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W/£ ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1891
VOL. IX., No. 3
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
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One ol the many Uaring leats in Italy is driving a motor
truck through the mountains. The accompanying photo
shows a driver of an Italian transport who, while riding
through the mountains in the Trentino district, lost control
of his machine and had a very narrow escape from falling
off a cliff several hundred feet high.
HONORS LIST I   Div. KL Murdoch Taylor, Alex
The following are the names Macdonald, Isabel Yarrow, Elea-
3? six from each division of the ™ Bergland, . Ts-netto   Asao,
Cumberland Public School who
have done best work during the
month of March:
Div. I. Mildred Halcrow, Edith
Lockard, Vivian Aspecy, Cyril
Michell, John Stevenson, Mabel
Div. II. Hector Stewart, Frank
Potter, Walter Taylor, Hugh
Strachan, James Wilcock, Christina McKinnon.
Div. Ill, Douglas Sutherland,
Emma Mussatto, Beatrice Bickle,
Harold Jones, Tom Graham,
Howard Carey, Jack Peacey.
Div. IV. Phyllis, Boothman,
James Halliday, Fanny Strachan,
Malcolm Stewart, Mary Gillafrio,
Nellie Potter.
Div. V. Arnold Macdonald, Alfred Maxwell, Melio Crosetti,
Edward Bickle, Nellie Smith,
Olive Richardson.
Div. VI. Chrissie Sutherland,
Harriet Gomm, Alma Conrad,
Gwendolyn Williams, Sandy Bevis, Margaret Halliday.
Div. VII. Mary Walker, Jessie
Baird, Jean Peters, Janet Boga,
Ella Conn, Charlie Tobacco.
Div. VIII. Joe Ducca, Charles
Francioli, Victor Bono, Jackie
Sweeney, Kathleen, Cooke, Emma Picketti.
Wilfrid Shouldice.
The teachers contributed $10.00
to the local Patriotic- Fund during March.
Next weeks Alms will include
Olive Thomas in "Madcap
Madge." Olive Thomas, wife
of Jack Pickford, has for years
been one of the famous Broad
way Follies, and is pronounced
one of the most beautiful women
on the stage. This film will be
shown Tuesday, and also a good
two-reel Triangle comedy.
"The Moth," featuring Norma
Talmage, will be shown Thurs-
Other good films on the way,
and which will be shown this
month, are: "The Trouble Buster," Vivian Martin; "Arms and
the Girl," Billie Burke; "Call of
the East," Sessue Hayakawa;
"Magda," Clara Kimball Young;
"Scandal," Constance Talmage;
"Clever Mrs. Carfax," Julian
"The Spoilers," will be shown
as a special prog'am on April 17,
and'Dorothy Dalton in "Wild
Windship's Widow," the following week.
With the British Army in
France, April 3.—(By the A. P.)
An interesting document relating to the German casualties has
been found on a German officer
of the 140th Infantry Regiment
of the Fourth Division. It records that on the second day of
the offensive out of four companies in the battalion which the
officer belonged to there were
then in line only three officers,
fifteen non-commissioned officers
and 94 men. .
One of the most striking tributes to the bravery of the British was the compliment tendered
by the enemy to the famous 51st
Division, which was holding a
section of the line in the vicinity
of bemicourt, near the Bapaume-
Cambrai road, on the first day of
the battle when the Germans
surged forward. The enemy attacked in a southeasterly direction under cover of the mists and
outflanked the 51st in its initial
The tremendous struggle continued at Doignies, which the
Germans finally succeeded in
taking on the first day. It was
here tiiat a British officer fired a
thousand rounds from a machine
gun before his legs were shot off
by a big shell. The British immediately counter-attacked with
infantry and tanks, and stormed
their way through the shell-shattered hamlet, which they held
mainly with machine guns until
night, when the enemy again
surged forward and recaptured
The 51st reached Hermies,
where a bitter fight was waged.
The enemy made a frontal attack
in three waves on March 22, but
the assault broke against the
stone wall of resistance. The
day the enemy got a hold on
Morchies it was on to be smashed
out again, but despite these successes the British division was
forced to fall back through Beu-
guy and then to Bapaume, and
finally to the line between Puisi-
eux and Miraumont on the 26th.
The 51st had been fighting for
six days and was almost exhausted. It was ordered to fall back
to the Beaumtnt-Hamel line,
little further west, but many of
them could not walk, they were
so tired from lack of sleep. Then
came over from the German side
one of those little red balloons,
which the enemy has been using
to carry out propaganda. The
balloon was shot down, and here
is the message it contained:
"Good old 51st division, sticking to it yet.   Cheer up!"
Gen. Peppino Garibaldi, grandson of the famous Italian Liberator (in centre) receives American, French and British
officers at his headquarters in Venice. He is well known
in the United States and was a prominent figure in the
Madero revolution in Mexico in 1911.
Miss Evelyn Bate, who has
been visiting her father for a
few days, returned to Victoria
on Friday.
Mr. J. G. Potts, representing
Coppley Noyes & Randall, mnnu
facturersof High Class Clothes,
is expected on Tuesday's train
Those desiring made-to-measure
clothes can make arrangements
at Simon Leiser & Co. Ltd., who
carry the various lines made by
this firm. Perfect fit guaranteed,
style up to the minute. Satisfaction or your money back.
Ladies of the Presbyterian
church sending candy for the
fair please see that it is sent to
Mrs. Hickis.office before 6 oclock
Wednesday, April 10th. Sewing
to be sent to any lady of the Aid
before Thursday noon. Provisions for the supper to be sent in
to the corner store Thursday before 4 p. m. Any articles for the
Fish Pond will be received by
Miss Campbell at the hospital.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Methodist Church will hold a Sale of
Work fihd Afternoon Tea on
Thursday, April 25th. Particulars
Pte's W. Thomson, L, Scar-
vardo and C. Stockand arrived
in town last Saturday and left
again on Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. G. O'Brian and
Mr. and Mrs. T. Taylor left by
car for Nanaimo last Saturday
Mr. C. Gallaford, of Campbell's
Bros., is spending a few days vacation at his home in Mission.
James Whyte, of H. M. C. S.
Rainbow, arrived in town on
Saturday on a visit to his parents and returned on Monday.
Miss M. Tarbell left on Monday for Victoria.
Mr. Savage, general manager
of the Canadian Collieries, accompanied by Mrs. Savage, left
for Victoria on Monday.
Miss Burmingham, formerly of
the Cumberland General Hospital, left for Victoria on Monday.
William Mordy returned to
Vancouver on Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bickle,
accompanied by their eldest
daughter, Eva, left for Vancouver and Sound cities on Monday.
Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs. Wilcock returned from Victoria on
Miss Marjorie Michell is spending her Easter holidays in Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Richards accompanied by their daughter
Margaret, left on Wednesday for
Seattle to attend the funeral of
eldest daughter, Mrs. Mclntyre,
Mrs. Crossan left for Nanaimo on Wednesday morning after
spending a few days with her
daughter, Mrs. A. Thomson.
Mrs. A. S. Killam, of Victoria,
arrived by auto on Monday on a
visit to her parents Mr. and Mrs,
Thomas Bickle.
Mr. A. S. Henderson, formerly
of the local branch of The Canadian Bank of Commerce, is spending a few days vacation in this
Mr. J. H. Stevens, of the Canadian Collieries, left for Victoria on Friday morning to take up
his duties in the Victoria office.
Miss H. Whistler,' who has
been visiting Mrs. Wilson at the
Parsonage, returned to her home
in Mission on Thursday morning.
Mr. P. S. Fagan, assistant
secretary of the Canadian Collieries, arrived on Thursday's
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Baker on Saturday. March 30th
at Derwent Avenue, Cumberland, B. C, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Jaynes and
family arrived in Cumberland by
car from Nanaimo on Sunday.
Mr. T. Bell who has been te-j
leiving at the  Royal  Bank of
Canada in this city has left for
Courtenay to relieve E. Boden
of the Royal Bank there.
The Misses Effie and Ida McFadyen left for Vancouver on
Mrs. Burnside, Mrs. Hood and
a number of ladies-and young
girls are using every effort to
make the Canadian Supper the
greatest attraction of the Fair.
Pte. R. Marsh, who has been
returned from the front, arrived
from Vancouver on Saturday and
left again on Monday.
Harmony Retekah Lodge and
Union Lodge, No. IT, I.O.O.F.,
will celebrate the 99th anniversary of Oddfellowship by a dance
in the Ilo Ilo Hall on Wednesday,
April 10th. The Hollo Orchestra
will provide the music. Admission per couple, $1.50, extra lady,
50c. The proceeds will be devoted to the benefit of returned
soldier Oddfellows.
Private H. Thomson, who went
Overseas with "Warden's Warrior's". 102nd., battallion arrived
home on Wednesday night's
Private Thomson has been at
the front for one year and ten
months, having been in active
service most of the time. He
went through the battles of the
Somme, Ypres, Vimy and Lens,
and knows something of what
war means. Considering the
hardships come through, he looks
fairly well, and has until the
23rd., of the month ere returning to military Hospital.
He was met at the station by
his wife and family, the committee appointed for receiving "Returned Soldiers" and a host of
the people who are deeply interested in the welfare"of our brave
The Committee appointed to
welcome home returned soldiers
are making arrangements to give
an informal reception in the K.
of P. Hall on Wednesday. April
10th., at 7.30 p. m. when an open
welcome is extended to those interested.
A good evening's entertainment will be provided, Bongs
musical selections etc., will be on
the piogramme, as well as refreshments.
An open invitation to the Great
War Veterans of the district is
extended, and there is no doubt
the Guest of the evening will receive the homecoming and welcome due him.    ■
The committee wish to thank
Mr. J. S. Bannerman for the use
of his car in taking Pte. Thomson and his family to their home
at Royston.
Harold Woods, teller in the
Royal Bank of Canada, returned
from his holidays on Sunday.
Mrs. J. Carthew, of Powell
River, arrived on Sunday on a
visit to her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stevens returned on Sunday after spending
their honeymoon in the Sound
At the legular meeting of the
Hospital Board held last night, a
resolution was passed extending
a hearty vote of thanks to all those
who in any way contributed to
make the Hospital concert and
dance a success.
The Misses Florene and Lorna
Dalby who have been visiting
their parents during the past
week, returned to Nanaimo on
Friday morning.
London, April 3.- There was a
sudden and marked decrease in
losses to British shipping to mine
and submarine in the past week.
The Admiralty reports that only
six British merchantmen of 1,600
tons or over, and seven under
thct tonnage, were sunk in the
week ending March 30.
Five fishing vessels also were
sent to the bottom.
The Admiralty statement con-
"Fifteen British merchantmen
were unsuccessfully attacked.
"The large vehsels reported
sunk include one sunk during the
week ending March 23rd.
"The arrivals during the week
ending March 30 were 2,416 and
the sailings 2,379."
The losses to British merchantmen through submarines and
mines in the past week are less
than one-half the losses in the
previous week, when 28 merchantmen were sunk, 16 of the
vessels over 1,600 tons.
The Admiralty report for the
preceding week showed th'e loss
of seventeen vessels, while for
several weeks previous to that
the weekly loss was eighteen.
Rome, April 3.—In the week
ending March 30 Teutonic submarines sank three Italian steamers of more than 1500 tons and
destroyed one sailing vessel of
more than 100 tons and nine sailing vessels of a tonnage under
that figure.
Paris, April 3.—German submarines did not sink any French
steamers last week, nor were any
attacked unsuccessfully. Eight
fishing vessels were sunk by the
Mrs. Pryde, Mrs. Graham, Mrs.
Taylor and Miss Nesbit will be in
charge of the advertising stall
will include home cooking and
home produce. In fact these ladies will run a departmental store
en a small scale, so wait and do
your weekly shopping right at
the Fair. The farmers of the
district have been generous with
butter, eggs, potatoes and other
articles of farm produce. The
local stores are not behind in advertising their goods. A number
of manufacturers and merchants
from all over the province have
sent samples of their goods which
will be on sale at very reasonable
prices. Shop early and avoid the
See Franklyn Farnum in "The
Scarlet Car." Bluebird Film, on
Monday at Ilo Ilo Theatre.
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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
We do not mean by a restful
spirit one that is indolent or
slothful. Rest implies labor, a
well-earned respite after earnest
and serious endeavor; and such
repose sloth and indolence can
never really know. Moreover,
a mere dwadling idleness inspires
in others anything but a sense of
sympathetic repose.
No, the restful spirit may be
magnificently busy, full of useful and varied accomplishment,
not to be outdone by the most
active worker, even in these hurried and troubled days.   It may
turn constantly and readily from
one task to   another,  carrying
clear and distinct   the threads
and secrets of a score of strange
affairs,   But in that multiplicity
of achievement there are always
control, reserve, adjustment of
forces, balance of means to ends,
so that no energy is wasted in
unprofitable   bustle.    Action is
so planned and ordered that even
in the midst of it necessary hours,
or perhaps mere moments, are
given to repose, and those hours
oi moments are so utilized that
the   repose,   however brief,  is
complete,  healthful  restorative,
and sufficient to maintain the action at its fullest point of usefulness.   Nor is even the planning
made tyrannous.   The arrangement of life is instinctively elastic, and emergencies are met as
if they were not emergencies,
but had been largely allowed for
in a comprehensive scheme.   In
short,  under   all their activity
those restful spirits manage to
preserve a calm centre of poise,
self-restraint   and   self-possession, i
And they are not only restful
to themselves but infinitely restful to others. Nothing is more
soothing to the hurried, driven,
nervous d<:mon that torments so
many of us as even momentary
contact with those ample, quiet
spirits. They seem to say, not
in mockery, but with sympathy
and tenderness, what Nature said
to Emerson: "Why so hot, my
little man?" Their light, calm
touch on our foreheads makes
huge tasks easy and thick-crowding cares indifferent.
The greatest triumph of the
artist is the suggestion of tranquil mastery; in life, the most
difficult of all arts, the highest
basis of achievement and the
root of all power lies in repose.
—Youth's Companion.
head of the house had the repu.
| tation of being an infidel, and
the untimely death of the eldest
son was the tragic close of a life
of wild dissipation. The minister
had not gone to offer spiritual
consolation-that, he fancied,
would be useless,—but merely
because his sympathies were
stirred by the sad occurrence.
As he left the house he said to
himself that the request for
prayer was probably a polite concession to his office; when later
advances of his were met somewhat coldly the conviction grew.
Be that as it may the fact
seems to be incontestable that
the basic ideas of religion are
deep-rooted in the human heart,
and are likely to come to the surface under the strong pressure
of a critical experience. The
tales of godless men praying fervently on the deck of a sinking
ship are true to human nature.
When desperate circumstances
force us back upon our own weakness and powerlessness a natural
instinct prompts us to appeal to
a Powe''thatis outside ourselve?.
Such emotional appeals to God
are always pathetic but never
logical. If God's help is valuable in a great emergency of life,
it follows that his aid and guid-
arce would be a real asset in the
multitude of minor emergencies
that occur daily.
If God has no active concern
with the details of our lives,
there is no gocd grounds for calling upon him in a crisis; but if
the contrary is true, God's help
all along the way promises us far
more in results than a single interference can do. The best time
for prayer in that godless household had passed when the son
had run his profligate course. An
earlier resort to God might have
helped to avoid the unhappy experience that must have embittered the life of even the careless
and worldly-minded father.
There is a suspicion of insincerity and unmanliness, too, in habitually neglecting God until we
find ourselves helpless to turn
elsewhere. We would not put
any earthly friendship to so severe a test. It is an unconscious
tribute to the patience and long-
suffering of our Heavenly Father
that we have the faintest expectation that our infrequent emergency prayers will reach his ear
and command the blessing we
If prayer is a mere pious delusion, there is no proper time
for it. If, on the contrary, it is
a dependable resource, we cannot
consistently exclude it from any
day of our lives. Too much that
intimately concerns us is obscure
and doubtful' to admit of our
picking and choosing the times
when we need God's help, and
the other times when we can get
We carry a large stock of these Corsets
in alt sizes and we invite you to come
and see them.
We are also shoeing some very*
chic Readj>-to-Wear Suits,
Waists and Dresses. ,
Cumberland  Restaurant
TEX. FOSTER, Proprietor
Open Day and Night Inth£,Ei5i^"nown
Special   Dinner   Every   Saturday
along very well without it.
"It seems to me that this is a
proper time for prayer," the
father of the family said as the
clergyman.rose to go. "Will you
be good enough to lead us, sir?"
It was the last request the
young minister had expected,
and he was so much surprised
that he faltered and stammered
over the opening petitions. The
home upon which this great sorrow had fallen was counted as
an utterly   godless home.   The
The protection from fire of
farm properties is a problem
which has seldom been attempted in any practical way, aside
from the exceptional use of fire-
proofing materials. In a small
town in Ohio, Hollandsburg, the
villagers and the farmers within
a radius of five miles have combined forces. They have purchased a motor truck equipped
with chemical extinguishers, ladders, etc., and arrangements
have been made for answering
fire calls anywhere in the district.
If this experiment proves successful, a widespread adoption
of the plan should follow.- Industrial Canada.
An automobile driver, says Mr.
Henry Ford in the Washington
Star, was arrested for breaking
a man's leg, and the judge asked
him if it was not true that he
was running too fast when the
accident happened.
"No," said he, "the man was
running too slow,"
Dance as usual in
to-night 9 to 12.
Ilo Ilo Hall
Complete Service to Ford
Owners Everywhere
COURTEOUS attention to yonr needs wherever you m»y
travel ia something you appreciate, and being a Ford
owner you can get it.   You are always "among friends."
There are more than 700 Ford Dealer Service Station*
throughout Canada. These are always within easy reach of
Ford owners—for gasoline, oil, tires, repairs, accessories,
expert advice or motor adjustments.
The cost of Ford Service is as remarkably low as the cost
of the car itself. - Nineteen of the most called for parts cost
only $6.40. Just compare this with the cost of spare parts
for other cars and you will realize the advantage of owning
a Ford.
The Telephone Serves
Ordinarily we do not consider the telephone.
It is there on the wall, and if we want to talk. to
some one we use it. When we are doing something else, we forget about it. The telephone is
just like a member of one's family—we know it is
always there when wanted, and that it never fails
Just like a member of one's family, the telephone would be missed mightily, if it were not in
its place. Day in, day out/, through the night, at
all times, the telephone is always ready to serve.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
Runabout ■ $575
Touring ■ • $595
Coupe • • $770
Sedan ■ . . $970
Chassis - - $535
One-ton Truck $750
E. C. EMDE, Dealer, Courtenay
TAKE NOTICE that on and after April 1st, 1918,  the
manufacture of beer in Canada is piohibited.
Cascade and U.B.C.   Beer
at Calgary, Alta.
Full particulars as to mailing or telegraphing orders will
be given by ALEX. MAXWELL, Cumberland, B.C.
place your order Cascade and U.B.C.
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Why Do You Eat Hen Eggs
Instead Of Duck Eggs?
It is said that more hen eggs are eaten than duck
eggs because every time the hen lays an egg she advertises the fact with a cackle, wheras the duck does
not advertise its product. .
But it takes more than advertising to sell a commodity.
There must be a willingness on the part of the
reader of the ad. to give the argument a fair chance to
convince him.
For instance, we can fill this space every week telling you the advantage of Electric cooking and heating
how by cooking your meals electrically you are releasing
so much coal for transportation, factories and other vital industries.
The Fuel Controller tells us that any one who uses
a pound of coal where it can be dor.e without is directly
helping the Enemy, yet here we have thousands of
Horse-power generated by the force of falling water,
ready to do any of your household work at any time and
release the coal for the use of the Allies; but do you a-
vail yourself of it as you should?
Food Experts tell us that there is far less shrinkage
in meat cooked Electrically than when any other form
of fuel is used, and you all know what that means in
these days when every pound of food means so much.
As we said abve we can proclaim these facts from
the house tops, but after that it is up to YOU, if you can
afford to be indifferent this is just so much space wasted. ONE MAN CAN LEAD A HORSE TO THE WATER, BUT TEN MEN CAN'T MAKE HIM DRINK.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd..
Phone 75
P. O. 314
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[established 24 years.]
Will be open again in the Old
Stand with a full supply of
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
"The Phonograph with a Soul."
Interest in the New Edison Diamond Disc
Phonograh grows stronger daily. No one
hearing the rich true tones of this perfect instrument could do other than long for one in
his own home. With this instrument there
are no needles to change. The diamond point
is permanent and never wears out
The Records used are double-disc, and are indestructible—lasting a life time.
It comes In a variety of finishes and woods to match any
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.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Hardware, Croceryware and
General Merchandise
West Cumberland. B.C.
Bevan, B.C.
For sheer pluck and instantaneous resourcefulness, says Mr.
Frank Yeigh in the Canadian
Magazine, two exploits of Captain Frederick William Campbell,
V. C, of the First Canadian Battalion, are almost unequalled.
The first incident occurred during the battle of Langemarck,
wheie Captain Campbell was in
charge of a machine-gun section.
He took two machine guns over
a parapet and reached the first
German line with one of them.
There, in spite of a furious fire
he maintained his position. Nearly all of his men were killed or
wounded. His supply of bombs
became exhausted,.and when he
turned to the machine gun he
found that the tripod had disappeared. As he seized the gun
part from a falling man he saw
that the only unwounded man
was young Virtue, who had the
Capt. Campbell and his corporal found themselves in the
rear of the retreating line and
directly in the path of the German advance. The situation
waa dangerous in the extreme
and all the odds seemed against
the two men, when Capt. Campbell, falling on all fours, made
himself into a human gun carriage, ordered Virtue to strap
the gun on his back, and then,
facing the foe.Tiad the corporal
fire a thousand rounds. The
brave captain carried the gun until the heated barrel burned through his uniform and shirt to his
flesh. But he had turned the
tide and had saved the Canadian
Afterwards he fell unconscious
from the pain of the burn along
his back. He recovered, however, only to perform the same
feat a few days later, when some
of the Canadian forces were in a
tight fix at Givenchy. This time
a trench had been blown up by
a mine and was in such a mess
that there was no place in which
to set the tripod. Again Capt.
Campbell carried the gun on his
back, again he helped to save a
dangerous situation, but not before he had received a wound
from which he died four days later in a hospital. After his death
he was awarded the Victoria
Cross. i
In his interesting book on West
Point, Capt. Richardson tells a
good story about red tape. The
quartermaster's office at the army school, he says, checks up so
efficiently upon all of its property, eve/i to the most minute
screw, that it has inspired great
respect for it's routine into those
who borrow from its storehouse.
Some years ago one of the officers' wives discovered her chimney on fire. As she lived near
the hospital her first thought
was to borrow one of the fire extinguishers. She rushed to the
"Hello! Hello! Send over rieht
away a fire extinguisher to Lieut.
K—'s quarters.
"I'm sorry, madam," replied
the attendant. "I have no authority to let the fire extinguisher leave the hospital." ;
"But my house is on fire!"
shrieked the excited lady.. "What
shall I do?"
"You had better telephone the
quartermaster, madam, and get
his permission, for the hospital
holds the fire extinguisher on
memorandum receipt."
It is manufactured
tobacco in its purest
It has a pleasing
Tt is tobacco scientifically prepared
for man's use.
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.
Coming Tuesday, Ilo Ilo Theatre,
Five Reel Special Program.
Featuring Olive Thomas.
WM.   MERKIFIELD,   Proprietor.
Dunsmuir A vs..      Cumberland, B.C.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
No. 1 Steer Beef
Round Roasts
Rump Roasts
Pot Roasts
A good supply of Pork, Veal
and Mutton.
Home-made Sausage
Head Cheese
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on-! month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Aik for the Monthly Rate*.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Military Service Act
Important Announcement to All
and to the Public Generally
IN dealing with the very large number of claims for exemption
brought forward for consideration in connection with Class 1
under the Military Service Act, it has occurred, as was inevitable, that as a result of false statements and difficulties put in the
way of investigation, some individuals have secured exemption
whose proper place is in the Army.
It is not the intention of the Government to allow these men to evade permanently their obligation to bear their part in the military defence of the
Country and of the ideals for which we are fighting. To do sq would defeat
the purpose of the Act, and cause grave injustice to men in the second class
necessarily called out to fill their places.
Exemptions Granted on False Grounds
It is, therefore, proposed to scrutinize carefully all exemptions granted to date
in order to separate those which have been granted on false or insufficient
grounds from those that are well founded.
With, this object in view the various Registrars under the Military Service
Act have been instructed to issue a series of questionnaires to exempted men.
These questionnaires must be filled up correctly and returned promptly under
penalty of forfeiture of exemption for failure to do so.
Exempted Men Who Have Changed Address
It is therefore important in their own interest that all exempted men who
have changed their address since their exemption was granted and who have
not already notified the Registrar of such change should notify him at once.
Under the Regulations it is the duty of exempted men to k°ep the Registrar
advised of any change of address, and failure to receive the questionnaire
by reason of neglect of this duty must be treated as equivalent to failure to
return the questionnaire after receipt.
Citizens Urged to Assist
In many instances information has been furnished by members of the public
which has led to the cancellation of exemptions obtained by false or misleading statements. Further co-operation of this character is invited. The
Government regard it as the Duty of all loyal citizens, not only to the Country,
but to the men at the front, to assist in this way in securing reinforcements
on a just and legal basis. Correspondence of this character will be treated
aa strictly confidential and will receive the fullest investigation.
Minister of Justice.
Correspondence should be directed to Robt. S. Lennie, K.C., Registrar under
the Military Service Act, Vancouver, B.C.
F'.lirr^'f'Y^rV'rMMr  jngTTB-'"
Wednesday, April 17th.
The Greatest of all Rex Beachs' Stories
Wednesday, Apr. 23rd.,
THE YUKON" will be seen in
"Wild Windship's Widow"
Another Story of the Yukon.
If you were asked:
You would say at once:
Have you practised what you preached and
bought one ?   If not, now is the time to buy one.
The Singer Sewing Machine Co. has arranged
with Mrs. King to keep machines on display.
Our agents are all practical men. They will fix
your machine no matter what the make. So leave
your orders with Mrs. King at her store, and she
will have the agent call on you when he comes.
on easy terms—$3.00 a month will buy one. Every
machine guaranteed by the Singer Sewing Machine
Needles, Oil and Accessories can be had from
Confectionery, Tobacco and Stationery Store
T$a!    Tea!    Tea!
Why buy paper when you want tea?
The price of paper is practically double what it was-in normal
times, therefore it is very nlain that in buying Teas put up in
artistic packages, YOU pay for the package.
I Specialize in   Bulk Teas
Try my "Supreme" Blend at 60^ per lb.
4oz. sample, 15^.
"Old Drury" Blend at 50^ per lb. Try a Jib.
These Teas are specially adapted to the waters of this District, and are blends of the choicest teas of India and Ceylon.
Fine "Ceylon Tea" at 40^ per lb.    This tea is already
a great favorite in this city.
Buy in Bulk and get full value in Tea!
London, April 3.—Merchant
tonnape built in shipyards of the
United Kingdom during the year
ended March 31 was double that
in the year ended March 31,1917.
In the last year, according to a
table issued tonight by the British Admiralty, 1,237,515 tons
were constructed.
The monthly figures for the
last three months are: January,
58,568; February, 100,038; March
161,074.   The shipping controller
makes this comment on the table;
"The figures for March constitute a record, and demonstrate
that the workers have taken to
heart the anxiety caused by the
comparatively low output of January and February, The men in
the shipyards are working loyally to maintain this increased
Don't miss the Fair at the
corner store Thursday, April 11,
Watch the windows. The attractions, decorations, etc., will keep
one interested from the time the
Fair opens until everything is
sold out.
Miss Gisburn, of the Ladysmith
Hospital, arrived in this city on
Saturday last and commenced
her duties at the Cumberland
General Hospital on Monday
Master Murray Reynolds returned to Nanaimo Friday, after
a visit with relatives here.
George Barrass
Late 102nd>Battalion, CE.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 360 Cumberland
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the  HARMONOLA
All the latest Books,  Magazines
and Periodicals.
Ddnsmuir Ave.. Cumberland, B.C.
Children's Dresses
Sizes 2 to 6 years. The niftiest assortment of little girls' dresses
we have ever shown. It will save you many hours of labor and
energy to purchase one or two of these cute dresses, and you
will find the prices very reasonable.   Ask specially to see them.
Ladies' Spring Coats
Our first selection arrived a few weeks ago and display good
taste, combined with serviceable quality.    Tweeds are largely
used, with belted effects.   Gabardines also are v'erj Fdshidn'a
in the new style.
New Waists
" Waists," and " The Big Store," are inseparably linked.    ' hei
you think of waists we want you to think of the Store which
shecializes on these.    We are proud of our stock of high class
waists, and the great sale we've had for them warrants us.
Spring House Furnishings
New shipments of window drapings in Madras Muslin, in fig-
- ured Muslin and in the new Nets. Cretonnes in subdued two-
tone effects are very new and we are displaying some very
pretty colorings,. Tapestry by the yard for draping, covering
lounges, etc., are still to be had at reasonable prices.
Our stock for spring has arrived and we will be pleased to fill
your orders.
Our new range of Linoleums are in stock and some beautiful
designs are shown, suitable for kitchen, dining room or bedroom.
We have ab»ut 20 pieces of last year's Ginghams in pretty colorings at the old price of 20c. a yard. We couldn't buy them
todav at the price.
Special in our Grocery Department
Service is our motto as always in this department, and we have
just received a new " Electric Coffee Mill," so that you can have
fresh ground coffee at all times.   People who are fond of Coffee will
appreciate and realize the great difference between "tin" coffee and
fresh ground coffee.
Phone 3-8
Any  Make  of Car Overhauled and Repaired.
Gasoline,  Oil, -Grease  and
Ford parts in stock.
FORD Repairs a Specialty.   Practically and Promptly Executed.
Cumberland Tailor
Repairing, Pressing and   Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring a Specialty.
Phone 1
Gents Tailors
Prices Moderate
Next Week at Ilo Ilo Theatre Olive
Thomas in "Madcap Madge."


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