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^Ution Libwry
THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1891
VOL. VIII., No. 38
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, DEC. 8,   1917.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
U-BOATS' TOLL
REMAINS At 21
London, Dec. 6.—Sixteen British merchantmen of more than
1600 tons, were sunk by mines
or submarines in the last week,
according to the Admiralty statement tonight. One vessel uuder
1600 tons and four fishing vessels were sunk.
The summary follows:
Arrivals, 2,174; sailings, 2,133.
"British merchantmen of more
than 1600 tons, sunk by mine or
submarine, 16; under 1600 tons
1; fishing ctaft, 4.
British vessels unsuccessfully
attacked, including one previously reported, 8.
The losses to British shipping
by mine or submarine the previous week comprised 12 merchantmen of 1600 tons or more,
and seven of less than that tonnage.
TO DECLARE WAR
JERUSALEM MAY BE
Washington, Dec. 5.—Jerusalem is virtually at the mercy of
the British today. General Al-
lenby's troops are in a position
to enter the city whenever they
desire, according to official despatches. For strategic reasons
the British are now engaged in
an encircling movement branching out from Jaffa. Ten Turkish divisions have been routed
and the Musselmen cannot attempt any large operation in Mes-
optamia.
The entire Turkish position in
Palestine is in jeopardy and British successes have promoted fur.
ther trouble for the Turks in Arabia.
Operations, against Tekrit, the
despatch states, have destroyed
the advance base of the Turks on
the Tigris, effectually blocking
any concentration of enemy forces in Mesopotamia for months
to come.
"A VOTE FOR THE DEVIL."
Montreal, Dec. 5.—Prof, John
MacNaughton of McGill Univer
sity, at a meeting last night in
Stanley Hall, assailed the French
Canadians because they had not
participated in the war as they
might have.
"A vote for Laurier would be
a vote for Bourassa," he declared
and a vote for Bourassa would
be a vote for the devil.
The plate-glass door of the Central Committee room of C. H.
Cahan, Unionist candidate in
Maisonneuve, on Notre Dame
street, was broken by a young
man last night while Mr. Cahan
was giving an address. However, it was only an incident and
the candidate was not interrupted further.
Dr. Arthur Piercy, the Vancouver Eyesight Specialist, will
be at T. D. McLean's Jewelry
Store, Cumberland, on Friday
next, December the 14th. All
persons suffering from Eyestrain,
Headache, Migraine, Nausea,
Insomnia, Vertigo, Nervous Exhaustion, or any of the numerous
symptons of Defective Eyesight,
should take advantage of this
exceptional opportunity to have
their Eyes properly attended to.
Free Consultation and Eye Examination to those making appointments in advance. Remem-
bei the place, time, and date.
McLean's Jewelry Store, Friday,
Dec. 14th, 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Washington, Dec. 5.—Congress
cleared the way today for a
prompt response to the President's call for a declaration of
war with Austro-Hungary, A
joint resolution, approved by the
President and the State Department, declaring the existence of
a state of war between the United States and the Austro-Hun-
garian Government for today
noon, was introduced into the
Senate and unanimously approved by the Foreign Affairs committee. It will be reported tomorrow for the beginning of a
House debate on Friday, with
final action in the Senate late
this week, or early next week,
probably.
Conforming to the President's
recommendations, the resolution'
which authorizes and directs employment of the nation's armed
forces against Austria and pledges the country's resources to vie-
tory, applies to Austria alone;
Germany's other allies, Turkey
and Bulgaria, are not mentioned.
COMMENTS ON
BILLY'S SPEECH
HEADS POLICE FORCE.
Victoria, Dec. 5.—The attorney-general announced this afternoon that the name of William
Graham McMyn, present warden
of the Okalla prison farm, will
be- submitted to the lieutenant-
governor for the post of superintendent of provincial police under the reorganization plan which
has engaged the attention of the
attorney-general for some time
past. As a successor to the war
den-ship at Okalla the name of
Colin S. Campbell, the present
incumbent of the office of provincial police superintendent, will
be submitted to his honor.
The transfer will go into effect
just as soon as the preliminaries
have been disposed of. As to
the details of the organization
schene, Hod. Mr. Farris stated
that one of the most important
changes incident upon the new
appointment would be the consummation of the consolidation
of duties outlined some months
ago, in respect of both the provincial police and game warden
branches of the government service.
TOTAL STILL CLIMBING.
Toronto, Dec. 5,—Canada's total subscription to the Victory
Loan continues to roll up despite
the fact that the campaign has
been closed for three days. The
total reported by Dominion headquarters up to 10 a. m. today
was $411,891,750, of which Ontario subscribed $201,555,500.
Geoi ge Peacock, of this city,
received the following cablegram
from his son Abraham on Monday: "Home Christmas, Vote
Union Candidate." This young
man was known around town as
Abe Peacock, and previously to
joining the Canadian Expeditionary Forces was an employee of
the Canadian Collieries as pump-
manatNo. 4 mine. When|sending
the cablegram to his father, Abe
was in the military hospital at
Buxton, England, having spent
nine months in the trenches and
taking part with the Canadians
at Vimy Ridge where he was
wounded in the arm with shrapnel and is now being invalided
home and cables to his father,
"Home Christmas, Vote Union
Candidate."
D. Campbell has opened up a
butcher and provision shop in
the premises lately known as
the Ideal Store.
Editor Islander : — Kindly
permit a few questions and comments suggested by Mr. Mclnnes'
speech on Thursday evening,
First, re Conscription Bill. Is
it r.ot true that there were only
ten Liberal members in the whole
of Canada, outside of Quebec,
who did not vote for that " dastardly, indigestible, damnable"
Conscription Bill? If so, does not
the denunciations heaped upon
the Borden Government also apply
to those same Liberal members?
If not, why not? Mr. Mclnnes
said he would have supported
Conscription at the beginning of
the war—then why in the name
of heaven does he not support it
now? Every Canadian knows
that Conscription was not necessary at the beginning of the war,
as Canada had more than she
could do to clothe, equip, and
train the men who enlisted voluntarily. His statement, if true,
either shows a lack of judgment
unworthy of a representative for
Comox-Alberni, or shows a disposition akin to that of a certain
long-eared quadruped who kicks
and brays at every opportunity.
Further, Mr. Mclnnes claimed
that the Conscription Act was not
being fairly administered as evidenced by the case of a man who
was conscripted by one tribunal
and exempted by another. As a
recent occupant of the judge's
bench it cannot be news to J/Lr.
Mclnnes that a man may be convicted by one judge and on appeal
be declared innocent by another.
Yet no fair-minded man would
ordinarily question the integrity
of either judge. It is a case of
"many men, many minds," and
we do not all view the same facts
in the same light. So far as
Cumberland is concerned, the responsible positions held by the
civilian members of the Cumberland Tribunal as officials of a Liberal Government should be a
guarantee to Mr. Mclnnes of their
wisdom and fairness.
His denunciations of the
pirates, plunderers, profiteers,
grafters and monopolists of the
Borden Government was a glorious theme on which to vent a
righteous indignation, but not a
word was said about the man who
would not pay his honest debts
because he was "exempt" from
a garnishee.
The speaker stated that previous to the Conscription Act, British Columbia had enlisted 10%
of her population. Ontario 6J%,
Nova Scotia 5%, New Brunswick
4%, Prince Edward Island 2\r/c,
and Quebec (the province of our
Noble Leader) 2fo, and that, before any men were conscripted
from British Columbia the other
provinces should be compelled to
raise their quota to 10 per cent.
Wonderfully clever, for campaign stuff, but we can't swallow
it. We know that British Columbia is a young man's country,
(E. G„ W. W. B. an M. P. at
26) and has been peopled largely
by the youth of the older provinces. As such may it-not have
been as much to the credit of
Nova Scotia to have given 5 per
cent ot her population as for
British Columbia to have given
10 par cent, and that also allowing for the meal ticket enlistment class to which his sparring
partner, Fighting Joe Martin,
has given such prominence.
But admitting, for argument's
sake that British Columbia under
purely voluntary enlistment, has
hitherto done more than her share
then the Conscription Bill, which
he seemed to revel in denounc
ing, has for its object the
very thing he advocates, for by
it Quebec and the older provinces
will be compelled to contribute
according to their eligible population—really the same as British
Columbia. "None so blind as
those who will not see. "
To say that six of the eight
prominent Liberals who joined
the Union Government were
"good riddance" was no compliment to the party or party's leader that tolerated them for so
many years. The names of Cav-
ell, Calder, Sifton and Rowell
were formerly names to conjure
with and good enough to occupy
premier positions in the councils
of the Liberal party but, forsooth,
as soon as they join the Union
Government a diabolical and
lightning-like change occurs and
suddenly appear the horns, the
fiery tail and the cloven hoof.
"A rose by any other name
would smell as sweet, and Lim-
berger cheese by other name
would be as foul," but no evolutionist has yet proved that Union
Limberger cheese could spring
from a Laurier rose.
Will Mr. Mclnnes, with his
"wealth of knowledge" of men,
affairs and finance please answer
this question. If Premier Borden, after skimming the cream
from the Liberal party of Canada succeeded in getting only two
men that could pass the W. W.
B. test how much would the
Courtenay Creamery give him
for the butter fat in the whole
Liberal party? Not even the price
of that "bum" cigar!
The one solitary statement of
the whole speech which events
have justified was thatCarvell
and McLean would act like a
stick of dynamite in the Union
Government, and before these
words were uttered the dynamite had exploded, and Halifax,
which was McLean's constituency
was the sufferer. History repeats
itself and in case the new Parliament buildings should suffer
from the effects of his dynamic
by Henri Bourassa, let me suggest that the voters of Comox-
Alberni either insist on a rechrist-
ening from William Wallace
Burns to Buffalo Bill or put Safety First and elect him to stay at
home. ONE OF THE GASSED.
The regular Red Cross meeting
will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11
in the choir room of the Presbyterian Church.
E. J. HICKS,
Hon. Sec-Treas.
ALLIES PREPARE
UNITED ACTION
London, Dec. 5.—The statement issued by the Inter-Allied
conference in Paris as follows:
"The various committees constituted by the Inter-Allied conference dealt as a whole with
the technical question of the conduct of the war, the details of
which cannot be published, however. At the conclusion of their
deliberations, the committee decided to publish the following:
"The financial section, meeting
under the presidency of Louis
Klotz, Fiench Minister of Finance, held numerous sittings,
in the course of which the various financial questions interesting to the Allies were successfully examined. At the end of
its labors this section unanimously adopted the following resolutions:
"The delegates of the Allied
Powers in the financial section
consider it desirable to meet regularly in order to draw plans for
the payment of liabilities and the
settlement of loans and rates of
exchange, and thus assure co
certed action.
Mortgage on Methodist Church
Cleared Off.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace
Methodist Church held their final monthly meeting for the year
1917, at the home of Mrs. Edward W. Bickle on Tuesday and
instructed the treasurer of the
Trustee Board to pay the mortgage of Grace Methodist Church!
principal and interest, amounting
to $1018.00. The Ladies' Aid of
the above church through special
efforts and kind assistance have
been able to raise this amount of
money during the year 1917 and
pays off the mortgage that has
been hanging over the heads of
!^^^__^ -. the members of Grace Methodist
history, ably seconded as in 1896] Church for the past twenty one
years. On behalf of the Trustee
Board, ladies I thank you.
Edward W. Bickle,
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Methodist Church wishes to express
their sincere thanks and appreciation to Miss Lowdon and all
those who took part in the recent Follies concert. The net
proceeds of which went towards
the paying off the mortgage of
the above church.
Halifax, Dec. 6.—It is now estimated that the number of dead
will exceed two thousand.
FOR SALE-Five room hc#se
with hot and cold water.
Apply to William Potter.
Mrs. Simnis, teacher of pianoforte, prepares pupils for examinations, elementary and advanced. Phone 37. P. O. Box
l!53, Cumberland.
Owing to the nearness of
Christmas holidays the practises
of the Cumberland Choral Society will not begin until the first
of the new year.
Charles Nash and Ethel Brown
left for Vancouver on Monday
and returned on Wednesday.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries, left for Victoria and
Ladysmith on Thursday.
W. J. Knox, of Victoria, district manager of the Monarch
Life Assurance Society, spent
Tuesday and Wednesday in this
city. i
D. C. Macfarlane, of Victoria,
of the purchasing department of
the Canadian Collieries arrived
on Thursday and will return on
Sunday.
James M. Savage, general
manager of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., arrived on
Tuesday and left for Victoria on
Thursday.
N. G. Fitchpatrick, traffic
manager of the tf. C. Telephone
Co., arrived on Tuesday on a
tour of inspection and left for
Victoria on Wednesday.
G. F. Edwards, of Victoria,
district manager of the London
and Lancashire Life and General
Assuiance Ascociation Ltd., was
here during the week in the interests of the associations he
represents.
FORSALE-Good washing machine for hand or power; 1 horse
power Fairbanks-Gasoline Engine; 1 safe, 10x13x15 inside
with drawers; 1 small flat top, 2
drawer desk and three good office chairs. All first class condition, cheap for cash. Inquire
shingle mill, at Fanny Bay.
As Christmas comes so near
the last pay of the month, the
Red Cross Society is setting a-
side the regular collecting day in
December and will collect on
Dec. 10th, which will be Monday
after the first pay day.
The partnership known as
Robert Grant has been dissolved
by mutual agreement,
ROBERT GRANT,
LEWIS MOUNCE.
Halifax, Dec. 6.—Chief of Police Hanrahan estimated tonight
that the number of dead may
reach two thousand. Twenty-
five wagons loaded with bodies
have arrived at one morgue.
IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH
CANUCK;  Shoot with me at the Kaiser, gentlemen, not at each other TWO
THE ISLANDER,  CUUIERLaND, B. C.
BE OF DODO CHEER,
ning the war, will inspire the
tired but still undismayed Canadian soldiers to renewed efforts
of the kind that have brought
honor to Canada.
We must win the war or quit
the war.
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAB.
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2X0;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8,   1917
THE LIES THAT HELP THE
KAISER.
A deliberate, far-reaching organized effort on the. part of
German agents or German sympathizers, or both, is apparent in
the United States and in Canada
in respect to undoing the work
of the Food Controllers. Systematic effort has been made to
discourage livestock growers.
Stories have been sent broadcast
that it was the Canadian Govern-
ernment's intention to fix a minimum price for hogs, and that
foods canned by private individuals would be commandeered,
Food Controller Hanna is of the
opinion that these and other like
fabrications have been too persistently and too well circulated to
have been accidental. Unfortunately some of our newspapers
have, no doubt unknowingly
aided the enemy by printing a
lot of silly stories without first
ascertaining the facts. Anything
that would "knock" the Hon.
W. J. Hanna, and incidentally
make his task the harder, have
been spread broadcast in Canadian journals without a thought
as to obtaining the facts.
Still another source of never-
ending irritation are the stories
repeated again and again respecting "graft" in the Red Cross.
Enormous sums alleged to be
paid to canvassers in the sale of
Victory Loan and for Red Cross
CDllections are among the favorites. And so on through an almost endless list of stories which
have no foundation in fact. Many of these lies are spread by
people who should know better.
In dozens of cases like canards
have been handed on to Saturday
Night, but when carefully investigated the charge was found in
each and every case to be utterly
untrue. It is well for every Canadian to remember that such
stories retold without first a careful investigation as to their truth
is doing good work for the Kaiser, for unquestionably they are
hampering public endeavor.—
Saturday Night.
WAR   ECONOMY   IN  ELECTIONS.
The evils of party politics are
somewhat in retreat in these
days, when all parties are united
to bring about one end-to win
the war. The common anxiety
has brought out the points we
have in common. We are standing side by side in this matter,
trying to see what we can do to
make sure of winning the war
without delay.
One thing upon which we are
fully agreed, for that end, is that
there should be no waste. We
want to apply money, food and
work, just now, only upon the
means of winning the war. It is
the part of patriotism to deny
ourselves any considerable ex
penditure that is fruitless in that
direction.
Now there is a very large ex
penditure impending over us in
the way of a general election
This means that we shall ener
gize with bread, beef and bacon
men who will spend their energy
not in efforts to keep the enemy's hands off our throats and
to get our hands on his, but in
wrestling with one another; not
because there is anything that
we need to wrestle about, but
just from force of habit, to sat
isfy the idea that an election
must be a conflict of political parties.
The question is how to carry
through an election in a wartime manner; thatis to say, with
out the usual expenditure of time
and money. When we once get
going an election is like a law
suit, there is no saying how
much it will cost. Let us there
fere settle it out of court. Much
of an election is settled before
hand anyway. For a majority
of the seats the result is usually
not in doubt. One of the candidates is only brought forward to
show the party flag;—Such seats
might, on the present occasion
be properly filled by acclamation.
The question is whether all seats
should not be filled thus. Where
there must be a change, whjt
should not the party managers
who support the Union Government, come to an agreement as
to the nomination, so that it will
be futile for an unreconciled minority to contest the election.
GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOLDIERS.
Nothing of recent times will so
hearten the Canadians in the
trenches as the formation of the
Union Government at Ottawa.
Through many a bleak dawn, |
waiting to go over the top, or
steeling their hearts to make an
attack, the Canadian trench dwellers must have wondered in their
inmost souls whether the hardships and dangers they are enduring at the front were being
realized in Canada, and whether
their sacrifices were to be lost by
the indifference of those at home.
T.ie band-playing and cheering
and fine speeches accempanying
their departure overseas must
have contrasted strangely with
the lack of necessary reinforcements at the front and the seeming forgetfulness of the needs of
our bonnie fighters. The news
that old political lines have been
obliterated and the heart of Canada set to the one task of win-
IN FLANDERS FIELDS.
Two men were arguing. One
claimed he had heard in Calgary
the most stirring appeal for the
Victory War Loan. The other
said he had heard a better-in
in Sherbrook, P. Q. A third man
taking his cigar from his mouth,
said: "No, the best appeal for
Victory Bonds doesn't once men
tion their name. Listen:" and
he read from a clipping the poem
by John McRae, of Montreal:
In   Flanders  fields the poppies
blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the
sky
The larks, still bravely singing,
fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset
glow,
Loved and were loved, and now
we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we
throw
The torch; be yours to hold it
highl
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields,
Dance as usual in Ilo Ilo Hall
tonight, 9 to 12.
XMAS   GOODS  NOW  BEING
DISPLAYED
WATCH FOR  OUR   ADVT  NEXT   WEEK
Suitable Holiday Gifts for Ladies in Fur Sets, Evening
Wear Crepe-de-Chene Handbags, Handkerchiefs and
Handkerchief Cases, Cut Glass, Crepe and Lace Collars,
and Neckwear Novelties.
Gifts for Gents in newest novelties in Neckwear, Smoking Jackets, Umbrellas, Kid Gloves, Shaving Sets, Military Brush Sets, and Suspender Sets.
ILO ILO THEATRE
SATURDAY, DEC. 8th.
"Man and Beast"
BLUEBIRD PHOTOPLAY
Coming Monday.
" A CLEAN-UP,"
Franklyn Farnum and Brownie Vernon.
Feature Films That Have Been Booked to Come Soon—
"FLAME OF THE YUKON," and "FREEDOM OF THE
WORLD."
THE   CANADIAN   BANK
OF  COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
SIR JOHN AIRD, Qeneral Manager      H.V.F. JONES, Ais't Qen. Manager
CAPITAL, 15,000,000.       RESERVE FUND, 13,500,000.
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards; Careful attention is (riven to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor.
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       A. J* BURNSIDE, Manager.
The Winter Time is Telephone Time
Use the Telephone in winter time. When the
weather is not all that may be desired, there is no
necessity to go outside. Remember, the telephone
will take 100 miles just as easily as one mile. It
means comfortable, face-to-face conversation right
from your own home or office. No travelling, no
discomfort, no unnecessary expense.
The long distance telephone is safe, sure, instantaneous.   It is on the best kind of schedule time-
always there, just when it's wanted.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd. flK
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
A Shipment of Electrical Goods
suitable for Xmas presents has
arrived, comprising:
ELECTRICAL TOYS
IRONS
HEATERS
WARMING PADS
TOASTERS
TABLE LAMPS
FIXTURES
Sewing Machine MOTORS
We will be pleased to put any article to one side for you
on receipt of a small deposit.
DO IT ELECTRICALLY
kn<
Cumberland Electric Lighting
,   Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
Copenhagen
Chewing
IS THE WORLD'S BEST CHEW
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It is manufactured
tobacco in its purest
form.
It has a pleasing
flavor.
It is tobacco scientifically prepared
for man's use."
KIERSTEAD'S GARAGE
The Shop is now in charge of
Norman A. Goddard,
An expert mechanic of twelve years'
experience.
ALL WORK ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED
TO GIVE SATISFACTION
We are installing  shortly  an  Oxy-
Acetylene Welding Plant, by means
of which we can weld any broken
auto or metal parts of
any description.
We Solicit Your   Patronage
PIANO
DEPENDABILITY
When you buy a Piano there
is a wealth of satisfaction in
knowing that the instrument
you select is absolutely dependable; that you run no risk in making the investment
You will feel this way if you decide on the
Gerhard-Heintzman
The Gerhard-Heintzman Piano is known from end to end of
Canada for its wonderful rich, lasting tone, the durability of
its workmanship, the artistic beauty of its case architecture.
Be sure you see this Piano before you decide to buy.
Very Easy Terms can be Arranged.
i G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Nanaimo, B.C. Cumberland, B.C.
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, eto.,
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.]
BAKERY RE-OPENS
The NEW HOME BAKERY
Will be open again in the Old
Stand with a full supply of
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
NEW HOME BAKERY.
J. HALLIDAY
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
CHARLIE   SING   CHONG
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Hardware, Croceryware and
General Merchandise
CHARLIE SING CHONG,
West Cumberland. B.C.
HONG CHONG & CO.
Bevan, B.C.
Union Government
is concentrating its efforts to win the War. It has
gone about raising reinforcements in the only practical way; under the Military Service Act, 1917.
Laurier, Bourassa and their adherents admit their
intention of holding up reinforcements so urgently
needed in the trenches.
Where do YOU stand ?
To Back up the Boys—
To Hasten Victory—
To Win the War-
SUPPORT UNION
GOVERNMENT
To Women Every woman may vote who is a British subject 21 years of age,
Voters• resident in Canada one year, and in the constituency 30 days, who
¥ Oierl, is the mother, wife, widow, daughter, sister or half-sister of any
person male or female living or dead who is serving or has served without Canada
in any of the Military forces, or within or without Canada in any of the Naval forces
of Canada or of Great Britain in the present war, or who has been honorably discharged from such services and the date of whose enlistment was prior to September
20th, 1917.
Unionist Parly Publicity Committee.
ONE COMMON OBJECT 1   ONE SUPREME CAUSE
To defeat, the Ueraans ,yul Dreserve liberty jud democracy.
W.W.6. MCINNES ADDRESSES ELECTORS
W. W. B. Mclnnes, Liberal
candidate for the Electoral District of Comox-Alberni, arrived
in this city on Thursday afternoon and addressed a crowded
audience in the Ilo Ilo Theatre
the same evening who were very
orderly and gave the speaker
every attention. Considerable
applause came ftom certain portions of the audience. A marked
diiference to the turbulent political meeting held in the Horse
Show building Vancouver on Saturday last when Mr. Mclnnes
attempted to address the electorate of that city, which appears
was the most exciting gathering
ever held in Vancouver and for
over three hours an audience of
3,000 was in a constant uproar.
There were several• fights and
Mr. Mclnnes who is also running
as a Liberal candidate for Vancouver Centre was absolutely refused a hearing. The Province
says in their report of the meeting that 'Fighting' Joe Martin
had several opportunities to live
up to his nickname. Ladies got
to grips, fought and fainted and
an insult to the Union Jack was
promptly avenged. The flag incident came when of the Laurier
candidates was speaking and a
young civilian cheering the utterances of the speaker tore down a
Union Jack which was decorating the platform threw it in the
sawdust and jumped on it. An
ex-Sergeant, formerly of the 131
st, promptly jumped for the flag
insulter and landed a wallop over
the eye. There was a suggestion
that the man should be arrested
but he disappeared in the crowd
while the ex-Sergeant resumed
his seat breathing satisfaction.
Will the ladies who have finished work for the Red Cross Society kindly leave it with Mrs.
Rideout, as the committee is
ready to pack the box for Victoria.
SYNOPSIS OF 00*1 MINIM RHUIATI0NI
COAL mining rights of the Dominion,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of the
Province of British Columbia, may be
leased for a term of twenty •one years renewable for a further term of 21 years at
an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not more
than 2,500 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or
Sub-Agent of the district in which the
rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked
out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid
on the merchantable output of the mine
at the rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating Ihe mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal mining rights are not
being operated, such returns should be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the cual mining
rights only.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of  the  Department of the Interior. Ottawa, or to any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. Cory,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.Ii.-.Unauthorizcd publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
MAIL CONTRACT
.-i in the Post-
Ottawa
OEALED TENDERS, addrci
O  master General, will be received
until Noon, on Friday, the 28th December, 191?,
far the conveyance* Ol His M,ij:siyY Mails, on a
proposed Contract for four years, six times per
week, over the
CUMBERLAND RURAL ROUTE, No. I
hu n the Postmaster General's pleasure*
Printed notices containing tut trier iiiforraatlon
.is to conditions of prop wed Contract may be seen
and blank forms of Tender may be obtained at
tlie To l Offices of Cumberland and Courtenay
and at tho office of the undersigns I.
E. H. FLETCHER,
I . O. Inspector,
Post  iffi e Inspector's Office,
Victoria, B.C., tilth Nov , 1017. 	
FOUR
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Cumberland Patriotic War Fund.
Statement for the month of Novembei, 1917:
RECEIPTS.
EXPENDITURE.
Balance on hand Oct. 30th $5774.52 Mrs. C. Thompson $
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited, Employees  2141.50
Canadian Collieries (D) Ltd  25.00
Govt. Employees  11.70
City Collections  58.25
Interest paid by Royal  Bank for
three months  45.80
H. Thompson.
S.Cameron	
" H. B. Conrod	
" M.Ellison	
" E.Davis.	
" J. Scougall	
" J. C. Brown	
" F. P. Davidson ..
" R. Herd	
" R.Peters	
" W.J. Fraser	
" Florence Davis ..
" E. Pearson	
" B. Nicholas	
" H. M.Wallace...
" G.Brown	
" M. Cope	
" I.. Piket	
" M.Walker  	
" F. Slaughter	
" C. Jewitt	
" M. Brown ,
" G. F. White	
" A. Ponder	
" E. Haywood	
" M. Watson,	
" A. Barber	
" M.E.Scott	
" J.E.White	
" E Simms	
" J. Elliott	
" G. H. Darby	
" F. Brentnall	
" C. Macintosh	
Postage and War Tax
Balance on hand	
33.50
32.00
29.50
25.50
23.50
23.50
23.00
22.00
21.00
19.50
19.50
19.50
18.50
1750
17.50
17.50
17.50
17.50
17.50
15.00
15.00
15.00
15.00
15.00
15.00
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
17.50
1.60
7419.67
Total
.$8056.77        Total $8056.77
W. WILLARD, Pres. R. HENDERSON, Sec.        F. A. McCARTHY. Treas.
XMAS TOYS!
Dolls, Games, Toy Books, Picture Toys, Model
Builders, Sleighs, Doll Carriages, Express Wagons
We carry the best Christmas Toys at the best
prices.
The Magnet Cash Store
T. E. BATE
Cumberland Tailor
Repairing, Pressing and  Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring a Specialty.
Phone 1
S.   ISAKA
Gents Tailors
Prices Moderate
WHAT LED UP TO THE BOLSHEVIKI REVOLUTION.
Photo shows I. mine addressing a crowd in the streets of Petrograd during
a recent demonstration against the Kerensky government.   Insert photo of
Kerensky.
COURT OF REVISION
A Court of Revision to revise
the voters list for the yeor 1918
will be held in the Council Chambers on Monday, December 10th
1917, at 8.30 p.m.
The Court by a majority vote
may order the names of any person or persons to be placed upon
or removed from the list when
such names have been improperly
placed upon or omitted from the
list.
A. McKinnon, City Clerk
City Hall Cumberland, B. C
November 7th, 1917.
FOR SALE.-20 acres of land
near Cumberland, with 5 acres
cleared and two-storey dwell
ing house. For further parti
culars apply Edward W. Bickle,
Insurance, etc.
Leave your orders for coal hauling with the Star Livery Stable,
Alex. Maxwell, Prop.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
NOTARY PUBLIC AND GENERAL
INSURANCE AOENT
Representing:
Royal Exchange Assurance,
London, England.
National Fire of Hartford.
Queen Insurance Company.
Fidelity-Phcenix Fire Insurance
Company of New York.
Providence, Washington. Insur-
, ance Company.
British Empire Underwriters'
Agency.
Maryland Casualty Company
of Baltimore.
PHONES:
OFFICE 35       RESIDENCE 78
The ISLANDER BUILDING
DUNSMUIR AVE., OUMIIHANI, 1.0.
v*^^-"*^
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and . Pressed for
ono month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
Mrs. F. Oliver
R.A.M,, London, England, and
Conservatoire of Music,Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. 43, Camp.
Just Received.
Carload  of
A 1 Timothy and
Clover Hay
For Delivery see,
WM. DOUGLAS
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THE   BIG   STORE
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New Waists
Crepe-de-Chene Waists
Georgette Crepe Waists
IN thinking of Waists, and all the newest models, from time to
time, we want you to link the idea with the Big Store. This
year has been our banner year for smart up-to-date Waists,
and the number sold exceeded our best expectations. We have
received many compliments about our new lines, and intend to
stock those lines only which will meet the approval of the ladies
of Cumberland and district.
Last week we received a consignment of very new and smart
lines, and for Xmas we will have on-view the largest showing of
high class Waists ever shown in this city.
Silk Crepe de Chene Waists
Very stylish and attractive Waist, made of a lovely quality Silk
Crepe-de-Chene, inlaid with panels of very pretty lace, smart
collar, and three large pearl buttons; colors rose pink.
Price $6.25
Silk Georgette Crepe Waists
Fashionable new model of Waist, made of a rich quality Georgette
Crepe, in colors blue, pink, maize and white, with long sleeves.
Price $6.95
Extra Heavy Japanese Silk Waists
This is indeed a very exclusive quality of Silk, rich, heavy and
lustrous, made in the new smart models, with a very pretty collar.
The long set-in sleeves have neat turned-back buttoned cuffs. In
white only.
Price $5.50
Smart Striped Japanese Silk Waists
Come in a number of very pretty colors, smartly made, medium
collar, long sleeves, elastic waistband.   All sizes.
Price $3.50
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
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CHARLIE YING WAH & CO.
Merchant Tailors
The Latest in Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5 Opposite Postoffice, Cumberland, B.C.
P. O. Box 350

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