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ZHE ISLANDER established1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland Ner»s.
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THE CUMBERLAND SKEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII.. No. 2
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1917.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
STUNG AGAIN!   New York World.
MILLINERY
OPENING
Mrs. Rideout wishes to
announce a showing of
Spring Millinery in a large
range of the latest shapes
and styles at very moderate prices. Hats also
made to order.
— MILLINERY PARLOR
Res.:—Derwent Ave.
Two Brotheri Receive D.C.M.
Platoon Commander Sg't Major W. M. Brown, 7th Battalion,
and Serg't M. M. Brown, Machine Gun Section, 102nd Battalion, have been presented with
the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Both were wounded in the
battle for the mastery of the
Somme sector. After receiving
their wounds they showed conspicuous biavery, standing for
hours by their lespective positions. When compelled to retire towards the base for medical
attention they on their way halted many times to succor comrades more or less wounded than
themselves.
The ceremony of presentation
was at the Camp St. Leonards,
England, where both recipients
have staff appointments.
ILO ILO ITEMS.
Today's program will consist
of a two reel drama, "Under the
Lion's Paw" featuring Rex Ros-
selli, the famous animal trainer
of the Universal Film company,
a single reel drama, "Story of
the Woods," and a three reel
L-Co, comedy with funny Alice
Howell, called "Alice In Society"
Come early and secure a seat or
wait for the second show at 8
o'clock. Children's Matinee at
3 o'clock.
Next week there will be four
five-reel features, as usual, including J. Warren Kerrigan, in
Bluebird film, "Measure; of A
Man;" Edna Goodrich in "House
of Lies" Myrtle Gonzales and Val
Paul in "Romance of Billy Goat
Hill," Redfeather, and Vivian
Martin in "Witchcraft," Famous
Players.
Coming the following week,
Ella Hall in "Bugler of Algiers."
Robert Henderson, manager of
No. 4 Mine of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd, has resigned, his resignation going
into effect immediately,
Mrs. Roy Rideout, of Derwent
Avenue, Cumberland, has purchased a stock of the latest millinery and ready-to-wear hats and
is now ready for business. The
millinery parlours are on Derwent Avenue near the Cumberland Telephone Exchauge.
MEET WATERLOO
London, March 30.—The morning newspapers comment enthusiastically on the British victory
near Gaza, Palestine, which naturally opens the way for much
biblical and historical reference
and comparison.
"The political dreams which
led to that visit (of the Kaiser
to Jerusalem) now are in the pro'
cess of being shattered. The
Holy Land, it would seem, is on
the eve of being rescued from
the regime which through centuries has hejd it in bondage,"
The Times says.
The manner in which the British have pushed railroads across
the desert is considered a remarkable achievement. Apparently hundreds of miles of rail
road have been constructed over
the sands since last August.
London, March 29.—Defeat of
a Turkish force of 20,000 men
south of Gaza is reported in an
official report received from the
Egyptian expeditionary force and
made public today. Heavy casualties were inflicted on the enemy.
"We took 900 prisoners, including a general and the divisional
staff of the 53rd., Turkish Division," says the report. "This
staff included four Austrian officers and 32 other Austrians and
Germans. Our booty includes
two 4-inch howitzers."
Gaza is a city of Palestine about 48 miles southwest of Jerusalem.
Sunday Closing Law Enforced
Chinese merchants of Chinatown, Cumberland, have been in
the habit of opening their places
on Sunday contrary to section
five of the Lord's Day Act Information was laid by Provincial
Constable Macdonald against
Chow Lee, WahSang, Shin Shun,
Charlie Sing Kee, Charlie Sing
Chong and Kam Sun Low, charging them with offering and selling goods and chattels on a Sunday. The Chinese merchants
appeared before Police Magistrate Bickle on Friday and pleaded guilty to the charge when
they were each fined ten dollars
and costs, in default, two months
imprisonment. The fines were
paid.
R. W. Hunter and Mr. Bland,
auditors of the Canadian Collieries, left for Vancouver on Monday.
THE GAMBLER'S LAST STAKE.-Leo Cheney in London Passing Show.
FUEL OIL DISPLACES
151^000 TONS OF COAL
After one of the most excellent
debates on the address which
'has ever taken place in the Legislature of British Columbia, and
in which practically every member of the House took part, the
debate initiated on March 2
closed. Thursday, March 22nd.,
with a splendid effort from the
Minister of Mines, Hon. Wm.
Sloan.
The Minister dealt with the remarks of tho member fer Yale
as to fuel oil, and the connection
of Sir Richard McBride with the
change which has worked so disastrously to the coal-mining industry. Last year he said, fuel
oil had displaced 151,000 tons of
coal, and the amount of money
which had been sent out of British Columbia to encourage the
importation of foreign fuel and
build up the oil magnates of California was $2,279,000.
With the late premier as Minister of Mines, Mr. Sloan went
on, one might have thought that
more attention would have been
paid to this industry, but on the
contrary when the new wings of
the buildings were being erected
a contract was signed which
called for the installation of oil-
burning boilers.
Mr. Bowser remarked that as
soon as this had come to his
knowledge he used his efforts to
stop it, and with success.
"I would beg to point out that
it was only after the efforts 1
made in Nanaimo that the Government decided to make the
change," .petorted the Minister.
"This is only another example of
the incompetence and incapacity
of the late Government, and the
change which was made necessary by.; this disloyal action of
the Government in the first place
cost the province 825,000. We
would have expected some loyalty
and consideration for the interests of B. C, and not for the oil
magnates of California from our
own Government."
Continuing on the subject, the
Minister referred to the denial
of the member for Fort George
that Sir Richard got the railways
to change to oil. In this connection-he read from the morning
contemporary, saying he trusted
it more than Mr. Ross. "That
Sir Richard exercised what influence he possessed to bring the
use of oil on locomotives running
through wooded areas is well
known, and his action in that regard met with what appeared to
be general approval."
This excuse that what he had
done protected the timber was
not borne out by the Railway
commission of Canada investigations. Mr. Sloan said, since that
board's officials had found that
the deposits of carbon on the inside of of the smoke-stacks from
the burning of oil flying out into
the forests were just as likely to
start fires in timber as were the
sparks from coal burning locomotives.
Provincial Constables Macdonald and Hannay and City Constables Herman and Conn, made
a raid on a Chinese gambling
den at Chinatown on Wednesday
evening and arrested twenty
eight Chinamen, charging them
with being inmates of a common
gambling house. On Thursday
afternoon they appeared before
Magistrate Bickle and pleaded
guilty when they were fined from
ten to fifty dollars each. Five
of the Chinese who were sick
and crippled were allowed to go
with a smaller fine and a warning.
HONORS LIST
The following is a list of six
pupils of each division who have
best work during March:
Div. I. Foon Sieu, Robert Robertson, Stanley Mounce, Ida Mc-
Fadyen, Maggie Cessford; Laura
Robertson.
Div. II. Edith Lockard, Hannah Lockhart, David Lockhart,
Edith Horbury, Geneveive Mc-
Fadyen, Vivian Aspecy.
Div. III. Francis Potter, Hugh
Strachan, Hector Stewart, Naho-
ru K. Abe, Christena McKinnon,
Florence Wood.
Div. IV. Robert Strachan,
Douglas Sutherland, Etta Hood,
Cecil Frasei, Earl Stevenson,
Howard Carey.
Div. V. Fanny Strachan, De-
lina Freloni, Tom McLean, Jack
Peacey Pearl Potter. Jung Kum.
Div VI. Mary Francioli, Mary
Gillafrio, Lottie Dallos', Nellie
Potter, Howard Russell, Edward
Russell.
Div. VII. Nellie Smith, Jersie
Maxwell, Chrissie Sutherland,
Tom Abe, Mary Conn, Dan Ad-
amson.
Div. VIII. Gwendolyn Williams
Irene Bates, Peter Pirozzini,
Toshiko Tomato, Janet Bogo,
Agnes Hoffheinz.
Div. IX. Leland Harrison,
Claudia Harrison, George Mar,
Jean Weaver, Olive Odgers,
Mary McLean.
The pupils and teachers of the
Cumberland Public Schools subscribed $15.00 to the Victoria
Branch, Can. Red Cross Society,
for the purpose of providing food
and other necessaries for Canadian prisoners in Germany,
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.
TOWN   TOPICS
Dr. Kambara left for Vancouver on Monday.
Mrs. J. V. Nordgren returned
from a visit to Bellingham, Washington on Sunday.
W. R. Freeman, superintendent of the Canadian Collieries,
left for Seattle this morning.
John Quinn of Bevan has been
appointed Manager of No. 4 Mine
of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd.   Mr. Quinn will commence his new duties at once.
WANTED-Tidy girl for Housework.   Apply to D. Thomson,
Dunsmuir Ave.,   Cumberland.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Meth
odist Church will hold a Sale of
Work at the Church on the Wednesday following April payday.
See Campbell's for Ladies'
trimmed and ready-to-wear hats.
The resignation of George W.
Clinton, superintendent of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Ltd, goes into effect today after
a faithful service of almost thirty
years, For some years he was
paymaster of the Wellington
Colliery Company and occupied
the same position when it became
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd, until promoted to
superintendent. Mr. Clinton
will now devote his time in attending to the United States
Consular Agency and his private
interests in the city and other
parts of the province.
The Mens' Liberal Association
of this city held a whist drive on
Friday evening of last week.
Several tables were arranged,
and after a most enjoyable evening's play prizes were awarded.
First, Mrs. W. Hudson, second,
Mr. Chas. Brown, third Miss
Loyal Macfarlane. Members of
the Womens' Liberal Association
served refreshments. The committee are grateful to the following: Mesdames, Bruce, Parkinson and Ashcroft for donating
the prizes and Mr. T. Mumford,
who had charge of the floor arrangements. A fine program of
songs and recitations brought a
delightful evening to a close.
WMfJtJ
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Allies;   "Our cards are on the table; show yours."   N. Y, Times i \
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THE iSLANDEfe,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada,   telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance. $2.00;
Singlecopies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, MARCH 31st.   1917
THE IRON   AND  STEEL
DUSTRY.
IN-
Although iron ores are widely
distributed in Canada, the present extensive metallurgical industry in iron and steel has been
developed largely on the basis of
imported ores, chiefly those from
fieil Wand, Newfoundland, and
from the iron ranges in the United States, sou Hi and west of
lake Superior. Each of these
sources contributes about one-
half of the present imports.
There are, nevertheless, several
important Canadian iron ore deposits that have contributed con-
sidei able outputs in the past, and
there are numerous occurrences
of low grade ores, which, in the
future, may constitute valuable
sources of supply for this metal.
With regard to Canada's known
reserve of ore, an estimate of iron
ore deposits, upon which more or
less work has Leen done, shows
total known available leserves of
about ZOO,000,000 tons. The great
hulk of these ores, hwever, consists of low grade magnetites
and siderites requiring concentration, or desulphurization before being marketable.
The actual ore production has
averaged less than 400.000 tons
per annum, much of which has
had to find a market in the United States, not being acceptable
to the Canadian furnaceman.
The blast furnace capacity in
Canada is about 1,500,000 tons
per annum, whereas actual production has exceeded 1,000,000
tons in one year only. In 1913,
Canada consumed over 3,000,000
tons of iron and steel goods of all
kinds.
Not* only is Canada dependent
oil foreign imports for 75 per
cent, of her iron and steel requirements but even the iron ore
which is manufactured into steel
in the Dominion comes from outside sources.
To utilize Canadian ores of
which the known reserves amount to about 21,0.000,000 tons, it
is evident that steps should be
taken to encourage the smelting
of these oreB in Canada.   W. .1.1).
carbolic acid, etc., gas, used for
fuel for heating or for illuminating purposes, and from which
are produced benzol, toluol, etc.
the raw materials used in the
manufacture of aniline dyes and
certain kinds of explosives; ammonia liquor for the manufacture
of ammonia sulphate, which is
valuable as a fertilizer. The coke
is used for smelting purposes.
The coal-briquetting industry
depends upon a cheap supply of
binding material. Coal tar pitch
makes a suitable binder, and the
manufacture in large quantities
of this product in Nova Scotia
should tend to encourage this industry and thus reduce the waste
of slack coal. It would also make
available many inferior coal
seams, the coal from which could
not be marketed economically
otherwise.—W. J. D.
PRECAUTIONS WITH ELECTRICITY.
The installation, maintenance
and use of electrical equipment
and appliances involve an ele'
ment of danger not encountered
in other lines, and the perform'
ance of such work requires the
exercise of extreme care to avoid
difficulties. Safety demands that
the electrical worker be constantly alert, especially where high
potentials are handled, and that
he possess a knowledge of the
fundamental laws of electricity.
Electrical conductors carrying
current and those not carrying
any are identical in appearance.
This fact alone emphasizes the
importance of treating all conductors as "live" until the contrary is definitely shown. Elementary technical education and
industrial training would prove
of great value to electrical workers. While a great majority of
electrical accidents are not due
to ignorance of danger, the carelessness sometimes shown could be
eliminated by teaching the workman every detaii as to the source
and nature of the danger. Unsafe "shortcut" methods are often employed by incompetent
men, whereas there are safe and
equally quick ways of performing
the same work.
Most of the appliances and
wiring are practically "foolproof," but not always proof a-
gainst the knife and screw-driver
of the amateur electrician. The
appliances usually remain perfectly safe until someunmistake-
able evidence shows that something has gone wrong. This
may be a blown fuse, flickering
lights, diffculty in turning the
current on or off, sparking, or
apparent total absence of current.
In all eases, unless one is certain
of the cause and knows how to
remove it, a competent man
should be called before serious
trouble or accidents develop.
In handling electrical appliances
or wires, one should not stand on
or touch any metallic, wet or!
damp object, as this may he in
contact with the ground. A par-
ticularly dangerous practise is to!
turn an electric litrht on or off
| with one hand while the other is]
in contact with a tap or telephone
  or other metallic substance  or
,„,     p. _. .     , ,  0,   , while standing in a bath or while
The Dominion Iron and Steel      '' .".     ,„,
, ,111    ; wet from a bath,    there is very
Company has recently ordered a „u,   , , .    ,
■  ,.       Monv    „..i,    „,i„ » little danger when one stands on
battery ofTZOKoppers by-product .      „
<• io t„ „   „. , u,   a dry,  wooden floor or carpet.
coke ovens oi   !.! tons capacity „   ;"      . ... H,   .
,       ,,,, • ., „ Most of the accidents reported
each.      Ihis company was the;, ,     ,    __„_.._    ,  .,
first to irstall  by-product ovens
and on the completion of the new
LADIES' TRIMiED HATS
EASTER OPENING
Another shipment of Ladies'
Trimmed and ready-to-wear Hats
will be shown next week; also
Georgetta Crepe Waists, Embroidered Voile Waists, Ladies'
Neckwear and Easter Novelties.
/7 M   £? #&
"^HWimimi ""E
Bring Your Friend Close by Talking Directly Into the Telephone!
Suppose you were talking face-to-face with s friend.
You would not go to the far side of the room and talk
loudly.
When you telephone do you place your lips close to
the mouthpiece and talk easily, or do you have them six
inches away and almost shout?
Every part of an inch you are away from the telephone when speaking places the called party miles
distant. One inch from the telephone lengthens the line
six miles; two inches, ten miles; three inches, sixteen
miles, etc.
There is less exertion in talking, and less effort in
hearing, when each speaks into the telephone properly.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., U..D. D.C.I.., President
JOHN AIRD, General Minuer. H. V. F. JONES, Au't General Manicer
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $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,
ftro 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. S50
'   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.
BY-PRODUCT COKE OVENS
plant will have a lottd capacity
of coking 4100 tons of coal per
day. The Nova Scotia Steel and
Coal Company has also increased
the capacity of its plant by an
additional battery of 40 Bernard
retort coke ovens. These ovens
recover the gas as a by-product.
The coking of coal in by-product ovens \a one of the most
practical examples of conservation. All of the valuable constituents of the coal are saved—not
wasted as in "beehive" oven
practice. The by-products obtained are as follows: tar, from
which is obtained pitch, creosote,
happen in damp cellars, bath
rooms, or near taps, pipes, etc.
- L. G. D.
NOTICE.
Public Notice is hereby given
to all persons in arrears for Taxes due the City of Cumberland,
that a delinquent tax sale, the
date of which will be announced
later, will be held during the
month of September 1917.
All persons in arrears are hereby requested to take Notice and
arrange to protect their interests,
By order of the City Council.
A. MACKINNON,
City Clerk.
i " POUR-PARLER."   The Spider: "Where are tlie flies?"
News of the World, London. V
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THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREJl
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 For the Coming Week
-   AT   THE   -
ILO ILO THEATRE
Bluebird.—"The Measure of a Man."   J. Warren Kerrigan.
Famous Players.—"House of Lies."   Edna Goodrich.
Redfeather.—"Romanceof Billy-goatHill." Myrtle Gonzales.
Famous Players.—"Her Father's Son."   Vivian Martin.
These Films are From the Best Circuit
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.
REDFEATHER  FILMS.
April 4. "Romance of Billy
Goat Hill", Myrtle Gonzales.
April 11. "Barriers of Society"
Dorothy Davenport.
April 18. "Black Sheep of the
Family," Francelia Billinjrton.
April 25. "Isle of Life," Roberta Wilson,
When in need of a car ring up
86L.    Nanaimo and return the
same  day.    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
Repairing    Cleaning
Pressing
U. WATANABE,
UNION TAILOR
Ladies' and Gents' Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, B.C.
FIREWOOD
Slab Wood for Sale at $3.00 per
Load.   Cash or. Delivery.   Phone
95 L.
RoystonSawmillCo.
Ltd.
DR. C. INKSTER,
SURGEON DENTIST,
Will be in Cumberland on or
ahout January 8th, 1917, for
a period of three weeks. Dr.
Inkster will open up a Dental Surgery, furnished with
a complete outfit of instruments to perform all dental
operations in the latest and
most scientific method.
Painless Extractions.
Modern Crown and Bridge
work, and Modern Plate
Work a specialty. Examinations free. Rates moderate.
All Work Guaranteed.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
E
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—W orking—
Saving—Giving
This is NATIONAL SERVICE
Are YOU doing your part ?
\LL EYES turn now to
±\, the Canadian 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.
ITY and TOWN
can help.
Municipal Councils, Churches and
Schools, and other organizations,
boil' of men and women, can render
National Service by directing all
available labour to the Land.
Farmers themselves can exchange
labour.   School hoys can assist.
Were you raised on a farm ? Can you
drive a (cam? Can you handle fork
or hoc? If you can't light, you can
produce. Spend the Summer working on the Farm.
Let every man, woman and child in
the Dominion who has access to
Land, nounatter 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
DEPARTJraT CF UGaiCULTURE
OTTAWA,   CANADA.
HON. MARTIN   L3URRELL, MINISTER
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Synopsis of Coil Mining Regulations!
COAL mining i ijjhts of the Domiiior.
in Manitoba, SHekutchuwati and AlWtn,
ihe Yukon Territory. theNorthvrest Terri
r.oriei* t»nd in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for h term
"f tweuty-une yeara ar »n hhiiuhI rental of
Slanacre. N>>) more limn 2,600aorea
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for h leant) must !>■• made \>\
'lie applicant in person to the Agin it orsuo
Agent of the district iu which the rights
ippiii'd for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land uiUBt bv
described by sections, or lefpti subdivisions
if sections, and in uusurveyed territory
he truer, applied for shall be shikud out by
'heapp!icaut himself.
K!*ch application must lie aeoompanied
■lyafru of |5 which will be refunded if tin
1 ights applied forareuut available, but not
ithorwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
Merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of live cents per ton,
The person operating the mine shall
r'uruish the Agent, with (worn returnsao
ounting for the full quantity of match
in table coal mined *nd pay the royalty
hereon. If the coal minia£ tights are
tot being operated, such returns shall be
ii.riished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim;
ightsoiily, but the lessee may be permit-
eel to purchase whatever avni'uble stir
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
$l0.00anacre.
For full information application should
be made to tbe Secretary of tho Depart-
•neat of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to   any
Agent or Sub-Agt nt of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B~ Unauthorized publication of this
tdvertisement will not be paid for.
Co-Operative
Meat Market
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
Phone 87
Agent fur Lite
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Henderson, Proprietor
Estimates anil Designs furiilKlieil
on Application
The
Star Cafe and
Bakery
In connection withRcstaurant.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.
Fresh
Bread
Daily
McLEAN & CESSFORD
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.
LESLIE J. ASTON
DUNSMUIR    AVENUE
Shoemaker
REPAIRS NEAT and PROMPT
Prices in Line with the Times.
King George Hotel
VICTOR BONORA, Prop.
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland.B.C.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on" month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remcm-
' ber a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw your
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rate?.
Local airents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
Own a
COLUMBIA
And know the world's greatest
musicians.
Representing tlie highest development
of the first successful Instrument of
sound reproduction, the Columbia Gra
fonola is universally acclaimed as "the
one incomparable Instrument instrument of music."
Columbia
double - disc
Records
Bte tlie exncl counterpart In quality of
theColumbla Grafonola; they bring
you face to face with the living personality ol the artist. Whatever your
musical taste may be, whether Grand
opera, Instrumental, Orchestral, Dance
Music or Comedy, all are Included ill
the huge Columbia dialogue of over
L'.."«) recordings.
Columbia  Grnfonolns" range in price
from $20.00.   Very easy terms
can be arranged.   ;
(i. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.,
"iNanaimo's Music House"
» Commercial St., N'.nawo.'B.C.
MABQCCHi    BROS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for PinsE.vEh Bebh
(h'.MUKIil.AM)      CorilTKXAY
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL I3COT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Re|     rig aSpeolalty
West Cumberland FOUK
i'HK ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.&
JAPAN WOULD EXERT
HER WHOLE STRENGTH
How  War  Looks  to  Nipponese  Poet
and   War  Correspondent—All   Depend   Upon   England
Gonnoski Komai, the Japanese poet
and author, writes; I do not know
that any of yon in Canada fully realize
what a keen interest we easterners are
uow tuldng in the great European
struggle. We had foreseen the crisis
in Europe long ago. Personally, I
watch every move of the campaign on
the eastern front with ten times the
Interest which I felt in the famous
Russo-Japanese War, when I was one
of the correspondents with the Man-
cuurlan forces, Tlie first year was
merely the end of the beginning. Our
victory in Manchuria, like England's
victory at Waterloo, was a "damned
near thing," everything, even the
Battle of Mukden, was decided in the
last five minutes, and so, I expect, will
be the great struggle In Europe. To
me it is like the contest of wrestlers
we have here in Japan. Germany is
the strong, big man who has momentarily foiled Ills enemy; hut, like these
contests, there are no rounds or
pauses, and for this reason, it may be
doubtful whether Germany has the reserve strength to keep the initial mastery or whether, like a strong, rash
wrestler, she has expended all her
forces on the first onslaught.
Can Trust  Britain
One thing, however, is certain, in
my mind, and Unit everything is upon
the shoulders of England. England
alone has the necessary qualities, too,
upon which the world can depend in
the great struggle. Happily England
has the money, the men, and the
manufacturing centres, and in addition she controls tlie sea. But, what
Is far more important, lo my mind,
she has the bull doggedness which
alone can bring the struggle to a successful issue, and the spirit of liberty
which guarantees that such successes
will he honorably used. None of these
can Germany take or give.
The task, however, is not going to
be an easy one; we know the Germans far better than Canadians do,
for, remember, we owe nearly all our
military strength and organization to
Germany; but though we "hired" them
as our tutors we never trusted them
as "friends," and not a few of us
strongly suspected that the whole of
the Manchurian campaign was instigated by them against US, England,
cu the other hand, we always trusted.
We had the first experience of modern
warfares, so to speak, and we realize
all it means. Wo had to advance in
Manchuria inch by inch, and take
trench by trench, and for this reason
we In Japan anticipate a long war—
a very long war, in fact—tedious, dull
and uninteresting.
Japan's Great Work Oone
We in Japan are ready—the people
are enthusiastic to a man—we have
Already fulfilled more than our share
by driving Germany from the east forever—and China will live to thank ui.
But we are willing to help In the west
as well, If it comes to a pinch. In
England they talk a lot of conscription as if they were afraid of It, or
as if It were something ignoble or
shameful. Well, I wonder whether the
English realize that we in Japan are
ready to place our whole national
army at their service, if once our rulers but give the word of command,
and go and fight the great battle of
civilization on the battlefields of
Europe, to fulfill the spirit of our alliance to England. Would England do
the same by us. I wonder? Yet in
this crisis everything depends on England and the whole world's future as
well.
:m
"IF
3E
The Balkan Babel
In no pari of tlie world lire so many
and such diverse languages spoken as
In the Balkans, Bulgarians and Roumanians, for ii beginning, are wonderfully ni variance, for the Bulgerians
keep up the tradition of the ancient
RushIuii language, while Just uitobb
the river boundary Roumania maintains a language closer akin to ancient
Latin thnn even Italy can claim. Not
only I.atln but Greek Is still the collo-
uulul talk further south, anil the Albanians have n language tiiat is a
puzzle to philologists, who find In It
a mixture of such strange and divergent speeches as the Basque of Spain
and tlie Hungarian of the great central
plain of the present Austro-Hungar-
Ian klngdoin-eniplre.
Motor Boat Warfare
Motor boats have already taken a
great part In the present war, and
armored motor bouts, mounted with a
number of machine guns or a quick-
ftrer or two, have patrolled up and
flown the Vistula, Danube, and other
rivers, and have served to help tho
soldiers in I heir attempts to cross.
Although the British Motor Boat Reserve has placed a large number of
boats in the use of the Admiralty,
Who have used iliem along the coasts
for scouting, yet the fighting powers
of motor boats have practically only
been brought Into play In l-Yanco and
Russia, especially the Utter coiuitn,
THE   BIG   STORE
Spring Apparel
Yes. Styles are changing, but don't begin wrong
end first. Get a corset now before you buy your
dress material and pattern. We have received a
complete range of the D. & A. and La Diva, 1917,
models and will be glad to show you them.
The Prices are Right.
One of our new models is an elastic girdle,
hygienically and scientificalty constructed, made
of woven elastic, very comfartable.   Price $2.95
609. Self-reducing Corset, for medium stout figures, low bust, special light weight boning, a thoroughly dependable Corset, at a fair price.   $3.05
640. La Diva Corset. This
corset has all the necessary
fittingsand lines, which give
elegance and grace to the
figure and make it most
comfortable to wear. $2.95
La Diva Super-Bone Corsets.
Super-bone. The most satisfactory, strong and
supple woven-wire boning ever invented, used in
these models only, absolutely guaranteed in every
respect. Prices $3,50 and $4.95
Brassieries.
The D. & A. Brassieries which we have in stock
in all sizes assure comfortable support and an improved and stylish figure. See them today in our
Corset Department.
D. & A. Corsets for all figures at prices from 95^
to $6.50.
The Home of the D. & A. Corset.
GMHWEim
tea
V
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
3E
3C
BE
*^
NOTICE.
Corporation of the City of Cumberland, B. C.
Notice is hereby given that the
Court of Revision, to revise the
Assessment Roll for the year
1917, will be held in the Council
Ch rnb is on Monday, April
23r..l., at seven thirty I), m.
AW objections must be made
in writing and mailed to the un-
dersigni d at least ten days before the date of sitting of the
Court.
Dfcted at Cumberland this 21st.,
day of March, 1917.
ALEX. MACKINNON,
C. M. C.
Methodist Church.
Service?: Morning at 11 o'clock.
Evening at 7 o'clock.
BlWe  Study:   Adult Bible Class
at 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday, 7.30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at7.30 p.m.
Rev, Henry Wilson, Pastor
One Minute Electric Service Chats
There are few better safeguards against evil influences from the outside than good lighting in the home.
The poorly lighted home cannot compete with the
well lighted places of outside amusement.
Many of these outside amusement sources are desirable.   Others are not,    But ALL use plenty of light.
LIGHT in the HOME makes it more attractive than
the streels after dark.
If you wish your children to use their home and keep
them there at night make sure that it is pleasantly
illuminated.
Parents! the expenditure of a few cents a day for
Light will solve your hardest problem.   Think it over!
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. O. 314
Help the
NAVY
Win the War-
It needs more men.   Get overseas at once by joining the
overseas division of
The Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve
and serve in the victorious fleet.   Experience not necessary.
Canadians on joining are sent to England at once for training.
I
n A V *110 * iay ""' upwardi—Free Kit—
I I\ I   Separation  ellowence as in  C. E. F.
Candidalei muit be tons of natural born Britiik
•uDjecti—Agei 18 to 38.
Experienced men from 18 lo AS may en/i'if for aervic* in
the Canadian Naval Patroli to guard Canadian Court.
Apply to the Nearest Naval Recruiting Station,
or to (he Naval Recruiting Secretary, Ottawa,
Aij-i,
I
CHARLIE YING WAH & CO.
Merchant Tailors
Will open up business on .Saturday, March 31st, in the store on the corner of
Third Street and Dunsntuir Avenue, recently occupied by P. Dunne.   Ladies and
Gents Tailoring a specialty.   10r/< 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
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
OFFICII  THE   ISLANDER  BLDO..
DUNSMUIR AVC   CUM.IFILANO
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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