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 $  8mmwu#  "^v.  IN WHICH IS MERGED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  ^^^s^^^^r^sr^srBrB*  ^^ix^^i^iiw^;... .-n- i ��������������������������� .-^-.���������������������������lTfg^-.-n,Ti-----_  [Vol. 13. No. 36, Whole No. 032.  ENDERBY, B. C. THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 1919  ^gm^^^^t^^OB^*mmBm*^^0B^B^^r^rI  MWMWWNMMAAAM  *������������������&  Make\our Dreams Gcatieirae  '^  %r\   -^   V><~2  *tJ*&'  Fond parents dream of a bright future  for their children.  They dream of the literary and musical  education they are going to give their  daughter, and of the high position she will  take in her sphere of womanhood.  They dream of the education they are  going to give their son and vision him some  day as a clergyman, a famous lawyer, an  eminent physician, a prominent financier,  or a captain of industry.  But to make these dreams come true  ���������������������������or even partly true���������������������������requires foresight,  planning and money.  To provide the money what plan so  wise as to buy Victory Bonds for each child?  Thousands of parents bought Victory  Bonds for their children in 1917 and 1918.  C  Surely you will be among the thousands^  of loVing. parents who will buy Victory  Bonds for their children���������������������������fhis' year?  Victory Bonds may be bought on instalments at such easy terms that every parent  who so wishes may buy.  BuyVlctoty  For\J  ottr  fcpused by Canada's Victory. Loan .Committee.  !������������������������������������������������������ co-operation with the Minister of Finance  of the Dominion of Canada.  IMPORTANT SUGGESTION-  Mayor Jtarnes J^ays Pefore City  Council a Plan for better  Sidewalks and More of THern  At Monday night's meeting of the  -necc3itat-ing=tih<*=- abandonment��������������������������� o(l  all projected public work.  JJhiring thc present year, however, we have managed to make  considerable improvement in the  trunk road, both that portion of it  which is known, as the Vernon  ���������������������������Enderbv City Coucil, Mavor BarnesjKoad and that known as the bower  .presented a written report on the, Salmon Arm Boad. The latter por-  ���������������������������,M!r work undertaken'this year,!tion had long been in an execed-  coupled with a suggestion for a'ingly bad condition, and, for the  r.-hire policv which, is worthy of��������������������������� credit of thc town, it is a cause for  the most earnest consideration by,'m,ch satisfaction that we have  rntonavers. Thc character of side- j heen able to carry out the work,  walks suggested by Mayor Barnes,The whole of the work has been  are of a permanent nature and have <>onc ai a cost not greatly exceeding  been    adopted    in    many    Eastern'one mill of the tax rate  towns and cilics.  "hese   sidewalks  In most instances  are   accompanied  an amount  which I am sure no taxpayer will  feel to be any great addition to his  ������������������w the planting of shade trees along taxes  the curb, and in a few years streets  and roadways which were before  barren and uninteresting are transformed inlo beautiful boulevards,  with wide gravel walks shaded by  ornamental trees. But read the report and suggestion:  To the Municipal-Council, Enderby,  The war being now over, and  conditions in our town and district  improving, the time has arrived  when, in my opinion, the whole  question of construction and maintenance of our streets���������������������������including  in the tertn both roadways and  sidewalks���������������������������-ffiould   be /considered,  Gentlemen: When I was elected and instead of letting things slide  Mayor in 1014, I took office with the , indefinitely and doing the least  hope that I might be instrumental (possible���������������������������merely carrying out a bit  in bringing, about a better condi- of work here and there from time  tion in the streets and roadways to time when complaint ir. made���������������������������a  of the city; and, as you may re-! considered and carefully laid out  member, preliminary steps were plan should be adopted for eco-  taken to put the Vernon Road, nomic and systematic improvement  which is a part of the trunk Valley and repair.  pended^in^any^oriWyear.Jimvever,  should of course be kept within  reasonable limits.  The fact has to be faced that the  plank sidewalks of the town are  approaching a time when patching  will be of no further use, and con  walks and.gravel streets during the  summer season; ancl sell the team  in the fall when the logging season  Some months ago when Pr. W\. A  MacDonald., Mi.   b.   L.,   and   Boad  recommences, so as riot to have to Engineers of the Okanagan, visited  feed    them    through    the    winter. Enderby lo take up with the citi  Keep this up for a few years, and'zens the matter of road and bridg'  ��������������������������� i      ii���������������������������  iAn������������������������������������i,e  s.t\\\ i,��������������������������������������������� \i7\L I venture to predict that we should requirements, they definitely state  siderable  lengths will bave to be j^  ^  ^^  ^.^  ,own ��������������������������� ln^   |hc   Government   had   finalb  entirely reconstructed; and the  question is: what are we going to  do about it? Shall we put down  new plank walks and keep on renewing them every few years, or  has the time come to consider a  form of walk which is more permanent? Cement walks, although  if well laid practically everlasting,  are too costly. A form of walk,  however, which in some places has  been tried and found economical  and satisfactory, is rhade by putting  in a curb��������������������������� either of cement. or  wood���������������������������and then filling in witb  gravel. This, if well tamped and.  surfaced with finer material, would  make a clean ahd satisfactory-walk  which could be economically constructed and would cost practically  nothing to keep in repair. Most, of  us, of course, would- rather have  plank, but arc we prepared to stand  the expense of it? Is it not better  to face the question now, and de  gootj substantia) permanent condition, and that once established very  little expenditure would be needed  thereafter .to keep tliem up.  . Gentlemen, ��������������������������� I have no desire to  urge this, or any plan, if on examination "it does not meet with your  approval and that of our people at  large. But I have briefly taken the  idea up with several of our citizens  and they have thought well of it.  So I suggest that you at least consider:        ,   ���������������������������...... J  (1) The necessity which is evidently upon ns of adopting some  policy in regard to sidewalk-and  road construction ;���������������������������  (2) V Whether or not the plan  here referred to is "a wise one, and  one which would meet the case;   -������������������'  . (3)  If not, what course or policy  had. better be adopted.  .   It is, of course, not possible to do  any further work during the pres-  succceded in making a settlement  with the Indians through whose  land the centre Enderby-Armstron.tf  wagon road is surveyed, that the  jast money had been paid over to  the Indians and that there was no  longer anything to prevent the road  being opened into Enderby where  it is surveyed just south of the  lumber yards, and the promisc was  definitely made that work was to  proceed, on this road at once and  a new bridge would be built on the  line of the 'new road to replace thr  bridge which has been condemned  on the old road at Fortune's Crossing These definite statements were  made and the definite promise was  given. Since which time nothing  has been done either to open this  road into Enderby or to repair the  bridge at Fortune's Crossing or  build a new one. Will Dr MacDonald tell, us why?   i*****.���������������������������'ij������������������������������������i������������������i>������������������������������������i 55������������������aa  Subscription, $2 a year; 5c copy  LOSING MILLIONS  Okanagan Valley Capable of  Producing Millions of Pounds  of Choice Tobacco.  Mr. J. Bruce Payne and Mr.  Fred D. Carder accompanied Mr.  JL. Holman, of Kelowna, on a trip  ,to Salmon Arm, Enderby and Armstrong on Saturday last. Mr. Pavne  is president of the J. Bruce Pnvne  tohacco comnany of Granbv. O^e.  He is probably the best known tobacco expert in the Dominion, and  the heaviest user of Canadian tobacco in America. Mr. Carder is  president of the Stettler Ciffar Factory, Ltd., of Vancouver. Mr. Holman is the pioneer tobacco grower  of the Okanagan. These gentlemen '  were looking over the districts  named with the object of seeing the  possibilities for. tobacco growing  on a commercial scale. They hoped  to see "some good samples of tobacco grown here from the seed and  plants supplied free of charge by  Mr. Holman early in the season. In *  this, they were disappointed. At  Salmon Arm they were shown considerable tobacco in the drying  sheds, but it was not the quality to  bring tbe better price. At Enderby  they did not see any results of the  experimental growing .by the few  individuals who took the tobacco  plants early in the summer. : .At  Armstrong the results -were some  better than at Enderby but not  much.  From their observations these  men were convinced .that tobacco  growing cannot be made a success  here, untjl there is more interest  shown and men are prepared to go  into' it with the intention of making  it.a success. These expert tobacco  growers see' in the&Okanagan ideal  conditions for tobacco growing. It  should be possible, they say,;-for  the tobacco crop of the Valley to -  run into millions of pounds, which  should mean millions of dollars to  the district.  So impresse.dsisvMr, I?.ayne .with .,_  the possibilities of "the north end''  of the Valley- for.-tobacco growing  that he recently took the matter up '  withVthe  Minister  of Agriculture,  urging the Government, as a means  of   encouraging  growing  here,, to.  erect  a  Government  drying shed,  and to pay a practical man to oversee all tobacco growing in the district  and  to  instruct  beginners  at  every important stage in the development of the plant and also as to ������������������  tbe preparation of the soil and Us -  cultivation.  Jn response to this earnest request, Mr. Payne was informed by  the Agricultural Minister that tobacco growing in the Okanagan  in not an experiment, therefore the  Government, has no money to .devote to encouraging the industry.  According to figures given by Mr  Payne and Mr. Carder, Canada is  not growing nearly the quantity of  tobacco required for home consumption, to say nothing of  ber possible export trade. And in  the Okanagan ��������������������������� particularly this  portion where irrigation is not required���������������������������climatic���������������������������and-=-soib--condi--=-  tions are ideal for .growing the.  better class of "filler" tobacco.  Mr. Payne explained that the tobacco plant is primarily a top-  feeder. It takes its moisture from  the air, and the top roots are fed  by the large leaves. Hence a more  perfect quality of tobacco is grov. n  where   root ' irrigation   is   not   re-  road   and   one    of  thoroughfares,   into  our   principal  shape.      The  I feel strongly that there should  cide, once for all, what -our policy ent year,, bull'feel that it is oppor-  is to be for the future? -���������������������������.-[tunc   to   bring   the   subject   before  If the town were, to obtain ���������������������������:you now in order that it may be  moulds and make its own cement-:discussed both at the council board  curb,  procure  a  good  heavy  team and - among  the   public,   and   some  Married���������������������������At Vernon, B. C.  Nov. 12. 1919, .by Father Carl,  Miss Celia Watson to Mr. Jas.  Murphy, of Enderby.  not  anv  further borrowing on when the loggers' horses come out course of action formulated for the  breaking out of the war, however, the credit of the town, but that the of the woods in the spring, hire a  called me to military service, cutting  short my term  of oflice  and  .work   should   be   paid   for  ���������������������������revenue;   the   amount   to  out   of I trustworthy man, a good worker-  be   ex- there are. such men to be found-  coming year. <  . Yours faithfully,  Fred. H; Barnes, Mayor  Mr. D. A. Shook and family left  for Merritt lasj week, where thcy  will reside in future.  sorted to. But, he explained, however favorable may bc our natural  conditions, they cannot make a  perfect leaf unless intelligent aid  is given by the hand of experience.  Growers must know how to meet  changing weather conditions; how  to thin the leaves; how to force the  stock to give the big leaf���������������������������the top-  price tobacco���������������������������instead of the small  leaf���������������������������that which anybody can  grow and; which commands l'1^  lowest price.   .  For this reason, and believing  that if tobacco growing in the Okanagan is worth going into on a  commercial basis, it is worth going  into right���������������������������Mr. Payne, has earnestly  endeavored to interest the Minisier  of Agriculture sufficiently to have  an expert employed to cover the  field in order to encourage, instruct  and advise men who desire to take  up this branch of agriculture. He  urges ihe B. C. Government to follow the example set- by the the  governments of Ontario and Quebec, where thc development of the  industry has meant millions of dollars annually to the growers.  Tlie Okanagan Saw Mills shipped  115 cars of lumber last month.  \  -'   %\  V  J   ,- ri I  Vijl  J-JI  ?'M OKANAGAN COMMONER  THURSDAY, NOV."' 13, 1919  ff^wwtwiwjaiwwi ������������������ ������������������*. <r> i ���������������������������*'��������������������������� sr.' r. VFHsumKrir^  ������������������fcanagau Commoner  In which is memffd The Knderby Press *nd \V������������������lk������������������r'������������������ W#������������������lily  Published every Ttnir������������������Uy at ErrWby. B C,   by Tin  Walker Vrrw, ������������������t  l>er y������������������sr: S1.(W ������������������i.T mouths.  time thcy' were able tq settle upon the land, anti  even then tbey bave been disheartened by tbe  continued Svaits i'or money to enable tbem to go  ahead with their development of the land.  There may be good reason for the delays complained of. Complaints of this nature are not general. Some returned men Avho have been settled  upon land in tbis vicinity are as pleased with tbe  manner they bave been dealt 'with, by the Land  Settlement Board as others are displeased. The  fault, therefore, cannot all be in thc Board. There  ought to be some effort made, however, to bring  the administration of" this important branch of  the Government up to a higher standard of efficiency, so as to avoid the long delays and the uncertainty of which so many men complain.  GREATER STORAGE FACILITIES  INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS LAGGING  Provincial Dislrict returns sent in to the Recording Secretary of the Victory Loan, Vancouver, have becn carefully analysed ami, while thc  Province i.s doing exceedingly well in the main,  thc percentage of individual subscrptions seems  to be lagging very far behind thc record of 1918  at the same date in Ihe Drive. As a ma Iter .of fact  the Provincial districts organizer is sending out a  statement showing that* the number of applications up to Nov. otlfis only 45% of tliat of 1018,  "though the total result in bond sales is very nearly  equal to thc same date ih lhc 1018 campaign.  If there is sufficient general interest taken by  the citizens in subscribing, the tolal value of  bonds subscribed for will be assured. Last year  the proportion of subscribers was one in five of  the population. This year the effort is being made  in some districts to make it one in four. One of  tlie sales organizations has' as, one of its battle  cries. "One in Two;" That would put tbe loan  over three times the'objective.  In Enderby district thus far canvassers have  been disappointed in the somewhat indifferent  rps'-ojQsc*'which has come from the country* Tliis  mav be changed before tbe Drive closes on Saturday. As it looks now. Enderby will reach her ob-  iective carlv this week. There is ample time yet  to add a crest to the quota flag.  PRACTICAL EDUCATION  Each branch of our Public and High School  comculum undoubtedly bears an important port  in thc child's education.. There might be *4*ffc*r-  enccs of opinion as to what branch is most essential, but none at all as to the need of eacji in tbe  moulding of an all-round education. Certain \t  is lhat no branch is morc essential or more helpful to the developing girl or boy than tbe agricultural, manual training and domestic science  courses, so thoroughly taught in the JSncJerby  and Armstrong schools by Miss Rabb, Mr. Triton  and Mr. Jones.  Parents who have visited tbese schools and  watched the school children in these practical  studies, or havc followed the child in tbe home,  -P-'i r ti cu la rl v_ w i I h_rcga rd _J_o_ h js_ or_hcr_<lcycjo|v^  ment along Ihesc. lines, must have felt most safis^  ficd wiih the progress noted. And there is no  course in Die school studies in which thc children  are more interested or take hold of more readHv.  A (lemons!ration was given in the assembly  room oi' (he Knderby school last Friday evening  bv the girls and bovs of the High School, when  they served some >\0 gueds to a chicken dinner  all thc vegetables of wliich were grown in fhe  school gaj-den. and the fowl were fattened, killed.  plucked and cooked by the children wilhin the  school huilding. The excellence of the vegetables.  and of the meat of the fowl, ami the taslinoss of  the cooking ancl the service���������������������������all done bv the bovs  and ."-iris, under the supervision of Miss Rabb.  and Mr. Brillon. the hitter, more particularly in  preparing the fowl for the cooking���������������������������fully dc-mori-  sh-aled how- quickly and whole-heartedly the pupils enter into this branch of their studies.  A more peri'cctlv cooked and savory meal  would lie hard to find- It did credit to. the in-_  struclors as well as the pupils.  WHAT IS THE MATTER?  Whv-do we hear so" much complaint on the  part of returned soldiers wbo are attempting to  re-establish themselves on farm lands by taking  advantage of lhe much lauded land settlement  policv of thc Union Government? There can be.  no question about the policy itself. Neither- can  there he anv doubt a.s to the good intentions and  purpose of" the Government. Tlie fault, then,  musl lie in the administration of the policy. 1 he  fault cannol all he in the men who complain.  What the men complain of more than anything  else i.s of the shifting, uncertain, wavering tone  of the letters received from Vancouver headquarters lo letters written regarding settlements under wav and partly' completed���������������������������one thing after  another to delav the deal- Months have elapsed  in some instances between the. time the men decided upon the piece of land Ihey wanted and the  When tbe fruit shipping season was at its  highest, and the railway company and everybody  in any way connected with the handling of the  fruit were working at high speed, there was suddenly a cry from Kelowna that a car shortage existed, and it was intimated that great loss to tbe  growers was probable. Wc heard a great noise  about a car shortage, but nothing about the real  shortage���������������������������storehouse shortage. From what can  be learned, it appears there was a real shortage  of cars for only a day or two, wiiereus the shortage of storing and packing room existed for tbe  greater part of the shipping season.  It may be claimed, and in a measure it may be  true, that the fruit crop this year was exceptionally heavy. It must bc remembered, however,  that greater fruit acreage is coining into bearing  in the Okanagan every year, and the growth oi'  storage facilities close to the orchards or at shipping point*, has not kept pace with the increase in production. The cry of "car shortage"  is an easy one. But it does not get us anywhere.  What our growers must do if they would avoid  future losses such as have been experienced this  yearj is provide greater storage facilities. It is  not good business to attempt fruit growing on a  scale the Okanagan is reaching without facilities  that will take care of the crop in emergencies  such as have been complained of tbis season���������������������������car  shortage and box shortage.  Vast quantities of fruit���������������������������estimated as high a.s  a million dollars worth���������������������������have been ruincdjn the  Okanagan this year owing to these shortages, so  it is claimed by thc growers. Thc truth is, that  while much of this fruit might have been saved  had the packing houses been provided with more  boxes and.tbe transportation companies-been able  to move tbe crop more rapidly, still the big fault  was in the growers themselves not being-able to  get the crop off 0the trees and under cover where  it could be packed at leisure, or when the boxes  could bc bad and shipments could be handled.  Our   fruit   growers   must face  this  problem  sooner or later.   Tbey are not justified in clinging  to tlie belief, that thcy can go on packing their  fruit in the orchards and trucking it to snipping  points for immediate shipment to market.   Growers would avoid such losses as were suffered this  season if they would, cither individually or sollec-  tively, provitlc their own storehouses. .This year  j picking was seriously delayed in many, districts  iby the refusal of warehouses to accept fruit until  itbat on hand could be shipped. As a warehouse is  limited to its capacity, anc| a temporary shortage  I of .cars may come any time, it seems to us the  thing to do is to provicje greater storage facilities.  During the winter months is a good time to  think aw! act on tbe proposition and Huts prepare  to protect next year's harvest.  MNJJCAL CHOICE FpfrpQWEK PMNT  Important action was ta|cen last week;by the  pmlerhv f)aar<l of Trade when Secrclary flryauU  was authorized to send the following letter to Pr;  jt. c. ^facPonald- M- L* A*: ;  pear Sir: 1 am instructed by the fSmlerby Board ol  Trade to bring b> your attention a...stah'u.ent which  recently appeared in the public pre*.s, to the etTect  that a survey is now being made of the water powers  existing ta Shuswap falls and Adams P.iver, anr| to the  fact that n<r mention was made there i.V of. die Skook-  iumchucjc, the third source of power considered \\\ ihe  convention held at Vernon on the 17th July last. at  which you presided.  ^J^sj^oy^jiNJll doubtless remember, Mr. Cline, chief  engineer of tbiT"T>"*^inion^H^li^  British Columbia, reported that the power availabl  from each of the three sources respectively, Shuswap  Falls. 5000 h.p.; Adams River, 15,000 h-p.: Skookum  chuck, 10,000 h.p.; adding that, in the ease of the  , Skookumchuck, it was practicable, hy the construction  lot* a dam, to increase the horse power to 15,000. And  Mr. Cline further referred to the immense reserve of  power which would he "afforded in the c:ise of the  Skookumchuck hy the vast quantity of water stored in  Mabel bake, which would guarantee an absolutely  continuous unfailing service.  In view of this report, and of the facts which arc  well-known and apparent even to the non-tec'hni v.\\ oh  server, my board are of opinion that it is very desiiv  able, now" that the survey party is in the field, to have  them  examine and  report  on  the  Skookumchuck, r.s  well as the other sources of power.  hi course of time, as the country Alls up with population, doubtless all three falls will he harnessed.  Meanwhile it is a question which should be developed  first, and on this point Mr. Cline is quoted as statin-?  that "of the three sources of power,' the Skookumchuck is tbe most accessible on account of having a  good road connecting it with the railway."  The board believe you will agree with thorn, that a  matter of such magnitude and public importance ought  to he decided purely on its merits from an engineering and economic, point of view.  Proximity to the most thickly-populated areas is a  highly important factor, on account of the loss in, and  cost of transmission of electric power over long distances, and thc importance of obtaining the greatest  possible revenue at the least possible cost fop construction and maintenance. Wc believe that an impartial  examination of the three cites under discussion will  show that, viewed from this standpoint, the Skookumchuck is the logical choice for present development.  Wc therefore ask you, our representative in thc  legislature, to endeavor to secure that the question bv  referred for examination and final report to the  highest available hydro-electric engineering and tul-  mi nisi rat iv? authority.  Dressmaking Economy Week  Starting Friday, November 14th.  For One Week to November 20th.  An unusual money-saying opportunity for tbe  Home Dressmaker as well as the professional.  Wc know vou will be interested in tbis sale  *" ��������������������������� . c  because you will be able to purchase goods you  need every day at 'substantial savings.  WE INVITE  YOU   TO   VISIT  THE   STORE  DURING THIS WEEK.  YOU CAN COME NOW.  Money savings on Dress Goods, Silks, Linings, Trimmings, Lace, Embroideries, and small wears of  every description  THERE  ARE  WEEK-END  SPECIALS   too,  in  e  every department.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  VERNON. B.C.      BRITISH COLUMBIA INTERIOR STORE  Canadian  Food Control License No. 8-21018.  One Hallowe'en if Not the Last  Spooks  nnd   All   Hallow's  Eve���������������������������  A silver moon on thc hill:  A slight breeze���������������������������to rustle things���������������������������  Down by the Haunted .Mill.  A winding path beneath the trees,  Shadows here and there,  A screech-owl on a hunting trip  Cuts the ghostly air."  Swishu;���������������������������swisha���������������������������gurgle���������������������������splash���������������������������  Dead silence like a cave���������������������������  Only Ji niuskrat diving luyne>  And the-iiiillcreek's rippling wave.  Few yards more and  round the bend���������������������������  There stands Ihe Haunted Mill���������������������������'  Nearer, nearer, scarce breathing now,  Our verv heaits stand still.  oflicial statement of the Canadian chartered  banks issued at Ottawa. Tbey show- another good  increase in savings deposits, amounting to $30,'-  000,000 over tbe August ligures, and of $189,-  000,000 oyer September, 1018.  The savings of the people arc cpiitc apart from  the commercial balances- Tbey represent the  thrift and economy winch Canadians are practicing, and it is most satisfactory to find thcy  work oid at over $150 for every Canadian man,  woman and child, or over $750 per family.  As indicative of prosperity and industry,, one  billion two hundred and twenty-seven millions in  savings banks deposits is eloquent, indeed-  1 ' 0  INDISPENSABLE  I once wa'ssclerking in a shop, dispensing lemonade  and pop, and doodads of the kind; and a.s I worked f-.  used to think* the store would sure be on (lib blink if  haply I resigned.    I thought if T should jump the store  the patrons would go there no more, but follow where  1 went; they'd ask the boss, "Where is lhc iad whose  charms of manner made us glad?   Where is that joyous gent?"      One day when I was dreaming thus, the  boss came up, the clammy cuss, and said, "Young man,  you're .tired; too long this useful job you've held;'the  way your'fat young head  is swelled would make an  image tired."   Oh, I was thunderstruck and dazed, and  Uabjiergasted and amazed, but when I got my breath I  said, "1  do  not   care  three  whoops;   that   store  will  straightway loop the loops���������������������������my going means jits death.'  And every time 1 passed along 1 limped to see things  The success of the Viclorv Loan should be ancl mng wrong, no customers on hand; alas, the custom  uwjoubtcdlv will fx. overwhelming.    With sav-1 Mid not stop, but people, galloped to that shop, and  ipgs bailk  deposits  totalling $1,227,000,000,  awl .bought to beat the band.   Since that adventure.came to  tbe co-operation  of  Ihe depositors and bankers pass I feelj do not cut much grass, or ice or wood or  Victory Loan workers have good material upon bay; and I am humble as I toil; J strive to make tlie  wbicb to work.   These figures arc taken from the kettle boil without a grandstand play.���������������������������Walt Mason.  Hist!'What's that?    A Hying robe! ���������������������������  .   A whirring sound���������������������������a crash���������������������������  A piercing scream���������������������������and all at once  We make a homeward dash.  Ow;|s and bats.anti Hallowe'en.  A.grain; sack on a line.  A big white moon and a Haunted ISJill���������������������������,,  No thank you, not for mine!. ���������������������������b  CANADIANS WEALTHY  c.  A-n  I VJSBli t\je great task of the Provincial Publicity Committee  f   has been to bring the true status of the Victory Loan 1919  to a clear understanding of the public  work  If this can be done tbe  of   tbe   Victory   Bond  salesmen will  be easy  indeed.  I want our citizens to know  tbat 1919 is a War Year���������������������������to  understand the post war  problems that our Government  has faced, f want them to  know that it' the Government  is to keep its covenant with  the Canadian Corps���������������������������to redeem its pledges made with  our hearty approval���������������������������if all this  is to be done we must provide  the necessary money through  the 1919 Victory Loan.  I would urge all citizens to  fa miliarize themselves with the  true condition, to carefully  study all literature, which has  been conscientiously prepared  in connection with this loan.  OSCAR A. OLSON,  CliHlrman,   "provincial   Publicity.  Committee.  Si ISA MARK  KING EDWARD  A name tliat stands for tbe best in hotel service  King Edward Hotel     F,���������������������������^URPHY       Enderby  A full line of fresh meats always  on hand at prices to suit the purchaser. Cash paid for new-laid  eggs  and  good  Dairy  Butter.  CUFF  STREET  Next  to  City  Hall Enderby  Women Wanted  To buy the latest improved  Singer Sewing 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-Smiths Store.  Armstrong, B. C.  WRITE  C A. McWilliams, Agent.  BOX 842  Vernon, B.C. $  THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 1919  OKANAGAN   COMMONER  7b  WiV Your District Win This Gun?  This was a little disturbing to the  mind of the consumer, but When it   -^.-m^^������������������S*-i-7     ���������������������������--r-f- ��������������������������� *IV-T- ��������������������������� .-.-T-.   ���������������������������   -���������������������������Vi-rC'.! ni'iBiMT-'���������������������������TWit <  terial  alone  12 Mi   cents,  or  $22.50  for 180'pounds of live weight.  Ad-  ������������������r^B*m*B0*m9^*0m0*mTtmmmr*Am' '  Boche Siege Gun���������������������������A War Trophy    ,  will be presented by the Canadian War Trophies Commission to  the B C town or district making the best percentage showing  on the Victory Loan. Every town and * distrlat has an equal  chance.  In Battle Won by Bravery���������������������������In Peace to be Won by Bonds  was shown that the gross margin rding to this the original value oi  included the overhead expenses as  well as the net profit, when it was  further shown that tbe overhead  cost of handling a pair of boots in  a retail store actually amounted to  from 30 per cent to 40 per cent of  the cost landed, it gradually  dawned upon him that, after all, 50  per cent was perhaps not so unreasonable a gross margin. In fact,  public opinion would now seem to  have accepted the 50 per cent basis  as justifiable. Let us _ get clearly  into our minds just what services  the retailor perfonys in return for  a gross profit of 50 per cent.on the  cost landed of a pair of boots. He  is put to the trouble of ordering tlie  boots from, bis wholesaler, putting  them on his shelves for a certain  period of time, trying them on one  or more customers and finally making a sale. Then he collects his 50  per cent and the transaction is  closed. He, of course, adds nothing to the value of the boots.  "Let us now draw the deadly-  parallel by comparing the retailer's  services in handling a pair of boots  with the farmer's services" in rais-  a   hog,  so  as  to  estimate the  DRAWING A COMPARISON  Are We Getting Back Our National Sense of Proportion in  Regard to the Matter of Price  The Farm and Ranch Review,  of Calgary, tritely says: "The  discovery some time njjo l:v\t  bacon was :>eing retailed in Aio.  United States at four cents a pound  below the retail price in Canada  .was very largely instrumental  in raising a hue and cry for the  scalp of the "profiteer," the suspension .of the import tariff and all  sorts of drastic corrections. The  newly    appointed    Board, of   Com  merce promptly, trained its heavy  guns upon thc packer, who forthwith 'passed the buck' to the farmer in the guise of restricted buying  with the inevitable result that market prices of live hogs receded,  which in turn bas led to demoralization of the feeding, industry,  which again will ultimately lead to  scarcity and thus drive prices up  higher than ever. . . ". The said  Board of Commerce is,now investigating the boot and shoe trade, and  some very startling revelations  have been bought to light; It has  been shown that gross profits range  from 10 per cent to 65 per cent on  [the cost landed of a pair of. boots.  ing  value of the respective services  rendered and let us compare the reward paid by the ultimate consumer for each.  "Without going into a whole lot  of distracting and unnecessary  technicality, the farmer's case  stands about as follows: Original  cost of the suckling pig,'98; its  weight, 20' pounds; cost of feed,  2%c a pound: One pound of gain  is with skill produced for each five  pounds of feed. The farmer's  problem is to add 180 pounds to  his 20-pound suckling pig, so as to  produce a marketable hog weighing  200 pounds. A very simple calculation will show us that each pound  of gain Costs the farmer in raw ma-  cost of thc suckling pig, gives us  $30.50 expended by the farmer on  raw materials only. The 200-pound  pig at 18c a pound will net him  ������������������36, deducting raw materials cost  from this, leaves a gross margin of  $5.50. So far, we have dealt with  raw material only. Let us now  consider the cost of manufacture.  It takes a proportion of 174 days of  skilled work to add the 180 pounds  of gain, which means that this hog  will receive 522 prepared meals at  regular intervals, besides being  kept clean and comfortable. Then  there is the tremendous risk involved in the shape of illness or  death, which the farmer knows to  his cost.  "Taking all this into consideration, and conceding that a retailer  is entitled to a gross profit of 50  per cent for the simple services of I  placing a pair of boots on his  shelves and fitting them on a few  prospective customers, is it unreasonable to argue that a farmer,  in order o texist, must have a gross  margin of at least 100 per cent for  the services outlined above?-No  reasonable person can dispute the  justice of this. If conceded, our  hog,.,instead of selling for $36.00  would sell for .$57.00, which  would be 28 Msc instead of 18c a  pound. To maintain for one moment that ������������������5.50, or less than 16 per  cent, is a proper reward for the  cost of manufacturing a hog, extending over 174 days, is siniply  ridiculous. It does not begin to  pay for the labor and risk involved  and no sane farmer will waste his  time producing on such a basis.  It is well that the public is getting  enlightenment on industrial and  mercantile overhead costs. It will  open the consumers' eyes to the  costs,of conducting farming operations.   It is wholesome education.'  'A Victory Loan Message  TD put it briefly, we must, ih the words of the Prince of  "Wales, provide "the bridge from war to peace," across  which the farmers in Canada must drive their hogs, their cattle,  their grain ind other surplus crops to the profitable European markets.  Unless  we  can  market   our  producef how can it be possible  to find   employment   for   pur  returned  soldiers,   or   in   arr  way  maintain our position  a great exporting nation7 On-  soldiers finally placed Canada  amongst the great nations   of  the world and have given ber  a future of limitless possi^'"  ties.   It is for you to assist  keeping   her   in   that   prot  position.  The finance minister, in < ���������������������������  der to meet the legitimate*  needs of our returned soldier?.,  and other expenses arising out  of the war, has already spevA  hundreds of millions in advance and this money must he  repaid. Canada cannot possibly fail^to meet her obligations.  GEORGE KIDD.  Chairman Special Subscriptions  Committee.  Why Something from  Whiten's?  IRRIGATION   IN   SOUTH  rait   distance   from ; Vancouver, to  The demand or the Alberta farmer,  ifor   further   irrigation   extension   in  '..Southern    Alberta    and    Southwest  r.a.skatchowan, so emphatically raised  'at the  recent  Irrigation Convention  is  apparently   being "heard,   for   already   the   Minister  of  the  Interior,  accompanied by the Superintendent  , of the Reclamation Service, and the  Minister of Colonization  and   Immigration,   has   visited   the" Weif and  discussed  the'"'"'situation   with' bodies  of   farmers   at   Maple   Creek,���������������������������Raymond. Lethbridge, Macleod, Calory,  .etc.    And  they  have  promised "that  -��������������������������� further surveys for that purpose will  be   undertaken   without. delay. . f  For a long time many claimed that  irrigation was unnecessary- in Wcst-  - era Canada. Conditions of, drought  do not .egularly occur there, and  quite apart from the fact that the  scieatiiic principles of dry farming  have now obtained a great, following, there w:-.s not, thcy iiisisted. the  same  urgency   for  irrigation, ar,   in  ' other Jess fortunate countries, where  the rainfall is usually so small as  ' to make agriculture impossible  without  it.  When1 one looks back over the history of irrigation  in  the .West  and  .' remembers the strenuous opposition  , the   movement   met   with   from- tho  - public generally, onc. is struck with  the radical right-about-face in sentiment, for not only is it now admitted to be advantageous, but farmers  throughout practically the whole ol"  the south aamand its extension if  agriculture is to be permanently  successful. Doubtless, experiences  Of the past two years with a rainfall  to Southern Alberta of less than 10  in. and the bumper crops raised by  trrigationists, is responsible for this  unanimous change in opinion.  The semi-arid  portion  of Alberta  -^������������������ccupies^a^belt^approximateiyVLGO  miles in width north of the "state of  Montana,    and    extends    from    thc  mountains  on   the  west  across   the  entire southern base'of the province,  merging into the more humid climate  of Saskatchewan    at"   the    eastern  limits    pf   the   Cypress Hills.    P'"-  1 Samuel    Fortier.    consulting   irri-  ! ration engineer of the United States  ; Pepartment   of   Agriculture; who a  , few   years   ago   thoroughly investi-  X attd   Irrigation J conditions in Al-.  berta, f������������������ve it as his opinion-thatJi-Ji  . -portions of these provinces the iia-  * turaj rainfall is insufficient 'for pro-  Ctable farming, and that the main  issue would be not so much whether  Irrigation  Is necessary or not.  but  rather,   just   how   long   profitable  crops  could   be   grown   without   it.  And bte prediction has proved cor-  i rect. '���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������:  Many arguments can be advanced  In favor of irrigation being in all  ways superior to dry farming. Irrigation, when practically applied, is  the best kind of farming because it  is the only system that permits of  the most intelligent treatment of  every individual crop to suit its requirements. It eliminates the necessity of summer fallow and elaborate  treatment of the soil in order to conserve moisture. The basis of all true  agricultural prosperity is mixed  farming, and irrigation is especially  adapted to it. By its means special  fodder crops, such as alfalfa, clover,  vetch, etc., the success of which  without water, is problematical, can  be raised. In every case where it  has been put to the test in competition with ordinary farming  I methods, it has been proved to .in-  !crease production from 25 to 100 per  jcent. From the point of view of.the  (community which depends upon the  agricultural class for its own business, it has proved highly desirable,  because it means smaller farm units,  closer settlement, intensive farming.  increased trade, and a larger spend-  ; ing capacity per head of the  [tributary population.  Admitting  the  truth  of thc fore-  reason  ahce. " ' * '  Irrigation in Western Canada is  most largely practiced in Southern  Alberta. At Lethbridge, the Dominion Government maintains an experimental farm, at which careful records " are - kept of yields obtained  from the operation of both irrigated  and non-irrigated areas; (and" while,  with a measure of truth,- it may be  claimed that results on experimental  farms may be obtained that are not  within the reach of busy farmers,  the "records are of deep interest and  afford certified-data which cannot  be assailed. The Government is  entirely neutral in these methods of  farming, and at no time has any  attempt been .made. to. demonstrate  the advantages of irrigation over  dry land farming. Q������������������e-h������������������lf. of the  farm lies Lelow tbe ditch and is  irrigated; the other half i- at -������������������ve th*  ditch, and tbe latest methods of dry  farming have been practiced-  On the dry land farm, an attempt has been, made to solve tb.e  problems that the dry-rland fanner  is confronted with, the best'methods  of summer fallow, weed control.  soil drifting, etc., and an. the irrigated part, "the question tbat .tb������������������  irrigator is particularly interested  in. On both portions of the farm.  the same crops have been raised  For the past eleven years, from J908  to 1919. W. jj. Fairfield, the farm  superintendent (who prior to coming to Canada was. engaged in  similar work in the United 8tatM).  has kept a careful. .record ' of ah  crops grown- on this farm. an������������������| tbe  result has proved beyond' th"s le������������������st  shadow of doubt the advantages of  irrigation .towards increased production in that country. The increase in bushels of wheat (M������������������r-  1fuis)=was^23r"ofJ=6ats=-(Banner)==38r  of barley (Chevalier) 35. of peas  (all varieties) 1*}. potatoes (Jrish  Cobbler) 250, .(and other crops In  like proportion). -Only in one case  in the whole eleven^year period did  the irrigated crop . fall below the  dry land crop, that exception being  peas in 1916, and it is only fair to  point but' that on the dry land the  crops have-been summer .fallowed,  which .means but one crop every  other year, while oh - the irrigated  land, a crop of some kind has been  produced year in and year out. Tbe  annual precipitation for the eleven  years is 15.81, the highest being  28.0.r>.   tlie   lowest  7.62.    .  Similar results to these have been  experienced on the Canada Land ������������������  Irrigation Company's farm near  Medicine "Hat.''and on the C.p.Jl. experimental . farms at Stratbmore  and Crook's, while many individual  cases of results attained by farmers  throughout lhe whole territory may  be cited. Alfalfa production is becoming general on the. irrigated  lands, and" at prices ' running from  $33 upwards, is alone a great source  of income to tbe producer.  A large amouii^ of capital bas  been' expended by 'corporations* in  the .western provinces during the  past ten or fifteen years in providing  additional water supplies to supplement the scanty rainfall. OfHhese  corporations the C.P.R.. witb approximately fifteen million dollars, is  the heaviest investor, and though for  many year's considerable criticism  has. been levelled at, the. company, it  is now clear, that the' Investment  purely as a- financial' undertaking  and quite apart from the benefits  being derived from the Individual on  the land and the country as a whole.  is justifying itself.  The Canadian Pacific has developed in Southern Alberta the largest  individual project cn tlie American  continent, with an area greater than  thc total irrigated area in either  Colorado or California. Its irrigable area . exceeds    600,000  acres, J  Halifax. ! Surreys originally mad*  by the Dominion Government deter*  mined that for 150 miles southeasterly from Calgary and approximately  20 mll-M north and -south of tha  C.P.R. main line, was a district admirably suited to Irrigation both ia  gentle slope of the land and character of the soil. . The western section of this bloek ta now thickly  settled, with settlement on the east-  err, block being taken up as fast  as tbe land can be placed on the  market:. Spontaneous recognition  of the value of irrigation by tbosa  who b������������������v������������������ itMtw4wwt It; is trident l������������������ tho conrtwt; <U������������������y itrww of  letters of application rwsslved by tb������������������  comjMMiy. am* tt*e mtwwtmir f������������������ct ta  connection therewith U tb������������������t ro������������������ny  of tbos* who now 4t*MM������������������4 It form#r-  iy turned it <Jow������������������ wfcea W������������������*/ mtebt  have had it.  a further *r*a of -joo.ooo ������������������cres ta  the j*tbbr4������������������bie district, ori*ta������������������Ur  developed by tt>* Albert* Railway #  jrrtestlon Company. w������������������s acquired by  the cawnhsn faciflc, #������������������llw������������������y. awl  has: now re������������������eb������������������d ������������������ remarkable stag*  of development and prosperity.  Tfeo ������������������i������������������������������������tiop of tbt fvmers Is for  furthtr irrigation <m4 irrlwtio*  quickly. Tbt f������������������rw������������������or# d������������������tm. with  justifleatlon. tW it Is ������������������ life w*4  deatb issus for tfctm; if tb#y ������������������������������������������������������������������������ to  remain on Xa* JfM������������������d they roust bavt,  It; if thw 4o not **t it, the only  alternative is tbeir e*o<Jus. Already  the; Government ban ��������������������������� Hen on tb*������������������r,  lands for seed, food ������������������n4 otber assist-  ance. amounting to four million dollars, and; from tb* point of rlew of  the Government ������������������lone. It Is a business proposition. As a result of tbe  recent ' meeting between f Dominion  -Governmenuoflcl*lsLsnd-^bM������������������rm-.=  ers. referred to above, the Govern-;  ment bave promised furtber imme-,  dlate surveys of 600.000 #cres. wblcfcr  added to tbe million and a b������������������lf already known to be Irrlgsbte, will  give a total Irrfgtble acreage of two  million. A recent statement at*  tributed to tbe JJomlnlon Superintendent of tbe fteclamition Service  places tbe land io Albert* and  Saskatchewan that requires Irrigation at 5.4OO0.O0O ������������������cres. ami tbat  is not all. for a further great area  of J8 million acres, lying between  the North and South Saskatchewan  and the Battle and H*d Peer rivers,  is declared by engineers to be Irrigable, wbicb. with plenty of water  available, will prove to be among  the best productive portions of the  Canadian west To Irrigate tbe 500.-  000 acres abo^e referred to will cost,  I it is estimated, f20.000.000.  1 Tbat tbe vast sum of money invested by the Canadian pacific in  its irrigation enterprises above outlined Is sound. Is now beyond all  question. Witb 600,000 acres of  irrigable land between tbe cities of  Calgary and Medicine Hat producing  bumper crops year in and year out.  it ia not ditficv.lt to calculate tbe effect on; tbe company's freight and  passenger revenue, and on the prosperity of these cities and the province as a whole, for it Is clear  tbat tbe greater crop production the  greater general prosperity. The  greatness as well as tbe happiness  of any people depends on the prosperity of its rural population. Irrl-  gationists say that one way to become a better farmer is to become  a better irrigator. Sir Johr Wilcox  always claimed that tht> Gsrden of  rcd*n was /4n irrigated farm with  alfalfa, fruit trees and cattle on. it.  The far-sightedness of the C.P.R.  executive in foreseeing the necessity  of irrigation in Southern Alberta and  authorizing the design and construction of its-vast Irrigation system, has within the past two years,'  been clearly demonstrated.     . ^ -���������������������������  HELP WANTED  that  One  flood   circular   sawyer  can do his own filing.  One engineer with 3rd papers.  One good reliable man that can  scale logs, grade common lumber  and help in office work.  One planer man that can set up  "'^-'ARTHUR TOMKTNSON  V Grindrod,  B.  G.  The success of the Victory Loan  is^necesary Jo. combine prosperity  with peace. ..  ftl TONIGHT AT  MP'S BN44ABP  VAKWn  Cigars, Cigarettes, ������������������tc.  Pipes ana* Pipe Tofracc***  s. H.S  A.F*AM-  Endtrby U*$f No. 40  Regular roeettnm flr������������������t  Thursday on or ������������������ft������������������r th*  full moon ������������������t 8 p. n>. in *T������������������-  wnic H������������������ll. i( ��������������������������� VUltins  brethren cordially Invited  C. H. UBISVISS  S������������������cret������������������ry  ENPEH3Y J.OPGP  No. 86. Xt. of p.  Maeta 2nd A 4th  Mondvy eve  In Masonic Hall.   Visitor*cordially invitad to attend.  WM. 4NDERSOM. C. C  f{. M. WALKER. K- B. S  R. 4. COLTART. ������������������F.  fa)ace Uvery  E<J. Sparrow, Prop-  _^n4erl������������������y  Vernon Boa4  PAWT YOUR  OUTPUILPJNGSj  Now is the time, before winter sets  in.   Try our price.  Box 43 Enderby, B.C.  C. G. PIPER  Box 43 Enderby  STRAYED  To my place, Mabel Lake Valley,  one black horse colt. Owner must  claim same and pay expenses incurred within 30 days. If not  claimed colt will be sold.  FRANK MISKA.  Enderby, B. C, Oct. 23, 1019.  -Modern craftsmanship centres  all effort on things that combine  beauty with usefulness. For such  things���������������������������as-gifts for your home���������������������������  WHITENS is the proper place  to go. vf  A gift to please the eye���������������������������add  beauty 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��������������������������� quality 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  t)n It Again  Enderby  * *- *-    *  The reaction from war to peace  has bee* sudden and strong.   Our       '!,  courage may be a bit spent, our enthusiasm for service a trifle on t������������������e  |t needs a little effort and some  determination to rekindle the old  tire, but It must be kindled ������������������f the  Victory Man is to be a success.  Canada calls upon you therefore,  -' for a renewal of your faith and a  renewal of your eflort.  And that can best be expressed if  you do your utmost to inspire people to  Buy Victory P<w4������������������  p. S.���������������������������There is an old saying to  the effect that "if you can't sing the  words you can whistle the tune.  If you haven't any ready money,  borrow some and-  This space donated to the Victory Loan Campaign by  ENPERBY SUPPLY COMPANY  dealers in Roots & Shoes, Men's &  Boys Clothing,������������������Hats, Caps, Etc.  ill  tr "jV^fi  llffl  i*****pif  The New Motor Car  OVftU-ANP 4  $1298.00 Enderby  Large, luxurious, easy-riding tires made motoring possible.,  cars of long wheelbase, 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.  Its Three-Point Cantilever  Springs create a riding buoyancy  which at once establishes Overland 4 as a new type of car.  Overland 4 is a third kind of  car���������������������������-a new type. It rides well on  any road, and combine's the advantages of the large and small  types of car.,  Overland 4 introduces the most  important improvements in comforts to passengers, and in preserving   the   chassis,' since   pneumatic  We are demonstrating with a  new Overland 4, and. would fee  pleased to show you its points bf  merit any time.  Come  to   our  Vernon Road.  new  garage'* on  Remember, we stock repairs  for all types of cars and are.prepared at all times to give quick and  thorough service.  J. McMahon & Son        Enderby, B. C OKANAGAN    COMMONER  THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 1919  The Eyes of  Canada are Upon  Enderby  Every Allied Country lias raised a loan from  its people since fighting ended. They have all  raised loans for the same purpose���������������������������to finish paying for Victory.  Of all that were in the war (from the begin-,  ning) Canada is'llie only one to some out of the  struggle stronger than shc went into it.  Canada has found herself���������������������������spiritually and materially.  With reason and pride Canadians can look lo  the future and proclaim their's in deed A Promised Land.  The Victorv Loan which is needed lo finish  paving war obligations s the very barometer of  our confidence in the future. In the measure oi  benefits.  Come through and come through handsomely.  It was fine enough to buy Victory Bonds when  war was on  the threshold, but  il  is   lhe bigger  thing to buy now���������������������������when the tumuli is over-  Let's show the stuff Enderby is made of���������������������������Let's  finish the job and let's see it through.  Let every citizen of Enderby lo the limit of  his ability  Buy Victory Bonds  This space donated-to the Victory Loan Campaign by  OKANAGAN SAW MILLS  +*BrmB+m\pj ,f0tm 5fJ^,i Jg^ ���������������������������^i������������������*i������������������*J^^y ii*^������������������i|i V'**^** mimB������������������ 'mm ������������������������������������������������������ii'W*  pn* *���������������������������*���������������������������������������������*���������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  *m*B^mBV***i  t������������������  *it  *r   V   ���������������������������������������������*���������������������������  ���������������������������*"������������������   St   J4   st   Jl  ENDERBY NOTES        ������������������  *tJ- faJ- mr    mr   mr-   mr    mr-   vr mr    hi-  jt   st   st   st   st   rt   st   St   Jt   st  -,r *bt   vr *������������������r mr-   m.r  Jt    *^ j^ Jt   st  X st    st    St    s%    S%    X  MARA NEWS x  ���������������������������t ������������������ s; x 5? it x n w x  Dick Blackburn  i.s on  a business  trip to Calgary.  Mr.   II.   Brown   and   family   have  moved to Can ford Mills.  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Ed.   Harrop   >vere ,  passengers*  from    the    south    last ;Wooclpiles  Friday. .  -        ���������������������������  Two  Overland   Is were  sold  this  wee  i  Tlie Rev. Mr. Gretton held his  usual bi-monthly service in Mara  on Sunday.  Tlie early winter caught some of  our     residents     with     diminutive  Father   Carl  paid   a  A'isit  to   Mr.  ind Mrs. Brainard this'..week. They  by  Messrs.  McMahon   &  Son J are still very sick,  'or'spring delivery. Mrs.   Green   arrived   home   from  Pte. Joe Simard left  for the coast J Sicamous ihis week, where she has  further   medi-  military  bos  on   Wednesday   for  eal   treatment  in   th  vii'.A.  Manager Marley, and lVreman  Hobarge, of the Okanagan Saw  Mills, are visiiing the coasl on business.  Mr. A. A.  Faulkner returned this ,  i  week   from   Chase,   where   he   was  engaged   in   lumbering  the  summer j  season. j  .Mh:s .Jean  Poison,  who..hs'.s  been |  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������'-���������������������������''in:: ber sister, Mrs. S. IT. Speers ,  I'or llie pa::l w^ek, left on Saturday  for Chiej'.go.*  ?.Ir. Britton and family have ar-  -rived from Port Moody, a nil are  [residing in tiie Pound"* house on  J Fvergreeii ave.  I     Mrs.     Ing,     after     visiting     hcr  | mother. Mrs.Ted Cord, several weeks j Agency,   stopped   ofT   at  New  Wesl-  been visiting'her daughter.  Wc notice several of our local  lx\r hunters arc busy on the river.  Musk rats will soon be at a>preni-  itim.  Rumor has it that John Cadden  has won his accident suit with the  C. N. P.. at Calgary, and he is ex-  pect<|fj home tliis week.  We bear that thc Hall Committee  have secured a piano, so wc expect  Mara lo be a strong competitor in  Hie social line this winter.  ���������������������������Harry Blurton arrived homc last  week and at once made preparations for thc season's trapping. He  lel'l next day to fix up his old line  over  Mara  hills.  Mr.. .1. J. Dong.'ir, of Vancouver,  manager of the Canadian Teachers'  Mara on  Monday, visiting lhe school and  giving a short address to the children.  Dr. MacDonald. M. L. L��������������������������� the Dis-  ileft   for   hcr   home   in  'minster on Saturday.  i     At the last weekly dance given in  ;!bc Enderby Theatre by the Social  ���������������������������Club  there  was  a  good  attendance jlrict Engineer and Assistant Etigin-  'ftiif! a very happy lime Avas had.       jeer paid  a  visit  to  |     Mr.   J.   W.   Stiinson   arrived   lasl (day   evening    and  week from liayter. Aim., with a earjtaken of the opportunity to discuss  of stock and effects.    He'has taken with Ihc residents at a round-table  conference several matters that oc-  Mara on Satur  advantage   was  Cold  Weather   Clothin  Men and Boys  o  Sole Agents for Stanfield's Underwear.  Mackinaw Coats and Shirfs.   Gloves, Mitts  Footwear.  and  E. B. DI  Men's Wear  Groceries  Enderby, B. C.  Canadian Food Control     License No. 8-17170.  the   Murdock  road.  Mr.   and   Mrs.  place ,;on   the   Mara  Leslie  are  visiting  curred  in connection with Government   work  in  this  district.    After  New Westminster for a few days, ithe many individual questions and  Mr. McPherson, of Armstrong,, re- loninions were disposed of, a hearty  lieving him a.s manager of the local vote of6thanks was passed to tho-  branch. Hank of Montreal. visitors,   and     the    hope   was   rr.-  and  I     Mr.  Gulich  and   family moved  to  ; Enderby   from    Vernon    last  week  'and   will   occupy  the Moffet  hones.  ,Mr.   Gulich   is   local   representative  of  flip  Swift   Canadian   Company  !     Mr. V. W. Dunn, who  wholesale butcher business  in  En-j  derby  some  weeks  ago, lias  cstab-1  1'hcd   a   retail'  market,   in   thc ��������������������������� old  ,Hcd   Cross   lea  rooms  opposite- the  Walker Press. '���������������������������       '"  pressed   that   wc   should    see  hear Ihem more frequently.    -  Grandview   News  Gillard    visited    friends  ALL TOGETHER ENDERBY  BUY VICTORY BONDS���������������������������     -  and enable your country to finance lhc sale Overseas of her surplus products froni farm, forests,  fisheries and factories, mill and .mines. A glorious opportunity is open to Canada���������������������������the opoor-  . tunity to sell all she can -produce if she can  grant temporary credit. She can grant the credit  only if you buy Victory Bonds. Every extra  Victory pond you buy means more money to  flnence more orders.  ONE���������������������������to discharge Canada's obligations lo her army.  TWO���������������������������to insure Canada's continued prosperity.  THREE���������������������������because Victory Bonds are the linesl investment i'or your money.  $Uy Victory Bonds  This space donated to the Victory Loan Campaign by  DUNCAN BROS., ENDERBY  General Merchants  -WHO-WI-bL  to  IFYQUPQNT-   IF YOU DON'T  buy   Victory    Bonds    and    assist   Canada  fulfil her delist of honor to her army���������������������������  WHO WILL ?  IF YOU DON'T  buy Victory Bonds and enable Canada . to  provide credits to Great Britain with which  to  buv  Canada's  surplus   farm   products���������������������������  AVHO WILL?  IF YOU DON'T ���������������������������      ,    ���������������������������   '  buy   Victory   Bonds   and   assure   Canada   the  opportunity to extend  credit lo Great  Britain  with   which   to  purchase  our  surplus   manufactured   products   and   keep   our   factories*,  hummings���������������������������  WHO AVILL?  BUY VICTORY BONDS TO THE LIMIT  This space donaied lo thc Victory Loan Campaign by  A. REEVES  Druggist and Stationer Enderby,  B.C.  St.' George's W  rjnnual sale of homc cooking,  needle work, lea, candy and rum-  image stall al the Brownie tea rooms  | on Saturday, Nov. 29lh. Please  leave all contributions to rummage  stall at the rectory. V    fc'  Mr. A; Green and Miss A'. Airth. of  Euderby, stole a march on- their  friends last Saturday when the-y  went to Vernon and were quietly  married. Mr. and Mrs. Green have  taken up their residence in; the  Mack collage, Cliff St.  After twelve years' residence in  Enderby, in which lime she endeared herself to many" warm  friends, ?drs. M. A. Attenborough  left on Monday for Wawancsn,  Man., lo reside with hcr son, Al-  win, teller in tlie Union Rank of  lhat city.  '  A well-deserved word of praise  was given Constable Bailey a few-  days ago when the Provincial  underwriters inspector of hydrants  was hi Enderby. After making his  tests, lhat oflicial complimented the  cily on the excellent condition he  found tbem and said TSnderby had  thc besl kept hydrant-system in'the  Province.  A   <*"juiet 'wedding   took   place rt  ,    ,   , ...     ft  Mr.     I.  started th���������������������������e^ ���������������������������   .  .  here on Sunday.   ���������������������������  Mr. .7. Tomkinson is building an  addition to his house. t  Mrs.' G: Lidstone is in Salmon  Arm hospital seriously ill.  . 'Settlers of Grandview Bench are  getting ready' for a big winter's  work taking, off the timber., that  was killed by the fires last .summer.  A. will  hold   ils  Pleasant Musical Afternoon  A very pleasant musical afternoon .was spent at the home of Mrs  Hundrickspiii on Wednesday last,"  given in honor of Mrs. Jug, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tedford. Mrs.  Ing. who is leaving. here after a  visit of two months, is charmed  with Enderby. Mrs. Ing has a  well trained voice and.sang several  songs with wonderful feeling, giving extreme pleasure to lie-- hearers  and it is lo be regretted she can  not prolong her visit to enable  more to hear her.  Miss E. LangVilso gave several  songs   which   were   much   enjoyed-  A dainty tea was served by the  hostess, assisted by Mrs. Martin.  Among thc. guests, were Mrs.  Wheeler, Mrs. Blackburn, Mrs. A.  Duncan, Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. p. Gray,  Mrs. Wm..Mack", Mrs. Tedford.  Eir.rS  W. V. A  The home or~Mr. and-XIrs. STTeer.f  Enderby. last Thursday, Nov: (>th,  when Mrs. S. Main of Arrnslron'g,  became ihe wife of Mr."George A.  McWiiliams. of Vernon, the' Rev.  A. Wesley Miller of Armstrong officiating. After a dainty luncheon  the wedded couple took the afternoon train for Banff. Alta. On their  return  thoy will  reside al  Vernon.  Saturday i.s the lasl day for buy-!  ing lhal Victory Bond you have  been thinking aboul. Better call ar,  lhe Victory- Loan ollice, opposite!  ihe Walker- Press, and make sure'of |  is   too   late.    The  Ihc city, knowing  Recovering Sanity  The last act of the Ottawa par7  liament which prorogued on Monday was to pass the Doherty prohibition measure, which will enable any province in the Dominion  to become "bone dry" if the people  by referendum so declare they  want to. It will take several months  for the new law to become operative. In the meantime the country  automatically goes back to where it  was when the war legislation was  brought in, and il will now be  possible to re-establish inter-provincial trade, when it will be possible to get a bottle for family use  at, say $2.50, instead of having to  pay $2 for a prescription and -V)  'to lhe druggist a.s now. Little grains  of commoij_.sen.se like this, working  their .way through thc neck of the  hour-glass of time, all tend to show  that the world is gradually recovering its "sanity.  Get the Local News��������������������������� take t'ne Commoner  yoiir's before   it  business  man   in  a good thing, has responded well,  but Ihe farmer is a Way behind in  taking up the safest invos'lmoiil in  lhe world today,' and at the same  time helping the eounfi'v to. greater  prosperi ly in the fuiw.'-o*. ."Signed,  Secrelarv Enderby Unit  It will be good news to the citi-  t^ti s"=t) f���������������������������En (1 e r b y=-a n d^-d i s t ri ct--t o=  learn lhal the local- branch of the  G. W. V. A. have been given the use  of Uic Enderby Drill Hall, for the  holding of meetings, drills, social  gatherings, etc., which conic under  llie head of community interest. It  is understood to bc the intention  of the local organization to make  the Drill Hall not only headquarters  of thc G. W. V. A. but also the center for various public functions  that le'iiil to upbuild and conserve  the community's welfare.  A meeting of the local branch is  to be held in the Prill Hall this  (Thursday).... evening at 8 o'clock,  when it i.s hoped all members* will  attend.  Establishing a Reputation  Our good  friend, Rev. R. Newton  !>>,well   is   back  'in   Toronto   cstab-.  lishing- a  reputation.'    He  is 'trying!  Ihe  imvjossible:   trying to  convince  those old  topers of thc City'of lhe  Good   ih'a!   beer   drinking   is. more)  immoral   and   degrading   lhan   ithe!  drinking of whisky or gin or any of j  Uie booze   with   a   real* kick   in  it. I  Presumably R. Newton "speaks from  experience, but  would  he  have'the  same   line  of  argument   if.  jt   were  possible  for lhe drinking public .io  get   anything  bul  beer  as  a   beverage  ? -  Try our small .-quarters and cuts  for Family Trade, now that the  cold weather i.s with us.  GEO. R. SHARPE  Wholesale, and   Retail   Butcher  Enderby, B. G.  An Exchange of Money that  Pays���������������������������  When you buy Victory Bonds, you simply exchange one kind of money for another.  A dollar bill is Canada's promise to pay.  ,    So are Victory Bonds..  But Victory Bonds pay interest-   '  Consider the security behind Victory Bonds-  Canada and all that is contained therein.  Consider-the good rate of interest���������������������������Victory  Bonds pay 5%%���������������������������nearly twice, as much as  Savings Banks. "  Consider the saleability of Victory'Bond's������������������������������������������������������  their use as collateral for a loan; their prospective  advancement in price.  Consider the purpose for which Canada requires the money���������������������������Cleaning up our -obligations  to the army and maintaining the prosperity of  the country.  Are not these reasons the best in the world for  exchanging one kind of money for another?  Should not every Canadian put all his weight  behind this Loan?  Should not he exchange all thc money he has  for Victory Bonds?���������������������������nnd all the money he can  save for the next ten months?  Buy Victory Bonds  EVERY DOLLAR SPENt IN CANADA  This space donated to the Victory Loan Campaign by  FULTON HARDWARE CO.  i������������������-  Want Ads  *^+r^*r+0mr+*m0*rB***Br+*+*B*  **N0������������������A**#W*#^****#M*M0������������������^^^  2c a -word first insertion., lc. * word Meh inner  tion thereafter; 2Sc minimum' charge: 10c txtn  where cash doea not accompany order.',  ^M^m^vMPWWt^MW^M*****  ^M^M*M*������������������^  *^F^*rBr*r+rBr*r*r-  FOR     SALE���������������������������Cutter,     seated     for  four.    H.  F.  Cowan,  Enderby  EOR   SERVICE���������������������������Registered   Jersey  Bull.   H. Aldin, Enderby. o26-4  FOR SALE���������������������������One McClary Kootenay range, 6-hole; one Guernsey-  Oxford range, 6-hole; both with  reservoirs and in good condition.  $30 each. Thos. Skyrme, Grind-  crod. 36-2c  TO LET���������������������������A good J 5-roomed house  and barn, to let for the winter;  known as the Lowe 'place. 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 house and four lots in the  Barnes' addition, Enderby. JOQ  acres of farm under cultivation,  with well-equipped house, barns,  implement sheds, and other outbuildings. Will sell as going concern. Mrs. Napoleon Simard,  Hupel. n|3-4c  LOST���������������������������Holstein   cow;   tag  on   ear  No.58620; hell on neck when lost.  S5 reward for ber.return to H E  C. Harris & Sons, Ender&y. o30-tf  FOR SPfWICP���������������������������pedigreed Perk-  shire hoar;, also Yorkshire boar,  and Holstein friesian hull- H- P-  C. Harris & Sons, (tote Turner &  ponnldson) jEnderhv.  o3<M  FOR SA1.P OB RENT���������������������������We!l-huiU  comfortable pr\c\i veneer house,  five acres land; 45 fruit trees,  hearing well. Staple and henhouse; located on river hank.  Terms to suit- Apply, A. M- fwird.  Pnderjjy. : oj6-tf  Arthur ToroJ*  GMmWJ>,JflC^  m  Wishes to announce t|i:*t hr is  putting into his saw mill a larger power plant, and is prepared to purchase all logs along  the river hank from Grindrod  to Enderby this winter at $9.50  per thousand. He also has 40-  000 No. 2 shinglea on hand at  $4-50 per thousand-  Call and see him.  farmer9! Supply  Store  MARA, P.C.  Special sale for this month  of Groceries, Feed and  Flour, Pry Goods.  N. P������������������vlo$,   - -   M*���������������������������  ^A?y  m������������������&^  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  SEALED TENDERS superscribed  'Tenders for Enderby Bridge." will  be received by the Honourable tiie  Minister of Public Works up to  noon of Wednesday, the 19th day  f November, 1919, for the erection  and completion of a Highway  Bridge over the Shuswap, River at  Enderby, B. C.  " Plans, specifications, contract an:|  forms of tender may be seen or obtained upon payment of a deposit  of $5, deposit to be refunded when  plans are returned, on and" "fettle 29th day of October, 1919. a^  the Department of Public Wckr.,,  Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.  at the .office of the District Engineer, Court House, Vancouver, B.C.,  and at the office of the Assistant  District Engineer at Vernon. B:C.  Each proposal" must be accompanied hy an accepted bank chc<iue  or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada;, made |">livable to the Honourable the Minister  of Public Works, for the sum of ten  per cent of the amount of the tender as security for the due fulfill-'  meat of the contract, which sh.jll  be forfeited if the party tendering  decline to enter into contract when  called upon to do so, or if he fail to  complete the work contracted for.  Jbe cheques or certificates of de-  bosit of unsuccessful tenderers will  be returned to them upon the execution of the contract.  Tenders will not  be considered  Unless made out on the forms sun-.  fijied. signed with the actual signa-  ure of the tenderer, and enclosed  in the envelopes furnished.  The   lowest   or   any   tender   not  necessarily accepted. .  A. E. FOREMAN,  Public Works Engineer.  Public   Works   Pepartment,   Victoria, P. C��������������������������� 21st October. 1919.      3  POMINION  LAND  Increase in Rate of Interest  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given  that in accordance wilh the provisions of an Act to amend the Pominion I-ands Act, passed at the  last session of Parliament, and  commencing from the 7th July,  1919, where interest i.s chargeable,  the rate of such interest on all  new transactions in. connection  witb Pominion Lands shall hc six  per centum per annum; also thnt  from the 1st of September. 1919,  the rate on all overdue instalments-  in connection with both past and  future transactions will be increased to seven per centum per  annum.  By order,  U PEREIRA,  Secretary.  Pepartment of the Interior,  Ottawa, Aug 26, 1919      ol6-4  Ja$- Pickton  REAL  ESTATE,  INSURANCE  GENERAL AGENT  Bell Block Enderby  ^ C. SKALING, B. A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  INSURANCE  Bell Blk.  Enderby, B.C.  CITY OF ENDERBY  Revision of Voters' List, Year 1920  NOTICE is hereby given that the  first sitting of the Court of Revision  will be held at the City Hall, Enderby, on Wednesday, the 10th day  of Pecember, 1919, at 8 o'clock p.  m., for the purpose of revising and  correcting the Voters' List of the  City of Enderby and of the extra-  municipal portion of the School  District, of Enderby, and hearing  and determining any application  which may then he made to the  said -Court to strike out the name  of any .person improperly omitted  therefrom.  Dated at the Citv Hall, Enderby,  this-13th dav of November, 1919.  GRAHAM ROSOMAN,  City Clerk.

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