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Array Zegislatiun Library
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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. VI., No. 42        THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JAN. 15. 1916.        Subscription price, $1.50 per year
FLIGHT OF KING PETER FROM SERBIA.
PiPC»p:::*:fe:
This remarkable picture, which shows King Peter of Serbia in his dramatic flight before the German and Austrian
invaders, was taken just as the aged monarch was leaving his automobile and taking to horseback for the trip across
Albania.   The picture was rushed across Albania by aeroplane.
MAYOR AND ALDERMEN  ARE
ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION
Nominations for Municipal honors for the City of Cumberland
was held on Monday. Returning
Officer McKinnon attended the
Council Chamber between the
hours of noon and two p. m. 3nd
received the required amount of
nominations for Mayor, Aldermen and School Trustees. Little
or no interest was taken in the
nominations. The i atepayers evidently were satisfied with the
services of the 1915 Council and
decided that they should be reelected without any opposition.
The Returning Officer declared
the following re-elected by acclamation for the year 1916:
For Mayor—Charles J. Parnham, Mine Foreman, by Dr. Geo,
K. MacNaughton and A. H.
Peacey.
For Aldermen—Donald R. MacDonald Train Master, by C. H.
Tarbell and Wesley Willard; Robert Henderson, Mine Manager,
by C. H. Tarbell and A. H. Pea.
cey; Thos. E. Bate, Hardware
Merchant, by Thos, H. Carey
and Alex. Campbell; Thos. E.
Banks, Undertaker, by Dr. Geo.
K.   MacNaughton   and Wesley
Willard; Thos. H. Carey, Engineer, by Alex. Campbell and
Geo. A. Tarbell; John Frown,
Fire Boss, by Thos. E. Banks
and T. H. Carey.
For School Trustees—Thos. H.
Carey, Engineer, by Thos. Bate
and Alex. Campbell. N. McFay-
den, Farm Manager, by Chas. J.
Parnham and T. D. McLean. W.
Wesley Willard,merchant, by Dr.
Geo. K. MacNaughton and T. Q.
McLean.
The only change in the 1916
Council, Alderman T. E. Bate
takes the the place of John W.
Cooke, and in the Board of School
Trustees, Wesley Willard fills the
vacancy caused by the resignation of John C. Brown, who is
now with the 102nd., Comox-At-
lin Regiment. The Mayor, Council and School Trustees are all energetic men and will avail themselves of every opportunity to improve the city and place our town
in a prosperous condition.
During the past year with enormous importation of fuel oil entering tfiis province by the consent of the Dominion Government, duty free, the local mines
have only worked on an average
from 8 to  10 days per month,
working a hardship upon the City
and district that the Dominion
Government could have relieved
long ago by placing an import
duty upon Fuel oil. Through the
wholesale importation of fuel oil
the citizens have been unable to
pay 'their taxes, barely earning
enough to pay for the bread they
eat. It is expected that the fuel
oil question will come up for argument on the floor of the House
at Ottawa during the present session, at least the British Columbia Members are expected to
urge upon the Government the
necessity of placing an import
duty on fuel oil and relieve the
depression in the coal trade and
place the coal industry upon a
competitive basis. Why allow
fuel oil into this country duty
I free when the Government is in
j need of revenue to pay for war
I expenditure. The Province needs
! the royalty and the coal industry
needs the protection.
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"Room 22, the Mysterious Murder," is tonight's episode of the
Broken Coin.   See It.
Daniel Kilpatrick is again elected mayor of Courtenay by 13 of
a majority over his opponent H.
M. McPhee.
SLEIGH RIDE PROVIDES ROUGH
EXPERIENCE
A jolly sleighing party, composed chiefly of young ladies set
out on Friday evening December
7th for Union Bay. Their conveyance was an express wagon
in the shape of a sleigh drawn
by a one-eyed horse, by the
name of Doby. The young ladies
set out light at heart singing
such songs as "We won't get
home t\\\ morning," when about
four miles from their destination
Doby took it into his head to
stop. At this unlooked for hindrance the young ladies got out,
to walk up the hill, thinking
they would give Doby a rest.
After trudging on in the deep
snow for a few yards some of
the young ladies collapsed and it
was necessary for them to be
brought back to the slegh. After
this Doby refused to move and
stood as if frozen to the spot. As
a last resource two of the young
ladies kindly volunteered to walk
to Union Bay for assistance.
After many hardships they
arrived there safely, though much
fatigued. Those remaining in the
sleigh, nursing the tired feeling
expected to see another Doby
coming to their rescue. Imagine
their surprise when after an
hour or so waiting to see the welcome lights of an autmobile
turning the corner. However
they reached the Bay safely and
spent the night on the floor,
which was as good as a feather
bed to the weary travellers.
About twelve 12 noon on Saturday, Doby having had a good
rest and some oats the party returned. But after all his rest he-
refused to run until he was near
home and. then he started down
the hill at such a rate that he
arrived at the bottom with a
broken harness.
In this state of affairs they
arrived home. They all agreed
that they had had a good time,
but decided that on aecount of
Doby's bad behavior they should
leave him at home the next time.
The regi lar monthly meeting
of the Cumberland Volunteer
Fire Brigade was held in the
Fire Hall on the 6lhinst when it
was decided to hold the annual
masquerade ball on March 17th
in the Ilo Ilo dance hall. It was
also decided to call for volunteers
to fill the vacancies of those who
have left the town. TWO
THE 1SLANDEK,   CUMBERLAND, ti. 0.
BE OF GOOD CHEER
VICTORY FOLLOWS
TNE FLAO.
lip Matter
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, $3.00
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15th, 1916.
Developing the Boy and Girl.
Of the activities   encouraged
and promoted by funds provided
under The Agricultural Instruction Act of the Dominion none
is more worthy than the improved means which have been made
possible for the development of
the juvenile mind.   There is but
one way that the boys and girls
can be rivetted to the soil and
that is by strengthening their
attachment for it. This can be
accomplished only by the inculcation of knowledge  presented
not altogether in utility fashion
but in a manner that will emphasize the brightness, the wonder
and attractiveness of the works
of nature.   This the boys' and
girls' clubs are doing; this the
school fairs are doing.  This the
nature study classes in the public
schools are doing; this the school
gardens are doing. They encourage association   ami  sociability
in the first instance, a desire for
emulation in the second, a favorable disposition for the outdoor
in the third and an   appreciation
not only of the marvels,  but also
of the beauties  of creation,  in
the fourth. All four divisions of:
the work receive substantial sup-j
port in every province from the
grants derived under the Agricultural Instruction Act. In Prince
Edward Island, the sum  devoted
to these purposes in 1913 - J 4, the
first, year the Act was in operation, was $5,529, in the third year
or in 1915—16, it is .$10,050.  In
Nova Scotia  the sum  thus employed under the Act in 1913—14
was $6,700; in 1915—16 it is $10,-
000.   In New Brunswick in the
first year it  was $1,500.   In the
third year it is $10,000. In Quebec
the first year it   was $3,0.0-1; in
BLANKETS
COMFORTERS
FLANNELETTE SHEETS
PILLOWS
20% Discount on Ladies', Misses' and
Children's Tweedand Waterproof Coats.
FLANNELETTE UNDERWEAR
Ladies', Misses and Children's Watsons
ALL WOOL UNDERWEAR
ALL WOOL HAND-KNIT SWEATER
COATS in Ladies and Gents
FLANELLETTE WRAPPERS AND
HOUSE DRESSES
the third it is $8,000. In Ontario
it was $10,000, it is now $20,000.
In Manitoba it was $2,000. it is
this year $5,200. In Saskatchewan
it is 2,100. In British Columbia
$1,000 was so used in 1913—14,
but this year for boys and girls'
competitions, fairs, etc., and
instruction in public schools,
$17,000 is to be spent from the
grants. It must be understood
that while in some of the provinces the money is directly cm-
]'loved for the purposes set forth,
in others it is used in other ways
ancl the sums required for school
fairs, school gardens, and so on,
are received from provincial and
municipal sources. The figures,
however, are in themselves abundant indication of the far-
reaching benefits conferred by
the Act.
Young man, when you are
courting your best girl, don't get
soft. Don't say: "These little
hands will not do a stroke of work
when you are mine, and you
shall have nothing to do in our
house but sit all day long and
chirp to the canaries." As if
any sensible woman could be
happy fooling away her time in
I hat sort of style. A girl has a
retentive memory of the soft
things and silly promises of court
ship, and occasionally, in after
years, when she is bending over
the wash tub or patching the
west end of your trousers, she
will remind you of them in cold,
sarcastlcal tone of voice.
lionaire. If he ran a paper according to the popular notion he
would be in the poorhouse. If
he published all the items that
were sent him he would be in
jail half the time and in the hospital the other half.
There are some people who do
not talk about hard times, but go
right along doing business and
making themselves and others
happy, just as though they were
right in the swim and leading
the way. What is the use of always and everlastingly talking of
hard times, why not go right
ahead without grumbling and do
the best you can.
If the country editor'were to
snap at all the inducements held
out he would soon become a mil-
Parties visiting a printing office
should bear "in mind that it is
just as ill mannered to look at a
proof sheeb or read the type as
it is to go into the pots and see
•what they are going to have for
dinner. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
Cumberland Public and High Schools
Statement of Expenditures for the 12 months ending December, 1915:
At the left is Frederick Schleindel, emyloyee of the National City Bank of NewYork,
charged with stealihg bank documents relating to the shipment of war mnnitions to
the Allies.   At the top right is Richard Emile Leyendecker. the art dealer, and below
is Paul Koenig, the Hamburg-American Line official, who are under arrest.
RECEIPTS.
Public and High   School for year ending Dec. 31st., 1915.
Gov't. Grant Outside Pupils .. $  1469.95
Govt. Grant City Pupils      6450.40
High School Fees         86.00
City of Cumberland      2018.67
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE.
Cumberland Public   and
for twelve months, ending
High Schools
Dec. 31, 1915.
Teachers Salaries $ 8147.50
Janitor's Salary        990.00
Secretar'y Salary         60.00
Medical Inspector       100.00
Coal       207.75
Oil for Floors	
Stationery and Chemicals
Washing Towels	
Water Rate	
Wood	
Repairs to Furnace	
Repairs to Buildings
54.65
104.65
22.00
72.00
32.00
54.35
48.65
Incidental Supplies       131.47
Total . $10,025.02
Total $10,025.02
Thomas H. Carey, Secretary
Certified correct by J. Stewart, Auditor.
Women's Hospital Auxiliary
Cumberland, B. C.
Financial Statement for the year 1915:
RECEIPTS
Balance on hand Jan, 1st $ 62.42
Donations, fees and interest    74.88
Proceeds Annual Ball  139.50
EXPENDITURE
Articles purchased and given to the
Hospital:
18 sheets and 119 yards sheeting. .$ 71.1ft.
24 pillow slips  6.00
24 yards pillow slip material  6.00
6 bedspreads  10.5O'
72 towels and 73 yards towelling.. 34.15
Table and tray linen  13.00.
Tray dishes  8,65
Spoons, forks and knives, 1 doz. ea. 6.55
2 dressing gowns  4.30
Cotton; flannel and flannellette ... 12.42
Sundries  2.25
Auxiliary and Ball expenses  32.35
Balance on hand Jan. 1st, 1916 ... 69.45
Total
.$276.80     Total $276.80
F. Bryan, Treasurer.
M. MacNaughton, Secretary.
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VOLCANO-LIKE CRATER CAUSED BY A MINE BLOW-UP.
Cancellation of Reserves
Notice is hereby given that the
reserves existing upon Crown
lands situate in Delta Municipality, Richmond Municipality, Lulu
Island, North Vancouver Municipality, Texada Island, the Islands
within the boundaries of New
Westminster D'strict and generally all vacant Crown lands within the said New Westminster
District, which said reserves were
established by notices appearing
in the British Columbia Gazette
respectively on December 17th,
1908; May 18th. 1911, December
17th, 1908; June 9th 1910, July
13th, 1911; July 13th, 1911; and
October 19th, 1911, are cancelled
in so far as the same affect the
acquisition of the said lands
under the provisions of the "Coal
and Petroleum Act."
R.   A. RENWICK
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C.
3rd January, 1916.
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FOUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
BRITISH INFANTRY BEST
•Germans   Prisoners   Praise   England's
First  Line of Sharpshooters
A superior Russian officer, a prince
well known in Paris society, had the
4uty of questioning German prisoners.
He found that, In their opinion, the
French were superior in artillery, the
Russians in cavalry, and the British
in infantry. "Which is the best infantry?" tlio Itusjian asked. "It is
that which, in proportion to its number, 'kills' the most; then it is the
infantry of the professional English
regiments which came forward at the
beginning of tlie campaign. These
foot soldiers never fired at random,
they aimed as at a target, and have
no equals for landing you a ball in
the skin. The French troops, carried
away by their enthusiasm, seek always the hand-to-hand fighting, where,
indeed, they are terrible. But it is
a general observation that thoy often
fire too high, and we hear their balls
whistle over our heads. The same
observation applies to the Russian infantry.'.'
HUNS KADE FASHIONS
Why Recen. Modes Have Made Paris
Feel  Ashamed
A woman who is designer in Paris
for several leading houses of modes,
says that before the war the most
highly paid and most successful designers of new modes in Paris were
Germans. It is to them this woman
ascribes the extravagant and bizarre
fashions of late years, which carried
caprice into fantasy, and roused the
French people themselves to wonder
if after all their old taste was gone
or going! TLe French caricaturist
Sem, insistea that the modes of Paris
were inspired from Berlin, and poked
fierce sarcasm at his .women-folk for
being such fools a3 not to sue that
they were setting ridiculous fashions.
These German designers vanished
when the war began. This is the
reason, she says, that so few modes
have been launched from Paiis since
the war began.
Manxland's Cad Plight
The utter failure of the Isle of Man
holiday season has disastrously affected the majority of the islanders since
the great war began to drag its weary
length. They depend upon tioliday
makers for their livelihood. There is
a strong feeling in the towns and villages that the Manx Government proposal to grant $250,000 to be advanced
in loans to distressed boarding house
keepers, will be altogether Insufficient
to cope with the situation. Aid from
the Imperial Government has been
suggested.
SIX REEL FEATURE
A film which will be well worth
the time of all interested in Moving pictures is booked to appear
at the Ilo Ilo Theatre on Tuesday,
the 18th. It is a hand coloured
film in six reels and is a picturi-
zation of the play, "Patrie,"
written by Victorien Sardou, the
famous French dramatist. "Pro
Patria" deals with the efforts of
the people of the Netherlands to
throw off the iron rule of Spain,
and the plots and intrigues perpetrated at that time. It was
staged in Louvain, Belgium, the
beautiful city which has. since
been ruined beyond redemption
by German shells. The costuming, arms customs and properties are absolutely accurate, and
the whole production is roost lavish. The acting is truly great,
and the entire six reels grip from
start to finish. This film with
one reel of comedy will be shown
on Tuesday at an admission price
of 15c. for adults. Children over five years 10c. Matinee at 3.30,.
children 5c.
The Annual Hospital Ball, under the auspices of the Wcmens'
Auxiliary of the Cumberland
General Hospital will be held in
the West Cumberland Band Hall
on Wednesday, February 16th.
Tickets, Lady and Gent, $1.50,
extra lady 25c. Refreshments
will be served at midnight. Tickets will be on sale in the course
of a week or two. The ladies as
usual will endeavor to make the
Annual Ball a huge success. Dont
forget the date! Buy a ticket
and assist the ladies in their good
work.
"K" Asks For War's End
"Chatting with a wounded soldlei
at Hyland's Hospital, Chelmsford (a
London Daily News correspondent
says) I asked whether Lord Kitchener
who had spoken to him during his
recent visits had told him when the
war would end. 'No,' replied the
young private, 'he asked if I could
tell him!"'
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Alberta has 1 mile of railroad for
»very 125 persons in the province.
F.Nation, secretary of the British Columbia Branch of the Ca'.O
adian Patriotic Society arrived on
Wednesday and delivered a lecture in the Ilo Ilo theatre the
same evening. The West Cumberland Conservative Band with
their usual generosity was on
hand and played a few patriotic
selections. The public appreciates
the kindness of the band on such
occasions.
Robt, Henderson, manager of
No. 4 mine of the Canadian Collieries is around again having recovered from an attack of la
grippe.
William  Jeffrey Hannay wasi
found dead in bed   on  Thursday1
' moi ning. The deceased gentleman
was in his 62nd year and attended the patriotic meetingthe evening K for,e. Heart failure was the!
cause of death. The funeral will]
take place from Banks undertaking pal lors to-morrow  afternoon j
at 2.;:G. Rev. H. Wilson officiating!
I USE THE TELEPHONE! I
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This is the kind of weather when the telephone is invaluable. It is of utmost service at all
times, but when you do not want to go out, you
can reach anywhere with the aid of the instrument
on the wall.
Your telephone can be used to talk to Nanaimo, Victoria, Vancouver, to Kootenay towns, or
down the coast. There is no such a thing as
distance with the long distance telephone.
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BIG BASKETBALL GAME
A team composed of employees
of the Canadian Collieries Office
staff and the team representing
the City played a fast and evenly
contested game of basketball at
tho West Cumberland Band Hall
last night which resulted in a
victory forthe Canadian Colliery
team by a score 14 to 9. Baker
and Stevens were the outstanding
playerson the winningside while
Dallos and Orr were the stars for
the loosers.
The winners lined up and the
point scored were as follows: -
Nunns and Macintosh,guards—4;
Mr. Stevens, Centre 3; Baket
(Capt) 7, and Hancock forwards.
Any teams wishing a game
with the Canadian Collieries Office team kindly write to the
secretary of the Canadian Collieries Office Basketball Team'Cumberland B. C. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FIVE
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.
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for 2nd Sunday after
Epiphany:
2,30 p.m. Sunday School.
7 p.m., Evensong.
Service   of    Intercession    on
Thursday at 7.45 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 the 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
jj which we have just received.
I Come in any   time and   hear
i as many as you like.
MASTER KEY FINISHED MONDAY, BLACK BOX NEXT.
With next Monday's episode,
the serial story of the Master Key
will end. This has proven to be
an interest holding story all
through the fifteen episodes, and
Ella Hall, the little leading lady,
supported by Robert Leonard and
Daddy Manly, have by their
painstaking work and finished
acting have undoubtedly added
greatly to their hosts of friends
wherever this serial has been
shown.
The next serial, which will follow the Master Key immediately,
will contain another couple of
the most popular leads in Moving
pictures, who have been seen
here frequently. They are Herbert Rawlinson and Anna Little.
Wm. Worthington also has a
prominent part in the cast as
Professor Ashleigh, the scientist,
a man of dual personality, and
Frank MacQuarrie, as Craig, the
man tortured by a horrible secret. Laura Oakley is also seen
as the keen woman detective, and
does some marvelous masculine
impersonating. The serial contains many wonderful marvels
of pcience, used in the detection
of crime, such as the pocket
wireless, Anihaldyte, which explodes in one direction only; the
Phototelsme [moving pictures
by telephone], electric thought
transference, hypnotic confessions, and many other strange
things used by Rawlinson as Sanford Quest, the detective. Among the many thrills are a leap
from a fast express, speeding at
sixty miles an hour; mysterious
hands that clutch the jewels
from a woman's neck in a brilliantly lighted conservatory;leap
from a tower to a mile-a-minute
freight train, and many others.
The story was wiitten by E.
Phillips Oppenheim, who, be-
| cause of his world-wide reputt.-
' tion <tua oupreme standing in the
world of literature refused to
write for screen productions until the Universal Film company
induced him to write the story
of the Black Box at a stupendous
price. The Black Box serial will
start the week following the
Master Key, Look out for the
exact date, and if you enjoy the
movies at all the fifteen episodes
of this .serial will be all too short.
G.A.Fietcher
Music I
22 Commercia
qmpany,
I St., Nanaimo
CUMBERLAND-  HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hoi.' at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MER UFIELD, Proprietor.
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White Cross Electric Stove
THE STOVE OF QUALITY
Guaranteed 5
Years
PRICE
ONLY
$7.50
FOUR IN ONE
TOASTER, GRIDDLE, BROILER
Stove Boils, Toasts, Fries, Broils
Most Practical and Ornamental
Electric Stove on the Market
AN APPROPRIATE AND WELCOME GIFT
JUST  RECEIVED
60 Watt Frosted Nitro Lamps!
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 C©., Ltd. P. O. 314
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ll. Browning, assistant secretary of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir Ltd. arrived from
Victoria  on   Thursdaj evening.
The heavy fall of snow and se- j
vere cold weather has caused
the management of the local!
mines considerable trouble dur-l
ing the past week in moving the'
trains of coal from the minesj.0
Union Bay.    iJf^Bj£9iii ■
Several Chinamen let'Lfor.Chinai
on Friday morning.
oves a Kanaes
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
Magnet Cash Store
P.O. Box 279 Phone 31
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THE TST.ANDER ' I'M .BERLAND, B.C.
FRANCE HONORS GRAVES
Britain's   Heroes  Gratefully   Remembered  by  Law and  People
Discussing the law authorizing the
French Minister of War to acquire in
name and at the expense of the
French State a sufficient amount of
ground for the burial of British and
Belgian soldiers who have fallen in
the war, the Temps take3 the opportunity of eulogizing the British and
the work they have dono. It says:
"The French Government by. this law
undertakes not only the acquisition
but the expense of the enclosure and
upkeep of these cemeteries, if, contrary to all belief, England does not
wish to share the expense. By tlie
passing of the law the entire French
nation participates in the spontaneous
work begun and carried on by peasants and communes wherever British
soldiers have been interred on French
soil. On all sides, but particularly in
the valleys of the Aisne and the
Marne, the tombs Of the British have
been the object of the greatest care,
which has deeply moved the British
people, who are accustomed to reverence for the dead. No matter where
chance has placed these tombs, whether in ploughed field or in a garden,
they are tended with the same amount
of reverence as those of the French
soldiers Interred by the side of their
comrades-in-arms.
"It appears that the good people of
the countryside wished in this particular manner to pay their debt of
gratitude to strangers who, besides
fighting for their town country, have
at the same time contributed by the
sacrifice of their lives to the liberation
of our territory. Our allies will see
here a Just tribute paid to their heroism. Whether fighting on the Aisne
or In Flanders, it is for their own
country that they face death, but it
is upon French soil that their blood
has been shed. We cannot forget
tbat they came and ranged themselves by our side during the dark
hours of adversity. In providing for
the fallen a peaceful burial ground,
where their families may come and
pray, we are merely fulfilling our duty.
We are only knitting more closely the
ties already so close which unite the
two nations ln sentiment, as well as
la policy."
The Essence of Kindness
"He is the most tender-hearted mar
I ever saw."
"Kind to animals?"
"I should say so.    Why, when he
found the family cat insisted on sleeping in the coal bin,  he Immediately
ordered a ton of soft coal."
Unc<e Eph. Remarks;
when th* young fellers gave their gala
loclra •' their hair when they waa
Dourtin', an' after they was married
th' wimmen helped themselves, an' a
feller that eat his pie with his Lnif.-
tLita't have f die a bachelor."
Municipality of the City of Cumberland
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the year 1915:
RECEIPTS.
Trades License $ 2410.00
Sewer Rentals, 1913   62.68
Real Estate i ax   2682.74
Scavenger Fees, April to Dec. 31. 434.06
Scavenger Fees, Jan. to March. 173 25
Dog Tax   92.00
Police Court, Fines and Costs.. 360.45
City Scales  3.00
City Pound  33.50
J. Wa"1 Telephone Account... 6.00
Road Tax  134.00
Fire Protection, riyds.C. C. (D)
Ltd  111.83
Government Grant  1500.00
Total Receipts $ 8,003.51
Debit Balance     1370.70
Total     9374.21
EXPENDITURES.
Unpaid Checks Dec. 31., 1914.    $ 1861.64
Sundries,
Insurance $   90.00
Police Uniform .... 38.00
Patriotic Funds.... 65.00
Sundry Amounts ..     72.95
Total Sundries ... 265.95
Street Account  188.25
Stable Account
Fe;d   $329.45
Waggon       70.00
Blankets and Rep....    24.50
Blacksmithing      59.15
Water Company       6.75
A. H. Peacey J    1.50
Total  491.35
Office Account  88.89
Advertising  88.90
Legal Expenses  87.50
Election Expenses   81.24
J. Ward, Salary  960.00
T. Conn, Salary  1080.00
A. MacKinnon  420.00
E. W. Bickle  300.00
Street Light and Repairs, 13 Mos. 610.75
Scavanger Account  36.45
Dog Tags  3.10
Interest Account  143.55
Fire Protection. 2 Hydrants
Installed, 2SuppliedC. C. (D) L 398.32
Police Court  55.10
City Scales Inspection   3.50
City Pound  20.00
Fuel Account  5.50
Tool Account  5.05
Isolation Hospital (Nursing)  — 57.40
J. Ward, House Telephone  19.05
Health Account  19.30
Repairing Drains  39.75
City Hall Stove  9.25
City Jail, Cot & Blankets   11.75
Road Tax Refund      4.00
Cost of PubHc and High School .. 2018.67
Total Expenditure -  9,374.21
Total City Revenue to Dec.  ~- Balance Checks unpaid Dec.
31st.,1915    8003.51 3lst., 1914 ... $ 1861,64
'                     Nett City Expenditure 1915. ...    5493.90
Debit Balance  $ 1370.70 Costpf fublic and High School    2018.67
  Total City Expenditures to
Total     9374.21 Dec. 31st., 1915 $ 9374.21
ASSETS
Taxes, arrears to Dec. 31., 1914 $
Int. on same to Dec. 31., 1915 .
Taxes outstanding for 1915. ...
2260,33
180.21
•2682.73
LIABILITIES.
Oyercollection School Rates 1913      83.43
UnpaidChecksonHandjDec.31-15 1370.70
Total taxes outstanding   $   5123.27
Scavenger rates outstanding — 592.25
Sewer rental, 1913  493.91
Team Horses  350.00
Waggons, Sleighs, Harness, Tools 250.00
Sewer Pipes  50.00
Isolation Hospital and Equipment 600.00
City Buildings and Lots  2000.00
Fire Hall Apparatus    1200.00
Safe  250.00
Traders License unpaid
L.J. Aston   $ 2.50
F. Lighter  10.00
C. Russell    2.50
15.00
Total Assets $10,909.43
$   1454.13
I hereby certify that I have examined the books and
accounts of the City of Cumberland for the year ending Dec.
31st, 1915, and find them correct and as set forth above.
J. STEWART, Auditor.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regalatkms
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
n Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
< he Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
tories and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of tweuty-one years at an annual rental of
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,600 acres
will be leased to one applioant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applioant 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 le«[al 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 $6 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on tha
merchantable output of tbe mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for tbe full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least onee a year. 11
The lease will inolude tbe ooal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
flO.OOanacre.
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 Lends.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of Hie Interior.
N.B—Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hederson, Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
MAROCCHI BEOS.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland THU;  ISLANDER, U"
» Ml .
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
****m*m*a***************m
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D. D.C.L., President
JOHN AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES, Ass't General Manaeer
SEVEN
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account Small accounts
mre welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by tbe survivor. S50
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
<Wfti
117_ 11»%» «%Atsc Beauty may be only skin deep;
YV alipaperS but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15^ a double roll, to the best ingrains.
DUN8MUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, *% C.
Phone 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
IF5
We Recom-
mend the
use of
'QUEEN'
BEER.
A beer you can't help liking—30
mild, so pure, so very g,d( d.
Every possible precaution is taken
in the brewing and bottling.  Ask
at the hotels for|QUEEN BEER,
—you'lPlike it.
Pilsener Brewing Co.,
Cumberland,B.C.
il'iiii
jrai'-ii" "■ ii
O  ITS  T<
*-.    ;$-;    Her*
L AYR ITZ   NURS ^ i **>,
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—sll home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for'the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[ESTABLISHED 24 YEARS.]
A MAN OF UNTOLD WEALTH
I
1
Ameer    of    Bokhara    Has    Largest
Private  Hoard  in the World
The largest private hoard in the
world is probably owned by the
Ameer of Bokhara, the Russian vassal
State in Central Asia. According to
the Turkesstanskive Kraj the Ameer
possesses in his stronghold a vault 315
feet long, 45 feet wide and 20 high,
completely filled with gold ban and
coined gold.
Some years ago the Ameer had
another vault built to hold his savings,
and the new storehouse is now also
almost full. There is at the Bokharan
court an enormous cash book, which
has served for generations and in
which all revenues and expenditures
are supposed to be put down, but also
for generations lt has never been
checked with the "cash in hand."
Grafting is the easiest thing in the
world in Bokhara. The Ameer's officials draw no salary. They are appointed on the understanding that
they must keep themselves on what
they can make out of their arduous
offices. Then thero is a small contribution toward the upkeep of the Russian police in the protectorate and
the maintenance of the Bokharan
"army," which has shrunk to a mere
bodyguard.
The Ameer's annual savings, it is
calculated, amount to more than |8,-
000,000 a year.
Lloyd-George's "Man of Push"
This picture of Mr. D. A. Thomas is
the only one iof which the representative of the British Minister of
Munitions specially posed during
his visit to Canada.
China Must Rely on Self
Hitherto the postage stamps of the
Chinese Post Offices were ordered
from foreign countries. In view of tlio
war in Europe, it has become difficult
for the Government to import now
supplies. The Ministry of Finance has
decided that postage stamps are to
be manufactured ancl printed by the
Government Engraving Bureau at
Peking.
Italy's national emblem is the lily.
Three million square miles have
been added to the British Empire
since the war started.
One ship in the British fleet in the
North Sea is required to be always
Vn touch   with the Admiralty.
NOW STOP!
Do not throw this adv. away,
--the most important announcement is still to come.
Do you realize what this
means to you ? 1 It means
that you will always have
that neat, clean-cut, well-
groomed effect. 1 Your
clothes will always look as
if they had just come from
the tailor's, spic and span,
neat, refined and giving the
impression of prosperity
and business power.
Remember I call for and
deliver the goods.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
NOTICE.
Effective from oct. 1st, 1914.
Nojgames 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 VV. Bickle
NOTARY  PUBLIC
FINANCIAL   AND   INSURANCE   AGENT
PHONES; OFFICE.  3-5     RESIDENCE 7-3
P.O. DRAV/ER   430
OFFICE:   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE..   CUMBERLAND *
EIGHT
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOWN      TOPICS
FOR SALE-At A.R.Kierstead's
Blacksmith Shop, 5 sets Marke
Sleds, $40,00 and up; also auto
wheels repaired.
Thomas Bickle left for Nanaimo on Wednesday morning.
Miss Evans is confined to her
home with la grippe.
J. G. Blanch has returned to
Cumberland and obtained employment in the local mines.
John Robertson 'has left for
Vancouver to take a six months
course in telegraphy,
D. C. Macfarlane of the Canadian Collieries Office staff is on
the sick list,
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Thornley
of Bevan left for Ladysmith on
Friday morning.
To-day is pay-day for the employees of the Canadian Collieries
Dunsmuir Ltd.
John Cunliffe left for Nanaimo
on Friday morning to work in
the mines of that place.
Mrs. J. H. Macmillan will receive for the first time since her
marriage on Tuesday, January
18th, 1916.
Mrs. C, D, Hobbs left for Victoria on  Monday and will   not
return to Cumberland until the
end of January.
Born—On Friday, Jan. 14th, to
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bate of
Third Street, a son.
Rev. A. and Mrs.'Nuns of Metchosin left for home on Friday
morning after a ten days visit to
Mr, and Mrs. L. W. Nunns.
David Stephenson,f|Provincial
Chief of Police for this district,
and Inspector Wynn visited
Courtenay on Thursday,
The attendance at the public
school has decreased fifty per
cent during the past week caused
by sickness due to the exceptionally cold weather.
His Honor Judge Barker arrived on Tuesday evening and held
County Court here on Wednesday
and returned to Nanaimo on
Thursday.
A meeting is to be held in the
basement of the Presbyterian
Church next Friday evening for
the purpose of forming a corp of
Girl Guides.
The Vicar of Cumberland having aiso been placed in charge of
the parish of Comox and Lazo,
announces that for the future
there will be no 11 o'clock service
in Holy Trinity Church, except
whtn specially announced.
CUMBERLAND NIGHT SCHOOL.-The
Spring clashes ; rj now commencing and
students are urged io take up the desired
course from the start. Mondays, domestis
science, cooking, ambulance, mining, elementary geology. Tuesdays, mining, 3rd
class firebosses certificate. Wednesdays,
electricity. Fridays, domestic science,
sewing, arithmetic and mensuration. Note
books and pencils are required by students.
**e-*-^\
THE   BIG   STORE
NUAL-
SALE
Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Etc.
SALE COMMENCES SATURDAY, JAN. 15
And lasts for ONE WEEK ONLY
TERMS CASH
TERMS CASH
i
IT WELL PAY TO BUY YOUR SUPPLIES NOW
Ladies' Sweater Coats
Ladies' Striped Sweater Coats, made of the very
best material, regular .$7.95. -»« qj-
Sale Price   Jp«J."D
Ladies' Millinery
Your choice of any hat in the store at half price,
some at less.
Tablecloths, etc.
Pure Linen Table Napkins, 5 doz seconds *•■ ac
(slight defects hardly noticable) a doz. «pl."5
Beautiful White Tablecloths, 60x80,        *- «-
Sale Price        $1.Z5
Kitchen Tabling, 52 inches wide,    oe j
^unbleached. Sale Price    oOC a yd.   '
'•■*-;i **
Striped Flannellette, near a yard 0     ,    a- _a
wide.   Special for this Sale O yds. $ 1 .UU
Pure Linen Apron Gingham,   —     ,     ***.* AA
blue and white check,       7 yds. $1.UU
Curtain Muslins, in a ver/ large variety, at very
reasonable prices.
Children's Wool Hats
Ladies' and Children's Wool Hats, about 3 oj?
dozen, values to 95c. Sale Price OOC
■■
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
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