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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. VI., No. 36 THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, DEC. 4. 1915.       Subscription price, $1.50 per year
THE PREMIER REPLIES
Answering the three points
which the Prohibition delegation
specifically put up to him on their
last visit to Victoria, Sir Richard
McBride has forwarded the reply
of the government to the People's
Prohibition Movement, in which
he sets out that the Prohibition
•plebicite will be taken on the
same date as the general elections: that it will embrace the direct question of for and against
Prohibition, as well as other questions bearing on the issue, and
that he is in favor of the restriction of the present selling hours
during the period of the war,
but cannot do anything in this
until the meeting of the legislature'
The Premier's letter, which is
addressed to Mr. Johnathan Rogers, president of the People's
Prohibition Movement reads as
follows:
"In conformity with my promise to give you, on or before the
2nd., of December our reply in
reference to representations made
to me by the deputation who
waited on me Thursday, the 11th.
inst., I now beg to define my position on the proposed plebicite
in respect of prohibition in this
province.
"After careful deliberation, I
wish to state, under the three
heads which I was asked to give
a definite reply, as follows:
" (a) Plebicite should be arranged to be taken , upon the
same date as the general elections. Obviously I cannot be expected to say what date that will
be. - •
"(h) As well as embracing the
direct question of Prohibition,
the voting paper should contain
other questions relative to the
general issue: these questions to
be as plain and simple as possible
so as not to unnecesarily confuse
the issue.
"(c) With reference to the pro-
po?al to restrict the present hours
for the sale of liquor during the
period of the war, I am in favor
of this: but this is a matter for
the legislature to deal with at the
next session, as the government
cannot bring it about without the
express authority of a statute.
Yours truly,
"Richard McBride."
IT'S A LONG WAY FROM CONSTANTINOPLE TO FGYPT
This map shows the route that the Turko-Teutonic allies
would have to take if they made an attack on Egypt, using
Constantinople as a base. Such a plan is said to be under
consideration by the Kaiser. It would entail a long march
overland, even supposing the enemy force was able to use
the railroaa to a point south of Jerusalem.
COOKING AND SEWING GLASS.
A cooking and sewing class has
been started in the Cumberland
Public School. The cooking class,
under the supervision of Mrs. D.
Piket, and the sewing class unr
der the supervision of Mrs. Fraser. The classes opened on Nov.
25th., with eighteen pupils.
Thursday evening is devoted to
the cooking class and Friday evenings to sewing class. Fees are
arranged at $1 per month. There
are vacancies for a few more pupils in each class. The merchants
of Cumberland have been very
generous in donating for the use
of the class the following ingredients to be used in the experiments of the science of cooking:
Campbell—1 sack flour, 5 lbs.
sugar, 3 lb. tin lard, 2 pks., raisins, 2 pks. curranis, 1 doz.  eggs.
Leiser—2 lbs. icing sugar, 1
tin Baking Powder.
McLelun—3 lb. tin lard, vanilla.
Marocchi—1 pkg. currants
and raisins.
Comox Co - Operative— veal
shanks.
LEAVE FOR OTHER POINTS
The Provincial Government has
discontinued the relief work given to the unemployed of this vicinity and on Thursday morning
advanced the transportation to
the following men that they may
proceed to Coleman and Hillcrest
mines: James Smith, Jas. Small,
Robert Brown, John McMillan,
Sam Williams, Robert Isaac, Robert K. Walker, Arthur Bradley,*
Angelo MerletM, Antony Grey,
John Comondona, George Mand-
zik, Albert Shillito. Jas. Knight,
Jas. Conner, Jos. Kirkbride, Angus McMillan, Sam D, Williamsr
Hugh Bates, Joseph Vigliani,
RobertMcAllister, Thomas Lewis. W. C. Colling, George Johnston, John Webber.
LADIES' ANNUAL   HOSPITAL BALL.
The Annual Ball of the Ladies
Hospital Auxiliary will take place
on St, Valentine's Day, 16th..
Feb., 1916.
ORDER OF MERIT
Five pupils from each Division
who have done the best work for
the month ending Nov. 30th, 1915.
DIV. I.-Abie Lighter
Ethel Lighter
Maisie Piercy
Gladys Parks
Jal Dallon
DIV. II.—Albert Winningham
Ellen Hunden
Edward Creech
Foon Sien
Siego Abe
DIV. HI.—'Vivian Aspecy
Edith Francioli
Edith Lockard
Edward Searle
Matthew Stewart
DIV. IV.-Hugh Strachan
Hector Stewart
Pearle Hunden
Karl Coe
Robert Strachan
DIV. V.-Edna Marsh
Mary Liddell
Edith Hood
Hazel Mounce
Averil MacDonald
DIV. VI,-Jack Peacey
Emma Bonora
Low Gin
Phyllis Boothman
James Halliday
DIV. VII.-Mary Gillafrio
Marion McKuy
Malcolm Stewart
Preston Parks
Edward Bickle
DIV. VHI.-Josephine Bono
Dulcie Odgers
Suei Ken
George Crown
Alexander Bevis
DIV. IX.-Heleu Parnham
Chiissie Sutherland
Simmy Potter
Mary Conn
Jeannie Logan
The heating plant at the Ilo Ilo
Theatre has been renovated and
improved so the management can
now give its patrons Warmth and
comfort as well as an interesting
evenings entertainment.
Wanted—Price wanted for sinking well at New Schoolhouse,
Union Bay.   Apply on Job.
John J. Weir, editor of the Cumberland News, is confined to his
home through illness and lias decided not to publish his paper for
the next two or three weeks.
John Hardy an old-timer of
Comox for the last 45 years, was
found in a dying condition from
exposure near Nob Hill, by two
soldiers from Lazo wireless
Station. A verdict that he had
met death from exposure was
reached by the jury summoned by
Coroner E, W. Bickle. The deceased was (.5 years old, and a.
well known rancher of the Comox
Valley. He was still alive when
found but died shortly after-
arriving at St. Joseph's Hospital. TWO
L'titi ISLAND
IERLAJND, K. C.
BE OF QOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3*5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4th, 1915.
Essay on Temperance
The great foe of the land we
live in is unquestionably that of
Intemperance, which, in fact,
bulks so largely before the eyes
•of disinterested and dispassionate spectators, that it is universally regarded as the most conspicuous and characteristic of
our national vices. In the eyes
of other nations we figure as the
most intemperate people upon
the face of the earth, and have
been constantly told that we have
been reeling through the streets
of history a drunken race; and it
is to be feared that there is too
much ground and reason for this
scathing impeachment. Thi ough-
out all the various grades and
ramifications of society we are
confronted with evidences, many
and mournful, of its blighting
and baleful power, ruining the
homes, wasting the resources,
and preventing the progtess of
vast numbers of people, both
socially and religiously. In the
presence of this great and terrible evil, the attitude of only too
many is that of unconcerned
passivity, or of tacit surrender.
But, on the'other hand, there are,
God be thanked! a considerable
number who are not so ignomin-
iously minded, but who have
risen up into the battle attitude
against this terrible foe, and are
determined, God being their
helper, to wage doughty and
succeesful war against him; of
such are they composed who are
marching under the banners, and
who constitute the sacred militia,
of the great Temperance movement.
Stated briefly, the object of the
Reform is two-fold. (1), By
moral suasion to induce total  ab-
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Railroad and Teamsters' Coats
Special in Railroad and Teamsters' Coats, in Clive Khaki, a coat
that keeps out the water all the time. You cannot get the legs
of your pants wet in this coat.    Its waterproof qualities are
exceptional.
Fall Overcoats
Men's heavy Overcoats in Curly Cloths and Tweeds, in the
newest cuts.
Raincoats
Men's English Rainproof Coats, in all sizes, at popular prices.
Sweaters
Special values in Ladies Hand-knit Sweater Sets, mada-to-order
with Sweater  Coat and  Toque to match, in shade? of reds,
browns, greens, blues, tango white and black.
Ladies' Raincoats
Ladies' Card  Velvet Raincoats in fawns and greys, in new
styles at popular prices.
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Coatings
Coatings suitable for Ladies and Children's Coats, in Checks,
Serges, Astrachans and Bearskins.
Dress Goods
Newest fabrics and novelty weaves in Dress Goods in all the
leading shades.    Serges. Poplins, Ladies' Cloths, Satin Cloths,
Ratines' Novelty  Stripes in silk. mixture fabrics in all light
shades suitable for evening wear.
OC PER CENT DISCOUNT on the
balance of our Millinery Stock.
stinence from the use of intoxicating drinks on the part of the
individual; and (2),By legislative
prohibition of the liquor traffic
to secure sobriety on the part of
the nation. And these are not
the one contrary to the other, as
some have objected, but they
mutually supplement and fit into
each other. "The one," says the
Rev. W. Arnot, "is the soul of
the Temperance reformation and
the other its body. Either alone
will certainly fail to work deliverance on a national scale. Actual
abstinence, by earnest men. for
their own or others good, will not
wipe away the shame of drunkenness from the country as long-
as the dealers are permitted to
treat the weak and profligate as
raw material lor their trade.
And, on the other hand, a prohib
itory law cannot be enacted, and
though enacted, could not be
enforced, unless a very large
proportion of the community
have been conscientious and
systematic abstainers. Ths personal abstinence of the good,
without a law to restrain the evil,
would be a soul without a body;
a prohibitory law without a public sentiment in favour of abstinence, would be a body without a
soul. The one is a ghost, the
other a carcase. Neither would
work any deliverance."
The claims of th"1 Temperance
movement in relacon to total
abstinence from tne use of intoxicating liquors on the part of the
individual, are based chiefly upon
two grounds or considerations.
The first is: That a man is much
better without them,   physically
and morally, as far as he himself
is concern* d. Of this we have an
abundant and absolutely] over-
whleming supply of scientific and
professional testimony from Sir
Henry Thompson, Dr. Richardson
Dr. Gull, and other eminent pathologists, who have given special
attention to the action of alcohol
upon both body and mind. They
all testify, with a most convincing
and remarkable unanimity, that
such action is only evil, and that
continually; and this finding of
scientific men of the highest reputation is amply borne out and
confirmed by the innumerable
testimonies of those who have put
the principle, to the test of a personal and practical application.
(To be contiuned next week.)
Speaking without thinking is
shooting without taking aim. Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
io Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
tories and in a portion of the Province of
' British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental uf
{1 an acre. Not more than 2,600 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 lcc;al subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the trace applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of f 5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal mining rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
flO.OOanacre.
i * 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. 0ORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior. J|
N.B-— Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
TH0S.E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hedsrson, Proprietor
,Estimates and Designs furni.-liuil
on Application
MAKOCCHT v.-ROS.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsenek Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Speoialty
West Cumberland
f?«S$5$$tt$?S$S$«tt$$S$:^^
Christmas Gifts for
I       the Baby
A Group ot Baby Belongings
The baby inspires the greatest number of dainty gifts at Christmas time,
nearly all of them the handwork of
those who welcome him.
A book in which the important affairs of the new arrival are to ba
put on record, a hanger for safety
pins of several sizes, a pair of armlets, and some brightly colored toys
suspended by gay ribbons, are pictured above in the group of baby be-
longings.
The record book is made by covering cardboard with white moire silk.
A stork is painted on the front cover,
and plain heavy white paper provides
the leaves. Satin ribbon in light blue
or pink is sewed to each cover to fasten them together.
Pink satin ribbon and white celluloid rings, in three sizes, are used for
the safety-pin hangers One long and
three short ends hang from a pretty
bow, each terminating in a ring. .Tha
pins are fastened over Uie rings. I
Narrow satin ribbon shirred over
flat elastic cord forms? the armlets,
Each is finished with a fuli rosette.
Bootees and a Goat liange?
The warm looking and dainty
bootees shown in the picture will be
easy to make by those who understand crocheting. They are crocheted
of white zephyr and shaped to fit
over the knees. A beading is worked
In near the top and narrow pink satin
ribbon run through it makes it nos-
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sible to tie tne boots so that tney
will not slip down.
A novel and very pretty touch ii
given these bootees by the tiny pink
rose buds that are embroidered on
them with silk floss.
Little wooden hangers are covered
with cotton for a padding and ovei
this light satin ribbon is shirred. Tha
hook is wound with the ribbon and
the hanger finished with a pretty bow.
Topsy Doll Made of a Stocking
The rag baby has the reputation ol
being the best beloved of its littU
owner's possessions. Here is a Topsj
doll made of a black stocking witli
mouth and nose outlined with yam
and glass beads for eyes. By ravelinj
an old knitted mitten or any knitted
article, its head of kinky .hair is assured.
The figure is cut out ln two pieces,
which are machine-stitched together,
with an opening left at one side foi
turning it right side out. It is stuffetj
with cotton. Rompers and a cap oj
gayly striped gingham add to the fas
odnation of this Topsy.
Real  Logic
Employer (to deputation of workmen) : "An increase of wages I can
understand, but why do you want
shorter hours of work?"
Spokesman: "So as to have time
to spend our higher wages, sir."
Undo Eph. Remarks:
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when th' young feller? that expected
t' set th' world on Are didn't use up
all their matches lightin' cigarettes,
an' most o' th' smart folks us't' come
from th' big cities, an' th' smarter
thev was th' sooner they come."
B. C. BANTAM REGIMENT
Authority has been given by
the Militia Department at Ottawa for the formation of the British Columbia Bantams, and recruiting has commenced, applications for enrollment now being
received by W. J. Cox, of 1218
Langley street, Victoria. The
organization of the Bantams will
fill a long felt want in British
Columbia, and give the smaller
man, who despite the fact that
he does not tower above his fellows is also "a firstclass fighting
man" the opportunity for which
he has waited. The Battalions,
which have been formed have
held that five feet and fcur inches are the requisite measurements to enable a man to serve
his King and country in their
ranks, and many a man whose
heart has burned with loyalty
and[who has been keen to "do
his bit" has been precluded by
reason of the fact that he did not
reach the requisite height. The
British Columbia Bantams offers
a place to him.
Although the B, C. Bantams
is the first corps in the Dominion
of its kind the idea has been successfully carried out in the
Mother Country, where some of
the finest regiments of the line
are composed of the Bantams,
and the "B. C. B's" will be no
exception to this record.
It is expected that the name of
the commanding officer of the
new unit will be announced within a few days, and that the battalion will be.filled up quickly;
therefore those who are anxious
to find a place in the ranks of
the unit should lose no time, in
communicating with Mr. Cox,
who will enroll their names pending the completion of the machin-'
ery for recruiting within a few
days.
Already about 250 men have
signified their intention of joining
the ranks of the Bantams, and it
is expected the, battalion will be
quickly recruited to full strength.
Where it will be trained has not
yet been decided, but the probability is that it will Jnake its
headquarters at Vancouver or
Victoria.
NAVAL BLOCKADE COULD WIN
London, Nov. 29.—Belief that
the time has arrived for the allies
to begin to define clear and definite terms of peace is expressed
by the Morning Post in an editorial, on the gtound that there then
would be less chance in losing in
negotiations what has been gained
on the sea and on the field.        ,
The Post contends that without
"selling the skin before killing
the bear," it may be assumed
victory for the allies is assured if
only because, without undue
strain. Great Britain could maintain a naval blockade indefinitely
and histary has shown that such
pressure alone would, in the end,
secure victory.
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Acceptable Toys
for the Children
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Doll's House of Cardboard
A hat box of strong cardboard and
some red, white and green water-color
paints are required to make this doll's
house. A view of it is given in tho
picture above, also a picture of the
roof and of the front and one side.
The roof and chimneys are to be made
separately.
Two largo, square openings aro cut
out at the front and above them an
oblong is cut on three sides. Bent
outward this forms an awning that is
painted in red and white stripes. A
ddor is cut in the side and panels and
doorknobs painted on it. Openings
are cut in tho roof to hold the chimneys and it is painted in green squares
to simulate shingles.
The house and chimneys are painted red lined with white to simulate
bricks. White paper pasted over the
windows will look like a shade. After
the parts are made they are fastened together with paper fasteners.
Easily Made Animal Toys
Animals, that please the little ones,
are made of canton flannel or plush,
and stuffed with sawdust. Pins with
black heads, beads, or regulation artificial eyes are used, and bits of
lamb's wool or fur provide the required hair. A dog and pony are pictured here, made of white canton flannel, also outlines of patterns for cut-,
ting them. Each animal is made of
three pieces; the two sides and a
piece to be sewed underneath. This
last has a slit in it for turning the
figure right side out after the pieces
are machine stitched toeet.hftr.   Aftof
St. George's Presbyterian
Church
Services,. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Class, 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School. 2.30 p.m.
Prayer    Meeting,     Wednesday
evening 7.30.
Choir Practice, Thursday evening 7.30.
Pastor, Rev. Jas. Hood.
Methodist Church.
Services: Morning at 11 o'clock.
Evening at 7 o'clock.
Bible  Study:  Adult Bible Class
at 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday, 7.30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at7.30 p.m.
Rev, Henry Wilson, Pastor.
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Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for 2nd  Sunday
Advent:
8.30 a. m.,  Holy Communion
11 a. m.,   Mattins.
2.30 p.m., Sunday School
7 p.m., Evensong.
Service of Intercession in behalf of H.M. Forces on Wednesday at 8-00 p.m.
Arthur Bischlager. Vicar.
Dance to the perfect rhythm of the
Edison
Diamond Disc
Phonograph
If you are just learning the
new dances, start right. Get
the rhythm of them firmly fixed
ln your mind through the well-
chosen, well - played records
rendered by Mr. Edison's latest
invention.
If you are already an expert
you will appreciate the splendid interpretation which the
mellow, fully-rounded tone of
this wonderful instrument produces.
No Needles to Change. A Permanent Diamond is the
Reproducing.Point.
Mr.   Edison's  perfect  mechanism  insures uniform pitch
and uniform speed from the
first revolution to the last.
Hear the new dance records
which we have just received.
Come in any  time and  hear
as many as you like.
G.A.Fletcher
Music Company,
22 Commercial St., Nanaimo
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor. ffl
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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GRANTHAM SALE OF WORK
A sale of work and concert was
held in the old school house at
Granthem on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The proceeds
are to go towards the building'of
a church in connection with the
Methodist Mission'atjthat place.
About thirty friends from Cum-
berland'journeyd by autos for this
occasion and a very enjoyable
time was spent. The friends from
Cumberland^who assisted in the
concert were:—Mr. Baldwin, two
solos; Mrs. Baldwin, a solo; Mr.
J. Robertson, a violin solo; Mr.
Alex Henderson a]recitation; Miss
Nettie Robertson assisted at
the piano. The Rev. Henry Wilson
acted as chairman. The articles
for sale consisted of many useful
things and were readily bought
by friends. An excellent supper
was served for the small sum of
25c. At the closs of a very enjoyable eveniug it was estimated
that over $90 was^cleared.
it is stuned tbis opening is sewed up.'
Almost any animal may be made in
tbis way.
Bungalow Made of Cardboard
Notice is [hereby given that
the Board of Directors of the
Union and Comox District Hospital intends to apply one month
after date Uo the .Registrar of
Joint Stock} Companies for the
Province of British Columbia at
Victoria, for permission to change
the name from the Union, and
Comox District Hospital to.Hhe
Cumberland General Hospital.
E. D. PICKARD, Secretary.
Dated at Cumberland B. C. this
5th day of November, 1915.
$100 REWARD
One [Hundred Dollars Reward will be paid |by|the City
Council for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of
the person or persons maliciously
breaking and destroying plate
glass windows in the city of
Cumberland.
JAMES WARD,
Chiefjof Police.
City Hall, Cumberland, B.C.,
November 1st, 1915,
NOTICE is hereby given! that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the renewal of the
hotel licence to sell liquors by retail in the
hotel known as the Bevan Hotel situate
at Bevan in the Province of British Columbia. HUGH THORNLEY,
Dated this 15th day of October, 1915.
FIRE   INSTJEANG1
For absolute protection
write a p 01 icy in the London & Lancashire Fire Insurance "•->., of Liverpool.
Total Assets- 823,788,930.
W.   WILLIE E,
LO C Al.
AGENT
Hongalows and other toy houses arei
made of heavy cardboard boxes. Thej
picture shows the roof, chimney, front
and one side of the bungalow before
they are put together, also the finished house.
The windows are cut out and plain;
white writing paper pasted over the
openings on the inside. The window
panes and sashes are painted on this.
Doors are cut on three sides and
panels and knobs painted on them.
Doorsteps, window boxes and flowers,
shingles, etc., are all painted on the
fiat surface.
The chimney is made separately,
aaintfid red. and lined with white.
Easily Remembered
Mrs. James worked ardently in the
cause of animals, and when Mrs.
Jones came to tea she told her a very
pathetic story about a donkey that had
been rescued from a cruel master on
the previous day. The visitor was
very interested, and when she roes
to go she remarked: x
"I am so glad you have told me all
those fascinating things about animals,
dear Mrs. James. I shall never see
a donkey again without thinking of
jrou!"
R:
MOXI
B'GOUY TMERE3 LOTS
OF ROOM AT THE  TOP
BUT THE  TROUBLE    IS,
LOTS   OF FEUERS
WONT   CLIMB THE",
rSTfllRS. THEY -SIT
AROUND  AN' WAIT FER
TH'ELEYAtER TER WE
EM  UP"
j fl^B/NWcS—
Do not forget to ask for Ticket
on READING LAMP when making CASH PURCHASES of the
following articles:-
Tungsten Lamps
Nitro Lamps
Dimbrite Lamps
Electric Torches
Hand Lanterns
Torch Batteries
Dry Cells
And all kinds of Heating Appliances and Wiring Supplies.
Contest Ends Dec. 13th, 6 p.m.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
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 ISLANDERrcUMBERLAND, B.C.
Under the Mistletoe
Bu M. P. Heatherington
(Copyright by Western Newspaper Union.)
It was an ideal Yuletide. The sweet
notes of church chimes throbbing out
melodiously, "Peace on earth, good
will to men," announced it; laughter,
smiles, gay greetings among the
street crowds emphasized it. Two
men going in the same direction,
strangers one to the other, yet oddly
mutually involved in a fateful circumstance of the hour, unconsciously
lessened their gait to catch the final
notes from the distant belfry,
He in advance, swarthy, evil-eyed,
bearing a neatly covered box under
his arm, uttered an ugly, sinister
chuckle.
"flefcre that hour strikes again—
this!" lie hissed malevolently rather
than uttered, ar.d he tapped the box
and strode on, grim with soiiie profound purpose,
The man ten paces behind him,
young, handsome, neat, but none too
fashionably clad, curried a thin., square
package suggesting a canvas, for his
was an artist's face, and he was an
artist—Chase Merwyn.
Had he spoken his heart's thought
he would have whispered softly:
"Before this hour strikes again I
Bhall have said good-by to all I love."
He of the sinister semblance strode
on and turned into a fashionable residence thoroughfare. Unconsciously
Hike a shadow, the other kept almost
even pace with him. Under an arc
lamp Chase Merwyn paused to look
over the package he carried. His objective point was a mansion, a dazzling place of light and luxury, and
before It the sinister-looking man had
halted a poorly-dressed fellow struggling along without an overcoat, and
blue and pinched with the cold.
The twain were conversing r.nd the
man with the box handed it to the
other, pointed to the doorway of the
mansion and
passed on. His
messenger proceeded up tho
steps, which Merwyn mounted also.
It was in time to
see a servant
open the door and
to hear the other
say:
"A present for
Mr. Worthington;
to be opened tomorrow."
"Oh, of course that," smiled the
servant, taking the box. "I will place
It with the other gifts. Ah, Mr. Merwyn," and the servant stepped aside
to admit him.
"For Miss Worthington," said Merwyn, handing his gift to the other.
His gift was a picture he had painted,
and with it was a letter.
*******
Slowly Merwyn descended the steps.
He paused tor a few moments on the
pavement to take a last look at the
home that held so much for him. A
slinking figure approached him from
the shadows.
"Mister," he stammered, "I'm poor
and I need the gold coin a man gave
me for delivering a box to that house
tonight, but—"
"Ah, I remember!" observed Merwyn, recalling man and circumstance.
"A gold coin is so rare for a trifling
service," resumed the other, "that I
was suspicious. Then again I didn't
like the face of the man who gave it
to me; I followed him. He met some
others like himself. I heard him laugh
over an explosion about midnight."
"Great heavens!" ejaculated Mer-
wvn. comprehending, and was up the
steps in a nasn.
"Quick! Quick—
open!"he cried to
the servant, just
setting the chain
on the inside.
"The music
room!" uttered
Merwyn excitedly
and hurried thither, turned on the
light switch and
made a dash for
the table. He remembered the shape
and size of the box. His eyes made
out one corresponding to it.
Merwyn gave it a fling through the
window, there was a flash, and outside
a detonation that shook the house.
Some   flying  object  thudded  against
his head and he fell to the floor.      \
It   was   Christmas   day   when   he
I opened his eyes.   He lay upon a couch
• pulled directly under' the chandelier.
j Daylight was streaming into the room.
I The wrecked window frame was barricaded.   His head was bandaged, and
I seated at a little distance was Esther.
"Oh. I am so glad!" she cried as
j she noticed that his eyes had opened.
"The surgeon has just left, and papa—
I he says you saved us all and that you
I are a hero!   And the beautiful picture
| you intended for me—it was riddled
with window glass, but—I found the
letter. Why did you write so sadly?"
"Because—because I feared to write
all the truth," Merwyn confessed.
"The man who warned you told us
enough to have us guess the truth,"
spoke Ethel, confusedly changing the
subject, and then she followed the
glance of Merwyn. His eyes rested
on the mistletoe right over his head.
"Why this is Christmas morning,
sure enough," fluttered Esther, "and
we are the first—"
"Ethel," spoke Merwyn Irresistibly,
"I love you!"
His arms were lifted towards her
and a world of pleading was in his
longing eyes. She did not hesitate,
Their lips met that strangely beautiful
Christmas morn—under the mistletoa
Full of Them
Doctor: "I consider the medical
profession very badly treated. Sec
how few monuments there are to famous doctors  or surgeons."
Patient: "Oh, doctor, look at our
cemetery!"
A Fine Distinctiun
A man who was reprimanded for
swearing replied that he did not see
any harm in it.
"No harm in it!" said the minister.
"Why, do you not know the Command- i
ment, 'Swear not at all'?"
"I do not swear at all," said the
man.    "I  only  swear at  those  whe •
annov me."
GREAT SUCCESS OF WAR LOAN
Ottawa, Nov. 30. —Canada's
first attempt to raise a domestic
war loan has been crowned with
complete success. Owing to the
united efforts of all classes of the
community, the hearty co-operation of the press and the exertions of the Minister of Finance
and his staff, the fifty millions
asked for has been subscribed
more than twice over.
The exact details as to the
amount of subscriptions were not
available when the list was closed
at 3 o'clock this afternoon, but
Hon. VV. T. White wss in a position to make the announcement
that the subscriptions will exceed
the one hunched millions mark,
probably by several millions.
He declined to say whether or
not all the money subscribed was
accfipted, as was done by the Australian Government when its domestic loan was largely oversubscribed. It is probable that this
is a point which has not yet been
definitely settled. Should the advertised amount of tht loan only
be accepted,Jit will mean that the
big subscribers will receive something less than fifty per cent of
the amount of their subscriptions.
The Ministerjhas stated [that the
subscribers of small amounts will
receive first consideration, and
this probably means that they
will receive bonds for the full
amount of their subscription.
Mr. White is well pleased with
the number of individual subscriptions received. They will exceed
in number 25,000. All'sections of
Canada have participated, and
therissue has been'popular in'the
truest fand* widest sense of the
term. A noteworthy feature has
been the remarkable numler of
small subscriptions. As soon as
full returns have been received
and particulars tabulated, the
Government will be in*a position
to consider the [question of allotment.
|fThere will'be no financial disturbance or derangement of business by reason of the war loan.
All theTmoneysrreceived on account of[subscriptions will be left
on deposit for the credit of the
Minister of Finance with the several banks from which they are
withdrawn by the depositors.
The installment payments are
spread overv«ix months, and'the
total amount raised by the loan
will be expended in Canada in
raising, equipping and sending
forward Canadian troops. It is
not generally known that at least
SO per cent of Canadian war expenditures have been spent in
Canada. The successful floatation
of the war loan will enable the
Minister of Finance to assist to a
still greater extent the temporary
financing of the shell committee
for the Imperial treasury.
Up to date the Canadian government has advanced $57,772,-
000 in temporary advances to the
Imperial Government to pay for
orders placed by the shell committee. These advances have
from time to time been repaid
by the Imperial treasury.
Speaking of the success of the
loan Mr. White said:
"I desire to express the deep
appreciation of the Government
for the magnificent response by
the people of Canada to the war
loan issue. The result, splendid
in itself, will go out to the whole
world as an unmistakable evidence of Canada's financial
strength, and of her steadfast determination to prosecute this
war, waged in a righteous cause
to a triumphant close. To all
those who by their participation
and co-operation have contributed
to the success of the loan, to the
public who have subscribed or by
their patriotic goodwill have encouraged subscriptions; to the financial community who have assisted so powerfully; to the brokers who have worked so faithfully; to the press whose active
aid and support have been invaluable beyond expression, our
warmest thanks are cordially and
gratefully extended. The Canadian people never fail to rise to
the full height of any great occasion."
EARL KITCHENER HOME.
London, Nov. 30.—Earl Kitchener, secreta.y of war for Great
Britain returned to London this
afternoon. He was expected to
report immediately to Premier
Asquith.
Earl Kitchener will meet his
colleagues in the war council of
the cabinet on Thursday. At
that time he will convey to them
the results of his observations on
the various battle fronts and his
conferences at the capitals of the
countries he has visited.
Field Marshall Sir John French
commander of the British forces
on the western front, was in
London yesterday and conferred
with Premier Asquith.
Sir John French has not been
in London before since he paid a
secret visit to the British capital
late in January.
Earl Kitchener, British Secretary of War, was in Paris yesterday. There have been reports
that a movement was on foot to
place General Joffre, the French
leader, in supreme command of
the French-British forces on the
western front, but London has
denied there is any foundation
for them. Tritt  ISLANDER,  UUMBLKLAINIJ. tt. u
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. LLJX D.C.L., President
JOHN AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES, Ass'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. 350
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.        A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
SPECIAL SALE OF
DINNER SETS
AND
TOILETWARE
\
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, W, C.
Phone 14
*mm**am
i
We Recom-
mend the
use of
'QUEEN'
BEER.
A beer you can't help liking—so
mild, so pure, so very good.
Every possible precaution is taken
in the brewing and bottling. Ask
at the hotels for QUEEN BEER,
—you'll like it.
Pilsener Brewing Co,, Ltd.
Cumberland, B.C.
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES,
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[ESTABLISHED 24 YEARS. ]
I
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
coy asms
Cumberland Troop No. 1 will
parade at 6.30 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 10 h, in the Club Room for
the following practices:
Knot-tying, Ambulance, Gymnastic Practice, Stave Drill and
Signalling.
Orderly Patrol—Foxes.
Orderly Officer — Assistant
Scoutmaster W. WI yte.
Boys between the ages of 11
and 18 years are eligible to join
the troop, accompanying a written consent by their parents.
Scouts must be in full uniform.
By order,
A. J. Taylor,
Acting Scoutmaster.
There are vacancies in the
Cubs for boys between the ag9s
of 9 and 11 years; those intending to join must have a written
consent from their parents, and
should apply to S.M. A. Bischlager on Thursday evenings at
7 p.m.
COURT OF REVISON
A Court of Revision will be
held in the City Council Chambers on Friday "December 10th.,
1915 at seven thirty (7.30 p.m.)
to correct and revise the Voters
List of the C.ty of Cumberland
for the year 1916. The Court of
Revision shall have power to hear
and by a majority vote, determine any application to strike
out the name of any person which
has been improperly placed thereon, or to place on such list the
name of any person improperly
omitted from such list,
Holders of last agreement of
sale, must make declaration, and
pay taxes on same, on or before
the 30th. day of November; also
authorized agents of incorporated
companies, wishing to represent
such company at the municipal
election must file their authorization papers on or before the 30th
of November, 1915.
A. McKinnon,
C.M.C.
City Hall, November 17th. 1915
Lady will teach stenography to
a limited number of pupils; low
terms. Communicate with P.O.
Box 388 Cumberland.
"$25.00 REWARD
Will be paid to anyone giving information leading to the arrest
and conviction of any person or
persons damaging vacant property in the City of Cumberland.
JAMES WARD,
Chief of Police.
10'
SEVEN
NOW STOP!
Do not throw this adv. away,
-the most important announcement is still to come.
Do you realize what this
means to you ? *J It means
that you will always have
that neat, clean-cut, well-
groomed effect. 1 Your
clothes will always look as
if they had just come from
the tailor's, spic and span,
neat, refined and giving the
impression of prosperity
and business power.
Remember I call for and
deliver the goods.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
NOTICE.
Effective from oct. 1st, 1914.
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.
The
New Home
Bakery
A fine selection of cakes, pies and
small pastry made daily.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
AFTERNOON  TEAS  SERVED
J.H. Halliday
Dunsmuir Ave.
Edward W. Bickle
NOTARY PUBLIC
FINANCIAL  AND   INSURANCE   AOENT
PHONES: OFFICE. 3*5     RESIDENCE 7-8
P.O. DRAWER  430
OFFICE;   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE..   CUMBERLAND EIGHT
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOWN    TOPICS
A. Bird is spending a week's
furlough at home.
Mrs. Alice Walker and mother
left on Wednesday for Nanaimo.
Robert Halcrow left for Prince
Rupert on Wednesday.
Miss Dickinson left for Vancouver on Wednesday.
Mrs. E. L. Saunders left for
Ladysmith on Monday.
Alex Campbel of Campbell
Bros, left for Vancouver on
Monday.
J. W. Cooke left for Vancouver
on Wednesday and returned on
Friday evening.
Mrs. A. Haywood returned
from a visit to South Wellington
on Tuesday.
Wanted— To purchase a baby
buggy; must be in a good condition.   Apply Islander Office.
Rev. S. S. Osterhout, Doctor of
Philosophy, will preach in Grace
Methodist Church to-morrow
evening at 7 o'clock.
Charles H. Mcintosh has been
promoted from Weigh Boss to the
General Accounting office of the
Canadian Colleries.
Frank Hurford, who was here
on a visit during the week end,
left for Victoria on Monday.
Miss Spruston of Bevan has secured a position as stenographer
at the Head office of the Canadian Collieries in this city.
Frank Sawford, Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries at
Union Bay, was here on an official visit on Tuesday.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Nichols, at the Cumberland
General Hospital, on Tuesday,
30th., Nov,, a son.
The Ladies Aid of Grace Methodist Church will hold their regular monthly meeting at the home
of Mrs. Edward Baldwin on
Tuesday next.
Pto. Ernest Horwood. of the
62nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, arrived last night
on a ten days' visit to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Syd. Horwood.
Wm. Watson, son of John Peter Watson, left for Boston on
Saturday to go in training for an
electrician. William Richards
succeeds him as clerk in W. C.
Railway freight shed.
J. R. Lockard, general superintendent of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd. accompanied
by Mrs Lockard left for Victoria
en route for New York and points.
East. Mrs Ceorge W. Clinton
left by the same auto for Cowichan.
1
THE   BIG   STORE
DRY GOODS
Here's a Winner! Middy Blouse, all White Lonsdale Buck,
with navy collar.   Splendid wearing quality. Price $1.50.
Scarlet Serge Flannel! All wool Middy, trimmed white
silk.   Very warm and comfy. Price $3.95.
Ladies Umbrells! A fine selection to choose from, guaranteed
to give satisfaction. Prices from $1.25 to $6.50.
Ladies Silk Sweater Coat! in cardinal with cap   to
match. Coat $10.00, Cap $1.50.
LadieS Winter Hats! Are now reduced, you can save 25c on
every dollar from today. This is your opportunity.
Cashmere Hose! It is nearly impossible to get delivery for
many months of any Cashmere Hose, so scarce is this line. We are
fortunate in having a good stock of which you should avail yourself
while they last. 50c and 60c a pair.
Buttons! New Stock of fancy Coat and Dress Buttons in a large
variety of the leading colors.
Special Snap! In Ladies Silk Knitted Ties all the leading shades.
Travellers samples regular 50c to 75c for 25c each.
Don't forget our "Red Cross Doll Drawing," 10c a try, all funds to be
donated to the Red Cross. This doll was given by Mrs. P. S. Fagan.
Drawing takes place Dec. 31st.
CANNED   GOODS   SNAPS
2 lb. Tins Quaker Peaches, regular 25c Special 15c.
2 1b. Tins Quaker Strawberries, regular 25c._..Special 15c.
2 lb. Tins Alymer Pears, regular 25c -.Special 15c.
3 lb. Tins Quaker peaches, regular 30c Special 20c.
3 lb. Tins Quaker Pears, regular 30c Special 20c.
2 lb. Tins Eagle Blueberries, regular 3 for 50 Special 12£c.
10 1b. Tins Tomatoes, regular 45c Special 20c.
2 lb. Tins Belgian Peas, regular 15c, ____ Special 3 for 25c.
Fancy Shoulder Hams 15c. per pound.
Our fresh fruit and vegetable list this week comprises the
following:—Oranges,    Bananas,   Giape Fruit,  Emperor
• Grapes, Casaba Melons, Cranberries, Quinces. Cocoanuts,
Sweet Potatoes, Lettuce and Pickling Onions
Cwwv
SIMON LOSER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
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