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 mmmtt  }h&������������?rP-:''-1''*'-'  &->������������������'���������������.:  f  ���������cr  CiKESTON, B. C������v^ 14 iiftfti  fto; 33  Creston's Exhibit  It would seen as If the very large  exhibit of fruit, vegetables, etc.,  from Oreston: had taken the Cranbrook fair people completely by  surprise, and coupled with its late  arrival there-ftheway freight with  it not ieay ing here until &: o'clock  Tuesday afternbon-^has upset the  directors* calculations in the frut  department at a*np rate.  Just about noori yesterday E. C.  Gibbs, who ia in charge of the exhibits, wired Thb -Review:  "Judging riot yet completed; believe we will do welL"  Yesterday; too; was the last day  of the fair. Ordinarily the judging  is completed by noon of the first  ..day.   If visitors to the Cranbrook fall fair  this week did not carry away with  them a very yivid recollection that  there is a Creston Valley, along with  a lively remembrance of some of the  products ..for. which, this section is  justly famous, it certainly will not be  the fault of about four dozen of the  Valley i'ancherst^e Creston Board of  Trade, and the Iatter*V representatives  at the fair* Mr. and Mrs. W.V, Jackson and E. C., Gibbs, :who are down  there with a display of fruit and  tomatoes that both for quan tity arid  quality can almost be termed a  v.'onder���������-this year-r-aa well as a very  representative display in other lines  of vegetaables,roots, some flowers,'  fancy work, etc., --stop.     v  Credit for this splendid bit of exhibition e������Ebrt,^  ranchers who furriishe^producte and  an energetic committee <if the board  of trade; Vcorisistlri*^  sisted by sundry otiSBis of the board  timeandenergyVm rounding up the  stuff and seeing to its delivery in tiriie  for sbipping-and loading on .Monday  night.  Inr the whole exhibit there is precisely 246 seperate arid distinct entries.  Of these, fruit, of course, is the most  prominent, running to a grand total  of 164, and of these 95 are in apples, 26  in crabs. 35 pears and 10 plums. There  are three entries in the 5-box lot class  and 8 for tbe 1-box awards. _ Wealthy,  of course, is to the fore in this department, there being 12 boxes of theseus  well as 21 plate displays. Duchess are  next with 11 plates. There are 5 boxes  and 3 plates of Celllna Pippin, 1 box  and 9 plates Mcintosh Bee, 7 plates  each of Jonathan and Gravenstein,  and six plates of Alexander. There is  also a box each of Bed Astrakhan,  Snow, No*h8uch and Napoleon, and a  plate or two of each, with plates of  ten other varieties.  In Grabs there are 4 box displays  and 22 plates with the Hyslops and  Tranqcendants predominating. In  Pears there ia but one box nnd 24  plates, with Bartletts, Olapp's  Favorite and Floniish Beauty fairly  evenly divided. In Plums there is  uot a crate lot to show, but there ure  ten plates of them.  In vegetables Tomatoes take tho  foremost place, with two crates and 7  plates, thc Littlejohn and Staples  ranches helping out Sn this class  splendidly. There In a nice lot of  carrots, corn, cabbage, beets, a couple  of pumpkins and squash. In fact  twenty different classeR nre represented in this line, whioh includes a splendid looking sunflower, a couplo of  Mheiivosof wheat* Hnd a watermelon  amlmuskmolon or two. ConHiderabln  storo Is sot on tho turnip display.  Thoro aro only four of them���������from  tho 1). G. Lyon ranch���������but they ure  thero with the size for sum; nlwo h  kohlrabi or two from the sumo place.  Potatoes wore tho only commodity  worth mentioning that did uot (Ind a  placo any whoro In thin lepartment.  Homo of tho ladies have sent along  llowcro, notably Moodanics Spoors, G.  Oartwrlgtofc and M. Youn������, whllo Miu.  Walmsley In Is try leg for some of the  %t    .   .       m * m        t .  uj.vJiiviJJrik iiHf.tr>, ������H������*������    UIMI    11   tXMipte  of paintings. ..The cooking is not quite  overlooked ns Mr������. Spoors hrni a pinto  of doughnnte to her ci-edit. D. S.  Timmons sends alongkoxlracted honey,  .,;;4v^.,.,  and Mrs. Wialmtley and Mr.   Coliis  batter.  h 43 ranchers names appear on; the  list from which entries are receiyed...  There would haye been more of them  had it not been for the very busy  time the man on the land Ss haying  this month due to the shortage of  help, and some of those who have  furnished stuff would have had a  greater variety had time permitted.  A few of the bigg* r exhibitors are:  W- y. Jackson, with 24 entries, much  of it in the box lot. Mrs. M. Young  has 14 entries and Mrs. Walmsley the  same. Mrs. G. Cartwright and T.  Goodwin 13 each���������the latter going to  some overtime tffort on Monday night  to make up entries that the board was  a little short on. Ed. Macbon and W.  G. Littlejohn have 11 each���������the latter's  variety filling some classes that help  give the vegetable exhibit a much  better all-round appearance. Mrs.  McKelvey arid TeddyJHaskins register  nine each, a big squash from the lat-  ' ter and some green peas in the pod  from the .former lending a touch, of  quantity as well as quality. Mrs.  Speers and. -E. Cartwright have each  eight and P. Putnam, D. S. Timmons,  S. W. Fraser, Jos. Compton and B. 3.  Long each 7. Although F. G. Little  musters but five. entries he certainly  "iged with soase rare good apples,  andin quantity, top...-������������������? V;-.-  The other exhibitors, who had  slightly; smaller quantities, but. excellent stuff, eyery one of them, -are:  John BSinco. - p. G. Lyon, Mrs. Maxwell, A. L; Cameron, 3. B. Miller,-A.  Miller, Av A. J. Coliis, W. A^ Mt^  Murtrie, B. S. Beyan, W. K. Brown.  C. S. Hall, W. W. Hall, M. McCarthy,  Mrs. AB*-- Dew, A. Hiiygens, A. G.  Samuelson, J. MiV OraigiejT B. ;B.  Staples, F., K. Hurry. J. W. Hamfitbn,  B. Stark, John Spratt, H. Lyne, G.  iB&storc^ ,;;������������������ ��������� :~C ��������� *��������� rpA^AA^^^^^^^  V V^bldadSng of tfi^ car wm consider-"  ably facilitated by hayirigyfche use of  tbe Union warehouse���������a courtesy that  is doubly appreciated owing to the  fact that the:-r*''nrii6n''VbMciftl8.';''1were'  themselves loading out a car the same  night, ar.d were, undoubtedly, inconvenienced to some extent by having  two loading parties at work at the  same time. ^..v  Messrs.GIazer and  A'A  Just - aa :^p%6^t6.-'pjsssi ]��������� this  (Thuradiy^af^tnoori wb^dcoioa^a  from Sirda# that it/ iis;r ^red  there;that?Ipke: Glsisei* arid Joe  Clubb, t-eirp Well-known Greston  citizens, have- been drowned  somewhere vvbetweeii Kootenay  Landing an'd lie wis' Island.    ;  The two - men , Were working  for Ike Lewis afc haying operations and had, 'gone to Creston  on the noon train Wednesday  They returned bn: this ^affcernobri  train to. the ^L^  take a rbvvboati; to make the trip  back to the^ti^isipla,ee; .  Ttlis morning : St coat, whiph is  presumed; t^fo^(^aser'Sj.'. and an  par were..-'fp^hjS;;rJBqatirig in the  lake near ythW paneling arid on  enquiry bfjpg made at. Lewis*' at  9 a.in. (Thi^diay) ^tVwas learned  that neither *& the men had got  back home.:'^t,/th'at.v*.hbtir.. .As  neither of the men hdd-beei! seen  anywhere ;aromid the Landing,  Sirdar or otlier likely places up  to   2   o'clock,   Sunder   all     the  it  X*.SM%J>V*i.*J9*,     vaiv  worst is  Mike Gla^r is quite a real ol^^  timer in the  Crestbri Valley, but  Clubb hasybnly liy^d  here about  three  *y^a^,V   although V by   no;  means a nbwconier to the B^oote*f  ������������������nayjcouritlr^v''' .-..yV'-V/; v;  Should tlftevbad^ ne^ |^ye t*cue  thfe will make the third^  ing f^aHt^,^t}fev^al]^  last four months; the -p-ther two  the ci^ife? BbbsJDixori of  _Ji i^J^nglisiv of  ^est  '������*$&������������������  rA^AAA'. ix  *' ������������������'  in  Miss Candy and Mrs. Thurston and  children are spending a few days with  Cranbrook friends and'taking in the  fall fair this week.  Miss Jessie Cameron was called  home from Kaslo, where she is attending high school, last week, owing to  the poor health of her mother.  C. B. Ward of Cranbrook, who is  in charge of lending.the government's  cheap money for farmers, was looking  oyer some of the ranches here on  Wednesday.  Mrs. G. Cartwright seems to have  topped all the other Erickson exhibitors at Creston fall fair last week,  winning throe first and one second.  One of the former landed the Bank of  Commerce bronze medal for the best  collection of vegetables.  The fire protection station on Lookout mountain will close this week but  H. Hamilton, who has been in charge  for two months, will finish out September clearing the trull to it of fallen  timber, and putting it in all round  good shape.  Mosars. Gibbs and Spoors of lhe  Croston board of tradd had consider  able look In those parts In securing  exhibits for the board's display at thu  Cranbrook fair.. At loaat a dozen of  the. ranchers obliged, mostly with  fruit and vegetables..  .'!';���������     '    ">T ������������������������������������'.,   '��������� .'   ���������'  Miss Nlta Bold, who had charge of  thc Eric!:non r.c!io:>! .**���������* coup'o o! ycu'.s  ajofo; Is teaching at Ocean Falls this  term, wu hoar.  A. Lode, who until recently had  boon at Cnnyon City, has gono to  Silverton to work.  Mrs. John Graham, who hanopont,  the past month with friends  at Wel-  - The latest revised estimate pf.tbe  quality of the Creston Valley apple  crop this year is that it will run at  least 85 per cent. No*.!, 40 per cent,  two's, and 25 per cent, three's, and at  present the local t7nion is unable to  keep up with the orders for them.  Beturns are now in  for the first car  ....... t, ���������������.,  *J*4VJ������.,  ii.iiuiit.ij   ('im   un,Mu-  part of tho week.  Hov������i''d    young     Dnukhoboi-H     of  Urilllant have enlisted in the army.  lot that went .out to Frank, Alta.,  about^t^re^ weeks ago, loaded 1^^  with Transparents that, had some  trouble coming up to the No. 3's" of  this. variety a year ago. These will  bring 85 cenes a box^f.o.b. This figure  is? interesting arid decidedly erieourag  ing, wheij;jt -is remembered that the  1916 price ofVTransparents of the three  grades wasunot higher than .65 : cents.  -The Union has shipped two straight  cars within the past ten days���������both to  Calgary. Tiie brie east on Wednesday of last week was heavy to crabs,  some 407 boxes of these with 265 boxes  of apples, making, up the car. The  price on theiapples in this lot will be  awaited with, interest as they were  mostly cookers, produced by the gales  that blew in parts of the Valley a f^y  days prior to;that time. The car but  on Tuesday Was long on plums. There  v/6re 490 of them in the load, arid of  these very close to 400 were Brad-  ;sba������;3. The 190 boxes of apples that  helped fill the car were practically all  Cellina pippin. To date the Union  has handled about 800 crates of plums,  and considering the quality and the  bumper[-->.���������}. Orop of theni the prices  obtaining^are b.uite satisfactory.  Pears[.fire, just nicely starting this  week, with the early varieties and  some Bartletts on the move. Advices;  received are; to the effect that there is  eyery prospect of a healthy demand  for all the stuff of this sort oifferirig  this.year.  The prairie tomato market, which  had .a .tendency, to V'oversupply .last-  week,, js again getting back to normal,  and the. demand is good. Pricps for  .th<B;;|ba^ance;^:.,.jt']iie season shoiild re-  main firipas theAmerican market is  short. On Tuesday the Union hkd to  turn down an order^from Calgary for  a cafload of thesp. v !'.'.'".': f'-  And last, but n ot least,- Un ion officials  theVvahie* bf Jl^^rid uc t s ^amnedl)^  then|: thi8year is larger than forupytb  the *^me. date last^^yeaiy;;orariy;oi*hpr  ^ear i>a tK? Unirin's histpry. And "ori  the market reports that are at present  ���������-, ..j. -������������������,-������������������������������������ fm.i\t.-:.   ''v*X* .- -   ,   t-. ��������� ��������� ... . r   ;���������   K  available as to prospects for the balance  of the year . there is eyery reason to  predict that the local selling agency  will have the same optimistic balance  sheet to present at the end of the year  as has obtained up to the present.;  Though no definite announcement is  to be hud from those in authority, the  feeling gains ground that the Union  may shortly start in retailing eorii-  modities such as flour, feed, sugar arid  other lines of groceries. Color, possibly, is. given reports of this sort  owing to the fact that Manager  Staples has had many years experience  in the general 8tore business prior to  coming to B.C.  Important Topics  Before the Board  kfi^,*4*WU#^ii!'  ITR..JAOK RMITfl, OnrnWH  tli*strreturned war veteran, li������������t  homo from thu front aftor -nigh-  tccti monllu> utcmly fighting in  the 16(,h CrtYmdlfm Hevit������������������.l*".  Canyon City  Miss Qt, Knott of the nursing staff of  the Kootenay Lake hospital. Nelson,  is spending a short holiday at her  home here.  Phonse Huygens is Canyon City's  representative at the Cranbrook fair  this week, leaving on Wednesday.  D. W. Briggs, Portland, the company  president, spent a fow days hero the  early part of the week.  Mrs. Huscroft, sr., has not, boon,on-  joying her usual health the past couple  of weeks, but wo understand lier condition is not serious, and is improving.  Mrs. Ebbutt of Creston was a weekend vinitbr'horo with Mr.}. Knot I.  1    ���������     * '     ���������   j,  Bumorhas It,that Canyon will haye  another >vedding, about theond of the  month or early October���������aud you  couldn't btrike it iu ten guoHSCH,  either.  Misses Patterson and Long of Calgary, who have been Imre for a enuple  of weeks holding religious seryicca,  are concluding the campaign this  weok. Thoy have had good crowds  but few con vot Lh.  Con. Hall was home a few days this  wook from haying opurutionu at the  rtj,i:lu,������������i..ll������������ij FiO'iu. If Lhe weather  holds out Mr. Hlalr is hoping to put  up uiinoHt, juoui tons this iioanon. Uo  Is winUiilng about 100 IhmuI  of <-nM.lt-.  I). G. Lyon. Hnygens & VnnAokor.  an, A.  Q.  Sutmu-Lon and Con. liall  ���������������vlt"J������1   *.������ ������'������1. ���������'���������litt   ., ,   ������.������  ..*.*..*-  The big reclamation  meeting, here  on the 29th was the piecede resistance  at the meeting of   the Board of,Trade ���������  meeting  on   Tuesday   night,    which  was yery lai'gely attended.  Practical assurance has been recoiled that the gathering will be favored  with the presence of Hon. T. I>. ...  Pattullp, minister of lands; Hon. Dr.  King, minister; of.works; Wm. Yx>ung,  comptroller ; of water rights; Messx*s.  Biker and Forde,. the provincial and  federal resident engineers, 'Nelson; R.  P. Green, M.P., and W. A. Amide,  tha Liberal candidate in West K!oote-  day; John Keen. M.P.P., J. H. Schofield, M.P.P., P. A. Starkey. president  of the associated boards of trade; A.  C. Harshaw, C.P.B. superintendent;  as well as Maxwell Smith and C. B.  Ward, two members of the newly-  created Land Settlement Board.  From the Idaho side we are equally  sure to haye Engineers Bauiser aud  McCrpry, and a special effort is being*  made to get Engineer Jones, who  spoke at the Bonners Ferry meeting,  but who has lately signed ovi for overseas service. V Senator Borah is almost  certain to ��������� be here, as well as representative public men frprii Idaho, and  a monster delegation of priyate  citizens who are directly interested in  the project. The rounding up the  U-S. dignitaries is in the hands of the  Bonners Ferry Commei-cial Club, and  they are leaving no stone unturned to  have as repreisentative. a . lot of delegates here as B.C. will furnish.    .���������   y    .  ; Just now both the Idaho committee  as well as the.Creston. Board -of Ti-ade  .\W^$������������&^J-lml^^  ���������cf^r^^^aysi^  t?tken   up  toy. a   conference of the;;  -  '��������� i),'!'A "���������    ^*&i--**-    ��������� ''���������'"' -��������� '   "������������������������������������<*"   .���������\ttn>-      iij_���������-j? ���������"*���������< ������������������ ���������������������������  e.rigineei-STrpiriVJbpth c������^  ;cide^r'^':.-;*ar-y.ss. .iiyaua.ulH data wiii  jpierriiit,"the be|t 'ways.iand"means/to ���������;  tackle the raci^ri^atipu.'''''w'p>^iV'-and'  submit a report along" these lines,  along with such other general information us the situatiou- admits of, to  the B.C. cabinet ministers and the  U.S.' representatives for 'their consideration, and on the second day submit this statement to the big citizens  meeting, tp be followed by a statement  of cuse from the peoples' representatives from both sides of the line.  This get-together of the engineers  had been promised for October, at  Victoria, but it is felt that a meeting  here on the ground would be more  advantageous, and will also giye the  meeting here just a little more force  llnd effect. In case this conclave of  the engineers and the higher-ups can  be staged the day previous the'Creston' board of trade will tender the  visitors a banquet 'on the evening of  the 28th, and the committee to look  after tBis as woll as the seeing to it  that there is ample and first-class  accommodation for the visitors was  named by the president as follows  Messis. Gibbs, Bennett, Johnson and  Boyan.  Thore was a letter on the irrigation  project from W> J.- 15. Biker, thu  provincial engineer at,Nelson, stating  that at the first opportunity ho will  bu here to take mensuromonts of the  water flow in Ariow Creek. (The  only record thoy have ou the stream  was takon in May, 1014, and showed  a flow of 150 cubic feet por second.  In talking the proposition oyer with  .Mr. Biker's assistant last month Kobt.  Stark was assured that a flow of fi  cubic foot por second would bo ample  to irrigate an area of. 1000 acres.  A Cranbrook syndicate that looked  Croston over a fow weeks ago with a  viow to putting in an electric light  plant wrote tho board giving OgnrcH  ou llic cotil oi wiring |HV'n.ho.s tor this  cIhsh of lighting, and asked to bo k������*pt  advinod as to tho psychological  moment to put iu such a plant. Tin*  secretary will write r.luun that pro-  vlded the rate for lights is ri-'u-onublt*  now is tho opportune time to install  their plant here.  PS0SM  ������������������:'-.'���������^tfp-'^M  ^'-������������������i^^0M  '....r.-* ��������� ���������i'ti*y1*^S  ilil  Vsttf������fpji  -VS's'sSS'b  "'.��������� A. rrr.ir?*%  - ���������'"'���������'; '-jS-SI  Apm  mm  .vlliPl  Vvgllj  \. ":AaP, LJ/V??*i?H  f>^"l."-"V'?'-**^*Mt.    *M  typ  ���������v,'l  for tho Creston board of trade display  tit Cranbrook fair this week. The  former and tho latter supplied {mmo  classy wheat* iu sheaf for decorntlvu  L  mu  EMM  -jvai*Ji*������-Ji*j**������ii^^ mm  #v  m.  I:  i  It*--  fe-  PV  ',**..���������..-  tl-  I  Bw ���������'  1  S-HE Its VXBW, CBEST03S, OS. SX]  LkMLj  A BRIGHT TOBACCO OF ������SB fflNEST QUALITY  19 CENTS FEE PUT������  .. j jjl ii imssmmmmmm-  ���������iiii*--lnimju  '.'��������� : ������  THE  AMARANTH  CLUB  *%  L  ��������� BY ���������  J. S. FLETCHER  WARD. LOCK & CO.. LIMITED  LmkW Malbuursw. *a<i Tcroal������  J  (Continued.)  '���������*.   oft     fi!S     e\t niorumary  revealed   himself   in   a   sail  ���������rw c;tr.     lie  took l'twin  liis  plain   ?-uit  of  grey   tweed.  A. 1!! g      l O <  town, and  oi irilk. nml  wardrobe .  "������������������mi sn -.>. few minuU's had arranged  himself ir. it and in such irreproachable, "men a< went liuingly with it,  ihat done, having con-adored him-  st-H   in.   Uic   great  mirror  which   uuidv  begin to notice that���������and as to thc  club, it's impossible. The club iri in  enjoyment of a sober and righteous  reputation. Therefore  But, talking of the poliee, behold a constable!''  A policeman, walking in lordly  leisure, hove round the corner and  advanced, his boots beating* rhythmic  Measure, towards the stroller in the  grey tweed suit. He sized him up,  as he came, aud at first his eyes were  inscrutable; then he suddenly remembered that lie had seen this gentleman before, and he. lifted a gloved  l-nger. King swung up his stick in  answer to ihe salute, and drew to a  halt.  "This,"   he   said   gravely,   "'is   ������������������������������������'"*  Now Is The Time To Act  The Time to Make Such a Peace that  War Will Be Impossible  Can man abolish this -Fur}- who  devastates the world, who slays  youth by the million, and who (ills  tlu* homes of men with unutterable  agony? We are uot now thinking of  war as an abstract idea, as a far off  contingency, as something of which  iu    limes    of    peace heroic men  sing  ! manful songs and coward men twit-  ! ter their shivering fears. We ure.  j thinking of ihis actual war that has  | killed our son, blinded our brother,  quite j crippled our friend and maddened our  provulenual. officer. I have a nmui j neighbor; this bcastlv war that stinks  io smoke a cigar���������this cigar���������and 11 under heaven like some colossal fun-  imd lhat 1 have not a match upon'gus rotting in a wood that nature  me. Now. it 1 met a man who gave! made for poets aud lovers; this ruin-  iiu* a UKitch. I might be considerably cms war that has destroyed the ac-  iinlined to give him rather mote, than j cumulated   centuries     old'   wealth    of  a  centrai  selected   i  imiiir cm  i  fect;i-.-.liy '  hair. Am  .,ud :;. ilc'i  -jest"   e*H   >.  a   whi  IV.M  Pv.ji-*.'! vo thc wardrobe, hcj  rom a row oi hat**- which}  egs " soil" slouch whicli ef-j  ".���������ncealed his unmanaueabk j  ; picking up a pair of gloves'  i ',\a!Ling cane, he let  i; ;*!���������*��������� rooms, and \hr<  a"i   s:'luv.c<.    .;���������;   A vow's  u <������������������  *.he  1 tz*^;  r PZx  ill  lit  O'lt     1  Th'  over  re:uiy  ho.ir  ii j > t    r-vfi  s e ������* n.     H e  very  route  v.'  <d  earl if"  ii  :  insr   along   a>  promenading  v.iih   nothing  lio  came  to  tho   sin.  the   Amaranth   Club  street,   leading   t'*>  'alar,   being,   in   f*.  bar in a gridiron  was not a sign of  ;'.;ui  s:airs  ;��������� i  y e:  ': S     V.  C i"  lav.  A-  him-*  >w i"g}  door,!  audi  its  weight  iu   silver  for il,  eh?"'  The constable gliuned. This, he  thougih, was a merry gentleman,  with a nieus sense of humor. lie  hastened to produce a box of matches  irom some hidden recess of his uniform.  "Tliere y'are sir." he said readily.  "Quite welcome, sir. Kice morning,  sir."  "Charming!   charming!"     responded j  King.      He   slowly   lighted   his   cigar,  and   when  it   was   safely   burning,   re-  Europe in a few mouths; this malignant war which has made men  hate each other with such an acrid  bitterness as lias destroyed even thc  chivalry and ceremonial of tbe bat  tlefield; this war which has dragged  delicate women, defenseless children  and poor, decrepit old age into its  steel net of blood and death���������this  war, can it be abolished so that never  again  will it destroy  a peasant's  cot-  J4*'gc or break the heart of a mother?  j      Let   us   make   no   mistake  of    the  rt'ere   Of:  ..':    'iru;  ���������urnfcjl  si  v.i'ie'*-    *���������  "i  t * ? e  '. - *. ���������  a>   if   he  ."ice;-.';  to   do  . v o r -���������'  ������-.-::ir.i  '... j  ' :.ti..K  iitly  bu?  r in  It  <.'o\\ n  z.'lnd  been  at  io  a!-  that  was  be  the  stored the box. 'A delightful morn-i urgencv of this question. H is now,  ms���������and a peaoenil neighborhood in j ;,. the-*lour of death/ that we must  wlnen   to  enjoy it. .     .    .      j make   answer.        Let     us     wait     till  j ''peace"  returns,  and  it  is  like  to  be  to  b y  loung-j  lazily |  mid-davj  kill   time,|  which  stoodi  vas  a   small  no'-viier'*-   in   par licet,   an     abbreviated  if streets, and there  life iu ii save a sol-  is   nothing  in  they had ;  theni, and  of the lo<  extensive,  in saying  club w������. re  King was  in   Mr.  bouse from which it had been,  i-umably, shut out. and glared at  with baleful eyes. And King,,  crsing this bit of street, walked  slowly, obs*.-**vir.g the. Amaranth  from tin* side opposite to it,  noting the house next to the  which he knew to be tliat of  P-arthclemy.       There  w  ll|C       ;-...- J....-if.v       r. .'       rt.'f 1..,..  i'i\ thing remarkable about  King, /ri*ni his knowledge  ality, which was deep and  knew* that Avory was right  that the entrances to the  as he had described. But  inst then more interested  Barlhelcmy's house than in  lhe club. It was a high, narrow  house, whereas the club was a fairly  wide one. and had windows on each  side, of its front door. Xcxt door to  Mr. Uarthrle-ny's house was another  house which was just as narrow���������a  house sacred to the users of medicated baths, which fact was announced on a [*jiodos*t brass plate on thc  right hand of tlic entrance. That, at  this particular moment, was all there  was to see. But King found much  food  for reflection  in  seeing it.  "If Avory is right," hc mused, as  he lounged along, swinging his stick  and sniffing the morning air. "if Avory is right, and some people remain  behind in the Amaranth, there's one  Ihing that's dead certain, and that is,  they don't stop in the Amaranth. The  probability is that as friend Barthelemy is proprietor of the Amaranth,  ji]ul as he jsy incidentally, one of thc  biggest scoundrels unhung, lhat remarkable -act being known lo a sell et few ]n ople. they turn out of tho  Amaranih into liarthelemy's house.  1  have no more dotd.it of. that than.l  ]:P.'Amr   '.iinc   ������������-*   r-iil   wouM   -'iuM-rlV-iy'  Vio   yomlf-i    sparrow   if   il     had     the  chi'nee.     Bm "     llo   paused,    and  booked   slantingly   at   the   roofs   as   if  it  witn  "that  \nd   with   a   delicate   manipulation  : oi   lingers   and   wrist   he  contrived  in  | unobtrusive   fashion     to     accompany  i the   return   oi   the   matches     with     a  S'couple   of   half-crowns.  I     "Thank     yon,     sir���������much     obliged,  sir,"   said   the   constable.     "Er���������fond  of   an   early   morning   walk,   sir?        I  think  I've  seen  you  before,  sir!"  King  nodded gravely.  *'Ah, 1 daresay, officer," hc answered.    "A good many officers have Sfipn  me  early iu the morning clothed, and  in   my   right   mind,  you  know."  The  officer     grinned.       Any    little  pleasantry   deserves   a   grin   from     u  gentleman   who   accompanies  live shillings'.  "Thc fact is," continued Kin  I suiter from a very remarkable form  of insomnia ��������� sleeplessness, you  know. Do what I will, I cannot  sleep before six o'clock in the morning. 1 havc tried many doctors, and  all the remedies. I hdve made trial  of, I suppose, pretty nearly .every  remedy under the sun. That is to:  say, with the exception of diuigSjj  which T abhor. I havc drunk tumblers of hot water; I have sipped stou*  out of a teaspoon; I have even abased myself by eating a mess of boiled  onions. All     no     good���������until     six  o'clock in the. morning comes, 1  cannot sleep."  The constable, who had listened to  this with an expression of great in-  terest and commiseration, nodded,  "Just so, sir," he said sympathetically. "The tiling is, sir, can you  sleep then?"  "Excellently!"    replied  fall asleep at once, and I sleep soundly for seven hours."  "Capital thing,, that, sir,'  constable. "I had a mate  got into your >vay, sir, all through  family trouble, you know sir, and a  teirible time he had, and a nice time  ihey had as had to do with  Couldn't get his sleep, nohow!  thing you can, sir���������whatever  is.    Same lime, to bc  only that false peace which brought  this very war to our hearts. But  row, while the precious blood of  youth is still draining into the cesspits of death, now- if wc ask ourselves this question, then such a  peace may we makc as shall out-  winter all journeys of tbe earth. But  Ave must ask with' an agony of the  bearr, a determination, of thc mind,  and a longing of the soul, as if we  were drowning men to whom a rope  has been thrown out of thc darkness  that engulfs us.���������Harold Begbie in  North American Review.  School Land Moneys  Increased   Revenue    For    Provinces  Through Investment in  War Bonds  By the investment of the school  lands money held in trust by the Dominion government in five per cent,  war bonds instead of three per cent,  savings bank interest the revenue of  the three prairie, provinces will be increased by over $220,000 a year.  "Manitoba's'school land monies held  in trust by thc Dominion government;  amount to $4,050,494, so that an additional $80,000- a year will result  through the increased interest. The  increase in Saskatchewan's revenue  will  be.   slightly   higher,  namely  $82,-  000 per year, the amount of thc school  lands trust funds of this province being .$4,093,063.30. Alberta has $3,-  091,579 in  school land money- held in  1 rust byr the Pominion government.  Us revenue in consequence of the investment of the funds in war bonds  vill therefore bc increased by more  than  $60,000.  For the enlightenment of our readers who desire to know something  about the school system of Western  Canada, it may be explained that  school lands consist of two sections  (1,280 acres) in every township (36  sections) in Alberta, Saskatchewan  and Manitoba, that is, approximately  one-eighteenth of the entire area of  the three provinces. These, lands, arc  administered byr the Dominion government, in trust, with the object of  establishing a fund 'for educational  purposes in the provinces mentioned.  They are disposed of, from time to  time, at public auction only to the  highest bidder, and subject to a certain upset price. From this source a  very large revenue is derived which  makes possible an adequate  system at small cost to the  maker.  Profit By New  Zealand's Blunder  As a result of this unwise system  of drafting, the agric.ulaural area under crop in New Zealand has fallen  by more than; 100,000 acres in one  ycar. The crop of'* wheat this year is  two million bushels less than a year  ago, and the reduction in the oat  crop reaches a similar total."  Having on hand already a National  Service register, the Canadian government should not fall into the error -which is noticeable in New Zealand. They should know at Ottawa  just about how many men are need-  ed to maintain production, in* Canada  at the maximum, particularly in agriculture, and they should know how  many men are available for these productive works and who they are. And  with this information in hand, there  is no good reason why we. should not  j escape New Zealand's blunder.���������Calgary- Daily  Herald.  King.  '  said  once  the.  that  A   min-  I his eye's not the  those  people  he nir'Mii lo address theni  v,:r i kip*-*, il b> fore lie turuei  on the p;iveiiient. "Bt.it that  pfint! The pnivi is���������if  en into BariluTmy's house from the  club bv -mni' s< cret way., as I reckon  tl cy ilo, ii iv purposes of their own���������  j.- hi', ii iMi-l'i i- innri' likelv-��������� how do  i .nu jigain ? I low do they  .ie,iin ':"-������������������he emphasized hie.  i, i-'ith '-la--lies ol his walking  ',-. ii Ik,ni ,'i I rm-iing undue at-  in :i quiet1 '���������! reel like I his ?  Uiu-. is in,i such ;i fool as to  i" i ,iu I iii'i>u;',li ihe i bib al any  llu iiiiiruiii-.'. IjiuiIm hmy is  ,,ii.;',i    ,i-    i<>   ihiul.   ih..I   jm-o-  him.  Good  time it  wake all night  must  bc very  trying,  sir.    You   find  walkii-g about do you good, sir?"  "I find it a very good thing," answered King. "1 pass thc first part  of t.hc night reading and amusing myself. About ibis time. '!' conic out for  a walk. 1 havc walked over a great  deal of the West End. At half-past  live I return to my rooms in .lermyn  ���������! Street, cat some l^',,*, f00(*|, t,m\ ^  ie!?urely ttv lied and to sleep. Oh,  yes, I have indeed much to be thankful for. At thc same time, 1 should  rejoice to bc restored to normal conditions. Now, there is one remedy 1  have not tried���������lhat is a course of  medicated baths. And oddly enough,  as I strolled along here just now, 1  see there is an establishment of lhat  i  KEEP CHILDREN WELL  DURING HOT WEATHER  Every'mother knows how fatal thc  hot summer months arc to small  children. Cholera infantum, diarrhoea  dysentry and stomach troubles are  rife at this time and often a precious  little life, is lost after only a few-  hours' illness. The mother who  keeps Baby's Own Tablets in the  house feels safe. The- occasional use  cf the Tablets prevents stomach and  bovvel troubles, or if trouble comes  suddenly���������as it generally does���������the  Tablets will bring the baby safely  through. They are. sold by medicine  dealers or by mail at 25 cents a box  from The Dr. VVilliams' Medicine  Co.,  Brockville,  Out.  Thc Grammar School Principal  went from room to room explaining  what to do in case, of fire. Thc pupils listened with respectful attention  until he came to his final instructions,  then smiles and giggles disturbed  the   principal's   serenitv.  "Above all things," he. said, "if  your clothing catches tire, remain  cool."���������Chicago  News.  school  home-  Unwritten   poems     and     imprinted  songs  make life endurable.  MONEY ORDERS  Send   a   Dominion   Express  They are payable everywhere.  Money   Order.  Secure the agency in vour district  for PELHAM'S PEERLESS FRUIT  and ORNAMENTAL TREES. Good  pay; exclusive territory. Our agencies are valuable. Write PEL HAM'  NURSERY  CO.; Toronto, Ont.  LAUNDRY   BiL.L.3  are unnecessary jf you-wear  Arlington Collars and Cuffs  They are -waterproof and aU that is necessary  when they become soiled is to wash theni with  soap and water and they look as good as linen.  No ironing: is necessary. Ask your dealer for  them.  Manufactured by the  ARLINGTON   CO. OF  CANADA, Umftetf  Fraser Avenue. Toronto  Minard's   Liniment   Co.,   Limited.  Gentlemen,���������I have, used MIN-j  ARD'S LINIMENT on my vessel  and in mys family for years and for  the every-day ills and accidents ol*  life I consider it has no equal. I  would not start on a voyage without  it, if it cost a dollar a bottle.  CAPT.  F.R.   DEJARD1N.  Schr.   Stdrke,     St.    Andre,    Kamour-  aska.  "Why is it That truth will rise  again  when  crushed  to  earth?"  "Because of ils elasticity, of course.  Don't you know how easy i* is lo  stretch the. truth?"���������Boston Trons-  cript.  'S3K  Ths iSreat English JBemedyi  Tone* und invigorates tha whole  , aervoa-j system, make.) new Bloodl  ia old Vein*. Cures Jfervott*  Debility, Mental and Brain Worry, J3eapok~  dency. Loss of Eneroi/t Palpitation of ih*  -Heart, Sailing Msmery. Price tl yer box, si*  for 96.. Ona will please, six will cUr������. Sold by all  druggists or xaallcd la plain pkg. ������n receipt of  Rrice. Kent pamphlet mailed fret. THE WOOD  nei������lCBNECOuT0fi0NT0.0KT. Cfcratrfi Wlsirtr3  THE NEW FREN&H REMEDY. N������1. N������X N.S  *v*-* ks? as* 11. a**\m o^t sk.m tT������^ini?r������BC-T  i ni*ruff-*r~i\jv^ Hospitals win  great success, CURES CHRONIC weaKNUSS. LOST VIGO--;  & VIM. KIDNEY, BLItDDErt. DISEJ.SUS. BI.006 POISON,  PILES. EITHER SO. DRUGGISTS Or MML $1. POST * CTS  FOUGBRA CO. 00. BEEKMAN ST. NEW VOKKorbVMAN BRO*  TORONTO. WRITE FOR FREE BOOK TO Oft.'LB CLEfcQI  MBD.CO. HAVeRSTOCKRD. HAMPSTEAD, LONDON, EROi  TRV NEW PRAGEEITASTEI.ES5I FORMOF    bAjjy TO TAB*  THERAPION rMJP'^-r  BEE THAT TRADE MARKED WORD 'THERAPION* IS OW  BRIT. GOVT. STAMP AFFIXED TO ALU GENUINE PACKST*.  Do not allow worms to sap the vitality of your children. If not attended to, worms may work irreparable harm to thc constitution of the  infant The little sufferers cannot  voice their ailment, but there arc  many signs by wliich mothers arts  made aware thai a dose of .Miller's I  Worm Powder is necessary. These  powders  act  quickly  and   will     expel  For years Mother Graves' Worm  Exterminator has ranked as the. most  effective    preparation     manufactured,  ajid  lion.  il   always   maintains   ils     reputa-  Alberta's Coal Output  DuriiiK  the   three     months  March 31   lhe  ro'ij QiMpt't of  ending  \ Iberia  ! ftmoilhtaf   to*  V.SOl.ii'OO"    irtiis,      Tiie  worms   from  llio  sys  inconvenience lo  the  em   without  child.  any  Girl's Father���������"But how can you  support my dau^'hler? Twenty dollars a week won't pay  the  rent."  Suitor���������"Vou don't mean to say  vou will charge Kditli and me. rent,  do you?"  t*mi   ���������������������������WI��������������������������������������������� ���������i  ��������������������������������������������� jum  Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.  lave you got  'i*p, a bigyor  a war garden?"  one than   I had  y<-:a,r(  greater pari consisted of lignite, and  came, from twenty-seven districts  throughout the province, the. Lelh-  bridge district being the hiohesl producer. The total production of last  year was 4,6-18,60-4 tons.  There  were   no   war   gardens  year.  . "If  with  garner  called  Post.  you   had   seen   the   fights   I  niy  neighbor's  rooster  ovef  last   -year    yon     would  war  hist  last  hnd  my  have.  st on  Minimize The Fire  Peril By Using  EDDY'S  Chemically Self-Extinguishing  "Silent 500sw  lhe Matches With *W������  Afterglow'*  IvDDY is the. only CJun������dt������n  maker oi these matchtiL evorjr  stick of which has bftt:tj^feft'pi4  with a chemical solution ,whje,tt  positively ensures thq taKtcU  becoming dead wood once it  has   boen   lighted     and    blown  ouJ*j.  Look   for  lho words V(^hemi-  caliy srlf-('xtiiaguishiiig"f'6n the  box. '  ti'y.   (������������������������  I'll     uill  11111- ������������������iiui,  i*���������,  i ���������  in ���������  nii-  ir   ul  see there is an  rsuuniMiiin;iii ...   ....*...  nature at the end of lhe street there.  Queer!    1   never noticed  it  before!"  rii...   i>r\iu;i:ilde   noddcr  his  head    in  The constable noddcr his head in  llu* direction of the. house which  stood   next   to   Mr.   liarthelemy's.  "Just  so,  sir���������there, is," he rcnia  'Uul   for   your     complaint,    -sir  d.  hal   tunc   v, <>  your  irid   yon     want  rk  Rii  those.  baths?"  "Oh,   1   believe  having  gone  \ i 1 --but    I  ��������� I'm   nol   sure,   not  into  lhe  ln-licv e.  mal ter  fully  laM      thing  l  ii ie ni'  '      y    .   '       <:'       -'���������_���������' '-i'l"    ���������      >'������������������'  pi i \ ;'li-    ri-' idi'iin     11 tlir   ur  ��������� i   .���������iil-,,      llu    | u >l i j i    w uiihl  fEtrnn;l**i(e������! Thelitis*  J'-vri*. inll'iriiril by ett\nu  imi:<- to Suii, Dust-mi! Wlni!  (iie'i l.ly iclievnl by Mlirlllt)  I ytU-miedy. NoSmuiiiiij*-,  iu������.t live C'-iufoit. A������  lie pri Jf'iU'e. Mutlnc tye  I in Uniihcllhr.lyi'.l ttr.ak  Ere?  Vuuf Uni.'ij.'1-ii'i' '  liUlveil.'J'uiiriiil.'fiC.  |;iiii.'''i*ju oi /.luii-iir iVvk ^emriiy i.o., I.hir.dfia  uiglil,''   i < plic'l   K in-;.  (To  P.e Continued,")  Nicholas 11. Private  1   u.i nerally   Known   thai,  il:i vs.     \ he     ov ivtir  .period   of   mi".  ins  W.       N.      U.       H70  ll   i->   uu  hi-.   yiMingci  KlI'.M.l,     '-ol V  i:i the l\U:-Tiu  ������������������uhli' t. I!' ' >'bi  ��������� l rii'lums   I'l.n ' d  ,,'. ���������-,   ��������� y.liM'���������''   l"'    "  \is   lull   entiipniciil  !:,.  ,-, ,.���������...;,���������.,...!   ,',.\l  III  u(  CO  .nm*,   .ih   .i   common  iiM<Vl   lu   :dl   'he    re-I  ,lM   im   ordinary   l'ii  iiiiifi -r< nnd  <'���������! i r villi* I  ���������.villi   lhe   i'"-I-   < V1  \w lifured ���������>'' " I'ti  \ .11 r  ,'s ii huh  u.    l-!um.inull,    ul  Ih.i.h  ,v    1. Villi  ,   lumiiii;   from  Solo.  jj  Ihr  l'-j..|-  < ir-  Kue  2 nml G lb. Cnrlons���������  10, 7(St 50 ������xu\ 100 Ib. Bajj-i.  has never been offered as "just as good" as some  movf������ famous brand : for Sixtv Years it has itself  been that more  famous brand���������and deservedly,  "Let Redpath Sweeten it." ;,s  Made in one grade only���������the highest I  UUattMBaHgMUM  ���������H*fi������H'l<' 4 *rKmV*t*+,,  iiiiiiiiiiliiiii'iliYlMliiiliyiiiiiiiiilliiiliiiii] illllfc  ������-*������������������  /  ttkZmW^mmtt^^ Vr G-"  Actual Profits Two * Thirds of a Cent per Pound  THE statement issued by the Department of Labor concerning  the business of The William Davies Company Limited has  been given widespread circulation throughout the country and  provoked public unrest..  Whatever the technical wording of the report was, the effect has  been that the newspapers have published'that "the profits o*n Bacon  alone" of this Company "for I916?y were about "five millions of  dollars." This interpretation of the official report is not surprising  in view of certain statements that, the Commissioner of the Cost of  Living makes. The Commissioner is reported as saying that  " There were two indi%ridual cases of profiteering in 1916 and that  had these cases occurred since the passage of the cost of living  Order-in-Council, he would consider it his duty to recommend that  the facts be laid before the Attorney-General for consideration as  to their criminality/' The situation created by such erroneous  and damaging statements is serious as emanating from a Govern*  ment official, from whom one looks for not only accurate statements  but correct conclusions. m   ,  The William Davies -Company, being a private concern, has followed the practice of all private corporations, except when it made a  bond issue in 1911, in that it has not published reports of its assets and  liabilities or profit and loss. The present circumstance, however, in  which a. Government Official has led the public to false conclusions,  makes it advisable for this Company, for both the public interest an<|  its own interest, to publish particulars of its business as well as point  out the error of the statement of the Government Official.  For the last fiscal year ending March 27th, 1917, The William Davies Com--  pany bought and killed 1.048,000 head of Live Stock (Cattle, Hogs and Sheep.)  This, plus purchases of outside Meats, produced 160,000,000 pounds of Meats.  The Company handled 6,550,000 pounds of Butter and Cheese, 5,650,000 dozens  of Eggs, and manufactured 26,500,000.tins of Canned Goods.  The net profits on these were .68 cents (or two-thirds of a cent) per pound on  meats, 1.04 cents on Butter and Cheese, 1.04 cents per dozen on Eggs, and .47  cents (or slightly less than one-half a cent) per tin on Canned Goods. These  profits include profits on'all By-Products derived from these accounts.  During the year the Company served at its retail stores 7,500,000 customers, *  the average purchase of each customer was 35c, and the net profit upon each  sale was 5-8 of 1 cent.  The turnover of tiie Cbiftpany from all its operations for the last fiscal year  ending March 27th, 1917, was $40,000,000. The net percentage of profit upon  this turnover, after deducting war tax, was 1,69 per cent., or including war tax  8.45 per cent.  The William Davies Company has assets of $13,385,000 of which $3,865,009  is tied up in fixed investments.  To provide the necessary facilities for the increased volume of business th������  Company expended $750,000 in buildings and equipment during the year.  Companies of other character present no more reasonable statement of profife  and loss based upon the investments made in the business. -      , <  The William Davies Company offered to the Imperial authorities, a������ well as  to the War Office Service (which represents the Imperial authorities in Canada^  to place the'output of its Factory with respect to Bacon supplies, Canned Beef  and Pork and Beans at the service of the authorities, on the basis of cost plus aa  agreed percentage. These offers were successively dec-lined as the authorities  evidently desired to purchase in the open market, and on this basis The Willianj  Davies Company has secured War Office business by open competition with tha  world.* ���������    ���������. '  Respecting the Report of the Commissioner on the Cost of Living:���������  Last Winter the Commissioner, under authority of  ������rder-j-ih-Council, required packers to submit statements  under oath for some years back and up to December .1st,  1916, of incoming stocks' of Meats and the cost of such, as  well as statements of outgoing product, and the selling value.  This Company represented.iu writing at the time that the  information as specifically, required was not in accordance  with Packing House Accounting methods, and invited the  Commissioner to scud an Officer to thellead Office of the  Company to examine the books for any information desired,  and to secure a viewpoint as to the best way of collecting  data which would be of use to the Government, This offer  was declined, and there was nothing to do bnt fill ia the information required as literally as we could determine it.  Fcr example, there "was no recognition of the fact that a  raw product may enter a factory under a specific classification  and leave the factory as a finished product under some other  classification. -    -  We submitted a series of accurate figures based upon our  interpretation of the official requirements which made no  provision for charges of any description other than incoming  freight aud unloading charges to be included in the cost or  to be deducted from the selling price. There was nothing  in the report which could be read so as to determine a profit  and lfj;*.s statement. The very fact that with only a statement  based upon cost of raw products and value of sales in Great  Britain a Government Official has deduced "I,arge margins,"  "Profit^'i-mg" and "Criminality" if it had occurred since  the passage of a recent Act, shows too -dangerous a trifling  and incapacity to be permitted to deal with any important  situation. The statements of this Company have been treated  by thc author of this report as if the out-going product was  identical with the incoming product, and from the series of  reports he has singled out two items���������the Bacon and Egg  reports���������and from them deduced an erroneous "margin'*  which the newspapers have interpreted os "profit." The  author of the inquiry shows a strange luck of even a fundamental knowledge of simple bookkeeping and a dangerous  inability to co-ordinate figures. The following arc specific  and outstanding- errors in thc report:  The principal item that is causing excitement deals with  cold storage bacon. The ternv"cold-stomgc" is not defiued,  and thi: public is allowed to make its own definitions. As all  Bacon in a packing house is under refrigeration it is really  all cold-storage, and therefore this Company's figures of  cold storage Bacon represent the complete quantity of  Bacon handled in its entire Plant, whether iu freezers or in  process of cure for immediate shipment.     That some com  panies interpreted cold-storage product as "freezer" product  only is evidenced by the smalLness or entire lack of  figures on the Bacon list for some Plants, indicating that many  Firms did not submit statements' of their complete stocks,  as did this Company. An Official of this Company pointed  out this cold-storage distinction to Mr. O'Connor and Miss  McKenna in Ottawa a few weeks ago, and the failure to make  the distinction after, having had it pointed out evidences lack  of desire for accuracy of the real information desired.  It is true The William Davies Company, iu 1916, exported  97,791,000 pounds of Bacon, but we do not know how the  margin of 5.05 cents per pound is arrived at by Mr. O'Connor,  as there were no figures to justify such a conclusion. The  probabilities are that the margin is arrived at by taking the  average cost per pound of incoming product from the average  selling price per pound of outgoing product. This may be  a rough way of estimating the gross margin when dealing  with small figures, but when dealing with figures the size  that Mr. O'Connor has to deal with, a very small fraction of  a cent per pound of error makes a very important difference  in the total, and one must be careful to make sure that the  outgoing product is the same finished merchandise of tho  incoming product reported ou.  Allowing it to pass, however, as a rough estimate, we  wish to point out���������(first)���������the inquiry of the Commissioner  allowed only for incoming freight and unloading charges,  and made no provision whatsoever for operating charges of  any kind, such as labor, curing materials, refrigeration, et  cetera. Such actual charges on the 97,791,000 pounds  exported were $l,162,000���������or 1.2 cents per pound. This  amount covered all charges up to the. point of placing the  Bacon on cars f.o.b. packing-house. In addition to this was  the actual cost to land and sell this 97,791.000 pounds in England after leaving the packing house, which involved charges  of 2.0 cents per pound���������or *-2,83ti,000. Thus 2.9 cents per  pound included inland and ocean freight, landing charges, war  and marine insurance, cables, and selling commission to agents.  The ocean freight and war risk alone. would make up 2.4  cents of the charge of 2.9 cents per pound. This 1.2 cents.  plus 2.9. cents���������a total of 4.1 cents���������must be deducted from  Mr. O'Connor's margin of 5.0.5 cents per pound, leaving a  margin of .95 cents, or slightly less than a cent j,..-, pound,  which still has to be reduced because of the error of premises  and because of further factors which have to be considered  to determine net profits.  It is quite evident some oF the other puckers did uot  show selling values iu the country in which the goods were   ., n  {'  sold���������a proceeding quite proper, as the forms submited to \f*\  filled in were indefinite and ambiguous, thus permitting without charge of evasion a variety of interpretation as to tha  information required. It is thus possible that of all th������  figures submitted by the different packers that no two set$  of costs and sales prices are determined at the same common  point. It is this difference of interpretation of what wai  required that accounts for the difference of the alleged  "margin" made by the different companies. Commo4  conclusions, however, have been drawn by the author of the  report from varying bases of premises.  The figure,*** of the Egg business were aubiiiiiLed on this  same basis as Bacon, and similar deductions must be made.  (Second)���������The above margin is further reduced in that  the author of this inquiry singled out the Bacon figures as an  item in which the selling price shows an alleged improper  advance over cost, but he did not give us credit for this  statements of other productss of which figures were submitted  the selling prices of which were under cost. The reason  of this was that through failure to inquire the Department  entirely overlooked the fact that product may come in as  pork and, through the process of manufacture, go out as Bacon  or, in another instance, enter the factory as beef and go out in  the form of canned meats; for example: much of the product  which came in as pork, and which was entered on the porlt;  sheet submitted to the Commissioner���������about which he makes  no mention���������was cured and left the factory in the form of  Bacon, and was, therefore, entered on the outgoing side of tho  Bacon sheet���������the result is that the Bacon sales are increased  by this amount over the incoming stocks of Bacon, aud, likewise, the sheet showing sales of pork is reduced by the amount  that went out in the form of Bacon. If the Dcoartment*  tskes one set of figures that show favorable to the Company  they should take another set of figures that show unfavorable,  as the principle in either case is the same, and failure to do 59  looks as if the author of the report wa9 exercising mora  enthusiasm than sound judgment ia his investigations.  (Third)���������It is queried in the report, that "If the margin of  8.47 cents," alleged to have been made in 1915, "was satis,  factory, why was it necessary to show increased margin in  1910?" Assuming again for the moment the soundness of  the premises in asking such a question based on an erroneoui  "margin ", it will be found that the increased margin is chiefly  absorbed in increased ocean freight rates and war risk \vL-  stirance in 1916, of which apparently the author of the reporfi  was in ignorance.  The Company does not challenge either the legal or moral right of the Government to investigate business enterprises when public interests directs sueh an  disposal of the investigating committee, if it is considered they can  render any .service which will be of value. The Company has not now���������nor  at any lime during the fifty years of its operation���������anything lo conceal in method  ". or practice of currying on its business. Jt does, however, claim thri right to con-  , duct its export business without abusive comment from Government civil  servants���������especially when the conclusions drawn from the data asked for are  improperandfal.se.  One of ( 'anada's chief export industries is the packing business. It is essential  . to the live stock industry, and, along with other export industries, it maintains  the financial .stability of this country, aiul should, providing it is on a sound basis,  receive encouragement and not slanderous abuse. Tn view of tho publicity  given to the report of the Commissioner on the cost of living, the Company  demands the .same publicity iu having an official Government investigation of  this report to determine the truthfulness or untruthfulness of its conclusions.  We do not .seek public consideration as a company, but we do sny ihnl untruth-  !n\ ofl'tfui] slide unruly, ov .s late men U the cHeel. of whicli is to create an mil nil li.  adversely affect the live stock industry of this country, which is so valuable and  essential a wealth-producing power and, in the long run, are harmful to thc very  people that the statement seeks to benefit.  If the passing out of existence of a corporation such as The William Davies  Company, or if nationalization of packing houses would materially and permanently reduce food priced, then in view of the present world tragedy it ought)  to be consummated without delay. The fact of the matter is, however, that  with millions of people in Europe turning from producers into consumers becauso  of the war, and the tremendous destruction of food products incident to war,  there is uo remedy for the high prices of food while such conditions last, except  thc remedy of thrift and increase of production.  kinds of commodities declines also".      Wlu������,t. can be done enn only l>e done bj  Food Controller.    We wish to point out that nothing at all enn be nccompHuhcc  unless thc data .secured arc accurately and clearly irmdc and the dcductioii-D  jhmr-ojii   .suuiul.    Oidy   public   harm   arises   from   dangerous  incompctcn  in the haphaKMrd collection and cureless use of imporlaul figures.  ���������mpctcncjr  An far an The William Davie* Compttmt is nmcerned thin terminate* all publio Memento of the* Company, and it will naif no more attention to sneeutativ*  and haphazard xtatements mado either Inj newspapers or civil servants.     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V,      11701  ���������i ���������mumniiiiiua "tl  iiMxna'^-axmyiM'^'f  m*  J  9HBHV  mmsmmmtm ���������win -mwriii  nimmmiiw'-n- ���������'  *���������"���������-"���������'  niilimuiini mi mm '���������"'" S;;KV'ii;if'j^i'f^rr'^'i"f^^^***Ty  $&%%)&&&  mi--  "Iv  1"  P  B':  is-  W'  BC''  f-��������������� ���������  If.  I*".  1:  if.  I  I  i  M  k  J.l...  Iii'!  sssasr-Si-astft  W^^^SI^^^S^^SK  ���������-������������������.f^^rl^i  WiCi -���������i."*'"i'irf.,"*������  TKB". ���������'e^SS^ON BSTISSW  THE CRESTON REVIEW  Issued every Friday at Oreston, B.C.  Subscription: $2 a year in advance;  $2.50 to United States points.  O. F. Hayes, Owner and Editor.  . ���������*��������� *   ORESTON, B.C., FRIDAY, SEPT. 14  Fruit Qseii&ok  If observations of market commissioners and other market  authorities are to be -relied on it  seems safe, at this writing, to predict that Valley apple growers are  due to get very satisfactory prices  for the somewhat limited crop this  year.  In eastern Canada we are told  the Ontario and Quebec crop will  be little larger than sufficient to  take care of the home demand,  while Nova Scotia, with a crop 20  per cent, lighter than expected  early in August, will be the only  Canadian contender B.C. growers  will have on the prairie market.  J.   A.   Grant,  the     B.C.   fruit  markets' commissioner at" Calgary,  is Just back from a visit   to Washington and   Oregon   fruit growing  centres,   and his  optimism  is  unbounded.     In     his    last    official  bulletin he states "that the panicy  and uncertain state of the season's  market for apples has   disappeared  and a very   strong feeling   that   a  return   of  the   times  ot  seven   or  eight years ago when   prices   were  of a kind to  induce   men into   the  fruit growing business   has arrived  again.  An almost complete failure of  the orange crop iu California, too,  will involve a keener demand for  apples both north and south of the  border, with higher prices as a  consequence.  Another gratifying feature to  the Valley crop is that it is exceptionally clean, and the per  centage of number threes shipped  this year will be light���������something to be grateful for in view of  the low prices obtained last year  on cars that were  top heavy with  tl*1*5* low crt*a<^<-> tr������i������J*-.  With the arrival of woman suffrage,  and the more prominent place in  affairs the war has necessitated  them taking, let us hope their  activities will expand until they  more actively co-ope'rate with  organization now exclusively of  male membership, Here, at least,  the women have shown a go-ahead  spirit, a little of which would help  a whole lot in some of our men's  organizations.  Hais Offf  A word of very hearty commendation is due the officers, directors  and members generally of the local  Womens' Institute ou���������the splendid  all-round success of their annual  fall fair last week.  To show an almost 100 per cent,  increase in the number of classes  in which prizes were offered, as  well *s a doubling up in the number of entries, as compared with  1916, is an accomplishment of  which the ladies may by rightly  proud, particularly in a season  snch as has obtained this year, and  in the critical times the Valley, in  common with all Canada, is feeling  a little more acutely than heretofore.  The Women's Institute here  seems to havo the faculty of making a success of almost everything  it enters upon. Whether that  succees is due to the whole-souled  energy of the rank and file of the  members, or to the enterprise and  faithfulness of the leaders remains  to be seen, but at all events it is  very seldom that the Institute fails  upon any project it entertains.  If a more man might offer something for the good and welfare of  the exhibition might we suggest  that thc prize list covering ati much  as possible of the awards to be  made in needlework bo announced  ,',.Y*y <>���������-'*������*!y \\\ tb<* ?!"v.' "/enr r/> (Jin*.  tJw winter month-- can be utilized  for the making up of these articles,  From early summer until early fall  l)i<- ladieii on local ranches have  little ov no time available for work  of thi'*- H������ji I- inoit: <M|>.;<;inlly.  (Vcston Valley imcuaniiOH a -.croup  of energetic women of whom any  town or -ii y iniuht    well   b<* prouci.  The Vancouver Sun, which is  generally considered the official  mouthpiece of B.C. mainland  Liberalism, makes some observations in a recent issue that are of  interest locally.  Possibly the most important is  that Hon. Wm. Sloan, minister of  mines, is going to retire from provincial activities and run for the  dominion house in Nanaimo, his  successor to the mines portfolio to  be J. E. Thompson, the Grand  Forks member.  In view of the fact that the  minister of education comes from  Greenwood it seems incredible that  the Grand Forks representative  should also be included in the  cabinet, more especially when it is  recalled that the mines department is essentially a Kootenay  portfolio, and that in John Keen,  M.P.P., this country has the very  best man possible for that position.  Mr. Sloan's rumored withdrawal  does not come as a surprise, though  it is felt in certain quarters that  along with him would go Hon. Dr.  King, minister of works, to contest  Bast Kootenay for federal honors,  with the guarantee of cabinet rank  at Ottawa in case the Liberals  sweep the country. The Sun sizes  up West Kootenay like this:  The redoubtoble Bob Green, the  Kootenay member, has in West  Kootenay an opponent in W. A.  Anstie who has a good chance to  beat him, though Green is known  as a seasoned campaigner. This is,  of course, conditioned on Green not  getting one of the three vacant  senatorships, which he is after, or  some other soft place in the gift of  the Borden administration.  mean at leasfc a doubling of the  agricultural population of the  county in a few short years; the  growth of the present towns; and  the building of new ones to care  for the increase in industry occasioned by the change. It means  the establishment of boat lines on  the river; new enterprises that up  to the present time have not been  possible on account of the sparse  population. It means all this and  more in the increased valuation of  every acre of land. When one  stops to contemplate tho vast resources that are looked up in the  Kootenay valley on account of the  present flood condition, he is  astounded.  Government engineers have  assured us that drainage is possible  and at a very moderate cost. Is it  rot then the duty of every citizen  to put his shoulder to the wheel  and push, and keep on pushing  until we arrive at the end sought���������  the complete reclamation of this  vast source of wealth and comfortable homes ?  Kasto Favors  Hear!   Heart  Bonners Ferry Times: There is  not a man in Boundary county  who would not be benefitted by the  draining of the Kootenay valley,  and   the   same   is    true    of   the  x. :-i *.��������� ���������*.. i.u~ ���������ii ���������  tcaiuoiiva in   uno   v ouoy   J.I.-    jT^...  Ull   OHO *UUi!l-  At Kaslo, too, they are warming  up to the Kootenay flats reclamation project, due to the fact that  the successful control of the waters  of the Kootenay will eliminate all  danger of flooding the lower lands  at that end of the lake each year.  On the subject the Kootenaian last  week remarks:  Kaslo people should give generous  support to the movement in Creston  for the reclamation scheme, whieh  would result in the making available  of a large area of the richest. soil in  British Columbia, lying along the  Kootenay river, aud which at' the  peesent time is not available for  agriculture.  While Creston and the territory on  the river, north and south of the international boundary line will be the  chief beneficiary of such a scheme,  the plan has much to recommend it to  Kaslo's favorable consideration and in  fact to every resident along the shores  of Kootenay Lake and also along the  West Arm.  ���������n....      _'. 3 l x xi , ox   til  Brum siur svtiiuxnyxjtuvvuti uts.tttmtt win  be the removal of the high water  menace. By opening wider the outlet  from the main lake, so that the surplus water in spring time may the  more easily find its route to the sea,  the high water level will be lowered  by several feet, with the result that  there will be no possibility of flooding  property at the lower end of town.  A similar result will be gained for  ranchers who live close to the edge of  the water along the West Arm.  The plan would serve to make the  high water level of the lake a fixed  one, and it could be relied upon each  summer that the tide should go just   r..., ,. _ J * xt   adian side. It is to the interest of  the taxpayers of Boundary county;  every rancher; every miner; every  lumberman; every stockraiser;  every business man; every professional man; to the railways and  to the boat lineb. There is not a  man, woman or child in the confines of this county but would  profit in a greater or lesser degree  by the successful completion of an  adequate drainage system, even if  the cost was ijjilOO per acre of tho  land involved.  It may not be generally known,  but it is true that the soil of the  Kootenay valley has sufficient  potash in its natural stato to insure  tho growing of record eorps of  grain, hay, vegetables and fruits,  year after yoar for a century without artificial fertilization. Bo-  poated and recent soil analyses  have proven this condition. With  tho danger of annual inundation  removed this thirty to forty thoun-  ar.d novo:", of land on the, American  side, and as muoh or moro on the  Canadian sido of tho boundary  line, will bo ready for intensive  cultivation.  What this ineaiiH to the people  ol' Boundary county cannot bo  cxitTct'M-d in dollai-H and <*-<ntH. but  il- means more than any one  individual can conei-ivo of.    li will  Several young Doukhobors of  Brilliant haye enlisted in the army.  Nelson bakers report a steadily in-  crensing demand for brown bread at  present.  Fob Rent���������Six-room house with  half-acre of fruit and garden. Furnace in basement and cellar 1*1x20  feet.   Apply R. Boadway, Oreston.  The Canada Copper Co. at Greenwood has received notice from 08 of  its employees at. the Mother Lode  mine stating that they uo longer  wish to contribute to the Canadian  Patriotic Fund.  Ono day last week chute contractors,  Nich Sjodln and Gust Forsborg, working in ono of the Canadian Pacific  railway camps at Bull River, woro  instantly killed by a log jumping out  of thc chute and ntrlking them whilo  thoy were sitting on a log nearby  talking.  At Penticton at present persons aro  required to BU������pend entirely thu iiho of  water for any purpose other than  those requirements which can bo  clatiHt'd jIh doiucHtic. No water iiuibI  bc ut,cd i'or tlic irrigation oi land, thu  sprinkling of lawns, gardens, aide-  walks or streets, tho wasljlng of windows or automobiles.  ROBT. LAMONT  NOTARY PUBLIO  INSURANCE REAL. CtQTATtS  UttAUtzhf IN OOAL  ORg&TON  ****   D.C.  "Tffi* VERY man who has  *W to carry* coal to a  stove���������and most of us  do������������������will find much to interest him in the Heaters  and Kitchen Ranges we  have on otir* floors now.  You will be especially-  pleased wiih our* display* of  self-feeding Heaters and  Ranges.  You can Bx. theni tip at night  and when you g������**i up in the morning, you'll havc a fire. Simply  shake it down a little, open the  draft and the heat conies.  Another thing-it is the experience of most of our customers  that one of these stoves pays for  itself in a winter's use just by the  way it saves coal.  What kind of Shotgun  do   you   shoot���������  Single Shot, Double-  barrel or BLepeater?  Stop  in   and   see our  REMINGTON - UMC  Pump  Guns and Autoloading  Guns.   Their advantages of balance, accuracy^ an-t easy operation  give   REMINGTON-UMC Guns  peculiar  superio-ity  both   at .the  trans and in ths fi#������1d- '  S. A. SPEERS  REMINGTON  v uticV.'-  TUT"  I rlli-  OF COMMERCE  SI?* EDMUND WALKER,  C.V.O.. LLD.. D.C.L., President  SIS JOHN AIRD. CefleraTttaWaser  K. V. F. JON2S. Ass't Cen'I. Manager  Capital Paid Up.$15,000,000 X R^ys Rji;d, . $13,500,000  SAVINGS BANK BUSINES  j������������������������  Security, convenience and courtesy are assured to all  who deposit their savings with this Bank.  If it is not convenient for you to visit thc Bank personally, you may open your account entirely by mail,     ss  C. G. BENNETT Manager Creston Branch  SHIP US YOUR CREAM  Sweet Cream Butterfat 46c per lb.  Sour Cream Butterfat 44c per lb.  f.o.b, Nelflon  WRITE US FOB SHIPPING TAGS  Curlew Creamery Co.  NELSON, B.C.  BOX 1192  ���������ua  tmrn  Transfer, Livery and Feed Stables  Sleighs and Cutters.     Team Sleighs  Single aud Double Harness and Supplies  Several  Sots   of Second-Hand Harness  Coal and Wood For Sale.  BLff        %X������r        Bkffsfjsmax^toBar/ZEZTj^B msELB  mfWmm4 WrJV WWmf ^-P%JF iffiSl Smm.jffiP   Et   ffW  kt^nsonsB &3>(&  ttirdar Ave.  Cr0&t0m  ���������..*������, yvf*'*' ���������y**������ #w m* "**  4 '*it*+-m*m*t>*������i r  Nftt  M���������IWM  mOMNMMlH  iitMiiiiiiaiittiiia  wjjjiV, tm^ttm. mr^A i. 4 *  .n ia muimiirj,uaM^Un"i  jmj^^tiim*,,.ximxm*mlLx.*ltuim.  tt.-j,Jtt������^fi^a^'^..-ai<^  ���������,.:.���������..���������.,���������^.i^^^,l.^.Ua^XX^^  ���������^tt.IMyJa.w^.L^M..w,^.MJ^  t,im*m^:m������~mt*.mtx;.  i,ir'iiiil"a'"'"'-""-"'"*' icese:  Nothing short of a German invasion,  or an outbreak of snjallpox, or something of that sort, would now look to  be tremendous enough to. prevent the  big reclamation meeting at Greston oh  Sept. 29th being the :gr.eat big .success  the promoters are figuring: it will be.  Barring Premier Brewster V every  cabinet sninistei-j w>i.ter rights employee, C.P.R. official; M.P. and  M.P.P. written to asking them to be  present have replied that they will  certainly lie on hand.  Hon.. J. H. King, minister of works,  has notified that he has made arrangements to be in attendance, ;and Hon.  ^T. D. Pattullo, minister of lands, also  writes that it is his intention to attend  if nothing unforseen transpires.  In  acknowledging  receipt    of the  inyitatibn to be among those present  on the 29th Pre*mier Brewster writes:  '-,.*Por.;.iyoui;V'.information I may state  that I have arranged to make a tour,  of the north-eastern section of the;  province and am leaving this week to.  be away-from the coast between two:.  and three weeks. This will preclude.,  my attendance at your "convention���������  afact"which I regret very much���������but  as-fcwo of the ministers will endeavbi-;  tc be present, as well as Water Controller Young, I have no doubt the  reclamation scheme will have the  fairest" first-hand consideration possible by them. Wishing you success;  and progress in your deliberations."  Mr. H. Maxwell Smith, chairman of  the newly-created Land Settlement.  Board, also writes very enthusiastically of the project as well as of the meeting. Among other things he writes:  "I majy -say that the reclamation of  the Kootenay, Flats has always appeared tp me to be a perfectly feasible  and most desirable public work to be  undertaken.   :Mahy years ago, .when  "Tstite  these J&wssy  mt Youf Qv&n Ppiee  !<:��������� first-visitedVCreston,1   was   very  much, impressed^ with the fertility of  that land and the possibilities of that  immense area if the control of  the  flood, waters of the Kootenay could be  stfccessfullyeffected.    I   hardly know,  at. the time of writing whether I shall  be able to attend  the conference on  the 29th or not, but I shall * certainly  make an effort to do so."  V R. F. GreehVVM.P., writes that   he  expects the session of the house of  .commons  will be over at Ottawa by  that-time, and if it Is he  will be here.  J.   H.  Schofield,  M.P.P.,  Trail,   and  John Keen, the local M.P.P., are busy  with the officials at Victoria using all  possible moral suasion 'to ensure the  attendance of the ministers of lands  and works, as well as the water rights  officials.    Mr.   Harshaw,   the, C. P.R.  superintendent says the company will  be represented here either by himself  or Mr. Brown, the resident' engineer.  F.  A.  Starky,  president of   the  Associated Bards of Trade says to count  him as a convention delegate,-and for  anyother assistance he can give. And  C. R.   Ward,   Cranbrook,   the Land  Settlement  Board representative foi*  the south-eastern interior, is also ar-'  ranging to be here that day.  Dr. Henderson, president of the  board of trade; and' Guy.Constable, a'  member of the international drainage:  committee;''were at Bonners Ferry on  Tuesday, where they were in conference with the Commercial Club  representatives, helping -shape up the  Idaho features of the proceedings here  on the 29th, and both gentlemen state  that there is every assurance that the  U.S. side of the case will be splendidly  presented by a large and representative delegation of land owners from  across the line.  NEWS GF KOOTENAYS  0������S and  If low prices; count bur entire stocks  in the above lines will be cleared out  in   short   order.    Buy   to-day   and  avoid possible disappointment.  'E*H^;f^<as9Q^  GENEKAI; MERCHti'TV     -     'CRESTON  increased Pt^dueiipn  is urged by the Government���������it has done ITS part, we are doing OURS���������  will you do YOURS ?  ' '���������* "V  OUR part is to grow the very best trees possible, to see they are true-  to name, to care for them in every while they are in our nursery, and to  deliver to you, upright, clean, healthy, well-calipered trees with magnificent root system, well packed, all charges paid, at your neatest station  or dock.   We sincerely think that this is OUR part.  YOUR part is to get your order ready without delay so that you can  plant next Spring and to ORDER EARLY. Early orders aiv better for  us AND BETTER FOR YOU. It is humanly impossible to give the  same attention and care to late orders as those placed six or twelve  months in advance.  Wiii yon write us today for aiiy information, and giving us an idea of  your requirements? Our services and advice are cheerfully yours.  Our large general and Fruit Catalogue, our Rose Catalogue, our Price  List are yours for the asking���������theycontain valuable planting and general  information. Do not delay���������write to-day, or see our local representative  Andrew Miller.  British Columbia Nurseries Company, Limited  1493 Seventh Ave. W., Vancouuer, B.C.     Nursery at Sard's  We a-mry a complete  stock of  Lumber, Lath  when in need of any-  thing in this line call  and   get   our   prices.  Oeipn City Lumber Company  LIMITED  ABbgg Siding  Chas. Sutcliffe had the bad luck to  lose a yearling heifer this week. A  case of blackleg:  Miss Cumberland of Corbin, who  has been here for a month ona visit  with Mrs. R. Stewart, left for home oh  Monday.  W. A. McMurtrie has inyested in  a new driving horse, having purchased  the outfit belonging to Rev. Pow at  Creston. I   ..-.������������������  Mrs. Buries of Cowley, Alta.. who  has spent ayfew days .here with Mrs.  Pease, left for home on Tuesday,  leaving her youngest daughter behind,  for a month's stay.  Th������3 fruit selling agency at Boswell  has gone out of business, for this year  at least.  About 100 tons of m potatoes vyere  raised in Midway this summer. The  price is about $50 a/ton.  Cecil Horswill recently made the 300-  mile trip1 between Nelson and Hedley  on horseback in six days.  Electricity, for both lighting and  power, at Grand Forks will be advanced 50 per cent, on October 1st.  The public school attendance at  Nelson this year will be about the  same as last term, about 615 pupils.  Some Trail dairymen are delivering  pretty dirty milk, according to the  last report of the medical health  officer. .   "���������'  .Three Presbyterian churches-' in  West Kootenay are looking for new  pastors���������Nelson, Kaslo and New  Denver.  The Deschamps sawmill at Nelson is  closed down owing to a shortage of  logs. It will resume cutting about  the 20th.  $15,000 will be spent in building new  churches at Trail this year���������$7,500  each by the Presbyterians and Roman  Catholics.  P. M, Christian, until three years  ago editor of the now defunct Cranbrook Prospector, died at Winnipeg  last week.  Tht Kooten.ay Women's Institute  conference, scheduled for Cranbrook  last week, has been postponed until  Sept. 25 and 26. P*?j'.:  Rev. P. V. Harrison, English  Church rector at E*is!g.. has beer*'  transferred to . Cranbrook by the  Bishop of Kootenay.  Another new automobile has been  added to list of cars now owned at  Kaslo, bringing the total'.up to four���������  two of them Fords only.  Attendance at the Kaslo public  school in all departments, except that,  of the principal, is. not as large as  during the preceeding term.  The announcement of .a sale of lands  for ta:xes brought in $8,500 of taxes  last, v month at Grand Forks. In  August, 1916, but $2,000 came in.  ,  Beginning in October all paydays in  ft;K&3j^-.2?i%*'*  '���������-:'' AAAsPr'.iWisy-T������������������'.'��������� < *}~? ':ki :)At''-"*'''^"' .  ���������>'*SJfc:������.y'-  S^M,^B-20  Single Far<e f dr the  Round Trip to  Going dates:  Sept. 17 to 20.  Return limit Sept. 22.  Travel via Canadian Pacific Railway,  '���������The World's Greatest Highway."  R. DAWSON, District Passenger Agent, Calgary, Alta.  DEALER IN  KishelassBoots and Shoes  Saddle and Harness^  Repairing a Speciatly  URN&&0O  Limited  CRESTON        -       BC  Head   Offices  CALGARY; VANCOUVER; EDMONTO-.  Friends of Walter Corbert, who left  here a little- over twoyears ago tb'  return east, will hear with regret of  the death of his wife at Bass River,  N.S., the early part of September.  Besides the husband three children  suryive. ������������������.' ���������  Rain the fore part of the week  slowed up haying for a couple of days,  but Wednesday saw operations resumed. We hear as high as $10 a ton  in the stack is being asked for this  feed now.  Those Creston board 'of trade rustlers gathered up some prize-winning  stuff for their Cranbrook fair display  from local ranchers on Monday.  Messrs, J. R. and Andy Miller, Jas.  Compton obliging with fruit, while E.  Machoii had a nice line of vegetables.  For a banner crop of apples the  group of trees facing along tho road  on the W. A. Pease ranch look to  have anything in the Valley beaten.  Thoy are Wealthys, and are being  thinned out slightly this week. From  appearances there will be oyer 300  boxes in the lot. No more windstorms, please.  imBESSai &n&r  every other week, in accordance with  the act passed at Victoria last wintei*.  There will be seven centres in West  Kootenay for the working out of the  new conscription law: New Denver,  Rossland, Revelstoke, Nakusp, Kaslo  Nelson and Creston.  The property held by the Doukhobors in. B.C. is valued at $1,500,000.  The property at Brilliant is worth  $1,000,000 at the holdings at Grand  Forks half that amount.  - Kaslo is halving visions of being  training quarters for new conscription  recruits,   due   to  the  fact   that   the  jv/j,TO,.Jit\jjjnf.    Vt.iu    luef     /\,Jrtv.lj *t ��������� ������) tt.m   4 Vttt  t^.'   . *^������ .....*. ������. ������/       ......        . i a.*t>       ... ^. x  ...... ,.^x.    .,. . \.  drill shed there and put it in first-class  shape.  The gasolene launch, The Flyer,  that runs between Porthill and  Bonners Ferry, was burned to the  water's edge ou Tuesday last, catch-  ing ablaze from the back-firing of the  engine.  The careless disposal of hot ashes  has been responsible for several fires  at Trail lately and now the council is  compelling householders to uso  specially constructed ash cans which  cost $3 each.  -  Dealers in  MEAT  Wholesale and Retail  Fish. Game, Ifoultry,  "and Oysters  in Season  We have tiie goods, and  our prces are reasonable  Dominic Martoos!, mixologist at tho  Hotel Kitchonor. was a Sunday visitor  with Creston friends.  Mr. and Mrs. Walker" of Yahk wero  visitors horo a fow days last -weok,  guests of Miss A. Lithgoc.  Mrs. G. A. Hunt wan a Kitchoner's  representative at the Oreston fair last  weok, returning on Friday.  Victor Oleson, who has boen at tho  hot springs at Halcyon for somo time  past, returned on Saturday greatly  Improved in health.  The C.TMi. had uu Cktivi wow with  a stoam ditching machino hero lant  wook cleaning olit the drainage on the  Johnson section west of here.   .  With the coming of prohibition on  October 1st wo hear Mrs. .TohtiKon  proposes closing tho hotel, not oven  catering for mealH imd rooming busi-  Ui'MH of traitHientH..  A. T* Cameron and Capt. Fori enter  left for Creston on Friday afttr a five-  days' fishing cxcui'HiOn in  these partH,  in which they had good luck for so  late in tho season.  Mr. and Mrs. Connolly of Medicine  Hat wero herd for a few days the  latter part of tho week, trying out  both tho fishing and hunting with  somo luck at the former.  Tho machinery is now all moved up  to the now Slater mill, and at the rate  progress is being made on tho new  mill buildings cutting should start  pome time next month. Scarcity of  help slows operations up Horlously.  G. A. Hunt finished up haying  operations nicely ahead of tho rains  wo have had this week. Ho has a  much larger supply of it than last  year add will havo a quantity to help  o������������t Croston Valloy with if thero Ih a  dhortago like hint spring.  Things were lively in the yiciuity of  the hotel on Saturday morning when  a dog belonging   to Foreman .Inhmmn  t.cieu ������;������������i������������;I������ih������������MiM    vvii.ii   u |ioi'unpuio���������  ncce-iHltating about threo hoimi labor  for itti keeper extracting the quilltj  from' the canine'rt mouth.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan nnd Alberta, the Yukon Territory, thoNorth- "  West Territories and in a portion of  the Provi nee of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years renewal for a further term of  zl years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2.560 acres will  bo leased to one applicant.'  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to tho Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for aro sittiatcd.  In surveyed torritory tho land must  bo described by sections, or legal subdivisions oj sections, and in unsurvoy-  od territory tho tract applied for shall  bo staked out by tho applicant himself  Each application must ��������� be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for aro not  available, but not otherwise A royalty  shall bo paid on tlio merchantable output of tho mino at tho rato of fivocentH  per ton.  Tho person operating tho mino shul*  furnish tho Agent witii sworn returns  accounting for tho full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay tho  royalty thereon. Tf tho coal mining  rights aro not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at leant  once a year.  Tlio lease will include tho coal mining rights only, iCHcindod by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  June, 1014.  For full information application  hhould bo made to tho 8ot*rutaty of tho  Department of the Inferior,-Ottawa,  or to any agent or Sub-Agent of  Dominion T.hihU-.  W. W. CORY, Deputy Minlater  the Interior.  N.I1.���������Unauthorized publication of Hot  advertisement will not be paid for.  vlllll  ��������� ���������'��������� Ar ryfe"':r*vf  ���������::'' 'I���������'SVi'Wisl  ,     ���������'.-V'->.>->H.';>.r/*������-*M  AAAA^PfM  '���������AAASmS������M  '-/';.';y:-":.y-v^fl���������  Paaa?!M-SM  P:PM^0M  ���������pm3x  -pAppwm  '���������'A :r0$>!i$>M  V'Vt's1ai(SI  :Aii$md  :Pp:PS$f  y'vy'SfSiSi  ":':;i#"'t-|  ���������'".''I  ''���������Svll  Hani  m******mmtmmmrmi*i*mmm.  *mn*  timmm  Hfiltt  iiiiiuiiijjiii  Mttmii***,*  *m^***2*JUtm**l*IM**  WW>HlMirf^<W.WJ.'(J^.MlUIJ.M(JlltiJ������''rtJJ^i^������J#lRi'.'l^'*J>J.''W^^'i *S?SK?tefS5S'B!!iI  MP  fefcy  m--  :������fv  Uly  ri:  V  y ,{���������  .Pa  hi  m  h: i  *<��������� ���������  ISSaifl!  :;^.^vy->>:.x^^'Ax^^y^f:'>-.??:  ^^^^^g^^^^^^l^^^P^  ssss ajE^ilw; c*usstx>mb. a  i^gnii  ^Cli;iAN^&lSrN'i?E^S^  Slaughtering the Cows  Food Situation in Germany Becomes  More   Desperate  Thc deepest insight into the real  food situation in Germany is offered  by travellers who have beeu in Germany within the last few months.  According to some of them who recently arrived at "some port in America" the Germans ave slaughtering  their cows and the children are thc  only   ones   who   are   allowed   milk   in  British Women In France  Many  Women Employed   in   British  Army   Auxiliary   Corps  Hundreds of women of the British  Aimy Auxiliary Corps are -working*,  in France, some in the bases and  others in country quarters near base  towns. Their letters show they are  finding: enjoyment as well as * hard  work.  "We havc everY comfort and convenience," writes one. "We canie  irrepared to 'rough it,' but there is  no necessity for that. We arc in the  middle of a wood, and the country  all around is lovely. We had a cricket mutch against the men yesterday,  and they /won. in spile of playing  left-handed."  For ordinary clerical worlc 23s. to  27s. a week is paid; for superiors  and   shorthand   typists   28s.   lo     32s.  The Meaning- of Economy-1 "iSIBS  +u - j M n /1 j M f h-/ i; m m n m j f n n j rn v /v 7 j j ���������' ���������,' ��������� m f r f m 11 ��������� t m i f f n m f i m 1 i i i' m ' i 4 m m j r i t -j i i T-f  False   Ideas Regarding: the     Use   of  the Word  The word "economy" which is now  so unpleasantly familiar to us all  meant to ancient ti reeks, ftom whom  we derive the terms, nothing but  "household management." This is  what it means or ought to mean today. Two false ideas have crept into  the common use of the word, and if  ihey can bc eradicated, half the battle for sound economy is won. To  sonic economy suggests cut tins' down  . expeii'-rs by doin*-*; without comforts,  nil -iiviim.i ic iz-jj-j-K-   \\\. i.-,,i ���������,  .-,-;.-i.-_   T0   others   economy   is   a   newspaper  term for an unknown .something tliat  Mr. Hoover or .President Wilson or  Wall Street ought to do to reduce  the cost of living. N'othiug of the  sort. It means lhat yon balance your  home budget as carefully as if it  that country. It takes something for' with overtime paiti 7d. lo 9.d. an hour.j were tlu- budget of your iirm; that  a German to kill his cow. Hc will! A bonus of 5 pounds is paid fori you buy no iood that you do not  slaughter almost every other animal! twelve months' service. Uniforms,j reed; that you permit no food to b'c-  before   lie   dors   this,   uot     excepting j khaki  coal-frock,   with   stockings   audi venue  spoiled or be   wasted;   that you  *mm*xwm**sr*a-t*tm**.*^w*1'*m  'lZm*fS**mwm*tm**-m;****  w**mm9MSiwMms.mmmMmwm'WMm*fBmm.m'Mmm*  i* *���������������*��������������������������������������� ���������*������������.���������������������������������������������*&**������-*-!--���������*���������*  ������J*|-*������*>������H������fJra*||>|lM������l|--RI*M-JB'i-i-|-'  ������������������M-iiii'i ���������>"n������������ mmnmrnm ���������������������������������������������������*���������  ������������-������->-r.*a'M-BWtf-*9������M������;j������5kI ���������������*������������������**���������������  the dog. ���������"! course, in  the German who owns  to   do   with   ihal   patient  sh  these times) suoes,  a cow hastiouim  animal   just  are   provided   five.      I'he   ma\-  >>     tlrv  goes  get?  Thc  what   he   is  forth  busy  fat,   of  the  -.roverui'i'  ration   lias  b..  a   piece   th.'  is  allow ed   t>.  adult   per   da  d   and"  most  whie  car;':  have  long  UP?  uuuu.iv  U   pic:  ,*at   haa.  .     ^iO ���������":!:!  .���������: j i   - i i,.  when   the   word  o  kill   it,   well,   he  swjnply  and does a Hi tie executing.  onrse,   is   delivered      to;  r.     And  lu.m   the  bread)  :\   so   reduced   thai   cjiiIv]  i:'.v   of   a   larce   cracker i  i>e   consumed   by   each !  Oil   has   become     al-  ;i   ami   tlu    onl\      thing  '.iful   is   coal.      But    you.  ���������-unless, oi   com'i  V;  like  an   o������lrich.  (.lcrman   people  k  j vary your diet so tliat you get enough  lor   board   aud   lodging   ts   l-l>. s ������..*"  every   kind  of  food":   that   you  buy  a  week. * jv. iih   reference   u������   times   aud   seasons  Volunivers   have   a   fortnight's   drill) ami   relative, costs  and  that  you  keep  in   London,   and   then   yo   to   1**<am'-' ��������� ; an c.\ e open for good advice from any  good: Aoitrvr.   whether from   the  department  Ihe call is urgent     lo  education   wiih   oflice  a   little   knowledge   oi  and   clerical      work .  clerks   are    u anted   neat  area.  girls  of  ���������x peril* no  hook kc  '!,  b  lilicr  .���������tile  .���������jourve, whether from the  ot agriculture, a fanners' weekly,  >our agricultural college, or the lured  girl  in  the  kitchen.  .Tp|ON'T you. realise  +-* how important it  is that you use only a  hygienic cleanser ���������  particularly for your  cooking utensils? Old  ju-ut.C������l  ���������       -tt       ^*       ���������  No Foul  Fighting  mmmmm&  vou  i ,  OW  r verv   tlumgl  ivo-u   ilii*   suggestitin    thai  iceept   tiie   German   cualh.  ,r  ~.h :��������� ink !  .-'nnild i  o   foal;  re,-.-on  h  A  M  .Id P  .11  for De  licate  Wo me  n.���������  T''.;-  '.:,.>-;  i  ylicute  won;.  in  c -s n  u n -  dtr^o  ���������.    CO*,  ���������:-.-���������  >���������   of   1  "armcl  ee  s    \  .���������go  tabh-  ' >; j'.  '-'��������� i* i'tO';*  t '.. ������i  I  Oi  ne.  pleasa:  ���������     C ��������� '���������"  S'ue-ic<  S,         l I  tei  r   ac  .ion.  wnne  ���������\ h ���������>'.'  *y fr e c * -. -  '"���������?.     2S  n.:  nd  *J-Wi  agree,-,  irjg-   f.  / i! o y.  v.  -riol.-:\  * *     1 > I* ; *  i *  or  v  *.<."C:S  nrg-  jpds  or   v, ot  -     !:UVC  *.*>ed  il  e: i ���������  i." * IV.  te.--.it v.  Th  :'.:'>**.   It  -r-vrrior  V.  j  strongiy  recoil;:  ��������� ,_��������� ;-j :J ;  li  io   -.ve  :r.c;i.  V  uo  are  rnor-.    <  tot-..  '  ..=   diso  l "tiers  O!  ! i i e  in-  gesuvc.  org.  a?   than  men.  \\ I*  ii;4j'  Ol'  this   wont'  moral   ad  in the ver\  i i.ghiini;.       ly\''!V    dictate  j aud   logic   warns   u>   tliat  j be   to    iorfeit   thc   mig'hiy  | vantage whicli we possess  i tact   that   we   are   the   champions     ol'j  | advanced        international morality!  ; against tlte ancient international immorality, whicli the Germans have  perpetrated aud expanded.���������- l'ro\ i-  d'.'iice   ! cut mal.  Ai^%nr<  ���������t'ti'--, ������������������'.���������;:. ,  on   Hordes,   Ciit'le.   &c.  quiclrh'  cured   by  EGYPTIAN   LINIMENT  For  Sale by  All   Dealers  Doualas   &   Co.,   Prop'rs,   Napanee,   Ont.  (Free   Sample   on   Request)  THE STORY OF THE STAIRS  stairs  health-  vou  -the  areer  ���������\*  keep  !iol  Ollii     Cig-  i ...  he  v   iV  -xtraordinarv   1  Mr.   Sn-.itiir  .octor   oftiercd   mc  nu   cigarettes."���������i*yd  top  of  the  distressedr  Minard's   Liniment   Cures  Garget  Cows.  Fifty Thousand Tons  Aluminum Needed Yearly  Will  and  Be  Used    for    Aeroplane  Motor Vehicle Construction in States  Tin.-   I'nited   Slates   will  rvqinrc   50,-  00U toi'o of aluminum a year to- aeroplane   and   nuilor  yehicb.-   co't ': rnetic-.tv  to carry ot; tiie war against  Germany, ��������� >  according lo Dr.  F. t.V  Weber of Ghi-j '*'>'  cago,  ;i   chesui.-i   tind  experimental   in-1  vetit'^r.  TliTS amount of alumimim. Weber  say... can noi. be obtained from beaux-  ite, us present source. Wc'must use-  kaolin, or tiivelay. whicli the Gcr-  j-ians have been using since theii  source of l-'rcneh beauxile has been  cut off. Webi r says this country's  supply of kaolin is practically inexhaustible. Tin* largest deposits are  in    Illinois.  Weln r has >ubmillcd his theory to  the Society- ui Industrial Knginocrs,  winch in i,:rn will talct it up with  the   *.'ouuc*.!   oi*   National   TV-fense.  f-'.v.-ry   time   you   go   up  can   test   your   slate,     of  condition   ot  your  blood.  Do   you   arrive   at    the  ���������;e ; stairs       breathless       and  cySDoes   your   heart   palpitate   violently?  j po  you   have  a   pain    in    your   side?  ' t'erhaps  you  even  have  to    stop half  in; way  up,     with   limbs    trembling'   and  j head dizzy,  too  exhausted  to go fu.r-  j ther  without resting.    These  are.  iui-  I failing  signs of anaemia. As  soon  as  your blc>od bceontcs impoverished  oi  impure  the stair case becomes an  in-  simmem of torture.  When Jhis is  so  you are unfit for work; your blood is  watery    and    your nerves  exhausted,  yot-   are   losing  the  joy  of  an  active  life and paving the way for a further  break  down and decline.  In  this condition   only  one   thing  can   stive     you  You   must   put   new,   rich,   red   blood  into   your   veins   without   further   deed   so   build   up     your     health  anew.     To   get   this   new,   rich .blood  give   Dr.   Williams'   Fink  Pills  a   fair  trial, and   they will   give you   new  vitality,   sound   health, 'and   thc  power  to  resist and  throw  off disease.    Kor  more   than  a  generation  Ihis favorite  medicine  has been  in  use throughout  the  world  and  has  made  many  thousands   ol"  weak,  despondent   men  and  v. eiiien   bright,   active   and   strong.  You can get Dr. Williams' . Pink-  Pills through any dealer in medicine,  or bv mail at 50 cents a box or six  boxes for $2.50 from The Dr. Williams'   Medicine. Go.,  Brockville,  Ont.  The Allies Are One  There is no room for thc slightest  divei-genvc among any of the Allies  on-the principles at stake. Alsace-  Lorraine supplies the test. France  lias reafhirniecl her position. It is  endorsed with enthusiastic lidclity by  all the Allies from Petrograd to  New York. We may differ iu words.  But in purpose and in spirit all the  AHies are as one.���������London Daily  Mail.  WOMEN !   IT IS MAGIC!  LIFT OUT ANY CORN  .pply  a  few   drops    then    lift  corns or calluses off -with  fingers���������no pain  The Crime Unpardonable  Wasteage of Food a Serious Offence  in England  In an Knglish town a few days ago  a housewife, was seen to throw a  hunk of bread into a garbage pail.  It had not spoiled. All that had happened to it to make it objectionable  to the fastidious woman was that a  cat had touched it. Hcr plea did not  avail in court and she was fined $10.  Another thrifty woman in the same  village had to pay $5 for the destruction of a pound of good bread, after  shc had explained that it was all the  cook's fault���������the cook had thrown  the bread into the discard notwithstanding that the mistress' orders  had been to burn it. These are  samples of the difficulty which British authority is encountering in its  efforts to enforce absolute imperative thrift in the face of a crisis which  makes thc least waste of food an almost unpardonable social crime. Thc  piofligate habits of a lifetime are  hard to change in the twinkling of  an eye.���������From the Boston Advertiser.  Only One War Aim"  The only "war aim" for us, one  and all, has been confided to the  commanders of the armies in the field  and the fleets on the sea. Petain,  Haig, Pershing���������these are our peace-  r.iakcrs. When they have completed  their herculean task, it will be time  enough to consider the formulation  of specifications of the-fundamental  and thoroughly understood object*  for which the governments and peoples of one democracy after another  have bceri forced to^draw the sword.  What are the Allies^fighting for? To  beat Germany���������absolutely, we cau  have no other aim at this time. Unless we accomplish it, all our war  aims will go a-glimmering. The  sword must he driven into Germany  to the hilt, before the pen is takeu  in  Hand.���������Providence Journal.  The     sun  shines     for  all.  but   the  sh ipinu  car  pj������n er' does it for  a (juar-  ter.  insimi of tea  and coffee  on the family  tah*@ makes  for better  heaStfc and  more comfort  Preferred bv  4j���������������'  "There's a Reason  British Army Less Wasteful  Consumes   About   15   per  cent.   Less  Foodstuffs Than 18 Months  Ago  The l'r'iish army in the Held is  cjMisuniiug about jiflecn per cent, loss  of foodstuffs per capita than il did  eighteen   months  ago.  This i.i not clue to any studieil diminution of rations, but lo more eaie-  f; 1 di'trihutiou and the prevention of  *. aste. It is very easy for ;i generous  eonuiii'-ary lo supply an army with  more than it can use. In lhc early  days of iin- vvar this practice of gen-  erosif, was will nigh universal because it was regarded as wiser to  p-'ovidc too much than too little, and  lhe lvachiiu: of the exact means is  i.ot a simple maltvr. The policy of  o\cr-supp!y was \\>*11 enough when  foodstuffs were fairly plentiful but  nowadays, when the result of the  war may depend upon lhe solution of  food problems nothing is being' lefl  undone   to  )"'<>V('"*  waste,  The British soldier is still lhe best  \xt\ soldier in h'tirope, but .ll e. supply  ('eparl uunl'V arc gi;uhi..ll> icMiuiug  him from the stigma :*l' beiug at llu:  same time lhe niosl wasteful. Nlock:i  of meal and bread fire closely waUdi-  id and unused allowancf,-, must h<  In hi u\er and add' d lo the sloie i'nr  lhe  new   uieal oi   lhe  ncil  day.  Just think! Vou can lift  off any corn or callus  without pain or soreness.  A Cincinnati man discovered this ether compound and named it free-  zone.  "His   wife   married  him   to   refotrn  him."  "Yep. And now liis daughters have  1 come home from college and taken up  j the job where llieir mother left off."  ���������Detroit Free  Press.  For Sprains and Bruises.���������There is  nothing better for sprains and contusions than Dr. Thomas' Electric.  C il. It will reduce the swelling that  follows sprain, will cool the inflamed  ,,���������  ,  ^"/kIT^V fwin   fiesh and draw the pain as if by ana-  sell  a  tiny bottle  of  free-   g.jc      ]t  >vjn  take  the  ache  om, of  a  bruise ahd prevent the" flesh' from  discoloring. It seems as if there was  magic in it, so speedily does the injury  disappear under  treatment.  off.     The  terwards,  freezone,  bottle   for  zone, like here shown, for  very little cost. Vou apply a few drops directly  upon a tender corn or  callus. Instantly the soreness disappears, then  shortly you will Iii yd the  corn or callus so loose  '.hat vou can lift it right  off.  Freezone is wonderful.  It dries instantly. It  doesn't eat away the corn  or callus, but shrivels it  up without even irritating  the .surrounding skin.  Hard, soft or corns between the toes, as well as  painful calluses, lift right  ','C  is  no  pain   before  or  af-  If   your   druggist   hasn't  tell   him   to   order   a   small  you   from     his     wholesale  First Father���������Children are the sunshine  of our  lives. ;  Second Father���������Quite true;' and  I'onrisc for nie is about three a.m.���������  New  York  Times.  drug house.  Love   and   war   go   hand  l.'ven  lhe  din  of hat lie  has  engagement   ring.  in     hand,  a  sort   oi  The Man With Asthma, almost  longs for death to end his suffering.  He sees ahead only years of endless  torment with intervals of rest which  are themselves fraught with never  ceasing fear of renewed attacks. Let  him turn to Dr. J. D. Kellogg's  Asthma Kennedy and know what  complete relief it ean give. Let him  but use it faithfully and he will find  his  asthma  a" thing of the  past.  Catarrhal Deafness Cannot be Cured!  by local applications as they cannot reach  the diseased portion of the ear. There is  only one way to cure catarrhal deafness, and  that is by a constitutional remedy. Catarrhal  Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition  of the mucous lining- of the "Eustachian Tube.  When this tube is inflamed you have a'rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and M'hen  it is entirely closed, Deafness ia the result.  Unless the inflammation can be reduced and  this tube restored to its normal condition,  hearing will be destroyed forever. Many  casfes of deafness are caused by catarrh,  which is an -inflamed condition' of the mucous  surfaces. . Hall's Catarrli Cure acts through  the blood on the mucous surfaces ol the system.  We will give One Hundred Dollars for any  case of Catarrhal Deafness that cannot bo  cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Circului'9  free.     All  Druggists,   7"jc.  F. J.  CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  It is only since Hinclenhurg assumed command on thc German western  front that he has become fully aware  of the tenacity of the British bulldog grip.���������Hamilton Spectator.  Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc.  Minard's Liniment  Cures  Diphtheria.  Strictly True  "This," said the man of the house,  as he mournfully surveyed three carpels and ten rugs hanging on the  ciolhes line, "this is a combination  hard lo beat."  Must Hold the North Sea ���������������  Thc flag of Great Britain and the  Stars and Stripes must dominate every outlet of the North Sea and the  Bailie until the submarine enemy .is  defeated. Denmark, Norway, .Holland and Sweden tnust,/in self-preservation, abandon their., false neutrality. Theii- waters must be mined  and patrolled against Gcviuan submarines. H they cannot do this  work the Allied fleet must do it.������������������  Washington  Tost.  Used Tear-Gas to Arrest a Deserter  Tear-producing gas, such as is used on the batllefroiit, was utilized by  the Paris poliee io capture a deserter named Thouin who resisted them  iu his apartment iu the K'ue Andre  T.V1 Sarte. I'roleelcd by a sleel shield  ;i policeman braved the armed cecal-  litrant and bored a hole iu Ihe door  wherein he inserted a lube of Ihe gas.  As soon as he realized lhe si|t;-ilion'  Thouin shot himself, and his wife,  half suffocated, opened the door.  I Itiiuin died  soon alter.  Prices  Must Drop  W.  N.  U.      1170  ii   bin  ..Iil;.-  I roli l  111     HI        I .1 i      I II   I 1 CJ       I I'l      c V c|   \ III j<1 V  busiiii's������. and lilllc business  il'ppl tin- polics ol re.i -.unable  licl'iM'c\l lie d;i inaj'C i*. done  .Hid public m HiitiH'M i- iiill;unc(| The  vise nin.iiir������������������> in.in will in:ih<��������� Inr his  own lhc 111 ��������� ��������� 11 j .: "I'l'ie--, uiii-l come  doc ii," Hid In j\ ill d" i ii'ixll'iui! In*  can Ci H l ' i ������������������ 1 'll I with Int-dlic,-. -.niv encyj  and honest proiit-j l<> |>m pt i< ������*sl  duivll.      \ c u     \ ui t     VV j������\ lit \  The ease wiih which corns and  warts can be removed hy llollovvay's  Corn Cure is its strongest recommendation,    ll  seldom  fails.  Walls, Gates and Doors  William B. Van Ingen suggests  lhat mural painters do not sufficiently  consider our magnificent scenery for  llu* decoration of groat wall spaces.  ','heu there is the laying' of a wall of  huge slones and ils gradual adorn-  i,trill with moss, wild flowers ;i������(l  hnisluvork until it becomes a thing  of beauty. Gates rather than walls  ;.re lho care of Walter A. Dyer, who  lells about a lilllc known Froyich designer of ironwork gates, one .jean  Tijnu, who made, a nu\rk in Kit gland  in the 17th century. Carved doors  from the theme of Livingston  Wright in a paper on Kirschmayer, a  l-Savarii.il by birth, who has made liis  home in Boston. Tlu* same writer has  something lo say about foolserapers  of odd ami occasionally handsome  I'.M-iu vvruin.fht iu iron during colonial  and   more  recent   limes.���������Art "World.  "Thr-*y say thai male of yours calls.  li i i ii mi * 11 a practical-"Socialist." obsei-  ved   Private   Smith.  Private Sm/llic looked up glooin-  ilv   I"rum   his   half-pint   laniard.  "lie liiusl be." he s;.id. " I 11*  pinchrs my soc!;s, sniohcs my lags,  and   hanged   if   he   don't   write   lo  mil, ioo." j ii-iius.  NflTIPP TfS  SIGITWOMEN  Positive  Proof That   Lydw������  E. Pinkham's Vegetable  Compound Relieves  Suffering.  Brldgelon,N. J.���������"X cannot spoafc too  highly of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vogota*  bio Compound Xoi  inflammation   and  othor weaknoaBos. I  was very Irregular  and would have terrible pains no that I  could hardly talco a  Btcp.    Somotlmea I  ���������would bo no mitsci*a-  blo that I could nob  sweep a room,     f  doctored part of tho  timo but folt no  change. "* I later took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and aooti  felt a chango for tho better.   I took it  until I was in Rood houlthy condition.  I recommend tho Pinkham r������medl������������ t<>  all women ut) 1 havo tided tliem with audi  pood results. "���������Mra. MiLFortDT. Cum-  minos, {VIZ Harmony St., Ponn'sGilove,  N. J*  Such testimony should be accepted by  all women au convincing ovidem-H of  the excellence of Lydia E. Pinklutm'rt  Vegetahlo Compound aa a remedy foi*'  the dbU'e'iiihiu; ilia of woivi������n ttiieh ������������  , dlaplucomwntu.hiflammalion,ulceration,  mv! |>nok������i<>)iA, nninfol tvurjrvl*   *.������"'-*,,,������V";*^.*;*  ( and kindred ailment**  *.nra#*r!t"rrr������  *mm*ttmmm*t**mmm***  mtmlit*  ~,'.������mr Hj������ " * m.;m*t^ftmt-l  Ij^Hli'W.'j'****^.*--*'*-*^*^^  *****s**smmm*wmm  ���������^* ���������-���������-*wc.-.  ���������mm*mmUmmmmmmm%m  Wft^*i^**Pft.'tl***i*W)('*',,i,-,\ ^ti,%'^-f.'--^".*Xf?  IKMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmWm  iarrtM^  lllHHMliMI(lllllll<illllllliiliilillBilil������i*ill1iil tCl'Cif'^\'{l,irf.v^^irit*^vs^^9XtriMiismsm  ,V,i^V'''yr''7*"'*'*i"1'?'-*^.i^-/'^iy^,!^tH  }AA^ArAA.APPrpAyrp;mP^hi^Smmsm'  A: ;���������':.���������'���������:.;���������'��������� A^V^fev-vSS^sl^W  ��������� ��������� ���������*    ifr^^flsigaafi  . -' "J' /-, ��������� ^���������^LL-^'i'f^^ffvMilLfflj,  ������������������������������������//A/^^mmB.  SffiVIEW, CUE STON* B a  yjpypmmmm  /.':/, "^Vv;^g|������  ��������� ���������   ���������   ��������� ���������': yv-yy'%#"s|������*!  MAKE  MONEY  BY SAVING MONEY  The    simplest     and     best   method   of   saving  money  is  by^ an   Endowment   Policy   in   the  EXCELSIOR LIFE INSURANCE ���������0.  Write   for   pamphlet  today.  HEAD     OFFICE:    TORONTO  JHJSADE MUST BE CARRIED  OR ALL HUMANITY WILL  WINSTON    SPENCER   CHURCHILL   ON    WAR   AIMS  Great Britain Is The Centre Of A Mighty League Of Nations  And If She Should Break AH Of The Allied Powers Must  Go With Her To Defeat  "The commonwealth of people  should continue to carry forward the  crusade in which they are engaged  to lhe point where no autocratic,  despotic government remains," said  Winston Spencer Churchill, recently  iippointcd minister of munitions, in  speaking to his constituents at Dundee.  "Henceforth," hc continued, "it  must not be true that in any part of  the. world a government owns the  ���������people'fxbut, on the-contrary, everywhere lhc people must control their  fortune and their fate. The hateful  system of military autocratic tyranny  must   cease.  "If this war does not end in victory, if it ends in an inconclusive  ���������peace, it will, leave Germany stronger and impenitent under autocratic  rulership. Then good-bye to the  hopes for a brighter and belter future. We should merely enter upon  a long- period of unrest, suspicion,  ���������darm and disorder. Unless We gain  the victory we have nothing before  us  but  ruin and strife.  "We havc only to hold until the  United States throws ils whole  strength into thc struggle to make  the victory complete. England is the  centre of a mighty league of nations,  if we fall, all fall; if wc break, all  break. Our dangers arc great, but  our  opportunity is incomparable."  Safety of Soldiers  Must Be Put First  Trench Tales  Bill and Dan  Talk Seriously  ������������������" Well, anuhow." grumbled A I. "Opfiinlhyme,  if you ao save a dollar here and there, dealing  out o' town, you soon drop it, and otfters 'long  with It, hauling on a bad road that ought io be a  good road."  Germans    Have     Lost      Superiority  Which They Will Never  Regain  A thoughtful looking Australian  sat up in his cot when asked to tell  sonic of his  experiences.  "To hear some people talk you'd  think Ave liked fighting for fighting's!  sake. That's pure nonsense. You!  ci.n't go on fighting and not get fed:  up with the beastliness of it, but you  can take it from me thut we're in to  see the complete finish. If we could  get all that we are fighting for tomorrow,-I'll bet there isnyt a man  that wouldn't welcoiiTc peace. But  live. Germans are still pretty strong,  and if we slopped now-, we'd have  the same game in a few years' time.  I've got kiddies and 1 don't want to  think that they might have to go  through all this when they are grown  up. Though 1 say the Germans are  still strong, they're ' weakening, or  I'm very much mistaken. They arc  practically hopeless at attacking;  without immense artillery supcriority  ihey can't move and they'll never  have that superiority again. Our  ���������attacks now- arc better than ever they  have, been and are made with the  smallest amount of losses  possible."  Air  Squadrons  at the  Front  Cannot  Be Spared for Home Duty  Premier l.loyd George, replying  to a deputation of London members of the British house of commons, admitted that there was a  special case for defending London,  but said that the safct3*'of the soldiers at the front mu>5t be put iir.st.  If anyone said to the contrary, hc  declared, let them find another government.  . "We have no hesitation," he added,  "in supporting the claim of thc military advisers that the soldiers at  the front must have lirst demand on  cur resources."  Mr. Lloyd George referred to falsehoods disseminated including* thc allegation that squadrons from London  had been sent to France against the  advice of the military. On thc contrary, he said, they were sent at thc  pressing request of Sir Douglas Haig,  whom all the. military advisers supported; and the squadrons were sent  hack in the ordinary course of their  duty to civilians. He was quite unaware of thc removal of any squadrons whose movements were purely  military. He also said that the rumor  that airplanes at Hcndon had be.eni  tampered with and unable lo -tscend  was a  pure invention.  The premier emphasized the urgency of having swarms of airplane.-*  :it thc. front lo detect enemy positions, ll was further untrue, he declared, that London was devoid of  fighting craft. Actually more first  class British lighters were up than  the number of raiders. He emphasized thc diiTiculty of vitally liilting airplanes, adducing instances from  France and pointing out that four  enemy machines were hroiighl down  out of twenty-four, a higher per-  erniage than, for example, two out  of HI French raiders recently brought  down by lhe Germans.  A Dastardly Trick  A uu reliant captain relating ex-  ptriences with submarines says. "An-  othrr German trick is to lash a ship's  boat willi several men iu il lo a P������'i-  iicope, The idea is that a Brilish  ship will conic along, and, thinking  lhe nuHi are survivors of some wreck,  will come up close and let itself be  blown up by lhe submarine beneath  lhe boat. A daisy little, idea, but we  ktcp away from such decoys, thank  von!" This abuse of lhe sacred rule  nf Iminaniiv which requires Ibn,/ all  nhips render every possible assistance  to save lives at sea is one ol* the most  daslardlv a<*ls of whieh lhe Germans  lire   guilty.  Although il costs but six cents a  day in India fm* men tn wave fans |o  keep ihr air circulating iu houses,  ilwy are gradually being replaced by  -.h-clrii* fans as cheaper and move reliable.  AIGN FA  DISSATISFACTION    IN    GERMANY    OVER    RESULT  Germans In Name Only  Three Experts Who are-^Helping the  U,. S. Government  Frankfurter,  Keppel and  Lippman.  German sounding as .these names  may be, their'owners arc working 18  hours a day helping America beat the  kaiser-���������and Kcppel's parents were  Irish..  Felix Frankfurter, Waltre Lippman and Frederick Keppel are Secretary of War Baker's confidential  advisors. All left lucrative positions  to  enter the people's  service.  Dr. Keppel was dean of Columbia  university when the war broke out,  but hc got leave of absence, hurried to VV'ashington and joined Bakers staff. His hours are 9 a.m. to  12 midnight.  Felix Frankfurter had war department experience as War Secretary  Stimson's right hand man under Taft.  When war came he was a law lecturer at Harvard and was also handling important cases before the supreme  court.  Walter Lippman's chief task with  Baker is solving economic war problem's. He has wriiten several book:*  on diplomacy and ceonomiccs and  was editing a magazine when Uncle  Sam jumped inio thc ring.  Women Drive Locomotives  W.      N.      U.      1170  Now  in   France���������Eager    for   Ballot  Since   British   Decision  That there arc Iwo women locomotive engineers in France and that the.  I'rilish house of commons voted for  the. woman sufTi'^c have given the  equal franchise movement in France  ils most powerful impetus since the  beginning of the war. The Woman  Suffrage league of France sent a delegation lo lhe chamber of deputies  demanding that steps he taken lo accord French women the same privileges soon lo b.' i njoyiai by their  British  id-iUrs. ������������������.  "Havc the wommi of our cum'ry  played a less t'b.'rio.*:. py'i. iu in*  war liian those oi ihe ollur P, ;e  of the Channel?" Mine. M a.-gin i iii;  l'hund, head oy the pai liamemary  delcgalion, exclaimed. "In cwry war  women have mad'' t'l'i'ibh. I'ai-rilice*  and-always ihey have In-cn in vain  because, jiaving no civil riabt worih  mentioning, lluy couldn't- bring  aboul rel'iii'ius thai should follow  ���������war. (  "We are determined tliat the. conclusion of Ihis slrnpgle shall be dif-  I'l-vent,    and     \\'t'    hcl'iv e    mil-    rlenul ii'**  must   be   inllue.nred   by   lhe   action   of  Iwilish   law   makers."^  The women engineers an* Mums,  Louise Debris and .Marie Viard, bold  ol* whose husbands were railroad  men. i )ebris was reported missing  in tin* lirst days of the war ami  Viai'd was killed al Verdun. The  women are piloting shunting i-im/un -  aboul llu* yard al llu* c:nnp and hope  soon to in* cm i uso ti with diivim;  regular lor-unol ives on the main Iin*  oi llu* i Vii is-1 -i oils- j\i iiiiii i (..iu .01  ���������ynteni.  It may be remembered that not so  very long ago, Bill Harvey, a country merchant, and Dan Brodie, a  farmer, two old friends who had  come West together more than twenty years ago, had a- proper confab  about their hometown, and the dry  rot  by   which  it  seemed   threatened.  Bill pointed out that about fifty  thousand" dollars was sent out of  their community every year, the  spending of which, at home, would by  now have doubled the size and population of .their town, besides providing better markets, better schools,  better roads, aird have brought-prosperity to the entire district.  Dan finally admitted that '"kissing  good-b3*e forever to fifty thousand  dollars each year, seemed bad busi  ness," and suggested that Bill bring  one or.two of liis friends out to his  farm, and he. would have in one or  two of his neighbors, so that they  might see what could be done to put  things   right.  And here we find them, one evening, after thc day's work, gathered  together in Dan's roomj- parlor, all  a bit ill at ease at first, but ready to  give their 'best attention. Bill had  been 'somewhat surprised to find what  quick interest the local banker had  shown in the subject, and Mr. De-  bored had come out with Bill tonight, also Mr. Jack Derrick, another  solid,   level-headed  merchant.  For his. part, Dan had brought in  old Joe Piggett, a rather short-tempered but successful old-timer, who  had made money by raising hogs  v<iicn other farmers were wheat-crazy  and Mr. Uppinthyme, one of the  best  of  the  district's   farmers.  T    flftr,'i    -JV.".-..!    .. ft..-.lll i.-.r.    xK.,X     O*,-,*.^. J j.  m      vats..     v      IIIIUU     IIUIIItMHIg        UJCIJ.      X    tggt-Lt  and Uppinthyme and Dan sat together, and Bill and Jack Derrick sat  opposite theni, just like rival factions���������the banker a little apart from  either���������but perhaps this was not. unnatural this first coming-together.  "Well Bill," says Dan, after some-  general conversation about the crops,  "I've been talking to my neighbors  'bout that fifty thousand bucks thai  you said immigrates from this district  every year, and 1 guess you've been  doing the same. Seems to me that  the fact of your town having* caught  a bad dose of dry rot don't need no  discussion. It's self-evident. Question is  how  to  cure  it?"  Bill was pleased that Dan had  opened thc ball, tho' hc didn't like  the way he said "your town."  j. crimps, sajs oul, mat one o  you other gentlemen can tell us  something." ���������   m  Everybody looks at Mr. Debored,  and after a little while that gentleman  says:  "I think Mr. Brodie shows his good  sense in coming right to the point  and steering us clear of guessing and  discussing of the question from our  own personal standpoints. We all  know that Starcross is not going  ahead as she should. In fact, she is  actually slipping back, and this not  only means dollars out "of all our  pockets, .but also the loss of tkose  social developments���������better roads and  schools and public, buildings, better  markets and higher farm values���������  which by now we all have a right to  expect.    The. question  is,  how  to  put   u    ..:~i.j        i   c'-"!'   '.i    *   JjJ.lJ.lv..1 d    jjgiJl.        i     ^jJjjIj    milt     ji    JW    )un  gentlemen to set up any suggestions  you may have, and then if we don't  find a solution, 1 should like to give  -yon a few particulars as to how difficulties identical to our own have been  dealt   with  in   oilier  places."  "Go right ahead .Mr. Debored,"  says  Dan.    "Just  what  we   want."  "Hold on "a moment!" says old Joe  I'iggett. "Don't lake too much, for  granted. Now, I guess I'm one o'  those fellows tha^ send a few hundred  dollars away most every year, and  I've sure saved dollars bv il. haven't  1?"  "Lost dollars by il," said Jack  Derrick. "Come to my store and  I'll show you."  "Got some 'arnrss last week tweu-  tj per cent, cheaper'u any you got  lo  sell,"  says   Piggett.  "Ami fifty per cent. inferior,"  conies back Jack,  "What, did you  'ave  some  of  that  old \trncss too, Joe?" laughs  Dan.  ���������     "Well,  anyhow,"  grumbles   Al   Up-  ' pinthymc, "if you  save  a  dollar  hen  and   ihere,   dealing  oul   o'   town   you  soon   drop il,  and   others   'long   with  il, hauling over a bad road that ought  lo   be   a   good   load.     1   wonder   how  much lhat old Mail to town costs you  i in   bosses,  harness  ami  buggy  deler-  ioralion  every ycar, Joe.    A   big dollar,   I   know.     1   broke   ;i   neck   yoke  on  il  .i-iain only lasl   Friday."  "Well, let's hear what Mr. I), bored  hi, , \<, \x-\\ ���������.'.-,," iayr. l'-ill. v. i.o \,.a\  gol a bit red-in the neck loo, at mention   ol   that   old  harms;'   again.  "Well, gentlemen," said Mr. De..  bored, "I'm pretty sure myself ihat  any man of common sense* wou'l  have to waste' much ���������.���������rry mailer to  ivali/i- r.'i't it's a thuudei itig bad  thing lor his own inn-rests, In- In*  farmer, merchant, or banker, to have  liii' lohiinuuitv iliaincd of l'i i'l v thousand dollars a year, or half or quarter P.at anu.uill. < ilhe r. Aud we'll  luive no di'lirully in --.cMir-.'. 1,10: t all  " *   town   and   eonnli vsidi    to   mc   it,  No Falling Off Is Shown In The Use Of Ports By Neutral Or  .Allied SHfnnirxi*    Arsrl   ������?���������������**t-w*.-   Is?   I?������������l  mm.is.ing laripoiency Of  Strong Arm On Which Their Faith Was Pinned   _������ _0  and Mr. Piggett soonest of all, who  has lost twenty dollars in the value-  of his farm lands for every one hc  has  saved  through  the  mail."  ."What you going to do to stop it?"  asks old-timer Piggett.  "1 could name you a number of  toiyns that have turned dry rot into  soliel prosperity and development,  and they've all done it the same way.  The principle they've worked on is  this. They regard their town and its  tributary district as all one, with  identical interests. Take Starcross,  for example. The farmers think of  the town, with its jnerchanls and  doctors and bankers, as something  quite foreign to their own farming  interests. The merchants think of  the farmers in the same way. I guess  tnis is all wrong, gentlemen, and thai  we should think of Starcross as one  big community, .anel our interests all  so bound up together that you cannot separate them without suffering  yourself."  "Well, that wo.,uld mean a lot of  give and takc on both sides," remarks   Joe   Liggett.  "You've said '. it, Mr. Piggett,"  snaps the banker; "a lot of give and  Ldce. The thing is, wc have to smash  these old-time prejudices that exist  here and there between the town and  thc farm, and have a little more sociability between the two. How are  ���������ive to do it? . Why, we've got to  biiug the two together. We must  have some medium by which they  cau meet on a common basis. We  havc got to get the farmer to understand that if Starcross goes into the  hole, he goes along with it. That if  Starcross grows, as together we ean  make it grow, he grows with it; that  every new brick added to the town  1'iils  up  the value   of  his  farm "  "And we got to make the merchant  and thc banker show us a darn sight  more consideration,' said Mr. Piggett.  "Grant you that," said Mr. Debored.  "And we want a bit more pep put  into the "Starcross Star," says Mr.  Uppinthyme, "seems lo me that that  woulel help  things a whole lot."  There was a murmur of approval.  "Limp as a rag," savs Dan. "Dead  as   a  door  nan,     noni   jmu   j-������������ iijj-n..  "Well, what's the first step to all  this?"  asks  Dan  Brodie.  "Some towns that have made good  on this proposition have formed  Commercial Clubs, others a Chamber  of Commerce and Agriculture," says  the banker, "but either amounts to  the same thing. The idea is to have  an equal number of farmers and merchants."  "That's a good idea," says Jack-  Derrick. "What's to stop us calling  a meeting one day next week, iind  start the thing going?"  "Well," says the banker, I would  suggest that we don't go loo fast.  Perhaps if each of us were to do u  little missionary work first, among  onr neighbors, and then'hold another  row-wow, we could make a surer  start.'''  At this moment, there was a tremendous crash of pots and pans from  the kitchen, where Mrs. Brodie was  busy, like thc good housewife she  was, and wondering what in thunder  all this meant, and what Dan was  doing anywav.  "And I'd like to suggest, gentlemen," says Bill, "tliat if Mrs. Brodie  will favor uh, she attend our next  confabulation. We sure want thc  women in this. Leastways, they can  form a pretty strong sub-committee  and help thc. sociability side of the  miwcnieut  no   end."  The banker looks around the little  circle. "Carried unanimously," says-  he.  L  Th������  thc  The naval correspondent of"  London Times, commenting on  submarine  returns,  says:  "There Is no material change ih .  the situation and assurdcly no improvement���������it is, perhaps, not to be  wondered tliere should be growing  dissatisfaction in^ Germany at the  results of the submarine campaign.  The hopes awakened by the high results of April are not fulfilled. It is  due, no doubt, to this state of things  and for the purpose of encouraging  German public opinion that German  leaders obtained and used to hearten  the people, wether with any real  satisfaction can be felt, the cryptic  utterances of Grand Admiral Tirpttz.  "U-boat extremely effective, but it  neeies time," or the still more mysterious saying of Hindenburg: "U-  boat war performs its office," must  be doubtful. The soldier himself  seems to have no great faith in the  naval weapon, while, the originator  of the submarine \var who has to ask  more lime yet, must know that time  is working on our side.  "Commerce has been well maintained. There is no material falling  off iu the use of our ports by ships  of all allied neutral nations.  "The traffic returns of the allies do  not indicate any.more than one submarine having the success expected  of them by Gemanyt The number  of ships of all nationalities entering  the French ports increased from an  average of 842 in four weeks in  March to 1,044 in four weeks in June.  The returns for July show a stili further advance of 1,067. The departures also were numerous^ and it is  altogether clear the menace of the,  U-boat has not yet seriously affected  oversea  French  traffic."  The Italian returns appear to bear  the same view. The writer urges the  greater use of naval aeroplanes in  the fight against the submarine, or  have we overestimated the value # of  aircraft as a means of overcoming  the   submarine?  Roumania Also  Coming Baek  Planning a New, Happier and Freer  "Rounianis.  It will soon be Roumania's turn to  come back with an army that will  astonish the world! Such is the prediction of thc Roumanian patriot,  Take Joncscu. Jonescti states that  while thc army is completing its anils���������which will be a work of but a  week or two���������the men who look into  the future arc planning a new and a  happier and freer Roumania. For example, seven-eighths of thc cultivat-  able land which made up the kingdom  would belong lo the agricultural classes, a much greater proportion than  in France, a country of peasant proprietors. All thc details of this great  land reform would bc settled^ in anel her session of the Roumanian parliament. In the present session they  woulel incorporate a measure into the  constitution assuring stability for oil  officials, whether employed in government, provincial or municipal administration. Takc Joncscu knew that  Roumania had other vast problems to  solve but it was difficult lo deal with  ar.d elisc.usa them all at once. What  hc could assert was that they had all  the firmest intention of solving all  their problems on the widest and  most democratic basis.  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Kelowena  week,  with  is   a  Mrs.  The next-announced social is the  band dance, which will be held on  Fridry, Sept. 28th.  Bert Patterson arrived from Phoenix yesterday on a visit to his aunt,  Mrs. Gordon Smith. -���������  *tftf,tr, ***. ������\ tm-  a^mjxxm.xx.fi,  Irtximr  days this week with Cranbrook friends  and taking in the exhibition.  Leu Mawson, who is now in charge  of the C.P.R. section crew at Marys-  ville, was home for over Sunday.  Mrs. Palmer arrived from Kaslo on  Monday, and will spend a short visit  here with her daughter, Mrs. Chas.  Moore.  Creston has a house-fe~������r-rent famine.  At present tolerably habitable residences are not to be had in any part  of the town.  Fob Kent ok Sale���������Six-room  house with half-acre of fruit. Furnace  in basement. Cellar 14x20 feet.���������R.  Boadway, Creston.  Ben Long left on Wednesday for  the northern Aibei-ta country, and  will help with harvest operations in  the section around Edmonton.  R. S. Bevan was a motor visitor to  Cranbrook fair this week, leaving on  Wednesday, along with M. J. Boyd  and C. H. bird of the Kibg George.  Mr., Mrs. and Miss E. Vandervoort,  who have been guests of Mr. and Mrs.  R. M. Reid for the -past month, left  for their home at Trenton, Ont., on  Sunday.  The September meeting of the school  board is called for Monday night. The  water dispute is still in abeyance as no  word has been received from the  officials at Victoria.  Estimates turned in at the Creston  Fruit Growers Unisn indicate that the  Valley apple crop this year will run  about 35 per cent, ones, 40 per cent*  f wos, and 25 per cent threes.  Messrs. Constable, Oatway and  Bennett will be responsible for the  display of Valley products in the  board of trade cabinets on the C.P.R,  platform fo^ the next four weeks.  Payments to the Creston Valley  branch of the Canadian Patriotic  Fund for August are   $108.    Of   this  ,-- X    HIE * Oi 3 mm..^ ._  ���������jujuuiiu mpimj wno xxmjts*     Jo*i.uc������a.    f^x*o*x<.tx���������  tors and $17 from  C.P.R. employees.  A string of half a dozen Indian  horses have been sent on to Cranbrook  for the races at the fair there this  wet*k. Last T,ear the local Siwashes  won pretty nearly all the prize money  in this class.  Another death is reported at the  Indian reserve this week,Mrs. Tommy  Jacobs passing to her last reward on  Tuesday. She was a daughter of the  old patriarch, Colville Joe, and mother  of Albin White.  The weather statistics for August  shows the 2nd as the hottest day of  the month when the mercury got up  to 90, and thc coolest on the 20th when  it climbed down to 37. The rainfall  for the month was .67.  The Union loaded out its third carload lot of fruit on Tuesday. It was  largely plums, about 400 crates in the  lot. The car out about five days  previous was long on crabs, with 407  boxes in it. Both cars went to  Calgary.  T. Harris is spending a few days  with friends in Nelson this week.  R. Lamont was a passenger west on  Monday, on a business visit to Nelson.  Pies For Sals���������Two brood sows  for sale, one year old. L. Leamy,  Creston.  Mrs. Jos. Wilson left on Wednesday for Cranbrook, where she is an  exhibition visisor.  Gordon Smith is here from Wolter,  Montana, spending a .few days with  his wife and family.  Fob Sams, Young Pigs���������Choice  stock, just a few left, SO each.���������J.  Arrowsmith, Creston.  Mrs. Jim Cameron of Cranbrook was  a week-end visitor with Mrs. A. Lj  Cameron, returning on Monday.  Young Pigs Fob Sax^���������10 young  pigs, six weeks oid, ..$8 each.���������W. H.  Smith, Porthill, (Canadian sitie).  years, and barring this week ideal  weather has prevailed. The local  Indians alone will cut close to 1000  tons, to winter almost 600 head of  cattle natives of the reserve now own.  Conscription is getting nearer every  day. On Monday W. S. Watson,  J.P., was advised that he had been  named as one o������ the two members  from Creston on the selective draft  exemption tribunal. There are eight  of   these    in   West  Kootenay,   with  GunSiSOn <*3 CiinH'iiUin.  vited a definite programme will be  issued by thoso in charge of the  reclamation meeting here on the 20th.  Already replies are to hand from the  B.C. cabinet ministers, engineers, and  other desirable delegates, assuring  that from the Canadian standpoint  the drainage conference will be a very  definite and important gathering.  Bonners Ferry Herald: It is expected that a large crowd from Bonners  Ferry will attend the  Creston  this good cause in mind and set aside  as few or as many boxes   of wintef.  varieties of   this   fruit   as   they can  spare.   A  definite  announcement ns  to the date of shipping  later;  will  be made  ^^^j^Mk ^3dfc jflftah ^0m^  ^3  ^ffgW R[SmmimmiSEm*^&mW  Supplies  Complete new line  Exercise Books  Scribblers, Pencils  Paints  and  all  necersary supplies  Exercise and Scribbler  ���������tt for 25c.  Call and sec our line.  urestonurug&Bookuo.  Phone ������7  OKK8TON  Miss Alberta Markwick of Medicine  Hat, who has spent the summer with  Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Cook, returned  home on Sunday.  Thanksgiving Day has been announced for the first Monday in  October, the 1st���������also the first day of  prohibition in B.C.  Mi*s. Beeby and family left on Friday for Calgary,  Alta., where they  will be joined in a few days by Mr.  Beehy. and will reside in future.  Mrs. and Miss Peacock of Berkley,  California, arrived on Wednesday,  and are spent)ing a few days here,  guests of Mi*, and Mrs. J. A. Lidgate.  The first deer of the season���������a lively  looking four-prong buck, was brought  in on Saturday by John Alexander,  wbo bagged it in the Goat Mountain  country.  J^ D, and Mrs, Spiers, Pte. Jack  Smith and Capt. Forrester made up  another auto load to the Cranbrook  fair on Wednesday, going up in the  former's car.  Dr. and Mrs. Henderson and children motored to Cranbrook on Wednesday and were visitors at East  Kootenay's big fair on opening day,  returning yesterday evening.  Board of Trade members are reminded of the special session of the board  on Wednesday evening, to further  arrangements for the reclamation  meetings on the 28th and 29th.  Mrs. W. C. Forrester and Mrs. C. F.  Hayes were Cranbrook visitors the  early part of the week, where they  officiated as judges of cooking, etc,,  at East Kootenay's big exhibition.  The 1917 cut of hay on the flats is  figured to run about 3000 tons. Local  ranchers will have a third of it, and  the balance will be divided between  the Reclamation Farm and the  Indians.  The harvest festival in the Methodist  Church is to be held on Sept. 80th, to  be followed by a pie social on Thanks  giving Day, Oct. 1st. Gifts of fruit,,  flowers and vegetables will be gratefully received.  Creston & District Women's Institute has its September meeting this  afternoon. Tho big feature will be  the paying of prize money won at the  fair last week, as well as winding up  fair affairs generally.  Freel Ryckman. Indian constable,  Cranbrook, was here on an official  visit the early part of tho week. With  baled timothy selling locally at $25 a  ton, local redmen are putting up  hirgor stocks of hay than ever before  for sale.  There will be morning and ovening  service in Christ Church on Sunday,  with celebration of Holy Communion  after morning prayer. Tho usual  harvest thanksgiving servico will  likely ho held about tho middle of  October.  A now lot of books for tho government library camo in on Monday and  aro now opened up and roady to hand  out to mombet'H at the V. II. Jackson  store. This is thc first now batch of  tending matter to comc Iu in about  two years.  The news reached Croston tho latter  part of tho week of another casualty  that will interest local road ore. The  victim is William Gunn, a son of  former polico constable Gunn, who is  in a French hospital suffering from  gunshot wounds hi tho shoulder.  C. It. Ward, Cranbrook, director of  tho Lund HclMomont Board for tho  Houth-oasteun in ten lor, wtih a visitor  hcro fen* a couplo of days tho fore part  of tin* week, looking over properties  in tlio Valley on winch trio govorn*  ini'iil, hate heen asked to make loanii.  The cutting of hay on tho HatH this  1,4,.!,',!,   in   i'-potUel   thc   heaviest   in  Notwithstanding the 2000-crate  shortage in the strawberry shipments  Creston Fruit Growers Union financial  turnover so far this season is the  largest in tho Union's history, and  there is every indication that the  year's business will also outstrip any  previous year since it has been in  business.  Owing to no previous notice being  given not a solitary passenger was  picked up hero Wednesday for the  Cranbrook fair via tho special accommodation provided by the C.P.R.  attaching a passenger coach on a  through freight which pulled out at  7 a.m. Had people known of it quite  a number would have  made the trip.  The local Indian tribe has a scandal  all its own. It involves the misappropriation of $400 of the tribe's funds,  which one of the higher-ups is report-  etl to have extracted by picking the  lock on this particular cash box. The  sudden burst of prosperity shown by  thesuspected redman in the possession  of a new team of horses, harness and  wagon gave the snap away, it is said.  Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Jackson and E.  C, Gibbs left on Tuesday with the display of stuff the board <������f trarle and  local ranchers are making at the Cranbrook fair this week. All told there  were 246 entries of products from 41  Valley ranches. 170 of these were in  the fruit section. In apples alone  there were 22 box lots and 84 plates  representiog 21 varieties.  Correction���������Two erreirs are reported in the list of fall fair prize-winners  published last week. In the C. O.  Rodgers special for brown bread  second prize was won by Mrs. Stocks,  not Mrs.. Crisler as -shown. In the  juvenile section, the prize for the best  packed, box of., apples (Cook special)  second prize should be credited to  Phyllis Lyne, not Frances Lyn6 as  stated last week.  di'ttiiiitgo ijiegtiug uilii a. committee  composed of K. L. Olaveomb. 8. EL  and  Wigen and  Cranbrook  6,1*---o -fuit*.  Henry and Frank Bottum was'appointed to look after securing transportation for all who will go. Capt.  A. B. Wilson has offered his steamboat for the purpose and can take  care of 50 persons comfortably. It is  expected that at least 20 autos will go  to Creston also.  The bridge on Wilson Avenue leading to the cemetery was closed for  traffic on Wednesday. That morning  one of the horses. in H. S. McOreath's  iron grey team went through the  planking with both front feet, up to  the collar. Fortunately the animal  is a quiet one and was extrirated without injury to itself. Had it done  much floundering around with its  weight it is possible team, dray and  driyer might have taken the drop to  terra firrim, about 50 feet below.  Creston Red Crose have decided to  again this year undertake the sending  of as many boxes of apples as they can  get to the soldiers at the front, in  conjunction with the province-wide  effort the B.C. branch of the Canadian  Red Cross is making in this line. Last  year Creston Vaiiey supplied over 200  boxes, and that their effort was warmly appreciated is indicated in the letters  acknowledging receipt of the fruit  that have been  received all over the  ��������� T������ .. ���������~t ������������������ ... , 3  a-   m��������� -��������� ���������  jLkn.11uuj5rcx1.rc osm;������ tAJ n.tmy  Miss Olga and   Monrad  Clarence    Ogilvie     are  vici'-.sifv'l m-ytia  x*tao\r     tskifiS!-  John Huscroft-. who spent a few  days in Nelson last week, returned on  Tuesday.  Mrs. Waldon McKay and daughter,  Evelyn, who has been the guests of  Miss Bathie, returned to Cranbrook  Sunday.  Mrs. Ashley Cooper is spending a  few days with Nelson friends this  week.  Mrs. McWilliams, Miss Barbat-&  Mawson and Miss Gladys Wiley of  Creston were Wynndel visitors em  Sunday.  Miss Ruth Cooper has gone to  Victoria where she will attend Normal  School for the term.  Creston visitors for the week included Mrs. H. Rosendale, Mrs. F. J.  May, Monrad W igen. Matt. Hagen,  Mrs. Ofner and E. Butterfield.  Norman Craigie has gone te> Hos-  mea, B.C., where he has secured a-  position for the winter. In his absence .S. Moon is taking care of the  apple -ind pear crop.  Thejnuging iu the Prize Garden  Competition took place last week. E.  C. Hunt being judge. Considering  the dry summer the gardens were in  very good *shape, and W. J. Cooper  carried off first prize, with S. Moon  ijecunu auu j.  vv igen liiuu.  As soon as definite replies -are received from  the U.S.  authorities inr  NFORM ATSON WANTED  of the whereabouts of  .���������.-.,.... EUGENE W. STONER, formerly of  Creston and Port Hill  Communicate wiih  A. S. Browne* 158Pearl St. Buffalo* NY., U.S. A.  I  Prepare for the Coool  i:j/f -*._.- ��������� ...   -���������' j .'��������� y?- *-*  that are coming by buying  Watsons Underwear  that wears and does not shrink  We have opened up and placed in stock a big  shipment of the above for men, women and children. A  few prices follow���������  Women's Vests and Drawers at 50, 75, 05, $1.45.  Ladies' Combination Suits in sizes 36, 38 and 40, at 1.50, 1.65, 1.85, 2.00,  2.25, $3.00.  Misses Medium Weight in sizes 34 to 44, at $1.25.  A better line in all sizes at $1.50'per garment.  Children's Combination Suits��������� Children's Vests and Drawers���������  Size 22        $1 00    Size 22 $  24  1 05  " 24   26       1 10  " 26     1 15  " 28     I 20  " SO '.     1 25  " 32   a  a  " 28  " 30  " 32  60  65  65  70  75  75  ������f ���������    ������,   mx     0**     *���������.   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