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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII., No. 1
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 24,1917.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
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LARGE INCREASE IN COAL AND
COKE INDUSTRY OF COMOX
COAL MINES.
Canadian Collieries are Erecting 120 Additional Coke Ovens at
Union Bay, with Ultimate Object of the Establishment of
an Iron and Steel Industry at that Point.
The Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, finding business
improving substantially, is making a nnmbei of additions and
extensions to its No. 5 mine as
stated hi a recent issue. It is
also considering unwatering No.
4 shaft at Puntledge with a view
to driving through to No. 4 slope
and handling the lower seam coal
through the shaft and the modern equipment on the surface.
The company is also preparing to
operate in the seam of coal which
has recently been discovered
above the lower seam of No. 4
slnpe mine. The coat coming
from the new seam will be handled nt the present tipple of No. 4
mine while the lower seam coal
so soon as connection is made between No. 4 shaft and the present workings will all be handled
• by the shaft.
The company is constructing
120 additional coke ovens to supply coke to one of its largest customers and is considering the erection of 30 additional ovens for
the Ladysmith Srnelter which is
now preparing to start. It is also believed the company is taking steps looking to the erection
of, a battery of forty or fifty of
the most modern by-product coke
ovens, the product of which will
supply the greater part of the
market on the Pacific Coast. A
market for the by-products has
been assured and it is understood
the company is now negotiating
with industries which require
cheap fuel with a view to establishing them at Union Bay and
supplying them with gas from
the ovens. While the company
is unwilling to commit itself it is
believed that the by-product ovens and opening of the mines are
preliminary to the ultimate establishment of an iron and steel
plant to utilize the extensive deposits of iron ore on the Coast,
particularly on Texada and Graham Islands and the large body
of high grade ore which has been
prospected on the company's
property.
The council held their regular
session in the Council Chambers
on Monday evening. Present
Hia Worship Mayor Bate and
Alderman Carey, John Brown
and James Brown.
vThe following accounts were
referred to the finance committee
for payment:
Cum. Electric Light Co....$42.98
    1.45
The date of the Court of Revision on the assessment roll was
set for April 23rd, 1917.
A motion was also passed to
publish a notice of a Tax Sale to
be held sometime in September.
The present council, will endeavor
to collect some of the delinquent
taxes during the present year.
A general meeting of the Canadian Red Cross Society will be
held in the basement of the Presbyterian church on Wednesday
sfternoon, March 28th., 1917 at
three-thirty o'clock. As this is
an important meeting we urge a
large attendance.
Henry S. Fleming, chairman
of the executive committee of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Ltd., James M. Savage, recently
appointed general manager for
the same company and James
M. Freeman, a mining nan of
Montana, arrived from Victoria
on Tuesday evening. During
tjjeir stay in this district the
party visited the various mines
including the Hydro-Electric
plant and machine shops at
Union Bay, and left for Victoria
on Friday morning.
Edna Goodrich  in   "The  In
trigue," at Ilo Ilo next week.
A. R, Kierstead has purchased
a new McLaughlan automobile,
J. Stockand is making arrangements to move his family back to
Cumberland.
See Mary Pickford in "Hulda
from Holland," Monday at Ilo Ilo.
A dance will be held in Ilo Ilo
Dance Hall on Wednesday, March
28th., and semi-monthly thereafter.
ALLIED ARMIES STILL
BAIRSFATHER IN SERIOUS VRIN.   Aboard hospital ship bound
for England Iwo of famous cartoonist's characters show in their wistful, if rugged, faces the spirit that mates men die for "England." One of his latest and best
British Headquarters in France
March 20, via London, 10.35 p.m.)
—(From a staff correspondent of
the Associated Press)—The pursuit of the Germans by the British troops continues, and at
places sharp fighting ensued today. This was practically the
case near Croiselles (northeast of
St. Leger), which is still strongly-
held by machine gun companies.
The armies have been in such
close touch at other places that
field fighting tactics have been
employed, the men firing from
skirmish lines.
Wherever the British troops
penetrate territory formerly held
by the Germans they encounter
the same conditions of destruction and devastation as in Ba-
paume and Peronne. Only a
few villages have escaped, the
Germans in these instances having been compelled to leave before their plans to lay v aste
could be carried out.
The use of cavalry by the British and French seems to have
taken the Germans by surprise,
upsetting some of their calculations. In one village, supper
was abandoned, together with
much ammunition, and in others
opened boxes of high explosives
were found, with which the Ger
mans had planned to destroy the
villages before leaving.
Paris, March 20,—French cav
airy has advanced to within four
and a half miles of St. Quentin
one of the larger towns believed
to be strongly defended by the
Germans. Further progress by
the French is reported in the
official statement issued tonight,
and considerable territory has
been re-occupied between the
Somme and the Aisne.
The French have occupied Ter-
gnier, an important railroad
junction on the line between
Amiens and Rheims, and have
crossed the St Quentin canal.
French aviators report the destruction by the Germans of the
historic ruins of Coucy-le-Chat-
eau, one of the most striking
monuments of the feudal ages in
Europe, built early in the thirteenth century.
The French War Office officially
announces that in evacuating
Noyon the Germans carried away
by force fifty young girls, ranging in age from 15 to 25 years.
IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
London, March 20.—The Imperial Conference was inaugurated today. For the first time
statesmen from the Overseas
Dominions sat with the members
of the British Government a-
round a table in the councilroom
at Mr, Lloyd George's official residence, the official home of the
Prime Minister.
RUSSIA'S EXAMPLE TELLING
London", March 21.—Some of
the morning newspapers give
prominence today .to wireless reports received from Switzerland
saying that the news of the Russian revolution has started serious agitation in some of the
German industrial towns. Among
these towns are Leipzig, Dresden and Munich, where strikes
ond other disturbances are said
to be taking place.
W. R. Hunter and Mr. Blank,
of Buttar & Chiene, of Vancouver, auditors for the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., arrived on Sunday.
VANCOUVER POLICE
CHIEF KILLED
Vancouver, B. C, March 20.--
Police Chief Malcolm B. Mac
Lennan was instantly killed in a
kitchen on the second floor of a
residence at 522 Keefer Street,
either by "Bob" Tait, anotorious
negro of the underworld, or by
his parmour, Frankie Russell, at
9:45 tonight, while a party of police offcers in a desperate attack
with loaded revolvers upon the
trapped criminals made a vain
attempt to take them dead or a-
live.
At 6:40 Tait fired through a
door of the house leading from a
two-flight outside stairway to the
kitchen, killing eight-year-old
George Rolph and inflicting severely scalp wounds on Detective
Cameron when the officers tried
to reach him following a complaint by his landlord, Frank
King, that Tait had locked himself in his apartments and refused to pay his rent.
Constable (133) Johnston and
Deteptive Russell were badly
cuttkbout the face by flying
pieces of glass from the upper
portion of the door, Tait firing
from the inside after Detective
Russell had vainly endeavored
to persuade him to open the door
and let the officers in.
Cameron tumbled down the
steps to the bottom of the stairs,
where he was picked up by his
fellow officers.
Tait kept on firing, a charge
from the gun hitting the Rolph
boy, who was on the opposite
side of the road. The boy and
officer were hurried to the general hospital. The boy died half
an hour after he was hit. Detective Cameron has gunshot
wounds in the head, but will
recover, it was stated at the
hospital tonight.
An hour after Chief MacLenn-
an had been killed his body was
recovered by the police. The
side of his face was practically
blown off and his features marred beyond recognition.
' At 11 o'clock the police smashed into the house after a charge
with rifles and revolvers, and
found the dead body of the negro.
Frankie Russell was captured uninjured and taken to police headquarters.
T'-)it and Frankie Russell had
lived together as man and wife
for some time. They are inveterate drug fiends, and both were
crazed with drugs when the
shooting took place. The Russell woman is charged with murder.
RED CROSS COLLECTIONS.
The regular monthly collection
for the Canadian Ked Cross Society took place on Monday, 191 h.
March 17th, with the following
results:
Dunsmuir Ave $ 26.60
Penrith Ave      12.60
Mary port Ave. ...        13.50
Windermere Ave       8.70
Derwent & Allen ......     11.851 a letter from the gold commission
LEGISLATION TO
ASSIST MINING
Victoria, March 21st.- Legislation to aid the mineral development of the Province, assist the
prospector, and build up the min
ing industry was tabled in the
Legislature Wednesday afternoon
by Hm, William Sloan, Minister
of Mines. The bill is not a voluminous document, comprising
but sixteen sections, but its provisions will work a revolution in
the existing mines regulations so
far as the administration of the
mining law of the Province is
concerned, though it does not
supplant existing mines regulations. The bill is entitled "An Act
to Pi ovide for a Mineral Survey of
the Province of British Columbia
and for the Development of the
Mineral Resources of the Said
Province, including Provision' in
Aid of Prospectors and Miners
and for the Protection of Wage-
earners and Investors."
It provides for the division of
the Province into six mineral
survey districts, each to be in
charge of a duly qualified mining
engineer, these districts to be as
follows:
Northwestern, with headquarters at Prince Rupert, and including the following existing mining divisions: Atlin, Stikine,
Liard, Skeena, Portland Canal,
Bella Coola, Queen Charlotte.
Northeastern, with headquarters at Hazelton, and including
Omineca, Peace River, Cariboo,
Quesnel.
Central, with headquarters at
Kamloops, including Clinton,
Lillooet, Kamloops, Ashcroft,
Nicola, Vernon and Yale.
Southern, with headquarters
at Grand Forks, and including
Similkameen, Greenwood, Grand
Forks and Osoyoos.
Eastern, with headquarters at
Revelstoke, and including Golden, Windermere, Fort Steel,
Ainsworth, Slocan, Slocan City,
Trout Lake, Nelson, Arrow Lake,
Revelstoke, Lardeau and Trail
Creek.
Western, with headquarters at
Nanaimo, and including Nanaimo, Alberni, Clayoquot, Quatsino
Victoria, Vancouver and New
Westminster.
The engineers are to hold office
"at the pleasure of the Crown,"
and the following duties will devolve upon them: To carry on
continually a mineral survey of
their districts; to keep complete
records and plans of each survey;
to keep complete official records
of official business; to make reports to the Minister of Mines.
The new bill says lhat all free
miners giving a bond or option
on their properties shall insert a
provision calling for semi-monthly payment of waives to employees.
Syndicates bonding properties
will be required to give security
for the payment of wages to employees. If the free miner bonding his property does not receive
TOWN   TOPICS
Camp....     24.50
Bevan      12.25
Membership fees .      8.(10
Cake sold 85
Total $118.85
M. R. BURNSIDE,
Hon. Sec. Tresis.
John Thompson, propietor of
the B. C. Garage, has purchased
a new Dodge automotile, making
the third car in the service for
the garage.
J. Burtt Morgan, of Victoria,
and provincial manager of the
Great West Life Assurance Com-,
pany, spent the week in this! ar|y claim or m,ne or property or
city and left for Victoria on interest whatsoever, upon state-
Friday, ments or terms nol in accordance
er or government agent to the j
effect that security for wages has
been given, he shall become peri
sonally liable for the wages of
the men working in the claim or
mine.
There is an important provision j
in the bill for the protection of I
investors in mining shares. It \
reads:
"The Minister of Mines may,
and each resident engineer shall. •
upon receiving notice of any ad-
vei tised or intended sale of shares |
in any company   or   interest in.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Meth
odist Church will hrfd a Sale of
Work at the Church on the Wednesday following April payday.
"A Stranger From Somewhere will come to the Ilo Ilo
Tuesday.   It's a Bluebird.
Fred Nunns, of Campbell River is here on a visit to his brother, L. W. Nunns.
Miss Percival, of the Cumberland General Hospital staff left
for Vane juver on Thursday.
Mrs. Thos. Mordy is improving
and now able to sit up after several weeks illness.
Mrs. G. C. Baker, wife of the
genial cashier of the Canadian
Collieries left for Vancouver on
Wednesday morning.
Robert Rushford, Provincial
Game Warden, left for Victoria
on Monday morning.
E. C. Wilson, of Vancouver,
representing Barnhart Brothers
and Swindler, of Seattle, arrived
on Thursday evening and left for
Vancouver on Friday morning.
H. Macklin, joint manager of
The Simon Leiser & Co., and
Mr. Monteith, of Griffith R.
Hughes, chartered accountants
and auditors for Simon Leiser &
Co., arrived on Thursday and
left for Victoria on Saturday
morning. •
D. P. Macdonald, father of D.
R. Macdonald, returned from
Vancouver on Wednesday. The
elderly gentleman underwent a
successful operation while at Vancouver. Miss C. Macdonald returned the same evening.
H. S. Fleming, chairman of
the executive of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Limited, has
announced the appointment of
James M. Savage as general manager of the Canadian Collieries,
with headquarters at Victoria.
Provincial Constables Macdonald and Hannay raided a Chinese
gambling and opium den at Chinatown, Bevan, on Friday evening
of last week and arresten fifteen
Chinamen. The Chinese appeared before Magistrate Bickle on
Saturday afternoon and pleaded
guilty to the charge of gambling
and smoking opium. They were
fined from ten to fifty dollars
each and costs, in default, two
months imprisonment. The fines
were paid.
We are pleased to report the
Red Cross Society is still growing
and during the past month we
have added to our numbers the
following members: Mrs. A. Barbour, Mrs. Jaynes, Mrs. Simms.
Associates: Mrs. Jon os, Mrs.
Halliday, Mrs. Banks, Mrs. Spi-
cor, Mrs. Rideout. Mr. J. W.
Cooke, Mr. W. Willard, Mr. J.
Sutherland, A. 10. Jeffrey, T. 10.
Bate.
The Sock Shower held in the
church basement on Wednesday
afternoon was a huge success in
spite of the weather, and during
the afternoon thc number of
socks received was eighty-nine.
Tea was served and a pleasant
afternoon was spent. Cumher
land should feel proud to think a
special effort was made for extra
socks this week, as all over the
Empire a special week in March
has been set apart as "sock
week." Thanks are duo those
who generously donated socks,
and also those who provided the
refreshments.
with actual facts and conditions,
give such notices, either personal
or public, as may lie necessary to
prevent any injury lo investors,
and every notice given under this
section shall b.' absolutely piiv.-
leged." i
TWO
THE isLANDErt, CUMBERLAND, B. 0.
®lj? 3Jshutf.n*
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
H.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00;
Single copies, f>r. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, MARCH 24th.   1917
"GET OUT OF RUTS"
Lord Shaughnessy may behest
known now as president of the
Canadian Pacific Railway Company. When the inner history
of the war comes to be written
he will be still belter known as
ono of the effective organizers of
victory. From Ihe beginning he
threw his energy, and directed
the energies of many of his
stuff, into the national cause.
When asked for a statement as
lo Canada's greatest needs al
this critical time, especially in
making arrangements for returned soldiers, Lord Shaughnessy
said:
The return of our soldiers will
be a tremendous opportunity for
the country. Shall we seize it,
or bungle and miss it'.' That will
be the test of the quality of Canadian Statesmanship.
We have always wanted men
to develop the country. Well,
thero they are, or will be--ready
to our hand. Immigration is desirable, but uncertain. These
men of ours will come home as a
matter of course.
They will not come back exactly f..e same as they were, but
bcnie people have an absurdly
exaggerated idea of the change
we may expect. The slacker has
Ltvi, improved by discipline, and
the downright steady man has
certainly not been turned into a
slacker. Taken as a whole, the
men who lelurn ablsbodied will
be found better men than ever,
physically and mentally- more
hardy, self-reliant and enterprise
ing; their minds widened by experience, Some of them will
narui ally take a little lime to
settle down and get their bear-
ii gs. Bui thai will only be a
passing phase.
1 take it tor grunted that the
present system of getting ex-
soluiers employment will be
gieatly improved and developed,
lor it is barely able to place the
Jew thousands already with us.
But even ii' the system is =o improved that every man returning
after the war gels some sort of a
job, il does not follow that We
shall have uny greal cause In
lnia.sk. We shall have achieved
u negative success: hul we must
aim al something higher, a more
positive success.
There is loo much haphazard
employment, al ihe best of times;
and with a Hood oi men having
to hi' placed simultaneously there
is a greatly increased danger ol
shoving them inlo places without
enough regaid lo suitability,
Putting round pegs into square
holes does nol pay.
Having still some time to prepare, there will no excuse if we
do not devise schemes of employment which will use a high
percentage of each man's capacity, instead of low percentage.
Tin- man and his emploper and
ers according to the prosperity
or depression of its various industries.
I am glad to hear that the
National Service Commission is
taking steps to discover the previous trade or calling of each
man now under arms, and his intentions or capacities for his future career, at any rate in the
matter of agriculture. That is
the foundation industry of the
whole country. Farming should
be made so profitable, by educational and financial aid, and the
social conditions of rural life
should be. so improved, that thousands of men with natural inclinations that way will be attracted to agriculture and will succeed
at it.
But even when that is dones
the great majority of the men
will have to be provided for in
other kinds of work. 1 should
like to see thousands of them,
not now hiehly skilled, given
special training to equip them
with the skill they lack. I am
sure it would pay the country to
give it them.
We must use brains and ingenuity in forming our plans for
doing the best that can be done
for—and with-the returning
men.
Good people often say to them,
"Nothing is too good for you."
It is easy to talk like that, in
vague generalties. But we have
got locome down to particulars,
and find out in detail what is
best for the men—yes, and for
each particular man, with his individual capacities and aptitudes.
By doing that very thing for
men returning disabled, the Military Hospitals Commission has
given the country a splendid lead.
This lead should be followed in
dealing with the mass of men returning later on. The benefits
of this system should finally be
extended to our people generally,
so that every boy on leaving
school should be directed and
helped into the occupation that
he can do best in—and trained
especially for it, whenever that
is by any means possible. In
some cases, of course, it is hard
to tell what a boy will be most
fit for, until long after he leaves
school. But even in such a case
a good deal can be done to keep
him out of work that he is pos>
itively unfit for.
The commission, I notice, gives
men a good deal of occupation
and instruction while they are
still under medical treatment,
In fact, these occupations form
part of the curative treatment—
a really valuable part. But they
also help to develop • a man's
technical skill, Often they reveal astonishing talents which
even the man himself did not
know he possessed.
This skill developed, and these
tilents are discovered and trained, as they never would have
been if the men had not become
hospital patients. It is a striking case of getting good out of
evil.
1  am  not surprised   to   find
i many returned  soldiers,  simply
through the training they  have
I bad in hospital,   have gone out
to lake positions better than they
ever occupied before.
An extra privilege is given to
men who are so incapacitated
that they cannot take up their
old line of work. They are giv-
! en special training for a new occupation, in technical colleges or
otherwise. And they are helped
lo choose the occupation most
suitable and profitable for them,
by the advise of medical and vocational experts. The cost of
the training is paid for them,
and so is even their maintain-
ance and that of their families,
for so long as the training lasts
7 and a month longer.
It is an admirable system, and
I should like to see every  man
the country at large will all gain sc,izini? the opportunity who has
hv  this.    'I he    man make most
hy work that he is interested in.
ami has skill for. The indurtry
that he is engaged in prospers
by his good work, and the country as a whole prospers or stiff-
it offered to him.
Service and Holy Communion
will be held in Holy Trinity
Church on Sunday at 11 a. m.
EASTER
Millinery, Easter Gloves,
Easter Neckwear, Dress Goods,
Ready-to-wear Garments,
Easter Novelties.
OPENING
Friday, March 16th.
Speak Easily and Directly Into
the Telephone!
Even telephone men of long experience are surprised
at the greater voice distinctness when speaking directly
into the telephone. When you speak directly into the
telephone, a lower tone of voice can be used, and your
friend can hear easily.
Moreover, when you speak lower, the actual tone-
qualities of your voice are transmitted. When you speak
loudly, you unconsciously adopt an unnatural tone of
voice, with the result that much of that intimacy that
should be associated with face-to-face conversation is lost.
A close position to the telephone means easy talking
and easy hearing.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., I.L.D. D.C.I... Freeldent
JOHN AIRD, General Menaces'. H. V. t. JONES, Aea't General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at tha current rate 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-
valvals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. KCu
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.        A. J. BURNSIDE, Manager.
"PUTTING IT UP TO HIM."-Buffalo Express.
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The islander, Cumberland, b.c.
THREE
Charlie Sing Chong
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.
I
Feature Films For the Coming Week
-   AT   THE   -
ILO ILO THEATRE
Mary Pickford in "Huldaof Holland," Famous Player.
Bluebird Photoplay, Franklyn Farnum in "The Stranger
From Somewhere."
"Under Suspicion," Redfeather, All Star Cast.
Edna Goodrich in "The Intrigue," Famous Player.
These Films are From the Best Circuit
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.
Repairing    Cleaning
Pressing
U. WATANABE,
UNION TAILOR
Ladies' and Gents' Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave, *   Cumberland, B.C.
REDFEATHER FILMS.
April 4. "Romance of Billy
Goat Hill", Myrtle Gonzales.
April 11. "Barriers of Society"
Dorothy Davenport.
April 18. "Black Sheep of the
Family," Francelia Billington.
April 25. "Isle of Life,"Roberta Wilson,
Mar. 28. "Under Suspicion,"
All Star Cast.
When in need of a car ring up
86L.    Nanaimo and return the
same day.    Terms  reasonable.
Fire wood for sale.     Apply to
THOMAS PIERCE.
Phone 86 L, Happy Valley
FOR SALE.
Pure bred   White Wyandotte
eggs for hatching, $2.00 setting.
GEORGE BOOTH,
UNIONBAY
DR. C. INKSTER,
SURGEON DENTIST,
Will be in Cumberland on or
about January 8th, 1917, for
a period of throe weeks. Dr.
Inkster will open up a Denial 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.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
FIREWOOD
Slab Wiw] iV Sale at |3.00 per
lajiiii.   Cash or. Delivery.   Phone
95 L.
RoystonSawmill Co.
Ud.
Keep up the
Food Supply
and Help
Make Victory
Sure
T AM assured
      that
my people will respond to every call
necessary to the success of our cause—with
the same indomitable
ardour, and devotion
that have filled me with
pride and gratitude
since the war began."
His Majesty King George
OUR soldiers must be fed; the people at
home must be fed. And—in spite of
Germany's murderous campaign to
cut off the Allies' Food supply, by sinking
every ship on the High Seas—an ample and
unfailing flow of food to England and
France must be maintained.
This is National Service-
Not to the Farmer only—
But to YOU—to everybody—
This appeal is directed
WE must unite as a Nation to SERVE
-loSAVEand to PRODUCE. Men,
women antl children: the young, the middle
aged and the old—all ean help in the
Nation's Army of Production. *
EVERY pound of FOOD raised, helps
reduce thc cost of living  and adds to
the Food Supply for Overseas.
For information on any subject relating
to the Farm and Garden, write:
INFORMATION BUREAU
Department of Agriculture
OTTAWA
PLANT a garden—small or large.  Utilize
your own back yard.    Cultivate thc
vacant lots.   Make them all yield food.
WOMEN of towns can find no better
or more important outlet for their
energies than in cultivating a vegetable
garden.
Be patriotic in act as
well as in thought.
Use every means available—
Overlook nothing.
Dominion Department of Agriculture
OTTAWA, CANADA.
HON. MARTIN BURREIX, Miniater.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL wining lights of the Lt.nim.iot
in Manitoba, Satkatcliawan mul A.lnntH,
ihe Yukon Territory. theN'Ttliwtai Terri
turitw mid iu a portion of the Province of
British Cnlunibia, may be leased fur a term
of twenty-one years at mi annual rental ol
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,ft00aen-
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lea»e must be made b
the applicant in person ro the Agent it ml
Agent of the district in which the right.-
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must b<
described by sections,«>r leijal subdit»ii>M-
of seo tions, and in uicutveyt-d ■erriton
the tract applied for shall be &uk*-U out b
ihpapp'icaiit himself.
KH'h application must be ace»n)paniei'
by a fee of $6 which will be refunded if tin
rights applied forare not available, but not
'therwise. A royalty shall lie paid on tin
merchantable output of the mine at (hi
rate of five centa per ton.
The person operating the mine shal
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
uunting for the full quantity of merch
in table coal mined and pay the royalty
hereon. If the coal mining rights an
notbtting operated, such ret urns shall bt
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mininv
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working nf the mine at the rate of
$l0.00anacre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Depurt-
nentof 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 thi*
.dvertisement will not be paid for.
_L
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
Phone67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Henderson, Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
The
StarCafeand
In conneWbn withRestaurant.Con-
fectlonery, 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
This is to urge you
that you tret your Suits Clean-
ed, Repaired and Pressed for
orr' 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* Rater.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
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, Hamsjand 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
muiiciam.
Representing the highest development
of the lirst successful instrument of
sound reproduction, the Columbia Gra
fonola is universally acclaimed as "the
one incomparable instrument instrument of music."
i a
Co lu m b
double • disc
Records
aie the exact counterpart in quality of
the Columbia (irafonola; ihey bring
youjace to face with the living personality of the artist. Whatever your
musical taste may be, whither Grand
Opera, Instrumental, Orchestral) Dance
Music or Comedy, all are included in
tlu1 huge Columbia Catalogue of over
2,.»i)0 recordings.
Columbia Grafonolaal range in price
from $20.(10.   Very easy terms
can be arranged.  ;
fl. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.,
"Nanuimo's Music House"
aa Commercial St., NANAIDO, B.C.
WAROCCHT   BRO!
Grocers and B il ers
Agents Cor Pit,sENGK Beeu
CuMBE.tl.AND      C.HTHTIKAY
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland FOUR
fttE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.O.
THE FIREMAN'S BALL
The following are donations
were received by the local Fire
Department for their Annual
Balk-
Campbell Bros. $10.00, P. P.
Harrison $10.00, Simon Leiser
$10.00, Pilsener Brewing Co.
$10.00, T. E. Bate $6.50, C. H.
Tarbell & Son $5.00, Bank of
Commerce $5.00, Royal Bank
$5.00. A. Maxwell $5.00, Frank
Hallos $5.00, Wm. Merrifield
.$0.00, Alex. McKinnon $5.00,
A. H. Peacey $5.00, Wm. Henderson $2.50, W. Hudson $2.50,
Cessford & McLean $2.50, King
George Hotel $2.50, K. Shibata
$2.50, Thus, Rickson $2.00, K.
Nakanislii$2.00, W. Willard$2.00.
K. Abe $2.00, Massetta & Mar-
chetti $2.00, Vendome Hotel
$2.00, Union Hotel $2.00. Dr, C
H. Inkster $2.00, J. Hayashi
$1.00. J. Marrochi *1.00. F. Sea
vardi$1.00, Co-Operative Butcher
Co. $1.00, S. Isaka $1.00, L. J.
Aston, 50c, Dun Fong, tailor,
50.!., A. R. Kierstead 25c, Chinese Merchants $25.50. Total
collected in cash and goods,
$149.25.
The Cumberland Fire Department wishes to thank the Japanese of No.5 for $20 given the
department for their aid at the
fir" of recent date.
T. E. Banks, Chief,
Receipts
Collections $149.25
Don' Receipts  J07.15
Total $266.40
Expenditures
Music  .$ 20.00
Hall.       12.00
Printing    13.00
Sundries..      5.35
Prizes    96.00
Total..-. $146.35
Receipts ...
Exiienses ;.
$256.40
. 146.36
Balance _..$110.05
which was donated to the Patriotic Fund.
Marry Devlin, of Nanaimo, Inspector of Mines, was here during the week.
.   NOTICE.
Corporation of the City of Cum-
berlanc', B. C.
Notice is hereby given that the
Court of Revision, to revise the
Assessment   Roll  for  the year
1917, will be held in the Council
rChambers  on    Monday,    April
23rd., at seven thirty p, m.
All   objections must be made
{in writing and mailed to the un-
, dersigned at least ten days before the date of  sitting of  the
Court.
Dated at Cumberland this 21st.,
day of Mi rch, 1917.
A1EX. MACKINNON,
C, M. C.
NOTICE.
Public Notice is hereby given
io nil persons in arrears for Taxes due ihe City of Cumberland.
i hai ii delinquent tax sale, the
dale nf which will lie announced
later, will be held during the
month nl' September 1917.
All persuns in arrears are hereby requested to take Notice and
arrange tr protect their interests,
By order of the City  Council.
A. MACKINNON,
City Clerk.
NOTICK  OK   EXAMINATION
FOR ASSISTANT FOREST
RANGER.
Examination of app'icants to
fill the position of Assistant Forest Ranger will be held by the
Lands Department as follows:
"Ciimpliell River, April 17th
Courtenay April 18th.
For information regarding thi'
examination and application
forms apply to the Chief Forester, Victoria,
i'
(?
ac
BE
THE   BIG   STORE
a^
NEW SPRING GOODS 8
LARGE CHECK DRESS GOODS
in abodes of black and white,
brown and white, and navy and
white. The very latest goods.
Price per yard $1.50
PLAID DRESS GOODS in the
new novelty styles, only in dreaa
lengths.  Exclusive goods.
Price the dress length     $8,50
DRESS GOODS, wide stripe,
smart up-to-date materials. Call
and see the new goods.
CREAM CORD SKIRTS," double
pockets, high belt. Good quality
and right style.
NEW SPRING COATS, North- ■
way garments, goods with a reputation for style and quality.
Ptices $11.50 to $22.00
DRESS MUSLINS, a very choice
selection of correct designs in
prices to suit all.
CREAM SILK WAISTS, just arrived, made in a splendid quality
Jap Taffeta.   Very smart.
Price...            $3,95
CREPE CLOTH KIMONOS, in
pink, pale blue, old rose, deep
blue, made of good heavy crepe.
Price  $|,95
CHILDREN'S DRESSES, made
of crepe, good washing material,
Age 1 to6 years.   Price... 75c.
PONGEE SILKS, a full range of
good qualities, the most desirable
for dresses, blousesandchildren's
wear.
Price per yard 50c. to.
NEW SPRING MILLINERY will
be on view from time to time as
they arrive, as we intend making
a showing of trimmed ready-to-
wears, as well as shapes, Flowers, wreaths and millinery trimming on view.
$1.75
SPECIALS   IN   GROCERY DEPARTMENT
CLOVER LEAF CUPS AND SAUCERS, (j ae
regular $2.50 per doz.     Special Price      tpl>9V
FINE CHINA CUPS AND SAUCERS, six different
patterns, a very neat cup, regular $4.00 * a ac
doz.    Special Price     «Ps4i«Jv
CROCKS in all sizes, J gal. to 6 gals., for preserving
eggs, 45c. to $2.50 each.
VERY SPECIAL ORANGES, 2 dozen.for _...25c.
LEMONS, per dozen  ..20c.
^,
—»-
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
-"
THE   BIG  STORE.
Phone 3-8
[Ea
* ■—■
«^
CANADIANS WANTED FOR
£_
For Duty off
the Coast of Canada.
•A
Applications for immediate service as officers in
the Canadian Naval Patrols are requested from ex-officers
in the Royal Navy, the Naval Reserve, or men holding
Officers' Certificates in the Mercantile Marine.    Seamen,
Stokers and Engine Room Ratings are also wanted at once..
PAY 0ffice" ,rom 52.50 per day and $30.00 monthly and
1 * * * upwards to dependents. Men from $1.05 per day and
separation allowance. Must be sons of British subject*. Ages 18 to 45.
Men from 18 to 38 are wanted alio for immediate service in
the Overiea* Divition of the R. N. C.V. R. Experience not
necessary - accepted recruit* proceed at onee to England
for training.  fay SI 10 q day tnd upwards.  Separation a. in C.E.F.
Apply to the Nearest
Naval Recruiting Station.
•r lo Th« Nml Recruiting Straatsaj,
306 WdHnf ton St, Ottawa.
One Minute Electric Service Chats
The cost of the necessities of life have advanced^
beyond all reason, that is, all except one, and that
is Electricity. The cost of materials and labour
have soared, yet it costs no more to light your
house or cook your meals Electrically now than it
did in normal times. Can you say the same of
anything else in daily use in your home?
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphopliones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Box 279 Phone 31
FIRE   INSURANCE
Queen Insurance Company,
(Fire and Automobile,) and
National Fire of Hartford. 9
fl
L
FOR RATES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO
EDWARD  W.   BICKLE
officii  THE   ISLANDER   BLDQ..
DUNSMUIR AVE..  CUMBERLAND
CHARLIE YING WAH & CO.
Merchant Tailors
Will open up business on -Saturday, March 31st, in the store on the corner of
Third Street and Dunsmuir Avenue,' recently occupied by P. Dunne.   Ladies and
Gents Tailoring a specialty.   10%discount off regular prices for ten days.
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5
Cumberland, B. C.
P. O. Box 350
BE PREPARED
for high prices. Don't eat out of a can. Plant
our PREMIER SEEDS and "WATCH THEM
GROW. CLEAN, STRONG, TREES, SHRUBS
AND PLANTS in large variety. WRITE FOR
CATAOLOG, or Mr. A. H. Peacey, Cumberland,
will give your order careful attention.
Dominion Nursery Company
Vancouver, B.C.

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