butterfly   Film, featuring  Little   Zoe
Rae, Universal'* Child Actress.
Coming Monday.
Harey Carey In the Lead.
You Can Improve Your
Own Telephone Service!
Leading telephone engineers have made the
following statements:
" When speaking into a telephone the best
results are obtained with the lips very close to the
transmitter—just so they do not touch it. Removing the lips from the transmitter has the same
effect as lengthening the line in use as follows:
One inch lengthens the line 57"miles.
Two inches lengthens the line 128 miles.
Three inches lengthens the line 179 miles.
Four inches lengthens the line 218 miles."
Co-operation by subscribers is earnestly requested in everything which will give to them
better and more efficient Telephone Service.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
MBH ay
Do you realize the Comfort, the Convenience, the Cleanliness, and the Real Economy of
Electrically heated household appliances?
And do you know that you can have them
as willing servants to do your bidding, ironing,
cooking, and heating.
Look over the following list of Electrically
heated appliances.
Here are a few of the comfort makers:--
ELECTRIC BOILER, for handy or quick hot
drinks in the evening.
ELECTRIC PERCOLATOR, you never tasted
such good coffee.
ELECTRIC TOASTER, which saves running back
and forth to the kitchen for breakfast toast.
ELECTRIC CHAFING DISH, which makes it so
easy to entertain evening parties.
But anyhow have the "MISSUS" enjoy one
which save so much DRUDGERY.
We will be pleased to give you easy payments
on any of the above appliances. See us about it
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
to all other so-called "talking machines,"
and absolutely devoid of all scratching,
jarring, discordant sounds, so irritating to
the listener.
Diamond-Disc Phonograph
easily takes the premier place in the art of sound production.
It is, without a doubt, one of the, greatest triumphs of the
age, It is the only instrument that reproduces all overtones,
upon which music is dependent for its sweetness. Thus there
is opened to everybody for the first time the whole range of
the World's music.   We Want You to Hear this Instrument.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Nanaimo, B.C. Cumberland, 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.
Will be open again in the Old
Stand with a full supply of
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cake* a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Hardware, Grocery ware and
General Merchandise
West Cumberland. B.C.
Bevan, B.C.
It is manuractured
tobacco in its purest
■ form.
It has a pleasing
It is tobacco scientifically  prepared
for man's use.
liii.-SNUFf ••>!
/"V}AL mining rights of the Dominion,
>■' Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of the
Province of British Columbia, may be
leased for a term of twenty-one years renewable for a further term of 21 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 sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked
out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are 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, such returns should be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include tbe coal mining
rights only.
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.
The Cumberland   Branch of
the Red Cross has started on a
new year and are desirous of increasing their membership.   The
membership fees are as follows:
Life members. $25 per year; Associates 1.00 per year.
Hon. Sec. Treas.
Why Canada Needs
More Money
TJP to date the war has cost Canada about $700,000,000.
Canada has spent in Canada over $400,000,000 on her own account.
Canada has spent in Canada on behalf of Great Britain over $300,000,000.
What Canada spends for Great Britain is really loaned to Great Britain
and will be repaid or credited to Canada later on.
Great Britain needs so much ready-
cash to finance her own expenditures at
home for herself and for our Allies that she
must buy on credit from Canada, and from
every other country where she can get
Of course Great Britain's credit is so
good that other countries, in order to get her
trade, are quite as willing to give her credit
as we are in Canada.
Canada wants to help Great Britain
not only because Canada wants Britain's
trade but because we are Canada and she is
Great Britain—both members of the same
great Empire, kin of our kin, our motherland. —
For Canada it is both a filial and
patriotic duty to supply Great Britain's
war needs and remember, her needs are our
needs. Also it is in Canada's self-interest
to supply those needs and thus keep open
a market for our products.
• * •
Now, Britain needs our wheat, our
cheese, cattle, hogs, and many manufactured articles.
Canada also needs many of these things
—between the two it amounts to more
than a million dollars a day in cash.
And the producers must be paid in
Neither Canada nor Great Britain
could go to a Canadian farmer and buy
his wheat or his cattle on credit.
The farmer and all other producers
might be ever so willing to give their
country credit but they could not do it
because they have to pay cash for wages,
for rent, materials, etc. They must be paid
in cash, or its equivalent.
So Canada says to Great Britain:—"I
will lend you the money so that you can
pay cash to Canada's producers for what
you want.
"I will borrow this money from our
own people just as you borrow money from
your people.
"I will also borrow from the people of
Canada money to pay cash for all the products that Canada, as well as Great Britain,
needs in Canada."
That is Canada's practical, patriotic
part in helping to win the war.
Without this credit the Canadian producer could not sell to Great Britain, and
without these Canadian products the war
would be prolonged.
So it is necessary for Canada to give
to Great Britain the credit in order that
Canada's own producers, who need amirket,
will have one; and in order that Great
Britain which needs the products to win the
war, will get them.
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Now how does Canada get the mousy
by which both Canada and Britain can , ly
cash for Canada's products?
By borrowing it from the people of
Canada through the sale of Canada's
Victory Bonds to be offered in November.
That is why Canad i's Victory Bon ! I
are offered to the people—to raise money
to help to finish the war.
"Canada must keep her shoulder to the
wheel even though it be a chariot of fire,"
and the way for Canada to keep her
shoulder to the wheel is by buying
Canada's Victory Bonds
Next W(«k ttrJ space will tell w*y Canada raises money
by selling Canada's Victory Bonds
lined by C»n«d«'« Vktory I/»n Committee
In co-operation with tin- MInMer pi I'limnce
of tbe Dmnlolon of Cntinilit. i
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Map showing where Germans are carrying out evacuation plans.
  Present battle line,     vyvvw Indicates German second defence line.
London, Nov. 15.—.In tlie
House of Commons today,_Henry
William Forster, Financial Secretary of War, said that since July
1, 1916, the British have captured from the Turkish ar-miea 30,;
197 prisoncers and 186 guns and
from the Germans-on the western front 101-,534 prisoneis and
519 guns.
The approximate square mile-
a ;e conquered or reconquered hy
the British in the same time,
said Mr. Forster, was .123,000.
Tiie number1 of prisoners captured on all fronts since the beginning of the war was 166,000, with
800 captured suns.
Owing to a certain amount of
confusion which appears to exist regarding the sending of parcels to prisoners of war in Germany and neutral countries, the
postofllce dead letter office yesterday morning quoted the restrictions and regulations covering the sending of such parcels.
Parcels containing other than
prohibited articles, may be sent
to prisoners addressed in care of
the Prisoners of War Department,
Canadian Red Cross Society,
London, England. Parcels for
Canadians with the Imperial for-
I  ' 	
ees must be addressed care of
the Central Prisoners of War
Committee, 4 Thurloe Place,
London, S. W.
A Drawback
Blink—Is there anything else In the
Job you speak ot besides tie salary?
Gink—There's a little work on the
Blink—Ah! I knew there was some
string to it!
aPt Again 1
In the midst of a thrilling love scene
In an Irish theatre the hero sighed—
"Oh, that I ad a window In my
breaBt that you might see my heart
beating only for you."
A voice from the gallery interjected:
"Wouldn't a pain In your stomach
do as well?"
nberland Tailor
Repairing, Pressing and   Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring^ Specialty.
Phone 1
Gents Tailors
Prices Moderate
A Court of Revision to revise
the voters list for the yeor 1918
will be held in the Council Chambers on Monday, December 10th
1917, at 8.30 p.m.
The Court by a majority vote
may order the names of any person or persons to be placed upon
or removed from the list when
such names have been improperly
placed upon or omitted from the
A. McKinnon, City Clerk
City Hall Cumberland, B. C.
November 7th, 1917.
FOR SALE.-20 acres of land
near Cumberland, with 5 acres
cleared and two-Storey dwelling house. For further particulars apply Edward W. Bickle,
Insurance, etc.
Leave your orders for coal hauling with the Star Livery Stable,
Alex. Maxwell, Prop.
Photo shows W, G. Clancy, a Texan, gunner in the British Royal Field Artillery, with the American flag which he carried over the tup of Vimy Ridge
Clancy is permitted to wear a small American Hag on his arm.
Notary Public and General
Insurance agent
Royal Exchange Assurance,
London, England.
National Fire of Hartford.
Queen Insurance Company.
Fidelity-Phcenix Fire Insurance
Company of New York.
Providence, Washington. Insurance Company.
British Empire Underwriters'
Maryland Casualty Company
of Baltimore.
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
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Mrs. F. Oliver
R.A.M., London, England, and
Conservatoire of Music.Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. 43, Camp.
, $3.95
Belwee nl   ', ii  U
10 O'clock ONi.i I v. .   ■ , )   of
the v. ■ ■      i - i ed
$3.95 each
These Hats are regularly priced
at from $5.00 to $10.50.
New Waists
Crepe-de-Chene Waists
Georgette Crepe Waists
IN thinking of Waists, and all the newest models, from time to
time, we want you to link the idea with the Big Store. This
year has been our banner year for smart up-to-date Waists,
and the number sold exceeded our best expectations. We have
received many compliments about our new lines, and intend to
stock those lines only which will meet the approval of the ladies
of Cumberland and district.
Last week we received a consignment of very new and smart
lines, and for Xmas we will have on view the largest showing of
high class Waists ever shown in this city.
Silk Crepe de Chene Waists
Very stylish and attractive Waist, made of a lovely quality Silk
Crepe-de-Chene, inlaid with panels of very pretty lace, smart
collar, and three large pearl buttons; colors rose pink.
Price $6.25
Silk Georgette Crepe Waists
Fashionable new model of Waist, made of a rich quality Georgette
Crepe, in colors blue, pink, .maize and white, with long sleeves.
Price $6.95
Extra Heavy Japanese Silk Waists
This is indeed a very exclusive quality of Silk, rich, heavy and
lustrous, made in the new smart models, with a very pretty collar.
The long set-in sleeves have neat turned-back buttoned cuffs. In
white only.
Price $5.50
Smart Striped Japanese Silk Waists
Come in a number of very pretty colors, smartly made, medium
collar, long sleeves, elastic waistband.   All sizes.
Price $3.50
Phone 3-8
:d c
Merchant Tailors
st in Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring
1 yeinr, Tressing md Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5
Opposite Postoffice, Cumberland, B.C.
P.O. Box ^50


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