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 '-*V-i  /  V>?:^  VS  XWfSNX  IN WHICH IS MERGED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S .WEEKLY.  Vol. .13, No. 45, Whole No. 641  ENDERBY, B. C.   THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 1920.  c  key Games Good,  Bad and Strenuous  Monday night' every auto in announced was 4-3 in favor of  Enderby llui'l could be put oil. Armstrong.  the road by lhe gaiages was in' An effort will be _ made to  commission- carrying Enderby have- neutral referees through-  hockey enthusiasts to and from out the scries of games. Here-  Armslrong. Trips were started alter, according to league offi-  a^'eai-ly as 5.30, and the last��������������������������� cials, any outsider or player  Irip /'home was made at G oilier than the captains of the  O"-lock Tuesday morning. It teams who intcrfcr -''with the  was a jolly crowd lhal started,play or the referee will bc put  out.    bul    a    sore   and    sullen jofl" lhe ice.  bunch  thai came home.    There!  Armstrong  ! Horrex  -  Fowler  u  s>  Subscription, $2,a ymar; Se ������������������*py  xxxxxkxxxxxxxxxx'kkkxxxxx*K xxxxxxx  x ENDERBY NEWS *j* MARA NEWS NOTES x  K X X XX xxxxxxxx xxxx xx XXX XXX X X XXX X X  1  musl have been a reason lor  lhis. change in lhe spirils of lhe  young people. Enderby's team  ci* hockey players anti their  supporlers are , good sports.  Thcy'can lose a game wilhoul a  grumble. But lhcy will not take  dirly work al Ihc hands of anolher learn any sooner lhan  Ihcy would as individuals lake  a slap, in  lhe face.  Whether, all   wc  havc  heard  said of  lhc Armslrong game is  justifiable' or nol we are not in  a position to suy, but-certain it  is   lhal   the  Enderby boys   feci  lhcy were robbed of the game.  II is difficult lo sec bolh sides  of a dispute of this nature.    It  may be   lhal  the rullings  com-  . plained   of  were  not intentionally   irregular.     But -this   poinl  ���������������������������musl'  nol  be overlooked:  Bolh  loams  understand'  lhc rules  of  Ihe game.    When  they havc a  raw   deal   put  over   Ihem   thcy  do nol have to wail to bc told  aboul it.    Surely if there is any  reasonable    doubt    about    -the  score, these learns arc made up  of good  enough sports  to play  Ihc   game    over.      Thcrc   isn't  cnousfh  al   stake, in  connection  wilh   lhe  winning or  losing of  lhe-whole league scries to cause  hard feeling. Wc cannol believe  lhal  Armstrong players arc so  anx'rvjs  In come oul on.'lop in  'llie few league games that thcy  will lake a game so openly'disputed .bv. the spectators as well  as .Die players.  .  Here js the Armstrong report  -of- Ihc Game, which clearly nidi-  ea I cs   Ihc ��������������������������� na I ure  of   the  coni-  nlaini':    - -"  King  Dii'rroch  11. Phillips  J. Phillips  llu niy  goal  point  c.  point  rover  centre  r. wing  I. wing  Enderby  Green  Sparrow  Poison  McMahon  \V. Jones  S. Speers  }. Duncan  Leaf/tic  Standing  Armstrong Won 2  Enderby       Won  0  Vernon      Won 0  lost 0  lost 1  lost 1  Good Game at Salmon Arm  The Enderby hockey team  drove lo Salmon Arm Thursday  evening for a return game. One  car failed to arrive and thc boys  had to play one man short and  without' pads, etc., for thc goal  keeper. But thcy put up a fast  game and were strong on combination work. The Arm boys  could hardly realize they were  playing thc same team they defeated only a few nights before.  Both sides played strong, and  thc score sce-sawed from one. to  thc othcr, -Salmon Arm shooting 5 and Enderby 4.  Thc boys arc high in their  praise of the treatment given  by Salmon Arm's players and  citizens, who provided supper  for 25 after the game, and giving them a royal send-off on  lhcir leaving for home.  , Armstrong Wins at Vernon  got! I  Armstrong Report of Game  The Enderby learn visited  Armstrong on Monday night  and'a very exciting evening was  the i.esiill. The rink was pretty  . avc 11 packed by people from  both   towns. -  Like lhe game in Vernon this  one slarled  olf al  a   fast pace  and il was remarkable that the  boys were able lo keep it up lo  Ihc finish. Boih sides tried hard  lo   gain   thc  offensive,  and   the  play was kepi well in   lhe centre.     Endcrhy  scored   lhe  first  goal, and a mighty shout went  up.    Aflcr lhc lime-keepers had  shouted   lime,   but   before   the  referee or players heard  Ihem,  Armstrong shol   lhe  puck into  lhe Enderby net.    This counts,  according  lo hockey rules as a  But il was-disputed.  'was^a n^-ti 11 forluiia tcf"hap==  pening, and measures should be  laken   lo guard against similar  occurrences in future'  An electric go'hg hung over mid-ice, to  be.    rung   by . lhc    timekeepers  would .''be    the    surest   way " to  overcome the possibility of a recurrence of the unfortunate dispute.       Then  again,  in  such  a  ..strenuous    struggle    and   amid  such   an    excited    crowd   other  troubles arc apl lo happen, and  Ihey did.  ���������������������������    ll i.s always natural  lo  blame   Ihe olher  fellow,  but  if   was -really dillicult  to tell in  every case  who  was  right and  who wrong.  However, all will admit that  outsiders should keep off* thc  ice and endeavor to control  'themselves a lillle better, both  in what Ihey do and in what  they slioiit'-'iii the ears of the  excited' players.  To sum it 'all. up, Enderby  thinks.-slic had'-two goals coming to - her and Armstrong  thinks she had two more that  should have counted" However  regrelablc Ibis was, it was left  to lhc officials and all- plavers  arc pretty well agreed tliat Referee Heinhart did his best and  lhat very well under the circumstances-.'   The  score finally  On Friday evening thc Armslrong team drove to Vernon to  play the first game in the league  scries. Thc playing started very  fast���������������������������too fast, in the minds of  the spectators to last���������������������������but it  was fast to the Jast.   '  Vernon took the offensive,  and the Armstrong boys drew  themselves- together and let  them come. At the end of the  first period the score stood J-Q  in favor of Vernon.  The second quarter -ojiencd  wilh a goal shot by A. Philips  for Armslrong. fids was followed by another brilliant sliot  by Fowler who passed tbe puck  between his legs with his bacjc  to lhc net and put Armstrong in  thc lead.  Vernon added three more in  this period and Armstrong one,  which left them at tlie end of  lhc second" period ,4-3 in favor  of Vernon.  When the gong for the'final  period rang it was a question of  the���������������������������tcam=-with=-thc-bcst-staying=  power winning. After several  miaulcs of playing Armstrong  evened thc score, and in the last  mi mile of play, with supreme  effort, the boys managed to put  in Ihc winning goaf.  Thc game was very clean,  and very strenuous, but lacked  good combination. Steel Fisher  ably re forced the game.  The Vernon learn proved to  be good spoils and were good  losers, acknowledging defeat  gracefully and hoping to come  back later.   The teams:  Born���������������������������At   the   Enderby hospital, Jan. 9th, to Mr. and Mrs.  Roy Hutchison, a son.  X  Mrs. Chas. Oppertshauser returned home from the East on  Monday, where she had been  visiting relatives the past few  months.  x .  Jan. 15th is the last day for  rebate on city water rates. If  not paid by Jan. 31st, water will  in all cases be cut' off without  further notice.  X  All ladies (married or single)  are requested- to meet at the  City Ha|l next Tuesday, Jan..  20th, at 7.30, for the purpose of  arranging for a leap year dance  . After an illness of a few  weeks from what resembled the  sleeping sickness, but was tubercular meningitis, the infant  child of Mr. E. Crowell died on  Monday at the Enderby hospital  An epidemic of hiccoughs is  the next thing to come our way.  According to certain medical  authorities the disease has already appeared in-' mild form,  and will undoubtedly sweep  across the continent.  X  The Deep Creek local, U. F.  B.C ., is having a social on Friday, Jan. 16th, at 8 o'clock in  the school house. Ladies are  requested to bring refreshments while a charge will be  made for men.  X  The popular favorite,' June  Caprice, will be seen next week  at the Enderby Theatre in "Blue  Eyed Mary." This is a love story  full of sprightly adventure and  with a happy vein, of comedy  running through it. Mutt and  Jeff will assist Miss Caprice in  another big bill.  Fred Dean and his sister,  Mrs. Collinson' and family, returned to Mara after an absence of several months in the  fruit district.  * -  It is rumored, that an interesting event is to occur in a few  days in which one of Mara's  young ladies is one of the principals.    Particulars  later.  fc*******'"^^^^*������������������������������������������������������ - ������������������ ----,- - r,r j-mj  Albert  Elli^s,  who  spent  the  last,  month   with   his    grand  m,  turned  Nominees for Civic  and Municipal Offices  In response to the unanimous  wish of the citizens of Enderby,  expressed in a petition, Mr. F.  H. Barnes was induced to take  the office of mayor again, and  with him were elected as aldermen Messrs. J. L. Burnham, R.  J. Coltart, J. B. Gaylord, John  Mackay and James Nichol, and  Mr. Coltart police commissioner. All these men have had  experience   on   the   aldermanic  i6thei\   Mrs.  .Zettergreen,   re- J*03"1  of Enderby" except  Mr.  irned to the Coast on Saturday Mackay.   Mr. Nichol has served  X several  terms, and so has Mr.  The death,of Mrs. Andrew  Beattie occured at her home in  Enderby "on Jan. 10th, after a  prolonged illness. Mrs. Beattie  was beloved by all who were  fortunate enough to.,know tier,  for her kindly ways of hejpful-  ness and trusting disposition.  She was 75 years of age. The  funeral took place from the  bome Monday afternoon.  Mr. J. L. Buttan returned* this  week from a visit of several  weeks in Toronto and* other Ontario points. He wqs accompanied hy Mrs. Buttan. After  spending a few days in Enderfcy  tbey motored , to IfaJkJawJ  wbere Mr. Ruttan is installing  a lumber mill preparatory for  a beavy cut this season, to he  used in the construction of the  C. N. fi.  *  ������������������nderhy curlers have hat? a  straight week of schedule playing with fair ice. The games  have" been close enough to he  interesting, with an occasional  e__ceptM������������������,j>ndJ-he^_arious_.rinks.  Bob   Gray  after  spending  few days at home, returned to  Okanagan Landing on Saturday  The dance on Friday night  although'not quite so, well attended as usual, was a very successful and enjoyable affair.  ��������������������������� '���������������������������      " .X  JJas. Evans of Salmon Arm,  was around Friday looking for  horses for logging. We understand he obtained several here.  X  Mr. Brainard, who has been  seriously, ill for several months,  w������������������s taken -to the Vernon hospital on Saturday.  Another addition to the number of cars at Mara arrived last  week when Victor Witala came  up from Vernon with an  Overland. Mr. Bell helped him  over the, bad spots on the road.  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  X '<  GRINDROD LOCALS     x  XXXXX XXX XXX X XX X  Mrs. D. McManus was taken  to -the Vernon hospital this  week seriously ill.  Tom McManus came in this  week to visit his brother Dan.  --*- ���������������������������.-:      bb-  'Win. Monk attended the conference of the Farmers' Institute atoJVerhon on Monday. h _  *  Dan McManus had the misfortune to fall and cut-his hand  a few days ago; followed almost  immediately by blood poisoning.  K "       .  Tlie breaking of a small rod  on the new engine in the Grindrod sawmill is causing another  delay in operations.  The Grindrod church is now  nearing completion, the sbingr  Una heina finished this week.  VThe United; Farmers of the  Grmqro<J local are hoidmg a  social evening in the G. f. JJaJl  on Jan. 2Jst-  Coltart. Both have proved  themselves invaluable as aldermen. Mr. Burnham and Mr.  Gaylord are starting their second term on the board. In the  past year, Mr. Burnham did  faithful service, as chairman of  the waterworks committee, and  the year previous, before he  was called to Skeena City, Mr.  Gaylord served as chairman of  the light committee. In Mr.  Mackay, while a. new man on  the board, we have one who has  taken deep interest in town affairs and who will give the best  service at his command.  There was no one nominated  on Monday to take the place of  Mr. Bryant on thc Board of  School Truslees. Mr. Bryant's  term has expired and he" feels  that he has not the time to  spare from his other business to  act on the school board another  term, though it is the general  feeling that his^presence on the  board ,is-particularly needed af  this time. The Board of School  Trustees will have to find some  way to fill the vacancy on thc  board.  SPALLUMCHEEN MEN UP  H.   H.   Worthington   and  Mat=  ������������������ Hassen for Reeve���������������������������Only One  Contest for Councillor.  Messrs. Worthington and  Hassen, both members of the  retiring council, have been put  in nomination for Reeve, which  will result in a very strongly  contested vote as both men arc  well and widely known and  carry with them into, the contest experience and ability to fill  all requirements of the office.  The three new members of  the council board elected by acclamation, Messrs. Jas. Sneesby,  T. LeDuc, and Ben Trimble, are  men known for their levelheadedness and,ability in their  own business ahd will without  doubt measure up to all that  may be required of them.  Councillor. Dodds Js the only  member of the 1919 council remaining, elected' by acclamation for Hullcar ward.  In Lansdowne ward the contest will be between H. A. Allison and Harry Johnson.  Police Commissioner-��������������������������� Wm.  McNair; .School tructee. E^o.-.  Patten.  Mr. H. L. Pearse Passes Awsr  ARMStRONG NOMINEES  Mr. H. A.'Eraser Mayor by-Ac?  clamation, with Seven Candidates in the Field for Aldermen.  Pon't forget  night nance.  the   Saturday  * t ������������������ * V * ������������������' * **:*:*:������������������:4:**:*:*������������������:*.*.  Armstrong  Horrex  Fowler  King  Darrocli  A.   Phillips  T. Phillips  Hardy  goal  point  c. point  rover  centre  r. wing  , wing  [Vernon  Fuliner  Sini'ms  Klausman  Norris  R.  Forester  MacLeod  B. Forester  According to a leading distiller in Canada the Dominion  will'be-bone-dry in-six months.  Not because of legislation, but  because all the whisky will be  sold bv that time and the demand for more will be so far in  excess of the possible- supply.  This sounds fishy. The statement should.be followed by the  words "get your order in early"  to make the wording complete, "an early date.  are whipping into shape for a  hard-fought series*���������������������������if the ice  holds. . Jn the first round now  being played, peeves won from  Dill and Keith, Keith from Walker, Walker from Peeves, Pill  from Walker.  X  Mr. and Mrs. Bigg returned  this week to Enderby after an  absence of three years, during  which time both served the Empire in the Great War, Mrs.  Bigg in Bed Cross work, and  Mr. Bigg in command of India  troops, in France, in Egypt, in  Italy. They are now preparing  to resume residence in their  home property north of town.  *Tm  Word has just been received  that, owing to a change in the  Grand Trunk service between  ���������������������������Prince'-'-Rupert and Vancouver,  the big feature "Queen of the  Sea," featuring Annette Kellerman, billed for .Tan. 21sf, will  have to be cancelled. This show  was booked for Enderby on an  open date but owing tov the  change in boat schedule the film  will not Teach Vancouver in  time to be sent on here. Tliis  big feature will,, however, be  shown  in  Enderby Theatre at  ARMSTRONG BRJPFS  :������������������ k 4 nn,vi:(it;vt:t:t:i titccvt:  Born���������������������������To Mr. and Mrs. JF. J.  Murray, pn Saturday, Jan. JJJOtb,  a-som   Mr. H. A. Fraser being the  only "nominee for mayor, was  on Monday elected by reclamation.  police commissioners, elected  by acclamation���������������������������Thos." Halladay and Geo.J Murray.  JLiccnse Commissioners��������������������������� By  acclamation: H.. C. Armstrong  and Chas. Christian.  Only three of the retiring aldermen are again seeking reelection: Messrs. Adair, Thompson and Parks. Messrs. H. S.  Best; R. J. Fletcher, Geo. C.  Lembke and Chas., Hardy are  new men " seeking municipal  honors.  Out of the seven candidates  named the ratepayers will elect  five on Thursday.  The death orMrVH. L. Pearr-  of Salmon River occurred at  the -Jubilee Hospital. Vernon  on the 6th inst. Mr. Pearse had  been in -poor health for a fonet  time and had been in tbo *������������������o������������������;-  pital some months. He .w*n'������������������? nyi  early settler in the Salmon  district', and. thouerh of a retiring disposition, was. well, and  favorably known to a host ..of  friends--throuehont- the -vallev.  Interment took place at - th?.  Vernon cemetery on . the 8th,  the Armstrong lodge of Mason*  taking charge of the fimwir-?������������������'���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-  rahffements. A larcfp Tnir*V*"  r������������������f Masons from' r\rt"*tr"^? .i^' ���������������������������  the Vernon Jodtfe attending. 'A.'  EvSaqe aave th". fiinrr<������������������V'������������������f>������������������,  vice at the crave.  rfe. is survived hv three brothers. L- R- and T- T Pearse of  Monfp Creek- and J. C. pp;>r������������������������������������>  of Falkland The late -J?. T- W.  pearse of Ram loops was another brother.  Born���������������������������On Saturday, Jan. 10,  to Mr." and Mrs. p. C. Leary, a  son;  The manager of the Armstrong skating rink announces  his intention -of giving a carnival week after next, but at the  present time it is impossible to  set the date.  A pleasant gathering of thc  parisjioncrs of St. James'  Church took place in thc Drill  Hall, Armstrong, on Wednesday last . Mr. Alderson, thc resident rector, who only recently  took up his duties in this parish  had asked the parents of the  parish to assemble with their  children, that the large and  scattered membership might  become, better 'acquainted with  each other.  Tlie lad^s of the Methodist Church will have a sale of  home cooking and a valentine  tea on Saturday, Feb. 14th.  (Subject  to  sugar conditions.)  Take the family to the King  Edward for Sunday dinner and  the home life will be made the  sweeter for the rest of the week.  FAVORABLY SEASON  Spallumcheen farmers' Institute Shows an Increase of  Pleven in Membership for  the Past Vear.  The annual meeting of the  Spallumcheen Farmers' Institute was held in the City Hall,  Armstrong, Dec. 27th.  The president, L. W. Patten,  was in the chair, with 25 members present.  The president's report showed  an increase in membership of  eleven, the number of members  now being 152. Three hundred  and thirty-two boxes of stumping powder were sold during  the year, three cases of caps and  five cases off use.  Thc financial report showed  a balance on hand of $57.58.  The cash receipts for the year  amounted to $3,940.  Thc 'following officers were  elected: President, L.W.Palten;  vice-president, A. Fowler; directors, H. Hawkins, A. W.  Hunter, .Tno.McLeod, Myles McDonald, "W. E. Chappie, George  Lynn and H. Harding.  One pure-bred Holstein bull  was bought from Mr. Steves,  through the Institute. Tliis is  the fifth bull brought into this  district tlirough the Institute.  The annual meeting of St.  George's congregation \ViJ(l bc  held in the Parish Hall, Thursday evening, Jan. 15th, at 8.  Pwhlic ii fffoft School Salaries  In connection , with nV demand of the school teachers for  increased pay, the following  figures will he read with interest. They apply particularly fo  Armstrong school hut have n.  hearing upon the schoo|������������������ in  general:  Trustees       Teacher*  pay ask  |9|9 |920 1920 |922  Puhlic School  Principal, $f 800 $2000 $2100*2400  1st asst. .. 1020 1200 1500 1600  2n<L asst...... 1000, _1080__ 1200, 1380-  3rt| asst...  1080 1080  Alh   asst...     900 1020  5th  asst.   ... 060 1020  Gth   asst...   1100 1200  High School  Principal,    1700 1800  1st asst....   1400 1500  Manual Training  Instructor,   jsoO 1800  Domestic Science  Instructor,    1320   1320  Salaries,   1919,  paid   . ��������������������������� ���������������������������  Salaries,    1920,   granted  board      Salaries,    1920,     asked  1200 1390  1020 1200  1020 1200  1M0 1380  2400   2700  1800   2150  1800   2150  HA0   1620  ...*M-������������������20  by  ... 15,020  by  teachers      16620  Salaries,    1922,     asked   ,by  teachers     10,250  School rate, 1919  8.f mill*  School rate, 1920 ..     .... 9.5 roillf  School  rate, 1920, teachers' request  ......... 1M0 mi!l������������������  School rate, 1922, Teachers' request 14.8 mill*  Prof. G. H. Stone, musician  and artist, a returned Australian soldier, who has come to  Armstrong to fake the position  of organist and choirmaster in  St. James Church, intends to  engage in his professional work  immediately, and generally to  help the musical interests of the  district. He hopes fo receive  the patronage of the people.  A  ��������������������������� .?x  ?l  It  !'     S*  in ������������������fcanagan Commoner  la which is aer^ad The Exierby Press and Walker'* Weekly  Fublisfeed every Thursday at Enderby. B.C., by The Walker Press, at  peryaar; 11.00 fix months.  H. M. WALKER  {THURSDAY, JAN. 15,  1920.  BACK ON THE JOB  Enderby is fortunate  in  having  Mr.   Barnes  reconsider his determination to "quit the mayor's  chair and to have him respond to the unanimous  jpetition of the citizens to allow his name to be  put in nomination again for that position.    It is  fortunate, too, that Alderman Coltart and Alderman  Burnham  agreed   to^stand  again  and   to  have Mr. Gaylord and Mr. Mackie elected to fill  the vacancies on the council caused by the illness  of Alderman Adams and the inability of Alderman "Miller to attend the meetings.   The election  of these men insures Enderby's municipal business being in good hands the ensuing term.        <s  Mayor Barnes the past year advocated that the  city should pay it's civic ollicers, as is done in ali  other towns in the Valley, payment to bc made  on the basis of regular meetings attended.    This  was advocated when Mayor Barnes and the aldermen then acting had decided that thcy would  not again stand for election.   The demand of llie  citizens     that     they   reconsider   their    decision  would not admit of their declining.    It is only  reasonable and just that they should fix a small  salary for themselves.    Enderby citizens do nol  demand  that anyone should  give  the.  time  required in attendance on these meetings doing the  city's business for nothing.    Other municipalities  already have adopted the policy, and there was  no complaint from any quarter.  OKANAGAN  COMMONER  supplemental lists havc becn sent out, indicating  lhat lhc paper houses ��������������������������� themselves thought the  high prices would be only temporary. But now  we have new permanent lists published.' Prices  in these lists are. considerably higher than any  prices yet quoted. And lhere i.s no likelihood that  these prices are going to be lowered for many  months. In fact, these prices may hold for the  next Tew years.  To meet them all prices for printing are going  up. The rise ��������������������������� is long overdue. Il should have  come two years ago. Bul printers all along have  believed lhat ���������������������������lhe������������������*high ..paper prices were only  temporary, and they were averse tb spreading  prices to cover the additional cost and to make a  profit. Today they arc faced by facts that make  Ihem take notice. If you notice a jump in the  price of your printing,"! put it down "to the jump  already long in force,'* in the price of wheat, and  everything, else. ,  FAITHFUL SERVICE  MAYOR WRIGHT RETIRES  Probably there is not a man in the whole Okanagan better known or better liked than "J. M."  Wright, "Mayor of Armstrong." His name has  been associated as mayor with that of Armstrong  ,so long his retirement will undoubtedly be felt as  a loss for some time, no matter how ably his successor, Mr. Fraser, carries on.  Tbe retirement of Mr. Wright recalls forcibly  to old-timers the unique public career of this  British-born boy who came into the district a  quarter of a century ago. His first stopping place  in this part of the world was at Enderby. The  first morning after his arrival in the old "Webb  Wright" hotel, there was a call'for two men to  go up Mabel Lake Valley to do road work. Imagine what a raw English chap would know  about pick and shovel work. But he and his  chum tackled if. This was Mr. Wright's first  hard job, but it wasn't his last. He has been  tackling the hard jobs of the district���������������������������and particularly of Armstrong���������������������������ever since. "Ask ;Tim  Wright" has been a sort of slogan in this part of  the Okanagan for many years.  His steady plodding and faithful service in thc.  various public positions he has held, made him  almost indispensible to the communitv, and this  despite the fact that? personally, Mr."Wright-is  and_has always been a most retiring disposition.  He is the present postmastcr������������������of Armstrong, and.  of the present residents of the district there arc  few if any who car, recollect his predecessor in  ������������������������������������** office, or can recall a morc efficient or affable, postmaster anywhere. Has 17-yca'rs' trcas-  urershipof the old municipalitv of which the citv  was then a part, gave him a 'knowledge of the  districts needs that very few men in tlie district  possess.  m  Although so many years io office Mr. Wrighl  is only in the prime of..manhood and it is not at  At a meeting of Spallumcheen ratepayers in  the Armstrong City Hall last Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Keary announced his retirement from the  reeveship. and it' was wilh genuine regret lhat  his withdrawal was accepted. For in Mr. Keary  the people of Spallumcheen realized they had'a'l  lhe head of their council one. whose nine consecutive years as mayor of New Westminster had  filled for llie work of guiding the all'airs of the  Spallumcheen in times when small amounts of  money were' expected lo go. a long wav. and  watchful management' was a mailer of serious  consideration.  ^ Mr. Keary has in every respect filled the responsible oflice most acceptably and il was willi  sincerest regret Lhal the ralepavers heard him announce his retirement'. Thcy were gratified,  however, lo learn it was. hi.s intention slill lo  make his homc in the districl, where his-active  nature and untiring interest' in municipal matters  will find full scope for exercise in the rapidly increasing problems of municipal management.  The unanimous resolution of regrcl at his  withdrawal passed at the meeting was a sincere  expression of the" appreciation of services Riilh-  fully rendered and ably performed, and it is. safe  to say lhc retiring reeve and genial citizen will  carry wilh him from ollice the best wishes of ihc  people of the district.  mpnatic Price Reductions in Every Department that  are bound to fill the store again Friday and  ^ _ ^Saturday with Thrifty Shoppers  Bool Miss tlie GreaM  are  steadily advancing and  will  con-  soar.    Demand is,greater than supply.  is  Prices  . tinue to  Every   article   throughout . our   entire '"store  reduced for this sale regardless of cost, excepting  Groceries, Cigarettes and Tobaccos, except when  specially advertised.  COME PREPARED TO BUY TO THE LIMIT  YOU CANNOT BUY TOO MUCH AT THESE  PRICES.  If  Sale  "1  you have not already received one if our  Bulletins, a postcard will secure you "one.  Have us mail you one today with your name and  address on, or, better still, come to our store and  see for yourself the many advantageous money-  saving opportunities here.   0  Hudson's Bay Company  Mail Order Department' H.  VERNON, B. C.      British Columbia Interior Store  'BAD PEOPLE"  Il is really funm- how quickly good people can  change fo "bad people." WhcVlhc farmers of  Ontario were content lo milk, cows, till thc soil,  chew straw and vote thc old' party ticket, thev  were a.fine lol. Politicians mixd up wilh them  now and then, and all had a fine time. They were  honest'and dependable!���������������������������then. Now, however,  not'e thc change! Financial papers like the Toronto Salurdav Night are making themselves  laughed at by thc altitude thev have assumed  toward thc United Farmers of Ontario. That  paper docs not lose an opportunity to savsome-  IhingVncan about those Ontario" farmers who  havc dared break away from the politician's lead,  Facl is, all these farmers need to make them as  bad as lhc Bolsheviks of Russia, in the eyes of  Saturday Night, is distance. Sad as it mav'sccm,  and as disconcerting fb Saturday Night as'il may  be,: lhc Ontario habit is liable lo spread throughout Canada. What'will-happen Ihen? Why the  counlry      ���������������������������*���������������������������*���������������������������- ���������������������������  course.  hood of one tine  in   Canada   is   a  lhal never were intended to prohibit! but simply  lo hold the "dry" vote, and by which we impose  upon ourselves a penally for drinking what the  other fellow doesn't' want, but we do.  one-half  millions.    Prohibition [alike the prospect of the present and the future  iokc.      We  have  passed   laws |It  weakens profoundly  the moral  authority  of  tlie League of Nations and consequently" thc  sense of security regarding the immediate future.  Instead of new machinry for the world's future  guidance, standing ready and completed, waiting  only motive power to set it going, the machine  is not put together. Thc United Stales slill  stands outside. Tlie Allies have waited until thev  could wait no longer, and must now go forward  alone, deeply sensible of the loss they have suffered, but still hoping that sooner or later they  will be rejoined by the great republic."  PAECE AT LAST  Tiie Treaty of Versailles was finally signed by  German and Allied delegates, on Saturday. Tlie  United Stales was not represented. "America's  absence,''  says   the London  Telegraph,   "clouds  2c a word first i-nsertion, lc n word each inmr-  lioD thereafter: 25c minimum charge; 10c extra  where cash doer. not. accompany order. -    *  CASH PAID for 10 cords grcen-cul  4-foot   fir  wood   and  -live   cords  green -1-foot birch.    Must be delivered . before  end  of February  "Walker Press, Enderby.  The New Motor Car  4  will go  lo  the dimnilion bow-wows, of  CANNOT STAND THE STRAIN  ail likely that the city or thc district will permit  Sr u������������������ wlV,draw to an>" extent his services.  which at this time most especially are so urgently needed.. His long years of service in connection with the schools, and thc fact that hc was  the prime mover in the consolidated school project will naturally hold him to this end of public  service, and we may be assured that Mr. Wright  will see the new school built and in good running  order before he thinks of retiring from the board  that wilt have lo face the consolidated school  probuems. And in the deliberations of future  city councils of Armstrong it is needless to sav  the members may rely upon getting council and  advice if desired from the retiring mavor, whose  long experience will prove of good avail  ;Thal Ihc'Israeli les of old. in lhcir task of making bricks without straw could bc said to have  an easy job compared with that confronting lhc  Provincial administration in  meeting the financial demands upon il. was intimatcd'bv Premier  Oliver in  his reply a few days ago to'a delegation composed of members of the executive commillcc of the B.  C.  Hospital  Association which  wailed upon   thc cabinet   with a number of rcr  quests, practically all of which involved financial  assistance   by   the   Governmcnl.     The   Premier  pointed  to  the ever-constant demands upon  the  Government for funds, and, while he emphasized  the Government's  appreciation  of  lhc merit  of  thc requests advanced by the delegation, he was  compelled, hc said, to point to the fact lhal the.  treasury is not in a position to meet thc demands  made upon il.  It is  reported  from  Ottawa  that  lhe Federal  Goycj;nmentVwiil _not.renew.-lhc_.husinosr-profils  FOR SALE���������������������������A Bell-organ, in good  condition. Apply, S., Commoner,  oflice, ^EiulerJjy. jl-4p  WILL SELL brick cottage;, six  room: at a bargain if taken before Feb. 1st. Price will then  advance.    Apply, AValker P.ress.  Large,    luxurious,   easy-riding tires made motoring possible,  cars of long wheelbase, expensive        _ ,-.  to buy and costly to keep, ������������������re m������������������m- > . ������������������s Three - Point Cantilever  erous. Innumerable makes of small Sp"?** create a riding buoyancy  lightweight cars ride well on ,wn,1c? at once establishes Over-  smooth roads, and are low ia flrst ,and.* as a new *yPe of car-  WANTED���������������������������Subscriptions and renewals���������������������������Farmer's Advocate, Okanagan Commoner, Vernon News,  Ladies' Homc Journal, Saturday  I-: ven ing Post and Country Gentleman���������������������������by Miss E. M. Bobson,  Enderbv.  cost and economical in upkeep.  Overland 4 U a third kind ������������������f  car���������������������������a new type. It ride* well on  any road, and combines the advantages of the large an<j small  types of car.  o We are demonstrating with a  new Overland 4, and would be  pleased to show you ils' points ,of  merit any time.  Come  to.  Vernon ftoad.  our   new   garage   on  armer s  to  c  Supply  re  the  PRINTING PRICES COMING UP  ho the poor printer! Is it all a dream? Ts  printer really- going to make monev? After all  these years of slaving for the public, is the town  printer really going after the ducats so that  he may live as other businessmen live? Is he  going to demand a fair price for his work? ll  looks like it.    Fact is, he MUST, or go broke.  The-town printer has always been looked upon  ns a good-hearted devil. Alwavs readv lo do his  share���������������������������and the other fellow's���������������������������to boost fhe interests of the town and evervbodv in it lar"elv  for the fun of thc thing. Anybodv wanted to puil  oft  a business stunt; advertise a' meeting;  boost  a  dance;  attract  attention   to  a  bunfest;  or   lo  launch a propaganda; all he had to do was Icll  the printer, or write a notice for the paper, and  the printer-would do the rest.   Talk about vour  button-touching!   Didn't even have to touch Ihe  button to make the old-time printer jump.    He  was dodging all the time.   If it wasn't'the sheriff  on his trail it was an irate citizen whose name  had been left out of the paper.    Is all this to be  changed?   Is the printer coming into his own?  Yes, verily, dear reader, he is.    He must.    Two-  fifty wheat, sixteen-dollar shoes; onc dollar eggs.  and other things in proportion, forces, him to it.  t> We have been hoping against hope this long  time.    We have been looking for a fall in paper  prices.    But instead of a fall, we havc seen  Ihc  prices go up and up and up.   Only this week we  are in receipt of  the new price lists  from   the  Canadian paper supply houses.    These price lists  are in permanent form.   For tlie past two vears  lax. bul will shift the load lo incomes, which will  have, lo be taxed higher to make up lhe lliirtv  millions which the business-profits tax brought  in annually. This will lighten the war burden  placed upon the consumer, for any lax on business profits meant increased prices to thc consumer lo make up lhe lax to lhe businessman.  MARA, ������������������. C.  Special sale for this month  ���������������������������of-*=Groceries7=Feed=anch"  Flour, Dry Goods. *  N. Pavlos,  Mara  COMMERCIALIZING OUR PATRIOTISM  The citizens of Summerland are facing a  local hospital situation similar lo lhat of Armstrong. Heconlly lhe Summerland hospital was  destroyed by fire. A new building i.s to be creeled  and at a public meeting held there a week or  more ago many speakers fell inlo the idea of appealing for subscriplinns on lhe chord of patriotism. The mccling favored making it a memorial hospital���������������������������in honor of lhe dead who fell in*  bailie on the fields of Flanders.  This patriotic slim I' has becn worked to a  Irazel in the past four or five vears. Governments  have harped upon it; every appeal for monev has  been* sounded-in the same chord,  whom the appeal was made. Wc  pie. sort of drifted inlo the habit,  seem to be a hard habit to break.  Jas. Pickson  REAL   ESTATE,   INSURANCE  GENERAL AGENT  Bell Block Enderbv  Overland 4 introdn������������������ies the mo������������������t ftemember,  we  stock   repairs  important improvement* in com-,for all types of0 cars and are preform U> papsengers, and in preserv-{pored at all times to give quick and  ing  the   chassis,  since  pneumatic J thorough service.  J. M*M������������������hon & Son       Fwfcrby, ft C.  t-eave Ycwr Car  ��������������������������� witlnis������������������������������������������������������--  If you wiwt i| oyerh  right at reason  *:x  ���������������������������we'JJ do it  cost  no -matlcr by  have as a peo-  And it would  Jas. McAfaftor  New Garage Vernon Road  & Son  Enderby  'DRY" WISDOM  Thc Govei  in  the vear  Ihc   Prohibit  ���������������������������nmenl of Alberla made -$300,000  1910 from Ihe-snlc of liquor under  ion Act. The Government's profii  on the sale, of liquor is 20 ner cenl. from which  it can bc computed that lhc total sales bv the  Alberla Governmcnl alone were in the neighbor-  Flnd the Finder  If you found a purse your flrft  impulse would be to look In the  Lost and Found " columns ef.  our paper.  If you have lost a pUrse tfdh'f  yeu think the finder would do the  same.  If you wish to find the finder  use our Classified Want Adc.  CaprfiiLiH IM I, H. W. _tC.rt> /  Butter Fat  Price from November 1st, 1919. 62c per lb.  Kelowna Creamery, Ltd.  KELOWNA  =n  EDWARD  A name that stands for the best in hotel service  King Edward Hotel    ? H mur hy  P. H. MUR:  Proprietor  Enderby ������������������  *  THURSDAY,  JAN. 15,  1920.  OKANAGAN   COMMONER  W>n:fira  RATEPAYERS  MEETING  Citizens of the Spallumcheen  Municipality Hear an Accounting Made by Retiring  Reeve and Councillors.  Nov/ is the  time to have your auto  overhauled.    We guarantee all work.  Electrical trouble a specialty.  RAND'S GARAGE v ENDERBY  Ford Dealer and Repairs.  BPSSi  k:\  i:_i  r..l  a  El  V  oocisasnEnn mmmmwm^FAWEEXW\  I WOULD BE  IVE  THE  PLEASED  LISTING.  I ���������������������������? T-"*n r-  YOUR  PROPERTY,  VIDING YOU REALLY  TO Si'LL, AND THE  ERTY WILL BEAR  INSPEC/ION, AS. I  SEVERAJ.  PARTIES  ARE LOCKING FOR  LANDS.  Address  TO  OF  G  PRO-'  WANT  PROP-  CLOSE  HAVE  WHO  FARM  The meeting called by Reeve  W.HlKeary for Saturday afternoon at the Municipal Hall,  .Armstrong, was well attended  by the ratepayers of the Municipality, who gathered to hear  the retiring Reeve and Councillors report on theh' work for  1919, and to discuss other important matters.  Reeve Keary, who has so ably  piloted the municipal councillors throughout the war years,  gave a brief review of the work  accomplished by the councils  during his term of office. He  expressed the pleasure it had  given him to have had the unanimous support of thc electors  throughout tiie long and frying  period.  In presenting the auditor's report ������������������he pointed, out thai the  bonded indebtedness had been  reduced by $20,000, the large  amount of uncollected taxes of  former years had been considerably reduced, public works in  the municipality as well attended to as in pre-war days, bank  indebtedness wiped out and thc  financial condition of the municipality very satisfactory.  The lime, however, had arrived when greater expenditures would have to be made" if  we arc to keep pace wilh the  progressive municipalities surrounding ns. The projected .system of consolidated schools i'or  the manieipaJf/y would ei'Jail  an increase of the bonded indebtedness, and'J extra pay demanded by the leaching stall'  would, be one if many minor  problems lo be dealt with in llie  near future.  Mr. Keary said, he0 was retiring from the council board, but  be was by no means "'giving up  his in teres Via the -affairs of the  municipality, where he intends  still to make his home. He had  asked them to consider the  question of a joint municipal  and city -memorial hospital,  which he trusted ...would, receive  thc hearty endorsement of the  meeting, as an inslillul.'.on of  thc kind was one of tlie crying-  needs' of the district. He look  the opportunity of thanking the  people for the honor they had  bestowed upon him since he  had made his 'ihomc amongst  them and wished them every  prosperity for the future.  Councillor Worthington was  called, upon, and rospoi:ded a I  some, length   wiih  a  review  of  j lhe past season's work. Coun-  j ci liars Hansen* and Hanson  ���������������������������spoke briefly on municipal a'f-  !fairs and in relation lo the pro-  jposed hospital building."'. All  I spoke favorably to a small local  ;hospilal, but Mr. Worthington  !warned his hearers against go-  ling into a big project, the cost  | of which lo build would be lit-  itle compared to the cost of up-  jkeep. ������������������������������������������������������  'The question of hospital was  fully discussed by the meeting,  wilh Ihe'iesult that a resolution  was unanimously passed favoring the proposed project in conjunction with the city of Armstrong. -V   V  The question of doing away  with the ward system and that  of daylight saving, upon which  Ihc ratepayers are lo vote at the  elections now pending, were referred*-to by several speakers,  some in 'fayor and some against  the" propositions.  Prompt Service  The   lad\-s  of   lhe  Metho-  Idisl Church Avill havc a sale of  home   cooking and a   valentine  lea   on    Saturday,    Feb.   14th.  (Subject   lo  sugar  conditions.)  Palace Livery  Ed. Sparrow, Prop.  Vernon Road  Enderby  Coal in British Colombia, ancT Alberta ^  GEO. R. SHARPE  Wholesale  and   Retail  Batcher  Enderby, B. C.  W!&!*.  SB:?Si-::?l:i:!:':  THE - Dominion of Canada "offers  you every t safeguard for your  investment in Thrift and War Savings  Stamps.  ���������������������������������������������r.,Your postmaster will register every War Savings  Stamp for you, and if they are lost by theft, fire or  other cause, you can' still obtain your money, with  the accumulated interest, at the office where the  stamps were registered. '      ,   "        "  ���������������������������V Sixteen 25-cent Thrift Stamps  will buy a $4.00 War Savings  Stamp  worth   $5.00   in :1924.  t.     -     XATTOX/.T,   W.-VK   SAVINGS   COJDTIITKE  (Rritish  C'oI*.!iiii>iii l>iv:.s;o:i) V::i:������������������.-ourer, B.C.  i  !  i  Merchant  "The nextTtime you require  anytung  in   Commercial     C'  Printing-���������������������������  Letterheads  Loo >3-Leaf &  Stan Jard  Billheads  Envjiopes  Circ jlar Letters  Business Cards  Etc.,  Tell us your needs and let us give you an estimate on the  cost. .. We can give quick service and produce Job Printing  that satisfies, at live and let live prices.     Phone or write.  THE WALKER PRESS.  Enderby, Ii. C.  MEET ME TO-NIGHT AT  LEONARD'S BILLIARD  PARLOR  j -��������������������������� British . Columbia's resources oi  coal ara ono-aiteenth of tho Do-  minion's toai supply and repre-  seat 1,023 Jo. the touu estimated re*  source of the flobe. The total tannage of the deposit* underlying Brit-  ish Columbia forests is 83,828 million  . tons, which Is made tip of (70 million  tons of anthracite, 77.290 of bituminous, and 6.868 of lignite. The actual  aad probable reserves in the province are semi-anthracite 1.9 pei  cent; bituminous, 85-4 per cent; low  ~ carbon bituminous, 3.8 per cent; can-  oel. 2.4* per cent; iignitic, 7.0 per  ceaU.  At present there are three main  districts where mining operations are  being actively pursued. These are  tbe Crow's Nest, Pass region, in the  eastern part of the province; the  Nicola Valley district ta the central  part; and the eastern aide of Vancouver Island- Besides tbese, other  coal basins are known, and more or  less prospected/ but tbe lack of  transport and ' communication have  hampered any extensive development yet they constitute a" reserve  of great possibility.  The Crow's Nest coal field is the  most important body of coal being  mined in British Columbia, and includes an area of 230 square miles.  The coal is high grade bituminous.'  occasionally running into anthracite.  averaging 64 per cent fixed carbon.  There are 22 workable seams with a  total thickness of 216 feet, 100 feet of  which is estimated as workable. Iu  addition to this there are other coal  hearing areas, tn._ southern. ..British  .Columbia, notably at frinceion.  where there is a field of 50 square  miles, and at Nicola, where scams  from 6 to 12 feet have been mined.  Tbe Nicola coal Is sub-bituminous  and analysis about 47 per cent fiaed  carbon. 39 per cent volatile, and 4  per cent moisture.  The total ia Vancouver Island underlain by coal seams is about GOO  square miles, and these coal fields  contain some of the best steam coal  on the Pacific coast The coal of the  Corao* field is coking bituminous.  and contains 57.2 per cent fixed carbon.'tbe highest carbon content of all  the Vancouver Island coals.  The Nanaimo field has a productive area of 65 square miles, though  tbe areas underlain by coal scams  are larger than this. The coal fields  of the Queen Charlotte Islands range  from semi-anthracite to low-carbon  bituminous In their deposits, whilst  lignite Is also found.  In Central British Columbia lignite 13 found at Alexandria, Quesnel;  and Prince George on the Fraser. on  the Nazco river. Nechako river, Dean  river and Lightning creek. Three  rich bearing.seams exist on the Mor-  ice river, and three on Goat river.  In the Northern part of the province the most Important coals thug  .discovered are the semi-Anthracite  and the anthracites of the Groundhog Mountain area. Here, an area  of 170 square miles is assumed to be  coal-bearinK. and contains ei.srht  seams witb an aggregate thickness  Of 30 feet.  The location of the British Columbia coal'fields ha." a ?reat bcarins on  their importance. One of the most  productive mines of the Ponvninn is  gltunted on the seaboard of the Pacific coast, which !& of the ii'jrrest 1m-  tort������������������rce from an industrial aud Im-  Cigars, Cigarettes, Btc  Pipes and Pipe Tobaccoe*  jOO Women Wanted  To buy the latest improved  Singer Sowing Machines with tali  line of up-to-date attachments.;  A few. used.. machines in good  condition, cheap.  Shop opposite Theatre, Vernot������������������,  B.C.    Also machines in stock at  MacPhail-Smith'f Store  -" ArmftroDf, ff, C.  G.A. McWilJitmi, A|*������������������t  $ox 348  Vfmti������������������������������������ 1- C  fCa|������������������ommmf  If yon want those .ocJ<J je|_s esugbt  up at a reasonable ftgnrt, $rt fhftn  done now -while work is slsejt.; Wt  ar������������������ bright here to wait on you; .-,  Box 43  . J2M*rt>y  (2) Coal Mine- Building, Fernie, B.C.  Coal Mine- Loading- Shed, Fernie,   B.C.  perial standpoint.. Th_ mine: has a  considerable submarine extension,  and is fortunate In' posr-'scssinR a  fine natural harbor. Aitothor fine  field, also, is admirably located  in the proximity of the muial  mining industry nnd v.-u.'-i'.n eah>  reach of the copper ami io.ri sm.lt-  ing centres of both the southern part  of thc Province aid the t.djo^i.lne:  states to the south.  With the Unitv'il Kta'.cs Icci-lim; in  hcr possession oi a fri fit- i:o.;' than  one half ol th.c ������������������������������������������������������voiid'-i coa! ij.'poliiis  Canada ranks easily second with  nearly ono-fifih .jf tho globe's  total supply of this mineral. Nearly  ninety per cent of Canada's coal supply lies within the . confines of the  province of Alberta, or about one-  seventh of the resources of tiie world.  In lonnage the enormous (k-poK.'i.;;  of the" prairie province' to! a I-1.182 571  million tons, .which may ho sub-divided into 1,1 ?*2 million tons of anthracite. 217.59:*! miiMo!-!*'tons of hitti-.  minous, a.nd. fiCo.TOo milfion tons of  lignite. This may Aie co:.npn red with  thc world's total reserve of 7.3:')7.5*>':!  metric tons, or the * United ' State's, of  4.231,352 million tons.  Alberta possesses by far the mop;  extensive coal area of Panada. Tbe  greater part of the.sou!h.'aas'orn part  of the province api'-:-.ars to be underlaid with coal, aud the. lr.inerahle  coal areas of Ihe province '.save b':c*i  estimated at not less than 30.000  square miles.  The  coal   horizons  of   Aiber������������������a  are.  (1)   Kdmonton  and  r,'is!.-ar'<o -forma  tion:   (2)  Uelly  River fnr.-;-;.i:ion:   (3)  Kootenay formnrfnn.    Ti;-'- F-Mmonlon  forinatiou  forms a  wide  trough ap  proximately parallel to the Roclclef  and extccdiu-s from the internatlonsi  boundary to about latitude 55". It U  estimated that In these beds there  are 789,600 million tons of llgnitic ot  sub-bituminous coal, and 11.358 million tons of low-carbon bftumluoua.  The Belly River formation occupies a considerable area ln the southwestern part of the province, tin  most important seam being ln th������������������  vicinity of Lethbridge. The probabli  reserves In this area are lignite, 2S  per cent, lignitic, or sub-bituminous,  XOYs per cent, low-carbon bituminous 00Vi per cent.  The Kootenay formation is exposed  in a.nd near the Rocky Mountains and  Is estimated as 1.7 per cent semi-an*  tiiraciie. aud 98.3 per cent high car������������������  bon bituminous or bituminous.  The production of the anthraclta  field., of .-which Banff is the centre,  Tor tlie year 1&17, was 108.225 tons  which represents 2,3 per cent of th#  province's total output. The total  amount of bituminous coal produced  from Alberta mines was 2,199.301  tons or 46.4 per cent of output, Tha  lignite production formed more than  one half of the province's coal production with 2,428.838 tons or 51.|  per cent.  It has been estimated-that the Alberta deposits of coal could supply  the whole world's needs, at its pre.  sout rate of cons-umption for nearly a  thousand years.  As seen from these figures the coal  resources of tlie Province of Alberta  are barely being tapped, whilst Can-  nda is yearly importing more coal  from tbe United P'ates than her own ,  mines are producing.  4\*f *w4\.ff^*  T-   I  '-At  s.1  SI  Ml  *.������������������. srusns  W.M.  ft- v> w afeaSH. s. r  Wl. COhtAMT. ������������������.  *v>  EUKEKA LOPGe NO 50  . I. O. O. F.  Meets erery Tuesday evening st ���������������������������  o clock. Visiting hrotbers cercJiaHy  invited.  Jas. A. Pow. N.G.  Jas. Mabtin, V. G.  Roy  Whkeler, Sec.  ^C. SKAUNG, 3. A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  1KSURANCE  Bell Blk.  Enderby, B.C.  Enderby Branch G. W. V. k*  The Enderby Branch of the G.W.  V.A. meets every 1st and 3rd Thurs"  day in each month in the Drill Hal!,  Enderby. All visiting Comrades  welcome, also any Returned Men  who wish to join.       Secretary. OKANAGAN  COMMONER  THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 1920  SI  POWDER  Contains no al\m\  We unhesitatingly recommend Magic Baking  Powder as being the  best and purest baking  powder possible to  produce. It possesses  elements of food that  have to do the building  up of brain and nerve  matter and is absolutely  free from alum or  other injurious  substitutes.  as  Keep More Poultry  age consumer poultry should be in  great deim'iul. Those who have an  abundance ol' poultry may live regardless oT higher prices of fresh  meat. Every farmer's wife who  has a large Hock of pulJcls I'or  winter ancl early spring laying is  fortunate. Eggs, in addition to'  helping save lhe -high cost of living  al home may supply considerable  cash with which to enjoy many  comforts sine" conveniences,, that  otherwise would not be available.  ARMSTRONG    RATEPAYERS  Citizens Hear from Mayor and  Aldermen an Accounting for  Past Year's Stewardship and  are  Pleased   with   Statement  Poultry of till kinds will he a  greater factor for economical and  satisfactory living on the farm  than ever before, says the Farm  and Ranch Review. With the current high prices and scarcity of  pork, heef and mutton and cured  meats' cut of the reach of t'he-aver-  mm  ������������������*������������������*  Money is Tight  But there arc people who  nre constantly looking for  opportunities to lend money  on good security. If you want  to borrow a few dollars, cr a  few thousand, our Want Ads.  will put you in touch with  those who have money to  loan.  cMen's Clothiers  We handle only the best makes  in anything in Men's wear  from the feet up  E. B. DILI.  Men's Wear Groceries Enderby, B. C.  Canadian Food Control License No. 8-17170.  Get Your Poultry  Supplies here  More Eggs awj J$etter-fed Fowl  fppCE & SON  ENDERBY  n  League game  6f season at Enderby  Thurs., Jan.  8 o'clock sharp  All come out and  boost  for  team.    Admission, 25c &  e home  1  A, largely attended meeting  of tiie Armstrong ralepayrs was  held last Thursday evening in  the City Hall to, hear the retiring mayor and aldermen review  tlie work of the council for the  year.  Mayor Wright, who lias held  ihc office for the last eight years  or since the inception oi" the  city, and who, for the-previous  seventeen years, held the responsible position of treasurer  of Inc. municipality of wliich.  the cily was then a part, gave a  comprehensive account ol' the  affairs of llie cily, the signal  success of which, he fell sure,  none could gainsay. He poinled  lo ihe manv improvement's thai  had heen effected and lhc enviable stale ef thc finances thai  would be revealed in Ihe auditor's slalemenl, printed copies  of which would hc plt-ced (in  lhcir hands in (,lhc course of a  few days. Hc referred wilh  pi-ide lo the facl lhal 91 per  cent of the taxes had been collected, which, he ventured io  say. would evidence a success  surpassed by few, if any, of thc  municipalities of the Province.  The' lax rate of 23 mills for all  purposes would bc found lo bc  amongst the lowesl of the cilics  throughout thc Province.  He was pleased  lo announce  that  the lengthy legal proceedings against the C. JN. R. Co. for  taxes, and Ihe right to lax, had  at lasl becn decided by lhc highest court and that Uie decision  was given in favor of the city.  | thus  settling  once  and  for  all  j ifimc _lhc  question   that  was "a  I worrying  one  for  thc councils  ;of the past few ycars.  j - jVIiich  anxiety had becn   fell  ���������������������������by thc councillors over securing  'sufficient  revenue   from   public  J utilities, especially .thai of electric light and powcr, but Avhich.  Jon    making    comparison   with  ! oilier    provincial    cities    mentioned bv him. showed lhat the  cilv plan I had held its oavii.  The schools had entailed a  great deal of expenditure, .and  in , all probability somc 'improved method would have lo  be adopted to meet the requirements of the d'ast-growing district? "  Aid. Adair, chairman of the  finance committee, gave a brief  review of lhc year's work, and  mentioned the great assistance  lhc committee had received  from Mayor Wright, whose  long service with, the council  and inlimalc knowledge of the  cily and dislrict made bis services almost indispcnsihlc. Aid.  Adair favored the system of  paid supervision of municipal  work, which he considered  might bc more profitable than  the system of committees.  Aid.   Halliday,   chairman   of  the board of -works,  favored a  system   of  permanent  work as  compared  with   temporary  rc-=  nail's, and he'hoped in thc near  Iu lure to sec some of the wood  s.cidcwaiks replaced by cemcnl.  While  nol   always  in   favor of  retrenchment,   he  had ' endeavored throughout Ihc war period  lo    keep    expenditures   _within  tITc^bbTinds^of-iii'odesly and-in"  cceping with   flic  national  slogan of "win the war first."    He  would   nol  be-, a   candidate   for  urlher honors, but thanked lhc  citizens for their hearly support  iduring Ihc years he had served  on   lhe council.  Aid. Thompson, as chairman  of Ihe board of hcallh and Aid.  I Gregory, chairman of the park  an cemelerv eonimillce. spoke  j briefly on Ihe work coming milder Iheir departments, thanking  i Ihe filizens  I'or  Iheir support.  Aid. Parks, chairman of Ihe  power. light ;>ikI waler committee, demonstrated very clearly  lhal he had been "on the job."  and from figures produced  showed lhe work of flic department had been all that could  reasonably have been expected.  There were certain improvements that would require immediate alter.lion if ��������������������������� efficiency  is io bc continued. He advocated the -discontinuance of  flat rales a.s il was found the  system was beiiio- abused. Continuous, service of light was being asked for but if fhis is to be  given substantial improvement  to Ihe. plant would havc lo be  provided forth wilh. Mr. Parks  expressed pleasure at having  served under Mavor Wright on  .-UAmAK^mx. ***^i^>^*%^M^^^^>^>������������������^^^O^^^^^^^MMOWN������������������^ww^������������������rf^^S5C^5tfN-l  lhe council, and, wilh the rest  of the citizens, regretted his retirement.  JMr. Harry Fraser, as the  prospective candidate for the  olTice of mayor, addressed the  meeting on questions that  would likely bc live ones for thc  opening year. His past services  on the board, he considered,  would enable him to carry on  where the retiring mayor left  off," if.'ibc people,.of the city  chose to elect him to the honorable position that had bcen so  ably filled by Mr. Wright.  The question of a new hospital building was then taken  up and a lively interest' manifested in the details of the proposition, which ended in a unanimous resolution nicmoraliz-  ing the incoming council to  lake steps in conjunction willi  lhc Spallumcheen council in  providing ways and means for  the building  ofolhe same.  The mccling was a very representative one and gave evidence ol' lhc return of lhe old-  time inlet est in municipal affairs thai prevailed in lhc. prewar days, and argued much for  reconstructive efforts of lhc incoming council.    HORSES FOR-SALE���������������������������Or will cx-  change for green fir wood at S5  per cord delivered. W. .1. Woods,  Enderby.  Protect  the face.  When there is danger of the  skin becoming chapped, or cut  bv lhe cold, the liberal use of  TALCUM POWDER will work  wonders. ~  Wc carry all makes.  A. Reeves  Druggist and Stationer.  -ENDERBY'  ALL THE LEAPING PPWOP  ICALS AT OUR MAGAZINE COUNTED  Yearly subscriptions also taken  for   any   magazine   at  publisher's    price.  THE  POPULAR   VARIETY  ENDEKIiV,   B.   C  STORE  WATER NOTICE  Diversion and Use  C.  .. ke notice that B. C. General  Development Syndicate Limited,  whose address i.s Bank of Hamilton  Building, Kamloops, B. C, will ap-  -pl-y-JlqiiaJir-enra-to takc.-and_use oO  miner's inches of water out of  Glanzier Creek, which Hows north-  westerlv ancl drains into Fortune  Creek about onc and one-half miles  from monlh of same.  Thc waler will he diverted from  flic stream at a point about S. E.  corner of N.W. V,, Section lt,  Township 35, Osoyoos Division of  Yale District, and will be used for  waterworks purposes upon Ihe  lands, Lots 00 and 01. Group 1, N.  i/,. Sec. 22, Tp. 35; Lol 083 G. 1,  Osovoos* Districl, and Lot 085 G. 1,  Tp 17. R. 0. W. of. the Gth Meridian,  Osovoos District; part,of the N.W.  Vi of Sec. 15, Tp. 35, and E.VC of  Sec  15,'Tp. 35, Osoyoos Dislrict.  Tliis notice was posted on the  uround on-llie Stlv dav of January,  1020.  A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to  thc "Water Act. 101-1," will bc Hied  in the oflicn of the Water Recorder  al Vernon, B.C.  Objections lo thc application  may be filed with lhc said Water  Recorder or with tbe Comptroller  of Water Rights. Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C., wilhin thirty  days after the first appearance of  this,, notice in a-local newspaper.  Lois 00 and 01. Grotio 1: N.W.1/t  Sec. 22. To. 35: Lot 083 G.l, Osovoos District, and Lot 085, G. 1. Tp.  17. Ranse 0. W. of the Oth Meridian  Osovoos District: Part of thc N.W.  V, of Sec 15. Tn. 35 andE.V> of  Sec.   Li.   Tp   35.   Osovoos   Di^U'ic't.  bpt'tstt mi.t'MBiA oenfrai,  .nF.VFJ.OPATF.NT SYNDICATE  Ltd.,  Applicanl.  S. C. BURTON, Man aster.  The  dale of the  first   publication  of tin's notice is January 15th, 1020  Plumbing Heating  ENDERBY, B.C.  Tinsmithing  Enderby Supt ly Co.  ENDERBY  I**  f pr|* and Beat  P8  8  *fast the clisjies for wi; fc-r'eating  can  OS.  Enpwby  i  We have  Enlarged our repair department, and   have now   two watchmakers, also two jewellers, who are kept busy.  Till lately we have heen unable to secure competent workmen  and as a consequence have been    unable    to    return    repairs  promptly.  We are now prepared to give you service'such as the Okanagan  has not had, since pre-war days.  Watches and Jewellery for repairs, also orders J'or manufactured jewellery come to us from all Okanagan points.  We assure you of accurate workmanship, along with our well-  known guarantee of "satisfaction or money refunded."  aj.wmw  Manufacturing Jeweller  G. REPGRAVE, Manager repairs  VERNON, B.C.  fr frfr fr fr fr frfr fr fr fr frfrfrfr fr fr fr frfrfrfrfr  Start the New Year right bj  subscribingfor the Commone:  fr frfr frfr fr fr fr fr frfr frfr frfr frfr frfr fr fr-fr j.,2.

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