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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
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With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND WEWS established 1894,
VOL. VII., No. 49
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 1917.
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
 Vnucivl'ij Rieiinlu Ijioot:.
Patriotic Sweep (serenly): "Ain't you ashamed to be advertisin'
them there dirty Turkish 'abits?"—London Passing Show.
From "Somewhere in France."
In The Field, 24-1-17. Dear
Mr. Banks: I was very agreeably surprised to receive a parcel
from the Cumberland Fire Department, for which I thank you
all from the bottom of my heart.
First of all I must tell you that
everything is going pretty well
with me excepting that I have
hurt my back a bit and it is giving me trouble on and off, but
otherwise am fine. A week or
two ago 1 met Ab Grant, who
looks very well, and some time
before that I saw Conrad and
Brown and Horwood and a lot of
other Cumberland and Courtenay
boys. Of course we talked over
old times and Cumberland, etc.,
and one or two of the boys were
telling me that they thought the
Cumberland people had certainly
(to use their own term) treated
them white, for they had received parcels and smokes from several. I positively repeat their
statement, for 1 have had several parcels myself and I thank ev-
erj one for myself and all the
other boys who have been treated likewise, and shall always
have very pleasant memories of
Cumberland, B. C. I may mention that the gold watch given
me. by the Fire Department is
still on my wrist and   keeping
good time.
We are having very nice weather here this last few days, for
it is sunshine and snow, but heavy, frosty weather and pretty
parky at nights, a little different
to what we have had, for when
we were in a different sector we
were up to our knees in mud, in
fact so bad that horses that got
stuck could not be pulled out but
had to be shot then and there.
One cannot conceive what it is
like until they have seen it.
Three days ago we had a very
exciting sight right over our
heads for there was an areoplane
scrap right above us, and Mr.
Fritz had to come down and of
course were taken prisoners. Be^
lieve me, Fritz is not having it
all his own way and in the spring
he will find it out to his cost, by
all appearances.
Give my kindest regards to all
old friends and also all good
wishes. I am glad to see that
the Cumberland boys have re
sponded to the call so well, for
there certainly seems to be quite
a lot of us over here.
Well, I must come to a close
now and smoke all your healths,
so here's to a speedy retui n and
may a lasting peace crown our
united efforts. Believe me,
Yours very sincerely,
Frank Hurford.
OF CITY COUNCIL
MAKE YOUR DOLLARS
FIGHT
AT  THE   FRONT.
BUY
DOMINION OF CANADA
THREE-YEAR
War Savings Certificates
$ 25.00  FOR   $21.eo
60.00     " 43.00
100.00     " 86.00
INDIVIDUAL PURCHASES LIMITED TO UNO.
FOR FULL PARTICULARS APPLY AT ANY BANK
OR ANY MONEY ORDER POST OFFICE
Finanoe  Department
IAN. 9, 1917 OTTAWA
The regular meeting of the
City Council was held in the
Council Chambers on< Monday
evening. Present His Worship
Mayor Bate,' Aid. Macdonald,
James Brown and Milligan. The
minutes of the previous meeting
were read and adopted.
The following communications
addressed to the City Clerk were
received and filed:
Sir: I am in receipt of your
letter of the 19th ult, enclosing
copy of a resolution passed by
the Cumberland City Council in
reference to the enlargement of
the boundaries of the school district.
In reply I beg to acquaint you
that 1 have placed the matter in
the hands of Mr. Deane for investigation and report.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
Abraham Robinson
Dear Sir: It has been brought
to my attention that when the
new Street Lighting system was
installed recently, tho old brackets previously in use on the same
poles were not removed as intended. .
In order that you may not consider us remiss in this respect I
beg to state that I have been
prevented from giving the matter
immediate attention owing to my
being confronted with a large
volume of business that had to
be cleared up before the 15th of
the present month.
I can assure you, however,
that these brackets shall be taken down and turned over to the
City at an early date.
Should there be an occasion on
which you consider you are not
obtaining satisfaction in connection with the electricity vended
by this company it would be con-
considered a favour were you to
bring same to our notice.
Yours for service, Cum, Elec.
Light Co. Ltd.,
Per John Shortt, Mgr.
Sir: Replying to yours of recent date, I am instructed by
this association to forward to the
City Council the enclosed resolution.   Yours truly,
Leslie J. Aston, Ass'n Secy.
The resolution is as follows:
That the Council may rest assured that this association will
give the matter due and careful
consideration and that they will
do all in their power insofar as
they may deem expedient and
advisable to protect and advance
the interests of the city.
The following accounts were
referred to the finance committee for payment: British Columbia Telephone Co., 3.75; Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.
$11, total, $14.65.
A deputation from the Boy
Scouts waited upon the council
with a view to securing free
light for the City Hall. Most of
the aldermen were not in favor
of granting the request when the
matter was finally laid over until
the next meeting.
The City Council decided to
ask the Provincial authorities to
close the general stores of China
town and Jap town on Sundays.
A resolution extending the sympathy of the Council to Aid. and
Mrs. Milligan in the loss of their
son at the front was unanimously adopted.
The City Clerk was instructed
to return road taxes collected
from youths under age.
Don't take a chance of missing
the Follies Concert, buy your
tickets to-day and reserve your
seat.
WELL IN HAND
London, Feb. 21—In a speech
in the House of Commons today
Sir Edward Carson, first lord of
the admiralty, said the submarine menace had grown recently
until its extent had grown grave
and serious. The menace had
not yet been solved, but measures which had been adopted, he
said, will mitigate it by degrees.
Sir Edward informed the House
that an anti-submarine department had been established in the
admiralty composed of the most
experienced and capable men in
the navy. The number of armed
merchant ships had been increased 47.5 per cent, in the last
two months.
In the first eighteen days of
February, the first lord of the
admiralty announced, 89 Allied
and neutral steamers of more
than 1000 tons had been lost,
their total tonnage aggregating
268,000. This was compared with
losses of 69 vessels of 201,000
tons in the first eighteen days of
December and of 65 vessels oi
182,000 tons the first of January.
Upon the whole, Sir Edward
continued, Great Britain had suffered less privations than any of
the belligerents. The personnel
carried across the seas by the
naval forces up to the end of last
October was 8,000,000, he added.
Up t j the end of October also,
the naval forces had moved more
than 9,000,000 tons of explosives
and other materials; 1,000,000
sick and wounded; more than
1,000,000 horses and mules; more
than 4,000,000 gallons of petrol.
They had examined on the high
seas or in harbors 15,150 ships.
In January last, alone, in British
ports they had examined 1754
ships, and the total for February
would not be less than that for
January. The figures, Sir Edward stated, showed that 78 per
cent of armed ships escaped after a submarine attack, while
only 24 percent, of unarmed vessels escaped.
While not giving the number
of submarines destroyed, Sir Edward said he had a record of
forty encounters with them during the last eighteen days.
The Cumberland Follies
The citizens of Cumberland
and surrounding district will
once again have the pleasure of
greeting the Cumberland Follies
on Thursday, March 1st, at the
Ilo Ilo Theatre. The Follies have
been practising faithfully under
the leadership of Miss E. Lowden,
who has proved herself beyond a
doubt one of the ablest directors
who ever staged a conceit in this
city. With the assistance of thi
best local talent the Follies expect
to make a far better showing than
they did at the last concert.
The Follies have all the latest
songs and funny sketches, in
which Harold Woods, the popular
local comedian, takes a prominent
part.
A dance will be held in the Ilo
Ilo Hall immediately following
the concert.
As the proceeds are to be given
to the local Patriotic Fund everybody should avail themselves
of this opportunity of helping the
wives and families of the boys at
the front, and thereby do their
bit at home, besides seeing a
show that is worth while.
H. S. Fleming, chairman of
the Executive of the Canadian
Collieries, Dunsmuir, Ltd., arrived on Sunday and left for Victoria on Friday.
JOIN RED CROSS
The Cumberland Branch of the
Canadian R id Cross have made a
splendid start and to date have
seventy-eight members and assO'
ciate members. The Society anticipates that this number will be
greatly increased as very few
men have as yet been enrolled,
and they will be glad to welcome
any who would care to join.
The following is a list of the
present members:
Members Associate Members
Mrs. E. W. Bickle      Mrs. T. E. Bate
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"    Bryan
J. C. Brown
Bruce
"     Boffy
"    Bumside
"     Bennett
"    J.W. Cooke
A.J. Bumside
"    G.W. Clinton
Miss Campbell
Mr. G.W. Clinton
Mrs. A.J. Edwards
Mrs. Dando
"    Gillespie
"    Fraser
Miss Gannor
"    Jas. Hood
Mrs. J. Horbury
"    CD. Hobbs
"    Hunden
Dr. E.R. Hicks
Rev. Jas. Hood
Mrs. W.E. Lawrence
Mrs. Halcrow
"    Mumford
"    W. Harrison
Miss J. McDowall
"    Haywood
Mrs. D.R. McDonald
"   Hannah
"    Murdock
"   T. Horbury
"    MacFarlane
Miss B. Jones
MacNaughton
Mrs. Jeffrey
Dr. G.K. MacNaughton     "    F. Jones
Vlrs. Milligan
Mr. F. Jones
"    L.W. Nunns
Mrs. Lockner
"    Geo. Odgers
Miss J. McDonald
Miss M. Peacey
"   C. McDonald
Mrs. C. Parnham
Mrs. Mounce
"    Pickard
"    Marsh
"    L. Piket
Miss Percival
"    Ramsell
Mrs. Robertson
"    Rickson
"    Rushford
"    Sloan
"    Richardson
"    Sutherland
"    Reid
"    C.H. Tarbell
Miss Spruston
Miss Tarbell
Mrs. J. Taylor
Mrs. Vaughan
Mr. G, Tarbell
Mr. J. White Jr.
Mra A.J. Taylor
"    W. White
"   Watson
Mrs. W. Willard
Miss H. Watson
"   A. Watson
Mrs. J. Walker
"    Wilcock
" A. Wood
The regular monthly collection
for the Canadian Red Cross So
ciety took place on Monday. Feb.
19th, 1917, with the following re
sults:
Dunsmuir Ave.
$27.50
Penrith Ave.
11.65
Maryport Ave.
10.60
Windermere Ave
9.15
Jerusalem
14.30
Camp
21.50
Bevan
12.50
Membership Fees
43.50
Total
$150.20
M.
R. Burnside,
Hon. Secy. Treas.
Santard Uno, a resident of No.
1 Japanese town, was slectiocut,'
ed at No. 4 mine on Saturday
evening. Coroner Bickle held an
inquest on Wednesday evening,
when the jury returned a verdict
of accidental death with no blame
attached to anyone.
The Canadian Collieries Duns-
;nuir Ltd., have decided to build
ii new coal chute at No, 6 mine,
where city wagons will bt? able
to pull up along side and get the
coal required. Residents of Cumberland and non employees of
the Canadian Collieries will then
purchase their coal tickets at the
company's office and hand it to
which ever teamster they may
think fit for hauling.
Mrs. Margaret Cessford, aged
82 years, died on Monday, February 19th., at the home of her
son, Robert Cessford. The deceased lady has been a resident
of the city for the past seven
years and death was expected.
The funeral took place on Thursday to the Presbyterian cemetery
at Sandwick, Rev. James Hood
officiating. Funeral arrangements
were in charge of Thomas E,
Banks.
TOWN   TOPICS
Mrs. C. D. Hobbs will not receive on Monday, February 26th!
P. S. Fagan, chief accountant
of the Canadian Collieries, left
for Victoria on Saturday.
John Sutherland, Manager of
Simon Leiser & Co., Ltd., left for
Nanaimo on Thursday.
Aid. John Brown and Matthew
Brown returned from a visit to
Vancouver on Thursday.
We notice the barbers in town
are doing a rushing business with
the bald heads - front seats and
short skirts are all the go now.
Mr. and Mrs. Robeit Cessford
and family wish to thank the
residents for sympathy expressed
during their recent bereavement.
Service and Holy Communion
will be held in Holy Trinity
Church, Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. Preacher, Rev. Arch.
Collinson.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Meth
odist Church will hold a Sale of
Work at the Church on the Wednesday following April payday.
W. Marchant, Inspector of
Customs, accompanied by Mr.
Mason, his assistant, arrived on
Wednesday evening and left for
Victoria on Thursday.
A general meeting of the Canadian Red Cross Society will be
held in the basement of the
Presbyterian Church on Tuesday
afternoon, February 27th, 1917,
at 3.30 p.m. The room will be
open as usual for sewing from 2
until 5 and all those desiring to
help in this work will kindly remember the date.
Mrs, Jones:-"We!l, Mrs.Smith
it's about three years since I saw
you. and what are you doing back
in town?" Mrs. Smith:—"Do
you know, Mrs. Jones, I would
travel hundreds of miles to see
the Cumberland Follies, they
have Pantages skinned a thousand different ways."
H. S. Fleming, chairman of the
Executive of the Canadian Collieries, granted a deputation of
the Cumberland Board of Trade
an interview on Thursday evening which was held in the Council Chambers. The matters that
came up for discussion were steel
works at Union Bay and extension of the City Limits. Further
interviews will take place in the
future.
The Red Cross Society desires
to thank the Royston Sawmill
Company for so generously donating and delivering a load of
wood for the use of the ladies on
their weekly sewing day, and
also the Boy Scouts who so kindly brought in and piled the wood.
HELP WANTED - -A good reliable girl for General Housework.
Must be a good cook and ironer.
Extra help attends to washing
and clearing once a week and
furnace each morning. Good
wages to right person.  Apply to
Mrs. Geo. K. Macnaughton,
Windermere Avenue.
On Sunday morning, February
24th, at li) a.m., an examination
will he held in the Public School
budding in this city for certificates in the St. John's Ambulance.   James Whyte, Secy.
The regular monthly meeting
of tbe Cumberland General Hospital will be held at the home of
Mrs. Harry Bryan on Fridav,
March 2nd., 1917, instead of
Thursday, the usual day of the
month. The ladies have made
(his change on account of the
Cumberland Follies having their
concert and dance in the Ilo ilo
Theatre on March 1st,
FOR SALE.
Pure bred   White Wyandotte
eggs for hatching, $2.00 setting.
GEORGE BOOTH,
UNION BAY WO
ThK ISLANDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.
BE Or BOOD UHEtR!
VICTORY FOLLOWS
THE FLAG.
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Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
IV.. C inada.   T. ephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Single copies, 5c, Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, 32.00
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 1917
German Plans Miscarry
One of the most striking features of the present war is the fact
that German calculations have
gone astray so often and so grievously as to suggest that, despite
ail iier thoroughness, and in de-
fiance of the fact that she po-
ssessed so many men of acknowledged ability, Germany has failed to take into account some
facts which were really essential,
as the events have proved.
We do not supp.ose any nation
before ever had figured out so
correctly the costs of a great
war, and no nation ever had
made such complete preparation
to meet it. Even to the last
button on the soldier's tunic Germany was prepared. And her
Bpy-system was probably the
completes! and most elaborate
that any Government ever possessed, and by means of it Germany knew exactly the condition
of her neighbors' aunies and
navies, and she prepared herself
fully, on paper, for every contingency. Antl yet not one of
her calculations worked out as it
had been expected to.
She had calculated that England would noL fight, and England did light. She had calculated that Belgium would not tight,
and Belgium held her just long
enough to Hive France a needed
breathing spell. She calculated
that Kussia, once beaten, would
make peace; and Kussia stayed
in the tight. She reckoned that
France coukl not light, and the
PoiSa has proved more than a
match for the Prussian. She
felt sure that Italy would not
dais.'to hue up against her, but
Italy did unite with her foes,
She thought that |t she mastered
Serbia and Roumania the Balkan
question would be settled for a
hundred years, and the Teuton
would be lord; but while she won
the fight, the final battle has yet
to be fought.
There is no doubt that when
she was planning for this war
Germany expected that it would
make her dominant in Europe,
and in the greal struggle which
Bhe foresaw wouhl tuke place
with Britain the British Empire
would go to pieces and Britain's
would become German prey, But
instead of this she ha- lost her
own colonies, and Britain, her
mos.1 dreaded rival, promises to
come out ol the war stronger and
greater than ever. Sho pinned
her faith to the Zeppelin, and the
Zeppelin faile i her. She put her
trust in floating mine antl sub-
marine, and tbey have been mastered. And finally, in desperation, she threatens to proceed
without regard to any law, divine or human, and to rend and
tear without mercy, and she
hopes by this deliberateand fiendish frightfulness to conquer Britain, whom she holds to be her
greatest foe. And here again
we venture to say she has made
another miscalculation. She may
sink scores of ships and send
thousands of men, and even
women, to a watery graves, but
she will lind that not so is peace
lo be won.
This latest calculation of her
statesmen seems likely to prove
one of the most costly of her
blunbers, Already she has united
the neutral nations in spirit a-
gainst her, and to-day she has
probably not one friend in the
world outside of her allies, and
the allegiance of Bulgaria, Turkey and even Austria is by no
means to be regarded as beyond
suspicion. If ever a nation seemed
determined upon national suicide
it is Germany at this time. In Europe, Asia, Africa and North and
South America she has no nation
upon whose friendship she can
definitely rely. It is doubtful at
this time if thei* is one nation in
the wide world which trusts her,
and it is certain that when this
fact has once penetrated the German consciousness there will be
some heart-searching such as
Germany has not known for a
thousand years. The truth is
that Germany has failed to understand men. She has aimed at
efficiency, but has missed brotherhood, and there is no permanent
efficiency without brotherhood.
One of the most unpleasant
surprises of the war to the German mind must be the attitude
of the German-Americans. Upon
these Germany depended absolutely, and they are failing her.
Lust week, in New York, a gathering of Germans and Austrians,
representing 500 societies, passed
resolutions asking President Wilson to do all in his power to prevent war; and this is the most
significant part—if war came,
they declared they were Americans, not Germans or Aust'ians.
Mrs. E. G. Doernhoefer, president of the German Alliance of
Women, in a most dramatic
speech told how five out of fifteen of her relatives in the German army had been killed, and
yet, she declared, if Germany
went to war with she United
States, her three sons would,
without hesitation, enlist under
the Stars and Stripes. Surely
Germany will shortly see the
handwriting on the wall and
realize that in this great struggle
against civilization and humanity
she is doomed to bitter defeat,
and the prolongation of the agony will only mean such fearful
losses as shsll not be recovered
from for perhaps for centuries.
The Christian Guardian.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
j on'i month.    Then form your
j own conclusion.   If it leads to
j better spirits,  better health,
j continue it.    If it does away
with dirt, improves your ap-
| pearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
! wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
i 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
BR. C. INKSTER,
SURGEON DENTIST,
Will be in Cumberland on or
about January 8th, 1917, for
a period of three weeks. Dr.
In lister will open up a Dental Surgery, furnished with
a complete outfit of instruments to perform all dental
operations in the latest and
most scientific method.
Painless Extractions.
Modern Crown and Bridge
work, and Modern Plate
Work a specialty. Examinations free. Rates moderate.
All Work Guaranteed.
SPRINQ SHOWING
LADIES' DEPT.
Wash Goods
In Zephyr Ginghams, Prints, Percales, Organdies,
Printed Voiles, India Head, Piques, Repps, and
Galateas.
Wash Skirts
Pique, Bedford Cord and Linen Wash .Skirts in the
Newest Spring Styles.
Middy Waists
Ladies and Misses Middy Waists in plain and
belted styles with striped collars and cuffs in
blue, pink and black stripes, fast colors, ajso in
all white.
House Dresses
Two piece house dresses in neat patterns of print
with fancy muslin collars and cuffs. Special value in one piece house dresses of self color cham-
bray trimmed with white pique and smocking.
Dress Goods
In shepherds plaids and broken checks, tweed
suitings and poplins in all shades, voiles and costume velveteens in all shades.
Childrens' pinafores and dresses.   Boys' buster
and wash suits.
Underskirts
Silk Poplin underskirts in all shades. Also summer weight moreen underskirts.
MENS' DEPT.
W. G. & R. Shirts
Mens' best quality cambric shirts in self colors,
fancy stripes and black and white stripes, soft
front and French cuffs. Mens' sport shirts in
plain colors, also with striped collars in fine cambric and silk mixtures.
Shoes
Complete lines of new spring styles in Invictus
Shoes, "The Best Good Shoe" for men.
Hats and Caps
Newest spring styles in Mens' and Boys' felt hats
in all the leading shapes and shades.
Mens' tweed caps in checks, plaids and novelty
sport patterns.
Clothing
A complete stock of Mens' and Boys' Sanfords
ready-to-wear clothing at popular prices.
Campbell's made-to-measure clothing, style and
fit guaranteed.
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THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
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SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O.. LL.D. D.C.L., President     .  .        '.
'OHM AIRD, General Meaner. H. V. F. JONES. Ate'! General Minster
WANTED FOR THE
ROYAL NAVY
Cane-cK-m wanted lor the ftoytsl sMaval Canadian Volunteer
Reserve for immediate overseas service,   Only men of good
character and good physique accepted.
Pay $I.IO Minimum pel* day—Free Kit.
$2.1.00 per Month Separation Allowance.
Frprrienud men Irom 38 to 45, and boys from
IS lo IS accepted lor service in the CANADIAN
NAVAI. PATROLS for defence of tbe Cossts.
Apply to the nearest Naval recruiting Station, or the
Kept, of the Nisvi I Service
OTTAWA
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FOND, $13,1500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits ot $1
upwards    Careful attention is given to every account   Small accouus.
are ivtlci med.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, withdraw .ils to be made by any one of them or by tbe survivor. SW
SAVINGS   BANK:—This Bank pays interest at 3% per   "
annum on all depositsof $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.        A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
THE EASIEST WAY TO
TELEPHONE IS BEST
It is important that you speak directly into
the telephone!
The natural, conversational tone, spoken clearly
into the mouthpiece, carries clearly to any local telephone, and to most Long Distance points,
.Telephone transmission is a  matter of voice
direction, not voice force.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd. tt
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
HE FOUND HIS OWN
Fireman  Unknowingly
His Own Baby Girl From
Burning Building.
By HAROLD CARTER.
The first loud clang ot the alarm
had hardly ceased to echo through
the Quarters ol the sleeping firemen
when Halloran had sprung to his feet,
his eyes still closed with sleep, found
the thick pole, and slid down to the
(table, flrst of his companions. Underneath the horses were neighing excitedly ln their stalls. They pictured
the gallop through the streets, to the
blaze, with the loaded ladder car
clattering behind, the urging shouts
ot the driver. Halloran pictured it
grimly, too. It was not his flrst fire,
but lt was his first big one. Everybody knew that lt was a big one.
Why, a whole block of tenements was
burning on the East side!
He was at his post upon the car
now, holding on grimly as the vehicle
swung from side to side. The horses
dashed through the deserted streets,
and from a thousand windows heads
were thrust out and cries and questions showered upon the men. Nobody
answered, nobody thought of them. All
eyes were turned toward the east,
where a line of flame lit up the sky.
Halloran's mind went working back
during that wild journey. He had been
a fireman only six weeks. He was
an ex-convlct. Nobody knew that—
nobody except Chief Porter. And Porter had believed ln him and had kept
his secret faithfully. After three
years ln Sing Sing for a crime that
should, at most, have merited a short
period of detention ln Elmlra reformatory, Halloran had been embittered
against society. And Porter had found
hlm and plucked him out of the mud
and given him his post Porter believed in him.
But Eileen, his young wife, did not.
They had been married only three
months when he had stolen the purse,
Then he drew himself up, stood on the
■Ul for an Instant, and plunged Into
the hell within.
Two minutes later a gasp went up
from tbe watchers as they saw a stag-
lerlng, smoke-blackened figure appear
It the window of the seventh story
ind drag the child upon the sill. It
was Halloran. Angry tongues of lire
darted out at him, licked at his
clothes, greedy for their prey.
Halloran clung to the sill and look-
ad down. The crowd was shouting to
him not to Jump. The firemen were
splicing on another ladder and raising lt Could he last long enough or
would the agony of burned flesh and
scorching clothing Impel him to cast
himself down? Halloran prayed for
Strength, but lt was only that slight
figure ln bis arms that gave htm the
courage to wait.
Slowly the ladder upreared Itself until lt reached the sill. Halloran felt
for lt through a cloud of flame-tipped
smoke ln which whirled fiery, stinging
sparks, clung to It with his feet, perched himself upon that swaying thing
and thrust the child Into the arms of
the steel-helmeted man who clambered up to him. And then, when she
bad passed downward along the line,
Halloran collapsed into his rescuer's
arms.
At the foot of the ladder was a woman who bad broken through the police
lines. So tense was her face with anguish that they had suffered her to
pass; and now she clasped the child
to her breast and laughed and crooned over it, oblivious of all else. The
child was scathless. Not a hair had
been burned. Halloran's thick coat,
soorched to a crisp, bore witness to
that. And Halloran, a fire-blackened
ruin, with burned-off hair and singed
eyebrows and hands that rested limply
ln the surgeon's bandages, opened his
eyes to find the woman kneeling over
hlm.
"He'll do well now," exclaimed the
police surgeon.
"Sure he will!" cried the voice of
Porter, the fire chief, and in his tones
was something that set Halloran's
doubts at rest for ever.
But lt was not of Porter that he
thought.that moment. The burned
eyes opened widely, staring Into the
face of the woman at his side. And
he whispered:
"Eileen!"
She knew him, had known him. She
orouched lower beside him and laid
her head upon his breast, her tears
falling on his face like rain.
"Tom!" she whispered. "She'sours
r—your child and mine. And we shall
be waiting for you, Tom dear, to make
a new home for all our lives."
(Copyright, 1912, by W. G. Chapman.)
£•   RIGHT CARE  SELDOM   GIVEN
Stood en the 8111 for sn Instant.
to give her those little comforts which
she needed so badly. She had stood
tn the court beside the pen and watched him with eyes full of sngulsh and
[yet of hope, lut when the dread
word "guilty" was pronounced she
turned and walked slowly away without a word to him. That was the last
Halloran had seen of her, or heard,
either. Sbe had never visited him
In prison, she had never answered his
letters. When he came out to freedom
Eileen was gone. Her friends could
bot be found. Her family had dispersed.  There was ho trace ot her.
Then Porter had found Halloran
knd picked him out of the mud snd
made a fireman of him. Some day he
Would show Porter that he was worthy
pf Us confidence.
The wild Journey wss ended In
Front of • block ot flames that sent
ip columns of smoke and spouted fire.
Fhe street wss guarded by police, who
tept baok the gathering thousands.
Lines of dripping hose writhed like
ong serpents over the cobblestones
ind sidewalks. Halloran's company
was the last of three to srrlve; but
there was nothing more to be done ex-
kept to play tbe hose upon the burning walls. All the occupants of the
tenements had long since been removed or fled to safety.
Nol Suddenly a cry went up from
the multitudes. Far up on tbe seventh story a ohlld was leaning out of
the window, uttering a feeble cry. A
little brown-haired slip of a girl, with
outstretched arms and clinging night
robe, crying ln terror as tbe colling
kmoke surged round her. Ladders had
been run up. "Too short!" shouted
a man. That was all Halloran knew.
He was already upon the lowest part
of the ladder and climbing steadily.
He rose and rose above the sea of
faees, until he neared the top ot his
slender, quivering perch. Then for a
moment he looked down. A sickening
horror swept over him as he saw the
human ants beneath him, with their
upturned faces, silent ln the face of
this tremendous battle. Then he looked upward again. The child still hung
In the midst of the colling smoke
wreaths and he was at the top of tbe
ladder, and a full two stories beneath
her.
He poised himself and sprang and
taught the sill of the window of the
fifth story: caught lt and huna there.
Altogether Too  Few  People    Know
How to Deal With Child When
Afflicted With Sickness.
When a child Ib in seeming good
health, uncertain foods and unfiltered
water are consumed without notice,
and It is only when the child is actually ill that some sort of attention
Is paid to lt. However, If the special
attention was of the right sort, the
child might even at the eleventh hour
escape serious Illness, but with the
usual Ignorance ln regard to the laws
of health and the nature of disease,
parents ln general are almost certain to do the wrong thing and then
the child is sure to have something.
Windows are closed, if by any possible chance they had been open; extra clothes are piled on the little one,
and lt Is coddled and given anything lt
wants, because lt Is sick.
Of course tbe child grows worse, until finally a doctor Is called, who also
proceeds to make matters still worse
with tbe usual drugs or "antitoxins."
If the youngster manages somehow to
pull through the doctor is given the
credit, and If it dies, well—"He did
the best he could!" Of course he did.
He means well, but instead of getting
the poison out of the little body, he
unthinkingly puts more Into It—Edith
M. Bates Williams, ln Physical Culture.
Long-Llved Hen.
It Is possible tbat South Parts holds
the record for an aged hen. At any
rate, a hen long a pet with the family
of I. F. Evans was peacefully laid
away a few days since which the family know to have been either twenty-
three or twenty-four years old last
spring. Tbe only authority the Democrat has been able to find says that
"domestic poultry rarely exceed
twelve or thirteen years," and we
know that they are not often allowed
to reach that age. The Evans hen
has laid until within two. or three
years—not largely, but perhaps halt
a dozes', eggs ln the course of a year;
enough to say that she had not entirely outlived her usefulness. For
the last two or three years sbe has
been on borrowed time—kept for the
good sbe had done. She was qj mixed
Leghorn blood.—Oxford (Me.) bemo-
crat
Domestlo Relations.
George Barr McCutcbeon, the author, said at an artists' dinner ln New
York:
"Artists, especially artists of the
Washington square set, are, I am
afraid, a sad lot. The wife of a Washington square artist gave a tea the
other afternoon, and during the tea
the Uttle daughter of the house played
In an adjoining room with her dolls.
"I happened to slip ln on the little
girl. At that moment she took up a
doll. Bhaok lt, and gave It a slap.
Then she said:
" 'So ynu have turn home at last!
Just look at the click. Work?
Humph. You've lust dot to havo your
studio hero In ttip bouse nfle* tli'.i
\(v- go in bed. Thia room smells li.--
s brewery.'"
UNION   HOTEL
Opposite the Railway Station
WM. JONES.
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
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 Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer i
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
And
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
Repairing    Cleaning
Pressing
U. WATANABE,
UNION TAILOR
Ladies' and Gents' Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
CO A L mining tight u nt' thu Domiiiior-
in Manitoba, .Sh*-kate he wan nod Albert*,
the Yukon Territory. the North we»t Terri
tf.rio* mid in a portion < f the I'rovinee nf
B.Aih Ct.lumbtJi, may bo leased for a term
•>t' tuui.ty-irtie years a- hu tt nil mil rental of
$1 un acre. Not more than 2,500 acres
wi'l be leased t:i une applicant.
Application fornit«He must be made by
the applioant in person to the Agent or bud
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 suctions, nnd in uusuiveyed territory
the tract applied for shall he stilted out hy
theapp'icaut himself.
Kich application must he ace m.panied
by h fee of $5 which will lie refunded if the
lights applied forarenotitvailab'e, hut tint
i it her wise. A royalty alull be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
race if live cents per ton*
The person operating the mine shall
furnish tbe Agent with sworn teturniac
unting for the full quantity of merch
Rotableoonl mined »nd pay the royalty
thereon. If the u»al mining lights nre
Dot being operated, such returns shall he
for' i»bed at least once a year,
Thi! Iearetvill include the coal minim'
right1*only, but the I spee may be permit-
tf d to purchase whatever avui able sur
ffice rights may be considered necessary
f- r the working of the mine at the rate ot
{tiO.Oifanaure.
For full information tipplicati n should
buniadeto the Secretary of the Depart-
nentnf iheItitetlor, Ottawa,   nr to  any
A'.'iMit or Sub Aa nt i fDomiuioii Lands
W   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the It terior.
N. B- Unauthorised publication of thip
advertiM.nient will not be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
Phone 87
Agunt fur ths
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hen ilo i ion, Proprietor
Estimates awl Designs furnished
on Application
The
Star Cafe and
Bakery
In connection with Restaurant.Con-
fectionery, Cigars and Tobacco,
will, open under new
management, on
Monday, Jan. 22
With a fine selection of Cakes, Pies,
and Small Pastry, made daily.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
McLEAN & CESSFORD
j DPMI
iwsr.as-i
—— ai«asa«aBgM
TO INVESTORS
THOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIMS, HAVE
FUNDS  REQUIRING   INVESTMENT
MAY  PURCHASE  AT  PAR
DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF
Prinripnl rrpnynbV 1st October, 1910.
Intcrcwt payable half-yearly, let April nnd \t*\ Oftlnbrr by
cheque (froo of exchange al unychwlcred Hunk in Cnntula)'al
tho rate of fivn per rout per annum from the dole of p* n Itusc.
Holders of thiactork vill havo Iho privilege of WOTcndtring
at par and accrued Interest, ns tbe equivalent ofrtsl . in pay*
mmt nf nny allotment made under any future wur loun isoue In
Canada otlier than an issue of Treasury Hills or other like f hnrl
date security.
Proceed^ of this stock nre fnr vnr piirpopes onh .
A commission of one-quarter of one per cenl will bi
to recognised bond nnd stock brokers on aUolm-fnts
reripeet of applications for this stork whirh hear their El
For application forms apply to tho Deputy Mil
Finance, Ottawa.
Uo-werl
ltde in
np.
>|er of
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA
OCTOBER 7th, 1116.
.«&!»
gsnwBsg
Co-Operative
Meat Market
We have 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.
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    AVENUE
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.
Own
a
COLUMBIA
And know the world's greatest
musicians.
Representing Ihe highest development
of tlie first successful instrument of
Bound reproduction, the Columbia Gra
fonola is universally acclaimed as "the
ime incomparable Instrument instrument of music."
Columbia
do-ible • disc
Records
aie the exact counterpart in quality of
the Columbia Grafonnla; they bring
you face to face with the living personality of thc artist. Whatever your
musical taslc may be, whether Grand
Opera. Instrumental, Orchestral, Dance
Music or Comedy, all are included in
the huge Columbia Catalogue of over
2,500 recordings.
Columbia Grafonolas range in price
from $20.00.   Very easy terms
can be arranged.
fl. A. FLBTCHBR MUSIC Co.,
"Nanaimo's Music House"
2i Commercial St.. NANAIMO. B.C.
VTAKOGCHI   BROS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pii.kknkr Beeu
< 'UMBERI.AND     CoOHTENaV
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Piompt Attention
Repairing a Sjwoialty
We«t Cumberland POUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
ON  DOGS ,».
f wonder if you have ever owned
a dog; a taggy, sad-eyed, droop-
tall«d mongrel that stuck close to
rou and shared your leetle trlumuhs
ind big troubles with you?
I reckon a feller who has never
iwned a dog has missed a consider-
ible lot wuth havln' outin' life. One
tin be a mighty no-count piece of
lumanity ln the eyes of his feller-mer
but to his dog he'a tho one, big, best
everythln' in the world.
I reckon you can't measure a dcg's
devotion to his master any more than
you kin measure other things as have
got the great scientists of the globe
guessln'. One thing I know, though.
Is thlB, any man who kin live up to
what his dog thinks he is, Is a good
man; and don't you ferget It.
ON  RIDIN'
SOMEHOW er other I cnn't jost
accustom myself to rldln' in om-
of them ottermobile machines. I
know I ort to set back and fold my
arms and look as though I was en-
Joyin' life, but It's no uae, I can't do
IL Take a feller who, all hia life
has done his rldln' on an old buck
board with bolts and nuts Jinglln' am'
spokes rattl'ln' and he can't enjoy
fcmoothe rldln' no how.
He misses  somethin' that he  has
growed used to. It may be the dust
ln his face, the clatter of the loose
bolts or the gatlln-gun reports of the
loose spokes; anyway it's somethin'
that the benzine wagon don't seem
to have, and so he don't hanker nou i
fer a ride ln the new fangled rig.
Ye see, It's all in gettln' UBed to
a thing and that's why I say when I
ride I want to do it ln an old buck-
board full o' noise and complaints, and
I want to get some dust myself, not
let the feller behind have all on lt.
Sounds queer, maybe; but It's right!
ON  FISH  LIARS
CANADA, so I've heard, possesses
the greatest flshln' grounds in
the world. They tell me that
bass anl trout anglers come hundreds
o' miles Jest to fish ln our waters.
That's mighty gratifying If It's so.
I don't know 'boat the flshln' grounds
but I do know we have aome fust
prize fish-liars In this country.
Tha difference atween a fish-liar and
an ordinary one Is that the fish-liar
believes what he is tellln' you.
A fish-liar la a feller possessln' plenty ot imagination, no conscience to
speak of and a bum flshln' outfit. Hi
Is found ln all parts ot Canada and
lost only where there ain't Borne easy
mark to listen and believe. lie Is
most active during his open season
which Is betwcon May 1st and April
30th followln' year.
f*
IDE
is
THE   BIG   STORE
SPECIAL CONSIGNMENT of
Rubber Boots, all white, " Hi-
press," made by the Goodyear
Rubber Co. Splendid hard
wearers   -      ■      ■   $6.00
Specials in Boots and Shoes are
still to be had at Sale Prices.
Quite a number of shoes that
are made up of odd lots are on
the counters at prices below
wholesale today.
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
a:
■ut.
*J
HOG SENSE
ON account of his stubbornness
and mlschlof-lovln' ways nobody has a great deal of love
for a pig, I take It. For wontln' his
own way nnd gettln' lt he has a spiled
child beaten to a standstill. Nuthln'
short of a machine-gun will keep a
razor-back from tryln' a nolo In the
feneo er a red-haired Jersey from
rootln' np thn entire tnterpatch, but
you can't get round tlie fact that a
St. George's Presbyterian
Church
Services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Class, 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Prayer    Meeting,     Wednesday
evening 7.30.
Choir Practice, Thursday evening 7.30.
Pastor, Rev. Jas. Hood.
Methodist Church.
Services: Morning at 11 o'clock.
Evening at 7 o'clock.
Bible  Study:  Adult Bible Class
at 1.30 p.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Choir Practice, Friday, 7,30 p.m.
Ladies' Aid Society, First Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m.
Rev, Henry Wilson, Pastor
BOOK   ORDEES   NOW
WHITE   WYANDOTTE
HATCHING EGGS
From heavy-laying "Hoganized" flock.
$1.50 per 15.       $4.00 per 50.       $7.00 per 100.
Special Ma tings $3.00 per setting of 15.
INSPECTION   INVITED
Orders taken now for Infertile Eggs for preserving
Case lots only.
J. G. RANDALL,
ROYSTON STATION P.O., V.I., B.C.
pig shows mighty souna sense ln some
ways.
Never see a sick pig very often,
do ye? Well, here's the reason. He
keeps well by rootln', ln other words
by keepln' close to mother earth;
keeps healthy by keepln' dirty, but its
clean dirt. When lt comes to takln'
a good spring tonic I reckon thers
aln.t nothln' kin beat a leetle rootln'
round ln fresh, wholesome earth. If
It's good fer pigs It oughtor be good i
fer ui; what ye think?
THE    MINISTER    OF    FINANCE
REQUESTS
THE
PEOPLE   OF   CANADA   TO
BEGIN NOW
TO
SAVE   IvJONEY   FOR   THE
NEXT WAR LOAN
JAN. t. 1117
DEPARTMENT OP FINANCE
OTTAV/A
One Minute Electric Service Ghats
IMPROVING THE ELECTRIC
LAMP
What Makes the Light in the Electric Bulb?
It is heat generated by matter resisting energy/.
The filament or "wick" of the lamp is the matter; the
current is the energy trying to pass through it.
The glow of the lamp is big brother to the spark struck
off when you hit an anvil with a hammer.
The first electric lamp used was the bulb containing a
carbon filament in a vacuum. That lamp used ft ur watts
of energy to each candle-power of light.
The next advance was the bulb containing a tungsten
filament—a metal wick substituted for carbon, which is
not a metal. That lamp used only li watts to get one
candle-power of light.
The last, and greatest, step was the bulb containing
a metal filament surrounded by nitrogen (a gas.) This
lamp uses little more than £ watt energy to get one
candle-power of light. This lamp gives the nearest
approach to ACTUAL DAYLIGHT of any form of
illumination known.
We have these Lamps in Stock: and will be pleased to give
you a demonstration at any time.
Next week we are going to tell you how the cost of
electricity is arrived at.    Watch this space weekly; it
will be to your advantage.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.      p. o. 3H
Phone 75
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279
Phone 31
Wa Una nofc   Beauty may be only skin deeP *
VY alipajjei 5   but don't buy your wallpapers
before you have examined our stock, ranging in price
from 15^ a double roll, to the best ingrains.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, C.
Phone 14
A. McKINNON
THE FURNITURE  STORE
wrr:
npMswnnwviMst
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Rosas, 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 YEAIJS.]
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FIRE INSURANCE     |
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Queen Insurance Company, |
(Fire and Automobile,) and       g
National Fire of Hartford. |
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FOR RATES AND  PARTICULARS APPLY  TO
EDWARD  W.   BICKLE g
OFFICE;   THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE.,  CUMBERLAND
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