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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
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THE CUMBERLAND SKEWS established 1891
VOL. IX., No. 24
CUMBERLAND. VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 1918.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
tOMBLES TAKEN-FALL OF   PEH.
BONNE EXPECTED.
THE CITY COUNCIL.
London, Aug. 30th. (Special to the
Islander.)—The British line north of
the Somme has been carried beyond
points indicated in last night's statement from Field Marshall Haig, and
the British are now several kilometres east of Combles, according to reports to the newspapers here. The
advance continues and the fall ot Pennine is predicted. Correspondents
of Paris newspapers at tho front agreed that the Allied losses In the present operation have ben comparatively
light. They say that the Allies never have taken-so many prisoners and
guns and so much material and territory at so little cost.
lliaches, ou the South Bank of the
Somme, and about a mile from Per-
onne, has been captured by General
Halg's forces. The British entered
Les Bouefs and patrols passed through Morvtal to the south. The English this morning pushed forward in
un easterly direction from Baupaume.
British made further advance north of
Lens; at one place they pushed a distance of one thousand yards. Hct-
ransloy, on the Bahaume-Peronne
High Road, was reported captured
this morning, and British forces east
of Arras resumed their advance, and
at an early hour had penetrated another thousand yards ou a front of 7
miles between Bullecourt and the Sea
rpe, according to advices received
here. Between Pondecourt and the
Arras-Cambral road the Canadians
attacked the German line and made
favorable progress.
Germans are unable to check the
French, and Gen. Mangin's forces are
continuing to advance east. The Germans made desperate but futile efforts to check the rush north of Ail-
ette. Enemy communications are
seriously menaced. Tbe French cap-
tureed several villages and are victorious everywhere. The French 3rd.
Army met with a greater resistance
yesterday along the line of the Somme and the Canal, due north. The
German opposition was particularly
stout in the region of Nesles, where It
was necessary to have artillery reduce some positions.
Today's casualties include William
Bonnar, of Extension, Vancouver Island, who has been wounded.
The City Council held an unusually
short session on Tuesday evening, His
Worship, Mayor Harrison, presiding.
The Aldermen present were Messrs.
Halliday, Banks and Tarbell.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted as usual.
In a conimunicatilon Rev. Fred
Comley made application to eroct a
garage at the back of the English
Church Vicarage and to mako an entrance to the garage from Third St.
The request was referred to the chairman of the Board of Works.
Accounts as follows were referred
to the Finance Committee for payment if found correct.
Mrs Frank Dallos  %   3.00
Royston  Lumber  Company   ....   26.86
Electric   Light,   Co    21.il
Water  Works Co B0
British Columbia   Telephone....     5.25
MINE RESCUE ANO FIRST-AID COMPETITION
The Third Annual First Aiid and
Mine Rescue Competition under the
auspices of the Vancouver Island
Mine Rescue Association, wlll be held
on the Recreation Grounds, Cumberland, on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.
All the prominent mining men
from the coal centres of the south are
expocted to arrive by motor cars on
Monday. In the Mine Rescue Competition there are two teams from Nanaimo, one from Extension Mines,
and three from Cumberland.
In the First Aid Competition there
are five teams from Nanaimo, one
from Ladysmmlth, one from Bevan
and one from Cumberland.
Distinguished mining men are due
to arrive to act as judge.; for the events ot the day, lucludling H. H. Sanderson, Chief Mine Inspector, of Seattle, Washington and H. F, Bagley,
another prominent mining man from
Seattle. Also George Wlllklnson.
Chief Inspector of Mines for the Province of British Columbia.
The Flrot-Aid Judges are; Dr. Bry-
done-Jack, of Vancouver, Dr. O. G.
Ingham, of Nanaimo, Dr. A. C. Frost,
of Ladysmith; Dr. H. P. Millard, of
Courtenay. and Dr. Geo. K. MacNaughton, of Cumberland.
The Children's Sports wlll be under the direction of Messrs. Frank
J. Dalby and John Sutherland.
The program will be as follows:
LOCAL   AND   GENERAL   NEWS
W. A. Owen, Construction Engineer of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., returned from a visit tn
Victoria by auto on Sunday.
NOTICE.—Monday next, Sept. 2nd,
(Labor Day), being a Public Holiday,
the wickets will be open from 8
o'clock to 9 o'clock a.m., only.
J. W. COOKE, Postmaster.
P. S. Fagan, Assistant Secretary of
the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir
Ltd.. returned to Victoria on Monday.
Miss Rutli Clinton of Victoria Jubilee Hospital, arrived on Tuesday evening ou a short visit before leaving
for overseas.
Write the Sprott-Shaw Business
College of Nanaimo for information
about their courses.
Thomas Weeks, of Nanaimo, was
here on a short visit on Wednesday.
The best place to get your business
education is at the Spott-Shaw Business College. Nanaimo.
Mrs. J. Marpolc and family, of Bevan. left for Alberni   on Monday on n
visit to friends.
Miss Annie Heese returned from a
visit to Seallle on Thursday.
John Ward, of the Nanaimo Herald,
accompanied by Mrs. Ward, was here
on a visit on Tuesday.
$56.71
A short discussion   took   place on
the service drains  of Second  Street
and the Council   adjourned - without
taking any definite action.
PROGRAM
Miss Bessie McKnight left for Vancouver on Monday, after a short visit
to Miss Minnie Horbury, of this City.
ILO 1L0   ITEMS.
Londou, Aug., 30.—The question of
today is not wbether the Germans will
retreat, but whether they will stop
there. In the Arras region the British are now 2 to 3 miles past the Hlu-
denburg line on a front of twelve miles. They are already beginning,
movements designed to crumble' up
the enemy's northern wing. The fall
of Noyon and Bahaume in a single
da ilustrates the momentum of the Allied steam roller at a time when It
might be expected to be slowing up.
Peronne is practically levelled, and
the Germans sem to have definitely
abandoned all tjretense of holding the
south omme and the west Somme.
There is only one point of resistance
on this side of. the river now, the angle where the river turns southward
near Perone. In the capture of Mor-
lancourt General Mangln turned the
Nesles-Noyon Canal, where Gen.
Ludendorff undoubtedly Intended to
make a stand.
..TELEUKAPHEKS'   STRIKE WILL..
NOT COME OFF.
The C. P. R. Telegraphor's strike,
scheduled for today Is off. The grievance arriving out of the dissatisfaction over the award ot the Conciliation Board is to be referred for review
to the recently created tribunal of the
Railway Board Representatives. The
different organizations of the company agreed that the award will be dated back to May 1st., Instead of Aug
15th., overcoming one of the main objections of tho award.
NOTICE.
Attention Is called to Section 136,
Criminal Code. Any person found
guilty of spreading false reports about His Majesty's Forces,, or the Forces ot His Majesty's Allies will be
prosecuted.     By Order,
W. J. DEVITT,
Inspectors. S. C. Military Police,
Cumberland District.
Today, a five act Metro Mystery
drama will be the feature of the program. It Is ontltled "The Millionaires Double," and has for the lead
Mr. Lionel Barrymore, one of the celebrated Barrymore family. It Is a
play of love and mystery, and is said
to contain considerable excitement as
well. See it tonight, as there will be
an entire change of program Monday.
Monday's film will probably be a
Goldwyn story, featuring Mao Marsh,
It is called "Fields of Honor". It Is
hoped this film will arrive in time for
showing on Monday.
The shot that rang around the
world, the murder of tbe Archduke of
Austria, never was more vividly reproduced than in Fields of Honor,"
For realism and fidelity to detail, the
scene portraying the assassination of
Francis Ferdinand at Sarajevo,, Bosnia, has never been approached. So
realistic is the screen version of tbe
tragedy that one Is forced to doubt
whether It could be more so had a
photographer clicked the actual killing, the event that transformed a
peaceful world Into a bloody battleground. The archduke is seen chatting and laughing in his automobile
with his aides, seemingly at peace
with the world. A second later Bedlam reigns, as the heir to tbe throne
of the dual monarchy is seen to collapse when the smoke of the fatal shot
clears away. Hundreds of Bosnians
are depilcted flocking around the vehicle, the majority ot them undecided
wbether to aid the-stricken archduke
or join in the mad dash to apprehend
his assassin.
"Fields of Honor" is replete with
historic scenes, though the tragedy at
Sarajevo will probably be best comprehended because of its significance
in couectlon with the world war.
Among other good films which are
due for showing next week will be
the world famous Btory of Jane Eyre,
written by Charlotte M. Bronte. The
film version Is called, "Woman and
Wife," This world-famous novel enjoys a double high reputation, for seldom is a classic hailed by generation
after generation with such love and
Interest by readers of both sexes, of
all ages, In all lands. "Jane Eyre"
has been translated into a score of
tongues and In each of them the book
easily holds Its own as a favorite of
favorites. Its Is a tale of a girl's
boundless courage and sweet opticism
in the face of the many difficulties
which beset her path; parallel with
her story Is the struggle of a virile
personality, Edward Rochester, whom
dark clouds likewise overshadow; but
their paths meet anil after still further misfortunes, the deiioumeiit sees
them together to their well-deserved
happiness.
Elsie Forgunen, one of the most
beautiful of film stars, will also be
seen In "Rose of the World," a Paramount film.
An exceptionally good lot of comedies have been booked and are expected to arrive soon, including Fatty Arbuckle, and Flora Finch. Watch
for them.
DRAEGER COMPETITION.    Prize* Shield and Two
Sett of Medals.
10.00 a.m.   Team No. 4 Mine, Cumberland.
10.45 a.m.   Team No. 5 Mine,
11.30 a.m.   Team No. 7 Mine,
Children's Sports.   1 p.m.
Girls' Race, under 10 years, 1st, 75c; 2nd, 50c; 3rd, 25c.
Girls' Race, under 12 years, 1st 75c; 2nd, 50c; 3rd, 25c
Girls' Race, under 14 years. 1st, 75c; 2nd, 50c; 3rd, 25c.
Boys' Race, under 10 years, 1st, 75c; 2nd, 50c; 3rd, 25c
Boys' Race, under 12 years, 1st, 75c; 2nd, 50c.; 3rd, 25c.
Boys' Race, under 14 years, 1st, 76c.; 2nd, 50c.; 3rd. 25c.
Skipping Competition.
Girls under 10 years, 1st, $1.00; 2nd, 75c; 3rd, 50c,
Girls under 14 years, 1st, $1.00; 2nd, 75c.; 3rd, 50c.
Draeger Competition.—Continued.
1.30 p.m.   Team No. 1 Mine, Nanaimo.
2.15 p.m.   Team Reserve Mine, Nanaimo.
First-Aid Competition.   Eight Teams competing: Cumberland, 1; Bevan, 1; Nanaimo, 5; Ladysmith, 1.
1.30 p.m.   Department of Mines Cup and Medals.
2.30 p.m.   W. L. Coulson Cup and Medals.
3.30 p.m.   Two-men Event; three prizes.
4.00 p.m.   One-man Event; two prizes.
Draeger Competition.—Continued.
4.30 p.m.   Team, Extension Mines.
All Competitors must be. ready to commence the event at time
stated on the Program.
The decisions of the Judges are final in all cases.
The Cumberland Band will be in Attendance all Day.
Dudley Michell, of Victoria, inspector of Mine Rescue stations, arrived on Thursday.
Thomas Graham, General Superintendent of the Collieries Co., left for
Vancouver on Thursday and |s expected to return today.
H. T. Peterson, of Vancouver, arrived at Union Buy on Sunday, having crossed tlie gulf in bis own steamer, and left again on Tuesday. Mr.
Peterson Is the head of the H. T. Peterson Construction Co., the contractors for the removal of the Bevan
dwellings Into Cumberland and the
erection of the new machine shops at
No. 6 Mine.
H. T. Husband, representing Geo
A. Fletcher Music Co., of Nanaimo,
was here during the week.
Conrad Relfle, Manager of the Union Brewing Company, Nanaimo, was
here In the Interest of the company
that he represents on Monday,
Mr. and Mrs. James Dick left for
Vancouver ou Thursday and returned
on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. G.   C. Baker left for
Victoria ou Friday.
Eva and Edith Bickle left for Vllc-
toiia on Monday. The latto rwlll reside and take further tuition at St.
Ann's Academy. Eva wlll return today and commence her duties at tbo
Cumberland public school on Tuesday.
E. A. Griffiths, of Vaucouver, representing Bradstreets, spent part of
the week around Cumberland and district.
Chas. Graham, District Superintendent, left for Victoria by auto on Friday.
Miss Evelyn Bate, daughter of Mr.
Thos. E. Bate, returned to Vancouver
on Sunday.
V. H. White, Chief Electrical Engineer of the Canadian Collieries, returned from a visit to Vancouver on
Sunday.
'GOOD-BYE   TO  CUMBERLAND'."
I say "good-bye to Cumberland,"
After four weeks' stay,
And after all I've seen and heard,
I hate to go away.
Beginnings of a city,
In Cumberland I Bee,
And call It from my very heart
The city yet to be.
Stores of every shape and kind,
Where wants may bo supplied i
And, at the top of Dunsmuir, one
Amusement place beside.
There's lots of rural lifo around,
Pullets, rasters, cats,
And now and then a Jovial screech
When dogs are having spats.
For dogs are dwelling here galore,
And litle children, too;
And amidst the* life around
Great things I see them do.
The cowbells' homely tinkle,
Both morn and eve we hear;
Tellng of beef that's still around,
No famine need we fear.
Kaiser Bill by sinking ships
Thinks to starve life out;
But I am sure he never will,
Willi all this life about.
My first two weeks were stormy,
Thunder and lighting, too,
But now   tbe heavens   are merged In
one
Expansive sky of blue.
So good-bye to dear Cumberland,
The place where I four weeks
Saw storm and   shine   and   peaceful
times,
And dogs and children's freaks.
Cyril   Michell   arrived home from
Victoria on Tuesday.
Miss Lelia Carrol, of Courtenay,
and Miss Flossie Horwood, of Minto,
left for Victoria on Friday and will
attend the Provincial Normal School
during tbe coming session.
RED CROSS SOCIETY.
The following amounts were collected by the Red Cross Society dur-
ling the month of August.
Maryport Ave    $   8.10
Windermere Ave       6.30
Jap Town No. 6          4.25
Bevan   •    11.00
Derwent & Allen          j.00
Dunsmuir         23.10
Camp         25.05
Penrith Ave      10.50..
Membership Fees          2.00
FOR SALE—Ford Car, Model 1913,
new colls, commutator and fan belt,
four good tires and spare tube, extra
crown wheel drive pinion, and axle
and pinion top, and upholstering in
good condition. For further particulars apply to Thomas Mordy, P.O. Box
105, Cumberland.
Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 2nd,.
will be a day of rest for all the employees of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir, Ltd., Comox Mines. The
local mines will cease work for the
day, giving tbe employees an opportunity to attend the Mine Rescue and
First Aid Competition, on the Recreation Grounds. This will bo the second year that the mines have been Idle on Labor Day. Previous to that
the mines workked as usual. This Is
undoubtedly due to the sympathy of
the present management towards labor.
The summer vacation is over and
In order to assist the teaching staff
of the Cumberland Publiic School,
parents are requested to send all new
pupils to school on the opening day,
Tuesday, September 3rd., or as soon
therefore as possible, and not later
than Friday, September 7th. This
Includes all children six years of age
and those who will attain the sixth
year within the next month.
The two Larsen Brothers, of Fanny
Bay, deserters from the Canadian Expeditionary forces, were arrested by
Military Police on Tuesday. At tbe
time of the arrest the deserters were
living on Hornby Island. They were
taken to Victoria on Wednesday.
Hilda Watson and Jessie MacDonald returned from thelri summer
vacation in assisting the farmers
in Greater Production, on Thursday,
and wlll commence their school duties
on Tuesday.
$99,80
Omitted from last month a special
donation by Mrs. Peters, (5.00.
E. J. HICKS,
Sec-Treas.
A reward of Twenty Dollars will be
paid for Information leading to the
arrest and conviction of any person
spreading false reports in the District.
W, J. DEVIT, Inspector,
C. S. C. Military Police, Cumberland
District.
Tbe Sprott-Sbaw Business College,
of Nanaimo, has Just opened for the
Fall Term.
FOR
Miss H. Harrison   returned from a
visit to Vancouver on Tuesday.
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SALE CHEAP. — 80 - Acre
Ranch of good land, comprising
as bungalow andt several outbuildings, 20 acres under cultivation. For further information apply to G. J. HARDY,
Courtenay, B.C.
Mrs. George Robertson returned
from a visit to Vancouver on Thursday.
John Newton, of Nnnaiiuo, Inspector of Mines, arrived on Thursday,
and will spend a part of bis summer
vacation In this city and remain over
for the Flrst-Ald and Mine Rescue
Competitions to be held here on Monday, Labor Day.
Mrs. Turner, sister nf Mrs. John
Furbow, returned to Nanaimo on
Wednesday , after a short visit lo
friends lu this district.
MAE
MARSH
"FIF1DS   OF HftWflR'1
ricLi^o   ur nunuiv
OOLOWYM   PICTURES
MAE MAHSH IN "FIELDS OF HONOR. AT ILO ILO XOSDAY.
Dr. Dyer, Dr. In 1(8tor and Dr. Lim-
rtall motored to Cumberland Sunday
and returned tn N'anaimo the name evening.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Cumberland General Hospital will hold
their general meeting on Thursday.
September 5th., at the residence of
Mrs. John Bruce.-Belvtor Villa, Windermere Avenue. This will be the
first meting after the summer holidays, and it Is earnestly requested
that each and every member make it
convenient to attend this Important
meeting.
Don't forget the meeting in the
Methodist Church tomorrow evening
after the service for the purpose of
forming a joint choir for the combined Thanksgiving Service.
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Miss Vera Bickle, of Ladysmith,
arrived by auto on Friday on a visit
to friends.
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. McCorniiclk, of
Mabton, Washington, arrliived by motor on Friday and will spend tlie week
as the guests of Mrs. Biickle.
Tho Mah Mutual Society, of Chinatown, .with representatives from Edmonton. Regina, Calgary, Vancouver,
and Victoria, held their usual anniversary at Chinatown, near Cumberland, on Sunday. The Chinese had
prepared B sumptous repast for thetir
friends and visitors and motored to
tlie various centres of interest on
Monday. It was held as a reunion of
the Mali family and an exhibition of
their sincerity and friendship one lo
another,
The Chinese Nationalist  League, of
Chinatown, with a membership of
one hundred and fifty, lias purchased
the Larayama buillding, at tlie en*
trance to China town on the main
road to Comox Lake, near Cumberland. The dimensions Of the two-
story building are 30x60, and it was
erected some five years ago. It lis
the Intention of the league to remodel and renovate the building through'
out, making the surroundings attractive. It will he used as a reading
room and resting place, for members
only.
NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES.
The Comox Mines of the Canadian
Collieries, Dunsmuir, Ltd., will lie
idle on Monday, Labor Day, September 2nd , 1318.
THOMAS GRAHAM.
General  Superintendent TWO
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SATURDAY, Aid. :11st, 1018.
WILL  VISIT CARIBOO
Victoria, Aug. 27—On a two weeks'
trip to the Cariboo section, where he
will study conditions and get in touch
with the leading men of the Conservative party, Mr. W. K. Bowser, K. C,
leader of the Opposition ill the Provincial legislature, leaves today for
the Mainland, He will spend Thursday at Vancouver and then go on to
Lytton and Ashcroft, from which latter point he will go north to Quesnel.
Accompaniing Mr. Bowser will be Mr.
!•'. A. MacKenzie, Conservative member for Similkameen, whom he will
meet nt Ashcroft.
Mr. Bowser's present trip will be
the third outing this year, all taken
to permit liim to make a full study of
conditions in the various portions of
the province, his idea bciing that as
leader of tbe Opposition such personal trips will post him upon actual
conditions and thus place him in better position to exercise his duties as
a member of the Legislature and leader of the Oppoition, especially in regard lo legBlation which may be brought down affecting the great industries and natural resources of British Columbia. The present trip is in
no sense a political one, but doubtless
the leader of the Opposition will take
advantage ol his visit to the great
Cariboo country to get into touch with
the party leaders In that section and
confer with them on matters pertaining to the party welfare.
cause. If we had not lent lit the
cause would have been lost. Our allies were merely our agents, acting
for themselves, to be sure, but actilng
also for us. In a very true.sense iit
would be an act of very unpardonable meanness to require them to return it.
To what use could we put the money llif it were repaid? The return of
it would inflate, the currency and promote harmful speculation. Congress
might, of course, use the installments
to reduce taxation at home; but how
disgracefully smallmtnded we should
show ourselves to be ifi we lightened
our own burdens while those of our
allies remained so heavy—those al-
liies who have been spendiing not only their treasure but their blood In
our cause for three years before we
put our own shoulders to the wheel!
.No. Nominally It Is a debt, but It Is
not a debt to be paid. We shall send
no biill for the hundreds of millions
we have expended through the Red
Cross to relievo wounded Europeans,
or for any of the six billions we have
lent. We have made our loans and
spent our money as an Investment in
world freedom; and we shall receive
returns on that investment until the
end of time.
RAPID   PROMOTION
OIK FOREIGN LOANS;
The Companion says that:
The United States has already leant
to its allies In the war about six billion dollars. Before peace comes the
amount will be much greater. Even
if it should not be increased, the existence of the tremendous debts will
have consequences that the most far-
seeing can hardly estimate.
Will the loans be paid? Should
they be paid? It was openly declared
in Congress by a responsible member
wlm was advocating the policy of
lending freely that they might not be
paid; and he was applauded when he
added, in effect, that the American
people would not lie sorry if lhe>
were nut. The people echoed tlie sentiment when he uttered it, and we believe that they have not changed their
minds since then.
AH oi the countries- except Russia to which wc have made loans
are honorable and proud of their financial reputations. They will nol
repudiate their financial obligation!
to us. But their own domestic debts
are crushing. Some of their financiers are already discussing the ques-
iLun whether their governments ma>
in.i be compelled to go through u
process that might be described ai
mlghl not lie either Impracticable not
essentially dishonest. Their own pee
pie have taken most of their loans
and taken them enthusiastically and
from a sense of patriotic duty, wholly without sordid motives. Since
they are still patriotic, we may rcas-
onably believe that they would cheerfully submit to whatever terms of reduction nnd compromise might lit:
necessary, especially if the cause foi
which they loaned the money is successful.
Hut of course they would not appeal for such relief to foreign creditors, and especially not to the United States. France might ask French-
is n in bo lenient, and to accept less
than was promised, but it would scorn
to make such a request of our government. Any relief that is to come
to it on account of the debt to us must
be offered, and not given In response
tu suggestion from Paris.
Why not? Every dollar of the
money lent to our allies was lent to
promote the cause In which we are
engaged. Tho nations to which we
lent It couldnot have done wlithout
lit, and they used lit for us at a time
when we could bring nothing except
our dollars,    lo the    support ot the
The late Adm. Mahan, says the St.
Louis Globe Democrat, was talking
with a lady at a luncheon about the
British Navy.
"But, my dear Madam, " said the
Admiral, "it is hard to discuss these
matters with you because you are so,
—er, pardon me—so unfamiliar with
the terminology of the subject. You
remind me of the young wife who was
speaking to her brother about her volunteer husband:
"He's already been promoted to Held
marshall."
"Isnt Jack wonderful?"    she said.
"From private to Held marshall In
two months? Impossible!" said tbe
brother.
"Did I say Held marshal,?" murmured the young wife. "Well, perhaps it's court marshall. I know it's
one or the other."
A LEAP   FOR LIFE.
A British observation balloon, anchored at the Western front, had its
cables cut by enemy aeroplanes, and
.he balloon soared thousands of feet
upwards into the clouds. A writer in
tho London Mail, who witnessed the
incident, describes what followed.
From the point where it vanished, he
mid, we presently saw one small
ipeck, then another, dropping from
the clouds. For some hundreds of
feet they fell like dead weights, then
parachutes opened, and the specks,
now revealed as men, were steadied
in their earthward course, floating
rapidly, but safely, to the ground.
After the balloon got free they had
destroyed their papers and instruments, clambered over the side of the
basket, and leaped for life into the
great void beneath them, trusting
that the great parachutes strappd
round their waists would open when
they should.
Think of that desperate spring Into the vast, gray, vapory nothingness
beneath the balloon; the feelings of
the men as they made It, uncertain of
what would happen; the awful sensa-
■ion of casting yourself blindly from
iich an appalling height with the
'mowledge that only a flimsy piece of
naterial, which might act rightly and
night not,, intervened between your-
ielf and a crash Into the earth many
thousands of fet below; the tense
train of the stone-like drop through
wo hundred feet of the void before
he parachute opened, and then the
inxloiis mental query, through the
.liter stages of the descent: "What
hall I light upon?—a matter of su-
'l-eme consequence that chance gov-
rns absolutely. In this case the men
.liade a safe lunditig.
One afternoon Mike was caught in
i railroad wreck, which fortunately
ivaa not very serious. When his
friend found him he was sitting be-
ide the track supporting his head
■villi one hand and holding a log with
the other. The Argonaut tells the
story:
'How are you feeling, Mike?" asked one of the party, stooping to help
the bruised man. "Are you badly
hurt?"
"Thot Oi am," answered Mike. "Ol
Tale as if Ol had troid to stop a foight
tietwnne a road roller and a mule."
"Never mind, old fellow," sympathetically replied the other. "It is
not as bad as It might have been, and
you'll get damages, you know."
"Damages!" exclaimed Mike. "Sure
an' Ol've enough av thlm. It's repairs OI'm nadin' now."
Gen. Pershing has made known to
Washington his belief that a clean
shave helps to maintain the morale
of the soldier, and therefore the government has added razors to the out-
combs, soap and other toilet articles
with which it supplies every soldier
who goes overseas,
FIRST SHOWING OF EARLY
FALL GOODS
DRESS GOODS
COATINGS
KIMONO CLOTHS
CEYLON FLANNELS
Plain and Striped Silks in all shades.
Voile, Silk and Striped Crepe-de-Chene. Waists.
Black and Colored Silk and Moreen Underskirts.
A complete range of Ladies' Whitewear.
Ladies' black and colored Silk Hose in all shades.
Blankets, Comforters and MarcelPs  Spreads
SPROTT-SHAW
Victoria Business Institute, Limited
FALL   TERM
Sept. 3, 9, 16, 23, 30.
COURSES:
Bookkeeping
Stenography
Clerical
Morse Telegraphy
Wireless Telegraphy
Civil Service
Send for Illustrated Prospectus to
JAS. H. BEATTY, Manager.
PEMBERTON BUILDING, VICTORIA, B.C.
Don't Overlook the Possibilities
of the Telephone!
Did you ever notice how some people shout into the
telephone? They think because the party they are talking to is some distance away, that the tone of voice must
be loud. They forget that a conversational tone is all
that is needed.
It is the same with the long distance telephone,
Some people heve the idea that because the party vanted
is distant, it is not possible to talk to them—the voice
cannot carry that far. The voice may not carry that
far, but it is easily carried by wire any distance, owing
to modern invention, No matter how far your friend is
away, you can converse by telephone without difficulty.
Try it some time.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
Dong Fong & Co.
Merchant Tailors
DEALERS   IN
Gents' Furnishings, Dry Goods, Soaps and Toilet
Articles, Hosiery and Chinese Shoes.
ALL   AT   THE    LOWEST    POSSIBLE    PRICES
DONG FONG & CO.,
Dunsmuir Avenue CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TASTE is the TEST
of the DRINKS
THAT ARE BEST
Buy the products of the
BRITISH   COLUMBIA  BREWERIES,   LIMITED
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer   The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
Full line of Pure
Fruit Flavors.
UNION  BREWING CO.,   LTD.
„       NANAIMO, B.C.
I THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
1'HREE
76
Battery   Owners,
Attention!
. We are installing a complete Storage Battery charging • plant, and from now on will be in a position to
charge yo'ir batteries on short notice.
We also carry Electrolyte and Repair parts.
A Storage Battery should receive periodical attention
in order that the results of sulphating, etc, be removed,
thereby materially lengthening its life.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
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]Jof 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.
Nanaimo, B.C.
umberland, B.C.
STAR   LIVERY   STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B.C.
j '
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
—SPECIALS —
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Homemade Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Headcheese,
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
T. D. McLEAN
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the  HARMONOLA
All the latest Books,  Magazines
and Periodicals.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM,   MERRIFIELD,   Proprietor.
GOOD ACCOMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Dunmuuir Ave..       Cumberland, H.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
NEW   HOME
BAKERY
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Caket a Specialty
NEW HOME BAKERY
J. HALLIDAY
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland,
Royston Lumber Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF
ROUGH AND DRESSED
LUMBER
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
ILOILOTHEATRE
Next Week
GEORGE BEBAN, in
"Jules, of the Strong
Heart."
I Your Attention  is Drawn to these \
|               Special Offerings in
| AUGUST CLEARANCE SALE! j
<|    It's not too late for Summer Shopping and this is your last chance to |>
buy these values at less than Cost. |>
LADIES' WASH SUITS, regular price
$14.50; made In line style, clearing
out at half price $7.95
LADIES' SKIRTS in plain and striped
silk taffeta, asorted colors, your
last chance at  $8.95
A Oood Wearing Skirt, made ot fine
Messallne Silk, pink only, below
wholesale price  $2.75
LADES' COAT OF VELOUR WOOL,
one only, made in fine style, trimmed with brown colar cuffs, guaranteed pure wool, value $35.00, to
go at  $24.95
PONGEE SILKS In all widths and
quality, at lowe'Bt possible prices.
LADIES' HOSE, in all qualities and
colors, per pair 25c. to %i&»
HOUSE OR PORCH DRESES, reduced  to     »2J>0
Pretty llttlo House or Porch Dresses,
in a splendid range of Colonial Gingham, stripes and Chambray materials. .
KIDDIE' WHITE EMBROIDERED
Summer Dresses, to clear at a very
low price. They are made in pretty styles, ages 1 to 6 years
ORIENTAL CRBPB KIMONOS, priced at $2.15, This is a new shipment
Just In, and comes In the popular
flowered Crepe materials with lilRh
Wllist.
FIGURED PONGEE WASH SKIRTS,
very serviceable for everyday wear,
to go at ...' $4.!ir>
MEN'S DEPARTMENT
Special Sale of Men's Trousers. 50c.
off the reduced prices. Shirts, Underwear, Socks, and many other
lines in Gents' Furnishings, which
we always sell at a very low price.
We would like you to come in and see our Specials which  we are
offering to you.
& H<%0
$
O
THE
FAIR DEAL STORE
TWO STORESi POWELL RIVER AND CUMBERLAND, B.C
%
THE CORNER STORE, next to the Ilo Ilo Theatre, Cumberland.
THE MAN WHO SAVED THE TOWN
Forty years ago the City of Hooker
was a frontier town. It possessed at
that time a vast amount ot unimproved real estate, a still larger amount
of confidence, and a tew inhabitants,
of whom several were Interested In
religion only to the extent of wishing
that there might be a fine church in
the place for the sake of its financial
advantage to the community. There
was a young, ardent, enthusiastic,
minister who solicited the money to
put up the new church, and tbe building was erected. On the day when
the money was to have been drawn
from the bank to settle the last of
the church debt, the bank cashier
committed suicide, and the bank vault was found empty.
The minister obtained secular employment In the town and preached
almost without salary for six or
eight years more, until the amount
of money that had been in the bank
was made good. It was a long, hard
pull. The church and town had been
almost ruined by the bank failure,
and no one thing did so much to put
new heart into things as the fidelity
if the minister. But the cashier had
been a prominent member of the
church, and the obloquy of his transgression fell In no small measure on
the church, and the hurt of it upon
the pastor.
By the time the debt was paid and
iie had accepted a call elsewhere, his
life opportunities had gone. He was
no longer young. Moreover, he was a
sort of half-and-half preacher. It
was not easy to regain full standing
as a minister; his habits of study
had been hampered and lills reach of
thinking had been narrowed by those
years.
Often he wondered If it had really
been worth while. He had given not
those yearB merely, but all the years
he was to live, all the dreams and
hopes of large things in lite, to that
difficult and disappointing, and, as it
seemed, that unappreciated task.
A few weks ago that town held its
him back. The city had grown. The
original lot In the heart of the town,
the lot he had bought and paid for
with his heroic toll, had been sold at
a large profit, and the new bullldllng
was paid for almost wholly out of the
land. The dedication of the church
was part of the anniversary service,
and the old minister was the guest of
the church and the town.
Then in the variious addresses, by
the mayor and the minister, by the
oldest Inhabitant and by the editor of
the dally paper, It was proclaimed
that thlB was the man who put heart
Into the town In the day of  its  cat
amity; this was the man who helped
to reestablish faith when It was almost gone; this was the man who
had brought new life and hope to the
town and to the church. .
The old man went back to his little
country church content with life, and
saying In his heart: "1 have been
asking myself all these yearB if my
sacrifice whs not a mistake, yet feeling In my heart that I had done
right. But now I know." — Youth's
Companion.
Not all the ships tliat are nink by
German submarines are permanently
lost tn the Ailed cause. According to recent reports from London,
four hundred and Beven vessels have
been raised and salvaged slnceJau-
uary. 1915. Most of them, of course,
are vessels that had been sunk in the
North Sea, the Channel or the Irish
Sea, where over large areas the water Is shallow.
three hundred and thirty-nine soldiers who joined the Russian forces
In HUG have just pnssed through (lie
United Stales on their way home,
where they will once more face the
enemy. They came by way of Siberia
nnd Japan.
For the German the distance from
the Russian front to that in France Is
short, but for their enemies it Is a
long   way  around.   A detachment  of
It is a long, long, time tn the Xuiiis
shopping season, but II. Is not too early to tuke note of the good advice that
the Council of National Defense gives
that they plan for ii ISMS Christmas
trade that shall deal chiefly In Ihe
simple, practical sort. nsi
ft)l)ft
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
BRITISH        TROOPS       t AHTKE
TKO.NKS WOOD.
With the British Army in France,
Aug. 29 -British troops today completed the capture of Tronea Wood,
north of the Somme. The Canadian
troops in their advance astride the
Scarpe yesterday, captured more than
2.0HO prisoners.
London. Aug. 29.—While the Frensh
have been smashing tlie enemy's front
along (lie Chaulnes-Roye line, the
British have swung forward in the
sector east of Arras. North of the
Arras-Cambral road they have reached the outskirts of the villages of
Haury, Homy, and Boury Notre Dame,
about n mile east of the positions
where they were known to be yesterday and well east of the Hindenburg
line. South of the Somme British
troops took Faucaucourt, while north
of the river they gained nearly alt of
the Trones Wood.
Among the ruins nnd old shell craters of the old Somme battlefield, and
about Bapaume the Germans are putting up a stiff resistance. Bapaume
itself is now a part of No Man's Land,
but the Germans are clinging to every foot as long as possible. Great
confusion is reported behind the German linos on this sector and the enemy is diging a trench line to the
east of Baupaume.
North and south of the Somme the
British are pressing onward toward
Peromie, They are approaching Com
hies, after overpowering the Germans'
around Montauban and the woods around the neighborhood, and are east
of Maricourt, which gives them possession of the high ground north of
the river. Dompierre, south of the river and six miles west of Peronne,
ban fulen into the hands of General
Rawlinson's men.
The intervening terrain toward Per
oune, is fairly open and level, hut the
Germans are struggling to hold the
British in check.
In the Flauders area the British
have advanced their line over a front
of four miles astride tre Neuf Berquin
road. This is the area from which
tlie Germans have been retiring for
the last three weeks.
LINK OF KXKMY FALLS TO PIECES
AM) HIS FORCE.RETIRE.
Loudon, August 28th.—German forces in Picardy are retreating over a
wide front.
After the capture of Roye by
French forces yesterday, the German
front has crumbled. The lines that
have held back the French and British for the last two weeks are giving
way and today's ollicial reports show
the French on a line less than three
miles west of the Somme river and
Canal.
Over thirty villages have been cap-
by the French in the advance which
was started early Tuesday.
Chuulnes has been captured and
many other vital points have been taken from the retiring enemy.
Every means known to modern warfare is being used by the enemy to
stay the onrush of the British and
French, but the Allies' machine moves
on. Heavy reinforcements have been
thrown into the fray by the Germans.
FRENCH      CAPTl'RE     AILLETTE,
AND WREST CIIACLENS FROM
THE ENEMY.
Paris, Aug. 28, 4.40 p. m.—General
Mangin's troops began crossing the
Allette River today, it was announced
here this afternoon.
French troops have re-occupiiied
Mount Reuaud, two miles southwest
of Noyon, according to the Temps,
which says that tiie French are ap-
proachiing Noyon, which probably even now is in their possession.
TREASURER'S BALANCE
SHEET
uir), Ltd.
Canadian Collieries  (Dunsn
Employees' Picnic
Receipts.
Employees'   Levy 	
 $656.00
Local Collections  	
    65.23
Donated by Thompson Co..
    10.00
Van-.Portland Cement Co..
     10.00
E. G. Prior &Co	
10.00
Total :	
$740.25
Expenditures:
Prize money in races	
 $453.45
Freight on  goods  donated
by
firms trading with the Coin-
     4.r,r,
Prize money in Grand Raffle...   40.00
Prize money in Baseball	
    60.00
    66.00
Car   Hire	
......   22.00
C. 11. Tarbell  (supplies)	
 95
A. 11. Peacey (supplies)	
      2.50
West Cumberland Band	
    75.00
Postage,  stationery,   etc	
      1.52
Balance  on   hand	
14.28
Total	
 $740.25
Balance deposited in trust In Royal
Bank of Canada in the names of Thos.
Mordy, treasurer, and A. S.
Hamilton.
T. MORDY,
Treasurer.
LONDON POLICEMEN ON STRIKE.
London, outside of the little square
mile composing the city proper, prac-
ticaly has been without police protection since midnight, when the Metropolitan police force went on Btrike.
Traffic, usually so well looked after,
was left to regulate Itself, until special constables, private citizens, enlisted for the duration of the war to
assist the regulars, turned out in hundreds to do the work of the bobbies,
uled for
The local residents of No. 1 and No.
5 Japanese Town, held a meeting on
Sunday last and decided to establish
a school of their own. They intend
to make application to the management of the Canadian Collieries for
permission to erect a building on a
site convenient for the children of the
two places mentioned, and to secure
a Japanese teacher from Japan who
understands  English.
A meeting of members of choirs of
the different churches in the City will
be held in the Methodist Church after
the evening service, for the purpose
of forming a choir for the combined
thanksgiving service to be held in the
Ilo Ilo Theatre early in October. All
who are singers and are interested in
singing are requested to be present.
('online; Soon, Nell Shlpman, the
Victoria Ellin Star, In Hod's Country
and tlie Woman., Watch Ilo Ilo Items for particulars.
Mrs. John Bruce returned on Satur
day from a two weeks' visit td her
daughter at Cassldy Siding.
A Simple
Proposition
Here is the McClary
Sunshine Furnace
proposition.
McCIary's heating engineers will give you advice
and estimates of cost of
correct heating plant free.
When you purchase a Sunshine Furnace, McCIary's
engineers will provide you
proper plans for installing
it the McClary way by
which they will guarantee
satisfactory results.
For Sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son
WCl&rfs
Sunshine
Furnace
London Toronto      Montreal       Winnipeg       Vancouver
St. John, N.B.    Calgary      Hamilton       Edmonton      Saskatoon    w
"The Full of The Romanoffs," will
be shown at llo Ilo Theatre on Sept.
10th, and 11th.   See Posters.
WANTED—A Saleslady, One with experience preferred. Good wages.
Apply Ezzy & Haddad., Corner
Store.
FOR SALE—A Bargain—Almost new,
A Heintzman Player Piano, with its
seat, cabinet, and 109 first class music rolls, all in good condition. For
further particulars apply,
The  Islander  Office.
HOLY TRINITY   CHUKCII.
Services will be held during the
month as follows:
First Sunday in the month, service
at 7 O'clock p. m.
Second Sunday in the month, service at 8.30 a. m. and 7 p. m.
Third Sunday in the month, service at 7 p. ni.
Fourth Sunday in the month, service at 11 a. m„ with Holy Communion.
Fifth Sunday in the month, services
at 8.30 a. m„ and 7 p. m.
ONLY    PROCURABLE     AT
MUMFORDS GROCERY
Great West Tea
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
CHARLIE SING CHONG, Cumberland
HONG CHONG & CO., Bevan.
Cumberland
Restaurant.
We specialize on Short Orders.
TEX FOSTER, Prop.
THE SPIRELLA
MADE-TO-ORDER
CORSET
Of the Finest Quality.    Every
pair  guaranteed.     For further
information phone 81 R, or apply
to MRS. HAZEL BERTRAM,
Maryport Ave.,       Cumberland.
A. STANFORD,
MOfOR GARAGE
Corner Fourth & Maryport
Repairs Executed Efficiently
and Promptly.
Oils
Grease
Phone 8
Gasoline
IE
THE   BIG   STORE
New Goods and Leaders
New Wools for Knitting Ladies' Sweaters.
"Monarch Floss," the most desirable for a comfy sweater, put
up in boxes of 16oz. balls, $5.75 per box, containing enough to make
a full sized sweater. Colors white, black, maroon, emerald, cadet,
rose, purple, nile, Copenhagen, lemon and mignonette.
Ladies' House Dresses, made with very good quality Gingham,
in all the new styles, prices S2.75, £3.25 and §3.50 each. Sure to
please and give good satisfaction.
Girls' White Muslin Dresses, 4 to 12 years, made in nice styles
and trimmed with lace and embroidery.   Prices $1.25 to £1.95.
Children's Cotton Hats, values to 50c. and 75o., are to go at 25c.
A good snap.
Girls' White Middy Blouses, only a small assortment left, to be
cleared out at 75c. each.
Ladies' Silk Dresses, only two left, sizes 36 and 38, reg. #27.50
each.   To be cleared out at $14.95.
Ladies' Tweed Coats, made up very smartly, choice shades of
fawn and grey, reg. up to §25.00.    Only three left.    Price #17.95.
Ladies' and Children's Summer Vests, much under today's high
prices.   Three for One Dollar.
Ladies' White Outing Skirts, about half a dozen left.    Clearing
Price $1.50 each.
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
George Barrass
Late 102nd Battalion, CE.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 360
Cumberland
UNION HOTEL
OPPOSITE RAILWAY STATION.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
WILLIAM   JONKS
Cumberland, B. C
FOR SALE OR RENT.
The Globe Hotel, Front Street, Nanaimo, B. C, the best situated Hotel
in the City, suitable for a rooming
House, hot and cold water In rooms,
heated with hot water system. Would
rent separately or as a whole. One
block kfrom the Post-Office and" C. P.
R. Wharf.
Apply, P. O. Box 73, Nanaimo, B.C.
Goldwyn
irefents    ^hk^J
THE WISTFUl GIRL
MAE
MARSH'
In A Dramatic Picture
FlELDSof HONOR
hy
IrvinS.Cobb
"H's A Goldwyn Picture:
ILO ILO, MONDAY.

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