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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
Wilh which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND C^EWS established 1894.
VOL. VII., No. 31
AND READY FOR MORE.—Dedicated with profound admiration
to the Officers and Men of the Auxiliary Fleet, whose sterling
work has now been made public.—From London Passing Show.
All over the British Empire
school children have been asked
by the authorities to make an effort to raise funds to feed the
Belgian children under the iron
heel of the German  conquerors.
The Huns are said to have been
guilty of taking for themselves
the food needed by tlie Belgian
children who are thus nearly
The funds earned by the giving of entertainments, etc., by
the school children all over the
Empire, for the purpose of feeding the hungry Belgians, will be
administered by the British Government.
The Cumberland school children, High and Publie, are going to do their bit in this respect
at a concert given by them in the
Ilo llo Theatre on Wednesday,
November 22nd., 1010.
'the proceeds will be handed in
to the B. C, Education Department for forwarding to Britain.
R, W. Hunter, of Buttar and
Chienic, aucitors of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., left
for Vancouver on Monday.
Prisoners of War Fund.
An appeal to schools throughout the Province was made by
Vancouver Red Cross Society for
funds to buy food for starving
Canadians in German military
prison camps. The food is bought
by the powerful Red Cross Society in Switzerland reaches the
prisoners without loss of any
kind. Cumberland school pupils
and teachers subscribed S25 to
this fund during October.
German Garrison Surrendered.
A report issued by> the French
war office after the capture of
hort Douamont stated that the
German commander of the fort
had been captured.
The correspondent of the Associated Press attached to the
French Army, who witnessed the
whole action, states that the
gari ison of Fort Douamont surrendered to the French.
The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian Church intend to have an
Apron Sale and Aftornoon Tea in
the Basement of the church on
the Tuesday afternoon following
November pay-day. The Sale
will commence at 2 o'clock sharp
for the benefit of those who cannot get out later in the afternoon.
At llo Ho Theatre.
Nancy's Birthright
And the Delayed Episode of the
"The Girl and the Game"
MONDAY NIGHT-"The Love Trail,"   5 reels.
To the Editor of The Islander:
It is now practically an accomplished fact that the franchise
will be extended to women in the
very near future, and we are all,
more or less, inclined to think that
once we obtain the vote our work
is done. That is a mistake; a
mistake, too, which is liable to
result in our fulfilling some of the
pessimistic prophecies that have
been levelled at the etuise of
Women's Suffrage, especially- in
regard to a duplication of votes,
making the franchise much more
cumbersome than it is at present.
It is not enough for us to exercise our vote merely as a kind of
carbon copy of our fathers', husbands'or brothers'opinions. The
franchise was obtained to give
women the opportunity of stating
their opinions about matters pertaining to the Government of the
country in which they live, and
if we are content to go on, along
exactly the same lines—good, bad
or indifferent—which our men
folk have adopted, we are absolutely and entirely annulling the
object for which women have
worked for many years now, and
which men, although reluctantly,
have at last conceded is just and
Some of us do not know even
the correct method of using the
ballot; and others, who may possess this information, have a very
slight knowledge, if any at all, of
politics and political economy,
How many of us are able to say,
after studying a bill, whether such
bill will be good or bad legislation,
and whether it is based on good
or bad economics? How many of
us can give a lucid explanation of
our reasons for calling ourselves
"Liberal" or "Conservative"?
How many of our relatives of the
sterner sex are able to do so, for
that matter? If we are able to
express ourselves lucidly, how
many of us have baked our reasons on real knowledge and economic facts?
Gossip is not knowledge, nor
scandal fact; neither can we substitute personalities for politics
and expect constructive legislation to result.
It would, therefore, seem that
a vast majority of us are in need
of enlightenment upon many subjects of a political nature, and as
we are all requiring exactly the
same instruction, would it not be
possible for women to form themselves into an Association for the
acquirement of political know
ledge and the upholding of clean
politics and just legislation.
There would be many petty
jealousies and ideas to forget; we
would have to commence afresh,
and as far as possible put out of
our minds all those prejudices and
thoughts which we have borrowed from our men. There would
be many difficulties to meet and
overcome, and there can be no
doubt that it will be uphill work
all the way. But surely the object would be worth striving for!
If women divide into different
parties, we shall become mere
junior clubs of the associations
already existing, and our power
will be considerably curtailed. If
we stand united, without regaid
to party, we become—or should
do so if the women themselves
are enthusiastic enough—the deciding factor in any legislation;
for if we have for our object clean
politics and just legislation, we
will necessarily vote with that in
view, and it will thus tend to
make all parties more careful in
their dealings and more just in
the exercise of their powers.
Liberals or Conservatives-
Conservatives or Liberals,—what
does it matter to us? Are we,
with something new in our hands,
seriously contemplating tying
that thing up in wrappings that
have been used for generations,
without first enquiring why we
do so, and if the wrappings are
good and sound? Are we going
to be content to stand behind one
party, even if they abuse their
power, and continue to work and
vote for that party simply aiid
solely because the family with
whom we claim relationship has
always done so? Or shall we
train ourselves to think for ourselves and form our own opinions?
When we have formed opinions
shall we have courage enough to
voice them? In spite of the fact
that our great grandfathers and
all our great uncles, not to mention our immediate male relatives
of today, have voted for one party,
and are proud of the fact that
they have not been able to improve upon those opinions, even
though they were formed before
general education was in vogue,
and in some cases, even before
those dear dead ancestors of ours
were able to read "or write, shall
we be courageous enough to vote
in accordance with our present
day convictions, untrammelled by
any ancestral proclivities for a
special party.
We can only attain that courage by being sure of ourselves,
and we can only gain complete
confidence in ourselves by having
a sound unbiassed knowledge of
the matters in hand. We have
not that knowledge to-day, but
there is no reason for us to continue in ignorance, if we will but
learn together, reason together
and work together. Surely it can
be managed, and most women,
whatever their work in life may
be, could find time to attend a
meeting once a month, and for
one half hour's reading a day,
without neglecting husband,
children, business or the frivolities of the world. There is not
one of us in a hundred who can
afford private tuition or University courses in these things, but
by amalgamating we can at least
contrive to master the A B C of
the political life of British Columbia.
It is the general belief that
when this awful war is ended
nothing will be the same: old traditions, old distinctions and old
prejudices will be swept away-
wiped out in that terrible field of
When that new order of things
come—and remember women will
be included in it—will we be prepared and equipped to take our
part in building up and reconstructing the Empire? How
many of us have thought that
when our men come back from
the front something will have to
be done for them. How many of
us have realized that unless we
become acquainted and familiar
with facts and figures, and the
difference between just and unjust legislation, we may in our
ignorance cast votes, which will
either result in legislation being
passed against the interests of
those men, or in blocking legislation which would have been of
material benefit to them? How
many of us have recognized the
fact that ignorance and not money, is at the root of most of the
evils of the world?
It is not only good for the community, but it is good for us all
personally, to have a working
knowledge of the constitution,
laws and proposed legislation of
this province. We should so organize and work together that we
become a real power in the land.
A power so strong that when a
bill is brought before the House,
and the Government and Opposition have spent themselves mentally and physically in proclaiming or denouncing the merits and denier
its of the measure, both sides will pause,
and say frankly: " We have said what we
think ; we have expressed ourselves in
terms not always consistent with our claim
to the title of 'gentlemen,' but we must
now consider what the women of this
country will say if this bill becomes law."
Lloyd George, when he was addressing
the British House of Commons on August
22nd of this year made this remark: " We
have captured the ridge; we can see, at
any rale, the course of the campaign. I
think in the dim distance we can see the
end." Tint could be aptly applied to the
state of women of today: we have captured
the ridge: some of us can see the course
of the campaign, but it is a question whether we will be able to follow that course.
The end is in the dim distance, and it is
both very dim and very distant, but it depends entirely upon ourselves whether wc
bring the fight for the enfranchisement of
women to a really successful termination,
or allow that long fight to result In political chaos. J. McDOWALL,
P.O. Box 2%, Cumberland, B.C.
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Conditions in Cumberland are
improving. Several property
holders are already making extensive repairs to their property
and when the Dominion Government places an additional import
duty on fuel oil and places coal
on a competitive basis with the
foreign product, Cumberland can
expect further improvement and
a speedy return to normal conditions, the question today is,
how long must we wait for the
Federal authorities to grant the
coal industry the necessary protection to compete.
Charles Mathewson, a resident
of Comox, mysteriously disappeared from his house on Tuesday morning. A search was instituted with the resulf that his
body was found about two hun
dred yards to the rear of the
Mathewson residence on Wednesday morning, with the "bullet
of a rifle in his forehead. The
deceased had left his home early
in the morning before it was
daylight, and shot himself. Joseph Davies, a nearby resident
heard the sound of a shot at a
quarter past five in the morning.
Coroner Bickle held an investigation and decided that an inquest
was unnecessary.
Two Japanese were convicted
in the local police court during
the week for stealing current
from the wires of the Cumberland Electric Lighting Co., Ltd.
The Japs evidently wanted cheap
cm rent.
D, R. Macdonald, Train Master of the Wellington Colliery
Railway Co., returned from a
visit to Victoria last Saturday.
Samuel Vitter, of Puntledge,
returned from a visit to Nanaimo
on Monday.
A Red Cross Dance will be held
in the West Cumberland Band
Hall on Halloween night, Tuesday October, 31st.
Frank Jaynes is now manager
of No. 7 mine during the absence
of Mr. Spruston. Hugh Sloan and
John Gillespie are in charge of
No. 0.
Robt. Brown and family have
left Cumberland for Ladysmith,
where they will reside in future.
Miss tarbell left for Victoria
on Monday.
Miss Collins, bookkeeper for
Simon Leiser & Co., left for Victoria on Sunday.
The members of the Women's
Patriotic Society will be at West
Cumberland Band Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 31st., from 4 to 5 p.m.,
for the purpose of receiving
cakes and sandwiches for the
dance to be held that night.
The Cumberland Choral Society
will hold their practise in the
Presbyterian Church tomorrow
evening after the service.
The Women's Auxiliary of the
Cumberland General Hospital
will meet at the home of Mrs.
Alex. Mackinnon, on Thursday,
Nov. 2nd.
James Ward, late Chief of Police, and who has joined the Canadian Expeditionery forces, is
here on a visit.
Harry Reese has moved to Union Bay, having obtained a position in the main shops of the Canadian Collieries at that point.
Miss Rhoda Bickle returned to
Victoria on Monday to resume
her studies at St. Anne's convent.
Thos, A, Spruston, acting
superintendent of the Wellington
Mines, Ladysmith, was here on a
visit on Sunday.
William McFadyen, of the
Royal Bank of Canada staff, and
C. H. Macintosh, of the accounting dept, of the Canadian Coll-
ieaies returned from a visit to
Victoria on Thursday.
A thrilling story of frontier
life with love interest throughout
the five acts is told by the "Love
Trail", Gold Rooster film shown
Monday at the Ilo Ilo. The love
trail is from the celebrated novel
"The Dop Doctor" by Richerd
Dehan. It introduces an actress
of exceptional beauty and youth
to the Motion Picture Public.
She is Miss Agnes Glynne, who
plays the role of Lynette Mildare,
an orphan, thrown upon her own
resources at an early age. Miss
Glynne shares honors with Fred
Paul, a wandering South African
physician and sustains interest
throughout the entire play.
The setting of the story is in
South Africa during the Boer War,
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P blished every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
.(.'.. Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $1.50;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
Carad'ttn Naval Overseas Force.
Canadians have won undying
fa i.e upon the battlefields of
Fl tnders and France. An equal
opportunity for distinction upon
sea is now offered. A Canadian
Naval Overseas Division which
will b.e attached to the Grand
Fleet is being organized and five
thousand men are being called
for, The new force will be as
distinctly Canadian as are the
four divisions now fighting on
the Somme. There will be Canada;! rate of pay, Canadian separation allowance and assistance
from the Canadian Patriotic Fund
The sailors from the Dominion
will wear a special Canadian
badge, no matter where or in
what portion of the Dominion
they are serving. The organization and maintainance of the division is under the direction of
linn. ,1, 1). Hazen, minister of
naval service, who is taking an
enthusiastic personal interest in
the matter and is making a special plea for recruits for this service.
"When war first broke out,"
explained Mr. Hazen, "the Cana-
dian Government asked the British authorities how we could best
help and suggested raising recruits ior the navy as well as a
land force, At that time all naval reserves had been called out
ami the Admiralty had a surplus
ul' men, We wore informed that
they needed no men for the navv
antl we could best serve the in-
U rests of the empire by raising
land forces. All our efforts were
according so directed.
"Since then the naval building
program has been greatly accel-
i rated. The n;any new ships
which have been put in service
I ;r e had lo be manned and there
hs i been an increasing call for
Failois, In addition, when conscription came into force in the
ite I Kingdom recruiting for
the navy stopped. New channel: to supply the necessary men
had to lie found. Today the Im-
perial Navy, which has swept tht
;■ as, bottled up the German Heel
i.i the Kiel Canal and has guarded ii. iwholeof the empire, needs
I- tn. '1 he navy al all costs musl
be maintained al full lighting
. ttength."
As soon us Canada was madi
: e i-i ihe change in  the situ-
ation in regard to the navy wt
oii eied lo form an overseas division of ihe Royal Naval Canadian
■ olunteer Reserve and lend them
to the Admiralty  fur service in
II e Imperial Navy. The Admir
alty were pleased to accept the
offer and asked if possible thai
five thousand men be sent, of
which two thousand would be required by the end of the present
"Every recruit Canada gives
tn this force will mean the sav-
i g of one soldier for the British
Army, for if the necessary men
i re id Becured conscripts at
I re sent serving in the army will
have to be transferred to the navy."
Explaining the arrangements
fir pay Mr. Hazen said: "The
paj of men in the Imperial Navy
Ladies' Ready-to-wear and trimmed Hats.     Wonderful variety
of plain and ornamental shapes.
Dress Goods
Novelty patterns in suit lengths suitable for evening wear.
In serges, checks, and covet cloths, etc.
Sweater Coats
Ladies' all-wool Sweater Coats and Sweater Suits and Caps, all
plain shades and combination colors in the newest styles.
Invictus Shoes
Invictus shoes for ladies in eight and ten inch tops, in button
and laced, with cloth tops and vici kid vamps, also patent with
dull kid tops.
Coatings  in Eiderdowns, Blanket Cloths in plain and sport
checks, also Astrachans and Tweeds.
Ladies' Coats in black and white stripes, tweeds, sport checks,
and plain covet cloths.
Invictus Shoes
The best guide in buying shoes is a reputable trade mark. The
trade mark of what has become generally known as " the best
good shoe " is Invictus.
Sweaters and sweater coats in grey, maroon, brown, khaki, also
combination colors in large plain ribbed and fancy stitches with
open neck and shawl collars. From $2.50 to $7.50.
W. G. & R. Shirts, the greatest styles and fabrics backed up by
the guarantee that goes with all shirts bearing the red label,
W.G. & R.   Full size, corrsect size, fast color, and a white neckband full shrunk.
Newest styles in flowing end ties in small and large black'and
white checks and stripes, sport ties, batwing bows, Derbys and
Windsor ties.
Hats, Caps, Suspenders, Belts, also fine dress kid gloves, and
working gloves.
is very much less than that in
the Canadian Navy, and consequently the Dominion Government decided that in order to put
the Overseas Division of the
Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer
Reserve on the same footing as
the Canadian Expeditionary-
Force, they would give them better pay. However, it was pointed out that it was not desirable
on a man of war to have men
serving on board side by side receiving different scales of pay.
The men of this Overseas Division will only themselves receive
the same pay as their shipmates
in the Royal Navy; the balance
of their pay will be retained in
Canada until their return, although a portion of this balance
will, if so desired, be forwarded
monthly to the wives or dependents of the men, the remainder
accumulating until their return.
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 getyourshoes
chaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old - have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Ratea.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland <*
White Wyandotte pullets (some
laying). 3 for $5.00,  Cockerels
$2.00 each, yearling hens from
$1,60 each.    Heavy laying strain.
J. G. Randall, Royston Station.
Vancouver Island.
Men Wanted for the Navy
The Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer
Reserve, wants men for immediate service Overseas, in
the Imperial Royal Navy     &
Candidates must be iont of
natural born British subjects
and be Irom 18 to 38 years
of age.
PAY $1.10 per day and upwards
*-** ■a-  Separation allowance, $20.
Apply to tbe nearest Naval Recruiting Station
or to the
Department of the Naval Service, OTTAWA.
Do you ever try the
Long Distance Telephone?
We tell you about our Long Distance
Service, how quick it is; how good it
is; how satisfactory it is.
The telephone is right at your hand.
Try it yourself.
An important matter can be settled
in a moment. No waiting. No delay.
No inconvenience.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D. D.C.L., President
IOI1N AIRD, General Manager. H. V. F. JONES. Aas't General Manager
CAPITAL $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,1500,000
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, withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. S60
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A Poor Appetite
If your appetite is poor
and you feel run down
witli your meals. There
is, perhaps, no other
beverage that tends to
btiiId health and
strength like a glass of
Beer in Beneficial, but it must be (loud.
Ask for QUEEN Beer.
Pilsener Brewing Co., Ltd.
Cumberland, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, SmaJl 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.
[established 24 years.] ,1>
Opposite the Railway Station
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
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,
Hong Chong & Co.
Bevan, B.C.
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Ornamental Trees and Shrubs,
Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.
Descriptive Nursery and Bulb Catalogue on request.
Dominion Nursery Company,
218-1 4th Ave., W.( Vancouver, B.C.
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Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
GOAL mining rights of the Dniniiiiui
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwcat Terri
tories and in a portion of the Province ot
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
<>f twenty-one yean at an annual rental ot
Clan acre. Not more thau 2,500 acre*
will bo loaaud to one applicant.
Applioation for a lease must be made In
the applioant in person totbu Agent or aul
Agent of the district in which the right.
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land muat b<
described by sectiou8,orlc.g[alsubdiii*iiiiii,
of sections, and in umuiveyed errit^r)
the tract applied for shall be staked out b)
theapplicatit himself.
Ktch applioation muat be aoeompanipd
by a fee of fri which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on thr
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 ac
counting for the full quantity of merch
antabte coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miuiag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease »ilt include the coal minim;
rights only, but tho hssee may be permitted to purchane whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
f'irthe working of the mine at the rate of
$10. U0*n acre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Ayent or Sub-Aj/' tit ofDomiuion Lands
W   W. COKY,
Dt'puty Minister of the Interior.
.N. IJ- Unauthorised publication of this
>kdvertmement will uot be paid for.
Agent for the
Alex IleiKtamoti, Proprietor
Bdthnates nml Designs nirnitilied
■ on Application
New Home
A fine selection of cakes, pies and
small pastry made daily.
Fresh   Bread   Daily
J. H. Halliday
Duiumtrir Ave.
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
Co 3fobegtorg
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free
of exchange at any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent
per annum from the date of purchase.
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and
accrued interest, as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment
made under any future war loan issue in Canada other than an issue of
Treasury Bills or other like short 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.
OCTOBER 7th, 1916.
Meat Market
You are assured of
considerate and
courteous service.
Phone orders are
given very prompt
attention. We are
improving our service. Let us know
your needs.
We thank our customers
for past business and solicit
your further patronage.    ..
The Spirella
Made-to-order Corset, of
the finest quality. Every
pair guaranteed.
For further information apply to
West Cumberland.
Prices in Line with the Times.
King George Hotel
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
When you want
Someone to
Entertain you—
even if it means an undignified, bul
care-free snicker, you are sure of a
thusand and one laughs on the exceptionally comedy monologue
Cohen at the Telephone - that's just
one and it's a long way from Grand
Opera — yes, but there's a laugh in
every word and every word is pure
unadulterated fun. This is just one of
hundreds of "laugh producers" to be
found in Columbia Records.
"Nanaimo's Music House"
21 Commercial St., NANAIMO, B.C.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents for PrcpENER Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
A correspondent of the Christian
Herald, of New York, writes:
" 'E was jolly bryve, our raptlng."
I wounded Tommy told me. " 'E always sydo doin' nothlnk but w'ytlng
was bad for us chaps' nerves. So
when dyes was dull in the trenches 'e
up an' stand right out in front of us
an' walk up an' dnwn synie as if V
was strolling uloiiK Pull Mall. W'y,
e did it live or six tymes before the
Hermans killed "im."
1 mado no comment, but I did per
tait   myself  n  question.
"Didn't ho know it was dangerous?"
I asked. Tbe Tommy eyed nie with
BUpreme scorn. "Know II was dun
gerous?" he repeated. "'E knew ll
waB fytal; that's what 'e knew."
A man close to the War Office eon
lirmed the Impression that I have tried
lo convey. "We can't get them to give
It up," be said. "It'd killing them by
Ihe hundreds and hundreds. We'll lee!
the officer famine before we feel tin
ammunition famine. To see them ui
It you would think they would rather
lie than nol. We give orders, hut they
ronsider that sort of thing whal BOtui
at you Americans consider aa—eh.
what Is It? Ah, yes; the unwritten
law, you know."
"It Is niagnlHrent." snid Bonaparte
upon a certain famous ocoasion, "bul
lt Is not war." This adherence of the
British-officers to an old tradition In
the face of new conditions is more
than magnificent; It Is oftenllmes sublime."
Each English County Boasts Hero of
Quaint Modern Legend
"Well, Adams, here you are again!'
remarked General Sir Neville Lyltle
lon, Governor of the Royal Hospitn'
Chelsea, to- Private William Adam:
aged !>3, at the Inspection of the In
pensioners some weeks back. Che1
sea's own "Bill Ada.ns" is a Lnndone:
and on this occasion bn was wearln,
tlie Gwaltor Star, a decoration he woi
as far back as 1842. The origina
"Bill Adams" who ts always crediter
With tolling a marvellous story of how
!'he" himself won the Battle of Wator
loo, has generally been believed to be
a mythical person after tbe stamp of
the famous "Mrs. Harris." But Australia maintains that "Bill" wasn't a
In the cemetery of Fremantle, West
Australia, can be Been even now a
grave whose atone records that "Here
lies Bill Adams, who fought at Waterloo." Moreover, at Fremantle, also,
Is a Customs officer, known likewise
as Bill Adams, the grandson of hlm
already mentioned there, who relateB
how his grandfather really took part
In the great battle, then emigrated
to Australia, and was burled at Fre
mantle. Doutbless It was his recital
of the light, added to consciously or
unconsciously by Jocular Australians
time aftor time, which finally became
the foundation for the celebrated "Bill
AdatnB" fablo known far and wide today.
But, with merely a change of name,
more than one placo has Its own tale
of how a local hero was the man who
really won Waterloo. Yorkshire's re
nowned and authentic story of the
marvellous performance of Tom Brown
of York, ul the lattle of Dettlngen
was gradually developed after Water
loo until It got transformed into a sorl
of classic, proving clearly—to every
Yorkshlremaii, at all events—that tht
real hero of 1815 was a While Rose
soldier, without whose wondrous
deeds Napoleon would have triumphed
Northumberland even goej one bet
ter, for It shows you as plain ns o
pikestaff that the I rue "Bill Adams'
was a man from the Newcastle dis
diet, whose real nr.me was Ned While.
The Iron Duke, It Is reported, seeing
that all depended on a certain position
being taken, after several attacks oi
It had lulled, asked Ned White to
take the position. Ned, utterly crush
ed the French and won the position
being openly embraced by Wellington
on the spot and thanked for his magnificent deed. Devonshire laughs al
tlio pretensions of Australia, Yorkshire, and Northumberland, for she
knows thai Waterloo was really won
by a man from the elder county. We
learn that from Exeter wenl lo Water
loo a trooper noted for his giant stature and prowess. Seeing the fight
would he lost If something special
wasn't done, this man got togethei
three score Devon soldiers whom he
knew, nnd set off direct and In full
charge for Napoleon and his slat!
"Nap" saw the Devonians coming, and
recognizing the famous soldier In front
of them, declured despairingly; "All
Is lost!" On which "Ilony" and his
Bluff there and Iben turned tall nnd
dashed off the Held!
Orders Receive Prompt Attttntion
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland!
Too Little Bible and Too Much Kultur
Made  Trouble
Lord llardinge and his ndvlsprs ln
tlie Government of India, after long
hesitation, decided to intern German
missionaries In that country. The ac
tlvity of German religious bodies during recent yeara, In which tbey Pave
sent Christian missionaries to many
corners of the world, has been more
or less mixed up with the Pan-German
policy. The ministers of German orl
gin who have been carrying the Bible
to Ihe little brown brother and the
big black brother have, according te
travellers, been extolling Ihe benefits
of "Kultur" and covertly denouncing
the Anglo Saxon whenever they got an
opportunity. In India Iheir efforts to
stir up political mischief since the war
began grew so important that tlie Gov
ernment found It necessary to intern
the whole mass of tbem. It Is creditable to the Christian sentiments ol
the English clergy ln India Unit they
steadily opposed such a measure until
the arrogance of the German mission
arios and tbelr lack of appreciation
of the fact that they enjoyed the pro
tection of the British flag, made Ihe
latter quite Insufferable to the authorl
Did Russian Oppression Never so Bad
at Modern German Tyranny—
Hope  in  Czar
Wars have devastated Poland even
:iiore terribly thau Belgium, so par
is the past is concerned. The present
tragedy is deepened hy the fact that
the 5,000,000 Poles in Austria and
:he 3,000,000 in Prussia are compelled
to fight against their 12.000.COO kins-
aien in Russia. Mr. Mill, an English
Author, tells ngain the story ol the
partition of Poland, how "Freedom
*Urieked when Kosciusko fell," and
how each section ol the severed nation views Russia's recent offer O: free*
iloni in faith, in language, and In self-
government to a re-united I oland under the czar. Mr. inn at leasl indicates that the Czar's project '.. favored hy the Poles in general, and that
no ono would more deeply r«*'g "el tlie
spread of German power shun the
Poles who have hern living undor German rule.
Mr. Hill spent the year preceding
the war in studying conditions in all
pnrts of Poland, and he found prosperity everywhere. Alike under tho
German, Austrian and Russian Governments tiie people were busy ii factories and farms. As for Uie Polish
troubles In Russia, Mr. 11.11 h;i>'h ih-y
were all due to attempts at Rustication. The Poles ouly became more intensely Polish under the Czar's coercive measures. By Insisting on thn
uso of the Russiai language In the
schools, the Government had driven almost all the children into private
schools. Tiie author shows that there
is a Russian as well as a Polish side
to this controversy, and* sees some
reason to hope t-hat the presanl war
will bring mutual concessions and a
final adjustment.
Bismarck's Steam  Roller
In Germany the ease Ib worse. All
Poles, says Mr. Hill, consider Germany their greatest enemy. The
Kaiser's Government has made tho
samo mistakes as Russia, but lias on-
forced them more brutally and added
fresh ones. Until 1871 the Poles in
Germany were free to live their owu
life and speak their own languaje.
Bismarck created a steam roller to
crush out Polish Individuality, changed the names of their towns and
streets, began a campaign against
their language, and started a policy
of petty oppressions that has grown
worse   with  the  years.
The Poles are Catholics, and they
feel lt to be an intolerable tyranny
for their children to be forced at
school to pray in the German language, which they regard as a Protestant language. Insistence on this has
caused endless trouble. One case,
where a child was flogged hy the
schoolmaster for refusing to pray in
German, caused such widespread excitement that 100,000 school children
v/ent out on strike. Tho repressive
measures that followed mado matters
Recent Tyranny Wors:
Another cause of Polish hatred of
German rule Is the law forbidding a
Pole to build a house on his own land.
Under an act of 1908 the Pole; of
Posen and other Polish provinces seo
their own tax money used to promote
the forcible expulsion of their fellow*
countrymen from their ancestral soli,
and the colonizing of it with people
of a strange speech and different faith.
This injustice is part of a determined
plan to Germanize the Polish provinces,
According to Mr. Hill Poland Ml
through Internal dissensions and foreign aggressions. He notes thai religious and racial Intolerance has een
the curse of Poland, and re mar .■ . it
i, is still too lai\A ati element In Polish
patriotism. The partition of the country began with Austrian Bggrei on In
1772 and ended In 1795, when • r- ski
seized all it. could get and Rv la I (ok
the rest. Vet lo-day, Mr Hill thinks,
the Poles again sing with some hi, i
the unforgotten song that spran oat
of those dark days:
It Is not yet all over with Poland,
Not ro loug as we live:
D'AnnunzIo   Is  a   Great   Poet— Enjcyl
a   Life   of   Luxury
Senor Gaortelte D'AnnunzIo, U ly'a
oolobrated writer, "tlio prasenl 'iny
lianio," as he has h'j''ii tailed, i
recently heen appointed the oi. 1
"Eye-Witness" with King Vic ir'a
troops. Long before Holy decided oi
war, D'AnnunzIo hud worked fevi
ly to Inspire his countrymen  wli     i
patriotism as fervid as his own. Wl
wur nas declared, he said, "Tho i I
of tha multitude nil the moal honul l
skies In tim heavens I am mad v in
Joy. Tho world will BOO an Ital ..i
The pr.ei was horn al Pobi ira. In Hie
Abruzzl, Hie "on of the Duchea . .■ • i
OallcHR of Homo. At fourteen he
gnu his scholastic' education In i <
at the College of Prato, Tuacany, 1
a year liner published his firm volm i
of poems. D'AnnunzIo-tlie ;,. I
means, appropriately enough, ' '• '
IneBeenger"—lives like n prince, ! 1
luxuries and dreaming, and » >i i
only at night. Ills Invariable Ita, t
Is to partake of a cosily and (substantial dinner at seven o'clock In t.i
evening, nnd then, an hour later, i.i
will settle down tc wrlle al bis desk,
Working steadily—he is a iiuick wrlti •
—until nine o'clock the next liloriiap.
Then, afler coffee and hoi rolls. 1; i
Will go lo lied until the early nflrr-
noon. He usually wears a robe <i(
rlotli-ofgold whilst iii Ills sillily. His
house Is like a palace anil museum
The Emperor of Germany Is a member of the Evangelical Protestant
Church of Qermany.
Syphons In War Time
The proper supply of fri-sh drlnkl-"!
wator is one of the chief consldi •
ntlons of any army, und not only is a
tamping ground chosen us olose to
water as possible, but every cure has
to be taken lo sec lhat the water is
fit to drink.   Water Is strained and
Eirought to tho camp from rivers or
akes. If the Burfaco of the water la
lelow that of the laud a pit is dug
ho that the water will run through
Iho piping Into the pit, which is, of
course, dug cloaa lo Uie camp. FOUR
In view of various claims of
world's record wheat crops for
large areas, the Crowfoot Farming' Company, of Crowfoot, Alberta, submit a sworn statement
of their ri stilts for the year 1915
which probably sirpass all properly authenticated claims from
other sources. From 1356 acres
the Crowfoot Farming Company
received an average yield of 51
bushels, 5b' 1-3 pounds per acre
of number one one spring wheat,
by actual selling weight, 400
acres wheat averaged 59 1-2
bushels per acrer These records
were established in the Canadian
Pacific Railway Irrigation Block
in southern Alberta.
WANTED Men and women,
canvassing experience preferred,
to retail Raw leigh's Medicines,
Toilet Articles, Extracts, Spices,
Stock Remedies, Poultry Supplies
for City and Town trade. Largest line, greatest variety, lowest
prices known anywhere. Teims
Cash or Time. Backed by four
million dollar concern. Address
The W. T. Rawleigh Co., Ltd.,
giving age, occupation and references.
We, the undersigned, hereby
givo notice that on and afte'i
Monday, the 30th., day of October, 1916, the price of Bread will
be three loaves for 25c, and thir
teen tickets for $1.00.
The above prices are the same
as Vancouver and Victoria.
In the County Court of Nanaimo Holden at Cumberland B. C.
In the matter of Edward Freeman, Deceased, and in the Matter of the Administration Act:
Take Notice that by order of
the Hon. Judge Barker, made
the 11th., day of October, 1916.,
I was appointed Administrator to
the Estate of the said Edward
Freeman, deceased, and all parties having claims against the
said estate are hereby required
to furnish same, properly verified,
to nie on or before the 11th., day
of December, A. D., 1910, and
all parties indebted to the said
estate are required to pay the
amount of their indebtedness to
me forthwith.
Ollicial Administrator
Dated this23rd., day of Oct. 1916
in the County Court of Nanaimo, Holden at Nanaimo, B. C.
In the matter of Peter Domi-
nick Doffesota, Deceased, and in
the matter of the Administration
Take Notice lhat by order of
the Hon. Judge Barker, made
the 11th., day of October, 1916,
1 was appointed Administrator to
th'' Estate of the said Peter Domini,!; Doffesota, deceased, and
all parties having claims against
tlie said Estate, are hereby required lu furnish same, properly
verified, le me, on or before the
11th., day ef Dec< mber, A. D.,
1916, and all parties indebted to
to the said estate are required to
pay tlie amount of thi ir indebtedness lu me forthwith.
Official Administrator,
Dated this 23rd., day 0ct.ofl916,
Popular Priced Corsets.
Medium figure, high bust; a model of ease and
style; controls the figure and produces the most
stylish effects. It is rare that such results can be
obtained at a medium price. Made of Englisli
Coutil, with six hose supporters.   Price $1.95.
A splendid 75c. Corset, made of Coutil, medium
low bust and long close-fitting skirt; has four hose
supporters.    Just the thing for those who like a
light-weight corset.
A beautiful model that will give great wear and service; has medium high
bust, neatly trimmed and strengthened in front, which keeps the corset from
stretching out of shape.   Price $1.50.
The Incomparable Reducer, with double straps, by the aid of scientifically
laid pieces, will give the ideal front effect, and reduce abdomen, hips and
back.     Hook at bottom of front.     Satisfaction guaranteed in this special
Corset.   Price $2.50.
Our Special has all the characteristics of a high grade corset, while the price
will meet the price of all.   Special Price $1.25.
Come in and make your choice of a winter overcoat or suit.
Phone 3-8
Cook by Wire!
Electricity provides the Cleanest,
the most Sanitary, and the
most Hygienic method
of Cooking.
The Electric Range ciosely parallels the wood or gas
range but excels either in flexibility of operation. With
the Electric Range you cook under ideal conditions
Each cooking unit can be switched to high,
medium or simmering heat and kept there as long
as needed.
It is the acme of cleanliness.
Practically no heat escapes into the room.
The air is not vitiated.
There is no contamination of food.
You save food values through the retention
of the essential salts and meat juices; on a six
pound roast the saving is nearly a pound.
All the latest standards of range construction are used, including high oven, thermometer,
or glass door, porcelain splashers."
The fire risk is lessened because there are
no open flames.
We will gladly give you information on rates and
Electric Ranges.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. O. 314
NOTICE is hereby given that at the
next meeting ol the Board ot License Commissioners of the Cily of Cumberland, I
intend to apply for a renewal of the hotel
license held by me for the Waverly Hotel,
situated on lot 2, block 3, Cumberland
Dated this 9th day of Oct., 1916
NOTICE is hereby given that at the
next meeting of the Board of License Commissioners of the City of Cumberland, 1
Intend to apply for a renewal of the hotel
license held by nie for the "King George"
Hotel, situated on lot 9, block 7, Cumberland 'townsite.
Dated this 9th day of Oct., l'.'lS
NOTICE is hereby given that at the
next meeting of the Board of License Commissioners of the City of Cumberland. 1
Intend to apply for a renewal of the wholesale liquor license held by me, situated on
lol 12, block fi, Cumberland Townsite.
Dated this 0th day of Oct., 1916
NOTICE li hereby given thai at the next
meeting of Ihe Board of License Commiss-
lonei b of the City of Cumberland, 1 intend
to apply fm a renewal of the hotel license
held by me for the Cumberland Hotel,
siiunled on lot 1, block 6, Cumberland
Dated this 9th day of Oct., 1916.
Iii the County Court of Nanaimo, Holden al Cumberland, B, C.
In the matter of Thomas Gibson. Deceased, and in ihe matter)
of the Administration Act. j    NOTICE is hereby given that at the
Take Notice that by  order of next meeting of the Board of License Com-
,,       ,, i    i        ii    i ,     missioners of the City of Cumberland,  I
tie  lion, judge Barker, made - .   ,       i ,   x        , <.■ ■ .„i
i ' i mteiul to apply for a renewal of the hotel
tne 11th. day oi December, A. D.,   license held by me for the Vendome Hotel,
DIG,  I   was appointed   Admillis-J situated on lot 5,  block 3, Cumberland
trator to the Estate of the said : Townsite.
Thomas Gibson,   Deceased,  and ' J0SE™ DAM0NTE
all parties having claims against!Dalcd this 9th o{ 0ct"1916'
the said estate are required to	
furnish same,  properly   verified, I    NOTICE is hereby given that on the
to me on or  before the 11th. dayl1"'8' clav of  November 1916 application
of December,  A. D„ 1916,  and
all   parties  indebted  to the said
esta'e   are required to pay the
amo.nit of their
me forthwith.
Assurance Company
has for nine successive years written
The Largest Canadian Business
of all companies operating in Canada.
Investigate for yourself before insuring elsewhere.
J. Burtt Morgan, Manager.
109 Union Bank Building, Victoria, B. C.
THOMAS MORDY, Agenl, Cumberland, B.C.
Stoves & Ranges
Furniture, Crockery, Enamelware
Paints, Oils, Edison & Columbia
Novelties, Toys, Etc.
Magnet Cash Store
P. O. Bex 279
Phone 31
§ Queen Insurance Company,
(Fire and Automobile,) and |
National Fire of Hartford. 6
« 9
St. George's Presbyterian
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
will be made to tlie Superintendent of
Provincial Police, for a renewal of the I at 1.30 p.m.
wholesale liquor license upon the prem-' Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
indebtedness to Jises known as Lot 24, Subsection 1, Nel- j Choir Practice, Friday, 7.30 p.m
son District. Ladies' Aid Society, First Tues
Dated this 23rd,, day of Oct, 1916.
I'ii.soner Brewing Comi'ANV
Dated October 1st, 1916.
day of each month at 7.30 p.m.
Rev, Henry Wilson, Pastor
Holy Trinity Church.
Services for 19th Sunday after
11 a.m., Litany and Holy Communion.
Bricks, $17. per thousand Cumberland;   $18 per thousand F.O.
B. cars Courtenay.   Apply
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Ltd.   Cumberland, B. C.
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.
Mrs. Simms wishes to receive
pupils at her house in Jerusalem
for pianoforte instruction any
time by appointment. Apply for
terms at the house, or P. O. Box
353, Cumberland.
NOTICE is hereby given that, on Ihe
lirst day of December next, application
will be innde to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of the hotel
licence to sell liquor by retail in the hotel
known as the Malaspina Hotel situate at
Lund, B.C., in the Province of British Columbia. Dated this 11th. day of Sept.
1916. FRED THULIN, Applicant.
The Partnership heretofore existing
between Geo. F. Rofe. James T, McLean,
and W. E. Finley doing business as the
Lund Logging Co., has been dissolved by
mutual consent. Accounts owing or due
to be presented to Geo. F. Rofe, Lund,
for settlement.
NOTICE is hereby given that, on llie
lirst day of December next, application
will be made to ihe Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of Ihe hotel
license to sell liquor by retail in ihe hotel
known as the Union Hotel, situate at
Union, in the province of BritishColumbia,
Dated this 11th day of September, 1916.
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
wil! be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of the hotel
license to sell liquor by retail in the hotel
known as the Bevan Hotel, situate at
Bevan, in the province of BritishColumbia.
Dated this 11th day of September, 1916
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the renewal of the
hotel license to sell liquor by retail in the
hotel known as the Witson Hotel, situate
at Union Bay, in the Province of British
Dated this 28th day of September, 1916
ALFRED R. HORNE, Applicant.
NOTICE is hereby given .hat. on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Frovincial Police for renewal of ihe hotel
license to sell liquor by. retail in the hotel
known as the Nelson Hotel, situate at
Union Bay, in the Province of British
Dated this 28th day of September, 1916
JOHN A. FRASER, Applicant.


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