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The only paper In th* Interior af
British   Columbia   -tarrying   tha  full
nrvloa, of  tha   Weatern
Press over Ita own leaaed wire.
jplljReport"oii'Request for
Bonus Wanted
|istrict Executive Meeting
Today to Discuss
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
IFBRNIB, B. C.i Jan. 16.—Operations
.tho mines suspended here today,
!ao..at Bellevue and Frank, with a
[•wsiblllty that Blalrmore as well will
f idle.
(Michel,   Coleman,   Carbondale   and
I her pass camps continued working
■day and cessations are not probable
fitll the men receive information as
! the suggested settlement of the war
J-mis lnorease.
I The cause for the stoppage here Is
|,trib«ted to the fact that the men de-
Ire the full report from Vice-President
liggs, who has been present at the Ot-
Iwa negotiations, although they were
llvlsed that the result was a S% per
lint increase In earnings.
IjA mass meeting of Fernie miners
[as held this afternoon with w. Ora-
, district president, Thomns Biggs,
Ice-president, and A. J. Carter, sec-
I'tftry, attending. All matters pertain-
to t|lo proposed settlement were
J.'esented to the meeting, and tho offi-
|»rs urged a return to work, but the
Inal decision of the meeting by moro
lian two to one was that work be
lispended till receipt of definite as-
litrance from the government regard-.
Ig the application of the bonus.
lPrank local adopted a similar resolu-
|>n today, while Bellevue decided not
j return to workjmtll Si\*3jlny, t^yd-
Ig tricelpt of complete information.
lie district exeoutlve board of minors
■ill convene at Calgary tomorrow to
mcuas the situation nnd endeavor to
lid a solution, Meanwhile Instructions
live been Issued to the men asking
Tiem to resume work and continue on
lie Job till the policy of tho board ro-
liecting the proposed settlement Is an-
rompt   and   Vigorous   -Measurer*,   by
|Qbvernment and Lumbermen Advised to Save Trees.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
lOTTAWA, Jan. 16—The statement Ih
lide In "Conservation," the monthly
Idletln issued by the commission of
[tiservatlon, that if white pine la to
saved, prompt and vigorous meas-
i must be adopted by the govern-
jants and cooperation of tho lumber-
■fin and forestera secured to combat
■'U blight attacking; the trees.
During the last year those Interested
the whito pine of Canada and tho
ilted     States   have    been    greatly
rmed by the very serious outbreak
the whito pine blister rust.    This
lease, which Is due to a fungus slm-
.r to wheat rust, has possibly de-
iyod all the white pine und other
e-leaved   pines   In   Europe   and   Is
'pposed to have been Introduced Into
^rth America by the Importation of
fected nursery stock from Germany
d Holland during the Inst six years.
(By Daily NewH Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Jan. 16—Telegraphing
from Amsterdam Router's correspondent says the Prussian diet
opened in Berlin today with a
speech by tho presidont of the
chamber, who expressed the hope
that the New Year would brinj
peace. He described the peace
conditions of the entente as outlined in the recent note to President Wilson as exorbitant ahd
"couched in impertinent language"
and declared that Germany's only
possible answer was by "force of
Puzzles    Naturalists,    When    Strange
Collection  is  Landed,  But   Is -
Classed as "Tapir."
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Jan. 16.—Long
shoremen working on the Canadian
Pacific liner Empress of Russia today
had to face the task of landing a nie
nagerle consisting of 70 blrdH, 200
monkeys, some snakes, a tiger, a blnck
panther, and a mysterious beast which
puzzled the naturalists.
The beast Iiob blue eyes, Is black on
Its forward section and white aft, has
a probosls which looks as if nt ono
time in its career it nttempted to be
an elephant, but was snubbed, and Is a
vegetarian, with tho exception of
special diet of ants which it regards
as a delicacy.
Eventually It was decided that the
beast was a "tapir." The menagerie
Is bound for Chicago.
King  of  Sweden   Points  to  Profound
Gravity of the Times—Appeals
for National Unity.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Jan. 16.—At the opening
of the riksdag todny, says Reuter's
Stockholm correspondent, King Ous
tuve's speech from the throne const!
tutcd a serious appeal to the Swedish
nation in the grave circumstances of
the  third  year  of war.
"To the present," said the king, "we
have been able, by the grace of God,
to avoid being drawn into tlie war.
But tho effects of the war, none the
less, liave inflicted on us many suffer
Ings and the longer it lasts the greater
will become our difficulty. AVe cannot
shut our eyes to the profound gravity
of tho present hour."
King  Gustavo made on  appeal   for
national unity and announced the need
of   maintaining  tlie   special   propar
tlons of the land and sea forces which
hitherto has been Judged indispensable.
The king added that it was the duty
of alt the neutral states lo maintain
International law and care for their
common and legitimate interests. Ho
said a desire to contribute to the establishment of a durable peace had Induced Sweden lo enter into relations
with other neutrals, especially the
other two Scandinavian kingdoms,
with a view to common deliberation.
"I trust the cooperation already effected," said the king, "will In-* further
strengthened ' and   extended."
Reference was made by Ihe king to
the food difficulties arising from hindrances placed on Swedish Imports by
tho belligerent powers and he announced the Intention to submit bills
to parliament which would involve
heavy state expenditures, aiming at reduction of the high prices of foodstuffs
In the interests of the poorer classes
and to provide a war bonus for state
officials. The king concluded by announcing various financial and economic measures which are to be submitted to parliament.
Lmoua     Financiers    Called—Lawson
' Repeats Lansing and Bernstorff
Were Named by Henry.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
IWASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—Spreading
Tdragnet over tho financial district
J'New York, tho house rules commlt-
m today extended the peace note leak
£ estlgation to a general Inquiry Into
stock  market.    At  nn  executive
Beting the committee considered the
p-mbillty ot employing expert coun-
•Mumlllar with financial affairs, to
■iduct the examination of witnesses.
false planned to ask congress to-
Irrow for an extension of tlmo to
\a tho first step In enlarging the
Ipe of the hearings, the committee
fjpoenaed J. P. Morgan, H. P. Davl-
E1. A. Vanderllp, Arthur Upper,
SWexler and .1. S. Bnche, New York
Jflli*. Lawson occupied the witness
Ipnd again toduy reviewing and sup-
rmonting his statement.
At the outset Lawson attacked Rep-
lentatlve Henry's •denial of his tostl-
Iney and emphatically declared that
JSor Henry was guilty of frank per-
»y. In a characteristic out hurst,
■jivsoti shouted bin reiteration that
Ihnd told the truth.
[When. there, is a direct difference
fcoplnlon—stronger thun a question
lyert^lty," H(i)<( -littWjjwi. "ji Is per
fectly obvious thnt one ur the other of
us is committing perjury, deliberate
perjury. Unless your chairman said
the things that I have said he did, I
am guilty of foul perjury nnd I am unfit to bo here, or anywhere outside the
bars of a jail.'1
Again Names High Officials.
Lawson again brought the names of
Secretary Lansing, Count von Bernstorff and Bernard Baruch into his
testimony as the men Chairman Henry
had told him he had heard "leak" rumors about.
In that connection, In answer to Inquiries by Representative Garrett as
to what Henry Cold him about a "cabinet member a member of congress and
a bnnkor" Lawson said ho never had
asserted that Henry hud told him anything about Secretary McAdoo the
mysterloiiH Senator "O" and H. Pliny
Make. The cnblnet member Henry
spoke of Lawson said was .Mr, Lansing; ihe banker Baruch. Tho fact
that Munich Is a speculator and Investor and not a banker had led to a
misunderstanding In the committee regarding Lawson's previous testimony.
Information Lawson sa|d which he received In regard to McAdoo l-'lske and
Senator "O" camo from another source
which'he did not reveal.
After eloso questioning concerning
tho loiter he had received from Mrs.,
Viscount! the ml no lng witness Mr.
Lfiw.-ion (Vas Iempiirarity dljmihsc.l,
Canadians and People South
Must Pull up
Warning is Given by Official of Canadian Pacific
Ocean   Service
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
VANCOUVER,   B.   C,   Jan.   16.—If
there Is not a big effort made by Cana
dlans and the people south of the in
ternatlonnl boundary, the .Japanese will
secure control of the Pacific trade.
This was the gist of the statement
made by C. K. Benjamin, general pas
senger ngent of tho Canodian Pacific
ocean service. Mr. Benjamin left Vancouver last October for a tour through
the orient to ascertain what opportunities existed for the development of
the tranB-'Pacific.
While In Japan Mr. Benjamin stated
that the shipyards were working three
shifts, lu other words, the entire 24
hours, building vessels nnd large ones
at that, for the business that they will
attempt to capture between Ihe west
Canadian and American countries and
the orient.
"Things are humming there,'' de*
clarcd Mr. Benjamin when asked to
give an"Idea of conditions obtaining In
the Island.
Aro Making Money.
"Everybody Is busy; everybody Is
making money, and this applies to the
ordinary workmen, whose wages are
three times what they were a year and
a half ago."
Mr. Benjamin will remain for a few
days In Vancouver before leaving for
the east where he has his heiulquar
As indicating the Increase in travel
bolweon this const and Japan, ho men
tloned that every berth on their steam
ships crossing the Pacific up till noxt
April hnd been bought.
Men   on   Canadian   Government   Railways   Asked   to   V/olunteer for
Military Railway Work.
MONCTON, N.B., Jan. 16.—Twenty
train crews from tho Canadian government railways to volunteer for servlco
on a new military rond In Franco are
called for by nn official circular Issued today from the office of the general manager here. The circular read:
as follows:
"These railways are sending 300
miles of rails and 1200 switches to tho
front to be used In the construction of
a rattWay and ihe necessary terminals
for the handling of supplies, munitions
and men, between the seaboard and
tlie war zone. This railway is being
built by and under the supervision of
Canadian railway construction corps
and sufficient engines and cars arc
being sent from this side to equip
the same.
"The army council has asked for the
assistance of the Canadian government In manning these new military
roads In France and the Canadian government railways are asked to supply
20 full crews, each crew to be composed
of one engineer, one fireman, one con
ditctor and two hrnkemen.
"In order that each superintendent's
district may be represented, I am asking the officers on each district to arrange for the recruiting of two crews.
These men, of course, will he volunteers between the ages of 2] and 45.
They will enlist as soldiers and undergo a brief period of military training,
with the understanding that their employment will be the railway work
above outlined and wllh the further
understanding that they will receive
wages made up of military pay supplemented by railway pay equal lo
their present pay, determined on the
basts of 10 mites or 10 hours for each
day that thoy ure in military service;
also that their seniority provident fund
and insurance association standing on
these railways will be maintained dur
lng their leave of ohscnco'on this most
important work, In which the rond
employees on these railways can render so great a service to their employer
and who I hope form a body of men
where all employees on these railways
will he justly promt.
"(Signed) F. I\ GUTJQMUS."
The number of Volunteers is expected to far exceed the demand for men
for this work,    ,
CHICAGO, Jan. 16.—The Bohemian National Alliance of America today sent the following telegram to President Wilson:
"Today when the allies demand
tho liberation of Bohemia we aik
you to roeall your declaration in
favor of small nations. The weight
of' neutrals added to ths armed
forctc of tho allies can realise tho
hope of the oppressed. Bohemia,
oradle of spiritual liberty, aska for
rea-Hmlcslen cno",n independent
nstloh'j. Wa bo;iooh you to support her claim,"
Borden Explains National
Service Plans
(ncrease of War Supplies
to Maximum is the
Great Object
(By Daily News Leased Wire.
OTTAWA, Jan. 16.—Sir Robert Borders, in his reply to the delegation
representing the Dominion trades and
labor council which waited upon him
this afternoon gave them the assurance
that in the working out of tho national service plans the government
does not aim at industrial conscription. The effort of the national service commission, he said, was based
upon the idea of voluntnry eooperar
tlon on the part of the Canadian people for Industrial purposes and with
the Idea also of increasing to the greatest possible extent Canada's output of
munitions nnd  war  sVppltes.
Replying to the request of the delegation that the Lemieux Industrial
Disputes act should be repealed, the.
premier, without dwelling on tho vari
ous features of the act, said that he
was a believer in conciliatory rather
than compulsory fentures of the measure. Replying to tho request for the
adoption of a policy of land settlement, Sir Robert told the labor men
that the federal government Is working
in close sympathy with the provinces
in framing a land settlement scheme
which will bo of great, benefit to returned soldiers after the war.
In regnrd to other requests made hy
the labor men, the premier stated that
they would receive the careful consld
eration of the government.
During tho earliop1 part of the Interview representatives of the press were
present, but they withdrew at the request of tho delegates townrd the end
Views of Delegates.
Previous to their retirement J. C.
Watters. speaking of the Industrial
Disputes act, declared that It contains
many features which are unjust to
P. M. Draper conceded that tin? gov
eminent was exceedingly busy and had
been since the war started, but he
argued that It was now time that legislation regarding labor should be put
on the stntute books and during tho
coming session.
W. H. Hoop of Winnipeg, for the
letter carriers, said that threo years
ago. Unit class had secured an Increase
of 25 cents. H was wholly Inadequate.
A man could not live and raise a fam
Hy on the wngo of n letter carrier.
Minimum pay of $2.50 a day 1n the
west was "starvation wages" in view
of the high price nf everything including conl.
John Kennedy of Toronto, rnlscd
the question as to the Curtlss airplane factory In thnt city. Ho claimed ridiculously low wages wero pnld
for a 10-hour day, with no allowance
fnr overtime. Mr. Kennedy asked that
IT. as reported, the plant is to be acquired by the government decent wages
should be paid.
At this point Ihe Interview, ut th.
request of the delegation, was contlnu
at behind closed doors.
Needed    for     Railway     Construction
Corps—Major Marsh Recruiting
at New Westminster.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
OTTAWA, Jan. 16.—Tho west is asked to supply within the next SO days
the 1000 men she has been asked to
contribute to the Canadian . railway
construction corps on tho west front
For this purpose companies will be recruited at once in each of the four
western provinces as follows:
Winnipeg, Lieut. Lanfgan; Regina,
Major Robinson; Calgary, Commissioner Garden; New Westminster, Major Marsh.
This Is part of the scheme to raise
■immediately   for  railway   wojrk   5000
men In Canada, this force 'being required for the great extensions of railway construction now being carried
out by the Canadian armies in France
under direction of Col. J. W. Stewart,
the western railway contractor, who
has been appointed deputy director of
light railways under the war office.
In this connection the railway material being now torn up from sections of the N. T. R. and G. T, P. will
be used.
The recruiting In Canada Is In charge
of Major Harold Daly of Ottawa. This
enlistment gives a chance to the man
between 40 and 48 years to do his
share, and also to the men who have
been turned down for slight physical
Many  Killed  Before British Trenches
Were Reached—French Carry
Out Surprise Attack
(By Associated Press.)
There is a possibility that another
big offensive by the entente allies In
Belgium and France is in contemplation. A two days' conference has been
held In London between Premier Lloyd
George and his war council and the
British and French commanders in
chief. While nothing hns been made
public concerning the conference from
official sources, except that it Is described as "important," nn unofficial
despatch asserts that It differed from
the conference recently held in Rome
In thnt military instead of diplomatic
questions took precedence.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
LONDON, .Ian. 17.—"Early Tuesday
morning a hostile raid against our
lines northeast of Gueudecourt was
repulsed with loss before the enemy
could reach oar trenches," says tho
official statement issued. "We had no
"There was some artillery ncllvity
on both sides during the night north
of Dutiehavesnes and In the neighborhood of Courcelotte und the Ancre
valley. Today hostile artillery activity
continued In the Beaumont-Hamol and
Arras areas.
"Our trench mortars destructively
bombarded the enemy front line north
j of Monchy-iiu-Bols. The enemy's
positions in the neighborhood of the
Ypres and Coinlnes canal were heavily
shelled by us and his defences were
much damaged."
French Carry Out Surprise Attack
PARIS, Jan. 16.—Tonight's war
offlco statement reads: "A rather
spirited artillery action took place on
tho Somme front, east of Verdun, and
In Lorraine. A surprise attack carried out by 11s against the enemy
trenches east of Vic-sur-Alsne wns
completely successful.
"The Belgian statement reads
'There was slight artillery activity
around Dlxmude and Steenstraete
quite Intense In tin* direction "of ITet-
Berlin Statement
BERLIN,   Jan.    Hi.—Tonight's   war
office statement reads; "On tho west
ern front there was 110 important ac
(By Dally News Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—Efforts to keep down the prices
Great Britain is paying for grain
are seen by officials here in a decree just issued prohibiting any
person from cabling out of the
country information respecting
the supplies of wheat and corn.
The state department was advised
today of the order.
Manitoba  Promior Speaks  in Support
of National Sorvico—Child Wal-
fare Work Praised.
(By Dully News Leased Wlro.)
Wl.N.NiPEa, .Inn. 16.—Premier Nor-
rlg addressed tho legislature thin afternoon In the dehate on the address in
reply tu the BpeGah from the throne,
riMliiK toward the close of his effort to
a liii'h pitch of eloquence and foellng
011 the Hulijcct of national service. Ho
found It hard lo understand, he Bald,
hotv a*t this tlmo men .could back
uwny from the great cause on some
Dealing wllh the provincial situation, tho premier reviewed the performances of the governmbnt during
Iho Inst year, and touched on a fow of
Ihe projected bills. Ono ot the moBt
Intonating parts of his speech was
that In which ho dealt with tho child
weirare work dono by tho nurses and
doctors sent out by tho provincial
hoard of health. This system, Inaugurated only a year ago, had attained
wonderful success, said the promior.
Only ono memhor of the Conservative opposition; F. Y. Newton of Rob-
n, wan In his place today, Premier
Xorrls commented on the absence of
official opposition, ,
Crops of   Present   Year   Declared   to
Exceed Those of 1916 by
Four Million Tons
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
BERLIN, Jan. 16.—Germany's food
prospects at present are equal to those
during tho first two yenrs of the war,"
says an Overseas News agency despatch today, which reads:
"In reply to recent attempts to make
out Germany's food situation
critical or even dangerous the following figures aro given on the t
"The German crops of the present
year exceed those of the preceding
year hy 4,000,000 tons, of which 1,500,-
000 tons are bread corn. This fact
proves that Germany, for which last
year's crop was sufficient, will bo able
to get along oven better with the crop
of this year. This also Is demonstrated by the extra allowances made
for youths and hard-working persons.
"As to the potato crop, which Is considerably Inferior on the average, the
deficiency will be covered for the most
part by the excellent beet crop. At
the same time, the allowance for malting purposes has decreased 50 per cent,
which permltH of the setting aside as
food for the population of such quna
titles of barley that the shortage of
potatoes Is more than offset.
"The stocks of horned cattle In Germany havo Increased since the beginning of 19X0 more than 400,000 head,
or 2.1 per cent, of hogs almost four
million, or 29.4 per cent. These figures Indicate that Germany is entitled to count with certainly on an
Increase In tho supply of milk and fats,
and this all the more as tho booty from
Rumania guarantees at least an Increase In fodder supplies.
"The possibilities of provisioning
Germany are, therefore, in no wise
inferior to tttose of the first two years
of the war."
Regarded as the Best Solution of Present Problem
Secretary  McNeill -Speaks
of PWDiscuBsed
at Ottawa
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
CALGARY, Alta., Jan. 16.—Walter
P. McNeill, secretary of the Western
Coal Operators' association, who returned from Ottawa thlB morning after
attending the conferences with the
government In regard to the general
labor situation, Informed the Western
Associated Press than before giving:
consideration to the recommendation
of Commissioner Harrison that the
men should get an increase of 9^ per
cent, the minister of labor was asked
by the operators If he was prepared to
guarantee that In the event of the
men getting this Increase the contract
which was entered Into last August,
between them and the operators would
contlnuo until the end of the war. Tho
minister informed the operators that
he could get no assurance from the
men to the efrect that thoy would not
bo back In ten days with another demand and that In no case would the
contract extend beyond March 31, In
view of the fact that they had already
met them half way and were very
loath to enter Into any agreement
which would keep tho district tn a
turmoil with the possibility of new
demands every week.
The government then suggested that,
uhless liome basis could bo arrived at.
tt might be necessary for them to take
over the mines and operate them till
the end of the war. In view of the
fact thnt this seemed the only possible
solution which would give nay degree
of stability to the Industry In tho
meantime nnd might be tho best solution* the government was Informed by
the operators that if they so desired
they would have cooperation of the
operators In this matter.
BISMARCK, N.D., Jan. 16.—The
constitutional suffrage amendment
passed the house today by a vote
of 88 to 21. Statutory suffrage,
giving the women the right to vote
on all but constitutional offices
effective July 1, also passed and
wilt be signed by the governor.
Bill to Be Introduced in Saskatchewan
House Providing for Loans
at Low Interest.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
REGINA, Sask., .Ian. 16.—Premier
Martin, In the courso of a statement
this evening, announced that a bill Is
now under course of preparation to bo
presented lo the legislature at tho session which opens next week to create
the Saskatchewan farm mortgage
board. This board is the body through
which loans will be maitfe to farmers.
I loads will be issued to raise the necessary funds, backed by the mortgages
themselves and the credit of Saskatchewan will bo pledged to Iholr repayment.
Tho money so raised will he lent to
bona fide farmers only, for a term of
30 years, repayments to be made on
the amortization plan, Interest to be
charged at a rate which will repay tlie
cost of the money to the hoard, plus
expenses. Provision Ih mado for tho
repayment by the borrower, at his op-
lion, nt any time before maturity.
The plan takes the form of straight
loans by the board to the farmer. No
provision Is made for the formation of
a company or an association of shareholders such as wns at one tlmo suggested.
(By Dally Nows Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Jan. 16.—It is officially announced that on Monday
and Tuesday Premier Lloyd
George and hit war cabinet had a
series of conferences with General
Nivelle, the French commander-
in-chief, and Field Marshal Sir
Douglas Haig, commander-in-chief
of the British forced in Frunce,
Premier  Brewster  Up  Against  Great
Party Trouble When He Returns
From the East
(Special to The Dally News.)
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 16.—When
Premier Urewster, advocate of the
abolition of patronage, the evils of
which he has repeatedly dilated upon
In his pre-election addresses, and the
abolition of which he Is pledged to
accomplish, arrives back at his office
from his eastern trip, he will find confronting him a problem which has rent
tho Victoria and Vancouver Liberal
organizations In twain and has "started something" In his absence which
will tax his ability as a leador of the
party to overcome. The dismissal of
Robert Renwlck, deputy minister of
lands, for 15 years nn efficient civil
servnnt and against whom not a suspicion has bcon directed, has culminated lu a sharp division between that
wing of the party which insists that
Premier Hrewstcr's policy of no
patronage shall be followed out to tho
letter and the other, which scoffs at
the pre-election pianos of the louder
and boldly takes the stand that to tho
victor belongs the spoils.
Brought Matter to Climax
Division between tho two wings of
Ihe party hinges on tho point of patronage before Mr. Renwick's dismissal
but that event brought it to a climax.
It Is known that before he left for tho
cast Premier Brewster was greatly
concerned over tho determined and
unblushing stand for patronage taken
by a large section of the party, said
to bo headed by John Hart, M. P. P.,
provincial party organizer, und the
man who .to use the terms of one of
his Liberal opponents, was tho "busy
little   promisor"   beforo   tho   election.
(Continued on Page Two.)
Liberals   Nominate   Lucien   Cannon-
Candidate Said to Have Conferred
With Laurier.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
QUEBEC, Jan. 16.—Thore is to bo a
contest in Dorchester county. Lucien
Cannon, who now represents that
county In the Quebec legislature, will
oppose Hon. Albert Sevigny, tho now
Quebec minister, In the coming byolec-
tion. Laid an* Roy, former M. L. A. for
Levis, Mr, Cannon's law partner, will
succeed his associate In the provincial
This decision, reached at a meeting
of Liberals in Quebec city a few days
*ngo, received endorsement today at a
conference botwoen the local organizers and the various Liberal chiefs,
which was held at Salnte Henedhu1, In
Dorchester county, this afternoon, Mr.
Cannon received about two-thirds of
the total vote for tho federal nomination. The remainder waa divided between Mr. Roy nnd Joseph Dussault.
The convention was presided over by
Ernest La Polnte of Kamourasku,
Phlllpe Par adle, the official organiser
of the Liberal party In the district pf
Quebec, wus present and took on actlvo
part. A j
Arguments for Opposition,
So fur as can be gathered, the arguments In favor of opposition to tho
now minister were thut ho had chang-
hls political principles since ho was
elected In mil, especially as regards
tho question of aid to England and tho
naval policy and that he had no right
to invoke tho custom of foregoing opposition to a minister nominated while
his party was in power, since he had
himself broken this rulo when he op*
posed Mr. Devlin in Nlcolet after the
latter had been named In a minister ot
tho Gouln government.
That Mr. Cannon's resignation as a
member of the Quebeo legislature had
already been given to tho spoaker of
the lower house before ho went down
to tho convention was freely reported
Conferred with Laurier.
That Mr, Cannon went to Ottawa
and conferred with Sir Wilfrid Laurier
since Mr. Sovlgny's promotion to cabinet rank was another charge preferred
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ROME, .Ian. 16;—King Constantino
of Greece, the brother-in-law and a
Would-be ally of the kaiser, is to be
deposed, and a relative of the King of
Italy placed on his throne, it is understood here. This Is regarded us the
most momentous decision reached at
the conference of allied chiefs hero
10  days ago.
Has Wireless to Berlin.
PARIS, Jan. 16.—A Havas despatch
from Saloniki, dated Jan. 13, says tho
Greek government has constructed,
hastily, a wireless station at Larlssa
and is in constant communication by
code with'Berlin. The entente ministers are still in the harbor al Kerat-
sinl. near Athens.
Three Steamers Lost.
LONDON, Jan. M.—According to an
unconfirmed report, received by Lloyd's
the British steamship Brookwood, 3093
tons, and the Norwegian steamer Thol-
mu, ISflU tons, have been sunk. The
Norwegian steamer (Iraafjeld. formerly
the Alfred Dumos, 129 tons, hus been
destroyed   through  striking a  mine.
French Repulse Raid.
PARIS, Jan. IB.—A German raid In
tho Somme region last night made under cover of the lire of shells containing asphyxiating gas was repulsed by
the French, the war office announces.
Elsewhere on tho front thero was little
except for artillery fighting and outpost  skirmishing.
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against him by his opponents. On tho
other hand, the rumor persists that -Sir
Wilfrid sent a telegram to local organizers deprecating opposition.
That it will be a bitter fight is
generally predicted by both sides. The
shortness of the period allowed for the
struggle and a semblance of personal
animosity between the two chief ean-
lldates probably Will make it historic
ii   this   respect.
The Conservatives assert that their
slogan will be, "Country before party,
and  the  war before everything."
They point out not a single new
Conservative minister has been opposed since the beginning of the war,
and they refer to the correspondence
between Sir Robert Borden and Sir
Wilfrid Lauder last year in wiiich Sir
Wilfrid professed to be averse to any
opposition in byeleciions rendered nee-
pssary by the death of a minister.
Hon. K. L. Patenaude will undertake
the organization of the campaign for
the Conservatives. Hon. P. E. Bloiulln
wilt render Mr. Sevigny assistance on
the stum]). The minister, accompanied
by workers, leaves for the county tomorrow and wll Intake strennuoiis efforts lo cover every parish,
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TOHONTO, Jan. 16.—No fewer than
eight people wore fined J200 and eont»
or throe montlm in Jail for violations
of tho Ontario tomperunee aet, by Magistrate Dennlson this morning. None
of them had the caHh und the major.
Ity of them will do time. In nearly
every oauc the cbarKQ was having
liquor In their possession in othor
than .1 private dwelling house.
Resolutions Regarding Allowances for
Dependents of Soldiers  Passed
at Edmonton,
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
EDMONTON. Alta., Jan. 16.—The
patriotic fund and R. Li. Bennett's alleged statement that the criticism of
organized labor of the national service
scheme was prompted by German
ugents or motives were the two subjects that gave rise for most discussion at the afternoon session of tho
■Albor0u Federation of Labor today
when the resolutions submitted by the
various loenls came up for consideration. In regard to the patriotic fund
the resolution adopted; and to which
In itself there was no objection, demands of the government a measure
guaranteeing soldiers' dependents the
fullest measure of security In the
means of life, and goes on record as
against the present method of obtaining money through tho patriotic fund
by voluntary subscription.
As to air. Bennett, It was decided
to adopt the resolution as received.
Kb passed the resolution calls upon
Mr, Bennett for a retraction and that
Sir Robert Borden be asked to apologize to organized labor for the extremely rash and ill-timed statements
of his colleague.
Strong   Appeal  for  Increased   Production of Food Supply for Empire
Made by Burrell
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
OTTAWA, .Tan. 16.—Hon. Martin
Burrell, minister of agriculture, In the
January issue of the Agricultural Gazette, makes a further appeal to the
farmers of Canada to Increase production. Ills appeal, which Is addressed
to "the man of the land,'' Is as follows:
"For two years and a half war has
raged through the world, and still no
decision has been reached. There Is
reason to hope that before 1917 closes
the struggle will have been won or
be greatly advanced. Amid the varying phases of the conflict tho fact
stands out more clearly than ever that
agriculture is of such supreme im
portsince. Extraordinary measures are
being taken by the allied countries to
increase and encourage production. It
is earnestly hoped that every farmer
la Canada will strive to Increase the
food supply of the Empire. A still
powerful and unscrupulous enemy
openly avows its intention to try lo
sink all ships carrying supplies to
Englnnd during the coming year. In
the tremendous strain yet to come a
vital factor will he an ample and unfailing flow of food to England and
France. No matter what difficulties
may face us the supreme duty of every
man on tlie land Is to use every
thought and every energy In the direction of producing more and still
German  Foreign Secretary  Reports on
Sinking of Norwegian and British
Steamers by Submarines.
BERLIN. Jan. Hi.—Br. Alfred Zimmerman, the foreign secretary, has
transmitted to Ambassador Gerard
notes concerning the reported sinking
by a submarine of unidentified nationality of the Norwegian steamer Lok-
ken and the British steamer Barbara.
A version of the replies given by tho
Overseas News agency states:
"The liOkken. according to tho Investigation of the German naval authorities, was Stopped on Nov. 11, 1916,
by a German submarine. The steamer
had on board unintentional contraband,
that is. coal for the Algorian state
railroad. The steamer was captured,
and, since under the circumstances it
was not feasible to bring her into a
German port, was sunk. Care was
taken to rescue the crow. Two bouts
containing them were towed by tho
submarine to another steamer, which
took tho crew on board.
As to tho Barbara, the note says:
"According io statements made by
German naval authorities, the Barbara
was stopped by a warning shot on Oct.
2(1, by a German submarine some miles
south of the Isle of Wight, whereupon
tho crew Immediately took to the boats.
Tho submarine commander, after having made sure that tho crow hud been
taken on board the Spanish steamer
Victor Chavrrl, and thus wus In safety,
sunk tho ship."
TORONTO Jan. 10.—Arrangements
have been completod between tho Imperial munitions board and the Toronto harbor commission (by which tho
former will build an electrical steel
■plant with a capacity of threo hundred tons a day. Work is to ho started at once, and tho plant Is oxpected
to bo In operation 'by July. It will
cover nil acres. From 800 to 1000 men
will fee employed.
Arrangement   Made   With   Banks   En*
ables Them to Pay Seed Grain
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
OTTAWA, Jan. 16.—Hon. Dr. W. J,
Roche, minister or the Interior, has
obtained further facilities to enable
ihc farmers of tlie prairies to repay
their seed grain and relief Indebtedness,
Tho exchange charged hy the banks,
in remitting money to the Dominion
government has caused the farmers a
good ileal of inconvenience,
Hon. Dr. Roche, therefore, took the
matter up with .Sir Thomas White,
finance minister, who has been able to
make arrangements with tho president
of the bankers association so that the
managers of the branches of all the
chartered banks in the provinces of
Saskatchewan and Alberta will remit
money paid for seed grain, fodder and
relief advances without charge except
for exchange. The farmers may obtain drafts in favor of the Dominion
lands agent for the district, or the
deputy minister of the interior, Ottawa.
This is a concession mado by the
chartered banks of this country which
will no doubt be taken advantage of
by those Indebted to the government
for seed grain, fodder or relief.
Hon. Dr. Roche believes thai the
arrangement is one that will be appro
elated by western tanners Who have
payments to make to the government.
■HAMILTON. Oht„ Jan. W.—Hamilton tomorrow enters on a three-day
whirlwind campaign to raise $500,000
for the Canadian Patriotic fund. It Is
expected the amount will be exceeded
by $100,000.
Hamilton has Increased its givlugs
from $tio.00o to $116,0-90. The Steel
Company of Canada is giving $2-1,000
this year, besides $12,000 to the Mont
real fund. Many other concerns will
double their glfls, and already the
fund has reached $155,000.
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Tho premier/mado an effort to bring
about peace by Inducing a former
minister of tho gospel now engaged In
commercial. pursuits to accept tbe
office of president of the Liberal association In. Victoria, figuring his
choice'w6\iI*a',vnlte tno contending elements there. ■ The annual meeting of
the association Ib booked for Thursday night and the advocates of no patronage make no. secret of their Intention, should tho "job hunters" elect
tholr men;, to withdraw from the association and form a new organization.
Whether-he anticipated it or not,
Hon. Mr. Patulo, minister of lands,
when he dismissed Mr. Renwlck without rhyme or reason, put the match to
the train which threatens to disrupt
the" party.    ,
. Insultingly Abrupt.
Mr. Renwlck, besides his long service with the government, Is a son-in-
law of tho late R. B. McMlcktng, for
a score or more of years one of tho
ntnlwarts of the Liberal party in British Columbia. He has hosts of friend:t
In the party, ranks and those latter
arc indignant that the memory of the
lato Mr. McMicklng nnd his undoubted
services to tho party should be so
treated. Besides the manner In which
Mr. Renwlck was dismissed was insultingly abrupt. On one Saturday he
wns told by Mr. Pattullo to put in his
resignation. He had no course but to
acquiesce and contemplated putting it
in on tho following Saturday, but the
next thing heard was that the executive council" hnd mot, dismissed him
and appointed his successor, Mr. Naden of Prlhco Rupert. His friends immediately Interviewed members of the
cabinet but got little satisfaction. The
plea that nothing could be done until
Mr. Brewsters* return fell upon deaf
ears. That it was the intention of
tlie government to gel rid of the deputy
minister was Indicated by one minister when he stated that under the
new civil .service blllNlrafted by Prof.
Adam Shortt, it was proposed to place
deputies on the same basis as private
secretaries of ministers, that is, to
make the position a purely political
one. Such a policy is directly contrary to that enunciated by Premier
Brewster to tho deputies themselves
when he met them following his accession to office.
What Premier Stated.
The premier made it dear to tbe
deputies, among them Mr. Renwiek,
that it was not tbe intention of the
government to dismiss employees who
had given good service. Within two
weeks Mr. Renwlck was out. The opponents of patronage are urging that
ut least Mr. Renwick's position should
go to Harry Catbeart, for SO years an
employee of the department.
So fnr Mr. Renwiek is the first
deputy to go, but the names of others
arc being freely mentioned as about
lo go just ns soon as the government
or at least that section determined on
rewarding their friends can dispense
with their services. It so happens that
with the near approach of the session
and the mass of material to be prepared, the services of the deputies at
this Juncture are most accessary, for
In fact, they constitute the mainstay
of Ihe working force and their long
experience is required by ministers
new to their Jobs.
No excuse is too paltry for seekers
after positions to urge against tbe
present occupants. Their domestic affairs are cited as reasons why they
should go. their past careers are canvassed and when there is nothing that
can In the remotest degree be seized
upon, then the past party services of
the would-be office holder is pleaded
as reason why he Is entitled to reward.
The ministers themselves make no
secret of the fact that thoy arc being
bounded hy office seekers to tmtlafy
whom treble the positions now available would not prove adequate.
Brown Boosted for Post.
It Is known that strong pressure Is
being brought to bear in Victoria to
appoint Stanley H. Brown, a prominent
Liberal 01" ward fi. to he the head of
the timber department in Vancouver,
wiiich for several years past has been
filled by Timber Inspector George D.
McKay. There Is also an expectation
that W. C. Brown will be offered the
police- magistracy of Vancouver, now
occupied by Magistrate II. c. Shaw.
Mr. Brown, who Is a member of the
legal firm of Ellis & Brown, Is a
brother of Stanley Brown and secretary of Ward 7 Liberal association.
Rumor has It that one job has been
offered to n, prominent member of the
purity squad, namely, the work of acting as counsel to the forthcoming
plugging commission.
During the Annancc prosecution D,
E. McTaggart acted as prosecuting
counsel without fee of any kind, and
It Is said that if the government will
undertake to produce John T. Scolt to
the investigation there will be at least
half a dozen barrister members of the
Liberal league who will undertake to
serve as counsel without reward, hut
with Scott out of the country, Mrs.
Scott out of the country, Pearce out of
the country and other witnesses gone,
not one of them would consider handling the Investigation on any terms.
Patience Sorely Tried.
Tlie series of delays which have
arisen over the appointment of tho
plugging investigation tribunal has
taxed the patience of some of those
who stood- by tho official party during
tho ministerial byeloctlons in Vancouver, At Unit time these members wero
assured that a start would be made on
tho investigation Just as soon as the
hyelccttoitH wero over, but hIucc then
four weeks hnve gone by, during wiiich
it has come to light that John T. Scott
Is enjoying life In safe seclusion and
luxury In southern California, while
the opening of the legislature Is fast
approaching without any announcement being made as to tbe personnel
of tho investigators or the date of the
sittings of the tribunal.
Berlin  Claims That Two Attaoks en
Lines in Fundeni Region Were
(By Associated Press.)
No mention is mado by Berlin or
Petrograd of the battle begun last
week in the Riga region and which
for several days had seemed to bo do-
creasing In intensity. Berlin reports
engagements south of Smorgon, which
lies between Vilna nnd Minsk.
Hard fighting continues in tho
region of Mndenl, southwest of Galatz,
in tlie Rumanian theatre. The Russians on both sides of Fundeni suffered heavy losses In two attacks delivered against the German lines, according to Berlin. In one of tho attacks Russian detachments entered
German trenches, but later were expelled. Another Russian attack was
delivered against the Teutonic allies
between the Kasslno and Suchltza
valleys.   It also was repulsed.
Rejoicing     Expressed     at     Winnipeg
Meeting At Inclusion of Country's
Freedom in Allies' Peace Terms
(By Daily News Leaned Wire.)
WINNIPEG. Jan. 16.—The Czechs
ami Slovaks or this city at a mass
meeting held here tonight under the
auspices of the Bohemian National
Alliance of Canada, passed a resolution rejoicing over tho inclusion of the
liberation of their mother country from
Austrian oppression In tho alleged
peace terms as outlined in the last
note to President Wilson.
"It Is a great victory In our fight
for independence, nnd out* brofhors at
home will weep for joy when they
have heard of It," said .luroslav Clsnr,
the organizer of the alliance, who was
the principal speaker of the night,
"but It must servo only ns an impetus
for further nnd more intense work.
We must show Hint we more than deserve tho confidence placed in us by
the allies In openly extending to us
their friendship. Wc must always
stand In the first ranks in tho light
fur new Europe, free from tho night
mare of pan-German Imperialism*, al
ways ready for new sacrifices Io rid
the world of tho Austro-Hungarlan
monarchy, of that unseemly wound on
the body of Europe. Wc must bo more
than loyal to tho cause for which the
allies are fighting; our loyalty must
be contagious and more than that, It
must be aggressive."
Message to Borden
The alliance addressed the following
ommunlcntlon to Premier llordcn:
"On behalf ot the Czechs und
Slovaks of Canada, and on behalf of
the Bohemian volunteers serving in
the ranks of tho Canadian army here
and in France, wc take the liberty of
asking you to transmit lo tho imperial
government and lo the allied governments our sincere appreciation for embodying ns a condition of pence In
their Joint note to President Wilson
the* liberation of Czechs and Slovaks
from foreign domination. Wc also
take this opportunity of once more expressing to you the unconditional
loyalty of the Czechs and Slovaks of
Canada to Oreat Britain and her allies
and to Ihe cause of Justice and freedom for which they arc fighting. .May
Ictory greet the arms of their gallant
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Miision   of  German   General   Said  to
Explain   Desire for Not  Displacing Troops
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Jan. 16.—That Gen. Von
Kalkcnhayn nnd not Gen. Baron Von
FalkenhaUen is on a mission to
Greece, ts affirmed by the British accredited correspondent at Saloniki,
who cites Information received In
French official quarters there to the
effect that Von Falkonhayn Is itl Elns-
sons, 22 miles northwest of Larlssa.
The despatch, which is dated Jan. 18,
adds Unit the Greek troops, which the
Greek government promised to withdraw Into l'eloponncsus nre moving,
not toward Peloponnesus, hut northward, violating the neutral zone
where French and British detach
ments have for some time heen keep
Ing tho peaco between Royalist and
Vcnezelist troops.
Gen. Von Falkonhayn Is supposed lo
havo arrived In Greece by submarine,
but the correspondent's remarks that
It would havo been possible for him
to cross the entente allied lines In a
seaplane and in any case tlie object
of a visit which was attended with so
much danger cannot be mistaken."
"For the Inst six weeks," the cor
respondent adds, "the Royalist government has been playing Cor tlmo,
\ihlng every pretext to avoid display
the mobilized forces behind us. The
arrival of Von Kalkenhnyn makes It
seem that the Greek plans for com
hlncd action are now mature."
NEW YORK, N. Y.—Reviewing tho
financial situation the Mechanics and
Metals national bank says In its monthly letter:
There is an idea In the minds of
many observers that constant reference, on the part of bankers, to the problems arising from the Increasing gold
supply of the country is wholly unnecessary. These observers believe that
If they would, tho banks could lock
gold up, as It comes in from abroad,
and by keeping It out of circulation
provide a simple and effective solution
of the problems which money plethora
has Imposed. Slmplo as it appears this
solution is altogether beyond the power of the banks to put into effect; so,
for that matter, are several other solutions that havo been proposed as being equully as simple.
Gold coming Into Ike United States
at tills time Is brought here in order
to effect payment for goods exported
from the United Slates; proceeds of
such shipments belong not to tho bank
(which aro but the media through
which the business is transacted), hut
to those who in the first place sold the
goods. Deposited by them In the bunk
until such time as they themselves
can put it to profitable use, the gold
Is madu available as a basis of credit,
by the loaning of which the banks
gain their income. They pay interest
to the depositors, and must lock up the
required reserve as well. In turn they
must secure Interest to compensate
Proposal hns been made that tbo
new gold he accumulated, so 'far as
conveniently possible, in the federal
reserve banks. For a number of reasons such an accumulation of gold
would bo desirable, but even were all
tho inotal now being received from
abroad to be lodged in the federal reserve banks, It still would lie a source
of credit expansion, for It would be
help subject to the daily financial and
business demands of the country.
The federal reserve board at Washington, in a statement Issued In November, observed that It did not share
the view frequently expressed "that
further Importation of largo amounts
must necessarily prove a source of
danger and disturbance to the country." That danger, the board went on
to say, will arise only In case the Inflowing gold should remain uncontrolled and be permitted to become tho
basis of undesirable loan expansion
and of inflation. There aro means of
controlling gold nnd voluntary cooperation of the banks, the board observed, or If heed be, by legislative enactment.
What legislative measures might be
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other organizations embracing a largo
number of his profession. He was
born tn the Orkney Islands In 1866.
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VANCOUVER, B. €., Jan. 16.—
Within a vsry few days announcement is likely to be made that the
Dominion government hat let the
contract for two motor ships of
wooden construction, similar in
type to those now being built in
British Columbia for merchant
trade. The government has had
the proposal under consideration
sinoe the return of Hon. Dr. Reid
to Ottawa. A statement was made
public shortly after the visit of
the minister of oustoms to Vancouver, that this was a possible solution of the problem of transportation from the Atlantic seaboard
to Vancouver via the Panama
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taken to help the situation remain!
for tlie future to disclose; In tho mean!
time, and in a manner not now onslll
controlled, Inflowing gold automatical!
ly provides means for large expanslo|
of credit. It would seem therefon
that the solution of one of- the mos|
pressing economic problems of the da!
lies nowhere so much as In the hand!
of the American bankers. It is to b!
believed—and we would lay stress ol
this point—that in just that degree il
which each banker holds a tight rcll
on the sources of credit under his con!
trol, and in just that degree In whlcl
each manufacturer and merchairt rci
strains Ills ardor In entering upon nel
and untried ventuers, will the pitfall!
In over-expansion In tlie United State]
be avoided.
Tho temptation of tho banker wit#|
a large supply of loanable funds
,hanjl, lWP rejy»gni/,c, is the snmc tempi
tatlon as that presented lo the husl!
ness man with a large volume of or!
ders on his books. It Is to make till
most of his opportunities. A comblnal
tlon of low money rales and large inT
dustrtal profits is one whose induce!
meats are hard for both the flnanciij
and business man to resist.
At tin? same time, one's duty In (hi
respect is plain. The amount of mumj
and credit required to support legltf
mate business growth Is definitely litnj
Ited, and until the outlook has clean*
sufficiently, the hunkers of the countrl
nre being called upon to hold expnrl
sion in check, controlling tlie sltuntlol
In such a way that Industry and inull
may be permitted to grow us fast nl
warranted, but not so fast that I if
specter of over-expansion and ultimutf
deflation be made lo appear, and boll
a menace over tho United States. Tlj
events of the last few days, succrccI
ing Germany's proposul of peace, shoi
in one direction the need for cautio!
in preparing for the future.
A too rapid increase in tlie supply !
money and credit will not Increase til
productive forces of tho country, who!
those forces are already being pushiT
lo their full limit. Its only effect wll
he to inflate prices, and carry thoil
just so much farther away from noifl
mal, making the ultimate solution
the present complex world sltuatlo*|
just so much more obscure.
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the ENTIRE NUTRIMENT of the grains, in concentrated, oasily
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ORAPE-NUTS is usually eaten with cream or milk, and the
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GRAPE-NUTS as*** a daily food.
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' W6BWE8DAY, JANUARY 17i 101?
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|| Mining and Markets j
i* ,	
I West Kootenay Shows Net Increase in
Fiscal Year'of Over $41,000—
$26,000 Written Off.
■West' kootenay Power & Light com-
jj pany revenue during the fiscal year
'ending Aug. 31, 1916, showed a net
Increase of; $41,249 over that for the
'previous year, according to the annual
^report of Lome A. Campbell, vice-.
| president and general manager. The
i; report says:
f'Our revenue for the year ending
:; Aug. 31, 1916, after writing off $25,000
(''for plant depreciation, shows a net in-
jj crease'" of $41,249.43 over that of the
[■year ending Aug. si, 1915.
"During the past year the operations
jfof'bur different plants have been con-
j tinuous and the service has given en-
, tire satisfaction to our customers.
'Tor the year ending Aug. 31, 1915,
| our revenue producing load was 8000.7
jjh..:p.l and for the year ending Aug. 31,
f 1916, our revenue producing load was
j 31,152 h. p., thus showing an increase
J in?',powpr consumption over the pre-
I vious yeiir.
'•The producing-mines to which we
i supply power "were compelled   to   decrease their shipments for the month of
Miy, 1916, duo to tho fact that tho reduction works were compelled to cur-
tall operations due to coke shortage,'
I brught about by the scarcity of labor
jln the Crow's Nest Pass section, from
| which a coke supply is received.   The
| labor shortage was brought about by
! the recruiting whlhh has been carried
on  in  this 'particular section  of tho
country.   This matter was brought to
the attention of the Dominion government, who are now Investigating and
I am of the opinion that the condition
that now exists will be straightened
out is the near future.
"During the year we have extended
our plant by the addition of one 20,000
h. . p distributing station erected at
Smelter, B. C. and also extended our
60,000 volt lines from the main line to
said distributing station, a distance of
three miles. Contract for tho apparatus of this station was let Sept. 1, 1915,
and the station was ready for operation on Jan. 29, 1916.
"This station is of modern construction and the apparatus contained
therein of the latest type, and the
operations have turned out to our entire satisfaction.
"Due to tho Increased power consumption of the Consolidated Mining
& Smelting company, we wore   com-
C: P. R'. stock is now soiling under $160 per share. This stock can
be purchased on a 20-polnt margin
at that price. Have you figured
what interest your 20-polnt margin
would earn per annum with this
stock paying dividends at the rate
of 10 per cent per annum on tho
par value of $100 per share?
Consolidated selling around $32
per share would earn just about S
per cent on tho money Invested.
We can get either of the above
stocks for you at the closest -possible price through our New York and
Toronto agents.
St Denis & Lawrence
Phone 39. 509 Ward St., Nelson, B.C.
Boilers, Engines, Sawmills, Logging
Engines, Mining Machinery, Railway
and Contractors' equipment bought and
Vancouver.   B.   C.
pelled to increase our generator capacity in No. 2 powerhouse, Upper Bonnington. in January contracts were
let to the AlHs-Chalmers Manufacturing company for tho hydraulic end of
this installation; the Canadian General
Electric company for the generator and
switching apparatus, and'the Canadian
Westlnghouse company for the transformers. I am very pleased to inform
you that the above companies were
able to live up to their delivery dates,
and it is expected that this unit will
be ready for operation early In November.
"Your plants,, including No. 1 plant.
Lower Bonningtos; No. 2 plant; Upper Bonnington;.and No. 3 plant, Cascade City, and all distributing stations
have been maintained in the usual high
operating condition.
"The repairs on all the above plants
have been kept well in hand, and no
difficulties havo been experienced in
the continuous operation of any of
these plants. »
"I have very much pleasure in stating
that your staff throughout is still up
to a very high state of effiency."
Lucky Jim and Rambler Remain  Unchanged—Utica Gains */2 and
Success 2 Points,
Slocan Star cased ofr % point on
the Spokane market yesterday, Lucky
Jim remained unchanged at 9%, as did
Rambler.at lfl%. Utlbri gained ft,
Success 2 and Caledonia 1 point,
while Standard quotations showed a
drop of 6 points.
Spokane Closing Quotations.
(Reported by St Denis & Lawrence)
Bid     Asked
Caledonia  $ .54M,   %   .<">5%
Lucky Jim    09^       M%
Rambler     19%       .21
Standard 75 M
Slocan Star 25%       .28%
Success 40 .40%
Utlca 12%       .13 Vj
NEW MK 741-4
London Quotation, 36—Prices on Copper Market Firm;   Lead Quotations Unchanged.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16.—Silver, 74»4;
at TJbndon, 36.
Copper firm; electrolytic, first, second and third quarters, 27.50- at 32.50.
Load: At St, Louis, 7.42% ;''at'New
York, 7.B0; at Montreal, 9:29; at Lon
don, £30 10s.
The main tunnel and other underground workings of tho British Columbia Copper company at Copper mountain now aggregate about 5000 feet, or
close to one mile. These workings are
opening up to splendid advantage the
big ore bodies penetrated by the din
mond drills. A trolley enr system Is
being Installed in the main tunnel. The
working force all winter has aver
aged between 250 and 300 men.
Providing preliminary tests are sufficiently encouraging, a dredge will be
taken to Princeton in the early spring
to work tho bars of the Slmllkameen
■and Tulamoen rivers for gold and
■platinum. J. B. Wetherell and L. S.
Hohl of San Francisco have put somo
men to work putting down holes at
different places along the river beds
near Princeton,
The Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.
of Canada, Limited
Offices, Smoking and Refining Department
Purchasers oi Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead Ores
Kusa Spelter Company
Purchasers of All Classes of Zino Ores and Concentrates
Newton W. Emmons, Representative
Babbitt Metals
"XXXX Nickel"      "Copper Hardened"
"Special No. 1 Railroad"
Made in B.C.
Great Western Smelting
and Refining Company
,     ,      VANCOUVER,   B.C.
(The Largest White Metal Concern In the World.)
Decrease In Le Roi Is More Than Offset by Increases In.Centre Star
and War Eagle.
"Ore reserves in the company's mines
In Rossland are about the same as last
year, there being a slight decrease in
those of the he Hoi, which Is more than,
offset by an increase In tho. Centre
Star and War Eagle," says the annual
report of "W. H. Archibald! manager of
the Consolidated mines.
"In tho centre Star the ore 'body
mentioned in last year's report.as Jiftv-,
lng been encountered by a, cross cut
from the sixth level has been further
developed on the fourth, fifth, seventh
and eighth levels Centre Star and; on
the twelfth, War Eagle, with fairly satisfactory results,
"In the War Eaglo development of
the deepest levels was continued without obtaining definitely satisfactory
results as to the location of tho continuation of ore bodies existing on the
16th level. The possibilities, however,"
have not been exhausted. Development In the upper levels maintained'
reserves without opening up new ore
bodies of magnitude.
"In the Le Rol development was continued on the lower level corresponding to tho 13th Centre Star, where a
sulphide ore body containing copper
values principally was opened up. The
winze was sunk to the level of the
14th, Centre Star, and the exploration
of this ground  is being continued,
"The west drift on the 1650 has been
advanced into the White Bear ground,
oh which a lease has been taken by
the company, and a raise Is being made
to connect with the White Bear workings, after which exploratory work in
tho western section will bo continued.
"In the While Bear the workings
havo been unwaterod; shaft apd head !
frame repaired, and new pumping
equipment Installed, preparatory to development.
"At Klmberley, in tho Sullivan mine,
the new lower tunnel was advanced.
Development work wns carried on at
the old tunnel level and on the level
100 feet below. Ore reserves of high
grade lead have not been maintained,
but some promising zinc oro stopes
have heen opened up and considerable
tonnagew of low grade lead-zinc ore
developed. Additional development
work is being carried on to increase
the reserves of high grade lead ore.
"At the St. Eugene a limited amount
of work has been done and the upper
workings of tho mine have been leased.
"At Ainsworth, the No. 1 mine was
'worked during a part of the year; the
shaft was 'sunk another 100 feet nnd
the development of the lower levels
was in progress when operations were
suspended on account of labor troubles.
"Operations at the Highland mine
were increased during tho year-and
shipments of crude ore made Ir6m the
ore body on No. S level. Development
of this ore body and the ground between No. 5 and the upper workings
Is being continued.
"The lease on tho Maestro was renewed niul milling ore taken to the
Highland mill for concentration.
"At the Molly Gibson a small force
of men was employed and some crude
ore shipped. The mill was not operated.
"At the Ottawa mine, near Slocan
City, development work and stoplng
wns carried on with a small crew.
"The Lucky Thought mine at Silverton has been developed by a crosscut which Intersected the vein 200 feet
lower and a connecting raise Is now
being made to the upper workings preparatory to continuing the development.
"The Emma mine, near Eholt, was
taken over during the year and equipped. Development of the ore body Is
being continued and the mining operation extended.
"No work was dono on the Richmond-Eureka, mine, Sandon; No1. 7
mine, Boundary Falls, Phoenix Amalgamated group. Phoenix.
"A controlling Interest was purchased in tho property of the Quotsino
Copper Company, near Elk lake, east
of the southeast arm of Quatslno
sound, Vancouver Island.
"OutcropB and development showed
the presence of fair copper values, and
deeper exploration of the ore bodies Is
now under way."
Production Figures.
The production obtained and the development work performed at the company's mines for the year ending Sept.
30, 1016, are substantially ns shown by
the following tables:
Year 1804
1915-16 to dato
Mine production—     Tons. Tons.
Centre Star, ore  176,494 2,563,247
Centre Star, concentrates        9
Le Rol, oro 133,226 1,950,221
Lo Rol, concentrates  612
Sullivan, lead ore ..    60,266
Sullivan,   zinc-lead..    30,863
St. Eugene, oro       746 1,019,238
No. 7, ore    7,888
Molly Gibson, oro...         291 5,875
No. 1, ore        3,276 18,127
Highland, ore       1,525 2,88l
Highland, concontr's '892 3,558
Richmond  -   Eureka
ore            36 14,697
Maestro, ore           23 442
Lucky Thought,ore..        622 658
Ottawa, 'ore             85 '         462
Phoenix' -   Amalgamated,  ore     2,493
Silver King, ore  17.238
Bon Hur, ore      5,308 12,075
Hmmn, ore       4,990 135,549
Development Work.
Development Is na follows:
the: daily news
Muklnt,- .Iho iiital -.development to.
dato In. tho. above mlrjejj ag follows:
.   ' Fce;t        Mtloe.
Centre Star group...205,383.0      38.88-
Le R6I     84,1)51.0       16.09
St. Eugene   105,639.5      20.00
Slllllvivn    .. 1.. * B8,070<5;   ■     6.2«i
Molly aibHon       10:677.0'.       2.06-
Richmond-Eureka  ..     9,497.0        1.80
•No.  7    i       5,934.0 1.12*
Phoorilx-Attlal          2,681.0 .49
No. 1        8,381,7 1.58
Highland       12,995.5 2.60
Ottawa"        2,902.5 .56
Sllvor King        3,160.0 .60
Lucky Thought       1,975.0. ;87'
Emma      2,412.0'        .46
White Bear        7,247.0        1.37
Leaders  Make  Substantial  Gains and:
Speculative  Issues also  Prove
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, .Ian, 16;—Further gains
of 1 to 3 points In the usual leaders
and more for various speculative , issues accompanied the course of today's
strong and broad market. .Total sales
of 825,000 shares were more than,
double those of the preceding session.
Apart from a growing belief that
the recent selling has been somewhat
overdone and that the immediate, future offers more ground for hope than
discouragement, there appears to Ue
no definite reason for the rise.
For the most part the advance was
steady and without spectacular features. An extreme gain of 3 points in
United State* Steel to 115 gave plausibility to the rumor that events of importance may develop at the quarterly
meeting of the corporation two weeks
Recoveries of 2 to 8 points in automobile issutir, (ieneral Motors leading
were regarded as a drive against th1
short interests, but . greater strength
of metals, Including Zinc shares, seem
ed to originate In a renewal, domestic
as well us foreign, of last year's inquiry  for these products.
Mexicans, including oils, responded
to the dissolution of the joint commission, ami shippings were 2 to 3 point
better on intimation that foreign
freight rates arc likely to hold indefinitely. Industrial Alcohol, Htigan
American Woolen and other stocks dependent upon tariff prospects mad.
variable but for the most part, substantial improvement.
The inquiry for rails was more- sustained than at any recent period, Reading and other coalers making the pace
for grangers, transcontinental and low
grade issues. Best quotations werf
made.In the Inst hour which also was
the most active.
The firm tone of sterling and francs-
was tho more noteworthy because of
the greater weakness of rates on Her
Un, Vienna and Petrograd, while ex
change on Rome was at the lowest level
since the war.
Domestic bonds /were strong, especi
ally railway Issues. Total sales, par
value,, $6.37.-.,000.. $nlteil States bonds
Were unchanged on call.
Closing  Prices.
American Zinc     36V&
American Smelting 108'%
Anaconda   -..;  -SO-ft
Butte & Superior   4S%
C. P, R 161%
Chile ;. 26
Granby  00
Oreehe-Cunanea    ., ... 44%
Nickel     42
Inspiration -59%
Kenhecott  46 ^i
MHlvalo  61%
Miami        41%
Nevada   24%
Load 60
Republic  Iron      80
Tennessee Copper  14 %
U. S. Smelting  64%
TJ.  S.  Steel    115
l\ S. Steel preferred   120#
Utah Copper  108*4
Curb Market.
Can. Copper    3%
Howo Sound     7%
l^tsrMWiE**"^1* **?
Total Drilling
Centre Star group..     6,954,5 11,978.6
Le  Rol          3,386,2 5,292.6
Doer Park   2,166.4
St.  Eugeno           290.0	
Sullivan     . 3,740.5 1.B4..0
oMlly OlbBon           228.0     	
Number 1 ...,.      U2B.6 .*.,.£*
Highland  ....„., „..      .741.0.    	
Ottawa            329.5     	
Lucky Thought ....       864.0„    	
Hmmn '■-■>       887'° ■ 	
White Bear         417.0 v.,..»
18tQltU   20,974.0
Quotations for Industrials Make Consistent   Advance—Steel   Stocks
Gain Three Points.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
MONTREAL. .Tan. 16.—The moderate Improvement shown In Canadian
stocks on Monday was succeeded by
the broader ami more active trading
today. The volume of business expanded moderately, with a consistent
advance In quotations In the Industrial
section of the market. Brnzllinn
Traction showed pronounced weakness
for a time in the morning, when the
price fell to 48%. Brazilian, however,
responded to the better tone of the
market and the price rose to 45 V& In
the late trading, closing ut thnt price
bid against 45 yesterday.
Tho steel stocks again look their
lead from United States Steel, rising
1% to 8 points; Iron rose \% to 68;
Steel of Canada 1% t o67% and Scotia
3 to 117, all closing at the best. Other
stocks associated with the munitions
group also moved Torward. Bridge, in
anticipation of the 3 per cent quarterly bonus being maintained at tomorrow's dividend meeting, advanced 5 to
167; Cement closed % up at 64'A; the
Car stocks added to the previous day's
rally, the common selling at 31 and the
•preferred at 73%, advances of 2% and
3 points respectively.
Brompton was the active stock of
the paper group and strong at an advance of 2 to 62 on the prospects of
dividend action next Saturday. Maple
.Leaf was up 7 points at 103. Other
stocks continued quiet. Total business
for the day, 8120 shares und $41/600
| A mother's unending work and
devotion, drains and strains her
physical strength and leaves its mark
in dimmed eyes and' careworn expressions—she ages before her time.
Any mother who is weary and languid
should start taking Scott's Emulsion
oi cod liver, oil as. a strengthening
food and bracing tonic to add' rich-
nest to her blood and build up her
nerves before It ts too late.   Start Scott's
minion today—its fame le world-wide.
%au» now., reroute, Oat*, iHi
J. J, Warrarft  Managing   Director   ot
Consolidated Company, Makes
Report for the Year
An epoch In the metallurgical history of Canada is marked by the completion of the copper refinery at Trail.
srnelt-e.r, says.J. J. .Warren, managing
director of the Consolidated company,
In his annual report to the shareholders. He alRo refers to the establishment of the electrolytic zinc plant and
to plants for the manufacture at Trail
of sulphuric and hydrofluosilicie. The
report says:    .^
"I submit herewith the financial
statement (including profit and loss
account) for the year ending Sept. 30,
1916, also the reports of the comptroller, the metallurgical manager and
the manager of mines.
, "The electrolytic zinc plant began
operations In the month of March,
1916. Before it was completed, at the
request of the Imperial munitions;
board, further contracts were entered
Into for an Increased supply of -zinc,
which rendered necessary very large
additions to the plant as originally designed, These are well under way, but
delays In deliveries of electrical machinery will prevent much Increased
production before early In 1917.
"Tho original plant is now working
"In the beginning a number of difficulties were met with and had to be
overcome. These wore perhaps necessarily Incidental to tho standardization, of the production in a large way
of electrolytic zinc. Doubtless Improvements In methods will be made
as the operations proceed.
"The completion of the copper refinery marks an epoch in the metallurgical" history of Canada. During
*.he war, both refined copper and zinc
are readily saleable for munitions purposes; after it is over, thero is no
reason why the entire output of these
metals nhould not be nbsorhed by the
Canadian metal trades and fabricated
by Canadian workmen—a condition
possible only because these motals will
then be nvallable in a refined state.
"The production for the year was
'dlghtly less than In the preceedlng
vears. This Is attributable to the unusually severe wenther conditions of
last winter.
Gold and Silver
"The production of these precious
metals varies more from year to year
than the production of the base motals,
as the metal content in the gold and
silver ores Is not stable.
Acid Plants
"The addition of sulphuric and
hydrofluosilicie acid, plants makes the
refineries Independent—and at a time
when a supply from outside sources is
both unreliable and abnormally high in
"While tho prlceB of metals ruled
high during most, of the year, profits
do not show a corresponding advance
because of the greatly Increased costs
of operating the mines, the smelter nnd
the refineries. Many supplies have
douhled In price—ait have appreciated
very markedly. The workmen have
had substnntinl advances In wages.
Labor disturbances in the coal mines
nave curtailed the production of coke,
which hns forced ) us to restrict our
activities and has affected operating
costs injuriously.
"Finally the carrying on of heavy
construction while ordinary production
wns being maintained inevitably increased tlie cost of ordinary production. This condition will not be a
serious factor from now on, as construction (except In the zinc plant) Is
almost completed."
Concerning the ' company's mines,
Mr. Warren says:
"There have been no extraordinary
occurrences. The usual policy of
keeping developments well advanced
hns been followed.
"Shipments from tho Rossland
mines are being.confined as much as
possible to ores carrying as high a
copper content as can bo mined to advantage.
"Speaking broadly, the Rossland
mines aro gold mines rather than
copper mines. During the war the ro-
turns will, not be as great as if there
were a higher copper content, but
after the wnr, and during normal conditions (which will ultimately prevail)
these mines will show up to much
bettor advantage.
"During the year the scope of the
company's operations having become
much broadened, it became necessary
to divide the responsibilities In order
to secure the greatest efficiency."
Slnco Oct, 1, 1916, the officers are,
says the report:
R. I-J. Stewart, consulting engineer.
S. G. Blaylock, assistant general
13. H. Hamilton, metallurgical
W. M. Archibald, manager of mines.
T. W. Blngay, comptroller.
James Buchanan, superintendent of
J. E. Miller, superintendent of
M. E. Purcell, superintendent Centre
Star group of mines.
E. G. Montgomery, assistant superintendent Centre Star group of mines.
F. S. Peters, superintendent of Le
Roi mines.
J. K. Cram, superintendent of Sullivan and St. Eugene mines.
Fred Chapman, engineer In charge
of construction of tho smelter.
During tho year a selling organization fbr the products of the company
was established and W. S. Rugh appointed sales agent for Canada, west
of the province of Quebec. Thomas
Robertson, & Co., Limited, remain
selling agents for tho territory covering the province of Quebec and cast
feature of the day was Brazilian which-
was -traded. In- to the extent of about
1450, shares. There was some selling
by those who feared adverse dividend
'action by the directors, Offerings
were well absorbed, however, and the
.stock closed at 45%, the high point of
the day and 1%. above, the previous
olose. iron rose 1% to 67% on small
dealings. Steel of Canada common
improved lVi to 67<4, and Scotia was
marked up % to 116.
Steamships common rose % to 35%
and the preferred rose % to 02%. Both
of the Russell Motor issues Improved
Steel  Issues Lead Advance Movement
—Activity  in  Brazilians  Forms
Feature of Day.
(By Dally Notts'LeaHell .Wire.)
TORONTO, Jan. 16.—Ldcal stooks
iinpCQVed tod^ay under t&e influence of
better news from New York. The steel
Issues led the .way upward with gains
of % to Z% points In most of.tho prb-'
mlnent issues traded in.   The active
4 points, the common at 76 and tha
preferred at 104.
Cement common made a gain ot % to
64%. Mackay common, held steady tt
87%, and the preferred rose 1 to 68.
Smelters were up % to 33%. Dominion
Steel Foundry was 6 points up at IMf
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)      -'
NEW YORK,. Jan. 16.—Sterling; ex-
change, 4.75% for demand.
(Additional Market. News on Paga C)
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year, payable in advance.
Tn one of bis works Carlyle speaks of
the "scrupulosity in d-etoil with which
Germans tell lies"—a bad habit in any
liar. Liars should always deal in gen-
feral termw. They usually get caught
when they come down to details.
1 That Is what happened to the Berlin
Overseas News agency, in the statement .It sent out yesterday in an effort to convince the world that Germany was not short of food. The burden of the story is that Germany is as
well off as two years ago, that its agricultural production has increased
4.006,000 tons, its herds of cattle and
hogs have grown. This may or may
not be true; probably it is not. In any
event the Overseas News agency
makes the mistake of embellishing the
story with the statement of detail
that Germany's favorable food position
is "demonstrated by the extra allowances made for youths and hardworking persons."
That statement proves just what tho
Overseas News agency endeavors to
disprove. If food rations are graduated in accordance with the age of the
subject and the work lie Is carrying
out It is obvious that tho shortage is
pressing and that a great many people
are not getting enough to eat. It is a
human Impossibility to establish any
hard and fast rule as to the amount of
food any body of men of a given age
or in a given occupation each need
for proper sustenance. There are
too many other factors to be considered. It is difficult to find two individual cases whose needs are identical
in thlB respect. That is why so many
German people are suffering from malnutrition due to  insufficient food.
News from an authoritative source
at .Athens that Gon von Falkonhayn
had arrived in Greece nnd that Constantino's forces were lo join the German and Bulgarian armies in Macedonia makes it appear that the entente
allies arc soon to face the ro.vali.sts :w
active enemies.
It is inconceivable that they should
riot have prepared for this development. They have had warning after
warning that King Constantlne was
playing them false. Probably the allied conference at Italy reached a decision as to tho military and naval policy, which in the Near East must always be closely connected with diplomatic policy, which should be followed.
'ff"Constantino joins Germany in
taking military nelion against the entente allies, it will mean civil war In
(Greece. The Venizcllsts have an army
perhaps "as' large as that of Constantlne. Certainly It is better armed.
The entente will have Neen to that and
undoubtedly with its country's constitutional freedom at stake, It will fight
Constantino as willingly as it would
fight the Bulgars.
Nationalist Influence is obviously responsible for the decision of the Mb-
erols of Dorchester constituency, Que-,
bee, to oppose Hon. Albert Sevigny, the
new minister of inland revenue, at tho
(forthcoming byelection.
On the Borden naval bill, which was
bitterly opposed by Mcnrl Itourassa,
Mr. Sevigny gave vigorous support to
the government. In tho Chateauguay
election, when the naval bill was tho
main Issue, Mr. Sevigny wns the leading Conservative speaker and his eloquent addresses in support of the contribution to tho mother country for
the construction of three battle cruis
era at that time of emergency were a
big factor in the Conservative victory.
Since the outbreak of the wnr Mr.
Sevigny throughout eastern Quebec un
the platform has been explaining to the
French-Canadians tlie necessity for
full Canadian participation In tho war
He has done much to offset, the Bou-
rassa and Lavcrgnc anti-war propa
Naturally he has antagonized the
element which he has beon fighting
and it is now endeavoring to defeat
Appeals whifih Sir Thomas White,
minister of finance, is making to tho
Canadian people to exercise thrift come
coincident y with opportunities the
government offers for profitable ln-
| vestment af savings. More than $300,-
•MOiOM has been subscribed to the two
big Canadian war loans, and Sir
Thomas is now about to put Into effect
a plan whereby the man with $20 or
more can invest In war savings certificates, which bear approximately
the same rate of interest as the bonds
of larger denominations.
The manner in which Sir Thomas
White has handled the finances of
Canada during the war has won for
him the, confidence and respect of the
people. His work In steering the financial Bhip of state through the rocks
and whirlpools of the critical days at
the beginning of the struggle, in establishing a system of taxation which
during the present fiscal year will provide about $60,000,000 to apply to capital, charges, in addition to paying current expenditures and interest charges,
and in assisting in promoting prosperity has been recognized not only in
this country, but in Great Britain and
tbe United States.
He now points out that while Canada
is receiving about a million dollars a
day in war orders it behooves the people to conserve their earnings, both to
meet present war expenditures and to,
strengthen tho individual and the
country for the post-war period of adjustment.
Ball players' fraternities propose to
join the American Federation of Labor in order to strengthen them in
their demands for better terms from
the magnates. But what is to happen
if some one calls a strike and the
players contend that it is not a strike?
Japanese workman in Japan nre getting three times as much pay as a year
ngo, says a traveler on his return from
the Orient. At this rate the Nipponese
workers in a few years will bo making
almost as much as It costs a white
man to live.
The extent to which the use of automobiles is growing in British Columbia is shown by the fact that the number registered Dec. 31, 191fi, was 9125,
compared with 7800 on Dec. 31, 1915.
Canada has 109,000 machines, an increase of 85,000 over the total for 1915.
Canada's total revenue for the first I
nine months of tbe present fiscal year
was $186,856,000, an Increase of about
$45,000,000 over the preceding period.
War expenditure during the nine
months was $170,000,000, almost exactly the amount expended for this
purpose in the same period of 1915.
Tbe kaiser in a statement to his
troops in reply to the entente answer
to Germany's pence maneuvers, talks
of tbe entente "lust for power and rage
for destruction." William will soon
be telling his people that the entente
allies ravaged Belgium, sank the Lufll-
tania, murdered Miss Cavell and in
their "lust for destruction" employed
submarines nnd aircraft to murder
their own women and children.
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War in Hayti.
The Wilson peace continues to rage
in Santo Domingo.—Wall Street Journal,
"God punish England," cry the kaiser's subjects, because his armies find
tho task ton difficult.—Wall Street
That Little Island.
"It's a little island," the United
Kingdom is repeatedly told, that Its
day Is past, that its people ure decadent, that its doom is scaled.
Yet that little island was never so
truly the centre of the world as yesterday when a premier from the ranks
of the people spoke to the listening
universe—the mightiest audience that
ever hung upon the sound of a human
voice.—Toronto Telogram.
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To the Editor of The Daily News:
Sir—I understand that the associated
boards of trade of the southwestern
part of the province will meet In a few
days at Kamloops and that a determined effort will lie made at the meeting
to havo the route of the transprovln-
cial highway changed so that it will
reach the prairies by way of tho l-'ra-
ser and Thompson canyons, the North
Thompson river and tho Yellowhcad
pa«s, Edmonton, and not Calgary being tho objective point at the entrnnco
to tho prairies. Such a change of route
would prove ruinous to tourist travel
for throe reasons, the first being that
the road would be lengthened by many
miles, the second being that the scenery in the Yollowhead pass is extremely monotonous and commonplace when
compared with that at Banff and the
third being that thousands of American tourists who will come west by
the Lincoln and Great Northern highways in the United States will, when
thoy roach Spokane, be compelled to
proceed to the coast by some inferior
highway in tho United Slates, as thoy
will be unable to reach Vancouver by
any Canadian route.
Edmonton is about 200 miles north
of Cnlgary. Why should tourists coming from tho prairies to Vancouver be
compelled to go out of a direct route
so far? A road from Reglna to the
Rockies by way of Calgary would be
much shorter and more direct thnn n
rond by way of Edmonton, Also, Hnnff
is vastly superior in ' sceneb' to the
Yollowhead pass. I came through the
Yellowhcad pa8S by the Canadian
Northern last July, Wo left Edmonton
Ih the morning and It was evening before we reached any scenery worth
looking at. The journey from Calgary
through tbe foothills is much more in
teresting than the journey from Ed
monton to the Rockies. The trip
through the Yollowhead pans strongly
reminded   me   of one I once made
through Druid Hill park in Baltimore.
At the entrance was a sign which read
"To the Sea Lion."   I followed the road
pointed out, and, at every junction
with somo other road, there was a sign
"To the Sea Lion." After a very long
walk I reached the sea lion, which was
the piece de resistance of Druid.Hill
park. It was the same in the Yellow-
head pass. After a long tedious day of
waiting we reached Mount Robson,'
which furnished a sight worth looking
at, Almost all the scenery in the Yollowhead pass has been bottled up and
displayed In that one spot.
Moreover, Spokane, will be the objective point In the coming years of
Innumerable American' tourists. Two
great routes for automobiles lead to it
from the east. One,by Way of the,
Great Northern highway from Chicago'
through St. Paul and Minneapolis.
This route comes west by the Yellowstone park. The other route Is by 'way-
of tho Lincoln highway. This route
passes through Salt Lake City and
there is an excellent highway from
Salt Lake City to the Yellowstone park
from which Spokane can be easily'
reached. If a road were constructed
from Princeton to Hope a direct high*
way would be furnished from Spokane;
to Vancouver, which would be much
superior to the two highways which,
now connect Spokane with the sea.
The one going by Wenatcheo is open
only two and u, half months each year,
owing to its altitude. The other by
way of the Columbia river is through
a district that in some places has very
poor drinking water, nnd in all places
Is very hot and dusty during the sum
mer. The road by Princeton and Hope
would secure almost oil the tourist
travel, if opened up. Moreover this
road, would place Vancouver In direct
communication with all tho great highways of the United States, while a road
by the Yellowhead pass would lead in
the opposite direction.
Some object to the construction of
the road from Hope to Princeton because of tho depth of the snow, but no
tourists will come to British Columbia
in tbo winter, and tho snow in the
Yellowhead pass is quite as deep as it
Is on any part of the proposed road
between Hope and Princeton. Moreover, there are two routes from Hope
to Princeton, tho northern and the
southern, and the southern route, owing to its exposure to the sun in the
south, Is comparatively free from snow.
Tho snow goes away there early in
the year and comes late.
A road from Hope to Kamloops by
the Fraser und Thompson canyons
would be one of the finest in the whole
world from a scenic point of view, and
such a road should bo constructed, us
it would be thronged with tourists
every summer, but there Is no need to
'orce those tourists to go north to tho
Yellowhead pass. Tourists from the
iast could reach Vancouver by way of
Princeton and Hope and return by
passing through the Fraser nnd the
Thompson canyons to Kamloops, then
from Kamloops to Vernon, then froi.i
Vernon to Kelowna, then across Okanagan lake on the ferry and south to,
Pcnticton, then back to the prairies1
by way of Grand Forks and Nelson.
No tourist would miss such a trip.
Grand Forks. Jan. 15, 1917.
Nothing in all America is more significant, nothing more suggestive of
the new day In American life, thnn is
the sense of historical perspective
which is finding new and distinct expression in widely sepnrated parts of
the United States,
Two generations ago, for Instance,
tlie history textbooks used in the
schools of the United States were the
very saddest travesty imaginable. At
their best those school books were
partisan political pamphlets, crammed
with mlsrendlngs of historical facts
and steeped in ignorance and prejudice
In their view of George Washington
was not only the father of his country,
but the father of all free countries
everywhere, and the revolution wns
humanity's first effort after liberty
and self-government. As a result.
American scholars themselves being
judges, the great body of public opinion in the United States, dependent, us
It was, on the lower grade schoots, and
without university discipline In Its
teachers, was a real menace to the nation in every time of serious national
crisis. The vory worst features in the
aftermath of the civil war, In north
and In south nlike, might have been
averted had the mind of the Americun
people been disciplined by the serious
study of American Institutions, and
especially by the history of the long
eenturles of struggle for civil and re-
Mgious liberty and for self-government
which give unity of purpose and a
wealth of meaning to the annals of
'ho Anglo-Saxon and the Anglo-Celt
both In Britain and America. Tha*
jvas tho peril of American politics in
nost-revolution days.
And this same peril of unstable public opinion is recognized by many careful American students today.
No greater service can be done to
the freedom, the democracy, and the
good will of the world at this tlmo of
world stress than the great service
now being rendered, deliberately rendered, by tbe teachers of history and
the exponents of opinion in the United
States und in Canada in their effort to
make the peoples of both nations read
clearly their common title to the essentials of liberty nnd free government. Their unity is not in geography
or even in blood, but it is In tholr
common ideas and in their Institutions
of law and life nnd history.
The ignorance and tho prejudice In
both countries of America, and In all
the democracies of Urltaiu and the allies, will be swallowed up in the clearer knowledge of their common history.
Then the narrower nationalisms that
made wars inevitable will find their
true fruition In the cooperation of the
nations for tho largest liberty of ench
In the common good of all. And In
this high and worthy thing Canada and
Canadlun teachers also must play their
part.—Toronto Globe.
Eve may have been tho cause of
Adnm's downfall, hut men havo beon
at the bottom of most of the trouble
since then.
A woman may not know how to get
off a street car properly, but not ono
of them oyer needs Instruction In the
art of getting In or out of a plate glass
When a young product of New
York's free schools and college writes
to the Ne'iv, York World that "nobody
will ever succeed in placing a gun on
my shoulder and ordering me about or
telling me to do things ngainst my
will," he mokes it appear that history
is not taught in our educational institutions. More thati half a century ago
other young men in this city made
similar avowals at a critical time In
our history and tried to put them ip
practise. What followed was called
the draft rlois in which several hundred recalcitrants were shot down in
the streets of this city, Tho history
of the United States proves that ex
cesstve patience turns suddenly to
extreme ferocity. In these war times
a crisis may be precipitated any day
in which such men us this bumptious
young alien would pay the price of
disloyalty to the flag that gives him
a chance to rise.
Our army and naval records prove
that men of foreign birth and extraction, are as loyal as any others. Tho
trouble is not racial, it ts educational.
Too many youths attending certain
free institutions have adopted the attitude of this young man; and he
appears in the light of their spokesman, otherwise be would not be worth
noticing. ' It Is a fad of the hour, but
tho hour Is a bad one for airing it.—
New York Commercial.
Lloyd George first financed the war
as chancellor. Then, as munitions
minister, he made up the shell shortage. Recently he settled the Irish
question. Then be was the head of
tbo war deportment. Now he is
A convict came out of jail recently.
A friend met him at tlie gate. The
convict, as he shook bunds, said:
"Well, mate, wot's happened since I
got tucked away 20 years ago?"
"There's war been declared," said
the friend.
"Yes, what else?"
"We got a new king."
"So Edward's gone, eh? Who's took
on his Job?"
The convict gave a chuckle of
"Good old Lloydy," he said. "I alius
knowed he'd come out on top In the
end."—Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph.
Those Columbia School of Journal-
Ism students who went on strike recently because thoy considered an
essay on Journalism lu Philadelphia
too arduous an assignment, will probably seek a now, profession after reading in tho Herald recently of tho
quarter hour's work of a Herald reporter.
This reporter, \y|io earlier In the
night had reported a dozen Individual
New York histories without threatening to strike, discovered a fire, turned
In an alarm, blew a police whistle,
ran to the burning residence, alarmed
the sleeping family, carried a fainting
servant from the fourth floor to the
street, assisted the police in rescuing
five other persons and then telephoned
a detailed account df nil these happenings to tho Herald office—all In 15
This Incident is cited not to indicate
that this Herald reporter is moro dexterous than other men in the profession but to give to the School of Journalism students an idea of the work
a real reporter can perform when he
hns nothing else to do.—New York
National service means that we are
to get into the frame of mind which
will cause us to think of tho needs of
the country, to ren|l7.e that the Interests of the state have a groater claim
on us than our self-interest. This
npplies to everyone, from tho highest
'n the land to the lowest. The Prince
of Wales' motto "I serve" may well be
tho motto of every citizen of tho British Empire at this time. There are
many ways of serving tlie nation besides going to the front. The man on
the farm and the mechanic In thr
workshop may be serving the nation
an usefully as the man In the trenches
Every man should be doing the work
which represents his most efficient
service to bis country.—Smith's Fnllr
It is pointed out that the epicure at
a sitting may eat, drink and smoke the
equivalent of munitions to a startling
amount; tho follower of fashion may
wasto still more on dress; and yot a
greater indictment can be levelled
against luxurious Indolence. A series
of comparative values has been worked
out broadly thus:
10 shillings saved, sny on feasting,
equals 80 cartridges.
Bottlo of champagne equals 100
Box of cigars equals 400 cartridges.
Lady's new hat equals four steel
New dress equals four service rifles.
Diamond tiara equals one field gun.
Motor car equals airplane.
Piano equals 100 shells.
Lap dog equals 20 shells.
Amertcanlsm, speaking in tho nc-
oonts of Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge,
member In tho United States sonnto
for Massachusetts, Is a voice crying
aloud In tho wilderness of a European-
izod American republic. Bunker Hill
has no more meaning than a Hill of
Beans to Europeans who wero born or
who board in tho United States. Henry
Cnbot UkIko Is not tho sort of an
American who feels that neutrality in
a conflict between liberty and tyranny
Is a fulfilment of the high duty that
the American republic owes to Its own
safety.—Toronto Telegram.
The "Iron Clsw" starts today at (ha
Oam. I.        <47o»)
St. John	
Tho German general staff may regard the American army as a joke,
Tho German admiralty may demonstrate that with the combined British,
French, Italian and Russian navies
against the central powers, the addition of the American navy or all the
navIeB left in the world could make no
appreciable difference. But wars are
not won merely with armies and
navies. They are won with money and
the entrance of the United States on
the side of the allies would practically
double the economic- resources of
Prance and Great Britain. That contribution'would be Instantly available.
It would not, be necessary to recruit a
soldier, or man a single reserve ship
of the navy before throwing that tremendous power into the scale against
Germany.—ftew York World,
Robbed   Bank   at   Manyberries.   Alti.,
of $17,000, But Were Caught by
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
LBTHBRIDGB, Alta,, Jan. 16.—McLaughlin and Wilson, the two men
who pleaded guilty to the attempt to
rob the Bank of Commerce at Many-
berries, Alta, two months ago of nearly
$17,000, were sentenced by Judge Jackson this morning to seven years each
in Edmonton penitentiary. The men
held up the manager and teller of the
bank at Manyberries and wore making away with the cash when they
were Intercepted by tho citizens.
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Neutral protests do not prevent the Germans
from continuing the deportation and enslavement of the able-bodied men who were left in
unhappy Belgium—and we are powerless to
stop it until we have won the war.
Meanwhile the Neutral Commission for
Relief in Belgium, administered without pay by
great-hearted Americans, is saving the women
and children from starvation. Here we CAN
help promptly and effectively, by giving generously to the Belgian Relief Fund.
More contributions than ever are needed,
because the higher prices of foodstuffs, particularly wheat, have seriously increased the cost
of feeding these millions of dependent Belgians.
How much can you spare the victims of one of
the blackest, most cold-blooded crimes?
Send whatever you can give weekly, monthly or in ont
lamp sum to Local or Provincial Committees, or
Belgian Relief fund
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ay Lake General Hospital Society, WW
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noon of Saturday the 10th. February,
All Tenders shall be accompanied 1
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cent of tho amount of the tender, as f
a guarantee of good faith.
Requests for Plans and  Specifications from Contractors outside of Nel- J
son shall be accompanied by. a cash ]
deposit of $10.00, which will be promptly returned upon the return of tho j
plans and specifications, whether accompanied by a tender or not, .
Should a contract be entered into I
the Contractor will be required to ]
furnish a satisfactory surety bond. *:'
"Fair Wages" as defined   in' con- j
tracts with tho Government of British Columbia are to be paid and no I
alien labor is to be employed.
Plans and Specifications may be obtained (on loan) from the Architect,
Will Haldano, Nelson, B. C.
The right is reserved to reject any
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Nelson, B. c., 12th. January, 1817.
Coal mining, rights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of
the province of British Columbia, may
be leased for a' term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of II par
acre. No more than 2600 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for lease must he
made by the applicant In person to the
agent or sub-agent of the district of
which the rights applied for are situated. *,
In surveyed territory the land muit
bo described by sections or legal subdivisions of sections and In unsurvey-
ed territory the tract applied'for shall
be staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be "accompanied by a fee of »C which will be refunded If the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on tho merchantable output of the mine at the rate
of flvo cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity ot
merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not'being operated, *%uch
returns shall he furnished at. least
once a year.
The lease will Include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may -be
permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered
necessary for the working of the mine
at the rate of 110 an acre,
For full information application
should be made to tho Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion lands. W, W. CORY,
Deputy Minister ot the Interior.
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4-pound tin .,* 85c
7-pound tin S1.30
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Owing to the advance in cost,
the price of ooal ia now:
Per ton SI0.00
Fer half ton .85.23
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FORT. STEELE,   B. C, Jan.   15.—
Archie Chlsholm, who recently joined
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If Food Disagrees
Drink Hot Water
' When food lies like lead . in the
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and neutralise the acid In tholr stomach.
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S1.45, 81.60 and S1.85
R. Andrew & Co.
Ask for ticket with your purchase. Pair of $5,00 8hoes free
eaoh week. Winning number last
week 12249
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(Toilet Talks.)
Any woman can keep her skin free
from unsightly hair or fuzz if sho will
follow these simple instructions: When
hairy growths appear apply a simple
paste made by mixing somo water
with powdered delatone. Apply this
to hairy surface and after 2 or 3 minutes rUb off. wash the skin and. the
hairs are gone. This is a harmless
treatment but bo sure you get the real
cruise In the south. Pte. Thomas
Chlsholm, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
Chlsholm, expects soon to leave with
his battalion.
Visitors In Cranbrook this weekend
were*. Mr. and Mrs. Davis, A. B. Fen-
wick, W. Tannhauser, U Clark, Mr.
and Mrs. Attree, Miss G. Attree and
Miss M. Bate.
William Carlln hns returned from
the coast.
Residents of this district state thnt
they havo never seen such a remark'
able sunset as was witnessed^ on Saturdays Jan.l3» It*was indrocrjijjiitly
I beautiful. . ;    .     ■ .'.'•''
The "sun dogs" visible Jan. 11 wero
also exceptionally brilliant nnd foretold evidently a cold snap. Tho night
of tho 11th was 10 below zero.
Kootenay and Boundary
For Sprains
Lame Muscles
Absorblne, Jr., brings quick relief,
Keep it always at hand for Instant
use. Athletes use Absorblne, Jr., for
tho muscle that has been strained, for
tho out or laceratVon that runs a
chance of infection, for the abrasion
that painH and the limbs that are stiff
and lame from over-exertion.
Walter Johnson, the famous pitcher
of the Washington Americans, says:
"Absorblne, Jr. Is a first class liniment and rub-down for tired muscles,
I have used it myself to advantage and
can heartily recommend It to ball players everywhere."
Absorblne, Jr. is a concentrated nntl-
scptlo liniment, only a few drops required * at an application. It is safo
and pleasant to use—leaves no greasy
residue. Sold by most druggists, $1.00
and 12.00 a bottle or postputd. Liberal
trial bottle for 10c In stamps. W. P.
Young, P.D.P., 445 Lymans Bldg.,
Montreal, Can.
W. Shaw Made President—Good Work
During Year Reported—New Conservative Officeri.
BLAIRMORE, Alta., Jan. 17.—W.
Shaw was elected president of the
Blalrmore branch of tho Canadian patriotic fund at a meeting held on FrU
day night. Other officers elected were:
Vice-president, Dr. E, H. Grey; secretary-treasurer, J. B. Harmer; executive, J. D. McLean, F. M. Pinkney, J.
F. Hunter, J. E. Glliis, J. Montalbettl.
W. J. Bartlett, S. Jensen, J. R. Smith,
R. Green, D. A. Sinclair, L. Dutll, H.
Burns, L. G. Eaton and Mrs. W. Howe,
Mrs. F. M. Pinkney and Mrs. H. A.
Songs and addresses were given by
several well known local singers and
speakers. At tho close of the meeting
a vote of thanks was given to the officers and members of the 1916 committee for its excellent work.
A satisfactory report was submitted by tho secretary-treasurer, J.
B. Harmer. The receipts for tho year
1016 wero stated to be 12062.95, of
which tl'OO was fowarded to the South
Alberta branch and $175,25 to dependents of Blalrmore.
Conservative Officers Elected.
At the annual meotlng of the Crow's
Nest Pass Conservative association tho
foltowing officers were elected for tho
yenr 1917: Honorary president, Sir R.
L. Borden; honorary vice-presidents,
Edward Michener, M.L.A., Red Doer,
Alberta, and John Herron, ex-M. P.,
Plncher Creek, Alta; president, John
R. McDonald, Frank, Alta.; vice-president, J. C. Hendry, Coleman, Alta.;
secrotnry-treasurer, P. M. Christophers, Blalrmore, Alta,
A public meeting was held in the
evening, among tho speakers being
Edward Michener, John Herron, 'Dr.
Stanley, M.L.A., and John Kommls,
Mil* A,
Commit »• Are Appointed—Postofflot
In West to Be Opened at
Early Date.
(Special to The Dally News,)
GRAND FORKS, B. C„ Jan. 16.—
The Inaugural meeting of the city
council was held yesterday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. Present, Mayor G., H.
Acres In the chair, Aldermen Shea-Os,
McCallum, McArdle, Harkness and
The mayor in a few words welcomed
the old and new aldermen to the council for the ensuing year.
The city clerk reported the result of
the municipal election as follows:
Elected by acclamation, Mayor G.
H. Acres. Aldermen, east ward, James
McArdle, Harry Arthur Sheads, August Schnltter. Voles polled for aldermen in west ward: Charles Bickerton,
73; John Donaldson, 70; Percy H.
Harkness, 109; Neil McCallum, 86; Arthur H. Webster, 89. Votes for weekly
half-holiday: Monday, 1; Wednesday,
199; Saturday, 48,
The following were elected by acclamation for school trustees for ' a
term of two years: Mrs. E. A. Cooper,
Mrs. Agnes Henniger and Thomas A.
The following committees were appointed : Finance: Aldermen H. A.
Sheads, James McArdle and P. H.
Harkness. Board of works: Aldermen
A. Schnitter, H. A. Sheads and Neil
McCallum. Fire, water and light: Aldermen Nell McCallum, A. Schnltter and
P. H. Harkness. Health and relief:
Aldermen James McArdle, Nell McCallum and A. H. Webster. Cemetery
and public parks: Aldermen P. H.
Harkness, James McArdle and A. H.
The council then adjourned to per-
mit the various committees to elect
their chairmen. On resuming business
the clerk read a communication from
the Hon. Martin Burrell that arrange
ments were being made to open West
Grand Forks postoffice at an early
The council recommended Alderman
Webster as a member of the police
and license commission board,
A resolution was moved by Alderman
Sheads that tho city clerk, oh behalf
of the council, send a letter of congrat
ulation to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Neaven
on the fact of their son, Corp. Alfred
Neaven having been awarded the Mill
tary Medal.
A deputation from the school board
waited on the council regarding the
purchase of land adjoining the public
school as a site for a new new high
school. The finance,committee and the
mayor were given power to act with
%tbe school board.
A petition was presented asking for
a district school, to be held In Perkins'
hall, Ward's lake. Inspector Miller addressed the council and advocated a
ward school under the control of the
present bonril.
A telegram has been received to the
effect that Pte. J. Fray, who has been
Invalided home on six months' leave, is
expected to arrive in Vancouver on
Wednesday and will be given furlough
for the purpose of visiting his friends
In Grand Forks.
W. A. MACKENZIE 18   .
Hat Strong Lead Over Two Opponents
—Thursday Is Selected for
(Special to The Daily News.)
PENTICTON, B. C„ Jan. 17.—At
the municipal elections held here on
Saturday.'W. A. Mackenzie was elected
reeve with a strong lead over his opponents, Reeve E. Foley Bennett and
Councillor Kenneth Mackenzie, although he did not secure a majority
of the votes cast.
N. Fi Tunbridge, Mrs. Charles Greer
and G. A. B. Macdonald were elected to,
the school board.
Thursday was selected for the half-
holiday by the narrow majority of 13.
(Special to The Daily News.)
SLOCAN CITY, B. C, Jan. 15.—Rev.
Mr. Huguet, in the PreBbyterlan
church Friday, lectured on the "Issues
of the Great War." The RusBlan Hymn
waa sung. D. Macleod and Mrs.
Huguet sang solos.
"Peg O' the Ring" starts Saturday.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Jan. 16.—The King has
been pleased to give direction for the
following promotions in and appointments to the Order of St, Michael and
St. George for services rendered in
connection with military operations in
the field:
K.C.M.G.—Hon. Major-Gen. James
Melville Babington, C.B.M.G., colonel
14th   Lancashire!**!.
Lieut-Gen. Sir William Pultney,
K.C.B., D.S.O.
Maj.-Gen. Sir Thomas D. Oyley
Snow, K.C.B.
Maj.-Gen. Sir Thomas Lethbrldge
Napier Morland, K.C.B., D.S.O.
Surgeon-Gen. Richard William Ford,
C.B., D.S.O.
Col. Maurice Percy Holt, C.B., D.S.O.,
army medical service,
It is officially announced that a further list of military promotions and
rewards will be published on or about
Jan. 25.
Green Oat Hay
The Taylor Milling and
Elevator Co., Ltd.
Is Given  Presentation by Women of
Distriot on  Leaving for
GREENWOOD, B. C, Jan. 16.—The
farewell party given to Mrs. J. D. McLean Saturday evening In I. O. O. F.
hall by tho ladles of the town was a
great success. There were about 60
present. The main feature of the
evening was the presentation to Mrs.
McLean, by Mrs. W. Fleming and Mrs.
C. McArthur, of a sterling silver card
case. Airs. McLean left on Tuesday
for Victoria.
The juniors of Phoenix and Greenwood played a match game of hockey
in the Greenwood rink Monday night.
The score was 4—3 in favor of Greenwood.
P. H. McCurraoh and J. L. Coles are
attending the bonspiel at Trail.
MOYIE, B. C, Jan. 15.—Mrs. J. A.
B. McDonald and children of Gateway
visited friends in Moyle Thursday.
Miss Mary McKay was taken to St.
Eugeno hospital seriously ill on Wednesday. Saturday her sister Ella wus
taken to the same hospital suffering
with pneumonia.
The miners' union has been reorganized here.
On  Saturday evening there was a
reunion of ploneor residents and new
arrivals.    Tho   program   consisted   of
songs, choruses, speeches   and   step
dunclng and was greatly enjoyed.
Healed by Cuticura
Trial Free
"I iroa troubled with ringworm on my
faco which earned great disfigurement
— (or five yean. My faco
was covored with them.
They wero always sore
»and red and the burning
and itching caused ma
to scratch.
"A friend advised me
Ointment. When I used
five cakes of Cuticura
Soap with Ihc Ointment I was hoM."
(Sujrod) Mm. J.V.* Martin, SpringHiB
Mines, Nova Scotia, January 20,1910.
-Sample Each Free by Mall
With 32-p. Skin Book. Address postcard: "Cuticura, Dept. J, Boston,
U.S.A.".   Bold throughout tha wotM.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
HALIFAX, N.S., Jan. 18.—Sir Frederick Borden left no will.   Admlnis
tration of his estate will take place
under the statute.    It is believed the
estate Is worth about »2r,,000.
Morning Specials
For Quick Selling-Four Specials
Women's House Dresses at $1.39
Good Quality Wrapperette, in a variety of designs on Grey or Navy Grounds. Skirts full widths,
blouses having long sleeves and Dutch necks.   Sizes 86 to 44. Of QQ
SALE PRICE .._ ^Iltf*
> ; 8
Black Sateen Underskirts at $1.50
Three Dozen Only—a Special Line which arrived this week. Good English Sateen, perfectly fast Black.
Have wide flounces and are splendid wearing and well made, in lengths from 36 to 40 inches. ©1 Cf|
Ladies' Skirts at $4.95
1 Smart Styles, in Tweeds and Serges, some made plain tailored styles and others with pleats. Colors
are Navy, Brown, Black and Grey Mixtures. Sizes up to 29 inches waist measure. Values to $7.GO. • A QC
SALE PRICE - 9*tlBtl
Fleeced Cotton Underwear at 35c
the Garment
Separate Vests and Drawers, in Good   Knit  Cotton with   a  Heavy
Fleece Inside.   Full Sizes. QKn     \v<lt.
SALE  PRICE, EACH   «J»»ta      \*P
• (By Daily News Leased Wire.
OTTAWA, .Tan. 16.—A report in a
local newspaper to the effect that the
Canadian Northern railway again will
he looking for financial assistance at
the coming session of parliament is not
generally credited in political and official circles, it is pointed out that
the increased earnings of the company
have been large, while it wus understood when aid was granted last year
that further assistance would not be
asked for. The whole railway situation Is under review by a commission
which was appointed with the specific
object In view of obviating recent appeals to tho government by railways.
This will not be ready before April.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
TORONTO, Jan. 16.—The Ontario
cabinet decided tonight that the legislature shall open on Tuesday, Fob. 13.
On Wednesday Hon. Mr, Hearst will
move that the house adjourn, out of
respect to the memory of the late Hon,
J. J. Poy, Hon. James Duff and S. Armstrong. The address In reply to the
speech from the throne will be moved
on Thursday. Present Indications are
that the session will be over about
(By Dally News- Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. Admiral Dewey, hero of Manila, and
by priority the ranking naval officer of the world, died at his home
here at 5:56 p. m. today In his
80th year.
The "Iron Claw" starts today at the
Gem. (4709)
LONDON England—A second glance
at tho recent British attack upon the
German positions north and south of
the river Ancro does not lessen the
sense of its Importance and the appreciation of Its achievements. At the
same time certain unexplained happenings are a little less obscure, now that
It has become possible to gather Information from all parts of the battlefield, ahd to inspect the strong positions which have, after two years, fatten Into the hands of troops other than
those who built them. Further Investigation and subsequent events show
how much the British success was due
to the clement of surprise. This does
not detract in the slightest from the
merit of the performance, for It Is tho
object of a staff which plans an at
tack to bring into play all the possible
weapons at Its disposal. Surprise is
one of thoBo weapons, and to Its effective use is due the conquest of somo
of the strongest positions on the west
ern front with tho capture of over
6,000 prisoners In the course of three
days' fighting. The state of' the roads
and the atmosphere were such that tho
German staff might bo excused for
thinking that a British assault waa not
As a matter of fact tho staff was
busily engaged ih planning a counterattack on a large scale against the
French positions oh both sides of tho
Homme from Sallly-SallHlel south
ward. Nothing Ui'-the 'previous German counter attacks on the Somme can'
equal the Intensity of this one, but It
apparently failed to achieve any great
result. In spite of the demands made
upon the German resources by the
counter attack the resistance to the
British on the Ancre does not appeal-
to have been any the less strenuous
than was anticipated. The heavy roads
and the sodden ground, the early hour
at which the attack was launched, the
the secrecy of tho British concentration, the new artillery tactics, and especially the change in the direction of
attack produced that "surprise" which
enabled the British troops to take four
or five trench lines Inside the hour.
It was due also to this "surprise"
that great numbers of prisoners were
captured. To appreciate this fact fully It is necessary to recall that the
positions attacked were of the original
front-line system which provided such
an obstacle In the month of July. Dugouts well placed below ground will
shelter troops from everything except
perhaps a 15-inch shell, but while they
are excellent assets during the heavy
bombardment, they are the cause of
numbers of unwounded prisoners being
taken, if the attackers are able to reach
the entrances to tho dug-outs without
warning. These deep excavations,
like Rome, are not built in a day, and
another five miles of the defense will
be deprived during tho winter of the
comfortable advantages which tho possession of them conferred.
During the confusion of the attack
In the early dawn many of these refuges were passed over by the advancing troops, who were unable to
see the entrances In every case. In
other parts of the field units lost touch
with one another, and a gap occur-
Ing In the line, the troops surged round
an odd German trench and isolated It,
leaving -bewildered Germans uncertain
as to what was happening and undecided as to their future course of conduct. A band of 700 thus isolated was
compelled to surrender later on In the
fighting, the British line being far beyond them. Similarly huge quantities
of stores were at first overlooked,
Beaumont Hamol being crammed as
It was considered as being in no danger of capture. At no place were the
burrowing propensities of the modern
soldier more clearly demonstrated than
at the hamlet of St. Pierre Divion on
the southern bank of the river. Here,
in the face of the cliff was discovered
an entrance six or seven feet In height
Penetrating into the interior, the British discovered an underground refuge
under the hill In which the roar of
the guns outside was subdued till It
resembled the murmur of the sea. A
broad corridor led Into the hill a distance of about 300 yards till it met a
cross passage at right angles. Bedrooms and cubicles "fitted with every
modern convenience" permlssable to
those compelled to Inhabit these subterranean dwellings led off the passages. Quantities of stores of various
kinds were discovered, and about 400
men emerged from the cave, to fill the
prisoners cages behind the front. Such
wero the character of tho positions
that tho British had to tackle, but
once they were taken their captors
wero able, In many cases, to stroll
about the open at their leisure, the
volume of the German fire being curiously small at certain moments and
Tho tanks were brought Into action
at two points, of which tho St. Pierre
Divion sector was one. This particular machine apparently got Into difficulties and sat down to await events
with that serene composure and seeming incapacity which is characteristic
of Its kind at certain moments. Without doubt the interior of the machine
was a centre of Industry, but the observers on the German trenches could
see nono of these things. Acting on
assumption they swarmed out. They
fired at the impenetrable hide ot the
tank, thoy turned machine guns on it,
they threw bombs on it and tried to
blow It up from underneath. Finally
they tried to upsot It by improvised
levers. But it was all of no avail. Suddenly tho tank revived; Its portholes
opened and tt began to fulfill the function for which It had been designed.
Eventually tho Infantry came up and
rescued It from a situation which had
becomo embarrassing to both sides—
especially to the Investigators from tho
German trenches.
SUch was one of the many incidents
of this "soldier's battle" fought over
the hills and dales of the Ancro valley. No two units in the advance met
the same oroblems nnd encountered
similar difficulties, for all in front of
them was unknown and once the battle
is begun Individual units aro often Isolated. As a matter of fact—that communication was at all possible during
the actlonfr'was amazing, especially in
the absence of aeroplanes. Another
difficulty was the mud, but this did
not affect all the parts of tho line
alike. On the northern flank ot the attack—between Hebuternc and Serro—
very little progress was made. Whether the attack at this point was in
the nature of a diversion, or whether
tho story of July 1 was repeated, Is
not yet revealed. What Is known is
that an extra five miles has been added to the length of front on which the
defenders have been ejected from tho
strongest and most comfortable trcn*
ches, the variations that can take placo
in the direction of attack have been in
creased, and a rearrangement of tho
German gun positions has bocn necessitated which should have an imme
diato and relieving effect on other
parts of the British front between the
Ancre and the Somme.
THE HAGUE. Holland—At the present moment a voyage to Englund Is
a complicated and lengthy business.
Two Dutch lines have abandoned tholr
services to and from Britnin. Another
line now refuses passengers. The only remaining line has been requisitioned by the British consul -genernt
at Rotterdam for the transport of the
720 British civilians who havo been released from internment at Ruhlebcn,
Germany and arc returning home.
To cross to Britain would, therefore,
be practically impossible, were It not
for the Holland-America line, which
agrees to carry passengers to Britain
on tho following conditions: A written declaration from the British mln-
Guaranteed high class furs, nice selection kept in stock or made to order
from selected skins. Customers' fum
made up. remodeled and repaired.
Skins dressed and mounted at moderate prices. Best price paid for raw skint,
G. GLASER, Manufacturing Furrier,
416 Ward St., Nelson, B. C.   Phone 106
lstcr in Holland is required to the effect that the authorities will allow the
applicant to land at Falmouth.    '
The third home game of the Koote-
nny-Boundary league will be pulled
off at the skating rink tonight between Rossland and Nelson.
Combing Won't Rid
Hair of Dandruff
The only sure way to get rid of dandruff is to dissolve It, then you destroy It entirely. To do this, get about
four ounces of ordinary liquid arvon;
apply It at night when retiring; uso
enough to moisten the scalp and rub
it In gently with the finger tips.
Do this tonight and by morning
most, if not all, of your dandruff will
be gone nnd three or four more applications will completely dissolve and
entirely destroy every single sign and
trace of It, no matter how much dandruff you mny have.
You will find, too, that all Itching1
and digging of the scnlp will stop at
once, nnd your hair will be fluffy,
lustrous, glossy, silky and soft, and
look and feel a hundred times better.
You can get liquid arvon at any
drug store. It is inexpensive and never
falls to do the work.
H.roinD of ths "Iron Claw," Paths',    treat .trial   First chspt.r to bo
at G.m Th»«tr« tonight.
 pact 4* x-
LONDON.Speaking at a luncheon in
his honor gfvt'ii by the Aldwych club
Sir Honry Le Bas presiding, Lord
Derby gave part of the. Innor history
of the recent political crisis, although
ho did not add a. great, deal to the" information which had leaked- out from
day to day to the press. His speech
was summarised in cable despatches.
At the outset Lord Derby said 'he desired them to understand1, that what he
had to- say to them represented*'his
feelings, unconcealed by any word intended-, to, conceal meaning, lie now
found himself involved, certainly without his own seeking, In. a political
crisis, when all sorts of accusations
were bandied- about respecting intrigues, and disloyalty, I never will
bo disloyal.and 1. never will enter into
an intrigue, Lord Derby declared vigorously. 1 know of no intrigue and I
would, never have been in one If 1
had known it.
Even in the minor office he held at
tho time it became apparent, especially
in the matter of mnn-ppwer, /that
there was not sufficient grip by the
governmlng. powers of the-position;'of
the day. What was required wus a
small committee, who would not only
consider- matters and give a decision,
but would have power to make all departments carry out the decisions ho
arrived at. Unless that was done and
quickly done, there was the grent danger that the plans of their general
staff, whether in the ense of the army
or navy, might fall in the forthcoming
year. That wns not" a moment when
anyone who occupied a suhordlnute,
but still somewhat responsible position could remain silent, and when Mr.
Lloyd George astte dLord Derby to associate himself with him in submitting
to the prime minister a proposnl for
tho amelioration of the existing .state
of affairs, he felt amply justified in
doing so.
The proposal was that tho war committee should consist of a smaller
number of men and should practically
constitute the cabinet of the country
und that Its duties should be carefully
to consider every proposal! and, looking forward, to anticipate as tar as
any human being could; all that might
come from a policy which they adopted, and having adopted a policy to
stick to it nnd see it through tt) the
best of their ability. The proposal"
mode was that the committee should
consist of a smaller number of men
than at present and that the prime
minister, whose duties were so great
that he could not always presldo over
a committee which ought'to sit nil day
and every day, should atend whenever
he considered it desirable*and nntur-
ully when he attened- it would be us
the chairman pf that committee. Of
course In his absence there should be
another chairman, property delegated
to take his place and Lord Derby felt
that fur that chairmanship there wus
certainly one ma nwho would bo. designated by, the whole country an the
right man. There was n further power
given to the prime minister, and that
was to veto any proposal' which the
committee might wish to put forward.
i support Mr, Lloyd George, Lord
Derby went on, with no motive whatever,   except  to  obtain  a  thoroughly
H^»-M ♦♦*-tl+ >».».♦ »»■♦»♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦ » ♦ ♦ A.++4-4
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.Game Close Until Final Period, When'
Rosebuds Slackened and  Metropolitans Scored  Heavily        "jv
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
PORTLAND; .Ian, 1G.—Seattle tightened Its grip, on first place In. the
Pacific Coast league race, when the
Metropolitans defoated the Rosebuds
' here tonight by a score of ti to 2. AN
though several of the visiting players
were in bad shape*owing to injuries,
the team played in winning form.
The'gnme 'wa»-close ■until- the final
period, when..the Rosebuds weakened
and Seattle ran in three straight goals,
'First period: Seattle, Morris from
Walker, 11:18; Seattle, Morris; 2:04-;,
Portland, Ir-vin,.. 4:82.    / .. .   -   .
Second- period: Seattle,. Foyston
from Walker, 1:55; Portland, Loughlin. 9:*DS.
Third period: Seattle, Foyston from
Morris, 6:15; Seattle, Foyston from
Morris, 2:57: Seattle, Walker, 5:58.
Seattle. Portland.
Holmes'   ..'. ......;.'   Murray
Rowe    Laughtln
Cover   Point.
Carpenter       Johnson
. Rover.
ifoyslon   Tobln
Monis     Irvln
Right Wing.
Wilson       Marples
Lett Wing.
Ullcy   Harris
Johnson  ...
Desireau ..
.Cover point
Davidson ..
Murphy ...
. .Left wing.
Hacking ...
..Right wing
Curlers. From All Parts, in Attendance
at  Rink—[ce in Excellent
(Special to The Daily News.)
1-RA1U B. Ci. Jan*. 16.—Tho big
event in the bonspiel at Trail, which
wns opened todny, was the match,
'All.Coiners vs. Trail, which the visitors won hy 121 points to 112, Curlers
from all parts of Koetemty-Bouudnry
were present, nnd the honsplel promises to hr ono of the most interesting
and successful ever held. The Ice fa
In splendid condition, i-'ollowlng nre
the details of the All Comers vs. Trail
Hodgson. Nelson. 11; McLeod. Trail,
Miller, Phoenix, !>: Dr. Thorn. Trail,
McGregor, Pentlcton, 12: Woodburn,
Trail,  10.
JRichardson. N'elson, 8: Mcl-achlan,
Trail. 10,
Mclntyro, Pentlcton. 13: Dr. Coglln,
Trnll, S.
McQuestin. Pentlcton, 8: Williamson, Trnll, 11.
Atwood, Grand Forks, 10; Johnstone. Trail, i).
Smyth, Nelson, 14; Morton, Trail, 10.
Guthrie, Nelson, Ii; Har-lewood.
Trail, 12.
McConnn, Phoenix, IS: Brown, Trnll,
Totals: All Comers, 121; Trail, 112.
I By Dally News Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 10.—Billy Miske
of St. Paul outfought Jack Dillon of
Indianapolis in a 10-round bout in
Brooklyn tonight. 'Mlalte had the hotter of every round except tlie seventh,
In which Dillon held him even. Miske
weighed 17n pounds and Dillon 172.
Dillon started with a rush, hut Misled
waa too fast fnr him. ho frequently
beating Dillon to tho punch. At Infighting Miske wus tho superior. Dillon
held on after receiving hard rights to
the jaw In the eighth.
MIeko injured his hand during the
contest, and It may cause him to cancel any engagements which ho hnd arranged for the near future.
Heavy Score I. Run Up Against Th.m,
Though Gams WMjtKs.it
and Exciting,    ■ ^
1 (Special to The Doily News.)
KASLO, B. C, Jan, 17.—The. Kaslo
hockey team was defeated by a scoro
of 15 to 2 in the second game of the
Slocan hockey league, played here last
night between Kaslo and Silverton.
The hookey special arrived at 8:20..
bringing a crowd of about 8G people,
to witness tho same from. Silverton,
New Denver. Sandon nnd Intermediate
The puck was faced off at 9 o'clock,
and from.the very first the game was
keen and exciting. The ko was In the
best of condition and the game was
jIVened up a little at times: by a little
hardi checking,, which occasioned a few
of the. piayar.y. to take, one and two-
minute rests on the fence. The line-up:
. Garland*
.... Abey-
... White
. Muckai:
, Burgess
Spares—Silverton: O'.Vell and McKlnnon. Kaslu: Hendricks and Williams. .    i
First period—The game started off
good and strong and before munh. was
done. Tatrlo shot for Sllvorton from
defense over the heads of everybody,
nlacliiR- the puck right in the Knslo
net. A'fter some hard play buck' and
forward, Hacking was put on the fence
for two minutes for using bis stick
rather roughly and In six minutes Davidson scored for Sllvorton. Twomln-
Utcs later he again scored, but now
the play turned Bomewhat and for a
few minutes KaBlo kept the puck constantly beating against Johnson's pads,
but every shot was skilfully put aside.
Soon Silverton rushed the rubber down
the Ice nnd after several attempts tn
score, were defeated hy Kaslo's able
defense put up by Alloy and Tnplnnlln
Hacking managed to slip In a couple
after 17 minutes «f play. During tho
remainder of the period the game was
fairly oven, nnd Desireau was allowed
a minute's rest, on the fence for hitting
too hard at the Kaslo- men's shins.
When the whistle blew tho score stood
Silverton, 6|  Knslo, 0.
Second period—This period started
off with several rushes hy Silverton,
and lincking scored in one minute.
•'Little Tuffie" Gnrland innnnged to
keep tho rest of them out. and won
applause from the fuim for his able
playing, For the noxt 10 minutes the
Kaslo defense kept the rubber near
the Silverton goal by a series of rushes
and White and Mackay continued' to
bat it ga|nst Johnson's impenetrable
wall. Davidson, Desireau, Taplnnlla
and Abey were ench allowed a rest on
tho fence for having a tendency toward
dirty playing nnd meanwhile White
shoved one In for Knslo. In If, minutes Hacking put one in and Murphy
again scored In 191*,, while Mackay
was put on the fence. The period ended S-l for Silverton.
Third period—In the firs! six minutes of play three goals were put In
by Desireau nnd Murphy and while
Taplnnlla rested on the fence for two
minutes, Dosireuu showed some brilliant playing, shooting one from centre
nnd putting nnothor in on a rush. Kaslo made a last attempt and rushing up
the Ice shot time nnd again, hut without effect, but finally Burgess mado a
successful shot with a pass from
White. In the remaining time Davidson nnd Desireau each put one In, leaving the score at the end of tho gnme
lii to 2 In fnvor of silverton.
For the visitors Desireau on the defense and Murphy and Hacking on the
forward line showed un for brilliant
playing, while Abey and Taplnnlla did
great work for the home team In
chocking rushes mndc by Silverton.
The gonl umpires were Archer nf
Kaslo and Dewls of Silverton.
Tlmepeekers—O. Strnthearn and L.
T. Joudry.
Pennlly timekeeper—F. s. Cllnndlor.
President     of     Bate ball      Fraternity
Strongly Pavora Affiliation With
.Federation of Labor.
NEW" YORiv, .fun. 17.—David it,
Fultz, prosideht of the Baseoall Players* fraternity, today set February 20!
as the date the players' strike is likely
to become effective.
The Chicago National league players have been instructed to report lifl
Chicago on that dute to make the trip
to their training'' enmp at Pnsadena>
Cal.," said FUltz. "If the present
buseball tangle Is not straightened mil
by' that time, however; not one of the
18 leading members of the ■ team will
ruport. The other clubs, who have unsigned-fraternity players, will be up
against a. similar situation, when they
order mob ii Nation at the training
camps.   The players-will not budge.
'We'needed something to bulwark*
us up, and there seems no doubt that
affiliation with the American Federation of Labor will prove a great bene'*'
The application of tho Baseball
Players' fraternity fop n charter from
the American Federation of Labor was
the chief topic of interest in baseball
circles here today. Leaders of the biff
leagues who are attending a meeting
of the schedule committee asserted
that they were not disturbed by the
threats of a players' strike, but were
cautious about, discussing the labor
union phase of the situation.
Gompers Favors Strike.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
federation of labor, said that ho had
no doubt that the fraternity would be
admitted to membership. He snid be
favored, a strike, by- tho. ball players If
necessary to gain tholr demands.
The admission, it is stated, probably
will he granted ot the meeellng of the
executive council nf the federation to
bo heldrat Washington' on Saturday.
This is tlie flrRt time In the history
of baseball-that'the players have joined hands with' union, labor.
Affiliation of the Baseball Players'
fraternity with the American Federation of Labor would end the present
salary system In professional baseball
by which the best players now* receive
thousands of dollars for their, work, In
the opinion of 11. 1!. Johnson, president of the American league, who discussed here today the plan to unionize
the ball players. He asserted the
change would mean that n union scale
of wages would be paid, both to the
star and the average player, in accordance with the amount of money his
position called for. He doubted if tho
stars of the gmac would make such
an agreement.
Export Sales Extremely Heavy—Huge
Decrease In World*! Available
i   Stock  Reported.
(By Daily News! Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, 111:; Jnn. 16.—Enlarged
'export business together with- a big
decrease in the United States'visible
supply' gavo. a strong upward impulse
today to thO"Whoat" market. As;a. result, prices,, ^though nervous at* the
close, showed an advance of 1% to 8%
cents net, -with May-at $i',8&tt nnd
July at $1.51»/i. Oats gained. % to %
and provisions 25 to 7li. cents.
Export saios of wheat for the day
totaled as; much as 1,500*000 bushels
and it was said three foreign governments wero buying. In this connection: the fact was painted out that tho
world's visible stock showed a huge
reduction in the. last week, about six
million, bushels as against an Increase
of about two million bushels al thp
corresponding time a yenr ago. Still
more significant, according to the bulls
Was tho circumstance that 3-385,000
bushels of the decrease had to bo noted as a out in; the amount, on hand In
the.ynited States. Tbe. heavy abridgement in the domestic total was announced just before the opening and
asserted an immediate influence on
values, a consequence that kept heightening throughout the session as from
time to time fresh export sales wore
made known.
Oats, like .wheat and corn, responded to Improved seaboard demand.
Shipping business, how-aver, was restricted by difficulty In obtaining rail-
i road cars.
Advances in tlie hog market made
provisions soar. In addition, tlie semimonthly report on warehouse stocks
was regarded as bullish, especially
concerning pork and ribs,
The "Iron Claw" starts today it the
Gem. (47011)
'   MrLWAtTKFJK.     Wis.,    Jan.     10.-
Ritohie    Mitchell.    Milwaukee    light
weight, defeated    Champion   Freddie
Welsh on points in a 10-round contest
hero today, spurting writers agreed.
DETROIT, Mich., .Inn. 10—An
nouncoment made by the " Detroit
American league baseball club today
that Plteher Dubuc, will be released
to the Halt tUke City club of the Pacific Coast league, instead of to Chat
tanooga, as previously announced. Dubuc will Join the Salt Lake team In
tlie spring.    /
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
W.INNIPEG, Jan. Hi.—Wheat:. May
$1.89%; July, $IM%.
oats: May, til'6; .Hily, 60%.
Flax: May, *2.71>-i. ,
(P.y Daily News Leased Wire.)
MONTREAL, Jan. 1«.--The demand
for cheese was hotter of which the offerings \vorc small and tho tone of the
market strong. Butter firm with n
steady demand. Tbe demand Cor eggs
Is fair.
Cheese: Finest westerns, SStti finest easterns, 24%.
Butter: Choicest creamery, 43 at %:
seconds, 3:tu at 40%.
Eggs: Fresh, 5S at 00; selected, 42:
No. 1 stock, 40.
Pork: Heavy Canada short mess. 39
at 40; short cut back. 37 at 38.
iBv Dully News Leaned Wire.)
CHICAGO,   III., Jan.   10.—Hugs;   Re-
eelpts, 40,000; easy. 15 cents up.   Bulk.
10.80 nt 11.05; light, 10,35 at 11; mixed,
10.65 at 11.10; heavy, 10.70   at   11.15;
rough, 10.70 at 10.SO; pigs, s at 10.
Cattle:   Receipts.  8000;   native  beef,
7.90 nt   11.SO;   western  steers,  7.70 at
10.10;   Blockers   and   feeders,   5.65   ot
8.S5;   cows and  hellers.  4.G0 at  10.10;
calves,  9,76 at  14.25.
Sheep:   Receipts.   12.000;   unsettled
wethers,  0.70 al   10.90;;   ewes,  7.50  al
10.25; lambs. 11.70 at 14.40.
\'j,   PILLS  -
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
PORT ARTHUR,' Ont., Jan, 16.—By
a s;.'ore of 4 lo 2 In a fast game th*
141st battalion hockey team defeated
the Fort William tenm in a fixture In
the hockey league this evening.'
Rossland vs. Nelson
WEDNESDAY, JAN.  17th, 1917
Pearl White in "Iron* Claw," at tho
. Gem Wednesday and Thursday
Miss Pearl White, tlie daring hero-
Infe of the "Perils of Pauline" and "The
Exploits of Elaine," who is now starring in "The Iron Claw," a new and
even more thrilling Pnthe serial) has
been clipped with no less thnn 34*
gowns, 13 suits, IV clonks and coats,
Innumerable hats and other accessories, costing the rathe company
$25,000, a record, sum even In these
days of extravagantly produced screen
plays. Miss White declares she wit)
dn better work In "The Iron Claw"
thnn in any of her previous* successes.
"To be well dressed is half the battle."
she says, "and I know I can take care
of the other half,"
One of the most striking of Miss
White's goWns is one of sapphire blue
sequin on shaded1 green nnd blue chiffon, bound at the edge with stiver
ribbon nnd trimmed with small silver
halls. The skirt is nf sequin, finished
With nn eight-inch flounce of blue net
and hemstitched In silver. The bodice
l» or Hen ui ft. with draped tulle sleeve*-!.
This creation cost $1000, and while
[wearing it Miss White is required to
-struggle with tho vlllian-down a flight
of stairs. Ten dollars would be a fair
price for it after this terrific struggle.
Killed  tn  Aetin.
R. B. Fowler, Springhlll, N. S.
H. B. Belster, Lnnenherg, N. S.
H. B. Mahar. Kcntvllle, N. S .
Died of Wounds.
C. N; Rnnney, Toronto.
A. C. Clermont, Hull. Quo.
,1. A. .McMillan, Finch, Ont.
Arnold Oathnu.se, England.
.lames McKinnon,    Sydney    Mines.
N\ Si
Previously   Reported     Missing,   Now
Reported  Killed  in Action.
Si S. Hough, Toronto.
Dangerously III.
Ham Guilford, London, Ont.
W. A. Blnckwell, England.
Thomas Qlllan, Montreal.
Seriously Ml.
W. P. Anderson, Australia.
Corp. R. A. Branson, Oxbow, Snsk.
Major C. W. .lames, Claresholm, Alia.
C. W. Huzzell, St. Marys, NJ B.
A. O. Beck. Toronto,
Joseph Mead. East Burnaby, B, C,
Sergt. J. H. Degraves, 909 Richards
'street, Vancouver,
Corp. Clarence Hodden, 1030   Hast
lugs street east, Vancouver.
Stownrt Watson, Capitol Hill, R. C.
Thomns McNnb, Edmonton.
William Hindlo, Forty-eighth avenue
east, South Vancouver.
Fergus Mnnson, Wnterous, Sask.
A. S. Merrltt, England.
J. A. Moran, Moose .Taw,
J. A, Smith, Nanaimo,  B. C.
Killed In Action.
Corp. R. W. Pitts, Dauphin, Mnn.
Ernest Droadhurst, Winnipeg.
W. Lunn, Austin, Man.
O. W. Pick, England.
Fred Saunders, Toronto.
Reported Missing, Believed Killed.
Corp. Ham Storcr, Maidstone, Snsk,
C. C. fltncey, Dauphin, Man.
Mnjor A. R. Tuft, Scotland.
S. L. Dnvifis. Winnipeg.
Ernest Sproat, Milk River, Alta.
J. R. Onll, Slonowall, Mnn.
Dangerously  III.
A, F. Sm-lth, Halifax, N. Si
J. A. Arnott, Petorlwro, Ont.
Lieut. William.R. West.   Cnmphell-
ford,. Ont.
Seriously III.
7., L. Browhlow, Newbucg, N, R.
Major S. B. Vankleek, 8R5 Eighth avenue west, Vancouver,
DJed of Wounds.
T. R. chappolt, England.
Killed in Aetion.
Snrgt   Herbert   Loonnrd   , address
missing. ■'-
• Danoeroutly HI.
E. W, Mini, UaiqUtou, Out,  .
efficient war committee, i look upon
that as indispensable and I do not
regret for one moment the actional
havo taken, if under any government
and under any prime minister it ho>v
cures such a committee. There can
be no compromise on the -subject of
committee o nwhleh the-members
shall be heart-wholo in* the prosecution of the war and' will leave no
atone unturned to' bring it" to a satigi
factory conclusion.- 1 can-'only say
that It has convinced me of one thing
and' that is that much as I dislike poll*-'
tics,, and have disliked them for some
time, f dislike them moro at the present moment than ever before.
I would like to sny one wor dabodt
Mr, Asqulth, l must ask you to allow me to do what I think can-he done
without offense to any—to pay testimony to his personal oharacteiv I had
even before the war some work in
connection with Mr. Asqulth. Since
the war I have been, brought much in
contact with him and during the last
few months I have been a subordinate
member of his government. 1 want
to take the: first public opportunity
of thanking him for the consideration
and the kindly courtesy lie has always
shown me, and to say.-that l shall always bo proud to think that, through
all these troublous times, even before
tho war, when politics divided us, as
they do not now, I enjoyed the friendship of Mr. Asqulth.
Rather more than IS months ago,
when the coalition government was
formed, I personally was opposed to a
coalition government and believed that
the continuance In office of one side,
heartily and loyally supported by tho
other, was the best f-orm of government. But a. coalition government wns
formed and I aa ynow that to go back
Trom a government, composed of( all
parties and sections to a party government would spell ruin to this country,
r know that when a new governn|ent
is formed Mr. Asquith nnd those who
think with him aro to patriotic not to
give It a loyal support. But I want to
go rather further than that. When the
coalition government was formed Mr.
Ronar Law, the leader of one party,
504 CiM-upLAiN St., Month--*,
"For twb -yews, I-was a mlwrablel
sufferer from Rheitmatism and StomarfM
'firoHMff, Iliad frequent Dizzy Sp*lh,\
und when I look food, felt wretcha
and sleepy. I suffered from Rheu-I
mutism dreadfully, wllh pains in n»y|
back und joints, and my hands swollen.!
A friend advised "Fruit-a-tives" and!
from the outset, they did me good.f
A/ltr tlie Jirst box,, I Jill I mugeltingt
•Mil and I can truthfully say that]
"Fruit-a-tlves" is, tho only medlclne|
UmUioippd me'.'.'  LOUIS LABRIE..
oOc. a; box, G for $2.50, trial sijo, 25e,]
At nil dealers or sent postpaid by Fruit'l
ii-livejt !*.:*t':led; Ottawa;*
and, therefore presumably in the future!
prime, minister,-ands Mr. Balfour, *whof
had for many years served actually aa
prime minister, subordinated them-fl
Helves entirely to servo gladly underl
Mr. Asciulth's rule. Is It to much tol
ask that there shall he reciprocal" eon-!
slderatlon by those who are now op-
posed to the possible new government?!
We want the best men of all parties!
and I feel that It will arouse an echol
hero and probably' In the country ill
Ave make an appeal, even at thilil
eleventh hour, to all men to sink theirl
differences and under perhaps a newl
leadership still to give us the best mertl
on both sides for the proper carryinff|
on of tho war.
Sessue Hayakawa, tha eminent Japanese actor, at the Starland  tomorrow
and F Wday.
Interesting Facts Given in Report of
Census Taken of Manufacturers
in Canada,
(By Dally N'ews Leased Wire.)
OTTAWA, Jan. 10.—The department
of trade and commerce has completed
a postal consiis of manufacturers for
•Canada taken during 1JU6. The investigation covered operations during the
calendar year 1915, or the nearest business year, construction operations
and hand trades as well as establishments conducted under the factory, system were Included, and a record was
obtnined from every concern known to
be in operation, Irrespective of the
number of employees or value of output.
A comparison with a similar census
taken in RtOf. is as follows:
tooft ioir>
Capital    $.S4C.»8ri.023 $I,ftS4,!-Hl.-l27
Halnrles        30.724*080        fift.1-13,70^
Wnges     un.37Ei,fl2r>      21i7.r.08.00r
Product    718.352,003    l,3!l2.5]Cflfi?
In l!i»." tbe number of establish
ments were tii,7M, and in lflir. 21,291.
In order to measure the extent lo
which manufacturing in Canada wnr
affected by tbe war during 11116, each
manufacturer wns asked In making
his return to separate such products
of his establishment as were destined
fnr war purposes whether supplied directly or Indirectly from those entering into the general trade. The replies show that the total value of goods
manufactured for wnr purposes, actually completed and delivered durln?
litis amounted to $130,466,307, a total
which It Is expected will bo Increased
by Several millions In the final return.
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would not divest, I bloated and wns
very weak and nervous, r tried many
remedies without help. I saw Vlnol
advertised and tried It and now my
stomach trouble Is completely cured
and I am well.'—E, h. Marshall.
Vlnol Is guaranteed to tono up tho
tired, over-taxed and weakened nerves
of the stomach nnd create strength,
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| JIVANTED—Waitresses; Band Sawyer,
setter; swampers, top loader; dog-
[ ger; sawyers.
FOR RENT—Suites of furnished house
keeping rooms In    Annable   block.
Enquire room 82. (4051)
FURNISHED  SUITES  for  rent.   Apply Kerr apartments. (4*818)
K.W.C. BLOCK—Housekeeping suite,
and rooms for rent.   Terms moderate.   A. Macdonald & Co. (4640)
ments In Condensed Columns, kindly
mention you saw It In The News—it
will help you.
FOR SALE—Tho Starland motion picture business, Nelson, B.C. Good
terms to responsible parties. Apply
office over theatre. (-1(136)
who can Invent $300 tu S500 In business that will pay you $150 month!!
Adross for full particulars, T. M, N.
Dally  News. t-1733
ments in Condensed Columns, kindly
mention you saw It In The News—it
will help you.
[ "WANTED-^Pole makers, at once. Apply Robert Stovens, Nakusp, B.C.
JJVANTED—At once, clerk for general
store.    Apply with    references    to
Byers - Glcgerich - Green     Co..     Ltd.,
i Kaslo, B.C. (4691)
FOR SALE— 5. 4aercs choice fruit land,
on government road, quarter mile lo
C.'P.R. station; 1 ncre seeded in clover; cellar dug; 40 tiult trees ordered
for spring; prlco, $720; terms, $100
cash, balance $10 per month, without
interest; 5.4 acres polnlng above*
tract, house, 4 acres cleared, 2 acres
seeded In clover and timothy, 148 two-
year old fruit trees, strawberry patch;
price $1140; terms. $200 cash, balance
$20 per month, without interest, to reliable parties.   Box 4725, Daily Nows.
ments in Condensed Columns, kindly
mention you saw it In Tho News—It
•will help you.
SITUATION WANTED—in    store   i
office by boy, 16 years old, at present
attending high school.  Charles Cryder.
man, Nelson, B.C. (4723)
office-.work.   Quick and    accurate.
Box 4706, Daily News. (4706)
ments in Condensed Columns, kindly
mention.you saw It In Tho News—It
will help you.
second class professional certificate,
for a. boy of twelve, living on a ranch,
must be Prostestanl. Address Hox 268,
Crunbrook, B. C. (I71U)
BELGIAN HARES;  breeding stock a
specialty.   Rose, Balfour. (4563)
FOR    SALE—1 threc-ycar-old    pedigreed  Yorkshire  brood   sow.    John
Fesscr, Maklnson, B. C. (4707)
ments in Condensed Columns, kindly
inentlon you saw it In Tho News—It
will help you.
FOR BALE—Mentgi» newspaper folder; folds 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 pages; In
first class condition.   Snap for cash
tha Dally News, Nelson. (678)
ments In Condensed Columns, kindly
inentlon you saw it in Tho Nows—It
will help you.
mortgagees have placed In our hands
threo city properties at a price that
will surprise you. Don't phono us. No
Information will bo given that way.
Investigate at once; for full particulars see Taylor & Dubar, 602 Baker
street, Nelson, B.C. (4«86)
"Peg  O' the Ring" starts Saturday.
Court Ellen A.O.F., meets tonight at
o'clock. (4733)
Skating every afternoon and evening
at tho rink. (4701)
Tbe lee Carnival has been postponed
Until Friday,  Jan. 26. (4738)
The "Iron Claw" starts today at the
Gem. (4709)
Club hotel for best draught beer and
porter, always frosh; big schooner 10c.
Bottled beer and porter, 25c. Rates,
$1 and $1.25 per day. (4650)
The halt'-ycnrly meeting of Ihe Citizens' Cooperative Association will be
held in tho store at 8 o'clock p.m.
on Friday, 19th Inst (4736)
There will be a special meeting on
Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock
in the Daughters of the Empire tearoom. (4737)
Mrs. Moore will begin her dressmaking; classes for ladles, Tuesday evening in the Y. M. C. A.. 7:30. Any lady
wishing to join should bring a pattern and material for corset cover, or
phone 336L. (4714)
FOR SAliE—Breeding pun Martin's
Regal White Wyandottes. 6 hens, 1
cockerel. Also six May batched pallets, same strain. Some Buff pullets.
Price reasonable. Wlllett Lebahdo,
Wlnlnw. (.|6!)3)
sale Grocers and Provision Merchants. Importer*., of Teas, Coffees,
Spices, Dried Fruits, staple and
Fun.-jy Groceries, TobaccoB, cigars,
Butter, Eggs, Cheese and Packing
House Products. Office and warehouse, corner of Front and Hall Sts.
P.O. Box 1095; telephone 28   nd 28.
D. .1. ROBERTS^T^TrrDr&RTsoa
Viotorla St., phone 282; night phone,
157-L. ,
C. A. WATERMAN ft'coToperahlk!
474; phone 18.
son, B.C.   standard western charges.
THE ARK pays cash for second hnnd
furniture, stoves;  006 Vernon.
FOR SALE—200-egg capacity Peerless
incubator, complete, with brooder, in
good condition.     Cheap.     Box   4702,
Dally Nows. (4702)
FOR SALE—Two children's cots, with
mattress and bedding completo. Box
442,  Nelson.     , (4685)
library of the late Sheriff Tuck,
which Is one of tho most select In the
province, containing moro than fifteen
hundred volumes of tho world's best
literature. An unusual opportunity for
ft elty, community or Individual. Apply
to box 4117, Dally Nows. (4117)
FOR   SALE—Short   wood   and   cord-
wood.    Apply J.    Reid,    Falrview.
phone 475-L, (4583)
FOR BALE—Edison Dictograph, complete; electrie power. Apply to Dally
Newa business office. (654)
FOR SALE—Shaving machine for Edison records. Box 685. Dally News.
Tuesday nights In K. of P. hall,
Eagle block.
Election of the B.l'.O.E, will be held
In the Elks* home, corner Ward und
Victoria streets, Thursday evening at
8 o'clock. All members arc requested
to be present. (4710)
Tho leaders of the training course
for all those interested in the Canadian Standard Efficiency tests will lie
held tonight ut 7 o'clock In the
Y.M.C.A. Immediately following this
there will be a meeting of the coni-
mltteo for cooperation in boys' work,
ns arranged. (4735)
The thirteenth annual meeting of
shareholders of tho Nelson Brewing
Company. Limited, will be held al. the
offlco of the company. 510 Latimer
street, on Thursday, .Ian. 25th, 1917, at
3 o'clock,
Nelson, B.C., January nth, 1917.
Contributions Received by The Daily
News  Acknowledged—Central  Committee Sends Receipts for $184
Contributions to tho Belgian Relief
fund through tho medium of The Dally
News have passed the $2000 mark,
recent contributions bringing the total
up to $2033.12.
Tho Dnlly News Is in receipt of d
communication from the central committee in charge of the work In Montreal acknowledging the rocelpt of a
check for $184.25, being a remittance
sent forward two weeks ago.
The following contributions have
been acknowledged:
Previously acknowledged  $1991.92
J. S. Taylor, Kingsgato        2.50
H. D. Hamilton, Kettle Valley..      5.00
J.  Morris   	
Margaret Cotton	
Mrs. H. A. Lipsey 	
airs. Seaman	
Mrs. Dingwall  	
Dress   rehearsal   of   "Nlobo,"
Trail          7.50
.1. P. Fordo        2.50
A Friend         5.00
A Friend       "5.00
Mrs. F. R. Prltchard 50
Mrs. Thomas French         3.00
Mrs. Oliver         2.0Q
A. S. C        2.50
Total   $2033.12
Civil Engineers, Dominion and B. C.
Land Surveyors.
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsltes,
Timber Limits, etc.
Nelson, 616 Ward street, A. H. Green,
Mgr.;  Victoria,  114 Pemberton Bldg.,
F. C. Green; Fore George, Hammond
street, F. P. Burdon.
Hydraulio Engineer.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Baker St., Nelson, B C.
Financial and Insurance Agents, Notaries Public. Conveyancers, Accountants, Auditors, Assignees, Estates
managed;  602 Baker St.   Pbone 254.
ments In Condensed Columns, kindly
Bentlon you eaw It In The News—It
will help you.
FOR^ALi'i!^lmiisira^Thi*TOTuts on
business street of Silverton, also six
vacant lots on block 19.   W. N. Lewis.
box 86. Silverton, B.C. (4731)
LOST—On New Year's  day,  between
j   depot nnd Hume hotel, lady's navy
blue coat.
Box  1051,   Ncl-
Shorthand, bookkeeping, typewriting.
Facilities for othor subjects If required. Music, dancing. Wrlto for prospectus to Miss Cherrlngton. King Edward school, Cranbrook, B.C. (4734)
The morning aftor—You did huvo a
good time didn't you, last night? But
what now, when you nre no longer In
tho BWlm? The life Insurance company wants your money had enough,
but they turn you down. Why? Write
tho Neal Institute, Cranbrook, B.C.
I ments in Condensed Columns, kindly
mention you saw 11*. In Tho News—It
Jill help you.
Teacher of Music, Pianoforte and
Theory. *
Phono 373R Oak St., Falrview,
MRS. SHERLOCK, Teacher of Pianoforte   potonuudo block, Phono 478.
BABCOCK -sHsc-NirijegiBtered At
torneys. EBtab. 1877. Formerly
patent office examiner. Master ol
Patent Laws. Book, "Patent Protection," free; 98 St. James St., Montreal, Branches: Ottawa and Washing,
Publlo Accountant, Bank of Montreal
Chambers. Rossland, B.C.
and express.    Prompt and reliable.
Day and night.   Phone 242.
ments In Condensed Columns, kindly
mention you saw It In Tho News—it
will help you.
Ensign Kerr of Cranbrook Salvation
army corps, who lias made Nelson Ids
headquarters since Christmas, ha;
arranged to conduct a revival earn
palgn in Kootenay camps, mines and
small towns. The campaign will
probably he slaried on Monday and
tho first meeting will be held ul
Sirdar, From this point the ensign
will continue up the Kootenay to the
central districts. A feature of the
meetings will he a lecture. Illustrated
by Interesting lantern views, on tbe
officer's experiences among tho In-
dlnns of Alaska, where Ensign Ken-
did good work for a considerable time.
The enslKii Is hopeful of the campaign being a great success.
Commission   Issues    Report   on    Men
Receiving Treatment Within
tho  Province
Mine hundred and seventy-six returned soldiers are on tlie 'lists of the
British Columbia Returned Soldiers'
commission, of Which 277 are receiving
treatment for Injuries sustained while
at the front,
of Ihe 277 undergoing treatment. 175
are in hospitals, convalescent homes
and sanitariums within the province,
81 are being cared for in their own
homes and 21 have been diverted to
other provinces for treatment iu various institutions. Applications received for employment during December
number 510, of which 46 arc still on
the files, waiting for suitable openings.
The above figures are contained In :'
bulletin Issued from Victoria to the
secretaries of the local committees.
LONDON, England—Tho executive
committee of the British Imperial
council of commerce has adopted a report dealing with a number of shipping post-war questions that wero
submitted to it, and this report la being brought to the notice of the authorities concerned. The following resolutions are Included In It:
1. That His Majesty's government
be requested not to leave enemy ships
free after the war to extend their
share of tho world's carrying trade
until the enemy hus replaced In kind
Ul ships which have been lust by the
lilies owing to the enemy's piratical
methods, and that no peace terms be
*onsiilered which do not piqvide for
•tich  replacement.
2. A lower scale of tonnage dues
md port charges should apply In all
British ports to British-owned vessels.
3. Privileges in British ports should
he accorded to allied and neutral shipping equivalent only to the corresponding privileges accorded lo British shipping hy allied and neutral countries.
Enemy shipping should pay in
British ports at least double the dues
bald by any oilier shipping.
British government subsidies in
no case should be granted to enemy
6. Foreign tonnage in Fiiiplre ports
should conform lo Empire conditions
regarding shipping. '   ;
**"" 7. The shipping laws and regulations should favor the shipment of
goods from one port lo another within
Ihe Empire in vessels under tbe British
Hag registered In some part of the
Empire, or in vessels belonging to allied powers.
8. No agreements be entered into
by British shipping companies with
foreign shipping* companies.and combinations without tlie cognisance of
Ihc hoard of trado or other ministerial
9. Measures should be . taken to
prevent foreign goods from' being car-
lied In British ships from British ports
at less rates than similar British
10. In tlie event of unfair treatment
or preference to foreign gobds tho
matter be reported through the Imperial British cuuncll of commerce to the
board of trade.
11. In the ease of any llrillsh shipping company reported and continuing
to give preference in freight to foreign
floods or to firms, the steamer or the
steamers of such company shall pay
such pari ami other charges without
any rebates as shall bo chargeable on
foreign vessels.
Right on the Stroke
of the Clock
LADIES' HATS—Yesterday revealed Two Boxes of Ladles' Hats     ' [
that had been overlooked.   Many of them worth $2.50 and OCn
$3,50 each.   They Go on Sale This Morning for, Each   lull'
SATIN FINISH FLOP FELTS—In Self Color and also Combinations of Colors. Regular price, $5,00 and $6.50 each. OQ f)Q
This Morning, Each   ptitvl
LITTLE KIDDIES' BONNETS—White, trimmed Red or CA.
Blue.   Values up to $2.50 for   llUV
We have tbo many In stock of this line for inventory. All now, fresh stock, first quality
rubber and the best of cloth uppers. All Ol "fC'
sizes. Regular $2.25. Wednesday Morning y I ■ I t*
Sizes 11 to 2.   Wednesday Morning 	
Sizes 7 to 10.   Wednesday Morning
Brush nnd Comb Bags, Collars, Jabots and
Underwear. All good, but In most cases only u.
single uf each. Regular price, 75c, $1.00 and 1 C-
$1.50 each.   Wednesday Morning, Each ...   ISC
BOYS'   SCHOOL   SHIRTS—Only   Two   Sizes,
12% and 13 inches.    All   good   washable   colors.
Don't ask the original price.
Wednesday Morning, Each 	
Wednesday Morning, Each 	
Plain Serge. Colors of Red. trimmed Check;
Grey, trimmed Red and Brown. For girts six,
Qight and ten years. Worth double.
Wednesday Morning Snap	
two, four ond six years. Only a. lew colors. You
could not buy the material at the price. Get a
now outfit for school now and save Of) ft ft
money.   Special, Each    . y£iUU
only four to six years, nothing larger left. ©•! fin
Worth today $5.50.   Wednesday Morning V I "UU
This is not ii printer's error—One Dollar Each.
New goods, only been in stock a few months, but
other sizes all gone—S:30 sharp if you want to
get one.
CURTAINS—One pair trimmed tapestry bordcr-
Ing; one pair embroidered. Worth Jti.tiO per
pair for the linen. ©0 OR
Wednesday Morning, Per Pair   *$£.i4*tJ
Grey with Fine Mauve Stripe; whito collars and
cuffs; pocket; a warm waist.   Sec this. '
Wednesday Morning, Each 	
Another   lot   aro   made-   of   Striped   French
Flannel; tucked front; trimmed buttons; r
plain collar and cuffs.   Each 	
d   French
And Please Don't Forget Our NEW BRUSHED
WOOL CAPS—A   real   boon this   cold weather.
Now   is  the  time  you   need
them.    Each   	
$1.25, $1.35
"Peg  0'  the   Ring"  starts  Saturday,
Signor   Boselli    Declares   That   Final
Victory Will Assure for Nation
Command of Adriatic.
Hair stops falling out and
gets thick, wavy, strong
and beautiful
Your hair becomes light, wavy, fluffy
abundant aad appears as soft, lustrous
and beautiful as a young girl's after a
"Danderlne hair cleanse." Just try
this—moisten a cloth with a little Danderlne and carefully draw It through
your hair, taking one small strand at a
time. This will cleanse the hair of
dust, dirt and excessive oil and in just
a few moments yon have doubled the
beauty of your hair.
Besides beautifying the hair at once
Danderlne dissolves every particle of
dandruff; cleanses, purifies and invigorates the Hculp, forever stopping
itching  and   falling  hair.
But what will please you most will
be after a few weeks' use yhen you
will actually see new hair—fine and
downy at first—yes—hut really now
hair—growing all over tho seal)). It
you care for pretty! soft hair ami lota
of It surely get (t 25-cent bottlo of
Knowlton's Danderlne from any drugstore or toilet counter and just try it.
ROME, Italy.—Tin: summary of
Slgnor Bosolli's speech In the chamber, delivered recently, drew attention
to his attitude toward Slav demands,
Signor Uoselli was reviewing tlie general war Situation and the government's foreign policy and in the course
of this he touched on the great question of the Adriatic. Final victory, he
said, would assure for them the command of tho Adriatic, -by which Italy
would secure her legitimate and necessary means of defense, which, without
overlooking the just demands of the
neighboring Slavonic development,
would also assure them incontestable
rights on the opposite shore.
' He looked forward In the future to
a confident and cordial collaboration
between Italy, Serbia and Montenegro
in the political and economic spheres,
and tho restoration of these nations
and also of Belgium constituted an
essential aim of tho war. Italy had
dispatched an Italian contingent to
Salonika to assist Rumania and to
give confirmation of her decision always to participate in the development and the solution of Balkan and
Mediterranean problems, on which her
vital political and economic Interests
depend. Her Mediterranean interests
had always been the object of vigilant
Italy should not seek supremacy, but
only the balanco of power, a necessary
condition of peace and prosperity.
They had firm confidence that the International situation resulting from
victory would assure that equilibrium
dn the eastern Mediterranean which
constituted ^ .pivot ofi Italian*' policy.
The supreme needs,. po*lt(cal and economic, uf their future .wore Indeed the
reason for the extension uf. their military operations on the Avlonn front.
They had adhered to the declaration
of the allies assigning Constantinople
to Russia, with due guarantees for tlie
freedom of the straits, ancient aspirations of their bravo ally. Italy, together with the allies, applauded the
.sovereign of Russia when he reconfirmed recently tlie guarantees of the
unity and autonomy of all the peoples
of Poland. Italy had joined with the
allies in protesting against the dismemberment of Poland and against
forcing the Polish people to fight
against a state of wiiich, by right, they
formed a. part. The Belgian deportations led Italy to join iu the universal
outcry of disgust and score.
The Italian government look part in
the economic conference In Paris anil
adopted its resolutions regarding economic policy but abstained from agreeing to the resolutions connected with
commercial policy after the war. In
this connection tlie hands of parliament wotild not be tied in respect of
its future deliberations. Care had even
been taken that all the commercial
conventions between Italy and other
states should tcrmlnnto In 1917.
Signor Hnselll referred to the vital
necessity of reconstructing the mercantile marine, and spoke of the
agreements with Great Britain regarding transport. It was Impossible
to be Ignorant, he added, of the difficulties arising from tlie lack of tonnage the world over, Involving the
need to restrict consumption.
On the following day In the chamber the official Socialists Introduced a
pacifist resolution requesting the gov
eminent to represent to the allied gov
ernments the urgent necessity of call
lng together, through the medium of
the United States and other neutral
states, a congress of plenipotentiary
representatives of the belligerent
countries, with the object of closely
exnmining, after the suspension of
hostilities, the admitted fundamentals
of agreement objects, and claims of
the various parties iu the war so that
a speedy solution of the points at
issue and the salvation of Europe
might be attained.
While declaring that the government did not wish to limit in any way
full liberty of discussion, tlie prime
minister held that the resolution of the
Socialists would necessarily lead to a
vote being taken which would be inopportune at the present moment, because the chamber, as it could not vote
In favor of a premature and uncertain
peace, cotdd also not vote gencrlcally
against peace. The policy enunciated
in tho resolution, Signor Boselli said,
was doubttoss praiseworthy, but there
was no information whether It wns
recognized and accepted by the central
powers. It was, moreover, necessary
to avoid even a shadow of suspicion
that Italy, who did not. desire a separate peace, was not heart ami soul
with her allies. The chamber must
not pass a resolution which could in
any way diminish the ardor of tholr
soldiers, or weaken the energy of the
country. Thus they could hasten victory, which meant hastening peace.
Only thus could pence be made durable.
Only thus could Italy secure the mas
tery of all her territories and her seas,
and only thus would the political conformation of Europe be established on
a solid basis, being founded not on
treaties, but on nationality. It was
only by victory that they could secure
peace. Ho therefore proposed that,
unless the resolution was dropped, its
discussion should lie postponed for »lx
This speech, which was punctuated
with enthusiastic cheering, closed amid
prolonged and repeated applause, and
the prime minister's proposal wus carried by 203 votes to 47,
COLUMBIA, S. C—New Yenr's duy
brought into operation a, statute where
by employ incut nf any person less
than 14 years of ago in any manufactory in South Carolina is forbidden
unconditionally. The law will have
the effect of barring from the cotton
mills of tho slate about iMOO workers
between the age of \2 and 11, who
have been allowed to accept employment thero under special provisions
hit ended to meet, cuhcs where, their
services seemed necessary to tbe maintenance, of mothers or otherwise were
deemed needful.
The net now in force docs not permit of the employment of anybody under It in such establishment* under
any pretext. Most of the cotton mill
settlements now have compulsory
school attendance through local option,
iron Claw" starts today at tho
Condensed "Want" Ads Order Form
Use this blank on whioh to writs out your oondensed ad., one word in each apace. Enclose money
order or check and mail direct to The Daily News.  Nelson, B. C.
Rate: One cent a word each insertion, six con seoutivo insertion* charged aa four. Each initial,
figure, dollar aign, etc., count as one word.   No oh arge less than 25 cents.
Plaaae publish the abova advertisement times, for whioh I enoloae |.
Address ..
If desired, replies may be addraased to Box Numb ere at The Daily Nawe Office.   If replies ar* to be
mailed enclose Ido extra to cover cost of postage.
W. P. TIERNEY, General Sain Agent,
Nelson, B. C.
"Cam supplied to all railway points.
and Jardinieres
We hnve just received an
assortment of Japanese
Baskets and Jardinieres.
These goods will beautify
the home. Prices ranging
from ....50c to $3,75
Canada Drug & Book Co.
Mail Orders Filled Promptly.
Eastman Kodaks  and  Supplies,
Willard Chocolates.
White Lawn, per yard 15c
Lustre, per yard 35c
Blue Serge, per yard  60c
Congoleum Rugs, 6x9 85.75
Congoleum Rugs, 9x12 SI2.25
Art Jute Rugs, 9x9 S3.75
Now  and  Second-hand   Furniture*
Cheapest in the City.
SIGN RED ROCKER, 606 Vernon St
Hair Ornaments
This is just a new line and up-to-
J. 0. Patenaude
Manufacturer of Artistic Jewelery,
Expert Optician and  Watchmaker.
;. a. Mil
Succumb* to Heart Trouble After Being
in Hospital Two Week*—Funeral
Friday to City Cemetery
Mrs. Alfred Treglllus of Falrview
died early yesterday morning in a
Spokane hospital, whither she had
been taken Jan. 2 to undergo special
treatment for an affection of the heart.
Mr. Tregiljus was summoned to his
wife's bedside Sunday night by an
argent telegram announcing that her
condition had changed for the worse
and left for that city Monday morning. Rev. Father Althoff received
word of Mrs. Tregillus' deafth yesterday morning and arrangements have
been made for the funeral service at
the church of Mary Immaculate at
9:30 o'clock Friday morning. Interment will be in the city cemetery.
Mrs. Treglllus bad made her home in
the city for the past 10 years, during
which time she occupied a prominent
place In the many charitable and patriotic movements curried out by the
women of Nelson. Several months .ago
she developed heart trouble, which
gradually grew worse until after n
medical consultation It was decided to
remove her to the ^hospital In Spokane
for special treatment. Mr. Treglllus
Is expected to arrive In the city this
SASKATOON, Jan. 16.—The condition of Senator Davis is still critical
but good hopes for his ultimate recovery are entertained. The surgeon
who performed the operation, Dr. Good
of Winnipeg, left Prince Albert today.
Pearl White
Learns his identity near the close of the story.    But are you a
flood enough guesser to discover his secret?
The First Chapter of This, the World'e   Most  Fascinating  Serial,
Will Be Shown Wednesday   and Thursday, Matineee Both Days at
2:30, Night at 7:00 p.m.
Douglas Fairbanks
In a Five-Reel Comedy-Drama
Replete With Action, Such As Only Fairbanks Can Produce.
NIGHT, 7:00 p.m.
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We Are Agents for the Celebrated
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on the Market
We Can Also Supply
In   Small   Quantities,   100-lb.   Drums
or Ton  Lota
Wood-Vallance Hardware Co.,Ltd.
81ora£Jt Condensed Advertisements
Reporti at Annual Meeting Show Much
Work  Done—Paator Gets
Purse of Gold.
An increased membership, a, substantial reduction of the debt and the
presentation of a purse of gold to the
pastor were the outstanding1 features
of the annual meeting of St. Paul's
Presbyterian congregation last evening.
Immediately after the meeting bad
been called to order Alex Leith, on
behalf of the congregation, presented
Rev. C. M. Wright, who has been pastor of the congregation for the past
eight months, with a purse af gold, at
the same time expressing appreciation
of the energetic and faithful work that
had been done by Mr. and Mrs. Wright,
contributing largely to the success of
tho congregation for the year. Mrs.
Wright was also presented with a
beautiful bouquet of flowers b>4 little
Miss Jean Waldle. Mr. Wright replied
briefly in appreciation of the gifts to
himself and Mrs. Wright, and expressing the conviction that while much had
been done in the past year, still greater things could be accomplished In
1917 by united effort.
The first report presented was that
of the session by Capt. McMorris.
Following the supper provided by
the Ladles' Aid society, devotional exercises were conducted by the pastor,
followed by the presentation of the
annual report of the session In which
sneeial mention was made of the work
of the Sundav school, the work done
nmofjr the Chinese bovs, the work of
the Shirley Sundav school, the faithfulness of the choir and the marked
Increase in missionary giving. No new
work had been attemnted durintr the
nast year, but. It stated, special efforts
had been directed toward the intensive
eultlvatinn of the church's local field
of activity.
An interesting feature of the meeting was the presentation of conies of
the New Testament to 10 girls and five
bovs who had become members of the
eburch by profession of faith during
the year. The boys received pocket
editions, while the girls wero given
larger stand bonks. The presentations
were mnde by the pastor on behalf of
tho session.
The re^elvlnc of reports of the various church organizations and the appointment of new church officers oc-
"tinled the major nortlon of the even-
<ng. the chair being taken bv Alex
T,elth, while W. S. Stanley acted as
The balance sheet submlttod hv H,
TI. Dill, treasurer, showed an exness
of nssetB over liabilities of $12,083.
which included church bulldlnvs nnd
lots, manse nropertv. nrenn and fixtures, unnald subscriptions to the
hnlldlng fund, unnald envelope contributions, unexpired Insurance and cash
nn hnnd. The treasurer's statement
«hnwed tho receipts for the year to
hnve beon $5712, with a balance on
hnnd of $178.
The rennrt of the Sunday school
showed that there hnd been an averatro
attendance of 163 for year, while tho
blcrhest attendance on any one day
was 211. The total enrolment was giv-
"ii at 219. The receipts amounted to
$484.64 and a balanco remained nn band
at the close of the venr of $35.93.
The Good Cheer club reported a
membership of 31, and that during tbe
year it had raised $24.47. Meetings of
a varied character were hold when,
among others, the following activities
were carried on: Missionary, literary,
social, drill und sewing.
The Young Ladies' club held 14 meetings, which took the form of debates
and work for missionary, patriotic and
social objects. Nineteen dollars and
soventy-fivo cents wero raised.
The Ladles' Aid society reported ono
of the most successful years In its history. Membership was given at 32.
During the year a cafeteria supper, u
lawn supper and sales of home cooking
nnd bazaars wero given, bringing In
$o69, of which'$600 was paid over to
the hoard of managers for tho general
funds of tho church.
Tbe Husy Uees, an organization of
the younger girls of tho church, devoted to Bible study and general church
work, reported that It had held a number of meetings and had sent dolls,
dressed by the members, to the Chinese
mission at Vancouver and nine scrap
books to Nelson soldiers In hospitals In
England and France.
The Women's Missionary society,
with a membership of 22, reported
much work accomplished and the raising of $140 for mission work. During
the year four special open meetings
were held. These were an Easter
thank offering meeting, an Illustrated
address on the work In Fort George, a
union meeting in connection with the
anniversary services nnd a special
thank offering gathering.
Envelope Collections Increase.
The envelope secretary's report
showod an increase in contributions by
means of the envelope system of $454
during tbe year.
The board of managers reported that
In splto of the great demands mado
upon the membors of tho congregation
by patriotic and other causes, the floating indebtedness of tho church had
been reduced during the past year by
nearly $1000. The board paid tribute
to the help rendered It financially by
the Ladies' Aid socloty, the Sunday
school, tho choir and the Young Ladles'
The following were elected to the
board of managers: W. S. Stanley, secretary; Alex Leith, A, L. McCulloch,
Robb Sutherland, T. D. Stark, C. M.
Young, J. P. Poole, J. H. Lawrence, F.
R. McCharles, F. C. Ingram, J. R, Hunter, Alex Carrie, R. F. Irwin, A. E.
Jones and M. Glbbs.       . .
It was decided on motion to drop
from the board of managers any mem
ber who absented himself from more
than three consecutive meetings.
An advisory committee, to work In
conjunction with the pastor, consisting
of three men and three women will be
selected from the various church organizations.
\ Social and Personal t
John Simpson of Greenwood is a
guest at the Hume.
Rev. Father Althoff left yesterday
for KaBlo.   He will return tomorrow.
Mrs. E. K. Strachan will leave this
morning for Calgary.
Miss Mackay will leave this morning
on tbe Crow boat for Toronto.
B. L. Eastman of Riondel Is visiting
the city and is a guest at the Hhime.
G. E. Mennle of Cranbrook reached
the city yesterday and is registered at
the Strathcona.
Mrs. J. Russell and Mrs. Lambert of
Riondel are visiting the city and are
guests at the Hume.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Austin of Toronto
reached the city yesterday and ore
staying at tho Strathcona.
Tho following committee has been
appointed to represent St. Paul's Presbyterian church In tbe Canadian Standard of Efficiency tests: Rev. C M.
Wright, R. Smillie, W. S. Stanley, A.
E, Jones and R. D. Morris.
Miss Margaret Arthur, who is in a
Spokane hospital, was reported as progressing fnvorably, according to the
latest word received by her mother,
Dr. Isabel Arthur.
The Young Ladles' club of St. Paul'F
Presbyterian church has elected the
following officers: Miss Ross, president; Miss Will, vice-president; Mlsf
Thompson, secretary-treasurer; executive committee, Miss Burd, Miss McCallum and Miss McClure.
Tho following officers have been
elected to the Good Cheer club of St
Paul's Presbyterian church: MIsb
Hazel Lawrie, president; Miss Bernlcr
Robertson, vice-president; Miss Eileer
McKenzle, secretary; MIbs Margerj
Ingram, treasurer; Miss Marlon Waldle, pianist; Miss Dora Anderson, roll
Officers have been elected by the
Women's Missionary society of St
Paul's Presbyterian church as follows: Mrs. James Smith, honorary
president; Mrs. M. Glbbs, president;
Mrs. R. Smillie, vice-president; Mrs.
N. G. McCatlum, second vice-president; Mrs. J. T. Mitchell, secretary;
Mrs. Hugh Ross, treasurer; Mrs. A. J.
Dill, strangers* secretary; Mrs. A,
Purks, supply secretary, and Miss
Burns, "Messenger" secretary.
Members of the executive of the
Ladles' Aid society of St. Paul's Presbyterian church, who prepared and
served the supper which preceded thr
annual congregational meeting last
night were Mrs. T. G. Gibson, Mrs.
William Waldie, Mrs. Hector McKen-
zie, Mrs. C. M. Wright, Mrs. W. T.
Choate and Mrs. Hoar. These were
assisted by Miss Ingram, Miss Ross,
Miss G. Will, Miss M. Will, Miss Blan-
chard, Miss Simmons and Miss Bard.
During tbe supper an orchestra rendered a musical program.
An afternoon tea and evening at
home was given at tbe home of Mrs.
J. Fred Hume, 716 Victoria street yesterday, in aid of tho w'ork of the
Ladies' Aid society of Trinity Methodist church. Guests wero received by
Mrs, Hume. The tea table wns presided over by Mrs. George Miller, Mrs.
Herbert Kccfe, Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Cry-
derman, Mrs. Ncelands, Mrs. J. E. Annable, Mrs, J, Wallace and Miss Dawn
Hume. During tho afternoon and evening a musical program was provided
by Mrs. Tyler, Mrs. J. F. Speakman,
Mrs, J. T. Andrews, Mrs. W.' A. Thur-
man, Minn Annable, Miss Gertrude Annable, Miss Dunham, Miss Slbcll McKenzle, Miss Ferguson and Miss
At the closo of the regular meeting
of Kootenay lodge No. 16, I.O.O.F. on
Monday night a Joint installation was
held with tho Queen City Rebekah
lodge, No. 16. The ceremony was conducted by D. C. McMorris, D.D.G.M.,
and Miss Grace Lucia, D.D.P., assisted
by D. Proudfoot, D.G.M.; Mrs. Bulger,
D.G.R.S.; Mrs. 11. Miller, D.G.W.; Miss
Bertha Barker, D;F.S.; Mrs. J. Stevens, D.G.T.; R. J. Steel, G.O.G., and
D. J, Robertson, G.I.G. The following
officers of the Rebekahs were Installed: Mrs. D, C. Fraser, N.O.; Miss
Insurance Is a Serious Matter
During the past week, Mr. Man, you have worked hard and
dona your best to provide "good cheer" and presents for tho wlfo
and kiddies—that la all wall and good and only what wo all should
do—but what about tho future? Havo you protected tho wlfo and
kiddie* against want at future Christmas times by taking out
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and are dependent on others at sixty. Don't bo In tho majority.
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you dlo your wif* and family ar* not dependent on others.
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B. Barker, R.S.; Mrs. B. Miller, F.S.;
Mitts G. Lucia, R.S.N.G.; Miss F. 'Rowe,
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Barker, L.S.S.; Mrs. E. Robertson, I.G.;
Mrs. h. Marshall, O.G., and Miss S.
Phillips, organist. Those Installed in
office for the Kootenay lodge No. 16
were: P. Phillips. N.G.; E. H. Sadler,
V.G.; J. McKay, Vf,; S. Mitchell, C'j
George Caldwell, chaplain; ,1. Brown,
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David Proudfoot, T. Following the Installation a past noble grand jewel
was presented to Mrs. C. M. Dunn, and
oast grand Jewels to L. Marshall and
A.  Shaw.
Nelson   Man   Writes—D. O. Thomas
and Archie Grave. Win Commissions—D. 8. O. for Kemball
"During tho past two months the
battalion has been in the centre of
big fighting. There Is no one who has
not been hero who can Imagine the
perfect hell tho sector In which we
were fighting during the time mentioned really Is," says an officer of a
Kootenny-Uoundary battalion .In a
letter from tho front to Charles A.
Waterman of Nelson.
Tho lottcr mentions that D. O.
Thomas and Archie .Graves of Nelson
have been recommended for commissions. Broughton, former mate of tho
Nasookin, has also'been given a commission. Mention Is mado of H. A.
Douglas. Bob McTavlsh, Tom McDonald, Dr. Hamilton of Rovelstoke,
Frank Crosbie, Armbrlstor, Allan Forrester, Mlckle McCandllsh, Leon Mo-
Candllsh, Charlie Taylor and othor
men from this district.
A tribute la paid to the work of
Capt. R. H. Green and mention is mado
of tho fact that Col. A. H. B. Kendall
has been awarded tho Distinguished
Servlco Order.   The letter says:
Even Billet. Und.r Fire
"Even five miles back In billets you
were almost certain to get undor shell
fjre during somo portion of the day.
Wo had one billet In particular which
appeared to be a magnet for German
shells. They hit on every side of It,
even as close as 10 yards away. What
little glass remained in tho windows
wns broken and the house was otherwise damaged, but still wo lived In It
and I am still as sound In wind and
limb as tho day I landed In France.
Of course, after the first few days ono
gets used to It and wc used to count
the shells and keep tally of them.
When more than a cortuin number fell
wo knew that Krltz was peeved ubout
something, i suppose he took this
method of saying he didn't like tho
Iron rations our artillery men In the
kindness of their hearts wero sending
over to him. It's remarkable how un-
appreclatlve GermanH can bo.
Desolation 8upreme
"But if you wanted to see a picture
of desolation and learn what war is
you hod only to go up a few miles
further toward tho firing line. There
you could walk over what wero once
villages and* see no trace even of where
a single house hud once stood. Our
artillery had done Its work thoroughly.
Even after seeing these places 1 Can
hardly realize It all. Not a spllntor of
wood nor a brick appears to remain.
And. tho remarkable thing Is that
whole forests have been blown out of
existence. All that remains of them
aro a certain number of stumps and
some tree trunks. All this destruction is now being repeated a few miles
further on toward Germany every day.
Beats Winnipeg Mud
"Aa for the fighting, all operations
aro carried on In what has been so
well described as u sea of mud—and
particularly greasy, sticky mud nt
thut, Winnipeg mud used to be a byword In western Canada,, but it wus
never a circumstance to the mud
through which I have waded during
the past few weeks. Through this
mud rations must bo carried long distances to tho men, water for drinking
purposes must be got In and ammunition brought up. This work, not the
fighting, Is the real hardship on the
"The moBt terrible thing in the
fighting Is tho artillery. In a bombardment It Is as though nil hell wero
lot loose for a holiday. The ground
rocks und quivers and the noise Is not
denrenlng, but ear-splitting.
Hit Plan. Five Miles Distant
"One of the prettiest and most Interesting sights Is an airplane fight,
either between machines or anti-aircraft guns uKninst enemy fliers. The
sight Is wonderful. One day we wlt-
neHnPtl n machine being brought down
by u gin Citing n. wllltl llfonrj In
(.•linrge said was a range of five ml|e»
luncheon Dishes
Sizes  15c and 25c
In Tomato, Oxtail, Vegetable and
Chicken; 2 for* 25c
Dozen assorted  $1.25
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and I have no reason to believe that
the statement was not correct.
"But for sheer downright cussedness
commend me to a zoppclln or bomb-
dropping airplane. You see or hear
nothing, the machine being out of sight
or practically so, until 'kerplunk' the
bomb hits the earth und everything
about It goes up with a sound which
requires to be heard to be appreciated.
Zepps work In the night only, bomb-
dropping planes at any old time. I
watched the bombardment of a supply
camp one day from a distance of a few
hundred yards. I was as safe, there as
anywhere else for you could not move
In any direction and feel that you were
not in an equal amount of danger. I
do not know how many bombs were
dropped in Ihe attack but all fell quite
close together, although only one did
any actual damage. The others simply mnde large holes In an otherwise
good field.
"The battalion won high praise for
Its work from those in authority and
I believe amply deserved It. We nre
now In rest billets In a quiet country
town. It is a treat to got back among
civilians and to see children at play
and women and men going about as
though there wore not a war In progress.
Meets Nelson Men
"Now, as to personal news. Mlcklo
McCandllsh is with us still and Leon
McCamUlsh Is also flourishing. I saw
him the other day. Charlie Taylor,
late of Ewert's and Rossland, Is looking as though war ugrced with him. I
also met a fellow named Player who
used tn run a paint shop next the
Royal hotel. The last three are not
In our battalion, but were with Grant
nnd Sturgeon. Broughton, who used
to be mate on the Nasookin, has been
given a commission. D. O. Thomas Is
getting on and so Is Archie Graves, of
the Bank of Commerce staff ut Nel-
sbn. I signed a. certificate us to the
good moral character of each of thorn.
Cap. Carruthurs Is still with us. Ho
is leaving for England tomorrow for
10 days leave. I met our old college
chum, Sergt.-Major II. A, Douglas, lato
accountant In the Royal bank, tho
other day. Douglas is sergeant-major
In the Canadian pay department at
Visits "Muddy" Lane's Grave
"Speaking of Douglas reminds mc
that I visited poor old "Muddy" Lane's
grave not long ago. It is located In the
area of desolation I have already described—some short distance back of
the present firing line. He was with
another British Columbia battalion
when he was killed.
"Old Bob McTavish Is still carrying
on, but the hardships of the pnst two
months have told on him very considerably nnd he ts going to hospital
and probably to England. Old Tom
McDonald had already had to give up.
He lasted It just as long as ho could,
but this Is not a gnme for old men.
Dr. Hamilton Hurt
"Doc Hamilton had been going
strong up to last night when ho was
hit by a motor lorry and has been
taken to hospital. It Is rather strange
that after going through all the hell
of the pnst two months and obmlng
out without a scratch ho should bo
laid out now. He Is not dangerously
Injured but will be laid up for a little
time. One man who Is sticking It
through well Is Frank Crosbie. Young
Armbrister has come through everything without hurt, has won the Military Medal and has been promoted a
Young Bob Green Makes Good
"Young Bob Green has mnde good as
paymaster, while Howard Green of
Kaslo has come through so far without harm and has done good work.
"Allan Forester was in to see me
the other dny. He hns a commission
as an officer In a battalion In our division. He told mo Collie .Tnrvls is at
Shorncllffe, England.
"Your little friend Reggie Howe is
still with us. j
"Col. Kemball, officer commanding
the battalion, has been given the
I). S, O. and so has one ot our majors,
while qulto a number of other honors
have been won by men nnd officers of
thp battalion." |
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