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Array TOe /llborriasqj /Mention
OFFICIAL ORGAN "E" CO. 107th EAST   KOOTENAY   REGIMENT
By kind permission of Major C. AE. Shaw,   O.C.  Morrissey" Internment Camp.
Number Three.
IN CAMP, MORRISSEY, AUGUST 26, 1916.
PRICE   FIVE   CENTS
CROW'S NEST
TRADING CO..
The Store of
Good Values
FERNIE
B.C.
THE
FERNIE-FORT STEELE
BREWING CO., LTD.
High-Grade Bottled and
Draught Beer
Aerated Waters
FERNIE, B.C.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
Sir Ed.  Walker,  C.V.O.,  L.L.D.,  D.C.L.,
President
Alexander   Laird,   General   Manager.
John Aird, Asst. General Manager.
Capital $15,000,000
Reserve Fund $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANKS ACCOUNTS
Fernie Branch
P. B. FOWLER      -      -      Manager
THE PALM
FRUITS AND CONFECTIONERY
Feinie, B.C.
FERNIE GARAGE
Agent
FORD CARS
Repairs a Specialty
F. Bean, Prop.
Phone 158. FERNIE, B.C.
A FINE RECORD
There are few men who have a
finer military record than Bugler W.
Edwards, of the "E" Co. 107th E. K.
R., formerly corporal in the old Cam-
eronians, now the Scottish Rifles,
who served with the 1st Batt., 2(ith,
in India and with the 2nd Batt., 90th,
in South Africa. Edwards joined the
British army June 13, '93, being a
Glasgow man, and was sent to Alder-
shott and from there to Portsmouth,
from which great naval base he sailed
to India's coral strand. Shahjahan-
pore, Barielly, Lucknow, Nowshera,
and other stations were visited during the next few years. Then came
the South African war and with a
draft of 150 men in January 1900,
sailed for the seat of war to Durban
and was with General Warren's division, under Sir Revvers Buller, in
Lyttelton's brigade at Spion Kop,
where he was wounded, and at Grey-
lingstadt. The 2nd Cameronians did
some great work up Spion Kop, and
after the war Edwards received the
Queen's and King's medals. Bugler
Edwards had the misfortune to lose
a leg, but he can blow a bugle like
an angel.
bread,
With    cares    o'erwhelmed,    the
dreary night,
In sorrow seated on his bed,
He knows YOU not, High Heaven's Majestic Might."
BLACK WATCH
VETERAN
Private W. V. Burns, "E" Co. 10th
E. K. R., who is one of our sturdy
guards, served for many years with
the 1st Batt. 42nd Regt., the famous
Black Watch, a regiment with a most
glorious and romantic history. Pte.
Burns, a Glasgow man, was for three
years (1882 to 1885) in Egypt and
has the Khedive's bronze medal and
the Queen's medal with four clasps.
Leaving Woolwich in August 1882,
he was in time to be at Tel el Kebir,
Sept. 13, at the relief of Tokar in
1883, and later he served with the
Nile expedition of '84 and '85. The
South African war saw Pte. Burns
again serving his country, this time
with the 2nd Regt. Canadian Mounted
Rifles, from December 10th, 1901, to
August 6th, 1902, under the late Lt.-
Col. T. B. Evans, O.C. Burns returned with the South African Queen's
medal and two clasps. He received
his discharge at Halifax, N.S., July
22, 1902. Once more Private Burns
is doing his bit and long may he
servr His Majesty the King.
LIONS vs. EAGLES
A capital football match was witnessed by a large crowd in Morrissey
camp this week between the Lions and
the Eagles, which resulted in a victory for the Lions by 4 goals to 1.
The Birds showed great form for the
first twenty-five minutes' play, but
the Kings of Beasts were too strong
for them and pressed them hard. By
half-time the score was one goal to
none in favor of the Wild Animals.
When the referee, returned veteran
Pte. D. Glenday, blew his whistle at
the commencement of the second half,
the Feathered Flock were in good
shape for a stiff game and made several changes in their line-up, the fullback coming up to the forward line
while one of the forwards dropped
back to the half line, and one of the
halves to full back. But the effort
was not very successful, for the Lions
scored three more goals. When time
was called Pte. Glenday received many
compliments on his handling of the
game.
The Lions' line-up follows: Goole
(goal), Brown and O'Connor (full
backs), G. Ross, C. Minton and Mc-
Pherson (half backs), T. Minton,
Joinson, T. Baynes, Hamilton and
Tipper Jr. (forwards).
ADVERSITY
In the old Parliament buildings at
Victoria there is a stained glass window with the trite inscription, "Adversity is the best University." This
is only too true, and it is also true
that if we do not graduate in the
above school of learning early in life,
we may gravitate to a more uncomfortable sphere later on. The man
who loses all very often gains that
hold on things and himself that no
successes can assure him.
There is a little poem, written many
years ago in another tongue, which
has brought real and lasting comfort
to many in their hour of adversity,
as the writer knows himself, and with
all due apology to the great poet, the
undersigned has attempted to translate one verse but finds it impossible
to give his readers the wonderful pathos of the original:
"Who ne'er with tears did eat his
DISTRICT ORDERS
88th Regt. (Victoria Fusiliers): To
be provisional Lieuts (supernumary)
Beaumont Boggs, gentleman, 3rd
May, 1916; Gordon Glencoe Macdon-
ald Hulme, gentleman, 1st June, 1916;
Montague Arthur Weaver Bridgman,
gentleman, 9th June, 1916.
No. 9 Divisional Cyclist Platoon, C.
E.F., To be Lieutenant, Lt. R. H.
Machin, Corps of Guides, 1st June,
1916.
Lt. O. Morris, C.A.M.C, M.O., 30th
B.C. Horse, Vernon, granted temporary rank of Captain.
E. A. SEELY-SMITH, Major,
G.S.O., M.D. No. 11
MILITARY
SUPPLIES
Officers' Uniforms made to order.
Sam Brown Belts
Leggings
Puttees
Canes
Badges of Rank
Gloves
Handkerchiefs
Socks and Underwear.
The TRITES-WOOD CO.,
Fernie,   Michel,   Coal   Creek,   Natal
P. BURNS "■ CO.
Try Our
SHAMROCK BRANDS
of HAMS and BACON
FERNIE,  B.C.
LOCK & HAWTHORNE
Painters
Decorators
FERNIE, B.C.
DAILY ORDERS^
Corpl.  T.  B.    Oughton,    furlough
Aug. 17th to Aug. 31st, inclusive.
Taken on the strength:
No. 218 Pte. Glenday, David, Aug.
18th.
No. 219 Pte.    Jamieson,    William,
Aug. 18th.
No.  220  Pte.   Connor,  Thos,  Aug.
19th.
No. 221 Pte. Connor, Thos. Jr., Aug.
19th.
No. 222 Pte. Gregory, John, Aug.
21st.
No.   223   Pte.   Jenkinson,   Thomas,
Aug. 23 rd.
No.  224  Bugler  Cooper,  G.,  Aug.
24th.
No. 225 Pte.    Beaubris,    Mouises,
Aug. 25th.
No.   21   Lce-Corpl.   Thomas  Hard-
man struck off the strength of this
unit, Aug 19th.
touch   the   ground   when   hoisted   or
No. 75  Discharged,  struck off the
strength, Aug. 17th, Pte. G. King.
N. E. SUDDABY
Drugs,  Books, Kodaks.  Films,
Fishing Tackle, Edison Phonographs
THE REXALL STORE
Fernie, B.C.
Dr. H. S. SIMMONS
Dentist
Bank of Hamilton Block
FERNIE. B.C.
McLEAN'S
DRUG and BOOK STORE
Fernie, B.C.
Telephone 142.
P. O. Box 1174
F. C. LAWE. A. I. FISHER
LAWE & FISHER
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Offices: Imperial Bank Chambers
FERNIE,  B.C.
ORPHEUM   THEATRE
Isis Theatre
Triangle,  Bluebird and  Red  Feather
Features
FERNIE, B.C. TWO
THE   MORRISSEY   MENTION
FERNIE OPTICAL
PARLORS
Sight Specialist
(Successor   to   Wm.   Dukelow)
Watch   and   Jewellery   Repairs   Will
Receive Prompt Attention
FERNIE, B.C.
J.  CUES.  ORNER,  Ophthalmalogist
Established  1899.
Fernie, B.C.
W. A. INGRAM
Wholesale and Retail
TOBACCONIST
Billiard   Room   and   Lunch   Counter
i ->uw*  > a
OUR COFFEE IS GOOD
S. T. Saunders
SHOESHINE
II "'
Ingram Pool Room
Fernie, B.C.
ROYAL CANDY CO.
WE   MANUFACTURE  CANDY
Call in FERNIE B.C.
J. F. SPALDING
PHOTOGRAPHER
Fernie, B.C.
G. G. Moffatt
Fire Insurance Agent
FERNIE, B.C.
When in Fernie, Visit
The Northern Hotel
CAFE
Wm. Eschwig, Prop.        Fernie, B.C.
Use
BAPCO
Paint
J. D. QUAIL
General    Hardware    Merchant
FERNIE, B.C.
HARDMAN'S
i ,. for
ICE CREAM SOFT DRINKS
Telephone Office Elko, B.C.
T. N. HIBBEN & CO.
Stationers
VICTORIA, B.C.	
G. FALVO
SHOE  HOSPITAL.
P. O. Box 141
FEBJilE,  B.C.
The Morrissey Mention
Head Office:
Camp Morrissey, B.C.
Official Organ, "E" Co., 107th E.K.R.
Major C. AE. Shaw, O.C.
Internment Camp.
Mentioner, Manager.
Private Randolph Stuart
Subscription  ONE   Dollar  Per  Year
Overseas, Six Shillings
August 26,  1916.
PLANKS
There are planks and planks. There
are planks that are not planks, such
as some Political Planks, or Pranks.
We have seen a "hole" plank that is
not half a plank, in fact we have
come to the conclusion that half a
plank-plankety-plank sidewalk is no
better than no sidewalk at all. Let
us explain:
The dictionary states distinctly that
our English word is derived from the
Latin "Planca, a board," and from
the Greek root "''lax, plakos, flat,
with a nail inserted;" "to plank" being the verb form and meaning to
board, slab, rafter.    We thought so.
There you are. The Romans knew
all about planks. Planks are no new-
modern-up-to-date invention of some
cute-brained Yankee (although they
do speak in United States-ish of
"planked cod," and mighty good it is);
even the Latins had the expression
"Omnes Planca," or "All aboard," evidently used to urge reluctant travellers by galley, by Jove! Perhaps the
galley slaves were the ancient printers.
Then, you see, do you knot? the
word was known to the Greeks, too,
although we have seen planks that
were derived from "roots" other than
Greek, and they even went so far as
to coin a word that incuded the inserted nail, a sort of Index, or Finger,
with an Addenda, or Nail. We have
failed to find any such planks in
Morrissey.    There are lots of planks
r and lots of nails, but, BUT, BBUUTT,
they do not co-habit together for long.
The use of the verb is absolutely unknown here, viz: to plank. That being what we want done, we shall
mention this subject till it IS DONE,
and thus perhaps PAVE the Path to
the Heavenly Planets as well as the
Road of Good InTENTions to the
other Place. "To board" and "to
plank" are not always synonimous,
unless "to plank down" the dough
may be construed to refer to "Bread
and Board."
We have two river boats now, made
in Morrissey by our most enterprising
craftsmen, the pilots of which might
be recognized as "Rafters," therefore
as "Plankers," as they certainly are
"Boarders," and their boats are built
of "Slabs."
If the orderly room supplies the
planks and the nails, we will supply
the hammering until the "job" is
done, and we have not the patience
of "JOB" either.
THE MENTIONER
Correspondence
We are not responsible for the views
expressed   by   our   correspondents.
Sign your name in full. Address all
communications to the Editor, Morrissey  Mention.
i
The Mentioner,
Dear Sir:—Your editorial on "Tidiness" in the first issue of the paper
has been taken to heart by the undersigned. I got my boys to clean up
my yard, and we do not throw any
more rubbish out anywhere as before,
but I see that the parade ground and
neighborhood is as untidy as ever. If
you will make another kick come-
time I will back you up and perhaps
we can get a smart military-looking
plot of ground there yet. The crop of
paper, bones, tins and cigarette cases
is as prolific as ever, and is a sore-eye
to the place.
Count on me.
Yours respectfully,
No. 9685, E.K.R.
THE MUSTER PARADE
Sharp at eight o'clock on Wednesday morning, Major Shaw held a muster parade of "E" Co. It was an imposing sight to see the many scar-
faced veterans of the East KoKotenay
Regiment lined up for kit inspection,
minus the kit, and to listen to the inspiring strains of the regimental brass
band, minus the band.
There have been several new recruits this week and, of course, as
the old-timers have their new uniforms still in the looms of bonnie
Auld Scotland, the new-comers must
be content to loom up on the regimental horizon with belts and haversacks for the present.
THUMBS
The following is ^ true story of
life in the Capital:
A certain drill sergeant was deputed to give the pretty nurses of a
certain hospital some drill instruction, and after teaching them how to
stand at attention, form fours, etc.,
he spoke as follows: "Ladies! Arms
are to hang easily from the shoulders as straight as the natural bend
of the arm willow allow, but with the
thums behind the seams of the	
Ah hem! I mean by your sides. As
you were. DisMiss! Good night!!!"
and he went home a better and a
wiser man.
AT GALLIPOLI
Sentry Jones was very hot. It was
as hot as it can be there. So he took
off his belt and hung it up, then off
came his gear and he hung that up.
A little later his rifle reposed on the
same projection.
Along comes the General. "And
who in thunder might YOU ' be?"
said he. "Oh, a bit of a sentry, sir,"
was the reply. "Might I ask you, sir,
who you are?" "Certainly," said the
general, "I am a bit of a general."
"Just wait a mo till I get my gun,
sir, and I'll give you a bit of a salute."
And they did.
LODGES
The  following  lodges  meet every
week in Fernie:
A. F. and A. M.
I. 0. 0. F.
L. 0. of Moose.
Musicians' Union.
Miners' Union.
True Blues.
Orangemen.
Rebekahs.
Pythian Sisters.
K. P.'s.
All drill and no drive makes Tommy regret he's alive; but all drives
and no drill soon makes Tommy ill.
Mens sana in corpore sano, or, use
Pear's Soap and you'll use correct
English.
TODAY'S   FOOTBALL   MATCH
AT  MORRISSEY   CAMP:
Morrissey Lions line-up— j
G.    Goole    (goal),    McPherson, |
Brackley   (fullbacks),   J.   Brown, j
C... Minton,.. N... O'Connor., (half |
backs),  B.  Hamilton,  Baynes,  G. j
Ross,   Joinson,   W.  Nelson,   (for- j
wards). |
..The.. Eagles—have., a., first-rate j
team and the game was a hot one, j
and the spectators as keen as the j
players. |
| Result:  Lions
! Eagles
1	
Goals
Goals
VISITORS
Capt. James Rigg, of the
181st Regt., Brandon, Capt. J*
Lambkin, Internment Operations, Ottawa, a brother of our
Quarter-Master Sergt. Lambkin, and Major D. W. Coleman,
of Brandon, who arrived in
Morrissey with 98 prisoners of
war from the Brandon internment camp.
Left to right:—Capt. James
Rigg, 181st Regt., Brandon;
Capt. J. Lamkbin, Ottawa, Q.M.
Sergt. Lambkin, Morrissey
Camp, Lt. Ashley Cooper, Morrissey Camp, and Major D. W.
Coleman, Brandon.
<r*
1,1 THE   MORRISSEY   MENTION
THREE
. THE HOME BANK
OF CANADA
James Mason,  General Manager.
Head Offce
Toronto
Branches and Connections
Throughout Canada
Fernie, B.C.
CAMP NOTES
THE IMPERIAL BANK
OF CANADA
GENERAL    BANKING    BUSINESS
A.   II.   Owen,   Manager  Fernie   Branch
FERNIE, B.C.
THE "COLONIST
Daily
Victoria, B.C.
Ruling, Printing, Bookbinding,
POSTERS
Fernie Free Press
WELL DONE LAUNDRY
MRS. A. McCORMICK
Morrissey Camp
THE
DUTHIE HARDWARE
COMPANY
FERNIE, B.C.
Read The
DAILY
SPOKESMAN-REVIEW
SPOKANE, WASH.
THE MORRISSEY
MENTION
Is For Sale Every Saturday
McLEAN'S
SUDDABY'S
Drug   Stores,   Fernie.
RECRUITING OFFICE
225th BATT., C. E. F.
Ask for O.C. 107th E.K.R.
Free Press Office Fernie, B.C.
Sweeney & McConnell
Printers      Stationery
VICTORIA, B.C.
Sir Sam Hughes has resigned his
portfolio and will proceed to France.
Mrs. Williams, of Fernie, is visiting
Lance-Corpl. and Mrs. Carter.
Mrs. A. J. Mott was a visitor to
Fernie on Friday.
Sergt. Crow's "King of the Fleet"
was launched with appropriate ceremonies today.
Every able-bodied lady in camp has
gone berrying, and some fruit records have been made.
Rev. A. B. Lane, Rector of Christ
church, Fernie, was a welcome caller
on Thursday.
A son of Lieut. Ashley Cooper, of
the 107th E.K.R., arrived Wednesday
evening.
The football match on Wednesday
afternoon, between the Single and
Double Eagles, resulted in a win for
the double dribblers of 3 goals to 1.
Gunner Frank Bennetts, 5th Regt.
C.G.A., has died at St. Lucia, where
a draft from his regiment is quartered.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes, relatives of
Corpl. and Mrs. Brown, were visitors
to Morrissey this week on their way
from the state of Washington to the
province of Alberta, where they will
settle on a prairie form.
Thursday last, bidding good-bye to his
many old friends as he returns to
Camp Hughes today. Jack comes of
a patriotic family, no less than six
members are in overseas forces and
his sister has given up a good position as stenographer in England to
wipe railway engines, thus letting
some good man go to serve the King.
Pte. Sweeney is leaving his wife and
two children at Fernie for the winter.
COMING EVENTS
AUGUST  1916
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Regimental Canteen
Sergt. Turner, Manager.
MORRISSEY  CAMP
A. C LIPHARDT
JEWELLER
Watch Repairing
Special Order Work
FERNIE, B.C.
Wm. Barton
Agent
Singer    Sewing    Machines—Musical
Instruments—Pianos    ~"~"
FERNIE, B.C.
Sailor Jack met with a serious fall
from one of the G.N.R. bridges the
other night and has several cuts and
bruises to show for his encounter
with the hard ground. He is better
and will soon be about again.
The pick-up football match on
Wednesday evening was well worth
the price of admission. Between the
two teams it should be easy to pick
a first-class team to lick creation, in
B. C.
Orderly Room Sergt. Norman Shaw
has enlisted in the 196th Batt., Western Universities, C.E.F., and leaves
today for Camp Hughes, where he
will be in C Co. Pte. Shaw has been
keen on all sports and everyone in
camp and the Mention wishes him
Godspeed.
Bugler Edwards broke one of his
crutches this week as a result of the
camp sidewalks not being safe, especially for him; and Private Stuart
got a cut below his right eye because
he tried to walk a plank and the plank
objected; also, likewise and ditto, the
board walk at the C.A.S.C. and barracks doors invite everyone to wear a
broken leg.
Pte. Jack Sweeney, of the 196th
Western Universities Batt., C. E. F.,
formerly Sergt. "E" Co. 107th E.K.R.,
was  a  welcome  visitor  to  camp  on
Aug. 29th and 30th, Windermere, B.
C, 6th annual fair.
Sept. 4th and 5th, Grand theatre,
Fernie, "Britain Prepared."
Sept. 4th, Natal B.C., Grand Labor
Day exhibition.
Sept. 4th, Church of England divine
service. Rev. A. B. Lane at camp.
See Daily Orders for hours.
Sept. 4th to 9th, Spokane Inter-
State Fair.    GO TO IT.
Sept. 5th, Concert at the barracks.
Sept. 14tH, Election Day. Don't
you forget it.
Sept. 20th, The first anniversary
of Camp Morrissey. How are we going to  celebrate it?
IT MAY HAPPEN
Corpl. H., of the 30th Hearse,
No better grows, rather worse.
He bottles up sleeps
by gallons, that he keeps
For the insomnia  sufferers purse.
—O. C. Urse.
FERNIE  HOSPITAL
Cor. Pellatt and McEvoy
Telephone 13. Fernie, B c
HOTEL   FERNIE
First Class Accomodation
S. F. WALLACE
Prop.
Wallace Cigfar Store
Choice Tobaccos
Billiards
FERNIE, B.C.
Barbershop
R. G. McEWAN
Ice Cream
(Confectionery)
FERNIE, B.C.
FERNIE IRON WORKS
J. BEAN      .      .      .      Proprietor
It is an offence to allow the flag to
touch the ground when being hoisted
or lowered at any time.
When in Fernie, visit the stores
that advertise their goods in the Morrissey Mention.
First Girl—What's biology mean?
Second Girl—Y/hy, it's the science of
shopping, I suppose.
An ounce of preparedness is worth
a pound  of neutrality,
ft • Keep a Kopy of the MORRISSEY
MENTION by you when you buy.
Read what we rite. Take advice from
our ads.
Tomorrow will be a lovely day—
every tomorrow will be a lovely day
—if we only think so.
NOTICE
Will the gentleman who borrowed
the tent water bucket kindly return
same?
Subscribe  to the
FERNIE FREE PRESS
Your Home Paper.
FERNIE, B.C.
Stay at the
STRATHCONA
HOTEL
SIX STORIES OF SOLID
CONCRETE
Victoria, B. C.
D. G. HARVIE
DOES  GOOD  TAILORING
Fernie, B.C.
WANTED FORSALE
EXCHANGE
Insertions under this head 5c per line
per issue.
Wanted—A second hand saxaphone.
Write the Mentioner.
For Sale—Lovely bungalow and
two-and-one-half acre garden; water
front; Point Grey Road, Vancouver,
B.C. Tennis court, croquet lawn,
vegetable and flower garden. Owner,
No. 8837, c-o the Editor The Mention.
WANTED
The name of the owner of a second-hand saxaphone for sale.
A crafty pilot for the about-to-be
lanched river craft.
Premier House
ROOMS
15 Pellatt Ave., FERNIE
H. A. WILKES      -      -      -      Prop.
Fernie
KEFOURY BROS.
Dry  Goods,  Clothing
FERNIE,  B.C.
POLLOCK WINE CO.
r
Fernie, B.C.
NOTICE
Subscribers      wishing      addresses
changed please notify Mention office.
Registration is in force. Join up—
or wear a badge to show why you are
not in khaki.
While You Live in the
PROVINCE
Read the "Daily Province"       J
Vancouver, B.C. ] FOUR
THE   MORRISSEY   MENTION
WALDORF HOTEL
All Soldiers Welcome
First Class Cafe
Mrs. Jennings     -      -     Proprietress
Fernie, B.C.
W- F. Muirhead & Co*
EXCLUSIVE   SHOE   STOKE
Established   10   Years
FERNIE, B.C.
CENTRAL HOTEL
L. A. Mills     -     -     -      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. T. HAMILTON
Sheet   Metal   Worker   and   Plumber
I'limic*   100
Residence   (-•">
Fernie, B.C.
William's Drug Store
Cor.   Fort  and  Government
Mail  Orders  Promptly  Filled
VICTORIA,   B.C.
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.
Knox Church
Rev. D. T. McClintock
Sunday: 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
FERNIE, B.C.
SALVATION ARMY
HEADQUARTERS
Fernie, B.C.
*—■
POST OFFICE
Morrissey  Camp
Hours for Stamps and
Registration:
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
4:30 to 5:30 p.n.,
It is mentioned in Camp that:
That a ladies race would be a most
popular feature.
That we are all eagerly looking
forward to the concert.
That Lance Corpl. Jack Rigg has a
new apron.    Is it white?    At times.
That Mrs. Venus sailed for England last Tuesday on S. S. Sicilian
from Montreal.
That when the M.O. gives an order
he wants it carried out—on a stretcher—further out.
That if you are proud of your regiment wear the regiment's badge. You
should wear it anyway.
That the Fernie Free Press has
conied a new word—"Nalied." An
Allied lie is an impossibility.
That one bugler blew "Cook-House
Door" at (5:15 a.m. The door and
others thought he was a bit previous.
That a host of hatchets are being
honed for the heart of the horn-
blower who hashed "Cook-house" at
6:15 one half-week morning here.
That Fernie did herself proud on
Tuesday night to extend the right
hand of goodfellowship to some
Messrs.  Brewster,  Macdonald,  et al.
That Shakespeare says: "Some men
are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness
thrust upon them." Our local Royalist belongs to the latter class.
That it is a sign of suffering from
an increased cranium for any charioteer to fancy he only can navigate
equines twain. Quod erat demonstrandum, or in other words, we are
from Missouri.
That when a stoutish lady and a
thinnish lady get berrishly inclined
it's the slim one who gets over the
logs first but the thick one is the
first to break through the brush; as
the Elder Berry said to the Mention-
er, "Wouldn't that rasp you."
That although a ten-foot fossil fish
of the shark tribe was found recently a mile north of Morrissey and has
ben carefully extracted from his or
her million-year-old couch, there are
more fossils to be found in this vicinity if you keep your eye open.
That Caruso made several attempts
to snap the O.R. orderly. It was no
snap, for reasons well-known to the
camp notables. The said O. R. O.
could not maintain his centre of gravity, while the spectators were unable to maintain the gravity of their
countenances.
That the Morrissey C.A.S.C. members, whose last kit issue was worn
out at the time of the building of the
first pyramid, have just received a
consignment of collar badges, ladies'
handkerchiefs and shoe polish to keep
them warm this winter.—And John
Fisher got a pair of BOOTS.
That Sergt. Cecil Minton ran like
the wind and well deserved his win
over Ciiss on Monday night. The
prize, a fine box of Tuckett's "Marguerite" cigars, was given by Mr.
Prentice, manager of the Crow's Nest
Trading Co. of Fernie, and was graciously presented by Mrs. C. AE.
Shaw to the winner.
honors, Hon. W. J. Bowler. Who is
he?
Shawnigan Lake hotel was burned
to the ground last Sunday. Fortunately the guests escaped without injury.
The old C.P.R. station at Hope, B.
C, has been renamed Haig, the name
of Hope now applies to the terminus
of the Midway-Vernon.
Col. Matthews, D.S.O., (Ypres) of
Nicola and of the Little Black Devils
of Winnipeg, is visiting Vancouver
and Victoria on leave from the front.
Calgary has named one of its largest schools after Major Stanley L.
Jones, a gallant officer who gave his
life for his King and Country in
Flanders.
James Fisher, of Rossland, formerly a large mine owner of the Boundary country, has made a great discovery of copper ore near the Silver
King mine.
The Creston news purveyor suggests that all winnings of election
bets be turned over to the patriotic
fund or the Red Cross. The loser
would lose anyway, and the winner
gets his own back and gives the
amount won to a good cause.
The British Columbia building,
Waterloo Place, is opposite the Bank
of Montreal in London and is completed. The many offices are all taken. That is OUR building and we
should be proud if it. Trust Sir
Richard to see that every one in the
oiu  world knows where B.C. is.
PROVINCIAL
PREFACES
Pte. Jack Kirkup is recruiting for
the 158th Battalion at Nanaimo.
Congratulations to the Summer-
land Review on its eighth birthday.
Officer 666, better known as Jas.
Guy-Usher, says Fernie is a little bit
of all right.
We extend our sympathy to Editor
W. A. Elletson, of the Rossland Miner,
on his recent bereavement.
The Creston Review has put forward a new candidate   for   political
MENTIONISMS
He laughs best whose laugh lasts.
An untidy tent is a test trial to a
touchy temper.
The Mention goes everywhere and
everywhere else.
When will the Crown Prince say
we're done—at Verdun?
There are five Sundays this month
in Vancouver, including Billy.
Climb the surrounding mountains;
don't make mountains of trouble.
There is no fury like a woman's
corn.
The P. o. W. would like horse shoe
quoits better if they each had four
under them.
The open air is the greatest disease-preventing and disease-curing
agency known.
Don't pity the poor oyster who
lives a lifetime in the drink and gets
stewed AFTER his death.
The mention costs One Dollar for
One Year. It costs nothing to be con-
sidei-ate of other people. Be considerate.
The printing office towel is not the
sweetest thing in the world by a long
shot. It was dirty, it is dirty, and it
always will be dirty.
Prefer a placid existence with medium monetary remuneration to great
agrandisement with irregular employment and harrassed responsibility.
Dis-orders. Privates out shopping
with their wives or any other feminine bargain counter victim, will instruct their wives to salute for them.
Cups of coffee can console certain
cold Gentries on the camp campus
when the cool weather comes. Apply
the Mention non com. commisariat
cook; cost one centry, under canvas.
OFFICER 666
Those who did not see this play
last night at the Grand, Fernie,
missed a good evening's fun and hilarity. It was well put on, every part
well sustained, the play more than
well written, and the ladies (especially Sadie) most attractive.
DIRECTORY
BIG BUILDING
Morrissey Camp
CAMP BARBER SHOP
No. 237
Big Building
MORRISSEY, B.C.
Watch   Repairing
Fine mechanical work at the
Morrissey Camp
No. 282
War  Souvenirs  Carved
Big Building
No. \97
Night School for Soldiers
French, German, Arithmetic
Fees:   50c   per   month   each   subject
Big Building
MORRISSEY CAMP
Classes bi-weekly
No. 252
Carved Swagger Sticks
Big Building
MORRISSEY, B.C.
No. J 89
Watch and Clock
REPAIRING
No. 256
Utilize Times  (Victoria) want-ads.
THE
LIBERAL
COMMITTEE
ROOMS
are
ON THE MAIN  STREET,
Call in.
OPPOSITE THE ISIS THEATRE
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MENTION THIS PAPER TO YOUR
FRIENDS. MAYHAP THEY WILL
BECOME OUR FRIENDS, AND
YOU WILL BE A GOOD FRIEND
TO THE MORRISSEY MENTION,
WHO WILL BE A GOOD FRIEND
TO  YOU.

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