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Array ��������� ��������� - ������������������: V v .:;���������':-;,% 'r-AP' A A: ,'liS-l  Vol. VIII.  CRESTON, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1916  No. 18  M.S. Must Await  Exam. Results  parish priest, was'calling on "his parishioners "here on Monday and Tuesday.  Tom Boss and family are occupying  the Browell house, moving in on  Monday.  j.  ~t\&fyrt     cnanf t-,Vi*J  week-end with his family here  There has been quite a heayy death  rate among the new-born calves in  Canyon City this spring. Goitre seems  largely, the cause.  J. "W. Wood and 3. D. Crawford  will attend the Conservative nominating, con vention at Kaslo on the 24th,  with instructions to support R. 3.  Long. Canyon City is entitled to  three delegates and the third will be  selected at a meeting to  week.  D.D.G.M. Visits  Creston Masons  be held this  Capt. Kerr of the Salvation Army  forces, at Cranbrook accepting contributions to the army's self-denial fund  and inviting people to attend his  lecture in Creston the following  evening. .;  Fred Browell left on "Wednesday for  Davidson, Sask.  Mr. Gibson of Lacombe, Alta., has  been here for a few days on a visit to  his sister. Mm. Leamy.  Chairman Hurry was in charge of  the May meeting of the Creston School  Board on Monday afternoon at the  ���������schoolhouse, with Trustees Mallandaine and Jackson also in attendance,  though little else than routine matters  were up for consideration.  The resignation . of Vice-Principal-  de Maesdo was read and after some  discussion was accepted. So far this  is the only retirement from the staff  . to come to hand and in a talk over  the teacher situation the trustees all  expressed pretty general satisfaction  with the work of the other teachers  during the term.  The assessment roll for ihe school  district was submitted to the meeting  but owing to the fact that it was incomplete, "being merely a statement of  the names of those owning property  in the school area together with the  , properties they own, the secretary was  inssructedto return the roll and have  the assessoe complete his work, particularly along the lines of showing the  areas each indiyidual owned and the  value it was assessed at.  There was considerable correspondence  relative  to  the   proposed new  high school.   The superintendent   of  education advised that while he  was  convinced the higher seat of learning  had' now become almost a necessity  and that hs would be pleased to make  recommends even for special consideration in the matter, he specially called attention to a clause in the act  specifying  that  such schools   could  only be assisted  when established in  i? organized   municipalities,  closing his  letter with the remark:   "By the way,  is not the time already ripe for the  establishment of such a rural municipality in your locality?"  A. Suliiyan, inspector of high schools;  wrote as follows: "At the present  time,6f course, nothing definite can  be done with regard to the erection of  a high school. After the results of  the Entrance Examinations ure known  yon will have something definite upon    which   to   base   your   claim   for  financial    support.   If   you   have   a.   . , .  Z 7   \ u       .���������.,������������������������ ���������  ..v   nice strings of the  speckled beauties  sufficient number of pupils for a high  . . .  ������ c  The May meeting of Creston Masonic Lodge, on Wednesday night, was  somewhat of a big night in the lodge's  1916 history, the occasion marking the  official visit of the D.D.G.M., R.W.  Bro. W. H. Wilson, who was accompanied by six other members "of the  Cranbrook lodge, as well as a number  of visiting brethein from other points.  For his edification one of the ��������� de-  S&t&Ss&BSSr  Mr. Clausen left for Cranbrook  one  day last week.  B. Johnson spent the week end with  friends in Ryan.  Mrs. Andeen was a caller at Yahk  ori Sunday.  ' "R. J. Long of "Erickson was calling  on old-time friends in this city last  week.  J. McGuire of Cranbrook is wine  clerk at the hotel during the absence  of "Reddy."  ".'.*���������  G. A. Hunt is" one of the busiest  men in the city.    He is ranching.  H. Rymell slef t last week for Penticton where he has a job in sight with  the Kettle Valley line.  Quite a few of the local Isaak Walton followers have  been   bringing in  school after the Entrance Examinations ih June 1 shall be pleased to do  all in my power to support your plea  for a high school at Creston."  There   was also a letter from the  superintendent of education in reply  to resolutions passed  at the trustees  conference in  April at which gathering the secretary was asked to write  the  department    urging   that   some  change be made in the   act so  that  financing  would  bo   less  strenuous.  The suggestion made was   that seeing  the   government   undertook the tax  collecting it was only fair that in case  they failed to take in sufficient funds  to run the schools that the trustees be  empowered to borrow money on the  security of  tho diutrict and not on  their personal note as at present.   The  education   authorities   advised there  would be- no "changes of any sort in  the regulations this year.  here of late.  MBice Biding  Ganyon City  The bridge crew is now busy putting tho 80-foot spun oyer the water.  M. Wigun's renowned strawberry  plants haye been set ont by the thousand* this spring In the Canyon City  country.  Mies Ruth KHngpnsmit.il will finish  this term attending the Canyon City  school. ���������  Birth���������-To Mr. and Mrs. Matt (/lay-  ton, a son, on May 14th.  II. S. Bovon wan motoring through  iujtf on Tiicij-livy r.ece,mpnnlo.d hy  Lleuts. Aylmer and Jones, who are  drumming up recruits in the Valley  lor tin- American Legion.-  Ranchers hero, have been busy thin  wook giving their fruit troofl the  second spray hath of the season.  Fruit growers Honei-ally avo Minding  i������> ������ii'������iV lliiw hu.v������t fruit hlouHonm that  stood four degrees of float one morning li.jV.. uwi, liven cherry hlnw-.oniR  came through, apparently, tminjtu. d,  Hey. Father Kennedy,   lhe  C"t,.\-.,<.u  Eight of the local members of the  Wynndel-Alice Siding Soldiers Ladies'  Aid were at Wynndel for the meeting  of the workers on Saturday afternoon.  There was also a good turnout of the  Wynndel ladies and considerable  work was accomplished to say nothing  of the sociable side of the gathering.  As yet there is little or no signs to  show that last week's touch of frost  has done any damage, even to the  early cherries. A few strawheriy  blossoms that were out suffered, of  course.  The next meeting of the soldiers  ladies aid will be at the homo of Mrs.  Long, Douglas Villa, on. Wednesday  afternoon next, _. ;  A cement storage tank is being  erected on the Constable ranch at  present, to provide a domestic water  supply to the house?, a gasoline engine  being utilized for pumping. R. Stewart has the contract for the work.  grees was exemplified  of   the   communication   the   visiting  dignitary   was   enthusiastic    in    his  praise of the proficiency tbe officers  and brethren had shown in their work  throughout.  At the close of the lodge an informal  banquet   was   in   or^er,  after which  there was the usual %ound of speech-  making,   interspersed j with    several  musical   numbers. fYery timely  and  quite   eloquent addresses were made  by   visiting brothers   Whiteley  and  Rev. ~W.   K.   Thomson,    while    the  D.D.G.M, gave an equally appreciated  talk on the early history and f ouuding  of the Masonic order in British Columbia.   The musical selections were by  Bro.  Mahood  who; rendered   in   tine  style his own song, ?'The Call of the  Kootenay,"    Brother Cameron favored   -with    "Tipperary,"     while   Bro.  Young    contributed    "Sons   of   the  British  Empire,"   Bro. Mahood presiding iit, the pianpv  Helped to someextent by a considerable personal as- well as -fraternal  friendship between the local members  and the several of the visitors the  social side of the gathering was not a  whit less enjoyable than the sumptuous supper that had been prepared for  the occasion to whichit is unnecessary  to say all did ample: -justice.  Among the visitors were R.W. Bro.  Wilson, andBros. W. Cameron, Chas.  Libtie, F: Xtobsou^-IX M. Cowan, J. B.  Henderson, Rev. W. "EL Thompson,  all of Cranbrook; W. Young, Sirdar;  Rev. J. S. Mahood, Queen's Bay, and  W. J. Whiteley, Vancouver.  During the afternoon the visitors  were treated to a motor drive through  the Valley and returned Thursday  highly pleased with the all round hospitality dispensed then: during thi ir  stay, and with a cordial inv tation to  the Creston craftsmen to return the  visit at any time, and with any number, to give the. divisional city brethren an opportunity to return the  compliment.  The only regrets of the yisit were  expressed by Messrs. Cowan and  Thomson. Returning to their room  at the King George at an early hour  Thursday nioring they quite inadvertently, we feel sure, disturbed the  slumber Of an adjoining roomer vvho  very unceremoniously reproved  them  lunch around midnight, after which  the dancing was continued for a short  while.  Capt. Ashley Cooper returned from  Work Point Barracks, Victoria on  Wednesday.  A carload of strawberry cups for  the Co-Operative Fruit Growers Association arrived here on Tuesday.  The meeting of the Alice Siding-  Wynndei ladies aid to the soldiers at  the front held jn the schoolhouse on  Saturday last was, according to the  president, Mrs. W. A. Pease, the best  attended and most successful, both  financially and socially, that the society has ever had. What struck all  outside visitors was the beauty of the  jjlace. Everyone was loud ih their  praise of the culinary art of the hostesses, Mesdames Duncan and Bathie.  The sum of t$2 was. raised, which will  be devoted to Red Cross purposes.  dress  The Erickson section poultry honors  for the year to date would seem to belong to. G. Pendrell Smith' who,  since  the end of February has been devoting  a whole lot of attention to his fowl.  Up to Tuesday night he had successfully negotiated exactly 20 settings by  the under-the-hen incubation and his  average   is a shade better  than   ten  birds from each batch of twelve eggs  ���������202 chicks from 240 eggs to be precise.   The eggs used were all from his  own flock of 24 purebted Rhode Island  Reds though, of course, some of the  neighbors' cluckers had to   be recruited for the work of hatching.    Of the  entire lot he lost none by death though  six succumbed through being trampled on by the mother hens.   The first  brood saw the light of day on  March  19th,  and from appearances will be  prime two pound broilers before they  are three months old.  Sirdar ���������������������������������������������-.������������������   *o>  The tug Hercules of Nelson passed  here Monday en route for Goat, River  and Duck Creek, where she will be  engaged in towing the boom of logs  which have been hung up there for  some time past. The Hercules has  been chartered by J. S. Deschamps to  handle the logs cut at Sirdar.  3. S, Deschamps was in our vicinity  Monday and Tuesday.  Mesdames Dennes, Loasby and  Swanson were Creston callers on  Tuesday.  Mr.  and  Mrs.    P.   Oherbo   visited  Recruits Meeting  The none too pleasant intelligence  that Canada's recruiting for the present European war- is giving the  militia authorities cause : for grave  alarm owing to the increasing scarcity  of men voluntarily offering foi overseas service, was brought close home  to the residents of the Valley at a  public meeting, for the purpose of  speeding up recruiting in these parts,  which was held in the Auditorium on  Tuesday aight.  This particular effort was to secure  men for the 211th Battalion (American  Legion), and was addressed by Lieut.  Basil Aylmer. who went overseas with  the First Canadian Contingent,  and who is home on four months  leave, to recuperate from a partial  brerkdown after going through the  Ypres, Festaubert, Gravenchy, and  other fighting in France, and also  by Lieut. Jones, one of the recruiting  offieei-3 for B.C. for this corps.  In his own offhand, homemade way  Lieut. Aylmer related  many stirring  incidents in connection with the cam -  paigning in France,  showing that in  every   clash    with " the^  enemy   the  Canadian   troops   had  demonstrated  their worth  as fighters,  in some instances capturing positions that tin*  English regulars had previously given  up as untakable.   On account of this  dash and daring the Canadian troops  were  particularly wanted, and every  available man will be required.   The  Germans are far from  beaten  and  in  his opinion were good for at least au-  other   two  years   of   fighting.    Con-  I scription in England corroborated this  \ conclusion     unmistakably.     Briefly,  but iuterestingly, he dealt with the  methods of warfare���������curtain  of   fire,  gas attacks, etc���������and had on display  several   souvenirs   of the battlefield.  Incidentally he had some timely observations as to how and what- line of  "tobaccos to send to the  boys already  overseas..  Lieut. Jone's talk was quite brief.  He outlined the why and wherefore of  the 2llth, pointing out the advantages  of serving in the corps, ono of whieh  that there were four battalions being  recruited and that they would go  overseas and into action as a brigade  and not be split up into smaller units  to fill up gaps in other battalions. In  that way recruits would be sure of always being together.  The meeting was presided over by  R. S. Bevan, who also did yoetnan  service in motoring the two officers  to the different points in the Valley  and putting thein in touch with pos-  for their unseemly hilarity. The  visitors naturally feel like "squaring"  thmeselves with the disturbed individual, whose identity we have  just been advised they may learn from  Postmaster Henderson.  Creston on Wednesday  Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Swanson, aceom-1 Bible rocrnils at these outside points  panied by Mr. and Mrs.  Loasby and  W. F. Cameron were Creston  callers  on Wednesday evening, the   two hit  The band rendered several selections  during the meeting, and furnished  music for a couple of hours dancing  entlemen attending the  Masonic  aitev fche speaking was ovor.  The officers proceeded Lo Nelson on  Wednesday, after booking a couple of  recruits, but Lieut. Jones will be back  in a few days to sign up several other  prospective volunteers.  The water on the fiats is about at  lost yoar's high water mark at  presont. About half a hundred head  of stock was taken up to the Rolfe  mountain pasture lands on Sunday.  A rural postmaster, not a thousand  miles from here, will bo having somo  trouble with his conscience in accepting full pay for services rendered ibis  month. On Saturday tho westbound  mall brought him throe letters and  one paper to handle. Lt had ono advantage, however, no as-uis'tant wuh  required to enable tbe postmaster to  reach the daneo that evening in good  time.  Alice Siding will haye two delegate*  at the Oonnervatlvo convention at  Knslo on Wednesday next. They uro  jvuuy iviuim- ami W. A. I.*\'.';:*''.  A number of the young were at the  Canyon for tin- llrst picnic of lhe uon-  win on Hunday.  WynndeB  Mrs. M. Hagen was a Creston caller  on Monday. Paul Hagen made the  grade Tuesday.  Lieut. Basil Aylmor of tho 7th Battalion, and Lieut. Jones of tho American Legion, were here on Tuesday  giving the place a look over for any  possible recruits.  Mrs. J. J. Grady returned home on  Wednesday after an extended visit  with her daughter in Spokane,  Nels; Winlaw has a crew of men  busy counting the. lngn in the channel.  The timber is sold to J. S. Doschamps,  who in having it  boomed to tow to  2Cei.'-oii fev :':'..V.'h*l*;.  The d������-i.iv in thia neighborhood are  making themselves ii decided nuisance,  several ranchers complaining of them  ruining their eropn ������h fast as they  come up.  On Saturday night, at the close of  the lad Ion' aid gathering, all the young  oeo|j.j. t.i 1.1.:* ;V.':.t:���������"."���������. ���������������������������������"'������������������ ������ call on  Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, and a very enjoyable evening was hpent, tlitoc'iUH  being   the   chief feature.    A  meeting.  The Misses Swanson were Creston  visitors between trains on Saturday.  Mesdames Hayes and Jackson of  Creston spent Friday and Saturday in  Sirdar, guests of Mrs. T. Aspay.  Andy Miller, lire warden, Creston,  paid an official visit here last week.  Tho water has been receding st< adi-  ly for the past four or five days, and  has dropped 15 inches.  B&instroB Show BSBBBed  News from Franco  Although tho Canadians are in  the  thick of the fighting in France, at the  present time, the mon from  this section are keeping out of tlio casualty  lists with yery agreeable regularity.  Recent  news from  the front   states  that Capt. Arthur Fitzgerald lias boen  sent back from the front to England  to  recover from an   attoek   of shell  shock,    {-jluiiiey  Givyin---   .;��������� ci.tiftnert  io hospital nunVrlng with  rheumatic  fovor, whlloJaok Smith who had boon  in  a ham- hospital for two or three  woolen with an attack  of dysentery is  again back in the trenches with trwin  Simmons who was forced to take Homo  time olr on  account of slckm-uu;    Mr.  Milroy,   a former  C.P.U.   timber  ln-  apectnr, well Lnuwn here, who \v-������* i������-  pr-rtod   wounded   winii'  time  ago,  in  dainty I again hack in actiou-  Cf the visit of Reese Bros, minstrel  show, which will play In Croston on.  Friday evening May 2flth. the News  has tho following to say of thoir stay  in Moose Jaw, Sask.:  "Playing to crowded houses-at every  performance, the Rpgao Africander  minstrels presented a big surprise at  the Elite yesterday. They aro much  superior to the ordinary road show  of the typo, and as well au being auup-  py and up-to-date, thoir work is marked with artisticiiess.  The pcrforuiauco iss in two parts, the  first taking the form of a minstrel  show,  the latter  being a   vaudeville  medly of southern dances and sough,  Aii J.aye good voices and iu the darkey  melodies tliere blended well   together.  There   is   no trace of coarseness   in  their work, the show* being one  thnt  will please the ohUdren nn woll as  the  grown-ups. --Moose Jaw Newt1. March  20, HMO,"  ��������� in- !>��������� uu!.., i,j.,.'��������� ,,;' I.,;..jo ::;:.'. W'j"*"!*  wan Geo, Htott'a garden when- 800  tuMp-*! wove in full bloom all  al.  once.  xif&BHi^tmmmmiimiiii^^  *J?**si^^M-mmiitotmti))  fimmimivmmjmiixMmiihxm^mimx''. gQBgS  jajjBjMjjj  mmta  *****  m^S^SZ**\*\  S?HE KEVXBWft CllESTONB B. C  A BRIGHT TOBACCO OF THE FINEST QUALITY  10 CENTS PER PLUG  at  B M /   B     H      ���������    H  S   I "^M  BY MARVIN    DANA  (Copyright)  ���������He  (Continued)  didn't kill him! lie didn't kill  him!" she fairly hissed. "Why, he's  the most wonderful man iu the world.  You shan't hurt him! Nobody shall  hurt him! I'll fight to the end of my  life for Dick. Gilder!"  Burke was beaming joyously.  "Well, that's just what I thought.*'  he said, with smug content. "And now,  then, .who did shoot Griggs? We've  got every one ot" the gang. They're  all crooks. See here." he went on,  with a sudden change to the respectful  in his manner, "why don't you start  iresh? I'll give you every chance in  the world. I'm dead on the level with  you this time."  By now Mary had herself well in  hand again vastly ashamed of the  short period of self betrayal caused by  the official's artifice against hor heart.  As she listened to the inspector's assurances, the mocking- express ior. of  her face was not encouraging to that  astute individual, but lie persevered  manfully.  "Just you wait." he went on cheerfully, "and L'ii prove to you "ha: I'm  on the level about this, that I'm really  your friend. There was a letter came  for you to your apartment. My men  brought it down to me. I've read it.  Here it is.    I'll read it  to you!"  He picked up an envelope, which  had been lying on the desk, and drew  out the single sheet of paper it contained. Mary watched him, wondering much more than her expression re  vealed over this new  Then, as she listened, qu  touched her-features to a   new life.  the necessary evidence in my own  way. Now, there's nobody here but  just you and me. Como on, now���������put  me  wis.e!"  "Are   you   sure   no   one   will   ever  know?"  "Nobody hut you aud me,"' Uurke  declared, all agog with anticipation of  victory at last. "1 give you my word!"  Mary met the gaze of the inspector  j Fully, in the same instant, she Hashed  ion him a smile that was dazzling, the  smile, of a woman triumphant in her  mastery of the situation. Her face  was radiant, luminous with honest  mirth.  She spoke in a most, casual voice,  despite the dancing delight in hor face.  The tones were drawled in the matter of  fact  fashion  of statement  that  leads   a   listener   to   answer   without ! doors  i  heed to tho exact  tion. unless very  is what she said:  "I'm  not  spc-akin  I, sieuOgrapjiCi*  import of the quo.s-  alert   indeed.     This  loud enough, am  gust.  "i don't have to he told," lie retorted  huffily. "I'm no college president, hut  when a cop grabs me and brings me  down here I've got sense enough to  know I'm pinched."  "Is that what they did to you, ."Joe?  I'll have to s-.pe.ak to Cassidy ahout  that. Now, just you sit down. .loo.  won't you? I want to have a little  talk with you. '.'il be t'.trough, hero in  a second." Ho went, on with ihe writ- |  i n g. '  Garson moved forward slightly to ���������  the single chair near the end of the  desk and thero seated himself mech- i  anically. His face thus was turned to-'  ward the windows that gave on the I  corridor, and his eyes grew yet more i  clouded as they rested on the grim j  of tho cells. He writhed in his j  chair, and his gaze jumped from the i  cells to the impassive figure of the ]  man af the desk. Now the forger's  nervousness increased momentarily. It  *      Of| a sud-  Austria Wants Peace  People   Hate the  Germans Almost  as  Much  as  Their  Enemies  A neutral who lived many years in  Austria relates the following impressions gained during a series of wartime journeys in Austria:  "The terrible effects of the war are  at once visible  on arrival In Vienna.  The     large     restaurants,     brilliantly  lighted at night, and resounding with  the music of orchestras were almost  empty.   Occasionally a few boulevard-  iers strolled in to take places at the  tables, but rarely to dine there. At Vienna on a day when the fall' of krone  was particularly accentuated    I    was  ahle to hear the lamentations of the  public at the pay desks    of    various  banks   and  the phrase  constantly recurred:    'Germany    has  deceived us,  Germany has lied to us.'  'The  constant  news    of    victories  spread by the Wolff Agency have ���������a������  longer the desired effect upon the Aus-  train people. I heard the following remarks made by a high court official:  'If our armies were not so Inextricably  tied to the German armies "we should  have made separate peace long ago.*  "Austria has in store for the Kaiser  more than one surprise. For the moment, however, the Germans dominate  the country "and nothing more astonishes the 'Germanizers' .in Austria  than to find that their allies detest  them almost as much as their enemies."  Animal World states tliat the total  number of horses treated hy vets. in.  the hospitals in France, up. to the end  of July, 1915, had teen 81,134; oil  these 47,192 had been returned a������  cured, 4.266 had died, 4,843 had been  destroyed,   and   1.842   had  been   sold.  while   22,991  treatment.  still    remained  And that industrious writer of short- j den he sprang up and stepped close to   hand     notes,     absorbed     in   his  task,  answered   instantly   from   his   hidden  place in the eor������i*idt>r.  "Xo. ma'am, not quite."  Mary  laughed   aloud.,     while   Burke  ! sat  dumfoumled.     She     rose    swiftly,  land went to the nearest  window, and  j wiih a pull at the cont sent the shade  j flying  upward.    There     was  revealed  ���������the  busy stenographer,  bent,  over his  pad.     A groan of distress burst from  I him. and he fled the place in ignominious  rout.  The smiling Mary    was returned to  her cell.  the inspector.  "Say." he said  like  , in a husky voice  I'd like to have a lawyer."  (.To be  Continued!  The Moid-over Flies  "I'd  Will  Burke  expression re- j t"*;'  development. \ *ar  -mick  interest! vo  tO     o      ��������� :-_  --      -��������� = -.,  -       - _  This was the letter: -through  with him!" he growled.  "I can't go without telling you how l regarded    Cassidy speculatively,  eorrv I am!    There won't never be a \ you remember the    third degree  CHAPTER XVlli.  The Confession  pressed the button  call and  | ordered  the  doorman to. send in Cas- '  s sidy,   when the detective appeared he  asked:  "Does Garson know we've arrested  the Turner girl and young Gilder?"  And. when he had been answered in  the negative: "Or, that we've got Chicago Red and Dacey here?"  "No,"   Cassidy replied.    "He  hasn't  been spoken to since we made the col-  He seems worried," the detective  lunteered.  T     ~r,X  x   g,tt  He  "Do  In-  ho    *V";**ri!  time that I won't remember it was me"; spector  Burns    worked  on  McGlohi?  go��������� you sent up* that you did time in ] Well," he   went on,   as  the detective  my pi  self  stra  ice. 1 ain't going to forgive ray-  ever. ;ind I swear I'nr going  ht alwavs. Vour true friend.  "HELEN MORRIS."  For once, Burke showed a certain  delicacy. When he had finished the.  reading,    he  said nothing for a long  minute.  Mary's eyes were luminous in the  Joy of the realization that for her. af-,  ter all, rehabilitation might be in a ;  measure possible, though nothing j  could ever repay the degradation of I  years   infinitely   worse   than   lost. !  Burke's harsh, voice, eadenced to a |  singular sympathy, broke in on her j  reverie of pleasure and of pain. I  "You  knew   this?" he   inquired.  "Yes, two days ago."  "Did you tell old Gilder?" he asked.  "Mary shook her head in negation.  "What would be the use?"  she  reminded  him.    "I  had  no   proof.    No  one would believe me."  "They'd believe this. Why, this letter sets you clear. If old Glider should  see this letter, there's nothing he  wouldn't do to make amends to you.  He's a square guy himself, if it comes  to that, even if he was hard on you.  Why, this letter wipes out everything."  Thon, the insistent question beating  nt his brain forced him to speak  roughly, building hope on tho letter's  Inestimable worth to the woman before him.  "Who killed Griggs?"  ... There was no reply. And. presently,  he   worn   on,  half  ashamed   over  his  own intrigue against her, '  "Say."' he Raid, nnd, for once, his j  voice was curiously suppressed, "you  tr-11 mo who shnt Grig������������������<���������-,, nnd I'll show  rliis letter to old Gilder. Now, listen,  he cried eagerly, "I give you my word  of honor that anything you say in here  is just hot worn you and mo." Pnoon-  Foiotisly hla eyes darted to the window, behind which tiie stenographer  was busy with his notes.  Tluit single involuntary glance was  enough ror tho keen instinct of the  woman   to   make   a  gue-;s   as   to   tho  verity.  ".lur;t tip mo off to tlir truth. "Burke  \v���������: i.t.   on   Ingratiatingly,   "nnd   I'll   got.  Granulated Kyelidn,  Lyon inflamed by cxpimuro  to Cold Wi-ruln And DuM;  kkly relieved hy Murino  . H-jyo Iicmectjr.   No j->rni������rt-  inu. juut ivyo Comfort.   At Your "Druj������ttiiitrt'  i,^i:i,iiT'<Aii'.lUiA,io-V,ycV,:Avrh,Tiih(-.t.A.\U-.  For Hook of th������ F.yo l-Veo wrila  rV)urhi������������ Cy������ H*i������������'iv coiuttaitv. citicaaiH  "Would you do iioiim-iIiIii-s* -for a 'poor  old vailor'V" inquired ;i tramp nt lho  pate.  "Poor   old   ."  In,"man':'  wife.  "Yoh, iii'm. I  .11m V"   i uhl   tho   worl'-  followed |lie water for  i :>. teen   yio i*n."  "Wj'II," Kit id l|l������" woman, "you < < r-  talnly don't lool' an If you over caught  up  wiilv  It!"  nodded assent, "that's what I'm going  to do to Garson. He's got imagination,  that crook! The things he don't know  ahout are the things he's afraid of.  After he gets in here, I want you to  take his pals one after the other, and  lock them up in the cells there in the  corridor. The shades on the corridor  windows here will be up, and Garson  will see them taken in.. The fact of  their being there will set his imagination to working overtime, all right."  Burke reflected for a moment, and  then issued the final directions for the  execution of his latest plot.  "When you get the buzzer from me,  you have young Gilder and the Turner  woman sent in. Then, after a while,  you'll get another buzzer. When you  hear tliat, come right in here, and tell  me that the gang has squealed. I'll do  the rest. Bring Garson here in just  five minutes.   Tell Dan to come in."  As the detective went out, the doorman entered, and thereat Burke proceeded with the further instructions  necessary to tho carrying out of his  scheme.  "Take the chairs out of the office,  Dan," he directed, "except mine and  one other���������that one!" He indicated a  chair standing a little A\*ay from one  end of his desk. "Now, have all the  j shades up." lie chuckled as he added:  ��������� "That, Turner woman saved you the  trouble  with   one."  Me returned to his chair, and when  the door opened ho was to all appeal'-1  anoes busily engaged In writing. |  "Here's Ga "son, chief," Cassidy announced.  "Hello, Joe!" Burke exclaimed, with  a seeming all* of careless friendliness,  as the detective wont ont, and Garson  stood motionless just within the door.  "S31t down a minute, won't you?" tho  inspector continued affably. lie did  not look up from his writing as he  spoke.  Garson's usually    strong    faco was  showing weak with  fear.    His    chin,  which wns commonly very firm, moved  u llttlo from uneasy twitohlnRR of Mb  | lips.    Ills    clear    eyes    wero slightly  | clouded to a look of apprehension ns  I they    rovod    the room  furtively,    He  ! mndo    no answer    to the Inspector's  j greeting  for  a.  few  minute,".,  but  re  I maine.d   standing   without,  movement,  poised alertly an If sousing some concealed   porll.     Kinally,    however,  the  anxiety found    expression    in  words,  Illn   tone   wnii   pregnant,   whh   alarm,  though ho atrovo to'   mako it merely  lomplainlng.  "i-.uy,  what am   1  arroslc.-l   for?"  he  protest oil.    "1 ain't  done atiythin-1;."  Burke, did not, look up, and hlu pen  continued lo hurry over the pupor.  "Who told you you woro arrested?"  In- remarked cheerfully In his blandest  voice.  Carson uttered an e.laonalion of dis-  Swat the First Flies and You  Have Less to Kill Later on  There are "hold-over flies" or "winter flies" which have been hibernating  during the cold weather, and which  wake up at the first warm sign of  spring.  "Don't trust the cold to kill them,"  warns the North Carolina Bulletin.  ���������'Don't, assume that they are dead  when you find them lying on floors or  window sills in unusued rooms. They  are playing possum, and will recover  when the temperature rises. Clean  up the house and give special attention to every out-of-the-way place  where flies may lurk. Make sure that  there is nothing left which may harbqr  their eggs."  If you don't adopt this strategy, and  start now, here is what you may be up  against, according to the computation  of experts:  A  female   fly   surviving  the   winter  may b.e expected to begin laying eggs  in April.    Her progeny will begin lay- j  ing  in  May.    Their progeny   will   he  laying by June 1.   We may reckon on  live crops by the first of October.   The  first crop alone is big enough, but succeeding generations quickly run far beyond the grasp of the human imagination.     If all the eggs hatched and developed into mature flies, the offspring  of that one fly would amount, by Oct.  1, to the appalling number of 131,220,-  000,000,000,000,000.  That number of flies, it is said, if  caught and pressed compactly together, would occupy a space of 250,000  cubic feet. That is to say, they would  probably fill solidly, from cellar to attic, about ten ordinary houses.  Of course, the eggs don't all hatch,  and the little larvae and pupae don't,  all grow up, arid the adult flies don't  all carry out this theoretical laying  program. K they did, all other Borms  of-life in the world would soon bo buried under an overwhelming avalanche  of files, and all the foodstuff in the  world would he devoured hy them. But  the facts aro impressive enough within   this  mathematical   nightmare.  The moral is plain. Swat the first  flies, and you'll have only tens to kill  instead of'tons of thousands.  ��������� ���������__ ._  pay for the  best and purest Soap in the world  -^Sunlight. The inducements  offered with common soaps can-  aot make up for the guaranteed  purity o������ Sunlight Soap,    m  s  &&& y  H       l-������ <x ***,Oh  JB-  ilCIC  1*3  cocoa   produced  Perfection Cocoa-  than   Cowan's  ���������rich in aroma^  nourishing and delicio  no  "What ruined your business?"  "Advertising."  "How?"  "I let It nil bo done hy my competitors/'���������-Boston Transcript.  "B. P."  W. N. U. 1101  R.-P. stands for Baden Powell.  Known to every Boy Scout well.  P.P. stands for "B.P.'s"' motto���������  Moan In j*; 'hoivl'ore that you've got to .  Be prepared for everything  That, the passing hour may bring.  Bo Prepared���������Zhig-ii-zing, Bonvhom.  When with your patrol you start,  Llko a good Scout, clean and smart,  Bo Prepared wllh everything:  Paper, pencil, matches, string,  Water, knife, nml hatchet���������all  llondy for n sudden call.  Bo Prepared    Y.\n:;:\:'.\n:*, Bom-bom.  Be Propnrod  lo play your part  Whon your dally work you start;  Bo Prepared and eager, too,  Ciood and helpful turns io do;  Bo  Prepared   to conquer sin  Ity lhe grace of God within.  Bo Prepared���������Zlng-a-zlng, Pom-hom.  lie Prepared   wish  he-av-uly  -M-aon  For tho perils you must face;  When your morning prayers yon nay,  Draw your ralioiis fur the. day.  l-hulloss trouble you'll ho spared  If "Prop-trod" ho! spoil. P-lt-K-  TMt-A-Y-l-Mt-l-M).  Bo Prepared   -Xlng-n-zlug. Boni-hom.  Before tho 1'Mro���������A splendid stand or Woaioni Ciuuidu limber, rortdy ta Rivi  uoi'vlco nn lumber, and \o protect the water-powoi-H so badly rctiuircn  In   Albertn,'---   Irrigation "system.  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Gin Pills are 50c. a box or six boxes for  Sample sent free t������  National Drug & Chemical Co.  oi Canada Limited, Toronto.  requested.  waq  LITTLE  JL JtftJLX'* ^O  \J\J U11' JL  Even in a match you should  consider the "Little Things,"  the wood���������the composition-���������  the   strikeability���������the   flame.  Cause of the Collapse  .The foreman employed by a big contractor rushed into the office oi the  boss, wide-eyed and palpitating.  "Boss," said he' in a greatly agitated voice, "one of them new houses of  ours fell down in the night!"  "What's that?" exclaimed the boss,  jumping right up and beginning to  take'notice. "What was the matter?  How did it happen?"  "It was the fault of the workmen,  boss," answered the foreman. "They  made the mistake o������ taking down the  scaffolding before they put on the  wallpaper,"  Attacked by Asthma.���������The first fearful sensation is of suffocation, which  hour by hour becomes more desperate  and hopeless. 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Conceruing them Mrs.  George Taillon, Noelville, Ont., writes:  '"Please send nie two more boxes of  Baby's Own Tablets for I have found  them so good for my baby, I would  not be without them." The Tablets are  sold by medicine dealers or by mail  at 25 cen-ts a box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  **Mrs. Blank is in deep mourning,  isn't she?"  "Very deep. I hear that she had discharged her blonde chauffeur and hired  a colored one."  ���������^=anc  aoKri  Teacher���������"Jfyhat did Caesar exclaim  when  Brutus blabbed him?  Iir I ah L Boy-Ouch!  "That statesman praises his country  very highly,"  "Yes, und ho*n not backward in his  enthusiasm for himself."  '-s-^8:  3j;ju>.1<"'iI jst.-i'������'<*.'; "by  iittlnjr l>r. Cluise'fl  Ncrvo Food.    ...  B0 el-mi a lmx, nil  nl enter* oi- lCiliiiukiM������i.  lliit*M Hi Co., I.lmlti-tl,  Vm-unlo.  mmmm^m!*.'  W. N. 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CO., To-  Udo,  Ohio  Hold   bv   r>iiiri*rstB.   7fie.  ���������������������������alio lJ.il.'*; i'u'all;- i'Ula for oonhllyw  tlOTi.  A holt now will suvo a trip lo town  during  llio   mull  houhoii.  Whon Tlnllowuy'rt Corn Cure- Ih ������p-  plled lo a corn or wart It lclllii tho rontn  nnd tin* rnlloMify coiih-h out. without In-  Jury to thu iloidi.  (ilnojiiy Wnrl'inuii \ wliiti'liili',' |iomh  and ourb'n, to (-linlty lady) ~Tln>iv>''i no-  (iiiiii- iti.si-irm-.; nhoiii liii.s |oi>, liiiini,  Now, In im> own !liu>, whli'*>wmihiii'-;  oclUiic,''. you enn put -<0l������ii> nnnl In yi>r  I work.  ar news-  STOP  and consider the duty you owe  your,country, your friends and  yourself In this great war o(  right against might. Are you doing your part ?  LOOK  around you and see how many  of tho men yon Uuow bo well  who nro "doing their hit."  Would you not ho happier with  them? When tlio hoys return  whicli would give you the great-  est pleasure���������to cheer or ba  cheered?  LISTEN  to tlio pleadings of humanity  and of your own conaclcnco.  You may never again have suoli  au opportunity to assert your  manhood. Why not. gniHp it  now?  .',00 MEIn required lo complelo  tho 17i)Ui OVI-mSISAH BATTALION of tho CAMIQIION I1IC.H-  LANDEKS, a distinctive regiment wltli a diHiiiietho uniform,  ��������� - l.i<!iit. Col. J. A. Cant lie, O.C  Any phy.HlojiHy lit I'lrlllsliei* l������  Invited lo .i������������in.  I'hilli'tcd men aro, grant ml .10  day.-i' leave with pay where thoy  can nhow thoy aro going to  worlc   on   farnin   for   uoodlng.  TruiiKportutloii will ho ful*-  Witrdiul to recruit;- from outuhlo  pointh liniiiedliiluly on receipt of  i,.,..ll.:il     i'<>rt ll'ii'i'it j'        IYmiii     v.'.iu  All    '-ontimnilo-,'  ilicMrtoil lo lho Ad-  Cameron  lllfdi-  1   lundurti, Mlnto Htrect, Wlniil|i..g,   *  Wmmm- j*t *. *i ������������������ i ������������������. '        ������ m, ���������.<��������� * f.������^i**mm.tin,im*mm fm. v������"������ *  wiim,A VJ. *. ^^^^^,^^^^,^1 WmM, li.i ���������..���������iwwwwjl m*  KLAD  4ILA11C  *L*ICH_  IjLjUxhlk;  "*-"*5i*'"������v^  Nearly every Farmer in Canada knowa  of the McLaughlin people, who hava  been making high grade buggies and  sleighs since 1869, and automobiles sine������  1908.  They are now devoting their entire energies to motor cars.  They Tecommend Model "D60 as specially suited to the Canadian farmer.  It looks what it is���������a good car.  It is not too small���������nor yet too largo  ���������just the right size for a lady" to drive  It is a solidly built car that will stand  the hard wear.  It has a powerful "Valve iu-Head" Engine of 30-35 Horse Power.  It *ias 32-inch tires and 110-lncU wheel  base.  It haa genuine leather upholstering^  hair filling and deep spring cushions.  It will seat five people comfortably.  It has electric self-starting and lighting system, and Is furnished complete to  the smallest detail.  Bo up-to-date and buy a McLaughlin  Six.  <M'UtCHl.C  Prloe$1.110���������F.O.B.   Oa.iewa.  1815  Write  to-datf  for   our   free   booklet  "Farm Life and Freedom"  Model DGO  12 Branches Throuchoufc Canada  HjWA  S    n....IIi-iiI    .-���������'Villi  Ulornl   doclor.  li-uiH to Im add  Juiani,     K'.Mh  mm*m*miiitiMmmm*i*tjll*  gw  ���������MM  iitttf THB  CRESTON   REVIEW  THE CRESTON REVIEW  Issued every Friday at Creston,, B.C.  Subscription : $2 a year in advance ;  ���������$2.50 to United. States points.  C. P. Ha*yes, Owner and Editor.  CRESTON, B.C., FRIDAY. MAY 19  has knowledge of almost half a  dozen cases that should have  speedy trial, though the sums  involved are not quite large enough  to warrant the expense and time of  taking them to Nelson   foi  a-  "W  T  m  m  *B.  SJ> .rta^jS.  The Kootenaian  understands,   with  regret, that certain Liberal gentlemen  residing in  the Creston Valley  have !  got the idea  into   their  noddles that  this   paper has been   manufacturing  deliberate falsehoods about  the  state  of health of John Keen,  the   Liberal  candidate in this  riding, with a  view  to injuring his candidature.    The  belief on the part of the Liberal  gentlemen   aforesaid  is   perhaps   due   to a  paragraph   published   about   two    or  three weeks ago and which stated that  Mr. Keen had gone on the sick list, on  account of trouble with asthma.    The  part iu regard to asthma was in error,  The Kootenaian having  been   mis-informed on that particular point.    John  however,   camped "pretty   closely   at  home  for a  week or  more,  avoiding  going out at that time, apparently because   of   a   prevalent   wet   and cold  spell  of weather having made  it safer  to take no  chances.    His  ho-iH.h   was  not   of   the "best,  during  the   winter,  pleursey   and  kindred  bother  giving  much annoyance.    He was out   again  ���������luring the rlue days of  last   week, as  chipper as ever, but is apparently taking   no   risks   during   the     wet   and  gloomy days that prevail this  week.  There is really no need of the Creston  Grits to get so excited about the state  of John's health.    With a. campaign  tocmiog up  and   already  in the foreground, John is tttking-no chances on  having his talking   apparatus  put  on  the   hike.     As   for  The   Kootenaian  spreading false reports a* to  the state  of his he-Uth with a view   to  injuring  - his chances of election   as the  Liberal.  candidate, Mr. Keen would be the very  Hi-st to ridicule any such a notion.  The  above   frank   statement    of  the   situation,   as    it    affects   Mr.  Keen's    phy stent     tit ness    for    the  approaching   campaign,     will    be  read with satisfaction   by   all   the  worth-while citizens.    There  is no  arguing the point thai their candidate's health has given local Liberals   more   than   a   little   concern.  The   Kootenaian* s     cbaracterestic  assurance that   Mr.   Keen   is  conserving his energies  for   the  fight  will eliminate this   uneasiness  and  at   the same   time   give   the   Conservatives   no   chance    to   underestimate the manner and   measure  of the man their candidate   has   to  reckon with.  "With Mr. Keen in fighting form,  and granted R. J. Long is chosen  Conservative standard bearer  (which seems almost certain now)  the Kaslo constituency will stage  as keen a contest���������pardon the pun  ���������as any riding in the province���������a  fight in which the Shakespearian  "Lay on, Macduff, and damned he  he who first cries Hold ! Enough !  will characterise the campaign from  start to finish.  nor should this be necessary   under  the circumstances.  The Valley's size and peculiar  location entitles it to more serious  consideration) especially in a matter  JJ    . I    ��������� . ..J,.  t.~..��������� .*rt        ������ .-1.4*. 4-?.,.,-... 1  in urns sorii, micic oo auc������������tious.l  expenditure of public funds is required���������with few (if any) votes to  be lost provided some competent  man is chosen���������and we put it up  to the Conservative Association to  wake up the dry bones in the attorney generals department. The  necessity truly is great and there  is everything to gain and nothing  to lose in   forthwith,   restoring   tho  former  regard.  order   of   things   in    this  vtei^s  You'll Find Here tne Best am  Latest  in   Dry   Goods  The best of everything in Dry Goods, and nothing  else but the best, and plenty of them. That's the way  our service idea works to your advantage in this store.  We've built up a splendid business on that general  poliev; wo ffuarantoe vour satisfaction as a means of  being sure of our own. We don't sell anything we're  not sure of; but if mistakes do happen in goods or  service, wo don't expect yon to pay for them. Money  back willingly when that's what you want. We have  just opened up our new goods.  f       **m. jAidhi  Prints  Ginghams  voua  Muslin  CORSETS at 85c. pair. These are well made, with  four hose supporters, and you will find them  stylish, comfortable and serviceable.  SnaaBB iSehts Court  To fully appreciate even those  things which many look upon as  almost unnecessary evils a very  short term with them not available  is nil that is required to convince a  community that it has a real place  for most every tiling an all wise  providence .and .an alleged quick to  ilo evil and slow to do well government has seen lit to eon Ter upon  the public.  The particular convenience we  iire making this pica for is the  Small Debts Court, the services of  whioh tribunal tin- Valler has boon  without now for at least two  month:' owing to tho resignation  of (riiy Constable, one of the  judges.  Whih- most of uh are more than  anxious to keep iih far from tho  law and lawyers as possible, still  there are onnnsiot-M when recourse  to t.i.������- '.aw eourl.-i lii.'i.'iiiiu-;; ;;  iii-fj-Nsity and this Hinall dehtH  feature of tlio provincial legal  iiiai-hiii'-ry provides a ep.ito ine.x-  jij.iiMive and generally nut isi'io-tory  route of obtaining .sal.i-mi-itinii with  debtiii'H who seem    utterly   indill'cr-  Now   that   the   gentlemen    who  have    contributed     a   number    of  exceptionally   readable   letters   to  the editor   in   a  discussion   of the  pros   and   cons of ' The   Season's  Foremost Debate"���������a controversy,  by the way. in which a keen regard  for   the  other  fellow's   limitations  was observed, into which uo personalities were interjected, and best of  iali a   battle   "of   intellects * in    the  which it was   never   necessary   for  the editor to  exercise   the  closure,  nor even to  warn the battlers not  to hit below the belt nor in clinches  ���������we this  week   accede to  the request of several of  our   readers  to  give a resume of the more pertinent  features of the  now-in-effect   B.C.  Agricultural Credits Act.  The act is about the most timely  bit of legislating the local government has attempted and if it is  given a thorough businesslike, non-  partizan operation is bound to do  even greater things for the industry-  it aims to foster than many of its  fondest admirers hope for.  If, however, the Bowser (or the  Brewster) administration see in the  legislation the making of another  dependable cog in the "machine,"  and are calculating to operate it as  seemeth best to party expediency,  it were far better the measure had  been "born to blush unseen and  waste its sweetness on the desert  air.  The   necessity   of   assistance   to  agriculture has long been recognized.    This   B.C.     cheap-money-for-  farmers  act fills  the bill tolerably  well.    A safe,  sane  and impartial  handling of it will redound to the  credit of those entrusted with   its  operation,   while   any  attempt   to  manipulate it for party   advantage  will be a   disgrace  to  any   elective  institution and productive of  more  disastrous consequences than somo  present day public men seem willing  to concede.  LADIES SUMMER UNDERWEAR���������In this  department our stock is complete. We have all  the standard sizes and  the popular weights   at  moderate prices.  Crepes .  Raw Silks  Drills  Romper Cloth  g    *���������������������*������������������������ ������������������tiwi/v  VU1 m���������������*.a.M.&*x.a&  General  A     jss  Creston  Merchant  f������jiirwjj tr I find the  } and the man's face, considerably smaller, owing to the  distance he was from the kodak.  The picture looked so good to Mr.  Dobson that for two or three years  he used it on one of the slides of his  lantern-illustrated lecture work  and invariably it provoked the  the comment, "Those apples ar**  almost as big as pumpkins," or  something to that effect.  taken the photo himself Mr. Dobson was in a position to state the  picture was true to life and that  the fruit was grown in the Creston  country���������giving the Valley a line  of unsolicited publicity the value  of which it is hard to appreciate in  full.  Of course all our callers, of  this  sort .are not likely to be so valuable    ������  to us, though the Dobson incident-  goes to show we are so liable to be  "entertaining .angels unawares"  that it were indeed mistaken indifference to let them come and go  with less consideration from us, as  a community, than we bestow on  much smaller fry of fraternal  societies.  *\mi%2%*&im,   ZS.S.S.'Lg.   &.  CS @-**Ffi&Cg.&  I will buy calves two days old and  older.���������C. O. Rodgers.  Miss Ethel Price was a passenger  east on Saturday,  to Hatton, Sask.  Democrat Wanted���������Second hand",  low priced.���������Appiy J. W. Fraser,  Erickson.  Don't overlook the band concert and  Having j dance in the Auditorium on   Wednesday night.  Mrs. Mallandaine returned on Saturday from a few days' visit with  friends at Fernie.  Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Pf H. Jackson  spent a couple of days with Sirdar  friends last week.  Reese Bros, minstrel show in Crest-  ton, Friday, May 26.  Miss Marion Tattersall, a neice of  Mrs. F. H. Jackson, arrived from  Rossland on gaturday and will spend  a couple of mouths .with Mr. and Mrs.  Jackson.  Mrs.   Chas.   Foss and    children of  Vancouver, who have spent the past  t%vo months with the former's parents,  Mr. and Mrs. M.  McCarthy,  returned -  home on Saturday.  W. H. Wilson, Masouic D.D,G.M.,  Cranbrook, who was here on an official  yisit to Creston Lodge this week, was  a guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Reid  during his stay in town.  W. B. Stimson, Creston Hotel, has  been appointed recruiting officer for  the 211th Batta-ion, in which he has  enlisted. Parties wishing to sign on  with the American Legion can secure  all information from Mr. Stimson.  ������ .   Takes Mew Position  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  Doing Good hy Stealth  Adverting to the editorial in last  week's "Rmview" on "Mistaken  Indifference" one of our moderately  old-time residents tells un that in  Mr. Dobson's ease we argued bettor  than we know, most likely, in  taking citizens to task for not giving  visiting public speakers a moro  kindly reception.  It appears thus when here aoven  or eight years ago ������ n a similar  errand Mr, Dobson attended a  citizens picnic on the Dow ranch,  ���������'���������nd bi-'.r.g I'vom the prnir'.o wim  l.ak"M with the I'rnit to be seen, it  free of NoiihucIi apples taking  liis fancy iu particular. Having  his camera along lie look a photo  of part of it; and in the picture wim  included the face ol" aHp.-cl.ufor who  ...������     ������<i    tlii.ii-  ��������� ���������gal    or any    oilier    variety  ho.se \v|j(i have Ipi-Vriciiili'd tlii'tn  livui-M miiiiMM-H.  blii'i.1 iimk    tiiuial.   wan standing iw-vt-ral  feel   beyond  t.o  uy  the tree.  Taken i-uitc i-ii-HM 111������, tin- pit-titiv,  naturally, shows   the   upploa   largo I posit inn fora worthy follower  A J. P. Wanted  Editor Rkv ik \v:  Sir���������Permit me to call your attention to the fact that for some time  past there has boen butonenuigistrate  available in this town and all the  territory between Nelson and Cranbrook. The result of this is that the  Small Debt* Court ia put ont of operation altogether, as two magistrates  are required to form a court, and apparently a case cannot even be entered by the remaining magistrate fo  come up for hearing as soon as the  government takes the notion to make  the necessary appointment.  Tt sennit- to me that a place of the  increasing importance of Creston is  entitled to ji Stipendiary Magistrate.  While this would do away with the  present, necessity of having two .T.P.'s  always available in ordoi to form a  Small Debts Court, tho attraction of  a stipend would doubtless go far fo-  WNi'dM t-iJi'in-inj' l,hi������ most capable man,  and for such a position capability is  everything.  However, something is better than  nothing, ������'������d the local Conservative  Association should impress upon the  attorney -general the state.of affairs,  aud demand a remedy. Such action  would combine (he two objectives of  I!.. ..Vii.iK. j,,,!;}.!;:!.-!!*-. ���������u!mir:!h������y ���������������  would lender a puhlie service with a  minimum   of  i rouble, and   provide  a  \t ���������,>#. nrcw ���������>!, liim-TnrR K.v 11 *.w Uaud this   variety  in   un turn liy  big  A.  I������.   HOIKOIKHIV  Art. Hurry left on Tuesday for Nelson where he has a summer's job with  the Dominion dairy.  Wednesday next is May 24th, Queen's  Birthday, a statutory holiday. AH  the stores will be closed.  Seed Potatoes���������I have a quantity  of Gold Coin seed potatoes for sale at  ������1.25 per bag.���������A. Miller, Creston.  MlLcn Cows For Sam*���������Two milch  cows, almost pure bred Holsteins, both  milking.1*���������Apply C. C. French,  Creston.  The export of bees commenced last  week. John Biince shipped seven  hives of theni to an Applcdule rancher  on Friday.  George Meade, -jr., left the latter  part of ihe week for Cranbrook. where  he has joined the staff of the Imperial  Bank of Canada.  Thos, Wilson, inspector of Indian  orchards, was hero from Victoria a.  couple of days this week, on his semiannual inspection.  Creston Orangemen wure favored  with a visit from provincial organizer  Whitelny, of Vancouver, at the May  meeting last night.  Fine Selected Seicd Potatoes���������  Mixed Goiu Coin and Prairie Flower,  fine yiclders, ftec from scab, $1 per 100  ���������MoMuTtTitiH, Phono 05.  BiflWH   For  Sat.r���������Limited number  of 10-frame hives Italian bees for sale.  Good strong stock, $12.50 per hive-  Stocks & .Tackson, Creston,  J. W. Whltely, Vancouver, provincial organizer for the L.O.L. in B.C.,  spent a few days hero this week in  tiie interests of that order.  II. Douglas of Victoria, one of the  provincial factory inspe.cl.ovH, was hero  tho early pint of the week looking  over the sawmills in the Valley.  T'ontmustiir Henderson of Cranbrook,  who was here for Masonic; night,  Wednesday, was a visitor with his  brother, Dr. Henderson, while here.  Ilev. ,1. S. IMahood of Queen's   Hay,  and  .1.   l-'i.   Miller ol   Kitchener,  were j of liitpioMniuinU.  Crouton  visitors   Wednesday  for  the      Dated thin Hid. day May,   A.D.   MM((.  special meeting of llu- Masonie Lodge, j A. II. CillGLN  A. Lindley, sales manager for the  Fruit Growers Union last year, and  who has been prominently identified  with the selling of the-Valley's fruit  and vegetable crop for several years  back, has accepted a position with the  Lethbridge Mercantile Co. at Lethbridge, Alta. This is a house of the  big Nash' Fruit Company, possibly  better known as the fruit trust, whicli  is just opening a- branch to supply the  southern Alberta trade. Tho other  employees are equally well-known  fruit salesmen and the firm, naturally,  is confident of dominating the fruit  and vegetable business in that territory. Mr. Lindley, we understand, at  the start will work tho Crow line oh  far west as Coleman, and north to  High Rivor. Wjt.h his thorough  knowledge of tho industry as woll as  his favorable acquaintance with the  trade on which he will call will, undoubtedly, make him tho foremost  business gottor on the now firm's staff.  He will move to Lethbridge to reside.  MINERAL AOT  FORM V  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  Bruce Fractional Mineral Claim,  situate In the Nehion Mining Division  of West Kootenay District. Where  located :  On   Sheep   Crtok,  about 11  ... .' I ....   4      C ., I   lljJJ..^   J.������.\Jfcl������    IJ.I.U1AIJ.  Tako notlee that. T. A. II. Green,  acting as Agent for Robert Scot!  LorinU' of the City of Vancouver, Free  Miner's Certillcate No. 0852511, intend,  sixty days from 11m date hereof, fit  apply to the Mining Recorder for u  Certillcate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action,  under section ha, mum, lie comim-iwu-ii  before the issuance of such (Vi'tillcuLe  ........^... .^.^.^���������,.^tl,,r^^v.*n^.mK**K^b*l������**������***������*MM*to^  x i^a. -..^^���������^^,fll,.-mt,^^...^.^M,,^,!.^frefSS9^  iv*������vm*..*m. ti;Mimnvl,imi.mmiii as  THfc CKfeSiON REVIEW  - / /  iaEsominsng! Papering!  a. adubd Painting! -creston  H*?.rdy, northei-n-grown stock  of the following varieties :j  Senator Ounla-p, Parson's Beauty  Glen Mary and Magoon  100 Plants, postpaid, $1.50  1,000 Plants, f.o.b. here, $6.50  Gold Coin Seed Potatoes  SELECTED STOCK  $1.50 per 100 pounds  onraa .wigen  Wynndel, B.C*  GET  YOUB  Plumbl'ngi -.Tinning "ann.  General Repair Won  Done   bv  W. B. Embree  Tbes;ifisfiicti(������D  of  work   well  done  in '���������*���������.-���������< ���������������������' aftHr the prit-** 19 fon������or������en  DEALER IN  Higft class Boots and Shoes  Saddle and Harness  Repairing a Specially  Boar for Service  Registered Large English Berkshire Boar* Creston Boy, for service.  Fee $S. STOCKS & JACKSON,  Mountain View Ranch.  LSI  _    _ i***a<*s *!**������%   ttf5ttr*,&is,4&xsv  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations  Co-d mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Suskatohowan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North-  West Territorv and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may bo  leased for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an aero. Not  more than 2,500 acres will be loaned to  ono applicant.  Application for a leaso must bo made  by the applicant in poi-Honto the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in wliich  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory tho land must  bo described by acctiom-, or legal subdivisions oj sections, and in unsurvey-  i'd territory tlio tract ttpplied foi-ahull  be staked ont hy the applicant himself.  Each application must bo accompanied by i\. foe of Qtfi whieh will be refunded if the rights applied l'or aro not  available, but not, otherwise. A royalty  shall bo paid on the merchantable output of tho mine at the rate of five cents  per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined aud pav the  royalty thereon. If tho coal mining  rights are not being operated, mien  returns should be furninhed et lei������n������  once a year.  The lo.iv'o will iiw-i.-de U.ecj.i.l mining  rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights maybe necessary for the  working of the mine at the rate of $10  an acre.  For full information application  Mhould be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  itV     I.O     Mt������U     Il<i>|i)il.      <������������������������������     Mi-ill,. A ������������������i*������f     j������f  Dominion Lends.  W. W. COKY, Deputy Mhd'derof  fllO I.JMirj.ii .  N.ft.���������Unauthorized publication of thifl  advertisement, will not be pnld for.  British Columbia's agricultural  credits act went into force on April  26th. Mr. A. Lucas, a member of the  investigating commission, has. summarized the act as follows:  "As a result of the investigation  and report of the royal commission on  agriculture, the government of British  Columbia during the 1915season-introduced, and passed a bill providing for  the establishment of an agricultural  credit commission consisting of a  superintendent and two directors appointed by the lieutenant-governor in  council���������the deputy minister of finance  and the deputy minister of agriculture  being ex-offlcio directors���������thus forming a board of five members.  "The two directors appointed by the  lieutenant-governor must be men who  have been engaged in farming in this  province. The act authorizes the  commission to borrow up to $15,000,  000, as and when the sum is required,  and to loan to those engaged in the  agricultural industry in this province.  A11 TYinnotr VintwAnxjijl V\xr i.Yttx r������r������������irj������j������itr-   j -��������� ������������������ ~J      *���������������������������'     ���������..*....>  sion must be negotiated through the  minister of finance, acting for and on  behalf of the commission. The due  payment of all securities, both as to  principal and interest issued by the  commission and sold through the department of finance, shall be unconditionally guaranteed by the crown in  the right of the province of British  Columbia.  '���������The commission shall establish a  department of appraisal and valuation,  .and may from time to time makerules  and regulations, not inconsistent with  the act, relating to such matters as  the respective duties of the employees  of the commission, the fees payable by  borrowers under the provision of the  act, the conditions that may be imposed in regard to loans and respect-  ingthe making of adyances in instalments corresponding to the progress  of the work of improvement, the rules  of good husbandry, etc., and all such  rules and regulations, when confirmed  by order in council, and when published in the British Columbia Gazette,  shall have the same force as if they  were embodied in the act.  "The commission may accept as  security for loans, first mortgages upon agricultural land in British Columbia free from all incumbrances other  than interests vested in the crown.  No loan will be" accepted for a less  amount than $250, or for a greater  amount than $10,000, and no loan will  be accepted for. an amount exceeding  60 pei- cent, of the appraised value of  the land offered as security, calculated  on the basis of value and productiveness when the improvements in respect of which the loan is required  shall have been effected. The commission may advance by proportionate  instalments as the work progresses.  "Loans may be made for the following purposes: (a) The acquiring of  land for agricultural purpose and the  satisfaction of incumbrances .on land  used for such purpose; (b) The clearing, draining, dyking, or irrigation  works; (c) The erection of farm buildings; (d) The purchase of livestock,  machinery, fertilizers, etc.; (e) Discharging liabilities incurred for the  improvement and development of land  used for agricultural purposes and any  purpose that, in the -judgment of the  commission, is calculated to increase  laud productiveness, and to associations organized under the agricultural  associations act, with the approval of  the lioutenant-govornor-in-coimeil.  "Before granting any loan tho commission shall ascertain that the loan is  justified on the following grounds:  "(������.) The value of the security offered, estimated on the basis of agricultural productiveness;  "(b) The desirability of the proposed  loan for any of the purposes described  abovo;  ."(e) The ability of tho borrower to  make a fair living iu*' hinibtilf and his  family from tho farming of his land  when improved as proposed by means  of the loan applied for, and after hay-  lug paid interois and amortization  charges;  "(d) That the granting of the proposed, loan for the specified purpose  ...; n   :., iu,. ,,!..r���������    <��������� j ������    ���������  ...*.,     ...    ....      ..|..������ ......    ...     v.j.     V. WJ* J J J J J.>.^ JJ/J J,  be of economic benefit to the borrower.  "All applications for loans must be  made mi blank application form supplied by the cotumisaloii. The commission shall make lone*-dafe loans  hhorf-dato loans aiul single-seaucm  loans,  "A long-flu Ie loan as authorized  Miaii 00 repaid to Uw-commiHsioii with  Interest at either thivty-t-ix-aiid-a-half  yt-aru, thirty yea.ru, or twenty years.  The rate of interest -shall not exceed 1  percent, more than tbe  intercut paid  by the commission en the bonds issued  to secure the funds. The combined  charge of interest and principal shall  be payable half-yearly, each instalment being equal.  "The commission may make short-  date loans not exceeding $2,000 to an  individual or $10,000 to an association,  for a period to be determined in each  case in the discretion of the commission not less than three years, and not  to exceed ten years. Short-date loans  may be made on such terms as to repayment as the commission deem fit,  the interest being the same as on longdate loans.  "The commission may make single-  season loans, repayable within twelve  months from the date of application.  Such loans shall not exceed $2,000 to  any one person or $ jO.OOO to any association, and may be repaid at any  time, and additional loans may be  secured under the provisions of the  act.  "The money borrowed mav be repaid to the commission in full or in  part on any interest-due date, in such  sums of $25 or a multiple of $25, in reduction of the mortgage debt, and  from that date interest shall cease on  the amount so paid.  "The principle underlying the act  is wholly constructive, the loans being  calculated to supplement the industry  and ability of the farmer, and while  the provisions of the act apply directly  to those already on the land and  operating farms, it also provides  facilities for the beginners: A man  without capital who is able and -willing to work may start on a raw farm  and receive adyances as his work of  making a farm progresses.  "In short the agricultural credit  commission of British Columbia is a  friendly loaning company with $15,  000,000 available as needed, and with  the credit of British Columbia behind  it in order to obtain further credit  when necessary. It was devised for  the sole purpose of financing those  enerafirerl in the &or'f'c������>ltiiT*s������.i  rndiistw.  o���������a    ��������� ���������ct���������,J- '^~jm  just as our present banking system  was devised to finance those engaged  ���������Jf*     f-*"-������'*>    Virt/������������l/lrtV������f*0/\       ���������*Y-ftjf-1 V������r* J-* ������-������ *������-P.������-������4-���������-.���������..������������ ,.-������  xxx   uuo jIiiui.vcvjU'uii-u    eiuu     0JU.c<vxa(.������j.-n'VrUi4X.xLisc  industries.  "It is able and anxious to finance  every agricultural producer in British  Columbia who is willing to help himself, and not only help him to make a  living for himself and his family but  enable him to so increase the reveuue  of his farm that he will be able to  adopt a standard of living equal to  that en joyed by those engaged in any  other industry in the province."  NEWS OF KOOTENAYS  Phoenix has three shoemakers now.  An egg shower was held at the Penticton hospital recently. The hen  fruit will be preserved for winter use.  For failing to take out dog licenses  when notified two Cranbrook residents  were last week fined $2 and the price  of the dog tag.  T. H. "Waters has opened up In the  contracting business in Trail and contemplates operating a sash and door-  factory there shortly.  Cranbrook Herald: Mr, McPhee  and Mr. Beathie have each imported a  registered Duroc Jersey sow. Hog  raising is looking up   in  this district.  Grass and water snakes are numerous in tho area near Sirdar that is being logged by the Deschamps crews.  Somo of the reptiles are three feet  long.  Cranbrook ratepayers will shortly  vote on a by-law to raise $0,000 wliich  will be added to the $0,000 government grant and a new high school  building erected.  At Fernie it is expected soldiors'  dependants will receive $2,090 from  tho Patriotic Fund in May and almost  $3,000 hi June. To date that point  has given more than $2,000 in excess  of sums paid buck to dependants.  Cranbrook auto club will build a  club honso this yoar and pay its long  overdue $200 guaranteed tho Patriotic  Fund as. well. Incidentally it will  urgo the government, to amend the  highways act so as to make the law  "keep to the right" Instead of the left  a-* at prewent.  Vernon News: An far as can be  learned from enquiries in all partaof  the Okanagan the fruit trees have  suffered much Ichn injury from the  iiovere cold of l-mi winter than was at  one time feared. There Ih an abundant bloom in iiiohI. instance onallHorfM  of trees, and While it- Is probable that  the pear, peach and apricot, crop will  fall Homewhaf hIiovI thin seiiHon, it  Hi-i'iiiii probable, twin-, (hat the apple  output- of the valley l.hlw year will be  unite as lame aa in 1015,  Wednesday-Afferaoon Closing  51 arts May 3rd  uiiimef  Our brand new stock of light--weight hats  has just been opened up, and we are safe in  saying Creston Valley people have never had a  better lot of Hats of this sort than are to be  seen at this store now.    We have them in  Crash, Linen and  the Pea Nut  ��������� :-1*1    Lz X? Ttj/T T~j;__ 3       riUMJ ���������_ 1  in an sizes   ior ivj-tju, juixums   aim   cuauicu, turn  the prices are as attractive as formerly.  See them this week, while all the lines are  complete and thus be sure of getting a good-  fitter.  They are just the thing for the hot weather  and at the price these are marked you can  easily afford to discard last year's, worse-for-  wear lid.  rank  General Store  J*Vttn**m���������^���������\ffm\  Phone 81  Creston  %,"<A A.-A  "mV *0S*  H  e  me Leaning  Hotel of tbe  Fruit     Belt  OU will make no mistake  when you get off the train  if you sign the register at  the Creston Hotel. Travelling  men will substantiate this. We"  stud$> the comfort of our guests.  The rooms are well ������������������ furnished in  a manner up-to-date.  Out   Guests  s~ *      w    .   !       Headquarters  for Mining Men,  Call   cHgam I  T       u   ��������� -.      - J?     .    '  *      j   Lumbermen,    Ranchers,   Tourists  and Commercials.  /. B. Moran  Prop.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President  JOHN AIRD, General Manaser. H. V. F. JONES. Asa'* General Mnnoirer  CAPITAL, SI 5,000,000     RESERVE FUND, Si 3,500,000  FARMERS' BUSINESS  The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every  facility for the transaction of their banking business, including  the discount and collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes  :re supplied free of charge on application. S5i  C. G. BENNETT  Manager Creston Branch  1 Transfer, Livery and Feed Stablesf  vouipmcui. ui lvicjuiiuj^uu oiclghs aiiu  V/Uilci'S  Oli   ilailu    rp  fi  'i  I Several Sets of Second-Hand Harness ������  I  Sleighs and Cutters  s ���������   ���������   r *  V  ft  TEAM   SLEIGHS  Harness, Single and Double and Supplies on Hand  [and Harness  COAL FOR SALE   #  j H. S. McCreath, Proo= 1  $      Urtim 50 Rirdnr Avumiii Box 14 %  "^���������s^-fta"*^^^  msLtWm*mmm  "^^s^^^^fifia^'  mmmmm W&S& Mj&VjjsWj, CjsESTON* B. '���������^.,  <onsa  Ci.  .    J ,J^.������J������je*Wr^fc,W  Prompt Relief--'Permanent Care  CARTER'S UTTLE  LIVER PILLS never  fail.   Purely vegetable���������act surely  but gently on  the liver.  dinner  distress���������  ewe indi-'  Sestion ��������� improve  the complexion���������brighten  leeyes. Small Pill, Small Dose, Small Trice.  G-cniiins m-ustbsar Signature  After the War Conferences  end of the war we shall  clearly need to have two great conferences, one a conference of the belligerents to settle the territorial questions that concern theni; the other a  conference of all the powers, including the neutrals, to re-establish the  law of nations on a sound basis, to  find means for upholding it in time  of war, and for ridding the world of  the terrors of militarism even in time  of peace. Let us always, iu judging  the American people and th&lr statesmen, keep bur eyes ou that final  event, and so act. that; whatever wo  or they do now. we shall be able to  work together, when the time comes,  to save the world from a renewal of  sery.��������� West minster  Gazette.  New Trench Cannort  The British army lias given another  sad surprise to its enemies.  It haa installed and is already using  a most effective trench weapon which  is absolutely deadly to adversaries, and  being automatically aimed by a perl-  scope attachment, exposes those using  it to no danger.  ,uw  ��������� 1    _ w WW-T  MaiutoDa woman  Give a reckless man rope enough  and he will pawn it for a drink.  An Oil Without Alcohol.���������Some oils  aiKi many niodicineH have alcohol as a  prominent ingredient. A judicious  mingling of six essential oils compose  the famous Or. Thomas' Ecloctfic OU,  and there is no alcohol In It, so that its  effects are lasting. There is no medicinal oil compounded that can equal  this oil iu ita preventive and healing  power.  '������liars saved by Bowl!  Bovril used in the Kitchen means dollars saved in  the Bank.  lt makes nourishing hot dishes out of cold food  which would not otherwise be eaten. But see that  you get the real thing. If it Ts not in the Bovril  bottle it is not Bovril.    And it must be Bovril.  (.1.9.  bends Message  i    j TELLS    .SUFFERING      WOMEN    TO  > USE   DODD'S   KIDNEY   PILLS  }     This   Is   a  and   repair  aud fences.  Pliable  good   time  to  look  over  all     machinery,  harness,  Good Looking  Ha rstur-erc'C!  wilL do it.  Vila  old  like  Keeps   new harness  new.    M a k e s  harness    look  new.  Dzclen   S verpichere  The Imperial Oil Company  Limited!  BRANCHES   IN" Aii   CITIES  I Mrs.   F.  J. Garlis, "Who  Suffered  With  |      Backache,   Says   That   the   Results  She   Got   From   Doc'cTs   Kidney   Pills  !     Were Wonderful.  ! Stewart Valley, Sask.--{Speciali.-~  Mrs. I'. .!. Uarli:-. wife or an esi'unable  ;. resident of this place, is enthusiastic  ! in her praise* of Dodd's Kidney Pills.  i "Doud's Kidne\ l'ii Is have helped mc  'wonderfully/' Mrs. (,"ia'"li*������ says in an  ' interview. "A year a&o 1 was so bad  '������������������ witii my hack l eould hardly move. 1  ' look four iioxes of Dodds Kiduey Fills  j and '.hey helped- me more than 1 can  : tell you,"  ' Mi's. Garlis is now able to attend to  i her household duties as well as nurse  | her tlu*3 big- baby boy and she feels  ��������� that sh-e cannot recommend Dodd's  ; Kidney 1'iiis too highly.  ; 3'-.'ckaehe is the bane of the average  , \\ onuv.i's V'.i-i. It is accompanied by a  ; weakness and lassitude that makes  ' ;it'c a burden. Hut thousands of wo-  i men all over Canada are telling their  I suffering sisters that relief and cure  j is ;.o be found in Dodd's Kidney Pills.  i They care the kidneys and nine-tenths  ! cf womeu's ills come from diseased or  i uJsoi"ci'?rvu kidneys.  Wise mothers who know tho virtues  of Mother Graves' Worm IDxterminator  always havo il at hand, because it  proves its vain*;.  Crawford���������If you ?*.o to war you're  likely to be killed.  Crabshaw-���������While if you remain neu-  i r-.il vou'! iu-obably be torpedoed.  No  Dream  "Suddenly," said the man with a  three clays' growth of heard and an  out of date necktie. "I found myself  falling 400,000 feet into the depths of  a bottomless pit."  "Dreaming, I suppose."  "No; just getting from under a cor-  uer in wheat."  Minard's   Liniment   for  sale   everywhere.  Some men are so cross grained in  their disposition that it is all they can  do to keep on good terms with themselves.  A Beauty Secret  To have clear skin, bright eyes  and a healthy appearance, your  digestion must be good���������your  bowels and liver kept active  and regular. Assist nature-take  SEEOiAHTSi  Blreetiont with Every Box of Special Valne 1 a  Scld e-fciywhsrc.   Is hoses* 25 cssts*  ���������**-**  sumption^  ||   'PAINING    rri.I.    rARTICULAKS    OF  H   Ot'R  THK.VTMSCNT.  ;     The French woman who has receiv-  I ed word of her husband's safety in a*  | German prison camp, after writing 200  \ unproductive letters is a strong heliev-  i | er in  perseverance and one  of those  j i who have profited by it.  a  Nature's Creation Company  H     of Canada* Limited  V|S    Room il Connive liHlg.. Ic-o Yonsre Street  1 Toronto     -     Canada  SELLING   AGENTS   WANTED  In    every    town    in Canada    to    sell  "Sterling Clothes" to measure.    They  are absolutely guaranteed.    Write for  particulars.  STERLING  TAILORING CO.,  535 College Street - Toronto  .navr Tia-j-sfns-j  N THE SPRING  Couldn't Lend  it to  rizrl  j.,w.. .      ...... v,     J~V������ got  chief'.'"  she  demanded.  Tho   small   boy   looked   at   her   for .  a   fow   seconds,   and   then,   in   a   dig-  uin.nl tone, came the answer:  "Yes, 1 havo. but I don't lend it to  strangers."  WISE HOSTESS  Won Her Guests to Postum  "Three great coffee drinkers were  my old school friend and her two  daughters.  "Thoy were always complaining nnd  taking medicine." (Both U-a and coffee  are injurious to many persons, because  ihey contain the subtle-, poisonous  drug, caffeine). "I determined to give  them Postum instead of coffee when  they visited me, so without saying anything to thorn about, it, 1 made a big  pot of i'osiuni tlio first morning.  "i'ji-fori- tin* uii-al was half uvi-r, each  one p issed up her cup to be relilh'd, remarking how line tin- 'coffee' wns. The  mother asked l'or a third cup and inquired us io the brand of coffee 1 used,  I didn't answer hor <-n������.-.-*t ion just tlu-n,  l'iii- i heard her sny a while before thai  .sin' didn't like Postum unions il wnn  ii'oiv ihau hull" i-'Ol'foi'.  "Afi'V breakfast I told hor that the  '< oiirf she liked so well at. breakfast  v:\ ��������� pure I'lv-unm. nnd the ronton *ho  li! <m]   it   was  ln-cuu.se  it   was  properly  IIKIiie  "1 h.tvc been brought, up from a ner-  vou.-, v.-rcli-lwil invalid, lo a line condition of physical health by leaving off  couV" and  usiii,",' Post inn.  "I am dolii ���������-. I'll 1 <-;iii to help \]\o  world fiom -'.ifi'i-o slavery to Postum  fr'c"iloie. aii'l have earned the grali-  ���������...!.. .,!' ni'iiiv, n\-iiiv IYumiiI ���������- " V-imn  Kiv.'ii by < iiiiadiau I'osluui (,'n., Wind  -ni-   i > 111  I'jj-i uiu coni"!' in l v.o forum:  I'oi.tuin    C-;*<���������:. I     lie-    orii-inal    lorn.  -   must    he   well   boiled.      ITic   jiiol   ���������,;-,(���������  I" -.;  Ini.i.ir."  P'j-j.tijm--n ..uluhle portlier   -  ili-'-'d' e" <i-111 i.tv in a <-up nl lint  uaie:*,  ni. i.   ������������������' it h   i j'i'.im   au'l   ..ai'.ir.   lual.e .   a  ib '.i inn..   !ii'\ i i ai'.e   inr.t.-intly.   :ble   anl  l! iih  lorn'.. :ii'e ' ipiaily i|"|iriniis aiid  '���������.      '      i '��������� .i...-    i'm        s M " ���������   li" r   ct| ii  ' '!''.������������������;'������������������'.:   a   !:-M ,.i: "   f,,.    )>,. :| in|l  :.ohl   hy   < ii oi.���������,������������������(,  .iusi now you are feeling "out of  sorts'"���������not yo.ur oisual self. Quite exhausted at times and cannot devote  real energy to your work. Sleep does  not rest you and you wake up feeling  "all tired out." Perhaps rheumatism  is Hying through your muscles and  joints, or may be your skin is disfigured by rashes, boils or pimples. Headaches, twinges of neuralgia, fits of nervousness, irritability of temper and a  disordered stomach often increase  your  discomfort  in  the  spring.  The cause���������whiter has left its mark  on you. These troubles are signs that  your blood is poor and watery, that  your nerves are exhausted. You must  renew and enrich your blood at once  and restore tone to your tired nerves,  or there may be a complete breakdown. The most powerful remedy for  these spring ailments in men, women  and children is Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills for Pale People, because these  Pills cleanse bad blood and strengthen  weak nerves.  New, rich, red blood���������your greatest  need in spring���������is plentifully created  by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and with  this new, pure blood in your veins you  quickly regain., health and increase  your klrcngth. Then your skin he-  comoti clear, your eyes bright, your  nerves strong, and you feel better, eat  better, sleep better, and nro able to  do  your  work.  P.ngin your spring tonic treatment  todav for the blood and nerves with  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills--���������the Pills  thai strengthen.  These Pills are sold by most dealers,  hut do nol be persuaded to lake "some-  | thing just tho 'mine." 11' you can't  I got the genuine Pills from your dealers they will be sent you hy mail, post  paid, a't no cents a box or six boxes  for $2.50 bv writing Tho Dr. Williams'  Medicine  Co..  Brockville, Out.  '"leather, what is a veterinary surgeon V" ���������  "One or those fellows at. the pension  office, my :'oi), v,*oh ovniuin'--- lho veteran'! for pensions."  A Pill That Proves Ita Value.--Those  of weak stomach will llnd mrength lu  P.inui'li'e':-; Vegetable l-'illu, boeauMo  tliey serve to maintain tlio healthful  action of the Rtonmch and lhe liver.  Irregularities  in   which  are  most  din-  Iv-'s-in.-;.     Dyspeptics   aro     well     ac  .     .,:    i .      . .  i   ...i.,. .i,,,,,,.,.  t( 11.'. l .'.t I i. u    n .1 H   i*   .  ui   ......     .......   Ihelr prop'"' worth. Thoy have af-  I'onb'il relief when oilier pi epat al ioio;  have failed, and have el'l'i'i-led cures in  allnieiiis of long 'handing where other  medieiiies  wore  found  unavailing.  .John    The Trench have :������;aliii'il  four  hundred  metres  from ihe eiieiny.  I      Auutle     How  splendid!   Thai   should  J help  lo   put   a   atop   i'<  those   dreadful  , g.i i al larks.  >      Mio.odrj      L.ioiiooi.t      Cm en    i.iiiiie..,  ! Ctn.  ' I        S,iIIim'   i'aIiij  li.l.   ;. 111>|ji-11   Oil   .1   li.1.1,ill,I  si,ui i     - vi iic'I'-i-ii,   ity   ('uio.  May we send you a copy  of  our  new   book,  "Desserts and Candies"?  ���������practical���������helpful  tDWAMSailKc1  and free.  V/rite for it to our Montreal  Office.  221V/  T'S downright scandalous, the number of 20 pound"1ins 1 buy.  But, as Mother says, we use it for 'most eveiything.  "Nothing else tastes quite so good on all kinds of Hot  Bread, Johnny Crjke and Griddle Cakes.  "Mother uses it for all her cooking���������for Cookies, Cakes,  Gingerbread and Pies.  -������������������And i am -almost ashamed, to mention tha  quantity of 'Crown Brand' and bread that my  youngster consume. This syrup certainly ia  "a favorite in my home".  Tho 20 pound tin ts convenient and economical for homa  use, although you can get "Crown Brand" in 2, 5 and 10  pound tins.     Ask your dealer.  ���������MONTREAL,       CARDINAL,      BRANTFOBD.      FORT WILLIAM.  Makers of "Lifv U'hiit" Cam St-ritp���������Iiensoti's Corn  itttu-cli���������"Silver Gbss" Laundry Starch.  ���������JwiL  cnVJaRDSBIiRr.ill  \ii  sml  iu  J\ GOOD lubricant in the wrong place is just as bad as a poor  ���������*��������� *- lubricant. For every part. ot' every, machine there is one  right lubricant���������and it is worth money to you to find it. It means  less money spent for oil and a longer life for your machine.  The Imperial Oil Company makes a special oil exactly suited  to every part.  STANDARD GAS ENGINE OIL  Recommended by leading* builders for all types of internal combustion engines,  whether tractor or stationary, gasoline or kerosene. It keeps its body at  high temperature, is practically free from carbon, aud is absolutely uniform iu quality.  PRAIRIE HARVESTER OIL  An excellent all-round lubricant for exposed bearings of harvesters and other  farm machinery.    Stays on the bearings; will uot gum or corrode.  CAPITOL CYLINDER OIL  The most  effective  and   economical   lubricant   for   steam  engine cylinder*:  proven superior in practical competition with other cylinder oils.  ELDORADO CASTOR OIL  A high-grade,  thick-bodied   oil   f.or  lubricating   the   loose bearings of farm  machinery, sawmills and factory shafting.  THRESHER HARD OIL  Keeps the cool bearing cool.     Does not depend on heat or friction to cause  it to lubricate.  ��������� STEEL BARRELS���������All our oils can be obtained in 2.3-gallon and 45 gallon  steel barrels. These barrels save their cost by eliminating leak-  uge.    Vou use every drop you pay for.    Clean and convenient,  If your lubricating  problem   fjives   you trouble, lot u������  help you.    Tell us the machine, the make,  the pari���������  aud wc   will   gladly  give   you   the   benefit   of our experience in selecting the proper lubricants.  |?&*N  wm*^^M&^^  BRANCHES  TUB  WftSHAl  mf'TAMPAMV  rhzuttm^^    ** ^^f<^*t*Mmm*mm*tt^  ^"������������������a r'lr it rr * r.'f //-'-������-���������������*���������*���������.*, ���������     ���������' ���������   "*        j,* f*i***r*'ff. r'ff7ff*f* rjf ***m* '\ W*Xf mmtT.fW1mWmW-dmmmlrWmWmlmW*y*t. ^m^mWmWimWmmmlmmmWm, \  I  I  &j*w^^f  mSJLJ'aL.'".J.'.L. ������������������'I...''...'..'!''.1. J Li. MJ.Mffg'wmtW"'1  nm  ill IW������I������  THR mS������IllWi'GBESTO^ B. G*  1^.  PRODUCTION    INCREASES   600%   IN    ONE   DECADE  Last Year the  Province   Raised  More  Cereals Than the Total  Production of All Canada in 1900, According to the  Latest Government Figures  862,000  raised  cereals.  ���������sasKarenewan   in  bushels per acre;  In 11*05'the province of Saskatchewan produced 46,612,136 bushels of  grain���������wheat, oats, barley, and flax  ���������from *an area under crop of 1,638,-  281 ae������es. Ten years later the same  province produced, according to the  latest Dominion government figures,  the same crops to an extent of 334,-  836,000. bushels from an area of 10,-  acres. In 1915 Saskatchewan  104,000,000 bushels of these  .more  than  the  total  produc-  Xl~.~.      ~JJ     ~0?      ft r. ..-. .1 r.      J������       -1  C'lt't        1  tiuu   vl   tx.li   ^diinuu  lit.   xvvxj.  During one decade the crop production of Saskatchewan, of these  four staples alone, increased over  600 per cent., while the area under  crop to these cereals increased something over 500 per cent. And this  covers only one branch of Saskatchewan's farming operations.  When : reference is made to the  great fertility of Western* Canada it  is sometimes met by the argument  that as the country becomes older  the fertility will greatly decrease, as  has been the case in so many other  countries. It should be remembered  that the soil of Western Canada is  not the soil of the east. Prof. Shaw,  one of the best known agronomists of  the United States, after making an exhaustive   study    of   soil    qualities of  \JT**f +*-\***r*      r'n tin r"l*\      ��������� <��������� *** i #-l * ...  VV CCifClll   . VUUUUOj      tOtti-lX. *>  "One acre of average soil in the  Canadian West is wor,th more than  20 acres of average soil aloftg the  Atlantic seaboard. The man who  tills the former can grow 20 successive crops without much diminution  in the yields; whereas, the person  who tills the latter, in order to grow  a single remunerative crop, must pay  the vendor of fertilizers half as much  ior materials to* fertilize an acre as  would buy an acre in the Canadian  West."  But let us not try to prove the  point by theories.    Here are facts:  In 1905 the wheat crop of Saskatchewan averaged 23.09 bushels per acre.  In 1915 it averaged 28-54 bushels per  acre.  - The oat crop of  1905 averaged 42.70  in  1915, 53.67  bushels per acre.  Barley, 1*905, 27.11 bushels per acre;  1S15,   36.83   bushels   per  acre.  Flax, 1905, 15.71 bushels per acre;  1915, 13.00 bushels per acre.  It will be noted that, except for  flax, 1915 shows a substantial increase  per acre over 1905, and this notwithstanding the fact that the 1905 crop  was one of the heaviest ever reaped in  Saskatchewan.  It is not contended that the permanent prosperity of Saskatchewan  is"to be built upon grain raising. The  most fertile soil in the world can be  exhausted if the process is continued  long enough. But, as has already been  said, grain raising covers only one  branch of Saskatchewan's farming operations. Look at the live stock statistics:  In 1906 tehre were 240,566 horses  in Saskatchewan. Now there are 667,-  443. In the same period the milch  cows in the province have increased  from 122,618 to 348,540. and other  cattle from 360,236 to 573,021. Sheep  have increased from 112,290 to 192,-  014, and swine from 113,916 to 329,-  246.  In 1907 there were seven cheese  factories and creameries In Saskatchewan. They produced 15,000 pounds  of cheese worth $.1,950 and 132,803  pounds of butter worth $36,599. Returns for 1915 have not yet all been recorded, but the 23 creameries which  have reported produced 3,831,300  pounds of butter valued at $1,059,443.  They produced ice creum und buttermilk to a value of $379.153���������more  than 10 times the total value of their  butter production only eight years  ago. Moreover, they have established a reputation for Saskatchewan  butter on the market, which has resulted in a demand that is practically  Inexhaustible, in 1915 f>2 carloads  of butter were shipped out of tho  province, and the Industry is just in  Its infancy.  These figures are sufficient to  prove that Saskatchewan's prosperity is a very real fact, and that It  Is purl, and "parcel of the agricultural  development of tho province. If. is  true that Saskatchewan | has othor  inrluRfrlcs which have contributed to  the general prosperity, but it will be  found thill, thoy are closely related  to agriculture, nnd (lie success of  tho farmer has made their success  possible, while at the same time  they have contributed to lhe famiur's  prosperity hy enlarging his homo  market or providing his necessities.  For Instance, the province has- an  annual lumber cut of approximately  2.'i(������,O(i0,(H/(J U-ol. This output a fiords.  a valuable l'ii"'il source' of supply lo  tho farmer, while at" the sumo time  the men and teams engaged I" tho  Industry consume his flour, oals,  hntlor, ft'rgi-. milk, vogelablo-i, -ment  find   h������y  minerals, mainly coal, whicli is  largely consumed by settlers in the  district in which it is mined. Even  manufacturing has made a start in  the province, and now distributes  wages amounting to over $2,000,000  yearly and produces finished products  valued at over six .millions.  Railway development has been  closely associated with agricultural  development. Steam railway lines  in Saskatchewan have increased from  2,081 miles in 190S to over 5,000 miles  at the present time. With railway  development have come cities, towns,  and villages, supporting a large  population every one of whom is  directly or indirectly "associated with  the agricultural interest of the  country, and shares in the general  prosperity due to the agricultural development.  Remarkable as has been the progress of Saskatchewan during the  last decade, there is every reason to  believe "that the province is now only  on the threshold of its prosperity.  The disadvantages of pioneer days,  with theii' lack of transportation,  telephone service, good roads, schools,  churches and markets, have been  largely swept away. Years of experimentation, both by individuals,  corporations, and governments, have  added enormously to the agricultural  knowledge of the country, and now  any settler with an earnest desire to  learn can quickly acquire the information necessary to success. Agriculture in Saskatchewan is no longer   an   experiment.     Both   in   quality  n������. tt       f...n^ + Z b-rr      ���������!..> ������-i*..%.3������.*.J-f. *. J?-     xt. .  cixiu.     J.JUUAX.L.&1. j.      J.JL113        jjAUiaudb        tJL.    lilt;  province are now big factors on. the  markets, not only of Canada, but- o*i  the world. And all this has been  accomplished with 11,000,000 acres  under crop out of a total of 93,000,-  000 acres in the province, suitable  for agricultural purposes.  Pay Liberal Wages and Provide Home  Comforts  Mr. Wm. D. Flatt, in a very interesting letter to the Breeders' Gazette,  takes up the help question for the farmer and tells how he thinks it can be  solved.    He says:  "Before laying my pen down I must  make one remark that applies to this  North American continent. We require more farmers, more farm help,  more girls suitable for farmers' wives,  and more domestic help. If the farmers of this continent will do as Great  Britain has done, provide married  men with homes on farms, assist thern  to live cheaply by giving them milk,  potatoes, beef, pork, and eggs at reasonable prices, they will produce families from whieh will come boys who  know how to farm and girls who can  help the boys make a success. We  shall then develop efficient, contented help. * We cannot run a farm to its  full capacity without Improved live  stock. We cannot run a farm without  sufficient and  efficient help  any  nl ("1^*^      -*-"Vl O *>       ������������������*>       <tn>-������       ������<*i *i       *���������������       4*r* /"������+ jj>*������������������      e*-ft r-*  lUic    lj.Io.j.4     yy *e   \jclii.    iuu   ***   iav .ui j    ovi-o*  eessfully that requires skilled help by  attempting to place children at the  machines. There is nothing for the  young man of today that offers a  greater inducement than agriculture,  coupled with improved live stock."  Let us suggest in this connection  that it will pay well for the farmer  to give good men liberal wages and  good, comfortable home conditions.  Then, besides, men should get rid of  the notion of drifting around from  place to place. When they strike a  good man they should stay by him as  long as possible.  a m%As   ma'B'Mm -jf-o-fw^-aw������������������������������������**  sa  - *s B������ ta Baea &    H B3x "���������" E*S BL"t9      jH   * B   H D  B  jp* &** -a wv&m?****, &*>. ������.  Mil AIM fflUSI SEtUKE UINTKUL  POTENTIALITY OF AIRCRAFT HAS TAUGHT LESSON  The History of the War Shows That Great Britain Must Create  A Second Navy to Rule the Winds as the First  One Does the Waves  State of Life in Berlin  During  The Brown Home  oi  Dealing   With    8mproved   Method  Teaching in Rural Schools  . The above caption is the title of a  novel, Written by Herbert Quick  which- attempts to awaken the rural  communities to the antiquated courses  of study in the rural schools and to  point the way to the kind of schools  that should be provided for the boys  and girls in the country. The book  also sets forth the difficulties met  when a teacher or anyone else attempts to change the courses of study-  in our country schools.   The presenta-  school problem in  the country  ft?  o xxtt"y  Horse Sense  an in-  "Horse  as foi-  Ability to  Manage a Primary Require  ment   of   the   Successful  Farmer  In  Farmers'  Bulletin  704  is  teres'ting   section     entitled.  Sense," from which we quote  lows:  "Without horse sense there's a poor  show for making a real money success of any kind. Without that faculty, otherwise called 'business ability,' industry, capital, credit, and even  a thorough knowledge of the most approved scientic methods of agriculture, all will be of little avail. To  qualify as a business farmer a man  must be able to shape his work and  change his plans according to changing weather, shifting markets, and  up-and-down business conditions. He  must he able to decide whether he can  best dispose of his crop by feeding,  or by selling on the market. In selling live stock or grain, the farmer  must know enough of the actual value of his product to know when the  local buyers are offering him a fair  price.  "It is not enough to grow a good  crop, or even to grow a good crop at  a low cost. To make the big crop a  business success, it must be disposed  of as efficiently as it Is grown���������must  be so graded and packed as to moot  market standards, and so marketed aa  to bring the farmer the highest current prices."  In other words, managerial ability  is a primary requirement of the successful fanner. As a rule, the farmer  of today has a very practical and efficient idea of how to produce the crops.  Through liis experience, reading ami  observation ho has .acquired a very  considerable store of knowledge regarding the host methods of cropping  and feeding. Marketing rather than  production is his perplexing problem  nnd until that prime requisite, home  sense or business ability, Is jollied  with the reftults of observation and  experience, it will not ho solved.  tion of  d-l Q      -f /">"** YY"������      -������������������       - -      .....       .-.....������.       ...       ......      . -    ...  avj      xv/a ill      VI.     Uf     O (.Ut Jf       gl������CO      *t,**J       LIWiO     OLtM  -ject a different interpretation and vve  trust it Will arouse sufficient interest  in those guarding the destinies of the  country schools to lead them to provide more suitable courses of study.  We have long realized that the  country schools are not, on the whole,  serving their districts*with the greatest efficiency. The courses offered by  many of these institutions are obsolete and should be revised to meet  the requirements of the ideals and  standards of the present century.  There is no good reason why so many  of the country schools should be as  mum as an oyster upon the subject of  agriculture. So far as they tire concerned, you might think there is no  such occupation as farming. We  would not belittle the fundamentals  in our. educational system, but these  would not be impaired in the least by  incorporating in the courses of the  country schools a few subjects pei*T  taining to agriculture. If done in the  right way, the agricultural subjects  would aid materially in teaching the  fundamentals, as every boy and girl  in the country has a knowledge of the  things of the farm which can be readily used for illustrations and examples.  Mr. Quick points out. the injustice  done the boys and girls of the rural  schools by not having their courses of  study better adapted to their needs.  We share in this opinion and hope the  time is not far distant when those who  are in direct charge of the country  schools will see their duty and then  have the  cournye to do it.  Palace Windows Are Broken  Furious Rioting  A lady who has resided in Berlin  all her life has just reached Manchester. Interviewed by a representative  of the Daily News, she stated that the  people in thiscountry cannot have the  slightest conception of the life of the  people in the German capital.  "Only a fortnight ago," she said, "I  saw the Kaiser. He is quite a different  man from what he was. He looks just  an old broken-down man. His cheeks  are fallen, he is deathly pale, and his  hair is quite grey. Although the Action that he is suffering only from  severe cold is carefully kept up, it is  ,vsnerall,r known tha* the Kaiser is suffering from cancer in the throat. He  now lives at Potsdam when not at one  or the other fronts���������or, rather, reported to be there. The reason for his  avoidance of Berlin will be quite obvious when I explain that the mobs  have broken almost every window in  the Palace there."  There were sinister rumors as to  what happened to the crowd guilty of  this enormity���������of people being shot  down indiscriminately���������but she had  been unable to test their accuracy, as  now even regular German residents  were not allowed free course in  the streets.  "Rioting is now," she continued, "of  daily occurrence, the people especially  resenting the fact that they are not  allowed now to purchase more than a  quarter of a pound of butter or fat at  once.  "The Kaiser is now never cheered.  When he passes through Berlin it is  in a closed motor, preceded and follow-.  . ed by other motors filled with soldiers  (aud "officials armed to the teeth.  "So far as business is concerned,  Berlin is a dead city. Almost all the  wholesale houses are permanently  closed. The others are only open two  days per week, and must get a permit before they sell any goods, and  the officials see that nothing is allowed to go out likely to be of service to  them. The price of everything has  gone up terribly," she continued.  One of the most significant changes  she had noticed was in relation to tne  munition works, which formerly ran  day and night, but now only .worked irregularly: Employees questioned as xo  the cause of this were unanimous that  there was a snortage of material.  'This," she remarked, "is beginning  to tell on the people, who are becoming  more and more depressed as time  passes. In Berlin the people openly  clamor for peace. I have heard the cry  frequently in the city, 'For God's sake  give us peace at any cost.' People  allowed to enter Berlin from other districts say the same thing is observable  elsewhere.  Reports of rioting in England are  circulated from time to time. Such  were the reports circulated, that when  she reached this country she was  amazed.     She   expected   to   find   the  Great Britain's absolute supremacy  of the seas is beyond question;    and  the superiority of the allies  in men,  money and munitions  is    not  to "be  challenged.  "Lord  Northciiffe declares  that in his six visits to the front lsa  has .always been struck by the splendid health,    excellent equipment aad  absolute  confidence  of    the    French,  soldier.   He was also impressed by the  immense number of men in reserve,  covering  miles  and  miles of ground  and  by   the   quantities   of  munitions  "deposited  everywhere.    In    only one  department haa the German any pretention to superiority.    The Prince of  the Power of the Air, which is another name for His Satanic Majesty, is  getting too much of his own way to  what    the . Kaiser    would    probably  now  call   "his   element."    While  the  wounds inflicted by   the German aircraft so far have been by comparison  with the damage done    generally   in  the   war,  mere  pin-pricks,  they  suggest an infinite capacity for mischief  when weather conditions    are favorable, and unless more vigorous action  is taken to challenge their aerial supremacy.     That   the   British   government and people are not blind to the  situation we know and much is being  done to beat the Hun   upon his own  ground, if we may so calf the circumambient air.    But we have to "get a  move on" and possibly the pin pricks  which are intensely irritating to the  British body and soul,    may tend to  accelerate our movement.    The Teutons are not having it all their own  way in the clouds by any means.   Italian   aeroplanes   killed  eight  hundred'  towns in ruins and the people either  starved  or enslaved.  "The great mass of the people now,"  added ihe lady, "despair of heating  England, and the soldiers who are sent  back wounded tell the. most harrowing  stories of shortage of. munitions and  food."  We Need Science  The Economy of Good Roads  Scientific   Industrial  Needed by  Lack   of  adequate  ment,   coupled   with  prise    aud  adaptability,  almost  the sole  causes  Organization  Britain  is  scientific   equip-  lack     of   eijit-j-  have  been  In   the   past  represent  year,  anil  to record  eounlloHH  own use.  Bniikatehewan  ductim,  of nbonr  The     Yirovlnco's   fisheries  an   income    of $1fiO,00()    ���������>  of course   It.  Ih  Impossible  (Ish taken hy runner-' from  hikes and stream-' for llieir  has  a   ye  fROO.000  inly    prow-trill    of  British Soldiors Love tho Water  At a meeting of tho memhers of  tho Institute of Sanitary Thiglnoors  in KJnglanri, Lieutenant R. 11. Ileb-  blulhwuile, in au address ou "i-hiiii-  tury Work at tho Front with the  Nxpodltlonary Force," said In no  previous war -hud the sanitary organization been on such u coIobhuI  scale, or with a sanitary section attached to each unit.  In Franco tho canals were groat  places for bathing, and 11 was ao  uncommon sight to sue hundreds of  soldiers iu Uio water ut one time,  If wart also common In nee nolh'es  stating that a particular stretch of  water belonged to n certain unit, and  elaborate diving boards at Inched lo  tho aides or rafts tied to tho haulm,  and even goalposts and nets for  wafer polo.  One  scarcely  over    saw  it  civilian  In  Iho water, but there were usually  a   eoiiuldeilihh*  -itimliev  mi   ���������In**-   IumiIih  looking    nil  with  amazement   and un  expression which    almost said,   "The  mud  Fn'rUsh."  of   the   failure���������whore   it   ban   fallen  ���������of  British     commerce   and . British  Industry     in   . the       struggle     with  foreign  rivals.   No  Instructed   person  will say that  the fault has lain  entirely    with    tho    British    inerchanl.  and    the     British   manufacturer.     It  has  not.    The government    can and  ought  to   do   much   more   than     has  heen    done  in  the past to maintain  and   push   British     industries.     The  hanks    can  do  much.    The  universities can do much.    And  all of thorn  working     in   conjunction   on   a   considered  and    oarol'ully    thought    out  plan   can   do   Infinitely     more   than  any of them alone.   Ono. of the main  lessons   of   tho   war   will   have   boen  inii'scil  If it  is  not realized  tliat  tho  commercial     triumph     or    Germany  has   boon   due    llrst     and   foremen),  not  to  her traffic,  not to her  cheap  labor,    but    lo    her  Hciemllie indim-  trial  organli-allon.    IL    can    only   he  tlel'i-aied   lu   lho   long  run   hy  an   organization     equally     complete    and  Mclontltle."  London  Dally  News.  Wife  I think.  Huh    Von, my love  TotK-Uu Journal.  You know, Henry, I speak as  only oftoner.   -  Kvery man must put on  gloves  wllli   fate, wbetlier  . ocn.p or not.  the  bo  hox Ing  liken  n  New  Life and  Energy  Put  Into Community   Through   Good   Roads  In  a  certain    community  the  pco-  plji were certain that they could not  afford good roads. Through  mistaken  ideai*     of     economy     they   dragged  through teh mud more than half Ihe  year.    The    effect,    of    the  bad  road  was   disastrous.     YCung     peoplo. or  spirit   and   enterprise     left   the  community, going    to    cities or to other  states   to make  their homes.    Social  life    was    well-nigh    Impossible    because  farm    homes    wero  linked  together  only   by  hideous    depths    of  clinging  miry    clay.    Tho    roads    so  affected  those    who    lived    by them  and   travelled  them   that    the  whole  community took  on  a   tinge    of sadness    and  depression.    Then    thero  came  a   man    who    had  lived    In  u  region of good roads, a man of faith  and eiiihnsiasii'i.    lie began  with  the  road  drug to smoMh  up and  let the  water off  a  -stretch  of road.    As    it  got,    better he dragged  It  again.    Mc  kepi,  at  ir. enthusiastically    until   in  Ills   light,  buggy   lie  could   v.o   .swiftly  and    easily    to    the village for    the  mail.    Men    were incredulous;    they  said, "Walt until we  really have had  roads."    They waited:  the man dragged  again;     his  road   lu pi,  hard  and  dry.   like   ti   race irack.     Tlwu   oilier,1*  believed.    Dragging  began   in eariK'Ht.  in    that    township.    A littlc* calculation   revealed     Unit  a   dollar'--   worth  of  horse   energy  spent     In   drairgliu*;  teams   that  must   draw   loaded   waggons  over  thon--  loads.    The    whole  region  inblbed  new  hope,    This  year  a.   stone   road   will   bisect   tlio   (own-  !-Mi>   in   one   dlieillou   nml   i-lsew lu<r������>  drugging   is     being   religiously   clone,  Thus   hnu   new   life  unit  energy   been  put Into a whole community.  or\1jf^i������t*a  bach on February 19th and that  makes up for the killing of many English civilians, men, won\en and children,   by  German  Zeppelins.  The    whole    history    of the    war  shows   the potentiality of   aircraft in  warfare and the lesson is    that for  Great Britain the control of the air is  as  important    as the control of    the  sea.    lt means nothing less than the  creation of a second British navy to  rule    the winds as the first one does  the  waves.    Great Britain cannot afford to be,   and dare not be, inferior  to any other country in aerial power.  Our thanks  really  are  due    to    the  Kaiser for  gr-nng us  a valuable lesson and rul-ibing   it well in.   We must  not regard the cost of aerial squadrons as simply one of the burdens of  the present war.    It is rather a permanent investment and one that will  involve    permanent    expenditure   for  construction and maintenance.   In tho  present stage    of    aerial    navigation  aircraft of all kinds will tend to he-  come obsolete in even less timo than  do the battleships.   The Zeppelin and  aeroplane may   be as good the day it  is put into the scrap heap as the day  it was built, Just as many a fine warship has  had  to be  put on    tho retired list simply because    something  better has been devised.   It Is just tho  same    with    all    kinds of  Industrial  plants.    Machines are thrown out, not  because   they  have  lost  anything  of  their  original    efficiency,    but    they  cannot compete    with    machines    of  later invention    and    improved typo.  j For Great Britain tho best, and most  i up-to-date  of    aerial    war-craft    will  always bo just good enough and none  too good.    The    discarded    machines  may find now spheres of    usefulness  in the paths of peace.   It will bo passing strange if the immenso possibilities    in the way of aerial navigation  demonstrated hy the war do not result in a great utilization of dirigibles  and   aeroplanes   for commercial purposes.   They are not likely to compete  seriously with the railways and steamships for the heavy freight truffle, hut  special  fields    of usefulness can  certainly be found for them.���������Henry Dal-  by, in Montreal Star.  No Halfway House  This   war  must,  be   either  a  groat  triumph  or    a complete disaster for  tho  German military caste, in which  is   included  the  Kaiser nnd  aJl   that  counts   in  the   civil  government    of  Germany.      Tliero    Is    no    halfway  house for the German warmnkcrs.    A.  peace without plunder, a peace which  compelled them to return to the status  quo and left them lo pay even (heir  own share of the hill, and to Imposo  the   ������20(1,(100,000    of    new  taxation,  wliich would bo necessary for this purpose, would  dlHOivdlt  them  hopelesB-  ly. aiid lead Inevitably to tholr downfall.    Whatever  words they  may  use  ahout it. tho German people know in  their hearts that  thin was nn nggres<  she war uudonnki-n for tho object or  I enlarging  the   territory   mid   inereas-  I ing   thu   power   of   llieir   slate j   aud  If  li   turned  out   In  (lie end  thai  Ihey  [had   been   thrown   back     into     their  own   territory    and     had     succeeded  merely   iu   defending   thomisolve.'-   at  Inunen-'e   cocl     and    sacrifice,    their  nu'-.or   with     their     preaont.    leaders  would     kio   unbounded.���������Wentniinstei*  (lu/e(te.  "llnlfM*ny 1 wan tilrlawi nn by o t\x\>m  lad. Th* dressing stallon" was full  up.   ho  thoy   telephoned   to   the   timid-  yuiu'ifti'is fo* ft stretcher and be aro re."  IJK3IQ  m%limm%l  ma*  umm Buy one of onr  Watches at  ,m.ZS  your  cheaper  than   having  watch repaired.  GUARANTEED tot- ONE  YEAR or money refunded.  O 1  i ^i**s������u������ots,i  fully   guaranteed    to    keep  good time and a powerful alarm.  fir s.&{nn fir net 9. OaaL D������  Ui uoibh m ug WBUUft UU.  Phone 67  CRESTON  Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Grizzelle, a newly-married Nelson couple spent their  honeymoon here on Friday last seeing  the beauty spots of the Valley by auto  with R. S. Bevan at the wheel.  Philip Hurry, who has been first  mate on the Kootenay Riyer ferry  with his father for some months, left  on Saturday for Macleod, Alta.,  where he will spend the summer.  The Red Cross this week acknowledges receipt of a bundle of old  linen  I from   Mrs.   Downs,   and reminds all  | interested that the depot will be open  | on  Tuesday as  usual to receive   and  i give nut work.  i  Spray Pump For JSALK���������Bean  | Junior Spray Pump with 200 pound  | pressure gnage, section hose and  | single cutoff, $25 cash, also 40 feet Bean  ! high-pressure hose with couplings. $5.  i Apply A. Coijlis, Creston.  BURNS & Go.  umiteci  ORES TON  B.C  T T 1  neao  wmces  CALGARY;   VANCOUVER; EDMONTON.  U^is ���������*^I**'***' ii?  /a/a  "C   a  a ���������  1  Wholesale and Retail  Fish. Game,   Poultry,  aud Oysters  in  Season  oo mticn activity among tne tune  i Bird Club members that the girls have  i decided to meet weeklv���������everv  | Saturday Hfternoon. They are pre-  ) paring a dramatic entertainment;  ; which wit! be presented someiluUt next  month.  Little outside of routine matters  were up foi- consideration at the May  meeting of the school board on Monday. From present appearances there  will be at least 20 candidates here to  write on the Entrance Examination  next month.  ! There was no sitting of the County  ��������� Court on Wednesday. The govern-  ' ment is coming in for a whole lot of  abuse for not naming another J.P.  : aud making the Small Debts Court  j operative. It has been out of business  j for almost two months now.  Mr. aud Mrs. "W. Freeman arrived  from Red Deer, Alta., the latter part  of the week and has moved * onto the  Frank Broderick ranch on the flats,  which they have purchased. Mr.  Miller who was tenanted there has  moved back to his house c  Avenue.  Mrs. F, H. Price, who has been laid  rap in Cranbrook Hospital for the past  two months suffering with a broken  leg, was sufficiently recovered to return home on Friday.  T. J. Foster, a rreamery man from  Innisfail, Alta., spent a couple of days  here this week sizing up the Valley's  possibilities as a butter factory centre.  He left yesterday for Calgary.  Have you eye troubles? .1. .1. Walker, the well-known eye specialist, of  Nelson, will visit Creston professionally, at the Mercantile store, on May  20th and 30th. He is an experienced  optician.  The first prairie schooner to go  through this year was here on Saturday, en route to Trail. The party included four children and six head of  horses, and had started from Pincher  Creek, Alta.  Geo. Heald is at Duck Creek this  week, clerk on the works at the boom  camp. Winlaw & Son have sold their  1915 cut of logs to J. S. Deschampa,  and the timber is being nnule. op into  rafts for towing to Nelson.  Owing to Rev. F. L. Carpenter being  absent at conference ar. Vancouver  there will be no service in the Creston  Methodist Church until Sunday evening, June 4th. Sunday School, of  course, will be hejd as usual.  Joe Brown, who has been barn foreman at the McCreath livery for several  years back, but who has been in  rather poor health of late, left on  Monday for Calgary, Alta., where he  AND  SAND  Musical Comedy, Minstrel and Jubilee Singers  out// HLAivlj  Music    -    Songs    -    Dances    -    Comedy   -    Vaudeville  A Musical and Novelty Performance that will  Delight and Instruct you.  If Laughing Hurts You Stay Away.  ONE   NIGHT   ONLY  Prices���������25, 50, 75c. Seats on Sale at usual place.  BAND RARADH AT & O'CLOCK  We  our  have the goods, and  pr ces are reasonable  ifOiCB  Caters to the discriminating public.  Rooms    the    coolest  and cleanest*  Dining Room  service  the best*  The  Bar   is   stocked  with   only first-class  Liquors and Cigars  J. II. DOYLE,   Manager  tmmmm#*mtmmmmii'"  Thurs-  The  Although we have been having quite  hot weather for this time of year the  water on the fiats has gone down almost two feet during the week and  is now at about high water mark for  1915. All the stock on the .Reclamation Farm was moved off the early  part of the week.  The next gun in the temperance  campaign will be fired on June 8th,  when Mrs. Gordon Wright, president  of the provincial W.C.T.U., will be  here for two meetings���������afternoon and  j evening���������in the Auditorium. In addition to the speaking there will also be  a concert programme.  The 24th of May attraction is the  band concert and dai-ce in the Auditorium that evening. A real good  concert programme is being arranged,  to start at 8.15, to which an admission  of 25 cents will be charged. This will  be followed by a dance, the music for  which will be furnished by the band.  The best-attended meeting the  W.C.T.U. has had this- year was on  Thursday afternoon last at the home  of Mrs. Stocks. There was an attendance of 21 members and a whole lot of  good work was done in lhe making of  Red Cross supplies. At the close the  hostess served refreshments, giving a  perfect (Inish to an aftornoon of real  sociability and much good work in a  good cause.  The baseball talent was out for a  warming up on Sunday, but it is  hardly likely the team will go to  Kaslo, although a nine from hero is  looked to take part, in the tournament  May 23th. The park owners can make  thein.solves solid with the fans by at  once putting the roof back on the  grand stand. Too much snow or a  gale levelled the sunshade to tho  ground early this year.  Owing to the Aylmor-.Tones recruiting mooting that same evening thero  was rather a. slim attendance tit Capt,  Kerr'N (Cranbrook) lecture in tho  i Methodist Church on Tuesday night  on the topic "With the Indians in  Alaska/' The captain handled an interesting topic in ii vory interesting  way, ami would undoubtedly havo  drawn a much larger house had there  been no opposition.  Creston District Brass Hand mom-  hern foregathered on .Saturday night  for the annual meeting, when the following officers wore choHcn for tiie  ensuing year: President, (Jcorgo lieu-  dren; vtco.prc-iidcnt, T. M. (Jnodwln;  Nei-ietary-treaHiircr, Fred Smith.   The  ,-.*,...  i P.   .1.4 I J! I .i   IIH,'.     j"mI IIINIIDII     HKIIII-I-  ent revenue lo keep up tin- nupply of  new iniiHic Mini hIho (o ptuvliMNe it new  iuiiti-iiuieiit or two. About the only  thing lacking now is a set, of iiniforiiin  ��������� ��������� 'J     J III'     Jill   IIIIK'I I,.  least.  Last week's Fernie Free Press contains the announcement that Alf.  Palmer and Frank Ebbutt, who are  attached to the 225th Battalion in  training at Fernie, are now holding  the rank oi sergeant and corporal  respectively.  Oreston friends of Dr. and Mrs. Hall  will sympathise deeply with them in  the death of their little son, Richard  Earnest, who passed away on  day last from whooping cough  little fellow was but three months old  and was born during his parents residence in Oreston.  Miss Hardman, teacher of the primary room, has receiyed word of her  appointment as presiding examiner at  the Entrance Examinations at Creston this year. It is more than likely  she will be asked to combine with it  the supervision of the high school  exam, candidates as well.  Capt. Mallnndaine, who has been  touring Kootenay and Boundary with  Col. Mackay on behalf of recruiting  for the 225th Battalion, spent a couple  of days here this week. Atthe various  points visited recruiting organizations  were formed and a citizens' hustle for  men is now being undertaken.  The Red Cross Auxiliary made another shipment of supplies to headquarters at Nelson on Wednesday.  In the bale were: 16 dozen gauze  compressed bandages, 6 dozen large  surgical pads, 0 pairs hand knit socks,  2kneecaps, 1 suit pyjamas, 1 surgical  shirt, and a quantity of old linen.  Christ Church Girls' Guild was successfully organized at a meeting at  the home of Mrs. Hayes on Wednesday afternoon, with Mrs, Stark as  supervisor. The guild starts with a  membership of ten and will labor in  conjunction with the senior ladies'  organization in bazaar and entertainment work.  The campaign for members to Ores-  ton Women's Institute will not close  until tho ovenihg of tho next meeting  Saturday, Juno 3rd. All wishing to  join are specially urged-to do so by  that date as tho larger tho membership  tho bigger tho grant for Institute  work���������and considerable finance will bo  required for lho llowor show. The  donation is made on tho strength of  tho paid-up membership in Juno,  Wednesday is Conservatiye nominating convention day at Kaslo. All  told tho Creston Valloy is entitled to  18 delegates, and it Is expected that  owing to tho big day of sports' and  othor attractions at Kaslo that day  that there will bo an nmiflually good  turnout of dolegatos from horc. So  far .11. J. Long's name Ih the only one  prominently mentioned for tho convention honors.  Word has just reached Creston that  Clarence Embree, who Is in training  with the 07th American Legion Battalion in Toronto, was united iu marriage ou May Ih-d to MiHH Bertha Mori-  dor of that city, where the young  couple will make there home until tho  regiment goes overseas In the fall.  Am one of the h'.Nfhail fans romarUn,  ".Smokey" will dnuhtleMt- make a home  run every time he gel,n leave from dot v  1 at the training camp.  Now the warm weather has  you will need a  come  'aw  We have fhein for Men  Women,  Hoys* kmtib  and the Children  Small Harvesters 10c.   Larger sizes 15-20c.  Pea Nuts, special for the Boys 25c  /' " "        Men.. 25,35, 40c  Ladies Pea Nuts, trimmed 35c  Ladies Harvesters, 25c. Ladies Linen, $1.00  Children's Crash, 60c. Children's Linen. 60c  Men's Chip Hats ".  65c  "     Straw Hats, Fine $1.50  Several    other    lines    in    Linens  Felts, Etc., from 60c. to'$3.  Oreston Mercantile Company  LIMITED  You dan Buy at  Canyon Gify  LUMBER, $10 per M. antUip.  SHINGLES, $2 per M. and up.  BRAN, $1.10 per hundred.  SHORTS, $1.20 per hundred.  2 cans CORN for 25c.  2 cans PEAS for 25c.  2 cans BEANS for 2 5c.  iivLumber tan  I   IB******-!*  MOM  rnWrn*


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