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 JL_k__c������������������^ ^-^su^^  Published every Thursday at Enderby, the Gate-Way of the famous Okanagan,  Land of the Big^anadian Red Appje and the California of C  Entered in the Post Oflice at Endei  Volume 1.  by. B. C, as second-classSWtei/^v-y,  ���������������������������~~| i-- i Mm .i     .jO���������������������������.-____x_  !1Y TIIR  YKAIt.  <_.  j_j;j.iij_a'j___ii_ur_wf___m  ENDERBY, B.C., DECEMBER 10, 1908.  ���������������������������S������������������ ffiAv B-r^  ��������������������������� iiiii���������������������������m II.��������������������������� Ian���������������������������'���������������������������.���������������������������iT^a___tn_]._n  Published every Thursday by The Walker Press,  at Enderby, B. C, the  Gate-way City of the famous Okanagan Valley.   IT.       XI.       >VA i"lv 1. T.  Advertising rates on application.   Subscription, one year, $2; six months, $1  Address all communications to-   THE WALKER PRESS, Enderby, B. C.  Pa says: "A. Has-waser is an undeveloped Wait-a-i.vJrile.'  ^^?TJMBER 41  FROM ONE MAN'S POINT OF VIEW  i LECTION clay will be upon us before  we are a month older,  and Enderby  will either" elect a new set of officers  of return the old.    It is difficult in Enderby  to find the material for aldermen and mayor  from the fact that most of those eligible to  fill the offices will not run.     Geo. Bell has  been mayor four years.     No doubt he has  felt at times that ' 'a willing horse was being driven "to death/' but he has held on  and endeavored to fill the bill as he saw the  needs come up.    He has been lambasted  by some of the old aldermen and upheld by  others.    His administration has not always  been   satisfactory;   mistakes   have   been  made, no doubt; but his sins have been sins  of omission rather than sins of commission.  The fact that our water bonds had to wait  so long for a buyer, and then had   to be  sold at a discount of 15c on the dollar, is  not a good showing.    We are not going to  lay the blame on the mayor or his council.  We as a city are the guilty one.    We elect  the city councilmen and mavor and then  -rt = =" i��������������������������� - r-.r..-n.T .-.-������������������_: =_._������������������:_:���������������������������=x.-���������������������������._ 1 ��������������������������� ��������������������������� .-- r. ---r.--.���������������������������-_:.   -.- ���������������������������- * "���������������������������" _'-_���������������������������-_--"=;_"������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������^^ . "��������������������������� ���������������������������" ���������������������������' -" ��������������������������� =���������������������������"���������������������������'*-���������������������������:  matter who plays it. Far better get a  move on; issue more bonds to make more  improvements, which will induce more people to come here, and produce more taxation for more improvements, which in turn  brings more people, more taxable property  and still more improvements���������������������������an" endless  chain of prosperity, as it were.  ND now comes John Houston of the  Prince Rupert Empire, the best-pay-  ; ing newspaper property in the Dominion, to say something. In our issue of  November 19th we intimated that John  Houston had an exaggerated.opinion of the  importance of his own opinion, which, we  are told, is characteristic of all big men.  We intimated further that John Houston  was mixed up in the Comox-Atlin political  deal that enabled Wm. Sloan to be elected  by acclamation. Publicity to the following  letter is due Mr. Houston:  t c  "forget our"lnclTvidual responsibility in the  matter. It is true, the city officials to a  large degree, set the pace for a town, and  Enderby's pace has not been such as would  set any fires. The things we set out to do  when the spring feeling"is-upon us are not  finished, and thus the summers fly. All of  which affects our bonds. The businessman  whose business mopes along and shows  little growth, is not the man to inspire confidence. And it is the same with a town.  So long as Ave are fearful of getting out of  a narrow rut, our scope of usefulness and  growth will be confined. If we will not  push, the city fathers will not pull. And  their energies will be spent in keeping  down the rate of taxation, and then keeping down public improvements to keep expenditures within the rate of taxation. It  is at best a slow, non-progressive game, no  You pretend to be a fair-minded man, Mr.  Walker, and you condemn me simply because you  see my name mentioned in connection with that  of another man in a weekly publication edited by  a man who wanted to be a candidate himself.  ''When Dr. Quinlan, the accepted candidate of  (tihe Conservative party, left Prince Rupert, two  weeks before the clay fixed for receiving* nominations at Cumberland, a town not accessible from  Prince Rupert, I gave him $50 to help him pay his  personal campaign expenses and a marked check  for $200, for his deposit. I had no communication  with him after he left Prince Rupert.  _.J_X.a_iiL__ri^  ciation; never attended any of their meetings, and  was not in their confidence. I stood for "home  rule,'7 that is, for running as a candidate a resident of the District, not a resident of Vancouver  or Victoria. Quinlan is a resident of the District,  and as such I would have supported and voted for  him as.against Sloan, who is not a resident oi: the  district���������������������������although he lives within 400 feet of it.  I made no deal with Sloan, either direct or indirect. When in Prince Rupert he calls at The  Empire office and gets lambasted for neglecting  the wants of the people of the District.  "What you print from the Pioneer Press is not  true; and your own comments are worse. I am  not writing this for either publication or comment, but merely to show you that you area ��������������������������� ���������������������������  "John Houston."  John Houston is long on expletives that  are not permissible in cold type, hence the  dashes. The dashes stand for one of those  things which horsemen use to advantage  in the face of false pride, which John apparently has in big chunks. 9.  WALKER'S WEEKLY,  WPX IPWil    H"  :xx  _xx  NEWS IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  _xx  _xx:  ____xr_X  would bring all of this territory  six miles nearer the railway station, and be the means ol developing a territory that will be  non-productive for years to come  without it.  , scratching the splendid resources j Mr> Wilson, Okanagan agent  wee '        0   ^ , ��������������������������� ���������������������������     I of the Land of the Big Red Ap- j of  the Central  Exchange,   sta-  Harveyft Dobson are giving ple into srnithereens.������������������  The Enderby Curling Club is  experiencing some difficulty in  the matter of a rink.    J. L. Rut-  "Mrs. H. Worthington returned! weekly has an article on "Im-  from Vernon last Thursday. | proving   Profligacy    in   Hens.  A Fulton and bride returned! There is only one conclusion,  from the coast Tuesday morning, j The Okanagan is so blamed pros-  C C Rice completed the plas-j P^ous that the hens have be-  , ^Z   vlLo rhrnlli^crl^t come extravagant and are now  termg of the Teece dwelling last j __^._ ^ _i_^vi ,flBn,i^s!  the interior of their store a coat  of paint.  The enlarged K.   of P.   Hall  tioned at Vernon, visited Enderby Wednesday in connection with  the season's business. At the  meeting of the board of directors  x___   ^"-.-  ��������������������������� #        |Liitjiiiauw uianun..    v. j_. -v���������������������������   rneeung oi tne ooaruoi uii_clui������������������  will be opened  tomorrow night,  tan was to have buj}t a rmk? but held at ReVelstoke on Dec. 1st,  with a grand ball.  Walter Bailey and wife were  visiting Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Bai-  a few weeks ago   he was called the report 0f the season's busi-  to    Fernie,    and   a    letter  re- ness showed the total volume of  ceived from him this week states  ley last week, from Kamloops.     | that he will be detained there all  A son was born  to Mrs. Robt. j winter.    A meeting of the club  Waddell, of Enderby, at the Ver- j was held in   Dr.   Keith's   office  non hospital, on Friday, Dec. 4th. i Tuesday   evening,   and a   com-  Wm Hancock and family will! mittee appointed to investigate  spend the winter at Vancouver, other propositions and to report  leaving Enderby about the 16th.  at a meeting to be held tonight.  Magistrate F. H.   Barnes was | All members   are   urged   to be  associated with Magistrate Roso- ��������������������������� present.  man in hearing the Hindu case! Rev. Jas. Hood, of Summer-  last week : land wil1 conduct the anniversary  '   -,   i ��������������������������� r  : qprvices   in    the    Presbyterian  The church  bazaar given yes--sfniceb   m     \ J  terday afternoon, by the Ladies'; ^"^^i1^  Guild of St. George's church, was I and 7:30p.n SabbathSchool  high,y successful, netting them; will meet at the^u^om. 10  something over $80  produce handled to be $102,000  up to Nov. 1st. Considering the  many obstacles the Central had  to overcome, the season was considered to be very successful.  The great trouble seemed to be a  shortage in produce, and the un-  preparedness of the growers to  have their produce ready when  shipments were required. In  the Australian apple shipment,  three carloads from Grand Forks  were turned down because of  faulty packing. The carload  from the Lawes' orchard, Enderby, went through without a ques-  o?clock.     A   liberal   offering is tion and a check  for the amount  t  tut     en asked for toward   the building i was jn Enderby  within a week.  Mr.   Wright and Mj-   Sy.fundofthe church.    A social eve-j preparations   for   next season's  . the snow UTL the irve-i  ^ ^ be  giyen in -ffie base-1 business are   being   made  on a  ment of the church on Tuesday j muc]1 improved system.    be served ,~  ice Wednesday. Furnish your  own skates, cushions and brooms  and skate to your heart's content.  ..An entertainment will be given      ^ ^^ ^    _  at   the   North   Enderby   school; ^.Jjj be'eharged.  house on  Friday  evening   Dec. ;    T]ipvpflrp\Smi  18th, for the church organ iunci.  rrrr">r-i������������������v wiuhijw a  evening.  from 6 o'clock and throughout  the evening. Music, singing, etc.,  willalso be provided.    Admission  CITY OF ENDERBY  Court, of Revision of List of Voters, 1909  'MOTIHR is lu:r_by jriven thut the first sitting- of  -LN the Court of Revision in ami for the niiiin-  oinatity'of the City of tfmlerby, im-luciinj? the  K-<tra-niunicii>al School District annexed thereto,  will be held at the City Ollice, Enderby, _. C, on  tho-  21 st dan of December, 1908,  at 7:30 p. m.  is 12 miles from Enderby to Mara fol.lhcpurnoseof revising and corrects the List  evening a number, by wagQn road> Grindrocl is about orvot-h^ ^^ .fflS&S;  ipped in" and had|midway between these bridges. ;-~/^  , ���������������������������w ;���������������������������_  Wh.. The Can0e Creek valle^  There are 18 miles of the Spallumcheen between  the  Enderby  k   splendid   program  has  been bl.idp.eand the Mara bridge.     It  prepared  Last Friday evening a number,  of citizens "chi  the band at the river ice, where  a great crowd of skaters and onlookers enjoyed the evening by  the light of a big bonfire.  The Vancouver Saturday Sunset gives the latest discovery in  henology:    ''Walker's   excellent  rod is three miles wide, and there  are thousands of acres of the  finest land as wild as it was 50  years ago. If the provincial  government would build abridge  across the river   at this point, it  lCDalS -!t*Enderby, B. C,   this  10th day of December. 1W0S. GRAHAM ROSOMAN.  City Clerk.  A FEW S C Brown Leghorn Cockerels still for  A sale Brothers to Pullets that laid this year  ���������������������������lt three months and three weeks old: bred from  Irap nested and unbeaten show stock: $2 to So each ENDERBY, B. C, December 10, 1908  When Enderby Was a Wee Tot  AN Immortal has said: "You  can preach a belt Br sermon with your life than  with your lips/'   *  Twenty-four years ago, two  days before Christmas, Webb  Wright drove a spanking team  of horses, drawing a sleigh loaded  with hay and grain, from Enderby to Mara lake, all the distance  on the frozen surface of the Spallumcheen river, and drowned  them in the treacherous air holes  in the narrows between the lakes.  Those were strenuous days in  the Okanagan.  About the same time, Hon.  Price Ellison, M. P. P., used to  haul his grain from Vernon to  Enderby, and sold it for barely  enough to pay for planting. But  that is another story.  In those days, H. W. Wright  was known as "Webb," and the  name has stuck. His very old  friends, those on particularly  close terms, as often speak of  him as "Baldy," and it doesn't  hurt his feelings. Just as the  boys have given the euphonious  title of "Spuds," to Paddy Murphy, without ruffling his dignity.  Truely, this western life makes  men���������������������������not exactly orthodox, per-  haps, but men of the,. typ_e_who_  -time there was an irregular boat  service on the river from Sicamous to . Enderby, and in the  winter, when the ice permitted,  the trip was made by sleigh. It  would seem that those were experimental days with the weather  clerk, too, for we are told that  the winters were very severe  at times and no two just alike.  They experienced no difficulties  on the trip until the mouth of the  river was reached. There they  had to slash a road through the  bush on the narrow neck of land  that runs into the lake on John  Moser's place, so as to cut across  and get onto the ice in the bay.  The ice was seven inches thick at  this point. The ice was sound so  far as they tested it, and onto  the bay they drove the horses  and away they went in the direction of Sicamous.  do things, not dream them.  Two days before Christmas,  1884, bright and early in the  morning, with the thermometer  standing at 10 below zero, Webb  Wright and two companions harnessed the horses to the bobs,  loaded the night before, and  started on the ice down the river.  It is twelve miles to Mara lake  by rail, but the Spallumcheen  doesn't travel that way. It is 20  miles to Mara lake by the Spallumcheen.  It will be understood, of course,  that in those days there was no  road from Enderby to Mara, and  the Okanagan Valley railway had  not been built.    In the summer  The first indication they had  that they were in danger was  when the narrows were reached  and the horses broke through.  Before they were down the sleigh  was stopped and Webb was upon  the horses, releasing them from  the harness; His companions  loosened the emergency planks  which   they   carried with them  and=-thr-e-w^them^under-the-horses7  then grappled the 30-foot lead  rope and   began   to   pull.    Mr.  Wright stayed by the horses, and  handled the planks.     For four  hours they worked to rescue the  drowning animals.    Atone time  they had them  nearly  upon the  ice, -when the horses struggled to  regain their feet and again broke  through.    In two hours  one of  horses dropped its head and -disappeared   under   the ice.     The  other   held out  for   two hours  longer, then it,   too,   dropped its  head in the icy water and went  to join.its mate.    The lead rope  was cut and coiled and carefully  laid  upon the sleigh   with the^  harness,   and   the    men   went  ashore and gathered drift wood  for a fire to dry their ice-frozen  clothes. Eight times in the  struggle, Webb found himself in  the water with the horses. At  times his hands would be like  cakes of ice, when he would bury  them in the snow to draw the  frost out.  There is a tie between a man  and his horse that can be understood better than it can be explained. It is a tie that puts  more kindness into the world  that it takes out. The world is  made poorer in love by the coming of the benzine buggy and the  decadence of the horse.  The struggling beasts, shaking  with cold and almost exhausted,  would look up appealingly to their  master and whinny, as if to say,  "Can't you help us/' and Webb's  big heart spurred him on to fight  harder.    But it was no use.  Webb was then 30 years of age.  He had a constitution of iron and  a will of steel. Today he tips  off 210, and he isn't more than  an inch taller than Napoleon at  that. He has fed more men in  his hotel at Enderby than any  hotelman in the Okanagan, and  no man has ever gone to him for  a meal and come away hungry.  Xmaj  Cards  and Novelties  also a nice line of  Fancy   Groceries  Underwear, Sweaters and  Gloves of all kinds.  WHEELER & EVANS  Electric Lights  and Fixtures  Gasolene Engines and Supplies.     Electrical work  and Fixtures a Specialty  F.  V.  MOFFET   _En derby  You get the news if you  subscribe for this Weeklv. WALKER'S WEEKLY,  JUST as  season for  home seekers  was closing, Chas.  W. Little issued  his Mara booklet.  It was unfortunate that the booklet was not out  earlier, but it will  do good missionary work this winter, and when  spring opens Mr.  Little will reap a  good harvest from  the seed sown.  As a direct result of the booklet  seven investors  looked over the  land,  and six of  them have already bought land through Mr. Little, and the seventh is waiting to father inspect  the property offered. That speaks well for Mara, and is an indication of what the Spring wi1  bring to Mara and  North Enderby,  through   Mr.   Little's enterprise and good judgment.  A Tribute to Mara, by an Admiring Resident  C. W. LITTLE'S HOME  Looking over Mara settlement from the east, showing mm* of the kind for sale  0     Mara, the peerless, how proud may you be.  With your verdure-clad hills, so resplendent to see,  Though rocky and rugged, yet graceful and fair.  Since Nature enrobes them with jewels so rare;  The green and  the gold,   which embroiders their  breast.  ������������������Ho\v grandly sublime is their beauty confest.  ,    ,    iM ,      ;.,^__^ O     Mara, the beautiful: fair as a cream.  0     Mara, the fertile: a garaen indeed. ,^ .'    _.      . ,,       <,imlch.Mmi  , ' , e u-,,~*;tt,i    How varied thy peasures of forest and stream!  Where the farmer may  hope for a bo.nt.ful | H^ ^J^^^ ^^ may jlnd  As Zloiis day by day for a future of wealth, j Some joy to their taste, some charm for each  He reaps a rich harvest of pleasure and health, j ^^ m0"untains and river their beauties unit'**  As he toils for the body midst scenes of delight . ^ ^^ q{ ^^ ^^ _ gem of delight.  -M. A. PEACOCK.  His mind is uplifted, his spirit made light.  The district about Mara, though scarcely known even by many residents of the north end of  the Valley is attracting much attention from the prairie provinces. Its mild winters and d -  lightful spring and summers, coupled with the phenomenal fertility of its soil, are sure to bring  ke4t���������������������������the���������������������������el-ass=af=  settlers it most  needs ��������������������������� workers  and men of steady  purpose. To such  a class, the Dis-  tricT^oTfersWery-  thing Nature can  give, in soil, climate, pleasure  and sport. That  the coming season  will see,;'great activity in the district, we have no  doubt. Mara can  show the goods.  And Mr. Little is  going about it in a  way that will accomplish most in  the shortest time  IN THE nine AMR COUNTRY  Within one dan's travel ofMara deer, cariboo, bear, mountain goat, etc., arc plentiful  ���������������������������**\. ENDERBY, B. C, December 10, 1908  The Gift Season  In giving Christmas Presents, don't forget your feet:  they're entitled to consideration for their  faithful efforts in your behalf during the  past year.  The purchase of a pair of WALK-OVER  shoes is not only a recognition of unselfish  service, but it is a wise investment, considered as a business proposition.  >V  VI  _a*^^  It is style, fit, qual-  It is a great satisfaction to a man to ^Y BJlu PHCe. U_3X.  realize when he buys a pair of shoes that rtAnfif in the purchase of a  he is aiso buying a pair of _*_* shoes ^^S^&fc ������������������__  that will be a protection to him, not only guarantee all these advantages,  in the showers of April but in the snows Montreal Styles at Montreal Prices,  of December. We will dress you well at little cost  Enderby Trading Co.^ 6  WALKER'S WEEKLY,  <mmr**wm*\m j**m n him iw j. Hi-*^i_u_������������������urja^._i_iMiB.i_!j^. ij ^ i_i jr.;._i_;;-T_^o'ViT._.j^l_n _x^^t1C_^^Jm^  XX  xx:  ���������������������������>  Bring-To or Take-From, Which Policy?!  ^:  "j  financially strong as any, and is  backed up by agricultural lands  unsurpassed for fertility and convenience to railway traffic. And  IT is most unreasonable for any j streets and lay sidewalks in other some day Enderby will be a  one to declare a thing ' 'can't j towns. The habit is a pernicious j thickly-settled, prosperous combe done, "c if that one has i one, in that it works a hardship; munity. This will be when En-  never attempted to do it. And, on the individual and the com- derby as a corporation, and her  even if he has attempted, and j munity. The matter of the in- citizens as individuals, break off  failed, that does not mean any-1 dividual's right to spend his dol- -the ��������������������������� pernicious habit of giving  thing. Somebody else may take lar where he likes, is conceded, financial, aid to institutions out-  hold and win out without any But is it wise to put the dollar siae. of town which do not need  -,.___    i,       mi i "    _ _- _i   _       ! the aid one-hall so. much as the  difficulty.    Ihe man who is ever-; so far away from you that Y������������������u j institutions of Enderbv    Chsritv  lastingly talking failure is sure j lose all chance of getting any of | begins at home, and charity  to fail. Only the men who talk j it back, where it benefits neither | ceases to be charity when it takes  success and work, succeed. | you nor the home merchant, your 'from  Enderby  the   wealth and  There is only one wav to build! neighbor? rinstitutions that should be hers  -,       ,    ,,    ���������������������������!������������������������������������������������������,.'    -r? i   i     ���������������������������   ,i      t-i '���������������������������_. __'     '���������������������������   ; and wichout   which   we cannot  up a town and make the inhabit-     Enderby is the oldest town m : ^ope to mafce ft a city worthy the  Okanagan.    It has business and! name.  manufacturing    enterprises ��������������������������� as :    It   is   recognized   that  these  ants contented and prosperous.  Their needs must be'' provided for  at a price that will encourage  them to spend their money with  the home merchants. When a  community acquires the habit of  saving pennies by sending dollars away from home, it is  doomed to long years of bickering, biting, greed and grouch.  No portion of a dollar sent out  of town comes back. It goes to  improve   other ������������������������������������������������������ cities,   to   pave  nmmt i_ww���������������������������wen  g_vg_._"r^T^-__gnpg_f-BKi _���������������������������������������������������������������������������������_ -_���������������������������*_���������������������������*-_*j������������������__w  *>Llfe  u.  When Duyin^  Candies Here  I am making a special effort for your Xmas trade  Candy and Chocolates, from 20c to 40c per lb.  Walter Robinson, Cash Grocer, Enderby  ���������������������������__iJ!.Tt_w.^-,.-'J-g-i f :_���������������������������.���������������������������* '.lar ^yTgT^*^rJX'Jf*~ra-'_-rij-���������������������������g-_fc'J-i v*_c_lt_>-V'J-*  ���������������������������arxzc=r.t__.u_-1 _r_*. j. ���������������������������-  ���������������������������_,r.-.-_j'-'i" _T_L.a.n.T���������������������������,-,._'   __.tt._i.-;  " _WH.p"������������������ MJifiw   r.p ���������������������������.iHin__if|L"i.i  J. A. DAKE  Jeweler and 0ptician  kndkiwv. rifurrsn columu/a  Watches,. Chains, Rings,  Lockets, Bracelets,  .. Necklace;  ^s  Silverware,   China,   Cut   Class���������������������������the  quantities are limited in these three lines,  and at the reduced price (exactly wholesale)  you cannot do better in price, or find anything more suitable for Wedding Presents  or Xmas Gifts.  E_������������������_*W _^',-_w*%_i_>1  Repair work a specialty  a 11 to o r k g u a r a n t ee d  The following prices will give you an idea of the exceptional values being offered:  Cut Glass,  Cut Glass,  Everything  rcceivi'S my pei  the price.       A  1 8-in Bowl Fruit Dish, reg. $9.00, sale $6   Cut Glass, 1 8-in Fruit Dish, reg. $10, sale $7  1 Bon Bon Dish, regular, $4.50, sale$2.50   Cut Glass, 1 Bon Bon Dish, reg. $6.50, sale $4  Quf Glass, 1 Cream and Sugar, Dutch Effect, regular $10.00, sale $6.00 .   /  in stock will bo sold at the reduced price, and guaranteed as represented to you or money-refunded. ' -AH .'repair work entrusted to me  sonal attention and bears the above guarantee. These goods are of the highest grade ariri cannot be duplicated any place in Canada at.  cordial invitation'is extended to you and your friends to examine this stock and compare prices with any catalogue issued.  J. A. DAKE, Jeweler _z Optician, Cliff St., Enderby ENDERBY, B. C, December 10, 1908  we_r_K*rr*T  w*Ttrrmrrfm  W% ������������������   _ VI l ,'P_LJ������������������-  _J   things do not come in a day; it is  recognized, too, that when these  things do come, they start from  very small beginnings. But,  mark you this: they start. Putting off from day to day, month  to month, year to year, can never  accomplish anything.  By reference to the report of  'the Council  proceedings, it will  be seen that application has been  made by the Vernon hospital for  the usual   annual   grant of $25.  No doubt a similar request will  come from the tuberculosis society at Victoria. While Enderby  is in such need of some convenience "for the care and comfort of  her sick, it would be downright,  disloyalty for the City-Council'to  grant $25 or 25c to either of these  institutions. It is true the grants  have been made in the. past, and  $200 or $.300 has been raised by  private subscription in the town,  for the Vernon institution, every j  year or so,,but is it right?   Wei  would not reflect upon the Jubilee j  Hospital.'   Vernon can well feel  proud of it.;  But the grant from  the government and the business  that comes to it should be sufficient to sustain it,   without this  annual   tax   being   levied upon  struggling municipalities such as  Enderby.    If,   with   the money  that has been paid by Enderby,  we had   secured   a  bed for the  care of our needy sick, it would  be quite a different thing, but we  know of no case, that Enderby  has sent where the full regular  hospital charges were not made.  The money Enderby has given  from year to' year,   has been a  clean gift.     Enderby' has been  easy.    Isn't it about time we cut  off all these leaks,  and concentrated our efforts and what-little ���������������������������  wealth we have left,   upon an institution --of --a 'similar-"nature,  though not so pretentious, which  would bring to Enderby rather  than take from?   Think it over.  And would it not  be   better to  bring more wealth  into the District by keeping what we've., got  here,   rather   than   continue to  impoverish the country and ourselves by sending it so far away  it never can get back?   Dollars  are friends; keep them near.  ENDERBY'S  FURNITURE   STORE  I have moved my  Furniture into  a larger store, and  invite you to come in and inspect my goods just to satisfy  yourself that I can furnish  your house cheaper than you  can buy elsewhere.  FALL SHIPMENTS  are arriving.    Inspect our new  | stock. . Everything up-to-date.  Special  discounts in Carpets,  Rugs, Squares, Etc.  Pictures Framed and all  kinds of Repair work done  on short notice  W.  T. HOLTBY  Furniture Dealer and Undertaker  BRADLEY BLK.       ENDERBY  John S. Johnstone  GENERAL CONTRACTOR  Building,   Excavating,  Masonry Work  a specialty  ENDERBY ' B. C.  which we have in stock.    But here are a few of them:  Skates  Hocky Sticks  Pocket Knives  ���������������������������  Carving Sets  Silver Spoons  Silver Knives & Forks  Gillett Razors  Shaving Brushes Carbo-Magnetic Razors  Razor Hones Boys' Air Guns  Everything that can be found in .an up-to-date. Hardware Store.     GOVS   rlanCt ���������������������������_ leClS  Fulton's Hardware, Tin and Plumbing Works  C LIFF STREET ENDERBY, B. C. WALKER'S WEEKLY,  xxc      f\    Page of Innocent That-Reminds-Me  J  kindly:  Why,   my  child,   couldn't  Question in Henology  "How many seed compartments  are there in an apple?" he queried.  No one knew.  "And yet," said the school inspector, "all of you eat many apples  in the course of a year, and see the  fruit every day, probably. You must  learn to notice the little things in  nature."  The talk of the inspector impressed  the children, and they earnestly discussed  the  matter at recess  time.  The teacher the next day overheard this conversation m the play-  yard. A little girl, getting some of  her companions around her, gravely  said:  "Now, children, just s'pose that  I'm Mr. Inspector. You've got to  know more about common things. It  you don't, you'll all. grow up to be  fools. Now tell me/' she said, looking sternly at a playmate, "howmany  feathers has a hen?"  KNEW WHAT HE WANTED.  1 can tell you it isn't very pleasant  to be haled to court, even though you  be as innocent as the new-born babe.  If guilty you must put up the best  front you can, trust in your lawyers  and keep your powder dry. A recent  trial reminds me of the old darky  who was charged with chicken stealing. Things looked pretty black for  him. To expedite matters, the magistrate said: "Uncle Homer, I assume  that what you desire here is justice?"  "Xaw, sah, yo' honor." replied the  veteran  of  many  rooses.     "Ah  ain't  lookin' fur no justice,  case dismissed."  Ah wants de  MATHEMATICS  IS SCHOOL.  The schoolmaster asked the  pupils: "Suppose in a family there  are five children and a mother has  only four potatoes between them.  Now, she wants to give every child  an equal share. What is she going  to do?" Silence reigned in the room.  Everybody calculated very hard, till  a little boy stood up. and gave the  unexpected answer: "Mash the  potatoes, sir."���������������������������Christian Register.  /'SOMEBODY  AT THE   DOOK."  A story of extraordinary deafness  was unfolded at a recent meeting of  a medical society in Philadelphia.  An elderly woman, exceedingly hard  of hearing, lived near the river.    One  afternoon a warship fired a salute of  ten guns. The woman, alone in her  little house, Avaited until the booming ceased. Then she smoothed her  dress, brushed her hair back in a  quaint manner, and said, sweetly,  "Come  in."���������������������������Argonaut.  you open the gate for yourself?"  "Because," said the little girl, "the  paint's not dry yet."���������������������������Ladies' Home  Journal.  NOT A BRYANITE.  A  GENTLEMAN.  A little girl of seven or eight years  stood one day before a closed gate.  A gentleman passed slowly. The little  girl turned and said to him: "Will  you please open this gate for me?" |  The gentleman did so.    Then he said  "What   did   that   small   boy   say  when you told him he might grow up  to    be    president    of    the    United  States?" said the school trustee.  "It didn't seem to impress him,''  answered the other. "He said nearly  everybody was being mentioned for  that position nowadays."���������������������������Washington Star.  Every dollar sent out of town  for that which should be provided  in town, reduces the value of  your property to that extent.  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817  Capital, $14,400,000 Rest, $11,000,000  Undivided Profits,  $699,969.88  Honorary Psesident,  Rt. Hon. LORD STRATHCONA, MOUNT ROYAL, G. C. M. G.  President, Hon.   SIR GEORGE DRUMMOND, K. C. M. G.  Vice-President and General Manager,   E. S. CLOUSTON, Esq.  Head Office, Montreal. London Office,46-47 Threadneedle St. E.C.  A General Banking Business Transacted  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT ^?Jffit^������������������Ti*  Branches in Okanagan District: Enderby, Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna and Summerland  G. A. HENDERSON, Esq,, Manager A. E. TAYLOR. Sub-Agent Enderby  Why not build  a home of your own?  ���������������������������=���������������������������We=carry^~fulH_ne~of���������������������������all���������������������������kinds^of^buiWin-g^m-ater-i-alr=====  including Lime in Barrel,  Cement and Wood and Hair  Fibre Patent Plasters.   We have a large stock of   SEASONED LUMBER ON HAND  Estimates cheerfully furnished.  MILL WOOD- (short) ���������������������������$1.50 per load.  A. R. Rogers Lumber Co. Ltd., Enderby  You can't forget  The old home place���������������������������the place where the pioneers of the Valley put  up when Enderby was a'bornin'. You can't forget the hotel home  provided in the early days by WEBB WRIGHT. It was the Enderby  Hotel then; it is the Enderby Hotel now. And you won't forget the  cordial treatment that will be accorded you today as it was the  pioneer then.  The ENDERBY HOTEL, _UverTyight' Proprietor ENDERBY, B. C, December 10, 1908  9  IN   THE   CHURCHES  nHURCH OF ENGLAND. St. George's Church,  ^ Services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.  m. Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a. m. and  1st Sunday in month at 11 a. m. during December,  January and February. Litany, Friday,  7.45 p. m. Choir rehearsal, Friday, 8 p.m. North  Enderby at 3 p.m. every alternate Sunday, commencing July 12th. Mara, at 3.00 p.m.every alternate Sunday, commencing July 5th. All cordially invited.   Rev. J. Leech-Porter, B.D., Vicar  TViETHODIST CHURCH���������������������������Young People's meet-  -*���������������������������"- ing, Sunday, 7 p. m.; Preaching every  Sunday, 7:30 p. m.; Junior Epworth League,  Tuesday, 3:45 p. m.; Prayer Meeting, Tuesday,  7:30 p. m.; Class Meettng, 8;15 p. m. (immediately  after the prayer meeting); Sunday School, 2.30 p.  m. ���������������������������_ A. N. MILLER. Pastor.  pRESBYTERIAN    CHURCH-Sunday   School,  -*���������������������������     9:45 a. m.; Church  service,  11 a. m.; Young  People's meeting, Wednesday. 8 p. m.   D. CAMPBELL. Pastor.  "DAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a. m.:  -L' Church service, 11 a. m.: Prayer meeting,  Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.     B. S. FREEMAN. Pa*t.nr  CITY OF ENDERBY  rUTY OFFJCE-Cliff St.. office hours. 10 a. m. to  ^ 12:30,-1:30 to 4 p. m.;. Saturday, 10 to 12:30 m.  City Council regular meeting, every alternate Saturday at 8 p. rh. Geo. Bell, mayor; Graham Rosoman, city cWk. Chairman Board of Works, Ira  C. Jones; Waterworks Committee, J. W. Evans;  Finance Committee, H. H. Worthington; Committee on Health, Geo. R. Lawes. Poundkeeper,  Evans & Mack.  POST OFFICE  XJOURS���������������������������8 a. m. to 6:30 p. m.; mails close, south-  -*--*-   bound, 10:00 a.m.: northbound, 4:00 p. m.  VKtiu.i'.i.iiu j upivnoi  SMALL DEBTS _COURT  CITS every Saturday, by appointment at2>p. m.  ^ Graham Rosoman,' Police and Stipendiary  Magistrate. . ��������������������������� ��������������������������� .   SECRET SOCIETIES  N. H. KENNY,  W. M.  A.F.&A.M.  Enderby Lodge No. 40.  Regular meetings first  Thursday on or after the  full moon at 8 p. m. in Oddfellows Hall. Visiting  brethren cordially invited.  H. H. WORTHINGTON.  Secretary  I.O.O.F.  .__      Eureka Lodge, No. 50  Meets every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, in I. O.  O. F. hall, Metcalf block.    Visiting  brothers always   welcome.     H.  N. H indrickson.  N. G., A.  Reeves, Sec'y. J. B. Gaylprd. P. G.. Treas.  D  PROFESSIONAL  R. H. W. KEITHS  cTo Prevent Fading.  An excellent laundress who has  never been known to fade a summer  frock says she has a special "fixative"  for every color.  Alum used in the rinsing water will  prevent green from fading. A handful  of salt thrown into the rinsing water  will set blue.  Ox gall is good to use for gray and  brown.    Hay  water made by pouring  boiling water over hay is excellent for  Washing tan or browu linen.  A tablespoon ful of black pepper  istirred into the first suds in which  icottons are washed will prevent colors  from running  : Five cents' worth of sugar of lead  crystals dissolved in a pailful of water  'makes a solution which fixes the tone  of pinks, blues and hi venders. The  fabrics should remain in the sugar of  lead bath half an hour or so before  going to the suds.  These baths will not prevent a garment from fading if it is hung in the  -'sun.to dry.    Delicate colors���������������������������in  fact  any colors at all-are safe if dried in  the house.  Vinegar is useful in reviving colors.  Add one teaspoon ful of common vinegar to each quart of cold rinsing water. Thoroughly saturate the "article,  wring tightly and dry quickly.  If the color has been taken out of  silks by fruit stains, ammonia, will  usually restore ii  To wash brown holland dresses use  bran, but no washing soda and no  soap unless the skirt is very dirty  Boil two handfuls of bran in one quart  of water and strain through muslin.  Put the-bran on to boil again, as you  0will require a second supply of bran  water for rinsing  Cool the water by adding one quart  of cold water to it. Then wash the  skirt. Von'will be surprised to see  how the bran extracts the dirt. Kinse  lirst in bran water, then in plain water Put the article through a wringer  and iron while damp on the wrong  sicle. '  Trained Men Win  THE trained man is never  out of work. Instead his  services are sought after and  he receives a fat pay envelope  every week. Why should you  be content to earn $2 a day  when with a little home study  you could just as easily earn  $5 to $7 a day. The I. C. S."  has helped thousands to better  their positions and salaries.  Why not YOU ? Write at once  for full particulars of I. C. S.  salary-raising courses of home  study FREE.  International,  Correspondence   Schools  Box 826, Scran ton,  or  Pa.  E. Ross Mackenzie, Asst. Representative  Box 741. Nelson. B. C.  Office hours:   Forenoon, 11 to 12  Afternoon, 4 to 5  Evening, 7 to 8    ..  .. Sunday, 12 to 1  Office:   BELL BLOCK RNnCRRV  W,  E. BANTON,  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public, Conveyancer,  etc.  Offices, Bell Block. Etiderbv.B.C.  pLAUDE P. JONES,  yj   ARCHITECT  CONSULTING ENGINEER  FOR HEATING AND  VENTILATING  INSTALLATIONS.  VERNON B. C.  A Way to Pack.  A business woman who makes frequent trips abroad has evolved an excellent idea for keeping her gowns iu  good condition. Her plan entails considerable work at first, as she makes  pasteboard.packing boards and covers  them with a cheap percale. When  these cases are slipped over the board  the ends are sewed up. and tapes to  fasten in the gown securely are sewed  to the cover at equal distances on each  side and on the /ends- and tie in the  center. 'The. garment'" is thus held secure. In laying in the skirt all the  plaits, tucks and other fullness are  smoothed in place as it would naturally hang. Each gown or. skirt and  shirt waist has its pasteboard, that  has been cut just small enough to tit  inside the trunk. With this arrangement a dress ma\ be taken from the  trunk without disarranging any of the  others  PacificGoast"������������������������������������������������������  Grown SEEDS  TREES, PLANTS  Reliable varieties at reasonable prices. No Borers.  No Scale. No fumigation to damage stock. No  windy agents to annoy you. Buy direct and get  trees and seeds that grow.  Fertilizers. Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps, Spraying material. Cut Flowers, etc.   Catalogue free.  M. J. HENRY  3010 Westminster Rd. VANCOUVER. B. C  N. B. ��������������������������� Anyone wishing a Catalogue free, may  have one by calling at the office of Walker's Weekly  IRA C. JONES  Contractor and Builder  Estimates furnished on all  work, and contracts personally attended to.  ENDERBY,   B. C. 10  WALKER'S WEEKLY,  Already Curling at Keloivna.  The Okanagan Curling Association was successfully reorganized at a meeting held in the Lake  View Hotel last  night.    Messrs.  A. Bridgrnan and Hamilton Lang  were present as delegates from  Vernon and Mr. A. L. Matthews  from Enderby,  but no delegates  were present from Armstrong,  Summerland or Peachland.   The  following officers were elected:  Patron, G. A.  Henderson; Pres.,  E.   R.   Bailey;   Vice-Pres.,    P.  Murphy,   Enderby;   Sec.-Treas.,  C.   C.   McRae, Vernon.    Executive Council; Geo. Bell, Enderby;  o Hamilton   Lang,     Vernon;     J.  Bowes,   Kelowna; R.   V.  Agur,  Summerland;   L.     D.     McColl,  Peachland. It was decided to  hold a bonspiel, the time and  place to be fixed by the Executive Council. Following the  meeting a scratch game was  played, and ��������������������������� the ice on the new  cement rink was found to be  very satisfactory. ���������������������������Kelowna Courier.  pital Committee patronized by a  bumper crowd. Turn out everybody, and give the public-spirited  ladies , the greatest encouragement/'  For the Tall Timber  Armstrong Hospital  The Armstrong hospital committee is going right ahead with  its work. An entertainment for  children and sale of work and  toys, candies, etc., is advertised  for the 16th, and the Advertiser  says of the entertaiment: "We  hope to see the entertainment  under the auspices of the Hos  Sask-alta  Q.^y gi____g  Range  REDUCES   THOSE  BAKING   HOURS!  Why have an oven  sufficient only for throe  pies when "Sask-alta"  Range oven wilinfake  four pies and other  cooking? The more  baking1 space you hav a  ���������������������������the less fuel you use^the less work-  Fuel and work are just about the main items  of expense ������������������in the  kitchen.     "Sask-alta  ������������������  Range saves both  for  you.  SClary?  The man who has not enough  public spirit to patronize home  enterprise and institutions is  scarcely adapted to modern civilizations and should go away  back in the hills.���������������������������Ledge.  And sit down.  A   Correction  In our report of the hospital  meeting last week, we got the  right man attached to the wrong  name. The name of E. B. Salt-  well should have been G. S. Salt.  Mr. Saltwell is not in favor of a  hospital. He wants the money  spent on the roads.  i __���������������������������  Remember  the  Old Folks  at.  le  Nothing more appropriate  or so convenient to ship as  my Stamped and Burnt  Leather Goods���������������������������alwavs so  accept������������������BlCl^TablF_Pte^S7  Wall Hangers, Hand Bags,  Tobacco Pouches, Card  Cases, Book Covers���������������������������so  many things���������������������������just the best  _voiLcould select. .. .  Don't let that cough bother  you���������������������������it can't last against  Our Cough Syrup  Enderby Drug &-  Stationery Co.  Lon-oss, Toronto, Montreal Winnipeg, Vancouver, St John, Hamilton, Calvary  Local Agent: A. FULTON, Hardware Merchant, Enderby  F.T.TURNER  Plumbing and  Steam Fitting  All kinds cf Tin and Zinc Articles Repa red  Rear Evans Blk  Enderby ENDERBY, B. C, December 10, 1908  11  NO. 1 NORTHWEST  Feed Oats  in half-ton lots, $30.00 per ton  We also sell Bran,   Shorts,   Barley,   Corn and several   grades of  Mixed Chop Feed.  Columbia Flouring Mills Co., Enderby  Finest in the Country  "Enderby is������������������a charming villiage with city airs..  When Paddy Murphy shook the snow of Sandon  off his feet, he came here, and now owns one of  finest brick hotels in the country. Although  Paddy is an Irishman from Michigan, he calls his  hotel the King Edward. In addition to the excellence of the meals, breakfast is served up to 10  o'clock, which is an added attraction for tourists."  (Extract from Lowery's Ledse.)  King Edward Hotel, S*,"���������������������������1 Enderby  Livery I Feed Stables  Remember your horse: Feed him well and he'll serve you  right.    Leave   him with us when   you   come   to   town.  EVANS & MACK  ENDERBY  James Mowat &f���������������������������t,  E N D E R B Y,   B. C. j  Fire Insurance in first-class companies.     Accident Insurance     |  REASONABLE TERMS WRITE FOR LIST |  City Council Proceedings  At the Council meeting Saturday night, Aid. Worthington and  Mayor Bell were appointed delegates to the convention of B. C,  municipalities, to be held in Vernon, Jan.6th.  A letter from E. S, Bates, secretary-treasurer of the Jubilee  Hospital Association, asking for  the usual municipal donation,  was layed over without action for  two weeks.  Aid. Lawes brought up the  matter of street-tree planting  and it was decided to write the  experimental farm asking to be  informed what ornamental trees  are suitable for street planting  in this section.  On motion of Aid.   Jones, it*  was decided to lay a 4-foot side  walk with the necessary railing,  along the river front from the  Cliff street bridge to the flouring  mills property.  Lost���������������������������A lady's Broach; gold,  horse-shoe pattern; opal settings;  in plush case. Return to The  Walker Press.  I will be in touch with settlers  looking for property in the Enderby district. See me personally if you want to sell. C. C.  Rice, Enderby.  Fred. H. Barnes  BUILDER &  -C_N__A_IOJEL  CarrOil & (JO. Furnace Work  Eave Troughing and all kinds of  Sheet Tin  and  Copper work.    Repairing and  Jobbing Work given prompt attention.  Corner Hudson and. Alexander Sts.,    .'     SALMON ARM  THE BEST CLAY IN THE VALLEY, well-burnt, makes the  Best Bricks in the Valley  A large stock of bricks now on hand. Reasonable prices in large or  small quantities. Build of brick, and you'll have all the comforts  of home���������������������������and a great many more. The cost is about the same as  frame-built, and the comforts a great deal more.  The Enderby Brick & Tile Co., Enderby  Plans and estimates  furnished  Dealer in  Sashes,   Doors, Turn-  -������������������������������������������������������ ings and all factory work.  I represent the  S. C. Smith Co.  of Vernon.       Enderby.  Our Meats are  always fresh  BRING   YOUR  Printing  and we serve the best  on the market. Fish,  poultry and eggs in  season.  To The Walker Press  It will be done to  please you  G. R. Sharpe,  Enderby, B. C. 12  WALKER'S WEEKLY,  Third Number Now Off the Press���������������������������5c Copy  UNDER THE PINES is the daintiest little magazine published in Canada. It is issued by H. M.  Walker and'costs but 50c a year. ���������������������������The Ledg-e.  UNDER THE PINES is not a picture book. It is a Magazine, clearly printed and of convenient size, arranged and  prepared to give to the reader a richer experience and fuller  conception of life. It is published primarily to assist men  and women as good and as bad as yon and I to grasp life in  its fuller meaning and learn in and through the simple duties  of life the best way to live and serve. It can't hurt you,  and may bring  you   into much  peace   and  comfort.      It is  agazine of Candor and Tn  it t_.il  <���������������������������>  A Magazine that touches man at his   best and leaves him thinking  better of himself and his fellows. It lives to be conscientiously  true to Life at its best, and to develop in the individual a completer  knowledge of the Cosmic Self.       It aims to make man full-grown  in his ideas, his expression and his work, and to contribute to his  Ego by drawing off his vanity. Life's realities are its steps to  Heaven���������������������������in the here, now and to-morrow.  Something to Make You THINK and DO  Appears in every number and if you are not satisfied with what  you get, tell us so and get your money back. "Broaden your life,  elevate your mind, increase your faith and remove all bitterness  from your nature, and you will be drawn to people that will not  disappoint."    Make yourself necessary.      Send for sample copy to  THE WALKER PRESS, Enderby, B. C.  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