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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
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With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established I894\
VOL VIII., No. 19
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY. MAY 25, 1917.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
NERVOUS BRIDEGROOM:-
York Times.
"Where the deuce is that ring.—New
LOCALS
Mrs. John MacKenzie and Mrs.
J. H. MacMillan returned on
Wednesday evening from a visit
to Vancouver, Victoria, and the
Sound cities.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bickle
and Miss Louisa Bickle left for
Vancouver on Wednesday morning.
The Women's Benefit Association of the Maccabees will hold
an Apron Sale in the latter part
of June.   Particulars later.
Mr. J. H. MacMillan, inspector
of mine3 with headquarters at
Prince Rupert, is expected to
arrive in this city this evening.
Mrs. John Furbow left for Vancouver on Wednesday and will
undergo further treatment in one
of the hospitals.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian Collieries, left for Victoi ia on Wednesday.
J. H. Stevens who has been
confined to the Cumberland General Hospital for the past few
days expects to get up for the
first time today and be able to
leave the hospital on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harrison
left for Vancouver and Victoria
by this mornings train.
Miss McCullough and Miss
Cartmell, of the public school
staff of North Vancouver, arrived
on Thursday on a visit to Cumberland.
Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Hicks,
accompanied by Mr. R. B. MacKenzie, one of the best known
tenors on this Island,.Miss Denis
Harris, soprano and Mrs. Ger
trude Huntley Green, a noted
pianist and well known in Victoria and Vancouver, are leaving
Victoria this morning by auto for
Cumberland. On their way up
the Island the party will stop off
at Parksville and take part in
the concert at the Island Hall
this evening, arriving in this city
at noon tomorrow. The party
will attend andtake part in the
final rehearsal of the Holy City
in the Methodist Church in preparation for the Concert to be rendered in the same church on
Monday evening.
There are now four pianos and
one organ standing in the Wellington Colliery freight sheds
waiting delivery to citizens of
this city.
Richard Kirkham, of the Gideon Hicks Piano Company, of
Nanaimo arrived on^Thursday.
Alexander Auchinvole, of Victoria, has been appointed district
superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., at
Union Bay.
Thomas Anderson, of Victoria,
has been appointed to a position
in the pay roll department of the
Canadian Collieries, Cumberland,
in place of William Richards,
transfered to the freight department of the Wellington Colliery
Railway.
W. A. Owens, recently municipal engineer for the City of Nanaimo, has been appointed constructing engineer for the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd.,
headquarters at Cumberland.
Of the many events on Empire
Day progamme, none so pleasing
as the procession of school children, led by a genial mayor, decorated with Union Jacks. No
wonder the children Ipoked bright
and happy.
Mr. Jardine, of Vancouver, is
here acting as relieving Manager
at tt.e Royal Bank of Canada, in
place of P. A. McCarthy, the local Manager, who is off to Victoria and Vancouver on a two
weeks vacation.
BOYS UNDER 20
WILLNOTBE CALLED
Ottawa, May 23.-The following official memorandum was
passed this afternoon: "In connection with the preparation of
the government measure of compulsory military service, the
question as to what should be
the minimum age for such service, has not been the least difficult of solution. Under the
system of voluntary enlistment,
men have been accepted on reaching their eighteenth year. Many
a young man has offered himself
promptly on attaining his eighteenth birthday. And in the distribution of credit, too large a
share cannot be given to this
class of young men.
"The experience of the war
has shown that men of this age
do not so well resist the varied
and racking hardships as (hose
of more mature years. Consequently it has long been the practice to hold in England all under
nineteen, thus in effect raising to
that minimum the age of those
who face the actual ordeal. There
are many who believe it would
be wisdom to place still higher
the age at which our soldiers
should be called upon to serve.
"The United States bill recently passed fixes the minimum age
at twenty-one years. After full
consideration of all the circumstances, and particularly of the
views of those actually in charge
of our troops overseas, the government has come to the-conclusion that in putting in practice
the principle of compulsory service the better course is to fix
the age of twenty years as the
lowest at which compulsion shall
be applied.
BOOST!
Boost, and the world boosts with
you;
Knock, and you're on the shelf;
For the  world gets sick of the
one who kicks
And wishes he'd kick himself.
Boost when the sun is shining,
Boost when it starts to rain;
If you happen to fall, don't lie
there and bawl,
But get up and boost again.
Boost for the town's advancement,
Boost for the things sublime;
For the chap that's found on the
topmost round
Is the booster every time.
SUMMER SCHOOL FOR B. C.
TEACHERS TO BEHELD
IN VICTORIA.
Arrangements are now being
completed by the Education Department for the holding of a
summer school in Victoria. The
school will open Tuesday morn
ing, July 3rd, and close on Friday, August 3rd. All teachers
actively engaged in teaching in
the provincial schools are eligible
for admission without fees.
The courses include Rural Science, Art, Household Science,
Vocal Music and Manuel Training, and will be presented by a
large staff of trained specialists.
Circulars giving full information as to the courses, etc., will
be sent- out at an early date to
teachers throughout the Province,
BURIAL PUCE
Deacription of Spot Where British Columbia Men Who Fell
at Vimy Ridge, Rett.
(By Perry Robinson.)
British Headquarters in France
May 22, via London, May 23.—
In the middle of the waste of
the summit of Vimy Ridge there
is a little group of white painted
wooden crosses marking the
graves of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada who fell in the
capture of the ridge. These Canadian Seaforths were mostly
British Columbians. A long, long
way they came to die, the long-
limbed sons of Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster and Nanaimo. Some came even further,
for they came from the far off
slopes and peaks of the mountains or upper waters of the Fra-
ser River when they heard the
call.
Many other feet will tread the
same journey after them, the
feet of pilgrims who, through
generations yet to be born, will
come here as to a shrine. The
little graveyard will be as a flame
of inspiration to Canada in the
ages, for there was nothing finer
done in the war than the achievement of those western men on
the Ridge. There is not a yard
of this table-land where a man
can find the original surface of
the earth, but everywhere are
shell holes, hardly distinguishable from the remnants of the old
German trenches, the thin covering of soil being all churned up
with the white chalk below till
all is greyish white.
It is thus that the readers in
Canada must think of the place
where their sons rest. The hot
sun beats down on it; shells sing
over the place both ways, and
overhead the aeroplanes drone
in a circle. There could be no
prouder bujrial place than this
ridge, which they won so splendidly.
One knowing British Columbia
in bygone days stops to look at
these graves; it is the old British
Columbia that leaps to the mind,
with great stretches of unbroken
forest. If one had his way, he
would plant this Vimy Ridge
with trees, brought from British
Columbia, and let these men,
when the present wooden crosses
are replaced by a noble and permanent monument, rest under
the shadow of a grove of their
own pines, firs and cedars.
IHE HOLY CITY"
Red Cross Collections
The regular monthly collection
for the Canadian Red Cross was
made on Mondav, May 21st, with
the following results;
Dunsmuir Ave $ 28.05
Camp...    .   21.40
Maryport Ave    11.00
Windermere Ave    11.00
Penrith Ave     14.85
Allen & Derwent Ave....   13.00
Chinatown    23.80
Japanese Town     9.50
West Cum berland     1.70
Bevan    21.25
Total 	
$155.55
A. M. Cooke,
Hon. Secy.-Treas.
pro tern.
The Denman Island Dramatic
Society gave a very successful
entertainment in the Denman
Island Hall in aid of the Union
Bay Branch of the Red Cross Society. The-sum of $30 was handed to the treasurer at Union Bay.
The Cumberland Choral Society has been practising in the
city churches for the past six
months the cantata entitled "The
Holy City." This oratorio will
be given in the Methodist Church
on Monday evening, with the
assistance of the following Victoria noted talent;—Mr. and Mrs.
Gideon Hicks, Mr. R. B. MacKenzie, Miss Dennis Harris and Mrs.
Gertrude Huntley Green. The
price of admission is 35 cents
and within the reach of all. It
is generally conceded that this
cantata will be one of the best
entertainments that was ever
presented to an audience in this
city.
The first part of " The Holy
City" was suggested by the passages of Scripture, " Here have
we no continuing city." "Thy
kingdom come," and sets forth
the desire for a higher life, as
expressed in the words, "My soul
is athirst for God," which desire
is followed by other passages expressive of the perfection of the
higher life, such as "Eye hath not
seen."
The second part was suggested
by the words "I saw a new
heaven and a new earth, for the
first heaven and the first earth
were passed away," thus realizing the desire and promises contained in the first part.
PROLOGUE.
Quartette (Unaccompanied).: "Love not
the world."
Solo: .Soprano.   "He that Overcometh."
Chorus (Accompanied): " Love not the
world."
Quartette and Chorus: "Whoso is wise."
PART 1. -Contemplation.
Introduction.—Instrumental.
Chorus: "No Shadows Yonder."
Solo.   Tenor.   "No Weeping Yonder."
Quartette (Unaccompanied): "No Partings Yonder."
Chorus:   "None Wanting Yonder."
Air.   " My soul is athirst for God."
Trio (Unaccompanied): "Ateventide it
shall be Light,"
Chorus: "They that sow in Tears."
Air: "Eye hath not Seen."
Chorus: "For thee, Odear, dear country."
Chorus: "Thine is the Kingdom."
PART II.-Adoration.
Intermezzo [Instrumental.!
Air.  Ban.   "A new Heaven and a new
Earth."
Choral Sanctus: "Holy, Holy, Holy."
Chorus for a double choir:   " Let   the
Heavens rejoice."
Air. 7cnor. "To the Lord our God."
Air. Contralto. "Come, ye blessed."
Semi-Chorus.   "The Fining Pot is Nfor
Silver."
Air.   Tenor.   " These are They."
Duet.   "They shall hunger no more."
Quartette and   Chorus.     " List! thi
Cherubic Host."
Solo.   Bass.   "And I heard the voice <;f
Harpers."
Chorus and Quartette.    "Greal  and
marvellous an1 Thy works, Lord God."
Fl
FORTY DIVISIONS
London, May 24.--In the battle
of Arras the British captured 21-
000 Germans from forty different
divisions, (600,000 men), while
themselves losing only 3000 in
captures by the enemy, General
F. B. Maurice, director of ore "a-
tions, asserted today. He said
British losses in this fighting
were 50 per cent, less than those
suffered by the British in the
Somme battle.
Word has been received that
Pte. Douglas Willimar, son of
the Rev. J. X. Willimar, and
brother of Mrs J. W. Cooke, of
this city, has been wounded at
the front, in the arms and al do
men. He has been admitterl to
No. 3 Canadian Hospital at l!ou-
logne,
IDEAL WEATHER
FOR CELEBRATION
The usual celebration was held
on the Recreation Grounds on
Thursday, the 24th of May. The
crowd attending the sports was
not so large as in former years.
This was due to a large number
of our citizens having left for the
front, and the attractions of Ma-
naimo and Victoria.
The Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd. with their usual generosity operated special trains
during the day between Union
Bay, Bevan, Puntledge and Cumberland, affording the residents
of outside points free transportation to the sports. The streets
and besiness houses were gaily
decorated with Union Jacks and
bunting. One special feature of
the day was the grand parade of
live hundred school children each
carrying a Union Jack and headed by the West Cumberland Conservative Band with His Worship
Mayor Bate in the lead decorated
with the Canadian Ensigns. The
sports on the grounds were of
the usuaj nature, the programme
of which appears on another
page of this issue.
Cumberland is on the advance
and moving forward. The mines
are working steadily. Freight
arriving into this city has doubled
during the past six months. There
has been no less than twelve pianos shipped into Cumberland in
the past three weeks, with close
on a dozen new automobiles in
the same period. During the past
week there has been no less than
ten cars of freight standing on
the interchange of track of the
Wellington Colliery Railway and
the E. & N. Railway at Royston,
consigned to Union Bay and Cumberland. This is in addition to
freight received for Cumberland
at Union Bay by steamer from
Vancouver.
Failing health has caused Sir
Richard McBride to resign the
office of Agent-General for British Columbia, in England. Can't
a successor be found in this
city?
What about Peanuts?
At last week's Laboritc's meeting in the "Temple" in Vancou-
vei, the following was part of a
weighty agenda;
"Tho Trades and Labor Council was asked by the London,
Ont.. Trades and Labor Council
lo endorse a resolution passed
by that body demanding that the
Federal Government enact economic war legislation prohibiting
the manufacture and sale of ice
cream during the continuance of
the war.
"Does it say anything about
peanuts?" gravely enquired Delegate Trotter.
"No," answered the secretary,
"that may come up next meeting."
The communication was tiled."
With legislation on these lines,
"tipplers" and peanut feasters
of all ages would he coralled.
The usual Saturday night
Dance will be held in llo Ilo Hall
tonight, from 9 to 12.
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
NANAIMO, HOLDEN AT
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
In the Matter of the Estate of
Mary Frances Armstrong, deceased, and in the Matter of the
Administration Act.
Take Notice that by the order
of His Honor, C. 11. Barker,
made herein on the lltli., day of
April, A. P., HUT, I was duly
appointed Administrator of the
Estate of .Mary Frances Arm-
si mug. deceased, of Bevan, B.
C. All parties having claims
against the said Estate are hereby required to mail or deliver
game to Wesley Willard, Official
Administrator, Cumberland,B, l.
on or before tho 15th,, day of
June, I'.llT. A full and correct
statement, duly verified by statutory declaration, showing the
name, address and occupation,
and the amount and particulars
of their claim and the nature of
the security, if any. held by
them. And Take Notice, after
j the said date I shall proceed to
distribute the said Estate among
the persons entitled thereto, hav-i
ing regard only lo claims of
which I shall have due notice.
And all parties indebted lo said
Estate are hereby required to
pay me their indebtedness forthwith.
Dated at Cumberland,  B. C,
this 14th. day of April. 1017.
, WESLEY WILLARD,
Official Administrator; TWO
ThK ISLANDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Paper Association, the great farmer's organizations and numerous other influential bodies identified with promoting and protecting primary production in its
various phases, can at the same
time be of great service in assisting more proportionate national development than Canada
has leen securing during the
present century.
uhr Jtekmiter
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance. $L'.C0:
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lit countries In Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY. MAY 26th, 1917
AS OTHERS SEE US.
Holding Canada up as an example to inspire and guide the
United States in its conduct of
war, the Boston Herald says: • -
"Canada has found itself in the
past two years and a half. It
has been through the fire of a test
such as tew dependencies have
ever had to face, and it is coming
out of the fire not only welded
closer to the British Empire, but
of Empi 'e strength itself. It has
sel an example and has had experiences that are very likely to
I rove of much value to us on this
side of Ihe bowler in the months
ahead.
Remember that to do things on
the scale that Canada has been
doing them since the summer of
1914, the United States would
raise and train and equip an army of 500,000 men in a little over
two ye-'rs and ship 400,000 of
them across the Atlantic. It
would raise and spend no less
than $12,000,000,000 for war purposes. Yet when the warcloud
burst over the world, Canada
was fully as unprepared as we
have been. Its army, which has
grown to 400,000 soldiers was
smaller than the Militia of Massachusetts, and its resources and
industries, now splendidly mobilized and efficiently organized
I'oi the great work in hand, were
on the most peaceful kind of a
peace basis.
Small wonder that our patriotic gatherings listen with much
respect and with deep interest
to Canadian speakers. One thing
is certain, the Canada of the future is not to be looked on with
anything resembling the superior air that we have habitually
assumed mi this side of the border. The peace that has made
it unnecessary to build a fort al-
o ig the 300(1 miles of border will
continue, hut it is going to be
the peace of the condescending
k'ndness of a big brother to a
helpless youngster. An Ameri-1
can only belittles himself if he'
fails lo recognize and applaud
the great things that Canada has
done in this world crisis.
And if an American belittles
himself by failing to recognize
the things that Canada has done
in iliis war. what is to be said ol
ihe Canadian who withholds the
same recognition'.'
GREATER PRODUCTION,
The Canadian Fisheries' Association is to be commended fur
iis commercial enterprise and patriotic service in undertaking an
extensive campaign for an increased output from Canada's
fisheries. It is the intention of;
tin' Association to not only have
the splendid fisheries of the Dominion contribute as largely as
possible to the relief of the present grave shortage of food, but
also to promote permanent development of our fisheries on a
much larger scale. In serving
the particular interests which it
represents, the Canadian Fisheries' Association, like the Canadian Forestry Association, Canadian Mining Institute, Pulp and
IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE.
AgricnlUire must not only be
self-supporting, but, in large d<
gree, agricultnre must support
our other great industries. With
out agriculture, the coal and iron
would be left in tbe earth, the
forest would be left uncut, the
railroads would be abandoned,
the citie= depopulated, and the
wooded land and waterways
would again be used only for
hunting and fishing. Shall we
not remember, for ex-imple, that
the coal mine yields a single harvest—one crop and is then forever abandoned; while the soil
must yeild a hundred—yes, a
thousand crops, and even then
it must be richer and more pro
ductive than at the beginning, if
those who come after us are to
continue to multiply and replenish the earth. Cyril G. Hopkins,
of University of Illinois.
That Sir Richard McBride has
been compelled to relingnish the
office of Agent-General through
illness, is sincerely regretted
here by all shades of political
thought. Sir Richard McBride
while a doughty politician, was
also a pnminent figure in the
social life of B. C. A man endowed with a broad mind and
generous heart, his return to
his native province will be welcomed, accompanied by best
wishes for a speedy recovery to
his one time former self. •
THE BEST BUY IN THE DISTRICT.
FOR SALE-33 acres of land
near Cumberland, adjoining
Main Road. Price $18 per acre.
Easy terms.   Apply
G. J. HARDY,
Courtenay, B. C.
WANTED-Young girl, aged
13 or 14 to care for children only.
Apply Mrs. Bayley, Comox.
WANTED-A good strong girl
for General Housework.    Apply,
P. P. HARRISON,
Cumberland, B. C.
WANTED   TO   HIRE-New
Boat. Comox lake, May anil June,
P. 0. Box 342 Cumberland.
NOTICE.
Public Notice is hereby given
to all persons in arrears for Taxes due the City of Cumberland,
that a delinquent tax sale, the
date of which will be announced
later, will be held during the
month of September 1917.
All persons in arrears are hereby ret] nested to take Notice and
arrange to protect their interests,
Bv order of the City Council.
A. MACKINNON,
City Clerk.
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HIGH ABOVE ALL OTHER
Cigars, both for quality and price
stands the ISLAND PERPECTO.   It
is in a class by itself, Discriminating men recognize its delicate
and fragrant flavor as that only
met with in high  grade blends.
Manufactured by
ISLAND   CIGAR   FACTORY
Ladysmith, B.C.
Quick Action by
Telephone!
These are days of speed. People demand rapidity
in everything. The jitney found a place in urban
traffic because it gave quicker transportation. The
automobile revolutionized commercial conditions.
But, faster than all is the telephone.   The field of
the telephone is not circumscribed — anywhere,
everwhere, it is all the same to the telephone.
And all in a moment, too.
No necessity to travel, even by the fastest carriers,
when you have the telephone.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D. D.C.L.. rrMldent
IOHN AIRD, General Manner. H. V. F. JONES, An't Cenerii! Mnnnuer
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1
upwards;    Careful attention is given to every account.   Small account,
are welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Ac counts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, withdraw .lis to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. 850
SAVINGS   BANK:--This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
U.B.C.   BEER
Every one likes good things to drink; some like
tea; some like coffee, and a great many people
PREFER   PURE   BEER
Beer like U. B. C. has a distinct advantage over
other beverages: it has a Real Food Value, and
combines the extracts of the choicest Canadian
BARLEY AND HOPS
A glass of U. B. C. Beer with your meals improves
health and appetite.
*-/-
U.B.C. BEER is for sale by all the leading Hotels,
brewed by
UNION BREWING CO., LTD.
NANAIMO, B.C.
1*7" ll_n•%£»••» Beauty may be only skin deep;
VV Jalip&pCrS 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
I
I UNION TAILOR I
k i asiuuuauic  i ouui
t CLEANING,  REPAIRING AND PRESSING'
f Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
U. WATANABE, Prop.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor «'
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
And
Hong Chong & Co.
Bevan, B.C.
Feature  Films Coming Soon
-   AT   THE   -   '
ILO ILO THEATRE
Week of May 27th.
"The Piper's Price"
A Bluebird Photoplay.
These Films are From the Best Circuit
UNION   HOTEL
Opposite the Railway Station
WM. JONES.
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.
Silver Spring Beer
Contains backbone and
stamina, and gives you
back the appetite that
you have lost. Drink the
Beer that's pure at the
UNION HOTEL
Cumberland,   B. C.
See The
"Girl From Frisco"
Every Thursday
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
When in need of a car ring up
8GL    Nanaimo and return the
same  day.    Terms  reasonable.
Fire wood for sale.     Apply to
THOMAS PIERCE.
Phone 86 L. Happy Valley
FOR SALE.
Pure bred   White Wyandotte
eggs for hatehing, $2.00 setting.
GEORGE BOOTH,
UNIONBAY
FIREWOOD
Slab Wood for Sale at $3.TO per
DR. C. MISTER
SURGEON DENTIST,
Estimate Free
Work Guaranteed
. . KING BLOCK . .
Cumberland, B.C. ,
Load.
Phone
Cash or. Delivery
95 L.
RoystonSa wmill Co
Ltd.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
EMPIRE DAY CELEBRATION
1917
PROGRAMME
of SPORTS : :
Which wa§ held on the Recreation
Grounds, Cumberland, B.C., on
Thursday, May 24th, 1917 .  .   .
18.
19.
20,
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
PROGRAMME
9.30 a.m. Football Match; Boy Scouts vs. Cumberland Public
Schools, for Challenge Cup. value $15.00. Time, 20 minutes each
way, To be played for annually, winning team to hold the Cup
for one year.
10.15 a. m. 50 yard Race for boys 6 years and under; 1st. prize
72c, 2nd. prize 50c„ 3rd,, prize 25c.   Cash.
10.20 a.m. 50 yards Race forgirls 6 years and under, 1st, prize
75c., 2nd. prize 50c., 3rd., prize 25c. Cash.
10.25 a. m. 50 yards Race for Boys 8 years and under, 1st, prize
75c, 2nd prize 50c., 3rd., prize 25c.   Goods.
10.30 a. m. 50 yards Race for girls 8 years and under, 1st prize
75c., 2nd prize 50c.. 3rd prize 25c.   Goods.
10.35 a. m. 75 yards Race for boys 10 years and under, 1st, prize
$1.00, 2nd., prize 75c„ 3rd prize 50c.   Cash.
10.40 a. m. 75 yards Race for girls 10 years and under, 1st prize
$1.00 2nd prize 75c., 3rd prize 50c.    Goods.
10.45 a. m. 75 yards Race for boys 12 years and under, 1st prize
$1.00, 2nd prize 75c., 3rd prize 50c.   Goods.
10.50 a. m. 75 yards Race for girls 12 years and under, 1st, prize
$1.00, 2nd prize 75c., 3rd prize 50c.   Goods.
10.55 a. m. 100 yards Race for boys 14 years and, under, 1st prize
$1.50, 2nd prize $1.00, 3rd prize 75c.   Goods.
11.00 a.m. 100 yards Race for girls 14 years and under, 1st prize
$1.50, 2nd prize $1.00,3rd prize 75c.   Cash.
11.05 a. m. 100 yards Racefor boys 16 years and under, 1st prize
$1.50, 2nd prize $1.00, 3rd prize 75c.   Goods.
11.10 a. m. 100 yards Race for girls 16 years and under, 1st prize
$1.50,2nd prize $100, 3rd prize 75c.   Goods.
11.15 a. m. Shoe Scramble Race for boys 16 and under, 1st prize
$2.00, 2nd prize $1.00.3rd prize 50c.   Goods.
11.20 a. m. Shoe Scramble Race for girls 16 years and under, 1st
prize $2.00,2nd prize $1.00, 3rd prize 50c.  Goods.
11.25 a. m. Obstacle Race for boys 16 years and under, 1st prize
$2.00, 2nd prize $1.00,3rd prize 50c.   Goods.
12.45 a. m. Grand Patriotic Parade of Boy Scouts, Girl Guides,
Individual Representatives of the Allied Nations, Motors, etc.,
headed by the West Cumberland Conservative Band. Prizes will
be given for the best representative of any of the present Allies;
each individual to represent one of the Allies and to take part in
the Parade. 1st prize $5.00, 2nd prize $3.00, 3rd prize $2.00. All
entries free.
2.30 p. m, 100 yards Dash, open to all, 1st prize $5, 2nd prize $3.
Goods.
2.35 p.m. Single Ladies' 100 yards Race, 1st prize $4.00, 2nd, $2.00
2.45 p. m. Old Men's 75 yards Race, 50 years or over, 1st prize
$4, 2nd prize $2.   Goods.
2.50 p. m.   Married Ladies  75 yards Race, 1st prize $4, 2nd, $2.
3.00 p. m. Boy Scouts Ambulance Competition, [annual event],
1st prize Shield, value $15.00. To be competed for annually and
held by the winning patrol for one year,
3.15 p.m. First Aid Competition for prize to be known as Hon.
Wm. Sloan Shield. Winners to be presented with a Gold Medal
donated by the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited.
4 p. m. Exhibition Football Game, Ladysmith vs. Cumberland.
Time, half-hour each way, with five- minute intervals. Prize $56,
money to be handed over to Ladysmith team.
4.30 p.m. Chinese 1-4 Mile Race, in football interval, 1st prize
$2.50, 2nd prize $1.50.   Goods.
5.10 p. m. Japanese 1-4 Mile Race, 1st prize $2.50.2nd prize $1.50
Goods.
5.15 p. m.   Open Mile Race. 1st prize $8, 2nd prize $4.
5.25 p.m. J mile Race, open to employees of Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Ltd., 1st prize $7.50: 2nd prize $5.00.
5.30 p.m. Relay Race, j mile, 2 ladies and 2 men in each team.
1st prize, $10.00. If more than two teams compete a 2nd prize of
$6.00 will be given.
5.45 p.m. Chinese Football Race, time 20 minutes each way.
Prize $20.00.
Ladies' Basketball Game.   Special prize by the Band.
GOD  SAVE THE  KING.
LISTEN!
"The
Voice
On The
Wire"
Tonight, At Ilo Ilo
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
(X)AL milling lights of thu Dmiuniuf.
in Mmiituba, St«-k»tchewHn mm Albert*,
the Yukon Territory, thu N<>rtht«-«8t Tern
tnritta mid iu a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may he leased for a term
ot twuiity-oue yearn at an annual rental nf
91 an acre. .Nut mora than 2,500 acreo
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 laud must be
described by sections.orh^alsubdivifions
of sections, and in uusuiveyed territory
the tract applied for shall he staked out by
theapplicaut himnelf.
fitch application must bo aceumpanied
by a fee of fn which will be refunded it tho
rights applied tor are not available, bui not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantableouiput of the mine At the
rate of live cents per ton.
The person opuratiug the mine oliall
lunnsh the Agent with sworn return* ae
• ounting for the full quantity of much
antablecoal mined and p*y the royalty
thereon. if the uoal iniuiag rightu are
not being operated, such rut urns shall be
tLiruiahed at least once a year.
The leamj will include tiie coal mining
sight*only, but the l> saee may be permitted to purchase n hatever available sur
face rights may be considered iieceflSrtry
for the working of ihe mine at the rate of
glO.OOauauie.
Fur full information application sh.-uld
hemudeto the Secretary .-f the Department of the Inteiior, Ottawa,  or to   any
Agent or Sub Alt* nt otD minion Lunds.
W.  W. CORY,
Deputy Minister ot the Interior.
N.B- Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not tic | aid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C,
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hi'iiiletHun, I'roprit'tor
Estimates anil Designs fumUhed
on Application
Methodist Church.
Services: Morning' at 11 o'clock.
Evening at 7 o'clock.
Bible  Study:  Adult Bible Class
at 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday. 7.30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at7.30 p.m.
Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor
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.
Holy Trinity Church.
Service and Holy Communion
tomorrow, May 27th, at 11 a.m.
I
The
Star Cafe and
Bakery
In connection withRestaurant,Con-
fectionery, Cigars and Tobacco,
will, open under new
management, on
Monday, Jan. 22
With a fine selection of Cakes, Pies,
and Small Pastry, made daily.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
Freth   Bread   Daily
McLEAN & CESSFORD
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on" 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.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
Co-Operative
Meat Market
We have on hand
a good supply of
Fresh Beef,
Pork,
Veal,
Lamb.
Sausage and Hamburg
Steak made every day.
Bacons, Hamsjand Lard
at   reasonable  prices.
Comox Co-Operative Meat
Market.
The Spirella
Made-to-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply (o
Mrs.   JOHN GILLESPIE,
West Cumberland.
King George Hotel
VICTOR BONORA, Prop.
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
Own a
COLUMBIA
And know the world's greatest
musicians.
Representing the highest development
of the first sui .essful instrument of
sound reproduction, the Columbia Gra
fonola is universally acclaimed as "the
one incomparable instrument instrument of music."
Columbia
double - disc
Records
ate the exact counterpart in quality of
the Columbia Grafonnta; they bring
you face to face with the living |jer-
sonality of the artist. Whatever your
musical taste may be, whether Grand
Opera, Instrumental, Orchestral, Dance
Music or Comedy, all are included in
the huge Columbia Catalogue of over
2.51)0 recordings.
Columbia  Gralonolas  range in price
from $20.00.   Very easy terms
can be arranged.
(i. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.,
"Nanaimo's Music House"
ij Commercial St., nanaimo, B.C.
WAKOCCHr    BROS
Grocers nnd Bilkers
Agents for l'n.si:\i:i; l!i:i:it
I 'U.MDKRI.A.VD      • 'nri.'TI.NAY
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
SEED POTATOES FOR SALE.
I used the last nf 1015 crop on
the 6th., Sept., 1916. These are
the greatest yieldera and the
longest keepers I hare grown in
17 years. 3 1-L'c. lb., or 3c, by
the sack.   Phone 86 I..
THOS, PEARSE. FOUR
The islander. Cumberland, b.c.
20 35
f
DISCOUNT
ON ALL HATS,
Including  a   new shipment of the very
latest style
PANAMAS.
MRS. RIDEOUT
Millinery Parlors.
Mrs. F. Oliver
K.A.M.. London, England, and
Conservatoire of Music,Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. 43, Camp.
TOWN    TOPICS
Miss Elizabeth Lowdon paid a
visit to Nanaimo on Friday and
will return on torlay's train.
Mr. Wilson R. Dunn was a
delegate to the Methodist Conference, which was held in Victoria.
Rev. H. Wilson returned Thursday after attending the Methodist Conference.
Miss Olive Bickle returned
home Thursday after attending
Normal school. She has been
successful in her final examinations.
There will be a special musical
service in the Methodist Church
tomorrow evening at 7 p. m.,
when Mr, anrl Mrs. Gideon Hicks
will sing.   Everybody welcome.
Miss Pineo, former nurse in
the City's General Hospital has
has returned and taken up the
duties vacated by Nurse Calanan.
The Motion Picture Bulletin,
published in Ontario, says: "The
Voice on tbe Wire" has been
claimed the greatest serial ever
shown in Montreal. Every theatre running it claims a 25 to 35
per cent increase of business for
the days of showing same.
The many friends of Mr.
L. W. Nunns will be pleased to
hear he is showing signs of recovering from an illness which has
confined him to his room for the
past ten days.
Miss McDowell, who was principal stenographer for the Canadian Collieries, has resigned
and gone to Vancouver.
(T
3E
3E3
THE   BIG   STORE
a^
GOSSARD
CORSETS
fc\
„ s-rs
\ I
\    (Feasant
srv
Model 250. This Gossard has a
medium height bust, rather straight in
outline, lightly boned and a long enough
skirt with elastic section in the back
to corset the figure splendidly from the
waist down. It has no equal at the
price and its wearing service and style
are decidedly out of the ordinary.
250-2--. White Everlast Cloth
9-inch clasp. Sizes 19 to 34.
$2.50
Model 357.   Of the
more frequent types of
figures, the very young
and very slender woman
presents the greatest problem in fitting, a problem
that is most successfully
solved by this model.
357-4-Both   Pink   and
White.
Mercerized Batiste.
10-in. clasp. Sizes 19 to 30
$4.25
for every
woman
W'7:
Model 255. Made of substantia
coutil, this corset with its low bust
and beautiful outline, offers an exceptional value. An elastic section at the
back insures perfect freedom of movement.
255-97-White Coutil (T»Q CA
)0-in. clasp. Sizes 20 to 34. {pO.OU
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
' LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
31
*J
TO INVESTORS
THOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE
FUNDS  REQUIRING   INVESTMENT
MAY   PURCHASE  AT  PAR
DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
cht*]UC (free of exchange at any chartered Bunk in Canada) at
theirate of five per cent per annum from the date of purchase.
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering
at par and accrued interest, as the equivalent of cash,in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue in
(.'iimadn other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short
datu security. >
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per rent will be allowed
to recognized bond nnd stock brokers on allotments made in
respect of applications for thiB stock which bear i heir slanip.
For application forms apply to tho Deputy Minister of
Finauce, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OK FINANCE, OTTAWA
OCTOBER 7th, 1916.
CHARLIE YING WAH & CO.
Merchant Tailors
Will open up business on Saturday, March 31st, in the store on the corner of
Third Street and Dunsmuir Avenue, recently occupied by P. Dunne.   Ladies and
Gents Tailoring a specialty.   10% discount off regular prices for ten days.
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5
Cumberland, B. C.
P. O. Box 350
r=rjt
One Moment, Please!
We wish to draw the attention of every house-wife in Cumbcland
to our Electric Cooking Campaign.
We have in stock a very limited number of Electric Ranges purchased during normal times and which we are putting on the market
at the prices then prevailing.
These Ranges are an acquisition to any home, and as labor-saving
devices are without equal.
With one of these Ranges in your home you are spared the necessity of standing over a hot stove on a a hot summer day, as, when you
wish tu cook a meal, all that is necessary is to turn a switch and the
heat is there in a small fraction of the time that it would take to
kindle a fire. Then, again, there is no dirt, cooking utensils are always spotlessly clean, and above all, there are NO ASHES.
"Hut the cost of current," we hear you sny.
Well, in order to get Electric Cooking established in this city we
are offering the following low rates on all Ranges connected:
FirsLSO kilowatt hours.. .".7/ per k.w.h.
"   50 to 75 k.w.h 6h? "
"    75 to 100 k.w.h 6/    "
"    100 and over 5/   "
This compares favourably with coal, and at the same time you
are enabled to do your Electric Ironing, or use any other Electric labor
saving device at the same low rates.
But you must ACT QUICKLY, as when these Ranges are sold
prices will advance nearly 100J& on our new stocR.
See us NOW; do not delay or you may miss this splendid opportunity, Several of our leading citizens are already "Cooking the
Electric Way," and without exception they come to us and say: " Why
did you not tell us of this before?"
Further information is yours for the asking.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. 0.314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Eitaiuelware
Paints, Oils, Edison it Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
WiOliOI«O>)O»)O»»O»l»3i)OtlO()O10»O»>t»>t»)O>iC3il«Ol«Ot>O8IOt»Oi;
S      FIRE   INSURANCE
I Quee-^anceCo^,
,
0
(Fire and Automobile,) and
National Fire; of Hartford.
FOR RATES AND  PARTICULARS APPLY  TO
EDWARD  W.   BICKLE
OFFICE:   THE   ISLANDER.   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE..  CUMBERLAND
XiotsOiiOf to* (Otto >n;eK«»«ot)Ot>Q(Ci!O9<O!)ot0:ii
B
BE PREPARED
for high prices. Don't eat out of a can. Plant
our PREMIER SEEDS and "WATCH THEM
GROW. CLEAN, STRONG, TREES, SHRUBS
AND PLANTS in large variety. WRITE FOR
CATAOLOG, or Mr. A. H. Peacey, Cumberland,
will give your order carefuL attention.
Dominion Nurse/y Company
Vancouver, B.C.

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