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 Library "Legislative Assembly  tv Victoria De3M31-15  ARMSTRONG,  B.C.  ENDERBY,  B. C.  IN WHICH IS MERGED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND ARM STRONG ADVERTISER  Volume 16, No. 10; Whole Number 786  \  ARMSTRONG. B.C.. THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1919  Subscription. $2.00 per vear: 5c the codv  BOYS WELCOMED HOME  Enderby Citizens Again Turn  Out to Do Honor to the Men  Returned from Overseas  Enderby Opera House was  crowded last Thursday' evening  by citizens of Enderby and district to do honor lox lhc boys returned from England within the  past month. It w;js :i.i ������������������veiling  ci genuine eniovmcnl lo all  present.  In a short speech of welcome  to thc boys Mayor Barnes struck  a responsive note in the hcarls  of all when he said:  Il has been thc custom from  time to time lo hold these gatherings for the reception of veterans as thcy casually return  home. Those who have recently returned and are with us tonight are Lieut. G. Ferris, Spt.  Jas. Martin, Sgt. Wm. Blackburn, Pte. W. Allen, R. Airth,  P. cfiobbit,   G.   Bucknell,  Jas.  8Dale, A. Dale and H. Preston.  ���������������������������To "you veterans on behalf of  the citizens of Enderby I- tender  you a very hearty welcome ami  trust you will enjoy yourselves  in meeting old friends and acquaintances who fill this hall tonight in honor, to receive you'.  ' Speakers   and   writers   have  - rather over-done the task of  presenting the returned soldier  "as a problem.  <*. Wc parted from there friends  > of ours a little while ago, and  those who have been spared to  . come back-are returning home.  Several things have happened  since tliey.left iis, and we who  remained i have changed about  jas much; as .theJyyV But it'is as  / pleaoantf to, findf tli&Hthe^jtoys  and : men V can; .-be;, Recognized  quite easily as Jhe same persons  'who went away. .They are'not  the. new. species #at wej hear  about from Romantic recou-  structipnists. Svhb .would. ;^un(c  U would be too commonipjace  to tfeaj withevery-daypedpje,  and so hnye invented the re-  turned soldier phenomena.:;'"  No strange race of human beings have come to dwell among  us. TN returned men! are a  good deal swcli a problem as  tJiey were before tbey went \p  war, and such as those who  could not go. Tl^e average citizen wlio lias done bis 4uty at  tlie front, does.not wish mb?  exhibited as one wUo Has tost  tiis identity, and is set apart  from bis fellows. Jt is found  that he washes to get out of his  uniform as soon  as possihie,  -that-he-prefers4o-taJk-of-other.  suhjects than his experiences  overseas, that he is trying to  find a place in the life of  his old activities or enter upon  uew ones.  Most of, these men need a little time to adjust themselves  to the routine of home life.  Put most,of those who have  come through without pcrman-  or sickness, will not need to he  treated as prohlcms.  They will require no guardians. The most of them will  be more capable men than thcy  were before thcy wcnlj away.  Thc real soldier problem will bc  lhat of the invalids and dependents. This will call for sympathetic and constructive statesmanship of thc highest order.  Thc able-bodied citizen soldier  will bc less of a future problem  than the same number of immigrants who were brought in every year for the period before  thc war. Thc main problem  pfter thc invalids and dependents will bc the Canadians who  remained at homc.  I again wish to extend to thc  returned soldiers a joyous welcome, and I wrant to point out  to you citizens tliat these veterans who joined shoulder with  lhe Empire in tliis great conflict in defence of right and justice against the enemy," while  they fought for their home and  fireside* they also fought 'for  yours.  Following this talk thc Enderby orchestra rendered several selections; solos were sung  by. Miss Robinson, Mr. Kent and  Mr. Gibbs. A burlesque on Bolshevism was pul on by Messrs.  Keith, Winter, Bryant, Dickson  and Marley to the enjoyment of  all. Refreshments were served  and dancing followed.  .'\1J Enderby district proper-  tics which can be offered for re-  b rued soldier settlement may  be listed with City Clerk Rosoman.  Address of Appreciation  Mrs. W. F. Brett and Miss  Kathleen Brett left Armstrong  last Wednesday-to take up residence at Lacombe, Alberta,  where Mr. Brett has preceded  them a week or so. On Sunday,  March 16th, Mrs. Bretfwas presented , with an address from  the Methodist Sunday School  board pf teachers and officers,  telling of the appreciation on  the part of the school for Mrs.  Brett's splendid services in the  Sunday School. Regrets were ex-  prssed at her going away, ancl  bests wishes extended to her in  her future.home. The Sunday  School board gave her a New  Methodist Hymn and Tune book  |as. a snidftHtbfcen bf their regard.  Mrs* "JBrett's "class of girlsr%lso  gave her'an address of appreciation andc a gift' of silver/tear  spoons. -Mrs.'Brett was very ac-;  tive in church work, giving particular   attention., to   the   Wo-.  mpn's Missionary SocietyV She  also was elected president of the  first Epworth League organized  in connection with the, Methodist church here/ Mrs. Brett had  4; wide circle of friends in the.  community who are sorry to see  her leave Armstrong. ������������������������������������������������������ V  Marvelous Engine for Fwro  Demonstrations were made in  Armstrong this weejc.of Northern Electric power and tight  electrical appliances, particularly the kittle JJusJcy automatic  engine for-lighting the home h.v  electricity and giving a water  service equal to that of any city  o-njljvyjarm^^  to see this marvelous little engine in operation. It gives the  power for 15 to 20 lights or their  equivalent in power. It- will  pump 120 gallons of water an  hour or run the washing machine, churn, etc  It is handled hy the Okanagan  Electric people of Vcrnonrwith  C. Creed Armstrong representative.  Mothers' Circle  A very interesting meeting of  thc Mothers' Circle was held on  Friday in thc Methodist church.  Mrs. BrockAvcll gave a very helpful talk on "True Education and  How It May Be Obtained." A  discussion which followed  showed why parents and teachers' meeting would be very beneficial. Mrs. Harris favored those  present with two solos which  were very much appreciated.  Sunday dinner at the King  Edward, Enderby's popular  hotel.  Moir's chocolates at Joe's.  LAND SETTLEMENT PROJECT  FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS  Do you want to sell your farm for cash? When  Messrs. Peterson, Thomson and Clark of the  Soldiers' Settlement Board (were in ArmsJrong  on Saturday, they asked that thcy might havc. a  list of lands available for purchase. Mayor  Wrighl was asked to take charge of the matter.  He has secured thc assent of Messrs. Farr and  Groves, clerks of the municipality and city respectively, to act as receiving agents for all such  listings. Anyone who desires lo place his land  cn tliis list should state:  1. Acreage for sale.  2. Acreage under cultivation.  3. Price asked* for land and buildings.  4. What kindof farming it is most suitable  for. " -     ~^'  5. Location ancl number of lot.  The conditions of any sale will be as follows:  The returned soldier will be taken to the land  in a volunteer auto. -v / .  *  He will satisfy himself as to the desirability of ~  purchase.   If desirous of purchase,'his application  to do so will be sent in. ~   "V -        -    '  A government valuator will then be sent to see  .   that the price agreed on is fair to the returned  soldier. .     " >  When his O. K. is secured the transaction is .  ratified by the payment of the amount-in"full in" ~  cash by the Dominion Government. ���������������������������   --'_.'  Tliis cash..proposition, tlie elimination of < middlemen, and the .system of. handling? the entire7 .  business, are all;calculated to 'glve';tHe returned'  .    .      soldier a square deal while at the "same time:pre- -  sen ting a satisfactory sale'proposition to the one  who wan Is to dispose of his land."   '   v.   " '  .Fancy prices "need not be tendered. < The value  of the land, based on production, should deter-.  mine the price asked. .     <  The above summary of con-! reserve land. The most impor-  clilidns and ���������������������������' thev desirability- ofjtant points in its} favor were its-  listings -6f-property is-the^result .'ideation -as .to.-'market^a,nd;-iis  .of/the meetings^eld<at,E^ foiv " immediate  and" Armstrong 'this week ���������������������������? inpvbrking' for a', crop -this .year.-  conriecUon'witH the svdrkjofthe He asked-that a, list of-other  Returned'. Soldiers'. Repatriation! properties Tor-sale" be;sent"to/the  Commission,,attended JiyYJJVjS. Board  so, that /applicants" for  lieved the growers here were  allowing a rare opportunity to  be lost by not taking advantage  of its clomatic and other conditions. An unlimited market prevails, he ..aid, for small frii'������������������>  and vegetables for canning.  What the district should havc  was a canning factory to handle  these products. The growing  of small fruits and canning vegetables ois thc nicest profitable  side-line any farmer or dairyman, can go inlo. But these  things must bc grown in quantity to command a market.  Thc mcclMg al Armslrong on  Satnrdav m'.ernoon, held in the  city hall, was similar in purpose  to that held Friday night at Enderby. The Commissioners were  more than pleased with the por-  position submitted by the Armstrong committee with whom  the conference' was held. It was  the first concrete proposition the  commissioners,had had presented to them on their trip over  the Province and it was urged  that the Armstrong committee  at oncefile with the Repatriation Board the property listings  thcy proposed to make  SITUATION GROWS  WOJRSE  Growth of Bolshevism Alarms  All Europe and Makes Louder  the Cry for Peace  The new Hungarian Soviet  republic has formed an alliance  with the Russian Bolshevists  and declared war on the entente  Budapest  dispatches   announce.  Bolshevist forces are reported  to be moving into Hungary to  aid thc new government against  French and other allied Iroops,  which arc scattered throughout  the country.  The action of thc Karolyi  ministry in resigning and turning the country over to thc Communists is said to have resulted  from dissatisfaction with the  Allies and their proposed adjustment of the Hungarian frontiers by the peace conference..  The new cabinet has issued  the following proclamation.  "Uniting with the world's Bol- v  shevistsi we rise against the entente and imperialism and proclaim general mobilization.   All  Mayor I opponents will be, executed."- ������������������,  .    ���������������������������*-... ���������������������������*..._���������������������������_.-    r ^e  Wright wasdiosen to handle the |    The Benlih press,  from  matter     at     Armstrong   withimos| exttr^ejy radi^al_t������������������lith_e  Messrs. Stott, Britton and Buck  ley working , with him. SThe  points this committee desires to  be set out are contained in the  statements-given. JaSbye. The  main thing.now-is to get a*list  most decidedly " conservative,  sees in the events which are occurring in Hungary a terrible  warning for,-the entente. fThis.  is- the :yiew, taken, for instance;  by   the"  two   extremes   of   Die  1<4?A  X-TA  ing:of available;properties that'Friedheit and the Tages Zeitung.; r  can be placed before the Repa-  triation'X'Board "for   immediate  sclllemeht.,by'returned men.   '--  -1-"-'���������������������������*v������������������?,\ri ���������������������������-- : -'*���������������������������--  Entente imperialism,*!  says  the latter newspaper,  "assisted  w-1  Bolshevism ..into' ther saddle, in ;V  Russia by the frustration of;Ker-Vr:  FOULTftYMJaN-MEET        1 ensky's peace plansil'ltjias now:"  .r ������������������,       ^ ^sss>   =3 - ^ ^jtaisted BolshevismVin Hungary^-  --,-v- ,n*F-*l  ���������������������������. 'i^ir-  IPatersdn, RoherViG. U r.Clarke  and: A; Thomson, representing  ther Provincial Repatriation  poard af^ Victoria, and J4eut.-  Coj; WS\ ^at&/ representing  (he pmpress of-Asia1 Co-operative Settlement Association.  .7 Word was received" WV tfrese  gentlemen4, would-be in Pnderhy  and Armstrong'on Friday and  Satnrday;   Tney; were met on  farming property in. the Okanagan could, see the ^listings" with,  the Roard, and could: he< sent  direct to the -property "selected,  or the most suitahle., A special,  rate is provided^ over^the * rai.l-  rcjads for returned^ men sepjiing  J^uds.vThe menl-are. sent direct  to the'ao\^n wher^ \h& property  is listed-*���������������������������' Heretic local.conv  mittee   co-operating' with the  their arrival at Pnderhy'fP^ay j Roard takes 4he returned man  afternoon hy Mayor Rarnes and | in charge and enahies .hhn to  citizens, and were?tafcen hy auto see the property, or other prop  hy Mr. flassard to see the lay of  the Indian Reserve and adjoining lands. In the evening a  meeting was held in the City  Ualli attended hy Ufty or more  citizens, a numher of r returned  men, being-present. _.__ ___  erties should he so desire, and  when a selection is finally xn^e  the/Roard's  appraiser  is  appealed to and the price to he .  paid decided on the production we directors of7the farmers! In  Tlie,.annua Jj: meting of the  4rmstrdug^'Roultiy -Association  jyas! held Von Monday! evening.  The. following .officers:.were  elected: ^President, - Bs. Arnott;  vice-pres.;- $: |f':. Crofts; secretary  J.' p. Pritton. u /fhe executive  appointed was made up of the  following ^even members;; ft. R.  perry, AvW.'fJonesrp. s.^ng,  S: p. ThomasVQ. ft. .Gamble, fl.  Ahrams, and IfvC. Armstrong.  A. junior department of the  Association . was - established  wherehy/girls a,n4 hoys might  hecome members of the Association. * The ^fee set for Junior,  memhers is fifty cents.  tenje's lands.*';-/    VV  . The,, newspapers   called; /ihe':^  Hungarian situation alarmingr;//  Editorials declared it confronted\-r  the" statesmen at Paris ^vith, 9;  smous^pro^lemr Avhich^ might, -  c^mpficate/the worH^of dele*-  ga tcs seeking a qniclc peace. J-ijj"  era.ls^^ argue "that, events in ffnn-  gary ^Remonstrate the. immed- *-  iafe nee$ of % league of nations,-  i paris/ March 24.���������������������������^The world  faces an infinitely more serious  situation today than it. did -> V_  year ago;whpn theGepnan su- .  per-offerisiye was ���������������������������at :its heightt  according    to    the    hefief Vcx-  ,s 7  Ai resolution was passed that Presset* 'JV^ ������������������!r,5^J ci^es  Mayor Rarnes hriefly explained the ohjects of the meeting, which were to pTace. he-  fore the representatives of the  Repatriation Roard the possi-  hility and desirahiiity of purchase of -the Indian Reserve  lands adjoining Enderby for the  returned men, and to hear from  these gentlemen more about the  policy of the Roard-  Mr. Rat crson, speaking as a  member of the Repatriation  Board, explained briefly thc  working pirn. It was the purpose of thc Board, he said, to let  thc returned men select their  own land, i.e., each individual  select the farm most pleasing to  him. Thc returned men then  would apply to thedBoard for an  appraiser to go ovcrv thc land  and decide as to priced then the  cash would bc paid over by thc  Dominion and the man established on the land. Thc money  advanced by thc Govcrnmenl  would be paid in annual payments covering a period of  ycars.  Many questions were asked  in  connection with  the Indian  mciils of the land-  ydE^l-^ka.^^^^^  aims and ohjects of the Empress  of Asia,co-operative men, who,  he said, desired only to get on  suitable land and to work co-operatively to make the hest of it  for themselves and for all. He  referred.to the opposition which  the movement had met with,  but was pleased to see that opposition dissappcaring as the  objects of the men were better  understood. Many of the Asia  men wanted to come to the Okanagan and thcy would cfiiickly  take up the land of tnc Indian  Reserve if it was made avail-  fable. However, as local returned  men had already made application for thc land, thc Asia men  would not feci disposed to apply for it, but many could be  found to-lake it provided lhc  local men desiring lo go back lo  thc land were not numerous  enough.  Mr. Clark spoke in connection  with the possibilities of production in this district. Hc understood the Armstrong-Enderby  district was admirably adapted  for small fruit and vegetables  suitable for canning, and hc bc-  stitute endeavor to have Profes-  sor lunn, poultry specialist, of.  the University of Rritish Columbia, at their annual picnic.  A committee was appointed to  investigate and report upon Jhe  possibilities for the Association  purchasing new metal exhibition  coops. R was suggested that a  nucleus of twenty-five new coops  would be a gockl start. -  Next season, regular monthly  meetings will be held, the first to  be shortly after thc fall fair. A  definite program will be arranged for liie season from September to March.  At thc meetings it is planned  lb have the members take part  in the discussion of certain live  poultry questions; the subject  being opened by the speaker of  thc evening.  When possible, prominent  poultrymen from othcr parts of  the Province may bc present to  speak.  It is hoped that a larger membership may bc obtained and a  genuine interest shown toward  thc upbuilding of thc district's  poullry industry.  If you haven't tried Joe's baking you've missed a good thing.  .-ah: A  today.    This, despite  the fact.  that tlie armistice was signed  five months ago, and the peace  conference has been in session-  three months;  Instead of military defeat, it  is economic, financial ancl social collapse that is now threatening. ^Economic experts agree  that every day lost in signing,  peace brings the general crisis  lhat much nearer.  There was a" tendency to regard Hungary's action in forming a soviet republic in alliance  with thc Russian Bolshevists as  meaning the crisis has been  reached. Thcrc was no disposition to hide thc belief that the  menace of Bolshevism has bcen  increased a hundredfold by this  new silualion in Hungary.  High-Class Magic  The world-rcnowned Barric's  will appear at thc Avalon Thc-  ���������������������������ilrc un Monday, March 31st, in  high-class magical acts, Egyptian hox tricks, handcufT manipulators, vocalists and Indian  sack tricks. Mr. Barrie will give  $50.00 to anyone that can tic  him in his glass box with four  ropes and prevent him escaping.'  J-'cpular prices.  V^V-  , ���������������������������-. 1: ���������������������������Z^-iU 11'J.i.U iL  0  5  5  3  5  2  Can  c=i>()<==������������������c)<==>()<=>c)<=2  o  Food Board   License No. S,-0337  OKANAGAN COMMONER  THURSDAY, MARCH 27. 1919  1 Advantages of Armstrong's  a:  ������������������    X  Rich Lowlands for Returned Men  - Co-operafion  and  Rehabilitation  .0  I  5  5  Scrubbing brushes, ea. 25c  Stove brushes, each . . .   25c  Brocyns, $1,  125. 1.35  Washing powder, pkt.   35c U  Fels-JNaptha soap,cake   lOc  A  Lye, per can 1 5c and   200^  Chloride of Lime,  can   20c  fi  Fresh lettuce twice pep week Q  Marmalade Oranges  Last lot   arriving  at end of  '���������������������������������������������������������������������������������'. week  |U In connection wiih thc question of Oriental  x1, rental of land in thc vicinity of-Armstrong the  j]:following communication appeared in.the B. C.  5i Veterans Weekly of Vancouver last week bearing  fj lout ihe fads staled in the last issue, of lhc Com-  c ; moncr:  ()j In and around ihe city of-Armstrong, in the  Okanagan Valley we have approximately 600  acres oT very fertile bottom land, fully cleared,  that in...this past season we calculate has provided  the 250 Chinamen that rent and work it with at  least $90,000 clear profit fo.scncUto China. This  land is in lhe hands of approximately 30 white  ������������������' owners who rent it out at from $10 to $o0 or so  0 Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! %  j 8  fl Phillips & Whltehouae j  f]        Phone 48    Armstrong        V  ox  Phone 48    Armstrong  o  >o<  ������������������  I  I  ������������������  MADE IN  ARMSTRONG  La lies' Suits  Men's Suits  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed  Altered and Repaired  ALEX. ADAIR  t  PROMPTLY SECURED!  'in all   eoiifitriG.5.  Ask   for  our INVENTOR'S ADVI3K11,which will be sent free.  MATIIOX & MAIHON.    ,  PIANO TUNING & REPAIRING  CHARLES QUINN  ���������������������������otVKelowna,   will be in Armstrong   and   Enderby    districts  every three" months.  SPIRILLA CORSETS  BRASSIERES, ETC  Made lo order. . Flexible .and  unbreakable. Every p air guaranteed.  EDITH TURNEJi      ������������������  Corsetiere  Armstrong B. C.  SECRET  SOCIETIES  Enderby Lodge No. 40  Regular meetings first  Thursday on or after the  - full moon at 8p. m. in Masonic Hall. Visiting  brethren cordially  invited  S. H. SPEERS  W.M.  C. H. REEVES  Secretary  ENDERBY   LODGE  No. 35. K. of P.  Meets every Monday evening  in Masonic Hall.    Visilorscor-  dially invited  to attend.  CHAS. HAWINS. C C.  II. M. WALKER, K. R. S  li. J. COLTART, M.F.  PROFESSIONAL  ^_C_SKALING^B._A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  INSURANCE  Bell Blk. Enderby. B.C.  E. O. WOOD, B. C. L. S.  Armstrong and Salmon Arm  Subdivisions.  Mincr:-1  Clnims, Timber Limits, Pre-emptions, Drainage,  rn-igiilion and Road Surveys, Maps  and plans.  Phone (>2    Salmon Arm, B.C.  ��������������������������� ���������������������������IH lill   ll  'AAS>       tJ.IiS.!J  W*f������������������M  YE.ARS AGO people used t=  malte Ihcmsslv-s heard by  shouting from the house top*.  If you tried that to-day you  would probably !;uve to appear  before a commission in insanity.  NOW-A-DAYS the business  irian uses our Want Ads.  ���������������������������per acre. J      ,  There arc also three "Chinamen owning perhaps 20 acres-in all; part of which can be immediately reverted to the original white owner.  The land at the present lime is used to grow  celery (I'or which Armslrong is famous) nnd  olher crops, such as potatoes, cabbage, onions,  carrots, elc. Thc soil is black peat and raises  very heavy crops, as it is always moist, even  when higher lands arc dried oul (which'rarely  occurs, as wc havc sufficient rainfall normally  without irrigation).       -   ,-  Included in lhc above acreage and figures is a  holding of the late C.N.R.'s, and which now belongs to thc government, of 126 acres; 80 acres  of which is black peal land, also rented to the  Chinese, and which has a good number of houses  on it which thcy are not occupying.  Wc are now protesting against such renting  when there are so many returned men to bc considered. The Chinese contracts in this case are  cancelable at a month's notice.  To be brief, I think you will recognize that  such an opening as this Mould very well suit  certain picked' returned soldiers, who, both by  training or, persuasion were keen on dairying or  truck farming, but obviously they could not and  would not compete with thc Chinks. '  Thc idea is this, and frankly it depends mostly  on you folks for the doing, by the very nature of  thc case and by virtue of your position with the  government.  . Wc assume thai aforesaid government is willing and anxious to replace lhc influx of soldiers  in suitable civil occupations, and wc understand  arc enacting the necessary legislation to buy suitable tracts of land and place returned soldiers on  it at suitable terms. We .also know lhat certain  of their abortive attempts to find suitable piaccs  havc been exceedingly distasteful to you, not to  say insulting. Here, however, is a cut and dried  proposition that will place a certain number of  suitable'men in the way bf making.a fair living  immediately, all that is necessary is to buy the  land and start the right men on it. Naturally  there are a few'difficulties in the way, as there is  in any proposition worth having, and I think they  arc briefly these:  1. -To "find suitable men.  2. To get them placed in a body in a given  time so as to at once do away with the unfair  yellow competition.  3. To control othcr land owners from offering their piaccs to thc Chinks thus setting up the  same competition again.  4. To prevent the present white owners from  holding out for excessive prices in the matter. __  These matters arc such that thc personalities  of thc individual owners would be concerned,-and  on Avhich results Mould depend on the right  Kindling. We believe that the returned man  woidd get a fair deal.  Obviously if thc government did not come  lhiough=-with--the=necessar\~arranging-in^time-to  make a good start this year, there is still their  actual holding that could bc available immediately, but in all honesty it would not bc a fair deal  to thc returned man unless measures were taken  to protect him from the Chink competition, although the land would bc fine for dairying, bee  and poultry keeping in thc mean time, as each  block of their holding has a percentage of higher  building sandy land.  In conclusion 1 would add thai Ptc. -Turnbull  of the Scaforlh Highlanders, a former renter of  Ihis land, has jusl come in here seeking lo rent  again. He knows lhis truck business as hc has  pul in a couple of ycars on it, and as hc is endeavoring lo locale here again hc is qualified to  advise further lo lhe foregoing letter.' Wc have  placed lhe fads of lhe mallei- before him and  discussed it thoroughly, our information, together wilh his previous experience on the very land  in question, make him the very man to tell you  folks whal wc are really talking aboul and how  the mailer looks, viewed from his standpoint.  Those interested should look him up as hc will  lv? in Vancouver again in a couple of days.  Speaking on the subject of the Dominion Government's policy in connection', with' the settlement of returned soldiers on agricultural lands,  Mr. W. J. Black, chairman of, the "Soldiers Settlement Board in a recent address, said: Altogether  -there had been 1,200 men assisted Avith loans averaging $1,400, the total loans to settlers being  $1,500,000. A large percentage of the men had  from $500 to $2,000 capital. They Avere mostly  farmers' sons or men who have 'worked onJJfarms'  before enlisting of men avIio had1 drifted into  the cities but now desired to return to the land.  A feature of lhc address was-the statement that  plans were being perfected to give thc settlers  the advantage of collective buying of equipment  whereby a considerable saving could bc effected.  In thc purchase of live slock the board was being assisted by lhc live slock branches of thc Dominion and Provincial governments and only thc  best slock was being secured, al thc lowest prices.  Thc board was asking lhc men lo purchase the  minimum of requirements in thc first year in  order that thcy may not bc loo heavily burdened  with debt.  Mr. Black also outlined lhc intentions \of thc  board with regard to standardized buildings. A  ready-made, knock-down house could be shipped  in at a price from 25 to 35 per cent cheaper than  civilians could lay down similar houses. In the  | plans of these houses special attention was being,  given to thc needs, of the women and their advice was being secured.  Mr. Black concurred in the remark of one of  the members that this was not so much a problem for governments as for individuals. The  Land Settlement Board was an institution of the  governments organized for the purpose of providing leadership in carrying out the provisions  of thc act. He was making "co-operation" the  watchword of thc board and desired above all  things that thc people of Canada.should help in  carrying out the program. It was essential that  we have united action. -  On the Origin of thc Soldier Settlement Board  a year ago il was bcscigcd:>by men who had left  thc farms lo go overseas and who were anxious  to resume work on their homesteads. Somc were  settled before, thc work was properly organized.  "Wc want to carry oul this program with a reasonable amount of sympathy for the men, but at  the same time as a business-proposition. AVc pro-?,  pose to assist every, returned man whose best interest will be served by being located on a farm;  and that no man shall be assisted \vho._is not  qualified. I don't believe it is in any man's interest .to go on. a farm unless he sufficient practical lcxpericncc to understand the hardships as  well as the iovs.  Sa&..  mi  'VSssfcs-  lV.->W������������������  'IM*  'mi'  s>  Make your garden a source of pride and profit  this year by eowing seeds of tested quality.  Healthy, productive plants will not grow from  poor, undersized seeds. Rennie's are selected  seeds, which have been tested for germination  before being offered for sale.  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THfe  COftMNY  *  WILLIAM IYL,1 XI Xilv UNITED  ^       872    GRANVILLE ST.   V VANCOUVER    B.C. '  ALSO AT   WINNIPEG   TORONTO   MONTREAL.  Woul4 Settle Close-in Districts first  going  Many persons hike great credit for  through life along a dead-level trail, but they gain  little experience. Those who on occasion climb  to higher levels and sometimes slip to lower, but  never slay there, are the people who make the  world a place worth living in.  The settlement policy which the legislative rehabilitation-. committee believes the Pominion  and Provincial' governments should follow in  connection with placing the soldiers on the land  is onc by which the established agricultural districts in the southern section of the- Province  would bc filled up first. This is thc tenor, of the  committee's third rehabilitation report submitted by Chairman G. G. McGecr a few days ago.  On the question of Indian reserve lands the report reads: ."Jt has.been brought to our attention  that there are large areas of choice agricultural  lands contiguous to railways, held by Indians hut  very thinly settled. On thc data presented wc  are firnTly~oJf���������������������������tlie~opinion llwiTsucir'JaiKls would  be suitable for soldier settlement, and we would  urge that the legislature, through proper resolution, request the Pominion Government to purchase such land for soldier settlement purposes  and that the Provincial Government take into  consideration the advisability of transferring its  reversionary rights to such areas purchased for  tliis purpose.  "In the consideration of thc above matters  your committee are of the opinion that thcrc is,  speaking in a general way, a lack of information  regarding lands available for immediate occupancy on wliich returned soldiers wishing Lo  farm could make a living without considerable  delay necessitated by development operations. In  order lo overcome this delinquency, it is suggested lhat a voluntary civil organization bc established in connection with the Land Settlement  Board in each constituency, assisted by thc local  municipal- and   government   assessors, . govern-  Commoner Want  /'7 fttlng Results!  bmhsshl  HikldtK;  Must Cut; off tT^npaid  .d-fis-;-vv  - The Paper Controller of Canada  has .given notice that a ^strict reg-'  ulation is about to be issued by the"  Dominion Government toJtbe effect  %at���������������������������/~ " v . vv:_vv ;," -  Publishers:of newspapers musts  cease   sending   their ,rieu>spa-7  ���������������������������' pers     lo    subscribers     three  months in arrears unless subscriptions   are   definitely.,  re- V  newed  and  all  arrears  fully  paid. 5   V    '  Tbe reason for litis regulation of  the-Paper Controller is tbat, it is the.  practice of some publishers fo sentf  fhier newspaper until pr������������������tere<l  stopped, and thiT" practice fre- ���������������������������  quently means a failure to collect  anything for subscriptions in arrears, in wJbich case there is a virtual waste of "paper. It is fo prevent paper "waste that the new regulation has been decided on.  .The manufacture of paper consumes labor, wood, coal, chemicals  and transportation facilities, and  every ton of paper- saved means  just so much more labor, raw materials, chemicals, fuel and trans-  mcnl .agents, municipal clerks and the local authorities, such an organization lo bc known as  the Soldier Settlement Welfare League, such organization lo havc as its main duly the extending  of-assistance "to soldier settlers in their respective communities and to inventory all lands suitable and available, or possible of being made  available, for soldier settlement and the placing  of all such information at the disposal of these  organizations having the matter of soldier settlement in hand." ���������������������������  h  ~portatibn availableTor" urgent war  needs. For these reasons the Government insists that paper shall be  saved, and proposes that only those  who pay for their publications  shall receive them.  This order will leave the news-  paper publishers no choice in the  "matter.    *Wi must - therefore insht  upon all subscriptions to the Com-  moxeb being paid ap.  We are cleaning up our subscript  tion list tbis week and will be  force<J to send final notice to a.J  subscriptions in arrears.  All subscribers must pay up.  Those in arrears will have the  Commoner discontinued. We have  no option in the matter. The Post-  office Department will i.efulse 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   regula-  lions nf.:fKn-Tn"rcr Controller" if \vev  are to continue.  JLpok  up ...your   expiry  date  govern yourself accordingly.  di  aaa^acasaaaaaaaaaa THURSDAY, MARCH 2 7.'������������������������������������������������������1919  OKANAGAN COMMONER  3 ���������������������������  XX  >cO><  >o<  >o<  >o<-���������������������������xOX>  i-JsV:  I  s*S ���������������������������'  0  5  is  i  m  **r. ,  I:  p  w ��������������������������� ���������������������������  m  1  ll  II  .&���������������������������:���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���������������������������:'���������������������������#-.'?  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SsSSZC  SF  LEADERSHIP  1 .8  4^S>  <f"&, ^fi  <p-  &<a  Serin  *���������������������������F  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1919  MUST REPAIR ROAD  "        Vernon's Board of Trade will not hc satisfied  ������������������������������������������������������with promises in connection 'with lhe wretched  piece,   of   road   between   Larkin   and   -Vernon.  At lhe monthly.', meeting of, thc Board last week  the matter .of'road work  was   taken up.    The  News says:    "The secretary submitted letters received from Victoria in response lo a resolution  sent in last month calling for necessary repairs  on thc-road'between Vernon and" Armslrong, and  improvements  on   (he road  south   to'Penticton.  Dr. MacDonald, M. P. P., wrote that he had laid  lhc   Board's   representations   before   thc   public  works department.    Hon.-Dr. King slated in his  leller lhat the mailer had been  referred  lo lhc  chief engineer.    The engineer wrote thai il was  now lhc policy of lhc governmcnl, when il elected  lo participate in the work of keeping up a trunk  road through a municipalilv. to do so on a 50r50  basis.   Thc districl engineer, hc said, had instructions lo give his attention lo lhc mailers brought  forward by the Board of Trade.    In'thc discussion  which  followed,-Jas.  Vallancc voiced   the  general feeling  that  lhe Board should  not rest  content with  these replies, bul should hammer  away until the almost impassable stretch of road  between Vernon and Larkin was pul in  proper  -shape.    II was'moved by L. J. Ball and F. W.  Rolston lhal a committee of Iwo be appointed to  - lake mailer up with Road Superintendent Dever  and the dislrict engineer.    President Cossitt appointed Messrs. \V. R. Megaw and Jas. Vallancc  as members of tliis commillcc."  DOWN THE RED TAPE ROW  Il is nol much wonder lhat thc public gels so  little satisfaction from the Road Department' in  connection wilh any application regarding road  Avork.    Thc course of a road complaint is this:  First  lhc local  member refers it lo  the public  -works department, thc public works department  refers il to the road engineer, thc road engineer  refers it lo thc district road engineer, the district  road engineer refers it lo lhc road superintendent,, thc road superintendent;refers it to thc road  foreman  and   thc road foreman   then  begins   to  look over the local field for men to do the work.  Thc   complaint   or   application   must   therefore  pass through the hands of six overhead men, all  drawing big pay, before it finally reaches lhc man  who does the work,    ft i.s not surprising that so  Jillic'moncv is available for road'work.  Thc County Young Men's Christian Association  stands today on the threshold of marvelous  achievement. It is potentially just what country  life needs to stimulate the realization of full  Christian democracy. The extent to Avhich lhc  County Work Department, rcaizes this opportunity will depend entirely upon the -type of its leadership in the decade ahead. The selecting of this  Vadership is therefore of strategic '-importance.  It is wilh a sense qiVthe gravity of the situation  that I venture to state some essential-qualities.for'  the*secretaryship of the County Young Men's  Christian Association, says a writer in Rural Manhood. "-'''-A N  The County Young Men's Christian Association  is preeminently a  task in social religious engineering..   Thc work pf the world may bc thought  of as falling' into  two  types.    In  the onc, man  seeks to maintain and control through physical  forces; hc lifts, constructs, invents, develops and  uses engines, carries oul vasl projects of physical engineering.    In this type all degrees of intellect  and   foresight  are  used,  irom   thc  tfull  plodding workman to the brilliant inventor, engineer,   architect,  industrial   organizer.     In   thc  other, man deals with social forces; his efforts arc  spenLin causing individuals and communities to  fulfill lhcir own best selves as social agents?   Men  of this  type preach,  leach., write, stimulate, organize and engineer personal-social capacity to  Ihe end of causing people lo live adequately in  socicly. j  Of course-, there is overlapping of the two types.  Thc organizer of material forces utilizes human  agents, and may so utilize Ihem as lo develop'nol  only lhc material goal but socicly as well.    Thc  personality   engineer   likewise   utilizes   material  forces as a factor in personal-social development.  Thc fact, however, that some men place emphasis on onc and somc on thc other goal makes lhc  two types stand oul in relief.    There are- those  who pul lhcir major lime and  thought on  thc  engineering elf individual  and  community behavior, for lhc sake of increasing thc type of social concern  itself.    Thc County Work  of the,  Young Men's Christian  Association  classifies in  this latter lypc.    It is an .outstanding example of  social religious engineering.  tie  We  Our stock in Footwear is the largest in II.  Coast Cities,   Any pair se.n.fc fcr your  specialize in Children's Boots and stock only tlie Tery  best.    Write us for yonr Footwear. p  C, out sic!e  approval.  MEN'S CANVAS  LEGGINGS  Strong brown canvas leggings, felt lined.  Holes aud clasps to fasten up at size  leather bound. Special i'or spring woik-  length 15 inches.  Other new spring styles  in   ladies'   foot-  footwear.    Price delivered per pr $9,50  Ladies' black aud white balmorals in  classic make, medium and cubau heels..a  beautiful boot, all   sizes.  PRICE DELIVERED $7.00 PAIR  Ladies' chocolate brown Oxfords, medium  leather heels, walking leather soles. All  sizes.  PRICE DELIVERED $3.95 PAIR  Misses' and Ladies' Mary Jane pumps,  ankle and instep straps. -" Patent leather  gun metal and kid leather, all sizes 2 to 7-i  PRICE DELIVERED^7.50 PAIR  Ladies' ,chocolate brown kid pumps, Cuban heels, English toes, a fine walking and  dress pump, all sizes.  OUR BIG SPECIAL IN  BOOTS FOR  MEN  Price delivered $7.00 "per pair. Men's  tan calf Balmorals red, Neolin soles, new  Torpedo toe also, Black calf Blucher,  wide toe, leather sritched sole. Sizes in  both lines o������������������,to 31. Why pay $S.50?  Every pair guaranteed.  <���������������������������  OUR  BIG SPECIAL IN BOOTS FOR  ������������������     LADIES  Price delivered $7-CP per pair. Ladies'  chocolate brown calf, all leather boots in  Balmoral style, medium Cuban, heels and  new spring toe, leather soles, sizes 2������������������ to  Ijf. -Ler us send you this'[boot for your  approval.*  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  Mail  Order  Department  H. VERNON, B.C.       BRITISH COLUMBIA INTERIOR STORE  Canadian Food Control Liccns c No. 8-21018.  DO YOU WANT TO SELL?  THE FACTS AS WE SEE THEM  RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION  In the estimates presented at Ottawa by Sir  Thomas-While, 'the lolal" expenditure is $437,-  079,071, an increase of SI 37,990.8.12 over I lie ex-  7 T *���������������������������)  peiidilures for 1918.  YeryQl:M*#c expenditures are again lo bc made  in cennoelion with railways. Thc amount to be  appropriated i.s ������������������.".0.890,081, wliich is an increase  of over $23,000,000 a.s compared with lhe"current  fiscal year. The remainder of the capital expenditure of five and a quarter millions will be  in connection with public works generally.  The estimates arc exclusive of war expenditure  which will bc covered b\* a specical vole.  Thc amount provided for pensions is slightly  Jover Ihjrl3r i)ljjjjl������������������n do.llars._aii- iorreasc-nll-nlivvatd,  fourteen   million  dollars  over  (he  current year.  Almost onc and a half million is to he devoted  io immigration and colonization costs, an increase  of $300,000.    This dors nol include lhc expenditures iii connection wilh land selliemenl for soldiers, for which the sum of over $25,000,000 is lo  Le voted.    Another large expenditure i.s $22,703,-  420 provided for the department of soldiers' civil  rc-cstablishmcnt,  which  includes  (he amount   lo  be   devoted   lo   vocational   training  for  returned  men.  The railway and canal voles, chargeable lo capital account, include over $11,000,000 for govern-  7nonI railway and $3;").000.000 for miscellaneous  railway equipment. The appropriation for thc  Hudson's Bay Railway i.s only $100,000, but western members hope-that.lhis will be increased in  tiie supplementary estimates.  The $100,000 Hudson's Bay vole is for Port  JNelson terminals. Provision is made for the  spending of $3,500,000 on the'Wclland Canal.  Railways-and canal votes chargeable to income  tola I over $30,000,000. This sum includes a loan  mot exceeding $35,000,000 payable on' demand'  willi interest payable half-yearly at the Kite of 0  per cent, lo be used to meet expenditures made or  indebtedness incurred in paying interest on securities in excess of the amount available from  3ict  earnings,  or  Anyone desiring lo sell farm properly of real,  value and,;lo get cash on the deal, will havc an  excellent opportunity to- do so b3r listing,, iheir  properly wilh the local commillcc subject to investigation and appraisement by the Returned  Soldiers', Repatriation Commission. If lhc property can show a profit on ils output, and lhal il  offers a fair opportunity for a returned man, at  the pricc.it is offered for sale, a buj'cr may readily  bc found and'thc cash will bc paid'by the Dominion Government.  BIG THINGS  COMING  Sixty repi-r-siMi/alivc heads of the C. P. R.- syslcm through the wesl gathered in Winnipeg last  week 'and after an informal conference look a  special train to Montreal, wherc a three day<0  conference wilh President Beatlic took placc.This  meeting has momentous, consequences i'or lhe  west, for il i.s understood thai, depending upon  first-hand reports of these various officers, a more  aggressive policy of development-, west of (he  Lakes will shortly bc announced, new train services witb schedules of improvement on branch  lines and probably the construction of many new  JiiILndi������������������s^i-(li-tt^^^  n ovmccs.  RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION SOON  Everv indication points to the early commencement ef construction 'work on (he Kamloops lo  Vcnifjii railway line.    The Great War Velerans"  Association has continued (o press on Ihe govern-, ,   ��������������������������� . ,  ment lhe need for early commencement of public1 WO shuH   ,;,VC lo',cl down l,1C n"*",)cr ol Va8ch  works,  and   this  week  the following lcllergrani  was received by (he Veterans' Weekly from Dr.  reading matter on each page if thc newspaper is  lo pull even, and1-20 per cent morc paid advertising lhan reading matter on each page if lhc  publishers arc to make a profit on the paper. Thc  Commoner has continued to run eight pages with  less than forty per ccnl of advertising. Consc-  qiicnlh* it has been a losing proposition.  If wc cannol lift up lhc amouni of advertising,  of ibc local paper. .  During thc .'past year the Commoner carried!  out  a   twenty-six-week  campaign  phowing   thc  benefits lo .Ihe.community through loyalty to ihe--.  home-town merchant, and in every,issue wc have  had something to say,urging buying at home., '- V  Thc Commoner is nol a charitable insilution..  Il has bcciv'our aim lo give the dislrict a first-  class district newspaper.    Owing lo our haying  to  operate  short-handed  lhe pasl' season .from  conditions  forced  upon   us -By conscription/' we-  have lo-admit lhal there is much wc have had'lo  leave  undone.    Rul  wc  feel justified in  saying  that,.wc havc given, the district-as.good a paper  as was possible under the circumstances.    And  thc local merchanls havc been given every con- .  sidcralion.    Af thc same time wc wish il to be-  undcrslood'that lhc Commoner is a nev/spaper,  and not a tradesman's houscT'organ.    The Commoner is as much  the organ of ils subscribers  as it is the organ of thc local businessmen.    It.  seeks lo aid bolh, not to make one subservient iodic othcr.   Wc desire to.speak for all and bc un-"  just to none.   We do nol wish lo sec business-go    '  froin the local businessmen lo businessmen elsewhere.    Bul.wc recognize that the besl way for  the local businessmen lo induce buying af homc  Saul Bonnell, M. P., which outlines thc program  If) he carried oul by lhc Canadian National Railways:  "Interviewed minister of railways and President Hanna. Understand .work will be proceeded  with on railroad construction Kamloops (o Vernon- New station and accommodation at New  Westminster and) work on terminals at Vancouver  and work on railroad construction Victoia lo Nil-  inat. Hanna. leaving Monday for Vancouver, arriving there Salurdav. Understand he will go  to Victoria first -md be at-New Wstminstcr following' Wednesday." : ��������������������������� 7  pa3ring maturing loans of thc  Canadian -Northern-Railway or any company included in the Canadian Northern system and for  construction and betterments; said loan lo be secured by mortgage upon the undertaking of the know what war is."  Over two :hunr're(M)h'ndcd soldiers have been  married from SI. Diinstan's. Manv of Ihem married girls whose 'acquaintance, they had made  since Ihey lost their sii^it.  Oh, war!" she suddenly cried.  Why Avar?" he asked.  Well,  I just   turned  on  my  ankle,  and  you  Facts are stubborn things. .  - For a year thc Commoner has been endeavoring to'give thc Armstrong-Enderby community  an eight-page newspaper on a four-page advertising business.; To do tliis we have had to sacrifice the job-printing dnd of lhc Armstrong plan I  and lhc Enderby planl. Wc have had lo sacrifice  all personal consideration--abnost lo thc limit of  impaired health.  . One nolicc is given dial tin's policy is not going  lo bc continued. Wc believe now is lhc time lo  make the paper larger instead of smaller, but ?.]>,  parcnlly our business men.-do not think so and  the Commoner management cannol do so single-'  handed: If our business men cannot "sec the  handwriting on lhc wall; if lhcy do not believe  lhal now is thc opportune lime lo strike and  strike hard for increased business; if lhcy do not  realize lhai huiidrcdis of people arc looking tins  way for homes and lhal thc best way fo interest  them and attract Ihem hither is through lhc advertising columns of the local paper, then the iocal  paper will havc to reduce in^sizc"compatible with  lhc amouni of advertising business carried.    ���������������������������  It lakes a fifty-fifty basis lor a newspaper lo  break even, and a forty-sixty..basis i'or lhe- newspaper to make a profit. Thai is, it requires an  equal amount of__advcrtising^to,-Jjalcmcc^up^th^  buying a.I homc.  As a community we must recognize the right of  every man lo make his dollars go llie farthest;  lo buy in lhe market lhal will bring hi-, (he most  satisfaction. Wc must recognize lhal while il is  lhc duly of lhc home people to buy in lhc homc  lown, it is also the duly of (he home-merchant lo  provide lhc requirements of lhc people a I home  a I a'-price lhal will make buying al homc profitable lo the buyer.  Il is up lo the home merchanls. If thc dislrict  is lo bc served by a newspaper a newspaper you  shall havc; if by a little house organ, a lillle house  organ you shall havc.  Whal havc our subscribers lo say on the question?   What are your -wishes in thc matter?  Just a word in conclusion. Wc have no excuse  ,lo offer for thc Commoner accepting business  from ihe Hudson's Ray Company. That is an  old-established, reliable business institution. It  differs from the mail-order house in this respect,  that it establishes branch houses in every business  centre in Canada. Il comes into the community  and becomes a part of the community life. It  covers a field in merchandising that small-town  merchants cannot cover, and we feel it is the right  of our -subscribers- to be placed in. a position to  know its;offerings. We feel that it is better to  keep the department-stoi*e business J-within the  Valley than to have it go East. The local business  man has nothing to fear from the Hudson's Ray  if he will hold up his end in co-operation with the  rest of the community to keep^ the home-town  business at home. -..'���������������������������.,...'���������������������������-  and return lo lhc 1-pagc condilions which prevailed up to a year ago. Much as we. i^cgrel having lo do so, wc cannot escape the facts as Ihey  priunl themcslves.  Somc of the decrease in local advertising patronage is due lo lhc fact that lhc Commoner  carries an advertisement for the Hudson's Ray  Company, Vernon. Onc Armstrong business  firm frankly slates that it will not advertise longer in thc Commoner unless the Hudson's Ray advertisement is discontinued. Wc fail to see lhc  logic of this position. That merchant would nol  refuse to sell an article of merchandise lo a Vernon purchaser. Tliat merchant would not refuse to do business wilh a customer from Enderby, from Grindrod, from Mara, from any other  point in thc Okanagan or elsewhere. Yet that  meichant refuses lo.admit that the Commoner is  justified in selling its-only article of merchandise  -- advertising space���������������������������to a Vernon business house.  lie refuses to admit that readers of tlie Commoner  lifeive the right to know what Ojther business  houses in neighboring towns have'to offer for  sale. The position is untenable. It is unjust to  thc local paper.   It is unjust to every subscriber Pn-IURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1919  OKANAGAN   COMMONER  ���������������������������~T I sr     sr     sr     sr    ������������������r     sr     sr     sr     sr     sr    sr     sr    sr  j  *> Jt     >������������������ Jt    st     jt     st     st     st     jt     st     st     5?  "  x x X 3;  x  X  ARMSTRONG NEWS       x  x  ������������������   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  Pte. Lingings left Monday for  I Vancouver.  Caiainets  W. C. Ross accompanied Mr.  Parks    lo    the   Salm n    River J������������������  school on Sunday, March 10th, Z ENDERBY NOTES  and gave a short talk on prayer. \Z sr ;, i; ��������������������������� ���������������������������      tr  By request W.  C.   Ross-will; ~.���������������������������  ,~      ^    .        .    .             i  lead  the  gospel  mccling  lo 'be I ''/Unk amvctl from  ���������������������������     , ,.      , -                              hcId at the Knob Hill Methodist  " '1SCUS ������������������U lu������������������d������������������y-        *           I  Mr. A.Murphy left lasl Thurs- church on Sunday, March 30lh. Loonaid Funk returned from '  i ������������������ Fi -\ 9  tfi.  St>J  ���������������������������  Record Cabineis   for  I Your machine anch, records.  Don't use a table when you  can get a cabinet to suit your  style   cf machine and Nhold  I your records.  H. S, BEST  Armstrong,  day for Calgary  Mr .W. Cavers is visiting in  Calgary this week.  . Mr.  C. Hardy left for Kamloops on Monday.  x  Mr. C. Le Due re turned from  California last week.  sr  Mr. P.Rultan'of Enderby was  in Armstrong Saturday.  Mr.E.Sloodlcy left lasl Thursday for Vancouver.  x  Subject:  "Christ Jesus Scvknii*  the Coast Wednesday  the Lost." ' ��������������������������� I    -.r      a x  ��������������������������� ��������������������������� J     Mrs. T. Fredcrickson left on  \X X X x X x x x x x x X X X XlSaturday for Kamloops'.       0    ^ i  sr I *      ���������������������������  Our  Voile   blouses   should   suit   the  most fastidious in si\Ic    and   price.  $2.00  ana up  J������������������'ip  x  GRINDROD NOTES  Ptc. Claude Case returned lo  is - -   ll I Enderby on Wednesday.  X X X X X X X X X X X X xxxl  j     Pte. and Mrs ."Robt. Ajrth ar-|  rived from England'last Thursday.  ������������������xs!X):xxxxxi;xxiux  \      ���������������������������' ���������������������������'   x  \Spring Millinery %  Opening       ll  Friday and Saturday , X  Marrh28and  29th      5  ������������������ . ������������������#  ���������������������������All  the , latest   shapes   and y  [styles in hats.tlirect from the X  last,    Also a  large   assort. X  X  X  The Okanagan Garage sold 2  trucks and a Chevrolet louring  car lhis week.  w   -  Mr. W. Lingings returned on  Friday after spending a week  at Vancouver.  Nothing   -like*   Sawyer's   Jce  The   Saturday   night   dances  will be continued next week.  Mrs. Wheeler'and friends are (     Mr- w- Cairns and wife left  visiting Mrs. R. Blackburn.       -Tuesday for their homc in Man-  r������������������    i cc.        t" 'itoba.  Postoffice    Inspector    Frank  visited Grindrod Postoffice this  week.  lent  of feather and   flower  cream    sodas    to    satisfy   that  spring yearning*.  _ Mr. and Mrs. Loutclt returned  from Vancouver, where lhcy  have spent thc past monlh.  s*  New letlucc, onions and radishes' arcon thc local markcl.  grown at lhe Fair Field ranch.  [sweater coats in the latest de-  sigti and colors  . . if.,,"     Rc%^ J- D- Hobdcn of Salmon  trimmings.        Infant's    and %������������������  a...��������������������������� _���������������������������,i t>^      r   wt   , '   u-n  ���������������������������iu-xi  ' i      -ii        *       .         f*An������������������ and Rev. J. Wesley Miller  yhildron.s silk coat and cap X _,��������������������������� a ���������������������������.,,���������������������������!, ,,        i i,      .  .  .0   To1-   , ,        t    .,!   x ������������������1 Armstrong exchanged pulpits  3ets, Ladies   wool   ancl  sdk J lagt Sun(Iay \  X * X       .  Miss I. Lawrence of Vancouver came in last Thursday  to  \i\trs A c B Brav *'visit Ilcr cousin' Mrs- T..cum-  Mrs. H. Tomkinson and sons  arc visiting Mrs. Parkhurst, af  Armstrong.-  v������������������  Mr.    Peterson   of Revelstoke  visited  Grindrod friehcis for a  short lime last week.  -��������������������������� sr  Mr. W. McShcrry of Grand-  view Benclflias taken the engine m A. Tomkinson's mill.  A X  A consignment ol powder has  arrived at Grindrod for thc  Farmers' Institute and is-on sale  at $10.50 a box.  Mrs. Kirts is visiting hcr  molhcr, Mrs. Hutchison, from  Port Angeles, Wash.    ������������������  sr  A   carload  oF poles  jumped  the track near thc Ruttan coiner and  turned turtle Wcdncs  day morning.  *,������������������  Mrs. J. Tedford was called to  New Westminster last week on  account   of   the  illness   of  her  daughter there.       - <.  Home cooking sale by the  Presbyterian ladies a I Fulton's  store' Saturday,-March 29ih.*Tc'V<  will bc served.  Ptes.  J. DaleVcA.  Dale,  Geo.  A   few black   Pean  de  Soie and  blouses, values from 83.50 t,. $5.00.  For $2.00 eech  Silk sweater coats, each     $12.00  Pullover     wool     sweater,   just   the  _ thing- for spring, at $3 50  each  Liberty   gingham,   plain   and stripe  at 35c a yard  Also small check at.30ca 3^ard  SPECIAL  Regular hot   bed  sheeting,   2 yards  wide, 60c a yard  10 yards or more, 58c a yard  In Munro's Store  Aimstrong  ���������������������������N  JTIST  X  ft  X  The  dance ancKbaskel auction Buc-ncll ",- id ff T P    7    ,n  held   at   Grindrod   last   Friday'Bu<*ncI1 and IL A' Preston ^  .Milliner  \Armstrong    :-:  x  x  b. a x  XXXXXXXXXXXX XXX  I.    O.    P. e  Court Armstrong  No. ,3429  .���������������������������Is. 1st ancl 3rd Monday eve in  L Foresters' Hall  ploi'i-, C. R. A.J. Fu-EiCFiii. Sec.  'resh taffy and nut* crisp at  vyer's candy shop.  |)oughnuts     every    Tuesday  Thursdaj'-^���������������������������at Joe's.  [IE METHODIST CHURCH  Armstrong  ���������������������������cv.   J.   Wesley   Miller,   Pastor  liblic worship���������������������������11 a.m. and-7.30;  |noVHjlI���������������������������3 p.m. ' j  ZION CHURCH  Armsii-ong -  Kuv. \V. Stott, Minister  jmings.  x  Miss V. Murray cainc up from  Vernon on Saturday" to spend  llie week-end with her parents,  Mr  and Mrs. G. Murray.  y x ^ "  .   Mr. Anstey, public schools, inspector, arrived on  the. north-  liouiid'train on .Monday and is  inspecting the schools this week.  ' -' V* ':       ,      .,'  VA. mccling of"special' interest  to;, the  Presbyterians  of  Arm-  si rojig. but to which all are welcome, is set for tomorrow evening!   Miss Coltart, who has been  in   Canada   on   furlough   after  spending seven ycars in  India,  and  who  is  now returning  to  hcr   work-   there,   will   be   the  was a greal success. A large  crowd attended. Numerous baskets were pul ixp for auction, all  fetching a good price. Mr. Mc-  Manus as auctioneer, made/ a  very successful and lively one.  X X X X X XXX XX XX XXX  x    GRAND VIEW NOTES     *  X XXXXXXXXXXX X XX  i J  ^ ��������������������������� z-  J. Tomkinson was a" business  visitor to Mara last week.  X  Born���������������������������On March l6th,,to Mr:  and Mrs. JR. Stowardis; a' daugh-;  ter.  for Vancouverjon Wednesday lo  get lhcir discharge papers.  It is expcclcd'"to open lhe Enderby  Rakcry  early  in   April.  Ptc. Davidson, and .wife..arc superintending repairs this week.  x  Mr. and Mrs.E. J. Mack return  to tlieir wheat farm near Gadsby,   Alberta,   this   week,   after  spending thc winter at'Enderby."  x  Sgt. Major Jno. McPherson re-  Announcing that I am in Armstrong and have on'ened offices  ���������������������������   . ,m the Rank of Hamilton Block.  Licensed in United States and B. C.     Everything, in  up to  date dentistry.    Prices reasonable.    Satisfaction guaranteed'  Make appointments early. ���������������������������    - Office hours 9 to 12 and 1 to 5.-  o Dr Sumner  The 'Boards of Trade of Armslrong and Vernon  arc pulling out folders, regarding lhcir respective  districts., Kelowna recently pul" out a very handsome brochunc on the merits of' lhat locality  turned' from Halifax this week  where he has been in the commissary; - service '" for "'"many  months.  W. C. T. U. Workers  About fifty]^-delegates, from  various parts of the Okanagan  attended the annual .convention of the district unionat-Ver-  , ��������������������������� .   ������������������������������������������������������    -- a   i. ������������������-,ri<r/U(K     -i .{,... - ,,. ���������������������������  non last week.*'A'nffstronfcs;clel-  Rev. Mrs. Miller accompanied  the delegates-to-assist in/the  program. ." ,'      .  ' ,T)ic . following otriccrs mere  elected: Prcsiden t, 'Mrs:: Robt.  'Arnott,  Armstrong; . vicc-prcsi-  i  '���������������������������*,  ^fM- 7'/'- s  x  lublic Worship at 11 a. m. and  I p.m.  tbbath School at 12.15-  spcakcr.  The: first of a scries of dances  to no given "by the Maple Leaf  Club was held in Avalon Theatre  on Wednesday night, March 20.  If thc dances increase in popularity in accordance with Hhc  first, Lee Morris will havc to  build an addition to the theatre  to accommodate thc merrymakers." \  Wm  hbmestc  non  Arthur Lidslone is leaving  for Okanagan Cen Ire this week.  He has rented a fruit farm there  and intends lo go ins for fruit'  growing this summer.  "s:H7sPeers is moving^ c,rv\c^ion consisted of Mesdamesj^c,1^^,rs- McAlpine, Summb^  fonrl������������������,,������������������to;>L- >������������������  h^  nV.ii  l.i^f: I Arnolt:   Fowler.   PattenV MnlnJ^1'1*^1' secretary,. Mrs. FVDoher-  Vm 'n-iilov *L������������������.innA,i  *    i-       S:H.;Speersismoving"i:is drv cgation consisted, of Mesdaihcsi  ^i������������������x\   *.  letVrT   toJm S<>ods "stock  to  the "Bell bldck Arnolt,   Fowler, ;Patte������������������7Ivi^in,^  lestead last week, trom Ver-, ^ ^ oc-pyingX ������������������S Sharpe; TliomaM'^all,} Hunter, l������������������  '. u -i. formerly used by thc Red Cross f^^ViSiminglon Vmd Gamble.JII  . A road mccling was -held in  lhc Grandview" Bench schocH-  housc last.Saturday night. It  was decided to send in a petition asking the government to  finish the new road through lo  the Salmon Arm road.  ^������������������ *lt   ^f ** fcr ** tr sr   sr   sr,   sr   sr   sr   -r   ������������������m  *t   St   *<. Jt   st   st   st   st   st   55 st   st   st   )5 st  X M  *> CREEEK NEWS     X  DEEir  l><)  ���������������������������o<  ()������������������=>co  PS  hi I US  1 ueiaJ  E3  Ship lo us direct���������������������������Thc lop market price paid  nnd'equitable grading made���������������������������-No delays al any  point.  Wc arc registered wilh and recognized by lhc  United Slates War Trade Roard and all the collectors of customs under license P. F. B. 30, and  you can send your furs direct to us by our tag'or  any tag, changed lo suit, if marked "Furs of Canadian Origin" and your furs will come right  through.  Jhe rules and ethics of the exchar^e do not permit of sending put alluring price-lists, yet we give  you an exact and expert grading and pay you at  a *Jte of vfivc to twenty-five cents more on, the dollar than the average advertising fur company as  we cut out all middlemen's profit tn dealing  direct with you.  ST. LOUIS FUR EXCHANGE  7th & Chestnut, St.Louis, Mo., U. S. A.  4  s  ���������������������������D  r*s  A  (1  i  s  i  W  ly liscdby  as a Jca room.  J. Mackay arrived on Friday  from Didsbury with a carload cf  effects. Mr. Mackay says thcrc  is "lob,much-'wind on lhc prairie  to suit him and is glad to gel  back to the Sunny Okanagan.  Mr. Mackay was- instrumental  in bringing two other families  from the prairie lown lo reside  in Enderby district.  ' ' x ������������������-  "Mr. N. Landon, who for jlie  pasl few.years has successfully  farmed thc DchVrt-rahcii near  Enderby, has pui.'"'i:a'scd lhc  Shubert place ncav Armslrong  and Mr. and Mrs. . Landoii  arc movin-: to theiv new home  ihis. wee -:.���������������������������__Thcv- ha.vc. a J i ns I -n f-  r, Vernon, arid Ircasurciy-Mrs/  W. SNycrdfagcr, Kclowha!    -  ' s-/s^  ' "~"s. ^"7V->^k|  .i r . l.     ,-*���������������������������   J   ���������������������������-l -   ���������������������������J ^4 ���������������������������*-;* f-i ���������������������������  ^    y    >       l.-Z"j^~rJ*-*'-M  7j -*1" . '-    *>r" *jv"*"'-  * ��������������������������� f        ������������������J'*'*V  S? 'S.  ������������������. ���������������������������>      >   .s       ~       k ^tr  Bale By  Public Aootloo  I am instructed by A. Liudrofc, to  sell by pnfclic auction at the farm  on the south side of- Bnonet School  from Stepney Siding on  hi/  ���������������������������9  S^L-__mfr}^ SPECIAL ^s^s  SSS52^S^?t  % jf miio  m  friends in Enderby dislrict who  will regret lo lose them. All  wish Ihem success and happiness in their new iicld.  Thc case of Cross vs. Teece  i  i  i  I  x x xx x i; x x x x x x x x x  Miss.   N.   Jamieson   returned  la sirwcci^iTOiiYiK"mnioops. "  .- x  An error was made lasl week.  It is Mr. Knock who has rented  lhc Gorle place.  *���������������������������*  *���������������������������*  W. McEwen has rented Robt.  Peel's ranch, on thc Salmon Arm A Son occupied the small debts  court   Friday" afternoon.     The  case was for $91 balance alleged  to be due in respect of potatoes  sold by plaintiff lo defendants.  ,,Defence  alleged   potatoes   were  not up lo grade, and had l0 be  sorted  lo make  them, saleable.  X    decision was reached on the  merits of the case, judgment being ghen lo lhc circct ;hal thc  evidence    on    both    sides    was  faulty.    .  2 o'clock.sharp  All  bis   livestock  and  farm implements  ��������������������������� - X [   .  vf-  s'U  For fall list, see posters  tl Wo   will  cciul   ill is'now LDISON  "j DmtCND   AiYBEROLV ������������������iul  M.jjelcciiojL  road.  sr  In spile of the'bad weather lhc  monthly   service  conducted   by  kfRev.  J.  A.  Dow  was  well  at  tended.  X  Terms  O������������������& sItl  Mat. Hassen, Auctioneer  Armstrorj?. B. C.  sj J  froiij otir -l-,n00 tin wen fi liie Blue  al Ainl)i.*i o! K(.cor������������������Is io vour home  U   lor Five Itnys' till TRIAL  t-  !/J;     I'm Li\ iilri:s find fiicc  List lrrcc  Ki  Col  Hood Matifmery w ������������������  ^    liditon DiKtrilililor-Tor iIicOI:;iii:!k:ii>    \S  p|    .     vj;rno:.t, e.c. i  .1.  >o  This   is   the   lambing season  and a modest suggestion is offered to thc busy farmer of tbe  "wasters." These arc lhc lambs  that need care, those thai havc  lost their mothers and have lo'  bc botllc fed, onc of a set of  twins or triplets that is not vig-  jj lorous or enterprising enough to  jl j rustic for his food and so gets  left  and1'���������������������������'trampled  upon by "a  large flock.    Think how useful  it would bc for the farmer lo  have a lisl of schoolchildren, m  Enderby,    for'   instance,    who  have a small lawn and the use  of a  stable and whose, parents  JM would  bc  willing  lo  let  them  fi  bring up onc of these lambs. It  Y would  be  a   lamb   club  and   a  j]J yearly show could be held and  x If rizes given.        .  wsp������������������  We Stand Corrected  Last week's Enderby Notes  said "Put 'pep' in' thc garden,  etc."  Wrong! Put a bottle of "pep"  in a man's skin and then put  him in lhc garden and fine him  if lhc hoc gels rusty.  Smith's  HY  LEARY  GARAGE  D. C. i,EAKY,  Proprietor  > FORD, DEALER    - .  Repairs tc all makes ofcars.    P.iohc 22  ARMSTRONG, B.C.  Just clip an old tire over thc ..one   you have on  your wheel. >r  Thoroughly   tried   ont ;\ud proved.    Si;irt   tLe'  season   right.,     No    pniiftun s. You can run tho  -whole season on your old   tirt^s. ^ole   Airnstrccg  Agent- .            .  D, J. Fletcher, Ofianepn Garage  Who has theui   all fitted ready to demonstrate^"  Price:   .$10.00 full set (4 wheels)  .,:        ..,$5.50  half-set {2 wheels) . .       v>  KEEP YOUR OLD   TIRES 1" I  OKANAGAN COMMONER  THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1919  <*>  r\  te:  ~r\\  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  In the matter of thc estate of Edward Stokes, late of the City of  Armstrong, in the Province of  British Columbia, deceased.  NOTICE is hereby given that all  persons having any claims or demands against the late. Edward  Stokes, who died on or about the  1 Gth day of December, 1918. *at  Armstrong, in the Province of British Columbia, are required to send  by post, prepaid, or to deliver to  !the undersigned administratrix of  the estate of the said Edward  Stokes, their names and addresses  and full particulars in writing of  their claims and statements of their  accounts,, and-the nature of the securities, if anv, held by them.  AND TAKE NOTICE that after  the 31st day of March, A. D. 1919,  the undersigned will proceed to  distribute the assets of the said deceased among the persons entitled  thererto having regard only, to  claims of which she shall then have  had notice, and that the undersigned will not be liable for the  said,assets nor any part thereof to  .anv person of whose claim she  shall not then havc received notice.  AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE  -that all monies owing by any person or persons to the late Edward  Stokes, are to be paid to the undersigned forwith.  Dated al Armstrong, British Columbia, this 2Cth day of February,  A. D. 1919.  HANNAH  STOKES,  Administratrix, Armstrong,'13. C.  82-41  The Kinmel Park Affair  The Right Supplies  make even bad weather seem better  if yQH !?!������������������������������������!' t?>ke your car out in a  stor'ai.  We carry the best lubricant  -oils  greases and gasoline.  We also'   do expert repair work  promptly at  .  Our Garage  Okanagan Garage  Armstrong, B.C.  rtone 77  Agents for McLaughlin and Chevrolet Car*  . Our  Want Ads  are  Winners  Fishing       /  or Dollars  Aro you satisfied  -with the catch ?  Are you using-the  best bait?  Classified Want  Ads.   in   this  paper bring  *vs������������������\ results.  I PAY CASH for POULTKY  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  There is an estimated decrease of 28,000,000 head of  callle in the principal countries  of Europe. Years must elapse  before European, beef and dairy  production is hack lo normal.  Thc riots at Kinmel Park will rank amongst the  saddest and most depressing events of the war.  That men who have done lhcir duty to the limit  since the first should bc shot down by their fellows when almost in sight of their long desired  embarkation for home, is heartbreaking. What  a wrench to the- already sorely tried feelings oi  their relatives and friends who were waiting for  them on Canada's shore! -..  The saddest thing of all is that is is the direct  result of incompetent management, and of the  callous indifference on the part of thcresponsible  authorities. The affair comes as no surprise to  the men who have passed through Kinml Park.  The conditions there are as bad as. bad can be, and  a spark has only beeir needed at any time during  the past six weeks to produce some such similar  conflagration.  The men assembled in the camp have been in  a state of inflammatory excitement for weeks  past; not merely from lack of shipping, but because of the cruelly hard conditions under which  thcy were expected to exist while waiting.  The food was bad, badly prepared, and quite  insufficient. Thc men, literally, have been starved,  and maintained themselves in condition only by  buying food in the towns and villages of thc district. , As numbers of them were financially  "broke'' and were unable to obtain their pay on  account of somc failure on thc pari of thc authorities to make thc necessary arrangements, many  of lhc men, perforce, had to go hungry.  The sleeping acommodalion was unfit for cattle���������������������������CVCn cattle arc provided with straw bedding.  Bul the men who have sacrificed their all for Canada and the world were not expected lo rest themselves in mid-win Icr sleeping on lhc bare floors  of draughty and cold huts. Even thc poor comfort of wooden sleeping platforms to raise their  bodies a few inches above thc draughts on thc  floor was denied, although thai.was asked for, and  there were plenty in slore. All that was provided  were three clirly, and oftentimes verminous, old  blankets.  Can it bc wondered at that serious dissatisfaction should1 arise? As a fact deaths as a result of  thc hardships entailed were common, while many  othcr men suffered in health without reporting  themselves as ill, for fear thcy might lose their  position in regard to embarkation.  Then there was lhc matter of discrimination  and thc giving ol* preference to draftees and others  less entitled to preference, instead of to the. volunteers of three and four years' service* This is a  matter of common knowledge, and requires something more than the excuses that have been ofli-  cially made lo give it justification.  Thc worst feature of all is the attempt that is  now being made to put thc whole blame on the  men. It is.said "that it is not attempted in thc  slightest degree to excuse thc conduct of thc men  who look pari in lhc disturbance. Many of the  offenders havc already been placed under arrest,  who with others involved will bc vigorously dealt  with."  This is simply abominable. These men- who  havc been goaded by cruelly and unfair treatment  into a series of reprehensible acts, are lo bc made,  scapegoats, while the real culprits, (he persons responsible for the conditions lhal havc caused the  (rouble, are to gel off scot free.  Such cannol hc lhc lasl word in the matter. A  military tribunal is now going on; bul if a report  satisfactory lo lhe men is not forthcoming a morc  searching investigation before an'impartial tribunal, preferably wilh a jury, must bc demanded.  Thc real culprit must bc brought into lhc light,  and lhal wilhoul fear or favor.���������������������������B. C. Veterans'  -Wcuklv;   Nol So Serious, if Healthy  Two Irishmen met at a country fair and held  lhc following conversation: "Ah, Pal, sure, is it  you?'" "Vis; an' il's heen a long lime since we  mel. "What's thc news?*' "It's married 1 am,  i\n'd I've a lillle boy who looks jusl like me." Thc  olher looked al him critically I'or a moment and  Ihen replied consolingly "Well, I shouldn't mind  so long a.s he's healthy."  "Thc farmers of the great Province of Ontario will bc surprised lo learn from the Dominion Bureau of Statistics that the average of their  farm lands, improved and unimproved, including  buildings, is only $57 per acre, thc same as Quebec, while in British Columbia the average is  $139 per acre." says the Toronto Globe. Climate,  productiveness and specializing may help to explain the difference.  Speedy Days.of Yore  Old timers will recall thc days of long ago  when thc speed over lhe Okanagan line is illustrated in the following:  Railway Clerk���������������������������"Anolhcr farmer is suing us  on account of his cows."  Manager���������������������������"What, killed by our trains?"  "No, not exactly. Hc complains of thc passengers leaning out of lhe windows and milking  them as the trains go by."  PRINT'S PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS  Laymen are usually better qualified to advise  those in deep trouble than are thc clergy. The  layman's path through life has not been paved for  him,and as a consequence he knows much about  men's work-day trials.  There is something to think about in the statement of a divine who told his congregation there  were no unbelievers in hell.  Sonie atliiests may have gone "over the top" in  tlie theatre of war; none returned an athiest.  Nobody loves a goody-goody youth. After a  lad is properly -graduated from Sunday School  a bit of a fling will not hurt him���������������������������provided he  keeps''himself both physically and morally clean.  After a wade in the social mire thc mud may  be washed off, but a stain remains���������������������������and whitewash will not hide it.  Birds of a feather gather no moss, but rolling  stones of ten flock together.  If you arc a married man and somc time indulge in a flirtation with a pretty girl, tell your  wife all about it���������������������������before someone else tells. It  pays.  War Savings Stamps pay 4V2 per cent interest  compounded.  A POLITICAL LEXICON  Loyalty���������������������������Thc extent to which you will stick by  thc machine, regardless of everything else.  Patriotism���������������������������Love of parly.  Constituent���������������������������Thc man you know you can fool  part of the lime, and hope you can fool all thc  time. -  Appropriation���������������������������Thc price, of your ignorance  and cupidity and sectionalism, for which" you  make lhc majority pay."  (l Divine Providence���������������������������What you call lhc system  of graft, chicanery or partisanship by which you  hope to win-  Wc Save Systematically.  Thrift Stamps save "quarters."        "V    *  W.S.S. means $5 for $4 in 1924  Save by thc WSS. plan.  The cosl of heating an.8-roomcd house by electricity is given as $375 for the winter season at  lhe rate of onc cent per kilowatt-hour or 0.75 cent  per horse-power hour, and the cost of heating thc  same house by anthracite coal, at $90, in Bulletin  No. 6 of thc Advisory Council for Scientific and  Industrial Research,; entitled "Thc Heating of  Houses," by A. S. L. Barnes.  God���������������������������A word used occasionally to give a dignified appearance to something you ��������������������������� are "putting  over" on the country. ���������������������������.----    IfWou are. thinking of purchasing  watches, Jewellery, Diamonds, Cut-  Glass, Silverware, Clocks, etc. Look  up any catalogue you may have,  pick out what j'ou want, JE$t*.t:  instead of sending order out of the  Okanagan, send order to us. All  3'ou do is give name of catalogue  Page and number. We do the rest  at  same   prices and terms.  O. J. X^rJEMTlE^  Okanagan's Jeweller, Vernon, B.C.  The Difference  Tommy and Tim my were" bored stiff. Thcy  were short of cigarettes, and hungry. Thcy both  sat silent for a time, then Tommy5suddenly burst  out:      ,  "Fancy, Tim, a munition worker gets $60 a  week for making shells!" J  "Yus," growled Tim, "and wc get $t a day for  stoppin' 'cm."  Thc largest American flag in existence bangs in  the main hall of the Grand Central Railway Ter-  minal in New York. It measures eighty feci by  onc hundred and sixty feet; the slripcs arc six  feel wide, and each of thc stars measures five and  one half feci across from point to point.  6uy  W-55  Where  You  Seelhis  Read  the Figures  Notice how the cost���������������������������and the  cash value���������������������������of the stamp advances each month until, on the  1st day ot January, 1924, the  pominion of Canada is pledged  to pay $5.00 for each W-S.S:  _., *[���������������������������  Try ''Commoner''  Want A^s.  tt .  A name that stands for the-best in hotel service  King p<Jww| HpN,     ft5w;;. tt  HUSKRAT  WINTER  FALL  WUm OR FURRED. CASED  COYOTE !&������������������  3.00to 2.50  2.30to 1.90  Ms I.EXTRA LARGE  EXTRA TO AVERAGE  30.00to24.00  22.00 to 18.00  2.2510 1.75  J.SOto |.60  NH LARGE  EXTRA TO AVERAGE  22.00to.18.00  16.00to 14.00  ).60to 1.30  I.SOto UO  N91.MEDIUM  EXTRA TO AVERAGE  16.00to 14.00  12.00(o 10.00  IJOto   .90  l.OOto  .80  N? I. SMALL  EXTRA TO AVERAGE  12.00 to 10.00  9.00to 7.00  l.OOfo   .75  .85to  .00  N?2  ASTO SIZE 8 QUALITY  12.00(0 6.00  9.00(o 5.00  .50to  .40  ,35tQ  25  N������������������3  ASTOStZEfiQUAUTY  3.00fo ZOO  2.00(0 1.50  SH0T.DAMAGED  AND KITTS  AT HIGHEST  MARKETVALUE  THESE  EXTREMELY  HIGH PRICES  QUOTED FOR  IMMEDIATE  SHIPMENT  For more than thirty-five years "SHUBERT" has becn giving Fur Shippers an honest and liberal assortment���������������������������paying the highest market  prices���������������������������(ending return* out promptly���������������������������rendering "better service"���������������������������"quicker." No license is required to ship Canadian Raw. Furs from  any part of Canada to "SHUBERT." Shipments valued at more than $100 must be marked "GENERAL IMPORT JJCENSE P B F 30."  "SHVBERT" Wants British Columbia Fwrs���������������������������All Yeu Can SJiip  A "SHUBERT-TAG ENVELOPE" on your shipment means "more money" ������������������������������������������������������.-������������������������������������������������������-.-.,.  ,, ��������������������������� for your furs���������������������������"quicker"���������������������������"thebast and promptest SERVICE in tho.world."   : ^,t'J%/*>--;*������������������?iji-V-*  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������'&'     r J V   GET A SHIPMENT OFF TODAY- 'T^^^S ������������������������������������������������������'":  " There is No Duty on Haw Furs Coming Into Chicago from Any Part of Canada''        " -s��������������������������� Thursday, march 2<.:> 1919  ^KANATt/N   rOM^p^KR  $!^IJ^������������������S#  ������������������E*GiliETTCO.lJQ.a  Raise two crops of pigs a year,  is the common practice in thc  Eastern ancl Central States  V. SAUDER GO.  Corner Schubert St. and Railway  Ave  iox217~ \<   Phone 341  VERNON, B. C  BOLD STEAL ATTEMPTED  fHe Men Who Make Our Shoe*  snow' their business,, -They have  Ispent^a life time at.JtV The result is .shoes J:tb at ..-contain .all -the  elements of style and "grace, with  lhe greatest amount of comfort, ':  ':'^Fo.rSpjring;Vfear,:; *- -'">  V7e are.showing all the,' newest  shapes aa, well* as the good old,  favorites, ; We could say a lo  IbW tbeir beaiity and low, prices,'  (but we,prefer.that yon- jndge; for  ydnraejf in a personal visit.,  rjir Armstrong   poof   Stor*  Qppoxnfp Qper* flow*  |M >r������������������pc>������������������������������������ pf r*fwrin*ffo**  i MAT ��������������������������� j[ASSPN;  ; Auctioneer an4J-ivestocH ;;  ���������������������������*    \^___ tj _f_  : salesman  A������������������MSTf*ONCiH^P. cr;:  I have   a   wide   acquaintance  amongst   buyers.   . Consult    me  ^  - when you want to   hold   a sale   $  Also send me particulars of  1 iv  surplus stock you wish to dispose  of.  \  PHONE No. 34  C. V. 13. License No. 9-3409  if you haven't tried our hams  [and  bacon you have   not had  the best  Geo. B. Sharpe  Wholesale and Retail Butcher  Enderby  According to tlie Toronto Salurdaj7 Night there  is now on file on behalf of the Shell Transport  and Trading Company, an application for an exclusive right to explore "during the war and for  five years after the- declaration of peace,'" two  hundred and fifty thousand square miles of the  area of Alberta and Northwestern Canada, out of  which the applicant may at the termination of  the five ycars after the declaration of peace, select  twenty-five thousand square miles of territory for  its own purposes.  Thc application is for the whole of thc Province of Alberta lying to thc north of fifty-fifth  degree of north latitude for lhat part of the  Northwest Territories bounded on the south by  the north boundary of Alberta, on thc cast by the  eastern boundary of Alberta, on the north by thc  sixty-fifth parallel of latitude, and on thc west by  the eastern boundary of British Columbia.  The application is made subject tp whatever  rights havc bcen granted in thc territory named  but lapsing leases fall to the company. The company asks free grant of un gran led lands for pipe  lines, storage and factory sites, highways, 'phone  and telegraph lines, etc., etc. Thc company asks  that plant and equipment used be duty free; lhal  the company have full advantage of the present  bonus'on crude, whicb is in force till 1930, and  that after lhat the royally be not greater than 3c  per barrel; that there, shall be no rental charge  against the company and that its property shall  be exempt from taxation i'or fifteen' years. Tbe  company asks for the privilege of being allowed  to dispose of its rights to whomsoever it wishes  in the manner prescribed in the present regulations, and asks that in the event of the government requiring to hand over any of the land within the area to the Hudson Bay in fulfillment of  the ancient treaty with tliat company,, that the  interests of the company, be regardedV  " In return fortius, the company.undertakes to  explore the territory "in a manner commensurate  with the size of the concession," and after 6 per  cent cumulative has been paid on the capital, tb  share the remainder, fifty-fifty, with the Government of Canada. ���������������������������'"'-"/���������������������������  ~ To clear the ground, it is as ^yell to make plain  at thc outset that this application, if granted, with  the privilege of disposal of any part of the. rights,  would amount to a free gift-of the oil resources.  By the simple, procedure of "disposing of rights to  subsidiary companies" and syphoning thc profits  through a;.iiumbcr of these, the'amount finally  reachihg".the parent'company could-scarcely bc  expected to ever "overtake the cumulative. 6 rper  cent. Canada coiildrnoV hope tb get a-"dollar.-The  appUcation, therefore;:is for:a gratuity. -.' :.VV .  "Is -" + ^      *   S j? **,-*. , ���������������������������'���������������������������"���������������������������, j  ��������������������������� &  Must Start Advertising Campaign  Curiosities of Sound  There are mysteries in the transmission of  sound that have never yet becn fathomed. For  example, the guns of tlie Orion are said "to have  been heard ninety-seven miles away, though inaudible to those much nearer, and it is on record  that thc reverberation of thc battle of Waterloo  reached many piaccs in Kent, though General  Colville and his detachment heard nothing of il  a dozen miles away. Whistles, hoots, sirens, and  noises of all kinds havc been tested by the Trinitv  House in order lo find a noise which wilL be infallibly heard for^a certain distance���������������������������ih vain.  They may all be heard at a dozen miles and bc  inaudible at half a mile. Ma 113' of the disasters  about our coasts arc doubtless due to that mysterious "soundless zone" in which the human  car cannot catch the warning. But no onc has  ever discovered the reason of lhat deaf spot or  prophesied ils varying locality.���������������������������"Westminster  Gazette."  A War Stamp Net  They are' going .after!! busjmessjn the right way  iri the States.. An extensive advertising .campaign  throughout' tbe country will put.business on its  feet and relieve, the, present, stagnation. Soger  W. Pubson, director of thp information service  of the department.of labor at Wasbington>.and a  husincss; authority* has sent/statements, fo Jiig  businessmen of the country urging increased ack  yertising as a means, of ushering in an ^era of  prosperity.    .     . .        ������������������  "My advice to the merchant," Parson says, "is  this: por your own interest and for the good of  the country, increase the advertising appropriation for }9Jt9. Prosperitjvdepends upon tbe consumer: If there is not a market for goods they  will Oof be produced.  M]3usiness jfe now- stagnant because nohocjy  wants to buy*.even though people have heen deprived of things during the war. Psychologically  we bave not recovered from the shock of war.  "The time Jo buy the things wc need is here,  hut the people will not respond to a single appeal.  ~A general campaign of^icl^v^tising~is7ricce!^"  sary to get business going again. Dealers in all  sorts of commodities should advertise tbem���������������������������in  newspapers, magazines, and other accepted  mediums. Only in tbis way can the demand be  created."  R. p. jWhet Pead  B. p. Bitbct, aged seventy-five ycars  bead of the wholesale firm of B. p. Bithet & Company of Victoria and San Francisco, and a resident of the Pacific Coast for fifty-seven ycars.  dicd Thursday night. lie was mayor of Victoria  in 1885 and '86 and was elected to thc Provincia'  Legislature as a member for that city in 1894  serving one term. He was thc leading spirit in  the enterprise for thc construction of the British  Pacific Railway, by which it was proposed tr  connect Vancouver Island with the Mainland by  way of Seymour Narrows. Thc enterprise, after  occupying an important place in Uic debates-in  the Legislature, never materialized.,. Mr. Rithcl  was the prime mover in thc Columbia Flouring  Mills when that enterprise was running in Enderby.  During recent-years Mr. Rithet had spent most  of his time in"~San Francisco looking after bis  business lhere. Hc was president of the California find Hawaiian Sugar Refinery Company and  also of Welch & Company, both representing extensive rcsponsibilitiesV -  Thc British Columbia Division of the National  War Savings Committee is covering the Province  wilh a net tlirough which it is becoming morc and  morc dillicult for even the smallest piaccs to escape. If the money order] offices or banks arc  not available for the purchase of stamps, thc local committees are now approaching the general  stores in outlying places and these are purchasing  the stamps and reselling thenrto their customers.  These stores are in many cases able to purchase  the stamps on credit from the wholesale houses  with which they do, business, the latter-finding it  lielpful to assist the-campaign in tliis way.  It was very difficult to enable people in some of  these small places to purchase the stamps owing  to the lack.of money order offices and banks, and  in consequence this method was adopted so as to  allow of the purchase of the. stamps locally instead of people being obliged _td~go several miles  to the nearest money order office. This has becn  one of the great difficulties which face the Provincial committee arid it now scemsthat the difficulty .has been surmounted.  -ii',-I.JLt  One to Nine Stick  Approximately one out_of cvcrjMiinc marriages  in the United States ;is terminated by^divorce, ac-  cording to. figures compiled byithejmreau of the  census.7 The highest rates were returned for Nevada," Montana and.Ofegori,i!which show 607^, 323  and. 225 respectively^ Desertion is shown, by\ the  figuresjito have' been the^'causc -for about 38 ���������������������������pcr  cent of the-divorces. iBecdrds also show that the  marriage) rate, in I91(i_;was>i,050 per:;lo6,0()0, or  nine .times^greaJter than \\\e divorcevrate, of^ i\%  per f00,000.-;r*_- V 7/ //{- :V/>V -.;-, ''������������������%.  Gratuities and Pensions  /. Twenty-nine thousand applications, for gratuities have, heen receive*! at .the" paymaster's  hranch of the'militia department at .Ottawa from  members of the; Canadian expeditionary, forces  who were: discharge^ .Jiefore the" armistice was  signet}, op November, f%. VAJreatjy; 26,000 first  payment an<J 20,000. second payment checks haye  heen.issued hy the .department.to. suctf applicants.. Of the remainder-a considerable number  have heen rejected,'while others are being bejel  over for investigation,:   : .',    -   .  The paymaster's branch is at present disbursing f2 million a month airid sending out two hun-  drd thousand checks of every variety in the same  period. Meanwhile new accounts are being  opened because of the epidemic of marriages that  has^struckJhe.-Canadian camps .overseas   7  For correct  time, phone  Stokes  the Jeweled  ---I .vrl  ���������������������������V :V  A A      SS,t "^ ,(,  ^ I  ��������������������������� -     ZL t -, * "������������������    ">^~ s     ' -    *      r    ~ - ' j. ~- .*  '���������������������������        .. *-    * ,       7    ���������������������������*'     ft *  -       - ������������������     - _^    -->"������������������ ^ hT-^l I  rjifmv + *t*^*\  77 7^/r77sWm  v- ��������������������������� ~-'*���������������������������**���������������������������v.-PMl  ���������������������������r-S'S"-''S7?M?\  - rV-VViV7^.^i[  i- -    ��������������������������������������������� r.:,1-i  5qj.l  .... <-S'-z i'-^..,:'^  ... .. S-srSSS'ix  ���������������������������" J.'"-?''.''; S'aSz&S'zS  j<-"j  ^V    T?'''^'\^f-v*.-  VJ'/V 7" 7. 77s- -.1 ,���������������������������; .jiss-^-sil'sS^^^-  -   ', "       *-������������������������������������������������������A-<r~"   ' ������������������������������������������������������-..    ."...-;/-���������������������������"J-7w>Ms|  t  --:���������������������������-    .-   -   .- *'��������������������������� ^^~4r-^,^--^s^-?fl  S    v. ���������������������������-",*���������������������������--'V'Vf"'7;\-TJJ. ���������������������������!*C^<-T.''������������������'$l7\  .--- r.1-^-- ���������������������������-* -.^��������������������������� aa-'A. *'..-'^ ���������������������������."���������������������������*-i?t~������������������%\  Canadian soldiers are still marrying at the rate  of-300 a weelc, and in each case tlie gratuity is  involved.  Equality  There is something like.a play on words in the  Japanese demand tbat the Socitev of Nations  should place all nations on an equality. Equality  has a wide range of meanings. When a country  determines not lo receive immigrants of a certain  race it does not of necessity say that this race is  inferior lo those accepted. Thcy may be equal  nnd not suitable. The races excluded, might place  lie same restrictions on their own immigration.  Thc Society of Nations is not a superstate effacing thc nations which compose it. Within lhis  society thc nations will exist and maintain their  iwn domestic all'airs. If thc British Empire  ihooscs not to admit any race, its right to refuse can not be questioned. Morc lhan that, thc  different Dominions in the Empire bave their individual right. It would be a curious thing if  thc Society of Nations should exercise over thc  domestic affairs of ils members greater authority  than the British Empire claims over the domestic  affairs of Canada.���������������������������Vancouver Province.',  Over fifteen million people have died from influenza, or, as it is frequently termed, black  plague. This total is larger than the killed in the  wars of the last three centuries.  ss ^ -  ��������������������������� 1* ji?  - -t������������������i-f" ir'*J������������������s*Sfl������������������'  \%-S%F^0l  j 'VV  1   t-  s:-mm  ���������������������������*��������������������������� *)'(��������������������������� *  ���������������������������*--���������������������������' 'Ar-^^vl  ���������������������������  1              "t                           "j  -. " r -iiSfi1*!  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I  M  V     ���������������������������       r      ^S-C^.*   Vl      1  -*         r       \  J        .w-JV'l  Sent! ws your subscription  to tlie Commoner-$2.oo  Are you going to 4o any  BuiWingr ������������������r 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 . ��������������������������� 2.50  OKANAGAN SAW MILLS, Ltd. OKANAGVS!   COMMONER  THURSDAY, MARCH  27, 1919 \\  CLASSIFIED ADVTS.  2c a   word   first insertion: lea word  thereafter.    25e minimum  FOR SALE  ONE-registered Yorkshire boar, 17  months old.   Apply  YENABLES BROS.  Phone 4905 K. R. 2, Vernon, B. C.  FOR SALE���������������������������Few bushels seed corn,  Quebec 28. Apply E. A. Norman.  Armstrong.  SG-tf "  FOR SALE (Cheap) or to rent, 112  acres at Knob Hill. Twenty acres  ���������������������������'cleared! good house ancl buildings  ���������������������������some orchard, and small  fruit.  H. Hawkins, Armstrong.     86-tf  FOR SALE���������������������������Fine young grey mare,  rising seven, sound   ancl  a good  .���������������������������worker.    About  1,350 pounds   H.  A. Allison, Armstrong.        86-tf  HATCHING EGGS ��������������������������� From our  Champion "Bred-to-Lay" and  prize winning Barred Plymouth  Rocks. *2.U0:V^.r>0. and *:">.<)()  per setting. HA. Allison, Arm-  strong.        - -      iS(i-lt  FOR SALE���������������������������Buggv, ���������������������������T'G.;.00: single  harness,       i>2(J.(JU. Buckskin  horse, 8 years old: a good ijuiel  driver for women and children:  not afraid of" autos: will stand  where vou leave him: weight  about 1100 ��������������������������� *73.00. Will sell  above outfit complete for SlaO-OO.  Also   two    International  gasoline'  - engines: one lo h.p.���������������������������S230; one  i,j h.p.���������������������������S200. Both will run on  coal oil or distillate and equipped  with magnetos. Two wagons: one  in good shape with box, $25.00;  one" needing repair for $15.00.  N. A. -Hayes, Armstrong      59-2t  SEED PEAS FOR SALE���������������������������Eight cts.  a pound, f.o.b._ Mara. Jas. Bell,  Mara. 86-tf  HATCHING EGGS ��������������������������� Silver Cam-  pines; prize winners: $2.50 per  setting Also Campine cockerels  and pullets for sale. E. A.Spar-  row.   Enderby. 50-3  FOR    SALE���������������������������Two  driving horses.  Apply \V. H. Horrex, R.R. I. 59-lt  FOR SALE ��������������������������� Light democrat and  ' wagon, both" in first class condi-  fron, or will trade for horse about  11501b    Box 151, Armstrong-59-2t  FOR SALE ��������������������������� Returned Berkshire  brood sow"; and'S. C. White Leghorn cockerels. T. D. Mitchell,  Armstrong.  84-2t  '.MAILING LISTS ��������������������������� Multi-typewritten letters, multigraphing, addressing, mailing, campaigns developed, sales analvsis, advertising    counsel,    catalogs,    folders,  -"���������������������������'��������������������������� .sales letters, etc. Prompt attention given to all orders. Address  The Central West, Limited, Wat-  rous. Sask.  HATCHING . ECGS���������������������������Rhode Island  Reds, from mature stock. All  prize winners. 'Write or phone.  L.  E.  Smilh., Armstrong.  84-4  3'OR    SALE���������������������������An    excellent   heifer  coming.2 years due to calve Apr.  3rd, or a good cow^C years old,  milking.    D.  J. WoIsh,r Enderby.  .   , .    o 82-2   WANTED���������������������������Quiet horse, with  buggy and harness. Apply  Rev. R Alderson, Armstrong.  FOR SALE-White Rosk eggs:  $300 per setting of 13. S- E-  Thomas. Armstrong. 86-tf  HATCHING EGGS ��������������������������� For sale  from my picked pens of pure  bred S. C W. Leghorns at  prices cost; $1.00 per 13, S7.00  ye' hundred. A. C- Fulton,  Arrest o :g,  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  ���������������������������SEALED TENDERS will be receded  bv the undersigned up to 6 p. ni.  fhursdny, the 10th of April, 191!),  Vir lhe labor of all kinds necessary  for the construction and erection of  a church, frame building, at Grind-  -Todf=Ifc*<&  Plans and specifications may be  seen al the Rectory,.Enderby. The  lowest or any tender not necessarily  accented.  Grindrod church building com-  inillec,  per H. T. Twigg, Secretary.  Enderby,  B.C., March 25h, 1919.  Home first  When   buying groceries  look  to quality and price.    Today-the  big end ol llie expenditures goes  for .something lo cat and wear,  tn our grocery department wc  cany the best in Hour, canned  meats, hams and bacons, fruits  ancl ���������������������������' vegetables     (canned    and  fresh), sugars cereals, nuts, oranges.   Taney    biscuits,    cakes,  and cooking necessaries. All thc  best brands and prices right.  Vv. J. Woods  CO-OPERATIVE COMMUNITIES  For a time both ihe Provincial Government  and the Dominion Government sought to discourage the idea of co-operative community settlement proposed by the Empress - of Asia returned soldiers. The men desire to be allowed to  settle on a suitable tract of land as a co-operative  community, they lo select their own buying" and  selling organizations and to prepare the land for  cropping. With visions of Rusisan Bolshevism  before them our political leaders did not take  kindly to the proposition at first,but since the  men's representatives have gone fully into the  matter with government leaders and dissipated  the Bolshevism scare in the minds of bur politicians,1 both governments are now- proposing to  assist the Asia men in carrying out their co-operative idea.  In a brief address before thco citizens of Enderby; last week, gathered to meet the returned  soldiers' repatriation commissioners who ������������������were"  here looking into the mailer of land available for  returned soldiers, Col. W. S. La I la modestly explained thc objects ol* thc Asia men, which are,  brielly, lo be allowed lo live in a community of  their own choice, and lo co-operatively work out  lhcir own salvation. Hc said thc Asia men slill  held to that desire, despite the opposition at  first apparent, and he hoped to see thc opposition  disappear when the objects of the Asia men were  better,"understood. He said representatives of  thc men were now in Ottawa interviewing thc  government and were making bead.  An-'Ottawa dispatch under date of March 22,..  stated that a complete understanding regarding  organized settlement of returned men in British  Columbial!jhas been arrived at with the Soldier  Settlement Board. The conference evolved a program which, it is expected, wall meet thc requirements of thc situation. Applicants for land  who desire0 to establish" themselves in organized  settlements,1 will be dealt with in the same way as  other -individuals. Thc selection and location 6f  the man's farm will be left as formerly in tlie  hands of tlie individual. It is,presumed that  Ijfio'cks'of land suitable for closer settlements can  be acquired by. the Soldier Settlement Board iii  Brilish Columbia. Iu each area sulliciciit acreage  suitably located will be reserved' so thaf'lhe settlers, if tbey desire it, will have thc opportunity o������������������  co-operatively purchasing for the purpose of establishing churches, schools, playgrojunds and  any other services which thcy may require. In  dealing with thc Empress of. Asia veterans, the  same procedure will������������������hc followed as in ordinary  cases. . '  PEACE CONFERENCE DELAYS  A Paris report three weeks ago staled  tliat/ when President Wilson "returned to the  Peace Conference he would find the peace terms  already decided and all he would have to do was  to accept them.. Jt would appear from a later report that such has not been the case. A Paris report of a'few days ago.said:  "The press are. unanimous in regretting the delay in preparing the peace terms caused by President Wilson's return.   The Figaro rjeprbdxices a  'Statement of an influential delegate wJicV when  asked to describe the method of the conference,  said:     '   -:" " :'  '"^"���������������������������TJicre-'is no method; questions will crop up  casually, and when tbey seem too difficult, their:  examination is adjourned to a later date.'  " 'Tlie absense of method and the absence of  doctrine,' continues the Figaro, 'will not contribute to or accelerate our labors, but if, in addition,  the delegates amuse themselvse by undoing what  thcy have done, as Penelope unwove her web,  when will they achieve anything?'  "The journal complains that tbe chiefs of the  ������������������������������������������������������gbl-kPg-iirc.resolved.to carry.on,:tlie.peace.ncgotia;  tions personally, displaying in this respect a degree of jealousy greater than lhat of monarchs  who, generally, have consented to delegate their  powers. The result is that Ihey havc to bc in various piaccs within brief intervals ,of- lime, and  Iheir absence from Paris retards decisions or renders these liable lo revision. On day's delay is  caused by thc conference waiting for Mr. Wilson,  anolher day wailing for Mr. Lloyd George, and'  thc article continues:  " 'Meanwhile weeks and months arc elapsing,  and the conclusion of peace, which the people arc  awaiting with legitimate impatience, is being indefinitely delayed.' "  Thc Provincial House is expected lo conclude  Ibc session between Thursday and Saturday ot  this week.  ~^>.  Enderby High School  Dr. Dow of Owen Sound, Ontario, who is at present visiting  his brother, Rev. J. A. Dow, was  the speaker at the 'High School  on Monday afternoon. In a clear  and convincing manner Dr. Dow  emphasized the value bf good  habits, companionship-and good  reading as the certain means of  acquiring thc greatest degree of  intellectual power. Ihe address  was much appreciated,.,being  timely and helpful.  Fear of the spread of Bolshevism into Rumania, Poland and  Gzecho-Slovakia as the result of  the setting up of the soviet government in Hungary is expressed by London newspapers.  WA1ER ACT 1914  Riparian Rights  Notice is hereby given that under  thc provisions of Section 6 of thc  Watcr Act 1914, every riparian proprietor claiming nny right to divert,  water, or to the exclusive use of  water for any purpose .-by virtue  only of his being such riparian proprietor as required on or before thc  1st, day of June, 1920, to file a statement of claim setting forth th<? particulars of his claim. Such statements of claim shall be filed in duplicate with the Water Recorder of  the t Water District in wliich the  water is diverted or used.   ���������������������������       -   . ���������������������������  After the first day of June, 1920,  no right to divert watcr or to the  exclusive use of water for any purpose shall exist by virtue only of  any ownership of land.  -Forms.of statement of claim can  be obtained from thc Water Recorders of the several Waler Districts  in the Province or from the Comp-  Buildings,' Victoria,  B.C. "  V Dated at Victoria,,B:C, this 11th  dav of March, 1919. c S T ��������������������������� >  ir * T. D. 1WITULLO,  3-27-6-30"       '     ''Minister-of Lands.  If you would wear the best in footwear, wear our shomj  We have the values and the'styles to fit all feet and [  suit all tastes.  Heavy shoes for lhe camp and the farm.    Standalfl  weights for business and evcry-day wear. "  Lighter weights for fancy wear.  Everything for  the  feet of men and boys.  And you will find our prices arc right.  Men's Wear Groceries Enderby, B. C.  Canadian Food Control  License No. 8-17170.  M  A  "LAND  REGISTRY  ACT,  (Section 24) ['s  In the matter of an''application; for  duplicate Certificate of Title No.  23893a issued to Mary J. L.Wol-:  i'enden, covering part of Lots 5  and 6. Map 771, Osoyoos Division  Yale District. .        Vi.\-. ���������������������������  ? 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 duplicate Certificate of Title covering  the above lands in the name of  Mary J. E.Wolfenden unless m the  meantime t shall receive -valid;objection thereto in writing.    .  Dated at the Land Registry Office,  Kamloops, B. C, this 19th day of  March, 19,9.       c       ppwARi  Pistrict Registrar.  UNJipspfiVPPSAt-P  Putt Mo  I am lottrwcM hy Mr. V. Swift  toteUbypwbbc auction nt th*  Bed |$aro ow fatttrww Av*. ������������������**  Protect that House !l  Tbey arc filling up again with people.    Thcy  arc worth what they cost lo build.    Increase its  value and add lo ils appearance.  PAINT IT  We sell PAINT for houses, barns, buggies',, automobiles,, wagons, floors, and every other purpose  for which PAINT and VARNISHES arc used.  ALABASTINE in all the standard colors; and'"  PAINTBRUSHES.; . :   '  We are adding many new lines to our general,  hardware stock and will give you the finest stock  to choose from that can be found in tlie Okanagan  Valley, combined with the best.of store service!  Our Plumbing and Tinsinithing department  will be right up to the mark, *   .      '      .  We arc prepared to give you value and'service.  1\  Fulton Hardware Co. ltd  ENDERBY, B. C.  Farm. Lighting  Auto Starting  lighting Ignition  Telephones    .; ;;V  Wiring  Accessories '  in  Agents for Northern7 Jplecjric Company, Vancouver.  Phone 288 . JSstfniates Frejl  Qfanef.g%n PJecMc  ���������������������������7  Fernie Pros.  Vernal)  JJjisl yonr property with ns for sale at once as tbe  demand is increasing-  at J .30  Hi������������������ Urm ai*4 JwwwJioW tffeet*  fw||    Particulars   in    poster*  Terms C**sJi  Mat. Hassan  Auction eer,  Armstrong  /  % ���������������������������    13 m  C. F. B. License" No. 8-12980.  CiilF St. Enderby  ENDERBY, B. C.  Garden and field Seeds  W have fresh stock of Rennie's McKcnzic's and  Ferry's Garden and Field Seed, which we.are selling at catalogue prices. Also Rennie's No. 1  grade alfalfa, clover and timothy seed.in hulk.  Contractor and Builder  Briclc, Cement and Carpentry. JLot me  give you an estimate on anything you  want built, Good Red Brick"always in  stock  B.C.  We will bave a full stock of John peere farming  machinery in stocK tbis spring. Jf yon require  anything in .tins line look in and we will quote  prices.  o  Tbe best gramophone on tbe market is tbe Patbe.  phone. We are Armstrong agents, come in and  hear it.  Fire Insurance covering all lines, See us. We  have some of the best companies.  CREEP ������������������ YE0WARP  ARMSTRONG, II. C.  Teccc &. Son  TEECE & SON  ENDERBY  STATIONERY  CANDIES  CIGARS  TORACCO  CIGARETTES  TOYS  MUSIC  AND MANY OTHER LINES  Real Estate and Insurance  List your Properties and Houses.  -Enderby  The Popular Variety  Store  CWFF ST. :-: ENDERBY  G. F. B. License No. 10-9227.  Order Early       A  Get My Prices on    )  Grass, Clover and Field Se<  Garden Seeds Now in Sto  Garden Tools Just Aririv/  Shovels, Rakes, Hoes and Ft  Get My Prices  H.  Canada Food Board License No. 8)*  GENERAL ER CHANT������������������  Grrincirocjl,   J3������������������fj  c-fT'.r.;s "j^rrr. *:'^.T?-*'~*;CJT~ S.'FU'.T.CT'^^Tr* ST

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