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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1891
VOL. VIII.. No. 47
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C.. SATURDAY. FEB. 9,   1918.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
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WITH THE AMBULANCE SERVICE IN FRANCE
          ■ '— 	
Reviving a badly wounded French soldier at the point of transfer
from a first line dressing station to an ambulance at Hermonville.
COUNTING OF VOTES OF
CANADA'S SOLDIERS
Ottawa, Feb. 6.-Of the 54,-
000 military and naval votes
cast in North Amerioa, only two
have not been allocated. The
writing on the ballot envelopes
is indistinct and the scrutineers
in consequence have been unable
to locate the addresses given. A
further endeavor is being made
to discover where the two men
resided before enlisting so their
votes may be properly allocated.
The North American votes are
now all being entered in the
polling books. When the entries
are completed, which probably
will be in about a week, the
counting will begin.
Allocation overseas is still in
progress. Complete returns may
not be received for several
weeks.
The Imperial Munitions Board
of Vancouver, B. O, says: There
is a serious need for an increased
production of clear Sitka Spruce
for aeroplane purposes. The
Department desires the co-operation of everyone who is in a position to help, either by the increased production of No. 1 and
2 spruce logs, or by the increased
production of Rived Spruce. Full
particulars and specifications will
"be sent to all who are desirous
of assisting in this direction.
POLICE COMMISSIONERS
The first meeting of the newly
constituted Board of Police Commissioners, consisting of Mayor
Harrison, and commissioners
Alexander Maxwell and Charles
Parnham, was held a week ago
last Monday.
The mayor brought up the
question of complaints regarding
the running of games of "Black
Jack" in the city and the board
then instructed the constable to
investigate the matter and to
warn those suspected that such
conduct would not be tolerated.
Commissioners Maxwell and
Parnham requested that steps be
taken to enforce the regulations
regarding the carrying of lights
at nights by automobiles, and
the proper observance by all
vehicle's of the rules of the road.
The board supported the request
and gave the necessary instructions for enforcement.
Comox Aerie No. 1953, Cumberland, Eagles, held a Social
and Dance in the Ilo Ilo Hall on
Friday evening. Some 300 invitations were issued. A large
number attended and enjoyed
themselves with the fraternal
brethren.
Dance as usual in Ilo Ilo Hall
to-night 9 to 12.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT VERSAILLES
Photo shows Col. House seated second from left, attended by his
staff. At the first meeting of the Supreme War Council at Versailles was presided over by M. Clemenceau and attended by Mr.
Lloyd George, Mr. Balfour, Signor Orlando, Generals Foch, Wilson
and Cadorna,
MEETING OF
CITY COUNCIL
At a meeting of the council
held a week ago last Tuesday
night the following matters were
brought up:
The mayor reported that he
had been a party to forwarding
a telegram to Ottawa protesting
most strenuously against the
proposed Order-in-Council for the
closing of theatres and other
places of amusement for three
days in each week. The mayor's
action rsceived the hearty en-
dorsation of the council.
The mayor also reported the
result of his attendance at a
meeting of the Courtenay City
Council and the Courtenay business men regarding the advisability of promptly advertising
the advantages of Union Bay as
the proper place for a steel manufacturing plant. At such meeting it was decided that Mr.
Hurd of the "Comox Argus" and
Mr. E. W. Bickle of "The Islander" get together and prepare a paper setting out all the
advantages of such a site with
the view of having the same
published in the "Times" and
"Colonist" newspapers and that
telegrams be sent by the Courtenay Council and the local Council to Mr. H. S. Clements M. P.,
The Rotary Club, The Island
Development League and the
Victoria Board of Trade, asking
for their assistance in advancing
the interests of Union Bay as
regards such steel plant.
The council then gave instructions that the telegrams be sent
as requested.
Alderman Banks in his capacity of chief of the fire department
reported that the fire department
was being reorganized and gave
assurance that everything would
be done to increase efficiency and
to work in harmony with the
council, and that some five or
six new members had been enrolled. Mr. Banks also outlined
the program to be followed by
the department for the ensuing
year. The council expressed
themselves as highly pleased
with the chief's report.
The Board of Works was instructed to go into the matter of
the condition of Dunsmuir Avenue, including to the Camp, with
the view of later pressing the
Government tb make some provision for repairing the same, on
the ground that Dunsmuir Ave.
is only a trunk road and is to all
intents and purposes as much a
highway lor the use of people
travelling from Uuion Bay and
other places to the lake as it is
for the inhabitants of this city.
A committee consisting of Aid.
Carey, Furtow and Halliday was
appointed by the mayor for the
purpose of drafting a complete
statement touching the city's
position regarding the up-keep
of the school, and the taxation of
certain lands, situate without the
limits of the city, for school purposes.
The question of revision of
trades licence by-law was set
over to a future date.
Tne report of the select committee advising that steps be taken to collect all arrears of taxes
to the end of 1916, without delay,
was adopted and the city clerk
instructed to notify all tax delinquents that in view of the
unfortunate financial position of
the city, it was imperative that
such taxes be collected without
delay, and that in the event of
non-compliance, the city would
feel obliged to institute action at
law to compel payment or proceed with a tax sale.
The proposed scrvenger bylaw was laid over until next
regular meeting.
The money by-law authorizing
the borrowing of $2500.00 from
the Royal Bank of Canada was
put through three readings and
was finally adopted at a special
meeting held last Tuesday n'ght.
The estimates and requisition
presented by the school trustees
was laid over to secure further
particulars regarding some of
the items.
|   ILO ILO ITEMS.
One of the special attractions
coming to Ilo Ilo Theatre next
week will be Douglas Fairbanks
in a late Artcrafl picture, "Down
To Earth, The story of the photoplay tells of a typical American
youth whose "wanderlust" and
ideas of living close to nature
are not in accord with the |views
of life assumed by his sweetheart,
an ambitious society bud. Bridge
parties, matinees, dances, tea
parties and sumptuous dinners
are the important factors in the
pretty girl's career. How the
persistent youth takes her away
from these surroundings and
wins her over to his way of
thinking despite herself offers
one of the most amusing tonics
the screen has yet displayed.
Many climes are visited and many surprises are presented in typical Fairbanks style, ranging in
variety from doing a handstand
on a mountain precipice 8,000
feet above sea level to teaching
a hippopotamus the famous Fairbanks smile.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" Mr.
Cohan's latest Artcraft offering,
which is to be shown at Ilo Ilo
Theatre the latter half of next
week, means more to te the motion picture world than probably
any production that has been released this season. It not only
presents the greatly desired character and personality of Geo. M.
Cohan to filmland, but it gives to
the motion picture screen just
what it requires, namely a new
type of story. "Seven Keys to
Baldpate offeis something distinctly new. As a stage play it
proved a revelation to legitimate
theatres. Mr. Cohan has termed
this play a "mystery farce" and
that is just exactly what it is. It
is a farce of the most humorous
variety, and yet it is deeply mysterious and thrilling. At all
times, right up until the last
scene it has the audience guessing and then abruptly and with
a startling climax springs a surprise that shows the audience
what it least expected.
NAVAL FORCES BOMBARD
OSTEND
Amsterdam; Feb. 6.—British
naval forces have bombarded
Ostend, according to a dispatch
from the frontier. The marine
yards were severeley damaged.
Washington, Feb. 6. -The Cu-
nard liner Tuscatiia, carrying
2,179 American soldiers, has
been torpedoed and sunk off the
Irish coast. Late tonight 1,912
survivors had been reported.
The first news of the disaster
came in a brief dispatch to the
War Department from London.
Hope was built here upon the
fact that the survivors were
landed at two widely seperated
Irish ports and indications that
relief vessels were at hand
quickly. The first reports received in Washington stated thai
only 1.100 survivors were accounted for. Later the number
was reported increased to 1,912.
The engagement of Miss A.
Wilcock and Mr. F, A. McCarthy
is announced.
FROM THE FRONT
LINE TRENCHES
The following is from a letter
received by Mrs. S. Horwood
from her son, Pte. E. R. Horwood who left here in the spring
of 1916 with the 102nd Battalion.
Pte. Horwood has seen nearly
two years of active service in
France and Flanders:
It happened* in August, 1917,
that we were in the front line in
what was called "The Triangle."
It sure was some place. Our
front line trench was in a railway embankment and was distant some fifty yards from Fritz
in some places and about 75 in
others. At that time I was with
C. Company as a runner, that is,
taking messages fiom the front
line. Albert Shillitto, who is
back in Cumberland, will tell
you what that is. Well, this
happened on the 8th., day of August. It was a day of excitement
and hard work. We had a fairly
good support. Fritz had a strong
point which we had to take. Well
we went over at 10 o'clock and
took a few prisoners, .but had to
come back on account of artillery
barrage. It sure was fierce on
both sides. Our company headquarters were in an old archway
underneath the railway embankment. At 8 o'clock the same
night one of our companies went
over again, with the Imperials
on our left. Everything was in
a rumble. I didn't know whether I was on my head or my feet.
Shells were screaming and falling in all directions and of every
kind from minnerwerfers to rum
jars, and they can certainly do
some damage. I was standing
in the tunnel watching and waiting, when all of a sudden someone said. "Fritz is coming."
Well, my heart jumped into my
mouth. The first thing I thought
of was bombs. When I looked
up the Bosches were coming in
bunches, but I noticed they had
their hands up. The company
had taken them prisoners and
sent them in. One of them was
very badly wounded. About 9
o'clock I was in the tunnel again
and Fritz put up another barrage.
Mr. Marsden, our Scout officer,
was hit in the eye with some
shrapnel and was bleeding very
bad. Major Burde from Alberni
who was O. C. of our company,
shouts out: "runners, stretcher-
bearers, on the double." I started out and I had to go through a
railway cutting and the embankment to get to where we were
wanted, a distance of 100 yards.
Well, I'll swear there there were
shells going through that cutting
the same time as we were, but
we made it. though expecting
every minute to go up in the air.
After this was all over, our company was to go over again at 12,
About 11 o'clock I was ordered to
go to Brigade Headquarters with
the officers' watches, to adjust
our time with theirs, as there
must be absolutely no mistake
about the artillery fire. I got
back after a hard struggle, about
11,30. The boys went over at 12
and made good. We were in this
place for four days, and I was
glad when 1 saw the relief coming
in. It was here that Bobbie
Swanson "wentwest." Bob was
a fine fellow and a good soldier.
TOWN   TOPICS
MEN WANTED everywhere to
show samples or mail circulars for Large Mail Order
House. Permanent position
will pay $20 weekly. The
Consumers Association,
Windsor, Ontario.
Alderman Thomas H. Carey
left for Victoria on Friday as the
representative of the City Council and will attend the meeting
of the representatives of the various Island Municipalities in connection with the steel works .
which will in all probability be
established on this coast. Courtenay and Cumberland will present the claims of Union Bay as
the ideal spot for such work.
Aid. Carey will also interview
the Government on various matters affecting civic affairs.
A surprise party was held at
the home of Mr. George Campbell of Union Bay on Friday evening, Feb. 1st., when Mr. Campbell was presented with a purse
and gold by the employees of the
Canadian Collieries Union Bay
Machine Shops and Foundry.
Mr. Campbell, after twelve years
service has severed his connection with the Canadian Collieries
and leaves Union Bay. Complimentary speeches and- music in
addition to the presentation was
part of the program during the
evening.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Cumberland General Hospital
held a special meeting at the
home of Mrs. Geo. W. Clinton on
Thursday evening for the purpose
of making further arrangements
in connection with the concert
and hospital ball to be held in the
Ilo Ilo Theatre on Wednesday
evening, March 6th. Several
committees were appointed to
take charge of the coming event,
including a program committee
for the concert, a ball committee
and a refreshment committee.
The best local talent will be secured for the concert, and the
assistance of each and everyone
will be solicited to make the concert and ball a grand success from
a financial point. Particulars
later.
RED CROSS SOCIETY
The amounts collected by the
Red Cross Society for the month
of January are as follows:
Dunsmuir Ave  $ 23.75
Winde:mere Ave.      6.10
Jap Town No. 5      4.15
Penrith Ave. ._   13.70
Maryport Ave      9,25
Jap Town No. 1. and
ChinaTown..     21.55
West Cumberland      1.50
Camp    31.75
Derwentfe Allen Ave.-..    12.70
Membership fees         2.U0
Bevan    16.30
Total $M2.75
The percentage proceeds from
the Ilo Ilo Theatre on  Wednesday evening Feb. 6th.  for the
Red Cross, was thirty dollars.
E.J.Hicks.
Sec. Treas.
FOR SALE-Eight roomed
house, basement, full sized lot,
fruit trees. Easy terms and
monthly payments. Apply The
Islander.
FOR SALE One Victor Range,
Nickel Plated, cost $75. In
good condition. Will sell for
$35.   Apply Islander.
CUMBERLAND LIBERAL
ASSOCIATION
At a meeting of the above
association held on the 28th,
lilt., the follywing officers were
elected. First Hon. President,
The Right Hon. Sir Wilfrid
Laurier; Second Hon. President,
Mr. William W. B. Mclnnes;
Hon. Vice-President, Mr. Paul
Phillipps Harrison; President,
Mr. Frederick Pickard; Vice-
President, Mr. James Reid; Secretary, Mr. Alexander McKinnon; Treasurer, Mr. John Biggs.
There appears to be considerable activity amongst the members of the Cumberland Liberal
Association, which by the way
is by far the strongest and most
active Liberal Association in the
whole constituency. TWO
THK ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
BE OF GOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
®lje Matter
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, Be. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 1918
IF THERE IS A GOD?
In the summer twilight on the
porch of Mr. Harden's summer
cottage sat William Harden and
George Emmet. Mr. Emmet
broke the silence that had en-
susd after a discussion of some
aspects of the war.
"I'm afraid, Bill," he said,
"that the war has upset my
faith pretty badly."
"Faith in what?" asked the
other.
"Why, in God, of course. If
there is a God, why did He permit this thing to happen? And
why does he permit it to go on?
Hasn't Christianity broken
down?"
"To answer your last question
first, I don't feel that Christian-
ty has failed. What do the red
book, the yellow buok, the grey
hook and the white book mean?
Why does each one of the nations try to cast on its enemies
the responsibility for bringing
on this war? Can you imagine
Napoleon's being at pains to explain to the world why he overran a country? The world has
become more Christian since
those days. Our very abhorrence of the things being done
to-day is a proof that Christianity has not failed. Christianity
has bred in us sentiments of
humanity and ideals of justice
that arc shocked at things that
would have been sccepted as
necessary in other ages.
"Now, '11'there is a God, why
did He allow this war to come
and why does He allow it to go
on? God's designs are larger
than ours, and He may see what
we do not see, and plan what we
cannot understand. Personally,
I take great comfort in that text,
'The wrath of man shall praise
thee: the remainder of wrath
shalt thou restrain.' 1 believe
that there are already issuing
out of the wrath of this war
three things of .superlative value
lor the human race. The first is
democracy. The very fact that
the issue between democracy and
autocracy i* again so dearly .defined and stated is a great help
toward democracy, and what is
democracy but Christianity at
work in political bodies? When
Christianity proclaimed in Rome
. that all men were equal in the
sight of God, the very scullions
in Caesar's kitchen held up their
heads. That doctrine finally
killed slavery and tyranny in
Home. It kills them still whenever it is preached.
"The second great good from
this war is the impetus that
movement against the liquor
traflic has received. It is safe
to say that the cause of abstinence and prohibition has been
put forward at least a century.
"The third great good from
this war is the stimulus toward
spiritual ideals, I don't mean
the increased church attendance
abroad, although that is significant enough. Nor do I mean the
sobering effect upon the men at
the front, although we are told
that almost evety man at the
front has become religious. I
mean something broader and
deeper and more fundamental
than all that. The world was
suffering from a real spiritual
"sag." A temporal philosophy
had mastered it. Materialism,
in a variety of forms, had seized
upon it. But rails of materialism
had run to the sea; and it could
carry the world no further.
What is the war doing, and is it
going to do as it progresses, and
as homes are braken up and
young lives are cut short, is to
turn the attention of the people
toward the future life. The belief in that is going to be their
great consolation. I may be
wrong, but I think that the decline in church attendance during the last half century has
been owing, more than to any
other fact, to the decline in the
belief in immortality.* We had
no perspective and no background. The war is going to
set this world against the perspective of another world. If
you look on death as merely an
incident in human life, of no
more dramatic significance than
birth itself, these young fellows
who die in battle are going to
have a chance to take up their
lives in some other world.
"Who knows but that these
three great gains may be
The far-off interest of our tears
in this Armageddon? I believe
Christianity is not proving itself bankrupt, but is having a
ebirth if we only had eyes to
see."—Youths' Companion.
THE PUP AND THE BOY.
Not many moons ago a father
and a mother were cited before
a Wisconsin county court on account of the misbehavior of their
only child, a boy of ten.
Both parents wore an air of
complete innocence, They argued that if their boy had done
the wicked things of which he
was accused some one else must
have taught him. The blame
lay on the parents of the boys
who had exerted evil influences
upon their child rather than on
themselves. They were clearly
vexed, and intimated that the
action of the court was nothing
but persecution.
During a recess of court, the
prosecuting attorney, a kindly
Christian man, was able to draw
the father into a little sociable
chat. It was not long before he
learned that the idol of the man's
heart was a young Scotch collie.
A friend had given him the pup.
The dog was so attractive and
intelligent and was of so pure a
breed that its owner took most
excellent care of it. He never
let the puppy mix with the curs
of the neighborhood, lest it might
acquire their bad habits. In order to provide the necessary exercise he took the collie for a
stroll each evening. It was no
easy matter, for his hours were
full; hut so far he had never
omitted a day since the dog had
been his property. With all this
care, the man felt sure his pup
should grow into an exceptionally valuable animal,
When court convened, the at
torney put a very straight questions to that man. How much
time did he spend with his boy
How hard did he try to see that
his boy had only the right kind
of company? How did the lad
spend his idle hours and with
whom did he habitually associate?
To those few questions neither
the father nor the mother had
one satisfactory answer. They
had let their boy run at large and
play with any child he happened
to meet. Ever since he had been
able to run. about his father had
spent no time with him, not even
on Sundays.
"You ought to raise pups, not
boys," remarked the attorney.
"You're better fitted for it,"
An angry father left the court
room. But a few weeks later,
when he and the attorney met
again the father was ready to
thank the lawyer for the lesson
and to promise that he would
practice with more diligence the
art of being a father to the boy.
CLEARANCE SALE
of the balance of our Winter Stock
BEGINS FRIDAY, DEC. 8
and will continue until Saturday, Feb. 16th
Ladies and Children's' Men's and Boys' Ready-to-wear
Garments, etc.
Dry Goods, House Furnishings, Gents' Furnishings, etc.
20%  DISCOUNT   ON   MEN'S   CLOTHING
10%   DISCOUNT   ON   Aa  SHOES
See large poster for Special Sale Prices, also bulletin for Stock-taking
Specials in our Grocery Department.
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
NANAIMO. HOLDEN AT
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
In the matter of the Estate of
the Deceased and in the matter
of the Administration Act.
Take Notice that by order of
His Honour, C. H. Barker, made
herein on 18th., day of Jan. 1918.
I was duly appointed Administrator of the above Estate of Jas.
E. Towers, deceased, late of Bevan, B. C.
All parties having claims against the said Estate a^e hereby
required to mail or deliver same
to Wesley Willard, official Administrate!,  Cumberland, B. C,
on or before the 15th day of
March 18., a full, correct statement duly verified by statutory
declaration showing their name,
occupation, and address and the
amount and particulars of their
claim and the nature of security,
if any, held by them, and take
Notice, after the said date I shall
proceed to distribute the said Es
tate among the persons entitled
thereto having claims of which I
shall have due notice, and all parties indebted to said estate are
hereby required to pay me their
indebtedness forthwith.
Dated at Cumberland, this 30th.
day of Jan., 1918.
WESLEY WILLARD,
Official Administrator,
Cumberland Patriotic War Fund.
Statement for the month of December, 1917:
RECEIPTS.
Balance on hand Nov. 30th $7419.67
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Limited, Employees  925.50
Canadian Collieries (D) Ltd  25.00
(k>vt. Employees  5.30
City Collections  59.55
EXPENDITURE.
Mrs. C. Thompson $  33.50
"   H.Thompson  32.00
"   D. T. Cameron  40.00
"   S. Cameron  29.50
"   H. B. Conrod  25.50
"   M.Ellison  23.50
"   E.Davis  23.50
"   J. Scougall  23.00
"   J. C. Brown  22.00
"   F.P.Davidson  21.00
"   R.Herd  19.50
"   R.Peters  19.50
"   W.J. Fraser  19.50
" , Florence Davis  18.50
"   E. Pearson  1750
"   B.Nicholai  17.50
"   H. M. Wallace  17.50
"   G.Brown  17.50
"   M.Cope  17.50
"   L.Piket  17.50
"   M. Walker  15.00
"   F. Slaughter  15.00
"   C. Jewitt  15.00
"   M.Brown  16.00
"   G. F. White  . 15.00
"   A.Ponder  15.00
"   E.Haywood  12.50
"   M. Watson,  12.50
"   A. Barber  12.50
"   M.E. Scott  12.50
"   J.E.White  12.50
"   ESimms  12.50
"   J.Elliott  12.50
"   G.H.Darby  12.50
"   F. Brentnall  12.50
"   C. Macintosh  12.50
Postage and War Tax  1.71
Balance on hand  7738.31
Total $8435.02        Total $8435.02
W. WILLARD, Pres.
R. HENDERSON, Sec,       F. A. MCCARTHY, Treas.
A Telephone is a Telephone!
Nothing Can Tat\e Its Place.
It provides the facilities to talk anywhere at
any time.
It is ready for service at any hour-day or
night.
It is never-failing in emergency of any kind.
It places you within easy reach of your friends.
It gives you quick communication with the
place where you deal.
Its service is direct—instant—satisfactory.
It saves travelling.
It saves writing.
It saves money.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
U. B. C.   BEER
IS A PURE MALT BEVERAGE
which meets an adult human
need that is almost universal.
PURE    BEER
like U.B.C, has a real food value and combines
the extracts of the choicest Canadian
Barley and Hops
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direct concentrated heat waves and a cheerful
glow. 'For their size they are the best arid most
economical heater ever placed on the market.
We give special rates for current with these heaters whereby they only cost 2\ cents per hour to
operate. One of these heaters placed in a bathroom on a frosty night will often save its cost in
burst water pipes with all their attendant incon-
vience and discomfort. See us about one now and
be ready for the next cold snap.
THE HOME OF ELECTRICITY
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
Pi O. 314
Nanaimo, B.C.
Cumberland, B.C.
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[established 24 years.]
BAKERY RE-OPENS
The NEW HOME BAKERY
Will be open again in the Old
THE NEW EDISON
"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
setting.
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.
Stand with a full supply of
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Caket a Specialty
NEW HOME BAKERY
J. HALLIDAY
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
CHARLIE  SING   CHONG
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Hardware, Croceryware and
General Merchandise
Chewing
IS THE WORLD'S BEST CHEW
I COPENHAGENif
1  ••• SNIFF "1
It is manufactured
tobacco in its purest
form.
It has a pleasing
flavor.
It is tobacco scientifically prepared
for man's use.
Get Behind ihe 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 be surprised how easily the Ford is handled and driven.
If youlhave never felt the thrill of driving your own car,
there is something good in store for you. It is vastly
different from just ruling—being a passenger. And especially so if .you drive a Ford.
Young toys, girls, women and even grandfathers—thousands of them—are driving Ford curs 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"
constantly.
Gflfeel
Runabout • $475
Tcuring ■ • $495
Coupe • • $770
Sedan • - • $970
THE UNIVERSAL CAR One-ton Truck $750
F. 0. B. FORD, ONT.   .
E. C.EMDE. Dealer, Courtenay
HONOR ROLL IN
PUBLIC SCHOOL
DIV. I.-Orpha Lewis, Mildred Halcrow, Edith Lockard,
Vivian Aspesy, Ellen Clark, Genevieve McFadyen.
DIV. II,—Hector Stuart, Frank
Potter, Walter Taylor, Christina
McKinnon, Naborn Abe, Hugh
Stachan.
DIV. III.—Emma Mussatto.
Douglas Sutherland, Beatrice
Bickle, Mildred Maxwell, Karl
Coe, Edna Marsh.
DIV. IV. Mary Francioli, Katie Bono, Blodwyn Williams, Mary Gillafrio, Katie Richardson,
Robert Adamson.
DIV. V.-Alfred Maxwell. Me-
lio Crosetti, Katherine Bartoldi,
Arnold MacDonald, Nellie Smith,
Edward Bickle.
DIV. VI. -Tibitha Bradley.
Chrissie Sutherland, Helen Parnham, Tom Abe, Gwendolyn Williams, Margaret Young.
DIV. VII.-Edna Smith. Arthur Hoffheinz, Mary Walker,
Lon How, Dorothy Maxwell,
Charlie Enrici.
DIV. VIII.-Leland Harrison,
Claudia Harrison, Dorothy Stanford, Asao Sataki, Margaret Adamson, Jennie Damonte.
DIV. IX.-Kathleen Cooke,
Harry Quinn, Barbary Grant,
Shirley Bate. Douglas Creech,
Charlotte Stant.
The teachers of the Public
School contributed $10 to the local Patriotic Fund during month
of January 1918.
FIFTEEN SHIPS SUNK
LAST WEEK
London, Feb. 6.—The Admiralty reports fifteen British merchantmen sunk by mine or submarine in the past week. Of
these ten were 1,600 tons or
over, and five under 1,600 tons.
Four fishing vessels also were
sunk.
The British losses by mine or
submarine during the past week
are approximately the same as
the previous week, when nine
British merchantmen of more
than 1,600 tons and six of lesser
tonnage were destroyed.
CHARLIE SING CHONG,
West Cumberland. B.C.
HONG CHONG & CO.1
Bevan, B.C.
Ho llo Theatre
See These Paramount-Artcraft Films for
Week of February 11th.
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
In one of his most successful comedy dramas,
'Down to Earth'
GEORGE M COHAN
"Seven Keys to
Baldpate"
COMING, FIRST WEEK IN MARCH,
Rebecca of Sunnybi"ook Farm
MARY PICKFORD
ram) visitors to
-    CABINET MINISTERS
Cranks and Inventors of Many Sorti
Art Irate Whan Sarvantt Rigidly
Kaap Tham Out
You hare hard work Indeed to let
into the War Ofllce nowadaye when
you wish to aee anybody Important
there, says an English Journalist. For
a host of guards of one sort or an*
other have to be satisfied, passed, and
propitiated ere you come to the man
you want to see. Nor la this provls-
ion unnecessary, for every day sees
an eccentric man or womai. trying to
get an Interview with some notability
In the various Government unices
about' Whitehall.
"I want to see Lord Kitchener,
that's what I want!" exclaimed a
visitor to the War Office Indignantly,
when he was Btopped by a burly
policeman. "No, I haven't any pass.
But I've Invented something which
would drive all the Oermans Into
Black Forest In a fortnight! What Is
It? Never you mind what It Is. ycung
man!" went on the Irate visitor.
"Just take me to Kitchener's room,
that's all! I can't see him? And thla
la called a free country! Well, then,
I'll Just go along to Buckingham Palace and see King George, and tell
him about It, that's what I'll do!"
Whether the angry niftn went to the
Palace or not the smiling policeman
never learned. But it Is certain that
his chance of Interviewing Lord Kitchener without some very special appointment was about as likely as hla
seeing In the flesh the present Shah
of Persia!
Lunatic Almoat Did  It
Another crank did actually get Into
the Home Office some few weeks ago,
though how yet remains a mystery.
He must have smuggled himself In
somehow amongst a number of clerks,
about nine a.m., when there waa
quite a little crowd entering. Anyway
a clerk found thla stranger In hia
room, and was blandly told by the
visitor that he was waiting to be taken to Mr. McKenna, with whom he
had an appointment. Luckily, the
young official quickly grasped the fact
that this man in bis room waB a lunatic, for he began to Bay things as to
rouse suspicions.. So the clerk did a
very smart thing.' Instead of raising
the poor fellow's temper by refusing
him he quite calmly asked the man
to follow him, and led by devious corridors until, he found himself shown
through 'a side door Into the street.
What the demented one said when
that happened the clever clerk did not
wait to hear.
Only If you have a letter on you,
■howlng the actual appointment made,
do you get admission to the room of
a Minister at the House of Commons.
"One man cama a month or ao back,"
■aid a policeman on duty, "and told
ui ha must ae* Sir Edward Orey. It
was Imperative, aa he could put him
up to a thing or two which would
Just about make all America Immediately tend thousands of men to help
th* allies at th* front I When we
told the man he had better writ* th*
Secretary for Foreign Affairs concerning It he got very mujh annoyed, and
finally wanted to know whether England wished to win this war or not.
Then ha tried a new tack by vehemently declaring that I was preventing
England from winning It by my stopping him there; and, finally, I had to
•ummon another officer to remove him
altogether outside Palace Yard."
Soma Wonderful Sohemea
"Beg pardon, oan you tell me If
thla la Mr. Lloyd-George's house, sir!"
■aid a lady to me In Downing Street
I happened to be going myself. "Yea,
It la, madam," said I. "Oh, are you
going to ae* Mr. Lloyd-George?" ask-
•d she.   I nodded,
"May I com* In with you? I very
much desire to toll him something
about the drink queatlon I think h*
ought to know, as It la extremely urgent." I had to explain that It waa
quit* Impossible for me to ask her
In with me; that she must ring and
ilk for an interview on her own account. Whereupon she got very angry
and called me many names.
It is rare indeed that any unauthorised person does actually get Into tb*
presence of a Cabinet Minister In
this way. But it has been don*. I
recollect one of the former secretarial
of a Prime Minister telling me how'
be found a perfect stranger in a room
close by where the Cabinet was holding a meeting at No. 10 Downing
Street. The stranger quite politely
explained that ho was a stranger
from the United Btatei visiting
London, who had thought be should
.like to see the famous house,
and found the door open, strolled In
to, (Bk someone If he might look
round, and had walked from room to
room, never meeting a servant till he
had come across the secretary. But,
of course, that curious chance could
scarcely happen once In half a century at ordinary times, let alone when
a Cabinet meeting was In progress,
ao thorough are the precautions which
are taken against unofficial Intrusions.
SHARP BELGIAN WIT
Sailing Weapon Freely Uaad, Admits
a Oerman Paper
Germans are complaining that th*
witty people of Brussels are making
tb* Invaders the targets of their ready
■hafts. "The ptoplo of Brussels,"
writes th* "Frankfurter Zeitung," "re-
■emble the Parisians very much and
?ossess the same kind of 'blague.'
heir wit Is exuberant and naturally
they make th* Oermans their victims.
The word 'boche' Is now used with
the diminutive ending by the p-jople
ot Brussels. 'Bocheke, bocheke tut
t'en Ira' (little boche, little hoohe, you
will soon have to run away) slnr: th*
children of Brussels and when you
h*ar It sung In a fresh girlish voice.
you can't really get angry. Born op-
posltlonlBts, aB they are, how could
they suddenly drop their opposition to
Us? They obey nil the order of the
Governor In '.he most correct manner
but their wit i occasionally very
galling." The paper perhaps refers to
the Incidents nf the people of Brussels
solemnly saluting hearses and garbage wagons, pretending that the German Governor nilr.ht ho Inside, when
that official had ordered them to salute
his carriage In the street. FOUR
THE! ISLANDER. CUMBlttLAND, B.C.
IN THE COUNTY  COURT OF
NANAIMO HOLDEN AT
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
In the matter of the Estate of
the Deceased and in the matter
of Administration Act.
Take Notice, that by order of
His Honour, C. H. Barker, made
herein on the 18th., day of Jan,
1918.
1 was duly appointed Ad ninis-
trator of the above Estate of
Thomas Freeman, Wyatt Bay,
Valdez Island, 13. C.
All parties having claims against the said Estate are hereby j
required to mail or deliver satin;
to Wesley Willard, Official Administrator, Cumberland, B. C,
on or before the 15th., day of
March 1918. A full, correct
statement fully verified by statutory declaration, showing the
name, occupation and address,
and the amount and particulars
of their claim and the nature of
security, if any, held by them,
and Take Notice, after the said
date I shs;ll proceed to distribute
the said Estate among the persons entitled thereto, having
claims of which I shall have due
notice, and all parties indebted
to said Estate are hereby required to pay me their indebtedness
forthwith.
Dated at Cumberland this 30th.,
day of Jan. 1918.
WESLEY WILLARD
Official Administrator.
CHEAPER   FEED
Prices F.O.B. Courtenay.
No. 1 Clover or Timothy Hay,
per ton $26.00
Bran, per ton  36,30
Shorts, per ton  41.30
Whole Barley, per cwt    3.50
Ground or Crushed Barley,...   3.60
Scratch Food, per cwt.    4.00
No. 1 Wheat, per cwt    4.00
Whole Oats, 901b sack    3.10
Crushed or Ground Oats, 801b 2.80
Corn Chop, (dairy feed) 901b 2.40
Oat Feed,       "      "      901b   1.40
Straw, per bale 70
Building Lime, perbbl.    1.60
Agricultural Lime, per cwt 60
Oilcake Meal    3.45
A reasonable charge if goods are
delivered in Cumberland.
We carry a full line of Flour
Dairy  and Poultry   Feeds,
Field and Garden Seeds.
Ask your grocer for B. & K.
Rolled Oats.
Written or phoned orders promptly
delivered.
THE BRACKMAN-KER
MILLING CO., LTD.
COURTENAY, B.C.     -
P.O. Box 248 Phone 66R
MUMFORD'S CASH GROCERY
PHONE 71
In view of the ever-increasing price of food stuffs, the
housekeeper's problem is
How to Effect a Saving on
the Grocery Account?
This can be done by shopping at the Cash Grocers,
where by cutting down the expenses to a minimum,
you are offered
The Best Quality Goods at
the Lowest Possible Figure
Watch the windows for Special Prices.   All goods are
marked in plain figures.
If you were asked:
"WHAT IS THE BEST SEWING MACHINEP
You would say at once:
1 THE SINGER
Have you practised what you preached and
bought one ?   If not, now is the time to buy one.
The Singer Sewing Machine Co. has arranged
with Mrs. King to keep machines on display.
Our agents are all practical men. They will fix
your machine no matter what the make. So leave
your orders with Mrs. King at her store, and she
will have the agent call on you when he comes.
ALL SINGER SEWING MACHINES are sold
on easy terms—$3.00 a month will buy one. Every
machine guaranteed by the Singer Sewing Machine
Company.
Needles, Oil and Accessories can be had from
MRS.   KING,
Confectionery, Tobacco and Stationery Store
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINIM REIUUTIIIIt
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 re-1
newable for a further term of 21 years at j
an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not more
than 2,500 acres will be leased to one ap-1
plicant.
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.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
Notary public and General
insurance aoent
Representing
Royal Exchange Assurance,
London, England.
National Fire of Hartford.
Queen Insurance Company.
Fidelity-Phoenix Fire Insurance
Company of New York.
Providence, Washington, Insurance Company.
British Empire Underwriters'
Agency.
Maryland Casualty Company
of Baltimore.
PHONES:     .
OFFICE 35       RESIOENCE 78
The ISLANDER BUILDING
DUNSMUIR »VI„ CUMIIIUai. 1,0.
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.
Aik for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
Kierstead's Garage
A. STANFORD, having taken
over the Repair Department of
Mr. Kierstead's Garage, wishes
to inform the motoring public
of this and the surrounding district he is able to undertake the
Repairs of any make of car. A
trial will be appreciated and will
prove to customers undoubted
satisfaction.   Terms Reasonable.
f*
V-
THE   BIG  STORE
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
"^
NEW SPRING GOODS
Within the next ten days we expect thousands
of dollars' worth of the newest novelty and
staple lines in Dry Goods. Our leading lines
of blouses are well to the front and our first
consignment has already arrived. For spring
wear Voiles still lead the way and are shown
in a fine assortment of dainty lines, with
Georgette Crepe and Crepe de Chene favorites
for evening wear.
LACES
Immediately after Stocktaking, January 31st, we will open a very
choice lot of the newest and nattiest lines in fine Laces which have
arrived.
CORSETS
Our popular line of D. & A. Corsets are well to the front and you
can save some money on this line as our prices are still low compared with the new prices just out.    The La Diva Corset we guarantee to give you satisfaction, or your money back.
New Pongee Silks and Cotton Crepes
Arriving this week will be the largest consignment of Pongee Silks,
including the very heavy coating which is so popular and so hard to
get, as well as a comprehensive showing of other values. Striped
Cotton Crepes are to be extra good for early spring, and we have
some of the best lines at hand for your inspection.
PENMAN'S LISLE HOSE
About 20 doz. of this guaranteed line to be put on sale, all sizes,
price 60c. a pair.   We will guarantee the color of every pair of this
special line.
GROCERY DEPARTMENT
We still pride ourselves on our Service in this department, and we
feel convinced you will find our values are right. Service and value
are the two outstanding qualities, combined with Choice, which
makes a store efficient. If not already one of our customers, come
and give us a trial order and be convinced. We can save you money
at the Big Store.
a
H
ac
rJ
HACIFAX RELIEF FUND
T. E. Bate, Esq., Mayor of
Cumberland, Cumberland, B. C,
Dear Sir: The Relief Committee
has asked me to especially acknowledge receipt of the very
generous financial contribution
of eight hundred and twenty
eight dollars and ten cents from
the citizens of your town. Will
you be good enough to accept
for yourself and convey to the
citizens of your town, our most
sincere thanks for their splendid
generosity. We deeply appreciate such a very tangible expression of sympathy. Yours truly,
Ralph P. Bell, Secretary Relief
Committee.
Cumberland Tailor
Repairing. Pressing and   Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring a Specialty.
Phone 1
S.   ISAKA
Gents Tailors Prices Moderate
See Douglas Fairbanks in "Down to
Earth," at the Ilo Ilo next week.

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