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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. v., No. 49
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, FEB
1915.      Subscription price, $1.50 per yea
LARGE ARMY
IN FRANCE
New York, Feb. 25.-Lord Kitchener's new army is pouring
into France. Passengers who
have recently returned from
Europe have told of the arrival of
the advance guard of that army
at Harve, and the preparations
and change this made necessary.
Confirmation of these reports is
found in a notification received
by the International Mercantile
Marine Company that the steamships Minnewaska ana Minneton-
ka have been taken over by the
BritishGovernment as troopships.
Details of the cross channel
movement were related by a man
well known in local shipping
circles who returned on the Cunard liner Lusitania from a two
months' stay abroad. This army
is being mobilized for the Spring
campaign, when, he said, the
Allies propose a vigorous movement all along the Western front.
Great Britain is now sending
daily 15,000 troops into France,
and during the last two months
between 800,000 and 1.000,000
have been landed on French soil.
In the transport service are some
of the best known passenger
carrying vessels of the British
merchant fleet. Great, Britain
has been carrying out her plans
secretly, and a steamship man
here said that it was because of
this transport of troops that she
has cut off the cross channel
steamship traffic. This order
was only issued when it liecame
clear that the Germans had found
out what had been going on and
issued their " war z'jre " order.
This was followed by the activity
of their submarine fleet and the
order closing the channel. Germany is now directing all her
efforts to torpedoing some of
England's transports.
According to information that
has been brought here, England
is using Plymouth as a port of
embarkation, and she is landing
troops at Havre and Cherbourg.
EAST INDIANS AND WAR
London, Feb. 25.   A  dispatch
from Delhi, India, says the executive council of India has adopted unanimously a resolution expressing gratitude and loyalty to
the King for his personal attention to the Indian soldiers at the
front in France, as well as in the
hospitals. The resolution expressed further the unswerving
determination of the Indian
people to support the war.
The Vicar of Cumberland will
conduct a special service for children every Friday during Lent,
at 5.45 p.m., in Holy Trinity
Church. Subject: "Things we
ought to do."
Don't forget the Firemen's
Masquerade Ball on March 17th.
Hon. T. R. Henage, Chief
Commissioner of Boys' Scouts in
British Columbia, will visit Cumberland next week. On Thursday he will inspect No. 1 and No.
2 Troops of the Boys' Scouts, on
Friday evening he will address
the members of the association
at eight o'clock.
At the regular meeting of the
Epworth League held in Grace
Methodist Church last Monday
evening, Mr. E. T. Searle delivered a very interesting and instructive address on the subject
of "Health," which wa? much
appreciated by thos3 present.
VICTIMS OF
SUBMARINES
London, Feb. 20. The British
Admiralty issued last night a
memorandum of the number of*
arrivals and sailings of oversea
steamers ot* all nationalities at
and from the United Kingdom
ports during tho present year.
The memorandum shows that
from February 18. when the German blockade began, until February 24, 708 vessels arrived and
673 sailed.
The Admiralty also gave out
the following list of British
vessels which have been sunk by
German submarines : the steamers Cambank, Downshire, Brank-
some Chine, Oakby, Rio Parana,
Western Coast and Harpalion.
It says the Steamer Deptford
probably struck a mine.
London. Feb. 26.- All the forts
at the entrance to the Dardanelles
have been reduced by the Allied
fleet. This announcement was
made officially tonight.
RANGE-
FINDING
APPARATUS,
USED IN
THE
BRITISH
NAVY.
Some idea may be
obtained from t h i s
picture of the ingenious and el a b or ale
mechanism employed
in the navy for ascn •
taining correct raiijjt-;.
A gun-layer is here
seen looking at his
target through the
telescopic sight of his
range-finder, Each of
the dials seen on the
range • fineer haa its
special tisr'; the one
indii ates distance, the
other deflection, The
wheels li tted with
handles are used for
manipulating the gun,
or for setting the sighting apparatus, Britain
owes this clever invention n> the ingenuity
of Sir Percy Scott, who
has probabI y done
more than any othir
man to improve naval
gunnery. TWO
THE ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
a
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.all
Publisl ed Saturd y by the [slander
Publis! i i . in] ; ny at Cumberland,
B.C., Can:    i     Mepl  me 3-5.
Subscript i: One year in advance. .$1.50;
Single c ipit s, 5c, Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27th, 1915,
employment to many mechanics
and workmen,and we are credibly
informed that plai s for the roan-
uf; ci ire of so ne of the by-products iu' coal are receiving the
serious consideration of the company, and that a plant for the
, making of "briquettes" at Union
I Bay is a possibility of the future.
The restoration of the coke ovens
I is also under contemplation, still
] further increasing the importance
of this point. But Union Bay will
Union Ba\) an Excellent Site
for Iron Works, Shiphuildin
The collapse of real estate val- have other pay-rolls than that of
ues and the general tightening the pioneer company with which
up of money during the year 1913 to forge its way to solidarity and
occurred at an inopportune time permanence       payrolls    beside
for oui- neighbors at Union Bay,
for this picturesque little community was at that time just at the
threshold of long-awaited prosperity. Founded many years ago
as a shipping point for the Comox
mines, Union Bay has waited
patienMy and impatiently for the
turn of the tide that would inevitably come and lead on to prosperity, and, with land values
soaring in anticipation of the long
promised railway connection with
Nanaimo and southern parts of
the Island, it was small wonder
that even the pessimistic "old-
timer " expressed the belief that
the place was at last coming into
its own.
The prophesy was premature,
but not false. We believe Union
Bay is destined to achieve both
fame and prosperity, and that
at no distant date, for we know
of no spot along the British Columbian coasts that can claim so
many assets and resources as this,
at present, somewhat sleepy little
hamlet. Glance with us for a
moment at some of the advantages possessed by Union Bay,
and we believe we can convince
the most sceptical that here is a
place that has a future.
First and foremost, of course,
is the advantage accruing from
being the shipping port for the
output   of   fhe    Comox    mines.
Under normal conditions the coal
tonnage   handled at Union Bay
would be in the neighbourhood of
700,000 tons per annum, but the
Canadian Collieries   (Dunsmuir)
Ltd., do not intend halting at this
tonnage, but will aim at making
ii a million and a half* tons a year.
The  company   will,   in  the near
future,   largely    increase    their
bunker accommodation and coaling facilities, and when economic
conditions are once again restored
and  the  world's  freight movements are resumed, the shipping
of all kinds that will  rendezvous
which those of the present day
will only be of pigmy proportion.
We look to see smelters established here. With coal and coke
in abundance and with rail or
water transportation facilities, it
is a natural site for such an industry; added to which the
mountains and islands in the vicinity are vast storehouses of
mineral wealth. In the Campbell
River District we find large deposits of iron. Work has already
been done on several: properties
to establish their great value as
ore bodies. The claims are largely
held by Seattle capitalists and
officials in close touch with the
Canadian Pacific Railway, and as
soon as the Esquimalt & Nanaimo
Railway extension to Campbell
River is completed the properties
will undoubtedly be extensively
developed. They will then have an
alternative rail or water route to
the smelter at Union Bay.
And with coal, coke, smelter,
and iron, what more natural than
iron works and foundries,—in
fact, a new modern up-to-date
Pittsburg? A few years hence
there will be a real need for a
western Pittsburg, and we look
for it at Union Bay.
We must not lose sight of the
fact that the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd.-, in installing
Iheir electrical equipment on the
Puntledge River, built with an
eye to the future. While developing an immense store of electrical power for their own purposes, they hold in reserve, and
can generate, inexhaustible supplies for manufacturing purposes.
This power is cheap, and will
undoubtedly prove one of the
greatest inducements for manufactories and industries to establish here.
Among many industries that
occur to us, Union Bay appears to
offer unique facilities for shipbuilding.     With calm, safe har-
for you is,-—"What is the best
beer to drink?" There is but
one answer to this:- Queen beer.
It is a wholesome and refreshing
beverage of B. C. manufacture,
made from the high ingredients
of Western Canadian barley and
the noted British Columbia hops,
especially grown for our purposes. Brewed especially for
hotel and family trade by the
Pilsener Brewing Company,
Cumberland, B.C.
MRS.
B. G. CRAWFORD,
DEALER IN
HAY, FLOUR and
GENERAL FEED
BARN IS NOW FULLY STOCKED AND IMMEDIATE
DELIVERY CAN BE MADE.
Warehouse at Courtenay.
Phones Y91 and R99.
IMPORTANT  TO  CUSTOMERS:--No   Orientals,   Agents,   or   Solicitors
employed.
Latest Millinery
Mrs. John Gillespie
West Cumberland
I
at this port for coaling purposes! bourage. second to none on the
alone will in itself be a factor of coast, plenty of cheap power.and
immense importance. j lots of heavy shipping constantly
The Canadian Collieries already visiting thi' port foa coal, a ship-
have large machine shops in building industry [should assert
operation  al  this point,   giving itself and develop rapidly.
We have scanned the subject
briefly, and must confess that
we cannot see how the place can
fail to develop. With a heavy
coal export trade, machine shops,
briquette manufactory, coke
ovens, smelter, iron foundry,
shipbuilding and other industries,
who would dare to place a limit
to the potential wealth and possibilities of the Union Bay of the
future.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND.B.C.
Phone 67
Ajtenl fnr 111,*
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hendeison, Proprietor
Intimates and Designs furnished
mi Application
J. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
or
CITY COUNCIL
TO RAISE $3500
The regular meeting of the city-
council was held in the council
chambers on Monday evening
with Mayor Parnham in the chair,
and Aldermen Brown, Cooke,
Carey, Henderson, and MacDonald present. The minutes of the
previous regular and special
meetings were read and adopted.
A communication from the Dominion Equipment Supply Co,
was read, offering to supply the
city with machinery used for
street improvement. This was
fy led for future reference.
A letter from the Educational
Department, Victoria, was read,
with cheque enclosed for special
grant amounting to $1500.00, towards the payment of overdue
salaries of the teaching staff of
the public schools. This was received and acknowledged with
thanks.
A communication concerning
fire brigade supplies ordered by
the city was laid over for further
consideration by the board of
works and the manager of the
waterworks.
The following accounts were
referred to the finance committee
for payment:—
Van. Stencil Seal Co $ 3.10
Cumberland News  52.00
Kierstead & Burton  3.75
K. Nakanishi.,  ,55
Cum, Waterworks Co  2,75
Electric Light Co  45.00
"   47.40
A.  McKinnon  7.85
Total....   $162.60
Aid. Henderson, a member of
a committee appointed on financial matters, reported progress,
and stated that to carry on the
work of the city it would be necessary to make arrangements
with the bank for an overdraft.
Aid. Carey moved that the
finance committee be authorized
to secure a loan of $2500 on the
current year's taxes, both banks
to be interviewed.
Aid. Henderson favored borrowing $3500, as it would take
that amount to finance the city
up to 30th of June, and did not
see why there should be any
difficulty in raising that amount
as the taxes would amount to
$4,000.
Aid. Carey suggested going
slow on account of dull times.
Aid. Cooke was in favor of the
larger amount.
Aid. Brown seemed afraid and
said it was a heavy risk.
Aid. Henderson made an
amendment to borrow $3500,
when the motion was withdrawn
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
i
CAPITAL, $15,000,000
REST, $13,500,000
MONEY ORDERS
Issued by The Canadian Bank of Commerce, are 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 iu the principal cities of the United States-
are issued at the following rates :
$5 and under .        .        3 cents
Over 5 and not exceeding $10      .        6    "
"    10      " " 30       .      10    "
"    30      " " 50      .       15    "
REMITTANCES ABROAD
should be made by means of our SPECIAL FOREIGN DRAFTS and MONEY
ORDERS.   Issued without delay at reasonable rates.
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       W. T.   WHITE, Manager.
S2S
&//j &.^$at$ri
^/creem/ai?/ awt/ S/ffr/i/oj'
Phones
42 & 48
ESTATES MANAGED Courtenay
RENT'S COLLECTED B.C.
LAND   REGISTRY  WORK   A   SPECIALTY
People Work Best
In Daylight.
IT HAS been the continual aim of
lamp manufacturers to approximate DAYLIGHT as nearly as
nearly as possible, and the culmination of their efforts has resulted in
the production of the NITRU, or
HALF WATT per CANDLE LAMP
as it is known to the trade.
This lamp, besides having TWICE
the EFFECIENCY of the ordinary
tungsten, possesses 15" „ more of
DAYLIGHT COLOR.
Such an increase of LIGHT and
INTRINSIC BRILLIANCY for the
same CURRENT CONSUMPTION
should appeal to every INTELLIGENT MERCHANT.
NITRO lamps in stock, sizes 100,
200 and 350 watts.
For prices apply to
Cumberland
ElectricLighting Co.,Ltd.
Phone 75 P. 0.314
COMOX  LAND DISTRICT.
District of Newcastle.
TAKE notice that the Weeks Dunell
Cedar Co.. Limited, of Fanny Bay, B.C.,
occupation shingle manufacturers, intend
to apply for permission to lease the
following described lands
Commencing at a post planted on the
shore of Fanny Bay, said post beingeighl
hundred and ninty-one and six-tenths
(891.6) feet south and six hundred and
forty-four and six-tenths (644.6) feet east
of the north-east corner of Lot forty-three
(■Hi); thence east one thousand two hundred and*eighty-six tlLV6) feet; thence
south three hundred (300) feet; thence
west one thousand and sixty 11060) feel
more or less to the shore; thence northwesterly along said shore three hundred
and severity-live and three-tenths (375..")
feet, more, or-less, to the point of commencement, containing 8.08 acres, more
or less.
WEEKS DUNELL CEDAR CO., Limited,
Dated February 16th, 1915.
MAROCCH1   PROS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
CUM BEI! land     (.'< >r rten a v
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
HIGH-CLASS
DYERS   AND   CLEANERS
Cleaning,
Dyeing and
Pressing.
Next door to Bank of Commerce,
Dunsmuir Ave..        Cumberland, B.C.
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
OF RESERVE.
MOTICE   IS HEREBY GIVEN that
■*•*       the reserve   existing   on
Lot No. 3844, New  Westminster
District,   by  reason  of a notice
published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 27th day of December, 1907, is hereby cancelled
t'or the purpose of leasing same to
the Seaboard Logging Company,
ii. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Depart ment, Victoria, B.C.,
February 6th, 1915. FOUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
WHEN IN DOUBT
PLAY TRUMPS
Have Goard tune your piano.
Factory experience. Recommends
from the leading musicians from
the Atlantic to the Pacific. Copies
of same furnished on request.
W. J. Goard will be in this city
about April 1st. Leave orders at
Islander Office, or write direct to
845, 8th Ave. West, Vancouver,
B.C.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
Is now open for
business in the
Willard Block
DunsmuirAve.
TAKEN
DAY OR
NIGHT
First Class Work Guaranteed
at Low Prices.
Enlarging a
Specialty
Films Developed for Amateurs
p. fHullitjs Sjrtvvison
Bim liter, Sulk'itnr
,v Notun I'uli
and the council decided to borrow
the larger amount.
Aid. Carey said it was necessary to introduce a bylaw before
borrowing the money.
Aid. Henderson asked permission to bring in a bylaw for that
purpose, which was granted
The chairman of the board of
health reported one case of scarlet fever at the Isolation Hospital
and stated that the city should be
given a spring cleaning, at same
same making a motion that the
sidewalk be completed down Second Street to the railway track
and the rubbish cleaned up.
Aid. Henderson spoke of the
rubbish at the end of Second
Street and favored Aid. MacDon-
ald's motion.
It was decided to instruct the
board of works to clean up that
part of the city, and also to interview the management of the
Canadian Collieries to secure
assistance in cleaning up that
portion just outside city limits.
Under the heading of deferred
business the school estimates
came up for consideration. One
of the aldermen thought that the
medical inspector's salary should
be reduced one half.
Aid. Carey, as secretary of the
school board, consented to interview the doctor on that matter.
Another matter that seemed to
trouble the aldermen was the
water rate of $72.00. It was
said, however, to compare favorably with other cities.
Aid. Carey explained that the
school board were offered their
choice by the waterworks company of a meter or tiat rate, and
had accepted the present rate
without a protest.
the  horses needed new collars.
These will be purchased.
The city clerk was instructed
to write M. Manson, provincial
representative, and ascertain
what had been done in connection
with the extension of the city
limits, and as to the usual mode
of procedure.
The aldermen, after visiting
Courtenay in a body, were evidently ashamed of our local lighting system, for a motion was
made and carried, that a street
lighting committee be appointed
to take the matter up with the
Cumberland Lighting Co. The
committee who will have this important matter in charge are Aid.
Henderson, Cooke and MacDonald. One of the aldermen, in
explaining about the inferior
street lights, said that when going home in the dark he had to
go down the fence with his hand
to find his own gate in the city of
Cumberland.
Buying feed out of town for
city horses came up for discussion, the Mayor explaining that
local merchants were complaining. It was decided to call for
feed and city stable supplies.
The city clerk requested further time on the tax sale bylaw.
Notices of assessment were
ordered to be sent out at once,
and it was decided to hold the
court of revision on March 29th.
In answer to a question of Aid.
Carey, the city  clerk explained
that four Chinese laundries paid
axes.     Courcil then adjourned.
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),
2.30 p.m.
Young People's Society, Monday
7-30 p.m.
Cottage Meeting, Wednesday at
8.00 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday, 7.30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at7.30 p.m.
Rev. Wm. Elliott, B. A., Pastor.
in
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
The recent advance in the price
of flour has caused the price of
bread to be increased. On and
after the 15th clay of February,
1915, bread will be sold at the
rate of 3 loaves for 25c, or 13
tickets for $1.00.
JAMES HALL1DAY,
Association held a special meeting on Tuesday evening and by
The school estimates, amount- j resolution endorsed the action of
ing to $10,302.00, were finally the Cumberland Board of Trade
accepted with such reductions as in endeavoring to secure one cent
the school trustees were able to a gallon import duty on fuel oil.
The resolution was wired to H.
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for Second Sunday
Lent:
8.30 a. m.,  Holy Communion
11 a.m., Litany and Holy
Eucharist.
7 p.m., Evensong.
Service of Intercession, on behalf of those engaged in the war,
on Wednesday, at 8 p.m.
Litany on Friday at 11 a.m.
Arthur Bischlager, Vicar.
_ „. IMiirti
The Cumbered Conservative | ft^M  Camage dllCl  WagOIl
Builders.
S. Clements,  M.P.,   at Ottawa.
The  West  Cumberland Conser-
TIMBER SALE X312.
CEALED TENDERS will be re-
^ ceived hy tlio Minister of
Lands not later than noon on the
12th dav of March, 1915, for the
I. to cut
las Fir.
i area in
secure.
The  assessed   value   of   the
school building to be taken from
the annual school report was laid! vative Association has also en-
over, jdorsed  the  Board of   Trade's
Under the heading of newj action in connection with fuel oil,
business Aid. Cooke wanted to>and wired the authorities at Ot-
know what argents ^^J^^^li^-
been made to enforce the pound | ing t0 give the mattel. COnsider-
bylaw.    The spring was coming ation,
on and it was a matter tha should1  ,v- —
be attended at once, and made a TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
motion that the pound bylaw be \n order tn a better observance
rigidly enforced from March U. 0f ;iie Weekly Rest Day, we, the
1915, notices to be published in undersigned clergymen at Cum-
Gene»"al  Blacksmiths.      Horse-
Shoeing  a specialty.   Auto
Wheels Rebuilt,  or
Repaired.
Any kind of Body built to order.
All Work Guaranteed.
Kierstead   & Burton
P.O. Box 410   Cumberland. B.C.
purchase of Licence X!
2,160,000 feet of Doi
Cedar and Hem' ■ '
the newspapers to that effect.
This was carried without a dissenting voice.
Island, Sny ward Distri
•  Two (2) years will
for removrl of timbe
Further   partic .hi
Chief Forester, Vi.
It was
ihe  vieii.ity ••.'  '      '■"•■■  ■ tidesIallowed
7 p.m.
1 down all
Aid. ?.
ing il !' t
piai
ilea i
e fri
at cows were
n 8 a.m. to
!
llowed
a,
iorses galloping up a
iys must be stopped.
at'Donald, after inspect-
\ ; tables,  found that
berland, give notice that hereafter, in line wilh tlie practice
followed in the coast cities and
most of the larger towns in British Columbia, we shall officiate
at Sunday funerals only in cases
of extreme necessity.
James Hood,
Elliott.
P.TC'PTTT   * npn
V"
TIMBER SALE X 308
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not
later thru noon on the 11th clay
March, 1915, for the purchase of
Licence X 308, to :ut 1,395.000
feet of Douglas Fir.. >dar, Hemlock and Balsam, hi an area
situated in the vicir'ty of S.T.L.
."racroft  Isl md,   Range
ist District.
2) years wil! be allowed
val of timt.''.
>r particulars?, of the Chief
, Victoria, I C.
Two
for rcr THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FIVE
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
CO A L mining lights 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 twin
of twenty-one years at an annual rental of
$1 an aore. 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
tht-app'icaiit himself.
Etch application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
riyhts 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, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will inoludo the coal mining-
rights only, but the l-'ssee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
$10.00uimc..;.
For full information application should
be made to  the Secretary of the Department of the Inter ior, Ottawa,   or to   any
Agent or Sub* Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W.  CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B- Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
UNITED
PROTEST
TIMBER SALE X 363
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not
later than noon on the 13th day
of April 1915, for the purchase of
Licence X 363, to cut 7,170,000
feet of Douglas Fir, Hemlock,
Cedar and White Pine, on an area
adjoining Lot 107, Sayward District, Nr. Cameleon Harbour.
Three years will be allowed for
removal of timber.
Further   particulars   of   the
Chief Forester, Victoria. B.C.
TIMBER SALE X 357
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not
later than noon on the 15th day
of April, 1915, for the purchase
of Licence X 357 to cut 7,216,000
feet of Cedar, Hemlock, Douglas
Fir, .Balsam Fir and Spruce, on an
area located on Hardwicke Island,
Range one. Coast District, being
expired T. L. 14,777.
Three years will be allowed for
removal of timber.
Further    particulars   of   the j
Chi f Forester, Victoria, B.C.
The following was sent by the
various boards of trade throughout the province to the Premier
of British Columbia:—
To the Honourable Sir Richard
McBride, K.C.M.G., Premier
and Minister of Mines, Victoria. B.C.:-
We, the representatives of the
boards of trade of coal mining
centres of British Columbia, who
have the assurance of the active
co-operation of other boards of
trade indirectly interested, are in
Victoria today for the purpose of
interviewing you with the object
of securing your assistance towards impressing upon the Federal authorities the urgent need
of a tariff upon fuel oil, beg leave
to say:—
That a very large proportion of
the population of tnis province is
directly or indirectly dependent
upon the coal mining industry for
its livelihood and that, owing to
the alarming increase in the con-
°umption of fuel oil, the coal industry is suffering from great
depression. The increase in the
consumption of fuel oil during the
last three years has been at the
rate of 1400 per cent, while there
has been a consequent decrease
in the production of coal.
You are well aware of the material advantages which will
accrue to the'people and the province generally through an increased use of coal in preference
to fuel oil. The various coal-
producing companies under normal conditions distribute an
enormous amount of money annually in wages, and for timber
and machinery, as well as for
many other things, nearly all of
which money is retained in the
province, or at least in the Dominion o+' Canada; whereas, in the
case of fuel oil, all the money
goes to our neighbors across the
line.
In bringing this matter to your
notice, we need hardly say how
deeply we feel that a great injustice is being done to the people
of the province and of the Dominion, and would respectfully ask
you to use your influence with the
authorities at Ottawa so that they
may bring about the speedy adjustment of the wrongs of which
we complain.
(Signed) CLEASBY,
On behalf of the Merritt Board
LORD'S DAY ALLIANCE.
A public meeting of the Lord's
Day Alliance will be held in Grace
Methodist Church on Thursday,
March 4th, at 8 p.m. Rev. C.
H. Huestis, Field Secretary of
Alberta and British Columbia,
will address the meeting.
Wesley Willard, President.
LAND REGISTRY ACT.
Tn the matter of an application
1 for a fresh Certificate of Title
to the fractional South East Quarter of Section Thirty-five (35),
Cones Island, Sayward District,
in the Province of British Columbia,
NOTICE is hereby given of my
intention at the expiration of one
calendar month from the first
publication hereof, to issue a
fresh Certificate of Title in lieu
of the Certificate of Title issued
to William H. Robertson, on the
11th day of October, 1905. and
numbered 11706C, which has
been lost.
Dated at the Land Registry
OiTiee at Victoria, B.C., this 24th
day of February, 1915.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar General of Titles.
COURT OF REVISION.
Municipality of the Corporation
of the City of Cumberland, B.C.
"Mqtice is heieby given that a
■^ Court of Revision, to hear
and decide complaints against the
j Assessment Roll, for the vear
1915, will be held in the City
Council Chambers on Monday,
March 29th, at 7.30 p.m.
Any person complaining against
the assessment must give notice
[in vvtiting to the assessor, stating
his complaint, at least ten  days
I before the date of the sitting of
I the Court of Revision.
Dated at the City Hall.   Cumberland,   B.C..  this 23rd day of
i February, 1915.
i A. McKinnon, City Clerk.
F.   LIGHTER
PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER
JEWELLER AND  OPTICIAN
SPECIALIST ON ENGLISH LEVER
AND SWISS WATCHES.
ILO-ILO   THEATRE   BLOCK
Dunsmuir Avenue.
FIRE   INSURANCE
For   absolute   protection
write a policy in the London tk Lancashire Fire Insurance Po., of Liverpool.  *
Total Assets • 926,788,930.
W.   WILLARD,
LOCAL AGENT
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TENDERS WANTED.
Tenders for supplying Hay and
Oats for the City Stables to .lune
30th will be received until Monday. March 8th, 1915. Feed to
be delivered at the City Stables.
The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
A. McKinnon, City Clerk.
MEAT!   MEAT!
MEAT!
If you want QUALITY don't
forget to call at the
City Meat Market
WE BUY FOR   TACti
WE SELL FOR   ^Aon
THEREFORE:
We are the best and cheapest
in town.
J. WALTE]
IS, Mayor,
On behalf of the city of Merritt.
T. E. BATE,
On   be!.alf of  the   Cumberland
Board of Trade.
J. STEWART,
V
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155   11 '■'"',
LO, itjj '.
POUND NOTICE.
Public notice is hereby given
•*■ that on an and after the 15th
day of March, 1915, the provisions
of the Pound Bylaw of the City
of Cumberland will be strictly
enforced. All persons allowing
cat tie and horses tt) run on the
streets are requested to take
notice and govern themselves
accordingly.
Deg taxes for the year 1915 are
now due. All dogs at large without tags after ihe 31st day of
march, 1915, will be impounded
and destroyed.
By order of the City Com cil.
A. McKinnon, City Clerk.
City Hall, February 25th, 1915.
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TIMBER SALE X 222
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not
later than noon on the 15th day
of March, 1915, for the purchase
of Licence X 222, to cut 2,220,433
feet of Douglas Fir, Red Cedar
and Hemlock, on an area located
on the east shore of Wel bore
Channel, Range One, Coast District,
Two years will be allowed for
removal of timber.
Further particulars of the Chief
Forester, Victoria, B.C.
TIMBER SALE X329.
Sealed tenders will be received
I by the Minister of Lands not later
I than noon on the 24th day of
March, 1915, for the purchase of
Licence X329, to cul 1,050,000
feet of Douglas Fie on an area
adjoining T.L. 746P, Cortes island, Sayward District.
One (1) y< ar will  be allow< d
for removal of timber.
D'urthc r particulars of the Chief
Fort .-ter, Victoria, B.C. SIX
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
"MY WORD  IS  MY BOND."
"Clears ago the word of England was given to protect
* h Belgium. The time came when our word had to
be proved. " What! " said the German Foreign Minister,
" you will go to war for a scrap of paper?"—said it scornfully.
" Yes!" England said. '* We will go to war over it. That
scrap of paper stands for a big thing in our eyes. It stands
for England's honour. England must keep her word."
England has kept her word.
It is a noble thing for a nation, and also for the individual man, to do and to dare great things for the sake of
honour. A bargain made should be held a sacred thing, and
a word given upheld at all costs. " God and my right" is
our grand old national motto. We might have added to it,
" God and my honour."
Sometimes this question of honour among the working
men of England has troubled me.    I read, and read again
and again, that men have not abided by conditions made
with their employers, and have struck work.     Strike has
followed   strike  under these conditions, so that one has
wondered if the English working man is deficient in the
sense of honour, or whether it has never been developed.   I
have been tempted sometimes to write of this subject, but it
was a delicate subject to handle.   Now, however, the subject
of honour in its noblest form—a nation's honour— has been
thrust forward.   And we have seen how nobly the nation--
our nation—has responded.   Men are giving themselves,
their money, their time, their prayers.    We are proud to
serve our country.    A day or two ago I was reading a book
that was published months before the war began, and I read
these words: " England as an ideal to be served and cherished
no longer exists for the modern Englishman! "   Ah well, the
man who wrote this has not lived to Drove how false are his
words.     And once more he says: "That we are strangely
weak no man who has considered our attitude towards Germany can deny.     While cultivating cur individual conceit,
we have lost the happy faith in ourselves that helped our
forefathers to do impossible things."    Here also the events
of the past months have proved our author at fault.     England's sons are still the lion's cubs.
But we are getting away from the subjecdt of individual
honour.   We have, as I say, seen that the nation's honour
has been splendidly vindicated.    But what of the personal
honour of the individual man?   What of a man's honour in
his daily toil, his honour as it regards the conditions under
which he works?    I would say, this is a time when those at
home may well ask themselves searching questions on this
subject of honour and duty.   A man's honour is bound up
with all that is best in him.   It is the best in him.    A man
lacking honour will have a feeble sense of duty, a feeble
sense of honesty, and very little sense of his own responsibility.   A strictly honourable man will be ashamed of violating |
his word in any way.    Even  in his daily discharge of his!
work his honour is at stake.   If he threshes out this thought
he will see that it is so.     He needs strength.     Prayer is
Special   Offerings:
In Dry Goods and Boots and Shoes:
We are showing a fine line of
Spring wear in Dress Goods,
White Wear, Silk Goods and
Hosiery.
Charlie Sing Cheng,
Chinatown, West Cumberland.
T. D. McLBAK
V
W4f€EM&EEE   &   *£W£J&&&
Jewellery, Silver and a
large stock of Cut Glass
to choose from. Clocks
and Watches, all grades.
All the latest books and
magazines, weekly and
daily newspapers on sale.
Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, B.C.
Chow Lee & Sons
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 'L'tLtl  ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, ti. u.
SEVEN
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Furniture, Crockery, Enanielware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES,
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—al! 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.]
SPECIAL SALE OF
DINNER SETS
AND
TOILETWARE
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, », C.
Phone m
A. McKINNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
J*
HOTEL UNION
OPPOSITE  RAILWAY STATION
First Class in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
New England Hotel
EXCELLENT  ACCOMMODATION
RATES      REASONABLE
EVERYTHING    MODERN
JOSEPH   WALKER,    Proprietor.
Lunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland
B.C.
strength; therefore, the greater a nation's and the greater a
man's dependence upon God, ihe greater their strength.
Admiral Jellicoe writing to his brother, a clergyman,
wrote words to this effect: "I am glad to feel we shall have
your prayers. We shall need them." This is putting a high
value on prayer. We have the history of many wars behind
us, now we are making the history of the greatest war that
has ever been. It is for those at home to play their part.
"My word is my bond " should be the lifelong motto of every
Englishman. " To break my word is to lose my honour."
England kept her word to little Belgium. England has set
an example to every man upon her soil. " I am honourable.
I would have every son of mine as honourable," she seems
to say to our hearts. It is a grand lesson. The thing is, it
must not be overlooked. What, reader, is your honour worth ?
Is it impregnable? On the other hand, has it a price? It
should be priceless—above price, and precious to you as your
soul. We hate the word " dishonourable," don't we? it goes
too often with a yet darker, more sinister word, with that
word " treachery.'  Then let us think of this word "honour."
" The force of character is cumulative. All the foregone
days of virtue work their health unto this. Honour is venerable to us." Perhaps we get the full force of the word
when we say, " I give you my word of honour." We cannot
exceed that; if those to whom we would give it will not take
that, we can give no bigger guarantee of our truthfulness.
But honour applies to more things than our word, it applies
also to our actions. We must be true in word, true in work,
true in action.
I am glad this subject of honour has been so forcibly
brought before the world. It is a wide subject. There is
not a man who does not feel a thrill of pride at the idea that
England has been tried and proved. But men must go farther
than this: they must pass under review their own honour.
They probably have been proved; they know how they responded to the proof; they know if they stuck by their word
even if it were to their own hurt. The Onlooker.
■4E*>
"
SAN FRANCISCO FAIR OPENS.
San Francisco, Feb. 20.—-All records for exposition
attendance were broken today at the opening of the Panama
Pacific International Exposition. By four o'clock this afternoon the turnstiles had clicked on 250,000 admissions and it
was expected that by midnight the total would have reached
more than 300,000. The previous record was at the opening
day of the St. Louis World's Fair in 1901, when 176,453 admissions were registered. The crowd was a spectacle in
itself. It filled the grandstands, it packed the great courts
and enclosures, it poured through the aisles, it overflowed
from the sidewalks into the avenues, from the hills to the
bay, as far as the eye could reach, in unending rivers of bobbing heads. " Today is the triumph of San Francisco that a
decade ago lay prostrate in ruins," declared Governor Johnson. " San Francisco today," said Secretary Lane, " is the
gayest city on the globe." To prove it the crowd gave him
a titanic cheer. EIGHT
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOWN
FOR SALE.   During breeding
season, broody hens, $1.50 each.
Burton  & Randall,   Cumberland j
Road, Royston.
Very high grade Nordheimer
piano for sale, Cheap for cash. J
For inspection at Rev, Arthur
Bisc.ilarger, The Vicarsge. The
piano is the property of Mrs. j
Macfarlane, late of this city, and
can be seen in the mornings only.,
J. R. Lockard, superintendent
of the Canadian Collieries (Dum-
muir) Ltd., returned from Victoria on Tuesday.
D. M. Morrison, manager of
the Royal Bank, left for his new
appointment at Cranbrook, B.C.,
on Sunday.
An exciting game of football
took place at Bevan on Saturday
last between West Cumberland
United and Bevan. The result
was 5 to 1 in favor of West Cumberland.
W. S. Wilson, recently a resident of this city, but now of the
Second Contingent, arrived on
Saturday and returned to Victoria on Monday morning.
A. Haywood, Jr., left for Vancouver on Sunday to join Mr. E.
Wiggins. The two will go chicken
ranching some distance outside
of Vancouver.
Born —At Union & Comox District Hospital on Saturday to Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. McKenzie, of
Courtenay, a daughter.
The Basketball boys and the
Young Ladies Basketball Club
held a dance on Monday evening
in the West Cumberland Band
Hall.
At the drawing for the pillowcases at the Maccabees, No. IT,
Cumberland Hive, Mrs. S, A.
Bickle, was the winning number
and the pillow eases have 'neen!
received.
Thos. E. Bate returned from
Victoria on Saturday. Mr. Bate
was the representative of the
Cumberland Board of Trade with
the deputation which interviewed
the Provincial Government on the
fuel oil and the Washington coal
question,
Wesley  Willard   returned   on
Sunday from a visit toChilliwack,
Lowther Ferris,   of   Victoria,
general sales agent of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.,
arrived en Saturday and left  on j
Monday.
DYE WORKS FOR SALE at
Courtenay; small cash payment
will handle for quick sale; books
to prove everyihing. Appiy W.
H. Reckitt, Courtenay, B.C.
Corset
D.
&
A.
Service
Corsets
eci
ial
Popular
Priced
Corsets
No. 1.   Splendid 75c. Corset,
Made of Coutil, medium low bust, and  long
close-fitting skirt.   Has four hose-supporters.
Just   the  thing for those who like a light
weight Corset. All sizes.
No. 2.    A   Beautiful   Model
that will give great wear and service.     Has
medium high bust neatly trimmed, strengthened in front which keeps corset from stretching out of shape.   AD, & A. leader price,
$1.50
No. 3. Incomparable Reducer
With double straps, by the aid of scientifically
laid pieces, will give the idea! front effect, and
reduce abdomen, hips and back. Hook at
bottom of front. Satisfaction guaranteed in
tliis special corset.   Price 459 50
Simon Leiser & Co.
LIMITED
"The Big Store"
DRAMATIC   PERFORMANCE.
A dramatic entertainment, entitled "The Minister Bringing
Home His Bride," will be given
in St. George's Presbyterian
Church on Friday evening March
19th, commencing at 7.30 o'clock.
The scenes and characters of the
play are founded upon conditions
as they existed some fifty years
ago and is divided into four acts.
Old-fashioned gowns and dresses
will be worn to be in harmony
with the origin of the play. This
will certainly be one of the best
plays ever staged in the community, and you cannot afford to
miss the opportunity of witnessing this humorous production.
Just one continuous roar of fun
and laughter. The stage management is under the direction of
Mr. A. J. Taylor.
PATRIOTIC SOCIETY.
A parcel has been forwarded to
Vancouver for the front this
week containing: 7 flannel shirts,
8 pairs of socks, 1 knitted helmet,
5 flannel bands, 5 kits or house-
wifes. Those who still have
work belonging to the Society
please send in to Mrs. Clinton as
soon as possible, as appeals are
constantly being made through
the newspapers for further supplies. Gifts of garments or materials to stock the kits, such as
small scissors, safety pins, linen
and bachelor buttons, etc., will
also be gladly received.
POLICE COURT.
A Chinaman appeared in the
police court on Tuesday before
Police Magistrate Bickle, charged
with riding a bicycle on the sidewalks of Cumberland. He was
fined $5.00 for violating the city
bylaw.
Five boys, between the ages of
10 ar.d 12 years, charged with
roaming the streets  two   hours
after the ringing of the curfew,
appeared in the police court on
j Tuesday    morning.      Pleading
guilty,   thev  were allowed to go
with a warning that the charge
! would he registered against them
' in the books of the police court.
Virginio Marinelli appeared in
the police court on Saturday last
on a charge of being drunk.   He
was fined .$5.00 and costs.
Phone 3-S
2i
Two films, showing the construction of automobiles at the
Ford factories, will be shown at
the Ilo-Ilo Theatre on Monday-
evening.
There will be a meeting of the
Cumberland Board of Trade in
the Council Chambers on Friday
evening next.

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