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Array B.C. Gov. Agent-469-Jiuy
VOLUME    21.
No. 2
Women's Institute
The annual meeting of the Women's
Institute was held on Tuesday, Jan.
6th, in the Maple Hall, when a very
representative gathering was assembled.
The president, MrB. E. H. Leaman, I
called the meeting to order, and proceedings commenced with the singing
of the Maple Leaf, Mrs. E. D. Ireland leading at the piano,
The secretary, Mrs. Shaw, read the
minutes of the December meeting
which were approved. Among the
correspondence a most interesting letter was read from Mrs. Watt who Is
visiting in England. Mrs. Watt is |
tbe secretary of the Advisory Board j
dl Women's Institutes for British Columbia.
The president's address wh'ch followed immediately was as appended:
Ladies and Fellow Members,
I am expected at this stage of the
meeting to give an address, but I
think you all know by this time I
am not good at speechmaking. However, I would not like this opportunity to pass without saying a few
words. First, I must wish you all
a happy and prosperous New Year.
The past year has been a very sad
and sorrowful one, attended by so
many disasters on land and sea and
this most terrible war, which has
been gong on so long. The prospects at present are not very bright,
but we hope and pray before long
we sheJil have peace.
I am pleased to say the past year
has been a very successful one for
our Institute. I need not go into details of the different work which haB
been done, as the secretary-treasurer's and the director's report will
deal with that.
Our success has not been achieved
by one individual but by the co-operation of each and every member. I
feel that you have all had the interests of the Institute at heart or you
woil d not have attended so well as
you have done.
Before c'osing my few remarks, I
would like to than'i every member
for the kind support given to me
during my term of office and I would
urge each ons of you to give the same
support and co-operation to my successor as yoi have to me.
Let us ever keep our motto before
us, "For home and country," rnd if
we continue working in unity there is
no reason why our Institute should
not be even more successful in tbe
Again I thank you sincerely for
yoir kind support and wish you all
a happy New Year.
The president's address was accepted and a hearty vote of tht n'ts accorded Mrs. Leaman for the kindly,
tactft.fi and courteous mnmrr in
wblcb she has always conducted the
The directors' report was read by
Mrs. Oeo. Couldwell and showed an
increase of membership by 4 ap.a'mt
that of 1913, the total number of
members to December 31st, 1914, being 96. The number of meetings held
during 1914 were: Twelve regular
meetings, 8 directors' meetings, i
fancy wo:' classes, 1 sewing meeting,
3 socials and dances and 15 d:ess-
making classes by Madam Orohe.
The average attendance for the past
year was 41.
In August three delegates were
sent to the convention at Nelson, the
ladles elected being Mesdames Shaw,
(Continued on Page Four)
Navigable  Waterway
Golden to the Pacific Coast
Columbia Valley, B.C.,
January 5, 1915
To the Editor Prospector:
Sir,—It is understood that the
United States investigations have ds-
monstrated that the Columbia River
can, with a moderate expenditure, be
made navigable for vessels from British Columbia to the Pacific ocean.
It is a well known fact that up to
1897 the Kootenay River from Jennings, Montana, to Fort Steele, as
far up aB Wasa, was used by transport steamers, and the Columbia
river was used from Golden to Windermere La'.e. The headwaters of
the Columbia and Kootenay rivers
were connected with a canal at Ca-
inai Flats. If a proper lock-system
was provided at that point and a
moderate amount of dredging done,
this grand waterway could be made
available for steam traffic from .Golden to Jennings, Montana; between
this point and Bonners.Ferry, Idaho,
are falls. Another lock system at
that point would make it possible to
navigate the Kootenay to below Nelson. A series of locks and canals
would connect the Kootenay with
the Columbia River. If only,the portion first alluded to (Golden to Jennings, Mont.) was completed it would
bn a great help in devil oping and rais
ing tha value of the property
throughout the Columbia and Kootenay Valleys.
I have noticed that huge expenditures which must amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars have
been mads on the waterways of West
Kootenay by dredging, construction
of wharves and landings, but it is a
peculiar, fact that no Dominion money has been spent a'ong those lines
n East Kootenay. The people have
a right to ask why vast amounts
; have been spent in West, and practically none in East Kootenay. If wc,
do not say much we can thn-'. a
j whole lot.
lt is understood that Mr.   A.   E.
I Watts is more than likely    to be the
next member for East Kootenay.    I
i would like to have bim express   bis
opinion and also his,intentions as to
the foregoing policy. I am aware
that the ordinary politician dare do
nothing to o!teni great railway corporations and water competition iB
not relished by railway companies.
Mr. Watts' record in the past shows
he was not afraid to champion the
cause of the people in preference to
bending the knee to corporations.
Unfortunately for the people past
champions of thsir cause have not
continued that course. We cannot
tell why but it is imagined that the
tempting blandishments of those interested in silencing powerful; critics
have been too much for the nuondam
champions, and the only possible
cure for that is to have a candidate
sign an undertaking to be subject to
recall on the demand of his constituents, and further that he should
promise to live amongst them a cer-
ta'n period,after each session and report personally to tbem what work
he has done or attempted to do; aB
a rule we only see candidates when
they are after orir votes, and some
of our members we never see at all
and hear nothing of what they have
done or tried to do.
Like many others I am not a rabid po'itician and believe tbat there
are things of more importance than
sticking to party lines and supporting a man just because he is put up
by any party, and in the future I
will support no candidate who will
not definitely announce his personal
I attitude on questions of great importance to the people, and it is encouraging to note that a great many
people are beginning to thin't for
themselves; the next tb'ng is to act
when the proper time comes.
The man who will express himself
on the great questions of the day and
give a definite undertaking to work
for and support certain measures for
the welfare of tbe people is the one
who should receive tbe undivided support of the masses regardless of Political affiliations.
A very   interesting birthday   par-
I ty   was   held   in   tbe   Presbyterian
! church on Thursday, January Tth, to
commemorate   the opening    of   that
! church.   A splend'd program was giv-
; en snd   an extrordinary amount   of
' talent   exhibited.    The chairman   in
, his   opening  remarks welcomed   the
audience   on   behalf    of the I.a lies'
Aid and explained thnt the proceeds
would be given over to the   But get
schime of the church.    Rev,  W.   K.
'Ihouson took the f'oor an I    ln    a
few words reviewed the work of the
church und its progress,
i   Thi program consisted of the following pnrts:
Selection by the Juvenile o"chestra
Recitation   by   Messrs.  Scott   and
Vocal solo by MrB. Nisbet.
Trio by Messrs. Parker.
Vocal solo by Mr. Muir.
Vocal duet hy Mrs.  Paterson   and
Mcsda-ncs WaTnger nnd Lister and
Messrs,  Parker.
At the close of the entertainment
thc company retired to tbe schoolroom where John F. Smith cut the
birthday cake, and coffee, tea, cakcB
and sandwiches were handed around.
Splendid Contribution
to the Snnshina Society
January 4th, 1915.
Mrs. A. A. Johnson,
Secretary of Sunshine Society,
Cranbrook, B. C.
We   present     our   compliments to
your society   and congratulate   you
and the members on ths   good work
you   have accomplished in   relieving
the distressed, and take [leasure   in
ottering you a yearling Holsteln heifer (photo enclosed)  which it is   understood you will bave railed, so as
to obta'n  the largest sum   possible
for your society.
Below tind pedigree:
Holstein   Friesian   Association
of Canada.
Certified copy of pedigree recorded
In   thc   Canadian   Holsteln Friesian
Herd Bo.jk, No. 8501,   Volume 13.
Male—Sir Clotbllde Aaggie Joh nm.
Hire—Sir Auggic  Joh-nna—No. *(•*..
H. B.
Dam-Bleske Clothilde 2nd--No.  8674.
H. B.
Secretary and Registrar.
Tbls Is to certify that the   above
pedigree Is on record in volume 13.
| Corporations, Governments and
the People
(By A. E. Watts.)
In the past Governments have been
condemned for assisting the great
corporations who made possible the
initial development of the Dominion
by ths construction of trans-continental highways.
Bismarke said that the Government
must own the railways or the railways will own the Government. The
opinion prevails today that the latter part of Bismarke's remark is applicable to Canada, and it will be
difficult to remove that impression
unless the great corporations will
work in unison with the people in a
practicable manner, to demonstrate
the fallacy of the charge tbat tbey
are the Octopii, the blood suckers of
the toiling producers. Corporations
have ths power to do this, and
amongst their officials are men of superb intelligence who, if endowed
with the power, could do wonders in
the way of helping ths would-be producers to produce.
The purely critical man is destructive in his temperament, but the opposite is the case if the criticisms
are accompanied with suggestions of
a constructive and beneficial character, therefore, during these times of
financial stress it is wise to leave
criticisms of the past behind and
look to the possibilities of the immediate future.
As a potential power for good tbe
corporations are next to the Government supreme, if thsy choose to assist in tb? vast expansion which will
take place in Canada when the great
European conflict ceases.
Pdblic opinion today demands that
the attention of Domin'on and Provincial 'Toyernments sh'll be given
and made effective in assisting those
who are the bosic or primary source
of wealth in the great West, the agriculturists, stock raisers, fruit growers, etc., etc.
Tf the toiling masses of Europe
1 new thnt the corporations and the
Governments were ready to financially assist honest hard workers, on
eensrous and easy terms, to become
land owners, stock owners, anl so
forth, Canada weld in a few years
be pdpvtated with five times her
present population, thereby attracting other industries, and providing
work and food for forty millions or
so of people, giving work to railway
employees now idle and profitable
business for ra'lway companies, today without ea-ning capacity, for
thousands of miles of roads built in
advance of the requirements of the
people. There is only one cure or
panacea for things out of balance today; that they are out of balance,
n ne deny. It is a fact that mittens
oi acres of productive land cry for
lbs tiller of the soil in Western Cannda. Thotrands of people cry for
work anl would work If tbey could
get lt, hut today stand idle, cursing
ths fates, corporations and governments.
Now is the time for corporations
to work in I'n'son with the governments and the people, and so earn
the tatter's gratitude In place of distrust and opprobriim.
It is gratifying to see that our old
antagonist Hi Can-dim Pacific Railway Compnny is amen'in,' its ways
alnn" th's-x 1'ncR. nnd It continued
will hare n i rtronw supporter thi n
th<i writer In amHitint <n th- work
of making the coim'ry productive nntl
silt RiiHta'iiin,'. The policy now under consideration of the company in
one that wlll meet with thc appreciation of the public If It in generously und earnestly applied. THE PROSPECTOR, CRANBROOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA
©he gfroepectcn;, ©ritnlnrook, §. (&.
Published  Every Saturday Morning at Cranbrook, B.C.
F. M. Christian, general manager
Postage to American,  European (Br itish  Isles excepted)  and  other  foreign countries, 50 cents a year extra.
ADVERTISEMENTS—Advertising rates furnished on application. No
advertisements but those of a reputable character will be accepted for
ADVERTISERS AND SUBSCRIBERS.—Unless notice to the contrary
is given to local manager advertisements and subscriptions will he kept
running and charged up against their account.
21st YEAR
CRANBROOK, B.O    January 9, 1915
No. 2
Our readers will observe tbat this
week's issue o[ the Prospector is
much reduced in size. Owing to thc
financial stringency which has swept
o.er the country for months past
aud which h t8 heen seriously felt in
Cranbrook, merchants and others
who have been consistent advertisers
with us have been forced to curtail
their expenditures to the fullest extent. The local newspapers were the
tirst to (eel the pinch and there is
uow practically no advertising hen.
done at all. This being the chief
source of income from which any paper exists, the step we are taking
is one that we hope w.l.l assist us
in keeping the Prospector an organ
of importance to the citizens of Cran-
brook and district. We sha'l endeavor as heretofore to publish all the
news of the city all the time; to do
this we earnestly desire the co-operation of our readers in making the
Prospector their paper. Happenings
in your home and in your intimate
circles if sent in to the office or over
the lh^ne will he cheerfully recorded.
We want you to use the colomns of
thc Prospector and we cordially invite correspondence on public topics
or interesting events.
Through the system, or
wain o; system, that has been in
vogue in Cranbrook for years past
with the local papers, we have managed to become the owners of $1100
worth of arrearage of subscriptions.
If this amount was in thc tank to
our credit we might be able to pay
some very pressing creditors and still
have sufficient to keep the paper up
to Its standud. If your paper is in
arrears we should be glnd to receive
a remittance at once; it will help
considerably to keep the wo'.f from
the doo- and keep several families in
our  midst.    Do your best;  we   need
joir help along these lines NOW.
t   *    *    t
Under the caption "Mr. Watts AsJ:ed
a Few Question," the Herald portrays a vast amount of itnorance in
th? said interrogations. The majority are directed to Mr. Watts and
the Herald can be assured he will
answer them as they deserve. There
are several questions directed more
particularly to the Prospector itself,
and we can answer them in fhort
time and at the same time somewhat enlighten the poorly kept information bureau o! the Herald.
. . .
"Does he pay the Prospector for
the personal advertising that paper
is giving him week by week?" Answer: The Prospector has no name
on its bo0':s that discharges its liabilities with so much promptitude
nnd conscientiousness as Mr. Watts—
and his pny is liberal.
*    .    .    *
"Does thi editor of the Prospector
have any prerogative of his own except that given him strictly under
the orders of the mortgagee?" Answer: Whoever knows Mr. Watts, the
mortgagee referred to, a» well _« the
editor of the Prospector does, will
understand how contemptible and
mean the Inference thrown out ap-
ponrs. The Hernld can take it from
the editor that thore Is not a more
noble spirited man In thc district
than  Mr.   Watts in  many ways, and
to infer that he would Interfere with
o; try to control the individual in
hiB work is base to a degree. Mr.
Watts has never by wotd or deed
attempted to exercise any mtlucncc
ovor the editor just because he owns
a  mortgage over h.s plant.
In the local columns of the Herald
the following appears: "Last week's
Prospector carried 85 inches of space
under the name of A. E. Watts.
This wo ild mean four columns of
type, which, figured ot our advertising rate, would mean $20 to 'the poor
newspaperman.' The puzzle is, 'How
old is Ann?' The Prospector staff
has other things to occupy its attention than revising the measurement
of the amount of material published
under the name of Mr. Watts, but
taking the Herald's figures as correct they must be poor calculators.
The Herald's rate for advertising is
the same as the Prospector's, 25c an
inch. The editor df the Herald has
apparently lots of time on his hands
and if he worked out the figures
again hs would find that 85 inches
of advertising should be charged
$21.25. All of which proves there are
heaps of room for improvement in
the Herd.d's mensuration department.
The amount actually received for this
advertising was on a mush more liberal scale than this—and paid in advance, too,
Those who have the courage to criticize abuses win admiration, those
i who use falsehoods and wrongful Hi-
| ferences in their criticisms wlll win
i what is coming to them in the way
, of public censure when the whole
| truth is known. Along these lines of
I our own personal knowledge we can
unhesitatingly announce that the
| statements published by Mr. A. E.
, Watts are true in every particular regarding the arrangements with the
I workmen in the Prospector and the
| Herald plants. The Herald says it
I has ths documents to prove other-
, wise. We invite tbe Herald to pub-
j liBh, them;
*  *  *  *
"East Kootenay's Great Philanthropist" and "The New Moses in
thc Wilderness" as the Herald terms
Mr. Watts, if applied without the intended sarcasm, would be no more
than what ls due to him when we
know that compliments have been
paid to him by authorities usually
considered as above reproach in respect to their sincerity and truthfulness. Tho late Mr. Justice Mabee,
chairman of the Board of Railway
Commissioners, paid a well deserved
tribute to,bim for his endeavors in
fighting for the interests of the pco-
j pie against some of the great corporations; and the beneficial results
obtained nre fully anprec'.atcd by the
people on whose behalf he foitjfht,
Toronto Saturday night, ln ItB iB-
siie of January 11, 1913, in a long
editorial snid:
("Many tt reader of Holy Writ has
"thrilled ns ho rrnd the story of
"David and the Philistine, ftnd sin-
"glc handed his overthrow of thn
"wicked Goliath, (nco In a while
'an incident occurs to   show that
"thero are still heroes born of the
"order of David ready to attack
"the Goliaths of a revised version.
"There is a very good example in
"11. C. today of a fight just about
"as unequal as the old scriptural
"bout referred to. Tho modern
"David stands forth in the pcrBon
"of Mr. A. E. Watts, while his cn-
" trenched and powerful enemy is
"alleged to be the Canadian Pacilic
The article closes with the remark:
"There    Is   no   doubt   that   Mr.
"Watts deserves credit for his cam-
"paign antl he has earned the grn-
"tltllde  of  many  business  men    In
"his own Province."
Wo took  great pleasure in publishing   on    January 25th, 1913, an   editorial   Ifrom the  "Toronto Saturday
Night,"    In   which   he is called the
"Modern David," while his entrenched and powerful enemy is alleged to
be the Canadian Pacific Railway, The
article   closes   with "There    Is    no
doubt that Mr. Watts deserves credit
for his campaign, and he has earned
tho gratitude of many business men-
of his own Province."
Old timers, who have known blm
in this district for nearly 20 years
paBt, know that he does not deserve
thc slurs so cunn'n*ly cast by the
Herald with the plainly evident intention of inciting the ill-will of the
masses against him tor political reasons; it is positively childish for the
Herald to announce it did not mean
what it said. We feel well justified
in quoting a few of the things
amongst many others that Mr. Watts
has attempted and sometimes succeeded in accomplishing for the good
of the people:
"The revision of the regulations regarding the responsibility of railway
corporations as to fencing their railways and payment for damages sustained through their neglect.
"The better protection of public
rights to highways destroyed by corporations;'
"By the agitation started and kept
up by him for better protection from
fires started by ths railway companies.
"Ask the Brotherhood of Railway
Employees whether Mr. Watts was
afraid to swing the battleaxe on
their behalf and whsther he was
afraid to criticize one of the.Cabinet
ministers who was one of the leaders
of his own political party on that
"The general public know little
about ths great financial losses he
has sustained by these strenuous
Hghta, those who do know extend
their symuathy and approval of his
work; a small idea of what ths latter consists of might be obtained if
the amount of correspondence between
him and the various premiers, cabinet ministers, lead ng bankers, lumber
associations, and many others touching thiB important industry, were
read and examined. It is not too
mich to say that we believe no other man in Canada has done So much
in suggested legislation as Mr.
Watts. It is not surprising that the
men who are most closely allied with
him in the lumber industry express
more than ordinary regard and appreciation of his work.
"It is well known by a)! who read
that for many years Mr. Watts has
been the champion who fought the
buttles of the lumbermen: for instance, in 1907 he was in Ottawa several weeks before the Royal Commission, pleading the cause of a very
much neglected industry, (or which
politicians of both political parties
aro to blame, and he was not afraid
to severely criticize both ol them.
. . . .
lt Ib a well known fact that, the
credit of Cnnada has hern damaged
to such an extent that it will ti# o
years to recover from tho shocks
givon by the flotation of huge con-
corns from which In/esto's have received no returns, but tho promoters
have made huge returns.
Mr. Watts foresaw what the results would be in several flagrant
flotations and warned tho investors
through the British press. F0r this
he was taken to task by Calgary
pnpers and Board of Trade. In the
cases he criticized his predictions
have proved correct, nnd some of tbe
concerns   in the lumber business   in
1 particular,  through their acquisition
| of huge sums of capital, have proved to bo the worst scourge and curse
I to tho trade that has ever been cx-
I pcrienccd.
It is now recognized that he was
right and the damaging effect on
Cannd'an credit might ra""e been
nverted hd the loaders of public
opinion in the Dominion issued time-
j ly warnings of ths same nature.
•   •  •  ■
j    In   this   Mr.   Watts has for years
pnst been a  consistent and persistent
advocate   of paternalism or  governmental assistance, long before it was
1 mentioned by the Liberals.   He advo-
j cated the application of it to all the
I western   provinces.    His correspond-
1 ence with the Premier of Canada on
I this   matter contains original   ideas
! of   an interesting   and practical nature and there is good reason to h0pe
I that in   the near future when finan-
i cial affairs permit the policy will be
' adopted, and when it is, it will mean
much   towards hslping forward   the
rapid expansion and development   of
the West.
Knowing the attitude adopted by
Mr. Watts toward workmen and their
rights, of our own knowledge we can
say the thinly veiled slurs of the
Herald are unjustifiable; that he is
severe on work d.dgers and drones
who attempt to subsist on other
men's labor is well known, but the
fact that he has good workmen who
have been with him from 10 to 12
years speaks for itself.
It should he known also that the
subject of this article haB on many
occasions tried to introduce tbe cooperative system with employees on
the profit sharing plan.
Ten years ago he had 15 small
houses erected on land ready cleared
and tried to introduce workmen with
(families to take an active interest in
farming on a small scale, offered tho
houses and land rent free on the condition only that^ some industrious effort shori'd be made to produce something, the whole of the produce to
belong to the producer. At that time
work was plentiful and wages were
good and the farming proposition
was not very attractive to the roving spirits of those days.
Not long ago complaints were made
by the opposition that no land wns
available for many pre-emptors desirous of settling in this district.
Mr. Watts suggested that representations be made to the government
asking for land to he thrown open,
resolutions were passed at Conservative meetings ln favor of the same,
nnd a public meeting was called at
which Mr. Watts was chairman. Even
at that meeting the Liberal element
said nothing good would come of it
all. Very shortly after ths desired
land was thrown open for settlement
by tho government.
The Herald's policy of grousing and
misrepresenting Ifncts is ono of many
such which calls forth remarks recently mado by the San Francisco
"The respectable journals must
"suffer with the outlaws in the con-
"tempt which all must fool for
"rudeness and vulgnr merdsclous-
"ncss. If o'l" journalism is not ut-
"torly to loso respect and confidence tt must find ways to muzzle
Citizens Discuss Market Question
At the public meeting held in the
city hall Monday for the purpose of
discussing the market question there
was a Large attendance, with tbe farmers of the district in, the majority.
It ls to be regretted that there were
not more ladies present, as they are
the ones who would benefit from a
market equally with the farmer who
sells his produce. It was generally
conceded by those present that the
public market, now that it has received a good start, should be continued; not alone for the benefits
thnt would accrue to the housewife
but to the farmer who brings in his
produce. By so doing it would materially assist the district and encourage the growing of mixed produce, and that is what the land in
the district is most adapted for.
The meeting was called to order by
Mayor Simon Taylor, who in a few
brief words, expressed hie sympathy
with the movement. He called upon
Mr. Webb to explain the reason for
which the meeting was called.
Mr. Webb said the purpose of the
meeting wbb to endeavor to arrange
things bo that the market could become a permanent institution in
Cranbrook. He went on to explain
the difficulties that lay in the way of
the farmers and the competition to
which they were exposed, drawing
particular attention to ths Chinamen
wbo went from door to door and
sold vegetables of one sort or another. Mr. Webb suggested that the
city could pasB a bylaw prohibiting
door to door sales on tho day prior
to and the day of the market, and
by so doing he believed it would
greatly assist in making tbe people
come to tbe market to make purchases. He also pointed out that before the market would become an absolute success it was necessary to
make the prices reasonable; it must
be borne in mind that a person purchasing goods at the stores paid a
percentage for the service rendered,
such as delivery and time for payment, on the other hand a person
buying at the market paid cash and
had to carry his or her purchases
home. It is necessary for the farmer to lower his prices a little so
that they came below the prices
charged gt the stores to allow for
this difference and inconvenience.
"A prosperous farmer in the com.
munity is a lot better tban a hoBt
of kickers," "Once the people are
here they want to live," "The farmer who makes money by selling his
produce in the market invariably
buys other goods from the stores
before returning to his home," were
Rome of the important remarks further expressed by Mr. Webb.
A motion was then put to the meet
ing, moved by F. Dezall and seconded by T. Doris, "That in the opinion of this meeting a regular public
market would be for the benefit of
both consumer and producer in Cranbrook and the vicinity."
Mr. Watts asked the mover if he
would Include in his motion "and
that the municipal authorities be
asked to provide a public market."
The original motion was put to the
meeting and carried. Mr. Gill nlso
took part in the discussion and Bug.
gcBted that tbls or the new council
be aif.ed to subscribe to the market.
A vote of thtin'ts was then moved
and seconded by Mr. Watts and Webb
to be tendered to Mr. Wm. Hamilton
and Mr. W. B. McFarlane and others
who have so generously offered to
provide accommodation until such
time as the authorities are able to
provide suitable premises, Carried
Mr. A. C. Bowness then addressed
the meeting and said the purpose ot
same was to discuss the market
question and Its permanent establish
ment in the city. It was a step in
the right direction. The previous
inarkets had all been a success to
the farmers and to the citizens. He
said he had been in conversation
with several people and they were
satisfied with it. "It will be a success and I think the ratepayers
through thc council should help and
assist the project. Tbe question
might well be asked, 'What will be
the support of the community in the
future if tbis is not built up as an
agricultural centre? This market will
not be a djtriment to the merchant
but a help." He had been making
enquiries and he found that he could
buy pork, oats, potatoes, etc., much
cheaper here than on the prairtes.
"We Bhould do at we can to hslp
the market along."
If, as Mr. Gill then suggested, tho
council should provide ahuilding with
a yard for the market's use, Mr. A>.
B. Smith said he already had offers
of $100.00 worth of carpenter's work
to make any necessary alterations
Mr. C. R. Ward said he was heartily in sympathy with the movement,
and whilst he was not a prophet, he
would l.'.e to predict that ths lull.rt-
ing provided for the market to-d-iy
would not be large enough in tbe
near future. "We invite people to
come into the district but we do not
provide sufficient means lo dispose
of their produce." A tax on Chinamen going from door to door could
be imposed and' so remove any opposition that might be felt in that
quarter; a scheme of some kind could
be worked out to meet the neid He
was strongly in favor of the city
giving a grant and he suggested making proper representation to the incoming council.
Mr. Williams of the Reliable Egg
Farm explained that he bad not been
able to dispose of all his eggs and
said that it was essential for tbe
success of tbe market that tbe citizens patronize it better. Get the
habit and patronize the market was
his slogan to the people.
Mr. Bowness said he thought thnt.
the reason of there not being a larger attendance last week was on account of the change that had been
made trom Thursday to Saturday,
but now that the change was made
permanent he thought there would be
a much larger attendance.
Mr, Geo. Hougham with a few : e-
marks excellently well adapted to
the occasion, said the cash proposition was a new idea in western Canada. Retail merchants will support
the market hart and soul. The mar-
vet is essentially a bargain hunting
place. To enable it to be a' success
it required an intelligent organization and then the whole conmmiit.y
could be benefited.
Mr. Watts explained that the t-
cbants in the early days got ihe
habit of purchasing away from h0me,
but that was before tbere was enough
produced in the district. Without the
prosperous farmer tbe people could
not cxiBt. This was not a ttXtX co i>,-
try but a mixed farming country. "Is
there anything in tbe municipal act
which would enable the authorities
to place a tax on peddlers?"
It wns moved by A. E. Watts and
A. H. Webb-That the municipal authorities he called upon to provide a
market for the sale of ths products
otf the surrounding districts, including a yard or enclosure tor the sale
of goods in large bulk, such as hay,
straw, wood, etc. Tbat a small tee
be charged to those selling their
produce. Further that lt Ib advisable
to appoint an official agent to handle
small shipments on commission.
That the municipal authorities be
asked to levy a license on peddlers
of produce, and if the municipal act
does not allow this that means be
taken to petition the Government to
amend the act to that effect.
Moved by B.Palmcr and A.B.Smith
—Tbat a committee of six be elected
to act   as a market committee,   one
A Challenge !!!
From Mr. A. E. Watts to the Editor and Manager
WHEREAS, the Hera'd has published deliberate falsehoods, and
those responsible have the effrontry
to indicate publicly that means may
be taken whereby financial redress in
the courts cannot be obtained; and
aB it is difficult to apply justice
to irresponsible men who take advantage of their indigent or impecunious
Btate, and not only publish untruths
but items with a double mean'ng with
the dsliberate intention of traducing
h-.moral lie members of society and the
feminine gender in particular, for the
purpose of casting public odium on
political opponents.
I therefore challen?e the persons
referred to, to meet me on a public
platform in tbe largest available
building (numbered seats to   be   re
served for ladies and their escorts)
and that the meeting shall elect a
chairman and committee whose function shall be to keep order.
Thst the audience shall act as
judge and jury und decide the issue
by ballot, after hearing the evidence,
as to whether the Herald is guilty
of publishing lies. If it is proved innocent I will pay all the costs incurred, if guilty, thc editor and
manager to pay the costs, and if the
audience delivers its judgment to
that effect and so decide, the editor
and manager of thc Herald shall
agree to submit to a public horsewhipping by the ladies or their deputies, who have suffered by the said
innuendo published in the Herald.
(Signed) A. E. WATTS.
alderman, and one from each ot ths
following bodies, Board of Trade,
Agricultural Association, Farmers'
Institute, Poultry Association, and
Women's Institute.
Members nominated—C. R. Ward,
Board of Trade; A. B. Smith, Farmers' Institute; T. Doris, Agricultural
Association; B. Palmer, Poultry and
Pet Stock Association; G. R. Leask,
City Council; President, Women's In
stitute for 1915.
Moved by A. E. Watts, seconded by
Mr. Troop—That the committee bo
instructed to report progress to a
public meeting called by tbe mayor
within six weeks, and that the municipal authorities be asked to
tion on the motion by Messrs. Wntts
and Webb.
Mr. C. Ward spoke against the motion which was put by the chairman
and lost.
Other speakers also addressed the
Taken to   other places for trial     9
In cells at midnight, Dec. 31, '14    5
Presbyterian Church
Pastor, Rev. W. K Thomson
Morning Service, 11 a. m. Tbe
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will
be dispensed at this service.
Sunday School and Bible CUss at
3 p. m.
Epening service, 7.30 p. m.
Subject—A Series of Sermons in
Lessons from the War First—What
Is Man?
Anthem by Choir.
ChoT Leader—Mrs. E. Paterson.
Organist—Mr. H. Stephens.
"What is Man, that Thou art mindful of htm."   Psalms 8c-4v.
Police Report
January 5, 1915.
To His Worship the Mayor and Police Commissioners of the City of
Cranbrook, B. O.i
Gentlemen,—I have the honour   to
submit for your approval my report
of the City Police Department   from
April 1st until December 31st, 1914.
In cells at midnight March 31st,
1914       1
Received during the year  215
Total   216
Discharged during the year   211
In cells   at midnight   Dec. 31st,
1914       5
Total    216
Prisoners were   disposed of as fat-
Released, time expired     39
Released, fines paid or otherwise
disposed of   141
Taken to the Provincial gaol ....     4
Taf.en to Nelson gaol      1
Taken   to New Westminster asylum      2
Taken to Vernon, B. 0    11
Taken to hospital for treatment    4
Total   216
The above can be classfied as follows:
Classified as follows:
Whites,  males   164
Whites, females   32
Negroes,   males    4
Negroes,   females     2
Indians,  males   , 3
Half-breeds, males   1
Hindoo,  male   2
Chinese,  male       7
Japanese, male  1
Total    216
Accounts received during the year
ending December 31st, 1914:
Ward & Harris  $15.25
41 Meat Market     8.40
Ward & Harris   37.90
41 Meat Market   18.45
Ward & Harris   24.65
41 Meat Market  13.90
Ward & Harris   55.96
41 Meat Market   40.15
Ira  Manning   82.55
Cranbrook Meat Market   23.00
Ira Manning   66.70
Cranbrook Meat Market   22.00
Ward & Harris   42.95
41 Meat Market   17.85
Ward & Harris   71.85
41 Meat Market   19.80
Ira Mann'ng   54.40
P. Burns   16.75
.     Total   .632.50
Year ending 6269 meals have been
issued as folows:
Prisoners   •>  5745
Destitutes     524
Total  6269
There were 304 meals at 35c per
meat issued to prisoners of war, totalling $106.40, Also 524 meals were
supplied to destitutes which were
charged to the Sunshine Society at
10 cents per meal, amounting to
$52.40, which brings the cost ot feeding prisoners to $473.60, an average
of 7J cents per meal.
During the period year ending Dec.
31, 1912, prisoners have been engaged
at Btreet cleaning, including the
stumping of the whole of Kain St.
The cret«; running through the city
was nlso cleaned out. The main
streets have been kept free ot rolling
rocks and crossings were scraped during muddy weather. Thc two general
cemeteries were weeded, cleaned nnd
driveways edged with rock.
During thc f.nst nine months year
ending December 31, 1914, fines totalling $2,164.50 have been paid Into
court. The restricted area was ordered closed on  November 31, 1914.
I have the honor to bo, sirs,
Your obedient servant,
in m 1111 ii 11111 iiiii' 11 i-i imi i in i ii it nt
Professional   Curbs
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Court Cranhrook No. 8943.
Meet in   Maple   Hall,    on   2nd   and
4th Thursday ol each month.
Louis Pearson, Sec, P.O. Box SII.
Visiting Brothers Cordially Welcomed
(Cranbrook   Branch)
Meets   in    Maple    HaU ou the 2nd
aea 4th Tuesdays in every month, at
I   p.m.   Membership   open  to  Britiib
E.  Y.  Brake,  Pres.
W. J. Lower, Sec-Treas.
Box 247.
Tiiiting members cordially weleom»
A. F. * A. M.
Regular   meetings   on  tbe
third   Thursday   of   every
Visiting brethren welcome.
H.   Hickenbotham,   W.M.
J. Lee Cranston, Sec.
The  Cranbrook   Poultry  and   Pet
i Stock Association
President—A.  B. Smith.
Meets regularly on the First Friday
evening of eacb month.
Information on Poultry matters
Address tbe Secretary—W. W. McGregor, Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, B.O.
Crescent Lodge, No. tl
Meets every Tuesday at ( p.m.
at Fraternity Hall.
A. Hurry, C. C.
E. Halsall, K. of tt, & S.
E. A. Hill, M. F.
Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
I.O.O.F.,    KEY    CITY    LODGE
Uo. 41
Meete every Monday night
at Eew   Fraternity   Hall.
Sojourning Oddfellows cordially invited.
E. H. McPhee, S. L. Coop,
N, G. F. S.
W. Harris,  Sec'y.
Circle No.   Ill
Oompanlona of the Forest
Meets in Maple Hall , First and
Third Wednesday of each tnomth at
I 00 p.m., sharp.
Mrs. A. M. Laurie, 0. 0
Mn. A. K. Shaw, Bee.
Visiting   Oompanlona   e«rdUUy  welcome. HU
No. 125, R. A.  M.
Regular  meetings;— 2nd  Tuesday  ln
each month at eight o'clock.
Sejournlng    Companions    are    oor-
tllally invited.
Ex.  Comp.—A.  C.   Shankland,  H.
Cranbrook, B.O.
No.     1049
Meets    every    Wednesday   at   8   p.m.,
in      Royal     Black
"Sapjyf       Knights'    Hall   on
v Baker  Street.
W. Matthfews, dictator.
F. Carlson, Box 756, Secretary.
Loyal Orange
Lodge No. 1871
Meets 1st and
3rd Thursday in
Royal Black
Knights ol Ire-
8 p.m. sharp.  Visitors
land iiall at
R. S. Garrett, W. M.
T.O.Horsman, Ree. Sec.
Box 292
Cranbrook Farmers' Institute
Pres.—A. B. Smith
Sec—A,b. H. Webb
Meetings   are   held on the Second
Saturday in the month at 2 p.m. in
the Old  Gymnasium.    AU Welcome.
F. M. MacPherson
Norbury Avenue fyzt to City HaU
Open Day tnd Night Phono 11)
Funeral Direotor,
P.O. BOX 585        PHONE S46
Drs.    KING    6    GREEN
Physicians and Surgeons
Ofllce at Residence, Armstrong At*.
Office Hours:—
Forenoons • - 9.00 to 10.00
Afternoons • - t.00 to   4.00
Evenings - • - 7.30 to   t.10
Sundays • • • I.M to   4.10
Oranbrook,    .....    B.O.
Principal, Miss V. M. Cherrlngton
Evening classes il necessary.   Terms
on application.    Bay   courses   are
more advisable.
Total Course, $36.00, covering   three
months' tuition.
Hight School course $3.50 per week.
School Course       $2.50 per week.
Kindergarten   $1.25 per week.
Private Classes by Arrangement
Drawing, Painting, etc., a
Bookkeeping,    Stenography
Barristers, Solicitors and Notaries
Money to Loan
Imperial Bank Building
ORANBROOK,    -    British Columbia
Women's Institute
Meets in the Maple HaU First
Tuesday afternoon in every montb
at 3 p.m. The fancy work classes
meets on 3rd Friday evening in the
same place nt 8 p. m.
Mrs. E. H. Leaman, President
MrB.   J.  Shnw,  Sec-Treas.
P. 0. Box 442.
All ladies cordially invited.
T.  T.   M c V I T T I E
P.L.i. * O.i.
ORANBROOK,    ...    B.O.
Salvation Army Hall
Saturday night a song service will
be held at 8 p. m., entitled "The
Faithful Servant." Sunday night at
8 p. m. a Gospel service, and Tuesday and Thursday bright salvation
meetings.   All are invited.
Baptist Church
Pastor, Rev. O. G. Kendall.
Services 11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m.
Morning topic—"The Evil of Unbelief."
Evening topic—"The Hardening Effect of Sin."
Sunday School, 3.00 p. m.
Fellowship Bible Class, 3.00 p. m.
A cordial invitation is extended to
Potato Prize List
Cranbrook Boys' Competition, 1914
Uniformity of stand  23}
Vigor 19
Cultivation   184
Freedom from blight, disease .... 17J
Evidences of cgre in selection   of
plot   13
H. Macdonald
Mennie Possible
11 25
10 20
13 20
18   ' ,        20
Exhibit at Victoria-
Uniformity in size, colour, etc.... 14
Trueness to type     6
Shape    12
Size (10 ouncel   11
Eyes   (not   too   deep,   but well
marked)     3.
Skin     2J
Texture (fairly fine and brittle).   3
Soundness     9
Freedom from blemishes     7
Certified Reports-
Accuracy    25
Completeness    20
Gcatness  11
Largest net profit 	
H. Doris gets the first prize, $5.00, a book and a medal; H. Macdonald second, $4.00, a book and a medal; A. Mennie third, $3.00, a book
and a medal.
Mr. Albert H. Webb is now open for names for the 1915 competition
under similar rules. The public market will give the boys a means ot
disposing of their produce for cash. Step otit boys and* get in the busy
line. Every producer is doing something to benefit bis country. Don't
be a drone. Last year wae not a good one for tbe potato crop so get
in at once and share the benefits the coming year should bring.
Expert Piano Tuning
Alvin E. Perkins of Vancouver, B.
C., professional piano and organ tuner, witb highest possible recommendations from Heintzman & Co., Gove-
lay Piano Co., Morris Piano Co.,
Morris Piano Co., Dominion Piano
and Organ Co., Newcombe and Co.,
Gerhard Heintzman House, witb 28
years experience. Tbis guarantees the
finest workmanship.
"Tuning a Piano is not a trifling
piece af work if y0u have regard for
your piano and lasting satisfaction.
We positively recommend the best experienced men only. Heintzman &
Mr. Perkins will be in Cranhrook
early in January and will make his
regular calls.
Electric Restorer for Mep
Siikt you ■ new mu.  Price
tt.  Milled lo ia* sddrtii.
bw„ tt. Galharlnw, Oni,
Installation of Officers
The installation of officers of tbe
"Pride of Oranbrook" Circle, No.
153, Companions of the Ancient Order of Foresters took place in the
Maple HaU January 6th, Tbe following were duly installed by Bro.
J. Shaw and Bro. J. Bird, I. O. and
W. M., respectively:
Mrs. Shaw, C. C.
Mrs. G. Couldwell, I. C. O.       >
Mrs. Laurie, P. C. C.
Mrs. J. Bird, secretary.
Mrs. C. F. Lower, treasurer.
Mrs. C. McMillan, R. G.
Mra. Jas. Haley, L. G.
Mrs. Bradley, I. G.
Mrs. F. Wood, O. G.
After the business of the meeting
was concluded, refreshments were
served and the new O. O., Mrs.Sbaw,
presented to the P. 0. 0. the Jewel
of that office, Mrs. Laurie suitably
replying. '■
Certificate of Improvements
Victor Mineral Claim, situate
the Fort Steele Mining Division
East Kootenay District, located
Wild Horse Creek at Old Town
TAKE NOTICE that I, Geo.
Judd, Free Miner's Certificate No
67313b, intend, sixty days from date
hereof, to apply to tho Min'ng Re-
corter (or a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose ot obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 8th day of January, A
D. 1915.
l-Mar.6 GEO. M. JUDD.
Notice is hereby given that The National Wood Distilling Company of
Wilmington, North Carolina, as holder and Harry 0. Moore, 0f Blair-
more, Alberta, as licensee of a Canadian Patent No. 106931 for a process
of Destructive Distillation of Wood
will apply to the Parliament of Canada at the next session thereof 'or
an act extending the time within
which they commence to construct
and manufacture in Canpda under the
said patent.
Dated at Blalrmore. Alberta, this
fourth day of January, 1915.
The     National    Wcod   Distilling
Harry C. Moore 2-Feb.6
NOTICE is he^bP" given that all
taxes for the year 1915 for properties
situate in the Fort Steele Assessment district are now due and payable at my office in the court house,
City of Cranhrook, B. C.
And, moreover, take notice the publication of this notice is deemed to
be equivalent to a personal demand
by the collector of all taxes due and
payable by persons liable to pay the
Dated   at   Cranbrook, B. C.,   this
2nd day ot January, 1915.
Deputy Assessor snd Collector
Fort Steele Assessment District
Land Registry Act
cation for the issue of a duplicate
Certificate of Title to Lot 23, Block
31, Cranbrook City, Map 669B.
lt is my intention to issue at the expiration of one month utter the first
publication hereof n duplicate of the
Certificate of Title t0 tbe above mentioned tot in the name of James
Smith, which Certificate is dated the
6th day of April, 1905, and numbered 4378A.
' District Registrar.
Nelson, B. 0„
Dec. 17, 1914. 51-4t
Cotton Root Compound Tablets
'    Thtae Pills ore compounded with tli. ..rcatest
cure Irom tiie most tulliiblo rume'lies known tc
Edeuce; r.uch ns are beiiiK UBed with much success
iy the most celebrated physicians known,
Tliey fin ii spocilic lor 4lic distressing disorders
lo which tlio lemale ruiMitutliin Is liable.
Trice fi a bnx. No. tt (lunch stronger), til a
hox. Mold at nil drug stores, or bv mull from Th»
%A\-ml Drug Co., St. Catharines, Oat.
Report of Sunshine
Donations received by the Sunshine
Society from September 22nd, 1914,
to January 1, 1915, are as follows:
11 Backs potatoes, 2 sacks turnips,
2 sacks carrots, 16 ea.'-s cabtage, 1
sack assorted vegetables, 10 jars of
jam, 4 tins cream, 1 slab baccn, 2
packages corn starch, 6 sac'ts rolled
oats, 2 chickens, 115 lbs. beef, 1 roast
of beef, 125 lbs. flour, 6 lbs. tea. 1
jar pickles,  1 tin biscuits.
Santa Clans d.nations, etc.: 5
boxes Jap oranges, 4 doz. large oranges, 3 boxes toys, 10 dolls, 12
books, 12  S. C. sto;kings, 6 cojkery,
5 pkts. raisins, 10 lb. candy, 4 lb.
nuts, 10 handkerchiefs, 10 Christmas
bags, 21 pts. boney, 4 bx. apples, 5
rabbits, 3 plum puddings, 1 XmaB
cake, 4 chickens, 1 roast pork, 21
jars jam and jelly, 1 pail jam, 3
t.oxes, groceries, 2 lb. tea, 2 sacks
vegetables. 6 tins roast beef, 6 kip-'
pers, cash $91.50, groceries $2.00,1
roasts, chickens, geese and ducks, 43
Mrs. Mies, Mrs.  Shackleton,   Mrs.
Cameron and Burton received the do-1
nations at L. & A. store.   Mrs.King,
Mrs. Word.n, Mrs. Shackleton,   Mrs.!
Miles,    Mrs. Barney,  Mrs.   Cameron j
and Mrs. Burton,   with the help   of
the Misses Leask and Inglis,   packed
52 boxes, and the day beifore Christ-!
mas   Mrs.    King, Mrs.  Worden   and
Mrs. Burton sorted ta-ne, and   Carl|
Gill and Dr. King furnished carts to i
deliver them.   Mr. Worden    sent    a;
man   to help   and   Mr. Elliot    aleo
helped   Mr.   Gill.     Jack MacDonald
also gave use of team for afternoon.
Donations to sick committee: Six
jars jelly, 1 cord wood, rolls, pies
and cakes, 13 pairs sheets, 7 linen
towels, 6 bath towels, 10 pillow
cases, 3 shawls, 7 infant nightgowns
6 infant slips, 14 infgnt fhirts, 4
bands, 2 long white underskirts, 1 j
flannell short underskirt, 6 long in-1
fant dresses, 3 wool overalls, 3 hibs, j
3 dressing jackets, 1 bonnet, 3 pairs
booties, 1 pair mitts.
Given out—Groceries   to two   sick I
families, fuel to one, jelly   to   two; j
1 suit,    1 waist,  4 pairs  sheets,   6,
pairs pillow cases, 6 night gowns, 2
infant slips, 1 suit underwear, i
Clothing    received — September —!
Men's 90, women's 112, children's 176,; I
October, men's CO, women's 91, child-1
ren's 136 2 quilts; November,  men's
135, wo.-nen's   86,   children's   177,    3
quilts, 4 pllows, 1 blanket, l   flannelette b'anket; December, men's 66,'
women's 26,    children's   84.   Total—;
Men's   351,   women's   315, children's
573, 10 articles.
Clothing distributed — September,
men s 77, women's 50, children's 131;
October, men's 27, women's 60, child-
nn's 136, 1 quilt; November, men's
52, women's 10, ch'klnn's 144, 2
iqulltB, 1 flannelette blanket. Total-
Men's 211. women's 165, children's
467, 11 articles.
Grand total received 1250 articles,
grand total distributed 854 articles.
Disbursements Sunshine Society
from September 11, 1914, to January
4, 1915: Little & Atchison, $24.25;
Cranbrook Meat Market, $3.15; Mrs.
Cahll, $4.75; Salvation Army for
meals $26.20; W. B. McFarlane, $8.93
Home Bakery, 50c, Halsall & Co.,
$13.70; Cro.vc Bros., $10.85; Mrs.
CocJ; for work, $2.25; J, J, Smith,
tor work, $1,50; stationery and
stamps, $1; C.P.R. ticket for Mrs.
Stone, $10; E. A. Hill, $5; Atchison's
Dairy, $6.00; cutting wood for poor
people, $8; soup kitchon, police station, $55.60; Chas. Elmslie, $4.35;
Beattie-Murphy Co., 50c; C, P. R. ticket to Fernlo, $2.55; J. Liddicott,
90c; Leask & Son, $16.15; Cranbrook
Jobber, Santa Claus boxes, $42.00;
Ira R. Manning, $47.10; P. Burns &
Co., $3.54. Total $298.77. Amount
collected $396.30.
j P. BURNS & CO. Ltd. f
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I    Choice Cooked Hams, Smoked    §
I       Hams, Bacon & Pure Lard       |
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Detachment Orders
Detachment orders for C and D
companies, 107th Regiment, Cranbrook,  for week ending January 16:
It has been officiary announced hy
the office commanding 107th Regiment that in future all drills and
training will be carried out in accordance with the Infantry Training
Manual, issded under date of August
10th, 1914. |
There will be a parade of all ranks
for the local companies as follows,
in the Old Gymnasium: i
C Company physical training and
squad drill with intervals. Division
A for officers, N. C. O's. and men for
qualification, Monday, Jan. llth, at
7.20 p. m.
C and D companies: Lecture Regimental Duties, Organization and Establishment, on Wednesday, Jan. 13,
at 7.30 p.m.
D Company: Drill parade on Friday, January 15th, gt 7.30 p. m.
At a recent meeting of the Cranbrook Volunteer   Club a letter   was
March — Demonstration on dinner
desserts by Mrs. Powell.
April—Paper on the cultivation of
Rowers by Mr. Willis, East Kootenay
(ireenhotue Co.
May—Parliamentary Drill led by
MrB. W. B. McFarlane.
June—Buttonhole competition for
members only. (Prize won by Mrs.
Harry Gridley.)
July—Sandwiches by Mrs. B. Palmer.
August—Suggestions for Fall Fair.
September—Demonstration on tea
biscuits by MrB. J. R. McNabb.
October—Read, sing, give a suggestion or pay a 5-cent fine.
November—Demonstration on shorthand by Mrs. Shaw.
December—Roll Call to be answered
by a favolte recipe.
At the conclusion elf the Senior
Director's report a vote of thanks
was moved and carried unanimously ■
to all the directors, those who kindly demonstrated, the hostesses of
each regular meeting and also ot the
fancy work classes.
The secretary-treasurer's report
was submitted by Mrs. Shaw, show-
read from   the B. C. Active Service
Fund Association at Vancouver which ing a  successful financial statement,
letter had been referred to the   club $296 had been collected and   donated
by the local committee of the Can- to the equipment of a hospital   ship,
adian Patriotic Fund-.   Aftfcr a thor- $42.50 donated to the Patriotic Fund
ough   discussion   the feeling   of   the
club committee was embodied   in   a
(result of birthday social in November) and $5.80 (7 nightdresses for wo-
letter drawn up by thc president tor men) to ths local Sunshine Society,
communication to the Vancouver Association. This letter, together with
the communication ilrom Vancouver,
was to be published in the local papers for the current week but owing
t0 the length of the two communications It has been found impossible to
include them in this week's niws.
Therefore, pending the publication of
these letters it is understood that
the Volunteer Club is unable to con-
The financial statement was then
read by the senior auditor, Mrs.
Jack Burton, showing an income of
$562.10 against an expenditure of
$"■06.60, leaving a balance of $55.50
in hand.
The     secretary-treasurer's
was accepted and a vote   of
passed to Mrs. Shaw for her
Thon followed the election
of   of-
tform to the suggestions mads by the  flCtra for 1915 and the following   la-
Active Service Fund Association   for  <i\eB werc voted:
reasons which will be given later. I
It has', however, been decided in
view of the fact that Cranbrook has
n.nety men already serving in the
Canadian Expeditionary Force to
hold a monthly concert in Cranbrook
for tho benefit of men on active ser-,
vice at which a nominal admission
fee will be charged. Although the
idea has been formicated at a meeting ot the Volunteer Club end   it is
President—Mrs. W. B. McFarlane.
Secretary Treasurer — Mrs. John
First Vice-President—Mrs.  Sarvis.
Second Vice-President—Mrs. Couldwell.
Directors—Mesdames D. Campbell,
R. W. Russell, (Dr.) Kennedy, G. P.
Tisdale and J. Burton.
After the election of officers Messrs
A. B. Smtth and B. Palmer   of the
thought fitting that the concerts Farmers' Institute and Poultry As-
should be held under the auspices of relation respectively addressed the
the 107th Regiment, the co-operation ladies re the public market question,
of everyone   in Cranbrook   is hoped  They appealed to the Women's Insti-
for, to make these entertainments a
success not only from a financial
point of view but as a means of reminding the people of Cranbrook of
the men who have gone to the front.
The first concert will bc held in the
Kdison theatre Saturday, January
16th, at 8.30 p. m.   Admission 25c.
Women's Institute
(Continued from Page One.)
H. H. McClure und W. B. McFarlane.
Iho program for thc regular meetings wero:
January—Annunl meeting and election of officers.
February—Demonstration on puff
l.uBtry by MrB. Shaw.
tute to co-operate with them and
help in every possible way to make
thc market a success. Ihe distinct
advantages both to thc farmers in
the vicinity ot Oranbrook and the
community in general ot holding a
public market wore outlined and an
urgent appeal waB solicited for the
mutual interest, patronage and support of the women of Cranhrook.
The advisability of establishing a
permanent market hall was also discussed at length and in reply Mrs.
McFarlane   expressed   hor   sympathy
jnnd vouched tor thc wholehearted
Bttpport   of   the   Women's Institute.
jTho market hall question was adjourned.
I Tho meeting cloBod with thc dispensing of tea, rake nnd snnflwlchi>fl
Interesting Items
Calendars are now being given a-
wny which would look simply magnificent it framed—Remember Kilby is
Framing Pictures— Business  as usual
good playing and the competitors are
mjoying the games.
We are adding new subscribers to
the Prospector EVERY week. lt is
no exceptional thins; with us.
Mr. J. P. Fink of the Kirf. Mercantile Company, loft on Monday for a
combined business nnd pleasure trip.
Mr. Fink intends visiting Toronto,
Montreal and Chicago anl other eastern points.
Mr. B. Weatherill ami brother, Ernest, left on Friday for the Old Country,, where they intend to take up
th ir future  home.
0, Kemprud of Athalmer was a
Visitor to the elty on Wednesday.
Mr. Kempnul reports that, bl'BlnosS
up the val.ley is quiet nt present but
that the Inhabitants ave looking to
u  most prosperous year in 1915.
The Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge are
holding their installation ceremonies
on Wednesday evening when n good
attendance of  members is requested.
Miss Beatrice Howard loft on Friday for England. Miss Howard was
formerly a waitress at the Royal hotel where she made many friends.
Cranbrook Meat Market
Turkeys, Geese, Oucks and
Chickens, young fresh killed stock. Phone
We were glad to seo Ed FullUmes
in the city again after a sojourn in
Spokane where he has been under a
doctor's care.
T. T. Mecredy removed from his
old otliees in the t!urd Ulock to much
more commodious premises in thc
Haneon Block this week. Mr. Mecredy is now occupying the offices
formerly occupied by Mr. P.   Wilson.
friends interested  in  the  work   they
have undertaken.
R. 0, Nafe, otherwise 'Bob," formerly proprietor of Bob's Cigar storoj
spent Now Year in Cranbrook visiting .several of his old time friendB.
Hob roturnod to North Yakima,
tho foro part of the week where he is
tollowing his own line of trade with
the Northern Pacific raiway.
The Herald draws the attention 0'
their    read rs    to a   most abnormal
a iiaiii iiBSigiiss ii iiissiiiiaasiiiiiisi
Sliced Pineapples 1
John Manning
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Dr. and Mrs. King are enjoying the
company of Senator King this week.
Mrs. King will accompany him on
his return home the (fore part of next
week to Chipman, N. B.
Mr. T. T. Mecredy was confined t0
his bed on Thursday with a ccJd but
we are glad to report that he is now
considerably better. *
Messrs. McCarthy and Ross of Vancouver, district inspector of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, arrived on
Friday to audit the books of the local branch.
Curling is much in vogue at the
link just now. Thursday saw the
Btart of the inter-rink competition.
The ice is in excellent condition   for
state of affairs.   They say they have
! received   five   new    subscribers   this
.week.   We wcnler how many   weeks
have passed when they did not   receive a single one.  ■
The toll of tuberculosis is claiming
more than 350 victims every day in the
United States, yet few realize their grive
condition until the critical period urri ves.
Overwork, worry, weakness nfter sickness, catarrh, bronchitis, tender throats-
all exert the weakening influence that
invites consumption.
To guard against consumption, thousands of people take Scott'sF,mulsion after
meals because its rich medicinal nourishment strengthens the lungs, puts vigor in
the Mood, and upbuilds strength to resist
tuberculosis. Scott's Emulsion is nature's
itrength-bullder.   Refuse substitutes.
Cranbrook Meat Marke
Fresh killed beef, pork,
mutton, etc. Phone
Mr. ancKftfrs. J. D. Gllmour left o.i
New Year's Day for Vancouver and
Victoria. They expect to be gone
about two weeks. Mr. Gilmour is attending a conference at Victoria on
fire protection and other forestry
matters. •»
The Cranbrook Branch of the St.
John's Ambulance Corps wish to
thank the pupils of the Cranbrook:
Central School for tbeir donation of
belts. They also wish to thank Mrs.
A. H. Webb for one helmet and Miss
Dorothy Webb for one pair ol wrist-
If you want to help the Sunshine
Society buy a ticket at the Rex
theatre. The Sunshine Society are
raffling a pure-bred Holsteln heifer
(registered) which was presented to
them for this purpose by sympathetic
f-'o:ue seventeen members of the
Selkirk Preceptory Ul/t Cranbroo'* on
Tuesday to attend the last rites ol
one of their departed brothers, Evan
Hvans, at Fernie, who was unfortunately killed in tho Fernie mine disaster last Hnturdny. A large number of citizens from aH over the district attended.
On Tuesday next, Jan. 12, the Overseas club (local branch) Willi hold
their annual oloction o[ officers for
tho coming yenr. After the usual
business and election, the remainder
of the evening will be devoted to a
whiet drive and sociil.. The prizes
for the whist drive are duel s and a
rooster. A large attendance is expected.
The installation ceremony will
take place in the I. 0. 0. F. lodge
room by that order on Monday evening session is being prepared by the
officers to be followed by a banquet,
speeches and music by the Columbia
orchestra. A hearty invitation is extended to all members to put in an
appearance and ta»ce part in the good
things provided.
To all appearances the proclaimed
council for the year 1915 will enter
upon their duties unopposed. Up to
the present there has been no counter ticket suggested nor can we obtain news of one being brought forward. The, suggested ticket is composed of the following: Mayor, A.
C. Bowness; Aldermen, J. Jackson,
Geo. F. Stevenson, Geo. Leask, 0.
Erickson, Lester Clapp and A. J.
There seems to he a general impression abroad that on account of the
hard times prevailing the public may
kill game for their needs. This the
"Prospector" has been asked to contradict. The fact of the matter is
th it if a person is in need tbe Government has   given orders that   spe-
Strength Past
Fifty Years
can bc maintained by
adapting tbe right nourishment; and Nature's own oil-
food in Scott's Emulsion
bu strengthened thousands of men
and women to continue their work
and usefulness for many years.
Scott'* Emulsion is a food, a medicine and a tonic to keep the
blood rich, avoid rheumatism
and thwart nervous conditions.
It is free from injurious acids
or any harmful drugs. The best
physicians prescribe it.     n-so
'>V&RE PLAINLY* *5l>1
cial permits may be issued by the
Chief Game Warden to kill a specified number of deer for their own
consumption. Without this permit
anyone killing deer or game is liable
to get himself into trouble.
The first annual ball of tbe 107th
East Kootenay Regiment was a huge
success. One of the largest gathering of people ever assembled in Oran-
brco't attended. The Auditorium wa*
beautifully decorated, the keynote of
the whole scheme being the reverence
in which the British flag is held, together with those ot her allies. Mr.
T. Herron, proprietor of the L. D.,
is to be congratulated on the refreshments he provided in the Palm,
adjong the main building. The whole
evening redounds to the credit of our
volunteer boys, who organized the
aflair. The music was furnished by
the Cranbrook orchestra and it was
much appreciated.
Cranbrook Meat Market
for all kinds of fresh and
smoked fish.        Phone
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. King held a
most pleasant At Home New Year's
Day when over one hundred friends
attended. The drawing room was
decorated in green and red witb
white chrysanthemums and the dining ro0m in yellow chrysanthemums,
Mesdames Green, Nelson, Nisbet and
Sadler assisted in pouring in the afternoon and Mesdames Hogarth and
Qua'n in the evening. During the afternoon and evening Mrs. Wallinger
and Mrs. Lister discoursed sweet instrumental music. A number of Vo*
cal selections were listened to witb
much pleasure. Misses Green, Williams, Mcintosh and Harrison also
P. 0. Box 802 Oranbrook, B.O.
H^e Sunsb'ne Society has been given
a pure-bred yearling Holsteln heifer.
It was made conditional ln the gift
that ths cow should be raffled, so as
to obtain the largest possible amount
to further the good work of tbe Society in their relief of distress. It
Is a very vt I liable prise to win and
by purchasing a ticket, which are on
sale at the Rex theatre at 50c each,
you   will   aid the Sunshine Society
1 B
Economic Meat Market!
W. B. BLACK, Proprietor
B   We have just received a shipment of first class quality A -mo^Anrv      A,mnna
■   Poultry, Beef, Pork and Mutton of high grade stock. /\riIldirOIlg     rVVCllUC,
Prices  Right.
S Phone 129
Phone 129
Opposite   Imperial  Hotel ■
Cranbrook, B. C. ib


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