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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1891
VOL. IX., No. 2
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
London, March 26.--An official
statement on the aerial operations
tonight says:
"On Monday our airplanes
were employed almost entirely
in bombing the enemy's troops
and transports massed in the
areas behind the battle front and
in attacking them with machine
gun fire from low heights. Twenty-two tons of bombs were dropped in this work, and over 100,-
000 rounds were fired from the
machine guns.
"All our pilots reported that
the ground targets offered by
the enemy surpassed description.
They were able to drop their
bombs with accuracy, and fire
with effect right into the centre of infantry battalions in close
formation and into columns of
cavalry and transport. •
"A certain amount of fighting
in the air took place, but it was
less intense than on the previous
day. Thirteen hostile airplanes
weie brought down and ten were
driven down out of control.
Eight of our machines are missing. The majority of our casualties were confined lo the low flying machines by fire from the
"During the night our flying
airplanes continued to bomb and
attack with machine gun fire the
enemy's troops in his forward
arear and transports on the roads
leading to the front."
The Associated Press correspondent telegraphs:
"No official figures are at
hand, but from compilations
made personally the correspondent is convinced that at least 130
German airplanes have been
brought down in the last five
"Bapaume was turned into an
infernc by squadrons of British
aviators. Their bombs tore to
pieces whatever was left of the
place, The work of the British
airmen since the beginning of
the battle has been one of the
brighest spots. Brilliant battles
have been fought by scores of
aviators, and the service has
proved fully its ability to smother the German airmen at critical
times. The compilations of German airplane losses made by the
correspondent have reference to
only one section of the battle-
front, comprising perhaps two-
thirds of the line."
ffitO WWII
i,,'    nsterdnni,   March   26.   The
In Tagelishe Rundschau of
A '"ay's date attempts to lower
'/i-Aigh  expectations   of   the
German people on the great of-
lonsive.   The paper points out
•i at it will be necessary to crush
•^e British army  before   it   is
flssible to break down   resistance, and adds: >
"If it impossible after a short
hut severe artillery preparation
to break through all the lines
■with our infantry, then we must
inot count on an immediate break
through along the whole front.
Watch the windows of the corner store for the ladies of St.
George's Church have a surprise
coming for the public.
William Mordy and William
Kickson arrived on Friday from
/•inco'iver to siend the Easter
holidays with their parents.
London, March, 26.- The London evening papers take consoW-
iion iu the fact that the Germans
thus far have failed to break the
British lines or force a wedge
between the British and French
armies, and in the news from
France that the gaps have been
filled with local reserves, while
the strategical reserves remain
intact for- their own special purpose.
The Standard says:
"After five days of fighting
the British line has gone back
almost to the limits of the Somme
battlefield. But though it is
elastic, it is not brittle; it is bent,
but not broken,"
The Globe says:
"The Germans have failed to
thrust so deeply into the Biitish
as to make a re-union of the
fissure impossible, and to defeat
the seperated masses in detail.
And with every hour the German chances grow less."
Members of the stock exchange
today were eagerly discussing
the situation on the western
front. An optomistic view was
taken, and confidence remained
unshaken. The prices of some
of the low-priced shares which
recently had been forced up
dropped, but there was an easier
tendency noticeable in a few other directions. There was no
selling pressure anywhere,' Consols, the war loan and French
bonds, which are the real test of
the market, were quoted around
yesterday's level.
Report of Firemen's Masquerade
The following is a report of the
receipts and expenditures in connection with the recent Cumberland Volunteer Firemen's Masquerade Ball, held in the Ilo Ilo
Hall on March 15th:
Door receipts $276.70
Subscriptions    from   the
merchants    92.50
Total $369.20
Expenses: Prize List $ 68.00
Islander printing    31.00
Amusement Tax .....   25.15
Music       18.00
Hall rent          12.00
Floor Wax      1.50
Sundries      1.70
Balance on hand ..
The matron of the Cumberland General Hospital gratefully
acknowledges the receipt of the
following donations: From the
Women's Benefit Association of
the Maccabees, one comforter,
t ,'o bed spreads, half a dozen
shei ts and half a dozen pillow
cases, From the residents of
Minto; Thomas Pearse, half a
i<in of potatoes. Mr. Kinbleton,
one sack of potatoes, Mrs. Kinbleton, two jars of fruit, Mrs.
Carter, two jars of fruit.
K. Campbell, Matron.
C. R. Drader, principal of the
Cumberland High School, left
for Victoria on Friday.
Afternoon Tea or Ice Crpam
served by Belgian girls April 11th.
Lois Peacey who is attending
school at Victoria, arrived on
Friday on a visit to her parents.
Caleb Dando, Jr. who suffered
severe injuries in the recent auto
accident near the Y, just outside
Cumberland, is now able to walk
Mrs. Alfred Gledhill, of Alder
The City Council held their
usual session in the Council
Chambers on Tuesday evening.
His Worship, Mayor Harrison,
presiding, with the following aldermen present: Banks, Braes,
Carey, Furbow, Halliday and
Tarbell.     .
The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and adopted.
The Council received a communication from A. R. Kierstead
requesting permission to remove
the gasoline tank outside his
premises and to replace it with
a new tank and pumps and lo
erect a sign across the sidewalk.
This was referred to the Board
of Works, that they may investigate and report.
A circular letter from W. E.
Scott, Deputy Minister of the
Department of Agriculture stating that the Department had
purchased fifty tons of whale fertilizer for distribution. This was
received and filed.
Cumberland, B. C, March 23.,
1918.-Mr. A. McKinnon, City
Clerk, Dear Sir:-Re Welcoming Home Returned Soldiers, A
public meeting was held in the
Council Chambers, on the evening of Friday Ihe 22nd., to consider the above mentioned matter, when the following officers
were elected.
President, Mr. T,Carey, Secretary Jno. Sutherland, Treasurer,
Mrs. J, Bruce, with Mr. Pearse
as member of Committee.
Several of the local lodges were
represented by two members appointed on that Committee, and
the secretary was instructed to
write all the lodges, as well as
the City Council asking them to
appoint two members to act on
the Committee.
The first meeting will take
place on the evening of Wednesday, April 3rd., at 7.30 p. m„
when we trust the two appointed
will be present, to help to complete arrangements. Yours truly,
The Council appointed Aid.
Thos. E. Banks, and City Clerk
McKinnon to represent the City
Council on the committee to welcome home returned soldiers.
The auditors report as follows
was received and filed.
To His Worship the Mayor and
Alderman, City of Cumberland,
B.C. Gentlemen: I have much
pleasure in submitting my annual
report for the year ending December 31st, 1917.
During the past year there has
been a general improvement a-
long all lines. During the first
part of the year industrial conditions began to improve and by
midsummer there was a scarcity
of labor, notwithstanding the
increases in pay to carry on the
local industries.
The payments or. file street
lii'hling system installed during
the fall of 1916 have been completed, and by exercising due
care Ihe cost of street lighting
can be controlled so as to give
general satisfaction, and also be
kept within reasonable cost for
cui rent used. Considerable work
was also completed on the streets
during the past year, and by
continuing to grade one or two
streets each year, the city streets
would soon be in a much better
condition than many of them
are at present.
1 find a marked increase in
the amount of real estate taxes
collected during the past, year
due in part no doubt to the improved industrial conditions, and
also in part to the steps taken
December 31st, 1914, and I would
respectfully recommend that a-
nother tax sale be held this year
to cover arrears up to December
31st, 1916. It would appear some
persons were making very little
effort to meet their rates and in
a number of cases property is being allowed to fall into a very
bad state of repair, and in a
short time be of no value.
1 find a very large amount of
arrears outstanding on account
of the local improvement by-law
for cement sidewalks on Dunsmuir Avenue, and as these rafts
are past due and thu bonda mature during the year 1919, due
steps should be taken during Ihe
present year to make provision
for the payment of same.
I also note a very considerable
falling off in the amount of licence fees collected due to the
passing of the Prohibition Act.
The ordinary trades licences are
very low and I am of the opinion
that these could be increased so
as to bring in considerable ad:
ditional revenue.
The cost of education has increased very considerably during
the past year and it would appeal as though the increase would
continue during the coming
year. The teachers salaries were
very low during the years 1915
and 1916, and are not yet up to
the standard wage paid in other
centres. The education department has extended the boundaries of the school district during
the past year and this will give
the city power to levy rates for
school purposes on the extended
I have much pleasure in referring to the valued help and cooperation of your city clerk, who
has at all times given me the
greatest assistance and all necessary information required.
All of which is hereby respectfully submitted.
s Auditor.
Cumberland, B. C, Mar. 19th. 18
This report was received and
The following accounts were
were referred   to  the Finance
Committee for payment:
Royal Standard Grain Ag. $34.10
Cum. Electric Light Co.
British Columbia Gazette
James Stewart
grove, sister of Mr.=. II. Wilson,: t0 collect outstanding arrears of
is visiting Cumberland and is a taxes. The tax sales of last Oct-
guest at the Parsonage. tober covered arrears due up to
Mayor Harrison, Aid. Carey,
Braes, Furbow, Halliday and
Banks were appointed to act on
the Court of Revision to be held
in the Council Chamber on Monday, April 1st., commencing at
7.30 p. m.
The Hoard of Works were in
structed to purchase lumber and
material and repair all crosjlnge
and ditches,
The Council then adjourned.
Notice is hereby given thai the
Conciliation Board to enquire ii -
to the dispute between the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Ltd, and its machinists, bladk-
smiths etc., will meet to hear all
parties concerned, in the school
house, Union Bay, on Thursday,
April 4th, at 10 a. m.
1). M. EBERTS, Chairman.
Mrs. F. A. McCarthy, Mrs.
Wilcouk am' Mrs."'Grant' were
passengers on Friday's train.
Misses Grace and Hilda Watson left by a-tto on Thursday for
Miss Chesley, of the High
Soli nil, left for Qualicu n on Fi:-
day to spi nd the Easter ho!ida. ■;.
Reception Committee Formed  I
A public meeting was held in
the council chambers on Friday
evening, March 22nd, for the
purpose of organizing and appointing a permanent committee
to extend a suitable welcome to
ail soldiers upon I heir return
The meeting was called at the
request of the mayor and com -
oil who suggested that each and
every Patriotic and Benevolent
Association should be represented
on the permanent reception committee.
Wesley Willard, J. P., selected by the council to call the pub-
lie meeting, occupied the chair,
and John Sutherland was selected as secretary pro tern.
Aid. Carey addressed the meeting and speaking on behalf of
city council said it was not a
question of the mayor and aldermen shirking their duty, but a
matter of the financial condition
of the city treasury which was
not able to stand the strain. Aid.
Banks speaking along the lines
thought the city would be willing
to do its share.
It was considered inadvisable
to take money from the patriotic
fund for the purpose of entertaining returned soldiers and it
decided to leave the patriotic
fund alone.
The following officials wereap-
pointed as follows:
President, Thos. H. Carey.
Secretary, John Sutherland.
Treasurer. Mrs. John Bruce.
The reception committee will
consist of two from every Patriotic and Benevolent Society in
town, including the Board of
School Trustees and City Council. R. Peaiceof the G.W.V.A.
was also appointed a member of
that committee.
At the meeting of the subscribers of Patriotic Fund held later
in the evening, John Sutherland
was appointed a trustee to take
the place of Robert Henderson,
resigned, who has left the district.
The following resolution was
unanimously adopted:
Resolved that this meeting
acting in the best interests of
"Women and Children" dependent on the above named association do suggest to the trustees
for consideration at their next
meeting, that owing to the high
cost of living, and tbe splendid
reserve in the bank of ovei
$9000,00, that the monthly income of the Patriotic Association
be expended proportionately a-
mong the children depending on
I lo.'-pitul Concert Receipts
The total receipts of the Hos
ijtal concert ami dance held in
the Ilo llo Theatre on March 6th
were as follows:
Program advertising   ..% 528.00
Cmcert and dance   .  .     079.75
Larsens have none
for Easter.
s, John Sutherland
eft  for Ladysmith
^^^^^ $1207.76
Deposited to the credit of
the Treasurer Cumberland General Hospital $1000.00
Credit of Treasurer of
Ladies' Hosp, Auxiliary   100.00
Printing and Advertising   107.75
town Airoi'Tcs
Children be-sure and see the
Oriental Fish Point at the Fair.
The Miss.s
to Fanny Bay
Mr, and Mr
and family I
on Friday.
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.
Order your seeds now. A. H.
Peacey will fill your order for
anything in Ronnie's Catalogue
at Catalogue price. Bulk seed a
specialty.    Ask for catalogue.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Methodist Church will hold a Sale of
Work and Afternoon Tea on
Thursday,April 25th. Particulars
Fancy Fair or Sale of Work in
aid of St. George's Church,
Thurs. April 11th.
All the stores will be closed on
Easter Monday, April 1st. Do
your shopping today..
Charles Graham, District Superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries, returned on Sunday
from a visit to Nanaimo.
Pte. John Marocchi, of Willows
Camp, Victoria, arrived on Wednesday evening on a visit to his
Mr. and Mrs. James Dick and
family, id' Ladysmith, arrived on
Sunday. Mr. Dick commenced
his duties as paymaster of the
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir,
Ltd., on Monday morning.
Every one should take in the
Canadian Supper at the corner
store April 11th.
Mrs. J. Liddell left for Chemainus on Monday morning and
will spend Easter with her
daughter Margaret.
Miss Sophie Walker and J. H.
Stevens were united in marriage
on Monday morning by the Rev.
James Hood and left for Vancouver and Victoria the same day.
J. M. Savage, General Manager of the Canadian Collieries,
Dunsmuir Ltd., arrived on Tuesday.
W. A. Owen, Construction Engineer of the Canadian Collieries,
left for Nanaimo Saturday and
returned on Tuesday.
Some of the attractions at the
Fancy Fair will he French, British, Italian, Belgium, Japanese
and U. S. stalls.
MissH. Reese left f„r Parks-
ville on Wednesday on a month's
Mrs. Frank Dalby ami family
returned on Wednesday evening
limn Nanaimo. Florene and
Lorna are here spending the
Easter Holidays with their parents
(I. C. Baker, Cashier of the
I lanad an Collieries Dunsmuir,
Ltd., ii ft for Victoria en Wednesday,
;i gularmeeting of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Cumberland General Hospital will be held
at the home of Mrs.   John Bruce
on Thursday, April 4th.,  1918,
at 8 p. m.
Red Cross  collections  for the
month of March were as follows:
Maryport Avenue % 10.2.")
Cumberland, B.C., March 30, '18 Penrith Avenue 10.80
Received from E.  W.  Bickle I.Bevan   . 14.00
the sum of $100 to be placed to
the credit of Mrs. 10, B. Hicks,
Treasurer of the Ladies' Auxiliary.
Windermere Avenue.
Dunsmuir Avenue..
Royal Bank of Canada, j Derwent and Allen	
F. A, McCarthy, Manager. Mrs. J.R.Lockard (saleof
I       beads) _   35.00
Cumberland, B.C., March 30, 'IS Ilo Ilo Theatre, percentage   47.0o
Received from E.   W. Bickle Membership Fees... 7,00
the sum of $1000, to be placed .to
the credit of th i treasurer of the
Cumberland General Hospital.
Royal Bank of Canada,
F. A. McCarthy, Manager.
Total • $213.20
S. Thomson, of H. M. C. S.
Rainbow, sun of Mr. and Mrs.
Dune m Thomson, was here on a
visit on Friday.
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Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
There is perhaps no anthem
among those in which inspired
composers have displayed their
genius,  which  speaks more directly to the human heart than
the one founded on the words of
the psalmist, "And I said, oh,
that I had wings like a dove for
then I would fly away and be at
rest."   As this sentiment, borne
on the lips of choristers,   rises
through the spaces of church or
cathedral, it seems to expiess the
thought of everybody  present.
For there are none who do not
occasionally feel the  desire  to
"get away from it all."   The
constant and reiterated   grind;
the   everlasting   sameness    of
things; some special conjunction
of   unfortunate   circumstances;
some    disappointment    greater
than usual   these things are apt
to make one think that it would
be a delightful thing to be quickly and suddenly transferred from
the scene of these troubles, as a
bird flies from some place   of
danger to the remote recesses of
the wilderness,   It is a feeling
not common perhaps in youth,
nor in advanced age.   The abundant  optimism   of   the   young
makes everything seem delightful, and  troubles  are  brushed
away.   The aged have usually
learned some deg'ee of patience
wherewith to wait for what God
will send.   But to those between
the two periods,  who are bearing the burden and heat of the
day and who are sometimes agonized by their douhts and fears,
there come these times of longing for the far olf places  where
there is an imagined peace.
That this kind of feeling existed in all ages is shown by the
words before quoted, They are
very ancient; but their spirit is
perfectly modern. A clever modern essayist lias said that the
great characteristic of modem
life is worry; but it would seem
from the psalmist's words that
it was familiar in ancient life
also, for here we have the utterance uf a thoroughly worried
man. From the midst of endless
cares, fears and griefs, he wearily looks up; he plainly sees that
where he is, the day will never
come in which cares, griefs and
fens will not surround him; and
so he bursts out into a vague,
hopeless, yet passionate cry- he
can not clearly say for what, but
only that he might get away to
some place-he does not know
where—in which these should be
done with for ever, It was as
he fancied that thei e surely was.
somewhere, some happy island
where he might find peace and
rest at last. Which is about as
modern a sentiment as if the
words had been written in this
century, buzzing with electricity
and "modern improvements."
And there are those in whom this
feeling of hopelessness and defeat among their troubles is so
strong that they seek rest in
Now it is plain that though
the attitude of the psalmist is a
natural one, which we must all
sometimes share, it is one which,
as things are now, is scarcely
practical. The attitude of manly
fortitude is not to wish to fly
away on the wings of a dove,
but to stay and fight things out.
If we believe in an Almighty
Providence at all, we believe
that we have been placed where
we are for that purpose. We
are here to make the best of
things each day; to take everything as it comes, and neither to
evade it nor be crushed by it.
Any life worth living includes
rebuffs, dangers, struggles. The
people who go along without
them lose their souls in a fat
complacency. The constant seeking for the easy path is not conducive to the highest character.
Though there are times of respite
when one may seek in travel, in
mountain solitude, or in pathless
forest the quiet comforting of
nature's motherliness, we have
for the most part to live lives in
which endurance and valor are
The part of the wise is there,
fore to spend as little time on
vainly wishing for wings, and to
apply themselves with such vigor as God gives them to duties
that are near  to  their   hand.
There are springs of faith and
hope from which, people in the
past strengthened for the daily
task.   Those springs are available still. There is a bright record
of those who in bygone days have
had difficulties to contend with
compared with which our own
shrink into insignificance.   Did
these heroes of the human race
waste much time in praying for
wings to take them away out of
everything? They were too deeply concerned with the business
they had in hand to think of such
a thing.    Their successes were
won through their sturdy determination to overcome every difficulty in the name of God.     And
they have left us an  example
which bids us not to succumb to
the wish of the psalmist, even
when accompanied by the strains
of the divinest music. The teach
ing of their example is not at all
lessened in value, by the experi
ence of those who would inglor-
iously fly away from diffculties,
Those who make pleasure and
rest an end in themselves, rarely
attain that for which they seek;
for there are few people less to
be   envied    than    pronounced
"globetrotters." A nobler happiness than theirs is  found  by
those who valiantly address themselves to the duties of life, however difficult, and who are able
to listen to and to take to themselves the words of that other
anthem,   "0 Rest in the Lord
and Wait Patiently for Him and
He Shall Give Thee Thy Heart's
Who is the greatest woman in
all history? One hundred and
fifty school teachers recently
answered the question, and with
enthusiasm and unanimity the
judges awarded the prize to the
one who made this reply: "The
wife of a farmer of moderate
means who does her own cooking, washing, ironing, sewing,
brings up a family of boys and
girls to be useful members of society and has time for intellec
tual improvement.
A young woman in Illinois has
resigned her position as teach
er in the public schools for the
purpose of going as a mission
ary to Africa. Why should she go
so far when Chicago is so
near, and'where there are more
■heathen to the square yard than
there are in Africa to the twelve
square miles. Strange idea of
missionary work these school
marms have.
Many a mother who knows all
about the work of the missionaries in the interior villages of
the Fiji Islands hasn't the remotest idea what her seventeen-
year-old son is doing down town
till midnight. What's more, she
doesn't seem to think it her business to know.
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
Open Day and Night Inth!StK«e^k''own
Special   Dinner   Every    Saturday
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.
Get Behind the Wheel
of a Ford and Drive
TRY it just once!  Ask your friend to let you "pilot" his
car on an open stretch.  You'll like it, and will bo surprised bow easily the Ford is handled and driven.
If you have never felt the thrill of driving your own car,
there is something good In store for you.    It ia vastly
different from just riding—being a passenger.   And especially so if you drive a Ford.
Young boys, girls, women and even grandfathers—thousands ot 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 ba behind "the wheel"
F. 0. B. FORD, ONT.
Runabout • $575
Touring - - $595
Coupe • • $770
Sedan- ■ • $970
Chassis • • $535
One-ton Truck $750
E. C. EMDE, Dealer, Courtenay
TAKE NOTICE that on and after April 1st,  1918,  the
manufacture of beer in Canada is piohibited.
Cascade and U.B.C.   Beer
at Calgary, Alta.
Full particulars as to mailing: nr telegraphing orders will
be given by ALEX. MAXWELL, Cumberland, B.C.
place your order Cascade and U.B.C.
ii I ...   - i l-l-l-ll-. 1
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 heri 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 dor.e 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 you can
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
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 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.
"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 aa human ingenuity can make it.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Nanaimo, B.C. Cumberland, B.C.
Will be open again in the Old
Stand with a full supply of
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakei a Specialty
NEW HOME BAKERY     „.,,„,,
j. halliday Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
. Dunsnuir Ave.,      Cumberland.'
Grocers and
Groceries, Dry Goods; Boots and Shoes
Hardware, Croceryware and
General Merchandise
Contributions from the members of the
Chinese Free Mason Benevolent Society
in aid of the Cumberland General Hospital, at the dramatic performance given
by the Yin Ding Sir Stock Co., under the
auspices of the Chinese National ist League,
held at Chinatown on Wednesday, March
20th, 1918:   Published by request.
Mar Foojeing $5.00
Tso Horn  3.00
Chan Hing .' ,... 2.50
Mar Won Jeing  2.50
Mar On Shing  2.00
Sam Wo Lee  1,50
Mar Wah  1.00
Mar Tai Toong  1.00
Leing Hong Ng  1.00
Lew Kai  1.00
Lee BakSoon  1.00
Kee Fung  1.00
Fung Yeun  1.00
Lee Chun »  1.00
Kai Chong  1.50
Leung Hing  1.00
YeeYuen  1.00
TsoChing Gam  1.00
How Goy Jack  1.00
Chan Yuen  1.00
Mar Chuck Fong  1.00
Chow Chee  1.00
Chong Bang Lun  1.00
Yee Gan Ben  1.00
Dong Yuen  1.00
Fung Chong Gar  1.00
Wong Poy  1.05
Yee Butt Sing  1.00
Lew Tung Du  1.00
LimLipWen  1.00
Chan Kam Dock  1.00
Mar Kwong Chong  1.00
Hong Yee Hing  1.00
Gee Sun Dan 50
Tso Him 50
Chan Toon 50
Tso Chong Kue    :50
Cheng Tin Yee    .60
Lee Wing 50
Mar Kei '. 50
Chew Lee 75
Shon Suey 75
Lun Kai 50
TsoChong-Hin 50
FungSsiKoon 50
Mar Tai Hane 50
JungBakYow 50
Mar Suey Shing 50
Mar Tai Nin 50
Wong Fohg Cheng  .50
Kong Hing 50
Chan Ban 50
Chan Bak Jon 50
Jung Gin Noy 50
WM.   MERMFIELD,   Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave..        Cumberland, B.C.
D. Campbell's
Meat 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.
West Cumberland. B.C.
Bevan, B.C.
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
craned; 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.
O. Soo 50
Chow Chew 50
NgYow 50
Woo WyeNoow    ,50
Mar Hong Yuen 50
Chang Fong Mon 50
Mar Doey 50
Yip Chung    .50
Yeejow 50
Chan Toy    .50
WongChee 50
Fung Chew Foo 50
Jung Toy 50
Leu Gang Teng 50
Mar Wey 50
Tso Kin 50
Yoing Kei Yuen 50
Mar Shing 50
Yen Yip Shun 50
Chow Kuok Hing 50
Ng Sek Wing  50
Fung Dan Ning 50
KowQuan Shuck 50
Lee Wing Gee 50
Leung Fat 50
Leung Gon 50
Wong Sher Chew 50
Don Pouk       .50
Kwong Shu Gan    .50
Wong Fee Sai    .50
Chan Dip Mon 50
Jung Jack     50
TsoShurug 50
WongKwok 50
Wong Kee Ying      - 50
Lee Kee Ying 50
WongHee 50
Yomg Ngo 50
Wong Sak Chu 50
Wong Nam Yong 50
Leung Yan .' 50
Leung Pill 50.
Hoo Dan Wing 50
How Tai :   .50
Tso Suey Ping 50
Tso Fung Moy 50
GeeTongDu , 50
Mar Yok Hing 50
Wong Shu Sai 50
Leung Ban 50
Yee Dak , 50
Mar Wing Gett    .50
Cheu Du 50
Chong Gee Sing 50
Chan Yee Ning 50'
Fung Seem 50
Tso Cheng tun....!, 50
Mar Jin Jeing 50
Wong Ye Jung 50
Fung Boo 50
Lim Foor 50
Chen Tue 50
Chan Yow 50
Chen Doun Wing 50
Jung Sun 50
Loo Tai Chung 50
Fung Chee Noy 50
Tso Chong Hen 50
Leu Wing 50
Leung Chew    ,50
Chan Mon Tong 50
Chan Ming Dan 50
Mar Don Gee 50
Mar Bing Hung 50
Mar Yet Hong 50
Jung Don 50
Lim Kwong Nung 50
Chan Hing 50
Chen Pack 50
Jang Suey Ying 50
Wong Gon Lett 50
Mar FookLen 50
Mar Len Duck 5n.
Chen Loy 50
Quan Moon 50
Chung Chun Suey 50
Mar Ming Ark 50
Jung Gah 50
Yee Yee 50
Mar Kwong Lan 50
Mar Kwong On 50
Lee Shing Dan     „ 50
Mar Lim Sing 50
Yee Yick Gam 50
Ng Wing    .50
Yee Yet Jeun       ..,. 50
Lee Jun 50
Yee Ting Chuck 50
Charlie Sing Chong 	
Chow Lee & Sons
Wah Sang
Kam Sun Low
Wong Why
Kwong Me Lung
Lai Yuen
Wing Yick Lung
Wing Chong
Yee Yuen
Kwong On Jun
Wing Sun Lung
Chong Wo Tong
Wing Kee Tailor Shop
Ho Hee      .
Kai Chung sold none
Fook Yuen
Lai Fung
Sing Shun
Wing Wo Ling sold none
Gue Gee Gong
Yim Kee
Chinese Nationalist League
Young Quey Hing sold none
Tai On
Charlie Sing Kee
Kee Fung
Gee Wo Fong
Cash taken at door
Hong Chong, Bevan
Sam Wo Lee
Hop Yuen
„ .50
It is manufactured
tobacco in its purest
It has a pleasing
It is tobacco scieni
tilically 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.
Receipts from the sale of advertising
in connection with the progrem of thr
Cumberland General Hospital Concert and
Dance held in the Ilo Ilo Theatre on
March 6th, 1918:
Feb. 20. Cumberland &Chinatown$146.50
"   21. Waverley Hotel .2.50
"   22. No. 1 Japanese Town as
per list supplied 80.00
"     " Pride of the West Knitting
Mills       5.00
"    " Dr. Kambara      5.00
"   23. Bolatovich Bulovich Des-
mica    7.50
"   25. Alex Maxwell 5.00
"   27. Kishimoto & Company 5.00
"    " Charles Wheeler     2.50
"    " No. 5 Japanese Town as
per list supplied 66.50
" " S. Hayashi, Photographer 2.50
" 28. Mah Gow and Tomy Luin 5.00
"     " M. Tsurwoka 1.00
"     " Courtenay Section 45.00
Mar. 1. Island Supply, Bevan 2.50
"     " Union Bay Section 35.00
"     " Bevan Section 40.00
"     " Extra from Bevan .50
"     6. Mrs. Roy Rideout 5.00
"     " Thos. Conn 2.50
"     " Cumb. Electric Lighl Co.     2.50
 Water Works Co.       2.50
"     7. Charlie Sing Chong 5.00
"   11. Cumberland Section 37.f'0
" 14. Court. Electric Light Co. 5.0U
"   15. Royston Lumber Co. 5.00
Proceeds from sale of tickets for Concert and Dance.
Feb. 28. Clinton and Henderson    $ 11.00
Mar. 5. Lai Yuen ......     1.00
"   6. Stanley Mounce 1.00
"   6. Fred Wilcock  50
"   7. E. D. Pickard 5.00
"   7. Miss Reynolds 56.50
"   7. John Sutherland 71.00
"   7. Miss Collins 101.50
•'   7. Chinese Donation 10.00
"   8. Miss Reynolds ..     4.25
" 12. George Tarbell, Courtenay    5.00
" 19. Wong Wye 5.50
" 19. Charlie Sing Chong 7.50
From Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton, secretary
Ladies' Auxiliary, and sold by the  ladies
of that organization and their assistants;
Mar. 19. Union Bay 57.00
"     "   Bevan 22.50
"     "   Royston 20.50
"     "   Minto 46.00
"     "   Cumberland & Vicinity    236.00
"   Japanese 18.00
Total $679.75
Hospital Conceit and Dance        $ t>79.75
Program Advertisements 528.00
Total .       $12117.75
Printing and Advertising 107.75
Among the many good things
which help to make up the happiness of a home, are the weekly
visits of this paper; try it.
Yes, it costs something in the
m itter of coal, but yon are economizing beautifully on ire
$ 5.25
Dance as usual in Ilo Ilo Hal
to-night 9 to 12,
Photo shows U.S. troops leaving their training trenches
for a long hike through the country to harden them, Several hundred thousand are now  in  perfect shape to meet
the German drive, FOUR
THE WAR FOR THE WEEK banks of the Somme near Braye
PARIS, March 26,-Battle con-|forced back distances last night.
Einues with the greatest violence
Washington, March 26.—
France's confidence that the
great Gorman offensive is wasting its strength against the Allied line is voiced in an ollicial
despatch    received  here   today
J unci the Germans are making still
greater efforts alone the whole
front between Noyon and Chaul-
nes, the War Office announces.
Noyon was evacuated by the
French during the night, and the
left bank of the Oise is being
firmly held by them.
LONDON, March 26,-Fight-
from Paris. The message quotes: ing died down dm.ing the night|
at length from today's Petit Jour-! the Wal. offiec feportSi The Brj.
nalto show that the Germans, tish have estab|ished themselves
though suffering tremendous los- jn ncw positions eastof R0yeand
ses in massed advances, have Albert. The Germans this morn-
failed to attain their objectives, ing |.,unched new attacks against
.....it ::: i .,■;■■■. ■■■, m    ltuation is| eombined   French  and    British
forces south of the Somme.  Ger-
Batisfactory to the Allies.
The dispatch says: "The French
continue to view with calm confidence the developments of the
gigantic battle which is going on,
This confidence is bosed upon all
the experiences of this war.
Each time that the Germans
have attempted a movement ag
ainst the troops in the West the
effort, after a certain amount of
success, always of a temporary
character, ended in being 1 roken
against the barrier of the Allied
man losses have been
that the enemy has been obliged
to bring reinforcements from all
parts of the Western front.
The War Office has established
the fact that more than seventy
German divisions (in the neighborhood of 840,000 men) have
been engaged.
British Headquarters in France
March 2(ith, Associated Press.
There is reason to believe important  events   will   be   recorded
NOTICE is hereby given thai
the first sitting of the Court of
Re\ ision to revise the Assessment
Roll of the City of Cumberland
as 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.
George Barrass
Late 102nd Battaljon, C.E.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 360 Cumberland
within the next few hours which
may lead to betterments of the
positions of the armies which are
stemming the German onslaught.
Reuters, March 26th.—British
continue to withdraw slowly exacting heaviest toll for every
foot of ground.
Captured Germans say advance
of Germans is behind their
London, March 27th—British
Ollicial.    Our   troops   on    both
A heavy attack early in the night
against our line south of the
Somme was repulsed after heavy
fighting. Local fighting north
and south of Albert but no change.
Paris, March 27th—French
Official. Last night the Germans weakened by losses were
obliged to retard their efforts.
We defended the ground foot by
foot. We repulsed strong recon-
noitering parties northeast of
Washington, March 27—Official
Military observers assert the
turning point of the battle in
France is near.
Berlin, March 27th-- German
Official. We continue long range
so  great bombardment of Paris.
Associated Press Correspondent. From statements by German prisoners we estimate German casualties at fifty per cent
of the troops used in forward
Reuters.— Bolshiviki troops
have surrounded Korniloff's
LONDON, March 27.-2.50 p.
m.—The British delivered a
strong counter attack today between the angle of the Rivers
Ancie and Somme, recapturing
Keancourt and Chipilly, the War
Office announces.
It has been announced that
Odessa has been recaptured from
the Teutons by Bqlsheviki and
Ukrainian troops after a bloody
Paris, March 27th, Last night
the German advance was held
up everywhere according to the
official statement of the War
Office today. The enemy was
weakened by heavy losses it adds,
has been obliged to slow up his
London, March 27th. Heavy
attacks were made during the
night against new British line
south of the Somme. It was repulsed after severe lighting War
Office announces, In consequences of attacks yesterday afternoon and evening astride of the
Somme, the British troops on
both banks were forced back a
short distance in the region of
Braye. \
London,    March   28.—British
official. Field Marshal Haig in
a late report from the British
Army  Headquarters   in   France
COAL mining rights of the Dominion,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of the
Province- of Dritisli Columbia, may be
leased for a term of twenty-one years renewable for a further term of 21 years at
art 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 »f 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 unstirveyed ler-1
ritory the tract applied for shall be staked i af ter reviewing tlie  day's  fight- i
nut by the applicant himself. . ,   .       ,, ,-,       .
Each application must be accompanied ing at length says: Our troops
by a fi e oi $5 which will be refunded if j nave again fought magnificently
the rights applied for are not  available,        , . ,    ,      ,, .     ,   ,,
but nol otherwise. A royalty shall be paid ] and have today thrown back the
on the merchantable output of the mine ; enemy all along the British front
at the rate of five cents per ton. i    .,.  '. , ,      .,      .,
The person operating the  mine shall   With   heavy   losses   despite    the
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac- most bitter  and  determined  at-
tounting for  the  lull  quantity ol  met-!       . ... ...
tacks and his superiority in num-
hantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If Ihe coal mining rights are not
being operated, such returns should be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
'ighls only.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any
Agenl or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. Cory,
Deputy Minister ol the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
lea!    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 buj ing Teas put up in
artistic packages, YOU pay for tlie package.
I  Specialize  in
Try my "Supreme" Blend at 60^ per lb.
4oz. sample, 15</.
"Old Drury" Blend at 5(ty per lb. Try a ill).
These Teas are specially adapted to  the waters of this District, and are blends Of the choicest teas of India and Ceylon.
r'ine "Ceylon Tea" at 4(ty per lb.    This tea is already
a great favorite in this city.
■ Buy in Bulk and get full value in Tea!
bers. Heavy fighting still continues along the whole battle
Ottawa, March 28. —British
cavalry has been in action and
achieved a brilliant victory according to a dispatch from Renter correspondent at British headquarters received here today.
The message said no details of
the action have been given.
London, March 28. -British
ollicial. Prisoners and machine
guns have been captured by the
British. The War Office announces that lighting continues
fiercely on both banks of the
Somme. This morning the enemy opened a heavy bombardment on British defenses east of
Arras, An attack is developing
in this sector. Repealed attacks
were nuitle by the enemy along
the valley of the Somme in the
neighborhood of Beaumont Ham-
el, Prisieux and Moyenville,
They were repulsed,
Paris, March 28.- French
Fighting was continued with violence yesterday evening and last
night, the war office announced
Miss H. Whistler, of  Mission,
is spending Easter week in Cum-1
berland, and is a guest of Mrs.
H. Wilson at the Parsonage.
Service and Holy Communion
will be held in Holy Trinity
Church tomorrow at 11 a. m. and.
7 p. m.
* 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 tlie 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 (he new lines.
Phone 3-8
—<■ ■——1«——m
■■■« iA ■——j M.mt nil
Any  Make  of Car Over,
hauled and Repaired.
Gasoline,  Oil,  Grease'and
Ford parts in stock.
FORD Repairs a Specialty,   Practically and Promptly Executed.
Cumberland Tailor
Repairing,  Pressing   and   Cleaning
Ladies' Tailorinjg a Specialty.
Phone 1
Gents llailors Prices Moderate
Next Week at Ilo Oo Theatre Olive
Thomas in "Madcap Madge."


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