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THE CRAiN BROOK HERALD
VTOLTJME  12
CRANBKOOK.   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   THURSDAY,   DECEMBER 23, 1900
KO. 45
Story of British Budget, 1909-10
"Gentlemen ol the house ol commons," said the King iu tlie speech
Irom tlio throne at tlio opening ol
the session ou Kebruary 111, "estimates (or the expenditure nl the
year will in due course he laid hoforo
you." It wus staled in his majesty's very ususual words that the expenditure would hu considerably in
excess of that ol tlio previous twelve
months, nud lhat thu provision
necessary lor the services ol the
state would require very serious consideration. This consideration has
been given to It.
The estimates ol expenditure sub-
initteil early in the session amounted
to over ltil millions sterling, being
about twelve millions more than the
issues Irom the exchequer in the
previous year. The increase was
due mainly to the charge Ior old age
pensions and the greater cost ol the
the navy.
The revenue of the taxes on thc
existing basis Ior the year l!)ll!)-lft
was estimated by the chancellor at
H8£ millions. This, when set
against the expenditure, left a prospective deficit of nearly sixteen millions. Moreover, the chancellor
warned the house that there would
be a further increase in the follow
ing year in connection with the
navy and social reform.
Mr. Lloyd George's first budget
statement as chancellor of thc exchequer was in keeping with the
magnitude of the problem with whieh
he had to deal and of the scheme
which he proposed. His speech on
April 29 occupied fully four hours.
He was so exhausted hy the effort
that he was obliged to take a rest iu
the course of it. According to Mr,
Austen Chamberlain, two or three
parliaments would he required to
carry out his program.
The new taxes he proposed were
as follows, the produce in several
cases for this year being estimated
at much less than It would he in future years:
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LAND—20 per cent on Increment id value.
GROUND LEASE—Reversion Duty pi lu   per cent on the deter
initiation ul u ground lease.
LAND, undeveloped—Ail. in the  S  un capital value.
DEATH duties increased, etc.
MOTOR   CAR license duties, ami 3d. a gallon petrol.
INCOME Tax on unearned income   raised   from   Is.   to Is. 2d
per  t; in case ol incomes over C6000  super   tax uf   (Id.   in the
-f un that part ol the Income which exceeds  E3000.
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4     TOBACCO Duty raised 8d. in the pound.
4     SPIRIT Duly raised 3s. lid. pel' gallon.
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of the land taxes, and displayed   in-
♦ Itimate familiarity     with the   quefr-
♦ imiis   at   issue. lie    i poi e with
4- I fluenoy, and often with feeling, Man}
♦ members    en    ilie   bach     I uionisl
♦ benches connected with the land    or
*+ j wiih the   law also took earnest uml
♦ effective   part in the  controversies.
♦ A number ul Liberals, among whom
Mr. Harold Cox was conspicuous,
shared the dislike to some ol the new
proposals, and specially to the undeveloped land tax, and as ihey acted   together   and    beld   conferences
20 per cent on the increment or increased value
of land, Reversion
Duty of in per cent.,
ond id. in thc pound ou
undeveloped land and
minerals	
Yield.
£   soo,ono
Revision and   increase of
Liquor License   Duties.
2,(iOO,000
Extra Spirit Duty of 3s.
!)d. per gallon 	
1,000,000
Extra Tobacco Duty, 8(1.
per pound 	
1,000,000
Revision   of   Estate Dut-
2,850,000
Incrcase of Stamp Duties.
050,000
Extra 2d.    on    Unearned
Incomes (less   new   al-
3,000,000
Super Tax of   (id. in the
&    on   incomes    over
£5000 	
500,000
310,000
Increase    of   Motor  Car
License Duties   	
200,000
1'ota,  estimated  yield of
New Taxes  £14,200,(100
Decrease of Sinking Fund.
3,000,000
Total     €17,200,(100
The foundation for the Finance Dill
was laid, as usual, in a series of resolutions sanctioning thc taxes.
These were discussed at considerable
length during the month of May, and
an indication was given of the line
of opposition which the Unionists
would take. The resolutions occupied nine and a half days in committee (including the day of the introduction of the budget) and Uvo
nnd a half days or; report. Immediately on thc conclusion of this stage
the finance b,ll wns introduced.
There was a four days' debate on
the    second   rending   of thc finance
bill. Mr, Austen Chamberlain, ou
behalf of the opposition, moved un
amendment. "It seems to mc,"
said Mr. Balfour, "that from top to
bottom this budget errs," His main
complaint was that it selected the
owners df one or two particular
kinds of poverty for taxation. Thc
prime minister, oa thc otlier band,
contended that thc bulk of the burden would fall on the shoulders best
able to bear it, and he called on the
opposition to show a more just and
more excellent way. On June Ift the
second reading was carried by 3tifi to
200—majority, 157. The Nationalists
at this stage voted against the government.
The great fight was in committee
on the bill. This began on .lune 21,
and went on, with intervals, in July
and August, and more regularly
through September into October. It
ended on October 6, after occupying
fully forty days, and was followed
by the report stage, or what Mr.
Lloyd George called a sand-papering
process, which continued nine days,
and carried the proceedings up to
October 2ft, when the last "t" was
stroked and the last "i" dotted.
The strongest, most protracted resistance was that against the novel
land taxes. These were discussed
in committee for about twenty days.
While Mr I.'alfour imi Mn Auston
Chamberlain took the lead in criticism throughout the various parts ol
the budget, Captain Pretyman was
the most minute nnd frequent  critic
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IRea&ere sincere wishes for
a Jovous dbdstmass
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'Cwae tbe flight Before
Christmas"
Christmas    when    all
ot evei
'Twas   the   night    before
through the house
Not a creature was stirring, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The stockings were hung bv the chimney with care,
ln hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would he there;
The children weie neslled all snug iu their beds.
While visions of sugar-plums danced in llieir heads,
And Mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap;
When out on the lawn there rose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter
Awny to the window I Hew like n flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up thc sash.
The moon, on the breast of the new-fallen snow-
Gave lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer;
With a little old driver, so lively nnd quick,
! knew in a moment it must be Saint Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came
And he whistled and shouted, aud culled them
name—
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Pranccr!
Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Dundcr nnd Dlitzen!
To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall!
Now, dash away, dash away, dash away all!"
As dry leaves that heforc the wild hurricane fly,
When they  meet   with un obstacle  mount   to the
And thru in a twinkling 1 heard on the roof,
The prancing anil pawing ol each little hoof;
As I dtew iu my head and was turning around,
Down the   cliimtu-v   Saint  Nicholas came witb     a
bound.
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,
And bis clothes were all  tarnished with ashes and
soot;
A bundle
sky, 	
So up to the house-tops the coursers they flew
With tho sleigh  full ot   toys—and Saint   Nicholas
too.
if toys, be had (lung on his hack,
And he looked like a peddler just openimr his pack.
His  eyes   how they   twinkled,   his  dimples   were
merry—
llis cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;
Ilis droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the heard of his chin was white   as   the snow!
The slump of a pipe he held from his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round bell'-.
That  shook when   he laughed like  a   howl futl of
jelly.
He was chubby and plump—a right jolly old elf;
And I laughed when I saw hlm in spite of myself.
A wink of his eyes and a twist of his head,
now Soon gave me to know I hnd nothing to dread.
He spoke not n word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then snid with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up thc chimney he rose.
He  sprang    to   his  sleigh,   to his  team   rave n
whistle,
And away they nil flew like the down of a thistle,
But   I heard   him exclaim,   ere   be drove    out of
sight,
"Merry Chrislmas to all, and to all a good night!"
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tiiey were, according to all old parliamentary metaphor, called "the
cave." They assisted tlie Unionists
to draw some concessions from tho
government.
Several all-night sittings were
held, and severely triod the physical
strength of thc house. Liberals were
iu so great a majority lhat lliey
could safely obtain relief iu relays,
and by arrangement with iheir
whips they took holidays by turn.
Unionists, although a sfnall minority, kept steadfastly to their task,
The ordinary closure was applied,
but the guillotine (by which a certain part of a bill is voted upon at
u certain hour) was not used at all.
A new device was Introduced, in the
form of a rule empowering the chair
to select those amendment?, up lo a
fixed point, which might be discussed. This becamo known as "the
kangaroo," as under it progress
was made by jumps. It did a great
deal to facilitate the proceedings.
Objection was taken by Unionists
to tho introduction into a budget
bill of proposals for the universal
valuation of land. The government
met complaints on the ground of
expense by resolving lo throw the.
cost of valuation on the state, but
this concession did not lessen hostility. Mr. Balfour insisted that
valuation schemes were no legitimate part of such a measure. "You
are dealing," he complained, "with
schemes of soeial revolution."
Several other concessions were
made. It was agreed to grant half
pf tlie land value iluliis to the local
authorities and to give a", increased
allowance to property owners far
improvements, etc., under Schedule
A. of the income tax, this amounting
in a full year to half a million. It
was further provided that thc new
duties sliould not be laid on agricultural land while that land bad no
higher value than ils value for agricultural purposes. No concessions,
however, affected the objections of
the Unionists, in principle, to novel
taxes which—as they said—singled
out certain kinds of properly for an
oppressive burden. A proposed tax
on ungotteu minerals was covered
wilh ridicule and abandoned, and its
place was taken by a duty on mineral rights. The latter, however,
was estimated to produce £175,000
more than the former.
The liquor license duties were contested very keenly, by the Irish Nationalists as well as by the English
Unionists. It was maintained by
the opposition that tbey were vindictive, and that they would crush out
a large numher of license-holders. On
the otlier hand, the government insisted on Iheir fairness and moderation, and stated that similar duties
were much larger in some otlier
countries. Some concessions were
made to meet special cases of hardship, hut tbey did not abate tho
animosity of the trade. Thc revised
death duties and increased income
tax led to considerable criticism, and
complaints were made of their severity. There was still stronger resistance to the new whisky duty. In
this resistance several of the Scottish Liberals joined wilh the Unionists and the Nationalists, They argued that the tax was excessive, and
was defeating iis own object, because by limiting the Irade it was
not producing so much as a smaller
tax would have yielded.
Thc defence of the finance bill was
shared by several members of the
government. Mr. Lloyd Oeorge
himself, of course, took the leading
part. Personally he conducted the
land taxes, assisted by Sir W. S.
Robson, the attorney-general, an
incisive and combative debater, and
by Mr. Masterman, the under-secre-
tary for the home department, Mr.
Asquith took special charge of tho
license duties, although most of the
details were dealt with by Mr. Herbert Samuel, who was recently promoted to cabinet rank, and Sir
Samuel Evans, the solicitor-general.
Tho latter strengthened bis parliamentary position by bis readiness in
debate. Mr. Haldaue appeared on
the scene when the death duties were
under discussion, but Mr. Lloyd
George looked afier Ihe income tax
nnd most of the other duties. Then-
was general testimony to the pat
as well ns lo the
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The Big Santa Claus
Store with the Big
Stock Greets You
Ye old firm of Beattie & Atchison
are wilh you this year stronger than ever and are impressing all these who inspect
their big stock that "It Pays to Deal" with them. We would specially call your
attention to the following lines, all of which arc very complete. The Prices arc
Consistent with the Quality. We NEVER buy shoddy goods, nor do wc make
bogus statements.       Ask   Your Neighbour. ********
China and Cut Glass
Our sto:k of Gut Glass is very complete. We believe that Meriden Cut Glass
is thi finest in   America.   If you are really looking for quality we invite you to
inspect our range.
G jod Chun mikes a most acceptable gift.   There are larger ranges than ours, but
nothing finer.      We are clearing out this line and offer you 20 Per cenl-
discount from now till Xmas.
Xmas Cards and Calendars
We are showing a very large and well assorted range.     We are offering a regular
59:. local New Calendar for 25c.     They are the finest for sending East or to your
old home.   They help to boost Cranbrook and East Kootenay.
BE  A   LEGITIMATE   BOOSTER.
Brass and Copper Goods
Are the correct thing.      They are taking the place of other bright goods.      They
reflect an artistic and up-to-date taste.      You will show good judgment in selecting
them for your Xmas gift, and you get a better selection from us than any other
place in The Whole Kootenay.
Young Ladies Appreciate
to the very fullest extent a carefully selected Dressing Case or Manicure Set.     We
have experts who will cheerfully advise you as to the proper one to select.   Consult
Mrs. Noble, Miss Kittson or Miss Johnson—They are experts.
Frank Murphy (Bi Billy Harrison
are both experts on the subject of Gifts to Gentlemen.   With the many
gentlemen's presents we have it will be no difficulty for you to decide after
consulting these gentlemen.
Toys, Toys, and then more Toys
Have you inssected our stoek?      Do you realize what time and trouble we took to
collect all these?   They are a daisy bunch and you can get something to please
the heart of any child.     You must buy the bulk of your toys from us, for we have
ths stock.   So please buy early, help us and help yourself.
We will appreciate it.
Our Book Department
Is having a great run and justly, for we have a very fine selection. Gift Books of
all kinds for 25c. to $25.00. We are making a feature of supplying a Holly Box
with each book, ft adds a lot to the Xmas effect. Come and see the biggest stoek
of books in the Kootenays. Specials—"The Foreigner," Ralph-Connor; "Ballads of
aCheechako," "Service."
Come early and often to the Big Store
with the little prices where
Quality   Counts
BEATTIE & ATCHISON
The Santa Claus Store
"WHERE   IT  PAYS TO   DEAL"
Your Mall Order is appreciated here.
(Continued on page six.) THE   CHANBHOOK   HERALD
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PABST
Extends Greetings
To All Patrons
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A. L. McDERMOT, Esq.,
Agent lor Pabst Beer,
CRANBROOK, B.C.
Dear Sir
Kindly convey to all Patrons ol Pabst Beer, through the
Medium oi the Cranbrook Herald, our sincere appreciation and
heartfelt thanks lor their kind patronage during the past year.
We extend to all Christmas Greetings with wishes ior a
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Yours very sincerely,
PABST   BREWING Co.'y.
I   have  the   best   Old   Ports,  Sherry  Wines,  and   Brandies,   the   mirket   produces.
ORDER   YOUR   XMAS  LIQUORS   NOW.
A. L McDermot
WHOLESALE
WINE MERCHANT
Phone 17.      Cranbrook, B.C.
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WHERE YOU CAN ALWAYS RECEIVE PROMPT
ATTENTION AND THE BEST OF COODS
We wish our many customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year; also
calling your attention to the fact our stock of Delicacies for the Great Dinner of the
Year are the very best procurable. New stock of Walnut, Pecan, Brazil, Almond,
Filbert, and Peanuts,    Choice Imperial Chester Raisins in one and five pound boxes.
FRESH   FRUITS
Nave! and Jap Oranges
Grape Fruit and Malaga Urnpcs
Winter Nollio Pears
Choice Table and Cooking Apples
VARIETIES,   SUCH   AS
Jonathans,  Baldwins, Hoimui BeautieB
Greenings, Gunos, Win- Pirmains,
etc., etc.
CONFECTIONERY
Ovor'2 Ioiib «f carefully selected   Stoolt
Prioos and quality to suit everybody from
12Jo. to $1.00 por lb,
A swell line o! (ianong ti. It. Olioeolatos in
bulk goods; also in J lb,, 1 lb., 2 lb,, 11 lb. Hoses
nml Fancy Baskets, Something
pleasing to the eye uud taste.
No Christmas dinner is complete without the old time Sweet Cider
We handle Allan's No.  I.
Ashcroft Potatoes, Robin Hood and Anchor Brand Flours, are old time staples
but they uro necessary for Dressing for the Turkey und
for nice, light, fluffy Bread.
SMOKERS'   SUPPLIES
Our stock will be fouud complete and prices will be very cheap so as to make room for our growing
Grocery Business. We ure elosiug out this department, and will give our friends chances to buy Xmas
Presents in Pipes, Cigars, Pouches, Cigar nnd Cigarette Holders, Tobacco Jars, etc.. ot reduced prices.
Our opening order of Fancy China in Lamouse and Hand Painted Goods
just arrived and very nice.   Ladies, call and look it over.
We  will  have  The  Largest   Stock   of   Cut  Flowers  ever  shown  in  the   city
Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Sweet Peas, Lily of the Valley, etc.
Smilax and Wreathing for decorating.        -      -      -        Leave your order early.
The famous Frache Bros, hot-house Lettuce and Radishes
Nice    crisp   California   Celery,   Tomatoes,   Cucumbers
CAMPBELL  & MANNING
IHli NEW SAN FKANOSCO
IHffGE   EXPENDITURE   OF $465,
1100,0(10 ON NEW BUILDINGS.
Referring to Sau Francisco's rc-
omcrgence as a stately city, a special
correspondent of the "New York
Evening Post" reviews the course of
events as fallows: Earthquake and
fire visited, thc ciiy, uml lefl desolation behind. The enormous total of
28,1*8 buildings, valued at $105,000,-
OHO, were destroyed, and and other
damage doubled this amount. The
terrible .suddenness appalled the Inhabitants. Hut enthusiasm anil the
aid of others, with tho money received from the Insurance companies,
carried away tho sorrow of loss, and
Sun Francisco entered upon a period
nf unexampled Industrial activity.
The thought thai such a holocaust
might come and crumble the city
again apparently was not considered.
But reaction pul some check lo tbe
expansion, and brought home the real
difficulties to he overcome. Labor
unions restricted labor so sorely
needed and raised wages to boom
figures. Masons not $12 a dny for
eight hours, carpenters got $8, plumbers $10 and lathers $15, holding
back work, while money fur the
building was kepi al a high interest. Materials grew dearer, to...
and haulage and freight rates were
ml va need. Sl ill the money was
spent—the work hud to go on.
In May, 1007, began the greal
street car strike, and the local financial stringency. Hanks refused to
lend money for rebuilding. On top
of this tho wide-world money disturbance fell as a crushing blow. The
work wns stopped, but only Inr si
short time. When money hecame
available Sun Francisco invest men Is
were looked upon favorably, and the
city as a whole, business structures,
houses, streets, Improvements and
all grew even faster yet.
Oue hundred and sixty-five million
dollars in new hi ildlngs in forty
monllis is tho amazing record—more
♦ban 20,000 new structures completed in that time. These were rebuilt
to the greater glory of the city, bettor than before; the low wooden
houses which had stood here iind
there in thc midst of the skyscrapers arc replaced with modern ones,
for the most part fire-proof.
To guard this properly the city has
put in a modern flrc-flghting system,
which, it is said, will prevent any
such catastrophe ns lhc 1000 (ire.
The destruction then was due to defective water system. One main
supply pipe not only broughl all Ihe
water to tbe city, bul it was su
placed Hint when it was ruptured il
drained Hie reservoirs. For such an
accident to happen nirnin would mean
that five elaborate systems, each one
of which works independently   ot the
others,   must be   put out of    com-
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Thc most marked change is seen on
.Market street, the great central
avenue of the city for trade and traffic. Swept on both sides for nearly
two miles, from the ferry to Vun
Ness avenue, nothing was left except
Hie shells of several office buildings
whose interiors had heen gutted. The
Flood building, nt thc intersection of
Powell and Eddy streets; the Claus
Sprcckles building, and the Chronicle
building, in Newspaper Row, were
speedily completed. The famous
Palace hotel was a total ruin, and
the new building is now nearing completion.
Pheliin building, at the corner of
Market and O'Farrell streets, costing
more than (2,000,000, is a type of
the new buildings. In this building
tenants of stores pay $70 a month a
front foot.
Geary, Grant avenue, Post and
Sutter streets have become a new
center for the retail dry goods establishments.
Far finer structures have gone up
in thc banking and Insurance district. The Hank of California, the
Alaska Commercial company, the
First National hank and thc San
Francisco Savings union have erected
handsome buildings—the last on thc
old Illythe block, where property
costs $10,000 a front foot.
Tar Flat, the Irish tenement house
district, has completely changed Its
nature. The thousands of small
wooden buildings of 1000—which a
later ordinance has forbidden—have
given way to manufacturing and husiness plants. In this district there
is yet some idle property.
For this increase of business opportunities there has come also a
tide ol immigration to all thc places
about the hay, an unrestricted (lowing of the stream which was temporarily checked. It was expected
lhat the disaster would mean a retrograde movement in population,
but, according to the best estimates,
Ihere has heen an actual increase of
a quarter of a million people in the
San Francisco bay cities since 1000.
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WAD!-: MAV SUCCEED OLIVER.
Vancouver, H. C, Dec. 15.—It was
learned tonight from authoritative
Liberal sources that there is no
foundation for the report that Joe
Martin was to be sent for to take
the provincial Liberal leadership. As
a matter of fact, negotiations are on
foot suggesting F. C. Wade, who
was recently defeated in Vancouver,
ns leader, to succeed .lohn Oliver. It
declared that Wade is persona
grata with Sir Wilfrid, and that he
will in all likelihood he chosen.
ALL OVER
THE  PROVINCE!
The veteran G. C. Tunstall, S.M.
for many years past gold commissioner aud government agent at
Kamloops, retires at thc end of thc
year, and will be succeeded by E. T,
W. Pearse, whose position In turn
falls to E. Fisher, under the new
promotion plan.
In view of the frequency of highway robberies in thc Cariboo district, the provincial government has
decided, in addition to despatching a
guard with the mail stage hereafter,
to maintain a mounted constabulary
patrol on thc Cariboo road and adjacent trails. The rapid augmentation of population in the district In
consequence of the approach of railway construction, and the comparative inaccessibility of the country,
makes such a step advisable.
Reports from Rossland state that
the shaft of the Lc Roi 2 has reached
a depth of about 1270 feet, work on
it being steadily kept up and good
progress made. Thc progress of
this mine is a very convincing proof
of the fact that the ores of the
Rossland camp retain both value and
permanency at the deep levels, and
is a most satisfactory reply to the
croakers who were so common a feature around the camp a few years
ago. Thc Lc Roi 2 has a large
tonnage of ore in sight, and thc mine
throughout looks well and is in first-
class condition.
General Manager Ashworth of the
Crows Nest Pass Coal company reports that over 2,000 tons of conl
are being turned out daily at the
Coal Creek mines, and ns much nt
Michel, thus making an average of
over 4,000 tons a day from all the
mines. About 800 tons of this coal
is being turned into coke at the
Fernie ovens and nearly as much at
Michel. The Morrissey mines are
not being worked now and it may he
some time before they will again he
operated, as new development work
both at Coal Creek and Michel is occupying the attention of the management at present.
The representative at Kamloops of
the Duluth syndicate, who are jn-
dertaking development of some of
the richest copper propositions in
that camp, is reported as saying
that within six weeks or two months
active operations will commence   in
getting out thc ore, and that a
large number of men will be employed. The representative, Mr. E
C. Wallander, further stated that, as
soon as sufficient ore had been taken
out, the company would erect a
large smelter, with every facility for
shipment and treatment. The one
thing that the Kamloops mineral
properties have always needed has
been the possession of adquate smelting facilities within a reasonable distance of their output, and this item
of news will be particularly gratifying to the many people who are
aware of the great mineral wealth
of the district surrounding the inland capital.
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"HOME, SWEET HOME."
Perhaps at this particular time of
year, when everyone is celebrating
the birth of the Christ, whose mission on earth was to "Save His
people from their sins," our minds
are carried back more than ever to
childhood days and home.
Our sentiments and affections are
strangely moved by the utterance of
home—aye, w hat other word awakens such tender memories in the
mind?
Home! and the pallid features of
the care-worn woman flushes into
transitory beauty as she thinks of
the old homestead, with the fair
dreams of childhood ever clinging
around its sacred shelter.
Home! and the youth, fresh from
its protective Influence, just entering
inlo thc Insidious temptations of
Western life, pauses on the threshold
of revelry, ere he undertakes the
bewildering feat of "seeing life."
Home! and the fallen woman bows
her head and mourns over thc fair record of her past girlhood—now scared and blotted with the story of ber
degradation. The word brings no
consolation to her empty heart;
only thc memory of a stricken lather, and a desolate mother, weeping,
and still praying for her erring
daughter. Four, despised, outcast!
There is hope for thee in Him, whose
never-failing compassion and love
can bring the stricken sinner back to
"Home, sweet home!" The pathetic strains float In upon the liquor-
laden atmosphere of a saloon, and
the noisy throng of revelers hush
their unholy mirth to listen.
Observe the man, who tremblingly
holds the glass. How the strains
thrill his soul! Too well he remembers what it used to he ere the
curse of drink warped his manhood
and paralyzed his    will.    Alas!   he
so weak. Evil influences—unseen,
yet nevertheless subtle and enthrall-
ing—control him. Will no hand go
out to check him ere he takes
another step   downward?    One     is
watching the traces of emotion playing over his features as during those
brief moments of silence he dares to
look backward upon whnt "might
have been."
As we gather round our hearths,
in our cosy homes, where love and
cheerfulness reign, at this Christ-
mastidc can we not do something to set the "joy hells ringing"
in some cheerless heart? Amid the
foul atmosphere of sin, shame and
squalor, where fraud and vice hold
sway, even here Christ has found
His own—and raised them from the
lowest depths to a place in His kingdom.
"Home eternal is the guiding star
Forever hung   upon the   gates   of
heaven,
That they who wander mav behold a-
far
A   sign of     HOME   to wanderers
given."
F. E. Davidson.
ROYAL DUKE AS OCULIST
PERFORMED   5,000 OPERATIONS
FOR CATARACT WITHOUT
PAYMENT.
Duke Carl Theodore of Havana,
one of the most remarkable royal
personages in Europe, died recently
at Kreutt, in Bavaria, He was the
head of the ducal line of tlie house of
Wittelsbach, brother of the ill-fated
Empress Elizabeth of Austria, who
was assassinated by Luccheni at
Geneva, father of the future queens
of Havana and of thc Belgians, a relative of the mad King Ludwig, of
Havana, who committed suicide by
throwing himself into a lake, and
uncle of Crown Prince Kudolf, who
also committed suicide.
It was not, however, by his royal
connections thnt he will be best remembered but by the splendid services he rendered as an oculist. It
is estimated that he performed no
fewer than 5,000 operations for cataract alone, and all without fee, no
matter what the station of his
patient might he.
A tragedy led to his taking up
medicine. In 1867 his first wife, a
daughter of King John ot Saxony,
died (rom diphtheria. Her sufferings
during her illness were so intense
that Duke Karl determined henceforth to devote himself to the doctor's art.
He resigned his commission as
major of artillery, saying: "So
many of us are soldiers, whoso business It is to kill, that it is high
time some of us took to curing."
After he had taken his degree he
turned his house at Tcgernsee into a
hospital, which he and his second
wife, a Princess of Hragan/a, managed together.
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(From our owu correspondent.)
Mr. P. Lund arrived home a few
days ago from a business trip to
coast points.
Miss Etta JUcEachcrn arrived home
from Cranbrook on Sunday afternoon
after spending a week with Mrs. 11.
Hrown in the St. Eugene hospital.
Mr. IL C. Adney was in Cranbrook
last Monday on business.
Master I larris Bohart arrived
home a few days ago to spend his
vacation with his parents here.
«Mr. Gomer Jones was in Cranbrook a few days ago on business,
Mr. Salmon, music teacher of
Cranbrook, took charge of the
music class as usual last Monday
afternoon.
Mr. Bert Brown spent Friday last
with his wife who is ill in Cranbrook hospital. Latest reports say
that she is improving nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. I). Breckenridge, who
have heen visiting relatives and
friends in Claresholm and Calgary
arrived home on Friday last.
Mrs. R. A. Green arrived home a
few days ago after spending a lew
days with Cranhrook friends.
Mr. Ham, of Cnlgary, representing
the Western Canada Flour Mills Co.,
was in town a few days ago.
Mr. Nickolson was in town on
Thursday.
Mr. Geo. Wilson left for Portland
a few days ngo to spend tbe Christmas vacation with friends.
Mr. Arthur Luud, of Marysville,
spent Monday with friends in town.
Mr. J. . McLaren spent Sunday
with Cranhrook friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Custer
moved a few days ago into one of
the new cottages on Laurier avenue.
Mr. Minielly, of the government
bridge gang, who has been ill during
the past few days, left on Monday in
company with his hrothor, for Spokane, where he intends to consult a
specialist regarding treatment.
Mr. E. Godwin spent Monday with
Cranbrook friends.
Messrs. Moore, McWllliams and
Laidlaw spent Monday in town.
Mr. Burley, representing Matthew
Towers, of Montreal, was in town
this week ou business.
Messrs. Breckenridge and Lund
were in Galloway this week on lumber business.
Thc newly organized choir made
their first appearance iu the choir
stand last Sunday evening. Too
much cannot he said regarding their
success. If the people of the congregation will lie kind enough to assist thc leader, .Mr, Sheppard, in
every possible way, we feel sure that
his eFl'orts in behalf of the choir will
not be in vain.
The customary public examination
was held in the school house last
Friday afternoon. Thc school was
beautifully decorated with red, white
and blue, Christmns bells and evergreens. Thc children, who wero
trained by their teacher, Miss Morrison, gave an excellent program mo
of music, songs, "and recitations. Mr.
A. Sheppard occupied the chair in
his usual able manner. Several of
the parents and friends of the
children enjoyed the performances
with them.
PROPOSED COPPER TRUST.
According to the Berlin "Bocrsen
Zettung," the capital of the suggested copper trust would amount to
$500,000,000, which would partly be
in tho form of ordinary shares uud
partly preference shares. The latter
arc intended Tor lhe acquisition ol
properties, whilst the ordinary shares
are to be employed us compensation
fm- the transfer nf the Individual
companies. Mr, John I). Hyiin, president of ihe Amalgamated Copper
company, is destined as mniingor ol
the new under Ink lug, and, aecotdlng
to the plan now arranged, lhe smelling and refilling of Hie ore is to be
attended lo by Ibe Guggenheim Interests, whilst the Cole-Ryan Syndicate is lo supervise (he working of
the mines and the delivery of the ore
to the smelters. The disposal of tbu
refined modal is reserved to the
Lewisohn interests, through the intermediary of the United Metals
Selling company. The proposal is
to be made to the Rothschilds as
representatives of the Rio Tinto Company to associate themselves villi
the maintenance tjf the syndicate's
price, so thnt a minimum of 15
cents per Ih. could ho maintained
throughout the world.
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A sprained nnklo will usunllv disable the injured person for three or
four weeks. This Is due to lack of
proper treatment. When Chamberlain's Liniment is anplied a cure may
be effected in three or four days. This
liniment is one of the host nnd most
'remarkable preparations in use. Sold
by all druggists and dealers. THE   OBAN BROOK   II RII ALU
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
OFFICE. TORONTO
ESTABLISHED IUI
1.1. walker, pmident I Paid up Capital, $10,000,000
aLHAHDSEuiRD,G.iierii Mm^er | Reserve Fund, -  6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
COUNTRY RII^INF^^ E™ry f,lcilitv afforded to farmer! ud
■uuunini Buaii-itdj)   otlu.rs for-th0 trnnsaction of „,,,,
banking business.    Sales notes will he cashed or taken for collection.
RANKING  RY  MAM    Accounts tuav be opened by mail and
unumuuui   mniL.     nlonies deposited or wlthdrawo la tltta
way with equal facility. Ut
■g.T.Brymner. Hanager Cranbrook Branch
ADDITIONAL LOCALS    !
C. H. Read   has   taken   over   the,
management ot the Jap mill- *.
Good   assortment   of    men's coat ■
sweaters at Pye's. !
H. L.   Sawyer and    J. D. Sawyer;
were   visiting   their   brother "Doc" I   speaking to ibe    memb
Sawyer last week. | p^meis' institute on Sa
See Santa Claus at the Cranbrook. <jri the subject" of stuck bi
Creek last Saturday. The payroll
has been gradually but -surely increasing for the past six months aud
the coal output has grown in proportion.
Get our printed catalogue of new
books at the Cranbrook Drug and
Book Co.
Investors Take Notice ii
See   Clarence White   and
John  Sullivan
KITCHENER,
B. C.
For Mining Properties, Fruit Land,
and Timber Limits.
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We huve received a full line of Dry Goods direct from the
Manufacturers of China and Japan.
SILK WAISTS AND PATTERNS,   SCARFS,   KIMONAS,
DRESSING GOWNS,      PETTICOATS,     TABLE CENTRES,
LADIES' ANO GENTLEMEN'S FANCY AND PLAIN
HANDKERCHIEFS, ETC.. ETC., ALSO
BRASS WARE, CHINA WARE, RATTAN WARE, LACQUERED WARE
All ut Lowest Prices.
DAN  YUAN  TONG   BROS.
Box 302--The Silk Importers,' Durick Avenue—Phone 219
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Wo are coustuntly hearing of
ANOTHER HOLD-UP IN TOWN
We have a Snap that is certainly no hold-up
LOOK AT THIS
The most modern, up-to-date residence in the city.
Absolutely new, choice locution, overy convenience.
Concrete foundation, large basement, furnace, fireplace.
bath, electric light und water.
FOR
WARD &
QUICK SALE
ENQUIRE
LITTLE,
HAKER     STREET
CK.VNHROOK, B.C.
Agents The Great West Permanent Loan & Savings Co.
SCHOOL REPORT FOR DECEMBER
EXAMINATION      RESULTS      IN
SENIOR DIVISIONS AND PROMOTIONS  IN  JUNIOR
DIVISIONS.
On roll  Ave.   At.  P.C
Div. I.
Div. II.
Div. III.
Div. IV,
Div. V. ...
Div. VL .
Div. VII.
n
35
45
■17
10
30.90
2K (17
till
52.00
.50
01.22
86.00
Totals      868      2.10.73      80.12
Owing to tho lack ol proper ac
commodatlon sunt' the burning ol
the school the attendance has not
been satisfactory. On the opening
ol the new school aflei New Vear's
if the environment is nol sufficient to
guarantee regular attendance, the
compulsory ad will bo enforced.
RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS IN
ORDER OK MERIT.
Division l—I., J, Cranston
Mamie Mackcy, Detilall Sl nail,
Raymond Armstrong, Florence
Wood, Sydney Elmer, David Simp
son, Will Brownlee, Lily McCowan,
.lack llaslam, Sadie Gltlls, Frank
Crydcrmnii, Wilfred Dallas, Charlie
Morrison, Herman BInkley, dllvo
White, Madge Robertson, Louise Elmer, Hattie llcrch, Rachac! Bnrdgett, orviiie Dow, .loule Drummond,
Bertram Murgatroyd, Arthur Fowler, Carl Mackcy, Melton Leek, Ber
nice Fraser, Nellie Crowe, Winnlfred
Deacon, Frank McDonald.
Division II.-Miss Caldwell
Junior IV. to Senior III.
Harold Stevenson, Francis Drummond, Lauretta Armstrong, Katherine McCallum, Eva Conlcy, Jenny
Patton, Vincy Doris, Percy Bardgctt,
Mabel Passmore, Florence Bathey,
Nathan Barnhardt, Charlie Barnhardt, Laura Richards, Harriet
Kennedy, Karle Stuart, Ralph Laurie, Mqy Pyatt, Joseph English,
Wanda Fink, Hazel Taylor, Gladys
Hickenbotham, Carl Gill, Walter
Tucker, Vada Boyter, Rotlo Johnson,
Gordon Wallinger, Grade lliggins,
Marion Robertson, Gordon Fowler,
Edith Adderley, Willie Laurie, Alice
Reed, Archie Chlsholm, Irving Leask,
Marguerite Drummond, Wesley Finlay, Mildred Carson, Addie Dennett,
Keta Cameron, Carrie Moore.
Ne
more
God
McD>
Neil
AI be
I.am
mer,
Uici
Cars
man,
Division 111.—Miss Alward.
Junior III. to Senior II.
il    McCallum,     Katherine Whit*
,   Vincent   Kink,   Willie Moore,
Cook,    Dorothy Mackey, Edith
maid,  Lottie   I.eask,  Noble   Me-
Vcra Bradwin, Gladys Johnson,
it    Laurie,    Olive    Dow,  Mamie
io, Katherine Cannon, Irene El-
Noel Wallinger, Hazel Griffith,
Wood, Nigel   Thompson, Mtna
i,   Dora    Grant, Harold Colp-
Artliur   Burch, Antonio Mont-
It,   Robert     Burch,   Delia   Dow,
Ralnsford      Parks,    Melvin    Burton,
Jrunswlck    Hamilton,    Grace   Bnrd-
gett, Dolar Brault.
PROMOTIONS
Division  IV.—Miss Stewart
Junior 11*   to Senior 11.
Blanche   Brault,    Enid Gill, (Veil
Alexander,   Helen    McKinstry, Mer-
i i 11    I .cask,   Wai I er   Meyers,   1 Inzcl
Dan forth,    Lottlo     Moore,    Russell
St     ElOls,    Jessie  Coliisim,   Dorothy
Whitmore,   Douglas    Klnnts,    Hnrry
Dm is, Sydney Murgatroyd.
Division V.—Miss Hall
Second Primer to First Render
I'-aite King, Chlng Loy, Nellie
Marceltals, Donald Kennedy, Leslie
Colpman, Gordon Taylor, Lla Art,
Kred Bradley, Gordon Argue, Mel-
vlllc Dallas, Helen Whitmore, Dorothy Reed, Antoinette Bougie, Rosa
Tito, Armani) English.
First Primer to Second Primer
Howard Armstrong, Denny Daniels,
Harold Leask, Mary Leask, Roy
Joyce, Grade McKerlancc, Masie
Small, Crosslcy Taylor, Violet
Simpson, Belle McKinstry, Frank
Bottcrill, George Dickinson, Ruby
Deacon, Adrian Montpetit, Cyril
Grayson, David Patton, Walter
Laurie, Harold Dantorth, Truo
Perry, Gladys Brooks, Lillian Mc-
C ready.
Division VL—Miss Fraser—Neglected to send in promotion list before
leaving on holidays.
A concert was held in Mr. Cranston's and Miss A1 ward's divisions
on Friday afternoon consisting of
recitations, tendings, songs and a
debate, alter which refreshments
were served by the girls. The whole
nffnir was pronounced a huge success.
Drug and Book Co
Rev. A. E. Hetherington, of New
Westminster, occupied the pulpit <>t
the Methodist church last Sunday.
Meals   at all   hours at thc Palace
Mrs. R. Owens and Mrs. F. Clifton, of Sirdar, were in thc city last
Tuesday.
Get your Christmas dinner at the
Palace restaurant.
C. Carnelinson left on Saturday
fot an extended visit with Iriends ih
Edmonton.
Holly, cut flowers and wreathing at
Campbell and Manning's.
Robert Robson, ol Mayook, left on
Friday to spend his holidays with
his son in Winnipeg.
See thc exceptional values in china
at the Cranbrook Drug and Book Co.
Frank Angers left yesterday for
Finlay creek on a two months' prospecting trip.
Try our sausages and be satisfied.
—P. Woods and Co.
Born—At Cranbrook, B. C, on
Monday, December 20th, 1909, to
Mr. and Mrs. Ira P. Manning, a son.
Holly, cut flowers and wreathing at
Campbell and Manning's.
Paul Handley and wife, and Mrs.
Miller, of Marysville, were in the
city Monday.
We are headquarters for toys, at
the Cranbrook Drug and Book Co.
George Harvey and W. Jamieson
have returned to the city, after completing their contract tor P. Lund's
new house at Wardner.
Pye's hockey shoes make excellent
Christmas gifts.
You only use the-best for your
Christmas dinner. See P. Woods Ac
Co. for the best in all kinds of meats
and poultry,
See the fancy silk mufflers at
plain prices at Pye's.
Weather permitting, the city band
under Bandmaster Corrison, will
render a program on Christmas
morning at the old band stand
Best oysters In town at P. Woods
and Co.
Miss Lillian Leask, who has   been
attending   college    in   Calgary,
spending her   holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Leask,
Christmas poultry in great variety
restaurant,
Mrs. G. P. Tisdale, French avenue,
will receive on Tuesday, January
4th, 1910, and afterwards on the
third Tuesday of each month.
Strictly fresh eggs, 75c. per dozen
at J. Manning's, the Cash Grocer.
In the early part of January a public meeting will be held tor the purpose ot organizing a civilians' rifle
association. Time and place of
meeting will be announced later.
Books! Books! Books! The largest
stock in East Kootenay at the Cranbrook Drug and Book Co.
At a meeting ot thc cabinet ii
Victoria on Saturday last, the application ot the Cranbrook Power and
Light company originally considered
at a former executive session, was
approved in so far as the contemplated additional works are concerned, subject to certain special conditions duly provided for.
Ripe tomatoes, cauliflower, lettuce
and celery at Campbell and Manning's.
Secretary Allison, of the Cranbrook board of trade, is in receipt of
a letter from Stuart J. Schofleld, of
tho Massachusetts Institute of Technology, acknowledging a copy of a
pamphlet on East Kootenay, and intimating that he will endeavor 'to
have some of the interesting facts
contained therein Inserted in his report on the East Kootenay district.
We are now handling home made
mince meat in small pails, especially
put up for family use.—P. Burns and
Co.
A gang of counterfeiters who have
a plant either in the city, or not far
out, have been at work for several
days past and succeeded, it is said,
iu passing considerable bogus money
in Vancouver city and in North Vancouver. Many reports of bogus silver coins have reached police headquarters and detectives are using
every effort to get at the bottom ot
it.
FOR SALE—Five roomed cottage
on Fenwick avenue, with henery and
coal and wood shed. Light and
water.    Apply B. McGoldrlc.    45-2t»
The city of Fernie has been sorely
tried, but her people still wear the
smile that won't come oft. With the
repeated monthly announcements of
the regularly increasing payroll and
tonnage of the Crow's Nest Pass
Coal company the smile has been
perceptibly broadening for the past
six months, says the Fernie Free
Press. Present indications aro that
tho smile will continue to expand for
some time to come. The payroll
Tor tho month of November amounted
to some one hundred and seventy
thousand dollars. Of this amount
approximately $100,000 was paid, to
the    employe*  ia   Fernie and Coal
rs of the
urduy last
■eding, Dr.
y view of
..i the ilis-
aid    great
carrying
ssllke and
poses     Hie
, Shorthorn
considered
i'f all dairy
tl \\ ;is se-
cied tbat a
sed ;is a
' lodder to
J, Wi Rutledge took a re
thc luture possibilitios
trict in this respect, but
stress on the necessity :
the business in a busi
intelligent manner; if lin ding lor
beef 'purposes nr for milk purposes
the object should be kept in view,
and not the Increase "I thi herd number only , Foi beef pui
speaker recommended thi
and for milk purposi s he
tbe Holstfln al tiie head
breeds, but whatever hrei
lecteii it sliould be lememi
well bred annual, well rail
calf, does not require moi
nourish him than an unthrifty mongrel, and when ready for sale, will
fetch a price "that will well repay the
breeder for his trouble. In speaking
of horse breeding, the doctor said he
considered this dislriel very favorable indeed Ior the purpose, being far
in advance of most parts of the
country on account of the absence of
underbrush, and the presence of much
nutritious vegetation. As with
cattle, the importance of breed, nud
the care of the foals when young
were emphasized, aud where only
cayuse mares were available iL was
pointed out that, by the consistent
use of pure bred sires, Hie herd
could be quickly improved. The
paper included a short bul, concise
history of the principle breeds, nnd
recommended the Porcheron as lbe
premier heavy horse and the Standard
bred as the most suitable and prolil-
ablc light horse. An interesting
discussion followed, after which the
meeting closed with a heart) vole ot
thanks to Dr. Rutledge ror his address. At the ne.\t meeting of the
institute on Wednesday, the 2IHh
inst., Mr. T. S. Gill will read a
paper on bee keeping, which will be
illustrated by the aid of hives,
combs, etc., and will also deal with
thc importance of bees iu connection
with fruit growing.
CRANBKOOK LAND DISTRICT,    j
SOUTHERN    DIVISION OK KAST)
KOOTKNAY.
TAKE NOTICE lhat John W.
Dlake, nf Wasa, B. C, occupation
Rancher, intends to apply fur permission to purchase the following
described  lands;
Commencing at this pnst, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 40
chains, thenco north 10 chains,
thence cast 10 chains, theuce north
to tbe Kootenay river, thence upstream to the south-east corner of
Lot 8155, thence to the point of
commencement.
John W. Blake,
B.W.S. lliggins, Cranbrook, Agent,
November 25th,  1000. -la-SK'
MINERAL  ACT.
(Form F.)
CERTIFICATE       OF      IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
RENO AND JUNO MINERAL
CLAIMS, SITUATE IN THE
KORT STEELE MINING Dl\ I-
SION OK EAST KOOTENAV
DISTRICT.
WHERE     LOCATED:      ON      THE
WEST KORK   OK ST. MARY'S
RIVER,    ABOUT KOUK MILES
ABOVE THE "FORKS."
TAKE   NOTICE that   1,    John (!.
Cummings, F.M.C.   No. B2435Q, acting as agent for J. C. Hooker, K.M..
C. No. BUlla', and Joseph II. Wright.
Free   Miner's   Certilicatc No. Hiilll,
intend, sixty days   from date hereoi,
to apply to thc Mining Recorder   foi
Certificates of Improvements, for the
purpose   of obtaining Crown   Grants
uf the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of September
A.D. 1909.
<1U-!H* J. G. Cummings.
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(Imperial Bank ol Canada
U. M, W. OF A. ELECT OFFICERS
The annual election of officers fur
District 18, U. It, W. of A., took
place last week and resulted in tlie
return of District President Powell
unopposed, and the re-election of
Vice-President Stubbs, and Secretary-Treasurer A. .1. Carter, and the
election of Charles Gamer, of Michel, over former International Hoard
-Member, Peter Patterson, liy 11 large
majority.
Nat Howells, of Miclicl, was elected district board member for sub-
district 1; .1. O. .lones, of Coleman,
for sub-district 2; John Larson, of
Lethbridge, for No. :t and A. II.
Fox, of t'aninoii-, for sub-district No.
1.
These witli tbe executive uf District No. 18, compose llu* district
board for district 18 for lhe year.
This board is the body through
which the miners of the big district
transact their routine business.
The membership of lbe district
now numbers 1,000, and i.s constantly
growing.
Patmore Bros, have issued a
pretty little calendar for 11I10.
FOR KENT.
have ten two room shacks   lor
rcat   near thc  C.P.R.. freight sheds;
now readv; furnished or unfurnished.
«-»t W. R. Beatty.
CHANBHOOK LAND DISTRICT.
DISTRICT   OK KOOTENAY.
TAKE NOTICE that Francis
Cartwright Lawe, of the City of
Kernie, in the Province of British
Columbia, Solicitor, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the ful-
iuwing described lauds:
Commencing at a puiut un the
north boundary uf tbe A. .1. Kar-
quharsua purchase about twenty-
three (28) chains west uf the Klk
Kiver and about twenty (2(1) ihains
north of District Lot (103(1, tlience
north twenty-nine (29) chains, more
or less, to the west bank ol the
Elk River, tbenee down stream thirty-two (*J2) cbaias, mere ur less, to
a point twenty (20) chains nortli
Irom the north boundarv of said
Lot 0030, Group One (1), Kootenay
District, tbenee west twenty-three
(2:1) ehains, more or less, to puint ol
commencement.
Dated this 28th day ol November,
1000. 42-9t
Francis C. Lawe.
NOTICE.
IN TIIE MATTER OK AN APPLICATION for thc issue ol a Duplicate
Certificate ol Title to an undivided
l-3rd of Lot 2377, Group One, Kootenav District.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that it is my intention to issue at
the expiration of one month after the
lirst publication hereoi a duplicate ol
the Certificate ol Title to the above
mentioned land in the name of
Frank P. Hogan, which Certificate
is dated the llth November, 1901.
and numbered 926A.
T. M. Bowman,
Deputy District Registrar.
II. McLeod,
Land Registry Office,
Nelson, B. C,
12-lt November 19th, 1900.
NOTICE.
IN TIIE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES WINDING UP ACT,
1898.
—and—
IN THE MATTER OK THE WATER SUPPLY COMPANY, LIMITED.
NOTICE IS HEREHY GIVEN
that the: Creditors of the above named Company, which is being voluntarily wound-up, are required, on or
belore the 18th dav of December,
1909, to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their
debts or claims accompanied with
prool thereol to N. I. Harrison, the
Liquidator ol thc Company, at the
Company's olhcc in the City uf Cranbrook,
In thc event nf anv creditor not
smiting such particulars uf prool un
or before the aloresaid day be will
be excluded from the benefit of anv
distribution made before bis debt or
claim Is proved.
Da-ted at Cranbrouk, B. C, this
12th dav ot November. 1009.
W. K. Gurd,
35-5t       Solicitor fnr the Liquidator,
NOTICE.
IN TIIE MATTER OK AN APPLICATION for the issue ol a Duplicate
Certificate ol Title to an undivided
2-3rds o! Lot 2377, Group One, Kootenav District.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that it is mv intention to issue at
tlie expiration of one month after the
lirst publication hereoi a duplicate of
tlie Certificate ol Title to the above
mentioned land in the name cf
William G. Carlin and Alfred Doyle,
wliich Certificate is dated the 28th of
August, 1001, and numbered 092A.
T. M. Bowman,
• Deputy District Registrar.
II. McLeod,
Land Registry Office,
Nelson, B. C,
12-lt November 10th, 1000.
HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO
\ CAPITAL AUTHORIZED
♦ CAPITAL PAID UP     -
RESERVE      -
$10,000,000.00
5,000,000.00
5,000000 00
D. R. WILKIE, President.
HON. ROBERT JAFFRAY, Vice-President
Accounts   of   Corporations,   Municipalities,    .Merchants.
Farmers and Private Individuals invited.
Drafts and Letters of Credit issued available iu any part of
the world.
SAVINliS  DKl'Ain'MKNT  -  Special    .mention
given to Savings Hank Accounts.    Deposits of $1.00   and
upwards received and interest allowed from dute of deposit.
Cranbrook Branch: J. F. M. PINKHAM, Mgr.
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Christmas isjnear
Hut I am here with n full stock 11'
WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS
fortheXmas 1'rade. A look at my window will convince vou
that I have the stoek to select from, but theie are mnnv other
lines in stock to choose from as **■■'.!.
riutz Extra and Schlitz Beer
Dawson's and Corby's Whiskeys
And Melcher's Red cross (iin
always in stock. Koll iii,- ol Glasses aud !;,ir Fixtures
A.   C.   BOWNESS   l,;ho°rl&
CRANBROOK LAND DISTRICT.
DISTRICT   OP   SOUTHERN DIVISION, EAST KOOTENAY.
TAKE NOTICE that Elizabeth C.
Cummings, of Cranbrook, B, C, occupation, Married Woman, intends to
apply (or permission to purchase thc
following descrihed land:
Commencing at a post planted at
the south-east corner of Lot 8752,
Group 1, Kootcuay District, thence
south SO chains, more or less, to the
north boundary of Lot 341, Group 1,
thence westerly along said north
boundary 80 chains, thence northerly
HO chains, more or less, to the south
boundary of Lot 8752, thence easterly along said south hounnnry 80
chains, more or less, to point ol
commencement, nnd containing six
hundred anil forty acres, more or
leva.
KliznlieMi C. CumuiingR.
Dated 15tb October, 11)00.       33-Jlt
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EASTERN CANADA
EXCURSIONS
Low Round Trip Rates to
ONTARIO, QUEBEC and
MARITIME PROVINCES
Tieketfi on snle Dec. 1  to  Dec.  'il, in
elusive, good to   return  within three
montlis.
Tickets issued in connection Atlantic
Steamship   Business   will   lie nn sale
from Nov. 21 and limited to live months
from date of isme
Finest    Equipment.    Standard   First
Class and Tourist Sleeping Curs nn.l
Dining Curs on all Tlnouirli Trunin.
Compartment • Libmry • Observation
Cars on "Imperial Limited" and "Atlantic Express."
3-Through Express Trains Daily-3
THE "TORONTO EXPRESS"
leaves Winnipeg daily at 22 10, making
connections nt Toionto for all points
East and West tlioroof.
The "IMPERIAL LIMITED" leaves
Winnipeg dailv al IS 16, nnd tho "ATLANTIC EXPRESS" at 8.00 dally,
making connection at Montreal for all
point. Kast thereof.
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SPRING   CHICKENS
We lmve just received a fine lot of Eastern  fresh killed
poultry, good enough  to  please anybody.      We are also
receiving a fresh shipment of Shell Oysters, Crabs and
Lobsters for Christmas nnd New Vear.
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WE    SELL
THE VERY FINEST CEYLON TEA
SALADA
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REMEMBER, the sale is GUARANTEED
prE  J. HANN1NG T«bnq
Letterheads Memos
Billheads Envelopes
Statements Loose Leaf Binders
STYLE, QUALITY AND FINISH SECOND TO NONE
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To
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Telephone Ne 11 THE  CRANBROOK  HERALD
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THK PAPER THAT 18 READ BY THK PKOPLK
DECEMBER 23, 1909
CRANBROOK HERALD
Br the Herald   Publishing Compaay,
Umitcil.
P, .1. Deane, Managing Editor.
EDITORIAL NOTES
The Herald very cordially extends
to all its readers the Compliments o!
tbe season and hopes thnt one and
all may enjoy a truly happy Christ-
mass. Fortunately, so lar as ihis
cily and district are concerned,
there is every reason to believe that
it will be within the power of all to
share in the customary festivities of
Christmastide, grateful fnr past favors and lull of confidence in the future.
The announcement contained in this
issue that the Canadian Consolidated
has secured control of the Sullivan
mine and will at once start operations, will be welcome news to our
readers. Thc Sullivan is a well
known property and under the skillful management of the Canadian Consolidated should speedily resume un
important place among the ore producing mines of South Kast Kootenay. Kor the present no decision
appears to have been reached regarding the smelting plant at
Marysville, but iu due course we may
hope to see that plant once again iu
active operation. Meanwhile it is
good to know that the Sullivan is
again to be operated.
Another announcement of very considerable local import contained iu
this issue is that direct telephonic
communication now exists between
Cranbrook and Calgary. The Kootenay Telephone Lines, Ltd., has
followed an aggressive course ever
since its inauguration. Steadily it
is branching out, north, south, east
and west, and making Cranbrnok a
very important center. lt is gratifying to realize that this concern is
a purely local undertaking, that
Cranbrook men arc at its head and
responsible for its management. They
have displayed strong faith in the
future- of Cranbrook and have boldly
prosecuted plans of development,
which it is hoped will reap them a
rich reward.
Thc Christmas season finds thc
people of the old land in the thick of
the most momentous election campaign in many years. Broadly
speaking, the issues are pretty well
understood by the bulk of the
people this side of the Atlantic, but,
possibly, a clear, concise exposition
of the crucial point at stake, as outlined by Sir Edward Orey, secretary
of state (or foreign affairs, in the
course of a recent speech at Leith,
may prove both interesting and instructive Sir Kdward Orey said
tbey were in for the greatest fight
this country had known for many a
generation. Thc house of lords had
given them open defiance, und it had
asserted its right to say whether the
Liberal government was to exist or
not. From the moment it was
elected the house of lords had been
watching for its opportunity to destroy thc house of commons, only they
delayed because they wished to find
ground favorable to themselves. They
had chosen their ground. Whether
they were quite sure it was favorable
to themselves he was not so certain.
It was only a year ago since the
leader of the Conservative parly in
the house of commons said lhat the
house of commons had uncontrolled
power over finance. What did he
make of that statement now? Tbey
waited for an explanation of that
change of front. They might have
had their fight with the house of
lords before; they might have had it
over the English education act, 1006.
But ho thought they were right not
to take it then, because by remaining
in office they had saved the country
from great dangers in South Africa,
and they had established a scheme of
army reform which had appealed to
the whole country and enlisted its
spirit in support of thc voluntary
army. Now the fight had come they
had nn choice but to fight it through
to thc end, and he was glad that
they had no choice.
Twenty-five years ago the house nf
lords rejected the extension of the
franchise, but then they recoiled before the consequences of their own
act, and before the rising indignation
of the country. This time, however,
there was no retreat for the house of
lords. There was no opportunity
for repentance. Tho deed they Imd
done was beyond recall, and they had
burned their hoots. Their claim
amounted . to this, that no Liberal
government could hold office except
during the pleasure of the house of
lords. They intended to fnrht to lhc
end that claim of thc house of lords
to interfere with finance, rind they
must fight for more than that he-'
cause In this struggle, if tho claim of
the house of lords was once admitted,
the consequence must be the increased domination and ascendancy of the
bouse nl lords iu future years. It
was mil ft mere passing issue. It
carried with it consequences to one
side or ihe other. Tbey intended il
sliould have Ibis consequence, that
after llie struggle was over they (the
Liberals) should assert for ever the
right nf tbe house of commons to be
uncontrolled with regard to finance,
ami tbey should assert for the future
lhe right lo conditions as between
tin- two houses of parliament which
would make it possible for a Liberal
government not only to exist, but to
bold office on fair and equal conditions Whai chance had a Liberal
government ol making the best of
ils term nf office if it was constantly
to be confronted with a house of
lords ready lo mar, to deface, to
wound, or lo wreck its measures-
waiting with irreconcilable hostility
for ground favorable to itself on
which to obstruct Liberal measures
or to put an end lo tbe existence of
a Liberal house of commons? What
they ought to have was that in future when a Liberal government was
in power, it should at any rate start
fair wilh the second chamber. With
a second chamber composed of an
overwhelming Conservative majority
Ihere was bound to come in thc end
a deadlock, unless one or two things
happened—either tbat they had a
second chamber responsive to the
feeling of the country or that, if the
house of lords remained as it was,
they bad some settled arrangement
between the two houses by which the
settled, decided opinion of the house
of commons should iu the long run
prevail.
Tlie house of lords had said to thc
Liberal house of commons, "You
have been there long enough. You
bave sat too long. Four years, perhaps three years, is enough since you
last appealed lo the people. Mow
iln we know you would be elected
again today? We ourselves have
said we are in favor, some of us, of
shorter parliaments." "Yes," said
Sir Kdward, "I am prepared for
shorter parliaments, but I am not
prepared to submit to thc dictation
of the bouse of lords—which says
that when a Conservative government is in power there should be
septennial parliaments und when a
Liberal government is in power there
shall he triennial parliaments." Who
were those people who said the government bad sat long enough? They
were people who most of them had
never themselves been before • con-
slitueney. People who sat there
for life themselves thought four years
was too long for thc Liberal government. The people, the bulk ol
whom had not been chosen by anybody at all, but sat tliere by the accident of birth. The house of lords
as at present constituted was of all
others the least entitled to demand
shorter parliaments. Uut the house
oi lords were good enough to admit
that they were not perfect—or some
of them admitted it. Lord Kosc-
bery told them so the other day in
language that was a little strong for
the bouse of lords. He was not surprised to gather that that speech
had not been popular in the house of
lords.
Wben the house of lords, having rejected their finance bill, talked of reform, he said it would have been hetr
ter if they had reformed themselves
before tlicy took lhat important
step. What, moreover, did they
mean hy reform? Was it real or
sham reform? lf it meant merely to
make themselves into a smaller body
of superior persons chosen by themselves, that was not reform at all.
No reform would be a real reform
unless it involved the abolition of the
hereditary principle—and the substitution of popular election. Ile was
in favor of a second chamber. One
of bis grievances was tbat tbey had
no second chamber. They were at
lhe beginning nf a struggle so big
that some lurger aspects of that
sl niggle than they could yet realize
must become apparent as the struggle
progressed, but this he knew, that in
ihe struggle the Liberal parly was
going to fight on the side which was
that of liberty, and trust In the
people. Tbey would fight the
struggle through, and, with thc
people's help, they would prevail and
establish the position of the house of
commons.
SASK-ALTA semi-steel grates will
stand 90fl drgrees more heat than
other grates. Let us show vou.—
Patmore Hros.
NOTICE.
Parties forwarding Christmas
presents to points In the United
States by express must guarantee
duty on them or they will be
stopped at the frontier by the
Customs. All such shipments,
they are to jro forward, must
accompanied by dnplicate
voices and export papers.
if
be
In-
HERE'S A
STRING
OF
IDEAS
FOR YOU
We want you to thoroughly
read, mark, learn and inwardly
digest this column, taking
particular notice of our favorable prices and then
Compare the goods
we   offer  with
anything else
in town
Comparison    is     our     best
salesman.
Carving Sets
This is probably the most
popular of hardware Christmas
gilts. It's worth $5,00 to have
the Tarkcy carved properly
and lessens thc danger ol thc
old   maa    letting   out   a big
11 .     We    have sets Irom
$2.50   to   $11.50.
Razors
The "Gillette" is the very
thing tor the boy with the
imaginary whiskers. It just
tickles him to death $5.00 each.
Or the ordinary razor Irom
$1.50 to $2.50.
—Also—
Shaving Brushes
and Strops
Scissors
For     the     industrious     girl,
35c. to $1.50.
Pocket Knives
lor the   budding George Wash-
iagtons 15c. to $3.00.
22 Rifles
lor    the    coming
$1.50 to $5.50.
Roosevelts,
Child's Sets
Here's an idea for the three-
year-olds — knife, fork and
spoon, $1.50 set.
Bissell's Sweepers
We appeal to the men of
Cranbrook! Don't let your
wife go on using thc corn
broom, buy her a sweeper and
see thc extra special smile.
We offer Bissel's Sweepers
from f3.U0 to $5.50.
Food Choppers
The wife can save you all
kinds of money if you buy her
a chopper. It erinds anything—
beefstead or old rubbers—you
won't know thc difference, as
anything the wife makes tastes
good, and she's saving at the
same time.
75c. to 13.00 each.
Curling Stones
Wc have thc Famous Bed
Hone Stone. Here's the clear
thing for the hubby. It will
keep bim Irom worrying yon at
home each evening
$23.00 set.
Skates
These   are   suitable   preseats
(or   young    and    old of   both
sexes.     We    have    the   C'vele,
Automatic   and Mle-Mac, Irom
$1.00 to $1.0(1 a pair.
-Also-
NtlT CRACKS
KNIVES AND FORKS
FRUIT KNIVES
PARING KNIVES
STEEL'S N. P. KETTLES
COFFEE AND TEA POTS
ASBESTOS SAD IRONS
MOTHER POTTS     DO.
BREAD MIXERS
WASHINO MACHINES AND
WRINGERS
BREAD    AND   FLOUR TINS
Watch our windows and give
us an early call.
McCallum&Co.
THE HARDWARE MEN
HILL & COMPANY
OWING to tho continued ill-health of our Mr. W. 1). Hill, wo have
decided to discontinue business in Cranbrook, nnd from now until
January 1st we will place the wholu of our Block before you at prices
which must appeal to tho live purchaser, for in many cases even the wholesale
cost will be lost sight of.   Our stock is most complete in nil lines in
CHRISTMAS NOVELTIES
as well as in the Regular Staple Lines. We nsk you to visit our store, and we
are satisfied that yon will find at tlie piesent time
THE MOST UP   TO DATE  STOCK OF
LADIES' AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS
that has ever been shown in Cranbrook. Whether you wish to purchase or not
call and ask to be quoted prices on any line we enrry nnd convince yourself that
we mean exactly what we say when we tell you it is our intention to give up
business. Time and space will not permit us to quote you many prices here,
but our time is wholly at your service if you will visit onr stores.
Ladies! Kindly remember that we are agents for tlie "EMPRESS"
SHOE, which is acknowledged to be tlie best shoe made in Canada, and
the "WALK-OVER" SHOE, one of the finest made in the United
States,
In   CHILDREN'S   AND  MISSES'     SHOES   we   have   the
"CLASSIC" SHOE, made by Getty & Scott.   We herewith quote you
a few prices:--
THE EMPRESS SHOE, reg. sold for $5.00, now    $3.25
THE EMPRESS SHOE, reg. sold for $3.50, now  $1.90
A LADIES'   MOST MODERN UP-TO-DATE SLIPPER, cither in patent
or Hd, $3.50, lor   $1.05
FIFTY PR. LADIES' SHOES ot different makes, reg. sold for $3.50,
now  $1.75
MEN'S PATENT LEATHER WALK-OVER SHOES , reg. $6.00,
'Of   $4.10
MEN'S SNAPPY BOX CALF BLUCHER OR BAL., with Light or
Heavy sewn soles, reg. $4.50, for $2.95
ONE HUNDRED PAIRS BOY'S CALF OR SCOTCH GRAIN
BLUCHER, reg. $3.25, ior  $1.95
FORTY PAIRS   BOY'S   OIL GRAIN BLUCHERS, reg. $2.50, lor $1.55
CHILDREN'S SHOES «t almost your own price, as we have a
great quantity in this line.
If You Want to Save Money Now is Your Opportunity
HILL & COMPANY JSSSSn
ST. MARY'S CHURCH SERVICES
High mass will be celebrated at
St. Mary's Roman Catholic church
at midnight oa Christmas eve.
On Christmas day mass will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. and benedic-
diction at 7.30 p.m.
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
There is very little activity noticeable at present in connection with
the forthcoming municipal elections.
It is now generally understood that
.1. P. Fink will accept re-nomination
but whether or not he will be opposed remains uncertain, although
there is some talk ol Mr. James
Finlay agaia catering the contest.
Prospective candidates lor the alder-
manic contest are E. Elwell, B. H.
Short, O. W. Patmore and D, J.
Johnson.
Alter thc Christmas holidays it is
expected that active interest in the
municipal contest will be aroused
and that several public meetings will
be held to discuss past administration and outline policies Ior the future.
ADDITIONAL LOCALS
D. Breckenridge was in Irom Fort
Steele yesterday.
Choice ripe tomatoes, cucumbers,
celery and cranberries at Stewart's.
P. Lund, ol Wardner, was ia town
yesterday,
Robert Campbell was up Irom
Moyie yesterday on legal business.
Lowncy's aad Webb's chocolates
at Fink's Pure Food Grocery.
T. G. .lones was down Irom Wardner yesterday.
Joba Larson lelt yesterday lor
Gothenburg, Sweden.
B. Dale, ot Wardner, lelt yesterday
on a trip to the old country.
Santa Claus will be at The Palm
Friday night. He is going to buy
all his confectionery there.
Mrs. G. Hannett and Mrs. Cartwright, ol Skookumchuck, arc visit-
lag Iriends in the city.
Mrs. S. O. Watsoa, ot Sirdar, was
the guest ol Mrs. II. E. Connolly
tbis week.
Roquefort cheese at Fink's Pure
Food Grocery.
E. S. Home, ot the East Kootenay
Lumber compaay, was ia the city-
Tuesday on business.
E. Elwell and lamily lelt lor Bon-
nington Falls this alternoon lor the
Christmas holidays.
Mrs. C. O. Rodgers and son, of
Crcston, were in town during the
week on a Christmas shopping trip.
Santa Claus will he at The Palm
Friday night. Ile Is going to buy
all his conlectloncry there.
T. T. McVittie and wife, of Fort
Steele, were in town during the week
engaged in Christmas shopping,
.las. Joyce, ol Rock Creek, was a
Cranbrook hotel guest the early part
ol the week.
J. A. Broley, ol Fernie, the well
known contractor, was ia town yesterday.
Mrs. D. O. Anderson came into
town Irom WycliHe this week on a
Christmas shopping tour.
Lettuce, cucumbers, cauliflower and
radish at Fink's Pure Food Grocery.
C. E. Ayre, manager ot thc North
Star Lumber company, was dowa
Irom Elko yesterday.
Christmas greeting cards have been
sent out by thc Imperial and Royal
banks. -
The Salvation Army hold n Christmas tree entertainment lor children
in the barracks this evening.
Ripe tomatoes, cauliflower, lettuce
and celery at Campbell and Manning's.
Thc Herald staff ackaowlcdge with
thanks tho receipt of a box of Jap
oraages from Hugh Stewart.
E. J. Roberts, superintendent     of
the   Spokane Internatioaal, was     ia
towa early in the week.
I    Grape   fruit at  Fink's Pare   Food
1 Grocery.
Messrs. C. Lindsay and A. .lames,
two popular C.P.R. coaductors, left
on Friday for Montreal and Halifax
to spend their holidays.
TO RENT—Two suites ol Iront
' rooms over Godderis1 barber shop.
! Enquire ol the chef at the Manitoba
I hotel. 44-3t
Mr. anil Mrs. DeVerc Hunt and
their little girl lelt today lor Spokane, where tlicy will spend the
Christmas holidays.
W. II. Stuart and wife, accompanied by ('. P. Merrill and wife lelt
by Sunday's Flyer for a two monllis
visit with friends in Frcdcrictnn, N.
II.
Viets ami Raison are enlarging
their premises and putting in exlrn
light to meet the demands ol their
growing trade. Their motto Is
"goods delivered when promised."
Try them and prove their assertion.
Seasoa tickets lor the Arena Skating rink caa be obtained Irom W. II.
Wilson, tbe jeweler, or E. H. McPhee, • at the Electric Light olllco.
Gentlemen's tickets, 1,5; ladles, $8.
During Xmas week the name
CRANBROOK DRUG AND HOOK
CO. means thc host and only place
to secure tho largest selection of
gift goods.
The editor ol the Herald acknowledges thc receipt of aa invitation to attend thc annual banquet of
thc Crcston board of trade, to be
hold at thc Crcston hotel on Wednesday, January 5th.
II you contemplate tho purchase ol
a range, send tor a Sask-Alta booklet and study out the proposition lor
yourself. You will be delighted
I with its many new and valuable fca-
| turcs.    For  sale   only by   Patmoro
Bros.
Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Rogers left for
Vancouver last Tuesday afternoon.
Ia their departure Cranbrook loses
two estimable residcats. They coh-
vey with them to their new homo thc
best wishes of every citizen of Cranbrook tor their future prosperity.
Ash Kennedy, of Winnipeg, chairman of the O.P.R, division ol the
Brotherhood ol Locomotive Kngl-
neors, was in town during the week,
accompanied by C, P. Drum, oi
Kenora. Mr. Kennedy is the father
ot Jack Kennedy, trainmaster, ol
this city.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Mallandaine lelt
last Saturday for a two months visit
to the old country.
('. Angelo, aa Italian, employed by
the Otis Staples Lumber company nt
Wyeliffe, as n top loader, met with
un accident on Monday that proved
fatal. lie was loading logs on a
sleigh, when hy some mishap one of
the logs slipped nnd Icll on to
Angelo, causing injuries Irom which
he died whilst being conveyed into
lown for hospital treatment.
The annual meeting ot the Mountain Lumbermen's association, which
is set tor tho latter part ol next
month, will be held in Cranbrook,
and special arrangements lor the entertainment ol the numcroas visitors
this event will bring to town arc
now under way. A grand ball at
the Auditorium will be one ol tho
features. It is probable that a
special concatenation ol the Black
Cats will be held on this occasion.
Thc visiting lumhormen will likely
be thc guests ol Cranbrook lor two
or three days and, doubtless, every
citizen will co-operate with the local
lumbermen in making their visit
both enjoyable aod profitable. THE   CRANROOK   UEKALD
To One and All
We extend our best wishes
for
A Merry Christmas
and a Prosperous and
Happy New Year
BURNS   BROTHERS
The Store of Fashion
Cranbrook,     -     B.C.
Hurrah for Cranbrook!
It has treated us well nnd we take tlie opportunity of thanking our many patrons for their
splendid support.
MAY  ONE AND  ALL  ENJOY THE  XMAS
FESTIVITIES IS THE WISH OF
The Raworth Brothers
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Here is a Pointer on what to buy
the wife for Christmas.
A SEWING MACHINE.-We have a Drophead machine
for $30.00
A 8TEEL RANGE.—Our Holiday Price is StiO.OO
A WASHING MACHINE.-The best in the market
for 810.(10
J. M. Agnew & Co., Elko, B. C.
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WE WISH OUR MANY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS
A  MERRY  CHRISTMAS  AND  A
PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
We nre issuing fn sou von ir mnl will nsk our out-
of-town friends to mail us a post ourd requesting ono
J. D. McBRIDE
HARDWARE - CRANBROOK, B. C.
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Hay Farm on Kootenay River
257    ACRES
1 mile from Fori Stool - '.' Ullles from Crnnbrook
200 acres level bottom land
">T acres botich land
ltd acres under cultivation, mostly in timothy
1-rooni frame house, log stables and partly fenced. Never
failing crook and river frontage, The bottom laud lias deep
blnck soil, and isooverid with it light growth of poplar und
willow brush. Just the right kind of soil for timothy and
will produce from 21 to i! tons per ncro.
PRICE   $4,500   CASH
NEW   BARGAINS   COMING   IN   EVERY   DAY
Fred A. Russell C& Co.
Next door to P. Woods' Meat Market
ARMSTRONG AVENUE, CRANBROOK, B.C.
P.O. Box 144
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LOCAUWTES
Oka cheese at Fink's Pure Food
Grocery.
Santa Claus will be at Thc Palm
Kriday nigbt. He is going to buy
all his confectionery there.
A. Mutz, of the Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing company, Fernie. was in the
city yesterday.
Choice eating pears, dates and figs
at Stewart's.
All   kinds of    carriage painting at
B. H. Short's.
Alan Armstrong, lormerly nf this
city, has just returned from a three
months trip in the Peace rivet country.
We have a full supply of smokers
requisites, The best in town. Call
and inspect.—E. II. Brown.
Fink's Pure Food Orocery has an
assortment of Xmas delicacies seldom equalled In the large city
stores.
David dimming, who has been with
Burns Bros, for the past eight
months, leaves on Sunday to accept
a lucrative position in Calgary.
If it is a gift tor any member of
the family it is obtainable at tbe
Cranbrook Drug and Book Co.
Our boys reefers and overcoats will
he sold   tomorrow at cost price.—A.
C. Pye.
The Christmas War Cry has come
to hand and a very fine number it is,
too. A fine plate, "The Nativity,"
is a special feature of the issue.
All kinds of carriage painting at
Short's.
Ripe tomatoes, cauliflower, lettuce
and celery at Campbell and Manning's.
Oeorge Wright, proprietor of the
Walker House, Toronto, stopped off
to visit old friends in this city on
Tuesday. Mr. Wright is on his way
to spend thc holidays with his
children in Nelson.
Christmas lasts but a day, but one
of our high grade ranges will last
for years.—Patmore Bros.
Santa Claus will be at The Palm
Friday night. He is going to buy
all his confectionery there.
D. J. Elmer, local representative
of the David I la rum cigar and general all round booster, has returned
from an extended business trip to
Winnipeg and other eastern points.
Mr. Elmer says that he would sooner be broke in Cranbrook than be a
millionaire in the east.
Oct your pork pies, sausage rolls
and small pastry at the Palace restaurant.
The Fink Mercantile Co. invite you
to come in and see their excellent
showing of Xmas delicacies.
Calendars of every description appear to be in high favor among
Cranbrook business firms. In addition to those already acknowledged,
the Herald has received several this
week, all of decided merit. The
Cranbrook Drug and Book company
are circulating a very handsome
work of art, as are also the Cranbrook S ash and Door company,
Messrs. McCallum and Co., P.
Woods and Co. have also favored us
with beautiful samples ol fine calendar work.
We have a splendid line of colored
si.k scarfs and handkerchifs.—A. 0.
Pye.
Headquarters for .lap oranges,
Malaga grapes, choice apples at
Stewart's.
The iron work for the new rink
lias arrived and work on thc completion of the building will be pushed forward as rapidly as possible,
The ground has been Hooded and a
good start has been made toward
having skating in the near future.
The management, if weather conditions lie favorable, expect to have
Iheir opening on Christmas day. If
you really want to renew your youth
and enjoy yourself, secure a season
ticket, get your skates sharpened and
come along after that big dinner
and have a good time on the ice.
The SASK-ALTA is in a class by
itself-FIRST-CLASS. Sold by ns
only—Patmore Bros.
Choicest Christmas nuts and candies at .1. Manning's, tbe Cash Grocer.
Vou can't get Singer results with
anything but a Singer Sewing machine. Sold on small monthly payments—Singer Store, Cranbrook.
B. II. Short, Cranbrook's wall
decorator, not to be behind in the
race for Christmas trade has laid in
a large and varied stock of new and
special designs in wall paper and' Is
prepared to beautify every room
in every house In Cranbrook on short
notice. Mr. Short is an artist at
Christmas decorations and anyone requiring the services of a decorator
at this season will be well advised
to secure his services.
The Singer Sewing machine is
built like a watch and runs like one.
Get your wife one tor Christmas at
Singer store.
Get your wife a Singer Sewing machine for Christmas. She will have
the most useful article you ean give
her, and It wlll last her the balance
of her lite.—Singer atore.
The new street lights installed and
in operation (or the first time on
Saturday night last, gave very gen-
tral satisfaction. They consist of
250 Watt Tungsten lamps and arc
strung down the ornter ol Baker
street.
"SEARCHLIGHT0 CHARGES
ENQUIRY OPENED BEFORE THE
BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS.
At 2.30 on, Tuesday afternoon the
hoard of police commissioners, consisting of Mayor Kink ami Messrs.
James Ryan and I), .1. Johnson, assembled at the court house to hold
an Investigation into cerium serious
charges prefer red against Chief Cory
A. Dow, in llie columns of the
"Searchlight," a publication issued
periodically by Rev, Ii. Hughes.
Oeorge A- Thompson, city solicitor, was present on behalf "I the
police commissioners iind M a. Macdonald appeared lur Chief Dow-
Mayor Fink, in opening the proceedings, referred to the article, \o
the "Searchlight, ' intimating that ii
the statements contained therein
could hu substantiated ihe police department must he in a very deplorable condition. On the other hand,
if these statements could not be substantiated it would only he lair to
exonerate Chief Dow from thc grave
charges preferred against bim. He
had instructed Mr. Thompson, the
city solicitor, to conduct the investigation, under tbe provisions of section 22!) ol the Municipal Clauses
Act.
Several witnesses were called to
prove publication and circulation of
the issue of tbe "Searchlight," containing the objectionable matter.
This issue was dated December llth,
and the specific words objected to
were as follows:
"Do the  citizens  know that young
boys have been spending whole
"nights in these vile boles? even
"boys   sixteen   years of     age?     Do
they know that in some cases tbe
"Chief ol Police has actually gone to
"the homes of the parents and said
"that the boy owed so much to the
"house in question and would not he
released until it was paid?"
These preliminaries having been
disposed of Mr. Thompson called upon Rev. Mr. Hughes.
Rev. Mr. Hughes suid before giving
any testimony lie would first like to
make a statement. Ile objected to
the wording of the summons, in
wliich the expression "certain
charges" was used. Ho wanted
these words deleted and the word
"statements" inserted in lieu thereof. He had made nfl charges
against Chief Dow. He wished this
clearly understood. In the statements in the "Searchlight," for
wliich he accepted full responsibility,
he was aiming at certain civic authorities, of whom Dow was the servant.
The commissioners expressed willingness to have the asked for change
made.
M. A. Macdonald, whilst raising no
objection to the proposed change,
pointed out that in lbe language
complained of there was a most specific charge. More apt words could
not have been used to show that the
chief of police bad appointing himself a collecting agent for tbe women of the restricted district. No
more definite charge of wrong doing
could be imagined than was contained in the specific words complained
against. If Chief Dow did not do
the things alleged it was up to Mr.
Hughes lo exonerate him unreservedly-
Rev. R. Hughes con timing, acknowledged thut he wus editor of the
"Searchlight," that he wrote the
words in question and arranged for
their publication. At this juncture
Mr. M. a. Macdonald advised the
commissioners that Mr. Hughes, iu
fairness, not heing represented by
counsel, should be advised that lie
was not compelled to answer question that would render bim liable to
a criminal prosecution.
Mr. Hughes expressed appreciation
of thc advice, but Uitf mated that he
was sufficiently versed in thc law
to know how to look after his own
interests.
Continuing, Mr. Hughes admitted
publication of the words complained
of and said that he bad goud authority (or making the statements. He
declined to give thc name of the
hoy implicated or to give the names
ot his informants. He snid he had
had no time to secure tbe attendance
of witnesses or to secure affidavits,
only being served with ibe Bummons
at fl o'clock Monday evening.
Mr. M. A. Macdonald said that
Mr. Hughes had made charges based
upon something told bim. He should
tell who gave.him this Information
and he (Macdonald) must respectful
ly insist that Mr. Hughes give the
names of every party upon whoso
statements he based his charges. Mr,
Macdonald added that he hnd no objection to an adjournment it Mr,
Hughes wanted further time in
which to prepare his case.
Mr. Thompson agreed with the position taken by Mr. Macdonald. Mr.
Hughes should he compelled to state
who his informants were.
Some discussion as to an adjournment followed, Mayor Fink intimating that if Mr. Hughes would give
the names asked for an adjournment
would be in order.
Mr. Hughes again raised his objection to the wording of the summons.
He had made no charges against
Chief Dow, the only fair inference to
draw from the artlclo iu question
was that he was making charges
against city authorities, if he
wanted to make a charge against the
chief he would have made it. As a
matter    ol fact, he   regarded flow's
Vancouver
investments
We have a few tote left on the
beautiful Rowling Road, right
close to the Kiver Road car line,
ami commanding un unsurpafrs*
ing view.
Prices $275 ami |300eacli.
Terme 125 caflli,
balance f 10 per month.
Wc can recommend these to
bring good retains on the investment.
We have alio a number of good
lota In Lynn Valley, North
Vancouver, on llie new car line.
Willi lbe early construction of
the Biidge across the Second
NarrowB, these lots will inure
than double iu value.
Price from $250 up
Terms $25 cash,
balance $10 per month.
Dominion Stock & Bond
Corporation, Ltd.
Winch Building, Hastings Street
VANCOUVER,   ■      •   B.C.
action in the ease cited by him, as
one of kindness. He was not prepared to drug in the names of any
people wlio placed confidence iu hlm.
Ile wished it clearly understood thai
be wus nut fighting Dow. The
paragraph in question hud been penned for the sole purpose of bringing
to public notice the necessity fur the
removal of the restricted district.
Mayor Fink pointed out thut the
commissioners un rending the statements contained in the "Searchlight," appreciated the fact that if
they were true ('hiel Dow sliould immediately he discharged. Ou the
other hand, if they cuuhl not he substantiated the chief should he fully
exonerated. I fence they had instructed Mr. Thompson to conduct
lhc present investigation.
Commissioner Ryan, in reply to
Mr. Hughes suid, "We wunt you to
prove your statements."
Mr. Hughes suid it would he necessary to bring the lad in question
into court. He was not sure il it
would he wise to bring the family,
whom the chief of police had dunned,
into court. He stood by every
word said in his pamphlet, hut he
hesitated to bring the family into
court.
If Chief Dow lelt aggrieved he had
his redress.
Mr. Thompson here advised Mr.
Hughes that it was up to him either to make good his statements or
withdraw them. If Mr. Hughes
were not prepared to give names he
should never have published the
statement. If Mr. Hughes wanted
au adjournment to further consider
liis situation, he would advise the
commission to grant it.
Mr. Macdonald contended that the
charge must either be substantiated
or wholly withdrawn.
Mr. Hughes here suggested tbat
Chief Dow should go into thc hox
and state his side of thc case, allowing him (Hughes) the right of
cross-examination. M. A. Macdonald, in reply to this proposal, pointed out its utter impropriety. Dow
was accused of very grave offences,
the truth of which he absolutely
denied. Mr. Hughes had made these
charges und he should prove them.
Mayor Fink said it was a question
of fair play. Dow was charged and
evidence should he produced to substantiate those charges.
M. A. Macdonald said thc only
solution he could sec was an adjournment to sit in camera, or an
entire withdrawal of the charges
against Dow.
Mr. Hughes again intimated that
he did not care to call any witnesses into court.
Mayor Fink said the commissioners
were prepared to give Mr. Hughes a
fair, square deal, hut they could not
accord him special privileges.
Mr. Hughes again declared that the
statements complained of were true.
M A. Macdonald pointed out that
Mr. Hughes reiterated the truth ol
his statements. It was therefore
up to thc commission to compel hln
to prove them. They should exercise the powers given them hy the
act and compel Mr. Hughes to disclose thc names and all facts or else
insist upon a complete withdrawal.
Hughes must either make an unqualified withdrawal or the case must he
proceeded with.
Mr. Hughes again declined to divulge any names. He declared the
statement complained ot was made
in good faith and embodies no charge
against Dow.
Mayor Fink intimated that Mr
Hughes must adopt one of two
courses, cither withdraw his state
ments or prove them. The conv
mlssioners were anxious to meet him
him in any fair manner and he suggested a withdrawal into a private
room to discuss the situation
Thereupon the commissioners, conn
sel and Mr. Hughes withdrew nnd niter an absence of some few minutes,
Mayor Fink announced the adjournment of the nitting until Tuesday
next.
S. J. MIGHTON
The Tobacconist
The Smoker who wants
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CIGARETTES, PIPES
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choice of either,
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$25.00
W. H.
WILSON
JtWELER AND
OPTICIAN
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COMPANY
arc still doing business at the
same old stand and in the same
old way, and Like this opportunity to thank their friends and
patrons for past favors and to
wish them a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Vear,
W.   E. WORDF.N
Manager
CRANBROOK LAND DISTRICT.
DISTRICT OF    SOUTHERN  DIVISION, KAST KOOTENAY.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Harry
Eustace Boorman, ol Cranbrook, B.
C, occupation, Bank Citric, intends
to apply lur permission to purchase
the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the south-west corner ol Lot 8103,
thence north 11 chains, more or less, .
to the Kootenay river, tlience lollowing said Kootenay river to the
northern boundary ol l.ot 15, thence
east lollowing the said northern
boundary of l.ot 15 to the point of
commencement, containing 'in acres,
more or less.
Harrv Eustace Boorman.
Dated 17th October, lOOII.       33-9t
B. II.   Short has   opened  a   firsts
class carriage paint shop. 44 THB  ORANBROOK   bmahi
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at  a  moderate  price once in a
while.    To do this you have only
to
FOLLOW   THE
CROWD
going down Armstrong Avenue
and watch where they stop. It's
dollar to a dime they are going
TO THE
Palace Restaurant
ARMSTRONG AVENUE
TWO    DOORS    FROM    1'.    WOODS    &    CO.
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STORY OF BHTISB BUDGET IN9-M
(Continued Irom page one.)
dexterity ol the chancellor ol the
exchequer, and he in turn recognized
the ability ol Mr. Austen Chamberlain. The increased debating power
of Mr. Chamberlain was one ot the
features of the protracted controversies.   -
A revised financial statement was
submitted by the chancellor about
six months after his original estimate. It was rendered necessary by
concessions, those on the license
duties amounting to halt a million,
and on schedule A. of income tax to
i',100,000 (lor the present year), and
by the fact that thc new spirit duty
was likely to produce £800,000 less
than had been expected. Thus tlio
revised yield of thc new taxes for
ltilill-10 was feiven as follows:
.and value duties     £     600,000
house is not justified in giving Its
consent to this bill until it has
been submitted to the judgment ol
ttie country."
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HON AMD STEEL INDUSTRY
KITCHENER   AND   BULL RIVER
IRON   ORE   DEPOSITS   IMPORTANT   FACTORS.
Liquor license duties
Spirit duty 	
Petrol duty 	
Tobacco duty 	
Motor car licenses ..
Estate duties	
Stamp duties 	
Income tax revision
Super tux 	
Total 	
To this
crease ot
duties, ol
'2,100,000
XOO.OOO
.1*10,(100
1,000,000
200,000
2,850,000
150,000
2,700,000
500,000
was added
£1,300,000.
£300,000 in stamps.
£200,000 in post office receipts
...£12,500,000
a natural   tain   the estate
and
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ting one thing against another the
revenue worked out, broadly speaking, at about the same figures as in
the chancellor's original estimate,
but on thc other side he had to allow £300,000 for thc grant on behalf
of land value duties to local authorities and £200,000 for valuation. Ae
cordingly he took three and a hall
ions instead ol three millions
from the sinking fund-
One of thc most important considerations is that most of the new
duties are expected to produce a
great deal more next year than in
the present year. Thc new estate
duties are expected to yield
£0,320,0110 in 1010-11 as compared
with £2,850,000 in 1909-10, and the
super tax 2} millions as compared
with half a million.
A development and road improvement bill was a sort of corollary
to the budget, which handed over
£1100,000 of motor car and petrol
duties to a road hoard and gave a
grant ol £200,000 to a development
fund. This bill was introduced on
August 20, sent to the Lords early
in October, and returned with amendments at the end of the month.
Concurrently witb the parliamentary debates a discussion had been
conducted on the platform. A
strong speech by Mr. Lloyd Oeorge
at Limchouse excited much resentment, and the complaints ol "the
dukes" were, on the other hand, rc-
cciveh by Liberals with derision.
Lord Rosehery, at Glasgow on September 10, in one of his rare political
pronouncements, declared that his
old friends were moving on the path
that leads to Socialism, and added,
"Socialism is the end ol all.''' As
thc bill ncared the close ol its passage curiosity grew with regard to
the attitude of the house of lords.
The Marquis ot Lansdowne, on
August 7, demanded that the people
of the country should be given the
opportunity ol expressing their will
Mr. Asquith, on September 17, contended that amendment or rejection
hy thc house of lords was out ol the
question. A few days later Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain wrote, expressing the hope that the house of lords
would see their way to lorce an election, and Mr. Halfour insisted that
the only tribunal was the people ol
thc country.
There was a general feeling ot relief ln the house ot commons when
the finance bill completed its report
stage on October 29, just six months
alter Mr. Lloyd George introduced
his budget.
Thc debate on the third reading ol
the bill, when its rejection was again
moved by Mr. Austen Chamberlain,
occupied three days. Mr. Chamberlain responding to a challenge repeatedly thrown down by the prime
minister, expressed thc bclict that
there wus a better way ot meeting
the financial needs ol thc country.
"Let them spread the net wider. Let
the luxuries of the rich bear their
share of taxation, but also let thc
vast mass of foreign importations
hear their share and pay toll tor thc
benefit of the market by which they
profit." Mr. Balfour, in winding up
the attack, said his great objection
to the budget was that it struck at
the root ot property. The prime
minister replied that the choice was
between the present scheme and a
plan which would take a toll on thc
prime necessaries ot life. Incidentally, amid the enthusiastic cheers of
thc Liberals, he referred to the
house of commons as "the only authority in this country which has any
constitutional competence to deal
with or to regulate our national finance."
By thc final division, on November
■I, thc third reading was carried by
379 to 119-raajorlty, 230. There
were, in all, 553 divisions upon the
budget.
The bill was presented to the house
of lords, and formally read a first
time, on November 8. Eight days
later its late in the present parliament was settled by the passage ol
an amendment to the second reading,
moved by the Marquis of Lansdowne.
Tht amendment declared "that   this
The topic of the moment at the
coast is the establishment ol an iron
and steel industry. The Orst i
tial to this is cheap and abundant
fuel, a matter which has been dealt
with at considerable length in an
earlier article in theso columns,
writes IV. Blakeinore, in tbe Victoria Colonist.
The second requisite is Iron ore
and up to date this is a subject
which ,1ms not received the necessary
attention. In a general way It ii
known that there ure deposits ol
iron ore ol various grades scattered
ahout thc province, both on the
mainland anil on Vancouver Island,
but in no single instance has tbe extent ol the deposit been proved, and
while there is no reason to doubt
that there is abundance lor all practical purposes this is rather a matter
ol deduction than ol demonstration.
Possibly thc deposits upon which
the most work has been done are
those situate at Kitchener about
thirty miles east ol Kootenay lake.
These deposits wero acquired by the
Canadian Pacific railway in 1901 and
so something like {20,000 were expended In making a thorough prool.
The ore is red hematite, of the highest known grade, equal to the very
best product of the Lake Superior
district, and running as high as 68
per cent in iron, with sulphur and
phosphorous in practically negligible
quantities.
There are continuous veins on this
property running north and south,
and traceable continuously (or many
miles. On the Kitchener property
itself they extend for about seven
miles, but they crop up again near
the hoad ol Crawford Bay, on Grays
Creek, where the quality remains unimpaired. Five definite veins have
been located and proved, the thickest
being twenty feet thick. There is no
doubt that the Kitchener property
alone iB capable of yielding many
millions of tons of high grade hematite, more than sufficient to justify
the establishment of an Iron smelter
at Kootenay lake, other conditions
being suitable.
It is estimated that the ore, which
would have to be mined in shalts,
could be delivered to the railway
which adjoins thc property, at 12
ton. Fernie coke, even at the present market price, could be laid
down at thc same spot lor $6 a ton,
and limestone for fluxing, which
exists in abundant quantity on Kootenay lake nearby, can be quarried
and Ireighted by water for 50 cents a
ton. In fact this is what it costs
for delivery at the Northport smelter. Thc above figures show that
the raw material necessary lor producing the highest grade ol Bessemer
steel can all be grouped at or near
Kitchener or Kootenay lake at figures wliich Indicate the cost ol pig
iron at something less than $15 a
ton, even if labor has to be estimated at the present maximum western
rates. This pig iron could be delivered in Nelson lor S20, allowing a
handsome margin ol profit, and at
the coast tor $22, figures which are
at least $10 a ton lower than the
present cost ol pig iron, whether imported Irom England or the States.
These figures do not take any cognizance ol the fact that the Dominion government will undoubtedly
treat a western steel industry with
the same liberality which they have
shown to the eastern companies,
which have received up to date nearly $10,000,000 in bounties on tbe
various steel manufactures.
Although iron ores have been lound
at many other points on the mainland, no work has been done to demonstrate their extent except possibly in the case ol the Bull River
deposits near Cranbrook. These
deposits were first reported on by
Dr. Dawson In the late seventies. He
pronounced them to be hematite, ol
good quality, but expressed a doubt
as to whether they wero at all considerable in area, ln 1902, H. L
Frank, of Butte, took an option or
these properties, and expended a lew
thousand dollars in prospecting and
testing, but did not succeed in proving any continuous veins, and thc
general impression ol those who inspected his work was that the iron
deposits consisted ol numerous small
"pockets." The property was
abandoned and nothing has been done
since.
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WANT PAY INCREASED
CONDUCTORS    VOTE    FOR    ADVANCE OF FROM 10 TO 30
PER CENT.
The conductors and trainmen ol a
great majority ot railroad lines in
the east have voted to ask lor an
increase in wages ranging Irom 10 to
30 per cent, and changes in the
working rules. The vote was canvassed by President A. B. Qarrott-
son ol the Order ol Railroad Conductors and W. G. Lee, ol the
Brotherhood ot Railroad Trainmen.
The demands will ho presented to
the railroad officials early in January. Nearly lorty railroads will be
•fleeted.
The campaign of the conductors nnd
trainmen is (or a standard rate of
pay on eastern lines similar to lhat
In force in the west. The wages
paid eastern conductors nnd trainmen are different on nearly every
road. The votes on the various
lines were practically unanimous.
The demands to be presented to
the railroad ollicials comprise fifteen
different divisions, with many subdivisions. The first nine cover the
rates of pay to be paid freight and
passenger conductors, brakemen, baggagemen and flagmen. The increase
will amount to more on some roads
than on others, as the object is to
bring all ol them up to n certain
standard. A ten hour day will be
demanded, alter which overtime shall
be paid. There arc a number of
rules governing various subjects, all
ol them being rccog-U'-ud c:i railroads
west of Chicago.
Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen arc still voting on
proposition to make a concerted
demand on the railroads of the eastern division. The decision will be
known about the first of the year.
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LONDON JOURNALIST DEAD-
London, Dec. 22.—Mr. Frederick
Greenwood, the author and journalist, is dead. Mr. Greenwood founded the Pall Mall Gazette, of wliieli
he was the first editor. With others
he established thc St. James's
Gazette, wliich he edited for several
years.
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
lnriir|i()l'lllt'il   1-H(!il
Head Office: Montreal, Quebec
CAPITAL PAID UP - - $ 4,700,000
RESERVE ... - 5,400,000
TOTAL ASSETS   -     -     -     55,000,000
11. I,. HOLT, President
l'l. L. PHASE, General Manager
WORLD WIDE PENNY POST.
The Hon. Rudolphe Lemleux, postmaster general, has returned to Ottawa Irom
Europe, where he has been attending the international postal conference at Berne, He expressed tbe
conviction that the civilized world
would soon adopt the penny postage
system, which had proved so successful In the British empire. They had
been much struck by the tact that it
costs five cents to send a letter Irom
France, twenty miles across the
channel to England, while from England they go nearly round the world
(or two cents. The postmaster general thought the outlook lor cheaper
cable rates good but declined to
discuss this until his report lt submitted to the government.
AocouiiIb of Firms, Coriiorutions und Individuals
solicited.
Out-of-town Inisiin-Hs rooeivoa overy attention.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT. -Deposits of $1.00and
upwards reooived and interest allowed at current rate.
No formality or delay in withdrawing,
A General Banking buBiuoss transaotod,
Cranbrook Branch: W. A. SCHWARTZ, Mgr.
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FOR  CHRISTMAS
jj GOOD CHINESE AND JAPANESE WORK OF ALL
KINDS, IN BRASS, CHINA AND SILKS
See WONG   FONG
Armstrong Avenue
Next door to Prospector Printing Office
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KEEPING CHRISTMAS.
LAURIER
WILL   SIT
BEC EAST.
FOR QUE-
Ottawa, Dec. 22.—Sir Wilfrid Laurier has elected to sit lor Quebec
East. ln the general election of
1908 the premier was a candidate in
both his old constituency and that of
Ottawa.
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CANADA'S QROWINC TRADE
FIGURES FOR NOVEMBER SHOW
LARGE INCREASE IN IMPORTS AND EXPORTS.
Ottawa, Dec. 22.—Tho trade figures
ot the Dominion Ior the month ol
November show another large jump
both in imports and exports as compared with November of last year,
the imports increasing by no less
than $10,727,690 or nearly forty per
cent over last year and the exports
increasing by $3,0*13,189 or about
ten per cent. For the first eight
months ot the current fiscal year the
total trade has been $139,059,213, an
Increase of $62,037,972 over thc corresponding eight months ot 1908. Of
this increase $45,280,568 was in imports and $14,970,230 in the export
ol domestic products. The total
trade lor November was $73,151,731
and tor thc eight months the total
trade was $439,959,213. The Imports tor November totalled $35,434,
939 and lor the eight months $240,
108,431. The exports of domestic
products for November totalled $35,
310,713, or practically equal to thc
value of the Imports.
The exports ol domestic products
tor the eight months totalled $18,3,-
050,727. The total customs revenue
lor eight months has been $38,998,-
476, an increase ol $8,210,009. For
the last month the increase of customs revenue was $1,422,617, the
largest Increase in one month In the
last two years.
The excise revenue lor November
totalled $1,449,309, an increase of
$70,466 over November last year.
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CHRISTMAS   AND     NEW   YEAR
EXCURSIONS.
For the Christmas and New Year
holidays, tho Canadian Pacific railway will make reduced rates for the
general public, of fare und one-third
for the round trip. Tickets on sale
lor Christmas December 21st, 22nd,
23rd, 24th and 25th, and Inr New
Year, December 28th, 20th, 30th and
31st and January 1st, all tickets being good lor return until January
5th, 1910. 41-21
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
All accounts due F. E. Simpson
are payable lo H. E. Connolly at
the Herald office. All accounts not
settled by 15th January, 1910, will
be placed in my solicitors hands for
collection.
F. E. Simpson.
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WOULDN'T IT BE LOVELY to
delight mother's heart this year
with the new range she has wanted
■o long? A SASK-ALTA would
make her happy the whole rear
round, make the kitchen work easy,
the baking and cooking a real pleasure. It would be the crowning
gilt. For aale only at our store.—
Patmore Bros.
It is a good thing to observe 4
4* Christmas Day. The mere -f
•f marking ol times  and seasons, -f
♦ when men agree   to stop work 4
♦ anil make merry together, is a +
-f wise and wholesome custom. 4
4 It helps one to feel the suprem- ♦
4 aey of the common life over -f
•f the individual life. It reminds ♦
■f a man to set his own Utile 4
+ watch, now and then, hy thc -f
■f great clock of humanity wliich 4
4 runs on sun time. ♦
♦- But there is a better thing 4
■4 than the observance of Christ- 4
♦ mas Day, and that is, keeping 4
■4 Christmas. -f
4 Arc you willing to forgot 4
4 what you have done for otlier -f
-f people, and to remember what 4
4 other people have done for you; ♦
4 to ignore what the world owes 4
4 you, and to think what 4
4 you owe the world; to put 4
4 your rights in the background, 4
4 and ynur duties in the middle 4
4 distance, and your chances to ♦
•♦- dn a little more than your duty ♦
4 in the foreground;    to see that 4
♦ your lellow men are just as -f
4 real as you arc, and try to look 4
4 behind their faces to tbeir 4
4 hearts, hungry for joy; to own 4
4 that probably the only good -f
4 reason for youi' existence is 4
4- not what you are going to get 4
4 out of life, but what you are -f
4 going to give to life; to close 4
4 your book of complaints against 4
4 the management of the universe, 4
4 and look around you for a place 4
4 where you can sow a few seeds ♦
■f of happiness—are you willing -f
4 to do these things even for a 4
4 day? Then you can keep Christ- 4
4 mas. $
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NEW    MAYOR  OF   ROYAL  CITY.
After the hottest mayoralty cam
paign that has ever been fought ii
this city, .lohn A. Lee, president
the board of trade, defeated W.
Keary, who has held the position
chief magistrate for eight years,
a majority of about 50 votes.
There were 15 candidates for
dermanic honors, and thc following
were elected; J. K. ,Johnston, A. \V.
Gray, C. A. Welsh, J. S. Bryson, II.
W. Gilley, J. D. Jardine, J. Carter
Smith.
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JEFFRIES-JOHNSON FIGHT
.lames .1, Corbett, who has been in
Europe for the past six months, has
arrived home with a firm intention
of doing what he ean to see tbat bis
friend and his former ring enemy,
Jim JcJIrios, wins in thc bal (lc witb
Jack Johnson,
I "I nm going to luok after Jeffries
during the last forty days of the
battle," said Corbett. "What he
will need then is fighting, uot boxing. It must he remembered that
Jeff had few battles, and none since
he became thc unbeaten pugilist ol
the world. Between now and (ben,
during my travels, I shall get myself
into condition, and I'm going into
Jeff's camp and give him as many
hard fights as I can before he faces
Johnson. 1 am convinced lhat this
is what ho needs most. There is no
doubt in my mind that if Jeff is
himself when he goes into thc fight,
he will win. At that, Johnson is a
better boxer than Jeffries, but for
that matter I am myself, and I
couldn't whip Jeff,"
Corbett wanted it made clear lhat
he is assisting Jeff hecause he wants
the championship to rest with the
white race, and that he does not
expect to be paid for his services.
Tex    Rickars    has given out   the
following information as to the Jeffries-Johnson light:
"The bout will start about 2
o'clock on the afternoon of July 4.
I have no idea who the referee will
be, but I could name a lot of men
who haven't a chance to land the
joh.
"We haven't decided on what we
will charge for the scats, and naturally we won't until we have settled
on a place for holding thc fight and
know just what seats we will have.
The chances are the cheapest seats
will sell at $5 a throw, for we want
to accommodate our patrons out on
tlie coast who might not be able to
afford more than that. Then there
are likely to be some ringside seats
at $100.
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DOMINION FOiESTS
SUPERINTENDENT      CAMPBELL
REPORTS ON THEIR MANAGEMENT.
"If thc forests of this great
region, so absolutely necessary to a
northern district, a great portion of
which is uot even provided with coal,
arc to be preserved, an appropriation
sufficient to provide aa efficient and
comprehensive patrol must he given,
and thu interests involved would
thoroughly justify the expenditure."
These words are used by Mr. R. H.
Campbell, superintendent of forestry,
in regard to the immense stretch ot
country lying between Hudson Bay
and the Rockies and north of the
Saskatchewan, and form part of his
contribution to the report of the
Department of the Interior, lately
laid before parliament. Thc district
extends about 1,000 miles east and
west, by some 300 to 600 miles
(averaging 400 miles) north and
south, and is all more or less forested.
Steps have already been taken for
tlie patrol of part of tbe region,
rangers having, in lllOK, been kept
on tlie Athabnska, Lesser Slave,
Peace and Great Slave rivers, in
the region north of the Pass (Sask),
nnd in the country north of Prince
Albert, Sask., including the Lac la
Rouge district, tho scene of the mining excitement. .Some of the most
important points and routes of travel, however, remain unprotected, such
as tlie whole district surrounding and
north of Lake Winnipeg as far as
Hudson Bay, the whole valley of tho
Churchill river and a great part of
the Peace and Mackenzie river districts.
Flro notices have heen printed in
Cree and Cbipewyan for distribution
iu Uio north and n copy of one of
Ihese is appended to tbe report.
A special patrol was maintained
along tho route or the G.T.P., with
ibe encouraging result that no serious Hit's occurred. Similar precautions need to be observed on the
many oilier railway lines projected
in the northern country.
The importance attached to this
branch of tho work by the forestry
branch is shown hy the Increase in
the number of fire rangers from 47
in 1007, to 82 in 1908; these rangers
patrol their respective districts, discover and extinguish Ores and warn
travelers and residents of the danger
of setting or neglecting Ores. Few
serious Ores occurred on Dominion
lauds in spite of the dryness of the
season and thc consequent risk. The
most serious Ores were at Salmon
Arm, Manson Creek and White Lake,
in British Columbia, and in the valley ot the Spray river in Alberta.
For lhe B. C. fires squatters on
timber berths were chiefly responsible and in one case carelessness on
thc part of a lumber company was a
partial cause; for the Spray Valley
Ore the carelessness ot tourists Is
responsible. By the B. C. fires
200,000 feet, board measure, of timber were destroyed and 10,000,000
feet damaged; the Spray valley fire
burned about 3,000,000 feet. THB  CBAMtOOK   HEUALD
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Thoso days of corporations il wouhl
truly seem lo bo
A spleuilitl plan if Santa Claus would
look aliout ami see
II he could not incorporate himself,
nud so expend
llis usefulness to covor every corner
ol the land.
I've noticed, as I've looked about on
Christinas days gone by,
A lot ol little children wlio have failed to catch his eye,
Who,   when    the   Yule    was at its
height, bad not a single toy
Or hit of    peppermint   to fill their
, little souls with joy.
And there have been   some   persons
who havo ventured to remark
Of credence in his being tbey hud not
thc slightest spark,
For had there heen a person of this
kind 'twas very sure
Thcre'd be some signs of presents   in
the hovels ol the poor.
SANTA CLAUS
Santn Claus was one of thc oldest
ideas of Celtic west in pagan times,
us hr was ol the pagan cast heforc.
In Christian times he was still regarded with religious reverence,
silling, ns he bad sat for ages in
Egypt and elsewhere, in thc arms ol
liis mother. Santa Claus was, in
fact, the child .Jesus in the middle
ages; and throughout that period the
festive creed of Germany and all Celtic Europe was that he visited all
family dwellings of good Christians
on the eve of his anniversary, and
inought with him gifts and blessings
for the children. This beautiful
tradition is still to be found lingering in Germany, though Santa Claus
does not seem to be especially connected with it by name.
THE CHRISTMAS ATMOSPHERE.
(letting ready for Christmas makes
these weeks in December full of pleasant labors and anticipations. The
majority of people are not millionaires. They do not have full purses
with which they can go to the shops
and buy their Christmas presents
without regard to cost.   They have a
deal of planning, of invention and
loving thought, to make it go round.
Often times the money is only
enough to buy thc raw materials
from which patient and skillful fingers will fashion the gifts. If we
could look into many a home we
should see thc children planning
some surprise on Christmas morning
for fathers and mothers, and the parents in turn consulting how to manage to give the boys and girls what
they want. It is this mutual
thoughtfulncss for others that imparts to these December days a peculiar atmosphere, It will soften the
heart of thc crustiest old bachelor
to go into the Christmas shops and
•verhear the consultations among
purchasers as to what they shall get.
Even as you walk along tbe streets
you observe a peculiar light in the
eyes ol the women shoppers. They
do not have it at any otlier season
of the year, exceot, perchance when
they are making ready for a wedding.
CHRISTMAS FOR THE AGED.
Make the Christmas a glad time
for the aged. Let each child, even
thc baby, have its little tribute to
bring. Let the dear old heart know
that its own gift, however simple,
prized and expected hy everyone
of the household band. Help thc
trembling hands that may have
grown slow to fashion the dainty
miracles of needlework. Keep all the
secrets of what she is going to give
to this, that, or the otlier friend. Go
patiently on the shopping jaunts,
even if the feet are slow and the
eyes take a great deal of time in
searching for "just the right thing."
Alas for the day when grandmother
is no longer here to "do" for us or
to be "done" for! Let us remember
how surely that day is coining nearer, and that, to make her thoroughly
happy and conscious of how dear and
necessary she is, is our only way ol
beguiling the angel to linger in the
home. As thc truest joy comes always from the consciousness of power to bless, so the more fully we can
convince the aged of thc blessing they
are to us, through their experience
and their presence, and through their
angelhood, that has so often been
horn in their sorrows, the more we
shall minister to them. They are
often afraid of becoming useless, conscious of failing powers, fearful of
being in the way, or casting
shadow on the household mirth. See
to it, dear young friends, that
this of all days of the year they be
made to know how much we love
and need thc light of thc faded faces,
and assure them by every gentle attention that Christmas would not
be Christmas without the "angel in
the house."
CHRISTMAS AND SANTA CLAUS
The very name ol Christmas seems
laden with good things. There is
ring of joy in its tone and one can
only associate it with pleasant
thoughts and fond remembrances.
Christmas to the child is the bright-
is the beacon light on whieh their
est star in the year's firmament. It
little eyes and thoughts are ever
fastened. Christmas for the
seems to have been set near thc
door of thc departing year of a fountain of youth, from which they
might drnw a fresh supply of health
and vigor for the coming year.
Christmas and Santa Claus go hand
in hnnd. Tbey aro links in one
chain. Without Santa Claus there
could he no Christmas and certainly
at no other time of thc year would
old Santa be allowed admittance
by way of tbe chimney instead ol the
door.
Christmas is the same this year
last year and all tho years heloro
It is old, yet 'tis new. It is a thing
of the past, of the present, and will
be of the future until time immemorial. Who is thero among us too old
remember the Christmas of his
childhood? Is there one who does
not look back upon it as the happiest day of his life?
Even now in our maturer years
r cannot help but enthuse at the
approach of the merry day. We find
enjoyment in watching the happiness
of the little ones about us and
though we may have passed the
three score years and ten, yet thc
Merry Christmas and its fullness of
joy seems to kindle anew the flamo of
life, and carry us back to the days
of our childhood.
We are hack again at thc old home;
we once more hang our little stocking—or larger one borrowed lor the
occasion—conveniently near the fireplace. Wc reluctantly retire to our
bed where sleep has a hard fight to
master the excitement attending our
expectations. Again it is morning—
the happy Christmas morn—and all
aglow with excitement and almost
wild with delight, we rush, half
dressed, to gaze upon the bountiful
feast which old Santa Claus has lett
behind. Let us try to make this day
the brightest page in childhood's
book of memories. Let us fill it so
full of happiness that thc little ones
will ever delight in associating happy
thoughts with Christmas of 1909.
their
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little children. So, let every
let go of care fur one day am
the little folks, enter im
sports and claim an interest
their affairs, ol which they u
many ot magnitude today. I.
store and the ofliee, tbe eour
and counting room run then
or not run at all—what's tin
ence. Christmas is eminent!
children's day. From the gray ol
early dawn—it is the only day ii
winter when their eyes open al that
hour—to the latest hour al night
let everything give way to the litth
autocrats whose tyranny is
by every man and woman wii
any of the essence of love ii
breast. Romp and tumble and shunt
with them. When another Christmas
comes, some of them will not he
here, and those that are will by ono
year be that much further from the
royalty that dotli so fittingly become
them. Christmas is for the children—let everything bend to tbeir enjoyment,
brings other persons on the same
plane with them is no condescension
at all, but rather a coming hack tn
tine's own estate, (if all the days ol
the year, Christmas is the best on
wliich to "turn back the leaves i.f
life" and lay aside the "wrinkled
spoils of age." This day marks the
anniversary of thc birth of the
Prince of Babes, the great lover of
parent
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OLD COUNTRY NEWS \
INTERESTING ITEMS       1
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The Lord Mayor of Newcastle
(Alderman Sir W. H. Stephenson)
has opened a relief fund for the unemployed. At a meeting held to inaugurate the fund it was stated that
there were nearly 40,000 persons in
need.
PRECIOUS MEANING.
"Except ye become as little child
ren" is fraught with precious meaning. The kingdom of innocence is
above all earthly dignities. The
crown it wears brings no anguish,
entails no (car. Clear-eyed and
clean-hearted, thc little children of
the world stand on the heights near-
Occupants of Ilraintree workhouse
are faced with a prospect of a teetotal Christmas dinner. Tlie guardians have decided against uu allowance of beer, and refused the offer of
Mr. G. T. Bartran, a local resident,
of a thirty-six gallon barrel lor the
inmates.
The working joiners employed hy
Messrs. Evans and Co., now engaged
on the Young People's Institute, at
Nottingham, having . volunteered to
cease work at four o'clock about
twenty men who were out of work
were provided with a few hours'
work.
Frederick Stephen Wcstall, a coachman and gardener, why lives in a
cottage at Ramsbury, Wilts, has
been left a farm worth more than
£7,000 by his former master, the
late Mr. Sidney Mervyn Meyrick.
Wcstall entered Mr. Meyrick's service only two years ago, but bis
master had known him for many
years. He acted as valet and general help as well as coachman and
gardener. Mr. Meyrick, who lived
rather a lonely life, was slightly
lame, and relied on his valet to assist him in getting about.
An ingenious contrivance for robbing tilts was described by Detcctlvo
Hall at the London sessions in a
case in which Alfred Emmery, thirty, a waiter, was sentenced to
twelve months' imprisonment for
stealing three boxes of cigars from
the Green Man public house, Islington. The apparatus consisted ot a
cork smeared with a sticky matter,
and this eould be affixed to the ferrule of a stick or umbrella. It was
then easy for the thief to reach over
the counter and secure coins adhering
to the cork. Detective Hall alleged
that Emmery had used this apparatus with success, securing as
much as £5 in one day from public
houses. He was a member of a
gang who made a practice of robbing
public houses.
Another discovery of prehistoric remains such as was made beneath thc
office ot the "Daily Chronicle" some
vears ago, has been announced in a
Loudon county council report. During the construction of the Hackney
Wick relief sewer extension bones
were found which have been identified
by Mr. Charles Andrews, ot the
natural history museum, as belonging
to the mammoth, and an extinct
form of rhinoceros. They were found
along the line of the sewer between
the Great Eastern railway (Chlng-
ford branch) and Roding road, Horn-
crton, at varying depths in thc
gravel overlaying the blue clay.
No fewer than three heroes who
(ought in the Indian Mutiny bave
passed away recently. Lieut.-Gcn-
eral Sir Frederick Richard Solly-
Flood died at his residence, Porth-
mawr, Crickhowell, Brecknockshire,
at the age of eighty. The dead officer entered the army in 1810, and
became a major-general in 1885. He
was severely wounded in thc Indian
Mutiny, was mentioned in despatches
and received the medal, with U
clasps. Ho was knighted two years
ago. Sergt. Martin Burke died at
Selby, aged seventy-one. Burke enlisted in the 7.1rd regiment in 1852.
He served In South Africa in 181S
and took part in several battles during the Indian Mutiny. Later, he
joined the 52nd in England, nnd saw
active service   in 1806 on the north-
little money, and it reqnirea a good nt heaven.    The condeeceoeton that weat    frontier   with   the lflth regi
ment. He held the Mutiny and
frontier medals. Uurke haves a
widow, three daughters aud three
suns. Tlie last named arc all soldiers. Another hero who died was
Thomas Lyman, aged seventy-two,
who expired suddenly at Gilllngham,
Kent, while reading a newspaper. He
belonged to tho 2nd battalion ol thc
Rifle Brigade, and was present at the
relief of Lucknow,     He did not    get
lis   medal and   pension until a year
ir two ago.
The West Sussex education committee have decided that no married
omaii teacher shall be appointed in
ture tu any school within their
administrative area. Many towns
arc going further lhan this. At
Leeds it has been resolved that for
tuture the marriage of a woman
leaeher shall of itself terminate her
mploymcut, while those still in the
eiviee of the council have beeu ordered to give six months' notice of
expected absence. Such notice will
lie held to be equivalent to resignation. Teachers throughout the country are already awakening to tlie
fact that before long girls about to
liter the teaching profession will
have to accept the fact that matrimony is ineoinpatib-e with their aspirations to success. Although London still favors the married school
mistress there are not wanting signs
of a strong opposition growing up.
At a meeting of the East Ham education authority Councillor ('ashman
proposed that the services of eight
of that body's teachers, who are
married women, .should lie dispensed
witli. Ho remarked that the eight
teachers earned between them
£1,105 per annum, and each had
husbands living. One ot the teachers formed part of a family which
earned £800 a year. One teacher's
husband was employed hy the East
Ilam corporation, and another by
West Ham's education authority.
Thero were plenty of unemployed
teachers, and they should be given a
chance. Alderman Brooks said that
the teachers were taken on at a time
when teachers were difficult to obtain, and as they were highly qualified he was opposed to getting rid of
them. The resolution was lust by
one vote.
The utmost secrecy is being observed by the admiralty regarding
the two great warships, the construction of which was simultaneously commenced two weeks ago—the
improved Dreadnought battleship
Orion, at Portsmouth, and the
battleship-cruiser Lion at Plymouth.
At Portsmouth an order without
parallel in thc dockyard has been
given that no unauthorized person is
to he allowed near the slipway, while
at Plymouth press representatives
were for the first time excluded from
the ceremony of laying the first
plate. In each case the ceremony
was performed by the wife of the admiral-superintendent ot thc dockyard. The two vessels, each costing
1:2,000,000, are provided for in this
year's estimates, which also make
provision for two Dreadnoughts being built in private yards. The
Orion will be launched next September and completed in two years. Like
the Lion, the Orion will embody a
large number ot improvements. Her
length, it is understood, will be 5-15
feet, and her beam 88J feet. She
will he of 22,500 tons displacement,
and her water-tube boilers will develop 27,000 horse power. An improved side armour is to be fitted
with plates thinner than those fitted
to present Dreadnoughts, but so
much extra hardness has been obtained by a new toughening process
that there resistance to armour-
piercing shell has been increased.
Contrary to expectation the Orion
will carry ten 12-inch guns n her
main armament, and not the 13-inch
guns which have been projected.
They are so arranged as to allow
all ten to fire on each broadside.
Tlie speed will be the same as in all
Dreadnought battleships — namely,
twenty-two knots. There will be
only one mast, which will he the
usual tripod, and will carry an upper
mast for signalling 'purposes, and to
carry wireless telegraphy apparatus.
An important new feature will he an
armored fire control tower, which
takes thc place of the unarmored
station at tbe apex of the tripod
masts in the other Dreadnoughts.
Klectra house, Bromley road, Cat-
ford, can justly claim to be the most
up-to-date house in London. No
gas, no coal, no oil are allowed
in this model house to fill the place
with smuts and poison thc air with
fumes. Electricity reigns supreme
as heater and illuminator, and,
though the house contains ten
rooms, there is such an absence of
dirt and dust that one maid can easily keep the place clean. This model
house has been fitted by the South
Metropolitan Electric Light and
Power company as a permanent exhibit, hut it will be occupied, the
tenants being a young enthusiast in
electricity and his wife. From the
moment of entering the cheery little
hall, well warmed by tho luminous
radiator, ono is struck with the atmosphere ot comfort and cleanliness
which pervades Electra house. A
soft light sheds its radiance from under scarlet silk shades on thc tea-
table in thc dining room, where electric kettles, hot water jugs, and
percolators simplify the business ot
tea making.    A touch ol the electric
gong brought the maid bearing afternoon tea dainlies and bread baked
in electric ovens This kitchen will
make every housewife eager to have
om- like it. In addition tn iwn
electric ovens, there are a water jug
which boils water in a few minutes,
electric sauce pans, egg boilers, milk
heaters, irons, knife cleaners, and
boot polishers. The water jug or
milk or saucepan can be placed on
tbe dining room lable, as the heating apparatus is inside, and thc jug
or saucepan cannot soil the cloth.
Plates are heated hy a large electric
plate, and an electric stand keeps
breakfast dishes smoking hot for late
comors. A tiny electric geyser, no
larger than a pudding basin, is fitted
i;p over the scullery sink, and from
this a continuous supply nl boiling
water can be drawn. Lastly, the
kitchen is connected by telephone
with every room iu the house. Upstairs in the bedrooms there are
electric radiatois and lights, and
neat little electric tubes for heating
curling tongs. A large electric
thermal in the bathroom supplies
cold, warm, nr bulling water, according to the direction in which the
tap is turned.
SYNOPSIS OK CANADIAN HOMESTEAD  REGULATIONS.
Any available Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in British
Columbia, may he homesteaded liy
any person who is the sole head of a
family, or any male over 18 vears ul
age, to the extent of one-quarter section of llii) acres, more or less.
Entry must he made personally at
the local land ollice lur tbe district
iu which thc land is situate. Entry
by proxy may, however, be made uii
certain conditions by tbe lather,
mother, son, daughter, brother or
sister of an intending homesteader.
The homesteader is required lo perform the conditions connected therewith under one ol the lullowiug plans:
(1) At least six months' residence
upon aud cultivation of the laud in
each year for three years.
(2). If thc father (or mother.
if the father is deceased), of the
homesteader resides upon a farm tn
the vicinity ot the land entered tor,
the requirements as to residence may
bu satisfied by such person residing
with the father or mother.
(3). If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land
owned by him in the vicinity of his
homestead, the requirements as to
residence may be satislied by residence upon tbe said land.
Six months' notice fn writing
should be given to tbe Commissioner
of Dominion Lands at Ottawa uf intention lo appiy for patent.
COAL—Coal mining rights may be
leased for a period of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of II per
acre. Not more than 2,570 acres
shall be leased to one individual or
company. A royalty at the rate of
five cents per ton shall be collected
on the merchantable coal mined.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister ot the Interior. 39-261
PROFESSIONAL CARDS
W. F. GURD,
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc*
Money tu luun on favorable terms.
CRANBROOK.BRITISH  COLUMBI.
CRANBROOK LAND DISTRICT.
DISTRICT OF   EAST KOOTENAY.
TAKE NOTICE that Harriet Cummings, of the City of Fernie, in the
Province of British Columbia, Widow,
intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted
twenty (20) chains west of the
northwest corner of Lot 6030, Group
One (1), Kootenay District, thence
west twenty (20) chains, thence
north thirty (30) chains, thence east
thirty (30) chains, thence south ten
(10) chains, thence west ten (10)
chains, thence south twenty (20)
chains, to point ol commencement,
and containing seventy (70) acres,
more or less.
Harriet Cummings,
By her   agent,   Alfred   Cummings.
Dated this 3rd day of November,
A.D.  1909. 33-9t
W. R. Bvatty.  Funeral Director
Cranbrook B. C. Phone No.
TO RENT
Lnrtio and commodious Warehouse, with large cellar, also
8tahli- for  four liursi*s.
Convini-iitly situated.
-APPLY TO-
Beale & Elwell
Cranbroi'k. 15. C.
JOE MARAPODI
SHOE SHOP
Repairing n Specialty
Aikens Block, Cranbrook
CENTURY RESTAURANT
Opposite O.P.R. stiiiinii
TUB    PLACE     TO      OKT    A
QUICK MEAL ASI) A
GOOD MEAL.
ROOMS TO RENT.
PRIVATE HOSPITAL
MATERNITY CASKS AND
QB.VERAL NDBSINO
Mrs. K.
Bent
P.O. ll"-. 784.
Plioue -.'T.I
Francis E.
Corrison
Bandmaster Craubr
Cliolnuas'er Knoi 1
I.m.-1! M  lli. SlnjM
l-l.Ml	
...k City Illiiul.
r, slfi t,*ri,ui I'll.
> sRoyal tVelsh
Teacher of
Violin, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and Standard
Instruments
CITV ORCHESTRA FURNISHED
I'lluNi: 25.1   •   CKANBROOK, Ll.l*.
H.
C. C. SALMON
PIANO  LESSONS
I.. i in Minimi llii'iny
SOCIAL  FUNCTIONS   ATTBNDKD
PHONE iifl
CRANBROOK,        -        ll.l-.
Miss Mabel Wellman
Plaslst snd Trachcr
l-'rlilifii-,-,! pupil ol
linl'1-.ili** Mi.ll.t ol Wriitii'in,
Miss Helena
Hartison
TEACHER UF HUNO
1 ,-rl'ti-] M
Toronto Coneerra
-jr.rot Mj.ii*
Phone 21!'
P.O. llm 157
Miss Gertrude Jones
r-l-'iul attentioa Kii-in to I'fjrinBers
Hul 4
URS. KINO & QREEN,
Physicians and Surgeons.
Iffic-i at Realdeace, Armstrong k.t,
OFFICE HOURS :
Forenoons - - - - 9.00 to 10.60
Afternoons - - - 2.00 to   4.(10
Evenings - - - - 7.30 to   ».M
.Sundays - •  - - 2.30 to   4.90
ORANBROOK .1    ::    .:,   ll    B, O,
DR. F. B. MILES
DENTIST
OFFICE    HOURS:
• to 12 a.m.
I to   6 p m.
7 to   8 p.m.
Office In new Reid Block
CRANBROOK        -      -      - B. C,
B.C.  LAND SURVEYORS
Mc VI TTIE    &    PARKER
Cranlirook aw! Fort Steele
IRRIGATION AND RAILWAY WORK
A SPECIALTY
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J. O. CUMMINQS
IRRIGATION ESOINEER
DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL LAND
SURVEVORS
SAW Cranbrook, B.C.
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J, T.   LAIDLAW
MINING  ENGINEER
B.   C.   »ni   Surveyor
CRANBROOK    •      B. C.
F. C. Hwanncll, D. L. S„ B C. Ll 8.
A. I. Robertson, H.C. L. S.
SWANNELL & ROBERTSON
Dominion ami British Columbia
LAND SURVEVORS
I'.O. Drawer7113 VICTORIA. 1.0
II you   want   satisfaction    witb
your washing:  send
it to
MONTANA LAUNDRY
Special priiis Ior lamily wink.
J.   W.   nUTLEOGK
VETfRINARV SUROEON
f-irailiiati-ol Ontario Veterinary
College, Toronto, In ISOR.
Grailnat* am] Meilalliel ol
McKllllp's Veterinary College,
China)!", in WOO.
Nine yearn' esperienee in
Veterinary practice in Manitoba.
Ollice at Crieerook Hotel. THE   CRANROOK   HERALD
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HOLIDAY SUGGESTIONS
From Cranbrook's
MOST   ATTRACTIVE   AND
Economical Shopping Headquarters
Christmas Neckwear
ChristmasHandkerchiefs
You will undoubtedly pronounce tbis
tlio tastiest anil largest display ol Xnias
Handkerchiefs in Cranlirook. Conld'nt
possibly price them lower, ami ns wo
enjoy many buying advantages we don't
think it likely that any other store will
price equal styles and quality us low.
After much preparation we present this
week a splendidly rich showing of
Mens' Silk Scarfs. Pine soft novelty
weaves in the richest und most dignified
designs, all of which ure exclusive with
us. From 25c. to $1.50.
Handsome   Christmns    Neckwear   in
handsome gift boxes.
$1.25   $1.50  and  $2.00
Christmas Slippers
Slippers for Christmas ar*
always acceptable.
The handsome display is ready for you
at prices thut are bringing us three
times tho business of lust year.
SLIPPERS FOR MEN
All styles and shades. Your gift cannot
fail to please if it is u pair of slippers.
For you know ono likes to feel another
is interested iu their comfort and this
and this is just the sentiment conveyed
iu this remembrance.
From 75c. to $3.50
100 Dozen to choose from
Christmas Gloves
You never made a mistake in buying
Uloves for Xmas (lift-making. A pair
of gloves are pleasing reminders the
winter long of the giver; they nre
sensible and appropriate, and from onr
very liberal stock you can make
purchases that will save you money.
Christmas Mufflers
A handsome showing of silk mufflers.
A useful aud acceptable gift.
Our mufflers nre cut full nnd long 50 by
ill in., all fancy and plain colors.
$1.50 and $2.00
IRISH POPLIN SCARFS
$3.50 extra quality
in all colors.,
BRADLEY NECK SCARFS
50c. and 75c.
Hats
A splendid showing of all the latest
styles in
J. B. STETSON
HENRY CARTER
BARRINQTON
Christmas Clothing
Christmas Braces
Fancy Silk Braces in individual
boxes 75c. to $1.50
Beautiful sets  consisting oi' oue pair
each Arm Bauds, Braces and Garters in
the   best   silk,  packed   oue set  iu a
beautiful  box.
$1.50 to $2.00 per set
Many people experience difficulty in
being able to Bettle upon n clothier they
can depend upon. Too many clothing
stores eater for transient business-
look ahead only to the chance of new
customers and don't take proper care of
the old,    With us it is just the reverse.
We buy and sell clothing to hold the
old customers und through them gain
new ones, and it is to such careful
thought iu this direction that we rank
as onu of the biggest and most reliable
clothing houses in British Columbia.
Our stock is always complete
Suits     Overcoats
Fancy Vests
Etc.
iu all sizes ami ranging iu price from
•
Suits ■ $8.00 to $35.00
Overcoats $10.00 to $30.00
Fancy Vests     $2.50 to $7.00
Our Tailoring Department is in full
swing and is working nights getting
in shape for Christmas.
We can hnve your Suit by Christmas
if you come and leave your order NOW
BEST SILK POPLIN TIE
All colors, with braces to match, packed
in a handsome box.
$2.00 per set
Christmas Dressing Gowns
and Smoking Jackets
Dressing Gowns nnd Smoking Jackets
are becoming greater gift favorites willi
women each Christmas Season. This
year we nre offering a splendid selection
of styleB both simple and elaborate.
Prices, ns you would expect, are very
moderate.
From $6.00 to $20.00
Curling Coats and
Coat Sweaters    ,
Something to keep you warm when you
nre Curling or Skating this winter,
Fancy Coat Sweaters in all colors and
fancy trimmings.
Boots and Shoes
All the newest and up-to-date footwear.
INVICTUS BARRY
HARTT
S'---vf-"X.,  .,\   f*  .   *__  XmAMr
Christmas Shirts
Hosiery
CHRISTMAS SHIRTS
Pretty dark   and   light   stripes   and
cheeks und nil fancy colorings, just what
the swagger fellows will wear in shirts.
Hundreds to choose from.
From $1.25 to $3.50
HOSIERY
All the new styles in Mens' Half Hose.
Fancy and plain colors.
Au immense stoek to choose from.
Trunks       Suit Cases
Hand Bags
Read over this list. Perhaps tho most
useful gift we can mention. A goal
Case or Hand Bag will last for years,
always a reminder of the giver. We
are-selling many Suit Ciiscb for gifts
this year. When you note the
extensive variety and the wide range of
prices you will understand the reason.
Suit Cases - $3.00 to $20.00
Hand Bags ■ $1.50 to $20.00
Trunks   ■   -   $6.00 to $20.00
Your initials free on any case, bag, or
trunk, worth §5.00 or over.
"Good Things to Eat"
Time and space forbids of our telling in detail of the many good
things for the table we have to offer as onr stock
comprises a more complete and better
line of Xmns Delicacies than
we have shown on any
previous occasion.
Below are a few of our palate ticklers wliich will  add tone
to your Inble for
"The Meal of the Year"
French Asparagus In Fancy Glass Bottles
"      Macedoines       " '* "
"      Haricot Verts   " " "
Harry Webb's English Plum Puddings
Peck's English Stilton Cheese
Carr's and Jacob's Imported Biscuits
French Crystallized Pineapple
Imperial Russian Cluster Raisins
CRANBROOK'S   GREATEST
FURNITURE HOUSE
Cliristmae rapidly approaching, only
a few more shopping days remain,
nml the lust 10 of them will be days
of micli tremendous uctivlty that
this store will he taxed to its utmost
capacity.
BUY EARLY
-nut weeks Bates intlicatctl not only
an early but an extensive tendency
to the selection of such handsome
anil  practical  pieces in  Furnitiire
ivliii-li we liuvo especially provided
fur the Christmas Season.
No bettor opportunity is offered in Kast Kootenny to economize
in the purchase of uu acceptable gift thau in thc many pieces we
offor at speeiul prices.
Morris Chairs Brass Beds
Parlor Cabinets Card Tables
Bureaus Stools
Toilet Tables      Buffets
Book-cases
Hall Racks
Parlor Suits
nusic Cabinets
Writing Tables Parlor Cabinets Couches
Chiffoniers
Book-cases
Dining Tables
Rockers Parlor Tables
Library Tables   Davenports
Desks Hall Chairs
Shaving Stands Sideboards
Pianos—Heintzman and Mendelssohn
China for Xmas Presents
What can you offer a lady that
she will appreciate more than a
piece of pretty china. Wc have
always carried a most exquisite
line of dainty Bric-a-llrac; but
this year we are sure we have
surpassed any previous attempts
ever displayed in this vicinity.
Products from the foremost
Potters in the old world are here
in immense variety. We want
everyone to see our nice things
before making their Xmas
selections.        We   know   that
WE   CAN   PLEASE  YOU
WE   WILL   BE   OPEN  EVERY   NIGHT   DURING   XMAS   WEEK
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HELLO CENTRAL! GIVE ME
CALGARY
This   call   is   now   in   order   over   the   Kootenay Telephone   Lines, Limited
Succissful   completion   of   big   undertaking.—New   projects   for   coming   season.—Cranbrook   to   be   centre of   most
complete telephonic system in Pacific Northwest.—Splendid example of Cranbrook enterprise.
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The Herald ol January 7th, ol this
year, contained a long review ol the
projected enterprises ol the Kootenay
Telephone Lines, Ltd., a Cranbrook
company. At tho close ot thc year
it will be interesting to note the
measure ot success that has been achieved by the company in its ambitious undertakings.
On Monday morning last Cranbrook
was in direct telephonic communication with Calgary, thus consummating the chiel project outlined by the
Kootenay Telephone Lines, Ltd., at
the beginning ol the year.
Mayor J. P. Fink, ol this city, and
Mayor Ii. Ii. Jamieson, ol Calgary,
last Monday morning, exchanged
compliments and congratulations over
the completed system. For several
minutes the two chiel citizens ot
Cranbrook and Calgary chatted together with as great case as it they
had been sitting together in one office.
The construction of thc extension
ot the Kootenay Telephone Lines, to
the Alberta boundary, to connect
with the government owned system
ol that province, was an undertaking
ol no small order and that it ha*.
been carried through so succcsstullv
reflects great credit upon the ollicials
in charge ol tho work. Roughly
speaking upwards ol one hundred
miles of pole lino had to be erected,
involving the erection of tour thousand poles, each 30 leet long, with
not less than 6 inch tops, and planted 5 feet in the ground.
The line from Cranhrook to the
Alberta boundary follows the provincial government road. Thc poles
are set on a .surveyed line, in all
cases eight feet from the outside
limit ol the road, allowing lor ditching and Icncfng. Thc cost of this
work was in the neighborhood of
110,000.
With thc completion ol the work,
Cranbrook has direct telephonic connection with Calgary and Lethbridge
and all intermediate points.
Having successfully completed this
big undertaking, the company proposa
at once setting about extensive improvements to their Cranbrook system as well ns to the systems
throughout the territory covered by
them in both tlie Cranbtook and
Femie districts.
Early next scnsun construction
will be started west from Crnnbrook
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SHEWING LINES
^ttwrciEm^
EA5T KOOTENAY
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to Kingsgate, where the Kootenav
Telephone Lines, Ln!.. will connect
up with the Kocky Mountain Bell
Telephone company's hues, giving
Cranbroiik direct connection with
Spokane ami .ill points in West Koo
tenay and tlie Boundary eountrv.
ln addition, construction "1 a Una
norih from Cranbrook io connect
with Windermere and Golden, taking
in all points of importance en route,
will tie commenced.
It is of interest to note that all
construction work done hy tlie Kootenay Telephone I.ims. Ltd , is done
iu accordance with the A. T A T
company's specifications, which arc
regarded as the most thorough in
America.
All future long distance construction will lie copper as is the case
with   the new line into Alberta.
It should be noted that owing to
pressure on the service and the conditions prevailing in Alberta, the
time limit for conversations over the
Alberta long distance telephone line
has been reduced Irom five to three
minutes.
We reproduce in another column a
sketch map, showing the lines, constructed and proposed, of the Kootenay Telephone Lines, Ltd. In reference thereto it must be noted that
the just completed line to Alberta
is marked on the map with dotted
lines, indicating a proposed line.
Since the map was prepared, what
was a mere proposal has been given
effect to and the Cranbrook-Alberta
line is now an accomplished fact.
You can call up Calgary friends and
wish tbem the compliments of tbe
season and thus secure practical prool
of the consummation of this big
undertaking, one that reflects tbe
utmost credit upon the Cranbrook
men at the head of the Kootenay
Telephone Lines, Ltd.
The officers of the company are as
follows:
President—R. E. Beattie.
Vice-President—Jas. Ryan.
Directors—A. Leitch, V. Hyde Baker and .1. IL King, M.D.
Secretary—N". I. Harrison.
Superintendent—Maurice Quain.
To all of whom, we believe every
reader of the Herald, will join witb
us in extending heartiest congratulations upon good work well done, and
in wishing continued prosperity for
their undertakings in the   New Vear.
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• i
"THE PIXIES"
ORANBROOK  YOUNGSTERS
GIVE  AN EXCELLENT
PERFORMANCE   OF
THIS PRETTY LITTLE
MUSICAL SPEC.
TACI.E.
"The Pixies," as produced hy
Cranbrook youngsters at the Audi-
U*rli'm last Friday ami Saturday
evenings, proved thoroughly enjoyable and reflected great credit, upou
Mr, W A. Milne, the author, nn.l
MUs Detrude Jones, who nsditeil
the lortner in training thc littlo
onM.
The costuming and staging wore
excellent, and despite some
quite excusable lapses, the
whole production was given
In a most satisfactory manner,
all'the participants performing their
respective parts exceedingly well.
The star parts were entrusted to
grown ups, in the persons ol Miss
Margaret Kennedy, whose "Prince
FWriirtel, Ruler of thc Pixies," was
s rally finished pcrlormance, Miss
Edith McNeil, as "Queen Titanla,
Ooddess ol the Flowers," Mrs. north* Patr|«k, as "Angelica, thc Fairy
Exlp'ls'te," and Mr. Allan dc Weill,
as   "Cholly    Chrysanthemum,    the
dm*:'*
The balance ol the cast was made
up as follows:
Plj|«»-S»Ilor* Earl Stewart:
policeman, Oeorge Patton: Uncle
Sain, Cyril Patmore; Johnnie Rail,
Ralph' 'Ijrinue; malor, Arthur Fnw-
lefi Jew, Nigel Thompson: Chinaman,
VMHtl'Mik; Canadian. Willi. Lau
rie; poet, Raymond Armstrong; In-1
diaa, Archie Oiislmlm; Swede, Gordon Fowler; Scotchman, Willie Er-1
Ier; Russian, Fred Swain; Irishman,
Blllio Brownlee; Italian minstrel,
Eva Ciuiley, .lacko, the monkey,
(lull ('nuke.
Pickaninnies—Petio, Bert Herd;
Jackie, David Watson.
Brownies—True Perry, Barclay McNeil, Bonald Kennedy, Gull Cooke,
Uaiiisfiird Parks, Walter Mayer.
Goblins—Alhan, the Goblin chiel,
Ashton Powers; Goblins in Alban's
service, Vitr, Hollo Johnson; Litr,
Harold Stevenson; Fill, Cecil Alexander; Kill, Gordon Wallinger; Hivor,
Have Patton; flavor, Herman Blnk-
ley; Grunt, Milo Drummond.
Amazon Ouards—A Military drill—
Tli« Misses I.ila Baker, Ada Hicken-
butham, Gertrude Macdonald, Marion
Service, Birdie Macdonald, Mae
Chapman, Lily Chllds, Hazel Hirtz,
Maude Hickenbotham, Garnet Bink-
Icy, Ena Crooks, Myrtle McNeil.
Japanese Maidens—Gladys Oaskill,
Kathleen Bridges, Maudic Short,
Mamie Mackcy, Roso Oaskill, Jessie
Kennedy, Katie Leek, Elsie Bent,
Grace Finley, Annie Oili.
Fairies—Prince Florlmcl's page,
Dorothy Whitmorc; Sunshine, the
Stolen One, Myrtle Perry; The
Flower Girls—Tinymitc, Freds Patmore; Tiddlewinks, Francis Drum-
mond. (Jucon's Attendants—Anemone, Emma Mayers; Rosebud, Nellie Crowe; Daffodil, Laura Richards;
Buttercup, Ellen Willard.
Butterflies-Hazel Taylor, Alice
Reed, Florence Bathh), Carrlo
Moore.
Fairy Host-Nellie Crows, Vada
Boyter, Wandt Fink, Gladys Hickenbotham,  Mabel Fasmnrt, CatkeiiM
Whitmorc, Helen West, Brownie Jardine, Gladys Johnson, Lottie Leask,
Nellie Marccllais, Delia Dow, Merle
Taylor, Mayslc Small, Laura Richards, Dorothy Whitmorc, Edythe
Macdonald, Viola Sarvis, Ellen Willard, Lottie Moore, Alice Mll'.i,
Irene Elmer, Dorothy Mackey, Mina
Carson, Mart Barnhardt, Carrie
Moore, Enid W. Gill, Grade MeFarlanc, Louise Elmer, Emma Mayers
lleulah Stuart, Bernle Fraser, Bor'.
Johnson, Annie Patton, .Iconic Pat
ton, Lauretta Armstrong, Ediln Ad-
derlcy, Gertie Heard, Frames Brurn-
mond, Fresa Patmore, Alici Reed,
Eva Conley, Hazel Taylor, Klorn.cc
Bathle, Harrier Kennedy, Bertha
Gill, Rosie Mayers, Lunrty Willard,
Cecil Alexander, Addie Bennett, Violet Deacon, Kathleen Mills.
The Amazon Ouards scored a grunt
success. Their execution ol u military musical drill was really excellent and elicited most enthusiastic
applause.
The total amount taken on thc two
evenings ot ths entertainment was
l4U.no. Expenses, (172.10, leaving
a balance ol 1241.30. Ol this
amount Mr. Milne, the manager and
director, gave the gymnasium, according to eontrset, ten per cent—
224.15, this amount with 22.00 allowed for commission on tickets sold
makes a total for the gym of 2MV
MOYIE
If rou are suffer inn from MHInus-
nesa, constipation, indigestion,
chronic headache, invest one cent in
nnstal card, send to Chamberlain
•Medicine Co., Des Koines. Iowa,
with vour name and address plalnlv
on the hack, and thev will forward
yon a free sample of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tables. Sold by
al! druggists aad dealers.
(From the Moyie Leader.)
Tbe Moyie lodge of Odd Fellows
will give their annual hall on the
evening of Wednesday, January 12th.
Dr. Coffin is again looking after
his Moyie practice. Dr. Asslcstine
has gone to Fernie and has entered
Into partnership with Drs. Corsan
and Bonnell.
Thc Hov. Mr. Hackney, of Pembroke, Ont., is expected here next
week to tak echarge of the Moyie
Presbyterian church. Rev. 11.
White, who has heen in charge for
the past three months, will he stationed at Coal Creek.
Tbe anniversary supper at the
Presbyterian church last Monday
evening was well patronized, and
both the , supper and thc program
that followed were enjoyed thoroughly. The Ladies Aid of thc church
wish to thank all who assisted and
patronized the affair, and they wish
to specialty thank Miss Lois Gamble,
who all alone carried through so
successfully the musical part of the
prbgram.
With the hall artistically decorat-
The committee on arrangements presented every person with a neatly
printed badge. One hundred and
eighteen persons took supper* at the
Hotel Kootenay. The musicians,
Profs. Chapman and Salmon and Mr.
Kamm, gave excellent satisfaction.
There will be the usual midnight
mass at the Moyie Catholic church
on Christmas Eve, and considerable
preparation is heing made for it.
There will he a cornet solo,
"Teaumerie," hy Kdward Desaulnier.
"Hark! thc Herald Angels Sing," by
the choir. Leonard's third mass in
H. by the following quartette: Mr
Dowerhutts, Mr. Walker, Mr. Kamm
and Mr. Jackson. Thc soloists are
Mr. Walker, soprano; Mr. Sower-
butts, bass; Mr. Jackson, tnnor. Tbe
solos will have cornet and violin accompaniment. Offertory, "French
Canticle," hy Miss Therrian.
"Adeste Fidelis," and "Gloria in
Excelsis," will also he sung by the
choir. Mrs. James Whitehead is the
organist.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Crowe was the scene, of a very pretty
wedding last Tuesday, when their
daughter, Miss Lulu, was united in
marriage to Mr. B. W. S. lliggins,
of Fort Steele. The marriage was
performed hy lhe Rev. J. W. Miller,
B.A., pastor of the Moyie Methodist
church. After the ceremony the
eighteen who were present sat down
noon   plans     were perfected for     a
Christmas     tree   and entertainment I
for the children, the members of   all]
the churches joining in the work. At [
this meeting K. I). Stinson was the
chairman and    Mr. Milier secretary.
The    Christmas   tree and entertainment will be held on Friday evening,
December 21th.
The rink of the Moyie Hockey club
was thrown open to thc public Wednesday night, and on that evening
and every evening since the attendance has been good. C. E. Joslin,
the ice maker, seems to br the right
man for the joh, and has the rink
in good shape every evening fur tbo
hoys. Each evening tliere is hockey
practice from 7 to 8, and then the
general pujilic are admitted. Movie
has a strong hockey team, and the
town promises to gain a reputation
for hockey equal to that which it
gained last summer for baseball. The
Moyie boys are planning for a minstrel show on New Vear's eve, but
have now changed their minds and
will have a big dance instead on lhat
evening. According to the schedule
of thc Crows Nest IJockey league,
the Moyie team will play at Kernie
January 1st, at Coleman, January
3rd and at Lethbridge, January 4th.
For thc rettirn matches, Fernie will
play at Movie on January 6th, Coleman will play here on January ] 1 tti,
and Lethbridge will play here on
Januarv 22nd. '
ed, the best music thnt could he pro-j to a wedding breakfast.    Among the
cured   In thc    country and a supper various    presents    was a handsome
provided that was fit for the gods,
it was no wonder thnt the 10th annual ball oT tho Moyie Miners' union
passed off so successfully. The attendance was welt up with that at
tat   anion    dances tn former years..
clock presented hy the Methodist
congregation to Mrs. lliggins, who
wns for a long time organist In thc
church.
At the meeting held Tuesday after-
Singer Sewing machines cost very
little more than cheap machines.
Tbey do the best work, they last a
lifetime, and they are also sold on
small monthly payments, Remember
your wile! Get her one for Christmas—Singer store.
+ + + + + + ,+, + + + + + + +.
4 4
♦ CHEERFUL CHRISTMAS IN +.
♦ WEST. 4
  4.
Winnipeg.      Dec       22.—This 4
♦ Christmas    season   is   showing 4
♦ such evidence of   prosperity as ♦.
♦ the Canadian prairie west has 4
4 never   before   known,    manifest ♦
♦ through a hundred lines of busi- ♦
♦ ness activity in this city.    Tbe ♦
♦ great < rop appears to have put ♦
♦ money   in   every   one's pocket, ♦
♦ and moreover   they are willing ♦
♦ to spend some of it, •(•
♦ The people, too, and specially ♦
♦ thc   farmers,   are paying their 4
♦ debts.    Loan   companies    with ♦
♦ their head western offices in ♦
4 Winnipeg are complaining that ♦
♦ money is   coming     in too fast. ♦
♦ Loans and mortgages arc being ♦
♦■ liquidated at   such a rate that ♦
♦ there is no placing the cash.4-
4 again. 4-
♦ Winnipeg bank clearings for 4
4 the past eleven months of the 4
4 year totaled   over $G75,000,000, ♦
♦ as against Jf! 11,(100,000 for the 4
4 whole of last year. Tbis not- ♦
♦- withstanding that the Winnipeg 4
4 clearing house is now relieved 4-
4- by clearing houses at Edmon- -f
■f ton, Calgary and Regina. -f
4 As to thc Christmas trade it- -f
4 self, it has been wonderful. To- ♦
♦ day a well known local jobbing 4
4 house had to turn down an or- -f
4 der for Christmas goods from 4
4 a country point, because its +
4 Christmas stock had been sold 4
4 out. 4
4 Thc west wears a broad smile 4'
4 this Christmas. +
♦ *
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P. 0. HI IM PHONt 144
SULLIVAN TO RESUME
CANADIAN   CONSOLIDATED NOW
IN CONTROL-SHIPMENTS
TO RESUME   WITHIN
A MONTH.
The Nelson News ol Tuesday last
eontained confirmation ol the report
that the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting company had secured control ol the Sullivan group at Kimberley.
Perhaps the most important mining deal ol the year to the Kootenays, says the News, was put
through on Friday last iu Spokane
by which the Consolidated Mining
and Smelting eompany ol Canada,
the headquarters ot which arc at
Trail, secured control ol the well
known Sullivan group ol mines at
Kimberley. This means that operation ol this property will be resumed
witli the least possible delay and
tliat it will again become a regular
shipper. Tlie terms upon which the
Consolidated eompuny secures the
proporty are a long term lease with
an option to purchase control ot the
Sullivan (Iroup Mining company
limited, which is held by thc Federal
Mining and Smelting company, limited, which is in turn a subsidiary
eompany ol the American Smelting
and Refining company, limited. Thc
lease does not include the Sullivan
Group company's smelter Marysville,
Imt the exercise ol the option ol pur*
base of the stock held by the
Federal Mining and Smelting company, if sueh action be decided upon
later, would give tho Consolidated
company control ol it as well as the
mine.
The deal between the Consolidated
company and the Federal company in
respect to the property was closed
at Spokane on Friday last, by W. IL
Aldridge, managing director ior the
lormcr.
t is the intention ot thc Consolidated company to put men to
work within a couple ol days, getting the mine in readiness Ior operation again and it is expected that
shipments will commence again within a month at the rate ol Irom SO
to 00 tons per day.
Thc Sullivan group is located
ahout two miles north of Kimberley,
in East Kootenay. The ore deposit
is large, but of low grade, running
from 17 to 20 per cent lead, and six
to nine ounces ol silver to the ton.
It carries an unusual amount ol iron,
a lact which has made the smelting
of it ilifiicult when treated separately. It is ol a character, though,
which sliould make it easy ol treatment in connection with ore Irom
St. Eugene and other properties
carrying an excess ot silica. By a
judicious mixing ol the ores, however, both kinds can be handled to
better advantage.
The securing ol the Sullivan Oroup
property by the Consolidated company will not only mean a greater
tonnage lor tbe Trail smelter, but
also an increased output Irom the
refinery in connection with it, the
daily capacity ol which Is being increased from 70 to 120 tons ot refined lead.
The re-opening ol tbe Sullivan
Group will be welcomed by the mining interests not only ot East Kootenay, but ol this country generally,
and the successful operation ot the
property will be another evidence ol
the lact that the industry is every
day getting onto a more stable
basis in the interior ol British Columbia.
Thc Sullivan group includes the
Hamlet, Shylock and Hope claims
and is located on Sullivan mountain,
about two miles north ol Kimberley.
It was prospected ln the '90s and
considerable development work on it
had been perlormcd previous to 1000,
in whieh year over 1,000 leet ol tunneling and drilting was done. Since
then the company has bad a more
or less checkered career. In 1901
some further development work was
done, and in 1002 the erection ol a
.smelter at Marysville, a short distance trom Kimberley, was commenced. . In 1903 the erection ot thc
.smelter was pushed forward and facilities for mining operations installed at the mine. By the end ol this
year the smelter as planned was
practically completed, while in the
meantime the mine had been fully
equipped for operation. In was
lound necessary, however, to make
changes in regard to thc system ol
smelting, and the plant first erected
lor this purpose waa practically
turn down and a new one erected in
llilll, which commenced operations In
the early part ol the lollowlng year
and continued until the latter part
of 1907, when the financial panic on
the other side ol the line caused a
slump in metal prices, thus removing
whatever profit there had previously
been In the operation ol the smelter
The company trom its inception had
suffered trom lack ot sufficient lunds.
In order to finance thc erection ot
thc first smelter bonds were issued
against the mine. The* amount raised in this way had all been dissipated, when in 1901, in order to
complete the smelter and put the
property In shape tor successful operation, control ot the company's
stock was sold to the Federal Mining
and Smelting company, limited, the
transaction providing capital required. Thc old company has continued
In existence and It Is control ol It
that the Consolidated company, has
an option to purchase.
There has never been a question ol
the extent    ol tha ore body ol   the
Sullivan group, as is shown by thel
various reports ol the provincial department of mines. Early In tbe
development ol the property one ol
these reports gave the amount ot ore
In sight as between 300,000 and 400,-
000 tons, and later work showed
that this was only a portion ol the
body. Only a small portion ot the
ore at first reported in sight has
been mined. The only difficulty in
regard to the property has been in
connection with the smelting of the'
ore, wliich, to give the best results, |
requires to be handled with that ol
other properties having somewhat
different constituents. The Con-j
solidated eompany is treating ores ot
the kind overy day, so that it should
be in au excellent position tor handling Hi,- product ol thc Sullivan
group.
The promoters ot the Sullivan
group company were all Spokane
mcn. They were: Senator George
Turner, president; Bernard Layton,
vice-president, and .1. 11. Williams,
secretary. The Federal Mining and
smelting company is also a Spokano
concern.
 1
BRITISH POLITICAL SITUATION.
London, Eng., Dec. 22—It has been
finally decided that writs lor the
new elections shall be issued on January a, allowing the first election to
take place on the 13th. A novel
feature of the election is the cam-]
palgn of thc peers. They have addressed 73 meetings, and 70 more
have already been arranged. It ts
now possible to Indicate bow the
parties stand in the matter ot candidatures.      Uncontested constitucn-
ies will be smaller in number than
lor a long time past. At the outside they will probably number 17,
whercot 15 are represented by Unionists. Triangular contests also will
be few; thc Daily Chronicle estimates that they will not exceed 20.
In 30 constituencies there will be a
straight fight between a Labor candidate and a Unionist. Labor candidates have been withdrawn Irom
Midlothian, Berkston Ash, Rother-
ham, Crewe, Stalybridge, Newport
district, Monmouth boroughs, East
Carmarthen, Coventry, Mid-Glamor-
gnn, East Northants, Plymouth,
Ollicials ot the Social Democratic
party state that there is no intention on their part to withdraw any
candidates in order that a success
may be scored ln any constituency
in support ol the government. Thc
national executive ot the party has
sanctioned eight candidatures, and
lt is possible that one or two more
may be added. Those already sanctioned are: H. H. Hyndman (Burnley), T. Lewis (Southampton) P
Kennedy (North Aberdeen), T. Victor Fisher (Brightsidc), Sheffield), H.
Quclch (Northampton), E. R. Hartley (East Bradtord), Herbert Burrows (Haggerston) and .1. F. Green
(Bristol.)
 ». ,    „
WITB THE CllRLEK
RINKS PICKED FOR THE ENSUING SEASON-FIRST COMPETITION.
At a meeting held in the curling
rink Tuesday night tbe lollowing
rinks were drawn for this season:
1. Schwartz, W. A„ King, M. B.,
Small, E. IL, Hoggarth, G., skip.
2. Lavallc, Mr., McCary, B., Wilson, W. II., McSweyn, D. J., skip.
3. Barrett, II., King, .1. H., Main,
C. O., McCallum, J. A., McCallum',
.1. G„ skip.
I. Walton, T-, Main, D. T., Abbott, C. A,, McCowan, A., skip.
5. Phillips, T. C, Deane, F. J.,
Elwcll, E., Rollins, W. A., Richards,
S., skip.
6. Garrett, R. S., Harrison, N. I.,
Macdonald, M. A., Aikens, R. S.,
skip.
7. Campbell, IL, Millar, J., Bowness, A. ('., Patmore, E. IL, skip.
9. Lumsden, W. W., RoasHer, F.
S., Ward, C. It., Shankland, A.,
skip.
10. Topham, F., Martin, A., Abbott, G. B., Griffin, IL, Wilson, P
E., skip.
11. Brymner, R. T., Fergusson,
J. A., Morris, F. R„ Cholditeh, J.,
skip.
12. Macdonald, A. II., Hall, W. S.,
Arnold, .1. A., Itobcrts, T. M., skip
13. Laidlaw, W. D., Dennison, F ,
Laidlaw, .1. T., Pinkham, ,1. f. M.,
•kip.
II. Mackie, .1., Fletcher, .1. II.,
Troop, ('. Moi,., Henderson, .1., skip.
15.  Caven,   T.,   M.P.I*.,    DeBeck,
Ingram, A., skip.
G. W., Langln, L.I..,
V., Beattie,    R.   E.,
W., Miles, Dr.,
16. McUod,
Attridgc, W.
skip.
17. Martin,   .1.,   Kennedy,   J. A
Leltch, (i., McDermot, A. L , skip.
18. Bullock, A., Harris, W. M.,
Fink, J.p., Ward, A. S., skip.
19. Pye, A. C, Thompson, G. IL,
Johnson, D. J., Short, B. H., skip.
These rinks are subject to change
by mutual consent ol skips and players and those making any changes
should notify the secretary at once.
President   vs. Vice-President competition, to be played    on or before
Christmas day:
President. Vice-President
A. McCowan vs. E. II. Patmore.
R. E. Beattie vs. A. Shankland.    1
O. Hoggarth va. J. B. Henderson.
A. Ingram vs. R. S. Aikens.
D. J. McSweyn vs. T. M. Roberts.
A. S. Ward vs. J. F. M. Pinkham.
C. McDougall vs. 8- Richards.
How Gold Dredges Get the Gold
Tbt **ep hilt* ud nigged nwunhini ol the Klondike region give
rae to numbeileM mull dreams, which become ham lime to time
wilh lhc melting of the «owt— the cloudburst! and heavy rami lo
which the country U lubject—raging tortenU,
The grinding of lhe glaciera and the cioiion ol ihese turbulent
alteami bring down rocki, und and giavcl ftom lbe mountain deplhi
•nd fattnenea where man hai never yet penctrat? J.
In a region where ledges ol Gold-bearing Quatlz are a prominent
feature in lhe formation, it h natural lhat these foucsof Nature should
tear nway quanlilici of exceedingly rich material.
Thii proem hai been going on fnr ages. The hidden dotes ol
Gold away in the hill* ate inexhaiUiUe.
Thi ruih ol the lorrenli it to iiii,>ctuout tliat even boulden ul
coniiderable iue are bome in their courte, and only when Nalurc
hai ipent benelf do lliey find n retting pi ue.
The broad creelti—lbe wider reaches of llis liver—nuiet lhe
•(ream, and lhe Gold, in lhe form of nuggets, gtaim and llakn,
vapidly lettles. Gold it very heavy—heavier than lhe rock it-wll, and
once it findi i railing place, rilti down through llie light surface mud
•id nnd until, by force of Gravity, it Teachei bed rock.
Where the courses of ilreaim have been changed, the richest Placer
Mine* arc found in iheir old bedi. Dul in the larger, contlanl itreami,
thcte rich depoiili are beyond the reacli ol mm ly human Agenciei.
It remaini for the Gold Oredae—following the heavy nuggett
and nartitlei of Gold down thtou;;h the overlying itrata in llie Dart
end benches of the river, to recover llieie timet ol Gold liom the
Ireaiure-hoiueof Nature,
The long ermi of lhe Dredge, witb iheir endleu chaim ol bucket
acoopi, watch down, down—through liity feet of water, land and
gravel, if need be- until the Gold sediment, and finally bed rock itsrlf,
often overlaid with en actual coverlet of pure Gold - the hoarded
eccumulalion ol cenluries—ii readied.
Thc Gold Dredge bringi up thii material in wholesale quantities
—licit* il with acienlific accuracy to uve the limil particlei ol
value—Mparate* the iron—and fot the Iiui time tayi bare to the hand
ol man thii Virgin Gold.
While perioaally ptewnt on nut properly at Stewart River,
Yukon Territory, Klondike, September tit, I uw with my own
eye* e clean-up Irom our firtt and tmaller dredge, netting $517.50,
ud ihii wai preceded only e few dayi by another clean-up (rom
Ihe tame dredge emounting to $1281.86 in Gold.   I law thii Gold,
Ktiered from lhe gotd-iaving tablet ol our Dredge, moulded into
lion—a tolid bar of Gold.
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649 Somerset Building
Winnipeg,
..*•''    Name .
Address	
J. G. McCallum vs. P. E. Wilson.
J. Cholditeh vs. A. L. McDenno'.
B. H. Short (bye).
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CHURCH COLUMN
BAPTIST CHURCH    CHRISTMAS
SERVICES.
A special musical program appropriate to Christmas is arranged Ior
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The pastor, Charles W. King, will
preach a sermonettc to thc children
at the morning service, subject, "Thc
Guiding Star," illustrated by a
sketch. Evening    subject:   "The
Prince ol Peace."
The music by the choir is as follows: Morning, Christmas carol,
"Stars Alt Bright and Beaming,"
and anthem, "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing." Voluntaries, "Andan-
tino," Keil; selection Irom Beethov-
an and Opus 72 "Leiderohne Wotte,"
and "The Happy Morn," .1. W. Lcr-
man; voluntaries; "Thema," Mosk-
owski, Sonatc, Opus 20, Beethoven
and selection Irom Mendelssohn.
A cordial Christian welcome to
everybody.
The annual Bible School Christmas
tree and entertainment will be held
on Wednesday, thc 29th. A program
ot music and recitations will be
provided by the members of the
school, including selections by Mr.
Santa Claus. A special invitation
to all parents and Iriends of thc
school.
CHRISTMAS   SERVICES CHRIST
CHURCH.
Celebration ot Holy Communion,
8 a.m.
Matins and Holy Communion, 11
a.m.
At Matins and Holy Communion
carol "The First Nowcll," 748.
Hymn 72.
Anthem "We Have Seen His Star,"
Clare.
Hymn 73.
Hymn 233.
Venlte-Crotch in A.
Psalms—Monk, Ouseley, McFarrcn,
Turle.
Te Deum—McFarrcn.
Benedictus—Troutback.
Communion ollice—Allaln in F.
Hymns will be taken trom the new
hymn book ot the Canadian church.
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METHODIST CHURCH.
December 28th.
Special choral service at 7.30.
Anthems by thc choir, also Christmas carols. Mrs. Fred Chapman
will sing "Ave Maria." Christmas
hymns will be sung that are well
known to all. Conic curly and get
seats.
The Sunday school session with tbe
Bible classes will be held as usual nl
3 p.m.
Epworth League prayer service at
7 in the inner vestry.
On Monday evening the annual
Christmas tree and entertainment at
7.30 ln the gymnasium. The building will bo heated well, by having
the stove moved to thc center ol the
room, thus making It lar more comfortable than In the past. The
children will receive their presents at
the close of the entertainment, when
Santa Claus will appear. Thc
young ladles who gave tbe Amazon
drill at the Pixies entertainment,
have been asked to repeat thla pleasing number, and will do so II they
are all able to bo present. The
following programme has been arranged:
Address ot welcome Eddie Rine
Recitation 	
    A Legend ol the Christ Child
Vera Bradwyn.
Song Who killed Cock Robin
By Sis Boys
Recitation   Christmas Stockings
Oracle McFatlane
Action song 	
    Thc Dolls Christmas Lullaby
Uy H Little Girfs
Uecitation        Nobody's Child
Gladys Hickenbotham
Duet        Luther's Cradle Hymn
Vera Hradwyn and   Edith Macdonald
Rcoitatton   Patent Medicine
Cecil Alexander
Carol 	
By Six Boys
Dialogue 	
Falhcr   Chrislmas,   Mother   Goose
and Their Family
Arrival of Santa Claus and distribution of presents.
Admission to thoso not members of
the school, adults, 25c.; children,
15c, lt will be necessary to come
early to get a comfortable seat.
On Thursday, the prayer service
will be held as usual, to be followed
by the choir practice.
On Friday, at 11.30, the social department of the league will serve
refreshments previous to the watch-
night service, wliich will be held at
11.15 iu the ehureh. Wc Invite all
to join us who can in this solemn
and beautiful service; a fitting close
to the old year and a helpful beginning to the new.
COUNTY COURT
Judge P. E. Wilson held county
court this morning. In thc case of
Briinswick-lialke-Collcnder company
vs. E. II. Small, suit for balance
due on notes given for bar room fixtures. Defendant disputed account
and counter-claimed for damages tor
misrepresentation, the bar and fixtures, supplied not complying with
order given. Geo. II. Thompson Inr
plaintiffs and M. A. Macdonald fnr
defendant. Judgment was given fur
E. II. Small, damages to be fixed
later.
In re Moyie Rochdale Co-operative
stores, an application by Robert
Campbell, ot Moyie, to be allowed
payment in toll against thc estate
tor goods supplied, ou the ground
that they were loaned in course of
trade. A. B. Macdonald fnr the assignee, E. B. McDermid, of Nelson.
Uoht. Campbell appeared in person.
Judgment reserved.
Garrett vs. Grace, suit lur damages fnr wrongful dismissal. Application was made by plaintiff to bring
on (rial before the next regular sitting. Date ot hearing fixed fnr
January Mth. A. J. Avison tor
plaintiff. A. 11. Macdonald for defendant.
 i	
Santa     Claus Is    living    at the
Cranbrook Drug and Book Co.    Ilis
letter    box is there and his phono
number is 71.
CRANBROOK LAND DISTRICT
DISTRICT  OF   SOUTHERN DIVI
SION. EAST KOOTENAY.
TAKE NOTICE that Allan G.
Wilmot, ol Jaflray, B. C, occupatiou
Accountant, intends to apply Inr permission to purchase the lollowlng
described land:
Commencing at a post planted on
tlie northerly extremity ot an island
in the Kootenay river, located ahout
20 chains south ol the north-west
corner ot Lot 314, Group 1, thenco
southerly lollowlng the west elde ol
ihe said Island 80 chains, thence
east 10 chains, more or less, to the
east side ot tho said island, thence
norlhcily along tho east sido ot the
said island 80 chains, more or less,
to thc place ot commencement, containing 30 acres, more or less,
Allan O. Wilmot, Locator,
per Edgar S. Home, Aeent.
Dated 10th October, 1909.     31-Ot
NOTICE
The Post-Office wicket, both
Money Order and Oeneral Dell-
very, will be open till 9 o'clock
Saturday night.
R. E. BBATHB, P. M.
I    SOCIETY AND CHURCH     1
! DIRECTORY !
aaaMmmmmmA_^t_mm___*)i
Crescent Lodge No. 33
KN1QHTS   of   PYTHIAS
Cranbrook, B. C.
Meets every    Tuesday at 8 p.m.    at
Fraternity Hall.
George T. Smith, C. C.
J. L. Walker, K. of R. A S.
Visiting  brethren  cordially tartM
to attend.
I.O.O.P.    Key Clly ledfe
No. 41. Meets wail
Monday    night    at
New     Fraternity    Hall.      Sojounn
Ing Oddlellowa cordially invited.
C. It. Ward. W. S. Hall,
N. O. Sec'y.
<"»,■*■ t-rtnbrook Lod|l, Nt.JI
*KS% A. P. 4 A.M.
'*»
Regular meetings ua
.   asSim\    ***■* tt*"1    TtMridaj
*■ • ■*.■■»{»«       at ,<lt, moatk,
-/lilting «retl;en welcomed.
W. II. Wilson, W. M.
E. W. Connolly, secretary.
Cranbrook Aerle 967
FOE
Meet every   Friday    evening at I
.in., in Carmen's Hall.
F. W. Reeves, W. P.
Wm. Aailerson, Secretary.
Visiting brethren cordially lov|t»d.
LOYAL ORANGB LODGE, NO. 1171
CRANBROOK
Meet at B. ol L. F. Hall 2nd an!
ith Saturday each moatk.
Visiting brethren always welcome
Abel Horsman, W. U.
Jos. Wallace, Secretary.
MAPLE LEAF   REBEKAH LODOE
No. It.
Meets every second and fourth Wednesday at Fraternity Hall.
Sojourning Rebekahs   cordially invited.
L. M. Tannhauser, N. O.
Mae Chapman, Secretary.
CRANBROOK COUNCIL, NO. 580,
CANADIAN   ORDER
OF CHOSEN FRIENDS,
Meets First and Third Wednesday ot
each month in Carmen's Hall.
Visiting   Iriends   cordially invited.
E. W. Connolly,
C. C.
D. t'umining,
Recorder.
iPwbvierlanebiircl)
STATED .SERVICES
Sunday morning service at 11
o'clnck
Sunday   evealng
7.30 o'clock
service   at
Sunday      School   aud    Bible
Class at 3 o'clock
Presbyterian    Guild, Tuesday,
at 8 o'clock
:: Baptist^ Cburcb
Pastor, Charles W. King,
Parsonage, Norbury Avenue.
'Phone, 284.      P, O. Box 117.
Regular Services:—Sunday, U'
a.m.    and    7.30  p.m.;   Bible
School    with    Young  Ladles'
Philcthea    and    Young   Men's
Bible Class, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Mld-Week Meeting*
Friday,   Young    Peoples',   1
i, p.m.
< -   A cordial   Christian welcome <
'' to all.
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11
Christmas Fare at Cranbrook Hotels
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Cranbrook Hotel
Raw Oysters
SOUP
Hock Turtle, a la Krtnn
CoiiHomme, m la France
I IHII
Boiled Salmon SiwnlfoUfif
Halibut SouHle
Slirimp
N.M,A IIH
Celery
Uttuce
KNTKKKH
Pineapple Cobbler, Duchess Stylo
Pear, a la Polonaise
Chicken CutlelH, a la Maryland
Pigeon Pie, Chnmplfnona
Eacaltoped Oyitera. Family Style
DOTIiEU
Chicken. Flermler Sauce
Mutton, Wlnntnlng Sauce
Sugur Cured Ham, Champavne Sauee
ROASTS
Young Turkey, Cranberry Sauce
Young Gooae, Apple Jelly
Domestic Duck, Red Currant Jelly
Suckling Pig, Apple Sauee
Prime Ribs of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding
VEGETABLES
Puree of Potato Steamed Potato
French Peas Anparagus
PASTRY   AND    DESSERT
Apple,        Lemon,        Hot Mince Pfe        Strawberry Tart
English Plum Pudding, Hard and Brandy Sauee
Sherry Wine Jelly Cream Jelly Port Wine Jelly
'   Xmas Cake Lady Fingers German Trifle
Charlotte Ruise Banana Ice Cream
Assorted Mute Layer Raisins Figs Oranges
Bananai Apples Grapei
Cream and McLaren's Cheese
PROGRAMME OF MUSIC
CRANBROOK  CITY ORCHESTRA
Mareh   •     -
.     .     "The Fighting Hope"     -
•    Louis Maurie
Italian Wolti
-     -     *     "Ciribiribin"     -     -
„   A. Peatoloxsa
Novelette
-    "Amaranth un"    -
„     FrauCllder
Two Step
•   "Salomy Jane"   -
„       J. P. Corin
Meditation     -
	
,,      Faueonnier
Mareh from  •
-    "Tatinhauser"
Wagner
Medley Watta
"In the Garden of the West"
Arr. by R. Reeker
"Flewer.Song'
	
Lange
"The Star of Bethlehem"	
•    Stephen Adams
Intermsiso   •
"How'd you like to Love me"
Mabel UcKlnley
Welti    •     -
"The Blue Danube"
Straus!
Two Step
.     .       "The Flash Light"
God Save The Kino
R. A. King
F. E.
CORRISON,
Conductor
•
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Oysters
(Hue Points on Halt Shell
Oyster Croquettes
Chicken Consomme      Cream ut Tomato      Cream ot Oyster
fish
Dolled Halibut and Parsley Sauco
Boiled Salmon nnd Kkr Sauee
Fried White Fish and Anchovy Sauce
llaked Mackerel and Cream Sauce
Salads
Chicken Salad Lettuce Salad Lobster Salad
Sliced Cucumbers Celery Salted Almonds
Olives
Cntrees
Fried Chicken
Giblet Saute
Salmi ot Duck
Glaccd Sweetbreads
Rosette Waters nnd Whipped Cream
Beefsteak and Kidney Pie
Roasts
Roast Beel and Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Lamb and Mint Sauce
Roast Young Turkey, Cranberry Sauce
Roast Goose with Baked Apples
Roast Chicken and Giblet Sauce
Roast Milliard Duck and Red Currant Jelly
Itoast Suckling Pig, Chestnut Dressing
Vegetables
French Peas    Steamed and Mashed Potatoes String Beans
Creamed Carrots        Creamed Asparagus
Cauliilowcr in Cream
"Dessert
Apple Pie Lemon Pie Mince Pie Pear Pie
Gooseberry Jam Tart        Raspberry Jam Tart
English Plum Pudding with Hard and Brandy Sauce
Vanilla Ice Cream
Fruit Cake Orango Cake Angel Cake
Pineapple Jelly Port Wine Jelly
Cheese
fruit
Oranges Pears Bananas Apples Orapes
Assorted Nuts       Raisins
Black Tea        Oreen Tea      Coffee      Cocoa      Chocolate
Royal Hotel    -
Oyster Cocktail
Soup
Mock Turtle and Cream Asparagus
Fish
Boiled Wkitelsk, Tartar Sauce
French Sardines and Sliced Lemons
Salads
Chicken    Lobster   Celery     Salted Almonds   Green Olives
Entrees
Pigeon Pie Devilled Crabs
Braised Prime Chicken, Mushroom Sauce
Boiled Meats
Sugar Cured Ham and Champagne Sauce
Leg Mutton, Caper Sauce
Oz Tongue and Green Olive Sauce
Roasts
Young Turkey and Cranberry Sauce
Stuffed Goose and Baked Apples
Domestic Duck and Crabapplc Jelly
Haunch ot Venison, Raspberry Jam
Suckling Pig Stuffed
Prime Sirloin Beel and Yorkshire Pudding
Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes        Steamed Potatoes Sugar Corn
Green  Cauliflower
Dessert
Hot Mince Pie Oreen Apple Pie Lemon Pie
English Plum Pudding, Brandy Sauee
Pineapple Sponge German Trifle Marble Jellv
Chocolate Cake Christmas Cake
Cream Puffs Ladies Fingers Vanilla Ice Cream
Oranges Bananas Apples Malaga Grapes
Layer Raisins Walnuts
McClaren's Cheese
Tea Coffee Coaoa
Manitoba Hotel
Raw Oysters, Sliced Lemon
Soup
Consomme Royal Cream ol Oyster
Fish
British Columbia Salmon, Au Gratin
Fried Smelts, Anchovy Sauce
Parisienne Potatoes
Relishes
Picclllilll Celery Radishes Green Onions
Boiled
Young Capon, Egg Sauce
Sugar Cured Ham, Champagne Sauce
Entrees
Tenderloin Fillet ot Beet, a la Francaise
Chicken Liver Saute with Bacon
Roasts
Prime Ribs of Beet, Au Jus
Domestic Goose, Apple Sauce
Young Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
Baked Capon, Sage Dressing
Belgian   Hare with Game   Sauce
Mayonaise
Salads
Composition Fruit Shrimp
Vegetables
Cream Potatoes Brown Potatoes
French Peas Sugar Corn
Pastry
Mince Lemon Strawberry Tart
English Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce
Dessert
Christmas Cake Almond Cake Chocolate Cake
Layer Fruit Cake
Fruits
Walnuts Almonds Oranges Apples
Oreen Tea Black Tea Coffee Jersey Milk
Apple
Imperial Hotel
Oysters
Raw Eastern Oysters
Soup
Consomme a la Reine       Game Broth
Fish
Boiled Sea Island Fish
Salmon and Cream Croquettes
Salad
Fresh Shrimp with Mayonaise
Entrees
Partridge and Quail, a la Petit Pols
Chicken Cutlet and Mushroom Sauce
Pineapple Fritters and Port Wine Sauce
Cream Puffs
Boiled
Sugar Cured Ham and Champagne Sauce
O* Tongue and French Capers
Roasts
Young Turkey, Chestnut Dressing and Cranberry Sauce
Sirloin ol Beel and Yorkshire Pudding
ice
Red Currant Jelly
Vegetables
Whipped and Steamed Potatoes
French Peas
Pastry and Dessert
Hot Mines Pie Lemon Pie Oreen Apple Pie
English Plum Pudding, Hard and Brandy Sauce
Charlotte Russe Pudding
Fruit Jelly Orange Jelly
Xmas Cake Marble Cake Ladv Fingers
Assorted Layer Raisins Apples Malaga Grapes
Naval Oranges Bsnanas
Black Tea Oreen Tea Milk
Cheese, Straw and Black Coffee
I Yorkshire Pudding
Leg ol Mutton and Mint Sauce
Veal
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A
Merry Christmas
and
A Happy New Year
To All
While extending the compliments of the
season to our host of customers we wish to
remind you that we have still a big variety of nice
things for HIM for Christmas.
We have so many "Just Right" things that
it is only a matter of choice in making selections.
We have the best thing to wear for Men and
Boys and Little Men the country produces.
Our prices are the lowest it is possible to
name, and no pains will be spared to [render each
patron the best of service.
COME    EARLY
PHONE   23
A. C. PYE
CUISTUS FAKE AT CRANBROOK
HOTELS
That no sojourner in Cranbrook
over Christmas day need go without
a really excellent dinner on that festive occasion will be apparent to
anyone who will cast his eyes over
the menus ol some of the principal
city hotels, which appear in another
column. That the emnu of every
hotel in town does not appear is
sinply- due to the (act that at the
time of going to press those of thc
Wentworth, Queens and Canadian
were not in type, having been received too late. Hut it may be said
that the Christmas dinners offered
by those hotels will compare favorably with those, whose menus appear
on this page.
At thc Cranbrook hotel, in addition to an excellent bill ol fare, arrangements have been made with thc
Cranbrook city orchestra, F. E.
Corrison, conductor, to render a
musical program during the dinner
hour.
Cranbrook hotel proprietors have
established a custom of extending a
hearty welcome to all-comers at
their Chrirtmas day dinners, this
custom will be in force on .Saturday
next,    io tbat it   may ho taken lor
granted that at least no one in this
fair city will lack a good, substantial dinner on this day of days.
COASTING ON BAKER HIM*.
As an average sample ol the composition work nl Cranhrook high
school pupils, tho fuliowing, by Miss
Kathleen Bridges, is ol interest:
The long sled was at last filled.
A few were very reluctant to get on
but thc rest were full of the excitement ol the great slide. The sled is
started ofi and the speed gradually
increases as the downward grade is
commenced. Through shadows east
on the shining grooves of the road
the sled dashes, now and then fairly
jumping over bumps and rough parts
of the road. At this, .shouts are
raised, which seem to echo in the
frosty stillness. The street lamps,
with the moon and stars, make the
scene as light as day, and thc crystals in thc deep snow as also the
smooth tracks left by the sled runners, gleam like the stars. This
track is speedily lefl behind as the
sled flies down the hill, swerving
now to one side and now to Ihe other, quickening lis speed every minute,
The bottom is reached, the stearcr
nerves himself lor the curve, each eye
is   turned to    the road ahead, each
hand tightens ils grip and every one
seems to stop breathing. Around
the curve and in a few minutes the
long slide is over, hut a great shout
is raised as the coasters roll off in
the snow and the sled is started up
bill again.
MASONS ELECT OFFICERS
At the regular meeting of Cranbrook lodge, No. 34, A.F.&A.M.,
last Thursday evening officers for the
ensuing year were elected as follows:
W. M.—W. F. Attridge.
S. W.—A. McCowan.
J. W.—A. C. Shankland.
Treasurer— K. Burns.
Secretary—K. W. Connolly.
Tyler—Percy Coe.
SITUATION WANTED by competent bookkeeper. Apply Box 45,
Herald office. 11-tf
Remember Singer Sewing machines
arc sold on small monthly payments.
Anyone can afford them.—Singer
store.
WANTBD-Soutti African scrip.
Highest cash price paid. Write or
wire General Securities Company,
Limited, 321 Homer Street, Vancouver, B. C. 4J-*t 18
THB   OU AN BROOK   H Kit ALU
DEATH OF KING LEOPOLD OF BELGIUM
King Leopold ot Belgium, died early last Friday morning. The end
came as a surprise even to the physicians in attendance, because thc
king's condition bad been highly
satisfactory all through the day and
early evening. It was not until alter
midnight that untavorable symptoms
were manifested. The king complained ot increased difficulty in
breathing, and although the physicians labored valiantly to afford him
relief, their eftorts were unavailing,
and the end came at 2.30 in the
morning.
Prince Albert, son ot the late
I'ount Philip, ot Flanders, succeeds
to the throne. The new king is 34
years old. He married Princess
Kliiabeth ot Bavaria in 1900. The
royal pair have three children, two
boys, Prince Leopold, aged 8; Prince
Charles, aged 6, and Princess Marie
Jose, aged It.
lt has been learned that the only
person at thc royal bedside when the
kind died, besides the physicians,
was Baroness Vaughan and it has
just been announced by the chaplain
that thc king was married secretly
according to the religious rites, to
the baroness, by whom he had two
children. The chaplain says it is not
true that the last sacraments were
administered to the king in the presence ot the royal family, as was ol-
lieially stated. The ceremony was
performed in the presence ol the
baroness alone.
A lecling ot disquietude prevails as
to whether the morganatic marriage
has any legal vaiue. Tliere is little
possibility, however, tbat the offspring of such a secret marriage
sliould sustain a claim to the Belgian
throne. There would undoubtedly be
a revolution if such a claim should
lie allowed. If the marriage took
place in Belgium or abroad before a
Belgian consul tbe children ol the
baroness will have equal claim tu
Leopold's inheritance. But it is
not known at present where the marriage took place.
One ol the must powerful men in
Belgium, who knew King Leopold
better than any otlier man iB Senator Winer, the king's trusted friend
and confidential legal adviser. ile
assisted Leopold in drawing up the
Congo project, and probably will
handle the disposition ol the king's
fortune. Senator Winer in an interview on the king's death, insisted
that King Leopold was greatly misunderstood by the world.
"The king had been a slave to
work and business. It is a fact that
but a few minutes belore the operation he dictated documents relating
to certain negotiations and insisted,
before going under chloroform, upon
correcting the typewritten sheets. It
was this marvelous intellect and dog-
gedness that conceived the Congo
project. He lost money at Hrst, but
emerged rich. The whole trouble in
the Congo was that the system was
bad—worse than the king thought.
The eternal cry was 'rubber, and yet
more rubber,' and it must he remembered that the military commanders in the Congo had the double
capacity of soldier and merchant;
they had to get rubber. Nevertheless, many ol the stories of abuses
are absolutely untrue." The senator
championed King I-eopold as the
great benefactor of Belgium.
The death ol King Leopold II. ol
Belgium marks tbe close ol one ol
the most picturesque careers in thc
history ot Kuropean royalty. Leopold was the son ol King Leopold I
and Princess Louise, and grandson ol
Louis Phillippe, citizen king ot the
French. Ite was born in 1839 and
at the age ot 11 was created Duke of
Brabant. In 1853, when he was but
18 years ol age, ho married Maria
Henrietta of Austria, daughter ol
Emperor Joseph. But the match
was an unhappy one. His wile was
of a religious turn of mind, while thc
young prince was very lond ot the
pleasures ol lite. The indignities
which he heaped upon this woman,
lollowlng his ascension to the throne
in 1869, broke her heart and indirectly caused her death In September,
1902.
The royal couple had one son, Leo
pold, who died at the age ol 10, and
three daughters, Princess Stephanie
Princess Louise and Princess Clemen
tine. Princess Stephanie, who mar*
rlcd Count Lonyay lollowing the
tragic death ot her Hrst husband,
Crown Prince Rudolph ot Austria,
was disowned by her lather and driven Irom the palace.
Louise, his second daughter, who
had been shamelully treated by her
husband, Prince Philip ot Saic-Co
burg, ran away with a Hungarian officer and was later Incarcerated in
lunatic asylum. She is now ekelng
out a miserable existence in Paris.
Princess Clementine, the youngest,
was her father's favorite. She Is an
extremely pious girl and was her
mother's constant companion. When
Leopold, alter Queen Marie's death,
married the Baroness de Vaughan,
his morganatic wile, and established
her In k magnificent residence opposite the -royal palace, it proved too
much lor the princess. She left
home and went to live with Iriends
at Spa.
The ascension to the throne nl Leopold II. waa the signal Inr the realisation ot his avaricious ambitions
aad sensual pleasant.
His political sagacity and recognized business ability soon placed Belgium tar ahead ot any other natioa
of its size, financially. But the
questions of state did not by any
means monopolize bis attention, and
his frequent escapades in Paris and
London soon won for him the title
of Europe's merriest, monarch. His
female companions, ot whom there
were many, were well known figures
in the Parisian eales. One of the
first ot these was Clara Ward, then
Princess Chimay and an American
girl.
Tlie king's prolonged pleasure trips
were at times thc cause ot grave
concern among the government officials, ln one instance, when his
majesty had been absent tor some
time, and the Brussels cabinet was
beginning to despair ot ever seeing
him again, a despatch appeared in a
newspaper to the effect that "King
Leopold and his threo daughters"
had arrived in a Mediterranean port
aboard the royal yacht, where they
were received by thc authorities with
all the honor due their rank. The
royal daughters, however, happened
to be at the palace l.aekcn at the
time, and they were lorced to remain
indoors until the return of their father.
These scandalous escapades were
tlie cause of constant sorrow on the
part of the pious queen, and resulted
in numerous estrangements. She
finally died on September 19, 1902,
lollowing an attack'of syncope. At
the time of her death King Leopold
was in France and bad to b. sent
tur. Although getting on in years
the monarch still retained his love
for pleasure, and this was no doubt
due to his regular habits. Ile was
very fond ol outdoor exercises and
drank very little.
Soon attor his wile's death he became entangled in another love affair
whieh has been thc most severely
criticised of his many amours.
Thc woman in the case was Caroline Lacroix, whose parents were janitors in Paris. She was known as
the Baroness Vaughan and so infatuated did the king become with her
that he established her in a beautiful home called the Villa Flora, directly opposite his palace at Laeken,
and compelled the state to legalize
their marriage. This woman exercised a greater control over the fickle
king than any of her predecessors,
and she was treated with lar moro
consideration than any member ot
thc royal tam|ly. She bore him two
sons, and the question as to whether
the oldest ol these would be Leopold's successor instead ot his
nephew Count ot Flanders hat been
the cause for grave concern.
The priceless gifts which Leopold
showered on this woman and the
magnificence of her surroundings have
been severely criticized by the Belgian press, and it haB been rumored
many times that the king would be
forced to abdicate if he persisted in
liis mad infatuation. Protests trom
several of his ministers proved ot no
avail, but only resulted in more extravagance. So great was the power
ot this woman that she had her
brother created a baron by the king.
His various foolish escapades, however, pale into insignificance wben
compared with the horrible atrocities
committed at his instigation in the
Congo Free State. Lelt comparatively poor and realizing tht limitations ot a constitutional government, he conceived the idea ol establishing an empire in Central Alrica,
where his word would be law.
At the con.erence ot the world's
powers, held In Berlin in 1884, the
charter ot the Congo Free State
was issued and Leopold was made
emperor, with the understanding that
he would abolish slavery and cannibalism, defend thc rights and property of thc natives and open the heart
of Central Africa to the commerce ot
the world.
With his keen insight into commercial affairs he soon realized the enormous wealth that would result from
tho development ot the rubber and
ivory trade ol his new domain. He
immediately issued a proclamation,
which took the land out ol the
hands ol the natives and placed it in
liis own. In order to increase his
revenues ho then established the lam-
uus concessionaire system. This consisted ol a number ot companies, all
ut whieh the king wan interested in,
iieing granted thc sole right to "purchase" rubber, Ivory and other products Irom the natives. This step,
it is claimed, has been responsible
tor all thc inhuman cruelties practised In that section ol the dark continent.
In order to obtain quicker results,
Leopold called a conference in Brussels in 1889 and secured permission
to raise an army ol 18,000 under the
pretext ot putting down the Arab
slave trade. Thc army was recruited Irom the most ferocious tribes ol
Alrica, many ol them being cannibals.
Tbe natives were then compelled to
bring in a certain amount of rubber
and Ivory every day and when they
tailed, they were heaten and tortured
and very olten murdered. A lavor*
Ite system ol torture was the cutting
off of tho hands of boys and girls
whn tailed to do the work prescribed.
In this way the revenue increased
at an astonishing rata aad wit    es
timated as high as 110,000,000 a
year. But at what a horrible cost!
The population was decreased Irom
25,000,000 to 15,000,000, lt being suspected that the missing 10,000,000
had been burned or tortured to death
or otherwise extermineted.
These tales read like the stories ol
Nero's persecution ot thc Christians,
and were almost too horrible to be
credited. One told ot the case of a
young native girl, who was flogged
atmost to death. The welts on her
body were then smeared with honey
and she was lett to the mercy ot the
ants and other insects, who swarmed
over her body, while the intense heat
ot the tropical sun added to her
torture.
These gruesome talcs finally reached civilization and at thc beginning
of the present century a movement
was started to bring this notorious
monarch's reign to an end. Since
then blood curdling talcs ol thc horrible conditions in tho Coiiro havo
been written by travelers, journalists
and missionaries, and finally public
opinion became so inflamed that a
movement was made to appoint an
international commission.
The wily Leopold objected to this
and appointed a commission to his
own liking. The members ol this
body reached Congo in October, 1904,
and made a five months tour ot thc
interior. Their report, however,
was not issued until a year later.
As thc laets were so obvious and
were given such wide publicity, the
commission was compelled, to a certain extent, to describe the existing
conditions.
Through the efforts ol thc Congo
Reform association, however, Leopold's rule was finally brought to
an end in August, 1908, and the
Congo was annexed as a Belgian
colony.
Leopold's rule ot his own state,
however, has been rather creditable,
although this was no doubt due to
the fact that Belgium is a constitutional monarchy. He has beautified
the city ol Brussels and made Belgium a financial power.
Possessing a highly artistic temperament, his residences at Laeken,
Spa, Brussels and Villelranche arc
works of art. He spent 30,000,000
Irenes In rebuilding and embellishing
his palace at Laeken, which was almost burned to the ground in 1890.
This palace Is the most luxuriant
royal residence on thc continent, and
the plans ot Its present lorm wore
drawn by the king himsell.
One ot his favorite hobbies was the
collection ot rare plants Irom all
over the world, and the conservatories at Laeken are famous all over
Europe. Another was the collection
of Japanese pagodas. He gathered
them ol all shapes and sizes trom the
miniature creations ol the beautitul
Japanese art to the groat structures
which stand in the park at Laeken
But while Leopold indulged in all
sorts of wild extravangances to satisfy his own desires, he was extremely miserly in providing even the necessities ol lite lor his lamily. Tho
queen was compelled to live on a miserable pittance, her royal spouse
having seized her tortune when they
were married.
::   «*
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CUSTODY OF ORPHANS
In the matter ol an application lor
thc delivery ol Mary Alberta
Pilkington to the Children's Aid
Society ol New Westminster,
B.C.
This was an application to Joseph
Ryan, police magistrate tor the city
ol Cranbrook, under section 39, ot
the Children's Protection Act ol
British Columbia, 1901, hy Mary
Pilkington, the mother ot the child,
lor the delivery ot her daughter to
the custody ot the Children's Aid
Society ot New Westminster, B.C
M. A. Macdunald appeared as counsel for the applicant and Oeorge II
Thompson appeared as counsel Ior
the Children's Aid Society ot Vancouver, the present custodians ot
the child.
In delivering judgment the magistrate said: "On the 20th April
1908, Mary Pilkington, the present
applicant, her daughter Mary Alberta
Pilkington, then a little over seven
years ol age, and C. J. South, superintendent, under the act tor tin-
province ot British Columbia, appeared before me as police magistrate
lor the eity ot Cranbrook. Mr
South put in proots ol thc desertion
of his wile and lamily by thc husband ot Mary Pilkington, and that
by reason ol his neglect the child
was suffered to grow up in circumstances exposing her to an idle and
dissolute lite.
The evidence given by tho mother
in answer to Mr. South lett no
doubt nn my mind that the mother
and child were both Protestants.
As this was thc first application
under thc act that had come under
my attention as magistrate I was
careful to see that the lormal proots
were put in snd, therelore, made a
tew brief notes ot the evidence. However the lormal prools are act out in
the information of Mr. South then
sworn belore me and in the order lor
delivery ot the child to thc Children's Aid Society ot Vancouver.
Reference to my notes of the evidence, which were lost or mislaid In
the police court office, and which arc
not now available, will hereafter appear.
There being no objection, is ttr as
I kntw or was made to understtnd,
ay tlw tttaimt  let tla delivery    nt
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Knox Presbyterian Church
C 0. MAIN, M.A., B.D., Minister
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SERVICES
SUNDAY, DECEMBER  26th
Morning Service at 11
SPECIAL   MUSIC
"Sing! Ob sing! this blessed morn"
Chorus by the Choir
"Hear ut, Oh Father!"
Chorus with Tenor and Soprano Solos
Soloists—Mrs. Patterson and \V. O. Morton
Sermon Subject:
"The Angels'   Song"
EveningServiceat7.30
SPECIAL   MUSIC
"Hallelujah to tlie King"
Opening Chorus by the Choir
"Offertory Sentences"
By the Choir
"Seek Ye the Lord" *
Chorus by the Choir willi Soprano Solo olibligato
Solnist—Mrs. Pntterson
Sermon Subject:
"The Christmns Spirit"
A  Special  Christmas Offering
will  be  received,  morning  and  evening, [for the  Building  Fund
the child to the Children's Aid
Society of Vancouver, B. C, I made
the order for delivery in accordance
with the application ol Mr. South.
The matter now comes belore mi
under section 39,'of thc act, which
provides that 'the judgc^ in determining the person or society to whom
the child shall bo committed, shall
endeavor to ascertain the religious
persuasion to which the child belongs, and shall, it possible, select a
person or society ol thc same religious persuasion, and such religious
persuasion shall be specified in the
order, and in any case where thc
child has been placed pursuant ot
such order with a person or society
not ol the same religious persuasion
as that to which tho child belongs,
the judge shall, on the application ot
any person in that behall, and on
its appearing that a lit or proper
person or society of the same religious persuasion as thc child is willing
to undertake thc charge, make an
order to secure his being placed
with such person."
By the express terms ol the recited
section and by tho authority ot the
decision of the full court ot British
Columbia in the case "in re Howard"
reported in 14 B. C. reports, page
307, it is clear I have thc power, on
further evidence being given, to make
a second order in accordance with
that evidence; in other words, to
re-try thc case in the light ol this
newer evidence
Evidence having been given by thc
mother of thc child, Rev. Louis
choinel, parish priest ot Cranhrook,
C. T. South and Cory A. Dow,
chiel ol police, Cranbrook.
M. A. Macdonald, for the applicants, relied on tho wording ol the
latter part ol section 30 ol the Act
and the decision ot the full court ol
British Columbia In the Howard case
decided as late as June last, as being authority lor mc to make an order In compliance with thc evidence
submitted and to commit Mary Alberta Pilkington to the charge ol thc
Children's Aid Society ot New Westminster, a Catholic association.
Replying on behall ol the respondent's society, Oeorge H. Thompson
argued that when Mary Pilkington,
the mother ol Mary Alberta Pilkington, Bigncd thc notes of evidence
made by me on the occasion ot the
application on 20th April, 1908, she
lortcltcd all control over the child as
those notes were in thc nature ot a
"written instrument," required by
section 10 ol the act.
He also contended that this court
had no power to interfere between
the foster-parents of an adopted
child and the society placing such
child with such luster-parents.
Under section 39, he lurther argued, that  the  applicant   htrt mutt
show that the child is with a persou
or society ot a religion' other than
that of the child.
Quoting Irom "Weir on Probate,"
he referred to-a case there cited, in
re Orey, which appears to establish
that the religion of a child docs not
depend on the creed into which it is
baptized but follows that of the
father.
He also called attention to the
case, in re McGrath, 62 L.J., Chancery division, where it was laid
down, he said*, that the cardinal
point tor the consideration ot thc
court was the welfare of the child.
Continuing, he said that the child
affected by these proceedings had
been adopted in a comlortable family and was well and happy. It
would, therelore, be a very grave
matter to interfere with those happy-
surroundings and to lorce the child
into the custody ot strangers.
As to Mr. Thompson's arguments;
it appears to me that thc notcB ot
evidence said to Jiave been signed by
Mrs. Pilkington on the occasion ol
the application ot 20th April, 1908,
(she BWears she has no recollection
ot having signed them, but may have
done so—and that would have been
my answer, on oath, had the same
questions been asked mc), were not
In thc nature or ot the kind ol
"written Instrument" contemplated
by section 10 ol thc act.
His argument that under section 7
ot thc act, this court lias no power
so intcrtcre between luster-parents
ot an adopted child and the society
placing tho child with such parties,
appears to mc to be unreasonable,
since its effect would be to render
the latter part ut section .'III ol
neither meaning or effect.
He maintained that under st'cliim
39 ol tho act thc applicant here musl
show that the child is with parties
ot a religious persuusion other than
that ol thc child. I find, ns a mutter of lact that this is the ease, us
upon tlie admission ol Mr. South the
child attends thc Church of England
services In the morning and thc Presbyterian Sunday school on thc niter-
noons ot Sundays.
In re McQrath was an application
to change the guardian ot tour infants whose parents were dead, and
reiterates the general rule that In-
tants shall be brought up in tie re
liglon ol the lather. In that caso
Lord Justice Lindley. in'delivering
the Judgment ot the court, said: "The
dominant matter lor thc court is
the welfare of thc child," and added,
what Is, in my view, material here,
that "the moral and religious welfare ot the child must ho considered
as well as its physical well-being."
In the case before me thc father acquiesced in thc change -jl icljg|on. pt
tht   mother',' and has Welted    hit
rights as a parent by his proven desertion ot his wile and family.
Therelore, the case in re McGrath
can be distinguished and does not
apply-
On the evidence submitted by the
applicant and the respondents, I find
as matters ot fact:
(1). That Mary Pilkington, the
mother of Mary Alberta Pilkington,
was married to John Pilkington, an
Anglican, at Blackburn, England,
soine eighteen years ago, and that
she had been brought up as a Protestant.
(2). That John Pilkington nnd
Mary Pilkington with their family
emigrated from England and came to
Edmonton, Alta., some eight years
ago and that Mary Pilkington was
baptized as a Catholic at Edmonton, Alta., in 1901, without objection
on thc part ot her husband.
(3). That considerably more than
three years ago John Pilkington
came to Cranbrook, II. C, and here
deserted his wile and family. For
more than three years Mary Pilkington has not heard trom her husband,
nor has he contributed to tho support ot his family which Is maintained entirely by the mother's work.
(4). That Mary Pilkington, the
mother, and Mnry Allierta Pilkington, the child, were nt the time ol
the application ol 20th April, 1908,
and still are, Catholics.
Tin- religion ol the child, Mary
Allierta Pilkington, is established
beyond all question by the production ol the register ot births nnd
deaths rii the parish nf Cranbrook
and duly proven by Rev, Louis
Choinel, O.M.I., parish priest ol
< 'i anbrook,
(5). That the child now nttends
the services ol the Church nt England
iiiiirnings and the Presbyterian Sunday School on Sunday alternnuns;
and that, therefore, she Is now placed with a person or society not of
thc same religious persuasion us
that, to which she belongs.
(II). Thnt the Children's Aid Society ol New Westminster, B: C, is
a Catholic society ot the same religion as the child; that this society is
willing to take charge ul the child,
and is u lit and proper society within the menning ot the net to take
charge nl the child. Further, thc
' mother ot thc child desires that she
be placed with thc said Children's
Aid Society of New Westminster, B.
Oi
.In view ot those findings ot tact
I am bound by the mandatory expression ot the latter part ot the
39th section ot thc act, supported hy
the decision ol the lull court ot British Columhia in the case in re Howard, to order, and I do hereby order
that }hc ,chlld, Mary Alberta Pil-
klngtoh, bt taken trom the care, eon-
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for the Care of
Canada's Needy
Consumptives ?
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FOR CONSUMPTIVES
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ptilleiitu Ikiiii nil pari a nl Canada,
Hum is mm of hum!twin of letters
bi'hitf received daily :—
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Itenrd, Out.; A young iiiuii not lie-
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•it is Imllovi'd, cimsumption, in
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1 n'n*. Ho Iuu no means and hM
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hospital. Tho conditions where
ho is offer hiui no chance. Gould
lie he admitted to your Free Hos*
1-iml for Consumptives? If not,
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April, 1002, one thousand Ave
hundred and twenty-four patient*
have heen treated In thisoneinstU
tution, representing people from
overy province in tho Dominion.
For tho week ending November
2(lth, 100!>, one hundred and twenty-
five patients were in residence.
Ninety-six of these are nst paying ft
coppsr for their malnteaancs— tbM*ulsh
frss. The other twenty-nine paid
from $2.00 to 81.90 a week. No
one pays moro thau $4.00.
Suitable cases are admitted
promptly on completion of application papers,
A GRATEFUL PATIENT
Noralt P. Oanhain: Enclosed you
will iind receipt for my ticket from
Graven-hurst, hoping that you will
lie able to oblige iue wilh the fare,
I whs At your Sanatorium ten
mont hs, and I was sent away from
there as an apparent CHI* I am
now working in the city, and I am
feeling fine. I was most thankful
for the euro I got from the doctors
and staff, and I must aaf that I
spent tho time of my life while I
wns there.
Tho Muskoka Free Hospital for
Consumptives is dependent nu the
good-will and gifts of the Canadian
public. Money Is urgently needed
ut the present time to make it
possible to care for the large and
Increasing number of patients that
ore entering the institution.
Will you help?
Where greater urgency?
Truly, Canada's greatest charity.
' Contributions may be sent to
TV. J. Gage, Esq., 84 Spadina Ave.,
or J. S. Itoli-rtBon, Hec'y-Treat.
National Sanitarium Association,
HIT King St. W„ Toronto. Canada.
trol or custody ol tho Children's Aid '
Society ol Vancouver, II. C, or Irom
the care, control or custody ol her*
present guardians, luster-parents or
custodians, nnd placed with the
Children's Aid Society ol New Westminster, B. C.
I expect thut Mr. C. .1. South shall '
comply with my direction to lurnish •■
me with the name and address ot the"
guardians,   foster-parents or custodians of the child in accordance with-'
my    undei Inking in that behall     to
striot   confidence   unless proceedings
iu tho    nature of habeas corpus   heroine necessary hereafter.
It is staled on excellent authority
Hint this decision will be carried   to
the    privy council ol the house     ol
lords, if not sel, aside by some of the '
intermediate courts ol appeal.
The peculiar properties ol Chamberlain's Cough lleinedy have heen
thoroughly tested during epidemics ol'
Influenza, and when it was taken in
time we have not heard ol a single
case ol pneumonia. Sold by all
druggists and dealers.
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