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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL,
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1917.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
Crown Prince: "What are wo coming to, father?" /
Kaiser: "To Watevtoo, my son, to Waterloo."—N.Y. Times.'
C. C. 0. S. 35, STARS 12.       BANKS CLOSE WEDNESDAY
The Cumberland Stars who
challenged the Canadian Colliery
Office Basketball team to a series of three games, suffered a
defeat on Friday night.
The score at half time stood
24 lo 1, but the score really does
not indicate the fine brand of
ball served up to the large audience, who were very interested.
Dr. Inkster, of the Stars,
played a very strong game, but
his support was ragged at times.
Cyril Baker for the winners
was the shining star.
At the end of the game the
Canadian Collieries office staff
stood 35 to 12 for the Stars.
The West Cumberland Band
will give a dance in the band
hall on the evening of the 24th
of May.
On and after May 2nd next,
the Cumberland branches of the
Royal Bank of Canada and The
Canadian Bank of Commerce,
will close at 12 noon on Wednesdays instead of Saturdays. The
office hours thereafter will be:
10 a.m. to3p.m. each week day,
except Wednesday.
10 a. m. to 12 noon Wednesday.
Paydays: 10 a.rn. to 12 noon
and'2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce also closes from 12 noon to
1 p.m. every day.
W. R. Hunter, auditor for the
Canadian Collieries,   arrived on
Tuesday.
A telegram was received by
Mrs. Watson yesterday, stating
that her son Eraser had been
wounded.
CHINA JOINS THE ALLIES.-China
our blow for Civilization." Unch
the Heathen Chinee was peculiar.'
"Come along! Let us strike
Sam: "I always said that
—London Opinion.
FURTHER GAINS
SCARPE RIVER
London, April 25.—The British
troops fighting along the Arras
battle line made further slight
advances today south of the
Scarpe River. There was a continuation of aerial activity, in
which 15 German airplanes came
to grief and six British aircraft
failed to return to their base, according to the official communication tdnight. Thousands of
dead Germans are lying on the
battlefield, says the communication, which follows:
"Our line has been advanced
slightly during the day south of
the Scarpe. Two German field
guns were captured by us yesterday in this neighborhood.
Many thousands of German dead
are lying on the battlefield we
now occupy.       •
"Hostile raiding parties were
reported this morning southwest
of Lens and southeast of Ypres.
The text of Jhe early report
follows:
"In the area east of Havin-
court Wood during the night we
captured the hamlet of Bilhem,
northeast of Trescault village.
"Fighting took place early this
morning along our front between
the Cojeul and Scarpe Rivers.
Further progress has been made
by us and the ground gained has
been secured.
"The number of prisoners captured by us since Monday morning is 3,029, including 56 officers."
HELP TO MAKE UP
TONNAGE LOSSES.
Washington, April 25.—Twelve
of the seized German merchnnt
ships will be ready for service
within little more than a week,
the shipping board reported today.
Legislation pending in congress
would empower ' the shipping
board either to lease the vessels
or operate them itself. Seven
of the ships nearly ready for service are at New York, and the
others are on the Pacific Coast.
Repairs are being rushed nn all
ships except those at Honolulu
and the Vaterland at new York.
The ships at Honolulu will be
towed to the Pacific coast for
docking. The Vaterland is too
large for any American drydock,
and before being made ready for
service at sea ^rould have to be
towed to Balboa.
New York, April 25.—Twenty
steamships, runners of Germany'' submarine blockade, arrived
at this port today, and thus made
available about 60,000 tons of
space for cargo awaiting means
of transportation to Europe.
CANADA'S   TRADE   SHOWS
INCREASE.
Ottawa, April 23.—Hon. J. D.
Reid, Minister of Customs, announced today that the trade figures for the fiscal year ending
March 31 shows an inci ease of
eight hundred million dollars in
Canada's trade over the previous
year.
The total trade for the fiscal
year just ended was $2,249,170,-
171, of which $225,000,000 was
in coin and bullion. The total
trade (or the fiscal year just end"
ed was $1,424,916,565, of which'
$140,000,000 was in coin and bullion.
T.he exports for the year just
ended totalled $1,151,375,768 as
against $741,610,638. Imports
increased from $507,783,301 to
$845,330,903.
GREAT BRITAIN
GETS U. S. LOAN
Washington, April 23.—The
first American loan to the Allied
nations will go to Great Britain,
The amount and other details
probably wiil be made public by
Secretary McAdoo within a few
days.
Whatever the sum, the amount
will be available out of the proceeds of the $5,000,000,000 bond
issue soon to be offered to the
public, of which $3,000,000,000
will be lent to the Allies.
Announcement to this effect
was made tonight at the Treasury Department after a day
crowded with conferences between Secretary McAdoo, Federal reserve board officials, American bankers and bond dealers
and official representatives of
Great Britain and France.
Taxation Proposal
The details of the Govern
ment plan to increase taxation to
produce the revenue which, it is
hoped, will permit of the meeting of ordinary expenditures
were set forth in four measures
brought down in the legislature
yesterday afternoon by the Minister of Finance. One bill is to
amend the existing "Taxation
Act," whereby the fees payable
up to June 30. under the existing
rates and the notices of which
hay,e already been issued, will be
materially increased. The other
three bills provide for the increased taxation in subsequent
years.
For the present year, the real
property tax of one-half of one
per cent on other than wild land,
coal and timber land, is increased
to one per cent; wild land, from
four to five per cent; on coal
land, no change; personal property, from one-half to one per
cent.
On incomes the $1,000 exemption remains. Up to $22,000
the tax remains at one per cent;
$2,000-$3,000, remains at one and
one-quarter per cent; $3,000-$4,-
000, one and one-half per cent
increased to two per cent; $4,-
000-$7,000, from two to four per
cent; $7,000-$10,000, five per
cent; $10,000-$20,000, seven and
one-half per cent; over $20,000
ten per cent.
The existing tax of $1,500 on
banks with one place of business,
and $250 on each branch office,
is doubled. The one per cent
tax levied on corporations and
lands of railways, is doubled to
two per cent.
The poll tax to become effective June 1, of this year on every
male person other than a man
over 60 years of age, a militiaman, or on military or naval
service, or anyone who has paid
taxes or licence fees to the Province of the amount of $5, will be
$5.
The amusement tax is graded
as follows: where admission is
not more than ten cents, two
cents; more than ten cents and
not more than fifty cents, five
cents; more than fifty cents and
not more than one dollar, ten
cents; over one dollar, fifteen
cents. The Act does not apply
to religious or semi-religious entertainments, fairs oi exhibitions
under the Agricultural Act, ex- i
hibition of paintings or those the
entire proceeds of which are de-:
voted to patriotic or charitable
purposes, The Government
will supply tickets to amuse-j
ment places, the proprietors of
which will be paid a commission
on their sale.
PIRATES'WORK
IN PAST WEEK
London, April 25.—The weekly
statement of vessels sunk, as
made public tonight, shows that
forty vessels of over 1,600 tons
each were lost by mines or submarines.    The statement reads:
"Weekly shipping returns: arrivals, 2,586; sailings 2,521.
"Sinkings by mine or submarine, over 1,600 tons, forty, including" two sunk in the week
ending April 15; under 1600 tons
fifteen, including one sunk in
the week ending April 1.
Police Commissioners
Hold Special Meeting
The police commissioners held
a special meeting in the Council
Chambers on Thursday evening
with His Worship Mayor Bate in
the chair. Commissioners Parnham and Milligan were present.
George Herman, city constable,
tendered his resignation as police officer, which was accepted
and to go into effect on April 30th.
Mr. Herman will be asked to
remain a few days or until his
successor is appointed.
It was decided to call for applications for the position of police officer at a salary of $80.00
per month. Applications will be
received by the City Clerk up to
5 p. m., on May 7th.
Commissioner Parnham moved
that the assistance offered by the
Attorney-General's Department
be accepted in an effort to sup-
press the gambling that was go-
ins on in town. The Commissioner also spoke of lady visitors from
Nanaimo making short stays at
one of the local hotels. He said
they were undesirable and wanted it stopped, and informed the
Commissioners he was out for a
clean town. Commissioner Milligan seconded the motion, which
was carried.
Mayor Bate stated that he had
received no complaints from any
source, and thought the City
quite capable of taking care of
their own business.
Charles and Mike Masdo were
arrested at South Wellington on
Wednesday on the information of
William Jones, charging them
with fraudulently obtaining board
and lodging at the Union Hotel.
The prisoners arrived on Thursday evening in charge of Chief
Constable Dunwoody, and appeared in the Provincial Police
Court the same evening. The
accused pleaded guilty to the
charge and were fined $75 and
costs or in default three months.
Mrs. J.H.Macmillan, of Prince
Rupert, has been visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Mc-
Kenzie, of this city, during the
()asl week.
APPLICATION WANTED.
Application for the position ol
Chief Constable for the City of
Cumberland; will be received by
the undersigned up to May 7th.'.
at 5 p. m. Salary $80 per month.
A. McKlNNON, City Clerk.
Jin iflrmnrium
THOMSON -In loving memory of our
.learly loved daughter, Edith, who died
suddenly, April 28th, 1911, aged 19 years
and 8 months—sadly missed.
!n Ihe bloom of her life death claimed her,
In the Dride of her girlhood days;
None knew her but to love her,
None mentioned  her  name but with
praise.
.ihe was a daughter truly fond,
A friend both kind and true;
A bettor daughter never lived,
Her equals are but few.
God took her home*, it was His will,
Hut in our hearts she liveih still.
In [he sweet by-and-by.
We shall meet on that bsautlft 1 shor,'.
-•■Inserted   by   her father,  mother and
brothers.
Washington, April 23.—Great
Britain's war commissioners
spent today in the American capital, receiving every mark of
honor and courtesy within the
gift of the Government.
Foreign Secretary Balfour, formally presented by Secretary
Lansing to President Wilson in
the morning, was the guest tonight at the most notable dinner
given at the White House in a
generation. During the day he
was presented to Vice-President
Marshal at the Capitol, lunched
at the French Embassy, and received cards or calls from many
prominent persons, including
Wm. J. Bryan.
TONIGHT, ILO ILO THEATRE.
Mina Cunard, and Eddie Polo
in a two-reel comedy drama, "Oh
Judge," Universal News Weekly, L,-Co., comedy, two reels,
and a single reel drama.
Next week's features will include a Redfeather, featuring
Mary Fuller; a Famous, with
Mabel Trunelle and all star cast,
called "The Martyrdom of Philip
Strong," and Mae Murray in a
Famous Player Film, "The Plow
Girl." Also the second of the
"Girl From Frisco" series.'
"The Voice on the Wire," latest release in the serial line, will
commence next Saturday, May
5th., having been delayed one
week.
Basketball.
The return game between the
Courtenay and Cumberland Ladies Basketball teams will be held
on Friday, May 4th., at the West
Cumberland Band Hall. D. C.
Macfarlane, who is in charge of
the local ladies, is arranging to
make the evening a rousing success.
The second game between the
Cumberland Stars andC. C. O. S.
will most likely be staged the
same evening, so the Cumberland people ought to take this
opportunity of seeing some first
class basketball.
A dance will be held after the
games.
—   f'    '• ~*vit;
If women want to vote they
must register before 14th., of
next month. It should be understood that any woman who has
arrived at the full age of 21
years and has been a resident of
the province for six months and
in the electoral district for one
month is entitled to the full use
of the franchise. Mrs. D. R.
Macfarlane (Commissioner,) residence corner Penrith and Fifth
streets, every afternoon each
week, from 2 to 6 o'clock to take
applications for registration.
A. H. Stevens has been appointed assistant to tbe District
Engineer, with headquarters at
Courtenay. Mr. Stevens will
have charge of all the road work
in the Comox Electoral District
and receive his instructions from
the District Engineer at Victoria.
C. D. Hobbs, purchasing agent
of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., left for Vancouver on
Tuesday evening and returned
on Friday.
Henry S. Fleming, chairman
of th? executive, James M. Savage, general manager, and Thos.
Graham, general superintendent,
of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., arrived in this city by
au'.o on Sunday evening and left
on Thursday for Victoria. TWO
THIS ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone II T>.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00; I
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subsei iptlons
to countries in Postal Union. S2.00
SATURDAY, APRIL 2«. 1917
i'ULVEKlZKIi FUEL7
ON LOCOMOTIVES
The Prairie Provinces have
la-ge reserves of coal, but much
tif it is unsuitable for railway fuel
on account of its liability to cause
fires by sparks from locomotives.
During recent years experiments
have been made respecting the
use of pulverized fuel for locomotives. It has been used for several years in connection with
certain metallurgical work and
found to be of great economic
importance, The tests marie on
locomotives show that the use of
pulverized fuel coal is more efficient than the ordinary method of
burning coal, and, in addition,
does not cause smoke, cinders or
sparks, Its use would not only
be an economy, but would arid
largely to the comfort of the
passengers.
The following shows the increased use of this kind of fuel
on locomotive service during 1916.
The Chicago and Northwestern
Railway has adapted to the use
of pulverized coal, an Atlantie-
type passenger locomotive and is
now operating in its regular passenger train service between
Chicago and Milwaukee. The
Delaware and Hu Ison companj
has just put into freight service
a new Consolidation locomotive
(probably the largest of this type
in the world I equipped lo burn
powdered coal, The Delaware
and Hudson Company is also installing a complete fuel-drying,
pulverzising, storage and dis-
bursing plant, and equipping its
stationary boilers at Olyphant,
Pa., for burning the waste tailings from anthracite culm banks.
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas railway is installing a complete pulverized-fuel preparing
plant at Parsons, Kan., and applying equipment for hu ninjr
pulverized coal and lignite in its
stationary boilers and locomotives.
Various other steam railways,
including the Atchison, Topeka
and Santa Fe, Grand Trunk,
Nuil hern Pacific, Kansas City
Southern, Chicago Junction, ami
Central   Railway of  BiU7.il,  are
 \ considi ring the use of pi
,., ,,/., ,i fuel for locomotive service, Ihe last named railwaj
hits already decided to adopl i>.
alter an exhaustive three months
investigation made in the Unitei
S.itles.
'I-j,,. railway fuel problem in
central and western Canada is
an important one and. considering the rapid introduction of pulverized fuel on railways in tin
United States anil  the economy
t„ | R'ected hj iis use.   it will
be only a short time before such
locomotives will be used in Canada.   W. J. D.
be devoted than the cultivation
of the back-yard garden.
It requires but a small area of
land to supply a table with green
vegetables. These may be had
crisp and fresh, and, on this account, much more of such food
will be used, to the great adven-
tage of health.
The product of the home garden relieves to that extent the
demand upon the general supply. "Self-preservation is the
first law of nature." Do not
abuse that law by expecting oth
ers to provide your food supply
when you are capable and have
the facilities for growing at least
part of your needs.
The Department of Agriculture gives notice that Black Currant Bushes sold by the Vancouver Island Nursery Co., Ltd., of
Somenos, during the years 1909
to 1912, were infected by the
Black Currant Bud Mite. This
is the only infection of this pest
in British Columbia.
The Bud Mite is proved to be
I very serious in Great Britain,
t greatly reducing the productivity
I of Black Currants, even in some
' cases destroying the bushes en
tirely.
The Bud Mite infection, when
severe is shown by ahnormally
swollen buds, which either die in
a few weeks, or show only
aborted growth.
Unfortunately, the above Nursery, having gone into liquidation in 1912, there is no list of
the purchasers. For the protection of fruit growing, the Department asks that anyone know
ing the location of black currants
purchased from this Nursery, or
having them in their possession,
advise the Department, in order
that inspection be made. This
should be dona promptly as the
bud mite can be detected only
for a short time in April and May.
Letters should be addressed
to the Inspector of Fruit Pests,
Department of Agriculture, Vic-
torin, B. C.
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 requested to take Notice and
arrange to protect their interests,
By order of the City Council.
A. MACKINNON,
City Clerk.
Til!-, HOME GARDEN.
From lh'J cares of business
and the nervous strain of the office the back-yard garden offers
a relief which is not sufficiently
enjoyed. Open air exercise is
essential to good health, To
what better end could this ell< rt
11 MI I AHOVK ALL OTHER
Cigars, both for quality and price
standsthe Island Peu'fecto. It
is iii a class by itself, Discriminating men recognize its delicate
anil fragrant flavor as that only
met with in high  grade  blends.
Manufactured by
ISLAND   CIGAR   FACTORY
Ladysmith, B.C.
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.
Sport Silks in Pongee shades with colored
stripes and large colored spots in purple, old
rose, cadet, and Paddy.    Sport Hats in P
ama and Leghorns in all shades.
n-
Gloves
Ladies' washable Chamois Gloves with black
card backs. Ladies' white Cape Kid washable
Gloves with white and black card backs.
Waists
Ladies' Silk Crepe-de-chene and Georgette
Crepe Waists in the newest styles in all light
shades and tints. Ladies' white embroidered
Voile and Mercerized Voile Waists in Excelsior designs.
C-C a la Grace Corsets.
"Invictus"  Shoes.
A large assortment of ladies' Ready-to-Wear
Skirts in all sizes in the prevailing styles in
Serge, Panama and Tweeds at popular prices.
Middy Waists and Belts
Ladies' Middy Waists and Wash Skirts in
Repp, Pique, and India Head; also black
patent Belts and black patent edged with
white Silk Cord in all widths. Middy Strings
and Ties.
Wash Goods
In Voiles, Zephyrs, Ginghams, Galateas, Repp,
Prints, Ducks, Piques and Pongees in natural
and colored.
Millinery
Advance Styles in ladies' Trimmed and Ready-
to-wear Hats, children's Wash Hats and infants' Bonnets; also all millinery accessories.
TELEPHONE to the
KOOTENAY	
Owing to recent improvements, telephoning
to Kootenay and Boundary points reached by the
B. C. Telephone Company is now very satisfactory.
It's a long and expensive trip to the Kootenay by
rail, but you save not only money but much time
by using the telephone. You may make an appointment, and Central will have the party wanted
at any time you wish.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LUX D.C.L., Pmld.nl
JOHN AIRD, Gen.nl Mannar. H. V. F. JONES, Aae't General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at tbe current rata is allowed on all deposits ot $
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small ac
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons. ■
«ra» als to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. S6U
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.
ASK FOR
U.B.C. BOCK BEER
BOCK BEER is the Holiday Brew,
Nourishing, wholesome, good for you.
BOCK BEER is an invigorating Spring tonic, rich
in the extract of the choicest Alberta barley and
British Columbia hops.
Good Beer has a real Food Value
U.B.C. BOCK BEEK is for sale at all the leading
Hotels, brewed by
UNION BREWING CO., LTD.
NANAIMO, B.C.
Wa Una now a  Beauty m^ be on'yskin deePi
▼¥ aiipapci a   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15y a double roll, to the best ingrains.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, C.
Phone 14
A. McKINNON
THE FURNITURE  STORE
■■VI
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.]
■1 if
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
Charlie SingChong
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.
UNION TAILOR
U. WATANABE, Prop.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
CLEANING, REPAIRING. AND PRESSING
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
EWiitv
-    AT   THE
ILO ILO THEATRE
DON'T MIS: THIS COMEDY DRAMA
" Miss George Washington " I
The Girl Who Couldn't Tell The Truth
These Films are From the Best Circuit
UNION   HOTEL
Opposite the Railway Station
WM. JONES.
This Hotel has been renovated through-
mil  ind ;s now a strictly first-class Hotel
in  ■  '     'Spi cl        he best and finest
u] il |   ..  uid Cigars,
Silver Spring Beer
tains!;.       mi   and
stamina  ai llgi ■    pou
back the app( tite  that
ou have lost. Drink the
B ei  that'   ■   ..  at ■ tj ■
■
Cumberland,   B. C.
See   The
"Girl From Frisco"
Every Thursday       |. C, H, I
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
When in need of a car ring up
86L.    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 hatching, $2.00 setting.
GEORGE BOOTH,
UNIONBAY
FIREWOOD
KGEON DENTIST,
Eatimate Free
Work Guaranteed
. KING BLOCK . .
Cumberland, B.C.
ffi^KSlir?L5:|l!l)«BERlAND  HOTEL
95 L.
RoystonSawmill Co.
Ltd.
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
i„:.,. LM   MEKR1B U2LD, Proprietor.
Serve
Save
oduce
i —   i-
EVERY ONE CAN do
something for his
country
Some can bear arms
Some can produce food
Some can make munitions
Some can give money
It is the privilege of all to help.
Y
OU CAN SERVE by
Fighting—W orking—
Saving—Giving
This is NATIONAL SERVICE
Are YOU doing your part ?
I
\ LL EYES turn now to
X\_ the Canadian Farmer,
for he can render the
Empire Special Service
in this sternest year of the
war.
But—our farms are badly undermanned—25,000 men are needed on
the land.
With insufficient help, the Man on
the Land fights an uphill fight to
meet the pressing need for Food.
CITY and TOWN
can help.
Municipal Councils, Churches and
Schools, and other organizations,
both of men and women, can render
National Service by directing all
available labour to the Land.
Farmers themselves can exchange
labour.   School boys can assist.
Were you raised on a farm ? Can you
drive a team? Can you handle fork
or hoe? If you can't fight, you can
produce. Spend the Summer working on the Farm.
Let every man, woman and child in
the Dominion who has access to
Land, no matter how small the plot,
make it produce Food in 1917.
For information on any subject relating to
the Farm and Garden write:—
INFORMATION BUREAU
DEPARTMENT   OF  AGRICULTURE
OTTAWA
DOMINION
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
OTTAWA,   CANADA.
HON. MARTIN   BURRELL, MINISTER
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulation;
COAL mining lights of the Dumiuioi-
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
furies and in a portion of the Province ot
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
>if twenty-one yearn at an annual rental ot
SI an acre. Not more than 2,500 acre*
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made b\
the applicant in person to the Agent ur iul
Agent of the district in which the right*
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must bt
described by sections,or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Kmh application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will he refunded if tht
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on tht
merchantable output of the mine at tht
rate of live cents per ton.
Tho person operating the mine shal
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
counting for the full quantity of merch
an table coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal ininiag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim
rightsonly, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessaty
for the working of the mine at the rate of
$10.00anacre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, OttawA, or to  any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B— Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
3UMBERLAND, B.C
Phone87
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex HemleiaUin, Proprietor
Eathnates ami Designs furnished
on Api<lk*ii"ii
The
Star Cafe and
Bakery
In connection with Restaurant,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.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
McLEAN & CESSFORD
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
onn 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, Hams|and 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 to
Mrs.  JOHN GILLESPIE,
West Cumberland.
LESLIE J. ASTON
DUNSMUIR    AVENUE
Shoemaker
REPAIRS NEAT and PROMPT
Prices in Line with the Times.
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 successful instrument of
sound reproduction, the Columbia Gra
fonola is universally acclaimed as "the
one incomparable instrument instrument of music."
Columbia
double • disc
Records
are the exact counterpart in quality of
the Columbia Grafonola; they bring
you face to face with the living personality 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
2,500 recordings.
Columbia Grafonolas range in price
from $20.00.   Very easy terms
can be arranged.
G. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.,
"Nanaimo's Music House"
ii Commercial St., NANAIMO, B.C.
MAROCCHf   BEOS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pii.rknek Beeb
Com b Eft lan d    Cot' rtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Speoialty
West Cumberland FOUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOPICS
WANTED--A girl to help in
house, Apply Mrs. Bayley,
Comox.
FOR SALE Sideboard and Morris Chair. For further particulars apply to The Islander.
Tho annual meeting of the directors of the Cumberland General Hospital will be held in the
Council Chambers on Saturday
evening, April 28th, commencing
at 8 p.m, At this meeting the
secretary and treasurer will pre
son their annual report.
WANTED A house girl, strong
and willing to work. Must be
able to wash, bake and cook.
wages $20,00 per month. Apply
Mrs. Thomas Mordy,
Cumberland, B.C.
Born at the Methodist Parsonage to the Rev. and Mrs. Henry
Wilson on Tuesday, April 10th.,
The Rev. and Mrs. A. E. Nunns
of Saanich, left on Friday after
spending a few days with Mr.
and Mrs, L. W. Nunns.
VV. R, Dunwoody, Provincial
Chief Constable for this district,
with headquarters at Nanaimo,
arrived on Thursday evening and
left on Friday.
Joseph Shaw has been appointed Police Magistrate for the City
of Cumberland and Coroner for
the Province of British Columbia.
Mr. Shaw received his commission during the past week.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Methodist Church, will in all probability take a stand on the grounds
on the 24th., May for the purpose of helping to pay off the
mortgage on the church.
A. VV. Mesher, builder and
contractor, of Nanaimo, and forty-five bricklayers and stone masons are now building 120 coke
ovens at Union Bay for the Canadian Collieries Durtsmuir, Ltd.
These ovens are nearing completion and it is generally understood that Mr. Mesher will receive instructions to build an additional thirty, making a total of
150 new coke ovens. Men are
now clearing land at Union Bay
for the erection of dwelling houses for the Canadian Collieries
employees.
An Ironical Drlvar
The stage-drivers In the famous
Yellowstone Park are bothered considerably by the foolish questions
asked by flielr passengers, and often
resort to satirical answers. One lady
tourist win) seemed deeply Interested
In hot springs Inquired:
"Driver, do these springs freeze
over In  winter?"
"Oil, yes; a lady was skating here
last winter and broke through and
got her foot scalded."
Obvious
Miss Caustic: "Your friend, Smythe,
brags that lie is a self-made man.
You never hear a self-made woman
boasting about It."
Mr, Critic: "No. They like every
one to think it's natural."
Not Appreciated
"1 am a self-made man," said Mr.
Cumrox.
"And 1 suppose your wife and
daughters  are  very   proud  of you."
"Yes. ,IuBt about as proud as they
would  be  of a  homemade  dress."
A Social Preference
Bald a  youth, "Though  the Joy may
be spurious
That follows a pace fast and furious,
I'd much rather tango
Or do a fandango
Than  simply stand   'round and  look
curious."
SPRING HATS
Just Arrived: - A new
shipment of Ladies',
Misses' and Children's Spring Hats in
the newest shapes
and styles.
Mr?. Rideout's
Millinery Parlor
Dunsmuir Ave.
Next Door to Campbell Bros,
P*
3C
3E3E
a i
THE   BIG  STORE
A Substitute for Leather!
OWING to the very high price of leather we have secured a line of
shoes that will give splendid wear, at about half the price of
leather.
EXTRA HEAVY DUCK  Leather insoles to protect the feet, with heavy
rubber soles and a regular heel, in black only:
Men's in all sizes, from 6 to 10, $2.75 per pair.
Boys'   "        "    from 1 to 5, $2.50 per pair.
Youths'   "    "   from 11 to 2, $2.25 per pair.
Girls' Tan .Strapped Slipper, canvas tops, rubber soles, sizes 5 to 10,
Price 90^ per pair.
Misses' Tan Slippers, rubber soles, strapped, sizes 11 to 2.    Price $1.25
Ladies' New Summer Voile Waists.   By express a consignment of very smart
waists arrived in sizes 36 to 42, new styles, newest collars,  Prices $2.50 to $5.00.
Ladies' Fine Balbriggan Drawers, Directoire style, in white and also in pink, 75c.
Ladies' Brassieries, newest styles.    Prices 25c. to $1.50 each.
Ready-to-Wear Hats for children, a most comprehensive showing in all the new
and natty styles.
Children's D. & A. Waists, "Little Beauty," from 45c.
Ladies' and  Misses' Silk Fibre Caps in most of the new
colors.   Price $1.50 each.
Special Header in in ladies' Fleece lined Hose.only a limited
*    quantity.   Price 25c. a pair.
*
Congoleiim Rugs, in all the new colorings at regular prices.
Ladies Summer Underwear. A full line of Peerless Vests
and Drawers, and Combinations. Our prices on these
goods are right.
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
3
■/
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
One Minute Electric Service Chats
There are few better safeguards against evil influences from the outside than good lighting in the home.
The poorly lighted home cannot compete with the
well lighted places of outside amusement.
Many of these outside amusement sources are desirable.   Others are not,    But ALL use plenty of light.
LIGHT in the HOME makes it more attractive than
the streets after dark.
If you wish your children to use their home and keep
them there at night make sure that it is pleasantly
illuminated.
Parents! the expenditure of a few cents a day for
Light will solve your hardest problem.   Think it over!
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamel ware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
(imp no phones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Bex 279 Phone 31
■nmasj
j DOMII
Principal repayable 1st October, 1915.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
cheque (free of exchange jit any chartered Bank in Canada) u!
the rate of ft ye per cent per annum from the date of pun base.
Holders .»f thin stock wfll have the privilege of surrendering
at par and an rued interest, as the equivalent of cash, in pay-
nienl of any t llo:merit made under any future war loan issue in
Canada other rJian tin issue of Treasury Bills or other like short
date security,,
Proceeds, of tliis stock are for war purposes only,
A cormuUaton of one-quarter of one per cent will bo allowed
to recognized bond and stock brokers on allotments made iu
respect of applications for this stock which bear .heir stamp.
For application forms apply to tho Deputy Minister of
Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA
OCTOBER 7th, 1916.
IBW&'JU.
EEsraisrara
CHARLIE YING WAH & CO.
Merchant Tailors
Will open up business on Saturday, March 31st, in the store on the corner of
Third Street and Dunsmu' r Avenue, recently occupied by P. Dunne.   Ladies and
Gents Tailoring a spec ialty.   10 <?o discount off regular prices for ten days.
Dyeing, Pressing an* tl Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
K)OtaO<«O»aD<»OI»«»OHa»iaHOt0Ot>tt«OHOS>Ol»Ol*»i»lO<Wi5J
!      FIRE   INSURANCE
9 «	
J Queen Insurance Company,
(Fire and Automobile,) and
National Fire of Hartford.
FOR RATES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO
EDWARD  W.  BICKLE
OFFICII   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE..   CUMBERLAND
■lanoiiataiefioiiotacxiauotienawjt
Phone 5-5
Cumberland, B. C.
P. O. Box 350
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 Nursery Company
Vancouver, B.C.

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