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 faltt?t  fc.     '  jrattttjoiiegr  IN WHICH IS MERGED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  I   m0^0^^B^B^BTB^I^f^0Bm^l^B^S^m  MtfWWMMMWWM  Vol. 13, No. 41, Whole No. 037  ENDERBY, B. C. .THURSDAY, DE<J. 18, 1919  [United Farmers Form  Locals Throughout District  Six locals organized in one week;which    provides    numerous    high-  [ is the   record   made   last  week   by priced  road  engineers but nobody  JMr.   Copeland,    President    of    the to do the work.    He facetiously re-  Uniled Farmers of 13.  C, and "Mr. j .efforts solve the many-sided prob-  iHumphrey, ofMalakwa, one of the  pened   in   the   vicinity   if   Lumjby,  ..-0resident.'*; of the organization.  These   gentlemen,   in   spite   of J the  .severe weather prevailing, travelled  over the dislrict and held meetings  al   Grindrod,   Mara,   Hullcar,   Deep  [Creek,   Grandview,    Enderby   and  Armslrong.    Locals were organized  'at all points named but Armstrong,  where   a  local   already  exists.     At  Armstrong,a meeting was held  on  'Saturday   afternoon   to  enable   Mr.  i Copeland    and   Mr.   Humphrey   to  meet  thc  farmers and "go into the  question   of   more   active   work'In  onnection   with   the   organization.  At  all   points  visited  by  Messrs.  Copcland     and     Humphrey,     they  found' the   farmers   eager  to   join,  and   enthusiastic   in   carrying - forward thc United Farmers' banner.  At  Enderby  Friday   afternoon   a  meeting was held in the City Hall,  owing to thc Drill Hall  not being  healed and available.    Here Mr. R.  J. Coltart was in the chair and Mr.  G.  H.  Smedley   acted   as  secretary  of  the    meeting.      Mr.    Humphrey  [> spoke on  the merits of the movement   and   explained   the   progress  I'thus far made.    lie urged strongly  closer co-operation on  the part of  the   farmers   and   impressed   upon  the meeting the  necessity of each  community   having  a   local   of   its  own, where meetings could be held  weekly or twice a month or once  a month to discuss problems affecting the community .  Hc explained the objects of. the  United Farmers were not primarily  political.) They were more in the  line of progress in other directions.  'But the farmers would not stop at  independent political action if that  Iwerc, found to bc necessary, in or-  where it cost $30 for inspection on  a $12 piece of roadwork.  He wished to impress upon his  hearers that it was the duty of  every Canadian to use his utmost  efforts solve the many-sided problems confronting the Dominion in  these days of reconstruction. It is  everyone's duty and a duty that  we cannot shirk.  The question of organization was  quickly settled when Mr. Copeland  finished speaking. The motion was  carried unanimously. Mr. R. J. Coltart was the unanimous choice of  the meeting as president; Wm. Anderson, vice-president; George H.  Smedley, secretary-itreasurcr; and  Messrs. Kenneth Glen, T. A. Bryant  and A. Glenn, directors.  The next meeting of the Enderby  local will be held in the City Hall  on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20th,  at 2 o'clock, when tlie time and  place for holding,the regular meetings will be decided.  Subscription, $2 a year; 5������������������ eopy  mBrrrt^Br^ ^m'm%%M ���������������������������"*mBm*+*^^^^^m0Bj0m0m*Batmf^^^^������������������  Mmmwvm  Pmmm^B^mrm^Bmmt  pioneer days "roughing it" on the  old homestead.  Successful Armstrong Meeting  Avery successful meeting of .the  Armstrong Local of the United  Farmers of B. C. was held in the  Municipal Hall, on Saturday.  At this meeting Mr.W. E. Chappie  the secretary, was called upon to  speak on the article appearing in;  the Toronto Globe entitled, "Is the  Coldstream Ranch to Pass to Japanese?" .After considerable discussion it was decided that the secretary should draw up a strong resow  lution showing that the United  Farmers are opposed to any such  sale, and that a copy of thisrresolution be sent to the secretary of the  tute in Lumby, and I felt where the  Institute had done excellent work  along educational lines, we could  accomplish more by the United  Farmers. We have never had one  dollar from the Government. All  our work has been voluntary.  "Politics has never been brought  up before our board, but if we are  going to accomplish what we set  out to do, we will have i-> enter  into politics, but not party rolitics.  I think it wuold bc unfair to call  this a farmers' movement, ^all it a  People's movement."  Mr. Copeland said he was in  favor of better roads and thought  it high time for the Government to  adopt some road policy. "I am an  Independent, and what we want is  a system of better road making.  Co-operation spells "we"���������������������������let us'  get away from petty jealousy.  "We are getting 4 %c a bushel less  for our wheat in Vancouver than  in Fort William. I would not object  to this if British Columbia was  shipping!wheat, or had any to ship.  Butjwe.do not-grow-enough to supply our home market, and this price  of 4%c below Fort William, set by was junior member of the firm of  the. wheat board, simply enables H. ���������������������������. M.; Stevenson & Co., tailors, of  B. C. millers to buy our wheat.at:jChicago. .j Up until a few years������������������ago  HUNTING   MYSTERY  J. Arnold Gilroy, of Chicago,  Well-known in Enderby, Disappears while Duck Shooting.  Mrs. S. H. Speers, of Enderby,  received' word this Aveek of the  mysterious disappearance -, of her  brother-in-law, J. Arnold Gilroy, of  Chicago, while duck hunting near  Lacon, 111., two weeks ago. Mr. Gilroy, with two companions, was enT  joying Sunday, Dec. 7th', al the  hunting Jodge. They separated on  leaving the lodge, and Mr. Gilroy  failed to return at the close of lhe  day. It i.s feared hc broke through  the ice in attempting lo cross Ihe  Illinois river and was drowned. A  trail of footsteps in the snow believed to. have been made by* him  was found leading towards " the  river. Mrs. Gilroy's sister, Miss  Jean Poison, left Enderby only a  few weeks ago for Chicago. Mr.  Gilroy's parents live in Victoria.' He  Enderby and District  Nfews and Comment  the reduced price.- and add this  much more to their profits, for they  do not sell us.the wheat made into  flour at any reduction. The miller  gets all the, advantage, it does hot  go to the-producer1 or "the consumer." Mr. Copeland went on to say  that 25 years ago on. the Prairie- a  delegation from Saskatchewan farmers asked the Government to put  up unloading platforms when wheat  was selling at 34c and 35c per  bushel,  in. order that  they might  Mr.    Gilroy    owned     considerable  business property in Enderby.  Buff Wyandotte Winners  Mrs. H. Worth was a visitor  from Lumby on Saturday. She was  returning from the Armstrong  poultry show, and taking her prize-  jvinningJ Buff Wyandottes home  with her. ' She has the best" bunch  of birds in.this class in the Okanagan, as her'prize winnings will in-  drive up and unload directly intoxicate. She took 1st and 3rd in  the cars. We were;asked our mem-[cockerels, 2nd and 3rd in-pullets,  bership, then told to go home and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in pens; 1st cock,  ...        .     .,..->.-..-..-     Board   of-Trade,- Kelowna;  to  be  ?e,:.,������������������ ^l^^SJ^^ read  at  the meeting of the Associated Boards of. Trade, to be held  in Kelowna o:������������������ pec. J8th.  Mr. Humphrey, of Malakwa, 3rd  vice-president "of the United Farm-  ars, was next called to address the  meeting. .^He spoke of his recent  work in organizing locals at-Peep  Creek, Hullcar, Yankee Flats; Mara,  Grindrod and pnderpy.  He touched op the supplying of  powder to the Vnited farmers, and  read a telegram from the chairman  of the Po-syder Committee stating  that arrangements had heen made  whereby the United Farmers were  prepared to supply powder to their  members cheaper than the Institutes were supplying at present^  He said that throughout the district he had been ,.a������������������ked if the pro-.  posed amalgamation of the Farmers  institutes an United Farmers took  place could the United Farmers  make arrangements to supply purebred bull*. He said that arrangements could he made with the  .Government.-at-Ottawa_wherehy���������������������������������������������-  purc-bred  bull, or boar could N  in thc interest of the whole of Can  ada. Certain reforms are necessary  land he believed these could be  tackled by the farmers better than  by any other part of the community. He felt that tbe movement is  coming forward just at the opportune moment, when it will (ill the  gap between capital and labor and  enable the country to span the  troublesome days of the reconstruction period.  Mr. Copeland spoke earnestly of  the need of better organization on  the part of the farmers of the Province. He referred appreciatively  to the excellen work being d������������������ne by  Mr. Humphrey in organizing this  district. Mr. Humphrey, he said,  is an up-to-date farmer of the  Malakwa district. He is a liye-wjre.  If he, as president of the United  Farmers of B- C, had the assist-  aice of morc such men the Province  would soon be organized-  Mr. Copeland said that in bis  opinion,' farmers,  as  a  class,  had  grow strong." v  tn conclusion Mr. Copeland saidj  "Remember we are. Canadians, and  it is up to us farmers to see that  Returned Men get a square deal.  Always encourage them, and when  they ^settle on .the land;" give them"  '11 the help we can.?/  1st hen; and won the'special for  the best display of Buff Wyandottes  and.,also/for the best -pen.  THis week,, for ordering your  private: Greeting JJ Cards-Vnoth-  ing ^'tore%eceptable;: to -". friends  at a.distance. Walker Press. G  fallen down in not preparing men  as leaders. They were now feeling  that need, and '** ,nay require some  time to bring leaders of outstanding ability forward. All thcy are  asking now is a square deal, anil  this they are determined to have.  What hc is aiming to get i.s the  farmers' organization free from  Government influence and as soon  a.s possible, free from Government  aid. It is time, he said, for the  farmers to bc prepared to put their  hands in their pockets to finance  their own organization and the  farming industry.  The present movement to amalgamate the Farmers' Institutes of  the Province with the United Farmers, he said, was the outgrowth of  the meeting held some months������������������ago,  when at that time a committee Avas  appointed with representative's to  act for the Institutes and the United  Farmers. The result of the meeting of the committee was unanimously in favoivof such an amalgamation.      Mr. Copeland felt that by  supplied to the different Locals on  request.  He was in favor of a Parliamentary Committee being appointed at  Victoria to sec that the resolutions  passed at the annual meetings were  placed before the proper authorities  and not pigeon-holed as has been  the  custom.    He  claimed   that   in  Canada agriculture was called the  backbone of the country.    "Put a  stifl'er backbone in Parliament b>'  electing    fanner    representatives."  Lawyers   only   create   laws  to   increase their income, he said.    He  was  not   in   favor of the  present  banking  system,   stating  it   was   a  good   system���������������������������for the banks.    He  believed   in   linking  up  with   the  Canadian   Council  of  Agriculture,  and thus having a voice in the Dominion United Farmers movement.  Mr. R. H. Copeland, president of  the United Farmers, said in part:  "I am here this afternoon to have a  'heart to heart' talk with you brother  farmers    Wer must organize,  IPB.yqUJ; Chrialrnp  "~ applnA������������������Earlti  CRASH FA^M SOW  Qn������������������ of tfrt f\onm HoWw* In  Slit J5ittfptfty Ptorfct BPtyfrt  (flow**���������������������������wM tit* F������������������r-  Hand and Foot Frozen  Percy Peacock had a strenuous  experience .Jast week, and is ��������������������������� now.  at the home,of his brother in Enderby nursing a frozen foot and  hand- He left on a trapping expedition  Monday morning a  week  Farming properly UMbe-JSn- ago, starting into the-bins back of  derby-Armstrong district is in1 in-j\jara. That afternoon he feu into  creasing demand. Pvery week or|a creek from a hillside and could  two���������������������������sometimes two . or three a:not regain his bearings. He could  week���������������������������transfers are made of extra jnot start a fire and was out all night  choice farm properties to buyers |at the meicy of the cold. .Tuesday  who are experienced agriculturists j jle wandered southeastward. All  and therefore good.judges of agri-,day he plodded on through the  cultural Jand values^ _: j snow., with .no Jire .and.Ji_t.tle J o_ea t  united   action   the   farmers  should. then it will be up to that organi  have   little   difficulty    in    bringing J zation   to   lay'down   rules."     The  about beneficial legislation, not fori United Farmers of B. C. is only a  the farmer as a class, but for thej twig of the branch of Alberta Sas-  .farmers as part of the community katchewan, Manitoba  and Ontario,  This week the sale of the Tom That night he fell over logs and  Rrash farm of 163 acres is recorded rolled down cliffs, fighting his way  and the price named is $20,000, the \Q refuge he knew not where. - He  sale being made by Mrs.. Brash, finally found himself on the Mabel  widow of the late pioneer, who Lake road, having come over the  took up the land some 28 years ago. |Jf������������������i 11 in the vicinity of Falls Creek.  Messrs. Kisby & ISllington, of Ke-'fJe staggered into Enderby some  lowna, are the buyers, both men of tjme on Wednesday and sought  experience, the former manager of (warmth and food at his brother's  the big Sunset Ranch at Kelowna, house, where U>r. Keith is carins  a number of years. Poth.are men for him.  who saw service overseas. They  take over the property on the 1st of  March.   The property is sold as a  going concern. Twenty-six head of     .....   , . . .     ,  cattle, horses,  pigs,  poultry,  farm      ^ actually happened in a schoo  Implements, and household  furni- "*"������������������**:    ���������������������������c  Second   nnd    Ihird  ������������������������������������������������������.^   a���������������������������   in,l,���������������������������la-l   in   iUn tr.ncfnr j Readers Were  asked  to  WTltC  a  COlll-  JMarried,   at  Vancouver  recently,  Miss  Mildred  Ruttan  to  Mr.  Robt.  Murray, of that city.  ..���������������������������*'"  The annual meeting of the North  Okanagan   Farmers'  Institute  is  to  be held on January 3, in Enderby.  X  Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Adcock are recent arrivals  from Lacombe, Alta.,  and are seeking to locate on farming land near Enderby.  X  Mr. and Mrs. Percy Ruttan moved  to Enderby from Armstrong last  week to reside. Mr. Ruttan is employed as planerman at the sawmill.  .      .   j    X  Mr.   If.   Cederland. and   Mrs.   A.  Anderson  surprised their Enderby  friends   on   Friday   last   by .going  to  Vernon  and  coming back  man  and wife.  X  .JMr. and Mrs. A. Spencer and family arrived last week from near Lacombe, Alta., to take up residence  in the district.    They left 40 below  zero,  and   think  Okanagan  winter  weather is "easy."  X  A merry throng of skaters took  advantage of the fine ice, Monday,  the opening night.    The ice is in  fine    condition,    and    the    season  promises'to be on of the most-successful as well as enjoyable.  X .*  A meeting of the Enderby Curling  Club will be held in the City Hall  at   7.30  this   (Thursday)    evening:  All members and others .wishing to  join  are urged  to attend, as final  arrangements   for playing will  be  made.        c  X  -A number of Enderby curlers^en-  joyedthe first game of the:season  on Monday night.- Two sheets are  ready for play. _', Billy Wells made  the ice,and it's real prohibition ice,  the.only thing Scotch about it being,  the bob at the end t' hang y?r stanes  on. .. .......  -'������������������..-��������������������������� x  Wm. Hart, in Thomas Inch's big  production, "The Silent Man,"  promises to establish himself firmly  in the movie fans' favor. This is  a grand play of action, punch and  thrills, with enough of love to  please the ladies. Enderby Theatre  Saturday, Pec. 2Qfb;  X  -,.-Grindrod citizens are justly indignant at the policy of. the local  officials of the. c. p. R. in dealing  with the station question. They  feel that there is.neither justice nor  reason in the Jong delay in the  erection of. another building to replace the station burned down  early in the fall.  H  Owing to the.many requests for a  change in the show night, the committee has decided to try running  the usual high-class films on Saturday, night jnstead of Friday,, the  show^t^staft_ariittle^later^^arg;30  XXX X X X X X X X X X X X X X X  X MARA NEWS NOTES X  X X XXX XX XXX XXX X X X X  The Rev. Mr. Gretton held his; us.  ual monthly service on Sunday.  ��������������������������� ��������������������������� *���������������������������������������������������������������������������������*   -  Rupert Pavy is going  East this  week.to .spend the holidays.at his  old home in Ontario.  X  Albert   Ellis,  Mrs.   Zettergreen|s  grandson,  arrived  from  the  Coast  on-Friday on a visit.  X  T.  Robinson  of Enderby,  came  down on  Friday  for the  concert  going backr by Saturday's train.  BB  c Miss Swann and Miss Mutrie. went  to Armstrong, by ���������������������������_ Saturday's train.  Miss Swann  to. Jhave her injured  wrist attended to.  X  Mr. Massey surprised  his many  friends by stepping off the train on  Monday.   Evidently he. enjoyed his.  trip  to  Australia,- but he  is. outspoken in declaring that Mara is his  choice in -future;  *���������������������������'--''  John Graham arrived . last week  after, an. absence from Mara..covering several years.: His many JJ friends  were-pleased, to see -him looking, so  well. Since, leaving. Mara with his  parents, and brothers he hastrav-  el led i some, and . evidently, took his "  share of Kaiser--hunting. .He -expects to > see. his brothers. back. in  Mara ragain. in the spring. 0  Mr. Humphrey, of Malakwa, visited us on Thursday and. organized  a United: Farmers*. local, here.���������������������������' The  officers. chosen are:  Rupert ,t)avy,  president;  Wm.  Owen, vice-president ; Harry Blurton, secretary; dir- .  ectors, Roger Dale, John Robertson,  Frank Ritchie; Victor tyitala.   li������������������el  name selected; was the Mara.local.,  and the first .Monday, in^the; month  was chosen for the^meeting.   Fifteen .present ���������������������������at   the meeting ? put  their names; down'.and jmahy ^moref  have .decided-, to ^Join., . It. gtyei-  promise ;;of. becoming ,.a ^.poiwer. for.  good in this district.  Owing to the severe coty weather  last week it looked^.very discouraging for the, children's, concert on  Friday night, hwt fortunately tfct  weather moderated and the haJl  was well tilled with parents mA7  friends; also some from Enderby-  The program was, wejl sustained,  the children showing the resuiff..  of careful training hy Miss $w*nn  and Miss Mutrie.   Mrs.; Morton delighted   the   audience   with   two  soiigs; also0 Mr. ���������������������������ftobinson; :t"hey !>e-  ing tj������������������e only grown-nps taking ^parf.  Fvery.one seemed, pleased, and ������������������Js������������������  Swan receive^ ..many congratulations, on the. successful evening1*  entertainment'   After refreshment*  were served dancing was enjoyed  for several hours.   The following  program was given:  Opening.Chorus, "O q&nada."  Recitatfon'" V.���������������������������:; rrfEenty^Witala���������������������������  to   c.b.e   pyn������������������.Jo -f-^qiSa^^.^^^&ftR?  Chorus i: -J.r. pqpnvjtoys  "Somewhere in the Okanagan"  fure are included in the transfer.  The Brash ' farm is situated be  low the brow of the Cliff, a mile or  I position   on  "Thc  Aeroplane,"  one  having passed over lhc school that  two from Enderby.: It is admirably I ^y an,(1 "j children having been  situated,, being well protected from allowed to take a good look.  sudden climatic '��������������������������� changes, and *^e  and the country.  Speaking    on    local    conditions,  which  he   thought   could   be  inl  and in the recent elections in "Ontario the United Farmers, with a  membership of some 40,000, polled  soil is a rich loam. About 50 acres  are under cultivation. Of the balance all but about J5 acres is fine  arable land.  The many friends of Mrs. Brash  will be glad to learn that she has  no prfesnt 'intention of "moving "to  the^ Coast" as so many have done  after selling outs. In her 28 years'  residence'here:-she has/ as it were,  attached herself to. the' place, and  . R���������������������������(Second Reader); "A aeroplane is a hing lhat flys in the air.  jThere's a little place for him to sit."  p���������������������������(Third Reader): "The men  dress all up> in fur coats and goggles. They can make, them, turn  summersets and -nosedives and  other tricks."  Entrance Literature���������������������������"Tennyson  wrote, 'To the Queen,' thanking her  for making him 'Poet Laurier.' "  Billy Topsail's Dog���������������������������"He cocked  proved for the benefit of all, Mr. j a vote five times as large. "We  Copeland referred particularly to must be free from party politics."  the system, or lack of system, in the!Continuing Mr.  Copeland  said:  "I  sh������������������i can see no pleasure now in UP his ears and .stuck'up his head  breaking away-from friendships of and in a minute he'saw his head."  such'Iong standing.   "She contem- '  plates buying a home in Enderby Speak earlv if you intend to  where she can enjoy the rest and  Christmas  dinner at the   King  their week-end shopping. Jt is  hoped that this change will prove  of all-round benefit.  Summerland Hospital was totally  destroyed by fire early Sunday  morning. Fortunately only a few  patients were in the wards at the  time and they were safely removed.  A modern x-ray plant, used only a  month or two, was only partly  saved. The total loss is estimated  to exceed $12,000, with $4,000 insurance on the building and 81,000  on Ihe contents.  X  A quiet wedding was solemnized  at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Airth,  Wednesday morning when their  youngest daughter, Ida J., was  married to Mr. Leonard Funk, the  Rev. J. A. Pow officiating. The  happy young couple left on the  morning train on a brief honeymoon trip in the direction of-Penticton. On their return they will  reside, in the cottage next to the  Opera House.  rill Girls of Sr. Room  Puett, Irene Cutler and Bertha Gray.  Solo Mr. T. Robinson  Dialogue . ."Wee Bobbie Rarefoot"  Arthur Sihvon and Bertie Mlet  Solo."Irish Lullaby* Dorothy Pavy  Dialogue "Jn the Studio" ������������������r. Room  Solo    Mrs. M-*rton  Recitation    Mayc  Hobei tsou  Two-part song, Sr. GJrls  Recitation    Beatrice Cutler  Chorus "Santa Claus" Jr. Girls  Dialogue "Aunt Pinah" ..Sr. Room  Solo   Mr. Robinson  Recitation "beetle Rateese"  Ella Sihvon  Chorus "Good Night" ....Jr. Girls  Two-part Song,.".. ."Old Black.Joe"  Sr Girls  ;B..'.G;?s* Wonderful Record  Government's  roadbuilding policy,, am president of our Farmers Insti- comfort  so  richly  earned  in  the Edward.  British Columbia has established a wonderful record in Victory Loan subscriptions. With a  population of less than 400,000 the  Province has raised in the three  war loans of 1917, 1918 and 1919  he enormous sum of $91,000,000.  Jn consequence of a recent  change in the Provincial Jaw governing municipalities, all property  is required to be assessed in the  name of the registered owner. Persons purchasing property under  agreement, by termsj of which they  are liable to pay the taxes, ,can  have their names inserted in tht)  roll, however, provided they : tjfc  with the assessor a statutory, declaration stating the facts of ,the  case. This should be attended to  without delay, as the .City assessment for year 1926 is now being  made. 2  Reports from the south end of  the Okanagan indicate that the. recent cold snap did not materially  damage the trees in the peach belt, p  </  OKANAGAN  COMMONER  S&Brm*ifB^*^B.+i^&irm  iLrB*&B&Br*mrrrr+*&i^B^r**  ������������������fcaitagan Commoner  In which is norged The Enderby Press and Walker's Weekly  THURSDAY, DEC. IS, 1919  411  it  "Published every Thursday at Enderby. B.C.,  by The Walker Press, at  par year: tl.OO lix months.  THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1919  .  MENACE OKANAGAN IS HARBORING  Supposing thc Chinese or Japanese-Avere about  ���������������������������to take over 13,000 acres of valuable gardening  or truck, farming land immediately adjoining the  town you call your home town; how would you  'feel about it? The cjjizens of Vernon are'faced  with just such a proposition. A deal has been  'underway .some-time', but thc fact has only now  leaked out, that Japanese arc, or*were, about to  purchase the Coldstream ranch, "the purchase involving ��������������������������� upwards of a million and a halt* dollars.  Strong.pressure is being brought lo bear on tbe  provincial and federal authorities lo prevent lhe  deal being made.  Tlie   possibility   ol'   this   transfer  being   made  lias caused consternation in  llie citizens of Vernon.   Well does the News say: "This is a matter  of more than local concern.    II all'ecls lhe. whole  ���������������������������Okanagan.   With the history of purls .of lhc Sacramento Valley and other sections of California  in view nobody can doubt tbat if lhis sale Avenl  tlirough it would only be a mailer of a few years  until Japanese control of a large part of this district was.affected.   The menace is a real one, and  we believe that public-sentiment will justify all  possible efforts being made  to prevent It being  realized.     We  do  not  suggest   lhal   any   undue  effort be made to induce the Government to purchase this piopcrty off-band, bul all olher methods of bringing pressure to bear lo-prevent tin's  transfer of 13,000 acres of our besl land lo alien  purchasers   should    bc    vigorously   pursued   bv  every white resident of thc Okanagan "  me i  the  grader  (led by experienced road builders is to drop i  load by  over  ^mA^B^rrKrs^^0^^^^^^0^0^^^f^0t^  the roadside  the roadway  and spread it with the  If you find your newspaper not so full of good  stuff as usual, lay it to Prof. Porta, whose prediction that the earth was going to be hit by a comet  on the 17th caused our staff to quit work on that  day, and it was with some difficulty that we were  able to convince them on the day following that  ihey were still on this earth and not treading the  streets of the Golden City.  BEATING THE DEVIL ABOUT THE BUSH  It is the same with Vernon as it is wilh Armstrong: there is no effectual method by which the  alien land holding problem can be handled while  there arc individual land owners who are prepared to turn their land over to Chinese, or Japanese because they find il more profitable to do  so than work it themselves. This, is Ihc crux" of  the whole matter. In the vicinilv of Vernon and  in and around Kelowna. these people have made  good use.of land which was idle and believed lo  bc of little use until they took hold of it and  demonstrated what could be done. We must  credit them with' the good thcy have done and are  yet capable of doing, for the Okanagan. At the  same time, we cannot afford lo sit"by and see  them get a land hold upon the different districts.  We have before referred in these columns to the  instance- witnessed in the Sacramento Vallcv,  California, where a whole selllement with a town  population alone of loOO people, changed in a few  ���������������������������years.from*\vhite families to Japanese. And this  ...is.vnot an isolated.case. What happened in the  Sacramento Valley may quite easily take place in  the Okanagan Valley.      ,....'  o Tlie Prince of. Wales, presiding at the annual  dinner of the .Licensed Victuallers'''3Association a  few. nights ago. in London, referred to his tour in  America and raised a laugh by saying lhal he was  happy to find himself back in London, where a  mah did not have to pretend to be dry.  UNIONIST GOVERNMENT BREAKING UP ?  come from  Ottawa of  l  forecast  of  political  So many reports have  . late purporting to give  changes pending, and so few of these changes  have taken place, that it is not safe lo wager ioo  heavily on the report now sent out lo the effect  that Sir Robert Borden is about lo re I ire from  the Prime Ministry owing to ill-heal I h. "Since  his return from, the Soulh," says A. K. Ford in thc  Vancouver.'Province,'"Sir Robert has discovered  that he has not recovered his health as he had  expected. It is believed that his physicians have  so strongly urged him to lake a complete rest  from political turmoil that he has informed1 his  colleagues be must resign. 'Tin's- there i.s good  reason to believe is the cause of Ihc secret sessions of the cabinet! Hon. Arthur Mcighcn, as  leader of. the Conservative Unionisls arid tiie  =a hi es t=m em ber,-wo u 1 d-s ee mV. (-HjcH-I-i e=l ogi ea Ks u c^=  cessor." .  A few days ago nn Ottawa report slated lhat  all thc Liberal members of the Union cabinet  were about to. resign. Ill-heallh was not given  in all cases as the reason for lhe resignations" Tip,  deed, it was only yesterday lhat an aulhoritv at  Ottawa staled positively lhal Sir Robert Borden  would remain to head the new Union Government which was about to be established.-  Thorp srpms fo have bcen a great deal  fifjffpratinn in all thc newspapers have said  ol  ex-  about  i!i������������������>i;o   o!-i"K,OT*rpf tf's  on n "olft winter's  lhc object of  warm.  of  Vancouver.    An   alth  getting  a merman,  niffht. visited one of Ihem wilh  warm, but didn'l even  get  GRAVELLING BY CONTRACT  It is apparent that the Provincial "Department  of Work is adopting a new policy, in connection  with carrying on ���������������������������roadwoj-k." Tenders are being  called for for the work of gravelling on the  wagon road between Enderby anti Grindrod.  Tliis is a commendable change. Il musl lead lo  better work, provided the rood superintendent  or road foreman keeps an eye on the work, and  the spreading of the gravel is done by the regular  road force. Just here we would like lo call attention to a weakness in the gravelling work which  lias been done in ihe past. The. gravel wagons  are'idumped on the road and thc spreading done,  by hand shovel, with the result lhal lhe roadway, after the gravel is well packet! by trallic, is  full of bumps and wavy. Where the gravel is  dumped on the roadway, lhere il is packed  hardest by the weight of the load, antl-thc spreading between tlun:;s. while it may appear level  enough when the spreading is done, soon drops  wilh the first rains.  The   system   of    gravelling    which   i.s   recom-  Coal miners in Saxony, Germany, have voted  lo resume working 8 hours and also on Sundays  anti holidays. In this connection, Charles Victor,  writing in Leslie's, says: "When on May 15th I  interviewed President Ebert in Berlin, Germany  was the gloomiest place I have ever seen. Four  years of war, plus six mxoxnxtxhxsxxxxSTAR  ycars of war, plus six months of "starvation armistice,' with a scries of bloody revolutionary outbreaks, had left thee ountry a murky shadow of  its former self. Pessimism was the keynote of  every spoken or written word; disgust or hatred  was in every face; no enthusiasm and little hope  were lo be encountered anywhere. The terms of  peace had just become known and a wail of protest went up all over the country. But even that  lacked Ihe strength of conviction.    .    .    .    Two  A few years ago certain individuals appeared  before local municipal bodies and boards ^ of  trade seeking the support of these bodies for an  appeal they were making to the Dominion Government for the extension of thc Dominion telephone line to all towns ia the Okanagan Valley.  11 will be remembered that the appeal was made  in thc voice of ihc people, with the object of inducing the Dominion Government telephone and  telegraph lines to enter the field in competition  with the local telephone company, then putting  the lines and service of the old pioneer company  on a business basis, and in so doing having tread  upon lhc corns of private interests and-individuals who felt they had a grievance.  The effort  then made wac partly successful.  A paralleling line was built from Vernon to Enderby, and the Government was inveigled into  establishing pay stations at various points in thc  Valley, and a competitive business was started.  It was then that we witnessed the absurdity of  men being called over Uie local phone system to  conic down to the Government pay station to talk  over    the    Government   line.      This    condition  could  not  last long.    Tlie Government service  became a joke.    Later, an arrangement was entered into  between  the  Government  Telephone  Service and the Okanagan Telephone Company  whereby the local company undertook to handle  any  business  coming into  the Okanagan, lines  >vcr  the Government lines.    This arrangement  las made the Government service much belter,  anti enabled the Government to do away with  pay ollices at many of the Valley towns thus reducing the costs of operating the system materially.     But even yet the deficit between receipts  ancl expenses amounts to some $26,000 annually.  These figures are taken from, tlie report of the  special commissioner appointed by the Dominion  Government to encpiire into the operation and  costs of thc Dominion Telegraph aiid Telephone  lines Ihroughtout the Dominion, nnd whose report was submitted to the Department some four  or five months ago.   In this report, the commissioner, after reciting the conditions as he found  them in this district, says:  "The policy pursued in this territory is difficult of explanation if it is assumed that it is the  Government's intention to give service only  where thc territory is not or cannot be efficiently  or profitably served by privately owned and operated companies. This is particularly true in regard lo the Okanagan Lake section of this territory, as the accompanying history of the Government's activities in opposition to established pri-  vatcly-owncd systems in this territory shows.  "I would recommend tbe sale of the Government's property in the Okanagan Valley and  around Kamloops. This would include tha lines  from Salmon Arm, via Chase to Jtamloops, the  line from Kamloops via Nicola fo Bferritt and  Canford wilh the connecting loops; Irom Jfcim-  loops west to Ashcroft with connecting loops;  from Kamloops east to Vernon; from Vernon  north lo Salmon Arm; from Vernon south along  the Okanagan lake and river eastward, lo Midway  and the line which runs west ancl northerly from  Penticton via Keremeos anc| Princeton to Nicola-  This section of property covers approximately  970 miles of line, has an earning of hetween  $16,000 and $17,000 a year, costs nearly $43,000  per year to operate, and succeeds in doing little  else than waste public money in an endeavor to  injure an established local telephone company."  The report is current that the Okanagan Telephone Company is endeavoring to purchase the  Government telephone line in the Okanagan Valley, and the report conies from Summerland ancl  Ka ml oopsM.hu tlthe=boa rds_olLtrade=a Mhoscpoin ts  are opposing lhe proposed purchase. In face of  lhc report of the commissioner and' his own recommendation that the property he sold, thereby  saving the Government some $26,000 a year in  operating costs, it is difficult to understand the  position taken by these hoards *tf trade. It is  possible the same individuals are back of the  movement as were responsible for the movement  that encouraged the Government Telegraph and  Telephone Service to build thc paralleling lines  in thc Okanagan Valley in the first place. It was  purely a bit of politics, and was sure to be exposed when viewed from the standpoint of practical business. II was a had job at the start, and  to continue it now that it has been exposed by lhc  Government's own commissioner, i.s neither  reasonable nor praiseworthy. Jt simply means  lhat the people must pay more to maintain the  double phone service and at the same time the  people at large must stand the $26,000 annual  loss in operating costs.  WHERE MEN WORK  Only five more shopping days  complete your Xmas purchases  STORE WILL BE OPEN���������������������������MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY evenings, Dec. 22-2:5-21.  Store will be closed Christmas Day and the following day.  Let us help you solve your Christmas Gi t Problems  lhere are innumerable gift suggestions���������������������������a fascinating variety ready for inslanl choosing  Whether your wishes urge a costlv gift or a tender remembrance more freighted wilh lov  than cost  YOU WILL FIND IT HERE.  e  IF YOU CANNOT VISIT OUR STORE, WE WILL BE PLEASED TO  SEND  YOU  OUR  SPECIAL    CHRISTMAS-GIFT  BULLETIN.  Hudson's Bay Company  Mail.,Order Department H.  VERNON, B.C.  JS.  British Columbia Interior Store  weeks ago I returned by way of Coblenz, to study  the industrial conditions along the Rhine. The  change that has taken place in the-intervening  months approaches a miracle. Peace���������������������������the peace  that was to beggar Germany���������������������������bas been signed.  Today, despite tlie signing, Germany appears to  be nearer recovery than any other country in  Europe. Its fields are ;smiling, laden with the  richest harvest since the year before the war; its  railroads arc running on schedule; the streets of  ire clean;  the shops filled with- every  its cities  thing from food to jewelry; and traffic is brisk, ....   and well ordered. The faded gray-green uniforms [realization on the part- of all classes lhat  havc almost disappeared, and so havc thc loiter- jarc not as black as they have been pain led."  ing masses of ragged unemployed. The factories  in lhc suburbs arc belching Ihick clouds of smoke.  . . . This remarkable change is clue, in lhc first  place, lo the more settled conditions among the  people, able once more to.get food; in lhc second  place to the adjournment, for lhc lime being,  of the bitter political conflicts growing oul of the  revolution. Germany has a constitution al last,  and in it some of the newly-won privileges of the  working class are secured. Bul the Third and  most important cause of the improvement is the;  things  FROM  mm  ^iiipftijillllil  SH^&4syfSS^7^7^^i  (1) Gold Coin Potatoes grown   froin  growing from hand-selected heads, on  (2) J. VV. Lucas, an Eastern Canadian  (3) Some, of his Porkers.  (4) Grade Percherpn Horses, used by Mr. Lwcas on his Rosehurst Farm  etmtetf   tubers,   and   Marquis  ehurst Farm, Cay ley. Alberta.  ity boy, now owner of this Western  Wheat   plot  i< arm.  We are continually hearing about  tiie farm boy who goes to the citj;.  but we hear little about the city boy  iwho goes to the lariu. Vet,- just as  many farm boys have become successful business men in our cities,  t>o there are undoubtedly .many city  boys who have become successful  farmers. This is more especially true  iu the countries thai are being newly opened up such as Western Canada. Aruouj,' the winners at ihe international Soil-Products Exposition  held at Kansas Cily recently at least  one, if noi more, of the successful  (exhibitors was born and bred in a  .city and only became a fanner after  ihe had-reached manhood. John W.  Lucas who won prizes for white oats,  brome grass seed, barley and rye.  had never .been a .farmer until he  jeettled on his homestead in Cayley,  'Alberta," sixteen years ago. However,  he has &5t to work to learn all he  could about this noble profession and  nobody can say that he has made a  bad job of it.  ' Mr. Lucas was *bo;*n in one of the  cities of Eastern Canada. Like many  otber boys wh.dse. parents, are in  moderate circumstances he earned money alter school 'hours delivering newspapers and in various other odd- jobs. Leaving  Bchool, he says, he got a real job  at six dollars a week and later came  West and worked in Winnipeg for a  year. He had always felt, a desire to  become a farmer, however, and it is  ������������������ot surprising Lhat the-call of tho  Canadian Government' for settlers for  free homesteads at once appealed to  him.   He came to Alberta iu 1903 aud  located on bis homestead in Cayley,  io the southern pan of tlie province.  ���������������������������.he same year.  He is now the owner of eight hun- i  died acres of land io a block, aad j  is  interested,  besides,  iu  s.x  and a;  half sections ot land���������������������������4.160.    Ou hisj  farm  he  bas produced  as  much as  139 bushels of oats to the acre and 06  bushels of wheat to the acre.    The  quality  of  his  oals  may  be  judged  from tke fact that for five years he  won the premier honors for this crop  at the Aiberta Provincial Seed Fair.  He has also been a regular exhibitor  and prize winner at the International  Soil  Products. Exposition and other  exhibitions held in the United States.  It has been Mr. Lucas' ambition to  become a good farmer and he has  spared no eiV'oits to learn all be  could about his profession. He spent  the winters of 1912 and 1913 in Iowa  as part of his agricultural education.  Here he visited some cl.the best  farmsfe in the Suu^J as^c-d lots of'  questions, saw a good d-.-al nnd came,  away with as much knowledge- as be!  could gather. He considers" these two  winters spent in Iowa araanj tie  beBt investments he ever mad. He  learned much about horses, catt.e  and hogs, and also how good farmers  select the ears of corn, how in this  way they increase the yield, producing ears true to type and uniform  in size. He figured that if corn couid  be so much improved by selection  the same thing could be done with  the heads of wheat, oats, barley and  Iii!Is of potatoes. Hc came back to  Alberta and began to use this knowl-  ed**. Not only has he increased the  yield of th������������������������������������e crop* but bas unproved  *..he quality and t-~  of  fields  of oat;.  crops with  heads  now fields of tLi-o.  nearly ,-��������������������������� .  a   '-.  of PC' :;   in  :d'1..-- lo i:-\)c  to  p'-ri'kice  as   hi  marketable   potato- s  and from one poiaio  of seventy-three  p:i;  This is a record "cii  where.,  These are so. .  boy has been abb.  Not only liv.s Iip '-n-;  a large area of la: ri  b.e is producing <���������������������������������������������������������������������������������- ���������������������������  quality    ancl  a   :.  Practically    i];p ���������������������������-.  grown by him  ii;* s-i  higher prior-   th-.n   t  the average fa ���������������������������--<-���������������������������  ���������������������������'nr 'what b<* ���������������������������*���������������������������  h.p op.n sr~"  II" is s  7T.oo.3-'..     A '���������������������������  ':  'a? as h" (! ".i v  "'f as we'l.   Instead  barley  and   other  oi all sizes lie has  .��������������������������� yruiiiii with beads  li.'   !ui::d selection  tin1 prolific  ���������������������������. been  able  !i'riy-s<ven  -.i   one  hill,  . cd a yield  :;:'< * "i  potatoes.  f *>r-i!t any-  ; a:  '!i   ;  r  hti  i city  to ti > on a farm.  (  ! i' ��������������������������� nwr.or of  ';.)  i!: s 'and  ::.    n..v;lis-������������������t  ;    cji'.L'.nrity.  0i   III--'     Ci'Op  '.' s?c(j at a  '. b'aired   by *���������������������������  :'.v> demand  Y.,!'.-,t">!- than  ve-  '���������������������������u  d   fr-  tar  ;.:." ti *  ~t-  >*d  ->rl   li 0-..C: - p   i-y,-ri   T^is-  f]   1]\r>   ;-;������������������':ir>   prvTlS-  se'ection of types  is pa iii t.-> livestock as  Hip  selection of    grain,  e("inai 1 y as s.?iisfactory.  ���������������������������13  -ci on bis fa  * a kins cp.vp  ;;;\f' breedm:  he pays    to  with  results  Tbe siicces" of 'Jrs'hn \V. Lucas  should be inspiring lo many a city  boy. "Any boy c;;n no what I have-  done in This counlry," ho snys. "Ail  it needs, is persistence." To this  may be added paf.ioncn mticI a dosiro  to excel, qualities posrr-^cd by most  successful men, whether in city or  country.  M  1  n  j THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1919  l������������������^ VA \ \  ��������������������������� to'������������������s hub E rtm  "Shubert" Wants fJLISSIS Fins  All You Can Shap  And Will Pay These Extremely JffiSgh -Prices  GET A SHIPMENT OFF^ITODAY  [  N? I EXTRA URGE  EXTRA TO AVCK4GC  N?l LAR.GE  EXTRA TO AVtRACf  N91 MED1UT1  CXIRATO AVLI1ACC  H.'I SMALL  : r. qiiaut i  MUSK  Winter  Fall  4.00 to 3.50  3.00 to 2.75  3.25 to 2.75  2.50 to 2.25  2.50 to 2.0oTl.75 to 1.50! 1.75 to 125  2.09 ia 1.C0  1.50 to 1.2511.50 to 1.00  MIN  Fine, Dark  Usual Color  Pale  25.00to20.00  15.00IO 12 00  10.00to 8.50  18.00tol4.00  ll.OOto 9.00  8.00to 7.00  12.00lol0.C0  8.50to-7.50  9.00 to 7.50]������������������0t) ?o 5.00  7.00 lo 6.0C j 7.00 io 4.00  6.50JO 6.00 5.09 to 4.50 5.00 to 3.00  li.  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KELOW  &  OKANAGAN COMMONER  THE GIRL OF THE NEW DAY  The Principal of a Leading College in Canada is Author of  the Latest Book Published by  McClelland & Stewart.  It is only now and again that  the principal of a leading college  finds time in the midst of a busy  day's work to deal with the  problems which come immediately under his or her notice, but  Miss Ellen M. Knox, principal of  Havcrgnle College, comes of a family of workers. Her eldest brother,  Sir George Knox, of the Supreme  Court, Allahabad,- recently, celebrated a jubilee of fifty years in  India, with never a furlough and  only one day's absence. Another  brother, the Bishop of Manchester,  i.s just completing his fifty years of  as strenuous service. Miss Knox  came lo Canada afler winning firsi-  class honors at Oxford and experience' in Cheltenham College, one of  lhe leading girls' schools in England. She placed before her from  Ihe first lo last two great ideals:  lirsl, founding a college which  should be Canadian in thc highest  sense of lhe word, that i.s to say,  comprising the best tradition of the  English schools from which she  came, with the highest spirit and  ideal of Canadian education; and  the second," proving that scripture  taken a.s a first and all-important  subject in a school curriculum, if  wisely taught, gives a strong sense  of duly which becomes a dominant  note of the school, and even from  a material point of view is time  gained not lost.  The insight nnd experience  gained 'from dealing \yith 'successive generations of girls, numbering  at Ihe present time over 500 in  Ihe three Toronto schools, give Miss  Knox an unusual opportunity for  studying the Girl of tbe New Day  and her needs for today and tomorrow. The -value' of the book,  therefore, turns not simply upon  the. shrewd conimonseii.se and  knowledge of human nature which  it" contains, as upon the fact that  it expresses the deliberate and  mature" experience of a lover of  girls, English by birth and ediica-  lion, but, as her writings clearly  indicate, for over 25 years Canadian in touch and .sentiment.  Keep More Poultry.;  Poultry of all kinds will be a  greater factor for economical and  satisfactory living -on the farm  than ever before, says Uie Farm  and Ranch Review. With the current high, prices and scarcity of  pork, beef anil mutton and cured  meals cut of-the reach of thc average conJsumcr poultry should-be in  great demand. Those who have an  abundance of*poultry may live'regardless #of higher prices of fresli  meat. Every farmer's wife wbo  has a large flock of pullets for  winter and early spring- laying is  fortunate." Eggs, in addition to  helping save the high cost of living  at home may supply considerable  cash with which to enjoy many  comforts and conveniences - that  otherwise would not be available.  Another CoJtJ Wave Coming  Foster's weather report indicates that another cold wave will  JJ?JlQJNy_Jhc present rise ir^ tempera  turc and storm period, reaching the  interior about the 22nd. This-will  be followed by the severest storm  wave of the winter, until about thc  28th. According to this authority,  January will bring us one big  storm period near the middle of  the month, covering about a week,  promising good weather the other  lhree weeks, .except cold waves  that will pass meridian 00 near 'Ith  uid 22nd.  Refund of Transportation  According to an ordcr-in-  council jusl published thc regulation providing for refund of passage money to wives and children  of Canadian soldiers who sailed  from the United. Kingdom on or  af|er. the 11th November, 1018, has  now been extended and'made retroactive in favor of. all wives,  widows and children under 18  years of age, of Canadian soldiers,  who returned to Canada prior to  11 tli November, 1018, since the outbreak of the war. Application for  this refund should be made oii  forms which can be obtained upon  request being made to the Assistant  Director of Pay Services, N.D. No.  11, Victoria, JB. C, who will furnish  any information required.  Se* W. J. Woods, Enderby, if you  arc open to cut cordwood this win-  ie^; Will contract for 500 or fiOO  cord?. It  \t S5 55  S! DEEP   CREEK   NEWS       X  sr  sr sr  sr sr  sr  sr  sr sr  sr  sr sr sr  fcf ������������������f sr  sr  rs rs  4<t ������������������ rs  ������������������ #* j* js rs rs rs  ������������������s J** rs  44 rs  The Deep Creek Christmas Tree  will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18,  at the school house.  sr  ���������������������������** ���������������������������'  Miss Jamieson returned on Saturday-;; from' visiting Miss Edna Lang  of Enderby.  s7^_  _"i      '   *  -'ri ^mmjYrn-'rtlrr-^lrB-TnmnirTr^^  In consequence of a recent  change in the Provincial law. .governing municipalities, all property  is required to be assessed in the  nanie of the registered owner. Persons purchasing property under  agreement, by terms of which they  are, liable to pay the taxes, can  have- their names inserted in the  roll, however, provided they file  with the assessor a statutory declaration staling the facts of the  case. This should be attended to  without delay, as the Cily assessment' for year 1020 i.s now being  made. -  The Popular Variety store is Enderby's Toyland this month.  MEET ME TO-NIGHT AT  LEONARD'S BILLIARD  PARLOR  Cigars, Cigarettes, Etc.  Pipes and Pipe Tobaccoee  Farmer's Supply  Store  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  North Okanagan District  SEALED TENDERS superscribed"  "Tender for Gravel on Roads at  Grindrod," will be received by fhe  Assistant District Engineer, Public  Works -Department, Vernon, up to  noon on Wednesday, the 24th day  of December. 1010, for supplying,  hauling and distributing 1200  (twelve hundred) cubic yards of  gravel.  Specifications, contract and forms  of tender may be seen or obtained  at.tlie ollice'of the Assistant District Engineer, Vernon, or from Mr.  Win. Owen, road foreman, Mara.       |  Tenders  will   not  be 'considered  unless made out onJ'orms supplied, i  sighed with the actual signature of;  the tenderer.  : The   lowest   or    any   tender   notj  necessarily accepted. |  R. M. TAYLOR,. 'fieil Block  MARA, B.C.  Special sale for this month  of Groceries, Peed and  Flour, Dry Goods.  N. Pavloa.    - -    Mara  Palace Livery  Ed. Sparrow, Prop.  Vernon Road  Enderby  lt  Assistant Districl Engineer.  Jas. Dickson  REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE!  GENERAL AGfcNt  _ ������������������������������������������������������  Enderby  The New Motor Gar  4  $1298.00 Enderby  pirge,    luxurious,   easy-riding'tires made motoring possible,  cars ;of long wheelbasc, expensive T        - - '  to buy and cosily lo keep, are num- 0    ."s     Three-Poipt     CftntyWT  crotis. Innumerable makes of small sPnog������������������  create a  rWta |m������������������WW  cars - ride    well    on  which at oacn establish Ovff'  lightweight     , .      ..-.,    ��������������������������� .     . . . 4 .  smooth roads, and are low in first |ant* 4 ss ������������������ new *yP* ������������������f c**  cost"-and economical in upkeep  Overland 4 is a third kind "of  car���������������������������a new type. II rides well on  any',-road,. and-combines the advantages . of the large and small  types' of car.  Overland 4 introduces the most  .important 'improvejments in comforts to passengers, and in preserving   the   chassis,   since   pneumatic  We are demonstrating wW������������������ ������������������  new Overland 4, nnd woflW fnx  pleased to show yon its point* of  merit any time.  Come to onr  Vernon Jftoad.  new parage en  Jftememhet. we ������������������t������������������cH repairs  for all types of cam and are prepared at all times fo give ifnlcfc an<J  thorough service.  J, McMahon & Son       gmfcrfry, fi, C*  J-eave Yow Car  with w  If yow want it overhauled���������������������������we'll fjp il  right at reasonable cot\  Jas, McMahon & Son  New Garage Vernon Road  f.ni*fhj  klVik  am  l kk V lis U A\ A A A A A A A  I WOULD BE PLEASED TO  RECEIVE THE LISTING OF  YOUR PROPERTY, PROVIDING YOU REALLY WANT  TO . SKLL, ��������������������������� AND THE PROPERTY WILL BEAR CLOSE  INSPECTION, AS I HAVE  SEVERAL PARTIES WHO  ARE LOOKING FOR FARM  LANDS.  Address  F. R. E. DE HART,  ENDERBY  I ������������������������������������������������������:���������������������������:..   KELOWNA  Sale  of  high-class Registered Holstein*  including  "BURTON MECHTULDE"  and "MAY ECHO" blood,  at  DR.  BOYCE'S STABLE  KELOWNA  ������������������������������������������������������"Particulars  next  issue,  logue on request.  Cata-  STOCKWELL'S Ltd.  Kelowna B. C.  PHONE 63  Orders  promptly delivered  A fall line of fresh meats always  on hand; also small dressed pigs  and quarters of beef at prices to  suit.  Cash paid for good Dairy Butter*  new-laid eggs, and poultry at���������������������������  THE CASH MEAT MAftKfef  Clitt St, fittderby  500 Women Wanted  To buy the latest improved  Singer Sowing Machine! with lull  tine of up-to-date attachment*.  A few used   machine! in  condition, cheat)..  'Shop opposite Theatre, Vernon,  B.C.   Also machines in stock at  MtcPMI-Sroitb't st*rt  Armttronft %C*  WWTE  G.A< MtWW������������������mi, Aft**  ���������������������������Q        pOX 343 v  :  Vtrwm>P-C-   -������������������������������������������������������--'  PaiWtof  paperharainf  Miomimnf  Jf yon want those od<J Job* caitflHt  up at ������������������ reasonable fignret get tfcwn  (tone now while work Is sjaefc. Vf?  are right here to wait on yow.   C.Q.  ffox 43  enderby  mtvnnst  ���������������������������������������������������������������$  EUREKA 1.OP0E NO 5Q  I. O. O. F.  ^m9^mmm^mm^^m  Meets every Tuesday evening at ���������������������������  o'clock.   Visiting brothers cordially  Invited. .       A   n       %s n  Jas. A. Dow, N.G.  Jas. Martin, V. G.  Roy  WhebiEB. Sec.  Enderby Branch G. W. V. A.  The Enderby Branch of the G.W.  V.A. meets every 1st and 3rd.TOtinr  day in each month in the Drill tfalH  Enderby. AH visiting Comrades  welcome, also any Returned Mea  who wish to join.       Secretawy.  A.  C. SKALING, B. A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  INSURANCE  Bell Blk.  Endebby, B.C. v;  OKANAGAN COMMONER  ^yjj^SkA^ccgyciVWvw'^Mjji^^vi  THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1919  Here are Christmas Gifts for  Men and Boys worth while  ������������������ Arm Bands, Suspenders, Ties, in Gift Boxes  Sole Agents for Stanfield's Underwear.  Mackinaw Coats and Shirts.. Gloves, Mitts and  Footwear. '���������������������������'���������������������������-���������������������������  E.B.I3ILL  Men's Wear Groceries Enderby, B. C.  Canadian Food Control   License No. 8-17170.  XXXX X XX X X XX XXX X X XX X XX XXX XXX XXX X X XX  X  X  X  X  Christmas Sug"g"e^tions  from the Popular Store  ������������������  At the Candy  x        Counter  X  X          X  A  great  variety  of choice  candies  in bulk; also fancy boxes of choc  olate.s from 50c to Sf> each.    Buy a  5-lb box 6"P JNeilsori's Rosebuds.  3.50  Fancy boxes of Stationery;  X Coin  Purses,  Strop  Purses, etc.  x  Stationery Counter gancy-iincd work Baskets  X Picture 1-rarnes, Snap Shot Albums;  ������������������{ TJioTisands of Christmas Cards,-  sr Booklets, etc.  Cigar Counter  X  X  X  X  X  sr - .  rs  sr  x    China Counter  X  X    _    JMany   line   gifts   for   the   smoker,  including cigars in Xmas Packages,  Cigar ���������������������������    Cases,      Cigarette      Tubes,  Tobacco Pouches; etc., and���������������������������  PIPES GALORE���������������������������from 10c to $G.������������������*  X  X  Y;X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  %r  s*>  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  HIGE SCHOOL BASKET BALL  Armstrong Parents and Friends  Enjoy an Evening with the  Athletic Girls in Physical  Drills, Folk Dancing, Etc.  Order a���������������������������  COLUMBIA  GRAFONOLA  TO-DAY  for deliverv bv  Christinas "  Iland-painled     Nippon     China    in    X  many  beautiful   designs; X  Silvo Picture Frames, Vases, X  Vanity Cases, etc. 5$  _^ ^  X  Christmas Stockings ..5c to $1 x  Santa Claus Stockings, 15c each  X  Tinsel   and   Tinsel   Ornaments X  " x  Xmas    Candles    and    Holders X  x  Xmas   Favors   for   the   Table X  X  X  X  Toys     Games     polls  x  X  X  Rattles, Stuffed1 Toys, Banks, Mechanical Toys, Elephants, Wash Sets,  Blocks, Puzzles, Picture Books, Games,   Etc.,   and,. DOLLS,'from 10c  S5 . f������������������ $4.75 X  X  X  X  X  The Popular Variety Store, Enderby  X X X X XX XXX X X X X X X X     X X X X X X X X X X X X X XXX X  d  A name that stands for-t������������������he best in hotel service  King F4w������������������r*4 H������������������M  P. H. MURPHY  Proprietor-  >o<~=>b:<=>o<=>o<^  ������������������>"<  At the request of the faculty and  pupils of the Armstrong High  School, a very large number of parents, former pupils and friends assembled in the Drill Hall on Friday  evening to witness an exhibition of  physical drill, folk dancing, etc.,  by the girls of the High School, followed by exhibition games of  basket ball by the girls and boys.  The physical drill was simply  splendid. There was a smartness,  an exactness, a concentrated attention about it which rellects great  credit upon each and all of the gills  and upon Miss Brockwell, undm-  whose able direction they were  trained. ������������������  The educational value of such an  exhibition cannot be overestimated.  Without concentrated attention,  without careful thinking and exactness on the part of the pupils  themselves, lhcy could not possibly  have gone through the various  movements.  It was, indeed, an education in  itself to observe not only the correctness of lhc drill, but also thc  genuine desire on the part of all to  eliminate mistakes at  all  costs.  Both games of basket ball were  enjoyed to the full, the girls and  boys playing with that same keenness and enthusiasm which permeated the whole proceedings.  It was a typical "school night."  The boys and girls were out to  show their parents and friends  what they could do, and they did  everything in. their power to make  everybody have a really comfortable and enjoyable time.  The boys had decorated the basement of the Drill Hall most tastefully, and after the basket ball a  most excellent supper was provided by Miss Rabb and her Domestic Science pupils. The table  was filled three times and everyone seemed to appreciate every  effort made to make them enjoy  themselves.  '.Mayor Wright, in a carefully  worded speech, and in his usual  kindly, way, expressed on behalf of  the people-of Armstrong great-appreciation of the work of the High  School and the excellent nature of  the   evening's  entertainment.  The proceedings closed with.,a  dance. The orchestra greatly  added to the enjoyment of the last  feature of a truly enjoyable evening. As we stood listening to the  strains of the national anthem we  felt that every moment of the evening had heen well worth while,  and the hope was frequently expressed , that the citizens of Armstrong may continue to he enlightened from time to time as to the  efforts the schools of the city are  making to prepare the rising generation for the many and varied  experiences, not only of a citizen of  Canada, hut of a citizen of the  world.  *^t*m*^immm*B^i^^^giti0^mr^B^^0iit^m^^>^  ���������������������������****#**^tBn������������������^iM<  Enderby November  Weather  Date  1  2  ��������������������������� 3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  lo  10  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  20  27  28  2 9  30  Max  41  32  32 ,  35  32  32  37  34  35  30  27  24  30  37  38  42  39  42.  47  40  42  49  51  44  37  34  20  28  29  28  Min  30  28  28  14  17  22  24  28  32  15  --1  19  20  31  34  35  30  37  27  31  35  37  38  20  17  6  19  21  18  1  Range  11  4  4  21  15  10  13  0  3  15  28  5  4  C  4  7  3  5  20  9  7  12  13  18  20  28  7  7  11  Rain  .10  Snow  3  .02  ,30  .20  .07  Now that Christmas  will soon be here  *S"It will pay you to look our  stock over for real Christmas Presents-���������������������������  *������������������*For presents, that will endure  ���������������������������on into many new - years yet to  come, and add to the comfort and  happiness of yoar home.  ������������������"We stock���������������������������  ^COMMUNITY   SILVERWARE  **"AIcClary's    Famous    Kootenay  *s*Garry and Regina Ranges,  *arHeating Stoves of many kinds  and prices,  *������������������"The easiest-working Washing  Machine made���������������������������THE RED STAR���������������������������  price $22.50.  ������������������s*Fancy China and Crockery,  ^Watches, Clocks, Razors,  ^Shaving Brushes,  *^*Pocket Knives,  *������������������"Skates for Boys and Girls,  *3TGet a real present for mother  or sister���������������������������a new WHITE ROTARY  Sewing Machine at the reduced  price of SIXTY DOLLARS.  ������������������3"Linoleum $1.05 per square yd.  *3"Feltol, 90c; square yd.  ^Aluminum ware,  ������������������srFlash Lights,  *^"You will find thousands of articles that make the ideal present  , at this season.  1%  The highest temperature w.ns 51.  on the 23rd; lowesl. -1, on 11th;  mean for month, 30.08.  Two clear davs, 15 part clear, 13  cloudv. Rainfall for month, .69;  snowfall, ll:Ki. ,  JN. II.-Kenny.  Want Ads  2c a word first insertion, lc * word Meh insertion thereafter: 25c minimum charge; 10* extra  where caah doe* not accompany order.  FOR SALE���������������������������Grade Jersey cow; 8  years old; milking; bred to pure  bred Jersey bull; due to freshen  in March; $125.00. Also black  saddle pony, with harness and  home-made sleigh: new blanket;  for $05, or will sell pony alone.  J. Gardner, Enderbv. d!8-tfc  FULTON HARDWARE CO.  Plumbing Heating  ENDERBY, B. C.  Tinsmithing'  White*  s  THE XMAS GIFT STOHP  j)       Christmas bells arc almost ringing, chiming their message of  Cheer   ancl   Goodwill;  5        Folks are showing the evidence ol* good limes by incrcasec) gift giving.  i  Below avc oflcr suggestions-of sensible Gills, whicb, if "of WHITEN quality,   will he  doubly appreciated.  You are sure to find in our large slock a- suitable gift for every member of the family,  as well as for thc friend you wksh lo remember.  o  u  i  H  r\  fi  I  5  S  GIFTS FOR A LADY  Diamond   Rings  Diamond   Pendants  Pendants set with  many  other precious and .semiprecious stones  Cameo,  Pearl,  Onyx   and  many other beautiful  combination   of   stones,   in  Rings,   Brooches   and  Pendants.  Signet   Pings  Wrist   Watches  10-" and  M-k. with  Waltham   or Elgin  Movements;  also   with   high-grade  Swiss Movements;  Bracelets,   Earrings;  Pearl and Fancy Bead  Necklets;  Purses, French Ivory,  Parasols,  Sterling   and   Silver-plated  Photo   Frames,  Thimbles,  Etc.  STRAYED���������������������������Onto the undersigneds'  ranch; one dark bay mare, about  1100 lbs; white spot on forehead;  no brand visable. If not claimed  within 30 days from date of first  publication of this advertisement  will be sold to cover expenses.  Lambert & Wells, Grindrod. d!84  FOR SALE���������������������������Bob sleighs; very light,  medium and very heavy. S. Pol-  son.  d!8-tf  FOR SALE���������������������������Cutter; seated for four  H. F. Cowan, Enderby dll-3c  FOR SALE���������������������������Cutter, in good condition.    F. Folkard, Grindrod.      2p  CUTTER FOR SALE���������������������������Strong and  roomy, in good condition; newly  upholstered;'- : has detachable  child's seat;, price $45. Morton,  Grindrod. dll-2c  TO LET���������������������������A good 5-roomed house  and barn, to let for the winter;  known as the Lowe place. Applv. S. Poison, or A. C. Skaling.  Enderbv. 3Mf  'Order your Xro*#  Poultry Parly  ^VTher_e=is_cei:tain_to^he-a-shortage  this year, and if you delay giving  your order you may he too late,  and will he disappointed.  GEO. R. SHARPE  Wholesale and  Retail Butcher  Enderby, P. C.  GIFTS FOR HOW  Tea Sets  Carving Sets  Cr.ke Dishes  Broad  Travs  Pie Plates  Hake  Dishes  ���������������������������  Ca.ssorols  .Conimunily..Silver..  Adiim.A   Palrieian-^the  knives with the stainless steel; -   ..  Erlree   Dishes  Flower Baskets  Peppers and  Sails  Bon-l3on Dishes S'  Butter  Dishes  CHINA  Cups,  Saucers,  Tea Sets,  Bon-Bon Dishes, 1  Plates,   etc.  CUT GLASS  Berry  Bowls, Vases,  Nappies,  Sugar & Creams  Etc., Elc.  .  GIFTS FOR A  GENTLEMAN  Watches, Waltham  Elgin and all the hest  makes;  Watch Chains,  Fobs,  Signet Rings  Tie Pins  Cuff  Links  Lockets  Cigarette Cases  Fountain  Pens and  Ever-sharp  Pencils  Military Brushes  Shaving  Sets  Sterling Match Boxes  Cigar  Cutters  and  Cases  Leather Travelling Sets  Pocket Books  Umbrellas  BOYS' WATCHES,  Chains, Rings, Tie Pins Etc������������������  FOR RABY  Rattles,  Plates  Spoons, Pins, Rings,  Necklets, Etc. i  When in Vernon doing your Christmas Shopping, make our store your headquarters.  Customers from Northern points are given special attention between trains.  10 Barnard Avenue  ���������������������������C������������������oc=s>o<���������������������������><)<=>Q<=> =  "THE GIFT HOUSE"  Vernon, B.  C.  (O  Xmas  Stationery  French  Ivory  Now is the time to make your selection���������������������������when the stock is complete and has not becn picked over.  ������������������ff"The most acceptable Xmas  Gifts you can buy���������������������������always please  and are choice and refined.  A. Reeves  Druggist and Stationer.  ENDERBY ���������������������������,  There is no reason whv vou shouldn't select vour aids  now.    Assortments here are sure to prove acceptable.  You can't but make a wise choice���������������������������and you can't get  . better values���������������������������that's  sure.  Men's Sweater Coats, Silk and Crepe Shirts; Silk and  Wool Mufflers, Handkerchiefs, Silk Sox, Fancy Armbands, Suspenders, Gloves, etc.  Ties���������������������������a large assortment of the newest fancy designs  and plain poplins.    Prices, 75c, $1, $1.25, $1.50 and #2.  Jewelery���������������������������Men's Silk .Fobs, Tie Pins,, Cuff Links, Wrist  Watches, Bings, etc.; Ladies'. Penants, Cameo a Coin  Brooches and Bings, Wrist Watches, etc.  What could be more acceptable than an Ingcisoll Watch  for the boy.  Felt and Kid, House Slippers for Ladies, Gents, and*'  Boys.  DON'T FOHGfcT THAT XMAS Pathephone!!  wis havp jn stock rm  JtfANY P������������������LJCACJ������������������S  roSQUJJieP JN  YOUB  Qtf Your Supply wjien stock is  Fftgjt ant) Complete  Ptmcan Pros.  &NP&R3Y  -M  reaily to serve you"  Fresh stock of Fruits  Just in     ������������������ur Groc(.ry stock is complete  **** and always fresh  TEECE & SON ENDERBY  ���������������������������a  1  Al  >'A  ,t\  (ftf  S'l  ;ll  H


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