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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND WEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII.. No. 5
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1917.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
JOINING THE COLORS.-New York World.
TOWN   TOPICS
WANTED-A girl to help in
house. Apply Mrs. Bayley,
Comox.
Morning service and Holy Communion in Holy Trinity Church
at 11 o'clock. Preacher, Rev. A.
Nunns.
Don't forget the Cantata practice Sunday evening after service in the Methodist Church. A
full attendance is requested.
Prof. W. C. Edwards, conductor.
Mr. W. Meigher, manager of
the General Film Exchange, paid
Cumberland a visit this week.
FOR SALE- Sideboard and Morris Chair. For further particulars apply to The Islander.    .
A. W. Ford of the Sampson
Motor Co. of Nanaimo, brought
up a new McLaughlin car for the
Kierstead Garage.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Reifel,
of Nanaimo, arrived on -Thursday by auto and left for home
today.
The 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 present 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.
See "The Eagle's Wings," a
great industrial and preparedness
drama, released as a State Right
feature but secured by Bluebirds
as a regular release. Can be
shown here Monday only. In
addition to the interesting love
story throughout, this-film shows
the industrial cost and work, and
the need of preparedness for
war. Scenes of munition factor
ies were taken by permission of
the U. S. Government.
A general meeting of the Canadian Red Cross Society will be
held in the basement of the
Presbyterian Church during the
regular sewing afternoon, Tuesday, April 24th, 1917, at three-
thirty o'clock.
Red Crow Collection* for April.
The regular monthly collection
for the Canadian Red Cross Society was made on Monday,
April 16th, 1917, with the follow-
ing results:
Dunsmuir Ave. $26.85
Maryport Ave    11.00
Windermere Ave      9.50
Penrith Ave    14.00
Derwent and Allen    12.15
Camp   27.50
Chinatown    34.00
Bevan           14.00
Total
$149.00
M. R. Burnside,
Hon. Secy-Treas.
The Cumberland Minstrel
Troupe expects to make their
professional debut in the Ilo Ilo
Theatre on the 6th day of June.
The interlocutor sent a lettergram
to New York yesterday for special music and the latest Broadway jokes. Keep your eye on
the evening of the 6th day of
June.
SPRING HATS
Just Arrived: - A new
shipment of Ladies',
Misses' and Children's Spring Hats in
the newest shapes
and styles. -
Mrs. Rideout's
Millinery Parlor
Dunsmuir Ave.
Next Door to Campbell Bros,
NOW, WHAT'LL BE, PLEASE?-New York Tribune.
ENEMY STEADILY
Paris, April 18.—Since the beginning of the great French
drive on the southern end of the
battle line, the French have captured 17,000 unwounded prisoners, together with 75 cannon, according to the official statement
issued by the War Office tonight.
Desperate fighting took place
over many sectors between
French and Germans today, the
Germans launching numerous
powerful counter-attacks, all of
which were put down with great
losses, the offcial report says.
The text reads:
"South of St. Quentin, after a
very spirited bombardment, the
Germans attacked our positions
east of Coucy. The first attempt,
stopped short by our fire, was
followed by a second of greater
force, during which groups of
the enemy penetrated our advanced elements. In immediate
counter-attacks all the occupants
were killed or taken prisoners.
Our lines were completely re-established.
"Between Soissons and Au-
berive we energetically continued
our action despite the persistent
bad weather.
At the Victoria Legislature.
Victoria, April 17.—With a
view of preventing such practices as Mr, Hugh Stewart, Liberal member for Comox, alleged
occured at a recent municipal
election in the town of Courtenay
where certain corporations operating public utility services,
gained their ends by the simple
expedient of having false agreements of sale issued to a number
of "street loafers barroom loungers" on the day before election
and these agreements were voted
upon, the municipal committee
this morning appioved of recommendations to the Legislature
which, it is hoped, will meet auch
a situation. The Municipal Act
required that agreements can only be voted upon where registered. In the Courtenay case no
such registration was made but
before that was discovered, the
election was over and there appeared to be no way of getting
after the offenders,
At least, Mr. Stewart stated,
the matter was referred to the
then attorney-general, who held
that nothing could be done. The
committee proposes to , recommend that in all cases where an
agreement holder seeks to vote
on his agreement he shall make
an affidavit of bona-fldes and
that a penalty for wrongful affidavit be provided.
Reeve Sullivan of Surrey urged
that instead of at present forcing a municipality to tear the
cost of the care of indigent patients that it be borne by the
government. He pointed to
what has become a burden upon
many municipalities, the care of
indigent patients who are recent
arrivals in the municipalities
from outside points. He was
promised that his representations
would be dealt with.
The question of a provincial
act to cover the manufacture of
bread, placing all municipalities
on an equal footing under one
general law was approved. The
recommendation will be made to
the Legislature that such an act
be drafted and allowed to stand
until the next session. In the
meantime the committee approves of the registration of bake-
shops and the stamping of weight
upon loaves, the taking away of
the right now held by the inspec
tor of granting exemptions to the
bakeshop regulations, and the
enforcing of a requirement of a
medical inspection of employees.
The exemption of church sites
from taxation is the only other
important matter on which the
committee as yet has reached no
decision. The question covers
three points, exemption, reduced
assessment, or the granting to
the municipalities of the right to
take a plebicite to decide what
action each shall take.
BANKS CLOSE WEDNESDAY
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. to 3p.m. each week day,
except Wednesday.
10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday.
Paydays: 10 a.m. 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.
UNITED STATES
GIVEN WELCOME
London. April 18.—Today's
sitting of the British Parliament
will be a historical landmark.
Both the legislature houses adopted—the House of Lords unanimously and the House of Commons with one dissenting voice-
resolutions expressing the profound appreciation of the British
nation for the action of the
United States Government and
in entering the world war in defence of the high cause of freedom and the rights of humanity.
Tbe unusual importance of the
occasion was shown by the
crowded galleries. An unaccustomed air of enthusiasm was given the occasion.
The resolution in the House of
Commons was moved by Mr.
Bona) Law, Chancellor of the
Exchequer.
Former Premier Asquith seconded it in an eloquent speech.
The resolution in the House of
Lords was introduced by Earl
Curzon of Kedleston, Lord President of the Council. In all the
speeches in both houses, particular reference was made to America's purely disinterested intervention— ' 'The most disinterested
in history," as Mr. Asquith
phrased it—the complete absence
of any motive of sell-interest or
ambition.
Mr. Asquith pointed out that
neither liberty nor independence
of the United States was imperilled.
City Council.
The City Council held their
regular session in the Council
Chambers on Monday evening
and decided to complete all
street work in hand before commencing any new improvements.
The question of enforcing the
Sunday Closing Law with reference to confectionery stores and
ice cream parlors was laid over
two weeks.
The dismissal and appointment
of a police magistrate for the
City of Cumberland will come up
for discussion when the council
receives authentic information
from the government.
Pool rooms will be asked to
pay a licence for tables in use.
The city clerk was instructed
to supply the council with the
names of those who had paid
their road tax,
RECEPTION FOR
OVERSEAS MEN
London, April 17.—A reception
was given this afternoon at the
Imperial Institute in honor of
the Dominions and Indian representatives attending the Imperial War Conference, organized
by the organizers of the British
Imperial League, the British Empire Club and other bodies.
Two thousand five hundred
guests were present, including
Sir Robert Borden, Premier Mas-
sey, of New Zealand, Sir Jos.
Jos. Ward, General Smuts, of
South Africa, Sir Edward Morris
Premier of New Foundland, the
Maharajah of Bikanir, and Sir
James Meston, representatives
of India; Mr. Lewis Harcourt,
Mr. Austen Chamberlain, the
High Commissioners and Agents-
General of Dominions and provinces, Lord Milner, Sir Edward
Carson and the Earl of Sel borne.
The hostess was the Dowager
Countess of Jersey. Premier
Lloyd George sent a message regretting his inability to attend.
In their address of welcome
the organizers said:
"Many a battlefield has proved
to the world that in fighting and
in death the sons of the Empire
are not divided. Your presence
in London at this critical time,
as statesmen and imperial advisers, equally proves how undivided are the councils of the Empire."
To Celebrate 24th of May
A public meeting was held in
the Council Chambers on Monday
evening when it was decided to
celebrate the 24th of May as usual.
The following officers were appointed to take charge of the
sports:
President Mayor Bate
Vice-Pres Edward W. Bickle
Secretary Thomas Mordy
Treasurer....Wesley W. Willard
Grounds Committee: N. Bevis,
J.Brown, W.Whyte, T.J.Brown,
jr., R. Boyce, T. Watson, George
Ramsell and W. R. Dunn.
Sports and Program: John Gillespie, T. Mordy, J. Walker, N.
Bevis, and H. Murdock,
The manager and overman of
each of the Comox mines will be
asked to act as collecting committees for the mines in their
charge; D. R. MacDonald for the
railroad crews; W. H. White for
the electricians; and Bickle and
Willard for the City.
It was decided to hold the celebration on Patriotic lines. The
secretary was instructed to write
the City Clerk of Courtenay, extending an invitation to the May
or and Council and citizens of
Courtenay to visit Cumberland
and attend the celebration-on the
24th., May.
Aid. T. H. Carey stated that
St. John's Ambulance Society
were considering the advisability
of offering some prizes for competition on the 24th. The secretary was instructed to notify the
Cumberland Band that their services may be required at a reasonable charge.
.The citizens of Union Bay and
Bevan will be invited to take part
in the Empire Day sports at
Cumberland. The various sports
committees will meet in the
Council Chambers on Monday
evening, April 23rd, at 8 p. m.
A telegram was received on
Thursday by Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
Macfarlane, stating that their
son Lieut. A. H. Macfarlane was
officially reported wounded on
the 9th of April. Further particulars will be wired later.
SAYS CANDIDATE
GOT $25,000
Victoria, April 18.-That $25-
000 contributed from the funds
of the Canadian Northern Pacific
Railway Company to the Liberal
campaign funds at the recent
general elections never reached
the party funds but, after being
placed in the safe of the Vancouver Hotel on the night of September 13, the eve of election, was
withdrawn by a candidate in the
election the next morning, was
the startling charge that Mr. J.
S. Cowper, junior Liberal member for Vancouver made on the
floor of the legislature Tuesday
afternoon.
Mr. Cowper also stated that
he had been informed that a sum
as large as $50,000 had been
contributed to the Liberal party
funds but had not reached them.
He urged that an inquiry should
be hold as, he suggested, the
source of the fund by which the
cost of the court actions in British Columbia, and the state of
Washington, in the effort to prevent John T. Scott from being
brought back, might be disclosed
and an explanation of how Scott
was today living in "affluenceand
luxury in California" secured.
Mr. Cowper made his charge
during his speech on the debate
on the bill introduced last week
to permit of the appointment of
a Judicial Commission to investigate the "plugging" scandal at
the by-election last year and at
the general election.
Hon. Mr. Macdonald, who was
not in the House when Mr. Cow-
per's charge was made, returned
just es the House was adjourning. He was informed by the
Premier of the statement by the
junior member from Vancouver.
He asked the privilege to make
a reply thereto.
"I desire to state to this House,
that that statement is false in
its entirety and in its details. I
brand it as a falsehood, diabolical
in nature and incapable of proof.
1 assure the honorable gentleman
that he will be given ample opportunity to prove his charges.
Denman Island Theatricals.
A theatrical performance and
dance will be given by the Denman Island Dramatic Club in the
Denman Island Athletic Club
Hall on Friday, April 27th.
Admission, Gents, 75c, Ladies,
50c, Children, 25c.
Proceeds for the Red Cross
Society.
The Ladies' 'Aid of Grace
Methodist Church held a successful Sale of Work and Afternoon
Ten in the school room of the
church on Wednesday afternoon.
The total receipts will be about
$200.00. which will go towards
paying off the mortgage on the
church.
"The Girl From Frisco" will
arrive at Ilo Ilo Theatre Thursday, May 3, and each week thereafter. She has an ever increasing crowd of admirers each weel;
as she appears in other cities,
and never fails to entertain them.
This is not a serial, but a series
of complete stories. Going ereat
everywhere.
On next Saturday, April 28th.,
the latest and best serial "The
Voice on the Wire" will commence. This is a brand new serial, in 15 parts, and has Ben
Wilson and Neva Gerbher in the
lead. It is a series of baffling
murder mysteries, finally solved
Ky Ben Wilson as Stirling, the
detective. TWO
THE ISLANDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAO.
Elt? Jakuttor
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.  Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.C0;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1917
cited the amazement of the
neighboring republic and the
hatred and chagrin of the Germans.
CANADA IN THE CONFLICT.
Sonic striking figures, which
bring out in bold relief the part
that the Dominion has played in
the war, were given by Hon. F.
B. McCurdy, Parliamentary Secretary of the Department of
Militia in an address at Halifax
on "Canada In the Conflict."
Mr. McCurdy said that, taking
the number enlisted in the C. E.
F., 407,302, and adding thereto
the permanent force, active militia, naval service, direct enlistments in the British service and
Canadians who had as reservists
joined the colors of their mother
countries who are our allies, 449-
184 Canadians resident in the
Dominion at the outbreak of the
war have left their previous pursuits and had taken up arms.
Not withstanding the lamentations of those who say that recruiting is dead, enlistments were!
coming in at a rate of more than
7000 per month. "Who," he
asked, "before the war would
have thought it possible that after two and one-half years of
war and after 449,000 Canadians
had already joined the Allied-
forces, men would under the voluntary system be coming forward at the rate of over 85.000
per year'.'"
After referring to the magnificent part the women had taken
in the war, Mr. McCurdy said
that upward of 1,000 women, all
mothers, sisters or daughters of
overseas men, were engaged in
carrying on the work of the Militia Pay and Record Office at Ottawa.
The most recent table of Canadian casualties to March 25th.,
showed:
MISCHIEVOUS TALK.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who since
the war began, has been steadily
and unalterably opposed to an
election until all danger to the
Empire is past, would be well
advised to curb the tongues of
some of the irresponsible members of his party who are shouting for a general election. Nobody, with the possible exception
of a few professional partizans,
wants to see-this country thrown
into the bitterness and strife of
a general election at the present
time. This, we believe, is as
true of Liberals as it was of Conservatives. Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
his chief lieutenants, and the
best elements of the Liberal press
are all on record as opposed to a
general election. This being so,
all talk about refusing an extension and forcing the Government
to the country should cease. It
only serves to distract attention
from the greatest work Canadian
statesmen and the Canadian people have had to do since Confederation.
MILLINERY
OPENING
Mrs. Rideout wishes to
announce a showing of
Spring Millinery in a large
range of the latest shapes
and styles at vpry moderate prices. Hats also
made to order.
MILLINERY PARLOR
Dunsmuir Ave.
Next Door to Campbell Bros.
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.
Killed In Action .
Died of Wounds
Died of Sickness.
Presumed Death..
Wounded	
Missing ... 	
Prisoners of War .
12,265
4,:ito
681;
1,1441
NOTICE.
Corporation of the City of Cumberland, B. 0.
Notice is hereby given that the
Tola!
52 095 ' Court of Revision, to revise the
2(j50 Assessment   Roll for  the year
2 37311917, will be held in the Council
__.'__   Chambers  on    Monday,    April
77 558 23rd., at seven thirty p. m.
All objections must be made
He showed that while Canada|jn writing and mailed to the un-
is fighting, business is flourish- dersigned at least ten days be-
ing. Whereas in the last pre- fore the date of sitting of the
war year Canada's adverse for- Court,
eign trade balance had been $309-     Dated at Cumberland this 21st„
000,1  this year shows instead day of March, 1917.
;, credit ir halanceof $325,000,01 0     '      alex'. MACKINNON,
an improvement  for 12 months Qt m. C.
of *634,COO,000, and the total ai -
nual value of  foreign   trade is _. 	
crowding up   close   against, the
two billion mark.
Canada has enlisted six and
one-quarter per cent, of her total population, By provinces
the enlistment has been in proportion to population as follows:
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.
Quebec 21 per cent.; Prince Ed- Choir Practice, Friday, 7.30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at7.30 p.m.
Rev, Henry Wilson, Pastor
ward Island, 2| per cent.; Nova
Scotia. 4i per cent.; New Brunswick. 5 per cent.; Ontario, 6§ per
cent.; Manitoba and Saskatchewan, 6§ per cent.; Alberta, 9j
cent.; British Columbia, 10 per
cent.
Canadians have no reason to
feel ashamed of their part in this
great struggle. What they have
done has won the praise and unstinted admiration of the Empire and the Empire's allies;  ex-
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.
LADIES' TRIMMED HATS
EASTER OPENING
Another shipment of Ladies'
Trimmed and ready-to-wear Hats
will be shown next week; also
Georgetta Crepe Waists, Embroidered Voile Waists, Ladies'
Neckwear and Easter Novelties.
THE GOLDEN RULE OF
TELEPHONING!
When you telephone, you like to hear plainly and
distinctly?
So does the other person, Why impose the hardship of unnecessary strain on your listener, when it is
such an easy matter to transmit your voice distinctly by
placing your lips close to the telephone?
Speak INTO the telephone as you would have others
speak into the telephone unto you.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
■   am
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., IX.D. D.C.L., President
JOHN AIRD. General Muwr, H. V. F. JONES, Ali't General 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
upwards.    Careful attention is given to every account.   Small account*
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 tbe survivor. K50
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3</c per
annum on all depositsof $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.
KUT-EL-
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MAP SHOWING BRITISH ADVANCE ON JERUSALEM. f
THS ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE"
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
And
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
Feature Films For the Coming Week
. - at the -
ILO ILO THEATRE
A State Right Feature which Has Been
Secured as a Regular Bluebird.
"The Eagle's Wings"
A Great Film Sermon on Preparedness
These Films are From the Best Circuit
UNION TAILOR
U. WATANABE, Prop.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
CLEANING,  REPAIRING AND PRESSING
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
UNION   HOTEL
Opposite the Railway Station
WM. JONES.
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Silver Spring Beer
Contains backbone and
stamina, and gives you .
back the appetite that
you have lost. Drink the
Beer that's pure at the
UNION   HOTEL
Cumberland,   B. C.
REDFEATHER  FILMS.
April 4.    "Romance   of   Billy
Goal. Hill", Myrtle Gonzales.
April 11.  "Barriers of Society"
Dorothy Davenport.
April 18.    "BlackSheep of the!
Family," Francelia Billington.    i
April -"'■    "Isle of Life," Roberta Wilson.
When in need of a car rinp up
SOL.     Nanaimo and return the
same   dav.    Terms   reasonable.
Fire wood  for sale.      Apply to
THOMAS PIERCE.
Phone 86 L, Happy Valley
FOR SALE.
Pure bred  White Wyandotte
ej,'gs for hatching, $2.00 setting.
GEORGE BOOTH,
UNIONBAY
DM. MISTER
SURGEON DENTIST,
Estimate Free
Work Guaranteed
. . KING BLOCK . .
Cumberland, B.C.
FIREWOOD
Siab Wood for Sale at $3.00 per, ni | y DCDI A M n
Load.   Cash or. Delivery.   Phone. bUIVIDLhLAIMU
95 L.
Royston Sawmill Co
Ltd.
HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First C!n« Hnl I -' "-'  "--
WILLIAM   MiittKuUcLy, proprietor,
Serve
Save
Produce
E
VERY 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—Working-
Saving—Giving
This is NATIONAL SERVICE
Are YOV doing your part ?
\LL EYES turn now to
jf\ 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
1
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining lights of the Dominjoi.
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Tern
'oriea and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an animal reutal ot
81 an acre. Not more than 2,600 acre>
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made b
he applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the right:.
ipplied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must W
described by sections.or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in untuiveyed territory
> he tract applied for shall be staked out by
'hoapplicaut himself. ,
K ich application must be aceompanieiJ
byafee of $6 which will be refunded if the
i iL'hin applied forare not available, but no)
'therwiao. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at tin-
rate of live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
minting for the full quantity of merch
unable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the ooal miuiag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minin
■ ightsonly, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
{lO.OOanacre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub-Agent ofDomtuion Lauds
W.  W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B— Unauthorized publication of thin
advertisement will not be paid for.
Co-Operative
Meat Market
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Ueuderson, Proprietor
Eat Invite* and Design* furnistit'd
on Application
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 line 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 Ret your Suits Cleaner), Repaired and Pressed for
on" month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must j?et your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
Local apents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
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    AVENUti
Shoemaker
REPAIRS NEAT and PROMPT
Prices in Line with the Timei.
King George Hotel
VICTOR BONOKA, 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.
MAROQCHI    BROS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
CUM-BERLASD      CotJRTENAV
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland POUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.O.
GERMANS PREPARED
FOR WAR IN AFRICA!
But Anglo-French    Forces    Havr  Remarkable   Triumphs   in   Different
Campaigns—Distrust of Hutu
"Fighting continually In Africa Binco
the war began along a from of more
than 2,000 miles, the French Colonial
troops, aid?d by the British billets,
have obtained remarkable it-auKa."
saiu G-jL-tuu Douuiergue, French Minister of the Colonies. "German hunt
Africa," the Minister continued, "will
soon he the only colony possessed b>
Germany with.the exception ot a small
part of the Kameruus. The other German possessions are occuped either ty
the French or English, or conjointly.
"When one considers the difficulties
of transportation   in the   Interior of
Kameruns    not only of food,  but  of ;
munitions and cannon of our expedlt* :
lonary columns, our buccqss appears
to he still more evident and mentor-
lous,    A  nuuiher of   French   cohtnins :
marching from East to Went anil from !
Smith to North    have   covered more I
than 6d0 kilometer,  i about 373 miles), I
and  fighting continually have established junctions and thus surrounded
the enemy on  .hree sides, while An-
trio-French columns arc operating from
the coast toward the Interior, and a
blockade of the count has been effected
by British vessels.
Fight Climati and Science
"The lighting in the colonies hours
a great resemblance to that on the
western front. Trenches, barbed wire
entanglements, blockhouses, and observation ijotts have been cleverl; disposed and utilized by the Germans,
who have shown here, as elsewhere,
the greatest preparations for war. Our
enemies had even sent to Africa soitm
aeroplanes, which the allies forunate-
ly brought down as soon us they appeared, Barua, with a population of
over JO.000 and an Important garrison,
was besieged for several months, and
only fell when I ordered a gun of large
calibre transported there from l. oroc-
co. It was brought up on boats alo*:g
1,000 kilometers (Giil miles) ot winding waterways o the outskirts oi ue
city. The effect of tne projectile." was
bo terrifying that after l short bombardment til-.- population and garrison
o" Barua requested pern-.ssion to Bur-
render.
"The climate and the naturr of the
ground opposed great difficulties to thj
march ui our r uops. I mum in this
respect refer to tho excellent organization of our sanltury service, thanks to
which ou'1 losses due to disease were
greatly reduced,
Colonials Eager to Come
"1 i:o;,t that we will be able to a.1.1
still more Colonial troops to the t'oice
ot 70,000 Senegalese riflemen who are'
on the firing line, whether in Franco,
Morocco or tiie Kameruns and in Western Africa, It is indeed wonderful
to see the way lu which the natUt-i
have responded u the Mother Country's call and their absolute devotion
to the great cause. All the colonies
have sent more than their quota of
troops, and many more are eager to
come. Tuls is due to their childlike
faith in their commanders, who have
rendered our successes In the Kameruns possible. I learn in this connection that many native troops fighting
with Germany jave crossed over to
our side."
PARIS HERSELF AGAIN
A Qrtat Family, Not Pleasure Resort,
Since   War
There Is something wonderful,
writes an Englishwoman in witnessing
the renaissance of a great nation and
If any nation has ever, after yeu.-s jf
tfrlvolounncss and -v decadence, once
more found its soul it is surely the
French of to-day. Paris is to-day, as
it always was, tho hcr.rt o: Trance
and here in Paris ycu may witness better than anywhere else the truius-
formation that has taken place in
Franco during the lust year. Before
the war all who love Paris bad witnessed with sincere grief how the
city had gradually lost its character,
how it had degenerated into an Immense International pleasure resort,
wIiobq people had become satisfied
to tater to pleasure-loving tourists of
all nations, how Paris had become
Americanized In the bad sense of this
word, how its old-time poetry and
charm had disappeared, how it was
becoming shunned by artists, who no
longer found here the inspirations
they come in search of.
Tho war has wrought a great
change. The old-t.me Paris has once
more returned with Us indeflnab -i
charm. Tlie peoplt are like one grt t
family, sorrow and trials have unit id
everybody, the distrust of strangers
has gone, because everybod) EeuJa
that those who remain are only tl.d
true friends of France, ami homes and
hearts are readily opened to you
More than once lately when 1 liava
hewn Bitting in a favorite restau.'aut
of mine, a raodebt little platu, ir*
quented mostly by Btudeats and art*
ists, people whom I have never bc«i
before have entered Into a convex
satlon with me and open theli lieurta
to rue, a thing which would have bcwii
Utterly unthinkable before the war.
Swords of Honor
Lord Kitchener, like bis old antagonist, General Uothu, owns u Sword
of Honor which was presented to him
by the Corporation of Loudon In November, 1808. It has a hilt of eighteen-
carat gold studded with amethysts,
beryls, and turquoises, with the monogram of the recipient in diamonds,
rubies, and sapphires. Figures of
Britannia and Justice, nnd a ,-anel
bearing the British and Egyptian flags,
also appear on the hilt, whils: the
blade is damascened with solid gold,
in Oriental fashion, As a rule Swortis
of Honor are forever treasured heirlooms; but :. few from time to tit e
come into tiie market. Son) year.,
ago two 8words presented to Lord
Collingwood were sold lu the auction
room lor $1,200 and $1,300 respectively.
added  to
by    Mine.
Over $160,000 has beei
the Australian war fund,
Melba's concerts.
A .umber of public libraries In London have closed because the librarians
have al( Joined the army.
<F
3E
■ir
THE   BIG  STORE
a^
Spring Apparel
Yes. Styles are changing, but don't begin wrong
end first. Get a corset now before you buy your
dress material and pattern. We have received a
complete range of the D. & A. and La Diva, 1917,
models and will be glad to show you them.
The Prices are Right.
One of our new models is an elastic girdle,
hygienically and scientifically constructed, made
of woven elastic, very comfartable.   Price $2.95
609. Self-reducing Corset, for medium stout figures, low bust, special light weight boning, a thoroughly dependable Corset, at a fair price.   $3.95
640. La Diva Corset. This
corset has all the necessary
fittings and lines, which give
elegance and grace to the
figure and make it most
comfortable to wear. $2,95
La Diva Super-Bone Corsets.
Super-bone. The most satisfactory, strong and
supple woven-wire boning ever invented, used in
these models only, absolutely guaranteed in every
respect. Prices $3.50 and $4,S5
Brassieries.
The D. & A. Brassieries which we have in stock
in all sizes assurp comfortable support and an improved and stylish figure. See them today in our
Corset Department.
D. & A. Corsets for all figures at prices from 95$
to $6.50.
The Home of the D. & A. Corset.
)&m
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
3
:m:
*J
TO INVESTORS
THOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE
FUNDS  REQUIRING   INVESTMENT
MAV  PURCHASE  AT  PAR
DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
|  DOMII
IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF
■BSaKESHEKi-Ati
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
cheque (free of exchange at any chartered Bank in Canada) ai
the rate of five per ceni per annum from the date of p..r. base.
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surronili ring
at par and accrued interest, as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan Issue in
Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like .-hurl
date security.
Proceeds of this Btock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one pi r emit will bo allowed
to recognized bond and stock brokers on allotments made in
respect of applications for this stock which bear .heir stump.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of
Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA
OCTOBER 7th. 1916.
CHARLIE YING WAH & CO.
Merchant Tailors
Will open up business on Saturday, March 31st, in the store on the corner of
'i hird Street and Dunsmuir Avenue, recently occupied by P. Dunne.   Ladies and
Ge.its Tailoring a specialty.   10 </c discount off regular prices for ten days.
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
—rw
''in'
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
tlie streels 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 centi a day for
Light will solve your hardest problem.   Think it over!
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. O. 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
WwiosMwwsjBsaBsa>wansai)saasa(OisjosansjBsaBsa8saw
I      FIRE   INSURANCE
Queen Insurance Company,
(Fire and Automobile,) and
National Fire of Hartford.
FOR RATES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO
EDWARD   W.   BICKLE
OFFICII   THE   ISLANDER  BLDO..
DUNSMUIR AVI.. CUMMM.AND
«a»ic»ione>ioi«»»
Phone 5-5
Cumberland, B. C.
P. O. Box 350
BE PREPARED
for high prices. Ddn't eat cut of a can. Plant
our PREMIER SEEDS and "WATCH THEM
GROW. CLEAN, STRONG, TREES, SHRUBS
AND PLANTS in large variet". 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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