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Array Christmas
Presents
at
W. H. Wilson's
Jeweler and Optician
Provincial   Legislative Assembly
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in the
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CRANBROOK,    B.    0.      SATURDAY       MORNING     DECEMBER    26,     1914.
No. sa
An   Old   Fashioned  Christmas   Day
When I awoke the next morning, it
seemed as if all the events ol the
preceding evening had been a dream,
and nothing but the identity of the
tncient chamber convinced me of their
reality. While I lay musing on my
pillow, I heard the sound of little
feet pattering outside of the door,
and a whispering consultation. Presently a choir of small voices chanted
forth an old ChristmaB carol, the
burden of which was;
Rejoice, our Saviour He   was born
On Christmas Day in the morning.
\ I '
I rose softly, slipped on my clothes,
opened the door suddenly, and beheld
one of the most beautiful little fairy
grounds that a painter could imagine.
It consisted of a boy and two
girls, the eldest not more than sir,
and lovely as seraphs. They were going the rounds of the house, and
singing at every chamber door; but
my sudden appearance frightened
them into mute bashfulness. Th?y
remained for a moment Maying on
their llpp with their finders, and now
and then stealing a shy glance from
under their eyebrows, until, as
if by one impulse, they scampered
away, and as they turned an angle of
the gallery, I heard them laughing in
triumph at their escape.
The house was surrounded with
evergreens, according to the English
custom, which have given almost an
appearance of summer;, but the morning was extremely frosty; th» light
vapour of the preceding evening had
been precipitated by the cold, and
covered all the trees and every blade
of grass with its fine crystallisations.
I had scarcely dressed juysclf, when
a servant appeared to invite me to
family prayers. He showed me the
way to a small chapel in thc old
wing (,f the house, where I found the
principal part of the family already
assembled In a kind of gallery, furnished with cushions, hassocks, nnd
Inrge prayer t oiks; the servants were
seated on benches below. The old
gentleman read prayer from a desk
in front of the gallery, and Master
Simon acted as clerk, and made the
responses.
The service was followed by a
Christmas carol, which Mr. Brace-
bridge himself had constructed from
a poem of his favourite author, Her
rick; and It had been adapted to an
old churrh melody by Master Simon.
As there were several good voices
among the household, the effect was
extremely pleasing; but I was particularly gratiiied by the exaltation ot
heart, and sudden sally of grateful
feeling, with which the worthy
Squire delivered one stanza: bis ayes
{listening, and his voice rambling
out of nil the bounds of time ond
tune;
'Tis thou that crown'Bt my glitter-
hearth
With guiltlesBe mirth,
And glv'st ine wassaile bowles   to
drink,
Spiced to thc brink:
Lord, 'tlfl Thy plenty-dropping hand
That solles my Innd;
And    glv'st   me   for   my  bushell
Bowno,
Twice ten for one.
Our breakfast    consisted   of   what
• the Hs|iiire denominated true old English faro.   He Indulged in   some bitter lamentations over modern break-
lasts of tea and toast, which he cen
to ired as among the causes of modern
effeminacy and weak nerves, and the
decline of old English heartiness;
nnd though he admitted tbem to hiB
table to Btiit the palates of his
guests, yet there was a ttrave display
of cold meats, wine, and ale, on the
sideboard.
After breaWast I walked at out the
grounds with Frank Bracebridge and
Master Simon. We were escorted by
a  number    of     gentlemanlike      dogs,
that seemed loungers about the establishment from the frisky spaniel
to the steady old staghound; the last
of which was of a race that had been
in tbe family ,time out of mind.
The old mansion had a still more
venerable look in the yellow Bunth ne
than by the pale moonlight; and I
could not but feel the force of the
Squire's idea, that the formal terraces, heavily moulded balustrades
and clipped yew trees, carried with
them an air of proud aristocracy
While we were talking we.heard the
distant toll of the vllage bell, and I
was told that the Squire was a lit
tie particular in having his household at church on a Christmas morning; considering it a day of pouring
out of thanks and rejoicing; for, at
old Tusser observed:
At Christmas be merry, and thank-
fri. withal,
And feast thy poor neighbours, the
great and the small.
'If you are disposed to go to
church,' said Frank Bracebrldge, 'I
c»n promise you a specimen of my
cousin Simon's musical achievements. As the church is destitute of
an organ, he his formed a hand from
from the village amateurs, and established a musical club for their Improvement; he haB aleo sorted a
choir, as he sorted my father's pack>
of hounds, according to the directions of Jervaise Markham, in his
"Country Contentments;" for the
hnsR he hns sotiht out all the "deep
trlemn mouths," and for the tenor
thn "loud ringing mouths," among
th1 country bumpkins; and for "sweet
mouth*" he b.-.a culled with curious
taste among thc prettiest lasses in
the neighborhood; though these list,
he affirms, are the most difficult to
keep in tune.*
As thc morning, though frosty, wns
remarkably fine and clear, the most
of the family Wll ked to the church,
which was a very old building of grey
stone, and stood near a village,
about half a mile from thc park,
gate. Adjoining it was a low snug
Parsonage, which seemed coeval with
'the church. As we pnssed this shel-
1 tered nest, the parson lBsmd forth
and preceded us.
I had expected to see a sleek, welt-
conditions pastor, such as is often
found In a snug living in the vicinity
of a rich patron's table; but I was
disappointed. The parson was a little, meagre, black-looking man, with
a grizzled Wig that was too wide,
and stood off from ench ear; po thnt
his head seemed to hive shrunk.
nway from it, like a dried filbert in
Its Bhell. He wore a rusty coat,
wtth great Skirts, and pockets thnt
would have held the church Bible Hnd
prayer-book; and his small legs seemed still smaller, from being planted
In large shoes decorated wtth enormous bucklas.
I was Informed by Frank Brace
Bracebrldge that tho parson had been
a chum of his father's at Oxford,
and had. received this living shortly
after the latter had come to his
estate, He waa a complete back-let
ter and would scarcely read a work
printed in the Roman character. The
editions of Caxton and Wynkin de
Worde were his delight; and he was
indefatigablo in his researches sfter
such old English writers as have fallen into oblivion from their worth-
lesBness. He had pored over these
old volumes so intensely that they
seemed to have bcen'reflected into his
countenance indeed; which, if the face
be an index of the mind, might be
compared to a title-page of blaitt-let-
ter.
On reaching the church porch, we
found the parson rehiring the greyheaded sexton for having used mistletoe among the greens with which
the church was decorated. It wa3,
he observed, an unholy plant, profaned by having been used by the
Druids in their myBtic ceremonies;
and though it might be innocently
employed in the festive ornamenting
of halls and kitchens, yet it »had
been deemed by the Fathers of the
Church as unhallowed, and totaltly
unfit for sacred purposes. So tena-
cioiiB was he on this point, that the
poor sexton was obliged to strip
down a great part of the hVCnble trophies of his taste, before the parson
would consent to enter upon the service oi the day.
The interior of the church was ven
erable but simple; on the walls were
several mural monuments of the
Bracebridgcs, and just bes'de the altar was a tomb cl ancient workmanship, on wh'ch lay the effigy of a
warrior Jn armour, with his legs
crossed, a sign of having been a
cfinader. I was told it was one of
the family who Ind signalized himself in the Holy Lend, and the Bame
whose picture hung o -er the fireplace
in the hrll.
The orchestra was in a small gallery, and presented a most whimsical
grouping of heads, pilrd one above
the other, among which I particdTar-
ly noticed that of the village tailor,
a pale fellow with a retreatfng forehead and culn, who played on the
clarionet, and seemed to have blown
his face to a point; snd there was another, a Fhort pursy man, stooping
and labouring at a bass vlcf, so as
to show nothing but the top of a
round bald head, like the egg of an
ostrich. There were two or three
pretty faces among the female singers, to which the keen'air nf a frosty
morning had given a bright rosy tint
but the gentlemen choristers had evi
dently been chosen lt'*e old Cremona
fiddles, more for tone than looks
and as severer had to sing from the
same book, there were clusterings of
odd physiognomies, not unlike those
groups of cherubs we sometimes see
on country tombstones.
The usual services of the choir were
managed tolerably well. But the
grent trial was an anthem that had
been prepared and arranged'by Master Simon, and on which he, had
founded great expectation. Unluckily there was a blunder at the very
outset; the musicians became flurried; Master Simon was in a fever;
everything went on lamely and irregularly until they came to a chorus
bcginn'ng 'Now let us sing with one
accord, which seemed to be r signal
for parting company: all became discord ami confusion; each shifted for
himself, nnd got to the end as well,
or rather ns soon, as he could, except, one old chorister In a pair of
born spectacles bestriding and pinching a long sonorous nose; who, happening to stand a little apart, ond
being wrapped up tn his own melody, kept on a qiiaverlne course, wriggling hts hend, ogling his book, and
winding all up by a nisnl solo of at
least threo bars' duration.
The parson gave us a most erudite
sermon of the rites nnd ceremonies
of Christmas, and the propriety of
observing it not merely as a day of
thanksgiving,  but of rejoicing.     He
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i.indled into warmth with the ar|lour
of his contest, and the host of imag-
iniry foes with whom he had to combat; had a stubborn conflict with old
Pryne and two or three othsr forgotten champions of the Roundheads,
on the subject of Christmas festivity;
and concluded, by urging hla hearers,
in the' most solemn and affecting
manner, to stand to the traditionary
customs of tbeir fathers, and feast
and make merry on this joyful anniversary of the Church.
I have seldom known a sermon attended apparently with more immediate effects; (for, on having the
church, the congregation seemed one
r.nd alt possessed with the gaiety of
spirit so earnestly enjoined by their
pastor. The elder folks gathered in
knots in tne churchyard, greeting and
shaking hands; and the children ran
about crying, Uie! Ulel and repeating some uncouth rhymeB:
Uie! Uie!
Three puddings in a pule;
Crack Nuts and cry uie.
which the parson, who had joined us,
informed me had been handed down
from days of yore. The villagers
doffed their hats to the Squire as he
I, giving* him the good wishes
of the season with every appearance
of heartfelt sincerity, and were invited by him to the Hall, to take
something to keep out the cold of the
weather; and I heard blessings uttered by several of the poor, which
convinced me that, in the midst o
his enjoyments, the worthy old cavalier had not forgotten the true Christ
mas virtue of charity.
On our way homWard his hiart
seemed overflowing with generous and
happy feitings. As we passed over a
rising ground which commended
something of a prospect, the sounds
of rustic merriment now and then
reached our ears; the Squire paused
for a few moments, nnd looked
around with an air of inexpressible
benignity.
There was something truly cheer
ing in this triumph of warmth and
verdure over the frosty thraldom of i
winter; it was, us the Squire observed, an emblem of. Christmas hospitality, breaking through the chills of
ceremony and selfishness, and thawing every heart Into a flow. He
pointed with pleasure to the indications of good cheer reeking from the
chimneys of tbe comfortable farmhouses and low, thatched cottages.
The Squire went on to lament the
deplorable decay of tbe games and
amusements which were once prevalent at this season among the lower
orders, and countenanced by the
higher: when tho old halls of castles
nnd manor-houses were thrown open
at daylight; when the tables were
covered with brawn, and beef, and
humming ale; wlm the harp and
carol, resounded all day long, and
when the rich and poor were alike
welcome to enter and ma'ie merry.
We had not been long home when
the sound of music was heard from
a distance. A band of .country lads,
without coats, their shirt-sleeves fancifully tied with ribands, their hats
decorated with greens, and clubs in
their hands, were seen advancing up
the avenue, td lowed by a large number of villagers and peasantry. They
stopped before thc hall door, where
the music struck up a peculiar air,
and the lads performed a curious
and intricate dance, advancing, retreating, and striking their clubs together, keeping exact time to the
music; while one, whimsically crowned with a 'ox's skin, the tail of which
flaunted down his back, kept capering
around the skirts of the dance, and
rattling a Christmas box with many
untie gesticulations.
After the dence was concluded, the
whole party was entertained with
brawn    and   beef,    and stout home
brewed. The Squire himself mingled
among tho ruBtics, and was received
with awkward demonstrations -of deference and regard.
It is true, I perceived two or three
three of the younger peasants, as
they were raising their tankards to
their mouths when the Squire's back
was turned, \ making something Ot a
grimace, and giving each otber the
wink; but the moment they caught
my eye they pulled grave faces, and
wero exceedingly demure. With Master Simon, however, they all seemed
more at their ease.
The bashfulness of the guests soon
gave way before good cheer and af-
fability. When the Bu,uire had retired, the merriment increased, and
there wns much joking and laughter,
particularly between Master Sin'on
ond a hale, ruddy-faced, white-headed farmer, who apneared to be the
wit of the village: for I oMserved all
his companions to wait with open
mouths for hiB retorts, and buret into a gratuitous laugh before tbey
could well understand them.
The whole house, indeed, seemed
abandoned to merriment. As I pnssed to my room to dress for dinner,
I heard the sound of music in a
small! court, and, looking through a
window that commanded it, I perceived a band of wandering musicUns,
with pandean pipes and tambourine;
a pretty, coquettish housemaid was
dancing a jig with a Bmart country
lad, while several of the other serv-
nnts were looking on. In the midst
of her sport the girl caught a glimpse
of my face at ths window, and, :.,1
ouring up, ran off wtth an ai.- or roguish affected confusion.
I had finiphed my toilet, and was
loitering with Frank Bracebrldge
ths library, wlun we heard a distant
thwa?king sound, which ho informed
me was a signal for the serving up nf
the dinner.
The dinner was served up in the
great hall, where the Squire always
held his Christmas banquet. A blading, crackling tire of lo 'a had been
heaped on to warm the spacious
apartment, and the flame went sparkling and wreathing up the wide
mouthed chitrnsy. Ths great picture
of thc crusader and his white horse
had been profusely decorated with
greens for the occasion; end holly
and ivy had likewise been wreathed
around the helmet and weapons on
the opposite via'l. Before these
stood the two Yule candles, beam in
like two stars of the first magnitude;
other lights were distributed in
branches, and the whole nrray glit
tered like a firmament of silver.
We were ushered into this banqueting scene with thc sound of minstrel
sy, the oid harper being seated ona
stool beside the fireplace, and twanging bis instrument with a vast dea.
more power than melody.
lhe parson said grace, which was
not a short, familiar oue, such as is
commonly addressed to the Deity in
these unceremonious days; but a .on^,
courtly, well-worded one of the ancient school.
There was now a pause, as if something was expected; when suddenly
thc butler entered the hall with some
degree of bustle; he was attended by
a servant, on each side with a large
wax-light, and bore a silver dish, on
which was an enormous pig's head,
decorated witb rosemary, with a lemon in its mouth, which was placed
with great formality at tbe head ol
the table. The moment this pageant
made its appearance, the harper
struck up a flourish.
Though prepared to witness ma"y
of these little eccentricities, from being apprised of the peculiar hobby of
mine h-ist; yet, I confess, the parade
with which bo odd a dish wbb introduced somewhat perplexed me, until
I gathered from the conversation ol
the Squire and the parson thnt it
was meant to represent the bringing
We take this opportunity of wishing
all  our  Readers  and
Patrons the
Compliments of the Season
Respectfully Yours,
The Prospector Publishing Co.
in of the boar's head: a dish former-] son, who was deeply ensconced in a
ly served up with much ceremony,; h.gh-bacrad oattn chair. From thia
and the sound of minstrelsy and>inerable piece of furniture, with
song, at great tables on Christmas ] v>h.eh his shadowy figure aud dart
Day. 'I like the old custom,' snl 11 weaken tace so admirably accorded,
the Squire, 'not merely because it is] be was dealing with strange uccounta
stately and pleasing in itself, but be-1 oi popular superstitions and legends
cause it was observed at tbe College' ot    the    surrounding country,     with
which he hail become acquainted in
the course of Lis antiquarian researches. He gave us several anecdotes of the fancieB ol the neighboring peasantry, concerning tbe etligy
of tbe crusader which lay on the
tomb by the church altar. It was
said to get up from thc tomb and
walK the rounds of the churchyard
iu stormy nights, particularly wben
it thundered. Some talked of gold
and jewels buried in .the tomb, over
which the spectre kept watch; and
there was a story current of a sexton iin old times who endeavoured to
\,v,-r< his way to the coflin at night,;
but just as he reached it, received a
violent blow from the marble hand of
the etligy, which stretched bim senseless on the pavement. From these
and otber anecdotes that followed,
the crusader appeared to be the favourite hero of ghost stories through-
outtthe vicinity.
Whilst we were all attention to the
parson's stories, our ears were suddenly assailed by a burst. of heterogeneous sounds from the ha'.l, ln
which was mingled someth n^ like
the clang of minstrelsy, with tbe up-
ioar of many small voices and girlish laughter. The door suddenly flew
open, and a train came trooping into thc room, thnt might almost have
been mistaken for 'the breaking up of
tbe court of Fairy. That indefatigablo at irit, Master Simon, in the
faithful discharge of his duties as
Lord of Misride, had conceived tbe
Idea of a Christmas mummery, or
masking. Tho old housekeeper hnd
been consulted; the antique clothes-
presses and wardrobes rummaved and
mnde to yield up the relics of finery
that hid not seen the light for several generations.
Master Simon led the van, as 'ancient Christmas,' quaintly apparelled
"n a ruff, a short cloato, which had
very much the aspect i of one of the
old housekeeper's petticoats, and a
bat that might hnve served for a village steeple, nnd must indubitably
have figured In the days of tbe Covenanters. From under this his nose
curved boldly forth, flushed with
a frost-bitten bloom, that seemed the
very trophy of a December blast. He
was accomponlcd by the blue-eyed
romp, dished up as 'Pame Mince-Pie.'
In the venerable magnificence of faded brocade, Jnne stomacher, peaked
bat, nnd high-heeled shoes, The rest
of th-1 train bad been metamorphosed
>n various ways; the girln trussed up
in the finery of the ancient belles of
tbe Bracebrldge line, and the strlp-
lintrB bewhiskered with burnt cork,
nnd gravely clad tn broad skirts,
hanging sleeves, and full-bottomed
wtgB, to represent characters celebrated in ancient masking*.
The irruption of this motley crew,
with beat of drum, according to ancient custom, was the consummation
of uproar nnd merriment. Master Simon covered himself with g^ory by
the statelinrss with which, as Ancient
Christmas, he walked a minuet with
the peerless, though gigpl ng, Dame
Mince-Pie. It was followed by a
d; nte of all the characters—a medley
of quaint costumes.
Tho worthy Squire contemplated
these fantastic sports, and the resurrection of his old wardrobe, with
the simple relish of chitdiBt delight.
But enough of Christmas and its
gambols; It [s time fur tue tu pause
In tbls garrulity. In writing to
amuse, If I fall, the only evil is my
own disappointment, H, however, I
can by nny lucky chance, in those
days of ovll, rub out one wrinkle from
the brow of care, or beguile the heavy heart of one moment of sorrow; if
1 can now and then penetrate through
lhe gathering film of misanthropy,
prompt a benevolent view ot human
nature, nnd make my reader more In
good humour with hts fellow-beings
nud himself, surely, surely, I shall
not then have written entirely in
vain.
of Oxford, at which I was educated,
When I henr tha old song chanted,
it brings to mind the time when I
was young nnd gamesome—and the
noble,1 old college-hall—and my fellow-students loitering about in their
black gowns: many of who n, poor
lads, are now in their graves''
The'table was literally lOided with
good cheer, and presented sn epitome of country abundance, in this
season of overflowing birders. A distinguished post waH allotted to 'ancient Hirloin,' as m'n<> host termed
it:-being, as he added, 'the standard
of o'd RneliFh hoipltnllty, nnd a
jo'nt of goodly presence, ond full of
expectation.'
When the doth was removed, the
butler brought in a huge silver vessel nf rare and curious wnrkmrndiip
which he placed before the Squire.
Its appearance was hilled with acclamation; being the Wassail Bowl, so
rrnowned in Christmas festivity. The
contents had hern prepared by the
Squire himself.
The ffd gentleman's wh >le countenance beamed with a serene look of indwelling delight, ns he stirred this
mighty howl. Having raised it to
his lips, with a hearty wish of a
merry Christmns to all present, ho
sent it. brimming, around the bonrd,
for every one to fcflow his example,
occord'ng to the primitive style; pronouncing it 'the ancient fountain of
good feeling, where all hearts meet
together.'
There wns much laughing nnd rallying, an the honest emblem of Christ
mas joviality circulated, and waB
dssed rather coyly by the ladies.
When it reached Master Simon he
raised it In both handi, (ind with the
air of a boon companion, struck up
an old Wassail chnnion:
The browne bowle,
The merry brown bowle.
As it goes round aloit-a,
Fill
Still,
Let the world say what it will,
And drink your fill all otit-a.
The deep canne,
The merry deep cann\
As thou dost freely quafl-a,
Sing,
Fling,
Be Bs merry as H ktn*'
And  sound a lusty laugh-a.
The d'nner time passed away in
tbis flow of innocsnt hilarity; and,
though the old hall may have re
oo'mded in its time with many p
scene of broader rout and revel, yet
I doubt whether it ever witnessed
more honest and genuine en:oyment.
When thc ladies bad retired, tht
conversation, as usual, became still
more animated. The Squire told several long stories of early college
pranks and adventures.
I found the tide of wine and wassail fast gaining on the dry land of
sober judgment. Tne company grow
merrier and louder a* their jokes
grew duller. Master Simon was in
ns chirping ,, humour aa a grasshopper tilled with dew; his o.d tn nt;n
grew of a warmer complexion, and he
began to talk maudlin about tho widow.
After the dinner table was removed, the hall was given \t,> to the
younger members of thfl family, who
mnde Its old will's ring with their
merriment, hh they played „l romp
ing games. Master Himon, wbo was
tbe leader Of their revels, and seemed on nil occasions to fuini the office Of that, ancient potentate, the
Lord of Misrule, was blinded in the
midst of the hall. The little beings
wen< as busy about, him tin the mock
fairies about PnlHtttf; pinching Uito,
[tucking at the skirts Of his coat,
nnd tickling htm with straws.
When I returned to the drawing-
room, I found the compnny seated
around the fire, listening to the par- THE PROSPECTOR. CRANBROOK,  B. C.
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No. r.2
In consequence of this being ChriBt-
inaB week we are leaving over until
our next issue the report of the Bowser-Ross meeting held in the Edison
theatre on Saturday. So many vital
questions were spoken on and the
meeting was such a huge success
tbat the report will ta'-ce up about
five columns of our paper. It will
profit everyone to obtain our next issue as the subject matter referred to
above is of interest to everyone in
the district.
The Joy of Receiving
by Charles E. Jefferson, D.D.
Christmas Gift! It takes a child's
voice to speak it with the proper intonation. Only the' tongue of a boy
or girl can put into it the music that
makes it thrilling. Christmas is the
merriest of all the days, because it is
the day of gifts. It ie the day which
brings good things to eat, and tine
things to wear, and fascinating things
to piny with, and exquisite things to
look at and to admire. It is the
day tint commemorates the greatest
of all gifts, the gift which God gave
to us in Jesus of Nazareth. Back of
all the pageantry 0f Christmas, then,
stands the Great Giver, tbe Generous
Friend who giveth us richly all
things to enjoy, the Ininite Father
who in the fullness of time sent us
his son to teach us how to live.
The day is fragrant with memories
of Jesus. It reminds us of what hs
was and what he said. Hayings of
his keep running through our minds.
' 'Freely you have received, freely
give." "Give alms, make for yourselves purses which wax not o!d, n
treasure in the heavens that 'faileth
not." "It is more blessed to give
than to receive." Jesus stands before us in the glory of the Christmas time as the man who is always
giving. We see him giving his time,
his talent.,-;, his thought and his affection, even his life for the world.
The greatest of our festival! days
bears his name, and when we* are baptized into his spirit we, too, become
jubilant givers.
It is not surprising, therefore, that
the duty of giving has been enthusiastically extolled in many a Christmas sermon. Sometimes all other
duties hnve beeu lost sight of. The
man who gives has been crowned, the
mnn who refuses to give has been,
cast out. The duty and privilege, and
joy of giving have been set forth with
such copious eloquence that the world
itself is scarcely a'1' to contain the
boOKS that  have  been   written.
A SUBJECT FOR MEDITATION
Now. whenever one truth iB vehemently emphasized, another truth is
liKely to become obscured, When we
Looi intently long at one fact we
are almost sure to overlook another
fact. It is so exceedingly blessed to
give that the blessedness ut receiving
has not bad full justice done tt. The
duty and the privilege aud the joy o'
receiving is a subject quite appropriate for ChriBtmas  meditation.
If it is a duty to give, then it must
be a duty to receive. There cannot
be a giver without a recipient, so
that th* blessedness of giving is conditioned on the will.n^ness of someone to receive, if nobody m tb.*
world were willing to accept anything that was offered him, what
would become of the bles&klneaa of
giving? If there were no receiving,
there could be no giving, su that the
giver is dependent for his happiness
on those to whom he gives. Qf the
giving is a part of the divine order,
receiving also is a part of it. lhj
cne who receives has an honorable
place in th" dlvfne plan. To receive
is not the act of a parasite or a
slave. It is noble to receive the
things that are given nn, and the joy
of receiving is one of th.1 joys planned and originated In heaven.
We are all sure that, it is a privilege to give, we ought to be equally
certain that it is a privilege to receive. Both privileges are ordained
of God, and if we love one it is not
necessary to hate the other. Both
alike are indispensable to a rounded
llfo. That it is a pleasure to receive
as wiM as to give, every one of us
from experience 'nows. Which of the
two experiences is more pleasurable
is a question   which   it ls  not    profit-
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able to iliscuBs. One joy differs from
another joy iu glory, and comparisons in  '-"I'll matters ui'e futile.
In little children, the joy of receiving outruns tbe joy of giving. Children are born beggars. They como
into th-1 world empty-handed, and
they stretch their hands to those who
are nearest tbem, expecting to receive. It is instinctive for a child
tt) ask. und it is instinctive for an
adult to respond. The child's mind
is as empty as its hands. Its mini
reaches out with nutations,—and
what are questions but hands ol the
mind?—pleading for bits of Information, scraps of knowledge, donations
of light. The expectant face of a little child turned toward its mother
awaiting for the answer to its last
question is one of the loveliest of all
pictures. It is a pleasure to give to
a child, but who would dare Hay that
one's pleasure In giving outstrips the
child's pleasure in receiving? Who is
happier, do you think, at Christinas,
the child or the parent? The tlrst receives, the second gives, Both pleas
tnvs confined constitute the full-orbed joy of Christmas.
INTKRMKDDLING  WITH  GOD.
There are good people who almost
begrudge children th.> happiness ol receiving, so fearful are they that this
joy will make tbem seltlsh. They
thiuK that even among the youngest
children the duty of giving ought to
be placed above the privilege of receiving, and that from the very cra-
dle the child ought, to be guarded
against the tendency to think about
what he is going to get, and be exhorted to think solely of others. This
is an officious, intermeddling with the
methods of God it is a blunder not
to allow a child to be a child To try
to convert him in his childhood into
an Hdult is a sin. A normal child delights first of all in getting. He »n-
ticlpates with rapture the good
things thit are coming. He dances
with glee when lie gets them jn his
b nds. His nerves of receiving are
(Uivertngly sensitive, and getting
things is one of the earliest and in-
tfnsest of his ioys. Why not permit
him to drink deep ol this celestial
spring? This joy in receiving is not
an evidence of depravity, but something which is beautiful in the eyes
of the Heavenly Father.
It is not selnshness, as some mistakenly think, to crave good things,
to look forward to them with bounties thoughts, and to hurrah over
tbfir arrival. Take out of life the
joy of receiving, and lift is mutilated and half dead. It is not forbidden
by the Christian religion to laugh
when th? table is spread, or to sing
when the cup runs over. Boys and
girls nre never more wisely engaged
than when they are making out lists
of pretty things which they ' want
Santa Claus to bring, or when they
are shouting for joy over the fulfillment of their dreams.
Since Jesus says that unless we become as little children we Bhall in no
wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, it behooves us to think of the
most conspicuous characteristics of a
child. What is more noticeable in
him than thc alacrity with which he
accepts what is given him? He can
be trained to give, but it is a long
time before he does it with the spontaneity and the delight with which
he lays his hands on the things which
are offered him. It is not the cbtld't
nature to lie awake wondering what
it can give to others, but when he
falls to thinking of what others are
going to give him it is difficult for
him to go to sleep. Look at a child
receiving a present, and then look at
him giving one, and note which act
is more natural and which brings the
intenser delight. Little children
know how to receive. "Of sucb is
the Kingdom of Heaven." By expert
encing the joy of receiving, they develop little by little the impulse for
giving, and enter at last into the second blessedness prepared for them by
God.
LIFE IS MORE THAN GIVING.
Let us then keep stive in us this
native inst'net for receiving. Life is
more than giving: it is receiving, also. If there were nothing in life but
giving life would lose half its zest.
Giving grows monotonous unless it is
accompanied by receiving. The soul
that always gives out and never
tnkes in becomes at Inst impoverished
nnd Btunted. It is only as we receive
that we have the resources out of
wblch it is possible to give. If we do
not feel pleased Jiy a favor, or are
not touched by a gift, or do not
glow over n token of affection, it is
because we are Spiritual ly dead.
When one becomes so self-sufficient
that he feels himself able to -say; "I
have need id nothing from others,"
then he lias ceased to be a normal
man.
Christmas, then, is a great day for
giving, but It Ih nlm a great day for
receiving. The Christ who speaks to
uh out of tbe day iH not only „ gen
eroui giver but likewise a grateful
receiver. We dn well when wn emphasize the things ho gttVO, wo'do Ul
when we ignore tho things ho recolved
His genius for receiving was no loss
wonderful than bis genius for giving.
It Is often lhat the world gave him
nothing.    This Is because we over-es-
tfmato thfl Importance of money*
Thn world did not give Jesus Hlivcr
or gold, but It gave him the things
he most prized. What he loved most
was the gold, frankincense, nnd
myrrh of tho h*art. He Valued affection and    sympathy, gratitude    aad
trust, obedience and loyalty, and all
these be received. That be was a
man with buoyant heart tbe Gospels
made clear. He could think of nothing finer or sweeter for his friends
tban the happiness which he himself
knew. He was a man of sorrows
und acquainted witb grief, but we
miss half of the Gospel story if we
overlook the fact that be was also a
man of gladness and ncu^iaintcd with
joy.
JOYOUS GIFTS.
He wns made joyous by the tilings
which God gave bim, and also by tho
things given him by men. Men gave
him the most precious treasures of
their souls. Thoir trust in him was
sublime, their love for htm knew no
bounds. Twelvo of his frimiln wore
so certain that bo alone hnd the
words of eternal life that when the
crowd turned its back on him in disappointment and rage these twelvo
men stood with him, undaunted.
When Simon Peter assured  him that
bis soul boweil before hliu aH the one
for whom the ages had waited, tho
Spirit of Josus mounted up witb
wings, as eagles. Another friend was
su stout hearted and true that at a
perilous crisis he exclaimed to his
fit lows, "Let us go aud die with
nlm!" Wlmt hiH gold compared to
devotion like that'1 A Roman een
turion expressed snob rontulenee in
lus goodness and power as to cause
Jesus to cry 0ut in delight, "I have
not found so great faith, uo, not in
Israel'" One evening in Bethlehem
when the sky was full of thundt*r, a
woman gave him a token of affectionate devotion which brought to his
lips a eulogy which will be remembered forever. His heart invariably
leaped with tbe fine rapture of a
child to greet every good thing
which was offered him. He was the
I most radiantly gratefifi of recipients,
j even unto death. On the cross, mir-
j rounded by men who hissed at him,
a dying robber gave him his heart,
nnd Jesus, having blessed him, went
out of the world rejoicing.
Children gave him presents more
valuable than rubi's. A group of
boys sang in his h inor when one Sunday he rode into Jerusalem as its
promised king. Their song waa
worth more than all the gd-d in the
city. When his enemies attempted to
hush the boys' voices, he told them
to sing on, reminding their critics
thit the boys were carrying out the
intention of God. Let it never be
forgotten that when Jesus was moving through hostile crowds toward
Golgotha a company^ of boys presented him a song.
The little children who were carried to bim in their mothers' arms,
gave him something which grown-ups
were not able to bestow. Their innocent eyes, full of trust and love
and wonder, cast at bis feet gold and
frankincense and myrrh compared to
which the treasures of the Magi were
dust. "Of such'is the Kingdom of
Heaven." The words glow with the
fervent affection of a grateful heart.
The perfect:man found blessedness in
receiving.
THE GIFTS WE OWE.
Has receiving, then, a place in the
life of God? That God desires gifts
from us seems to some men absurd.
Tbe Infinite, they say, has need of
nothing. The Eternal Is in every way
complete. Human prayer and praise
are therefore impertinent. The Almighty asks nothing at our hands.
Jt is true that Ood needs nothing
from us in the way of material sifts.
"The Earth is the Lord's and tbe
fullness thereof, the world and they
that dwell therein." "The beasts of
tbe forest are mine, and so also are
the cattle on a thousand hills." "The
God that made the world and all
things therein, he, being Lord of
Heaven and earth, dwelletb not ln
temples made with hands, neither is
he served by men's hands, as though
he needed anything, seeing he himself
giveth to all life, and breath, and
all things." "Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor.-the beasts thereof
sufficient for a burnt offering."
There is nothing new in this
thought. It was fully realised and
acknowledged some thousands of
years ago. The Hebrew poet put the
case completely when he aald, "Thou
has no pleasure in burnt offering,"
and then added, "The sacrifices of |
God are a broken spirit." The only
things we can give to God are things
of the- heart, appreciation and gratl-
tude, obedience and affection. It is
blf.ssed for ua to give them, and it
ia likewise blessed for bim to re-
ceive them. We owe him a Christ-
mas gift. If we offer it, he will accept It and he grateful. When men
say God cares, nothing for our gifts,
tbey forget he is our Father. All
fathers love to receive. A little child
cannot give anything physically big
to his father, but parents do not
crave from their'children gifts physically Immense. A boy cannot give
his father a gift which Is valuable
whon measured In terms of money,
but he ran give something which
houses or lnnds or bonds. Thoy cnn
money cannot buy. Roys anil girls
aro limbic to give thoir parents
glvo tbem something better. They
ran give tbem « Ms*. The boat gift
which can be given in this world or
the noit, either to human beings or
to Cod, ts love. It Is not beneath
tho dignity of the Heavenly Father
to accept the love of his lowliest
child. The Infinite knows the. Joy of
rsndviag.
Suggestive Questions
For Sunday School Lessons
(Copyright, 1314, by Rev. T. S, Lin-
scott. D. D.)
OKI'. 27,  1914.
Review— JosilB thn World's Haviullr
and King.—Reading Losson Only.
II Cor. v:l4-21.
(lolileli Text—Fur he it Irom tno to
glory, Have in ihe cronn of our Lord
.lesus Christ.    Oal.  v1: 14.
The following questions mny be
used na tut original t lesson or aH a
review of the twelve preceding li'R-
Bolls.
The dnte ami title of each leHHOn,
where found, Qolden Test nnd one
question from ench lesson follow.
Dot, 4.   Christ Anointed /For Burial.   Mark    iivl-11.   Qoldon    Teit
Bbe Imtli done wtmt she eould. Mark
xiv:K.
I. VorHp 4-Is money spent solely
iih nu expression of pure lovo, nnd
for no olher reason, wasted?   Why?
net, 11. The l.nst Buppor, Mink
\iv:12-2fi. Golden Text—As often ns
ye eat this hXeml, nnd drink this CUP,
yo proolalm the Lord's dentb till ho
come.   I Cor,  xl:2G.
■'.. Verses 22 25 Whnt did .lesus
moon when after tho regular pnsHov-
er supper, he gave them bread and
wine, saying tbat the one represented
liis body, and the other his blood?
(This is one of the questions which
may be answered in writing liy members of the club.)
Oct. 18. In the Garden of (iethse-
uiiino. Mark xiv:32-44. Golden'Text
-Wntch nnd pray, that ye enter not
into temptation.   Matt, xxvi:41.
3. Verse 33—Why wns JeHUa
thrown into tbe agony of so il. as Indicated in this narrative?
Oct. 25. Jesus and Judas. Matt.
rivii:14-25, 47-50. Golden Text—Woe
unto that man through whom the
son of man is betrayed! Matt, xxvi:
24.
4. Verses 14-16—Whnt was the real
reason for  Jml-is betraying JesUH?
Nov. 1. The Arrest and Trial of
Jesus. Matt. ' xxvi:47-G8. Golden
Text—Ab a lamb that is led to the
slaughter, and as a sh-ep that hefore
its (hearers is dumb, so he opened
not hiB mouth.   Isa. 1111:7.
5. Verse 54—Does JeBiis here
mean to say that the Jews were tfat-
ed to reject him, and that it was a
necessary event, or whnt is hie
meaning?
Nov. 8. Sowing and Reaping.
(World's Temperance Lesson.) fial.
vl:l-10. Gcl:den Text—Whatsoever a
man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Gal. vi:7.
6. Verse 1—What is our duty, as
Christians, to the liquor seller?
Nov. 15. Jesus and Peter. Mark
xlv:27-31, 53-54, 66-72. Golden Text
—Let him that thinketh he stande'h
te> e heed lest he fall.   I Cor. x:12.
7. Verse 29—Would it ever be wiBe,
or not, and why, for the best man
living to feel positively that there
are certain sins which he will never
commit?
Nov. 22. Jesus and Pilate. Matt.
xxvii:l-25. Golden Text—Pfate Baid
unto them, what then shnll I do un-
i to JesUB who is- called ChriBt? Matt
xxvii:22.
I    8.   Verse 11—Jesus answered in the
affirmative that he.was the t;ing of
I the Jews, but In whnt sense   did be
mean it?
Nov. 29.—Christ Crucified. Mark
xi'21-41; Luke llll:89-48. Golden
Text—Surely he hath borne our
griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet
we did esteem him stricken, smitten
of God, and afflicted.   Isa. liil:4.       j
9. Verse 24—What was the method
in the actual crucifixion of Jesus?
Dec. 6. Christ. Risen From the
Dead. Mark xvll-8; Matt. ixvlil:ll-
living among the dead? Ho Is not
here, but ts risen.   Luke xxiv:5-6.
10. Verse 6—Did Christ rostsrect
himself, or did God resurrect him?
Give your reasons.
Dec. 13. The Grent Commission.
Matt. xxvlii:if. 20; Luvc xxiv:26-49.
Golden Text—Lo, I nm with yon al-
way, even unto the end of thc world.
Matt.  xxviii:20.
II. Verse 19—What guarantee of
success did Christ give them if they
should undertake a world propaganda
Dec. 20. Christmas Lesson— Tho
lteign of Peace. Isa. xi: 1-10. Golden Text—The wolf shall dwell with
the Iamb, antl the leopard shall lie
down with the kid; nnd tbe calf and
thc young lion nnd the fatling together; and n little child shall lead
them.   Isa. ii:fi.
12. Vorse 2—What three pair of ex-
traordlniry qualities does Isaiah
foretell that tbe Messiah should he
possessed of?
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IN THE MATTER OP AN APPLI-
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Smith, which Certificate Is dated the
6th day of April, 1905, and numbered 4378A.
SAMUEL R. ROE,
i District Registrar.
Nelson, B. 0.,
Dec. 17, 1914. 51-4t
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING
REGULATIONS
Coal mining rights o! the Dominion
ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North
Weat Territories and in a portion of
ths Province ot Uritish Columbia,
may be leased for a t jrm of twenty-
one years at an annual rental ot 11
an acre. Not mors than 8,560 acres
will be leased to one applicant.
Application  lor  a lease  must  be
made by the applicant ln person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of  the  die-
. trict in which the rights applied  for
ar* situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be'described by sections, or logal subdivisions ot sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by tbe applicant
himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a lee of 15 which will be
refunded It the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output ol tbe mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting tor the full quantity ol
merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. It tbe coal mining
rights are not helng operated, such
returns should he furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
he permitted to purchsso whatever
available surface rights may be considered necessary for tho working of
the mine at tbe rate of $10.00 an
acre.
for full information application
should be mado to tho Secretary of
the Department ot the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agont or Hub-Agent ol
Dominion Lands.
' I W. W. OOBY,
Deputy Mlnlater of the Interior
N. B.—Unauthorised publication of
thi* advertisement wlll not bs paid
for.-MM. Jan. Ird tf.
Presbyterian Church
Pastor, Rev. W. K, Thomson
Morning service, 11 a. m
Evening service, 7.30 p. m
Sunday School and Bible Class at
3 p. m.
.Sermons appropriate for the ooca
ston.
Choir   Leader,   Mrs. B. Paterson;
organist, Mr. H. Stephens.
MUSICAL PROGRAMS
Morning
Anthem-"8end Forth Thy Light"
Choir
Trio-"Llft Thine Eyes" Handel
Mesdames Paterson, Nisbet and Quain
Evening
Anthem—"Thy Light Has Come"
" "Saviour ot the World"
Solo-"The First Noel'	
 Gounoud
Mrs. N. A. Nisbet
Methodist Church
Pastor, Rev. W. B. Dunham
Snnday Sort-iocs: Tbe pastor will
preach at 11 a. in. and 7.30 p. ro. The
Christmas Beason will be appropriately
observed throughout the day.
Mornlug subject: "The Daysprlng
from On High."
Evening subject: "The Celebration
of Christmas"— Its History, Its Meaning."
TIIE MUSICAL PROGRAMS
Morning Anthem- -"Glad  Tidings"
  Huggs
Evening Anthem—'A Light from the
Land Immortal" West
Salvation Army Hall
On Saturday, December 26, a song
service entitled "Ovor the Garden
Wall," will be held. Sunday evening
n Gospel service, to wblcb. all are in
vital,
Monday, December 28th a Christmas entertainment of drills, rscita
tions, songs, etc., will be bold, and
a real evening of delight ie assured
Admission free. Bring a present for
your child during tho day. Enter
tn'nuient at 7.30 sharp.
CAPT. and MR8. HUSTLER
Public School Report
On Friday, Docembor 18th, the Central Public school closed lor tbe
Christmns vacation.
Examinations of thc various divisions were hold during the last weok
tit the term and some excellent work
was shown. The mines of pupils promoted are. published below.
An epidemic of sore eyes affected
tlio attendance during tho months of
October nnd November, which otherwise lias been satisfactory.
The following divisions secured the
ahlcld for the best, attendance:
September—Division VIII., teacher
MIbs N. K. Fau'kner.
October-Division VIII., teacher
Miss N. B, Faulkner.
November—Division III., teacher
Miss E. M. Ilecbtel.
Dscsnilnr-Dlvislon II., traebex Ror
D. Shields, B.A.
Number ol children admitted during
the term 58,' number left 26.
From Nov. 9th to Nov. 2t>th, awiut,'
to circumstances    which  necessitated
his absence  tbe School was   without
the   services    of Mr.  Shields.     Mri
Patmore supplied tho vacancy
Classes in knitting oli garments for
the soldiers at the front have been
commenced in Divisions I. and II.,
and good work bas been done. Many
thanks ere, due Mrs. A. H. Wobb who
voluntarily offered to, instruct the
girls.
On Thursday,' 17th, a prearntation
on behalf ot tho teachers waB made
by Mr. Crnriston, principrl' of the
High i School, to Miss Cartwright
who le leaving the staff. Her services will be greatly missed.
On Thursday, afternoon en'l Friday
momlntr closing entertainments were
held In a number of tho class rroms
at which Bome;ot tho parenta and
f-lenda of the children wore present.
The different programmes were much
tnioyed.
School re-opens on Monday, January 4th.
PROMOTIONS.
To Division II.—Ruth Kendall, Dorothy Reld, David Watson. Edward
Turner, Harold Leask, Jennie Hop
• inB, Alfred Sindall, Grace McFarlane, wlndys Brookes, Barbara Green
Beryl Cameron, Horatio Jacks.
To Division in—Ivy Bidder, Cecil
Reade, Helen Worden, Annie McBlr-
nle, Ella Kendall, Ruby Finley, Don-
Argue, Ida Johnson, Crossley
Taylor, Annie Blayney, Marion McKinnon, Hugh Simpson, Lily Lancas-
ter,'»Edith Cummings.
To Division IV.—Ethel Dow, Alma
Sarvis,' Russell Leask, Otto Gill,
Keith Wasson, Jack Dow, Charlie
Chapman, Delphlne Bennett, Barry
McDonald, Freda Taylor, Donald Dallas, i John Turner, Eric McKinnon,
Viola Sarvls, Hugh Hanna, Harry
Smith, Elizabeth Plgott, Sam Whit-
taker. .
To Division V.—Norman Wasson,
Leonard Burton, Leonoro Hill, John
Moffat, Fred Brigs, Cyril Selhy, Jack
Stevens, Isabel Parker, Arthur Gill,
Joe Frost, Ethel Nicholas, Sam Watson, Thomas Hoggarth, EneaB Hoggarth, Befa Foster.
To Division VI.—Thelma Patmore,
Candace Henderson, Muriel Reid,
Marlon Henderson, James Mclnnis,
Ruby Scott, Wong Hong, Vera Lister, Alexia MeBBinxer, Joe Stojach,
Leonard Geeks, Leo Frost, Edna
Freek.
To Division VII.—Bella Baiter,
Bubbins Bowness, Robert Baxter,
Jean Cayo, Muritt; Clarke, Waller
Freek, Ray Hill, Clyde McKinnon,
Murray McFarlane, Jean McLeod,'Reginald Parret, Ralph Robinson, Douglas Russell, Queenle Swain, Olive
Simpson, Marguerite Sindall, Don
glas Thompson, James Taylor, Kate
Watson, Marjorie Dufour, Hun Wong,
Gertrude Scott, Eddie Bliss, Rovena
McGinnls, Edwin Jet's.
To Primer 2, DivlBion VIII.-Mal
coin Brogan, Alway Bliss, Jack Dixon, Rosie Gormley, Jim Hing, Frank
Hawksworth, Gladys Johnstone,
Grey Mosley, George, Nicholae, Elvin
Leask, Selby, Lena Dornbush, Ivy
Welch.
To'Division VIII.—Eva Armstrong,
Birnley Blaney, Merle Carson, Alex
Grant, Clyde Johnson, Dorothy McKowan, Eorman Parker, Mary Park,
Willie Stewart, Jean Wilson, Alice
Hallett, Wilhelmina Woodman, Ralph
Ladds, Joe Brogan, Doris Brooks,
Alice Chapman, Jimmie Aormely,
Ircn Kendall, Ruth McNabb, Angus
McDonald, Bobble Malcolm, Bennte
Murgatroyd, Davie Watson, Jean
Ward, Edward White, Darwin Murray, Jemima Ho"iton.
PERFECT ATTENDANCE.
Division I., N. C. Garrard, teacher; enrolled 19; perfect attendance—
Philip Briss, Holcn Bridges, Adwln
Malcolm, Mary Malcolm, Alec Mennie, Sydney Murgatroyd.
Division II., R. S. Sh'elds, teachei;;
enrolled 19, total attendance 259.5,
percentage 97.36; potVcct attendance-
Charlie Armstrong, Willie Atchlsnn,
Muriel Baxter, Francis Cndwallader,
Melville Dallas, Ada .leeks, Grenville
Musser, John Noble, Agnes Reekie,
Fred Swain, Josephine Severe, Or-
vllle Thompson, Gordon Taylor, Lottie Moore, Clarence Hlggenbotham,
Margaret St. Eloi.
Division III., Effle M. Bcchtol; enrolment 33; perfect attendance—Alna
Belanger, Frnn't Bridges, Gladys
Brookes, Grace Moris, Jennie Hopkins, Ing Wai Hoy, Horatio Jocks,
Violet Jecks, Ruth Kendall, Walter
Laurie, Harold I.eask, Mary Mann,
Dewey McNeil, Violet Simpson, Ed-
wnrd Turner, David Watson, Irma
Ward, Irene Bench, Clifford Ht. Eloi,
Doris  Sainihiiry;   percentage 95.24.
DivlBion IV., Jr. III., Helen Gleg-
erlch: numbor on roll 46; percentage
of atteninnco .tft.96; perfect attendance— Poena Argue, Malcom Bolnn^or
Ivy Bidder, Allen Itrnwn, William
('.forge, Jobn Grant, Ida Johnson,
.Inck Klrklnnil, Bruce Laurie, Annlo
McDIrnlo, Maude Malcolm, Marth'i
Measen-er, Mnrgnrel. Morrison, Jno
Mueller, Edith Murgatroyd, David
Reekie, Maud Scott, Ray Scott,
Crosslev Taylor, Edward Tavlor,
Garfield Taylor, Mali Bing, Gabrlella
Hamilton, Ruth Simpson.
Division V,, Jcnilo M. nirhirds;
perfect, attendance—Itobert Beaton,
Merle Dennett, rh-lfltli'o Cnrann,
Chapman, Herman Hollander, Eric
MacKinnon, Almn Sarvls, Viola Har-
vls, Hugh Simpson. Jon Swain, Freda   Taylor,    Rtlth   Wa**an,   Verne
Woodman, Jack Dow.
Division VI., B. Pye; percentage attendance 96.18; perfect attendance—
Vera Baxter, Lena Brogan, Leonard
Burton, Margaret Carr, Norval Caslake, Joe Frost, Stanley Fyles, Eneas
Hogarth, Tom Hogarth, Gertrude
Hopkins, Lenore Little, Jimmie Lo-
tan, Dcuald MorriBon, Freda Osborn, '
Wilma Park, Cyril Selby, Sam 8poers
Jock Stevens, Hope Taylor, Norman
Wasson, Sam Watson, Voma Welch.
Division VII., A. M. Lena Cartwright; number enrolled 35; percentage 85.81; perfect attendance—Marjorie Burton, Dorothy Dufour, Rex
Garrard, Leonard Jec'cs, Conda-:e
HcnderBon, Marion Henderson, Wong
Hon?, Wilfred Jo'llffo, Wa'ter Leo,
Ruby Lister, Vera Lister, Eunxe
Parrett, Thelma Patmore, Ruby
Scott, Jo1 Sto'ac':, James Tavlor,
Elsie Welch, George Welch, Raymond
St. Eloi.
Division VITI., N. E. Faull'ner; per-
centage 85.14; perfect attendance—
Marorlo Dufour, Jim Hing, Fran''.
Hawksworth, Edwin Jcc'tB, Stanley
KembnF, Groy Mosley, Murray McFarlane, Jean McLcoud, Reginald
Parrett, Gertrude Scott; Hilda Steward, Olive Simpson, Irene Taylore,
Lena Thornbush, Kate Watson, Hum
Wong, Rovena McGinnls.
Division IX., A. McLennan; number
enrolled 44; percentage of attendance
88.9; perfect attendance — Doris
Broo'ts, Joe Brogan, Andrew Oarr,
Merle Caraon, Jimmie Cook, Jemima
Houston, Donovan Jecks, Stella Leo,
Angus McDonald, Dorothy McKowan,
Bobble Malcolm, Joe Nicholas, Norman Parker, Mary Park, Phyllis
Qualfe, Robbie Taylor, Edward White
Jean Ward.
MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOL
Alb. H. Webb.
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Edison's Lates
Among thc remarkable exhibits to
be shown at tho Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco will be Thomas A. Edison's latest Invention, the "teleBcrlbe." This
is a combination of telephone and dictaphone and has never before been
exbibited at an international exposition. It fulfills Mr. Edison's prediction uttered in 1870 that perfection ln
telephonic communication would be
reached only when means were discovered for combining the telephone
and phonograph in order that telephone messages might be properly recorded.
When the receiver of 'he desk telephone is removed from tbe book and
placed in the socket of the "tele-
scribe" tbe acoustic connection of the
dictating machine is made and then
tbe user tafces up the small receiver
attached to a "telescrlbe" and begins conversation. In this way both
Bides of the conversation are recorded on the telescrlbe cylinder and
communication with the central operator is shut oil, thus preventing
"breaking in" on the line. The value
of the telescrlbe la shown by the tact
that the telephone system transmits
sixty per cent, ol all forms of communication in the United States, totalling fifteen billion conversations a
year, a grand total in excess of the
number of telegrams, letters and
railroad passengers In the same period.
Remember the
DANCE at the
AUDITORIUM
TO-NIGHT
Prussia-Germany
A correspondent writes: "Plcnoo
explain the diflerrnre betwocn Germany and Prussia, and when tho
terms shoii.il he UBed. Also plcaso explain what Is Included In Prussia
anil wbat In Gormany. Doubt less un
answer to our correspondent wlll bo
very generally appreciated by our
readers, and therelore we shall go
somewhat into details.
Gormany, as the term Is now usctl,
means tbo German Empire, nnd Is a
Confederate League under tho hereditary proNldoncy ot the King of Prussia, whose title Is "German Emperor," not "Emperor o! Germany," as
It is frequently expNtied, In time ol
war the Emperor le In supremo command of all the loroes of the Empire; in time of pence tlio Kings ot
Bavaria, Saxony and Wurtemborg
hnv*   command    ol their   respective
Wasa Hotel, Wasa, B. C.
An Ideal Tourist Resort, near Cranbrook, East Kootenay, B. C.
BOATING ON LAKE LAWN TENNIS COURT
Good hunting and tisliing in season.    Experienced guides obtainable.    The hotel is electrically lighted throughout,   Splendidly furnished.   Hot and cold water.   Excellent cuisine.
Livery and auto service in connection with hotel.
 Good Automobile Road through the scenic Kootenay Valley.	
armies. The contingents from all the
other German states are under the
direct command oi the Emperor at
all times. Tho German states are
under the direct command of the Emperor at all times. The German navy
is strictly imperial and is under the
absolute control ot the Emperor as
"Supreme Admiral in Command."
The area of the German Empire is
208,780 square miles; its population
in 1910 was 64,925,993. It consists ol
thc following states:
Prussia, a kingdom. Area, 184,-
558 square miles; population 40,165,-
219. Prussia is divided into thirteen
provinces, namely, beginning on tbe
cast: Eaat Prussia, Weat Prussia,
PoBen and Silesia, constituting the
area bordering on RitiBia, Pomerania,
Mecklenberg and Scbleawig-Holstcln,
which witb East and Wost Prussia
form the northern tier of provinces;
Hanover, which borders on the North
Sea; Westphalia and Rhenish Prussia, which border on the Netherlands
aud Belgium; Hesse-Nassau, Saxony
and Brandenburg, which are in tho
interior; Berlin and Hobenzollern are
small areas having independent local
administrations.
Bavaria, a kingdom, 29,286 square
miles; population 6,887,291.
Saxony, a kingdom, 5,856 square
miles; population 4,806,661.
Wurtemberg, a kingdom, 7,534
square miles; population 2,437,574.
Baden, a grand duchy; 5,888 square
miles; population 2,437,574.
Hesse, a grand duchy; 2,966 square
miles; population 1,282,051.
Mecklinberg-Strelitz, a grand duchy; 1,131 square miles; population
106,442.
Oldenburg, a grand duchy; 2,482
square miles; population 438,856.
Saxe-Weimer EUnach, a grand duchy; 1,397 square miles; population,
417,149.
Anhalt, a duchy; 906 square miles;
population 331,128.
Brunswick, a ducby; 1,418 square
miles; population 464,175.
Saxe-Alterburg, a duchy; 512
square miles; population 216,000.
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, a duchy; 763
square miles; population 257,177.
Saxe-Melningen, a duchy; 945
square miles; population 278,793.
Llppe, a principality; 470 square
miles; population 150,937.
ReusB, a principality; 120 square
miles; population 152,752.
Reuss (younger line), a principality; 320 square miles; population 152,-
752.
Schaumberg-Lippe, a principality;
130 square mileB; population 46,626.
Schwarsburg-Rudolstadt, a principality, 303 square miles; populition
100,702.
Waldcck, a principality; 438 square
miles; population 61,707.
Reichsland, formerly AlBace-Lor-
ralne; 14,522 square miles; popi latlon 1,874,014.
Included In the Empire aro the
llanse Towns, namely Luheck, lire-
men and Hamburg. These towns
hnve local' self-go /eminent nnd terrl
torlnl sovereignity.
lt follows from what hns been said
ahove that tbo term Germany must
bo employed wben the whole Empire
Ib meant, and Prussia when tho rei
crenco Ib to tbat kingdom only. An
alogles arc the use of the term Unit
cd Kingdom when all the llrltlsh
Isles are inennt, and o! England,
Hrotlnnd, Ireland nml Wnles when
tbe reforenre Is to these territorial
divisions, Tiie lorni ti'i'Mos may nlso
bo used to avoid tautology. Thus
wo might wiy lhat Russians have
driven back llie Gormiina anil aro
about to Invade Prussia, or are
nbout to iiiviulo Gormany; but. the
former expression might bo thought
the bettor one. It renders will keep
In mind the principal details |IVM
above they will be able to follow the
news more readily ihan otherwise.
They would I lien see that nn Invasion of SIIobIo would ho nn Invasion
of Prussia ami also an Invasion ol
Germany.—Colonist.
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thoir patronage during tbe pant yenr
and extending to them tlio compliments of the season.-Kilby iH Htill
Framing Pictures. ,
Cranbook Public Market Well Patronized
Tin' long looked tor nnd anticipated nmrkot duy begun In ( ranbrook
laat Sntunl.iy nml wuh pro/in liy
tho attendance of vendors and purchasers tu have boen a bl|[ flUccofls.
Tbe OrBt, vendor un tlio premises
was Mihh Mastre nt. 9,16 a- in., Af
ter hnr they began tu como in wltb
their wnrea from nil parts ,,f the dig'
trlct; from even as far as linker und
Yahk. Mr, Arnold whn nunc in frum
Baker started to drive in at 7 a. m.,
nnd he wnn afterwards gUd to fay
he sold out all his turkeys very
quickly,
Those attending were railed to order by Mr. Alb. If. Webb, who, in a
few well chosen words, explained toe
reason of tho market, nnd its purposes, afterwards calling upon Mr.
Wm. Hamilton to say a Ifi'V words.
Mr. Hnmilton in reply snid the market would ultimately be a great
thing for the genera] public and tbo
farmer, The producer and Hip pur
rbtHPr wo>iid be brought rlo»ply together to the advantage nt hoth. He
bad brought tn a supply of pork at*
bis firHt 61 & bit nntl lie recognized
that it was neeeatary for theia to sell
their produce at. a little smaller price
than can be obtained at the stores.
He intended to sell whatever he
brought, in at the price he could
Hell it wholesale; he thought that a
fair proposition. All they wanted
was a reasonable prolit to cover the
coHt nf production and while In the
case ()r pork m tbe east it wan possible for tbem to be raised at about
fi or 8c, in this district it. cost from
llle to 12c per pound, and tbat would
approximate tbe Bales price.
Mayor Taylor was Urn called upon
ami said tint he was pleased to be
present at the first oprn'ng of Cran-
bt'ook's market, end he hoped that it
would be Wif] patronized by the citizens; if thsy did this, no doubt it
would be a big success.
Mrs. Simon Taylor then formally
opened the market, fn a few well
chosen remarks she referred to the
btsneflts that would accrue to the producer and the cnnsitner nnd *he Sincerely hoped   that,  it   would  be nf ma
terial benefit to tha district. Mrs.
Taylor then made the first purchase,
buying a turkey f^o-n Mr. Arnold who
hnd made the longest journey tn be
present at the formal opening.
A very Inrge attendance was present and/the selling and the buying
was very brj;» . The whole of tbe
produce offered for sale wa» cleared
Out hy one o'clock nnd many wh 0
came in th" aftern' on were very much
dlsappo'ntcd at the market being
Closed, To these tntfe. it might be
we|| said they will h *ve to be earlier
' on the seen" 'r they wnnt tn muse
janv ch .ice of the goods for sale,
|    The prices obtained for the rftfioUS
goods offered were:
Potatoes  $1.50
Turnips  01
Carrots  0125
Parsnips  0if>
Cabbage 10
Kegs  65
Pork   11-12'
Chicken   20-22'
Turkey  30
Honey  30 jar
Bread, CiiKes and candy were also
offered for sale as well as excellent
needlework hy Miss Mastre.
ln alt there were 19 saleep'.ople.
The income derived from these for the
use of the sta Is was $2.35, and th.
necessary expense in running tho market was $3.40, so that while the first
market was a failure as far as receipts were concerned the future of
tbe market was nssured, and it can
be well loc'.ed forward to on Thursday to be a complete success, and
the balance of credit placed on tbe
other side.
Conservative Smoker
a Success
The Hon. W. .1. Bowser nnd the
Hon. VV. H. Horn, wbo nro taxing u
tour through the Kootenays and the
Boundary country, were tho guests ol
the Crnnbrook Conservative AmuoIo-
tion nn Saturday night Inst. \ c
inittoo of tbo aBEOslatlon had provided a most excellent linch and smoker
on tholr behalf nt the Royal Hotel,
to wliieb Hii Ooniervatlvei   wore  In
vited    to   attend   after the meeting
lit'M in the Kdison theatre.
Wm. Steward, manager ot tne Royal, received the large in tuber of
guests in tlio waiting rooms which
wore titted oul. with small tables of
a free and easy character. After a
most excellent repast tho cigars were
pnssed around and Chairman T. T.
McVittie of Kort Steele called a toast
fo the King.
The chairman in his remarks called
attention to the fact that at a previous meeting of a like occasion ho bad
been reported in tbe local papers
that "brevity covered his remarks."
He Bald it would bo so tbls evening.
As president of tbe distiiot association he said that he could report a
hoalthy association, who were doing
some good work in the district and
Intended during the coming aummei
to do even better that) they had in
the pnst.
A song was then called for Irom
Geo. Stevenson, who at the close received a hearty encoro, nnd be deserved it fnr lt was an excellent rendering of a soldiers' eong.
Dr. Rutledge in replying to tho
toast of "Tho Oranbrook DiBtrlct Association" snid that one of the objects of tne association wub to stimulate inti'rcst in the work' of tho association and Particularly In tlio government of the provinco who were doing such good work at the present
jtlmo. Vast Improvements bad been
in iUguratod in tho district, auto
roads wore now provided whore previously but track trulls existed, and
ho complimented tho go vermin nt up
on pro.iding the farmer with such the local association was now firmly
excellent accessibility to the mar- estobliened and lt was hoped that
kets. In respect to pre-emptions, he ' with the adoption of the card mem-
said, we knew tbat thc government borshlp system and rules and regu;a-
threw open a lot in tbls district last > tions tbat the association would be
year but it was proven that 40 acres a strong factor in the future ot the
was not enough to make a succeBS city's welfare. Mr. McFarlane thon
and in throwing open more lands ] referred to the absence of our local
next year it was to be hoped that member, Mr. T. Caven, who wai at
they would make thom 100 acres. By ! thc moment with his molhor, who
so doing the farmer would then be was seriously ill und wbo a'l hoped
provided with sufficient means to pro-' might have a speedy recovery,
vide for the stock he raised. In this a song by Mr. J. Venus followed,
district the lumber was being rapid- ] jn rePiy to a toast to the Hon. W.
ly removed, another strong asset to   R, r0Mi Mr. A.  B. Watts responded
the district is agriculture. It was
just as well to point out thit tbis
district ls excellently adapted for
mixed farming, and if inu acres was
obtainable sufficient room would be
provided for the farmers to raise fodder for tho stock ho kept; with small
capital it was almost impossible und
bo suggested that Government aid
could be provided to assist tu furthering th'a industry. Min ng was a
big asset to the district. The St.
Klugono, Sullivan and North Star a'o
at present tho only mines working,
but ns soon as tbe present finnlioi.'il
stringency hud pnised many moro
would be put to work and Incidentally create a hlg Impetus to the district and Its Income.
I A song wus then given by Mr. II.
Stephens and another by W. K. Worden, both of which wore woll received.
W. II. McKa liino    thin rop'led   to
the toast "('ranbrook Local AhbocIii-
in pnrt as follows: "I hold this an
honor to respond to such a. toast. I
think that the two guests with us
this evening are tbe most abused ot
uny In thc country. I take this opportunity of saying a fow worda regarding the greatest Industry in the
west, tho lumber Industry. I believe
It is owing to the noglcct ot the politicians, not tho Provincial but tbo
Fedora! politicians, thnt has brought
tho Indmtry down to tho state It is
In today. The effect of this Is tho
smokeless chimneys l.nl lho empty
factories thnt are In tlio cities. Mr.
Bowser In bis nld'ess tonight has
given proof that, ho ls a human creature and not. tho Napoleonic monster
Unit ho Ih supposed to '»'• Mr. Ross
hns, endorsed nnd strenuously endorsed thnt the government .tumid do
all In Its power lor tho lumber export trndo. llrltlsh f'olnmh'a used
lo do 60 per cent, of the export
trndo on tho Pacific coast; today   It
isters can do much for ui to regain
this trade by, subsidizing ships." Reference was made to tbe rapid increase of the German shipping commerce before the war, and nlso to
the tact that 360,000,000 leet ol lumber had passed the borders and flooded the markets 0f Canada. The consumption of Canada was about one
billion annually and tbe mills of
Canada could easily supply one-halt
ol this If the Industry received its
jmt quoto ot support. The lumber
industry was tbe only industry today
that was not protected.
Mr. Ross spoke briefly in his reply.
A song was then given by A, Raworth und was well applauded.
Mr. J. P. Fink replied to the toast
to    the   Hon.    W. J. Bowser.    Mr.
Fink said ln part that he was glad
I to reply to this toast, because of the
tlon."   In bis remarks ho suiil that  Is less than 6 per cent.   These mln-
elticlency that had boon brought about
by the department over which Mr.
Bowser was head.
Mr. Bowser In bis brief reply Paid
n compliment to Mr. Ross as head
of the Lnnds Department saying that
it was a most difficult position tn fill
and whon ho snld thnt not once hid
It ever recolved a charge ol any kind
against Its administration It spoke
well of the capahle hen I that guarded its welfare.
A pianoforte solo was then very
ably rendered by Mr. O. Nldd.
Mr. J. llnurgo'ne sanj the "Marseillaise" In French and received a
most hearty aPPl«"«-
Mr. Ira Manning briefly respond d
to a toast to tha Conservative party.
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