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Brock Witherhead, a returned  soldier with almost three years overseas service to his credit, was here  from Calgary, Alta., for Christmas  with Mr- and Mrs. Witherhead at the  ranch.  auc loiuo auu rniiu weather- of the  past week has about taken off all the  sleighing and log hauling is almost at  a standstill   until some more of the  beautiful arrives.  Dad Browell is the latest convert  to the theory that we are to hav* an  early spring. Ke has a Rhode Island  Red pullet which was hatched last  May that is wanting to set already so  .soon.  School will re-open on Monday.  The closing concert on December 21st,  was one of the best school entertainments given here, and reflects great  credit both" on , the teacher, and  scholars.  E. Witherhead was home from  Jaffray to spend a few days with his  wife and family at their ranch here,  returning the latter part of the week  agreeable for outdoor operations, but  with no frost in the ground the moisture will certainly be of great benefit  to the orchards, after the und'niv dry  fall.  Miss Tresa Churchill was hostess to  the youiiges- generatiara oh Christmas  eve to an old-time yuletide entertainment including a Christmas tree,  which was yery much appreciated by  both parents and children.  The Knitting Club meeting this  week was at Mrs. Stewart's on Wednesday afternoon, and there was a  good turnout despite the disagreeable  weather.  School re-opens for the new year on  Monday morning. This section was  very largely represented at the. mas-  qucr&dc ball in town Monday night,  former principal King of this school  getting the prise for the best gents'  costume.  Miss Tresa Churchill was the lucky  winner of the doll awarded at the nut-  guessing contest at the Speers' store  on Christmas eve.  SJrowd Attends  Cecil Moore, Jew,  "*&*  -   H, Davis, Baseball player.  Trennie Long. Cowboy.  The annual ; New Tears eve masquerade ball, which was under Ores-  ton orchestra auspices this year, on  Monday night, in the Auditorium,  scg?���������vi fciiC- gresvCot au round  success  of any event of the sort ever  ssaged  nci.  -'   *-ns ������������������>&*koxo iju  uuouilujC|   anil  AS.  , -Mi*,, and  ��������� Mei-le Bathie were the Wynndel rep.  . resentatiyes at the cookhouse dance  oh Saturday night.  Word reached here a few days ago  that X N. Rhodes, who left-for Ward-  ner to take, a position as scaler in the  mill at that point, had had the mis-  forfctme to lose one of his legs in au  accident and is at present laid up in  the Cranbrook hosnital.  School is due to reopen on Monday  and .the scholars are wondering who  the se^1? principal will be; Mr. Warner  having resigned the position at the  nKviDtinrtaa vacation.  ' Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cameron of  Creston were visitors here this week  with their son, John, the local, switchman.  Mr. Dennes, sr., is . here from the  coast to spend the holiday season with  his son. Richard, and.Mrs. Dennes.  itieman���������J.     E.  ������i_������uv ���������*>  cutting  The sawmill commenced  again a couple of days after Christmas  with sawyer Biggings and flier Mc-  Innis and most of the old staff all back  on the job. Everything is running as  smooth as clockwork.  ASBoe Seating  i  Mr. and Mrs. Webster had their  daughters Ella and Margaret of Calgary, and Louise of Hillcrest, home  with them for the Christmas holidays.  A. Pendry is leaving this week for  Trail, where he has seemed a position  in an office, and will reside in future,  Victor Oarr' has purchased the  cattle and stock of hay that Mr.  Pendry was feeding an his ranch here.  The rain and mild weather of the  last few days has been anything but  Presbyterian CM  SJopS Stapes! for Prayer  ABjiniav. January Stii  at 2.30 p.m. Sharp  A mooting of nil Preabyter-  iant) and friend8 throughout  the whole diotrict will ohflnrvo  tho above request, and w*H  meet, for TlianksKiviiifj; and  lutcrooMHion to Almighty God  for ok-ar night������dno������n and tho  of our oauno.  ion , Swansea and Muriel  Hobdeu of Oi'eston were visitors here  last week with Mr, and Mrs. Lpasby  and Mra. 'McMasters at the.-Iianding..  . Creston has had few^ Sirdar callers  ^?irii2** *"'hehol?da,T season Mrs.-j^sc������*#v  who   was   there  Friday   last,   being  about the only one,  Saturday's train froui the east did  not arrive here until almost 5 a.m. on  Sunday, the passengers staying in the  cars and having breakfast in the  diner.  The Green Stockings dramatic corn-*  pany of Cranbrook were with us for a  couple of hours on Saturday en route  to Balfour. They came down on the  work train from Creston, going on  down to the Landing on tho yard  train later in the afternoon.  A hard-times dance is planned for  Wednesday night at the schoolhouse,  the proceeds to go in aid of the school  funds.  * ^ ���������  Lot uh crowd tho courts of  tho Lord'n houau and humbly  u.u1l in faith that the Lord of  Monti* will load our Empire  and tho Alliwi forth fcr������ victory.  ill vwryhody huurtily welcome.  Word was received by Mrs. Jones  at Kuskanook a few days ago that  Ptt������. Horace Wright, who is overseas  with a Canadian regiment, was  married in England on October 7th,  and after a ten-day honeymoon is  again back at the front.  The yard crew had a very busy  week-end of it. On Saturday morning  tho switch engine almost wrecked the  turn-table while- being brought) out for  work, tho mishap preventing the  engiinv for the enat pisBBC-ngcv run  being got out as well. The work train  from Cranbrook a* rived on the scosio  about noon, Supt. Harshuw on board,  and after much Htrenuous effort the  oastbnund train got away about two  hours iato.  Goo. Jenson had a very exciting experience on Now Year's Day. While  returning from Wirdar to Kuskanook  with the mail in a rowboat he got  hopolussly lost in the fog. During his  efflo&ts to got homo ho landed atMklgu  Ci-eok once, ami lih> uaat stop afLur  thai- wiu* back at the Luaditig again.  About the time darkness sot in flrtis  wwv lighted on tho beach at Kuska*  itoou. auu gunt, nut a oocj^ioiially aikU  a. Hi'.ru'N ������������f <-.u1Ih kept up ������������'*nl n.bniit  Hoven p.m., after being on the vvatt^r  about nix houiH, he finally lneatod IiIh  liotiu) lundiiig, although he wan tniable  \*\ 1..'^ the (he, iuul coeld hear the tfuu  iir<i but faintly���������jiiHt about/ the time  he hud figured lit? would have to npern!  the. uiiuht on the lake, *-v until i.uch  i.iinn- Mi the fog lifted.  these embraced something of every'  thing in the calendar, except Indian  getups; these ������^ere completely absent,  despite the f|ict that for the two  previous yearp this costume has always been a ��������� prizewinner. Among  the ladies gthere was a decided weakness to impersonate pierettes, soldiers  and clowns, with plenty of evei������y  other kind to furnish a very spectacular and pleading effect.  equally varied,; with quite a heayy  sprinkling of clowns, a touch of the  militory,   some   of  the   historical,   a  WMIUbPUJCDM  t-r*.   y**^,   UUU  \/ux.v   OH53      COuu.  The costume prizes were awarded on  a popular vote:, and in every case the  decision was well received. Thft prise  winners weres  Best    dressed    lady���������Miss      Alice  Heath, Scotch^ Lassie.  Best    dressed    ge������������-'  King, Charleston.  Ladies' comic���������-Mrs. F.  H. Jackson,  Irish WasherfWoman.  ������* Gents' cbmi<j���������itonaid Lidgate, Coon.  '".Mrs. H. B. Downs, and Messrs. C.  O. Rodgers and C. G. Bennett officiated as judges iip the waltzing competition, and after very careful and  judicious deliberations awarded the  prize to Mrs. "W . B. Embree and Mr.  K.  K.  Piper,. . AsnGUg  those in   cos-  J.M3.J3   jlvBvIEhv   lOuaocu    ulie   lOl-  wing:  Mrs. E. Ryckman, pierette.  Mrs. H. Davis. Ked Biding Hood,  r:,..Uirs. Hi-BosSiiadalejJSfight;,- ... r  Mrs. H. K. Oatway, Gipsy.  Mrs. H. Christie, Flower girl.  Mrs. J. p. Spiers, pierette.  Mrs. B. Swanson, Cossack.  Mrs.  F.  H. Jackson, Irish washerwoman.  Mrs. J. Cherrington, Peasant in holiday attire.  Mrs. R. Piper, Esmeralda.  Mrs.  W.  B.  Embree,  Lady of the  17th Century.  Mrs. G, Browell, Turkish lady.  Mrs. Wickhoim, Irish military girl.  Miss J Nicholls, French soldier girl.  Alice Heath. Scotch lassie.  Jane Long, Soldier girl.  Vioiet Chambers, Soldier girl.  Deona Taylor, Quakeress.  Nellie Wiison, ctown.  Ruth Smith, gipsy.  Lyda Johnson, clown.  Stella McKelvey, clown.  Mabel Huscroft, Folly.  M. Oartwright, Sailor girl.  G. Oartwright, Phaero.  Ella Dow, Shamrock.  Frances Lyne, pierette.  Alice Oarr, Soldier girl.  Jennie Belanger, baby doll.  Miss Allan, Dutch girl.  Mabel Craigie, pierette.  Erma Haydon, pierette.  The Creston orchestra  best form since its organization, and  the splendid lot of new musio supplied  for each number was favorably . commented upon ^by. the dancers. They  also gaye of their services without  stint, as it was after 4 a.m. when the  Home Sweet Home waltz was finally  announced.  Xn addition to thoss in costume  there were many un-masked besides  ouite s.- **s!!ei'v of onlookers an estimate of the crowd being 150.  The floor was in the best of shape,  and with A. Miller in charge the affair  passed off to the satisfaction of all.  including the Red Cross ladies, who  served the supper, and whose financial  intake was in the neighborhood of  S35. *  Miss  Wieeii is a Nelson visitor  ������. ^   ._ ,_*  ���������May.  Paul Ofxner spent the holidays with  his family here, .returning to Biair-  inore early in the week.  /5s��������� g - q? , ^������.  ttis-s. Asaiey cooper, wno nas oeeii  in the Nelson Hospital for some time,  was able to return home for Christmas, accompanied by Lieut, and  Bugler Guy Cooper of Bennington.  Wynndel was fairly ���������well represented at the masquerade ball on  New Years eve at Creston and all report a splendid time.  Principal Sling, who spent Christmas with friends in Nelson, has' returned.  Miss Ruby Palmer, who has spent  the past two months with friends at  Alberta and Manitoba points, arrived home this week.    .  Christmas holiday visitors witfi: their  daughter, Mrs. McKowan, at Cranbrook,  1/UUiC  1".-  R. J. Long left last week for his old  home at - Toronto, Ont., on a visit to  his parents, whom he has not seen for  almost twenty years. He will be gone  about six weeks.  E. N. Holmes was home from Coleman, Alta., for the Christinas holidays with his family here.       *  Miss ��������� V.   Dalton   of    Tiail   was   a  Christmas-week     visitor     with  sister, Mrs. W. H. Hilton.  E. Boites-ai of PincHe? Creek  spent part of .Christinas week ,here  8 <ur6Ston caners iOr tilt- vveesc included O. J. Wigen. Mr. and Mrs. H.  Roseudais, M.r.'Sisd Mi's. H. l^ftvis, 3-������  Bathie, Matt. Hayden, Miss Amle-  stad, Miss M. Cooper and Paal Hagea.  The dance held in the dance hall the  Saturday before Christmas was voted  by all a great success. The committee in charge had the hall beautifully decorated in true yuletide style  and with a good floor and good music  a most enjoyable evening .was passed.  Quite a crowd from Creston and Canyon City were present and all want to  konw when the next one is going to  be.  aev  Attn  ������3.1 iKSn,  P. H. Jackson, -who has gbeea in the  general store.business here for the  past si^. years,, has disposed   of  his  and \ sctor''3Sawsonv who will continue the business in the ol<i *ttnd  under the firm name of Mawson Bros.  ���������������.t *.-.*������������������ ������i ���������     "*u. i-   ��������������������������������� Mr. Ja.ckson will devote his energies  with^fan^y^^  ing interests, into which  he  getting a  iittle   heayie**  each.  Tt������^*'U   <-������--  1 * *.*-_ ������t ���������_" ,  juuvu  uuc uieuiuci? ui uur ur������ uriu aire  faypx-sbly known in the Creston Valley, and by close attention to business,  rock   bottom   prices  and , ccurieons  Beatrice Dodds, pieratte.  Audrey Craigie, pierette.  E. Arrowsmith, Jupuneee girl.  Ruth Kligcnsmith, clown.  Barbara Mawson, clown.  Vesta Smith, Lewiston.  Zalla Johnson; clown.  Florence Bjif.hie, Poppy.  Mr. Squires, George Washington.  C. Ogilyie and M.  Wigen, Siamese  Twins.  Mr. McLaughlin, Black Prince.  Teddy Swanson, lady.  Ronald LidgaLc, Coon.  George Mawson,,Black Devil-  George Pacoy, clown.  Basil Kulr,  E. Withorhead, RuhsoII  Loamy, O.E.F.  Mr. Sjoholm, hobo.  Mr. McKay, Sailor.  Mr. Faye, Matadov.  W. Belanger, clown.  A. Wickhoim, Irish minstrnl.  F. Bolangor, Napoleon.  G. Frlfikwon, Cnpt������,?n of Givrd.  John Brodorick, clown.  Fred Browell, Royal Page.  W. Long, September Morn.  Aloe. Lidgate, .Tulliui Caonnn  Gerald Timfiions, Biu:oball player.  Goorgo Hood, Mexican.  Morgiui Pea������ft, Chinaman.  Mr. AlluHtnrgH, Lady of Fimhlono.  B. Mill������M% Ohiniiimm.  II. M. TillltltH, Rpanin.nl.  ,. .1. D. Spiers, clown.  F.   II.  Jn^ksoii,  G4in(ltirikan  of   the  Kith Century.  11. Plpav, Colonial.  J. E. Klhg, Charles II.  D. Wulr, MuLl.  Tliin Eiubvuu, Joif.  Victor MrcvyHitn, JtiHtar.  Lieut. F. O. llodge.ut, M.F.O,  Guv Browell, elowu.  llotiald Bmlth, Old Uiiole Jo������%  Berth���������On December 23rd, .to- Mr.  and Mrs. Clarence Olesori, a son.  Leslie Timmons of Seattle is a New  Year holiday visitor with his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. ��������� D. S. Tkuhions at  present, '  ��������� Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ryckman of  Trail and Miss Ella Rvckman'of Cranbrook, were holiday guestjs of Mrs.  W. S. Ryckman.  Mrs. T. H. Lewis (nee Vera Palmer)  o������ Morris, Man., it* spending, a few  days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.  M. R. Palmer. ,  There was a large turnout from here  at the masquerade ball at Creston on  Monday night, and some fine- costumes,- although' none wei;e in the  prize-winning class.  Schonl is due to re-open ten Mouday  morning and tho trustees have been  fortunate in securing Mr. McCallum  ofi Grand Forks to take charge of the  achool until itiidmunmer. He comtm  highly recommended by the educational authorities. '���������  service will, no  their venture.  doubt,  make good on  COMING  Mercantile Hall  Thurs. Evg., JAN.  8,30 prompt  Had Mlmmi*w Xmaa.  Christmas Day.  1017,  at   the King  George  Hotel,   will   bo  remembered  with pleasure by thoBi������ who were present, and partook of the beautiful repast provided  by the   hostess.   Miss  Groy, und  her   helpers.   It  was  an  evening dinner at   which   about 30  guests sat down,  the extensiye menu  providing Jill the seasonable delicaclea  cooked   ami   kci/Vuu  I������i   itiotro|Militau  fashion.     Tho tables and dining room  were    appropriately    and    tastefully  decorated with greenery as well as tho  Canadian and U.S. flags.   After the  dinner had boon dono full justice to  by tho company tho table wore moved  back and iinibic uiul  gaitieH  ituluigdl,  which proved an equally an enjoyable  feature as tho foaat of good  things.  Tlu! (tld and venoraUul gainer of blind-  man 4 buU, gmiurai pt>t>l, etc., evoking  g������Mien'tl     uiei'tiuicnt.      ll^ft<:Hhkkk<Mitu  wore aerved at IntfU'valf^ and when in  tho wee nihil' 'oora tho party di/ipurHod  all joined in   thanking M{hh Groy, the  propHetveuM,   in   appi.uial.ioM   of   (he  very happy   and   jiUnimuil. (^hrititmiui  evening, and winhing horahappy New  Year and the m\ca:um that ii: lu.r due.  ���������Com.  ntertainers  The Most Refined and Artistic Scotch  family that Travels Canada  FIONA SCOTT  SOPRANO  Winner   of   Governor   Brett's   Gold  Medal   for   Highest  Score at  Alberta   Musical  Festival  IAIV and wal i n,K  SCOTCH DANCEItS  ELFLEBA SCOTr  MEZZO   SOPRANO  X Vwir  Festival  SOLOIST AND HUMORIST  MORA and DOUNE  i,,A "������   1. >    V.^ V-' * 1  -i.  *. ��������������� ������  Scotch Songa In Character, DuoIm and  lugiilaiu'i UuiMuun  Till Prof.rnwroi of the iliaw Aifitta  coasisia of Scotch, English and Irish  t'anctagt utiets and Songu U  ammmt.  "wA-f.-l  ttmKm*������tottoit!m  WWMtlm imi���������miiwi i.i i.n ii i  ���������������������..i- i I,,., i -i mm������x������*.'������&'..-J>a,/M  SSC������������S2  ^������i),5Lytmi^^,V.'l)l^>l|['ff"?l������**g?.l'!LllLl;!!**l*!*^^ 1?HE CR&STON KETOSW  s.-  Issued everv irrida."0, at Orestos, Bid  Subscription:" $2 a year in advance;  $2.50 to United States points.  C. F. Hayes. Owner and Editor.  CRESTON, B.C., FRIDAY. JJSSS.   4  &$Bmt*������i������El*0>^J������    SSL mm, -<**>SS2.S������^S-  With the B.C. legislature announced to convene in 1918 session  the fore part of February interest  is already warming up in the prospective deliberations of our , provincial lav/ makers.  Foremost come the residents  across the Kootenay River who  are expecting something tangible  on the ferry removal question.  The matter has had some attention  during the  past season  and  hope  with floating ice or early freeze-ups  both of which cause much inconvenience and much extra labor for  passengers and ferryman. ,. ; , .  It is to be, hoped now the ferry  question is in a.fair w������.y to be  settled one way or the other, that  these two features will have  thorough investigation before a  final decision is made. With the  ever-increasing activity in hay  cutting and the lumbering operations across the Kootenay the  ferry question vitally effects more  snan tn������ score of more r-eslcisnis in  the acros8-the-river community.  -V..  on the assurance of  member for Kaslo that "if the  people interested wished the ferry  moved then moved it would be."  Notwithstanding this very circumspect guarantee, however, the  impression has got- abroad since  the visit of Engineer McPherson. a  ���������.  .���������*���������������������������"  f  in���������������������������.p ' y?.  I'.  ui>.\'..i H  In addition to seeing to it that  justice is done those vitally interested in  the ferry  removal, John  .U.\?OJ_I,    O.TJ..J. .X .  will also have some  sow   w 66i!3  4s������������ tuat the  removal  of the ferry would not eventuate  owing to the excessive cost of such  removal, and that the new site  should not be utilized on account  of the possibility of the Kootenay  and Goat Si vers running into each  other at this point were the river  bank monkeyed with  by cutting i'o  We take pleasure in thanking our Customers and "FVtpnrifi ������nr the natronas'e dor-  ing the year now closing, and assure them  11       3  4 r\ a  r������  A-U.  .������! r.  ot   our    intention   so   seiVc uiuu euuwiy  onroT������      -P/vw*  ������������������������������������, ������.-.���������        ������   approach.  The Review does not fear  government inaction on the score  of removrl costs, because the de-,  parfcment has no safe way of  estimating such expense until it  calls for tenders on the job. This  is their announced policy, and the  common sense way, now that B.C.  is up against the proposition of  making one dollar do the work  that two, and even three, dollars  used to do in the palmy days of  road boss day labor operating.  Living across the Kootenay are  still a few citizens fairly well  equipped ande so thoroughly alive  to the necessity of the ferry's removal that they should be willing  i.o uo all the necessary work at a  charge that will satisfy the most  exacting economist in the works  department.  As to whether the installation  of the ferry at the new location  would make it possible for the two  rivers to merge at this point and  produce other undesirable complications, this is a detail that  should have more than passing investigation. Men who have some  reputation for veracity and who  know the river for twenty years  back, confidently assert that the  new location has been chosen be  ��������� au5<:- of tile lack of current in the  river at this spot, thus eliminating  >-ver5' possible danger of the  necessary excavating so weakening  the hank an to allow tho Kootenay  to break through,  incidentally, too. it in pointed  'iiit that at the new locution vt+ry  little trouble would be encountered  other rather important matters to  get action on at this session of the  legislature.  Foremost of  these,  of course, is  the   Koobenay     flats   reclamation  proposition.    On this the estimates  should show a  grant  of sufficient  funds to finish up  the  engineering  side of the matter.    And it will be  up to Mr.   Keen,   too, to  see  that  the work   ie gone on with.    Last  year  we  had  a  considerable sum  appropriated for  road  work,  etc.,  but not more than 30  per  cent, of  it was expended for some reason or  other.    On   reclamation   work   no  such half-hearted effort will suffice,  particularly  this    year-   when   at  present     the     excessive    snowfall  would indicate  that  1918   will be  the ideal season   to  prosecute  this  work to the fullest  possible extent.  The school board will be looking  to Mr. Keen, too, for amendments  to the School Act that will facilitate  financing      educational       affairs,  especially in   the  direction  of collecting    school     taxes���������past    and  present alike���������and  relieving ��������� trustees  of the  burden of  borrowing  money for school purposes on their  personal guarantee to   the bank as  to   payment.���������or   failing    this   to  allow teachers  salaries  and   other  obligations go unpaid.  The question of a rural mun-  oapality for the greater portion of  Creston "Valley is another matter  Mr. Keen is genuinely in sympathy with. Just now those who  favor such a move find the undertaking hopeless due to the existing  Municipal Act requiring the consent of non-resident as well as  resident property owners���������and this  section more than abundantly  blessed with the former. Too,  only registered owners may vote,  and the getting to know who  these owners are and getting iu  touch with them with the requisite  petition i9 both a bit expensive as  well as laborious. A special act  removing those disabilities should  not he out of the question���������in war  times���������and the member for Kaslo  is like to find himself face to face  with a request to see what ho can  rlo in the matter.  And there is still tho legislative  committee of the board of trade to  he heard from.    Thojj^have in view  we!! throughout ivio  Creston, Jan. 2.  S. A. SPEERS  a maueouvre to secure relief from  the present unworkable pound law  via the Highway's Act, as well as  some other excellent  ideas,   doubt  less,   for  the  efficient  things  generally   in  Valley.  conduct of  the  Creston  mi  Tne  Unionist Government's  Christmas box is; an order-in-  council under the War Measures  Act that will make  Canada "bone  Tr  gsif ue  sssrarS   m&  ������  B  a  Team Sleighs  Sleighs and Cutters.  Single and Double Harness and Supplies  Several  Sets   of Second-Hand  Harness  Coal and Wood For Sale.  &B m&GREMTN  1  Sirdar Ave.  &S*B&i&SB    J  r  maw*  M������������mnE?jErM *339 SP9& mr& J~B$? ������������'������&&&  gg        _ a������iu?  S^S atattfaaaalaW ^^^^^^        A^fcaM^tf MW^^t^jT    i|^^yf   A  IS THE WORLD'S BEST CHEW   rs-MXL  It is manufactured  rnbnrr.oiri itn r>urr������r  form.  It   ha9   &   pleasing  flavor.  It ii rohacrn scientifically    prepared  year.  Commencing with December  24th the importation of liquor into  Canada is forbidden, except of such  web goods as were ordered prior  to the day before Christmas and  even these cannot be shipped into  Canada after January 31st.  The transportation of liquor into  any province where prohibition is  effective will cease on April 1st,  and the goverrment has an investigation now under way to determine and equitable date on which  to order the manufacture of liquor  to cease.  Liquor is defined as anything  containing over twr and a half per  cent, of alcohol, and the new  regulations will remain in force  for twelve 'month's after the conclusion of peace.  Outside of a part of Quebec,  which is the only section of Canada, not already "dry," the new  legislation is received with equanimity, The exogenoies of war  havo for some time been expected  to provoke such action.  Seeing that the now order of  things eliminates importation and  manufacture, thus onsuriug prohibition that prohibits, awl mow  that we have been under "dry"  conditions iu B.C. for a mattor of  three months with a minimum of  i)K:onvon'i<>,iiuo to thu hoLol trade  itsolf and''some, benefit to tho  province hn a. wholo, HllL or  nothing is heard of compensation  ev������'ii a factor that militated to  iiiitviK ovtottt ���������)<������ni������>"*, '^ro^ii'ii^ioi''! \\\  the voting in thin province in  ���������September, 1UH\,  All of which imcouragei) the  unlonl. prohihitioniHl do think that  th<- "o!ry" vim ii, hero to ."(Lay and  l/luir hopow io (bin iv/junl art; no  irllc dream :i:i <lonht.li.;.n t!������,, munition will   bo   Miihiniltcd   to popular  I   Voirt-,    Hiltl    (111*    i ' IIIOIIINl,   irilXMIIIIIIClll.  is urged by the Government���������it has done ITS part, we are doing OURS���������  will you do YOURS?  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, npright, clean, healthy, well-calipered trees with magnificent root" system, well packed, all chai'ges paid, at your nearest 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 art 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.  Will you write us today for any information, and giving us an iden of  your requirements ? Our Norviees and advice are cheerfully yours,  bur large general and Fruit Catalogue, our Rose Catalogue, our Price  List are yours for the asking���������they contain valuable plimting 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., Vancotwer, B.C.     Nursery at Sardis  is pledged to make woman suffrage  Canada-wide at the forthcoming  session of parliament.  Pending the official count by the  returning officers, Mo figures go to  show that British Columbia went  Unionist at a rate of throe to two  over all opposition, in both Jiiast  and West Kootenay the Unionists  beat tho combined Laurior-Labor  vole by a master of ftOO All fold  the enemy have 37,089 ballots as  compared with 58.830 Unionist.  seven. For British Columbia, if  the Indians and foreigna are overlooked, tho province has a showing  of one in six, or nt the rate of $68  per capita.  Statistics on the recent Victory  Loan show that for the wholo of  Canada there were V82,71.4 sub-  iicriboru, or one ulibacribor for  ev������������ry ton pernonM in the Dominion.  The !u:t;t dhowing of th������.', nort in  Great Britain \h one in twenty-  three, while   in   the   United Utateu  Game Wardom Bryan Williams  figures tho fur catch in B.C. this  seaaoii tOfbu vyui-tii uliuuul $2,000,-  000. Of this 'amount $100,000 is  for coyoton, and $300,000 for other  fur bearing animals taken by tho  1181 lioonsed trappora. Mr. Wil-  liarnH figures that Indian trappers  out-number thone who havo to  tajco out Jicoiisci Q to 1, and their  take of fur mrIcon up tho difference  boUvuou si>-iUO,0U(j and ^>li,0(*U,OUO.  All of which iu a reasonably  aoeurato OHtiinal;(i if the other parts  are on a par with tho Kootenay  country.  At Cranbrook of the 1J2 uwu liable  4 ,-.    ,.,,,.���������������.    .*,,,!....    i|>'<     MtlH     ii..    .1  * ���������'      ��������� ��������� ���������      ������' -���������      -   ��������� -- * ' -   ��������� o      * " '   * -*-..  Ai'Aj HI havo   boon   oi-dotril   to import,  iLiio life k'''0>I><'<i I'Xi'imxion.  mmmmsmm  ���������il ������iiiimin,������ii������ii������irw������)'jiBMi������iB8  -~  itfi'!ifmi^frr^r*^i'5a������������w^  1 k1**fit!!^^S!"!SSitSflStftW!i^Bf'WfiW'^  aasssMsaiafflsiffi^^  ..���������*,T^rtf!3,ri.. M������Ut^*^ ir  tttjM^fcW***  "j  *iS%* . ft   <*y*,  ���������  fee.  Division I.���������C. M. Brousson, B.Sc.,  Principal.  Number of pupils attending, 21.  Average attendance, 17.72.  Percentage attendance 84.4.  Perfect Attand&aes���������Lillian Cher-  rington, Ruth Compton; Erma Hay-  den, Orin Hayden, Hazel Hobden,  Lyda Johnson, Hatherine , Moore,  Marion Swanson5 Earl Swanson.  Division IL���������Aiex; Smith, viee-Prlh-  cipal.  Number of pupils attending, 28,  Average attendance 26.34.  Percentage attendance, mi I       :    '  tteadanee-r-Loislse Bsvaia,  at ������������������* -���������- -^ ��������������������� ���������" ������������������ Tn _S2*        B CT^l. BU a** aK   M        0     Mf       t*4        ������������������       MB       M     #���������     M        M ^������*  7  _a  A -TOt 113 T^ A V  H/=%  At 7 p������na,s MONDAY, JANUARY 14th, the genera!  iSto*������- s/i������sifj|?jw- ���������piaq.s^uo5i-::! Bj? 'MS/' fpi*'; tile', past six years,  B|)iilSs tS Mawson J5r6tKerSj wlio have purchased the  stock on hand at that date, and will continue the business  in'future."1" '  '!'"  ,A������VUO������V       VlOWlUlll)  ita'iCl-   jiB'*������i,p   ���������!fci''J''v:-i  ford, Harry Gorapton, Agnes Hobdens  :jxn order fcb elekr dut some li|ie$ !ti which we p   aised ibo heavily, as well as to reduce the stock generally  ���������#^mtayust|ehi  ^fcliesS of  to  and which will be sold re-  !���������  ;���������*,'  ���������: s^S^jj  Mlllgfl  ' MtMWJdWfiiMEaaBUi  ' fiShwMriUUHH  :iHS833SI  .Haas  p@H  MHBBBp  jiiiiiiiii'nil il  . jg^gji^mg  mi  '.flH  ���������MMiMM  Iraai  son, Ru-jh Swanson.  Standing of Classes: Junior 4th���������  Eunice Moore. Senjior . Srdj^Lauise  Beyan.   Junior 3rd���������Monica Moore.  Division III,���������Miss N.  H. Faulkner,  Teacher. ,;,   , ,,.   , .,v.  ., .^   ,..:-,  Number or pupns attending; 34.  Average attendance, 33.20.  Per centage attendance 98.08.  Perfect attendance,. 5S���������Neiiie Ad-  !ard, Marguerite Besmey, Syeiyn Bev*  an, Edith Crawford, OIlie Christie,  Ivin Compton, Harvey Gobbett. Mary  Lewis, Keith L!dgat@, Eison Lidgate,  Joice . Moore, Edna Nicholls, Frank  Parker, Albert Sherwood* Beatrice  Scott, Walter Scott, Gordon Spiers,  Donald Spiers, George St.Jean, Gil-  moure Taylor, Lily Wilson, Donald  Young.  Division    IV.���������Miss    B.    Hardman,  ��������� .. .Teacher.- ������������������  Nnnaber of pupils attending, 32.  Average attehdaPce, 2QJ89.  P^ffVci .Atf^ndance-���������jlbbn Belanser,*  George Cartel-, James Cherringtpn,  Frederick Christie, Hazel Christie,  Jeffery Collis, Maripn Collis, Charles  Cottar!!!, Sdiwh^ouling. lilbyd Oc������������-  ing, Benjamltt vCrawford, tJa^erme  Embree, Bnbv Gibaoii, M^rioji X,-e^r?=  month. Charles Moore, Madeline  Moore.   Helen   Moore, Ray Oatway,  The sale will fe ItHctly fegih, and we are busy now  going over the stock and marking all lines down to piices  that will appeal to the most careful buj^er.  While exceptional values will prevail all over the  store* we call soeeial attention to a stock of .LINOLEUM  !!  %  EI  St  I:  ���������I  !l  IB  We have considerable of the Hand Fainted China  tlxat we stocked fbr Ghri4tmas still on the t&MSs, li$.d this  \sin\\ Trifiv*^ iiiiisfelv if siTifSfi sHods  .A  I _tJi if 'JT-iUIi-!  ' 'V'i*  i-3 ii g^wvi, gooas asija at^raecive prices win  "^aie^ for posters ^ving |uiier particuia>rs, and in the  meantime niake a list of,your immediate and future needs  in tne general store goouss line���������and. eome in opening oav.  gtJHClJ  The jiiides #6 are making^ are irre^isiible, and the  quality: of all bilr good's ne^eBis B6 reSouniing.  mi"  ShnQS  I  gs������^j^@Ht^l>^      _     UsirrisiifiFa  i na dates again  ������aa   s.^^>    o%  1 ���������*������-  INSURANCE  -    WSiflA. E&TATm  :. * ���������, 0MAt3SR IN GOAL  "'Re^eihts for  the Prisoners of War  Fundar6^2.$B.  Duet,"Just as the Slih went Dowii,"  Lquise Bevah, and Agnes Hobden.  Mr. Brown has his Hair  r:e.  On BWday. Deceniber 21st, the  pupils of the three senior divisions of  the Creston school entertained one  another with a series vof recitations*  songs, and even with one dialogue.  The last may be described as an Indian  :#lld act^an^causeaescitfiiment among  the many 'papooses'present.. Thetm-  p^rsonatiod of tn4p Indian eSief, Wildcat, by Frank Slranaao.was very real-  I istic.   Tne programme follows :  We  e c^riy a eonipicfe  stock of  ������  4JL1L  ������1������  ctf any-  H������M, 4f^ a������ ������k III  lMt*J*^l.r5jy<  Gil} Lumber  UNITED  \D? !A  JL/"  iA*-  <Ja������  ���������fcrtUE  SilK EDMUND WALKER.  Capital Pa.������> Up. $15,000,000  K V. P. jdKinS. Xss't Cwi'l. fttowivr  ResesivE Fund. . $l3.500,ooo  v xvcMMtiijg,  Cut," i^yda Johnson.  Recitation.    ''Tne   Lookou  ���������������on'gf'  Man,"  Margaret Cr&wford      '  Hesitation, "The Saddest Girl," Beatrice Scot-t-i  Trio, "Mother's Old, Sweet Lullaby,'  Eunice Moore, Susie Hurry, Ruth  Swanson.  Recitation, 'The Itaiiroad Crossing;'  Erma Hayden.  ,-��������� Beeltatioa, "A Clean Face," Walter  Scott.  Spniewjaere.   in    France."  icWs Knott.  HecitatSbn; "My Papa;" Willie  Sniith. ;  Recitation, -4Bp" scially Jim," Annie  Maione.  Recitation. "Speckle and Bed wing,"  Lionel Moore. -     ;���������     ���������  Reading, 'A Stoi^v that niad ri6 SSad,*  Frances Lyne.  , Recitation, "Some Problems," Susie  Hurry.  Recitation, "Robert Reece," Eunie'e  MoorQi  Chorus, "Pack all Your Troubles in  Your Old Kit Bag," Miss Faulfcnw's  Class.  .Dialogue, ''Uncle Nathan's Indian,",  ''Uncle Nathan,' Orin Hayden; Indian  Oftief,  Frank Romano';   ���������Tom,' Earl  Swanson; 'BiiK' Lionel Moore.  ,   Chorus, "Its the Kavy," Division IT-  .lilt? nciiOiarci Ut  ThS Voters list for Kaslo city elections of mayor and aldermen shows  258 names,  Cranbrook council voted $500 to  Halifax i-elief. $100 W&s the Grand  Fork's contribntion.  At: Cs'i'slsKS wood Isist s'ssk ^Isior  Anderson was lined $10 for fishing  during the close season.  TlieGranby. smelter at Grand BV>rks  will pay a dividend. of $10 per shore,  ihisyear.   They paid $7 in 1916.  xrie jving t*eprge Hotel at Kaslo  served its usual   big Christmas dinner  at 75  -sarnie price as a year ago'.  W. P. Freeman of the Neison H,igh  School staff has just accepted 'a call to  a Moose Jaw, Sask., baptist 'Chuacn.  Rev. C. M. Campbell of North  Hattfeforl, Sask., lias receiyed a call  to the Presbyterian Church; Ka^rto.  Part of Kaslo's wateV system leaks  so badly' that eriougb water is xiofc  being wasted to supply the #bole  town.  Commencing the first of the year  the C,P.R. cut down the boat service,  on OkaagnHn T^ake to a tri-wertly  seryice.  There, are 99 more names  on   the  voters list for Trail  city   municipal  elections' tnis year thun there was a1  year ago.  1600 pounds of kokainees taken from  Chrls'tinil Lake, near GrVifrd S*orkei  .were shipped from that point one day  last week.  TAKE NOTICE that Cranbrook  Sash &, Door Company. Limited,  whose address is CranJbrcwk,1B.C������ will  apply for a license to take and use  taree.. cubic.-feet osr secottd-of Vi'^ter  1 put of South Fork Goat River, .also  known as Meadow Oreefe, which Sows  westerly and. drains into Gbat River  about one-half mile west of Lot 2546,  Kitchener tWndiie.  The.waterwHl; he 'diverted froni i,he  stream at a point about ,threeifourths  mile south-eaBt of. the isdrth-west  corner posta of Lot 492,. and will be  usek.for the pnrpose of fluniing lass-  b&t; to ��������� Oadorna station oii the Canadian Pacific Railway;  jtnio      iJOvsCe1. . W&S .JpOSfceQ^ OD       td������  KTuiiiVu dri the sHsfch day of Nbv"einb(er.  1917. A.copy of this notice, and an^  application pursuant thei-eto. and to  the "Water Act, 1914," will be fited in  the office of the vVater Recorder at  Nelsoh. .        J  . Objections "to the application mav  be filed with the said Witter Recorder,  or with the Comptroller, of Water  Bights; Parliament Buildings, Vic-  tpida, B.C... Within thirty dayis after  tlie first appearance of this notice In a.  local newspaper.  The date of ...the. first public  this notice is November SSbh.,  CRAirtaitook Sash A; Door fcoafpANY.  Lijuitkd, Applicant.  By H. A. McKowan, Agent.  out of their school garden last year.  ��������� Hossiand had a lot ox bronchitis,  Cranbrook madeira ,?;9I������vvl!fcifi and chfeke-n poi. m*h (niool.h  I .ri.wl������������ h>������t. Va������%������.       which cut down tho school attendance  considorably.  ViiCtttiOu of  Synopsis *>f Coal Mining  ton's  6AMK 'MOJfeY ORDER'S  Tne most convenient way of remitting small sums tif  ftioney 1s by jiihe Money OVcicrs sold by this Batfk. Thfe  cost is as follows:  $& u������4 untJir ,..,,(V  '3 cento  *jiv������������- i$& mrul not exceeding ���������d.lrt , .     (i  $30 JO  ;'       ;p������i<i>.. la  t,n  C. G. BENHK'IT  Miunik^or Crostioii Bmnch  Nelson hospital gathered in $770 at  u ts.g >n that city hag day !uut vi/eew;.  V /   i ���������        . . ....���������.: ���������   ���������   ,  Nelson merchants krepoVt this year's,  ChriatViias trade the best in 18 years.  The Unionists had a woman scrutineer at 'frorL'&teoio on December I7tb.j  Cranbrook Indians are predicting a  cold winter, riot much snow, and a  Very 6avly Mprln^,  Revolotofc'e had a l-ag day last month  for tho -bcn'eflt of the Haufai itotief  and $400 was collected.  In th.o Cranbroolt diatrict more logging camps are fri "o^erfition thin  vviu U>r than iov years inmi:  RosslaVid has a elu-yenr old girl who  has already knitted several paira dt  uoiclcu for ooldiora oyor������oan.  Some Cranbrook merehantii .elalm  l6l7 Ohriiitmaa tntdo wan twice am  'good i������w 0*iiH yuletide buiimoKu.  iuo tmiiu,v at the 'J-Vail sinelter iiau  Wen called oii, and the men have  about nil returned to Work Wo'w* '  'drawbi'oo'k Airiner**!: iniititnte ^11^  imyfyittHt worth of 'gopher pt/i������i(������n for  tho'������te''o'nt3 membHrbthiti yeli'r.  'Ji. A* iwiiuor inieaiMMt iroi'n Greenwood -m IftUt 'wi'Mt 'by 44ig^f������K vum  ji^.ftho wfco'tfe \.mll,Wlth a \AikH-i xttW  eh������*.J������".  The TrnH smelter strike lasted ?8  o'aya, and with 1600 men effected with  an aVord^e of $& per cliiyk������ t������o loss in  wages alone is $21O,O06.  The Staples Lumber Co. of Wyeliffe,  tho Ci'owa Neat 'Pink Lumber Co. of  Wardnfor, arid the Yalik Lumber Co.  of Wnna are all  running thefr mills  ihl'e win tier.  At Cranbrook on  electiop night the  hat wes #tt& '\ %'��������� ^J^Sfcfe  mittt'e rooWifl wh'flfe Wb VetWi{nB w^rt*1  being received and 1B50 raised for Red  Ci'oaH work. I  jxii 'Iraii and iiautdund %he li.O.  Telephone Co. fy'iui^placed l^lhls Jfij  charge of tho work, 'the Vnen mthortio'  o������/ploy������d"CJ������{Wft 'WUiiuWrred th co'ri-  ttWiiutlou vVoVli.  Jianlo Itootenaian t An extra train  crew ha������ 1/taWcmtld here, 'for the pnr-  poh'e of iHtikMlr'tMforM 'foil**, nnoh W������.  switching, Hpeehil������, etc., and will be  Mtted in lighting tmow on th*1; K������uj1o-|  NaTkutip MWe dm^lwg the 'wMiteV.  Wantoh-Btrong    young   weaned  catycM,    aliio    yt;inliitnw.      O.   Bluir,  ICi'IcLnmi.  having  their   annual   meeting  and  Coal, mining/.-ights of the Dominion,  irt Manitoba, Saskatchewan nnd Al-  beita, the Y������koATerritory, theNorth-  Wewi. Territories iind in a portion of  the Provinceof British Columbiu, may  be leased for a term of tv^enty-oVie  years renewal for a further lerrii of  12 years at an annual rental of $1 an  ocro. Not more than 2.600 acreo will  bo.leaped .to one applicant.  Application fpi u IvuHemUHlbemade  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the r|gh^ovappljed frvurvHiinated.  In mirveyert tiorrltoi>y film bind muni  legal mib-  ������      .urisurvoy-    apVitted for shall  be sjtaked out bvthu applicant himself  Each ji.jfijfllcii.tion must be accomp-  khmmaHvb of $5 which will be re-  ftuiued If the rbvlitn n������*>l|<'d fo*- oifA^o*  avWlable1>but'n,������fc,o1;he*rwi8e. A royalty  ������hMl,bo,pa(a on the merchantable <mt-  put of tho ttiJno nittho rato of five emU  per ton.  THA^rdon op^uatinW the mino ������h������r  luiiiiNli the Agent with sworn retuniH  accounting , for the full, ������|uantity. of  inerchatitable coal, mined and t>ay the  toyMty'ifapitoivttrjf *>.-. ������f*~! srfaJaK  rlrrhta 'wtnI* n������if. !������<���������(���������������������# ������,wt~**^.i r::r*?:  iof>imiHMhould be furniuhed at iemtt  otuui a vvjtr.  The I������|������/m\ will Include the e6al  uiiuing rights only.  1'or ftil! information rtppHfat^oii  Hl^auld We mode to Llui StUhiWry'ofthe  P*ip&V.fcM������!il of tlsej InUsrJor, Ottawa.  21' H*������v/V������aL ������������*������^lt   ov Wab-Agent of  DvIttfKWWi LJLlltdu.  W'. W. CORY, Deputy Minlr������t<������i"  ������������>������>*IM>    4������ **V������.'* **������"��������������� *  N.H.���������TTitHiith<irSy<!Ml ;>nbI(rr������tlon of tbif  iulwi i,������i.i-j������H ������������������, vviii not. In*. iMiut for. Si1.'.*!  m  THE CBESSJ0K  BEYIffiW  "Sfltft wl  Birth���������At Porthill, on December-  21st, to Mr. and Mrs. Clem Payette, a  son. -���������/,-'   , yt       j.  Miss B, ?&awson was a vititor with  Nelson friends a few days last week,  returning on Sunday.  Miss F. Erickson of Cranbrook is  spending-the hoiiday > season with her.  -sister, Mrs. G. G. Bennett..  Miss Xi&ara. Sd'mpn'dson spent part  of the Christmas holidays with Nelson  friends, returning on Tuesday.  Mr. and Mrs. A. JL. Cameron were  Christmas visitors at the home of  their son, James, at Cranbrook..  Valley vital statistics  for the year  Creston Valley Women's Institute  annua: meeting is on the card for  Friday afternoon next, January Ilth.  Mrs. Forrester is the retiring president.  ending December 31st, show 18 deaths  and 35 births���������J9 boys and 16 girls.  Miss ii. G. Robinson of Edmonton,  Aitr., spent the Christmas vacation  here with her sister, Mrs. C. 3?. Hayes.  Mr,, and Mrs. T. W. Bundy of  Wardner were holiday visitors with  the latter's parents-, Mr. and Mrs. J������  W.Dow.  Geo. Pacey of Sandon, formerly in  the employ of H. S. McCreath, has  been looking up old friends here the  veek.  ' There was, a considerable demand  for the carload of .."JbaledV, timothy  which the Institute unloaded on San-  urday, and which is selling at $26.50 a  'ton.       '"      ":"' ,:   :-   -'"'" ��������������������������� ������������������   -^rsr.  Misses Jennie Nicholls and Zalla  Johnson, who, have-been attending  normal school at Victoria the past  term, are home for the Christmas  holidays. ,--.,.������������������.  -    ...   ���������  R. E. Beattie of Cranbrook, the unsuccessful  Liberal candidate in East  Kootenay on December 17th, was aj  business visitor here the latter part of  "the week*  Wanted���������By widow 'with small  family, housekeeper, elderly woman  preferred. Good home for suitable4  person. Apply BoS 77, Review  office,  The regular meeting of the Methodist Young "People's Association will  he held on Friday next, Jan. Ilth, at  8 p.m., instead of Tuesday, when Rev.  Hugh Dobaotii 'BrfA.".,"B.D.* of iiegiaa,  The Presbyterian Church was well  filled on Thursday night last for the  annual Sunday School 'concert, the  programme consisting of a ^timber of  nicely executed, drills,  dialogues,  re  will lecture^n "Social?Reconstruction^; citati<5ns,^;hoittse8 by '#be scholars, as  During fclie' Warandt&fter,!':���������< Eyery' *"������������"*������'*������ ^^'^^mU^^r^v Mias Kiln  body welcome.   Collection.  f  wudivbi  ,v  A> $85-.  evidence,, fpr.  v* a.ijJi,, vViis pat- qh  Was-hs  v^reen .Stockings,  by the Cranbrook amateur drmatic  company in- Mercantile-Hall on Friday night last. From .here the company went' to Balfour where:, they:  presented  it Saturday  wight,;- while  well as sol6"Tnnrabersl%y -Miss Ella  Dow feed l&r. 'giadstoise E. Wood of  Ymir. Of course Santa Glaus made  'his^spp^arancer at the--close and������dis^  tributed triBiUSual Hue lot of Christmas  t:( to 'the school scholars.  this Week they perform at Cranbrook.  snowfall for  while the Valley was also  ������?������> of Isntert&ineVs,  to   Mercantile    Hall  who are com-*  on    that  Red Cross workers are, reminded  that the Tuesday afternoon sewing  sessions with the 4 o'clock ten-cent  tea: will be  resumed next week,  and  that there is room and a welcome  all.  for'  The weather report shows a total  December of 35 inches*  iso blessed the  same iiiOniii with 1$ inches of r  The coldest day of the month was;  Sunday, 23rd, when the mercury got'  down to one below aero. The balmiest day was the 17th, when it rose to  55.  Next  Thursday   Creston    will    be  favored "with* a visit from the' Scott  ing     ���������������������������-**u .  fcecasion. The prograknihVfe' largely  Scotch, and will consist of Scotch  songs in 'Costume, Scotch 'dances^.and  vocal numbers in' English wand- Irish  sj songs, dancing, and duetts and songs  in qharactj&r, while T. J. Scott will  entertain as a humorist' in 'both song  and sfcorv.' Admission 50c." and 25c.  Miss Ethel Hnscroft, who has been  spending a couple of weeks with her  parents here, returned to Sandon on  Thursday last.  Miss Ella Dow, who is teaching at  Wardner this year, is spending the  holidays with her parents, Mr. and  Mrs. J. W.'Dow.  Mrs. T.'. Baines was a yuletide visitor  at Trail with her son, John, who has  recently joined the ranks of the benedicts of that town.  Evening service at the Presbyterian  Church on Sunday will take the form  of a song service, from 7.30 to 8.30,������to  which all are cordially invited.  Creston Farmers* Institute have  their annual meeting at the Auditorium   to-night," at 8   o'clock   prompt.  A dance 5s on the programme for  to-morrow night, Saturday, Jan. 5th,  at Huscroft's school, at 8 o'clock.  Good floor, good music, good time for;  all. Gents 50c, ladies bringing lunch  admitted free.  A. E. Jefferson was the fortunate1  winner of the 14-pound turkey which'  was raffled last week in aid of the  work of the ladies of Holy Cross  Church. All told about 175 tickets  were sold on the bird.  About the finest ail round lot of  calendars local merchants have handed out to their patrons were distributed this season by the Mercantile  Co., H. K.- Oatway, R. S. Bevan, S.  A. Speers and F. H. Jackson. AH of  them were works of art and much  appreciated.by those by those receiving fchetti,  The orchestra's masquerade hall on  New Year's eve in the Auditorium  attracted the largest crowd ever seen  at a dance here. There were fully  75 in costume and quite as many more  who came otherwise. The Red Cross  ladies seryed the supper and their  eflprt will net them in the neighboi>  hoo-a of $35.  The  statis  show   December  to  have been the busiest month of the  year, there being a call for three  marriage licenses that month. There  are three births and no deaths to  record for the same month*  ss> Jas.   Cook is  retiring president.  with two years of it to his credit.  Greetings to all  our Friends and  Customers for the  ew  N.  Year  Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Oddie and children of Grassy 3Jake9 Alta.. were  Christmas week visitors with Mr. and  Forrester, the two ladies being sisters.  Some Of our readers may recall Mrs.  Oddie who. as Miss Sutherland,  taught school here about seventeen  School re-opens for the new year on I years ago���������in the house now occupied  Monday.     Last  month's  attendance  by Alex. Matheson.  Oreston Indians celebrated New  Years in royai style on Tuesday, and  some records gastronomicai must  have been made judging by the generous supplies of oranges, biscuits, and  other eatables that the redmen stocked up with days previous. Quite a  number from the. mission at Cranbrook were on hand for the festiyities.  Creston merchants, report the 1817  Christmas trade the yery best in.  years, a very gratifying feature being  the  heavy spot cash-business .done.  was 115 pupils. .Miss tf aulkner s room  with Si pupils mads a bit of record  haying an attendance showing of  within two points of perfect.  M. H. Davis, who had the post of  teller at the Bank of Commerce since  earl v this summer, left the latter part  of the month for Vancouver, where  he has been successful iu getting iato  the flying corps for overseas service.  A three-act play will be presented  in the Parish Hall, Creston on Friday  evening,  January 18th,  by members  All sorts and conditions   of weather  prevailed within - the past, ten  daya>    The  fore   part of  Christmas  week snowfalls were much in evidence  an accumulation of the beautiful of  over a foot being in evidence on Friday night.   Saturday saw a> spell of  rainy weaiCber set in and now sleighing is  yery  precarious.   This  is the  second lot; of  good sleighing that has  disappeared already this winter; something, JSayor Xiittle tells us, that' has  only  happened    once    before-^about  twenty years ago.  A   very  successful    and enjoyable  Christmas-week dance' was put on in  the   Auditorium on the   evening   of  Dec. 26th. for the benefit of the overseas soldiers tobacco fund,  by a girls  coinnpltee   consisting    of  Misses   A.  Heath, B.   Mawson, L.  Johnson and������  Nellie Wilson.   The music was by the  Creston orchestra, with A,  Miller in  charge of the  floor.    A turkey raffle  also featui-ed the occasion*  and with  the proceeds of this   and after paying  expenses the girls had in the neighborhood of ������33 clear to   turn over to the  tobacco fund treasurer.  . -I: wish tw,,,dispose,_of Eighty���������,  Acres of Land in the Crestbu  District, situated .approximate^  5$ miles to the North-east" of the  station and in. closer proximity to i' <  the stations.of D.rickson and Mc=  Neiiiie, biligTtfce>������ $&gfc'?3&if of  Sub Lot 12 of Lot 459213.1.  Would take Two.Thousaud Dollars cash, o"i; give termsto -suit-th&';  ���������-..<..,--i,.-,-.-��������� ������������������    "��������������� ,       *���������..>���������.  ;.\ .:.     ;.<  ;  . .  Or Tv^enty-sFjve ...Hundred   in...  . part cash' and balance/in trade for  horned cattle' and baled1 hay'; ''" ���������'���������''!   '"'  Or I would give a 5-year'lease off ���������  the���������PWPer1ty^r,en^wa%ipr^anoth-  er.five years on the oasis'or lessees  making  certain' staterf 'improve^ -���������  ments- and paying all "rates, taxes  --���������  Leftse to carry   -  tsd r>������iT������H'H.s������a   XncSefe&s-  an on wio n  ibletiM������  pure Base.  If above'not satisfactory state  your own term5;.  BASIL G. HAMILTON  Inyermere, B.C.  of the   congregation,  commencing at| Another angle, too.: was the liberal  8.30,  and to be preceded by i^ short  musical program. Admission 25 cents.  Phove 67  CRESTON  Is there any  Meat In the  House?  Th'iH in th* iirnt ������pU'H-  ijS������������n that nreBentu itnelf  t/O th������ hourtewife it' an  un������,x|H������ct#'d visitor dropH  iu for a nu>al.    But why  . Shamrock Brana  Hants and Bacon  Cooked Ham  Hotf>ffna> ate.  are aJwuyH Ut l������- lm<S  hr.t^. In iMfitlH nothing  (|iilt*i ������'<|Uh1m 4Hhft������rlrOftU,  pioducl^.  The annual meeting of the Oreston  Farmers' Institute is on to-night.  That hardy annual, T. M. Edroondsori,  will not be among those present, but j  there is promise of some other features that will make the session well  worth while. .  Every member should be out for  the session of the Creston Board of  Trade on Tuesday night. This is the  annual meeting with election of  officers. The year has been a very  active one, and the president's statement will undoubtedly be interesting.  Judge Thompson of Cranbrook and  the military representative are ex-  p������>cted h������re in a few dayn to hear the  appeals of the local Class A men who  have appealed from the rulings of the  local exemptions tribunal who declined to grant exemptions except in two  cases.  The nut gu������n������ing contest" at the  Spoors store for a dressed doll concluded Christmas eve. and the count  of the nuts in the jar wan made by  Dr.   'IIt!n������h-rt.on   and   K.   B.   Staples,  purchasing'of wearables and other  useful articles of the. better sort. In  the line of handkerchiefs the stores  were all sold out long before closing  time Monday.  At the December... meeting . of the  Creston Farmer's Institute $50 was  voted, and has been forwarded the I'  Halifax Belief Fund, At the regular  meeting last month Creston Masonic  Lodge also yoted $25 for the same  purpose. This make a Valley total of  $150 for the good work, the Red Cross  having previously sent $50 and the  board of trade $25.  Another of Orestoit's young msn  has just qualified for overseas seryice.  in tht air squad. He is Lieut. Floyd  Rodgers,,who got, back fro?������������ "Winnipeg on Christmas eve-, after coming  successfully through ������������������& flye-day es>  ahiinatJbn for V flight lieutenancy in  the Royal Flying Corps. For the year  ji^st' passed he has been with the  E^.W.M.P. at' Maple Creek. Floyd  looks all over, like a typical airman  and if some experience with a Ford  car helps any he should be very much  at home in this branch of Imperial  service.  ���������two hours behind time due to a breakdown of the turn-table at Sir&ar,  which was so serious that the work  train from Granbrppk had to be requisitioned to make, repairs,. An extremely .heavy fpg.on the lake delayed  the boat on Tuesday, and another  two-hours late was registered against  the east.bound. that day, also..  Sergt. %V. Pampim, formerly with  the 31st Battalion O.E.F., headed, a  concert company of returned so!*li������ys  that included DeVine, an illusionist,  ahd 'Arry,' the humorist, who gave a  ���������lantern lecture on the, war in. the  Auditorium .^ast night, to a faipsiae<T  audience,., which would h^ye been  much larger hau jiuoi-s notice v^e������*  given. At i the close a ,dance was  given, the Creston orchestra furnishing the music, The company played  at Cranbrook for the recently organized Great War Veteran's Assosifttton  on New Year's night, to a capacity  house. "'"''"'  Creston got no mail from the east  on Saturday.   Owing to blizzards and  cold weather on the prairie that day.  it was along about 5 a.m. Sunday be-,  fore the westbound passenger arrived.  The  eastbound   passenger   was   also  Creston   received   back   another of  her war heroes in  Christinas wee������>  He is Pte.  Russell Leamy'/Vho"'*-Jftf|^-5'.  here with the second Valley quota, ic<-.~  November, 1914,   for Victpria, Where  after about four months training they  went across.   Over a year ago Pte.  Leamy   was   wounded,   by  shrapnel,  which  seriously  affected one, of his  lungs and for, some weeks his recovery  was despaired of.   Excellent hospital  treatment, however, is slowly bring-,  ing him back to somewhere near his  former   good health, though just, at  .present he looks far from his former  self.    He is stopping with his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Learny, at present.  The official count of the ballots cast  in the West Kootenay polling on I  Dec. 17th was made at Nolaon on  Monday, and the figures show that  very close to 7,000 persons voted. R.  F. Green's majority over candidate  Maxwell is 2300, and he also has a  majority over the combined Maxwell-  Austin vote of over 900. Mr. Maxwell's total yote, however, is about 300  larger than Mr. Austin's.  Word has jiiHt. reached Creston tlmt  Mr. Campbell, one of the chief teachers, who has criticised all tho Victoria  Normal   School  students since   that  showing a total   of 252.   The winner school opened, eays that ho haa mot  only oiio'other girl who could teach  as well tut Miss Bertha Hurry could,  but that nho nnnld teach no hotter,  and if there should happen, to be a  vacancy on the staff at Victoria at  Christmas ho was going to got hor  that position.  war; Mini! Tcrcwa Chwrhill, vvht guesx-  cd 2fi0.  G. .J. Bayle, who has been government check ucaler in l^ast Kootenav  for the paw- year, nan renignod that  position to look after the interests of  the Forost, Milln of HcvclHtoku, who  are logging <juit������: .���������-AU>������iN������v>.:ly iiOar  Port Hill, a:; well an acroHH the line at  Copolaud.  Mit-i V<'Mt.a Hmilh of OlarkHl/owu,  ' WuJ;hM i:i Hpending a few ������layH with  jC.'i('Ht^������n frieiulH, the giU'Ht of Mihn It,  ! Mhwwhi, Twf������ of the three boya of  i tin. fuimtilv arc    now   on   war  aervici  Will.     Cnrlo  1 : H.-irn'M irifaritry foreon  ���������We- tnank our host of  customers for their valued patronage of the  past year, and solicit a  continuance of the same  during 1918.  !\ Frank in the   U.M.   nayy,   unit  wito liti������������   jitut    l/< i ii    e.'.II������'(l    tn  ���������ii  WTTCJj'fe:  RSiSSW iHSgr M MM   na  1    ,J! .t  ��������� *������������  Oladhtoue 10. Wood, who In iu chur^e  ��������� f {*,-/:���������;!:,yleri!������������������ *'hi������i-eh work on the  Vtttiv liflo, w.M. ,b < -lu i^-.t uuiu vi.iito" nt  ! tlid ii.:n������:;c, with !ii-. ,..ii . ,i* :s V. y. (),  H tnd lMr������i. Wood. Hi* holpcd out  mnrtt.e.-jun v '"���������'��������� '-tie riiiii������iti.y ���������.i,m������<������ >.������..  n-r*. (<n ThtU'u.iay uitfht. favorirui; with  . ,1-nvm   n<������|i,.,,   i..,ili   t,"   v.'.iit:!.   v.'fj-c i*.'t'H  Ci.'ct:ton Mrvnonie J>d{v������ offl^inlH f<ni������  101R were duly installed at the regular  meeting on Thursday night hint. They  iue:  I.I'.M.���������.Tohn Blinco.  W.M.    O. F. llaycij.  H.W.���������A. Miller. ,.  .<.W.~-W. II. Watcher.  H*v.y.    S, A. Hpfjerti.  ���������;���������      *:v\ fr'rv.*'^ ���������>".  TniHte���������������JL llhtico.  N.1J.    U. J. Long.  .1.1 J. -K. Putuiim.  H.8.   (J. A. Hunt,  J.H.---M. Jluckuian.  Tvler    W. 11. Crawford.  !.<}.!!.  HiMinHMui.  I>. of U.���������O. M. l^Hujby.  W.   Hron.  Compton and Miller cou-  ,;'.'.:?'."'��������� 'k*" >������������"������'<>Itm*Mutt ������-i-r.m������oni,.!. iu  due and nnoU'jit form, and ������.t the turn-  I'iiiHion mm iiii'unh.u h.������vii'i*u'.t v:'zs  j-ri-ved.  <  Sfgg?^^ajg������

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