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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1891
VOL. IX., No. 1
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
Seventy delegates of the Chinese Nationalist League arrived
on Saturday from various parts
of the province and attended the
opening of a local branch on
Sunday, at Chinatown, Cumberland. The visitors were accom
panied by a Chinese brass band
from Victoria which rendered
suitable selections during the day
On the same afternoon the Ying
Dine Stock Co., of Vancouver,
gave a performance in the Ching
Hing Theatre, entitled "For the
Republic." We understand the
Chinese Nationalist League is
organized for the purpose of educating their people to a higher
standard of living and to abolish
opium and gambling dens. On
Wednesday evening at the request of the Chinese of Cumberland, Union Bay and Bevan, the
Ying Ding Sir Stock Co, staged
a second performance in the a-
bove theatre in aid of the Cumberland General Hospital. The
price of admission was 25cents,
and tickets were on sale at Cumberland, Union Bay and Bevan.
A statement of the receipts will
be published later on, The
Chinese of Bevan and Union
Bay returned by special train after the concert.
The Cumberland Volunteer
Fire Brigade held their annual
Masquerade Ball in the Ilo Ilo
Dance Hall, on Friday, March
15th as usual a large crowd of
masquers attended the ball with
numerous spectators. The prizes
were awarded as follows: Best
group representing the Allies,
Mrs. R. Rushford, Mrs. G,
Deans,   Miss   Nava   Rushford;
Best Dressed Lady, Miss H. Cunliffe
"    Gent Mr.C. McDonald
'"   Sustained Char, Lady, Miss Hood
"      " "      Gent, ...Mr. Robinson
"   Patriotic   " Lady Mrs. H. Tappin
and Miss H. Whyte
" " Gent.Mr. R. Rushford
"   "      Mr, D.  Stewart
"   Flower Girl Miss M. Cessford
"  Topsy Pete Starvardo
"   Hobo R.  Brown
"  Clown D. Bannerman
Prize Waltz, MissGlazbrook&Mr. Booth.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Methodist Church will hold a Sale of
Work and Afternoon Tea on
Thursday, April 25th. Particulars
Mrs. R. T. Rideout left on
Sunday on a business trip to
Vancouver and returned on Tuesday.
Monday night, the usual program, one episode of the Red
Ace, a Bluebird feature, and a
single reel. The next serial to
come will feature Eddie Polo in
"The Bull's Eye."
Tuesday night. Marguerite
Clark in another of the Bab series, called Bab's Diary. Marguerite Clarke is a favorite everywhere, and all those, especially, who saw "Bab's Burglar,"
will wish to see this.
Wednesday night, another
well-advertised feature film,
"The Jockey of Death," will be
shown. This is a circus film, full
of thrills and excitement. See
bills next week.
Thursday will be laugh night.
See Julian Eltinge, the celebrated female impersonator, as the
Countess Charming. This will
be his first appearance on the
screen here. Nobody ever fails
to see him if they have the opportunity.
All patrons who enjoy comedy
should  see the Lonesome Luke
and Toto two reel films, especial
ly the latter, which will be show
ing soon on Saturdays.
Serious Auto Accident.
What might have been a very
serious accident occurred yesterday morning on the main highway between Royston and Cumberland when the culvert, or
small bridge, near the Y, gave
way when a Hudson car was passing over it, throwing the occupants out. The car was returning from making connections
with the south-bound passenger
train on the E. & N. Railway.
Caleb Dando, jr., was driving,
and in the car along with him
were his two sisters, Blanche and
Gladys.and Alan Nunns. Blanche
Dando was thrown into the water
and received severe injuries,
Caleb Dando is in a serious condition. Alan Nunns and Gladys
Dando escaped with slight injur-
ries. Fortunately another car
was coming immediately behind,
which rendered assistance in
taking the injured to their home.
The small bridge or culvert at
the place of the accident is about
ten feet wide, and covered with
gravel. Upon approaching the
driver could not see there was
any defect in the culvert, and
when the front wheels struck the
covered planking, the cross pieces gave way at one of the sides
with the result as stated above.
French hydroplanes are to make the Mediterranean unsafe
for Teutonic U-Boats in the full sense of the phrase. No periscope is safe from the prying eyes of their daring pilots day or
25,000, older toys, from fifteen
to nineteen years, are being en
listed and organized under the
direction of the Canada Food
Board, to go out to the farms to
do theii bit in the campaign for
Greater Production.
The facts in the Bulletin are
prepared especially for use of
those who will assist in the organizing campaign and extending the publicity required to make
it a success.
British Columbia has the smal-
les percentage of rural population in the Dominion. Yet it is
estimated that there are 16000,
farms, on the majroity of which
help will be required.
Thei e are about 2,000 boys in
the High Schools of British Columbia; a large percentage of
these can be organized and placed
on farms where their help will
be of great value.
In British Columbia the needs
are greatest where the population is thickest and where the
greatest number of boys are
available. It is estimated that
half the production of the Province comes from the Lower
Mainland. Here the largest
number of boys can be secured
and greater production will be
The Department of Agriculture
is undertaking to secure through
the Farmers' Institutes and other agencies, an estimate of the
requirements" and full information regarding places where boys
can be used.
A prominent British Columbia
agriculturist, commenting upon
this campaign for enlistment of
boys said, "If it comes toa choice
between boys and inexperienced
men, give me the boy every
This is a new idea, developing
through the emergencies resultant from the war. Some farmers may be skeptical, but when
it is demonstrated that boys are
both willing and able, the experience in the Western Provinces
will undoubtedly be as in Ontario last year, most satisfactory
and the demand will increase.
Re Wages. It is not desirable
to set a minimum wage, which
would undoubtedly be adopted
as a standard. We hope to help
every farmer to get all the help
he needs but he ought to be willing to pay for it. If a boy does
a man's work, he ought to get
adequate pay for it. It may be
necessary to say some plain
things to farmers regarding the
right treatment of boys; they
must not expect through this, pa-j
triotic movement to get cheap
When vill boys be needed?
This depends on local conditions
which vary in different parts of
the province. For general work
experienced boys may be needed
any time after April 1st. The
greatest need will be in August
ai.d September.
In presenting the S. O. S. coll
ceitain special points should be
(a) Urgent need of greater
production, that we may supply
our allies with the surplus. Food
Controller Hoover, of the United
States recently said, "Starvation
on an unparalleled scale must
face the nations unless most
strenuous efforts are made in
C inada and the United States to
meet the situation."
(b.) Tne contributio'i which
this army of older boys can make
at this time.
(c.) The benefits to the boy,
including the experience of rural
Washington, March 20.—Upon
Holland's refusal, in the face of
German threats, to put into effect her voluntary agreement for
restoring her merchant marine
to!normal activity, the United
States Government tonight requisitioned all Dutch ships in American waters. At the same time
Great Britain was taking over
Dutch vessels in British ports.
A total of 77 ships, of probably 600,000 tons, was added to
the American merchant marine
by [the requisitioning. Another
40(7,000 tons are put into the Allied service by Great Britain's
action, Most of them will be
used in the food carrying trade
between the United States and
Paris, March 20.—During the
recent German aerial attack on
Paris one of the enemy aviators
dropped a bomb which struck
and damaged the embassy building of one of the Central Powers.
Two <3ays later the caretaker of
the building found a note requesting the legation of the neutral power representing the enemy country to present a bill to
the French Government for the
damage done to the building.
France is asked to pay $900 for
destruction by the enemy of his
own property.
A farewell dance was held in
the llo Ilo Dance Hall on Tuesday evening under the auspices
of the Harmony Club of Cumberland. The occasion was the
departure of Mrs. Tappin,
Messrs. Fagan, Baker and Stevens of the Canadian Collieries
accounting department, who are
transferred to Victoria. About
150 responded to the invitations
sent out by the club. The four
piece Ilo Ilo Orchestra supplied
the music which as usual was of
the best. Refreshments were
served by the ladie«. The illuminations and decorations of bunting and Allied flags were beautiful.
The Accounting Department
of the local office of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Limited has
been transferred to Victoria and
the following officials of the Department are leaving Cumberland for Victoria. P. S. Fagan, |
Chief Accountant, G. C. Baker,]
Cashier,.!. II. Stevens, assistant
Paymaster, and Mrs, II. Tappin,'
Stenographer. James Dick, paymaster of the Wellington Mines
at Ladysmith office, has been
transferred to Cumberland and
will be paymaster of the Comox
life,   fuller appreciation  of the
fanner;   physical     development
through regular hours, fresh air, '■
and healthy work; and the opportunity to place the service ap-|
peal into-active operation,
(d.) Buys may possibly make
more tntney, and have easier
conditions in factoriesor shops,
but the question is, where are
they needed most?
Education regulations will be
announced shortly. The Provincial Department of Education is
in hearty sympathy with the
movement. They realize the
emergency call and desire lo cooperate in every way they can
but they do not wish to lower
the educational standards unduly,
nor place bright boys at a disadvantage for their later careers.
Department   of   Agriculture,
Victoria, -B.C., March 18th, 19181
In accordance with the provisions of the "Seed-grain Act,"'
the Government of the Province]
of  British Columbia   will   thi
Miss C. Mitchell returned from
a wait to Nanoose on Saturday.
Mrs. John Gibson returned
from a visit to Seattle on Thursday.
W. Henderson left for Vancouver on Monday and returned on
D. Michel, of Victoria, inspect-
year distribute wheat, oats, and °"of mine rescue   stations, ar-
liarley for seed purposes. rived on Saturday.
Any person wishing to apply
for an advance of seed-grain under the Act should note carefully
the rules and regulations given
below, which govern the distribution of the seed:— ■
(1.) General Seed Distribution.—Seed-grain will bu distributed from Kamloops, Vernon,
Grand Forks, Cranbrook, and
Fort Steele at the following prices:—
a. Marquis seed-wheat $88.00
per ton.
b. Banner seed-oats $95.00 "
c. Mensury seed-barley 95.00 '-'
The above are prices quoted on
seed delivered to points within
100 miles radius of any of above
2. Grand Trunk Territory:
Marquis seed-wheat$90 per ton
Abundance seed-oats 90.00 "
3. Other Districts.-In such
districts, if seed of suitable
quantity is available locally, no
seed will be brought into the
district for distribution until the
local supply is exhausted. Provision will be made for the distribution of such local seed on the
saine terms as tho seed imported.
4. Those wishing to apply for
an advance of seed-grain under
the provisions of the Act may
secure application forms from
any Government Agent. Secretary of Farmers' Institute, or
from the Department of Agriculture. Copies of the "Seed-grain
Act" may be obtained from any
of the above.
5. Applications for. seed-grain
must be mailed to the nearest
Government Agent, or (should
there be no Government Agent
in the district) to the Soil arid
Crop Division, Department of
Agriculture, Victoria, B, C.
6. Seed-grain will only be distributed on "note" to those not
in a position to pay cash.
Whilst every effort has been
made to secure the best seed
available, the Department does
not accept any responsibility, nor
will the Department undertake
to guarantee the quality of the
seed to be distiibuted.
Those requiring seed make application at once to enable those
in charge to complete their difficult task as expeditiously as
possible, and to ensuie' an equitable distribution  of   the
Miurice Hodson, of the Vancouver Sun was here on a visit on
Lieut. R. Rideout left for Victoria on Sunday after s pen ing a
few da>s in this city visiting
friends and relatives.
J. Dick, paymaster of the Canadian Collieries at Ladysmith,
arrived on Tuesday and left on
Mr. and Mrs. D, Anderson of
Hazelton, arrived on Saturday on
a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
The Ladies'Aid of St. George's
Presbyterian Church will hold an
Afternoon Tea and Sale of Work
in the corner store on Thursday,
April 11th.   Particulars later.
H. Browning, of Victoria, assistant secretary of the Canadian
Collieries, arrived on Tuesday
and returned Wednesday.
Robert Henderson has sold his
residence in this city to Camp-
ben Bros. Mr. and Mr*. Henderson and daughter left for Vancouver on Thursday.
Order your seeds now. A. H.
Peacey will fill your order for
anything in Rennie's Catalogue
at Catalogue price. Bulk seed a
specialty.   Ask for catalogue.
The treasurer of the Red
Cuss Society has received the
sum of thirty five dollars from
Mrs. ,). R, Lockard, the receipts
from the saie of beads on sale at
Peacey's Drug Store, and made
by Mrs. Lockard.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries, left for Vietoia on
Monday and returned on Tuesday evening.
R. W. Hunter and R. Berry of
Buttar and Chine, of Vancouver,
auditors for the Canadian Collieries, arrived on Tuesday and
returned on Thursday.
The five highest marks made
in the second division of the
Cumberland High School for the
quarter ending March 15th, are
as follows. Marjorie Mordy 629;
Ida McFadyen 584; Foon Sieu 576;
Colville Graham 570; Carrie
Richardson 558.    The total nurn-
mailable.     I have ,he honouMo"N °f **** V°WM* ^
be, Sir,   vour obedient  servai t.
Deputy Minister.
Tho returns are still incomplete in connection with the recent hospital concert and dai.ee
held in the Ilo Ho Theatre on
March 6th, We expect to be
able to publish a statement in
our next issue,
At the monthly Red Cross
show held in the Ilo Ilo Theatre
on Wednesday evening and giv
en by. Miss Reynolds, the percentage in favor of the local
society was $47.00.
Applications   for the position
Mrs. Tappin. stenographer at
the local office of the Canadian
Collieries, has been transferred
toa similar position in the office
at Victoria and left for the scene
of her duties on Friday.
IVx Foster, a resident of this
place some years ago and recently returned lo Cumberland has
opened the Cumberland Restaurant in the premises recently va-
Irated.by the Star Cafe. A special feature of the Kestaurai t
will be a Saturday r.ight  dinner
[with meals at all hours of the
day or nil ht.
P. S. Fagan, chief accountant
of the Canadian Collieries  Duns-
of Janitor for the Cumberland Im'uir, Ltd, returned from a visit
Schools will be received by the
undersigned up to Wednesday,
March 27th., at 6 p. m.
Salary $90 per month.   Duties
commence  Aprl 1st.   For full
particulars apply to Wesley Willard, chairman Board pf-Trustees,
Secretary School Board,
Cumberland, B. C, Mar. 22-1S
ilo Victoria on Saturday. Mr.
] Fagan has been promoted to the
| position of assistant secretary
with   headquarters   at  Victoria,
taking the place of II. Browning,
who leaves lo 8CCI pi a position ill
the New York office of the same
company. Mr. Fagan left by
auto for Victoria on I hursday
morning. TWO
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Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canadn.   Telephone 3-5,
Subscription: One year in advance, S-2.O0;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
tu countries in Postal Union, S2.UII
It is not prosperity,  with her
smile and bea'ity, that tries the
purity and fervor of a mother's
love; it is in the dark and dreary
precints of adversity,  amid the
cold   frowns   of   an   unfeeling
world, in poverty and despair, in
sickness and in sorrow,  that it
shines with a brightness beyond
immortality, and stifling the secret of its bosom, strives but to
pour balm and  consolation  upon
the sufferer, and the cup of mis-
ery, filled to overflowing, serves
bul to bind them more firmly and
dearly  to each   other,    as   the
storms of winter bid the sheltering ivy twine itself more closely
around the withering oak.   Absence  cannot chill   a   mother's
love nor can even vice destroy a
mother's kindness.   The  lowest
degradations of  human  frailty
cannot .wholly blot out the remembrance of  the   first   fond
yearnings of your affection, or
the faint memorial of primeveal
innocence; nay,  it seems as if
the very consciousness of the abject state of her  erring  child
more fully developed the mighty
force of that mysterious passion
which can forget and forgive all
things, and though the youth of
her fairest hopes may be as one
cast off from God and man,  yet
she will not forsake him.   but
participate in all things save his
There is no greater token of
respect and affection than tin invitation to enter the real heart
am! home life of a family. And
yet how seldom do we offer ou -
svivis the relaxation and our
friends and neighbors the pleas-
mi' of such an invitation? Is a
guest turning'.' Straightway we
net to work to clean house from
garret to cellar; we cook and
Like and Bte« and fuss and sigh
and work as though some terri-
lil ■ calamity were about to befall us, instead of that which,
should be thr most delightful anticipation, tlie visil of a friend. (
11 the house is clean and fair
enough for our nearest and dearest, why not for a friend? It'
dinner if enough for our nearest
and dearest, why not for our
friend? If dinner is ample for
the family, why not lor an added
guest? And will not the day and |
the visit lie more delightful for
both hostess and guest, if the
tare is plain and the f .ces at the [
table brighl and fresh, not worried and Mushed as with an added
burden instead of an added pleasure? Can we not learn to offer
ourselves sincerely and simply,
just as we are, in our everyday
clothes and manners, to those
who come to us. Let social intercourse be frank and frequent
and friendly. Let us be honest
and genuine and line and courteous in our daily lives, so when
lite friend comes he will find us
untroubled and sererre, as we always are, ready to receive the
uood  thought,   the   story,    the.
laugh, and to give him ourselves
in return, our best in conversation, and appreciation, and that
will make the humblest dinner a
feast for kings.
Finish every day and be done
with it. , For manners and wise
living it is a vice to remember.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities no
doubt crept in; forget them as
soon as you can. Tomorrow is a
new day; you shall begin it well
and serenly and with to high a
spirit to be cumbered with your
old nonsense. This day for all
that is good and fair. It is too
dear with all its hopes and invitations to waste a moment on
the rotten yesterdays.
Any business man would be
horrified at the suggestion that
he would ruin his boy by neglect
that his absorption in business
would result in the undoing of
his own son. But it is the easiest thing in the world to forfeit
a boy's confidence. It will take
only a little snubbing, a little
scolding, a little unkind criticism,
a little nagging and unreasonableness to shut oft' forever any
infmacy between ycu and your
Make your homes happy. You
go around the house growling
about your rheumatism and acting the lugurbrious and your
sons will go into the world and
plunge into dissapition. They
will have their own rheumatism
after awhile. Do not forestall
their misfortunes. You were
young once, and you had your
bright and joyous times. Now
let the young folks have a good
Praise your wife sometimes.
She works hard enough as a
general thing with small compensation and less cheer than
any other member of the family.
You like to be told that you
can do your particular kind of
work better than any one else,
so why should you withhold the
same merited praise from the
woman who makes and keeps
your home bright for you?
Dance as usual in Ilo Ilo Hall
to-night 9 to 12.
D. Campbell's
eat Market
No. 1 Steer Beef
Round Roasts
Rump Roasts
Pot Roasts
A good supply of Pork, Veal
and Mutton.
Home-made Sausage
Head Cheese
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, 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 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.
Easter Opening
SATURDAY,  March   23rd
Millinery, Ladies' Models and Ready-to-wear Hats,
Ladies' Tailored Suits, Silk, Crepe and Crepe-de-
Chene Waists.   Newest Novelties in Ladies'
Neckwear, Ribbons, Veilings, Kid
Gloves and Easter Novelties.
Special value in Men's Tailored Clothing, newest shapes
and colors in Men's and Boys' Soft Felt Hats and
Caps.   Stetson Hats in all shades in the
leading styles.     Easter Novelties in
Men's Neckwear, W.G. & R.
Shirts, Invictus Shoes.
Cumberland   Restaurant
TEX. FOSTER, Proprietor
In the premises known
as the "Star Cafe."
Open Day and Night
Special   Dinner   Every    Saturday
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Get Behind the Wheel
of a Ford and Drive
TRY it )U9t once! Ask your friend to let you "pilot" hid
car on an open stretch. You'll like it, and will be surprised how easily the For(t"is handled and driven.
If you have never felt the thrill of driving your own ear,
there :s something good in etdre for you. It is vastly
different from just ruling—being a passenger. And especially so if you drive a Ford.
Young boys, girls, women and even grandfathers—thousands of them—are driving Ford cars and enjoying it. A
Ford stops and starts in traffic with exceptional ease and
smoothness, while on country roads and hills its strength and
power show to advantage.
Buy a Ford and you will want to be behind "the wheel"
Runabout - $575
Touring -. • $595
Coupe - - $770
Sedan • • - $970
Chassis - • $535
One-ton Truck $750
F. 0. B. FORI), ONT.
E. C. EMDE, Dealer, Courtenay
The Telephone in Every
Every credit is being given the telephone for
the part it plays in great emergencies which take
place every day in the field of action. Particularly
is this the case in the great war areas, but there
are other fields of action in the great business
world, and minor fields of action in every com
munity. Wherever activity is, the telephone is
needed; wherever the telephone is, people appreciate its usefulness.
You use the telephone? Do you use it all the
time, every time you might. The greater the
occasion, the better utility you will find it.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
U. B. C.   BEER
which meets an adult human
need that is almost universal.
like U.B.C, has a real food value and combines
v the extracts of the choicest Canadian
Barley and Hops
Why Do You Eat Hen Eggs
Instead Of Duck Eggs?
It is said that more hen eggs are eaten than duck
eggs because every time the hen lays an egg she advertises the fact with a cackle, wheras the duck does
not advertise its product.
But it takes more than advertising to sell a commodity.
There must be a willingness on the part of the
reader of the ad. to give the argument a fair chance to
convince him.
For instance, we can fill this space every week telling you the advantage of Electric cooking and heating
how by cooking your meals electrically you are releasing
so much coal for transportation, factories and other vital industries.
The Fuel Controller tells us that any one who uses
a pound of coal where it can be done without is directly
helping the Enemy, yet here we have thousands of
Horse-power generated by the force of falling water,
ready to do any of your household work at any time and
release the coal for the use of the Allies; but do you a-
vail yourself of it as you should?
Food Experts tell us that there is far less shrinkage
in meat cooked Electrically than when any other form
of fuel is used, and you all know what that means in
these days when every pound of food means so much.
As we said abve we can proclaim these facts from
the house tops, but after that it is up to YOU, if joucart
afford to be indifferent this is just so much space wasted. ONE MAN CAM LEAD A HORSE TO THE WATER, BUT TEN MEN CAN'T MAKE HIM DRINK.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. 0. 314
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and ■ in fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[established 24 years.]
Will be open again in the Old
Stand with a full supply of
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
"The Phonograph with a Soul."
Interest in the New Edison Diamond Disc
Phonograh grows stronger daily. No one
hearing the rich true tones of this perfect instrument could do other than long for one in
his own home. With this instrument there
are no needles to change. The diamond point
- is permanent and never wears out.
The Records used are double-disc, and are indestructible—lasting a life time.
It comes in a variety of finishes and woods to match any
Mr. Edison's remarkable genius and his years of strenuous
work have resulted in this instrument,  which is as nearly
perfect as human ingenuity can make it.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Nanaimo, B.C. Cumberland, B.C.
Post Office Department, Canada, Ottawa, March 6th, 1918.
The German authorities have
issued a memorandum to the
effect that parcels for Prisoners
of War interned in Germany
must be addressed to the "parent" (or main) camps to which
the Prisoners belong and must
not bear the name of any branch
or working camps or of any other place to which the prisoner
might be detailed for special services.
The memorandum states that
prisoners who have been detailed
for services outside the "parent" camps have been enjoined
by the German authorities from
the very first, to inform in this
sense any relations or other persons from whom they expect to
receive postal parcels. Parcels
for Prisoners of War in hospitals
also come within the meaning
of these regulations.
In the regulations of the prisoners it is therefore essential
that these regulations should be
strictly adhered to as otherwise
the German authorities will not
deliver the parcels to the Prisoners of War for which they are
intended, and it is suggested
that persons in Canada when
writing to prisoners in Germany
should ascertain definitely the
name of the "parent" (or main)
camp so that they can comply
with   the   regulations   of   the
German authorities in addressing parcels to prisoners.
Deputy Postmaster General.
We would say to all boys and
girls "Use your best voice at
home." Watch it by day, as a
pearl of great price, for it will
be worth more to you than the
best pearl in the sea. A kind
voice is a lark's song to a hearth
and home. Train it to sweet
tones now and it will keep in
tune thtough life.
Wife, your power in the home
is unlimited. You are its queen.
There, at least, your sway is
undisputed. There is nothing
that can so lift a man up—that
can inspire him to great achievement,.as the feeling that he has
at his side a woman whom he can
truly love, whom he can fully
trust, and at who's feet he may
bow in highest respect. You intensify his joy and blunt the
keen edge of his sorrow. It is
true that it takes a grand woman to do this, but you can be
that grand woman.
WM.    MERKIFIELD,    Proprietor.
L)un<iuuir Ave..      Cumberland. B.C.
{i copenhagen!
!;.:•• snuff -3
It is manufactured
tobacco in its purest
It has a pleasing
Tt is tobacco scientifically prepared
for man's use.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very-
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
Seventeen Days only
until Dominion-Wide
We Do  Not Substitute — We   Guarantee   Delivery.
We offer some of our Special Lines at the following Attractive Prices:
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Hardware, Croceryware and
General Merchandise
West Cumberland. B.C.
Bevan, B.C.
Fine Old Canadian Rye  $12.00 $5.00
Seagram & Corby's 7-year old Rye  13.00 5.25
G. & W. (Special Botling)  14.00 5.50
Gooderham & Worts' Special	
(Distilllery Bottling)  17.00 6.50
Gooderham & Worts' Ordinary	
(Distillery Bottling)  15.00 6.00
Walker's  Imperial  17.00 6.25
Donald McGregor's Dew of Ben Nevis $20.00 $7.75
Mcintosh's fine old Glenlivet  22.00 8.25
Fine old Highland (McAdam's)  24.00 8.75
House of Lords (Graham & Co.)  25.00 9.50
Usher's O.V.G.  30.00 11.50
Train & Mclntyre's Veteran  29.00
BRANDY Cases      Gal
"Three Star" Lavellier Cognac Brandy $24.00 $10.50
Magnier "Three Star" Cognac     22.00   10.00
"Three Star" Hennessy—the genuine     40.00
bin Cases      Gal.
Genuine Holland Geneva  	
(12 bottles in case) $24.00   $7.50
"Gold Cross" Holland Gin    	
(15 bottles in ease) 30.00
Gordon's Dry Gin 33.00
Betts & Co. Old Tom 18.00    6.50
Betts & Co. London Dry Gin 22.00    7.50
RUMS Cases      Gal.
Dingwall & Norris' Fine Old Jamaica $22.75 $10.00
Fine Old Demarara 23.75   10.50
Finest Old Jamaica, O.P. 20.00   11.50
Ports, Sherries and Liquors at most reasooable Prices:
We are the authorized agents lor Cascade Beers; also
Ci earn Stout—the real beer no imitation: $14.50 per
barrel; $3.25 per 2 doz. pints; $.'{. 15 per dozen quarts.
Also U.B.C. Bohemian Beer, $13.75 per barrel.
For  Price  Lists  and   Further Information
Apply to
Send Orders and Make Payments to Order of
The Dominion Distributing Company
304 11th Avenue East
NOTICE is hereby given that
the first sitting of the Court of
Revision to revise the Assessment
Roll of the City of Cumberland
ah prepared by the Assessor for
the year 1918, will be held in the
City Council Chambers on Monday, April 1st 1918, at 7.30 p.m.
Any person having a complaint
to make against the Assessment
of himself or of any other person, must give notice in writing
stating the ground of his complaint, not less than ten days before the sitting of the said Court.
Dated at Cumberland this 27th
day of February, 1918.
A. McKinnon,
City Clerk,
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the HARMONOLA
All the latest Books,  Magazines
and Periodicals.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
Poultry Supplies
Cyphers' Incubators
Conkey's Stock Remedies
Conkey's Louse Killers
Building Lime
Agricultural Lime
OAT FEED,   the cheapest  Dairy
Feed on the market, $28 per ton.
HAY, good quality, $24.00 a ton
while it lasts.
Ask your grocer for B. & K. Rolled
Oats, Split Peas, and Pearl Barley.
They are the best on the market.
P.O. Box 248 Phone 66L
Tea!    Tea!    Tea!
Why buy paper when you want tea?
The price of paper is practically double what it was in normal
times, therefore it is very plain that in buying Teas put up in
artistic packages, YOU pay for the package.
I Specialize in   Bulk Teas
Try my "Supreme" Blend at 60^ per rb.
4oz. sample, 15^.
"Old Drury" Blend at 50y per ft. Try a Jft.
These Teas are specially adapted to the waters of this District, and are blends of the choicest teas of India and Ceylon.
Fine "Ceylon Tea" at 4(V per tt>.    This tea is already
a great favorite in this city.
Buy in Bulk and get full value in Tea!
Will be received by the undersigned for the renovating and
kalsomining of the interior of
Grace Methodist Church. All
material will be supplied. For
particulars and details of work
to be done apply at the Methodist Parsonage. Tenders to be
addressed to Edward W. Bickle,
P. O. Drawer 430, Cumberland,
B. C. The highest or lowest tender not necessarily accepted.
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 the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal mining rights are not
being operated, such returns should be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal 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.B.—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
Any  Make  of Car Overhauled and Repaired.
Gasoline, Oil,  Grease and
Ford parts in stock.
FORD Repairs a Specialty.   Practically and Promptly Executed.
Income  Tax Forms
Are   now   available
Returns must be filed on or before 31st March
THE Dominion Income War Tax Act requires you to fill in one or more of
the five special Forms provided before 31st March, 1918. In order to
assist the public to understand just what is required of them, information
on each Form is given below. Read carefully, then get three copies of the
form that fits your case and fill them in. Answer all questions fully and
accurately. For making false statements, a penalty of $10,000 or six months'
imprisonment, or both, is proviJed.
Individuals.—All persons'unmarried, and all widows or widowers without dependent children,
whose income is $1500 a year or more, must fill in Form TI. All other persons whose income il
$3000 or more, use the same Form. Where any income is derived from dividends, list amounts
received from Canadian and Forcinn securities separarely. Fill in pap.es 1, 2 and 3 only. Do not
mark on pauc 4. Partnerships, as such need not file returns, but the individuals forming the partnerships must.
Corporations and Joint Stock Companies, no matter how created or organiied, shall pay tht
normal tax on income exceeding $3000. Use Form T2—giving particulars of income. Also
attach a financial statement. Under Deductions, show in detail amounts paid to Patriotic Fund
and Canadian Red Cross or other approved War Funds.
Trustees, Executors, Administrators of Estates and Assignees use Form T3. Full particulars
of the distribution of income from all estates handled must be shown al well as details of amounts
distributed.   A separate Form must be filled in for each estate.
Employers must use Form T4 to give names and amounts of salaries, bonuses, commissions and
other remuneration paid to all employees during 1917 where such remuneration amounted in tht
aggregate to $1000 or over.
Corporation Lists of Shareholders.—On Form TS corporations shall give a statement of all
bonuses, and dividends paid to Shareholders residing in Canada during 1917 stating to whom paid,
and the amounts.
Figures in every case are to cover 1917 income—all Forms must be filed by 31st March.   Fee
neglect, a fine of $100 for each day of default may be Imposed.
In the case of Forms TI and T2, keep one copy of the filled in Form and file the other two with
the Inspector of Taxation for your District.   In the case of T3, T4 and TS, keep one copy and file
the other two, with the Commissioner of Taxation, Dept. of Finance, Ottawa.
Farms may be obtained from the District Inspectors ef Taxation and from the Post*
masters at all leading centres.
Postage must he paid on all I'tta
and documents forwarded by mail
to Inspector of Taxation.
Department of Finance,
Ottawa, Canada
Inspector of Taxation.  A. G. McCANDLESS.
* ■ received the very latest colors and designs. Owing to the scarcity of fine woolen
goods and the very high price of cotton, Silks
are to be very largely used this season.
In Messalines we have had delivered to us shades of Paddy, Navy,
Nigger Brown, Pale Blue, Old Rose, Cinnamon Brown, White and
Black.    The quality of this line is very fine and will give good
In Silk Poplins we have on view all the leading shades in a quality
which we can recommend and which can be depended upon to give
good satisfaction.
Black Taffeta is very popular for skirts and dresses for the new
spring styles.
Durability Silk, 36in. wide, is another new line this season, in which
we carry the staple colors.   This is, as its name signifies, a hard
wearer at a popular price.
We have Pongee Silks on hand for spring wear, the largest stock of
Pongee Silks we have ever received, knowing as we do that for value
and service Pongee leads all other silks for children's, misses' and
ladies' wear. We can show you Pongee Silks from the very heavy
coating, which is luxurious in appearance, to the most inexpensive
New Carpets
Our stock of Carpets, while limited, comprizes tapestry, Brussels,
Jute and Axminster, in good colorings, at reasonable prices.
Scotch Stair Carpet, which was so scarce for some time, we have
now in two colors, at 75c. a yard.
Axminster Rugs.   We were fortunate in securing some of large size,
very heavy pile, at pre-war prices, owing to some slight flaws.   .See
these before it is too late.
New  Umbrellas with   very  Chic Handles
The Big Store is brimming over
with New Goods
Call and give us the pleasure of showing you some of the new lines..
Phone 3-8
George Barrass
Late 102nd Battalion, C.E.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 360 Cumberland
Cumberland Tailor
Repairing, Pressing end   Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring a Specialty.
Phone 1
Genti Tailors Prices Moderate
'The Jockey of Death," at the llo Ho
Theatre on Wednesday, March 27th.


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