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Vol. 1. jNTo. 41.
Chase. B.C.,.Fridav. January 31, 1913
I2.0O Per Year
Panoramic Cartoon of Chase in 1912.       Drawn by J. Howard Smith.
j [ Section Three.
Section Four will appear in our issue of February 14.
urers To Address
'i Farmers
stitute of  Mr I V
meetings on vA_-
.lie  Martin Prairie
jre will be two ses%
jn session  at 2 u.clock
. session  at 7.30.   The j
. addressed by members
ailtural staff employed by
^vincial. Government on subjects
. vital interet  to the farmers.
The following is the programme:
2.00--Small   Fruit   on    the    Farm
M. S. Middleton.
8.00���Pruning Demonstration��� P. E.
7.30���Types of Soil and Soil Cultivation -M. S. Middleton.
8.15-Orchard and   Garden  Pests���
W. H. Brittain.
9.00 ��� Profitable  Potato Growing���
P. E, French.
Burglar Enters Rear Window of
Drug Store and Anneies
, Content;} of T|||,-|
On Monday night some party, or parties broke into C. R. McDonald's drug
store and got away with the contents of
the till, amounting to a considerable
sum of money. The burglar first tried
to force an entrance through the back
door with an axe, but found it easier to
raise the lower sash of the window in
the rear of the store. Entering in that
way he was shaded from the one light
that had been left on, and could get
through With his work without; much
danger of detection by anyone passing
on the street.
The police are working on the case but
do far nothing has been found out. The
only definite thing that iB known about
the guilty party ia that he is probably
enjoying good health, as he did not
carry away any pills or blood bitters.
Big Gathering At First of a
Series of Monthly
A pleasant change from the usual run
of lodge meetings was the social evening
enjoyed by the Knights'of Pythias and
their lady friends on Tuesday. About
si;.t;' persp'S were included in the groups
that from half past eight o'clock began
to gather around the card tables, or got
together in little circles of friendly con*
A couple of hours at whist passed
quickly away, while the coffee-committee
were busy in the ante-room. After the
refreshments had been served the programme waa changed to dancing, which
waa kept up till two o'clock, when the
company broke up after having a thoroughly enjoyable time. The social even*
ing is to be a regular monthly affair.
The Ladies' Aid tea at the hospital
last night waa the best money maker
of any they have had, bringing in over
ten dollars.
Paper Towers in China.
There is a growing demand in China
for. old newspapers from foreign countries. For some time it did not appear
what they were being used for, but now
it is known that they are resold for
wall paper. It has come to be almost
a fad for the natives to paper the walls
of their cottages with old newspapers.
Papers with plenty of pictures in them
command an extra price. The Chinese
have a sort of reverence for all writing
and printing; they regard it as a part of
the spirit, It is considered by them a
sin to put paper bearing characters of
any kind to any base purpose or to carelessly throw it away. It must be carefully burned, according to certain rites.
There are towers scattered all through
China in which waste paper is thus ceremoniously burned. Priests of certain
orders go through the country collecting all scraps of paper bearing characters and carry them to the towere.
This work is regarded as a very holy
Douks Pay Taxes
Nelson Jan. 29.���Stephen H. Hoskins,
provincial collector of taxes, has received from the Doukhobor society a check
for $2,229, covering the poll tax due
from its members at Briliant and adjacent colonies for 1912.
The check is for 741 member of the
community, this number being the total
liable for the tax last year.
It is signed by John W. Sherbinin,
business agent for the community.
ki. Tfle Aniisiai M*_etRj 'or"'the)' Chase Di
Conservative Association Officers Are
Elected.  Interesting Address Given.
The annual meeting of the Chase District Conservative Association was held
in the Chase opera house on Monday
evening, President R. P. Bradley presiding. After the reading and adoption
of the minutes of the last meeting the
financial report for the year was presented by the secretary-treaaurer, L.
Cumming, and was adopted.
The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows:
Honarary Presidents, Hon. R. L. Borden and Sir Richard McBride.
Honorary Vice-Presidents, Hon. Martin Burrell and J. P.Shaw, M. P. P.
President, A. McConnell.
Vice-President, A. E. Sharpe.
Secretary-Treasurer, L. Cumming.
Executive Committee; R.H.Brett,
Duck Range; Geo. A. Coburn and Chas.
Hadlow, Shuswap; James Bailey, Turtle Valley; Chas. Todd, Adams Lake;
Geo. Keyes, Upper Adams River; Dr,
Scatchard, R. P. Bradley, R. J. Miner
and J. Clegg.
There being no other business of importance to come before the meeting, the prerjy,
sident called upon Mayor Robinson of
Kamloops to address the association.
After introductory remarkB complimenting Ihe Association on the good record it had made ln the short time since
its organization and referring to the
actual results at the polls that had rewarded its efforts, Mayor Robinson
stated that in his capacity of member
of executive of the B. C. Association he
aimed to visit each Conservative association in the northern half of the
Vale-Cariboo electoral division. Aa
that plan would include a district extending north as far as Fort Fraser
ai"! from Si Elmo, near Hope, on the
west to Three Valley on the east it was
an ambitious program that he had mapped out for himself. Mr. Robinson did
not ini -,d to speak on political questions
at the present but would confine himself to a talk on organization. The
Chase association had accomplished
much. He warned them, however,
against becoming dissatisfied if sometimes the powers that be at Ottawa or
Victoria fail to see eye to eye with the
local organization. If such should be
the case it was no strange thing that
had happened to them, but they had
merely been repeating the experience of
other associations all over the country.
In Kamloops they had often sent iq requests that had been denied.
The speaker then went on to trace in
outline the political history of British
Columbia for the last fifteen years,
calling the time when in 1903 the credit
of the province waa so low that the
Bank of Commerce refused to advance
money for current expenses. That condition of affairs had come about as the
result of trying to conduct provincial
politics on other than straight party
lines. In that year Sir Richard McBride
had gathered about him a few followers
in opposition to his own leader and had
been called upon to form a government.
After nine years of his leadership the
province was now in the soundest financial position of any in the Dominion,
Aided by the financial genius of the
late Mr. Tatlow, who became minister
of finance, he had accomplished this
desirable end partially as the result of
organization of the provincial govern*
ment according to the party distinctions
that obtain in Dominion politics.
Turning to the matter of getting the
names of all Conservatives on the
oter's lists, Mr. Robinson spoke in
praise of the district of Edith Lake
south of Kamloops, which he had recently visited. It iB a section with a
large but scattered population. The
Conservatives there, however, had set
as their object the enrolment of every
possible vote. He had been informed
by two members of the Dominion government that there was not much likelihood uf a general federal election during the present year but that it was
almost sure to come in 1914. The un*
expected, however, sometimes happened
and it was well to be in a state of constant preparation.
Having finished with the subject of
organization the speaker took occasion
to say a few words in appreciation of
Mr. Shaw and his work as representative at Victoria. Mr. Shaw had de*
feated him in the contest for the nomination two years ago, a defeat for which
he had afterwards been glad, for Mr.
Shaw had possessed more leisure time
to give to the interests of the con
stituency than would have been the
case with himself for the past two
years. Mr. Robinson spoke highly of
Mr. Shaw's effectiveness as a representative, stating that though he does
not often speak in the house he is
listened to with attention when be does
take the floor. Though Mr. Shaw, like
everyone else, had his enemies, Mr.
Death of Prof. Rhodes.
News haa come to this office of the
death of a man of science, well known
for his writings and his text-books on
scientific subjects.
Prof. J. Rhodes of Kirkstall Grange,
Yorkshire, England, was visiting in
Paris, caught cold and died of pneumonia
in the hospital on January 20th before
any of his relatives could reach him.
The deceased was 72 years of age.
He was a first cousin of the late Cecil
Rhofes, the South Africatyemtoire build*
orTrae was" welfknown as a nathem>
tical coach, and hie former students,
who are fonnd all over the world, not a
few of them in Vancouver and Victoria,
speak of him as a man of brilliant talents.
The sympathy of the many friends
Bhe has made during her residence of
the past few months in Sorrento will be
extended to Professor Rhodes' daughter,
Miss Emily Rhodes.
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Robinson believed that he did good work
for hia constituency.
In closing his address the speaker
again took occasion to warn the Association against the danger of dissension, from which, he complimented
them, the Chase organization was so
far free. He advised them to discuss
all questions to a finish in their meet
ings and then abide by the will of the
majority. He wished that any requests
that were to be made to Mr. Burrell at
Ottawa should have the official sanction
of the associations, for with a constituency eight hundred miles long by
two hundred miles wide the representative could not be possessed of that
intimate knowledge of the country that
would enable him to judge of the reasonableness or otherwise of requej
made to him by single individuals,
Coming clothed with the prestige of
six times mayor of Kamloop/ and of the
confidence reposed in him by the leaders of the party in whose councils he
occupies a place of prominence,' it was
to be expected that what Mr. Robinson would bave to say to the Conservatives of the Chase district would be
listened to with interest. Hia quiet,
business-like delivery and the impression he conveys of possessing a reserve
of knowledge on the subjects he touches
upon would in itself, however, have
commanded for him the attention with
which his address was received. In a
casual reference during hts speech to
the question of the Dominion naval
policy he intimated that at some future
date he might have something to Bay to
the people of Chase upon that subject.
It is certain that another visit from Mr.
Robinson to speak on any subject he may
choose will be looked forward to with
pleaaure by those who heard him on
Monday night.
A vote of thanks was tendered to the
speaker for his visit and for his address,
and to the officers for the past year for
the faithful discharge of their duties.
After the enrolment of new members
and the payment of dues the meeting
adjourned, and was followed by a session of the newly chosen executive.
''In considering the must usual activities of Boards of Trades it min'it be well
to divide the work into three ..lasses (1)
Education, (2) Industrial und Commercial, and (3) Administrative.
Educational���Under this heud the moat
important duty of any Board of Trade
in a new community is in connection
with the advertising. You must educate
the world' to the resources, the potentialities and the attractions of your city
and district. Unless the business men
of the locality do this, other places with
fewer attractions but with more enterprise will gather in the population.
Your advertising may be much or little
but make it effective; keep it honest
and have it attractive and results will
follow. To make your advertising effective you must keep everlastingly at
if. * Sporadic efforts to create an interest in any locaity are a waste of time
and eiergy. Divide your appropriation
in such a manner that one form of publicity fellows an earlier one before the
first ie ���ntirelvfpqnTte-',- The amount
of publidjy-'you receive ia governed
largely bufthe amount you have to ojend
and the.'-cliannels in which it is spent;
it/the continuity of your advertising    *
can always be maintained.
Keep your advertising honest Tell
the truth about conditions; deal fairly
with prospects. Every satisfied settler
coming in response to your publicity
work is a continuous advertiser of your
community, but every one who forma
the opinion that he haa been lured to
the city or district under false pretences
will be a knocker who will keep others
Make your advertising attractive.
Quality is better than quantity of material. One good illustration Is better
than a hundred amudgey cuts in a pamphlet. One thousand words of well writ-
.... inalU*.- *t .' < .. r than a whole book
of ill digested tommyrot. Advertising
money properly invested will always
give good returns, and I think that if
these few suggestions were considered
Board of Trade advertising there
would be less money wasted than is at
present the case."
Issue New Bank Stock.
Toronto, Jan. 20.���At the annual
meeting of the shareholders of the
Dominion Bank to-day an announcement of a new stock issue of one million dollars waa made. The stock will
be offered to shareholders at 216.
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It wm Memorial Day and New Eng
land honored it* dead heroes with tumult
of acclaim. In the principal's room of
a grammar school a few miles out of
Boston a veteran of the Grand Army
harrangued the boys and girls. His
speech wis not eloquent, nor even grammatical. He showed hia battle scars,
and hia bleary eyes lighted with satisfaction as he told how he "had killed
his man." Young America in the
benches went wild with patriotism*
The grizzled old man, commonplace to
the last degree, was for the moment
glorified aa in their eyes he stood for the
"Stars and Stripes." "You belong to
the greatest country in the world," he
told them, and the desks rattled with
their enthusiasm.
In the teacher's chair Bat the writer
of this letter, trying to reconcile her
native British sentiment with the part
expected of her in this most American
celebration. When the speaker turned
to leave Bhe thanked him, and in the
short conversation that followed betrayed her Canadian birth and sympathies. To her amazement the old man
claimed her as a countrywoman. "Why,
1 was born in Canada," he said, "I
came to Canada from Tatamagouche,
Nova Scotia."
So the republic has absorbed the
young life of Canada. In the wildly applauding young Americans that day we
counted several children of Canadian
born parents. All over the United
States, indeed, are the children of our
people, a part of its life, and vociferating its praises as "the greatest country
in the world."
During many years of experience in
various classes of Canadian schools I do
not remember a scene similar to the
one I have described. In many country
districts of the Maritime Provinces Boston is the young people's Mecca. Very
few feel deeply the Bense of resnonsi-
bility to their own country. Neither do
they have the reverence for their country's institutions and for their country's
flag that is instilled into the American
from his cradle. In the New England
school spoken of above a new flag hud
been supplied. The old one, a tattered
remnant was reverently folded and laid
in a closet. I considered it in the way
and to an urchin who waB one day helping me arrange this closet I suggested
as theTiag could float in the breeze
;r it wight as well be burned,
ed ujon
me in outraged pat
riotism, "What! burn the American
flag!" he said.
The average American never dream,
that any country can offer better opportunities than his own. To tb* Canadian there is always the opportunity of
emigration. The greater industrial development of the United States offers
higher wages to the mechanic and laborer. In a recent editorial the Tribune
commented on the better chances for
the literary man. The doctor, the
minister and the college professor have
joined the exodus from Canada In the
well founded belief that Uncle Sam will
appreciate their talents and remunerate
their work.
While this exodus hu depleted Canada
it has enriched the United States.
Many of the best men in the latter
country are of Canadian birth. When
Americana exult in the talents and
character of their ambassador to Greece
they usually forget that he waa born
and brought up on a Prince Edward
Island farm. Think what it would
mean could this tide of Canadian life,
which haa for a generation flooded the
United States, be turned back to enrich the country from which it came.
What Canada needs is a crusade for
nationalism. The true American's eye
kindles not bo much when he speaks of
his town or his state as when he speaks
of his country. On the other hand, one
seldom hears a native of Eastern Canada, on his own ground, speak of himself as Canadian. That term he reserves
for the French habitants of Quebec. For
himself, he is content to be a man without a country.
In the development of the Canadian's
national sense there ib no more potent
factor than the rapid growth of the
west. The youth of the east need no
longer turn to the United StateB in
search of larger opportunities. "Go
west, young man, go west." And he
does. "They're coming tu Chase," and
they're coming to every available part
of western Canada. It remains for the
east and the west to clasp hands and
know thnt their interests are one. Not
"I am a British Columbian," nor "I am
an Albertan or a Nova Scotian," but
"We are Canadians of Canada." Let
the schools be more und more Canadia-
nized. To live for the upbuilding of
one's country is as noble as to die in its
defence, and nowadays it is much more
to the point. Let this be instilled in
every Canadian child. Let him know
that while he works in the interest of
his town, his country or his province he
fosters the growth of that larger national
life of which he is a part. So in a great
country shall we have a great \ and
patriotic people. ]'
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Sixty Days
As a new firm' is taking over
this store on j April 1st, for the
purpose ��f Opening up a general
store, to reduce the stock as
low as possible in the next
sixty days, I will/ give a
Discount of 10 ����..
On all Stoves, Graniteware,
Tinware and Furniture.
Vice-President Scanlon States That
New Mill Will Soon
Be Finished.
Victoria Jan. 27.���"We are producing
at our first mill about one hundred
tons of news-print paper per day,
and we expect to have the other
mill, which has a capacity of one hundred and fifty tons, finished at an early
date. Our product at present is in good
demand both on this side and in the
United States, and we sail all through
the Pacific Coast country. We are
having no difficulty at present in obtaining all the labor we need in our logging
camps, an there is a decided improvement in the supply of men trained in
the paper manufacturing business.
When we first stated we had to contend
with the difficulty of obtaining mevof
this type, but we have been educating
new men in the business and it is
steadily becoming more widely known
that we have mills at Powell River,
with the result that men are coming in
gradually increasing numbers and finding work at our plant."
The foregoing briefly sums up the
conditions at the plant of the Powell
River Pulp & Paper Company, at Powell
River, to-day. Mr. M. J. Scanlon, vice-
president of the company, is staying at j
the Empress Hotel for a few days, and i
expresses great satisfaction with the*j
progress made during the past few.
months. Though comparatively recently
in operation, the plant finds a good
market for its product, and as it becomes
more widely known it is expected that
there will be even greater development
of its business through the western part
of Canada and the United States.
Mr. Scanlon is typical of the best
factor in the industrial development of
the province of British Columbia. A
tall, strongly-built and erect man of
middle age, he is rather youthful in appearance, has a most engaging personality, and unconsciously gives one an
impression of solidity and strength of ���
character. He is widely known to a
great many in the western section of
the province, either personally or by reputation.
Discussing the resources of the company Mr. Scanlon said: "I think that
we may be said to have a perpetual
Bupply of timber. We are taking care
in our slashing to remover'ar*^ element:
of danger from fire; in fact I may say
we have reduced that risk to a mini*
mum. The question of re-afforestation
we have not yet gone into thoroughly,
but it is our intention to do as much as
possible to secure the growth of youn
ger trees."
Asked what he thought of the spruce
supply Mr. Scanlon stated that the company has found that just aa good pulp
may be obtained from other varieties of
R.  P.  Bradley's
Hardware   Store
Chase, B.C.
C. P. R. Improvements.
Montreal, Jan. 26.���The following improvements are announced for this
year in British Columbia by the Canadian Pacific Railway. British Columbia coast service : New tug boat for
car birge between Vancouver and
island. Lengthen Princess Mary by
forty feet. Increase stateroom capacity from sixty to eighty. Princess
Sophia fuel oil installation. British
Columbia lake and river steamers: New
steam tug for Okanagan lake. ' Eight
car barge for Okanagan lake. Eight
car barge for Arrow lake. Fifteen car
barge for Kootenay lake. One steel
hull steamer for Okanagan lake. New
branch lines : Kootenay centre Skook-
umchuck, 60 miles. Coronation to
Sedgewick, 26 miles, Kootenay Central,
42 miles to Mile 60, south of Golden.
Standardization of Kaslo and Siocan
railway from Whitewater to Kaslo, 17
miles. There will be 81 miles of double
track built in British Columbia from
Vancouver to Ruby creek, a portion
of this, between Vancouver and New
Westminster is already built and in
operation, the balance to Ruby creek
will be completed this year. New terminal station, wharfage at Vancouver,
and trackage at False creek yards.
Underwriters Hard Hit.
London, Jan. 27.���Insurance underwriters estimate that they have already
lost approximately $10,000,000 on account of the storms which have swept
over the North Atlantic around the
coasts of the British Isles, since Christmas. This sum must be paid out by
the companies within the next few
Except for (6,000,000 lost in one
night in the wreck of the Titanic, the
losses since Christmas are stated by
underwriters to be the heaviest since
February, 1899, when 14 vessels bound
from America to England foundered in
about a week, involving a loss of $1,600,
000, In the present period one day's
losses at Lloyd's amounted to about
Thirty vessels already have been hopelessly wrecked, while seven more are
reported missing.
In mil Its Different
Produds such as:
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In choosing a place to live in you must consider:
First: Its convenience as a location for your
business. Chase is centrally located on the main line
of the C. P. R. about half way between Vancouver
and Banff. A man whose business is in the interior
of British Columbia could not be better placed.
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Second: Its healthfulness. Here again Chase scores.
The town is located on a dry gravel bench, which
insures dry, clean streets and a warm soil that lends
itself to the cultivation of beautiful gardens and grounds.
The natural drainage is perfect.
The water supply is of the purest. There has
not been a case of typhoid in Chase for more than
two years.
The opportunities for. recreation are unexcelled.
Lake, river and mountain each furnish its own form of
sport For fishing and hunting there is no better district
in the province. The growing fleet of boats and the
annual regatta bear witness to its fine boating facilities.
There is no better bathing beach in the interior than
the Chase beach.
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Third: Modern conveniences. Chase has an excellent
gravity water system with a pressure well over a
hundred pounds.
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The electric light system is efficient and the rates
are reasonable. \   \ r**f
You won't need to look at your Catalogue for Bargains now
A. S. FARRIS, of c
Has turned over his entire stock to the Vancouver Sale and
Advertising Co. to dispose of for him QUICKLY. He is not
going out of business, but he needs the money���and in order
to get it quickly we realize that he must produce BARGAINS,
the like of which you have never seen before.    So here goes.
SALE STARTS FRIDAY, FEB. 7th, AT 10 o clock
The Stock consists of Men's Suits, Underwear, Shirts, Mackinaws, Boots, Mocassins,
Sox, Pants, Blankets, Furnishings of All Kinds, Piece Goods of Every Description, and
All Kinds of Ladies' Goods. ,
Now, Men, we are going to save you lots of money at this Sale, and it will pay you
to come many miles to partake of. this feast of Bargains. So don't miss it. Be on hand
when the doors open.   There will be 8 days of fast and furious selling with bargains galore.
F.   HAYHURST-tger-WUl Slash the Prices
The Greatest Price Slasher
That Ever Put On a Sale.
He is Heralded All Through
The Province As The One
Big Bargain Giver.
From Our Neighbours
Items Gathered by Our Special Correspondents
?c.xton Valley.
Aa this is a section of the country
fr���in which 1 have seen no communication in -ie Tribune, I send this short
sketch, for the columns of your valuable
p:i;v-.*i- or the waste basket, as the Editor
in hia wisdom Bhall deem most fitting.
Paxton Valley, and China Valley, are
terma rather loosely applied to quite a
-ope of country, the largest and best
part of which is not properly included
in either, but lies in the valley of Chase
Creek, and adjacent thereto.
The greater part of Chase Creek
Valley ia at present tied up in the forest
reserve, and the settling and development of this locality is greatly retarded
thereby, previuus to the construction of
the wn/on road along ChaBe Creek, few
white people had ever seen much of the
valley, ai.d in the present unfinished
state of the road, there is little except
oral travel on it.
Hut when the road is completed to
Six Mile Creek, it will furnish a more
practicable route from Chase and vicinity
to Grande Prairie, Salmon Valley, and
the Okanagan country than any other
possible route. Slahultken, at the junction of Six Mile Creek and Salmon River,
ia a place of great promise, the very extensive deposits of gypsum alone being
sufficient to insure building of a town
with the advent of the railway, and the
possibilities of the fruit-growing industry of that locality have been clearly
demonstrated 1 y Mr. W. A. A. Warren,
Mr. Thos. Smit;. anil others.
' Mr. J. Freeman conducts a general
store at Slahaltken, ru'd has u aaw mill
in process of construction, and the plant
for working the gypsum is, or will soon
be commenced.
The proposed route of the unfinished
portion of the Chase Creek Valley road
posseses Bcenic attractions of no mean
order. Pillar Lake ia a beautiful body of
water over a mile in length, and averag
ing about a quarter of a mile in width.
and unknown depth, which only wants
stocking with rainbow trout to become
an ideal resort for the disciples of
Izaak Walton, and the Pillars, from
which the lake takes its name, need to
be seen to be appreciated, and are well
worth the trouble of coming to see.
I have dwelt at thiB length on this be
Received too late for insertion last week.
Mr. Mitchell has been staying in
Kamloops on land businesa for the past
few days.
Mrs. J. Reedman of Blind Bay is at
the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops
and is the mother of a fine baby girl.
Mr. and Mrs. Kinghorn went down to
Kamloops for a day last week.
Mr. Duckett has been presented with
a little son and went down to Kamloops
to see his wife and baby yesterday and
found them doing well.
Mr. and Mrs. Kinghorn'held an entertainment at Spes Bona on Tuesday,
January 2lBt, for the pupils of Sorrento
school and gave the children, teacher
and other friends a splendid time. Alice
in Wonderland, the Three BeBrs, Cinderella, and other stories, beautifully illustrated, were thrown on the screen by
a capital magic lantern, belonging to
Miss Flora Kinghorn and kept the children enthralled for a long time. And
new interest was given to these and
other well known stories as they were
pictured by Mrs. Dickey'B and Mi. W.
Syson's explanation of them. After
the lantern slides had been shown there
was tea served in the dining-room and
this was followed by games und music
and ended with three cheers for host
and hostess by the pupils as they took
cause 1 am not sure that the good people
of Chase are fully alive to the importance of this road, and because I am fully
pesuaded that Chase has a future as a
summer resort, and the importance of
an automobile road, connecting Chase
with Grande Prairie and the Okanagan
country and intermediate points, and
possessing scenic attractions such us
this can hardly be over-estimated.
And right here, let me add, I am not
overlooking the necessity of a short cut
from the Chase Creek bridge, (the high
bridge) down to Chase, which Will cut
off about three miles of very bad road.
Hezekiah Hayseed.
Squilax and
Turtle  Valley.
Dead? No, nor Bleeping either. The
reason that we have not been heard
from lately ia that thinga around here
are moving ao faat a man can scarcely
catch his breath between meals. The
very dogs refuse to wag their stern appendage, conserving the energy in case
they have to join the hustlers after the
tall timber. Even the domestic hens
are working overtime, non layers helping the road monkeys to scratch trails
which resound with the yells of teamsters hauling logs, ties, cordwood or
grub. This is certainly a busy section
just now.
Amidst thiB seeming chaos Napoleon,
in the person of Mr. Fred Estey, the
genial manager of the new mill company, Ib busy like the rest, jumping
round with his scaler's rod of office,
wearing on his rubicund countenance a
smile tbat acid wouldn't fade.
Morrison Bros, and Nicholson uf Duck
Range have a bunch of teums hauling
and decking; Alphonse LaChere, also of
Duck Range, is hauling Mr. R. Lovelett's
logs, and Fred Coburn has a couple of
teams gathering in hi�� cut.
In the courseof a few daya work is to
be started fixing up the mill. A new
conveyor and burner are amja'rjg the
improvements that are to be made.
Ex-President Phil McBryan and Jim
Craig are to handle thiB business.
The Scott & Heitman camp has been
reinforced by four more tie-makers and
their contract is being hurried along in
great shape. The C. P. R, inspector
was here last week and complimented
them on the grade of ties they are putting out.
The cordwood jugglers are pretty
busy too. Robert Meyers shipped three
cars laat week and J. Cooper is shipping
just as fast as he can load them.
Mr. Fleming ia loading hay. Corporal Ernest Bradley of the auxiliary
forces iB acting aB hia chief of staff,
with Ned Kyle as aide-de-camp.
Mrs. Alex McBryan and Mrs. F. Co-
burn have returned from Ducks, where
they had the sad duty of attending the
interment of their sister, Miss Jessie
Walker. The sympathy of the community is extended to these ladies in
their recent bereavement, it being only
a short time since they lost their father,
who died at Kamloops,
r. Milton, the insurance agent, paid
ui a visit last week and I understand he
went away quite satisfied with the result of his trip.
We are pleased to report the convalescence of the Squilax Ladies' Aid
(Mrs. Jas. Craig) who haa been rather
indisposed for Borne little time.
Genial Joe Sands has invested in a
team, butclaimsone of them isa kicker.
Now Joe has been camp cook so long
one would naturally think he was quite
used to kickers and should know how to
handle them.
Miss Ruth Hutchinson, the young
lady in charge of the Turtle Valley
school, whose home, by the way, is at
Pritchard, is of the progressive type. I
understand she is arranging for a series
of concerts, tableaux vivants, etc., but
more of this later.
The post office in Squilax will soon be
in operation at the store, where business is so brisk that Mrs. Craig had to
requisition more help. Mre. L. Simpson is now on duty there. .
It iB with regret we note the fact
that Rhyming Red Thompson of Pritchard was not mentioned in the recent
New Year's honors. The least we had
expected was that he would have been
made Poet Laureate, at least of B.C.,
but Chawles never knows when he is
beat and one of these days our local Bob
Service will awake to fame.
The dreadnought committee of the
Squilax and Valley B. of T. emphatically endorse the government naval
policy. The president, John Torin,
voiced the opinion that it would be of
benifit to haw growers and probably enhance the value of cordwood, of which
commodity he holds quite a stock.
Mr. McClure is a frequent visitor to
Squilax. His headquarters iB at the
Craig store, which is the rendzvous of
all the ranchers, mill m ������ / loggi and
Indians of tlie district, a truly interesting spot. This one will be expounding
the Darwinian theory or the beauties of
Chopin or Beethoven, while another is
giving a scientific diatribe on the culture of timothy, a third is elucidating
the intricacies of the naval policy or the
Munroe doctrine, and may be a fourth
or fourteenth is loading a sleigh with
logs so heavy that one can almost hear
the building shake.
"The immensity of nature strikes
every one with the same awed feeling."
"No, it doesn't. I took a girl to the
circus once and she told me she thought
the hippopotamus was cute."
Pritchard.       f
Chas. Parker made a trip to Kamloops
on Monday, returning the same day.       '
Gordon Abbott was a Pinantan vistor
on Sunday last. /
Geo. Strange was a visitor to Kamloops the fore part of the week.
Peter Deroo made a business trip to
Kamloops on Mondav.
Paul Kennedy made a trip to Kamloops
one day last week.
Douglas Ross and Fred Bell of the
firm of Bell & Ross, logging contractors,
were business cailers in Kamloops Monday.
Gordon Fraser and Grant Berger of
Martin Prairie, who have a contract baling hay for Senator Bostock of Ducks,
spent Sunday at their homes..
W. F, Barnes of Chase, accompanied
by the inspector of government school
buildings, called here on their way to
Martin Prairie * school house on Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Scouten, who for some
time past have been living on their ranch
on the north side of the river, left Monday for Kamloops where they expect to
spend the winter.
M. P. Patterson and Mr. Pement of
China Valley drove down to Pritchard on
Monday. Both gentleman are extensive
hay growers and were down this wav
looking for a market for their products.
R. H. Brett, who has been at the
coast attending the Central Farmers'
Institute, returned home Wednesday
evening, A full account of the business
done while away will appear in next
week's issue.
The ghosts that last spring startled
all our natives and made the ladies cover
up their heads and say their prayers
backward has at last been run to the
ground. The Spook catching correspondent of the Tribune, who at one time
had the position of extracting haunts
from haunted houses in an eastern city
had the honor of the capture, but as he
had to sit on a hairpin and swear with
his toes crossed that he would never reveal the mighty secret the readers
will have to do without the sensation
which they have a legal right to
until such a time as the aforesaid cor*
respondent haa accumulated enough
ready cash to defray his funeral expenses and then the world shall know
the truth, even if we do have a horror
of being stabbed to death with a hat
pin that has not been sterilized.
Kamloops or?
of big fat larnl
of Kamloops al
Duck Range ai-|
James Sinclair/
past has been loggi-V
way, passed through'
and reports plenty of snow
tical purpose up in .the valle?
A dance is to be held in the Duel
Range school house on Friday of this
week. Ab the people of thiB community
are noted for their abilities in conducting social affairs a good time can be expected and a full house looked forward
Chas. Hadlow, one of the ranchers on
the north side of the river, drove over
to Pritchard on Thuresday last. Mr.
Hadlow says "in places the snow had
fallen to such a great depth that they
were forced to tunnel a road through
the drifts." If anyone doubts this
statement Mr. Hadlow will be pleased
to show them the shovel he did it with.
Mr. Jas Armstrong returned home to
Squilax on Tuesday.
We regret that Mr. Geo. Murray is
confined to his bed, but hope to see. him
round agair* before long.
Visitors to Kamloops this week were
Mrs. Talbot, Messrs. Geo. and Ralph
All the young ladies have been stricken
dumb. Scared that by accident they
may let a word drop as to their costumes
for the Uth.
Mrs. Fred Coburn and Mrs. Alex McBryan take this opportunity of thanking one and all for their sympathy and
kindness during their recent bereavement
On Monday a number of the citizens
attended the annual Chase Conservative
Association meeting. When Mr. Robinson addressed the meeting after business had been concluded.. A full account will be found in another column.
On Saturday last Mrs. Nelson and
party went down to Mrs. Geo. Hoffman's, where dancing, games, etc.,
were indulged till the wee hours of the
morning when, bidding our hosts goodbye, we returned only regretting the
time had flown too quickly.


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