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 *-_ Y"  *.7������*  ������..-.' ^_ - -  - .~ f\  ��������� fi-  J     -  "ri**-  ^  JV  fp  CRESTON     REVIEW  No. 49  CRESTON, B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1914  6th Yeas  v<*i  'I'.V  IHO  Dfufioiii  ufiohgifi  ff!*d!800  Vnii  ��������� tiii  #1  BWiKI 1 H  Chrisf-iax  Vlll IVtlll������������v  y-'t  ia  Local ahd Personal  Found���������A sum of money. Loser can  secure it at the Review Office.  Roy Stocks is home from the Nelson  Business College for the holiday sea-  (    son.  Frank Callendar, game warden, returned on Saturday from a trip to  Kaslo.  Geo, Huscroft left on Tuesday for  Spokane where he will spend a few  days on business.  The Creston band will give an open-  air concert in front'of the various business places Christinas eve.  Miss A. Ryckman" who has spent the  past six   weeks with   Creston  friends  <t^*_jturned home on Friday.  "E. Sparkes, vice-principal of the Creston school, and Mrs. Sparkes, are at  Goleinan for the holidays.  Geo.   Pacey    left  on   Tuesday for  ' Moosejaw, Sask., where he will spend  a few weeks visiting friends.  S. E;   Bradley    pa'd   Cranbrook   a  - ,  short business visit the latter part of  SIRDAR  Mrs. Cam and Miss Cartwrlght were  callingon Creston friends "Wednesday.  Miss McVicar, teacher, left on Saturday for Nelson, for the Christmas  holidays.  Compared with other centers our  weather^ has been quite balmy, '20  above zero being the coolest to date.  A. B. Swanson has been enjoying a  Christmas vi ^-ttion this week. TheC.  P.R. have further reduced the staff  here by laying off the night operator.  All are pleased to hear that Mrs.  Mannerino, who is undergoing treatment at Cranbrook hospital is recovering nicely*  The school concert and Christmas  tree on Friday last "was the most successful in the school's history. There  was a fine program of songs and recitations and a playlet, the concluding  feature of which was a Virginia reel,  and which evoked, round after round  of applause. Mrs. Dennes was the  musical director "and along with Mrs*."  Loasby, Mrs. Aspey and Miss McVicar  are to be .Ijeartily congratulated on  the success of the affair*.  S.S. Entertainments  The children of the Roman Catholic  Suuday School had their Christmas  tree and entertaincrnent at the church  bungalow on Tuesday night with an  attendance of thirty children and quite  a sprinkling, of- parents. Games of  every description Vv ere - indulged in by  all present during the evening, while a  programme consisting of musical numbers by the choir as well as a song by  Mary Penson and -recitations by Arin  Hayden; Erma H'ayden, Maria Hook,  Victor Troiubley, .Frank Romano and  Mike Moore. Of course there was a  Christmas tree, and something on it  for all the little folk, the unloading of  which rounded out a great evening's  entertainment for young and old.  i  -tr  f-  tit  'r  /  il.*  DUCK CREEK  the week, .-returning on Sunday  Mr. Bale left on Saturday for Kings-  gate, where he has secured a*position  with the Bonners Ferry Lumber Oo.  Frozen water -pipes have been quite  in style in Creston for alinosn three  weeks past���������and the craze is still ori, *  business visit atOnfcario points for the |noon on the flatfi*  past six weeks, returned ori Saturday^1   Mrs. A. E. Wells,  The skating was excellent on Sunday  and/idajp{sr������.crowd, ja**"-' j-THfld-.the after--.  Floyd Rodgers, who has been at  Gonzaga College, Spokane, for the fall  term, is home for the Christmas holidays.  Ar Ward, game warden for the  Cranbrook?district, was here a couple  of days this week, a guest "of Frank  Callehdar.  . Owing to-the heavy''-Christinas passenger traffic Wednesday's westbound  express was oyer nn hour late reaching Oreston,  The cold weather is much in evidence at Kootenay Landing where a  tug is kept busy these mornings keeping the harbor open.  Thero will bo a communion service  in Christ (ehm__h this (Friday) morning at lO.iJO.   Rev. C. B. Lane of Cran-  ;;.,bi-p6ki.'will?ii>^obi.te:';?7,7::'77  Creston Lodge No. 51 A. F. and A.  M., will install the ^ncwly-oluetod officers at u  special  communication . on  tho evening of Decern ber 27th,  ��������� '������������������ ���������   ' t*  According to an order-in-council is-  Biied last  week Creston! top are called  upon 'toob-tervo. Saturday, Doe. 20, and  Saturday Jan. 2, as public holidays,  P. Hagen, who wa������ takon to Cranbrook? hospital for ������������������-_ operation for  appendicitis about' a month ago, In  hi-iiui again, looking almost as well as  flvet', '   fl '.** -f  Any of our cltwi&Vifl contemplating a  trip aoitiHs tho lino are romind<*d that  on Deo, 1st American railroad piu-woii-  ge-V rn.fr ���������* \vere Incroasnd one-quarter  of acow^^'milo.  J. "Fnlmor, employed at W. K.  Brown'** blat-kuinith nbop, Ih taking an  ouioic.'.d holiday. Whiio doing aliovto  ehoelnic Jol) laat Saturday, the hoof-  pii ring knife mado a quick trip through  the hoof and landed on the thumb of  bin left hand gashing it so badly Dr,  H.'pdorHon'H services were urgently  , r.Hiuli-t-il. Mr, Ful,������i������r will have threo  woolen' vacation at least.  Charity hoe? .oy mulches will bo much  in evidence at Trail mid KoHshind this  winter.  Groonu ood. council liim " reduced  boU'lt.uiri  wholesale liquor liccnson 60  pel' COIt*; MU- _.-������_(������,  Vonioii council hat just voted $1000  to help iihmg tho 4������ood work at the  Tubi tm 11< t-pital.  Mrs. E. Sparkes,  Messrs. J. J. Grady, Joe Wigen, N.  Craigie, and T- and E. S. Butterfield  were among the Duck Creek visitors  to Creston on Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. E, Sparkes left on  Tuesday for Coleman where they will  spend Christmas with her brother Mr.  Milley.  Miss Anna Hagen was a Creston  caller Tuesday.  Don't forget to put in an appearance  on the .ice on Christmas.  Baby Carl was laid up a couple of  days this flrst of the week. He is  awfully scared ho won't be able to  take in tho Alice Siding dance on  Thursday night.  Mrs. Pease was a visitor to Duck  Creek Sunday.  Paul Hagen returned from tho hospital at Cranbrook on Saturday.- Although ho looks vory woll ho is not  strong yot, and -needs a little more  rest to recover.  Johnny Johnson roturnod from Nelson on Friday last.  On Friday, December 18, the pupils  of tho Wynndel public school gavo a  concert In thu school houso. Tho building, which is a largo ouo, was filled  right up with a large and upproolativo  audience, who loudly applauded each  number. Thw program con-tinted of H2  uuuiboi'H.mmlo up of songs, recitations  and drills. It would lib a hard matter  to pick out any particular child aa deserving more priilm. than the rest as  they woro all ho good and wont  through their difforont parts with an  ii.Ii* of confidence and vim that was  truly an eye opener to most, of the  audieiico. Among tho outside people  wiio took part in tho program, Mr.  Sparkes, who sang "It's a long way to  Tippornry," dcHorves great credit* alno  Mr. It. Dixon, who gave a cornet solo  and nang"Tho old oaken bucket." Both  gentlemen -worn heartily encored. At  tho close of tbe program a hearty vote  of t,hivt\|-������ nm] *t. eheej-M were a.���������*���������*..irded  to Mrs. Sparkes for tho troublo and  cave bho has had in preparing the hcIio-  lars, to which sho responded In a few  Woll -lioHcii wordtf.   Voto.* of thanks  <Y <<���������*'>    ������.u/*t    ti.iittlir.iiA   in    Tilt"    IU      l.l.rnn  and the chairman Mr. O. J. Wle-nn.  At tho closo of thu program a most  onjoyablo dance was hold, tlio music  being wupp-led by Mr. and Mra. P.  Pennon.  Christ Church Sunday School had  their Christmas tree and "doings" on  Wednesday-afternoon in Lancaster's  hall, and the youngsters mustered out  in full force *for^ the occasion. Games  Vof Nuts in Majr, Fatfuerwants a Wife,  Musical Chairs, &c., were sandwiched  in between some"-elocutionary efforts  by Olwen Evans, Donald Young, Mar-  gorie Hamilton?Arnold Baines, Phyllis  Fowler,'Uiviou?Evans, Phyllis Hamilton, Reggie SmiLh, Jhi. Lancaster,  Helen Fowler, Lionel Mpore. Not-  withstandi ng - his r; -Presbyterian and  Roman Catholic\ engagements the  evening previous*Santa. Clans turned  fip-'aa spry aV* ������sv������{r and! * distributed**!).  generous supply of dolls/books, games  and toys and the usual bag of candy  to all hands, and in return was given  three cheers and a tiger for his good  work by the scholars.  ALICE SIDING  The sound of the crosscut saw is  heard in every direction these days.  Alice Siding was well represented at  the A. B. Stanley housewarming at  Frickson on Thursday night and at  the school concert at Duck Creek on  Friday evening.  Miss Jean Smith has returned from  Lethbridge and will spend the "winter  at her home here.  Two Alice" Sidingites were favored  with places on the "Creston District  Conservative Association executive:  Andy Miller and Stace Smith.  The school closed' for the Christmas  vacation on Friday and" will re-open  on January 4th.  Messrs. W. A. Pease and P. Deykin  were the last of the deer hunters to return from the chase���������bringing home  with them a part of their supply of  bacon.  Church Services  The deer hunters report cougai* unusually thick on both the goat and  Ralph mountains this season.  The Social Club "are holding their at  home on Thursday evening this week  at Scotty Todd's. *  John Smith, who is with the Second  contingent -at' .Victoria writes that  there is a -well defined rumor in the  camp that they will be leaving for the  Old Country,; p'osaibly at the end of  $h.������r month,* |Ief wilt^pejidphristi������aH,  with his sister in/Victoria.  A. Miller lias spent the past couple  'of weeks scaling lumber at Winlaw's  camp.-  The Christmas services in the Creston churches���������on Sunday, Dec. 27th���������  promise to be pacticularly bright and  inspiring. They have all prepared  something special in the musical part  of the service, and the pastors have  all chosen timely Yuletide topics:  METHODIST  10.30 a,m.���������Children's Service  Hymn���������Hark the Glad Sound.  Prayer.  Scripture Lesson.  Hymn���������On Earth, Peace; Goodwill  toward Men.  Address���������Tbe Day Star.  Junior Choir���������Beautiful Bethlehem  Star.  Hymn���������The Star in the East.  Evening Service, 7.30  Hymn���������Glory to God in the Highest.  Prayer.  An tbem���������The Angels' Chorus.  Scripture Lesson.  Hymn���������The Desire of all Nations.  Address���������Paul's Christmas Greeting  Offetory Solo by R. B. Staples.  Hymn���������The Adoration of Christ.  The home church.   A hearty welcome  to all.  all  The seating aapacity provided for  the occasion was all required for the  turnout on Tuesday night at the Presbyterian Church - Sabbath School  Christmas tree entertainment,/which  was a decided success,  The programme was a little heavy  on the literary side and for that reason, possibly, tho musical numbers  seemed to be the most popular, particularly tlyo solo by Davy Dow, whieh  scored the only encoro of the ovoning;  the duett by littlo Misses Louise and  Evelyn Bevan, and the "I Don't want  to Play iu your Yard".dono in costume  by Misses Ethel Huscroft and Muriel  Hobden. The single<-Htick turn by  four boys was also a win nor. However  Chairman Blake mixed the offerings  up pretty skilfully and each and ovory  performer got a groat hand. The.  numbers wore:  Chorus���������"Merry Christmas," by tho  school children.  Recitations���������Agnes Hobden, Robert  Moore, Irene Watcher, Rose Chorr-ing-  ton.*  Duett���������Louise and Evelyn Bevan.  Recitations���������Minnie Hobden, Toddy  Blake.  Dialogue���������Aunt Jemima's Money.  Bocltations���������G uy Barton, Donald  Splei.1,  Drill���������Sunboniiot Babies and Overall Boys,  RouitiitiotiH���������Eunice Moore, Albert  Sherwood.  Solo���������Davy Dow. ��������� *  Roi-itatlonn-^Louiso Bevan, Helen  Barton.  Duett���������Misses Mabel Huscroft and  Minnie Hobden.  Single-Stick Drill.  UociUitiouH���������-George l.rodurick and  Harry Pollott.  Chorus-*-Boll Ringing Song by the  Sohool scholars.  'Mra. Lidgate, Mrs. Roso and MIhh  .TchhIo Dow wove the accompauit-ts.  The Ohrlf-ttmiH tree, of coiu-se, was  there In all ltn glory and u Santa Glaus  who Untuned like Dick Bevan, and his  ablet., i.iiule n rj-i-onl, Iiil, w\th the  youiigNtoi-H handing out a good looking lot of (..Jiii.s|.iii-in ruincinbrunco-.  accompanied by a box of candy, for all  tho Hchnlani and uomo of tho grownup.)  Mothodlst Sunday Sohool' scored a  decided lilt with their CbriHtinaus treo  .'UtctiaUun-'ut in Misicaudili. Hull on  Monday night.  The Sunshine Society estimates  Vernon will require but $00 for local  relief this winter '"'_'���������:  Hon. W. R, Ross has assured the  people of Fernie no provincial general  election is contemplated.  CHURCH OF ENGLAND  Evensong, 7.30 o'clock.  Processional Hymn 72���������O Come  Ye Faithful.  Psalms 126, 127,128, 120, 130, 131   ,  Magnificat���������Wesley.  Nunc Dimittis���������Medley.  Hymn 73���������H&rk, the Herald Angels  Sing.  H37mjiJ77���������God from, on. High hath-  Heard.. , .  Address���������Christ's Claim to be the  Light of the World.  Hymn 40���������Loid, Keep us Safe this  Night.  At the close of evensong a Carol  Service will be given when the following favorites will be rendered: "'Twas  iu the Winter Cold," "Come ye Lofty,  Come ye Lowly," "Like Silver Lamps,"  "We Three Kings of Orient Are," and  "See Amid the Winter's Snow."  0JA11 the numbers on the .programme  were given by tho littlo folk and a  decidedly choice assortment" of dialogues, recitations, 'musical drills,  solos, and choruses was provided, Rev.  F. L. Carpenter presiding.  Tho only criticism" to offer was of  tho dialogue, "Mr. St. Nick" which  was rather disjointed in spots. Tho  choruses were all woll done ahd their  somewhat catchy airs mado them favorites. Tlio recitations wore well  chosen and tho amateur elocutionists  run the musical artists a great raco for  first place in popular favor, with the  two motion songs, doll drill and good  night drill by the primary class getting great applause. Tho program follows:  Chorus���������-"Happy Christmas" School  Recitation-���������Boo Crawford,  Duotl���������"Sing Hobin," Misses Mc-  Onwati (Ct'iiiiibi'iiok).  Motion Song���������Primary Class.  Recitation��������� Beatrice Scott.  Solo���������Miss Edna Holmes,  Dialogue���������"Mr, St. Nick."  ChoruH--"BoautifulBol,hloheiiiSfa_l������*  School.  Recitation���������Eva HoIiiicm.  Motion Song���������"A Word of Caution,1'  Primary CIiihh.  Recitation���������Margaret Crawford.  Solo--l>oi*<il.liy C'.up.mLivr.  Dlalogne--"T.io Mlnlslnu-'a Call."  Recitation���������Amy Waliualoy.  Doll Drill���������Primary CIiihs,  Recitation���������Annio Smith.  Goodnight Drill���������Primary Gloss.  Chorus���������-School,  The acconipanlHlsworo MIhhS. Smith  and Mra, Attridge, Tho ChristmaH  treo was well loaded with useful pres-  <*i_U. ������*������u- ".tit.i.i, Cl'Mii. (\V. Ti-ui-iuoiX)  w������im a real favorite with the young-  iitei-H who, however, were obliged to  render Tipporary a couple of Uiiu-k  ���������and thoy wore all thoro in good form  l|r ' < . 10 . , ���������  .>..    ii,.ii   i,.,,,.,..,.,    ������>.������..     ir. .iw������.., ir-ii; v*������.<>,  .*���������:������������������" ������������������..?���������!������������������������������������"'?. '.'.'. .-v..!!.:*;:*.. .:!! i.u.  children prenout wore t-embored with  a bug of candy. There was a nfao  tutiiout of the put ents anil friend.1 and  lho pi-ooeodti wero qulto Hiitlsfactory.  CRANBROOK  It is learned here the Kootenay Central branch of the C.P.R. will be  opened for traffic January 1,, when it  will bo taken over by tho operating department.  A case of now clothing nnd bedding  valued at $125 has been forwarded tho  Red Cross dopot at Oalgary.  The Cranbrook Choral Society liau  been organized with sixty-oiio mem  boi'-H. Practices will commence oarly  iu January.  Prospects nro good for a big orop of  aspirants for the mayor's chair, as wol\  as for tho uldoi-manic peats at tho city  council.  Tho local farmers havo donated $21.-*  50 lo tho Fannoi'H' Institute patriotic  fund.  The nalnries of the ������-ehool teachers  for November reached tho $1,065  mark.  A tent Is to bo erected on tho South  Ward school grounds for the accoi-io.  datlon of tho hon.es used by out of  town pupils."  '  Grand Forks has contributed $178 to  the Belgian Relief fund.  Tlio Hudson Bay Oo. at'Vornon hus  glvon $500 to tlm Patriotic Fuudl  Revolstoko  Hurt it 7   below  zero on  Doc. 10���������tho coldest dip UiIb winter.  (.iand  Forks rink will  ho-op^n for  :i!:atlu~ f-or.vr.i^lit:! :;*.*.������������������.'.���������_!. t!ii;*/.;i.--,-i;i.  ' HotiHland hiiHseen mighty littlo venl-  tioii thin tUHiuon, according to the Miner.  F. M. Brown    ivwhnnKHir   ������������������������ IVnM  Iiuh {nHtallod 2tt new .boxen In the nost  office.  flTrapperfl In tho Lardo country state  that cougaiH are tinu-tually thick thiv  winter,  mmm  mm THE REVIEW, CREST-OXy 7*. C  * **^*.*Vt>w<-frlV4rcrg^-i-H-r*i  w*-rngmxm������.WxMimMm  m������w*i- vc v_*������m������\-*  ���������_*'  PIMPLES FOH THUEE YEARS!  SSarvcJIoM.s -.am-Unl- Cur-.       ;   .  j  ?v3_-. WTii.M-d F. Allen, of 2?,$ Pleasa-a I  HY,   lialifux.   N.S.,   v.-rites:   "V?>  to  a;  * -*-u*   ;'"?o   my   faeo   was   a   -.uass   of j  piiai-iles.     which,    besides    boirn;..     c_r- i  ���������.������������������en.ely   embarrassing,   caused  mo   a j  '.'jyr. deal cf pain.    1 used ull kinds of j  tonic.}  aad  salve*;,  alf.o  remedies  pre- i  scribed by my physician.    Those were !  oi! vnry little benefit to  me.    My faco j  v.-on id clour somewhat at times, and 1 !���������  ���������would think, that I was on the road to;  a ti ."nna.ioiu. cure, aud then the trouble  ���������would   return   and   the   pimples   a*.:d  KO'ijs b-_ worse thau ever.   This coiuli-  *._'.iii    of    altairs   continued   for   about  ���������throo years.  " One day I happened to 3fc6 an  account o������ a remarkable cure ol  ee_:or_uv 'by Zam-Buk-; ao I thought I 1  ���������RX-tiHl try Zair. E*'.l. aiso/ I sent far aj  bos. aud the results were so very pleas- j  iny- that I proc-iired a larger supply. I j  penr^-erc-d with Zam-Buk for three?  _tu>._i.hs, and a ir the ond of that period J  wy face was cleared of all unsightly ���������  9 i in ales. ��������� "     ;  "I  attribute my   recovery solely  to"!  the use of Zunj-Buk. a3 I did nor. >i_e i  any othor remedy  during  tht*  Lin.-r;   I '  *vas using it.    As my case was of long  standing   aiid   very   obstinate.   I   consider rmy cure a wonderful triumph for  Zan_-Bul_,   and   would   heartily   recommend it to anyone afflicted as I wit.*."'  If you ure suffering enihnrrasjiruetit  and paia from pimples, boils, eczema,  ulcc-.rs^. running soros, or any sk;a  tr*^-l.!v, you to j should apply Z-iru-IU'lc. (  At all druggists and si ores, 50c box, !  3 boxes $1.25. -or -nosfpaid from Zam- I  Bulc Co., Toi'O-nto, on receipt oi priee. ;  Recuse s'ubs'.i:*_;���������:*_-. Send this adver- "  tiscmeit. Bauic of pap-.:*, aud ic. stamp '  tot _r_e trial box. j  PUNISHMENT  OF  COWARDICE  ���������,  .���������������������������'*  Meant Death or Everlasting  Disgrace  in   German  Army  Punishment ������������������'for cowardice in the  ...er.uan army at tfie time of the Thirty Year*-' v, ur was so severe as to he  ferocious, iu the year 1642 the Swedish General Torstenssoxt stormed  Leipzig. A force under the command  oi" the Grand Duke Leopold gave him  battle before the gates of the city, but  during tho engagement the Ma'dlon-  is-he regiuieu. became suddenly  panic stricken aud fled.  Punishment immediately followed.  Whou tho regiment had again assembled, six " other regiments surrounded it, and tried it by court martial in tli o open Hold. Tho verdict wus  that, the colonel and the captains  should die by tho sword, and tbat  every tenth man among the non-commissioned officer., and men should he  hanged.  The stern verdict was carried out lo  the letter, except that at the renuost  of Leopold the men were shot, instead  of hanged; Col. George. 3!adlonischo  was beheaded, after ho had sought in  vaiu for a pardon. The survivors  woro con.sigu.ed to quarters with othor  commands, aud ihe regiment nevor re.  gained its mime ov former prestige. In  tliose day.*-", there! was no alternative  but to he brave. Oowurdu-o meant  either deu'.h  or  everlasting disgrace.  The eheapiios.. of .Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator puts it within  reach of all. and it can be got at any  drnggis*."-?.  WAR   NEWS  FOR SETTLERS  in  Tit-  ruf-  Germai. B'ocd in America  lu tlie la-53. ninety yours TA-eOYc'v  G-iTmass have b-.e.. added to the popu-  iyikm.o: the United S*_;tt-6. Of these  move than ?,0'_ .o.'no camo frora Gc-r-  Giauy, the Ivtbac* from Austria, Eastern Hussi-i. 3'-".--i?>iiia and Eastern  Switzerland. Keckoneu bioiogieally  the stream of .'.ir.eneun blood is oue*  quarter, a racial _a_u*_ion equal to the  total c0-itpb*.Kion of Spain and Portugal to Soufh Aniorb.-a.- -Grand Haruds  fres*.  The use of Miller's Worm Powders  Insures healthy children so far as the  ailments attributable to worms are  concerned. A high mortality among  cluidrt-ii is ifaceable to worms. Tbese  sap the strength of infants so that  they are unable to maintain the battle  for" life and succumb to weakness.  This preparation g\ves promise, of  lion 1th  and  keeps  it.  Tin.*- feebags of the ooal heaver  lite  followiug  story, as  given  in  Bus,  had  suffieieii.''   causo  io  be  i'.ed:  "T.bra." he expostulated, '"don't I always tell you 1 won't 'avo the kids  bid tig in' iu the coals from the shed in  my be-^t 'ai?''  "Oh, just 'ave souse," replied the  wile. "You've spoiled the shape of  that, 'at already, and what can a little  hextra coal dust do to 'arm yer "at*?"  ���������Vou don't see the point," protested  ihe   husband, with   dignity.   ��������� "I  ouly  l.nv*M%,**>?,-' >       ���������������_ ���������������*. _3  J.-.V* v  \..ll_.i������   -*? ,       tVLlXl,  t. while I'm hout, I takes it for my  'eat., it leaves a. bloomin' black baud  round my forehead. Wot's the consequences? Why. I gits accused of  wasdrin" my face with my 'at on, and  it ain't nice., Liza'.    It ain't nice!"  As ;i roFult of the agricultural survey of the commission of conservation  ir. has been found that in a number  of cases too many horses are kept to  be profitable, while tho mimber of cattle kept per hundred acres is seldom  up  to  the capacity.of the forms.  Miii*-i*'.'r.   Liniment Cures Garget in  Cows.  "Do you know* that that bulldog of  ���������yours killed niy wife's little harmless  ifft-ctiouate poodle?''  "Well, what are you going to do  "���������about it?"  "Would you be offended if 1 should  .resent bim with a nice brass collar?"  "���������John Henry," said  his wife,  with  tony   serenity.   "I   saw   you   coming  nl. ot* u saloon tbis afternoon."  "Woll, madam," replied the obdur*  fcto John, ''you wouldn't have wo stay  Vn there all day, would you?"  Bftmuu j.m mar- mm*  * Always Keep Them  Bn The House  Thal'd what Mr. TI. J. Eastwood,  I of Carle.on Place, Out., says about  I Giu Tills.  "I have taken Gin Pill*: anil find Uiem  Ij...k! Sor pain in lhe Joints, Swollen Hands  ,-nul Aiiklf*-,io;.l ;i'l symptoms of Kidney anil  Jli-i.U'-r Troiitilc. Wo ,-iUvayn lcenp them  in 111.* lioiii'i*.  Skin Trouble  on the Scalp  Skin Dried and Cracked and Hair Fell  Out���������Cured by Dr. Chase's *  Ointment  Eczema is aunoying and distressing  at any time, but doubly so when it  gets into the scalp and causes tbe  hair to fall out. Here is a grateful  letter from a lady wbo was cured by  using Dr. Chase's Ointment.  .Mrs. HecEor Currie, Tobermory,  Ont., writes: "I was cured of a disagreeable skin disease oC the scalp  by using Dr..Chase's Ointment. The  troublo started with itching aiid pain  in the scalp, tbe skin would get dry  aud crack, and at times would bleed,  and the hair would fall out. I tried  three doctors witho'ut benefit, ami suffered for three years. Reading in the  almanac about ]j.\ Chase's Ointment,  I began its use, and am uo^v completely cured. Tho hair has grown  again, and I am as well aa I ever was.  You are at liberty to use this letter,  for 1 am glad to rocomemnd so excellent a treatment."  Dr. Chaso's Ointment lias no rival  as a cure for itching skin disease.  Ottawa Keeps Remote Parts Informed  by Wireless Stations  If the few settlers on Magdalen Islands want to get the latest war news  tbey must go to church on Sunday.  There are two Wireless stations on tho  islands and to these-station** tho-department of naval service sends tho  chief items of the war for the wook  every Saturday night hnd this news  bulletin is put up outs Uio tlio church  door ou Sunday morning. From no  other source do the settlers learn of  tbo progress of tho war. ,,,,*  But tho peoplo on tho Magdalen Islands aro not the only folk who are  cared i'or in this way by the department. To the two wireless stations'in  Hudson Way, Lo Pas and Port Nelson,  news is'sent from Ottawa by wireless  also to ten remote places on the North  Pa el fio coast where there are ten  wireless stations giving out war bulletins at regular intervals aud to outlying points on the great lakes. When  tlie war "broko out lu August the naval  department deemed it wise to dismau-  tlo seven of the ton wireless stations  ou the PaclQc coast and the two in  the Gulf of St. Lawrence for obvious  reasons, but these have now been put  into operation again, much to the delight of the settlers near the stations,  for thoy now learn all that is of outstanding significance and interest In  the war. -  THAT AWFUL ACHE OF LUMBAGO  RUBBED AWAY FOR ALL TIME  Hor rah 1 No More Suffering  ���������Every Ache Goes Quick  RUB     ON     NERVILINE  Lumbago Is a peculiar sort of rheumatic troublo that affects the muscles  about the loins and bacl_. At times  its agony is intense. Severe spasms  of pain shoot in oil directions, and  become more severe on stooping.  In treating Lumbago or stitch in  tho back, it is necessary to keep  ���������warmly covered to prevent a sudden  chill. Attend to this, and then apply  Nerviline freely.    -  Almost Instantly you feel its war_n  soothlng action. Right through the  cords and muscles the healing power  of Nerviline penetrates.  Quick as a wink you feel th<j stiffness lessening. You realize that a  powerful   pain-subduing    remedy    is  curing tho pain, is easlne your distress, is making you well agin,  Nerviline quickly cures backaeh*  and lumbago because It had th#  strength, tho power and penetrating  force possessed by no other known  reeu-dy. Its amazing curative action,  is due to certain extracts and juices  of rare herbs and roots, combined by _  a secret process, and forming a truly  medical marvel.  Any sort cf aches in the muscle*  and joints Nerviline will cure quickly.  It eats tho pain right up���������relievos  stiffness, restores the muscles? ?i������'  their, wonted elasticity and vigor;  It's the quickest thing imag'inal-l.  fop rheumatism, sciatica or neuralgia  As for rarache, toothache, spralni  or strains, nothing can excel good.ol  Nerviline.  Get the large 50 cent family si..,  bottle, It's the most economical*, trial  size, 25 cents. All dealers or tht  Catarrhozone  Co., Kingston,  Canada.  ST. VITUS DANCE  Another Severe Case Cured Through the  Use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  St. Vitxts dance is \a common form  of nervous trouble, which affects not  only young children but men and  women as well. The only cure lies in  plenty of pure blood, because good  blood is the life of tho nerves. Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills cure the most  severe eases of St. Vitus dance, because they actually make the rich,  red blood that feeds and restores the  starving, shattered nerves. This has  been proved iu hundreds of cases,  among them tbat of Mrs. John Duncan. London, Ont., wbo says: "About a  year ago I found myself becoming  very nervous. At the outset I did not  pay much attention to it as I thought  the trouble would pass away. In this  I was disappointed, for I soon found  niys-lf rapidly growing worse. My  right arm and leg begau to jerk and  twitch all the time, even when I was  in bed, and I found great difficulty in  walking or doing any work. Finally  tbe trouble, affected my speech aud it  was with difficulty I made myself understood. Of course I was doctoring  for tbe trouble, but was not being  helped, and finally the doctor wanted  me to go to the hospital for treatment. This 3 did not care to do, and  it was at this stage that I decided to  try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.    By the,'  Submarine Mine Pleased the  Khalifa  Mr. Winston Churchill haa   experience   with   submarine   mines iu the  Sudan campaigns in 189S.  As the British troops approached  Omdurmau the Khalifa Abdullah  conceived the idea of upsetting; the  Br-- -  tho  Napoleon Bonaparte In his later  days at St. Helena gave out the following: "The English character is  superior to ours. They are in everything more pratical than we ara.  They emigrate, tbey marry, tbey kill  themselves, with less indecision than  -itish gunboat expedition by mining J we display in going to the opera,  io Nile. A former officer of the J They are also braver than we are. i  Egyptian army whom lie bad long i think they are to us''what we are to  held prisoner was ordered by the ��������� the Russians, wbat tbe Russians are  Khalifa    to    construct a    couple    of j to the Germans,    what the Germans  mines,  with.  They were primitive iu form, consisting, in fact, of two old iron boilers stuffed with gunpowder, in  which was concealed a pistol with a  sprl-g attached to tbe trigger, whereby the charge could be exploded. The  first mine was laid by tho Ismailia,  worked by a native crew, aud demonstrated its efficiency by exploding on the instant, sinking the Ismailia and killing tbe crew, including the mine constructor.  which   were  produced  forth-1 aro  to  the  Italians.    Had I  had  aa  English army I should have conquered  tbe universe, for I could have gona  all over the world without demoralizing my troops. Had I been ia 181S  the choice of the English, as I wab of  tho French, I might have lost the  battle of Waterloo without losing a  vote-in the legislature or a soldier  from my ranks. I should have won  the game."  After. 10 Years of Asthma Ur. .1. ii.  I Kellogg's Asthma Remedy proved the  The Khalifa was delighted, ,not at. f only relief for one grateful user, and  this is but ono cure among many. Little wonder that it has now become  the   one   recognized   remedy   on   the  the accident, but at the testimony to  the power of the invention, and immediately ordered the emir in charge  of his arsenal to lay the second mine.  The emir, profiting by experience,  ensured his safety by putting the  Nile into the boiler before be put tbe  boiler into the Nile. He then carried- out the immersion successfully,  to tbe joy of Abdullah, who loaded  him  with  "presents' and  praises." -  Minard's Liniment Co.,  Limited.  Gentlemen.���������I.     have     used     MINARD'S LINIMENT on my vessel aud  J in my family for years, aud for the"  time  I  had  used   four    boxes  I  felt (every day ills and accidents of life 1  much better, and^iu a short time longer I was quite well and strong. My  neighbors look upon my cure as quite  wonderful, and indeed I think it is,  and shall always be grateful foi* what  Uv. Williams' Pink Pills did for me."  These Pills are sold by all medicine  dealers or can be had by mail at 50  cents a box or six boxes for $2.50 by  writing Tho Dr. Williams' Medicine  Co., -.rockville, Ont.  consider it has no equal.  I would not-start on a voyage with**  out it, if it cost a dollar a bottle.  CAPT. P. It. DES.TARDTN,  Schr. "Storke," St. Andre,  Kamouraska.  market. It has earned its fame by  its never failing effectiveness. It ia  earning it today, as it has done for  years. It is the greatest asthma  specific within the reach of suff-eriug  humanity.  If you are feeling badly, perhaps  it I.i yonr Kidneys or bladder thai  ;; r-iu.-'ing the troublo. If there i-,  ���������ji-t-vi <>v*.*r llu. Uladder���������-if tlu- urine  v.-. lint *tii<l pealdiug���������loo free or  <��������� v.itv -if the urine show* brick  -!*.i t deposits or mueii.���������if there is  .-. r-.i-'Mul pain in Uu? back--restless*  ������������������!<���������*.-11 nnd lo:---* of nppetilc-.-tlu-n,  vou'-���������.���������rl.iiuly need < .iu Pills, t'.et  th**-.n   to-day nnd   feel   better to-  ll'.i itt'i cv, -  '  ������".in Pill > are sold by all dealers  at   .'������<������e. n   bo.-., tt   borce*.   lor  $'.-.50.  I'r_r trial tre.diiunU if you write  National   Drug and   Cliouii.ul Co.  of Canada,  Limited, Toronto  W. N. U,   >". u  MUST STICK TO GERMAN   NAMES  Aliens'  Discarded  Nomenclature  Wiii  Have  to  Stand  as  Before  War  All Germans and Austrians in tho  old country who havo boen in a hurry  to change their names to British must  revert to their discarded names. A  now ordor in council published in a  .supplement to tbo London Gazottc  sayri*.  "An alion enemy shall not, aftor Octobor 1.2, 191*1, for any purpose assumo  or uso, or purport to assume or uso,  or contluuo the assumption or use, of  any namo other tliuu that by which ho  was ordinarily hnown at the date of  tbo commencement of the war."  It is further provided than un alien  enemy will bo committing a broach of  ibis order if ho curries on, or ho is  member of ptirtnondilp or ilrm undor any other iiinno than that umlor  which such trudo or IiumIuohs was carried on at tho beginning of tbo war.  Nearly f.00 chunges of namo bavo  b_*i-ii uuuio by deed poll -.iiic-i AuguuL  I trill V a proclamntlon in Ilm Manic Issuo  all infuiwnoo biiHinuHH wll.li an onomy  ts prohibited. No uow policy (Including ivdiiHuranoo. mny bo -mlorod Into  with or for the bonnlll of an onomy;  nor may anyone, accept or givo effect.  In any lustii'iuu-n uiadu with or for  tho boiu'llt. of nn enemy before the  outbreak of the \vnt\  IiiNiii'unco t.ruiiMu-l.ioi"u' with an on-  emy'rt bi'tiuch In Ihlthdi Allied ov neu-  trul territory -.bull bo coiifddered as  tnuiHuetloim by or with uu enemy,  Tliouc Foollnh Pontnl Clerks  First Hhn���������Tlio clerk nt the pout of-  fleo .mill lho letter wu ti overweight and  f   would   hnve  to  put   another  slump  iv   It.    WiiHii't bo  nlllyV"  Second   Sbe---Why,   i|������-nr?  I'il'r-i   ".Im  w'uuhiYl   IIIIOI IHT  Mlltllip  ��������� nuke   l|.   Nllll     heavier?   -Philadelphia  L*.d,,..:*.  One  oT   Hut  het.1   piirailo..c't   In   lhe  I.MKhdt luuguiiKii in thai inaile by Arte-      i>......i    ...*,,,.   <-i,,,  i,.,,,... . i .(   ,.<-,.  | "I'm  hound   to  live   ivltbln  my mean*  * n i lut-'e m ������������oi'vi������\e money fn do lt,"  Astronomers report the safe return  of Encko's Comet, which has just  beon located in the constellation of  Persesus by a Russian astronomer iu  tho Crimen. This comet was duo to  appear in 1908, but to the bewilderment of the astronomical world two  comets turned up in tho predicted  placo within a few weeks of each  olher. A subseoue;* * thematical investigation ideni.' ,ho second of  these two as the g.. r;.i:*io En eke, but  the suggestion wus put forth that tho  othor comet was, perhaps, a bit of thc  Encko comet, which had beon broken  off us the result of a collision wllh  Bomo unseen body in tho depths of  tipace. If all goes well tho comet  should bo vlslblo to the milted eye  about Chri-tmn-i.  ���������100 KEWAfcD. tie* i  Th** Madera of tlili paper will to*  pleaned to loam tlmt thorn In at lofint  ono rtrondort dtscano that aolonoo lias  boon abln to euro In all Its _ita_fe������. ai.4  that lfl Catarrh. Hair. Catarrh Cuto ll  tho only pouIUvo euro now known to  tho modlottl fraternity. CtUnrrh bolns ft  con-tltutlonfd dlaouno. ronulroB a constitutional troatmont. Hall's Catarrh Curo  Ui taken Intnrnally. octlnnr directly upon  tho  blood  af<.   mucoua  aui-fncca  of  tlm  ?KS.uiV Ah������eiS#y' deHtrovlna* tho founda-  tlon of tri*i dlf._i.ao nnd ir v ru. tho nut.  lent Bti-eriBtU by bullrtlnff up the oonatlUi.  l,^nT B,l&. tt"������'-,'tl������ff nature in doing Its  work. Tho proprietor.* hnvo bo lmtoh  faith In ItB ouratlv* pow^ra that thov  oiror Ono Hundred Doflora for any cii.  tint It fat In to our*. Sernrt for Hat of too"  tlmonlala.  Addrjna Y,, J. CIITONEIY Ac CO.. Toledo, O. Sold by nil Diurretata. 7Bo.  T������k������ Hall'. Family Pin. for co.m.piu  tion,  Canada's Devotion  Our fleet has justified its reputation as tbe best in tho world; our  army has raised its repute very considerably; our airmen have extorted  the surprised admiration of th'e enemy  blip. self. Rut the most grievous blow  of all to the hopes of our opponents  has been the incontrovertible proofs  given by colony after colony of 'their  enthusiastic devotiou to tho empire  Of that devotion thoso 'Canadian  troopc nro the very practical embodiment so far as Canada is concerned.  ���������London Daily News.  "English mutton chops," read the  man with tho menu. "Gorman fried  potatoes, Russian caviar. French peas.  Hum! Waiter, I wnnt to bo strictly  neutral."  "Yes, sir."  "Gimme a Spanish omelet,."���������flent-  tlo  Po*.t-JntolIIge_".coi\  Morals of Nations  "International morality" is a teraa  boru of the present war. It is plain  that it will have to be the corner  stone of the world peace. The relations among nations are just as subject to folly and sin as thoso between  individuals.  Somehow a different idea has become supremo���������that a nation can do a  thing that would be wrong for an individual-to do. That cannot be so. A.  wrong is a wrong, high up or low  down, and whoever is guilty of it must  suffer for tlio wrong, sometime, soma-  how. Some of thc suffering is going  oa over in Europo now.  If tho European war impresses the  lesson that "international morali.y"  must bo the law of this earth, and that  it shall bo recognized in all national  treaties, the war will bring a blessing:  to all future generations. If it Isn't,  thero is, of course, much sorrow yet in  store for mankind.���������Ohio State Journal.  Sister--I'm writing a composition  on dogs. Can you tell mc anything  about thom?  Small Brother--Well, thoro's one.  tiling about dogs every ono ought to  know, and that is fleas.  At-U_rmVJ-V   priced. jroihY'Ml������>T������: pi***������rfeU hr  J_Li_-_--l\j_l  LOSSES SURELY PREVENTED  .0  1        PL  ftol.  wh-i-a   othtr   v������o-ln������   Ull.  Cutt..". Qlntklu Plllt. r.ow-  ,...e_, fraiti, rMU_l_* prefer-feU by  IVeotfin aiockniou _oc������u������e Ihey pr������-  Wrlti for.-ooklBt nnd .<mtli_._i.l_U.  i*.--m. pi-a������. uiMia*. run 91.00  SO.-ttl* pkl*. DIMMtp PHI*   4.00  *(*������������������ nny injootnr, liut OuU*r'������ liM*.  top ittpcrlorltr of Cuttnr products ii du* ta oier **.������  j������_i- of ay-cleM-li-nf ln vnoainet nnd terumt on If.  I mill an OutUr'i.   1. tinnlitulnalile, order dtrant.  THE  CUTTER   LABORATORY,  BuktUy,  C-llfurtfa.  Old Sfylc  Way \x&* \  j^^#^" Piano  Tasylbritffi^M  Way o^~.-Hi-I  I Bight      I  Ifi"--- I  E_>-  T.-uchoi -A train leaven London travelling thirty in Hob nn hour. It In followed thirty minutes later by a train  travelling sixly miles an hour. At  whnt point will the second traiu run  JillO    iill'   -il-il'.'  Hoy   -At tho  hind  end  of the  rear  Cl������l\  'Poked out of a nowspapor: "Thn  procession at Judge Orlou'w funoral  was very lino and nearly two mlloii in  length, an wns tho beautiful prayer of  tho Itev.  Dr. tfwlng of Chicago."  Playing Made  Easy as A-B-G  ]-yV-iI������Now<q-A0yForm_-.4.tltoil"  tliatKnaMosaCIiUdorlioglnnerto  Well in One Evening  ... more iny-tirloiin, dinictilt not*"-., to Irani  before you enn piny the plimo or organ.   No  ninro njiriul|si|( of y. urn In study anil prncl Ice.  /hy?   Hc-utum hhihIi* hnn now t>e_n ���������slmpllfled  ithtit.  nnvliody  wtto rnri itikI prltitrd   frtlerp  ~*Aill-c-T)-l{-K.r*)--i-i>n rend the w* "Itany  l'-rni"   mini.- at a clancc, and the kcy-boara  , .    ,        .       ..... ....      Kill di* tirtili-ti In plnr.ii In hnok ������>f (he k-y-bowd  -.how.-* you -where to put lho linR-M of both linndn on the right Iccyn every Unto.  ..t ..i������ r*_""cl_ 'or toUura-i-niiyoiie can tei-ru 'illicitly.   Vounn cliltdrcii uml old pimple trnrii tm  Vol* how klwiil* (hla !��������� cotni-iM������4 to vnni|>llo������lnil nlil-tttU  munlii mint* u li-uluntr riiiililn't nv������u llmUhn rlnlit linf,  FREE Tfinl Tnimnn    EASY METHOD MUSIC COMPANY  * iv i_-i-_. i riai youpon *-2 wiu.n nw*.. Tor*ino, o������i��������� c������  rieaiii., t-nnd Uio "Rasy Form Mi_slc Method" und 108 ji!ccr.:t of r,i__!c tax 7-<]->" (r-o UIbI as per t-.iu.i <>C Uu.  f rlrertliioinent,  Numlicruf kuyiiomrUuoororB������n? Uu ynu piny old-������tyt������ not* iniulo?.  Namo Aililruni ���������  ,���������^r*,'l,* lfti|HMM������lni4rMrl   fP.iimttit**  l|__l___M__k    -m. *0*.*x*m*.*0*M   IMjr *t****H,t  wjP"*Uh  \t> ���������,,'V'e!" In'liuueJ l>y expo-  ^ ���������ur<rtf������Sui������,Dli-'landWI������l  B^*<m/*________?* yna-ltly relieved by Murine  fl���������' T f>83> KyeRew������������ly. NoSniariitt^'l  *' junt   live  Comfort.    At ,  \'<iiir Driinrnl-l*.- <(lc t\xr TUn1������    Murl*������ Vvm  kdlveiuTtibe>25e. ForlUokttlltMiEy-.r'reAn.lc  t/1m:\tiitim ui m������iiii.-)������komcii) i.������,,i.nir.ef|u  |'ii mm,.  Ti*  A  *m  I>  M_WMMMWUM._-.  MV   I."*   ������������   rt  xix   mJ   mm   ���������--  -ilMHI-M  Can alway* make ���������uro of (tolling tht highest pricos for WHEAT! OAYfl  BARLEY and FLAX, by (hipping tbelr car lota to FORT WILLIAM  AND PORT AllTHUlt and having thom sold on commlaalon by  THOMPSON   SONS   AND   COMPANY  THE WEI_L..<NOWN    FARMftRft'   flftPNTH,  11  1  ���������������������������������>.  ADDMt.83   701-703   Y.,   GRAIN   EXCHANGE, WINNI-������__Ol  I  an*  ,' f JiV-r i, li'i /: ���������,, ui^_������i4/_'VJ,.  'Jv^Va^i'iifA"^  *1 ITHE KEY-JEW, CBJSSTON, B. C.  titL  STRENGTH OF BRITAIN AS SEEN  THROUGH GERMAN SPECTACLES  QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF THE  BRITISH  ARMY  German Paper Endeavors; to Convince  its  Readers that  Great  Britain is Unable to Raise an Army of any Strength-���������  May Modify Theh* Opinion ?  When     the    Frankfurter    Zeitung  Germany will ultimately .have, to pay  ���������Iu territory as wdl as in money, because the cost of war, to the Allies  cannot be met in cash by a German jr  beaten to her knees.  .f- Let us take t*_e thing at its -worst,  and imagine the penultimate Cossacu:  on the Urals and tho last Preach doorkeeper evicted from Bordeaux. Then  we. begin a maritime war agair.st Germany, and are no worse off than when  we began it against Napoleon, and  when he had nearly all Europen under  his heel. 7 But we .are not there yet,  CVEUFE TTHEFR0NT FRENCH PRISONER SAW KAISER  AND GERMAN CAVALRY RETREAT  Soldiers  Living Like   Rabbits,on  the  Field of   Battle  An Interesting desci'lption oi! cave  life������at the front i3 given by Private  S. Harris of the West Kent Re crimen t.  1*  bandies,the subject of recruiting in  England it is weil worth reading, tor  this paper is what Patmerston used to  call a good fooiometety auct lets us  know very accurately what the ordinary German thinks,    ti.-..'��������� '��������� ?'  U "is no doubt most'encquragiug to  .German opinion to be told that all our  recruiting is a bluff;? that we have  only, (iuo.uoo recruits; that the?million  ot which Herr Kepipgton wrote isja  fiction of the imagination; that we  cannot improvise a rteld armyrHand. so  ou and so on. These -things?; \^i|i  Bootbo many sorrowtUl Germans iu a  gloomy autumn, and we have ho rea-  aon .whatever to deprive these poor  people ot anything that they can invent for themselves in the way of consolation.  Hut at the same time there is uo  particular reason why we should allow  the rest of the world to harbor thesa  elliy illusions.    "We have in organized  form in the Jiritisl. Isles at the present  moment, not 600,000 men, btlt exactly  double this number^ namely 1,200,000  men, and the number "grows  almost  faster than we can cope with it?1 At  ���������the   same  time  the   stream  of  men  from the British Dominions and7 depend- iiciesYhegihsYto  How in.   -The  . first. 100,000 ar*.?afready with lis; and  from all corners of.the empire there  bas be*gun, and there will continue to  come in so long as the war lasts, a  steady Stream of drafts to maintain  tbe strength of units in the field, and  of fresh units * to increase the numbers of the divisions at the front.;  .   The gentle Gerj__<ns told. Mr. Kruger that we jculd only place 70,000 men  in. the field, aad Ooiu Paul was so little  ,v..rsed in the habits and customs of  our people as to believe his mentors.  When we  producer!  seven    or eight  times as m-.iny troops as the Germau.  estimate, the credit of tho Nachrich-  ten Bureau went down to zero ut Pretoria.    Why should we be unable to  impiovise  armies -when,  w������  have  so  recently done it?    The Germans are  perfectly right in :-c.ne  sense only to  ti-bulate upon what exists. We can begin to .fight only with what we possess-in. Drgan.zed iorni, trained, officered, and armed, and if it. is a question,.of a six weeks' war it is pretty  bad forus.7 "    ..,.--,-  nut this is ordyaibegini.ing. lt is  our way, as well as America',3, tc begin to raise our aimies after war bas  broken out, and to, go on raising them  until Our- -altiinate- einjLa. *r������i.rac_iieved.  That is .vi-at we are doing now, and  the 1,20^,000 men at bome," the army  in the held, a_d tlie hundreds ul  thousands of men whoare formed cr  forming in Iud.a, Canada, Australia;  New Zealand, Sout'i, Africa, and elsewhere arc Yi:.ere_y the nuueus.upon  which other armies will eventually be  built up. It Is not a question of prac-  ticabillty, but only oil time. It stands  to reason that an empire of 400 millions of people can never hvk men,  aiid it also stands to rqaspa thn the  11 ret man who realized tlie vast resources of the British empire and  ..... knew bow to convert _hem iuto terms  of war powe; was likely tc make n  namo for himself and Incidentally to  crette an army which would, In the  eud, confirm our imperial position,  and bring confusion upon tbe king's  enemies.  This war, for us, has, lutrdly begun.  Wo have sent the point of our advanced guard iuto,France tn skirmish  with the euemy. in the spring the rest  of tho advanced guard will follow, and  Romewhore tov/ards the elo30 of 191G  the main body will bogin to come  M'lthfn vlcw?"'W0"ur_. ni_t in.any hurry. Wo ivi'o eorry, of course, for our  allies, .that wo.are even slower than  Russia in making our weight felt, but  thoy ciin at least fool happy when  thoy expect a rest, we slioll be lu a  partition lo make good war on our own  account. II! the n_*my wins .niecoflsoB  Hii tho interval so much the bettor for  blm, but. nothing can arrest the stoud-  l!y iiHccndlng figures ol! our armies,  und their cost is of little account, since  and  unless   Germany, can,  do  much |  He states:  "We have been living the life of  rabbits, for we burrowed ourselves  in trenches at '������������������, and here we remained for over fifty hours. It was  an exciting and not unpleasant experience.  "The bUr3thig pi' shells overhead  was continuoi <*>, and it became monotonous. To the youngster It was an  awful experience in the earlier stages,  but even be' became ao accustomed to  the roar overhead that he raised a  cheer each time shrapnel burst, making such remarks as 'There's another  rocket, Joh__.'  "When we were uot digging out  -recesses w*e sat down to spin yarns.  Nice lazy life, you will say, but not so  1 leasant when a shell bursts directly  over your head. To kill time we  played banker with cigarette cards,  and discussed the prospects of our  favorite football teams.      .  We were discussing the merits of  INTIMIDATIONS DID NOT MAKE HIM TURN TRAITOR  The Theory and Practice of Modern Warfare as Followed by the  Germans is Explained to a French Captive���������-Prophecy  of a Victorious Entry into Nancy was not Fulfilled  better than she has done hitherto, our  Allies   will  keep   the  field  and  will  continue  to   exercise  the  came  constant and increasing pressure on laud  ���������that we already exercise at sea.  Tbe Frankfurte-* Zeitung should not  worry.    We Vrnow quite well that we  have, as our first duty, to maintain at  its full strength .the point of our advanced guard in France, and that it  takes time to train cadres, and to turn  out the guns, arms, aud ammunition  for the vast numbers which 'we intend  to place in the field.   That is why we  have to  declare a moratorium  of a  year or so before we pay back Ger-  maiy iu her own coin, but the debt  Las to be paid, aud will be paid, because tbe credit of the empire lis involved in it.    We are not compelled,  like Germany, to tliiave 25 per cent, of  all balances in our banks, and then  scream out that a national loan has  been successful.    The    heresies that  Germany adopts in matters of finance  only grieve us because there will be  less German cash at the peace, and  so, eompulsorily, more German territory to be divided up to pay for the  war.  What'we, perhaps none of us, quite  realized before  this  war  broke  out,  was that it was not ordinary v and  could not  end in  an ordinary  way.  The power which Germany has devel-.  oped, her soaring ambitions, and-the  brutality with which she has waged  war, have shown all the Allies that  Germany alius at ihe hegemony of uot  only Europe, but* the world. All tb_e  values  of things  now    change,    the  ���������values     of money and. of lives,  and  there is not oue citizen of the Allied  Powers who does ":.ot eouut death in  this war to ba a* glorious and ho*hor-  able end, and victory to be worth any  sacrifice  in   the   world     There   was  never, in any war, such complete unanimity as 'hat now seen in the Allied  r-uks. . .. .-',���������. ... ... -  - No! Oiir numbers are not a bluff,  but a very grim reality, as the Frankfurter ZeitUug will one, day learn to its  cost. Our men believe that tbis war  concerns tbem all, and so they all  come forward voluntarily to take their  part in it. So . a:iy were tbey that.  Lord Kitchener had* to raise the  st'-.ncard far above any existing in  Europe or he would have been positively overwhelmed. All our meu are  volunteers, fighters, and tryers, and  the material-���������including the moral and  the nhyslcal���������exceeds anything that  lias been known iu England before.  It is a national war, and as we get  all classes uow it is easy to find the  riglvfc material for tlio cadres, while  the' men work with a will aud are  spoiling for a fight. In the Dominions  and India tbo s.-tme conditions pro-  vail.  AU our men are of a military age,  and we have no troops to show of the  Landsturm typo, now so common in  tho German armies. We shall bring  forward neither children nor groy-  1 surds, and wo shall not allow ourselves to bo diverted from our pur-  poso by any reverse*, howevor severe.  Ir thlB preat war our Dominions oversea have como to manhood, aud seek  to establish their claim for 'recognition, each for his own Dominion, and  all for all. It will go hard on Germany thvt this ib 80, for sho has  mado those young nations hor cnomlos  and novor again within the memory of  living man will her misdeeds bo forgotten In tho wide Dominions of thc  King.  players when one chap, who made a  bet that Meredith was a Welshman  and joined Manchester City in 1896,  was struck with a bullet in the knee.  'I shan't play on Christmas Day for  Maidstone United.'  "When you write please send me  Some cigarettes? as I owe a chum  twenty packets, and find' out the da���������e  of Meredith joining Manchester. City,  so tbat I can settle the bet.  "We are a light-hearted lot, and so  are our officers. We dug out for  them a kind of subterranean mess-  room, where they took their meals.  One fellow decorated it with a few  cijarette cards and some pictures he  cut out of a ii'-ench paper. The-r  grub was not exactly what they  would get at tho Cecil.  "A jollier and kinder lot of officers?  you would not meet in a day's march.  One officer wbo was well stocked.  with ciga-ettes divided them anion.?  his men, and we were able to repay  bim for his kindness by digging bim  opt from uis mess room.  "A number of "{.hells tore up the  turf, and the roof and sides collapsed  like a castle.built of card-t, burying  him and two others. They were in a  nice pickle, but we got tbem out safe  and sound.  "During the time we were in these  trenches nearly 500 shells burst ove_*  and around us, but our protection  was so good that not a single chap  A special correspondent sends the  following letter from France, in which  is described how a French prisoner  saw the k.iiser iu tue field.  Opposite me io a man who has seen  the kaiser���������retreat. He is a lieutenant of artillery, and he was _aken prisoner by the Germans in the early  part of the battle on the plateau of  Nancy.  During the last "few days of August  the Germau army, which had crossed  Into France from. Lorraine, advanced  en Nancy and attempted to storm  that part* of the plateau in .front of  the stronghold. The French force was  greatly inferior in numbers iii the  early stages of tue fighting, bu. had  some batteries of the much dreaded  75's. On the slope immediately facing tlie Germau advance guard a  large number of old cannon, now almost obsolete, were placed as a blind,  while the deadly lighter guns pounded away from a hidden position in the  rear.  The enemy were completely deceived, and for fifteen hours bombarded  the useless pieces, from which only a  few shots were fired. My travelling  companion was one of a small detachment in charge of the old guns.  While reccunoitsring some distance  down the slope ho was surprised by a  German scouting party, and taken  prisoner.  Du.'ing ihe evening the Germans,  thinking that the batteries they had  been shelling-'all '.ay were silenced,  attempted a cavalry . charge. Thc  French gunners in the rear waited  until they were ,bout 800 yards distant, and the order was then passed  along the line, "At 750 yards���������Fire!"  Nothing coula be seen iu the dim  light/but the bu-rush slackened.  A minute or two passed, and then  the order was giv^n, "At 600 yards���������  by batteries���������-Fire!" This time the  horsemen were perceptibly stopped,  and on a patch of ground lit up by  was killed" and"less Thau"a dozen were | the mooncould be seen masses heap-  wounded. When:'we got into the open  air once more and stretched our legs,  it was then^we realized what we had  been subjected to, for the ground was  literally strewn, with exploded shells.  "If all goes well we are going to  have a football match tomorrow, as  I have selected a. team from our lot  to play the Borderers, who are always  swanking what they can do."  ������;���������..". here and there a riderless  horse rising to its feet and dashing  away. For th-.* res. of the night there  was coiiipiete quiet.  Meanwhile rny informant was led  '���������; -o tin rear of the German lines,  and was closely questioned regarding  -���������-.h-rj French position's.    He refused to  say a word, and was thereupon threat  eried with death.  "I am a prisoner of war," he said,  "and you may not shoot me."  "You may understand the theory ol  war," replied the German staff officer, "but you evidently don't realiza  that it is quite different from the  practice."  He persistently declined to give hia  captors any information which might  be useful to them, and was thereupon  searched and placed in a tent to sleep  with a guard at the entrance. Next  morning he was given no breakfast,  but at midday he received something  to eat, and was led to the headquarters of the general staff.  Here he again refused to answer  auy questions, but it was hinted to  him that he would be given one more  chance before sentence was passed on  him. While oeing taken back to his  tent between guards he was jeered at  insulted by the soldiers. At one  point a number bf German officers  with field glass were looking at a  hill some distance away, ou which  could be seen a large force of cavalry. ��������� ..���������������������������*  "See," said oue cf the officers. "I  will show you something magnificent.  You will be tbe first Frencnman to  have seeii the Kaiser since, the war  began."  The prisoner took tbe proffered  field glass and saw that the horsemen were in parade order, ana that in,  front of tliem was a group of officers,  most of whom wo^e medals.  "Now," said the owner of the field-  glasses, "look a little' to the right."  Tlio French lieutenant did so, and  saw a solitary figure ou a knoll of  ground watching intently ihe fight in  | the distance.  "That is he," said the Germau officer.   "Now'if you like you cau stay "  here aud see us enter Nancy."  Dut the Germans did not enter  Nancy. In the early hours of the  morning the reinforcements for which  the defenders were waiting had been  sent, and an hour afterwards the  whole of ihe attacking force retired.  Turning round, the prisoner saw that  the brilliant cavalry in parade order  were."charging-���������with their backs to  Nancy. The solitary figure to the  right was uo longer there.  PASSING OF THE  FORTS  GERMANS    ESTABLISH     SCHOOLS  Confldi-rntial  Memorandum of Kaiser's  Foreign Office Hove-ilt Efforts to  Extend Germanism  According to.tr. memorandum on llui  Goruian school syntoni, Isnr.od by tho  (bu-niun t'oivlgn ofico nn a Rocret und  corilldcnHiil papur to ooiihuIh, It Is  idntod thnt "Gernuini'/rlnK" efi'.iria aro  most llourlHhlng in UolRlum uul Ron-  niiudn.    OlYihu Jailor country It naya  lln- ( lYi*. I   (if t'.ii.- ,,<:.hh.'*, J.s i*\ (*iy������vhi-i*y  apparent In the widespread uso of tlio  Geriunn lnngiiiw.o nnd tbo utcady In-  im'cuso  of Gorman  influences.  .Slii-llur .hopes :'������������������- ontertnlnod In re-  ffnTd lo Boulli Aiuorlon. Thero aro  jIx hiuuli'od Herman seliools in Hruy.il,  it iinyw. In Chill, "tho RoveniniDiit iiihi  thn people aro well disponed toward  iho Uvriuuii s-chuoli..".  Zn Argentine, it nny*i,  tlio slnlo of  niV.iii.i    in   it ax    w'ltuUy    ntUiiiliici.Jl y    iu  ilia Gorman foreign office, - and tlio  v, or!: of ������;prc*adlnc t'.'onuunltun :;o far  ha.-, hud l it t Ui ri pi ru In thoHii piirtti or  lho country, wluvo iiulrlotlo and na-  Uouiil loolliiK !>. malting Unoll' maul-  bo Argon thief, ratlier tlinn bo Geruiuu*  i������mi,    uio report, dociur������H.  Cnpturlno Trade  Tlio ex tout to which tho subject of  wayH and moans for capturing tho  trade heretofore onjoyod by Gormany  In occupying 'Uio ..-tGntlon of British  interests and Uim space of British  newspapers must oxclto admiration  from any source, uo matter how partisan. We roforrcd two months ago to \  this fact, noting it as a matter of vital  inferos, to all parties engni. m! In war,  nnd to noutr.' nations as woll flint  Great Britain upparoutly - was directing as miK.'li energy towards tlio malu-  tuuanco and the expansion of her  trado as toward the prosecution of tlio  war.  At a time whor. tlio war * ..fi hut a  fov wooks old, \. wsh ficaroely a matter for Hfllonlr-Umciit that Drltaln  Hhould bo turning her enorRl'ts toward trade problems to such an ox-  tent. But jaqw, with the war obi, at  ill-mi., iu point oi neui opcnUions,  Hinges, doviistal Ion and destruction, (I  ..uii.ot but uiuUnu iintonii-hed admiration to Hnd tho BritiHh public at homo  and In tlio colonics worklns. stoadftist-  ly iir.il wltb no diniliumtlon af ardor to  ,. i. i       -,....   i  .      ...        >���������        * - ��������� .     .......   >-|.'i'v. _������...-  Itlos  nfforded   bv  iSernur-iiv's   Miilmier-  nlo)������ In war.���������Ft'innda) Amerlcun.  The "Cultured" Germans  / "The   sights 1   have   teen    _would  make a saint savage against * these  German  beasts,"   writes   an   English  man at the iront.  In the knapsack of one German  soldier that wre captured-^-he came  to Us begging for tooa���������we found to  our horror a tittle cjiild's baud, ln two  mlnptes alter tlmt, of course, he was  a dead man. .The lieutenant shot  hhn himself, and tne German shriek-  .- .with fear tv.ien we showed him  his ..estial trophy.  We came another time on the body  of a poor old woman stripped bare  aud wantomy mutLated in a horrible  way. What possible motive for sucn  a ueed could tho' Germans have?- 1  ii;.ve been the mutilated .lodles of  young girls lying on tho ro..dside, ana  i j naked bodies of boys impaled on  hedge-stakes.  "once we came upon a drunken  orgy ������ Germans in a village, to their  utter surprise. We. could do nothing  for tho wretclicl women, who had  uoeu brought together ln a sort of  shod or open stable in. tho village  .sa'eot. Directly wo opened firo German cavalry ciuno from all directions.  ,. '���������..... upparoutly boen getting  ready for au early start. But I think  we avenged tliose weeping, torturea  womon beforo wo dashed on.  Five seconds later our road would  have boen burred, for a great troo-  trunk foil Into tbo piaco behind us as  wo cleared tho viLago. Tho picturo ot,  tbat shod as our headlight suono full  upon it, for at most six seconds, la  otchod upon my brain.  Thoro wero straggling, gasping women, wttu only tattorod remnauts cf  I clothing, boistorous cavalrymen cutting tho flesli of ono poor girl with  thoir whl..B, wliilo others wero forcing  a handsome, ilifUiovellcd woman to  drink from a can, and sovoral mon  standing with .heir arms bound bo-  hlu-l them, forced to look o:. at tlio  frightful spectacle. ,Wo must bavo  soomod to thoso brutal Oermtin bbir-k-  gnards a  thunderbolt from  )< aivrMi."  NOT   READY  TILL  SPRING  Not Shot, But Kicked  On the lighter side of tho picture Js  Urn I'r-.lowlnr, nneeilote, v.'bh'b It; <.*i;r-  ront, though its nhsoluto truth ls not  vouched for:  On a recent occasion, a British cavalry subaltern who was cut off from  his men, bid In thu udgu of a wood by  a road. It was not long before ho  saw un ummiipijcthig armed German  soldier patrolling the road. Ho could  have shot the man without warning,  hut felt that lt would bo akin to mur-  (trr-r to 1(111 ll(t)l In cold blood. Tn m*-  dor to Instil a llttlo of the spirit of  combat into the affair, therefore, ho  crept   out.   of  cover,   run   up   behind  Modern Guns Readily Reduce For_i-  fied Cities  Formerly fortified cities were an  Important feature for . national defense, but tho modern gunmaker has  apparently radically changed conditions.. Permanent fortifications consist of def -nsive works constructed by  a nation to secure permanent possession of strategical positions of importance within the territory under its  ..ouU'ol. These wouid generally include national capitals, great commercial ai_d railway centres, harbors,  important bridges and mountain  passes, great con_entratlon camps and  depots of supplies.  Many European cities ure really  large forts surrounded by one or more  lines of smaller detached forts located at strategic poluts some distance,  varying from five to fifteen miles,  from tho walls of the city. Paris, Bol-  fort, Strassburg or some of tlio many  examples oi this type. Other cities,  like Liege, are surrounded by one or  more lines of dot ..eked forts, wliilo tlio  city ltsolf is practically opeu or unfortified.  Earth embankments, stono nnd cou.  croto walls and ..ttoi shields aud turrets enter iuto tho construction of the  modern porm.ncnt fortifications. Thoy  aro built In tipies of peacio, armed  wltb the latest type of heavy guns,  aud aro supposed to embody tho best  thoughts of tho strategic and of tho  military engineer.  Our toxt books toll us that "n position protectod by pormnnont fortifications and property garrisoned should  yield only aftor a protected sloge."  This was qulto truo yesterday, but today tho grumakcr ls turning out a  now portable howitzer of wonderful  power, which, If wc can fiut-il. thn contents of recent war bullorhis, Is sounding tho death itnoll of tlio pormanent  fortifications  of  . odoni  times.  Lour, boforo tho advent of the 11-  Inch howlt?,er a number of military  wrltors ex; roused strorig doubts of  thu valuo of pumiuiit-iil. furliflcallons  as applied to lurge cities and groat  camps. They argued, and cited many  instances In support tnat a 1'ortitlcd  city decs not prevent an hivi'ii-divi of  th-; Ji.'itlonnl i.Tj'lU.r*.' by .i .*.l:*nug  force sulYleloi.l, to invost the fn'tlled  Among This 1,000,000 Are 200,000 Oid  Soldiers���������Weakly Men Weeded  The ..bulk of. Lord Kitchener's new  army of 1,000,000 men now poming  into beiug will not, according to an.  expert military view, be ready for service in tbe field until next spring, but  owing to the superior class o._ meu  wiio have responded to the call their  training is progressing rapidly. Among  them, according ��������� to authoritative  circles, there are nearly 200,000 old  soldiers who have served iu the British regular army fer periods ranging  from seven to twelve years, and these  form an admirable stiffening for the  new recruits from civil life, whom  they assist in training. To this must  be added many meu who have served  short periods iu the volunteer forces  of the militia.  ��������� All weakly men among the new recruits have I eon rapidly weeded out  during the stiff training and most of  tbo men are developing iuto flno shots,  wliilo tbelr excellent physical condition will make thom a valuable addition to tho vast allied army which will  ' bo in the field noxt spring to recommence the campaign against Germany.  . Tolland's claim to exclusive control  or the mouth ot tho Scheldt, threatened liy the Gorm.v.. occupation of Ant-  verp,    ".viir     formerly fur moro com-  1 -eJienslvo   than    at    prcsoi.t.    Tho  claim dates irom tbo l.locicado of the  Scheldt,   proclaimed by Alva In 1584,  which at ono   blow    destroyed    tho  maritime  power and   -,vealt.i  of Antwerp.   From being au uct'of war,'the  blockado passod into an international  condition, embodied  in a succession  oi! trcatlos, whereby thu Dutch wera  glvon entire control of tho navigation,  of tl.u Scheldt.    Tills right wub oxor-  elsod  to close tbe Pebelilt nhsolutnly,  and tlioroby pre-ont all rivalry ou thd  part of Antworp to the great Dutch  ports of Amsterdam and     ottordom.  Napoleon swept away tlio restriction  when ho -visited Antworp i.i 180a, and  do.-1-.i., ships,    uul coiuiiicrco    sprang  up again as by magic.  Th permanent prohibition ot vodka  in Russia is equivalent to a niunsuro  in  ilil.-������ country pndul.ilIjig lho .-'al<_ t������������  spirits.    Vodka  is   neither more  nor  place nnd Imniohilixn its dcfeiid-n-rt---j less than whisky.    Jt was  enco  ryo-  compelling ihem to eapltr.lnto within a | whisky, just us Sco'ch and Irish whla-  [comparatively short Mine���������-while lio  proceeds nh ill?, main opt* rut Ions  with tin* built of his trodpK.  hy woro onco mnoo from hnrloy malt.  Nowadays lt is mndo, liko ordinary  wlilsky, wllh a patent, still, the usual  innteiials being potatoes aud inalzo.  It does not matter a great tloal what  umtorlal Is used as -.tinI, in limiting u  spirit, if it is distilled with a patent  which   Niinnlli'H   ni-nctlc������illy   l-an-n  Thorn seeniH to bo no reasou  or  things  why  vodka  Itussiu lias demonstrated thnt she is  not thc Russia   ol' iho .lapiiuese. war.  lier   soldiers    fought, well even then.  but   lier ut i lent Ik wci-k elllu>i- I .mill   firiMtlU,  Inefficient. But the battle of Ihe Vis-   alcohol.  lulu has proved Mit t Russian genenilM   In   tho   nature  i living reti-eiiicd cun advance. More nhould be any more li-irmi'itl or morn  tbo' "Bosch," ns our allies would trull | Hum this, lhe nu.ni.er is which Iroopu I noiout than whisky. It Is of about, the  hhn, and gsvn hlm a ferocious kick, hnve been moved, cc.ueentr.-iti.il, ir.enl ' sftivie alcoholic strength. Bnt lt ie  Instead of showing light tho startled ' north ami south to (he decisive polu-, | iiwunlly drunk neat.   The vodka shops  I mlu   iiuuu-u   umiuuu   *_���������������>>'   ���������>>   >uu   anil l (>������ oviui  iiiai. Jiiiiinn.. n   nij^ii   i uuiliiiiuvi.  i-^',ai-*   nut   pl.UUC   n������jlibi*i>.      i no   MpiIlL  im  I Mil i'i>������������ ric.iv iifn i.������f> viniv ti,.-. ..,.������,., i������,... I.,Mi<>,,i   .,(,,1   .,���������>,........ ,,,.., .........    ������., 1 ..ix ������.. ii... i . ;"r "���������"' -.'wv. ���������"'..'." :*  cTi .trt"  ' luuehlng too lisrd to shoot. ��������� soucccs-   Now Yui-k tJun. ' I piemlsoB, that Is, luiiuodlatoly ouui4������. u>n<>riW>wwa|4^Mgr^w^M*Ww������M^  THE 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. F. Hayes, Owner and Editor.  CRESTON,  B.C., FRIDAY, DEC. 25  Belgian Relief  From present appearances the  good people of the Creston Valley  are to have ample opportunity of  proving that it is more blessed to  give than receive.  TTp to the present we have been  called upon to help along the Patriotic Fund and Red Cross work,and  counting on being looked up for  something for local relief before  many more weeks go by.  Now comes on appeal from Premier McBride for the people of British Columbia to be up and doing  something for the Belgian relief  work, suggesting the appointment  of committees to see that the matter receives thorough and wholehearted attention.  Help for the Belgians is a matter  that should have serious consideration. In the Empire's cause these  people have made an enormous and  pathetic sacrifice that can hardly  be estimated, and that they shouid  now find themselves homeless and  starving is a state of affairs we are  in duty bound to alleviate even at  some sacrifice to our own personal  pleasures and comforts.  Those in charge of the relief of  these people stat-e that hope of help  is gradually being narrowed to reliance upon the generosity of those  who live in the North American  continent to supply tlie actual  necessities of the seven million  people remaining in Belgium.  Reliable authorities estimate that  80.000 tons of foodstuff's a month  will be required throughout** the  winter. Thus far Canada has sent  about 6,000 tons in two ships.  Ladies awd gentlemen, the matter  is in your hands; what is your  pleasure?  Early for Reclamation  As was generally expected the  committee of Nelson citizens who  waited on Messrs. Bowser and Ross  on Thursday last did not receive  any definite announcement as to  what would or Would not be done  in the various requests made them  ��������� sonic seven in all.  The attorney general,who replied  to the delegation's statement of  affairs, assured them that all the  matters that were laid before he  and Mr. Ross would receive tho  careful and oerious consideration pf  the executive council at an early  date. He felt that the delegations  could not expect himsolf or the  minister of lands to givo any replies  when they wero only two units of  the cabinet.  Regarding the reclamation of the  Kootonay flats Mr. Bowsor stated  that Senator Brady of Idaho had  recently paid a visit to Viotoria in  connection with tho matter. The  senator lias discussed it with tho  premier nnd Hon. W. R. Ronn and  as far as he had learned afterwards  tho scheme was not felt as yet to  have sufficiently developed asabns-  incHH proposition to bo taken up at  once, but ho had not heard authentically just what had tran.-ipii-.-id.  ..ov.-t-.vr-r, hr* would nsci.-rt.ajii tin-  s.'indiiig of tho question.  The attorney general stated in  ooii.nection with tho roliof question  that it was one of tho principal oh-  j< t*f.H of thn vlhil or Mr. Rush and  liiniHtdf to tlio district to look into  thc unemployment question. lie  touched on tho question!* leading up  to it, iind pi iiiiiiHnd Ihat, thoro would  l������e no Hii..i-i-iug from the lack of thu  ii'*c<.H-*itir*H of lifo in British Col urn-  i>iii this winter.  _.    Back to the Land  Omitting the war and the weather there cah Ve no doubt*t__at the  back to the land problem is one of  the most-discussed questions of the  season, and of the making of plans  to attractr menback to the farm  and to keep them there there seems  to be no end.  The Slocan Valley Farmers'Institute^ however, is not convinced  that the solution of our economic  troubles lies in rushing people into  agricultural pursuits���������at least, not  just yet.  At a recent meeting the institute  passed the following resolution, and  ordered copies of it sent to several  M.P.P.'s, including our own local  tne_������iw/5rz  . "It  is the   opinion  that  the  government by devoting more  of its energies  to the needs of  the present agricultural settlers  would thereby not only create  satisfaction   but build   up an  advertising   medium    of    the  most effective kind."  The institute  holds  that  seeing  people have been quitting the farm  because an easier and just-as-good  living could  be  made in the cities  and   towns  of   the   province, it  is  useless to expect them to flock, back  to their former  pursuits until they  be shown there is at  least as much  money  in it as in other and less  I arduous vocations.  }'    It is unfortunate that in sending  ] along the aforementioned resolution  j for the government's consideration  | the Slocan institute did not accom-  j pany it with  some  suggested progressive measures that the government might enact in full or in part.  For instance, it might bave suggested  to  the minister of agriculture that by sending  literature or  lecturers   or    any   other   feasible  method    the    fanners'   attention  should  be called  to the fact that  larger yields per acre should   be  striven for rather  than an increase  in acreage, and the need for abetter all-around cultivation, and  the  practice of more "sy^Eem"^ in' farming  generally.     The farmer with  the "system" will, one* year  with  another, produce^ more on  a small  acreage than  his neighbor will on  the large area.  This oversight on the part of this  institute may be due to the fact  that they propose to get busy arranging, if possible, a convention of  all Farmers' Institutes in Kootenay  and Boundary to be held at Nelson  on which occasion some suggested  practical constructive legislation  may be forthcoming.  Selling Fruit  Down  Penticton   way  this has  been a year of poor prices for the  To our  Customers  and Friends  we Extend  Best Wishes for  A Bright and  Happy Christmas  F. H. JACKSON  (IKNKItAl- MI.IU.IIANT   OllKHTON  fruit growers, and the Herald has  been busy for some time trying to  figure out how it happened and  who was responsible for the meagre  net financial ceturas.  The Herald is convinced that H-  H. Robertson, who sells the fruit  of the Okanagan unions, is the  party blameable for the lean bank  accounts of the growers, and that  his lack of success in this important detail was aided or abetted by  certain brokers to whom Mr. Robertson sold the fruit instead of selling it direot to tho retailer.  The Herald asserts that the brokers seoured the fruit "at a com-  "paratively poor price. The brok-  "ers sent it on to the retailers on  "consignment, having first obtained their rake-off. Then thewhole-  "salers sell to the retailers and the  "retailers to the public. The pub-  "lio, no doubt, pays enough, but  "what between brokers' commis-  "sions and claims of damaged fruit  "entered by wholesalers and other  "dealers with painful and persistant regularity, there is little left  "for the grower."  This charge of immense profits  to the brokers is resented by at  least one of these gentlemen, S. S.  Savage of Calgary, who replies that  his charges for selling cars are $15  for deciduous fruit and $10 for vegetables. Mr. Savage also takes  occasion to remark that these assertions of exhorbitant brokerage  charges are put forward by the  unions "in order to hoodwink  growers who would profit by a  joint meeting of all concerned."  Mr. Savage suggests the calling  of a meeting, say, twice a year, between jobber, packer and grower,  vyhen the differences can be discussed and remedied, and thus restore  a better understanding, and feeling  in the respective positions of successful marketing.  Why should not the various interests get together ? Each might  give the others valuable pointers,  aiid a solution of the entire difficulty might be reached. In any ^jase  no harm.-sai_**-be done.. ~i'v-  Ikiiia  mam  THE   HOME  or  THE  TRANSIENT  OOMMOD/OUS  SAMPLE  ROOMS  THE BEST AND MOST  POPULAR HOTEL. IN  THE  KOOTENAYS  Run on strictly up-to-date  lines,. Unexcelled service in  all departments. Kitchen  staff (including cook) all  white ladies. Every comfort  and attention given to guests  The bar is s upplied with  only the best brand of goods.  Porters Meet Trains  JF. tie BOYLE  BUSsmrngger  plement her rye supply, and of  course must buy all her rice abroad  and of this she consumes nearly  250,000 tons annually.  If we reflect upon the fact that  there will be a great shortage of  men in Germany next spring to  put in a crop, provided the country is still at war;, we will easily  realize that a very serious shortage  of food awaits Germany before the  end of next year.  NELSON  Germany's Food Supply  OGrsraiany's food supply is a'ceupy-  ing considerable space in the literature of today, and even accepting  the view of the most optimistic  penmen a year from the date the  war started is the ..time alotted  Germany to get along without-seriously feeling the pinch of a shortage  of food.  In an article in the Scientific  American Benjamin Baker gives it  as his opinion that Germany can  feed herself for a year, although it  may be necessary to use more potatoes for food and less for the manufacture of alcohol.  Mr. Baker lays stress upon tho  fact that Germany will nob be able  to export any cattle and will therefore havo more beef for homo consumption, but while he mentions  that tho flsh supply of the country  will be almost wholly cut off, ho  doos not oil'sat this loss against tho  increased available beef supply.  Substantially, his contention is  that by reducing tho amount of  potatoes mado into alcohol and barley used in making beer, Gormany  oould eke out a suflloioiit food supply for a twolvo month, but lie  doos not take into account tho  extra consumption of food and tho  oiHiimuuti wuNlugo _ut.ttpuial.lo from  war.  Wo think wo soo in a probable  shortage of food ono o. thu strong-  oat reasons why Germany will nook  peace. She normally imports 25  per oont of tho wheat sho oonsumoa  antl in addition upward*, of 100.000  himholH of barley, whioh in ohiefly  used for food, thc foreign Houree of  supply being Russia, and Russian  barley not being suitable to ho  1 made   into beer.    Sho ha������   to hup-  The curling club opened for the season on Saturday.  Chickenpox is somewat prevalent  among the school children of the city.  The telephone line between Nelson  and Trail will be completed by the end  ofthe year.  ���������'���������' Japanese oranges are retailing .at  75 cents a box���������the cheapest they have  ever been here. *'     -.'-������������������'.  ��������� The Patriotic Fund is over $2,600  which -lo'estiot include" the $5oo to be  given by the Hiidsoii Bay Co.  ,  A local relief depot has been opened'  on Vernon, street  and  donations of"  children's clothing are solicited.  ���������*������ *    '���������'-'".  -���������������������������',.]������������������������������������ '-nrr.-ii-:; <������������������-,. .���������.,���������....������������������������ ,.  H. Brush's Black LarigghatiS carried  off  flrst  prize  at provincial poultry'  show at Vernon for the best pen at  the show.  If feesible the city schools will burn  wood instead of coal this ��������� winter and'  thus provide work for the unemployed  cutting the w-pod*  By reducing the stdflr and an all  round cut in salaries tho hospital  authorities will reduce running expenses $240 a month.  Ranchers in the district are so well  pleased with the city public market  that thoy are arranging to greatly increase their output of butter and eggs  next season.  ���������v  The medical health officers annual  report shows that Nelson was remarkably free of serious infection!, diseases  during 1014. Not a single case of typhoid was reported,  Two hundred and sevonty-flve men  have left Nelson for active service and  a largo number of volunteers aro on  tho roll at tho armory awaiting tho cull  fora third contingent which iu expected shortly.  Purebred Poultry For Sale  -.High C__abb-  White Wyandotte &  Barred  Rock   Hen*  Cock*, Cockerel*   A  Pullets  Bred from Prl-so-Wlrniors and a,  grand laying strain. $1.50 to $6.00  each, acnordtng to quality. Fanoy  Pigeons $1.60 por pair.  A. HAYES, Canning..-, Ont.  City Bakery  We Sell  Houde's Tobaccos  Jolly good Navy Cut, per  tin - 16e  Senator, in bags - - 25c  Senator, in packets - 10c  Golden Leaf, in packets 6c  Turkish Cigarette Tobacco          TRY THEM          MRS. E. W. PAYNE  4_.  CRESTON and SKYLARK MINERAL CLAIMS  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division  of West Kootenay. Where located,  near Wynndel, on the Crow's Nest  Peas Railway.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Guy Lowenburg, acting as the jiuly authorized  agent of G. A. Beckeri Fi'ee Miner's  Certificate No. 85711B, and the Estate  of Mary Walsh (deceased);Free Miners  Certificate No.86703B.intend sixty days  after the date hereof to apply to the.  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claims; '    .-  And further take notice that action  under Section 85 must be commenced  before the issuance of such Certificate  of Improvements.  Dated this Ist day of November, 1014.  ��������� GUY LGWENBimG.  'mi',,,,, s  ��������� ,.,._Ml, .       - ��������� i^'v,--,7-'^;-.^'r,nr-  BOAR FOR SERVICE  LargoEngltsh Boi-ksliiroBoar Creston  Boy (31101) for service at Mountain  View Ranch. Fee $3.���������STOClts &  Jaokuon, Crouton, B.C.  rim���������-Yn-v.rirri-r;-.- ~ - r.TYrni- ��������� -n-xumiaamtmuimmmmsmmumm  fll  DI.AT_1.Il IN  High classBoots and Shoes  Saddle and Harness  Repairing a Specially  GET YOUB  Plumbing, Tinning and  General Repair Work  Done "by -  W. B. Embree  tnUm ������..l������������_-il-_.    -.������'   ......1.     ���������,������U ' .*).. . .  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We  study the comfort of our guests^  The rooms are, well furnished in  a manner up-to-date.  j5-\  Headquarters for Mining Men,    ^  Lumbermen,   Ranchers,  Tourists  and Commercials.  <������  J* Bm Moran  Prop.  -^������������*S������������������������������������������*S������������������8>������������������������������������������������^  THE CANADIAN.BANK  '    , SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O,Ll.D, D.C.L, President  ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager JOHN AIRD. Ass't General Manager  GIP1TAL, ������15,0-0,800,^ RESERVE RISO, $13,500,000  BANKING  BY" MAIL  Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank  of Commerce to be operated by mail, and "*viH receive the same  careful attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's  business.-" Money may be depoclted or withdrawn in this way as  .satisfactorily.as by a personal visit to the Bank. S24  Moyie'a supply of venison is -unusually large this season.  Zinc ore shipments from Kootenay  increased in October.  ,'  Venison in abundance was brought  into Fernie at the end of last week.  .   Eleven below, zero is the record cold  dip for Grand Forks so far this -winter,  A new $12,000 bridge is being built  over the Kicking Horse river at Golden.  A large moving picture theater is to  be erected at Blairmore early next  year^"'  Five carloads of tobacco were shipped from Kelowena to Montreal last  week.  The November snowfall at Golden  was 20 inches���������the heaviest for several years.  Until other arrangements can be  made Trail will have a curb market on  Bay Avenue.  Kaslo workers have made a shipment of Jam to Red Cross headquarters at Toronto.  There is no shortage of turkeys at  Rossiand.' The P. Burns Co. alone have  brought in over 4uu.  The rink was opened for skating last  evening, Dec. 16, the earliest in the  history of New Denver.  Golden Red Cross Society treasury-  was enlarged to the extent of $226 at  a concert and dance last week.  From Phoenix comes the report that  over eight tons of venison has been  secured in that section this season.  The Ross Saskatoon Lumber Co. employees at Baynes Lake have received  half a   pig each for a Christmas pres  ent.'  V.  C. G. BENNETT  Manager Creston Branch  w  Get Your Fruit Trees, Bushes, and  Ornamentals of Every Description from the  ���������Largest and Bes1f;,Nursery in the West  .1000 Acres Under Cultivation.  BuyFrbm THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA NURSERIES GO.  , " .' Limited  ./ ���������-.   .������������������.*.���������.���������������������������  Our Specialty:  "Oiie year trees on 3-year whole roots"  Growu and Packed by Men of Lifelong Experience  JSP IRRIGATION NO WINTER INJURY  Write fur 80-page Illustrated Catalogue to  David D. Horne,  Nakusp,  P.  O.,  or A.  MILLER,  Arrow Lakes .   ORESTON, B. C.  , Livery and Feed Stables  Shipment of McLauglin Sleighs and Cutters ou -Ha;id  j.. TEAM   SLEIGHS  a      Harness, Single and Double and Supplies on Hand  Several Sets of Second-Hand Harness  Sleighs and Cuiters COAL FOR SALE  S  H. S, McCreath, Prop.  Phono 50 Sirdar Avenue Box 14  ���������������������������-.ia.A*>-.>:3-*S������^  MONEY TO LOAN  0% MONEY MONEY 0%  Loans may bo obtained for any purpose on acceptable  i-rtrm-j Et-wttu Muumiiy ;   libera! pi.viiogon  Oorroapoi.donee, solicited  AX.  AGENCY   COMPANY  uo __ray itiiMiji.no iiiug. UJ_.iN V It-K, -Uoio.  C. C. Heaven, a Grand Forks grower has been awarded second prize in  the provincial potato-growing competition.  The voters listof the municipality  of Grand Forks and the Grand Forks  schools district this year contains 803  names,  Armstrong's dog population is down  to low water mark. The town policeman has killed off every canine running without a tag.  Peter Johnstone, an old timer in  Greenwoo-l district Avas found frozen  on his ranch six miles up Nicholson  Creek on Sunday morning.  F. Mitchell has made arrangements  to operate a cider and vinegar factory  ut Vernon. His output at the Coldstream ranch this yeai* was 12,000 gallons.  A jersey cow owned by W. H. Pott-  rutf of Revelstoke 'which?"has been  milking since last May is still giving  22 lbs. of milk daily, an excellent record.  Revelstoke is having serious troublo  with its electric light plant and the.  mayor advises citizens to keep their  coal oil lamps trimmed and. ready all  winter.  About 700 loads of brush will be  used in the mattress works being done  at Revelstoke to protect the banks of  tho Columbia river noar tho wharf  from erosion.  Thobi.ll for the now. Greenwood post  office clock weighs 800 lbs. It will be  placed in position as soon as weather  permits, and will ring ovory hour. It  is large onough to bo hoard all ovor  tho city.  Being alien enemies and for failing  to deliver firearms, in their possession  to tho authorities. Luigi Bosir, and  Rudolph Oleic woro flnod $25 and $100  at Trail and ordered to bo interned in  tho prisoners' camp at Vernon.  Whllo I-I. Bowman was driving his  sawing machine along Maple ntreot,  Vornon. Tuesday evening somo gasoline leaked out and caught firo. Tho  batteries, bolt and some of tho frame  work wero damaged boforo the firo  was put out. *  Fornio Free Press: A lady with  three children and no money camo In  frnm the ."o-vifc at the -cver-l: (.nd. She  expocoed to find* hor husband working  in a local store. Ho disappeared about  threo mouths ago and tho unfortunate  woman was In a quandary. Thu oity  and provincial authorities took care of  hor.  Feniin Free Promt:���������-U is to bo hop-  od that tho authorities who urn on-  iri-iiMiotnvilii tliountoromgot' tho Uamo  Act will uso discretion In the discharge  of their rtuUeii during tbo ltoxt few  months. It would hardly bo right to  punish a man for having voniHon in  jut*  iiwiim)   mum   vvmiAir,   ii no   inut no  |������ .  ��������� 1..V/.*,.... \,, iiiiilikiii^ <iuy o.iiui ���������nt.ii.u.  Until further   notice   bur  GENERAL SALE  will  continue  only  on all  i  ��������� ���������������������������(���������ttr   f-i*>4-ik^rl������������       ���������*���������������_  ~      ~   '��������� J       XJ������WUOr|        Jl    IX*  Crockery  _   __rwi-Bi(������   sa  Jl   J_*V_-'V������-_  *A  I  LANCASTER   &   GO.  THE QUALITY  STOKE  r  Canadian Pacific Railway  EXCURSIONS TO  astern Canada & United  On Sale Dec, 1st to Dec. 31st, 1914  Three Months' Limit  I  VERY LOW FARES to Toronto, Hamilton, Sarnia,  Windsor, Montreal, Ottawa, Belleville;  Kingston  St. John,   Halifax,  and all  other   points in  "     Ontario, Quebec and Maritime Provinces  REDUCED RATES to points in Central States, including  Minneapolis,    St.   Paul,    Duluth,    Chicago,  Kansas City, and other points  Cheap Rail Fares in connection with Trans-Atlantic  Passages.    Return Limit 5 Months  All  further information  from any  Ticket  Agent,  or  R. M. Dawson, Dist. Pass. Agent? Calgary, Alfa,  The patriotic fund donations at Trail  now amou nt to $2,400.  The local orphan ts home opened in  Vernon in November has flvo inmates  alroady.  Pupils of ono of the rooms in Ross-  land school donated $60 to Belgian  relief work.  Trail skating rink was officially opened on Tuesday lost by Attorney  Gonoral Bowser.  Tho court houso officials at Greenwood are acting as distributors to the  needy in that town.  Rossiand claims its coldost day lost  year was zero. Three abovo is the  worst so far this year.  South Slocan Valloy Farmers Institute wants a convention of tho institutes in Kootenay and Boundary.  Bazaars aro money makers at TCol-  owona. The English church ludios  gathonvl in $858 at their affair this  year.  Speaking at Fornio on Friday Hon.  W. R. Ro������s announced ho would  again Book tho Conservative nomination in tho Fornio riding.  Pontlrton Fiirmtn-f. Institute will  petition tho government to enlarge  tho parcol post system ho 25 pound  packages of fruit may bo shipped by  mull.  Extra men havo boon taken on this  woek both at the mino and comciit  plant, Blairmore. It In expected that  both will bo running  full capacity by  11.  ..     I       ,,,������,.    .     I..   ......    0    ,1  ......    111,^11111111^   ltl    filly      ������H   kV    ^l.K.  Vernon Imai-d of trade believes there  arc I>00 hoi-Mc*. in tho Okanagan suitable for cavalry ti.mps and will urge  the government t<> purchase these for  tho iiinoot.0'1 troops to Uo ra.Hi-.ii in the  prov nice.  SYNOPSIS OF OOAL MINIG REGULATIONS  Coal mining rights of tho Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alherta  the Yukon Territory, the North-weBt  Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Colninbin,'hiay boleiiBOd  for a term of twenry-one years ut  au annual rental of $1 an aore. Not  more Mian 9,1560 acres will be lenRcd to  one applicant.  Application for a loaso must bo mode  by the applioant in person to tho Ageu.  or Sub-Agent of the district in whloh  ���������he rights nppliod for aro situated.  In surveyed territory tho land must  Uo described by eootlons, or legal sub-  dlviHiouB of eootlons, and In unsurvoyed  territory tho trnot applied for shall be  nt-iked o ul. by lho applicant hnn nol-..  Each application miiHt bo accompanied  by a foo of $C whloh will bo refunded it  tho rigbts applied for nro not available  but not otherwiHO. A royalty shall be  paid on tho niorohantal'lo output of tho  mine at tho rate of flvo oouta per ton.  Tho perHon operating tho niino shaH  fur ii it-ill the Agent with haoiii roturns  accounting for tho full quantity of luor-  **.in..tn������>l'' ooul mined end pnv thi*- royalty therein. If tho ooal mining rights  aro nor, boing operated, such returns  nhould bo furnished nt least, onoo a j-oai*  Tho toiiBO will include the ooal mining riglitn ouly, but tho lossee may b������  ponulttod to purohano whatever available ourfaoo rights may bo connidorotl  neooBuary Tor the working of tho mine  at tlio rato of $io nn acre.  For full information application tthonld  bo mado to tho Soorctarv of tho D������������imrt-  mont ot tbe Interior, Ottawa, or to nny  Agent or Sub-Agoiit of Dominion Laude  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minit-ter of tho Interior.  thin advorti-.anient will not bo piilrt for.  ���������oiiomt  *":-..������������������������������������ ������������������'���������.'���������_..,���������������*.  Sum    ;m  H4������rv*     >Y  wm  amssmm .-'..���������������������.Ti#si_������S^i*^,w^  ���������  ���������  r  ���������  v  Her  eogeaiice  Basil Toz-er  Ward,   Lock   &   Co..   Limited  London,   Melbourne and Toronto  ^  (Continued)  ��������� n tlxe porch,, however, when they  reached it there was uo sign of the  wounded man. Hugh picked up his  cont, still lying where- he had folded  it under- .Hannah's head, and pushed  open the door of. the house, 'iintering  i-i  tne  hall they saw  ting looking vory  the two women servants, disturbed hy  tive noise oir the recent struggle, were  hovering around iu a "state o!r great  alarm aud bewilderment.  ihey greeted the two young men  with it volley of excited cries, t_Ues-  tions, and exclamations, to which  Lord Ambrose replied briefly, while  llugh went up to the wounded uum  and looked at his injury.  "A nasty blow but not .-serious."  I iliiuk," Le said.  ���������"But who did if?" asked the cook,  with au accusing eye on her master,  whom she evidently suspected.*  "Why don't some one get. the poor  .man a doctor.?** demanded the housemaid.  "My   good   creatures*?'     said   Lord  Ambrose,   "do  please   keep    quiet 1  hnve sent for the police, who will be  here in a miuut,*.    There    im-.   boon  burglars1 "  ���������Burglars? who said burglar,'.'*'  cried. Haiinali, twite-Mug liis head  away from Hugh's hands nnd jumping  up  from   his  chair;   "who   said   burg-  hi tn, but iu fact i .*.;*.,��������� ..-i. *..������������������.���������. .--..j roa.it.  of surprise. A door mat- arising and  protesting against being used by its  owner to Avipe his feet on, would not  have caused the ���������* verage man more  astonishment tli an Lord Ambrose felt,  at this rebellion of ii is valet detected  in the very act of plunder. Lord ���������Ami-rose blinked at the opposite wall and  half supposed lie dreamed, and Hugh  stood  watching   intently.  "What is that?" he asked, pointing  (o something that seemed an irregularly shaped piece of dull glass or  crystal about tue size of - small  melon.  With a scream of joy, Hannah  snatched at nn envelope lie had at  last found.  "They never got it, they  never got  it," he howled, and even as he shout-  j cd this, -i*.  ho  snatched the envelope  up,  li is  expression   changed  suddenly  from  triumph   to  despair,  and  he let  himself   collapse   into   a   heap,   still.  Hannah there, sit-   However,   clutching   tlie   envelope   in  pale and ill," while'| iiis  hand.    "It has boon opened and  they have seen it?' he muttered iu the  voice of a dead man.  Hugh stooped down aud picked up  thi piece of dull glass'or crystal that  had attracted his attention. Ou it was  gummed'a slip of paper on which was  written in very small letters, "A  model of Lhe Tuggest diamond iu the  world���������exact to si/.e and shape."  ���������'Nonsense,'' said Hugh aloud,  "there is not a diamond in the world  one-half the siv-ro of this thing." lie  touched the shoulder of Hannah, wiio  seemed to have entirely collapsed.  "Oome, my man?' lie said, "what is  the meaning: oi all this?"  "Why. look?' Hannah muttered,  hold lug up this envelope, "they have  opened this and. seen  the figures."  "'Seen what figures?" asked Hugh;  ���������there is a  paper iu there still."  ".But   they   will  have read   it,"  repeated Hannah, dully, as he drew out  a sheet of yellow paper on which a  row  of figures seemed to be written,  i and looked at it, and flung it down on  j the   floor.    "What  is  the    nse  of  it  I now?" he muttered, "what is the use  of ic uow they have seen it?    I must  have been mad not to have burnt it  before."  And he got up from his knees and  went to a chair and sat on. it with  arms and head hanging down, like a  man  totally crushed.  **What is this?" asked Hugh, showing him the lump ot* dull glass he  held.  Hannah made no answer. It hardly seemed he heard or was conscious  of what was passing round him. Lord  Ambrose got up slowly from the bed  where he had fallen under the weight  of   the   handkerchief    Hannah     had  He presented a ghastly enough pic-  tare as he stood there wit in the blood  _-.u__ii-!g ins pale face bis in.-igufieant  features and narrow eyes suddenly  alight with some great passion, ot* desire cr fear it seemed, in the flame of  which one"might well fancy the whole  oi his smalt nature was transformed  ���������i-> by lire.  'Burglars."   repeated     Lord     Ambrose soothingly, "robbers, you know  I suppose they attacked you when you  opened the door, but they did not succeed in getting anything."  "How do you know "that? " cried  Hannah,   unexpectedly,   aud   turned,  Viud   W--T'-   ������*   !-h*_l  O.C *-��������� I���������������Sifv^'"^"*^  c*!_*_L   -!__.-  curtain nm .-wc-iu rushing up the  stairs, while the others stood and  ���������..tared after him.  ���������"Well, what next?" said Lord Ambrose.  "It has gone to his head." said ilie  housemaid, "and he is mud for ever  more."  "Which should he a lesson to Uiem  .���������is did it," said the cook, with her  suspicious eye alternating between  Hugh  and Lord  Ambrose.        " ���������  "Lee us follow him." said Hugh;  "come along. Boustead; you women  wait here till the police come."  The two young men ran up the  stairs after the valet; and were astonished a gam to flr-d that lie did not  pause at his mac* .er's room, but mado  his way up to the -.eoond floor, where  his own room was situated. He still  went unsteadily, with weak steps aud  groping with his hands, but. finding  the door ot his room he lurched  against it. and entered, and fell down  by tlio side of a trunk, which stood  in the middle of the room, and which  he at once opened and began io  search   with   a   wild  anxiety.  "I say," said Lord Ambrose to  Hugh, "door* Hannah think the burglars were after him and his belongings?"  "lt looks iike it," siiiil Hugh briefly.  "And I thought it was du I's silver," murmured Lord Ambrose; .���������behold a lesson against pride."  Hucjh did 1.01 iiuswer. hut entered  'Hannah's room, the door of which the  valid iit'd left, wide open, heedless or  ignorant I'.iiii he was followed, lie  ���������.vas still wildly searching in his  irunk, from which as Lord Ambrose  ��������� ���������ul.rrcd he ihivn- out a -very Hue om-  oroide-rod   waistcont.  "Horo. confound it." cried Lord Am-  rivigh was well convinced the man  was lying, but ho said nothing, aud  putting down tha lump of glass on  the bed he went .'on., of the room aud  down to the hall, where the two rather frightened and/ very bewildered  women servants were still waiting. He  ashed them if the.police had not come  yet, and ou their replying iu the negative ho sent them off to the kitchen,  and going himself to the front door,  looked out to seo if there were any  signs ot any policeman. But apparently Lord Ambrose's mes'senger had  either found his task difficult to execute or else had decided to rest content with one shilling without taking  the trouble to earn another. Hugh  waited for a moment or two and then  turned back into the hall, and after a  time he saw Lord Ambrose coming  down the stairs towards him.  "Why, what is the matter with  you?" he said, looking at hhn, for  Lord Ambrose's face was now as pale  as death, almost, ghastly, v,*hil . hia  eyes were bright as with a fever.  . "Tallentine," he said, coming up to  Hugh and speaking in a hoarse excited whisper: "Tallentine, what would  it be like, do you think? to be the  richest man the world  known?"  __efore Hugh could reply  tonishing question, "* the  suddenly appeared from behind:  "Oh, "if you ploa_e," she called eagerly, "here is the police, and he has  the worst of 'em, such a desperate female villian as never was, ;ind pretending to be selling .flowers so innocent like and all!"  (To be Continued i  has  ever  to this as-  housemai.d  c,   coiclung  .*' by  .love!"  ;ilu:     t,        thill?  inning his wild  night   of   Mil.*  'tlmt'  .-marled     Hannah,  and frantic search  man  might   who wnt*. seeking  ���������thing     that   was  more   than  hi.  '������ros  min'.  "'i*  cont  as a  sorr.i  life.  "Hullo." ���������al.'. Hugh, e.ilrilling sight,  ,.s he gla; ci.'tl round, of I wo ancient  iioiilc.-. o.'.vi.t���������'���������l with dust and eihwebs  Mint, were oil lhe v*. asiibtiind; "whlll  nre thi.st-V vour iiian knows good  ���������liml.-,  I   think.'1  "'I'he best wine l'\e got," .dtoiilnrt  Lord \i-il-ro:;e furiously; "you confounded villain, llitiuiah~ that'll my  old i ori, and thero were only six liot-  iii leiY ami lie jiai. Milieu i<\o, ay  .rov**!"  Ih'nali, .dill furiously searching In  hlu hex. took no notice of Hi's nul-  bp-ak.     Lord   Ambrose,   lltislu-d      with  ,;,      :; I ' i i r-. r I. I I i I 111.      I .11 l'l.     . I      , . ' I * JI      ���������' I) -  liim,  when   Hugh   cln eked   hlni  .|iiiil. ;*;<���������:.i ul <-.  wait,   won't  you?"  he  nit Id,  "hone  arc   i.iy   ln.-sl   nilk   lien,"  ���������il  Lord  Ambrose ������������������.���������.Hit-illy, iih  the trunk.  "I should just like to see how much  more of my property this rascal has,'  tie said: "then when the police came  1 will give liim. in charge." With a  very pained, indignant look he picked  up the silk tie of his he had noticed.  **He might have let me wear the thing  just qnce," complained Lord Ambrose sadly; *'the oue I put on to go  to Lady H ante's because I thought 1  hadn't got another, was simply shabby."  "Is this yours?" asked Hugh, showing* him the lump of dull glass.  "No, what is it?" asked Lord Ambrose, and read the neatly written  label. "Rubbish," he said, "there  never was u, diamond that size���������lord,  if there weve---hi, you, Hanah, v.-neie  did you steal this?"  "That's mine," said Hannah, sulkily,  "you put that down."  ���������  "Oh, yours, is it?" saiil Lord Ambrose; "the police had better see  about; that, I think. And what about  my wine, my ties, my handkerchief���������  merciful heavens!" he broke off with  a yell of rage_.os moving some of the  contents of the trunk he suddenly  caught sight of a box full of his best  cigars. "Oh," said Lord Ambrose,  moved almost to tears, "and think of  what I've boeu smoking, because I.  couldn't afford any more Havnnahfi,  and here they are by the hundred.  Vou shall go fo gaol for this, my  man."  "Why, whnt are yon going to do?"  askod Hanah, looking at him.  "I am going to give you in charge,  of course," declared Lord Ambroso  furiously, "the moment the police  conic."  "Von always were a fool," said Hannah slowly, "hut surely you aro not  such a fool ns 'liul."  Lord   Ambrose,  gi-ispoil   with   n   froHh  shook   of   surprise   and   full     a   step  Intel.wards;  then his face cleared.'  "Oh," he nald  lo  Hugh, "i  seo  lhe  Island   of   Cyprus  Cyprus, which has been annexed by  Great Britain, is the third largest island in the Levant. It has a length  of 140 miles and. an average breadth  of 45, the total area being 3,584 square  miles. Cyprus has been a protectorate of Great Britain since 1S78, much  as Egypt has been controlled by the  British, although both in reality belonged to Turkey. This is not the  flrst time that Cyprus comes definitely aud distinctly under British control, Richard 1. having conquered it  ou his way east when on the Third  Crusade. From 1570 and three centuries thereafter, or up till 187S, Cyprus was under Turkish rule, and w;as  forced, to. endure all the usual forms  of Turkish misrule and cruelty. Since  1878, it has heen admirdsterea  through the British colonial office by  meaus of an arrangement mude with  Turkey in that year. The government  is carried out by a high commissioner, assisted by executive and legislative councils.  The island of Cyprus had a population in 1901 of _!37,02-\ consisting  largely of Greeks and Turks, About  twenty-two per cent, of Ihe inland adhere to the Mohammedan religion.  The island produces the usual Mediterranean traits, wines, lobucco, still.,  sponges, some grain aud a considerable amount, of mineral wealth. The  capital is Nicosia, which is located in  the interior, iho two chief ports being Limnsol and Larnaca. Now that,  Cyprus is a definite pari of the Hi-IUsh  empire, it is only to be cxpoctoil that  a more vigorous policy in connection  with tho development of the ii.ih.ind'.i  resources and Iho cultivation of its  commerce will he proceeded with. The  island Is nn important. posses-ion, as  It commands ilm Lovniil.-���������.Vl'ontrenl  .Journal  of ('oniriorce.  ror i game���������tlio scamp men an to plead   iu-  only  have  ...... I'o  -.-. a I'd*:  vill.   ,i  ".Met  "It nt.  .el'e   In  i il' 'il.Uii  ime   i  ii.  ���������hit   ii,  ��������� i.tli,   >'  nn*   Hit  ��������� nii>.  ���������'W  are!   i  l.o.  li.*-!.  aeal'el  I'll  nil  i';tl   'in,  iii'der he  ill"!  nl in  l , i'.l'iili  laundry  ��������� .it i ��������� r.r,  ���������11 lake I  lie.*, ;��������� 111  I \ iel.ro i  ',.    .1    ll.o  is   llllll*',  ,,oii    lliiel,  |leO|)!e   hlni  . I* r ��������� 11 i -. r "  ,"    'ul.tl'lr -i'-  iI".   I'aee  fell    !>:te*.  ilow    1** f.*f  ���������'���������un n;:  .|iu..a*il *  tno--  JIV. I,  tin .*.'  "and  i liiii-  liYl  tlmt  i laC'iiih,  liml  lho  tu'i ri hrown  sun ity.  !     "No, I don't," sniil   Hannah, "1  nny    thore is  nothing hero yon  not given  me  iiiyi-tclf."  "Vo'i can tell thai, tnlu in the police  court, my ninu," fiani  Lord  AmhroK'.'.  "If 1 conld speak to yon alone, my  Joi-d," nnitl Hannah, suddenly rnsuiii-  Ing his usual respectful demeanor, "I  nm iiui'o I could bring the mm fuels  of iho caso to your hird-diip's memory."  ���������Well. 1 nm ��������� lowed," said Lord  .���������.iuliroKi*, who could Ihlnk of nothing  elso lo say. Then lie looked nt Hugh;  "What do you  think, Tallcntiiie?"  "Vou might Ileal* \vhat. ho has to  .'.'.; . pi ���������.���������ha-/-." ..aid Hu:;'.i, 'Til wai' In  lho hull, if you like."  He inrneii inwards Ui" door :\r, ho  spoke, ufill holding in hin liiind tlio  lump of diil] glnsN ho hnd picked up.  "1 hog youi' pnnli.ui, sir," suhl Hannah, "bill, would yii lcnvo Unit, air?  It was lho !'av..vlli. plaything of my  Hull., niult-i* what, ilit.'d when she wan  ihi-ce, and "I" have Uc'il 11 ever ���������.inco  iti   uminory of her."  "What does I hi,, label OM il ltieiili,  then'.''' naked   llngii.  "<)li,  ihi't  win;   laat,  wiltien   on  one  nay   I or   a    .lol.e,   .a--.'    aii;e,\ nt'ei  e -"lly ;    "ol    I   >lir,.i> .Hie|*i.  wa'i n  diamond  oae  'in11' i\ini. ji;  nor a twentieth  of It ell nor.  cnas,  Isn't  nskotl  The   Limit  "Tllowad   In a   moan  old  he?"  snld Mack*.  "Whnt   In   lit*   dving   now  Pilnck.  "Ilo Is feeding his gold llah on white  [inittebonrd ami making thoiu Imagine  II Is flsh food," replied .Miick,--('lnclii-  natl  l.iiqulroi*.  A BACKACHE  ������������������with burning, highly colored  urine-���������nre sure signs of wen!: or  nillftinim-d Kidneys, f.in pup.  cure nil Kidney ,nu\ .|)|���������tlder  J roubles, r-lle. a box, 0 for $2.50,  ���������at all dealers;  Highly  Qualified  Men  Sent  Over   World  to   Gather  liifrori-.iation  Very   grave  considerations*,  are   attached to tlie question -of-.German espionage iu I-ritaiii.   All countries spy.  It is merely a matter of whether it is  done well or not.   The German .spy is  tho ���������������������������widest spread form of the evil existing n l<_u_'opo.   All have been awa- j  otf t.ho disease, but Hone seem to have  round the remedy.  Since the outbreak,, of the war the j  sasverofit restrictions have* been taken  to obviate the leakage of news, censors closely investigate every despatch front-whatever source, telephone  conversations in foreign languages, are  instantly out.off and every possible  precaution is taken. Yet German spies  In England���������whoso name is legion-Y  laugh at. British primitive mefhods  aujlr manage to get all that transpires"  at "the front through to Berlin and  elsewhere, as well as a good deal more  that is cleverly "collected" of a far  more intimate character.  How is this done? Much criticism  is levelled at military aiid civil authorities for the. leniency displayed iu  the civil courts, and elsewhere, to-~  wards spits who are caught, more or  less "in-the act." The Germau method  of instantly shooting spies or hanging them, is quoted, and Britain is  voted the easiest going and less suspicious country in the world.  Urgent demands are made thaiTall  Germans���������naturalized or otherwise���������-  oe "chased" from British shores, ar  enclosed in a compound from which  any attempt to escape would at once  be followed by a sentry's bullet. This  is no easy matter and cannot be accomplished in a moment, be the authorities ever so eager in its prosecution.  That.it should be done there is little  little room to doubt. The fault really lies in the system which has permitted such shoals, of Germans and  other "undesirables" to land without,  until recently, any*'organized system  of registration or means of tracing  new arrivals, after they have been  some little time in the country.  When the Aliens act was passed in  1905 a certain restriction was imposed  upon    the    scum    of    Europe    being  'dumped'' upon Britain's shores, aimed   chiefly  at. persons  from  southern  Europe, lauding -here iu a jstate of penury  or disease  without  relatives    or  definite means, of subsistence later on.  It   made   no   provision,   however;   for  that more dangerous and higher class  of intruder; from    which    the higher  class df German spy has been taken.  Take  the case of that master spy,  Armgaard  Karl ��������� (Jraves,  whose niHch-i  nations,  it  will be  remembered,    the  New York American    made considerable efforts   to unmask some months  ago without avail owing to the absolute refusal on the part of the British  government authorities to give any information abont    him.    Graves   is as  well known in  America    as he is in  London.    His  skill and  ingenuity  at  his trade is well set forth in a book  he  lias  jurt  published   entitled "The  Secrets  ol'r the  German  War  Office."  Whether it be exaggerated, sensational  or a distorted  record  of  facts,   it  proves beyond doubt the thoroughness  of the German spy system, tlie utter  .mscrupulousness   of   those     even   in  high places and the splendid effieency  with which the work allotted them is  carried out by the; German professional spy.  litre, thou, is the real answer to  the '-luestion as to how it is done. No  German spy is sent out on his difficult mission without a complete training in the art of discovering tlie secrets of the country whose "intelli-  g nee" departmout he has to probe.  A stern code of "do's" and "don't's" is  thoroughly 'instilled into him. He  must learn-just like a trained burglar���������how lo assume disguises and act  parts af a moment's notice. Absolute  silence in nil* company as to his missions must bo adhered to. Too much  association with petticoats, who may  bo decoy ducks, is discointonanced.  lie becomes a number, not a unit,  from fho day he enters the soi-vieo  seriously. He must avoid the telephone, the telegraph, and the cablo  ns much as possible. A. pro-arranged  cipher may only ho used in urgent  cases. Ho must bo nil export in  nmthonintics', trigonometry, surveying  draughtsmanship antl nil tho arts  nee. usury to take quick and accurate  estimates of vestsels, forts, harbors in  I lie hind lo which lio 1st as.tlgncd.  This Karl Graves was I rained under ilie direct, tutelage of tho imperial Horvid-e and learned nil about torpedoes, guns, idc., from tteiontlfk! and  highly (itialilleil military and naval of-  ntcrs. lit* has proved a past master  In the art. of many disguises. At one  llmo wn llnd hlm a millionaire from  Mouth Africa studying and getting  in tow whh special * mugs" ilirough  lhe medium of the green cloth, at another lu> Is attached to the German  lnmpH.nl in Turkey Hpoolallzlng on  Asiatic dhinai'nH as a I'osuilt; of his  medical training hut. really spying; In  the fcUi-iHii WtdtleinontH ho jirocoodetl  lo got "pliius, data, and photographs*"  nf the llrillsli now naval huso there  while posing as a tourist. Interested  In ii'oploal botany, He had rioino inter-  oHtiug experiences among fho muniig-  oi'.s of Lipton'.-' tea plantation,, iu Ceylon. When arrested air itosylji on the  .'���������|rlh of Forth particularn of every  vosHid in lite Hritlsh navy, ovory naval  liiuto, foHlleullonH ami strategic point  in Great, Britain was found upon him.  And for thin tho highest, Hillary ho  i nir noil lu Ills prime waa $2,r.il() per aiu  miiiii with nn unlimited margin for  uxpcuscH, lhe hitter being n.ever i|iien-  tlonoil, while bonuses are given for big  '���������ftlih'i  Better Light and  More of It  .gROS^NE  light is bestibr  young eyes and old  eyes alike.    The  ii\  lamp gives you  kerosene light at its  be st ���������- a steady,  generous glow that  reaches every corner of the room.  The RAYO does not  smoke or smell. It is  made of solid brass,  nickel-plated. It is easy  to light, easy to clean,  easy to rew_ck. At  dealers everywhere.  Made in Canada  R0YA:_1TE OIL U but for ������li mm  0L CO  THE IMPERIAL  Winnijwe    Calgarr.  "!_-_e-       Halifax  VaoteuT.r Toronto  - _ _   .    Refill*  QnebcC       Halifax     Ed__o__n_  limited  Maatrcal  Saalntan  Ottawa  tit  ������������������Hi-iHlmniHi'inl  GREAT FEAT OF FRENCH PATR0L  Hold     Huge     Body    of    Germans in  Check  and   Retire  After  Long  Battle  Lieutenant Verlin is honorably  mentioned in General Joffre's order o������  the day for a remarkable feat lu tho  valloy of the 6ise. Surrounded by ..the  enemy while :eugaged iu scouting, lie  managed tp rejoin his regiment a������ter  losing 37 -lien out of 50. A survivor  now in a hospital here gives an account of the adventure.  The reconnaissance party was operating on the r.ight bank of the Oise.  Its members were told that Uhlaus  had been seen in the neighborhood but  there was no information about their  number or the road they had followed.  The lieutenant "Iind decided to continue tl.pi reconnaissance when the  enemy was'sighted in considerable  numbers, He ordered his men, therefore, to rejoin the regiment as rapidly  and as secretly as possible, but they  were discovered. The section gained  the wood under the firo of the enemy,  bnt without losing a single man. They  wero then deployed at great interval-^  and'tool, any shelter they eotild*".find.  When the onomy approached It was  found to number G.OOO or 7,000. The  lieutenant encouraged his mon by going from one to tlie other and ordered them to husband their ammunition.  IC the enemy charged tho wood tho  llttlo party would havo lioon annihilated, but. if was evidently deceived  by tho way in which the lire was managed. Tlio tiny t'orlio kupL lln ground  until midnight. At that moment only  III wero in a condition ..to continue .the  light. The lloutonaht addressed? hip  men:  "Men onI'nills, wo uiu.il leave at n'-ny  cost,    ('(miho Ilro and got on Iho road.  Perhaps we can got away in tho tl.irk,  as the Gonna nn will not daro to von-,  lure Into \hc wood.'*. ..  Before this rotiromeht tho (lormaufl  fo'nrirxl an ainhiiHh antl hoidtutod^to advance, hi tlmt way tho llttlo 'party  got. away, and nt dawn reached 'thoir  roglmont, whoro the colonel embraced  Ihoiu.  How   Did   She   Know?  Tho young man carol'ully roniosod  lho cigars from ills vest pocket, anil  .placed tliom on tlio piano. Then In  opened hlu arms.  Itul. lho young girt did not flutter t.<  thom.  ������������������You," she said coldly, ���������"have lovod  before."    Chicago IteruM.  ___������*.*���������   _'.iv)i''*i<cl'J4  lffl_cUf5m   Roof   Pills  nre juwt, tl.o't-iR.it medi'-in*. ter 1h������  childi-Mi. When they arccoiitilipnt***.!  ���������when thoir lo'dney. arc oulrlpK'Oi-dcr  ���������when over-indulgcnco inw noma  favorite food gives them ind.Roatiou  ���������-Dr. Morne's Itulinn Root Pdlft will  ���������.-..*  "V  I  An Trhdi uivi lenlturiil Jtmnuil ndvor-  liite-i ii. new v.-iuthlng machine under  lho bonding: "Kvory mnn hlu own  w.i.''her\wi'ii'Ui." The name paper. In  1tn ciillnarv doiitii'lnienl. wnys Ihiit. "l������o������  intof-H shonlti no botiuii in cold water."  ���������iin,iy 'iii,*. .min iiuih.  nlile, they neither olcltcn.  _'iis������.My ..nd  Purely vfnetnble,  wci hen or gripe, like liare-h nti rgaUvoiC  Guard   your  childicn't.   licaltli   by  alwaya kcepha a box or Dr. Morse's  Indian Hoot 1'ilbin thc lioute, They,  i  K������0f������   tH������  Cfc-&**t.*������n   W������ll  M   ,v  ...iA___._.i:__i������__... l'_." ** .---' u-!���������������/' 11...._..__)_!--  -'I   ���������:'. A!  At Iki  /THE BS-VIBW, CSJaSTON. _8- C  V*������  /  &  m MM iftT 1-J_-__MM-_-M_My__  1i/lo1_r_-_ti f*1^_en  AVAW.SS.V   ������d_JU__p  ��������� *���������������*������  its  Jlllt_S'';  ���������BB^'-v  ������?:  mmhti  ^���������i-V.-'v-jfif';.  IS'''������-..^'1''-.-"  ���������Hmesia ten When the Hver is right ttie  atomoch and bowels ate right. 7?���������..,_  CARTER'S LITTLE  UVER PILLS  gently but firmly corn  pel a lazy liver to  do iu duty  Cures Con.  ���������lipation,  indices*  lion,  Sick  Headache, and Distress after Eating.  j Small Pill, Small Dose, Small Price.  Genuine mmt bear Signature  Card Required In Storing Potatoes  Potatoes should be thoroughly dry  and should be stored In a cool, well  ventilated cellar or storeroom which  is perfectly dark. DoYnot pile the  potatoes in heaps on the floor or  against the wall;' slats.slibuld be hailed about one inc__ apart and four  inches from the wall; a temporary  floor should be laid about four inches  above the permanent floor, with openings between the boards. This*will allow the air to .circulate through the  pile: l_arge piles sliould have ventilators running through them. These  should be made of wood, with slats on  two sides for openings.  The temperature of the cellar or  storehouse sliould be kept as nearly  as possible at from 33 to 35 degrees.  The cooler potatoes are.'kept without,  freezing, the better. If too warm, their  value for seed is. lessened,'-.as they  sprout too early.���������J. F��������� in Conservation.  IS YQL'&  id Ann. mn.t*j*t9ix/0x  ass?  '.  Minard's  Liniment Cures Diphtheria.  Tobacco and the Army  There was a* time when the sender  of tobacco to the troops would not  have received the thanks of the authorities at the war office. Such charity would never have done for the  Duke. In 1845, for instance, Wellington issued the order, "The commander-in-chief has been informed that  the practice of smoking has become  prevalent among the officers of the  army, w'hich is not only in itself a  species of intoxication occasioned by  the fumes of tobacco, but undoubtedly  occasions drinking and tippling by  those who acquire the habit, and he  entreats the officers commanding regiments to prevent smoking in the  messrooms and to officers' of junior  rank in the regiments.'" Today, even  the Lancet applauds practice with  the pipe!  ffoQFJJgS&otiI   is the indirect cause of much  winter sickness���������it allows chills,  invites colds and sickness.  Nourishment alone makee* blood���������  riot drugs or liquors���������and the nourishing food in Scott *# Emulsion charges  summer blood with winter richness  and increases the red corpuscles.  _ It* Cod Liver Oil warms  the body, fortifies the lungs,  and alleviates rheumatic  tendencies.  YOUR DRUGGIST MAS IT.  5CO TTV-.TV* DOWN C-.   TO ll-NJ O.". CTH-T:K!U  Lighting Up Old  Forges  The French government has placed  an order for 1,500,000 horseshoes with  Scottish Iron and Steel Company,  Coatbridge,   Scotland.  One of the works acquired by the  company, that of the Coatbridge Iron  Works, held an exclusive patent'for  Great Britain for the manufacture of  horseshoes by mechanical means,_3jid  at one period did an enormous business. _���������  Competition from Germany proved  too strong and the making of the  shoes had to be stopped two years  ago. These works were entirely stopped. . Now that this order by the  French government has been secured  the works will be re-opened.  Another factory in the town is working overtime in making barbed wire.  ���������London Chronicle.  AEROPLANE    HAS    AIDED   ALLIES. |w  Have as Good Aircraft and as Ussful  - as Germans  Published reports that Fr'edch aero-  planes are never seen above the  French Hues while many machines of  the enemy are constantly reconnoiter-  ing over the heads of tno-E-_r_._i._ii soid  iers, has brought forth a defensive,  official explanation of the operations  of the French aviation service.  This report sets forth that French  aviators are operating not only in  German lines, but conj_ideraby to the  rear of them. Th.e names of aviators  are never mentioned officially, but  their exploits have been noue the less  numerous and brilliant.  Note books found on dead Germans,  the statement sets forth, prove that  the French aviation force is performing its duty. One instance of the  effectiveness of the corps is found in  the throAving of one bomb which killed thirty men and fifty horses of the  enemy at a time when a certain detachment of cavalry was assembling?  Many other instances of efficient wonc  are given. In conclusion the statement says that this new arm of the  service has fulfilled successfully the  promise made for it, but that it will  never replace any weapon now in use.  Clean Stomach, Clean Mind.���������The  stomach is the workshop of the vital  functions and when it gets out of order the whole system clogs in sympathy. The spirits flag, the mind  droops and work becomes impossible.  The first, care should be to restore  healthful' action or the stomach and  the best preparation for that purpose  is Parmolee's Vegetable Pills. Gener.d  use for years has won them a leading  place in medicine. A trial will attest  their value.  wk ���������  Yitf  ���������.'-r&?.i ���������'"������������������.  ���������-���������vJs>Y  ' ������'  ...' *.������>.,...���������.  ���������-**.'.v'S'A"^..  ' m.' ?  pi?  ���������$te'-,f '-> ���������  '&?M Y  [ ������������������,     -el-*.:-)?*/, r  '.** rr *; .v'*!.-'-}":-*} "���������'  l* ti-ti''*:'-W'    '  'rMt-'+.ttih'f "  Atititim  ^ ,%���������-i-y-'W,  Y#? "W'1  b   (&<'���������      'ft.-"-1 ��������� ,  r    ',"#'.    ������������������   ��������� Ti''1.;'  /'E:,*:.*?.v^-.i:*'.**  mtilBti  L-|;g#..!i_:_������������--ll*  '  Though we have somewhat advanced prices  because of the increas-  ed cost and scarcity of  raw material, the usual  high  standard  of our  quality will be   maintained.  Another Nebula Coming  The latest frc-ra the skies is that  there is a big nebula coming in the  direction of the earth at the rate o^  one hundred miles a second. If that  nebula strikes us it will be like a ton  of coal falling on a gnat. It will overwhelm us and annihilate us. Its speed  is more than three billion' miles a  year.  One might think at that rate it  might soon reach us, but it never will.  It will veer off into endless space long  before it would strike the earth. But  think of the distance and its coming  one hundred miles a second and never  g.xxs���������.^ t. ���������*,-.    ������x  1.. ���������������  ���������������->.. r������4*p  ci,iui_   iicio, xi !._  ������_\J 1������^_   OH.  No man or woman should hobble  painfully about because of corns when  so certain a relief is at hand as  Holloway's  Corn Cure.  gives oue an idea of the bigness of the  universe and the littleness of the  earth, and to lead one in the ways  of modesty and simplicity, where selfishness and unkindness are never  tolerated and the rule of purity, honor  and duty becomes the law of gravitation.���������Ohio State Journal.  An American railroad has adopted  the suggestion brought forward by  one of.its engineers; that engine inspectors be given magnifying glasses^  in order that they may be more  readily detect such damage and imperfections on axles and wheels as  flaws and cracks. Iu this is seen the  practical value of the safety-first  campaign, in that the suggestion  came from an employee, and it is to  This fact  he noted that the company suitably  FIRES    AND    FOREST    FERTILITY  J  Children Teething  BABY 13 VERY COMFORTABLE AND  LAUGHS DURING THC TEETHING  PERIOD.   THANKS TO  Mrs. Winslows  Soothing Syrup  PURELY VEGETABLE���������WOT NARCOTIC  Won Fame on its Merits.���������The .unbounded popularity that Dr. Thomas'  Eclectric Oil enjoys is not attributable  t. any elaborate advertising, for it  has not been so advertised, but "is entirely duo to the merits of this Oil  as a medicine. In every city, town  and hamlet in thd country it is  sought after solely because of its  good qualities.  rewarded him by presenting him with  an "honor button," and granting him  a month's leave of absence with pay.  A Rise in Corn  Always follows the use of Putnam's  Corn Extractor, which cures all kinds  of Cornif in 24 hours, without pain.  Putnam's gives the best results. Use  it.  Destruction of-the Timber Only  Part  of   the   Immense   Damage  Done  Experts state that forest soils have  lost and are losing much fertility owing to forest fires which, doing apparently little immediate damage, rob the  soil of accumulations of humus. In  many sections land is being cleared  for farming and, where such forest  land has not been burned, there is a  large percentage of vegetable matter  which provides considerable fertility  and a good texture. Moreover, as this  soil has a greater capacity to absorb  and retain moisture, it is less likely.to  be washed and gullied under heavy  rains. For these reasons, iii addition  to the damage to standing timber,  authorities agree that wood lands  should be very carefully safeguarded  against fire.  Just a little "Old Dutefc"  quickly takes away every  particle of grease and dirt������������������  leaves utensils clean and  bright. '  Equally effective on -wooden*  ware and cutlery. No kind  of uncleanliness can withstand its magic cleaning qualities.  Try it on hard things to  clean.  Don't  Be  Without  It.  FREE TO ALL SUFFERERS  If jrOUf-Ol'OUT _(H_[tT-' *HITN POWN" 'linT Old III,_������-,_'  SUrrCR from KIUNKV, ni.M-Uttlt, NLUVOUS i.isicasf.s,  CHROMIC, WKAKNKrfS.UCCltn^.iiKIN KUl*** I'lONH,I'll.1-8,  wrlto for PRI-B cloth nn-.Ni> *.u;i"i.:m. hook of  tli_������_ i11._������__9 uml woND-fCni'i-i. d'nrs offe-tei-l b  TH-NWrBBNOH IIBMEDY. rvl.1  r'.v.: Wkl.t -  H>.j" ���������'���������.,.���������.-'M:|  mm  r-������,',i  '���������* '  *',*���������/  ���������������������������iM'   -rj  ���������  ^'Sia::'"^./*'  '.Mm'':  BWiiJtt-i-7f''>**J'  _���������'  WW������  f-W  mm������)  iAiWj,,.. ��������� i.������11  ffkffit  TUJETC-ADI _m IWI n"<1 <loc(7l .tnr  fTi-r������m������.ly.������oi y.iui.ijwN ulliiiriii. .-ilirioliifly fRBB  Ma*rollnwui> c'lr.iiliira. NunltllKnllnnn. OS. I.i:Ci.uko  MKn.CO,IIAVKII!IVOr.:;nil,llAMI*KTKM) J.ONUOM.UNO  iri want -_o.r-Kovic '-Hurai-ion will cvkk V������lf.  PATENTS  3"eathcratonhaugh & co��������� head offlco,  King stroot oast, Toronto, Cauadn.  "I hope," Hithl.tho kind lady, as sho  handed tho trump a penny, "you'll not  squander  this   on   vllo  liquor."  "Don't you bo alarmed, ma'aiu, I  Always .drink tho host."  Mlnard'o Liniment Cures Distemper.   *  Doctor���������Do mo you talk In your  Bleep?  Patlont-No; J tnlk in otlmr people's  Tm n ���������clorgymnn.  ti^ti  *mt  ���������  '���������*-���������" ���������'-������������������*- - ���������-P,,-.---lf.-tr.���������������������.|l���������......,-rr-.������...*-V���������������'  Protracted Defensive Fighting  That success waits on the one who  undertakes the offensive has been recognized many times in accomplishments of a peaceful nature, and that  the same rule holds good in war, Is  illustrated iu the recent operations of  the armies iu Europe. It has been  generally conceded that real success  in war results only from offensive  operations.  It ls truo that In order to gain time  to complete tho mobilization of Its  troops, or for otacr roasons, a nation  lu danger of _nvaslon by a more  powerful cr better prepared, neighbor  may be compeled to assume a defensive attitudo. Its highly disciplined and efficient armies skilfully  handled, may bo able to infiict tremendous losses on the Invader by repeatedly compelling him to attack and  carry strong dofo.nsivo positions, previously prepared, In order to continue  hi., ndvnnco Into the defender's territory. Tho defenders, by a succession  of woll timed and orderly retreats to  tiolooted positlous in tho rear, miiy  -...eceed ln drawing their moro aggressive opponents into a position whoro  all tho advantages, strategics and tacl-  cal. will then bo on tho sldo of tho  defender*.. All .his*, howovor, will re-  ���������suit in llttlo or no advantage to tho  dofondora unlosf thoy aro proparod  and willing promptly to aosumo tho  olfoiiBlvo at tho psychological moment, and tlniri turn lho tables on tho  woiikonoil onomy and Irlvo him out of  the country.  A protracted dofonco Is dangerous.  liocoiK, ovonU show that a Hkllful  coinmaudor can play lt successfully  against tho host armies tho world has  ovor muni. Wu arc not yot in position  to count tho cost or to prodlct tho  ultimate results. At date of writing  tho counter offonslvo is mooting with  HlK-CQHH.      TlllH   lb   III   UUCOl'd    With 'till!  I'Ulc.-.   Oi"   iho  t;'uiu*.  \Mistook the Craft  I-I. G.. Wells,. tho_ novelist, tells of  a deaf old fisherman who was out in  a rowing boat one day when a motor  boat near him sprang a,leak and im-*  mediately sank.  Its occupants shouted, but thc old  man sat puffing at his pipe and paid  no attention. Finally they managed  to swim to liis boat and clambered  aboard.  One of them yelled indignantly at  him: "Confound you! Why didn't  you lend a hand? Didn't you see we  vere sinking?"        . ���������   **  .  "Lor' bless yer," he gncped in reply,  "I saw yer right enough, but 1  thought you was ono of thein submarines."  iOc{������r  "Gentlemen, Is not ono man as good  as anothor?"  "Of courso, ho Is," shouted the Irish  chartist, "aud a great deal bettor."  Baby's Own Tablets are au absolute  cure for childl-oou constipation. They  j-Gvc.-v.fo-n-Lo regulate the bowels and  sweeten the stomach, and unlike castor oil, their action is mild and they  arc pleasant to take. Concerning  them Mrs. G-. Morgan, Huntsville, Ont.,  says: "My baby was greatly troubled  with constipation aud. colic till I began giving her Baby's Own Tablets.  The Tablets are surely the best, remedy I know of'for little ones as they  quickly banished all signs of constipation and colic. I would use no other  medicine for baby." The Tablets nre  sold by medicine dealers or by mail  at 25 cents a box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brock ville, Ont.  He Might Have  Two Irishmen, bent on robbery,  held up a passing Scotchman. After  a long, fierce light, iu which th������  Scotchman almost had the better ot  it, they succeeded in conquering him.  A thorough search of hie clothes  disclosed on. lone five cent piece.  "Troth, Pat," said Mike, disgustedly, "if he'd ha-i tin cents instead of &  nickel he'd have murthered the two of  ns."  K    i:.- .:'L-r=--'  M  <? ���������t-v'-v'-v-T'','!  BOY'. HEAD A  T  Tranip���������If you'll gimme a rae������l,  mum, I'll promise to turn over a new  leaf.  Mrs. Subbubs���������Never mind about a  new leaf, take the rake and turn ovor  those old leaves on the lawn. Then  remember that oue good turn deservet  another, and koep on till you get tliem  Into a pile.  VV, N. U. 1020  A Handy Mpn  A. woman In lho country recently  udvortlHoil In tho local papers for a  ���������'Iliuidy man."    -"  "What I want." sho nald to tho llrsfc  applicant, "Ih a man that will do odd  jobM about tho houso, run orrandt),  ono that novor aiiHwers back and iu  always rondy to do what I want."  "A!i," r.nlil tli;* applicant, ac he  tiiruod away, "It's a husband you'r������  looking for, imi'mii."  Alberta  Farm  Products  According to  Ugiireu    prepared  by  -f 1*. r\    ���������*-******' (*������*. r-li'tl    /I r������*'.rt%��������� ��������� ���������tr-,'*-! a���������������. l     r*.f    -.im'I.miI  In Blisters.- Itched and Burned  Badly. Had to Put Gloves On  Child's Hands, Cuticura Soap  .ind Cuticura Ointment Healed.  ��������� ���������   ���������       m- ��������� ���������"-  10 Abbott Ave,, Toronto, Out.���������"My  boy had oczomn badly all ovor, bub hla  bond was vory bad and was affuctod most.  It camo out In bUnton* and lb  wnt. n, Nlgtit in look nt. Tli  itchod and burnod ho badly  that 1 liud to imi uio n't. uu lliu  cliUd'H linnd.. It came out  .lrst on hla faco noar tlio car..,  thon wont to Ills head and then  on IiIh body. Illalioad was  lllco a fish It wns ho bad.  "I lined -���������'���������, alHO ,  and others,  and nothing did .  him any good.   I tcavo thom  up  and  tried Cuticura  8on_.  _              f>������vl  OI*nimr>������������ft      T  u-*M  -Hiroi.  cakon of Cuticura Hoap and two boxea or  CuUcm-iv Ointment and ut tho end of i_lx  weeks lio vrwi entirely cu.od.", (Hlgnod)  Mru. Carroll, Jan. 1,1014.  Samples Froo by Malf  For plnmlMi and blacktiou-lu tho followliuc  lu a mout offoctlveand oconomlial troittnioiU:  Coutlyiimcar tho&ffoctcd party with Outlcuri*.  Olnlm-. nt, on tho ond of tho flnnor, but do not  rub. Wa.hciiT llinOiillciiiaOlntiiuml In flvo  inliiutcN with Cutlour* Boap uud hot wator  aud coutlnuo liatltiiiK for boiuo tui nutos. This  trfatmont l������ bosu ������m rlnlnr. and r-nlrinR. At  othor time* iuto Cuticura Hoap frooly for the  lolU't and lHil,1i,to-a-*ial������tln -jtrovontlnft Inflnni-  jrnutlon. Irritation and ctouglntt of tho porcm.  iiUia   liy   UiU_,K>nl_   UUU   ur.ou.u   Hiluub'Wi'v  01. M     ,W.M-1,������ t   II-..-.I-I.1     ������������^r^������*lA     0.P   ll*0)l     F*-������'lll*-*|  Wire Fencing and Trees  Occasionally,      iu      running    wire  fences, it is necessary to attach the  wires to trees.   In doing so, it is had  practice to use staples to attach tlie  wiro directly to the treo, thus ensuring  that  tho  wiro  will become over  grown  and  imbedded    in  the  wood.  Not only Ir the tree thereby ruined or '  injured but, further, it is impossible!  to remove tho fencing without cutting,  either the wiro or the troe. I  A better way, protecting both the  treo and tho fence, io first to nail lo  tho tree a strip of wood about four  inches wide and one Inch thick, of a  length to suit tho height 0. the fenca,  Tlie. wire fence enn tlien bo stapled  tcrihls strip This will Hocuro tlie  fenco and will not lutori'ore with tho  tree growth. *  Minard'a Liniment Cures Colds, etc.  Austria   Punished  Whon Austria so arrogantly mado  her demands upon Horvia, lato in July,  the world regarded hor ati a great  power wrongfully attempting to coorco  a weaker nation. She wai. conildenl,  of course, of her ability to compel  Sorvla to her way ol* thinking, irrn-  spoctlvo of tho rights of tho case. Sho  thought sho could repeat the coup by  which sho obtained pohhohhIoii of Bosnia and Horzogovlnu u t'ow yours boforo.  Now she Is strlckon to tho point of  exhauntlon. A correspondent nt Bomo  roiuIh n graphic doHcrlidlnn of the dis-  uator that has overtaken her. Vienna  Is literally a gront hospital. Uarrackn,  school houiiOH, tYoatrcH, off Icon, tho  museum and tho rotunda of lho fum*  ou������ Prntor Bnvlc nro all In use for  tho oaro of the woundoil. Gliolora and  dyscntory, tho formor In mild but lho  latter In fatal form, havo Invaded tho  city. Tho public hi beginning to un-  ���������orstand tho falluro of this campaign.  Thoro nro no ovIdoncoH of ���������"pntrlotlo  pii.i^ii-ji,     ������v i������j|������.4-].,,     lit        i.-l <linn'iimn."  Tho empire Jn on tho rugged edgo ot  cntn**'trophe. its <]l;;<*Glut!->ii would U-.  the nutiiiul oiitcoiiii" iii IU l.ili-Hl. uml  most dlnaftroii-1 nillltiiry iixperlnu'iit  ��������� ri'uvldcnco .Ionmill.  "Why don't you brush your hair?"  asked a man of tho boy with th������  frowsy head.  "Ain't got no brush."  "Why don't yon use yonr father'i-  brush?"  "He has no brush."  "No brush? Why hasn't he a brush?"'  "Ain't got uo hair."  DOCTOR   KNEW  Had Tried It Himself  The docl or who has tried Pos turn  k-trows that It ls an easy, certain, and  plonsant way out of tho tea or coffoe  habit and all of the ails following.  Tho patlont of au Eastern physician  suys:  "During the sr.nunor just past I sut-  fored terribly with a hoavy feeling at  tho pit of my stomach and dizzy feelings iu my head and thou a blindness  wonld come over my oyoa yo I would  havo to sit down. I would got so nervous I could hardly control my feelings," (Tho effect.., on tho system of  tea* and coffco drinking aro vory 61ml-  hir, beenuso (hoy ouch contain the  drug, cnfl'olno).  "J-'hiiilly I K.iol-i* io our fuiuily ph.vi.l-  clan about It and ho nuked If I drunk  much coffeo and mother told hlm that  1 did. Ho told mo to immodlatoly  slop drinking coffee and drluk Postum  In I in place na he nnd his fnnilly hnd  used Postum and found It a powerful  robulhlor and delicious food-drink.  "I hoMllatod for a time, disliking  Iho Id on of hnvhi'*.* to give up my cor-  fro, hut .Intilly I i*ol 11 iiiiHoii.t* nud  found it to bo all tho doctor said.  "Since drinking I'ojdum 1a place of  coffeo my dizziness, blindness und  noi'vourmo-ts arc all gono, my howoln  aro regular and I am again woll and  .strong. Thnt Is a short stateinont of  what Pontum ban dono for mo."  Namo given by Canadian Pontiua  Co., -Windsor, Out. Bond "Tho Bond  to Wollvlllo," iu pkgs.  Pontum comofi in two forms:  negular pontum���������iuiihc tm wen  boiled,    ine and 2r>c piickagos.  IntUnt Po������lum���������Ih a -.olai'..- po.������uc-r.  A toii-ipoonful dinsolvori quickly in a  cup ot hot wator and, with croain arid  Hi'gur,   liuikoH   a   delicious   bevonig*  tarn'tlio valuo of farm produotn of Al-I  bona will exceed *.iu>,(nu������,uuu tnin year   ^     wiui:i2_n aidn ������ook.   AdUrww nout-   I '���������"j!"'}'*1^-  ItlllllM    I*  Young mull, 1 hopo you never smoko I     Thr, e-otd  tier cim of both  I nbont tho namo.  mo  Mu uHori. 1      ' rherrft'B m  Ilcanon"  for Postum*  novor tried do kind  I'n  MuokoH. I ���������nold by nrocem*.  mas.  m -im***********  m.x*smm*mmmmsmsm*m i_*ffi-���������3i%!!|wfai3gjafrats^  y  ���������f'*������jn(**.nw-.  _-d-__-_'-^Yw-.:.-_:-^-,-^^^ -__������������������'������������������'_. *���������_, .-_-L^.. ���������r_i____r--;..-.-.''--. i_-^-_.---il"-^^^^j^^  ���������������������������^^.^���������������,.->.|W^.^i<y^.^^    . YlS-Yp^l  Si?rYl|RBiP  ::ti:.:.-.tititi'?MXtiJtiti&^  HH  CRESTON  KEVIEW  s  Xmas  Toys an*  Fanoy Goods  Our stock of Toys, Books  and Fancy Goods will be as  complete this year as usual  aiid we solicit your trade.  Do not send youi" money  to the Catalogue Houses,  but patronize your home  store. You will find our  prices reasonable.  Help build up YOUR  OWN town,  GrestoflDrug&BookCo.  P. BURNS & Co.  UmtaKf  C RESTON -       B.C.  Head   Offices  CALGARY;  V \NCOU-  EOMONTOa.  M    t^l*V,  Dealers io  MEAT  Wholesale and Retail  Fish. Game,   Poultry,  and Oysters  in Season  Local and Personal  Miss G. Munro of the teaching staff  of the Creston school, is at her home  in Phoenix for the Christens holidays.   .TM-___������������ay Was the shortest day of the  year, chr-onometrically speaking. Financially, the 26th is probably the  shortest.  Miss P. Waddy, teacher in the primary room at the Creston school, is  spending the holiday with friends at  Pekisko, Alta.  Creston Orange Lodge elected officers at their meeting on Dec. 10th.  Walter Jackson will weild "the gavel  for the next twelve months.  Miss Dougherty of' Salmo, sister of  Principal Dougherty of Alice Siding  school, is spending the Christmas holidays, with Miss Effie Arrowsmith.  Among the artists at the Bowser-  Boss smoker at Fernie on Friday we  notico the name of our old friend P. B.  Fowler, who obliged with a solo and  also helped out iu some quartette  work.  A rush shipment of supplies to catch  a bale leaving Nelson on the 20th, was  made by the Creston Red Gross Auxil-  i iary on Fridav.    It contained   three  i  t cholera belts, two surgical shirts and  two nightshirts.  Import trade is still brisk with the  C.P.R. at jthis point.    Four more cars  j were unloaded this week: two of hay  for John Fraser of Canyon City, one  of feed for the Farmers' Institute, and  I a car of coal for H. S. McCreath.  The annual meeting of Creston Farmers Institute will be held on January  sth. ������������������:.".;.  Mr. Fort and son of Portland, Ore.,  *re hiere  istuias holidays,  ������^*rt/M/\������ Tft'ifg'   ������������y*l.   a  We have the goods, and  our pr'ces are reasonable  Good Morning  We are Introducing  American Silk  American Cashmere  American Cotton Lis  HOSIERY  They have stood the test. Give  real footwear comfort. No seams  to rip. Never become loose or  baggy. The shape is knit in���������  not pressed in.  GUARANTEED for fineness,  stylo, superiority of material and  workmanship. Absolutely stainless. Will wear 6 months with,  out holes, or new ones free.  OUR SPECIAL OFFER  to every ono sending us $1.00 in  currency or postal notes, to cover  advertising and shipping charges  we will send postpaid, with written guarantee, backed by a fivo-  million dollar company, either  S Pair* of our 75c. naltt*  American Silk Hosiery,  or   4 Pair* of our SOc. value  American Gi-H-iin--.ro Hosiery  or   A Pair* of our SOc. values  American Onttnn-T.li.1n HoHiory  or   6 Pair* of Children'* HatUry  Give the color, size, and  whether Ijiidlon' or Genti.' lionl-  erv Ir donlrod.  JDON "f UNLAY���������OHforoxjiiroi*  when a dealer in youv locality in  elected.  THE INTERNATIONAL HOSIERY CO.  P. O. Box iill  DAYTON.       OHIO.        U.S.A.  Mrs. Crompton's Orchestra will  make its debut on New Year's night  at the ball   the Ish ka Bibble   Club is  rr**;t*"T?n-T*? *t*      Ti-T/*������������*���������������*.y������-_--.l������_>      V-f n 11 T^������������*>_i-J*������^������^*  gl*lU^     *���������_* i.U,V<&VWMV������-.V MUlllt Jk-rlVlJ**. * IJL������^  starts promptly at 9 o'clock. Gentlemen pro rata. Ladies bring refreshments.  The Creston boys along with the  other members of the West Kootenay  delegation to the Second Contingent  at Victoria will receive two Irish linen  handkerchiefs and a package of bachelor buttons each���������a Christmas remembrance from Nelson Veterans.  Mr- Stevens, the inspector of Dominion government telegraphs and telephones, was here on Sunday, on an  inspection trip over the route ofthe  proposed telephone line between Kootenay Landing and "yahk...: He expects  to see the line constructed during 1915.  The friends of Mrs. Barraclough of  Kamloops, formerly of Creston. who  had her arm badly injured in a shooting accident a few weeks ago, will be  glad to hear she has left the hospital  for her home, and that the injured  member is making slow but sure recovery.  The sympathy of a wide circle of  friends is extended CO. Rodgers, who  was called to Union City, Po., on Sunday on account of the serious illness  of his mother, who has since passed  away, at the advanced age of eighty-  six years. The funeral will take place  on Mr. Rodgers arrival at the old  home.  Cranbrook Herald: Mrs. J. H. Doyle  and daughter, Bornadette, left Wednesday for Creston whore they will in  futuro reside. In the removal of Mrs.  Doylo Cranbrook loses a most valuable resident, being charitable to a  degree, and always doing her utmost  to help those less fortunate than herself. A number of friends woro at the  station to bid thom goodbye. Tho  town of Creston will profit largely by  hor presence.  Red Ci_nss���������A succosH.iil ton-cunt  toa for tho Red Grass Auxiliary was  hold at the rosidonco of Mrs. Biriinott  on Tuesday afternoon, Thoro was a  large attendance and (several plans  wore discm-med for raising funds. Mi-h.  Jas. Compton is Kollinglaco and donating ton por cont. of tho proeonds to the  society, and Mrs. Lancaster is giving  a ton-cent toa on January 12 in Lancaster's hall in aid of ISod Crons work  to which all are wolcome. Tho dopot  at tho hall will ro-opon on January Oth  to receive and givo out work.  fi c  IJ      iSf^Vif'W  I U 1   I *  X    !_-*_,  0   .   ���������>  l.r.-.  I .if" Hint  Aooldont   Int-mr-ano.-  ltl. A I.  KHTATK.  ICtc  I   J** All.  B.C.  ���������ok ������       IA>W iVi^.VJ'.KA.  .JON-tUI/riWO    .-NOIMKKa  ;keston  B.C.  While not enjoying unywhoro nonr  tho patronage tho causo and the inonu  merited tho Creston Brass Baud concert, dinner and danco on Saturday  last was fairly woll attondod, Vonl-  ������nn wiih the piece de resistance of tho  dinner, ably mipportod by a tooth-  Hoino anHortinetit of hUIo dhOica  and  fliuinorli.    o**ifl   UriO'"--  "'I*'*'* ������������������������f������-i/T.������l   ri.iX 9.....  tho Hpmul enjoyed a t-iiioptiiouH ro-  patit, with nninical i_coninpaiiiiiioitt< by  tho hand. The dance alno attracted a  fair attendance and ww. equally on joy.  .M..  IM... ...  I... ���������������������    l-i.lil.  with Mr. J. F. Hayden.  There will be no more meetings of  Presbyterian Literary and Debating  Society until after the New Year.  Miss Ella Dow arrived home Saturday from Cranbrook, where she is attending high school, for the Christmas holidays.  The Oroston boys with the Second  Contingent at Victoria expect the  troops to leave for the Old Country  the latter part of this month.  Miss Laura Edmondson, who is attending High School at Nelson, arrived home Saturday for vacation, accompanied by Misa Ross of Nelson.  Dick Bevan is pinning his faith on  the next change in the moon breaking  up the present cold snap. A somewhat stronger sun would probably  be more effective in accomplishing the  task.  Parents are notified that new pupils  wishing to attend school commencing  with the New Year term must be in  attendance before January 15, otherwise they cannot be admitted until  after Easter.  The supply of chicken for the C.P.  R. steamer Kuskanook on the Landing-Nelson run, and the Kokanee on  the Nelson-Kaslo route, is secured  from Creston now. About eighteen  birds a week are shipped.  The first 1915 auto license to reach  Creston reached here Tuesday for  Mayor F. G. Little. Its number is 3921.  This year's plate is different from the  1914 tag in that it has the B.C. coat  of arms in the upper left hand corner.  Mayor Little says in all of the  twenty-two years he has been in the  Creston Valley he has never known  such a protracted cold spell, so early  in December. He predicts early Jan-  nary will be quite mild. We hope he's  right.  The Review man is living high today. Geo. Johnson of the P. Burns  Co. favored us with a timely Christmas box, in the shape of a choice eight  pound turkey. He has our best wishes  for a merry Christmas���������and the time  of his life on his 1915 fishing trip.  While deer, '~'grouse, pheasants and  quail cannot be taken even in self defence for those who must do some  hunting all year round it will be satisfactory to know that ducks may be  killed until the end of January and  geese are lawful prey until the end of  February.  Six gentlemen'' and one lady constituted the turnout at the meeting Friday night, called for the purpose of  getting a skating rink started. The  conclave adjourned until Saturday  night when about an equal number  put in an appearance. The project  has been dropped���������for the present.  Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Stanley on Wednesday last moved out to their ranch,  ���������"Erin Lodge*' at Erickson and on  Thursday night woro, "at homo" to a  gathering of friends at an old time  housewurming." It was aftor the woo  Hma' hours whon the gathering dispersed aftor .i thoroughly enjoyable  night't*. entertainment.  Frosh-out MJorning Glories will be  tho floral decorations'at tho Chi-itslnuu.  dinner at the home of C, Wober today, Tho posies, of course, aro not  outdoor cultivated, but wore grown  for oxporlniontal purposes in a box  placed in one of tho windows of his  homo, and thoy aro nil flno, healthy  blooms. Tlio Hoods woro sown last  Juno.  Attorney General Bowser and W.  R. Rons, minister of lands, mado a 15-  niinute stop at Creston (en route to  Fornio) on Friday last. Thoro wub  qulto n turnout of citizens nt the depot  to greet them, ami all woro glvon a  chance to moot thom. 0. O, Roil go rn,  president of tho 0odnorvativo AhhocIo-  tion, dolnp-t.hn honorn p-rnoofully. Mr.  Rodgers accompanied thom aa far an  Yahk, returning tho samo afternoon,  Turkey raffles bavo boon somewhat  in ovidonco tlio past wook at two bits  a throw, ton to ontor or no start.  Some of the unlucky ones blow in a  couple of dollar*! without occurlng a  bird while other*, copped thoir Ohrl.it>  xitxx., i'Woil/1 y a v ������*!',) ������������ii-.������J limn ,x itiumi  to two of Ihem. At tho Saturday  night, NOHHion George Hon hi wan on  hand with a few four-loaf clovam, or a  rabbit'H foot, ot* pomdbly  u, 1ioi*hi*mIio(>,  The Following jJi-SUUUi**. i 5 Will be  given on IMMEDIATE ORDERS  25 per cent on Apple Trees  _.  10 per cent on All Other Nursery Stock Except  i Bose Bushes  Do not place your order before getting our quotations  The Riverside Nurseries  ' "' "��������� ..���������,;���������'. .. - ; ���������   .,5*-'  .. ���������'.;���������_    .'���������;���������?'' " ���������'''���������."-  Comprising 125 Acres GRAND FORKS, B. C.  Frank V. Staples, Agent, Eriekson, B. C.  ia  vl'������Hnl������f     nml   Mt**    Onfulnrtn     ������>l������������������l������>*  with the bund favoring with a couple  ef wulUr.cH and two-ntopH and drew an  cucou-   every   time   Tlui  grout, proceed!! of tho evening wore $112.  ������������.- 4* X*m  -IN.  ,,# ������������r������ OK       p.. I,  *������.������*'���������'���������  .11..*  parted with one of thom for $1.50, thus  providing for both Christmas and Now  Yoitru ad a net outlay of 75 cent*.���������to  may nothing of the fun lie had.  /  The Members and Staff of  The Creston Mercantile Co.,Ltd.  Wish you a Merry Christmas  --___  WE SELL A  Drag Saw Outfit at a Snap  will cut 30 Cords of Wood per day  Second-hand Sewing Machines from $10 up  ���������H'rf  4*  f'i  il  i* %  4k    1  /US  '  0  (sfl  SPBAY OUTFITS,  both hand  equipped, ready to spray.  and   power, ftully  "f ������������������:.���������  Slicknoy, Ma^soy-IIaiTi-j and Olds Gum EiiginoB.  150 feet 1^-inch Fire Hose at a snap.  Farm Implements of every description.  High grade Kerosene, Gasolene Oils and Greases  Pv_sia##m   A ���������������!���������������% trY-r  \  ������-.tCi-jiC>-l 1>IV  Slw������w%*%l*������r  I  mm*m*   tmmit* ^ms ^mf mm^l  mm*.        *m*  "��������� M3.m   %***  .#%  B. S. BEVAN, Manager  '-""��������� f7aK:F^'";:-:-"a������^  ���������__������__���������  y%j>^������^j������faijg^������j������^  H^..^Wi,i���������MWtiin  ___l____- 


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