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With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
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Commanding the Canadian Forces on the West Front, visiting the exhibition of Canadian war photographs in Paris,
A Court cf Revision was held
on April 1st in the Council Chambers, with Mayor Harrison, Aid.
Banks, Braes and Carey present.
A. R. Kierstead's appeal was
refused and his assessment of
$2,500 sustained.
Archibald Milligan and James
Webster was confirmed.
E. V. Ashcroft, increase of $75,
was allowed to stand.
New England Hotel property
was reduced $500.
W. 0. Harrison asked for a reduction on the residence recently
purchased, which was refused
as his rating was similar to others.
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd. asked for a general reduction
and this was taken up block by
block. They were allowed a reduction of $50 a lot on Block 13,
with the exception of the corner
lots which will remain as assessed.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co.'s plant at the foot of the
mountain was reduced from $10,-
000 to $1,000. This plant is not
in use, the Cumberland Electric
receiving their power from the
Canadian Collieries hydro electric
Notice is hereby given that all
rubbish, ashes etc., mustbegath-
ered and cleaned away on or before the 1st of May 1918. By
order of the Board of Health.
A. McKinnon,
City Clerk.
The Ladies' Aid of St. George's
Presbyterian Church held a Sale
of Work and Afternoon Tea and
Supper in what is known as the
corner store, on Thursday. Members of the Aid took charge of
stalls that represented the Allied
nations, Great Britain, United
States, France, Belgium and so
forth. Under the able direction
of Mrs, Geo. K. MacNaughton,
president of the Ladies' Aid, the
necessary enthusiasm was created by the workers of the Aid and
the magnificent sum of $750.00
was raised for the purpose of
paying off the debt of the church.
Miss Effie McFadyen, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.
McFadyen, of this city, and
Chat les H. Mackintosh were united in marriage at the home of
the bride's parents on Wednesday morning by the Rev. James
Hood of St. George's Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. C.
H. Macintosh left by Wednesday's train for Victoria and Vancouver.   '
A. T. Stephenson, chief constable of this district with headquarters at Nanaimo, and John
Macdonqld, of Vancouver, formerly provincial constable of the
Cumberland district, were visitors to this city during the week.
Pte. R. Marsh who has been
undergoing some special treatment at Vancouver, returned
home on Tuesday.
Dance as usual in Ilo Ilo Hall
to-night 9 to 12.
With the British Army in
France, April 10.—The first of
the American fighting troops
have arrived on the British front,
and have been greeted with intense enthusiasm. These overseas pioneers were a battalion of
infantry which came swinging
along the road into a certain sector after an all-night march that
began on the anniversaiy of America's declaration of war. The
dusty uniforms and unshaven faces of the Americans showed
that they had been long on the
With the French Army in
France, April 9.—The approaching entry of American troops in
the line of battle beside the
troops of the Entente is awaited
with absorbing interest by the
men who are facing the Germans along the front where Emperor William, 20 days ago,
launched what was intended to
be a crushing blow for the Allies.
Most of the men have heard how
well the Americans have held
the sectors in various parts of
the line, either acting alone or in
conjunction with their Allies.
The desire of the Americans to
take part in the greatest battle
of the war is looked upon as further proof of their fighting spirit.
Many of the French troops
now engaged in stopping the
German offensive have seen the
Americans at work, and speak
enthusiastically of their readiness
to learn all tbe intricacies of modern warfare. They recall the
eager manner in which the Americans joined in trench raids and
the workmanlike spirit with
which they undertook the hardships of trench life, as well as
their willingness to carry out patrols in No Man's Land, even
when they knew the German
scouting parties were in superior
French soldiers who have been
encamped in the vicinity of the
Americans cannot say enough in
regard to the ready comprehension shown by their trans-Atlantic Allies. They express the certainty that they will live up fully
to the expectations when their
time comes in the present battle.
This photograph shows Bolshtviki troops guarding one the
public buildings in Petrograd.
Jas. S. Rankin, of Vancouver,
district campaign director for
Vancouver Island of the Red
Triangle Fund, is in this city
with a view to organizing a campaign to raise money for overseas work among the Canadian
troops. TheY, M. C. A. Military Dept. are out to raise $2,-
250,000 in Canada of which British Columbia is asked to raise
$100,000, and Vancouver Island
$7,500 outside of Victoria. Most
of the districts have already been
organized and an extensive advertising campaign will be carried on until the 7th of May when
the canvass throughout Canada
will be made.
A public reception was held in
the K. of P. Hall when a welcome home was extended to Pte.
H. Thomson by the Returned
Soldiers Reception Committee of
Cumberland on Wednesday evening. Aid. T. H. Carey, president
of the committee, gave the opening address and read the usual
Address of Welcome. Others
who addressed the meeting were
vV. Wesley Willard, J.P., President of the Patriotic Fund, Richard Pearce, D.C.M., President of
the G.W.V.A., Aid. Thos. Banks,
and Rev. Jas, Hood. Refreshments were served by the ladies.
Funds will be raised by holding a
dance in the near future to defray expenses.
The regular session of the city
council was held in the Council
Chambers on Tuesday evening,
His Worship Mayor Harrison presiding. Present: Aldermen Banks,
Braes, Carey, Furbow, Tarbell.
The minutes of the previous
meeting were adopted as read.
A statement of accounts standing against this city was received
from Vancouver General Hospital
which was laid over for investigation.
John MacDonald, until recently
provincial constable for this clis-
strict, acknowledged the receipt
of a copy of the resolution passed
by the city council expressing
satisfaction with the manner in
which he performed his duties
while in this district. This was
received and filed.
The assessment of $3.00 from
the medical department of the
Compensation Board was ordered
Several young men under the
age of 21 years and now residents
of this city, requested that the
city road tax of two dollars be
returned. The city clerk was instructed to refund it.
Robert Grieve made application
for ijermission to remove the gas
tank and pump in fiont of the
Ford Garage to the edge of the
sidewalk. This was granted, subject to the approval of the board
of works.
W. G. Alexander requested the
use nf the City Hall for ten nights
from iiiay 7th. The Council decided to rent the hall for the period mentioned for the sum of $25
in advance.
Regulations which came into
effect on April 1st was received
from the Fuel Controller and filed.'
The following communication
was received concerning the financing of our public schools:
"I beg to acknowledge receipt
of your letter of the 26th ult.,
and in reply to acquaint you that
the question of financial assistance for your board will be given
careful consideration.
Alexander Robinson,
Supt. of Education."
The Scavenger By-law committee handed in the following report and the Council decided to
carry their recommendation into
To His Worship the Mayor,
and to the Municipal Council of
the City of Cumberland:
Your Committee appointed to
consider the advisability of enacting a By-law to provide for
the raising of funds by taxation
to defray the expense of scavenger work, and to consider other
matters and things incidental
thereto, hereby beg to report as
follows: —
That your Committee have
given the matter in question
their most careful study and
consideration, and as a result
thereof have arrived at the following conclusions, that is to
say: -
1. That it is not expedient nor
advisable to enact the By-law in
2. That the cost of scavenger
work be paid out of the General
Revenue of the City.
3. That in order that the General Revenue be not unduly burdened by scavenger expenses,
that such revenue be not, in future, resorted to for the purpose
of defraying or assisting to defray the costs and expenses of
and incidental to school matters,
and that in lieu thereof a proper
school rate be levied suflicient to
cover such costs and expenses.
All of which is most respect
fully submitted by your Committee, on this 3rd., day of April,
A. D. 1918.
per T. E. BANKS,
Chairman of the Committee.
In answer to your communication re appropriation to .your
school the Provincial Secretary
points out that it is a question
of legality whether the Government can continue the vote under
the act. I have his assurance
that he will discuss the matter
with the executive and urge upon the Government to come to
your assistance. The Provincial
Secretary is aware of your financial difficulties and feels that the
Government should come to your-
assistance to protect themselves.
I pointed out to him that failing
continuance of the vote your city
might be compelled to throw up
their charter.
I hope to be able to forward
you the Government's decision
in a week or two, Yours sincerely, H. STEWART.
Bills and accounts were referred to the finance committee for
The Islander _ $38.37
W. Douglas    15.95
Mrs. Hoffeinz t„   2.00
R. Pearce    5.00
W. McLellan     ,3.00
Tex Foster     3.00
B. C. Telephone    1.50
Thos. E. Bate...    1.25
W. Willard    1.25
Total $73.32
It was decided to give J. Baird,
city nightman an increase of ten
dollars per month.
The Board of Works was instructed to examine the condition
of the Isolation Hospital and report.
Constable Pearce was requested to round up all city band instruments, the object being to
grant George Ban ass permission
to establish a city band.
Constable Pearce asked the
council to abolish the ringing of
curfew. At his request it was
decided to discontinue the curfew
bell at nine.
The council passed a resolution
asking the military authorities to
reconsider the case of A. J. Richards, principal of the Cumberland School, and extend his exemption to June 30th.
A committee was appointed to
examine the condition of the city
dump and report,
A special meeting of the city
council will be held on Thursday,
April 18th to consider the estimates for the year 1918, the rate
of taxation for trade licences,
general and school purposes.
Harmony Rel ekah Lodge and
Union Lodge, No. 11, I.O.O.F.,
will celebrate the 99th anniversary of Oddfellowshin hy a dance
in the llo llo Hall on Wednesday,
April 24th. The Hollo Orchestra
will provide the music. Admission per couple, $1.50, extra lady,
50c. The proceeds will be devoted to the benefit of returned
soldier Oddfellows.
Mr. Frank Reynolds, accompanied by his wife and son, arrived
by auto from Nanaimo on Wednesday, returning home Thursday.
Robert Rushford, a returned
soldier, and late game warden,
for this district, has been appointed Provincial Constable,
with headquarters at Cumberland, in place of John Macdonald
transferred to Vancouver,
Mrs, A. Henderson left for
Vancouver on Wednesday morning. During her stay in this
city she was the guest of Mrs.
John A. Fraser.
Mary Cameron Murdoch died
on Sunday, April 7th, aged 85
years. The funeral took place on
Tuesday from the residence of
her daughter, Mrs, John Fraser.
Miss Hilda Watson returned
on Sunday from a few days visit
to Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Stanford have
left lor Vancouver on a short
vacation. /
Mrs. E. R. Hicks will not be
At Home Tuesday, April 16th..
C. R. Drader, principal of the
Cumberland High School, returned from a visit to Victoria on
Henry Reifel, of Vancouver,
and Conrad Reifel, of Nanaimo,
arrived by auto on Sunday on a
short visit.
Miss Jessie Macdonald of the
Cumberland teaching staff, returned on Saturday from a visit
to Victoria.
Mrs. John Sutherland and family returned on Saturday from a
visit to Ladysmith and Nanaimo.
Miss Chesley, assistant principal of the Cumberland High
School, spent the Easter Holidays at Qualicum Beach and returned on Saturday.
Miss O'Neil returned from a
visit to Mission City on Saturday.
W. A. Owen, construction engineer of the Canadian Collieries
returned from a visit to South
Wellington on Tuesday's train.
Lois Peacey spent the Easter
holidays with her parents in this
city and left on Wednesday for
Victoria to resume her studies.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian Collieries, left for Victoria on Wednesday morning.    '
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Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
London, April 9. -"As long as
we have a ship afloat we will not
accept a German peace," declared
Premier Lloyd George in the
House of Commons this afternoon
If we win the present battle the
doom of  Prussianism is sealed."
"We have now entered the
most critical part of the war,"
the Premier declared. "There is
a lull in the storm, but the hurricane is not yet over. The fate
of the Empire, of Europe and of
liberty may depend upon the
success with which the last German attack is resisted and countered."
The enemy, the Premier- continued, was seeking a decision
this year, regardless of consequences. Having gained an initial success, he was preparing a
greater attack, and it would be a
fatal error to underestimate the
gravity of the outlook.
In view of the crucial period
which had been reached, said
the Premier, the government
proposed to submit to Parliament
today certain recommendations
to assist the country and its Allies lo weather the storm.
He regretted to say that these
proposals involved extreme sacrifices on ihe part of ti large part
of the population, and nothing
would justify them except the
most extreme necessity, and the
fact that the nation was fighting
for all that was essential and
most sacred to the national life.
lt was the government's pin -
pose, the Premier declared, to
have a strict combing out of the
essential industries. Men had
been recruited from the munitions and mining industries, and
a further 50,000 would be necessary from the latter. The
transport and civil service would
be called upon lor more men.
The age for military service
would be raised to 50, and in
certain specified cases might
be increased to 55. The proportion of men between 42 and 50,
available for fighting, said the
Premier, was estimated at 7 per
cent. The recruiting tribunals
would be reconstructed, and the
grounds for exemption and limits
of the right to appeal would be
standardized. Clergymen would
be required to perform non-combatant service. No one under
25 years old would be retained in
any industry.
In their recent offensive the
Germans attacked with 97 divisions (approximately 1,1(10,000
men), the Premier told the House.
They were relying on the idea
that the Allies hsd no united
command and expected to divide
the French and British armies.
At one period of the battle the
situation was critical. The enemy broke through between the
Third and Fifth armies. The
situation was retrieved by thc
magnificent conduct of the
troops, which letired but were
not routed.
The forecast regarding probable enemy attacks, made by
General Sir Henry Wilson, chief
i of the Imperial staff, was characterized by the Premier as the
most remarkable ever made.
In opening the battle, he continued, the Germans had an exceptional advantage in the
weather, which was dirty and
misty. They had organized their
troops to pioduce a greater number of divisions and had the advantage of the initiative with the
consequent knowledge as to the
width, strength and dimensions
of the attack. There were large
concentrations of German troops
at various points of the line.
Owing to the ease with which
troops could be moved at night,
he explained, the element of surprise could not be eliminated.
The cabinet had taken every
step to hurry reinforcements and
no army had ever before been
transferred across the channel as
were the troops sent to relieve
the situation. The number of
guns and prisoners taken had
been exaggerated, the Premier
said. The ministry of munitions
had been able to replace the
•guns and there were substantial
reserves left. The cabinet was
confident that the army would
be equal to the next encounter.
Mr. Lloyd George said the cab
inet had decided to recall General Gough, who was in command
of the Fifth Army, against
which the Germans made theii;
principal gains. Until all the
circumstances of hs retirement
were known, however, it would
be unfair to censure him.
When the battle on the Somme
commenced, Mr. Lloyd George
went on, the total combatant
strength of the German army on
the west front was approximately equal to the total of the Entente Allies.
The Cambrai battle, he said,
was a very trivial event when
compared with the recent ba'ttle,
and until the strain had relaxed,
it would be difficult to find out
exactly what had happened.
He referred to the appointment
of General Foch to the supreme
command ot Allied strategy, and
said it was the most important
decision which had heen taken
regarding the coming battle.
The Premier said the fighting
strength of the Americans would
be brought to bear immediately,
although it was impossible to put
into France, at the moment, the
number of trained Americans as
a separate army that had been
expected. The Americans would
be brigaded with Allied troops.
The Premier said the tight
might continue for seven or eight
months, For the British army
and navy, he stated, almost six
million men had been raised already.
The issue of the great battle
well might be determined, Lloyd
George declared, by the dramatic
intervention of President Wilson
and his action in placing the American troops at the disposal of
the Allies. It was impossible to
over-estimate the President's
offer, as the battle might very
well be the decisive struggle of
the war. He added that the Ger-
nrin attack had stirred up the
resolution and determination of
America beyond anything that
had yet been heard.
The British reserves, Mr. Lloyd
George said further, had been
drawn upon to a considerable extent to make up for wastage. If
the battle continues on the same
scale, the drain on manpower
must cause anxiety.
When an emergency had arisen,
which made it necessary to put
men of fifty and boys of eighteen
into the fight for liberty, Lloyd
George declared, it was not possible to exclude Ireland from con
scription by a parliament in
which Ireland was represented,
and- which had committed the
country to the war without a dissenting voice. The character of
the quarrel in which the country
was engaged was as much Irish
as English.    The Premier told
We carry a large stock of tkese Corsets
in all sizes and we invite you to come
ana see them.
We are also shoeing some very*
chic ReadjI-to-Wear Suits,
Waists and Dresses.
Cumberland   Restaurant
TEX. FOSTER, Proprietor
Open Day and Night ^'^.Kriir*"
Special   Dinner   Every    Saturday
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Complete Service to Ford
Owners Everywhere
COURTEOUS attention to your needs wherever you may
travel ia something you appreciate, and being a Ford
owneryoucangetit.   You are always "among friends."
There are more than 700 Ford Dealer Service Stations
throughout Canada, These are always within easy reach of
Ford owners—for gasoline, oil, tires, repairs, accessories,
expert advice or motor adjustments.
The cost of Ford Service is as remarkably low as thc cost
of the car itself. Nineteen of the most called for parts copfr
only S5.40. Just compare this with the cost of spare purls
for other cars and you will realize the advantage of owning
a Ford.
Runabout - $."575
Touring   • ■ $595
Coupe     • • $770
Sedan  - • - $970
Chassis   - - $535
THE UNIVERSAL CAR        One-Mn Fr'iclc $750
E. C. EMDE, Dealer, Courtenay
The Telephone Serves
Ordinarily we do not consider the telephone.
It is there on the wall, and if we want to talk to
some one we use it. When we are doing something else, we forget about it. The telephone is
just like a member of one's family- we know it is
always there when wanted, and that it never fails
Just like a member of one's family, the telephone would be missed mightily, if it were not in
its place. Day in, day out, through the night, at
all times, the telephone is always ready to serve.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
Many so-called Apple Ciders are  manufactured
from apple extract, little or none of the real juice
of the apple being used-.
SILVER-TOP is shipped Direct to us
from the Celebrated Okanagan Orchards
Why Do You Eat Hen Eggs
Instead Of Duck Eggs?
It is said that more hen eggs are eaten,than duck
eggs because every time the hen Jays an egg she advertises the fact with a cackle, wheras the duck does
not advertise its product.
But it takes more than advertising-to sell a commodity.
There must be a willingness on the part of the
reader of the ad. to give the argument a fair chance to
convince him.
For instance, we can fill this space every week telling you the advantage of Electric cooking and heating
how by cooking your meals electrically you are releasing
so much coal for transportation, factories and other vital industries.
The Fuel Controller tells us that any one who uses
a pound of coal where it can be dor.e without is directly
helping the Enemy, yet here, we have thousands of
Horse-power generated by the force of falling water,
ready to do any of your household work \t any time and
release the coal for the use of the Allies; but do you a-
vail yourself of it as you should?
Food Experts tell us that there is far less shrinkage
in meat cooked Electrically than when any other form
of fuel is used, and you all know what that means in
these days when every pound of food means so much.
As we said abve we can proclaim these facts from
the house tops, but after that it is up to YOU, if >ou can
afford to be indifferent this is just so much space wasted. ONE MAN CAN LEAD A HORSE TO THE WATER, BUT TEN MEN CAN'T MAKE HIM DRINK.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. O. 314
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock till nome grown.
Fruit tfnd Ornamental l'reos, 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 applioation.
"The Phonograph with a Soul."
Interest in the New Edison Diamond Disc
Phonograh grows stronger daily. No one
hearing the rich true tones of this perfect instrument could do other than long for one in
his own home. With this instrument there
are no needles to change. The diamond point
is permanent and never wears out.
The Records used are double-disc, and are indestructible—lasting a life time.
It  comes in a varifty of finishes and woods to match any
Mr. Edison's remarkable genius and his years of strenuous
work have resulted in this instrument,  which is as nearly
perfect as human ingenuity can make it.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
Nanaimo, B.C. umberland, B.C.
the Nationalists that conscription
and self-government,, would not
go together, but that4each must
be taken on its merits:
Mr, Lloyd George said he repudiated the suggestion that the
British forces had been dissipated by subsidiary military enterprises. Had it not been for the
French and British troops sent
to Italy, the Austrian army
would have been free for a certain front. The government had
reduced the force on the Saloniki
front by two divisions, and in
Mesoptamia there was only one,
the others being mixed British
and Indians. India had been
menaced through Persia, but the
destruction of two Turkish armies had prevented that menace.
Referring to the Turkish campaign, the Premier said two
Turkish armies had been destroyed in Palestine and Mesoptamia. German troops had been
sent to help the Turks in Palestine, thereby relieving the western front.
After the Premier had delivered his address, former Premier
Asquith said that if, as he believed, the gravest hour which
ever menaced the Empire was
now confronting it, there was
no sacrifice Parliament was not
prepared to make. He appealed
to the Premier to give a little
more time for consideration of
the bill.
Moscow, April 10.—Lenine, the
Bolsheviki premier, in a speech"
here today, said that possibly
Russia would have to declare war
on Japan in connection with the
landing of Sapanese troops at the
port of Vladivostock.
Amsterdam, April 10.—An extensive mutiny occurred Monday
in the German military camp at
Beverloo, according to reports
received here from the Belgian
front. German soldiers are said
to have fired upon their officers,
killing three and wounding many.
Seventeen soldiers have been
Effective Monday, April 15th
Ottawa, April 10.-Sir Robert
Borden intimated last night that
Canada's Daylight-saving Bill
will go into effect on Monday,
April 15. The Bill, which is now
before the Senate, will be put
through its various stages this
week and assented to.
The necessary' proclamation to
bring the bill into effect will
probably appear in the Canada
Gazette on Saturday, and the
clocks will be advanced an hour
at midnight on Sunday.
Notary Public and Bimerai
insurance agent
Royal Exchange Assurance,
London, England.
National Fire of Hartford.
Queen Insurance Company. -
Fidelity-Phoenix Fire Insurance
Company of New York.
Providence, Washington, Insurance Company.
British Empire Underwriters'
Maryland Casualty Company
of Baltimore.
It ia manufactured
tobacco in its purest
Tt has a pleasing
It is tobacco scientifically prepared
for man's use.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
WM.   MERiUFIELD,   Proprietor,
Dunsmuir Aye..      Cumberland, B.C.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,     .      v
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge" Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    it is delicious.
Fact) Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
Monday-Last Episode of the "Red Ace," 2 reels; Alice
Howell, the female Charlie Chaplin, in "Balloonatics,"
2 reels; and Eddie Polo in the first episode of the latest
and best serial, "The Bull's Eye." Every exhibitor showing this serial says it is proving a great film.
Tuesday, Vivian Martin in "The Trouble Buster;" Wednesday, "The Spoilers"; Thursday, Billie Burke in "Arms
and the Girl," and commencing next Saturday a new
line of five reel features, as good or better than Bluebirds
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BAKERY RE-OPENS"        ~"	
Will be open again in the Old
Stand with a full supply of
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
— Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Hardware, Croceryware and
General Merchandise
West Cumberland. B.C.
Bevan, B.C.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
ont 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
clsaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Our Allies Must Be Fed
DESPITE war conditions, we have not as yet felt the pinch
of hunger in Canada. Consequently, it is difficult for us
to realize the grave need for increased food production in
ord.er that others may be fed. At no time is Europe self-supporting
in^the matter of food. After nearly four years of war, our Allies
are living from hand to mouth, depending entirely on the safe
arrival of food .ships from across the Atlantic.
Because of our comparative nearness to our Allies, and because
of our wide, fertile areas,*- this continent must continue to feed
Europe. If we fail, hundreds of thousands of people may starve
and our armies be denied a conclusive victory.
A bumper crop, a record harvest and increased meat production in Canada
will be worth the winning of many battles to the Empire and our Allies at
this critical period-
Increased Production Imperative
Canada must raise for export at least 250,000,000 bushels of wheat more in
1918 than in 1917, to enable the Allies to maintain even their present
restricted rations.
They shall NOT starve I	
make that your slogan.
Plans have been formulated which,
on the authority of The Director of
Agricultural Labor, positively ensure  that  labor  will  be  provided
when needed, to harvest the maximum crop. Authorities agree that
the world-wide shortage of food will
continue for years after the war.
The farmer is assured a ready and
profitable market for all the grain
and meat that he can produce.
The Empire depend* on the Canadian Farmer to "carry on."
Chairman POUR
Wednesday, April 17th.
The Greatest of all Rex Beachs' Stories
Wednesday, Apr. 23rd.,
THE YUKON" will be seen in
"Wild Windship's Widow"
Another Story of the Yukon.
If you were asked:
You would say at once:
Have you practised what you preached and
bought one ?   If not, now is the time to buy one.
The Singer Sewing Machine Co. has arranged
with Mrs. King to keep machines on display.
Our agents are all practical men. They will fix
your machine no matter what the make. So leave
your orders with Mrs. King at her store, and she
will have the agent call on you when he comes.
on easy terms—$3.00 a month will buy one. Every
machine guaranteed by the Singer Sewing Machine
Needles, Oil and Accessories can be had from
Confectionery, Tobacco and Stationery Store
Tea!    Tea!    Tea!
Why buy paper when you want tea?
The price of paper is practically double what it was in normal
times, therefore it is very plain that in buying Teas put up in
artistic packages, YOU pay for the package.
I Specialize in   Bulk Teas
Try my "Supreme" Blend at 60^ per It).
4oz. sample, 15^.
"Old Drury" Blend at 5Cy per lb. Try a £ft>.
These Teas are specially adapted to the waters of this District, and are blends of the choicest teas of India and Ceylon.
Fine "Ceylon Tea" at 40f' per lb.    This tea is already
a great favorite in this city.
Buy in Bulk and get full value in Tea!
London, April 10.—The sinking of British merchantmen by
mines or submarines last week
reached the next lowest level of
any week since Germany began
her intensive submarine campaign early in 1917. Fo'ir vessels of more than 1,600 tons, two
of less than 1,600 tons, and two
fishing boats were sent to the
The Admiralty statement adds:
"Vessels unsuccessfully attacked
II, including two previously.
'■'Arrivals, 2,535; sailings,  2,-1
495.     Both  fishermen  reported :
today were sunk during the week
ending March 30."
The low record in sinkings for
any week since Germany began
her  intensive  submarine   campaign,  was,  in  the   aggregate
weight of  tonnage   sunk,   the i
week of November 11 last. Then
only one vessel of over 1,600 and
five vessels of less than 1,600
tons were decoyed. Last week's
Admiralty statement announced!
the sinkings of six merchantmen j
of more than 1,600 tons, seven of j
less than 1,600 tons,  and  five;
fishing vessels.     The previous
week 28 merchantmen were sunk
16 being of more than 1,600 tons
Paris,   April   10.—Only   two1
French merchantmen, both over;
1,600 tons, were sunk by mines,
or submarines during the week
ending April 6, according to the
official   announcement   tonight.
One vessel   was   unsuccessfully
Baptismal service will be held j
in  Grace  Methodist Church  on
Sunday  morning at   11   a.    m,
Evening service as usual at 7 p.m.
Tonight, at Ilo Ilo Theatre.
Grace Cunard in a five-act Butterfly film, "Society Driftwood."!
Commencing next Salurday thej
very latest and best of Universal
film's, the super-Bluebirds, will j
be shown, commencing with Car-!
mcjl Meyers, in "My Unmarried J
Wife." Watch Saturday pro-;
grams hereafter.
George Barrass
Late 102nd Battalion, C.E.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 3C0 Cumberland
Children's Dresses
Sizes 2 to 6 years. The niftiest assortment of little girls' dresses
we have ever shown. It will save you many hours of labor and
energy to purchase one or two of these cute dresses, and you
will find the prices very reasonable.   Ask specially to see them.
Ladies' Spring Coats
Our first selection arrived a few weeks ago and display good
Jaste, combined with serviceable quality. Tweeds are largely
used, with belted effects. Gabardines also are very fashionable
in the new style.
New Waists
" Waists," and " The Big Store," are inseparably linked. When
you think of waists we want you to think of the Store which
shecializes on these. - We are proud of our stock of high class
waists, and the great sale we've had for them warrants us.
Spring House Furnishings
New shipments of window drapings in Madras Muslin, in figured Muslin and in the new Nets. Cretonnes in subdued two-
tone effects are very new and we are displaying some very
pretty colorings. Tapestry by tRe yard for draping, covering
lounges, etc., are still to be had at reasonable prices.
Our stock for spring has arrived and we will be pleased to fill
your orders.
Our new range of Linoleums are in stock and some beautiful
designs are shown, suitable for kitchen, dining room or bedroom.
We have about 20 pieces of last year's Ginghams in pretty colorings at the old price of 20c. a yard. We couldn't buy them
todav at the price.
Special in our Grocery Department
Service is our motto as always in this department, and we have
just received a new " Electric Coffee Mill," so that you can have
fresh ground coffee at all times.   People who are fond of Coffee will
appreciate and realize the great difference between "tin" coffee and
fresh ground coffee.
Phone 3-8
Any   Make  of Car Overhauled and Repaired.
Gasoline,  Oil,  Grease  and
Ford parts in stock.
FORD Repairs a Specialty.   Practically and Promptly Executed.
Cumberland Tailor
Repairing, Pressing and   Cleaning
Ladies' Tailoring a Specialty.
Phone 1
Gents Tailors Prices Moderate
Next Week at Ilo Ilo   Theatre First
Episode of the "Bull's Eye," Eddie Polo.


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