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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which a Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND HEWS established 1891
VOL. IX., No. 25
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
Was Held in Cumberland on Labor Day,
and Was Well Attended by Outside
Teams Who Participated in
The Events of tire Day.
The Third Annual Mine Rescue und
First Aid Competition under the auspices ot the Vancouver Island Mine
Rescue Association, was held on the
Recreation Grounds on Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 2nd. A large number
of mining men, their wives aud families, from various parts of the Island,
motored to Cumberland to witness the
Mine Rescue and First Aid Events.
Motor cars of every description were
in evidence. The hotels were taxed
to their utmost capacity. The Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., put on
a special train for the benefit of the
residents of Union Bay and Bevan, arriving In Cumberland at noon. The
Cumberland Band played suitable selections during the day.
Among the prominent mining men
present were James M. Savage, General Manager, and Thomas Graham,
General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., Hon.
Wm. Sloan, Minister ot Mines, of Victoria, H. H. Sanderson, Chief Mine Inspector of Seattle; H. F. Bayley, Western Representative Mine Safety Appliance, Seattle; George tVilkinson.
Chief Inspector of Mines, Victoria; f.
Spruston, District Superintendent of
the Canadian Collieries at Ladysmith,
and Charles Graham, District Superintendent of the local mines, who
played an important part in the enter
mining of the visitors of the day.
The Mine Rescue Competition with
the Draeger apparatus, commmenced
In the morning with a iminlature
level and stalls erected on the
grounds, with mining timber, piles
of rock, slide doors and stoppings
known to coal miners here.
The various teams went into competition with three teams from Cumberland, two from Nanaimo, and one
from Extension Mines. In the final
results the judges awarded the Nanaimo teams lirst and second prizes. The
team from No. 4 Mine, Cumberland,
came ln for third.
In the First Aid Competition eight
teams were entered, five from Nanaimo, one from Ladysmith, one from
Cumberland and oue from Bavan.
In the competition for the Coulson
Cup and Medals, Nanaimo secured
lirst prize and Cumberland second.
The Department of Mines Cup and
Medals, Nanaimo secured flrst prize
and Ladysmith second.
Nanaimo won the prize for the two
men event, and Cumberland won the
one man event.
The Judges In the First Aid Competition were Dr. JBrydone-Jack, Dr. Geo.
K. MacNaughton, Dr. 0. G. Ingham,
Dr. A. C. Frost, and Dr. H. P. Milliard.
The Chlldrens' Sports took place In
the afternoon, races for the boys and
girls of different ages, also skipping
competition. The sports were under
the direction of George O'Brien, Manager of No. 4 Mine, aud ex-Mayor Bate
The weather , was all that could be
desired. ..There were no refreshments
on the grounds whatever. The Red
Cross Society, Ladies' Auxiliary of
the Cumberland General Hospital, and
all other organizations, had evidently
overlooked the fact that there was a
possibility of cleaning up $250 for
the Red Cross or the Hospital. The
visitors were obliged to seek refresh-
mments elsewhere. Wake Up, Cumberland.
Personal Items of
Local Interest.
The Misses Kennyon    returned to     Mrs. J. W Cooke   returned from a
Numilnio on Monday morning two week's visit to Victoria today.
Mrs. J. Carthew, of Powell River,
was here on a visit to her mother,
Mrs. Thomas Bennett.
Fall    Millinery    Opening today at
Mrs. Roy Rldcout's.
Colville Graham, son of Mr. Thos.
Graham, left for Vancouver on Thursday to resume his studies.
Miss    Maude Evans    left for Salt
Lake City, Utah, on Sunday;
Miss    Charlotte    Jaynes    returned
from a visit to Nanaimo ou Sunday.
Mr Geo. Wilkinson, Chief Inspector
of Mines for the Province of British
Columbia, wus here on Monday
Sec "The Full of The ItomunuftV
tu lie shown ut llo llo next week, one
duy only.
James M. Snvngc, General Manager
of the Canadian Collieries, left for
Victoria ou Wednesday morning.
Frank Reynolds, nccompanlod by
his mother, Mrs. F. S. Reynolds, left
for Naiiuimo on Wednesday.
Dudley Michell, Inspector of Mine
Rescue Stutlous, It'll for Victoria on
Georgo Illinois, Engineer of the Purine- ('oust Coal Co., left for Niinnliuo
by nulo on Tuesday.
Mrs. Burrcll, of Victoria, arrived on
Tuesday on a ten day visit to her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Lymn.
Mr. and Mrs.Frank Jaynes, of
South Wellington, spent the week end
nnd Labor Duy visiting friends in this
Mr. uml Mrs. A. J. Burnslde motored to Vlctorllu on Saturday and returned on Monday.
Miss L. Lowdon has severed her
connection with the Ilo Ilo Theatre,
and left for Nanaimo by auto on Wednesday.
Misses Christina Bannerman and
Bessie Stewart left for Vancouver on
Sunday to attend the Provincial Nor-
mul School.
Mr. E. Pannell, Mayor of Ladysmith
and Mrs. Pannel, were the guests of
Mr. nnd Mrs. James Bums of Bevan
ou Labor Day.
C. R. Drader, Principal of tho Cumberland Public uud High School, relumed from a visit to Victoria on
Saturday and commenced hia duties
on Tuesday.
—Dear Mr. Bickle:—I have been lying on my bed reading with interest
from tho Islander, the description ot
Nursing Sister Brown's devotion to
duty, tor which she has beon awardod
the Military Medal. I am sure her
many friends In Cumberland will feel
very proud and pleased. at her success.
I have met most of the men from
Cumberland, who are In this war, either in France or England, but I have
not yet run across Nursing Sister
Sometime ago Desmond Roe, who
was Orderley Room Sergeant for the
Plonoer School, was transferred to the
Engineer Depot. I saw his name on
a list and sent for him to have a talkk
He had an application in for a commission in the Royal Air Force, and
has now gone to the Cadet School. I
am Bure Desmond will make a splendid ollicer, as he made a first class Orderly Room Sergeant. I had a splendid report from his Adjutant about
his good work.
Some two months ago T. M. Scott
who used to be engineer for the Canadian Colliery Company, came into
my office and asked me if I remembered htm. At first I could not place
him as he looked so much older. He
had just received his commission ln
the Engineers and reporting in from
the C. T. 8. We had quite a long talk
about Cumberland, and the Cumberland people. He has gone back to
France, and when he came to say
goodbye to me he asked me to remember him to any of the -people whom
he knew in Cumberland when I wrote.
Scott has certainly earned his commission, and is a true type of an officer and a gentleman. . Those who
knew him can vouch for that, and he
thoroughly understands his work. I
feel sure he will make a success.
I bave been back ln England now
for nearly a year and three months,
and am not likely to get back to
France for some time yet. At the present time I am ln full charge of laying
out a new camp and organising a new
Reserve Brigade.
It is quite a big job, and Is for the
new recruits from Canada, and for the
engineers, ot which we are getting a
large supply.
The recruits for the Canadiian
Corps by far surpass those of the Imperial Army, (physically.) We are
receiving a splendid type ot men,
which after four years of war and the
amount of men we have put into lt
goes to show that Canada must have
been well supplied with good physll-
cal and Intelligent men. If there are
any more boys In Cumberland to Join
the army I would advilse them to join
the Engineers, as lt is the best
branch of the service . They get all
the fighting they want and they get
plenty of work. It also keeps tradesmen In touch with theirl trades. Miners will get tunnelling, for which they
are more adapted than any other men
and I can tell you that It Is very interesting at times. One night in 1916,
n section of tho company I was with
In Franco were at work in the galleries under "no man's land," when the
Hun came over and took possession of
the trench. The tunnollers rushed up
from below with bombs and rifles and
drove them out, and I don't thnk one
of them got back to his own lino. Nine
of the men were rewarded with the
M.M. for that night's work. They held
the trench until the Infantry came up,
with the expectation of having to fight
for It as they thought the Hun still
held it. This is only one ot the many
exploits ot the C.E.'s
I must now close, hoping you are
iu tho bent of health and still going
strong. Yours, etc.,
' The Fire Fighters of the city have
decided to purchase and equip an
Auto Hose Car for the betterment of
the Department and to expedite the
time In getting to a fire It has always
been the desire and ohject of the l-'lre-
ihon to give the very best service in
their power, when needed. This being the case, our motto Is; "We Strive
to Save,"—your lives flrst and your
houses afterward, cheerfully and with
out pay, and we feel that the time has
arrived for the purchase of an Auto-
Hose Car.
, At a regular meeting of the Firemen, a committee was appointed to
get prices, and all the Information
possible on the matter of the purchase of a suitable car for the needs
of a place like Cumberland, so we
have decided on the purchase of a car,
and are having it built over, with a
chain driving gear, speeded at thirty-
live miles per hour, reinforced springs
and body of a two ton truck, capable
of carrying one thousand feet of hose,
also a wire net basket fnr iwo hundred feet of small hose, two chemical
fire extinguishers, two axes, two lad-
ders.two lanterns, etc.. The cost will
be about three thousand dollars, and
to raise this amount we have Bub-
scribed the flrst two hundred dollars
out of the Flremens' Fund, the balance we hope and feel sure of raising
by' a public subscription.
In the next few days the collecting
committee will call on every business
firm, property owner and resident of
the City for subscriptions, the flrst
time of asking for money since the
Department has been organized. Our.
motto, "We strive to Save," let yours
be, as citizens, "we will help to pay
for the boys' car."
A complete report will be published for the benefit of the citizens later
on. Thanking you on behalf of the
Fire Boys, who.are always at your ter
vice, Signed on behalf ot the Committee,
T. E. BANKS, Chief.
4000 German Aeroplanes Destroyed In
One Year-Airmen Drop Over 900
Tons of Bombs on German Centres.
Nurse Busby left for Vctorla on
Wednesday after a six week's stay at
the home of Mrs. A. C. Lymn.
Mr. Hugh Savage, managing editor
of the Cowichan Leader, visited this
district during the week.
A. H. Home, postmaster of Nanaimo, spent a weeks vacation In the
city. During his stay he was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Owens.
Miss Ruth Clinton returned to
Victoria on Wednesday. Miss Clinton expects tn go Overseas about tho
middle of this mouth.
Clarissa Tourlgny, of Victoria, arrived on Saturday. She has been appointed assistant to the Principal of
the Cumberland High School.
Private William Richards, of the
Willows Camp, Victoria, spent the
week end in this city and left on Monday.
Fred Dallos, son of Frank Dallos,
of this city, Timber Inspector for the
Allies, and with the U. S. Army forces, has been transferred to u point
near Seattle.
The local lodge, Pythian Sisters are
making arrangements for a grand
masquerade ball on the 31st., ot October, Halloween night. The dance
will be held In Ilo Ilo Hall. Full particulars later.
Hon. Wm. Sloan, Minister of Mines,
was here on Monday and attended the
third annual Mine Rescue and First
Aid Competition on the Recreation
Grounds on Labor Day, and appeared
to be very much interested in the contests of the day.
Showing Monday, another big feature film , "The Fall of the Romanoffs,"
Tuesday and Wednesday, Elsie Fer-
gusen in a beautiful picture, "Rose of
the World."
Thursday and Friday, the celebrated novel by Charlotte Bronte, "Jane
Eyre," under the name of "Woman
and Wife."
In "Woman and Wife," the Select
Star Series photodrama, adapted from
"Jane Eyre," the Immortal novel by
Charlotte Bronte, which will be
shown at the Ilo Ilo Theatre next
week, Alice Brady rises to great
heights In her delinlation of the unfortunate herlone. Ousted from the
home of the Reeds, the rich relatives
with whom she is living at the opening of the story, because of the young
man's petulance, Jane Eyre Is Bent to
an Institution presided over by the
cruel Mr, Brocklehurst. Here she
wins all hearts, and luckily escapes
from Its Irksome confines when she
secures a position as governess lo
Adele, the daughter of Edward Rochester, Rochester's wife, Valerie, had
become Insane, and ho had beon told
by her mother that sho Is dead. When
however, he falls In love with Jane,
and announces his engagement, Valerie's brother, Runul, who Is In bad
financial straits, brings her to Rochester's apartment. He conceals her,
but she breaks loose and stabs hlm;
the scuffle awakens Jano, but she Is
kept In the dark as to Valerie's Identity. On the wedlng day, Valerie
again escapes and the truth is disclosed. Jane Is about to leave, when the
poor demented woman runs to the
water and is drowned. The cross besetting the two lovers is lifted, and
they wed.
Coming soon, some good comedies'.
Comedy films have been scarce for
some time, owing probably to increased cost of bringing them into the
ttountry, but some good Arbuckle comedies, aB well as a number of otber
good lines have been booked, and should begin to arrive soon. Watch for
"God's Country and the Woman," a
film which has for leading lady a Victoria lady who has become a successful film star.'will be shown here on
Sept. 18th.   It Is   being shown ln ev-
LONDON, Sept. «.—Continuing their
pressure along the front from Rheim's
to Ypres, the Allied forces aro pushing back the Germans on virtually the
entire 50-mlle line.
Telling progress has been made In
particular by the French and Americans along the southern part of the
front. The French are before the old
Hlndenburg positions. They are closing in upon the bastion of St. Gobin,
the keystone of the German defensive
system tn the West.
Farther north the enemy armies arc
still In retreat before the French and
British, who are capturing town after
town as they make rapid strides
northward to the line from which the
Germans attacked in their offensive
of last March. Ham is encircled and
virtually in the Allied grasp The
Germans have evacuated Chauny and
the Allies have occupied it. The Americans havo moved up along the
Aisne line, reaching the high ground
immediately south of the river.
Through the continued French progress of the right flank north of the
Aisne, even Jeun, on the Chcmin des
Dames line, seems virtually outflanked, and the retreat may not stop
short of the Alllette.
The campaign for Cambrai has
staled, as far as the Puis on the direct
line for the city Is concerned, but the
forces are making southward along
the line are calculated to work notably towards the success ot the main
The Somme and the Canal du Nord
water barriers have been passed In
ths sector and the Germans stand
back of the canal In the north may be
rendered futile, even the tanks having
succeeded in crossing the canal and
the Tortille river.
On the Flanders front Ihe British
pressure seems likely lo drive the Ger
mans further than they had apparently intended going Hn tlieir retirement.
Marshall Halg's troops arc pressing
iu upon Armentiers, both from the
north and south and tlieir thrust
seems likely soon to be considered as
threatening Lille, the great manufacturing centre of Northern France,
southwest of Armentiers. In this sector the British have captured Neuve
Chapelle end nro moving oaBt from
the town At several points they have
pushed behind the old German line.
London, Sept 6th„ (Day)—The British, during the year cndllng June
30th, last, brought down considerably
over 4000 airplanes, while British machines missing have only slightly exceeded 1000, it is officially announced.
Gcrmmnn machines refuse battle un--
Icsb they have a decided superiority
in numbers. It is added,. Where numbers are equal British victory Is assured, when numbers are with the
Germans British victory Is very frequent.
Four hundred and sixty-five enemy
machines have been destroyed nnd
two hundred disabled since the commencement of the offensive on August
on aerlol operations. Sixty-one hostile balloons were destroyed and 911
tons of bombs were dropped on various targets.
Two hundred and sixteen British
machines are missing.
Derby, England, Sept. 6.—By an overwhelming vote the Labor Congress
today defeated Havelock resolution to
create a new trades and political party in England.
Late Dispatches
From the Front
London, Sept. 4—Last night's report says:Canadians and English, accompanied by tanks, attacked astride
the Arras Cambrai road and carried
on a wide front that portion of the
powerfully organized defensive system known as Drocourt-Gueant line,
which lies south of the river Scarpe.
Enemy was holding his trenches in
strength and made Intense resistance
to our advance. On the whole front
of assault the enemy tine was broken
with great Iobb to many of the enemy.
The Canadians have taken Dtiry,
Vlllols les Cagnlcous, and have prn-
grBsed beyond these places.
Sept. 4 (British Army In Franco)—
British troops today advanced well to
east of Peronne and are making steady progress. The resistance at tlie
crossroads north of Vlllols les Cag-
nlcourt was overcome by iho British
this morning, and Halg's men are now
shoving forward in direction of rum
brul. strong Uritish forces driving
forward in northern breuches of lliu-
deuhiirg lines. British arc well astride the Drocourt Queant line. So
far as they have learned no organized
counter attacks have been developed
by Germans but on extreme British
left determined opposition developing.
London, Sept. 4.—More than 100-
000 prisoners were taken by British
yesterday, and additional prisoners
were taken tills morning.   In  heavy
lighting last night behind the Detro-
court—Queant line the British are reported to have made further progress
on a front of thirteen thousand yards.
This morning advances were mnde to
n maximum depth of four miles on a
twenty mile front. The situation ln
the southern part of the field Is snid
to be extremely Interesting, but nothing more can be said for tlie moment
FRANCE, Sept. f>. -The main German
forces bare retreated across tlie Aisne
Thc American army, continuing the
pursuit, is over tlie Vesle. Bridging
materials are being rushed forward to
lie used in crossing (lie Aisne and tlie
Olse-Alsne (.'anal beyond It if the enemy wthdrawu! continues, tu tho
Cliemlii Des Dames. American patrols ar tillering down Hie draws on
Hie slope of Hie plaleuii north of Hie
Vesle. This plateau Is entirely in the
American sector.
There is some Gorman shelling of
this  terrain  und  bitter  reslstnuce  is
hing made by machine gnu companies
on the ravines ou the northern slope,
American bombers on Tuesday destroyed tlie t'onfians-llrley railroad
bridges and blew up Hie Junction of
thc Met/-('oiiflaiis and Brley railroad
and the yards, roundhouse and buildings at Doininary und Baronlonus.
All American planes returned. Ten
Gorman planes attackd the American
formation  without success.
ery city of any size in Canada, ami Is
making a great hit.
"The Crimson Stain," and "The
House of Hate." two big serials, will
commence soon, the flrst one probably
beginning next week. Watch for advertising on same.
Mr. Hugh Stewart, M. P. P., was con
splcudus by his absence at the third
Annual Mine Rescue and First Aid
Competlltton on Labor Day, evidently
not Interested in mining, which forms
an Important part of tbe district
which he represents in the local legislature.
The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department are purchasing through the
Chapman .Motor Machine Works, of
Vancouver, an auto motor truck for
tire fighting purposes. When complet
ed it will cost in Ihe neighborhood of
three thousand dollars.
The undersigned have purchased
the Sarayma Building, at the corner
of the Main Road nnd Chinatown.
Anyone having clnlms against the
said building will please present the
same to the
3Ujr Mmbn
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A new spirit hus arisen lately, at
least now for those of us on this side
of the Atlantic. There Is beginning
to exist a sense of discrimination as
to what is war work, real and propr,
Tiie question, over here, no doubt
slurtod where war has fixed Its fangs
into every-day living—"over there."
From the trenches this keen discrimination between what is essential and
helpful and what merely seems to be
has filtered through to the consciousness of those in the cities and hamlets where men and women toll for
victory. Perhaps, because they have
worked almost to the point of exhaustion, the less wearing work of others
is attracting attention. At any rate,
however it has come about, there is
arising a sharp distinction between
war work that is for victory and war
work that Is merely a pastime. Writing in the Illustrated London News
of May 18, G. K. Chesterton sums up
the difference beween that pntrioism
which llie general run of people have
not yet fully sensed, and the real article, which sinks all differences ab-
uut means and all personal quarrels
In the greal fact that unless this war
Is won we perish. "One very simple
way of stating Hie truth," he says, Is
to say that there Is nothing we can
complain of. in any of our fellow-citizens or any of our Allies, which victorious Prussia would not impose on
the world with all the evil proper to
Itself and with seven devils worse
than itself. There is no disease of
ours that we can try to cure which
Ihey would not make incurable. If
tlie brazen militarist and materialist
once strikes us down, he wilt stun us
forever. We shall have hist the strcn
gtli to reform and even llie power to
repent." Again lie says "The very
existence ol' our nation is In deadly
peril; Hie last hopes of all nations
really is pinned to a victory over Prus
Englisli women are criticising their
sisters at llonie who dabble with war
work-just a littlo ot this or lhat, enough to give tlie appearance without
tlie inconvenience of real exertion, it
is doubtful whether Canadian women
have many "posers" among themselves. Inn it is not at all doubtful that
far loo many have (ailed to devote
themselves to winning the wur with
Hint abandon which would characterize thom did they realize the truth
and llie possibility of "G K's" remarks. Not yet hus the tremendous
significance of Hie possible, though
not probable, breaking of the Allied
line taken hold or our Intellects,
It Is all well enough to pin our faith
Implicitly to tlie British Navy as
many are doing, und thereby escaping strenuous exertion on their part;
li is a line tiling lo feel perfectly certain Hint riglit must will. So il must,
Dually, hut there is no assurance that
He- victory over wrong will he a
speedy one. When one sliurlcs history one niUBl realize at Hie very out-
sel lhal "a thousand years is as a
day" and several generations are none
too muny for tho working out of great
events. Frederick tlie Great is responsible for most of Hie atrocities
thai are taking place today. When
we realize the fact we will begin to
realize the overpowering responsibility that rests on every one of us who
is not Prussian, to buckle ou the armour of real war work. Fur too many havo not yet declared war!
"ready   print."     An   increase in the
price of weeklies was favored.
Appreciation of the now policy
adopted by tho federal and several
provincial  governments  of replacing
free publicity" bulletins by regular
advertising copy was offered. Mr. L.
I. Ball, of the Vernon News, read an
interesting    paper    on   book-keeping
.ysteins for newspapers.
Doubtful steamer service kept Island
publishers home, save the editors ot
ihe Cowichan Leader and Courtenay
In speaking of the necessity of
work among the Industrial Workers
at a special meeting of the Victoria
Presbytery, held at Victoria on August 27th., Rev. Dr. Mackay, of New
Westminster,  said:
"The Inbor forces are going to be
the ruling forces, and If we don't
Christianize them we are going to
have another Russia."
The church was not a body meeting for comfort and consolation. If
the world is to be kept civilized lt
must be Christianized. There must
be a greater spirit of giving. The
work of foreign missions had not fallen oil since the war started, but had
rather increased. Great opportunities had been missed in the past when
calls had come from different lands
for missionaries and no answer had
been made. A call had come from
Turkkcy and no workkers had been
sent. When the war began, so did
massacres, and the blood of the victims lay to a large extent upon the
heads of the churches, which had not
made these men Christians and taught
them not to murder.
Rev. J. Hood, of Cumberland, spoke
forcefully and frankly on the situation, saying that he had been at Cumberland for seven years and that the
church was the laughingstock of the
people. He said that it should not
ask for money, but should change the
people, do the work, and the money
would come without asking. He commented on the lack of sympathy among the members of the church, remarking that he was at present staying at a Methodist home. The Presbyterian church must undergo reformation from Its foundation. To go
forward, the speaker said, It was necessary first to go back. Let the
church go hack to the cross of Jesus;
Hie cross meant crucifixion and
death; no cross, no crown. In the
industrial centre where he worked he
felt keenly the sacrifice of bearing the
cross. They had at ono time tried to
burn his church down. It was thou
glit hy many that a religious revival
would come from the trenches, but
few returned men darkened the
church  door.
Rev. J. C. Alder, of Union Bay,
thought lhat the Socialists were not
really against the church deep down
lu their hearts. Christianity did not
mean ceremonies, preaching and singing hymns, but it meant better conditions. Christ was the greatest Socialist, and the church should bring
about Socialism. The superintendent
or missions should not be a financial
agent, but should encourage the ministers, inspire them, and go into their
spiritual problems.
The Uritish Columbia and Yukon
Division of Hie Canadian Press Association held their annual meeting at
the Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, on
August 2:ird, and 24th.
An important resolution adopted
was to the effect that in future ull
"free publicity," whether for patriotic,
charitable, religious or other purposes
would lie treated strictly as advertising. Another resolution discouraged
tlio   use    hy country   newspapers   of
No cold-cream cosmetic will keep
away wrinkles so successfully as the
milk of human kindness.
That was a wise old philosopher
who called worry "Interest in trouble,
paid in advance."
II Is hard to kckep track of the new
(lugs. A ship that entered "an Allan
tii- port" thc other day, bore a ting
that no one there tiad ever seen before—a (lug of red and yellow, witli
Ihe red predominating. It proved to
lie llie (lag of the new republic of Fin
In Denmark and Sweden they are
using pent fibre to muke textile
goods. The pent wool Is made Into
matting, carpets, soles of footwear
uml oilier things, lu some cases animal hnir Is mixed with It. By mixing
li from thirty to forty per cent of
wool they make a cloth of excellent
quality and a thread stronger than
that made of wool olone.
Nothing more amazing has come to
light In the training of our troops,
says the Companion, than the fact
that many of them nre being instructed In trap shooting with shotguns,
not for the purpose of "potting" Germans on thc wing, but to make them
skilful enough to stop an on-coming
hand grenade nttackk In the air, and
so either to divert it or explode it outside the trench.
Pressure on Washington and the
need of more trained workers in the
hospitals and canteens of France have
led the War Department to modify its
ruling Hint no passports should be glv
en to women who have relatives in
overseas service. Henceforth sisters
of soldiers, not wives or mothers, may
go abroad in tho service of the Red
Cross, Y. M. C AA., or allied organizations, but If they make any efforts to
see their relatives there, or marry,
tliey will at once be sent back to this
Plain and Striped Silks in all shades.
Voile, Silk and Striped Crepe-de-Chene Waists.
Black and Colored Silk and Moreen Underskirts.
A complete range of Ladies' Whitewear.
Ladies' black and colored Silk Hose in all shades.
Blankets, Comforters and MarcelPs  Spreads
Victoria Business Institute, Limited
Sept. 3, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Morse Telegraphy
Wireless Telegraphy
Civil Service
Send for Illustrated Prospectus to
JAS. H. BEATTY, Manager.
The Part "Long Distance" Plays.
The part the telephone plays in business and social
life is often never appreaiated until an emergency arises.
Recently a case arose where Long Distance was asked
to get on the wire a party who was cruising in a yacht
in the Gulf of Georgia. It was not known where he
was, but the messege was extremely urgent. Without
detailing the work of the operator, or the number of
places called, it is enough to say that the party was
located and a message sent out by rowboat that he was
wanted on the telephone. Then he talked with Vancouver.
On such occasions the inestimable value of the telephone is bronght home.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
Dong Fong & Co.
Merchant Tailors
Gents' Furnishings, Dry Goods, Soaps and Toilet
Articles, Hosiery and Chinese Shoes.
Dunsmuir Avenue CUMBERLAND, B.C.
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer   The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water ?u"line of p e
Cascade Beer
Fruit Flavors.
The Beer Without a Peer.
Battery   Owners,
We are installing a complete Storage Battery charging plant, and from now on will be in a position to
charge yer batteries on short notice.
We also carry Electrolyte and Repair parts.
A Storage Battery should receive periodical attention
in order that the results of sulphating, etc., be removed,
thereby materially lengthening its life.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P. 0. 314
"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 comes2in al variety 1'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.
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.
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Homemade Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beet ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Agent for the  HARMONOLA
All the latest Books, Magazines
and Periodicals.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C.
WM.   MEKKIFIELD,   Proprietor.
DuiKinuir Ave..      Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland,
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)...$4.00
Today, accustomed aa we are to
think ot King Albert aa the military
leader of his people, there Is especial
Interest In the account published ln
the Los Angeles Times by John S.
McGroarty, of how, as Crown Prince
he went through the gold mines of
Butte, Montana, and dined at one of
the twenty-five red-cloth-covered tables lu tbe public dining room of tbe
Mullins House.
We had a lot of fun with Supt. Jim
Keegan that morning while we awaited the arrival pf these notable guests
says Mr. McOroarty. Keenan wanted
to escape and leave the honors to his
foreman. He was quite sure he
would not know what to Bay to a
Crown Prince.
But it was all rlgbt whon the
Prince came. Tbe way he smiled,
boyishly and friendly, and the way he
shook hands made Keenan feel ln a
minute as if he had known him for
"Are you going to drop him down
with a slack cable the way you dropped me the first time I went down the
mine?" I asked Keegan.
"Oh, no, " replied Keegan, "this fellow is valuable, and it won't do to
take chances. There's a big job wait
ing for him. He will be a king some
day, and he's going to be a mighty
good king, too.
A day ln that honeycombed labyrinth of caverns, under the scarred
and smoke-sodden surface of the
Butte hill, was an experience to be remembered by a prince or by any man.
When at last we again saw daylight we had walked more than fourteen miles underground and had work
ed up amazing appetites. It was lust
dinner time at tbe Mullin House—tbe
great brick barracks where three-hun
dred and fifty ot Marcus Daly's men
ate and slept. We went first Into the
wash room, where there was a long
trough wltb running water, hot and
cold. The prince bared his strong
arms, took off his white collar, bared
his chest and splashed himself to his
heart's content.
The Mullins House had "no service,' but the food was clean and
wholesome and fit for strong men.
The miners had their awn vernacular
concerning food. Meat and potatoes
were called "low grade," and pie was
"high grade."
The prince scored a triumph when
a little red-headed miner down the table called across to the royal guest:
"Hey, young feller, pass me over
some of that "high grade" will you?
and the prince shot the pie at him
without the slightest fumble.
It wits a democratic crowd, but
there was not a more democratic human being amongst them than the
heir to tbe throne of Belgium. To
the black-eyed girl who carried ln his
meal to him, he gave back smile for
smile, and he would doubtless take it
as a compliment if he knew tbat tbe
same girl afterwards tok the pains
to ask:
"Who was that good-looking fellow
you had with you here the other day?
Special Feature,
Next Week
The Fall of the Romanoffs.
LONDON, Sept. 5.—Special to the
Islander.—The number ot prisoners
taken on the West Front since August
1st total 110,000, it Is estimated here.
The British capturod approximately
70,000, and tho Americans and French
40,000 prisoners
LONDON, Sept. 6.—Boris Lilvlnotf,
thc Bolshevik! envoy to Great Britain,
lias been Imprisoned, with his staff, at
Prlxton. This is relative to the Bolshevik! raid on the British embassy In
LONDON, Sept. 5.—More than 16,000
prisoners, and more than 100 guns
have been taken by the British in the
last four days on the battle line In
front of Cambrai. All Improvement In
the Uritish positions south of Moou-
vres Is reported Tlie positions to tlio
east of dermics, near tlie Canal du
Nord, Just to Hie south, also have been
Improved. Still further south the
British have captured the village ot
Neuvllle Bourjonval, east of the Canal
du Nord.
Marked progress was made by the
Uritish last llight along the Flanders
Front, according to today's War Ollice
reports Ploegstrcet village has been
captured, as has also Hill 63, southwest of Messlnes. The taking of
Ploegstreet Indicates a British advance of over a mite between Armen-
tlcres and Ypres.
PARIS, Sept. 5. —Victory still
smiles on the Allied Armies. The enemy is In retreat along tho whole
front from Ypres to Rhelms . Honors
were with the French and Americans
on the Allied right wing, which at last
gained the reward of sveral days'
persistent fighting. The German r~
treat before the French northeast of
Noyon continued during the night,
today's War Office announcement
shows. The French kept in touch
with the enemy rarguards and pushed after the retreating enemy east of
the Canal du Nord.
Fronco-Amrlcan forces pursuing
Ihe Germans north of the Vesle have
reached the line of the Aisne, accord-
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NAVY SERGE SKIRT, with square
envelope pockets and shaped belt at
the back.    Price $7.4.1
NAVY SERGE SKIRT, with large
fancy pockets on tbe hips, belt all
round, trimmed with buttons at the
Bides.    Price   $7.25
SILK POPLN SKIRTS, made of fine
quality aud style $7.05 and $8.95
A Good Wearing Skirt, made of line
Messallne Silk, pink only, below
wholesale price  $2.75
LADIES' SKIRTS in plain and striped
silk taffeta, asorted colors, your
last chance at  $8.95
embroidered, all colors, at low
Crepe Kimonos, all shades.     Price
$1.95 to $3.50.
HOUSE OR PORCH DRESES, reduced  to  t2M
A Sperlnl Sale of Silk (Hows
KAYSER Sll.lv GLOVES, an exceedingly popular make, in colors black
white, beach, per pair $1.25
CHAMOISETTE GLOVES, a very popular glove, giving   excellent   wear,
assorted col.irs, por pair $1.00
These Specl.ils for  this  week  lvlll
create a stir I'l the Silk seetlnti!
Crepe de Choi e, 361)1. wide,
por yard  $1.25
Crepe de ('here, finer quality, all colors, por yard  $1.50
Fine Quality Crepe de I'lienr. 42ln.
wide, per yard $1.75
Georgette Crr]ie. In all colors
Price per yard $1.85 to $2.40
SPUN SILK, a very handsome innter-
lal tor waists, middles and shirts,
You will be more than pleased witli
the wear yi u will get out of them.
It will pay you to buy for the future
If you do not need the material now.
301ii. wide.    Per yard $1.50
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Ing to advices from ttie front this
Advancing north of tlie Vesle
French and Amorllcan troops reached
the crest of the ridge dominating the
River Aisne. The Germans appear to
be burning supplies and blowing up
the ammunition dumps in the region
north of the Olse River and east of
the Noyon-Gulscard road. Many conflagrations have been seen as far east
as Ternis, and explosions at Uguy.
north of chauny.
Indications confirm the general Impression that the enemy Is preparing
for a general retreat south ot the
Somme toward the line from St. Quentin to Latere.
Victoria, Sept. 2:~
Tang Hua Lung, Chinese cx-Mlnls-
tcr ot Education, and formerly minister of the Interior, was shot and killed last ntght by Chong Wong, a local
barber and a prominent official lu tho
New Republican Society here, who
slew himself a few moments later.
The ex -Minister, a millionaire who
had been touring tli rough the Statcn
and Canada, and who for the past two
years had been In Washington negotiating with President Wilson for a
loan to China, had left the Chinese
club over 555 Flsguard street, shortly
after 8 o'clock and had reached the
street when the assassin, armed with
a revolver, In each hand and carrying
a large quantity of aminunlti..... i'.red
at close range, hitting Tang Hua
Lung in the side, the bullet piercing
a huge wad of money tn tits pocket.
The dying man spun around, only to
get another shot In the mouth. He
died In a very short time.
The murderer then shot at Fel Lin.
a student from Seattle, who was with
the millionaire. This man promptly
fell down and the gunman then char.-
ed Ho Te-Hult, the secretary to the
ex Minister, who ran Into a doorway.
The shot tired at hlm went through
a window, and Wong turned and pursued Llgoh Wong, the Vancouver Chi
nese Consul, another of Uie party, Into the Wcstholllic Hotel. He Mini
turned and ran up Pandora street to
Broad, tiring aa be ran. Reaohlng the
corner of Broad itreet he stopped ami
saw- (he deputy Hie chief crossing the
street nearby. He looked nnd raised
the pistol, but Withdrew it to tuke another look down the slreet. The mur
derer again raised the gun. ou this occasion against himself, and llred Ile
died within three minutes.
The Kaiser is due before long to
see a great light, for the Ordnance
Department has announced that it has
perfected a new aeroplane flare thut
gives a light equal to that of four hun
died thousand candles. It Is supported by a parachute of Ihe finest silk.
When It la released the friction of the
air operates thc fuse mechanism and
turns on the light. Even at a height
of two thousand feet II will Illuminate
a circle a mile nnd a half lu diameter
so brightly as to enable the airman
to plrk out any building he wishes to
bomb. four
Saturday, September 7th
Showing a full range of Trimmed Hats in the
Latest and most becoming Styles.
Dunsmuir Ave.
Complete House Furnishers
For values in Furniture. Beds, Spring Mattresses,
Linoleums. Carpets. Wallpapers,
Crockery and Enamelware
Most Heat
from Fuel
One reason why the
Kootenay Range gives
the most use of the heat
generated from the fuel,
is that the grates have
ample vents to make
perfect combustion in
the firebox, which is
properly and scientifically proportioned according to the needs of
the range.
For Sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son
London Toronto
St. Jobn, N.B.    Calgary
Winnipeg Vancouver
Edmonton       Saskatoon 78
Great West Tea
LONDON, SEPT. 3.—Special to the
Islunder.—British have captured the
city ot Lens. The Germans evacuated the place and th British moved In.
The town of Gueant, at the southern end of the Drocourt Gueant
switch has also been taken and the
British are now in undisturbed possession of the Droucourt Gueant
switsh. The enemy left his positions
with resistance and is hurriedly retreating southward in an effort to get
behind the Wotan tine or such of it
as is left. Much of Wotan line has
already been destroyed but Hinden-
burg hopes to hold lt until he can reform and prepalr position further
back, lt is believed. The broken Hin-
denburg line above Gueans now exceeds soven miles, extending beyond
Etaing. The capture of the town of
Gueant, south support of famous
German switch line before Cambrai
and Doual, is ' announced. The enemy was heavily defeated in his prepared defense and is retiring on virtually the whole front.
Paris, French are biting Into western edge of Chemain des Dames,
having reached Claw Faux Hill, six
and a half miles northeast of Soissons
Germans are energetically defending
their positions towards Laon. The
Germans' rearguard counter-attacked
live times north of Aisne without success.
Copenhagen, Sept. 4.—Bolshevik!
troops occupied British Embassy at
Petrograd and shot one Englishman,
according to the Pravd. The incident
occurred during Bolshiviki general
examination of houses Sunday evening following murder of Urltskl Boh-
heviskl, Commissary of Interior at
Petrograd. •
Thos. Spruston, District Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries at
Ladysmith, and President of the Vancouver Island Mine Rescue Association, was here on a visit on Monday.
John W. Wilson, of Vancouver, arrived on Tuesday evening and left on
Wednesday. Mr. Wilson represents
the North Empire Fire Insurance Com
pany. During his stay In this city he
appointed E. W. Bickle local agent.
Mr. Chapman, of the Chapman Motor Works, of Vancouver, who have
installed three fire trucks for the Fire
Department of Vancouver, and one for
the City of Rossland, paid our City a
visit last Saturday at the request of
the Fire Department, to inspect a car
.suitable for the proposed fire hose
truck. A suitable o ar of 45 h. p. was
purchased from W. Merrifield and
shipped to Vancouver, where the necessary alterations and equipment will
be installed.
The Cowichan Fall Fair and Dog
Show will be held at Duncan on Friday and Saturday, September 27th and
28th. Some of the attractions are: —
Largest Live Stock Exhibit in the
Province, Auction Sale of Live Stock,
Indian Exhibit, Better Babies Contest,
Demonstration of War Cookery and
Canning, a Military Band, Side Shows
and Amusements. Excursion rates
from all Island points.
Attention Is called to Section 136,
Criminal Code. Any person found
guilty of spreading false reports about His Majesty's Forces,, or the Forces of Ills Majesty's Allies will be
prosecuted.     By Order,
Inspectors, S. C. Military Police,
Cumberland District.
A reward of Twenty Dollnrs will be
paid for Information leading to the
arrest and conviction of any person
spreading false reports in llie District.
W. J. DEVIT, Inspector,
0, S. C. Military Police, Cumberland
FOR SALE—Ford Car, Model 1913,
new colls, commutator and fan belt,
four good tires and spare tube, extra
crown wheel drive pinion, and axle
and pinion top, and upholstering in
good condition. For further particulars apply to Thomas Mordy, P.O. Box
105, Cumberland.
Services wjjl be held during the
month as follows:
First Sunday In the month, service
at 7 O'clock p. m.
Second Sunday in the month, service at 8.30 a. m. and 7 p. m.
Third Sunday in the month, service nt 7 p. m.
Fourth Sunday in the month, service at 11 a. m„ with Holy Communion.
Fifth Sunday In the month, services
at 8.30 a. m., and 7 p. m.
" Eclipse " Brand Shoes
IN FOUR YEARS we have handled exclusively this Brand of Shoes
for Children, and we know that they have given good wear -and
kept their appearance while wearing.
Girls' and Misses' Patent, Button, Black
Cloth Top, Patent Tip, guaranteed to
wear well.
Children's and Misses' Patent Strap
Slippers, good quality patent leather;
broad lasts. The most comfortable shoe
for children.
and with them the demand for good reliable shoes. We invite you to try out
the "always reliable" Leckie Shoe. We have all sizes in stock for boys and
girls.   No better shoe at the price in Canada.
for Ladies and Children. A nice assortment of good useful styles at very
reasonable prices. Kain Hats in the most wanted colorings at the very
lowest price.
Our Fall Raincoats have arrived and are sure to meet your approval.
We can show you many good styles, with a splendid show of colorings.
Girls' Waterproof Capes in fawn only. Theyjare made of a heavy paramatta rubber coating, which we feel sure will jtand the test demanded.
A shipment has just come to hand of a splendid quality silk, in shades
of old gold, paddy purple, grey and bright yellow.   Price $1.95 per pair.
A shipment of a heavy white silk, made in tailored style. One of the
best quality silks and smartly made.
Crepe de Chene waists, in shades of pink, apricot, flesh and white.     A .
lovely quality and beautifully made.
We carry the Coppley Noyes & Randall brand of high class clothing for
boys, Our assortment is especially good. The making is all that could be
desired, while our prices are reasonable. We stand behind every suit we
sell, and guarantee satisfaction. Prices are reasonable considering the
present day values.
Phone 3-8
George Barrass
Late 102nd Battalion, CE.F.
Violin Instruction
Terms Moderate
P.O. Box 360 Cumberland
First class Accommodation.    Heated
throughout hy Bleotriolty, We specialize on Short Orders.
HI 1,1,1,HI  JONES
Cumberland, li. C.
Corner Fourth & Maryport
Repairs Executed Efficiently
and Promptly.
Greaae Gasoline
Phone 8
' The Globe Hotel, Front Street, Nanaimo, B. C, the best situated Hotel
in the City, suitable for a rooming
House, hot and cold water in rooms,
heated with hot water system. Would
rent separately or as a whole. One
block kfrom the Post-Office and C. P.
R. Wharf.
Apply, P. O. Box 73, Nanaimo, B. C.
Of the Finest Quality. Every
pair guaranteed. For further
information phone 81 R, or apply
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
HONG CHONG & CO., Bevan.
FOH SALE—A Bargain—Almost new,
A Heintzman Player Piano, with Its
seat, cabinet, and 109 (lrst class music rolls, all in good condition. For
further particulars apply,
The  Islander Office.
WANTED—A Saleslady, One with experience preferred. Good wages.
Apply Ezzy & Haddad., Comer
"The Full of The Romanoffs." will
be shown nt llo Mn Theatre on Sept.
Maryport Ave.,       Cumberland.  n»U, and llth.  Seo Posters,


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