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Array aft; Gov, Agent-«9-July30-14
VOLUME   21.
No. 4.
Proposed Wood Distillation Plant
Report of an interesting address given by Harry C. Moore of Blairmore, Alta
in the Edison Theatre last night on its purpose and possibilities
Under the auspices of the Cranbrook Board of Trade a meeting waa
held in the Edison theatre laat night
for the purpose of bearing Mr. Harry C. Moore explain the wood distillation process and ita effects on tbe
welfare of the district and the particular advantages it would have for
tbe individual farmer.
The president of the Board of
Trade, Mr. A. C. Bowness, occupied
tbe chair, supported on the platform
by the executive. Tbe meeting was a
successful one and the remarks given
from the platform were all Hollowed
witb deep interest. Mr. Bowness in a
short address explained the object of
tbe meeting aid called upon Mr.
Moore at once to address the gathering.
Mr. Moore said it gave him great
pleasure to have this opportunity of
addressing the executive of the board
and the citizens ot Cranbrook on this
subject which was dear to bis hart.
"To those of you wbo bave capital
invested in this district aa landowner or business men the proposed establishment of a wood distillating
plant should be of some interest. It
ia a matter of dollars and cents to
your pockets. There la seemingly no
one in the district tbat it will not
so benefit. The saw mills have done
their share in building up your city
and district. Tbey bave been forced
to go further away from your door,
door. They bave left the stump and
the fertile land to those wbo come
after. Your problems then are foremost with the finding a market for
the stump end the bringing in of
farmers 0n the land aB well aa clearing the land now occupied.
"With a demonstrated market for
the pine and fir stump and your personal knowledge of tbe fertility of tho
soil around about here I hope that
you will give tbis subject the closest scrutiny. Pleaae give it the same
attention as if it meant the adding
o| fifty per cent, to your already invested capital in this district as I
verily Btlleva it will mean this much
to most ot you.
"Turpentine and other pine products in tbeir present form make a
very large industry. In the year 1912
there was almoat nne and a hall
million dollars worth of turpentine
exported from, the United States and
. equal amount used ln that country,
while there waa an even larger trade
in resin in the Bame year of almost
16| million dollars. By tar the larger portion ot the world's supply of
auch products comes from the south-
. ern States and is now obtained from
the pine tree. Tbis tree la cut or
wounded in auch a way that the bark
and the majority of the sap wood are
backed from the trunk of the tree in
order to let ih} sap come out and
form a honey-like substance wblch is
regularly collected and distilled one-
third into turpentine and two-thirds
Into ros'n. Independent operators
lease an acreage of trees and then dc
their own distilling and- sell tbe pro-
■ ducts to agents loown under tbe
name of factors. These factors control the market to some extent. It
ia so large a market tbat absolute
contrcl of tbe same ia impossible.
Tha life of tbt pins trie,as im gum
producer is about four years while
some laat only three years. The cutting or boxing otthe trees goes as
1 high on the tree as 20 teet aometlmea
and thut the valuable butt tnd  log
for lumber operations ia almost lost,
beside making a most dangerous lire
"The uses found for these products
are enumerable, one-half of the turpentine goes into tbe paint and varnish trade and the other half into tha
drug and medical trade. Rosin on
the other hand ls uaed largely for the
making' of soaps, varnishes, seizing
paper, printing inks and other uses.
In fact the rosin oil is used even for
the adulteration of olive oils, so
large and varied ia the market. To
supply the world's demand tor these
products one never thinks ol tbe
acreage that must be under use aa a
turpentine orchard. Wben one considers that the orchard life ol tbe
pine tree is only tour years and tbe
millions ot gallons tbat must be produced annually it gives ont the idea
that the turpentine orchard acreage
muat be enormous. I bave it on the
best ot authority that in the year
1892 over 800,000 acres of virgin tor-
eat were attacked and entered into
and that each year the same number
ol acres or over 800,000 are used up
annually for these products. These
virgin forests are also disappearing
fast under the lumberman's axe and
tbe day of the ultimate passing ot
the pine tret in the southern States,
in the opinion of somt, is not far
ln the distance.
"Science and chemistry have now
come to our aid and in profiting by
tbe failures off others they tell us
that it is now possible to utilise that
which the lumberman lett a* waste.
The stump and the limbs of the trees
Contain the most pitch or resins, and
are the valuable products for distillation. We will not only produce turpentine from this waste but a more
uniform end superior product to tbat
now on the market, as the present
market is supplied by small independent operators wbo do not scruple
at adulterating their turpentine with
cheaper petroleum distillates. Hence
our opportunity.
"As science and chemistry have advanced, so his its application to
ths industry. The inventor ot the
process which we hope to use was
the first special expert appointed by
tbe United States government in tbis
work. This party had an early train
'n? in chemistry and la a born investigator and profiting by knowledge
obtained in the failures of others haa
evolved a process which has demonstrated that there are commercial
uroducts in your yellow pine stumps.
I came in contact some eight years
a»o with the Inventor ot the process,
became interested in the bobby and
have remained for the last tew years
an enthus'ast.    As a   lawyer
the establishment ol this induBtry.
"A year ago this month a party ol
local people consisting of Messrs. A.
K. Leitch, Chas. D. McNabb, Elmore
Staples, N, Hanson and others with
myself including Mr. J. Lalon, ol
Victoria, B. C, representing the B.
C. Forest Service went to Moacow,
Idaho, to see there in operation a
model ot the plant we are proposing
to erect. Some 200 lbs. ot yellow
stump taken at random by Mr.Leitch
from Jaflray was aent to Moscow by
express. This wood we wished to see
distilled for the products that it contained. The stump turned out to be
green and contained a large amount
Continued on Page Five.
Monday, llth January, 1915.
Present :
His Royal Highness   tbe   Governor
General in Oouncil, under and in virtue of the provisions of paragraph 1
of section 11, of Tb* Dominion Landa
Act, 1908, is pleased to order as lollowa:—
Entry tor a homestead may he
made by a woman on behalf ol her
husband, when duly authorized in accordance with tbe existing Regulations.
Clerk of the Privy Oouncil
The First Annual Parochial Tea
and Entertainment will be held in tbe
Maple Hall on Thursday, February 4.
Tea commences at 6.30 p. m. and the
entertainment at 8 p. m.
What is the Reason People
are without work; Merchants without cash; and a
rich country—unproductive
Reader, did you ever stop to think,
to ponder over tha wby and wherefore? It it simple—no work, no
wealth. Nations who nnrse and foster industries provide work for their
people. Germany did this and during
the past forty years accn nutated vast
hordes of wealth, the magnitude of it
inebriated her military tyrants and
caused the dream, the nightmare,,the
delirum of egotism, and so fostered
their ambition to rule the world by
wealth, militarism and brute force.
Without enormous wealth she
would bave been powerless and never
dangerous to the peace ot the world.
Analyse her industrial supremacy and
you will find it waa obtained by Governmental nuture, protection and a
masterly intelligence bureau.
What an object lesson lor ns, wbo
permit others to do the commercial
bueinoss ol our country and take the
cream, skim milk and pail, too, ut
til the workmen have to be led on
borrowed money and they curse those
who borrowed lt—workmen desire
work, not charity.
The serious significance ot a few
hard facts can easily be grasped by
those who will think. Take tbe small
example of British Columbia, possessing the greatest asset in timber
on this continent, yet she does   less
fifty million feet per annum.
Owing to lack ol protection three
hundred and fifty millions per annum
have been dumped on the home market, the greater rortion ol wbicb
eould have been kept ont by a moderate tariff, and the business might
have been conserved for the benefit ot
Canadians. The injustice ot laying
open one industry alone in Canada to
the ravages of foreign competition is
admitted by all shades of politicians
and by the general public who bave
felt the disastrous results, more especially during the last seven years.
Statistics prove that the average
cost In producing lumber emeeeds
.15.00 per thousand, tbe greater part
of that goes out for work and the
rest for supplies, etc.
If this business had heen conserved
for our own people ond one-half the
export trade done by British Columbia, that would amount to seven
hundred millions per annum, valued
at $73,500,000.00 during the last seven years.
This   could   also   by the   methods
adopted by Denmark, Germany, Australia and New Zealand he encouraged by paternal or governmental  <os-
than 8 per cent, of the export trade term? and ntirs'n».   Twenty-two mil-
of the Pacific coast. lions per annum goes o it of British
In bygone years British Columbia Columbia for supplies, ivost of wbicb
did 90 per cent, of the export trade . could he raised nt home, to the val-
witb   Australia   and   New   Zealand,   ue at least of on> hundnd Bnd forty
There were then two lines of Government subsidized steamships; during
recent years tbe subsidy was discontinued. The resist is eloquent in it-
how-  self pnl needs no comment other than
ever, I was not content until I had
gone to the best authorities in America for advice and consultation to
find out whether or not what I actually saw was right. I have paid
large sums of money lor this information anl have spared no deta'l in
investlrafng this suhiect from all
possible sources. I an, therefore,
financially interested in this industry.
I have been instrumental ln having
tin Canadian Wood Distilling Company incorporated for the purpose of
establishing la ,thle district a resinous wood distillation plant.     Sever-
to draw a comparison of the supremacy of thj British commercial   ship-
mil 'on dollars in seven ye^rs.     This
amount added t0 what mltsht be done
i in lumber would exceed two hundred
anl   thirteen-million dollars, nearly
the whole of whlcn might have  been
I kept in    the country   and circulated
i for thi benefit of Canadians.
pin?, which was the foundation that Is it mt time for merchants,
made it possible for Britain to "Rule workman and all concerned to think
the    Waves;"   th?   enormous   wealth seriously «nd look for tbe remedy and
brought to England by tbe subsidized shipping interests wh'ch controlled the carrying trade ot tbe world
waa auch that Germany followed the
same policy and made serious Inroads
and became a powerful competitor.
Tbere can be no doubt but whit tbe
trad-; or a fair proportion    could   be
demand that It be applied.
The war is n it responsible. The
retrogression ln business took place
long before the war was mooted, it
was the nittirnl sequence whlcb follows neglect.
If w* wish to he victn-iom In war
thp s'naws of war must he supplied,
wealth, the result of labor, trade and
recaptured by British Columbia,   not
only in lumber but in other products to-nmeree, is j'nt „» necessary a fac-
al local partlea have shown 'their of tht Dominion, by tht aid ot tub- .tory nt British pluek, valor and tm-
faith ln the venture and would like' aldised lines of steamers. In lumber in rial spirit. By. the wealth and the
information given to those who do alone one-halt ot tbe export trade aiayta* power of Britain and her men
not know what is being done to help  would amount to three hundred   and | Napoleon was landed In Bt. Helena. PAGE TWO
Cranbrook Board School Trustees
Amount of Estimated Expenditure as  Passed by the Bonrd February 3rd,
13 months
30,   December
12 months
Medical inspector 	
Manual Training School supp
South  Ward   School  supplies
Koottnay Orchard Schcol sni
plies .
Ko ten iv Orch u-d Scho.i
South  Ward   School  heat
, fut
Kco enay Orchard School
Cenral a'ul Manual Trai
Explanatory Note—For Eome time past the financial year has expired
on November 30th. The estimated expenditures of $21,340.00 were made
cn that basis, so that oi the year's operation the Board have an unexpended balance of 5571.00. The Municipal Act now makes it compulsory
to close the financial year on December 31st, so that the Financial Statement for 1914 covers a period of 13 months, which accounts for the adverse  balance  as shown  above.
Statement of the
Volunteer Club
The treasurer of the Cranbrook
Volunteer Club has handed to the
editor a copy of the club's statement
to date, to be published quarterly in
accordance with the rules of the club.
Proceeds of First Regimental
Dance, Sept. 29th  $ 81.20
Proceeds of Second Regimental
Dance,   Nov.   17    72.25
Proceeds of Third Regimental
Den?e,  Dec.  31     71.80
Proceeds silver collection Rex
Theatre Oct. 14th     22.25
Refunded by mrntgement ot L.
D. cafe re supper Dec. 31st...   11.00
At c~edit active service contingent fund con;ert Jen. 16   14.30
Making signal flags  $   5.50
Sundry,     stationery,     ledger,
postage, etc  8.60
Repairs  (R.C.Carr)    3.20
Rubber stamp   1.00
Padlocks for Rin'c  (farts)  2.50
Axe,   broom   (Cranbrook    Exchange)   1.65
Cranbrook   Electric Light Co.
(Repairs)    1.00
Paid Capt. Davies for services
as   instructor     Sept.,    Oct.,
Nov.  and  Dec  ,95.00
Telegrams    2.65
Telephone   3.40
Wood (P. Duke)   3.60
Donation to Sunshine Society. 13.40
Donation St. John's Ambulance 13.40
Don ition  French   Reservist re
expenses to Montreal  5.00
At credit of club account   113.00
Tbe St. John's Ambulance Corps
wishes to ncVmwlcdge with thanks
the following donations: Mrs. Lewie,
Klmberly, B. C, 4 pairs wristlets;
Mrs. H. Itabiscliniid, yarn; Miss Ems-
Clc, pair wriHters, belt, pair socks.
The Society has receivod another
shipment of yarn and anyone wishing to hnlt for thc Soldiers will bc
supplied on calling nt Miss MacLeod's millinery store,
New Council Meet
The first meeting of the new Oouncil took place in the Council chambers on Monday afternDon at 2 p. m.,
when Mayor A. C. Bowness occupied
the chair; Aldermen Olapp, Jackson,
Balment, Erickson and Leask also
were in attendance.
The report from the returning officer was read in connection with the
municipal elections held on January
llth, 1915.
The Mayor briefly addressed the
Council and made a lew suggestions
to the Council in administrating the
aflairs ot the city during the coming
The follow'ng committees were appointed by the Mayor:
Finance—Aldermen Clapp and Erickson.
Health and Relief—Alderman Balment.
Water—Aldermen Jackson, Balment
end Clapp.
Fire nnd Police—Aldermen Jackscn
and Ericks0n.
Works and Property — Aldermen
Leask, Jac' son and Erickson.
Sewerage—Aldermen Balment and
Spec'al" Water—The Mayor, Aldermen Jackscn and Erickson.
Legislation— Aldermen Balment and
The first named ot each committee
will act as chairman.
Aldermen Erickson and Balment
moved that the regular meeting ot
the City Oouncil be held in tbe City
Hall on tbe second Monday of eacb
month at 2 p. m.
A letter was then read from Mr.J.
B. Sutherland stating that he did not
expect to be able to commence tbe
city audit before Monday, January
It was moved in this connection by
Aldermen Erickson and Clapp that
Mr. Sutherland be notified by wire
that unless be commenced the audit
of the city's books by noon Wednesday, tho 20th, tho Council will cancel the arrangements with him and
place the audit in the hands ot local
Moved by Aldermen Jackson and
Balment that tho Mayor, Aldermen
Ericsson, Leask and Clapp be a committee   to deal witb tbe city   audit
to be ended
with power to act. I and   now being built in British   Co-
A letter was then read from all the  lumbia, Canada.
city officials expressing their willing- 	
ness to accept a reduction of   10 per . _
cent, on  their salaries from the first  SUDITIdrine  TeiT0r SOOH
of January, 1915, and to cover a period  during  thc  present  year.
Aldermen Jackson and Erickson
moved that the oiler of tho city employees bc accepted with thanks. |
Captain Hustler of tho Salvation eI
Army addressed tho Council and asked them to continue the donation of
$10.00 per month to tho Army's work
as was given by the lust Council for
lhe months of November and December.
Aldermen .lad on nnd Balment
moved that tho Council agree they
Cannot sec their wny clear to grant
tho request .of the Salvation Army
for a  donation of $10.00 a month.      ;
The meeting adjourned at 4  p.  m.
Thomas A. Edison believes the war
! in Europe will last two years long-
He considers that the submarine
has proved itself tbe greatest   nival
instrument o'   offence, bi'lt    believes
that means have been found, though
not yet demonstrated, for the defence
of big ships against tinder-water at-
I tacks.
"While the submarine has not obviated the nsed for the dreadnaught,
it surely has lessened its value. But
you may bet that the ships En ;land
is now constructing will be protected
against submarine torpedaos. The ef-
, feet of a primary   explosion   can   be
I greatly   reduced  in   constructing    a
dreadnaught and tbis in all likel hood
I Ib what is being done," said Mr. Edison recently.
"Germi ny has made the great mia-
take of believing 'Great Britain and
France decadent notiens. The Germans are a great people commercially,   industrially   and   agriculturally,
up in
developed and undeveloped resources. the atmosphere of egoism. It is too
It brings into direct touch with the ,)ad that everything in the country
markets a number of rich agricultur- has been subordinated to the mili-
al areas suitable for mixed farming, tafy ca,te- and I think the sooner
dairying, poultry-raising, and vege- thfB system is ended the better for
table-growing. These districts have the German people,
heretofore been without adequate rail KILLING MEN SCIENTIFICALLY,
way transportation. In some ot these i
Kettle Valley Railway
From Merritt to Midway
Canada, total distance 275.miles
This railway, in the southern   central   portion   of   British Columbia,
paBses through a part of the   Province which is exceedingly rich in both  but they have been brought
sections irrigation iB necessary,   and
in other localities the annual rainfall
is sufficient.
It   opens   up   numerous   excellent
"The present war  has  taught  the
world that killing men in   war is   a
[scientific proposition.     With all   the
implements of destruction   and plans
grazing districts, among them being . for offensive and defensive operations
the Coldwater, Pass Creek, Otter, so "Carefully mapped out, and with
Osprey Lake, Ovanagan and Kettle , the great number of men that can be
River Valleys; and by providing' drawn Into the fray by both sides,
transportation at convenient points the conflict will be a long drawn af-
ensures steady and rapid «ommunica- fair. There have been wars that have
tion with the sources of demand. lasted 30 years, but those days   are
It taps and makes tributary to its ! past. Killing men is a different mat-
traffic the celebrated fruit-growing' ter today, and I believe ths present
valley of the Okanagan, going struggle wil.l not end lor at least
through Penticton, at the foot o!,two years, although I hope it may
Okanagan   Lake,    a noted fruit-pro- end sooner than any of us expects."
ducing   centre,   and a famous tourists' and travellers' resort.
It traverses a country rich in min
When asked if the year had not
brought worry and loss with the fire
at his works on December 9,    when
erals both in process of being wo.'.- about $3000 worth of property   was
ed and still   undeveloped, coal    and
copper   being the principal   deposits
thus far utilized.
It makes   available various    good
: timber areas, mostly of fir and pine,
and the comparatively short distance
| to the Coast markets will undoubtedly be taken advantage of by lumbermen and mill-owners when the railway is finished.
It connects a   number ot   thriving
towns   and small cities with   main-
I travelled    railways, giving   them   a
.favorable outlet to the leading   commercial centres,    with lower   freight worry
rates and quicker time.
It affords    the hunter  and
lost, Mr, Edison said: "The loss
does not worry me. No'hing was
burned that cannot be replaced. I
was up against a harder proposition
when we built the first electric light
ing plr nt in New York. It was something new, electric lighting then. A
fortune hnd been invested and the
whole world was awaiting the outcome.
"No, I'm not worrying aliout the
money loss. That can be made
again. When anyone talks about wor
ry he might apply my standard of
Just th'nk of tho kaiser, now
on the defensive, with nearly 500
angler miles, nil told on the cast and west
signal   opportunities to en;oy   their of   battlefront.    Why,   th?    average
favorite pastimes in regions   where n
great   variety   of sport can be bad,
man's worries sink into insignificance
compared to this.    Then  you    may
and amid exquisite scenes of   beauty ta'te thc standard of disaster   from
and outdoor attractiveness,
It gives the traveller and tourist a
Belgium, gritty llttlo Belgium.
"It haB surprised mc to   sre
new sense of the wonders ot British the Americans bave become wcak-
Colimtta'B ma-.niflccnt scenery, rang- j'-nsed over this war. They seem to
'ng from scnow-clsd peaks to tran-, be stricken with a sort of commer-
quil lakes, forest, field and stream—a clal paraiys'a. They want to get out
constant panorama of changing, love- nnd do something nnd now is the
l.ness. Neither pen nor brush will opportune time. . Why, you can put
give any idea of the beauty to be up a build n; cheaper today than you
found along this route, Neither art- could before the war, and yet many
lat nor writer can picture the varied of our supposed good busin ss men
attractions which rise before the will wait until ihe war is over for a
traveller as he scans the wide spaces sign of prosperity, ani pay more for
that Nature unfolds in the canyons the building. The wise man will pre-
and mountain ranges through which pare for tbe boom in trade that we
he paajes. | will soon experience end which   will
Taken   in   its   entirety, this route be tremendous atter the war."
not   only demonstrates the commer- j  . _
cial necessity 0f ItB bn'lding, and its | The C.P.R. are taking the Calgary-
advantages to the agriculturist, gra- Spokane Flyers off their runs on
zicr, fruit-grower, minor, timbcrman,  Monday   and Tuesday.   That   known
Investor, sportsman, ftnd tourist, but
it stands out ,mcmorably ns a salient
nnd vital link In thc remarkable mt-
worii of railway-lines already   built
as No. 63 leaves Calgary for Its last
run on Monday, the 25th, and No.
64 leaves Spo'iane on T'isday, the
Begin to think about your exhibit
for the Fall Fair.
Be prepared for Competition
Meeting of Board of
Board of Trade
The Cranbrco't,Board of Trade held
a meeting in the city ht. 1.1 last Friday evening when but a small number of members were present.
The meeting was called to order by
the president, A. C. Bowness, and
Geo. F. Stevenson acted a3 secretary pro tem.
A letter and resolution was received and read from th? lnvermere
Board of Trade, in brief, containing
reference to the completion of the
Banff-Windermere road and a-'^cd the
various boards of the district to assist in bringing the attention ol the
bovernment to the necessity 0f completing the road at an early date.
On motion: of Dr. J. H. King and T.
T. Mecredy it was resolved, that this
board concur in this resolution of the
lnvermere board and endorse the sentiment contain:d therein.
Mr. C. R. Ward brought in a motion, to petition the Dominion Government and ask them to build a
telephone line from Kootenay Landing to Yahk to connect up the two
lines weflt of the city and from Wasa
to lnvermere to connect up the Iin 28
north of the city and that the matter be laid before Mr. R. F. Green,
the member for this district; also
that Creston and lnvermere Boards
of Trade be asked to co-onernte and
tbat a special committee be appointed to draft up a resolution.
Messrs. Ward, Mecredy, Baker and
Stevenson were appointed on this
Mr. R. F. Beattie brought to the
attention of the Board the question
of a distillation plant for Cranbrook.
After considerable discussion it was
shown to some extent what benefit
it would be to tbe district and to
the farmer if such a plant was installed here. It was afterward moved hy Messrs. Ward and Christie
"Tbat a special meeting be called under the auspices of the Cranbrook
Board of Trade for Friday evening,
Jan. 22nd, and that Mr. H.C.Moore
of Blairmore be asked to address tbe
meeting, and that a committee be
named to look after Ox. advertising
and make arrangements for the meeting," Messrs. Beattie, Christie and
Wilson were appointed a committee.
Mr. Maurice Quain was appointed
the Board's representative on tho
pulUc market question.
now going on in Europe in which the
issue is clearly drawn between those
forces that make for progress and liberty, and those that make for reaction anb despotism, demands of Britain and the British dominions the
utmost possible sacrifice for the preservation of our glorious heritage;
and, whereas, we have not as yet felt
the weight of the burden as many of
our fellow-citizens and our allies
have felt it, therefore, be it resolved
that we pledge ourselves, and that
we seek to induce our fellow-members to pledge themselves, to give the
out-turn of one acre of grain, preferably wheat, of the crop of 1915 to
the needs of the empire."
Saskatchewan Grain Growers' As-
Eociat'on has also agreed to donate
one acre of the crop from eacb farm
in 1915.
His Honour, Lieutenant-Governor
Barnard has kindly consented to make
the donation on behalf of the Farmers anff Women's Institutes of British Columbia.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
Deputy    Minister and  Superintendent
of Institutes.
Contributions received from Farmers' Institutes for patriotic fund organized by tbe Department of Agriculture:
Arrow Park $21.75, Aldcrgrove
$130.25, Baynes District, $38.00, Burton $25.25, Cape Scott $25.50,
Coombs $24.75, Cranbrco't $17.00,
Crawford Bay $202.00, Chilliwac't
$117, Creston $50, Eagle River $50,
Glenside $2.50, Graham Island (East
Coast) $25, Howe Sound $50, Knle-
den $20, Keloum $36.30, I asqueti Ib
9100, Matsqui
$75.00, Mount Olie $19.40, Moyie
Valley $18.25, Nicola $30, Northern
Olnnigan $156.35, Nechaco $50, Na-
naimo $132, Notch Hill $88, North
Vancouver $35, Needles $32.60, Niti-
nat $13.75, New Denver $10, Okanag-
In approaching the City Council we
anticipated that they were the right
ones to assist us. True, the City
grant Would be the ratepayers' money and the Council are the legitimate trustees of same, yet we venture to pay tbat if the ratepayers
were appealed to I have confidence
enough     in    them    to   think    ihey
|would    not   turn   o ir requeft down.
I The Army is in your midst to do the
same work as  the other ch rch»s, as
I well as whatever relief work is   per-
| mitted us nnd the opportunity presents itself; that is provid.n? we
have the means.
It might be well for mc to point
out that our membership is nu de up
of those who themselves have . no
means of support, therefore we can
not rely on them for assiPtnnee financially. A ihirt time ago I Issued
a personal    appeal   and    in   answer
friends I   want to    extend my   best
Had the Corps been able to make
sufficient headway anl gather to itself a larger membership as has other towns  we  would  never have   had
$10,    Laugley $103,    Metclnsin thereto   I    received    responses
$94.25,    Maple Ridge  amount to $5.00 monthly;    to
an Centre $43.40, Okanagan $50, Pen- any need to appeal for assistance to
der Island $80, Penticton $8, Quadra the city but could have supported
$105.25, Robson $120.50, Rock Creek j ourselves by our own so'd ers and
$30, Rose Hill $130.50, Skidegate $35, the public at large.
St. Elmo $23, Seymour Arm $50, | i have sought to pay my way
Surrey $80, Shawnigan $50, Shirley amidst this pressure of t'nnncs and
District $65.50, Strawberry Hill am pleased to say that locally we
$23.30, Spallumchesn $55.25, Silver ' owe no man; there bas been, howev-
Creek $6, Salmon VaUey $38, Texnda ' er, a debt of $154 incurred for   rent
Island $10.50, Victoria $25, Windermere $28, Weetban'c $41.25, Islands
$30, Martin's Prairie $60.
Contribut.ons   received    from   Women's   Institutes tor patriotic   fund set in.
and interest to headquarters. Most
of this has been accumulated since
command, which commenced on 3nt*e
12th, about the time the hatd timeB
Gift of Grata for Allies
At the great convention of the
ManitoVa Grain Growers' Association
at Brandon this week, every delegate
present, amid scenes of groat enthusiasm, pledged himself to the fol'ow-
ing resolution:
"That, Whereas, a groat struggle ls
Donations Agricultural
Dept. Patriotic Fund
Victoria, B. 0., Dec. 31.
The Editor Prospector:
Sir,—May I ask you to be so good
as to publish the following list of
subscriptions received by this Depart
ment from the Farmers' and Women's Institutes of thiB Province, towards the Farmers' and Women's Institutes Patriotic Fund.
The splend'd amount of $4350.65 has
been received up to the end of the
present year by tbo Department, and
there are several more Institutes to
hear from yet.
The co'lect'on of this amount ia
indeed a credit to our Farmers' and
Women's Institutes, and must bave
entailed a considerable amount of
self-sacrifice on the part of members,
wben on. considers the h .rd times
which at presmt exist, and tbe many
otber calls which have been made on
their generosity. In addition to cash
contributions, most of our Institutes, especially the Wonen's, have
made large gifts of food, clothing,
etc., for relief of the Belgians, and
of those in our midst who are Buttering through this terrible war.
In accordance with the wish of
practically all the Initlt'ttes who
hive subscribed, the total amount
co'lected will he donated to His
Majesty's Government, to be ut'llzed
by them as they may th't.» best towards Ihi allev'at'on of suffering and
distress raustd hy the war in European countries. Th's praet'cally
means tint It will he nerd tn help
the Belgians—tbat Intlonitable race
who, by thoir heroic stand nt the
beginning of the war, undoubtedly
saved thi aitot'oi, and whn, in consequence of this righteous defencs of
thiir hearths and homea, have hnd
their country ravaged and laid waste
and are Buffering untold h.trdsb'p Bnd
organized by the Department of Agriculture:
Arrow Park $43.10, Aga-siz $10.00,
Chilliwack $5.50, Cranbrook $38, C0w- especially   do I  thank the
ichan $10, Central Park $22.90,   Co-   Society for their help,
quitlam,    $5,    Comox   $30,    Gordon
Head   $77.25,   Hatzic $14, Hazelmere
$10,    Harrop and Diatrict $5, Kala-
malka $51, Langford $8.25,   Langley
$152, Lake Hill $105, Matsqui $19.50,
Metchosin   $40,   Mission $25,   Nelson
$17.85, Nakuap   $115.70, Oyster   District   $30,   Peachland   $40,   Similka-
meen $100, Salmon Arm $27.50, Sum-
merland $31.25, South Saanich $22.00 i
Surrey   $24,   Salmon   River   Valley I
$12.50, Tynehead $20, Royal Oak $38,
Robson $27, Upper Sumss $8.90, Willow Point $70.55.
I take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation to a'l the friends
who have in any wny assisted us, and
Officer in Charge
Installation of Officers
Durham Encampment No. 12 held
their installation of officers Wednesday, a large number being present.
After the installation ceremony was
over the members enjoyed a banquet
together with cards, music ond
The instillation of the new officers
was mnde by W. M. Harris, D. D. G.
P., assisted by P. C. P.'s H. White,
E. D. Ireland and R. W. Russell, the
following officers be'ng installed:
C. P.—R. A. Racklyeft.
S. W.-J. W. Hallett.
H. P.—J. H. PalmeT.
Scribe—R. W. Russell.
Treasurer—S. L. Coop.
J. W.—S. Fyles.
Guide—E. H. McPhee.
I. S.—W. C. Adlard.
1st W.—W. G. Robinson.
2nd W.—J. L. Palmer.
3rd W.—C. S. Hester.
During the past term the membership of the Encampment has increased wonderfully from 38 members to
ber and December. In lieu of tne' 65> Thlg aione Bpeaks well of tbe ac-
fact that a new Council has been tlvlty of tne membership and Ub of-
elected   and   that  the circumstances  ficergj together with the work of the
Salvation Army Asks
Municipal Aid
Cranbrook,  Jan. 20, 1915
Editor Prospector.
Dear Sir,—I beg leave to take up a
little space in your paper with tbe
object of explaining to the public at
large just what the rorititn of the
Salvation Army Corps in Cranbrook
ia at tbe present time.
In No/ember our Corps was in
such a shape tbat we appca'ed to tbe
Council for assistance and was granted $10.00 for tbe months of Novem-
surrounding the Army's work In Cranbrco't had not improved, we again
made an appeal to the new Council
on Monday afternoon.- After considering the appeal the Cornell saw fit
in their wisdom to aay that they
were not In a position to make any
grants at the present time.
The poslt'on ia now such that the
Corps cannot finance it-elf, our income only ben- a'out $2.00 per week
made up from collections in the citadel nnd on the streets. This amount
will not co er our rent, nor the Interest on the mortgage, ror thi current expimes; this altogether fiom
our ealary. For our salary we are
granted $3.00 per weok from the Toronto headquarters nn\ the remaining
$9.00 must be raised locally after
all otber expenses are paid, our aal-
] ary be'ng (12.00 per week.
Election of Officers
The annual meeting and election of
officers of Cranhrook Royal Scarlet
Chapter for th? ensuing yesr was
held Thursday night in R. B. K. ot I.
hall as follows:
W. C. In C.—J. F. Smith.
E. C. In C—R. 8. Garrett.
Chaplaln-M. McEachern.
Scribe—T. O. Horsman.
Treasurer—W, Harold Brown.
Herald-at-Arms—J.  Wallace.
1st Lecturer—W. O. Hnvwprd.
2nd Lecturer—A. D. Horsman.
1st Conductor—B. Mac'^reth.
2nd Conductor—Ira FoBter.
...Tnward Herald—T. Good.
Outward Hcrald-S. L. Williams.
©he proepeetor, CDrmtbrook, & (&.
Published  Every  Saturday Morning at Cranbrook,  B.O.
F. M. Christian, general manager
Postage to  American,   European  (Br itish  Isles  excepted)   and  othor  foreign countries,  50 cents a year oxtra.
ADVERTISEMENTS—Advertising rates furnished on application. No
advertisements but those of a reputable character will be accepted for
ADVERTISERS AND SUBSCRIBERS.—Unless notice to tbo contrary
ib given to local manager advertisements and subscriptions will bo kept
running and charged  up against their account.
21st YEAR
CRANBROOK, B.O     January   23rd,   1915,
No. 4
The first sitting of the new Council
took place this week when a warn nt;
was issued by the Mayor that during the coming year strict economy
should be observed. The warning is
an appropriate one, especaly when
we Ci inider the times we are passing
through a:id the unknown (future that
lies before us.
We have to con •ratu'.ate thc tloor
manager this week who put a stop
to certain practices that were being
exhibited on the dancing floor of a
public hall in Cranbrook. lt is all
very well to adopt new dances, but
if vulgarity anj indecency is exhibited then it is time for the floor manager to pu: his foot down firm. The
most remarkable thing about it was
that it was the girls who got the
blame because if they did not encourage or d:sire it, the floor manager was
confident that the men did not, for
they had made a strong complaint
against it. We are not averse to
anyone enjoying a dance, no better
exercise can be had or a better
amusement, but let dancing keep its
right place and   be   danced in    the
proper manner.
«   •   •   *
Everyone will enjoy the trip ont to
Athalmer on Monday. The outing
will be productive of much good to
the city and to the binding together
of the interests of the Columbian Inhabitants and the citizens ol Gran-
"brook. The interests are almost identical and now that the Kootenay
Central Railway has been opened to
traffic it should in the future mean
considerable to the commercial interests of the whole Kootenay. With
co-operation between the boards of
trade of the upper country and this
district the building up of one o* the
finest agricultural, mixed farming and
stock-raising countries in the province . could be obtained right hre.
Help one another. "United we
stand." Let that be the motto for
all comers and goers. Boost for the
Columbia Valley and the Kootenays.
Marysville and District
Farmers' Institute
freight rates with the O.P.R. The
bulletins which are issued by tbe department from time to time are cer-
  tainly of great value to the rancher.
the newly formed 0ur proposed experimental farm is
now under   the consideration of   the
Opening of the House
No General Moratorium
Victoria, B. C, Jan. 20,-Follow-
inz the formal opening of th; session
of the legislature today the house will
adjourn until Monday. The proposal
of the government to provide for a
moratorium has resulted in the ministers receiving many communications
and deputations relative to the character of the financial legislation. It
ia now understood that the bill as
drawn up will not be as sweeping as
at first anticipated but will merely
afford some protection to a certain
class of debtors who might be the
victims of harsh action on the part
of creditors. No moratorium in the
general acceptance of the term will
be proclaimed in the province and every effort will be made to avoid imperiling tbo financial status of British Columbia.
Victoria, B.C., Jan. 21st.
Tho lint Mi Co'umbia Parliament
convened on Thursday. Some ot the
members living at a distance arrived
early, nn they hnd not heen In Victoria for some time and were dnalr-
ous of familiarizing themselves with
existing conditions, and consulting
the lenders of the party. Naturally i
hs there h ivo been no deaths or re-1
sign itions, the House wlll stand the '
same as last year, forty Conserva-1
tives and two Socialists. One of the
Conservative members, Captain Foster, of ths IslnndB Constituency,
holds a eo amission in the Becond Ex-
| peditionary ForceB, now training at
the Willows, has just returned fr0m
Winnipeg, where he took a course of
military training. He was granted
leave of absence sufficient to enable
him to attend to his Legislative duties, as he is one of the strong members in th? House, although a young
man and only elected a Httle more
than a year ago at a bye-election to
succeed Mr. McPhillips, who was promoted to the bench. Mr. Foster has
made an excellent record in the
House and won many friends.
There was a lack ot the usual pomp
and display upon the opening of Parliament tbis year owing to the European war. The new Lieut.-Governor
Mr. Frank Barnard, was escorted by
his secretary, Mr. H. J. Muskett, and
Captain Drake, A.D.C. Owino- to tbe
military camp located in the city
th»re was a larger attendance ot soldiers than heretofore. The usual
form of entering and then retiring
while a speaker is elected was observed. Hon. D. M. Eberts, 0( the Saanich District, the present Speaker,
was re-elected, and Mr. W. H. Hayward, Deputy Speaker. It has always been the custom for Sir Richard and Lady McBride to tender a
reception after the opening ceremonies, but this (unction was dispensed
with this year, Sir Richard being desirous of observing the day in a dignified and quiet manner.
It is the general opinion tbat the
session will not fast over three weeks
as the ministers have no desire to
introduce contentious legislation under existing conditions.
A new scheme for catching herring
was evolved at Esquimau Harbor recently. Large shoals of this specie
of fish have heen feeding in the harbor tor some time. Tne drydock was
needed for the repairing of a ship
and the gate was lifted, and the ship
placed in position. The water was
then pumped out, and to tbe amazement of those present the floor of the
dock was covered from tbree to six
inches with birring, many dead, yet
a large number alive. Everybody in
the town hurried to the dock with
buckets and secured the live fleh.
The next day it wae different as a
stench arose from the putrltying, fish
tbat threatened the health ol tbe
neighborhood. A gang ol men were
secured with difficulty, and by use ot
hucl'Cts over 30,000 tons of decaying
herring were thrown over the gate into the harbor. It will be a long
time belore the inhabitants of Esquimau will eat herring again.
A meeting of
Marysvillo and District Farmers Institute hold a meeting at the Central
hotel on the Oth inst. for the purpose of electing officers for tho 1915
Institute year. F. T. Bidder presided over a large and representative
meeting. Anun^st. those prcBcnt were
N. W. Burdettc, B. Lund'n, P. Hand-
ley, H. Johnson, G. Johnson, W. T.
Awmnck, O. E. Freake, H. E. Freake
•Ino. and Mrs. Rrnnctt, Mra. F. Tibbetts, A. Pjh'n, L. E. Herchmer, D.
J. Horman, F. Bidder, O. Brlstow, i
E. Stevens, L. A. Meachrn and A.
James,  secretary-treasurer.
The meeting was called to order by
the Presid"nt at $ P.m., wh0 in turn
department, and I feel sure if we
work together in 1915 as we did in
the past year, we will get our experimental farm. I have received
dues from 26 members to the amount
of $13.00, $3.00 of which has been expended on stamps, etc., leaving a 'balance of $10.00 in the treasury. Thanking you one and all lor your kind attention I wish the Institute a prosperous new year."
lho auditors' report was then read
and certified the books correct.
The dlrecto-B reported jointly,
Messrs. Handley, Pjhin and Horman.
The names of W. T. Awmack, H.
E.   Freake, D.  J. Horman   and   F.
culled upon the secretary to rrad the -,._._.*____
•    a       . ,    .       U,-      . mm. ..,«r»  Bidder were added to the membersmp
minutes ot last meeting, vhich were  ». _ ]__ _ ^   .^    rf    ^
adopted ns read.   The secretary then  ro11'  making
read a  brief report by the  president m^lb"B
which was as follows:
"LadieB and Gentlemen: This being the first annual meet'ng of the
Marysville and District Farmers' Institute, I am sure you wll appreciate the progress that has been made
in organizing anl propa^afn; the
opportunities and advantages that
may be obtained by jo'-n'ng togother
for mutual help. The secretary will
shortly read to you letters of encouragement from W. E. Scott, superintendent of Institutes, wh'ch tell
us all that can be obtained and ot
the advantages of co-operation. As
we are yet in our infancv we   must
Election of officers resulted as follows:
Pres'd nt—F. T. Bidder.
First Vice-President—H.   Johnson.
Second Vice-President—J. Horman.
Directors—P. Handley, B. Lundin,
J. Horman.
Secretary-Treaaurer—A. G. James.
St. Eugene Hospital
Graduate leaves for
the Front
ScobelPs Liquor, Tobacco
and Drujc Cure J5TBM5
Alcohol, Tobacco sad Drap. It counteract! tht
•fluti tlraott tstuntly-removes ell crirtafi-
Altar tikis* tha treatment then wlll never ba any
aad tirHrtak Intoilcr 2 "-1
ta or «a draft scaur. Can
'e hevs.yet lo sear of one
are. Mailed usdar separata co»ef lo eared-
ia. Price HOC bot orl bonee lot 11000. Tka
>M1 ling C*„ M. C»«»H»ei, Oat.
not expect too much at this stage ot
deve'onment. We have had a very
successful start, 26 members and a
cash account at the Royal hank. The
greater part of the organizing work
has been in the hands ot the secretary, A. G. James, find the large
number of membera testify to the
capable and efficient manner he haa
applied to tbat important task. Now
ladies and gentlemen, we must look
forward to the coming season and endeavor to make our organization
stronger and more efficient, and let
our motto be, each for all and all
for each."
The secretary-treasurer then gave
hia report.    .
"Mr. President, Directors, Ladiea
and Gentlemen: In submitting my
report for the Institute year 1914 it
gives me great pleasure to report a
fully paid-up membership ot 26, and
as you are all aware we are juat in
our infancy, flrat mention being made
of a farmers' club as recently as Jrne
18. At a Con-ervative meeting here
it was arranged that a public meeting should be called for Saturday,
July 25, to consider ways and means
of forming a Farmers' Institute, notices of which I, aa secretary pro
tem, sent to all concerned in the district. Ths meeting was a very successful one, Mr. N. W. Burdette presided and 10 Bienittircs and duea
were received. I was instructed by
tin meeting to visit other ranchers
in the district telling them of the
opportunities of co-operation which
resulted in my getting the requisite
25 which I forwarded to tbe Hon.
Minister ot Agriculture, wbicb resulted in our obtaining on September
5 a certificate ot incorporation. Now,
Mr. President, judging from the large
number ot ranchers ln our Institute
district, which numbers 44, I leel
sure the time is not lar away when
Marysville will be termed sn agricultural town and centre, but as I
aforesaid we are in our Infancy, so I
think it's up to us to pull together
and make this Institute a success.
I am sure the Department are anxious to assist us as much as possible, as you can judge for yourselves by tho correspondence which I
will shortly read to you. I am also
in receipt ot. letters trom various
manufacturers offering their wares at
greatly reduced rates to members ot
Institutes.    We   a'so   hive    special
Miss Verna Appleton of Proctor has
been selected to proceed to England
shortly for duty with the overseaa
army, medical corps, according to information received yesterday by C.J.
Archer ol Nelson from O. P. Apple-
ton of Proctor, a brother ot Miss
Miss Apiileton is a graduate nurse
trom tbe St. Eugene hospital, Oranbrook. Belore proceeding t0 England she will visit ber sister ln Winnipeg and her parents in Toronto.
She is also a sister ol 0. B. Apple-
ton ot Proctor.
A Successful Year
The annual congregational meeting
ot Knox Presbyterian church was
held Friday evening last, wben the
work ot the year was reviewed, af-
flcers reports given and officers elected.
The Sabbath school report was
given T>y the superintendent, H.White,
and showed an enrolment for the past
year ol 176 scholars and 11 teachers
and officers, the average attendance
being 127, an increase ot about 12
over the previous year.
Mrs. Macgregor gave tbe report of
tbe Marion Oliver Mission 'band which
had held 17 meetings. The girls ol
the band sewed blocks Ior quilts and
the hoys made scrap books.
Tbree members ot the Women's
Missionary society had been made lite
members during the year, namely,
Mrs. McBachern, Mrs. (Rev.) Thompson and Mrs. W. E. Worden.
The receipts   ot   the   Ladles'   Aid
society during tbe year  amounted to
over  $600 and  among its donations
1 was $77.10 to the Belgian relief.
!   Rev. W. K. Thompson,   paator ot
the church, reported 150 families and
180 single perrons in connection  with
tbe church.   There had been  20  baptisms and 10 new members Joined the
churcb.   In all there  were   192  communicants on the church roll.
The report of the managers, given
by the secretary, F. M. Macpherson,
showed receipts from all sources of
$3,147.75. Officers elected for the year
were as follows:
Congregational secretary, R.S.Garrett; envelop secretary, W. A. Niebel);
treasurer, F. M. Macpherson; board ol
manager,s W. E. Worden, F. M. Macpherson, J. H. Spence, W. A. Nlibet,
A. A. Mackinnin, A. 0. Harshaw, E.
Bhcckleton, W. M. Harris, C.J.Little. .
Proposed Wood Distillation Plant
Continued from Page One.
of moiature. Tbis was somewhat of
a disadvantage. Four to five year
old stumps are better than the green
stumps from the point of view of resins. However, it ran well to the
cord basia: Crude turpentine, 23.1
gallons, light oil 6.7 gallons, heavy
or tar oil 37.1 gallons, pitch 142.8
lbs., charcoal 1238.3 lbs. This Is a recovery of all the products of tbe
wood except some 11 per cent, or In
other words a total 89 per centage
recovery. This record we do not believe can be duplicated bs any other
tban the Prltchard processes. It
there are other processes which will
do this we do not know of them. I
might say we are also constantly on
the watch for new improvements in
the same and we know now that we
have a fifty per cent, better proposition than formerly according to advice that I have received thia week
which I will explain later.
"After this test at Moscow the B.
C. Government was approached with
a suggestion of help. We were told
that they had had this matter ruder
consideration for some , little time
and bad investigated other processes
than the Prltchard one hut had found
they were wanting in being able to
turn out commercial products, that
apparently ours would turn them
out and they were most interested in
further investigat.'on. We were told
that on investigation, Should our
claims be verified that there were
commercial products in our woods,
they would a'd us in this pioneer
work as the success of such a venture meant a great d»al to tbe country as a whole. In May laat a further personal field investigation in tbia
district waa made by the B. C. Forest service with the Director of tbe
tl. S. Forest Products Labatory in
an advisory capacity. The reault of
this investigation lead to sending a
carload of stumps to North ..Carolina
for a thorough test in the commercial plant recently erected there. Tbe
B.C.Government kindly paid for the
taking out of the stumps and the
sending of them. Mr. A. K. Leitch
kindly offered to look after the picking of average stumps and from an
area picked at random at Jaflray a
little over seven cords of such
stumps were obtained, loaded in the
presence of the district forester, Mr.
Gilmore, and delivered over to tbe
railway for transportation to designation.
"In August last this carload of
stumps was ran for distillation.
Those present at the test included
some very big men in the line of
Government officials and college professors, the reason being that seemingly every one who bas studied the
possibilities of the industry are moat
impressed with its possibilities. This
test ran in distillation per cord basis
as follows: Crude turpentine 20.3
gallons, light oil 3.5 gallons, heavy
oil 70} gallons, charcoal 1081 lbs.
pitch 40.9 lbs., wood alcohol 95 p.c,
1.5 gallons, acetate of lime 70.9 lbs.
Every person present at the test was
very much pleased with the result,
nnd it is spoken of as being ot great
Importance from the standpoint ol
commercial manufacture.
"With this investigation I hope
that I have demonstrated that tbe
local parties so far interested have
done all in their power to investigate
the possibilities of the lnduitries.
"A plant operating on the proposed processes will cost close on to
$100,000 lor a capacity ot say 30
cords per day, working steadily. The
products in the stumps will yield, per
cord trom $15 to $30. The cost ol
production is very low. Fair profits
wlll be given the Investor, estimated
from 25 to 60 per cent, annually.
"What then is proposed for the
farmer? That be be found a market
(or his pine and fir stumps, at a reasonable price, That he, be financed In
getting rid of the stumps. This our
company   are   prepared to do.    To
purchase powder in large quantities
and to advance it to the man who
haB his stumps for sale, to pay cash
for the stump per pound when they
are delivered at a central point, possibly to even haul them for him; to
leaee or loan him a stump puller of
the most improved kind and send .to
him experts skilled in the work of
removing stumps.from the land.
The company proposed to pay the
farmer for hia stumps from $4.00 up
per cord consisting of 4000 lbs. It
had been clearly demonstrated that a
combined power to raise the stump
was lower in cost than any individual one; for instance, the combined
power of powder and power. There
was a powder made in Coiuitlam,
Mr.Moore said, that was much cheaper than most powders and perhaps
more satisfactory for this purpose.
"There are millions of these cordt
of pine and fir stumps now alowed
to go to waBte in this district.
These stu mps represent millions of
dollars of revenue for the district.
Unless a market is found for them
they will still be waste and waste of
such a kind that the farmer is making large capital expenditures to get
rid of. At the present time, I venture to say, the cost of clearing the
land of the stump in this district is
almost what it can be sold for after
the stumps have been removed. This
should not be. It Ib therefore the
part of everyone in the district to
lend a helping hand to establish this
market for the stump and increase
the population and weallth of each
possibly fifty per cent., not taking into consideration returns from an investment made in the proposed plant,
which should be very large."
In answer to a question as to how
much it would coat to raise a stump
Mr. Moore explained that while the
sum might seem most unreasonable
a stump could by their process be
raised for llc. And whilst they wanted to encourage the farmer to raise
hia own stumps, if they thought it
advisable they might enter into a
contract with a coast firm to raise
stumps for them at about.this price,
but that, of courae, was an after consideration.
Q.—How many stumps average a
A.—18 in. wood average 13 stumps
to the cord, 19 in. wood 11, 20 in.
wood 10, 22 in. wood 8.8, 24 in. wood
7.1, 25 in. wood 6.3, 28 in. wood 4.6.
Q.—Can tamarack be used for this
A.—No, it cannot.
Q—What stumps are the beat?
A—Yellow pine, irom 4 to 5 years
Q.—Where do you measure the diameter?
A.—The ground line is taken.
Q.—What amount ol stumps are
there to thc ttcre?
A.—Averaging 55 stumps to the
acre there would be approximately 5i
to 6 cords which at $4.00 to $5.00 per
cord would amount to $24.00 per acre
or more, according to the amount ol
resin contained in stumps.
The questions came in thick and
last at thia time and to tbem af.l
Mr. Moore was able to give a satisfactory explanations and answers.
The interest ln the stump seemed to
be increasing very'fast and if tbe
sentiment of tbe meeting can be taken as an index of the enthusiasm
pertaining to tbe final success 0f the
starting of this Industry in our
midst it will be an undoubted success.
Dr. King upon being called upon
for a few remarks aB one interested
in tbe industry supported Mr.Moore's
remarks and explained tbe support
that was being received from tbe
lumber Interests ln tbe district, as'
well ae from the ranchere who bad
been approached.
Mr. Geo. Stevenson on behrJ.f of the
board of trade then moved a resolution to the effect that a committee be
appointed for the purpose of sending
a delegate if necessary to ask the government for a bonus or perhaps to
guarantee the bonds of the company
so that they would he able to go
ahead and begin the work,.and that
a resolution be drafted to send to
the proper authorities by a committee appointed by the chairman. The
motion was passed unanimously and
the chairman, Mr. Bowness, appointed three useful and active workers of
the board to workl on that committee, Geo. Stevenson, J, M. Christie
and W. A. Nisbet.
The meeting adjourned.
will repay the most careful investigation and research along the British
Columbia routes of the Canadian
Northern Pacific Railway.
Canadian Northern
The great transcontinental line ie
building on both the mainland of
British Columbia and on Vancouver
Island, and ita various branches In
the Province aggregate 803 milea in
extent. It reaches and makes tributary to ita routes, mixed farming,
grazing, stock-raisin <, dairying, fruit
and vegetable growing, 8nd poultry
raising areas, passing through some
of the most fertile lands that the
Province contains. Both the older
and the newer settled districts are
traversed by its rails, and the intend-1
ing settler with money or the one
with limited capital can both find excellent land for agricrdtural purposes.
On the Mainland and on Vancouver
rsland the railway goes through immensely valuable stand? of merchantable timber, principally Douglas fir
and red cedar, besides toeing in close
touch with some good pulp-wood districts in the Province.
Gold, silver, lead, coal, iron, cop-
Per. gypsum, brick-clay, fire-clay, and
ether mineral deposits have been
found along the line of and contiguous to tha railway. Some of these
have been commercially utilized and
: others are as yet comparatively undeveloped.
A very large amount of water-power is available in the districts bordering on the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway, both on the Mainland
and on Vancouver Island. A small
portion of this power has been developed, but many hundreds of thousands ot horse-power remain which
can be brought into operation.
Tbe sportsman, angler, and traveller will find in many portions 0t the
Province through which this railway
rune a splendid country in which to
shoot big game, fish, or view nature
in the rugged and diversified beauty
which bas put British Columbia on
the outdoors map ot the world.
This railway, with ita Mid-Western
and Eastern Canadian connections
and branches, will take a leading part
in the traffic movement whlcb the
Panama Canal open'n* is expected to
bring in its wake. It will be amply
equipped on the British Columbia
Coast with wharves, do;* s, vessels,
end all necessary sea-going facilities
to handle effectively an enormous volume of business.
Taking tbe undeniable facts alone,
and from every standpoint—that ot
the settler, investor, business-man,
commercial fisherman, miner, lumberman, manufacturer, or pleaaure-seek-
er—there aro numerous districts which
Any BritlBh subject, a widow, or
single woman over eighteen years,
who iB self-supporting, or alien who
declares his intention of becoming a
British subject, may take up preemptions in British Columbia. Three
years' residence and improvements to
the value of $5 an acre and tee of
$10 secures Crown grant in fee-slm-
]l e. Aliens must become naturalized-
Pre-emptions, 160, 80, and 40 acres.
Crown land may be bought up to 640
acres at $5 and at $10 an acre. Timber lands holding as high as 8,000
feet of milling timber west of Cascades (Coast Range), or 5,000 feet
eart of Cascades, to the acre cannot
be pre-empted. Coal, mineral, petro-
lei.m, and natural gas do not pass
under Crown-grant lands.
Calgary, Alta.,  Nov. 25th, 1914
Mrs. J. H. King, Oranbrook, B. C.
Dear Mpdim: I beg to acknowledge
receipt df your favor 0f the Uth instant enclosing express receipt for
your shipment to the Belgian Relief
I wish to convey to the people of
Cranbroc* and to yourself my heartfelt thanks tor their generous donations.
Besides the donations in food
stuff and clothes the committee bas
collected enough money to send three
full carloads of flour.
Thanking you again most heartily,
I am, dear Madam,
Yours respectfully,
Robert Power.
Calgary, Alta., Dec. 26, 1914
Mrs. J. H. King, Cranbrook, B. C.
Dear Madam' On behalf of the
Belgien Relief Committee I wish to
thank you personally lor your efforts in connection with this deserving cause. Mr. deBurlee, the Belgian Consul, has informed me that
you have sent a box of groceries purchased with money contributed by
the staff of Central public achool,
Mr. Oranston and Mrs. Godderis.
These contributions are very much
appreciated indeed, and will be uaed
to the. best advantage for the benefit of the suffering people of Belgium.
Acknowledgment has been made in
the press in the usual way.
Yours very truly,
J. H. Woods,
Hon. Secy. Belgian Relief Committee
Calgary, Alta., Jan. 15.—As an at'
termath to the changes among ths
Canadian Pacific railway, officials, W.
E. Cllne, lormerly despatchsr at
Cranbrook<, and now acting in that
position in Edmonton, bas been appointed chiet despatcber at Winnipeg
to succeed George C. Coleman, wbo
goes to Moose Jaw as car service
agent, while R. J. Collina of Saskatoon has been appointed to succeed Mr. Cline.
I P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Try our Shamrock Brands ot
Choice Cooked Hams, Smoked
Hams, Bacon & Pure Lard
and of the best quality
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Mrs. WatTs Letter
The writer of the accompanying letter is a daughter-in-law of Dr. Watt,
of Elko, and also secretary ot the
Advisory Board of Women's Institutes of British Columbia. Tlio letter contains some very interesting
paragraphs and points out in unmistakable manner how a member of the
Institute can and does use the influence and teaching she receives bo. advantage, and how even in times of
distress such ns are nnv prevailing
those same lessons can be of practical service.
Co. Parr's Bank,
Bartholomew Lane,
London, B.O., England,
November 25th, L914
To the Women's Institutes of British Columbia:
My Dear Friends:   It seems as if it
were in another age that I said goodbye to  you all nnd came    to   other
BCenes  to try  to  get back  health  and
power to work aga n.   So much   has
happened,    such    an   upheaval!     My
private    grief   has    long    since beeu
merged in the  perfect  maelstrom   of
sorrow  that  has overtaken  the
pire.   Th.'se arc indeed dreadful days,
and I know that you tl 1 are sharing
to the full in the common responsibility.    I have often  pictured   what
em-1 the>'
as   the   manner   in which they have
carried it on.
The day after war was declared,
women were at work for the relief ol
distress, to set men freo to enlist,
to take care of their wives and children, and within no time tbey had
shown how to utilize all existing women's organizations nml hnd formed
new emergency organizations to deal
with every sort of work women c.iiild
possibly do. Ml honor to English
1 am writing Just uow t,, say that
as many of you will li ivo near and
tlear ones In tha ranks (»f our Oan
adlan Boldiers, it will  bo a privilege
for me to see il there is anything I
can do for those, Individually, over
here. 1 have been to our camps on
Salisbury Plain, and have seen many
of our boys. You will lie glnd to
hear again that their health is very
good, less than one per cent have
even trilling ailments. The cnmpn
are on the breezy downs, the tents
have floors, and huts arc build ng
everywhere. The mud is pretty bad,
but no one complained of that, or
indeed of anything else except that
11 without exception wanted to
go to the front, and with true Canadian independence and gay unconcern, wanted to go whether they
were   ready    or    not!    I understood
Have you begun to think about
Cranbrook's Fall Fair?
our meetings must be like now,   ev-  from   headquarters    that    equipment
eryone knitting for our gallant soldiers and^ working out plans for utilizing to the full the resources of our
province. There will be no sacrifice
too great for our W. I.'s to undertake in the  deduce of empire.
was not complete. But neither you
nor I will lament that our lads are
not being rushed in. There is, alas,
time enough.
I have been able to be of use    to
some 0f our soldiers, have got   hos-
Indeed, o ir activities are esiecially , pitality in pretty English homes for
suited for this period.   The needs o"
the empire will be fulfilled    by    our
exertions.   What organization is more |
fitted for instance then ours, to deal'.
with the food supply.   It is our men '
turn. I have learned so much that
surely I ought to be of more use to
you all. I think I may say that the
Women's Institutes of B. C. are now
better known here than any other
women's society in Canada. Interviews have appeared in papers, and I
have spoken in many parts ol England. Some organizations here, such
as the Mothers' Union, would, I
think, like to affiliate with us, so we
will be an empire-wide society in
days to come.
I hope you will not feel that I am
not doing what I can to advance our
mututi; interests. The Vancouver Island Institutes may especially feel
tbat not much is being done. But if
I some    of them, different week   ends,
have written letters for eome   busy
ones, have shopped for others. And! they wil1 bear with me a few months
j I want you all to feel that the son8;lonKer. J wiH try to make up for lost
and husbands of our members may i time in local matters. I am Indeed
folk who produce the supply. It is 'ask me freely to do anything I can anxious to resume my work, which is
our women who store it and preserve for them. So please let them bave.no doubt a burden to someone else
it and use it to the best advantage, my address, as appended. There are JU8t now. And, indeed, we must all
Our Women's Institutes ean best lots ot other Canadians here who l°olt forward to fresh activity when
teach this not only to Canada   but! would like to help out our boys   it  the day of peace dawns,    and    our
to England. '    they | new addresses of any.     Salis- righteous and chivalrous war is over.
Only ths other day I was at a meet- ' bury Plafn is so enormous   that un-     I am writing at a most critical mo-
ing where it was on-ounced jthit Bil-  leBS one *nows the exact address of  ment, In the days,when, if   invasion
a soldier—brigade, company, rank, comes at all, It may come at any mo-
number—everything, it is impossible' ment. But long bifore you get this,
to find anyone.   So far, narly every I hope that danger will have passed,
as did the danger to Paris, to War-
gian women from the country districts were to 'form a colony in England to teach how women could develop rural living, how they applied  address sent me is wrong.
agricultural and domestic science
principles, and form women's organizations to country life, and make it
profitable. When I wns asked to
speak, I pointed out that Belgian
women learnrd this from Canadtnnd
I found that meny of our boys had 8aw» to Calais,
no (wocllcn) mitts, mufflers, belts, I am going to live beside Mount
etc., especially trom B.C. So I have'Vernon Hospital and Convalescent
been collecting and making these. It Home, which is under Canadian doc-
is pretty cold here and in France. tors and nurses, and it wlll be my
I would like to urge you all to daily work to find out later from day
were one of the first to recognize the | write very often to theBe ladg Wnfn to day what Canadians are brought
value   of our    Wonen's    Institutes., they go to the front many letters are , in-"e must, alas! face this possibili-    , d
There was considerable applause, for  lost, B0 you wiu jll8t have to   wrlte ty-and rest aasured that if there are ^ enemy  wh, was it  nlcessl
Canad, is very dear t0 Engl.ni   to- \ that manv more;      Rememhfir   thnt soldiers from B.C. we will help pass ff£^ZLttlZr ot £5
would be the prol able result?
3. Sixty-eight and three-fourths
per cent, of Gideon's army were cowards, leaving only thirty-one and a
quarter per cent, of brave men.
Would you say, or not, and why,
that this is the proportion of these
qualities possessed by men today?
4. Verses 4-G—Why hid God command this test of lapping water witb
tho tongue as a sign ot fitness for
the pending battle?
5. Was there any inherent virtue in
lapping water from the hand with the
tongue, over kneeling and drinking
direct from the stream, or was this
a simple way that God chose to reduce the thousand men to three hundred?
6. Verse 7—Which class of men are
the stronger, and most virile, those
whose qualities are Ve the majority
or those whose qualities are singular
or diflen nt to most people?
7. Verse 8—If all those who are
not living in harmony with God,
should leave tbe Christian church,
would the real followers of Christ
which remained be able to do more
and better Christian work without
them, and why?
8. Verses 9-11—There are some hat-
ties today that we must fight with
all our hnnan resources, and others
which we can only fight by faith;
give examples of both kinds and say
why it is so.
9. What was the chief eiuality that
Gideon needed far this fight? Show
wherein he lacked it.
10. Seeing   God   had   planned    to
tion after   the war, agriculture   will
play a great part.   There will   have
, that many more.      Remember    that
I camp temptations are hard to avoid.
the great   period of reconrtruc-  There is little recreation after   work
(although we are trying to place
halls everywhere) and the wretched
to be production to make up tor all! public houses are here with light and
this frightful waste. Undoubtedly j warmth and cheer, and beer at a pen-
state aid and private capital will co- ny a glass. It Is little wonder the
operate to develop our farm'n; re- j soldiers drift into them. And, ohl
sources, and there will be better days the harm it all doea. TheBe awful
for rural Canada as for rural Eng-1 women drlnMng in the bars, tempt-
land.   Already  here   there   is   great  ing „ur boys!
activity along these lines. All sorts Do write to every one you know,
of committees are nt work, and it is ( nnd point out that thc he nor of
pretty gen rally recognized that this panada la in ha keeping, and that
is one of the first measures of im-1 he can fight wel] only If he has kept
portance to be taken up ttll over tho . from drink—and other th'ngs. No
emPire- doubt our boys are all right.   I was
So I need not urge you nil to keep , assured that B. C. bore splendid re-
our Institutes prosperous and going, pute, But a gentle warnn; hurts no
to continue the splendid worn I Vnow one, and tho longer it all lasts, the
you arc all doing, and to keep In rca-1 more the need.   And do write  cheery
the time of convalescence.     We   can
trust our boys to do as little harm I
to   themselves   as possible, and   as'
much to the enemy. and most of the
wounds are slight or heal easily.
Please forgive tbe length   of   this
to visit the enemies' camp?
11. Verses 12-15—If God fights our
battles wby need we have any tear ot
the forces aga'nst ua, no matter how
numerous or strong?
12. Did God cause  this  soldier to
letter, and please receive my best have the dream wh,ch he related t0
wishes for ths year to come. It will nlg fellow ftnd djd he lnBplre m „..
bring a new England and a new em- (terpretations  of it   in   the   one   to
pire—united, prosperous,   purified. It
ls more than ever, on.- glorious motto—"For Home and Country!"
(Signed)      Madge Robertson Watt.
diness for thc great work that is to
It has been wonderful to be here, to
see England at peane and in wa".   I
letters. It Is so easy here to be depressed. Tell everything bright end
funny you can. Forgive me lf I have
written too   much cn this, but   my
have collected a great deal of muter- heart goes ot1. to our lads, so mnny,
ini and mnny pho'os nnd pictures,
nnd I hope I can h ive nchrncewhon
I get back to tell you all about It.
Most of all, I hnve been impressed by
thc porfectly marvelous work of the
women's eirgnnizntionn. There seems
to bc nothing English women crnnot
undertake, Their ability In meeting
the situation at the very beginning
and dealing with It, le as wonderful
so young, and I cannot henr that
evil shiuld come n*ar th?m it we can
ward it off.
I have written so much that I cannot say anything at longth on the
j othor subject ejf my letter—to tell
yon whnt I am doing ovor here for
our Institutes. Thnt will have to be
in another letter. But I have not
been idle aa yc i wlll find when I re-
Suggestive Questions
For Sunday School Lessons
(Copyright, 1914, by Bev. T. S. Lin-
acott, D. D.l
JANUARY 24, 1915.
Gideon and the Three H1 indred.
Judges vli.
Golden Text—Not by might, nor by
power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts.   Zech. iv:6.
1. Verse 1-Wben God promises 10 |„ wnt|ng by members ot. the club.)
victory in any battle, why is it just    17.   verses 23-25—If  we   are terror
as necessary to use all the    human stricken is there any possibility   of
means   for success as If the
were our own?
2. Verses 2-3—It a modern army on
whom It was told, and what was its
18. Is sight any advantnge to real
faith?   Why?
14. Verses 16-22—God's method Ior
Gideon was to strike terror in tbe
rnnka ol the enemy, and to set
them fighting ons wl'h another.
What can you say for the military
wisdom of th's procedure?
15. Tbere is always a way to be
victorious in every battle; may we,
or nit, and wby, always depend upon
God to show us the right way?
16. In fight ng the battle of life
should we always be able to say to
others "look on me and do likewise?"
Give yo ir reasons. (This ia one ol
the questions which may be answered
battle ortr success, no matter what our advantages may be?
Lesson for Sunday, Jan. 31,   1916.
the eve of battle were given the op- \ The Birth of Samson.     (Temperance
tion to return borne or fight,   what Lesson.)   Judges xil:S-16; 25-25. THE PROSPECTOR, CRANBROOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Certificate ol Improvements
Victor Mineral Claim, situate in
the Fort Steele Mining Division of
East Kootenay District, located on
Wild Horso Creek at Old Town or
TAKE NOTIOE that I, Geo. M.
Judd, Free Miner's Certificate No.
67313b, intend, Bixty days from date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Re-
corter lor a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of sucb
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 8th day of January, A.
D. 1915.
l-Mar.6 GEO. M. JUDD.
Notice is hereby given that T\e National Wood Distilling Company of
Wilmington, North Carolina, as holder and Harry C. Moore, o* Blair-
more, Alberta, as licensee of a Canadian Patent No. 106931 tor a process
of Destructive Distillation of Wood
will apply to the Parliament ol Canada at the next session thereof 'or
an act extending the time within
which they commence to construct
and manufacture in Canada under the
aaid patent.
Dated at Blalrmore, Alberta, this
fourth day of January, 1915.
The    National    Wcod   Distilling
Harry C. Moore 2-Feb.6
NOTICE is hereby given that all
taxes for tbe year 1915 for properties
situate in tha Fort Steele Assessment district are now due and payable at my office in the court house,
City of Cranbrook, B. 0.
And, moreover, take notice the publication of thia 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 of  January, 1915.
Deputy Assessor snd Collector
Fort Steele Assessment District
Land Registry Act
catlon for the issue ot a duplicate
Certificate of Title to Lot 23, Block
31, Cranbrook City, Map 669B.
It is my Intention to issue at thc expiration ol one montb nfter tbe first
publication hereof a duplicate of tbe
Certificate of Title to tbe above mentioned lot in the name of James
Smith, which Certificate is dated the
6th day of April, 1905, and numbered 4378A.
DiBtrict Registrar.
Nelson, B. 0.,
Dec. 17, 1914. 61-4t
Cotton Root Compound Tablets
Time Cilia are compounded with tlu trrateat
care Irom the most reliable remedies known to
iclence; auch ns nro being used with much success
by the most eclobnted nnysicluua known.
They ore a sperilic loi 4li<- distressing disorders
to which tho leinulo roilw Million Is liable.
Price I'-' n l> i.x, No. •; (much stronger), (II a
box. Mid nt nil dr g BUiro', or bv mail Irom The
j*val Drug Co.. Ut.' i.i '"ii lnǤ, Out.
Methodist Church
Pastor, Rev. W. E. Dunham
Sunday Services: The pastor will
preach at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Morning subject: "Children and the
Church." Subject of talk to children
"Good Fruit."
Evening subject: "The Greatest
Human Achievement.'
There will be special singing by the
choir at each service under the direction of Mr. Chas. F. Nidd, organist
and choir leader.
Onward Bible class meets every
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. This
is a large class full of enthusiasm;
the discussions every Sunday afternoon are most interesting.
A cordial invitation is extended to
all to attend the above services,
Salvation Army Hall
On Saturday, December 23, an in-
tere'st'ng reading will be continued,
"The Probable Son."
Sunday morning, Holiness meeting
at 11.   Subject:     Prayer.
'   Even'ng service at 8 p. m.   Subject
Tuesday and Thursday Gospel services will be held at 8 p. m.
All are heartily invited.
Baptist Church
Pastor^ Rev. O. G. Keniall.
Services, 11.00 a. iri. and 7.30 p. m.
Th: topic of the morning discourse
—"The All-Seeing Eye of God."
For the evening—"The Revelation
of St. John." Can it be understood?
The principles at interpretations, its
message to men of today.
Sunday school 3.00 p. m.
Fellowship Bible Olass 3.00 p. m.
All are invited.
TAKE NOTICE that I, E. G. Sinclair, intend to apply for a license to
prospect for coal: and petroleum on
the following described lands situate
in Block No. 4593, Southeast Kootenai: Commencing at a post planted
at or near the Northwest corner of
Lot 7119, being the point of commencement, thence east Eighty (80)
chains, thence south Eighty (80)
chains, thence west Eighty (80)
chains, thence north Eighty (80)
chains to point ot commencement,
and containing six hundred and forty
acres, more or less, and being a relocation ot Lot 7119.
Located December 12th, 1914.
E. G. SINCLAIR, locator
N. A. SINCLAIR, agent.
Women's Institute
Meets in the Maple HaU First
Tuesday atternoon ln every month
at 3 p.m. The fancy work classes
meets oa 3rd Friday evening in the
same place at 8 p. m.
Mrs. E. H. Leaman, President
Mrs.   J.  Shaw,  Sec-Treas.
P. 0. Box 442.
All ladies cordially Invited.
T.   T.   McVITTIE
P.L.8.   *   O.H.
ORANBROOK,    ...    B.O.
Barristers, Solicitors and Notaries
Money to Loan
Imperial Bank Building
ORANBROOK British Oolumbla
lullHIH! llttH.HH.Ill'ti;;
Professional   (£arbs
£obge   Hotices
..M,|,.H"l.W*4»W4*»^^ ,
Court Oranbrook No. 8943.
Meet in  Maple   Hall,   on  2nd   and
4th Thursday of each month.
Louis Pearson, Sec, P.O. Box «18.
Welting Brothers Cordially Welcomed
(Oranbrook Branch)
Meets   in   Maple   Hall on the 2nd
and 4th Tuesdays in every month, at
i p.m.   Membership open to British
E. Y. Brake, Pres.
W. J. Lower, Sec-Treas.
Box 247.
Visiting members cordially welcome
A. F. ft A. M.
Regular   meetinge   on   tbe
third   Thursday   ol   every
Visiting brethren welcome.
H.  Hickenbotham,  W.M.
J. Lee Cranston, Sec.
The  Cranbrook   Poultry  and   Pet
Stock Association
President—A. B. Smith.
Meets regularly on the First Friday
evening ot each month.
Information on Poultry matters
Address the Secretary—W. W. McGregor, Cranbrook.
Oranbrook, B.O.
Orescent Lodge, No. 83
Meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
at Fraternity Hall.
A. Hurry, O. C.
E. Halsall, K. of ft. ft S.
E. A. HIU, M. F.
Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
I.O.O.F.,    KEY    CITY    LODGE
Uo. 41
Meets every Monday nlgbt
at Eew   Fraternity   HaU.
Sojourning Oddfellows cordially invited.
E. H. McPhee, S. L. Coop,
N. G. F. 8.
W. Harris,  Sec'y.
Circle No.  151
Companions of the Forest
Meete In Maple Hall, Flrat and
Third Wednesday ot each moath at
800 p.m., sharp.
Mrs. A. M. Laurie, 0. O
Mrs. A. B. Bhaw, Bee
Vlaltlng Oompanlona cordially welcome. Mt!
No. 12S, R. A. M.
Regular meetinge:—2nd Tueeday in
each month at eight o'clock.
Sojourning   Oompanlons   are   cor*
dially invited.
Ex. Comp.—A. O. Shankland, E.
Cranbrook, B.O.
No. 1049
Meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m.,
in Royal Black
Knights' Hall on
Baker Street.
W. Matthtews, dictator.
F. Carlson, Box 756, Secretary.
Loyal Orange
Lodge No. 1871
Meets 1st and
3rd Thursday in
Royal Black
Knights of Ireland .iall at 8 p.m.. sharp. Visitors
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.    All Welcome.
F. M. MacPherson
Norbury Avenua Neit lo City HaU
Open Day and Night Phone Ul
Building Contractor, Dealer in
Mining Stock ft Mineral Claims
P.O. BOX 585        PHONE 346
Drs.    KING    &    GREEN
Physicians and Surgeons
Office at Residence, Armstrong Ave.
Otlice Hours:—
Forenoons - - 9.00 to 10.00
Afternoone - • 1.00 to   4.00
Evening! - - - 7.80 to   1.80
Sundays  • - • 1.10 to   4.10
Oranbrook. B.O.
Principal, Miss V. M. Cherrlngton
Evening classes 11 necessary. Terms
on application. Day 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 waek.
Private Classes by Arrangemont
Drawing, Painting, etc., a
Bookkeeping,    Stenography
See our window of Goodwillis Preserves, Fruits, extra choice goods,
Canadian manufactured, at bargain
prices.   Ira R. Manning, Ltd.
Garland Foster, in company with
Col. McKay, passed through Cran-
broc'. on thsir way to Fernie ou Sunday last.
J. MacEachren 0f Olcnlilly was in
town this week on business. Mr. MacEachren is a partner in tho tlrm ot
Messrs. Horsman & MncEachren of
that place.
Interesting Items
Calendars  are  nnv   being  given  a-
way  which  would   look  simply   magnificent if framed—Remember Kilby is '
Framing  Pictures—Business  as  usual
Born—At  Cranbrook on Wednesday,
Cranbrook Meat Market
Turkeys, Geese, Ducks and
Chickens, young fresh killed stock. Phone
Harold Darling has been in the city
this week transacting business. He
lelt on Thursday for Calgary for a
few days and expects to visit Cranbrook on  his  return to  the  coast.
A special meeting of the Methodist
church Ladies'   Aid Society will   be
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Phone 173 John Manning
January 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. A.J.
Revurn, a boy.
Born—At tbe Cottage hospital on
Wednesday, January 20, to Mr. and
Mrs. H. G. Hall ot Jaffray, a daughter.
Genuine French Peas and Beans,
regular 25c at half price. Ira R.
Manning, Ltd.
Born—At the Cottage hospital on
Friday, January 22nd, to Mr. and
Mre. T. Gill off this city, a son.
Mrs. (Dr.) Miles held a reception at
ber home on Thursday wben a large
number of friends were present.
Mrs. C. J. Little provided a splendid reception for her friends on Thurs
day which a large number attended.
held at the home of Mrs. Ira R.
Manning, Garden avenue, Tuesday afternoon, Jahuary 26th, at 3 p. m. A
full attendance is requested.
The Ladiea' Auxiliary of the Y. M.
C. A. wll hold a Bale ot cookery in
tbe Y. M. C. A. building on Saturday, January 23rd, trom three to six
o'clock. Tea will also be served. Everyone is invited.
During the afternoon Mias Jean
Russcl.l and Maater Jimmy McFarlane presented Mrs. Leaman with a
set of cut glass, containing cream
and sugar bowls and a bon bon
after any sickness is purely a matter of
nourishment, whether the attack was
an ordinary cold or severe illness; the
weakened forces cannot repulse disease
germs, and tbis is why a relapse is so
often fatal or why chronic weakness often
follows sickness.
Restoring strength to millions of people
lor forty years has proven the real need
lor takiug Scott's Emulsion after any
sickness; nothing equals it —nothing
compares with it. Its pure, medicinal
nourishment, free from alcohol or opiates,
promptly creates rich blood, strengthens
the nerves and lungs to avert tuberculosis.
Cranbrook Meat Market
Fresh killed beef, pork,
mutton, etc. Phone
Saddlery and harness manufacturers at Oalgary are working at lull
capacity on contracts for the Allies
in the European war. Large orders
from the Rvusian government were
received during, the laat few daya.
Simon Tajlior ia company with hia
brother, Bob, left on Wednesday for
a three-weeks' trip to tbe coast.
Tbey  are   travelling  via   tbe   new
Kootenay Central aa far as Golden
where they will take the main line
to Vancouver.
New    shipment    of   Florida Grape
Prult.   Ira R. Manning, Ltd.
Atlthough a splendid program was
prepared for last Saturday night's
concert by the 107th Kootenay Regiment in tho Kdison theatre, hut a
smnll attendance was there to enjoy
it; those who did attend were well
A pleasant surprise party was given to Mrs. K. H. Leaman on Thursdny afternoon in the Maple Hall by
the members of the Cranbrook Women's Institute. A splendid program
was given by members and friends
and refreshments were served.
Mrs. W. B. McFarlane as the president for tbe coining year and as
representative of tho members.of the
Institute, expressed their appreciation for the services rendered to the
Institute by Mrs. Leaman during her
term of office in the year 1914.
Fresh Lettuce, Celery and Tomatoes
received daily.   Ira R. Manning, Ltd.
A dance is to be held in the Wasa
hotel 0n Tuesday, January 26th, to
which friends from Cranbrook and
the district are Invited to attend.
Excellent music is being provided by
the Cranbrook! orchestra and a splendid time is assured. Refreshments
will be served to the guests.
Cranbrook Meat Market
for all kinds of fresh and
smoked fish.        Phone
494 N.Y, Ave., Whiting, Ind. Jan. 20th,
"Will you pleas* send ine a box of Gia
Pills? When 1 sent for the last box, I was
all crippled up with Rheumatism and my face
wai eo badly swollen, that 1 could hardly see
out of my eyea, but after taking about aii oi
the pills, I felt tome better: and after a few
days, I had no more pain. I have recommended Gin Pills to somo of my friends who are
troubled in the same way. I never intend to
be without tbem as 1 hava tried so many
•ther pills aud got no results
Mre. ED. DEAN,
You can readily tell if your kidneys
or bladder is affected, vou will have
pains in the small of the buck, groin
or hips, your urine will be highly
colored, brick dust or mucus deposits will show in the morning, your
wrists or ankles may swell, all due
to inactive kidneys which Gin Fills
will soon put right. it
Gin Pills are "Hade in Cicada". 50c. a box,
a for $2.50-at all dealern— Sold in U. S,
under Ihe name "GINO" Pills, Trial treat
ment free il you write National Drug tt
Chemical Co. of Canada. Limited, Toronto,
The parishioners of Christ Cburch
propose to hold their first parochial
tea and entertainment on the Fourth
February next, and everyone la cordially invited to attend; it is boped
that tbe function will be successtv*
enough to warrant it being made into an annual celebration. Tlte tickets are only 50 centa eacb, and the
entertainment alone will be worth
that, but when supplemented by supper it should prove a drawing card.
It ia hoped that thia will be tbe commencement ot tbe bettering oi the social aide ot parochial work, _n_ it is
earneatly requested tbat everyone will
do their beat to make it as en;'oyable
as possible. The committee do not
want it understood tbat none but
parishioners are invited. It is open
to all, and a general invitation Is issued, particularly to visitors and
strangers, and a hearty welcome will
be extended t0 all those who come.
P. O. Box 802 Cranbrook, B.O.
The citizens wbo are organizing under the auspices of the Cranbrook
Board of Trade for a trip to Athalmer on Monday will assemble in the
Square in front of the Bank ot Commerce on Monday morning at 6.45 a.
m. PROMPT. The party wlll leave
Cranbrook In automobiles (weather
permitting) and be in Fort Steele ln
time to catch the train at 8 a. m.
A special car is being provided for
tbe trip along the K.C.R. and   the
outing will be conaidered a memorable one.   Anyone wishing    to   take
I the trip will kindly leave their name*
and $3.70 covering the train fare witb
Mr. A. 0. Bowness, who will see that
1 tbeir tickets are all ready for their
arrival in Steele and thus avoid tbe
rush at the last minute to tbe ticket
office. It ls expected tbat the party
will be ln Fort Steele on tbe return
trip at 6 p. m. Tuesday evening,
Thia will be a splendid outing for
anyone wbo has not before visited
thia far-famed Columbia Valley. Tbe
scenery ia grand, even though it be
winter; the mountains at this time
ot the year present a Picture of magnificence and one that will long remain in the minde and hearts ot all
who behold them.
are usually tbln and easily
worried, sleep doea not refresh and the system gets weaker
and weaker.
Scott's Emulsion corrects nervousness by force of nourishment- it feeds
the nerve centres by distributing energy and power all over the body.
Don't resort to alcoholic mixtures
or drug concoctions.
c*t scorrs emulsion r*r,
]«r niiruM—nothing wqual. wt
ctmpan* with It.  bat hultt m
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See what you save by dealing with the
Economic Meat Market $'s and $'s and cents s
W. B. BLACK, Proprietor ■
m   We have nothing but fresh killed meats.    NO Cold
Storage Meat can be found on the premises.
Our Prices will suit your purse.
Armstrong Avenue, £
Opposite   Imperial  Hotel S
Cranbrook, B. C. £
Phone 129
Phone 129


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