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VOL. VI., No. 47        THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, FEB. 19. 1916.        Subscription price, $1.50 per year
A GENERAL VIEW OF THE PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS BEFORE THE FIRE,~Showing the beautiful front,
and the clock tower.
CITY COUNCIL
The City Council held a special
Meeting in the Council Chambeis
on Monday evening. Present,
His .Worship, Mayor Parnham,
Aldermen Banks, Carey, Brown,
Henderson and Bate. The'May-
or in his opening remarks said
the meeting of the City Council
was called to consider special
business, including the loan bylaw, to borrow from the Royal
Bank of Canada the sum of three
thousand dollars on the current
years' taxes. The by-law was
introduced by alderman Henderson, chairman of the Finance
committee, and received its first,
second and third reading. Aid.
Carey then moved that the Mayor call a special meeting to pass
the loan by-law through its final
stages.   Carried.
A communication was received
from the Cumberland Girl Guides
to attend a concert and social
in the Presbyterian Church on
Wednesday evening. This was
accepted and as many of the al
dermen were to go as could make
it convenient. The Girls were
also to receive a communication
of thanks from the City Council
for their kind offer.
An   account of 77 hours for
shovelling snow from the City
buildings was referred to the fi
nance committee.
Aid. Henderson requested in
formation concerning the buildings and the rate of pay. Aid
Banks, chairman of the Board of
Works, replied that the rate of
pay was 50c, an hour and the
snow had been removed from
some untenated buildings to save
them from fallingin, the expense
of which will be charged to the
property owner of the vacant
buildings.
Aid. Bate referred to the J<uel
Oil question and the securing of
an import duty to give the coal
industry a measure of protection.
He moved that the City Clerk be
instructed to communicate with
all other municipalities throughout the Province requesting the
various city councils to co-operate
with Cumberland in an effort to
impress upon the Dominion Government the immediate necessity
of an import duty on Fuel oil.
This was. seconded by Aid. Henderson and carried.
Aid. Henderson explained to
the Council that there would be
no difficulty in extending the city
limits to 8th., street. A communication had been received from
Mr. Manson. M. P. P., informing
them of the fact.
Miss B. Williams, stenographer
at the Head Office of the Canadian Colliries in this city, has resigned her position and left for
Victoria on Monday.
F. C. Faucet, of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, arrived in this
city on Thursday and left for the
south on Friday morning.
Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor of
Grace Methodist Church, left for
Vancouver on Wednesday and is
expected to return this evening.
P. S. Fleming, Provincial Relief Officer, was here on a visit
during the week.
COMING EVENTS
Dance in Ilo Ilo Hall tonight,
from 9 to 12 sharp. Gents 50c.
Good payday program at Ilo
Ilo Theatre tonight, including
the 14th., episode of the Broken
Ciin, and special features next
week.
The annnal Masquerade Ball
under the auspices of the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Brigade
will be held in the Ilo Ilo Hall on
St. Patrick's day, March 17th.
The annual Hospital Ball under
the auspices of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Cumberland General Hospital will be held in the
West Cumberland Band Hall on
Wednesday, April 29th.
A Leap Year dance will be
held at Bevan on Tuesday, Feb.
29th.. in the Bevan Hall, Bevan
Orchestra will furnish the music
and refreshments will be served
during the- evening. Dancing
commences at 9.30 p. m. sharp.
Admission, Ladies 75c, Gentlemen free.
Grand Basketball Game.
A Grand Basketball game and
Dance will be held in the West
Cumberland Band Hall on Friday
Feb. 25th., under the auspices
of the Ladies' Basket Ball team.
The Canadian Collieries office
team and the West Cumberland
Conservative Band, at 8 p. m.
The ladies will stage an exhibition game, Whites vs. Blues. At
8.30 a team from the 102nd,, Battalion will oppose the Canadian
Colleries office team this should
be an interesting event. Admission, adults 25c, children 15c.
After the Basket Ball game a
dance will follow with a charge
of 75 cents for admission.
All those residing in the city of
Cumberland and vicinity who are
interested in the Vancouver Life
Insurance Co are requested to
attend a meeting to be held in
the Union Hotel Parlours at 2
o'clock on Sunday afternoon Feb.
20th.
Philip Row*, building inspector
of the Provincial Government arrived in this city on Thursday and
proceeded to Union Bay on Friday to inspect the new public
school at that point. TWO
TH*. ISLANDEK,   CUMBERLAND, ti. C.
BE OF GOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
Uty Jshuttor
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, FEBRUARY 19th, 1916.
Import Duty of One Cent.
The efforts of the Cumberland
Board of Trade in connection
with an import duty on fuel oil
were partially rewarded on Wednesday when the Minister of
Finance at Ottawa broke new
ground in his budget and imposed a duty of half a cent a gallon on refined petroleum and oils
other than illuminating and lubricating. It is estimated that the
revenue derived from this duty
will be about $500,000. It is also
gratifying to know that the
change of tariff went into effect
at once. Although we are thankful and appreciate the action of
the Federal authorities in recognising, even partially, the demands of the coal industry against
the foreign product, the duty imposed is not sufficient to give the
coal industry of this province any
material protection. It may be
the means of checking the flow of
fuel oil into British Columbia,
which is increasing by leaps and
bounds, and is having an injurious effect upon the miners and
business interests of the coal
mining centres, but it does not,
by any means, put coal upon a
competitive basis; and in view of
the fact that the Minister of
Finance is searching for revenue
to keep pace with the amount requited for war purposes, the
miners, merchants and tradespeople affected would have felt
relieved had the Dominion government, in their consideration
of the protection of the coal industry, imposed a duty of one
cent per gallon.
An analysis of the fire losses in
Canada during 1914, as compiled
by the Monetary Times, discloses
am
SPRING 1916
New Spring Goods Now Being Opened up:
Ladies' House Dresses,
Wash Skirts and Middy Suits,
Shirt Waists and Middy Blouses,
Silk and Satin Underskirts,
Velvets,
Dress Goods,
Dress Ginghams,
Dress Muslins and Ducks,
Crepes,
Nainsooks and Lawns,
Linens,
Galateas,
Tickings,
Towels and Towelling.
some interesting conditions. This
statement substantiates and verifies the charge that carelessness
is the cause of seventy-five per
cent of Canada's fire loss.
It would naturally be expected
that the greater number of fires
would be in factories using power or fires for manufacturing
processes, and where accumulations of shavings and other waste
are exposed to fire from friction,
spontaneous combustion, or other causes.
Such is not, the case. By far
the greater number of fires were
in buildings in which none of
these risks occur. Factories contributed only 59 fires; various
mills only 12; laundries, 5; engine houses 1; machine shops, 3;
sawmills 12; foundries, 2; while
power-houses, blacksmith shops,
canneries and others had a clean
record.
Against this and constituting
a record which should be a disgrace to any country, were 676
fires in dwelling, 128 barns and
stables, 384 stores, 46 hotels, 44
business sections and blocks, 26
warehouses, 18 offices, 11 schools
and colleges and 29 sheds.
Some of the causes of the fires
were: Electrical defects 55;
lamps and lanterns, 20; defective
and overheated stoves, furnaces
and chimneys 113; sparks from
chimneys, 41; candles, etc., 6;
ashes 8; matches, 69; cigar and
cigarette stubs, 15; defective
gas appliances, 21; oil stoves upset and exploded, 13; spontaneous combustion, 18.
All of thie foregoing causes
may be overcome by the exercise
of only ordinary precautions.
Not one of them needs to be repeated during the current year.
Canada cannot afford to burn up
her resources as she has been doing. As in great Britain, there
is need of husbanding all of our
available assets for the great national work in hand, and it behooves Canadians to make every
effort to reduce in a large degree
the fires resulting from causes
entirely under control.
NOTICE.
Under and by virtue of a landlord's
warrant directed to me against the goods
and chattels of Wm. McLellan in the
Kimi Abe Building, Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland B.C. I have seized a quantity of
goods consisting of hardware, groceries,
crockery, clothing and shoes which will be
offered for sale on the premises on Tuesday, Feb. 22nd,   Terms cash.
J. V. COTTON, Bailiff. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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FACTS AND FIGURES RELATING TO THE
FUEL OIL QUESTIUN
REASONS WHY THE COAL INDUSTRY SHOULD HAVE PROTECTION
The following is a Comparative Statement of Fuel Oil imported into British
Columbia, and Coal produced therein, during the years 1910 to 1914 inclusive. It
also shows the number of persons employed in the production of Coal and Oil,
and the relative percentage of both Coal and Oil in relation to the total Fuel
Consumption:
Year
Fuel Oil
Imported
Coal
Produced
Value of Coal
Produced
Coal
Displaced
Persons   Directly
employed in B.C. in
the production of
Wages Paid in
Coal Industry
Wages
per ton
Persons Indi-
ectly employed in B.C. on
production of
Total
Persons
empl'yd
Royalties paid
per annum on
Relative percentage of Coal & Oil
to total fuel consumption in B.C.
Gallons
Tons
Dollars
Tons
Coal
.9*
Dollars
Dollars
Coal
Oil
Coal
Oil
Coal
Oil
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1911
1912-
1913
1914
5,041,746
7,299,727
20,454,309
79,233,053
110,547,653
3,153,207
2,304,794
2,857,345
3,587,357
2,182,164
$10,408,580
7,945,413
10,028,116
8,482,562
6,999,374
32,011
46,347
129,869
503.067
701,889
7,758
6,873
7,130
6,443
5,732
00
00
00
00
00
$5,587,145
4,503.283
$2.16
2.06
775
687
713
644
573
00
00
00
00
00
8,533
7,560
7,843
7.087
6,305
$315,220
230,479
'285,734
258,736
218,216
00
00
"00
00
00
99%
98$.
83%
76%
1%
2%
5%
17%
24%
" * The above total of persons employed in the production of coal does not include
a very great number who are directly and indirectly dependent upon the coal
industry for a livelihood, such as merchants, clerks, etc., in the smaller towns, and
also the wholesale and supply houses and manufacturing plants in the larger cities.
It might be pointed out that the railroads, sugar refineries and their employees,
and large office buildings, are to a great extent benefitted by the operation of the
coalmines.
Note:-The rapid increase per annum in the quantity of Fuel Oil used, and the
corresponding decrease in the quantity of Coal used, relative to the total fuel
consumption of the Province.
Note:-Under normal conditions, the payrolls of the producing companies aggregate
approximately $5,500,000 per annum, actually paid out, and the supplies required to mine the coal, including repairs, renewals, explosives, machinery,
etc., aggregate approximately an additional $1,000,000. Moreover, the wages
earned by the employees are spent in British Columbia, and thereby support
local industries and businesses; whereas practically every dollar spent in the
purchase of Fuel Oil ensures solely to the advantage of the oil operators of
California, and never returns to this country. FOUR
TH F ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
In the County Cjurt of Nanaimo holden at Cumberland, B. C. in the matter oi
Malcolm Newberg, ('eceased, and
In the Administrate jn Act;
Take notice that by (rder of His Honor
Judge Barker, made the 12th clay of January, A. D. 1916, I was .ppointed administrator to the estate of thc said Malcolm
Newberg, deceased, and all parties having claims against the said estate are
hereby required to furnish same, properly
verified to me on or before the 21st day
of Febrnary, A. D. 1916, and all parties
ndebted to said estate are required to
pay the amount of their indebtedness to
me forth with.
WM. WESLEY WILLARD,
Official Administrator.
Dated this 21st day ol January, 1916.
Notice is hereby given that, thirty days
after date hereof, applicatiun will be
made to the Superintendent of Provincial
Police for the transfer of the licence for
the sale of liquor by retail in and upon
the premises known as the Union Hotel,
situate at West Cumberand,. British Columbia, from J. N. McLeod to William
Jones, of Cumberland, British  Columbia.
Dated this 19th. day of February, A. D.
1916.
J. N. McLeod, Holder of Licence.
William Jones, Applicant for Transfer.
ILO ILO ITEMS.
THE BSOKEN COIN.
Episode    No.   Fourteen-"On the Battle
Field."
Episode No. Fifteen-"The Deluge."
Episode No. Sixteen--"Kitty  In Danger.'■
Episode No. Seventeen--"TheCastaways."
Episode No. Eighteen-"The Underground
City."
Episode No. Nineteen--"The Sacred Fire."
Episode No. Twenty-Danger on the High
(   Seas."
Episode No. Twenty-one "A Timely Res"
cue."
Episode No. Twenty-two-"An American
Queen,"
For Sale CheAp—A McClary's
"Kitchener" stove, in good
condition. Apply Leslie J.
Aston, Shoemaker, Cumberland.
FOUND—In a starving condition, on Canadian Collieries railway between two trestles at
Happy Valley, one bay mare with
black points, small white star on
forehead. Owner can have the
same by paying expenses.
J. S. DAVIS, Union Bay.
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TloToI theatre
PRO. CHANCED WON., T|IE8, THURS. * 8«T,
TONIGHT    14TH. EPISODE
The Broken Coin"
MATINEES TUES., THURS., and SAT., CHILDREN 5c
EVERY TUESDAY, One Number
- of* the -
"BLACK BOX"
Serial in Fourteen Episodes.
BROADWAY FEATURES
Thursday.
The Man From the Desert.
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SCENE JUST AFTER DAYBREAK.-Firemen  and  soldiers playing hose on the
smouldering east wing of the Dominion Parliament Buildings.
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Out of Distance.
When you want to phone to Vancouver Island, to
the Kootenay or down the coast, use the telephone
right beside you. Every telephone is a long distance
.telephone. <
There is no difficulty in hearing the party at the
other end. fi
So when you want to telephone long distance, do
so from your own house or office.
You get your party, or you don't pay.   That means
you get your answer.   And all in a few moments, too.
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// THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FIVE
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 at 7.30 p.m.
Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor!
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for Septuagesima Sun
day:
2,30 p.m. Sunday School.
7 p.m., Evensong.
Service  of   Intercession   on
Thursday at 7.45 p.m.
Arthur]Bischlager, Vicar.
The Spifella
Made~to-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply to
Mrs.   JOHN GILLESPIE,
West Cumberland.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date application will be made
to the Superintendent of the Provincial
Police for the transfer of the Licence for
the salt >f Liquor in and upon the premises known as the Bevan Hotel, situate at
Bevan, Nelson District,:British Columbia,
from Hugh Thornley to Watkin|Williams,
of British Columbia. ifM
Dated this 17th^ay;of|January,'J1916.3
HUGH THORNLEY,
Holder of Licence.
WATKIN WILLIAMS,
Applicant.
FIRE   INSURANCE
For absolute protection
write a policy in the Lon-
don & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co., of Liverpool.
Totil Assets - 823,788,930.
W.   WIL L A RE,
LOCAL AG E N 1
CUMBERLANDa HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM ^MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
Famous "Whens"
iflhen friend lets you borrow)
V->«.    Jt*... •*
hta doo,"
Aaaure-s you that Sport's a
. retriever,'
Tou .shoot a ducK dead;
.  And he standi on hia head
Tell friend that he died of a
fever
The Adventures of Johnny Mouse
LACO NITROGEN
LAMPS
(THE DAYLIGHT LAMP)
PRICE SCHEDULE:
60    Watts - $1.10
100
200
250
300
350
500
1000
xx
XX
XX
XX
XX
XX
XX
1.25
2.25
3.00
3.35
4.00
5.00
8.00
Frosted Lamps 10% Additional.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. o. 314
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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.
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
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.
NOTICE.
Effective from oct. 1st, 1914.
No'games 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.
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THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Phono 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex H^tlersim, Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
MAROCCHI BROS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
Synopsis of Coal Mining Reflations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
toriesandina portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental of
91 an acre. Not more than 2,600 aores
will be leased to one applioant. j
Application for a lease must be made by
the applioant in persun to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the righto
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
theapplioaut himself.
Each applioation must be accompanied
by a fee of |6 which will be refunded if tha
rights applied for are not available, but net
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cento per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for tbe full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, suoh returns shall be
furnished at least onoe a year. I~*j
The lease will inolude the coal mining
righto only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface righto may be considered neoessary
for the working of the mine at thereto of
flO.OOanaore.
, For fall information applioation should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottowa, or to any
Agent or 8ub- Agent ofDominion Lands.
W. W. OOBY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B—Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
Wellington Colliery Railway Company
TIME TABLE No. 2.
EFFECTIVE   MAY
1st.
1915.
READ   UP
STATIONS
READ   DOWN
Sat.
Fri.
Thur.
Wed.
Tue
Mon.
Sun.
Sun.
Mon.
Tues.
Wed.
Thurs
Fri,
Sat.
P.M.
4.35
P.M.
7.35
P.M.
4.35
P.M.
7.35
P.M.
4.35
P.M.
4,35
A.M.    P.M.
9.35    3.35
Cumberland
A.M
7.00
P.M.
1.00
A.M.
10:30
P.M.
2.00
A.M.
10:30
A.M.
7:00
A.M.
10;30
A.M.
7:00
4.10
7.10
4.10
7.10
4.10
4.10
9.10    3.10
Bevan
7.25
1.25
10:55
2.25
10:55
7:25
10:55
7:25
4.05
7.05
4.05
7.05
4.05
4.05
9.05    3.05
Puntledge
7.30
1.30
11:00
2:30
11:00
7:30
11:00
7:30
4.00
7.00
4.00
7.00
4.00
4.00
9.00    3.00
(f)Uke Trail Road
7.35
1.35
11:05
2.35
11:05
7:35
11.-05
7:35
3.55
6.55
3.55
6.55
3.55
3.55
8.55    2.55
(f)Courtenay Road
7.40
1.40
11:10
2.40
11:10
7:40
11:10
7:40
3.50
6.50
3.50
6.50
3.50
3.50
8.50    2.50
(f)    Minto Road
7.45
1.45
11:15
2.45
litis
7:45
11:15
7:45
3.45
6.45
3.45
6.45
3.45
3.45
8.45    2.45
Royston
7.50
1.50
11:20
2:50
11:20
7:50
11:20
7:50
3.30
6.30
3.30
6.30
3.30
3,30
8.30    2.30
Union Bay
8.00
2.00
11:35
3.00
11:35
8:00
1155
8:00
An extra train will leave Cumberland for Bevan on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:30 p. m.
Stations marked (f) are flag stops only.
WELUNGTON COLLIERY RAILWAY COMPANY TMUJ  1SLANB4JK, GUMtfKKLAWU, ti. U.
SEVEN
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. LUX D.C.L., President
JOHN AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES. Aaa't General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FOND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated 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. S60
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
\Sls* 11 tia nAfc Beauty may be only skin deep;
VV cllipaperS but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15^ a double roll, to the best ingrains.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, «, C.
Phone 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
We Recom-
mend the
use of
'QUEEN'
BEER.
A beer you can't help liking—so
mild, so pure, sofvery 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.
I
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.
[establishedJ|24 years.]
TAXATION   TO BE  IMPOSED.
Ottawa, Feb. 15.—Sir Thos.
White, Minister of Finance,
broke new ground in his budget
proposals made to the House today with the imposition of a business tax affecting practically
every line of business in the
Dominion. The taxes will be imposed on the basis of profit made.
Incorporated companies including transportation companies,
banks, mining, milling and other firms, must pay over to the
Government 25 per cent of all
profits they have made since the
war began, and will make until
August 31st, 1917, over and
above a profit of 7 per cent on
their capital stock.
Individuals, firms, partnership,
etc., must pay on the same basis
25 per cent of all profits above
ten per cent on their capitalization. This latter will be reached
by some means of assessment.
The taxation will not apply to
persons whose capitalization is
less than $50,000. This limitation will not apply to firms making war munitions or material.
Banks, etc., already taxed, will
be remitted the amount of such
taxation.
An exception is made by the
Minister in the case of life insurance companies and those engaged in agriculture. Insurance
companies are dealt with in another way. Those not domiciled
in Canada, but doing business
here, will be required to invest in
Dominion securities the amount
of money which they require as
deposits during 1916 and 1917 to
secure the policy holders of the
Dominion.
In the case of the Canadian
companies, they will be required
to invest in. Dominion securities
one-half of the increase in their
net ledger assets during 1915 and
1916, after making provision for
the increase in the foreign reserve and policy loans.
The Minister estimated that
the amount of this investment
which will be available for the
use of the Dominion will be about
$18,000,000.
Apple and Oil Duties.
The only tariff changes proposed by the Minister of Finance
are an additional duty of 50c. a
barrel on apples and a duty of
l-2c. a gallon on refined petroleum
and oils other than illuminating
and lubricating. The former duty was 71-2 per cent, ad valorem.
From the war taxes and business taxes it is expected that
from $20,000,000 to $30,000,000
will be secured. From the duties
on oils, it is es.imated that about
$500,000 will be secured.
In that part of his budget de
voted to a summary of financial
conditions Sir Thomas White announced a surplus pf revenue
over ordinary expenditure of
$47,000,000. This surplus is being used to meet a portion of the
war expenditure. The capital
expenditure is being met with
the money borrowed in the United States.
As a result of a decrease in ordinary and capital expenditure
and an increase in the revenue,
the financial situation at the end
of the fiscal year will show an
increase of $57,000,000 as compared with the previous fiscal
year.
The war expenditure up to January was $158,000,000. The war
appropriation for the next fiscal
year will be $250,000,000. The
national debt during the current
year was increased by $131,000-
000 and at the end of the year
the total debt will be $580,000,-
000.
The Minister predicted during
the coming financial year an ordinary expenditure of $35,000,-
000 less than revenue. However
the Dominion would have to borrow for capital expenditure so
that the anticipated war expenditure of $250,000,000 will next
year be added to the public debt.
-V
The Time to Act.
The old saying has it "there is
no time like the present." That
this applies with telling force to
the selection of good dairy cows,
will be admitted by every
thoughtful dairyman. Selections
may be made on the evidence of
certain well known external in-
dictions of good milking qualities
with special attention paid to the
udder, lion, skin, barrel, etc,
But no matter how skilled the
expert judge of dairy quality in
a cow may be, he is not infallible as to the amount of hard
cash that any one cow in the
herd will earn in a year. He may
be, the ordinary dairy farmer,
too, considerably mistaken in his
judgment. One system will give
him accurate results, that of selection by dairy records. It is
easy to weigh and sample, it is
easy to add up a few figures for
each cow, it is easy to compare
such totals, and it is eminently
satisfactory to know for certain
which cows are best to keep and
breed from.
Now is the time to act, prepare
to keep records ail season; write
the daily division, Ottawa, for
free milk record forms, either
three times per month, or daily.
You will never regret it. *l**'*tii.*rm
EIGHT
THE ISLANDEK. CUMBERLAND.  B.C.
TOWN    TOPICS
FOR SALE-At A.R.Kierstead's
Blacksmith Shop, 5 sets Market
Sleds, $40,00 and up; also auto
wheels repaired.
Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of
Ladysmith arrived on Thursday
evening's train. Mrs Jones returned on Friday's train.
H. Browning, Assistant Secretary of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir Ltd., arrived on Saturday.
Robt. McAllister, who has been
residing at Royston, moved into
this city during the week.
Mr. Watkin Williams has taken charge of the Bevan Hotel
at Bevan.
Frank Sawford, superintendent
of the Canadian Collieries at Union Bay, was here on a visit on
Thursday.
It is said that the Comox Logging railway will commence operations in the near future.
Todav is payday for the employees of the Canadian Collieries
Company.
Arthur Pearson, of the 67th..
Overseas Forces, was here over
last week end and left .for Vancouver on Friday.
J. R. Lockard, General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries, returned from a visit to Ladysmith and Victoria on Saturday.
The Comox Logging Railway
is now ready for traffic between
headquarters and Union Bay.
The Cumberland Boy Scouts
did good work during the week
b> clearing the snow from thr
sidewalks on Main Street.
A special meeting of the Cumberland Conservative Association
will be held in the committee
rooms on Tuesday evening.
Last Thursday evening the
members of the jGirls Guides
Corps entertained a large number
of their friends at a social gathering. A very interesting program
of songs, recitations, etc., was
rendered by various members of
the Girl Guides. Mr. A. J. Taylor
in a short address, opened the
festivities and Rev A. Bischlager
who is chaplain, also gave a short
address. The program was as follows: Duet. Edith Lockard and
Ida McFadyen; recitation, Loyal
Macfarlane; song, Fanny Boffey,
recitation, Lois Peacy; song, Jean
Clark; recitation,   Miss O'Neil;
chorus, Girl Guides; recitation,
Edith Bickle; song, Annie Boffey;
song. Kodak Girls; chorus, Girl
Guides; recitation, Euphemia
Brown; recitation, Grace Watson;,
dance, N. Rushford; Duet, Edith
Lockard and Ida McFadyen.       !
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THE   BIG   STORE
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A Splendid 75c. Corset, Made of Coutil, medium low bust
and long close-fitting skirt; has-iour hose-supporters.^ Just the thing
for those who like a light weight Corset.
A Beautiful Model, that will give great wear andjservice.
Has medium high bust neatly trimmed, fand strengthened [in front
which keeps corset from stretching out of shape.   D.& A. leader price,
$1.50
Incomparable Reducer, With double straps, by the aid of
scientifically laid pieces, will give the ideal front effect, and reduce
abdomen, hips and back. Hook at bottom of front. ^■Satisfaction
guaranteed in this special Corset.   Price
$2.50
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
-LIMITED.
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
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