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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
Wilh which, is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND U^EWS established 1894.
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CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, NOV. 25, 1916.
VOL. VII., No. 35
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
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SEEDS FOR ANOTHER CONFLICT.
Dispatch.
-From St. Louis Post-
NftTKIH TO THE   BELGIANS   RESIDENT IN CANADA
The Consulate General of Belgium at Ottawa li.isj ust addressed the following communication
to the editor:
A ministerial order dated the
loth of October, 1916, extends
to the Belgians living in Canada
the provisions of the Decree of
the 21st of July last.
Asa consequence all Belgians
born after the 30th of June 1876
and before the 1st of July, 1898,
shall before the 1st of December
1916 duly fill registration forms
and address same either to said
Consulate General or to the
nearest Belgian Consul.
Registration forms will be supplied by the nearest Belgian Consul on either verbal or written
application.
Married men lorn after 1S94
and single men born after the
30th of June, 18.S6, will be summoned to the nearest Belgian
Consulate, where their obligations will be explained to them.
If fit for service, they will be
transported to the Belgian Recruiting Commission of Folk-
stone (England).
Married men born beforo 1895
and single born before 1895 and
single men born before the 1st of
July 1886, may apply for a delay
provided since any date prior to
the 2tst of June tliey have been
in the employ either of concerns
engaged in the production of War
material or of any service of gen
eral utility. Such application
shall be made in the registration
form. Those who have not applied for a delay or who have
been refused same will be summoned to the nearest Belgian
Consulate, on a date to be determined by future provisions, to be
medically examined and, if found
fit, transporoted to the Belgian
Commission of Folkstone, (England.
Minto School Concert.
The School Children of Happy
Valley held their Concert in aid
of the Belgium Relief Fund at
the School House on Monday
evening.
A full house greeted the children and everyone went home
well satisfied with the children's
showing.
Mr. Win. Wain, of Minto, acted as chairman and D. MacFarlane, the popular local singer,
sang several songs and was very
loudly applauded.
Quite a number of Cumberland people motored down, including all the teachers of the
Cumberland schools.
The net proceeds of the evening amounted to about twenty-
five dollars.
PRESS COMMENT ON
BATTLE OF SOMME
Following letters show what
the Calgary people think of the
five reel "Battle of the Somme"
"Hundreds in line at eleven
tnis morning for opening presentation. Capacity houses all afternoon. Two officers busy keeping patrons in line four deep extending half block at 7.30. Biggest turnout in history of the
house. Pictures wonderful, surpassing most extravagsnt expectations."—J, Cronk, Allen Theatre, Calgary.
"I have today seen the film of
"The Battle of the Somme" of
July 1st., 1916, together with the
pictures showing the preparations leading up to the great attack. Like the other guests who
have been invited to the private
view I have been tremendously
impressed with them.
"It is not enough to say these
are the greatest series of moving
pictures ever shown. Other pictures no doubt are equal, or even more perfect in photography.
These pictures, however, transcend the ordinary or even the
extraordinary moving picture
film.
"They give a view of the war
as it is. They grip the mind and
heart by a sense of their tremendous reality. Nothing that one
has read, however extensively
one may have read concerning
the war, can bring its action, its
heroisms and its tragedies so near
as these moving scenes taken at
the front of the British lines,
"I am glad to have seen the
films. I hope thousands and tens
of thousands of others will see
them. They are "strong medicine", but it is "strong medicine
that the nation needs; and I
really believe that these pictures
should be a great aid towards recruiting and in stimulating a fuller realization of the nature and
extent of the struggle in which
our empire is engaged,"—Editor
Calgary Herald.
Frank Sawford, Superintendent of the Main shops at Union
Bay, was here on Friday on a
visit to the head office at the Canadian Collieries.
At Ilo Ilo Theatre.
TONIGHT
Winniired Greenwood and Frank Borage.
Drama In Three Reels
"JERRY'S REVENGE"
Geo. Ovey in One of His Funny Comedies.
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ALSO EPISODE 10 OF
The Girl and the Game"
ILO ILO ITEMS.
"In the Days of the Thunder
ing Herd" a five reel western picture, will be shown Monday.
"What Love Can Do," will be
Tuesday's film. It is in five reels
and includes Adele Farrington,
and Mina Cunard, and is a Red-
feather production.
"The Secret of the Submarine" a 15 part serial, will be
the next serial, commencing Dec.
16th.,- Saturday.
"The Diamond from the Sky"
was itself a $10,000 prize story.
It ran in fiction form in newspapers all over the country. Millions of people saw it, Hundreds
of people saw it. Hundreds and
and hundredsof theatres played to
capacity business with it as an
attraction, A prize of $10,000 was
offered for the best sequel.
Thousands and thousands of manuscripts were written. Months
were necessary to read over all
the suggestions offered. Finally the film is completed, and
Cumberland patrons who have
followed the serial will soon have
a chance to see it. All the old
favorites of the original cast are
in the sequel. It is an entirely
new story, and is tremendously
thrilling, powerfully dramatic,
and superbly photographed. It
is said to be packing more thea-
ties than did the film which it
completed.
Government officials co-operated with the Smalleys in produc
ing "Hop, the Devil's Blew,"
for Bluebird Photoplays. The
basis of the scenario, furnished
by Lois Weber, is the tight customs officials are making against
opium smuggling and the traffic
in other habit-forming drugs, as
related in the writing of Rufus
Steele, in the Saturday Evening
Post and other papers.
Because they believe the multiple reeler will serve an excellent purpose in exposing the
smugglers and their illicit traffic,
Revenue officials in San Francisco gave every aid they could in
making the scenes authentic and
truly representative of the exciting conditions surrounding the
desperate occupation.
The fight against the opium
smugglers affords opportunity
for numerous scenes and situations of a highly sensational nature. Very faithfully and true
to actual conditions and circumstances are they recorded. Lively encounters and sensational
"chase" incidents are pictured
along the water front and among
the wharves of San Francisco.
Scenes incident to the search of
an ocean liner for contraband
drugs are shown, and the method
and manner in which the smugglers secrete and deliver to
Chinatown their store of opium
are vividly protrayed. The raid
upon Chinatown, during which
the Revenue officer discovers his
wife in an opium smoking parlor
and learns for the flrst time that
she is a drug addict; pictures of
San Francisco's underworld, and
the evil workings of the "opium
gang" are recorded in authentic
scenes of a most sensational
natur. The Smalleys directed
the picture and Phillip Smalley
and Lois Weber enact the principal characters. These favorites
have roles excellently suited to
their artistic abilites, always best
exemplified when they have
scenes together, as in the instance
of "Hop, the Devil's Brew."
Lois Weber pictures the opium
stricken wife with a fine sense
of the fitness of things; she
makes the character a woman of
noble purposes, stultified by the
deadly effects of opium, and still
refrains from the temptation, always at hand, to overpicture the
debasing results of narcotics.
As the Revenue officer Phillip
Smalley has a fine; manly part,
robust and resolute, quite suited
to both his physical and artistic
qualifications.
SERG. M. BROWN IN
Red Cross Collections, $104.05.
Sergeant M. M. Brown supplies a brief descriptive account
of the Battle of the Somme, October 22nd.
He writes: "Four days prior to
the attack weather conditions
were most inclement, trenches
knee-deep with water. This did
not dampthe ardour of the 102nd
to get at the  enemies trenches.
The hour for attack was fixed
for 12 o'clock, noon-day, and
right on the dot every man went
over the parapets, moved towards theenemy and in five minutes we had his first line of
trenches with lots of prisoners,
After cleaning out these trenches we advanced for our objective, "Regina Redoubt," reach-
iug it and taking it, together
with many dug-outs, in a very
short period of time. The enemy lost heavily in killed, wounded and prisoners between his
first line and "Regina." With
our objective gained we went
back to within a hundred'yards
from where we ' started, placing
machine guns; bombers and riflemen over the ground gained so
that we might straighten out the
ground won and "dig" ourselves
in. This was quickly done, as
our men wrought like Trojans.
When everything was looking
good the enemy counter-attacked
our right (87th., Battalion) but
his effort to get an opening broke
down. He then tried the left
(102nd., Battalion.) In this attempt he not only failed utterly
but paid dearly for his try, ItMs
estimated that/of.the number in
this counter-attack two-thirds
were knocked hors-de-combat,
the remainder passed through
our ranks to the rear.
It waa in this counter attack I
got hit, but stayed with it for
five hours after, hung on until
the trench was blown in, Sergt.
Conrod was the first to give me
aid. As soon as he had done
what he could for^me, he himself
got hit. Then it fell' my lot to
dolthe Good Samaritan for him.
A film of us making our way to
the base dressing station would
be'a good picture.for'anv screen."
[It was this battle, described
by Sergt. Brown, which brought
mourning and sorrow into so many homes in the City and District. -Ed. I
BROKE ALL RECORDS
Juvenile Talent, seconded by
careful training for some weeks
by the Teaching Staff and Scoutmaster Taylor, succeeded in draw-
ng a record audience to the llo
Theatre or, Wednesday evening
Nov. 22nd. Mr. Taylor engineered the High School part of the
program, (last three items).
Nothing but praise for the entertainment is heard around
town, and all the "turns" seem
to have been equally pleasing.
The "Fairy," act of the youngest
pupils was pronounced to be delightful, a bit of the real fairyland, in fact. The "Throne
Scene" of the Isle of Jewels with
its sparkle and color-variety,""under the floodlight, was declared
to be gorgeous in its splendor.
Much amusement was created by
the funny "Topsy Turvy"_act,
judging by the loud and.'prolong-
ed laughter and applause; while
tableaux,'songs, recitations, and
dances were all carried out with
such spirit and desire to please,
that the audience went away
feeling that if ever they got their
"two-bits" worth, it was on that
night.
The Belgian Relief Fund benefits to the extent of $176.00 as
the result of the Concert and the
well patronized dance which followed. Thanks are due to all
parents and pupils who sent candy, the sale of which realized
$15.25. The quality was so excellent that the candy wa3 all
snapped up within ten minutes
of its appearance.
Thanks are also due to those
parents who provided costumes
for their children taking part in
the concert,
-...-.- .*>—
The Cumberland Red Cross
Society made their regular monthly street collection on Monday,
the 20th inst, with the following
results;
Dunsmuir Ave $ 33.00
Jeiusalem    18.7C
Camp    12.75
Windermere Ave -    9.50
Maryport Ave    11.20
Penrith Ave      7.10
Privately raised and donated ._    15.00
Can. Collieries Ltd. (per
Mr. CD. Hobbs....      1.75
Total _.$104.0sri
M. R. Burnside, Sec'y.
The Board of Trustees of the
Cumberland, Bevan and Union
Bay Patriotic Fund held their
regular monthly meeting in the
Council Chambers on Friday evening, Wesley Willard chirman.
The Secretary was instructed to
tender a vote of thanks to the
Cumberland Follies and acknowledge the receipt of the sum of
$95, which the Follies handed
over to the Treasurer, being the
net receipts of their Concert and
Dance held in the Ilo Ilo Theatre
on November 7th.
He Had a Lot of Sense.
There was an old geezer and
he had a lot of sense. He started
up a business on a dollar-eighty
cents. The dollar for stock, and
Ihe eighty for an ad brought him
three lovely dollars in a day, by
dad!
Well, he bought more goods
and a little more space, and he
play id that system with a smile
on his face.
The customers (locked to his
two-by-four and soon he had to
hustle for a regular store. Up
on the square, where the people
pass, he gobbled up a corner that
was all plate glass. He fixed up
the windows with the best that
he had and told them all about it
in a half page ad. He soon had
'em coming and he never, never
quit, and he wouldn't cut down
on his ads one jit. And he's
kept things humping in the town
over since, and everybody calls
him the Merchant Prince.
Some say it's luck, but that,e
all bunk why he was doing business when the times were punk!
People have to purchase and
Geezer was wise for he knew
the way (o get 'em was to advertise.   E. F, Mclntyre.
TOWN   TOPICS
J.H. Stevens of the accounting
department af the Canadian Collieries, left for Vancouver on Friday.
Mayor Parnham is now sufficiently recovered from his recent
illness to be able to walk.'around.
Thomas A. Spruston, recently
appointed superintendent of the
Wellington mines at Ladysmith,
left by auto for the scene of his
duties on Monday, Mrs. Spruston
and .family travelling by rail.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jaynes
have removed to Bevan, taking
the residence vacated by Mr.
Spruston.
Conrad Reifel, of Nanaimo, of
the Union Brewing Company
was here on a visit on Friday.
Last Saturday was payday for
the Employees of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd. A
crowded special train arrived
from Bevan and Union Bay to do
their shopping in town.
There will be service and communion in Holy Trinity Church
al 11 a.m. There will no service
in the evening,
Liberal Government Take Office
Victoria, Nov. 23.— The last
scene of the election of 1916 took
place this forenoon in the chamber where for some years past
the business of the province has
been transacted, the executive
hall in the main block of the legislative buildings.
A. Campbell Reddie, deputy
provincial seeietary, was the presiding ollicer. It was really a
most formal affair. No one was
surprised at t he announcement of
re-election of Mr.H.C. Brewster,
leader of the Opposition, at the
head of the poll in Victoria. Hon.
Mr. Bowser handed in his resig-
nation late this afternoon to Lieut
Gov. Barnard. The resignation
of Mr. Bowser today marks the
end of more than thirteen years
of Conservative rule. Sir Richard
McBride took office on June 1st,
1903, and Mr, Bowser succeeded
to the Premiership Dec. 15, 1,915. TWO
THE ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
when the lives of the occupants
j are endangered.
From the 670 homes the great-
I er portion of the families were
turned out at night,  in  wintry
I weather. In these fires 141 lives
were lost.   The chief causes of
I these home fires are; Carelessness in allowing defective chimneys to exist; carelessness in the
| overheating of stoves and fur
! naces;   carelessness in   the use
j of matches; carelessness in many
other ways.
Before winter weather sets in,
I the householders should see that
the heating equipment is fire
safe, that' there are no cracks
1 in the chimney to allow sparks
to enter the attic; that furnace
pipes are thoroughly clean and
at a safe distance from woodwork; that stoves, ranges and
stovespipes are in safe condition
and all surrounding woodwork
protected, and that lamps and
lanterns are in good condition,
Carelessness with matches
caused 69 fires last year; overheated chimnejs, pipes, etc. 62;
, ,        ,      | electrical     defects    55.   These
n these days when Lie solgan | caUsea al.e aM easily avoided and
should be guarded against in future.
Homes should be made reasonably firesafe by taking the sim-
necessary     precautions.
Safety First is an essential in the
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Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
,C, Canada.   Telephone 3*5,
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, 1916
Roiation of Crops.
of every farmer should be great
er production   per   acre   rather
than an increase in  acreage,  on
account of shortage of help and
the inability of Water Companies Ele.st.
,....'..,.,      . .   Safet
and Municipalities to raise capi- home as at W0l.k
tal to enable them to store  more i     _________
water. The superintendent ofj
the experimental station at Sum-'
merland points out the necessity
of putting irrigated farms under
a rotation.
Experience has shown that a
falfa in most soils responds in
yield up to 3 ft, 6 ins. or 4 ft. of
water. Clover and pasture follow this very closely during a
period lasting from the middle of
April to the middle of September. Grain on the other hand
requires much less water, varying according lo soil from 1 ft.
6 ins. to 2 ft., and spread over a
much shorter period, say from
April 15th. to July 15th.. so that
it is quite evident that with a rotation, including some grain, the
maximum amount of water would
be needed during flood-water
time and thus reserve the damned
water for the alfalfa, clover
crops and pasture. Hoed crops
require less water than any other
crops as moisture may be conserved by good tillage.
Further, by following a rotation, each part of the farm has a
chance of getting its fair proportion of manure at regular intervals, vegetable matter is turned under thus getting the soil into better tilth, and, at the same
time, increasing the duty of water.    Besides this, weed  control
under irrigation can be accomplished only by a rotation of
crops.
However careful a farmer may
be with weeds, unless the ditches
and the whole community served by those ditches, are controll-
i ig weeds, the water coming
tin-, ugh the ditches will seed the
land it serves each year. The
hoi '1 ciop year is, of course, the
best year for weed control, and
the cultivator should be used often and well during the season,
a ul after each irrigation as soon
a^ the land is mellow enough.
'i I b rotation suggested as best
suited to irrigation farming in
British Columbia is at follows: -
1st year, Grain.
2nd year, Seeded to Clover
and Timothy or Alfalfa and Orchid Grass.
3rd year, Hay.
•'th year, Hay, one en p in
summer, and seci nd crop turned
under.
oth year, Hoed crop,
Thus 20 acres of arable land'
would cut up as follows: -4 acres
grain, 12 acres hay, 4 acres hoed;
crop.   To examine  this from  a'
water standpoint, it woold give
8 acres of crops requiring large
amounts of water,   8 acres requiring a small amount and  4
acres of  hav  which   would   be
ploughed under and  would  not
need so much as if growing.
Admiral
Jellicoe
looks for
s
The Rayal Naval
Canadian
Volunteer Reserve
Ofs;f.r:si!: Division
will or.rul 2000 men of good
character tsnd   good   physique
for iir.mcdiato service overseas,
{   in the British Navy.
1'ay $1.10 per day asssl up
Separation allowance $20.00 Meattly
Frae Kit
For further particulars apply te
Naval Recruiting Officer,  \
623 Hastings Street West,
Vancouver, B.C.
or to the Department of  the
Naval Service, Ottawa.
The fire record for 1915 shows
that of 1,052 fires reported, 676
were in the homes of our people.
Thegreat majority af these dwelling house fires occur at night,
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
one month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old - have them dyed.
Ask  for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
NEW   SHIPMENTS   JUST   IN
COATS
Newest models in Ladies' and Misses' Coats, Costumes and Skirts.
SWEATER COATS
Ladies' and Misses' Sv/eater Coat Sets in all the leading shades.
Children's St. Margaret all-wool Jerseys in tan, navy, Copenhagen
Cardinal and white. Boys' Jersey suits in sizes 20,22 and 24, in
myrtle, cardinal, navy, tan and white.
UNDERWEAR
Watson Underwear in Ladies', Misses' and Children's, in two-piece
Suits and Combinations. " The underwear that wears well and
will not shrink."
MILLINERY
The newest niodels in Ladies' trimmed and ready-to-wear Hats.
Specials in black velvets and shapes.
INVICTUS SHOES
The best good shoe for Ladies and Gents. Special value in Ladies
High-top shoes.
RIBBONS
Special showing this week of Holiday Ribbons in checks, plaids, and Dresdens. Newest patterns in
black and white, stripes and broken checks.
GENTS' DEPT.
New Styles in Men's Hats, Ties and W. G. & R. Shirts.
WallrtartsOfc   Beauty may be only skin deep;
" wiipwpci o   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15^ a double roll, to the best ingrains.
I DUNSMUIR AVENUE
I CUMBERLAND, - C.
1   Phone 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE  STORE
i*m
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.]
Expansion cf B.C. Telephone
System.
This year the British Columbia Telephone
Company has spent a very large amount of
money in making improvements to its system
in various parts of the province. This supplements work that was done last year, the
policy of the Company being to keep its
equipment thouroughly up to date and to
anticipate the demands of the public in the
matter of service. Never has its system been
in better shape.
Achievements of the B. C. Telephone Co. are
an earnest of future accomplishments, to provide a more comprehensive as well as more
perfect telephone service.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D. D.C.L., Pmldtnt
JOHN AIRD, Guenl Mnuw, H. V. F. JONES. Au't Gener.l Minuter
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rata is allowed on all deposits of $1
upwards    Careful attention is given to every account   Small account,
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
irawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. iioo
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
QUEEN BEER
A Poor Appetite
If your appetite is poor
and you feel run down
Drink QUEEN
Beer
with your meals. There
is, perhaps, no other
beverage that tends to
build health and
strength like a glass of
GOOD BEER.
QUEEN   BEER
IS PURE, HEALTHFUL AND
 APPETISING.	
Beer is Beneficial, lut itmust be Good.
Ask for QUEEN Beer.
FOR SALE BY ALL THE LEADING HOTELS
Pilsener Brewing Co., Ltd.
Cumberland, B.C. fl*
THE ISLANDER CUMBERLAND, B.C. "*
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UNION   HOTEL
Opposite the Railway Station
WM. JONES.
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hoti?l
in every respect.    The best and finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Silver Spring Beer
Contains backbone and
stamina, and gives you
back the appetite that
you have lost. Drink the
Beer that's pure at the
UNION HOTEL
Cumberland,   B. C.
Charlie SingChong
General Merchant
/
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
And
Hong Chong & Co
Bevan, B.C.
Our Business is 'Growing.'
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs,
Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.
NOT   HOW  CHEAP,  BUT  HOW   GOOD.
EVERGREENS   -   ROSES   -   RHODODRENDRONS
Descriptive Nursery and Bulb Catalogue on request.
Dominion Nursery Company,
2184 4th Ave., W.A Vancouver, B.C.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominior.
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
toriea and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental of
81 an acre. Not more than 2,600 acres
will be leased to one applicant.
Applioation 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 lei/HlaubdivifnonB
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked uut by
theapplioaut himself.
Jfiacn applioation must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of Bve cent* per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merch*
an table coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least unoe a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the If osee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
$10.00anaore.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Depart*
ment >f the Interior, Ottawa,   or to   any
Agent or Sub-Agent >fDominion Lands.
W   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B— Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
I
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND.B.C
Aui'nt fur Iho
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex HsndsHion, Proprietor
K*tiniatt- and Design* furnished
on Application
The
New Home
Bakery
A fine selection of cakes, pies and
small pastry made daily.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
J. H. Halliday
Dunsmuir Are.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR  AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
Co jfobeaitorg
THOSE WHO,  FROM TIME TO TIME,  HAVE FUNDS REQUIRING
INVESTMENT,  MAY PURCHASE AT PAR
DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN SUMS OF $500 OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF.
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free
of exchange at any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent
per annum from the date of purchase.
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and
accrued interest, as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment
made under any future war loan issue in Canada other than an issue of
Treasury Bills or other like short date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and stockbrokers on allotments made in respect of applications
for this stock which bear their stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA,
OCTOBER 7th,  1916.
Co-Operative
Meat Market
We h;.ve on hand
a good supply of
Fresh Beef,
Pork,
Veal,
Lamb.
Sausage and Hamburg
Steak made every day.
Bacons, Hams and Lard
at   reasonable  prices.
Comox Co-Operative Meat
Market.
P
The Spirella
Made-to-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply to
Mrs.   JOHN GILLESPIE,
West Cumberland.
LESLIE J. ASTON
DUNSMUIR    AVENUI
Shoemaker
REPAIRS NEAT and PROMPT
Prices in Line with the Times
King George Hotel
VICTOR BONORA, Prop.
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
For Service and Satisfaction
The
Mendelssohr
Piano
If you are consldering'the purchase
of a Piano, why not call and let u
demonstrate to you the merits of this
unriyalled'instrument ? Here are a few
of its'superior points: An extraordinary singing tone, a deep round bass,
remarkably free from harmonics or
overtones, a clear pure bell-like treble,
a pliant and easy touch, quick to respond to the slightest movement of thc
player, absolute durability. Thc price
as low as $290.00, and we can arrange
easy payment, $10.00 cash and $8.00
per month,
CALL AND HEAR IT
PLAYED.       WE INVITE YOU.
G. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.,
"Nanaimo's Music House"
am Commercial St., NANAIMO, B.C,
MAROCCHT   t BOS
Geocors and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
CtJMBEJRLAND      COURTENAY
Pretty Things for
the Housewife
DresserSet of Embroidered Linen
Heavy while linen (or cotton In certain weaves) embroidered with light
colored floss, make simple and elegant
dresser sets that will delight the heart
of the neat housewife. Theso sets
consist of dresser scarf and pincushion cover usually, but glove and handkerchief cases may be made to match
and added to them.
The scarf is a length of the linen
having scalloped edges buttonhole
stitched with light colored floss. A
scroll and flower pattern Is embroidered at each end and at the center ot
the acarf, on one side.
A small oblong pincushion is covered with two pieces of linen, one
smaller than the other, as shown In the
picture. These are buttonhole stitched
in scallops *bout the edges and eyelets
are worked In them. A scroll and flower pattern is embroidered ln the smaller piece. Tliey are joined by narrow
satin ribbon threaded through the eyelets and tied in little bows.
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing nSpvoialty
West Cumberland
Luncheon Set of Silk Muslin
Something new in luncheon boIs is
niiide of stiff white silk muslin, very
small gilt cord and wliito and green
water color paints. It consists of a
centerpiece und twelve doilies to
match and Is made in a conventionalized chrysanthemum design. The
doilies aro small replicas of the centerpiece.
A large circle Is cut from the muslin for tho centerpiece anil a few
French knots, of dark yellow embroidery silk, are worked in the center to
represent tho stamens. Throo rows of
petals aro outlined on the centerpiece
■with white paint and the tiny gilt
cord Is sewed with yellow silk thread
along the outline of each petal. The
petals are crowded a little at one side
to allow three light green leaves to
be painted ln. A little white paint Is
bruBhed In at the point of each petal
and the muslin about tho edge trimmed
away from them.
Tho dollies are made in tho same
way but on a smaller scale.
Roll for Doilies of Cretonne
tf Til      M
A doily roll makes a proUy gift
for thc housewife nnd Ih useful In her
In more ways than one, It keeps her
doilies fresh and easy to get at. Nothing Is easier to mako, and very fow
equally pretty gifts cost so littlo.
Tho rolls are usually mado in two
lengths, ono for centorploeoB and
one for doilies. To mako ono a
Btrong pasteboard tube, surh as
used for mailing Is procured. Circular
pieces of cretonne ure stretched over
tho ends und pasted down on tho
roll.
A strip of tho cretonne as wido
as the tube Is long is then cut off nf
any length desired. Ono end of this
strip is trimmed in a curve and tho
other left straight. The curved end
and sides of tho strip aro bound with
tape.
The straight end is pasted to tho
roll, tho cretonne wound once about
it nnd sewed down lo form a casing
for lt. Ribbon ends are sewed to the
curved end of cretonno to form ties
for fastening it when tho doilies have
been rolled.
Tho cretonne used to make the roll
shown in the picture is a striped pf.t-
tern with small flowers scattered over
the surface. Dar)< backgrounds with
guy (lowers make rolls that do not
soil easily. Tlie ribbon used sho"!'
match tb'i flowcis or foliage i
pattern.
"5£S£^5Si2^fli3££S£jS5£ijjA5'*Vs*1JkA*s1
Convenient Gifts
for Everyone
Wall Pockets for the Closet
A convenient gift which will be welcomed by either men or women is a
group of wall pockets for the closet.
A strip of denim or cretonne is cut
as long its the maker may choose
and bound with tape. Strips of the
material, ranging in width and length
are bound with the tape and a deep
box plait Is laid in each one.
These pieces are stitched along
three sides to tlio plain strip to 'form
pockets, as shown in tho picture
abovo. Tho pockets hold slippers,
shoes, rubbers, hosiery, corsets or
small articles for the laundry. Pockets made to extend the length of tho
closet door will hold everything which
usually finds a place on the floor.
Darning Bag of Silkalene
Two squares of figured sllkalone are
placed face to faco and machine-
stitched together In a felled seam. Ono
corner Is then cut off and tho bag and
corner piece turned right sldo out.
The edges, mado by cutting off the
corner, aro folded ovor a small embroidery hoop and sewed down. Tho
bag Is suspended by means of'a fold
of the silkalene, with edges machine-
stitched together and ends sewed to
each side of the opening.
The comer thnt was cut away ts
stuffed with cotton or sawdust and
bound with tape, making a cushion for
darning noodles. A littlo plceo of
tapo Is sewed to ono edgo of It and to
tho bag, attaching It to tho opening.
This provides a receptacle for hosiery
that needs darning.
Bubble Pipes That All Enjoy
A small wooden rack, or one nf celluloid, such ns aro sold for holding
tootli brushes, a lew clay pipes and
fnur yards of bright red baby rlbon,
serve lo lix up a gay little gift holding
promise or fun for tho young peoplo
And bubble blowing Is not beneath
the dignity of their elders; everyone
Indulges in ihis pastime.
Two other pipes may ho auspen li I
from this rack by shorter lengths ol
ribbon and the man who profei i to
blow smoke so bubbles will like ;< rnok
Which holds ■■< fresh pipe or vuc lio
' juay oiler his trleiul. FOUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
=    w
Dairymen's Annual Convention.!
The next annual Convention of
the British Columbia Dairyman's
Association will be held in the
city of Nanaimo on Thursday
and Friday, January 25th and 26
th. 1917. '
During the past few years it
has been the policy of the Association to hold these annual conventions in different dairy centres. Nanaimo is the centre of a
splendid dairy section and is
within easy reach from Cowichan,
Victoria, Comox, anil Alberni
districts, as well :is being conveniently reached by boat from
mainland points.
Every effort will be made by the
officers of ihe Association to
make the 1917 Convention excell
any previous one. Addresses
will be delivered by speakers of
very wide reputations in dairy
circles. Arrangements are being made to hold competitions
for producers market milk, approved milk, cream, and creamery butter classes. Over-500.00
in cash prizes will be distributed.
Mr. T. A. F. Wiancko, of the
Department of Agriculture, Victoria, is the acting secretary of
the Association, Irom whom full
particulais may be obtained.
Winneis of Matinee Prizes last
Sat inlay   were:   Lizzie Jayie:
skates; M. Maxwell, doll's   bed;
Dan  Horbury   and J.   Russt
candy.
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ac
The Price of Newspapers
The increase in the price of
printing paper has become so
serious that publishers are getting together to devise measures
to meet the situation. Many
have already increased their subscription rates and some have
been forced to suspend publication, We are advised, however,
by the publishers of The Family
Herald and Weekly Star of
Montreal that for the present,
anyway, there will be no increase
in the price of that paper, and
we are permitted to offer The
Family Herald and Weekly Star
along with The Islander for $2.00,
that is one full year's substrip-
tion to each paper, This offer is
good only to Nov. 30-1916, as it
may be found necessary to make
a change then. The Publishers
of The Family Herald and Weekly Star notwithstanding the enormous increase in cost of production, have decided to spend more
money than ever improving the
paper, and to give their great
army of readers greater value
than ever. A full j ear's subscription to Thc Islander and The
Family Herald and Weekly Star
will cost only $2.00, provided orders are received before Nov. 30-
1916. Send your subscription to
this office.
THE YOUTH'S COMPANION
CALENDAR FOR 1917.
The Publishers of the Youth's
Companion are presenting, aa
always at this season, to every
subscriber whose subscription is
paid lor 1917, a Calendar for the
new year. It is decidedly unusual, and strikingly artistic.
The colors are well chosen and
richly blended. It was made
primarily, however, for actual
use, and is well named the Practical Home Calendar.
— o	
NOTICK TO THK PUBLIC,
We, the undersigned, hereby
give notice that on and after
.Monday, the 30th., day of Octo-
l,i I-, 1916, the price of Bread will
be three loaves for 2f>c, and thirteen tickets for $1.00.
The above prices are the same
as Vancouver and Victoria.    .
JAMES H, HALLlDAY.
MAKOCCHI KUOS.
THE  BIG  STORE
r.ROCERlES    AT    I,ESS   PRICES
There are Groceries AND Groceries.
The kind of goods on our shelves and counters we guarantee to be of the
best; it has always been our aim to give the best quality at the most reasonable price.   Here are a few of our prices; by buying now you can save money:
Local Potatoes, fine mealy, all in first
class condition, at per sack..- $1:50
"King's" Quality Flour, every stick up
to its reputation. We guarantee this
flour to be equal to any on the market. The wholesale price in Vancouver today is $10.80 per barrel of
four sacks. Our price at your door
in Cumberland is $2.70 per sack, or
$10.80 per barrel,
Pacific Milk, one of the leading brands.
We guarantee every tin, or your
money back, Our price today, 3 tins
for 25c.   This is a money-saver,
Braid's Ideal Tea, give it a trial. 3 lbs.
for $1.00.    This is an extra special.
Jonathan Apples, an Al grade. Yon will
appreciate the flavour. Special per
box, $2,25.
Fine Local Apples, per box, $1.50.
New Xmas Fruits have arrived: Sultanas,
Currants, Seeded Raisins' and Peel.
These are the gnest quality, only a
trial will convince you of their superiority.
We-do not stock the above lines in the
lower grades, as our customers want
the best, and the best is none too
good for our customers.
Cut Glass for Xmas Presents.—We have
a choice assortment of the very best
grade of Cut Glass, all marked at
reasonable prices. Inspection invited.
|)RY    QOODS    DEPARTMENT
We can save you money on many lines of Dry Goods in this department, as we
were well stocked previous to the rapid advance in prices taking place in the markets
today. We have many lines of Hosiry, such as Penman's, which are practically off
the market today, and you will find our prices are reasonable.
Sweater Coats in a variety of Styles and
Qualities, at prices within the reach
of all.
Ladies' Northway Coats, new and up to
the minute.   They are style leaders.
New Crepe de Chene Waists to hand, in
a good reliable quality.   Price $4.95.
Suit Cases. A shipment just arrived, including a very good assortment at
prices to meet the purse of everyone.
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
31
a
NOTICE is hereby given that at the
next meeting of the Board of License Commissioners of the City of Cumberland, I
intend to apply for a renewal of the hotel
license held by me for the Waverly Hotel,
iituated on lot 2, block 3, Cuirberland
Townsite.
FRANK DALLOS
Dated this 9th day of Oct., 1916
FIREWOOD
Slab Wood for Sale at $3.00 per
Load.   Cash or. Delivery.   Phone
95 L.
RoystonSawmill Co.
Ltd.
NoTICE is hereby given that at the
next meeting of the Hoard of Licence
Commissioners of the City of Cumberland,
I intend to apply for a renewal of the
wholesale liquor license held by me, situated on loi 6, block 15, Cumberland
Townsite,
DOMENECO MARCHETTI
Dated this 20ih day of November, 1916.
NOTICE is hereby given that at the
next meeting of the Board of License Commissioners of the City of Cumberland, I
intend to apply for a renewal of the hotel
license held by me for the "King George"
Hotel, situated on lot 9, block 7, Cumber
laud Townsite.
VICTOR BONORA
Dated this 9th day of Oct., 1916
NOTICE is hereby given that at the
next meeting of the Board of License Commissioners of the City of Cumberland. I
intend to apply for a renewal of the wholesale liquor license held by me, situated on
lot ]2, block 6, Cumberland Townsite,
JOHN MAROCCHI
Dated this 9th day of Oct., 1916
NOTICE is hereby given that at the next
meeting of llie Board of License Commissioners of the City of Cumberland, I intend
to apply for a renewal of the hotel license
held by me for the Cumberland Motel,
situated on lot 1, block 6, Cumberland
Townsite.
WILLIAM MERRIFIELD
Daled this 9th day of Oct., 1916.
NOTICE is hereby given that at the
next meeting of the Board of License Commissioners of the City of Cumberland, I
intend to apply for a renewal of the hotel
license held by me for the Vendome Hotel,
situated on lot 5, block 3, Cumberland
Townsite.
JOSEPH DAMONTE
Dated this 9th of Oct., 1916.
NOTICE is hereby given that on the
first day of November 1916 application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police, for a renewal of the
wholesale liquor license upon the premises known as Lot 24, Subsection 1, Nelson District.
Pilsoner Brewing Company
Dated October 1st, 1916.
WHY
THE GREAT-WEST LIFE
Assurance Company
has for nine successive years written
The Largest Canadian Business
of all companies operating in Canada.
ITS PREMIUMS ME THE LOWEST
ITS POLICIES M6 THE MOST LIBERAL
ITS DIVIDENDS AR<S THtS HIGHEST
In vestigate for yourself before insuring elsewhere.
VANCOUVER ISLAND BRANCH OFFICE
J. Burtt Morgan, Manager.
109 Union Bank Building, Victoria, B. C.
THOMAS MORDY, Ageni, Cnmberland, B.C.
Cook by Wire!
Electricity provides the Cleanest,
the most Sanitary, and the
most Hygienic method
of Cooking.
The Electric Range ciosely parallels the wood or jjas
range but excels either in flexibility of operation. With
the Electric Range you cook under ideal conditions
beause
Each cooking unit can be switched to high,
medium or simmering heat and kept there as long
as needed.
It is the acme of cleanliness.
Practically no heat escapes into the room.
The air is not vitiated.
There is no contamination of food.
You save food values through the rete ntion
of the essential salts and meat juices; on a six
pound roast the saving is nearly a pound.
All the latest standards of range construction are used, including high oven, thermometer,
or glass door, porcelain splashers.
The fire risk is lessened because there are
no open flames.
We will gladly give you information on rates and
Electric Ranges.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P.O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
J>^)CH)(3()lO«0(!0(slO(>^IOi)Osa><0(!0()0(!0!IO(sOliO!)ai!Oi)OiH
FIRE   INSURANCE
Queen Insurance Company,
(Fire and Automobile,) and       j
National Fire of Hartford. §
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 Chubch.
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 at7.30 p.m.
Rev, Henry Wilson, Pastor ,
Holy Trinity Church.
(Anglican.)
Services for 19th Sunday after
Trinity:
11 a.m., Litany and Holy Communion.
FOR SALE-
Bricks, $17. per thousand Cumberland;   $18 per thousand F.O.
B. cars Courtenay.   Apply
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Ltd.   Cumberland, B. C.
FOR SALE, CHEAP-1 Martin
Orme Piano, in good condition.
Can be seen any time. A Bargain. Also 10 shares of Cumberland and Union Water Works
shares. Apply P. O. Drawer
226.   Cumberland, B. C.
Mrs. Simms wishes to receive
pupils at her house in Jerusalem
for pianoforte instruction any
time by appointment. Apply for
terms at the house, or P. O. Box
353, Cumberland.
FOR RATES A D PARTICULARS APPLY TO
EDWARD  W.   BICKLE
J OFFICE:   THE   ISLANDER   BL C.
I DUNSMUIR AVE.,  CUMBERLAND
I
»C*W»»»)OlsOI)OI»««»0».OI»g»)O1)Oi(o(jgaig
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NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of thc hole!
licence to sell liquor by retail in the hotel
known as the Malaspina Hotel situate at
Lund, B.C., in the Province of British Columbia, Dated this 11th. day of Sept.
1916. FRED THULIN, Applicant.
NOTICE.
The Partnership heretofore existing
between Geo. F. Rofe. James T, McLean,
and W. E. Finley doing business as the
Lund Logging Co., has been dissolved by
mutual consent. Accounts owing or due
to be presented to Geo. F. Rofe, Lund,
for settlement.
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of the hotel
license to sell liquor by retail in the hotel
known as the Bevan Hotel, situate at
Bevan, in the province of BritishColumbia.
Dated this 11th day of September, 1916
WATKIN WILLIAMS, Applicant
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of the hotel
license to sell liquor by retail in the hotel
known as the Union Hotel, situate at
Union, in the province of BritishColumbia,
Dated this 11th day of September, 1916.
WILLIAM JONES, Applicant.
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the renewal of the
hotel license to sell liquor by retail in the
hotel known as the Wilson Hotel, situate
at Union Bay, in the Province of British
Columbia.
Dated this 28th day of September, 1916
ALFRED R. HORNE, Applicant.
NOTICE is hereby given ,hat, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the .Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of the hotel
icense to sell liquor by retail in the hotel
known as the Nelson Hotel, situate at
Union Bay, in the Province of British
Columbia.
Dated this 28th day of September, 1916
JOHN A. FRASER, Applicant.

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