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VHE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland Ner»s.
THE CUMBERLAND t^EWS established 1894.
VOL. VII., No. 42
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JAN. G, 1917.
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
THE MEN STEALERS.   The reason given by the German masters
of Belgium for seizing and deporting Belgian workmen to Ger-
i many is "to prevent their moral decay."- Louis Raemaekers.
FOR MAYOR
I have been requested by a number
of Property Owners and Voters to
stand for the office of Mayor of the
City of Cumberland. My record
in the Council as Alderman for
nine years is surely a proof that I
h;ive the best interests of the City
pa heart. If elected I will endeavor
with my utmost ability and sincerity
t. further  the prosperity and best
ingrests of the City.
THOMAS E. BATE
CANADA SENDING STEEL
KAILS TO FRANCE.
Ottawa,' Jan. 3.--Scarcity of
ocean tonnage may interfere with
the sending overseas of the fifteen hundred miles of steel rails
which the government has undertaken to supply to France. If
the bottoms can be secured the
arrangement will be carried out,
but if no more tonnage is available than at present the transportation of the whole quantity can
hardly be made with the necessary expedition. From Canadian
government railways three hundred miles of trackage are going
over at once. The balance, it is
supposed, will be supplied from
the steel mills of Great Britain,
if transport facilities are not a-
vailable in time.
At the Ho Ho Next Week.
Next week's Bluebird feature
at thellollo will be "The Flirt,"
a story in which Marie Walcamp
surpasses herself in the leading
role, that of a selfish, designing
and heartless flirt. The film will
be shown Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday a Redfeather five-
act drama will be shown, called
"The Seekers."
Other Bluebird features to
come are:
Jan. 15.—"Tangled Hearts,"
Louise Lovely featured in a
sparkling society drama of a lovable meddler. Tense with unusual situations.
Jan. 22. - "John Needham's
Double," Tyrone Powers, an actor whose work if once seen will
make him welcome on all other
occasions. His ability is unquestioned and ranks among the leading stars.
Jan. 29.—"The Great Problem," Violet Mersereau.
Feb. 5.—"Gay Lord Waring"
with J. Warren Kerrigan, one of
the most popular of screen stars.
Feb. 12,-"Wanted A Home,"
from the fascinating story by
Lois Webei. Although Mary
MacLaren has been in films only
a short she is already in the first
rank and her work is in great demand.
Feb. 19.-"Chalice of Sorrow"
Cleo Madison in a powerful emotional drama, the story of a fruitless love.
Feb. 26th. — "Social Buccaneer," J. Warren Kerrigan.
At Ho Ho Theatre.
TONIGHT
4th Episode of the
SECRET OF THE
SUBMARINE
Fifteen Act Serial
And Three Other Films
Victoria, Jan. 3.—The person-
el of the Compensation Board is
J. S. H. Winn, Rossland, chairman, Parker Williams, Lady-
smith, and H. B. Gilmour, Vancouver.
Commissioner Williams, whose
seat, Newcastle, becomes vacant
as soon as His Honor signs his
warrant of appointment, is in
the city today. Commissioner
Gilmour will be in the city today
and Chairman Winn, who has to
come from Rossland, will probably be in tomorrow afternoon.
As soon as the commissioners
are all in the city they will hold
a meeting for organization, and
will at once get to work. One of
their first duties will be to strike
the rates of assessment upon the
various groups of trades which
come under the act. This will
be based upon the information
which employers have had to
submit since the sixteenth of
October as to their estimated
payroll for 1917, no man's wages
being estimated at over $2,000 a
year. In future years the boa'd
will be able to estimate the rate
to be struck each year on the
amount of compensation paid in
the previous year to workmen in
industries grouped under that
class. The greater the percent
age of fatalities or disablement
in any group, the greater the as
sessment the firms coming under
that group will have to pay; and
the fewer the accidents the less
will have to be paid.
For the current year the commissioners will probably follow
actual tables, which will pretty
fairly assess the various classes
of industries according to the
dangers of employment. This
system, by the way, is apt to
play a considerable part in bringing about an exercise of influence
by employers upon one another
to install safety devices and all
possible means of protection for
their employees, as this will be
found the best available source
of economy to themselves.
A very important portion of
the commission's duties will be
the inculcation of safety first
principles, and education of the
public at large in accident prevention. To this end they will
hold investigations, carry on experiments, and conduct an active
educational propaganda, by the
establishment of museums, the
publication and distribution of
bulletins and the delivery of lectures. It may also appoint advisory committees, on which employers and workmen will be rep
resented, to assist the board in
establishing reasonable standards
of safety.
There are statutory sums for
the widows, children or dependents of men who are killed, and
to men who are permanently disabled there may be paid out of
the accident fund up to a sum
not exceeding fifty-five per eent
of the average wage of the man
payable during his lifetime.* Medical aid and hospital treatment
will be provided for, and to the
accident fund workmen have to
contribute a cent a day, to be deducted by the employer from his
wages. The province will assist
in defraying the expenses of the
administration of the act up to
an amount of not more than $50-
000 annually.
From this forward no employer
can make any arrangements with
a casualty insurance company to
insure him against loss through
accident to his workmen. There
is only the one system of insurance for and compensation of
workers, and that is through the
government plan of compensation without litigation.
THREE CANDIDATES
FOR MAYORALTY
Monday, January 8th, will be
nomination day in this city for
the coming municipal election,
Returning officer Mackinnon will
be at the Council Chambers from
noon to 2 p.m. on Monday for
the purpose of receiving nomi
natioiis for Mayor, six Aldermen
and one School Trustee. Thos.
E. Banks, Thos. E. Bate, and
John Thomson, ha«e announced
themselves as candidates for the
office of mayor, but there seems
to be scarcity of aldermen. The
names of T. H. Carey and Wesley Willard have been mentioned
as possible candidates.
Wesley Willard the retiring
school trustee will seek re-election.
Hawthornthwaite Accepts Nomination for Newcastle.
Victoria, Jan. 3.—J. H. Hawthornthwaite has accepted an
offer of a nomination in the coming by-election in Newcastle,
where Mr. Parker Williams has
resigned.
The government candidate has
not yet been selected. Supporters of Mr. Parnell and Mr. Bickle
are pushing the claims of those
two men for official recognition.
When Mr. Hawthornthwaite was
last elected to the House he was
a Socialist.
Mr. Myers of Cranbrook has
arrived to be secretary to Hon.
Dr; King, in the stead of Miss
Taylor, former secretary to the
minister of public woi ks.
BRITAIN IS BEST CUSTOMER
OF UNITED STATES.
Washington, Jan. 3.-Purchases of nearly two billion dollars
made the United Kingdom by
far the best customer of the United States in 1916. An analysis
published today by the bureau of
foreign and domestic commerce
shows that no other nation
bought so much by half.
France, during the year, more
than doubled her purchases here
but still fell a bit short of the
billion dollar mark. Canada was
third with $600,000,000. Besides the Central Powers the
three neutrals of northern Europe alone of all the world failed
to receive more American goods
than in 1915.
Recruiting Figures in Canada.
Ottawa, Jan. 3. During the
year just past there were re>
cruited in Canada 178,537 men
for overseas service. Despite the
very considerable falling off in
recruiting during the past six
months, the year 1916 provided
almost half of the total of 383,-
955 recruited since the war commenced. There was a normal
falling off during the month of
December, when the total number of recruited was only 5,791,
as against 6,548 for the previous
month,
Since the commencement of
the war recruiting by district, or
order of numbers listed, has been
as follows: Toronto, 85,384; Man
itoba and Saskatchewan 77,254;
Kingston 41,204; British Colum-
bis 37,757; Maritime provinces
34,802; Alberta 34,517; Montreal
33,999; London, 31,325; Quebec
7.729.
Messrs. Hunter and Stewart
of Buttar & Chiene, Vancouver,
auditors for the Canadian Collieries, arrived on Friday evening.
HON. WM. SLOAN
OFFERS MEDAL
Mr. T. H. Carey, secretary of
the local centre of St. John's
Ambulance, Association, is in receipt of a letter from Hon. William Sloan, Minister of Mines,
offering to donate the sum of
twenty dollars to purchase a
medal to be competed for by
members of "First Aid" classes
in Cumberland District.
This timely gift is much appreciated by the officers and members of the local association and
should prove a valuable stimulus
to First Aid work. A hearty
and unanimous vote of thanks
was recently passed by the Cumberland class to be forwarded to
Mr. Sloan.
FOR MAYOR
Having been requested by a large
number of Properly Owners and
Voters to stand for Mayor of the
City of Cumberland, I have decided
to come forward, feeling assured
that my record as Alderman for
five years and my services as City
Police Officer for seven years should
give the public the assurance that,
if elected, 1 will do all in my power
to carry out the wishesof the people
in any measures that will lead to
the prosperity and betterment of
the City of Cumberland.
THOMAS E. BANKS
CUMBERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL.
January, 1917, RECEIVING
CLASS:-Will all parents who
have young children whom they
intend to send to school for the
first time this term, please send
them within the first fortnight,
not later than January 19th.
Children who commence later
than this miss a considerable part
of the term's work and remain a
drag on the entire class, thus
hindering considerably the work
of the teacher. A. J. Richards,
Principal.
When is a Neutral not a Neutral?
Cumberland, B. C, Dec, 24,
1916.
Editor Islander:- Dear Sir:—
In your last issue there appears
under "Town Topics" a story a-
bout a fellow citizen who refused
to make a donation to the Red
Cross on account of being neutral.
I suggest that the collectors in
the future either publish the
names of that kind of neutrals
or the names of the givers, also
the neutral ones.
In a case like the one referred
to, the rule generally is that
every man is guilty until he is
proved innocent, at least as far
as the public is concerned.
It is therefore an injustice towards the neutral givers to insert a notice that might throw
suspicion upon every one of them.
Another Nbutkal.
TOWN    TOPICS
Miss Winkleman, of the local
Hospital staff, returned from a
visit to Nanaimo on Thursday.
Miss Hazel Whyte entertained
a number of her friends to a social evening at the home of her
parents on Friday.
Dr. J. H. White, Inspector of
Missions is expected to arrive by
this evening train and occupy
the pulpit of Grace Methodist
Church at the morning and evening service tomorrow.
Mrs. Noel Macfarlane left for
Nanaimo on Friday after spending the New Year's holidays with
Mr. and Mrs. John Bruce of this
City.
We hear rumors of several engagements in this city during the
last few days of the old year.
Joseph Welsh, of Bevan, has
left the employ of the Canadian
Collieries and taken a position as
engineer on one of the coast
steamers.
Miss Rubina Bickle left for
Ladysmith on Friday morning.
The Womens' Auxiliary of the
Cumberland General Hospital
held their annual meeting at the
home of Mrs. A. H. Peacey on
Thursday evening. Mrs. Geo.
K. MacNaughton, secretary,
handed in her annual report,
when the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year:
Mrs. A. H. Peacey, president;
Mrs. Alex. MacKinnon, secretary; Mrs. Harry Bryan, treasurer.
Miss Evelyn Bate left on Tuesday morning for Vancouver to
resume her duties on the public
school staff of that city.
John Thomson, candidate for
Mayor, left for Vancouver and
Victoria on Wednesday.
Robeit Gordon, of Grant Smith
& Co., Seattle, is here on a visit.
There will be service in Holy
Trinity Church tomorrow evening at 7 p. m.
Born- At the Cumberland General Hospital on Saturday, Dec.
30th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. Walker,
a son.
Capt. Olaf Anderson, the celebrated navigator of Union Bay,
is in the local hospital as the result of a head-on collision which
put out the lights and caused a
nasty leak in the bow. Though
suffering slightly from the "wetting" received the captain hopes
to return to duty in a few days.
Several miners arrived during
the week and secured work in
the local mines.
Several commercial travellers
arrived on Thursday evening and
left on Friday morning.
The West Cumberland Conservative Band held a New Year's
dance on Monday evening in the
Band Hall.
Sing ;\ song ofTIno, debonaire—bul sly,
Lots of pretty guarantees baked in ;i pie;
When the pie waa opened his guarantees took wing.
And once again the Entente were, dished by the King.—London Passing Show. TWO
THK ISLANDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.
@lje Mimfax
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY. JANUARY 6th, 1917
•HOW IS THIS FOR PERSONAL
FREEDOM
Statement made by Charles
Rossler, 58 Holly street, San Francisco, California:
September 30,1916,1 went to
work in the Twin Peak's tunnel.
I was employed in the West End
day shift. The shift boss is
named Tobey. I was paid on the
following dates, the sums set
down.
1916 -$18 for six
1916-515 for six
1916   $15.50 for
October 7
days' work.
October 14, 1916—$15 for five
days' work.
October 21
day's work.
October 28,
six day's work.
Friday, October27,1910, I was
informed by the timekeeper that
1 would have to pay $10 to the
"union" and that they would
take out -^2.50 every three weeks
I told him that I did not belong
to any union and did not want to
belong to a union. On Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock, I was paid
the sum of $15.50, although $18
was due me for six day's work.
I asked for the correct amount
due and the paymaster told me
to "go on and get out."
Monday, Oct. 30, 1916, I went
to the State Lator Commissioner
J. P. McLaughlin, and told them
of the facts. He said nothing
could be done. I asked how they
could take my money for a union
to which I did not belong, and he
replied:   "Well, they do that."
The foregoing are substantially
the facts.
(Signed) CARL ROSSLER.
Witness—Paul Gartig, Western
Hotel.
This statement was made October 30, 1910. How is this for
personal freedom in a free country?-Pacific Coast Mechanic.
May 31, 1915. Proofs of Germany's nameless barbarities in
Belgium are given the .world.
President Wilson does nothing.
July 25, 1915 Further attacks
on American steamers. President Wilson does nothing. He
sends more Notes.
August 18, 1915. Bernstorff
i promises there will be no more
murder of Americans.
August 19,1915.   Arabic sunk
two Americans murdered.  President Wilson continues to take active physical exercise at the typewriter.
October 12. 1915. Miss Cavell
executed. President Wilson says
nothing. (    «
November 30,1915. Hesperian,
Ancona, Persia and other vessels
sunk, Americans being murdered
President Wilson does nothing.
January 7, 1917, Bernstorff
promises no more Americans will
be murdered.
March 24,1916. Germany sinks
the Sussex, murdering more Americans. President Wilson makes
a mild protest.
April 30, 1916. Full particulars
of the horrors perpetrated in Serbia and Armenia by the Aus-
trians, Germans and Turks are
given to the world. President
Wilson does nothing.
October 30, 1916. Deportations of Belgians into slavery
made known. President Wilson
does nothing. ,
December 20, 1916. Germany
is on the eve of collapse and is
begging for peace.
December 21, 1916. President
Wilson promptly "in the name of
humanity" tells the belligerents
they do not know what they are
fighting for and that they ought
to make terms with Germany immediately,—The World.
DR. C. 1NKSTER,
SURGEON DENTIST,
MILESTONES IN THE PATH
OF  GLORY.
August 4, 1914. Belgium invaded, her neutrality broken, her
citizens tortured and shot, her
women violated, her children
done to death. President Wilson
sends a Note.
February 4. 1915. Germany
announces policv of piracy at sea
and murder at sight. President
Wilson sends a Note which means
nothing.
March 8, 1915. Germany begins sinking ships indiscriminately, butchering the Americans on
board. President Wilson does
nothing.
April 6, 1915. The Kaiser pub
licly regrets his naval commanders are under the necessity of
murdering Americans. President
Wilson does nothing.
May 7, 1915, Germany sinks
the Lusitahia with loss of 1100
persons. May 10, 1915, President Wilson announces he is too
proud to fight. May 13, 1915.
President Wilson sends another
Note. May 17, 1915. Secretary
Bryan tells the German Ambassador that the President doesn't
mean a word of it.
Will be in Cumberland on or
about 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.
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.
Ask for the Monthly Rate*.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
FOR SALE, CHEAP-1 Martin
Orme Piano, in good condition,
Can be seen any time. A Bargain. Also 10 shares of Cum
Berland and Union Water Works
shares. Apply P. O. Drawer
226.   Cumberland, B. C.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
"INVICTUS
JJ
THE CORRECT SHOE FOR  WOMEN
THE TENDENCY in Fashionable Costuming to make
the feet more noticeable caused us to stock an
unusually attractive range of styles in "Invictus" shoes
for women.
Ladies' high-top Button Shoes in Vici kid, with black
cloth tops.
Ladies' high-top patent Laced Shoes, with gray and
bronze cloth tops.
Ladies' high-top patent Button Shoes, with white kid
uppers and black buttons.
Specials in Ladies' 'Invictus' Pumps, in patent with
white kid uppers.
CANADIANS
WANTED FOR THE
ROYAL NAVY
Tmto thousand Canadian! r.rs »snt:d for the Royal Naval Can-
r.dian Volunteer Ueserve toward. >: arming the new .hip. of the
Imperial Roy*l Navy. Im-nodiate oveneaj service, Only man
of good character a.id good physique accepted.
Pay $1.10 Minimum per day —Free Kit
$20.00 per Month Sepai ition Allowance
Apply to the Eiquimalt Naval
Station, the  nearest  recruiting
Station, or to the    .
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D. D.C.L., Preildent
IOIIN AIR II, General M.nwer. H. V. F. JONES, As.'t General Manager
Oept. of thn Nr.vnl Service
OTTAWA
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits ot $1
upwards    Careful attention is given to every account   Small account,
arc welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
iraw.Us to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. SCO
SAVINGS   BANK: -This Hank pays interest at 2,% per     •
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.        A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
The Telephone is the agent
of comfort and convenience.
With the telephone right at your hand, you have only
to talk when you wish to communicate with someone
at a distance. Every telephone is a Long Distance
telephone.
You can get three times the day period at the regular
rate between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m.    Don't trust to your l
memory to ring up. /
ArrangeWith Central, and make an appointment to
talk at any time you wish.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
To our many friends and
especially those who
drink arx& enJ°y
QUEEN BEER
We extend
our best wishes for a
Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Yeari
GOOD BEER IS THE IDEAL XMAS BEVERAGE
"QUEEN" BEER IS FOR SALE IN ALL THE LEADING HOTELS
Pilsener Brewing Co., Ltd.
CUMBERLAND, B. C. ^
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND,'B.C.
THREE
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.
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.
Our Business is 'Growing.'
.Ornamental Trees and Shrubs,
Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.
NOT   HOW   OHEAP,   BUT   HOW   GOO
EVERGREENS - ROSES - RHODODRENDRONS
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominior.
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
tori«HHii(l ina portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may bo leased for a term
of twenty-one years ar an annual rental of
91 an acre. Not more than 2,500 acres
will In* io.iai*il to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land inunt be
dfHcribcd bv leotiuui.nrlctyt.BUbdititftu.iB
of sections, and in uuimveyed erritory
the trace applied for shall huBtaktulout by
thoapp icaiit himttelf.
B»rn appliOHttun must ha ace nlpanied
by t% tVe ..f g» which will be refunded if the
Hunts Hpplimt forare not available, but not
otherwine. A royalty shall be paid on 'he
merchantable out put of the mine at 'he
rate of live cents per ton.
T!ie person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with nworn return**^
counting for the full quantity of nieroh
autable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal ininiag rights are
not being operated, such ret urns shall he
furnished at least once a year.
The leane will include the coal ininitiL'
rights only, but the !< sseu may he permit
left to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
810.00*n acre.
Fur full information application should
ho in tot to the Secretary of the Depart-
"Hut i i the Int-rior. Ottawa,   or to   ntiy
V^eot or Sub-Agent   fl) unii i Lands
W   W, CORY, '
Deputy Minister "f i lm Interior.
N.B—Unauthorised publication of this
olvertisemont will not be paid for.
I
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THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C,
Phone 67
Aj-i'iil for Hie
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex iieinli'iMiii, Proprietor
Estimates ami Dihj^hh fiiriiixliud
on Application
Descriptive Nursery and Bulb Catalogue on request.
Dominion Nursery Company,
2184. 4tli,Ave., .W„ Vancouver,. B. C.
The
New Home
Bakery
A tine selection of cakes, pies ;m<'
small pastry made dfiily
F r s ~. h    Bread    Dnilv
J.H. Halliday
Dunamuir Ave.
RITURNKO
ARO MUST BE FILLED IN AND PROMPTLY RETURNED BY ALL MALES BETWKN THE AGES OF IS AND S3 INCLUSIVE.
NATIONAL fifemL
CANADA.
SERVICE.
1. What is your Full n.tmo?
2. How aid arayou?
5. In what country   1
s. in what country ww /
i. Name or city, (own, i
Street                              Numhor	
7. In what country was 1
your mother born? f ..... .      	
10. How much tinia havn you lost 1
12. Of your lOflS?     13. Of your light?	
14. Of your huarlng?        ....	
8. Wore you bom a Britlih lubject?	
9. If not, are you naturalised 7	
15. Which aro you—married, \
16. How many persons basiilni 1
yourself do you support? f ...... „,.,
17. What aro you working at for a living?...
:C. Whom do you work for?	
IS. Have you a trado or profession?    20. It so, what?
21. /\n yuu working now?     22. If not. why? —,„
23. Would you be willing to change your present work for other necessary
24. Aro you willing, if your railway fare is paid, to leave where you now live,
work at the tame pay during ths war ?......_-..„..__.„.„„
and go to soma otharpiaoeln Canada to do tuchwortt?....
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING IN THIS CARD ARE ON THE OTHER HEX
T ASK* 14 QUESTIONS.       COUNT YOUR ANSWERS
M
J^;^tohortly;re'ceive ~h
Co-Operative
Meat Market
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.
Own a
COLUMBIA
A-i/? know tha w i a J's greatest
UJ.i J; . is.
Representing liie highest develop mnt
of the irsl a iccessl i in ■ n liient o.
i i, he Columbia Gfa
lono.u is ....j..!...> acclaimed as''the
>ne inco sparable instrument instru-
hi  >
C o i u m b i a
double - disc
Records
aiu the exact counterpart in quality of
the Columbia Grafonola; they bring
you face to face with the living personality of the artist. Whatever your
musical taste may be, whether Grand
Opera, Instrumental! Orchestral, Dance
Music or Comedy, all are included in
the huge Columbia Catalogue of over
2,500 recordings.
Columbia Grafonolas range in price
from $20.00.   Very easy terms
can be arranged.
i.A.FLETCHER MUSIC Co.
"Nanaimu's Music House"
• Commercial St., NANAIMO, B.C
VI A hi O    i   B 1        H O
Gro era i nc\ B i ker
Agents for Pilsknuu Beek
CUMBBIII.AND      CoURTENAY
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
AN DLDJtt CHEST
It  Contained  Treasure  Which
Brought Happiness to Both
Old and Young.
By   GENEVIEVE   ULMAR.
"It's the law or poverty—take your
choice," was the stern dictum of obstinate, self-opinionated James Ross,
uncle of Philip Carle, who stood before him.
"I am sorry, uncle, but It's not the
law for me," came the clear, definite
response. "I'm not cut out for It, the
business 1b distasteful to me, and I
would rather have a crust of broad
and my artistic ambitions, than the
solemn judicial sense and a fortune.
"So much the poorer you, so much
the richer I," quoted the old money
grabber. "You need bank on no dependence on mo hereafter. Walt."
And the speaker snapped open a
drawer In his desk nnd took from It a
small packnge. "That belonged to
your father. It Is legally mine, but I
give It to you, as a memento or to
waste, as you like. I wash my hands
of you."
Philip Carle made his exit feeling
that he had made a pretty bad mess
Of his affairs. There was no help for
tt, howover. The artistic Impulse In
him was strong, and uncertain as
seemed the Held he was bound to stick
to It.
He had not gone to his self-centered
relative to ask money for himself
While he had very little of that
commodity personally, the needs of
another had urged him to apply for
assistance. He undid the wrappings
of the little parcel. It contained a
diamond ring, probably a remnant of
the wealth he knew his dead father
had once possessed.
"I will never sell It," he Bald, walking on thoughtfully, "but"— and he
stopped at the first pawnbroker's
■hop he came to.
"I will loan you three hundred dollars," Its proprietor said, and Philip
nodded with a lump In his throat,
"What About This?"
trying to believe that what he was doing was right.
He at length turned Into a small
tailoring shop. Its show windows
were neat as a pin. A rather unique
Sign swung over Its doorway. It read:
"Only the. lilies of, the field crm
clothe themselves cheaper than you
can In this shop."
"Well, how Is business, Mr. Gar
land?" Inquired Philip of an old man
with the worried yet expectant face
of a person welting and hoping for
work.
"Getting worse. If possible, all the
time," was the reply. "I am afraid
my venture Is a poor one. Locnlity
bad, or cl»e I do not knew how to
win trade. There's the mortgage, too.
They have given me a bare twenty-
four hours to settle or gtw up possession. Why does not my brother
como on?"
"There Is the money to relievo your
present necessities," Bald Philip,
banding over tho proceeds of tho loan.
Tho old man stared; quick tears
aroBe to his eyes. Ho waved back
the generous hand extended, but
Philip persuaded him with success.
He Induced his friend to make ono
more trial of his business experiment, and left him with encouraging
words.
"I had to do It," Philip told himself..
"I can't Bee Mr. Garland lose his all,
If it Is only for her Bake—dear Isabel!
How he has struggled to give her »
musical education. So near to acquiring It, too. I won't regret a good,
act."
It was Philip's first picture, tho portrait of this Isabel, that smiled down
from an easel as the young artist entered his studio. Quite Incidentally
he bad become acquainted with Mr.
Garland and then with his ward. Isabel was tho daughter of tho closest
friend of tho old man who had stnxt-
ed him In life, lost his own wealth,,
and a more loyal guardian never Ihred.
Isabel was perfecting a muslcnl ocn*-
catloa and Garland never let her
know how hard he was pressed. Per
over a month he had been in an optimistic mood. He had received a let-
tor from a brother, a sea captain who
had been off on a two years' cruise.
It came from a distant city nnd on
Its heels a largo seaman's chest. Tho
letter announced that very soon its
writer would follow, and that he had
come to share a royal fortune with)
his brother.
Hut nines than tint a u-nnl bad h«# jl
received from the tea captain. Business had fallen away, and now the
generous-hearted artist had sacrificed
his all to assist his friends.
No love word had been spoken between Philip and Isabel. Evenings
when he visited the neat parlor'behind
the little Bhop, however, and the happy twain conversed of art, music and
of all things beautiful, both felt that
their souls were In complete harmony.
One week later Philip visited the
Garland placo to find the old man
Immersed in tho deepest gloom. He
had received a telegram announcing
the death of his brother in a hospital.
Tho last words he spoko were transmitted: "Tell my brother that the
chest and Its treasure Is all his own."
Its "treasure," according to Garland,
consisted of some sailor clothes, a
few nautical Instruments and a keg
containing some oily compound of tho
deep.
"It's the end," said the old man dejectedly. "My main worry Is that
your generous loan Is lost. They
threaten to sell mo out tomorrow."
Philip could do nothing further In
a money way. Ho was resolute not to
abandon his friends, however. That
afternoon he made a contract with a
picture house to do some copying.
Tho recompense was not large, but It
would fit Into a plan ho had for taking
care of Garland until tho latter could
find new employment.
He was greeted with a sad spectacle
when he reached tho Garland place
that evening. The old man was pacing the floor distractedly. Isabel, pale
nnd distressed, was seated on all that
had been left In the place by the
ruthless creditors—the old sea chest.
"It will be eaBy to arrange for your
care until you get on your feet again,
Mr. Garland," Bald Philip cheerfully.
"What are we going to do with the
chest, though? Let us open It and
select what Is worth while."
They Bet aside a compass and some
other few things out of the heterogeneous contents of the chest.
"What about this?" Inquired Philip,
lifting out the keg. "Why, Mr. Garland I"
Reversing the keg, tho young artist
uttered a very startled exclamation.
AcrosB one end there was traced In
Ink the word: "Ambergris."
One hour later the happy old man
knew that the old sea chest had contained treasure, Indeed. Worth more
than ita weight In gold, the ambergris,
rare and readily salable, represented
over twelve thousand dollars.
'Now Isabel can finish ber music!"
cried the old man Joyfully, "and you,
oh, my dear friend! command the
fortune you bave discovered to assist you In any way In your artist's
career."
Isabel clung close to the arm of the
young man who had so loyally shared
their troubles, as he escorted them to
a near hotel. The pressure of that
dear band thrilled Philip Carle. The
old man walked prudently ahead of
the happy pair.
And when they parted for the
night, the decision had been reached
that the musical and the art careers
•hould be pursued—together.
(Copyright. 1913, by W. Q. Chapman.)
CAME OUT OF HIS TRANCE
But It Took Some Language by the
Motor But Conductor to Arouse
Him.
"Pares, please."
But the passenger on top of the
Fifth avenue motor bus gave no beed.
"Fares, please." This time a little
louder.
Still the passenger oblivious.
"By the ejaculatory term 'faro,'"
sali the conductor, "I imply no reference to the state of tho weather, the
complexion of tho admirable blonde
you observe In the contiguous seat,
nor even to the quality of servlco
vouchsafed by this phllatbroplc corporation. I merely allude, In a manner perhaps lacking In delicacy but
not In consclseness, to tbe monetary
obligation set up by your presence in
this conveyance, and suggest that,
without contempering your celebrity
with enunciation, you Immediately proceed to llquldato or—"
And at. this point tbo passenger
emerged from this trance.—New York
Mall.
Bibles In Bristol.
A hint of ancient Bibles In the
neighborhood of Bristol has brought
mauy other confessions of concealed
,treasureB. There 1b a "Breeches"
[Bible of 1610, a "Blshop'8" Bible of
3565 In a country cottage, a Bible In
Rood condition dated 1599, and another dated 1694, which tho owner, being
|a poor man, would like to Bell. That
lalBO Is In good condition. They bound
fhelr Bibles well when printing was ,
young, and that is possibly tbo secret
of their preservation.
Those long-preBorved west country
Tiibles remind one of the pecullur
fcnnctlty which tho Bible attained
'among those who never opened' It.
"We always keep a Bible ill tho houso
,ln case of IllncsB," Baid a pious vll-
ilagur, "but, thank heaven, we've had
no use for It since poor old grandfather was took!"—London Chronicle.
The Mimosa,
Tho mimosa, or wattle, which patriotic Australians wore recently in
celebration of tho anniversary of tho
jlanding of the first colony of English
■draws its name from its aupposed
.mimetic powers. Its leaves were
Itlnoughit to assume the shape of antra als. Shelley knew it nB the sensi-
tl'.M) phuit. and other poets have rep-
Ire nonted the mimosa ns curling up
jwlien the sound of a hole's hoofs
came within a mile or two. Southey
imagined the mimosa hh a giant tree,
a »U saw men reclining "beneath Its
Bliade." Hut the mlmosi Austral-
Wins Unnw'.U nf moderate dimension* POUR
THfc ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Municipality of the City of
Cumberland.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby
Riven to the electors of the municipality of the city of Cumberland
that I require the presence of the
said electors at the Council Chambers, Du'nsmuir Avenue, on Monday, the8th day of January, 1917,
at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing persons to represent them in the MunicipalCounc.il
ai Mayor and Aldermen.
The mode of nomination of
candidates shall be as follows:-
The candidates shnllhe nominated
in writing; the writing shall be
subscribed by two voters of the
Municipality as proposer and seconder, and shall be delivered to
the Returning Officer at any time
between the date of the notice
and 2 p.m. of the day of nomination; the said writing may be in
the form numbered 5 in the
schedule of this Act; and shall
state the names, residences and
occupations or description of each
person proposed, in such manner
as sufficiently to identify such
candidate; and in the eveiit of a
poll being necessary such poll will
be opened on Thursday, the 11th
day of January, 1917, at the Council Chambers, Dunsmuir Avenue,
Cumberland, B.C., of which every
person is reqnired to take notice
and govern himself accordingly.
No person shall be nominated
or be eligible as a candidate for
Mayor or Alderman unless he be
possessed of the qualifications by.
law required of those officers,
and unless the candidate shall, on
or before the hour of 2 p.m. of
the day of nomination, furnish
the Returning Officer with a
statement in writing, specifying
the land or real property upon
wl ch he qualifies, his nomination
shall be invalid and shall not be
acted upon by the Returning
Officer.
The qualifications as candidate
for mayor are as follows;—
He must be a male British subject of the full age of twenty-one
years and not disqualified unde.
any law, and have been for the
six months next preceding the
day of nomination the registered
owner in the Land Registry Office of land or real property in the
city of the assessed value on the
last municipal assessment roll of
$1,000.00 over and above any registered encumbrance or charge,
and who is otherwise qualified as
a municipal voter.
The qualifications as candidate
for alderman are as follows:—
He must be a male British subject of the full age of twenty-one
years and not disqualified under
any law, and have been for six
months next preceding the day
of nomination the registered owner in the Land Registry Office
of land or real property in the
city of the assessed value on the
last municipal assessment roll of
$600; 00 or more over and above
any registered encumbrance or
charge, and who is otherwise
qi alified as a municipal voter.
(liven under my hand at the
Citj of Cumberland this 18th day
Of December, 1916,
Alex. MacKinnon,
Returning Officer,
ac
It
THE   BIG   STORE
■\
SPECIAL HEADERS at
VERY SPECIAL PRICES
LADIES' TWEED COATS, last season's
styles, splendid, quality of tweed. To be
cleared regardless of priee. The regualar
prices were up to $16.50, For a speedy
clearance at each $2.95
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S HATS at
one price. We don't intend earrylng over
any hats, so act quick. Take your choice
each 95c.
INFANTS' NAVY BEARSKIN COATS,
sizes to 3 years $1.95
LADIES' BLACK CREPE-DE-CHENE and
Silk waists. Regular prices from $5.50 to
$6.50, for $3.95
LADIES' SWEATER COATS, Norfolk
and plain styles in stripes. Would be good
value today at $10.00. Our clearing price
each $3.95
FLANNELETTE BLANKETS In 12-1 size
which is the largest, in grey and also in
white.    Special price per pair $2.25
GIRLS' and MISSES' CASHMERE HOSE,
all wool,   Price per pair 45c.
SEE OUR SPECIAL VESTS for LADIES,
sizes 36 to 40, fleece lined, in cream.
Frice each 50c.
BOYS' SWEATERS, fall-over, in grey.
Price each 25c.
PONGEE SILK WAISTS, to be cleared.
Price each $1.95
VELVET CORDUROY in navy and white,
large cord.   Splendid value.-
LADIES' WATERPROOF COATS in fawn
and navy.   Price eack $7.50
MEN'S SWEATER COATS,
in most of the wanted shades
of brown, navy, grey, maroon,
cardinal and combination
colors.   Prices $2.50 to $8.50
BOYS' SUITS in all sizes,
bought before the high advance in woollen goods, and
marked at prices far below
today's values.
^B
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
,^
NOMINATIONS FOR SCHOOL
TRUSTEES
Nominations for School Trustees will be received on Monday,
January 8th. 1917, at 12 o'clock,
noon, at the City Council Chambers.
There shall be one trustee to
elect, for a term of two years, or
until his successor in office is
elected.
1'he mode of nomination of
candidates shall he as follows:—
The candidates shall be nominated in writing. The nomination shall he subscribed to, by
iw i duly qualified electors as
proposer and seconder, and shall
he delivered to the Returning
Office! at any time, between the
date of this notice and 2 p.m., of
the day of nomination, and in
the event of there being more
than  three nominations  a  poll
will be opened, on Thursday, the
11th day of January, 1917, in the
City Council Chambers, Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, B.C., of
which every person is hereby required to take notice and govern
himself accordingly.
The candidate receiving the
highest number of votes, shall be
declared elected for a term of
two years.
The qualifications for Trustee
are as follows:—Any person, being a British subject, and of the
full age of twenty-one years, and
not disqualified urder and have
been for six months, next lire-
ceding the day of nomination,
the Registered owner in the Land
Registry Office of land and real
property in the City, of the assessed value, on thelasl Municipal assessment roll of $511(1.011 or
more, over ami above any registered encumbrance or charge,
and who is otherwise qualified as
a Municipal voter.
Given under mv hand at Cumberland, B.C., this 18th day of
December, 1910.
A, MacKinnon.
Returning Officer.
WHY
THE GREAT-WEST LIFE
Assurance Company
has for nine successive years written
The Largest Canadian Business
of all companies operating in Canada.
ITS "PREMIUMS JRE THE LOWEST
ITS POLICIES JR6 THE MOST LIBERAL
ITS DIVIDENDS AR6 TH£ HIGHEST
Investigate for yourself before insuring elsewhere.
In the County Court of Nanaimo
and
In the matter of Hing Wang, deceased, and in the matter of
the Administration Act.
Take Notice that by an order
of the Honorable Judge Barker
made the 13th day of December,
1916, I was appointed Administrator of the Estate of the said
Hing Wang, deceased, and all
parties having claims against the
said Estate are hereby required
to furnish same, properly verified, to me on or before the 29th
day of Feb., 1917, and all parties
indebted to the said Estate are
required to pay the amount of
their indebtedness to me forthwith.
Wesley Willard,
Official Administrator.
VANCOUVER ISLAND BRANCH OFFICE
J. BURTT Morgan, Manager,
109 Union fault Building, Victoria, B. C.
THOMAS MOUDY, Agent, Cnmberland, B.C.
COURT OF REVISION
Comox Assessment District
A Court of Revision and Appeal
under the provisions of the "Taxation Act" and "Public Schools
Act" in respect of the assessment rolls for the year 1917, will
be held at the Court House, Cumberland, on Wednesday, the 17th
day of January, 1917, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
Dated at Cumberland, B. C,
December 29th 1916.
John Baird,
Assessor and Collector
Comox Assessment District.
NOTICE.
INCREASE IN PRICES.
We have been advised by the
manufacturers of an advance in
the prices on all Electric Lamps.
We happen to have quite a
large stock on hand, so we will
continue to sell at present prices'
until the 10th of January, 1917.
On this date the price of lamps
up to and including 60 watt, tungstens will be advanced to 40c.
instead of 35c. as at present.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 CO., Ltd. p. O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Bnamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
St. George's Presbyterian
Church
Services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Class, 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Prayer    Meeting,     Wednesday
evening 7.30.
Choir Practice, Thursday evening 7.30.
Pastor, Rev. Jas. Hood.
Methodist Church.
Services: Morning at 11 o'clock.
Evening at 7 o'clock.
Bible  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 at 7.30 p.m.
Rev, Henry Wilson, Pastor
I
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Magnet Cash Store
r. O. Bw 279
Mim«31
WaUnanoM   Beauty may * Qnly skin de*P•
YY a.ll[JajJCl S   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging' in price
from 15^ a double roll, to the be9t ingrains.
I DUNSMUIK AVENUE
I CUMSERi-ANB, " C.
I   Phtne 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock —«H Imbw grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, ftnaH Fraita, Rottn, ate.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for tht Qufctt.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price rh*
on application.
[ESTABLISHED 24 YIAJiS.]
HSCafOHOOOHOS** «)0»OIWB*»>OH«* WWIOM
9
FIRE  INSURANCE
J Queen Insurance Company,
(Fire and Automobile,) and
National Fire of Hartford.
FOR RATES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO
EDWARD  W.  BICKLE
ornci:  THE  ISLANDER BLDO.,
DUNSMUIR AVE., CuNMKLANO
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