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Array ���������������������������V7'~;<'     ������������������������������������������������������{SO     -,"-'.'  i  6^  ^;-  '*  V  PEC f|3 1917  ^^.  a, /.  ,-f  - - ., [' V  Enderby,'-B;'C., December 20, 19i7  AND      WALKER'S       WEEKLY  Vol. 10; No. 43; Whole No. 495  c*  NEWS AND VIEWS  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cavers left on  Tuesday for the eastern stales. .  Pete Mack left this week on ��������������������������� a  _ trip to the East, where he-will  spend thc winter.  The Nickle Plate mine, near  Hedley, produces about $15,000  worth of gold each week.  In , Kamloops, C. H. Yoiing was  fined $50 for having liquor on him  on the street but not inside.  Mr. ancl Mrs. Geo. Rands are to  leave this week to spend the holidays at the Old Home Town.        ;  Neil Gething, .well known to all  ' old-timers of the Slocan^ is how "a  successful   farmer  in  the  vicinity  "of Vanderhoof.  The -children's Christmas gift  service will be held in the Presbyterian Church class room this  (Thursday) evening.  Joe Dresching, who has been  visiting his. brother the past sea-  . son, left on. Monday for Minneapolis for the winter.  Dog salmon used to sell for two  cents on the Fraser several years  ago. Today' buyers are competing  with each other to get them at 65c.  Mr. T. S. Morton has taken the  "Westholm ranch,;on a lease. This  is part of the old Handcock place,  one of tlie pioneer ranches' iri the  district.  It will mean better service if all  who contemplate taking Christmas  dinner -at the King Edward will  speak in advance to Manager  Murphy.  Potatoes are now moving east  from this Province. Last week  over 200 tons were shipped from  Vancouver and other lower mainland points.  Tomorrow evening, Friday.Dec.  21st, the Methodist Sunday School-  will hold its Christmas tree. Every  person welcome to the children's  entertainment.   V . .        '  Harry-Worth was in ^from'his_  Trinity Valley farm on Thursday  last. Hel.reports the. wagon road  to Enderby in-very good,condition  and much" travelled. \ S  - ..The worst;storrii.in years visited  :the^ Chilliwack "'district' the-past  week;, .wrecking..ail ..telephone - and  telegraph^7linesr<a'nd-~ doing" other  pressed by what hc saw here, ancl  is most anxious to have the, local  school board put the Enderby  school in line with the othcr progressive   schools   of  thc Province.  ���������������������������, Canada's normal consumption  of sugar is 90 pounds per capita  per annum. Wc are now asked to  reduce this to 67 pounds. The  people of Great Britain have been  reduced to 26 pounds, as compared with _ a pre-war consumption of 93.3. France's per capita  consumption has been ��������������������������� reduced  f-f-pm 30.6 to" 18 pounds, while  Italy's present consumption is not  more than 12 pounds.  -  i|;Mr. and Mrs. 37F. Fravel left for  Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday afternoon; where they intend to make  their future home. Mr. ancl Mrs.  Fravel have been residents of Enderby a number of-- years, and in  that time made many staunch  friends by their uniformly' kind  and helpful manners. I'or the  past two years Mr. Fravel was a  member of the-City Council, and,  as-chairman of the board of public' works filled a very important  ollice in the city's affairs. We regret to lose them as citizens of Enderby.  1 glers   and   customs   officers   along  the northern coast of Maine.   Miss  [Taliaferro    has    the    role   of  thc  * daughter  of  a  fisherman,  who  is  ; involved with the smugglers.   The'  play has plenty of 'thrills and suspense  to  make  it  intensely  inter-  cting  throughout.    It  will   be  accompanied   by   a   high-class   comedy of the right sort.  _  Continuous Phone Service  great ;prppert^damage.- ^&: s^Yci'V  ~"--The."'young people.:.of^'Enderby  are giving .a" dance in 'K.-*oT- P.-Hall'  New Year's Eve in aid of-the'Ens-'  7 oners of War Fund.- The Enderby-  orch'estra,' directed by Mr. Harkins  will furnish the music.   - -    . -   .  'Mrs. S. Poison is visiting-Enderby "this week from Vancouver. She  says she and "her < daughters are  enjoying the change "from Enderby to Vancouver and will in all  probability remain there.  - Geo.-H. Dobie', manager of'the  Okanagan Telephone system, was  called to Chilliwack district this  week to lay out plans for the rebuilding of the telephone lines  recently wrecked by storm.  Richard Blackburn and family  moved 'to Grindrod on- Monday,  where he has leased for a term of  five ycars thc farm owned by  -=-Messrs���������������������������Geof^and^James^Bellr^sit-  uatecl next to the Skyrme place.  Deputy Minister of Agriculture,  Wm. E. Scott, is again strongly  urging the' farmers of B. C. to  raise more hogs. The situation is  becoming graver every day, hc  says, as the world's stock of meat  is being rapidly depleted.  The warm wave of the past few  days reduced the foot or more of  snow-to-but a���������������������������few- inches. -The  roads have been well packed, and  if a cold spell follows the warm  wave, the roads will be better for  travel than they have been this  winter.  Beginning on January 1st ajtri-  weckly service will bc inaugurated over thc Okanagan line for  the winter season. The great demand on the C. P. R. for trains  ancl cars to move munitions, etc.,  is given as thc reason for the contemplated change.  The merchants of Penticton do  not believe in the policy of lyiig  down, but insist on keeping their  business flags Hying in the local  paper. Last week the Herald put  out an 18-page number, made up  of good boosting stuff and one and  two-page ads of the merchants.  The Trail News pays: "While  the past week has not brought out  "a settlement of the strike of 1500  smeltermen in Trail which took  place Nov. 15th, it is believed that  matters have developed to appoint  where tentative plans for the men  returning to work may soon be  made public."  Mr. John Kyle, Hon. A. R. C. A,,  organizer of technical education  in our Provincial schools, was in  Enderby the past week looking into the possibilities of establishing  a 'technical branch in the Fortune Order  school.    Mr. Kyle was much im- early.  ^ 7r PteTFmhk ES'ElliblP  V~'S6ftfof':MrsVHezeki<ih Elliott, of  Enderby,;*1; who js, how -a _ prisoner  of- war";"''taken an" action;1; EteV'Ek  lio'tt''writes from Dulmen, ".^Germany, that he is well treated" and  in excellent^ health".    ���������������������������" "  Special Christmas Services  A~service of special interest will  be Held in the Methodist Church  on .'Sunday evening next,-.at 7.30  p.m., . The preacher for' the occasion will be the Rev: F.'A. Cas-  sidy, M.A., bf Oyama. Mr. Cassidy  is a man of great ability, and an  educationalist of a high order. u  Special  music  suitable* and   ap-  "propri a lector the "Christmas sca-  son will be rendered by the choir,  assisted by Mrs. Harris of Armstrong, and Mr. W.'T. Hayward of  Salmon River. Mrs. Harris, who  has" a sweet soprano voice, will  sing "The Holy City," while Mr.  Hayward will sing "Nazareth."  Miss Jean" Stokes of Armstrong,  who recited at Enderby on a recent occasion, will recite "Carry  On*/t^^^v_^v^v^^__i.^_iV  A hearty invitation  is extended  to all to  bc    an  service.  attend what  exceptionally  promises to  interesting  Red Cross Tea Room  Monthtly tea rooms statement:  Proceeds  of teas Nov -$52.50  Stores       1.85  Rent      7.50  Donated to prisoners of war 33.00  Donations received:  J. F. Fravel       3.00  Miss Gibbs  ........  10 lbs. tea  Prisoners of war fund���������������������������  Miss  Gibbs        10.00  Mrs.   Winter     2.00  Friend      1.00  X Y Z    1.00  Mrs.   Brown     1.00  Tea Rooms  33.00  Pte. James, Ms Jamieson  Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Jamieson,*  of Deep  Creek;  recently  reported  killed in action.- In a recent letter  Pte. Jamieson paid the Canadians  the highest tribute-when hc said:  "They  are  altogether  as  good   as  the best  Scotch'troops;  and  they  can hold on better. The Canadians-  have never.jet'lost, ground gained  by them. " < *  Many Thousands Homeless  It is estimated, that the people of  Halifax   will "need!$25,000,000  to j  care for the needy-'as a result of i  the .terrible explosion on a" French'  munition "ship"'in>the harbor some  days /ago.     TAventy'-five   thousand t-  are homeless. LIt Jslpleasingto see'  how the - United'tSta'tes'" cities, and t  states-have .come'to-the aid-of "the  sufferers. -   THe,4������������������state    of . Massachusetts .alone,gav(e'.$5,000,000, and  many   other,,'liberal * contributions  have;-.been-"made."f>Tr'ainlo"a'ds Sot  .'suppliesVineclical-' irien',~nurses ���������������������������and*  assistaritsr^XVigreV- imnie di a^ely*?- sen t  to .the' sfri'ck'eh'rcity;-and'; the-work  of ."aiding, the^'sufferers -was' taken  in - hand.;by "experts, ]5who3brought  .with; thenua "small 'army? of** trained  riIen"'arfcL'w6iricn. V--,:;V^  ..,"?$->/-���������������������������;  The .Imperial. Government  sent  a* contribution^df "$5;000,000.V~'A11  Canadian f cities   are "/contributing"  what they-can.   It is estimated "by-  men trained in the work of relief  on a large scale, that, while ample  money has come forward to meet  alL present   needs,   there   will ��������������������������� be  calls  for assistance "for weeks, if  not months, to come.  '   At a meeting ,held"in.the Presbyterian   Church , Sunday   evening  it  was  decided  that some organized  effort  should  be  made  to  send  a  contribution   from  Enderby-Grind-  rod-Mara dislrict, compatible with  the well-known generosity of our  people, and the work of soliciting  was  placed \in 'theuhands  of ythe  "organized_^"committee"=r~whicW    so"  successfully   covered   the   district  on   the   Victory   Loan   drive.     At  once the " committee   set   to work,  and   the  regularly  appointed" canvassers . have    been    busy    since  Monday!     The   subscription   lists  wilb close  Saturday'evening,  Dec.  22nd.    It   is   urged   that   all   who  are inf a -position"" to do so should  give    as    liberally   as   possible   to  this, worthy: cause. VAlsubscription  list  is  also   in   the   hands  of  the  Bank  of  Montreal,  Enderby.    Mr.  James Bell'-is   covering  the   Mara  district,   Mr.   J.   Monk,   Grindrod,  Mr. Frank Hawes, Mabel Lake Valley, Mr. Twigg-and ;Miss Seymour  Deep Creek and way points.    The  following  are   covering   Enderby:  Messrs.   Dill,   Harlry, .Fulloh   and  Walker, with Miss Rosoman acting  in the capacity of secretary. '  What can YOU give to aid the  homeless? Up to Wednesday night the  amount subscribed ran over $200.  Manager Dobie, of thc Okanagan  Telephone Company announces a  .very acceptable Christmas present  to go into the stocking of all "patrons of the company with the  commencement of-thc New Year.  He will'establish a continuous service throughout the system. This  advance in service will be particularly .acceptable to Enderby,  and, in fact, ail points on the system. At Vernon, Kelowna and  Penticton, the continuous service  has' been in force for some years,  but at all other, points 'there has  been a partial service after 10  o'clock at- night, with restricted  Sunday hours. '.'^.  _ 1  CITY COUNCIL MEETING  A meeting of the City Council  was held Tuesday night; present,  thc Mayor, Aldermen Nichol, Fravel and Gaylord, and the City  Clerk.    The   principal   matters   of  business coming before the meeting were those dealing with delinquent tax settlements���������������������������business already placed in thc hands of Solicitor Skaling for settlement. Thc  tax roll is being cleaned up most  satisfactorily to the Council.  a new pound by-  by Messrs. Coch-  was laid over for  y^-iVS wiV-sr-  Son  of.Mr 'arid Mrs.  Bush',  S)r-  rpsi-  dents" of. Enderby; _ a^riiciriber^Wf:  they y8tjr.^Canadian, .'Field i.Arnbiilf  arice; -recently, .wourided.- in faction;  riow-ih-liospitaL in England. ��������������������������� v-V;v;  .   Big Unionist r Majority  The draft of  law   submitted  rane.& Ladner  first reading.  The statutory resolution authorizing holding of elections was put  through, and another authorizing  a special loan to finish'the year.-  The finance committee reported  favorably   on   the   following' ac--  counts   and   they    were   ordered  paid:-  Okanagan    Saw    Mills,   Ltd,  lumber & street lighting.$213.30.  Vancouver    Wood    Pipe"   &  Tank   Co.,   Ltd     51.24 -,  C. P. R., freight        7.70  The"   Walker   Press,  station-; .-.>"  ery/.& printing   -...    41.80  Okanagan Telephone Co... 6.55  B. C.-Anti-T.b.- Society...: 37.50  Geo. Rands, stieet lights...' .3.00'  Fulton  Hardware. Co'.       8.00 -  A.  Reeves,  stationery       1.00'.  ,;  W.  J.  Woods      "7.90 " '--  The   Walker   Press,   ptg.   &  advertising -....'...'   40.05 ���������������������������   V  H.  Dale,  wages   ....' 20.10     - -r  T. Robinson,  wages   .-     10.80 ",' ,  A.   C.   Skaling,   commission    10.30 "  E.^ E. Harvey, postage & rev    10:50:  '  Aid. Nichol  introduced  the'following    resolution,    seconded  'by~  Aid. Gaylord, which- was unanim- ��������������������������� -  pusly passed-with a few words.of.".'    ,.  warm - appreciation  . from   Mayor' -"   -  riiiii:      ���������������������������   ���������������������������    ss   \,    V .;.vV -V-  ��������������������������� 'Whereas"   Mr.   James- F.   Fravel Vy-;;  has served ;is an'.'alderman.anUy.asv.   <V  chairman  of the} board-of works.V.V  ,6f the city of Enderby during the.-  past -two., years,, and^is'now=re-^^V  moving "to Buffalo, N.-Y.-,, where heV.t>,v.y  wilpin future;reside;*"therefore*'r'<''--,.*���������������������������'V  V Be it/resolved,^that' this'Council1^ v-  place. on" reco'rd-its^liigh^'apprecia-V^r. "5  ���������������������������,Ho,nVof;the.yable and ,efficient\man;������������������V-' S  y\ erei rit.wKi chxMr.VEravel ��������������������������� Jiasfca r- S-S7  .>'** I  S:~S$iS  -<.-������������������=*">-.5**l  ">    -    *  V>~-|  V-. >j I  * ���������������������������*������������������������������������������������������> ii  -���������������������������tSjil  ��������������������������� r- S ��������������������������� ^iP  - **i"J.--f/?^  ''Si..*?  '* ?;������������������?.*���������������������������  - - -*t.^  * .*������������������������������������������������������" ���������������������������" .  "Tbe  real-  CARD OF THANKS  Permit me through the columns  of The Press to express my sincere thanks to the good people, of  Enderby and district for the many  cxpiessions of sympathy we have  received and for their very practical aid and encouragement in  this hour of severest trial. :  Mrs. J. F. Pacey.  your Xmas poultry early,  Geo. R. Sharpe.  "The Dawn of Love"  The moving picture business i.s  not all velvet. Mr. Bobb, manager  of the Enderby Opera House, has  endeavored to give Enderby a  high-class picture service, hoping  to merit support sufficient to make  one show a week profitable. He  is somewhat disappointed with results, and states that he will have  to reduce to a monthly or semimonthly sliow after the 1st of the  year if the present lean support is  continued.  Next Saturday's picture will bc  "The Dawn of Love," with Mabel  Taliaferro, thc bewitching and  gifted stage and screen star, in  the leading role. The story is one  of romance and intrigue,and deals  with the strife between the smug-  _ Ottawa, Dec, 19.���������������������������Sir Robert  Borden has issued a statement expressing his satisfaction with .the  result of the general election, ancl.  thanking nolh ��������������������������� Conservalives and  Liberals for the" efforts they have  made on behalf of the Union government, in which he says  people of Canada have fully  ized and splendidly fulfilled their  duty. The Union government will  have a majority of at least fifty in  the new Parliament. Thc result  of-Mlic���������������������������soldiers���������������������������vote���������������������������is^not- yet-  known, but it may increase the  majority to sixty ,or more. It is  not a party victory in any sense.  If party lines arc to be taken into  account, it is a triumph for Liberals as well as Conservatives. Thc  splendid elements of the Liberal  parly who worked so strenuously  ancl' with such magnificent results in every province except one  are to be congratulated equally.  with the Conservatives. Equally  fine was thc spirit of the Conservatives, 'who, regardless of party  affiliations, supported ancl elected  Unionist Liberal candidates in  many ridings."  The result in thc various provinces  is approximately  as  follows,  Prince Edward Island���������������������������Unionist, 0; Liberal, 4.  Nova Scotia���������������������������Unionist, 5; Liberal, 9; deferred, 2  (Halifax).  New     Brunswick-  Liberal 4.  Quebec���������������������������Unionist,  Ontario���������������������������Unionist,  10.  Manitoba���������������������������Unionist,     13;  eral, 1; deferred, 1  (Nelson).  Saskatchewan  ��������������������������� Unionist,  Liberal, 0.  Alberta���������������������������Unionist^;   in   doubt,3.  Brilish Columbia���������������������������Unionist, 12;  Liberal, 1.  Without counting the three  doubtful seats in Alberta, the government has now 137 supporters  to 91 Liberals, a majority of 46.  Should lhe four dcfcired elections  go with the government,- as they  arc expected to do, the government will have Ml supporters, or  144 if the doubtful Alberta seats  are won. This would give a majority of 53. Should thc Liberals  carry the three Alberla doubtfuls,  the government majority would  slill be 47.  -Unionist,    7;  3;   Liberal,62.  72;    Liberal,  Lib-  16;  fietl out.the'dufies" bft'his^pffipeftheV/y"  interejsty-he has';";takent-in,-civic af-y^ r:  fairs;, and the genialityVandJgoodV  fellowship-,whichVha*ye<*uniforinIy-SS Vr-j^>^  marked .his relations with-'his.-coKV,;-Jm .>.,;'���������������������������)  leagues*at,the 'counW'b6ard;i:s7rS-77S:77^y)7i7.  . And,->further, ^that, as" an^expres-^-V <V5!-IOcv  sion 76i "esteem, of.- regret/aC losing J V yVy V h::7  Mr.'-Fravelvasu'a^friend.vncig^  and   co-worker: foiy. the" advance-;C;^"|vr'^,r  merit of the. community,' Tarid bf-V'V &'-Vy"  good wishes for his' .future wel-. r S SS:���������������������������������������������-���������������������������;  fare and happiness, this'resolution'"- _. ���������������������������. *v SS  be spread -upon the minutesyof;,^ -^VVV'  proceedings, and a copy thereof,' -< .'-,vV"  duly signed and sealed with the" ,-  seai of thc city, be handed to him. j  In thanking the Council for 'die  kind 'expression   of   esteem,   Aid.  Fravel said it-had been a pleasure  for him to have served thc city in '  the capacity of alderman.    He had/  done his best in carrying out anything  within   his   scope , of  office   *wh i c irhad*f a 11 cir to'hi m"to-d 07-a n d ^  he hoped that his work had  proved satisfactory. It was difficult lo please everybody, but he  had tried to do the right thing by  all.   .  Vote on By-law No. 108  Here arc some reasons why all  Enderbv electors should vote for  Bv-law'No. 108, next Monday, Dec.  24th:  the city and lhc Okan-  Mills, Ltd., must- have  form of agreement unto carry on.  such form of legal  can only bc entered into on a vole of tlie ratepayers on  a by-law setting forth its stipulations.  Because unless thc by-law is  carried, the City will have no  footing in dealing with thc operating company, and there will bc  no standard of charge set for the  guidance  of  anyone.  Because thc City cannot afford  to hc without^ electric lights.  Because, under this agreement,  the City is privileged to take over  the wiring, poles, etc., of the company at a figure to be fixed by an  appraiser, and, should the occasion arise when thc City felt it  was to its advantage to install and  operate a power plant of its own,  then the existing agreement could  be terminated by giving 60 days'  notice.  Because in justice'to the Okanagan Saw Mills Company, it is  entitled to some legal agreement  under which to operate.  Because  agan Saw  some legal  der which  Because  agreement  Order  early.  your    Christmas   poultry  Geo. R. Shahi'e. THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY-  Thursday, December 20, 1917  HOSPITAL REQUIREMENTS  THE ENDERBY PRESS  AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  II.   M.   WALK Kit  Advertising Rates:   Transient, 50c an inch first insertion, 25c each subsequent insertion.    Contract advertising, SI an inch per month.  Published  every  Thursday at    Enderby,   B. C. at  $2   per  year,   by  the  Walker   Press.  THURSDAY,  DECEMBER 20, 1917  RENEWING ELECTRIC LIGHT AGREEMENT  Thc electors ol" Enderby will be culled upon lo  vole on thc question ol* extending thc electric  light agreement between the city and thc Okanagan Saw Mills, Ltd., for a further period of  live ycars. Under this agreement thc city has  becn'furnished electricity by thc Okanagan Saw  Mills Com pa j ly I'or the past ten years; and, in  justice to thc company, it must.be recognized  that the quality of service has been Al. No  complaint can bc sustained on this score, and lite  light rate has been very reasonable. The new  agreement demands slight alterations in the inleresl of the company, lhat of a minimum rate  of 75c per monlh lo any home, and an increase  of 10c a street light to the city. The minimum  rate of 75c has caused some complaint,.but, in  view of lhe decreased revenue the company'has  becn receiving the past two or lhree years, and  the increased cost of operating, it looks to us as  though the company is not asking anything out  of reason.  There is everything to be gained by the city  and nothing to lose in -passing the by-law. confirming thc action of the City Council in renewing the agreement. Wc do not anticipate any  opposition to the renewal, but should any arise,  and in fear that it may, it should bc to the ij>  teresI of every ratepayer lo turn oul anil vole foT  the agreement on Monday, Dec. 24th. Wc cannot do heller lhan renew the amended agreement. While il is ll ue lhe agreement can bc  terminated by cither parly by giving sixty days'  notice, nevertheless it gives certain rights lo lhe  cily which il would not hold if thc by-law were  defeated.  One more word on the subject of hospital. If  avc arc to get at the bottom of il and discover the  weaknesses of the policy of the past, there must  bc open discussion, and, thc question being a  public one, it seems there is only one medium  through which to reach all persons interested in  the subject and that medium the public press.  The city having purchased the hospital property,  which il isf holding for hospilal purposes, and  paying oul public money for its purchase and repair, lhc question of how the inslilulion should  be handled becomes very much a public one, and  the demand is insistent lhal the inslilulion  should be conducted on straight business lines.  Everybody admits lhat a hospital is a good thing  I'or thc community; almost everybody Will ad-  mil lhat it is a necessary thing. Then, if it-is a  good thing and a necessary thing, why not provide in a businesslike way for its operation and  upkeep, instead of making it subject to the whim  and patronage of those.charitably disposed and  able to give to its support? Why not put it up  to the people of Enderby straight: do they Want  the hospital or do they not? If they want it,  then ''why not let all contribute their share to'its  upkeep? These are some of the questions which  come to an inquiring mind. Find out exactly  what a competent nurse and assistant will demand in monthly salaries, approximately what  the running expenses would be annually; what  government assistance can be secured and, approximately,', what." the hospital fees would  amount to; then let any balance between-receipts and expenditures bc made up by adding a  half mill or a mill lo the general lax rate.  Is there anything fair, reasonable or just in thc  manner heretofore adopted in connection with  operating lhe hospital? Have we nol staled,  practically if nol in words, that wc cannol afford  to operate lhc hospilal on business lines; yet at  thc same time wc have expected it lo be operated for us on unbusiness-like lines. The folly  of lhe thing should bc apparent lo all. Anything  that cannot he operated on business lines, certainly will fail if- unbusiness-like methods arc  attempted. Wc have said, practically, to the  young woman in charge: here is thc building,  furnished, with water, taxes and light free, and  ihe salary for your assistant; we cannot sec our  way clear lo go farther and pay you a salary out  of lhe hospital fees, bul we will let you take the  hospilal Ices for your services and running expenses. Wc expect you lo conduct this necessary  instilulion for the public's benefit, and want you  to lake all the risk, while wc wifl help with a  bun-feed or a card party now and then; we'll also  make you a charity proposition and hand to you  any buller and eggs, fruits and. vegetables that  wc can spare.  What has been thc result pi such a policy?  What could thc result bc? Could we reasonably  hope for anything belter lhan failure? Thc city  has put public funds into lhis hospital property.  Thc building today stands idle. The city has two  aldermen as members on the hospital board. It  is up lo them lo put an end to any jokcying in  connection with the hospilal, if there is any. If  lhc proper records have nol been kept, and if the  building is in need of repairs to make it conform,  to tlie requirements of the Hospital Act, these  should be attended to without further delay and  a competent, person put in charge so as to bring  lhc hospital within the requirements of the Act,  and enable it to demand government recognition.  The Provincial Hospitals Act works well when  its requirements are complied with. Our trouble  ���������������������������seei*ns^to=ha*ve==been=tlia-t*=we*=ha-ve=insisted==iipon=  sidestepping these requirements and at the same  time claimed thc right of assistance provided in  llie Acl entirely on the strength of our need.  A MENACE TO CANADA  He Knew Jane's Voice  An old farmer couldn't really  believe that people who. were  miles apart were able to converse  over a telephone-wire. One day  his wife went to a distant friend  who had a telephone in her house.  During the afternoon the farmer  sought shelter in the house of a  neighbor, who also possessed *" a  telephone and who persuaded the  farmer to call up his wife as ja  little surprise.  Following instructions, the farmer put the receiver to his ear,  and after the usual perliminaries,  shouted:  ''Halloa, Jane!"  Just then a flash of lightning  struck the wire and he fell to the  floor under the force of the  shock.  Rising to his feet and shaking  MAKE PERFECT  ���������������������������-     --������������������������������������������������������  BREAD  ^fttintOHBUffB*1,  ^ORONTO.Ofell  y*_*^*m  ROYAL  YEAST  CAKES  MADE   IN CANADA  *MH3  hILLETT COMPANY L1M1TEDI  his head wisely, he said:  "It's  wonderful!   That  was  Jane  right   enough."���������������������������Chicago  News.  Are you gx)ing- to do any  Building or Repairing"  This Season?  THE FOLLOWING ARE GOOD VALUES:  No. 4 Floorng and Ceiling ��������������������������� ���������������������������  15.00 per thousand  No. 4 Drop Siding  15.00  Cull Boards ���������������������������  ... 10.00       " ,     "  No. 2 Dimension, 2x4 and 2x6  15.00  Dry 16-inch Slabs       2.25  Dry Blocks $ 2.50  Planing Mill Wood     2.25  OKANAGAN SAW MILLS, Ltd. Enderby  We  have   made  arrangements to  handle the nice line of Chinaware of Mr. Crane.   Just  what you need for Christmas Presents.   Come in and ge  your choice.  'PHONE 48  Bell Block, Enderby  TEECE & SON,  g Edward  A name that stands for the best in hotel service  King Edward Hotel, ?^URPHY Enderby  LABOR NEEDS OF THE FARM  The meeting of farmers of thc Northern Okanagan held ill Armstrong onc day lasl week,  was nol, as some suppose, lo hear protests  againsl conscription. II was for lhc purpose  oi" furmulaling some definite slalemenl to pre-  senl lo lhe (lovernmenl selling forlh lhc opinion j  of all in lhis dislrict, lhal il would he unreason-'  ahle and unjust to further deplete the district of  farm help in view ol" the great numher of men  enlisting from lhis .section " under the voluntary system. It is the general opinion that the  Okanagan already has given almost every man  that can he spared, if wc are lo keep lhc production of the farms up lo requirements. No douhl  the (lovernmenl will he pleased lo have had the  farmers speak as Ihey have. Men on the ground  and acquainted wilh the district's needs arc heller prepared to speak on whal the district should  and should not do than men, however high up in  authority, who arc nol in touch wilh lhc dislrict  and cannol know ils needs. Undouhledly similar meetings will he held in olher parks of the  Province, nnd other provinces, where the Military Service Acl threatens lo deplete the fnrins  of required manpower. The country cannol go  heyond its resources in men if production is lo  he* kepi up, and lhis I'acl may as well he recognized now as la lei1, when il may he loo late.  "It is an undoubted fuel," says a communication from lhe Food Controller's ollice, "that an  attempt so extensively organized and so deliberately carried oul as lo make ils origin easily  attributable lo enemy agents has been made in  Canada lo discredit the Food Controller and to  checkmate his ell'orts along the line of conservation. Stories wilhoul even a vestige of foundation have heen scattered broadcast.. Nor have  Ihey conic to life casually. They have started  simultaneously in different parts of the counlry,  and in each instance have been calculated lo  arouse public indignation. These untruths, intangible quantities though Ihcy be, have the  power of destruction lhal lies in a ballalion of  soldiers. They are insidious, subtle, persistent.  Bit by bit lhcy dissipate public trust, thc great essential in the work of food control. They hamper lhc work of the Food Controller. II lies wilh  every individual to forbear from criticism; to  refrain from passing on the vagrant and harmful story; and thus lhc more effectively to cooperate in work which is going lo mean morc  lhan the majority of people yel realize."  Our home-cured hams and bacon ere  always in demand. Most delicious in  flavor, and not an ounce of waste.  GEO. R. SHARPE  WHOLESALE - RETAIL BUTCHER  SECRET SOCIETIES  j. c,  MKTCALFE  W. M.  A.F.&A.M.  Enderby Lodjro No. 40  Regular meetinKs firet  Tlmrsdny on or after the  full munn nt 8 p. m. in Oddfellows Hall. Visitinjr  brethren cordially invited  C. H. REEVES   Secretary  SYNOPSIS Of COAL MINING REGULATIONS  Coal mining righls of the Dominion ...in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the Yukon Territory, tlie  Northwest Territories and a porlron  of the Province of British'Columbia,  may be leased for a term of twenty-  one years at an annual rental of. $1  an acre. Not more than 2560 acres  will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be  made by the applicant in person to  lh.e_A������������������e.nt_o.f-Sub-Afie.nt_o.lVthe-drs-  For some reason, which in due season will bc  explained, it has cost thc United Slates $20,000,-  000,000 for lhe first year of war, while i'or over  three vears il has cost Austria $12,000,000,000,  (lermanv $30,000,000,000 and Great Brilain onlv  $3r),000,000,00(). With every lick of the clock  lhe war bill of Uncle Sum'is $46,000, or over  $10,000,000 a day.  ENDERBY   LODGE  No. 35, K. of P.  Meets every Monday evening  in K.of P. Hall.   Visitors cordially invited to attend.  CHAS. HAWINS, C. C.  H. M. WALKER K.R.S.  II. .1. COLTART, M.F.  Hall suitable forConccrts, Dances and all public  entertainments.    For rat cn, etc., addrr-ss,  ^__ F, FRAVEL. Enderby  PROFESSIONAL  J^ C. SKALING, B. A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  INSURANCE  Bell Blk. Enderby, B,C.  MAT HASSEN  Auctioneer  and  Live  Slock  Sales-  and   Live  man  Farm Sales my specialty,  about   your  sales  Armstrong  See me  B. C.  tricl in which rights applied for are  situated.  In surveyed territory the land  must bc described by sections, or  legal sub-divisions pf sections, and  in unsurveyed territory the tra'ct  applied for shall be staked out by  lhe_; applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of ������������������5 which will be  refunded if the rights applied for  are .'..nol .available, bul not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of thc mine at the  rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine  shall furnish lhc Agcnl wilh sworn  relurns accounting for thc full  quantity of merchantable coal  mined and pay thc royalty thereon.  If the coal mining rights are nol  operated, such relurns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include Ihe coal  mining righls only, but thc lessee  may bc permitted lo purchase whatever available surface rights as may  be considered necessary for the  working of thc mine, at thc rate of  $10 an acre.  For full information application  should bc made to the Secretary of*  Ihe Department of the Interior," Ottawa, or to any Agent or sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minisler of the Inter/or,  N.B.-unnulhomed publication of  this advertisement will not be paid  for.���������������������������83575.  Are your  Butter Wraps  running low?  Better order seme now  fj  i Thursday, December 20, 1917  THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  Big Value of Canadian Crops  The Census and Statistics Office  has issued a preliminary estimate of the total value of the  field crops of Canada for,the year  1917. as compared with the finally revised estimates of 1916 and  1915. The estimated value for  , 1917 represents prices received  by farmers,  and are calculated  .  from current market quotations;  %  they are subject to revision after  the compilation of returns from  correspondents   in     December.  According to   the   perliminary  estimate the total value of. all  field crops for 1917 is $1,089,687,-  000, as compared with $886,494,-  900 in 1916 and $825,370,600 in  3915. This is the first time that  the estimated value of the field  crops of Canada has reached one  ' billion dollars, this large figure,  being due to the high prices now  ruling.,The total- of $1,089,687,-  000 is made up of -$45.1,874,000  for wheat, as    compared    with  $344,096,400 in 1916, of $236,142,-  000 for oats,  as compared with  $344,096,400, of $145,371,600 for  hay, clover and alfalfa,  as compared wtth $171,613,900 and   of  $81,355,000 for potatoes, as compared with    $50,985,300.    The  aggregate value of other grain  crops is $134,006,700, as compared  with $84,679,800 and of other root  and fodder crops $40,974,700,   as  compared with $84,165,000.  The  final'estimates of value-for 1917  will be published as usual in January.  Class A Men Sufficient  Col. J. Moss',.chairman of the  Military   Service   Council, in a  ��������������������������� statement issued the past week,c  said:   .  "The total number of men who  have reported for service or  claimed exemption up to Dec. 1,  is 403,505; of these 241,565, have  been - medically k examined, - of  these medically examined, 117,-  873 are.categorically A men, -and  123,692 "in lower classes". This  leaves 161,-939 at that rate still to  be examined,- and if the. same  ratio of category A men to others  is maintained, which might -be  reasonably expected, it will give  an additional 72,582 in category  -A, or 196'435 men -in all. - The  tribunals may exempt 50 per cent  and still have the 100,000. I������������������  view of the figures, the Military  Service Council has not considered the idea of calling out the  married men, as it is evident  Class A of the first class will furnish the required quota."  spoken by seventy-one million, is  the chief language, and Bengali,  Behari, Telegu, Marathl, Punjabi  and Tamil follow in order. The  last, Tamil, is spoken by six  millions.  There is remarkable interest in  the education of Indian women.  It has become one of the leading-  public questions, and is being disr  cussed freely in the Indian press.  A proposal to establish an All-India Women's University has  caused wide spread comment.  The government is taking added  interest in the education of women, and the war has given additional stimulus in widening the  outlook and enlarging the activities of Indian women.  The leading religions of - India  include Hinduism, Mohammedanism, and Animism. Buddhism,  which had its beginning in India,  has since been driven out and is  prevalent only in.Burma, Ceylon,  struction of a large number of  snakes by "well-meaning but  misinformed gardeners." The  ���������������������������-kind of misinformation that Mr.  Norton fears has, he says, been  spread abroad for generations, so  that there is a "very general tendency tc kill snakes on sight. '  And yet, "every time a snake is  killed more damage is being done  than good." Farmers should protect and breed harmless varieties  of snakes that destroy really  harmful vermin���������������������������and these embrace a large proportion of the  whole snake family. Writes Mr.  Norton:  "Reptiles may not manifest  friendship towards us, few would  welcome such a condition, yet  they are not enemies. They never  attack unless in self-defence. Of  our 111 species but 17 are poisonous���������������������������two species of Elaps, coral  snakes, and 15 species of crotaline  snakes,   the , copperhead    and  CORPORATION    OF    THE   CITY  OF ENDERBY  By-law No. 108  and iri countries farther   east, moccasin, the dwarf and typical  where it-has taken strong hold.  m The census records 2,378 principal castes. These castes have  broken up society, made honest  work seem contemptible, and  brought in other evils.  Fewer Prisons  Grappling with Problem  Union Government is grappling courageously with the prob-  "lenr������������������f=th"e"~high_cost=~of_livingr  By order-in-council just passed  all packing houses in the Dominion are to be operated, so far as  their earnings are concerned, under the general supervision of  the authorities. They will be  allowed 2 per cent on their turnover up to a minimum, of 7 per  cent; after that up to 15 per cent  there will be an equal distribution of profit between the government and the company; beyond  that all profits go to the state.  Thus the most a packing-house  can earn for its owners is 11 per  cent; and to secure that amount  it will have to earn at the same  time 4 per cent for the people.  India's Complex Position  The entire area of India is 1,-  766,597 square miles, or about  v one-half the size of Canada. Comparing it with other countries, it  is equivelant to seven German  Empires' ten Japans, or fifteen  British Isles.  The population of India and  Burma is 315,133,597. Canada's  population is eight millions. If  numbered'at the rate of twenty  a minute,'Tit would take thirty  longjyears'i to finish the count of  India's ."population. One man,  woman, and child in every five in  the 'world is in India.  No less'than 117 distinct languages are in use in India, and  over a'score of these are spoken  by a million people each.  Hindi  Sixteen prison have been closed  in England since the beginning  of.the war, but on the other  hand there has been a large increase in juvenile delinquency.  Social' problems ,are constantly  changing and-the .solutions of  yesterday are no longer applicable. .Probably the future will see  the uniformed policeman on the  street corner turned into a social  worker, having.the legal authority  to redress human wrongs. Thus  instead of rushing people off to  the lock-up .he co.uld-be devoting  his energy tp the protection and  guidance.of the public,, especially  the young and, inexperienced,  saving them from themselves in  ma$y- instances, and spreading  sunjhineVand "kind deeds all  along his path.  ������������������      .-'���������������������������'���������������������������  ,  .\The Grea,t Menace  A very important article by Dr.  Clarke,: Superintendent - of the  Toronto General Hospital, in  which he states that 12 per cent  of the patients admitted to the  nublic 5wards bf that institution  have syphilis, is a feature of the  eighth annual report of the Commission of Conservation. The return of thousands of soldidrs at  the end of the war lends more  than usual interest to this feature of the Commission's report.  Other phases of the subject, including measures for controlling  the menace, are discussed by  Drs. Mackenzie, Hair and Goldie  of the Faculty of Medicine, Uni-  -versity-of-Toronto.--   rattlesnakes. On the other hand,  the help they render is valuable.  The pests they destroy each year,  especially the rodents that injure  crops and carry communicable  diseases, roll up a large balance  of good service in their favor."  Don't Kill Snakes  Be careful how you kill snakes.  Few of them are poisonous and  they are a national asset worth  many'millions of dollars. So says  Gayne K. Norton, writing in  American Forestry (Washington)  Mr. Norton is afraid that one result of the introduction to outdoors given to thousands of indoor "tenderfeet" by the new  gardening impulse will be the de-  ''From the Edenograph, December 7, 1904. -  Twenty men went to the lumber camps this week.  Jas. R Linton has the contract  for painting the Enderby Hotel  and has the work well in hand.  The dress making parlors of  the Enderby trading Company  are the busiest center of . industry in the Bell Block.  A.Todd has called a meeting of  the members of-the Curling Club  at the Edenograph office for Friday evening at 8 o'clock. 7  ' A. M. Baird has sold a half-interest in the Enderby Brick Yard  to R. R. Gibbs, of Kelowna. It is  the intention,of the firm to-large-  ly increase .the capacity of the  yard.     L    ."    '-" ".'       :  Orchard &,Crawford are finishing the interior of the handsome  residence of F.- H. Hale. This' is  the first finished job of painting  that has been done on any., residence in Enderby," : and : from  cellar to garret the work is in perfect harmony.        .   .   ^  H. W. Harvey "states that the  formation of the coal company is  progressing favorably, and will  soon be ih position to proceed  with the development on a larger  scale. At the mine workings indications are proving satisfactory. The coaPseam increases in  width and solidity as the tunnel  is driven on it.  "Here!   waiter,  portion-ol-sugar-?���������������������������  where's   my  "That must be that beastly fly  again, sir���������������������������as soon as I puts down  a portion of sugar, along 'e  comes and sneaks it!"  Dr. L. O. Howard, U. S. Government Expert, has done some  figuring on lhe possibilities of lly  production. Hc estimates that one  healthy normal female house lly is  good for no less than 5,598,720,-  000,000 offspring in a single season of live months. Put away thc  lly paper.  Copenhagen  Chewing  IS THE WORLD'S BEST CHEW  It is manufactured  tobacco in its purest  form.  It  has  flavor.  a  pleasing  It is tobacco scientifically prepared  for man's use.  A By-law of the Corporation of  the City of Enderby to ratify and  con linn the renewal, wilh certain modifications, for a period of  five years, from the second day  of June, one thousand nnie hundred and seventeen, of a certain  Agreement entered into between  the Corporation, of thc onc part,  and A. R. Rogers Lumber Company, Limited, of thc othcr part,  and bearing dale ApriJ Twenty-  Fifth ,onc thousand nine hundred  and  seven.  Whereas thc Corporation of thc  City of Enderby and the Okanagan  Saw Mills, Limited, are desirous  that the Agreement referred to "in  the first recital of the Agreement  hereinafter set forth bc renewed,  as mentioned in the second recital  ol\ said Agreement, which renewal  Agreement is in the words and  figures following, that is to say.���������������������������  This Agkeement made in duplicate this third day of December;  in thc year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred- and seventeen,  between The Corporation of the  City "of Enderby, in the Province  of British Columbia, hereinafter  called "'the Corporation," of thc  first part, ancl Okanagan Saw Mills  Limited, a Body Corporate, duly  lice! sed .under "the laws of thc  Province of British Columbia,  having its registered oflice in said  Province at the City of Enderby,  aforesaid, hereinafter called "The  Company," of the second part.  Whereas by an agreement dated  the twenty-fifth day-of April, in  lhe year-of-Our Lord one thousand  nine hundred and seven, and ratified by the electors of the' said  City under the provisions of the  "Municipal Act", entered into between the Corporation of the one  part and , A. R. Rogers Lumber  Company, Limited, of the other  part, the Corporation' thereby  granted a right-to the said A-. R.  Rogers Lumber Company,Limited,  ils . successors and assigns, the  said Company being, the successor  and .assign of the A. R. Rogers  Lumber Company, Limited, at its  own costs -and charges to instal,  operate- and maintain an "electric  lighting system" within' ttfe corpof1  ate limits of the Municipality Toff  the said City; of Enderby-for .the;  benefit of - the ^inhabitants thereof  for a- period of .ten years from'the  first'day.of June in the-year of'Our,  Lord one thousand nine hundred  and seven; .subject to the terms'  and "conditions -therein contained;*;  And-Whcreas the parties thereto  are desirous that the said Agreement be renewed > for a,~further  period-of five years from the-'sec-.  ond day of June,- ih the year of  Our- Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, subject to certain alterations and modifications  as"hereinafter specified; ' -'  Now Therefore this agreement  witnesseth lhat in consideration of  the premises and of the mutual  covenants and agreements hereinafter contained, the parties hereto  covenant, promise and agree to  and with the other of them as follows :  X. That the said agreement, save  as hereinafter amended or modified, shall be and the same is here-  by_rencwed- for a_furthcr .period  of five ycars from the second day  of June, in the year of Our Lord  onc thousand nine hundred and  seventeen *  2. That' paragraph 3 (three) of  thc said'Agreement shall be and it  is hereby amended by thc addition  thereto of thc words "Provided  lhat the minimum monthly rate  chargeable hereunder by the Company shall in no case hc less than  75c (seventy-five cents)" immediately preceding the words  "slreel lighting", and J>y striking  out of thc figures "50" immediately after thc words "street lighting", and the substitution therefor  of. the figures "CO";     ���������������������������  .3. That paragraph 0 (nine) of  lhe said Agreement shall bc and  the same i.s hereby amended by  striking out therefrom all the  words aflcr the word  "force";  'I. That the Company shall have  lhc right, at tlie expiration of sixty  days' nolicc in writing of its desire so to do, served on lhc Clerk  of the Corporation, to discontinue  operating thc said syslcm,bul such  discontinuance shall in no wise  a fleet lhe right of the Corporation  to purchase thc said system as  provided for in paragraph 7  (seven) of thc said Agreement;  and it is agreed thai the notice required to be given by the Corporation to thc Company shall bc in  such .case sixty days' notice in lieu  of thc six months' nolicc provided  for therein;  5. That the Coiporation shall  submit a By-law to the electors of  the Corporation of the City of Enderbv under lhe provisions of the  "Municipal Act" for ratification  of this Agreement and to grant unto the Company the extension of  the said franchise herein provided  for;  (i. That this Agreement shall  have no force or effect and shall  not be enforceable until the same  is ratified and confirmed as aforesaid by the said electors.  7. That this Agreement shall be  binding upon and enure to the  benefit of as well the parties hereto as their respective successors  and assigns.  In witness whereof the Corporation has caused, these presents to .  be signed by its Mayor and Clerk,  and its corporate seal to bc affixed  hereto, and thc Company has  caused these presents lo be signed  by its duly appointed Attorney  and its corporate seal lo bc affixed  hereto.  (Signed)      F. 13. DILL, Mayor  (seal)  (Signed)   Guauam Rosoman, Clerk  (Signed)  Okanagan  Saw  Mills, Ltd.  (seal)  A. R. Rogers, Attorney.  President.  Signed, sealed and delivered by  the said A. R. Rogers, President, in  lhe   presence   of  David   J.   Craig,  Minneapolis,   Minn.,  Lumberman.  And Whereas before the said  Agreement can be brought into  force or effect and become en-  forcible it is necessary that the  Municipal Council of the saidNCor-  poration pass a By-law ratifying ,  and-confirming the samgl ;and before, the final passage thereof that  it be submitted to and receive the  assent* of the Electors of the said  Municipality. /  ��������������������������� And Whereas it is deemed advisable to ratify and confirm the  said Agreement, and to- provide  that this Bylaw be submitted to the  said  Electors   for  their  approval:  Be  it therefore -enacted  by  the   ���������������������������  Mayor and Council of the Corpor--  atiori  of the City of Enderby, in.  open   meeting   assembled   as- fol-"'  lows��������������������������� ,....-.  1. .That  the  said   Agreement  of",  the   3rd   day   of   December, A. D. - -  1917, and made betweemthe Corporation of   the -Cily   of "Enderby"  of- the one part and the Okanagan  Saw   Mills,   Limited,   of the other  part, as hereinbefore set forth be  and   the  same  is  hereby   ratified,  confirmed and approved.,.  2. This By-law shall, before- the  final  passage" thereof,  receive thc ,  assent of the Electors.of the said  Corporation of the City of Endcr-*  by who .are entitled to, vote upon at ���������������������������  By-law to contract'a debt.in-the"-  manner     provided��������������������������� for"'-by V'thc'>-"'  "Municipal   ,Act" . and,. Amending, 7  ���������������������������ACtS.'      ^ i^ j -.       ,(* * f^-.;i  -TAKE NOTICE that -fhe, above'"is*^-  a^true*/copy- of -the* -proposed .By->;  law^upon  which .the. vote of "theV  Municipality, will be'taken,' at*they/  City   Hall,.-Enderby,,loh-Monday,;7  the 24th' da>v of \December,M917,rV  between the -hours"bf. 9~a.ni. and;-7;V  p.m.      .. _-'   ' ��������������������������� ' *    *"     ."   ���������������������������>, *   '  * ��������������������������� ��������������������������� p   ' " - ;>  . GRAHAM rosoman;.; , V  ��������������������������� Clerk of the Municipal -'Council.'" ���������������������������  : Dated at the Cily'Hall; Enderby, -\  B.C.,-December 13th,, 1917.,    V, ������������������--',  ^"**  ..iV*'"  ���������������������������������������������'5  -! ,y*si  ~->t  "**    "  T?"--.**  i     -***^"r     ������������������������������������������������������������������������**���������������������������?  ?     -  iSiK  I.r-.-r'  VV-^  ���������������������������j*-'   *  ,' V-?  ,    L  "    -l, 7"  ������������������ ',"���������������������������  x   **"^^f  *  ' v->  <V r���������������������������  "**   *���������������������������'?  -'^\ -  V.\  '"��������������������������� ***  -   -J  ���������������������������* i ������������������-T  CITY  OF  ENDERBY /  Voting on Proposed By-laiu. ".  Public   Notice   is   hereby   given  to the Electors of the Municipality*  of the City of Enderby that Ire-"  quire   thc    presence   of" the   said  Electors at thc City Hall, Enderby,'  on MONDAY) lhc 2Alb day of December,   1917,  between   thc  hours  of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., for the purpose of voting, by ballot,* either to  -confirm���������������������������or��������������������������� to=-negative-=_a^-certain^  proposed  By-law, towit:  A By-law to ratify .and confirm  the renewal, with certain modifications, for a period o'f five ycars  from thc Second Day of June, one  thousand nine hundred and seventeen, of a certain Agreement entered into between thc Corporation, of thc one part, and A. R.  Rogers Lumber Company, Limited  of the other part, and bearing  da'tc April Twenty-fifth, oncthous--  and nine hundred and seven.  Any person, male or female, being a ,British subject and of thc  full age of twenty-one ycars, who  is the assessed owner of land or  of real property within the Municipality, i.s entitled to a vote cither  confirming or negativing thc said  By-law. *  Given under mv hand at thc City  Hall, Enderby, this 13th day of  December,  1917.  GRAHAM   ROSOMAN,  Returning Officer.  LAND  REGISTRY  (Seclion 2-1)  ACT  ' In Ihe matter of an application  for duplicate certificate of title No.  13910a, issued to C. S. Hazelton,  covering Part 7.12 acres of Part of  Lot 2, subdivision of Part of Lot  220, Map 151, Osoyoos Division,  Yale-District.  Notice is hereby given lhat it is  mv intention at thc expiration of  one month from the date of first  publication hereof to issue a duplicate certificate of title covering thc  above land to C. S. Hazelton' unless  in the meantime I shall receive  valid objection thereto in writing.  Dated at the Land Registry Ollice  Kamloops, B.C., this 8th day of  November, A.D., 1917.  C H. DUNBAR,  District Registrar. THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY-  Thursday, December 20, 1917  Final Appeal Judg|e  Gives Ruling on  Exemption of Farmers  Mr. Justice Duff (the Final Court of Appeal) Declares it is Essential that there shall be No  Diminution in Agricultural Production.  (Published by authority of Director of Public Information,  V Ottawa.)  Hon. Mr. Justice Duff gave judgment on December  6th, in the first test case brought before him, as Central  Appeal Judge (the final court of appeal), for the exemption of a farmer. The appeal was made by W. H. Rown-  tree in respect of his son, W. J. Rowntree, from the  decision of Local Tribunal, Ontario, No. 421, which  refused a claim for exemption. The son was stated to  be an experienced farm hand, who had been working  on the farm continuously for the past seven years, and  ever since leaving school. He lives and works with his  father, who owns a farm of 150 acres near Weston,  Ontario. With the exception of a younger brother, he  is the only male help of the father on the farm. The  father is a man of advanced years.  In granting the man exemption "until he ceases to  be employed in agricultural labor," Mr. Justice Duff  said:  "The Military Service Act does not deal with the  subject of the exemption of persons engaged in the agricultural industry; and the question which it is my duty  to decide is whether the applicant being and having  been, as above mentioned, habitually and effectively engaged in agriculture and in labor essential to the carrying on of agricultural production, ought to be exempted  under the provisions of the Military Service Act.  "These two propositions are indisputable :  "(1) In order that the military power of the allies  may be adequately sustained, it is essential that in this  country and under the present conditions, there  should be no diminution in agricultural production.  "(2) The supply of competent labor available for  the purpose of agricultural production is not abundant,  but actually is deficient.  "The proper conclusion appears to be that the applicant, a competent person, who had been habitually  and effectively engaged in labor essential to such production, ought not to be withdrawn from it.  "It is perhaps unnecessary to say that such exemp- .*'  tions are not granted as concessions on account of per-  -sonal^hardshiprstilHess-as-a-favor^to-a^cIass^-ThesoIe^���������������������������  ground of them is that the national interest is the better  served by keeping these men  at home.    The supreme  necessity (upon the existence of which, as its preamble  shows, this policy of the Military Service Act is founded) that leads the State to take men by compulsion and  put them in the fighting line requires that men shall be  J?epjj^_hpme_ who'are^engaged^ in work essentia^  able the State to maintain the full efficiency of the combatant forces, and whose  places  cannot  be taken by  others not within the class called out."  Ottawa, Dec. 8,1917.  C.  CREED  Auctioneer ancl Live Stock  Salesman  Sales Undertaken in  any part of the  District  Every kind of sale my specialty  For terms apply���������������������������  C.  CREED, ARMSTRONG  Order   vour    Christmas   poultry  earl v.       * Gi;o. R. Siiaiu'i:.  Canadian Patriotic Fund  Miss   E.  Cooke    $ 3  Miss  S.   Cooke        2  Okanagan  Saw  Mills  Lid   ..    5  A.   Marshall        1.  Ed.   Gray    -    1.  (1.   Griimhs         1.  V.  Davies        1.  .1.   Nichols        1.  A.  Black        2  T.   Kneale    r..,  (I. 13. Robinson     R. 13. Old ford      I.nka   Singh      Xaren   Sinjgh      Sing      T. M. Lewis     Mrs. A. A.  Faulkner     Miss A.  13.  Faulkner     Rev. J. A.  Dow      Dr. If.  W.  Keith      Miss   M.  V.   Beatlie   C. 13. Winler     R.   Vogel      1.  5.  1  2  3.  2,  f>,  10,  1,  00  00  00  00  .00  .00  .00  .00  .00  .00  .00  .00  .50  .50  .00  00  00  00  00  50  1)0  00  00  Mail Your Orders Friday. We  will Deliver by Christmas Day  The Gift Selections from our many departments featured  below are all extra grand value for appreciable Xmas Gifts  BOUDOIR  SLIPPERS  What  nicer  gift!    Cute  little  Jap {_\H    f?A  Slippers;   Fur  Tops.   Mailed   free. Jhl   JlJ  Price     .*r~*>J*J  CHILDREN'S RUN-ABOUT FELT  SLIPPERS���������������������������Leather sole; all sizes  Price   85c  CREPE DE CHENE WAISTS  For Ladies;  in  ii-beautiful  range  of    colors    and   complete    sizes.  Price   $4.95  INFANT'S BOOTEES  Pure  soft while  wool  Bootees;  aoe    tfn    tc  cosy baby gift; Price   *OC,5Uc, 75c  SILK CREPE HANDKERCHIEFS  Handsome little Handkerchiefs in  fancy border;^3 in a box, for....  $1.00  MEN'S TIES  In Xmas Boxes. A splendid choice 50c & 75c  of everyday wear Ties; Price .... each  The Store of Bountiful Gifts  TOYLAND-Special for Children  Big, Medium and Small Teddy Bears; Prices $1.25, $1.75 and    $2.50  Unbreakable Dolls; Best in Canada; Price, 35c,   60c, $1.00 and       $1.75  Big Assorted Parcels of Games*-Toys, Books, etc. (including one Charlie Chaplin) for..$1.48  A big 98c parcel, comprising seven new toys, all interesting; Mailed free  IMPORTANT���������������������������To enable our outside customers to visit us, we shall be open the following  nights: FRIDAY, 6 to 9 p.m; SATURDAY, 6 to 10 p.m.  CHRISTMAS EVE, 6 to 10 p.m.  ������������������^MtfBB������������������^      g&E3&  uy iifaP  ompoiui  INCORPORATED 1670  HEABERrE.BURBIDGE STORES COMMISSIONER  Mail Order Department H.  VERNON, B. C.  London's Late War Summary  There is no use trying to camouflage the gravity of the situation  on the west front���������������������������the only war  theatre which in the last analysis  really counts. .        .    -  Premier Lloyd George's speech  at Grey's Inn was regarded as a  call to arms in a : present-day  crisis. ���������������������������      ~.  The set back to British arms  at Cambrai seems to have marked  the end of the British offensive  for the present..For the present  the initiative has passed to' Hindenburg.  The most competent experts  predict that the Germans will  make unusually strenuous efforts  to break through the Allied line  before American participation  can equalize the reinforcement  of the German line from the  Russian front.  This reinforcement of the Ger-  =mans,-made-possible-=by=the.cessa-  tion of fighting on the east front  means a half million picked men  to throw into the assault against  the Allied line before America  can get in.  Besides restoring to Hindenburg his long lost initiative, General Byng's reverse graphically  demonstrates the untruth #of  variousT widely prevalent stories  regarding the enemy.  It demonstrates the absurdity  of the story that the morale of  the Germans is waning.  It contradicts the confidently  circulated stories of Gernany's  impending collapse.  Regardless of who is perspnally  responsible for the Cambrai reverse, the belief is held in England that the whole army, has  been permeated with a spirit of  cocksureness���������������������������if not over-confidence���������������������������and that it has grown  careless.   Order your Christmas poultry  carl v. Geo. R. Shaiu'U.  w  A  XX  >0<  >o<  v  w  fl  "FIRST T/ME  I  "NEITHER BORROWER NOR LENDER BE"  ������������������������������������������������������(Watch, this space each week)  Send Us Your  Watch Repairs  First-class Workmanship and all  orders promptly executed.  Blake Stokes      The Jeweler  Armstrong  Use the Telephone in winter time if you would  save a lot of time and trouble and cold feet. A phone  means comfort;, face lo face conversation right from  your'own home or ollice. No travelling, no discomfort, no failure to "catch your friend al home," and  therefore no unnecessary expense.  OKANAGAN TELEPHONE CO.  fi  /���������������������������*  fi  fi  fi  fi  fi  w  T  fi  fi  fi  o>  ���������������������������()<  ���������������������������0<=0  Gold  Bar Seedless  Raisins       15c  package  Gold Bar Seeded Raisins  2   lbs.   35c  Cleaned   Currants    25c   lb.  Orange, Lemon and Citron Peel.    40c  lb.  Dromedary Dates, Layer Figs, Shelled Walnuts, Almonds, Pure Spices  Don'l risk lhc waste of good ingredients  wilh poor Hour.  Use FIVE ROSES, and you know you have thc best.  DILL BROS.  Gents' Furnishings  and Groceries  oMerry Christmas to c/Ill!  Wc wish to thank our many patrons for their liberal patronage  since we have been in business, and to extend to one and all our  heartiest good wishes of the season.  nrHTH   POPTTT   AT?  Variety Store  i ne \z\jL uL������������������ni\pyman b1oc1Cm cliff st.  Order   your    Christmas   poultry   ,!   h������������������vo   J   thoroughbred   York-  curlv. Gi:o. R. Shahi'k.     shire boar for service.   E. Harrop

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