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 _.'_(H- a, _.- ^u _.-, ^, _. .r.-fcrtn^wi Uxtf.. ,vi?SW_/A!C!rt,,,!ii ������������������ C.'?).M"i������������������iCj< V.4jW Wtt't+* 'Z.'.'ss.nyi'.-ii.'x  '^ ^rt^ta'k^njti^jri^^^^orvNSH^ViSiffmaiWfJa M  ������������������  Ii  ������������������������������������������������������ '.-<-  Enderby, B. C, April 15, 1915  AND      WALKER'S      WEEKLY  Vol. 8; No. 7; Whole No. 361  News Notes of Enderby and District  Briefly Told for Busy Readers  left on Monday for  /VIST WAR SUMMARY  ,  Thco. Baxter  the coast.  Anyone heard anything aboul that  May 24th celebration?  Ernest Evans is managing the  Lumber Company's siore at Cliem-  anius, B. C.  Mr. J. L. Rullan is expected to  arrive in Enderby shortly from the  Fort Fraser country.  A. R. Slockdale ancl W. H. Moore  arc leaving lhis week for the Northwest. Mr. Moore lo Southey and  Mr. Stockdale to Cupar, Sask.  Manager Gibbs, reports a very  encouraging revival in the brick  business, several carload orders  being received and in prospect.  Parish of Enderby; 2nd Sunday  after Easter:   Holy Communion,  8i  a.m., Mallins ancl Holy Communion,  11 a. in., Evensong, 7.30; all al Enderby.  A meeting (for members only) of  the Women's Club will be held at  the house of Miss Forster, Enderby,  on April 17lh, al 2:30 p. m., for the  election' of ollicers for the ensuing  year. - -  A. -Armstrong Conservatives this  week organized an Independent  Conservative Association. There is  a strong feeling in the northern end  of thc district,in favor, of. Mr. Gar-,  dom. "  Constable -Bailey arrested Alex  McGillivray for being drunk and  disorderly, Tuesday evening, and  Wednesday morning before Magistrate Rosoman, McGillivray was  fined $5 ancl costs.  Thc Presbyterian Ladies' Aid are  giving an afiernoon tea and sale  of baking, in thc room lately occupied by Teece & Son, Cliff street,  on lhe afternoon and evening of  Saturday, May 1st.  Mr. McPherson reports that he  will in a few clays have garden  seeds for' free disribulion to school  children who intend entering the  garden competition held by the Enderby Horticultural Society.  ., Mr. S. Poison look lhc platform  at a political meeting held by himself in the Opera House last evening. It is Mr. Poison's purpose,  wc understand, to organize a class  in political economy, in the upper  -llooi^of=tlic^olsonJl)lock,_nc_a_Jthc_  A fascinating lecture was delivered to lhe* Twentieth Century  Bible Class on Monday evening bv  Mrs. E. P. Robson, of Wisha-Wisha  ranch. Mrs. Robson has lived in  South Africa and in Portugese East  Africa, and hunted "big game"  there, and ii was a vivid story she  had to Iell of some of her experiences! The large audience was enthusiastic in ils appreciation of lhe  splendid lecture', and at-the close  everyone lingered lo examine the  African curios Mrs. Robson had  been good enough to bring with her  to illustrate thc lecture.  DELINQUENT TAX NOTICES  ��������������������������� Enderby property owners���������������������������those  whose laxes for 1914 are unpaid���������������������������  received notices from the Cily Hall  the pasl week notifying them ithat  if the said taxes are not paid within  Ihree months the properly on which  taxes are levied will be liable to be  sold. This notice is identical wilh  lhat which the collector, under thc  provisions of the Municipal Act, is  required to send to delinquent  property owners who arc two years  in,arrcar. " An amendment to. life  Municipal Clauses Act passed by the  legislature al its recent session  shortened this period to one year.  This, change will doubtless cnlail,  some hardship on a few properly  owners, .the more so as Ihey have  been accustomed to rely on having  at least I wo ycars in which to meet  arrears of taxation; but property  owners have so much at stake in  lhc lown that they simply cannol  afford to allow it to become bankrupt, and lhere is no doubt that the  greater part of the tax arrears will  be paid he fore the property on  which Ihey are levied is advertised  for sale.  News from the fighting zones the  pasl week has been rather indefinite, the reports from one day to  another being made up largely of  accounts of small engagements al  various points along lhe eastern  and western lines. Until within  the past clay or two, Petrograd reports indicated that thc Russians  were driving the Austrian-German  troops back from lhe Carpathians  onto ".the plains of Hungary, bul on  Wednesday these reports indicated  lhat thc Germans were throwing  large forces against the Russians  at new ancl apparently weaker  points, with thc object of cutting  lhe Russian line in,-two.-  In the western line no new developments have been reported.  The bombardment of the Dardanelles by the Allies seems to be wailing thc development of a co-operative land movement. An Athens  report tells of the sinking of lhc  British warship, Lord Nelson, in  the Dardanelles, ancl a Constantinople report says the Turkish forts  succeeded in dispatching two Russian .warships. * It is said that the  Allies have landed an army of 30,-  000 to press home thc* land operations in-the-direction* of Constantinople. "  _- ,      _    ......'-"  City Council Concludes to Have Lots  and Street Ends Cleaned Up.  Prepared to Pay the Price  Have you tried those delicious ice  cream sodas at Joe's?  Frederic Palmer, writing* from  the trenches in lhe vicinity . of  Neuve Chapclle, in the Vancouver  Province, says: "Thc most cheerful spot where the British Hag ilies  is here. Though rumors come from  London of complaint over the heavy  cost of the victory, the officer or  man at the front 'who lakes that  view is yet t'o be found. They know  the situation and are prepared lo  pay the price which success requires.. The point Ihey make is j  lhal Ihey have been able lo gain  without any heavier losses than the |  Germans who yielded.  A regular meeting of the City  Council was held at thc Cily Hall,  Monday evening. Present, Alderman Dill, Acting Mayor (in lhe  chair); Aldermen Faulkner, Grant,  Hartry, ancl the City Clerk.  11 was moved by Aid. Harlry and  seconded by Aid. Faulkner, "that  Aid.* Dill be appointed Acting  Mayor to act - for Mayor Poison  whenever necessary, in the. absence  of his Worship from lhe city." Carried.  Int hc matter of the proposcd're-  survcy of Subdivision 211 ancl 211A  the clerk reported ��������������������������� lhat he had  looked inlo the matter of levying  cost of re-survey on owners of lots,  and was prepared to report thereon.  Postponed, pending return of his  Worship thc Mayor.  A letter was received  from Mr.  J. L. Ruttan. in reply to the Council's inquiries, staling  (1)  that he  was unable from Vanderhoof, B. C,  to  say  anything as  lo  amouni of  sand used in connection with school  as hisbooks relating to school work  were  in   Enderby; "'(2) "thai   Mr.  Blanchard was his foreman "on thc  job and-lhat'hc (Mr..Ruttan) would  ask him to see-the Council arid.explain'the-mailer; ancl  (3)  that'hc  expected  soon , to' be - in" Enderby  himself and would give the Council  all the help he could in clearing up  lhe. sand question.  , The   clerk   reported   that   Mrs.  Harvey  had  spoken -lo  him  with  reference to nuisances arising from  piling manure and contamination of  soil on two sides of her property;  he further slated lhat Mrs. Harvey  did nol wish to make formal complaint   against   thc  parlies   responsible for such nuisance, bul thought  lhe Hcallh Department, knowing of  Iheir existence,  should   themselves  take  the  necessary  steps  lo  abalc  such  nuisance.    It  was moved by  bridge.  Married���������������������������On Monday, March 29,  James Melville Paint ancl Margaret  E. Peevcr were united in marriage  at the Congregational parsonage,  Calgarv, wilh Rev. J. Lambert Alexander officiating. The young couple  will make their home in Calgary.���������������������������  Calgary Herald.  A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Enderby Horticultural  Socielv will be held in thc Cily Hall  next Friday evening lo finally prepare seeds, etc., lo be distributed to  lhe school children who arc going  lo enlcr the garden plot competition  inaugurated by the Society.  Thc Enderby Philharmonic Socielv is lo be congratulated on the  excellence of the training noticed  in the singing of "The Soldiers of.  Ihe Cross," in the Presbyterian  Church last Friday evening. The  concert was fairly well attended,  and the evening greatly enjoyed.  A letter of acknowledgement and  conveying thanks, has been received for the parcel of garments  sent to the Red Cross Socicly from  Enderby ancl Mara. There is plenty  of wool for knitting socks ancl cotton skirts ready to be made up, and  can*be had at Miss Forsler's house.  The small boy with matches is a  hard ,combination in a haymow.  Last evening this combination lent  some excitement to the dull ending  of a lazy spring clay. The boy-match  combination got busy in a small  chicken house on the residential  property originally owned by  Waller Robinson, then by Mr. Gorle,  and now by Mr. Skaling. Thc lire  alarm was given ancl the hose was  quickly on the scene. Fortunately  the fire did not spread, though for  a time thc barn ancl garage of Mr. A.  Fulton were threatened.  44mm uto m iih������������������ or ������������������ni* m %w  Two hoys were born thc self-same clay,  Two mother's hearts were light and gay;  Each clasped her treasure to her breast  AiKLdcciiicclJicrselLsiiprcni('ily_bl_csI.^=t_=_=  In different lands these mothers dwelt,"  The same deep joy by each was felt,  Though one loved Germany thc most  And one did of Old England boast.  Each son grew up his home to cheer,  To lather and lo sisters dear;  His mother's pride, her hope and joy,  Each thanked her God for her dear boy:  Though one was English, German one  Each Yell she had lhe dearest son:  Each was of home lhc joy and light,  To each the future seemed so bright.  Bul twenty years and more have lied;  Dark clouds now gather overhead:  Thc trumpet and lhc bugle sound,  Sons of your country gather round.  The call to arms is loud and clear;  No lime is this for doubt or fear:  Arm! Arm! Your country needs you now,  Ye who would not to tyrants born!  The sons but now to manhood grown  Each for lhe land he calls his own,'  Each for thc cause hc deems lhc right  Must arm, ancl speed him to the fight.  Each one lias joined a warrior band,  Each one defends his native land.  '  Each mother bids her son depart,  Binds on his sword with breaking heart.  With tears she arms him for the fray,  Then, as he passes, turns to pray;  For, O for such a bitter grief  There's only .'One can give relief.  O Molhcr in that distant land,  Why stand our sons with sword in hand;  Was it for this wc"reared our boys,  That they should rend from us all joys?  . TO (  P  Should mine slay thine or thine slay mine,  Whal billcr grief were mine ancl thine:  O God of Heaven now hear our prayers,  ._Makc friend and_foc ajikc thy care:   O German mother, knccl'^nTl"T5_ay      =���������������������������-������������������-���������������������������==  In this our mutual sorrow's day;  Pray for your boy, bul curse not mine,  Since both arc dear to One divine.  i  And, while wilh tears I plead for mine,  Can I desire God's wrath on thine?  They both were noble, bolh were true;  Each truly strove the right lo do.  -1 had such visions bright for mine,  And O whal glorious hopes were thine:  We thought on later years should shine  Their love, lo brighten our decline.  They lived in peace and haled strife,  Now each must seek the other's life:  Nol Ihcir's lhe wrong; but Ihcir's lo die:  Our hopes are crushed, our joys arc flown,  And we musl reap who have not sown.  O God dispel our billcr woe.  Have mercy, Lord, on friend and foe.  O Son of Mary, through whose heart  Was sharply thrust the piercing dart,  Have mercy on each molhcr, Lord,  And turn away the awful sword.  And should our sons in anguish lie,  Thou who hast suffered still be nigh;  For friend and foe, Lord, hear our prayer  And let them bolh Thy mercy share.  0 Christian mothers, kneel and pray  That God may turn this wrath'away;  That war may end, lhat strife may cease,  Ancl all the world know smiling peace.  Pray not alone for self or friend,  Strive not to gain some selfish end;  Pray God lo end lhe world's deep woe:  Have mercy, Lord, on friend and foe.  ������������������������������������������������������M. Alice Peacock.  , Aid. Faulkner and seconded by Aid.  Granl, thai the clerk be instructed  lo write lo Mrs. Harvey informing  her lhat if she has any complaint  and  will  make il formally  to  lhc  Council, they would be glad to investigate same and to lake whatever  action were needed to have cause of  such complaint removed; and lhal  the clerk be  further instructed  lo  explain  lo  Mrs.  Harvey the   fads  relating to her violation of the City  by-law  by  storing' ashes,   bricks,  cans   and other rubbish on a registered street, and to warn her lhat  this practice must be discontinued  and all such material belonging- lo  her  removed   from   the  street   by  April 15th, 1!)15, in default of which  legal action would be laken as decided by thc Council at their last  meeting.       Carried   .unanimously.  Some further discussion took place  wilh regard to lhc question of generally cleaning up thclols, streets,,  ancl lanes of the city', ancl il was '  decided  that thc constable-should"  take whatever steps'be neccssary.^to*  compel compliance with the lawV"-  "~ An unsigned letter: was .received ���������������������������  from Mr.���������������������������Hamilton Lang, Provincial)  Boad-Superintendent;"? in -rcply:'rtq^  the  Council's ' communication*-- stair;,  irig'(l) thai .he had already* spoken!,  about- thc matter of'a- railway: cross-''  ing wilh Mr. McKay, superintendent  of lhe Canadian Pacific Ry. Co., and  hoped lo arrange'a near futurexon-  ference upon  the-gitalind between  lhc  railway and government. resi-J  dent  engineers;   (2)   lhal    in    lhc  meantime hc would   lake  lhc first-  opporlunily of. discussing Ihe mailer wilh such members of the council as mighl be delegated to place  him in complete'discernment of-the  council's point of view. Aid. Faulkner stated lhal he was likely'Lo see  Mr. Lang the next day and il was  therefore  referred  lo him  lo  lake  the mailer up wilh him.  A letter was  received   from Mr.  S.   Fader,   inquiring    whether  the  Council would rent him the*City's,  rock   crusher" and   engine   by -the  month or year.    It was moyed by "  Aid.  Grant  ancl  seconded  by Aid.  Hartry.    "lhat    lhc    rock    crusher  alone be rented at $15.00 per month,  on the understanding lhat it be relumed  in as good condition as it -  is now, ordinary wear and tear ex-  xepted.iL^Caru.ecLimaim"iiLHisly.^_=~^  Thc clerk was instructed again  to take the matter of cily finances  up wilh Ihe Bank of Montreal and  failing success lo apply lo lhe Provincial Government for aid in procuring a loan from lhc bank.  Mr. E. J. Mack was appointed  pound-keeper.  A letter was received from lhe  Okanagan Telephone Co.. asking for  refund of laxes levied on wire and  poles in-vears 1011,-101.'*-and 19M,-  of Ihe total amount of $-17.00. II  was moved by Aid. Grant and seconded by Aid. Faulkner, "that lhe  Okanagan Telephone Company be  credited wilh the amouni claimed  and a cheque drawn in payment of  same when there were funds on  hand lo meet il."   Carried .  A letter was received from Mrs.  Isabella Baird (Mrs. A. M. Baird)  asking for construction of a crossing in the sidewalk al lhe norlh  side of lhe alfalfa mill ollice on  Railway Si. It was moved by Aid.  Faulkner and seconded by Aid.  Hartry, "lhal Mrs. Baird be informed lhal lhc cily is at Ihe pres-  enl lime without funds but thai if  she desired a crossing, she could  put one in al her own expense provided same conformed lo a'specification lo be supplied by Ihe chairman of lhe Board of Works." Carried. *  ��������������������������� A letter was received from Mr.  E. M. Dann, division engineer of  Ihe British Columbia Hydrographic  Survey, forwarding observation  book and report postcards to be  used for recording thc readings of  the gauge installed by him on  Brash's Creek. Il was moved by  Aid. Faulkner and seconded by Aid.  Granl, "thai thc clerk be instructed  lo put out three notices calling for  tenders for the reading of the  gauge twice a week."    Carried,  &" *?r *.  '*V,V4-  i-'V'.ltii  ::-VJ|  --i.~ * -_.*���������������������������"��������������������������� i THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  Thursday, April 15, 1915  THE ENDERBY PRESS  AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  ���������������������������Published every  Thursday at    Enderby,   13. C. at  $2   per  year.  Walker   Press.  Advertising Rates:   Transient,  50c an inch first insertion, 25c each subsequent insertion.    Contract advertising-. SI an inch per month.  Legal Notices:   12c a line first insertion; 8c a line each subsequent insertion.  Keadinir N'etices and Locals: J5c a line.  APRIL 15, 1915  rooting out crime, and he had no personal feeling  in the matter at all.  Mr. Ellison's public explanation was lame, and  lays him open to much worse criticism than he  has received from any quarter. He said that the  cattle were culls; not good for anything; not the  cattle hc expected to receive, and the whole transaction an unprofitable one. If Mr. Ellison means  that it was unprofitable in view of what has subsequently come out against him, he is no doubt  correct. It was unprofitable, not alone to Mr. Ellison but to lhc Conservative party as well. But  this is not thc point Mr. Ellison seems lo make,  lie apparently believes, and would have others  believe, that because he did not make as much  money out of the transaction as hc expected, il is  not a serious mailer,lo lhe party or the people. It  is jusl here where Mr. Ellison makes his gravest  error. If I hose cattle which cost the people $400,  and .$300, and .15250 apiece, were nol good enough  or Mr. Ellison a I $25, and $50, and $75, what  more did he want for his moliey? Did hc expeel  the great Holstein bulls on lhc Colony Farm to be  thrown in with lhc cows Ihcy had served before  Mr. Ellison got them? 11" hc expected more lhan  he. goft, how much did he expect?  Another point of weakness in Mr. Ellison's defense is lhe fact lhat he allcmpls lo throw the  responsibiliy of lhc transaction upon the Colony  Farm ollicials. To carry out his argument wc  arc asked to believe lhal the Colony Farm is run  by a lot of costly experts who do nol know their  business. These expert cattlemen, hc would have  us believe, buy fancy stock at fancy prices with  lhc people's money and then sluff them off to  ministers of thc Crown at 10 cents on the dollar.  Another point of weakness is his repeated refusal to accept thc responsibility for thc answers  given on the order paper in the House over his  signature. Thc valuations given in the answers,  he says, were not his valuations, bul were made  by Colony Farm ollicials. Are we lo infer that  lhc same ollicials who previously bought Ihosc  cattle for lhe Colony Farm at prices ranging Irom  $250 to $400 turned them over to Mr. Ellison at  prices ranging from $25 to $75, because their  first judgment when Ihcy bought the cattle was  not sound?  Mr. Ellison's own explanation makes his case  look worse than did lhc facts presented by Mr.  Gardom.  by  tho  FACTS WE MUST FACE  Before  Northern  the   Conservative   convention   in   the  Okanagan was held, it was stated by  those who professed lo be in a position lo know,  thai thc Hon. Price Ellison had a good case, ancl  when the proper lime came hc would.be able to  fully explain the Colony Farm cattle deal in a  way that would clear-him of any charges thai  . might be made against him.   11 was further said  thai  Mr.   Ellison  purchased   thc  cattle from   a  printed price list available for any prospective  buyer lo sec, and lhal others had purchased Colony Farm stock Irom the same price list at figures  as low as those said to have been paid by Mr.  Ellison.   All of which put a different phase on the  question and made  thc  transaction  look  lo be  nothing   worse   than   an  error in  judgment���������������������������a  transaction   that should not have been entered  inlo, but one which showed no intent to deceive  oi- lo take something that was not really boughtl  and paid for. I  But in his public explanation on lhc political  platform in Enderby on lhc evening of April Olh,  Mr. Ellison did nol slate anything of the kind,  and offered no such defense. On thc contrary,  what hc did say in his defense forbids thc acceptance of any such statement as based upon fact,  and makes the cattle .transaction'- look a hundredfold worse than when it first .came out.  We (lo not wish-to enlarge, upon  this cattle  -"-derri-r-^I"  Bul it is ner  in Vernon may stick their heads in the sand and  tell us Mr. Ellison's explanation is sullicienl, that  his position is "unassailable," and all that, but thc  people of the Northern Okanagan, and the Province, do nol appear to feel lhal way about it.  IMr. Ellison's position is nol "unassailable." It is,  indeed,decidedly assailable. And il looks to us  ilVhcJloj'semdte  :i linn stand against such dealings by the honored  representatives of the parly, as explained by Mr.  Ellison himself, then lhe parly cannot long continue lo command the respect of the voters. It is  more to the credit of the parly lhal the ugly facts  in connection wilh lhis case were brought out by  life-long Conservatives lhan il would be had the  facts been smothered and covered up and lhe  showing up been left to our Liberal friends.  The only political parly lhal has a right to  claim the confidence of the people, i.s the parly  which al all limes will scent graft, or evil within  ils own ranks and has the courage to expose and  root il oul.  There i.s much more in this case lhan lhe mere  .'Vict lhat Mr. Ellison got some very fine registered  Molslcir eal'le for little or nothing.   This is nol  Canadian farmers arc warned by lhe Department of Agriculture to grow their own seed for  1916 planting, as about 75 per cent of the seed  of turnips, mangels and carrots yearly needed by  our farmers has hitherto been imported from  countries in Europe now at war, and should thc  war continue for some time there is danger of the  seed crop of 1915 in Europe being reduced to such  an extent: thai Canadian farmers will be unable  to secure Iheir root seed for next season. .Growing mangles, turnips and carrots for seed is very  simple and docs not require cither skill or capital.  For detailed in forma lion write lhc Department.  GIVING THE WHOLE CASE  In this issue of lhc Press wc arc giving space to  Mr."Basil Gardom sufficient for him to place the  full facts in connection wilh thc Colony Farm  cattle deal before the people of thc Okanagan. Mr.  Gardom feels lhat there arc so many larger issues  lo be discussed in thc present campaign lhat hc  docs not wish to lake up thc lime at all his meetings to go into the cattle deal. Hc therefore is  placing thc facts on paper so that Mr. Ellison may  have ample opportunity to deny any statement  made, and will thus leave thc question fairly with  thc people.  This, unquestionably, is the honest and fair  to do, and no criticism can be offered by  anyone desiring  lo have  lhe  full facts before  them.   Il is a .policy lhat has always characterized  is=]Tol-=a=pleasanlMopr^^  ere ancl must be met.   The party leaders years hc was a resident of Enderby district.   Sev-  thing  the question ������������������l issue at all.  real question, which is much  Wc  larger  musl face the  involving as  il does the great issue of fidelity lo the people's  interests. It has been said that Mr. Basil Gardom  is lighting this case in Mr. Ellison's home riding  because of personal feeling against Mr. Ellison.  We have known Mr. Gardom a number of years  and cannol take this view of the contest. When  Provincial constable in Enderby some few years  ago,  Mr.  Gardom exhibited  the same spirit in  era I of these years were spent on a homestead,  which he developed and afterwards sold. Three  other farms were subsequently held by him in this  district, so it will be clear to all that he is amply  fitted to know the riding-'s needs. Later he served  as Provincial constable al Enderby, and in all  those ycars Mr. Gardom won the esteem of all  who.came in con tact- with hi ni,-not-onlybecause  of his sterling qualities as a Britisher, but for his  fidelity to duly and thoroughness in anything undertaken by him.  Publication of this statement by Mr. Gardom  and accompanying comment will make unnecessary further lengthy references in these columns  lo lhc case, and in future issues while lhe campaign is on wc shall devote more space to the  progressive measures of the Government which  must be considered bv the electors.  BANK of MONTREAL  Established 1817  Capital, $16,000,000 (paid up)  Rert, 116,000,000  H. V. Meredith, Esq., President  Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor, General Manager  . BRANCHES IN LONDON, ENG., NEW YORK and CHICAGO.  SAVINGS   DEPARTMENT  Deposits received from ?1 upwards, and interest allowed at current rates.  Interest credited 30th June   and 31st December.  ENDERBY BRANCH E. J. WHITE, Manager  Specials in Lumber  while they last:  No. 4 Novelty Siding,  No. 2 2z4 and 2x6,  No. 2 Mixed Lath,   -  Short Cordwood,  Dry Blocks,  $10.00 per M  $13.00 per M  $1.75 per M  $3.75 per load  $2.25 per load  Why not lay in your winter supply of wood NOW  OKANAGAN SAW MILLS, Ltd. E���������������������������d.rby  King Edward  A name that stands for the best in hotel service  King Edward Hotel, &,*_  MURPHY  rietor  Enderby  We have on hand good Alfalfa, which we are prepared  to deliver anywhere in the City: one bale or one ton  A Limited Amount of Alfalfa Meal for Hog Feeding  at $1.00 a Hundred ,    "  ALFALFA PRODUCTS, LIMITED  Give Your Home Printer a  Chance at Your���������������������������  Loose Leaf Billheads  Duplicate Billing Forms  Letterheads  Statements  Booklets  Counter Check Books  Stock Certificates s.���������������������������.  Window Cards  Stork Cards  Financial Statements  Invitations  Butter Wrappers  Envelopes  Price Lists  Dodgers  Circular Letters (typewriter)  _Eosters_V",_.v_^v_^__^'V__i__:,  Carefully save all wood ashes, protecting them  till used from rain. They arc a valuable source  ol' mineral l'ood, especially oi* potash. 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THE  WALKER   PRESS  ac  It will cost you just one-  third of a cent a pound yo_rave  Butter wrapped in your own neatly printed Butter Parchment, if you order from-    THE WALKER PRESS  i ,^   J^- ���������������������������rj  4>  Thursday, April 15, 1915  THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  Si  Interesting Facts Relating to the  Colony Farm and Mr. Ellison's 'Culls'  Full Explanation of Cattle  Purchase (by Mr. Ellison and  His Paper, the Vernon News,  Dated March 11th, 1915) Replied,to by Mr. Basil Gardom.  To the Editor of the Enderby Press  and the Electors of the Northern  Okanagan:  Genllemen: I will preface my  remarks by publishing eopics of the  only letters I have so far written to  thc press on the above subject:  Dewdney, B.C., Apr. 5, 1915  To    thc   Editor   News-Advertiser,  Vancouver:  Sir: My attention has been called  to an article in your Sunday's editorial column entitled, "A Curious  Mistake."   In it you say:  Mr. Gardom's quarrel with the  party is said to be due to thc departmental enforcement of regulations, for the suppression of bovine  tuberculosis. The Vernon News  _ tells us that in this matter, which  concerned Mr. Gardom's herd of  cattle, the position of Mr. Ellison 'is  perfectly unassailable.' This view  is amply supported by the full account given to the public' by the  Deputy Minister of Agriculture.  'I am not yet aware that I have  any quarrel .with thc Conservative  party.  The facts arc these: Last fall "I  complained about thc inefficient  manner in which the Department  of Agriculture was attempting to  cope with the problem of bovine  , tuberculosis, and at thc request of  thc Government, I secured evidence  to substantiate-the charges I made  against Mr.- Ellison's department.  If you consider all correspondence  and affidavits .concerning this matter-together with "Notes on Bovine  Tuberculosis." are of- sufficient in-  " tcrcst to . thc public I shall be  pleased to supply you with the same  for publication. . * V  Owing to the irregular conducting  ������������������_ of ihc.tubcrculinc test in my.case,  thc Government found that, I had  sufTercd, serib'usVloss,   for -.which,  they were willing to recompense mc  ���������������������������in  spiftej. of,^Mr.-Ellison's objec^  lions,   in" the'middle of February-  last I discovered that tlie Minister  of  Finance,, and   Agriculture  had  disregarded the principle on which  all public service is based by obtaining privately for his personal  benefit,  valuable  cattle   from   thc  Government farm at a greatly reduced valuation, in some cases ani-"  mals for less than a  fifth" of the  price paid for them with the people's money.    The answers to the  o questions on the floor of thc House  (which were not all in accordance  with fact) revealed a state of affairs  that could not be tolerated by any  responsible government. After  these investigations, I would not  discuss any settlement'of my personal claim until I had applied to  __His_Honor_the_Uentcnant^Goyexnor  Minister's resignation.  The Vernon News naturally slates  that the position of Mr. Ellison is  ���������������������������'perfectly unassailable." That paper is owned and controlled by the  late Minister and his friends.  With regard to the reported statement of the Deputy Minister of-Agriculture, I would submit that on thc  eve of an election a civil servant  has no right to amply support the  ex-Mi nislcr's views by what is  called a full account to thc public,  especially as thc Government rightly, and properly saw fit to accept  thc Minister's resignation, and afterwards in my case pay a portion of  my losses.  Yours faithfully,     Basil Gardom.  ��������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� t  To the Editor. Daily News-Advertiser. Vancouver:  Sir: Under the,heading "The Gardom Case," in your editorial of yesterday you do not refer to the following paragraph in my letter appearing in the same issue: "If you  consider   all   correspondence   and  affidavits   concerning   this   matter,  together with 'Notes on Bovine Tuberculosis," arc of.sufficicrit interest  to the public, I shall be pleased to  supply you with the same for publication,"   but   you   have   expressed  opinions   on   the   "case"   without  looking  into  the  evidence  I  ha<_  offered  you  for publication..    My  cattle have neither been condmned  nor slaughtered, and the compensation I received was for a portion of  the losses sustained-by me by reason  of  the. mal-administralion  of  thc Department, of Agriculture in  thc enforcement of their regulations  regarding the tuberciilinc test.   The  amount handed lo me was assessed  by the Government's own inyesti-  gatoivywho. found'ih .my.favor and  against the Department.        '..-���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ;From this'you will see thatj have  no] "quarrel": with the Conservative  J_      *V   **f      1** "    ���������������������������** *_ ,.' ���������������������������*     *- *.'    "c   _    "  party rior with Mr.*; Ellison, but I  take strong exception oh broad public grounds ;to the rotten .administration; of-* tlie' Pepartmentybf.Agriculture, and the abuse by a Minister  of the Crown of the trust rcposediri  him.  Yours faithfully,     Basil Gardom.  Enderby, B.C., April 7 ,1915; "'  and Sir Richard McBride for the  On the 15th of February last I  applied to thc Premier in writing  for Mr. Epson's resignation, stating  my grounds for so doing, and on  thc 17th February I wrote fully to  the Auditor General asking for information as to purchase price paid  by thc Government for certain  specified registered Holstein cattle  and .horses, and also for information as to money paid by Mr. Ellison  for these shipments. I was unable'  to get' any information . from this  source so then Mr. Harold Forster,  In_e__berfoty Columbia, kindly put  my questions on the floor of-the"  House and received Mr. Ellison's  written answers in Voles and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia on Feb. 26,  1915. Following arc the questions  and the answers given by Mr. Ellison, over his signature:  1. What was the purchase price  in Ontario by thc Colony Farm Tor  the -following Holstein-Friesian  cows: (Herd Book No. in each case  omitted to save space):  Name Answer  "Aaggie Posch de Kol,"  $275  "Boxy of Elmwood"     225  "Rose de Kol Fayne,"     130  "Meta Clothilde P,"     400  What was charged against these  animals as their proportion of cost  in procuring them and for care and  transportation to Government Farm  at Essondale, B.C.? Answer���������������������������"Axie  Posch de Kol, $68.75; "Boxy of Elm-  wood," $56.25; "Rose dc Kol Fayne"  $26; "Meta Clothilde P." $20.  Was there a shipment of Holstein-  Friesian cattle made from the Government Farm .at Essondale on or  about June 15, 1912? Answer���������������������������Yes.  - Were .any-or all of the below-  mentioned cattle shipped from the  Colony Farm from Essondale oiror  about June 15, 1912? Answer���������������������������Yes.  (1) "Axie Posch de Kol,"    ,  (2) "Roxy of Elmwood,"  (3) "Rose de Kol Fayne;"  (4) "Colony Roel Luella,"  (5) "Colony Oxford Hengcrveld"  (6) "Colony Julep de Kol Ormsby 1st,"  "(7) 'Colony Julep de Kol Ormsby'  (8) "Homestead Countess,"    .  (9) "Colony Duchess Galanlha,"  v (10) Colony Celia Fayne,"  (11) "Colony Sir Galanlha Fayne'  (12) "Aaggie Cornucopia Sana,"  Were these Holstein-Friesian cattle purchased privately or at public  auction from the Government Farm  at Essondale? Answer���������������������������Private  sale..  Who valued and set a price,on the  cattle to the purchaser? Answer-  Medical Superintendent and Chief  Herdsman..     '   *-���������������������������--,  What was the valuation, of*- each  animal? ,- Answer���������������������������. " *'  -.- -;V'  .v  -���������������������������Roxy of -Elmwood'? -...... 'Y. $75  "Homestead* Countess,". .i.-.. .*.- 75  '.'Axie Posch.de.Kol,"     25  "Rose de Kol  Fayne,"   ."..:. .".'25  "Aggie Conucopia. Sana ......    25  "Colony Roil Luella," (calf) ..    25  "Colony Celia Fayne," (calf). .^ 25  "Colony Oxford Hengcrveld"..    50  "Colony Duchess Colanth'e"....    50  'Colony Julep de Kol Ormsby'lsi 50  'Colony Julep de Kol Ormsby2nd 50.  "Colony Sir Colanthe Fayne! ..    50  $475  Further to question, would say  that "Roxy of Elmwood," "Axie  Posch de Kol," and "Rose dc Kol  Fayne," were culls,, and animals  which did not turn out as represented at the time of the purchase  by Colony Farm; as is sometimes  the case they were useless to thc  herd.  What was the total yal_uation_se_t  on t.Tis-sn=ipn.ent ofHolsfcin-Frie7^  sian cattle? Answer���������������������������$475.  What cash payment was made on  these animals? Answer���������������������������No cash  payment;. terms same as at sale  November 12, 1912.  What other settlement was made  for these animals? Answer���������������������������Settlement, 12 months' lien note in full.  Who purchased these animals?  Answer���������������������������Purchaser, the Hon. Price  Ellison, Vernon, B.C.  Al what price was the Holstein  cow "Meta Clothild P." sold for by  thc Colony Farm? Answer���������������������������Sold for  $75. She was an old cow in her  thirteenth year, which was purchased al a good price, simply to  get her calf, which at thc time of  the transaction was born and  weaned, and which was considered  worth,more than the original price  of the mother; she being unlikely to  raise another calf; il was considered  well to dispose of her.  Was she shipped from Essondale  on or about August 13| 1912? Answer���������������������������Yes.  *  Was she sold privately or at pub-"  lie auction? Answer���������������������������Private sale.  At what price was she valued?  Answer���������������������������Cull; no value to herd;  bought to get calf. *  At-what price was she sold? Answer���������������������������Sold for $75.  'Who purchased her? Answer���������������������������  Purchased by the Hon. Price Ellison  Vernon, B.C.  What cash* payment was made on  this cow? Answer���������������������������None.  What other settlement was made  for this cow? Answer���������������������������Included in.  12, months', lien note, same as terms  in November 12, 1912, auction sale;  Were soinc~marcs and a Clydesdale, stallion shipped from the Colony Farm, Essondale, on or about  June 15, 1912? "Answer���������������������������Yes.  Were they sold privately or at  ���������������������������public auction?-. Answer���������������������������Sold at  private sale. ;          Who valued these horses?. Answer  ���������������������������Medical.Superintendent and Head  Horseman.        ���������������������������..'-���������������������������   , .      ��������������������������� -     ...  At what price were they; sold?  Answer���������������������������$900.for Clyde team; $150  for disabled. grade,.Percher6n.  Who purchased'tlicse~*-hbi'scs?*An-  swer���������������������������Sold.,to Hon.;Price Ellison.;/s  .'What cash,, payment,was' made'* on  these horses?. No cash payment.  ' 'What other settlement waVmadje  for these horses? Answer���������������������������Included  in 12 months' lien note, same terms  in November 12, 1912, auction sale.  .What amount of cash has been  received by the treasury to the present date on >thcsc. Holstein-Friesian  cattle and horses above referred to  as shipments -which left Essondale,  B.C.,,on June 15, and Aug. 13, 1912,  and  when  paid? Answer���������������������������Twelve  months' lien note for $2,750, including $1,950 for all the above stock  purchases of June 15 and. Aug. 13,  1912, discounted to credit of Colony  Farm   stock��������������������������� account  in   Canadian  Bank of Commerce at New Westminster, and paid out on July 21st  by cheque for half-yearly lease on  rental of the Sunbury Branch "farm.  To what place were these ship-  ments n.adc?TV"nswcr���������������������������Vernon, B7C7  To whom were these shipments  made? Answer���������������������������Hon. Price Ellisons  ranch.  \  \    ���������������������������    After this I applied by letter to  His Honor the Lieut. Governor for  the resignation of the    Honorable  ���������������������������Minister  of Finance  and  Agriculture.  Commenting on Mr. Ellison's answers to the questions 1 would say  that in Journals of Ihe Legislative  Assembly February 17th, 1914,    in  reply to questions on this identical  transaction  as  to  private   sale   of  Stock al Colony Farm it is.slated  lhal on November 12th, 1912 (same*  date as auction sale���������������������������should   have  been June ,15th, 1912, "B. G.")  thc  Hon. Price Ellison purchased:  November 12th, 1912, Hon. Price  Ellison, Victoria:���������������������������  Horses���������������������������Two Clyde mares (Patterson) ...... .......'..$900.00  One   Pcrcheron   (grade   ancl  partially disabled)   ..   150.00  Cattle���������������������������One gelding(was stallion  '     of  Patterson)   ..'   250.00 ,  Cattle  '...."300.00  - Young stuff   250.00  ,   Pigs. ,.  100.00  On the same date in the Journal  you find the following entry among.*  other, private   salc.s   each   animal  specified as follows': , ,  -October 4lh, 19,13, Rev.   Andrew  .McDonald, Ladysmilh; B. C, (eight  lie. (J *  Homestead De Kol Colanther. .$500  Lakeside Model'Vicman .���������������������������-..���������������������������.*.' 500  Miranda Douglas1 Segis ".--. >..... -500  Daisy. Korndyke Segis .......' 500  Doncliire Axie DeKol .400  Doralway  .' .\ ....'.... 400  Colony Segis Korndyke   200  Colony Cornucopia.King (bull) 400  ������������������������������������������������������."���������������������������. $3,400  In   this ,official  document,  it   is,  significant that" only one Percher.on ,  mare.is charged to.Mr. Ellison,.when  he received also another Pcrcheron  mare of-.which  no" mention-".what-'���������������������������  ever.is,made'.. Tlie stallion is^down  as one gelding (was stallion of Patterson).   Thc valuable cattle are.'n'ot  enumerated as in the cases of! the;  sales to private -individuals.but are  put down as���������������������������        ..   ���������������������������  , * Cattle  VV..." $300- -r  7    Young" stuff    .*.   250    *. "  This entry (which is oificial) in  the Journal o'f Fcbruary,-1914.~is~ay  defence of lhc Honorable Minister  of   Finance, and' his   transactions.  on, the'Jloor-r of^thCrHousc^on;'  last dav. of, the'laic, session  thcSVV?^  ^.^fri  _���������������������������  _4l  ...     _     ._, r-.__ *_,._.���������������������������       "VaSSI  The Anniversary Services  i ���������������������������*  of the Methodist Church, Enderby  rWILL BE HELD=  Sunday. April 18th  c^qrning ������������������ Evening  11 o'clock & 7:30 o'clock  end will be conducted by  Rev.lC.Switzer, B.A., of Kelowna  On the following evening, April 19th, the Anniversary  Concert will be held in the K. of P. Hall, beginning at  8 o'clock, when the following excellent program will be  given���������������������������  1. Selection  Bohemian Orchestra  2. Solo  ... .................Miss Wood  3. Recitation .................   .".".. Mr. Rains  4. Violin Solo .............. Miss I. Frazer  5. Address..   Rev. Mr. Dow  6. Solo  .... V........ V..   Miss Robinson  7. Selection   ....................   Orchestra  8. Recitation Miss Stevens  9. Solo......  Miss Wood  10. Violin Solo   Miss Frazer  11. . Address *.'.  Rev. Mr. Wood  12. Ballad of War. .Mrs. Gorle and Teece Bros.  13. Song ......... 7..  Rev. M. Reed  14. Selection ...Orchestra  Rev. J. C. Switzcr, Chairman  heisays'iMlc^offercdvllle^a.*'palr^pf1>^f.'V_'^'*^  .Grade PerchcronVniarcs" ,and/later'^tiS-'ys^  "the.grade Pcrchcron-mares.provcdT ;*,V r-;V.|  to be sterile." ^(The.Vcr'non NewsV.V'..  -3l  prints excerpts, from. letlcrs>arid at^l  copy of Mr. Elliso'h's.letter' writtenV.'****  on- the 23rd of July,; 1912;- to. the* V  Government   Farm.),' .^Apparentlyt_,  this.was written bccausc'Mr. Ellison *  desired   (in   his "cupidity)' to   get-."*  the record cow Mela Clothilde and*  tlie famous stallion Bowhill Baron.V,"  Wc find. that.he was successful;as���������������������������  far as the cow is concerned ior on :  August 13th, 1912, she was '-shipped *���������������������������_->.,  to him���������������������������yet there is.no-mention:of-V\  this cow's, name or .date olVshipment in thc official return givcn*onyy. .  the floor of thc House (see-Journal *"  February 17lh, 1914.);       "- -'  Vr-V V  Thc letter published by the^Ver-y   ,-  non News as under date February :   .-  1st, 1914, entitled    "Dr. Doherty'sj -V  admission," is a defense of the������������������Col-v    ,  ony Farm and Mr. Ellison in these -   7  unfortunate   transactions,   after-;a    :.  request   from  thc Auditor GcneraP-  for an explanation.   The stallion is;   ���������������������������  spoken of as a gelding and the extra    '  Pcrcheron maty is not mchlioncd.-_    j  MrTEll iMh'swa\vTr6"flicial"answcrs-i 1.7-=*���������������������������  the Legislative Assembly, February  26th, 1915, show a very improper,  state of affairs.    He says that he  paid in some round about way by  a  lien  note  the  sum  of $175  for  four cows which hc himself says  (in the samc.oflicial document) cost  the Government $1,201.  But Mr. Ellison, says these four  cows were culls. Yet they had been  bred before Jh.y-left the Colony -  Farm to two of thc premier bulls  on Ihe continent, and in the next  year's Holstein-Friesian Herd Book  1 sec five calves registered by Mr. .  Ellison from these four worthless  culls. Mr. Ellison did not pay as  much for these cows as the service  fees of these famous bulls would  have nmounlcdoto. I myself paid  $575 under thc auctioneer's hammer  for a sucking calf from one of these  bulls.  Colony Roel Luella is put down  by Mr. Ellison, in his answers on  the lloor of thc House, as a calf,  at S25, yet she had been bred to  Kor'ndvkc Bultcrboy Pride before  Mr. Ellison got her and Mr. Ellison  registered a calf as born to her  February-25th, 1913, just oyer seven  months after she was taken from  the Colony Farm to* Mr. Ellison's  ranch'in the Okanagan.  Colony Celia'Fayne is down as  a calf al $25. Her mother, Axie  DeKol Posch, had a record of 30  pounds of butter in a.week, and  was worth $1,000. She was in calf  when Mr. Ellison got her, for in  Vol. 17 of the Herd Book he registered Ellison's Ellen of Okanagan,  got bv the famous bull Rag Apple  Korndvkc VHth, whose sire was  sold for $5,000.  Meta Clothild P. had a record of  99.2 pounds of milk per day, and  was already in calf when Mr. El- THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  Thursday, April 15, 1915  lison got her, to one of the best bulls  on, the American continent, and  next year, in Vol. 17, page 81, of  the Holstein-Friesian Herd Book we  find Mr. Ellison registering a heifer  calf from her. born March 20th,  1913. This cow was put down by  Mr. Ellison in his official answers  at $75, and as a cull unlikely to  breed. She had been bred nearly  two months before he got her. She  cost the Government $-120, and a  former ���������������������������.daughter of hcr's, Colony  Mela Korndyke, was sold to Ihe  Tranquille Sanilorium for $000.  Mela Clolhilde P. was valued at  $500. Could anyone bul Mr. Ellison  have gollen her for $75? Was this  or any of Ihe money ever paid?  From Ihe Holstein-Friesian Herd  Hook I find lhal these callle were  bred bv Andrew. McKee,..Cortland,  New York; E. C.. Rindge,Cortland,  New York; A. C. Uardv, Brockville,  Ontario; I). C. Flail & Son, Hamilton, Ontario.;; Edmund Laidlaw V":  Sons, Ontario; Logan Bros., . Amherst, Nova Scotia; M. R. Horley,  Springford, Ontario, and others.  Men who are among the leading  Holstein breeders of this continent.  All the Holsleins in the shipment  were registered pedigree animals  I am confining my remarks only  lo   Mr.    Ellison's    transactions    of  June  Join  und  August  13lh,  1.912,  and will not cloud the issue by discussing    lhc    shipment    of    Shire  horses imported from Great Britain  for Mr. Ellison.   1 have seen the list  wilh valuation reduced for Mr. Ellison's   benefit   of   each    Holslein-  Friesinn   animal    (in  shipment   of  June loth, 1912) and lhe total was  $2,175, not $-175, and the cow Mela  shipped August 13, 1912, was valued  at $500  nol $75.   Now, basing the  value  from  prices obtained  al   Ihe  auction  held  November 2nd,  1912,  which were:  Average* for cows,  each..$505  Yearling heifers, each ....  300  For bulls and calves, each.  283  Mr. Ellison's shipment of callle and  horses,    .June    and    August,    were  worth under the auctioneer's hammer between $5,000 and $0,000, bul  he obtained   Ihem  privately, as he  did  Ihe shipment  of Shire horses  imported from  England, and up lo  lhe present lime I have only been  able lo hear of one animal that hc  bought at public auction  from the  Government- Farm.  Mr.  Ellison gave as his defence  at Enderby that these answers given  on  Ihe Ollicial  Votes and Proceedings paper February 20ih, 1915, on  lhe lloor of.lhe.House were nol his  own   answers,  although  he  admits  . Ihcy were given over his signature  as Minister of Agriculture.    These  answers  were  given    eleven    days  ,  after 1 had applied  lo the Premier,  for his resignation.  I sec lhal lhc editor of thc Press  has made a mistake in quoting my  remarks as to terms of sales at thc  Colony Farm. 1 have always understood lhe lerms lo be part cash  he-proudly showed them to-Okan  agan people as high class registcredc  Holsteins, which they were ��������������������������� not  "culls."  I will quote from Mr. Forster's  (the member for Columbia) speech  delivered in Victoria, March 2nd,  1915.  "One strange thing at once strikes  one in considering those" transactions and lhal is how -was it lhal  the Honorable Minister was allowed  to get these animals from the Colony Farm al such figures. I have  only heard one explanation given,  thai is, lhat the valuator was told  lo 'make a low valuation on account  of the fact lhal lhe Government  were making a.granl of $50,000 lo  the Colony Farm for the purchase  of some.horses from Great Britain.  And, if such was the reason. 1 presume lhc Hon. Minister of Agriculture must have stood over them  with a club and refused to sanction  the grant without a quid pro quo.  Hardly an elevating spectacle to  contemplate, bul 1 trust some better explanation will be forthcoming.  It seems loo deplorable a situation  lo be true, that thc Colony Farm,  about which I hear on every hand  glowing  accounts    of    their  such  by  and balance ol paymen  a nolo,    f bought one  privately   once,   for   which  cash  ancl  a I   Ihe auction  sa  wav of  _ bull  f paid  e  held  191.'* f paid pari cash and lhc balance by way of a note. The slate-  menl lhal I made al the Enderby  meeling was lo lhc effect lhal ordinary grade cows brought into the  Okanagan by thc Department of  Agriculture, were sold lo thc farmers by public auction al as high as  $200 each and the farmer had lo  pay cash before hc could lead lhc  cow away fifun the sale ring, and  farmers who said they could not  afford to pay cash Icll mc they were  refused credit by Mr. Ellison.  In reverting to Mr. Ellison's explanation and "complete vindica-  *=*���������������������������/ / a//���������������������������o-l���������������������������Iri n i selff-tic c or d i n gH o���������������������������th e=  Vernon News.-his only explanation  by way of defence is that these  transactions were unprofitable.  Gentlemen, I wish lo say lhat lhis  is no defence whatever. However,  it seems lo have been accepted''by  some of the Okanagan Conservatives, and for Iheir informalion it  can be shown lhal;  1. Mr.   Ellison  sold  bull    calves  from   these  "cull"  cattle   for  $125  each, and one voiing bull in trade to-  the value ol* $200.  2. Thai Mr. Ellison was offered  SI5(1 each for some of Ihe cull cows  which he refused and said Ihey had  cost him $300 and $101) each.  3. Thai   he   got   an   extra   Pcrcheron mare in his carload in ad-;  dilion lo Ihe disabled one and she  is nol mentioned or charged In him.  splendid slock and up-to-date methods,  and   the   very  efficient   work  Ihey have done, both  lo establish  various lines of thoroughbred stock,  which  policy   has  reacted   lo   the  great  benefit   of  the  province,   as  well as of lhc splendid way they  look after the patients in the asylum, should be under Ihe club of  lhe   Minister   of  Agricullurc,    and  obliged to comply wilh his demands  whenever Ihcy  apply  for  a grant  from   llie   Government    to    enable  Ihem to carry on their good work.  Now, when we see the Minister acting in such a way, how can we expect his  department, to   do   good  work?   Can wc expect to sec a Minister, when he is so obviously looking out for No 1, pay the proper  attention   to   the  best   interests  of  Agricullurc   in   the   province    and  inaugurate work thai will be of universal benefit  lo the  farming   and  stock-raising community?   I say so,  and it was in connection with thc  apparent  maladministration  of the  Act enforcing the compulsory tuberculin test that this mailer was first  brought   lo   my   notice.      II   was  brought  lo   my   attention   by    Mr-  Basil   Gardom   of   Dewdney,   who  owns a  valuable herd  of Holstein  callle and who complained  of the  unsatisfactory   way   in   which   Ihe  lest   was  carried  oul,  and   of  thc  arbitrary methods'adopted "in some  cases   in   condemning   to   be   destroyed,  apparently  healthy  cattle,  and   the   neglect  shown    in    other  cases,  in   not  even   inspecting the  byres,  etc.,   in  which  dairy  callle  were   kept,   much   less   lesling  the  cattle.    I will not go into the subject of the tuberculin test, as it is a  matter of controversy between thc  .h'._I"Cjst  authorities, bul i will say  lliis^ihal until the Dominion Government, or some oilier Provincial  Government of Canada, adopted the  compulsory tuberculin test for dairy  callle, ii was unwise for Ihe British  Columbia Government to do so.    Il  is a  case of fools rush  in  where  angels fear lo (read, and in the administration of lhc act as might be  expected,   we   see   many   inconsistencies."  It is true thai Mr. Ellison is owner  of the Vernon News bul il is deplorable lhat the brilliant mind displayed in the editorial columns  from lime to time in lhis paper  should be "sold for a mess of pottage" as instanced in the editorial  been much better had he refrained  from having any transactions with  lhe Colony Farm, but if every man  who has made a slight mistake of  this nature, in which nothing dishonorable is involved, is to be condemned in the language employed  by Mr. Gardom,'there would be few  men in public or private life immune from attack. All those who  appreciate fair play and decency in  politics will resenfsuch methods as  have been resorted lo by Mr. Gardom and some of his supporters.  Such tactics arc far more likely to  win friends for-Mr. Ellison than to  alienate any of thc adherents to thc  Conservative cause in this district."  of thc Vernon News of April  1915, which reads* as follows:  8th,  "The Political Situation.  "There  cale wilh  dale of  r>  i.s nothing as'yet'to indi-  an  lhe  degree of certainty thc  P*  coll at  mares  Vernon  lhat he  4. Thai I hero is a  from lhe Clydesdale  says were slerile.  5. Thai Ihe stallion which he  says would not produce a coll was  altered  on  his  arrival   al   Vernon,  and nol once used for breeding purposes because Mr. Ellison had sullicienl stallions without him. Further,  lhis stallion, according lo Ihe ollicial Journal, is down as gelding (was  Patterson  stallion)   $250.  0. Mr. Ellison sold the altered  stallion and Pcrcheron mare (not  mentioned in the official papers al  all) to a farmer for $700. From  the disabled Pcrcheron mare, also  called slerile, he since has got a  colt, by a Pcrcheron slallion.  From the foregoing, lo say  nothing of the present value of Ihe  animals received und Iheir offspring, it can be seen lhal Mr. Ellison's transaclions with lhe Government Farm were very profitable,  and anything which he says to thc  contrary is nol in accordance wilithe facts. Furthermore, after Ihe  arrival of these callle at his farm  rovinciai election,  renucr McBride sailed for England  lasl Saturday on business connected  wilh Ihe bond guarantee of lhe Pacific Great Eastern, and it is not  probable lhat any arrangements  concerning llie dissolution of Parliament .will-be made-until-his return "to "British ~Columbinr which  cannol lake place'much before the  end of Ihe monlh. It seems likely,  therefore, that the election may be  deferred until laic in May, in which  case lhe new voters' lisl, which  comes inlo force on lhe 18th of  thai month, will be used.  In lhis district nothing of importance has Iriinspired during Ihe  week. Every day, bow-ever, thai  passes, strengthens the determination of Mr. Ellison's friends lo work  wilh the utmost vigor for his return  bv ;i handsome majority. The advent of Mr. Gardom inlo the field  as an independent candidate has  served lo strengthen this feeling. II  is generally recognized lhal Mr.  Gardom i.s inspired by nothing hut  an implacable enmity towards Mr.  Ellison. Hc has no hope or expectation of being elected, but is oul  wilh lhe avowed intention of defeating Ihe regularly nominated  Conservative candidate if possible.  He will not be able to accomplish  this, but he has succeeded in interjecting an element of personal bitterness inlo Ihe campaign which all  who desire to see thc election hinge  upon reallv important issues of provincial scope cannot fail lo deplore.  As we have repeatedly stated, Mr.  Ellison has nothing lo fear from Mr.  Gardonrs attack. His record stands  without ii slain. Nobody doubts Jor  one moment his absolute integrity.  II  is admillcd  that it would have  Fair play and decency in politics.  ���������������������������It is no affair of mine as to  whether Mr. Ellison lias been honest  or dishonest in his private life in  the Okanagan. "Whal concerns me  and should everyone' who has thc  interests of thc counlry and people  al hcarl is Mr. Ellison's conduct in  public life and particularly in his  capacity as a Minister of thc Crown.  Mr. Ellison has brought this humiliation upon himself, and in no uncertain manner I submit that hc has  forfeited the right to expect the support of any honest voter, Conservative or otherwise, and lhc few men  who were in possession of thc facts  I have related and went so far as  lo condone the Minister's transaclions with the Government and assist in procuring his nomination are  culpable; they are bringing disgrace  to the country they live in and the  party they belong to.  If Mr. Ellison had had regard for  his fellow Members of Parliament  he would have resigned on the loth  of February; if he had proper respect for the great Conservative-  party he talks to you about he would  not now bring further disgrace  upon it by asking the elector to put  Ellison and his interests before  principle and party.  Immediately on hearing of Mr.  Ellison's nomination I came up here  to enter the political field as a protest against graft and dishonesty  which is undermining our business  and public life and surely destroying the credit of our fair counlry.  Will the electors of the Okanagan  be asked to sacrifice counlry, party  and principle in a futile attempt  lo whitewash lhc individual? Genllemen, break the bonds that have  bound you lo the order of things in  thc Okanagan. , Tell the wire pullers wilh their promises of patronage, bribry and boasted organization, that principle, truth and equity  shall be of-first importance in public life in British Columbia.  If you have an apple tree in your  orchard with a diseased bough do  you not prune it? Is it not better  to strengthen the tree in this manner.than lo lose'it. If-the canker  of dishonesty creeps into our public administration, is it not better  boldly lo gouge it out than seek to  cover it up?  "Playing thc Game" means protecting the parly only when they  arc running straight, and the individual who would cover up rottenness in the vain attempt at such  protection is a traitor to both party  and country.  Now that I have finished the very  unpleasant task of disclosing the  facts concerning one of Mr. Ellison's Colony Farm transactions I  will waste no lime and energy in  further discussion of thc "honesty,  integrity" and efficiency of the laic  Minister, for we have many very  serious problems confronting us today.  If thc electorate honour mc with  their confidence! intend to stand  -lirsl^and-forcmosN'or-absoluteJion--  esty    and    straightforwardness   in  public affairs.  We cannot close our eyes to  fiict lhal general conditions in  Okanagan  and  other parts of  province are I  1 shall devole  ARE YOU READING THE SIGNS?  Nothing succeeds like advertising.  England got a! .volunteer army of  two million men by advertising.  Now comes Canada with a plan to  usher in the golden age of business  by advertising.  Under the heading, "Arc You  reading the Signs of the Times?" a  national campaign is being made  throughout the Dominion for optimism and renewed prosperity.  Billboards, pamphlets"; newspapers  and placards are being used to urge  "more production, less speculation,'  "more individual action," and continued buying.  "Be a Patriot. Business First;  Talk War if You Will," is the subtitle of one pamphlet that is used  widely. -"Good business waits only  on a proper state of mind. -Optimism is the hand maiden of bustling  times. Remember that your optimism is contagious.  "It will radiate from yoii to .your  salesmen, from your salesmen to  your clients, and the result will be  increased effort and more prosperity than ever before. Each individual must get his business 'hoop  rolling. Prosperity will set in unconsciously and quickly.  "Don't wait for some one else to  take the initiative���������������������������by so doing  you handicap the crowd and retard  business. Every patriot must start:  Contagious confidence, contagious  co-operation, contagious sanity, and  contagious big business will result."  *"*-#'?'���������������������������������������������  PREACHERS AND EDITORS  the  the  the  ar from satisfactory.  my best energies to  iin earnest endeavour to place agriculture on a revenue producing  basis by bellcrmenl of market conditions, supervision of transportation, encouragement of creameries,  canning factories and pork packing  establishments, also lo stimulate the  lumber industry, one of lhe greatest  of our provincial interests,-which  is id present operating under some  disadvantage; and will assist in  bringing forward and supporting all  measures lending to increase production.  An editor is supposed to be the  mosl criticised man on earth, but a  parson has just been putting in a  word for the clergymen, claiming  that they are the most miserable of  the sons of men. He says: "Thc  preacher has a hard time. If his  hair is gray he is old. If he has ten  children he has.loo many. If he  has none, he should have, and isn't  setting a good example. If his "wife*,  sings.in thc choir she.is presuming.  If she doesn't she isn't interested in  her husband's work. If a preacher  reads from his notes hc is a bore. If  hc speaks extemporaneously, he is  not deep.enough." If hc stays at  home in his study hc doesn't mix  enough with the^people. If hc is  seen around thc streets he ought to  be at home gelling up a good sermon. If hc calls on some poor family, hc is playing to thc gallery. If  hc calls at the home of the rich, hc  is an aristocrat. Whatever he docs,  some one could have told him how  to do it better. He has a fine time  living off donations that never come  in, and promises that never mature.  Next to being an editor, the preacher's life is an awful snap."  SYNOPSIS Of COAL MINING REGULATIONS  Coal mining rights of the Dominion in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the  Northwest -Territories and a portion  of the Province of British Columbia,  may be leased for a term of twenty-  one years al ah annual rental of $1  an acre. Not more than 2500 acres  will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be  made by thc applicant in person to  the Agent of'sub-Agent of the district in which rights applied for are  situated.  In surveyed territory the land  must be described by sections, or  legal sub-divisions of sections, and  in unsurvcyed territory thc tract  applied for shall be staked out by  the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee* of $5 which will be  refunded if' thc rights applied for  are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of thc mine at the  rate of five cents per ton^  The person voperatingv the mine  shall furnish the Agent wilh sworn  returns accounting for the full  quantity of merchantable coal  mined and pay the royalty thereon.  If the coal mining rights are not  operated, such returns should ' be  furnished at least once a year. .  The lease will include the coal  mining rights only, but the lessee  may be permitted to purchase what-  ever available surface rights as may  be considered necessary for the  working of tlie mine, at the rate of  $10 an acre.      '        ,t  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of  the Department,of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.    *���������������������������'  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the.Interior.  N.B.--Unauthbrizcd publication f  lhis advertisement will not be paid  for.  ~       NOTICE.  RUSSIA'S WANTS ARE MODEST  =-Vr_hc-^Congrcss^ofJlepresentati-V.es  of the Nobility, now holding its annual sessions in Petrograd, has unanimously adopted the following  resolution: "Thc vital interests of  Russia require full possession of  Constantinople and both shores of  the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles  and the adjacent islands."  In the Matter of the Land Registry  Act: and in the Mailer of Lot 7,  Block 42, Map 211 A; City ofEn-  . derby.  Take notice that. I shall, at the  expiration of one monlh from the  date of the first publication of this"  notice issue'-a Certificate of-Indefeasible-. Title to the above Lot in  the name of Okanagan  Saw Mills  Limited''unless valid objection, in.,  writing be made to mc in thc mean- '.  time. -*      "       -*- :      "   ;.  The holders of the following documents in respect of the said-Lot  are required lo deliver the same to'  me forthwith: namely���������������������������  Conveyance, daled July 29, 1891, ������������������  T.McKay Laiiibly and Robert Lamb-"  ly to John Edward Crane.  Conveyance, dated May 11th,  1892, John Edward Crane to Henry  John Scott.  Conveyance, daled June 20th,  1904, Henry John Scott to William  Tomkinson.  Conveyance, dated January 12th,  1912, John Henry Carefoot to Walter Robinson.  Dated at Kamloops, B.C., this 1st  day of April, A.D., 1915.  C H. DUNBAR,  District Registrar.  Are-yowL  Butter Wraps  running low? -  Better order some now  THE WALKER PRESS  Needless lo say, al the present  critical period I am in favour of  practicing the strictest economy in  the expenditure of all public monies  wilh a view lo carefully conserving  the credit and good name of our  fair province. It may be pointed  out that al the present time I am  in the light alone, with no organization behind me, and it will be encouraging if those who sympathize  with the stand I am taking will  come out inlo the open and declare  themselves.  Yours faihfully,  BASIL GARDOM.  Vernon, B. C, April 15, 1915.  Sheriffs Sale  Under and by virtue of a Warrant of Execution to me directed  against the goods and chattels of A. W. Barnum at the suit of  the Okanagan Saw Mills, Limited, I have seized and, will sell  at the Barnum Poultry Ranch near Enderby, British Columbia,  on Friday, April 16th, at the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon all the right, title, and interest of the said A. W. Barnum  in the following goods and chattels or sufficient to satisfy the  judgment thereunder.  FOR SALE OR TRADE���������������������������No. 2 and  3 Chatham incubators; in good  shape; $12.00 each. Also 50 feel  of lawn hose, nearly new, $3. Will  trade for calves or pigs or anything useful. J. Gardner, Box 40,  Enderby.  Every man is divinity in disguise,  a god playing th fool.���������������������������Emerson. ,���������������������������  1 Roll Top Desk  1 Range  1 Heater  Line  Pots, Pans, Etc.  1 Bed and Bedding  1 Set of Sprays  12 Colony Houses  16 Drinking Fountains  1 Cultivator  1 Feed Cooker  125 Cords Wood  1 Wire Cable  Egg Cabinet  Feed Bin and 1 Tent.  S. A. H. BREW, Deputy Sheriff $  4  Thursday, April 15, 1915  THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  i'ROttS-XL.  YE_a_ST  MAKES PERFECT BREAD  TELEPHONE EARNINGS  According to the 1914 Blue Book,  the Okanagan Telephone Company  Lid., had in 1914 a total of 1502  telephones in use. Thc revenue for  that year was $01,493.76, and operating expenses $34,479.72, jusl over  $22 per phone. The campany employed a staff of fifty, with an  average yearly remuneration of  $501.31. In round figures the company's wire mileage is 2,770 urban  and 720 rural.  Assailing an Unassailable Position  on the Political Platform in Enderby  i  Where Sugar Pine Grows  A single sugar pine tree which  was cut in trespass in-,the Stanislaus  National Forest, in California,  yielded more than enough actual  lumber to build a good-sized suburban frame house. The tree scaled  18,933 board feet, containing sufficient lumber to build a two-foot  board walk nearly two miles long,  and was valued at almost $100 on  tbe stump.  So great was the demand for  the Press last week that we found it  necessary to print an additional 300  copies. And still the demand for  the account of the "cull cattle" _ord  Conservative meeting is unsatisfied.  Wc are therefore reprinting the account of thc meeting below. It is  evident thai thc people of the Okanagan arc somewhat more interested in this cattle case lhan our  politicians like to believe.  OF CANADA  With Cash in the Bank  You Can Buy to  Advantage  . You know how everything  costs more when you have to buy  on credit. Why not practice self-  denial for a while if necessary,y  openVa Savings Account in the  Union Bank of Canada, and,  with the money... in. hand, buy aty.  Cash* prices ?'" The discounts .will  help to swell your bank balance,  and you will have a good start  towards financial independence.  Enderby Branch,      J. W. GILLMAN, Manager  SECRET SOCIETIES  A Conservative meeting was held  in the Enderby Opera House Tuesday evening. The object in calling  thc meeting was apparently to give  Mr. Ellison an opportunity to explain that historical cattle deal with  thc Colony. Farm. Mr. Basil Gardom,  the man responsible for bringing  the unpleasant transaction to light,  arrived in Enderby Tuesday morning and appeared al the meeting.  Thc opera house was fairly well  filled. It was not what one could  call an enthusiastic audience, but  a goodTnatured one���������������������������and well chat  it' was. It was apparent, however,  that every man -in the audience  entered the hall with a certain prejudice for one man or the other,  and when the meeting closed he  carried that prejudice away with  him somewhat accentuated.  The meeting was somewhat of a  "corker" with the accent on the  first syllable if not tooth syllables.  The "unassailable position" of Air.  Ellison was assailed from even-  point. It was none of your trench  warfare either. It was all in the  open, with everybody in dead earnest yet with enough humor in it all  to save the situation.  Mr. Chas. Little, of Mara, occupied the chair, and tactfully allowed the meeting to drift along  with the stream so as to avoid the  rocks. There were some cow bells  present���������������������������very appropriate to the  occasion���������������������������but these, for the most  part, were kept pretty well under  cover. On taking the chair Mr.  Little's preliminary remarks were  pacific to a degree, and precluded  all thought of any disturbance in  the china shop. Mr. Gardom was  given half an hour in which to address ��������������������������� the meeting, with a further  courtesy .granted of~-15 minutes';in  which to reply to any statement that  Mr. ' Ellison might make, with the  closing of the meeting to be left" to  Mr-.-Ellison.,    - ���������������������������. "V V   ���������������������������  Mr. Gardom's Statement  six months after she was taken  from the Colony Farm to Mr. Ellison's ranch in the Okanagan.  "Colony Celia Fayne is down as a  calf at $25. Her mother had a rec-  of 30 pounds of butter in a  week, ahdWas worth $1000. She  was in calf when Mr. Ellison got her  for ih Vol. 17 of the Herd Book hc  registered Ellison's Ellen of Okanagan, got by the famous bull Bag  Apple Korndyke Vllth, whose sire  was sold for $5,000.  "Meta Clothild P. had a record of  99.2 pounds of milk per day, and  was already in calf when Mr. Ellison got her, to one of the most famous bulls on the American continent, and the next year, in Vol. 17,  page 81, of thc Holstein Friesian  Herd Book wc find Mr. Ellison registering a heifer calf from her, born  March 26th, 1913. This cow was  put down by Mr. Ellison at $75, ancl  as a cull. She cost the Government $420.  "Mr. Ellison tells us on the order  paper that the valuation was put  upon these ,cattle by thc medical  superintendent and head herdsman  of the Colony Farm. I am in a position to say that no such valuations  as Mr. Ellison states in his answers  were set by the head herdsman. I  have seen- the valuations set for the  cattle, and can say that the cattle  which Mr. Ellison says were valued to him at $475, were really valued by the herdsman at $2,175."  bought  not  see  cattle I  go to the  Do you  A.F.&A.M.  Enderby   Lodge     No.' 40  Regular     meetings     first  Thursday on or affer the  full moon at 8 p. m. til Odd  fellows    Hall.        Visritihi  brethren cordially  _  invited  JNO. WARWICK  Secretary  ENDERBY   LODGE  No. 35, K. of P.  Meets every Monday evening  in K. of P. Hall.   Vi.it6rg cordially invited to attend.  =^^=KrH^CRANB. C.^C.   T. H. CALDER, K.R.S.  R. J. COLTART. M.P.  Hall suitable ferConcerts, Dances and all public  entertainments.    For rates, etc., address,  R. N. BAILEY. Enderby  PROFESSIONAL  D  R. C. J. McCULLOUGH,  DENTIST  Hours,'9 to 12 and 1 to 5.  By appointment only  Poison Block, at bridge.     Enderby  ^C. SKALING, B. A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  Money to Loan  Bell Blk. Enderby, B.C.  ****s*+*&****w>*  E. J. Mack  Livery, Feed & Sale Stables;  ENDERBY, B.C.  Good Rigs;  Careful Drivers; Draying of all kinds.  Comfortable and Commodious Stabling for teams.  Auto for Hire  Prompt attention to all customers  Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give us a ferial.  In his opening remarks, Mr. Gardom showed some disinclination to  approach the subject uppermost in  his mind.   He-confined his remarks  to reading a letter written by him to  the Vancouver News-Advertiser, explaining his entry into the  arena  against   Mr.   Ellison..   He   had   no  quarrel with the Conservative party  but was in the field to expose the  Colony Farm 'transactions in which  he claimed Mr. Ellison was guilty  of misconduct as a minister of the  Government and untrue to the con--  fidence reposed in him by the electors  of   the   Okanagan.    He  read  from thc official proceedings of the  Provincial House the questions and  answers given in the House in connection wilh Mr. Ellison's transaction with lhe. Colony Farm.   In one  of these official records, when similar  questions  were  asked  in  the  House, Mr. Ellison's answers gave  -in=on&-lunip-the=sum=paid=b-y=_him_  by a. certain promissory note for  certain  cattle and  certain  "young  stuff," without naming any of the  pedigreed cattle or the 'young stuff.'  These answers were given at 1914  session of the legislature.    In the  session of 1915 he himself had prepared questions covering the same  transaction but specifically naming  lhc callle as found registered in the  Holstein herd book of Canada. The  answers in  the official journal -of  1914   give   thc   prices   as,   "Cattle,  $300," and "Young stuff, $250." In  the journal  of 1914, Mr.  Gardom  read the prices paid by other buyers of slock from the Colony Farm.  These prices, for callle sold to Bcv.  Andrew McDonald, Ladysmith, B.C.,  (eight head) are given opposite the  name  of  each   animal,  as  "$500,"  "$500,"    "$500,"    "$500,"    "$400,"  "$400," "$200," and "$400."   In the  ollicial journal of 1915 we find the  answers  given   over  Mr.   Ellison's  signature,   and   that   he   paid   in  some round  about way by a lien  note the sum of $175 for four cows  which hc says (in the same document)  cost the Government $1,201.  "But Mr. Ellison says these were  culls. Yet they had been bred before they left the Colony Farm to  two of the premier bulls on the  continents and in the next year's  Holstein Friesian Herd Book I see  five calves registered from these  'worthless' culls. Mr. Ellison  not pay as much for these cows as  the service fees of these famous  bulls would have amounted to. I  myself paid $575 under the auctioneer's hammer for a suckling calf  from one of these bulls."  "Colony Roel Luella is put down  by Mr. Ellison, in his answers on the  floor of the House, as a calf at $25,  yet she had been bred to Korndyke  Butterboy Pride before Mr. Ellison  got her and Mr. Ellison registered a  calf as born to her ,Feb. 25; 1913,  Mr. Ellison's Statement  Mr. Ellison took the platform the  moment Mr. Gardom stepped down.  He launched into the cattle subject  somewhat apologetically, but with  evident determination to make the  best of a bad deal.   He ridiculed the  idea that he had ever been guilty of  wrong doing.   The Colony Farm, he  said, was not under the Department  of Agriculture, therefore he could  not have used the people's money  to buy the cattle and then sell them  to  himself at  the  reduced  prices  stated.   He visited thc Colony Farm  but had no intention of buying the  cattle.   Thc .cattle-he got,from the  farm were culls of the worst type.  He bought them because they were  culls.- He did not sec them until he  saw,them on his ranch in the Okanagan.' They'were not the cattle he  had  spoken ,:fdr.    Hex,was greatly  disappointed in them.    They, had  not' come up'.to his-,expectations.  "A thief is notmade in a night,"  said Mr." Ellison,V"ancl  I '.'am sure  that you will not turn down a man  who* has served you for 17 ycars  with   no -further   charges   against  him than those put up by thc man  who is my opponent in this election.   I am the.legal nominee of the  Conservative  convention,  and   ask  the support of all Conservatives in  Enderby district.   You have always  given me a handsome majority and  I am  sure, you  will  do  so  again.  I am as innocent as any of you,  gentlemen, in.this cattle transaction.  The   cows   were   very   indifferent  animals.    It  doesn't  matter  about  the $2000, or $500 prices mentioned  as .what they were worth or cost the  Government.   I tell you, gentlemen,  they  were   culls���������������������������rvery  indifferent  cows.    I did sell two or.three of  the calves from these cows at $125  apiece, but I tell you, gentlemen, it  cost me a good $10 a month to raise  these calves, and they were worlh  all I sold them for."  Here a voice from thc audience  wanted, to know of_Mr. Ellison if  it cost Kim-$10 a mor!tlf~to~raistr  each calf, did it not cost the Government Farm as much to keep thc  mothers of these calves before he  got them at $25 and $50 and $75  apiece?  "I have a hundred cows on my  ranch better than those sent me  from the Colony Farm. I fear  nothing that any man has to say  against me. I value my reputation  thcsam.e as any of.you gentlemen  value yours. I am not afraid of the  verdict you will give on election  day."  Regarding his resignation, Mr.  Ellison said hc wired it in to Sir  Richard McBride from Salmon Arm  on his way home from Victoria on  the day that the House prorogued.  He resigned because he found thc  duties of the oflice too arduous for  him to attend to.  Mr. Ellison was kept busy for  some time explaining how he was  not responsible for the answers  given over his signature on the order paper of the legislative proceedings. The answers were made  by olher officials, he said, in lhe  Colony Farm department.  Mr. Ellison was asked how much  he would take for the callle hc. had  bought from thc Colony Farm for  $475. His reply was a request for  the enquirer to come down to his  ranch and sec them. "The cow  did that I gave $250 for is condemned,  so those J said were culls are still  culls, gentlemen."  Mr. Heggie: "Will you tell the  meeting whv you bought those  cows, Mr. Ellison?"  "I bought them because they  were being weeded out, gentlemen."  "Then you bought them because  they were culls. Wc who have  known you a long time, Mr. Ellison,  cannot be expected to believe that.  It is not the way you do things  generally."  I "I have told you why  them, genllemen. I did  them. They were not thc  expected to get. I did not  Colony Farm to buy them,  believe me, gentlemen?"  Cries of "No," "No," "No."  "Some of those which you say  were sucklirig calves, when you  bought them, wc learn from thc  herd book had calves six months  after you got them? It must be the  climate up here is responsible?"  Mr. Gardom's Reply  Mr.  Ellison   parried   the   thrusts  as deftly as possible and wilh not  a little good humor, showing how  well he has learned thc art of platform  speaking.    On  thc contrary,  Mr. Gardom, who retook thc spot  light, showed an exuberance of fire  and earnestness, but fell  short in  humor and sauvity.   He hit hard in  his reply to Mr. Ellison's explanation of the cattle deal.   He said nc  would gladly go into thc question  of platform and what hc proposed  to do for the people of the Northern  Okanagan,  if elected,  at  his  own  meeting in the near future.   What  he believed the people of this riding  are   particularly   intcrcstd   in  just now is whether Mr. Ellison has  proved himself a fit person-- to be  again entrusted with the important  duty of representing thc riding.   Hc  claimed that he had forfeited thc  right to carry the'prefix 'honorable'  to his name, and he charged Mr.  Ellison with having been untrue to  lhe trust reposd in him.   He questioned whether Mr. Ellison had .ever  paid a cent on thc cattle. . Certainly  he did not pay one dollar down on  the .purchase  of them,   for hc  so  states in his answers on thc floor of  the House.    This-is not the usual  way of doing things when any of  the farmers of the Province go to  the Colony Farm to purchase these  fine-bred  animals.    They  have  to  buy them at*auction; tliey go to thc  highest bidder,  and for cash.    II  does not matter who the buyer, thc  cash must be paid down.   He said  Mr. Ellison did not buy in this way.  He went in by the back door and  took the. cattle.    And  he says he  paid for them in a round about way  by a certain mysterious lien note.  He said Mr. Ellison could hardly  hope to pull the wool over the peo-.  pie's eyes as hc was. attempting .to  do.   He had read from certain papers, it was true, as Mr. Ellison has  stated, but: what,hie had read .was  Mr.-Ellison's own. statements, made,  in   answer..;to   'specific  'questions,  asked and answered-on the; floor -of  the House, and,he .wanted ,to.know  if that wasn't pretty good authority  for the charges made.    .  Question: "Wouldn't you buy  $150,cows for $25 if you,had the  chance." .  "If I could buy them in a straight  sale, yes; but I would not go in ny  the backdoor and take them."  Mr. Ellison's Reply  In his reply to Mr. Gardom's. re-  I marks,  Mr.  Ellison's  keynote  was  I "judge me as you would be judged  yourself."   All of us make mistakes,  in private and public life.   If (anyone had any desire to get into political life, he would advise them to  stay out.    No man  can know thc  sins hc is gulity of until he gets inlo  politics.   He repeated that thc valuations on the order paper were not  his valuations.   It was true that thc  Government has always demanded  cash from .the farmers when they  purchased at the Government auction sales.   The Government needed  the money then to buy more stock  to^supplv=-mor--^fai'mcrs.  Question: "But, Mr. Ellison, did  BOSS LAYING STRAIN  Mr. P. E. Shurtlein, a bricklayer  of Binghampton, N. Y., who keeps  a chicken farm, just to have someone   else  laying  for  him,  has  an  amazing   pullet   in   Gwendolyn,   a  Black Minorca, which lays puzzles  and  seems  to  be  a  natural  coop  shell .worker.   For days Mr. Shurtlein  has been  undecided  whether  to boast of Gwendolyn or knock her  head off, but the olher day she layed  a   ten-inch mystery,  which  would  seem to make the latter course reasonable.      For a considerable time  Gwendolyn has been kept in a separate coop lo see if it was possible  to get her mind on her work.   Each  day Mr. Shurtlein has hurried home  from work to see what had devel-'  oped���������������������������expecting   almost   anything..  He has found gray eggs, eggs with  mosaic work   on   them, diamond-  shaped eggs and two-cylinder eggs,  and he has been waiting patiently  to discover one plush-lined, with a  bit of statuary in it or a note from  a lost sailor.  The other day he found a ten-  inch ,egg in Gwendolyn's apartr  ment, and on breaking it he found,  instcadof a yolk, another perfectly  formed egg, shell and all. He broke  this and within found,, instead of a -  yolk, another egg of smaller diameter, with.a heavy shell. By this  time Mr. Shurtlein was willing to  break anything'" including GwenV  dolyn's neck, so he broke the new .  obstruction and found���������������������������no, not a  flatiron, as one might expect, but a  regular.egg yolk.     . ,  Mr. Shurtlein has no idea what'is  the matter with Gwendolyn or why ���������������������������  she persists in overdoing everything, but he is determined that she.,  shall do no more reading of heavy  subjects. Hc believes her merely  inattentive. ������������������������������������������������������ "V  CANADA'S MEN ON THE WAY  not the Government need the money  as much when you bought your  cattle, as they needed it from thc  poorer farmers?"  Mr. Ellison closed by telling the  audience that he was never in such  close touch or in so complete accord with thc Government as now,  and hc asked thc support of the  electors that he might be vindicated  of the charges-that had been laid,  and in view of thc record he had  made in his 17 years' service in thc  interests of the people of thc Okanagan.  LUMBER BUSINESS LOOKING UP  Thc French Government is stated  to be asking for 500,000,000 feet of  lumber, and tenders on this quantity have', it is reported, already  been sent from thc Pacific Coast  mills to Paris. The lumber will  probably be used for thc reconstruction of farm houses in that  country which have been devastated  by the war. The demand from the  United Slates for lumber has also  increased materially during the past  few months, and it is stated that the  rebuilding of Europe will give employment to thc Pacific Coast mills  for several ycars lo come.  This is the title given ,a; picture."  that wilF for-many years tocomeV  bea highly prized treasure., It. is aV  photographic reproduction* showing";  they,32,000-'men" of: Canada's ..first:  'contingent breaking-camp andlonJ  the march"lo join the..Continental  'forces.  .It* shows miles^.and, miles-  of the white tents and the marching  men.    It is a most inspiring" sight.  The size is 20x40. inches, all ready  for framing.   This picture is owned  by the Family Herald and Weekly  Star,-of Montreal, an'd a "copy-is. being presented to all subscribers' to ���������������������������  that  great   family   weekly,   whose,  subscription of one dollar a year is  received from this date for a.limited period.  Has a man gained anything who  received a hundred favors and rcn-y  dercd none?  If you would be a man, speak  what you think today in words as  hard as cannon balls, and tomorrow  speak what tomorrow thinks in  .bard__^__?j_t_s_again,_ though_it._con^  tradicts everything you said  ���������������������������Emerson.  today.  For everything we gel something  is taken away. For whatever is  taken away something is given.  A mind might ponder its thought  for ages, and not gain so much self-  knowledge as the passion of love  would teach in a day.  To be  stood.  great is to be misundcr-  IS AT HAND  Book orders now to insure  prompt attention. Painting, Kalsomining, Paper-  nanging.   w������������������0xrkllhop noar City Hal,  C. G. PIPER, City Decorator  0. K. Baiter  Baths in connection  H. IIENDRICKSON, Proprietor  Next lhe Fulton Block, Enderby  BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME  At thc least cost and risk by planting your gardens and orchards with  our Roses, Ornamental and Fruit  Trees, grown only in B. C., at our  well-known RIVERSIDE NURSERIES, at Grand Forks. No order too  large or too small.  For prices and particulars apply  H. E. C. Harris,      Enderby  '���������������������������"*.*'  *, v        "V, _ I '  i* ''*V ' ".������������������'���������������������������_I  v"- i \  THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  Thursday, April 15, 1915  AGRICULTURAL LOANS IN B. C.  Fifteen million dollars is the limit  of lhe first bond issue for agricultural credits as proposed in the  British Columbia legislation recently passed by the Provincial Government.  The constitution of an agricultural credit commission and the detailing of lhe proposed system of  agricultural credits is covered in  Part 1 of the bill.  Loans under this Acl arc to be of  three classes, short-dated loans of"  3 to 10 years, long-dated loans of  20 to 30 1-2 years, and single-season  loans. The conditions on which an  application for a loan is lo be considered are:  (a) The value of the security  offered, estimated on the basis of  agricultural productiveness as hereinafter provided;  (b) The desirability of the proposed loan for any of the purposes  described in the last preceding section;  (c) In the case of an individual  borrower, the ability of thc applicant lo make a fair living for himself and his family from the farm-  given them to enforce rules to improve the. conditions under which  dairy  products   are   handled  and  sold.  Part 7 reconstitutes the board of  horticulture and very complete provisions for the regulation and protection of the fruit industry are  made.  No definite announcement has  been made by lhe Government as to  when the Agricultural Loans Acl  will come inlo force, bul provision  is made so lhal lhe Lieutenant-  Governor can put in into force al  any time convenient for the Government.  CARE IN HANDLING FRUIT  OKANAGAN UNITED GROWERS  The Central Board of Directors of  lhe Okanagan Uniled Growers  makes lhe statement in the Vernon  News as follows: "Al the annual  meeting of the shareholders of this  company, held in Vernon lasl week,  a vole was taken to ascertain the  feeling of the shareholders about  lhe reappointment of Mr. Robertson  as general manager. The voting  showed 13 against and 12 in favor  ing of his land, when improved as!0r tnc re-appointment. The figures  proposed by means of the loan ap-;s]10u](j iuive been 12 in favor of the  plied for, and afler having paid in-1 rc-appoiiitment and 11 against it.  tercsl and amortization charges or j [t was discovered after the meeting  other payments as required under, lnat iw0 0r those who voted were  the mortgage; not. legally entitled to do so."  (d) In the case of an association Tnc future policy of thc Growers,  that the association is solvent andas adopted at the meeting held last  has adequate earning powers, and Wcek, is as follows:  that its records, methods, investments and management arc satisfactory ol the commission;  (e) . That lhe granting of the  proposed loan for lhe specified purpose in lhe opinion of thc commission will be of economic benefit  to the borrower.  In addition lo loans on pre-emptions or on purchased lands of the  Province, it is proposed lo make  loans on homesteads or purchases  from the Dominion, wilhin the  Province of British Columbia, provided* the government of Canada  shall agree lo and carry oul certain  provisions and regulations laid  down by lhe Act.  Thc rate.of  interest charged  on  loans shall be determined from lime  lo time, and in the case of each respective loan shall be the rale for  the time being prescribed, and thc  basis   for  fixing  the  rale  shall   as  nearly as practicable be Ihe adoption of a rale which.shall exceed  by not more than 1 per ccnl. per annum  llie rale actually paid  by lhc  commission    on    lhc    net    amount  realized from the sale of securities  by which Ihe funds for Ihe purpose  of the commission have been raised.  By the provisions of Part 2.all the  existing    farmers'    institutes    and  other associations in the Provi ice,  and any others lo be formed, come  under the new Acl, being incorporated  without capital shares, much  as the benevolent societies.  Part 3 provides for the formation  of  associations  with  share  capital  for     co-operative     or     associated  .<__���������������������������( v-v-y-in g-o luo-l^-va ni o u.s_a cli-VJ-li.es_i.n_  farm   production.  Part -I provides for the formation  of district or central exchanges of  associations formed under Pari 3.  This is a reconstruction of the present system applied lo fruit-growers'  exchanges.  Part 5 comprises general clauses  covering   lhc   conduct   of   associa  tions  under  Part   2  and "3  of  thc  Acl.  Pari 0 provides for lhe appointment of inspectors, and powers are  1. That earnest efforts be made  to arrange a working basis wilh our  competitors as lo selling policy and  prices.  2. To have one warehouse on the  prairies and one or more representatives, the number to be increased  as business warrants, and that at  Vancouver we have our own representative, with necessary equipment lo be obtained as required.  3. That wc sell our own goods.  4. That garden truck and early  soft rfuits be placed direct with thc  retail trade by our own salesmen so  far as possible.  5. That we sell our main carload  crop chiefly lo thc regular wholesale trade on an f.o.b. shipping  point basis.  6. That no goods unsold be  shipped oul except lo our own salesmen.  7. That cheaper packages be  used especially in handling orchard  run or off varieties of apples. Baskets will also be used in making ex-  perimenlal shipments of soft fruits,  early'apples and crab apples.  S. That our export markets be  extended.  9. That expenses in the Central  be reduced lo thc lowest point possible consistent with efficiency.  10. Thai lhc Local Associations  be requested to exercise such supervision over expenses as will ensure  the maximum of efficiency for thc  minimum of cost.  The fruit growers of British Columbia have petitioned the express  companies, through the secretary of  the B. C. Fruit Growers' Association  to issue the following notice, and  cause it lo be conspicuously posted  on the inside of the sliding doors  in all express cars in use during the  shipment of soft and perishable  fruit ancl also on the inside of the  sliding doors to express, or warehouse rooms at stations: i!  NOTICE  Express station agents ancl others  handling extra perishable fruits,  such as berries, tomatoes, plums  and peaches, in transit arc respectfully rcpucsled to observe lhc following rules:  1. -Take firm hold,on the package when shifting or moving it  from place to place.  2. In handling avoid tilling the  package beyond '15 degrees from  its horizontal position.  3. Never let go your firm grip on  the package till it is gently placed  in its place (a dropping jar to a  crate of ripe, juicy strawberries,  raspberries, peaches or tomatoes  will easily knock 25c of value out  of it.)  4. Pile crate firmly in express  cars or on trucks lo avoid rocking  motions. These motions on a long  journey will reduce value of goods  from cine half till worth less than  express charges.  5. Always have in mind that the  effects of damage lo goods by unskillful, thoughtless handling never  slops till part of il gravitates right  back to you, ancl effects your economic progress, although you never  thought of it.  6. All persons having interests  in fruit of any kind observing careless violation of the above rules  will confer a favor upon the Company as well as thc public, by taking such notes as will enable thc  ollicials of the Company to trace  the violation to the guilty parly.  All such notes should be addressed to the division superintendent respective of the place of  occurrence where records arc kept  and employees scored for their inefficiency.  _?3  -=-  ���������������������������Wt^l  Special  Genuine  Order  /A   \   "' V  * y   1    ^i^^  Semi-ready  ���������������������������Tailoring  Tailoring  jf  HJ]  ���������������������������  ���������������������������  s  \l  1  As thc war progresses, foodstuffs  are going lo soar in price, higher  and still higher. Eggs arc now as  cheap as they will he this season,  so preserve them NOW.  The Enderby Egg-Circle can supply yon with first-class eggs for  preserving. Orders are pouring in  and will be filled in rotation. Don'l  delay or you will be disappointed.  OII, DEAR; OII, DEAR  Wean and.vou'rc-callcd a..babv.;_���������������������������  Laugh and you're called a fool;  Yield and you're called a coward;  Stand and you're called a mule;  Smile and they call you silly;  Frown and they call you gruff;  Put on a front like a millionaire  And some guy calls your bluff.  An exchange says death comelh  to every man who does nol pay for  his paper, and Peter lets no one  Ihrough the pearly gales unless he  can produce a receipt from the  editor.  We Have the Very  rs Qbtiie-P  LAND   REGISTRY   ACT  Application  0245F and  G24GF.  re. Lot 9, Block 13, Map 211a, 1st  Addition to Enderby, less easterly  22 feet 7!_ inches thereof and re.  easterly 22 feet 71/_ inches of said  Lot.  NOTICE is hereby given that I  shall al the expiration of one month  from lhe dale of Ihe first publication hereof issue Certificates of Indefeasible Title to thc above-mentioned hinds in the names of Elizabeth Poison and Henry Hen.drick-  son respectively, unless in thc  meantime valid objection is made  lo me in writing. The holder of the  following documents relating to,  inter alia, thc said lands, namely,  Conveyance daled 13th September, 1897, from Oliver Harvey to  William Hancock of inter alia,  above.J a nds, \s__ req u i red to deli vcr  same lo mc forthwith.          Dated al the Land Registry Office,  Kamloops,  B.C.,   this  12lh  day  of  Suits Made to Order in  Four Days  <_ 300 patterns to choose from���������������������������All imported  British Worsteds, Serges, Cheviots, Vicunas,  Tweeds and Homespuns���������������������������The richest collection of weaves ever shown.  ���������������������������I Wc have secured the sole right to sell Semi-ready  Special Order Tailoring���������������������������hand-tailored clothes made  by specialists in fine tailoring���������������������������20 different styles  in thc Album of Fashion.  C| It takes exactly four days at thc shops to finish a  suit, and we guarantee satisfaction and an accurate  fit without a try-on.  Values from $18 up.  Enderby Supply Company  Enderby, B. C.  We can supply you with the following  brands of Flour:  Royal Household  Centennial  Strong Baker  A good supply of Cerials  Glenora  Varsity  Hungarian  Feed of Various Kinds  We have a supply of SEED GRAIN on hand; 0 also CLOVER,  TIMOTHY and ALFALFA and SMALL SEEDS.  TEECE & SON,  We deliver to any part of the city  Old Poison Mercantile  Block, Enderby,  April, 1915.  C.  H.  DUNBAR,  District Registrar.  Screen Doors and Windows, Screen Wire Cloth, Wire Meat  Sales, P.e.Vigerators, Garden Tools of all kinds, Poultry Netting.  If you cannot call, write. We will send lhe goods by Parcel  Post, Express or Freight.  Bring along your repairs.  iWIllill^  Something  particularly  SPECIAL  in  fine  Crockery  and  Glassware  CALL OF THE WOODS  Thc woods arc calling mc today  I hear the whispering trees;  They call to me now from bough to  bough  Thai sway with the gentle breeze.  Thc woods arc calling me today  l_or__summ e_i__i.s_.cl rawi n g.near.:   With   leafy   bowers   ancl   fragrant  llowcrs  That arc to mc most clear.  The woods arc calling mc today  In the morning fresh and bright,  So I'll not delay, but hasten away  In thc earliest morning light.  The woods arc calling mc today,  They are calling you as well;  So come let's away at the break of  "-���������������������������clay ��������������������������� '-������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������..  To the shade of thc leafy dell.  WANT ADS  Am prepared to take sewing by  day, or general housework. Beatrice  Roberson, Enderby.  SEED FIELD PEAS for sale; 4%c  per" pounllr"f^b"tb7^M  Gray, Mara, B.C.  COWS FOR SALE-Two milch cows  rising 7 years; good milkers; well  broken and gentle; in calf to our  pure-bred Ayrshire bull, Bessie's  Model (20938) due to freshen on  or about March-26th and 29th respectively. Apply to R. J. Col-  tart, Enderby. m28-2t  J. E. Crane, Prop.  ii  Meat Lunches, 25c  Ice Creams  Misses Jameson & Loggin  SETTING EGGS FOR SALE���������������������������From  pure-bred White Leghorns, $1.50  per setting of 13; from first-cross  Wyandotte ancl White Leghorns,  $1.00 per setting of 13; all from  2-year-old birds. Lawes, Enderby  Heights.  NO.l DUCK EGGS FOR HATCHING  Pure-bred While Pekin; $1.00 per  setting of 11 eggs. Mrs. John  McKay, Waterside, Enderby.   a31  MATERNITY NURSING. Mrs.West,  Enderby. m4-tf  Now is the Time  to Order Your  Customer's Own Material Made  Up.        Prices from $15.00 up.  Cleaning, Pressing & Repairing.  A. E. WEST  Ladies' ancl Gents' Tailor.  Fresh Meats  If you want prime, fresh meats, we  have them. Our cattle are grain-fed  and selected by our own buyers fron  the richest feeding grounds in Alberta, and are killed and brought to the  meat block strictly FRESH.  We buy first-hand for spot cash, ���������������������������  can give you the best price possible  G. R. Sharpe,  Enderby, B. C.  A  At  ������������������

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