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 i  ARMSTRON G,  B. C.  .** ...      * * ...        -" ���������������������������  ENDERBY,  B.C.  IN WHICH IS MERGED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND ARMSTRONG ADVERTISER.  Vol. XV, No. 51, Whole No. 773  ARMSTRONG. B.C.. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918 y/  SubscriDtion. $2.00 per vear: 5c������������������the codv  XXXXXXXXXXXXX  ~X X  K      ARMSTRONG NEWS      x  .xxxxxxxxxxxxx  The Misses J. and B. Burnett  J. returned from Vancouver last  1 Friday.  x  Rev.   J.   H.   Gretton  was   in  Armstrong   between   trains   on  Saturday.  x  W. Ehmkc and E. Stoodley,  'of thc R.A.F., at Toronto, came  in on Monday.  x  JVIiss L. Morris came up from  Vernon on Friday to visit Mrs.  : J. E. Hamilton.  x  Mr. F. Tombs returned from  Vancouver on Thursday, where  hc spent a month.  x  Mrs.    Clarence   Daniels   and  daughter, of Seymour Arm, arc  visitihg Armstrong friends.  7 '~ ,    ~ x  v   Pte. Suttan, who went overseas  with the 121st Batt.. returned  ', home on Saturday.  'rj'l The -Skating Rink generally  "openson New Years Day���������������������������will  ��������������������������� it this year?  v:. "��������������������������� v. .  '..  x  y^- Miss J. Stoodley,who has bcen  .���������������������������visiting friends at Grindrod, re-  Vturhed to Armstrong on Satur-  ���������������������������,frday:  77- >7   ��������������������������� , -i-  '������������������'V Miss A. McCallum, teacher at  -^Vancouver, came in on Satur-  y^tday  to  spend  Xmas  with  her  V parents. .  :ss v*v ���������������������������', 7   ., 7*'  - ^r���������������������������������������������������������������������������������. Lcpnard Smiley last Friday  :%.returned. from' Vancouver after  ) \ .^spending a few days in ti'C coast  . glitejtropolis^ 7:)���������������������������,:������������������������������������������������������'  r'' $&i- A-.special- meeting of the I. O.  ^F.^c&lled^briAfobclay, Dec. 30.  , ^ftll^membetts are jreiquested to be  J^^n-^Hstt^S^l^frMatins arid  [/ yttoly Communion at 11 o'clock.  "���������������������������Vfereachcr, the-Lord Bishop'of  - kootenay.- V       -���������������������������  ."> V    ��������������������������� -X .   -  ���������������������������  V* 'A special service of thanks-  . giving will he held on Sunday^  . Pecemher  29th,  in  St.  James'  Church a,t 3 o'clbcjc. Preacher,  Jtev. J. H. Gretton. I  , The annual meeting of Armstrong & .Spallumcheen Agri-  : cultural Society will he held in  the Municipal Hall on Saturday.  .Jan. 25th������������������ J&19. al 2 p.m.  Rev. T' JCeywortb of Vernon  ...will give an illustrated intern  ' lecture. In the. Armstrong  .Methodist Church on Mond#y  ; evening* Pec. 30th af 8 o'clock-  h provincial Constable pitton  ;h������������������4 a case in the Armstrong  police Court Tuesday. A Chinaman arrested pf having opium  Jn his possession. A fine of  x}\0Q was imposed.  ,;r Patrons are advised not to  , tajce their cream to the Cream-  |=^7eryvon^Thurs4aythis-weeH7~rhe  \ civic 'holiday extends to the  ; Creamery. It will he open on  Friday instead of Thursday.  There will he service in the  Armstrong Methndist Church  Sunday morning at 11 o'clock,  conducted hy the Pastor. Sunday School in the afternoon at  2.30. There will he no service in  the evening.  X  Mrs. JU. Stokes desires The  Commoner} to state that con-  trdry to reports, the livery  and feed business of her late  husband will be continued by her.  Mr. G. Wilson will have charge,  and will carry on the business as  it was conducted by the late Mr.  Stokes.  x  X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X  X Public and High School X  X in Armstrong   will  open X  X Jan. 6th.    Everybody be X,  ** on   hand   thc  first   dav. X  X  X  XXXX XXXXXXXXX X X X X  CARD OF THANKS  We wish the Commoner \iould  kindly convey our sincere. and  heartful thanks to all, our friends  who have so thoughtfully contributed to our comfort in the trying hour of our great bereavement;  xxxxxxxxxxxxxx  X X  X ENDERBY NOTES       x  X X  xxxxxxxxxxxxx  Mr. Ed Harrop is spending a  week or two at Victoria.  x  Billie   Smith   is   visiting   his  sister, Mrs. J. H. Teece.  Miss   Allen   is   spending   the  holidavs in Vancouver.  X  Miss Beattie went to her home  in Kamloop for Christmas.  and   daughter,  from   Victoria  Mrs.   Paradis  Louise,   return  today.  x  Miss Maud Burnham is home  fromG the coasl for Christmas  holidavs.  Lemke is spending  Lemke  and  left for Van-'  . to be absent  came =. honic  this week to  Mr.,W. J.  Xmas  with   Mrs  son at Seattle.  sr  rs  Mrs. W. Jones  couvcr this week,  until New Ycars.  x  Percy    Ruttan  from Vanderhoof  spend the winter.  Mr. W. G. Allan left for Edmonton the past week, where he  will spend the winter.  X  Mr. and Mrs. H. Torrent were  visitors  from  Mabel  Lake last  Friday and Saturday.  Mr. J. J. Johnson and family,  from Morris, Sask., are, visiting  friends in this district.  ��������������������������� X  Aid. JvB.  Gaylord  from Skeena City this week, t6%y^  spend the''winter at home.   V ,    "~  '- >l  returned.  Mr. A. G. Skaling left for the  metr<   to be away  coast -metropolis "on- Saturday,  away until New Years/.  ~ ,-  K>  : Born^rAt * the' Enderby-, ttos-; ���������������������������  pital; Sunday, Dec. 22nd, to Mf.  ,������������������*Jfl  3*  s&%\  ss&m  from Moosejaw on Monday/to y :~  spend Xmas' with" "her mother.'  PACK FROM Tm WONT  J4ent. T. Rftbtasan, ftfarat and  Pte. jno. Afatyafton, Enderby,  Sep Sfreiwpw Service.  The arrival of pte. Jno. tyc-  Mahon and Lieut. Thos. RoJ*w-  son this weejc from the front*  hrought more than Christmas  cheer^to-the-homes-from^which  they have heen ahsent in the  long years of war. ^oth young  men went overseas in the early  part of the war and saw much  of the hardest fighting. Pte.  IVfcMahon was three times sent  to the hospital with wounds,  spending many months at different times under surgical  care.' He now looks sturdy and  fit for any ordeal. He says is  was not the dangers of the field  and trench warfare that "got"  him so much as it was the climate. As soon as hc landed on  Canadian soil he felt a relief  not experienced at any time in  France or in England. Both  Lieut. Robinson and Pte. McMahon will report at military  headquarters at the coast after  spending Christmas at homc.  Geo. Andrews Made Lieutenant  Word has been received in  Armstrong that George B. Andrews, who left as a private in  the 54th Batt., has received his  commission as lieutenant. He  spent two years in the trenches  and has been-through-many of  the biggest battles of .the'.--war.  He was decorated with the military niedal for conspicuous  bravery on the field. Lieut. Andrews is now at Whitley Camp,  England, but does not know  when he will return to Canada.  'Armstrong hancj. The1 local  boys wilt he pleased to hear of  his advancement-  j Concert and P������������������wce at flwpte  I The school children of Quple  and MaheJ pdee give a Xmas  entertainment which was followed hy a dance in the school  ^house=last^=Thursday=^ey_ening.  The program consisted of recitations, singing, etc. postmaster Pale was chairman of  the evening. The performance  of the children won high praise  from all and reflected credit upon the teacher, Miss N. Harvey,  as well as the children themselves. Jt was a good-natured  gathering that took up the dancing at the close of the concert,  and when the breakup came for  morning all went to their homes  ; feeling the better for the happy  event.  Gift of a War Savings Stamp  Many a war savings stomp  will be given as a Christmas  gift this year. This makes a  very sensible gift. It com hi nos  usefulness in a gift, and shuts  the onc to whom it is given on  the road to Thriftville. Tho  savings stumps arc a good investment, drawing 4y2% interest compounded half-yearly.  Most other gifts decrease in  value as time goes on.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bell.  Glenemma. George  was  a  meml>er  ot the  Card of Thanks  Mrs. E. Stokes and family  wish, through the Commoner,  to thank their many friends and  neighbors for services rendered  and for expressions of sympathy in their sad bereavement,  and for the beautiful flowers  sent.  Armstrong Red Crow Note*  fted Cross workers will kincJ-  ly pote-tlwt the Porcas committee intend to pacH on Friday,  Pecemher 27tli Ewlervor to  have all linished garment* at  the room* on QJcanngan street,  in good time to he placed in the  hoxes.  ���������������������������iMs-lh^intention-to-have=a  grand re-opening afternoon Jo-,  in the new rooms on .Jan. Nth.  Also at the same time and place  there will he a shower of magazines (not pasts) for the military hospitals in B. C. Vou are  asked to help make this sTiower  a deluge. We all must rally  around the Bed Cross.Vour help  is urgently needed. Try making  up some of the little garments  for the Russian children. The  Red Cross has taken up this  ver j' necessary work.  ponations���������������������������  JtyunicipalUy- Spailmncfreen.. S8..33  Poreman *' Armstrong  $45.63.  dstage & stationery     1.00  Summary���������������������������  Cash on band Nov. t  .''. 873.37  Potations in  November     8.33  Collections in November ...123.48  $20548  Cr���������������������������Casb pai<l out ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������ 846.63  Cash, on hand -Nov. 3Q__L.._.__ J58.55  ������������������pith b. Freeman,  820548  Treas.  In North Fnderby School  Report  for November  Collections���������������������������  Mrs.   Whitaker      8 5.60  Miss  Belhi   Howard      .     -1.30  Mrs.  A.  l\.  Sage      7.00  Mrs.  T.  Thomas      0.30  Mrs.  II. Kiiiif     17.00  Mrs.  C.  Becker      2.35  Mrs.   T.   Ball       3.25  Mrs.   Allison       1.25  Miss Edilh  Teward      1.15  Miss   Pritchard      1.15  Miss G. C. Pctar     10.00  Mrs.  McDonald      3.20  Miss B. V. Ball      5.00  Mrs.  Gordon  Maw      2.00  Mrs.   Collis-   ,5.60  Mrs. W.  Harrv      2.20  Miss Parkinson   .   2.00  Miss   Pringle   1.60  Miss Florence Smith      7.80  Miss   Wismer   ... .   .90  Mrs.   R.   Wood   .   1.03  Miss  Joy  Ford   2.05  Mrs.  Frank   Becker   ........  3.55  Mrs.   J.   Cox. ..   2.50  Mrs. T. J. Phillips   7.25  Mrs.   Empey   2.50  Mrs.   Brett   .. .   4.35  Wong  .lone      .70  H. T. Sue Jou    .90  Tlie; closing  oxemse4 m -the  various rooms of thcVFortune  school.last Friday were.enjoyed  hy quite a number -���������������������������.���������������������������f* the par?  ents of the .children., ~ J"CSV; ^  - ��������������������������� ", *'- _[. ������������������   SJ        ���������������������������St -'  V Mr. M., A.l ^������������������farJey/,{geijeral~  manager af the GHanagan -Saw  MilK left for Seattle on Friday  to spend Xmas witb-fiis wife  and family. ,Tliey wi!|^-return  with Mr.'MarJey. - --.������������������ ' -  -- s ��������������������������� x       : - H  Monday evening the children  of the Methodist Church Sunday, schqpl gave the# annual  Christmas tree, ^.service, which  was large}y attended ,and- thoroughly enjoyed^      _ '���������������������������- v    f^ 7  The Presbyterian. ��������������������������� Sunday  school Christmas entertainment  was held in the-church last Fri-  day^evening^tbe^cbildrenTpror  viding an evening of pleasure to  all who attended.  '^m  * -,.������������������"Sl  JS ��������������������������� *.\  A Christmas entertainment  was given by thc children of  thc North Fnderby school last  Thursday evening, Pec. 19th.  The program consisted of recitations, songs and drills, all of  which were admirably rendered  and not only reflected credit on  the children themselves but  showed thc painstaking coaching of their teacher, Miss E. R.  Cary and their loving co-operation. Mrs. Charles Metcalf presided at the organ, and by her  familiarity with the songs and  drills showed that she too was  in sympathy with the"efforts of Aii  the pupils, and in no  measure contributed to its success. The school room was well  filled by appreciative parents  and friends, and after the performance coffee, cake and sandwiches were served. II was. a  very successful affair, so everyone present said.  Died���������������������������At Grindrod, Dec. 20th  the infant child of Mr. and Mrs.  A. Tomkinson.  Mrs.Thos. Gray, of Mara, was  brought to the Enderby Hospital on Friday, ill of pneumonia. She is progressing favorably. .,..*.  Next Friday evening in the  Parish Hall the children of St.  George's Church Sunday school  will give an entertainment, to  he followed by the usual distribution of gifts to the little-  folk.  K  Mrs. A. Glen received a copy  of thc London Pictoral News  showing Capt.' Jas. A. Glen, P.  S. C, leaving F)uckinghani  Palace after being decorated by  the King/ "Our Jim" wore a  smile ns contagious as thc pandemic'but more inviting. Capt.  Glen has becn cited for major,  and will remain in thc Imperial  Service. His brother, Ken-  small ncth, has been cited for Captain.  X .,-������������������������������������������������������-  In a leltcr from the front. Ptc  Arthur Teccc tells of Ins first experience in "mopping up" after  driving the Germans Irom one  of the French towns. He was  detailed with a companion lo  clean out thc cellars of anv of  the enemy left behind. The first  cellar they went into was filled  by French women, -who, when  they discovered they were Canadian soldiers and friends, ran  to them and threw.'..-their arms  about them, smothering them  with kisses. It was Arthur's  first shell-shock, though not-  serious.  . 2  OKANAGAN   COMMONER  .THURSDAY,-DECEMBER 26, 1918  (|     Can   Food Board   License No, 8-C.':o7  ���������������������������sS  I    Here's   Wishing  0 Everyone, "A Merry  9      Christmas and  D a Bright and Happy  1 New Year"       {  i'Christmas ..WeeR With  8!  i'  Our Merchant .Advertisers  1  0  1  a  0-  0  I Phillips & Wh/tehouse  I  We heartily thank  our manj' friends for  their patronage during  19TS and trust that our  service and consistently  low prices will induce a  continuation of the  same during- 1������������������19  Phone 48  Armstrong  ()<=>o  0  DENTISTRY  Dr. Dent has opened one of  the most modern Dental Par-  lors in the Interior of British  Columbia in the W. H.  Smith Block, above the Ok-  anai/mi Grocery. Vernon. B.C.  Sx eoial attention to ont of  town patients.  Phone  3-1-3 or write  ments.  for  appoint-  DR. DENT  DENTIST  VERNON, B.C.  In wishing you the compliments of the season we  thank you for your patronage during 1918 and solicit a  continuation during 1919.  We'd like to know definitely whose responsibility is greatest���������������������������that of the home merchant to  thc community or that of thc community to the  home merchant.     Certainly each is responsible  to the other if all are to progress.    The home  merchant is as necessary to the life of  a community as the community is to the success of the  home merchant.    Without one the other could  not exist.   And where one fails to make good the  other suffers in direct ratio to the other's failure.  It is the duty of the home merchant to adver-  ties and boost his business and everything that  is of interest to 'the community in order hold the  interest and the business at home. Any merchant  failing  to  do   this  shirks   the responsibility  he  owes  to  the home community,  and places  the  load of holding business in the home community  more   heavily   upon   the   shoulders    of    others  Tn short hc is shirking his responsibility to the  community and his fellow merchants.  On the othcr hand, thc people of thc community owe it to themselves and the home merchant lo patronize thc local stores that advertise  and boost the lown and its interests.,. This part  of the unwritten law of community building is  invariably carried out.c-We havc yet'to sec thc  merchant who did nol gel lhc business of the  people of his community who was wide awake  enough lo get after it. Thc merchant who docs  nol reach oul aflcr business will soon havc nothing left to reach out aflcr. In effect, hc indicates  lhat hc docs not want business, and business will  nol go where it is not invited.  Looking over our Okanagan exchanges it is  very apparent why somc towns arc forging ahead  while others arc standing still. Thc best indication is lo be found in the columns of thc local  papers. Where these columns are. liberally  made use of by thc home merchants the towns  are moving ahead steadily; business is retained  in the homc town, and thc dollars kept al home  circulate morc freely, which means that a beneficial reciprocity exists to thc good of all. fn  othcr towns where there is not tliis progressive  spirit in evidence in the columns of the local  paper on the part of tlie home merchants, there  is no mistaking the signs of lack of business, lack  of development, lack of progress. Tjius, you  will agree, we feel sure, that the first responsibility for the home community's advancement  lests primarily upon the shoulders of .the home  merchants, and if anyone of them plays \the part  of thc slacker the community: suffers."     'V  better than if you had selected it yourself.  The jewelry store of J. C. Adams has been the  great attraction for all those whose idea of a suitable-Christmas gift runs to a finger ring, a necklace, brooch, watch, or something for the table  or boudoir in silver, gold, ivory, or plateware.  While illness interfered with the plans of the  Star Bakery for Christmas, they did1 a big business in fruit cakes, fancy baking, candies, nuts,  etc. Any housewife who had been unable to prepare her own fancy cooking was able to find  the very best at the Star. ;���������������������������  The way those turkeys disappeared! Fred  Murray's butcher shop did not look like hard  times when his sliipment of Christmas turkeys  arrived. And tlie way those turkeys disappeared  was indicative of the character of Armstrong's  peace Christinas.  Mrs. Bray's contribution to thc millinery and  fancy articles of apparel for the ladies and children was much appreciated. She had in stock  just thc articles needed for useful Christmas  gifts.  Mr. Best had the misfortune of a visit from flu  Christmas week, which entirely threw out his  business plans. He did, however, provide a large  slock of goods from Toyland, and these made  the litllcfolk happy.  Armslrong was a busy place thc past week���������������������������  Christmas shoppers from all parts of the districl.  Our merchants did lhcir part���������������������������lhcjr played the  went after lhc business, and got il.  game  I   6  AtfX. Afum  ���������������������������I  These remarks are preliminary. What we intended to do when \ye sat down td finger the  toggle was to say how pleased The Commoner.is  In Enderby there was indication of the return  of pasl days of prosperous times. Though faint,  lhe spirit is coming back; Christmas decorations  were not up to pre-war days, but showed a vast  improvement over that of war Christmasscs.  E. 13. Dill showed an effective display of fancy  woolen goods for men; also thc dainty things to  cat that go to make the Christmas spirit possible.  W. J. Woods did likewise, his store decoration  earlier days. He put on onc of the finest displays of -Christmas apples and fancy groceries,  wilh sleds for thc boys and girls, mils, sweaters,  caps, etc.  Fulton's/hard\vare store, the old reliable; put  up a hard fight to hold Christmas business in Enderby���������������������������and he succeeded to a very.large extent,  although hardware is not the most popular of  Christmas gifts. He had skates for the boys ancl  girls, hockey sticks, etc;, and.a line of silverware  and fancy crockery .especially "suitable for Xmas!  gifts. "���������������������������  ' -; '-r - - ; V"  Wilson's'Popular .-Variety Store'was the little-  folk's Toyland; By quiet conservative advertising, backed up by service, Mr. Wilson is gradually climbing) tp the top in his line.   His stock of  ATENTS  In. all'countries.'Ask   for our I?IVE>j'.-  TOR'S ADVISER.which will be sent fre*  MARION & MAltfOti.  MW" lJn������������������ve-Ritw  *t..   Mr.n*r������������������-������������������f.  PIANO TUNING & REPAYING  CHARLES QUINN  ���������������������������of Kelowna,   will be in Armstrong   and   Enderby   districts  every three'rmonths.  SPIRILLA CORSETS  BRASSIERES, ETC  "Made to order  Flexible and  Every p air guar-  un breakable,  an teed.  EDITH TURNER  Corsetiere  Armstrong  B. C.  SECRET  SOCIETIES  S. II. SPEERS  W. AI.  A.F. &A.M.  Enderby Lod^e" No. -10  Regular meetings first  Thursday on or after the  fn II moon at 8 p. m. in Mane nie Hall. Visiting  brethren cordially  invited  C. II. REEVES  Secretary  with the spirit,.of-the merchants who make use j Xmas goods tliis season was morc than douhle  that of last year, and1 he says_ his Xmas business  went up proportionately.  If the sale of Xmas poultry indicates'anything  ���������������������������and it should���������������������������it is evident tlie. people of Enderby are not going to go hungry today. The  turkey.supply through Sharpe's meat market  met all requirements. J  ENDERBY   LODGE  No. 35,-K.of P.  Meets every Monday evening  in Masonic Hall.    Visitorscor-  dially invited to attend.  CHAS. HAW1NS. C. C.  H. M. WALKER, K. R. S  li. J. COLTART. M.F.  PROFESSIONAL  ^C. SKALING, B. A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  INSURANCE  Bell Blk. Enderby, JB.C-  E. O. WOOD, B. C. L. S.  Armstrong and Salmon Arm  Subdivisions, Mineral Claims, Timber Limits, Pre-emptions, Drainage,  Irrigation and Road Surveys, Maps  and plans.  Phone G2  of it columns to boost their businesses and thus  help in thc development of the home community.  It is easy to see from the columns of Tlie Commoner where the business of the district is going,  and really should go. And these merchants hack  up their advertising with the goods and service.  Thcy play the game���������������������������do not shirk the responsibility to the home community of doing their part  to keep the home business at home.  Armstrong citizens must feel proud of the  attitude of her merchants in the matter of hopst-  ing business in the district. And-Hot only are they  boosting, but they hack up their hoosts with the  stock.  Here is a summary of what you will have seen  if you were a visitor to the stores the past few-  weeks: At Foreman & Armstrong's big store, a  galaxy of gifts that please; useful gifts and those  from Toyland. Every woman Jijces dainty under-  hiusliris, ami-those attractive froclcs, youtliful7  clue and practical. Their display was distinctive  and the quality of the goods the hest. In the grocery department thcrc was an abundance of all  the toothsome dainties which the heart longs for  even if thc stomach docs havc to suffer at Xmas  lime.  Thc popular idea of a Christmas gift is something morc ornamental than useful, hence when  looking for gifts one docs not always turn lo the  hardware slore lo find it. However, this Xmas  seems lo have heen an exception. Morc gifts of  the useful type havc been purchased. And here  is where the hardware stocks of MacPhail-Smith  and MacLauchlan met the requirements of many.  They did not seem lo forget any of thc articles  required, and buyers from all over the dislrict  came   to   Armslrong  for   these  hardware   gifts.  "Joys from Toyland" were to be' found at  Abboll's drug store. Christmas- week has been a  big week for lhis store. Everything from thc  most amusing oddities to .the 'more . practical  mechanical" toys were in slock, and the way lhcy  did go! Then, of course, there were the delightful gift books, perfumes, fancy boxes for the  toilet, cut glass, etc.  Tn men's wear���������������������������fancy articles for gifts���������������������������A. D.  Renault was well supplied. Mr. Renault has the  faculty for selection which is so valuable to a  merchant in this line. Tic has been able to meet  all requirements of the menfolk���������������������������or rather, thc  womenfolk for thc menfolk���������������������������for you know the  The mission.of The Commoner is, first, to Jcecp  all home business in the home town. But, particularly now when stocks are low, the,home merchant frequently cannot supply the requirements  of customers. Then, instead of sending money  out of the Valley, we helieve in Keeping it as near  home as possible and, therefore;, we are pleased  to note how effectually the Hudson Pay, Vernon,  is overcoming tlie eastern mail order menace.  The Christmas trade of the 3ay this season is  far in excess^ of other years, particularly from  VSJlleytbwns". TJTisireasily accounted^oFwjien  it is remembered that many of the small town  merchants have preferred not lo load up on  goods of special lines. Tlie Bay's Christmas display of gift goods this season surpassed any yet  attempted even by that establishment.  The purpose of C. J. Whiten the jeweler, is on  similar lines. He advertises to meet any catalogue jewelry price submitted to him���������������������������and he  makes good his promise, llie way lhis firm has  grown within thc past few years indicates that  thc buying public appreciates what hc is doing.  ABSOLUTE CURE FOR PNEUMONIA  has been  A remedy for pneumonia has been sent out  from the oflice of lhe surgeon-general of the  United Stales at Washington, which is said generally by lhc Government lo be an absolute cure.  The formula has been sent to all hospitals, military camps and to all government offices. Here  is what thc government advised:  Saturate a ball of cotton as large as a one  inch marble with spirits of alcohol, three drops  of chloroform to each ball of cotton. Place it  between patient's teeth. Let patient inhale the  fumes for 15 minutes and then rest for 15 minutes, longer if needed. Then inhale again 15  minutes and repeat operation as directed 15  times, and the result will he that the lungs will  expand to their normal condition. In 24 hours  thc patient is out of danger.    Change the cotton  XMAS  SHOPPING  Come    in   and   we will  help    you settle   the    gift  Question. /  r  Carving Sets  In fancy plush lined boxes,  English Steel''   from ........  4.85 to $8-75  Community Plate  ���������������������������table-ware, Adams design,  25 year guarantee,vdesert and  table knives, desert and table  forks, tea , spoons, desert  spoons, table spoons, coffee  spoons, pie serTers, butter  knives, eold meat   forks,   etc.  At Eastern Catalog Prices  Sleds  Strong sleds, 30 in. for  ...r5c  "           "     4.0  "   "  $1.50  ������������������<             "      4(j   <���������������������������   ii  220  Roasting Pans  Round    aluminum  pans    .............  Oblong   aluminum  pans ....'.'.'. ri...  roasting  . $3 "25  roasting  ....  $7.50  Oblong  pans .:.  steel    roasting  $2.50  Dinner Sets 97 Pieces     .  We have just opened up a nice  line of Dinaer sets at the follow,  ing   prices,     $17.20,    20 00,  22 00, 35.00 and 40.00  Per set of 97 pieces.   '"  Agents    for    McClary's  Celebrated Steel  Ranges.  Maclachlan Hardware Co*  ARMSTRONG, B. C. PHONE 47  LVIKII^WW^  HfflrrrrawtTC  * n  Must Cut off Unpaid  Subscriptions  The Paper Controller of Canada  has given notice that a strict regulation is about to be issued by 'the  Dominion Government to the effect  that-:-  Publishcrs of newspapers must  cease sending their newspapers, to subscribers three  months in . arrears unless subscriptions are ��������������������������� definitely renewed and all arrears fully  paid.  Tlie reason for this regulation of  the Paper Controller is that it is the  practice of some publishers to send-  thier newspaper until ordered  stopped, and' this practice frequently means a failure to collect  anything for subscriptions, in - ar-  '..'...������������������������������������������������������"*_ "rears, in which case there is a vir-  - :"-        tual waste-of paper.    It is to pre-.  .   vent paper waste that the-new reg-      -  _.   ulation has been decided on.  V "'"'��������������������������� ���������������������������   The manufacture of paper con- . V.  .sumes labor, wood,, cool, chemicals  and. transportation   facilities,   ancl-''..  every  ton  of  paper saved  means  just so much more Jahor, raw ma-    '.   *  terials, chemicals, fuel ancl trans-  portation available for urgent war .  needs.   For these reasons thf Gov- r  ernment .insists that paper shall bo   .  saved, and proposes that only those  who   pay   for   their   publication*  shall receive them.  V. This order will leave the new*,  paper publishers no choice in thf  matter.   W-* must therefore insist .,  .upon all subscriptions \Q the Cow������������������. '  -movui being pj������������������id up.  We art cleaning up our subscription  list, this weelf and  will he  forced fa send, flnal notice, to all  subscriptions to arrears.  J   All subscribers mwst pay up.  Tbost ii arrears will have tht ;   .  Commonps discontinued.   We have  no option i������������������ tht matter.   The posf-  oflJct Pep* rt ment will  ������������������.efulse to   deliver .newspapers where-the :sub-  ,-���������������������������  scription expiry date is three  months in arrears. Pay up now  and make a discontinuance of your  paper unnecessary. We do notx  wish to cut off a single subscription. We want all our friends to  remain with us. Put the paper  shortage in Canada is, becoming  alarming.  We must recognize the rcgula-  ���������������������������fions of tho T"**Mf>cr Controller if we  arc to continue.  Look  up  your  expiry  date  and  govern yourself accordingly.  ljjjjjjjjj^ium aaBuyyu������������������jjj,  Til  ���������������������������1  Salmon Arm, B.C. Chirslmas gift from the wife is always a good bit often.   It should be changed twice in 15 minutes.  Are you -going to 4o any  Building or Repairing  This Season?  THE FOLLOWING ARE GOOJd VALUES:  No. 4 Ceiling, Flooring and Siding    ...... ;. .$18.00 per thousand  No. 2 Dimension, 2x4 and 2x*6     ....'. $18.00 per thousand  Dry Blocks        $2.50 per load  Planing Mill Wood          2.25  OKANAGAN SAW MILLS, Ltd. Enderb, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918  OKANAGAN COMMONER  TTTW  mrmm  b  ^T  ^T]  '^\T  ^T  ^T  ^T\  %T  ^Tk  ^lk  ^lk  ^ik  ^!k  ^k  ^k  ^kj  ^k'  ^lk  ^k  ^k  ^k  ^k  ^Jk  ^~|k  lk'  ijk1  iik  ilk  !i|k  !;k  i;k  ^!k  ilk  l!k  AV  Ar  A?  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Contract advertising, ������������������1 an inch per month.  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918  May 1919 bc the happiest and prosperous-est  of.any lived, is our wish to you, dear reader.  TO BE OR NOT TO BE ?  It would seem there are two distinct heads to  1he news service eminaling from London government circles���������������������������as Wells would say, "Inner Britain" and "Greater Brilain." Today thc news  comes from one source, tomorro\vtf*i'roni the  other. It would seem that Sir Robert Borden and  his colleagues, Sir George Foster, Hon. A. L.  Sifton and Hon. C. J. Dohcrty, arc associated  with thc "Greater Britain" wing. By and through  thc aid of this wing, Sir Robert expects to get a  seat at thc peace tabic.  Under dale of Dec. 18th a London cable to thc  Vancouver Province said: "It is inadmissible for  Premier Borden himself or his colleagues Lo issue  a public pronouncement at this early stage of  these most delicate international negotiations,  hut careful enquiries from the mosl authoritative  <juarters enable mc to make thc following statement: It is quite certain Borden will, himself,  attend thc peace conference. Nothing less will  satisfy Canada or the British Government. The  British people, in lhc recent ejection campaign,  have shown both,-, their deep appreciation pj.' tJic  services in the war of Cc'IJHKla and the other Dominions, and their enthusiastic determination to  support the statesmen of thc whole Empire in  .giving reality and permanence to a new and fully  autonomous partnership between the nations of  the British Commonwealth which shall he the  equal of our comradeship in thc field."  This statement seems to be purposely ambiguous, but it is sufficiently clear to let British  officialdom understand Canada's wishes.    It appears necessary for these heads to talk to one another across the water and back again.   It is the  regularly dpilomatic to say a thing in a round-  the-world way so as to declare it was never said,  or never intended, if occasion^ requires^   Nevertheless the meaning is clear.   iOn Dec. 19th the  following cable, possibly a tentative reply to the  "feeler" of the 18th conies across the water: "No  decision has yet been reached as to the number  of delegates which will represent each country at  the peace conference, the arrival of the 3ritish  delegates being awaited.   The claims of the British colonies to participate in the congress are  qreceiving serious   consideration.     At the same  time, it is feared that unless some limitation is  placed on the number of delegates, the conference will become too large to accomplish results.  It is understood tlie British Government proposes  to have five delegates at the peace table and that  the United States will have three representatives.  Thc next issue of The Commoner will find us  in the year 1919. Wc arc growing older. That  3s thc first thought that confronts us. We ought to  Jbe growing wiser. Wc hope we arc. The  question is debatable. However, we're here, in  one of the finest spots in Canada, and we intend  to make 1919 thc banner year of our existence.  To do so wc must do our part to make it thc  'Jbanncr year for. tlie district. If all will lend a  "liaiK irwe' 1 iTirixnxTttcFlott ,=w 1 leiflJ9T9=is"s trunjg  on thc necklace of Father Time.  capital of 12 per cent per annum, besides placing  large sums aside for depreciation and reserve  funds, is itself a subject for profound thought.  Further, when we know that, this splendid dividend is largely lhc result of a paper currency  monopoly given by the government of this  country to a few individuals without anything  like adequate consideration, we may feel surprised that so little is thought ahout it by ordinary people.  "Still further, when we reflect that these handsome dividends are being paid to people who,  excepting that they have invested sortie comparatively small sums in the shares of the bank,  have themselves done no'thing���������������������������performed no  personal service, to the community for the sum  they receive���������������������������wc may find cause for still further  surprise. Yet il is so. For in fact, before dividends arc computed every contingent risk and  expense of the business has becn fully provided  for, and every person from the head manager  down to the humblest messenger and porter,  who has rendered service either to the bank or  to the community, has bcen paid for his services  ���������������������������somc of these handsomely. Twelve per cent  is the price of usury.  "When wc hear talk of thc tremendous sacrifices Canada has made during the war wc "are  tempted to ask, 'Do bankers and banking institutions form any part of Canada? If so, what  sacrifices havc thcy made?'  "In the chairman's speech wc are informed  that $46,000 was donated hy thc hank to thc  Patriotic and Red Cross Funds. That sum, of  course, was written off before the dividend was  declared. It was not paid by thc shareholders.  If it was paid by anybody it was paid by the customers of the hank, whose deposits form the  main working capital of thc bank, or by the government who has granted them a monopoly of  hanking privileges and a paper currency.  "In vifcw of the sacrifices that have been entailed upon everybody through the war, onc  would think that these people wbuld be eager to  do theili part in liquidating iH& war debt. Yet  that is nal So-. Here is what the chairman says:  'Taxatiofi cannot easily be lessened, and may be  increased. A levy on capital, advocated in some  quarters, must only result in the stifling of individual incentive and enterprise, and the penalizing of industry, self-denial and thrift. Taxing  capital tb the point of unemployment in industrial enterprise would involve unemployment of  labor and. produce serious consequences. If  placed principally upon consumption the burden of taxation is distributed."  "How does that J affect the, soldiers' interests?  When he, returns from the front will, he,be a  bank shareholder or a consumer?  "That is only one out of many questions that  might be raised from a study of this and similar  reports. So the men who have returned, or who  shall yet return from the front, you men who  have made sacrifices incalculable for lh������������������������������������ Canada of,ours���������������������������realize that the government of the  country is in the hands of those owl such liHe  men. Men who having made no sacrifices,- jjut  who, on the contrary, have gained euormousjy  through, the war, yet are prepare^���������������������������nay, determined if they can���������������������������to shirk their fair share of  the payment of the war debts. Will you,cjcan you.  stand for it?   We should say not.  "Comrades, there is' a great work before us.  And not the least of the things we must do is to  let these men, these profiteers, know that justice  reigns throughout Canada. Tlie consumers already have paid for thc war. By their blood, by  their toil, by their sorrows and by their tears,  and they are not going to pay it over again. The  hour for the profiteers' sacrificing draws nigh."  THEY WANT TO KNOW  Before thcrc was Bolshcvikism in Russia there  were contributing causes leading up lo BoLshe-  "vikism. Give any country anise for a thing and  The thing will come. The trouble in Russia is  not that they have Bolshcvikism, but that thcy  havc need of Bolshcvikism. Any country might  have Bolshcvikism if conditions make Bolshcvikism necessary. Canadians are warned by the  powers that l>c against entertaining anything  savoring of Bolshcvikism, and anything which is  not in accord with the powers that bc is branded  as Bolshcvikism. Give a dog a bad name and  -you may as well tie a can to his tail and a stone  to his neck and throw him into thc sea. But thc  cry against Bolshcvikism is not going to stop its  growth. That can be slopped only by clearly  defining what Bolshcvikism is and then getting at  the. root of it and removing the cause. Wc arc  told by thc men in powcr that Bolshcvikism will  never b'c. permit Id in Canada. If conditions  arise making Bolshcvikism a necessary evil in  Canada, we'll gel it, regardless of any parly in  powcr. Let us hope such conditions shall not  arise. But let us not be too sure about our im-  3mmity to Bolshcvikism.  In thc Veterans' Weekly thc following editorial gives food for thought. Speaking with regard to the annual report of the Bank of Montreal, published a few days ago, tlie writer says:  "An institution which for several years run-  iiing, in war time, can pay a dividend upon ils  Under date of Dec. 21st a London dispatch says  that it has finally becn decided that Premier JJJor-  den shall be a fully-equipped delegate to the  Peace Conference, "whenever questions which  hc deems of interest to Canada, as part of the  Empire, come under discussion."  Splendid Selections From  Our Monthend Sale  ^"W <^^*^������������������^^������������������^^^^^^  One of the most convenient departments in our store is our  Mail Order Section. Enormous as our business has grown  with our customers who are unable tp visit us is due to the  special care that we give these other orders. We regret that  in some instances that our mail does not reach us in time to  dispatch by return.  However, we are trying to do our best  0                                                                                                                                                   '  MEN'S CITY BOOTS AT $5.09 PER PAIR  Positively  the  very  best  boot ont   the market at  this low price.  Calf Leather.    Lace styles.    All sizes.  Gun Metal und Box  <������������������  I  PREPAID  Growing Girls' Roots  This is an exceptionally good wearing  boot with comfort and ease. Sizes from  2^ to 8, even a splendid boot for women.  Button aud lace.    Prices, pair $4-50  PREPAID  Hockey Boots  72 pair of first grade Canadian Hockey  Ice Boots, splendid skaters in Misses' and  Ladies'.   Value to 4.50 for   $1.98 pair  PREPAID  Ladies' Gloves  In color of brown grey and beaver, strong  lisle thread and winter fleeced lined.  All sizes.    Price  BOc pair  PREPAID  Odd Line Rubbers  Sizes i), 10.10J, 11 in men's Maltese Cross  , rubbers, storm size, and are our  regular  men's selling line at 1.50 pair.    To clear  at per pair    59c  PREPAID  Men's Feet Romeos  In grey cloth with heavy feet soles, one  buckle in place of elastic sides. All  sizes. * -. $ 1.95 pair  PREPAID  Eiderdown Cloth  ,54 inches wide in warm stockingette,  fleece kimona cloth in Rose, Saxe,  White and Scarlet.   Price��������������������������� &%.85 yd.  <3=>  Mett'A   MoCCasinS ���������������������������Sheep wool lined with leather soles,  absolute warmth for  thefeet.   All sizes.    Price    V.    ...$2.95 pair  Mali Order Department H.  VE ANON. ll .C7     BRITISH COLOMBIA INTERIOtt STOftfe *"  '.'-���������������������������'       . .     .. ���������������������������'.������������������.��������������������������������������������� rs   rs*rs*r% '���������������������������'    ' S"  Canadian food Control J4ceiwe?No. 8-21018.  4 Merry  and  QoodW(s^s  for the  Z*������������������ew Year  to one and  all  December    ,  For fruyfaf ptrotmif gift*   "Giving itqtwtt foo*  *������������������*>"  T������������������fh*������������������ _^  *���������������������������������������������������������������������������������!<  **ifi^j   Bl-_-ltm  pwehtsed it tbi������������������ *torc is giving  wisely and well. Our stocfc contains a wide assortment pf sohd  gold and filled gold patterns.  The w������������������������������������ch roovf *m*B������������������ ������������������re of a malfe,  noted for timekeeping' and iow <��������������������������������������������������������������� of  upkeep���������������������������the Elgin.    Complete hne������������������ of;  t>otb roen'i ������������������nd women'������������������ watcher   See  them early-while the ������������������oc* it complete.  SIX MONTHS' DISCHARGE PAY  An important order-in-council bas been signed  increasing tbe post discharge pay of Canadian  soldiers. This action has been taken as a form  oifl un<jmployniqnt insurance i'or the lirst six  months after discharge. Under tlie new orders,  all soldiers discharged to Nov. 11, the day the  armistice was signed, will get six months' discharge pay. In addition, the rate of pay has  been increased from $1.10 a day so that every  single man will get $63 a month as a minimum  and every married soldier $93 a month. This  will bc paid not in a lump sum but monthly. It  is figured lhat this amount will carry the soldiers  over thc first six months after discharge and even  if lhcy arc unempuoyed will be sufficient to carry  on. By. paying monthly it is hoped to prevent  soldiers from dissinaling their whole discharge  pay. It is admitted that it will mean an increased  cost to tlie counlry of probably $50,000,000.  However, it is felt lhat il is only justice to the  soldiers and will help tide thc country over the  difficult reconstruction period. The government  is also considering the question of insurance, for  soldiers who, owing to disabilities received overseas, cannot secure insurance in regular companies.  Star Battery  Armstrong  ZfON  PftESEYTEHlAN CHURCH  Armstrong, B.C.  . Bev. W. Stott, Minister  Regular aervioes will be resumed  Pec. 29th.  ���������������������������Im. 8. Plpkaan  Peal Estate and Insurance  List your Properties and Houses.  ACREAGE FOR SALE���������������������������I have a  fraction less than two acres level  land, fenced and in one piece, on  river; now in orchard and alfalfa; few minutes walk from post-  office. Assessed value $1,150.  Will sell for $800 cash. H., Walker  Press. Enderby.  Business carried on as usual at  Park's shoe store during  "lengthy" alteration. Ladies'  slippers.  .U.u*i-���������������������������  i.������������������  ���������������������������Sell forjfame orTeti tbaw Catalogue?  "Ttw* envintm*** *****  ������������������tor^ft  Writ* for a Cajawjw-  m books  4UST AWUVEP AT  At>l>ott's Prug Store  A Daughter of the Land    Gene S. Porter  Calvary Alley. Alice Hegan Rice  The Skyrider. B. M. Bower  Great Heart Ethel M. Pell  Prophet of Berkeley Square.  R. Hichens  ��������������������������� V    ^ .   7, Booth  The Magnificent Andersons farkington  Romance of Western Canada. MacBcth  The Young Diana. Marie Corcelli  .-.    ,   .., ,   ^ Mn Hnniphery  Elizabeth's Campaign.   Ward       K     '  The City of Masks.     Bar McCutaheson  Derc Mable, Lore Letters of A. Rookie  TENDERS  WANTED  To move bouse, at once; 20x30;  for about 20 rods.  Lowest or any tender not necessarily ,ac<;ePteArnnrP kkstvpr  Apply to   GEORGE MM lS������������������.|t,  Knob Hill, on Earnie Watson's  Farm. 73'2  I  NOTICE  I beg to announce tbat Lee Mow  bas settled bis account with me up  to Jan. 29th, 1918.;.   .    .      ���������������������������        .  LEE NYE CO., Armstrong.  SPEClAiV  Hewsom-Amherst Knitting  Wool at $2.00 per pound.  IT  Canada Food Board License No. 8-986  OENRBAL KBBCHANTi SrHURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918  OKANAGAN   COMMONER  Hundreds of  Good and  Beautiful Gifts  s XJiindreds 0f good and beautiful gifts yet to to be had for  ������������������������������������������������������*��������������������������� ^anyone who was late in making their selection. It is  not too late to send  presents to your friends and dear ones.  New Year gifts arc now in Order  Make your selections now  I take this opportunity of thanking you for your esteemed patronage during the past year. We owe much if not al*  of the popularity and growth of our firm to the fact that our  friends who patronize go out of their way to speak kindly of  us to their neighbors, and we owe these friends a debit of gratitude which we can only hope to pay by endeavoring to render  faithful and efficient service- in the future.  SCHOOL GARDEN PLOTS  such   questions   that   could   be  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a  Cheerfull New Year.  j  I am, Yours Truly,  . C. ADAMS  ARMSTRONG. B. C.  ties Discussed.  Readers of The Commoner  wall recall the brief reference  made in these columns a few  weeks ago with reference to the  success of the single-variety  school garden plot planted and  harvested by the school children  of North Enderby. They grew  a single crop of potatoes which  were sold and netted the school  something over $27,< and^this  amount was donaied to the Red  Cross. The following communication from the educational department to Miss Cary, teacher. , ,  of "the school, has been turned I onsf nf,ain croP and thc whole  over to The Commoner by the'school care for a well arranged  taken up with profit, ancl I do  Question of Single Variety Crop not think I have suggested,any-!  as Compared to Many Varie- thing   unreasonable,    but  what  a successful grower, would need'  to know. The single crop garden is really one for very careful and intensive study, and  therefore more of a research  problem suitable to older and  more experienced boys and  girls.  "On the other hand, some  school gardens illustrate the  other extreme���������������������������too many varieties���������������������������a sort of garden museum.  I like best from four to six  varieties in a garden and at  least the same number of varieties of flowers. Each class in an  ungraded   school   might   have  ENDERBY HIGH SCHOOL  [Report for thc Term Ending  Dec. 31st, Shows High Standing of Pupils.  Preliminary Class  | Kathleen Lundy 80.3%  Vera  Sharpe  76.4  LMona Winter  75.8  'Matilda Oakes 73.8  (Kenneth Brown .71.4  Joys Ruttan   ...........63.6  Martha Antiila 63.5  Boy Strickland    ;.56.9  .Edward Hawkins   55.0  Grace Brash ..;.;... 53.3  Bertha Peel    51.6  I Alex Golightly  42.9  Norman Oppertshauset- .42.5, ���������������������������  John Harvey  . ..I..... .36,5f,  /Ben. folkard ......... .29.51  *~ _' Advanced Class y 7 ���������������������������. .  Esther Carlson ...... V; .79.9%  'Biitb Carlson .....;..; .774 s  Roy Oakes Y5.8  [Verna Peel V .75.7  Margaret Golightly ggg  fynest landon .������������������ ,p8.p  | Arvid/Antiila ..........#M *  tyatrtcujation ������������������,}&*  [Edith Adam* ......... .������������������7;7%  .Josephine Paradis ..*... 73.5  Lorne Landon  59.8  Eric Winler ."... .594  Jn jhe Manual Training We  work dope py the boys was excellent, considering the limited  [equipment. Judged on n per  I centage fwsis the standing is as  follows:  Kenneth Brown   90%  toy Strickland :....90  irncst landon  .90,  iric Winter  85  toy Oakes  .80  I,Arvid Antiila ...80  1 Alex Golightly 75  Jfohn_ Harvey ......_._��������������������������� .^ .75  Eclward Hawkins 70  Norman Qppertshauser. ..70  Ben Folkard  .........05  The total enrolment for the  term was 29. Three pupils  dropped out after a few weeks,  leaving 26 to complete the work  Speaking generally, all tlie pupils this year have shown a  splendid interest in their work,  and with a few exceptions, seem  to realize how important is their'  present opportunity in preparation for life's work.  The Agricultural Course this  year, under the direction of Mr.  J. E. Britton, has proved most  interesting, and ^certainly has  functioned in the* development  of greater efficiency.  Hie two new courses, Domestic Science and Manual Training added to "the >High School  Course inV September, have  proved to be most popular with  the pupils. Miss Babb, in her  report states: "Throughout the  term trie girls; have shown a  lively awl sustained interest in  the work of Domestic Science,  and are eager to reach the required standards" ���������������������������  -   <���������������������������  Mrv Jonfea, ofs.the Manual  Training. Pepartment, report*  (but, "The interest evine^ hy  the boys is gratifying to the instructor, and he feels thnt the  poarq woujd peJ amply Justified  in providing all necessary  equipment for tins hranch of  the school work* >' ������������������������������������������������������   '���������������������������  The principal has pleasure in  acknowledging, publicly, the  hearty and sympathetic co-operation of all the pupils in the  work of the class-room. Such  an attitude on the part of the  pupils is, while fundamental in  acquiring an education, a great  contributing factor to the pleasure of teaching itself.  p. J. Welsh, Principal  "Pon't look a Christmas gift in  the price-tag."  \. p. mm*oi  Armttranffi |. C  o  WE wish y~ou aU the compliments of tbe season, ancf  beg to thank our customers for  their kind patronage in the past.  We offer you the sincere wish that  1919 will bring continued prosperity  school board as of public interest. The letter is self-explanatory, bringing up the debatable  point of variety vs. many varieties. It is written by Mr. J. W.  Gibson, director of elementary  agricultural education:  "I am much indebted to you  for the newspaper clipping enclosed with your letter of the  20th inst. The writer was evidently filled with admiration  for,the childrcns' accomplishment in the matter of raising a  good crop of potatoes on the  school grounds. And so am I.  But I have to point out that raising a crop of vegetables, even  so as to "command a market"  is not the prime object of school  gardening. It always has been  and I fear always will be, hard  to get people to see this. ,  "This year we have urged the  greatest possible production of  food stuffs, and certainly the  trustees deserve credit for assisting in such a whole-hearted  manner. Furthermore, the purpose to which the funds were  applied is most commendable.  "The writer of the article in  question states that the North  Enderby trustees are practical  farmers and that they know  how to get results. Now what  are the real 'results' that school  gardens are meant to get? Let  me suggest a few:  (1) To develop' those qualities in the individual that make  for good citizenship, such as,  the 'responsibility, of ownership,  respect for the rights of others,  a :de&ite .to 'cooperate in seeking  the common good, and a greater  appreciation., off. they, beauty, and  value of the plant with which  we work and which may help  as well to beautify our home*.  (2) A desire to improve the  home surroundings and to enter  more heartily into the work  there.  (3) To train the youn& mind  to observe minute differences  m form and quality and to develop the power of judgment  in choosing the hest.  (4) To promote a spirit of  independent investigation that  leads to well directed effort in  other hrancnes of study*  (5) To stimulate interest in  agricultural pursuits so that  the young mind will see more  to he desired in the life of the  country.  Now 1 believe it is possible to  so conduct the work of growing  a single crop���������������������������such as potatoes  ���������������������������in such a way as to accomplish most of the above tabu-  }ateci-rcsults,-buW-wiU^say=tbat  it takes a more skillful teacher  to do so than if the crops grown  offered a little variety. It is as  much the business of, the  teacher of school gardening to  acquaint the boys and girls with  all the standard vegetables and  bow to grow them successfully  as it is to produce a big crop of  any one thing���������������������������and more so.  "1 would like now to raise a  few such-questions as the following, after your year's experience in growing potatoes  with your pupils, and I would  expect your pupils to answer  them to the satisfaction of the  trustees, also:  (I) What did you find out  with reference to the suitability  of the soil for potato growing?  What variety do you prefer for  that particular soil (you should  have made your potato field a  testing laboratory for at least  half a dozen varieties.) Had you  any potato diseases present, and  what measures did you take to  combat them and with what  success? What qualities would  you look for in a first-class type  of potato? What fertilizer was  used (if any) and what was it  worth in the market? What  was your yield for each variety  in sacks (lOOlbs) per acre?  After deducting all expenses  including labor (at a fixed rate)  wha t was your profit ? Wlia t  did you discover yourself during the season?  "Now, there are many other  flower border. Simply growing  a large plot of potatoes by ordinary rough and ready methods is not school gardening at  all, but on thc other hand it is  possible for the skillful teacher  to conduct school gardening  with fair success, using only the  potato for cropping purposes.  'Thopc-J have given you my  point of view in this rather  lengthy letter. If I have succeeded in this, you will readily  construct for yourself a sound  philosophy of education  through school gardening."  ,L  Many from Enderby enjoyed  the Christmas tree entertainment given at Grindrod last  Friday evening, followed by the  serving of refreshmchts and a  dance.  JUST ARRIVED  The largest stock of talking-machines in the valley.  y Eight different styles  Come in and get yowrs  A good selection of Victor Records always in stock  Will there be a VICTR0LA io your home this Christmas ?  H, S. BEST  Armstrong,  B. C.  M^AMMMMMAMMMA^  Wishing all our friends and  patrons the best of Season's  Greetings, and thanking one  and all for the liberal patronage  accorded us we look forward to  the New Year with best hopes  o and wishes for all.  TEECE & SON, ENDERBY  THINK IT OVJSH!  Answer  THIS  Question  Why should your  home he without  an  Edison   Dia-'  tnond Amherola?.  I  A MERRY CHRISTMAS  AND A PROSPEROUS  NEW  YfeAtt  TO  ALL  TENDERS FOR CORDWOOD .  Tenders will���������������������������be received by the  undersigned for 30 cords 4-ft green  fir cordwood, to be delivered at the  Fortune School, Enderby, B. C, before March 10th, 1919.  Tenders "will also be received to ���������������������������>  supply 20  cords   4-ft  green  birch  wood.1 - ' l>       ' - '-i  All tenders to be in by December^  21st, 1918. ' "VS  The lowest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  A. C. SKALING,  Secretary Enderby School Board  x%- SSSj-  **���������������������������  When to b#ve on������������������ meant en*  joyweut of all the world's hatt  manic? r A payment^ 97*00  will bring one to yonr bowa.  ...   4,000 to choose from.    . ���������������������������  NoNt*d>������������������toCha������������������ft  Utributort      Vernon  'WeVwish X6 -thank all  our patrons and friends:  , for the business given us  in the years we have been*  together in Enderby, and  to assure you of our  hest efforts to serve yow  in the future.  Cliff St*  ENPEBBV, P C.  ������������������f*derj������������������y  ,   LAND REGISTRY  AC������������������ , .  /���������������������������- Sj -- r .v   (Section 24) -V. 7y .. /. .!"*.  lit. the .matter of. an- application -  for/duplicate  Certificate   of Title  No, 6638A,  issued, to Ira  Chariei  Jones, covering Lots 1, 4, fiI.and-7,  Rlock  2,  Map  2Ua,  1st  Addition  Town of Enderby. V\   .'���������������������������  Notice is hereby given that. it. ������������������'*  my intention at thf expiration ofi  one month from tbe d������������������te pf tha ffv*\  publication hereof, .to issue 'a dug-."  licate certificate of Title covering  the above land? to Ira C- Jones, tuK  less in the meantime f shall receive  valid objection thereto, in vrrttto<f.  ,  Pated at the J-an<! Registry Officer  Kamloops, p.c:, this Oth tyy of P������������������v  pemberl A.p. 1918.  C. ff. ppNPAft,  ptstrict Registrar.  IENPPPPT Cny FINANCES  At the last meeting of fnderby City Council  the Finance Committee submitted the foffowing  report, showing the financial condition, of the  city at the close of the council year:  "From the midst of war's alarms we are, by  the_stroke_gf the pen tliat^signed the armistice,  plunged, as it were in a moment, into the problems of reconstruction. And one of the matters  now urgently claiming attention throughout the  Pominion is the rehabilitation of municipal sinking funds.  "Puring the last four years it has been the  policy of your committee to fceep the tax Jcvy  down to the loWest possible point, in order to  give those of our citizens who through the financial stringency accompanying the first year of  war, had fallen into arrcar with their tax payments, an opportunity to recover themselves, ff  this had not been done we should undoubtedly  bave been compelled to resort to tax sales, ff tax  sides had been held most of the property affected  would have reverted to thc city, with consequent  loss of revenue and increased taxation for the  balance; whereas, through the policy adopted,  the various properties arc still in the hands of  their respective owners, are bearing their proportion of taxation, and the greater portion of  delinquent taxes has been collected. At the present time, after allowing for taxes protected from  legal action by the War Belief-Act, we have only  about $1,100 of delinquent taxes on our books,  and most of this is in process of collection and  will be cleared off at an early date. Your committee think this is a remarkably good record,  and one which amply justifies the policy adopted.  "Another consideration which has had weight  wilh your committee in shaping their policy  has been the fact that the city had several'debenture issues maturing between ycars 1915 and  1919���������������������������one of $5,000, another of $2,000 and a  third  of  $2,500���������������������������and   that  the  clearing off of  these ohJigatiops would lighten, the tax levy to a  certain amount, after which such measures as  might he found necessary for the rehabilitation  of the sinking fund could more easily be taken.  "The City Auditors and the bank have perir  odically called attention to the necessity for  bringing the sinking fund up to date, bwt so fart  owing to conditions brought about by the war,  leniency has been shown. Tlie time has now come  however, when it is necessary, for the maintenance of the city's credit, that a plan be devised,  and put into execution forthwith, whereby within a stated period the sinking fund will once  morc be at par.      . \'  "We are in the fortunate position of having,  after next year, when the last of the debenture  issues mentioned above, will be paid, no more  bonded obligations to come due for a period of  ten ycars. Tliis gives ample time for the working  out of a satisfactory plan. Also, while our sinking fund is computed on a 4 per cent basis only,  the balance of the fund, amounting to $6,800, is  in Victory Bonds and earning about 5M> per cent.  Furthermore, wc expect to sell our road-making  machinery for thc sum of $4,000 or thereabouts,  and thc proceeds of this sale will go into thc sinking fund, while thc annual levy made to carry  this machinery���������������������������that is, thc interest and sinking  fund due on it���������������������������will be dropped, thus further  lightening taxation. The difference remaining  after these adjustments, to be, made up, will be  about $3,000. This approximately is the amount  for the payment of which in the next few years  arrangements must be made.  "Youn committee recommend that it be referred to the City Auditor to prepare an actuarial scheme for the rehabilitation of the sinking  fund within a certain number of years, by levying, in addition to all other taxes, a special tax  for the purpose.  >,. tt  A1- V  ���������������������������>'~i  The latest trust is calld the Liverpool,  headed by Carter and Bcecham.  It is /������������������  is-  OKANAGAN   COMMONER  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918  Armstrong Red Cross Notes  In a letter to the various Red  Cross Societies, Mrs. Margaret  Mills, superintendent Red Cross  work in B.C., says:  *'I am writing a few lines to  each of our Rea Cross branches  and auxiliaries regarding future  lied Cross work.''-We are-advised  .by Toronto in a telegram received to concentrate on, a reserve slock for .local Military  Hospitals and forJ Siberia, where  hospital and warm garments  are required, and where, also,  civilian relief is needed.  "This is quite in accord witli  my own views, as, during the recent inlluenza outbreak, ihe Red  Cross in Vancouver gave to the  various Military Hospitals cmer-  gencyc.-supplies  to  the value of  almost   ������������������-1,000.     If    this   were  necessary in such a short, time,  what a vast quantity of supplies  Avill'lie required when the 2/,000  British   Columbia  soldiers  now  overseas return home, many of  Ihem to he indoor pa lien Is for|  " ^^ii-ViTid yea rs.  "'u Siberia, wc have 5,000  men aT^ shall require socks,  milts '  not    wristjejts.,   helmets,  FINDLAY ET AL  aud these  warm  comforts  will  *v moxxibs to  "fyc Jjjccded for niaii���������������������������  conic.  "With reference to civiliair re*  lief, it is estimated that the min-"  imuni number of CzedJio-SIo-  yaks, Belgians and Jiussffliis  who will die during the present  , winter from insufficient' cloth"  ing and food is 7,000,000, but  this number will probably total  nearer 15,000,000. Canada can  do very little for such a vast  number, but she will do hcr  jsharc, uot forgetting'that but for  "*ihe" iiellr ������������������i' ^le Russians curing  the  year191t> illc French  and  British armies wouivJ probably  have been overcome.  Thc Red Cross women of B.C.  will not fail to take Iheir share  of Canada's burden, and as a "beginning, the Vancouver branch  is starting on children's clothing  made of flannelette,. with patterns for same to bc given out  at the Bed Cross headquarters.  Each garment is simple and  easily made, material to be of  pyjama flannelette.  "The skirts of thc women arc  full,   gathered   to   a  band   and  loose  blouse   with    belt   which  completes the outside costume. I  Girls use skirt and middy.  "Mrs. Potter, the matron of  pur. Canadian Bed Cross headquarters in Vladivostok, will  write mc a letter on her arrival  * in that city, setting forth condi-  fons" as she finds them, and this  Idler I shall make public and  communicate to our branches.  Any other'information you may  require will be gladly given.  "Thanking you one ajfd ail for  your splendid work and loyalty  to the cause in the past, and  trusting j.o a continuance of it  in the fu*tufc along the lines  mentioned."  When W. C. Findlay was imVe Prohibition  Commissioner for the Province of B. C., he was  a strong member of thc People's Prohibition  Party. That he failed to live up to the trust imposed in him is not against the party any more  than any other public official's misdeeds are  against the government in power, whatever be its  shade of politics. But it is as much so. And it  should be sufficient to satisfy that class of petty  reformers that men and society cannot be reformed���������������������������-made better���������������������������by legislation.  In  repudiating Findlay  lhe People's  Prohibition  party resolved  that  "we reprobate  in  the  strongest  terms  the gross fraud and breach of  trust affecting lhe public which lias been committed  by  ex-Prohibition   Commissioner  W.   C.  Findlay in thc discharge of his public office.   We  regrcl lhat he has seen fit lo make no statement  which would assistr the  officers   of   thc   law   in  bringing to justice his accomplices. We deplore  that proceedings have been so instituted and conducted lhat merely by thc payment of a fine the  evidence so vital to thc bringing of all parties to  justice has bcen thus far concealed, and wc urge  upon thc government that every step bc taken to  discover the persons implicated in this crime jjJWl  lo bring them to justice."  Undoubtedly the men who drafted this resolution arc sincere.    Like thc men who printed thc  pamphlet, "Thc Crisis in B.C."   It also reads like  the campaign talk and promises of thc men now  in Power with regard to thc Scott ballot stuffing  cases, then such a vital issue with thc people.   It  ���������������������������will be remembered how thc promisc was then  mode   that   the    Scott    investigation    would   be  carried (o tiiy, bitter end until thc men "higher  up" who employed..?00" wcrc brought to justice.  And about the.first thing- tiiVse ���������������������������cn did after getting into power was to make 5>cC11 s Set away  complete.    He is now enjoying him sell' HI California, living on the best lhc land affords.  And thc first thing these same men have done  WORST PLAGUE SINCE BLACK DEATH  The medical* correspondent of the London  Times writes that there seems to be reasonable  grounds to believe that six.million persons have  died of influenza and of pneumonia in the last  twelve weeks. This plague, therefore, has been  five times more deadly than the war, which, it is  estimated, killed twenty million persons in four  an a quarter years. Influenza has cost London  ten thousand lives up to������������������date.  Never since the Black Death has such a plague  swept the world.   In India alone, it is estimated  there were   three   million   deaths.     In Bombay  there were fifteen  thousand,  and in Deldi eight  hundred daily.    The Punjab lost a quarter of a  million people.   In Cape town two.thousand children were left destitute.   The natives were swept  down as.-by fire.   Eighty per cent of the natives  of Samoa were afflicted..In Spain, the plague was  terrific.    In. Barcelona there were ten thousand  deaths alone.    In  Australia   and'North America  thc totals arc enormous.  No medical authority is certain of any conclusion yet reached, but possibly a still undiscovered  organism is responsible. Possibly thc increased  violence of thc influenza baccillus is responsible.  It was mild when it first started in Spain. It  visited England in a mild form, then America,  and Jhett returned to England in a severe type.  Usually it first appeared in seaports. The figures  indicate thflt Jhe infection was by contact and did  not occur thr&igh the air.  A  ^ \ JCoui*������������������   mm^~^ 0fw 0MmI #4tKOT. iasrcHmb-laandaeenraUMarliet  K������������������port and pries VmB. tastn&at traj ekaw, in the Pur Market  It t������������������ Bomothtng more than merely ���������������������������mncth������������������������������������ te read." It H tbcadvia-  ' ^AMB���������������������������faaJwimn fwat to thBjrightrcBd to rrilahle mxrtSet information  1������������������!32^^?--&3_0*&Z2: ^ ���������������������������******������������������������������������-������������������������������������������������������e������������������������������������ved by  hBM*tfed> of UtouWndi of trappm and fror itnppar* m OTer North  AS?^ ������������������**?**������������������!w** .��������������������������� "to���������������������������t mlMtatanarta ������������������f foev pabliahed in  W&ptpibnt tttttppn and thta eh-metn ot meaner and reliability  Ma demonstrated that neb tnfbnoatkm ia aswefotely eottentUI tn the  Btgocwful trapper and Fa* ���������������������������hlppcr. Yaa ahonki read "������������������Eb# #*fjubrrt  "WCw^e want yaar name on oor Daaffinar B������������������t.  '  natntlrBAboOBCoapomNOW-anJMoUH-AT.ONCE.  V3-IT  X. AUSTIN   AV|.        -  SPIRITUAL RECONSTRUCTION  "SE  l  SI  I'  in connection with Findlay's crime is to bring in  a hurry-up conviction against the irian, permitting the Payment of a fine of $1,000 and then  shooing Findlay across tlie border and away, possibly lo jojn Scott in California. Findlay, the  Government knew, was the only person who  could, possibly be forced to give evidence against  llie "higher ups" implicated with him in the  whiskey deal. They had to get him out of the  way to save somebody else, and thcy did it most  effectively���������������������������and at very little cost.  Attorney General Farris now promises that he  will institute, a "most searching investigation!' of  the whole matter. It will probably be as "searching" as the Scott investigation. After letting, the  principal witness get out of the way, it is quite an  easy matter to make a bluff at "investigating."  Might better save the money thai an investigation would cost and spend it in roadworks  POISONOUS PLANTS JN THE Jf AV  Okanagan Land for Soldiers  It is announced from Victoria  that the Provincial Government  has completed arrangement for*  the purchase of the Jand holdings of the Southern Okanagan  jUand Company for _thc_ purpose  of ~i naugura t i T)|faT argc^sca JcTag^  ricultural settlement in the  jowcr Okanagan Valley. Tlie  property comprises 22,000 acres  <nf choice lands on either side of  the Okanagan Iliver. including  about twenty miles on either  side of the river, together with  a. stretch of bench lands on the  ���������������������������west side of Osoyoos Lake, averaging two miles in width and  running for a distance of ten  miles from the outlet of thc  Okanagan Bivcr to lhc international boundary. The tdwnsitcs  of Osovoos and Fairview arc included in the. properly.  The lands are said to bc ideally situated in lhc garden region  of lhc province, wilh abundant  waler nearby for irrigation  needs, the entire 22,000 acres  being open lands all ready for  the plow and capable of ��������������������������� being  easily transformed into a second  Okanagan-districl. It is understood that the purchase price of  the 22.000 acres Ls $350,000, or  on thc basis of a little more than  $15 an acre, or $100,000 less  than was offered the Company  for the properly four or five  years ago.  Wealth may not bring happiness; but it does give a man an  option about the kind of worry  lie will take on.  Save at least half your cheerful-  .ncss for the folk at home.'  Much loss may be avoided by paying.a little  more attention to the quality of food that is fed  to live stock, says an Experimental farm writer.  To use as food hay.which is 50 per cent coarse  and unpalatable weeds is not the best means of  keeping stock in good condition, nor is it more  wise to feed them poisonous plants. Most animals  have an instinctive"knowledge of injurious foods  and will push aside and leave suspicious portions  of their hay. But this refuse is often chopped up  witty Hie fodder in such a manner that they must  cat it or starve.  Brackcnjs j;on_spicupus_in_hay__b>'L its, .coarse  foliage and rusty green color. A closer examination will reveal on thc under side of the.leaves  a narrow band or margin of rusty brown. All  bracken should bc removed from the hay and  burned. No ill effects appear after eating it once  or twice, as bracken poisoning is slow and cumulative.  Horsetail is another poisonous plant found in  hay, which should bc removed. The seed-pods  of larkspru, dried with thc hay, arc very toxic  and a very small quantity will cause death.  Another noticeable plant found in hay, harmful to sheep, is the lupine. The pods and seeds  arc the most poisonous portions of the plant and  these are often cut wilh the hay. The action of  lhe poison is not cumulative and honcc animals  may feed upon the plant without much harm unless the toxic limit is reached.  A few moments spent each day in looking over  the/hay will well repay even thc busiest owner  of stock.  FRANCE WANTS TO BUY  France at thc end of the war finds herself with  2,360,000 less cattle, 2,258,000 less sheep, and  2,815,000 less pigs than in 1914. She will be glad  to buy pork and hog products in Canada.as soon  as financial arrangements as to credit in Canada  can be arranged. Canadian breeding cattle also  are wanted. Canada is the only country upon  whose cattle France does not maintain an embargo.  Who can tell what virtue lies in the doing of  plendid deed?" asks  the Veteran's  Weekly.  "Thc manhood of Canada heard the 0t'eJ.ll ������������������f  Belgium, of the Motherland, - of thc world, for  succor in their great need, and responded to the  call. Today, as a consequence, thcrc is coursing  everywhere, through the veins of the Canadian  people a new life lhat is lending towards higher  ���������������������������]iinffs. This is true iii quarters where it might  havc"becn least expected���������������������������amongst businessmen,  men of leisure, nien in position and authority,  and even amongst politicians���������������������������and now we find  that it is true tdso amongst educated and morc  cultured classes.  "The latest movement in the direction of progress and thc higher life has been set agoing.in  Winnipeg, the capital- of thc Prairie province.  And it is,directed towards obtaining for the children of Canada an education that will better fit  them for the new. era of world-history upon  which we are now entering than the present edur  cationalarrangeinents can 'possibly do.  "What was shown by the nation's response to  the demands of war, was. the place and the power  of self-sacrificing effort in the higher developments of national life. Men everywhere have  beep hrought to recognize that if civilization1 is to  reach its highest ends, and to do for humanity all  it can o)q, it will he only hy the subordination of  the personal interests and selfish aims of the individual to the wider interests and loftier aims  of the community and of the world as a whole.  "from henceforth that 'no man livethjo himself alone* will he the keynote of human action.  And progress will depend upon the completeness  with which this principle is inculcated and instilled within the minds and consciences of all  ranks and classes within the community.  "Tlds new of things is not new; hut it required  the shocks, the strains, the stress of war to  awaken the general mind to its beauty, and to its  truth. Nor yet is it a view that, in the past, has  been perceived, or the most part, onlyoh.V the  idealists-_and-dreamers..of-humanity A class  Armstrong-Okanagan Land  Company Limited  jT  -"******" ���������������������������'��������������������������� ' ���������������������������" ��������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������    -    ��������������������������� ���������������������������.W.��������������������������� -��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� -- ._. ___.. .        m, .- ���������������������������.._...        , ���������������������������!��������������������������� _  AUCTION   SALE   OF   CITY   LOTS  Postponed on.account of epidemic of  <��������������������������� Spanish Influenza  Watch for this Important Sale a Little Later  KM  ^  C. CREED  Real Estate and Insurance Agent.  Auctioneer and Live Stock.Salettian  AttMSTttONG, B. C.  % name th*t stands for the best in hotel sjeryice  Wotp Profit lo M  whose visionary schemes have been more often  scouted and derided as heyond the scope of "*r ������������������c-  lical application, than listened to with appreciation and respect. On the contrary, this view expresses thc last word of science in its pronouncements upon the evolutionary processes everywhere at work in the affairs of human life.  "Biologists, sociologists, philosophical historians all tell us that the integration of life���������������������������the  building up of organic structures by vital process.  ���������������������������everywhere dejxmds upon the sacrifice of the  unit to the combination. And that in human society, as now existing, a stage has been reached  in which, if progress is to continue, the individual  as an individual must decline so that the community as a whole-may rise into the place which  the ultimate purpose of Nature intends it to occupy. To-reach a condition of society in which  the citizen shall willingly and freely sink his own  individuality in the communal life, it will be  necessary to create a new spirit and temperament amongst the people. This can be done only  by directing the whole educational process in the  'training*of the young, to'this end.  Uncertainty as to. the ��������������������������� market with the approach of peace led many stock men to throw  their stock on the market unfinished in the effort  to turn his animals into money before the price  went down. It proved a poor policy. There has  bcen no decline in the price except when quality  and finish'were inferior. Tlie export demand remains steady.  I  The Pominion law against fce^selkng of  hwtter without the word* wPwry Buttery, or  ������������������������������������������������������Creamery Butter"���������������������������at the e*������������������e may N���������������������������prmted  en the hutter wrap, is a hlewinf m dfcfulse to tlie  averagf fanner.,  It b the duty of tnary hutter maker ^comply with the law m wm matter. Some hutter  makers have only a cow or two, and make so little  hutter that it does not appear to them that they  can afford to have theft hatter wraps printed.  They^do not like the idea of having S00 or 1000  hutter wraps on hand. To accommodate this,  class of buttermakers, we have printed up  a quantity of "Custom" Butter Wraps. They are  printed with the words "Fresh Pairy Butter" hut  do not bear the name of the maker. However,  these wrappers fill the requirements of the law  governing this point, and can be bought in small  quantities at the rate of 65c a hundred in 100 or  50 lots. If you do not require butterwraps in  larger Jots, take these wraps in lesser quantities.  500, Singh Order.    -    -    $3.75  1000   M"   -      -475  When   ran    with   other orden, $3.50 and $4.50  THE WALKER PRESS  Enderby, B.C.  THE CA51Y PRESS  Armstrong, B.C.  vi  wi  '4/'l o  [THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918  OKANAGAN  COMMONER  YEAST CAKES  HAS BEEN  CANADA'S  FAVORITE  YEAST FOR  MORE THAN  30 YEARS  ��������������������������� OFFICIALDOM GONE TO SEED  A great many people got the idea from reading  fcOYAt  ���������������������������1AKE PERFECT  BREAD  MADE IN CANADA  WHY  /jo* sell your  FURS  HIDES  Rags and Rubbers  to  .. V. SAUDER CO  Jorner Schubert St. ancl Railway  Ave.  Sox 217 Phone 341  VERNON, B. C  THE CHRISTMAS BELLS  lire ringing out sonic good liews for  Toil. At this * season exerybody needs  fnoney so you will bc glad to know that  ve can help you save money "by buying.  \o\xr fo'otwear at our store where  we  vill give the very best value   for money  IxpeiidendedV  In extending Christmas Greetings to  |ur friends, we thank you for  past faV-  rs and solicit your  patronage -during  he New Year.-    /      .-_ 5 S  H. B. Wells book on "Italy, France and Britain  at War," that he was inclined to exaggerate tiie  evil of officialdom on the life of Great Britain.  It was difficult to conceive that what he wrote of  "Inner Britain" and its pernicious influence on  the life of "Greater Britain" could really exist.  "TJTie oligarchy is so invincibly fortified! Do  you think it will let in Frenchmen to share its  its controls? It will not even let in Englishmen.  It holds the class schools; the class universities;  the examinations for our public services are its  class shibboleths; it is the church, the squirearchy, tlie permanent army class, permanent  officialdom; it makes every appointment,'it is the  fountain of honor; what it does not know is not  knowledge; what it cannot do must not be done.  It rules India, ignorantly and obstructively; it  will wreck the Empire rather than relinquish its  ascendency in Ireland. It is densely self-satisfied  and instinctively monopolistic. It is on our backs,  and with it on our backs we common English  must bleed and blunder to victory."  These words would seem to exaggerate. And  yet a cable to thc Vancouver Province under  Paris date of Dec. 19, indicates that even France  is gelling so much of it that shc is beginning to  cry out. "Many days, possibly some weeks," says  this London Times cable to thc Province, "will  pass before thc business of lhe preliminary inter-  Allied peace conference can begin in earnest.  Precious time is being wasted, apparently without regard lo thc underlying realities of the situation. Onc of these realities is the. natural  anxiety of all the Allied and associated troops to  return home as soon as possible. Another is the  necessity for co-ordinating a concrete inter-Allied  policy with regard to menacing development  such as the Bolshcviki invasion of Poland.  "The arrival of President Wilson and lhc great  cordiality of his reception by the people of Paris,  a, cordiality that can hardly be exaggerated,  must be reck6ned as a distinct improvement in  the somewhat chaotic outlook. ' It would be a  serious mistake to imagine that the President is  disposed to let the grass grow under his feet or  wait indefinitely until all the Allied governments  have stacked hundreds of tons of archives in the  requisitioned Paris hotels t or housed ���������������������������; their  bureaucratic armies of occupation to the intense  discomfort bf ordinary citizens. The British authorities, in particular, would do well, not to ignore the strong feeling growing here on this  point. Even the moderate Journale des Debats  now-protests vigorously. -���������������������������-���������������������������- '"������������������������������������������������������>-        - ;'���������������������������    -  'Paris,' it says editorially, 'which escaped the  Gothas and,Berthas, is_,likely to succumb under  ODDITIES IN LETTER WRITING  ������������������* Homa of thf Solid L������������������*thar  Sfcoe  MAT.flASSPN  Auctioneer arwj livestock  , S^lesmurr  Letters *are constantly reaching the military  department at Ottawa from relatives or boys  overseas. Many of these communication's are  in a comic vein, unconsciously or otherwise.  Some of the employees of the department have  been making a collection of the oddities found in  the correspondence.   Here are a few of them:  I ain't got no book learning and am* writing'for  inflammation.  She is staying at a dissipated house.  I am a poor woman and all I have is in front.  Ihave been in bed 13 ycars with one doctor and  I intend 'to try another.  Just a line to let you know that I am a widow  and have four children.  I have *a'fown-months' old baby and he is my  sole support.  I did not know that my husband had a middle  name and if he did, I don't think it was "none."  (L" As I needed his assistance to keep me enclosed.  Kind Sir or She.  I am left with a cliild seven months old and she  is a baby and can't work.  Your relation to him ?   Just a mere aunt and a  few cousins.  I am his wife and only air.  You ask for allotment number.    I havc four  boys and two girls.  Bolh sides of our parents are old and poor.  Please send mc a wife's form.  Please let me know if John has put in an application for wife and child.  To whom it may consume.  You have taken my man away, tosfight and he  was thc best I ever had.  Now you wilf have lo keep me or who in hell  will, if you won't?  My Bill has been put in charge of a spitoon  (platoon.)  Will I get more pay?  Please send my allotment. I have a baby and  knead it every day.  I am writing you to know why I have never  received my elopment (allotment.)  You have changed my little boy to a girl. Will  it make any difference?  I did ,not receive my husband's pay. If I do  not receive it I will be compelled to lead an im-  qjIAV 9AOJ JO UB30O UB UO U9}}I.IAV SI JajJOT smf  I am returning the check.' Mr.' Bland and I  have been living together three years. I am not  his wife!   We are just close friends.  I have a baby born August 22. What- action  shall 1 take regarding same?    ,  My mother is dead on both sides.  The $20 for my 2 months' old son which has  not: arrived yet. ! - <������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������  Please tell hie isi Hellivirig or dead, and if so  what is his address?   \  . . r  -.._..... , -,    -"-'Date of discharge���������������������������tdon't know.  the weight of paper arid of a bureaucratic in- '] f have not received no pay since my husband  ������������������wv*^^^������������������*.  vv I H#t������������������  a. wide ������������������ctjH������������������int������������������M������������������ce J  arooggft  buyers, * Consult   me  whit) yow want to  fetid  * sale  1 Also 9f������������������d me particulars of nr   ;  'surplus stock yow .wish to dispose .'  of.  -HfONP-WorJt-  ������������������������������������0������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������M������������������+������������������tf ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  C. F, p. Mcef*e No. 9-3409  rf  <il_        <  1  ^Ktl^l^HS^V^^^^^^H  m&^rm���������������������������'.MmW^rj^A^B^Brm���������������������������  ^Rs������������������Yir^rSa^&rB0SwT,^_  WiwSi  yasipn: VThis is sheer madness, the emptiness pf  officialdom has never heen more apparent. A  multitude of specialists and pyramids of files  will throw us into inexpressihley confusion. Jf the  Allied plenipotentiaries have not already got  clear ideas upon the preliminary conditions of  pace, q^ey will never have any. - None of them  needs more than a hag of documents and a few  assistants in 4he interest of peace for tlie world  and quiet of Paris. We demand.that tliis bureaucratic invasion he stopped.' _       .  "The truth seems to he that the official flritfsh  plan for mohih>ation to the peace conference  was elaborated hy a dry-as-dust red-tapist in an  obscure comer of some government office during  the last four and a half years. It has now heen  put into operation without regard to the necessities of the case. The feeling is growing here, pot  in French circles only, that what is required is a  prompt agreement hy the Allied delegates upon a  few main principles and urgent prohlems; Some  qu.estions^not^rii^^or^mrm^ate^treatmWtror  too thorny for direct solution may he. studied at  leisure and settled along sound lines, finally hy  competent commissions. It is felt the making of  peace is an earnest and urgent husiness, and hy  no means a mere parade of officialdom."  HI  A GOOP NIGHT  you haven't tried our hams  |d  bacon you have   not had  .(he hest  100. R. Sharpe  Wholesale and Retail Butcher  Fnderby  [PAY CASH for POULTRY  and EGGS  Shipments  solicited whether  ae   or   small.     Remittance  Ide on day of receipt of goods  ���������������������������prevailing market prices.  IE SAGE      Armstrong. B.C.  "Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast"���������������������������  The stars drift slowly down into the west,  The drowsing breeze sighs faintly on the hill;  Save for its song the wide, wide world is still.  Night has one cure for Day's one thousand cares,  One healing balm within her clasp she bears���������������������������  The blessed sleep that makes our frowns grow smooth  The blessed sleep, to comfort and to soothe.  I The battles of the day have left their scars;  There is no warfare now; the marching stars  Wheel patiently and surely from the east  And all Day's trumpet challenges have ceased.  From the illimitable depths of night  There breathes a lullaby no pen can write,  A melody that lives through ages long���������������������������  The half-hushed, mystic, wistful slumber song.  was confined to a constipation (concentration)  camp in Germany. When he was drafted he was  in the employment of $18 a weeje.  Vour/relationship to the enlisted man���������������������������I am  still his beloved wife. >  Extract from a letter from a hoy to his mother:  "J am writing in tlie Y. M. C. A. with'-the piano  playing in my uniform."    "  J'was discharged from the army for a goiter  whichT was sent home op. -  Saturate a hall of cotton as large as a one-  every wave a kiss.  We have your letter. J am his grandmother  and grandfather and he was kept and hred up in  this house^accordwg to yow instruction*.  I received my insurance polish and have since  moved hy postoffice.  f am plea ting for a little more time. '  Pear Press: "Pon't let this letter down until  you.have read it to the end- How do you expose  me to five? tyy hushand was my sole export.  tog-fej-be-war-of^^^  Pate of hirth���������������������������Not yet hut soon.  WST KEEP Tnm GUJ3SSJNG  There are no wounds that ache, no stings that smart  Once sleep has flung her spell about the heart.  Forget the weary road, the endless quest���������������������������  "Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast."  if pur farmers were to pay strict attention to  the urgings and promptings and suggestions that  come periodically from the publicity end of the  Department of Agriculture as to what thcy ought  to go in for, they wouldn't know whether thcy  were going or coming in a little while. After all  lhat has been printed and said about thc need of  wheal long after the war ceased in order to bring  up the world's reserve supply, wc now have B. M.  Heide, secretary of the International Live Stock  Show give this warning: "I sec a real danger.  Farmers throughout the counlry havc bcen  working to raise grains. They have neglected  their cattle. Now thcy pay the penalty. Europe  is asking for mcat, and will continue to do so for  a considerable time. South American cattle  raisers have lost stock through foot and mouth  diseases and drought. A big demand for beef is  approaching���������������������������how will it be satisfied? The only  remedy is for farmers at once to turn their energies to raising more cattle. There is ample  grain to feed them, and transportation facilities  will probably be adequate for all immediate  needs."  Of the four hundred millions of people in  Europe, only three areas, South Russia, Hungary  and Denmark, have sufficient food supplies to  last until next harvest without imports.  ESTABLISHED     1872:  BANK. OF HAMILTON  Increased production of wealth is the only way  in wliich the requirements of the nation can be  met without excessive taxation for the next decade. The expansion bf legitimate business is  essential, and the Bank of Hamilton is prepared  to encourage it by the judicious extension of  credits. _     ������������������������������������������������������?  ARMSTRONG BRANCH  H. L. Paynter.  Before another week has passed we shall have  entered upon a New Year, without the added  horror of war, therefore we can rajoicc with our  friends and talk with them even if we cannot sec  them, by using the telephone.  Be careful to speak directly into the transmitter, keeping your mouth about half an inch  from it, and speaking in a natural tone. In this  way you will obtain the best voice transmission.  New Year Greetings to one and all.  OkANAGANTiUfUONtCO.  Oo Sato at all  MQNEY-QjmEK FQST OFFJCES  '. ,PAN������������������S ANP ���������������������������  ���������������������������'������������������������������������������������������T^i'i  '"'-SSt I  4 .       >    . V  TWS SfGX  7>y*^  1      >>  PUY War:Savinfj9 Stamp* for $4.00, each, place  them on tha Certificate, which will he jiven to  you; have your, Stamps reftiitered against low,  frtt pf cbargt at aay MofW-Or<kr fewf Offiar; am* oa the first  day of mi, Canada vW pay yoi������������������ $5.00 jacfc for yoqif rtampt.  A������������������ an ������������������04 to tb* pure*** of W.4k ������������������. yon ������������������w������������������ buy THTO7T  Stamp* for 35 cent* ������������������ach. Swtoeaof tbm Thrift Stwnp������������������ 00 *  Tfrft Car4 *m 1* ������������������*ch*n{p4 frr a W.-S. S. TbHft Stamp? *>  pot \mr imtrt*. Ttw* ywtm *��������������������������� ffm ttwr t������������������al������������������l������������������;yoi������������������ to  apply wqr 99 **** you cm mrrt tow^Ot tUf pwefcaw of a  Qoymump*, toter(m-t������������������ano^ t������������������cnnty.  ������������������������������������������������������If Wfb ratf������������������ of inters mm bt pe������������������J on Ooremment borrow,  lag* it ������������������ fnt right thnt rmr mmn, woman, ai>4 cWW ���������������������������houl<|  bart ^p opportumty to w������������������mj|l������������������jg!teriw|.wTr^^r������������������<wtW-l^     _  $5.92 for $4^  Winter Pream  The success or failure of a Creamery depends  largely on the amount of Winter Cream that can be  secured. f(  We have made a success of the Creamery during the Summer and if weean, this coming winter,  keep up the output success is assured.  Our Directors appeal to you as a patron to  take advantage of'the high .prices "which must bc paid  for butterfat during the coming winter. Make preparations now i'or winter cream.  Our Directors also appeal to thc small producer to continue patronage even though the amount  be small. A large number of small producers can  help out the output to a wonderful extent.  "CARRY   OJ^*'  Northern Okanagan Creamery Ass'n. 8  OKANAGAN   COMMONER  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 191:  ra T  B  In     extending     Christmas '  Greetings to our friends, we thank  you for past favors and solicit your  patronage during the New Year,  MacPhail-^mith Hard'e Go. Ltd.  CORNER HARDWARE ARMSTRONG, B. C.        _  PHONE 33 fik  3JOTC!l_Il!I3i_rara  WHEN WAR SHALL CEASE TO BE  When a little girl shall think il right  Whun  a no Hum- lakes her doll,  And ltuiyli when sent lo bed al  night  Wilhoul a light al all.  O  When a tittle boy shall sland and smile  While anolher lakes his gun,  .And watch him use it all the while,  And  think tin: I it is fun.  When a girl has donned her dresses long,  And thinks her mother knows  When  told  lhal  it's  entirely wrong  That she should think of beaus.  When men shall sland and never try  " To assist a child when  needed, .  Or hear unmoved a woman's cry  -  And let it go unheeded.  : I     i ��������������������������� :  Then shall  nations.o great and small,  Keep soldiers and guns galore,  Aiid tax the people to keep them all  But never go to war.  ���������������������������Antler, in Veterans' Weekly.  0  5  ii  y  w  3  Do  This!  Y  Holiday Sale of Coats  All  the  balance  of our  stock of Ladies' and Children's Coats have been placed  on the bargain list for quick sale.  These are extra values at the regular prices���������������������������as the qaality is the best that can  be piocured���������������������������and the  styles are right up-to-date���������������������������  linings excellent���������������������������altogether these are'exoellent values regularly and please note the,extroadihary reductions.    V  I ask whether it is not about time for thc rule  of reason once more to obtain; whether we havc  not arrived a I a lime when sanity is once more to  control in thc councils of thc world; whether it  is not time for the cry, 'Back to the Constitution,'  lo be re-raised and heeded; whether, of all times  in the hsitory of this counlry and of thc world, it  ic not thc duty of the American Congress to set  an example of obedience to law and of reverence  for thc Constitution?���������������������������Senator J. A. Reed, of  Missouri.  The preliminary peace conference, wliich was  to have opened at Versailes on Jan. 3rd, has now  l>cn postponed until after February 1st, says a  Paris, dis patch under date of Dec. 21st. Wc now  know what those diplomats are doing. Thcy are  planing a Christmas present of peace to the world  in 1920. President Wilson crossed; the ocean at  least a year, too early. He should have waited  until officialdom was duly and correctly installed.  By the time thc Peace Conference finally renders  a decision, the world will havc forgotten the  purpose of the conference.  1 JNavy Beaver cloth coat,  deep shawl  collar  of  plush,-  full belt,   size 36, regular $2S. 50, sale .......... $22.75  2 only grey shadow checked coats, plush trimmed collar  and cuffs, full belt, gathered back, plush button trimmings, sizes 40 and 10. regular $24.50, sale $19.65  1 only Maroon velour coat, pleated back, full belt, round  convertable collar, 2 straps with buttons on sleeves, button trimmed pleats frout and back, two pockets,  regular $-J0.0O, special    $3 1 .SO  ] brown Cheviot coat with round convertable collar,  full belt, pleated front aud back, button trimmed, with,  pockets, regular $31.50, special $24.75  Equal values in Children's Coats! .  0  o  0  0  0  5  | ________________^.__   IJ     We wish our many patrons hearty holiday greetings���������������������������thanking you all for past favors and trusting that our furture   business  deal-  [j     ings with along lines of Mutual Beuifit. Again we wish you  | A Very Merry Xmas ahd a Cheerful and a Happy New Year  o  5  2  only  blue and  green  shadow checked   coats,   extra'  large cape collar, full back with half belt,   button  trimmed, sizes IS and 20' regular 22.50, sale  $15.85  1 only  green Cheviot of excellent quality, round  convertable plush collar, box pleated   back  and  front,   full  belt, cuffs and pockets trimmed with black silk stitching  ' size 3(5, regular 31.50, salo .<    $24.75  1 only Salt's plush coat with round convertable collar of  crushed plush, full gathered back. Bolero stylo with half  belt of crushed plush front and back, button trimmed,  regular 52.00, sale .'.  .. .     $44.65  1 only, Lister's luminous plush coat,   convertable collar  full belt with buckles,   front and back, loose side panels,  button   trimmed,    very   special    value,   regular 42.00    -  sale         $34.50  5 ' The Big Store  ���������������������������  Foreman & Armstrong  Armstrong, B.C.  ft  OK=>0<  Can. Food Control License  No. S-22,360  HX *X>  The grouch_ gets   nothing   butFlu-  "wJTiclVshe carries!      Keep sweet.  -and that  "The Fun of Making Peace  Perhaps those bureaucrats of  thc Old Country are slow and  fossilized, but they have put one  over on Dr. Wilson. It was said  under date of Dec. 20th that the  JPresident was ,not disposed to  let the grass grow under his  feet, and thc hint was given that  if there wasn't something doing  soon at Versailles, Pr. Wilson  might pack his grip and come  home. Then, on the 21st, the  statement is casually made  from Paris that the first meeting of the conference has been  postponed until after February  1st. Judging from the looks of  things, those diplomats who  were so anxious for Canada and  American to get into the war.  are not so anxious for either  Canada or America to get into  the peace conference���������������������������but tliey  will be there, if it takes all summer.  Ancl all the while���������������������������every day  or two���������������������������some space-filler cables  from London that President  Wilson is changing his mind* or  is about to.  Premier Clemenceau has re-  mai ked^that���������������������������it^wilHbe^-tmrder  to win peace than win the war."  It begins to look like it.  Creamery  Patrons  ������������������������������������������������������^iglilffiiltJ'Pi '������������������������������������������������������������������������-.:il--."-ft il  trirVi?  TJie Crwroery wW be  closet} Qv������������������..Ttmr������������������4ny9  but evpim wttl   fce  THANK YOU, FRIENDS, FOR  YOUR LIBERAL PATRONAGE THE PAST YEAR. IT  WILL BE OUR AIM IN THE  NEW YEAR TO GIVE YOU  THE BEST SERVICE POSSIBLE- OUR PEST WISHES  FOR A VERV HAPPY XMAS  ANP PROSPEROUS N������������������W  YEAR TO YOU ANP YOURS.  A M1SWY XMAS  CLASSIFIED ADVTS.  2c   il word    lirst insertion; lc a. wore]  thereafter.    2;jc minimum  Tis An 111 Wind'  STRAYED ��������������������������� Yearling Holstein,  branded left hip. Reward for  information lending to  recovery.  K.   Mcllish.   Armstrong.            71-2,   ���������������������������_���������������������������. i nesS(  -Since   summer;   a   yearling u10se  Rolled steer;  left ear cut. $a  J.OST  Re(  reward.  R.  Hadow.  Iinderby.Tllf  FOR SALE���������������������������Quantity "of green ont  fecd-lniy. A.L.C.len, Enderby GO���������������������������11  LOST���������������������������Buckskin horse branded T  on left hip. $10 reward if rc-  turned   to   livery  barn.  Enderby.  POP, SALE���������������������������7-weeks-olci Dii roc-  Berk, pigs. J. Toward, Ann-  strong. 72-2  FOR SERVrCE���������������������������A voung roan  Shorthorn bull: fee. '$2.00. .T. Te-  Avard. Armstrong. 72-1  FOR SALE���������������������������A.s I want to clear my  yard I'or next cut, I will offer  2x1, 2>:(1 and shiplap below market price. Will do custom work  Ihis winler. N. A. Haves. Arm-  si pom a. '       73-3  FOR SALE���������������������������Six-room and top-  ground cellar brick cottage in  rear of Walker Press. Lot 50 x  150. Assessed value, 81.250. Will  sell for $850 cash. All in good  condition. Apply II., Walker  Press,   Enderby. ......  It i.s a  curious anamoly, but the  prospect  is  that  though   the  problems    of    successfully    conducting  newspaper and printing offices arc  most   difficult  of solution  and   the  trials   and   harrassments   are   most  severe nnd though publications and  offices are being forced out of busi-  the result finally will bc that  establishments    which,   are  on the soundest business basis will  survive and others which have been  conducted   somehow  or  other,  under ?��������������������������� management which has often  been loose and without any considerable attention being given to costs  of   manufacturing,   will   eventually  become worth while ns financial investments.    The draslic regulations  which are now being enforced, ihe  high prices of labor, .and the shortage   thereof,   together   with   other  conditions which printers and publishers   havc  bcen   forced   to   face,  will   permit   thc   development   of  those    establishments    which,   are  worthily   serving   their   constituencies.    '"Tis an ill wind that blows  nobody good."    Many are discouraged,   but   those, who   will   change  their methods can survive and intrench themselves so as to weather  any  storms  that  may arise in  the  future.���������������������������Master   Printer.  WeQfamtm Garage  Phone 77 Armstrong! p.C  30A  mmmim.  The Internal Workings  of your car may be in prime condition but bow does it look? New  and fresh or sadly in need of  thorough washing?  Is your machine stored in a   .  Satisfactory Garage?  Do you know how carefully it  is handled?  Do you find supplies, gas, oils  and service to your liking? If not  why not investigate the special  merits of  Our Garage  Iv!cL������������������vagih52n. and Cn -err olet Car*  Although the past four years  have made vacant places in  nianv homes, let us all rejoice  that'TODAY there is���������������������������  ON EARTH  Allow us to extend the Season's Greeting to one and all  and we trust that lhc year K������������������19,  upon wliich we soon will enter  may hold continued pence and  prosperity for all lhc \\-i')d.  Canadian footf Control license No. 84717Q.  Tlie Popular Variety  Store  CLIFF ST. :-: ENDERBY  C. F. B. License No. 10-9227.  LEARY   GARAGE  D. C. LEARY, Proprietor  FORD DEALER  Repairs to all makes ofcars.   ���������������������������Pnone 22  ARMSTRONG, BC.  I. o. ^.  Court Armstrong  No. 3429  Meets 1st and 3Jd Monday eve iii hall JT  Brick Block  W. HOPE, C. R.        GEO. MURRAY. FIN. Sio'y  THE GOOD OLD WISH���������������������������  NONE HETTER���������������������������  A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND  HAPPY NEW YEAH TO EACH  AND ALL. Thank you, too, for  your patronage. Let us hoost  for -bigger business ancl better  service, for each other and the  distrits in 1919.  Fulton Hardware Co. ltd  ENDERBY. B.C.  ���������������������������W

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