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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND ACEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII.. No. 22
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 1917.
PRECEPT AND PRACTICE. TheKaiser (to Russian peasants): "A'splendid motto,
my friends! Stick to it; I am entirely with you." [The German Government
is levying a contribution of 250,000,000 francs upon the occupied districts of
Roumania.]   News of the World, London.	
Obituary
(Laidover from last week's issue)
The funeral of the late Daniel
P. McDonald took place on August 4th., from the family residence on Penrith Avenue. The
deceased gentleman was born in
Nova Scotia 76 years ago, and
spent 18 years of his life in this
district for a number of years.
He was in the employ of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd.,
as a carpenter.
But he is gone! Another name
is stricken from the ever lessening roll of our old settlers, and a
solitary woman in the sunset of
life and a lonely home are left to
attest how sadly they will miss
him. The deceased was a man
of generous impulses and never
forgot the hospitable ways of the
pioneer. The stranger, even
though a beggar, never failed to
find food and shelter if he sought
it at his hands. He had borne
adversity bravely and enjoyed
prosperity quietly. He had filled
the various relations of - life aB
son, husband, father, brother,
friend, and filled them well. Who
can do more.
Besides a devoted wife he
leaves three daughters and one
son, Mrs. John C. Brown, Mrs.
Jennie Grieves, Miss Christie McDonald and D. R. McDonald,
Traffic Manager of the Wellington Colliery Railway Company.
We can only remind these
mourners that he is not dead, he
is only asleep, resting after a long
and well spent life here. He
cannot, and would not, if he
could, return to us; we can, if
we will, go to him. Behind the
storm clouds always lurks the
rainbow, and when the storm is
past it weeps upon the flowers
of the land and the perils of the
saa. Darkness precedes the
dawning and out of the blackness
of night comes the joy and sunshine of the day. And so, from
the beauty of his life take an inspiration and go forth and live as
he lived, so that when the
summons comes you may say as
he did "all is well."
There is no language at our
command by which we can fittingly portray the sincerity of
this man's Christian character.
At all times under all circumstances he walked in the well
beaten path of Righteousness.
He was strictly honest in the
service he rendered. In short
he was not only a Christian but
he was an honourable gentleman
in the highest sense that term
implies and when fully conscious
that he was nearing the last of
earth, he appeared to be fully
impressed with the idea that at
the end of time eternity began
and that the bright faith which
sustained him during those try<
ing hours of suffering would only grow brighter and brighter as
he journeyed towards the Infin
ite, and the final gloom of death
be dispelled by the radiance of
God's love. Could all live the
just and upright life Daniel P.
McDonald lived, and die in his
trusting faith, death could no
longer be called "The King of
Terrors," for he inspired no terror there. The dying man and
sorrowing family looked forward
with the same eye of faith to the
brighter future where this temporary separation would end in
an eternal reunion.
A. R. Kierstead will build an
addition to his garage and blacksmith shop extending it out to
the street line,
METROPOLITAN MOVIES. Faker-"Here y'arel How to secure an exemption
for tut cents!" • Jimmy.--" Awright, gimme one. Here's de ten. Faker—
"Whadda you want with this? They won't enlist you." Jimmy-" Aw, don't
I know it.  I'm actin' as purchaiin' agent fer a bashful guy."-New York World.
BREWSTER WRIT
AGAIN COMES UP
Victoria, Aug. 15.—Trevor
Keene, a farmer of Cobble Hill,
today issued a writ against W.
J. Bowser, H. C, Brewster and
J. W. DeB. Farris. The plaintiff,
who is represented in his proposed Supreme Court action by
T. M. Miller, a lawyer of Victoria, seeks a declaration, judgement and injunction. His action
come? largely as a result of the
famous Brewster writ, but the
Premier himself is now named as
one of the defendents. The issuance of the writ this morning
together with service made upon
the three defendants, created a
good deal of excitement in the
legislative buildings, interest being centered upon the possible
effects the action would have
upon the Prohibition Bill.
Prohibitionists declared today
that this writ has been instigated
by the wet interests in an endeavor to tie up the Legislature
and prevent the passage of the
Prohibition Bill. A denial of
knowledge of the writ or of any
such premeditated plan on the
part of the "antis" was promptly issued by Lieut. A. E. Tulk.
The plaintiff asks for a declaration that the $18,000,000 paid
into the P. | G. E. trust funds
from the sale of government
guaranteed bonds was not expended in accordance with the
statutory provisions "so that the
object of the aforesaid trust was
utterly frustrated and defeated
and His Majesty has suffered
loss, injury and damage."
The plaintiff seeks a declaration that the last Legislature expired by effluxion of time on
March 15, 1916, and there has
been no valid or legally constituted subsequent to that date.
He seeks to have it shown that
W. J. Bowser has been illegally
acting as leader of the opposition;
H. C. Brewster has illegally been
Premier and minister of finance,
and J. W. DeB. Farris illegally
holds office as attorney-general,
Another declaration sought is
that the defendant, H. C. Brewster, improperly and wrongfully
as Premier, introduced and had
passed the Taxation Act Amendment Act of 1917, Poll Tax Act
and Surtax Act, and that Messrs
Brewster and Farris have wrongfully caused officials of the province to demand from the plaintiff payment of taxes provided
for in the Surtax Act. Plaintiff
also seeks a declaration from the
court that the defendants have,
since March 15, illegally purported to fill said offices. The plaintiff claims to be a British subject
and taxpayer, injured by the alleged unlawful acts of the defendants.
He asks for an accounting of
all moneys belonging to the
crown in the right of the province that the defendants have
"wrongfully directed to be disbursed or expended while purporting to hold said offices," He
demands a judgement, and decree for repayment by the defendants to the crown of all such
moneys wrongfully directed to
be disbursed or expended, for a
judgement for repayment of all
moneys received by the defendants, a.i salaries or emoluments
of office, for an injunction and
such further relief as the court
may direct.
Mr. Keene's writ has naturally
caused much speculation. When
service was made this morning
on W. J. Bowser, leader of the
opposition, he jocularly drew attention to the fact that if he was
to return the salary he had re-
NEW LOAN FROM
II. S. TO ALLIES
Washington, Aug. 14.— Congress will be asked to authorize
another loan of between $3,000,-
0000.000 and $4,000,000,000 to
the Allies. Secretary McAdoo
and Representative Kitchin,
chairman of the Ways and Means
Committee of the House, agreed
on this today, and also agreed
uprn the desirability of raising
a larger sum than $2,000,000,000
for war purposes by taxation.
Congress probably will be called
upon the desirability of raising a
larger sum than $2,000,000,000
for war purposes by taxation.
Congress probably will be called
upon at the December session to
revise the war revenue bill now
before the Senate to increase
the sum to be obtained through
taxation.
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
msf.
OF COLONIES
TOWN   TOPICS
AID FROM STATES
FOR GRAIN CROP
Washington, Aug 14.—American labor will be supplied for harvesting the Canadian grain crop
under an arrangement reported
today between W. W. Cory, the
Canadian Deputy Minister of the
Interior, and Department of Labor officials here. American harvest hands will be permitted for
the first time to enter Canada
and the immigration regulations
will be waived by both countries.
Thousands of Americans are
expected to go across the border
to help save the Canadian crops.
What was known as the "Half
Way House" has been destroyed
by fire.
Should the City Council decide
to remove the old wooden sidewalk in front of the Fire Hall and
Council Chambers, that is now
past repair, it should be relaid
with concrete.
ceived as leader of the opposition
he could lay claim to the much
larger salary of Premier and
minister of the crown, because if
the Legislature has been invalid
since March, 15, 1916, then his
government was still legally in
power.
The government does not propose to allow the issuance of rhe
writ against the Premier and
the attorney-general to make
any difference in its plans for
the remainder of the adjourned
session, it was announced this
morning. The defendants have
not yet had sufficient time to enter an appearance in response
to the writ.
General assumption seems to
be that there will be noseiious
interference with the legislative
programme and that the writ,
which has apparently been born
out of the uncertainty created by
the writ issued last year by Hon.
Mr. Brewster and allowed to die
a natural death, merely lends a
further touch of light opera to
the situation created by the Brewster writ.
The only serious consequence
to the prohibitionisus that might
eventuate would occur, if at all,
between today and the date of
the enforcement of the proposed
prohibition enactment. If today's writ is a move of the
"wets,"or in their behalf, doubtless the next development will
be to attempt to secure an injunction against the enforcement of any "dry" measure and
by getting the matter into the
courts to thus tie up prohibition
indefinitely.
London, Aug. 14,—The question of the future disposition of
the German colonies came up today in the House of Commons,
during the discussion of the Colonial Office budget.
Donald MacMaster, M. P. for
Surrey Northwest, and a former
member of the Canadian Parliament, assured the Government
lhat British colonies would uniformly oppose restoration to Germany of her colonies in the Pacific ocean. '
The colonies, he said, realized
the danger of these German possessions. Canada knew that
Germany might have blown Vancouver or Prince Rupert to atoms
had the German fleet rot gone
on other ventures off the coast
of Chile.
British front in France and
Belgium, Aug. 14,—(By the Associated Press.)—An attempt of
the Germans last night to rush
British trenches north of the
Arras-Douai Railway met with a
complete reverse. The German
plan to take the positions by a
surprise attack failed, and as the
enemy infantry crossed the open
it faced a disastrous fire from
machine guns and rifles. The
Germans retreated to their own
lines.
The British conducted a highly
successful raid on German trenches west of Hulluch, taking
some prisoners and inflicting considerable casualties on the enemy.
One of the most spectacular of
recent air fights oecured last
night. A British pilot met three
planes at a height of 11,000 feet,
and engaged them all. The four
pilots brought their machine
guns into play, and the battle
raged furiously for some time.
The British aviator fought on,
notwithstanding the great odds
against him. By clever manoeuvres, he reached a position
that enabled him to pump a
stream of bullets through the
tanks of two enemy machines.
They fell to earth in flames like
great rockets leaving a trail a
cross the sky. The third German fled on seeing his companions brought down.
The Germans continue their
nervous shelling of British positions about Lens. Their artillery is more active than usual
east and northeast of Ypres,
where large numbers of gas
shells are employed.
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Sm;ill cash payment, balance
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TIES FOR AUGUST
London, Aug. 14.—Reports of
British casualties issued during
the flrst two weeks of August
total 21,722 officers and men.
They are divided as follows:
Killed and died of wounds:
Officers, 223; privates and noncommissioned officers, 4,424.
Wounded or missing: Officers,
1,821; men, 15,2,54.  Total 21,722.
Rev. Robert Wilkinson, pastor
of East Collingwood Methodist
Church of Vancouver, and president of the British Columbia
Methodist Conference, arrived
on Thursday and during his stay
in this city will be the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bickle.
Rev, Wilkinson will preach in
Grace Methodist Church tomorrow morning and evening,
Mrs. G. N. Bertram and fam-
ly arc camping at Royston
Beach,
The daily output of No. 5 mine
again approaches the 1,000 tons
mark.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wilson,
of Nanaimo, ai rived on Tuesday
evening on a visit to friends in
this city,
Mrs. Hurst, of Victoria, arrived on Tuesday, and is the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Baker.
Messrs Rideout and Richards
spent the last week end at the
head of fJomox Lake on a fishing
trip and returned on Monday.
James M. Savage, general
manager of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir.) Ltd., left for
Victoria on Sunday and leturned
on Friday.
Thos, E. Banks 'and Thomas
Conr are re-building the city
scales, removing the decayed
timbers and putting in new ones.
The Women's Benefit Association of the Maccabees, has donated six reclining chairs for the
benefit of the disabled soldiers
stationed at Qualicum Convales-
ent Home.
Should the city council spend
a few dollars and improve
the sidewalk in front of
the city buildings the ratepayers
would not consider it any extravagance.
John O'Connet of the Island
Supply Co., has resigned his
position and will leave next week
for James Island.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd,, returned
on Thursday from an official
visit to Ladysmith and Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Milligan left
for Vancouver on Wednesday,
Mr. Milligan will undergo further treatment in one of the
hospitals in Vancouver.
John Sutherland, manager of
the Big Store of Simon Leiser &
Co., Ltd., returned from a business trip to Vancouver on Tuesday.
Mrs. Tarbell and Mrs. Bryden
now camping at Gartley's beach,
entertained the campers of Royston beach to an afternoon tea
on Wednesday,
Miss May Walker, chief operator of the British Columbia Telephone Co., returned Irom a vacation to Vancouver and Victoria
on Tuesday.
Mrs. R. Rideonl returned from
a business trip to Vancouver and
Victoria on Tuesday. While away,
Mrs. Rideout placed fall orders
for the latest millinery.
George  W.    Clinton,    United
States Consular Agent,  left for
Victoria and Vancouver on Monday, and returned  on Thursday '
evening.
Fi-ank Dalby, storekeeper nt'
the Canadian Collieries) returned
on Thursday Irom a ten days
vacation to Vancouver and Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ross of
Aldorgrovo who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Henry
Wilson, of the Methodist Parsonage, returned home this morning. '
NOTICE.
Tak? Nrtiee that during the
dry weather and until further
notice the use of water for all
sprinkling purposes will be prohibited except during the hours
stated herewith, namely from V
p. in. till S p. ni.. b.v order,
CUMBERLAND WATERWORKS CO. Ld
A itr. 17th., 1917. TWO
kfe ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
BE OF GOOD CHEER
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Published every Saturday by tlie Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C.. Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00;
Singlecopies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 1917
UU YOU LIKE   FOOD   WITH
VOUR MEALS?
Geori
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Ade  has a  (treat fable
:". in September Cosmppol-
i! yuu like food with your
. ynu will  smile your  way
'li  this latest whimsey of
Indiana's   philosopher-humorist.
This is the bill of fare of the
Stuffers, according to George
Ade: Fourteen to sixteen spare-
ribs smothered with Kraut, fou-
or ii e Helpings of Fresh Vegetables, a few light Biscuits inlaid with gold Butter, and possibly a quarter of a mile of Noodles, spiced Peaches, frosty Doughnuts, a little quart bowl of preserved Cherries, to say nothing
of Coffee curdled with Cream, etc.
If you havn't an appetite and
you want to work up one, or if
you have an appetite and cannot
afford to satisfy it, read this Fable, which is as good as a square
meal.
Look for "The Fable of the
Waistband that Was Taut Up to
the Moment It Gave Way," In
September Magazine.
MARRIED,
When a woman marries and enters into a strange environment
she is confronted with a trying
task. The experience of Marjorie
Wilde is so comprehensively described by Theodore Dreiser in
"Married" in September Cosmopolitan that every reader will
appreciate it with sympathetic
understanding.
Theodore Dreiser is the author
of "The Genius," one of the best
selling novels in the past ten
years—;a novel that created
world wide comment for its daring di i tission of the artistic temperament.
This is Mr. Dreiser's first appearance in Cosmopolitan, and
he has given it his best work.
The story is profusely illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy.
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contain no starch or sugar they
should be served with such foods
as rice, bread, fruit, potatoes
and other vegetables or made into desserts with sugar, tapioca,
and similar materials,
Raw eggs are very easily digested. The digestibility of
of cooked eggs depends upon the
manner in which they are cooked.
They should be cooked at low
temperature. Egg albumen begins to coagulate at 134 degrees
F., becomes jelly-like at 160 degrees F., and, when heated to
the boiling point, 212 degrees F.,'
becomes a tough, leathery mass,
and very indigestible.
EGGS IN A DIET
Frnm a bulletin published by
the State Agricultural College,
New Jersey, U. S. A., entitled
"Milk and Eggs" we extract the
following information re the value of eggs in the diet.
Composition of the hen's egg
C impared with moderately lean
bvi:
lien's Egg Lean lleef
Water      Y.\."t''/c        70.5'/
Fat 10.5%        8.5%
Protein     14.8%      20.0%
Min. Mailer 1.0%       1,0%
The protein in Ihe egg is nearly pure albumen.    The yolk   of
an egg is greater nutritive value
than the white.   It is rich in the
following mineral salts: calcium,
iron  potassium and  phosphorus
a nl conlains them in such a form
thai  they are  readily absorbed
and utilized  by  the body.   The
while nl' an egg is  rich  in  sill-
. phur.
ll. comparing the composition
of the egg with that of the lean
meal it w ill be noticed that eggs
make a good substitute for meat.
Nine average-sized eggs weigh
one pound and contain about the
same amount of nourishment as
one pound of  beef,      As  eggs
Canada and the United States
must cut down their normal
wheat consumption by 1G0.000-
000 bushels to meet the needs of
Great Britain and the allies.
Hon. W. J. Hanna, Canadian
Food Controller, estimates that
1 to feed Great Britain, France,
and the other Allies and the men
at the front, will require 1,105,-
000,000 bushels of wheat. This
means at least 400,000,000 will
have to be imported from Canada and the United States,
There will be under normal consumption in these two countries
only 300,000,000 bushels surplus
for export, and so by special efforts of food conservation the
people of United States and
Canada will have to make up a
shortage of 100,000,000 bushels,
Hon. W. J. Hanna, Canadian
Food Controller, calculates that
1 food wasted in the garbage pails
of Canada each year through
carelessness and lack of kitchen
economy amounts to $50,000,000
per year, or about $7 per head of
population.
Controller Hanna is considering the suggestion of limiting
the serving of beef and bacon in
hotels and restaurants to Tuesdays and Fridays, snd to serving
of bacon on other days to breakfast time only.
Preparedness in the Home
Every residence, cottage or mansion, is dependent
upon the telephone. It guards when emergencies
arise, and ever serves in a thousand ways, great
and small. The telephone reaches everywhere—
to the doctor, to the police station, to friends.
The telephone is always available; its service is
direct and prompt.
British Columbia Telephone'Co., Ltd.
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OF   COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.I.., President.
SIR JOHN AIRD, General Manager      H.V.F. JONES, Ass't (len. Manager
CAPITAL, 15,000,000.       RESERVE FUND, 13,500,000.
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts nlay be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor.
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.
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There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It wHl do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink  Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.     Ask  for
U.B.C; it's the, beer of Quality-none better.
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Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
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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.
An Appeal to Thoie Who Have
No Visible Occupation.
UNION   HOTEL
Opposite the Railway Station
WM. JONES.
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
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Synopali ot Coal Mining Regulation!
COAL minitut iight» of this Dominior
iti Mmiituba, S»nk>ttctu)wan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Nurthweat Terri
tnriw and iu a portion <>f the Province of
B-itish Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twuniy-uiie yuan ar an annual rental of
$1 an acre. Not more thau 2,500 acres
willbeleaafd to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent nraub
Agent of tlie district iu which the righta
applied for ara situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
dencribed by sectioui.nrlpqaliubdiviPiunR
of auctions, and in unsuiveyed'erritory
the tract applied fer ahull be staked cut by
tli'upp'icMir himself.
K u-h applioation must be acenmpanied
by a fee i.f $f> which will be refunded iltlie
ritihts Hpplied forare not available, but not
ut herwiae. A royalty shall be paid on I he
iru-reliaiitableiiutput uf the mine at the
ra'e uf live cents per ton.
The person op*r»tiug the mine shall
furnish the Agent with worn returns ac-
counting fur the full quantity uf merchant able coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the c<>al niiuiag rights are
nut being operar«d. sucli returns shall he
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
ruliUonly, but thei- usee may be permit-
tfd tu purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for thn Working of the mine at the rate of
flO.OOanacre.
For full information application ahould
b« made to  the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Otawn,   or to   any
A:>'t*nt or Sub Au* nt. nf Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister uf rhe Interior.
N.B- Unauthorised publication of this
advertiHement will nut bn paid fur.
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VICTOR BONORA, Prop.
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
ono 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 Rate*.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
MA.ROCCHI   BROS
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
DUNSMUIR   AVENUE
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MERRIFIELD, Proprietor.
The following letter has been
received from Lieut: J. C. Brown,
who is serving at the front with
the Canadian Engineers:
"In reading the Islander of
the 23rd., June. I was disgusted
in one place and highly pleased
in another.
In the first place as a soldier
from British Columbia I was disgusted to read about the meeting
held in Nanaimo on the -21st.,
June, by a party of anti-conscrip-
tionists.
It is a pity that Canada has to
resort to ..conscription, especially
British Columbia, after the way
her sons have responded to the
call, but as long as we have
slackers we must resort to some
means of making them do their
hit, and conscription is the only
means.
Just fancy men of the calibre
of those mentioned at the Nanai;
mo meeting, talking about calling
a general strike if conscription
were put into force,
(and amongst them a citizen of
Cumberland.) Traitors we call
them. I don't know what you
people at home think about them.
If such "Whippersnipes and
"Puppies," (using their own
words) were turned over to the
men from their own district,
who are in France, or who have
been in France, I think they
could deal with them all right,
Secondly, I was highly pleased
to read about the meeting held
in the Horse Show buildings,
Vancouver, on the 20th., June,
to see the patriotic sentiments
expressed in the addresses. We
have a steep grade to climb yet,
there is a lot to be done before
we can get home, all able bodied
men will be required to bring this
war to a quick and'victorious end,
not that they will all be required
in the firing line but their support, the knowledge that we have
a large reserve army, is the thing
essentia). We want wealth and
man-power conscripted, and that
done quickly.
I think the Cumberland men
who have gone to France have
done splendid, and I am sure
Cumberland is proud of them.
I am sure I voice the' sentiment
of them all in what I have said
in my letter. I have been very
lucky. Did 13 months in the
firing line, got through without
being wounded, decorated by the
French government and granted
a commission in the Canadian
Engineers,
I have been in England since
9th., April'and likely to be for a
month or so yet, but still I am
ready to go back again when
asked.
Remember me to any old friends
I am. Yours truly,
J. C. BROWN, Lieut.
DECLINED $7,500 SALARY
TO SERV   PUELIC FREE
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MR. JOHN G. KENT, a man of
wealth ami extensive business in-
Teats, who hns refused to accept
,,iy ^enumeration whatever for his
services as General Manager of the
Canadian National Exhibition, preferring to serve the public free of
charge. He is President of the Toronto Board of Trade and has been
on the Exhibition Board since 1905,
always showing a close Interest in
the work. He was President in 1912-
13, the two best years in the history
of the institution. Mr. Kent is head
of the Boy Scouts In Toronto "and
Is identified with many philanthropic
enterprises. Long and continued illness has coin jelled Dr. Orr, Manager
rlnce 1903, to seek a long rest.
Ilo Uo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B, C.
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It is quite a common thing in
Cumberland to hear remarks of
residents just returned from Victoria, Vancouver or Seattle as to
the wonderful film they saw at
such and such a place. This is
not stranee, as there are undoubtedly some very good films shown
nowadays. What these same
people apparently do not know,
however, is that in nine cases
out of ten these same pictures are
shown in their own town, in many cases before they are shown
in larger places. For instance,
one party remarked on the splendid run of Marguerite Clark pictures being shown at the Or-
pheum in Vancouver last week,
and yet the one of this series
which was made a Saturday feature at the Orpheum "Snow-
white," was shown in Cumberland some three months ago.
All films except those of independent feature companies, travel in circuits, and. each city receives its bookings in order, and
the only thing necessary to receive the best is to "pay the
price." There are some eight
or ten reel features usually played on percentage, which are not
suitable for small places, as people do not all have the same
tastes, consequently they are not
booked, but if the people of Cumberland care for the best of pictures, at as cheap a price as they
can be seen anywhere, all they
need do is "patronize home industry." What is wanted m all
lines of business in Cumberland
is more people, and if good shows
attract outsiders and bring a
good class to town to circulate
their money, it is no more than
fair that . business people, at
least, should speak a good word
for home town amusements.
Victoria, B.C., Aug. 17.-With
the introduction to the Legislature last evening of the British
Columbia Prohibition Act, which
was given its first and second
reading, considered in the committee stage, and will be reported
this afternoon and put through
its remaining stages, prohibition
in British Columbia, to come into
effect on October 1st, is a certainty.
Mr. and Mrs. John Thomson
ami son, William, left on Sunday
by auto for the state of Washington. They will cross by the
ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver then motor to Seattle and
Portland. .,
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The Ladysmith Chronicle says-
—Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spruston announce the engagement of
of their daughter, Miss Ethel
Spruston, to Mr. Henry Tnppin,
of the Island Supply Co., Bevan.
Mr. Tappin has joined the aerial
force and will leave for training
quarters immediately after the
wedding.
Today, at llo Ilo Theatre, a
six-reel Mary Pickford film, "The
Poor Little Rich Girl" Is-being
shown, afternoon and evening,
This film has been booked at a
high price and is one which has
been shown as an extra special
feature in other places, and in
most theatres at a raised admission price. The picture is being
shown here at regular prices, but
as seats will undoubtedly be in
demand all children not held in
arms must have 10c. tickets for
the eveningshows. Children mtj'
attend all Matinees for 5c, and
tliey should all be allowed to*see
this film, as it will he ol' as much
interest to them as to adults.
This film will be followed, probably next week, by "Romance of
the Redwoods," another special
Pickford drama. Clara Kimball
Young, in "The Price She Paid"
will plso be shown shortly.
Showing Films From All  Besl  Producers.   Pictures
Shown Here Include Pint bird:-, Redfeathers
and Famous Playera, which are run in
Leading Theatres of Vancouver, Vic-
Victoria and Nanaimo.
TODAY, SATURDAY
"The Poor Little
Rich Girl"
Mary Pickford in the Lead.
Matinee at 3.00.   Children 5c.
Children of any age  who occupy
seats at night must have 10c.
tickets, as seats will be in
demand.
Watch For
The Latest In S-rials
"The Gray Ghost"
Harry Carter, Pricilla Dean, Emory
Johnson and Eddie Polo In Cast.
It is expected the first episode of
this serial will arrive in time
for showing on Monday and
Tuesday together with the
Bluebird Feature,
"Unattainable"
COMING NEXT WEEK'
5 Reel Paramount
Fil
ms.
KATHLYN WILLIAMS   "OUT OF THE WRECK'
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EVENINGS 6.30 To 10.30
Admission-Children Under 15, 10c. $
Adults 15c. Box Seats 25c. |
Matinee Every Saturday, at 3 Oclock |
Children 5c. ;; FOUR
THE ISLANDfift. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
AUTO-OWNERS
Stop! Look! Listen!
Just let your cars run
another ten days, then
irive
A. R. KIERSTEAD
and
L. R. WADDINGTON
a trial on repairs.
Mechanical and Electrical
Engineers.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND.B.C
Aiii-nt fs,r Ills'
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Ale* Holiiloi Proprietor
Kstilllilli's nml [)f-i«ll* I'lltllisllfil
mi Application
Mrs. F. Oliver
K.A.M., London, Kngland, and
Conservatoire of Music, Dresden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. 43, Camp.
The Spirella Corset is made to
your measure and fitted by an
expert corsetiere. Gives modish-
ness, style, refinement to dress;
perfect comfort and freedom of
movement; retains its original
form permanently. The Spirella Service provides a trained corsetiere to serve you in your home.
She will submit styles, fabrics
and trimmings for your selection;
show you the exclusive Spirella
boning and advise with you without obligation on your part.
Appointment at your convenience at
Mrs. Roy Rideout's
Millinery Parlors,
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
Mr. TAXPAYER!
A  Few Illuminating Facts:
'TKE TAXPAYERS of a town are the Stock-
*■ holders in that town. As such they should
be vitally interested in its property. Unless the
town pays them dividends in the shape of rising
real estate values and increased trade, they are
losing money on their investment. Insignificant
street lights, like insignificant funds, pay insignificant dividends.
All other things being equal, the town with
the WHITE WAY pays largest dividends.
It receives more favorable publicity.
It attracts more desirable residents.
Its real estate values rise faster.
Did you ever consider it in that LIGHT before?
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. p. Q. 314
High-Grade
ORGANS
22 Commercial St.,
" Nanaimo'* Music House,"
Nanaimo, B.C.
Give Your Wife One!
THOUSANDS of wives and daughters run their own Ford cars.   They use them for shopping, calling,
attending the theatre, taking the children for a run in the country or to school.
The Ford is as easy to operate as a kitchen range, no knowledge of mechanical details being necessary. Inexpensive to operate. A woman can call around town all afternoon, or take a 25-mile spin in
the country, at the minimum of cost for gasoline, oil, wear on tires, etc. .
You couldn't give "her" a present she would appreciate more than this beautiful, modern car, with
its stream-line effect, tapered hood and crown fenders.
OVER 700 FORD SERVICE STATIONS IN CANADA.
9£tW
Runabout
$475
Touring
495
Coupelet
. 695
Town Car    -
780
Sedan
890
F.O.B. Ford,
Ont.
E. C. EMDE
Courtenay, B.C.
If you are interested in the
purchase of an Organ for Chapel,
School, Lodge or Home, you will
find at our store a most complete
selection, embracing instruments
by the most highly reputed Canadian and American manufacturers, including the iamous
Kara and Goodrich Organs
These well known Organs enjoy a world-wide reputation for their superb
tone and other excellent qualities.   Our stock comprizes Organs at prices
from as low as $75.00 up, in Oak and Mahogany cases.
We can Arrange Easy Monthly Payments.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
3E3E
THE   BIG   STORE
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To the Ladies of Cumberland and
District:
Never wear a Corset smaller than two'inches less than
your actual waist measure. If you do the corset will not
correspond to your figure. Always insist on getting the
right size.
Do not wear the same corset continuously,
with another.   Both will wear longer.
When putting on your corsets,
never pull them together at top
and bottom, leave a wide open
space at waist-line. Have an
equal distance from top to bottom in lacing before drawing
loops at waist-line and over hips.
Alternate
When taking off and putting on your corsets, always
loosen the laces first; by doing this your corsets will
give you better service.
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Never bend from the waist-line when stooping;
always bend from the hips. This will avoid
breaking your corset.
Always ask for "La
Diva" and "D. & A."
non - rustable corsets.
They are the most stylish and in every way
the most serviceable
models you can buy.
Brassiere
I You can secure most of the latest models in these
corsets by visiting the " Big Store," who are sole
agents in the district.
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SIMON LEISER & CO.,
LIMITED.
THE  BIG   STORE.
Phone 3-8
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CHARLIE YING WAH & CO.
Merchant Tailors
The Latest in Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5
Opposite Postoffice, Cumberland, B.C.
P. O. Box 350

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