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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII., No. 11
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
Sir George Foster's announcement in Parliament that the government will take up the question of technical education in
Canada, at the earliest practical
moment, is a decision of first-
rate importance. If the war has
taught one lesson more than all
others, it is that the nation which
is lacking in organization and
technical skill can make little
headway under modern world
conditions. It is only the truth
to say that in the past Canada
failed to give sufficient thought
to the question of technical education. Absorbed in our rapid
development and caught in the
vortex of temporary prosperity
we were content to be carried
along by the tide of expansion,
our eyes fixed on the goal of future greatness without heeding
the ground before us. But three
years in the ordeal of war have
more than awakened us to the
demands of present day national
existence. For the first time in
, our lives we have become conscious of the necessity of being
able to match efficiency against
efficiency, technical skill- against
technical skill, if we are to race
for commercial and industrial supremacy, After the war there
is bound to ensue a battle for
commercial advantage that will
test our enterprise and economic
strength to the utmost. We
would be endangering much of
what we have so dearly bought
during Ithe past thirty-three
months if we failed to prepare
for such a combat. Therefore,
the Borden government is to be
highly commended for its decision to lose no time in taking up
the question of technical education for our people. We were
unprepared for war, and we paid
a terrible price for our unpre-
paredness; let us not repeat the
error by being caught unpre
pared for the future battles of
The Cumberland Follies have
kindly consented to proceed to
Qualicum for the purpose of giving one of their famous concerts
for the benefit of the returned
soldiers at that point. The question of transportation arises.
Courtenay has promised one automobile free, and the Follies
want to know how many auto
owners will offer their cars free
on Monday to take the Follies to
Qualicum and back. The soldiers
have done theii bit at the front
and the Follies are anxious to do
a little entertaining provided the
owners of cars in this city will
provide free transportation.
Those desirous of helping should
interview Miss Lowdon today.
THE POOR ORPHAN.-New York Tribune.
The regular meeting of the
City Council was held in the
"Council Chambers on Monday
evening. Present His Worship
Mayor Bate, aldermen Banner-
man, Brown, Carey, and Macdonald. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and
adopted. Communications were
received as foliows:—
Cumberland, B. C, May 14,
1917. The City Clerk. City.-
Dear Sir:—I have been instructed
to notify the Council that the
Boy Scouts will not require the
use of the City Hall for the present
as the Boy Scouts have been suspended meantime.
We will pay the light of the
Hall for the time used but will
not be responsible for the future,
Yours truly,
This was received and filed.
Cumberland Womens' Liberal
Association, To His Worship the
Mayor, and Aldermen.   Gentlemen:—The members of the above
Association have instructed me
to forward you the following resolutions,   passed   at their last
That the unsanitary condition
of several of the alleyways demand attention forthwith, especially Windermere avenue. The
various accumulations of dirt and
rubbish are already breeding
swarms of flies, which is a serious menace to the health of. our
The association also strongly
urge that all dilapidated buildings be either put in good repair
or pulled down and burnt, as
they are not only an unwholesome
disfigurement to our City, but
detract frorn its reputation when
seen by visitors, which naturally
reflects discredit upon the authorities responsible.
Trusting you will kindly give
these matters your best and
prompt attention. I am, sirs,
Yours sincerely,
C. E. Florence Loaring,
Hon. Secretary.
This was received and filed and
Miss Loaring will be notified that
the matter will receive the attention of. the Council.
Cumberland, B. C, May 25,
1917. To His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen, City of Cumberland, B. C. Gentlemen :-I
hereby make application for an
increase of Salary of ten dollars
per month, If you are unable
to grant the above request you
may consider this as my resignation effective as from and after
the 30th day of June, 1917.
Yours truly,
Thomas 3onn,
This request was laid over until next meeting of the Council.
The following letter, which is
self-explanatory, was received
from the Superintendent of Ed-
Victoria, B. C, May 23, 1917.
A. McKinnon, City Clerk,
Cumberland, B. C. Sir:—I am
in receipt of your letter of the
18th inst., propounding a series
of questions on law. In reply 1
beg to acquaint you that you
should submit these questions to
your city solicitor. It has been
my duty to administer the school
statute of this' office for slightly
over eighteen years and I have
to admit that I am today much
more reluctant to give an opinion
on a matter of law affecting our
public schools than I was when I
took charge of this office. I have
the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
Alexander Robinson,
Superintendent of Education.
One of the best musical treats
that has been held in Cumberland
came off last Monday evening,
when the "Holy City" was rendered by the combined choirs of
the city. Mr. and Mrs, Gideon
Hicks, who have visited Cumberland previously and are well
known for their musical ability
assisted. Mr. McKenzie, also of
Victoria, took the leading tenor,
while Miss Dennis Harris sang
soprano. She has a highly trained
voice, and all who heard her
were delighted with her singing.
Mrs. Gertrude Huntley Green
occompanied on the piano. She
also favored the audience with a
violin selection which was efficiently rendered.
All who had the pleasure of
attending the oratorio were delighted with the evening's entertainment.
Flies from London to Rome
Rome, May 30—A British biplane with five persons on board
arrived here today direct from
London, having stopped only at
Paris, Turin and Pisa on the way.
The aviators on their arrival
here were given an enthusiastic
reception by a crowd of officers
assembled at the Centocille aerodrome.
Paris, May 31.—Wearing trim
dark blue uniforms and glazed
straw hats, with the French tricolor ribbon, the first women
letter carriers today made* their
appearance on the streets of
Paris. They a-e paid five francs
fifty centimes a day, with extra
allowances for the high cost of
There will be a dance tonight
in Ilo Ilo Hall from 9 to 12.
Tonight's program besides the
usual episode of "The Voice on
The Wire," contains an L. Co.
comedy, a one reel drama and a
single reel comedy.
Monday night a Bluebird film
featuring Ella Hall will be seen,
entitled ' 'Her Soul's Inspiration.';
It is her first picture since the
"Bugler of Algiers," and is of
her usual high class. The film
can be shown Monday only, and
thete will a Matinee in the afternoon at 3.00 o'clock. Children 5c.
Marguerite Clark, who was
seen here last in "Miss George
Washington," will be seen Tuesday afternoon and night in
"Snow White," her greatest
stage success. It is a six reel
Paramount picture, and there is
abundant justification for the six
reels, for it is a remarkable picture for its pictorial quality and
for its real drama. It is a picture
for the family and if the children
see it it will be their topic of conversation for days afterward. A
special Matinee for children will
be given at 3.30 Tuesday.
This letter was received and
filed and Mr. Hugh Stewart. M.
P. P., will be asked to meet the
City Council for the purpose of
giving the school question further consideration.
The following accounts were
referred to the finance committee:
Mussatto and MarchettL. $26.25
Street Lighting    43.81
Lighting Drill Hall     2.40
Frank Movitz     14.60
An uncovered well was reported on the Webber property. The
Board of Works was requested
to have it put in a safe condition.
Council adjourned.
British Front in France, May
20.—via London (From a staff
correspondent of the Associated
Press)—The recent lull in the
fighting has had no effect whatever upon the British aerial offensive, which continues day and
night with unrelenting intensity.
In the last few days there have
been witnessed some of the most
desperate air battles in the entire war. One or two of these
have been fought at the unprecedented height of 19,000 feet,
or more than three and one-half
miles from the earth.
Recently there was a duel in
which a British pilot, having run
out of ammunition for his machine gun, got close enough to his
antagonist to shoot him down
with his revolver. This incident
served to recall the fact that
when the war began the only
weapons which aerial pilots had
were pistols and carbines.
Commenting today on the dazzling altitudes at which many
combats occur nowadays, a pilot
said that when he first went to
war in 1914, he flew a machine
which took an hour and a quarter
to reach 6,000 feet.
"That's nothing," said one of
his comrades, "the old bus I had
in those days could not reach
6,000 feet at all."
The aeroplane which could not
negotiate 10,000 feet well under
ten minutes would be scrapped
quickly now.
London. May 31.—While com-
■parative quiet continued to reign
along most of the Western front,
the war is far from standing
still. The great machine behind
the fighting forces continues
to move with never-resting energy.
Artillery duels break out by
day and night along the various
sectors of the battle line, and
there passes now unnoticed expenditure of shells which two
years ago would have been regarded as little short of marvellous. But the game of modern
warfare is ever a progressive
one, and the miracle of today becomes the commonplace of tomorrow.
The infantry activity lately has
been confined entirely to raids
and minor local attacks. These
are continued mainly for the
purpose of keeping in touch with
tne enemy's movements and intentions. Both the British and
Germans have adopted these
tactics, and the few hours of
darkness lately are filled with
trench marauding expeditions.
London, 31.—Rowland E. Pro-
thero, president of I he board of
agriculture, in an address today
said that under a plan devised
by the government, the success
of which he felt to be assured,
Great Britain would grow sufficient wheat in 1918 for all the
needs of the population, with a
liberal supply left over for livestock.
Red Cross.
A Doll has been given by Miss
Betty Bryden to be sold for the
benefit of our local Red Cross.
The purchasers of the tickets,
which are being sold at the nominal sum often cents will not only have a chance of becoming
the possessor of a very pretty
doll but be helping the charity
nearest of all to our hearts at
this time, the great Red Cross,
which does so much to alleviate
the sufferings of our brave
wounded. The Doll, dre=sed in
the patriotic colors of red, white
and blue, and carrying the British and French flags, is on view
in Mr. Peacey's window. Mr.
Peacey has kindly promised to
sell tickets, which may also be
procured from Miss Betty Bryden
and several others.
The monthly Honor Roll will appear in the next issue.
Today is pay day for the employees of the Canadian Collieries.
L. W. Nunns is again confined
to his room through illness.
Mr. Malin, of the engineering
dept. of the Canadian Collieries,
left for Victoria on Thursday.
J. H. MacMillan, inspector of
mines, left for Prince Rupert on
WANTED: -A second hand cooking range and couch, cheap. Apply to Cumberland Dye Works.
FOR SALE: A five room house
with hot and cold water. Apply
William Potter, Cumberland.
Miss Hazel Whyte has been
appointed to the position of stenographer at the offices of the
Canadian Collieries at Union Bay.
Thomas Graham, general sup-
intendent of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., returned
from an official visit to Ladysmith
and Victoria on Thursday.
Mrs. Wing Chong and five
children will leave on a visit to
China on Thursday next. Her
baggage consists of seventeen
BORN: To Dr. and Mrs. Geo.
K. MacNaughton on Thursday.
May 31st, a daughter.
Mrs. F. Lefley, of Lethbridge,
Alta, is here on a visit to her
mother, Mrs. R. Cessford.
Rev. Dr. Schofield, Bishop of
Columbia, will preach in Holy
Trinity Church tomorrow evening.
R. W. Hunter, auditor' for the
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir,
Ltd., arrived from Victoria on
Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bickle
returned from a visit to Victoria
and Vancouver on Tuesday.
Aid. James Brown left for
Vancouver on Monday to receive
further treatment to an injured
eye in one of the Hospitals of
that City, and returned on
Rev. Jas. Hood left last Wednesday morning for Montreal to
attend the annual assembly of
the Presbyterian church.
The regular .monthly meeting
of the Ladies Auxiliary of the
Cumberland General Hospital
will be held at the residence of
Mrs. A. H. Peacey, Dunsmuir
Avenue, on Thursday evening.
June 7th,, at 8 p. m.
A serious fire occurred last
Wednesday, when the home of
Mrs. Zannini and the home next
were burnt down. The prompt
action of the fire brigade got the
fire under control and it was kept
from spreading.
Last Monday morning there
passed away one of the old timers of Cumberland in the person
of Mr, Aaron James. Deceased
had resided in the district for
about thirty years. The interment took place on Wednesday
afternoon at Sandwick cemetery.
Rev. Henry Wilson conducted
the service.
Dr. C. H. Inksterleft for Ladysmith on Wednesday morning.
He has closed his dentistry office
in this city to take over the office
f Dr. R. B. Dierof Ladysmith.
Dr. Inkster, during his short stay
in this city made a large number
of friends who regret his departure. We understand the Dr. in-'
tends to visit Cumberland periodically and remain for two or three
days al a time for the benefit of
those desiring dentistry. TWO
®lje Sahmtor
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
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While Private Citizan Smith
and Private Citizen Brown are
discussing and wondering "wheth
er the returned soldier will go in
for farming," Private Soldier
Smith and Private Soldier Brown
are—doing it.
Not till tie able-bodied men
return can   we tell how many
ably and efficiently the   Ameri-M
cans are handling the  war work |
than Canadians.
The people of Canada will not j
be impressed by such talk. When :
the United  States has raised 5,-1
000,000 men; wren it has placed i
2,500.000 on the firing line; suffered casualties of nearly 1,000,
000 and voted 11,000,000,000 for
war,   it will  have equalled,   in
proportion to its population and
wealth,  the war effort of Canada.    Until it does these  things,
orsomething approximating them
it will  be premature for Cana
dians to begin sneering at Canada and boasting how much better
Americans are than we at making war.
Judging from the recent anti-
recruiting outburst in Montreal,
we would say that it is about
time for Sir Wilfrid Laurier to
carry out his pledge and "stump"
Anti-recruiting disturbances
which occurred in Quehec last
week are merely the stirring of
the dregs of the anti-British campaign which was begun by Papi-
neau, perpetuated by Mercier and
soldiers "are likely to take up kept alive by Sir Wilfrid Laurier
land and farm it. The chances
are that the number will be
large, if the men are convinced
that the schemes for helping
them will be so developed and
worked as to offer a clear hope
of success.
A census is now being taken
among Canadian soldiers overseas, and on this it should be
possible to base an estimate of
the number agriculturally Inclined. The card issued for the
purpose by the National service
Commission includes spaces to be
filled up with each man's name,
age, unit and rank, regimental
number, P. O. address before enlistment, and province. Each
soldier is then asked to answer
the following questions:-
"Which are you, married, single or widower?"
"Name and address of last employer before you enlisted?"
"How many dependents have
you?  State relationship, sex and
age of each."
"What were you working at?"
"Have you a trade or profession? If so, what?"
"Is jour old position open to
you en your return to Canada in
[it condition?"
* -1 >r > jO'.l .visli to take your discharge in Great Britain?
"Do you propose to make your
home in Canada after the war?"
"Do you wish to take up fa m-
intr as an occupation?"
"How much money do you expect to have at your disposal on
your return to Canada?"
"Do yon desire to take advantage of any available scheme of
assisted agricultural settlement?"
"If so, what province do you
prefer to settle in?"
"And would you. If necessary I 	
to gain experience, work for pre- j    'rne   usua|    Saturday    night
vailing wages on a farm after Dance will be held in Ilo Ilo Hall
your  return, providing your dfc- tonight, from9tol2.
pendents were in the meantime'
given the same support as they1
now receive."
for more than thirty years. The
men who participated in the disgraceful attacks upon Mr. Blon-
din were the pupils and disciples
of the leaders who denounced
the execution of Riel, who talked
of a French republic on the banks
of the St. Lawrence, who urged
against Canada's participation in
the South African War, who canonized Sir Wilfrid Laurier for his
opposition to Imperial unity.
They are the men who were loudest in opposition to Sir Robert
Borden's policy of naval defence.
In short they are but the echoes
of an agitation that has been carried on industriously, insiduously
and not unsuccessfully in the
Province of Quebec by Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his followers for
the past twenty-five or thirty
years. For evidence of this, we
have only to quote one of their
leaders, Mr. Henri Bourssa, who
recently wrote:
"Really, if the Nationalists,
and generally the French-Candi-
ans, do not feel in a hurry to shed
their blood for England or for
any other country than their own,
Mr. Laurie! may say: 'Here is
the generation I have brought
up and educated; here are principles, the ideas and sentiments
which I have impressed upon my
dear compatriots.'"
Electors of Canada, remember
this: if an election is held in
Canada now, the French-Canadian slackers who are breaking up
recruiting meetings in Quebec
will have vote and the gallant
boys risking their lives at the
front will not.
Over sixteen thousand of the
flower if Canada's youth paid
the supreme sacrifice in France
in the month of April alone. And
over here in Canada some politicians have no higher conception
of their duty than to scheme for
a general election.
Running down Canada and
Canadians seems to be an incurable habit of Liberal politicians.
The United States had no sooner
entered the war than they began
in Parliament and the press to
tell us how much more honestly,
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Cigars, both for quality and price
stands the Island Perfecto. It
is in a class by itself, Discriminating men recognize its delicate
and fragrant flavor as that, only
met with in high grade blends.
Manufactured by
Ladysmith, B.C.
Quick Action by
These are days of speed. People demand rapidity
in everything. The jitney found a place in urban
traffic because it gave quicker transportation. The
automobile revolutionized commercial conditions.
But, faster than all is the telephone.   The field of
the telephone is not circumscribed — anywhere,
everwhere, it is all the same to the telephone.
And all in a moment, too.
No necessity to travel, even by the fastest-carriers,
when you have the telephone..
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O.. I.L.D. D.C.I.., President
IOHN AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES. Ass't General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FOND, $13,500,000
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits ot $t
upwards    Careful attention is given to every account   Small account.,
arc welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
irauuls to be made by any one of them or by tlie survivor. S50
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3?i per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.    Ask for
U.B.C; it's the1 beer of Quality-none better.
Wallr.ar.ov*c   Beauty may be only skin deep;
" <*lipa.pci 9   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15^ a double roll, to the best ingrains.
Phone 14
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C. ff
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown. West Cumberland,
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
Feature Films Coming Soon
-   AT   THE   -
Week of June 4th.
" Her Soul's Inspiration " - Ella Hall.
A Bluebird Photoplay.
"Snow White" - Marguerite Clark.
Six-Reel Famous Players.
These .Films are From the Best Circuit
Opposite the Railway Station
This Hotel has been renovated through
out and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
See The
"Girl From Frisco"
Every Thursday
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
When in need of a car ring up
86L.    Nanaimo and return the
same day.    Terms  reasonable.
Fire wood for sale.     Apply to
Phone 86 L. Happy Valley
Pure bred  White Wyandotte
eggs for hatching, $2.00 setting.
Slab Wood for Sale at $3.00 per
Load.   Cash or. Delivery.   Phoi.e
95 L.
RoystonSawmill Co.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
ono month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shojs away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Ratei.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
■rotor,   linkrupti   Lawyer,
Potitlolan In Turn—Own Muoh
to HI* Wtfl'i Inoeurtgement
Baron RMdlot, Lord Ohio! Juitlot
of nafUnd, li itlll a comparat'Yaljr
jrowit man. Rufui Iiaaoi was born
In London In 18(0, but tiring of commonplace lite he ran away to be a
tailor, and shipped tor Rio Janeiro.
He sickened ot this lite, however, and
returned home, where his parents
were both able and anxious to give
him a university education. The young
man declined, and set up in business
at a broker. This adventure was not
much happier than his sailing exploit,
and at the age ot 26 he found himself
with considerable liabilities which he
had no means of meeting.
About this time he had the great
good fortune to meet Miss Alice Edith
Cohen, the daughter of an American
merchant, and he fell In lovo with her.
On her persuasion he concluded that
he would study law, though he felt
at the time that he was too old to begin. It Is said that the pair used to
spend the time usually given to courtship In the study of law books. After
a year's reading he was able to pass
his law examination. He then married
Miss Cohen and began to practise. In
a very short time he came to be recognized as a master of the law concerning bankruptcy and as the possessor
of a.remarkable memory. He showed
a most unusual talent In untying knots
formed by dishonest or unfortunate
business men.
A Great Pleader
His most conspicuous success In
this particular branch of his profession was his prosecution of Whittaker
Wright, the notorious English exponent of "frenzied finance,." Wright had
Involved with him so many persona
belonging to Influential and highly
placed families that there was a general belief that his misdeed would
never be expiated. However, so
searching and .ersistent was his ex-
amlnation by Isaacs that Wright
broke down, confessed, and most
dramatically ended his lift) in the
court room. Another "cause celebre,"
which showed that Isaacs was as brilliant In defence as in attack, was in
the action brought by J. B. Joel, a
South African millionaire, and a prominent racing man, against "Bob" Siev-
er, the editor of a scurrilous racing
sheet known at the Winning Post.
Joel accused Siever of blackmail, and
in the course of the trial most unsavory details were brought out by
both tides. However, Siever was acquitted, thanks chiefly to his lawyer's
King Edward's Friend
In 1904 Isaacs entered Parliament
at the Liberal member of Reading.
About the same time he became acquainted with King Edward, with
whom he used to play whist. The
King, who was no great player, is said
to have enjoyed Isaac's participation
In a game because of hit equal mediocrity. In 1909 Isaacs became Solicitor-
General, and the following year was
knighted and appointed Attorney-
General. Subsequently he became a
Privy Councillor, r. Knight Commander of the Victorian Order, and was
admitted to the Ct-binet. He was the
first Attorney-General who ever received this distinction. But a greater honor
still waa awaiting him, and that was
his elevation in 1013 to become Lord
Shlef Justice of England. He is the
rat Jew to hold that position.
Baron Reading is a financial as well
iat a legal authority, and since the
outbreak of the war he has been working In the British Treasury In cooperation with Lloyd-George and Reginald McKenna. Personally, the Lord
Chief Justice It a man of striking appearance, tall, slim, graceful and extremely youthful looking. He Is fas
tldlous in his dreea, and tuave and
eloquent In conversation.
The first war medals appear to have
been bestowed by Queen Elizabeth,
to commemorate the rout of the Spanish Armada In 1688, when she issued
medals In gold and silver as rewards
for that great victory. A specimen
of these medals, with rings and chain,
It to be seen In the British Museum.
Perhaps the moat oottly medal ever
made was that given to Sir Francis
Drake by Queen Elizabeth after his
voyage around the world. The :rame
of the medal Is set with diamonds and
rubles and enamelled In various colors.
On one side of tbe medal two heads
are carved, white on the reverse Is a
beautiful miniature of Queen Eliza-
Just over fifty years after Queen
Elizabeth awarded the first naval
medalt Charles I. extended the rewards to the army, when he ordered
that medalt should b» struck for military prowess and "delivered to wear
on the breast of every man who shall
bo certified under the hands of the
Commander-in-Chief to have done us
faithful service In the forlorn hope."
The first record we have ot the be-
atowal of a medal tor conspicuous con-
duot In the field It In the award made
to an Irish commander who distinguished himself at the Battle of Edge
Hill, In the Civil War, fought on October 13rd, 1642, by the recovery of
a Royal standard and certain military
aocessories. The gallant soldier, who
became Sir Robert Welch, was subsequently presented with an oral gold
medal, specially cut to the King's orders.
Th* King's Colonelcies
The King has added another to his
long list of colonelcles-ln-chief by assuming that rank In connection with
the Welsh Guards, and thus continuing
the tradition that all Guards regiments
nave the King for their colonel-in-chlef.
He is colonel-ln-chief also of the Royal
Regiment of Artillery, the Corps of
Royal Engineers, the Cameron High-
Anders, the King's Royal Rifle Corps,
e Norfolk Reglmtnt, the Royal Fusiliers, the Welsh Fusiliers, the Royal
Marines and the 10th Hussars. He Is
captain-general of the H.A.C., hon.
colonel of the Royal Malta Artillery,
and colonel-ln-chief of xarlout Indian
il Path * Vary Able Man—Ad-
mlratlan Car British
General Ferdinand Foch I* th*
Frenchman who hat won more battle*
than any other general In this war,
Ha It commander of five French
armlet, operating In the north of
France; he has been Joffre'* right
hand man and second in command.
Yet, curiously little Is known about
General Foch; even Frenchmen outside the regular army had scarcely
heard of their brilliant leader before
the battles of the Marne and the Yser
Then, France awoke to the fact that
In this soldierly, grey-eyed man they
had a leader the equal of "Papa"
Joffre. Officialdom praised him; he
was promoted from the command of
the 20th Army Corps at Nanc: to his
present high position. Then, to add
to general surprise, Sir John French
tpoke very highly of the support that
he had given the British armies.
Thus, General Foch gained wider
fame and was added to he galaxy
of popular military idols at an age
when he was nea- to retiring.
General Foch was born on October
2nd, 1861—just over three month before Joffre—In the Pyrenees, like Jof-
tre, Pau and Castelnau. As a lieuteti
ant of nineteen Foch fought in the
last Franco-German War. So successful was he as a soldier that at the
early age of twenty-six he received
a captaincy In an artillery regiment.
Always a hard worker, and a keen
student of the arte and sciences of
war, Foch soon gained further promotion until he was made General
Officer Commanding the troops at
Bourses. Then, having passed all the
examinations and gained high honors
In military history, strategy and tactics, he became Professor of these subjects at the famous School of War.
Had It not been for the excellence
of General Foch's lectures France
would have found it a far greater task
to oppose Germany's mighty war machine.
No French general holds t higher
opinion of British soldiers than does
General Foch. During our 1912 manoeuvres he said; "Your cavalry and
artillery are excellent. Your infantry
—well, I would sooner fight with it
than against it!" An illustration of
the brilliant leader's methods Is given
by the dictum he laid down to his
officers during the battle of the
Marne: "Discover the enemy's weak
spot and then strike there," said;
adding, "If he has not a weak spot,
then make one!"
Admiral  of  French   Fleet  Popular-
Love of Neatneat
In command of the formidable
French fleet is Admiral Boue de Lapyerere. In France he Is as popular
as It Sir John Jellicoe and, like Britain's tea leader, he can boast many
rears of distinguished naval service.
Admiral Lapyerere entered the French
nary nearly 40 years before tbe war
At the outlet of his career he dls
played marked ability. He took a
high place In the naval examinations,
and on obtaining his commission he
clotely ttudled the practical aide of
taa tactics, and combined hit knowledge with the theory he had gained
from the beat naval hooka ot the day.
Hit   capabilities   speedily   obtained
S(cognition In high quarters, and in
Is early twenties young Lapyerere
commenced hit rapid climb. One of
hit early commands was In China,
When he obtained distinction at the
battl* of Foo-Chow. Since then he
hat successfully conducted several
diplomatic expeditions In the Baltic
and the Mediterranean.
It has always been the policy of
Admiral Lapyerere to accompany bit
fleet. In the fighting line. He Is not
a believer in armchair commanding.
This means that he must face serious
risks, but the French admiral Is quite
ready to encounter any danger tot
the sake of his country. Admiral La-
peyrere it the same age as Sir John
French. His Immaculate appearance
Is a by-word In the.French navy, and
he carries his love of neatness and
precision into his dealing with the
fleet. His flagship Is always the most
spick and span vessel ot the line. The
brasswork shines like a mirror, and a
carelessly coiled rope on the admiral's
ship is as rare as a German warship
outside the Kiel canal.
Conspicuous Uniform*
Experiments have been made in
Europe to determine what, color in a
soldier's uniform is the least conspicuous to an enemy. Of ten men,
two were dressed In light grey uniforms, two In dark grey, two in green,
two In dark blue, and two In scarlet.
All were then ordered to march off,
while a group of officers remained
watching them. The first to disappear
In the landscape was the light grey,
and next, surprising as it may seem,
the scarlet. Then followed the dark
grey, while the dark blue and green
remained visible long after all the
others bad disappeared..
Empire Fair After War
The idea of holding a great Br ttsh
Empire Fair after the end of the war
appears to have met with a ver;- enthusiastic reception. The site o' the
fair has been chosen, a northwest suburb of London. A great palace of
Industry is to be erected in the centre
of the grounds and it Is hoped to make
the fair an annual event which is to
take the place oV the once famous
Leipslc Fair. The necessary capital
has been secured.
Grand Fleet's Perils
The grand fleet, sayu the London
Telegraph, has not remained behind
barricades ot nets and mines. It has
kept incessant vigil In grim waters ot
death sown with mines and haunted
by fierce and terrible creatures, submarines and destroyers, with airships
hovering overhead and the hum of
the waterplane constantly In men's
Synopsis el Coal Mining Regulations
COAL milling Myitis ot the Doiuinioi.
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan aim Alberta,
i he Yukon Territory. theNorthwest Tern
unit: nnd in a portion of the Province of
Hnl ich Columbia, may he leased for >t term
"i tweiity-ime years a' mi minimi reuul nl
81 an sere. Nut mure ihsn 2,500 nere*
ivni lit'ltMHrd to one applioaut.
Application for »leu*e must be mttde b:
In- i»p|>licani iii |iursi>n tn tin: Agei.t ursub
Agent of the district in which the right*
applied for ate situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by seotiotis.tir l.-u»l subiluMinns
"f sections, slid in untmiveyi-il territory
thetraef.applied for elutll be staked out lij
[lieappiioaut himself.
K*cli application must he aueutiipanieil
by a fee of $5 which will be reluudedif the
rights applied forarenotHVuiiable, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on I In
tueroliautabieoutput nt the mine ut In
rate of live cents per ton.
Tin- person nperatiug the mine *lial
furnish tbe Agent with sVoru return- no
counting for the full quantity uf ttieroh
antablecoal mined and p.iy tlie royalty
thereon. If the ooal niiuiag righto are
nut being operated, sue: retuinsshall he
fun l.-heii at lens once a year.
The lease will include the una! tuininu
.•igl'ts only, but t heli ssee tuny be permitted to putcliaae whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
r'rthe workitiuuf the tniueal the rate of
For full information applicatii u should-
... uiaik  u  tlie Sucre iry    t   !     .   ;■
itient of tlie Interior, Ottawa,   <> to      v
Agent or Sub Agtnt. > fDuimiiiou Lauds,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B- Unauthorized publication of this
advertihement will not be paid for.
Phone 67
Agent, (or the
Alex Henderson, Proprietor
Estimates ami Dwtipis furniithed
on Application
The Spirella
Made-to-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply to
West Cumberland.
King George Hotel
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents tor Pilsener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
I used the last of 1915 crop on
the 5th., Sept., 1916. These are
the greatest yielders and the
longest keepers I have grown in
17 years. 3 l-2c, lb., or 3c. by
the sack.   Phone 86 L.
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
for high prices. Don't eat out of a can. Plant
AND PLANTS in large varietv. WRITE FOR
CATAOLOG, or Mr. A. H. Peacey, Cumberland,
will give your order careful attention.
Dominion Nursery Company
Vancouver, B.C.
When a German    Is captured the
bolt of his rifle nnd his hayonot are!        ,„,,,, ,.,,,,,.,, ,,,. „.,.,,  ,,, ,,   / .,        ,.    ,   ,	
taken from   him.     fie is compelled. |       1HK hl'IUI  01-   llib UAl,    New \ ork Evening-World.
however, to carry his now uselestt rifle
and any cartridges he may save on
bin. four
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
20 35
Including  a   new shipment of Ihe very
latest style
Millinery Parlors.
Mrs. F. Oliver
R.A.M.. London, England, and
Conservatoire of Music.Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. 43. Camp.
On The
Tonight, At Ilo Ilo
Model 250. This Gossard has a
medium height bust, rather straight in
outline, lightly boned and a long enough
skirt with elastic section in the back
to corset the figure splendidly from the
waist down. It has no equal at the
price and its wearing service and style
are decidedly out of the ordinary.
250-2-White Everlast Cloth
9-inch clasp. Sizes 19 to 34
Model 357.   Of the
more frequent types of
figures, the very young
and very slender woman
presents the greatest problem in fitting, a problem
that is most successfully
solved by this model.
357-4-Both   Pink   and
Mercerized Batiste.
10-in.clasp. Sizes 19to30
for every
Model 255. Made of substantia
coutil, this corset With its low bust
and beautiful outline, offers an exceptional value. An elastic section at the
back insures perfect freedom of movement.
255-97-White Coutil <T>Q rA
10-in. clasp. Sizes 20 to 34. t^O.D\J
Phone 3-8
a e
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
cheque (free of exchange al any chartered Bank in Canada) at
the rale of five per cent per annum from tlie date of purchase.
Holders of t hints tock will have the privilege of surrendering
at par and accrued interest, as tho equivalent of cash, in payment °f a|1.v allotment made uridcr any future war loan issue-in
Canada other than an issue of Treasury Hills or other like short
date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed
to recognized bond and stock brokers on allotments mado in
respect of applications for this stoek which I.' ar their stamp.
Tor application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of
Finance. Ottawa.
OCTOBER 7th, 1916.
Merchant Tailors
The Latest in Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5
Opposite Postoffice, Cumberland, B.C.
P. O. Box 350
One Moment, Please!
We wish to draw the attention of every housewife in Cumbeland
to our Electric Cooking Campaign.
We have in stock a very limited number of Electric Ranges purchased during normal times and which we are putting on the market
at the prices then prevailing.
These Ranges are an acquisition to any home, and as labor-saving
devices are- without equal.
With one of these Ranges in your home you are spared the necessity uf standing over a hot\t6ve on a a hoi summer day, as, when you
wis!] to cook ii meal, ail that is necessary is to turn a switch and Ihe
heat is there in a small fraction of the time that it woidd take la
kindle a fire. Then, again, there is no dirt, cooking utensils are always spotlessly clean, and above all, there are NO ASIIliS.
"Hut the cost of current," we hear you say.
Well, in order to get Electric Cooking established in this city we
are ottering the following low rates on all Ranges connected:
First "i0 kilowatt hours 7/ per k.w.h.
'   50 to 75 k.w.h ■.['.'./ "
"   75 to 100 k.w.h 6?   "
"    100 and over 5/   "
This computes favourably with coal! and at ihe same time von
are enabled lo do your Electric Ironing, or use any other Electric labor
saving device al Ihe same low rates,
But you must ACT QUICKLY, as when these Ranges are sold
prices will advance nearly 100# Qn our new slock.
See us NOW; do not delay or you may miss this splendid opportunity. Several of our leading citizens are already 'Cooking tiie
Electric Way," and without exception they come to us and say: " Why
did you not tell us of this before?"
Further information is yours for the asking.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamel ware
Paints,Oils, Edison & Columbia
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
|               j
| Queen Insurance Company, |
g        (Fire and Automobile,) and        jj
| National Fire of Hartford. 8
A Small Columbia Graf onola
That Sings with
a Clear Voice.
The small instrument we speak  of is one that sits on a table or special
cabinet.    To look at it you would think that its tone would be small and
weak.   It is not.
The Price is $33.00 on Easy Terms
The tone volume is astonishingly full and clear.    Its voice, in the rollicking
songs of Al Jolson or of Lazaro in Grand Opera, is lifelike and natural.
Columbia Grafonolas range in price from $21.00.
Eaay Terms can be arranged.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
22 Commercial St.,
' Nanaimo's Music House,"
Nanaimo, B.C.


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