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OFFICIAL ORGAN "E" CO. 107th EAST   KOOTENAY   REGIMENT
By kind permission of Major C. AE. Shaw,   O.C.   Morrissey   Internment Camp.
Number Two.
IN CAMP, MORRISSEY, B.C., AUGUST 19, 1916.
PRICE   FIVE   CENTS
CROW'S NEST
TRADING CO..
The Store of
Good Values
FERNIE
B.C.
THE
FERME-FORT STEELE
BREWING CO., LTD.
REMOVAL  EN  BLOC
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
It is a crying shame that after ex-
| pending three and a half millions on
the finest Parliament buildings architecturally in Canada, at the provincial capital, Victoria the beautiful,
after expending the people's money
and brains on a superb library addition which was opened by Royalty,
no less, after occupying the same luxurious quarters for many years in
absolutely party extravagant enjoyment, the Bowser government should
have decided to move to the Empress
hotel en bloc, but such appears to be
the case. However, we have one solace, the basement area long devoted
to the participation of fluid analysis
will make a good Assembly hall, especially as most M.P.s are already
members of the bar. The exchequer
will no doubt be domiciled in the ball
room, where nightly revelry can take
place unrestrained and unchecked,
while the lobbyists dance in attendance on the country members. Dr.
Young will no doubt lead the Lancers. Such is the political plight—or
flight. Can it be that the C. P. R.,
long the rail—we mean real—rulers
of Canada, have invited the government ot be their guests, or have the
B.C. government bought up the C.P.
R. as a result of the good work of
Sir Richard in London.
We wonder if Mr. Goodroads Taylor, who should be proud of his road
work in B.C., had anything to do with
the fine asphalt pavement to the Empress hotel.
It is a puzzle! But look at this cut
of last week's Toronto War Cry
h
SAVINGS BANKS ACCOUNTS
Fernie Branch
P. B. FOWLER     -      -      Manager
THE PALM
FRUITS AM) CONFECTIONERY
Fernie, U.C
FERNIE GARAGE
Agent
FORD CARS
it •>••
Repairs a Specialty
F. Bean, Prop.
Phone  ifo FERNIE, B.C.
CONGRATULATIONS
To the editor of the Fernie Mail on
the appearance (in both senses) of
his first issue; it's A.l. Former Canteen Sergt. Newnham's forefathers
wore the mail for old England and he
is now filling His Majesty's mail with
the Fernie Mail most Liberally for
the good of the public at large.
KITCHENER    MEMORIAL    FUND
The subscriptions received by the
Lord Mayor of London for the Kitchener National Memorial fund now
totals £60,000. The Lord Mayor yesterday received, a letter from the
Queen and Queen Alexandra, each enclosing a cheque for £250 as a donation to the fund.
VISITORS TO KOOTENAYS
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Humphrys,
of Unity, Sask., passed through Morrissey on Thursday on their way to
Nelson, the Lakes, Revelstoke, the
Rockies and Nome. They are exploring the big game districts of B.C.
DISTRICT  ORDERS
No. 390.—A course of instruction
(infantry) under S.M. Instr. B. Coffin, R.C.R., for qualification of N.C.
O.'s of the C.E.F. in infantry subjects commenced at central mobilization camp, Vernon, B.C., Aug. 7th.
No. 391.—A course of instruction
in equitation will commence at central mobilization camp, Sydney, B.C.,
Aug. 1th.
Major  E.  Mallandaine,  O.C.
No. 400.—107th E.K.R., Lieutenant
Provisional (supernumary) J. R.
Darling, is permitted to retire, June
19th, 1910.
No. 19 Co. C.A.S.C, to be provisional lieutenant (supernumary) John
Noel Anderson, gentleman, March
14th, 1916.
No. 401—225th Batt., C.E.F., Lieutenant K. E. Wilkinson is permitted
to resign his provisional appointment
with effect from July 15th, 1916.
E. A. Seeley Smith, Major,
G.S.O., M.D. 11
DAILY ORDERS
"E" Co. 107th E.K.R.
Taken on the strength:
217 Pte, McPhail, Donald, Aug. 15.
August 10th. All C.A.S.C. transport drivers will carefully see that
the following order is, in every instance, obeyed:
"Under no . circumstances whatever must any C.A.S.C. transport be
used to carry passengers or baggage
of any description.
The  only    exceptions,    without  a
written order from the Commanding
Officer, will be an officer in uniform
or II.M. mails and mail orderly."
C. AE. Shaw, Major,
Officer Commanding.
Internment Camp.
FATAL ACCIDENT
It is with deep regret that we report the death of Ralph Cunningham,
of Seattle Wash, the result of an automobile accident near Billings, Mont.
Ralph was one of the pioneers of the
Boundary country, where he lived
with "Barbarian" Brown of South African and paper fame. He was also
long associated with Sergt. Percy
Goodenrath, editor of the Brazier, the
organ of the 16th division, Canadian
Scottish, Flanders. Ever cheerful and
a great rustler, Ralph (or as he was
known to his chums, Romeo) wras
liked by everyone, and his old-time
friends of Greenwood, Spokane, Vancouver anil Seattle will be sorry to
hear of his death, as is the writer.
WELCOME
Major C. AE. Shaw took the train
to Cranbrook on Tuesday last and returned to camp with Mrs. Shaw, who
has been visiting old friends in Greenwood on her way from Victoria. It
is Mrs. Shaw's first visit to East
Kootenay, and she has expressed
great delight in the fine scenery
around Morrissey camp.
VISITED THE CAMP
Morrissey camp was honored by a
visit this week from Major E. Mallandaine, of Creston, B.C., Officer
Commanding the 107th East Kootenay Regiment, accompanied by Lt.
M. *D. McLean, of Fernie, B.C. The
Major was pleased to find the camp
so prosperous. Morrissey enjoyed
royal weather for the occasion.
Officers' Uniforms made to order.
Sam   Brown   Belts
Leggings
Puttees
Canes
Badges  o(  Rank
(J loves
Handkerchiefs
Socks and Underwear.
The TRITES-WOOD CO.,
Fernie,   Michel,   Coal   Creek,   Natal
P. BURNS "- CO.
Trv Our
SHAMROCK BRANDS
of HAMS and BACON
FERNIE, B.C.
LOCK & HAWTHORNE
Painters
Decorators
FERNIE, B.C.
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
FP]RNIE, B.C. .
ORPHEUM   THEATRE
Isis Theatre
Triangle,  Bluebird and Red Feather
Features
FERNIE, B.C.
i
\ 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
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
Saturday, August 19, 1916
Billiard   Room   and   Lunch   Counter
OUR COFFEE IS GOOD
S. T. Saunders
SHOESHINE
Ingram  Pool Room
Fernie, B.C.
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F ERNIE was "FERNY," this is no
joke,
E ons before our Fathers made coke.
R clays of BEAUTY and O.C.cans of
FUN
N ightly  awake  at  the  Roll  of the
Drum.
I nexpressible Luck, impossible Fate,
"E" Company    has    flown    and    the
GIRLS ARE TOO LATE!
—E. H. L.
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
If you read the advertisements in
our last week's paper, you must have
noticed the preponderance of Fernie
business houses who favored us with
their patronage. Just take a look at
the ads, now. We swell with pride to
four columns; wc are "swelling wis-
ibly," growing overnight, through the
goodfellowship and business astuteness of busy Fernians. May their
shadows never grow less, and may
their business increase as the Mention
increases, and faster.
Fernie, B.C., is really a remarkable
example of the dogged perseverance
of the frontier town, the spirit of
Western-won't-be-worstedness permeates the local atmosphere of the
mountains which, surrounding the fail-
city, inspire to aspirations of advancement and achievement and rises
like a Phoenix from the ashes of hard
times.
Fernie may be a coal city, but it is
also a city of well-laid streets, magnificent Dominion and Provincial public buildings. Solid brick and concrete
business   blocks,   regal   private   resi
dences and wonderful flew.
r gardens.
In spite of its altitude, 3300 feet a
bove the level of the sea, inspite of
the pyramidal snow-capped peaks
that tower above the Elk river valley,
close to the town, there are as lovely
flower gardens there as anywhere in
the interior, whose owners are glad to
share their blooms with those who
are less fortunate. Its Temple of
Goodfellowship, lots of it, blocks of
it, a townsite of it.
Historically Fernie is not very old,
being founded in 1898 as the result
of the discovery of the Coal Creek
mines, before the advent of the C.P.
R. in the Crow's Nest pass, which advent was the crowning point in the
making of a coal centre in East
Kootenay.
Up to the year of the dreadful fire
that devastated the entire business
section of the then wooden city, the
place had the dusky appearance of
the average coal town. However,
since the fire of 1908, the frame
buildings have been replaced by really metropolitan structures and it is
now a business centre to be proud of.
Situated 198 miles east of Nelson,
105 miles west of Macleod, Alberta,
and only six hours from Spokane, in
the heart of the best big game hunting section of the Kooter.ays, Fernie
not only gives employment to over j
3500(?) miners in its adjacent coal
mines and rows of coke ovens, but affords giound for the hunter and trap-
er, the Alpine club climber and the
artist that is hard to better. Fernie
park of 188 acres is yet young, but
is fully able to meet the requirements of the many summer pleasure
and picnic parties, while the rocky
peaks( Hosmer Mt., Crow's Nest Mt.,
The Three Sisters, and their mountainous relations in the Lizard Range)
are a lasting joy to the eye and a solace to the sorrowful.
Here the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.
employs many men, as also at Michel,
a:;d every facility for rescusitation is
supplied at the life-saving station on
the M. F. & 1VI. line that takes the
miners from their Fernie homes to
the mines each morning.
The Elk Lumber Co. does a huge
business in the Kootenay::; and Alber- i
ta. The Kootenay Telephone Lines, |
Limited, make it possible to speak j
with friends and creditors ::ear and ;
far, including points on the Government system in Alberta; also run the ]
water supply from Fairy creek, where !
there is a 300,000 gallon reservoir :
180 feet above the city with a pres- i
sure of 100 pound". The City hall, ;
presided over by Mayor T. Uph 11. is I
a very artistic building and cost $20,- i
000. 'The Public Schools cost $47,000, i
government buildings $15,000 and the |
park $15,000. TlnVdoes not look like j
a village. The^e are three sawmills, '
an up-to-date brewery (Femie-Fort
Steele  Brewing   Co.   in   a   $5,000,000
building), a first-class foundry, brick
yards with a daily capacity of 30,000,
three theatres, a curling and a skating rink, where many good games of
hockey have been witnessed, three
kanks, three papers (two weekly),
and the "Mention,.' public and high
schools, several wholesale establishments, 5,000 population and the following churches: Anglician, Baptist,
Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic and
the hard-working Salvation Army,
Over twelve lodges and trade unions
hold their regular weekly meetings
here. To sum up, Fernie figures as
A.I., and long mav she do so.
THE   MENTIONER
It is mentioned in Morrissey:
That the mines at Morrissey are
not working this week.
That the new flag at the Quarters
is ten feet long.
That a foolish fathead flew his
fluttering flag falsely; fortunately
few flappers figured in the festivities.
That it was the BOY, not the
BUGLE.
That a peculiar person, who pushes
out Perri-shable parcels to Rigg out
and enDow plain people, wishes he was
an outlaw with a posse after him.
This is a future possibility and should
be under "Coming Events."
That our local Esculapius, whose
piscatorial exploits have been the
wonder and delight of Morrissey, has
taken his departure for the coast on
a well-earned( ?) holiday. The gallant linseed Lancer is an ardent worshipper at the shrines of both Venus
and Bacchus (no disrespect to our
popular and resident officer) and on
that account will be received with
open arms by the fair daughters of
the terminal city, and alarms of their
CUAPerons.
That when the 107th formed 4444
they get 8 a good 3 of 9 and played
"7-up" as an Aide 2 digestion. Numerically they are not O.K. (would-
be recruits read this) this year of
grace 1916. 1 would imagine they
were all 6666 and 7777, but they can
ps well as any veterans of 1815 at
5 p.m.
Wm. Eschwig, Prop.        Fernie, B.C.
V s e
Paint
J. D. QUAIL
General    Hardware   Merchant
FERNIE, B.C.
HARDMAN'S
for
SOFT DRINKS !
Elko, B.C. j
ICE CREAM
Telephone Office
T, N. HIBBEN & CO.
Stationers
VICTORIA, B.C.
G. FALVO
P. O. Box X41
SHOE  HOSPITAL. FERNIE,  B.C.
SCENE FROM "OFFICER 666," AT THE GRAND NEXT FRIDAY THE   MORRISSEY   MENTION
THREE
THE HOME BANK
OF CANADA
James Mason,  General Manager.
When in Fernie, visit the stores
that advertise their goods in the Morrissey Mention.
Head Offce
Toronto
t. w-
Branches and Connections
Throughout Canada
Fernie, B.C.
THE IMPERIAL BANK
OF CANADA
GENERAL    BANKING    BUSINESS
A.  M.  Owen,  Manager  Fernie  Branch
FERNIE, B.C.
THE "COLONIST"
Daily
Victoria, B.C.
Ruling, Printing, Bookbinding,
POSTERS
Fernie Free Press
Correspondence
We ai\e not responsible for the views
expressed by our  correspondents.
Sign your name in full. Address all
communications to the Editor, Morrissey  Mention.
Editor "The Morrissey Mention,"
Dear Sir:—I beg to acknowledge
your letter of the 17th inst. asking if
it is necessary or not for a member of
the active militia to secure a game
licence before the shooting season
commences. I beg to refer to "Game
Act" 1914, sec. 24, which reads as
follows:
(a) "To a resident, and to any officer or man of His Majesty's Army or
Navy or of the Canadian Militia on
duty in the Province, to carry firearms and to hunt game birds and deer
but not entitling him to hunt or trap
any other game, and the fee for such
licence and accompanying badge
shall be two dollars and fifty cents:
Provided that such licence may be issued to a farmer or to any member of
his family, in respect only of hunting
on the land on which they permanently reside or the land contiguous
thereto:
(b) "To a resident, and to any officer and man of His Majesty's Army
or Navy or of the Canadian Militia
on duty in the Province, to carry firearms and to hunt big game and game
birds, but not to trap, and the fee for
such licence and accompanying badge
shall be five dollars."
Yours truly,
R. Hewat,
Government Agent.
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
To the Editor,
"The Morrissey Mention."
Dear Sir:—I would be much obliged if you would inform me f it is necessary or not for a member of the
Active Militia to secure a licence before the shooting season commences.
A great many seem to think that
such is necessary, and others hold
that that is not the case.
It will be interesting for us to
know, at a time when politicians are
looking after the soldier's vote, if
any of them have taken time to think
that a member of the Active Militia,
who, in most cases, leaves a good
job and is obliged to neglect his own
business in order to do his duty, is
entitled to a little privilege in this
respect.
Hoping you will  answer
I am, dear sir,
Yours truly,
"A. Ranker."
this.
CAMP NOTES
COMING EVENTS
County Court, Fernie, B.C., Sept.
14th.
Natal, B.C., Labor Day, Sept. 4th,
1916, Grand Exhibition.
Aug. 21st, Victoria hall, Fernie,
whist drive and dance.
Aug. 25th, "Officer 6GG," the Grand.
Aug. 2Gth, Fernie horticultural
show entries close at noon.
Sept. 14th, Natal, B.C., grand Labor
Day exhibition.
Sept. 14th, election day. Don't forget it.
? ? ? The garrison vs. the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Co., Ltd., footer.
the
The  Mentioner
(Contributed)
The    Tommy    who    manouvers
"MENTION,"
Still smiles as he stands at atTENT-
ion,
When  Reveille is blown,
In a way all his own,
He discards his sword for his PEN-
sion.
(Ed.—He never had a sword but he
bopes to have a pension, some day.)
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.
Ye  Shades  of  Night
Sentry—"Halt!    who goes there?"
Gent in Khaki—"A friend."
Sentry—"Advance friend and give
the  countersign."
Gent    (still   in   khaki)—"Uphill-
No. I mean Fisher."
Oh!  you  S.M.
WANTED
The name of the owner of a second-hand saxaphone for sale.
A crafty pilot for the about-to-be
lanched river craft.
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.
An ounce of preparedness is worth
a  pound  of neutrality.
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.
was much appreciated by the members of the C.A.S.C. mess.
The Rev. D. M. Perley, B.A., jbf
Fernie, held divine service here last
Sunday.
Sergt. N. Shaw was a guest last
week of a Fernie party to Island lake,
the beautiful resort near Fernie, and
returned full of the charms of the lake
and the lake visitors.
Mr. T. Uphill, mayor, Mr. A. I.
Fisher, Mr. R. Duthie and many other
Femians motored to Morrissey last
Monday and met with a warm reception.
Mrs. Parsloe, wife of Sergt.-Major
Parsloe of the 192nd "Albertans,". arrived in Fernie on Friday last, where
she will reside for the winter. The
S.M. returns to Sarcee camp, Calgary,
this week.
Mrs. T. O'Connor and family drove
out to camp from Fernie on Sunday
last to spend the day with her son,
Private Neil O'Connor.      Their visit
There is a possibility of Morrissey
Junction, C.P.R., having a station
agent in the near future. This will
fill a  long-felt want.
FERNIE NOTES
Manager Tim Boyce, Kootenay Telephone Lines, Ltd., motored to Hur-
lingham last week.
Congratulations to Hon. Alex.
Stewart, Mayor of Victoria.
J. R. Pollock is motoring to Spokane this week.
There is a vacancy for school teacher at Cokato, Fernie, B.C. Apply R.
Derbyshire.
"Our side is going to achieve a
great and absolute victory."—General
Botha at Ventersdorp.
The 22;Hh regiment band is going
to make a tour of the Boundary and
Kootenays soon. They must not Miss
Morrissey.    She is very musical.
The latest Turkish official report
claims the repulse of the Russians
in Southern Persia (Kermanshah
sector.)
Commissions in the imperial army
have been granted Pte. E. C. Ready
! of the  18th  Canadian  battalion  and
j Pte. J. A. Ross of    the    Strathcona
| Horse.
The C.P.R. has issued a new pamphlet entitled "Resorts in Canadian
Pacific Rockies," beautifully illustrated, an advance copy of which we were
fortunate enough to receive from
Winnipeg this week. There is a superb topographical map of the Rockies, in colors, four feet long attached,
the whole being a great advertisement
for the province. Everyone should
have one.
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
Ice Cream
(Confectionery)
FERNIE, B.C.
FERNIE  IRON WORKS
J. BEAN
Proprietor
NOTICE
Subscribers      wishing      addresses
changed please notify Mention office.
Subscribe  to  the
FERNIE FREE PRESS
Your Home Paper.
FERNIE, B.C.
Premier House
ROOMS
15  Pellatt  Ave.,  FERNIE
II. A. WILKES      -      -      -      Prop.
Fernie
KEFOURY BROS.
Dry   Goods,   Clothing
FERNIE, B.C.
POLLOCK WINE CO.
Fernie, B.C.
Cameron's Ranch for choice rhubarb.
That that is is that that is not is
not. Can you punctuate this? If
not, why not?
While You Live in the
PROVINCE
Read the "Daily Province"
Vancouver,-B.C.
There is a divinity that shapes our
ends, rough-hew them how we will. FOUR
THE   MORRISSEY   MENTION
WALDORF HOTEL
All Soldiers Welcome
First Class Cafe
Mrs. Jennings      -     -      Proprietress
Fernie, B.C.
W. F. Muirhead & Co.
EXCLUSIVE   SHOE!   STORE
Established   lo   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
riioucA ion
Residence 125
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.
THE C. A. S. C.
You may think of things heroic and of fighting men and fame,
And mention famous regiments and speak of each by name.
You forget they need supplying with food and things galore, ,
This is the work of willing hands
The Army Service Corps
You never see their health drunk, and seldom hear them cheered,
In brilliant feats of victory their names have not appeared,
But though those famous regiments with Huns could wipe the floor
They'd sure be in a mess without the Army Service Corps.
See the drivers loading, ankle deep in mud and slush,
Using language that would make a London cabby blush.
Clothes wet through before they start, fingers numbed harness hard.
After a hard day's work, perhaps last night on guard.
They're ready at last in column or route, "walk march" the captain cries,
And off they go as willing a lot as ever met your eyes.
It's dark; they can't see where they are going, they must follow the rumble,
Their wagons get stuck jn the mud and muck, but you never hear them
grumble.
Bullets whiz past left and right, shells go screaming by,
And the Maxims patter that awful chatter, and the  star shell  lights up
the sky;
Wagons unloaded without a sound, save for the noise of guns;
But the lads have food for another day, for the fig'ht with the Kultured Huns.
—Montreal Star.
Knox Church
Rev. I). 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.m.
It is mentioned in Camp that:
That half the Union Jack on the
Fernie post office is mast high this
mourning.
That some seats are sadly needed at
Swinton station, G.N.R.
That the snow that fell on Friday
night on the adjacent peaks was not
hurt.
That ice cream am off.
That "Officer 666' has a commission
to play  Fernie, B.C., Aug.  25th.
That it pays to advertise. The tent
tenant got nightcap.    Many thanks.
That a Mulligan club is about to be
formed. Camp and other chickens
and all rabbits take notice.
That Nurse Perry will establish a
Creche for Sunday visitors.
That Pro or no hibition, the camp
went dry on Thursday last when a
pipe went on the bust.
That some people, who shall be
nameless, reFER NIEedlessly to the
fairly frequent trips of the Me.itioner
to Fernie.
That the top of the C.A.S.C light
transport leaks.
That Mrs. Whalley and Mrs. Simpson returned from a shopping visit to
Fernie last week with SOME parcels.
That if the children were kept at
home between meals and before dark
it would not be necessary to hold examinations in the school holidays.
That this was NOT overheard:
Halt! Lame! Blind! As you were, before you read the Morrissey Mention.
That I F Piquets in camp were as
keen for biz as I. F. Pickett is for insurance, they would insure themselves a better time and less of it.
A  Chivalrous  Enemy
New York Telegram—Warm praise
is given by the British troops and
press to the Third Prussian Guard
for its heroic defense of Ovillers. The
men had long been in a hopeless position. They were living in a charnel
house, strewn with dead comrades and
wounded, delirious for lack of drink.
Human nature could no longer make
resistance, and at last the officers
raised the signal of surrender and
came over with 140 men. The fighting had been savage. But now, when
all was ended, the last of the German
garrison received the honors of war,
and, says the London Daily Telegraph correspondent, "none of our
soldiers deny them the respect due
to great courage." Prussian militarists can go on chanting their hymn of
hate and guttural spoken orators at
banquets here can insult others present by insisting there is no such
thing as an Anglo-Saxon race, but
there is, and when these brave men
stood face to face it was proven.
"Kaiser and Junker, Lord and Lut,
what is bred in the bone must surely
come out." And it does. From the
one race Chivalry, from the other the
appalling thing called Kultur.
Sergt.  A.  Yates,  54th   C.E.F.,  returned   from    England   today—from
Bramshott.   He was bandmaster.
 o	
May He, that hath the steerage of
thy course, direct thy  sail.
What Profiteth it a man if he gain
the whole kit issue and appear on
parade with a button off his tunic?
Diving, and finding no pearls in the'
sea,
Blame not the ocean, the fault is in
thee.
Drilling  and  drinking and  ten days
C. B.
Blame not the O.C, the fault is in
thee.
Boys   of   the   same   badge   should
not badger each other.
Don't criticize what you can't improve.
The Mention goes everywhere and
everywhere else.
Read the "Colonist," Victoria, B.C.
Let   us   mention   your   business.
The majority of men like motoring.
Get the want ad. habit.   5c per line
each issue.
If you do not boost for your own
town, no one will do it for you.
Wellington and Kitchener
London Chronicle—No one now remembers the journalists and politicians who traduced the Duke of Wellington during the uphill Peninsula
years. Between Lord Kitchener and
the Iron Duke there was very much
in common besides the "iron-ness."
In both characters the key-note was
the service of the State. Both esteemed patience and preparation as the
cardinal military virtues. Both had
] certain genuine gifts of statesmanship; and here Lord Kitchener, with
Fashoda and Vereeniging to his credit besides his last great work in
Egypt, perhaps showed the abler of
the two. But the Iron Duke died
forty years after his last victory in
extreme old age; Lord Kitchener has
been taken by a premature fate before
the close of the Avar, which he has so
profoundly influenced, and before
witnessing the full fruit of his own
special contribution to it.
No Time to Talk Peace
London Daily News—The time for
fixing details will only come when at
| least one party is ready, in a consid-
j erable degree, to conclude its oppo-
j nent's terms. Neither party is ready
I for this at present. Germany, as
speaking through the mouth of the
Imperial Chancellor, is ready for
peace on her own terms; and she
would like the neutral world to think
the Allies wicked and bellicose people
for preferring to continue the war.
But so far as we can observe, no neutral statesman is taken in by the pretence. As for the Allies, they have at
the present moment only two alternatives—to surrender or fight. And no
serious body of opinion in any of the
Allied countries prefers surrender.
Certainly it would be an amazing-
thing in the circumstances if Great
Britain  did.
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. 197
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. \ 89
Watch and Clock
REPAIRING
No. 256
THE
LIBERAL
COMMITTEE
ROOMS
are
ON THE MAIN  STREET,
Call in.
OPPOSITE THE ISIS THEATRE
The Mention goes everywhere and
everywhere else.
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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