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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
.legislation library
WE CUMBERLAND U^EWS established 1891
VOL. IX., No. 22
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY. AUG. 17, 1918.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
REGULAR     MEETING     OI     CITY
COUNCIL.
;.i
The City Council held their regular
session In the Council Chambers ou
Tuesday evening, His Worship Mayor
Harrison presiding. Present: Aldermen Furbow, Tarbell, Banks, Carey,
Braes and Halliday.
The minutes ot the previous meeting were read and adopted.
The following communication from
It. S. Lennie was received and filed:
A. McKinnon, City Clerk,
Cumberland, B.C.
Dear Sir:—Sub-Section 2 (f) of Sec-
Ion 11 of the "Military Service Act"
Is as follows:—
"It shal be the duty of any man
holding a conditional Certificate
within three days after the conditions
stated therein cease to exist or after
his exemption terminates, to give notice in writing of such fact to the Registrar of the Province in whlce he
ordinarily resides; and If he fails
without reasonable excuse to do so,
he shall bo guilty of an offence and
liable on summary conviction to a
penalty not exceeding Two Hundred
and Fifty Dollars."
Section 103 of the Regulations Is as
follows:—
"Any exempted person who fails
to give notice to the Registrar as required by Section 11, Sub-Section 2
(f) of the Military Service Act shall
from the expiry of the exemption
theretofore granted him, be and be
deemed to have been placed on active
service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and to be absent without
^   leave."
Section 106 of the Regulations provides that "Every person who employs or retains in his service any
mail who has deserted, or who Is absent without leave, from the Canadian
Expeditionary Force, shall be guilty
of an offence, punishable on summary
conviction by Imprisonment not exceeding six months, or by a penalty
of not less than One Hundred Dollars
and of not more than Five Hundred
Dollars, unless such person prove
that he was not aware, and had no
reasonable ground to suspect that the
man so employed or retained In his
service was a deserter or absent from
the force without leave."
I have to request in accordance
with Section 113 of the Regulations
that you advise me Immediately when
any man for whom you have obtained
exemption leaves your employ.
Yours truly,
R. S. LENNIE, Registrar.
The Canadian War Hospital Fund
for Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia, iu a communication addressed to
the Mayor and Council, solicited
funds for the stricken people of Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia, and
stated that sufferings of these peoples
were beyond description. This was
received and filed.
Accounts as follows were referred
to the finance committee for payment
If found correct:—
Mrs.   Hoffheinz      $ 14.00
George Shearer      6.80
H. Parklusou     24.00
Doug Fong     45.00
Dominion Telegraph           25
Simon Leiser & Co    24.60
W.   Douglas       18.90
Freight       2.85
B.'c Refinery     57.00
Thos. E. Bate  96
Total    $193.36
Alderman Banks Introduced a deputation from the Cumberland Fire
Department, consisting of Messrs.
Parnham, Bnnnerman, Andrew Thomson nnd Charles Grant, who addressed the Council on lire fighting appara-
tUJ and the purchase of a motor truck
for the use of the Fire Department,
and requesting financial assistance,
pointing out that the estimated cost
would be in the neighborhood ot
$3,000.00. The Mayor and Council approved of the . Firemen's action and
decided to give them a grant of $300
towards the purchase of a motor
truck.
The Council decided by motion and
agreed to consent to the division of
Lot 4, Block 3, Map 622. The request
was made by Aid. Carey, on behalf of
Messrs'. Rickson and Biggs. The
westerly portion of the lot will have
40 feet of a frontage and the easterly
portion. 20 feet frontage on Dunsmuir
V Ave.
The Council also agreed to hold a
Tax Sale on Wednesday, October 9th,
at 2 p.m., for the sale of all property
In arrears to December 31st, 1916.
The arrears for cement sidewalk
came up for consideration. It was
decided to appoint a committee and
take the matter up with the property
owners affected, with a view to secur-
inga speedy settlement.
The Ilo Ilo Are escapes are to be
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[L.S.]
CANADA.
PROCLAMATION
GEORGE the FIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the
Seas, KING, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.
To all to whom these presents shall come or whom the same may In any
wise concern,—GREETING:
A Proclamation of conditional amnesty respecting men belonging to
Class 1 under the Military Service Act, 1917, who have disobeyed our
Proclamation of 13th October, 1917, or their orders to report for duty,
or are deserters or absent without leave from the Canadian Expeditionary Force. ,
E. L. NEWCOMBE,
Deputy MinlsL-1-of J u t ice,
(.'a mi lis.
WHEREAS considerable numbers of men
belonging to Class I under our Military Service Act, 1917, called put on active service in
our Canadian Expeditionary Force for the
defence of Canada under Our Proclamation
of l>.h October, 1917, although they have thus
become by law soldiers enlisted in the Military
Service of Canada,
Have failed to report for duty as lawfully
required of them under the said Military Service Act and the regulations thereunder, including the Order in Council duly passed on
April 20 last,
Or have deserted.
Or absented themselves without leave
from our Canadian Expeditionary Force,
And it is represented that the very serious
and unfortunate situation in which these men
find themselves is due in many cases to the
fact that, notwithstanding the information and
warning contained in Our Proclamation aforesaid, they have misunderstood their duty or
obligation, or have been misled by the advice
of ill-disposed, disloyal or seditious persons.
AND WHEREAS we desire, if possible, to
avoid the infliction of the heavy penalties which
the law imposes for the offences of which these
soldiers have thus been guilty, and to afford
them an opportunity within a limited time to
report and make their services available in Our
Canadian Expeditionary Force as is by law
their bounclen duty, and as is necessary for the
defence of Our Dominion of Canada.
NOW KNOW YE that we in the exercise
ol Our powers, and of Our good will and
pleasure in that behalf, do hereby proclaim and
declare and cause to be published and made
known THAT THE PENALTIES OF THE
LAW WILL NOT BE IMPOSED OR
EXACTED as against the men who belong
to Class 1 under Our Military Service Act,
1917, and who have disobeyed Our Proclamation aforesaid ; or who have received notice
from any of Our registrars or deputy registrars
to report for duty on a day now past and have
failed so to report ; or who, having reported
and obtained leave of absence, have failed to
report at the expiry of their leave, or have
become deserters from Our Expeditionary
Force, PROVIDED THEY REPORT FOR
DUTY ON OR BEFORE THE TWENTY
FOURTH DAY OF AUGUST 1918.
AND WE DO HEREBY STRICTLY
WARN AND SOLEMNLY IMPRESS
UPON ALL SUCH MEN, and as well those
who employ, haibour, conceal or assist them
in their disobedience, that, if they persist in
their failure to report, absence or desertion
until the expiry of the last mentioned day,
they will be pursued and punished with all the
rigour and severity of the law, SUBJECT TO
THE JUDGMENT OF OUR COURTS
MARTIAL WHICH WILL BE CONVENED TO TRY SUCH CASES or other
competent tribunals: and also that those who
employ, harbour, conceal or assist such men
will be held strictly accountable as offenders
and subject to the pains, penalties and forfeitures in that behalf by law provided for their
said offence.
Provided however that nothing contained
in this Our Proclamation is intended to release
the men aforesaid from their obligation to
report for duty as soon as possible or to grant
them immunity from arrest or detention in the
meantime for the purpose of compelling them
to perform their military duty; Our intention
being merely to forego or remit the penalties
heretofore incurred for failure to report,
absence without leave or desertion incurred by
those men of the description aforesaid Who
i shall be in the proper discharge of their military
duties on or before the said twenty-fourth day
of August. 1918.
Of all of which Our loving subjects and alt
others whom these presents may concern are
hereby required to take notice and govern
themselves accordingly.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. We have caused the*
Our Letters to be made Patent, and the Great Seal
of Canada to be hereunto affixed. Witness: Out
Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin
and Counsellor, Victor Christian William. Duke of
Devonshire, Marquess of Hartjngton, Earl of
Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish
of Hardwicke. Baron Cavendish of Keighley.
Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Carter:
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council:
Knight Qrand Cross, of Our Most Distinguished
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George: Knight
Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order: Governor General- and Commander-in-Chief of Our
Dominion of Canada.
At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA,
thit FIRST day of AUGUST, in the year of Our
Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen, and
in the ninth year of Our Reign
By Command,
iZnvitxu+Wcujlt.
7 ,
Under-Secretary of State
3xamlned by the Chief of the Fire Department, and the roof by the Chair-
nan of th Board of Works for some
leeded repairs.
The Board of Works also received
instructions to repair the crossing bo-
'.ween Second St. and Dunsmuir Ave.
The members of the Canndinu Coll-
erles (Dunsmuir), Ltd. Medical Fund
held a special meeting In the llo Ilo
Theatre on Sunday foi' the purpose of
considering the proposed agreement
between the Medlcnl Board of the Accident Fund and the Board of Directors of the Cumberland General Hospital. The meeting decided to Instruct the Medical Board to enter Into
an agreement with the Hospital Board
for each member to pay 75c. per
month for hospital treatment in case
of accident or sickness for nny member of the Fund or his family dependent upon him, the Agreement to remain in force only until the Workmen's Compensation Board takes over
all accident cases. Then the rate of
40c. per member will go ■ into effect
ior all cases which do not come within the scope of the Workmen's Compensation. Act, but not Including maternity cases, or cases of contagious
diseases.
The frame work for the new auxil
lary machine shops at No. 6 Mine are
almost completed. Tills work Is being done by the H. T. Peterson Construction Co., and under the direction
of Alfred Lous, of Vancouver.
The adjourned case of Naylor and
Altken came up for hearing at Courtenay on Friday afternoon, before
Messrs. I lames and Shaw. Inspector
Dcvltt, of the Dominion Military Police, appeared for the prosecution,
and P. P. Harrison appeared on behalf of the prisoners. Several witnesses were examined, and the presiding magistrates decided to send the
accused Naylor and Aitken up for
trial before a court of competent jurisdiction. There was very little Interest taken iu the preliminary bearing, there only being some seven od
eight from Cumberland.
Mrs. Geo. Robertson, Nettle Robertson and Jessie Stevenson left for Vancouver this morning.
N. F. Fltchpatrlck, Commercial Superintendent of the British Columbia
Telephone Co., was here during the
week Inspecting this portion of the
district.
Miss Maud Creech left for Victoria
on Friday on a short vacation.
T. O. MacKay, of Douglas & Mac
Kay, Victoria, arrived on Friday.
William F. Shaw, M.D., ot Campbell
River, has been appointed as Coroner
for the Province of British Columbia.
German losses from the beginning
of the war to the end of July are est!
mated to be 6,000,000.
TH1JID ANNUAL COMPETITION
The third annual Mine Rescue and
First Aid Competition under the auspices of the Vancouver Island Mine
Safety Association, wll 1 be held ou
the Recreation Grounds, Cumberland,
B. C. on Labor Day, Sept. 2nd., commencing at 1 o'clock, p. ni.
shield and two sets ot medals. First
Aid competition, prizes, Cup, (pre-
sentedsented by the British Columbia Department ot Mines), and Medals. W. L. Coulson Cup and Medals.
Two-men events, two prizes. One-
man events, one prize. Variety of
Chlldrens' Sports. Entries for First
Aid -and Mine Rescue events must be
In hands of theSecretary not later
than August 24th., 1918. Program
and further particulars later.
W. II. Moore, Secretary, P. O. Box
794. Nanaimo. B. C.
LOCAL   AND  GENERAL   NEWS
Mrs. James Dick left for Vancou
ver on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Klckson let:
for Vancouver on Sunday.
Frank   Reynolds   returned  from t
visit to Nanaimo on Saturday.
Mrs. H. Hoard, of Alberni, spent t
few days in Bevan, the guest of Mr
and Mrs. J. Marpole.
George Michell returned home on
Tuesday evening on leave ot absence
from military service, medlcad examination placing him in a lower class.
Miss Olive Ross, formerly of the
Cumberland Electric, and now of Vic
torla, arrived on Thursday on a visit
to friends.
J. Johnson, formerly ot the Canadian Collieries Survey party, left for
Nanaimo on Monday.
J. H. Cameron, mechanic in the
Royal Canadian Flying Corps, arrived
on Thursday on a visit to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Cameron.
WANTED—A   girl to assist with
General Housework. Salary, $25 pet
month .   Apply Mrs. P. P. Harrison,
Derwent Avenue.
A. Wells, relieving manager during
the absence of Mr. Brock, of the Canadian Bank of Commerce at Courtenay, left on Monday for Victoria.
Thomas Graham, General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Ltd., returned from a
vlBit to Nanaimo on Saturday, and
left for Victoria on Thursday.
Miss Nesbit, until recently stenographer of the Canadian Collieries,
returned to Cumberland on Thursday
on a short visit.
John Sutherland, manager of the
Big Store, Simon Leiser & Co., Ltd.
left for Vancouver on Wednesday
morning in the Interest ot tbe firm
which be represents.
John Sedley McBeth. an employee
of the Comox Logging Railway Co.
was accidentally killed on Tuesday
near Headquarters. He bad evidently fallen off the train.
C. L. Harrison, City Prosecutor, of
Victoria, Mrs. Harrison and R. C.
Lowe, also of Victoria, are touring the
Island and called here on Wednesday
on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Harrison.
Mrs. Wm. Blckerton, who has been
spending a three-weeks' vacation with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Whyte, returned to her home in Lady
smith last Friday morning.
I'ffO HEROES ANSWER THE LAST
CALL.
ALFRED JONES
UNtrirl wide regret has been cans-
d hy the passing 01111.1 on Tuesday
light al ».S0 o'clock, of Corporal Aired Jones late of ..the KKnd, Allln
laltullnn. and a hero of many of tho
inrd-foiighl battles In which the la-
ladlon Expeditionary force took purl
n franco In Htm and part of 11)17.
The deceased soldier left here with
lis comrades as u private and earned
its promotion to corporal on the Held
if battle. He took part In-the buttle
if Regina trench, when his doughy
ompnnions n rested that part of the
inc from the Hermans and added a
irlght chapter to tho glorious liis.
nrj of Canadu's lighting men. Part
if Ills son Irrs wore performed us a
om Hides, and ..anyone who under-
tood his genial disposition, plciisunt
lature, and his love and sympathy
or his fellow beings In distress can
ob(III} believe that he dod his duly
lolily and well. Since returning to
ourteniiy, where llo made tils homo,
ie had been In the service of tho t'a-
latllaii Bank of ..Commerce and the
Royal Dunk of Canada, hut his lust
nbors wore performed for the ('. P.
it. at the depot here. In Ills young-
t days he had been a sea-faring
iiini, and was the proud possessor of
i medal (or life saving at son. Out of
he goodness of his heart Corporal
(ones performed many kind deeds for
rarlous deserving Individuals and patriotic and charitable Institutions In
this district, and his passing will be
a distinct loss to them. ..Ho was ..a
native of Liverpool, England, whore
list mother, sister and other relatives
now reside. Ho was , of course, a
member of the Great War Veterans'
Association, and will be acceded all
the honors that he would have bestowed upon any of his comrades, for
he was proud of the fact thai he had
done his bit, and was a steadfast and
true friend of others who had done
likewise.
- The funeral will take "place with
semi-niilltury honors on Sunday next
at 2.81) o'clock from Sutton's Undertaking Parlors to SL John's Anglican
Church, and from there to the place
of interment, Sandwick Cemetery.   ..
GEORGE GAGE.
J. Hardy, of Courtenay, had his jaw
fractured In three places In an auto
accident near Courtenay on Tuesday
He left for Vancouver on Wednesday
to undergo special treatment.
The Chinese theatrical troupe of 30
members left for Vancouver by special car on Friday morning. An Esquimau & Nanaimo first class passenger
coacli was sent In over the Wellington
Colliery Railway track tb Cumberland
and then sent to Chinatown for the
Chinese troupe. The special car was
attached to Friday's outgoing train
for Royston en route to Vancouver
via Nanaimo.
James M. Savage, General Manager
of the Canadian Collieries, returned
to Cumberland on Friday,
Mr. ami Mrs. James Stewart, who
recently sold their residence to Mayoi
Harrison, left for Victoria on Friday
morning, where they will rcsldo In
future. Mrs. Stewart has not enjoyed
very good health of late, and It is
thought that the change muy he ben-
cflclnl.
On Wednesday evening Joseph
Naylor, of this City, and David Altken
of Bovan, were arrested by the Do
million Military police and taken to
the Provincial lock-up at Courtenay.
We understand that they aro charged
with supplying provisions to draft
cvadorB. Tlie accused appeared before the local magistrate at Courtenay and were remanded until Friday
at 2 p. m. Mr. P. P. Harrison, local
barrister, will appear on behalf ol
the prisoners.
Mrs. Richard Dowdall Is expected
to arrive at Royston Beach from a
four months' visit to Tacoma, on
Tuesday next.
Bevan houses are commencing to
come In, T. Paterson Construction
Co., have removed three during the
post week, and they are now erected
on the Canadian Collieries Townslte,
adjoining the eastern limits of the
City nf Cumberland.
A. B. Ball, of Comox, has been appointed an official member of the
Board of Directors of St. Joseph's
Hospital, Comox.
Another Comox boy has made the
supreme sacrifice for his country.
Word has been received that Private
George II. Gage, eldest son of the late
Walter and Mrs. Gage, of Nob Hill,
bad answered the last call doing his
duty. He was 22 years of age and
left here with the 102nd., Battalion a
little over two years ago and had
been In France ever since, accompanying the men of his battalion through many fierce battles. It Is the
iccond time In little more than a year
that tho grim reaper has Invaded this
local homo, George's father having
liassed away last summer. The
heartfelt sympathy of a large mini-
'ior of district people will llo extended to Mrs. Gngo, one of our most high
ly respected residents.—Comox Ar-
gus.
WHAT THE PEOPLE OF ROVSTON
ARK SAYING.
THAT the women of Royston ore
bemoaning tlie departure of the chief
Scout.
that the Campers are now abio
to sleep during the absence of tile
Scotch.
THAT the Chief Seoul Is expected
to return to Ills quarters on Tuesdav
next.
THAT the Royston Comical Band
of tubs and- (In pans will meet tho
train upon Its arrival.
THAT the Mayor will leud the procession and read the address of welcome and explain why the whales did
not spout during the absence of tho
Chief Scout.
THAT the .Mayor is expecting and
waiting the arrival of Tuesdav's train
for reasons best known to himself.
THAT the Marine Drive may not be
built this year, but tlie Council ol
Ladies will endeavor to have It completed by tbe next camping season
We were in error in our last issue
when wo said "the houses from Bevan
would be moved Into Cumberland at
the rate of two a month." It should
have read "at the rate of ten a
monlb."
A game of football will be played
at Dovan tomorrow ut.2 p.m.. between
Cumberland and Bevan. TWO
THK 1SLANDEK,  CUltSERLAND, 8. C.
BE OF GOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
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SATURDAY,    AUG.    17TH., 1918.
SALVAGE  OF WASTE
Applied science Is capable of securing the most diverse results. As a
factor in war it has devised and developed all manner of engines of
destruction to such an extent that
war and applied science now seem
almost synonomous.- Co-incident
with that phase of its activities, it
has led the way in conserving vast
quantities of products formerly looked upon as refuse. In all ttlie warring countries, strong organizations
have grown up, each with a view to
saving and utilizing, to the best advantage, practically everything that
formerly found it's way to the incinerator or rubbish heap.. Science and
four years of war have rendered obsolete the advise to "bum all refuse"
Waste paper, waste wood, tin cans,
kitchen grease of all kinds, meat and
flsh bones, ashpit refuse, clinkers,
etc., are all being used at a profit ov-
the cost of transmuting them into
useful materials. The result has
been the conserving of basic materials as well as marke d savings in
shipping tonnage. Experience is constantly perfecting processes for the
more economic handling of all such
waste materials, so that in time the
incinerator and town pump will be
viewed as relics of a pre-war prodigality.—A.  D.
ing peas at tho policeman. Finally
he became so tadept at the gentle art
that he could hit the wall of the doc
tor's house, above the heads of the
lovers, and cause the peas to drop on
them.
The policeman blamed the small
boy who lived next door, and threatened to visit him with the ven
geance of the law, and did his best to
catch him, but he never found the
youth with the incriminating shooter
or die ammunition ou him.
New London, Conneticut, has adopted a unique but effective means of
curbing profiteering in house rents,
A board has been formed consisting
of public spirited citizens of standing
Including lawyers, real estate men
manufacturers, nnd others who meet
dally In sub-committees of three to
hear complaints of tenants regard
Ing extortionate rents. If a tenant
makes out a case the sub-committee
requests the landlord to attend to
give bis side of tbe case. If he refuses, or if a plain case of rent profiteering Is mnde out against him, all
the (acts are published and public
opinion is allowed to do it's work.
The plan has proved most effective.
WOUNDED  CANADIAN  IN  N  HUR.
RY TO LEA>'E HOSPITAL.
MAGNIFICENT CUP OFFERED FOR
Till:   BEST   WHEAT
Tlie Department of Colonization
and Development of the Canadian Pa»
clflc Hallway announces that it will
award a silver cup valued at 5500 for
the best bushel of hard spring wheat
exhibited at the International Soil-
Products Exposition at Kansas City,
.Mo.. October 16-26th„ litis. All farmers in Western Canada who have
good, hard spring wheat should be
interested In this announcement and
it is hoped that among them will be
found tlie successful competitor.
Wheat lias become a vital factor in
the conduct of the war, and the Railway Company hopes In this way to
encourage the production of the best
varieties. At the same time it is
hoped that this competition will .focus
attention upon the immense food-prc
(lucing possibilities of Western Canada. Canadian farmers have been
winners of many competitions of the
International Soil Products Exposition, and the winning of this cup by
one of their numberwould he nn ap-
proprlate climax to a series of triumphs,
l! is expected that boards of trade,
agricultural societies, t'urmer's orgon-
Izatlons, ami other public,bodies throughout Western Canada will Interest
themselves in seeing that'the very
best bushel of wheat in each of theli
resile.-live dislrlcts is entered lu till,
competition. Individual farmers nl-
do, «ill no doubt he eager for the dis-
tlnction of winning this cup. Particulars us to tiie exhibit may be had lij
ad Iresslng Robert J. c. Stead, Public
ity Agent, Department Colonlzatioi
and  Development, ('.  P.  R„ Calgary
"For goodness sake keep the Y. M,
C. A. going," and ''1 believe the Peace
Bells will be ringing before this year
is out," are the messages sent to his
home, Valloyfield, Quebec, in a letter
by Lance-Corporal Thomas Moir, of
the 24th., Victorian Rifles. The letter
is written from the First General
Hospital, Stourbridge, near Birmingham, and the writer gives tbe highest
possible praise to the hospital staff.
"Fancy a bunch of nice sisters and
nurses to wait on you, lying in bed
and having your mealsbrought to you.
Why, It's worth while getting wounded, lor this is the best part of the
war, hospital."
"For goodness sake keep tbe Y. M.
C. A. going," implores Lance Corp.
Alolr, who In his comfortable quarters
in hospital does not forget the discomforts of the boys still in the trenches.
"Just think of coming out of the
front line after a hardtrip, wet, tired
and hungry; never having a hot
drink for days, to say nothing of a hot
meal, and right up near the line you
find the "Y" with steaming hot tea
and a smoke waiting. I don't know
what we would do without them. 1
think if people really knew what the
"Y's" are doing they would give
more."
Tlie writer concludes with the prophesy that the war will end this year.
Austria's back is broken, he declares,
and Germany cannot spare troops
from the Western front to help her
ally.
"Dinner time," Is the excuse for an
abrupt ending to an Interesting letter
and the last sentence Is the cheerful
prediction that "the Peace Bell will
be ringing before the year is out."
A HARMLESS MAXIM GIN.
Lord Roberts once said to Queen
Victoria Unit Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, who died recently in London, had
killed more men than anyonewho had
ever lived. Me referred, of course
to tho deadly efficacy of tlie automatic
gun, Invented by the man who began
life as a .Maine farmer liny. Probably
says the Hartford Times, neither Lord
Roberts nor Her Majesty, who soon
afterwards knighted the inventor,
knew tiiat of all weapons of ancient
and modern times the one Sir Hiram
loved most to use wnsthe pea shooter,
the delight of the small boy.
Opposite the Maxim home in Brooklyn lived a physician who had a pretty servant girl. It was the custom of
the policeman on the beat to pay ills
respects to tlie maid in tlie evening.
Mr. Hiram Percy Maxim recollects
that his distinguished father spent
hours silting in an upstairs window
with a tin shooter in his hand, blow-
THE DRUM AND THE BOY.
That wonderful worker among the
outcast children of England, the late
Dr. Baruardo, once wrote a most interesting leter, In reply to the questions of the editor of a musical journal concerning the use of music in
lie Baruardo Homes. Music is, ho
.vroto, to the undeveloped souls of
hose children of poverty, liberty and
•rime what bread is to their starved
•miles. As to its effect on character,
i'r. Baruardo told this story:
One of the very roughest boys 1
over bad, a lad whowas perpetually
getting into hoi water, and whose
Slory it was that he could fight, and
iften lick, his master, provided a reliant example of the power of music
•Vc found that lie bad a good ear, and
nit him into a band to play a side
lrum. From that moment his evil
spirit was exorcised, ns indeed, In the
Jlden times, spirits were driven out
ly music. It became the object of
iiis life, first, to play bis drum well,
mil then to loam the cornet. That In-
'oived a self-restraint on his part to
hlch lie had hitherto been n stranger
md of course a radical change of
•onduct. He became steady, ordorly,
painstaking. Eventually, he was apprenticed in our homes to the shoe-
naking trade, and be blossomed out
hy degrees Into a very admirable cor-
let. player and all-round musician.
Ou  leaving the institution he carried  with him  his altered  character
md    prospered    accordingly.    He Is
low the leader of a band in one of
lie Midland counties, and, I learn, the
Instructor of every bandsman on his
own    Instrument.      Besides  that he
can score music for every single In-
itniment in his band.   A little while
ago I heard that that band had been
yoked to the services of the village
church,  and   that  my quandum   lad
was at once precentor and choirmaster, and organist, too.   He lately came
up to seo me, and I found him a fine,
•vcl-grown fellow, married, with two
young children—and with music written all over his face.
"Ah, sir," he said, in the course of
our Interview, " I gave you a lot of
trouble when I was young! But it
was that band that saved me."
FIRST SHOWING OF EARLY
FALL GOODS
DRESS GOODS
COATINGS
KIMONO CLOTHS
CEYLON FLANNELS
Plain and Striped Silks in all shades.
Voile, Silk and Striped Crepe-de-Chene Waists.
Black and Colored Silk and Moreen Underskirts.
A complete range of Ladies' Whitewear.
Ladies' black and colored Silk Hose in all shades.
Blankets, Comforters and MarcelPs  Spreads
SPROTT-SHAW
Victoria Business Institute, Limited
FALL   TERM
Sept. 3, 9, 16, 23, 30.
COURSES:
Bookkeeping
Stenography
Clerical
Morse Telegraphy-
Wireless Telegraphy
Civil Service
Send for Illustrated Prospectus to
JAS. H. BEATTY, Manager.
Absolute    Continuity   of
Service.
Whenever you need it most, the telephone
never fails you. Day and night, it is always available for your use. Any interruption through
forces beyond control is but temporary, and telephone service may be said to be continuous.
Those who use the telephone most, those who
rely on it in extreme emergency, appreciate it the
most.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
Dong Fong & Co.
Merchant Tailors
DEALERS  IN
Gents' Furnishings, Dry Goods, Soaps and Toilet
Articles, Hosiery and Chinese Shoes.
ALL    AT   THE    LOWEST    POSSIBLE    PRICES
DONG FONG & CO.,
Dunsmuir Avenue CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TASTE is the TEST
of the DRINKS
THAT ARE BEST
Buy the products of the
BRITISH   COLUMBIA  BREWERIES,   LIMITED
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer   The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water $&\&g Pure
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
UNION BREWING CO.,  LTD.
NANAIMO, B.C.
i TIIE ISLANDEfcCUMBEfeLAND, B.C.
THREE
ii
Battery   Owners,
Attention!
We are installing a complete Storage Battery charging plant, and from now on will be in a position to
charge yo'ir batteries on short notice.
We also carry Electrolyte and Repair parts.
A Storage Battery should receive periodical attention
in order that the results of sulphating, etc., be removed,
thereby materially lengthening its life. *
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
THE NEW EDISON
"The Phonograph with a Soul."
Interest in the New Edison Diamond Disc
Phonograh grows stronger daily. No one
hearing the rich true tones of this perfect instrument could do other than long for one in
his own home. With this, instrument there
are no needles to change. The diamond point
is permanent and never wears out.
The Records used are double-disc, and are indestructible—lasting a life time.
It comes in a variety 1'of finishes and woods to match any
setting.
Mr. Edison's remarkable genius and his years of strenuous
work have resulted in this instrument,  which is as nearly
perfect as human ingenuity can make it.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Nanaimo, B.C. umberland, B.C.
STAR   LIVERY   STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B.C.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
—SPECIALS —
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Hani Bologna
Headcheese.
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
.
T. D. McLEAN
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the  HARMONOLA
All the latest Books, Magazines
and Periodicals.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
GOOD ACCOMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
WM.   MERRIFIELD,   Proprietor.
Duntmuir Ave..       Cuniliurlaiui, B.C.
"Kita Jolivet in  "Lest We Forget," at Ilo Ilo next week.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C,
NEW   HOME
BAKERY
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
NEW HOME BAKERY
J. HALLIDAY
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
Royston Lumber Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF
ROUGH AND DRESSED
LUMBER
Slab Wood (double load)__.$4.00
>$>$><$><
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AUGUST SALE!
SUCCESSFUL BEYOND ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS,
and here are more of our values at a very low price.
LADIES' BATHING SUITS—Made of
fine wool, colors grey and navy blue
value to $6.00, which we want to
clear out at       $3.75
Another value made ot heavy cotton,
August   Sale        $1.95
WATCH    FOB    OUR    8ATURI.AY
SPECIALS!
LADIES' WHITE MIDDIES. —Made
In flue styles and qualities, value
$3.00.    Your choice at #1.50
LADIES' BLACK HOSE.—Guaranteed
fast dyes, elastic top, all sizes, value 35c. Saturday only, 5 pairs
for      #1.00
LADIES' WHITE HOSE.—With black
stripes, made of fine cotton lisle,
per   pair   ■15c.
WHITE ARTIFICIAL SILK HOSE—
Per   pair    75c.
We have a good assortment of Ladies' Underskirts In all colors and
qualities, August Sale, at the lowest possible price 65c. to #6.95
FLOWERED DRESS VOILE.—25yds.
only. Remember Saturday only,
Per yard  19c.
FAST DYE GINGHAM.—Only a few
pieces left,    5 yards for 0."ic.
FINE HAND-EMBROIDERED COT-
ton Crepe kimonos, seling at cost
prices  #1.95 to #8.25
SAVOY BRAND CORSETS— Incomparable styles and qualities, all
sizes, August Sale  #2.2.j
FINE STRIPED SILK FOR DR13SS-
es and Skirts, In ull colors, per
yard  , $1.95 to #2.95
PA1LETTE SILK.—36ln. wide, in
brown and black. Per yard #1.75 to
...#1.95.
WHITE PIQUE SKIRTS.—1 doz. only
value $1.50. To' clear 75c.
CHILDREN'S DRESSES.—From 1 to
14 years, made of fine checked Gingham  i 60c. to #1.86
JAPANESE COTTON CREPE.—Plain
color and stripes, 301n. wide. The
best washing and wearing goods
that we know of. To clear at
8 yards for  #1.00
GIRLS' COATS—Made of fine quality check, sizes 4 to 6 years....#1,95,
....#8.95, and #8.90.
CHILDREN'S CAPES. —Only two
left. To go at $8.75
CHILDREN'S  WHITE  BMBROIDBR-
cil I cinnots, selling at lowest possible prices, from 85o< to $1.50
A new shipment 'of Embroidery and
Lace of all widths. Prices from
5c, 11 86c. per junl
August Sll If still Melius ll Dig llcilllc
Hon  III Cents'  Furnishings
MENS HEAVY RIBBED SOCKS.—
3 pairs for  #1.00
MEN'S HEAVY ALL-WOOL SOCKS -
2 pair for  #1.25
MEN'S HEAVY POLICE SUSPHND-
crs,   per   pair 45c.
A large supply of Gents' Underwear,
medium and heavyweight, August
Sale 80c to $1.10 a garment
MEN'S TOP SHI UTS.—All wool.
Prices #1.95, #2.00 anil #2.25
Good   Horsehlde   Gloves, pair       $1.35
Our Sale Means a Big Reduction, and a Big Reduction Means a Big
Money Saving.
Af THE <U
V     FAIR DEAL STORE      ^
TWOSTORESi POWELL RIVER AND CUMBERLAND, B.C.
tHE CORNER STORE, next to the Ilo Ilo Theatre, Cumberland.
CANADA SHOULD ..CAN HER OWN
SARDINES.
Canada Imports annually canned
sardines valued at over $100,000. The
major portion of these imports are
from the United States, Narway and
the United Kingdom or Portugal, In
the order named. Odly enough, only
20 per cent, of the New Brunswick
catch is canned inthiscountry. The
remaining 80 per cent is shipped to
Maine to be canned by American
canners.. The Canada Food Board is
have these fish canned in Canada. If
this Is done It will be, obviously, a
distinct advantage to Canadian consumers.
The City of Cincinnati has passed
an ordinance making citizens personally liable to damage done to neighbors by Are caused by their neglect
or carelessness.
FOR SALE.—Mason & Risch Piano in
Walnut Frame, cost $400.00. Price
$225.00. Particulars from G. J.
Hardy, Auctioneer, Courtenay, B.C.
PRIVATE.. AID   GIVEN IN   PCLP-
WOOD STUDIES.
ILOILOTHEATRE
Next Week
EMILY STEVENS IN
"THE SLACKER"
During the coming season, the
Commission of Conservation will continue, under the supervision ot Dr.
C. D. Howe, of the Faculty of Forestry, of Toronto University, the study
begun lust year, of the conditions of
cut-over pulp-wood lands In Eastern
Canada. Arrangements for co-operation and collaboration have been
made with the Provincial Governments ot New Brunswick and Quebec
and it Is anticipated that similar or-
ruiigi'iiienls will be made as to Ontario. The co-operation ot the Lau-
rentide Co., and of the Riorden Pulp
and Paper Co., has been secured, under which small parties will be established on the limits of these companies, to make detailed studies of
the conditions on representative areas, the companies sharing in the cost
The tinuiiclal assistance given the
Commission by these companies Is a
unique experience in government scientific work and testifies to the value
of the Investigation.
It is proposed to establish a limited number ot sample plots, tor the
more Intensive study, throughout a
period of years, of the life history of
the forest, with a view of determining the specific causes ot the changes
which take place In its composition,
thus gradually establishing an adequate scientific basis for technical
forest  management.
In view of the extreme importance
ot the forest resources of Canada In
<A Sin of
Good punt would have Saved this Homo
THE FIRST EFFECT of the omission to paint is
seen in a "dingy" unkempt appearance.
Continue the neglect a second season, and dinginess
will develop into actual deterioration. Your house
quickly "goes to seed" if it is not kept fresh with
paint.
English
Ignore If you will, the idea of painting for beauty's
sake; you cannot ignore the value of paint as preservation for your home.
You must consider true paint quality in order to
have true painting economy—true protection 13 only
obtainable from the best of paints.
•»  70%PureWiit«Lead
(Brandrtm'i Ocnuirw B.B)
30% Pure Whitt Zinc
fjr\l<N 1 100 > Pur* PaJnl
1/ It cod twit, what it aott, woutJ .till ha tht economical paint tor your hem.. In ih.tr
tMtrtnt capacity tt I. rtmarkahlt~a gallon t* It Mac. a»/ar lhaluou'll hint It., of ft and
ytt Jo mart with it.   Paint with I: tht. MUM on J your nous* tt ptnttettj for uta,t.
We carry and recommend the following B-H products :
For Interior  Finiehina
" Ch.tna-l.ac"—The Perfect  House-
hotd Finish.
Staining th. Roof
"Anrhor Brand ShlnRle Stains" in
111 different colors.
B-H Porch Floor Paint
For Porch Floors. Oiling" and parts
exposed to the weather.
Plum Omnia .ad Walla
R-lt " Freaconctle" -Aflat lone oil
paint.
Flniahini th. Floor
excellent tor In-
n.II "Flotrluitre,
I ei ior floors*
For barns and outbuildinxa
"lnilieri.il" Rain Paint.
tho economic life of the country, for
both war and pcacc.studles of this'
character are regarded aB being equally as Important as many other
lines of scientific research looking towards the development and reconstruction of our economic life after
the war.—C. L.
HOW TO MAKE POTATO HITTER.
Existence Is a pleasure, and the
greatest. The world cannot rob u:;
of that; and it It is better to live than
to die. It Is better to live In a good
humor than a bad one.
Strive to excel In your own work;
a mole has no need to fly or a bird
to burrow.
Potato butter Is  recommended by
the British Ministry ot Food as a
cheap substitute for butter, being
made in England at a cost of less
than 10 cents per pound, as follows;
, "Peel the potatoes and boll until
they fall to pieces and become floury
then rub through a line sieve into a
warmed basin 14 ounces ot potatoes
and add two ounces otbtiltor or margarine and one teaspoonful of salt.
Stir until smoothe and thou mould
Into rolls and keep Iflacool place.
To make the appeurancc approva-
lilc use butter coloring, and If Intended tn keep beyond a few days, a butter preservative should be added."
A GRAVE QUESTION.
The sponiior for the following bit
of characteristic dialogue is London
Opinion;
Shopkecper-Now, look here, 1111 lo
girl, I can't spend the whole day
showing you penny toys. Do you
want the earth with a little red fence
around It fornpenny?
Little girl.—Let me nee It if you
please.
Winnipeg citizens are saving money by daylight saving. The City light
department's receipts were $13,484
less for May this your than lust.
There Is no Index of character so
sure as the voice. t'OUR
THE ISLANDER, CUWBBRLAND, B.C.
HERO WHO STOPPED A BREAK IN
THE LINE.-The name of General
Carey will ro down in history as one of
the individual heroes of the great war.
It was the personal fighting spirit he
showed when the Germans began their
great drive on Amiens. A certain spot
in the line was in danger of being smashed by the German attack. Carey hurriedly organized a small army composed of
everybody he could find, cooks, wagon-
eers American engineers all were put in
line and the non-descript army held the
Germans at bay until aid came.
ILO ILO   ITEMS.
.Monday's film will he "Sessue Hay-
akawa in Paramount film, "The Bravest Way." Tuesday and Wednesday
the 7-rcel feature, "The Slacker," of
which the following is a description:
Marguerite Christy and Robert
Wallace have been engaged for two
ye^rs, hut stii he does not ask her
to .set ;i dale for the wedding. War
is declared. Because single males are
to be called first, he now hides behind
;i woman's skirts and insists on an
Immediate marriage. Marguerite Ik
intensely patriotic and does active
work in recruiting. Her young men
.friends and relatives all enlist—except her husband. Finally she learns
why he married her. She determines
to make a man of him for the sake of
the littlelifethat is to come, and she
succeeds. A passion of patriotism is
born in Robert Wallace's heart, and
he gives himself unreservedly to the
service of his country. Great heights
oi nobility, sacrifice and patriotic
fervor are reached in this sublime
photodrama.
Thursday and Friday, Vivian Martin in "Vivelte,"
Saturday. Ethel Clayton in "The
Woman Beneath.'1
SALE SALE
Balance of Summer Millinery will
be sold at big reductions to make
room for Fall shipments.
Regular $8.75.    SALE PRICE  $4.95
"      8.00.        "      "      4.65
"      7.00.        "      "      3.95
"      6.50.        "      " :.".... 3.75
"      5.75.        "      "      3.50
BLOUSE  SPECIALS
Georgette Crepe, regular $11.25. SALE PRICE   $8.25
        9.75. "        ".,.;... 6.95
         8.50. "        "          5.95
6.50. "        "          4.25
White Voile, regular $3.50. SALE PRICE           $2.35
"     2.75.        " "     1.95
 2.25 "         "               1.55
 2.00 " "     1.35
M. RIDEOUT
MILLINERY PARLORS
DUNSMUIR AVE.
THE ALLIES    WELCOME
STATES.
TO TIIE
To tiie work of Liberation;
Echo heard of Martial Drum.
Rises now uuotlier Nation,
We, the Stars and Stripes have come
Allied  Nations Sign of Gladness,
All  to you  their hearts extend;
And the Kaiser's dream of madness
Only in a dream slialleml.
Out  tor World domination,
Willi   his   .Martial   Fist,   is   lie;
Might   his   lirm  determination
.Must bring him suresl victory.
And we, the Allied Nations, light
For rfeodom sweet and unity.
Hound  by justice, truth and  right,
in one great fraternity.
M. B.
No Heat
Waylaid
Straight walls in the
deep firepot of the
Sunshine Furnace prevent ashes from collecting and absorbing
the heat instead of
allowing it to do its
work in heating the
home—one of the features that make the
Sunshine the kind of
furnace you want for
your home.
For Sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son
McClarvS
Sunshine
furnace
London Toronto      Montreal       Winnipeg       Saskatoon
St. John, N.B.    Calgary      Hamilton       Edmonton      Vancouver
SALE CHEAP. — 80 - Acre
Ranch of good land, comprising
as bungalow andt several outbuildings, 20 acres under cultivation. For further information apply to O. J. HARDY,
Courtenay, B.C.
It is fortunate for most of us that
v.'e get what we get Instead of what
wo deserve.
It Is reported that the Germans
lave only 10 fresh divisions in res-
rve on Ihe whole Western front.
HOLT TRINITY   CHURCH.
Services will be held during the
month as follows:
First Sunday in the month, service
with Holy Communion at 11 a. m.
Second Sunday, service at 7 p. m.
Third Sunday, Holy Communion at
8.30 a. m., services at 7 p. in.
Fourth Sunday, services at 7 p. m.
Fifth Sunday, services at 7 p. m.
Another Good Line Obtainable
Only at
MUMFORDS GROCERY
is Mrs. Haines' "Home-made"
Marmalade,
in lib Glass Jars and 41b Tins.
The Ideal Breakfast Dish.
FOR SALE OR RENT.
The Globe Hotel, Front Street, Nanaimo, B. 0,1 the best situated Hotel
In the City, suitable for a rooming
House, hot nnd cold water In rooms,
heated with hot water system. Would
rent separately or as a whole. One
block kfrom the Post-Office and C. P.
R. Wharf.
Apply, P. O. Box 73, Nanaimo, B.C.
THE SPIRELLA
MADE-TO-ORDER
CORSET
Of the Finest Quality.    Every
pair  guaranteed.     For further
information phone 81 R, or apply
to MRS. HAZEL BERTRAM,
Maryport Ave.,      Cumberland.
A. STANFORD,
MOTOR GARAGE
Corner Fourth & Maryport
Repairs Executed Efficiently
and Promptly.
Oils Greaie Gasoline
Phone 8
ac
la*M<5
THE  BIG   STORE
3^
New Goods and Leaders
New Wools for Knitting Ladies' Sweaters.
"Monarch Floss," the most desirable for a comfy sweater, put
up in boxes of 16oz. balls, $5.75 per box, containing enough to make
a full sized sweater. Colors white, black, maroon, emerald, cadet,
rose, purple, nile, Copenhagen, lemon and mignonette.
Ladies' House Dresses, made with very good quality Gingham,
in all the new styles, prices $2.75, -^3.25 and 83.50 each. Sure to
please and give good satisfaction.
Girls' White Muslin Dresses, 4 to 12 years, made in nice styles
and trimmed with lace and embroidery.   Prices $1.25 to ^1.95.
Children's Cotton Hats, values to 50c. and 75o., are to go at 25c.
A good snap.
Girls' White Middy Blouses, only a small assortment left, to be
cleared out at 75c. each.
Ladies' Silk Dresses, only two left, sizes 36 and 38, reg. #27.50
each.   To be cleared out at £14.95.
Ladies' Tweed Coats, made up very smartly, choice shades of
fawn and grey, reg. up to $25.00.    Only three left.    Price #17.95.
Ladies' and Children's Summer Vests, much under today's high
prices.  Three for One Dollar.
Ladies' White Outing Skirts, about half a dozen left.    Clearing
Price £1.50 each.
V.
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE  BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
George Barrass
Late 102nd Battalion, CE.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 360 Cumberland
Cumberland Tailor
■ ■   .....  ii   i
Repairing, Pressing and   Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring a Specialty.
Phone" 1
S.   ISAKA
Gents'Tnilors Prices Moderate
COMING:— At the Ilo Ilo Theatre
Rita Jolivet in "LEST WE FORGET."

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