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Array The Morrissey Mention
OFFICIAL ORGAN "E" AND «H»  COMPANIES J07th EAST KOOTENAY REGIMENT.
Number Sixteen
FERNIE, B.C., NOVEMBER 23, 1916
PRICE FIVE CENTS
awsi
GREAT AIR FIGHT-SEVENTY PLANES TOOK PART   PROVINCIAL PREFACES GUN SHOOTS ROTH
The London Times has received the following dispatch from its spe-
[ cial correspondent with the armies in France:
"The German airmen have grown bolder. They are making a more
r serious attempt to dispute the mastery of the air with us. This winter
| probably will  see  some bitter fighting.
Air fighting now is much closer and more savage than ever it has
been before. The importance of air mastery has been more clearly demonstrated. The individual fighting and the number killed have immensely
increased with the increased speed in machines and greater cleverness in
handling them.
"The old, leisurely combats are no more. Now it is a headlong plunge,
la single shot, again a dip, a swerve, another shot, a loop, a single shot, a
lduel, swifter more breathless, more reckless than any fighting that ever
|was before on earth.
"One of the chief evidences of the new activity has been a great
fierial battle in which seventy aeroplanes were engaged last Thursday and
vhich the official communique mentioned.
"It took place between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning of Thursday
Iver the German lines in the direction of Vaulx-Vaucourt, northeast of
(iapaume.
"Our aeroplanes were bound thither on a bombing expedition. With the
lighting machines and the scouts they made a fleet of thirty. Just before
feaching Vaulx-Vaucourt they sighted an enemy squadron of thirty-six to
arty aeroplanes.
"We attacked quickly. Some of our machines were flying at a higher
3vel than the enemy and they plunged headlong to join the general engagement. It was fought at an average height of 5000 feet.
"Of the melee that followed it is impossible to get a coherent account.
I Jo man had time for thought of anything except the enemy  machines,
fith which they were successfully engaged for twenty minutes.
"There raged in the clouds such a battle as the world had never seen.
|n the inextricable tangle of single combats between darting and swirling
nachines, the air was filled with the roar of propellers and the clatter
|f guns.
"Four of our machines were lost. They were compelled to descend on
terman territory. The" strong westerly wind kept drifting the battle further
fnd further over the enemy's lines more and more. Of the aeroplanes
lat came home, one brought a dead observer, and two others, with wound-
id pilots, bad difficulty in beating against the wind and landing in our lines.
j "Of the enemy we know that six machines were sent to earth. Three are
Jlnown to have crashed when they fell and were destroyed. What happened
lo the other three beyond that they were falling out of control, is not
ftnown. In another a pilot was seen dead.
"The best evidence of our victory lies in the fact that the whole enemy
formation was broken" and scattered, and that the Germans fled for safety
h all directions, leaving us in possession of the sky.
"Then we went about our business and punctiliously dropped bombs on
the store's and depots at Vaulx-Vaucourt, and came home proudly flying
n regular formation. No German was daring enough to interfere.
"A westerly, wind blows here three-quarters of the year, and even when
Ihe east wind blew, it seldom was good weather, so practically every battle
las been fought with a wind against which no disabled machine of ours
|an beat home, while the enemy's are always blown toward his own territory.
Greenwood citizens have organized
a Soldiers' Correspondence Club.
Midway has raised $1100 for the
Patriotic Fund.
Lawyer Brown, of Phoenix, has
joined the C.A.M.C. at Vernon.
The Wallace Street Methodist
church, Nanaimo, celebrated its 67th
anniversary a few days ago.
The children of Trail raised $20u
in aid of starving children in Belgium in one clay.
The Vancouver Island line of the
C.P.R. is at last completed. Train
service will be inaugurated soon.
W. H. A Id ridge, for years general
manager of Trail Smelter, has bonded 28 claims in Indian River district
for $144,000.
The Duke of Devonshire has taken
'fiis oath of office at Halifax on his
arrival. With him lire the Duchess
and their two daughters, Lady
Maude Cavendish and Lady Blanche
Cavendish.
Recent discoveries of rich deposits
of galena 80 miles north of Kamloops,
on Whistler Mountain, have created
wild excitement. The ore runs high
in silver. The district was visited recently by Smith Curtis, the veteran
mining man of Rossland.
Sir Thomas White, Canadian Finance Minister, who is a guest of the
Chancellor of the Exchequer, is making a short visit to the front unofficially and will inspect the hospital-,
and see some of the wounded who
are his personal friends.
M. H. Sullivan, until last week assistant superintendent of Trail smelter, has resigned. He will be superintendent of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan smelter at Kellogg, Idaho.
DIRECTIONS
DAILY ORDERS
Mexico Warned Against Submarines
PRIGADIER McLEAN
TO VISIT FERNIE
The United States government has
informed the de facto government of
Mexico that precautions should be
taken to prevent any violation of
belligerent submarines within its
territorial waters or the establishment of a submarine base on the
Mexican coast.
Several hundred aeroplane guns of
an entirely new tvpe have just been
shipped from America to-the armies
of the allies. The novelty about these
gun.-; is that they shoot both ways at
once. The object of this extraordinary
arrangement is to do away with the
recoil and to reduce the weight of the
gun, thus making it possible for an
aeroplane to carry heavier guns and
more ammunition and to shoot with
greater accuracy.
The Scientific American describes
the gun as two separate barrels —
that in front rifled, that in the rear
of smooth bore. The cartridge also is
double ended—the fore part containing the projectile that is to be aimed
at the enemy, the rear part being
loaded with fine lead shot, the weight
of the two being approximately the
same. When the gun is fired the
and the recoil of one counterbalances
two barrels go off simultaneously
that of the other. The fine shot is
projected to the rear, but it loses its
velocity a few yards from the muzzle and is not a menace to anyone
behind or below.
While those shipped to the allies
have been two, six and twelve-pounders, guns up to five inch bore have
been tested with unqualified success.
The two-pounder is 10 feet long and
weighs 75 pounds* It shoots a 1,576
projectile with a muzzle velocity of
1200 feet per second, and may actually be fired from the shoulder. When
fired at an altitude of 5000 feet Uife
range of guns is about three f.mes
their effective range at the earth's
surface.
The guns are made of an exceptionally light grade of special alloy
steel which will withstand a much
higher stress than steel is ordinarily
erpected to bear.
The larger of these guns can be
used on torpedo boats, motor boats
and motor vehicles of every descip-
torii
The Congress held this week end in
To be Corporal: No. 87, Lance-
Corpl. Cooper, J,., vice Corpl. Brown,
promoted Q.M.S.
To be corporal: No. 152, Lance-
Corpl. Meek, J., vice Coorpl. Brackley,
discharged.
To lie lance corporals: No. 153, Pte.
McCormick; No. 30, Pte. Cosgrove, E.
No. 131, Pte. James, H.
R. Dunbar Abbott, Lt.,
Adjutant.
"E" Co. 107th East Kootenay Regt.
It is strictly forbidden to keep dogs
in the Barracks Building or to allow
dogs to come inside any portion of the
building. Each owner will be responsible for his dog, whether taken in by
himself or any other person.
C. AE. Shaw, Major.
Commandant Internment Camp.
NEWSPAPER RATES
Every week the list of newspapers
forced to increase subscription rates
grows larger and larger. This week
the Montreal Weekly Witness, one
of the oldest weeklies in Canada,
frankly admits that the paper can
no longer be published at one dollar
a year without serious loss to the
publishers, and announce an increase
in their rates.
. The publishers of the Family Herald and Weekly Star two weeks ago
published a guarantee that the old
rate of one dollar a year would be
accepted provided subscriptions were
mailed on or before November 30th.
We are pleased to say that thousands
upon thousands of our subscribers
have already taken advantage of that
guarante and are now sure of at
least another year's reading of their
favorite paper at the old rate.
Every mail is bringing a vast number
of remittances. One Dollar mailed on
or before Nov. 30, 1916, will guarantee the sender to a full year's subscription.
SAD NEWS
Brigadier McLean, who is in charge
), the Salvation   Army   throughout
.C, Alaska and the Yukon Territory,
ill be visiting our town on Wednes-
ay, Nov. 29, and giving his most investing lecture on his travels from
Newfoundland   to California,"   and
illing his experiences in    Salvation
rmy work for 30 years. The Briga-
ier will give an outline of his travels
y an up-to-date  set of stereoptican
iews, illustrating some of the    im-
ortant work which    the    Salvation
rmy is doing in Canada, as well as
lowing some very magnificent scen-
•y in and around Canadian cities, the
iautiful prairie land and the Rocky
ountains in all their scenic splendor.
This promises to be a most delight-
1 service to all who attend. In the
urse of his lecture the Brigadier will
ve a short description of the early
ys of the Salvation Army in Can-
a, as he has been an officer in the
J-my since its first years in    this
liminion. Brigadier McLean is a Can-
lian by birth.
rTh?kets are being sold by the mem-
Irs of the Salvation Army at 25c.
foceeds towards local work.
Jack Kirkup, government agent at
Nanaimo, passed away last week. He
was for many years gold commissioner and mining recorder at Rossland.
There never was a stauncher friend or
a better government official than Jack
Kirkup. He will be mourned by mining
men all over the world and a host of
old friends.
AT THE WALDORF
When a man talks of himself he is
liable to be more eloquent than interesting.
W. M. Frost, Spokane; J. W. Anderson, Ritzville; F. A. Russell, Ritz-
ville; F. A. Heise, Cranbrook; J. E.
Green, Vancouver; C. A. Christie,
Mission; Pte. Alex. Smith, Vancouver; D. O. Jones, Welsh Singers agent;
Wm. McKay, Waldo; Mr. and Mrs.
John, Saskatchewan; Mrs. Sheridan,
Elko; Wm. Graham, Coleman.
Ants  preach frugality  by
not words.
deeds,
PRESIDENT WOODROW
Willing Worker Watchfully Waiting.
Independent Individual Initiating Improvements.
Laborious Learner Launching Legislation.
Sagacious Solon Scattering Stand-
patism.
Optimistic Official Opening Opportunities.
National Negotiator Nullifying Nuisances.
It is better to have a poor opinion
than none at all.
ARRIVED IN ENGLAND
(114th, 180th    Ontario    Battalions;
3rd    Hamilton,    194th    Albertan,
£nd  Manitoban, and  158th  British
Kdumbia  Batt.  Draft  Signal  Corps,
Lndidates for Flying Corps,   Naval
fetachment.
'London, Nov. 22.—Baron Ashtown's
Ildest son, Lieut.  Frederick  Sydney
V tich, has been killed in action.
He was born in 1894.
New friends and old enemies are
|iot above suspicion.
A  BRITISH  HEAVY  HOWITZER IN ACTION ON THE WESTERN FRONT
OLD GUARD
GOING OUT
Died—At Fernie Hospital, on Tuesday,, Nov. 14, Roderick McSwain,
aged 66 years.
Died—At Bonnington Falls, on
Tuesday, Nov. 14, John Carroll.
With the demise of the above, two
of Fernie's well known characters
have passed away. Roderick McSwain,
better known as "Roddie," was a resident of this city for the past five or
six years. He followed the occupation
of laborer, being engaged chiefly with
the government road gangs in the
summer and wintered in this city.
The immediate cause of death was an
acute attack of pneumonia.
John Carrol was an equally well
known character but possibly not under this, his proper name, but by the
cognomen of "Sailor Jack." Sailor
Jack joined the interment camp
guards and was transferred from
Morrissey to act as guard at Bonnington, where he died.
With the passing of "Roddie" McSwain and "Sailor Jack" the old
guard of characters to which they
belonged is now practically extinct.
The present year has been disastrous
to the ranks of these habitues, as it
has seen the passing of others such as
John Carrigher (Johnny Behind the
Deuce), Frank Salisbury, and Gus
Reed.—Fernie Free Press.
Put your words as well as your
money out at interest. A courteous
word to your neighbor today may
bring you two tomorrow.
Scientists tell us that the moon is
increasing its speed. But who cares?
We are not trying to keep up with
the moon. TWO
THE   MORRISSEY   MENTION
NOVEMBER, 23, 1916.
THE REFLECTIONS OF
A   GREAT   ACTOR
The Morrissey Mention
Official organ "E" and "H" Companies
107th E.K.R.
Head Office: Fernie, B.C.
Mentioner, Manager.
Private Randolph Stuart
Subscription  ONE  Dollar  Per  Year
Overseas, Six Shillings
U.S.A., 150 Cents
(OR 15 YEARS FOR A TEN SPOT)
November 23, 1916.
EUROPEAN EVENTS
The  Emperor  of Austria  is dead.
The Prussian General Gramond has
been appointed aide-de-camp to Emperor Francis Joseph. The announcement of his appointment is viewed
with no friendly feeling in certain
Austrian military circles, where it is
openly declared this is another step
in the alleged Prussianization of Austria.
King George today telegraphed
congratulations to General Sir Douglas Haig, British commander in
France, upon the "great success of
the last few days, reflecting credit
on all ranks. General Haig replied
with a message of thanks.
Another aerial attack on Bucharest
was made Tuesday morning by eight
German aeroplanes. Twenty-five
bombs were dropped, killing four
civilians and wounding twenty.
British troops have captured
Karakaska, a village on the Struma.
An agent acting for Andrew Carnegie, of New York, has signed an
agreement to purchase Shadow Brook
a property of 250 acres, with a notable mansion, on the west side of
Lake Mahkeenac, two miles west of
Lennox. The price to be paid for the
estate is about $350,000.
General Ancelin, commander of the
brigade which led in the assault on
Fort Douamont, in the Verdun region,
on Oct. 24, has died of wounds. Gen.
Nivelle, the commander at Verdun, in
announcing the death to Mme. Ancelin, alluded to the fact that her
husband had prepared Jor the victory
and capture of Douaumont. General
Ancelin was a brilliant officer, and
had served as first assistant to three
ministers of war, Berteaux, Etienne
and Millerand, in the direction of the
army administration. He was in
charge of the reorganization of the
French cavalry before the outbreak of
the war.
Obstacles present themselves to the
adventurer merely to be overcome and
of such conquests events are born.
No man should make a god of his
stomach but he may be pardoned if he
make a goddess of his cook.
It is something in a work-a-day
world to make laughter re-echo
through the years. "This is a practice
as full of labor as a wise man's art."
Art is the work accomplished by
the fellow who has become so inspired by the things he sees with half an
eye that, in spite of everything he is
told by the fellows who have no eyes,
he excites the emotions of the people
who can't see very much with two
eyes, to such an extent that these
fellows with two eyes see everything
he has seen with his half eye. This is
called interpretation. The thing seen
and interpreted is nature and the interpretation is art.—From "The Melancholy Tale of Me," by Edward H.
Sothern.
FAIRBANKS*  JOYOUS
DISPOSITION   THE   PLOT
MAPLE  A  SUBSTITUTE     ,
FOR   BRIAR   IN   PIPES
Briar roof for making pipes is no
longer coming here from France, so
the U. S. Department of Agriculture
has been trying to find a substitute.
The roots of mountain laurel and
rhododendron are much used for the
cheaper grades of pipes, while apple
and wild cherry wood are also commonly employed.
According to the Hardwood Record
the most promising wood yet tried is
hard maple, which will color like
meerschaum, will not crack or burn,
absorbs the juices of the tobacco and
has no holes that must be stopped
with putty. It is, moreover, said to
be as sweet as a seasoned clay.
THE
CROW'S NEST TRADING COMPANY,
LIMITED,
THE
STORE
OF
GOOD
VALUES
FERNIE      :      :      :      BRITISH COLUMBIA
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K uring
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Offices: Imperial Bank Chambers
FERNIE, B.C.
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REGIMENTAL ORDERS
107th East Kootenay Regiment
Nov. 1st, 1916
Lt. W. H;  Wallace;  102nd R.M.R.,
attached for duty to "E" Co. this date
inclusive.
Lt. W. F. McLaine, this regiment,
will report for duty "E" Co., ths date
inclusive.
Lt. W. II. Wallace, attached, appointed Acting Quartermaster "E"
Co;, this date inclusive.
Lt. R. Dunbar Abbott, this regiment, appointed Acting Adjutant, "E"
Co., this date inclusive.
E. Mallandaine, Major,
107th East Kootenay Regiment.
Capital $100,000.00
Office and Warehouse
Baker Avenue
P. O. Drawer 436
Telephone 79
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WHOLESALE -LIQUOR DEALERS
FERNIE,   B.   C.
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G. FALVO
Pte. Alex. Smith, 231st Batt, Sea-
forth Highlanders, Vancouver, former
member of the Canadian Bank of
Commerce staff, is visiting old friends
in Fernie.
The sunny disposition of Douglas
Fairbanks has at last been adequately
dramatized in a new Triangle Fine
Arts release called "The Habit of
Happiness." According to the plot,
which has been devised by Shannon
Fife, and elaborted by Director
Allan Dwan, Fairbanks has been given a profession that approximates
that of the Brothers Cheeryble in
"Nicholas Nickleby."
His particular business is to make
down-hearted people laugh. The very
novelty of this brings him more
clients than he can ever hope to cure.
Among them is a crabbed old millionaire; and Fairbanks takes peculiar interest in his case because he
has a beautiful daughter. In the
course of his strenuous efforts to
relieve the old boy of the blues, Fairbanks unearths a plot which is afoot
in Broad Street, (the Curb Market j
for a change), to separate him from
his wealth. Details of the conspiracy
aim to abduct the millionaire, and
keep him safely out of finance until
a certain transaction is put over.
Quite by chance Fairbanks finds
himself involved in this plot, and defeats it in a highly ingenious as Well
as athletic manner.
Director Dwan seemed a splendid
cast of well-known players to appear
in support of Fairbanks. The roster
embraces the names of Dorothy West,
Macey Harlem, George Backus, Geo.
Fawcett, Grace Rankin and William
Jefferson.
Orpheum theatre Friday and Saturday.
Money makes the mare go; a bargain advertisement makes the woman
go, and the green pickled muskmelon
makes the mango.
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Pressing and Cleaning.
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Is  the  recognized   exponent  of  the
lumber industry of the Pacific
Northwest.
PORTLAND, ORE. '
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.Warm Felt Shoes
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At the Orpheum To-Night
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Printers     Stationery
than the issuer of this issue.
VICTORIA, B.C. NOVEMBER-23, 1910.
THE   MORRISSEY   MENTION
THREE
J. F. SPALDING
PHOTOGRAPHER
Your friends can  buy anything you
can give them EXCEPT
YOUR   PHOTO
Until   Nov.   15th  prices  will  be  reduced  to  encourage   early
ordering
IT'S MENTIONED IN CAMP     MILITARY MENTION       Kootenay's Mail Order Horn.
SPALDING STUDIO   FERNIE, B.C.
MORRISSEY CAMP
JUVENILE BENEFIT
in Aid of the
Belgian Children's
Relief Fund
At the School House
FRIDAY, NOV. 24th, 1916
At 2 p.m. and All Afternoon
There will be a musical
| program and refreshments.
Come and contribute to the
I Belgian Children's Relief
[Fund.
Everyone Welcome
Help our children to help
I the Belgian Children.
Committee :      Miss Ruth
; Cooper, Q. M. S. Brown, P.
S. Wildman.
PRODUCE SOMETHING
BETTER
The true patriot in  \9\7
will be the citizen who causes
two  blades  of grass to grow
; where only one grew before,
■ This is the slogan of the Can-
| adian Credit Mens Trust Association, of Winnipeg, Man.,
who are the publishers of the
Credit    Men's    Journal,   a
j monthly periodical of exceptional interest to all business
men.
MISS C0NR0Y
DRESSMAKING
Fernie, B.C.
Phone  78 P.O.  Box  1168
I THE FERNIE CARTAGE CO
Livery, Dray, Transfer
Perry Bros., Prop.
IWOOD FOR SALE
That the dominoes have arrived for
the Recreation Room.
That a full house greeted Lt. Wallace's: lecture this week.
That Lt. and Mrs. Abbott have
moved into their new quarters.
That Miss Hazel McCool was a visitor to Morrissey Camp on Sunday.
That Pte. Hollingshead is the newly appointed post office orderly.
That Bugler Tommy M. has a new
decoration that is not a red ribbon.
That klim is A. W. L. but a new
supply is on the march from Ottawa.
That Corpl. Brackley has gone to
Fernie to engage in the logging business.
That last Thursday's whist drive
did not materialize, another drive being in vogue.
That Pte. Neil O'Connor has been
in the camp hospital for the past week
with la grippe.
That empty 2 per cent bottles are
not a part of the New Recreation
Room furniture.
That Dr.  Simmons is visiting old
friends in the Boundary country.
IT is Mentioned
That the new lighting arrangements in the Recreation Room are a
vast improvement.
That Pte. Jim Brown and Pte. J. D.
Perry have arrived safely at C.A.S.C.
headquarters, Vancouver.
Mrs. A. K. Stuart and family left
Morrissey Camp on Tuesday last to
join Lieut. A. K. Stuart at Vernon.
That an extra copy of the Nelson
Daily News is welcomed by the students of current history in the reading room.
That Pte. W. H. Sims has taken the
position in the C.A.S.C. bakery made
vacant by Pte. Jim Brown's tranfer
for overseas.
That a lamp which lost its equilibrium nearly caused a serious fire
at Pte. McCormick's house on Saturday night.
That Mrs. and the Misses (?) Piggies are to be moved a scent's march
nearer the woods adjacent the rear of
the barracks building.
That more than one Fernie District-
ite is disappointed at not being able
to attend the National Apple Show
in Spokane this week.
That the promotion of Corpl. John
Cooper is a most popular one. John
was acting postmaster and a most
obliging and efficient official.
That Mrs. Sergt. Hamilton and
daughter spent the week end in Fernie. They were accompanied by an
old chum of the sergeant's, a resident
of Spokane.
That owing to Miss Ruth Cooper
meeting with an accident to her hand
the school children's fete in aid of
Belgian Children was postponed from
last Friday to Nov. 24. Tomorrow at
the school house all afternoon.
That Lt. R. Dunbar Abbott is the
new postmaster. Sergt. F. Turner will
attend to the mail at the new post-
office quarters in the regimental institute, and where everyone must go
when "Sister Susie" calls to get
their mail.
Lt. M. D. McLean, "H" Co., 107th
E.K.R., stationed; at Bonnington
Falls, has gone to Victoria to attend
the Infantry School.
Master Hughle Thompson is just
five years old, but he says he is a
really soldier, because he drilled with
the 226th battalion—Area A— for
two months at Dauphin before it
went to Camp Hughes. The men called him "The Son of the Regiment,"
and presented him with a sum of
money before leaving. That was not
the end of Hughie's soldiering for he
spent a week at Camp Hughes as
Capt. Midwinter's guest, and entertained the battalion with his songs.
His mother is Mrs. II. C. Thompson,
of Dauphin, Man.
Battalion   Sergeant  J.   T.   Burnett
i has been appointed assistant brigade
J sergeant major with the 23rd Infan-
I try brigade, and will take charge of
the brigade police in New Westminster.
The 18th Field Ambulance is in
need of recruits. This corps offers
special opportunities for men who
have a knowledge of first aid work
or wish to acquire a knowledge of il
under most practical conditions anc
skilled instructors. It is also one of
the quickest methods by which a
man can reach the front, as drafts
are being sent away practically every
week.
Corp. Wm. Martin and Pte. Albert
Baker, both residents of Nanaimo,
who went to the front during' the
early stages of the war, have been
awarded the Military Medal for gallantry at the battle of the Somme.
Lt. Ormond Blair has succumbed
to injuries received a few days ago.
He was an honored member of the
72nd Batt, a son of Gilbert Blair, of
Messrs. MacKay, Smith, Blair, Ltd.,
Vancouver, and only 26 years old.
MEXICAN MENTION
In the Federal District, the practices of card reading, palmistry and
fortune telling, professionally, have
been forbidden by order of the Governor of said District. Any person
violating the order is subject to severe punishment.
A concession granted in 1913 for
the construction of a railroad from
Salina Cruz to Acapulco, on -the Pacific coast, has been nullified by the
government for failure to comply with
the stipulations thereof.
Many kindergartens have been established, in the State of Coahuila,
the educational problem having been
one of the first studies undertaken
by Governor Espinosa Mireles. The
best equipment obtainable has been
secured and new schools opened in
every town and village in the state.
Passengers arriving from Chihuahua City brought a report that a special train was being prepared to bring
the French and British residents of
Chihuahua City to El Paso. Chinese
residents are also coming from the
state capital. It is feared that Villa
is preparing to attack.
IFernie
FURNITURE MOVING
British  Coulmbia
THE HOME BANK
OF CANADA
James Mason, General Manager.
PHead Offce
Toronto
Branches and Connections
Throughout Canada
Fernie, B.C.
You can always tell by a man's actions whether he is a fool or a
genius.
THE FERNIE-FORT STEELE BREWING CO., LTD.
High Grade Bottled and Draught Beer
Aerated Waters
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Cheap  Acreage
: BETWEEN FERNIE AND HOSMER—TRACTS
FROM 4 TO 12 ACRES.
TERMS—CASH, $25; BALANCE 18 TO 24
MONTHS.'
WE SOLICIT A CALL.
M. A. KASTNER
Real Estate and General Insurance.
T. Beck Block,
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.,
STORES AT:—
Fernie,   Michel,   Coal   Creek,   Natal
FORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORD
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Call in.
Agent
FORD CARS
Ford Cars sell at the following lpw
prices, F. O. B. Fernie, B. C.
Roadsters       -     -     $535.00
Touring; 5 Passenger   555.00
Repairs a Specialty
P. Bean, Prop.
Phone 158. FERNIE, B.C,
A. C LIPHARDT
JEWELLER
Watch Repairing
Special Order Work
FERNIE, B.C.
WM. BARTON
Sewing Machines
Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
Fernie, B.C.
FERNIE  HOSPITAL
Cor. Pellatt and McEvoy
Telephone 13. Fernie, B.C
HOTEL  FERNIE
First Class Accomodation
S. F. WALLACE     •     .     -     Prop.
•Wallace Cigar Store
Choice Tobaccos
Billiards Barbershop
FERNIE, B.C.
R. G. McEWAN
MEAT PIES
MEAT PIES
MEAT PIES
Call in. Next door to Free Press office
FERNIE, B.C.
D. G. HARVIE
'Tailor
DOES  GOOD HANDIWORK
Fernie, B.C.
Premier House
ROOMS
15 Pellatt Ave., FERNIE
H. A. WILKES      -     -     -      Prop.
Fernie
F. BEAN
Plumber  and  Steam  Fitter
Furnace and Stove Repairs
Phone 135 Fernie, B.C.
N. E. SUDDABY
Drugs, Books, Kodaks, Films,
Fishing Tackle, Edison Phonographs
THE REXALL STORE
Fernie, B.C.
M. A. BERIGAN
BLACKSMITH
Horseshoer
Fernie, B.C.
THE
DUTHIE HARDWARE
COMPANY
FERNIE, B.C.
KEFOURY BROS.
Dry  Goods,  Clothing
FERNIE, B.C.
McLEAN'S
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Telephone 142,
DRUG and BOOK STORE
Fernie, B.C.
P. O. Box 1174
THE 41 MEAT MARKET
Fernie, B.C.
While You Live in the
PROVINCE
Read the "Daily Province"
Vancouver, B.C.
Read The
DAILY
SPOKESMAN-REVIEW
SPOKANE, WASH.
WELL DONE LAUNDRY
MRS. A. McCORMICK
Morrissey Camp
Every  Soldier  to  Carry  Two   Discs J
In future each officer and soldier
in the British army will be supplied with two identity discs, to be
suspended from the neck.
Though no explanation of the order for the innovation is given, it is
thought that the idea is to use the
second disc for the preservation of
the identity of a body, after the first
is removed for the purpose of the
casualty list.
The second disc will be suspended
by six inches of cord from the upper, the former being red and the
latter green.
Stay at the
STRATHCONA
HOTEL
SIX STORIES OF SOLID
CONCRETE
Victoria, B. C,
READ
THE K00TENAIAN
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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.
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
Send your contributions to      Organizing Secretary
Francis R. Jones, Windsor Hotel, Montreal.
COMING EVENTS
Nov. 24, 25—Last two days, of National Apple Show, Spokane.
Nov. 28—Anniversary Dinner of
the Methodist church. Be there at
6.20 p.m. Tickets 50c. _   ;
Nov. 30—St. Andrew's Day, Patriotic Fund Committee Ball, Victoria
Hall.
Dec. 1—"Peg o' My Heart" at the
Grand Theatre.
Dec. 1—Opening Morrissey Camp
Skating Rink. Speech by Corpl.
Oughton, chairman of the rink committee, on how to "Cut Figures on
the Ice." Illustrated.
Dec. 4 to 9—Pacific International
Live Stock Exhibition, Union Stock
Yards, North Portland, Ore.
Dec. 16—Grand Theatre, Fernie,
Musical Comedy, Public School pupils.
ECHOES FROM ELKO
ORPHEUM
THEATRE,^
"The Home of Good Pictures"
Friday and Saturday
Nov 24 and 25
DOUGLAS  FAIRBANKS
IN
"The Habit of Happiness"
Triangle Five Acts
CHARLES MURRAY
IN
"A Bathhouse Blunder"
Two Reel Keystone
nut   ■■■! ■iwpiiwiiiiiiii  iniin
Monday and Tuseday
Nov. 27 and 28
SARAH BERNHARDT
IN
"Jeannie Dore"
Bluebird Five Acts
Also
Peg o' the Ring—1st episode
"Greatest
Film Show
on Earth"
That's What They All Say
"The Adventures of Peg O' The Rinu" constitutes
the Greatest Film Show on Earth—and the one
and only circus serial picture ever screened. If
carries you along with ■> fascinating story of circus
life for 15 straight weeks that reminds you of
your boyhood day*. Not only the world's great*
est film show, hut the two great stars, FRANCIS
FORD and GRACE CUNARD play the
leading roles.
It's a story full of pathos—tender, charming yet
virile ancf strong. It grips—sways—thrills—it is
nr.vel—unique—extraordinary. YOU will like
it—the children will go wild about it. It's some-
thinp you've never oeen before in serial moving
pictures. See it every week. You'll iiu/.-jIv
enjoy each succeeding episode.
SEE
Being Remarks by Jim Thistlebeak)
After visiting every town in the
Vow's Nest Pass, Mrs. Knowitall
ays that living in Elko is 25 per
3nt cheaper than in any town be-
ween  Medicine  Hat and    Kootenay
anding, with Wattsburg thrown in.
The ozone is the purest and the re-
:idents as sociable as a couple of
strange pups.
Some  people   can  find  money  for
anything but to pay    their    honest
debts.
This world is full of sorrow,
Which increases day by day.
It's jolly hard to borrow,
And it's harder still to pay.
The very best thing to say when
you have nothing to say is to say nothing and stick to it.
Sir Sam Hughes is coming west,
and will no doubt visit Elko, the
Queen City of the Crow's. Nest Pass.
The Fernie town council is taking
up the high cost of living, and we
would like to suggest that they take
up the cost of high living, and the
high  cost of loafing.
If you know how a Christian
should  live,  show  other people.
Miss Pansy Blossom, the leading
lady. of the Compressed Leaves Co.,
was visiting the Elk River Canyon
this week gathering wild flowers.
There are a lot of men who put in
whole days wishing for something
they could earn in twenty minutes
if they would work for it.
On account of the mild weather
and the muddy state of the trout
streams surrounding the Old Historic
Burg, the fish and the fish factories
are held over until the next catch.
Four Sky Thunder, Wolf Robe, Three
Moons and Shooting Star, with their
ladies in waiting, papooses and other
household effects, from Tobacco
Plains, camped in Riverside Park
the other night and left for Morrissey
Meadows for their fall deer hunt.
Mike Neversweat came in from
Jaffray the other day, his lofty brow
corrugated like a tin washboard and
his eyes rolling round like a Pekin
duck in a thunderstorm, looking for
a government position. Constable Gorman found him one.
Bobby Burns (that well known
Irish poet) said, "Man was made to
mourn," and there are dozens of women in this world who see that he
does.
FACTS FROM FERNIE
' Saw through this ad here.   Beimttn the 1
t&o parts thus  separated put  theatre
, name dale.etc. Your editor will explain J
MONDAY AND TUESDAY,
Nov. 27 and 28
AT THE ORPHEUM
Two more Fernie boys have given
their lives in the Empire's cause, J.
Fearon, of Coal Creek, and Leonard
Richardson, the former killed in action, and the latter died of wounds.
Both these boys left here with the
54th   Battalion.
Manager Johnston of the Orpheum
announces that he has received an all
British weekly which will be shown
each Wednesday and Thursday. This
weekly is known as the Gaumont
Graphic and contains probably the
latest and most up to date war pictures that it is possible to get.
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Raining
The night I left my father said:
"You'll go and do some stupid thing,
You've no more sense in that fat head
Than Silly Billy Witterling.
"Not sense to come in when it rains,
Not sense enough for that you've got,
You'll get a bullet through your brain
Before you know, as like as not.
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.
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.
LADIES
When  in  Fernie,  go  to
MRS. COLTON
For HATS
A, E. FERGUSON
FOR BRICK-LINED HEATERS
Phone 153 Day or Night
Fernie, B.C.
WANTED
NAMES and  ADDRESSES
of Fernie Boys now
Canadian Prisoners of
War in Germany.
Address Replies to:
Lt.  R.  Dunbar  Abbott,  Secretary
Fund in Aid of Canadian Prisoners
of War,   Morrissey  Camp,  B.C.
READ THE   "
HEDLEY GAZETTE
For News of the Similkameen
NOVEMBER, 23, 1916.
And now I'm lying in the trench
And shells and bullets through    the
night
Are raining in a steady drench,
I'm thinking the old man was right.
—W. W. Gibson in Vancouver Province.
Pte. D. J. Phillips returned from
a short visit to Michel on Monday
last. His married brother, fire boss
at the coal mines for seven years,
was killed there by an explosion on
Aug. 8, and Mrs. Phillips and family,
after living in Michel for ten years,
have gone to Slatington, Pa., where
Mrs. Kate Phillips has a brother, foreman of a large slate quarry. Before
leaving Michel on Nov. 8, she was the
recipient of a splendid badge and gold
button from the lodge of Rebekahs
and presents from numerous friends,
many of whom were at the station to
say good-bye. The brother in Slatington and Mrs. Phillips have not met
for 19 years. Pte. Phillips is a. brother
of Mrs. Taylor, of Michel.
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Sergt. R. Crowe, regimental paymaster, was a welcome visitor to
Morrissey Camp this week.
Villa hides himself Ike a bonfire
and keeps quiet like a circus band
but none of his pursuers ever seem
to be able to get where "he is at."
BARBER SHOP
LAUNDRY
BIG BUILDING
Morrissey Camp
Shaving—5 cents
Hair cut—15 cents
Saturday, Shaving only.
No. 237
War   Souvenirs  Carved
Big Building
No. 197
Carved Swagger Sticks
No. 189
VVE. MAKE.
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COMPANY
.DESIGNERS   ENGRAVERS,
SPOKAN
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LOCK & HAWTHORNE
Painters
Decorators
FERNIE, B.C.
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
Fernie, B.C.
Services  on  Sunday:—
Song Service at 7:30 p.m.
HOME BAKERY r
Pork Pies       Pork Pies
Pork Pies       Pork Pies
Pork Pies    ■   Pork Pies
Fernie, B.C.
S H U- S HI
For  Soldiers
HARGREAVES CANADA LIMITED
Toronto, Ont.

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