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Array ilstion Library
THE ISLANDER established 191Q.
4
ith which is Consolidated Tht Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND S^EWS established 1894.
VOL. VII., No. 46
CUMBERLAND; VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, FEB. 3, 1917.
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
TO BE RECRUITED
Victoria, Jan. 29s—Vancouver
Island coal companies are anticipating action by the authorities
similar to that respecting the
coal mining districts of New
Brunswick, a decision having
been reached to recruit no more
miners there. ""
According to C. E. Thomas, of
the Canadian Collieries, coal
miners of British Columbia have
responded so wel! to the call for
recruits that there has been a
serious depletion of men with
the result that this has its reflection in the amount of coal
produced. "While I am unable
to say, off-handed, just how
large a percentage of coal miners
have donned khaki, it has been
very large and has resulted in a
serious under-manning of the
properties. I expect the director
of national service will make a
similar recemmendation with regard to the coal mines of Vancouver Island as those of New
Brunswick," said Mr. Thomas.
The Cumberland Follies have
decided to postpone their concert
until the weather improves.
ILO ILO ITEMS.
HONORS LIST IN
BLUEBIRD FILMS.
Feb. 5. "Gay Lord Waring"
with J. Warren Kerrigan, one of
the-most popular of screen stars.
Feb. 12. "Wanted A Home,"
Mary McLaren.
Feb. 19. "Chalice of Sorrow"
Cleo Madison.
Feb. 26th. — "Social Buccaneer," J. Warren Kerrigan.
REDFEATHER  FILMS.
Feb. 7. "The Yoke of Gold,"
Dorothy Davenport.
Feb. 14. "The Beckoning
Trail," J. W. Kerrigan.
Feb. 21. Booking not yet decided.
Feb. 28. "The Danger Paths"
Violet Mersereau.
Mar. 7. "The Whirlpool of
Destiny." Flora Parker de Haven.
Mar. 14. "Black Friday,"
Dorothy Davenport.
Mar. 21. "My Country Should
Call," Dorothy Phillips.
Mar. 28. "Under Suspicion,"
All Star Cast.
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.
The following is a list of six
pupils who have done best work
during the month of January:
Div. I. Stanley Mounce, Foon
Sien, Ida McFadyen, Gladys
Parks, Maggie Cessford, Edward
Creech.
Div. II. Alice Leeman, Edith
Horbury, Hannah Lockhart, Ellen
Clark, Matthew Fagan, Edith
Lockard.
Div. III. Hector Stewart, Francis Potter, Pearl Hunden, Naboru
Abe, Hugh Strachan, Joe Pick-
etti.
Div. IV. Douglas Sutherland,
Beatrice Bickle, Robert Strachan,
Etta Hood, Cecil Fraser, Carlina
Damonte.
Div. V. Fanny Strachan, De-
lina Freloni, Erma Bonora, James
Haliday, Pearl Potter, Andrew
Thompson.
Div. VI. Lottie Dallos, Malcolm Stewart, Maty Gillafrio,
Mary Francioli, Howard Russell,
Jnmes Rushford.
Div. VII. Nellie Smith, Josie
Bono, Chrissie Sutherland, Lizzie
Brown, Charlie Bogga, Willie
Walker.
Div. VIII. Gwendoline Williams, Nagai Susume, James
Potter, Marvel Bate, Margaret
Young, Jennie Boffy.
Div. IX. George Mar, Willie
Bergland, Olive Odgers, Margaret Clark, Eloy Lighter, Mary
Walker.
FRENCH PREPARED FOR
I    BIG OFFENSIVE.
I London, Jan.31-"The French
have accumulated behind their
whole front of 200 miles such
large supplies that they are in a
position to start a big offensive
on any sector practically at a
'moment's notice," says a corres-
I pondent of the Times with the
'French army.
| "In the case of all previous
great offensives, French or British on the western front, the
Germans knew beforehand exactly when and where the attack
would be delivered," he writes.
"The immense preparations
which are indispensable before a
tig advance can be attempted
necessarily gave away the secret.
The work of defending prepared
positions, in any case less costly
than an attack, was simplified
still further by the almost total
elimination of the element of
surprise."
HIGH PRAISE FOR
At Ilo Ilo Theatre.
TONIGHT
7th Episode of the
SECRET OF THE
SUBMARINE
Fifteen Act Serial
Five Act Story taken From
Browning's Poem,
"The Flight of the Duch
ess.
»
Major J. S. Matthews, who
left the Island with the now famous 102nd Battalion, "Warden's
Warriors," has returned to the
Coast on short leave recovering
from wounds received in the
fourth attack on Regina Trench.
'It is a very great honor for
any officer to command such a
fine body of men as the 102nd
Battalion," said Major Matthews.
"It made no difference what
they were asked to do, or when
they were asked to do it; it was
always done to the letter and
with a good spirit. There was
never a word of grumbling in
any work undertaken, although
there were some very trying
circumstances."
The 102nd Battalion, according
to Major Matthews, reached the
trenches on August 10, and has
been for some time in the thick
of the fighting. The battalion
went overseas under the command of Lieut.-Col. J. W. Warden, D.S.O., and has already had
the distinction of winning two
D.S.O.'s, several Military Crosses and a number of other medals.
"I wish to say a word," added
the major, "of the treatment accorded Canadians and troops
from other overseas Dominions
in England. At the commencement of the struggle England
apparently did not expect the
colonies to do much in the way
of supplying fighting units.
Kitchener had asked for an army
of 300,000 men from the Empire.
Canada had sent that many overseas herself.
"The Canadian army under the
command of General Turner is
larger than was the army of
England in the South African
war. The people of England
show their appreciation of Canada's action in every conceivable
manner. They realize that every
man is a volunteer, and consequently shower courtesies and
kindnesses beyond expression.
"England is fighting a war to
a finish. When I see so many
young man around the streets of
my home town, I sometimes wonder if our people at home fully
realize the seriousness of the
situation. A man who lives in
and realizes the privilege of belonging to this great Empire and
the advantages which go with it
should also bear in mind the necessity of protecting it in order
that our heritage may be kept in
tact. When I think of the hun<
dieds of young men sitting a-
round a warm fire here at home I
sometimes wondei if they ever
think that the boys at the front,
who have come through great
hardships and made great sacrifices, would not like a little respite. It is in the power of the
young men now in British Columbia to give them this much-needed rest,
"I wonder if the people of this
Province realize that we are top
dog at the present time. Of this
there is not the slightest doubt.
It is simply a question of time.
The more help we have, the
quicker the job will be done. It
is a question of munitions and
men. British Columbia has done
nobly; but there is a great deal
yet to be done, Will not the
young men still in British Columbia step to the front and do
their part?
LETTER FROM SEC.
The following letter has been
received by Mrs. M.R. Burnside,
Sec.-Treas. of the Cumberland
Branch of the Canadian Red Cross
Society, and is self-explanatory:
Victoria, B.C., January 30, 1917.
Dear Madam:—I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter
of the 27th instant, and would
like to take the first opportunity
of wishing the Cumberland
Branch of the Society every possible success.
The certificate of the meeting
has been forwarded to Toronto,
and a warrant will go to you as
soon as received. They will also
send you direct some stationery.
The materials you asked for
will be shipped at once and shall
advise later the amount. We are
not sending material for hospital
shirts as they are not required as
much as some of the other articles, The greatest need is socks
and we have a large quantity of
wool and hope you will get everybody to work. Would also call
your attention to day shirts,
pyjamas and comfort bags.
We are putting a separate notice of the formation of this
branch in the Victoria daily papers and would call your attention to the Red Cross column in
the Colonist. Any news items
about your branch which you care
to send to Miss Kennedy in care
of the Colonist will be regularly
published.
In connection with the report
ar your meeting in the Cumberland paper I notice it was a meeting of the women of the district
Please do not overlook the fact
that men are eligible and useful
in providing or borrowing equipment and contributing to the
funds. May I also mention that
your article requests the women
to give "a very little" of their
time to Red Cross work, we
think (hey should be asked to
give every minute they can spare.
Many of our workers are knitting
one to two pairs of socks a day,
and one lady has a record for
making four shirts in one day.
Notwithstanding this the Red
Cross is always short of those
articles. Yours sincerely,
Charles Williams,
Hon. Sec. Treas.
We find we get the best results by encouraging our workers to take garments home to be
made as well as wool for knitting.
C.W.
T.W.G. Blackburn, representing the British Columbia Life
Assurance Company, was here
on Monday and left for Courtenay on Tuesday.
FORME UNDUE
The year saw a decided improvement in coal mining, due
largely to the increased demand
for coke by the copper smelters.
The production amounted to 2,-
496.643 tons of coal and 270,575
tons of coke. 1916 returns show
the third highest annual production in the records of coal mining in the province, being only
surpassed by 1910, with 2,800-
045 tons, and 1912 with 2,628,804
tons. The largest producer was
the Crows Nest Coal Company,
Limited, with 811,993 tons, of
which 567,535 tons were produced at the Coal Creek mines
and 244,458 tons at Michel, Canadian Collieries Limited, operating on Vancouver Island, ranked
next, with 715,499 tons, of which
453,122 tons were produced at
the company's Cumberland mines
and 262,377 tons at Extension.
The Western Fuel Company was
the third largest producer with
560,000 tons. Other producers
were: Vancouver-Nanaimo Coal
Company 79,957 tons; Corbin
Coal and Coke Co., 68,896 tons;
Middlesboro Collieries Limited,
49,146 tons; Inland Coal and
Coke Co., 30,149 tons, Princeton
Coal and Land Co. 24,553 tons;
Nanoose Collieries Limited, a
new company operating on Vancouver Island, 750 tons, shipped
in the last month of the year.
The coke production was the
highest in the history of the
province, with the exception of
1913, when it reached 286,045
tons. Of the past year's production of 270,475 tons, 252,431
tons were produced by the Crows
Nest Pass Company Limited,
who utilized the idle coking
plant of the Hosmer Mines Limited, in addition to the company's
own plants at Fernie and Michel
Of the company's coke output
129,000 tons were produced at
the Fernie ovens and 113,431 tons
at the Michel plant.
The Canadian Collieries Limited resumed coke production after having suspended for some
years, producing 28,044 tons of
coke at the Union Bay ovens,
this production being specially
made for the supply of the Gran-
by company's smelter at Anyox,
The value of the coal produc<
tion for 1916 was $9,738,250 and
of the coke production $1,622,850,
Small Debts Court Fee*.
The Nanaimo Herald of January 30th., in pointing out the
features of the Smalt Debts
Court recently established in that
city say in part that:
"The fees chargeable by the
court are in all cases merely
nominal, being as follows: For
issuance of each summons, SOc;
each hearing $1.00, for service
of each summons within the radius of one mile, 15 cents; for
each necessary order 50 cents;
for each warrant of execution
required, 50 cents. These fees
must in every instance accompany the filing of all claims."
In an act to amend the Small
Debts Court Act of 1914 the
schedule is as follows:
For every summons 50c, hear
ing of summons $1; judgment
summons or order for oral examination and hearing same $1;
every order except on a judgment summons SOc; every warrant of execution 50; every other
application SOc.
Fees to be taken by sheriffs,
constables and others: service of
any process whether summons,
order or other document, and
when made within a mile of the
residence of the constable, ,50c.
Service beyond a mile, ten
cents per mile each way, if allowed by the Magistrate.
Henry Graham, of Victoria,
chief inspector of mines, and
Henry Devlin, inspector of mines,
arrived on Tuesday evening and
left on Thursday. They were
here in connection with a few
enemy aliens that were employed
in the mines.
British Casualties Fewer In January.
London, Jan. 31.—The total of
fie British casualties during January as reported in the published
lists is 960 officers and 31,394
men.
Tiie British casualties for January show a clear decrease below
those of the preceding months.
No lists were published during
the Christmas holidays, but the
total for the first twenty-three
days of December was 815 officers and 36,350 men.
The January total brings the
sum of British casualties since
the beginning of the Somme offensive to 552,371.
SWELL RECEPTION
FOR MEMBER ELECT
The efforts of the Cumberland
Liberal Association, more especially the ladies, in connection with
the reception of Hugh Stewart,
M.P.P., on Tuesday eveningwere
crowned with success. Liberals
and Conservatives mingled together in receiving the member
elect for this district. Invitations
were issued to all irrespective of
party politics, and a large crowd
responded to the opportunity of
meeting the new member. On
account of the heating apparatus
being out of order in the Ilo Ilo
Theatre the reception was held
in the Liberal Headquarters
which were gaily decorated for
the occasion. Immediately upon
the arrival of Mr. Stewart the
chair was taken by Mr. D. R.
Macfarlane, and in his opening
remarks introduced the guest of
the evening, who was received
in such a manner that proved
plainly the election of last September was a thing of the past
and forgotten. All seemed anxious to work harmoniously together for the welfare of the district and province.
Mr. Stewart, in his address,
outlined the many important
matters affecting this district that
he already had under way. He
spoke of the possibility of securing iron and steel works at Union
Bay. With all its natural resources for such an industry, an
abundance of electrical energy,
coal, coke, deep water, large iron
ore deposits in the vicinity and
accessible by rail or water, Union
Bay is an ideal spot for such an
enterprize, and requested the
board of trade, the manegement
of the Canadian Collieries, and
the public in general to put forth
every effort to achieve the object
in view, which would unquestion
ably be a great asset to the district. Another great question
that Mr. Stewart has under consideration is the clearing of land
for returned soldiers. He has already interviewed several logging
companies with a view to the purchase and culttivation of the
logged-off lands in the Comox
District, making homesteads for
the boys when they leturned
from the front, giving them a
chance to earn their living and
become a commercial asset to the
Dominion. Mr. Stewart has already taken this matter up with
the government and the heads of
the various companies with considerable success.
Mr. Stewart informed the
large audience, who appreciated,
his remarks, that he was tired
of elections and wanted it distinctly understood that he wss
the representative of Conservatives, Socialists and Liberals and
stood ready to advance the good
cause of any or all of them. That
is what he was returned as member for the district to do, and to
the best of his ability he pledged
himself to carry these deeds into effect. Mr. Stewart dealt
with various subjects affecting
the district and his success as
the representative of this constituency is assured with the
singing of "God Save the King."
Refreshments were served by
the ladies and a dance was held
in the Ilo Ilo Hall with D. C.
MacFarlane floor manager.
Executing every order of commitment, $5. Fees upon execution to be the same as upon a
warrant of Distress, under the
"Distress Act." Witness fees
and mileage to be the same as in
the County court.
The weather was very cold during the early part of the week
and on Tuesday it registered two
degrees below zeio.
J, R, l/Ockard left for Victoria
on Sunday ami returned on Tuesday evening. /
TWO
THE ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. ti.
BE OF GOOD CHEER!
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C.. Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Singlecopies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 1917
Ceraal Map
When tho 'Piping times of
Peace' return to this fair Dominion, the old cry of 'Back to the
Land' which was so often heard
before the war, will no doubt be
renewed with ten fold vigor.
Therefore the present is perhaps
an opportune time for Canada to
set forth to the World the advantages of settlement within her
boundaries. As a means to this
end the Department of the Interior has issued a new edition of
the Cereal Map which indicates
eraphically to the prospective
settler interested in Western
Canada the various species of
grains which are being successfully cultivated in each township
or distiict.
Simplicity has been the keynote in placing this information
in concise form. For example-
taking the four principal grains-
wheat is indicated on the map by
a red circle— oats by a green-
barley by a yellow and flax by a
blue. Numerals in each circle
indicate the number of thousand
acres of the particular grain under crop, The advantages of
such a map, emanating from an
official source, are obvious.
Copies of the publication may
be obtained free upon application
to the superintendent of the Railway Lands Branch, Department
of the Interion, Ottawa.
Appeals to the Farmer
For two years and a half, War,
red and ruinous, has raged
through the world, and still no
decision has been reached. There
is reason to hope that before 1917
closes the struggle for liberty
will have been won, or greatly
advanced. Amid the varying
phrases of this titanic conflict the
fact stands out more cleat ly than
ever that agriculture is of supreme importance. Extraordinary measures are being taken
by the allied countries to increase and encourage production,
lt is earnestly hoped that, every
farmer in Canada will strive to
increase the food supply of the
Empire. A slill powerful and
unscruplous enemy openly avows
ils intention to try and sink all
ships carrying supplies to England (luring the coming year. In
the tremendous strain yet to
come a vital factor will be an
ample and unfailing flow of food
to Kngland and France. No
matter what difficulties may face
us, the supreme duly of every
man on the land is to use every
thought and every energy in the
din ction of producing more, and
still mnre.
From the Agricultural Gazette
for January 1917.
Board of Pension Commissioners
The Dominion Government
have appointed a Board of Pension Commissioners for Canada
with offices in Ottawa. As this
Board wish to cause as little delay as possible in dealing with
communications with regard to
pensions, they wish the publie to
correspond   direclly   with    the
Board of Pension Commissioners,
Ottawa.
A greal deal of delay may be
caused by communications being
sent thr .ugh other departments
of the government.
The Patriotic Fund Association
and the Military Hospital's Commission have kindly consented to
give information and assistance
to those wishing to write direct
to the board of Pension Commissioners. These societies have
offices iti certain localities
throughout Canada.
In addition, fn order to facilitate the granting of pensions,
the Board is opening branch pension offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Barrie, Kingston,
Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, St.
John and Halifax, All information with regard to pensions
may be obtained from these offices.
A Novel Idea
Wall-papers so made that they
can be trimmed by twisting off
the end of the roll with the hand
or pulling the margin off after
the strip is pasted, as one may
choose, have been put on the
market in a large way during the
past year in Canada. These papers are called "semi-trimmed"
and are manufactured under a
patent issued to H. C. Jarvis,
general manager of the New Empire Wall Paper Co., Ltd., Toronto. In the manufacture of
these papers a cutting attach
ment is placed above the last
print-roller on the wall-paper
printing machine. Notched circular knives do the cutting and
leave the margin attached only
by thread-like, uncut portions a-
bout one half inch apart. It is
said that when the margin is torn
off these fine uncut portions
make a "feather edge" which
produces a highly satisfactory
joint.
Every roll of paper comes
wrapped with bands of gummed
paper around each end, re-inforc-
ingthe "semi-trimmed" margin
and protecting the end of the
roll against damage in handling
and in transit. The roll is opened
by running a knife through the
bands of gummed paper. The
few inches of wall-paper to which
the gummed paper adheres are
then torn off and the margin may
be twisted off in a solid disk by
a "twist of the wrist" or pulled
off the edge of the strip after
pasting. (The Wall Paper News
—New York).
DEPARTMENT OF MINES.
"COAL MINES REGULATION
ACT."
Board   Of   Examiners.
NOTICE is hereby given that
the following constitutes the
Board of Examiners for the undermentioned collieries during
the vear 1917:—
CUMBERLAND  COLLIERIES.
Appointed by the Owners-
John Gillespie.
Alternates Chas. Parnham,
John Dando.
Appointed by the Lieutenant-
Governor-in- Council—John G.
Biggs.
Elected by the Miners—Nathaniel Bevis.
Alternates -Thomas Watson,
John M. Liddell.
All persons interested may obtain full information by applying
to the Secretary of the Board,
John G. Biggs, Cumberland, B. C.
Note-Alternates act as members of the Board in the absence
of those regularly appointed or
elected to act thereon.
WM. SLOAN,
Minister of Mines.
Victoria,B.C.. 25th January,1917.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
New Spring Goods Expected to Arrive
this Week.
Flannellettes, Ginghams, Skirtings, Ducks, Percales, Prints,
India Head Suitings, Lawns, Nainsooks, Dress Goods,
Suitings, Towels and Towelling, Skirts, House
Dresses, Middy Waists, Wash Skirts, Repps,
Whitewear, Piques, Muslins, Hosiery,
Linoleums, Rugs, Carpet Squares.
(.'
CANADIANS
WANTED FOR THE
ROYAL NAVY
Canadian, wanted for the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer
Reaerre for immediate oversea* service, Only men of good
character and good physique accepted.
Pay $1.10 Minimum per day—Free Kit.
$20.00 per Month Separation Allowance.
Experienced men from 38 to 45, and boys from
15 lo 18 accepted (or urvin iti the CANADIAN
NAVAI. PATROLS for defence of tbe Coaitl.
Apply to the nearest Naval recruiting Station, or the
DepL of tho Naval Service
OTTAWA
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LLA D.C.L.. President
JOHN AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES. Ass't General Manager
Sureness and Speed
in the Telephone!
It is one of the odd things in this world that
the quickest way is almost invariably the simplest and
the best.
It is so with the Telephone. It is instantaneous
in action, and absolutely certain in transmission of
sound. You know that what you say is going as you
said it, and you know the next moment that it has
been heard.
Nothing excels the Telephone in sureness and
speed.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FOND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the 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-
draw.ils to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. f>60
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.
Cascade Beer
PURE,   SPACKLING,   DELICIOUS
The name CASCADE stands for the most desirable
qualities in Rood beer—Purity, Delicate
Flavor, Richness.
The Perfect Food Tonic
CASCADE contains all the nourishing elements of the
best Canadian barley and the aromatic tonic prop
erties of the choicest British Columbia hops.
The Beer
Without
a Peer
BREWED AND BOTTLED AT VANCOUVER BY
Vancouver Breweries Limited
SEND YOUR ORDERS TO THE
UNION BREWING Co., Ltd.,
NANAIMO, B.C.
DISTRIBUTORS FOR VANCOUVER ISLAND (b
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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.
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.
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Our Business is' Growing/
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs,
Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.
NOT   HOW   CHEAP,   BUT   HOW   OOOD.
EVERGREENS   -   ROSES   -   RHODODRENDRONS
Descriptive Nursery and Bulb Catalogue on request.
Dominion Nursery Company,
2184 4th Ave., W„ Vancouver, B.C.
Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominior.
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
toriep mid iti a portion of the Province of
BritishColumbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental uf
$1 an acre. Not more thau 2,600 acres
will be leased tu one applioant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent orsub
Agent of the district in which the right*
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must bu
described by sections, or Icqalsubdivisions
of sections, and in unftuiveyed territory
the trace applied for shall be staked out by
theapplioaut himself.
Utcn applioation must be accompanied
by a fee of $6 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of live centa per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ao
counting for the full quantity of merch
antabte coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the ooal mintag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
f LtH-iahed at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal raininu
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
flO.OOanacre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Itittrior, Ottawa,  or to   any
Agent or Sab-Agent nf Dominion Lauds.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B- Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND, B.C
Phone 07
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Henderson, Proprietor
Estimates and Designs furnished
on Application
The
Star Cafe and
Bakery
In connection withRestaurant,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.
Freih   Bread   Daily
McLEAN & CESSFORD
TO INVESTORS
THOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE
FUNDS  REQUIRING   INVESTMENT
MAY  PURCHASE  AT  PAR
OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF
Principal repayable 1st October, 1010.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
cheque ((roc of exchange lit any chartered Bank in Canada) al
tho rale of five per ecu! per annum from thc dale of purchase^
Holders of Ihis sloek will have the privilege nf surrendering
at par and accrued interest, as the equivalent of cash, in payment nf any allotment made under any future war loan issue m
Canada other thun an issue of Treasury Bills or other like chart
date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed
to recognized bond and stock brokers on allotments made in
respect of applications for this stock which bear their stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of
Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA
OCTOBER 7th, 1910.
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.
Corporation of the City of Cumberland
The Spirella
Made-to-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply to
Mrs.  JOHN GILLESPIE,
Wat Cumberland.
LESLIE J. ASTON
DUNSMUIR    AVENUE
Shoemaker
REPAIRS NEAT and PROMPT
Prices in Line with the Times,
King George Hotel
VICTOR B0N0RA, Prop.
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
Own a
COLUMBIA
And know the world's greateit
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
aie the exact counterpart in quality of
the Columbia Grafonola; they bring
you face to face with the living personality of the artist. Whatever your
musical taste 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.
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures
RECEIPTS:
Licences $2427.50
Sewer Rentals  194.86
Real Estate Rates  4169.24
Scavenger Fees.  799.61
Snow Shovelling  6.50
Police Court Fines and Costs .... 153.90
Dog Tax  84.00
Scales  3.50
Telephone  3.00
Relief Account  24.55
City Pound  29.50
City Hall Rent  2.50
Road Tax *.  100.00
G. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.,
"Nanaimo's Music House"
21 Commercial St., NANAIMO, B.C.
MAROCCHI   BROS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
Total City Receipts.
EXPENDITURES:
Unpaid Checks Dec. 31st, 1915..? 1370.70
Refund, over collections,  1913.. 42.36
Scavenger, labor and buckets... 64.80
Police uniform  28.00
Flag and pole  25.00
Sundry amounts  53.50
Street work  1041.37
Stable account—Feed  282.75
"     Harness, etc.    ... 89.00
"    Shoeing, water.etc. 52.85
Show shovelling  43.15
Police Court expenses  36.00
Dog Tags  3.30
J. Ward, salary  720.00
G. Herman, salary  240.00
T. Conn, salary.  1080.00
A. MacKinnon  420.00
E. W. Bickle  300.00
Election account  51.50
Advertising account  75.40
Office account  94.65
Street Lights  595.48
Telephone account  16.75
Relief account  76.45
Jail cell repairs  14.00
Fire protection  19.50
Isolation Hospital  7.00
Medical Health Officer, 191516. 175.00
Interest account  158.04
Fuel  5.50
Tool account  6.75
Painting and repairs City B'ldgs 290.95
J Contract $383.45
Adv. and cost of vote    20.00
Installation Street Light Sytem. 403.45
^$7998.66 Nett To,al City Expenditure '16 $7,883.30
I Total cost of Schools 1916 $ 2266.25
| Total Expenditures for 1916 .. .$10,149.55
Balance unpaid checks on hand $ 2150.89
Total revenue, 1916    7998.66
Bal. Checks unpaid Dec. 31, '15 .$ 1370.70
Nett City Expenditures 1916.... 6512.60
Cost of Public and High Schools,
1916    2266.25
Total expenditure, 1916... .$10,149.55 Total Expenditure $10,149.55
ASSETS.
LIABILITIES.
Taxes arrears to Dec. 31st., 1915 $3618.00 Over collection school rates 1913 $ 46.70
Interest on same to Dec. 31st. '16   290.14 j Unpaid checks on hand  2,150.89
Taxes outstanding for the year'16 2,325.12 Balance street light installation      383.45
Total rates outstanding     $6233.26
Scavenger rates outstanding        1,246.74
Sewer rentals 1913      290.05
Team Horses     350.00
Wagons, Sleighs, Harness, Tools   300.00
Sewer pipes      50.00
Isolation Hospital and Equipment   600.00
City Buildings and Lots  2000.00
Safe    250.00
Fire Hall Apparatus 1,200.00
Total Assetts  $12,529.05
Total Liabilities  $2,581.04
I hereby certify that 1 have examined the books and accounts
of the City of Cumberland for the year ending December 31st, 1916
and find them correct and as set fortli above.
J. STEWART, Auditor.
Financial Statement of Public and High
Schools, Cumberland, B.C.
RECEIPTS.
Gov. Grants	
Fees	
City of Cumberland .
$8133.00
15.00
2266.25
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOEMAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
Total Receipts for 1916.
STATEMENT OF   EXPENDITURE.
$8080.00
960.00
195.00
296.75
121.60
50.00
76.25
23.50
60.00
114.00
100.00
25.00
39.00
111.10
46.00
30.00
86.05
$10414.25     Total Expenditure for 1916.   $10414.25
Teachers' Salaries 	
Janitor Salary	
Fire Insurance	
Fuel 	
Shoveling Snow 	
Furniture	
Light and Water	
Floor Oil 	
Secretary Salary 	
Kalsomining	
Medical Inspector	
Chemical Supplies	
Repairs	
Stationery, Brooms, soap, etc.
Plumbing	
Fence Repairs	
Incidentals'	
Respectfully submitted,
THOMAS H. CAREY, Secretary.
I have audited the accounts of the Cumberland Public and
High Schools and find same correct.
Cumberland, Jan. 6th, 1917. J. STEWART, Auditor.
MAKE YOUR DOLLARS
FIGHT
AT  THE   FRONT.
BUY
DOMINION OF CANADA
THREE-YEAR
War Savings Certificates
$ 25.oo for $21.ao
80.00     " -43. oo
100.00     " 86. OO
INDIVIDUAL PURCHASES LIMITED TO (1901.
FOR FULL PARTICULARS APPLY AT ANY BANK
.OR ANY MONEY ORDER POST OFFICE
JAN. 9, 1917
Finanoe   Department
Ottawa POUR
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
TOWN    TOPICS
Ex-Mayor Kilpatrick, of Courtenay, was here on a visit on
Thursday.
Ten commercial travellers were
here on Thursday looking for
orders and left by Friday's train.
W. 1!. Freeman, of the Canadian Collieries, returned from an
official visit to Victoria on Tuesday evening.
Snow has fallen to a depth of
two feet during the past week,
impeding traffic and making travel very difficult. The railway
crews of the Canadian Collieries
with hard vork have been able
to keep the road clear between
Union Bay and Cumberland and
keep the mines working.
John Comb and R. H. Robert
son, a deputation from the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.
Medical Fund, appointed to interview tho Workmen's Compensation Board as to the working of
the Act as it affects the local
medical fund, returned from Vic-
t >ria on Saturday.
Frank Penwill, of Vancouver,
inspector of agencies of the British Columbia Life AssuranceCo.,
arrived on Tuesday evening.
Dr. C. H. Inkster, surgeon den
tist, has decided to extend his
visit to this city, and can be seer
in the dental parlors in the Kin?
Block.
Henry S. Fleming, chairman of
the executive of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., arrived in Victoria a week ago, and
is expected to arrive in this city
during the early part of the coming week. Upon his arrival a
deputation from the Cumberland
Board of Trade will seek an interview on various matters affect
ing the city and district,
The parrot, long a familiar figure at the corner of Third St. and
Derwent Ave., at the home of
Mr, and Mrs. John Thomson, died
on Wednesday. The parrot has
made its home at the Thomson
residence for the past twenty
years and will be missed by the
residents who had occasion to
pass that way, for the parrot had
generally a greeting for every
passerby.
Thursday's Colonist says:
Changes in the management of
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir). Limited, were announced
yesterday by Mr. Henry S. Fleming, of New York, chairman of
the executive, who is in the city
on business connected with the
collieries and will probably remain here some time. Mr. Fleming stated that Mr. J. R, Lockhart, manager of the company
for the past three years, has resigned and will give up his duties  immediately.
Following is a list of the Board
of Examiners for Cumberland
Collieries as published in the B.
C. Gazette: Appointed by the
owners John Gillespie; alternates—Chas. Parnham, John
Dando; appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council
—Jihn G. Biggs; elected hy the
miners Nathaniel Bevis; alternates - Thomas Watson, John M.
Liddell. All persons interested
may ohtain full information hy
applying to the Secretary of the
Board, John G. Biggs, Cumberland, B. C.
(T
THE  BIG   STORE
SPECIAL CONSIGNMENT OF MENS
Rubber Boots, all white, "Hipress,"
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 which are made up of odd
lots are on the counters at prices that are below
wholesale today.
The electors of the City of Cumberland
have chosen Wednesday as the day on
which the stores will observe their half-
holiday for the year 1917. Commencing
February 7th, our Store will be closed
every WEDNESDAY afternoon.
V
SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE   BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
!C
ac
3E
»/
MORE ALIKNSOKDERED OUT
Word was received by Hon.
Wm. Sloan, Minister of Mines,
from Chief Mine Inspector Graham, who is now making a tour
of the coal mines on the Island,
that he had ordered out of the
Cumberland Mines ten alien enemies who had been released
from the internment camps by
the military authorities and permitted lo accept work in the
mines. This brings the number
ordered out of the mines by the
inspector to 22. The aliens ordered out are kept in charge of
the Provincial ..olice until they
can be returned to the internment camps.—Colonist.
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 at7.30 p.m.
Rev, Henry Wilson, Pastor
BOOK   ORDEBS   NOW
WHITE   WYANDOTTE
HATCHING EGGS
From heavy-laying "Hoganized" flock.
$1.50 per 15.       $4.00 per 50.       $7.00 per 100.
Special Matings $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.
'The Quality of Coffee is not strained,'
it is wonderfully improved
if made in an
ELECTRIC
COFFEE
PERCOLATOR
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P.O. 314
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Graphophones
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
T. E. BATE
Magnet Cash Store
P.O.Box 279 Phone 31
THE    MINISTER    OF    FINANCE
REQUESTS
THE
PEOPLE   OF   CANADA   TO
BEGIN NOW
TO
SAVE   MONEY   FOR   THE
NEXT WAR LOAN
/
MN. t. III?
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
OTTAWA
I Wallnan^e   Beauty may be only skin deep;
■   TV allJJajjei 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.
I   DUNSMUIR AVENUE A.   McKlNNON
I PhwS mRLAND' * C'      THE FURNITURE STORE
MlsffMMMMMWMHMaMMsT.1MM.Tll
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[MTABLBHED 24 YEARS.]
FIRE  INSURANCE
Queen Insurance Company,
(Fire and Automobile,) and
National Fire of Hartford.
FOR RATES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO
EDWARD  W.   BICKLE
feOHOHOOO*
OFFICE:  THE   ISLANDER   BLDG..
DUNSMUIR AVE.. CUMBIRCAND
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