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 THE ISLANDER established 1910.
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THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894.
VOL. VII., No. 48
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 1917.
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A DEUTSCHE-MAN'S HOME! The Captive: "Ver vill dey send
me?" Tommy: "London, I 'xpect." The Captive: "Got sei dank
—dot is 'ome!"—From the Grand Magazine.
Patrol Boats Swarm Sea Lanes
New York, Feb. 14.—Travelers
fi'o-ri Europe arriving here on
British ships, speak ol; the extreme activity of the British patrol boats which they say swarmed about them during their journeys through the submarine war
zone. Passengers on the Laconia
and the Ascania, which got in
yesterday, testified to the fact
that armed trawlers and other
patrol boats accompanied them
part of the way in relays.
The White Star liner Adriatic
safely arrived at Liverpool today,
according to officials of the company here. The Adriatic now is
the largest vessel in the transatlantic service. She carried
forty-four passengers, including
one American. It was explained
that as the liner probably had
gone several hundred miles out
of her course to avoid submarines her trip had taken a little
Ion rer than usual.
The' Cunard liner Carmania,
which left here Feb, 4 with passengers and cargo for Liverpool,
has also arrived safely, according
to cable advises published here
today. The date of her arrival
was not given.
, The Ryndman of the Holland-
America Line reached her dock
at Hoboken this morning. She
sailed from this port for Rotterdam on January 28, but turned
back within fourteen hours of
Falmouth and came back because,
it is understood, her captain decided not to risk the lives of his
passengers in the blockaded
zone. The Ryndman carried
twenty American passengers.
Passes Resolution of Condolence
Victoria, Feb. 14. - Premier
Brewster announced last night
that owing to the sudden death
of Hon. Ralph Smith, minister
of finance, who had in hand some
important legislation, it would be
necessary to delay the opening
of the legislative assembly, scheduled for the 22nd instant, to
March 1st.
The remains will be taken to
Vancouver by the afternoon steamer tomorrow and the funeral
will take place there on Friday.
The premie' and all the ministers
will go over for that day. A
third son, Richard, is on his way
west from Regina, and the funeral is being delayed on his account. A fourth son, Lieut. John
W. Smith, is lying wounded in
England, the news having come
the day the minister was taken ill.
The provincial executive this
morning passed a resolution of
condolence with the family of
Hon. Ralph Smith and adjourned.
At Ilo Ho Theatre.
TONIGHT
10th Episode of the
Fifteen Act Serial
Monday, Cleo Madison in "Chalice of Sorrow/' Bluebird.
Wednesday,  "Sons of Satan"
CIVIL EMPLOYEES
Ottawa, Feb. 14.—Outside service employees of the Department of Railways and Canals who
are presumed to be fit for military
service are being dismissed at
the end of this month. Notices
to this effect were received yesterday by some of the employees
when they received their pay en
velopes, and it said the while
outside service of the depart-
rnent will be embraced in that
order,
The department was recently
augmented by an addition of e
number of clerks taken on to expedite the work of the Quebec
and Saguenay Railway being taken over by the Government.
Those are now being released as
the first men to be dismissed.
The order applies only to single
men.
SPEAKSOFGANADA'S
Government Takes Coal Mines
London, Feb. 14.—The Board
of Trade will take possession of
the coal mines throughout the
United Kingdom for the duration
of the war, according to an announcement made today.
It will create a new department for the administration of
the mines, headed by Guy Cal-
throp, now general manager of
the London and Northwestern
Railway, as the controller.    |
Vancouver, B. C„ Feb. 14—A
late cable conveying the results
of the voting on the prohibition
referendum up to 6 o'clock this
evening, in London, gave the total vote against prohibition as
1,406 —221 for the measure and
41 spoiled ballots.
ILO ILO ITEMS.
CHALICE OF SORROW.
The "Chalice of Sorrow" deserves the title of "Master Bluebird." This absorbing drama of
old Mexico was written and produced by Rex Ingham, who also
produced "The Great Problem,"
shown here recently. Cleo Madison has never appeared to better
advantage and a very strong
company supports her in faultless fashion. The settings are
deserving of special mention for
their fidelity to life.
The story, of most unusual interest, concerns the sojourn of a
beautiful young opera singer in
Mexico. Cleo Madison, was well
liked heie in the dual role of the
Trey of Hearts. This Bluebird
feature can be shown Monday
night only, as there will be another feature program on Tuesday, and on Wednesday and
Thursday a Redfeather, a logical
thriller, will be shown. This film
was staged in England by the
Universal. Its scenes are laid
in and around Scotland Yard,
which played so important a part
in so many of Conan Doyle's
Sherlock Holmes stories. "Sons
of Satan" is primarily a thriller
and a superb one, too, but in addition it relates in a strikingly
convincing manner the steps by
which a crooked detective agency is finally smashed. One of
the most sensational scenes is
laid in the trap room built by the
head  of the  detective agency.
When this picture was shown
in Nanaimo a while ago many
people returned to see it the second time.
Norman Searle and family, of
Nanaimo, where he has been employed for several months has
returned to Cumberland.
Frank Sawford, Chief Electrical Engineer at Union Bay, was
here on official business on Thursday.
Montreal, Feb.. 14.—Piesiding
at the first of a series of Rhodes
Trust Empire lectures at the University of London, Premier Mas-
sey of New Zealand yesterday
expressed the belief that Canada had greater opportunities for
Empire building that Britain ever
had, and that they had been
brought about by the war,
Canada had been little thought
of at one time, he said, but now
no living man would dare predict
what the strength and population of the Dominion would be
at the end of the present century,
This dispatch was cabled from
London last night by the correspondent there of The Gazette.
The dispatch continued:
"The aim of all migration, Mr.
Massey said, should be to keep
all of British stock under the
Union Jack. He believed the
approaching imperial conference
would be the opening up a glorious page in the history of the
Empire, when for the first time
the overseas statesmen would
meet on a basis of equality the
United Kingdom statesmen in the
administration of the Empire."
Admiralty At Work.
Chicago, Feb. 14—Sir Gilbert
Parker, the Canadian novelist,
stopped in Chicago yesterday on
his way from England to California long enough to dictate the
following statement on the international crisis:
"I do not want to say anything
which might be interpreted as
implying that the English would
like to see the American people
involved in the war. I do not
think that the German submarine campaign will prove successful. It will cause much inconvenience and some hardships. It
will defy every principle of civilized warfare. Have you watched
the destruction of shipping since
February 1? You will have noticed a steady decline in the number of ships destroyed. Again
the British Admiralty has not
been caught unprepared. It
should be remembered that this
is the third big submarine enterprise, and the worst. Each of
the others was taken in hand
and dealt with successfully. Not
more than 5 per cent of the total tonnage has been destroyed.
"In each of the other German
efforts there was the same tremendous immediate effect until
British naval methods began to
tell and destruction was held
within bounds.
"The coming summer will see
the beginning of the tremendous
campaign which will be the end.''
BLUEBIRD FILMS.
Feb. 19. "Chalice of Sorrow"
Cleo Madison.
Feb. 26th. - "Social Buccaneer," J. Warren Kerrigan.
REDFEATHER  FILMS.
Feb. 21. Booking not yet decided,
Feb. 28. "The Danger Paths"
Violet Mersereau.
Mar. 7. "The Whirlpool of
Destiny." Flora Parker de Haven.
Mar. 14. "Black Friday,"
Dorothy Davenport.
Mar. 21. "Mv Countrv Should
Call," Dorothy Phillips.
OMiRALTY
Rev. Charles E. Babzold, a
seargent in the 231st Seaforth
Highlanders, will arrive on this
evening's train and will occupy
the pulpit of Grace Methodist
Church both morning and evening and at Grantham in the' afternoon.
■London, Feb. 14.—While naval officers here express the belief that submarine operations
may continue at high tension for
a couple of months, they show
the utmost confidence in the ability of the navy to cope with the
latest campaign with approximately the same success as in
1015.
The Admiralty official showed
the Associated Press today the
figures of arrivals and departures
yesterday at English ports, proving that a larger number of vessels entered and departed than
on any day during the last six
months, Taking a day at random during the period since the
latest war zone was declared,
out of 140 British arrivals and
departures only four vessels were
sunk, and these figures, according to the official, give an excellent idea of the percentage of
loss of vessels, together with the
risks.
In the English channel, where
British communications are most
vital, the official said, the losses
have been extraordinarily small
at a time when more ships than
usual are being routed through
the Channel.
FOR DESTRUCTION OF SUBMARINE.
Paris, Feb. 14.—A prize of
500,000 francs ($100,000) for the
crew of any French, other Entente or neutral vessel which succeeds in destroying an attacking
submarine, is provided for in a
resolution introduced in the
Chamber of Deputies yesterday
by Andre Lefevre. The resolution says that the Germans are
attacking without distinction
ships of all nationalties, armed
or unarmed, and that this creates
a new situation which must by
no means be neglected.
Mr. G. C. Baker, cashier of the
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir,
Limited, has sufficiently recovered to be able to resume his duties at the Colliery office sometime during the coming week.
Mrs. Roy Rideout, of Victoria,
is expected to arrive by this evening train and join her husband,
who is an employee of the pay
roll department of the Canadian
Collieries. Mr. and Mrs. Ride-
out will take up their residence
on Uerwent Avenue in this city.
The only son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Spicer died on Wednesday,
at the age of three years. The
funeral took place on Friday.
i town  Torres
j ■  The Ladies' Aid of Grace Moth
jodist Church will hold a Sale of
Work at the Church on the Wednesday following Ajiril payday.
WANTED -A white female
cool; for the Cumberland General
Hospital, wages $50 per month
to commence with. Applications
to be in by the 20th of February.
E, I). PlCKARD, Secretary.
Mr, and Mrs. A. Milligan, of
this city, are in receipt of a telegram from Ottawa saying that
their son, Private John Milligan,
had died of Bronchitis on the
twenty-third of January at No.
18 Field Ambulance, somewhere
in Franco.   ■
Aid. and Mrs. Milligan wish to
thank the residents of this city
for the sympathetic kindness
shown towards them during their
lecent bereavement.
Mrs. Trehair, of Port Angeles,
Washington, and mother of Mrs.
Thos. E. Banks, arrived on Wednesday on a ten day visit to this
city.'
J. H. Stevens went to Union
Bay on Thursday to pay the employees of Union Bay. Today is
payday for the employees of the
Canadian Collieries in this city.
John Crjssetti, a resident of
this district for the past ten years,
and an employee of No. 7 Mine,
was killed by a work train at
three o'clock on Sunday morning.
The deceased had arrived in this
city by the usual fou.-forty train
on Saturday evening and evidently intended to remain over night,
as he had made arrangements
for sleeping accommodation at
the Vendome Hotel but for some
reason unknown Crossetti must
have decided to walk to Bevan,
and aroused the people of Mus-
sato's store at twenty minutes to
one on Sunday morning and asked for some bread and cheese,
which was given to him. When
he left for homo the unfortunate
man must have been walking or
sitting between the rails of the
main line and was killed by a
work train at tho No. 5 Rock
Switch, on the main line to Union Bay. On Sunday morning a
heavy fog and smoke hung over
the rails of the main line and
Harry Mounce, the engineer in
charge, saw no one on the track
and passed on to No. Seven mine.
On his return the deceased was
found with a bottle crushed among his clothes. Coroner Bickle
held an inquest, when the jury
returned a verdict of accidental
death while under the influence
of liquor, with no blame attached
to anyone.
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WAK AGAINST EVERYBODY,   By  Rollin Kiiby,  in the New
York World. TWO
THE ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
©k Mattiter
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 17th, 1917
isii manufacturers can compete
so easily in American markets
while their country is absorbed
in a great war what will happen
when peace returns? The incident is a reminder of the more
formidable efficiency of Great
Britain owing to the more thorough and scientific organization
of her business and industrial resources.—Western Methodist Recorder.
Cumberland Methodist Church.
The Western Methodist Recorder says: The work on the
Cumberland Mission field has
had its ups and downs, we have
the difficulties that a mining
town has to contend with for
there seems to be a continual
coming and going. We have a
very beautiful Methodist Church,
which was built about twenty
years ago and with a few repairs
can be made to look like a church
worthy of Methodism.
The members and adherents
have been face to face with a
great financial burden, having
paid into an insurance for many
years hoping that after a given
number of payments everything
would be settled, but v e found
ourselves in the position that
after a given number of payments everything would be settled, but we found ourselves in
the position that there was a
sum of $915 still to pay.
The Ladies' Aid have worked
nobly and well to meet their
payments but the thought of such
a debt almost made them give
up, A joint meeting of the Ladies Aid; Quarterly and Trustee
Boards met and discussed the
situation. Through the energy
of Mr. E. W, Bickle a list has
been made out and promises have
been made so that by the end ol
the present year we hope to be
free of the financial obligation.
A Methodist cause at Grantham,
some twelve miles from Cumberland, has been opened and we
hope to build a Church there.
On the first Sunday for the
year Rev. Dr. White, our superintendent, visited us. The people thoroughly enjoyed his services. On the Sunday he preached three limes; on the Monday
at Cumbi.rland and Tuesday at
Grantham gave lantern talks on
Newfoundland, which were well
attended and much enjoyed.
We, like others, have felt the
loss of our young men who have
enlisted, yet truly God has been
with us.
The new War Savings Certificates which have been created
by the government to encourage
thrift and economy and to give
everyone an opportunity to assist
in financing our war expenditure, are now on sale at every
bank and money order post office
in Canada. The $25 certificate
sells for $21.50, the $50 for $43.
and the $100 for $86.
As an investment these certificates offer many attractive features—chief of which are tho absolute security and the excellent
interest rtturn. For every $21.50
lent to the government now. $25
will be returned at the end of
three years.
There two other features which
are especially interesting to small
investors. Fir=t, the certificates
may be surrendered at any time
if the buyer should need his
money; and second, each certificate is registered at Ottawa in
the buyer's name, and, if lost or
stolen, is therefore valueless to
anyone else.
But while they are excellent
from an investment standpoint,
the certificates should appeal
strongly to Canadians because
they offer to those who must
serve at home a splendid opportunity for a most important
patriotic service. The person who
honestly saves to the extent of his
ability and places his savings at
the disposal of the government
by purchasing these certificates,
may feel that he is having a direct share in feeding, equipping
and munitioning our Canadian
soldiers, who are so nobly doing
their part.
A HINT FOR THE FUTURE.
Considerable and natural comment has been caused by the finishing fact that a British firm
has successfully tendered for the
manufacture of a large order of
big shells for th'-: United States
Navy; that their figure was little
more than two-thirds that of the
lowest tender of United States
firms and that they engaged to
complete the contract in conoid"
eral ly-less than half the time of
any American offer. That a
British firm would be free to
tender at all seems very remarkable, though a suggested explanation of this is that the shells
wt-ie for the navy big guns only,
and that owing to the comparative inactivity of the British capital ships for some time large reserves of heavy ammunition are
on hand. In any case the British Government has disallowed
the contract during the war.
But the interesting reflection,
which will hardly escape the American business mind is, if Brit-
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
one 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 shoeB
I chaned; and don't throw vour
I tan shoes away because they
! are old—have them dyed.
\ Ask for the Monthly Rate*.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
DR. C. 1NKSTER,
SURGEON DENTIST,
Will be in Cumberland on or
about January 8th, 1917, for
a period of three weeks. Dr.
lnkster will open up a Dental Surgery, furnished with
a complete outfit of instruments* to perform all dental
operations in the latest and
most scientific method.
Painless Extractions.
Modern Crown and Bridge
work, and Modern Plate
Work a specialty. Examinations free. Rates moderate.
AH Work Guaranteed.
SPRING SHOWING
LADIES' DEPT.
Wash Goods
In Zephyr Ginghams, Prints, Percales, Organdies,
Printed Voiles, India Head, Piques, Repps, and
Galateas.
Wash Skirts
Pique, Bedford Cord and Linen Wash Skirts in the
Newest Spring Styles.
Middy Waists
Ladies and Misses Middy Waists in plain and
belted styles with striped collars and cuffs in
blue, pink and black stripes, fast colors, also in
all white.
House Dresses
Two piece house dresses in neat patterns of print
with fancy muslin collars and cuffs. Special value in one piece house dresses of self color cham-
bray trimmed with white pique and smocking.
Dress Goods
In shepherds plaids and broken checks, tweed
suitings and poplins in all shades, voiles and costume velveteens in all shades.
Childrens' pinafores and dresses.   Boys' buster
and wash suits.
Underskirts
Silk Poplin underskirts in all shades. Also summer weight moreen underskirts.
MENS' DEPT.
W.G.&R. Shirts
Mens' best quality cambric shirts in self colors,
fancy stripes and black and white stripes, soft
front and French cuffs. Mens' sport shirts in
plain colors, also with striped collars in fine cambric and silk mixtures.
Shoes
Complete lines of new spring styles in Invictus
Shoes, "The Best Good Shoe" for men.
Hats and Caps
Newest spring styles in Mens' and Boys' felt hats
in all the leading shapes and shades.
Mens' tweed caps in checks, plaids and novelty
sport patterns.
Clothing
A complete stock of Mens' and Boys' Sanfords
ready-to-wear clothing at popular prices.
Campbell's made-to-measure clothing, style and
fit guaranteed.
CANADIANS
WANTED FOR THE
ROYAL NAVY
Canadians wanted for the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer
Reserve for immediate overseas rervlce,   Only men of good
character and good physique accepted.
Pay $1.10 Minimum per day—Free Kit.
$20.00 per Month Separation Allowance.
FvpenVnced men from 38 t3 45, and boys from
IS to 18 scanted for service in toe CANADIAN
NAVAL PATROLS for deface of the Coasts.
Apply to the nearest Naval recruiting Station, or the
Dept. of the Naval Service
OTTAWA
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LUX D.C.L., President
JOHN AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES, Aaa't General Manager
HELP US GIVE EVEN BETTER
TELEPHONE SERVICE!
Many complaints that you do not hear when you telephone,
or that others do not hear you, are possibly due to improper
methods of speaking into the mouthpiece.
Engineers, after exhaustive tests, have made the following conclusions: "The best results are obtained when the
lips are very close to the telephone. Removing the lips from
the telephone has the same effect as lengthening the line
then in use. For instance, one inch away lengthens the line
six miles. You have to speak one-third louder for the party
listening to hear you than if your lips were close to the telephone. With your lips two inches away from the telephone,
the line is lengthened ten miles; three inches, sixteen miles;
four inches, eighteen miles."
You can readily see how care in this matter will make
telephoning easier and more satisfactory.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
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 accouiu.
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. S5o
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.
Cascade Beer
PURE,  SPARKLING,   DELICIOUS
The name CASCADE stands for the most desirable
qualities in good beer—Purity, Delicate
Flavor, Richness.
The Perfect Food Tonic
CASCADE contains all the nourishing elements of the
best Canadian barley and the aromatic tonic prop
erties of the choicest British Columbia hops.
The Beer
&/^>er
Without
a Peer
BREWED AND BOTTLED AT VANCOUVER BY
Vancouver Breweries Limited
SEND YOUR ORDERS TO THE
UNION BREWING Co., Ltd.,
NANAIMO, B.C.
DISTRIBUTORS FOR VANCOUVER ISLAND If
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
.lilt
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.
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.
Repairing    Cleaning
Pressing
U. WATANABE,
UNION TAILOR
Ladies' and Gents' Fashionable Tailor
-     Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COA L mining rights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Tern
horien and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty.one years at an annual rental of
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,600 aores
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 right,
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land most be
described by sections, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in uuautveyed mritory
the tract applied for shall b* staked out by
theapplicaut himself,
Kaon, application must be aoflompanied
by a fee of |6 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output uf the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ao
counting for the full quantity of merch
antablecoal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal mining rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal ininiii"
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at thereto of
|10.00anaore.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub-Agent ofDnminion Lands
W. W. COEY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B— Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex HendetMHi, Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
The
Star Cafe and
Bakery
In connection withRestaurant,Con-
fectionery, Cigars and Tobacco,
will, open under new
management, on
Monday, Jan. 22
With a fine selection of Cakes, Pies,
and Small Pastry, made daily.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
Freih   Bread   Daily
McLEAN & CESSFORD
TO INVESTORS
THOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE
FUNDS  REQUIRING   INVESTMENT
MAY  PURCHASE  AT  PAR
OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF
Principal rcpayab'o 1st October, 1019.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
cheque (free of exchange at any chartered Hank in Canudiil_nt
the rate of five per cent per annum from the ditto of purchase.
Holders of this stork will have the privilege of surrendering
at par and accrued interest, as the equivalent of rmh, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue m
Camilla other than an issue of Treasury Dills or oilier like short
date security.
Proceeds of this stock ore for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed
to recognized bond and stock brokers on allotments made in
respect of applications for this stock which bear their stamp.
For application forms apply to tho Deputy Minister of
Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA
OCTOBER 7th, 1916.
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|andJLard
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
muiiciam.
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
aie 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"
11 Commercial St., NANAIMO, B.C.
MAROCCHI   BBOS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsenek Beer
Cumberland    Courtknay
Corporation of the City of Cumberland
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures
-RECEIPTS:
Licences $2427.50
Sewer Rentals  194.8:5
Real Estate Rates  4169.24
Scavenger Fees  799.61
Snow Shovelling  6.50
Police Court Fines and Costs .... 153.90
Dog Tax  84.00
Scales..;  3.50
Telephone  3.00
Relief Account  24.55
City Pound  29.50
City Hall Rent...'  2.50
Road Tax  100.00
Total City Receipts.
EXPENDITURES:
Unpaid Checks Dec. 31sl, 1915. .S 1370.70
Refund, over collections,  1913..
Scavenger, labor and buckets...
Police uniform	
Flag and pole	
Sundry amounts	
Street work	
Stable account---Feed	
"     Harness, etc.    ...
Shoeing, water.etc.
Show, shovelling	
Police Court expenses	
Dog Tags	
J. Ward, salary	
G. Herman, salary	
T. Conn, salary	
A. MacKinnon	
E. W. Bickle      !
Election account	
Advertising account	
Office account	
Street Lights   ,.
Telephone account	
Relief account	
Jail cell repairs	
Fire protection	
Isolation Hospital	
Medical Health Officer, 191516.
Interest account	
.Fuel	
Tool account	
Painting and repairs City B'ldgs
} Contract $383.45
Adv. and cost of vote....    20.00
Installation Street Light Sytem.
42.36
64.80
28.00
25.00
53.50
1041.37
282.75
89.00
52.85
43.15
36.00
3.30
720.00
240.00
1080.00
420.00
300.00
51.50
75.40
94.65
595.48
16.75
76.45
14.00
19.50
7.00
175.00
158.04
5.50
6.75
290.95
403.45
..$7998.66 Nett Total City Expenditure'16 $6,512,60
Total cost of Schools 1916 $ 2266.25
I Total Expenditures for 1916 .. .$10,149.55
Balance unpaid checks on hand $ 2150.89
Total revenue, 1916    7998.66
Bal. Checks unpaid Dec. 31, '15 .$ 1370.70
Nett City Expenditures 1916.... 6512.60
Cost of Public and High Schools,    ,
1916    2266.25
Total expenditure, 1916... .$10,149.55 Total Expenditure $10,149.55
ASSETS.
LIABILITIES.
Taxes arrears to Dec. 31st, 1915 $3618.001 Over collection school rates 1913 $ 46.70
Interest on same to Dec. 31st. '16   290.14 Unpaid checks on hand  2,150.89
Taxes outstanding for the year 16 2,325.12 Balance street light installation      383.45
Total rates outstanding     $6233.26
Scavenger rates outstanding        1,246.74
Sewer rentals 1913      290.05
Team Horses     350.00
Wagons, Sleighs, Harness, Tools   300.00
Sewer pipes      50.00
Isolation Hospital and Equipment   600.00
City Buildings and Lots  2000.00
Safe    250.00
Fire Hall Apparatus ■ 1,200.00
Total Asserts  $12,529.05
Total Liabilities  $2,581.04
I hereby certify that I have examined the books and accounts
of the City of Cumberland for the year ending December 31st. 1916
and find th'em correct and as set forth above.
J. STEWART, Auditor.
Financial Statement of Public and High
Schools. Cumberland, B.C.]
RECEIPTS.
Gov. Grants	
Fees	
City of Cumberland
$8133.00
15.00
2266.25
Total Receipts for 1916. $10414.25
STATEMENT OF  EXPENDITURE.
Teachers' Salaries   $8080.00
Janitor Salary  960.00
Fire Insurance  195.00
Fuel  296.75
ShovelingSnow   121.60
Furniture  50.00
Light and Water  76.25
Floor Oil   23.50
Secretary Salary  60.00
Kalsomining  114.00
Medical Inspector  100.00
Chemical Supplies  25.00
Repairs  39.00
Stationery, Brooms, soap, etc... 111.10
Plumbing  46.00
Fence Repairs  30.00
Incidentals  86.05
Total Expenditure for 1916.   $10414.25
Respectfully submitted,
THOMAS H. CAREY, Secretary.
I have audited the accounts of the Cumberland Public and
High Schools and find same correct.
Cumberland, Jan. 6th, 1917. J. STEWART, Auditor.
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Speoialty
Went Cumberland
MAKE YOUR DOLLARS
FIGHT
AT   THE   FRONT.
BUY
DOMINION OF CANADA
THREE-YEAR
War Savings Certificates
$ 25.OO    FOR
BO.OO     "
100.00      "
£21.50
43. OO
86.OO
INDIVIDUAL PURCHASES LIMITED TO JIS0D.
FOR FULL PARTICULARS APPLY AT ANY BANK
OR ANY MONEY ORDER POST OFFICE
JAN. >, 1917
Finanoe   Department
Ottawa FOUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
KEEP ANTIC!PATIN'
THERE'S something about a little
spring  bird's  song  that  gets
right down through a feller's
winter-hound  hide  and Eeta  the  sap
ot happy feclln' flowln' like the sweet
stuff from      sugar-maple.
Maybe you've noticed too how much
brighter and freer from care faces
look when the old meller sun looks
down and the fust green shoots of
grass poko their noses up outln' the
earth. And, I reckon, it's all clear
enough too when you cone to consider
that this old world is sorter hinged
y   a system of rejuvenation.    Every-
thin' is constantly undergoln' change.
If It wasn't for dreary winter the
chnnees. are you and me would get
mighty tired of balmy air and sunshine.
Half of life's enj'yinent lies In
lookln' forward to the good things,
anyway an while realization falls n
long way short of fond anticipation,
It's a mighty good Idea tc keep right
on anticlpatln'—only w; should sorter
crncentrate on the ]oy-produoln' brand
ant' side track the petty worries that
disorganize our systems.
Jest you keep out doors r-.nd listen
for the fust spring bird's song, that's
all you gottcr do.
Home, Sweet  Home
The new arrival at the London hotel
owed allegiance to the Kaiser. "From
Potsdam I vos come," he announced.
"A fine place, sir," remarked the
manager, politely.
"Dere vost a petter."
"Yes;  Berlin."
"Neln; Ohm."
"Ohm?   In-er-Germany, of course?"
"Donnerwetter, nein; In this country—In Britain."
"Ohm," repeated the manager reflectively.
"Ya. I vos come from Potsdam to
see Ohm. I vos at der goncert in
Potsdam, and I hear der great English
soprano sing dat, 'Der Is no blace like
Ohm,' un all der British people In der
goncert cry like der lettle babies. Dot
must be der vonderful blace Ohm to
make der British cry. I link to mine-
self, I will go and see dls blace Ohm
vot der vos no place like. Now, vich
Is fler way to Ohm?"
A Contradiction
*p=3v=-
"Paw, did God make everything and
everybody?"
"Yes, son."
"That's funny! Yer always sayln'
you wuz i self-made man!"
e
IE3E
at
THE   BIG   STORE
■■*
BOOT AND
-SALE
CommencingFriday, Feb. 16
w
Ci ■?< <> if 3 »■.  V'a'-    - -"-  Sjt?
u
n
One Minute Electric Service Chats
IMPROVING THE ELECTRIC
LAMP
What Makes the Light in the Electric Bulb?
It is heat generated by matter resisting energy.
The filament or "wick" of the lamp is the matter; the
current is the energy trying to pass through it.
The glow of the lamp is big brother to the spark struck
off when you hit an anvil with a hammer.
The first electric lamp used was the bulb containing a
carbon filament in a vacuum. That lamp used f< ur watts
of energy to each candle-power of light.
The next advance was the bulb containing a tungsten
filament--a metal wick substituted for carbon, whir!) is
not a metal. That lamp used only 1{ watts to get one
candle-power of light.
The last, and greatest, step was the .bulb containing
a metal filament surrounded by nitrogen (a gas.) This
lamp uses little more than i watt energy to gel one
candle-power of light. This lamp gives the nearest
approach to ACTUAL DAYLIGHT of any form of
illumination known.
We have these Lamps in Stock and will be pleased to give
you a demonstration at any lime.
See Bills for Particulars.     Shoes far
Below Today's Cost.
put
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
a
3!
3 DC
a
The First Lesion
"Where's Tommy?' asked Mr. Jones,
on his return from business one even-
Ing, |
"Gone to bed," was his wife's reply.
"I hope he's not 111."
"Xo 1 sent him to bed as a punish- j
ment for swearing."
"Swearing?" repeated Jones; "I'll
teach him to swear."
Without waiting for a light the angry fath'-r rushed upstairs to Interview the culprit, only to fall over a
loose Btalrrod and bump his chin. At
once he became exceedingly fluent, and
■when the air had cleared ho heard his
wife call, gently:
"Better come down, dear; I'm aure
Tommy has heard enough for his first
lesson."
St. George's Presbyterian
Church
Services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Class, 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School. 2.30 p.m.
Prayer   .Meeting,     Wednesday
evening 7.30.
Choir Practice, Thursday evening 7.30.
Pastor, Rev. Jas. Hood.
Methodist Church.
Services: Morning at 11 o'clock.
Evening at 7 o'clock.
Bible  Study:  Adult Bible Class
at 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday, 7,30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at7.30 p.m.
Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor
BOOK   ORDERS   "NOW
WHITE   WYANDOTTE
HATCHING EGGS
From heavy-laying "Hoganized" flock.
$1.50 per 15.       $4.00 per 50.       $7.00 per 100.
Special Matings $3.00 per setting of 15.
INSPECTION   INVITED
Orders taken now for Infertile Eggs for preserving
Case lots only.
J. G. RANDALL,
ROYSTON STATION P.O., V.I.-, B.C.
L
N.xl  week   vvij are goiujr lo tell you how tht c
electricity is arrived at,     Watch this space wt k
will be to your advantage.
Cumberland Electric Ligl" i:
Phone 75 Cc, Ltd.
P. (
In  a  Hurry
A local paper tells of a clergyman
who received this note telling him to
perform a marriage ceremony:
"This Is to give you notls that I and
Hiss Jemima Arabella Hrearly la coming to your church on Satu-day afternoon next to undergo the operation
of matrim iiy at your hands. Please
be prompt, as the cab Is hired by
the hour."
Another Name
"Fathi r, don't men call themselvel
bachelors  before  they get married?"
"Yes, my boy."
"And what do they call themselvel
after, dad?"
"Hush! It isn't at lor little boy)
to know," .    _
THE    MINISTER    OF    FINANCE
1
REQUESTS
THE    PEOPLE    OF   CANADA    TO
BEGIN NOW
TO   SAVE   MONEY   FOR   THE
NEXT WAR LOAN
Stoves & Ran
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphoplioncs
Novelties, Toys, Etc
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P.O. Box 279 Phone 31
Wa Una nave   Beauty may be only skin deep;
™ «*lI|Jtt|JCI o   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  STORi:
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 YEA I IS.]
FIRE   INSURANCE     J
 —     B
Queen Insurance Company, jj
(Fire and Automobile,) and        |
National Fire of Hartford. 1
8
FOR RATES AND PARTICULARS APPLY  TO jj
EDWARD   W.   BICKLE Q
OFFICE;   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG.. H
DUNSMUIR AVE..  CUMBERLAND jj
I0OHO«)O«»O8«O»)O«iOHCilO!iO(lO«JO.PX«:!j'.«SBJO.C3i<C-r<^:j.i^: u
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