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 *}���������������������������  ARM.STRONG,  B.C.  'Mtt^gati  IN WHICH IS MERGED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND ARMSTRONG ADVERTISER.  fol. XV., No. 49, Whole No. 771  ARMSTRONG. B.C.. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1918  Subscription. $2.00 per vear: 5c the codv  ���������������������������MPTYAUTa EMPTY SHOES/  HOLE IN ICE FOUR BODIES  I An  automobile  by  the  roadside ring.    He then went to Goose Lake,  lit Goose Lake,0 a small body of wa-' and found the auto by the roadside  9. Sheep   are   of   great  value   in after  his   death   exactly  tlie   same  clearing brush land. pay as before, and would have had  10.aSheep are dual purpose ani- the same pay until such time as her  ma,s- pension was settled.    Mrs. Renyard  ler situated on the hill back of  Wan Lake, shoes on the ice near  lhe  shore,  and  a hole in  the  ice  Lear-by, told the mute tale of a  jeartrending skating fatality Tuesday  night.    Miss Ella  Johnson, of  fnderby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  f,as.  F.  Johnson,  was  visiting  her  and found the auto by the roadside,  the shoes^on the ice by the shore���������������������������  and hear-by the tell-tala hole in the  ice.  Friends of the young people were  notified and immediately grappling  hooks were taken to the lake. It  was   not   long   until  'the   body   of  jriend,   Miss   May   Leatherdale,   of i Miss   Leatherdale   wras   brought   to  tfernon.    Tuesday evening in com-[the surface, then the bodies of Miss  any with Wm. Southam and Leslie  )odd,  lhe   girls   went   by   auto   to  ave a skate on Goose Lake.    The  ie had been reported safe, but the  udden change to mild made it un-  ife.    Thc shoes by the shore, and  ie auto by the roadside, with thc  ole in   the   ice���������������������������and   four   young  eople missing���������������������������that  is  the  story.  !. "Wednesday morning when it was  iscovered 'that the girls had not rc-  |.irned   to   lhe   Pell   home   during  ie night, Mr. Pell enquired where  lie young men were emfpiuyecl with  fhom the. girls-went skating,  and  ."arned  that they, too, were miss-  11. Crop yields are Increased by  the constant and uniform distribution of rich manure: -  12. The excreta of sheep is rich  in nitrogen and potassium.  13.i>,Less plant food is removed  from soil by sheep^ than by grain  crops.  14. The cost of maintenance is  small.  15. Sheep make profitable use of  fodder left in corn fields after corn  is harvested.  16. Sheep can be mjade marketable without grain  and children had every necessary  comfort in her owrn honie. J -":  We feel we owe this contradiction to our dear sister, and beg you  to do the same. V       V  I am, your truly,  Margaret Gregory.  Armstrong, B. C, Dec. 10, 1918.  (We sincerely regret that our information in connection with the  published report o������������������>Mrs. Renyard's  demise, was incorrect,, and are  pleased, to give space to  this cor-  Johnson, and the young men.  Word was sent to Enderby by 17, yy00\ and lambs are more section by Mrs. Gregory. A news  Mr. Pell, and Mr. Johnson and Mr. easily transported than grain crops. Paper must at times take its in-  Woods drove to Goose Lake. They| is. Rapid and frequent monetary formation from the best source  were there when the bodies were retunns. I available, and this The Commoner  recovered. |     19. Reasonably large percentages did- .  0l,r   informant   was   a   near  Thc remains of Miss Johnson will cf profits under normal conditions./friend of the deceased lady and her  be brought home today.      Funeral|     20. Wool   and   mutton   advanced''husband, aind  sincerely  desired to  lake,points, -562,000.  These shipments were' in car lots  service will be held from the Presbyterian Church on Saturday. .  Thc deep sympathy of all goes out  to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, and to Mr.  and Mrs. Pell, who are well known  in Enderby, where thcy resided a  number of years before moving to  Vernon. ������������������  ��������������������������� f,  fjXXXXXXXXXXX Xj bringing about of silo installations  Ii X in this district.  ARMSTRONG NEWS      x  x  XXXXXXXXXXXX  Mr. D. McNair left for Vancouver  |n business last Friday. -  X   *  Miss N: Wright  left lasl Friday  [ar Nanaimo; to visit relatives.  X  Ji. Mrs.   Solly   left   for   Vernon   on  Monday, where she will visit for  Lweek.  V ��������������������������� r x >        ' ���������������������������  J.Mr. G. M. Ryan, of Vancouver, is  usiting his brother, Mr. M.',-M., of  lcm'strong. '-'<���������������������������>'<    .  '      ,;  fe;    _.    . ___ ., X   v ���������������������������-���������������������������,���������������������������-.. s JJ.' '.  MJas." Burnstill,' of Beaver Mouth,  i C, is spending a.few days .-with'  fis mother, here.  ���������������������������     X  Mr.   Gus.LeDuc   came'in   froin  irons,- Alta., last Friday- to remain ^  [ltd "after Christmias.''  At a meeting of the directors of  the Armstrong Growers last Saturday, Mr. W.. Watson was appointed  manager and secretary to fill the  vacancy caused by the resignation  of Mr. R. W. McDonald. Mr. Watson has been employed by the Armstrong Growers to assist Mr. McDonald for the past season or more  ���������������������������until he. went as manager to  handle the Evaporator after the  sudden and untimely exit of Mr.  Carey:'' Mr. .Watson is therefore  well conversant with' the business  of the Growers, and has the 'confidence of all the members' of the  Association.    >���������������������������  [Ladies' and children's- sweater  |*ats," cap and .scarf sets, make ac-  Vptable Xmas gifts.   Mrs. Rray!s .  X  I Mr. R." Main returned from Van-1  luiver Jast Thursday, having relived his discharge from the army  I- X  Mr.  Fred  Murray shipped two  I rJoads of hogs Jast Thursday, and  carload  of cattle on Saturday.  m H: "  ���������������������������Miss' p.   Paris   returned  from  |>rmal at Victoria last Saturday,  school having heen closed until  |ter Christmas."  Irs. Gregory, returned .from Jvam-  |>ps on Saturday, accompanied,  jyber two neicesi children of the  le Mrs. Renyard-  ���������������������������Miss  procJcweJJ,  teacher at tbe  |mstrong high school, left on Sat-  Jay for her home at Vancouver,  iere=-she=-will==remain=HintiHthe  [���������������������������al school opens.  |Mr. and Mrs. j! Munsell, accom-  Inied by their daughter, Miss  lace, left on Wednesday for Port-  lid, Ore., to spend a few months  |th their son.  X  Christmas dinner without turkey  [like apple pie without cheese���������������������������  Id you know what Sister Susan  |/ that is like���������������������������so get your order  for   a    turkey   now,   at Fred  I r ray's.  X XX X X X X XX xxxxxxxx  GRINDROD NOTES       *  ���������������������������<���������������������������,..- X  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  in price before the war and a sudden drop in value' Is not to be expected.  21. Less labor is required on a  sheep farm than on a grain farm.  22. Labor on the farm is more  evenly distributed throughout the  year.  23. Sheep require little care except during the usual slack periods.,  24. Children, as a rule, like sheep  and this is a good time to develop  future shepherds.  25: A flock of sheep on the farm  furnishes a fresh supply of meat at  Riny time of the year.  26. Because of the comparatively  low cost per' animal, ~sheep are  more easily improved than most  olher types of livestock.  state the facts as he knew,them. We  trust this explanation will set the  matter -right and free the Commoner .from any thought that the  misstatement of facts was- made  without a desire to respect the feelings of those surviving or to honor  the memory of the dead.���������������������������Ed.)  .  .   Severe Earthquake  The "'severerlt earthquake shock  recorded at the Gonzales Observatory, yictqria, since the present  instruments ' were installed, occurred at 12.42 o'clock last Friday  morning.- The tremor appears to  have been most marked at Estevan,  that portion of the Island seaboard  being in the line of weakness of the  27. Sheep are more prolific thampacific   slope.       The -seismograph  horses or cattle.  28. The' western sheep ranches  are rapidly disappearing, and it-is  up to the small farmers.to make up  this deficiency.        ;-    , _   ���������������������������  29. The; population is increasing,  .Yrtiile the number-of"sheep.is steadily decreasing. - ���������������������������   "7  A Correction  Mrs.' StoodJe'y, of Armstrong, visited friends at Grindrod for a few  days last week. ���������������������������  K  Mrs.   Cathcart,   of   M������������������ose  Jaw,  Sask., is visiting her daughter, Mrs.  W. J. piadon.  X  porn���������������������������At their Grindrod home,  Monday, Pec. 9th, to Mr. and Mrs.  A. Tomkinson, a son.  " X  Ptes. Sam Edgar, Wm. McSheery  and Mechanic Andersen, returned  home last week. We are very sorry,  to say that Pte. Edgar lost his left  hand during a fierce engagement  in France. Pte. McSherry has heen  stationed at Quebec as munition inspector for the past few months.  Mechanic, Andersen has been stationed at Toronto for iwo years,  where he has been employed with  the R. A. F.  A meeting will pe held at Grindrod on Wednesday, Pec. J8th, at  2 o'clocsk, to discuss the advisability of having a co-operative society organized in Grindrod, similar to The Safe, Limited,'of Salmon  Arm. Everyone interested is invited to attend, as the discussion  will he of great interest to the district.  Editor Okaxagax Commoner::  Sir: Tbeg to contradict the s������������������ri-  111;;. :j tern evf of the death of-my  dear's.ifer, ^Mrs., Renyard, whicri  appeared in your paper. V-'  tn (he first place, Mrs. Renyard  was not found in her own ftome;  She took ill where she was helping  to nitric a family who were in  great sorrow and sicjcness, and w:-s  still thn������������������- until the time-she was  taken to Kamloops, after a medical  examination. She died Jn lhe  J\amloop> hospital, six days after  entering it- In the second place, f  very much want to contradict the  statement that Mrs. Penyard's husband's pay was discontinued after  registered a maximum disturbance  of one ..millimetre, ��������������������������� which is' the  greatest- ,-recorded here in recent  years,' and the registration is--the  clearestrof ��������������������������� a s local. tremor -reported-  in "Victoria. V";   V ,'   ",,<$*-,-'  .-London women' munition *\o-k-  ers, - who" had been' recei M'ng.. hiffh  pay and'who'have becn discharged,  FOUR MILLIONS IN PRODUCE  = SHIPPED FROM OKANAGAN  Exports of fruit and farm pro- some $66,000 worth of vegetables,  duce ,from the Okanagan Valley and in addition there were very  this season will exceed four million. large shipments of celery, lettuce,  dollars in value. According to the'and other vegetables and small  Vernon News, the returns from; fruits, -with an estimated value of  fruit and farm produce for that ( $20,000,'making a total of some-  district ' alone will run about one thing over $400,000 for fruits and  million, one hundred ana thirty- vegetables,  five thousand dollars.  1 On  top   of  this  must  be  added  Kelowna's   output   will   total   at the value of the shipments of live  least $953,000;  Summerland, $301,- stock and poultry, at least another/  000;   Penticton,   $136,000;   Short's $25,000 or $30,000.  Point,   $21,000;   Okanagan   Centre,!  $87,000;   Naramata,   $21,000;   other1    The   shipments    from   Enderby  district, while small, comparatively  in fruit and vegetables, amounted  to about $300,000, in lumber, hav,  In addition there were shipments grain, brick and live stock. Lum-  in less than car lots amounting to ber shipments since the 1st of Jan-  $130,000; and express shipments uary, 1918, amounted, to 307 cars,  from lake points reaching the in- This is about a third of tne output  credible Ague of $273,000. .    Sot lumber for pre-war years.    The  ������������������  Shipments   from  Armstrong this S��������������������������� nn������������������n   *������������������* 'l"^ **. vla'xd at  season  have  been  equally  encour- 2������������������'000-  ,Hay \������������������ lhe vaIuc of $54,-     .  aging.    Two hundred  and  sixteen  ���������������������������    ���������������������������*s l"���������������������������e c]\ ������������������������������������"������������������ |������������������ *he val-  cars   of  vegetables   were   snipped, "e   ������������������f S-nn   S       ''  Sa������������������������������������������������������;   UVe    '  together  with   74   mixed  cars  and  Sl0,Ck'   ^,o00;   brick,   $600;   posts,',  17  cars of apples, making, a total. P������������������lcs and cordwo������������������d, $15,000.  of 307 cars valued at^307,000.   The      Of these.,products, a total of 578  Armstrong    evaporator    purchased cars were shipped  from  Enderbv.  --^*������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������-������������������      ������������������������������������������������������ ...    ��������������������������� - u .      ^   "  X X X X X X X X X K X X X X      If public gatherings, etc., cannol  C, fc���������������������������fc4.V _ X be stopped by moral suasion, it is  X ENDERBY NOTES        Xjup to, the city to invoke; the Pro-'  X X XX * tt tr ������������������ tr ������������������ * * J5lXinciaI la^ even if jt means closing  X X X X X X. X X X X X X X the town tight���������������������������better this than a  Mrs. A., C. {Skaling is visiting her  parents in Vancouver.    '���������������������������>       ��������������������������� "'  Lieut. Wilkinson'and family left  for Victoria Wednesday.  X -  -  JMr; and Mrs. P. G. Farmer are to  move to Castlegar next week.  run of influenza.  X  Persons proposing to hold public gatherings likely-to bring any  numb?r of peopletttogether are advised, during the present,epidemic' 'MJ  of Spanish" influenza]"I'to'Jcoh'sult the  Board %f. Health before making ar-  , Miss Pow jeft on Wednesday for ran������������������ements.     o-   ;-*������������������������������������- /     68tf  The Presbyterian Ludies Aid are' '  to hold their annual bazaar iii K. of !  P.   Hall   Saturday  afternoon,   Dec  14th, when, they will have on sale  San^Francisco'r.-enrjoute Tor China'.  "  V-.   <-i 'X   '- .      - - , ��������������������������� -  -Mrs. Paradis was called to*.Victoria by the.serious illness'.of her  daughter,_Louise, of_ influenza.  marched to powning street a few|    Let us know, before hand-with-1*?���������������������������? '^hnl'lu    ^u"*'    rf^.tie-s'  ��������������������������� - ������������������������������������������������������ - -" 1 eit.    j\  nooin   with .good   things  days ago , and demanded ,to see  Premier Lloyd George. The Premier  sent word. that he. was too busy to  see the women. The marchers,, who  numbered between ������������������00��������������������������� and Q00,  then proceeded, "to the ministry of  munitions. - Official of the ministry  met a deputation of the women and  arranged" for a further conference,  at which the employers also .would  he present.  n a few days-,f you are ,ntending from ^ farin, wil, aIso ^      f  to take, your Xmas  dinner, at the ture of ihe occ���������������������������sinn .     " P   a   -  King Edward.     " c m   occasion.  - Aeroplane mail service. between  Sacramento, Caj., and Seattle,Wash,  is now a fact. The first trio w-as  made last week, the.745 miles being covered in }2 haws and 47  her husband's death.   She received minutes, actual fly ing time.    ,  wooi. mwff to^s pottos  ^ 'it__muvusw-wm  WHY K������������������J3P SH^p ?  |vVe are pleased to learn that Mrs.  C. Poss, who has been ill of  [.'umonia,   is   slowly   recovering.  Ross had six members of his  lily afflicted, influenza, and all  recovering.  ���������������������������'���������������������������-'���������������������������' X   *  |>le...W. J. Levens returned from  front last Saturday. He was  |eje���������������������������year's in France;  29 :months  the trenches; was wowidcd  lee times and gassed once. That  |������������������ record few returning from the  |nt can boast of. He is the son  IMrs. JF..Levens. His .many Arming friends are glad to welcome  |i home.-  V    '   x  rhe question of a silo for the  liing year is a vital one for many  jtners. For the information of  r interested, the creamery has  lured prices, etc., from the Van-  Jver Wood Pipe & Silo Co., and  pe are now available. While  acting as agent for the above  Jipany, the creamery is- natural-  desirous    of    assisting    in   the droppings  The American Sheep breeder  recently conducted a contest for  thc best reasons for keeping  sheep on tlie farm. The following by ff. J. Schmidt, of Ames,  Ja.. won first prize:  Why the average farmer should  keep at least some sheep' on his  premises:  1. The initial investment in foundation stock is small.  2. Expensive buildings are not  necessary.  J3. Expensive   machinery   is   not  required.  4. Less productive land can be  utilized. .   '.  5. Sheep will eat and relish almost every class of weeds.  6: By eating "Ragwort" the  source of "Pictou" cattle disease is  eliminated.  7. By cleaning^out the fence rows  sheep destroy the winter protection  of many injurious insects.  8. Due to the fineness of the mastication   of-  their   food,  very   few  Mr. Geo. C. Hay, director of ,the "The situation, you will be inter-  Canadian Co-operative Wool Grow- ested to Je'arn, has hit the Wool  ers, Ltd., is in receipt of the fol- Commission rather severely. JEven  lowing letter from the company's the cheaper Australian wool is not  manager in Toronto, showing the-being moved and much of it has  unsatisfactory condition of the been left on the hands of the Corn-  wool market as the result of the mission���������������������������about 5,000 bales. When  sudden end of the war: this' condition   becomes   rectified,  (���������������������������.       ���������������������������    , ���������������������������    ,   .  . -���������������������������--     . ���������������������������  this Australian wool will'be taken  The wool market has again as-        f       since d     ^   ho]dj      Can.  sumed a most unusual condition  of    J,       wooJ       ���������������������������  ,natura���������������������������     trv  |0  which,for your ,n ormation  I wish a    |da|e at sbhiething approaching,  to apprise you.     The development ^      lcc th |d *for '������������������������������������������������������     W|1*  of   peace   has   meant   cancellation c ...u   *r-: 1    ��������������������������� .u    ���������������������������    1   .  .  .,       .    ������������������ .       .    South African wool on the market  or, curtailment of numerous Amen- ..     .,, m���������������������������       , .   ,. ...  ' .      .       ... .*.������������������������������������������������������* ... P       >t will mean, I believe, that manv  can contracts with textile manufac- j������������������������������������������������������i���������������������������t.0    ,,^,1    k���������������������������    o ^i      ^ 1  . .    f.       .       .. ,       dealers    will-   be    sorely    pressed  turers in Canada.    Many manufac- ��������������������������� . ,,., ,      *���������������������������*.   , 1    S7  .      -���������������������������-.    .. *������������������������������������������������������-. .        J,     ��������������������������� financially,   and   probably  have  to  turers in this country who former- ������������������ ��������������������������� .,   .    ������������������       ,. ,  ,    . 1 ������������������������������������������������������        l   ,      , , accept loss on their Canadian wool,  ly in normal times had not been ac- T    .w .   r ��������������������������� ,      ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������-������������������������������������������������������  ,        ,  .   ���������������������������*,.��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� , \ In this respect, I consider it for-  customed to the raw wool to any 4      ������������������    IX, ,. ��������������������������� . . , . . ������������������������������������������������������  . ��������������������������� ,     ..���������������������������-.������������������������������������������������������ . -y tunate that we have been  able to  degree,   were   banking   on   receipt ir  '���������������������������    \ . \- r  e   .    '   . ,   ���������������������������  .      .        ^f    secure sufficient export licenses for  ot   American  contracts,   farmed  to    ��������������������������� .   ���������������������������,,, ������������������������������������������������������,', ������������������. ���������������������������        u       A.  ������������������������������������������������������,.,, .   .    ... virtually all the wool we have been  them by the recipients, and in con- u,Xi:���������������������������rt > ���������������������������������������������   ,. -,    .        -  ,    , .        .    . ��������������������������� holding,  at  the   express  desire  of  sequence, had purchased stores of ,������������������������������������������������������ u ,:,f,'���������������������������Ji������������������,-���������������������������* *���������������������������*��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ,  V 1   r u-  1.   xi ���������������������������*'.,.,   individuals or associations, and are  wool   for   which   they   now   think    .,    ,     ,. - .. . '  ,,',..,,  ..       , ,..,��������������������������� ���������������������������    . */.,     able to dispose of it in the United  they have little or no use.    At the states  same  time,  the   United   Stales  has.  cancelled import licenses from this' "We* believe this condition of  country, with the result that large panic is temporary only, and sub-  stocks of wool are in the hands of sequently, during February and  dealers and manufacturers who, all March, the United States, after dial once desire to liquidate. This is gesting what wool it now has in the  meaning that the bottom, tempor- country, will be compelled, owing  arily, has dropped absolutely out to shortage there, to open its mar-  of the market. Not a pound of ket for further imports, and at the  wool is being sold at the present same time Canadian manufactur-  time, and some small dealers who ers will be able to divert their man-  are holding stocks of $40,000 or ufacture to civilian purposes. Of  $50,000 worth, mostly controlled by course,   in   the   latter   case,   it will  weed   seeds    are    found   in   sheep]the bank, have become rather panic mean   a   smaller   consumption   of  "Mrs... S. Poison returned to Vancouver on Wednesday, after visiting her daughter, Mrs. Speers, a  weejc or two. ' '  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.--"���������������������������-  X  . The. annual meeting of the North  OJcanagan Farmers'- Institute, will  he held in It. of p. flail Saturday  afternoon, Pec. 28th, at 2 p.m.  'Sf%  doe's^'t  do  any  goocj  to  go  away  from  the  OJcanagan���������������������������you'll  come bacjs again.    Might as well  save the cost of going and coming.  X  Now that  the cold  weather is  with us, you can save money Jf you  buy your beef hy the quarter. We  have small quarters for family use.  G. JR. Sharpe, Jpnderby.  - X  Post cards were received by Enderby friends from pte. Kenneth  Stficklandy^thii"S^weeJ������������������ JLfe was at  Mons when the end of the war  came, and is proud of it!  V X  Many Enderbyites will regret to  learn of the death at the Vancouver  General Hospital, on Sunday, of  Mrs. C. P. Ryan, formerly of Enderby during Mr. Ryan's term of employment as teller in the Rank of  Montreal.  X  Inspector J. R. OeLong visited  the Enderby High School this week  on his oflicial inspection. He reported well on thc condition of the  work clone by the pupils. Enderby  is one of the few places in the Province, he said, where the school is  not closed on account of the flu.  *     .-xV..  Pte. (Buck) Johnston returned to  his Enderby home from England  this week. He has to report to  divisional heardquarters,- at New  Westminster before knowing what  the future is to be. Pte. Johnston  was with a tank corps. He did not  reach France before the armistice  was signed.  X  Mr. JR. B. Bell, the well-known  architect, of Vernon, has been appointed by the City Council to  make a re-assessment of land and  improvements within the city limits. He is here this week, with his  partner, Mr. C. J. Hurt, making a  detailed inspection of the town in  connection with this work.  Mr. fi. J. Mack came in from Jiis  Alberta farm this week, happy to ���������������������������  get bacjc where there are no winter  blows   and:   snow-drifts   are   unknown.   Mr. Macjrhad-a complete  crop failure the past season.    Jffe ,  thinks he will try itonce more, and  if the drought hits him again he  will  come bacjc  Jo the Ojcanagaii..  for Keeps.  Statement for November     ~-  . Receipts-7- '."      .'  ,",  Ponaltion     ...........$ j.00  Mrs. McKee         ^.00  .-  Ashton Creek SchooJ:    6.20  No. Enderby School   .....  27.71  Hupel  School        9.75  ��������������������������� Mrs. ..&U0..J3axteMproceeds=  of Party   jj.00  Rev. J.  R.  Gretton   ' 5.00  Proceeds Tea Room Nov. 11.  26.60  Church col. Thanksgiving ser 32.70  Sale flannelette scraps     2.00  Pues  (3 life memberships, Miv  T. A.  Bryant)   75.00  Pal on hand OctJ 3J .    160.75  $358.71  Disbursements-  Buttons, postage,  etc $ j.37  Express on  wool 35  Writing   pad   . . . [       [25  Freight on flannelette    ..     1.45  Ral on hand Nov. 30th 354.79  $358.71  F.  C.  Mowat.  Treas.  stricken.  Order  your  Xmas   poultry   now.  If you delay you may be too late.  ;wool lhan under war conditaions." G. A. Sharpe, Enderbv  fnderby Patriotic Fund  The treasurer of tlie Canadian  fia^������������������Sc Fund acknowledges  the following contributions received since publication, of the  last hst:  Okanagan   Sawmills   Ltd.  T.   M.   Lewis   ...........  F. Davies    ....... ....  A.   Black       T.  Nichol '['[[  G. Robinson   T.   Kneale   Luka   Singh   ..........[[  F.  A. Adams   ....  R.  E.  $10.00  5.00  2.00  2.00  2.00  2.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  R.  E.   T.  Forster   .... fi 0ft  R. W. Patten   .......       " *" J"������������������X  l'-JrTT- -:::::: wS  I>.  F.   Hartry    ;  j 0Q  $41.50 OKANAGAN   COMMONER  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1918  Just   Arrived  Some Fine  Imported  Percheron  Stallions  Now on view at Stables on  Lansdowne St., next Kelly's  blacksmith shop, Kamloops, B. C,  Stockmen are invited to examine these splendid   animals.  ,  This will probably  be the  last  shipment.        Communicate  with  Kaspar Wilcox  Box 134 Kaiiloops, B.C.  RISTMAS  Come to us for your  Peel, Nuts, Raisins,  Spices, etc. Our stock  is complete and  fresh.  W. J. WOODS  C. F. B.  Cliff St.  License No,  8-12980.  Enderby  DENTISTRY  .Dr. Dent has opened one of  J the most'modern Dental Tartars in the Interior, of British  J Columbia in the W. H.  Smith Block, above the Ok.-  anagan Grocery, Vernon, B.C.  .Special attention to out of  town patients,  Phone  3+3 or wrire  ments.  for  appoint-  PR. PPNT  PWT!*T  I  T  MAPP IN  ARMSTRONG  Ladies' Suits  ������������������������������������������������������Mctfs-Suitr  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed  Altered and Repaired  i  ALEX. APAIR  War's Awfui Cast  Viwidiy Pictured  A. staff writer on the New York Herald strikingly portrays the awful cost of the war in blood  shed and treasure spent when he says:  "See the bank teller at his window. He is  counting $10 bills. His cage is stacked high  with bales of $10 bills. He is counting 100 bills  every minute. He works ten hours a day, seven  days a week. He is trying to count the money  spent on the world war. But he will never, never  be able to do it���������������������������not he, nor his son, nor his son's  son, nor many generations to come.  "To count in $10 bills the money spent ^on the  world war would take more than 1000 years. Methuselah, who lived to be 969 years old, might  havc done it by working nights. No other mortal  could. It must not be overlooked that Methuselah  ���������������������������cither in his own time or ours���������������������������would soon  havc run out of currency. The world docs not  havc, and never will havc, in money of any denomination, thc appalling sum of $221,000,000,-  000.  all   i-n-m:������������������������������������������������������!".-���������������������������    A.-ic   for  our  INVEN-  Ai'S --UA'BKI*;.which will be sent free.  M.VIUOX & MARION".  PIANO TUNING & REPAIRING  CHARLES  QUINN  ��������������������������� of PCelowna,   will be  strong   and   Enderby  every three months.  in Arm-  districts  SPIRILLA CORSETS  BRASSIERES, ETC  Made lo order. Flexible and  unbreakable. Every p air guaranteed.  EDITH TURNER  Corsetiere  Armstrong ������������������������������������������������������  Something like that is what the world has  spent on the Avar that is passing into history.  "These are figures  that outdistance thc comprehension of the wisest man that ever lived. Thc  cost of the war transcends all the monetary con^  ccp tions "which even a financier can conjure up.  Nor is it much easier lo conceive the toll of life  thai lhe war has taken.  "We Americans have grown used to scanning  several columns of casually lists daily.   An extra  column   cr   Iwo   attracts    our    attention.      Out-  American  killed  have passed  the 15,000 mark.  Anolhcr 15,000 havc dicd of accident, wounds or  disease.    Thc war may cosl us 40,000 lives.   Wc  can understand those figures.    But consider the'  staggering cost  to  France,  whose losses began  with the war, and to Great Britain, whose stalwart armies fought with their backs to the wall  until our fighting men came to the rescue.  "Great Britain alone has lost in thc war about  1,000,000 men.    France has lost perhaps 100,000  morc.   In a general way thes^e figures mean sonic-  thing to us; but an illustration may help visualize  these Allied dead.  "Not morc than 100,000 persons have marched  in the greatest parade that Fifth Avenue has ever  known.    Our. preparedness parade, and possibly  1 the Third Liberty Loan parade, totalled that number of marchers.   All day long they marched, and  until after sundown.   We thrilled at the sight of  these living Americans. '  "Let us visualize thc march of tlie British dead.  At   daybreak   they . start   down. Fifth  Avenue,  twenty abreast.    Their fallen comrades follow a  few paces behind, in close marching order.   Until  sundown these men who have "gone west" march  down Uic avenue.   The next day there is a similar  parade, and thc next and the next.   For ten days  thc British dead pass in review.  "For eleven days the French dead file down the  avenue of the Allies.   Three weeks of marching  dead men.  "The Russians who died fighting for their empire wliich was would require the daylight hours  of five weeks more.    And for the other brave  Allied fighting men we must reserve a fortnight.  Two months and a half for the Allied dead to  march past a given point.  "The enemy dead, although definite figures are  not available, number about 4,800,000. For them  to pass in 'review would require more than six  weeks. l-  "Throughont all the daylight hours of June,  July,  August and September,  then, the ghastly  procession   would  continue.    It is  an appalling  "picture" ~t6"~coh"tCmplfftTf:" ~" 7'     ------  Andre Tardieu, French High Commissioner to  thc United Stats, is authority for thc statement  lhat "the territories which were under Gcrman  occupation for. four years were the wealthiest  pari of France. Their area did not exceed six  per cent of thc whole country. Thcy paid, however. 25 per cent of the sum total of our taxes.  These territories, which havc bc-en for the lasl  three months occupied again by us at thc cosl of  our own blood and thc blood of our Allies, are  now in a stale of ruin even worse lhan wc anticipated. The very ground is torn, overturned, laid  waste, damaged with shell splinters, nnd for  months, nuivbc for. vears. unfit for production.  Tlie fruit, trees havc becn cut, sawn down lo lhc  level of the ground.  "Of the cilics and villages, nothing remains but  ruins; 350.000 homes have been deslroyoV To  build Ihem up again-���������������������������I am referring to the building proper, wilhoul furnishings���������������������������-600,000,000  days of work will bc necessary, involving, to-<  gethcr-wilh-building material, an outlay of 10,-  000.000.000 fro res.  "As regards personal property of every description, cither destroyed by battle or stolen by the  Germans, thcrc stands an additional loss of at  least 4,000,000,000 francs. This valuation of loss  of personal properly docs not include���������������������������as definite  figures arc lacking yet���������������������������the countless war contributions and fines by tlie enemy, amounting  also to billions.  hogs, goats, :'.mount to 1,510,000 head -in agricultural equipment to 454,000 machines or carts  '���������������������������the   two  i:e.ms   worth   together   6,000,000,000  francs.  "As  regard4-   industries,   the  disaster is   even  more complete.    These districts occupied by the  enemy and vljose machinery was methodically  destroyed   or   taken    away,    were,    industrially  speaking, the very heart of France."  It is estimated that Great Britain had 7,500,000  men in arms, and had 3,049,991 casualties of  whom 1,000,000 were killed, and the cost in dollars was $40,000,000,000.  Tlie United States put 3,764,700 men in the  field, of whom 52,169 were killed and 185,000  wounded or taken prisoners; at a cost of $35,000,-  000,000.  With 6,000,000 men in arms, the casualties of  France were 4,000,000, of whom 1,100,000 were  killed; with a dollar cost of $28,000,000,000.  Italy had 2,500,000 men in arms, with 1,000,000  casualties, of whom 250,000 were killed; at a cost  of $10,000,000,000.-  Russia lost 3,500,000 in killed and 1,500,000  wounded, oul of a total of 14,000,000 men in the  field, and hcr cost was $25,000,000,000.  Belgium put 350,000 men in arms, with an estimated casualty list,of 300,000, only 50,000 being  listed as killed, and the cost lo hcr was $5,000,-  000,000."  Serbia had 300,000 men in arms, 150,000 were  killed and 50,000 wounded or taken prisoners; at  an estimated cost of $4,000,000,000.  Roumania had 600,000 men in arms, 200,000  killed and 100,000 otherwise disposed of, at a cost  of $3,000,000,000.  Germany put 11.000,000 men in the field, and  had 2,500,000 killed and 4,400,000 wouncicd or  taken prisoners; at a cost of $40,000,000,000.  Austria-Hungary had 7,500,000 men in arms;  lost 2,000,000 killed and 2,500,000 prisoners of  war or wounded, and it cost her $25,000,000.  Turkey lost 250,000 killed, 750,000 wounded or  taken prisoners, and it cost her $4,000,000,000.  Bulgaria had an arm of 1,000,000; lost 50,000  killed and 150,000 wounded and prisoners, at a  cost cf $2,000,000,000.  These figures total 56.014,700 men in arms;  11,102,169 lives lost, 15,332,939 other casualties,  and a total cost iii; dollars of $221,000,000,000.  Christmas Suggestions  Glasg Berry Bowls with half doz.  nappies, "Vogue" pattern $1.65  Glass Berry Bowls with half doz.  nappies, square effective design for  "...*....:-.............. ........SM-OO  China Berry Bowls with half doa.  nappies to* match, assorted* patterns...  $3.00 to $4.50  Children's 3 pieced sets 50c to 3.25  Roger's 1847 Table Ware  Tea Spoons, for half doz. tipped  Pattern.   ...... i....... $2.40  Desert spoons half doz tipped pattern .. i............ .-.'��������������������������� '$*'7������������������,  Table spoons, for half doz. tipped  pattern   ...................$5.75  Desert knives for half dozen  3.60  Table knives, for  half dozen,  $3.90  Desert forks, for half dozen  $4.75  Table   forks   for  half   dozen  .00  DiTmrr sets 97 piece dinner sets,  semi-porcelain in three different  designs and colors for $20 a set.  Dinner sets, Wedgewood, semi-  porcelain dinner' sets, 97 pieces>.  gold and   white,  (Stock Pattern)  Dinner sets Royal Hampton blue  and &old, 97 piece dinner set  (Stock Pattern) for; V.... $40 00  Dinner sets, Wedgewood, Blue  willow dinner sets, 97 piece Stock'  Pattern, for ..'.-........... $25.50  Ten    Sets   China   tea   sets,    13  pieces, Artistic designs and colois   ;..     $3.50  Cnp������������������ ancl Snncers China cups and  saucers, assorted designs, for half  dozen    $1.20 to $2.50  Maclachlari Hardware Co.  ARMSTRONG, B. C. PHONE 47  r^rrrrwpggBHa CHS  B. C.  no agricultural resources are left.    The losses in  BETTER CONDITIONS FOR LlABOR  "Pointing tb what may be expected of the future  as regards the condition of <the working masses,  it is interesting to read what Mr. Lloyd' George  said in a campaign speech in London a few nights  ago, when, he promised the laboring men of England that every reasonable demand made upon  the government hy them would be granted, and  that henceforth labor would get absolute justice  in its depands upon" capital. He promised further that the railways would be nationalized.  Interesting, too, are these words of Charles Wf.  Schwab of the United States, indicating as they  do a decided change of heart by the capitalist  class:  "In the yeears gone by, I. seriously doubted  'many times if labor ha������������������J received its fair share  of the prosperity of this great country," said he.  "We, as manufacturers, have got to open our  eyes to a wider vision of the present aiid future  with reference to our workmen., Wc have got  to devise ways and means by which capital and  labor that have so often been termed synonym-  oiis^shall-share^equally^not^n-thcoiiy^buLin^prac-  tice. We Jiave got to devise ways andmeans of  education. We must not only talk about these  things. We havc got to realize that many unjust  demands "will be made by labor, as they probably  havc been made by capitalists and employees in  the past. That is onc of the lessons thc great war  has taught us���������������������������true democracy."  THE. OPENING W E LGE  A. wan I acl in thc Vernon News, signed "Capt.  C.  I-:.  Hulton,  38-39  Piccadilly,  London,  Eng.,"  points lo what may lie looked for early ncxt year!  in  lhis section cf lhc Okanagan.    Capt. Hut ton  stales   that "there  is  a  demand  now  for  good i  mixed   farming land in  thc Okanagan,  bul the j  land must be cleared and have a small house on  same  ready" for  immediate   occupation  -of  new  settlers."  We 'may confidently look for these enquiries  from many sources, and particularly from England. Thousands of people will want to get away  from the Old Country just as soon as they can  settle up their affairs there. They will want", to  come lo Canada. Many have heard about the  Okanagan. They will not be satisfied until they  come here.  Every soldier boy going from  the Okanagan  has been the herald of a better day. wherever he  has becn in battle-scared France or England.   He  iu jjnixwua 'ias advertised the Okanagan.   This will bring us  I nee'dhaixliy say that,.in those wealthy lands, good.   Are we preparing for the influx of home  Must Cut off Unpaid  Subscriptions,  The Paper Controller of Canada  has given notice that a strict reg-  illation is about to be issued by lhe  ^    Dominion Government to the effect  that��������������������������� .  Publishers of newspapers must  cease sending Iheir newspapers. to subscribers three,  months in arrears unless subscriptions are definitely .renewed and all arrears fully  paid. v '\  S" The 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.... V/-*- ^  anything  for  subscriptions  in . ar--   ..        -  -rears, in which case there is a virtual waste of paper.    It. is to present paper waste that the hew reg-               .-:"  ''illation has been decided on.    .   -                .-V-"  The manufacture of paper con-; .  sumes labor, ^wood, coal," chemicals,.  and   transportation "facilities,   ancl  every  ton- of y papery saved  means               ���������������������������;" ���������������������������j  just so much more labor, raw jnsi-        s  terials, chemicals,, fuel. and transportation available. for urgent rwar  needs.   For these reasons tbe Government insists that paper shall he,  saved, and proposes that only those  who'  pay   for   their   publications  shall receive them.,                     .   '  This order will leave the newspaper publishers no cboice In the  matter.   Ws must therefore insist    :������������������  upon all subscriptions to the Commoner heiftg paid up.  We are cleaning up our suhscrip-     ,  tion   list  this  week  and  will  be  " forced to send final notice to alj  subscriptions in arrears.  All subscribers must pay up.  Those in  arrears will have the  Commoner discontinued.    We hav������������������  no option in the'matter.   The Jpost-  v^^ oj^ ce^Pepa rtmen tf=-wiH"=T,e'fuise���������������������������to  deliver newspapers where the subscription expiry date is three  months in arrears. Pay up now  and make a discontinuance of your  paper unnecessary. We do not  wish to cut off a single subscription. We want all our friends to  remain with us. But the paper  shortage in Canada, is becoming  alarming.  We must recognize the rcguln-  l-P'-x; of "t> '''ii-cr Controller if wo  are to continue.  Look   up   your   expiry   date   and  govern yourself accordingly.  BaaaaaaciaBaaH ^.BBBBBaaaaaa  seekers?   Do we really appreciate, as others do,  louses and in cattle, bovine and bovine species, what we have in this Okanagan of ours?  Are you going* to do any!  Building or Repairing'  This Season?  THE FOLLOWING ARE GOOD VALUES:  No. 4 Ceiling, Flooring and Siding    $18.00 per thousand  No. 2 Dimension, 2x4 and 2x6 .........'. ...  '..   ..    ..........' $18.00 per thousand  Dry Blocks        $2.5 0 per load  Planing Mill Wood     ....    2.25  OKANAGAN,SAW MILLS, Ltd. End J THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1918  OKANAGAN COMMONER  *{^ww\rwm\TTm^  fi_Ga___^^  1^  r  AT  AT  AT  AT  AT  A\T  Ar  AT  AT  AT  note  tHraiigtiptit|li^#orlci  l^echoyin;your heart-  IM-i^iS-^-k  i (S.;-:f :-'-)>'  us su  yout?  ���������������������������T":-.  ;v-.vj?-'  you in gi^n^voijGe  sIj'������������������77  Mm  somness  MtiiiwA^  Enderby  Armstrong  VVVV(yyy-^y.(jy|jy^^  SxSSi������������������$.i^:S&iSi.iiS47MK,$^  SSTSS'SSSS^SSSSSSsiSSS  ydurC^ribtm^  Requirements  *n4 can suppjyr tyem  Ma^e tbis a  JoUy Christmas,  ^ i  * -3-   i"*r "o I  t**MsT?iaNG  PNPW3Y 4  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 191?]  ������������������fcanagau Commoner  In   which   is  merged   the   Armstrong  Advertiser   and  Enderbv Press.  Published  every  Thursday  at Armstrong, B.C.,  at  #2  a year, by Walker & Gary.  H.-M; Walker. Editor & Manager.  Advertising rates: Transient, 40c an inch first insertion, 25c each subsequent insertion. Contract advertising, ������������������1 an inch per month.  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1918  WILL PUBLISH EARLY  It is the intention to publish the issue of the  Commqner of December 26th on Tuesday night,  so as to enable the staff to take advantage of the  Christmas holiday. Subscribers will be able to  get their papers out of'the post office on Christmas morning. -Tliis will give every merchant an  opportunity to wish the compliments of the season to their patrons at the opportune time, and  to join in the festivities of the day. Correspondents and patrons will kindly govern themselves  accordingly.  STABILITY OF THOUGHT  Today, perhaps morc than at any othcr tunc  in thc long ycars of war the world is emerging  from, there is need for stability of thought and  action.     The  period   of reconstruction   has  not  yet commenced;  thcrc must "bc considerable readjustment along all lines before thcrc can be a  start  made  in  reconstruction.     This  period   of  suspense is more trying on thc nerve of a man  cr woman than that of war.    Thc ncxt three or  six months will be the testing time, compared to  which thc period of war was a picnic.    Do not  . mistake the clouds of loday. They portend storms  that will shake our civilization to the core;    But  they should not bc feared.    Thcy should be a  warning which all should heed.    Wc cannot escape the inevitable; wc must face it���������������������������-like men  and women.    We must prepare in  time to be  ready���������������������������we must  prepare now.  We cannot load up our, cellars with supplies;  avc cannot forestall by the. hoarding of money.  But we can'prepare our minds to meet the distressing thoughts which-must come tlirough the  nianjv many disturbing influences growing out  of war conditions and the period of hate the heart  of the world has been bathed in. We can think  aright if we will. We can eradicate from our  thoughts the fangs of hatred if we make the  effort���������������������������we cannot otherwise.   ....  In'every community, in every home, in every  business enterprise, there is need for that mental  Jhousecleafifng that 'will malce us^free to partake  of that spiHVptjteUoyxr^hipthe world; once knew  hut lost awhile. It must begin from within; and  with the individual; and from the Individual to  the individual community. r       v, 7s,  '-*%&m*~-   -f-4''-. '" " ���������������������������"   :���������������������������  ; \    ��������������������������� *:.'"'v*''" ���������������������������'"  '**** MUST TAKE A CHANCE    :   ���������������������������  tliat businessman as we should like to have replied. There are some businessmen that .will  never get over thc idea that "it does not pay to  advertise." This is where the man who believes  in advertising has the advantage���������������������������and it is an advantage and an opportunity tliat they seldom fail  to take advantage of.  There is a live-wire wholesale firm in Winnipeg  that has sent a circular letter around to customers  which is worth'repeating/ Here it is: "Well, at  least we have got the war over, and after having  one celebration that was not called for, we have  finally got the official news. However, 'the extra  celebration didn't do any of us any harm. Undoubtedly, you are just as pleased as we are to get  tlie long war over and done with. It has been a  long, hard, uphill fight, but tlie Allies"'have triumphed, and we can be justly proud of Canada's  share-.in.'the-victory..' All honor and praise to the  boys" who made it possible and--who Avill ���������������������������have a  vacant chair. <v  "You have likely heard a good deal of 'blue  ruin' talk about what would happen to business  after the war is over. We have, and, naturally,  you have heard your share. Our own opinion is  that business will be just what wre make it pur-  selves. If we all go around with long faces and  'failure' thoughts, business certainly will be bad,  but if wc put aside all such ideas and notions, and  all pull together for a bigger and brighter business future, all will bc well, and thc adjustment  period will not bc noticed. We would like to  have this letter give you one thought to carry  wilh you, to use in your daily affairs. It is this���������������������������  "Business will be just what we make it���������������������������LET'S  MAKE IT GOOD!"  XMAS SHOPPING BY MAIL!  O -"���������������������������      .,  *n ������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������  All Parcels Prepaid  We extend a welcome to all bur outside customers to visit the store, where a selection of the best  in Xmas gifts is now being displayed.   To those-'who are unable to pay us a visit, Ave shall bel  pleased to assist you tlirough our Mail Order Department.     Here are a few of tlie thousands of!  gilts selected as tlie most appropriate Xmas Gift suggestions:     V  BEDSPREADS, in Xmas boxes at $3.95  Beautiful quality Marcella Spreads, iri large conventional designs; pure white and full size.  LUNCH SETS, in Xmas Boxes, at $8.50  Made of pure linen embroidered; one cloth and six  table napkins to match.  PILLOW CASES, in Xmas Boxes, at $3.95 pair  =   Hand embroidered;   hemstitched,   of   pure| ,heavy  Irish.linen;.    These are worth exactly $5.00 per pair. *  CHILDREN'S GAITERS, in Xmas Boxes, at 'il.7 J  Black  cloth  gaiters,  in  knee-length;   three bucklefi  at the top; all sizes.  LADIES' HOSE, in Xmas Boxes  ot $2.25    u  . t Three  pairs  of  Ladies'   Chocolate   Cashmere-finislf  Hose in each box; all sizes; worth $1.00 pair.  PERKINS GLOVES, in Xmas Boxes, at $2.50  These  are thc very best quality in  Real  Kid, also  Swede; complete stock of black, white, tan and grey.  HANDKERCHIEFS, in Xmas Boxes, at $1.95  Six embroidered Irish Handkerchiefs,  assorted  designs, in box, of very line sheer lawn: worth 50c each  TROUBLE IN BERLIN  It begins to look as if the troubles of Russia  arc to be repeated in Germany. The new government -does not seem to have complete control.  Thc London Times' correspondent in Copenhagen says that the most serious crisis, has now  been reached in Berlin. The government sat during the whole of Saturday endeavoring to elucidate the situation. The government has ordered  the soldiers as far as possible not to go on tlie  streets and to use firearms only in self-defence.'  Liebknecht's organ throws responsibility of  recent difficulties on the government and threatens an uprising of the proletariat. ,. Other, newspapers demand that the government put an end  to the Spartacus agitation. Leaders of the ySpar-  tacus group.placed machine guns on tlie Piiris-  plaz, and armored machine guns on red-flagged  motors arc going through the streets distributing  pamphlets declaring: "The revolution is rim-  perilled. Blood will be shed by counter-reyolu  tibna|^y villains massacrdng the soldiers.''.  SILK HOSE, in Xmas Boxes, at $4.50  Three "Holeproof" Silk Hose in each box; assorted  colors from chocolate, grey, taupe, pink, navy, white  or black.  SILK WAIST LENGTHS, in Xmas Boxes,   $39;!  In colors of pink, sky, navy, grey, white and black!  ample quantity in each box fo make any style of waistf  NEW STYLE IN" NECKWEAR  New shapes, and new styles in Georgette and Silij  Collars; also the new Jace effects; put up in special  Xmas Boxes, with greeting card and calendar for 191fjJ  prices are   $1.95, $2.50 and $2.9.'  WOOL SCARVES, in Xmas Boxes, at $1.95  Of nure English Llama Wool;  colors,  navy, greet?  purpie, khaki and grey.  BOUDOIR SLIPPERS, in Xmas Boxes, at $1.95  Beautiful   Felt, Slippers;  in   ladies'  sizes;   colors of  pink, sky, mauve, and apple green.  MOCCASINS, in Xmas Boxes, at $2.95  Grey, also brown, suede, wool-lined, fur tops. These  make very desirous Xmas Gifts for.ladies.  FROM OUR TOY CENTRE  Big selection of Toys, Dolls, Games, Kcwpies, etcil  .We will make up any size parcel for you and deliveij  on any dale you .wish; parcels from $L00 up.  BOUDOIR CAPS, made of dainty Crepe, Silk am  Muslin;  prices    .75c to $2.5(g  CAMISOLES,  Crepe dc Chcne,  Silk and Sating  trimmed witli dainty ribbon and lace;  price  $1.50 to $3.5(3  AN  IDEAL  XMAS  GIFT���������������������������Beautiful waists  i  Georgette, Crepe de Chene and Silk, in all the ne\y  shades; all sizes; prices $4.95 to $14.5'  COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF INFANT NOVELTIES, RATTLES, COAT HANGERS, BOOTIES,  INFANTEES, BONNETS, WOOL OVERALLS, BIBS, ETC.  ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS CANDIES NOW!  Xmas Box Chocolates  2* ������������������* ������������������������������������" sPecial. half pound box   25c  H. B. Co. Special, one pound box  50c  3" ������������������   Co. Luxura, half pound box "....  35c  H. B. .Co. Luxura, one poundt box   65c  H. B. Co. Luxura, two pound box   $1.25  H. B...Go. Maraschino Ch    .......  t*  ti  ri    %i~-~-L-��������������������������� ;n-en1?*������������������ half, pound box.  H...B.,Cq. Maraschino Cherries, one pound box.  50c  $1.00  mm  There is a question in the minds of0many  farmers and ranchers as to whether or not they  can afford to plan for production upon a war-  . time scale in the season 1919. They are afraid  that the prices which will obtain next fall will not  be in keeping with the cost of production, Moreover, thcy are a bit fed up on the propaganda pf  the food board;" having been bitten luoru than  otiec, but accepting loss at times as a part oC their  patriotic duty. They know full well thato the  difTicully lies in controlling thc spread between  ' Jhe pj'icc paid tlie producer and thc price paid by.  thc consumer, which in somc instances has been  100 to 200 per cent. This dealer-profiteering thcy  havc felt [he government should bc able to stop.  =2������������������u i-this--wns-not-no.com pli sh.cd VxL^YajLjrl n _ys,^so  they naturally sec little prospect of it being done  in post-war da}'s.  Thc Kamloops Standard thinks thcrc should,  however, bc little doubt in thc minds of producers of the necessity of continuing full production; neither should thcrc bc fear that prices  will be low. The Dominion government has not  fixed a price for wheat for 1919, and will not consider doing so, hut intends to leave that matter  entirely in thc hands of the Peace Conference,  where, it is believed, a world price will bc set  lo correspond with world requirements.  It is not expected that farm products will remain at the normal selling price which obtained  during the war, but the drop will surely bc gradual, for there is a tremendous world shortage  which it will take years to write off. Particularly  is tliis true of beef stock, the breeding of which  is slow. The shortage of sheep and hogs can be  overcome morc quickly. Especially is this true  of hogs, as the*number, .of these animals may be  multiplied many times in a year.  Producers should, however, independently  view the situation, gaining all the information  possible from every source, and then act on their  own judgment  ABUNDANT POTATO CROP  ������������������������������������������������������**'  H. B. Co. Extra Choice Chocolates -  k'-    ?������������������������������������<** Scene,, two pound box V ....... $2.00  u bS������������������OWt sSen& ^rw tootiiul box ..,_..;.:..... ..$3.00  H. B.ep. Lady; Chocolates, ia beautiful box, S-lbV;$6.50  H. t*.;Cp. Countrv Club Chocolates, 1-lb box ���������������������������V . $1.25  H. B, Co. Royal! Desert Chocolates, per box ;i!..$1.75  i ������������������������������������W s $lc*50.,atc2t *V"* >* bo?' ��������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������   ���������������������������-��������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ;25c  ���������������������������"���������������������������'I!*-' ������������������\i(^������������������.'-premi*r Chocolates, specialy per lb .. V 50c  ' la 5-lb boxes, assorted 7-S.'-.'....  .;.:,;;.....:.  $2.30  H. P. ^-Lu������������������ora, assorted Chocotatw. ���������������������������pecial, lb. ������������������0c  Cpwtn'������������������ Choice Chocolates, Mf assortment,; :$J.QQ lb  Five-pound bow; pssorfed ..-7... -. .:���������������������������,..:���������������������������...,>' ��������������������������� $4.75  XMAS SPECIAL  One  pound  Toasted  Marshmallows   40c3  One pound H. B. Co. Luxura Chocolates   80c|  One pound H. B. Co. Special Mixtures ...: .30c  One jjound Assorted Nuts '.., -...;;..' 40^  Six * Assorted Chocolate ' Bars....; :;.' 30c!  Mailed to your address for . S..  $2.20.  .$2.00-  rs;,. .-V   XMAS SPECIAL ,  Five-pound box assorted Chocolates. yCaratnels,- Fruit-  Drops,.Toasted *!arshoial'.������������������������������������w\ French Createsrft-ipiT^al  to your address for ..'..   .%.>.". i'1,.S:. VV.W.OC1  Pewraf Bars, Maple Watattt. Ice Cream. Pineapple  g������������������������������������d Pecaa.Nift; all    5c bar  . p; Co. big mixtures; choice assortment; hard-boiled  jmdtes, French Creams and Gum props .. ...30p lb  ^iverpownd boxes  .-..-..".. .���������������������������.:--...-.���������������������������> :........ ;$J.4Q  2xtra Choice Toasted Mtrshnfallows .. .. .40c lb  hildren's Assorted Candy Sticks; Putter Sootcb, An-   12c per dozen  .' Mr. ffetwy. p. Thow������������������on will thisVweelc resign  his poaiUani^as" chi������������������irm������������������n of lhe Qan������������������*da PojwJ  Poard, nhd this will bring to 9 cfo������������������e this war-ti^e  department of the pominion 'government, ifo.  Thomson, made "a success.in.the position as differ  tor, of. the fpod control. Ope of ffte last acts qf  the food board was to issue'a'hoo|c|et on how |o  make the most use of the potato. |t is a booklet niseetf and assorted suckers  filled with valuable information on potato dishes  ton the table. Undoubtedly it was published primarily to encourage more potato-ealing as it is  now heccssnry, ill lhcJ fact of Canada's big potato-yield Ibis year,, which must bc eaten up.  Thcl/cturns already published showed thc tohj  area planted to field potatoes lhis year was 735,-.  192, as compared to 656,958 acres in 1917, both  years establishing records. The estimated yield  per acre for Canada this year is 1431/o bushels, as  comjiareel to X21V2 _hushels_ Jast year.    Thc total  *t^"  XUAS SPECIAL  ' o3>1  1-lbibox .H. B. Co. Lu*torajChocolates������������������ J^rlb box, tt: JBJ  CoJJ MaraJschino Cherriea, 2-lb box H. B., CaS: Snowl  Scene Choeolatea; mailed to your addren* for. .y-fS.OQ-j  BIG STQCf XAJ4S STOCKINGS  ��������������������������� ��������������������������� 1 # i ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������, ���������������������������, ���������������������������  25c and "'WM  WAS TWBMWS ASSQRTliQ CAWIES  ���������������������������-.  WASCR4CW8S .v.  'I'f.r     V*'  "1m  .65c to $1.25 box]  ������������������i������������������������������������woqwf5s  Pverythinf yop w������������������|.- ifaVe np ������������������n order for .$JQ.(MM  r over and veyw?.||, p������������������y freirtl char#es.  All candies $n'thw.ndvwl������������������w������������������������������������it. nwul an4 express  barges paid-  Ordfr-early IP ensure prompt delivery.  Call and see owr b������������������f assortment Xm������������������s China, Clnst  rare and other wsefwl Xm������������������s Gifts. V    .  PAT COMPANY  Mail Order Department If. vernon, P .c.     British Columbia intepior sjoftfi  Qapadian food Control License No. 8-2t018.  estimated yield of potatoes for 1918 is 105,579,700  bushels, as compared with 79,892.000 bushels last  year. Thc yield for 1918 is the highest on record.  It is up to us to cat those potatoes. Please: pass  thc Murphys.  %  A VEXED QUESTION  Should children have meat? Il is a vexed  question. Food experts hold firmly to the statement that meat should not bc given to children  under seven years of age. The food properties to  be found in meat can be secured for children "in  bread, milk, eggs, green vegetables and fish.  These foods a^e good for them, whereas, we are  told, money spent in "meat for children is unwisely: spent. This sounds very well. But is it not a  fact that the same food properties to be found'in  bread, milk, eggs, green vegetables and fish, for  children, can be found in them for adults? And,  if it is a matter of food conservation and thrift,  -\vhv-confine-the restriction to children?  "���������������������������^^s* '  FEWER SETTLERS  IT IS UP TO US, MR. BUSINESSMAN  Wc were lold the othcr day on approaching a  merchant wilh thc idea of getting him to liven up  a bit wilh sonic Christmas advertising, that he  did not think il would pay to advertise just now:  ���������������������������thai liie way lo hc "safe" in business was to cut  down expenses and wait.    Wc did not reply to 2 others.  There were 300 fewer settlers from the United  States to Western Canada for the week ending  Nov. 19th this ycr.r than came in during thc corresponding week last year. This year the number  was 219 persons, with $318,009 in cash, while  last year, for the same week, it was 519 persons  wilh -$87,970 cash and $43,076 effects. The nationalities of those entering were: British, 3; Canadian. 7; American, 193; Scandinavian, 14; ancl  When You're Bald  ^fl���������������������������would=-pl>~you=-with=a=questionf=-;  If you'll list attentively.  A distressing apprehension  Oft, of late, creeps over me.  When the   ilies   a   few   more summers  O'er   your   scraggly   pate   have  crawled  Will  she  answer  then  your  summons;  Will she love when you are bald?  Nf'WPOOHS  Complete itocju   of  A4aras& Patrician  in   Community  Pl&te  Buy siiigle pieces or a  quantity.    Also in Cabinets.  For   Xmas  Gifts.      ���������������������������   ���������������������������������������������  Write or call for our handsome  Calender free for asking  C. J. WHITEN  Okanagan's Jeweller  VERNON,  B C.  JUST AWUVEP AT  A^otfs Drug Store  A Daughter of the Land    Gene S. Porter  Calvary Alley. Alice Hegan Rice  The Skyridcr. B. M. Bower  Great Heart Ethel M. Dell  Prophet of Berkeley Square.  R. Hichens  ^. ���������������������������   ������������������������������������        t      ^ ������������������    , Booth  The Magnificent Andersons Tarki���������������������������gton  Romance ol Western Canada.  MacBeth  The Young Diana. Marie Corcelli  ���������������������������.    ,   A, ,   r. ��������������������������� Mrs Hunipherv  Elizabeth's Campaign.   War(]  The City of Masks.      Bar McCutcheson  Dcre  Mable, Love Letters of A.  Rookie  Another   new   business  made  its,  appearance in Kelowna this week ;J  \vh ejwJM r.-.Tas._-InBlis__openctl_his,  store  on  Waler street. . Mr. Jnglis  Is styling his business as the B.CV  Daylight   Co.,   agency   for  British il  Columbia from the Daylight Mantle J  Lamp Co.   He has installed a large J  number  of  these  lamps here  and.T  is   arranging .branch   agencies   inj'l  practically every  city  in the pro-M  vince.���������������������������Kelowna Courier.  po youk    rrT~a  CWWSTMAS PVYJNG PAJtm  This year, as the supplies are '|  limited.    You may be too late''  if you wait.  H.T  Canada Food Board License No. 8-98611  GENERAL  MERCHANTS       jf  Grindrod, B.O.I  o THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1918  OKANAGAN COMMONER  FRENCH IVORY  "Be sure to emphasize the EXTRA GOOD QUALITY  and the VERY REASONABLE PRICES"  Those Tvere the instructions impressed on our advertising man.  And that's what we want  4  to impress on you.  .  Our French  Ivory  De-1  partment   is   unusually    in.  teresting-replete with all the  newest things.  Such a beautiful stock of these  dainty  wares  I  came in recently.  This new shipment just rounds up this  department.    It has  placed it in excellent shape for the wonderful Christmas trade  we expect in it,  Choosing time is at its best right  now when  nothing worth  while is missing from' tbe display.  COMBS, BRUSHES, MIRRORS, BOXES,  BOTTLES and everything in French Ivory  that will appeal to the fair sex.  If,anyone  should ask you, "What would you  like for  Christmas?"   suggest FRENCH IVORY.  ADDITIONAL LOCALS  <  . ���������������������������  "Don't look  a  Christmas  gift in  the price-tag."  ...      , j* .  Mr.   Alex   Green   is   visiting   the  southern end of the Valley.  Save at least half your cheerfulness for the folk at home.  r. X  Dainty., gifts  for Xmas  shoppers  at Mrs. Bray's millinery store.  Turkeys, geese aiid chickens for  Xmas dinner, at Fred Murray's.  X  Remember,   25%    off  all   winter  hats   at   the   Armstrong    Millinery  Store.  jj  , Leave your orders for Christmas  poultry as early as.possible.    Geo.  R. Sharpe, Enderby.  X  Are you going to enjoy Xmas dinner at the King Edward?    Let iis  know in ample time.  X  -: Don't delay.    Order your turkey  in time 'to make sure of getting it.  Fred Murray, Armstrong.  X  Small quarters of beef for family  use are now to be had at reduced  prices.    G. A. Sharpe, Enderby.  X  Don't  say  you  don't  believe  in  Santa Claus, for that means you do  not believe in the best in yourself.  Have you ordered your Xmas  turkey? Better see Fred Murray  at  once  ancl  not  be  disappointed.  sr  Don't buy Bobby a drum and  then scold him for beating it. What  do you think drums are made for,  anyway?  Britain Day in States  Throughout the United Stales  Britain Day was enthusiastically  celebrated on the 9th. It was in  New York itself, however,  where the celebration was; the  most lavish. In the'evening a  mass-meeting was held in the  Hippidrome, at which messages  from King George, Mr. Balfour  and Premier Lloyd George were  read and the King's hopes that  Britain and'Amcrlca may be as  united in peace as they have  bcen in war were enthusiastically, cheered.  . Similar scenes were witnessed  at Washington when messages  from British leaders were read  at a big meeting attended by  scnators,congressmen and othcr  public men. ^ Senator McCum-  ber, the principal speaker, declared that. Americans were  proud that England was not  only thc birthplace of their  fathers but also tlie birthplace  of their own ideals.  EDISON  For Christmas  Will be your safest decision.    No finer or better Gift,  and its enjoyment will extend throughout many years.  ������������������  Bean Loaf  One cup beans, 3 .small onions,  1 tablespoon minced parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 1 cup dry .bread  crumbs, 1 tablespoon fat, 1-8 teaspoon pepper, 1 cup tomatoes.  Soak the' beans overnight; cook until tender; add crumbs, 3 onions,  which ha ve been - browned' in; the  fat,' minced parsley* salt and pepper, egg,, and tomatoes; > simmer all  down in- a little water, bried split  peas may-be used instead of''beans,  but in this case.the tomatoes should  be omitted. '������������������������������������������������������- . V-'" 'V '��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� V  TENDERS FOR CORDWOOD  Tenders will be received by the  undersigned for 30 cords 4-ft ;green  fit* cordwood, to be delivered at the  Fortune School, Enderby,-.B.fC, before March' 10th, 1919. ''��������������������������� #:.������������������'V  fore March 10th, 1919.  - Tenders will also be received tb  supply 20 cords 4-ft green birch;  wood. /V- '-: WV ?'*" -!-'.'  V AH tenders to beinby December  2lst;ioi&v~4 :   .; '777������������������:   '."/;  Hie- lowest or   any   tender pot  necessarily accepted.,  *. ��������������������������� A. C. SKALING,  ���������������������������;'Secretary Ende^y.School Jftpafflj  ���������������������������-.<-   -  JUST ARRIVED  The largeit stock of talking-machines in the valley.  Eight differetitttyUt  Come in aid get toirs  A good lelectiol of Victor RecorcU always in stock  Will tkert W a V1CTJ10U it ytirkojie tki������������������Ckri*t������������������u?  ���������������������������ss.mmmsM&'s-ss  . V '-J-.1 .-���������������������������>-*-*  II I. I'l   "*r-  ;',;V"'^-'-,V !^: ^'hV!���������������������������>:.:*;..  DIAMOND  AMBEROLA  No. 30  Finished in  Golden  Oak or Mahogany.    One  of the  most popular styles.  No needles to change.  You'll not know how easy it is to own an EDISON  until  you  have learned   of our  easy  payment  plan.   _   .  Catalogues and particulars free.  The  best  place  to  buy  your EDISON  unwcarablc  records.    4,000 to choose from.  The Hood Stationary Co.       Vernon, B. C.  Distributors of  Edison Diamond Disc and Amberolas Vernon- B. C.  Not So Wise  "Now, Harold," said the.teacher,  'if there were.eleven sheep in lhe  f.eld and six jumped the fencs, how  many would there be left?"  "None," replied Harold.  "Why, there would," said she.  "No, ma'am, there wouldn Vper-  sisted Harold. "You may know,  arithematic, but you don't know  sheep." :'  '       , , -���������������������������''*���������������������������  Don't buy. sentiment or try to  teach a sermon in your Xmas gifts.  Make your friends happy���������������������������that's  all Christinas is���������������������������a chance to make  people, 'happy.- ,���������������������������' ���������������������������-��������������������������� ��������������������������� - "i '.----i .��������������������������� ;.-��������������������������� -,   ���������������������������.-',  LAND  REGISTRY 'AC  (Section 24) -_    '  FOR SALE-^Six-room and top-  ground cellar, brick, cottage in  rear, .ofr. Walker !������������������ress.';Lbt 50 x  150: Assessed value, $1,250. Will  self, for $850 ycash. ,,.AU in good  ���������������������������astfBtoi^&sS  In. the matter of an application  for duplicate Certificate of Title  No. 6G38A, issued to Ira Charles  Jones, covering Lots- 1', 4, 6 and 7,  Block 2, Map 211a, 1st Addition  Town of Enderby..  Notice is hereby given that it is  my intention at the. .expiration of  one month from the date of'the first  publication hereof, to issue a dup-j  licate certificate of Title covering.  'the-above.larids-to- Ira C. JonesrttB^;"  less in��������������������������� the. meantime. I shall receiv*^  valid ^objection., thereto, in. writing.  Dated at ;the Land Registry OlTice,  kamloops, ac...this JHh day of f)e-  'cemberVA.D; 1918V,.  ���������������������������v.r-:'-.V'-;-cptt;>t)t]NiaAR,V,'- .  District Registrar.  -f -;>k v <���������������������������.  ���������������������������^^���������������������������^^^^^���������������������������^^���������������������������^-^  g������������������v       &        Bs.  ',   r    *3*V  -; ���������������������������  -*  ���������������������������*     71 f *'}'  ���������������������������**���������������������������&"*, ^  ^ ^ -^ -<m ���������������������������*������������������: **  -^i' <*$ *m  ^ ���������������������������*$ ^p -^ ^  -*< -*f -*  ^  **Q  t  ":.: ."..-���������������������������'  ���������������������������^^���������������������������^���������������������������^^-^^���������������������������^^-^^|-^^-^*^^^^*^^^-^l'l(^^^l^^^^l'^^~~]  S.7 1 ''���������������������������\^j-'fcv>--^A-.-/j  'r    1*     r'n  ������������������'     . '      ���������������������������*      .   \- '    rt ?     * ^        ' . >1     \  ���������������������������*>:-v'-.'.'."':f -^      .'.���������������������������''������������������-->i ���������������������������;  . I   >..������������������.    ���������������������������("/''~  .������������������������������������������������������'���������������������������-1  "/.;. xx-  * -  s\Wen4\ntf io your  Vou Will'W������������������*ve ������������������l*t%r$er Choice  AU the latest in men's ties at 75c, 85c an4 fl-15  Jeep's sills knitted scarfs in beautiful colors at 5.0Q  Jaeger's    white   wool   Jcnitte^  scarfs at   3.5Q  7  sino  Men's lined mitts at 85c, 1.30, M5, i.50, 1,60, 1,80,  An4 the one fingerecj trench mitt at....: 245  Pullovers at   85c, 1.15 ancj 1,40  Boys' lined gloves at .......... 1.10 and 1.30  A consideration of importance this season has heen  to secure good woolens. Oar clothing embodies all  *��������������������������� - ���������������������������  that's best in material, style and workmanship  uw,  fr  Men's suits $15, 18.50, 25.00, 27.00 32.00 and 42.00  Boys' suits from :6.50 to 15.00  Boys' overcoats from 4.50.    Reefers, all wool 9.25  Boys' mackinaw coats ....... .....v $9.50, $10. and $11  D. RENAULT m\ Co.,  ARMSTRONG  iniiTiwmnat  caiii^iiaaaggai  li^HJll^iTHi^lT������������������^ K OKANAGAN   COMMONER  ��������������������������� -jf-  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1918  . . 45 to $ 1 OO  j I <* the d0Ck"leaf tmd Uie nCl!1C T^vf Ir^le blind-  X ! Where the bramble and the .brush%M������������������ou stwWe d  XMAS  0  0  i  S  5  PUDDING       $1.00 each  ^  MINCEMEAT  Bulk, per lb ,,20c  Mincemeat, 2 pkts. for 35c  JUST IN  Fresh Raisins and   currants, x  Snltanns,   peel, -etc.,    whole  and shelled nuts.  ARRIVING SOON I  Jap Oranges���������������������������JNavel Oranges JJ  Bananas ��������������������������� Grape Fruit��������������������������� 5  Grapes���������������������������Sweet Potatoes, etc. JJ  I  6  ���������������������������o<  lv o'er the bank,  I   And  the pyat jerks and chatters on the tree,  o==>o<==������������������0'==>o<==>o<=>o<=>o-|j j The Place Where the Old Horse Died  fl     Cr.ii   Foot! acarel  License No. S-6337   Vj   i   ���������������������������  IV ,he liolltnv by -the pollard, ^������������������---e lhc crop is tall  I XMAS CRACKERS I;        ,"<���������������������������-.,  i  8  0  I  S  Phillips & Whitehouse  Phone 48    Armstrong  Don't put your machine up  for the winter until it has  been overhauled. Let us  look it over for you.  ford Dealer and Supplies  Eiideity. BXr  ������������������������������������A������������������Y  GA&AGB  p. C *,������������������AftY������������������ Troprtetor  FORD'^ITALER  *���������������������������*���������������������������- .���������������������������-���������������������������  Repairs to all makes ofenrs.    Pncne 22  Armstrong. PC.  SECRET SOCIETIES  J. Qt p%  Court Arm*%TQn&  Hv>. 3499  Meets 1st niul {14(*1 MrMitlny eve in hall in  DrieH Block  w. an, t. *.    m. wmv*m- *���������������������������������������������������������������  There's a fence I never pass  In the sedges and the grass,  But for very shame I turn my head aside,  While the tears come thick and hot,     ,  And my curse is on the spot  'Tis the plafie where the old horse died. ���������������������������  There's his hoof upon the chimney, there's his hide  upon the chair,  A better never bent him to the rein;    ���������������������������  Now,  for all. my love ^d  care, I've an  empty  stah  and bare;      ,*���������������������������  I shall never ride my gallant horse again!  How he laid him out at speed,  How he loved to have a lead,  Prow he snorted in his mettle and his pride!,  Not a flyer of the hunt  Was beside him in thc front,  Al the place wherc the old horse died.  Was he blown?   I hardly think it.   Did he slip,   lean-  not tell.  We had run for forty minutes in the vale,  He was reaching at his bridle; he was going strong  and well,  And hc never seemed to falter or lo fall,  Though I sometimes fancy, loo,  That his daring spirit knew  The task beyond the compass of his stride,  Yet he faced it true and brave,  And dropped into his grave  At the place wherc the old horse died.  I was up in half a minute, but hc never seemed to stir,  Though I scored him with my. rowels in the fall;  In his life he had not felt before the insult of thc spur,  And ,1 knew that it was over, once for all.  When motionless he lay .  In his cheerless bed of clay,  Pluddled up without an effort on his side.  Twas a hard and bitter stroke,  For his honest back was broke,  At the place where Jthe old horse died.  With a neigh so faint and feeble that it touched me  like a groan,  "Farewell," he seemed to murmur, "ere I die."  Then set his teeth and stretched his limbs, and so 1  stood' alone,  While the merry chase; went heedless sweeping by.  Am I womanly and weak  '  If the.tear was on my cheek o   _, ,     ,  For a brotherhood that death could thus divide?  If sickened and amazed  Through a woeful mist I gazed __y  On the place where the old horse died?  There are men both good and wise who hold tb^t ina  future state  Dumb "creatures we have cherished here hclow  Shall give us joyous greeting when we pass the goJ<Jen  gate; y ���������������������������    ..   .    i y'  Is it folly that f hope it may he so?  For never man had friend     V   ...        '  More enduring to the end. ~" .   ! ,  Truer"mate? in every turn of time and tide,       ^ '  Could I think we'd meet again , "j'v*^  It would lighten half my pain ,  At nic place where the old horse died. '"  WHEREIN THE FARMER LOSES  A.F. & A.M-  Enderby Lodge No. 40  iiegrular meetings first  Thursday on or after the  full moon at 8p. m. in Masonic Hall. Visiting  brethren cordially  invited  -Ct-H.=RBEV_ES-  Secrctary  ENDERBY   LODGE  No. 35. K. of P.  Meets every Monday evening  in Masonic Hall.   Visltoracor-  dially invited to attend.  CHAS. HAW1NS. C. C.  H. M. WALKJEB. K. U. 3  R. J.COLTAHT, ������������������r.  % ZION  frftBS'BYTERIAft CHURCH  V������������������|ji'������������������     Armstrong, B.C.  '*'    Kev. W. Stolt, Minister  All services have been   postponed  until  further   notice.  PROFESSIONAL  Among thc diseases cf economic plants there  exist some for which effective control measures  have not yet heen discovered.    Besides these are  a large number Avhere  control is' possible, but  only  after  persistent   efforts  extending  over   a  number of vears.   And, finally, there are a good  number that readily respond to measures of con-  trol.   If we take into consideration the enormous  losses resulting from plant diseases every year '  wherever farming and fruifr growing is  an in- ,  dustry of importance���������������������������as in this portion of the ,  Dominion���������������������������then  it will be realized  tliat negligence and indifference towards  tlie control of ,-  such diseases as can actually be controlled, are  causes of great national loss.  The person causing a forest fire through negligence or carelessness, renders himself liable to  prosecution and a deservedly .heavy fine, yet it is-.  rarely that the culprit himself is the loser; the;  loss is������������������ debited to the -whole., nation owning the^  forests.. In allowing plant disease to persist andv  become widely prevalent, persons are similarly  guilty of criminal negligence,.'particularly at this  time when lhc question of food is of far greater  importance lhan all thc gold in thc world.    Yet  though Canada  as a  nation is  thc prime loser  through thc cumulative effect of such waste in  production, othcr nations, now so markedly dependent upon Canada as'a source of supply for  thc necessaries of life, also suffer in consequence.  Moreover,  it  is  not  a  commercial  question  of  sharing in the. loss and thus reducing il, but one  of having to do without food which is lost by negligent members of a community.  Grain rust causes annually millions of dollars  loss. This can only be reduced by certain safety  measures, but cannot so far bc controlled. But  thc same grain that has escaped the mst is yet  very seriously reduced in yield by sinut diseases.  In some years smut, quite apart from rust, has  caused losses amounting to more than $20,000,-  000 in Canada alone. Smut of grain is a disease  that is easily controlled by the very simple and  highly effective means "of, seed treatment. Either  from ignorance or froin negligence, smut is still  widely prevalent. Only this year were received  reports of smut effecting one field up to 80 per  cent and more. Another example of a~ disease  causing sevens damage, but wliich may bereadily  controlled, is Late Blight of potatoes.. Hie losses  from Late Blight and the rot it causes among  stored potatoes amount to several million dollars,  per annum J f On the question-of disease control,  valuable information has already becn published  by the Dominion Experimental Farms, but farmers are urgeed to refer thein problems more freely  to experts at the Farm, from whom they will receive the best attention.    ,       ..."', \-: ;'.  MANTLE  tJI  Leaders of the  World in ftientle  Oil Lighting  DAYLITE  OIL, LAMP  Note Prices  Complete with Shade  $I2.00  Without Shade  $10.00  THE IDEAL LAMP FOR THE HOME  Its beauty and its utility will appeal to you. It is 23 inches high over all, and  the mantle is 12 inches above the table. Reservoir holds about onc and a half quarts  of oil. It gives a pure, white light, with no noise, no odor, no smoke and is easy to  operate. u       *'. ��������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ... ���������������������������    .  Burns Coal Oil. No Pumping of Air. Safe. Can't Explode.  ''��������������������������� r '"���������������������������.:'''������������������������������������������������������.���������������������������  No expensive parts to replace, and mantles should last six months or longer  with ordinary care. We guarantee youentire satisfaction. Send for the lamp today, enclosing purchase price. Use it in yonr own home. If you are not entirely  satisfied, return thc lamp within 10 days and we will promptly refund your money  without question.  We Sell Our Lamps Direct and Save You Dealers' Profits  Our direct selling plan saves you two or three dollars   on each'lamp  and our       '  money back   guarantee gives you  full protection1.    You run no risks whatsoever.  Send in your order   today  as  prices may advance.   No dealers or agents.   Order  direct from '  B.C. DAYLITE Co., P.O.116, Kelowna, B. C.  Distributors for B. C. and Yukon  EUBOPE MUST PE FEP  A  C. SKALING, B. A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  INSURANCE  Belt. Blk. Enderby. B.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 (52 Salmon Arm, B.C.  Jas. S. Dickson  Real Estate: and Insurance  I^ist your Properties and Houses.  Famine nnd pestilence of unprecedented proportions arc possibilities, (.'ccUircs the con ser va-  tiw"M^ntmrl=StorinnurcciiloriaHvhiclHs-quotc(l  with approval by thc Boston Transcript, and  fairly expresses thc main current of American  opinion. A special cable to thc New York Times  bears confirmation in thc news that "thc flow of  refugees from Russia continues," and that "Petrograd is actually starving at present. Bread costs  about $8 a pound." From Germany foreign  Secretary Solf cables Secretary Lansing: "As  there is a pressing danger of famine, thc Gcrman  government is particularly,anxious for the peace  negotiations to begin immediately." Even France,  no doubt because she chose that available slipping should bring American soldiers and arms  rather than food, is suffering acutely. According  to a member of the American Food Administration, the time has come for (dispelling the popular  impression that food is plentiful in France. . All  through the country districts not included in the  battle zone, practically the only food which any  onc can afford is bread.  Putting the clanger into a nutshell. The Wall  Street Journal asks whether Cer.hvd Europe shall  havc "bread or Bolshcvikism?" This strong exponent ol* a firm social order ir- ef ihe opinion  that ."wc must recognize the fact-that hunger  breeds anarchy, and that the most effective  weapon againsl Bolshcvikism is a loaf of bread."  Victory lias 'made the Allied peoples, "through  Iheir governments," in*the opinion of thc Montreal Star, "responsible for world conditions,"  and Food Administrator Hoover declares that  "the specter of famine abroad now haunts thc  abundance of our tables at homc."  ; V;^y-,O.NENESS OF PURPOSE  -    - va-Maw *���������������������������**���������������������������-���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  The idea or the league of Nations is''fye- substitution in international relyitions of/co-opcra*  tion lor a pinetitioo. That idea should be tct  flectc<J in the ndw political spirit of peoples ancl  we believe vil will be in tbe coming' election,'fo  Great Pritafo. Statesmen and politicians are  what they are. ajije fo accomplish, ft is tlVe spirit  of the people that enables them, tpl^o. anything,  and it is that upon whicb till ultimate pojicio* depend. Tbe people of PrUata arc heartily sick of  party strife. So are tlie people of Canada TJ������������������e  day of the "politicians," in the significance in  which the term is known in this land* if it has  not passed is swiftly passing, just as in JTngland  thc school known as Manchester liberalism wilj  soon be only in memory. ~ The new spirit of the  peoples everywhere is demanding a lasting settlement of all matters that have remained iu dispute  and thcy want that settlement to be based on  ���������������������������truthmnd=-justicei���������������������������Thc=day-is-coming^wrhcn-poli-  tics, so far as that phrase is used to define the  lines of demarcation between contentious factions, will be no more. Jn i' * place lies the opportunity of building up national and international  co-operation and substituting for party division a  oneness of purpose to achio'.. the highest destiny.���������������������������Victoria Colonist.  -������������������������������������������������������r-ir  j.ossfs py supmawnes  According to a statement by Sir Eric Gcddcs,  First Lord of the Admiralty, there were 5,622  British ships sunk by submarines during the  war. Of these 2,475 were sunk with their crews,  and 3,147 were sunk and tbeir crews left adrift.  Fislung vessels to the number of 670 were lost  during the period of hostilities, and the merchant  marine service suffered casualties exceeding 15,-  000 men. During the same period vessels totalling 10,849,527 tons were constructed and enemy  tonnage totalling 2,392,675 was captured, making  a net loss of tonnage during the war of 1,811,584.  'The world's total losses of merchant tonnage  from the beginning of the war to the end of  October, 1918, by enemy action and marine risk  was 15,053,786 gross tons,, according to an official  announcement recently made.  An advertiser who keeps constantly using a  conservative space is a greater credit to the columns of a newspaper and to the community than  thc     "up-like-a-skyrocket-and-down-likc-a-stick"  type. .     I.**  o  TTJi_______-\m%^^^^^^ S^-HV  florn^^-^���������������������������"  ^Stak������������������-  ?o������������������i  ���������������������������:,/ i'7 --'C.  QxTioe.  ^mp^^^^Bo, Mptnrt Mtamr. to������������������MUableandaeccrmtelCark������������������t  Xw^^VLevort and prica t���������������������������U iwoad at avary ehaas* in the Far Market.  _.     It U aomathinit more than BMfaly ~aotnathiactore*d."ltU theadvis-  ro������������������. friend and aign mat to the ri������������������bt ro*d to reliable market information  and accurate market quotation*.   ***%������������������ MhrflKt ���������������������������Heanr" to received by  traodMda ot thooaandt of iiaimia and Fur ahippera all-over North  Anarlca.  Never ������������������u a aerioaa miMtaUmenta of facta pabliahed in  HK* MMMtl *Mmw" mad this character of aeraacy and reliability  ha* damotiAtratadthat toeh lafenaatton It atpolately aejential to the  aueeaaafol teaepar and Fur aUpfiar.   Yoa ahoald read ~9t������������������ fcljahrr!  MmUUN"���������������������������** want yoor name oo oar malHncliet.   . .  rttttmlmm AU~ Cmmjmm MOW-mmJMmU H-AT ONCE  Tlie success pr failure of *a Creamery defends *  largely dh'tliWattfQunt of -_Wiifttpr Crea^ |1^ c^U^  secured.   . V      ���������������������������      ���������������������������      ��������������������������� / ,  :... :;-T:VWe bave liiade ^ success of th^Creattt^ iter,  ing the Summer and if we cari,othis quirting ^ltitct, ,  ieep'tip'theoutput success is fissured. v: :  Our  Pirectors  appeal to you as ^patronifp  take advantage of tbe high prices which mm be pm$  (or butterfat'!^nng\tie:?oaip^g.wwt-T-; ������������������**? ^?*  paratipps now for winter cj^eani.   ; s ���������������������������  ;V''  ���������������������������tf Qnr pirectors also appeal" to the small producer to continwe patronage even though the amount  hesmaU- 'A large number of small producers can  hjelp ontthe output to a wonderful extent.  Haiflwm in w rftrnm W  t  Arm������������������tronq-PK������������������nafl������������������n \-*\\\\  Compuny Umltort  AUCTION   SAMS   OF   C������������������TV   I^OTS  Postponed on account of epidemic of  Spanish Jnflnenzi*  Wat* for tW* Imports Sn}^ a Wttl^ M*r  Auctioneer ������������������������������������4 Mve Stock S������������������|ew������������������n  KING EDWARD  , A-name thatlstancls for the best in hotel service  King Edward Hotel,      L������������������u���������������������������KPHY     Enderbf THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1918  OKANAGAN  COMMONER  END OF DOWNING STREET RULE  "SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN"  IV. SAUDER CO.  Corner Schubert St. and Railway  Ave.  Box 217 Phone 341  VERNON, B. C.  The prices- of shoes have soared and will  go.sliiniigher, buy now". Ladies come  in and see that High Cut Chocolate Tan  boot with either Neolin or leather soles,  vou will like it. Rubbers like shbes,need  tb,be bestquidity, we on y handle the  best. .  Repair* of all description done  '���������������������������'j.'t PARKS  Jh������������������ H*ro������������������ of th������������������ Soli4 Leather  Shoe      ���������������������������?������������������=*...-  !!f4AT.tfASS������������������NJ  ;; Auctioneered J-ivestocJc;  1\ Salesman  I; A^MSTPONG    PC.:  < '        I have   a  wide  acquaintance  < ������������������  amongst,' buyers.'     Consult    me_:  J J   whep yon want to   foold' a  sale  * J  Also send me particular* of \ i������������������  <' surplus stock vou wish to dispose J  \\ of, ;  it  ^������������������������������������������������������hC.������������������0������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^  A significant news dispatch wais sent from  London a few days ago in relation to'Premier  Borden's determined fight for a seat in the Peace  Conference. In an interview in the London Express, the item stated, the Canadian Premier said  that it was unthinkable that the Colonies should  not be represented at the peace table, and the Express, added tlie remark editorially that toward  the end of the war the enemy had good reason to  believe that the Canadian and Australian units  were waging a war quite independent of? the Imperial forces, and concluded with the remark  that the presence of Canadian/and Australian representatives at the peace table would mark the  end of Downing Street rule."  What is this Downing; Street rule?  Perhaps it is well to go back in history and refresh our memories as to Downing Street. This  street was named after Sir George Downing, a  man who, tlie Encyclopedia Britardea tells us,  was "of great political and diplomatic ability, but  his talents were rarely employed for the advantage of his country, and his character was marked  by all the mean vices, treachery, avarice, servility  and ingratitude."    (  It is strange- how these vices������������������havc clung to thc  men who are referred to as the Downing Street  rulers. In his book on "Italy, France and Britain  at War," H. G. Wells writes of this "Inner Britain,' 'official Britain' . . . which monopolises  official positions^ administration and honors in  thc entire British Empire, dominates thc court,  and, typically, is spurred and red-tabbed." This  "Inner Britain," he tells us, "holds tenaciously to  its positions of advantage, from which it is difficult to dislodge it without upsetting tlie whole  empire, and it insists upon treating the rest of  the four "hundred millions who constitute that  empire as outsiders, foreigners, subject races  and suspected persons."  Mr. Wells explains that this "Inner Britain"  does not represent that "Greater Britain" which  isjn perpetual conflict with official Britain; that  it is the "Greater Britain" today coming into its  own, the Britain of the great effort, the Britain  of the smoking factories, the Britain of the men  and subalterns of the new armies, the Britain  tliat.invents and thinks and achieves and stands  now between German imperialism and the empire cf the world���������������������������the Britain of which Lloyd  George is a type." .This Downing Street Britain,  so Mr. Wells says, "is still wearing spurs in Ireland,- they are wearing them in India, and the age  of spurs is passed.- This "Inner Britain;" he; adds,  has. "no gratitude for tacit help, no, spirit bfmtel-  ligent serviovand no sense of fair play to the outsider. Thc latter deficiency indeed they call esprit  de corps and prize it as if it were a noble quality."  It is imperative, says Sir, Robert Borden, that  Canada should be represented at the peace table.  And Mr. Wells says it is imperative that tlie colonial opsei^er "shouW distinguish, between this  narrow, older official Pritain ancl the greater,  newer Pritain that struggles to free itself from  the entanglement of a system 6utgr*>wn.":,  He was a'little chap, past seven, not yet eight.  No doubt he would nave been better off in bed,  but curfew had not yet rung, and with other boys  as old or older, he was gyrating the streets seek-i  ing mischief.    They passed a  church  where  a|  prayer meeting was in progress.    A hymn was  being sung.0   The boy past seven going on eight  pushed his nose into the church door and piped  up; "It sounds fine; sing the whole cheese."    Of  course, it was real rude of him.   But God didn't  seem to mind it.    However, Uiose hot of head  and fenvent in spirit, sallied forth and gave chase.  The boys were the nimblest of foot and made an  easy  get-away.      On   Saturday   the  youngsters  guilty of the a\vful crime were summoned ���������������������������with  their parents to the City Hall and there the laws  of the Medes and Persians were laid down.    It  was not a court case; it was not a church hearing.  It was intended to be a heart-to-heart talk to the  boys and  their parents by  the faithful whose  prayer-meeting  peace   of   mind   had   been   disturbed by the young sevcn-ycarrold gaffer going  on eight poking his nose in thc church door and  saying  the hymn  sounded  fine  and   suggesting  that they sing thc whole cheese.   That is what it  was intended  to bc.    But you know how these  things go.   There is something about the plans of  mice and men that expresses it.   Well everything  went along in apple-pie order until it was time  pass thc cheese.    Then something happened.  C. F. P. License No. 9-3409  7/on haven't tried our hams  and  bacon you  have    not had  the best  Geo. R. Sharpe  Wholesale and Retail Butcher  Enderby  | PAY CASH for POULTRY  and EGGS  Shipments solicited whether  large or small. Remittance  made on day of receipt of goods  at prevailing market prices.  A. E SAGE      Armstrong. B.C.  A>������������������pW3CfATP TfW WfWT  Prvtish newspapers in publishing fnll reports  of president Wilson's address to Congress, point  out the Pritish public's ever-growing appreciation  of what American soldiers and the people as a  wliole have,done in the war. ' \  "We will aslv tlW Americans to Jietfeve' that the  Allies regard the coming of President Wilson in  tlie same spirit in wliich they regarded the immense war effort of the United States,-and its  decisive contribution in armed forces to the common victory," says tlie Tunes. "If it he a sac-  rifice^for-the^American^people^that-tlieir^Presi-  dent sliould come, it. is a sacrifice wliich the  European popjes deeply appreciate"  The Morning Post says: "The President's address bore witness to the great achievement of  the American army, and to the hardly less notable accomplishment of those at home who supported the army. The Americans in the field  were able at a critical moment to strike a blow  which, in consonance with Marshal Foch's great  plan of campaign, fulfilled thc allotted task of  thc American forces at St. Mihiel and Chateau-  Thierry. Thc presence of many thousands of the  United States army in tliis counlry has brought  lhc two nalions inlo cordial relations, which wc  cannot but believe will nol again bc clouded with  misunderstanding.  CO-OPERATION OR COMPETITION?  According to our politicians, England is. going  into the Peace Conference dead set against any  argument which may be adduced in favor of  Britain giving up onc iota of hcr mastery of thc  seas. We arc told that thcrc must be "hands off"  with regard to the British navy. But if all nations  are to cling "to their pet hobby of supremacy, how  is the world to reach that "perfect peace" we  have been told is possible only through co-operation? What is to become of the League of Nations idea? How is it to be achieved if we are  not prepared to give and take, in practice as well  as in theory?  to  Parents had been instructed how toycontrol their  boysj and sentence had been passed that for the  sirs committed thc boys should "be forced to go  to Sunday school every Sunday for six months.  Here one of thc parents suggested that it came  with poor grace for the spokesman to set out to  instruct parents how to control boys when  he, the spokesman, couldn't control his own temper. The fat was in thc fire at once. Another  parent said something, about somebody giving a  boy*a black "eye at the public school. The lie was  passed! Then the lie compounded, with adjectives that we wouldn't care to print. Then a blow  was struk; then two blows. ,Thcn Constable  Bailey stepped in between the hot heads and  stopped the fracas. Aiid the boys have been  wondering ever since how many Sunday school  lessons they would have to take to teach them  to scrap and talk like that. Put of it all, two  complaints have been sworn, out���������������������������one against the  boys, and the other against one of the parents.  These will be heard before Magistrate Rosoman  next Saturday afternoon, And all because a little  gaffer,, seyen-gbihg-on-eight, poked his'nose in  the church door and-yelled: "It sound fine; sing  the whole cheese!" Perhaps they were afraid God  might think he meant Uniberger cheese!  AFTER WAB, PBSTJLFNCE  IVfen can declare an armistice in a man-made  war wlien they feel tbey have, bad enough of it,  but pestilence and famine are not so easily satis-  fled. Accprding to reports to JiancJ ,the death rate  nv England from the effect of. Spanish influenza,  is 5408 per weekv Pwing the past six weejes  more thanr 32,000 people have/ succumbed to the  malady. What is true of phglawj is, prohahly  true of every European nation, in'proportion to  population. From.300,000 to 35O,0P0; are said to  baye deld in the .United States from this fatal  disease. And the end is not yet in any of the  countries afflicted, our own included.  / PBPPAPJSR FOB PUSJNJSSfc  Striking evidence of the preparedness of the  United States government to enter into peace negotiations was given when it- was made known  after=tlie-George=-Wasbington^sailed^for-PuropG-  that twenty-three members of the President's  party were experts who have made a year's study  of political and economic J conditions in Europe  and Asia.  The details of thc investigation which these experts havc been conducting under thc direction  of Col. E. M. House, have been kept secret. The  investigation, it is stated, look the form of "A  fact study conducted in a" scientific spirit by specialists and scholars, both American and irom  various European countries affected hy thc war,"  and "in order lo give high value to any statement  of fact, the inquiry has been entirely independent  of any political hypothesis." During its progress  every important nationality of Europe- and Wcstr  crn Asia sent rcprescn la lives lo Washington for a  conference with the commission, ancl numerous  secret documents, together wilh lhc texts of'  treaties signed during thc war, which never havc  hccn published in full, were assembled. In its  final stages the inquiry was centred cn territorial matters, and thc members going abroad  with thc President, with thc exception of representatives of thc State Department, arc territorial specialists.  Men have ceased to separate the secular from  the sacred That is sacred which serves. We  benefit ourselves only as we benefit others.       \  ���������������������������***                  ^ESTABLISHED  .. l������������������7g^^  y'  BANK, OF HAMILTON  RECORD OF PROGRESS FOR FIVE0 YEARS, TAKEN  FROM   GOVERNMENT   STATEMENT  AS  OF OCTOBER 31st  Deposits            Loans      Total Assets  1913       $35,664,000    $29,590,000    846,171,000  1914      33,780,000      31,284,000      44,832.000  "' 1915      36,124,000      31,265,000      46,937,000  1916 ;���������������������������; ..      45,830,000      3^,960,000"" 57,266,000  1917  .     55,758,000      34,111,000      68,594,000  1918   v. .     60,614,000      46,114,000      74,554,000  ' , J. P., BELL, General Manager :  111  ^ARMSTRONG BRANCH  H. L. Paynter. '���������������������������'���������������������������  .                         ,           ;            -                \        -...--,      .-..���������������������������....<':.         .. ������������������  Don't expect too much in flu   times and you  will not be disappointed.  The Invisible Operator  You enter a store���������������������������the Clerks are  all busy���������������������������as most of them are in  Independent City nowadays. You  wait���������������������������there are things to look at���������������������������  perhaps a friend to greet. You do.  not demand that the Clerks drop  everything instantly and wait on  you. You expect to await your turn  ���������������������������it is customary-  Are you as patient while wailing  your turn at the telephone as you  are while waiting it in the store?  As patient as you are while you  wait for the train, or while you  stand in line at the ticket window?  'The telephone operator is invisible.- Just at the moment you call  she'probably has a score or.more-  of. other "customers" also* demanding her attention. ' But you cannot  _ see them���������������������������thcy are separated; perhaps, by miles.- You do not see her  nimble fingers flying to "make a  dozen or so connections on" the  switchboard before her. You do  ' not see the many little signals  Hashing at that minute before her.  To vou at the telephone, she is just  a voice.  "Won't you think it over, please.  A* Cfristm** Gifts  PUT a War-Saving* Stamp fovM-QQ **4  affix ft $o ipace No.-.iypf.ftt Certificate  that wiU'be given yon;' fiirin tfw  pttme of the one to whom you wi������������������h to woke thit Chriit������������������  nw������������������Gift���������������������������the won cjeeirabie of QifWr for ftjhay wety  mark ihe commencement of feabita of Thrift, the  ���������������������������teppiog atone to Succeee.  Tfre Certificate  'J  Jn offerfnf your mft you eouW eey? ������������������������������������������������������?������������������ yon fe������������������v������������������t  your w������������������vwg������������������ Ttgwrly |������������������ Ww-Sevingt ptampi, y&U  wiU ������������������oon t%\\ tbu certificate, which hecomee C������������������}M4*'f  pledge to p������������������y you f 50 ou the ftr������������������t <Jay of J92V'' :_~S7  ���������������������������'With every 25 cent* you wve you can buy a TWTFT ,  Stamp. 16 of which oa a Thrift Car4 will \* C������������������cfc������������������agfld  "An excellent Investment for small  savings; and a strong incentive f>  fvery-day economy."   ^IRSTHOMASSamLTE,  Minister of Finance  FOR SAJ.8 AT  Money-Order Post Offices, Bank* am}  Wherever the W.-S.S sign is displayed.  i  1   M  ������������������������������������������������������-���������������������������'   ���������������������������Y-il  tf  .'  WANT������������������P  Forty tie makers. Winter's  work for satisfactory men.  Good timber, and good camp  accommodations. Apply  JACK PINE FUEL  Lochearn, Alberta .������������������������������������  OKANAGAN   COMMONER  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1918  S]CECEHBCfckJEEE&  OX  V  ������������������>������������������ =xvc=>o<  ) >o<  >o������������������:  O'  ���������������������������o<  ><)���������������������������  Remember--  This season's holiday gift 'Jjas  got to be useful Look over the  following list and mark off what  you want.  FOR DAD  Table Lamps  Corks trews  Guns and rifles  Hunting knives  Pocket knives  Thermos bottles  Fishing tackle  Flash lights  Thermometers  Tool chests  Shaving'sets  Alarm clocks  Ingersoil watches  | FOR BOYS & GIRLS  ��������������������������� Velocipedes  Express wagons  Wh eel ba rrows  Sleds  Roller skates  Ice skates  Watches  Compasses  Tool chests  Pocket knives  Foot balls  Base balls  FOR MOTHER  Scissors  Bird cages  Nut jsets  Salt & pepper sets  Casseroles  Thermos.bottles  Silver chests  Chafing* chests  Crumb Scrapers  Bean Pots  Range rs  Wash's* 'machines  Filterers  Serving- trays  Scales  Electric toasters  Percolators  Alcohol Stoves  Electric irons  Foot warmers  Food choppers  Roasters  Carpet sweepers  Aluminum ware  Chinaware  12 Mora Days Until Christmas I  IOR BIG BROTHER   FOR BIG SISTER  Bicycles' Tennis Raquets  Base ball g odds Scissors  rj."inn Is 'ftoquets Pocket knives  lilies and guns Chinaware  Flasftjjglrts Skates  New Suitings���������������������������Just arrived, Several pieces tweeds, very fine suiting weight, diagonal weave, brown,  khaki and grey  $3.50  Dress Goods���������������������������Very special quality, of crepe, volour. very new  wool dress goods in elephant grey,  Russian Old Rose and Navy per  yd; $2.25  fj Coatings���������������������������Covert cloths,   beauti-  o ful qualities,   40  ins.   wide,   good  (| weight in   three  shades  of  grey,  c per yd    ������������������2.25  Ladies' Handkerchiefs,   b'oxos   or  singly. All prices.  The High Cost of Living  npHERE was an Husbandman. And he spake to  the Grocer, and he boasted, and he said, Behold,  I have sold my wheat at the government price, and  believe uie, it was some price. Yea, and I got Eight,  y-three for my Oats, and One Twenty-seven for my  Corn. Ahd he was very proud of what he supposed  he had done.  And he spake to the orrocer, and said, Give me  a  Package ol Oatmeal, aud behold here is a Dime.  .. And the Grocer said, The Oatmeal which was ouco  a Dime is now Fifteen Cents.  And the Husbandman said, It is an Outrage; I will  not pay it. Give me a Breakfast food made of Wheat.  Aud the Grocer said,  that will cost thee more.  Aud he said. Let mo have some Corn Flakes.  And the Grocer said, That also is also Fifteen  Cents.'  Aud the Husbandman said, The Grocers are.Rob-  b^fi, and the Millers are Thugs; and they are in a  Conspiracy to Rob the poor" Farmer.  And he was wroth,  and he departed.  Do your shopping in the morn-  ingt   if   Possible  you better service.  we   can give  XMAS GROCERY BULLETIN  We -will have   a    full    stock   of Japanese    oranges,   navel  .oranges and grape fruit by Tuesday,  17th  New nuts'now in���������������������������California walnuts, ''Brazils Filberts and  Almond, also shelled Almond and Walnuts  Almond paste;  1 pound   tins." ���������������������������. $.75  Snnriiaid Raisins,  2 pkts. for -..���������������������������������������������....   $.35  New Peels,   Lemon,  Orange and Citren.  Christies Fruit cakes and Pudding in 1   pound tins.  Wethcy's Mincemeat in packages.  Cap   and Scarf   Sets���������������������������Beautiful  quality of wool in Kelly green, or  Kelly and  white,  makes and excellent Christmas Gift at ........-:    $5.25 and 5.75 a set.  Ladies' Real Leather and leatherette purses, all new shapes    $1.25  to 4.00  Ladies' washable Cape gloves, very  heavy quality, ver pr .". 3.00  Ladies' heavy wool lined driving  glovos, very soft and ,pliable Mocha, per pr.    $2.75  Men's Neckwear���������������������������All the newest .patterns and styles, a small  quality only   85c  and' 1,00  We have arranged special  facilities for holding parcels  until just before Christmas-Buy  now���������������������������We will hole you parcels.  >co,  0  I  fi  II  3  ���������������������������0  o  i  IJ    The Big Store  Foreman  Armstrong, B.C.  i  S  (J  W  0  *���������������������������*"*  W  fl  5  W  A  i  5  8  Can. Food ControlLlcens  No. S-22,36(5  >o<  >()���������������������������  ���������������������������o<  <>������������������ x:  ii  o  n=n  applicant, without- comment, iii'a'have no doubt -he laid on the rod  Y. JM. G. A. envelope. The nfxt day for my own good as well as for 'the  the following acknowledgment was.good bf the school; and the first  received: taste   of  the   birch    certainly .had  "Dear Lord:  I've received  your some restraining effect, as I remem-  50 dollars   as   per   application   for,her it.- Most boys  can  be  argued  mini's Co. IM.  CORNER HARDWARE ARMSTRONG, fr C  PHONE 33  CUSSED ADVTS.  2c a word   first insertion; 1 c a word  thereafter.   25c minimum  3  FOR SALE���������������������������Eight strong and  healthy Yorkshire pigs, 7  weeks old. Apply to Mrs. |\  Kay. Armstrong.  Pat Casey's Prayer  An Irish soldier, after ten months  "WAITED���������������������������A  marc "or" geldingV5:7  years;   musl   be  gentle  and  good  of hap(, .|Clivc scrvice   appiied  for  Will   j>ay   cash.     J'aul   ��������������������������� . .   .  Euderby. Box 408.    71-1, furlough.    Wis request was granted,  .     .    i arid then il dawned on him that he  STHAYEO ��������������������������� Yearling      Ho stejin   luu| n0 m lo takc advantage of  branded    left   hip.      Reward    tor  ,.,,., Tr .   , Mn. f  information  leading lo  recovery. '������������������s holiday.    He wanted %100 to go  -t\.'l to Paris.  He  was   at  his  wits'  end,  there  LOST���������������������������Since   summer;   a   yearling ,)cillg n0 time lQ ,)e ]ostf when  worker  Stainer.  I'.   Mcllish,   Armslrong.  Red Polled  reward.   H.  yearling  steer; left ear cut. *;>  I iiidnw,  Knderby.71 If  WANTED���������������������������Organist for Zion Prcs-  bvlerian Church. Apply Rev. \Y.  Stott, ll. C. Armstrong or Alex  Adair. ___^__i_  HOGS WANTED���������������������������Store hogs to  fatten; weighing from 7n to 125  lbs. Applv to All'. Fowler, Pleas-  ant Valley;  phone FKOOO.        70-2  .FOR SAEE���������������������������Two pedigreed registered Merkshire sows -l months  old. $20  each. A.W.  Hunter.  70-2  FOR SALE���������������������������Three 3-year-old and  onc 1-year-old steers. In good  condition. F. W. Collin. Endcrhy. (50-2  FOR SALE���������������������������-Team .Holdings; -I and  5 vears: weight 3.000 lbs. Apnlv  Mr-Lcf.rl  A'- Thornton. fiS-2  fOR     SERVICE���������������������������Purebred     Yorkshire boar. Turner & Donaldson.  ''    T^nderbv.  "W ANTE D ��������������������������� A gi rl for gen c ra 1 j  housework. Apply, Mrs. P. H.J  Murphy, Enderby. 64-lf   I  FOR  SALE-  feed-hay.  -Quantity of green oat,  no time to be lost, .when hc  recalled his old mother's advice to  apply to the good God above in  time of trouble. So hc wrote and  posted this letter;  "Dear Lord: Here I am after  fightin' ten months in mud up to  my neck. Thc work is somewhat  unpleasant, but Ye'Il bc glad to hear  that I killed fifty Germans. Now I'm  a ilttle tired and have me furlough  all right, but I have no money left,  having spent most of what I had  for prayer books. Ask Father McCarthy if Yc don't believe me. So,  Lord, 1 ask yc, in tlie name of all  the saints for thc small sum of 100  dollars. Sure, ye'll never miss it,  and if ye send thc money I'll never  forget ye in my piaycrs.  "Pat Casky."  In due course this appeal reached  thc censor's oflice, which happened;  in this particular locality to be in  the Y. M. C. A. quarters. Thc letter  was passed around and aroused  considerable attention and discussion   and   interest,   as   Casey   was  A.L.Glen, Enderby 60-4t] known to be a brave and cheerful  lighter. Contributions were sought  and finally the sum of fifty dollars  was  raised.    This was sent to the  LOST���������������������������Buckskin horse branded T  on left hip. $10 reward if returned  to  livery  barn,   Enderby.  furlough  money,- arid   I "thank  yc.  pMay yer shadow never'grow less.  But I make so bold as to give ye a  word  of warnin'.    Send  the  n<������������������xt  j money by the K. of C.'s. Yc sent  fhe last by the Y. M. C. A. and they  nipped half of it on ye. P. Casey."  ���������������������������Whaling" Ute Boy  War has kicked over a>lot of settled customs. Among other things  the hoys in England have grown so  tough that corporal punishment is  being introduced in some of the  schools. Wheli a boy is bad, how,  they take him out and whale him  properly. Jpoes it do any good?  Sometimes f think so, but I was  very much opposed to "it some years  back, because���������������������������Oh, boy!���������������������������I certainly felt the'birch, well laid .on, on  a number of occasions, myself. At  the time I was full of resentment,  and bitterness, and a desire to "get  even" some way. Now the poor old  fellow that "lammed" me is long  dead^a nd^whenTthi nUrof "hiifriris"  in a kindly way. He had moments  when he was a good fellow, and f  m^mmm^tm^^mmm^m^^^^^mmm^^mm^mm^mma^^i^mamm^mmmm^mmmm  We Okaqagan Garage  Phone 77 Armstrong, B.C.  30A3A3  tbe Internal Workings  of your car may be in prime condition but how 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  McLaughlin and Chevrolet Cars  with, but if- a boy sees no chance  for retribution he is sometimes  likely to go a long way in enjoying  himself. However, under -this  "self-determination" clause of the  Allies I don't, see bow we can consistently undertake to interfere  with any earnest party who is try:  ing to live his life in his own way  regardless of the aid or consent of  anybody���������������������������do you?  Hand SjecU  for %b*  PoytawJ  GirJf  Exceptionally  |ow pricet  % j. woops  ������������������NP������������������*3Y, p. C.  Why not do some of ��������������������������� your  Christmas -shopping.in the evenings after tlie day's work is  done? Our store is open every  evening and you will find here  a wonderful variety of Xmas  Gifts, especially for the children  TOYS OF ALL KINDS  DOLLS, BLOCKS, GAMES ana  PICTURE BOOKS, ETC  and there are many suitable  gifts for the older people, too.  Sp&ce does not permit us to tell  you all the good things there  are, but come and sec for yourself.  The Popular Variety  Store  CLIFF ST. :-: ENDEFBY  C. F. B. License No. 10-9227.  4J  VOQH\lSQ  if  Fresji au<) .of- beat  qualify  If^Ww Growten ������������������n4*rfey, fl. C.      \  Canadian food Control License No. 8-J7J7Q.  Here ii  a   real  Christina* prwnt  for tbe My of  your borne.  Can you equal these values?  McCLARY'S    REGINA   No.   9.  6-hole    Range,    complete,    with  reservoir  and  high  closet,  only  $65 OO  McCLARY'S REGINA No. 9, 4-hole  Range, complete, with reservoir  and high closet, only ifSCJO.QO  ONLY ONE OF EACH LEFT.  OUR LINE OF HEATING STOVES AND GENERAL HARDWARE  IS THE MOST COMPLETE IN OKANAGAN. Every article  you need at lowest market prices.  Fulton Hardware Co. Ltd  ENDERBY, B.C.


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