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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established I894
VOL. VIII.. No. 7
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1917.
' Subscription price, $2.00 per year
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SUBMARINE CAM'
PAIGN SERIOUS
'After lunching at Perkins Bull Hospital on May 2nd, Sir Robert Borden addressed
the wounded officers, many of whom had been at the battle of Vimy Ridge, and
congratulated them on the success of the Canadians' capture of Arleux. After
a long session of the war cabinet attended by all the Canadian Ministers, Sir
Robert Borden met Sir William Robertson, chief of the general staff.
TOWN   TOPICS
WANTED—Young girl, aged
13 or 14 to care for children only.
Apply Mrs. Bayley, Comox.
Samuel Jones has returned to
West Cumberland. The men
who left during the slack times
are gradually coming back.
WANTED-A good strong girl
for General Housework.   Apply,
P. P. HARRISON,
Cumberland, B. C.
Mrs. C. D. Hobbs left for Victoria on Wednesday.
Dr. K. B. Dier, of Ladysmith,
was a visitor to this city on
Thursday.
Henry Devlin, inspector of
mines, arrived on Tuesday on his
usual monthly tour of inspection.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd, arrived on Tuesday
Richard Kirkham, of Nanaimo,
was here on a visit during the
early part of last week.
Evening Song at Holy Trinity
Church on Sunday evening at 7
p. m., May 6th.
WANTED TO HIRE-New
Boat, Comox lake, May and June,
P. 0. Box 342 Cumberland.
LADIES!
If you want a vote you must
Register, on or before Monday,
the 14th., day of May. Any lady
who is a British subject and aver
the age of 21 years should register at once. You can be registered any day next week by calling at The Islander Office.
Register and have a say as to
who shall rule this province.
THE BEST BUY IN THE DISTRICT.
FOR SALE-33 acres of land
near Cumberland, adjoining
Main Road. Price $18 per acre.
Easy terms.   Apply
G. J. HARDY,
Courtenay, B. C.
GETTING  A LINE ON  VON   HINDENBURG.-That  popular
(wooden) idol still ahead of the Allies.—N.Y. Herald.
Washington, May 2.—The enormous inroads in the world's
shipping made by German submarines within the last [few
weeks has brought to American
Government officials a full realization of the disaster that faces
the United States and the Allies
if the undersea warfare is not
checked.
Governors and state representatives here today for a national
defence conference, will take
home to their people a message
from the Government emphasizing the menace to America, and
urging that there must be the
fullest co-ordinotion by the States
in war preparation if Germany is
to be defeated. Secretary Lane
told the conference that the
great destruction of ships was
threatening the existence of
Great Britain and France, and
menacing the United States. No
one knew the exact number of
ships lost recently, but estimates
put last week's toll to 400,000
tons. Later he explained that
this estimate was probably too
high.
Secretary Lansing, in a statement declared that the submarine situation was most serious
and that it was high time the
country awoke to the true facts.
Reports to the State Department
give a total of eighty vessels lost
in one week, figures much higher than any contained in recent
British announcements.
MORE ACTIVITY
IN PALESTINE
London, May 2.—Considerable
activity by British infantry and
cavalry patrols in Palestine, near
Gaza, is reported in an official
statement today. Turkish positions have been raided and bombarded. The statement is as
follows:
"In the neighborhood of Gaza
there have been some patrol actions, in which our infantry and
mounted troops have been successful. During our artillery
bombardment we dispersed enemy working parties, damaged
two enemy guns and an artillery
observation station, and blew up
an artillery dump."
PEOPLE URGED TO EAT LESS
BREAD.
London, May 2.—King George
has sigred a proclamation exhorting the people to lesson their
consumption of wheat ami to
practice the greatest economy
and frugality in the use of all
other kinds of grain.
The proclamation particularly
urges the people to reduce the
consumption of bread by at least
one-fourth of the quantity consumed in normal times.
The war cabinet is now considering a compulsory rationing
scheme, Capt. Bathurst of the
food control department announced in the House of Commons today.
The stormy weather of last
Sunday delayed the Charmer
from Vancouver for 8 hours. The
passengers and express from the
Charmer did not arrive in Cumberland until seven in the evening.
Gideon Hicks, of Victoria, arrived last Saturday and left on
Tuesday.
The West Cumberland Band
will give a dance in the band
hall on the evening of the 24th
of May.
LIBERTY LOAN
TWO BILLIONS
Washington May 2.—Secretary
McAdoo announced tonight that
the first offering of bonds authorized under the war finance law
would be a two billion dollar "liberty loan" issue, open to. popular
subscriptions, and subscriptions
would be received until June 15
next. The bonds will be dated
July 1, and will be ready for delivery on that date.
Although department stores,
newspapers, bond houses and
many other organizations, in addition to banks, will be utilized
in floating the bonds, the twelve
Federal reserve banks will be
designated as central agencies
in their respective districts. Details as to the denominations of
the bonds have not yet been prescribed, but the lowest denomi
nation will be so small as to place
the bonds within the reach of
every investor. Many offers of
assistance in floating the issue
have been received from women's
organizations and the Secretary
will organize a woman's committee to assist in obtaining subscriptions and distributing the
bonds.
WILL WIN CREST
With.jhe French Armies in
Champagne, May 2.—France is
waging her greatest artillery
battle of the war to loose the
German hold on the crest of Mo
ronvilliers—the Gibralter of the
Champagne plains. And within
hearing of the continuous thunder of her cannon—almost in
sight of them—French soldiers
are working alongside peasant
women, girls and little children,
in plowing, sowing and harrowing the ground, fighting France's
economic battle as their brothers
in the trenches just ahead fight
the military combat.
This greatest battle of the guns
began Sunday. It extended over
more than eight miles. No Sabbath calm reigned here. It was
an inferno of noise and smoke
and flame. Fortwenty-four hours
I watched its progress, standing
on a height north of the Vesle
Valley.
CANADIANS KEEP
ENEMY NERVOUS
Canadian Headquarters in
France, May 2.—The enemy is
now thoroughly alarmed over our
thrust toward Duoai from Vimy
Ridge, and he has increased his
artillery fire on this part of the
front. He is now expending
shells more freely than at any
time since our advance began.
Among the new guns brought up
by the Germans on this part of
the front is a long one of fourteen inches calibre, probably originally meant for battlecruisers
of the Hindenburg class. Shells
fired from it appear to be of fairly recent make. Others of smaller calibre which were used a
short time ago were of the armor-piercing class. These shells
are not intended for land fighting and their use would indicate
a scarcity of ordinary high explosive ammunition.
This morning airplane men of
our corps temporarily blinded the
enemy by destroying four of his
observation balloons, while maintaining a vigorous guard against
enemy airoplanes.
CITY  COUNCIL
The City Council held their
regular meeting on Monday evening with-His Worship Mayor
Bate in the chair. Aldermen
Bannerman, Milligan, John
Brown and Carey were present.
The minutes of the previous-
meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications
were received:
A. McKinnon, Esq., City Clerk,
Cumberland, B. C. Sir, I beg to
enclose herewith copy of the
boundaries of the Cumberland
City School District as they appear in this week's issue of the
Provincial Gazette. I have the
honour to be, Sir, Your obedient
servant, Alexander Robinson,
Superintendent of Education.
Education Department
April 13th, 1917.
NOTICE is hereby given that
the Honourable the Council of
Public Instruction has been
pleased to redefine the boundaries of the Cumberland City
School District as follows:—
Cumberland.—All that area
embraced within the corporate
limits of the City of Cumberland,
together with Sections 25, 26, 27,
and 28 of Township 10, Comox
District, and Lots 20, 21, and 24,
Section 3, and Block 144 of Nelson District.
ALEXANDER ROBINSON
Superintendent of Education.
motion was received
This on
and filed.
To the Mayor and Council:—
I, Shosuke Nakano, declare
that the two houses situated on
Lot six, Block six, facing on
Third Street, Cumberland, have
been vacant for the last two
years. On account of the above
property having been vacant I
contend that I am not liable to
pay scavanger fees for same.
SHOSUKE NAKANO.
The council decided that a bylaw governed scavenger fees and
that it was impossible to make
any refund.
MILK TESTS.
Cumberland Board of Health:
—Dear Sirs:—The following is
the result of tests made on milk
supplied to citizens of the City
of Cumberland:
Owner of Cows Amt. of Butter Fat
Mr. Wilcox   8.  %
Mr. Shaw  7.6%
Mr. Dessord 7.6%
Mr. Picketti  5.2%
Mr. Maruya 4,5%
Mr. Kishumato 4.2%
Mr. Kobayakawa.. 4,2%
Mr. Foster 4T0%
Mr. Bono  4.0%
Respectfully submitted
E.-Jt. HICKS, M. D.
Med. Health Officer.
This was received and filed.
Council then adjourned.
APPLICATION WANTED.
Application for the position of
Chief Constable for the City of
f unberland, will be received by
the undersigned up to May 7th.,
at 5 p. m. Salary $80 per month.
A. McKINNON, City Clerk.
HONOR ROLL.
The sum of S13 was subscribed
by teachers and pupils of the
Public School to the Patriotic
Fund. Following is a list of the
six leading pupils of each Division.
DIV. I-Foon Sieu, Stanley
Mounce, Robert Robertson, Ida
McFadyen, Maggie Cessford,
Edward Creech.
DIV II.—Edith Horbury, Hannah Lockhart, Ellen Clark, Charlotte Carey, Genevieve McFadyen, Vivian Aspesy.
DIV. Ill—Hector Stewart,
Naboru K. Abe, Frank Potter,
Pearl Hunden, Joe Picketti, Hugh
Strachan.
DIV. IV.-Edna Marsh, Edith
Hood, Douglas Sutherland, Etta
Hood, Emma Ducca, Walter Som-
erville.
DIV. V,—Jack Peacey, Fanny
Strachan, Delina Treloni, Tom
McLean, Jung Kum, Ukiko Abe.
DIV. Vl.-Phylis Boothman,
Mary Francioli, Mary Gillafrio,
Katie Bono, Howard Russell,
Lily Banks.
Rusty Freloni, Jessie Maxwell,
Helen Parnham, Christy Sutherland, Tom Abe, Jeannie Logan.
DIV. VIII.-Gwendolyn Williams, Rosie Manicor, Thelma
Barry, Toshiko Tamoto, William
Stant, Herbert Gibson.
DIV. IX.—Lelantl Harrison,
Claudia Harrison, George Mar,
Jean Weaver, Olive Odgers, Jessie Brown.
The Canadian Red Cross Society acknowledges with thanks
the sum of thirteen dollars, being
the amount collected by the Cumberland Public School during the
month of April for the Prisoners
of War fund.
M. R. BURNSIDE,
Secretaiy-Treas.
ONE MONTH'S WORK.
London, May 2.—"DuringAp-
ril," says last night's official report from British headquarters,
"we have taken 19,343 German
prisoners, including 393 officers.
In the same period we captured
257 guns and howitzers, including 98 heavy guns and howitzers,
227 trench mortars and 470 machine guns.
"In addition to these we took
many of the enemy's gunsi how-
itzeis, trench mortars and machine guns, which had been destroyed by our artillery."
Acknowledge Receipt of $113.78
for Belgian Relief.
A. McKinnon, Esq., Secretary
Cumberland Patriotic Fund, Cumberland, B. C. Dear Sir—I beg
to acknowledge the receipt of
your letter of the 27th of April
enclosing cheque for $113.78 for
our Belgian Relief Fund.
On behalf of our local committee, please convey to the citizens of your town our grateful
thanks for this generous donation. I am. Yours very truly,
W. S. TERRY,
Consul for Belgium.
First Tommy: " What lot are they, Bill?"
Second Tommy:   "I dunno, hut 1 should think they must be their
Flying Corps."—London Opinion. TWO
THE ISLANDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.
BE OF CCCD CHEER!
SI}? Mlmbn
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company ;it Cumberland,
B.C, Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance. $2.00;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to count ties in Postal Union. $<!.(X)
upon the thought that the feelings of a fellowman must be
respected, that the ties of kinship and fellowship are among
the most beautiful and ennobling
that can be planted in our hearts;
if beyond all this, if the boy and
girl are taught to look higher
than the things of this world,
then one of the foundation stones
upon which education is based,
is secure and the state is safe.
The common schools of our
land must instill in the minds of
every boy and girl the element
of honesty; honesty to himself
honesty to his neighbor; honesty
to his country.
SATURDAY, MAY 5th, 1917
ELECTRIC FIRE HAZARDS.
Numerous electric tires are not
due to faulty wiring or defective
appliances, but owe their origin
strictly to gross carelessness in
the use or misuse of the various
convenient electrical appliances
now placed on the market for
domestic use.
Because of their convenience,
small electric devices, such as
many pressing irons, curling
irons, toasters, electric pads or
blankets, electric plate warmers,
and electric sterilizers or heaters
are now to be found in almost
every community, If these were
used with proper care the danger would be neglible, but, unfortunately, many users do not
realize the peril of leaving them
in circuit when not in use. In
such cases these devices tend to
become overheated, and to set
tire to anythingcombustible with
which they are in contact,
Accorcding to the fire underwriters, most of these fires are
small, but the aggregate loss is
large, and occasional instances
show extensive damage. Fires
of this class furnish a special
peril to life, being most frequent
in dwellings and often breaking
out at night. A characteristic
example is that in which an electric pressing iron is left upon the
ironing board, with the circuit
closed, and then forgotten. In
such a case the fire may not occur until some hours later.
T
If you want your town to improve, improve it. If you want
your town lively, make it. Dont
go to sleep, but get up and work
for it, talk about it, and talk favorably. If you have property,
improve it, paint your houses,
make your surroundings pleasant
and you will be worth more in
the market. If you are doing
reasonably well advise your
friends to come and invest near
you. rVk steadily for your
home " ap your money
at hoiu,   , much as possible, and
.it is likely to help you in return,
lormoi hazard is already The 8UCcea8(u| toWM liave been
assuming large pioportions. the
USE THE SOIL.
It is just as important under
certain conditions to have a reserve of food as reserves of car'
tridges. When so much is de'
pendent on a good crop, the en-
tire community should concern
itself about the situation from
the beginning of the season,
There are certain common vege-
tables, comprising a large part
of the food supply, such as pota
toes, beans, onions, etc, which
tlo well in all parts of the country. They can be grown in a
small way without machinery,
and their production this year
in ample quantities should be assured  beyond chance or doubt.
"Of all forms of productive capacity there is none more vital,
indispensable and steadying than
the application of human industry to the cultivation of the soil,
And if there is one pointat which
order seems beginning to emerge
from the present confusion of
our political and social aims it is
precisely with regard to this fundamental necessity of making a
better use of the greatest of al
natural resources.''— Vicount Mil
ner.
made by the property owners
pulling together, Public improvement is an investment that
pays. Dont waste your time over dirty quarrels and hold back
your aid from good objects, through spite, but work for some
good and you will lind yourself
benefitted,
NOTICE.
Public Notice is hereby given
to all persons in arrears for Taxes due the City of Cumberland,
Various safety de-[tnat a delinquent tax sale, the
added by certain <latl'<l(' vvhic1' wi|1 '"-' announced
later,   will   be  held  during the
month of September 1917.
All personsin arrears are hereby requested to take Notice and
arrange to protect their interests,
By orler of the City Council.
A. MACKINNON,
City Clerk.
Aclurinl Bureau of the National
Board of fire Underwriters in
one day noted approximately 100
rep irts of tires from this cause,
out of a total of 2000 losses it;
the days reports, and it estimates
that small electrical devices are
causing fires al the rate of 30,"
(iiil) or more in the course of a
year,
Most of these fires, it is claimed
are entirely preventable, and are
due to carelessness on the part
of the user,
vires have been
manufacturers, Some of these
ile.ii- s are fairlj effective, bul
there is one absolute precaution
which should he borne in mind
at all times by '-very user, namely thai of shutting off the current when the appliance is not
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MAYDAY SPECIALS
Sport Silks
Sport Silks in Pongee shades with colored
stripes and large colored spots in purple, old
rose, cadet, and Paddy. Sport Hats in Panama and Leghorns in all shades.
Gloves
Ladies' washable Chamois Gloves with black
card backs. Ladies' white Cape Kid washable
Gloves with white and black card backs.
Waists
Indies' Silk Crepe-de-chene and Georgette
Crepe Waists in the newest styles in all light
shades and tints. Ladies' white embroidered
Voile and Mercerized Voile Waists in Excelsior designs.
C-C a la Grace Corsets.
" Invictus "  Shoes.
Skirts
A large assortment of ladies' Ready-to-Wear
Skirts in all sizes in the prevailing styles in
Serge, Panama and Tweeds at popular prices.
Middy Waists and Belts
Ladies' Middy Waists and Wash Skirts in
Repp, Pique, and India Head; also black
patent Belts and black patent edged with
white Silk Cord in all widths. Middy Strings
and Ties.
Wash Goods
In Voiles, Zephyrs, Ginghams, Galateas, Repp,
Prints, Ducks, Piques and Pongees in natural
and colored.
Millinery
Advance Styles in ladies' Trimmed and Ready-
to-wear Hats, children's Wash Hats and infants' Bonnets; also all millinery accessories.
THREE GREAT PROPOSITIONS.
The education of the boy and
girl today, in our humble judgment, received from the public
schools of our country, must lie;
based upon the three great propositions humanity, with all its'
surroundings; honesty; industry,
The feeling of humanity that is
planted in the breast of the boy
and girl by the benificent rays
that come from the teacher, will
live forever; it matters not in
what walk of life it may be;
whether in the school room,
counting house, shop, farm or
profession. The humanitarian
ideas that are inculcated in their
mind while attending school, remain forever.  If these are based
ffiW^ ""m
TELEPHONE to the
KOOTENAY	
Owing to recent improvements, telephoning
to Kootenay and Boundary points reached by the
B. C. Telephone Company is now very satisfactory.
It's a long and expensive trip to the Kootenay by
rail, but you save not only money but much time
by using the telephone. You may make an appointment, and Central will have the party wanted
at any time you wish.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O.. LL.D. D.C.L., President
JOHN AIRD, General Muiiel. H. V. F. JONES. Au'l General M.naeer
CAPITAL, $15,000,000   .RESERVE HIND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1
upwards.    Careful attention is given to every account   Small account.
me welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, withdraw.Us to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. K50
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.        A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
HIGH ABOVE ALL OTHER
Cigars, both for quality and price
stands the Island Perpecto. 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
ISLAND   CIGAR   FACTORY
Ladysmith, B.C.
U.B.C.   BEER
Every one likes good things to drink; some like
tea; some like coffee, and a great many people
PREFER   PURE   BEER
Beer like U. B. C. has a distinct advantage over
beverages: it has a Real Food Values, and combines the extracts of the choicest Canadian
BARLEY AND HOPS
A glass of U. B. C. Beer with your meals improves
health and appetite.
U.B.C. BEER is for sale by all the leading Hotels,
brewed by
UNION BREWING CO., LTD.
NANAIMO, B.C.
WallnariAVtt   Beauty may be only skin deeP^
" <*U|J<»JJd o   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15d a double roll, to the best ingrains.
DUNSMUIR AVKNUE
CUMBERLAND, C.
Phone 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
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.] iff
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
And
Hong Chong & Co
Bevan, B.C.
Feature Films Coming Soon
-   AT   THE   -
ILO ILO THEATRE
DON'T MISS THIS COMEDY DRAMA
Margurite Clarke In
" Miss George Washington "
The Girl Who Couldn't Tell The Truth.
These Films are From the Best Circuit
UNION TAILOR
U. WATANABE, Prop.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
CLEANING,  REPAIRING AND PRESSING
Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, B.C.
UNION   HOTEL
Opposite the Railway Station
WM. JONES.
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Silver Spring Beer
Contains backbone and
stamina, and gives you
back the appetite that
you have lost. Drink the
Beer that's pure at the
UNION HOTEL
Cumberland,   B. C.
See  The
"Girl From Frisco"
Every Thursday
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
When in need of a car ring up
8GL.     Nanaimo and return the
same  dav.    Terms   reasonable.
Fire wood  for sale.      Apply to
THOMAS PIERCE.
Phone 86 L, Happy Valley
FOR SALE.
Pure bred  White Wyandotte
eggs for hatching, $2.00 setting.
GEORGE BOOTH,
UNIONBAY
DR. G. MISTER
SURGEON DENTIST,
Estimate Free
Work Guaranteed
. . KING BLOCK . .
Cumberland, B.C.
FIREWOOD
Slab Wood for Sale at {Wper,
Load.   Cash or. Delivery.  Phone I CUM BERLAN D      HOTEL
95 L.
n C 'lin DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
RoystonSawmill Lo.
' _      . First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
Ltd. ' WILLIAM   MliKKlFlELD, Proprietor.
Serve
Save
Produce
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VERY ONE CAN do
something for his
country
Some can bear arms
Some can produce food
Some can make munitions
Some can give money
It is the privilege of all to help.
Y
OU CAN SERVE by
Fighting—Working-
Saving—Giving
This is NATIONAL SERVICE
Are YOU doing your part ?
\ LL EYES turn now to
£\.tneCanadian Farmer,
for he can render the
Empire Special Service
in this sternest year of the
war.
But—our farms are badly undermanned—25,000 men are needed on
the land.
With insufficient help, the Man on
the Land fights an uphill fight to
meet the pressing need for Food.
CITY and TOWN
can help.
Municipal Councils, Churches and
Schools, and other organizations,
both of men and women, can render
National Service by directing all
available labour to the Land.
Farmers themselves can exchange
labour.   School boys can assist.
Were you raised on a farm? Can you
drive a team? Can you handle fork
or hoe? If you can't fight, you can
produce. Spend the Summer working on the Farm.
Let every man, woman and child in
the Dominion who has access to
Land, no matter how small the plot,
make it produce Food in 1917.
For Information on any subject relating to
the Farm and Garden write:—
INFORMATION BUREAU
DEPARTMENT   OF   AGRICULTURE
OTTAWA
DOMINION
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
OTTAWA,   CANADA.
HON. MARTIN   BURRELL, MINISTER
Synopsis of Coil Mining Regulation!.
GOAL ntining righti of the Domiuioi.
ii Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
he Yukon Territory, the North * eat Tern
oriea and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
•f twenty-one years at an annual rental of
SI an acre. Not more than 2,600 acre*
•vill be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made b)
he applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the right*
tpulied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
1 escribed by sections, or letfal subdivisions
if sections, and in unsurveyed territorj
he tract applied for shall be staked out by
heapplicaut himself.
K'ich application must be accompanied
»y a fee of $f» which will be refunded if the
i lghta applied for are not available, but noi
tlierwine. A royalty shall be paid on tht
iifrchantable output of the mine at the
-ate of live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine stud,
imiiah the Agent with s*orn returnsac
ounting for the full quantity of ineroh
tillable coal mined and pay the royalty
hereon. If the coal miniag rights art
iot being operated, such returns shall be
i oruished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim
Ighbs only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
$10.00anaore.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to  any
Agent or -Sub-Agent ofDomiuion Lauds.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B- Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
A|;«nt for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Ak*x Ui'iitltMion, Proprietor
Edtitiiatus anil Denims furnUliud
on Amplication
The
Star Cafe and
Bakery
In connection withRestaurant.Con-
fectionery, Cigars and Tobacco,
will, open under new
management, on
Monday, Jan. 22
With a fine selection of Cakes, Pies,
and Small Pastry, made daily.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
Freth   Bread   Daily
McLEAN & CESSFORD
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 docs away
with dirt, improve? your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must «et your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour I
tan shoes away because they i
are old -have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
Co-Operative
Meat Market
We have on hand
a good supply of
Fresh Beef,
Pork,
Veal,
Lamb.
Sausage and Hamburg
Steak made every day.
Bacons, Hams and Lard
at  reasonable prices.
Comox Co-Operative Meat
Market.
The Spirella
Made-to-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply to
Mrs.  JOHN GILLESPIE,
West Cumberland.
King George Hotel
VICTOR BONORA, Prop.
First Class in Every
Respect    :   :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland.B.C.
ia
Own a
COLUMBIA
And know the world's greatest
musicians.
Representing the highest development
of the first successful instrument of
sound reproduction, the Columbia Gra
fonola is universally acclaimed aj"the
one incomparable instrument instrument of music."
Col u m b
double • disc
Records
ar«j the exact counterpart in quality of
the Columbia Grafonola; they bring
you face to face with the living personality of the artist. Whatever your
musical taste may be, whether Grand
Opera, Instrumental, Orchestral, Dance
Music or Comedy, all are included in
the huge Columbia Catalogue of over
2,500 recordings.
Columbia Grafonolas range in price
from $20.00.   Very easy terms
can be arranged.
G. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.,
"Nanaimo's Music House"
n Commercial St.. NANAIMO, B.C.
MARQCCHI   BROS
■—	
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilskskii Beer
j Cumberland   Courtenav
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
SEED POTATOES FOR SALE.
I used tho last of 1015 crop on
the5th., Sept., 1016. These are
tho greatest yielders and the
longest keepers I have grown in
17 years. 3 l-2c, lb., or 3c. by
the sack.    Phone 86 L.
THOS. PEARSE. FOUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TRENCHES BEAT PANAMA
Staggering   Statistics   of Digging on
West Front
' A statistician has figured that the
French soldiers in building their many
lines of trenches havt excavated twice
as much dirt as was taken from the
Panama Canal. This dirt would cover
the Great Sahara Desert to' a depth
or two and a half feet and convert
this barren region, with the nccas
Bary water, into one immense garden.
These figures are supplied by an officer who spent many dull hours in a
front line trench on tiie neuessary
computation.
Germans and allies have both dug
rows of sets of trendies for full live
hundred miles from Switzerland to
the sea. In each set of trenches are
perhaps eight separate individual
ditches, while between the sets are
stretches of barb wire said often to
be a mile In width. The trenches are
about six feet deep. Besides theso
parallel linos there are an enormous
number of cross, or "communicating"
trenches, besides bomb-proof shelters,
and big underground caves used for
many purposes—as dining rooms, first
aid dressing stations for the wounded
and  sleeping  places.
Ail tills digging has been done by
tlie latffjr of jilck and spade. When
it Is remembered that large steam
shovels were used on .the Panama
Canal, the vastoess of the work here
is understood. Much of this earth
lias been put iu hags about the size
of the ordinary flour sack and used as
parapets for the trenches. It is figured by this same statistician that if all
the earth thus dug were put in such
receptacles 9 36 ,000,000,000 sacks
would be needed. Of course, no such
number of sacks has been used.
In Koubaix the German invaders
started the French factories making
such trench bags. Tlie patriotic women and children refused to work on
the bags. The general in command
as a result arrested the Mayor and
more than a hundred leading manufacturers and sent them to a concentration camp in inner Germany. By
International law no enemy lias a right
to force a captive population to fight
or work against their country.
The earth thrown from the trenches
would form a parapet five feet high
Jong enough to enclose the whole
French frontier of the north and east
and leave enough over to close Italy
and encircle the republic of San Marino. If thrown into the Dardanelles,
the dirt would fill them up.
The New Criterion
"The Idea of my marrying Blanco"
said a girl. "Why, I wouldn't know
what to do with him. He doesn't
know one of the new dance steps."
"He's a splendid swimmer," said
her friend.
MHumph!" said the girl, "do you
think I want a husband that I've got
to keep In an aquarium?"
The Little Llsper
Peering over his counter the whiskered chemist perceived a diminutive
girl waiting in an attitude of patient
expectation.
"A pennorth o' pills, pleathe," she
lisped, brightly, as she caught his eye.
"Antlbillous?" queried the chemist.
"No,  sir—uncle!"
LISTEN!
"The
Voice
On The
Wire"
Tonight, At Ilo Ilo
SPRING HATS
Just Arrived: - A new
shipment of Ladies',
Misses' and Children's Spring Hats in
the newest shapes
and styles.
Mrs. Rideout's
Millinery Parlor
Dunsmuir Ave.
Next Door to Campbell Ems.
e*
IDE
3E
SB
THE   BIG   STORE
A Substitute for Leather!
J      f\WING to the very high price of leather we have secured a line of
H      \J      shoes that will give splendid wear, at about half the price of
leather.
EXTRA HEAVY DUCK  Leather insoles to protect the feet, with heavy
rubber soles and a regular heel, in black only:
Men's in all sizes, from 6 to 10, $2.75 per pair.
Boys'   "       "    from 1 to 5, $2.50 per pair.
Youths'   "    "   from 11 to 2, $2.25 per pair.
Girls' Tan .Strapped Slipper, canvas tops, rubber soles, sizes 5 to 10,
Price 9Gy per pair.
Misses' Tan Slippers, rubber soles, strapped, sizes 11 to 2.    Price $1.25
Ladies' New Summer Voile Waists.   By express a consignment bf very smart
waists arrived in sizes 30 to 42, new styles, newest collars,  Prices $2.50 to $5.00.
Ladies' Fine Balbriggan Drawers, Directoire style, in whiteandalsoin pink, 75c.
Ladies' Brassieries, newest styles.     Prices 25c. to $1.50 each.
Ready-to-Wear Hats for children, a most comprehensive showing in all the new
and natty atyl is.
Children's D. ft A. Waists, "Little Beauty," from 45c.
Ladies' and Misses' Silk Fibre Caps in most of the new
colors.   Price $1.50 each.
Special Header in in ladies' Fleece lined Hose.only a limited
quantity.   Price 25c. a pair.
Conuoieum Rugs, in all the new colorings at regular prices.
Ladies Summer Underwear. A full, line of Peerless Vests
and Drawers, and Combinations. Our prices on these
goods are right.
STYLE SO»
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
a:
^E<
3E
TO INVESTORS
THOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE
FUNDS  REQUIRING   INVESTMENT
MAY  PURCHASE  AT  PAR
DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF
Principal repayable 1st October, 1019.
Interest paj~.it,!e half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
Cheque (free of exchange .it any chartered Bank in Canada) at
the rale of five per oral per annum from the dale of purchase.
Holders of this stork will have the privilege of surrendering
at par and accrved interest, an the equivalent of cash, in payment of any oUotl lent made under any future war loan issue iu
Canada ot tier thin an issue of Treasury bills or oilier like short
date security.
Proceeds of this stock arc for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per conl will bo allowed
lo recognised bond and stock brokers on atlotmonta made in
respect, nf applications for this slock which bear their stamp.
For application forma apply to the Deputy Minister of
Financo, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA
OCTOBER1 7th, 1916.
CHARLIE YING WAH & CO.
Merchant Tailors
Will open up business on .Saturday, March 31st, in the store on the corner of
Third Street and Dunsmuir Avenue, recently occupied by P. Dunne.   Ladies and
Gents Tailoring a specialty.   10%discount off regular prices for ten days.
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5
Cumberland, B. C.
P. O. Box 350
One Moment, Please!
We wish to draw the attention of every house wife 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 of standing over a hot stove on a a hot summer day, as, when you
wish to cook a meal, all that is necessary is to turn a switch and the
heat is there in a small fraction of the time that it would take to
kindle a fire. Then, again, there is no dirt, cooking utensils are always spotlessly clean, and above all, thsre are NO ASHES.
"But tht.' cost of current," we hear you say.
Well, in order to get Electric Cooking established in this city we
are offering the following low rates on all Ranges connected:
First 50 kilowatt hours 7/ per k.w.h.
"   50 to 75 k.w.h 6}/ "
"   7.". to 10ft k.w.h 6/   "
"   1.00 and over hf   "
This compares favourably with coal, and at the same time you
are enabled to do your Electric Ironing, or use any other Electric labor
saving device at the same low rates.
But you must ACT QUICKLY, as when these Ranges are sold
prices will advance nearly 100$ on our new stock.
See us NOW; do not delay or you may miss this splendid opportunity. Several of our leading citizens are already "Cooking the
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, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T.E.BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
FIRE   INSURANCE
Queen Insurance Company,
(Fire and Automobile,) and
National Fire of Hartford.
FOR RATES AND PARTICULARS APPLY  TO
EDWARD   W.   BICKLE
OFFICE:   THE   ISLANDER   BLOC.
DUNSMUIR AVE.. CUMBERLAND
»10»IOllO«IO»)OtlOHOHOHOIIC»10(OiOH01)Ot«3!«3S<Ol«3HO!S
BE PREPARED
for high prices. Don't eat out of a can. Plant
our PREMIER SEEDS and "WATCH THEM
GROW. CLEAN, STRONG, TREES, SHRUBS
AND PLANTS in large variety. WRITE FOR
CATAOLOG, or Mr. A. H. Peacey, Cumberland,
will give your order careful attention.
Dominion Nursery Company
Vancouver, B.C.

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