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THE ISLANDER established I9I0.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established I894
VOL. VIII.. No. 25
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
NON-REFILLABLE.-Weed in Philadeldhia Ledger.
The collections   for   August,
1917 were as follows:
Dunsmuir Ave ..$ 17.00
Derwent & Allen Avs.  ..    11.10
'Camp...    21.70
Maryport Av     12.15
Penrith Av    10.15
Windermere Av     7.50
Bevan      8,25
Chinatown    23.75
Jap Town     6.35
Hon. Sec'y., Treas. pro tern,
$100.00 REWARD
The Corporation of the City of
Cumberland offers a reward of
$100.00 for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who
maliciously and deliberately set
fire to and attempted to destroy
St. George's Presbyterian Church
on the morning of Tuesday, Aug,
21st, 1917.   By order.
Mhyor T. E. Bate.
Have your Suits. Silks, and
Household Furnishings Cleaned,
Dyed and Repaired at
1223-1231 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, B. C.
A meetingj)f the Cumberland
Choral Society will be held in
school room of the Methodist
Church on Tuesday evening, the
11th, inst., at 7.30, for .the purpose of re-organizing for the
coming winter. All those inter
ested please attend this meeting,
Harry Norris of the Provincial
Government office, left for Vic
toriaon Saturday and returned
on Tuesday accompanied by his
mother Mrs. Norris who will be
the guest of Mrs. Sidney Hor-
wood for the next two weeks.
Henry Clark, of London, England, father of Mrs. E. W. Hinder, stenographer of the Cana^
dian Collieries arrived on Saturday on a short visit to British
Columbia. Mr. Clark was the
gentleman who supervised the
construction of the elaborate
Pit Head at Puntledge.
Tonight's program will be a
five-act drama featuring Harry
Carey, called, "The Fighting
Gringo," an exciting western
film.   Also a good comedy film.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Meth
odist Church will hold a sale pf
work and 'Afternoon Tea in the
School Room of the Church on
Wednesday- afternoon, September 26th. Tickets for the Tea
will be 25c. each.
-Y Wgi >lp-^
ought to be able to stand it an other if he can.   N. Y. Tribune,
London, Sept. 3.—The report
from British headquarters in
France tonight reads:
"A hostile raiding party which
attempted to approach our lines
early this morning southwest of
La Bassee, was driven back by
our fire before reaching our trenches.
"Last night our airplanes
dropped over three tons of bombs
on the enemy's airdromes with
good results. In the air fighting
one German machine was brought
down and one was driven down
out of control; one of ours is
London, Sept. 3, via Reuter's
Ottawa agency—Telegraphing today from French army neadquar-
ters, Reuter's correspondent
"Since the beginning of the
new battle of Verdun ten more
divisions have been withdrawn.
The enemy has now seven divisions in line on both lines on the
banks of the Meuse and seventeen divisions are in exhaustion
from the heavy fighting commenced August. The enemy
had altogether 42 divisions in the
Flanders battle, therefore, in a
single month the allies have put
30 divisions out of business and
at present 19 others are being
reduced by the same methods to
the same condition.
- "The Birttr ofa Nation" a film
too well known and advertised to
need further praise, will be
shown here Sept. 19th., and 20th.
Particulars next week.
Following is a partial list of
"Good Ones" in the film line
which will be shown at the Ilo
Ilo Theatre during the present
month. Commencing October
13th., with the special modern
war story, "Birth of Patriotism,"
the Butterfly five and six reel
features will be shown every
Bronze Brides, Saturday, September 8th., Eddie Polo in lead,
Mr. Dolan of New York, Jack
Mullhall, Saturday, Sept. 15th.
Flower of Doom, Wedgewood
Nowe'l and Gypsey Hart, Saturday, September 29th.
The Hero of the Hour, Jack
Mullljall, October 6th.
Birth of Patriotism, a five-reel
modern war story.
Eternal Love for Saturday,
October 20th., a Butterfly special.
The Phantom's Secret, Mignon
Anderson, and Haywood Mack,
in Butterfly feature.
The Bond Between, George
Beban, Famous Italian Character
The Conquest of Canaan, All
Star Cast.
The Lonesome Chap, Louise
Hurt and House Peters.
Sleeping Fires,- Pauline Frederick.
A'Girl At Home, Vivian Martin
and Jack Pickford.
Romance of The Redwoods,
Mary Pickford.
The Price She Paid, Clara
Kimball Young.
Service in Holy Trinity Church
tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock.
James M. Savage, General
Manager of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., returned from
a visit to Victoria and Ladysmith
on Vt ednesday.
For Sale on easy terms, a nine-
roomed house.   For further particulars apply to A. MULLIGAN,
Derwent Avenue.
Ottawa, Sept. 3.—Notice has
been placed on the order paper
by Sir Robert Borden of a bill,
to be known as "A war time election Act." This is the title
which has been given the Franchise Bill which wiil be moved
by the Prenier himself on
It is the last measure of the
session, and when it is disposed
of, Parliament will be ready to
prorogue. That it will prove
controversial is undoubted and
the Laurier Liberals will certainly force the Government to pass
it by closure. However, the'
the Government is optimistic that
it will be out of the way in time
for prorogation on Wednesday,
September 12th.
The exact nature of the bill
will not be definitely known until the measure is introduced by
the Premier, However, it is believed that it provides three important features.
One—The disfranchisement of
classes who are exempted under
the military service act from service in the overseas forces. These
include the Western Mennonites,
the Doukhobors, who have a
special agreement with the Government, and probably conscientious objectors..
Two—The enfranchisement of
female relatives, such as wives,
mothers and sisters and daughters of the Canadian soldiers.
Three—The disfranchisement
of aliens of enemy birth. There
will be geneious exemptions to
meet cases of men who have
lived in Canada for years and
have already shown ample evidence of their loyalty as Canadians.
The bill, as its title shows, is a
war-time measure, and will be in
effect only for the length of the
war. >< '
The present franchise act provides that the Dominion accept
the provincial lists. It is understood that under this act the Dominion will prepare the lists.
In view of the fact that in five
provinces the women have the
franchise, and in view of the
chaotic condition or the provincial lists and of the important
changes Which are being made,
there will be absolute confesion
unless the lists are prepared by
Dominion authorities. This feature of the act will undoubtedly
be fiercely opposed by the Laurier Liberals.
The annual meeting of the
South Comox Central Conservative Association will be held at
Courtenay on Thursday, Sept.
20th, for the election of officers
and to transact other important
business. The officers of this
association should be live men as
the clouds in the political horizon
are changing. The unexpected
may happen and it is necessary
that every good Conservative
should attend the Centra' Association meeting for their guidance in the future nnd the welfare of the province.
Miss Thelma Gowen, of the
Public Works Department, Victoria, arrived on Thursday on a
ten days' visit to Mrs, G. C. Baker. '
Dr. Myers, of Toronto, arrived
on Thursday evening and held a
round table talk on Sunday
School "teaching, in the basement
of the Presbyterian Church on
the same evening, and left for
Nanaimo on Friday morning.
LOST-An Easter Star breast
pin on Dunsmuir Avenue. Finder will please return to Mrs,
Thomas Wilson, No. ,19, Camp,
There was no meeting, of the
city council on Monday evening.
Mayor Bate, Aid. Bannerman
and James Brown were present
and heard the complaints of the
Volunteer Fire Department concerning the necessary repairs to
hose and hose reels. The Mayor
promised to lay the matter before the council.
F. Lighter has closed his jewellery and watchmaking business
in the city and left this morning
with his wife and family for
Henry Tappen left this morning for Victoria to complete arrangements for overseas service.
Under the auspices nf Benev
olent Temple No. 9 Pythian Sis- \
ters,  a  whist drive and dance,
will be held on Sept. 26th, 1917.!
Wnist drive to commence at 7;
p.m., in the Fraternal Hall.   Ad- \
mission 25c.    Refreshments to |
be served.     Dance to commence,
at 9.30 in llo Ilo Hall.     Admission, Gents. 50c.   Ladies,   25c. j
Tho proceeds to be devoted  for j
the benefit of returned soldiers
at Qualicum Beach.
A special excursion train of i
five coaches left Cumberland for
Union Bay on Monday, Labor
Day at a special fare of 50c. re- j
turn. A large number of the
residents availed themselves of
the opportunity of spending the
day at Royston Beach or Union!
Bay.   The local mines were idle.
Mrs. G.  C.   Baker   returned
from a two weeks visit to Vic- j
toria on Thursday.
Harry Murdock was a passen-i
ger hy Monday's train.
A general meeting of the Ca-\
nadian Red Cross Society will beheld on Tuesday afternoon at
3.30 o'clock, in the hasement of
the Presbyterian Church -for the
purpose of re-organizing the
work for the winter months.
Everyone interested is cordially
invited to attend.
Fall Millinery
Opening Today
Do not fail to see my display
of Fall Millinery in styles that
include large wire Mushrooms
trimmed with old gold, smart
Turbans, French Sailors, and
the latest Military shapes.
Mrs. Rideout,
Millinery Parlors.
Fort Worth, Tex., Sept. 1.
Captain Denton of the Canadian
Royal Flying Corps is expected
to reach here tonight to take
charge of the three Canadian ay-
ialion camps under construction
here. Supervising Engineer
Roues of the Toronto camp arrived this morning. He said one
of the Canadian instructors, com-
iiijr here is Vernon Caslle and
another is Lord Wellesley.
Winnipeg, Sept. 3. The Con
servatives of Brandon federal riding have appointed a committee
to mept the committee of the
Liberal association with th-~> object of arranging a win-thc-war
fusion candidate.
London, Sept. 1.—Four German mine sweepers were destroyed today off the coa^t of Jutland
by British light forces, according
to an announcement issued In-
night by the admiralty. The
official statement reads:
"Our light forces operating
off the coast of Jutland (Denmark), this morning destroyed
four uin.no mine sweepers."
Mrs. John Bruce wasapissen-
ger bv Wednesday's train for
Ocean Falls.
W. R. Dunn left for Victoria
on Saturday and returned on
Thomas Bickle left for Vancouver on Sunday and returned
on Tuesday.
. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Burnside
arrived oh Saturday evening
from a five week's tour of the
Eastern Provinces.
Joseph Naylor was a passenger on the out going train on
Satui day for Vancouver.
Harrison Foster left Friday
morning for Victoria, having
joined the Royal Flying Corps in
that city.
Geo. Warren, advance agent
for the film, "The Birth of A
Nation," arrived on Thursday
and engaged the llo llo Theatre
for the 19th., and 20th,, September,
Miss Edith Munro has been
appointed operator in the local
Telephone Exchange and will ultimately relieve Miss May Walker.
Mis. Edwin O. Franklin of
Winnipeg, is here on a visit to
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
The annual meeting of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Limited Medical Fund, has been
adjourned to Sunday, September
Miss Bryant, of Vancouver,
arrived last week and is our musician at the Ilo Ilo Theatre during the absence of Miss Lowdon
who is visiting Southern California.
Nettie Stewart arrived from
Victoria on Saturday and left
again on Monday. Miss Stewart
who was operator of the private
exchange of the Canadian Collieries has now secured a position
with the Canadian Explosives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mateo left for
Ocean Falls on Wednesday after
spending a few days as the guests
of Mrs. John Bruce.
Matthew Brown, of the grocery
department of Simon Leiser and
Co., left on Wednesday to join
the Ambulance Horps for Overseas.
Messrs.  Kierstead and   Wad-
irlington,   blacksmiths   and  cat"
j riage builders,  are making ex-
! tensive repairs to their place of
business and building on an addition to the front.   When completed  it will  he n maiked improvement.  This  firm  has s"v-
eral orders on hand for repairs
to autos which will receive their
attention  when  the addition  is
For sale by tender 2 1"2 acres
of Oat Hay. Opposite B, Fowler,
Cumberland Road,
A. KKKTON, Courtenay.
t OST   On thoCourtenay Head
n 30 •: 3j auto tire. Please return
to the offlco of the   Canadian
I Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd.
Mrs. Simms, Teacher of Piano-
forte, re-opens Sept. 3rd. Pupils prepared for any examinations, Early applications will
oblige.   Phone 37 or Box 358.
'FOR SALE; -Tenders wanted'
for the purchase of the Theobald property, situated on lots
Tai.rlS, block 15, comerof Penrith Ave. and 5th St., Cumberland, II.1.'. This is a very de-
rirable four-roomed honsso, also
pantry and bathroom. Pantry
and bathroom are both fitted
v. 11 li hot and cold water: al n
Push closet and septic tank.
Large roomy basement with hot
i ir fui'nii'-e and basement kit-
el on; :\lpo hot and cold water
in basement. The hifheat or
nry tender not necessarily accepted, A. MiKinnon) Executor, TWO
Sij? Jalatttor
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
By W. S. Thornber,  director of
Extension Service, StateCol-
lege, Pullman, Wash.
For a good many years the
majority of housewives have
thought of canning as a process
which applied to fruits alone.
They have not thought much a-
bout canning vegetables and
meats. They used vegetables
when in season; and when out of
season, they either purchased
vegetables shipped from the
South or bought such items canned or did without.
Now that the world is confronted with the necessity of
putting back a famine, which
already is felt-.in Europe, and
which may be felt in our own
land of plenty, all of us are seeing new opportunities in canning.
By canning we can keep a lot of
food from going to waste. Corn
that once dried up on the ear,
beets that were allowed to overgrow, peas that once shelled out
on the ground when our appetite
for them was satisfied, carrots
that were thinned out and thrown
away or allowed to become so
large and coarse that they were
fit only for cow-feed, greens that
were once allowed to dry up in
the hot sun of mid-summer all
of these things, and many more,
should be caught by the alert
housewife when they are at their
best, canned and kept ready for
use in January or earlier or later
We relish new peas and young
potatoes in the spring-why not
relish them at Christmas along
with cranberry and turkey? We
relish young turkey at Christ-
tr.as; why not can our surplus
turkeys, and chickens and young
pigs and young rabbits when
they are tender and at their best,
instead of allowing them to grow
old and tough and eat their heads
off? Iii the field of canning and
drying applied to practically
everything we raise on the farm,
in season, there is a world of opportunity. We can save countless millions of pounds of food
that In years heretofore have
gone to waste. If only half the
food America has wasted in her
gardens in the last ten years
could have been distributed in
the famine stricken, zones of
Europe, some millions of people,
including small children under
the age of twelve, in all probability now would be living. As
it is, they have starved. It is
up to the housewives of America
to can and keep canning.
Many articles have recently appeared in the public press of the
province and much has been said
lately about the necessity of
farmers as a patriotic duty,
keeping their female stock and
thereby conserving the meat
supply of the province. Some
writers go the length of urging
both Federal and Provincial Governments to enact legislation
prohibiting the sale  of  lambs,
calves, young pigs etc. These
people undoubtedly mean well
and are actuated by patriotic
motives in urging that this be
done, but it is safe to say that
they are not stock farmers, and
do not therefore fully consider
the matter from all points of
In many cases yoUng animals
can only be raised to maturity
at a loss to farmers and the object in vie*-, viz: economy, is
therefore not attained.
Another point ef view to be
considered is, the older the animal gets, the more feed it takes
to maintain it, and therefore it
is often more profitable to the
farmer and will l esult in as much
beef, pork, or mutton being produced, if the farmers utilize the
feed which is at their disposal,
to raise more stock and turn them
off at an earlier age than it
would be to raise fewer animals
to a maturer age.
After all, the farmer should
be the best judge as to how he
can best carry on the work of
his farm and help towards a conservation of our food supplies.
To pass drastic legislation of this
nature, would entail in many
cases, severe and unnecessary
hardships and would not accomplish the results sought.
It is far better to make an earnest appeal to farmers such as
has constantly been done, to do
all that within them lies towards
increasing production, both of
stock and crops. Both Federal
and Provincial Governments have
been making such appeals and
from my knowledge of our farmers, they are not going unheeded,
British Columbia farmers have
many burdens to bear in these
strenuous times: What with the
labour situation situation, high
cost of food stuffs and supplies,
increased tazation, etc.
The object of this letter is to
again make an earnest appeal to
farmers to do all that they can
to help forge those food bullets
which are now the most important factor in this world war.
We must all make many sacrifices for the cause of right and
before this curse of Militarism is
finally ground into dust under
the heel of liberty.
Farmers are doing and will
continue to do their share, but
do not allow them to be hampered by this suggested legislation,
which is altogether unwise and
which would defeat the end
which it seeks to accomplish.
Farmers, let "Increased Production" be your slogan in spite
of the handicaps under which
you labour. By producing more
and better crops, by raising more
and better stock, you will be best
serving your Empire and doing
your share right worthily in this
terrible world war.
Mrs. Frank A. Vanderlip, wife
of the President of the National
City Bank in New York, has
been extremly active in war relief work, both as a worker herself and as a director of the
thousand and one new occupations that are open to women at
this time.
Writing in the September issue
of Harper's Bazar, now ready,
Mrs. Vanderlip makes this statement: "Women are eager to
serve. They have always served
at home. Now our government
needs their work outside their
homes. They will be ready for
every sacrifice. I believe that
the idea of democracy with its
promise of opportunity for every
child, is a clear and definite belief in the minds of women, and
that we are ready to give our utmost to create a world democracy."
Among the greai things done
by women thus far, Mrs. Vanderlip mentions the development
of the Red Cross, the increase
and conservation of the food supply, the taking of the military
census of resources, and helping
to raise our recent Liberty Loan,
We are showing this week our first shipment of
Ladies'   Fall   Dress   Goods   and
Special values in Dress Goods—fast dyes and popular prices—in
Serges, Poplins, Cashmeres, Tweeds, Gabardines and
Bengalines.   Novelty weaves in plain and fancy
Voiles, Marquisette and Silk Broche
in light shades suitable for
evening wear in costume lengths
Coatings in 54in. widths, in Blanket Cloths, Chinchillas, Sport
Checks, in light and dark shades, at $3.50 per yard;
also Shepherd Plaids in small and large checks
from $1.75 to $3.50 per yard.
Crepe   de   Chene   Waists
Silk and Bead embroidered Crepe de Chene Waists in pink, sky,
maize, old rose, cream and black, at $4.75.
NOTE.—We invite your inspection of our Fall Millinery Opening on Saturday, Sept. 1st, when
we will have on display the newest in American models in Ladies' trimmed and untrimmed
Hats; also newest fabrics in dress goods, misses' and children's Sweater Coats and Sets, etc.
when travelling; it is nothing when telephoning.
When you travel, you take time to get ready,
and you subject yourself to a certain amount of
inconvenience en route to your destination.
When you telephone you simply go to the other
side of the room and talk. It is a face to face
conversation, with the elimation of every inconvenience.    '
Travelling, too, depends on the weather; you
can communicate at any time by telephone.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EBMUND WALKER, C.V.O., I.L.D., D.C.L., President
SIR JOHN AIRD, General Manager      H.V.F. JONES, Aas't den. Manager
CAPITAL, 15,000,000.       RESERVE FUND, 13,500,000.
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor.
SAVINGS   BANK:—This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.    Ask for
U.B.C; it's the beer of Quality-none better.
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.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C. 1*1
M—     I   M.--r»-.^^MM>.>i.
TWO Nights, commencing Wednesday, September    j Q
With Matinee Thursday | ^J
By special arrangement with Wm. Cranston,   The United Producing Company, Ltd., present
18,000 People
3,000 Horses
50,000 .Scenes
$500,000 Cost
——"I       ■'" ""■■'■'■ I   I      »^—■■■» >■——^—■
The Greatest
ever Produced.
Bigger and
Better than
any Circus
The full musical
Score will be
Played by the
own Musicians.
Special Bargain Prices:
Main Floor - 75c, and 50c.
§ Loges---$1.00.
Balcony — 75c, and 50c
Matinee Prices — 25c 50c
Seats on sale at Box Office
on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Mail your orders now. Get
your seats early.
Note:- All mail orders should
be addressed to "Ilo Ilo
Theatre, Cumberland,"and
will be given prompt attention.
Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
OOALiiiiiiinKHKhtsof lno Domini'",
in Manitoba, S»«k»tcbewHn and Alberta,
tliu Yukon Torrito y. the Northwest Teiri
toriejHiidiiia portion 'f the Province ol
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at »n unuual rental of
tl an acre. Not more than 2,600 acres
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed ton itory the land must be
described bv sections,nt legal subdi'isionl
of seotiona, »nd in uiuuiveyed erritory
the iracr applied for shall be staked out by
thi'tpp ioniit himself.
Kichapplioatiun must be aoeomuanied
by a fee ,.f (ft which will be refunded i' the
rii Ills applied for are not av iiUb e, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on 'he
merchantable output of the mine at ihe
rule of live cents per ton.
Tlie person operating 'he mine ahall
furnish tlie Agent with sworn returns no
counting for 'hu full quantity of nieroh
an table coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the 01 al IllillisB ii»hts are
niithi-iuu operated, sucl- returns shall he
furi'ished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minimi
rights only, but the 1 sseomay be permitted to purohase whatever available sur
face rights-may be contidered necessary
for the wnrktiiB of the mine at the rate of
For full information application should
be made to  the Secrotaty of the Depart-
ment of tho Interior, Ottawa,   or to  any
A'unt or Sub Agent nfDnmiiiiwi Lands.
W   W. CORY.
Deputy Minister of ihe Interior,
N.B- IJnaulhori»8d publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
King George Hotel
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Clean-,
ed, Repaired and Pressed for
on>t 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
cloaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Grocers ajtid Bakers
Agents for Pilsexer Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay i
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
>*♦##♦# #*#***#$***$*##*#*| POWER TO CALL
Great WAR MAP j
FREE!       I
JUST ISSUED-Most ComP!ete New War
Map of Fighting Area in Europe-a marvel of detail;
of special interest to Canadians; every point of interest easily located; size 2 1-3x3 1-4 feet, in four
colors.   Map is embellished with
Badges Representing All Canadian
Each map in cover of very neat design. The very
map our Canadian soldiers will endorse, and the
map that makes the war understood. Progress of
armies easily followed. Could not be produced under two dollars a copy.   It is
FREE With The Family Herald
and Weekly Star of Montreal.
Canada's Greatest and Best Weekly-new Subscription price, $1.25-a year. Every home in Canada
should have it. Don't be without a War Map-
without it, the war is a mystery.
The Family Herald, Weekly Star and Cumberland
Islander will be furnished to subscribers for $3.00
Vancouver, B. C. Sept. 3.-
Power to call a general strike
was placed in the hands of the
executive of the B. C. Federation of Labor at the convention
I held at the Labor Temple here
j today. The delegates ropresent-
I ed about every class of organized
! labor in the Province. The vote
| was fifty-six for the "down tools"
policy, and eight against, while
■ three delegates said they were
; not voting.
The convention also decided
to have candidates in the field in
the Federal elections, and it was
understood, though not by formal motion, that there would
he no conflict of candidates with
the Socialists,
Tbe action in regard to a general strike was taken in confirmation of the recent referendum
| vote on the question of calling a
general strike in the event of
j the conscription bill being passed
> The executive did not think con
: ditions as yet warranted the pio-
, prosed strike,  and so called the
.convention for further instruc-
' tions, placing before it two rec-
! ommendations:   That the execu-
tive   have the   right   to call the
strike at its discrectio i. and that
labor candidates be placed in the
'; field, both  these steps b ing ta-
' | ken as a protest against c<inscri|i-
'ition. The recommenda'ions were
': adopted.
'J    One of the delegates voting in
favor of the "down tools" policy
gate from the Victoria Munition
Workers' Union.
The convention was moderate
in tone. There were several
speakers who did not believe that
a geioial strike would be successful, anil others were against
the "down tools" policy altogether.
J. II. MeVety, former president of the Vancouver Trades
anil Labor Council, stated tonight
that in Ihe event of a strike in
British Columbia between 10,000
and 12000 men would be effected.
He also stated that he expected a
large number of non-union n.en
would go out in sympathy.
II May Have Been Something Etae
"I see that llrinkertnn hits at lust
given up smoking. I Ms doctor told
him more than a year an" that it
waa bad for him, and Mr wife has
been trying for a long time to per-
auade him tn give It up. Kvidenily
he has at last been willing to listen
to reason."
MI don't know whether It can pro-
perly be called listening to reason
or not. His pretty typist complained
that cigar smoke hurt Iter throat."
The Human Banknote
A poor girl married an aged million,
"Oh, how could you do It?" a friend
asked her. "Such an old fellow, too!"
"My dear," the young bride replied,
"If you were starving and somebody
gave you an enormous banknote—a
banknote for a million—would you
bother to look at the date?"
per year.
»<S><§*$*t>^#<$><S*$><$*H> <S*H>S>M> 4ff«NW*aV Mrs." Anna Sutton', a del*
Proftaalonal  Rule
El-patient: "Your bill of 125, doctor,
la altogether too much. Why, It was
only a headache I had."
Doctor: "Quite so; but, my denr
sir, I diagnosed the case ns Incipient
brain fever and my bill Is made out
accordingly." FOUR
Stop! Look! Listen!
Just let your cars run
another ten days, then
a trial on repairs.
Mechanical and Electrical
Alex llmiiletaim, Proprietor
IMiiiiatea unil Designs funtislieil
mi Application
Mrs. F. Oliver
RAM,, London, England, and
Conservatoire of Music.Dresdcn
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. 43, Camp.
1URS. RIDEOUT wishes to an-
■l'V1 nounce her Fall Millinery
Opening on Saturday, Sept. 8th,
with the largest and most complete assortment of New York
and imported models ever shown
in the City of Cumberland. One
of the leading features for Fall
will be Hatter's Plush in the
most becoming styles.
Mrs. Roy Hideout's
Millinery Parlors,
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
Do you realize the Comfort, the Convenience, the Cleanliness, and the Real Economy of
Electrically heated household appliances?
And do you know that you can have them
as willing servants to do your bidding, ironing,
cooking, and heating.
Look over the following list of Electrically
heated appliances.
Here are a few of the comfort makers:---
ELECTRIC BOILER, for handy or quick  hot
drinks in the evening.
ELECTRIC PERCOLATOR, you never tasted
such good coffee.
ELECTRIC TOASTER, which saves running back
and forth to the kitchen for breakfast toast.
ELECTRIC CHAFING DISH, which makes it so
easy to entertain evening parties.
But anyhow have the "MISSUS" enjoy one
which save so much DRUDGERY.
We will be pleased to give you easy payments
on any of the above appliances. See us about it
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
22 Commercial St.,
" Nanaimo's Music House,"
Nanaimo, B.C.
Give Your Wife One!
THOUSANDS of wives and daughters run their own Ford cars.   They use them for shopping, calling,
attending the theatre, taking the children for a run in the country or to school.
The Ford is as easy to operate as a kitchen range, no knowledge of mechanical details being necessary. Inexpensive to operate. A woman can call around town all afternoon, or take a 25-mile spin in
the country, al the minimum of cost for gasoline, oil, wear on tires, etc.
You couldn't give "her" a present she would appreciate more than this beautiful, modern car, with
its stream-line effect, tapered hood and crown fenders.
Town Car
F.O.B. Ford. Ont.
Courtenay, B.C.
If you are interested in the
purchase of an Organ for Chapel,
School, Lodge or Home, you will
find at our store a most complete
selection, embracing instruments
by the most highly reputed Canadian and American manufacturers, including the famous
Kara and Goodrich Organs
These well known Organs enjoy a world-wide reputation for their superb
tone and other excellent qualities.   Our stock comprizes Organs at prices
from as low as $75.00 up, in Oak and Mahogany cases.
We can Arrange Easy Monthly Payments.
9 B
Several consignments of New Fall Millinery have
arrived and will be on view Saturday. Black high-
crown sailor shape in velour and velvet are good
style. Flop shapes, in two toned effect, look very
natty and are right up to the minute. Our showing
in new millinery is very comprehensive, and will
include choice models, at reasonable prices.
Ladies' Coats
A most complete showing of snappy up-to-date coats
have arrived, in smart styles comprizing all the new
belt styles, as well as showing the latest collars,
which are predominant in the up-to-date coats.
New Fall Hosiery
Many new lines have come to hand, included with
our very full stock of Hose, which are marked a
long way below present day prices:
PENMANS'SILK LISLE HOSE for Ladies, all sizes, 50c. per pair; same
price as they were two years ago.
CIRCLE-BAR HOSE for Ladies and Children will give you good satisfaction.
We can save money for you by inducing you to purchase your Fall stock of hose now, especially considering the prices at which we have marked them.
Children, Girls' and Misses' Rainproof Coats for Fall
A full line in all sizes of Waterproof Capes for the
girls for school wear.   Prices $2.95 up.
Fall Flanellette Sheets
Colors white, also in grey, full 12-4 size, suitable for
the largest bed.   Our price $2.50 per pair.
Men's New Suits for Fall
A large consignment of men's suits have just arrived from Coppley Noyes & Randall, makers of the
high class clothes. Every suit has that cut and
style to it that at once makes it an attractive and
desirable garment to wear.
La Diva and D. &iA- Corsets are our leading line in
popular priced corsets. You will see them advertised in most of the papers, and compare our prices
when you will find them no more and in some cases
less than the catalogue prices. For front laced corsets the Gossard still leads the way and is the best.
Phone 3-8
3E3 K
Merchant Tailors
The Latest in Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5 Opposite Postoffice, Cumberland, B.C.
P. O. Box 350


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