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VOL. 17
No 49
Aldermen   Hold   Meeting
Engineer's Report on Sewerage Construction Receiv
ed—Other Matters of Moment
A meeting of the City Council waa
hold on Monday afternoon In the
Council Chamber. There wei-o present, Mayor Hunt, ami Aldermen Taylor, BownesH, Campbell, Johnson and
Minutes of last regular moeting
were read, and on motion of Aldermen Campbell nnd Taylor adopted aB
Permission was grnnted to Messrs.
Bridges nnd Davis to address the
Mr. Davis, representing tbo Cranbrook Trading Company, presented
a petition for permission to cross
Van Home street opposite the freight
sheds, with a track to tho companys
On motion of Aldermen Bownoss
and Taylor that permission lie granted to the extent of tbe legal powor
of the Council to the Cranbrook'
Trading Company, or tbe Canadian
Pacific Railway Company, to construct a spur track from tbo right of
way of the C.P.R. Railway aceoss
Van Home street to the warehouse
of the Cranbrook Trading Company,
the city to be released from all
claims for damages however arising
from respect to the same and that
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company be notified.
Messrs. Gurd and McKowan of the
school board, heing present permission was granted them to address the
Mr. Gurd said that tho school
board had considered the matter of
providing ft manual school building
in connection witb the present pub*
lie school and estimated that the
Bame would cost in the neighborhood
of 16,500, and asked that the board
submit a by-law to thc people for
confirmation of same. That the estimated coat of completing the present school building would be about
|7,00C which might lie raised at the
same time.
It was moved by Aldermen Jackson and Johnson tbat Alderman
Jackson and Oity Cork Roberts be
appointed a   committee   to consider
tho best means to obtain the necessary means for the erection of a
manual school building also the necessary parphenalia.
The finance committee then [.resented thoir regular monthly roport and
recommended that accounts to tho a-
mount of   $11,41)3.03 bo paid.
Moved by Aldermen Campbell and
Bownesa, tbat the accounts as presented by the tinance committee be
Alderman Jackson wanted to know
who waB to he responsible for the
care of hydrants during the present
winter and the keeping of tbo same
in condition for use. He said also,
that the fire chief wanted thiB matter
It was movod by Aldermen Jackson and Johnson that the chief of
the fire department be notified that
he would be held responsible for the
condition of hydrants.
Mr. Mackic, representing the John
Gait Engineering Co., presented their
monthly report as to the progress of
the construction of the sewerage Bys-
Moved by Aldormen Bownesa aad
Campbell, that the report of the
John Gait Company and the clerk of
worka be accepted.—Carried.
Applications were received from G.
Russell, J. Hener, J. B. Morris, Wm.
McCreedy, Walter Walsh, W. Galli-
man, and W. Snowden, for the posl*
tion of caretaker of the city hall.
Moved by Aldermen Jack and Tay.
lor, that W. Snowden be appointed
as janitor of the city hall at a salary of   »10.00.
The council is of the opinion that
the pound and tax by-law be enforced.
Moved by Aldermen Camphell and
Bownesa, that the assessor complete
tbe assessment roll on or before 30th
of December,   1911.
It was moved that the Mayor and
Aldermen Jackson and BowneBs be
appointed a court of revision on the
voting list.
The    place    of    the holding of the
(Continued on Page   *•)
Lumbermen Wire Ottawa]
Calling for a full investigation by
royal commission of the conditions
at present surrounding the lumber
industry in British Columbiu, and
strongly denying tbe charges recently made in the house of commons by
W. B. Knowles, Liberal member for
Moose Jaw, that a lumber combine
existed in Western Canada, A. W.
Anstie, of this city, secretary of the
Mountain Lumber Manufacturers' association, last night wired as follows to A. S. Qooilcve, member for
Kootenay In the federal parliament:
A. 8. Goodeve, M.P.,
Ottawa, Canada,—
Western press dispatches state that
the member for Moose Jaw charges
in the house that a lumber combine
exists In British Columbia, and that
the manufacturers have cloned down
their mills for the purpose of advancing prices.
Mountain manufacturers emphatic
ally deny existence of combine or
anything approaching one, and
atrongly object to such unwarranted
allegations unsupported by evidence
or proof. We would welcome full
investigation by an independent commission, which would estnlillBh be-
yqnd question the absolute freedom
of competition In tbo wholesale market, lor Urltisb Columbln lumber as
well as the fact that the wholesale
price is too low to return to the
manufacturer adequate profits on his
Mountain mills have boen cloaod
down and logging operations largely
suspended because of the impossibility of British Columbia manufacturers meeting the slaughter prices of
American manufacturers whose demoralized homo market, caused by
over-production haa induced their
dumping lumber into Canada at prices below the cost of production.
Nearly four thousand men are out
ot work In' the Interior of British
Columbia owing to reduced logging
operations, and the Iobb of trade is
being daily lamented by grain dealers, cattle dealers, and farmers of
Alberta. The BrltiBh Columbia lumber Industry furnishes a most important section of the market for thc
produce of Alberta, and for the purpose of n political argument It is
unfair to Ignore the strong Inter-
provlnclal interest.
American shippers have evaded Canadian customs regulations ln the
past and BrltiBh Columbia manufacturers want a square deal In tho future.
In connection with the same con-
troveriy The Herald has received the
following letter from A. E. Watts of
Wattsburg, a member ot tbe Mountain Lumber Manufacturers' association :
Editor The Herald,—
Many- men admire an opposition
that dares to criticise the wrong doings of any government, provided the
criticism ls based upon truth, but
when the criticism is composed of
one tissue of base falsehoods similar
to thoso emanating from Mr. Knowles of Moose Jaw, people with well
balanced minds are apt to analyse
the why and tho wherefore of the
stand taken by the honorable member.
It is a well known fact that mere
politicians of a puerile nature have
as a rule some sinister motive, especially when engaged In a base attack
ol the kind of which Mr. Knowles is
First, he charges tho government,
with being the tool of combines, and
says that thc British Columlitn lumbermen's association hns been shown
to be a combine, Mr, Knowlc'B was
a member of the royal commission
appointed to Investigate the charges
against thc lumbar manufacturers ol
British Columbia several years since;
thereiore, when he BayB that tt is
proven thnt tho Lumber Manufacturers' assoclution is a combine he ig
deliberately stating wbnt he knows
to be an absolute untruth, It really
doservofl a stronger term, but ns* 1
propose to cunline myself to pnrltu-
mentary language I will not say that
ho Is a deliberate liar.
The commission alluded to sat for
many weeks and If Mr. Knowles'
statement Is truo it was the duty of
that commission wht-n delivering thc
result of its deliberations to parliament to havo recommended the prosecution of the alleged combine.
Mr. Knowles listened to the evidence given at that time and no doubt
be will remember that the fact waa
substantiated that it waB utterly Impossible to form a combine or u.i'
combination in restraint of trade
when thc whole markot of Canada
was open to thc competition of the
world, seeing thnt lumber was the
only unprotected ludimtry In Canada
Therefore thc absurdity of his re-
mnrkB Is evident, to any ohBcrvnnt
Mr. Knowles stated that the acw
government had gone down under the
first prcsaure brought, to bear upon
lt by the lumber combine of tho wcBt
Thin combine recently met In Calgary
and the- result of Its deliberations
was the most brazen announcement
(Continued on Page   6)
Postal  Revenue of Cranbrook
Statement showing the gross postal revenue ol the city of Cranbrook,
and the amount of money orders issued and paid and the commission
thereon, the value of postal notes
Paid and tbe compensation, salary
and allowances paid to tbe postmaster.
Gross postal revenue,   $12,259.04.
Number of money orders issued,
Total amount of monoy orders issued,   1206,6(111.35.
Total commission received trom the
public,   11,517.16.
Number of money orders paid. 3,-
Total amount ot money orders
paid,   154,065.82.
Total amount of Postal votes paid,
Compensation paid to postmaster
on money order business,   1504.84.
Compensation paid to Postmaster
on saving bank business,   $62.28.
Compensation paid to postmnBter
on postal notes business,   $1.59.
PostmaBter's salary,   53,503.00.
Forward allowance,   $214.00.
Allowance towards rent, fuel and
light,   $214.00.
Results of the Piano
We hore give tbe number ot
votes obtained during the 10
days competition by .-the several
competitors who entered the
race and wiBb to congratulate
Mrs. Patrick upon being tbe
successful winner.
Mrs.  Patrick  42,000
Miss a. Hickenliotbam ....28,000
Mrs.  Carter  15,000
MiBs Macdonald  12,000
Miss Van Slykc   9,000
Miss   Mornn     7,000
By this competition "The
Prospector" has added over one
hundred paid up subscribers to
its growing list.
for Life
Judge Wilson's resignation
It Is reported that Judge P. Wll-
ion wlll, on February lst, resign as
Judgo of tbo County Court ot Kootenay, and that his resignation has
been sent in to the minister ot Justice at Ottawa.
It Is also said that Geo. H. Thompson of Cranbrook, will be appointed
to the position.
Judge WilBon, aa County Court
Judge, has flllod the position with
The only offices in British Columbia I great credit, and to the satisfaction
that exceedn Cranbrook in revenue I of the public. If Mr. Thompson
are :— I should accept the position, thero   Ib
Kamloops, Nanaimo, Nelson, New i no doubt but that he will be accept-
Westminster, Prince Rupert, Vanoou-! ablo to the legal profession and the
ver and Victoria. I public at large.
Los Angeles, Cal.—James B. Mc-
iNamara'a brief confession, penned by
jhis own hand late Tuesday, and bear
! ing many evidences of a man little
skilled in letters, was made public
today.    It ia as follows:
"I, James B. McNamara, defendant
in the case of the people, having
heretofore pleaded guilty to the crime
of murder, desire to make a statement of facts.
"This ls thc truth, on oath. On
September 30, 1910, at 5.45 p.m.
I placed in Ink alley, a portion ot
the Times building, n suitcase containing sixteen sticks ot eighteen per
cent dynamite, set to explode at 1
o'clock next morning.
"It was my intention to injure the
building and scare tbe owners. I did
not Intend to take the life of anyone
I sincerely regret thnt these unfortunate men lost their lives. If the
giving ot my llfo would bring tbem
back I would gladly give it. In fact,
in pleading guilty to murder in the
tirot degree, I havo placed .my life In
the bands of the state.
Signed   Jas. B. McNamara."
The confession covers one Bide ot
an ordinary sheet of foolscap paper,
and was written with a fountain pen,
supplied by ono of the attorneys. It
ls probably the only written state-
j ment of the case that will ever be
! made by the writer or his brother, J.
J. McNamara, who pleaded guilty ol
dynamiting the Llewellyn Iron works
Public   School   Report
Summary of Attendance   During   Month of November—Division 1 Wins Nelson Shield
in  Town   Lots  for   Profit
and Safety
(From "Canada")
It iB an opinion very often cxpresH-
ed that of the infinite variety of
forms of investment which Canada
affordR, that form known an town-
lot investment, or thi- purchasing of
vacant lots in new towns, is the
moBt hazardous; and yet anyone who
travels up and down the great Canadian West cannot fail to observe how
universal is the desire of Western
Canadians themselves to have property in these new towns. It is not
too much to say that almost anyone
who has been six months in the country and is in receipt of a wage of
$50 a month—and there arc few indeed but get this at least—has one
lot or more in Borne far-off and- still
undeveloped town or city, on .vhlch
he ia paying bo much per month and
out of which he ia confident of receiving a handsome profit. Of *"our-
ae, one haa to remember that thiB la
a form of Investment peculiarly attractive to people of limited means,
but were it thei case that the risk
iB as great as iB generally supposed
by people not in actual touch with
local conditions, it would not be
long before these Investors would
profit by sad experience and leave
town-lot property severely alone.
But the truth is that almost without exception (considering the number of proposition.*, on the market a
profit is made, and in many instances not only Is a profit made, but a
handsome one consisting of 200 and
300, and even more per cent., Is the
fortunate result of the investment.
Tn those instances where the results
have been unfortunate it will generally be found that the speculations
were of such a nature that no prudent man would have touched,     and
Manuel Training  For
It Ib proposed establishing a Manual Training Centre in connection
with the sohoolB of Cranbrook and
to further tbat end Inspector Bunnell from the Education Olllce, Victoria, met the school truatecs laBt
evening to talk the matter over, Perhaps a Bhort synoimiB of what has
beon done in the province In connection with tlie work might be of interest.
Klovcn yoars ago Sir William Macdonald, of Montreal, set asldo a
large amount of money which he
placed under tbe care of Professor
Robertson, to aislst In thc introduction of Manual Training in thc
schools throughout the Dominion of
Canada. Professor Robertson visit-
ed Great Ilritaln nnd engaged a staH
of competent teachers, on „ three
year engagement, to come to Canada
These teachers were distributed throughout tlie varloiiB prIWticcr,, and in
Hritish Columbia six Mnniial Training centres were opened, threo In
Victoria and three in Vancouver. Tho
only cost to those cities during tbo
three ycRrs was the providing suitable rooms In wblcb to carry on the
work. At the end of tho throe
yearn the equipments were handed
over to tho various cities on tho
condition that thc work was carried
on for at loast one more year. Ho
lar ns Victoria and Vancouver were
(Continued on Page   3)
consequently no overdraft is made on
our stores ol sympathy.
To tbe man who does not allow hie
judgment to be killed by his optim-
iBtn, there are few more genuinely
profitable investments than western
Canadian town-lots, and it the steps
dictated by prudence are taken there
are few more really safe investments.
It ls the object ot this article to indicate brieilv what . icse stepa are.
In the first place, the prospective
buyer should know who is putting the
property on the market, or the agent
who is Belling it. It might be said
that in no other form of investment
ls this knowledge so Important. In
the case of the purchase of a large
tract of land, the tendency of tho
law haB been, aB shown trom recent
decisions, to make the agent responsible both to buyer and seller for advice given, and to mako him act in a
fiduciary capacity to- both, but In
town-lot Investments, where comparatively small amounts are involved,
the agent stands to tho purchaser in
practically the same position cs the
grocer does to the buyer of a pound
ol cheese. Tho legal maxim 'Caveat
emptor" applies. It Ib obvious,
therefore, that the temptation to
an agent, who Is not properly endowed with a Benac of moral rcanon-
siblllty to overstate and often grotesquely exaggerate his own particular proposition ls very great, and
when one remembers that every day
sees the butcher, the baker, and the
candle-stick maker deserting his proper avocation and plunging into the
•sale of town lots (only to leave It as
quickly when he finds the temperature rlslne;), one Ib prepared to meet
people who have Buffered through tak
ing the agent for giant.id. Ic is,
however, a remarkable lain, that, not
withstanding what has been stneed,
the nuinotl ot loscrB haa been very
small indeed, and It Is eloquent r.l
the general high standard ot ii'orul-
lty whioh prevails among Canadian
business men, and of the astonishing
vitality of western real estate To
have, therefore, an agent .n whose
Integrity one can trim*, snd of
whose knowledge there is no question
ls to have one of the greatest vale
guards in investing.
But the ultimate decision to buy
must be made by the investor himself, nnd white the agent is ot grca
value as a source ot reliable detailed information, the significance ot
that Information must ho determln
ed hy the principal. The proper
comprehension of facts may mark thc
difference betwoen an investment
yielding merely a profit, albeit sub
stantlal, and one turning the origin-
al sum into multiples of ttself.
Naturally, the most common form
of Investment of the nature we are
considering is that of a subdivision
to an already existing town or city.
In tbe majority of cases the great
argument lor future growth IB based
on what has already been done, and
figures are produced Bhowlng the population at various dates in Past
years. The Investor is asked to
believe that this rate of Increase of
population is the normal rate of progress of the particular town or city,
and, of course, on this basis it is
generally obvious that tho subdivl
slon under offer will be very noon in
active demand by new residents, and
(Continued on Page   8)
Womens Institute.
Last Tuesday afternoon in the Car-
inin'B Hnll the Institute held one of
the most successful meetings they
have ovor had. Mrs. B. Palmer,
president, conducted the meeting,
Mrs. W. Doran gave a paper on
Christmas cake and pudding, The
advice ond sui-gcHtioiis were of tbc
very best nnd resulted In those present receiving many helpful hintB and
instructions, that will stand them
good service during tbe next week or
The various members present enjoyed the advantage of exchanging
Christmas receipts of all kinds.
The work ot tho institute is growing popular wltb the housewives ol
our city. The Prospoctor has rnen
advocating for some time past what
the advantages would he to everyone
who made lt their purpose to attend,
and, thought it cannot possibly lay
clnlm to having lecn the direct
nieane of obtaining such a large nt
tendenco of friends at this meeting,
we Btlll believe that wc are doing
good In this direction.
bo we advocate the attendance of all
the women ln our city and district.
Weather Report
On November llth, thermometer
registered ten degrees above aero.
On November inth, 1910, the thermometer registered   23 below zoro.
Por the past week thc weather hai
been very mild.
Miss   Livingstone's
(Cooking   Rxjiert)
Miss Bessie Livingstone, of Vancouver, B.C., of the Boston Bchool of
Domestic Science, and New York
School of cooking, ia now travelling
through mnny places of British Col
umbia demonstrating and lecturlm-
upon thc culincry arts, and will he
in Crnnhrook next Monday and Tues
The programme   for the two di>
will include talks on *
(a)   An every day dinner
fh) The economical cookery of
(c) Tho cutting nnd curing of
Bpeclftl features wilt he :
(1) Labor saving devices and utcn
slls in cookery.
(2) Answering question relating to
(:.i Competition In farm dinner
Mornln'g session-*- 10..W a.m.
Afternoon session—2 p,m,
The above demonstrations will tnkr
place m the. Carmen's Hull whore ev
ory convenience and n"<oni.noi.ntlon
in being prepared tn make the visit
of Miss Livingstone a huccpsb.
This is one of those times when
the housewives and daughters of our
•dty can profitably make n Hprrial effort to attend nt I-vwt one of the demonstrations. Everyone will be
1 Miss Dick      40   37.09
Milo Drummond
Charlie Elmer
3 Miss L. Close     10   116.31
Qrenvllle Musser
4 Miss Suttaby  '   57   60.15
John Noble
5 Miss Hlscocks     58   52.00
1    Dora Pye
6 Miss Cartwright ...   54   48.47
Arses Reekie
Vigil Santo
8 Miss Thompson ....   61   86.66
Margaret St. Elol
L. J. Cranston, H.S.   13   12.87
Gladys Spence
Gordon Taylor
4lo 315.65
Merle Taylor
Doris Wallinger
Plorence Bathie
DIVISION' IV.—Perfect Attendance.
Muriel Baxter
l.avluu Hurls
Elsie Beattie
Orville Uow
Gladys Brookes
Prances Drummond
Mabel Brown
Marguerite Drummond
Itiiby Deacon
Louise Elmer
Harold Haslam
Vincent Pink
Ny Wai Hoy
Wanda Pink
Janettc Jones
Carl Sill
Allan Lacey
Gladys Hlekenbotham
Barclay McNeil
Graclo Higgins
Nettle Robinson
John Pye
May Smith
Robert Pye
Ha»cl Taylor
CrosBley Taylor *
John Turner
Willie Uren
Keith Wasson                                                   ,
Olive White
Lily Lancaster
Bert Murgatroyd                 •
Harry Musser
Harold Bridges
DIVISION V-Perfect Attendance
Irving Leask
Irene Bernard
Andrew Brault
Joseph Atkinson
Irene Beech
Flora Baldwin
Merle Bathie
Orace Bardgett
Mah Blng
Robert Burch
Eddie Browo
Arthur Burch
Charles Clapp
Austin Chapman
Mlna Carson
Christnle Carson
Violet Deacon
Otto Gill
Irene Elmer
Jennie Hopkins
Enid Gill
Robert Hop Yuen
Marion Leitch
Harold Kummer
Harriet MoSott
Mary Lacey
Sidney Murgatroyd
George Pratt
Roslc Lum
William Lum
Margaret Morrlflon
Gordon Wallinger
David Reekie
Viola Sarvis
Garfield Taylor
Gordon Argue
Irma Ward
Willie Daniels
Tern Woodman
Bernadette Doyle
(Continued on Page   8)
ff|T>    /•"*.       17_._.
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International egg laying eontest
under the joint auspices of the British Columbia Poultry Association,
Vancouver Exhibition Board and the
Provincial Government.
First   monthly record, October   20
to November  20 :
Class   1. Eggs Laid
Pen   2, White Leghorns    32
Pen   3, White leghorns    18
Pen 23, White Leghorns  17
Pen   4, White Leghorns    19
Pen 19, White Leghorns    16
Pen  8, White Leghorns    10
Pen 18, White Leghorns     9
Pan 14, Whitei LeghornB .'.     8
Pen   5, White Leghorns     3
Pen 10, White Leghorns     8
Pen 13, White LeghornB     1
Twelve Pens have not started to
lay yet.
Class   11.   ' Eggs Laid.
Pen 40, Silver Laced Wyandottes  36
Pen 34, White Wyandottes     8
Pen 33, Rhode Island  Reds     7
Pen 35, Barred Rocks     1
Pen 37,- Barred Rocks     1
Pen 39,  Bull Orpingtons C    1
Ten Pens have not laid yet.
Pen Temperature—Highest 52 degrees, lowest 19 degrees, average
mean temperature   39.40 degreeB,
Average Price Received for Eggs.—
724 cents per dozen. Ba'n fell on
ten days. Six Inches of snow fell
on the Sth November, and twelve
Inches on November 12th. The
weight of snow on wire nettings
caused the supports to give wny, and
much damage was done There werc
no cases of frost bite.
Several Pens, n itably pens 6, 21.
22, 25, 27, 28 and 30 consist ol
Immature pullets, and these will not
come Into tbe producing class much
before January   lst.
As foreshadowed at tbe outset of
the contest, several of the White Leghorn penB a" now In tho heavy molt,
'n some pens tbis was caused hy too
early hntchln?, but In threo pens thla
is caused hy the fact that bird* were
laying before received at HastlngB
Park, and ns usual in such cases,
they have stopped laying and gone
Into a molt. Theso birds have ev-
i-ry nppciirnii'fi ot having been fed
too rich a ration prior to the competition.
A full account will le published In
the official organ ol the Ilritish Col
umbln Poultry Association, "The
Successful Poultryman."
Poultry Requirements
It goes without saying that winter
production of eggs Is a craft about
which most of us are woefully Ignorant.    In fact there fs no part      ot
poultry raising that requires mora
skill and Judgment than winter feeding. In these times when fresh eggs
really command remunerative prices,
It pnys to cast about us and lind nut
if possible what methods of feeding
and what varieties of feed will produce greatest results.
la summer time, especially when
hens are running at large, provided
a reasonable allowance of grain Is
fed they will balance their ration and
the question of egg supply is practically solved. With poultry kept
in conflncment, of course, the question of proper balance ls ever present. The feeder who throws out a
quantity ot corn or other grain to
hiB hens and .says poultry feeding is
easy, Ib laboring under a mistaken
Idea that will surely be rebuked or
disputed by the egg supply.
The shell o! the egg is largely composed ot lime, and no other known
element will form the shell. So 11 we
have eggs at all they will have solt
shells unless the lime content ol tha
food Is ample. The feathers, the
white of the egg, the lean meat and
muscles contain a large proportion of
nitrogen, and that element must bf
present ln the food in order to produce a healthy well developed hen capable of egg production. Chemists
call this clement protein, but a simpler form of muscle making material.
The fat ot the body Is made Irom
sugar, starch and like materials,
which are known as lat makers, but
they can by no possibility produce
cither lime, white ot the egg, feathers or muscles. So we have only to
exclude the foods containing these
later olements, and give a ration ln
wblch the fat producing elements
predominate to make the hen atop
laylm; and put on tat.
When tbo food is so prepared or
compounded tbat all the above elements arc present in proper proportion and there Is not an oversupply
of one or a lack ol another, I t ls
said to lie a balanced ration.
Lett to run at her own sweet will
and seek the food she desires, as Insects, wood seed, grass, etc., the ben
Ib smart enough to balance ber own
ration unit wilt do so, provided tbe
foods nre obtainable. Sho Is endow*
ed wllh Instinct to properly supply
her needs and so combine them that
every requirement is Hatisllcd and all
parts of tim body Is sufficiently nourished; nnd thin fact is the principle
reason for the feast of eggs In the
summer time and the famine in tbe
Now what Is tbe remedy, and how
may we reverse conditions sufflclent-
From Our Correspondents
Wardner Notes
Mrs. L. Fern visised in the city on [Galloway where he will supervise ol>-
Thureday. erationa at the mill there till   time
  to start in on necessary repairs    on
Mrs.   Anderson and Mrs.  Hay ward, the miU at wardner.
were J affray visitors on Sunday. 	
  Mr. and Mrs.  George Wilson    left
Mr. Thompson and daughter Lama. | on Tue9jay evening's flyer to   spend
(BY J.  M. T.t
Beattie-Murphy Drug  Stores,  Klko,
constant   stream   of anxious buyers.
Beat an 1 cheapest line of Christmas
were Crnnbrook visitors on Saturday i chri8t.mas  holidays
Mr. Huy Anderson of Hanbury, was £<* eastern aud
in town on Sunday to assist with Thelr «»«» fr'£"
Sunday school work.
Mr.    Kliiigenamith    and    party  re-
with fritnda     in  turned from Southforks on Saturday
southern    states,  bringing   some   etgateoo   deer aloag
wiBh them a very   with them,
happy time and safe return.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wiener have
moved into the house recently vacated by Mrs. J. Anderson.
Clarence Brobree ol Bull Rive;1
Bridge, spent the week end visiting
with his mother in town.
Mrs. J. Anderson and children left
on Wednesday morning for Calgary
where Mr. Anderson is awaiting their
Mr. Harold Darting of Crnnbrook,
was in town on Saturday and Sunday, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. P.
Things are pretty quiet here, mean
Mr. Robert 1'ierson    who   has been  time the dosing down of the lumber
running the planer mill here during yards has aflected tbe Saturday nlgbt
the summer,  has  secured  a position   traffic greatly.
as superintendent o! tbe planer
Upper Columbia Valley
Supt. of Roads and   Bridges, .inn.
A. Good, was in town last week.
Chauffeurs Katcliffe and Wade, ol
Wilmer, left for Calgary lust week.
Miss Hume, of Kirlauds, is on a
visit to Golden the guest of Mrs, ll.
G.  I'ai'Bons.
j. White will do all kinds ol finish
big work and cement foundations at
quite rea lonable terms.
the C.P.R. mill west ol town. His
family expect to remain with us in
Wardnor during the winter months.
The song service held in ihe Presbyterian cbarcb on Bitftlay evening
was largely attended, and wua much
enjoyed by all present. The choir
is doing excellent work, and the inspiring music ia much appreciated
and Will no doubt prove a meat help
and blessing.
Capt. Armstrong nnd Purser EUftttQ
ley of    Golden,    wer.'    among  recent
Mr. Jack Lewis, game warden, haH!S,ietttK **■ **** Delphtae hotel
been    successful    in    shooting a line'
specimen of a deer with no lesa than
twenty-seven Inches of a spread     oil
"Christmas comes but onco a year,
But    when    it    cumos it brings gooi
cheer, *'
That    is if    you    purchase    at th
Beattie-Murphy  Drug Stores.
o    busier    plac
a benefit in aid ot the curling club
was held at the Bunk bouse. Wllmer,
on St. Andrew's evening, November
a uew educational raagatlno
been started by tho educational
thotitiea In   British   Columbia.
object  is to Improve and induce
• perial unify
Misses Bella and
Cranbrook   spent
week  visiting  with  their  aunt,   Mrs,
Mr. and Mrs. Leslyoung of Crescent Valley, spent several days last
week visiting with Mr. and Mrs. F.
Mr. Wm. Green has secured a position as cook at the new town at Bull
River Bridge and left for that place
on Sunday last.
Miss Emily Green has recently arrived from Ontario and is visiting
with her brother and sister-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Oreen.
~ The dance given on Friday evening
Bthei  Bow    or la9t ftt BuU Rlver Brldge was   WflU
lew days last [ ^tended, a number of people from
Wardner taking advantage of the opportunity to visit their friends at
the new townsite. A special train
was run over the new road and all
guests were most hospitably treated.
Dancing was indulged in until a
late hour and a jolly time was spent
Tbere    is    no    bus
Southforks,    the    full
! forth day ami night,
1 stream    o!    pack    bt
Birnie    livery    barns
:er's .ilie rings
and a constant
SOS Horn the
brings    in the
The hobble sk:rt is not worn ln
Klko. at least I have never aeon one.
Why don't the ladies follow the
fashion ?   Does   good sense prevail ?
It is
ly not for the
want of ft
The meat market opened up by the
C.N.P.L. Co. on Saturday, December
2 should prove a ereat convenience to
Wardner people.     Mr. Mackinder who
hns charee of this department is an  children,    and    quite
experienced butcher and should prove ■ store of the   parents
' festival In
■ ng   Chris
connect:, n
Mrs. Donaboe entertained a number
of her friends on Saturday evening
at a card party and a most enjoyable time was spent.
quite competent to manage this
branch of the work, and courteous
treatmenr and efficient service are;
fondly anticipated by the long-suffer-
Ing public.
Rev.   G.   A.   Wilson   of   Vancouver,
„       .      superintendent of    Presbyterian MiB-
Mr. Lund   returned   or.   Thursday, slon8i B(lrlre88ed     m6et|n   ol church
Inst from Spokane, accompanied   by „ on Thllrads   evonln    la8t „„,,
his son Roger, who haa recently been ! 8poke ,„ ft very ,ntereBtlllt, mMacr
quite ill but is now much improved j o( -.„, developmcnt 0, chut,ch wort (n
in health. ^^ I th6 weBt| and o(   thc wond(!1.*ul op.
Alhert Lovlck spent Sunday visit- portunltlea which are opening up tor
ini- with his mother in the Cranhrook | Canadians along these lines in the
hospital. Mrs. Lovlck, we are glad ,camlBB century. He also spoke ol
to hear, iB progressing quite tavor- the desirability of more perfect or-
ably, nnd hopcB soon to return to i (,-anUntlon amongst church workers
her family in Wardner. i nere- nnd was of much nssiBtance in
  i making   suggestions   which    will  bo
Mr. F. Stearns left on Mondny for acted upon In thc near future.
Marysville Items
A. L,    OoUBens ol Matthew  Creek, i time has moved to Grceuwood where
left for Vancouver last Wednesday.
Mr. und Mrs. David Bird have lett
us. Mr. Bird has taken up a Ue
contract at Fort Steele,
| he has   necitred
I smelter.
position at     the
Simon Taylor of Cranlirook, and
C. McNabb ol Waldo, motored to
Marysville last Thursday.
I). .1. Douglass and J. Augeru are
away trapping In the St. Mary's lake
district and arc doing fine.
Hans I,und, the popular cook, was
in town on Saturday night shaking
hands with his many associates.
Mr. Wm. Garbitt and family have
taken up residence at Matthew Creek,
where he intends to spend the wint-
Alex. Taylor of the Taylor Lumber
company, returned on Sunday from
Klko, where he hnB been on a business trip.
The townspeople have turned out
in force fixing up a skating rink
which will be greatly appreciated by
the many visitors.
MiBH L. Hodgson, our postmistress,
is leaving for n week's vacation at
Plnchcr Creek. Mrs. Q, James will
nttend to the post offlce during her
Mrs. H. L. Sawyer had the misfortune on Saturday last to run ft nad-
dle into her hand, it breaking ofl, it
was necessary for her to go to thej
hospital for treatment.
lng manifested
-as tree and
!th the school
a treat is in
tf the children
so carefully trained by Miss Bessie
Pye,  teacher, ard Miss Stark.
A team of horses hitched to a
sleigh and driven by Mr, Winsor,
Elko, bolted on Saturday and after
taking a run through all the principal   streets,    Wynds   and Allies oi
Tho open" door Bkatlng rink at
.•Uhuln.cr is well patronized thOBe ev-
oiuncs by the young folks. The cur-
lint; rink at Wllmer Is last near lug
Mr. .1. W. Hope who hns beon con
tined in the hospital here is fast recovering. Mrs. Hope and family
have taken the residence ol W. Dawson for the winter mouths.
On Sunday evening last Mr. Wilson,
incumbent of tlie Presbyterian church
here held service. Quite a large
congregation was present and listened to s very good discourse from
this talented young student.
Who does not believe in tbe force
of attraction ? It ls stated on good
authority thnt a certain form ot
magnetic attraction can be readily
traced between the schoolmarm's ferule nnd  the  telephone wire.
Mr.  B. G.  Hamilton, of the C.V.I.
| the late fire at Gulden. Mr. Huck-
] ham's was a partial loss, whilst Mr.
I Matheson's was complete, rendering
I his placing hla goods In a receiver's
{hands. Notwithstanding this he will
at once re-open ut a new stand.
Mi. j. McLeod, father ol 3. M.
and li, Mcl.ood, of Wilmer, died at
St. Anus, C.H., some few dnys ago
at the advanced age ot Sl years, Mr.
McLeod whs one ot the loading clU*
ions of St. Anus, anil was highly re
spec ted. He was noted for his Unfailing kindness, and genuine nigh
land hospitality. The Columbian
extends Its sympathy  to his sons   in
thctr affliction.
Wc welcome to our midst a now
minister of tlio gospel in the poison
of tbo,Rev. A. S. Moore, who, ac-
COrdtUg to a Into edition of the Golden Star, has been appointed chaplain to tlu. newly formed Wilmer
curling club. While we cannot
vouch for the orthodoxy 0i Uie revet'
ond gentleman's theological tenets
we cnn assure tho good people of
Wilmer on his possessing many excellent traits of character particularly those of geniality and good temper. We look forward with much expectancy to tho opening ceremonies
of the now curling club at which his
i reverence will officiate for the     flrst
! time.
Klko,    quietly    submitted    to being here, left for Golden on Tuesday last,
caught.     There was no one 'lUrt. He was accompanied by Mr. George
Bennett, C.E., employed by the same
While a number of horses loaded
with packs belonging to Mr. A. Birnie were proceeding to Southforks on
Wednesday, and while rounding the
corner on the other side of tha government bridge, one of the animals [ed
slipped and rolled over the embank
ment, dragging another along with \ McDougall
it. Both animnls rolled down a dis
tance of fifty feet to the river bed,
Fortunately none of them wero in
company who goe6 to Winnipeg
the winter months,
Deer are very plentiful here thi-i
season, rabbits arc nlso increasing
rapidly,     This
Marysville people are not behind
where dancing is concerned. Twenty-
five of its citizens attended H. Edward's ball at the Wycliffe hotel on
Thursday last all report a lovely
A surprise party which proved moat
successful was pulled off at the Central hotel recently, those proson*
were Mrs. McOlean, Crnnbrook;
Messrs. Lee and Earl Williams, Wy-
cllffe; Mr. and Mrs. A. Taylor anl
daughter of Kimberly; Mr. and Mrs,
Tisdale, 0t St. Mary's Prairie; Mr.
and Mrs. J. Bennett and daughter of
Broadview Ranch; Mr. and Mrs. A.
Mellor, Mrs. H. L. Sawyer. Mr.      H.
°Our candy kitchen man who is also
our chemist and druggist has return-
from the coast. During his absence his place was filled by J. H.
who displayed a marked
aptitude in selling conversation
lozinges and peanuts.
a regular paradise j Webb,  Mrs
for big game hunters, etc
George Hawkes,  Mrs.   [..
[Herchmer,  Mrs.   B,  White,  Mr.      and
MrB. George James, Mr. and Mrs. J.
.1. Hormnn has started up in    tneJHorman,    Harold    Bidder,    Mr.  and
hog and chicken bUBineBB,     He has a Mrs.    -I     Little,    Mr.  JameR Miller. I
fine lot  ol   Yorkhhirc  hogfl  and    bis Mr. and   Mrs.    Louis,   and   a down I*
buff orpinxtons are "nil aecundus."      -rlendH (rom the Bulllvan mine help '
George Brown, one of our old tim-H to completc the ™rry PBrt* dan"
ers blew m on Friday last (rom Fort' m« seeme'1 t0 ne ,lh.e favorite past-
•'Sir Toby Belch" in "Tsvelfth
time, whioh was Indulged in until the
small hours Home excellent plum-
forte music was provided hy Misses
Hells Taylor nnd Nellie Handley, al-
ho Mr. Little with hin three piece orchestra,  would he hard to heat.
Poor Berry!
A celehrated comedian arranged
with his green grocer, named Berry,
to pay him quarterly. The green
grorcr, however, sent in hie account
chle and Percy Lake. Mcfver wati! long before tho money was due. The
a prospector nn 1 tins a large numher 1 romedinn In great wrath, called upon
of fnends throughout the district, i the green grocer, and, laboring under
He and Harry R. Neave built the' the Impression that his credit was
llrst two cabins m the original town doubted, snid, "I nay, here's a pretty
site of Peterborough, now Wllmer, j mull-Berry; you have sent me In
many yearn ngo. Deceased bad heen; your lull-Berry, before it Ih due*
missing for n couple of days and It | Berry. Your father, thc elder-
Is supposed thnt he went through the I Merry, would not have been auch a
Ice near the mouth of a creek, nl | goose-Berry, you need not look so
though authentic information from | black-Berry, for I don't onre a straw-
the   upper   country Ih meager.     He
Oeorge where he has been engaged
for a considerable time with a survey outfit.
Wm. Sheppard who haH been a
gueBt at thc Roynl for a considerable
Old Tinier Drowns.
The body of Peter Mcfver, an old
timer in the Columbia Valley, war
taken from the icy 'wntoi-R of Winder-
mere lake on Haturday hy Alex. Rit- j
haB a relative In Nova Scotia who
has been notified. The Interment
will likely bo at Wlndermorn cemetery.
Berry,   and    I   shan't   pay you till
Vonrs faithfully,
Our Funny Column.
Stout old  gentleman—Whnt '    Mc.
for a shave ?
Barber—Yes, sir.   ZSc. a chin, sir.
He wn:, a British workingimtn, and
he had ho many children tlial he uh-
ed to call the roll before the Hiuiday
dinner to mako eure that, tiitv worn
all there. His wife was bringing In
the steaming joint; It wan time to
begin :
"'Erbert I" he cried.
"'Ere, pa !"
'"Orace I"
'"Ere, pa I"
"'Ezekiah I"
'"Ere, pa I"
'"Enery I"
'Enery who had Inst begun to study
Latin, decided to show off hln leaning.
"Arlsum I" ho bawled.
For a few moments his father regarded hlin with baleful eyes.
"Oh, you've 'ud noma, 'ave yor ?"
he growled at Inst. "Well, you Jist
get nway, then, nn' make room for
them as ain't I"
The many friends of Mrs. Al. Pearson will regret her departure trom
our midst. Mrs. Pearson left for
Banff on Tuesday of laBt week where
she will reside for the winter. She
has left Mr. Hugh Macdonald in
charge of the local telephone olllce
A meeting of thc hockey club was
held at the telephone office on Saturday evening last. An executive com
mittee waB appointed to provide
ways and means to ascertain the
practicability of securing sufficient
water to flood thc rlnk. Officers
were alflo appointed.
Previous to his leaving Halifax for
Ottawa Premier Borden was banqueted. From papers to hand it is reported the affair wns the largest of
its kind ever held In Halifax. Seven
cabinet ministers besides the premier
were present and over seven hundred
persons attended the banquet.
At the recent preBB association
held at Calgary the British Columbia
press was rcprcs?nted by Editor
Deane of the Cranbrook Herald; Editor Ohapmnn of the Golden Star, and
Editor Foster of the Nelson Bally
News. The next meeting of the association will he held at Nelson.
The members of Columbia Masonic
lodge, Windermere, propose holding
nn at home in the lodge rooms Win
darmere oa December 2?th next. Tho
affair we understand will he most
elaborate nn.l will tnko thc form of a
first class ball, It will Ic the event
of the season In Windermere society.
The Columbian of Wllmer, B.C., la
a new paper that has come to our
desk. It is a Beven column eight page
publication of good nppcarance, and
contains much matter of InteroBt to
Its particular held. Tho local editor
and manager iB Mr. .1. H. Macdoiigall
formerly of Antigonlsh.—AntlgonlHh,
N.8., Casket.
Mr. Jas. Lambert who had charge
of the building of thc Wllmer winter
bridge hns tlnlHhed his contract and
the bridge In now open for travel.
This wlll considerably shorten the
distance from Wllmer to Gulden. Mr.
Alton, superintendent of the Horse
Thief bridge is making good progress
on the structure.
One of the best of Windermere's
strong author's stories, Mr. A. M.
Chisholm, appeared In the laat Popular Mngnnlno. It Is entitled "Bo-
low tho .Tnm," and ih fully up to
Ihe best of nny of bis pnBt Khort
HtoricH. We understand this tnlcntod
author Is engaged In writing a Btory
which will appear Hoon In book
It is regrettable tbat some of those
whom we werc wont to consider the
foremost citlmns of Wllmer and
vicinity and whoac boosting of tho
Upper Columbia thc Columbian ably
seconded have so little of gratitude
:n their make up as to actually send
what advertising they could well afford to leave with us to neighboring
papers. The Columbian has done
more in three months to ndvertlse
truthfully the possibilities of ths
Upper Columbln Valley than any
other medium. It is regrettable
this boosting to which our efforts
contributed has not been appreciated
aa it might be.
IIHIIH 11II llllllll I -H 11111111 ■■ I Mil llll *H»
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j; Order Your Turkey! |
at the
Central   Meat   Market
Our Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, and
Chickens are all Fresh Killed,
and the Best that money can buy.
Fresh Killed Meats, of all kinds,
is our Specialty. Average monthly output is 60 head of beef cattle.
All kinds of Fresh and Smoked
Fish in Stock.
A consignment of Fresh Shrewsbury Oysters will arrive next
week, with weekly shipments
until the end of the year.
Mince Meat in any quantity.
Ring Up Phone 175
Central   Meat   Market   i;
A. POLIFFE, Proprietor
*ni ii i i-n-H-n-i t iiHUi' ♦■h4i»m 'M"H'1"M m*»*h <■*>♦
Irrigation in the Fall.
Irrigation farmers in the west
must not ignore the fall, when growth ie all over and thero is no more
apparent need for water on the laud.
Experience ls teaching them that October and November should be their
busy months. It will be remembered that in the drought of the summer ot 1910, which splct failure for
many farmers in the west, the irrigation farmers of Alberta were as bad
off as the dry farmerB. In the C.P.
R. irrigation block many complained
that they could not get their share
of water, which was quite true, and
may be accounted for by the lact
that they all wanted what they could
get at the same ttnie. The facilities
of the company were not such that
they could cope with a season so exceptional and crop failures resulted,
Tn a number of sections, however,
north   of   the town ot Glelchen notably, terms were to be seen    whioh
would have been termed exceptionally
good even in an average year.    The
grain stood high and green,    while
thnt of neighboring fields was stunted and burnt.      The secret ot tbulr
success was due undoubtedly to    the
work of the farmers the previous full.
Just  before    the   "treeae-up"   they
plowed their land deeply and watered
lt almost constantly—the water then I
being   plentiful.      The   next   spring j
thore   was as   much   us twelve and |
fourteen   Inches   of latent moisture, j
which took months to become totally evaporated, and In the meantime j
the young   winter   wheat flourished, |
dn Suinrnq ean   spien ijo eqi enq*
A drought can never be foreseei. and
thc example ol those irrigation farmers of Glelchen district will ho   safe
to follow.
Plans Commission On
The appointment of a commission
to Investigate the agricultural status
of the various provinces and to ascertain their most pressing needs bo
that the agricultural grants which
tbe government intends giving will
bo expended on definite lines.- is the
comprehensive scheme which Hon.'
Martin Barrell, minister of agrieul-'
ture, is understood to be at preBent;
engaged in working out. This i
means that the new minister of agriculture Is losing no time In carry-,
ing into effect the policy outlined in
the speech from the throne with regard to the encouragement to be ex-
tended by the federal government to
scientific agriculture.
In order to preparo the way for
the granting of subsidies and to as-:
certain Just where the money can be
most effectively expenled, a commission composed of appointees of the!
federal government, will be created
to whom representations of the pro-
vlnclal governments and farming In- j
terests wlll be made.
Although no   otlicial statement aB
to the personnel   of   the comrals-jlon j
has been given out, it is Intimated
that Andrew Broiler, M.P. for Bui d-
as, may get the   place at Its head.
The appointment   will be an exeep-1
tionally good one aB Mr. Broder    ls ]
among the farmers deeply Interested
ln scientific agriculture.
Christmas Shopping.
I love the silent evening hour
To contemplate alone,
Sweet visions of the future rise
And days that now are gone.
I see the road that I have trod,
I way I ought to go,
And,   oh, when   balanced   with   the
My  progress has been slow.
I trace my steps for many yeara
Through childhood, youth and man,
My failures on the dizzy heights
Ambitions made me scan.
Yet upward, onward I will go,
Though elipping here and thero,
I know God's purpoHe here with man
To climb tlie golden stair.
Just sixteen dnys trom to-day will
be Christmas Day. Just think of
that . It doosn't seem long since
last Christmas, but It Is almost a
year.     Time flies doesn't it ?
The time for preparing for the celebration of the festival Is short. The
time for buying Christmas goods ls
upon us. The earlier one gets in
the better. A better selection can
be made now than later on. Besides, the goods are newer and fresher
than tbey will be in a week or two
later. The buyers who get in now
havo tbe best choice.
The habit of putting oft until next
week what can be done this week Is
to be discouraged. Don't wait until the goods have been thumbed over by the early buyers and the best
carried away or put by to be taken
later. Besides, thc salespeople will
give you better service now than
later on, because they will not be Bo
It is an anomaly of tbe gift season that while the spirit of goodwill
to all iB preached by everyone and
is supposed to leave its echo in every
heart many ol the town's hardest
worked people, the clerks in the
stores, are yearly sacrificed upon the
altar ot thoughtlessness.
Do your shopping early. Do lt
now, lf possible. There are better
goods and better service tor tbe early shopper. Make out a Ust ot the
things you want, and get them without delay.
Buy when the shopping is good.
Shop early.
The truest love can endure much
and forgive all. It never wearies, tt
novor despairs. It knows that in
the end love will bring truth. With
all ita bitter longing, it can wait
aid suffer, and It never falls, It Ib
the greatest ol all joy-bringers and
the most wonderful of educators, It
can hold one to truth with a power
that belongs to no other force. It
Is ever fresh and new like tbe morning and the flowers, and the wonder
It reveals today ls a deep below deoP
In comparison to whut seemed the
Infinite joy of yesterday.
Much Hympathy Ih folt and openly
expressed In OoMen for Mr. J. A.
Buckhnm and Mr. A. Matheson, ot
Golden, who suffered   so   severely In
it   ll.ltl.l   lllllllln,„l„lll,lllll,   ll,   ***     ,   ■'■   ,   |,||,,|1    1    ■    ....
Water Freezes and Bursts Pipes
the best thing to do then is to
for the
Plumber, Tinsmith, Steam or Hot Water Expert
Prompt Attention Given
Only First-Class Union Men Employed
Skates   Ground   and   Repaired
Plumbing Tinsmithing & Heating Co.;
<■ Phone 340
W. F. JOHNSON fit SON, Props.
Investments in Town
Lots for Profit and
(Continued Irom l'ngc U
therefore n "good buy." With regard to tliis it must ho remembered
hy investors that many towns which
are purely agricultural, and which!
nre simply deeded tu distribute tu
nnd receive from front tho Biirrouud
ing country-side, come into existence
in response to a clamant demand
which can never lie met until a rail-
road arrives, They then grow at a
very rapid rate until thoy are big
enough to adequately porforni the ne-
ceHHary functions, when, of course,
their future growth in not extraordinary, but merely iu accordance with
thc development of the whole west.
dome among tho more important ol j the plan of the particular land offer-
the older towns, of corn-He, become 0(| for aai0 haa been registered in
distributing points, not merely to the Land Titles Offlce in the same
their adjacent farms, but also to the form as offered to purchasers, and
neighboring, town.., Hnd these are de-1 unlOBS there is an Unequivocal answ*
stincd to become of more than or- Ur in the affirmative, leave the pro-
diimry importance. With regard to i i,0«ition alone. This Is tho only
these it wlll ho found, as a rule. | fl,lfe way R layman can handle titles,
that while thoir greatest proportion- PROFIT WITH BAFBTY
ato increase was during their earlier! in conclusion it is hoped that en-
stages, their real nggregate papula-. 0ugh has been written to show that
tion increase has heen larger than j investment in Canadian town-lots
over during the pnst few years. In' can ho made ns safe as any other
tholr early yenrs they doubled and | form of investment, and when one
trebled their originally very small i considers how great are tho protlts
population nt n very rapid rate, hut which go with this safety, It is hop-
now an addition of even 25 of 50, Gli t|,at the Britisher will sue that it
per cent to their prosent population | )a Very mucj, t0 ,llltJ own interest to
by practising charity, and remember*  ,Mt,M"l''l"t"M>'li"t"l 'M"I"H"H"H
ing that in the midst of life we arc i -f
in death. Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow you may never see. Today [ X
only should be considered. Manifest | X
now a kind-heartedness, benignity, | T
nnd a benevolently sympathetic atti
tude towards your fellow creatures.
Chatter and Chaff
Earnest and Facetious
J "Sunny" Jim Turner, a negro,
I was sentenced to life imprisonment
for breaking into a house, and stealing 25 cents. This ls evidently a
case of making the punishment fit
the crime. We wonder what would
have happened to tho poor wretch
had he stolen a dollar or even six
bits? "Bill" Byrd, who killed three
men, will receive a sentence of from
ten years to thc maximum penalty of
the life term. Another obvious instance of fitting the punishment to
the crime. "Sunny" Jim gets life
imprisonment for stealing a quarter,
and "Bill" (presumably not "sunny") may possibly be given a simii
ar sentence for murdering three people. Undoubtedly there is a grave
miscarriage of justice somewhere, as
lt is extremely difficult to reconcile
these two Judgments from a point of
fairness and equity. Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.
really means a much greater numeri
cal increase.
As regards there, however, the Investor can receive a good pointer
from thc railroad companies. It
these are evincing an activity towards congregating at a certain
point, ho may safely follow them,
but he should be careful that he is
following, and not taking the presumptive position ot leading. Otherwise he may lind that the railroad
companies have made other, and different, arrangements of their own.
Having satisfied himself that    thc
town under his consideration  is   destined to grow substantial.., uur in
vestor should next consider the    location of the particular property, he
contemplates    buying.     Neodless    to
say, proximity to tho centre of    the
town is a feature of prune importance.     It   is   not   contended thnt the
lots nearer the   business places    are
necessarily     the       most     valuable,
but to    decide   when    they aro not
would require an intimate knowledge
of local conditions not possible     to
people who have the Atlantic      and
half a continent between them    and
their property, and it may he stated
sb a general rule that close-in    lots
are more valuable than tbose farther out.     Indeed, there is a ratio existing between them, but the invest
or must be careful to remember that
this ratio is not a simple one—that
is to say, a lot two miles out       is
not proportionately 0f half the value
of one which is twice as close In.
As to whnt is a proper price     to
pay for a lot, that does not    come
within the scope of this article, but
the investor Bhould simply do    here
whet he would do In any other pur.
chase.     If he wanted to buy a watch
he would   most   likely see   three or
four watchmakers, and having   duly
appreciated and discounted the various merits and demerits of the several watches offered for inspection, de
termine for himself what was a pro
per price   to pay.     He   can do precisely the same with townlots.     As
in every   other   branch of trade the
law of competition regulates prices,
and by   examining   various propositions and their prices in the light   of
the foregoing he cnn fix for himself
the maximum price he can afford to
pay in order to obtain » profit.    By
comparing this figure with the price
asked he can   determine   whether he
should invest or not.
Of course, many towns have features peculiar to themselves, and it is
not often the caHe that their growth
is steady In all directions.    The in
vestor Bhould ascertain why the town
or city is   growing   In   one specified
way, and also if property situated in
other   directions   Is   In tho market,
and If so, at what price.     Manifestly   tho   more   property in nny town
their Is for sale the Blowor will    be
the   Increase   in   values,    unless, of
course, the town exhibits some special features.     Sufficient has been said
however, to enable tbo Investor    to
fix h standard of worth, wnich stan
dard he wlll, of course, modify    according to spoclnl  features of     tho
town and property  themselves,     an
these appeal to his Individual judgment. *
Tho final consideration is that     of
title.     There are numerous excellent
propositions on the market where the
plan of the subdivision has not been
registered, this being left to a later
date, but tbe investor who is   looking for safety would do well to leave
these   alone.     Indeed,    if   investors
took up the attitude that they would
touch nothing until tht legal formalities had been duly completed, there
would be a marked improvement    in
the mnrket for town lots.     It doe*
not matter how good a proposition
may be, if tbe purchaser cannot obtain a title so ns to resell, it is not
of much worth    to him.     More annoyance arises over    these questions
of title than over almost any other
aspect of these    investments.        The
mattor Ib, of course,  involved,    and
within the compass of a short nrtlc
le cannot bo fully dealt with, but If
tho agent Is   nble   to   sny thnt the
plan has beon registered, the investor may take it for granted that every question ot title has boon disposed of and that tho path is clear. Do
not,   however,   ho   misled by statements thnt u survey has heen mado,
or that   the lnnd has   boon plotted
out, or any similar evasion.     Ask lf
take a hand in tho game which is
now principally being played by the
Western Canadian himself and his
American cousin. Nothing has boon
said about original town-lot Investments, which are in a class by themselves, hut it cannot be too strongly insisted that, just as the Dominion offers the brain and muscle of
the Old Country a better opportunity than is provided elsewhere, so also does it afford the small investor
a better market for investment than
he can find anywhere else iu tho
world—a market where he can have
the fascination of exercising his own
foresight and judgment, and where
ho can iin.l substantial profit going
hand ln hand witb safety.
Only a laborer 'i who shall care Unquestionably,    modest    amiability
Whother ho livo or whether ho Uio.       and diligence are preferable to ambi-
Who    shall    pluck    from    his aching I tlous culture and cynical haughtiness
The   pain,   and   fathom   the reason
Only a laborer sent to live;
A Famous Comedy
No comedy of recent years has
equalled Richard Brinsley Sheridan's
merry masterpiece, "Tbo Rivals." In
it the pungency 0f the witty line has
always scored, and the characters
have been made famous Ijy, and have
made famous many of thV. foremost
actors and actresses on the English
and American stage. It will be te-
membered that Mrs. John-Drew, mother of the great American comodinn,
John Drew, made her greatest hit of
a long and brilliant career in the
role of "Mrs. Malaprop," the social
aspirant who invariably uses the
wrong word in the right place and
the right word In the wrong place.
Then who can ever forget that the
famous Joseph Jefferson made Bob
Acres one of his most attractive
roles, standing side by side with bis
wonderful portrait of "Rip Van
lt is this role of Bob AcreB which
will especially interest the theatregoers of Cranbrook as Mr. William
Yule, the clever legitimate comedian,
is this season appearing in it, and
will he seen at the Auditorium theatre, at an early dato in this celebrated comedy, "The Rivals." He will
be surrounded by a company of sup
erior players, and will have a sumptuous production of this old time
comedy of manners.
Political News
Sir James Whitney enterB the pro- \
vincial campaign in Ontario with 17
Conservative candidates elected by
acclamation. It looks as if t-Ur
James will he returned by an in
creased  majority.
Sir Charles Russell, when practising at the Bar, was a noted cross-
examiner, and it was a shrewd witness who could citcumvent him. On
ono occasion at least, however, the
laugh was on him hy an innocently
intended answer. He was cross-examining tt witness in regard to certain hoof prints left hy n horse on
sandy soil. "How large were tho
prints?" Rsked Sir Charles. "Were
they as large as my hand '!" holding
up his hand for the witness to see lt.
"Oh, no," replied the man they were
just ordinary-sized hoofs, sir."
creature to tell you I'll
born gets buried
Only n laborer sent to die.
Only a laborer" little use,
Sent to suffer and bear tbe rod;
Halting under the burden borne
To find a rest 'neath a ban-en sod,
Born to misery, horn to work,
Just the same in the sight of God.
Only a laborer: raise the cry;
Only one of our fellow kind;
Deal with no niggard hand today;
Help for one who has soul and mind;
Teach no lessons but those that link,
In one great   brotherhood,   all mankind.
Somo brilliant scientists of the
Carnegie Laboratory have discovered
a successful method of measuring human energy. They have invented r
wonderful instrument which actually
egisters, with unerring accuracy, the
work performed and shows precisely
the amount of vitality left. Whilst
tho result of these phenomenally in-
eresting investigations will doubtless prove a boon and a blessing to
mankind, especially in connection
with tbe correct diagnosis and treatment of mental diseases; it will have
an entirely opposite effect In the case
of slothful and apathetic persons. Cn
view of this remarkable discovery,
to plead fatigue as an excuse for neglect of duty is likely to cause tin
"boss" to adjust his Energy Measurer to your organic system to ascertain it you are speaking thi* truth or
not. Moreover the little machine
will tell him exactly how much more
energy you have in reserve.
Nature has wisely arranged matters
so tbat a man can neither pat his
own back nor kick himself. Therefore, we should be content with outside praise—when we can get it.
A hoy will eat, and a boy will drink,
And a boy will play all day,
But a boy   won't   work,   and a boy
won't think,
Because he ain't built that way.
A sociable man is one who, when
he has ten minutes to spare, goes
out and bothers the lite out of somebody who hasn't.
How much misery and degradation
! could have been successfully averted
had children been taught to heed
work as an essential to general pro
aperity. It often happens that a«in
ne parents bring up their offspring
to labor under the stupid delusion
that toil is beneath them, and ns n
matter of course, tho children (bein^
the recipients of an unlimited a
jiiount of admiration, without being
subjected to tbe slightest beneficial
admonition) thereby foster erroneous
Ideas. It behooves us to be merciful to tho young lady of today, who
spends most of her time on the sofa
reading trashy novelettes, for surely
it would he very inconsistent of nn
to suppose that she ought to permit
such utterly mundane subjects as
cookery and tho principles of domestic economy to monopolise her atten
tlon. A condescension of this kind
would he distinctly undignified und
unladylike. Poor silly nincompoops!
You are indeed most egroglously de
hiding  yourselves.
A  tule of
Who, -is Boon as it
And    thon    dwells   in the dark, the
damp and tho cold,
Yet, still it is healthy and lives    to
get old,
It sleeps, too, alone all the days   of
Its lite,
But goes out of its dwelling to look
for its wife,
its house is twelve times as large a8
the moon ^^^^^^^
But yet for its partner it never has
Now explain   me this   riddle of one
without hands,
Who has riddled   tho ground tn
number of lands; H^^
llf you cannot tell who tbis creature
oan be,
I auppose I must tell lt, good neighbor, to thee.—(An Earthworm).
Manuel Training
G. DOWNING, Manager
It is quite useless to pester na with J
scientific queries. We are told that
Atlas supported the world, but what
puzzles us is who supported Atlas V
We, of course, cannot be sure, but
we should fancy he married a rich
Somebody says that a wife ahould
he like a roasted lamb—tender and
nicely dressed. A crusty old bachelor adds: "And without sauce."
"Should old acquaintance be forgot?
Most certainly they should
When such acquaintance are not*
The slightest bit of good.
We learn from a Salt Lake City despatch that twenty Mormon Families
have arrived from New Mexico to
have their polygamous marriage ties
confirmed by the High Priests. This
is certainly a most comforting assurance, and we have reason to believe
that the Prophet (?) and his apostle?
will be kept busy. This confirmatory ceremony iB known as "sealing"
It occupies several days and is of s
highly ritualistic character. At this
annual conference the devoted husbands are "sealed" to all the additional wives thoy have managed to
secure since the last convention. It
is really refreshing, in those days of
quick divorce methods to hear of
good and generous hubbies whose
connubial bliss is s0 pronounced tbat
tbey are anxious to "seal" the contract. Good gracious: we are under
the impression that most up-to-date
snd fnshionablc men were exercised in
their minds ns to the easiest and
cheapest method of "unsealing" the
marriage tics.
In replying to the query "is the
howling of a dog at night-time a
suro sign of death;" we desire to sav
that it all depends If you're a good
brick thrower. If you are and hit
blm fair on the "coco" the first time
certain death will inevitably follow,
for the dog.
'Tis n^t the man who really toils
That, makefi the greatest row,
'Tis ho wltll nothing else to do
But to stand around the whole   day
And tell the others how.
Coal!   Coal!
C. H. Trites
General Coal Merchant
Orders taken for Coal
and delivered promptly
Phone 139   PO. Box86
The piquant, clover, and brilliant
men and women nre nil very well for
a short time, but thoy generally ascend like the traditional rockot, and
come down similar to tbe stick.
Their graceful carriage, fascinating
manners and prepossessing appearance may strike you as being unusually
beautiful. They may enthrall you
with their superb dancing and melo*
dloiiB voices, hut nftor all it is only
a momentary Infatuation. It is
not abiding. If united in the holy
bond of wedlock, the laughable pert*
ness and flippancy of such persons
would soon dogenorate Into domin
coring Irritability, and if perchance
somewhat straightened clrr.umntnnr.es
overtook them, they would convince
thoir partner of thc truthfulness of
the adage which says:—"When poverty enters the door, love (?) files
out of the window," This Is not
the case, however, with Bimplo, home
ly, steady nnd progressive people,
'for they are infinitely more philosophical nnd discreet, notwithstanding
thc fnct that they are unceremonl-
, ously    pooh-poohed   by ignoramuses.
A mother of five starving children
(whoso husband had deserted her)
wns recently arrested in Minneapolis
for stealing (?) somo wheat screen
Inge—Which she had scraped together
with her own hands—from an   emptv
itraln    car   After    a   few
hurried instructions to tho servants,
and giving her children a good-night-
kiss, a lady (laughing gaily, and be-
comlngly attired In expensive furs)
steps daintily into a taxi and, in
compnny with her escort, Is rapidly
whirred to the opera for an evenings
amusement. .fust at tho same tno-
mi-nt, a couple of blocks away, n
poorly clad, wizened-faced women,
emerges from a poverty-stricken
tenement and scurries acrosH the
trnnks of the railroad yards—castln •
furtive glances, ever and anon, to
the right and left—to steal (?) ft 'ew
crumbs for her famishing offspring...
  Hindi Incidents nre of dally
occurrence in our largo cities. Both
women are alike in the sight of Almighty Ood, and neither can claim
mora than six foot of earth, when the
icy hand of denth tonchqfl them. The
grave receives nil with equal friend-
linens and dissolves the distinctions
made in th's trnnsltlonnry life. Let
therefore, do    what
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concerned    they not only carried on
the work but extended it.
This branch of education was then
taken up by the education department and included in the curriculum.
Not only is a grant paid towards
the teacher's salary, but in all places introducing the work, the initial
expense of the necessary trenches aod
tools, fittings, etc., is paid by the
government to the extent of three-
quarters of the total outlay, providing a suitable room is supplied.
The following table will show how
the work ia progressing ln thiB province :
Victoria, number of centres 6, giv
ing accommodation for   1440 boys.*
Vancouver, numher of centres 10,
giving accommodation for 2400 boys,
5 new centres at present under construction.
New Westminster, number of centres
1, giving accommodation for 24C
boys; 1 new centre under construction.
Nelson, number of centres 1, giving
accommodation for   240 boys.
The opening of centres is under
consideration by the tollowing :
North Vancouver, South Vancouver,
Nanaimo, Revelstoke.
It la anticipated that there will be
about thirty centres tn operation in
various parts of the province by midsummer   1912.
Corresponding to the Manual
Training for hoys, domestic science
Is taught to the girls in Victoria und
Vancouver. Great strides nave hi en
made in this branch of -*duca:lon
throughout Canada since its introduction eleven years ago, uut still
we are behind the older countries in
thiB respect, especially Germ ■■my,
Great Britain and the United Btates, where the principle of learning 'by
doing is developed largely from the
kindergarten to the higher school
and where the principle of vocational
training and technical training is
taking a prominent place.
Page upon Page might be filled with
newspaper and magazine articles
bearing upon the subject, but perhaps the following will serve our
purpose equally well:
Victoria Colonist 30th Sept., 190B
—There are many things in a Bchoo.
system which cannot be shown in an
exhibition, but what was displayed
at the recent exhibition was In the
highest degree creditable both to
scholars and teachers. No one wbo
saw the color work, the sewing, in
the work of the manual training
school or the domestic science exhibit will believe that any boy or girl
;n Victoria will in the years to come
look upon manual labor as in any
way beneath the dignity of lhe most
cultured man or woman. This ln
itself Is a most valuable lesson, ln
our new country thc greater purt oi
the work must be done by skillful
hands and strong bodies, livery
where the country is watting for in
telligent and capable laborers. In
the forests, in the mines and on tbt
farms workers are wanted. On thia
island, before another generation h*
passed, there may be many industri
es. It is a great thing tbat whip
the future men and women of (Jntisl
Columbia are filling their minds witl
food for thought they arc, tit thi
same time, acquiring a rudimentar>
knowledge of design and are li'ftvnlni
to use tools.
The manual training teachers d.
not try to make carpenters o! th
hoys who so skilfully showed theii
ability to make thc various u'ticle:
prescribed tn their count, durine e\
hibltlon week, but thoy do teach
thorn htfw to use their brains, tbe'i
eyes and their hands. Whatever occupation these boys .nay enter upon
In after life, this training ./.ll stand
them   in good   stead,     Even frhotild
Under New Management
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your Parcels to
J. Manning
to be Parcelled,  Ready for Mailing.   You
may not have a box or paper or twine.
During the Holiday, Season, bring all
your parcels to J. Manning's Store. We
will parcel them free of charge.
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t Silverware -
18-47 Rogers
Carving Sets
Pocket Knives
Safety Razors
ij A large variety to
pick  from
J. D. McBride
Cranbrook, B. C.
+   Phone 5
Box 195   J
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Beginning December 1st we will do "Rough Dry
Work" Once a Week.   Call up 55 for particulars
many of them moke their HvoHhoud
in callings not roimring ■..•.'■.uuncal
skill thoy will fin 1 ttia ability t>
make things a snnrco of profit anl
pleasure In their homos, Thnl in
the short conrtic tlto lads havo iieei,
aide to do mo much nhofffl tho advisability of extending it. 'Phone hoys
who hIiow apodal mecbaniril nbltr.y
ought to have thu opportunity . f going on with tholr work. Muny hoys
who now leave school »n tuio'l aa
thoy havo gained their ont rouse r«i«
titW'j.tr would remain at Hchoot ii a
course could ho dovised in which ibey
could gain » knowledge ot some trade
while thoy worn completing their i«tu-
dioH in inn l-,.1 tige or mathematics. We
havo now a commercial courtic.  Will i
    __     it not ho possible in tho 'near future'
wo poHHlhlyjfor those who desire to do so to ob I
cnn to alleviate   suffering   humanity I tain a technical education ?
We are now ready to do   ull kinds ot  Laundry work quickly
and by the moet aproved and sanitary methods.
Laundry promptly Called
for and Delivered
InHpertlon by the (Srnnral I'ubllc Invited at any tim*.
Watch for the Announcement
of our Formal Opening Day
to the Ladies of Cranbrook
Free Mending for all Gentlemen's apparel
GENTLEMEN!      Don't   Forget   we   sew
your buttons on FREE
We  have added a  Night Watchman to our force
to protect our Customers from damage or loss by fire
Give us a trial        I'hone 55
©he yvoapcctov, ©rmtbvooh, $* Gt
L.fg*! ESTABLISHED   1895
Published Every Saturday   Morning at Cranbrook. B.C.
F. M. Christian, Manager.
A. B. Grace,   Editor.
Subscription rate, if paid in advance,   11.50.
Subscription rate, if charged on books,   $2.00.
Postage tu American, European and  other foreign couutries,   5m cents   a
year  extra.
ADVERTISEMENTS—Advertising rates furnished on application. No
advertisements but those of a reputable character will be accepted for
ADVERTISERS AND SUBSCRIBERS—Unless notice to the contrary
is given to local manager advertisement** and subscriptions will be kept
running and charged up against their account.
lTth Year
House of Commons
An act tu amend thc Railway Act
has past its linal reading in the
House of Commons, and reads as
His Majesty, by and with the advice and consent uf the Senate aul
House of Commons of Canada. enacts as follows :—
1. Subsection d of sectiou 254 of
Thc Railway Act, chapter 37 of the
Revised Statutes, 1906, and section
5 of chapter 50 nf the statutes of
1910, are repealed, and the following
is enacted as subsection i tit section
254 of The Railway Act .—
"3, Such fences, gates and cattle
guards shall be suitable and suttici
ent to prevent cattle and other animals from getting on the railway-
lands, and the style, construction,
material and dinunaiona of such cattle guards shall, before tbe first day
of April, one thousand nine hundred
and twelve, be submitted to the
Board and receive its approval,"
2. Section 8 of chapter 50 of the
statutes of 1910 Is repenled, and the
tollowing is enacted aB subsection 4
of Bection   204 of The Railway Act
"4. When any horses, sheep, swine
or other cattle at laree, whether upon the highway or not, get upon the
property of the company, and by re;
son thereof damage is caused to or
by such animal, the party suffering
such damage shall, except in the cases otherwise provided for by the next
following section, he entitled to re
cover tbe amount of such damage a
gainst the company in any section,
be entitled to recover the amount of
such damage against the company in
any action in nny court of competent
jurisdiction, unless the company establishes that such animal so got
upon thc property of the company
without thc negligence or the company or the omission of any duty
binding on the company under this
An Act concerning the payment of
salaries or wages of employees of
railway companies.
His Majesty, by and with the advice nnd consent of the Senate and
House of Commons of Canada, en
acts ns follows :—
1, Section 259 of The Railway
Act Is amended by adding thereto
tlie following subsection ■-—
"3. The salary or wages of every
person employed tn the. operation,
mnintennnce or equipment of any
railway company to which the Parliament of Canada has granted nld
by means nf subsidy nr guarantee,
shall he paid not loss frequently than
once in onch two weeks during the
term of employment of such person."
The World's Fair
The interesting work that has been
going on in connection with the a
bove by the various ladies of the
Christ Church Cuild aud friends terminated in a very successful way at
the Auditorium last Wednesday even
All through the morning and utter
noon the ladies had been busy decorating and building the various booths
that when they were completed furnished a very attractive spectacle.
These had been placed around the
aides of the hall leaving the centre
of the auditorium free for seats to
accommodate the visiting friends to
hear and see the entertainment that
had been provided.
The following is H list of the stalls
and the attendants .
Mesdames     Hoggarth.     Morns,     and
Mesdames   Haslam,     Campbell   and
Mesdames Gurd, and  Small and  MiSS
Mesdames P.  Wilson and  Nelson   aud
Miss Brown, assisted by   lateral other young ladies of the ch irch
Mrs.   Erickson.  Misses Williams,  t'al-
braith,  Erickson  and  Woodland
Mrs. Benedict
Mesdames Thompson    and  Woodland,
and Miss Wryckman
The    entertainment    provided    -vas
well enjoyed and many were the congratulations showered  upon the performers.
Dance by Masters Hoggartn and
Gypsy dance by Miss M. Small in
Song by Mrs. (). Stephenson, accompanied by Miss Rumsey.
A pleasant piece, more nfter the
manner of a short piny was given,
parti* being taken by Mr. and Mrs.
Bremner, Mr. A. Raworth. Mr. Darling, Mrs. Patterson and Mrs. Bine-
Recitation by Mr. Darling.
Dance by Miss Rumsey.
he yet  believed  that  at  no  very   far
distant date it would become    com- '
pulsory to have all cattle tested   for
Mr.   Clark   took   up   tbe question
more    particularly of   soils showing
from the coarse   sand    to the    clay j
soil how the same was tpund aud the
beat means of cultivation    to retaiu j
the moisture aad get the best results
also the mulching of small fruits and
how to protect them from the    cold |
weather.     The speaker dwelt at length that the hilling of potatoes in a I
dry region without irrigation was a
mistake, it being better to cultivate
the land good especially after a rain. |
The meeting was very successful iu
many ways, many of the members
askiug question that were ably answered to the education of all present.
A vote of thanks was eitcnded to
the speakers to which Dr. Halton replied.
The meeting afterwards transacted
its usual husiness and the following
officers were elected for ihe ensuing
Pres.- J. H. McClure.
Vice-Pres.—B.   Palmer.
Sec—S. Macdonald.
Directors—H. H. McClure, W. Hamilton, J. Levett. W. B. Bush, D J.
Auditors—W, P Macdonald, Q
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;!Auditorium Theatre;
William Guerard, Proprietor
The Cranbrook Auditorium which lias been managed under tlie joint proprietors. Messrs \V. Guerard and V. M. De Reimer, is now under the sole proprietorship  ol  Mi. \Y. Guerard.    Mr, De Reimer having sold out his entire interests to him.
Mr. Guerard desires publicly to thank the People <>f Cranbrook and District
tm their past patronage and by enterprise and many improvements to merit a continuance thereof in a an even greater measure in the future,
There are certain additions that Mt. Guerard contemplates which will place
the Auditorium in the front ranks ol Moving Picture Shows of any city in the West.
Board of Trade Meeting
A meeting of thc Board of Trade
was held on Tuesday evening in the
committee rooms of the Oranbrook
R. T. Brymner, president, occupied
the chair.
The committee who were appointed
to Investigate a demonstration orchard, reported that In consultation
with Mr. Middleton, they had selected lands owned hy Mr, .T. Urault, located south of (.'rnnbrook. The report of tbe committee was accepted.
The committee appointed to inspect
and select n site tor a recreation
park cave a list ol places inspected,
and recommended a site east of the
government building, containing
some thirty lots. The report of this
committee waB accepted, and Messrs.
Fink, Curd -,nd Cock, were appointed
to act with n committee of the city
council, to interview the townsite
compnny and secure an option for
the purchase of ttie land.
Ei,*Mayor Kink said "that he hnd
learned that it was contemplated hy
the C.P.R. to operate the new hranch
line, now heing completed, from Calloway to Baynes Lake, from F«mie.
Messrs. Kink, McNabb and Brymner
werc appointed a committee to wait
upon the O.P.R. official with the object of operating the ime from Cranbrook,
The publicity Committee reported
that preparations had bepn completed for the publishing of a descriptive
pamphlet., with engravings of interest to the district. It was decided
to have ten thousand copies printed,
and the committee was instructed to
secure prices on some.
A lengthy discussion then took
place on the requirements of the district This mntter waB fully gone
into, Rnd n motif on made, that the
provincial government, should extend
Armstrong Avenue, from the city limits, a mile south, for the accommodation of settlers in that vicinity.
The Rstliriut.es which were presented
to tho provincial government, by
Road Superintendent Rend, was -11,.-
r.UHBcd, and J. P. Kink, secretary of
the Cranhrook Conservative- Assoeifl
tion stated thnt »n appropriation "f
1X98,000 would be asked tor.
It was also recommended that
Lumsden Avnuo be extended nn tar
south as tho demonstration orchard.
Matters of Importance In relation
to tbe coat of mnlntflnance of the
sewerage aystem wao dlncuflsed.
Independent Order nf Foresters
Court Wild Horse No. 266 met
Thursday evening nnd elected the following officers for   1912 :
N.   H. Houston,  H.C.D.
\V. F. McFarlane, CR.
P. Wells, V.C.R.
Mrs. I. Baxter, r-.c.R.
Mrs. W. Doran, Chaplain.
Mrs. W. Hayward, R.R.
B.  Palmer, F.8.
0. Udds, T.
N.  H,  Houston, Organist.
Mrs. Hmoke, S.W,
Mrs. F. Turpin, J.W.
F. Turpin, a.B.
H. Conley, J.B.
Will Lecture to Women
Dr. Krnest Hall, the well known
physician and surgeon, of Victoria,
will be In Cranbrook on Monday,
December llth, wben he will deliver
a lecture in tbe Methodist Church at
2  p.m.. to  women only.
Kootenay Central
Hteel  laying continues, nnd It      Is
expected  that  the track  will be laid
to Fort Hteele some time next week.
The brldce trang Is rnn'rune prepnra-
' tlons    for    the    construction  of   the
bridtre   across    the    Kootenay    near
' Wasa.
Farmers Institute Meeting
( A meeting of the Farmer's Institute
, was held last Wednesday evening   in
the Reading Room of the gymna.-ium
ThPre was  in attendance  the largest
gathering oi members ever yet Heen.
I In   the  absence of  the  president,   J.
H.  McClure presided.
Two government speaker--. Dr. Hal*
; ton and Mr. C. C, Clark bad come to
i give  lectures  Dr.  Halton  taking   for
his subject "Tuberculosis" find Mr.
: Clark "Dry Farming."
Dr. Halton proved conclusively bow
1 the humnn family wan affected by
| using the milk taken from cattle af
| fected   by  thfl dread  disease  tUberodl-
obIh and how even hogs fed on BUCh
;mllk contracted the disease. he
j went on to «ny that, when the animal
was In Its first stages and the meat
! properly cooked the meat was good
| for food; but, when the animal wai
! in a more advanced stnee It was far
better to burn thn whole carcass.
When the rattle wns housed for the
| winter   it   was   absolutely necessary
(or the buildings to bo woll lighted,
iflnd    ventilated,    if  this is faithfully
followed It would    do much to keep
down the disease    and the spreading
of same.
| Tim doctor stated that though he
i had teally no authority for so flaying
Story of "The Rival"
At the rise ot the curtain on the
first act, uo speedily discover      that ;
Lydia is madly In love with Captain |
Absolute,  whom sbt- believes to      be !
humble "Ensign Beverly." Mix. Mai-1
aprop,    Lydia's    aunt and  chaperon.
however, attempts   to   nip this love
episode m the bud by locking up Ly- |
din a* soon a8 she learns from Lucy,
the  maid,   the  true    state  ol attain.
She promptly tells hei  fair and flirtatious mece  :n  plain (but  one can-
no: Bay unadulterated 1 English that -
a poor, if handsome, ensign can find
no place in  their    family       Another
husband bas  been  selected for    Miss |
Languish      Of   course    the love-lorn >
j Lydia rebels at this, bat all in vain.
, Mrs. Malaprop. though a trifle ad- |
vanced in years, is not averse to a
little romance herself, and is carrying cn a can d lea tine correspondence
with Sir Lucius OTrlgser. he believing that his correspondent is      none
other than Lydia Languish herself.
Sir Anthony Absolut? getting word
that his son is interested in a young
lady at Bath, comes to that place,
to inform his heir that he has picked out a.'bride for him. The young
man protests that his affections are
already placed, but that only strengthens Sir Anthony's determination
to marry him off as he ha? decided.
To the surprise nnd delight of Cap- j
tain Absolute he discovers that the
lady his father has selected for him '
is his inamorata. He floes not,
however; appraise his father of this
fact, and his pleasure in the knowled-
go is somewhat lessened hy the quan- '
clary in which he finds himself. Here
he is in love with and bound to
marry, by his father's command, Miss
Lydia Languish, who loves him, but
who believes him to be someone else,
and who will not accept him lf she
knows him to be himself and a man
of wealth. His fears as to'his ladyloves' attitude towards bim when she
discovers the truth are verified all
too soon, for, when his father drags
him before her and .presents him under his proper name, she repudiates
him completely.
In the meantime, Bob Acres, who
has been pressing hiB suit with the
charming heroine, discovers that he
has a rival for her affections, and
that said rival is "Ensign Beverly"
Under the malign influence and direction of the scheming Sir Lucius
O'Trigger, the really timid ActeB la
induced to challenge Beverly to a
duel with pistols. Just as the details of the duel are arranged, Captain Absolute happens In nn.l learns
with much amusement the farce a-
hout to he enacted. With great
=how of friendship tor Bob, he generously offers to carry the challenge
himself to "Beverly," whom Acres
hns never met.
The scene of the duelling grounds
is perhnps one of the funniest ever
presented, either in literature or on
the stage, for it shows Bob Acres,
the country bumpkin, terror-stricken,
yet buoyed up to a certain show of
bravado by the wily Sir Lucius, who,
while spurring on his victim, describes to him "n snug lying-in place in
the Abbey." When Captain Absolute arrives, accompanied by his second, Frauklnnd, and Acres learns
that the Ensign and the Captain are
one and thc same person, he welcomes thnt ns an excuse tn refuse to
light, This refusal does not meet
with Sir Lucius O'Trlgger'fl tlery
temper, as he has been itching to
Indulge fn a little pistol or sword
play; therefore, when his principal
fails to fight, he promptly takes the
duet upon his own shoulders and
challenges Captain Absolute to n
bout then and there. They draw
Hwords nnd are about to fall to,
when Hir Anthony Absolute, accompanied bv Mrs. Malaprop and Lydia,
rush upon the scene and explanations
ensue, which Insuren ojiappy ending
for one and all.
Trades and Labor Council
A meeting was held In tho city
hand room on Wednesday night for
th« purpoae of considering tho advisability nf forming a trades and labour council In this city. The gathering waa tho most cosmopolitan ol
Its kind that hns ever been held locally and was remarkable for the
earnostneefl displayed among those
present, were representative of three
railway labor unlens also the bar-
hero, bartenderr.    and    typographical
Wm. Yule & Co
In Richard Brinslcy Sheridan's Brilliant Comedy
Wednesday Night, December 13th
And Shakespeare s Greateft- Comedy
Thursday Night, December 14th
Seats on Sale at Beattie-Murphy's Drug Store
PRICES:   $1.00, 75c and 50c.    Children 25c
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Church, who made a moBt interesting
address which was well received hy
ail present, it is evident that any
movement having (or its ohject the
unions. The clergy were represented
by the Rev. C. 0. Main of Knox
uplifting of thc community, will have
Mr. Main's hearty support.
The meeting was called to order by
Mr. W. P. Macdonald, who ably explained the objects, etc., of the proposed institution and after considerable discussion lasting over an hour,
a motion was unanimously adopted,
calling for the immediate establishment of a trades and labour council
in Cranbrook.
A goodly number of transfer men
and teamsters were present, together
wllh representatives of the retail
clcrkB. It Is understood that hoth
these classes of labor will soon be
organized and thus be eligible for admittance to the trades and labour
The next meeting will he held in
the band room on Wednesday, January 3rd, 1912, necdleBS to say the
door will be open to anyone who
chooses to avail themselves of the
opportunity ot attendance.
Ancient Order of Foresters
The neit meeting of tho local court
will he held in tho Carmcn'B Hall on
Thursday, December 14tb, A large
attendance Is anticipated by the executive owing to the Intense interest
manifested In thc coming celebration
in the auditorium on December 28th
next. Ho that the huslnoBS of the
evening will be dispensed with before
the midnight hour, thc Chief Hanger
wishes it to be distinctly understood
that he will open up at 8 p.m.
sharp. Those members of tbc hunting party who were delegated to the
"chase" during the past week for the
purpose of securing the necessary
stag's heads, will kindly give tlle
secretary a detailed liat nl their cap
Hires before Wednesday next, tn order
to avoid confusion In thc court room
on Thursday evening.
trigger twice. The weapon was partially loaded but the hammer happened to hit two empty chambers.
Oil For Main Line Engines Next
Chance Saved Browning's Life
That Oscar Garrison but lor the
fact that his revolver failed to discharge when he pulled the trigger
twice with tin- muzzle against the
stomnch of Hamlul Drowning of Al-
drldgc, near Moyic, would be In jail
now on a capital count is the contention of the police who arrested
tho accused on a charge of attempted murder. Garrison ls in the provincial Jnll at Nelson having been
committed Iiy J. P. Fnrroll, Justice
of thfl peace nt Moyle.
It In snld that Harrison waa din
charged by Mr. Drowning who Is a
null-contractor In a logging ramp at
Ahlrldge, and that after spending
ttie proceeds ol his pay check he returned to the camp, For several
days, It Is alleged he stayed around
the boarding houso nt the comp do-
lng no work, ft is charged thnt after a dispute with Mr. Browning he
went to his bunk obtained the revolver nnd deliberately attempted to
shoot the subcontractor. It Ib alleged that lie placed the gun at Mr.
Browning's   stomach and   pulled tbc
Vancouver, B.C.—Vice-PreBidcnt G.
Bury of the C.P.R. is here to decide
what plans for next year's improvements on lines throughout British
Columbia will be laid before the
board at Montreal next month. He
says that the company will do more
work in the province next year than
in any previous year. He declares
there will be no shortage of coal in
the prairies.
"There was eighty per cent more
coal brought in via Lake Superior
ports than ever before and there ls
no danger of the people of the prairies running Bhort of fuel this winter. The railroad spent over $1,-
500,000 by sending Pittsburg coal as
far west as the mountains for its
own use, so that wben the Crow's
Nest mines open up again the total
output may go to tbe people. This
was done so that there might be no
possibility of a coal famine.
Regarding tho report tbat tbe C.
P.R. Is planning to put oil-burning
locomotives on part of Its lines, Mr.
Bury said, "PlanB have been made
looking to the use of oil as fuel on
all locomotives running between
Kamloops and Laggan. Oil will be
a more expensive fuel, but wc are
actuated in making the change, flrst,
to lessen the labor of firemen, and
next to aid In the conservation ot
the timber along the line ol tbe
timber along the line ot the railway.
We hope to have the necessary tanks
erected at once, nnd the engines converted by next spring."
United States Lumber
The action of the Minister ot Customs In respect to the Interpretation
of the customs regulations, whereby
the dumping of American lumber upon the Canadian market was facilitated, can he easily defended and it
Is not, ob has heen alleged, a concession to a British Columbia lumber
combine. The lumbermen of this
province have asked squarely for an
imposition ot a duty on lumher, and
pending the imposition of such a tax
for a change in the interpretation ot
tbe law should he made. The latter part of the request has been com.
plied with, and tho only difference ls
that, whereas tho law has hitherto
been interpreted favorably to thc
United Hint™ mills, It will hereafter
not he so Interpreted. The government haH not beon playing into the
bands ut iy combine but has only
boon extending (air play to Canadian
consumers. When It Is rcmomboi-ed
that, during Ave months of lllll no
lens thnn 160,000,000 Biiporfki il foot
of Unitod States lumber waB .iM'ipod
Into Ihe l'rulrln Provinces, nn-1 that
j British Oolumbla mills were in eon-
HO'iuence unable to And a markot for
j their product, it. will he conceded
'that It was high time something -'as
done.—Victoria Colonist.
Helping our Town
"There is so much bad in the best
' of us, and so much good in the worst
I of us, that it hardly behooves any of
1 us, to talk about the rest of us."
i These few words carry with them
quite a lesson if wo would hut prop-
\ erly consider them. Do not be a
j chronic fault finder, continually reg-
; istering objections to this, that   and
the other thing.
!    If you have a legitimate kick, file
j it; but don't go around looking   for
Man who is forever casting about
in hope of discovering something that
is not exactly right will probably
find more or less at which he can
grumble, hut In doing Bo ho fallB to
bring about a remedy.
This applies to every walk of lite,
and particularly ln the conduct ot a
city. If you are not satisfied with
the manner in which your city is being conducted, the remedy lies at the
There are always plenty of good
men willing to take on the responsibility ot "running the government,"
and you can do your Bharc towards
getting tbem into office. II they
show ability, keep them there, and
what is more, help them to make
good by doing everything In your
power to old them In producing the
right sort of government. There Is
much in our town for wblch all the
people should be thankful, one of
which they should be proud.
lf a relative comes to sec you, tell
him what a line placo it is. Do not
lay BtroBB on what a city this would
bnve been if bo and bo hadn't hap
pened, or if so and so hadn't been
elected, or if so anil so could be
done with the Industries and various
lines of business conducted within the
Bhow every stranger yon are happy and contented as indeed you
should rightly be, and If you possess
It, you wlll soon find that "sour
grapes" feeling wearing ofl, and you
will he In a position to meet and
greet your follow man and be welcomed by him, Instead of avoided
more or less as ls the cuse at the
present time.
Cheerfully point out to your fellow
man tbat you at least have confidence In the future ot our town no matter what happens to he elected, and
thc first thing you know you will
find others preaching the same doctrine, and the result will he astonishing.
Ol course It's easier to kick tor
somo people, because they're used to
it. but they cnn lie lifted out of the
rut, nnd It will he a task worth
while. Home people never Bmlle,
having heen told In their early youth
of tho ...ni danger of lockjaw.
'I n luture of any city depends en
tiicly upon its own people, not th"
ones who live In othor places, and
our town ten years notice will be exactly what Its people mnko It. You
cnn do your share, and should do It.
Let all get well Into the campaign
before the beginning of the new
Bowling League Standing to Date
Won Lost P.C.
Baker Street South   3 0 1000
Tigers    2 0 1000
0. P. R.  Shops   2 1 667
Ramblers   - ,*„., 2 1 667
C. P. R. Office   1 2 333
Block   88     1 2 333
Professionals   0 2 000
Sharks    0 3 000
Dec. 1, 1911.—Ramblers won from
Sharks 2-1 In a very Interesting
Cash    122  123  177
Porter     138   169   180
J. Turnley     119   105  114
Teet     140  218  180
E. Turnley    104   171   110
623  781   711
!   Sharka-
| McCallum   127 167 124
Kelly   95 180 136
Grieves   98 142 108
Garrett   101 147 121
Crooks  145 161 122
5C6  787   605
Dec.   4.—Shops   vs.    Baker   Street
Tyler     124 128 113
Snnnkland     163 133 138
Brown     136 163 176
Sinclair      167 192 164
Bathie      138 164 121
720 770 711
Baker St. South—
Pye     146 113 164
W. L. Johnston     162 179 157
Myers     179 162 112
Jones     139 183 110
Milne     132 172 166
748 809 738
Best scores made In any game ao
Baker Street won  8-0.
Dec. 6.—In a very closely contested match the C.P.R. Office won from
Block   88,   2-1.
O.P.R. Office-
Hall       135 142   164
Phillips     152 139   138
Clin    122 143  140
Topham       147 137   135
Robinson       124 136   118
680 697   695
Block   88—
Ward     102 117   117
W.  Stephen      219 157   108
0,  Bell        83 98   120
11.   Hyphen     140 183   112
Tovos      140 135   126
684 640   598
H. B. Stephens high single 219 and
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For Men Only
ERNEST  HALL,    M, D.,     >  Victoria,
'.'.   will give a Sledge  Hammer Talk,   illustrated with
lantern   slides   on   Alcohol,   Disease   and   White
il    Slavism in the   AUDITORIUM °» Monday.    ?
■ i i -
;;    December nth, at S:^o p.  in.
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TOYS. C. C. S.
J. B. King of Vancouver, was a
guest at the Cranbrook Friday.
P. Lund ol Wardner. wbb iu town
Kilby frames pictures.
Mrs. Parker Rants, of Taber. Altn.,
wbb a Cranbrook visitor Thursday.
K. E. Jonea of Kimberley spent
Sunday last in Cranbrook.
Sowing required—write Box 224, City.
Mrs. E. King of Elko was a Cranbrook visitor Monday.
R. Joyce of Elko, was in the city
All I kinds of confectionery. Cnmp-
bell A Manning.
D. A. Ayres of Moyie, waa in town
Tuesday on business.
Ice on St. Mary's Lake Is about 10
Inches thick.
Logging sleighs and outfit for sale,
cheap for casli.-Sce J. P. Fink. 49-3
Princess Patricia will lie the coming sensation in Canada.
It Is about time to begin to hear
from long lost relatives and to save
up for Christmas presents.
Japanese Oranges. Campbell &
Subscribe for tho newsy Prospector
regularly nnd tind lots of news that
iH Interesting.
Deor are very plentiful arouud
Cranbrook, and hunters are having
the best sport for yoarB.
You can get twico tho Unlit at ball
tho cost by using Tungsten lumps.
Bold hy the Empire Electric Co.
Chas. Weaver of tbo Umpire Electric Company lett for Bull River on
Monday to wire the O.P.R. buildings.
It ls reported that the C.P.R. mill
at Wardner will be moved to Bull
River in tho near future.
Sweet Brier Boiled Ham at Fink's
Pure Food Grocery.
Evan Evans, provincial mine Inspector was at Klmberly, Wednesday
on official business.
Sewing required—write Box 224, City.
Frank Cryderman died at Calgary
laat week. The deceased was a former resident of Cranbrook.
Frank McQuestlon, an old time resident of Cranbrook, came in from
Kaslo Thursday.
Logging sleighB and outfit for sale,
cheap for cash.—See J. P. Fink. 49-3
Mr. and Mrs. B. Bordwell were at
the Cranbrook Friday and left on
the afternoon train for Spokane.
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:: Through the mistake of one
: of our wholesale houses we
ii have a shipment of goods
ii in transit meant for a cus-
;; tomer in Alberta. The ship- ji
pers have asked us to take ■;
delivery at a discount, this i:
: i we have decided to do, and i
:; will enumerate some of the
< i
ii articles in next weeks Pros- :
:i pector. Christmas Goods :
ii and these will be a snap.
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,   | -Mf-MffW-far*
•   I
I F. Parks & Co.
Hardware, Stoves,
; House Furnishing Goods
!!   CRANBROOK,       -       British Columbia
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We have some cutters that we will sell for cash for the
next sixty days at cost price $45.50 tllis cutter is
well worth $65,00. Any person who plans buying a
cutter this season will make money hy looking this
stock over before buying elsewhere. This stock is limited to a tew cutters only.
The Cranbrook Trading Co., Ltd.
Cranbkook, B. C.
CCS, has Instituted a very interesting drawing contest tor thf school
children,    $8 in (old heing tlie prima
If the Cr anbrook hen «aa up to
her business she would lav more 76
cent per down eggs Just now.
Mrs, H. Li, Sawyer Of Marysville,
wbb shopping in Cranbrook Sai ii*day
Groceries For quality, price!
and prompt service try the East!
Koo*-enay Produce and Provision |
Geo. Judd, (i. G. Watson, A. 8.
Bryan and T. T. McVittie of Fori
Steele, wero in town Tuesday,
Reduce your electric light account I
by using Tungsten lamps sold by the j
Empire Electric Co.
It ts expected that the new city
hall will be ready for occupancy early in  .Iituuary.
H. B. Qilmour of Vancouver, representing the Watrous Engine Works
was in town Wednesday.
Electric Restorer for Men
Phnsnhonol resttxes every nerve In ths bad*/
gSES to ii» proper tituiun ; restore!
vim aad v.ttllty. Preuiture decay met ill sexui]
weekneu averted at once.   Fhoaplionol will
And Let Us Make
Suggestions For Your
Wc have been thinking for you for
nine months and have now a complete
stock of all the latest designs. Don't
(.nly look in onr windows but walk
right in* Should you be out of town
and cannot manage to see our stock
writ? for our catalogue, the prices,
quality, and design will compare favorably with any catalogue you might
havo received.
make yuu ■ uew men.   Price J8> box. or two fr>j
'-    Mailed tu anv addre*ii.   Th*>H«ob*»ll Drug
■s. Catharines. Ont.
Leave your orders early for Xmas
Bowers, flrst orders lirst choice.
Campbell A Mauning.
J. P. Pink, who was hunting In
the vicinity of Klko Inst week returned Tuesday with tour deer.
R. H. Hohart o! Wardner. was
transacting husiness Rt Oraubrook on
Logging sleighs and outfit for sale,
cheap for cash.—Bee J. P, Fink. 49-3
Dick Moore, Jack Roberts and H.
Swetman lett on Wednesday for a
holiday trip to Ireland.
Unloaded this week car Cutters and Sleighs. All sizes now
in stock. East Kootenay Produce and Provision House.
D. Qoiigon left on Wednesday's f.y-
er on a holiday trip to Montreal and
other eastern cities.
A. C. Bowness, Judge Wilson, C.
Pidgeon and Mr, Patrick left on Friday tor the Windermere country.
Alex. Taylor, manager ni the Taylor Lumber Company, at Kimberley,
was ln the city Saturday laBt cn
company business.
At this writing no municipal can
didates Been inclined to face the public.
W. B. McFarlane who has been at
the coast attending the Provincial
Conservative Convention returned
home Saturday last.
The MiBses Hickenbotham wish to
thank their many friends for so kindly helping to assist them in tho recent contest.
F. M. Christian waB ln miio Monday on business. He returned on
the local with a fine deer .vhi'.'h was
presented to him by a friend.
Fruits of all kinds at the East
Kootenay Produce and Provision
Christmas tree decorations, etc.,
tinsel garlands, etc. Campbell A Man
Frank B. Ham of Calgary, representing the Western Canada Flour
Mills, was in town Thursday on company business.
TOYS. C. C. S.
The Empire Electric company installed a Kohering hoist at. the new
post offlce thiB week, it is operated
by a seven horse power electric motor
H. R. Grant, Wm. Walton, R. C.
Liphardt, H. Johnson, F. C. Lowe,
A. McDougal, and T. Hcrchnior, of
Fernie, werc in town Wednesday.
Nothing pleases the children more
than a nice Xmas stocking, We
havo them from 5 cents to $1.25
each. Campbell & Manning.
Mrs. T. T. McVittie, Mrs. Morion,
Miss Galbrnith, nnd Miss Jordan, ol
Fort Steelo, woro Cranhrook visitors
E. McMann, Cory Dow, W. Rollins
and N. Royal returned Tuosday from
a hunting trip south of Elko. The
party brought in eleven deer.
TOYS. C. C. 8.
Inspector Got don of Victoria waB
ln town this week inspecting tho high
school, and was much pleased wltb
tbo progress mude.
Christian A Jones local contractors, took out four building permits
on Thursday for residences to be
built in tho city,
The poultry industry Is an important factor today, and will boar much
study, whother conducted as a side
Issuo or ns an exclusive occupation.
Tho guests of the Manitoba hotel
arc enjoying the cloan linen from tho
Cranbrook Steam laundry by sleeping Inter thnn formerly.
Mrs. Patrick wishes to thank her
many friends [or so kindly assisting
her to win the piano in thc recent
Kilby frnmes pictures—Any work
entrusted to him can bo depended upon. Tho work Is good, the prtcei
r\ J. Smyth, formerly ot Moyle,
blow In ou Thursday from Huzelton.
lie reports busy tunos iu tbe tar
,V big electric light meter bill can
!,e cut away down by the UBe ot
Tlngsten lumps, sold by the Empire
Electric Co.
Remember 15 per cent discount
for cash from now till December
23rd in our Furniture Department East Kootenay Produce
and Provision House.
Creston wo:i lour first prizes at the I
Spokane Apple Show. British Col-
umlia as a whole won 49 lirst priz- j
es. This speaks well for the fruit j
industry of the province which is
still in its infancy.
If the Prospector is meeting with
your approval, tell your neighbor.
Who la not receiving it. If it is not I
meeting your approval tell us and
It ls announced that the Rev.
FlewelUng will deliver an address at
the Men's meeting at the Y.M.C.A.
on Sunday afternoon at 4.15. The
Christ Church quartette and orchestra will be in attendance.
Get our prices on your month's
supply of groceries and see what we
ean save you on a easb quantity deal
we believe we are able to beat anything ln the country. Campbell A
Scobell's Liquor, Tobacco
and Drujc Cure fireflSUt
Alcohol, Tobscco ud Draft, It counteracts the
effects slroust lusisntlT—removes all crtruus.
Alter takinc th. ti.ttm.-it ther. wlll never beany
ated towrtnk lotoslc.au er use draft if tie. Cu
bt flfca temtly. We h»,t y.t to hear ef one
I.Uut** ■..lied under sersrst. cortr to uvtd*
dress. Price 111.00 box, or 1 he-tee for 11000. Yite
0c.MU imi c.i*. otkartsM, Oat,
Mr. DeReamer, having dissolved
his connection with the Auditorium
compuny, left on Thursday for Montreal, accompanied by Mrs DoReam-
Robert Gordon of RevelBtoke, grand
superintendent of Kootenay District
U.A.M., will visit Rocky Mountain
Chapter in Cranbrook on December
Pay caBh and get your 5 per cent,
discount this applies to every sale
of one dollar or more and ls ofl everything, except we make special
price on large quantities. Campbell
A Manning.
Wanted at once, within live miles
from Cranbrook from twenty to fifty
acres of land, improved or unimproved. Must bo reasonable, state price.
P.O. Box   352.
Kilby frames pictures—A picture on
the wall is worth two in the drawer.
Havo that picture framed you have
promised to many a time. Fifty
samples of mouldings to choose from.
Sleighs of all kinds at the
Bast Kootenay Produce and
Provision HouseT
As a preliminary to Christmas,
Fink's Pure Food window shows lots
of dainties, and do credit to a much
larger city than Cranbrook.
Big game hunting has been exceptionally good this year ln East
Kootenay. Deer being plentiful, over two hundred having been brought
in during the past month.
Ostrich fentherB cleaned and curled
by experienced curler. Orders can
be left at Nil-lock and Barker's,
Armstrong Avenue, back of St. Eugene hospital. 43-tl
Dave Howe who has boen engaged
n doing the annual assessment work
on a mineral claim, located on the
Upper St. Mary's River, returned to
Oranbrook Weduesday.
Carnations, Roses, Chrysanthcuins,
ind Violets for Xmas. Special orders
will receive special attention. Campbell A Manning.
Parlor Sets in Mahogany from
$28.00 to $55 00. They are the
best East Kootenay Produce
and Provision House
D. Burton was at Calgary attend-
ng a convocation of "Sbrlners."
"Danny" evidently wanted to see the
other fellows get what's coming to
Wc want every lady in Cranbrook
to see our new season's fruits before
buying thoir supplies for their Xmas
baking. Samples are now on display in our Pure Food Grocery Window.      Tho   Fink,   Mercantile   Co.,
■l-H-m-H-t-H-H-H-H"l-H1-i"MH I H 111
■ ■
ii What to Give for Xmas  •
A Photo
of Yourself or Family
There was a carload of pipe came
in on Thursday for the watcr main
that is heing put in at Slaterville
and work wns commenced Immediately laying same.
Sweet Brier Breakfast Bacon at
Flnk'B Pure Food Grocery.
Mrs. Johnstone, and Miss Pearl
Mather were in tho city Sunday laat
visiting their sister. Mrs. Ruby Mather, who ls ill at the St. Eugene
Ganong's Barley Sugar Toys always please the children. Campbell A
Writing Desks and Library
Tables in Mission and Oak at all
prices. East Kootenay Produce
and Provision House.
Or. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French rsfulstor; never fails. That*]
pills tr. exceedingly powerful In regulstlnf thl
geuerativa portion ol the female system. Refuse
ill cheap Imitations. Dr. de Tee', are told et
*& a box, nr three for Ilo. Mailed to any address,
Iba SeebeU Drraf Co., St. Ceth-traaee. Oat
China, China, China. Now Is* the
time to buy your Xmas gifts. Our
display Is tbe most exquisite and
best value ever brought into Cranbrook. Make your selections now
and save the last day worry. The
Fink, Mercantile Co., Ltd.
R.  Hardie, W. Heap, Holland,   T.
Hardie  J. Tall and 8. Philllpps,
of Fairmont, were at the Cranbrook \
Sunday last. The party will leave!
for the Old Country at some time';
during the week.
Delivery Sleighs at right pric- j
es at the East Kootenay Produce \
and Provision House.
Thomas Hoskin, sleeping, dining,
and parlor car agent, C.P.R,, left
last night for Lethbridge and Medicine Hat on company business.
Christmas is near and you can't do
hotter than have your suit cleaned
and pressed. Phone 157. The Cranbrook Steam and Dry Cleaning Worke
and tbey will come and fetch lt and
return lt perfect. No doubting their
work lt ls always good.
We learn with regret that Mrs. A.
E. Jonea has beon very seriously Ul
tbis laBt week necessitating the attendance of tho doctor day and night
We are In hopes that she will very
shortly be restored to her wonted
good health and strength.
A Bed Room set at $15.00 is
one of the many bargains to be
found in our Furniture Department. East Kootenay Produce
and Provision House.
R. P. Moflat will open up a Variety Store on December 15th in the
store at present occupied by Beale
and Elwell, bis stock wlll consist of
a full line of Christmas ToyB for
children, also Ladies and Gents,,
novelties, and a full line of 5, 10,
15 and 25 cent goods.
To rent, two unfurnished rooms for
housekeeping. P. 0. Box  362.
Since Mr. Harrington assumed the j
management of the Cranbrook Steam !
Dry  Cleaning Co.,  the business has'
Increased to such nn extent that    It
has been found necessary to place in
commission a covered wagon for col-
lecting   and   delivering goods.     Mr.
Harrington Is fully conversant   with I
all bran-ties nf the cleaning business!
and patrons i riving orders, can     be
assured that they .* ill rocelve prompt I
attention and quick deliuiy.
or a nice
Framed Art
Make Acceptable Xmas Gifts    ii
ii You can get both of these  :
Next to Auditorium
"       ~..A..TVST0gE.
Gold Standard
Teas and Coffee
Our whole time is devoted to your wants in the
Grocery line therefore we absolutely guarantee every
article that leaves our store.
We will thank our customers to advise us if at any
time goods are received that are not No. i quality.
Staple and Fancy Grocers
We Have an Extra Large Stock
Assorted Meats, Poultry & fish
We invite you to come in and see our Christmas Display and inspect our Stock. Our Meats
are all Government Inspected.
P.   BURNS   St  CO.
Phone 10
P. O. Box 3
BEGINNING DECEMBER llth, 1911, We will
allow 5 per cent Discount on all Cash Sales and on all
Weekly Accounts paid on the Monday following. A
Discount of 3 per cent will he allowed on all Monthly
Accounts paid in full on or before the 20th of the
month following.
These Discounts will not apply on accounts for which
Special Prices have been made.
Dr, Halton und Mr. O. C. Clark lort
on tho morning local tor Uaynes
Lako, where they will lecture in the
Bchool room on subjects suitable to
the district.
New Table Raisins, Pigs and Dates.
Campbell A Manning.
Ilritish Columbia potnlois (the
prize winners) wblch are now on exhibition In Chicago, are surprising
the natives, nnd Inquiries lor provincial literature nhnw that the Brl
tish Columbian potato has made a
I bit.
Public Guarantee
We are authorized by tbe publish
ers to guarantee tbat every person
who, during tbe month ot Itecemlor,
pays a year's subscription to tbo
Family Herald nnd Weekly Star ol
Montreal, will receive a copy ot their
valuable premium picture, entitled,
"Home Again." The Kamily Herald
and Weekly Htar'e subscription ro
cclpts In November were sixty per
cent over November, 1910, almost
entirely owing to the picture which
Is admitted hy all who have sorn it
to lie the best premium ever given
with a newspaper. Those wbo fall
to secure n copy will have themselves to blame. The Kamily Herald
nnd Weekly Star and such a beautiful
picture all for one dollar Is sucb
rare value that no person can afford
to miss It. The picture ia given
both to renewal and new subscribers
Carnations, Roses, Lily of the Valley
Hyacinths. Paper White Narcissus,
Orders must reach us not later than
the   20th Instant.
Cranbrook   Floral  Co.
Cottage Hospital
Matron:    Mrs. A. Salmon
Terms on Application
B C Egg-laying Contest
(Continued (rom Page 11
ly at least that the egg basket may
be tilled in winter as well ua iu the
summer ? In a general way we can
not do this in the fullest sen.\e of
the word, fur the reason that In cold
climates we cannot give tin? fowls
summer conditions in the winter
time. We may, however, remedy
present evils ami make a long stride
toward the desired goal by simply
getting down close to nature.     This
them at a loss, for we received no
! eggs until spring. DxpeUBe o! keeping through winter, $45; coops, $75.
In the spring built more coops and
wire fencing, which cost $95, making
the total cost of stock, coops, fencing, and feed   $300.
These chickens started laying in
March, and by December bad paid all
expenses and the wheat [or the following year, which amounted to
$110, besides grit, etc., mnking the
net earnings for the year $475. Now
my chickens pay well, for they are
laying every day, and during moult
means tbat we must closely study I ing season there are always some
the hen her habits and requirements laying to pay expenses. Ibey lay
It also'means that the foods must from twenty-four to thirty-six eggs
be so selected that tbey shall com-, per day at present, and with the
bine in proper proportion all the es-j price at 60 cents per dozen, it pays
sential elements that go to make up | expenses.
the well developed business hen.
To Stimulate Poultry
"Nothing pays like keeping hens
among your fruit trees," declared:
B. B. Cole, president of the British!
'Columbia Poultry association, who
has been visiting Nelson in the m-!
tcrests of   the   association.     "Their!
Now, I will say for feed, I dou't
quite agree with Mr. J till, for 1 tind
the better the teed, the better the
results obtained, and if you will just
think for a moment, you will easily
understand that a chicken has to
have a certain percentage of feed to
generate heat, and feed that creates
heat is fattening; eonae.tueutly, fro*-
wheat, is no good for your poultry
manure is the best there ie-wortb (or they mU3t lmV(. feed Ul kw|,
ISO a ton; and everybody knows that Wam nr they wltl uut lHy, Rnd when
the profits m eggs and pullets     are , cWckenB do not lay thev      are
immense if you go about it scientific-! abaorWng all their feed to keep warm
herefore, when you buy feed, buy
best, for the farmer can give
frozen wheat tn his cows       and
ally. This is what the Vancouver I «•
and British Columbia associations j tt]i
are working to educate the public I m,
into appreciating." k
These organizations inaugurated
the lirst egg laying contest of its
kind In America. It opened at Hastings Park on October 20, with 40
pens containing 240 bens a', told,
and will continue for one var. This
suffragette marathon is expected to
prove the   stamina and   tadustrloug-
nesB of all the principal breeds, so
that the poultrymau will kuov tuht
what he is doing when tie t-eUcts hla
stock in the future. During the
race for supremacy the hens will be
segregated from their spouses ami
be given every inducement and mod-
em improvement" to encourage them] dozen> {,
to prove their worth. The heavyweights include Duff Orpingtons, Bun"
and Barred Plymouth Rocks, Columbia, Silver Laced, Hil ver Pencilled,
Patridge and White Wyandottes.
Rhode Island RedB and \ncunas; the
lightweights, Buff, White in 1
get milk.
Now for chicken-houses. As every
oue seems to advocate open houses,
you may experiment with them ll
you care to. 1 will not, fur I am one
of those who have to be shown. In
any coop where water will freeze,
chickens will not lay. Vou try it;
(l have, and have changed my   ways.
\ Last year I wintered 125 hens and
i the least eggs I received were two
1 dozen per day. from that to five
\ dozen, so you will see that a little
j warmth will not do any harm, as
! the Hotels Cranbrook and Hoyal can
verify, for they bought them at     $1
want my advice,
have warm    coops and you will  get
I have found this a very hard ch-
| mate on chickens, especially in the
I fall, when the tirst frost comes. A-
! a rule, your chickens get a cold
| which is very hard to overcome. 1
j have experitmnted with  my   poultry
At present   British Oolumbla    i.i*-|mtn , bnve ,ounl „ ri.meJ,. wh,ch ,.
ports hundreds of thomands o! ogfts good,   „   the   chicken has not gone
7       --"71   lVaDC0UVer,ttt'0"; ri"re|too long, for then, unless it is a val
than   78,000 dozen,  so that there is
no danger of the    market   becoming
overstocked for some time to    i...e,
The first annual provincial poultrj
show will be held on January 12 to
19 in Hastings Park, and the prize
list is already out. Mr. CC.e left
last evening for Rossland .and '"rail,
where ho intends to call rtieot.ngfl of
poultry men.
Preparation a Poultryman
Should   Make For
(By A. B.  Smith, Fort Steele)
We will take llrst the buildings. No
matter the style of building used,
whether plain or fancy, one thing is
important, have it air-tight on three
sides, absolutely wind-proof; let the
openings be on one Hide only and
you will avoid draughts, and hy ho
doing avoid also tbe chief cause of
roup. If your building iH old, sheet
it up with tar paper to keep out the
wind, mid see that there arc no openings  under  tlie  wall,
After a comfortable building comes
a clean one, and if not already done,
rlcnn out all litter nnd droppings,
and, if a soil floor, as much of this
as iR loose to the depth of a couple
of Inches and replace with that much
fresh dry soil, sand if obtainable,
and at the snme time plnce for win-
tor ufle at least a waggon box full
per house of the same under cover,
to replenish ngnln at mid-winter.
Wash the roosts and nests well with
coal-oil or other insecticide, and 1
whitewash tbe whole interior, using
some crude carbolic, about a spoonful to each pall of wash.
After the house has been thus cleaned for the birds, see that, they likewise are cleaned for the house. If
not absolutely sure thnt they are (r-:'e
from vermin, better go over every
bird with insect powder of some sort
before putting them in, nntl also go
over all the old birds, if showing
any signs of scaly legs, with sulphur
ointment, after washing well with
soap and water. Do not put under
sized, anaemic, or late-hatched pullets in with a bunrh ol good ones;
they will n.it il- anything nnd only
overcrowd the othera; get rid of
them at once, Be careful not to
allow a riick bird into the house in
the tall, one suffering from a cold
may infert the whole bunch with
roup before two months Keep
plenty of litter on the noor anl
change it often; if you do not use
commercial grit, be sure and get a
supply of gravel under cover sufficient
to last till Hprmg. See to it and
get some absorbent stored before
snow comes, to scatter under the
roost nr un tho droppings-board.
And one of tbe most important,
things of all is to get on hand a;
good large simply of green fend for
winter. Nothing heats mangels;
they nre clean and easily handled, no
waste, and none of the mussine-m1
that, cabbage has towards spring.
a little attention of the above lines and common sense in feeding will
bring nny sound hock out on tbe >
right, aide of the ledger.
My    Experience   in    the;
Poultry  Husiness
(By Chan. Knooke, Mountain View1
Poultry Farm, Cranbrook)
Kor M 1 hought out Mr. Cor-
belt's stock of poultry, consisting of
three ducks and \2'.\ chickens, young!
and old, which I redueed to about
seventy-five   lor    winter,    ud   ktpt
liable bird, tlie best medicine is the
axe. There [a also a disease whereby they choke to death on account of
a gathering in the throat. We have
a remedy for that which is a sure
cure. Tbe best policy is to look after your poultry, and when it looks
like frost, close the doors, so that it
will not affect them, nnd then you
will not be bothered with colds. To
overcome catarrh is what I am ex-
perimentalng on now, and when I
overcome that, I think we can raise
chickens without loss.
Public School Report
(Continued from Page   li
Muriel  Wallinger
Claud Williams
David Watson
Walter Brunner
Delphiue Bennett
DIVISION yi.—Perfect Attendance
Kdward Barnhardt
Mary Bartlam
Nina Belanger
■lack Bow
Marion  Drummond
Mabel K Inlay
Gertrude Hopkins
Ida Johnstone
Margaret l-acey
Bruce Laurie
Gilbert Moser
EBrlcM cKinnon
Wilma Parks
Pearl Pratt
Mah Quong Him
Flossie Robinson
Palmer Rutledge
Alma Mania
Samuel  Hpeers
Everett Williamson
DIVISION VII,—Perfect Attendance
Leonard Burton
Norval Caslake
Elizabeth Chapman
Ethel Clapp
Donald  Dallas
Mortimer DeRiemer
Arthur Gill
Alfred Joliffe
Thomas Reekie
Hope -Taylor
Gordon Woodman
May Lancaster
Malcolm Belanger
Albert Hop Yuen
Raymond Brault
Samuel W. Watson
DIVISION  Vm.—Perfect   Attendanci
Alhert  Aubertin
Orner  Bernard
Vera Baxter
Ivan Bruch
Freddie BriggH
Hector Herniman
Stella Johnson
John Lancaster
James Logan
Donald Morrison
Patricia Mc.Dermot
Willie Noyce
Harry Smith
Lienors Hill
Will Succeed J. M. Lay
J,  H.  D. Renson, for the past two!
years  manfiger of the Golden  branch 1
of the Imperial bank, has    eon   ap-1
pointed   manager  of  that   banlt      at j
Nelson,   vice   J.   M, Lay, and will
leave Golden in about n week to as
sume    his   duties.      Mr   Benson haB
won   much   esteem   by    IiIh efficient
management ol the bank here and he
nnd Mrs. Benson1 will be greatly mis
Bed in social circles in Golden.     He'
will be succeeded here by Mr. Orubbc
of Wllmw
Lumbermen   Wire
(.Continued (rom Page 11
that tbe press ol Canada hnd ever
been called upon to publish. The
lumbermen's association amongst
other things, bad decidtd to mark
time and to sell through only one
office. All competition was to be
removed, and nn effort made to get
the government to put a duty on
rough lumber."
lf Mr. Knowles ean substantiate
his statements I am prepared lo !••••
up $20,01)0 to be forfeited to auy
charitable institution that may be
named by arbitrators, and I hereby
challenge Mr. Knowles to put up a
similar sum to be forfeited iu case
he fails to prove bis allegations, and
if Mr. Knowles is not prepared to
answer the challenge I demand an
apology on behalf, of the Lumber
men's association and on behalf ol
tbe members of tbe government
whom lie has aspersed and vilitied.
for what purpose ?
ln the hopes uf cntching H few Pal
try votes from selfish farmers, who
desire through pr incudes of false
economy to save I1.0Q and lose $80.
Mr, Knowles is evidently not a stu
dent of human nature or he would
know that farmers, like other men.
have a keen sense of justice and of
what Is right and what is wrong,
and they know just as well as then
representative knows that it is a
most unjust law which singles out
one great industry which produces
enormous wealth and (rom which the
whole community reaps the greatei
proportion ol the benefits, to be n
target, not only of domestic, but of
foreign competition, without any
protection whatever; whereas all oth
e; industries In Canada are protect
ed, And his plea is that the farm
ers will have to Pay a higher price
for their lumber if justice is granted
to this particular industry.
Let me ask Mr, Knowles and f»ii
Wilfrid Laurier. "How did the Liber
al party fifteen years ago obtain possession of power ?" Is it not a
fact that Sir Wilfrid button-holed the
creat manufacturers of Canada and
said to them. "My frienls, you have
not received a square deal at thf
hands of your own party, and al
though I cannot promise you on the
public plat fori;-, a full measure
protection, support me and 1 will
promise to take care of you." He
appealed to the country under ialse
pretences and the free trade flag :
protection was granted tn the leading industries of Canada, but the
lumber industry was left severely
in the cold.
For, over twelve years the 1 imber
manufacturers of British Columbia
have appealed to the late govern
ment, asking tor simple justice, fair
play, but unfortunately they were
nnt in tbe same pnsition as that occupied by thc great manufacturers in
othcr lines of business — their poor
contributions to the campaign funds
were not deemed worthy of consideration. The culprits, the founders o'
combines, were unhappily Conservatives, the fruit growers of British
Columbia were Conservatives, and
are Conservatives, consemjtntly hoth
industries were made a special mark
for tbe vengeance of tbe venal iLiber-
al government.
The introduction of reciprocity was
another indication of vengeance aimed at the chief Industries of Iritish
In the Interests of truth, to which
Mr. Knowles is presumably ft .-.tranger, I wish to say :
1. That no combine met it Calgary.
2. That the Lumber association's
meeting there did not decide to ask
the government to put a duty on
3. That they made no arrangements, either verbal or written, to
put all the lumber business of British Columbia through one office.
4. Neither was any arrangement
made whereby all competition waa to
be removed.
5. The press of Canada was cot
called upon to publish the forog ing
mis statements, aB quote i by Mr.
On the morning of the meeting alluded to R was approached hy rein rt-
ers, and told them tba. a correct account o' the deliberations would be
supplied by the secru'iry nf the association as usual. Instead of obtaining reports from tue -ec.'etfi,y,
representatives of Grit jr^ans issued
an untrue report of what took i ince
at the meeting, evidently in em.nation of their imagination, mads to
suit such members of thu opposition
as Mr. Knowles. It is truo tilt a
few strong supporters I the Laurier
government and reciprocity d .1 propose and strongly urge that we should demand protection from tbe Conservative government.
This proposal was not entertained
by one single individual Conservative
member then present nt the meeting,
and what, we did decide upon wns
that we simply suggest to the government that the law aft It *'.'iids
upon the statute hooks f-hmild l.v enforced against those who have anl
are now evading the law nud *he
ruHtoms regulations with regard to
tbe importation of foreign lumber.*]
And because the government hnu consented to simply enforce ■ li-■ law as
it stands on the statute books, Mr.
Knowles terms it, "The going down
of thf. new government under the
first pressure brought to hear upon
It by thfl lumber combine nf thn
weat," He says further "Never wni
there a more flagrant ense of nelf-
confesssd combine." _
I have challenged Mr. Knowles to
prove his assertions, nnd If he fails
to do ho the public will know what
value to place upon his charges. A
little common sense applied to a
situation of this kind may be rather
ja difficult operation (or the bonor-
jable member, but we have confidence
1 in the ordinary every day common
j sense for Canadians fur whom tbe
'process of thinking Is not a painful
Can Mr. Knowles or any other
founder of combines in imagination
tell us how it is possible to form a
combine in restraint of trade when
the markets of Canada are open to
the dumping of lumber or any othei
product from all quarters of the
globe, when that product is not pro
tected by a tariff ?
Is he awaro that at the presenl
time lumber is beiug put free ou
board cars Ln the I'nited States at
from   $7 to   $S per thousand foot".'
Is he aware that the cost of togs
alone from which this lumber is
manufactured in the Putted State*
exceeds   $.■ per thousand feet *
Is he aware that the swoin evlden
ce given by the greatest nianufactur
ers in tb LTnlted States before the
commission showed that tho net cosl
of production of lumber exceeded
$13.50 per thousand feet
Is he aware that 'bis Luiuhor Is
being    dumped     Into  Canada   by   th
hundreds of millions ,,f raot ut aboul
one half the cost of pro luctlon '
i need not ask whether be is aware
that the law baa been evaded he
knows it. He knows i u .vo bavo
approached lus late government, nsk
[ng them for many vein-, past ■
•imply enforce the law, aud that he
and bts satellites, i, tho . uu hope
of winning the fates ol the (tinner
strenuously oppod<d even tne mere
enforcement of the Ir*a or of the
lumping clause, made for the pur
pose ol protecting tho hon st Indus
ti les ol Caunds
Dooa the honorable member know
that British Columbia, the greatest
producei of lumber, is one of the
greatest customers Alberta and Saskatchewan have, that British Colum
bia imports over fifty million dollars worth of agricultural products
per annum ? Surely he must he a-
ware that if the lumber industry of
Hritish Columbia is laid in the dust
with her smokeless chimneys and he*'
silent factories she can no longer be
a valuable customer to his constituents. Does he and his kind wish to
kilt or throttle the goose that lays
thc golden eggs for the poor oppress
ed farmers on the prairie ?
Does he know or can he show any
.•nc particular instance where a farmer In the country obtains any benefit by the importation of foreign
lumber ?
Is he not aware that the consumer
pays just as much for lumber today
as he did before the American lumber was dumped on the Canadian market ?
Does Mr. Knowles forget that the
manufacturers of British Columbia
were not prosecuted as he and others of hiB kind desired ?
Has he forgotten that the retailers
who had taken the cream were prosecuted  and convicted ?
Does the honorable gentleman forget that the hooks and accounts of
many mills which were presented to
the commission for examination
showed thnt the manufacturers were
making next to no.profit?
Does he not remember the remark
of Hon. ThomaB Greenway, chairman
of tbe commission, who said, "We
have to look for other cntiseB why
the consumer pays sueh a great
price for his lumber?" Probably he
will not remember B the proofs I myself produced showing that transportation companies were at that time
receiving more than half the total
price ohtained for carrying the lumber n few hundred miles, and Mr.
Greenway said "that the matter of
transportation, was thoroughly investigated." Needless to say, that
matter was left in abeyance.
Now on hehnlf of nil the lumber
associations of BritiBh Columbia, I
say that the government is invited
to appoint a commission to thorough
lv investigate the reasons nnd the
causes why consumers bnve to pay
exorbitant prices for lumber or other necessaries required by new settlers coining Into Canada, whom we
all wish to encourage in every possible wny. It is not the desire nor
the policy of the manufacturers of
lumber to take the last ox or thc
last stove of the new settler, aa
quoted by Mr. Knowles. It is in
our interest to encourage and not to
kill the efforts of producers, whether
it. he of lumber or of agricultural
The lumbermen of British Columbia
will welcome and assist any Investigation promoted by the government
for this purpose, nnd personally I
hope once more tn meet the hnnnr-
able member from Moose .law an n
member of one more commission of
'nvestlgatton, which T trust will produce more beneficial results for the
whole of Canada than all the abortive commission-i annointed by the
late government.—Cnlgnry   Ifernld
Public Building
'The Dominion Government hns appropriated the sum of 16,716.60 for
a drill ball for Fernie.
Cranbrook should get busy and
select ,i site, nnd there is no doubt
that, n substantial amount will ho,
grunted fnr an armory or drill hall'
In  thin city, ;
To Discuss the Navy with
Great Britian
Ottawa.—Hon, .T. I). Htuon, minister of murine nnd the navnl Bor-
vlce, will lonvo fnr tSnglnnj) Immediately nfter christmnH. It Ib well
understood here that he goes to consult with tho British admiralty and
to obtain counsel ns to thfl form
which Canada's contribution to thn
Imperial navy should take.
Aldermen Hold Meeting
(Continued from l'nge   1)
municipal elections will be thc    city
ball and T, M. Roberts an returning
officer witb power to appoint a   Poll
It wan moved iiy aldermen Camft
bell and Tuylor. that J>y-Inw No. 99
lie amended.
It wns also moved that by law 100
be finally passed and adoptod. Oar
Tbe question ot repainting tire wa
kou and ladders was rolorretl to the
Ure and water committee witb power
to act.
Council1 adjourned
Cranbrook, B.C., Deo,   i,   1911.
Minutes of meeting ol tbo ITinanco
Oommitteo, held ob tho above date.
Prosonl   aldormen.
The tollowing  accounts    were  pres
enteil for pnymeut :-
Cranbrook nre dopt. pay roll.IU01.6T
t'ity   olbrlals'   salaries        306.00
Police  pay roll        360.00
Oity engineer's payroll     1101.67
Bchool board orders     2r.st.ri7
Cits clerk, sundries     n.i.nr,
Kmplre Dlectrlc Co        U.76
[fink Meroantllo Oo         wus
Benttto Murphy  Do             6.16
(V   A   Rollins        5.00
Oranbrook Trading Oo       2.2li
Cranbrook Drug aud Book Co       L.50
Oranbrook Rjxohnnge         7.00
Bnah sad Poor Factory     104.96
r  N  Parrett     imo
n   b. uini.     in.su
V Aubertoa   5.M
Ward ,4 Harris  S.76
Tho Prospector Publishing Co. 11.90
Canadian BrasB Co  CT.r.G
v. J. Porry   1.00
Oonadiun Fairbanks Co  232.30
Cranbrook   Foundry    r,.2!i
F. Parks & Co  'J5.3S
Corbln Coal nnd t'oke Co. ... 118.56
Cranhrook Bill Posting Co. ... 2.00
.1. 11. Henderson   10.00
VV.   E.   Worden    127.51
John   Halt   Engineering  Co.
Sewornt-e     703.98
J.   S.   Mennie    2.50
J.   W.   Wood     42.02
Harry  White,  Customs    181.05
C. P.  R. Freight   31.10
Havies Bros.   Electric Co.  ... 98.20
llcattic, Murphy Co  3.40
Crnnbrook Drug A Book Co. . 3.25
Crnnbrook Electric Light   8.35
Cran'k Co-operative Stores ... 8.00
Cranbrook  Mash & Door Factory   47.09
R. C.  Carr    3.80
Empire Electric Co  7.75
N. I. Harrison   41.15
King Lumber Mills, Ltd  130.43
The Manitoha   Iron A Bridge
Works Ltd  117.50
J. D. McBride   39.33
J.  A. Macdonald,  city livery 25.CO
T.  N, Parrett   21.60
T.  N.  Parrett   12.60
F. Parks & Company   26.05
F. J. Perry   9.40
F,  Wallis  Stoddart   1265.33
W.  E. Worden   70.18
Red Wing Sewer Pipe Co  187.73
Sewerage pay-roll    2894
I.- rr bread     MS
mtt bettepbrca^
The Fink  Mercantile Company
HOTEL. g«««>~ok,
Is a large and attractive hotel ol superior
elegance in all its appointments, with a
cuisine of superior excellence, Railway
men, Lumbermen and Miners  all  go  to
The   Wentworth ii
J. MoTAVISH    -   Proprietor    !!
Sewerage Work
Oranbrook, Dec.   4,   1911.
The Mayoi' and Aldermen of the
City of Cranbrook,
Cranbrook, B.C.
Report for the month ending 30th
November,   1911.
We have the honor of submitting
to you our report on the progress o!
the construction of the sewer and
sewer disposal works for your city
for the month of November.
Sewer a.—Owing to the Bevere weather condlt ons prevailing, work waa
greatly handicapped during tbe
month, and the men worked on the
construction of the sewers on only
22.5 dayB of the month. The main
outfall sewer waB carried on another
175 feet, and portions of the sewer in
north and south Baker lanea were also laid.
The following is a vote ol the average number of men employed during the month, along with tlie length
of sewer pipe laid :—-
4 -days ending   4th November	
72.04 220 IC  in.
3.5 dayB ending   llth November	
' 41.10 110 10 In.
4 days ending   Uth November	
29.50 150 10 in.
Week ending   25th November	
35.50 40 15  in.
E> days ending   30 November	
33.00 135 10 In.
115 10 in.
Average number of men   42.
Length of   15 in. sewer pipe laid 175
Length of   10 in. sewer pipe laid 805
Total length of sitwer pipe laid... 980
It mny he well to point out that
the construction of the sewers on
north and south Baker lanes is, on
account of cold weather, running over the estimates, but we are puahing
on with this part of the work as we
mderstand that the council are anxious to have Baker street sewered
this year.
Disposal  Works.—No work of   any
note   was done    in  connection  with
these works Inst month.
Yours truly,
The  John Gait Engineering Co.
Per Geo. 1). Mack to,
Resident. Engineer.
Hon. VV. R. Ross at Fernie
Hon. W. It. Ross, minister of lands
wbh at Kernie last wei-k, and wait
entertained nt a smoking concert on
Haturday nlgbt. at which there was
a large attendance, nud i full mo
gram nf songs, speeches nn.l reritu-
tlons. Mayor Bloardol) occupli'il the
Mr. Rohm made an appropriate
speech, dealing with Rllbjootfl of general iih well  as local importance.
Mr. Rohs left on the Hoo-Hpuk.,ne
flyer for Chicago to attend tbo In-,
tenintlonal Irrigation Convention
which meets in that city thii week.
A. C. Bowness i
Wine  and  Spirit   Merchant
.Mnliiifii',tul-i;i-  ot all kiinl*
nf        Ai'i-iati-d whum-*.
Agent for
Anheuser Busch Budweiser and
Fernie Beers.
Melcher's  Red Cross Gin   and
P. Dawson Scotch Whisky.
Importer »f all kinds of Foreign nnd Domestic!
Wines und Spirits
|   Uaker St
Cranbrook, B. C.
H.   W.   DREW,   Proprietor.
St.   Mary's   Lake,   B. C.
IJ, Handley, Prop,
Tho most attractive (hitinjr Rosorl in Eu_sl Kootenay
Good Hunting, Pishing, ami Hunting
limits tu Let, Horses for Hire
Por further information apply lo
P.  Handley,  Central   Hotel
Marysville,  B. C.
On Maker sti eet, one door west
of Messrs, Hill & Co., the only
place in town that can make
life worth living.
Cosmopolitan Hotel
E. H. SMALL,   Manager.
I, Willinm Thomas Levy, ol Galloway, B.C., by occupation a farmer,
five notice that I intend, on tba 8th
day ot December next, at 2 o'clock
in tbe afternoon, to apply to tbe
Water Commissioner at bis office,
Cranbrook, B.C., for a license to
take and use one-quarter cubic foot
ot water per eecoud from Spring rising near centre ol Sub-lot 7 uf lot
4M0. Qroup 1, Kootenay Diatrict,
and which ainka on aame Lot. -
Tha water will be used un part ot
Sub-lot 4 ol Sub-lot 7, ol lot
4590. Oroup 1, Kooteuay District being live (6) acrea owned by the applicant, and the point of diversion le
where aald Spring riaea.
Dated this 20th day of October,
1011. 43-5t
Tenders Wanted
Tenders addressed to the undersigned, will bo received up to
December 16th, 1911, for stumping nnd ploughing Lot 8110, G.
1, Blast Kootenay, containing
184.5 ncres, more or less, the
said lot adjoins the British Columbia Railway and Hob midway
between Mayook and Wardner
nnd has been slashed and burned.
The lowest j>r any tonder not
necessarily accepted.
A. 11. WBB8TBR,
Uind and Timber Agent.
British Columbia Land Dept., 0.
P.R., Cranbrook, B.C.
For Rent
P^P^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ A ranch   160 acres being S.l).   4 oi
 j Lot   340,   ° miles from Cranhrook on
St. Mary's Prairie, containing 130
CRANBROOK LAND DISTRICT I acreB ol good farm land, balance
,,..,.    , „    „   „    . „    . j contains good timber.    Will rent tor
Diatrict ol South Eaet Kootenay    I    ^ J^ yeara .(jr CMh_ r(mt to
that J. Bdwards I ho Pn'd every year in advance. Apply
Leokte ol Cobalt, Ontario, iatanda to
apply tor a llctnaa to proapect lor
coal aad petroleum on tba lollowing
deeorlbed landa, Oommencing at a
Port planted on tba South Baat corner ol lot 7286 on the dividing line
sl lot Tilt and 7117 cloaa to a wlt-
•eie poat marked W.P. 11.60, thef.ee
•outh 10 chalne, thenca weat 10
cbaina; thenca aorth 10 chains;
thenca east 80 cbains to point ol
Dated August   30th,   1211.
42-it Locator.
Mrs. Mary Martol, High River, Alta.
Diatrict ol South Eaat Kootenay
TAKE NOTIOE that Margaret Oik-1 Pringle, Thompson & Burgess,
The Kootenay Central Railway Co.
i will apply to tho Parliament of Ca
uada at its next session lor an Act
; authorizing it to construct a branch
i Irom   a 'Point   on   tho Crow'a NeBt
branch ol the Canadian Pacific rail
way at or uear Qalloway ln a aouth-
| erly direction to thc International
: Boundary, and extending the time
j within which it may construct the
I railways heretofore authorized, and
| for other purposes.
Dated at Montreal,  this   3rd day
of November,   1911,
H. C. OSWALD, Sec.
British Sailors for British Ships
Iliitish sailors for British ships
Thc vital topic nf the manning   of j the services which in the past
Living and Working
Amid Obscurity
(ny Orin ffldson Orookor)
There is a good deal of humble
work in tbe world, largely ror the
reason, no doubt, that, much of this
kind of work is necessary. Not everyone can nil a conspicuous ulaco in
life; there arc countless obacuro posts|^ Variotis parts of the country which|elgn nationality, men scarcely  know-
the English mercantile marine, to
which the standard directed the attention of the public in a series ol
interviews   a   few   weeks ago, is to
' in its character,  but in view  of  the
preponderance oi British shipping   in
■ the markets of the vrorl-i, the    clr-
1 "■- i cumstance that th.s might not      be
i possible ought not to deter us   from
the better types of our countrymen.  action.     Kven   ftflw   due flUovVnncP
wa31 for the value of   Increased efficiency
Barrister, Solictor, and
Notary Public
Office—Bald Buildings,
tbc great nursery of English audacity j ,he cost woull, ,„,.ioul,te<tly ,,c    <■„„.
and   heroism   and    is now the chiel | uUe-abie, yet the cost  will have to
sign and bulwark ln England's greatness will in a brief period ll things
come under review at n conference of | go on as they  are going,  be almost
gentlemen ol position and authority j entirely dependent upon men of for-
llta, ot Vancouver, intenda to apply j
tor a llcenae to proapect lor coal aad
petroleum on tba lollowing described
Ottawa Agents.
laads, Commencing at a post plantaa ] , , n„_„.'„    D-„„„:r...i
on the aouth east corner oi lot mi \ London   Paper s   Fanciful
on the south east corner
thenca   east  10 chains; tbence soutli
ID   chains,   thence   weat   10 chains,
thenca north   80 chaina, to point   of
Dated August   30th,   1911.
el-It Looator.
Diatrict ol South Bast Kootenay
A London paper has tho lollowing
. ■ article about    Canadn In connection
I with the   coming to   Canada ot tbe
': Duke ol Connaught :—
|    The Duke of Connaught Ib going to
I reign as Viceroy at Ottawa. Is this
a sign that something even more important and far-reaching will happen
in the near future ?
Is It possible tbat in thc future
our monarchs, instead of living at
St. JameB's and Windsor, and opening Parliaments at Westminster, may
reign In far-away Canada, and visit
TAKB NOTICB that B. D. Ollltes,
ol Vancouver, B.C., intends to aPPly
lor a license to prospect lor coal and
petroleum on the following described
landa, Commencing at a Post planted
on tbe north eaBt corner of lot  7287       	
thence east 80 chains, thence south [ our shores at rare Intervals ?
80 ehains. thence west 80 chains, | Such a prospect is not, perhaps,
thenca north 80 chains to point of j nattering to our self-esteem. We
commencement. > have become so used to the notion
Dated Auguat 30th, 1911. ; that our "tight little Island" is tho
DAVID JENKINS, I hub, If not of the universe, at least
Locator I of the greatest Empire in the world,
  Ithat we ennnot easily conceive   that
! It may not remain so for ever.    But
i hard facts sbow that it is quite like-
District ol South Kast Kootenay   I it-
It has always   been   the rule that
the seat of government of a worldwide Empire should be settled ln Its
most   powerful   and   populous   and
richest province.    Hitherto this description has applied to England, and
| our sovereigns have reigned on    the
banks ol the Thames as a matter ol
course.    But it cannot always be bo.
Canada and Australia are the countries ot the luture, Canada especially.     At   present   their   populations
are   comparatively   small.   But the
population ot Canada Is growing by
, leaps   and   bounds.     In   time there
I will be more millions ln Canada, than
In   the   United     Kingdom—possibly
than ln the United States.
When tbe time comes Canada   will
. . not only have the largest population
tha JOth day ol December next, at j of any part of the Empire, but wtll
two o'clock in tha alternoon, to ap* i he by far the richest part, and will
ply to the Water Commissioner at! probably have the largest army and
hla office at Oranbrook, for a license the most powerful navy, too.    Then
TAKB NOTIOB that David Jenkins
ot Vancouver, B.C., Intends to apply
lor a llcenae to prospect lor coal and
petroleum on the lollowing described
landi, Commencing at a post planted
on south eaat corner ol lot 7284,
thence east 80 chains, thenee north
10 chains, thence west 80 chalne,
thence aouth 80 cbains to point ot
Dated Auguat   30th,   1911,
43-lt Loaator.
I, Frank Henry Pearson, ot Fort
Steele, B.C., by occupation a contractor, give notice that I intend on
to take and use two cubic leet ol
water per second Irom Big Sand
Creek, t tributary ot Kootenay River
Tha water will be used on Lot
1344, Group 1, Kootenay Diatrict lor
Irrigation purpoaea,
Dated tbla  7th   day   ol November,
1ms been summoned hy the nations!
committee for tho training of Dritish
seamen, lo meet in the County hall.
Spring Hardens.
I.nrd Furness in an interview with
a reporter, deolnred his readiness to
help towards tho more careful consideration ol the subject, which, he
added, however, "moves slowly to
want solution. The urgency 0i business today is so great that wo ure
apt to overlook these matters until
they are forcibly brought to our
nutlce, and we tind ourselves, like tbe
railway and dock managers did a
few weeks ago. face to face witb a
perilous situation. How we should
stand in the ovtnt ol such a happen*
In;; with tho sailors has never yet
beeu tosted, hccauBe tbe recent seamen's strike was settled by a speedy
grant of at lonst „ large part of the
concessions demanded. A rlso ot
frelghis, coupled with a fall in thc
supply ol seamen, owing to the ap
plication ol the language test, made
a nettlemcnt easy.
"Hpenklng generally, of course, our
main safeguard as ship owners would
His wus tin ob* I Beftm *° ii° *a **le fftCt *hat sailors.
humble Hell. All' by the nature of tholr employment,
can never act simultaneously; but we
havo no right to abuse that safeguard, and on thiB ground and ln
our interests also I think we Bhould
bo well advlBed to promote further
action reformative and ameliorating
in its character. Undoubtedly the
recent strike has left our sailors iu
a stronger position than they previously occupied, quite apart from
their immediate monetary gain, since
public opinion naturally Inclines to
sympathy with any class ol worker
when circumstances tend to drive
that class below what I may term
for want of a better expression the
decency line.
"How lar ls it true, in your opinion, that the steamer has slain the
"It is largely true, unhappily.
There may be less need nowadays for
sailors, thanks to the number of
taskB on shipboard that can he performed hy machinery or unBktllcu la
bor; yet the sailor, in every cssb of
real need, is, by reason of his scar
city, very precious indeed."
"Would it be desirable lor steamers to have two classes of mon in
their crewB, apart Irom tbe engine-
room bands—that ls to say, a body
of laborers as distinguished from
real seamen 7"
Lord Furness—"It may almost be
said that we have such a state of
things now, but I cannot say that I
approve it at all. Confining myself
to cargo boats, I am of opinion that
it would bo a good thing it all dock
hands were Bailors in the fullest
sense ol thc term. Surely, if you
give a moment'B thought to the conditions at sea—the value of thc Bhlp
the Bafety of tbe crew, the need for
smart working, the peril ot the elements—you will agree that every
member of the crew of a ship ought
to have a knowledge ot seacralt as
lt is today
"In a time of real danger every
man on deck lacking knowledge ol
seamanship ls a nuisance and a danger. But If shipowners cannot see
their way to man their vessels
tlrely with able seamen, I am in
dined to believe it would be decidedly advantageous It we made a more
distinctive difference between tbe
Who I mere   laborer   and   the   real sailor
Canada will have the right to claim
flrst placo in the Empire. And then
sbe will either want to be independent or she will want our kings.
Alter all, H our sovereigns do emigrate, it wlll not make Btich n tremendous difference as it would have
done a hundred or even fifty years
ago. In these dayB o! wireless telegraphy and llnorB whlcb rush across
the Atlantic ln six days, a Wng reign
ing lu Ottawa would be pretty well
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ as noar London aB he would have
We, William Wbyte, and Frederlak j b„en at Balmoral a hundred Jears
Thomaa Griffin, ol Wlnnipog, Man.,. „g0, and thoro would he nothing to
railway officials, give notice tbat on prevent minlBtcrs from taking flying
the 3rd January, 1912, wo intend to ] lrt,)B t0 attend cabinet councils In
apply to the Wator Commiaaloner at | Canada when urgent need aroHf.
hla office In Oranbrook, for a license. And II our kings do leave us event-
to take and uae l, cubic leet ol ually, they wlll only he following tho
water per Becond from Little Hand | examples ol all tho rulers of big Em-
Oreek ln Cranbrook Watcr Diatrict. j pires ol the PaBt, Rome was not
The water Is to be taken from tbe the capital of tho Roman Empire tor
etream about 1800 leet north-east of; centuricB before that Empire fell,
the north-east cornor ol Lot 3S43, to : Constantino the Great found that a
be used   on   lot   3548, lor domestic capital In Italy   was   too far away
from the heart of his dominions, and
built a brand new capital at Constantinople. So also did Potor tho
Qreat   ln   the case of Russia.    For
to be tilled by someone,     It la
ordered and ordained by Qod.
Most of us yearn for the opportunity to do groat things—things that
wtll bring uh fnnic and renown. Instead we tind ourselves tied down
at home. We must nt'eils 'lure lor
our Invalid father or mother; there
aro brothers and Butters to he kept
in school; thc little homo must be
boen at Balmoral a hundred years
keep the mortgage from swulluwing
the farm. Tho dreams wo dream will
never he realized; these common, ordinary taBks stand in the wuy.
Little do wo Btnp to think that
perhaps these humble tasks may ho
glorified in tho light oi Hod and that
In tho book of life they may ho writ
ten as among tho greatest and gran-
dest of the works of men. (inly
that may come from the hiimble
work thut wn accomplish lu pome
obscure corner of the earth.
Years ago a little country church
was presided over by u country irln-
iBter of limited talent ami attain*
ments. His name has been forgotten
by all save a few
scure work  In 	
his life he yearned lor a great city
church and large congregations, but
he never rose above the little coun*
try purlsh in which Uod had p'ecod
blm to minister to a handful of poo-
Ono night, however, in thc iltlst ol
a series of meetings, his fervor touched the heart of a young 1 oy in the
audience who resolved to ,;n im i tho
ministry and devote his ife to God.
Under the guidance of this country
pastor the start was made. Voilay
the minister who gave this boy tbe
incentive for bis life work is forgotten, but the boy, now grown to mature manhood, preaches regularly to
one ot tbe largest congregations in
the country, and tbo thousands vho
llock to hear him Sunday after Sunday bear witness to the power of a
life, which, although lived in obscure
und humble surroundings, supplied
the necessary Impetus for the making
of one ol the most powerful pulpit
orators of the day.
One night a man took a little taper out of a box, lighted it and began to ascend a long, winding stair.
Where are you going," asked the
little taper.
Away up into the top of the light
house," said the man
And what are you going to do up
I am going to show thc ships out
at sea where the harbor is. Some
ship far out on thc stormy ocean
may bo looking for our light even
'But no ship cnn seo my light,'
complained the little taper. "It is
not large enough or bright enough."
"Never mini," replied the man,
"your light ls small BUrc enough, but
keep it burning and leave the rest to
On up the winding stair he went,
carrying the little taper. With It
he lighted the great lamps that stood
waiting with their powertul redactors to send their beams of light far
out over the troubled waters,
they were burning brightly,
little taper's work was done.
You may be only a little taper, but
you have your work to do.    It may
bo a humble work, but lt Ib ordained ol God.    It has been given    you
to do—perhaps because you can do it
better   than   someone   else,
knows but from it may come
greater   things   than   you
Just  keep   your light burning    and
leave the rest to God.
dream ?
Graduate   of
+ London College of
Per W. F. Ourd, Oranbrook, B.C,
We, William Whyte, and Frederick
Thomaa Griffin,   ol   Winnipeg, Man.,
railway officials, give notice that on
the   3rd   January,   1912,   we intend
to apply to the Water Commissioner
at   hla   office   in    Cranbrook, lor a
llcenae   to take   and   uso   li cubic
leet ol water per second Irom    Little
Band Creek In Cranbrook Water Dis.
trict.    The   water   Is   to bo taken,    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
from   the   stream   about    1800 leet klngB owning the sway ol tbo super
north-east of tbe north-eaat corner ol lor monarch at Ottawa, a" the poton
Lot   3843, to be mod on Lot   3543,   tatea ol the German Empire own the
lor Irrigation purposes. overlordshlp ol the Kaiser.
W. WHYTB. i    There ls an outside chance thnt one
F. T. GRIFFIN. i of King George V.'s gl'andsonB   tuny
Per W. F. Ourd, Oranbrook, B.C.       : reign ln Melbourne, another ln Delhi,
48-tt. [and a third in Cape Town.
hundreds ol ycarB the Tsar reigned
ln Moscow, but at last Peter went
off, taking the government and thc
court with him, to tbe now, vast
city he had | founded on territory con-
qticrod from Sweden and named after
himself—St. Petersburg.
It Is possible, of course, that If Canada eventually becomes the homo of
our monarchs Australia and India
might be Jealous and object. Porhapo
they would bo paclllcd hy Uie offer ol
a Royal Vicoroy aploco. Or they
might become so Inr Independent aa
to   havo   kings   ot their own, theso
"It was a liberal education In
charity to go to her with a bit of
gossip." The speaker laughed sott-
ly over the memory. "She was the
gentlest hearer and the kindest judge you ever saw. No matter bow
dreadful and how truo tho news
might he, she always managed to
And some pity or somo praise to
mix in and sweoten it. Sbe always
Bent you away with the sbumod and
chastened resolution to gossip no
moro, or to go back to everyone to
whom you had told tbc tale and
modify It after her pattern."
Such a gontlo hearer and kindly
Judge would he a blessing In every
community—aye, in every household.
For we all need more or less training and reminding to gentleness and
kindliness of thought and word in
our dealings with those about ub. It
Is so easy to judge keenly and harshly; to get into the habit ot seeing
the faults and allowing them to obscure the virtues; of gossip and criticism Instead of pralBO and encouragement.
Suppose we try instoad to Ignore
tho faults tbat we cannot remedy by
notice, and bring forth to the light
evory vlrturo we can And, in everyhody wo know. Would lt not mako
a wonderful and Bplcndld change ln
our view ol our friends and neighbors ? Who knows but lt might.
make thorn nil rally to tho standard
we eet for them, really growing out
of tho faultfl Ignored and Into more
than tho virtues noticed—and taking
us right along with them.
Onward, onward, let ub press,
Through the path of duty,
Virtue is true happiness,
Excellence truo beauty,
Minds are of celestial birth,
Lot us make a heaven ot eartb.
even j Why not give the sailors, the men
upon whom, under the oflicers, w<
have really • to depend for the efficient running, and ln the last resource
for the actual safety ol our ships—
IniW  Cpntlv ! why not glv" theae men bettBr 1uar"
*>uugc  vjcimy. | tors nnd   superior   lood and wageB,
taking as a guide the line ot difference existing between artisans and
"Are there grounds for tbo assertion that the Improvements In thc
forecastle u'e not appreciated ?"
"I am assured by the officials at
the, head office of Furness, Withy and
Co, (limited), of which company I
am chairman, that for the last two
years there has not been a single
complaint with regnrds to the accommodation for flremtn and Bailors,
the real truth being that somo of thc
men shipped are not able to appreci
nto tbe provision made lor their
comfort. II wo are to build up a
pound seaman cUbs, the real need
seeniB to be moro for social demarcation between such men and thoso who
aro nothing else than rough laborers.
Then seamanship might regain Its
"ts thore substance In tho alleged
complaints as to the cooking under
tho certificate system ?"
"Yes, thoro ia. Our own victualling superintendent has told me that
tho victualling superintendents ot
some ol tho loading London firms
would hoar him out In stating that
tho cooking under tbo present certi
Heated system ls not by nny moans a
Biiccoss. One, ol course, recognizes
that the delcctH may ho such as are
common to many now departures,
nnd that time may establish It as
being an Improvement on tho older
"Theso 'minor side Issues,' us "°me
persona call them, arc actunlly a
material part ol the big question
that ls begetting the peril. This
peril, nnd It la a national peril, ox*
iBts In tho tact that, owing to the
avoidance ol the seafaring career,
apart Irom tbo officer grade, by all
but a comparatively small body    ol
ing the tongue of their officers. The
chief reason for this avoidance of
the seafaring life on the part of the
bettor types of Englishmen is, in, my
opinion, thc persistence of the notiou
long current thnt life on shipboard
nienuH indifferent accommodation, indifferent food, and indifferent pay.
"Tbat was so undoubtedly up to a
decade or so ago, but things hnve
greatly altered Ior the better of late
years. In modern steamers little, it
indeed, any fault can be found with
tbe accommodation, and, apart some
times from tbe cooking, tbe food
calls lor no criticism, either ub tu
quality or quantity,
"Tbere is, I think, more room tor
lurther Improvement In the matter of
wages notwithstanding the recent advances, hut perhaps the strongest
reason why good, decent men avoid
lea service Is tho character and habits ol a conBtderahlu hody ol tboi.e
men with whom tbey nre compelled
to share their Intimacies ol Uie ln
the lorecaBtte. Somehow, old though lt is, the Bailor's calling has
not advanced in tho attributes ol
civilization as have other callings.
The disparity which has always existed between life at sea and life a-
shore Is consequently greater today
than ever. I am not going to deny
that a largo portion ol the foreign
seamen who sail In our Hritish ships
like the worthy Englishmen of whom
I am speaking, are men entirely entitled to respect, but I do affirm aa
strongly, on the other hand, that
many ol the men who succeed in
Passing the language test are the
scum of the earth. There is little
wonder that our sea service is not
popular with our own people 1"
"The peril then Ib," Lord Furness
was asked, "tbat our ships, the outcome of so much energy in labor and
expenditure In capital, are, hy their
working, apart trom the officers, not
only In the hands of the less intelligent, less efficient, and less trustworthy type of Englishmen, but even
more so in the hands of the men ot
other countries, nnd this to such an
extent as to constitute a national
danger ?"
Lord Furness—"You have summarized the situation admirably; I only
wiah you could compel our countrymen belore tt is too late to take It
all in. But you can loretell what
will happen. In a couple of decades
men of all classes will suddenly
wake to the [act that the bottom has
gono out ol our boasted maritime su-
premacy, and then they will be ssram
bllng over each other for a quick
way out from a position which does
not permit of speedy reform. Therefore the greater the reason why wo
should the quicker get under revlow
the remedies for this very real danger to the future ot our trade and the
wclfnre of the empire."
"I gather tbat you approve two
forms ol remedy—the systematic
training of boys on a large scale and
tbe encouragement of a better type
of man."
I advocate both methods, since,
however competent existing institutions may turn out their boys, they
cannot be kept in the service for any
length of time If, when they actually
engage as seamen, they tall, time and
again, into an unsavory environment
and discover in addition that the
pay is no adequate compensation
either for the hazards of the calling
or the lose ol tbo society and attractions ol town Hie."
You have, 1 believe, recognized
the value ol the work done in one ol
the training homes for boys ? Iu
what way do you think an Impetus
can be given to this form ol cure?" I
"Yes, Lady Furness and I have tni
late years shown Interest ln the tor-
tunes of the Swnnley Homes lor little Boys. Such training places, I
am satisfied, combine happily the
needs ot the boys and the needs ol
the shipping service. Perhaps some
minute sum ln the shape ol tonnage
due might be collected by the trinity Homes, or otherwiee from eacb
Individual ship; perhaps, too, a moderate subsidy might on national
grounds be screwed out of the treasury. But whatever is accomplished In this direction tbe heads ol these
training ships must he placed in a
position to advertise the attractions
ol the snllor's Iile more pronouncedly that thoy are nblo to do at pres
ln conclusion, my position briefly
Is this : Great Britain ought to he
pre-eminent for her seamen as she ts
lor her Bblps, hut if thut condition
of affairs is to bo brought ahout
there are certain fundamentals that
will have to bo kept in view :
(1) Britons as lar as possible lor
British ships ;
(2) Such accommodation as corresponds lor decency nnd comfort
wltb tho short artisan's stand of today ;   nnd
Remuneration on n similar IibsIh.
"Shipowners must faco tbo probability of a grout chance—even a limvy
sacrifice, though a sacrifice tbut wlll
ultimately bo repaid In manifold
ways. Tbe advantages ol tbc In*
crenscd olllrlency tlmt is tho outcome
ol the employment of superior men
ure so manifest that individual firms
pcrchnace, may risk the change, hut,
ai a matter of fact, shipowners are
accustomed to work in unison, and tl
the reform Is to be made It hud, for
a variety ot reasons, become as
general 'lilt' from tho whole body,
I should like the change when It
be undertakin it the supply of sailors is to be maintained.
"Kvery Swedish boat is sailed by j
Swedes alone—that is a condition of,
her registration—and, aftcr n certain .
period of years, it ought to be an
advantage to shipowners to have all
British crews, it would, from the'
viewpoint of our national supremacy
on the ocean highways of the world, ]
ti. ol infinitely greater advantage to |
the nation. Hence the source from j
which n proportion of the cost might
perchance bo met suggests itself, ami
conceivably it is open to the Btate
by a single stroke to solve in part
the problem ot the derelict I oy nnd
in part also the nationalisation of
our mercantile murine."—The Standard.
P.i.s  & CE.
B. C
W.  F, GURD,
Barrister,  Solicitor, etc.,
B. C.
W.   R.   BEATTY
I'linetal Director,
anu    M ADONALD,
Barrlsteri and Solicitors,
Craubrouk Lodge No 34    A.F.ft A.M.
fMrs. W. Edmondson
Hugulur meetings oo
tho third Thursday
of ovory month.
Visiting brethren
PECK, Acting Secretary.
Music '
Receives Pupils for
Organ and Vocal
Holy Names Academy
and Normal School
For Young Women
Under the direction of the Slaters
of the Holy Names ol Jesus and
Mary. Flrat class boarding und day
Bchool primary and grammar grades.
State accredited high sch. ol. Advanced normal course of two years accredited by the Btate ol Washington.
State diplomas conferred. Music
and art studio.
Write to Sister   Sti;ieilor for Year
Book, Spokane, Wash.
Frank Dezall
Hubtier Tires Applied
To Bum Wheels
Repairing a Specialty.
Phono to     •   •   •      V. O. Boa 111
We Deal in Everything From
* Needle to a Locomotive
Rocky Mountain Chapter i
Nil.   126.   R, A. M.
Regular meetlngB:-*-2nd Tubs
day tn each month at eight
Sojourning  Companions   are
cordially invited.
W.  F. Attridge, Sorlbe B.
Knights of Pythias
Crsnbrcmk, B.C.
Crescent   Lodge,   fo.   jj
Meets   every   Tueaday
at I p.m. at
Fraternity Hall
T. O. Jones, O. O.
J. M. Boyce,
K. ol R. *. B.
Visiting   brethren cordially   Invited   to attend.
HUM.. II.*.
Graduate ol Ontario Veterinary
college, Toronto In ISM. Gradate and medaliat of McKlllIp
Veterinary college, Chicago, IU.
hi liOO. Registered member ol
British Oolumbla association.
B. C.
Mining Engineer and
B.C. Land Surveyor,
I'.O  Iiox 236. I'hone 2tl.
Joseph H. McLean
All kinds of Second-Hand Goods
Furniture a SfECIALTY
Sage's Old  Stand. Hanson Ave
Phone HI.
Physicians and Surgeons
Offlce at Residence,   Armstrong Ave.
Steam Boiler,   Furnace,
and Septic Tank work
a specialty
Coil and stock ealnnates
furnished on application
Addr.M    P. O. Uo. Its, Crtnt»ir,h
Forenoons -
Evenings •
Sundays -
e.00 to 10.01
2.00 to «.0t
T.H ta I.M
MO to   I.M
: B. a
F. M. MaePherson
Norbury Annus Neit to City H-.lt
Ofsn Oar Mil Nl«hl Phono IU
Century Restaurant
K. Y. Uyenatau, Prop.
Opposite C. P. R. Depot.
Phone Ut   P. O. Boi 104
comes ol course, to be International «5ys*^s***r*"**»*A»**j*\**«*«>s**i%**«*W
For   Sale or Heat at Reasonable
Lumsden and Lewis St.
Phone No. III.
Roomed House
For Sale
Centrally Located
Three minutes from Government
Terms lo  suit  buyer, no
reasonable offer refused
Vnr further particulars apply at the
Baker Street, CRANBROOK, B.C.
.-w'nnmniiii'.sfrv'iHinmi'^.** i.
sur mu
And Get the Best Selections
With Christmas Just Around The Corner
It is high time that you should prepare your list of
Christmas Remembrances
This Store has the Reputation of handling only the Best Goods, the Guaranteed
kind, at fair and reasonable prices, and the Stock was never in better condition to
care for your requirements.
In The
You Will Find
French Mushrooms, Peas, and Assorted Vegetables in Glacis
Libby's California ABparagUw
Libby's    Hawaiian      Eyeless-Coreless
French Cherries in Marisehino
French  Cherries in Cream de Ment
Sharwood's Melange
Bharwood'a Truffles
8 bar wood'a Indian Chutney
lleitl,  Murdock's Olive Salad
Jumbo Spanish Queen Olives
Oillard's  Relihb
Hoyal Mint Hauce
French Asparagus in Glass
Nut Stuffed Olives
Pure Italian Olive OU
Old  Mission  Ripe Olives
Crosse ft Black well'fl Pickles
Nine Crown Layer Figs
Ten Crown Layer Raisins
Six Crown Layer Raisins
Cadbury's English Chocolates
Webb's Plum Pudding
Crowe ft niiickweii's Mince Meat.
And   every    variety  of canned    and
ifjcea fruits,    canned und green  vegetables and Fink's nweet Brier Hutlei
and Meats.
China and Glass
Contains   all the Newest Designs   in
Royal Crown Derby
Royal Worcester
Royal Gralton
Royal Doulton
Royal Suhl
Wedgewood's Art China
Foley's Souvenir China
Copeland's Knglish Bone China
Ainsley's English Hone Chinn
Havilanil'a Limoges China
Strauss Limoges China
Lazerous, Rosenveldt China
Nippon Hand Painted China
Nippon Children's Novelty Ohinn
Libhy'H Out Glaus
Bohemian  Bitched Ciliinn
Full Crystal Finger Bowls
Wine Decanters
Water Bottles
Abounds in Beautiful and
Useful Articles Suitable for Gifts
Carpets, Rugs, Mats, Lace -lurtattta,
Tapestry Curtains, Table CoverB,
White Rod Spreads, Blankets, Down
and Cotton Quilts, Pillows, Rrass and
Iron Reds, Dressers, Chiffoniers.
Dressing TnhL-s, Hall Heats and
Classes, Dining Tables and
Chairs, nutlets, China Closets,
Servins Tables, Parlor Tables and Cabinets, Music Cabinets, Parlor Chairs nnd Sets, Library Tables, Book Cases, Kany
Chairs, Lounges, Smokers and Sowing Tables,  Sowing Machines.
This year excells all former
years in the variety of Christmas offerings. In this Department you will find on display
the very newest and the very
best Reliable
You can Phone to any
Department in the Store
hy calling either No. 4 or
No. 14
Campbell's Clothing
Invlctus Shoes
Fancy Slippers
Stetson Hats
Dr. Jaeger caps
Plain and Fancy Shirts
Fancy Coat Sweaters
Plain and Fancy Hosiery
Stanlleld's Underwear
Silk, Wool and Fur Lined Cloves and
Initial Silk Handkerchiefs
Fancy Ties in Individual Boxos
Fancy Suspender    Sets in Individual
Fancy Motor Scarls in all Colors
Fancy   Silk   Mufflers   with   Ties   to
Dressing Gowns
Hath Rohcs
Smoking Jackets
Military Brush Sets
Fancy Leather Collar [lags
Ur.!(|IH Tie Racks
Fitted Bags and Hnlt Cases
Curl Links and Tlo Pin to Match


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