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The Mention
FORMERLY THE MORRRISSEY MENTION
Number Twenty.
FERNIE, B.C., DECEMBER 21st, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
MILITARY MENTION       EUROPEAN EVENTS
Lt. Col. Ridgway Wilson visited
the Inteifiment Camp at Vernon, last
week.
Lt. L. A. C. Kent, 30th B.C. Horse,
is at Edgewood winding up the business of the Interment Camp there.
Pte. Leslie Harkness, of Grand
Forks, is reported wounded in action
in France.
Lance Corpl. Chuck Clark, who was
wounded in action, is en route for
Victoria. He has been in the hospital
since July.
Major L. D. Laviolette, of Montreal,
jhas received the Military Cross.
Lt. R. J. Burde, formerly mayor of
lAlberni, and editor of the Alberni
I News, has won the Military Cross.
It is reported that Col. McRae's ap-
Ipointment as acting quartermaster is
|only temporary.
An army post is to be established
it American    Lake,    near    Tacoma,
|Wash.
Born—On Dec. 4, at New Westminister, to Major and Mrs. W. Glossop,
[225th Batt., a son.
The city of Phoenix has given a
Iroyal welcome to Pte. Dan Paterson,
|who has returned from the war.
Two epidemics are stalking through
ISyria—typhus and cholera, claiming
|1000 lives a day in the Turkish army.
Sergt. Rolph, 137th Batt., now at
IWitlay Camp, Surrey, has been box-
ling at the National Sporting Club in
jQndOn,
The 121st Batt. Western Irish have
Ibeen making new records at Bram-
|shott in musketry practice.
The Canadian Militia department
jhas decided not to have another Am-
ferican Legion Battalion.
Chief Longlance,    of Carlisle Uni-
I versity, is a member of the American
Legion, having discarded his picturesque Indian warpaint for the King's
I khaki.
Lieut. Col. E. C. Hart, a   Victoria
(medical man and O.C. of No. 5 Canadian general   hospital   at Salonika,
] has been mentioned in dispatches.
Pte. Gerald Wm. Pearson, 2nd CM.
! R., of Vernon, has won the Victoria
Cross for valiant conduct at the third
[ battle of Ypres.
Married—Capt. R. C. Weldon, medi-
Ical officer with'the 225th Batt., C.E.
F., to Miss Ella Gertrude    Franklin
[Stainton, of Vernon, B.C.
The government of Schleswig, Prussia, has proclaimed civil conscription
of school boys for railroad work, loading trucks, etc.
The King has conferred a peerage
on Sir William Maxwell Aitken and
the Right Hon. Chas. B. Stuart-Wort-
ley.
Sylvia Pankhurst is working to
"demand peace." Both Sylvia and her
sympathizers were mobbed.
Following a communication from
the Ministry of Munitions, the Dean
of Peterborough has given orders for
the bells of Peterborough Cathedral
to remain silent during the war.
RUSSIA STANDS PAT
The Council of the Russian Empire has today adopted an order of
the day, identical with that passed
by the Duma declaring the Council
unanimously in favor of refusing to
enter under present conditions into
any  peace   negotiations.
LLOYD  GEORGE  PROPOSES
Universal national service as an answer to Germany's "Man Power Bill,"
under a Director of National Service.
Lt. Col. Sir Neville Chamberlain.
Control of all the shipping of the
Empire as the government now controls all railways.
Construction- of new ships to replace merchantmen lost in the war.
Bringing home to all the people the
necessity of equal sacrifices to the
common end.
Means by which quicker decisions
and more prompt carrying out of
these   decisions can be attained.
Imperial conferences with overseas
Dominionr on conduct of war.
A HAPPY CHRISTMAS
A HAPPIER NEW YEAR
TO ALL
FERNIE FACTS
PROVINCIAL PREFACES
FERNIE HOCKEY
225TH HAPPENINGS
Capt. Quinn has gone overseas with
| a draft of dental surgeons.
Lt. Milliken is in charge of re-
[ cruiting in New Westminster.
„ Xt. Burgoyne wears a happy smile.
|ltV«''boy. God bless him!
Corpl. Charles Percy has been appointed official postmaster for the
battalion.
A battalion   dramatic society   has
| been formed, with the aid of     New
Westminster belles.
'^'."C. J. Lewis is now in command
j of a draft to reinforce the Irish Rang-
|ers at Montreal.
Lieutenant's certificates have been
I granted to A. R. Giddings and D. W.
|g. Coley. Congratulations.
"Biddy," the bear mascot of the
J i 7.2nd overseas Batt., has been re-
I moved to Stanley Park, Vancouver.
Sergts. J^S. Pye and Jock Meikle-
Ijohn, transferred to the engineers,
[have left for England.
Lieuts. Brechin and Harris have re-
I turned from Winnipeg, where they
I took a course in bayonet fighting and
' physical exercise.
 o	
The Rev. J. W. Storey, who has
been touring Canada from coast to
coast in the interests of the new
movement to aid boys of the 'teen
age, arrived in Fernie on Monday
evening last and spoke to a big boy
audience at the Methodist church.
The first hockey match of the season took place Tuesday of last week.
The All Stars defeated the Knights of
Gladness by the close score of 2 to 1.
The defeated team has arranged for a
splendid oyster supper with a select
program, as several of the boys playing on the team are talented musicians. The game was well attended
and both teams had many friends
among the rooters. The line-up was as
follows:
All Stars K. of G.
Pickett  Goal Colton
Wallace Point McBean
Henderson  C. Point  Hovan
Winnett-   ....  Rover....  —  Robertson
Anderson Centre Commons
Hunnable Left Biggs
Wilson   Right  Gallier
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HOCKEY SCHEDULE, 1916-17.
The Progress and Prosperity edition
of the Kamloops Standard-Sentinel,
28 pages, is a credit to Editor Simpson.
The Duke of Devonshire, our new
Governor General, is a real farmer
and an expert on farm stock and
agriculture.
Vancouver is planning to hold a big
street Carnival War Dance early in
1917.
Forty-three, new school districts
were established in Alberta in the
past three months. Alberta has now
3200 school districts.
Bye-elections will be held in B. C.
on Saturday but it is not anticipated
that the present government will lose
any supporters outside of Alberni.
John East, who crossed the plains
to California in 1853, and later moved
to British Columbia, is leaving Midway, bound for Oakland, where he will
make his home.
The Trail Hockey Club, Manager
Robley, is hard at work organizing a
strong team to meet all comers this
winter.
In November Kootenay-Boundary
contributed $21,475.47 to the provincial branch of the Canadian Patriotic
Fund.
MADONNA AND CHILD
Little Son, Little Son, climb up to my
.breast
And lie amidst its warmth at rest.
But shut those stranger eyes from me,
My Rose, My Sonow, my Peace Divine,
And call me "mother" and not 'Mary,'
. Although Thou art not mint.      '   )
Oh, weep not if I hold Thee tight,
For mid unheeding kine at night
I dream Thee weak and needing me;
Forget Thy royalty, croon and coo,
Pretend Thee little and handle Thee
As other mothers do.
Thine eyes are closed, but He   who
keeps
Watch over Israel never sleeps.
And when I sleepless lie by Thee,
Thy little hands my eyes do blind
And move across them soothingly,
And feel so large and kind.
It is I would climb to Thy little breast,
Oh! hold me there and let me rest.
It is I am weak and weary and small,
And Thy soft arms can carry me.
So put them under me, God my all,
And let me quiet be.
"THE MORAL FABRIC"
AT THE ORPHEUM
PATRIOTIC BONSPIEL
Wanted—Position as   housekeeper
or help. Write X, care Box 830.
Return game Knights of Gladness
vs; All Stars, Dec. 21.
Dec. 26—Commercials vs. Knights
of Gladness.
Dec. 28—Railways vs. High School.
Jan. 3—Knights of Gladness vs.
Railways.
Jan. 5—High School vs. Commercials.
Jan. 9—Knights of Gladness vs.
High School.
Jan. 11—Commercials vs. Railways.
Jan. 16—High School vs. Commercials.
Jan. 18—'Knights of Gladness vs.
Railways.
Jan. 23—Commercials vs. Knights
of Gladness.
Jan. 25—Railways vs. High School.
Jan. 30—High School vs. Knights
of  Gladness.
Feb. 1—Commercials vs. Railways.
Feb. 6—Railways vs. High School.
Feb. 8—Knights of Gladness vs.
Commercials.
Feb. 13—Knights of Gladness vs.
vs. High School.
Feb. 15—Commercials vs. Railways.
Feb. 20—Railways vs. Knights of
Gladness.
Feb, 22—High School vs. Commer.
cials.
The Fernie curling season was opened on Wednesday last with a big
patriotic bonspiel. Forty-two rinks
were entered and the ice was in splendid condition.
The competition narrowed down to
semi-finals leaving the following
rinks:
Miss Hamilton, T. Hovan, B. Smith,
T. Graves, skip.
Prof. Jenkins, Prof. Cunningham,
F. Moses, Prof. Daniels, skip.
Mrs. Kossoff, W. Gates, I. F. Pickett, G. Kossoff, skip.
Miss Henderson, S. Henderson, P.
Henderson, G. G. Henderson, skip.
T. Graves rink played a splendid
game, leading in the score to the last
end, and then losing to Henderson by
a careless shot.
Had E. G. Daniels rink defeated
Kossoff in the semi-finals he would
have easily won the finals as Daniels
skipped a splendid game during the
entire bonspiel, losing by a close score
to Kossoff.
In the finals Kossoff won easily
from Henderson, leading the score
during the entire game.
Our idea of a credulous man is one
who can believe that one woman can
treat another with silent contempt.
One of the most daring original
dramas seen in Fernie for some time
will be shown at the Orpheum Friday
and Saturday—Frank Mills in "The
Moral Fabric." It is certainly very
different from anything ever shown
before and it is a thrill from start to
finish. It is based on the unwritten
law, a subject which has ever been
the source of much discussion. The
revenge of a husband on a "love pirate" forms the theme of this absorbingly interesting Triangular drama.
It begins from the break-up of the
eternal triangle; Amy, the young wife
of Scott Winthrop, not content with
her husband's love, joins a social organization called the Invictus club.
The main object of the club is the
study of "higher ideals," and the use-
lessness of conventionalities. The
club is headed by Macley Stuart,
handsome, rich, and with nothing to
do. Amy absorbs so many of these
ideas that she begins to think her
husband a very dull, prosaic creature,
who has no soul beyond the grind of
his daily routine, and who, compared
with Stuart, is as the worm to the
butterfly. And so things go on and
develop until, on the wedding anniver-
sarry, Winthrop finds his wife in the
arms of Stuart. - ,
Fernie is the home of good hockey
and the city of enthusiastic curlers.
W. J. J. Morrson is off to Yakima
to spend his Christmas holidays and
will return with Mrs. Morrison.
When you mention the mild weather we are enjoying—touchwood. It
lias been known to change.
Miss Ruth Cooper, in charge of the
.Morrissey Camp school, was a visitor
to Fernie over the week end.
The management of the Orpheum
announce the annual free Christmas
matinee for children, next Wednesday, Dec. 27th, at 2.30.
Inland Revenue collections for November in Fernie district were $5900
or $2700 more than November last
year.
John Lawson, of Wardner, whose
hotel at Morrissey is full to the brim,
reports excellent business at his
Wardner hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dicken, of
Lethbridge, are visiting Fernie. Mr.
Dicken is auditor for the Elk River
Lumber Co.
The Waldorf Hotel wishes all those
who have stayed, are staying or ever
will stay at the hotel, a Happy Christmas.
Those who have little ones to remember at Christmas will be interested to know that the quaint new
dolls at the Crow's Nest Trading Co.
store are Canadian made.
Two prominent Fernians shook for
a turkey, and now the division of
Turkey is imminent, with one J. D.
to do the carving and one A. E. F. to
help in the division of the spoils.
With his usal good luck, Tom Beck
had the honor of assisting to haul in
two fine deer to camp shot by his
hunting partner, Fred Dalzell, last
'Week, Some people certainly are
lucky.
M. A. Kastner's New Year Calendars are most popular and a long
queue of small people lined up outside and inside the well known insurance office for one to take home to
mother.
Geo. Alexander, former manager of
the Orpheum theatre and late manager of the Isis moving picture
house, has left for Spokane, where it
is his intention to engage in business.
The Isis has been dark for some time.
Brigade Scout W. A. Bleasdell
writes from England to his father
that his regiment, the 148th, is about
to leave for France. He has just passed an examination in 22 subjects on
scout craft, and is well and eager to
be at work.
Mr. Barney Barrett, who has filled
the operating chair at the Western
Union Telegraph office so ably, has
been transferred to Conrad, Montana,
where he will be in charge of the company's office. He has made many
friends here who are sorry to see him
go.
The annual meeting of the Fernie-
Fort Steele Brewing - Co. held last
week, has brought comfort to the
many stockholders present. Under
Mr. Phillips' able management the
period of liquidation is all but passed.
The Company and Mr. Phillips are to
be congratulated.
Last Saturday two small boys approached a fair sized gasoline tank
outside A. E. Ferguson's plumbing
and tinsmithing establishment and
introduced a lighted Chinese cracker.
The introduction was politely carried
out but the gasoline objected and exploded with fury, blowing the top off
the tank over the roofs adjacent,
whilst two small hoys, miraculously
unscathed, fled precipitously from the
immediate vicinity.
Wm. Barton, who sells singing Vic-
trolas and Singer machines, pianos,
and violins, states that the Victrola
is in such demand the manufacturers
cannot keep up with the business.
The machines are made in Camden,
N.J., the records in Montreal, where
only Canadian workmen are employed. Those who are anxious to purchase a Victrola had better get their
orders in soon. It is a fair argument
for a Victrola manufacturing plant
in Canada. Mr. Barton has a record
record. TWO
THE MENTION
DECEMBER 21, 191G.ll
THE MENTION
the children may well be proud    of THE
  their gifted and artistic work.      Of
the management  too muchcannot be
P. O. Box 830. Telephone 33  said. It is no easy tesk to teach and
Fernie, B.C. train children indoors when the hills
are so delightful for tobogganing and
there is much skating and jollity to
be enjoyed unrestrained.
Bo-Peep, a very charming cantata,
occupied the first part of the    program, and was followed immediately
after by a very spirited rendition of
the familiar song, "Good Luck to the
Boys of the Allies,"   by   Miss Elsie
  Robson. She was the life of the even-
Subscribers      wishing     addresses  ing and a great favorite with the au-
changed please notify Mention office,  dience.
 ——                             —      Little Bo-Peep, delightfully played
CROW'S NEST TRADING COMPANY
Randolph  Stuart
Mentioner, Manager.	
Subscription ONE  Dollar Per  Year
Overseas. Six Shillings
U.S.A., 150 Cents
(OR 15 YEARS FOR A TEN SPOT)
THE
STORE
OF
GOOD
VALUES
5
LIMITED
F. C. LAWE. A. I. FISHER,
LAWE & FISHER
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Offices: Imperial Bank Chambe
FERNIE
BRITISH COLUMBIA
December 21, 1916.
CHRISTMAS
by Miss Helen Rudnicki, was amost
engaging young lady, who lost her
- sheep and no wonder; their bleat
was so weak it was almost impossible
for her to hear it amidst the rt xr of
Christmas Day is not only a fes- the mountain streams and cascades of
tival, inaugurated to mark the birth her home valley. But Bo-Peep was
of the Gentle Nazarene, it has a dou- lucky in finding herself, during her
ble significance. It s a nation-wide sheep searching, wanderings, in, the
period of gladness and rejoicing—a presence of the Queen of the Fairies
reminder of a time of peace and good (Miss Mary Liphardt), whose kindly
will that was just as real a necessity solicitude for Bo-Peep resulted in the
to mere worldlings before the Chris- entire aggregation of Fairies and
tian era as it is needed now to enable and Fairyettes taking part in the
us to catch up with the faith and search—nothing easier could be im-
hope and charity we have lost in the agined than the propmpt way in
time since we last celebrated Christ- which they located the wooley Baa
mas Day. Just as Nature has provid- lambs, but, alas! they only came half
ed us with night in which to recuper- way and an expectant audience look-
ate from the strenuous work and the ed in vain for the sheep, as did Bo-
worry of the busy day, just as winter Peep. But they were there, some-
gives the trees and flora an oppor- where, grazing around, and so every-
tunity to rest from their labors of thing ended happily in spite of Fairy
shade giving and landscape beautify- Mischief, who frightened Bo-Peep
ing, so we humans require some with tales of vanished tails, which
marked event in our lives to rest was at last explained to everyone's
from getting and gaining and apply entire satisfaction. The children
ourselves to giving and doing acts of were capital and are to be highly
kindness. It has always been an ac- complimented on their performance,
knowledged fact throughout the cen- especially the two little tots who ac-
turies that mankind here, there and companied the Queen,
everywhere in all climes, in all pro- Af*er a short intermission a pier-
fessions, is lest' closely affected by vot dance, a picture in black and
the events which come to his intimate white, delighted everyone, the dancers
knowledge by the sensation of hear- having to repeat the act. A juvenile
ing—of being tpld—than by those Charlie Chaplin gave a lifelike im-
facts and symbols which penetrate his personation of the great film star
mental faculties by the more trusted and carried the somewhat staid au-
evidence of his eyes. Seeing is believ- dience off their feet. Miss Elsie
ing still, and so with the church cere- Robson sang again most charmingly
monies and teachings of Christmas. a°d was heartily encored. Then fol-
The good will and peace of the spirit- lowed a surprise, a Grecian dance by
ual aspect of the Great Birthday onlyi>M;ss Jean Corsan, who was grace it-
really affects us as we come into ac- self—a classy interpretation of a clas-
tual contact with the buying and giv- sic- The fairy dance, by several fey-
FERNIE. B.C.
P. BURNS & COMPANY, LIMITED
S hamrock
H ams
A re
M atchiess
R esults
O f
C areful
K uring
Used By Those Who Know
FERNIE, B.C.
FERNIE, B.C.
Dr. H. S. SIMMONS
Dentist
Bank of Hamilton Block
FERNIE, B.C.
J. F. SPALDING
PHOTOGRAPHER-.
Your friends can  buy anything you
can  give them  EXCEPT
YOUR   PHOTO
SPALDING STUDIO   FERNIE, B.C.J
THE FERNIE-FORT STEELE BREWING CO., LTD.
High Grade Bottled and Draught Beer
Aerated Waters
FERNIE, B.C.
ALL SOLDIERS WELCOME
FIRST CLASS CAFE
ing of Christmas week, as we see the Iftfi young ladies,   was   enough   to jyjjjc   JENNINGS : : PROPRIETRESS
THE KINGS HOTEL
The   House   for the Peoplfj
Wm. Mills, Prop. FERNIE, B.cJ
THE FAMILY HERALD!
AND WEEKLY STAR
MONTREAL, QUEBEC
THE PALM
FRUITS AND CONFECTIONERY
FERNIE, B.C.
S. T, Saunders
SHOESHINE
INGRAM  BILLIARD  ROOM
Fernie, B.C.
FERNIE,   B.   C.
expectant joy of children, as we see make their elders green with envy,
the recurrent    happiness of '  those and showed an excellent tuition. Miss
whose memories of other Christmases Elsie Robson then    reappeared   and
are not so sad that they cannot find s*ng one of Harry    Lauder's     best
ROYAL CANDY C0.1
WE  MANUFACTURE  CANDY
Call in FERNIE B.C]
r,ee the preparations for the celebra- In her Highland costume she looked
tion   of  the   Greatest  Event in  the exceedingly bewitching and     earned
history of the world, and all the read- every bit of the enthusiastic recep-
ing and listening we could do would tion she received. Miss Jean Corsan
not bring us sufficiently close to the danced herself into the hearts of the
inner meaning of our festivities as audience  with  her  Russian  fantasy, /*/>«» »t *v     nArr,
do the outward signs and tokens of in a bri2ht and dainty costume.   The ®®®®®®®®®®® P ft A 1 A N If     lliliK S®®€)®®®®®®®
esteem and gratitude for others that final act> a ne«r0 chorus, was some-  ® VVXlli    Alll/     VVllli '    »
THE CROW'S NEST PASS COAL CO., LTD.
PRODUCERS AND SHIPPERS OF
GENUINE   "CROW'S   NEST"
in our mundane limitations are our what marred by the fact that the
only way of showing our love for mammy's arms were white, while their
everyone and to everyone. Christmas pretty features were obscured by var-
is here—it is not a day—but a period ious degrees of black.
short or long according to our own °~	
outlook  on  life and our own deter- HUSH !
mination to make others glad. It can 	
be our privilege every day—with some Would it not be a boon to those
;?ood people it is—but as a special who go to hear a play or to see the
day it has been set aside for our par- m0vies if the management of a thea-
ticipation in the anniversary of the tre or picture palace were to throw
Birth of Love on earth, and it is our a printed request upon the screen or
duty to give ourselves to the service curtain praying persons in the audi-
of others on this day and in the sad ence to kindly refrain from loud con-
times of bereavement and sorrow versations, which are seldom of in-
more especially to those in trouble terest to those about them—and then
and tribulations. May Christmas it might not be necessary for the
iring its message of gladness to one leading man of visiting companies to
General Office
BEST Coal
BEST Preparation
BEST Service
Mines at Coal Creek and Michel, B.C.
Coke Ovens at Fernie and Michel, B.C.
J. D. QUAIL
General   Hardware   Merchant
Axes—All Kinds
FERNIE, B.C.
G. FALVO
SHOE   HOSPITAIi.
P.  O.  Box 14ll
FERNflE,  B.C.f
Fernie, B.C.
>®3®®®®SXsX3®®<^^
and all is the since wish of The
WaV^«
make the request for silence in the
middle of an ill-manneredly disturbed
act. The stars of the film are not
upset by chatter but others are.
LITTLE BO-PEEP
CURRENT COMMENT
On Wednesday next, Dec. 27, a new
series of card parties and dances will
Fernie children,   of whose   ability begin at the Catholic church hall. Re-
there is no question whatever, gave a freshments and  good music. Admis-
most entertaining and beautiful con-  sion 25c.
cert on Friday and Saturday last in Congratulations to The Mountaineer
aid of Canadian Prisoners of War in on its reappearance. The official organ
Germany. On both days there was a of the 226th. Editor, Sergt. A. R. Gid-
goodly attendance, not by any means dings, is very much alive. No wonder
as large as it should have been, con- the Battalion is proud of its paper,
sideling the number of Fernie boys Much credit is due to the ladies who
who are at present prisoners of war worked so hard to ensure the success
in the enemy's country. Every ticket of the Children's Concert, especially
sold, every donation given, means to Miss Corsan for her able stage
some comfort or additional food for management, and Miss Nelson, who
those unfortuate but brave and pati- officiated as the entire orchestra with
ent exiles. Then again the concert the conductor thrown in.
was extremely good and well staged The Christmas War Cry is now on
and the dancing and pretty costumes sale. It is a credit to the editor and
most  attractive,   so  those  who   saw his staff.
Established April 1899.
Fernie, B.C.
W. A. INGRAM
Wholesale and Retail TOBACCONIST
BILLIARD ROOM
and LUNCH COUNTER
:OUR COFFEE IS GOOD:-
J. CARMICHAEL
High-Class Tailoring
Pressing and Cleaning.
"    FERNIE, B.C.
Phone  78 P.O.   Bo > 1(V68
THE FERNIE CARTAGE TO
Livery, Dray, Transfer
Perry Bros., Prop.
WOOD FOR SALE
FURNITURE MOVO.G
Fernie
British   Coulmbia
W. F. MUIRHEAD & CO.
Warm Felt Shoe
LADIES' SIZES  $2.50
MEN'S SIZES
$3.00
FELT SLIPPERS
FELT SLIPPERS
FELT SLIPPERS
FELT SLIPPERS
Call In and See Us
FERNIE, B.C.
MISS C0NR0Y
DRESSMAKING
Fernie, B.C.
A, E. FERGUSON
FOR BRICK-LINED HEATERS
Phone 153 Day or Night
Fernie, B.C.
T. N. HIBBEN & CO,
Stationers
VICTORIA, B.C.
READ
THE K00TENAIAN
KASLO, B. C. DECEMBER 21, 1916:
IT IS MENTIONED
IN MORRISSEY
THE MENTION
That it is said that the first class
p.o.w. are to be sent to Vernon.
That it would be wise to close the
school before grip does.
That Mrs. Sergt. Brcwn is in the
fashion with a  bad  cold.
That the Mention wishes everyone
in   camp  a  happy  Christmas..
That lectures are to be postponed
till after Christmas.
That there will be a turkey shoot
at Christmas.
That the tent looks sort of out in
the cold. It is.
That the porkies got out. They
were  got in  again.
That Pte. and Mrs. Martin drove
to town last Monday, and back.
That Mrs. McCormick is better and
her friends are glad to hear it.
That  the  opening   of the  skating
rink has been postponed until June.
That Alexander's Rag Time Band
is  practicing  hard  and  the  coyotes
can't  be  heard.
That Lt. and Mrs. Abbott, with
Lt. F. W. McLaine, visited Fernie
this week.
That we are asked not to say anything about a royal wedding. We
won't.
That Mr. C. Baby is esconsed in
the new postoffice and as busy as a
bee.
That some one turned the guard
out. As it turned out, they were
turned in again.
That Mrs. Charles King, mother
of our Pte. Charles the first, is at
the Fernie hospital. „
That Pte. J. Critch drives the
mail to the station now as it won't
go there of its own accord.
That everyone says home cooking
at the long tables at the barracks
is almost too good to last.
That if the winter footwear had
arrived in camp before the grip the
latter would have less  recruits.
That word has been received that
no word has been received of the escaped  p.o.W.
That a killer is wanted for two
fatted pigs, who will depart this life
at Christmas.
That Q/M. Sergt. Brown has the
large storeroom to himself and is not
overburdened  with   spare  time.
That arrangements for the p.o.w
Christmas festivities are going forward on a colossal scale.
That it is rumored that some of
the first class p.o.w. are to be exchanged for Canadian p.o.w. in Germany.
That Tommy, one of the bugle soloists, is going to take a fall out of
Mr. Gripp before he takes a. fall out
of Tommy.
That the school inspector prefers
to leave the school uninspected to riding on the only vehicle available,
the  C.A.S.C. transport to  camp.
That it is whispered there will be
another real jolly party before long,
soon, in the near future, to which
Susette meekly hopes to be invited.
That the Queen's Hotel, Fernie,
will be the gainer and Morrissey
Camp the loser when the Ross family make a move next week.
VATh£t T. B. 0. stands for "The
Busy' Oughton," and no wonder he
is pail with so many trying to kick
the  bucket.
That  the  rink  reminds  us  of    a
last tin of canned oysters on a dust
laden   country   store   shelf.      It    is
waiting to be opened.
A That Pte. Joe Green is one of the j
under-the-weathers.   It  was   exceedingly ill-bred of La Grippe to take
a rise out of Joe.
That the new edition to the pala-
j tial residence of P. 0. W.   is     very
\ similar to the new quarters of   the
Quartermaster,  not  yet finished.
That Sergt. E. H.  Lane is very
! much  under the weather and  does
not care whether he gets up or not,
la grippe having £!.'ch a grip on him.
That  the  Camp  hospital  is  full,
and this several days before Christmas. There are no less than twenty-
seven cases of la grippe.
That at last there is loads/Of wood
for the C.A.S.C. office and nto_one to
use it. The Assistant being fired and
the Sergt. out, so the stove is not
fired but remains out too.
That all the buglers are in quod,
we mean hospital, and Pte. Jonsey,
the heroic, has to blow and blow hard
both day and night. He has made
good and deserves a medal, as do
those who cannot tell the
difference between retreat and pick-
em-up.  But he's there.
That the prisoners of war were
quite upset this week when they first
heard the A.R.T.B. practicing. They
thought we were torturing some refractory 107ther.
That Mr. and Mrs. Thurston, relatives of Mrs. R. Q. M. S. Lambkin,
who have been visiting Morrissey,
left for Kentucky in time to be home
for Christmas.
That with half the camp grippified
it astonished the Mentioner when a
stalwart sergeant asked him to try
and procure a grip for him in Fernie.
That Corpl. T. B. Oughton has had
to give up his bed in the C. A. C. M.
hospital to a patient and has moved
into quarters with Mr. Interpreter,
each has half and yet they are in
quarters.
Last week's whist drive resulted
in Mrs. Meek taking the first ladies'
prize, Pte. Wainwright the first
gentlemen's prize, and Miss Hilda
Minton, following in her father's
footsteps,  won  the booby prize.
That a piano has been installed
for the prisoners of war. It is safe
betting that those who receive aid in
German internment camps from their
friends in Canada would prefer food
to any musical instruments.
That with Harold in the hospital
with his bugle and la grippe, Ruth
at home with a gripette, and the
donkey absent with leave, the
Black circus is a pretty bum show,
but it will revive, and be merrier
than ever. Even Cl-r-ne- has stay-
away-from-schoolitis.
That Sergt. Wilson, late of tho
102nd, now sergt. cook at the barracks, is turning out a menu that
makes the advertised Speise Karte
at the Empress Hotel, Victoria,
look like a sandwich at a lunch
counter. So we are told.
That in military circles an engagement usually ends in some one being
captured. In ordinary circles an engagement bespeaks some one being
captivated. However small the number of the vanquished, it is wise to
form a ring around them. An engagement ring will sometimes capture the captivated. The number two
when added to an engagement ring
often makes one, but it is not always
thus.
That there will be the usual
whist drive tonight. Also a dance
for those who are not grippled up.
The music to be supplied by the
Barr Orchestra, the A. R. T. B.,
which amongst its numerous famous players boasts the proud distinction of having as its pianist the
one and only Cecil, for its drummer
our local royalty, George, King.
The finer effects, however, are to
be supplemented by an accordion in
the able hands of Hughie Barr, conductor and soloist.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF
CANADIAN BOYS
The meeting for boys at the Methodist church on Monday night was
well attended by Fernie lads between
the ages of 13 and 19, to hear a most
stirring address by Rev. J. W. Storey,
who came especially to Fernie for
that purpose. The chair was taken by
Rev. A. B. Lane, and there was a
number of gentlemen present interested in the new movement for the
development of Canadian boys. The
chairman called on Rev. D. M. Perley to open the meeting, which he did
with a few well chosen remarks. As
explained by Mr. Storey, the object
of the Canadian Standard Efficiency
Tests Committee, which is working in
co-operation with the National Council of the Y.M.C.A., the Church of
England Sunday School, the General
Board of Sunday School and Young
Peoples' Societies of the Presbyterian
church and other organizations of a
similar nature, is to arouse a feeling
of responsibility and manhood in boys
who are still under the influence of
high school and Sunday school. To
carry out a programme of intellectual, physical, spiritual and unselfish
education, not omitting healthy, and
wholsesome amusement and entertainment; to prepare the boy now in the
'teen age for his place in the world
after school and play years have passed and he is old enough to shoulder
the responsibilities of manhood.
A local committee is to be formed
for Fernie and the boys are fortunate
to find so many hands willing to help
them to live their lives on a higher
plane than was possible for the average boy a few years ago. The meeting
resulted in a discovery of the excelling vocal qualities of the younger generation of this town, and the new order has had asplendid enthusiastic
start and should do well and be encouraged by everyone here.
A hearty vote of thanks was given
to Mr. Storey at the close of the
meeting.
THREE
PAINTERS
LOCK & HAWTHORNE
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Residence: Johnson & Faulkner Block
and Premier House.
*" a I*".: a
P.O. Box 1018
Fernie, B.C.
A. C. LIPHARDT
JEWELLER
Watch Repairing
Special Order Work
FERNIE, B.C.
WELL DONE LAUNDRY
MRS. A. McCORMICK
Morrissey Camp
Go to
J. G. SAAD
For Dry Goods, Boots, Etc.
and Jewellery
(Near the C.P.R. Station)
Fernie, B.C.
Sweeney & McConnell
Printers      Stationery
VICTORIA, B.C.
WM. BARTON
Sewing Machines
Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
Fernie, B.C.
HOTEL   FERNIE
First Class Accomodation
S. F. WALLACE     -     -     -     Prop.
Wallace Cigar Store
Choice Tobaccos
Billiards Barbershop
FERNIE, B.C.
F,  BEAN
Plumber  and  Steam  Fitter
Furnace and Stove Repairs
Fernie, B.C.
N. E. SUDDABY
Drugs, Books, Kodaks, Films,
Fishing Tackle, Edison Phonographs
THE REXALL STORE
Fernie, B.C.
THE GREAT CITY
M. A. BERIGAN
BLACKSMITH
Horseshoer
Fernie, B.C.
119 Bullet Wounds
Among the patients at Knight-
shayes Court, Tiverton, lent by Sir
Ian and Lady Heathcot-Amory as a
V.A.D. hospital, is a young corporal
who received 119 bullet wounds.
Nearly all the bullets have been extracted.
"And he measured the city with a
reed — 12000 furlongs—the length,
breadth and heighth of it are equal.,,
—Rev. xxi. 16.
12,000 furlongs equal 7,920,000 feet,
which being cubed equals the enormous total of 496,793,088,000,000,000,000
cubic feet.
Divide this by 4096, the cubical feet
in a room 16 feet square,, and there
will be 30,321,843,750,090,000 rooms.
Supposing that the world always
contained 990,000,000 inhabitants and
that a generation equals 33 1-2 years,
there would be 2,970,000,000 human
beings every century. Supposing that
the world will, last 1000 centuries,
we have 2,970,000,000,000 inhabitants. Suppose there were 100 worlds
equal to this in the number of inhabitants and in the duration of
years, we have the grand total of
297,000,000,000,000 souls and even
then there would be 100 rooms, each
16 feet  square, for  each one.
THE
DUTHIE HARDWARE
COMPANY
FERNIE, B.C.
Read The
DAILY
SPOKESMAN-REVIEW
SPOKANE, WASH.
GO TO
R. G. MWAN'S
FOR
CHOCOLATES
Of  Every Kind and Description
FERNIE, B.C.
D. G. HARVIE
Tailor
DOES  GOOD  HANDIWORK
Fernie, B.C.
KEFOURY BROS.
Dry  Goods,  Clothing
FERNIE, B.C.
McLEAN'S
G ar
Fi
Telephone 142.
DRUG and BOOK STORE
Fernie, B.C.
P. O. Box 1174
THE 41 MEAT MARKET
Fernie, B.C.
While You Lire in the
PROVINCE
Read the "Daily Province"
Vancouver, B.C.
Office and Warehouse
Baker Avenue
Capital $100,000.00
P. O. Drawer 436
Telephone 79
Several gold fish in the city are reported to have caught cold.
The new city voters' list will be
ready for distribution in the course
of a few days.
THE POLLOCK WINE COMPANY, LIMITED
WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS
FERNIE,   B.   C.
Canada
H. F. McLean
DRUG AND BOOK STORE
FERNIE, B.C.
KOOTENAY'S MAIL ORDER HOUSE
HOCKEY SHOES AND SKATES
Skates Ranging from 60c to $6.00, including the Auto Make.
Shoes in Ladies' and Children's, $2.50 to $4.00.
Shoes for Men, $1.50 to $5.50.
THE TRITES-WOOD CO., Limited
WE HAVE SOLVED THE
CHRISTMAS GIFT PROBLEM
FERNIE
Stores at
MICHEL COAL CREEK NATAL
Our Christmas Stock is Larger Than Ever Before
COME IN AND SEE US,
WISHING YOU A MERRY XMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
M.   A.   IvASTNJUR
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
T. Beck Block. _       Phone 32 FOUR f
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THE MENTION
DECEMBER 21, 1916.
WE   ARE   ALLIES
Universe    is not an abstraction    of
prosy philosophers but a Parent who
loves His own children and is willing
. to show this love by sacrifices   and
ITRADE WITH FRANCE!--j".r,SSttt2
human children He Himself becomes
a child and identifies Himself with
us in all our hardships and trials.
The beauty of the story of the Christ
Child in the manger at Bethlehem is
just this, that it reveals not only the
innocence and simplicity of childhood
in the Highest but the spirit of self-
forgetting love for mankind, and this
is the stuff out of which real Christianity is made.
J. C. GHEST
IMPORTATION EXPORTATION
ORE—METALS        Hardware—Paris Articles
COMMISSION AGENT
CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED
j j 4 Rue Petrelle (IX*5) France Paris (9K)
Methodist Church
CANADA'S BOYS WANT SMOKES!
THEY ARE FIGHTING IN FREEDOM'S CAUSE
THEY ARE FACING FEARFUL CONDITIONS
THEY ARE  HONORING  CANADA'S  NAME
THEY    WANT    JUST    ONE    THING!
WHEN THEY WERE IN CANADA THEY COULD DO AS YOU
DO, GO INTO THE NEAREST STORE AND GET A FRESH SUPPLY.
NOW THEY ARE ASKING YOU TO SUPPLY THEIR URGENT NEED.
"I was nine weeks without a smoke"
These were the words of a wounded soldier in a hospital in Canada.
CHRISTMAS SERVICES
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH
When   the   Boys   Come   Home   you
would not like them to tell you how
they  suffered  for  lack  of  Tobacco?
Such a little thing !
Every Smoker knows what it means
to be without! !
Positive discomfort! ! !
Absolute suffering ! ! ! !
Think of one night; two nights; a
week; a month;, nine weeks, and no
Tobacco !
LOOK AT THIS BOY'S FACE
AND HANDS
Midnight Mass, Christmas eve, at
11.30.
Christmas Day, 1st Mass, 9.30.
Christmas Day, 2nd Mass, 11.00.
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after the last Mass.
Children's Service at 2.30 p.m.
A new Christmas crib will be erected this year, which will add greatly
to the decoration of the church.
Three Masses are allowed to be said
by every priest on this great festival
and it is well called Christmas or the
Mass of Christ. Come and visit Christ
our Saviour, assist at the Mass, and
may He bestow on you His especial
grace and blessing. May Christmas
be a happy one for all members of
the Holy Family congregation.
Rev. A. Michels, O.M.I., Pastor.
CHRIST CHURCH
Send your. contributions to       Organizing Secretary
 Francis R. Jones, Windsor Hotel, Montreal.
ORPHEUM
"The Home of Good Pictures"
Wednesday and Thursday
Dec, 2 J and 22
Frank Keenan and
Mary Boland
in the Gripping Triangle Drama
"The Stepping Stone"
Charles Chaplin
IN
"The Pawn Shop" ^""
Two Reel Mutual Special
Friday and Saturday
Dec- 23 and 24
Frank Mills
IN
'"" "The Moral Fabric"
Triangle Kay-Bee  in Five  Acts
PARIS PARAGRAPHS
Fay Tincher
IN
'Bedelia's Bluff
Monday and Tuesday
Dec. 25 and 26
Marie Walcamp
IN
"The Flirt"
Five Act Bluebird. A picture of
Booth Tarkington's
Story of Modern American Life
(By Our Special Correspondent)
The two important events of the
past month have been the taking of
Monastir by the Allied army, which
returned about one-third of their territory to the poor Serbians, and the
death of Emperor Francis of Austria.
The decision of the German government to call upon every man, woman
and child, between the ages of 14 and
GO, to lend their hand to the plans
of the Emperor and his clique has
brought home to England and France
the greatest problems to be solved
and both countries are now getting"
into line with all their forces, civil,
economical and military.
Sir William Robertson said the other day, "Albion must put its back into it."
Christmas feasting is to be a thing
of the past and here we are giving
up pastry and kickshaws. Bakers are
to make only one kind of bread and
that of the plainest. So good may
come out of evil and the luxury of
the past be supplanted by the good
care of the present and nations may
learn that we do not live by bread
alone.
The deportation of Belgian civilians
into German slavery, the enrolment
of Poles to fight against their benefactors, the treading under foot of
all right, justice and liberty cannot
be permitted. Every man on earth,
neutral or not, should be up against
such a diabolical system. J.H.C.
Services Sunday, Dec. 24, 1916—
8.30—Holy  Communion.
10.15—Matins.
11—Litany  and  Holy  Communion.
2.30—Sunday school and Bible class.
3.30—Holy  baptism.
7.30—Carol service.
On  Christmas Day—
8.30—Holy Communion.
10.30—Matins.
Back to the simple tale again, that
surely will avail again,
Of shepherd folk, of angel host,   of
mother in a stall;
Back from  the    world's    asperities,
back to the simple verities
Of childlike love and confidence —
this is the  Christmas call!
The call to see the holiness of duty
done in lowliness,
To use today, no matter what a distant future hides,
To help with importunity our brothers, His community,
To know, whatever else may go, the
love of God abides!
My Dear   Brethren — The   above
lines   are   by   one Anthony Deane.
They seem beautiful to me. Come to
church this Christmastide and be reminded of the simple verities of this
Holy  season.
Yours affectionately in  Christ,
A. B. Lane.
AT THE WALDORF
A CHRISTMAS THOUGHT
Teg o' the Ring'
FIFTH EPISODE
The ancient festival of the Christian church which we celebrate next
week calls to mind the central idea
of the religion of the Son of Man.
This is that the Supreme Ruler of the
Mrs. Frank Rasby, Dorr; Mrs.
Thos. Taylor, Flagstone; Mrs. 1). S.
Howe, Flagstone; S. Korey, Crar-
brook; P. R. Lyons, Waldo; Mm. McKay, Waldo; P. Backs, Waldo; A.
Dryden and wife, Waldo; G. B. Add-
ington, Vulcan, Alta.; H. Moss, Vulcan, Alta.; E. Bydal, Crow's Nest;
Wm. Graham, Coleman; Frank Jlar-
mer, Elk Prairie; J. P. Fink, Portland; Ore.; R. Herric, Jaffray: Miss
Opie Harris, Crow's Nest; T. B.
Oughton, Morrissey.
There are more' ways than one of
looking for trouble. A Texas man advertised for his mother-in-law, who
was missing.
Annual Children's Free
Christmas Matinee, Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 2.30.
Christmas Day, Salvation Army Citadel, 8 p.m. Demonstration of
Drills, Dialogues and Songs by the Sunday school scholars. Everyone
welcome. A Christmas tree for Sunday school members at the close
of the program. The chair will b» taken by Mr. Dicken. The officers
and members of the Salvation Army in Fernie wish everyone A Happy
Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.—Capt. L. Cox.
G. G. MOFFATT
Fire Insurance Agent
Fernie, B. C.
Dr.W, W. Lailey, B.A., M.D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
(Bank of Hamilton Building)
Office hours. 10:30 to 12:00 a.m.
2:00 to    4:00 p.m.
7:30 to    8:30 p.m.
Phones: Residence 144; Office 46.
There will be special Christmas
services on Sunday at the Methodist
church. The music and sermons will
have direct reference to the Advent
season. 11 and 7.30, and Sunday
school  at 2.30.
The annual Christmas tree and
entertainment will be given on Tuesday night, Dec. 26, at 7.30. This
promises to be an excellent treat
for the children. Come and enjoy it.
Admission  25c.
D. M. Perley, B.A., Pastor.
A. T. HAMILTON
Sole Agent for
TORRID   ZONE   STEEL
BRICK   LINED
FURNACES
Fernie
B.C.
CENTRAL HOTEL
Dominic Citra     ...   Proprietor
Fernie, B.C.
MRS. E. TODD
The Exclusive Ladies' Store
Fernie, B.C,
HOLLY MASON & CO.
All Kinds of Hardware
SPOKANE, WASH.
The  Roosville  Cash  Stores
Fred Roo, Prop.
Elko, Roosville & Flagstone
British Columbia
SECOND HAND STORE
GUS RADLAND
CALL IN AND SEE US BEFORE
CHRISTMAS
FERNIE,
British Columbia
Dr. JOHN BARBER
DENTIST
Office: Over Bleasdell's Drug
J.-F. Block.
EVENINGS    BY    APPOINTMENT
Telephone J2L   Fernie, B.C.
KENNEDY & MANGAN
Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash & Doors
Office & Factory Opposite G.N. Depot
"BEAVER BOARD"
Fernie, B.C.
W. E. Alger, U. S. consul, is in receipt of a comunication from the American embassy in Berlin, through
Washington, D.C., thanking him on
behalf of the German government for
the valuable information contained in
his report of the condition of prisoners of war at Morrissey internment
camp.
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SHU-SHI
For   Soldiers
HARGREAVES CANADA LIMITED
Toronto.  Ont.
William's Drug Store
Cor.  Fort  and  Government
Mail Orders Promptly Filled
VICTORIA,  B.C.
Holy Family Church
FERNIE, B.C.
Sunday Services:
First Mass 8:30 a.m.
Second Mass 10:30 a.m.
Baptisms  1:00 p.m.
Sunday School 2:15 p.m.
Benediction of the Blessed
Sacrament 3:00 p.m.
REV.   FATHER   MICHELS,   O.M.I.
Services Every Sunday
Christ Church
Matins 11 a.m.      Evensong 7:30 p.m.
Rev. A. B. Lane       -       -       Rector
FERNIE, B.C.
Methodist Church Services
11 a.m. Sunday 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening, prayers
D. M. Perley, B.A.     -      -     Pastor
FERNIE, B.C.
Salvation Army Citadel
(Cox St.)
L. Cox, Captain.
Sunday Services: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and
7.30 p.m.
Every week day: 8 p.m.
OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH
Ferine, B.C.
Services  on  Sunday:—
Song Service at 7:30 p.m.
Stay at the
STRATHCONA
HOTEL
SIX STORIES OF SOLID
CONCRETE
Victoria, B. C.
LADIES
When in  Fernie,  go to
MRS. COLTON
For HATS
WMMMmmmmMmmm
A GRIPPING SCENE IN "THE MORAL FABRIC," THE NEW TRIANGLE-
KAY BEE PICTURE.
At the Orpheum Friday and Saturday.

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