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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
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THE CUMBERLAND $EW$ established 1894.
VOL. VII., No. 41
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, DEC. 30, 1916.
Subscription price. $1.50 per year
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THK KAISER'S LETTERS,—The U-boat captain (to President Wilson): "My dear sir, it's only a little 'Lusitania'
blood that you see on the envelope!" Telegraaf, Amsterdam.
At the Ilo Ho Next Week.
Following is a list of the Bluebird films booked until the end
of February, 1917, and while it
is not always possible to receive
them on the dates advertised, on
account of the films being closely
boohed and delays in shipment
sometimes occurring, the list will
be followed as nearly as possible:
.J.iii..8-Tl.e Flirt. Marie Wa)-
camp in the lead. This story was
writ ten by Booth Taikington,
produced by the Smalleys (who
played and directed "Hop, the
Devil's Brew." In the support
of Miss Walcamp are a number
of names well known to the
screen. Jaun de la Cruz has the
role of the swindler who succeeds
where all the others have failed
in touching the heart of The
Flirt. In private life he is the
Count DeMorety, the descendant
of a very old Spanish-Italian family. Very important to the story
is the character of the terrible
younger brother, played to perfection by Antrim Short, one of
the cleverest of the juvenile actors.
Jan. 15.—"Tangled Hearts,"
Louise Lovely featured in a
sparkling society drama of a lovable meddler. Tense with unusual situations.
Jan. 21. —"John Needham's
Double," Tyrone Powers, an ac
tor whose work if once seen will
make him welcome on all other
occasions. His ability is unquestioned and ranks among the leading stars.
Jan. 29.—"The Great Problem," Violet Mersereau.
Feb. 5.—"Gay Lord Waring"
with J. Warren Kerrigan, one of
the most popular of screen stars.
Feb. 12,—"Wanted A Home,"
from the fascinating story by
Lois Weber, Although Mary
McLaren has been in films only
a short she is already in the first
rank and her work is in great demand.
Feb. 19.—"Chalice of Sorrow"
Cleo Madison in a powerful emotional drama, the story of a fruitless love.
Feb. 26th. — "Social Buccaneer," J. Warren Kerrigan.
American Consulate
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Clinton
will be "At Home" Monday,
New Year's Day, from 3 to 5.
Mr. Watson, of Victoria, has
been appointed teller of the local branch of the Royal Bank of
Canada and commenced his duties Wednesday morning. W.J.
McFadven left for Chilliwack
Thursday.
.Miss Olive Bickle, daughter of
E. W. Bickle arrived in Cumberland last Saturday from Victoria
on a three weeks' vacation.
At Ilo Slo Theatre.
TONIGHT    -
3rd Episode of the
la
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•ifteen Act Serial
I h   uir and the
Game
NATIONAL SERVICE
The National Service Board of
Canada has been charged with
the duty and responsibility of
making investigations and form
ulating plans that will in some
measure provide for those adjustments in our national life, necessary for the maintenance of
the agricultural and other basic
industries of the Dominion, at
that point of production and
effciency so absolutely essential
to the successful prosecution of
the war, while continuing unim
paired the indispensable public
services of the country. To accomplish these results, and insure
the/ruiiiimum production of war
material and equipment, the ser-
vices of all available men and
women of Canada must be utilized in such a manner as will, while
achieving these purposes, permit
of the release from their present
employment of men who, physically fit and of suitable age, may
desire to serve Overseas with
our military or naval forces.
To lay the foundation for this
work an inventory of the manpower of Canada must be made
quickly and at a mininum cost.
It has been decided to utilize the
facilities provided by the Post
Office Department for the purpose. A vigorous and united effort, extending over a definite
period of time, is necessary to
insure the desired result. The
Director General therefore, asked that the first week of the
New Year be observed as "National Service Week" for Ihe taking of this inventory.
The following instructions have
been received by the local postmaster:—
The National Service Board
of Canada requires an inventory
of all males between the ages of
16 and 65 inclusive residing in
Canada.
The Board has asked that this
inventory be taken through the
recognized efficient officials of the
Post Office Department, which
having ramifications in every
part of the country is possessed
of the necessasy means to help
in this patriotic work.
I therefore invite every Postmaster and Postmistress to use
every means at his ot her disposal to ensure the complete success of the project and by so doing confirm the high reputation
and esteem in which Postmasters
and Postmistresses are deservedly held by the general public of
Canada.
By prompt efficient action the
Post Ollice officials will also be
rendering vital service to the
country at a moment of great
national peril.
Please note carefully the following:—
(1) You will shortly be furnished with a supply of National
Service Cards and self-addressed
envelopes, sufficient for the estimated number of male persons
between the ages of sixteen and
sixty-five, inclusive, who use, or
reside in the neighborhood of your
Post Office.
(2) Pubiic Notices in printed
form will also be sent to you.
Please post them in conspicuous
places,
(3) Please distribute these
cards and envelopes by placing
the same in the boxes in your
Post Office, or by handing a card
and envelope to every person who
may enquire for mail at your
office and generally use every
means that you may deem advisable, in co-operation with teachers, lawyers, notaries, clergymen,
boy scouts and others who have
OVERSEA DOMINIONS ALLIED COMMERCE
TOBE REPRESENTED
London, Dec. 26.-The Secretary of State for the Colonies has
sent a telegram to the Dominions
explaining the purposes for the
forthcoming Imperial conference
by Premier Lloyd George. The
telegram explains that what the
Government contemplates is not
an ordinary Imperial conference,
but a special war conference of
the Empire.
The Prime Minister from each
of the Dominions is "invited to
attend a series of special meetings of the war cabinet in order
to considei urgent questions affecting the prosecuting of the
war, possible conditions on which
in agreement with our Allies, we
could assent to its termination,
and problems which would then
immediately arise."
The Premiers are urged to attend at an early date, not later
than the end of February.
Ottawa, Dec. 26.—A cable received by the Governor-General
today from the Colonial Secretary
amplifies the announcement
made in the British House of
Commons last week by Premier
Lloyd George in regard to the imperial conference to be called to
consider the co-ordination of war
efforts of the Empire. Mr. Walter Hume Long, Colonial Secretary, explains that the proposed
conference is to consider with
the British war council war
measures, possible peace terms
and the problems immediately
following the termination of the
war. The attendance of the Dominions' Prime Ministers is especially desired, and it is hoped
that the conference can assemble
by the end of February at the latest.
"I wish to explain that what
is contemplated by His Majesty's
Government is not a session of
the ordinary Imperial conference,
but a special war conference of
the Empire. His Majesty's Government, therefore, invites your
Prime Minister to attend a series
of special and continuous meetings of the war cabinet to consider urgent questions offecting
the prosecution of the war, the
possible conditions on which, in
agreement with our Allies, we
could assent to its termination
and the problems which will then
immediately arise.
"Your Prime Minister, for the
purpose of these meetings, would
be a member of the war cabinet.
,"In view of the extreme urgency of the subjects of discussion, as well as of their supreme
importance, it is hoped that
your Prime Minister may find it
possible, in spite of, the serious
inconveniences involved, to attend
at an early date not later than
the end of February.
"While the presence of your
Prime Minister himself is earnestly desired by His Majesty's Government, they hope that if he
sees insuperable difficulties, he
will carefully consider the question of nominating a substitute,
as they regard it as a serious
misfortune if any Dominions
were let unrepresented.
New York, Dec. 20. The statement from a reliable source that
there is now an allied fleet of
heavily armed "commerce protectors" of anew type, bears out
stories that skippers of the At-
hntic and coastwise steamers
have been bringing to port of
strange appearing craft that are
making their way westward.
These ships made no reply to
signals, and could not be approached. They steerd a vagrant course, and were described
variously as in the fashion of
merchantmen, transports, light
cruisers, and even of submarines. Pieced together, the reports fitted in with the suspicions, now apparently confirmed,
of shipping men. Since the
commerce protectors are described as large and powerful and
having a capacity of fair speed,
they were designed, it is stated,
to meet German submarines, in
anticipation of an attempted
raid similar to that made by the
U-53 off Nantucket on October 8.
The British Admiralty is determined to make impossible another such raid, and the fleet of
commerce protectors was the
result.
Boston, Dec. 26.—The presence
on this side of the Atlantic of a
formidable fleet of Allied warships was indicated definitely today. The vessels are known officially as commerce protectors.
They are heavily armed and are
disguised.
For obvious reasons, their exact
disposition is not revealed, but
the arrival in American waters
of this newest unit of the British
and French Admiralties was
made known from a source that
ean hardly te mistaken.
Edmonton, Alta., Dec. 26.—
Commissioner Perry, of the R.
N.W.M.P., stated today that
"just as soon as the Alberta Provincial authorities can take over
the stations in the province now
held by the R.N.W.M.P., this
famous unit will be recruited to
full strength and will come under the Federal authorities for
military duties.
New York, Dec. 26.—The
Greek line steamer Patria, with
six hundred passengers on board
from Piraeus for New York, is
detained by the British at Gibraltar, it was learned today from
N. A. Galano, the local agent of
the line. "We have been officially informed by the British Government that the Entente Allies
have declared a blockade against
Greek shipping," said Mr. Galano. "The Patria, we presume,
will be detained until the blockade is lifted,
Mrs. (i.l!. Johnston and son of
Bellingham, arrived on Friday
evening,
TOWN    TOPICS
D.C. Macfarlane rctuniedjfrom
a visit to Victoria on Tuesday.
Miss Percival of the Cumberland General Hospital staff is due
to arrive today.
Miss Winkleman of the local
hospital staff leaves on Monday
for Nanaimo on a weeks vacation.
Miss Rubina Bickle, daughter
of Mayor Bickle, of Ladysmith,
arrived on Tuesday evening and
is the guest of Mr. Hdw. Bickle,
for a few days.
Grace Methodist Church Sunday School, held their Festival of
Happy Days in the church on
Friday evening under the direction of Mrs. Thos. E. Banks, of
this city.
Commencing on Tuesday, Jan.
2nd, the Cumberland Choral Society will hold practices for the
Easter Cantata, on Tuesdays and
Sundays in the Presbyterian
Church at 9 p.m. A full attendance is requested.
Mr. and Mrs. Hirst of Victoria arrived in this city on Saturday on a visit to their daughter,
Mrs, G. C. Baker, and left for
home on Wednesday morning.
The annual meeting of the
Women's Hospital Auxiliary
takes place at the home of Mrs.
A.H. Peacey on Thursday the
4th, for the election of officers.
All members are requested to attend.
J. Macfarlane, formerly with
the Canadian Collieries at Union
Bay, has been appointed to a position in the C.P.R. ticket office
at Vancouver.
Miss Pineo, nurse at the local
hospital left for Vancouver on
Friday on a two months leave of
absence to nurse her mother who
is to undergo an operation.
Dr. Inkster, surgeon dentist,
of Ladysmith, expects to arrive
in this city on January 8th., and
open up dental parlors for a period of three weeks and should he
receive the desired patronage
will open up a permanent office
in the near future, which would
be to the advantage of the residents of this city and district.
We understand tbat Dr. Inkster,
has been associated with Dr. R.
B. Dier of Ladysmith for several years and is said to be one of
the best dentists in British Columbia.
December Re I Cross Collections
The following were the results
of the collections made on ■ the
18th., inst., for The Canadian
Red Cross Society:
Dunsmuir Ave $29.10
Mar.vport Ave. .    11.25
Penrith Ave.      12.35
Windermere Ave.   10.20
Jerusalem  .  10.70
Camp 10.10
Bevan  10.00
Total   $93.70
M. R, BURNSIDB,
Secretary.
."7H
been requested to and may offer
their services in that behalf, so
that every male person between
the prescribed ages in vour dis-,
trict may correctly fill in and
promptly return the card and envelope,
(4) Will you kindly assist those
who may require instructions in
connection with filling in their
cards?
Leslie Aston, Dunsmuir Ave.
shoemaker, extends to his many
patrons best wishes for a bright
and prosperous New Year.
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THE ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND. B. C.
BE OF SOOD CHEER!
, Happy New Year! What a
I blessed phrase! Speak it from
I the heart, and then strive to
I make everyone's New Year a
I happy year and yours will be
I happy, indeed.
VICTORY FOttOWS
THE FLAG.
[? Sahmtar
l        ■   • very Saturday by the [slander
'■■...: Company at  Cumberland,
B     ■ inada.   Telephone 3-5.
■ : i Ine year In advance, $1.50;
lt-copies,5c.   Foreign subscriptions
in Postal Union, $2.00
.     RDAY, DECEMBER 30th, 1916
A Prosperous New Year to All
i he Close of llie Year
The close of the year is always
a tii ie for serious thought and
r< II ition. The past crowds upon
us at such a lime with far more
than usual intensity and especially forces upon our attention our
faults, failures and mistakes.
Let us look them squarely in the
face and profit by them. The
wisi man always does this, but
the fool never. The latter goes
on committing the same follies
and making the same mistakes,
never profiting by his experience,
to say nothing of the experience
of others. Every man makes
mistakes. It may not be his
fault the first time, but it is if he
makes the same mistake a second
time. We believe that tbe secret
of success with those who succeed,
and the cause of failure with
those who fail, will be found
largely in the ability and dispo-
sition to study the causes of both
success and failure, not only in
one's own experience, but in that
of others. The farmer now has
leisure to review the operations
oi' the year, and he should do it
candidly and critically. Make a
complete analysis of every important operation. Find fhe weak
plac s i.i ii and trace them to
their origin. Nothing will pre-
1:, ■ one so thoroughly for the
operations of the year to come
as this kind of searching investigation.
And while we are about this
business we should look just as
car. fully into our record of moral
responsibility, We should be far
mors anxious to improve charac-
t r. mind snd morals than to im-
piv e our farms. Serious study
of our weak points and of means
to : trengthen them is a very pro-
I i . busim ss at any time, and
i | i d assiduously will strength evelop all that is good
ai tl admirable ii, our natures, and
i : I - ii- better, stronger, nobler
i. i nd women as the years go
by. And the time will come in
il i life of everyone when such a
I, cord of honest, earnest, persist.
c ■ - (Tort to impro< e will afford
fai i ti ati r satisfaction than any-
; g else in his account with
thi ,oi Id. We can wish no bet-
1 i Lhil t'or all our readers than
; they begin the new yi ar an-
inu Lei bj a fii m ri solve to turn
all 1.1 • sperience into profit for
Ives, mentally, morally,
. o . Ily and materially, and then
i-i faithfully carry out the resolution.
'I!'-   days,   weeks   and  years i
: ip away like water in a running
i a, Time's great clock nev-
i r losi -a moment, Relentlessly,
surely, the moments pass, and1
our eagi r hands are not able lo
detai ■ em. We cannot keep
back the Hying years, but we,
can ai d shouldkeep the blessings
they bring, Hold fast to the lessons they have taught. Keep
the n mory of their joys. Enrich every day of life with the
garnered wealth of the days behind.
PATENT NEW YEAR RESOLVES.
1 will get up and dress when
the breakfast bell rings.
1 will not complain when everything does not suit me.
I will treat my wife as politely
as though she was a perfect
stranger.
I will go out by myself oftener,
in order that my family may en'
joy the tranquil and improving
pleasure of a long, uninterrupted
evening in the quiet sanctity of
a happy home.
I will strive to be more thought
ful for my own comfort, that
others, seeing me happy, may
also endeavor to be contented.
I will not spend so much money this year on the useless friv-
iolties of life.
I will endeavor to impress upon my family the duty of greeting, with cheerful voices and
happy faces, the father of a family when he returns home, wearied with the depressing cares
and labors of a long business
day.
I must be more unselfish and
take better care of myself that
I may long be spared to be the
joy and light of the home which
it has pleased an appreciative
Providence to bestow upon  me.
I will pay my pew rent this
year, if I have to deny myself a
new overcoat, and my children
have to go without shoes. I feel
that we have not heretofore sufficiently denied ourselves in little
luxuries for the sake of maintaining a good appearance at
church.
As you turn the corner into the
new year, look back a minute
over the road you have been
traveling the past year. It seemed a long way when you started
out, but it has been traveled at
last. See the line of that road
ever winding on, while twisting
here and there. Do you remember that boggy place into which
you strayed? How you promised
yourself in your better moments,
"1 will turn ov- r a new leaf."
Have you been true to yourself.
If not, once more before you step
out into the pure New Year, renew your promises to your better
natures. Don't stay, but linger
near the pleasant outlocks, keep
near the bits of high ground
where you breathe purer air and
can see afar off Heaven's high
hills of blue, make the motive
pure work for the object. Be
diligent in seeking the better
ways and in twelve more short
months, take another retrospective glance and see how much
pleased you will be with yourself,
how much more of goodness and
genuine worth this will seem to
possess.
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. Remem-
lr i' 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
A late shipment of Ladies' High Top Shoes in White, Kid
and Novelty Cloth Tops just arrived.
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earn miff a u me f/j'rr/amt // /Ae
. Ar-f.)e"/t, f//tf/'me ffi'm ma/
/,'JJs /te a yrf/jtr/ .^/frrAAmrii anr/
.^j'rj/if/'f'/y /# €ve*wtme.
Another shipment of Ladies' Novelty Neckwear in
Latest Styles in Georgetta Crepes, Satins, and
Embroidered Muslins.
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CANADIANS
WANTED
ROYA
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•s
THE CANADIAN BAN
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D. D.C.L., Prenldcnt
IOHN AIRD, General Miniger. H. V. F. JONES, Aii't General Mann
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FOR THE
Two thousand Canadians c e wanted for ihe Royal Naval Can-
odian Volunteer i^soerve towards banning the new ships of the
Imperial Royal Navy,   \m nediate l verzsas service.   Only men
of good character ar.d good physique accepted.
Pay $1.10 Minimum pet day—Fifeo Kit
$20.00 per Month Separ itinn Alio <vance
Apply to the Esquimalt Naval
Station, the  nearest  recruiting
Station, or to the
Dept. of th,.- Naval Service
OTTAWA
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits ot $1
upwards    Careful attention is given to every account.   Small account,
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
irau -''s t0 be made by any one of them or by ttie survivor. S50
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,Mana£!Pi
Send Holiday Gre
stings
by Telephone!
What is nicer than to hear your friend's voice conveying to you the best wishes of the Season": The telephone
gives effect to that intimacy which is the whole basis
of social relations.
Call your friends by telephone, and extend greetings
verbally.   The telephone will take you far or near.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
To our many friends and
especially those who
drini\ and enjoy
QUEEN B
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We extend
our best wishes for a
Merry Christmas
Happy New Yeari
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GOOD BEER IS THE IDEAL XMAS BEVERAGE
"QUEEN" BEER IS FOR SALE IN ALL THE LEADING HOTELS
Pilsener Brewing Co., Ltd.
CUMBERLAND, B. C. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
11
THREE
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.
arlie Sing C ong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowe 11   ■ es.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
And
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
Out Business isi Growing/
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs,
Fruit Trees and .Small [Fruits.
not   10w      :  a ',   .J"      ow .60 c
EVERGREENS - ROSES - RHODODRENDRONS
Descriptive Nursery and Bulb Catalogue on request.
Dominion Nursery Company,
2184 4th Ave.,:W., Vancouver,;B.C.
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining righta of the Dmniniui
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
(he Yukon Territory, the N< irthwest Tern
."He- mul in a portion <>f the Province ol
British Columbia, may be leased tor a term
<>f twenty-one yean at an annual rental of
SI an acre. Not more than 2,500 acrei
will bt- If .nt J to one applicant.
Applioation for a lease muat be made by
the applicant in person to tbe Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the righta
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or lcqul subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the trace applied for shall be staked out by
theappijcatit himself.
K u'h application must be accompanied
by a fee of $6 which will be refunded if the
rii/hts applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mino at the
rate of live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
counting f"r 'he full quantity of iw-ruh
utt table coal mined »nd pay ihe royalty
thereon. If the c< al mining lights are
notbuing operared, auch returns shall be
furnished at least once a war.
The lease will include the ooal mining
rights only, but the li ssee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights tnay be considered necessary
for the working <>f the mine at the rate of
$10.00anacre.
For full information application should
bom      to the Secretary of the Depart-
■ » n-     the Interior, Ottawa,  or to   any
j      i   r Sub Atr*nt   f Do milium Lauds
W   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior,
N.B- Unauthorised publication of this
■ ■v. rtiHement will not be paid for.
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«' THOS, E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND.B.C,
Aj-elil for I lu1
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex IIuniletson, Proprietor
Bsttmates ami Designs furnished
mi Application
The
New Home
Bakery
A fine selection of cakes, pies and
small pastry made daily.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
J.H. Halliday
Dunsmuir Ave.
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, MALES  BETWEEN THE AGES OF 1« ANO 13 INCLUSIVE.
SERVICE.
CANADA.
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5. In what country   1
6. In what country waa (
7, In what country was \
your mother born? f...	
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8. Were you born a British subject? _ _ „.
9. If not, ire you naturalized?	
15. Which are you—married, \
■ingle or a widower?      / 	
16. How many persons besides)
yourself do you support? /   „	
1. What siro you working at tor a living?	
f.. Whom do you work for? - .....
. Havo you a trade or profession ?    20. If 10, what ?..,.
t. Art you working now?    J2. If nol, why?. ^	
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23. Would you be willing to change your present work for othar necessary work at the lame pay during thi war J H- „. „ ,
'   ' t v"u willing, if your railway fare is paid, to leave where you now live, and go to WWW other place in Canada to do lUCJj wort ?	
. . j rnucTIOHS FOR FILLING IN THIS CARD ARC ON THI OTHIR SIDE.       IT ASK! U QUCtTIOM.       COURT YOUR ANSWERS
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jttlnswers on the Card
i a a 5 m. w*t 11 iwi ITQTI41 \VM Uiisimi Wl
^romptlx It is Obligatory/
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-lo-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 the highest development
of the Orst successful instrument of
sound reproduction, the Columbia Gra
fonola is universally acclaimed as "the
one incomparable instrument instrument of music."
Columbia
double - disc
Records
are the exact countermart in quality of.
the Columbia Grafo-nola; they bring
you face to ace ir.th the living personality of the artist. Whatever your
musica taste r.iay be, whether Grand
Opera, Instrumental, Orchestral, Dance
Music or Comedy, all are included ln
the huge Columbia Catalogue of over
2,5X10 recordings.
Columbia Grafonolas  range in price
from $20.00.   Very easy terms
can be arranged.
On to Hit Curves
"What Is his sphere In life?"
"Well,  judging from  the circle of
his acquaintances, I'd say he  was a
rounder."
Q. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.
"Nanaimo's Music House"
n commercial st., nanaimo, n
tfAR
r^O
Grocers aad Bakers
A ent for IY.m:.\kk. 'Bee?,
Cumberland    Courtenay
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICE   BOOT AN
5H01   MA LEI
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumber!
Grabbed Wrong Boy
An impetuous inspector who was
Visiting a country school was much
worried by the noise of the scholars
In the next room. At length, unable
to bear tlie uproar any longer, he
opened tho door and burst upon the
cHasB. Seeing one boy taller than
the others talking a great deal he
caught him by the collar, hustled htm
into the neitt room, and placed him
In a chair staying, "Now sit there and
be quiet." Ten minutes later a small
head appealed around the door and a
meek Uttle voice said, "Please, sir,
you've got our teacher."
PAWNSHOP BUSINESS
HAS HUMOROUS SIDE
THE GRINDSTONE
nO you know what a grindstone
13 la? It Isn't much to look at
fer euro. It's rough and clumsy
and weather-beaten. It Btands ln a
corner among the weeds. The cold
rains drench lt, tho winds buffet lt,
the winter snows cover lt. And it
stands there, meek, uncomplalnln',
unnoticed.
Naterally you think that dun-colored
old contraption Isn't of much use, but
there's whero you're wrong.
That old grindstone has to father
most all of tine other farm Implements
I
In one way or anothftr. It's the one
inutrument among thom all that can
put a sharp edge on scythe, sickle or
reaper knii'e and make the old farm
■crop secure. No, taint much to look
at but It's there when the work has
to be done.
Haven't you seen people who put
you ln mitid of that old grindBtone?
Fathers, mothers or big brothers they
are maybq, and thoy look aa though
they had b uffctcd the sleet and storm
and suowi , and I guess maybe they
have. TT» 3y don't look up to much,
but--they! re right on hand when
thsyy-re mended just like the old grind-
»>.one, aridl they're known for their
'true wort 31 in the home. Arter all
It don't l tiatter a ding what you er
Ine »r ar y other fool outsider consider 'em, so long as they're known
there.
But sup posln' we remember that It's
a mighty ?>lg thing to be able to put
a Bharp oc.ye on steel. Hats off to
the old poinds 'umc'
Pathos    and    Com:dy  Rank  Side by
Side in the Daily Work of
English "Uncles"
The war has brought the English
pawnbroker a new class of clients.
From time immemorial "Uncle" has
been thc recipient of little family
secrets. Tragedies, comedies, farces
and dramas tn miniature have daily
been unfolded hefore his gaze to such
an extent that lie has become oblivious
to human emotions. Hut now faces he
has never seen before crowd timidly
through the narrow doorway, which
is always located up a screening Passage, instead of demanding a definite
sum for an article ottered lu pledge,
tho new customer nervously asks,
"How much will you lend me on *his?"
That phrase identifies the amateur in
pawnshop lore.
Women clients predominate. The
husband has gone to tho war. Behind
him he has left a lot of seemingly
useless things. The woman ut home
needs money, and tho War Ollice payments are not always punctual. Hut
she cannot bring herself to part with
poor Tom's property outright, so she
strikes the middle course, and pawns
it. In "uncle's" keeping it is quite
safe, and the interest only works out
at two rents per month on every dollar advanced. "This is the sort of
thing we get In pawn now." said nn
avuncular relative carrying on a big
business. "This" was the bottom hulf
of the off foreleg of a famous racehorse, stuffed, and forming a useful
article to prop open a door, or tap
a burglar over the head with. "1 lent
a dollar on that to a soM>r's wife,"
said "uncle," "though what earthly
use it is to me 1 don't know.
"One of my niost regular customers,
before the war broke out," he went
on, "was a line, strapping young fellow, not long married. 1 don't know
what business he followed, but 1 do
know that money burned holes in his
pockets. A dress suit, a typewriter,
pictures, a watch, and some rings were
only a Tew of the articles he pawned
here, and on one occasion he mado a
serious attempt to pawn his fox terrier dog!" At length he had quite
fifty articles in pawn, and used to bo
here several times a wei k. Then
be joined the army, and now the young
wife is redeeming the things one by
one out of her separation allowance
against his return.
"Women who are hard up will pawn
almost everything   except tlieir wedding  rings.    Several  times,  Just   by
way of a test, I have refused the article offered in pledge by a soldier's
wife, and have offered a loan on tho
wedding ring.    Not ono has  yet accepted my offer.     Hut I've bad soldiers' suits galore.    One woman had
news that her husband   was coming
home on leave    unexpectedly.      She
rushed hero to get his best suit out,
thinking he might,   want it.    A  few
days later she can - to re-pledge It.
'He'll never want lt again,' she said
sadly, 'he's been killed.   Had tho news
from tho War Office yesterday.'"
The Lighter Side
"And I am brought Into contact with
scores of Buch haunting littlo tragedies
as this.   Yet I have to keep my eyes
open, In case I am done brown.   Weeping widows (?) bring mo alleged Crimean or South  African  medals whicb
have been won by brave husbands—
■who are waiting    around tho corner
with an unquenchable thirst.   One man
tried to pawn a picture which ho had
looted from a church ln Louvain.   Unfortunately for the. Imaginative returned warrior, the chap who painted tbe
picture was well known to me, and
only lived a few streets away,
'Scores of watches, rings, pins, and
so forth, taken from famous (or ln^
famous) German officers come my
way; but I'd wager my stock to an
orange that the nearest theso articles
havo been to the firing line is East
London. ,
"I had a Jolly nice young fellow ln
here a few weeks ago. On his Joining
the forcos tho employes of his firm
had presented him with an Illuminated
address and a vnluable gold watch.
He brought both hore, and explained
that, as he had not a relative In the
world, he wanted to pledge them until
he came back . Thc address was no
use to mc, but I lent him $50 on the
watch. Poor tellowl Ho'll never want
it again. Shot dead white doing his
duty. And—well, somehow, I think I'll
keep that watch, and when the year
is up wear it myself in honor of a
brave mnn!"
PREPARING TO CHARGE
Wlf.h copious floods of tears flowing
from her eyes, tho prisoner stood before, tho bar.
'"What's the matter, my good wo-
rjan?" asked the Judge.
The Bobs Increased, tho tears flowed
more freely.
"Faith, sir," spoko up the braBs-
buttoned guardian of the peace, "I
guess Bhe's wanting to bo balled out!"
1
Obeyed  Instructions
Marjorie was a little girl and vory
pcsllte.   She went to play with a littlo
Mend,   and   had    been carefully  in-'
stu-uctcd how to behave.
"If they • sk you to dine with them,"
papa had said, "you must say, 'Nn,
thank you;   I   have already dined.'"
It turned out just as papa had anticipated.
"Come niong, Marjorie," said her
little friend's father; "you must hsve
a bite  with  us!"
"No, thank yon." Fnhl thn little girl, I
"artth dignity; "I havo already hltten."
Pathetic  Story  of   Frenchman's   Last
Letter and Reckless Daring
Here Is a letter from n soldier of
I France to his wife lo which attaches
a Btory as beautiful as the letter It-
'self. The sohlb-r wrote! "My Dear
'eunno:- While I am writing you tho
■ns nre thundering and we are
gt ry moment expecting an order to
eve •) nie German trenches, You told
Bton. do my duty, hul never to BX-
me lo Tsi-lf recklessly. The hour lias
pose in. - and 1 hoi a you shall have
rome no '• "I proud of me. I love you
reason to /e, *dB can describe but I
more Iliac, wo, -»ltl,oul looking back
shall go fi ir.vanl , "» that no matter
once beca two I  kno ' lt "'"' re"der
how tho duy ends to-'da. .„ ,..,.,k
uie more   worthy 0f vou ,       ,.
"We are getting   ready        '"^
now, dearest, and my every "I
Is with you.   i shall go forwai *
Prance and never flinch,   it Is myi.
of you that gives me courage and I
I should fall yot, will,ell our elilldre,;
of the  bombardment of  I)—"
J??r? 'I,c' *«"01' ends. The soldier
went forward never to return but at
the bottom was added the following
postscript signed by his captain and
the surviving officers and non-commissioned officers of his company; "After
your husband had seen all the officers and non commissioned officers of
his section fall al bis side, he took
command of his comradi b and Blnging
the Marseillaise he led them forward
to victory until he fell mortally wounded. We have In the entire regiment
no soldier ot whom wean more proud
May this help you to bear your great
sorrow."
There  are  over  fifty   British  hos-
ijitals iu Franco. /Vfi/
FOUR
Municipality cf the Ciiy  of
Cumberland.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby
given to the electorsof the municipality of the city of Cumberland
that I require the presenceof the
said electorsat the Council Chambers, Dunsmuir Avenue, on Monday, the8thday of January, 1917,
at i'l o'clock noon, fop the purpose of electing persons to represent them intheMunicipalCouncil
as Mayor and Aldermen.
The mode of nomination of
ca lidates shall be as follows:
Thecal didatt s shall he nominated
in writing; the writing shall be
■ ■ ril ■ d by two voters of the
Municipalitj aa proposer andsec-
onder, and shall be delivered to
th.- Ri tun ing Officer atanytime
betwi, n the date of the notice
and J p.m, of the day of nominate ii. the said writing may be in
th ■ form numbered 5 in tht
schedule ol ihis Act; and shall
stal the i ames, residences and
occupations or description of each
lie; son proposed, in such manner
as sufficiently to identify such
candidate; and in the event of a
poll being necessary such poll will
be opened on Thursday, the 11th
day of January, WIT, at the Council Chambers, Dunsmuir Avenue,
Cumberland, B.C., of which every
p rson is required to take notice
and govern himself accordingly.
No person shall be nominated
cr l.-e eligible as a candidate for
Mayor or Alderman unless he he
possessed of the qualifications by
law required of those officers,
and unless the candidate shall, on
or before the hour of 2 p.m. of
the day of nomination, furnish
the Returning Officer with a
statement in writing, specifying
the land or real property upon
which he qualifies, his nomination
shall be invalid and shall not be
acted upon by the Returning
Officer.
1 i.e qualifications as candidate
for mayor are as follows;—
He must be a male British subject of the full age of twenty-one
years and not disqualified under
any law, and have been for the
six months next preceding the
day of nomination the registered
owner in the Land Registry Office of land or real property in the
city of the assessed value on the
last municipal assessment roll of
$1,000.00 over and above any registered encumbrance or charge.
and who is otherwise qualified as
a municipal voter.
The qualifications as candidate
for alderman are as follows:—
He must be a male British subject of the full age of twenty-one
years and not disqualified under
any law, and have been for six
months next preceding the day
of nomination the registered owner in the Land Re^irtry Ollice
of land or real property in the
city of the assi ased value on the
last municipal assessment roll oi
$500.00 or more over and above
auy registered encumbrance or
charge, and who is otherwise
qualified u.^ a municipal vot< r,
Given under my hand at the
City of Cumberland this 18th day
of December, 1916.
Alex, MacKinnon,
I! itui'iung Officer.
NOMINATIONS for school
TRUSTEES
N'ominations for School Trus-
1 ies will be received on .Monday,
January 8th. 1917, al 12 o'clock,
noon, at ihe City Council Chambers.
There shall be one trustee to
elect, for a term of two years, or
until his successor in office is]
elected.
Tbe mode of nomination of
candidates shall be as follows:
The candidates shall be nominated in writing. The nomination shall be subscribed to, by
tvo duly qualified electors as
proposer and seconder, and shall
be dt livered to the Returning
Office at any time, between the
dat f this i otice and 2 p.m., of
the day of nomination, and in
ti: ■ i v -lit of there being more
than   three nominations  a  poll
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
3E
THE   BIG   STORE
^
Christmassuggestions
n
Tlie Season of Remembrances is due once again, when the many anticipations of joy and gladness is made more real by the Xmas gifts received.
We have laid out for your inspection, on our counters and in our cases, many
suggestive and suitable gifts for the Season.
Appropriate Remembrances for the Ladies:
Ladies' crepe de chene waists in shades of pink, maize, white and cream.
Price S4.95 and $.5.95.
Ladies' striped silk Waists, a rich beautiful quality, white and green, $6.75.
Ladies' white Japanese silk Waists, good quality, splendid washing silk,
Prices $2.75 and $3.50.
Ladies white silk Corset Covers.    Price ,$2.25
Ladies' white silk and lace Corset Covers.   Price $1.75.
Ladies' Silk Mufflers, most desirable as a Xmas gift, $2.25 up.
Ladies' Umbrellas, smart handles, most acceptable, prices from $2.50.'
Ladies' Collars, a very wide range at prices to meet every purse.    Prices
from 25('; to $1.50.
Ladies' Boudoir Caps, a real smart assortment, from 75<(.
Ladies' beautifully embroidered Aprons, $1.00 each.
Ladies' Felt Slippers, warm and comfy, prices $1.25 to $2.50.
Ladies' fancy Handkerchiefs, from 15^ to #1.00 each.
Ladies' silk fibre and silk sweater Coats, prices $7.95 to S20.00.
A select assortment of Cut Glass in the newest designs and at prires which   i
will meet your approval. V
Suitable Gifts for Gentlemen: f
Gentlemen's new and up-to-date Ties, price 65c/ to #1.50 each. J'
Armlets, in sets, from 35</ to 75^!.
Sox in fancy designs, prices 50c. to 75c. a pair.
Sweater Coats, prices from *2.95 to -S'10.00.
Fancy Shirts, prices from £1.25 to £2.00.
Valises and Nuitcases, prices from ■•<2.50 to :>'9.75.
Pullman Slippers, price A50 to -.S'2.50.
.Silk Mufflers, price 82.95 to £4.00.
Fancy Caps, price 75c. to 81.50.
Fobs and Cuff Link Sets, a smart assortment.
n
We
have a large stock of Practical Gifts for Boys and Girls which will be   **
most acceptable.
li
^c
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
3
31
,^
will be opened, on Thursday, the
11th clay of January, 1917, in the
City Council Chambers, Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, B.C., of
which every person is hereby re-
quired to take notice and govern
himself accordingly.
The candidate receiving the
highest number of votes, shall be
declared elected for a term of
two years.
The qualifications for Trustee
are as follows:—Any person, be-
ing a British subject, and of the
full age of twenty-one years, and
not disqualified urder and have
been for six months, next preceding the day of nomination,
the Registered owner in the Land
Registry Office of land and real
property in the City, of the assessed value, on the last Municipal assessment roll of $500.00 or
more, over and above any registered encumbrance or charge,
antl who is otherwise qualified as
a Municipal voter.
Given under my hand at Cum-
berland, B.C., this 18th day of
December, 11)1(1.
A. MacKinnon.
Returning Oflicer.
FOR THE ROYS IN  FRANCE.
"As far as loving thoughts,
careful consideration and an abundance of gifts can make it,
this Christmas will be a merry
one for our gallant boys in France.
There is one thing, however,
that might be lacking to complete
their pleasure, ready money, and
this may now be sent in a very
convenient form, thanks to the
foresight of The Canadian Bank
of Commerce, which has obtained
a supply of French Bank Notes
for ths particular purpose.
These note-? may be enclosed
in your Chiistmai letter to "your
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 JR6 THE MOST LIBERAL
ITS DIVIDENDS ARcS TH<5 HIGHEST
Investigate for yourself before insuring elsewhere.
VANCOUVER ISLAND BRANCH OFFICE
J. Buktt MORGAN, Manager.
109 Union '^aiik Building, Victoria, B. C.
THOMAS MORDY, Agent, Cnmberland, B.C.
boy" at the front; not as a remittance, but merely as an additional Christmas remembrance,"
These live franc notes are current in the Republic and consequently represent actual cash
which can be used anywhere in
France; they may be! purchased
at the Cumberland branch of
The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
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.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
DR. C. INKSTER,
SURGEON DENTIST,
Will be in Cumberland on or
about January 8th, 1917, for
a period of three weeks. Dr.
Inkster 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.
NOTICE.
INCREASE IN PRICES.
We have been advised by the
manufacturers of an advance in
the prices on all Electric Lamps.
We happen to have quite a
large stock on hand, so we will
continue to sell at present prices
until the 10th of January, 1917.
On this date the price of lamps
up to and including 60 watt, tungstens will be advanced to 40c.
instead of 35c. as at present.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
(xi'uphophom's
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P.O. Box 279 Pkone 31
CHI
n
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COURT OF REVISION
Comox Assessment District
A Court of Revision and Appeal
under the provisions of the "Taxation Act" and "Public Schools
Act" in respect of the assessment rolls for the year 11)17, will
be held at the Court House, Cumberland, on Wednesday, the 17th
day[of January,Sl917,at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
Dated at Cumberland,  B.  C,
December 29th 1916.
John Baird,
Asscsser and Collector
Comox Assessment District.
In the County Court of Nanaimo
and
In the matter of Hing Wang, deceased, and in the matter of
the Administration Act.
Take Notice that by an order
of the Honorable Judge Barker
made the 13th day of December,
1916, I was appointed Administrator of the Estate of the said
Hing Wang, deceased, and all
parties having claims against the
said Estate are hereby required
to furnish same, properly verified, to me on or before the 29th
day of Feb., 1917, and all parties
indebted to the said Estate are
required to pay the amount of
their indebtedness to me forthwith.
Wesley Willard,
Official Administrator.
The City Council
TheUity Council held theii regular session in the Council Chambers on Monday evening.
The following accounts were
referred to the finance committee,
Cum. Elec. Lighting Co...$ 74.90
H. Parkinson         5.00
C.H. Tarbell & Son     11.65
The account for the installation of the new electric lighting
system was presented as follows:
Installation and material $719.40
Lamps...     47.50
Total if 766.90
This is less than the estimate
given to the council,
James Slew art was appointed
auditor.
Thomas E. Bate, who ha3
served the city as alderman for
nine yeais, and who took an active part in securing the new electric lighting system during the
present year, will be a candidate
for the office of mayor at the
coming municipal elections. Mayor Parnham will not seek reelection.
Thomas Armit,   who was sub-'
station operator at the Canadian
Collieries hydro-electric plant at
Puntledge, joined the Canadian
Expeditionary Forces two years
ago and left f jr overseas with the
2nd C.M.R.    Mr. Armit bas now
distinguished himself somewher.
in France, receiving spi cial men
tion and recommended I r tin 1)
CM.

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