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VOL. VI., No. 28        THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY. OCT. 9. 1915. Subscription price, $1.50 per year
ZEPPELIN BOMBS DAMAGED WORKINGMEN'S HOMES.
This picture shows the effect pf a bomb dropped from a Zeppelin between two homes in Newdross,
London.    There was no building of a military character in the vicinity.
TO PROTECTJLC. PRODUCTS
A movement to protect B. C.
products is well under way in
Vancouver, Victoria, and New
Wesminister, and is spreading
throughout the province, That
these markets are in great need
of protection is a matterof general knowledge and agreement.
Hon. W. E. Scott, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, said recently
in an address before the P. C.
Consmer's League, which is behind this movement, that $25,-
000,000 was sent out of the province annually for agricultural
products, and that $22,000,000 of
this sum was sent away for pro
ducts such as are grown here. It
is estimated that at bast $2.3.000. -
000ayearieavesBriti.-n C-; umbia
for manufactured goods of kinds
made in our factories. This totals
an unnecessary blitgo of" well
over $40, 000, 000 yea ily, or to
make the figures more easily
grasped, of about $12;000.00 a day.
Consumers are being systematically' organized to ^vie. ih'-
preference in their buy ing, price
and quality being equal, to articles
manufactured or grown hero, so
that as much as possible or this
outgoing wealth may De retained
in local circulation for th.' stimulation of our on industries and
agriculture, and thus for building
up of a new prosperity in British
Columbia- not a false prosperity
based upon hope, but a real prosperity based   upon  production.
Affiliated with the British
Columbia Consumer's League in
this impartant work are twelve
of the leading public organizations of the province, and under
the able and energetic direction
of Mrs. J. C. Kemp of Vancouver,
president of the League, about
six thousand consumers have
already pledged themselves to
the preferential buying of B. C.
products. These pledges are the
result of a very active membership and pledge campaign. The
U agues membership and pledge
.mi foy this year is twelve thousand members.
Consumers outside Vancouver,
\";.toria and New Westminister
.:•■ b-'ing reached through the
.Women's Institues, Farmer's
Institutesland Agricultural Associations. The League has sent out
a large-number of letters and in
these have been enclosed pledge
sheets. The secretaries of the
various organizations have circulated these among their members,
ard many of them, filled with
signatures, have already been
returned to the Vancouver office.
Keciprocal   pro'ection   of the
markets is being developed between City and Country. For
instance, the Consumer's Leagtie
has given a great deal of attention this summer to influencing
Vancouver housewives to buy
B. C. fruit instead of that which
comes in large quantities from
the state bf Washington, and
this work, in connection with
that of the Department of Agriculture to the same end, has
resulted, according to an official
of the government, in a saving
to B. C. growers already this
year of beeween $180,000. and
$2000,000. This is the official
estimate of the money which
would have gone into the States
had it not been for the Government's and League's activity for
local fruits.
In numerous sections a desire
has been shown to reciprocate bv
giving the preference to  B.C.
| manufactured " goods,   so  that,
[while the City markets forthe
orchards and farm  products are
being built up, the Country markets for factory products is being
developed.  Thus agriculture and
industry, each of which is dependent upon the other,  are   being
fostered together.    It is gratify-
ng to know that travellers for
leading B. C, manufacturers are
now  returning   from   the road
with statements that never before
have they seen the retailers and
consumers throughout the province so favorable to B. C. goods,
In this way, through the more
loyal buy ng of industrial as well
agricultural products, numerous
hundreds of thousands of dollars
are being kept in local circulation
instead of being sent out to enrich local centre.
At the last meeting of the
directors of the Consumer's
League a resolution was passed
that never, either now or at any
time in the future, would the
League countenance or buy goods
in Germany, and all consumers
were advised to scrutinize with
care for the German label on any
goods suspected of coming from
the nation which started' the
appalling catastrophe of the war.
This resolution was prompted by
the report that many millions of
dollars worth of German toys
and other goods, paid for by
American importers before the
outbraek of the war, have recently been released in Holland ports
and will be seeking markets thia
winter not only in the Uuitied
States, but also in Canada.
The Consumer's League, located in the Industrial Bureau Building, Vancouver, will be very glad
to give enqiure-s full information about this movement, and
consumers throughout the province are very earnestly requested to sign and mail to the League
the following:—
I hereby agree to give the
preference in buying, price and
quality being equal, first, to the
products of British Columbia;
second. Canada; third, the British Empire in general;—
1    The West Cumberland Conser-
: vative Band will give a masque. -
|ade baH.on or about the 19th of
1 November and   another   grand
! ball on New Year's Eve.   Partic-
: uiars later.
I
j    Mis. J.  V.  Nordgren  will be,
1 pleased to get your renewals / for
I Ladies Home Journals and Sat-
! urday Evening Post.
! J. R. Lockard, general superintendent of Canadian Coileries
left for Victoria on Monday and
expected to return this evening.
Mr.    Mesher,    contractor    of
Nanaimo was here on  Monday.. TWO
THW ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
BE OF GOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
\J\\t Jfilatttor
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. OCTOBER 9th. 1915.
Thanksgiving Day.
Ever it is true that the great
people are thoso who give open
thanks to the power they recognize" for the good which comes
to them. Something in the strong
heart has made Thanksgiving
an instinct of forceful civilization.
It has been so since the time
when Miriam, the prophetess,
played upon the timbrel while
her handmaidens danced and, the'
daring Israelites praised God
because they had safely passed
the sea. The old Greeks made
thank offerings to their gods,
and the bearded Norsemen expressed their clamorous gratitude
to Odin and Thor. To the world-
dominating Anglo-Saxon, with
his religion of Christ, came the
same impulse, and it has clung
to him in each vast wilderness
he has invaded. Not only has
he been a giver of thanks, but
he has dignified and glorified the
duty and made it a feature of
his national life.
It was almost a matter of
course that there should suggest
itself to the Puritans, rigid and
God-fearing as the most earnest
of Cromwell's roundheads the
idea of a thanksgiving that should
be formal, but it was from the
flux of a new nature's munificent
influence upon their lives that
there came a mellowing to the
character of the day's observance
that a certain hardness disappeared and that the occasion became
one of open joyousness. The
little shrub of observance planted in 1621 by the good Gov.
Bradford has grown into a
mighty tree with flowers and
its fruit.
It was good, all that happened
about the time of the first thanks-
iff
Thanksgiving'
Linens
in
Tablecloths
Napkins
Centerpieces
Doilies   I
Special value in Ladies' Hand-Knit
Sweater Sets,
Made to order in any style, with Sweater Coat and Toque
to match, in shades of reds, browns greens, blues, tango
white and black.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's  All-
wool Sweater Coats
Toques and Aviation Caps in newest styles at popular
prices.
Fall Styles in Ladies' and Misses' Cloth
and Tweed Coats,
Also Coatings in Checks, Serges, and Astrachan. A large
assortment of Children's and Infants' Coats, in scarlet
and navy Serges, white and colored Bearskin.
A full range of Plain and Cord Velvets in all leading shades
A complete stock of all sizes in Watson's Underwear in
Ladies', Misses and Children's.    " The Underwear that
will wear and not shrink."
Blankets, Eiderdown Quilts, Comforter and Flannellette
Sheets.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's Felt and Velvet Slippers.
Special value in 32in. Flanellette, in neat stripes, at 3
yards for $1.00.
We have received our Special Shipment of Ladies' Trimmed
Hats, made up expressly for our trade by Expert Milliners.
*\
giving day. The Pilgrim fathers
were in a particular jubilant
mood, for them, on that occasion.
Years of scanty crops and threatening starvation had been followed by a bountiful harvest
and there was an absolute geniality in the preliminaries to the
famous dinner. It was to be a
game dinner, a dinner fit for
any epicure who ever lived, and
none so mean in all the colony
but should be present. So opened
were the hearts of those rugged
worshipers that they were not
content with even this but sumr
moned old Sachem Massasoit and
all his swarthy, retainers, and
when the feast was spread red
man and white sat down together
and were brothers. Here was
Christain spirit; here was an exhibition of that broad humanity
and care for the other man
taught by Him who walked the
strand of Galilee. Here was
pratical Ct ristianity, and who
shall say that from this hour,
when such kindly hospitality
was shown, when the good things
God has bestowed upon men
were eaten appreciately and joyously, and when thanks were
given more sonerously than in
the past, there was not given
birth to the germ of that broadness and joyousness, even in
worship, which has become a
trait of the American character.
Be thankful, charitable and
considerate.
The man who can see no good
in his fellow-man ought to fall
off this earth and go to his place.
There is no guess about where he
ought to be and where he will go
when he leaves here. The milk
of human kindness has soured in
him, his better nature has become
perverted, his eyes inverted and
his whole moral being turned
awry. He has lost confidence in
men, has no real respect for
women, looks on God as a tyrant
and death as an escape from
thralldom. He is too cowardly
to destroy himself, too object to
be honorable, too small intellectually to bother about the weightier problems of life, too contemp-
table to he noticed and toe apt to
live out all his days, Such men
may be classed the "gad flies of
life," calculated to annoy their
betters, foment strife, run discord
and bring misery on mankind.
Be thankful,   charitable and
considerate. r
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
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LAYRITZ   NURSERIES,
VICTORIA, B.C
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.
[ISTABLIBMD 84 YKAK8.]
FOR THE LATEST IN
MILLINERY
SEE
Mrs. John Gillespie
West Cumberland
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Al<x Hi (leisun. Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
MAROCCHI BROS.
Grocers and Bakers
A gents for Pn pi s i i: Ti i i
Cumberland    Courtenay
11 SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Speoiaity
West Cumberland
F.   LIGHTER
PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER
JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN
SPECIALIST ON ENGLISH LEVER
AND SWISS WATCHES.
ILO-ILO   THEATRE   BLOCK
Dunsmuir Avenue.
Synopsis pf Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
tories and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental of
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,500-acres
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the trace applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable'coal mined and .pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, suoh returns shall be
furnished at least onoe a year.
The lease will include the ooal mining
rights only, but the leasee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
flO.OOanaore.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub-Agent ofDominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N. B— Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
THE   TELEPHONE  SAVES    PROPERTY
Ladysmith, B.C., September 14th, 1915
MR. A. L. CREECH.
Mgr. Telephone Co., Ltd.,
Ladysmith, B.C.
Dear Sir:- Your b*" for use of telephone for last month came to hand.
I may say although bills are rather mv e c <*.e visitors these hard times the
telephone bill is an exception to that rule. We had very good reason to
appreciate having the telephone in the house, for during the terrific bush fires
which raged around us, we surely would i ave lost all our buildings had we not
been able, with the use of the telephone, to get help from many miles distant.
In that connection we very much appreciate your promptness in
repairing the wires which were disconnected by burning trees falling across
them. As the wires were broken clown Saturday night we did not expect
them repaired until Monday but were agreeably surprised to find our 'phone
working again early on Sunday.
For this please accept our sincere thanks.
Yours sincerely,
A. S. CHRISTIE.
Have You a Telephone in Your House Should an Emergency Arise ?
British Columbia Telephone Company, Limited
NEW INDUSTRY FOR B.G.
At the present time when so
many are wondering where they
can turn to earn a few extra dollars to help them to tide oyer the
ensuiijg winter, no more welcome
news could be wished fox than to
learn that there is a market for
another of British Columbia, s
•untapped natural resources, and
that the Province may benefit to
the extent of several thousand
dollars a annually.
A letter addressed to Dr. A. D,.
Buchana", Vancouver was received from a firm in the Eastern
States making enquiries as to
whether "Sea-Grass was obtainable on the West Coast. Enquiries
were made at the local firms
likely to deal in this commodity,
but none were able to supply the
desired information. On the other
hand it was ascertained that local
upholsterers were importing from
the Unitied States a substitute
wjjjch costs much more than
"Sea-Grass". Dr. Buchanan finally called at the Botanical office,
Vancouver, and discussed the
subject with Provincial Botanist
J. Davidson and, was a native
plant of economic importance,
and that it grows on many
parts of the coast along the mainland and on the islands,' more
especially on the west coast of
Vancouver Island where it is prolific.
It appears that American firms
obtained their supplies in former
years from the coast of Nova
Scotia but that owing to the war
the supply is not forth-coming,
some   of the  collectors having
gone to the front, others having
found other employment.
It is expected that if a sufficient
nember of collectors can be got
on the Pacific Coast, a plant will
be established in B. ft, to prepare it forthe market by washing to, get rid of superfluous
salt, kiln-drying, blowing to get
to get rid of sand or other impurities, and baling it for shipment. The location of the plant
can not be decided on until reports
have been received from various
parts of the province as to where
Sea Grass is most abundant.
Collectors can send sample
specimens by post at book-rates
labelled "Botanical specimens"
and addressed to "The Provincial
Botanist, Botanical Office, Vancouver. B.C. A letter should also
be sent stating the locality where
found, and the approximate area
inhabited by Sea Grass so as to
give some idea as to the quanity
obtained.
No doubt however this will
afford an opportunity for many
individuals to earn something
during the winter and the experience gained will enable them to
take up this work next year with
a view of earning a good livlihood.
FIRE   INSURANCE
For absolute protection
write a policy in the London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co., of Liverpool,
Total Assets - 926,788,930.
W.   WILLAEE
LOCAL AOEN1
Comox District Patriotic War Fund.
Statement for the month ending Aug. 30th, 1915:
RECEIPTS.
Balance on hand as shown on last
statement, May 30,1915 $1216.85
Aug. 30th, interest  11.68
Balance Uuion Bay account  8.00
Deposited by J. Ward  16.50
Canadian Collieries  451.00
Canadian Collieries'...'■  25.00
Deposited by T. Cook  2.00
Total $1731.03
PAYMENTS.
Mrs. W. Wallace  17.50
Mrs. W. Brown  21.00
Mrs. M. Ellison  21.00
Mrs. C. Macintosh  15.00
Mrs. R. Rushford  26.00
Mrs. Ponder  15.00
Mrs. Cope  16.00
Mrs. L. Piket  15.00
Mrs. R, Herd...  18.50
Mr;. G.Brown  1750-
Mrs. Fraser, Union Bay  18.50
Mrs. H. Thompson  34.50
Mrs. Peters  21.00
Mrs. Scougail, Bevan  23.00
Mrs. Branch  29.50
Mrs. Brentnall  12.50
Mrs. Bird  3i.00
Mrs. Nicholls  15.00
Mrs. Mclnulty  17.50
Mrs. Jewitt  15.00
War stamps and postage  2.28-
1 Rubber Stamp 80-
Islander Publishing Co.  2.50
Cumberland News.  2.50-
Balance on hand Sept 22,1915.. .$1,322.95-
Total./. $1731.03-
Respectfully submitted,
T. B. O'CONNELL, Treasurer.
Cumberland, B.C., Sept. 22nd, 1915. FOUR
THE  ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
BRYAN'S MISSION OF PEACE!
They say that this war has already proved the graveyard of
several supposedly great soldiers'
reputations; but we fancy that
there is no necessity to limit the
statement of soldiers.   To illustrate: Before the war began there
were some of us rather inclined
to take William Jennings Bryan
seriously.   Of course we knew
he had his limitations and weaknesses, but we thought perhaps
they could be overlooked and that
we might, without too much reserve, call him a statesman. But
we think that there are not many
men left today who would risk
their  reputation by giving him
auy such title.   If most of "us
were tempted to speak out our
mind we would name him political
shyster and blatherskite, and not
even of any specially new type
at that.   And now comes the report   from  Washington that a
movement is under way to send
Mr. Bryan to Europe on a mission
of peace to the warring nations,
and the report is accompanied by
the statement that "in all Europe
in belligerent or neutral countries there is no Amerecan held in
more esteem than Mr. Bryan."
Surely the man who was responsible for that is a great joker.
But if he really does think that
much of the silver-tongued orator
he had better keep him at home.
If the war isn't stopped till Mr.
Bryan stops it we are due to have
a good deal of fighting yet.
FRENCH SOLDIERS BEING TRAINED IN THE USE OF RESPIRATORS
Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Fagan
for Victoria on Monday.
left
LATE PICTURE OF D. A. THOMAS
Jn itanmUm
In loving memory of Geo, H. Robertson
who died October 7th, 1914, at West
Cumberland, B.C.
One year has passed since that sad day,
When one we loved was called away;
God took him home, it was His will.
But in our hearts he liveth still.
In prime of years he was cut down.
No longer could he stay,
Because it was his Saviour's will
To call him hence away.
—Inserted by his wife and family.
W. K. Hancock, Chas. Gra^t,
Mr. Merrifield and P. P. Harrison leave this afternoon for
Denman Island on a hunting trip.
RED CR08S_S0CIETY
October 21st is the anniversary
of the amalgamation for war
purposes of the Bri ish Red Cross
Society and the order of St. John.
On that day a special apnea! for
Red Cross funds will be made
throughout the whole of British
Isles.
Th** British Red Cross has established a prisoners of war bureau in Switzerland. It is under
the control of Mrs. Grant Duff
the wife of the British ambassador at Berne. It has been found
that food can be sent to British
prisoners of war interned in
Germany, more satisfactorily
from a continental depot.
The Executive of the British
Red Cross has given $5,000 in
aid of Russian prisoners of war
interned in Germany.
hour millions pennies—nearly
$80,000 have been raised by the
British Red Cross penny  fund.
The Royal Automobile Club is
raising   a fund of $125,000 to
purchase a convoy of 53 motor
cars for use with the Russian
Red   Cross.   An  English committee is also securing subscript-
. ions for a fund of $150,000 to be
I used in equipping and maintain-
l ing for one year on the Russian
i front a hospital of 200 beds.
i    Every English post office is
now a collecting depot for hooks
and magazines to be distributed
to the soldiers and sailors. There
is no need to pay postage or to
wrap and address the parcel. By
this means there has  been   secured a large supply of reading
material of   which   there is a
constant need.
The London Morning Post
speaking of No 2 Canadian Stationary hospital—an establishment with 500 beds states that is
a palace, lt has a great domed
entrance hall, fine staircases and
vast salons which give it great
exterior magnificence. In details
of organization and business efficiency it is said that it scarcely
be improved upon.
The Auctioneers Institute have
purchased and presented to the
Qneen the historic Star and Garter Hotel at Richmond, Her
Majesty has turned the building
over to the British Red Cross to
be equipped and maintained as a
home for totally disabled soldiers
and sailors. The building will
contain 135 beds. In addition a
little garden city of cottages ar.d
bungalows each containing four
beds will be buitt on the grounds
for patients whose condition per-
of their occupying them.
The Salvation Army has already provided the Red Cross in
England with 11 motor ambulances- and three motor lorries
each manned by   Salvationists.
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FIVE
St. George's Presbyterian
Church
I) 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, Wednesday evening 8.30.
Pastor, Rev. Jas. Hood.
Methodist Church.
Services: Morning at 11 o'clock.
,    -   Evening at 7 o'clock..
Bible Study (Sunday School),
2.30 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday, 7.30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, first Tuesday of each month at7.30 p.m.
Rev. Henry Wilson, Pastor.
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for 19th Sunday after
Ttinity:
8.30 a. m„ Holy Communion
11 a.m., Holy Eucharist.
2.30 p.m., Sunday School
3.30 p.m., Baptismal Service.
7 p.m., Evensong.
Service of Intercession in behalf of H.M. Forces on Wednesday at 8-30 p.m.
Arthur Bischlager. Vicar.
Dance to the perfect rhythm of the
Edison
Diamond Disc
Phonograph
If you are just learning the
new dances, start right. Get
the rhythm of them firmly fixed
ln your mind through the well-
chosen, well - played records
rendered by Mr. Edison's latest
invention.
If you are already an expert
you will appreciate tho splendid interpretation which the
mellow, fully-rounded tone of
this wonderful instrument produces,
No Needles to Change. A Permanent Diamond is the .
Reproducing Point.
Mr.   Edison's perfect mechanism  insures uniform pitch
and uniform speed from the
first revolution to the last.
Hear the new dance records
which we have just received.
Come in any time and hear
as many as you like.
Q.A.Fletcher
Music Company,
22 Coramer il St., Nanaimo
Much Too Soon
The principal ot the college had
beard that one ot his students waa
getting in the habit of "looking at ths
wine when lt Ib red In the cup."
So, when he chanced to meet tho
young man one morning, he determined to give him a li.t'e talking to.
"Young man," he b. gaa stern y, "do
you drink?"
An eager look sprang into the
student's eyes, only to die away ag iu.
"Well, I do," he said slowly; "but
—er—not so early in the morning."
SI   SMALL
l**">**s     e*\*X tf
Paradise Loet
little Willie (who haa an inquiring
Blind): "Pftpt, we all men really born
tree tnd equal?"
Mr. Hennypeck: "Ye*, but a good
many of them marry."
A   FEW IRONS
LEFT
AT    OUR   COST    PRICE   OF
$2.95
This is your last chance to purchase our 10 - year guaranteed
"Cumberland Special" Electric
Iron at this low price.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. L BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
fi SIX
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C.
When you want any article of
merchandise, buy it of a reputable
home dealer, that the profit may
remain to enrich the cdmmunity.
Send your money abroad only for
what you cannot purchase at home
Home talent, home labor, home
industry, home capital, and home
pleasures are things to be fostered, encouraged and patronized.
The progress of cities is measured by the public spirit of their
inhabitants. Men whose only interest is in the success of their
individual business • may make
money for themselves, but they
cannot build successful cities any
more than a pile of stones can
furnish sustenance for growing
plants.
We notice in our exchanges a
number of towns are having
heavy penalties to pay on account
of damages sustained by dilapidated sidewalks. A broken board
in the walk cost one town $2,500.
A word to the wise is sufficient.
"You are altogether too fresh."
said the potato to the egg, "ar.d I
have my eyes on you." "Now
look here, Irish," said the egg,
' 'I dare say you have a good heart,
but remember that when we come
to scramble for a living you are
not in it with me."
BOY SCOUTS
Cumberland Troop No. 1 will
parade at 6.30 p.m. on Friday,
October 15, in the CIubRoom for
the following practices:
Knot-tying, Ambulance, Gymnastic Practice, Stave Drill and
Signalling.
Orderly Patrol—Bears.
Orderly Officer — Assistant
Scoutmaster W. Whyte.
Boys between the ages of 11
and 18 years are eligible to join
the troop, accompanying a written consent by their parents.
Scouts must be in full uniform.
The Boy Scouts will parade to
Gt'ace Methodist Church on Sunday evening to attend divine
service.
', By order,
A. J. Taylor,
Acting Scoutmaster.
A man who ha; kept count of
the number of kisses exchanged
with his wife since their union
consents to its publication as follows: First vear, 35,500; second
year, 16,000; third year, 3,650:
fourth year, 120; fifth year, 2.
He then left off keeping the
record.
Don't croak. Leave that to
frogs ar.d stagnant fools. A few
croakers though are necessary in
every community to measure the
rate of progress at which live
men are advancing.
We Recom-
mend the
use of
'QUEEN'
BEER.
;A beer you can't help liking—so
mild, so pure, so very good.
Every possible precaution is taken
in the brewing and bottling.   Ask
at the hotels for QUEEN BEER,
— you'll like it.
Pilsener Brewing Co,, Ltd.
Cumberland, B.C.
Wellington Colliery Railway Company
TIME TABLE No. 2.
EFFECTIVE   MAY
1st.
1915.
\
READ   UP
STATIONS
READ   DOWN
Sat.
Fri.
Thur.
Wed.
Tue
Mon.
Sun.
Sun.
Mon.
Tues.
Wed.
Thurs
Fri,
Sat.
P.M.
4.35
P.M.
•7.35
P.M.
4.35
P.M.
7.35
P.M.
4.35
P.M.
4.35
A.M.     P.M.
9.35     3.35
Cumberland
A.M
7.00
P.M.
1.00
A.M.
10:30
P.M.
2.00
A.M.
1030
A.M.
7:00
A.M.
1030
A.M.
7:00
4.10
7.10
4.10
7.10
4.10
4,10
9.10     3.10
Bevan
7.25
1.25
10.55
2.25
10:55
7:25
10:55
7:25
4.05
7.05
4.05
7.05
4.05
4.05
9.05     3.05
Puntledge
730
1.30
11:00
230
11:00
730
11:00
7:30
4.00
7.00
4.00
7.00
4.00
1
4.00
9.00     3.00
(f) Lake Trail Road
735
1.35
11:05
2.35
11:05
735
11:05
7:35
3.55
6.55
3.55
6.55
3.55
3,55
8.55     2.55
(f)Courtenay Road
7.40
1.40
11:10
2.40
11:10
7:40
11:10
7:40
3.50
6.50
3.50
6.50
3.50
3.50
8.50     2.50
(f)    Minto Road
7.45
1.45
11:15
2.45
11:15
7:45
11:15
7:45
3.45
6.45
3.45
6.45
3.45
3.45
8.45     2.45
Royston
7.50
1.50
11:20
2:50
11:20
7:50
11:20
7:50
3.30
6.30
3.30
6.30
3.30
3,30
8.30     2.30
Union Bay
8.00
2.00
1135
3.00
1135
8.-00
1135
8:00
An extra train will leave Cumberland for Bevan on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:30 p. m.
Stations marked (f) are flag stops only.
WELLINGTON COLLIERY RAILWAY COMPANY
111    .:   ■ l'Hli;   iSLANDil.K,  OUMJStKLAWIJ, H. KJ,
SEVEN
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O..LL.D..D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD. General Maaager JOHN AIRD. Aaat General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,008,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
FOREIGN BUSINESS
This- Bank offers unsurpassed facilities to these doing business with
foreign countries. It is specially equipped for the purchase and sale of
Sterling and other Foreign exchange, drafts and Cable Transfers, and
for the financing of imports and experts of merchandise.
Commercial credits, Foreign Drafts, Money Orders, Travellers' Cheques and Letters of Credit issued and available in all parts of the world.
Collections effected promptly at reasonable rates. 922
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.        A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
MRS. B. G. CRAWFORD,
DEALER IN
HAY, FLOUR and
GENERAL FEED
BARN IS NOW FULLY STOCKBD AND IMMEDIATE
DHJVKY CAN BB MADE.
Warehouse at Courtenay.
PImms Y91 and R99.
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS: -No Orientals, A*erits, orJSoJicitors
Importers and Dealers in Silks
Dry Goods, Hosiery, Underwear
and Negligee Shirts, Whitewear,
Silk Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc.
Chow Lee & Sons,
CHINATOWN,     West Cumberland
%
SPECIAL SALE OF
DINNER SETS
AND
TOILETWARE
DUNSMUIR AVBMUE
CUMBERLAND, •» C.
Phone 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
HIS FIRST USE FOR WEALTH
For a Millionaire, Mose's Aspirations
Would Seem to the Ordinary Man    j
Singularly Modest. i
B. P. Swinney, president of the FirBt j
National bank of Kansas City, was
born in the south, says the Saturday
Evening Post. He goes back home
once or twice a year and it js part ot
the homecoming program to have Old
Mose polish his shoes. Old Mose
prides himself on the fact that he has
known "Misteh Eddie" since he was
born—and "his daddy befo' htm."
When Mr. Swinney was there recently Mose was polishing his shoes. He
stopped and asked:
"Misteh Eddie, how much is a million dollahs?"
"Well, MoBe," Mr. Swinney replied,
"you have seen ten silver dollars,
Haven't you? Now, imagine Hen of
those stacks and you have a hundred
dollars. Then ten times that and you
have $1,000. Then ten times that and
you have $10,000—and 100 times that
and you have a million."
"Misteh Eddie," continued Mose, exceedingly troubled, "would all them silver dollahs go oa that table yondah?"
"No, Mose—nojt If they were piled to
the ceiling. What would • you do il
you had a million silver dollars,
Mose?"
Mose stopped shining. He pondered
for a minute.   Then he said:
"Well. Misteh Eddie, I reckon I'd
have mah elstehn cleaned out"
ii
A Difficulty
"You seem to get all your daughters
off your hand very quickl>."
"Yes; it's easy enough getting my
girls off my hands; the difficulty U
in keeping their husbands on ih^.r
feet"
An Easy Mistake
The steam lr.unch, which was carrying men across the harbor to a man-
of-war, suddenly sprang a leak and
sank.    I
An old fisherman, who happened to
be near in his boat, stopped rowing
to watch.
Presently, one by one, they managed
to reach his little craft and clamber
aboard. '.•ma*n they turned on him
angrily.
"Look here, you old Idiot!" yelled
one. "Why didn't you come to as
instead of loafing here?"
"Law blees 'ee, sor,' replied the old
fisherman, in tones of wonder, "I
thought as 'ow it were one o' them
theer submarine things we 'ears
about!"
SPRINGTIME
After the fires your house with dirt
gets thick,
So don t you think you had better be
quick,
And call on the painter and have
your house fixed. *
H. PARKINSON
Painter and    Paperhanger
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY
Cumberland. B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
HIGH-CLASS
DYERS  AND   CLEANERS
Cleaning,
Dyeing and
Pressing.
Next door to Bank of Commerce,
Dunsmuir Ave,       Cumberland, B.C.
NOTICE.
Effective from oct. 1st, 1914.
No games of any kind will be
permitted on    the   Recreation
Grounds on Sundays between the
hours of 11a.m. and 12 noon, and
between 2 p.m. and 3.p.m.
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited,
J. R. Lockard,
General Superintendent.
The
New Home
Bakery
A fine selection of cakes, pies and
small pastry made.daily.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
AFTERNOON  TEAS SERVED
J. H. Halliday
Dunsmuir Ave.
Edward W. Bickle
NOTARY PUBLIC
FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE   AGENT
PHONE* OFFICE, 3-8    RESIDENCE 7-8
P.O. DRAWER 430
OFFICE;   THE   ISLANDER  BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE.. CUMBERLAND
$ EIGHT
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOWN    TOPICS
Miss Empenger left for Victoria on Monday raoring.
Ladies Basket Ball Club will
give a Hallowe'en dance on Fri-
oay, Oct. 29.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bickle
kit on Friday morning for a two
week's vacation to the Fair.
Harvest Thanksgiving Services
will be held in Holy Trinity
Church on Sunday at 8.30 and
11 a.m and at 7 p. m. Everybody
welcome.
Provincial Constable R. Mills
has been transferred to a point
near Revelstoke. Constable Macdonald takes charge of this section
of the district.
A class in elementary electricity has been commenced in the
high school building. The first
session was held on Wednesday
October 6th 1915.
T. B. O'Connell, manager of
the Royal Bank, returned from a
two-week vacation on Wednesday
Mr. O'Connell motored in his own
car from Seattle to Portland.
We have received our special
shipment of ladies trimmed hats
made up expressly for our trade
by expert milliners at Campbell
Bros.
A Thanksgiving Day dance
will be held in the West Cumberland Band Hall on Monday,
under the auspices of the West
Cumberland Conservative Band.
Gents 50 cents ladies free.
Mr. W. McLean, who was injured at No. 4 mine recently, desires to convey his thanks to the
staff and doctors of the local
hospital for the kind treatment
he received during his stay there.
Anyone who wishes to knit
socks for the soldiers can obtain
wool by applying to Mrs Clinton.
A cheque for $60 has been for-
wared to the Canadian Red Cross
Society.
A grand concert in aid of the
Red Cross Society will be held in
the Courtenay Opera House on
Friday Oct. 15th, when the
"Courtenay Follies" a local production, will make their first
appearance. A dance will be held
after the concert. The Harmony
Orchestra will provide the music.
A special thanksgiving seriMce
will be held in St. George's Presbyterian church on Sunday even-
in? Oct. 10th at 7o'clock. Special
music appropriate to. the thought
of the day will be rendered by
the c!-oir in two choice anthems:
the pastor's message will also bf
ir. keeping with the occasion and
purpose of the day.  Everybody
v elcome.
r
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TKE   BIG   STOR
Real Ayrshire Blankets
When you buy a genuine Ayrshire
blanket you are purchasing one of
the best that money can. buy. We
have a new stock of this line of blan
kets. For comfort, wear and value,
try a pair.    Prices, $7.50 to $9.50.
Penman's Sweater Coats 5
the coat with a guarantee. The name
of 'Penman' on your coat is the best
recommendation. Today we received
a shipment of the latest in Ladies'
and Gents' Sweater Coate.
A specially good Sweater, made of heavy wool, with
a beautiful roll collar, made to fit; shades djO' rA
Cardinal. Maroon, White, Grey andMole *p I .\J\)
Boys'
Suit
Department:
Our stock comprises the most
complete, showing of Boys'
Suits we have ever shown.
If it price you want we have
suits at
$2.95
Up to sze28.
If you want quality we can
equaliy meet your approval,
and we are prepared to give
you the best price on all our
suits.
Leckie's Boots fdr
Men and Boys:
Again and again we ask you to
give Leckie's Boots a trial, and
so add another to our list of sat!
isfied customers who have got a
shoe they can depend on.
The " Eclipse Shoe " will give
you satisfaction. See our new
line delivered this week <t»o nc
in Misses" Patent Button -\pZ.VO
\*t**t****mfS
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
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