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Array The
FORMERLY THE MORRISSEY MENTION
Number Twenty-One.
FERNIE, B.C., DECEMBER 28th, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Wishing You and Yours a Prosperous New Year
MILITARY MENTION     PROVINCIAL PREFACES     BELGIUM'* PLIGHT
THE UNION JACK
The Union Jack is the national flag
of the British Empire, and is made up
of the flag of St. George, a red cross
on a white ground. In 1606 King
James I. added to it the banner of
Scotland, which was a blue flag with
a white St. Andrew's Cross diagonal,
that is, from corner to corner.
In 1801 the banner of St. Patrick
of Ireland was added to the flag; St.
Patrick's Cross was a red diagonal
cross on a white ground, so that the
flag now means the union of England, Ireland and Scotland.
People should understand the right
' and the wrong way of   flying   the
Union Jack. If it is flown upside down
it is a s'gnal of distress.
It will be noticed that the red diagonal arms, of the flag have white
bands on each side, one side having
: a broad white band and the other side
I a narrow one. The broad white band
should be to the top of the flag on
the side nearest the pole.
PARIS PARAGRAPHS
I All shops, other than those connected with eatables, drinkables or
drugs are closed at 6 o'clock throughout France.
All theatres and movies close one
| day each week.
A tax of from three to five francs
lis levied on all bills at restaurants.
General Roques, Minister of   War,
has gone    to Salonika on a    special
mission.
A Canadian Army band played at
t}yi .ff-rpcadero Pallace in aid of the
' r'loliday Fund for the Children of
Soldiers, which was the special work
(of the "Intransigeant Newspaper."
H. R. H. the Duke of Connaught,
lunched with the President of the
French Republic at the Elysee Palace
recently in company with Lord Bertie,
M.' Briand and Admiral Lacaze.
It is quite in accord with the spirit
of the entente cordiale to find that
two such famous songs as "For He's
a Jolly Good Fellow" and "Malbrouk
s'en va-t-en Guerre" have identical
tunes. Beethoven introduced the air
into his battle of Vittoria to describe
the French, while the English he represented by their national anthem.
It is likely to become popular in Russia also, since Rachmaninof, having
heard it in England, decided to adopt
I it as the theme for a suite of variations for orchestra. —J.C.G.
Pte. Basil Taylor, Kerrisdale, B.C.,
has been decorated for bravery twice
in the last three months, on both occasions being given the Military
Medal.
The 158th Batt. of Vancouver has
reached England safely. They are at
Shoreham-by-the-Sea, six miles from
Brighton. Col. Charles Milne is the
officer commanding the regiment.
Lt. Harry A. Black has returned
to Vancouver after serving many
months with the 47th Battalion at
the front. He took part in the taking
of the Regina trench, where Major F.
A. Robertson, of Victoria, was so badly wounded, and Sergt.-Major Taylor
killed.
Lt. J. K. L. Ross, whose donation
of a new wing to the Royal Victoria
Hospital at Montreal, a memorial to
h;s parents, which was opened by the
Duke of Connaught before his departure for England, has just given an
additional $50,000, increasing the accommodation from 325 to 600 for public patients.
Lt. Walter K. Gordon, of the Journal of Commerce, Montreal, and formerly city editor of the Montreal Gazette, has been killed in action.
Sergt. Mayell, of Winnipeg, Princess Patracia Light Infantry, who lost
his sight at the battle of Festubert,
is now a masseur in a Middlesex hospital.
Capt. Hardi de Perini of the French
Heavy Artillery, has received the Legion of Honor. His father was General Hardi de Perini; his grandfather,
also a general, was killed in the Crimean war, and his great grandfather
was one of Napoleon's generals. Two
of .his sons have been wounded and
his youngest son has just enlisted.
Major General Sir Francis Lloyd
has opened the new Salvation Army
hospital for Service Men, in London.
It is within a stone's throw of Victoria Station. '
Lt. Chas. Claridge, 225th Batt., now
statr'oned at New Westminster, is
visiting friends in Fernie over the
holidays.
Capt. R. L. Barclay, who is at the
National Headquarters of the Y.M.C.
A. in London, will be glad to receive
any donations toward the expenses of
the institution that is doing so much
to provide a "Home from Home" for
the men at the front.
Lt. Col. F. H. Cunningham, officer
commanding the 104th regiment, has
received instructions to recruit a company of men 250 strong as a reinforcement draft for overseas battalions. It is to be composed of one captain, six lieutenants, eight sergeants,
two buglars, eight corporals and 232
other ranks.
Former Mayor W. J. Hindley, of
Spokane, new pastor of the Congregational church, Winnipeg, is chaplain of the 190th Batt. C.E.F. with
the rank of Captain.
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SOME HEALTHY EXERCISE
FOR YOUNG LADIES
The Dominion Express Co. has
granted an increase of 10 per cent
in wages to its employees who are
receiving less than $2000 a year.
There were no serious casualities
in the province during Christmas
week, but there are a lot of dead soldiers lying around.
League Creek, 120 miles east of
Prince Rupert, whose station is Pacific on the G.T.P., is experiencing a
revival of its copper mining and will
soon b<? a factor in the copper industry. The ore bodies are especially rich
and attractive.
R. H. Pooley, is the new M.P.P. for
Esquimalt by two votes.
Pte. H. H. Howland, of the 88th
Batt., Victoria, has been sentenced to
12 years in a German prison after being captured and placed in an internment camp. The nature of his offence
has not been made public.
Calgary will hold its 12th provincial dairy convention, Jan. 31 to Feb.
2.   .
Alberta's 1916 crop was worth fifty
millions more than its 1915 crop.
Victoria is the home of Holly. The
district around the provincial capita!
is practically the only section on the
Pacific coast where the berry-bearing
holly will grow. The price prevailing
is $600 per ton. Most of the Victoria
crop this year has gone to California, where it brings a big price.
The third annual meeting of the
Victoria branch of the Royal Astronomical Society, which was formed by
F. Napier Denison in 1914, was held
last week and W. A. McCurdy was
again elected president.
The Hon. Wm. Sloan, Provincial
Minister of Mines, says he has already broken one of the planks of his
platform by working more than eight
hours a day, fixing up his new offices
in the parliament buildings. There
will be no red tape in his department.
EUROPEAN EVENTS
KEEP COOL
The school principal went from
room to room explaining what to do
in case of fire. The pupils listened
with respectful attention until he
came to his final instructions, then
smiles and giggles disturbed the principal's serenity.
"Above all things," he said, "if your
clothing catches fire, keep cool."
Throwing
Tossing—i
Jumping
Pushing-
Getting—j
Fishing-
Shooting-
Twisting
finger.
Casting—i
Running-
1—a fellow over,
one's head in the air.
-at a chance,
one's self forward,
in the swim,
for an invitation.
glances at a man.
him around one's   little
about for an excuse,
up millinery bills.
—Boston Transcript.
A naval engagement took place on
Dec. 23 between French and Austrian
warships in the Straits of Otranto.
The New York Herald stated on
Tuesday that the German people are
demanding their government to resume the campaign of submarine
frightfulness, even at the cost of war
with the U.S.A. This is why President
Wilson sent out his peace note. The
President was informed that, unless
some radical step was taken, Germany would force war on the United
States if he did not declare war on
Germany.
Christmas Day in London was like
Sunday in its universal quiet, although the streets were full of sailors
and soldiers. The new regulations
barred elaborate dinners.
General Joffre, the victor of the
Marne, has handed over his command
of the French forces of the north and
northeast to General Robert George
Nivelle. General Joffre is now President of the Allied Military Council.
The Empress Eugenie Hospital,
converted out of a wing of her country home, Farnborough Hill, is under
the direct charge of a lady 90 years of
age, who forty years ago was Empress of the French. Nowhere in Britain are soldiers more tenderly cared
for.
Remorse is memory gone to seed.
Be the architect of your own fortune even if you can't make the sun
shine in every room.
Some people give advice just to get
rid of it.
A red-haired woman is like the
stove in the editorial sanctum. Leave
her alone and the snapping sparks of
her temper are almost indistinguishable. But once you open the draught
—good lord!
(By Maurice Maeterlinck)
One knows but little of what is going on in invaded Belgium.
Now and then there comes to light
some scandal more sensational than
the previous, the murder of more heroic patriots, the monstrous slave-harvesting in the North, the further deportation of Belgians of military age
together with such outrages as the
six hundred million franc robbery
from the Banque Nationale, and many
others too numerous to mention, for
the recital of woes and horrors has
its wearying effect.
These are only the cries of anguish
or revolt, which perchance suddenly
break the terrible silence which severs from the rest the world of victims,
abandoned defenceless before the scientific hatred of a foe to whom the
pitiless abuse of force is the primary
principle of his mad criminal code.
In the unbroken stillness there has
been enacted during the past two
years a terrible tragedy—a tragedy
without words, yet those echoes reach
out to us in time.
In fact we can hardly comprehend
that just a few miles from our
trenches a whole nation, or nearly so
three or four million men, women and
children—is slowly dying of inactivity
and is being systematically and diabolically subjugated and decimated by
famine.
A recent article printed by the London Daily News — an article which
would have seemed exaggerated and
incredible, had I not received in confirmation reliable private information
about the dreadful hell which my native country today actually is — gives
evidence of the situation in Belgium,
"a situation which is growing more
painful, more abominable each day."
Only that admirable intervention of
Americans has saved from absolute
starvation more than one half of the
Belgium population. Of the eight mif-
lion inhabitants in Belgium before
the war there remain :d in their native country about se on million people, all at the mercy of the invader
who knows not what mercy means.
Eliminate one million of these people
who through their comfortable circumstances have until now succeeded
in finding the necessaries of life; a
million and a half farmers, country
folk and those who live on what the
land produces; and add to these, although the figure is doubtless exces:
sive, another million comprised of
mechanics, domestics and laborers,
who may still find some work to perform, and there remains a little more
than three million unfortunate ones—
small traders, and working men—who
are completely without resources.
In fact every branch of industry is
stilled, the work shops are closed and
from them the dismantled machinery
has been taken and shipped to Germany. There remains to these wretched people nothing upon which to live
save the sustenance afforded by the
soup and bread distributions which,
thanks to the magnificent American
generosity, are admirably organized
in all the crowded centres of the country. But these distributions, which
have now been going on for over two
years absorb enormous sums, and to
face the ever growing misery they
must be daily increased, thus forcibly
becoming more and more difficult and
scanty.
The Daily News correspondent,
who viewed all this with his own eyes,
gives us a description of the impressive and pitiful spectacle of those
crowds which daily, patiently wait for
the meagre ration which prolongs life
but does not avert death.
There are no paupers. You will not
find there  the rags of misery. Those
who stand in line have never before
held out their hand. They are neatly
dressed, resigned, silent, dignified.
But all of them, from the older to the
younger ones and more particularly
the youngest, wear the mask which
cannot deceive, the wan features of
people who, for nearly two years,
have not eaten to satisfy their hunger.
Let us try for the moment to fix in
our minds the actual meaning of those
cruel words, "have not eaten to satisfy their hunger," when they are applied to a nation, industrious above all
which until the present day, had lived
by its own labors in healthy, plain
abundance and, indeed, was less prepared than any other for such a trial,
the end of which is not yet even in
sight.
But in spite of it all it maintains
its courage, its head is not bowed, it
does not complain. The spirit bears up
under the blow of fate, even though
the body weakens. It cannot stand
with impunity through endless months
a regime of misery which no civilized
nation would dare inflict upon its
worst criminals.
And now tuberculosis has begun its
dreadful havoc among these emaciated throngs and as is always the case,
it levels its attacks at young men, women and children, moving its way
through the very vitals of the nation. In Brussels alone iiunu-ods of
cases are reported daily and in several centres where the working classes
predominate, especially in Ghent, A1
lost and Liege, the plague is making
its inroads with a frightful rapidity
and alarming virulence. The future
of the race is at stake and the Germans, with satisfaction that they no
longer endeavor to conceal await the
ultimate extermination of that little
nation which, first of all, dared commit—in their eyes—the unpardonable
crime of preferring death to dishonor.
And how they are dealing out to
this nation, coolly, slowly, methodically, that death which Belgium preferred to their monstrous offer of
gravely offended Germany. What
can be done? What is the remedy?
To redouble relief?
Undoubtedly, if it is possible. To
appeal once more to the conscience of
neutrals and of humanity overflowing
with indignation? Perhaps; one does
not readily lose that habit of hoping
against all possible hope. But at all
events it was necessaryeven now to
enter this offense, more perfidious
than the others, upon the sombre list
of crimes which shall be accounted for
on that day of settling accounts so
near at hand.
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THE VALUE OF BOYS
At a time when governments are
considering farm stock to be so important that they are willing to set
aside money and men to raise its
quality—not because animals and
fowls are of value in themselves, but
because of what they may be madde
into, or may produce for the benefit
of the people—shall we not be willing
also to provide men and money to
raise the quality of our Canadian
boys?
Boys are important not alone because of what they may become or
may produce in the future— but because of what they are now and what
as boys they can do today.
'Teen-age boys throughout Canada
are even now proving their ability to
help mould the destiny of our country by altruistic service in High
schools, Sunday schools, the Church
and the Young Men's Christian Associations. Investigation will inevitably
reveal previous leadership in the
lives of such boys.
A Happy New Year to Everyone. TWO
THE MENTION
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DECEMBER  28,  1916
THE MENTION
P. 0. Box 830. Telephone 33
Fernie, B.C.
Randolph Stuart
Mentioner, Manager.
Subscription ONE Dollar Per Year
Overseas. Six Shillings
U.S.A., 150 Cents
(OR 15 YEARS FOR,A TEN SEP?)
Subscribers      wishing      addresses
changed please notify Mention office.
December 28, 1916.
A NEW YEAR
In a few days we shall come to still
another milestone on. the Trail of
Life, another turn in the Great Road
lo the Summit of Existence. It is no
use looking back over the wrongs
that were; it is important to keep an
ever vigilant eye on the fleeting present, but it is more than imperative
that we, who are fellow travellers on
the Broad Highway, should have an
ever hopeful view of the future, a
helpful inclination to others less fitted for the journey, and a trustful
apprecition of the Great Mercy that
.surrounds us as we tramp or trudge
to the top of the Hills of Happiness,
through the mire of the lowland, past
the woods of worrying work, along
the slippery banks of insidious temptations, up the steep sidehills of
.seemingly impossible asperations, under the strain of perpetual overload,
to the Ultimate Crest of the Climb, a
Last and Everlasting New Year.
That there were snags and gnarls
on the trail we have safely passed
over; that there were depressing
swamps that took some manoeuver-
ing to circumvent, and rocky patches
on the Road that tore and wore our
patience and perseverance; that the
drear, dank woods were full of low-
hanging branches, impeding and entangling; that the timber tried our
timbre to the utmost; that the underbrush was rank and the trail blurred
and hard to follow, is but too true;
but there were fresh blazes along the
entire way, if we had only kept a
.stricter outlook, blazes that only the
clearsighted can see, and for them
v/e should indeed be more than thankful.
That we have safely passed the slippery banks of many down rushing
creeks, or at least have been allowed
to climb back on to the trail, after
we were mil ed to the neck in the pools
of pleasure or the ponds of despair,
should make us more careful for the
future and less given to grumble at
tiie hardships of the Way, and restart
us with a surer, firmer footing on the
Right Path.
Our aims and ambitions, were they
noble or otherwise, we have had a
chance to make realities in these past
i liles, and have no one to blame but
ourselves if the joys of the present
do not represent the pains we took to
satisfy them. There is a gladness in
reviewing what we may think we have
accomplished, but it is not to be compared with the content which accompanies the daily accomplishing, how-
over great the strain or steep the incline.
And now another milestone is here
and we should endeavor to keep
climbing and smiling till we reach the
top, the while giving a hand to the
laggard or the slumberer, for even
the goal is not all the guerdon if we
i hould reach it alone.
May the coming Now Year be full
of Happiness for everyone and make
up for the sorrows of the past and
bring success and joy to those who
have not seen too much of either, is
his New Year greeting to you from
the
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CURRENT COMMENT
Luther Burbank, the plant wizard
and world famous horticulturist, has
married his former secretary, Miss
Elizabeth Waters. Mr. Burbank is 65
years old and has done more for the
good of the human race than any man
living, an enviable record. We consider Miss Waters a. .very fortunate
lady and wish the happy couple
every possible good fortune and happiness. It is safe to say that   their
lives will be rose strewn and with
thornless roses at that.
Prince Guidq Henchel von Donners-
marck, reputed to have been the second richest German, has died at the
age of 85 yearjs. It is possible he does
not value the mark at so high a value
just now.
The drug store of C. F. Nelson at
Kaslo was broken into last week and
a quantity of morphine taken. The
thieves left the cash alone. This certainly looks as if the miscreants were
tired and wanted to steal a nap. It
is one way of taking forty winks.
It is reported that the thermometer
went down to 30 below here the day
after Christmas and has not changed
its mind since. At Silverton there is
a lady who has the number for this
kind of weather. The wife of Manager
North of the Standard mine has gone
to California for the balance of the
winter. With Mrs. North so far south
of us it is obvious we cannot expect
anything but cold for a few months.
The first week of the New Year is
to be observed throughout Canada as
"National Service Week." Those who
have not filled in their cards before
this .should get busy at once. To be
of any use to the department at Ottawa in charge of "National Servicee"
the desired information is wanted
right away. There is, however, one
question that requires some explanation. What is a married man to answer to the query, "Are you willing
to chpnge your present work for other
necessary work at the same pay during the war?" It is evident that a
married man may be perfectly willing
to do so, but can he support his wife
and family on the same pay if he is
at Halifax on munition work and his
family in B.C?
In the recount, before Judge Forin,
Wm. Hunter, the Conservative candidate for the Slocan in Lhe provincial
elections, was beaten by one vote by
C. F. Nelson, the Liberal candidate.
This looks like a pretty evenly divided community. It will be as hard for
the new member to represent the district as for the defeated one to tell
whose solitary vote saved him a trip
to the coast. It cannot be called a
.liberal majority anyway.
Christmas 1916 is over for the present. The present had a good'deal to
do with the good times of Christmas.
Of course the hard times had a good
deal to do with the fewer presents
presented this Christmas, but it was
some day after all.
And New Year with its many resolutions is drawing''near. We have a
shrewd idea that only about one-half
per cent of the noble yearnings for
renunciation of pet idiocincracies will
be anyways permanent. Yet it is a
good sort of a starter to try to quit
quitting.
President Wilson has asked the
warring nations to confer on peace.
Why should not the waning nations
ask President Wilson to confer on
war. A peaceful nation should know
as much about war as warlike nations are expected to know about
peace. A knowledge of war does not
preclude a high respect for honorable
peace, but a knowledge of peace and
its inestimable benefits should include
a high respect for the preparedness-
for-peace-producing-war.
Here's wishing everyone, everywhere, a Happier New Year.
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Paris—The government has decided
to raise General Joffre to the dignity
of Marshall of the French in recognition of his good work.
London—Roumania continues to be
the theatre of greatest activities. In
Northern Wallachia the Teutons have
made gains over the Russians and
Roumanians, capturing Filipechti and
west of Rimnik Sarat are on the offensive.
In Mesopotania the British forces
are still in quest of Kut-el-Amara.
They have made further advances on
the right bank of the Tigris. Grassabs
fort, 20 miles south east, has been
destroyed.
The British victory over the Turks
at Maghdaba, 90 miles east of the.
Suez, resulted in the capture of 1350
men, seven guns, a large number of
rifles, much ammunition and a quantity of war stores.
London — Premier Lloyd George
contemplates not an ordinary imperial
conference but a special war conference of the Empire, to which all
overseas Dominions will be invited.
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THE MENTION
THREE
Dr. H. S. Simmons "is"expected home
from the coast on Jan. 4th.
Drr Corsan returned from the. East
yesterday.
Pte. Edwin Whalley is once more
out of the hospital.
No leave was granted to members
of "E" Co., 107th, during the Christ-
mas  week,.
A very Prosperous New Year to all
our Advertisers and Subscribers, and
everyone else.
Dr. McCormick is leaving for San
Francisco to attend a medical convention.
I. F. P'ckett leaves tomorrow for
Rogers, N.D., for two weeks' holidays.
Her many friends will be glad to
hear that Mrs. Wm. Lancaster is recovering from a very serious illness.
Last Thursday, Dec. 21—To Mr.
and Mrs. J. V. Rewers, of Fernie, a
! daughter. The Mention offers its congratulations.
On Tuesday evening the Commercials obtained a win over ilie Knights
I of Gladness by 5 goals to 4. A large
[ attendance and a clean game.
His many friends in Fernie and the
[Kootenpys will be sorry to hear that
Alex. Watson met with a serious ac-
Icident on Sunday 'last, breaking his
|leg. Hs is now at the Fernie hospital.
Our felicitations to the happy cou-
Inle to be married tomorrow at West
IFerrre, when Miss Lydia M;nnie
[vlunkwitz will become Mrs. Michael
. Aume.
Pte. Wm. Oliver, 225th Batt., returned to Fernie from New Westminster on Saturday to visit old friends
bver the Christmas holidays. He is
Staying with Mr. and Mrs. George
/halley.
A lightfingered gink has been visiting the hotels this week and helped
liimself to a Grand Forks overcoat
Lt the Fern'e and a pair of new woollen glove1; at the Waldorf. May his
Ivife have eternal cold, feet and he
fiover get a divorce.
H. D. Philips, who has been in
|:harge at the Fernie-Fort Steele
Jrewery up to last week, left for
jLethbridge on the 23rd to take a sim-
Rlar position with the Lethbridge
•Brewing and Malting Co. He will be
Imissed by many good friends in Fer-
Iriie.
Mr. Hewat, Govt. Agent, has receiv-
led a letter from his son, Pte. John
|A. Hewat, stating   that   he is well.
Jjack was one of the earliest guards
lat Morrissey, later joining the 225th
lat  Vernon.  Recently he  transferred
Ito the 10th Halifax    Siege Battery,
land  is now on his way to the Old
|Country on the Olympic, with a draft
of 53 men. His father taught    him
early to be a good shot and it   has
borne good fruit, for out of 500 men
le ranked 20th and took 8th place in
'A" Co. when a member of the 225th.
G. Dorenbecker, the veteran cigar
laker of Fernie,    has been making
Isrood cigars for 27 years in B.C. and
lias been through no less than   four
•fires in this city. He imports tobacco
Ifrom   Eastern   Canada,  whence      it
pomes from all the    great    tobacco
(fields of the world. The special boxes
are made in Canada, too, London, Ontario, being the centre of manufacture. Even to a non-smoker it is in-
|l*jst'.*g to know how the care killers
ire made, and a visit to his shop on
iHowland avenue will repay the visitor. ■
WHIST DRIVE
Tire Whist :Dm-e at. Morijssey. camp
last -.Thursday was a great success,
and one of the best of the season.
Thirty-six players were eagerly expectant of w'nning the prizes, which
eventually fell to the best players and
a booby. Our correspondent omitted
to furnish us with their names, but it
is evident that they deserved what
they got. After tire whist wrangle
those present danced to the inspiring
music of the 107th orchestra, led most
ably by Pte. H. Barr. The regiment
".-n well be proud of the efforts of
the new rivals of the famous Sousa.
DISCIPLINE IN AUSTRALIA
"TANGLED  HEARTS"
Louise Lovely, newest, and some
?ay prettiest of photoplay stars,
pgain heads a Bluebird company. Ida
May Park furnished the scenario,
JoKorh De Grasse directed and "Tangled Ik-arts" is the title. "Tangled
ILarts" is a prblem play, forceful and
direct in its purpose and engaging a
decision that in real life must be
faced by married couples, more thnn
mi<yht ordinarily be presumed. The
wife hns miscalculated the qualities
of roanl'ness in the first love of her
life; dece'ved and betrayed, her child
lives to be provided for. Subsequently
she marries and after a lapse of several years the nurse who has cared
for the unwelcome child has died.
There is a man in the circle of
rrood society where the principals in
photoplay move whose miss'on in life
seems to be extricating people from
their troubles. The wife comes to this
man «nd confesses. He in turn goes
to the husband and prevails upon hkn
to adopt the child. Right there, as
may be surmised, complications ■ be-
g'n and on through to the end of the
play there are "tangled hearts,"
lives and purposes to an extreme extent.
In work:ng out the happy termination of the complications, Lon Cha-
ney and Hayward Mack play strong
rclcs, and the women who support
Louise Lovely are Agnes Vernon and
Marjorie Ellison, as principals.
At the Orpheum Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 1 and 2.
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Old Friends
- • Critics say there is no discipline in
an Australian army. From the continental standpoint there is not. Australians obey orders promptly and intelligently but retain their individuality, explains the American Review of
Reviews. Gen. Girdwood delights in
relating experiences characteristic of
the men of Anzac. An "English colonel
of the old school once complained that
the Australians did not show him proper respect.
"That is nothing," replied Gen.
Girdwood; "they seldom salute me,
either. One day, when on the rounds,
of inspection, I passed a burly
Queenslander on sentry duty who
stared at me with nonchalant interest
without saluting. Just then a shell
came screaming over the Queenslander, and tuning quickly to me he
cried warningly: "Duck your blamed
head, Birdie!"
"And what did you do?" inquired
the colonel, aghast, anticipating an
account of a summary court martial.
"Why, I ducked my blamed head,
of course," was the smiling reply of
the distinguished general.
ISIS THEATRE
The Isis theatre has been reopened
in Fernie under the able managership
of A. G. Smith, representing W. B.
Finlay, of Medicine Hat. Former patrons of the Isis theatre are invited
to vis't our up to date picture palace
and a:e assured of the best film productions and all possible comfort.—
Advt.
PAINTERS
LOCK & HAWTHORNE
residence: Johnson & Faulkner Block
and Premier House.
P.O. Box 1018
Fernie, B.C.
•   ■■      ■  	
WELL DONE LAUNDRY
mrs. a. Mccormick
Morrissey Camp
Go to
/. G. SAAD
For Dry Goods, Boots, Etc.
and  Jewellery
(Near the C.P.R. Station)
Fernie, B.C.
-
Sweeney & McConnell
Printers      Stationery
VICTORIA, B.C.
A, C LIPHARDT
•     JEWELLER
Watch Repairing
Special Order Work
FERNIE, B.C.
WM. BARTON
Sewing Machines
Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
Fernie, B.C.
HOTEL   FERNIE
First Class Accomodation
S. F. WALLACE     .     .     -     prop.
Wallace Cigar Store
Choice Tobaccos
Billiards Barbershop
FERNIE, B.C.
F. BEAN
Plumber  and  Steam  Fitter
Furnace and Stove Repairs
Fernie, B.C
Officer—"Didn't yoa see me coming
up the 1'nes?"
Recruit—"Yes, sir."
Officer—"Then why ddidn't you ask,
'Who goes there?'"
Recruit—"Why, hang it, I've known
you since you were a kid."
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It is better to be disappointed   in
love than in marriage.
"An Innocent Magdalene"
This is an enchanting story by Roy
Somerville, of a tender hearted Southern girl, placed in a small town environment and brought up by an egotistical father. She falls in love, of
course, with a handsome stranger and
for the rest of the trials and tribulations of the lovers go to the Orpheum
theatre on Friday or Saturday, where
Lill'an Gish plays the part of the Innocent Magdalene.
Planked White Fish
First be sure that the white fish is
not a carp. Sprinkle salt on the tail
before and after catching. Then saw
a rib plank from the fattest tree in
the front yard. Place white fish on
plank, feet first. A piece of lemon
squirted in the left eye will make it
look better. Add a sprig of cabbage,
a bunch of bananas and the the
whites of nineteen eggs. If eggs are
expensive, use grape fruit. Place in
oven and fry for two days. Test with
straw and if thoroughly done eat the
plank.
N. E. SUDDABY
Drugs,  Books, Kodaks, Films.
Iishmg Tackle, Edison Phonographs
THE REXALL STORE
Fernie, B.C.
M. A. BERIGAN
BLACKSMITH
Horseshoer
Fernie, B.C.
THE
DUTHIE HARDWARE
COMPANY
FERNIE, B.C.
Read The
DAILY
SPOKESMAN-REVIEW
SPOKANE, WASH.
BOXES OF CHOCOLATES
FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
THE PLACE TO BUY THEM
R. G. M°EWAN'S
FERNIE, B.C.
D. G. HARVIE
Tailor
DOES  GOOD  HANDIWORK
Fernie, B.C.
KEFOURY BROS.
Dry Goods, Clothing
FERNIE, B.C.
McLEAN'S
G ai
F
Telephone 142
DRUG and BOOK STORE
Fernie, B.C.
P. O. Box 1174
THE 4J MEAT MARKET
Fernie, B.C.
While You Lire in the
PROVINCE
Read the "Daily Province"
Vancouver, B.C.
FURNACES
BRICK LINED
FOR PRICES OF COMPLETE
INSTALLATION
SEE
A. E. FERGUSON
Phone 153.
Fernie, B.C.
Office and Warehouse
Baker Avenue
Capital $100,000.00
P. O. Drawer 436
Telephone 79
SOME NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
To run at least one train a week on
|;ime.—P.C.R.
To allow no more P.O.W. to escapek
-"E" Co.
To take jolly good care of the other
|eg.—A. W.
To buy a winning ticket in the next
. N. P. C. Brass    Band Christmas
|)rawing.—Some Losers.
To kill the man who woke me at
|ix    on    Christmas morning. — The
lentioner.
To take out a big accident policy
vith M. A. Kastner and refrain from
trying to get young 'adies under the
Inistletoe.—Mac.
To open the skating rink—some day.
-T.B.O.
To send the Nov. P.S.L. to Ottawa
Ibefore  1918.—E. H. L.
Tomake up for lost time.—A Bach-
felor.
To butt-in no more.—W. W.
Money is inedible but melts like
'butter.
An ounce of intuition is better than
'a pound of tuition, sometimes.
We wish to thank our customers for their kind
patronage in the past year and hope they will call to see
us early in the New Year.
JEWELLRY
OPTICAL & ELECTRICAL GOODS
WATCH & JEWELLRY REPAIRING
FERNIE OPTICAL PARLORS
(Dr. Orner)
THE POLLOCK WINE COMPANY, LIMITED
WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS
FERNIE,   B.   C.
Canada
KOOTENAVS MAIL ORDER HOUSE
HOCKEY SHOES AND SKATES
Skates Ranging from 60c to $6.00, including the Auto Make.
Shoes in Ladies' and Children's, $2.50 to $4.00.
Shoes for Men, $1.50 to $5.50.
THE TRITES-WOOD CO., Limited
FERNIE
Stores at
MICHEL COAL CREEK NATAL
WISHING YOU A MERRY XMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
M.  A.   KASTNJUR
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
T. Beck Block. Phone 32 FOUR
THE MENTION
DECEMBER  28, 1916
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WE   ARE   ALLIES
TRADE WITH FRANCE!;
J. C. GHEST
IMPORTATION
ORE—METALS
EXPORTATION
Hardware—Paris Articles   !!
COMMISSION AGENT
CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED
4 Rue Petrelle (DP5) France Paris (9K)
ECHOES FROM ELKO
SMOKERS!
PATRONIZE
HOME INDUSTRY
Established 1901.
"Extra"
"Crow's Nest Special"
"Black Diamond"
"Miners' Favorite"
Wishing all smokers  Prosperity in
1917.
G. DORENBECHER
H. F. McLean
DRUG AND BOOK STORE
FERNIE, B.C,
WISHING OUR CUSTOMERS
A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
NEW YEAR GIFTS NEW BOOKS
SUPERB CUT GLASS
COME IN AND SEE US.
The Sunday school Christmas tree
was held in the opera house, Hirtz
block, on Dec. 21. The house was
crowded with the parents and friends
of the participants of the tree and
other donations from the business men
of the town. Rev. Mclnnes, Presbyterian "Skipper of the Heavenly Sea,"
acted as chairman and in his opening
remarks paid many compliments to
the children's ability, artistic and dramatic. The musical feature of the
evening was a duet by Mr. P. Brewer,
of Elko, and Mrs. Waters, of Saskatoon. The children's program was carried out without a hitch and sustained the chairman's remarks. The hall
was beautifully decorated by the ladies of the church, who acted as waiters and saw that every child got a
present.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Bare, of Cowley,
are spending the Christmas and New
Year holidays with Mrs. Bare's parents, the Lethchers, Square Deal
Ranch, Roosville VaVlley.
I. M. Watson, J. M. Watson and J.
P. Stocks, of the 225th, are spending
the holidays at their homes in the
Roosville Valley.
Miss E. B. Paterson, school teacher
at Roosville, left on Dec. 23 for her
home at Port Haney for the holidays,
via the G. N.
Jim Thistleebeak says, just because
a woman is married and'has to do her
own housekeeping is no reason why
she should go around the house all
day looking like something the dog
had  dragged in.
A big band of Tobacco Plains Indians passed through Elko on their
way to the St. Eugene Mission for
their Christmas duties.
Miss Lynn, of Fernie, is the guest
of the Misses Sylvia and Esther Scott
at the Geo. H. Scott ranch at the International Boundary Line, Roosville
Valley, this Christmas.
Ignorance may be bliss but that
does not keep a woman from opening
her husband's mail.
Several of the business men in Elko
have shaved their mustaches off so
they can smoke their cigars shorter.
Messrs. Richardson and Harmour,
game wardens, were down in the Gold
Creek country and Tobacco Plains
last week on business.
The Hawkshaw of Waldo was down
to Flagstone on Saturday.
An Alberta syndicate is looking
over the Roosville Valley timber with
the intention of putting in a mill.
Jim Thistlebeak is spending his
Christmas holidays down on Tobacco
Plains.
A large band of Peigans passed
through Elko on their way to Tobacco
Plains to attend the big Black Tail
dance.
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.
The  Roosville  Cash  Stores
Fred Roo, Prop.
Elko, Roosville & Flagstone
British Columbia
SECOND HAND STORE
GUS RADLAND
CALL IN AND SEE US BEFORE
NEW YEAR
FERNIE, British Columbia
Another Class in History
ORPHEUM
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THEATRE
"The Home of Good Pictures"
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Dec. 29 and 30.
Lillian Gish in
"An Innocent Magdalene"
Triange Fine Arts, Five Acts
Douglas Fairbanks in
"The Mystery of
The Leaping Fish"
Two Part Comedy
MONDAY & TUESDAY
Jan. J and 2
LOUISE LOVELY
in the Bluebird Photoplay
"Tangled Hearts"
Love sickness and a barb wire fence
are both hard to get over.
Put yourself in your enemy's place
and you will cease abusing him.
The charitable man never has to
wait long for a chance to get busy.
There is at least one redeeming
feature about air castles—we do not
have to pay taxes on them.  .
A man is not necessarily a coward
because he refuses to argue with a
woman. He may merely have good
sense.
"Aren't you ashamed to hit such a
little fellow as that?"
"Naw. We're playin' war and he's
Belgium. He's supposed not to want
me to go through his back yard and
I'm going through."
Dr. JOHN BARBER
DENTIST
Office: Over Bleasdell's Drug
J.-F. Block.
EVENINGS    BY    APPOINTMENT
Telephone I2J.   Fernie, B.C.
S^Oj
SHU-SHI
For   Soldiers
HARGREAVES CANADA LIMITED
Toronto.  Ont.
William's Drug Store
Cor.   Fort  and  Government
Mail  Orders Promptly  Filled
VICTORIA,  B.C.
"Johnny," not "Tommy"
KENNEDY & MANGAN
Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash & Doors
Office & Factory Opposite G.N. Depot
"BEAVER BOARD"
Fernie, B.C.
The Greeks in Salonika have drop-
ed quite naturally into the habit of
calling our soldiers "John" and
"Tommy," just as the Greeks, Turks
and Bulgars hailed them as "Johnny"
in the Crimean war.
LADIES
When In  Fernie,  go  to
MRS. COLTON
For HATS
"Peg o' the Ring'
Episode No. 6
WEDNESDAY and
THURSDAY
Wm, S-Hart in
 "The Primal Lure"
Triangle Kay-Bee—Five Acts
"The Love Comet"
Two Part Keystone
THE MENTION
In spite of the advance in the cost of paper. In
spite of the many hardships of engineering a small paper through these strenuous times, we shall not advance
the cost of The Mention to the subscribers. This is one
of our New Year resolutions. Please mention this to
your friends: "Subscribe to The Mention, One Dollar
a Year."
SUBSCRIBE NOW
'UNION IS'
.STRENGTH,
PRODUCE SOMETHING
BETTER
The true patriot in 1917
will be the citizen who causes
two blades of grass to grow
where only one grew before.
This is the slogan of the Canadian Credit Mens Trust Association, of Winnipeg, Man.,
who are the publishers of the
Credit Men's Journal, a
monthly periodical of exceptional interest to all business
men.
V
- BAPC0
Paint
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 j
FERNIE, B.C. 1
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.
Stay at the
STRATHCONA
HOTEL
SIX STORIES OF SOLID
CONCRETE
Victoria, B. C.
NOW   OPEN
ISIS THEATRE
TO-NIGHT
Pauline Frederick
IN
"AUDREY"
Five Reel Drama
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
"THE RAGAMUFFIN"
Five Reel Comedy Drama   1
NEXT WEEK
"PASQUALE"
with George Beban
"SALESLADY"
with Hazel Dawn
Under New Management
THE ISIS THEATRE
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