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 Vol. i  CRESTON, B.C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1917^  No. 6  ���������:���������*>.  1916  Exports of Creston Valley  Livestock and Farm Produce $35,000 Fruits, Honey,  Cider, Vegetables $85,000���������Lumber, Poles, Posts  $160,000���������22 Cars Strawberries, 6 Cars Raspberries  ���������47 Oirs Apples���������3 Tons Honey���������2400 gals. Cider  A modest estimate of the value of,  '���������"v d������|>tJti������    xxx,xx,     vxxO    <0?t."3i/*>ii    m SulxSy  ���������as shown by the shipping' returns  compiled for the Board of Trade by R.  M. Reid for the year 1916, will quite  cosily reach $280,000.00, which is  including $17,000.00 payments fop  cattle and hogs killed locally, -some of  which sboulei undoubtedly figure in  the exports as well.  Agricultural Exports Gain  Commencing with what we call agricultural exports proper 1916 shows  a. steady increase in the value of its  shipments, with the exception of  Horses. Last year the export of these  animals fell from 63 to 47 head. In  all the other lines there is a marked  increase. In Cattle the jump is from  143 to 165 head. The export of Eggs  shows a gain of 25 per cent., and the  Butter export is also in the same class  as to i ncrease, and this despite the  fact; that 1040 gallons of cream were  shipped to the butter factory at Cranbrook during the season. The quantity of. Dressed Beef handled. locally  ro*-*e from .80 to IS8 carcasses, and  Dressed Hogs from 217 to 279. There  is also a slight gain to be noted in the  output of Live Fowl last year.  In the strictly agricultural department the value of the commodities  sold this * year is easily 837,000.00,  which takes into account $1,700, which  is the value placed on> th.e ^idiB*Wihijg>  ped out of Creston. '"���������*'  Great Honey Year  The "Valley beekeepers had the best  year ever. The quantity of honey  gathered is 5600 pounds���������almost four  times the harvest of 1915, and almost  : double that of 1914, which was also a  grand year for bees. s  Lumber Trade Active  In the Lumber industry there is an  enormous increase- in outputs The  shipments of Lumber, Posts and Poles  fen* 1916 is 473 cars, as compared with  191 in 1915, and 13 cars in 1914. The  manufacture of Fruit Boxes ih also  away over the year before, the total  being almost 80,000 laHt year as compared with 59,000 in 1915. Not taking  into account the fruit boxes at all the  lumbering industry in the C ich ton  Valley had an out-of-the- Valley trade  of not less than $160,000.00.  $83*000 for Fruit, Etc.  The total export of Fruit and Vegetables last year will run close to 100  carloads, which is three less than  in 1015, and an official estimate of  the worth of thei crop, including Cider  and Honey, is $84,0000.0, us computed  with $85,000.00 in 1915.  The big falling off is In Tomatoes  and Plums. In the former the slump  is u matter of 19 carloads, while Plums  aro down at least two cars. In spite of  none too fayprable a season Apples  went up from 20,871 boxes to 27,800, or  from 37 to 48 carloads. Strawberries,  thanks to a greatly increased area at  Wynndel principally, rewo froni 11,788  crates to 17,080 crates. There is also  .ui lucruuMtj iu i-iic Xviispburry output of  about 800 crates. Potatoes show a  jump of almost 50 tons, or bettor than  a two-carload increase*', though in  neither '15 or '10 was thu crop in the  same class ii1* 1014 when thero were 221  tons shipped from Valley point**.  All Fruit Shipping Up  In all the other lint's of fruit there is  a. hiiiiiU ine roil Hft to be noto'l, Not ������t  very heavy gain, of con mo, but atlll a  very satisfactory showing when It is  remembered t hot an early-season frost  last year played havoc with somes of  the CbervidH aud Peached.  Tho dcercnon in Tomatoes is. of  course, abnormal. Had tho season  been un average ono a much bettor  showing would have boon made, but  bv no moana up to 1015 standard, iir  the iinmbur e>f plants set out was much  ���������imulloi- than uuual. This mum* obsor-  vatlnn applies to almost all thu vegetables. Prices of late have not be*cn  as attractiyo an in tho palmy days of  '12 and '13, and tho rancher in gradually going out of vegetables in eomu.-  ������inonce and taking more; or Ions to soft  rrnitij.  THREE YEARS' SHIPPING  1914  . 5,898  . 3,054  . 575  . 1,552  Strawberries, crates   Raspberries "         Cherries "      ,...  riu nus . "        Peaches **  Gooseberries       4V      _.  Currants , ���������*'        Ripe Tomatoes  "   Green Tomatoes'*     '.   Apples Boxes.. ....  Crabapples .'*     ......     Pears ***-���������'���������-I' ....  Potatoes, tons ���������..���������-.,..._,.���������. .���������.  Loganberries, crates ���������   Peppers, pounds.l.... ..     Corn, dozen ....P..  .' ���������   . Rhubarb,       pounds  ���������   Cauliflower "    .. ..... .........  Lettuce "��������� .'..,. .;....���������  Cabbage ..." ,   Green Peas       " V          Green Beans       "       ;.   Ciicumbers "       _ ^__........  Lumber, Posts and Poles, cars......  Hides��������� .'... _....  Cattle.  ;;.:._ .���������_   _���������..���������.  Horses ....;...:.....  L_ _     >   Beef, carcasses.. -.._     . ;  Hogs, dressed ........... ......^_ ���������.. _���������  Honey ��������� "j(*ij.nd&v^.^^_.l.j:���������^L..; 3,000  ���������'* ^Citron, "Squash, ^Pampkin, Marrow,'lbs. 3,701  T7!nrr*ro     e\*\-y  'Butter, lbs...... ...... ...     ���������  Live Fowl, lbs   ._.....;...... ....    ���������  Fruit Boxes _..  Cider, gallons  .'....,...........���������...    ���������  Cider- Vinegar, gallons _      Cream, Sweet and Sour, gallons ...        ._  >  ...       81  ....:......::..   620   :..........11,957   _... 2.200  ...: ...16,927        487  .:. /.LI���������    221  ... ....       25  ....... 3.C30   ...... 3,114   ���������.:���������......; 7,548  ......._..;.... 2,060  ....... ...���������.     430   .14,532     1,387   _.........  3,982  ...... 1.684  13  .~~m  1915  11,788  4,522  .646  5,370  '     332  .     230  885  13,989  3,979  20,871  a 1,061  - ..ft*..,  Py  122  '2,370  1,959  4.774  525  27,940  4,074  2,028  1.5S7  19L  143  63  80  217  4.500  9,580  4,204-  400  3,015  58,182  1916  17,680  5,259  657  3,525  330  404  1,097  2,998  998  27,800  780  ������  ion  169  179  1.590  1,440  2,080  1,580  295  8,890  409  696  798  473  211  165  46  186  .:-'::-2TO.  -5,600  ii;49i  5,255  512  3,218  79,437  2,400  300  1,040  this week: Mesdames u. Scott, Ebbutt  and Cook, literature; Mesdames S. A.  Speers and M. J. Boyd, fruit; Mesdames Crossthwaite, J. W. Hamilton  and Lyne, fruit and literature; S. Hatfield, honey; King George Hotel,  Sickles and fruit; Creston Hotel,  lesdames Forrester and Hayes, and  the Red Cross Society, fruit; Chas.  Moore, apples. The boys are also indebted to Sergt: Crowe of ths 107th for  a nice string of fish, especially as they  are aware that in an endeavor to land  a monster char the sergeant was precipitated into the- ice waters of the  Goat.. Although he made a quick  getout of the river Sergt. Stewart reports that Mr. Crowe had both coat  pockets filled with fish when he got  ashore.  For the convenience of all who make  donations of ^ any_ sort Postmaster  Gibbs is opening the shop next the  postoffice as a receiving place for any  .presents of this sort. He guarantees  that all parcels left there will be delivered to thearmory and duly aeknow.  ledged. This is a convenience the  ladies will appreciate as it will save  them the trip to the soldiers' quarters.  Splendid Year for  veiling  A  Provincial Police  &  wo  OECI  \snes  are the-exportsjof Cream to the butter  factory at Cranbrook, and an export  trade in Cider from a few of the local  ranchers which went to 2400 gallons.  Of this 1800'gallons were shipped from  Jas. Compton's ranch alone.  A Marketing Triumpfr  A feature to fche year that is worth  noting is that 1916 saw an export of at  least a dozen straight carloads of  Strawberries. The bulk of these were  from Wynndel, with some crates  nicked no at Alice Siding, Creston  and Erickson to complete the load.  Several of these cars went on to the  Winnipeg market, arriving in fine  shape, and   considering   thoir unpre-  Fiared-for arrival at the tail-end of a  ate senson the prices realized were  quite .satisfactory. In view of the  still heavier production of strawberries  this year this experiment in shipping  to Winnipeg is cocpected to mean much  to the soft fruit industry in the Valley.  Appended is a detailed statement of  the shipments for tho past year, as  well as the figures for the two previous  years, which will be. found valuable  for exact comparisons. ���������  FV*f.������.������Qf,i,v Fi  VSm  lft  Over Half Filled  Provincial police Forrester on Mon  day pulled  off a quick  capture of. a*  gentleman,    one   Lee     West,     from  Missouri, wanted for theft ofaquan  tityof wearing apparel  belonging to  some of the   men  employed iri  u*es-  champs camp near Port Hill.  West drifted in.from .Idaho on Friday afternoon and. was. given a job as  a woodsman. On Saturday morning,  however, he pleaded illness as an excuse for not going: to woi*k, but shortly after the men had gone out he proceeded to stock up with a suit of clothes  and a couple of outfits e f underwear,  and then oeat it.  The local policeman got word of the  theft on Sunday morning and-figuring  the thief would hit for the C.P.R. he  visited Kitchener on Sunday, and discovered West had spent the night in  one of the shacks there West seemingly found things to his liking at  Kitchener where rie remained imtil  Monday.'- arid when Forrester came  back on the noon train he caught  West in the act of starting Out on an  eastward bike.    '  The prisoner was tip before J.P.'s  Watson and Mallandaine on Tuesday  and was given six months with hard  labor in.Nelson jail, to which point he  was taken the   same day.    Provincial  tioliceForrester yesterday received a  etter from the.Idaho authorities to be  on the lookout for a man who got  away from the law officers while being  taken from Bay view, Idahy, to Stevens  County, Wash. Barring a slight discrepancy as to tbe color of the hair  West's descriptioe tallies with that of  the wanted-man to a nicety.  The most harmonious and all-round  satisfactory meeting the Creston Fruit  Growers Union has ever had in its  history *������?as that of Tuesday afternoon,  when the statement and various reports on the 1916' business "was up for  consideration and adoption.' Those in  the habit of attending these gatherings, but who were not on hand this  year, will get a good idea- of how  satisfactory everything was when we  say that the whole business of the  meeting was transacted in less than  three hours, and there was not a  single complaint on the way the year's  business was transacted, and be it said  right here that over $40,000 of produce  was handled.  W. "������ . Jackson* .president occupied  ths chair, assisted; by, J. W. Hamilton,  the Union secretary. Mr. Hamilton's  financial statement showed that the  net earnings of the Union from commissions on sales was' $4368.31. And  after paying the ranchers in full for  everything marketed in 1916, aa well  as paying every other expense incurred in 1916, the Union finishes the year  almost $400 to the. good���������$386.84 to be  exact.  In addition to this good work during  the year all back debts to wholesalers  and other bills payable, amounting in  all to $2100, .have been paid and in  addition 20 per cent, of the money  oyerdue the ranchers for 1914 and 1915  XXKXS9 ca.iow     WGCJia   ������su/&u������       m-fx     ja/jjjoc      [.ucoc  three latter payments did not come  out of earnings for 1916. The finance  for these was obtained on the 5 per  cent, levy authorized on all shareholders on the basis of produce sold in  i915.  Shareholders who were previously  shouting for sound business management and economy could find little  fault with the balance sheet presented.  In 1915 a matter of $2,388 is shown for  '���������General Expense." In 1916 the*  figures under this head are $948. Another item is the "Bad and Doubtful  Debts" which in 1915 were put at  $1,222. and iri 1916 are shown at $146.  While our old fi'iend "Rebates" which  were $1,661 in 1915 have no place on  the 1916 state-merit^at'ahV ��������� w -*���������  R. B. Staples presented the manager's report; and rather briefly, but  very much to the; point, reviewed the  year's business-in every detail. He  geive a statement: of- prices covering  1915 and 1916 selling, some of the prices  submitted being: ;'~  1916  Brlde~Eleet Shower  While the lint of  jw>d ln������t yemr Is nol  tbe-rc are* at leant  two  new  fyln.iV f������>nti*it*j)*M to tlt������������ '16 m������>nu  0t>r*rl erVr/j***'''  commodities shiii-  n.*? long an In 191&,  ,Th������'H������*f  Miss Whitehead of Canyon City, a  March bride-elect, was the recipient of  what might might bo properly Termed  a union miu-ccllanoous shower on  Wednesday afternoon, at tho homo of  Mrs. Geo. Cartwright. iSrickspn, tho  hoHtcssoH for tho affair being Mrs.  Cu.rUvngl-1, Mra. QLocks of Cii**>1oii,  and Mrs. O. Hall of Canyon City. Tho  popularity of tho bride-to-be was  jitriklngly attested In the gathering of  almost fifty of her lady fric-ndi. cm '*<"  afternoon v/ben it wn.v. "far from plca*.;-  ant to bo nstlr outdoors. MIhh Whitehead wan the rocipiont of bridal ro-  mombrancoH of all Horts from almost  one hundred of hor Valloy friends, tbo  wntT.t fitrlkhig i.' tlu- lot being Uio  Shower Cook Book, which wiih a boll-  shaped volume embellished with water  colon., and containing many dozen  recipes, all gutirnntood good onos by  those working with them, and who, to  show (heir good faith, havo attached  their signature*, to thorn. MIhn Wliltc-  bead was deeply affected by such ivv  Htriking tobtlmony Ut hor popularity  as tho aiTair  indicated,   but  manage'd  ��������������� /^   .......     0...   . m ��������� ,     i . .  ������...  ...������j   .^ .x, ..     t.mtttt.t     fell     ������������| j-|/i ftiltit,tXttt  Ut  tho gathering.   Tbo hoHteHHe*H   iservcd  refreflhnient.'j-it  the  clow?  .tiul all di'.-  loiior  Iiartcd witibing tho  gue*Ht of  I  ong and hnppy married life.  a  A great opportunity presents itself  to the young men of the Kootenays to  serve their king and country by enlisting in the Forestry Draft now being trained for overseas in Creston,  under the able command of Capt. E.  Mallandaine, who has sacrificed his  rank as major and officer commanding  the 107th Keioteuav Regiment to revert to cuptain and take command of  the Forestry Draft. When men of the  stamp e*������f Capt. Mallandaine can leave  their large local interests to go overseas with a draft it should be an example to the rank and file of Kootenay men to make some sacrifice in the  interests of the cause und country.  Men are wanted for the Forestry  Draft who are sound in health, who  have had experience in the woods and  in tho handling of timber. Expert  millwrights and lumbermen aro specially needed. Tho Forestry Draft has  already half its allotted membership  and tho privilege of belonging to this  corps will be reserved for thoso who  have a knowledge of timber work and  are fit.   Join now.  Lieut. II. Venus is here and is now  second in command. Lieut. McLoon  is putting men of tho Draft through  drills morning and afternoon. From  present appearances tho full strength  will bo reached at an cuily date, when  the Draft will proceed to tho Old  Country. A separation allowance is  iimde to all married men and tho  Patriotic Fund will-look after the  children. Could there bo a finer  opportunity for able bodied lumbermen to soryo tho country under popular officers and with us flno a unit as  has left Kootenay to do thoir bit.  Regimental o,tiaH.onnimtor sergeant  Lambkin, 107th Kootenay Regiment.  joined thc draft on Saturday and is  on duty n\. Mm* ovdrrly ro;/s;i.  Pto. Atkinson, O.A.M.C, orderly,  from Vancouver, arrived on Tuesday  to tako charge of the medical department of tho Forestry Draft.  PtaB. A. Wilkla. J. Inglis. P. Hurry,  W. A. Powne, T. Smith, A Achurch  and A. Bnxt>r joined on with tho  elraft on Wednesday. Thoy aro all  from Frinitvale*, li.O. Pt,������, John  Cooper of ^ Wynndel,  who   Imii  boon  tm'tllt tliu  TiitM-t innuy   glinrclll   lOl*    tlOIllO  time,   reported   for    duty    hoi*������������    on  .Sunday.  The* men of the Draft return t,hiu)kn  to the followinf* ladle"* fo.y fi������ij..#it>������,������.  L. C. Dixon, alias J. W. Stewart,  was up before Magistrates Mallandaine and Watson on Saturday morning on a charge of passing a worthless  cheque on a Cranbrook me>rchant, tho  charge being laid by Chief of police  Hershey of that city, who arrived in  Creston the day previous,, to be at tho  hearing.  Dixon had been lodged in the~Cres-  toM lockup on the Thursday eveniug,  having been gathered in for disorderly  conduct, and had given his name as  Stewart. However, when another  prisoner was brought in the following  morning as he was going past his cell  Dixon complained to Constable Forrester that the newurrival was wearing  hiB hat, Forrester took possession of  the hat and on examination discovered  it bore the. initials "L.D." Tlio incident made tho local police officer  suspicious of his man and on taking a  closer look ovor Dlxori ho came to the  conclusion that hc answered the description of thu in tin vvauluu ul Cranbrook for passing the bad cheque, and  the initials in tho hat being those of  the wanted.man tho Cranbrook polico  chief was wired that thc fellow hc was  looking for was haro.  Dixon was turned over to the Cranbrook officer who returned with him  on Saturday, and at .the trial at Cranbrook on Monday Dixon was committed for trial. In the moan timo he is  at present in tho St. Eugene hospital  uneW guard rocovoring from tho  effects of a fracas ho got tho'worst of  horo on Thursday night last  Apples No. 1 $1.12  2......      98  3.....���������...���������     81  Crabapples, No. 1:. 1.00  2..     75  Pears. No. 1..... ;.  1.60  2   1.35  Strawberries  1.65  Raspberri es   1.94  Gooseberries   1.60  Red Currants,  1.17  Black Currants  1.57  Sweet Cherrieis  2.25  Sour Cherries   1.60  ���������Blackberries..:   2.45  Peaches      90  Plums.........      65  Ripe Tomatoes      66  Green Tomatoes ....     48  Cucumbers      90  1915  $1.21  1.07  85  |    78  } M*  2.11  1.91  1.98  1.90  2.02  1.74  1.03  2.24  79  45  45  39  61  Two to Como  Five of tho seven  members of tho  Ct t.liixi CcuituilU-u  ol  outei-Lainiiiunt  for   tho   Forestry    Draft   havo   been  nivnied in  response to  tho reqiu'rtt of  fcho Board of Trado.   Thoy aro: Farmers*   InHtllute   representative.   Tims.  Goodwin; Board of Trade*,  C. G   Bennett; Women's Inatituto, Mr������. Fon*0H-  ter;   Rod   Orooa, ..Mrs.   Mallandaine;  Chrint   Church   Ladleis'   Guild,    Mih.  1 Jon nett.    As soon  as tho Methodist  and   PreHbytorlanu   ladioo*     aldii are  Hoard   irom   limtcMt    otrorta  tn   this  direction will be forthcoming.    Until  the hoUn.u n  rcccivo  their  uniform*! it,  will moat ly ; devolve upon   tho men's  u<-.r|<*it.i<������������ l.o do Lh������M������ni(jrt~t������!������������lr������f������.  Dealing -with;vapples particularly  Mr. Staples went into the marketing  problem thoroughly. From records  kept of different cars sold he had no  trouble convincing that the high prices  wero obtained from carloads thut had  the big por contuge of Nos. 1 and 2.  proving conclusively that those wore  tho grades that tho market, and particularly points on tho Cro.w line wanted. From another set of records he  alBO gave- the figures to show  that 47  Ber cent, of those dealing with the  'nion hud done a very large amount  of independent celling, and from the  limited quaintity sold through the  Union tho figures were there to show  that these independent and part Union  shippers had marketed their low grade*  apples very heitvy through tho Union  and sold, presumably, tho hotter stuff  themAelvcs. Mr. Staples all too ovidant  contention was that whilo shareholders continued to troat tho Union that  way It was manifestly unfair to those  who sold ail their produce through the  Union, and it was absolutely impossible under thoHO conditions to expect  tho average prico to bo as high as it  othorwifio would bo. That Mr. Staples  argument** vvuro incontrovertible was  evidenced in that his report wasadopt-  od without discussion���������none of tne  latter being forthcoming.  To show thoir nnprovnl of tbeie  good work laHt yoar President Jackson  and Vle'evPrcHiilent Compton were i*e-  c-lc-c*i.c-d to thfiHO positions without  opposition. Two diroctorn had to be  olocte'd (.<������ roplace Stace Smith and R,  B. Staplen, whom* term had expired.  Mr. Smith declined to stand, and in a  four-conHii-c'd ba Hot for Mi'ssrs. MtaplcH,  Long, Cont)tabic, and Knott tho tw<������  former w<*ro oloctod, a   morltod eemi-  nllllieill.   1m������Uh������'   tomUI    Mi*.    *4e.������������-������l������������������ ������'ty  HtW'urod 40 of tin* 57 ballot** cant. Mr.  Lon-j- polling Itfi. TholMtai*el<t>fdlr*octor>-  for thin year will be MtMiuru. Jackuon.  Compton, Bt������kploH,  Long, Bllneo, Pul-  Vmi.i Uitlx Jiid,' Adliil-d.  ^jj:^H^|-.Jt*y*'j*j**|W*tv--  ������iiw������^*!(*.w#*"iHWWWl*l-|W tW^fiS'V"-^  WMmTmmamMmtmi ^ff*^H?rT7-?T;Vf-r~^7- ������������������..~;^.,..-rnn~������������������.,*~mmmm^j ^      ,   .^r^.--..-|-.Tr.^|.n|1i^..   ������������������.._^..^   ^-���������p..^.  x*g**sm  a'- *������������������;��������� ��������� .{!-vi- ��������� i:^v.-V   :���������?:��������� :���������:   ii"-/'v  THE CBBSTON  BBVIEW  i  I  Is  pi  fell  IK  ISfe  P*  IH!  THE CRESTON REVIEW  Issued every Friday at Creston, B.C.  Subscription : $2 a year in advance.*-  $2.50 to* United States points.  O. F. Hayks; Owner and Editor.  ( RESTONv B.C., FRIDAY,  FEB. 23  Lei's Have It  sary petition asking for its removal.  Besides, i some . of thetse 20 haye  guaranteed to move the ferry to  the proposed new location along  ���������with the overhead cable, excavate  the^new "ap|5roaohe3si!*and put the  whole fchlng'ih worKihg shape for  a sum that should ensure the  change even in these days of failing  revenues���������in view of the benefits  those interested will derive from  the removal.  In view of the shorter and better  road the change will provide and  the very positive assurance we have  *erw8se  easing living costs  It is to be hoped th **t the L suggestion the Board of Trade has  submitted to the Farmers' and  Womens* Institutes, the Red Cross  .ind the ladies organizations of the | that the new location is as safe as  oWrches, re a combined and \ tbe old one so far as preventing the  systematic effort  to  give  the men ; Kootenay      river    from    breaking  through   and   flooding   and  otherwise damaging tho tributory lands,  Due to the incr  Cranbrook oity   council - has, jusfc  given- members .of tho fire brigade a  ��������� JV lit* , \    .        , * f.. ���������'. v,  , ���������      . V 9 J, i   *    *        "S ' * ''  $3 a month raise, and ������"*������������ boosted  the , oity .engineers' salary $25 a  month. The only way we can  explain ;such a tremendous dis-  cripanoy in salary increases is that  the city engineer finds it absolutely  necessary to have fresh eggs for  breakFast daily. .s   -  other month.    Time  for returning  the National Service cards banded  out by local   postmasters  has been  extended t^)  April 1st.    While the  respo'nse^td"ths "request  to fill .out,  cards has been large  there are still  a., considerable   number of people  who   have   not  responded.    They  will be given until April 1 to do so.  If the cards  are  not  tilled  in  by  that time the commission will- consider the necessary steps to be taken  to secure the answers.^  with cake and tea. Supper at 6.30  with cold meats, pickles and cold  puddings. At 9.30 we have cocoa  and biscuits, which are brought in  by the orderlys."  ot tiie A* orestry  socially   during  T\....t!x  a gj-.ou wiwiiv  their  stay   here,  will have the favorable and im- and' the equally-good guarantee  mediate attention -of all these ] that the cost of change over will  organizations. i consume hut a very   few   hundred  Just as things  are in Creston at j dollars,    why    all    this   delay    in  present it is going to be   up to the! finally   settling   the   ferry problem  soldiers to make very much of their ;is beyond us.  own good time, ami   with an entire j     In    view   of   his   very    deiiniie  i  absence of anything in the way of ; promise, and the very acceptable  shows, and no other places of public '��������� vote we are told it got him in that  amusement of any sort available��������� j section, Mr. Keen's efforts at this  not even a library or reading room! session of the legislature in this re-  ���������the hoys are going to he hard put j gard will be watched with interest  to spend their spare time with a j ���������:aud confidence by The Review;  reasonable degree of pleasure and | we feel ��������� sure the local member will,  satisfaction. 1 not treat such a positive guarantee  This paucity of always-available; as a mere scrap of paper,  entertainment should   he made up!  mmmmmmmm^mmmmmmmmmmmmm.  for by collective citizen effort in j  various directions, and in order j  that there may   be a generous sup- i  Bargain day  rates  in   hoard   of  trade memberships  is   all tl-ic***.. rage,  this  year.    At   Kaslo   the annual  foe has been cut  from   $2 to .$1���������  payable four-bits every six months.  if desired.    To. make  sure  of getting  some  of  the  thrifty   Scotch  how would it be to  allow  a 10 per  cent, rebate even on the half-yearly  payers   provided     the    money   is  handed etver  say   a month  in   advance.      If  this thing   goes much  further  folks  will   be  inclined   to  think coppers were introduced into  B.C. in order to permit some Kaslo  people to contribute  to  charitable  and other purposes.  zSoln Up  Citizens who have been pursuing  a policy of watchful waiting and  hoping against hope there would  be nothing doing in the conscription line can breathe easy  for  an-  While we hear from time to time  about  Britain   shortly  finding   it  necessary to take steps^jb���������*j conserve  the food supply,   there is certainly  no complaint about the quantity or  quality   of   the   food   served   the  wounded   soldiers" in   British  hospitals.    R.   Walmsley, : whose son,  Alex., is  laid up  wounded  in the  Tympne Castle  hospital in   Kent,  England, gives the following as the  daily   menu    served /them:   ."We  have   breakfast   at   8  a.m..   with  porridge, bacon or  ham and sometimes eggs,   and  bread,   coffee and  jam.    Dinner at  1   p.m.,   with-always  the  best   of  meat���������mutton,  beefsteak or pork���������potatoes   either  mashed,  boiled   or baked   and one  vegetables, always  some , sauce on  the table to   flavor the   grub, with  dessert of puddings and apple pie.  Once  we  had   baked   apples  and,  say, they were good.    Tea at 4 p. m.  LAND CLEARING  WANTED.���������Contract for  clearing 30 or 40 acres of  land. * Persons wishing land  cleared at small cost will do  *will/ t&^ communicate with  Box 44, REVIEW Office,  ORESTON, B.C.  f.o.b. TRAIL, 8.CU  ?��������� --'���������������������������:! i-' '"��������� *~ ;*4^-*i'?-l!?*"ir-vri  WANTED for the Highest  "'������**      Cash Price* at'Trail:  Green salt-cured Cow and Steer Hides  17c. per lb. -  "Green salt-cured Calf Skins under 15  pounds, 20 to 25c. per lb.'  Greer, salt-cured Bulls, Stags and Ox  Hides, 12 to 13c. per lb. j  Green and Frozen Hides 2 to 5c. *pjer  pound less than salt-cured hidesi  Dry Flint Hides and Calf Skins, 20 ;to  25c. par lb. |  Will also purchase Wool Peljbs,  Shearling's Wool and Mohair, Old  Rubber Boots, Old Copper ,and Brass.  Above prices subject,.t.O���������the fluctuations of th������ market. Correspondence  promptly and cheerfully answered. '.'  ni-filMBIflBA    T  ll  ��������� I���������  ~i* :���������  JJI.J    vjl   xu  without it being overdone  Now   that   . Creston  one week and none at ail the week i .  e ii -4.   ��������� ii    xUf..    t-Uf, iTrade,    which   for the  following,     it   is     well   that    the | ...  matter   should   be  directed    by a  representative central committee.  Of course it must not he taken  that the members of this central  organization will Vie responsible  for getting upeach separate sociable.  If they feel" se> inclined no one will  object to them trying their hand,  but our idea is that each of the  aforementioned societies, along with  the Boord of Trade, should each  take their turn and no doubt the  friendly rivalry thus engendered  will mean that each succeeding  affair will he a little better than  its predecessors. Doubtless, too, as  their stay lengthens the soldiers  themselves will he able to put on  an evening for the citizens enjoyment.  What is worth doing in this regard is worth doing well, and to  ensure a good line of entertainment  evenly spread over the Forestry  Draft's stay this central committee  direction and supervision seems  desirable���������to us.  The -Ferry Attain  To move or not to move, that is  the question with the Kootenay  River ferry, with chances in favor  of the'inove.if those directly interested���������that is, those living across  the river���������stick to their work in  tins matter, and John Keen, M.P.P,  makes good on a vory positive  assurance he has given tho residents beyond the Kootenay; something a radical like the mombor for  Kaslo in most like lo d<\  Here is Mr, Keen's in-black-and-  white' pledge: "'Elicit from tho  uacn* of the ferry what thoy Want  i|e>n������*. If they want the ferry  moved then moved it will he; if  they want it to stay whoro it is  then it will Htay thoro. This is Lho  only way to treat the  cpiostiou."  There is a very ('iroumspect state-  rr.or.t of 'tr:r,rv.*. *.n*d one** ".'orthy'of  the; bust traditions 'of'real Liboral-  ihiii, in that it uhhiu-oh that tlio  wishc'i* of thorn* pe*opli< rihitll Ik? i'������*  nik-i-Iim! without tin* nciticl ofau O.K.  from any aiiuoitintioii or   aHHooiution  i  ���������*xi*e*uliv������*.  Board of  last three  years has been busy largely to the  end that it get free of debt, is  square with the world, from now it  will be in a position to devote all its  energies to promoting the general  welfare and development of the  Valley.  To achive the maximum of success a greatly enlarged membership is.-essential. This for two  good reasons: A mere handful of  workers cannot look after the work  devolving upon ������a live board. There's  too much of it for a dozen men to  handle thoroughly���������and iwiless  such work is well done it were  better left untouched. Incidentally,  too, increased membership means  more finance, something very  necessary if much of the board's  work is to be well   and   truly done.  From the tone of the meeting on  Tuesday night last if funds are  available definite efforts will be  made in a number of ways to  secure much publicity for the fruits  and vegetables Creston Valloy has  to market, while the usual efficient  service in keeping enquirers posted  on every conceivable Subject that  will directly or indirectly help the  Valley will be maintained.  Such problems as reclamation,  establishment of an experimental  farm, improved transportation  facilities, and every other matter  tending to make tho Valloy a bettor  and moro prosperous oommunity  will he tackled as strenuously as  the membership will pormit of.  In the absence pf any municipal  organisation tho Board of Trade  fills a far more important placo in  the community's life and development than, many- peoplo really  think. If in tho past it has uot  accomplished all the things yon  would havo liked most likely the  failure was duo to your not being  thero to bring 'tho matter up and  help push ilulling.  Don't havo the same thing koop  on neon ring. Put in your application for membership and ho out at  overy mooting   with   your  holpi'ui  HU*j;"������j;jiM(-i������������iiM    iiinl    it    w iilillgiii-HN     tO  lend a  hand  in  getting action on  Shoes      St  oes  Shoe  ������m  The abnormal price of leather has seriously affected the price of  Shoes���������and the chances are that the price will go very much higher.  We have just opened up a new shipment of footwear, which includes  Men's, Ladies' Youths' and Children's Shoes from one of the; Iqiest  makers in Canada, and while prices are higher on some lines than  has been the case, on the whole we believe We can save you some  money and oive vou a better shoe than other stores iu town^ are  */ CJ *f  carrying, provided you buy now. %.  ���������V* ���������-������..���������* -  $8.25 Day foot High-Top Shoes $10  This is a line for men���������a shoe that will stand tyie hardest kind of  wear, and give absolute comfort and all-round satisfaction.  '.'  Leckie's Soldier Boy Boots for boys and youths���������made in B.C., and  specially adapted for wear in this province���������here in all the sizes.  For the Ladies, and Children our stock is equally complete with Shoes of the  newest styles, good wearers, and at a moderate price.    We invite inspection. ���������  General  ^jjj������ET escossi     *"  SPEERS  British Columbia  Merchant  y  Bhose who, from time to time, have funds requiring  investment may purchase  AT PAR  DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK  IN  SUMS OF $500 OR ANY  MULTIPLE THEREOF. -j %  \  your idi'UH. The* %W invented in  ;annual niomhornhip wiHi-rinoncr or;  Onr informal ion, which'wo havi*;later roturn dirout.ly tii vmi hriiiK-  .���������v������*ry rciiMcui to bi*lii*vc currc-cil., i<s j ing many other live apotM with il--. .  t hat thc'i-M urn hoiih* 22 |i.*o|*h- who \ l������������ h.cy nothing of the* ii.s.'),t;.sf;if;tiiia  .in* Mt<������itdy 'iu'ith oi'thi* l'e'rry," and | that, will -ha yourw on thei., moore* of  ������������t' thi'Ki* 20 luivn Higm-c!   the;   nrciiH-   public* Hervif'c reneioreri.  wag������Ba������gm*taiaiiiiia  TO 1BWESTO  Principal repayable 1st October, 1919. ���������'    ���������    *���������*  Intoroat payable*, half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October liy choquo (froo of exchartno at  any chartered  Batik in Canada) at tho rate of five por cent por annum from tho, date of  purchase. ������������������������������������.��������� ������������������,���������.������������������..���������..������������������..   A<y'y)  ' ���������  Holders of thia stock will havo tho privllooo of surrendering at par and accrued intoreat,  aa tho equivalent of cash, in payment of any allolmont made under.any lulu ro war loan iwipy;  in CinacS-a ott:or than an Issue of Troasury Killa or olhor liku whorl cialo security.    " '    '   '  Procoode pf thio otock are for war purpooot- only..  A commission of ono-quartor of ono por cont will bo allowed to rocognized bond and  atock brokern on allotments mado In rospoct of applications for thia Btock whioh bear tholr  tdamp. ��������� . ' ' ,.  For application forma apply to tho Deputy Minister of Finance* Ottawa.,       d ���������   ; ;'   <   .  ������������������., , j-j,lj������*A  ocTOoen nh, ifti*.  iwjiwHMIMIiMWal^i^^  WillJJllWjtJWWI.WWli^^  ijMiw.ifUiaiw-jiwnwMa  mmm  mmmm  mmmmmemsBrm  immm  wm  *m*mm a  i  I  THOSE ^HO WANT  Mm.  3-  r  J *-'V  SuSmhe*w-  wi-  ���������Oi.  ���������.. fi...  /���������' r" ��������� . '���������       .' 1    ��������� I  ���������' siv "j      -!'-^���������i*r*^: ������������������  -* (or planted :M s&i&nQ-  should order them NO^?, from  i.'\J.J,iX   i".  COMPANY, Ltd.  r...  1493 Seventh Ave. West, Vancouver. B.C.  I  Place your Spring-delivery Order  once with A. MILLER, local  agent, Creston, B.C.  ��������� Fernie is laying in a big stock office  ���������shipped from Crowsnest.      <   -,V ; P.  ' Ferme'Oddfellows Lodge' is investing in $1000 of wat bonds.  &<?-���������.P:- :\JT :  I Golden i3 operating a farmers'- institute with a membership of 25.   '    ';:>-.-  The atit������ndahces at Grand i Forks  school is now slightly oyer "the *^00  mark. M' ���������  ''������������������"���������'     [���������'���������'   '���������' ��������� '*���������������������������;  ���������.'.���������.-���������'  >   Silverton is contributing over $1500  (a month at present to: the Patriotic  Fund. ._.'."..  , Kaslo council now makes users of  electric light pay for the illnminant iri  advance.   * -���������"������������������ ��������� '������������������ '���������������������������' -.������������������������������������ ���������'.   I :'-   :. I-  Almost $200,000 of the 1917 taxes at  Fernie will be required for school  purposes.    r    ;'':  ���������.". - ''.''   ':       ���������:.-��������� ,".-.'  Grand Forks creamery made 25. tons  of butter and 5000 gallons of ice cream  xxxamt y x?mx,x .      . L >   >  nrnut���������x.  r sis ...x. rm 1���������--*-   ^-,- -,-  jLiiiL^y  iriuiuica <nu ui-ituuiQuti. ������*?������ re  ceiving, assistance from the Patriotic  Fund at present.  At Kaslo fche Dominion Express Co.  has put on a town-delivery of goods  shipped through it.  Cranbrook now pays its. policemen  $100 a month, They work 12 hours.  The chief gets $125.  To e  high  haye had their pay raised, $3 a month.  The city engineer got a raise from $100  to $125.  Deschamps mill in that city for the  season's operations.' ~  The company is expecting their new  caterpillar engine toward- the ������nd.-of  th'e month.' Along witii' iiVte' 'also  coming some heavy {"rucks' fdr title  summer log haul.   jK   ''P^.'. '".' ..      'P' \.  A carload of "hay*.:*was unloaded^last  week' by the CQiidRa*ay-^:the jSi*8t"6ut-  side bay. to be brought in since last  spring; ���������   ...    '" " --������������������--   *  James Fraser, who served in a  Nova Scotia battalion during the  Fenian Rid has ��������� 'just 'received : his  government grant for services rendered in, that.connection.  ". -,,  Mrs. Louis Hussack received a wire,,  'stating, that, hw'.''mO|bhe*p,77M*i,s.''''A.'  Malcolm of Orillia, had passed away.  The sad hews came at; too late a date  to enable Mrs. Hussack to attend the  funeral.* ; In their .bereavement Mr.  and. Mrs. Hussack haye the sympathy  of their many Valley friends.  : W. H. T. Smith, who is overseas  with the 54th Kootenay Battalion, has  just been transferred from the signal  though Miss Palmer escaped unhurt.  He was brought to bis home here  .whereP Dr. Henderson attended him  and is now recovering nicely.  -U. :.-r   -.>:,-}.  j  Maternity Nurae   ������������������  CRESTON JkiApg. .������..  NOTIGE  LAND   REGISTRY   AOT  ��������� . '*"*     ^r    4-Xm.xt.i.  *������ *>./���������*** %-m*. Air* fr.  X *4^t-ijTU\/4jltf  isx "t.h   ,, ���������  Bngineiers.  Ensign Kerr, a Cranbrook Salvation  Army officer, took the Presbyterian  service  here oo Sunday in place  of  rtev. x*j>. iu. cow.  In the matter of an application for  the issue of duplicate Certificates of  Title to Block 125 of tot 9554 Group 1,  Kootenay -District;- -Province j.of  British Columbia, North West i of  Block 31 bf Lot 802. Group 1, District  aforesaid, Map 698A, 'and^Fas-t (10  acres) of Block 100 of said Lot 9554,  jfi������.0.,rv   1 -���������-���������"���������   .'      A :'   ������������������'������������������'���������      .'������������������' '': ���������  fA   :   A'-���������.    ���������'���������  Notice is hereby given ithat it is my  intention to issue at the expiration  of one month after" the fii-st 'tinhl!e?iv-  tioii hereof duplicates- of the-Oertific-  ates of Title to the above mentioned  land in the nanoe; of William Alexander'''McMurtrie, which Certificates are  dated the 29th March; 1910, 18th June4  1810 and 15th May, 1912 and numbered  12415A, 12877Aand 16190A: respectively-  Dated at the Land Registry Office at  UtA  IACJ.J.   ������.*S   *.-K7K.X xxtx* jr *  ib**?* then; to keep up with the  C;'s::t of living Cranbrook firemen  Wynndel  Nel3on,B.C, this,J^ -������  mms  ��������� Foxes** Hoakrat,  and outer For Becrers  FCRS DIRECT  SHUBERT** tbe I  s !a themmM toUtog ocdnlvebr laROSEB AMfSICAHBAW L__  lablir-it^sponsiWe���������safeFurHotr^awithai*  utation existing for more than a third of a CMttury/' a long* sao-  j^DPROFXTABLSrstasss. Writ������i���������.   _, , . r   *&ecnlrraiab^acc-aratemar^j^j������D^  _. ��������� __yv*mi*i ior Ift���������www-ii"������ fetus *P .  A. B. SHUBERT. Inc. S^Sj^SUSS  Transfer, Livery and Feed Stables  Sleighs and Cutters.      Team Sleighs  Single and Double Harness and Supplies  Several Sets   of Second-tland  Harness  Ensign Kerr of Cranbrook will take  the Presbyterian service in the school  house on Suuday afternoon.  Creston callers yesterday we're Mrs.  Matt. Hagen and Car1 Wigen while  Mis. Penson and Paul Hagen were at  the metropolis on Tuesday.  Pte. John Cooper, who has transferred from the guards at Morrissey  to the Forestry Draft at Creston spent  the week-end at his home here.  Miss Mary Terrace, who has been  Miss Bathie's guest for the past few  days, left for her home in "Cranbrook  on Sunday. ���������    .  Mr. A. Parker, of Cranbrook was a  Wynndel visitor e>n Satin day returning on Sunday'also.  There, will be a dance in the clubhouse on Saturday night As Canyon  City iriiisichfus been: ^ecui-ed it good,  time is assured. A good crowd is. expected, and all will he sn������������!e welcome.  Pte. H. Piggott, who has enlisted  with the Forestry Battalion atCreston-  spent Sunday at Wynndel with his  sister, Mrs. Ifcosendale'.  Mrs. Penson had the misfortune to  break a small bone in he,r hand while  in Creston last Monday. Latest re-  pons are that the.injury is not serious  and that she is progressing favorably.  Wedding bells are-faintly ringing  again. The early part o'f March wiii  hear theui chiming merrily.  H. Yonng. who signed on with tbe  Forestry Draft at Creston a couple of  weeks ago, started drill on Monday  morning. H������- has not gone into I  quarters yet, driving in and out each  morning and evening.  F. H. Jackson was a visitor here  Sunday, showing a prospective couple  his ranch with a view of having them  work it this summer.  J. S. Deschamps of Rossland spent  the week-end at his lumber camps  near Port Hill. He has about 30 men  at work, and the ranchers in that  section are finding a ready sale for  their surplus vegetables, and-' eyery-  thing else in the eating line.  John Hobdeu and F. H^Price have  completed the pole-hauling contract  they had with the Company, and  pulled out for Creston last week.  Although sleighing in some parts is  very slim the teams on the Company  log haul are still -bringing in good  loads. In fact in the mildest day last  week one of themdirought in the biggest load of the winter.  1Q1T  SAM L. ROE  District Registrar.  Date of first''publication, Feb. 16,1917.  woT/ce  LAND   REGISTRY  AOT  In the matter of an application for  the issue of duplicate Certificates of  Title to part (50 feet x 208 71-100 feet)  of Block 22. Town of Creston. Province  of British Columbia, Map 693 A.  Part (54.355 feet x 208.71 feet) of said  Block 22, and Lots 1, 2.3 and 4, Block  4, Dow's Addition in said Town c������f  Ci'eston, Map 851. - ' -'������������������'  Notice is hereby given that it is my  intention tb issue at the expiration, of  one month after the ' first publication',  here^of duplicates e>f the Certificates of.  Title to the  above mentioned land, in  tbe name of Esther White McMurtrie,--  vvhich Certificates are dated, the 7th' '  April. 1910,  25th April, 1910, and 25th  May,    ISiO,   and    numbered   12459A,  12562A and 12755A respectively,  Dated at the Land Registry Office at  Nelson B.C., this 9th day of February  1917.  SAM L. ROE.  District. Registrar.  Date of first publication, Feb. 16,1917.  Erickson  Coal and Wood For Sale.  Ha    S&&  L  ** ._  rnvno 90  Sirdar Ave. *"  ������.*r"iEHv;r������jfjnr  MHVtr  fmmm\\^8mt\JtSmmm\ **������A9  Consolidated  Mining  Canada,  Go. of  OFFSOS.   SMELTING   AND>  TRAIL, -      -      -  & Smelting  Limited  REFINING   DEPARTMENT  BRITISH COLUMBIA:  SMELTERS AND REFINERS  PUROHAStSRS OP  GOLD*  SILVER*   OOPRER AND LEAD ORES  TRAIL BRAND PIQ LEAD.  BLUGQTONE AND SPELTER  mlm^miiUmi'mm*  4H'"T'^  n?  THE' CANADIAN BANK  %J*V   V/\JiyiM.Jt!*JKvx41#  ,1- . rv'   ������������������-��������� _ , i mm*mtt****m*0immm*^***tm  OOL EDMUND WAUCRK, C.V.O., IX.D.. D.C.t., Prealctent  .lOHN AIRD. Gannral Manio-M*. H. V. F. JONES, Ais't General Manauer  Jas. Compton returned on Sunday  from his trin to Victoria. He reports  the 1917 session of the B.C. Fruit  Growers Association the most successful in its history. He was elected a  director of the organization.  Andy Miller is on the rounds again  for the B.C. Nurseries and reports a  fair demand for trees and sum 11 fruit  plants.  Earl Pease returned'- to Canyon City  on Monday and is handling a team on  the sleigh haul. This week's freshets  bf snow makes the slipping good again.  RlRTH���������On February I6th, to Mr.  ahd Mrs. Guy Constable. ��������������� son.  Tho Daily Miner, under the head of  "Rossland Twenty Yearn Ago" had  this to say in its Feb. 14th issue:  "Victor Carr brought in several sacks  of ore from the Norway mino yesterday, which contained a great number  of handsome samples some of them  free gold. Tho tunnel is now in 65  foot, and next week the company will  put mon to work to extend the tunnel  another 10 foot."  Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood, who are on  the Bartholomew ranch were at Canyon City tho latter part of tho week  looking over a ranch '.there to which  they will possibly move this spring.  Monday's nor'-eastern was just a  little too chilly for comfort tn traycll-  inn, and in consceiuonco lichool attendance was very light.  STmm  WMWmfimm     HEpVt fUiiU, $i3,5ufi,t)GU  tm*m*m*mmi' <*<m*������***imt,*������,*m<m ���������'  .   .FARMERS' BUSINESS .;.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers' every  facility tor tlic transaction of their hanking busings, including  mi0mmiUM^fQkii    iiJt/UU,^  the discount and collection of sales notes.  :re supplied free of charge on application.  Blank sales notes  vS.I-t  MiU  !*'���������'*���������-������'  o. a BENNE'rr  ' 'Mffirttt^jw -Ortwf������w --Brtinch;  Mr. No why of Valley, Idaho, an  elder of, tho Latter Day Saints Church,  was InCahyon City la-it week. It In  likely a branch of that' faith will be  organl/edliSi Canyon Cliy shortly.  O. Powell, of Cranbrook, agent, for  l.in* wiii^ur j^nwiiiK iiiiu'iiiiHi wiih iiitrt*  lont week drumming upbuiiineHii.  .lack   Wood*- left on. Monday   for  ISte*1!!**'' t'A ftiifntxtthnt"   l\ti\nft inn the  Mrs. R. D. Cosson of Victoria, B.C.,  was a week-end visitor with the Misses  Palmer.  Rey. J. S. Mahood was calling on  some of his purishoners here on Monday. He is starting the once-a-month  Church of England service here next  month ih the schoolhouse.  Stocks & Jackson are enlarging  their ranching operations for 1917.  They have leased the Lode ranch for  the year,'and will thus be able to increase their hay and vegetable crops.  At least two new power sprayers  will be operating in this section this  season. .1. Attwood has one on order,  ahd J. M. Craigie and Geo. Hobden  are buying one in partnership.  Truscott Bros, have -just completed  delivery of a 15-cord wood contract  for Canyon City school.  Teddy Haskins has been caught  grafting, but not of the political sort,  of course. He has been grafting about  200 of his Gano apple trees to ..hear  Mcintosh Rods.  Mr. and Mrs. Ray Crisler are Cranbrook visitors this w<>ck.  Erickson will furnish tho groom for  next Valley wedding also. The date is  for eatly in March, if our information  is correct.  Walter Hall had word from his son,  Pte. Billy Hall, thnt the Injury he  sustained by a shrapnel wound in tho  knee about four months ago, has so  far recovered that ho Is again able to  take? light drill worlc at the e-onyaloH-  cont home in which ho Is recovering,  and Is confident ho will ho back In  Francei for the big drive this npring.  M. "ii. Paiuier met with a very  tuulouii accident on Suuday afternoon  which resulted In a broken collar  bone. While driving Mlsa Joanne  bank to her echool at Deer Lodge, and  whein approaching the Huscroft bridges  tho collar on the borne* became* din-  placed iu mioh a way aa to choke the  animal and while ritrnggUng to c������u������e  \{Mti\{ and before Mr. Palmer could  get out of the rig to'leMud eld the  animal thtew itwjlf over the bank,  injuring   Mr.   Palmer tvn mentioned.  DEALER IN  High class Boots and Shoes  Saddle and Harness .  Repairing a Speciatly  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, 'Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North-  West Territories and in a portion of  the Provinceof British Columbia* may  bc leased for a term of twenty-one  years renewal for a further term of  21 years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre*. Not more than 2,500 acres will  be leased to one applicant.  Application foi a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  yt Sub-Ages^ of the district in -which  the rights applied for aro situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  bo described by sections, or. legal subdivisions oj sections, and in u/nsurvoy-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  bo ntaked out by the applicant himself  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will he refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty  shall ho paid on tho merchantable output of tho mine at the rato of ilvocent**  por ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  vijijbtH are not being operated, such  reiturnti should be furnished ������at least  once ������iv year.  Tho Who will Include ihe coal mining rights only, iitouclnded hy Chap.  27 of 4-K George V. assented to Mah  Juno, 1014.: ' '  For full - Information application  should be made to the Secretary *>1* tlu*  Department'of the' Interior,- Ottawa.  or to any  agent   or 8uh*Agent of  lV.ml������i|.������< T,mt.dii.  W. W. CORY, Dnpiity Minl-ttar of  -   tiie Xntwlor. ��������� -    " ' *  N.B.���������Onauthoriiced publication of thi**  advertisement will uot be paid for. roresfcry Draft  CeEJFoy    is    HOW  being recruited  ���������*- ������������������ j<^������  A;.  All  information  fi-om  O.C at1 the Armoury,  Ci-eston.  Said little  Nellie, one morn-  night awake as her father and  mother and younger brother.  Tom, had coughed most all the-  time, "I have settled it now-  For father and mother ������ am^  going io &sy a ^bottle of  White Pine and Tar Cough  Syrup, and fcr little brother,  Tom, some Rexall Cherry  Bark Cxttagh Syrup  then I shall be able to sleep tonight-** And so she did. Do thou  likewise-    For sale at  Greston Drug &Book Go.  Phoxe 67  CKBSTON  De"*-l������*i*v in  MEAT  Wholesale and  Retail  Kish. Game,   Poultry,  and Oysters  in Season  We have tht goods, and  our pr'ces are reasonable  Sprayers  Made by the old reliable  Masxsy-Karris Go.  Don't    experiment   with  Home cheap U.S. machine.  Get a Spray or that.  mim**������***im*m0mm**w**mmmm.m*tix 11 mmm***************** nm  is guaranteed hy a  home concern in your  home town, that will  ���������mmm**************^"* ^.ii*^ii.*j������w������������i*������jj*������������������������>������������������������^  work when you want it.  |g*jfjtt'*|tj><g������  OoahUm kttim,  0.   Cunviltii tf^jfk  B   UlUJIUIIrtUlU %JU UU|I|II| uui  \l  S. liF-VAN, MJ;r.  A few boxes of eating apples for  sale, $1 a box. Call at the ranch.���������C,  Mcore. Creston.  Milch Cows Fob Sale���������Three of  them, Hoisteins, and aii due to come  iu in a few weeks.���������Canyon City  Lumber Co., Creston.  Mrs. R. D. Cosson of Victoria, who  has been Mrs, P. H. Jackson's guest  for the past month, left yesterday for  her home at the coast  Dr. Simmons, dentist, of Pernio is  spending the week in Creston on a  Erofessional visit, and has had a very  usy time of it.   He returns home the  early part of the week.  The pendant donated to the Red  Cross by Mrs. Bennett was raffled on  Tuesday, Mrs. J. "VV. Hamilton having  the lucky ticket. The drawing hotted  the funds a matter of $10.60.  Mrs. ,Jos. Wilson moved into her  new residence on her ranch opposite  the Edmondson hill tbe latter part of  the week. Up till this year the place  has been leased to P. G. Ebbutt.  Lent started on Wednesday, which  means E-ister will be along on April 8  this year. So far none i>f the numerous organizations have gaffiVd Easter  Monday for a dance or entertainment  of any sort.  Mrs. M. McCarthy left on Monday  for Vaneovyer, where she will spend  tn few weeks with her daughter, Mrs.  O, Fnss. who is not enjoying the best  of health at present, though not  seriously indisposed we are pleased to  state.  Ensign Kerr will give his illustrated  lectura on the "Indians of Alaska" in  the Auditorium on Saturday night,  Feb. 24th, at 8 o'clock. He has given  this lecture at various points in the  province, and it is well spoken of by  !iewsi>Hoers. ���������  Gxxo. Wasted���������Por dining room  and upstair work.���������Apply King George  Hotel, Oreston.  F. H. Jackson announces the arrival  this week of another shipment of his  55-cent blend of tea, of which he has  been out of stock for some days past.  Miss A. Uoyle was at home to a  gathering ef friends at a. dance at the  King George on Tuesday night, when  a very enjoyable evening was spent by  all the guests.  The Scotch as well aa all the other  good people will be made welcome at  the St. Peitriok's eve dance the band is  putting on at the Auditorium on  Friday, March 10th.  About 70 of the 125 men required for  the Forestry Draft are now drilling at  Creston under Lleuts. Venus and McLean. Jos. Heath and Pat Dow are  two newest local men to sign on.  ��������������� ......    ,"��������� ..... ���������������������������������*s������     ���������  day for the ladies."  Willing Workers  ������ *.*������. i v v������o  0   DIIBII9 ft fV  r. uunrgo m uu  CRESTON        -       B.C.  Head   Offices  CALGARY;  V \ NCOU-  \r p i? ��������� ??nM n"M"i 'o ������.  The school trustees are calling for  tenders for 10 cords of dry 4 foot wood  for immediate delivery, and 20 cords  to be delivered during the summer.  This was about the most imporant  item of business before the board  meeting on Monday night.  Creston Methodist Church was taxed to capacity to hold Sunday night's  congregation. The usual quota of  worshippers was swelled by the attendance of the members of the local lodge  Knights of Pythias. Rev. M.W. Laes  delivered an address appropriate for  such a gathering.  Rev. R. E. Pow was a. visitor at  Nelson a couple of days this week for  a meeting of the Presbytery of Kootenay, of which he is clerk. He has been  chosen one of tne two Presbytery  delegates to attend the Presbyterian  General Assembly which convenes at  Montreal in June this year.:  Barney Archibald of Salmo and Mr.  Mankin of Ymir, both lumbermen,  and Geo. Ferguson, a Nelsem liveryman, were visitors here yesterday  looking over some horses the Canyon  City Lumber Co. is ready to part  company with now the heavy part of,  the logging operations are. ended  Steps to organize a rural municipality ��������� in Creston Valley have taken  definite shape. A petition was on  hand at the Fruit Growers Union  annual meeting on Tuesday praying  that a public meeting be called to discuss the matter and organize for taking the vote, and it was generously  signed.  Louis J. Larson, whose whereabouts  was sought in our last issue, turned up  bright and early Monday to see what  good luck Provincial police Forrester  had for him. He had been working in  T. Ross camp at Canyon. His brother  in Spokane wants to get in touch with  him in connection with quite a chunk  <*.f money that has been left the two  boys liy a distant relative.  C. O. Quist, who came here in  December to take possession of Mrs.  Wilson's ranch near the K.V. tracks,  which he had purchased, has lately  bought a tract of nine acres of the  Benney place, thus giving him the  regulation ten-acre property. Mr.  Quist is from Motiskow, Alta., where  up till this year, along with his four  sons he has been working two sections  of land.  Tub Hisview this wee������k presents the  statement of export trade throughout  tho Valley whioh ll. M. Reid compiles  annually for the Oreston Board of  Trade. It shows a year's turnover of  out-of-tho-Valloy business of $280,000.-  00, and dishes up the facts and figures  in exceptionally readable fashion. As  a piece* of publicity for the Valloy  there is nothing to equal It and the  liye ones will likely ho sending all  their friends a copy of it, we trust.  F. O. Hunt, who was in charge of  the three-shift applo packing school at  Creston last week, left on Sunday for  his home in Grand Forks. No diplomas, oh course, woro issued, but wo  understand ho or another instructor  will be back in September Lo givo a few  days more llnal inritruction whon  diplomas will be issued to those whose  pack is declared up to standard by tho  hulcrcH handling the Caen ton fruit  fair.  On Wednesday, March 14th, a mission will begin in Holy Ci*ohh Church.  Father Lanihnt, !>.!>., a graduate' of  Gregorian University, Home, and  Louvain University. Belgium, will  iliHmiHh Hiieh live ciue'Ktiona iu< "The  Labor Problem." "The Infallibility of  the Pope*." Father McGuii-o of CratM-  bim.k will Hpealc ou "The Necessity of  ''      '   * '        ^������-J    .���������     ���������     ,      ������������    ���������, ..  ,-H    .4 (,..,^..11. (.....���������  ji cmiiimi I.*; jj'iiKi.'iJ.    ...... .  ../...'.::'.'*.;*  with  the  Past.     The:*, piuitor. Father  Kk-mw-dy, will ali-o be heard. . .BervieeM I  will be held morniuu and evening from  March Mth to 18th inehi'wlv*--.  to be a rather busy  This afternoon the  baxe a 10-cent tea  for patriotic purposes, while at night  the Valley Conservatives are celebrating with a whist drive in the Auditorium.  The Forestry Draft- O.E-.F* in training here is now up to better than half  strength, about 70 recruits being out  on parade yesterday. Lieut. Venus,  who is second in command, is now assisting Lieut. McLean with the  training.  Rev. R. 13. Pow was at Cranbrook  taking the services in therTesbyterian  Church on Sunday. The congregation there has extended a call to Rey.  H.Wright of Pincher Creek to succeed  Rev. W. K. Thomson, recently called  to Edmonton, Alta.  The name of Mrs. Thurston was inadvertently omitted from the list of  those who will do the social honors at  the March meeting of the Women's  Institute. The full committee is:  Mesdames Thurston, Maxwell, J. W.  Hamilton and Forrester.  The initial effort in the way of enter-  t<*iining the soldiers is under \vay_ as we  go to press this (Thursday) eyening,_ in  the shape of a smoking concert, which  the Board of Trade entertainment  committee under the leadership of R.  S. Bevan is presenting with the board's  compliments.  Mrs. Belanger and Mrs. Ben Long  acted as conveners at a most successful whist drive in Hcdy Cross rectory  on Shrove Tuesday. Miss Jennie Arrowsmith and Miss Florence Wood  won 15 games apiece but On the draw  the. ladies' prize feil to. Miss Wood. J.  J. Grady captured the gents prize. ..'.  At the Red Cross business meeting  on Tuesday, afternoon Mrs. Mallandaine was unanimpqsly chosen representative on the ..central committee on  soldiers entertainment. It was also  decided to again publish the names of  those bringing* in finished work as well  as those donating supplies. This list  of contributors will appear in the first  issue of The Review each month in  future.  W. V. Jackson had no opposition  for the presidency of the Creston  ITruit Growers Union, Ltd., at the  annual meeting on Tuesday, and Jas.  Compton was similarly honored for  the position of vice-president. The  olel board of directors will be in harness this year with the exception of  Stace Smith, whose place is taken by  R. J. Long. The organization had a  turnover of oyer $40,000 last jrear,  which was the best year in the Union's  history, financially in particular.  Tenders for Wood  The Creston Board of School Trustees will receive sealed tenders up to  noon Wednesday, February 28th, for  tl*a immediate delivery of 10 (ten)  Cords of dry, 4-foot Fir tn* Tamarac  stove wood.*  Tenders will also bo received up till  noon Thursday, March 15th, for 20  (twenty) Cords Green Fir or Tamarac  4-foot stove wood, to he delivered  during summer,  Lowest nor any tender not necessarily accepted. Tenders to be addressed to F. H. JACKSON, Secy-  Treas., Creston, B.C.  l*mmmmmlfST*f*l*9m\   tfAfjjf  Popular Lecture  by  Ensign W. Kerr  MNTITMCO  MttttW M M li iH il tt kl  Two Years with tne  B I m. t*. f m gm  111  fi ffc ffj* ffe  mumim uiui  Auditorium, Greston  SATURDAY, Fab. 24, 8 p.m.  INTEREST  ir*'' ������>it.ieH,  Totem  -The*   Inside  ITEMH OF  J'llHNU  il'l'H,  Lilld of til.*  HPKCI AL MUSIC RENDERED.  inOMI  PolOH,  Midi  IUIIJJ..I,   U i.m  Imllanr.   the  itfht Sun.  We have this week opened  up our new Spring Stock of  Window Shades, Lace Cur-  lains,, Scrims in printed and plain  effects, Curtain Poles.* Brackets  &c.. in Wood and Brass.  Look for prices on New  Wash Goods next week.  Oresion  \mtem  ���������>o  ^  TO OUR CUSTOMERS  We have pleasure in announcing that  another shipment of this popular blend  came to hand on Tuesday and that we are  now in a position to supply all orders.  MUS. HOUSEWIFE : If you are not using this  brand of Tea we believe you will find it just a  little better in quality than all others, and rec-  comend it for at least a trial.    It satisfies others  B-raiik   8HL Jackson  General Store Phone 81 Creston  .: k ���������'  HMHMMM  We carry a complete  stock of  Lumber, Lath  l/mfy*,      1*4**l<Bt'     imTlm\  ^**tw***9w am, ,,***>!.   "^*ri*^'  Shingles  when in need of anything in this line call  and   gei.   our   pkices.  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