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VOL. V., No. 42
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JAN. 9. 1915.
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Subscription price, $2.00 per year
FREE PRESS
Despatch Rider of the British Army
The Nanaimo Free Press on
Thursday, December 31st, appeared on the street with a double
column flash head, "'Rumored
Closing of mines at Cumberland
and Extension," with two lines
to support the large bold type,
which says*. "Reports are current
in the city today that the mines
at Cumberland and Extension are
to close down on Monday morning
next."
The Islander man upon seeing
those bold headlines in the Free
Press, immediately got busy and
obtained an interview with Mr.
J. R. Lockard, General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., and produced the large headlines in
question,
Mr. Lockard, upon reading the
article contained therein, said in
a very affable manner: "Inform
the public that there is absolutely
no truth in the rumor. Our mines
are working as usual. Give the
rumor an emphatic denial."
Taking it for granted that the
Free Press man did hear such a
rumor upon the streets of Nanaimo, we are of the opinion that
the Free Press should first have
considered the source of their information and then ascertained
the facts. The article in question
deals entirely with the financial
standing of the Canadian Northern Railway Company, a company
which has absolutely no connection whatever, with the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.
We assume the Free Press has a
telephone in its office, although
there are some newspaper men in
this district who are not that far
advanced in modern office equipment. But the Free Press has
one, and it would have been an
easy matter, to have secured the
information that would have set
the rumor at rest, and prevented
them from exhibiting such canard
susceptibilities.
The fact'of the matter is that
whenever theFree Press imagines
that there is a chance to do Cumberland an injustice, even to a
street rumor, they avail themselves of the opportunity. We
deplore the seemingly hostile
feeling towards us.
We can further assure the Free
Press that the Comox coal at
Cumberland and the Wellington
coal at Extension comes to the
surface today just the same as it
did a quarter of a century ago,
but under improved conditions in
the hoisting apparatus. Electricity has taken the place of steam
in all the mines but No. 6, and a
250 h.p. motor is in process of installation at the present time,
which, when completed, will put
these mines as regards equipment
of machinery far in advance of
any other in the province.
We trust the Free Press will
inform its readers that there is no
truth in the rumor that was printed in large headlines, and do us
the favor we deserve,
DESPATCH KIDER SEIZES ANHTHER'S CYCLE TO CARRY GENERAL'S MESSAGE.
British despatch rider, whose machine has broken down, holds up a civtlian motor cyclist with his revolver und
' commandeers his machine.   Then he completes his journey, leaving the civilian to make the.best he can out
of the enforced trade of mounts.
POLICE COMMISSIONERS
Mayor Campbell presided over
a full board of police commissioners on Wednesday evening in the
council chambers.
The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and adopted.
A letter from the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd,, was
read, ottering to pay half the co?t
of a nightwatchman for the city.
It was decided to canvass the
merchants and recommend the
council to appoint a nightwatchman.
City Constable Ward presented
his annual report, as follows:—
Convictions  24
Cautioned  6
Dismissed 3
Total cases 33
ANALYSIS,
Pointing weapon.. 1
Dangerous weapon 1
Inflicting grievous harm 1
Receiving stolen property.  1
Stealing... 1
Assault...  1
Cruelty to animals. 2
Violation of Liquor Act 2
Disorderly behaviour 14
Threatening....  2
Drunk and driving horse 1
Drunk and incapable  1
Infraction of by-law  1
Total   .33
Fines and costs to the amount
of $368.20 were inflicted and
collected.      James Ward,
City Constable.
Several men are now engaged
at No. 6 mine of the Canadian
Collieries, installing a 250 h.p.
electric hoist. In a few days No.
6 hoisting machinery will be
changed from steam to electric.
LITERARY  AND DEBATING
SOCIETY.
The Monday night meetings of
the Association seem to be gaining in interest and attendance
each meeting. On last Monday
evening the subject was, "Is
Women's Suffrage beneficial to
the community?" and instead of
the usual sides being taken, the
subject took the form of a "round
the table" discussion. Most of
those present had something to
say for or against the subject,
and as the pros and cons were
brought forth the interest in the
matter was speedily gaining,
until it was realised that the subject was so good all were in favor
of having a proper debate on the
subject next meeting,
The following will take the lead
in the debate on Monday next:—
Affirmative—Mrs. Hood, Miss
Fowlie and Mr. Bannerman.
Negative—Mr. Coates, Mr. J.
Brown and Mr. Gallaher.
From the talk and the Interest
shown round town the meeting
on Monday night will be the most
interesting and exciting yet.
A cordial invitation is extended
to all who want to spend a pleasant and entertaining evening.
The meeting ia called for eight
o'clock p.m.
The subject for to-morrow
evening in the Methodist Church
will be, "The Synagogue people
thrusting the Lord out of the
city," a pre-election sermon.
Frank Sawford, of Union Bay,
Chief Electrical Engineer for the
Canadian Collieries, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the city.
David Stephenson, Provincial
Chief Constable, arrived here on
Thursday evening.
SUTTIE PAID PENALTY
Robert Suttie was hanged at
the provincial gaol, Victoria, on
Tuesday morning. He maintained to the last that his shooting of
Richard Hargreaves, road foreman at Oyster River on May 14
last, was accidental.
The hanging was the first at
the new gaol in Wilkinson Road.
Only the officials, representatives
of the press and a few others
were admitted. Suttie, who
maintained his cheerfulness until
the last, he slept well Monday
night. He walked to the scaffold
unassisted and showed no indica-
cation whatever of nervousness.
He made no final statement. Life
was extinct in twelve minutes.
Rev. J. G. Inkster spent the
night with the condemned man
and accompanied him on the scaffold which was erected in a
recess between two wings of the
building, Ellis was the hangs-
man.
The crime for which the
extreme penalty was exacted was
the shooting of Richard Hargreaves, a road foreman at Oyster
River, on May 14 last. There
were several witnesses to the
tragedy. Suttie, who worked on
Ihe roads, ami Hargreaves had an
altercation.Evidence was brought
out at the trial at the Nanaimo
assises last October to show that
Suttie, after the trouble, walked
some distance for his gun and
approached the spot where Hargreaves was at work. Two shots
were fired, the last one enteiing
Continued un page three.
MR. THOS. E. BATE
IN THE FIELD
There was a good attendance
at the City Hall last evening. Mr.
J. Biggs presided, and Mr. F.
Frazer Watson was appointed
recording secretary.
Nominations were called, which
resulted in the following ticket
being chosen:—
For Mayor, Mr, Thos. E. Bate.
For Aldermen, Alex. Maxwell,
Hugh Mitchell, Edwin Ashcroft,
and James Stewart.
For school trustee, A. Maxwell.
The nominees were called to the
platform and Mr. T. E. Bate and
Aldermen Maxwell and Mitchell
responded.
Mr. Bate, in thanking the audience for the nomination, said he
appreciated it because it was fair
and above board. It was a public
meeting and had been well advertised. The public attended
and were free to nominate whom
they thought fit. It was not a
hole and corner affair run by a
small clique. He intended to hold
a meeting on Wednesday evening
j in the Cumberland Hall when he
would expound his views to the
I electorate. Under present conditions whoever were elected
could not hope to accomplish
j much. If elected he assured them
that the office would receive his
\ very best attention.
Aid. Maxwell said he had not
intended to run again, but he did
not consider it good for a community to have an administration all
of one mind. He thanked them
for the nomination and hoped to
speak at Mr. Bate's meeting on
Wednesday evening.
Hugh Mitchell also spoke.
HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
Cumberland and Comox District
Hospital held their annual meeting a. the residence of Mrs. Harry
Bryan   on   Thursday   evening,
when the following officers were
re-elected for the ensuing year :
President, Mrs, Alex McKinnon
Vice- President, Mrs. A. Cameron
Secretary, Mrs.   Geo.  K.  MacNaughton
Treasurer, Mrs. Harry Bryan
The ladies decided to hold the
hospital ball in the West Cumber-
berland Band Hall on Friday
evening, February 12th, St.
Valentine's Day falling on a
Sunday. The dance will be by
invitation and thc price will be
$1.50 per couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bell are the
proud parents of a baby girl.
The local mines are working as
usual this week.
Chas. Heraper, of Sandwick,
who has been ill in the local hospital, left on Tuesday for his
home. Mr. Heraper speaks very
highly of the hospital staff. IWO
THE ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND. B. C.
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Published every Saturday at Cumberland, Vancouver Island, B.C., by
THE 1SLANBER PRINTING ANB PUiLISHING COMPANY
Subscription: $2.t», payable in advance.    Advertising Rates furnished
on applicatiun.
To Corrp"*a*oiide»U : The Editor dees nut ..aid himself responsible for
">»wif>, ■■*****i by correspondents. Ns letters will be published in the
'ilawt*^* *-**"»pt ever tke writer's signature.   The Editor reserves the
right to refuse publications!' any letter.
SATURDAY,   JANUARY 9th, 1915.
VWe are on the eve of a period of unusual
rW prosperity. Throw your heart and soul
into a campaign lhat will elect the men for office
who stand for a better and greater Cumberland,
who will start at once under a carefully devised
system with a well-defined purpose, and a determination to work with the utmost diligence to
that end. We know that should some of the men
be elected who are on the City Voters' League
ticket it will be the means of having an up-to-date
pound by-law, making it prohibitive at all times of
the day or night for cows and horses to roam at
large, as in the past, devouring flowers and plants
of those who are desirous of beautifying their
places. Several other matters are under consideration with a view to beautifying the city of Cumberland.
FROM SIR ROBERT BORDEN'S SPEECH
■;.JDoiNTED paragraphs from Sir Robert Borden's
itP great speech at Halifax, N.S., December 18:
" Including Home Guards and other unofficial
military organizations, about 120,000 Canadians
are now under arms.
A great task has been forced upon our Empire
and it has not been lightly undertaken. Canada
in common with the other Dominions will do her
part in seeing that it is properly and thoroughly
performed.
There has not been, there will not be, compulsion or conscription. Freely and voluntarily
the manhood of Canada stands ready to fight beyond the seas in this just quarrel for the Empire
and its liberties.
Our tribute is due to Admiral Craddock and
those who went down with him, among them four
young Canadians, fighting to the last against overwhelming odds. That defeat has since been
amply wiped out.
I fix no limit on the force we shall send forward, for no man can predict with confidence what
the ultimate need may be. The preservation of
our Empire is worth fighting for, and Canada is
prepared to send all that is necessary.
With 8,000 men engaged in garrison and outpost duty, 33,000 beyond the seas, and 50,000
under arms in Canada, as many more waiting for
the opportunity to enlist and tens of thousands
training in Home Guards and similar military organizations, the races which make up the population of this Dominion have shown that they are
not decadent.
We have no lasting quarrel with the German
people, who have great qualities and whoseachieve-
ments in every important sphere of human progress are conspicuous, but who are temporarily
misled by the militarism of Prussia, but we will
fight to the death against the vain attempt of an
arrogant militarist oligarchy to imoose upon the
world its ideals of force and violence and to achieve
its unworthy purpose by "blood and iron."
To the Electors of the City of
Cumberland, B.C.:
I have the honour to present myself as a
candidate for Mayor at the forthcoming civic
elections.
I devoted my time and energy serving your
interests as an alderman, and I assure you
should I* be your choice as Mayor I will, to the
best of my ability, ancl in a consciencious
manner, advance the welfare of the municipality.
Yours sincerely,
Chas. Parnham
Important Auction Sale
HARDY & BISCOE will sell by auction for J. C. Judd, who
is leaving to rejoin his regiment, on
Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 1915
The whole of the Household Furniture,
Piano, Horse and Buggy, Chickens, Etc.,
also the Dwelling House with 10 acres of
land, and 2 Building Lots on the beach, all
situate at Royston. The whole of the above
will be sold without any reserve whatever.'
Full particulars later.
HARDY & BISCOE,
Real Estate and Auctioneers     COURTENAY
Magnet Cash Store
STOVES and RANGES
Fiii'iiiturtsOockery
Enamelware.Paints
Oils,
Edison & Columbia
GRAPHOPHONES
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
Mrs.B.G.Crawford
DEALER IN
HAY, FLOUR &
GENERAL FEED
BARN IS NOW FULLY STOCKED AND IMMEDIATE
DELIVERY CAN BE MADE *„.
Warehouse, Courtenay
Phone Y91 and R99
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS-No Orientals, Agents, or
Solicitors employed.
T. D. McLEAN
Watchmaker and  Jeweller
Jewellery, Silver &
a large stock of Cut
Glass to choose
from. Clocks and
Watches, all grades.
FRANK HANNAFORD
Expert Watchmaker
late of O. B. Allan,
Vancouver, is in
charge of repairs.
Workmanship
guaranteed. Prices
Moderate. All the
Latest Books, Magazines, Weekly and
Daily Papers on sale
T. D. McLEAN
THE LEADING JEWELLER
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HOTEL UNION
OPPOSITE HALLWAY  STATION
First Class in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
When In Ciiiiilioiliiml malm the Union -mm Imlimnrtoni
New England Hotel
EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION
RATES REASONABLE
EVERYTHING    MODERN
JOSEPH  WALKEE,   Proprietor.
Lunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland
B.C.
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THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B. V.
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FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAISID.B.G.
Phone 67
Agent for llie
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alox lli'inlfrsLiii, Proprietor
I'M,mutt's ninl Doattm* finni-.*...-..
■rn A|)plli-utioii
Latest Millinery
Mrs. John Gillespie
West Cumberland
FIRE   INSURANCE
Tor absolute protection
write a policy in the London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co., of Liverpool.
Total Assets
S26,788,930.
W.   WILLARD,
LOCAL
AGENT
F.   LIGHTER
PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER
JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN
SPECIALIST ON ENGLISH LEVER
AND SWISS WATCHES.
ILO-ILO   THEATRE   BLOCK
Dummuir Avenue.
SUTTIE PAID PENALTY
Continued from page one
Hargreaves' back, Hargreaves
died shortly after.
Suttie's defence was that he
had no intention of killing Hargreaves, and that the gun was
discharged accidentally. Against
this the prosecution advanced the
; fact that the gun had been fired
twice.
The trial was held before Mr.
Justice Murphy, W. H. Bullock-
Webster, of Victoria, being crown
prosecutor. An appeal was made
to Ottawa, but it failed, the
message reachingSheriffRichards
that the sentence of the trial
judge was to be carried out.
During his stay at the provincial
gaol (he being one of those
moved from Nanaimo after the
opening of the new institution)
Suttie was known as a most exemplary prisoner. He was always
cheerful. His spiritual adviser
throughout was the Rev. J, G.
Inkster. Suttie always maintained that the shooting was accidental. He did not complain that
the law was too hard on him, but
he felt that the death sentence
should not have been imposed for
the crime. He was thoroughly
penitent for anv wrong he hsd
committed and stated that if it
was God's will that he should
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MAROCCHI BROS.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsenee Beer
Cumberland   Courtenay
die, he had nothing to say against
it. As an indication of his contrition, when Sheriff Richards
asked him on the scaffold if he
had anything to say, he repeated
the Lord's prayer throughout.
Suttie was a native of Scotland. He was 46 years of age
and unmarried. He had one
brother in Canada, who visited
him once in the Nanaimo gaoi.
but who has since not been heard
of.
WOMEN'S PATRIOTIC
SOCIETY.
A committee meeting of the
above society will be held on
Tuesday next at 3 p.m. sharp, in
the Oddfellows' Hall. Thc Hall
will be open for the distribution
of work from 3 to 5 p. m., as
formerly. A parcel was sent to
Vancouver last week containing:
10 flannel shirts, 17 hospital night
shirts, 2 pairs of socks, 8 knitted
helmets and 8 flannel bands.
When visiting Cumberland stay at the
Cumberland   Hotel
Dunsmuir Avenue
Fir^t Class Hotel at Moderate Kates
Guests have every comfort.
Excellent Cuisine.
WILLIAM  MERRIF1ELD,  Ploprietor.
THE CANADIAN BANK
v OF COMMERCE
CAPITAL, $15,C
REST, $13,500,000
The regular meeting of the
Conservative Association will be
held in the Oddfellows' Hall on
Tuesday evening, January 12th.
The recently incorporated city
of Courtenay has about one
hundred electors with seventeen
or more candidates for office.
MONEY ORDERS
Issued by The Canadian Bank of Commerce, arc a safe, convenient
and inexpensive method of remitting small sums of money. These
Orders, payable without charge at any bank in Canada (except in
the Yukon Territory) and in the principal cities of the United States,
are issued at the following rates :
$5 and under       ...       3 centt
Over Sand not exceeding $10      .       *   "
■I      10 aa a. 3| , Jo     >•
»    30      " " 59      .      IS   "
REMITTANCES ABROAD
•lion.-, be made by means ol our SPECIAL. FORKIGN DRAFTS aad MONEY
ORDERS.   Issued without delaj at reasonable rates.
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CUMBERLAND BRANCH.      W. T.   WHITE, Manager.
Capital Paid Up *"*U,560,000
Keserve Fund 513,500,000
THE ROYAL BANK
OF CANADA
CHARLES   G.   CALLIN,
ACCOUNTANT AND AUDITOR.
ESTATES MANAGED
RENTS  COLLECTED
LAND REGISTRY WORK A SPECIALTY.
PHONES 42 & 48 COURTENAY, B. C.
Is now open for
business in the
Willard Block
Dunsmuir Ave.
I
TAKEN
DAY OR
NIGHT
First Class Work Guaranteed
at Low Prices.
Enlarging a
Specialty
Films Developed for Amateurs
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER *
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
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.
[ESTABLISHED 24 YEARS.]
Drafts issued, in any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS and Interest at highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards.
Cumberland, B.C. Branch.
Courtenay, B.C.
Union Bay, B.C,
D. M. Morrison, Manager
.R. H. Hardwicke,   "
F. Bosworth,
ITH  heartiest greetings
and best wishes for a
Happy and Prosperous
New Year.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
5  Phone14	
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
Wellington Colliery Railway Company
TIME  TABLE   No.  1.
EFFECTIVE   OCTOBER   1st.   1914.
READ   UP,
STATIONS
READ    DOWN
Sat.
Fri.
Thur.
Wud.
Tue.
Mon.  :   Sun.
Sun.    ; Mon.
Tues.
Wed.
Thurs.
Fri.    Sal.
4.35 p.m.
7.35 p.m.
4.35 p.m.
7.35 p.m.
4.35 pm.
4,35 p.m, 9.35 a.m.
1
Cumberland
7.00 a.m. ' A.M.
1.00 p.m.   10:30
2:00 p.m.
A.M.
10:30
A.M.
7:00
A.M. j A.M.
10;30 ;   7:00
4.10 p.m. 7.10 p.m. 4.10 p.m.
7.10 p.m.
4.10 p.m.4,10 p,m, 9.10 a.m.
Bevan
7.25 a.m.
1.25 p.m.   10,55
2.25 p.m.
10:5.
7:25
10:55 j   7:25
4.05 p.m. 7.05 p.m.4.05 p.m.
7.05 p.m.
4.05 p.m. 4.05 p.m. 9.05 a.m.
Puntledge
7.30 a.m,
1.30 p.m.   11:00
2:30 p.m.
11:00
7:30
11:00    7:30
■1.00 p.m. 7.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.
7.00 p.m.
4.00 p.m. 4,00 p.m, 9.00 a.m.
II
(0 Lake Trail Road
7.35 a.m.
1.30 p.m.
11:05
2;35 p.m.
11:05
7:35
11:05
7:35
3.55 p.m. 6.55 p.m. 3.55 p.m.
6.55 p.m.
3.55 p.m. 3,55 p,m,
8.55 a.m.
(f)Courtenay Road
7.40 a.m.
1,40p.m.
11:10
2:40 p.m.
11:10
7:10
11:10
7:40
3.50 p.m. 6.50 p.m.
3.50 p.m.
6.50 p.m.
3.50 p.m. 3.50 p,m.
8.50 a.m.
(f)    Minto Road
7.45 a.in.
1.45 p.m,   11:15
2:45 p.m.
11:15
7:45
11:15
7:45
3.45 p.m. 6.45 p.m.
3.45 p.m.6.45 p.m.
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3.45 p.m. 3.45 p.m.
8.45 a.m.
Royston
7:50 a.m.
1:50 p.m.   11:20
2:50 [i.iii,
11:20
7:50
11:20
7:50
3.30 p.m. 6.30 p,m.
3.30 p.m. 6.30 p.m.
3.30 p.m. 3,30 p.m.
8.30 a.m.
Union Bay
8:00 a.m,!
2:00 p.m.   11:35
1
3.00 p.m,
11*35
8:00
11:35
8:00
An extra train will leave Cumberland for Bevan on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:30 p. m.
Stations marked (f) are dag stops only.
Wellington Colliery Railway Company. FOUR
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TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CORPORATION
OF THE CITY OF CUMBERLAND
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Having been requested by a large number of
electors to offer myself as a candidate for mayor,
and after careful consideration, I decided to accept
the nomination tendered me at a public meeting
held in the City Halt on Friday evening. I have
served you seven years as alderman. If elected I
will look after the best interests of the city and
citizens, and will do my duty without fear or favor.
I will address you publicly and go fully into
the matter before election day.
Soliciting your votes and influence for a thorough business and up-to-date method of conducting
the affairs of your city.
I am, Yours respectfully,
THOMAS E. BATE.
Final Clearance
of all
MILLINERY
No reserve in this lot, every hat offered at a
tremendous reduction.
A special assortment of all hats, value to -S4.50
Your choice of any hat. in stock up to
this price for
95 cents
Remember the price
Any hat in stock, values from $4.50 up to .flOO
to he thrown out nt
$1.95
Do not make ony mistake and bo on time.
No Reserve
Every hot on side, and these prices should effect
the result desired.
Simon Leiser & Co.
LIMITED
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
TO PROVIDE WORK
FOR UNEMPLOYED
A special meeting of the council was held on Thursday evening
to confer with Mr. Fleming, who
represented the provincial govern
ment, in regard to relieving the
destitution existing in this city.
The mayor presided over a full
council, and there were also present Mr, Fleming and David
Stephenson, Provincial Chief
Constable of this district.
Mr. Fleming said he had visited
cities all over the province to see
how they were looking after the
unemployed. He would like to
know if the council had any proposals to make. If they had any
improvements to make of a permanent nature the provincial
government would guarantee the
bonds or debentures. The assistance the government proposed to
give would be in the nature of a
loan. Conditions were bad all
over the province, and it was
necessary to get down to a working basis.
After some discussion it was
pointed out to Mr. Fleming that
the city had difficulty in meeting
current expenses, and could not
undertake to repay any meney
the government may grant.
Considering the small area of
the city and the restricted source
of revenue Cumberland was an
exceptional case, Mr. Fleming
said he would place the matter
before the executive at Victoria.
It was a case of relieving destitution, and he asked what was the
least amount the city could do
with until March, when matters
might be expected to improve.
A committee was formed, composed of the mayor, the members
of the board of works, city clerk
and Mr. Mills, to investigate the
matter and report by mail to Mn
Fleming.
COMOX ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.
A Court of Revision and Appeal
under the provisions of the "Tax
ation Act" and "Public Schools
Act," in respect of the assess-
ment rolls for the year 1915, will
be held at the Conrthouse. Cum-
berland, on Wednesday, January j
20th, 1915, at 10 o'clock in the |
forenoon.
Dated at Cumberland,  B. C,
31st December, 1914.
JOHN BAIRD,
Deputy Assessor.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE
CITY OF CUMBERLAND*.
We respectfully solicit your
vote and influence at the forthcoming municipal elections for
Aldermen. If elected we will
do all in our power to advance the
welfare of the city.
T. E. Banks
John Brown
T. H. Carey
J. W. Cooke
Robert Henderson
D. R. MacDonald
CORRESPONDENCE.
To the Editor of the ISLaUJDER:
Dear Sir,—A letter recently
received in Cumberland from a
private of the29thBattalion, (Vancouver), has set afloat some very
injurious rumors regarding the
circumstances under which ex-
Private John Bird of Cumberland
took his discharge from that Battalion. In order to correct the
injustice that is being done to
Mr. Bird may I ask you to publish
the enclosed letter from the Captain of the Battalion, which is
sufficient answer to all gossip.
The following is the letter received:—
Vancouver, B.C., Jan. 5th, 1915.
To A. J. Bird, Esi*., Cumberland, B'C:
Dear Sir,**-Your son, Private John Bird,
received his discharge from the a.9th Battalion, C E. F., at his own request, to join
the B.C. Horse at Victoria, lie was not
paraded before the Battalion, nor anywhere else, with the remarks made in
your letter. He received a clean discharge
from the regiment
T. E. CASKEY, Captain.
Thanking you for your courtesy
in this matter.
Respectfully yours,
Arthur Bird.
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, Wednesday evening 8.30.
Pastor, Rev. Jas. Hood.
Methodist Church.
Service, 7 p.m.
Bible Study   (Sunday  School),
i   2.30 p.m.
j Young People's Society, Monday
|   7-30 p.m.
! Prayer Meeting, Wednesday at
7.30 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday, 7.30 p.m.
I Ladies' Aid Society, First Tues-
I   day of each month at7.30 p.m.
iRev, Wm. Elliott, B. A., Pastor.
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for Sunday next:
8.30 a. m., Holy Communion
11 a.m., Matins
7 p.m., Evensong.
The special preacher on Sunday
will be the Right Rev. Lord
Bishop of Columbia.
Arthur Bischlager, Vicar.
Practical Carriage and Wagon
Builders.
General  Blacksmiths.      Horse-
Shoeing  a specialty.   Auto
Wheels Kebuilt, or
Repaired.
Any kind of Body built to order.
All Work Guaranteed.
MARKET SLEIGHS IN STOCK
Keirstead & Burton
P.O. Box 410   Cumberland, B.C.
A..*,' '    .",..(
COAL MINKS REGULATION
ACT.
BOARD Ol* EXAMINERS
-VOTICI** IS HEREBY GIVEN
^ that the following constitute tho
Board ot KxaniinoiH for tho Cumberland Collieries during lhe year 1915—
Appointed liy the Owners, Charles
Pai'tiham
Alternates, Frank .iaync**, Hugh
Sloan,
Appointed hy tin* Lieutenant Gov
eri-nr in Council, John '!. Biggs.
Elected hy the minis, Alfred,
Odgers.
Alternates, John Slonn, Richard
Saunders. s
All reisous interest*d uiuy obtain
full information hy applying to the
Secretary of the Boar I, Mr. John (i.
Bigg?, Cumberland, B.C.
Note—-Alternates act as members of
the Board in the absence of those
regularly appointed or eleoted to act
thereon.
1UC1IAUD McllRTDE
Minister of Mines.
Bated the Hist December, 1911.
TIMBER SALE X212.
SEALED TENDERS will be received by the Minister of
Lands not later than noon on the
10th day of February, 1915, for
the purchase of Licence X 212, to
cut 12,375,000 feet of timber, located on Cracrnft Island, Range
One, Coast District,
Five (5) years will be allowed
for the removal of the timber.
Further particulars of the Chief
Forester, Victoria. B.C.     dcl2-8
J. R. Lockard, General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries, returned from a visit to
Ladysmith on Thursday evening.
Music   Books,
Suitable for gifts for
Musical Friends:
Empire Song Folio... (107 songs) 75c.
World's Largest (150 songs) 75c.
Giant King (100 piano solos) 75c.
Mammoth.... .(100 piano solos) 75c.
(Postage on each, 20c.)
Music of all kinds at the
Sheet Music Department,
DAVID SPENCER, Ltd.,    Victoria, B.C.
Synapsis ot Coal Milling Regulations
COAL-mining rights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Tern
tories and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leaded for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental of
81 an acre. Not more than 2,500 acres
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must bo made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district iu which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or lmjal subdivisions
of sections, snd iu unsui-veyed territory
the tracG applied for shall be sti'ed out by
theapplicatit himself.
Each application must he acenmpaniet
by a fee of gfi which will be refunded if tin
rights applied foraro not available, but no
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on th.
merchantable output of the mine at tin
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating tho mine shal
furnish the Agent with s-vorn returns ac
counting for the full quantity of mercli
antablecoal mined and pay tho royalt;
thereon. If tho coal miniag rights an1
notbeiiia* operated, such returns shall b
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minin
rights only, but the leasee may bo permitted to purchase whntover avai'able sur*
face ri<*litB may bo considered lo'cossar;
for the w.Qrkiui* of the mine at the rate <
g 10,00'macro.
For full information application shouh'
heinadeto the Secrotaly of the Depart*
inontof the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
A-tenl or Suh Aii-i ut ofDomiiilon Lauds,
VV. W. CORY,
Deputy Miuisurof the Interior.
N.B- ITuauilioriKed publication of thii
advertisement will not lu paid for.
NOTICE.
Effective from Oct. 1st, 1914,
No games of any kind will be
permitted   on   the   Recreatio;;
Grounds on Sundays between tl
hours of 11 a.m, and 12 noon, aj
between 2 p.m. end 3 p.m.
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuit\
Limited.
J. R. Lockard,
General Superintendent,

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