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 IN WHICH IS MERGJED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  ! Vol; 13, No. 37, Whole No. 633  ENDERBY, B. C.   THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1919  ������������������B*B*t^sr^+*Br������������������r^**s^^BmrB^**^^*''*Bf!r*iy*m>******^**m'^m  Subscription, $2 a year; 5c copy  [Critical Report on  Government Telephone  Lines in Okanagan  proper  isu miner  Three   crests  were  added   lo  Enderby's honor flag in the Victory  Loan  .campaign  which   closed   last  Saturday   night.     This   means   that  Enderby District went $30,000 over  The   report   of   thnli)Tlicy   were    assured    (when   they j lhe   quota   set   for   us.     Thc   total  [n|\vei-e  negotiating  for the purchase! reached    was    $62,500.   -  This     is  'of the old Vernon company's lines ,$1,200 less than the total raised in  and   charier)    that    there   was   no 1.lsl vear������������������s Victory Drive.    When it  of 1919.    An  extract   from   need to fear an unfriendly attitude  Some months ago a special com-  Imissioucr was appointed hy the  [Ottawa Goveriiiiient lo make an in-  jvesligalior. of the whole syslcm of  kjovernmeP.'i Telegraph and Tele-  Ppbone lines,  commissioner     was    submit'eel  definite assurance given the Company by the Minister of Public  Works and later confirmed to them  in writing by the Minister at the  lime ol* starting and during the extension of their properties.  WINS THREE CRESTS  Enderby Goes Over the Top  with Flying Colors ��������������������������� Only  $1,200 Below Last Year's Figures���������������������������Half   the   Subscribers.  a it Hi oii lies     early    in    the  lhat reporl relating  ment lines ir lhe  adjacent   territory  ring  lo  llie Govern-  Ok:iiiag:iii   and  makes   interest-  read ing:  The    Southern    Rritish    Columbia  Telegraph   anti   Telephone  System   of   the   Dominion   Government  covers   thai   seclion   of   Rritish   Columhia    roughly    hounded   bv   tlie  C.P.R.   on   lhe    north,   the   Uniled  Slates  boundary  on   the  south,  Ihe  Columbia   and   Kootenay   rivers  on  the   cast,   and   a   line   drawn   south  I from Ashcroft via Nicola river and  (Otter  Lake    to    the    Uniled    Stales  'boundary  on   lhc   west.     The   lolal  'jiole  mileage,   including   8 '/j   miles  ,of  submarine  cable,  i.s   1349   miles  land  Hie lerrilory  served  is  mainly  Hhe   valleys   of   the   Okanagan,   the  Arrow   Lake  Valley,  and   lhe  local  [territory   adjacent   to   Llie   town   of  Kamloops and Kamloops Lake, and  along  the  North  Thompson   to  Mt.  'Ole.  "A slalemenl of receipts and expenditures as accurately as obtainable for lhe year 1917-18 shows  tiie- following financial condition  Receipts, all sources...  Expenses���������������������������  Operators'   salaries. . .  Maintenance   wages   .  Supervision       Maintenance   material,  construction,   rents,  horse  hire  and  special  exp..   21  i.s   remembered -that  in  last  year's  drive   371   persons   subscribed   the  from    the    Dominion    Government, |  claiming   in   this   connection   tliat j  the.v  havc written  confirmation  of:sum of $72,700, and this year 191  this from the Department of Public persons    subscribed    $62,500,    the  Works, and   from  the head  of the  Telegraph      Department      thereof.  Having   secured   such  'assurances,  the   purchase   was   made,   and   thc  new company took bold on the lsl  day or July, 1910.  construction and,  ment  was  immedi;  A  ph'-.i  of  re-  rural    dcvclop-  tcly  undertaken,  which   resulted,   in   less   than   one  v'ear's time, in ihe addition of over  more i.s the credit to those who did  subscribe and to the canvassers to  whose untiring efforts the gratifying results are largely diie.  Last year Enderby and district  had 286 subscribers, with a total of  $53,650; Mara, 50 subscribers with  $5,550 the total, and Sicamous, 35,  300 new subscribers to the Vernon with $13,500. This vear the figures  exchange 1?5 to the Armstrong ex- fpom lh s.,me sril|rce are. Ender.  change, 2a to Enderby, and a  new  Salmon   Arm   of  with   connecting  toll  exchange   at  subscribers,  lines.  "During this period negotiations  were under way for the purchase  of telephone interests at Kelowna,  and of the property of the Lake  Shore Telephone Company which  had     estahished     the     above-men-  K58 by, 167 subscribers, with a total of  $54,150; Mara, 6 subscribers .with  $850 showing,- ancl Sicamous, 18  subscribers and- $7,-500.,  The totals of the'canvassers' are:  S. F. Hartry, 59 subscribers,$15,300  E. R. Peel, 28    13,450  D. S. Mowat, 32      5,400  . $30,257.37  25,358.17  .    8,900.00  3,G00.0()  re-   -  tioncd    exchanges    at    Peachland, ;Jas> s< Dickson, 14-     4,200  Summerland  and  Pcnliclon.     As  a  result- of these negotiations the  last mentioned properties were acquired in"1912, and a slarl was immediately made on reconstruction  and development which more-than  doubled the service in these centres and  surrounding territories.  T. Twigg, 13   .  K.   Einlayson,  Special  accounts  "II   will  bc  borne  in  mind   that  . the   toll   service  between  the  last-  100.16  mentioned   exchanges  was  seemed  H.  W.  T. B. Belding, {>  Miss I.- Seymour, 4  F.  H.  Hawes,  3   ..  I J. Monk, 7      W. Owen, 6  ..'... j  Headquarters,  13.  19,169.10  *78,488.33  Loss per year $48,230.90  The last item "special accounts",  i.s the difference between the  amounts spenl according to expense vouchers examined and the  gross total of moneys paid out by  life department in lhis territory,  land represents, I believe, lhe '.sum  sper.i  on  new lines. -     "<   '  - "The policv mirsucd in this" territory is^diflicult of'explanation if  i! is assumed .that it i.s the Governments 'intention lo give service onl.'/  Avhere territory is������������������not or cannot  he efficiently or profitably served  , hy privalelv owned' and ooeralrd  companies. This is particularly  true in re,':>rd to the Okariagen  Lake section of this territory, as  the accompanying history of the  'Gnvernmcfcl's acfivjtios in. opposition lo established privately-  owned syslcms in this territory  shows.  "I would recommend the sale of  thc Government's property in lhe  Okanagan Valley and around Kamloops. This would include-' Ihe"  lines from Salmon Arm, via Chase  to Kamloops. the line from Kamloops via Nicola to Merrit and Can-  ford with connecting loops; from  Kamloops, west Jo Ashcroft with  connecting loops; from Kamloops  north along lh,e North Thompson  river; from Kainloops east lo Vernon; from Vernon norlh to Salmon Arm; from Vernon south  along the Okanagan lake and river  eastward to Midway, and the line  which runs west and northerly  from Pcnliclon via Kcrcmcos and  _Pi:i ulccJqiu 1 o. Nico 1 a. ���������������������������Thi s_sect ion  of property covers approximately  970 miles of line, has an earning  of between $16,000 and $17,000 a  year, cosls nearly $43,000 per year  to operate, and succeeds in doing  lillle else than wasilc puhlic money  in an endeavor to injure an established local telephone company.  "1 have interviewed the owners  of the Okanagan Telephone Company, whose business has been interfered with, and Ihey are prepared-and willing lo purchase the  above-mentioned I ires al a fair and  reasonable price based upon the  nhvsical inventory of the Government properly. Rased upon the  estimated cost of lines of this character as supplied hy department  officials the original cost of the  Hrnocrty proposed to he offered  vou Id approximate $145,000. If  this sum of money or anything approaching il could he returned to  the public treasury, and a yearly  loss of $26,000 or over avoided it  would seem to be good business.  "Pari of ''.he monev received by  Government from sale of its properly *;i" lhis section should he used  for the erection of a. copoer.���������������������������.metallic telephone circuit on the poles  of 'Jhe C. .N. H- from Kamloops to  "Rnsedale. a distance *of about 180  miles Rnuahlv     sneaking     this  ���������������������������would cost from'$20,000 lo $25,000  fo.v Iho wire and glass and cost d'  mtUinff up. This would give loll  connection to the coast and would  h? a-practical.'benefit'to 'he trrri-  xnYv .served in and around Kam-  *'loons.  "It is claimed by the owners of  tli" Okanagan Telephone Company,  whoso bcadonarters are at Vernon.  B. C. thnt the policy of'lbe Dominion Government wilh regard to  ���������������������������the development of its syslcm in  that   territory   is   contrary   to   thc  3,100  4,300  3,200  1,800  1,050  900  850  ARMSTRONG  WINS   CRESTS  Goes Over Top for Three of  Them and Piles Up a Total of  $117,100 with a Little More  than -a. Third of Last Year's  Number of Subscribers.  In 1917, 110 subscribers took a  total of $84,250. in Victory Bonds.  Ijj 1018, 413 subscribers took a total of $144,400 in Victory Bonds.  In 1919, 180 subscribers took a total of $117,100. In the three years  733 suhcribers in the Armstrong  unit have loaned the Government .a  total of $350,650.  It'is interesting to note llie difference in lhe; number of subscribers this year and last. With 233  subscribers less this year the total  amount subscribed i.s only $27,000  below  the .record   figures  of  1918.  The quota set for the- Armstrong  unit this, year was. $68;000. The  honor Hag and three crests were  won for exceeding the quota.  9  TOUCHED A LIVE WIRE  City Electrician Bailey, of Arm-  . strong, Meets Untimely Death  While Doing Repair Work on  -.. Railway     Avenue     Tuesday  Morning.*  A distressing accident occurred  Tuesday morning on Rail,way .Aye.,  when City Electrician F. Bailey  was at work on the wires on the  cross arms otVi pole carrying thc  city's current cable.". In some way  Mr. Bailey came in cor^Jact with a  live wire;, receiving a" shock which  threw.him to the .sidewalk: Both  Dr: VanKleeck and D'r.Barrett were  over the Dominion Government's  lines, which, as above stated, had  been erected in 1905-06-07. ? They  comprised a circuit of No. 10 copper between Vernon and Kelowna  and Penticton. ��������������������������� The Okanagan  Telephone Company, being desir-  ousof giving good service, and be-  Tnti urged hy the demand of their  suhcribers in this territory applied  to the - Dominion Government to  purchase the " Government's line  between Vernon and Penticton.  The application was stated to be  under favorable consideration  when opposing interests in- Summerland interfered. In order-to  straighten out the difficulty the Dominion Government, as an .alternative, proposed tlie joint use of  lines and a fair division of the  lolls. To this the Okanagan Telephone Company, however', did-not  assent, as Ihey deemed if .necessary  to have the entire wire system'tinder their absolute control.and management in order to secure efii-  ciency in operating, a higher standard of service, and enable >tliem  lo more readily keep up with'the  growth of business in that territory. ' '-   ''     ,    *  "Having failed to makefile purchase from the Dominion Goyerh-  meii't the company, urged hy. the  necessities of its service, :"established its own toll lines in-this .territory, and was demonstrating to  the.public that it was in alpositjon  to offer good long distance'toll-service when a petition to the Government from the interests at Sum-'  merland, which .had opp'osed tlj*e  transfer of the Government properly, apparently succeeded i.n" pur-  -suading=lhe=jGo\Le_rnmeivt_not- only,1  to continue the lines theyjhad already established, hut to ' embark  upon a policy of extension and  competition. This new policy of  the   Government    resulted " in       8,950  __^  iby   his; side   almost   immediately.  ANOTHER PlONEEft PASSES He was hurried to Jhe hospital, but  J -     ���������������������������   ��������������������������� -died shortly "after  Mr. W. J. Fenton Dies of Pneumonia,   Contracted   on   His  . Way Home from Ontario,  Where He Spent Summer. .  hitter's officials beginning to solicit  free installation of telephones  throughout the terriory on what i.s  termed a guarantee toll basis,  merelv requiring a guarantee of  S2.50 in toll business from parlies  wherc tbey installed their free  phAnes. The Government followed--  this bv the building of a toll line  parallel to the existing toll lines of  Ihe Okanagan Telephone Company  from Salmon Arm to Enderby and  from Enderby to Grindrod, Mara  iMid Sicamous. The following year  thc Government built another paralleling line from Enderby to Vcr-  .-". in lhat way establishing complete competing toll service with  the system of thc above-mentioned  co'" any.  "This action on the part of -the  ("iovernnienl, which was the subject of much discussion by Boards  of Trade and Councils in this frerri-  tory. resulted in the ventilation of  the whole -undertaking, and finally.  culminated in an agreement' "between the Government and the  Okanaaan Telephone Comnanv * filtered inlo the ..middle of ..Tune,1917  Since lhat time history does not  record anv further extensions of  the Government's system. Sufficient, howpver. is showni to ���������������������������indicate that the orevions oolic.v of tho.  Government in regard' to their ev-  ton^ions had be^n '''e*nar'fid from  ���������������������������m,I a gross inhivtifo had . boon  -lone to an nslphliOiod business."  The familiar figure and "cheery  greeting of lhat sterling character,  W. .1: Fenton, has been missed from  Enderby the. past summer, .their/'a  few days ago, there was "a "momentary glimpse and now gone forever.' -Mr. Fenton'left early in the'  summer to spend some time with-  friends and relatives, in oldr Ontario. The season-passed-all too  quickly, and he was coming home.  He:had one more visit to make. It  \vas near Calgary. Me left the  heated car" at the station. It was  bitter cold, . and one of. ."these  prairie blizzards was blowing."The  sudden changs. in . temperature  caused him to take cold-,. Pneumonia developed- He hurried home  to the Okanagan. JJJut there was  no; hope. He was. .relieved of- hi*  suffering early Sunday morning-  The funeral .service was held  form the Presbyterian ��������������������������� Church on  Wednesday afternoon, bu'-ial-.tak-  ing place in the JEndp'by  the service at the grave he  ducted by the Masonic  which - he  was   a  member  of Jong  standing- ,    - ��������������������������� '   ���������������������������   , ���������������������������  ���������������������������Mrf-^'cnton^was^a-pionecr^uCJF-n-  derb.v; coming here, some 'SO years  ago. He was 71 years of age, and  a native of Ontario. Coming West  l^ein;Jthe prime of life be located on a  farm Worth of Enderby, where he  has since lived. He leaves lo mourn  his loss a daughter and son, for  whom the sympathy of the community goes out.  Earnest Student Workers  The High School students to  whom" thanks is due by all who  partook"\of the'tlajnty 'chicken dinner' se'r'ved-'in * the school last .'week  are nanieTl ''below":" "TSbmestic Science class: Ida'Reekie,ElIa McKay,  Grace'Brash,- Agnes Sparrow, Mabel  Mizon, Isabel Howard, Martha 'Antiila/' Violet Grant, Antoinette-Para-  .dis^ Kathleen ���������������������������: En ndy; Carrie-1 Carefoot, Vera Sharpe, .Matilda' Oakes,  Bertha Peel, Joyed. Ruttan,, Ruth  Carlson,. Esther Carlson,- Beatrice  Peel and Edith Adams..  ��������������������������� Agricultural class ��������������������������� Kenneth  Jprown, Edward; .Hawkins, Carl- Andersen;- John-Haryey,.Henry Putula,  Henry .Vogel, .Andrey Mallory, Roy  Oakes, George Sparrov/.  .to Miss lyathleea Eundy is due  the honor of deliver ling a most acceptable *ad.dress;of welcome to the  guests, .arid to. Miss perty Peel for  a- cleyer-'pian'o solo.   ������������������������������������������������������     .\ ���������������������������.   ���������������������������  '7 >furpfty->������������������atson Nupti������������������J&    -���������������������������  Encouraging Report  by Mayor Clingan on  Hydro-Electric Situation  Mr. Tracey was. in  business last week.  Grindrod on  Florence Cecelia, eldest-, daughter  ol\Mr. an.d Mrs. E- C. Watson, of  Armstrpng, became the bride of Mr.  IameTl?r:MHTp%1^of-Enderbyr-rJ-he  bride wore'a travelling suit of navy  blue serge, with "hat to-match, and  'set--of black fox furs, the gift of  the groom.J After partaking of,thc  wedding, -breakfast, . Mr. and Mrs.  Murphy left liy aulo-for .Kamloops,  taking the train thence for .Vancouver and Seattle, where the  honeymoon will he spent. On returning llnjy will reside in Enderby.    .  As convenor of the hydro-electric  committee, composed of the mayors, reeves and presidents of the  farmers organizations of the Kamloops to Kelowna district, Mayor  Clingan, of. Salmon Arm, writes as  follows relating to progress made  in connection with the hydroelectric investigation now going  on a.s a result of thc convention  which was held in Vernon last July  and which has bcen referred to in  these  columns  more  recently;  "It is gratifying, indeed," says  Mayor Clingan, "to know that our  efforts have met with such quick  response and that the engineers of  Ihe Provincial Government are already on the work of enquiry  wliich is necessary for the information of the Department before  development of. our water powers  can be undertaken. It" is . also  cheering to learn that this investigation is heing pushed by capable  engineers .with the utmost speed,  making it possible forLthe reports  to be in the hands of Hon. T. D.  Patulla, minister of lands,' probably in January, so that they may  be. scrutinized before" the meeting  of the legislature, and a Government policy regarding hydro development adopted at the 1920 session  "Our committee 'had supposed  that the generous offers of the Dominion Government would have  been adopted, whereby the Conservation "Commission would have  undertaken the economic survey  and the hydro-metric branch the  survey of' the streams, these two  afterward handing their reports  over to the B. C. ��������������������������� Government for  the actual work of development.  "Now, however, it appears that  the,Provincial and Dominion Governments have-come' to' an ' agreement whereby the "initial, expense  ik shared-yet the whole" control" aiid  responsibility rests with the local  Government.     -v  -r "This arrangement has obvious  advantages and should make for  speed in. application of the recommendations after reports are presented. Mr. Clcverand, the water  comptroller, is said to be skilled in  this class of work. He will know,  when his engineers' reports are in,  which power-is best suited for the  work required, and-will have presumably, .the same engineers at  hand to immediately undertake.the  further work��������������������������� required.  '"As this Pepartment of Eands is  a very, busy one, having large  scheiiies of land settlement and  gravity. irrigation systems in its  care,, it .is, pbssihle that a commission maybe named, as in Ontario for the special'.work of hydro  electric  development,    ���������������������������'-":"->.-  "Which water poweiyshall be  selected for development" is quite a  secondary matter about which we  need not worry. At either source,  =Adams="Rivcr,^Shuswap^lialIs__oi\  Skookum Chuck, there appears to  be- ample power to meet all * our  needs, and in the three combined  a total of over 50,000 horsepower.  'Jhe site will be chosen for such  reasons as economy of expenditure on dams and works, freedom  from slush or anchor ice, and nearness to market for the powcr produced. We may hope that the  mand   for  powcr  will   increase  rapidly that a second stream will  soon have to be harnessed, thus  giving an interlocked system  whereby our towns would hc assured of continuous service and  so feel free to dispose of their  Dicsil engines.  "As to the economic survey now -  being made by Mr. Geoffrey Porter,  E. E., showing the territory from  Kamloops to Penticton to be a suitable field for hydro exploitation, I  have personally no doubt whatever a superficial estimate would  indicate that the requirement jn  the first two tyears would he 8,000  to 10,000 horsepower. I have already compared this field to that  of Grey County system in Ontario,  which has a similar population'  and mileage, taking ils power from  Eugenia Falls, yet that system,  though costing about ������������������1,500,000,  found a market for only 2,000 h.p. -  in the first two years of .its existence. .      ������������������������������������������������������      .  "There are difficulties, indeed,  such as the irrigation service being  only a summer load, and there being considerable distances between  the settlements, but these are ofTset  by ease of devlopment of great  power. ��������������������������� An earlier estimate by Mr.  C. G. Cline, C.E., of the B.C. hydro-  metric survey, showed that thc  Adams river canyon is so narrow  that three miles down .the stream a  dam would-require to be only 85  feet in width at-the top. Such dam  would give a head of 110 feet,  would hold back the whole 50,000  acres- of Adams lake, and would  give a minimum of 15,000 h.p.' at -  this point. A larger dam five or  six miles from .the lake would develop 30,000 h.p. " f  "There'"will doubtless develop in;  B. C.y as in Ontario, many  in'dus���������������������������.  tries to use .-electric-'.ppwe^r,__as foV^  instance",'" the" "Gj'psii'm"'"Work's * at"  Falkland, whose work will require  at' least 500, h.p.  "The whole question is large "and  inviting   and   full   of  great   possi-"  bilities' for* our district and  other  parts of British Columbia.  "After the election smoke in Ontario has blown away it becomes  apparent that hydro remains the  greatest practical question in that-  Province. It cannot fail to,become  a leading policy of any government or party in British Columbia"  dc-  so  Born Al the Armstrong Nursing  Home.   Nov.   8th.   to   Mr.   and   Mrs.  Ewarl Price, of Hullcar, a son.  Kamloops the Pull Sale" Centre  The city of Jtumloops is to he  the permanent location for the recently-established B. C. spring bull  sale. This was decided upon at a  meeting of the executive of the B-  C. Stock Breeders' Association held  in Victoria recently. The chief  reason for this action was thc belief thnt in an established location  the bull sale would develop more  quickly and surely, and that there  would be greater opportunity for  ih^secTTriW^f^ovefninent^assisl-^  ance toward necessary housing facilities   and  other   sale  equipment.  As a result of discussion at the  Victoria meeting, it is probable  that two or three pure-bred stock  sales, caring for the dairy, sheep  and swine interests, will be'held  at different points in the Province  each autumn. These sales will he  held in circuit, in order that surer  market may hc had and that greater facility may he afforded buyers.  Students at Guelph Agricultural College welcoming  Prince.  1  Convicted Under Health Act  Provincial Constable Johnston had  his first case under the Health Act  heard before Police Magistrates F.  II. Barnes and Win. Owen, on  Saturday, and the accused, Severen  Johnson, who i.s operating a camp  on King Fisher, was fined the sum  of $25 and costs for not complying  with the Health Act as it applies  to logging camps.   -  This, so far as is known, is the  first conviction under this Act in  this district, and is evidence that  the government is determined to  see that the Act is complied with.  The Annual Poultry Show of the  Northern Okanagan Poultry Association will be held at Armstrong  fhe second week in'December.  Mr.  J.  J.  Dougan  of Vancouver  was a visitor to Grindrod last week OKANAGAN   COMMONER  THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1919  m^jTfi'.rmMSt .ri^iii"���������������������������>���������������������������-* -i* ��������������������������� '������������������'-���������������������������-������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������      ���������������������������       ��������������������������� -���������������������������  ������������������feanagait '"Ccrtmtumer  In which is merged The Enderby Press and Walker's Weekly  Published every Thursday at Enderby, B.C.,  by The Walker Press, at  per year: $1.00 mix months. "  TJIUP.SDAY, NOV. 20. I'll9  SALARIES FOR MAYOR AND ALDERMEN  Wc believe Enderby is ihe his I town in thc  Okanagan lo take up llie question of paying a  small salary lo mayor and aldermen for the service thcy render in the puhlic inleresl. We believe thc question is to be brought up by Mayor  Barnes before his lerm of oflice expires. Mr.  Barnes has had several years' experience as alderman and mayor and knows some of the sacrifices made and tribulations won by men who arc  called upon lo serve in lhis capacity in small  communities. He thinks these men should receive pay for their services-  This qucsiion has been faced in all communities in the Valley and in every case thc decision  reached was in favor of salaries. It is so arranged that salary..is paid only i'or the nights the  alderman or-mayor attends lhe mccling, or for  good and suflicicnl. reason is detained so as"not  te be able to be present.  IF HELP ABROAD WHY NOT AT HOME  AN EXPENSIVE LUXURY  Small-minded officials arc the most expensive  "luxury a government has to suffer from. Frequently men are deprived of their business nnd  ,their rights a.s citizens by regulations put into  force by pin-heads in authority. Then the blame  of it all is thrust upon Ihe government in powcr,  which may be quite innocent of doing any injury  or acting unjustly toward anyone.  Up in Prince iluperl there lives one H. K. Freeman, owner of lhe launch "Narhclhong," thc  best advertised gas launch in the world. This  launch used lo ply iu the Portland Canal, and,  according to its owner, it was making money  and at the same lime "gave Portland Canal the  best service il ever had." Then along came thc  inspection service, which Freeman says was "illegally used in robbing him of the business." For  several years the man Freeman has becn showing up the case by sending letters throughout the  country, pleading for justice for gas boat men.  Ail of which reminds us of tlie costly joke once  ..lj'i*"ycd_ujjpn ijic__goymjjnen_t_ p_o.st.al ,telegra|)h_dc-  parlmenl when llie government telephone line  was built to parallel lhe Okanagan Telephone  Company's line then in operation from Vernon  lo Enderby. We do not know what il cost to  construct lhal line, hut, the annual loss to Ihc  people in opera ling this syslcm of lines, which  for the mosl pari parallel existing telephone  lines, i.s something over .f-hS.OOO, or'#-1.000 each  month. And the main thing accomplished by  operating   Ihesc   lines   is   the   wasting   of   public  Last week the Ottawa Government voted down  the returned soldier's gratuity plan. Its reasons  for doing so, as given voice by'some of the Union  Government leaders, were many and varied, but  the principal reason was that the country would  bankrupt itself if it voted four hundred millions  for the returi-cd men. It is difficult to understand  the fear of Government leaders in connection  with the handling of tliis soldier's gratuity plan.  They seem to have tLeir hearts set upon the plan  shaped up by government officials and now in ineffective operation, which returned men never  have becn satisfied with and probably never'will  be. And with this plan before them they do not  seem to be able to see any merit in the plan proposed by the men. Considered from the point of  economy it is questionable which plan means the  greater) expenditure, that proposed by the men,  which asks a straight sum of money to all men  alike, or that insisted upon by the Government  which provides for "larger allowances to officers  and less lo thc men, and extending over aa undetermined j>criod of time and means the employment of a small civil service army to keep it  going. Without going into the merits of the plan  insisted upon by the Government, it is only necessary to look around a very little bit and interview returned men, or to read thc opinion of the  official journal of the Great War Veterans to see  that, howevr good the Government plan may be,  it is not acceptable to the men it is intended tp  help. In view of this it does not seem reasonable'  for government officials to insist on a plan that  docs not work out satisfactorily to the men themselves.  There does not seem to be anything in the plea  of thc Government leaders that Canada cannot  afford to raise the $400,000,000 which the  soldier's gratuity plan would mean. Surely if  Canada caii raise six hundred millions in a campaign of three weeks for the purpose of extending credit to foreign nations to whom our manufacturers desire to sell goods, then we ought as  readily raise four hundred millions to give our  own boys who fought overseas. If foreign credit  is necessary to Canada's present and future welfare, how much more necessary Is it to have a  harmonious, satisfied people at home working  co-operatively to build up the Domionion and the  Empire? Wc believe the Ottawa Government  committed political suicide when it voted against  thc soldiers who fought overseas. If this is the  best statecraft our leaders can muster, then tlie  sooner thcy put themselves out of Uie way the  better for all concerned. What .Canada needs^  now is confidence and harmony at home. We*  need this if we do not extend a dollar's credit to  foreign nations -who wish to do business with our  Canadian manufacturers on a cash basis...-Without peace and harmony at home foreign, credit  means nothing. Undoubtedly Ottawa thinks the  gratuity proposition is knocked in the head since  thc plan of the soldiers was voted down. If wc  are to believe what we read the real fight has just  been started. "Thc Government is definitely  against the gratuity plan," says the B.C. Veteran;  "But every member who finally votes down the  gratuity is a marked man and will have to answer for it to the veterans."  *-*n  Prepare for Chris  Do nol leave your Christmas Shopping too late.  The   late    shopper   is    always    disappointed.  We have a Wonderful Stock in every line of Merchandise, and  we are now" well; prepared as we anticipate a much greaiei  business than ever this Christmas,  "l^  make up your list and come Prepared to spend two or three days  in vernon  Specials for the week froni  COUGH DROPS  Stop that wretched cough! High-  grade* cough drops, including Menthol .aiid Eucalyptus, Honey and  Menthol, Black' Cough, also Hor-  chorid; sold separately or mixed,  ih 5-lb tins.  POSTAGE  PAID   $1.95  TIN  CHILDREN'S      SPECIAL      M1X-  .  TURE���������������������������Including  Chocolates,   Caramels,   Barley   Sugar,   Hard   Boiled  Candies and Jellies; 3 lbs for $1.50  Postage paid.  SMOKERS,  ATTENTION !  CIGAR   SPECIAL���������������������������Certificate  ci-  far���������������������������a special-blend Cigar put up  or the H. B. Co. We can recommend this as a good clean smoke.  Potage   paid    $3.75   box  POLLACK STOGIES���������������������������A splendid  after-dinner smoke. Postage paid.  Box of 50   $2.00  our Candy Department  HUDSON'S  BAY CO. BIG  MIXTURE  A choice selection, including delicious Chocolates, Cocoanut Hon  Bons, Maple Bon Bons, Choice Cut  Jellies, Cherry Creams, Coco Brilliants;   sold   only   as   mixture.   2-lh  box     JJ     $1.20  Postage paid.  CHOICE  MARSHMELLQWS  Delicious Creamy Marshmcllo*\v.s,  fresh ancl extra choice; Toasted,  plain or Raspberry; 3-lb for $1:20  Postage paid.  CIGARETTES AT OLD PRICE  Black Cat Cigarettes, Benson's  Hedges, Henley Cigarettes, Philip  Morris Navy Cut; all choice cigarettes; packets of ten       15c  Buy all you want while .selling al  this price. ������������������*We do not pay postage on these.  Wte Hudson's Bay Company  Mall Order Department H. VERNON, B. C. British Columbia Interior Store  "LEST WE FORGET'  CANADA'S VICTORY BQNps  menev.  A BRIGHT OUTLOOK  There i.s nol .;i vacant hniisc for rent in Armstrong or Enderby, :ind lhe demand for more  dwellings nexl year must certainly lead lo building activity on a scale we. have nol experience in  years. These I owns are showing steady improvement in all lines Of activity and lhe outlook for  1920 promises big things for. the businessman  prepared lo handle the business. Of course, the  Okanagan as a whole i.s making.'rapid strides, bul  the norlh end in particular is ajioving ahead. In  the vicinity of either Armslrong * or ' Enderby  there is not a developed farm offered for-sale  that is not snapped up at once- New people are  coming in quietly and buying farm homes.  Others arc leasing "willi  lhe prospect of buying.  Give the returned men whal lhcy reasonably  ask as gratuity and lhcy can havc nothing to  complain of. Refuse Ihem, and we shall have  sown the seed of dissatisfaction lhal will grow  troubles innumerable and discontent everlasting.  II would be worth four hundred millions lo  Canada just to have the returned men feel thai  we a.s a people were really Irving lo give tbem  a square deal.  The Pominion has .just subscribe^ to another  Victory ������������������onil issue. This time fhe fo|������������������l amount  asked for was $300,000,000, tntt the total amolwt  subscriber will be nearer $600,000,000. This is  a line showing for tbe people of Cuuocla. it proves  the stability of our people ami, further, that wjtep  ihey set their hearts on accomplishing a certain  thing they will not let cjifticulties stand in the  way- Now that the bond, issue ha* heen macje a  success it will not hurt to look on the other shjc  and endeavor to centre our thoughts wp6n what  these borrowings mean for us. as the years.roll  on. Every thinking wan and woman Knows thai  these borrowings caunot go on from year to year.  To have to borrow money w order to pay the  interest on previous borrowings is bad business.  It must eventually lead fo disaster. A better way  must be found. Will it be found so long as  money can be so easily raised by going to the  people and borrowing tt. Nations are like individuals. Tlie individual who can get along by  borrowing^money^wilhnot^worH^to^earn^itr^And  a business prosperity that is built up on reputed  borrowings will not develop in competition with  thc business building up on its merits. We Know  as individuals that borrowed money goes quickly*  "Easy come, easy go," as the old saw reads. -  It is a tine thing that Canada's Victory f*oan  succeeded so well. 1-et us not forget, however*  lhat borrowed money must be paid back, and tliat  this loan, like those which have gone before, do  not go to pay oft' the war debt which musl finally  come from "lhe people, 'litis Victory l-oan, like  all others, only adds to the load we must carry.  One of the strong arguments used against the  Victory Loan at the commencement of the campaign, and lhc mosl difficult onc to combat, was  that of extravagance in high piaccs by the Government���������������������������the lavish use of money in the appointment of useless commissions, and the upkeep of  stall's of enormous sizes throughout the country  lo endeavor to carry out a policy which is unpopular with the very men it is supposed to help.  Tlie average citizen on the street is able to see  wherein the Government is falling down in its repatriation policy, perhaps better than Ottawa can  sec it���������������������������or will sec it. Whether the average citizen is right or not is another question, hut the  fact remains, there is the feeling that the Government has not succeeded in making the best  use of the borrowed capital upon which it is doing business.  Suppose it would cost four hundred millions  to give the men who fought Overseas the gratuity thcy ask; the whole amount would come  right back to the country in good will and hard  work from the men who get it It is surely as  important to have the men who fought Overseas  set upon their feet at home as it is to advance  credit to foreign nations so they might trade  with individual manufacturers in Canada.  "Canadians," says a valuable editorial in the  B.j C- Veteran, "mav learn some lessons from  recent happenings. They too may be led to Ihink  more highly of themselves than they ought to  think. And they too hiay fail to rise to the higher  levels of national duty towards which the war,  and the things begotten of the war, have called,  and are calling. It is true we have ranged ourselves upoti the side of International law and  policy; but iftsidc the nation there arc causes  beckoning,, and duties waiting to be fulfilled;  regarding which it is more than doubtful if we  are as much, alive as we ought to he..  "Today, there are great -opportunities .for- true  salesmanship. "With wise'guidance this growing  nation may havc its eyes turned towards, and its  footsteps planted in the direction of a higher  social evolution. With less* care and by unwise  lions, to escape from. Oul of tlie welter of war  social problems appear and demand settlement.  It cannot hc denied. Inlenuitionallv the world is  a new world. But the peoples of The world still  remain much as thcy were. Tbey cannol go on  for long. There is a readjustment due, and it  .must take place, a readjustment lhat shall give  to,the individual a new status. A sialus that shall  place him in his rightful position as a man  amongst other men.  "Human values have been depreciated too  long; they must bc appreciated- Maierial values,  in the past, havc heen over appreciated; they  must now depreciate. The world is an orderly  world and -must hc administered cc'bnoniocally;  but, in lhc future, its economies must bc based  upon human heed, and not upon material possessions. This is'where the modern proClcm of  statesmanship begins. If, Canadian statesmanship can grasp' the fact land bring, all their  thoughts, and all their; cneigies to finding thc  true solution, then the highest hopes lhat peace  has-engendered will be fulfilled."  The Jersey Cow  (With apologies to Wait Mason)  The Jerasey cow'* a:, thing of  charm; she lifts the mortgage off  the farm and makes the farmer's  life more sweet awl sets him down  on ������������������������������������9y street'"'' Where'er the  Jersey cow is queen, a country  prosperous "is seen, and dairymen  in joyful rank* are packing bullion in the banks. wrhy ping along  the same old way, producing nwt--  megs, primes and/bay. and putting  Up the bankrupt's wail if one year's  crop should chance to fail? There  is a better metboct now���������������������������the method of the Jcrey cow; this critter  ���������������������������Iways earns ber keep, anti piles  up -.riches..-while��������������������������� you_sleepf ��������������������������� ancl  pays the taxes mt\ the rents; and,  here in ff. C. province, gents, we  have the climate ancl tbe feed, ancl  all conditions dairies neecl. So let  us boost the Jersey cow, which  beats the old breacb-Joadfng plow,  bet's take up dairies, milk ancl  cream, the safest money-making  scheme.  fine Herd of Jersey*  mrmmrrrmmmm  Mr. A. W. Hunter of Armstrong,  1s the owner of a bercj of Jerseys  that rank higb in the Canadian  official Record of Performance. In  the 365-cJays: test recently endod'  he had two cows which qualified  with the following excellent results:  Parbara of Fairyknowes 2nd,  7765, 3 years old, 8132 lbs. milk,  399 fat, 4.9% fat.  Poris Alice, 6029, 3 years old,  10,841 lbs milk, 550 fat, 5.07% fat.  The performance of Poris Alice  was the best of five cows listed  from all parts of the Province.  Pot of Pine Grove, another of his  herd, 7667, 3 year old, has a record  in a similar test of 10,337 lbs milk,  519 lbs fat, and a percentage of  5.02, in 340 days of milking:  The dog that speaks with its tail  is something of a wag, and it is  much easier to get along with and  less a nuisance than the other kind.'  Butter Fat  Price from November 1st, 1919, 62c per lb.  Kelowna Creamery, Ltd.  KELOWNA THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1919  ^ s*^B*>BfBfl***B*HVBlTBrBr*<B*B,  _ _j _j u .'riB*- iS-1- -~' "* "**"'' ���������������������������"���������������������������*** ^  jVUT jiiiJjwSliri ' ' a"'"' '"  !CiJiJ~i-nJiJ,i*i**i'":    '  ��������������������������� ��������������������������� *���������������������������'*'  OKANAGAN . COMMONER  4  ENDERBY HONOR ROLL  MEET ME TO-NIGHT AT  LEONARD'S BILLIARD  PARLOR  Cigars, Cigarettes, Etc.  Pipes and Pipe Tohaccoes  THE N������������������W GfiSS MEAT MARKET  ���������������������������a        '-  A full line of fresh meats always  on hand  al  prices to suit thc purchaser.     Cash   paid   for   new-laid  eggs  and   good   Dairy   Butter.  CUFF   STREET  Next   to   City  Hall  Enderby  S.   11. yi'KK'iS  A.F.&A.M.  limlerliy LodRe No. 40  :ti-Kiilur itieetinRS first  rh'uradny on or after the  Cull moon at 8 p. m. in Masonic Hall. VisitinK  brethren cordially invited  C. H. BEEVES  . Secretary  ������������������/)���������������������������   -  iiINi>KKBY .LODGE  ;\.,. :(.=>, K-. of P.  ,���������������������������������������������.���������������������������(..  2nd ii 4th-Monday .eve  , Masonic Hall.   -VisilorHcor-  .i:illv invited to attend.   ;.  WM. ANDERSON. C. C  [1. M. WALKER, K. R. S  ���������������������������  J. COLTART. M.P.  Fortune School for October  Division 1���������������������������Senior Fourth: Ron'  aid  Gretton,  Beverly  Bryant, Mar  ion  Fravel,  Clarence Burnham.  Junior Fourth: Leota Buhl, Mamie McKay, Louis Carson, Esma  Oakes.  Perfect in attendance ��������������������������� Beverly  Bryant, Leota Buhl, Bruce Col*  quette, Tom Folkard, Ronald Gretton, Ernest Hassard, Evelyn-Hawkins, Dorothy Keith, "May ��������������������������� Miller,  Robert Newberry, Lea Ookes, Esma Oakes, Ted Peel, Cecil Shrelow,  Donald Strickland, Henry Walker,  Alvin Woods.  M. V. Beattie.  Division  2���������������������������Sr.  3rd:  Betty  Bryant, Jean Keith, Everitt Dunn.  Jr.   3rd:    Evelyn    Dunn,  Robert  Baird, May Eadie.  Perfect attendance: Morden Al-  luiri, Wesley Baird, Alec Bossley,;  Betty Bryant, Geoffrey Burton, Ernest, Carson, Ernest Checkley, Jean  Dale, Ruby Drasching, Evelyn  Dunn, Elmer Hassard, Ethel Has-  sard, Jean Keith, Blandford Marley,  Sally Walker, Harold Innes, Margaret  Thompson.  P.  D.  FAULKNEn...  Division 3���������������������������2nd Primer: Alice  Chadwick,  Evelyn  Bossley, Laurie  Antiila.  ,1st    Reader:    Violet    Stapleton,  Murray Marley, Tom Birrell.  2nd   Reader,  Jr.:   Berna   Martin,  Margaret Walker, Annie Mencel.  i 2nd Reader^ Sr.: Bertha Graham;  Stella Bossley, Edwin'Antiila.  Perfect attendance: Edwin Antiila, Evelyn Bossley, Austin Blackburn, William Cameron, Geortfe  Folkard, George Griffiths, Irene  Hassard, Frank Hutchison, Harold  Hutchison, Joe Lucas, Murray Marley, Berna Martin, Annie Mencel,  Wilfrid Neil, Maxwell Oakes," Lillian Scott, Howard Speers, Ernest  Sterling, Margaret Walker,: Clifford  Welsh, Walter Woods, Howard  Powell. - -  Division    4���������������������������1st    Primer:.. Ella  Baird,    Marguerite.  Laftoy,    bavid  Powell. ���������������������������. / -~~':  Receiving Class: Muriel Stapler-  ton, George Hughes, David Birrell.  Perfect attendance: Chris Allum,  Gordon Boden, John Boden, Russell  Carson. Rosie Charley, Alexander  Dale, Walter Dunn, Frank Folkard.  Jean Fravel, Olive Graham, Ber  atrice Hassard, Mary Kosar, Marguerite J LcRoy, Barrie Speers, F16r  rence Utas, David Fowell, Edward  Osborne.'   ,r    "*>-''    **      *'     V  E -A. Cahlsok.  and Barrett, the latter late Captain  of the CVA. M. C, who has been  appointed S. R. C. doctor for-this  District. ���������������������������''-*'._.-  ARMED        CRUISER    RECONDITIONED  'mr  KXXHKKXKKXXX***  X      ARMSTRONG NEWS      X  xxxxxxxxxxxxx  Drs. Sumner and Barrett have  moved into their new offices over  Foreman   &   Armstrong's   store.  Four lucky hunters returned  last week with a deer apiece. They  are Messrs. C. A. Trimble, B. F.  Trim, Geo.Wilsoh and Jack Crerar.  Mr. B. F. Young left on Monday  for Vancouver whenis he will meet  Mrt. Voting, after which they will  go to California to reside for the  winter.  All who attended the dance at  Larkin last Friday evening report  a delightful time, there being a  good attendance in spite of the  condition of the roads and the uncertainty of the weather.  Mr. and Mrs. Donald Graham recently went to Edmonton .whe.e  Mrs. Graham underwent a serious operation. We are pleased to  state that she is progressing favorably and that "the operation was  entirely successful  ... -TWb rmiiiii- ���������������������������|(i|||||-|iifiiifir iiii * ri ������������������������������������������������������in --i-nr^Tr^     H      I J    BC"-"������������������^-"-^-"- *--~���������������������������  1 -a.  iace Livery  Ed. Sparrow, Propv  Pncjcrjiy  Vernon  Road  ���������������������������PAINT YQUfc  ARMSTRONG BJJlUflNGS  Considerable AettyUy in jMj  tw wwr mgm /*/{**  Season.  ���������������������������.ii.  Ve lime, before winter sets  Try our price. ���������������������������  43 Enderby, B.C.  Hox 43  C. G. PJPPJl  ������������������jthnx������������������xxx������������������lxxxx  x     DEEP CREEK NOTES    *  *****************  Born���������������������������To Mr. and Mrs. F. E.  Gifford, at Salmon Arm Hospital,  Nov. 14th, a son.  Mrs. Jamieson, who has been  visiting her son at Kamloops, is expected home this week.  The usual monthly service will  be held by Rev. J. A. Dow at the  house of Mrs. Jamieson next Sunday at 3 o'clock.  A Pathetic Meeting  A pathetic meeting waS witnessed in Armstrong last Tuesday,  Nov. 12th, when Mr. Geo. Mills and  his only sister, Mrs. E. Webb, met  ifier a separation of 46 years.  Mr. Mills came to America in  1874, from Berkshire, Eng. He"  never went back. On Tuesday there  arrived in Armstrong from the Old,  Land, Mr. and Mrs. E. Webb a son,  Mr. Edwin Wehb, and four daughters, who have come to- remain  residents  of Armstrong district    ,  Previous to the "war������������������Mr. ^and Mrs;  "Webb had Ave sons.and six.daughters. Two of the sons died and the  remaining three were in tbe oW  Imperial army in India. , On the  outbreak of hostilities they ^.ere  hwrried to France where all fought  side by ������������������4e >iv-fas���������������������������. &*?"������������������:  VRoyal ^erk^ires ������������������nt������������������l ,ther \*t.  Jwly, W������������������." wfceV'ttie- great Somme  offensive opened; /W^ *"***  these heroes laid : *>wn then- lives,  after surviving tmw battles. W  remaining son, Edwin, still kept  on    Finally he was sent back, to  ing went four wintfr������������������4������������������ thf tren-  ehe* %4 three *mt a h*|   years  i' . .   . ��������������������������� -    ' "  -  (1) ��������������������������� C. P. O. S. Empress cf France.  V.<3) A Part of a First-Class Bedro  Tlie1 latest   addition   to   tbe   great  : fleet  of 'C.P.O.8.   Steamships   wliich  - piy";between Canada and practically  . all-the important ports of call in the  " world  is  tht   "Empress of France,"  ^berore the war popularly known as  *'. tho'-iSS.  "Alsatian"  and. one  of  the  ..ocean grey hounds between Canada  and .Liverpool.   The vessel has been  ���������������������������' reconditioned.' since the  war ceased  an<!  recently, completed her maiden  , .trip to Quebec under her new name.  Tlie    photographs here    reproduced  giv^-an adequate description of her  ���������������������������interior   arrangements   and   fittings,  .and-will compare favorably''.with the  -great     Leviathans  in  this    respect.  '   Tlie:  "Empress    of France" , has a  ���������������������������-' length of 600 ft.; beam 72 ft.; depth  (2) A Corner of the First-Class Card Room,  oom S  From August to  December," 1814,  A >  uite.  A' 4 Will        ^*l*������������������> U<4b        W        ���������������������������*-* ���������������������������*,���������������������������**������������������������������������������������������������������������w*'- w        ��������������������������� ��������������������������� '  she remaine;l as above stated, but in  December she was made Flag Shlp^f  the Squadron to which/she was attached, and Vice-Admiral Sir Dudley  R. S; De Chair, K.C.B., M.V.O., hoisted his flag, which flew up to March,  1916, when he was succeeded by Admiral Sir Reginald G. Tupper, K.C.B.,  C.V.O., who was succeeded in November, 1918, by Rear-Adndral C. W.:  Keighley Peach, under whose flag  she' terminated her commission as an  Armed Cruiser.  The Squadron to which she was at-  'tached, and later became Flagship of,  -consisted of 24 vessels, the majority  of which ' were Armed Mercantile  Cruisers: The duties of the Squadron consisted-of the stopping of  vessels, boarding them and examin  such capacity. While so engaged sho  escorted nine convoys of about 20  vessels each, carrying an -festimatcd  number of troops per convoy ot" 30,-  000, principally Americans.  While engaged on Convoy  Escort  duties the    "Alsatian" also    carried  troops    and cargo,    the number    of  former per voyage being about 600,  and the weight'of cargo per voyage  between  2,000  and  3,000  tons.    She  made her last voyage on Government  Service   in  November,   1918,   sailing  from Liverpool on the 14 th, and re-  docked   at that   port on.  December.  11th,  1918,  having   steamed   a  total-  distance on Government  Service  of.  2G6.741 miles and consumed 170,571-  tons of coal. ��������������������������� ."  On January 17th, 1919, she left for  Glasgow, having been placed in tho  hands     of   her ���������������������������   Euilders���������������������������Messrs:-"  length of 60.0 ft.; beam 72 ft.; depth  -       ���������������������������     ' d ghould on ex    hands     o.f   her .   Euildeis-^essio  (toVD deck) 54 ft. 6 in.;, and a ton-   ������������������������������������ ^ l  *    ^rove to be at all of  Beardmore & Co.���������������������������by the *a���������������������������������������������������������������lt>  nage.or.lS.000 gross.   A-striking pe-   *ma "^Xi������������������ nitun.. a Naval Officer   for reconditioning, being redelivered  tm jiiocH foforby  ^  SKAUNG, 3. A.  There'is noi an idle workman in  Armstrong,   fn fact, there is more  work  in  the building hne than  there are men to do it.    An<t it i*  said that the real building b������������������������������������m  -*-"    " will not start until,the opening of CR1SS ^((HWWr tt,tt -_,  sprin*-   Next ww promises to seejcontinuously without respite, tne  Enderby many new residences erected an<t swrviving  son,   reah?������������������ug  tbe sau  ��������������������������� ��������������������������� there is talk of several stores b^ 5^|e of affairs in Pug'and. induced  ing built with office rooms aboye. ^ entire family to come to mw-  A  handsome brick building; i* ^^ to   |oin  the Jiong separated  going np on the Armstrong^ Hotel  property,  30x60  feet, which  will  j,e used as the hotel garage, sample  room  and  lau'ndrY, it b^ing Mr������������������  t.enibHe's ii>tention to make this  adjunct an important feature looking  to  the  accommodation of b������������������*  :..-nage: of: 18,000 gross.         _ -  "i culi'afity is the cruiser's stern, which  ���������������������������.-'lniriA'cta'a^'warlikig aJpp.ca ranee, to the  ���������������������������"'"-Vfi'sAK!'.' .Her vra'r':record is~che.to.be  '..:'. prou'V'o'f.   :������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������' 'a.'  .- . The ''Empress of Franco" as. the  :-SS. "Alsatian" was requisitioned for  war purposes under Royal Proclamation immediately on her arrival at  the port of Liverpool, midnight on  the 6th August, 1914. After completion of discharge, the entire removal  of all passenger, accommodation and  other woodwork, she was armed with  8-6!"-in guns, commissioned and  manned by a naval crew under the  command of Captain V.��������������������������� .Pliillimore.  DS.O. and was attached .to tho *I0th  Gi-uiser^Squadrbii on northern patrol  dutv. sailing'from Liverpool on August "���������������������������15th. ot'which port she has been  bar-erf during the entire period of her  commission. ���������������������������  a suspicious nature, a Naval Officer  was placed in charge and they were  taken into a United "Kingdom port  for closer, examination. This similarly applied to any members of the  passengers or'crew, as each ..and  everyone" had to "give a satisfactory  explanation as to their nationality  and business. Available records  show that In all the Squadron .intercepted some 16,000 vesaels, but lt is  Impossible to state bow many of  these proved to be engaged In work  hostile to the Allies' interests.  In the early part of 1918, circumstances'permitted of the 10th Cruiser  Squadron being considerably reduced  in numbers, and vessels so engaged  being allocated to Convoy Protection  for reconditioning, being redelivered,  to the C.PJO.S. at the Port of Liver-.  pool  oa Thursday,' September  251 h.-f;  and sailed  for    Quebec on    Fndayr-  September 28th.  Captain Outram, her captain when  war broke out, was given,the rank.of;  Commander R.N.R., and acted in that  capacity, which was cf an advisory..  nature, under both Vice-Admira^Sir,  Dudley R. S. De Chair, K.C.B. M.V.O...  and Admiral Sir Reginald,G. 1 upper,  KCB., C.V.O., and was. granted tha;  DSO   for services  rendered,  being.  succeeded by  Captain  Cook  at  Iho;  same time'as Admiral-Tupper  was,  succeeded   by   Bear-Admiral.   C. W.������������������  Keigh'ey Peach.    Captain Cook was;  appointed Flag Gtptaln, ������������������������������������* erante*  a commission as Captain R.W.R., ana  Duty the "Alsatian" figuring a commissi" ������������������=~"i--"���������������������������-  airongBt the number aad being Bta-| Bow commands the vessel,  tloued on; the North AtlanUc.route in  ,J  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public  INSURANCE  LifcXL Blk.  Pnppbpy, P,C  guests. .  Mr. George Patchett has. the contract for the erection of a sasb and  door factory, 40x60 feet, for Mr.  iF.-J. Pecker, and Mr. fr Mason is  building a Parish Hall iu connection with St. James' Church.  si,S������������������  Ai-ihol I ike Vallev,      Several  renovations to buildings  onl\&1 SetliU '6tiey;!!rst in the business centxe are now>h  c aim   same  nnd   pay  expenses  ,n-ling   mad������������������\.   and.   over   tb������������������frr   sfore  curred    wilhin     30   days.     If   not ,.oonls   Messrs.    foreman   &   Arm-  claimed colt will be sold - .-- --"-J  ���������������������������������������������' -"������������������"-  STBAVPP  FI1ANK MISKA.  Enderby, B. C Oct. 23, t0t9.  ,������������������������������������������������������,..������������������  Messrs.   Foreman   .  stron������������������t have just added very com  fortablc  offices   for  Prs.   Sumner  Why Something from  Whiten's?  t������������������rofh*r aw������������������t unchv^fr. Ceo. Mills-  ^ Mwigiil Affrroww  Ah enjoyable musical afternoon  was heW at the home of Mrs- p.  Gray on Armistice Pay. Seci cb  ^^^eW-sUng-by-MrsH^McNab  wbicb 'were greatly enjoyed-. Solos  were also sung by Miss p. Pang,  accompanied by Mrs. flendricKson.  following the program a dainty  lunch was served by lhe hostess,  assisted by Miss P. McMahon. Included iu the guests were: Mrs. A.  Beeves, Mrs. C. Fravel, Mrs. J.  Martin, Mrs. Robarge, Mrs.Wbeeler,  Mrs. A. puncan, Mrs. Pd. Sparrow and Miss Pearl Stimson-  Mrs. P. Harrop announces that  she will be at home to her friends,  Thursday, Nov. 27th, and the following Thursday.  Arrrt������������������trong JM Cros*  Extracts from the secretary's report:- The organization meeting of  tbe local branch was held Sept.  22mLjBJ4, the late MrsAVbHcndcn  being ielected president.  The first shipment was made  Nov. 3, J9t4, and consisted of 91  articles. Since that time shipments  with very few exceptions have  been made monthly.  ^Total"TiTimber==^o i���������������������������d a y=^=s! i i its  shipped, 1496; pairs of socks, 3594;  operating stockings 1732; pillows  t20; pillow cases 147; qfifilts, 4.i;  suits ,of pyjamas, 1007: handkerchiefs-522; lotarnumber oi article .  shipped, 8,0(51  Modern craftsmanship centres  ail effort on things that combine  beautv with usefulness. For such  things���������������������������as gifts for your home���������������������������  WHITENS is the proper place  to go.  A gift to please the eye���������������������������add  beaiuiv to the home���������������������������and be always useful���������������������������can be purchased at  Whitens at two or three dollars, or  at any price you wish.  Your choice is practically unlimited.  Many packages from Whitens.  are distributed daily through the  Valley. They carry an atmosphere  of quality1 peculiarly their own.  Appreciation is certain.  Visit our store and view our  CHRISTMAS display. A small deposit will hold any article till  wanted.  C.J. WHITEN  THE CHRISTMAS GIFT STORE. VERNON, B. C  CITY OF FNPPRPY  Revision of Voters' Pist, Year 1920  NOTJCP is hereby given that the  first sitting of the Court of Revision  will be held at the City Hall, En-  derb������������������ on Wednesday, the 10th day  of pecemher, 19t9, at 8 o'clock p.  m for the purpose of revising and  ������������������n&M% [he Voters' W������������������PJ  City of Fnderby and of the extra-  municipal portion of the School  District of Fnderby. and hearing  Snd determining any application  which may then be made to tlie  Sid Court to strike out the name  of any person improperly placed  thereon, or to place on such list the  name of anv person improperly  omitted therefrom. _  Dated at the City Hall, Pnderby,  this 13th day of November, 1919.  tblS >4m GRAHAM ROSOMAN  City Clerk.  DOMINION   LAND  . Increase in Rale of Interest  PUPPIC NOTICE is hereby given  that   In   accordance  with   Hie   provisions of an Act to amend the Dominion   Pands   Act,   passed   at   the  "a"?  session    of    Parliament,    and  commencing    from    the   /th   ���������������������������'" > ���������������������������  1919? where interest is chargeable  the   rate   of    such   interest    on   all  new    transactions    in-   connection  with Dominion. Lands sha     be six  per centum   per   annum,   also   licit  from, the   1st   of  September,   1919,  the r������������������e on all overdue instalments  in  connection  with  both   past  and  future    transactions    will    he    increased   to   seven   per  centum   per  annum.  By order, ^ pERElRAf  Secretary.  Department of the Interior  Ottawa. Aug 20.  1019       o1 tL  Before  il  becomes  a  settled   Ihinj  Our cough drops  will do it.  A- Reeves  Druggist and Stationer.  ENDERBY  '7$y^m%3)_.  -���������������������������  Try our snii-11 quarters and cuts  for Family Trade, now that lhe  cold weather is wilh us.  ,    CEO. R. SHARPE  Wholesale   and   Retail   Butcher  Enderby,  13. C.  FOR SALE OR RENT���������������������������Well-built  comfortable brick veneer house,  five acres land; 45 fruit trees,  bearing well. Stable and henhouse; located on river banK.  Terms to suit. Apply, A. M. Bim'-a.  Enderby. olt)-u  Farmer's Supply  Store  MARA, B. C.  Special sale for this month  of Groceries, Feed ahd  Flour, Dry Goods.  N. Pavlos,    - -     Mara  SOD Women Wanted  To buy thc latest improved  Singer Sowing Machines with full  line of up-to-date attachments.  A few used   machines  in  good  condition, cheap.  Shop opposite Theatre, Vernon,  B.C.    Also machines in stock   at  MacPhail-Smith's Store  Armstrong,   3. C.  WRITE  G A.  McWilliams, Agent  BOX  342  Vernon, B- C.  i  C-i  I  .Ar-  I  ���������������������������'si I  STRAYED���������������������������On to my place; a  black steer; neither brand or ear  marked; owner can have same  bv paving for this advertisement   and   for its   keep.     S..   H.  ,    Kenny, Armstrong. 42-tt OKANAGAN   COMMONER  THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1919  ..^sr.^.sjii .^^m&m  AT^.c i ......i,-.,  There are indications lhal ("rind-  rod will be very busy this winter,  a.s a number of Japanese arc now  at work culling posts, polos, elc.  in the limber limits, and Mr. A..  Tomkinson is altering his sawmill  for a  big winter's cut.  i.T^  ^%S%^^i  &,  *--���������������������������*&,  mm  -^V>.^  /*������������������&  ?i&~  I  ������������������ c*^.  ���������������������������'I0' J".   ,  'V  The New Motor Car  $1298.00 Enderby  .Large, luxurious, easy-riding tires made motoring possible.  cars of long wbeelbase, expensive  to buy; and costly to keep, are numerous.Innumerable makes of small  lightweight cars ride well on  smooth roads, and are low in first  cost and economical in upkeep.  The smile thai-won* the Hearts of Ihc   Girls  and   made  them   want   to get up closer,  The .Prince'talking to Mrs. Crcclman, wife of the   President   of   the   Col     lege.  Its Three - Point Cantilever  Springs create a ridiing buoyancy  which at once establishes Overland 4 as a new type of car.  The Enderby. sehool chilren are  training lev a concert Ip be given  at Christmas holiday closing lime.  n  LOOK AT Om LINK OF  FANCY CHINA  COMMUNITY SILVERWARE  Wc ure acldina* lo our line and  uive  iusI  received shipment ol'  o  Blnnlcels  Sleiah J3ells. Elc.  I^uy's  Comioieum  sind $22.50-  Linoleum.  . .$1.05  Fcllol 90c  Table Oil Clolh..  A good assortment  lo choose from.  $18..    $20  per sq. yd.  per sq. yd.  .8;">c- sq. yd.  ul patterns  Plumbing  Healing  ENDERBY, B. C.  Tinsmithing  EXAMIP  * OUR   NEW   LINE  ���������������������������OF���������������������������  Footwear   .  Rubber Goods  Men's and Boys'Clothing.  Ave   can  supply   every  nzed  at  Right Prices  Enderby Supply Co.  ENDERBY  S! X ii ii ii ii i; it V, it K it ������������������Xit  X ENDERBY NOTES        x  3C H i's it ������������������ X X X iU X X X X is  ! A physical culture course i.s being given the high school girls bv  Mr. Welsh.  Horn���������������������������At thc Armstrong Nursing  Home, Nov. 7th, to Mr. and Mrs. S.  T. Maloncy, a son.  Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Baxter left  for I he-Coast cities on Tuesday, to  be away serine days.  Horn���������������������������At the Salmon Arm Hospital. Nov. 13th, to Mr. and Mrs.  Geo. II. Dobie, a son.  JMr. J. J. Campbell and family  moved onto the I hi (I'm an farm the  past week, which he recently purchased.  Mr. John Morrison, who recently  joining the DeHart rfarm. is clearing the land for big developments  next year.  Miss Fenton came home from the  Coast last Friday, to the bedside  of her father, whose death took  place Sunday morning.  The Rev. Walter Daniel of Vancouver, will p'each in the Baptist  Church, Enderby, next Sunday  morning at  11  o'clock.  A speria] business meeting of  the poultry association will be held  in the City Hall, Armstrong, Tuesday evening, Nov. 25th, at 8 o'clock  Wm. Owen, of Mara, was one of  the old-timers who came to Fnderby on Wednesday to tbe funeral bf  their pioneer friend, .Mr. W. J.  Fenton.  Don'l fail to see George Bevan's  latest western play, "One More  American," together .with a special comedy, at Enderby Theatre,  Friday, Nov. 21st.  We regret having to record the  death of Mrs. Wm. McQueen'*,- of  Deep Creek, whicb occurred sit the  home of hep daughter, Mrs. Lindsay, Tuesday night.  The City Meat Market will be  opened in Armstrong on Friday by  Mi-. N. Michnerand Mr. J.JVfaylor.  both experienced in tbis line of  business.,. They have a modernly-  cquipped shop next door lo Slokes  the Jeweler.  Mrs. Ralph Smith will speak in  Fnderby 'orj the evening of Nov-  29th, under the auspices of the  Woman Voter's League. Mrs.  Smith is a very entertaining speaker, and an evening of profit and  pleasure i.s promised.  Beginning next week the management of the Fnderby Theatre  I) eg in-thcir..bookin������������������-for-the_wi nlcr_  season. A strong feature and ::  comedy will now be shown at  "every show, and they will guarantee a good  program each week.  Corning���������������������������Monday, Nov. 24���������������������������Fnderby Theatre; big special ��������������������������� Hill  Mart, in "The Poppy Girl's Husband," also a Chester outing picture entitled, "Wrangling Dudes,"  and a brand new Christie comedy,  ���������������������������'Man.y :\l Slip." Admission, 50c  and  15c.  it it Y, % it S? XKXX  x        GRINDROD NOTES        X  Mr. Albert Sharpe of Deep Creek  was in Grindrod last week visiting  friends.    ... ' -  Messrs. A. and \\. Andersen returned home after spending the  summer at the Lake cities.  Mr (I.H. Wells was in Armstrong  this week visiting relatives.  The Saturday night' dance.'drew  an unusually large crowd last week  and all went away happy after a  good time. Unluckily Mr. Cyril  Bosoman, our musician, was sick-  and unable to attend. There wili  nol be another Saturday dance for  two weeks, as there is a.dance at  Mara on the 21st and one at Grindrod on thc 28th.  Tbe snow lias disappeared and  some of our farmers hope to be  able to  resume  their fall plowing.  Miss I. Stoodley, of Armstrong,  was in Grindrod visiting" Lfriends  last week.  Mrs. C. S. Handcock was in Armstrong on business last week;  Mrs. -Catbcart, who lias been  spending some time With"' her  daughter, Mrs". Bladon, returned- to  her home at Moosejaw' this week,  owing lo ill health.      ':  Overland 4 is a third kind of  car���������������������������a new type. It rides "well on  any road, and combines the advantages of the large and small  types of car.  Overland 4 introduces the most  important improvejments in comforts to passengers, and in preserving   the   chassis;1  since ��������������������������� pneumatic  We  are  demonstrating with' a.  new   Overland   4,    and    would   be  pleased to show  you  its points of  merit any time.        ���������������������������   ������������������  Come   to  Vernon Road.  our   new   garage   on  Remembe'r, we stock repairs  for all types of cars and are prepared at all times to give quick-and  thorough service. =  J. McMahon & Son Enderby, BC  Cold  Weather   Clothing  Men and Boys  for  Sole Agents for Stanfield's Underwear.  Mackinaw Coats and Shirts.  Gloves, Mitts and  Footwear.  E.B.DILL  Men's Wear Groceries Enderby, B. C.  Canadian Food Control License No. 8-17170.  ssrt  See "Bill Hart" in"The Poppy  Girl's Husband," Enderby Theatre.  Special, Monday, Nov. 21th.  IHEEM^  =n.  I WOULD BE PLEASED TO  KECE1VE THE LISTING OF  YOUR PROPERTY, PROVIDING YOU REALLY WANT  TO SVLU AND THE PROPERTY WILL REAR CLOSE  INSPECTION, AS I HAVE  SEVERAL PARTIES WHO  ARE LOOKING FOR FARM  LANDS.  Address - ,.   .  Ni  F.. R. I.  KELOWNA  PE HART,  a-  r^  ENPFRBY    .  Want Affe  ^**r^^rmr^**^^*r^^*0^*^*+**,*^m***m^0+^^0*0^rt^^0m^lp^^^m  2c a word first insertion, lc ������������������ word ������������������sch inw-  tion thereafter: 25c minimum charge; 10e ext������������������������������������  where caBh doef not accompany order.  -������������������j-xr-u-i^-o~u~u~i-r-u-u~������������������-~������������������r~a~i -xj~w~���������������������������*���������������������������*���������������������������*- ������������������������������������������������������ ~ "* ^ "* i~i ���������������������������   *********** ��������������������������� ******* ��������������������������������������������� ������������������**  FOB SALE���������������������������Two cows and oi\e 2-  year-old beifer, due to. freshen  Ihis month; one yearling heifer;  also a few purebred Barred  Hock bens and April-hatched  pullets. M. Punwoodie, Enderby,.  Canyon   road. Itc&a  FOR -SKIWIC.fi���������������������������Registered   Jersey  Hull.    II. Aldin, Enderby. o26-4  ���������������������������������������������������������������  We've won tirst place  Now is the  time to have your auto  overhauled. ..'We guarantee all work.  Electrical trouble a specialty.  RAND'S GARAGE ENDERBY  Ford Dealer and Repairs.  KING  A name that stands for the best in hotel service  King Edward Hotel     V^um,Y      Enderby  ;; ������������������ X ������������������ if X )( X K X ������������������ W 55 M  x MARA NEWS X  v s; ii x x ������������������ x x )��������������������������� x x xx  T. W. Patterson was a week-end  visitor from "Vernon, returning on  .Monday.  Mrs. Gray, Miss Langdon and  Miss Douglas motored to Enderby  on Saturday. .  John Rogers came up from Armstrong-on Friday lo look over bis  logging camp, returning, on Monday's train.  The ��������������������������� school children are busy  training 'for the concert on the  12th December.  Do not forget thc dance on Friday night. The boys are anxious  to  lest their new piano.  Geo. Butterworth took, Monday  night's train for Salmon Arm on a  business and   pleasure  trip.  Thc farmers are thinking of finishing their fall plowing if the soft  spell coatinucs.  FOR SALE���������������������������One McClary Kootenay range, (i-bole; one Ciucrnsey-  Oxford range. O-bolc; both with  reservoirs and in good condition.  $30 each. Thos. Skynne, Grin������������������l-  rod.  ��������������������������������������������� 36-2c  TO LET���������������������������A good 5 -roomed house  and  barn, to let  for the winter;  1 known a.s the Lowe pl.\ec. Applv, S. Poison, or A. C. Skaling,  Enderby. 36-tf  FOR SALE���������������������������Having., decided to  ���������������������������move East, I am offering for sale  our 180-acre farm at Hupel; also  our bouse and four lots in'the  Barnes' addition, Enderby. 100  acres of farm under cultivation,  with-well-equipped house, barns,  -implement sheds, and pther.ou't-.  buildings. Will sell as going (concern. Mrs. Napoleon Simard,  Hunel. nt3-4c  \V������������������  JJAVP  JN   STOCK  MANY PEMCACJPS  TOQwrosp ������������������N  YOW  THE  Get Yoiir Supply wfoen stocK is  Tr������������������?sh iwm| Complete  LOST���������������������������Holstein   cow;   tag   on   ear  No.58020; bell on neck.'when lost.  ���������������������������S5 reward for her return to H.E.  C. Harris & Sons. Enderby. o30-tf  FOR SERVICE���������������������������Pedigreed Berkshire boar; also Yorkshire boar,  and Holstein Friesian bull. H. E.  C. Harris & Sons, (late Turner &  Donaldson) Enderby. o30-4  Duncan Pros.  ENPEBPY  Are you g"0i^g*to do an,  Building" or .Repairing  ^7s77't]^^P7.  THE FOktOWJNG ARK GOOD VALUES:  4-foot Dry Slab Wood  ...'.   $4.25 a load  No. 4 Ceiling, Flooring and Siding. .$20.00 per M  No. 2 Dimension, 2x4 and 2x6 $25.00 per M  16-inch Slab Green Wood  ......$2.50 per load  OKANAGAN SAW MILLS, Ltd. enderby


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