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Array ���������������������������/  <a/i:.  -;?������������������������������������������������������,  i>;-  f&tmji&ii  IN WHICH IS MERGED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  ^^^B0+*^+* VW^^^M ^sr*.*^  Vol. 13, No. 46, Whole No. 642  m,r  *,* mr mr tr  ^r fcr fcr  fcr fcr fcr  fcr fcr fcr  fcr fcr fcr  ** Jf** 4% SS   SS   4**   SS   SS   SS   SS   SS   SS   SS   SS   SS   SS   #*  M ENDERBY NEWS BRIEFS *  fcr fcr fcr fcr fcr fcr fcr  mis mif; mr mur fcr fcr fcr fcr fcr  fc#  *% j* ss ss sm ss ss ss ss Ss ss ss ss ss ss ss ss  A grand mask ball was given  at Sicamous on" Monday night.  fcr     -  Wm. Huffman left for Victoria on Tuesday where lie expects to spend some weeks.  ENDERBY, B. C.  Keep Valentine's night open  for the mask ball to be given  in "thc-Enderby Opera House by  the orchestra.     "  rt  Don't  miss   the     leap    year  dance   given   by   the  ladies  of  Enderby  tn   the 'theatre    ncxt  Monday  evening.  x  A handsome and serviceable  grocery counter was placed in  tlie popular slorc of E. B. Dill  this week lo replace the old one  long in use.  X  W. II. Jones left on Tuesday  for Powell River where he has  <accepted a position in the gents'  furnishing    department of  thc  company  store.  X  Thc subject of thc sermon in  the Baptist Church ncxt Sunday  **mfm  ���������������������������^-^-^-���������������������������-���������������������������������������������������������������������������������-������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������� ���������������������������ii���������������������������| ���������������������������|���������������������������g���������������������������i���������������������������i_rxr*u*ij~u-i_njxj-"_~ r*ij- i~ ~T-  THURSDAY; JAN. 22, 1920  Subscription, $2 a year; 5c copy  Personal Explanation.  Vernon Local U. F. B. C.  Enderby, B.C., Jan. 21, 1920. Last week at the annual meet-  Editor, Okanagan Commoner:    ing of the United Farmers  of  Dear Sir:���������������������������As certaf.ii false Ithe. Vernon Local, President  reports have been circulated as Howe gave an inspiring address  to my character and nationality, in which he stated that though  I wish you would kindly pub-. the membership had increased  Iish this letter, stating the true largely    over last year, it was  Organization Meeting of City  Council.  The members-elect' of Ender-  morning will bc  'Robbing the  Bonk." Mr. Britton will sing  'The Bird wilh a Broken Wing.'  x  Enderby's hockey team seems  to havc "got olf on thc wrong  foot" this season. Thcy lost  another game to. Vernon on  Vernon ice Monday night by a  score of 4-2.  x  A. M. Baird,is getting a new  wood-sawing   outfit,   'with   an  . Ed-wards  6-h.p.  horizontal  engine.    Il is his intention, when  the    wood-sawing    season    is  closed,  to   use   the   engine   in  vcuttins fodder J'or silo filling.  sr  V; Jack Syme, in charge of the  /'plumbing department of the  -Fulton Hardware establishment  .received lhc sad : news of.-, his  mother having suffered a/paralytic stroke last'week and he  left at once i'or his Ontario  home.        V  X  Mrs. N. E. Landon, of Armstrong, sjient the week-end in  Enderby, thc guest of Mrs. J.  N. Naylor. Mrs.- landon reports Mr. JJJ-andon entirely recovered from the nervous  break-down suffered by him  last summer, and he is now in  better health than he has enjoyed for many years. "  A. B. Godfrey, lias been appointed ' superintendent- of. the  Okanagan-Telephone Co.'s system to .succeed*-'Mr." Pobie, resigned. Mr. Godfrey has had  about 17.years experience A\fitb  the B. C. Telephone Company  in Nelson and Vancouver. . He  expects" to reach the Okanagan  -. somc time next week. .  ' " '��������������������������� ���������������������������'*..���������������������������"---/.������������������������������������������������������  The drying room and hath at  King Fisher camp-was destroyed by lire last Saturday; night,  many oftithe ihen losing their  clblhihg>and other." personal' ef-  lte_ct_Sy.3VQ_rk. pnZtlie^ erec'tipn;._of  a new build,ing<js; already--nn-.  deiiway." It.is...thpugh^-jhe -firc  started from,;bui;ping^clothing  wliich was hung' over tlie -stove.  - - -. 's':A.yy7X'ys:! yys   -  Attention ,is drown"; to> -the  school ch.ildrciVs. .competition  being held by-the Hudson's Bay  in commemoration of the 250th  anniversary of that marvellous  commercial institution. Thc  rules and regulations of the  competition arc consistent with  thc broad open policy of that  organization, in dealing with all  matters of business. There is  a rare chance for- the school  boys-and girls-to win valuable  prizes, in a competition which  will be fair to each competitor.  facts of the matter.  I am a naturalized Canadian  citizen. I was born in Odessa,  Russia, on May 17th, 1862, and  my father and mother were  both born in Russia. My grandfather was born in Antwerp,  Belgium.  1 came to Canada in 1892, arriving at Rcgina, Sask., on April  22nd, 1892. In May, 1892, I took  up lands under the Dominion  Homestead Laws. Shortly afterwards 1 took out my naturalization papers at Qu'Appelle,  Sask., and am entitled to the  full privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship.  All of my sons who are living,  here were born in Canada.  Four years ago I moved from  Saskatchewan to Dewdney, in  the province of British Columbia, and lived there until last  month, when I moved to Ender"  by. I moved to this district as  my doctor advised me to come  lo a dry climate. ������������������  In connection with an exchange of properties which I  made with JMr. W. E.^ Banton,  and Mr. Dobson avIio formerly  lived at Enderby, B. C, I secured 60 acres of land near Grindrod, B. C._ Upon inspecting this  property I found that it was not  thc kind of place I wanted for  a home. I accordingly purchased a small piece of land and  home from Mr. T. E. French,  as I wanted a placecncar town  and close to a good school. At  the time I purchased this property I was told that I- could get  oossession of it in a few weeks.  Mv son-in-law who came here  with mevwpurchased- the-adjoining home.  When my car of goods arrived I did not-have room to place  all the things in the place my  son-in-law had purchased. I:  then received permission from  Mr. Kent to place my automobile and hay oh his place, being  the property I had purchased  from Mr. French. Puring the  four years J" have heen in JJ.'C.  and the twenty-eight years f  have heen in Canada, f have  never had any trouhle of any  kind, and1 have always heen.  considered a good'citizen and a  loyal Canadian, f MW refer  you to Mr. William Branson,  member of the Provincial Parliament from the pewdney district, or to. any responsive person in the Pewdney district, or  in the Qu'Appelle district.  One, of my sons during the  recent-war served in the Canadian army.  The above facts-can pe verified hy searching the government records,.and, also by. Constables Johnson and Bailey, who  have investigated this matter.  All-^aslc-of=_the=people_of=this  not so large as if more canvass  ing had been done. As farm  ers in the Okanagan, we should  be thankful, he said, for our  conditions as compared with  those of other parts of the  world. Production in the valley had been greatly increased  not only in fruit but in mixed  farm produce. Securing markets for these was among the  problems of the future. He  referred very favorably to thc  efforts of Mr. H. W. Knight in  this direction in advocating the  construction of stockyards and  a cold storage plant at New  Westminster as aids in handling Uie surplus output from  this district. The farmers were  strongly urged to get together  and work together. He advocated the placing of an organizer in the field and closed by  congratulating Ithe members  and the community upon the  beneficial .results of a prosperous year.  The  report  of  the directors  showed that nine meetings had  been held    either    separate or  joint with the directors of the  Farmers'  Institute and  G.. W.  V. A.   Among the "matters dealt  with    were    contemplated purchases from the Vernon Fruit  Union at a rebate, the Chautauqua lecture by Mr. H. W. Wood,  Council of Agriculture, amalgamation,    university    extension  lectures, pruning classes, health  insurance ahd workmen's compensation.    Acting with the directors, of Armstrong and Lumby, the North Okanagan .District Association was formed,  the., first - in ...British. - Columbia.  The three locals then in the district have since been increased  to nine or ten.   The matter of  co-operative buying and selling  was taken up with the   Vernon  Fruit " Union   and negotiations  were carried on for some time,  hut not proving    satisfactory,  they were discontinued.   Upon  the invitation of the G. W. V. A.  representatives were appointed  to confer with them and others  interested in the opening of a  co-operative store for   Vernon  and its vicinity.  The result was  the organization of the   Okanagan Co-operative   Association,  limited, whose store was opened in Vernon in Pecemher last.  jXXXXXXXXXtCXXXXXXX  x     MARA NEWS NOTES     X  fc������������������    fcr   fcr   fcr   fcr   fcr   fcr   fcr   fcr   fcr   fcr   fcr   *-r   mr   fcr  ss   i<i   sm   ss   ss   ss   ss   ss   ss   ss   ss   ss   rs   ss   ss  by's sixteenth Citv Council willi ,. La.s' ""^day people waiting  the exception  of"* Aid.  Mackay/0   ��������������������������� trfn suddenly noticed  who was absent from town; met i? la*>e voiuni^������������������,f fmoke 1SSU_  oh Monday evening and organ-jV^ \roirl thfe j?ak^e homeseon  ized for the coming year's, ^f - ba"S -������������������f ,-,iel^Yer' h2lf a  work. Standing -committees ^ n}llt? north ������������������f -",e )r}dge' , So"le  were appointed bv the mayor i^ rthe, "flushed down by.;the  as follows: Work, Aid. ^^i^ver lo help out but by the Ume  kay; Water and fire protection,  Aid. Burnham; Street lighting,  Aid. Gaylord; Public health,  Aid. Nichol; Finance, Aid. Coltart; City hall, Mayor Barnes.  The member named in cacli  case to be chairman of thc committee, and the mayor ex-oflicio  a member of all committees.  tThc first' business mccling of  the Council was appointed for  Friday, February 6th, regular  meetings to be held thereafter  on the second Monday evening  of each month, as heretofore.  The whole Council were appointed by resolution to form  the Court of Revision, thc first  meeting of which will bc held  on Monday, February 9lh, at 8  p.m. Aid. NichoLand Aid.Gaylord Were appointed City representatives oil! the Hospital  Board.  Aid. Coltart. chairman of thc  finance committee recommended that chaiimcn of committees  prepare their estimates, for thc  coming year af the earliest possible date, as under the new acl  the Court of Revision' was lo  be held at an earlier date than  hitherto, and thc whole Avork  of.levying taxes Avould havc lo  be  correspondingly  expedited.  lhcy-.arrived it Avas too late to  save anything. It appears Mrs.  Makclc was outside at the time  and hearing the children making a noise in the house looked  up and saw smoke coming from  the roof. After sonic difficulty  she oil tained entrance bv brcak-  XXXXXXXXX X XXXXXXX  x      GRINDROD LOCALS      X  XX XX XXX XXXX XXX X  Mrs. G. Little Avas in Grindrod tliis week on a visit to Mrs  Wells.  x  A basket social Avill be held  in.the G. F. Hall on Fridav,  Jan. 23rd.  -..-.'?:. .. *.-..*������������������������������������������������������'���������������������������.���������������������������      x  Mr. and Mrs. Bayliss, of Armstrong,  are  staying  AA'itli  Mrs:  Thos. Skyrme for a feAv days.  x  Mrs.   A.   Smith,   of   Vernon,  was a  visitor for the holidavs  lo Mrs. M. Weir, of Grindrod.  X  Mrs. J. Smith, of Vancouver,  ing a window and rescued hci:��������������������������� arrived in Grindrod this week'  three    small     children  one* of Jto stay at thc McManus home,  whom     was    slightly    burned. ,,  Armstrong  Council  Organized.  The preafl Supply.  Union  Services  On Sunday, Feb. 1st, Union  services -will' be held in the Presbyterian Church, Enderby, <at  11 a.m., and in the Methodist  Church in the'evening-.at" 7.3Q,  Rev. T. A. Casislidy, who'*-has  been heard in'.-Enderby on other  occasions, and always; heartily  apprcciated, will preach at both  services.     The   service, in   the  Methodist  Church  will he  the             .  regular annual missionary. ser- and -good ".citizen.  vjcc o W. J. MANSON.  district is that f he alloAved to  enjoy the civil   and   property  rights, which as a Canadian citizen J am. entitled to.   '  Thanking you, f am,  CH- fCWSCHN&fi.  In order to clear up certain  reports re Mr. C. Kirschncr's  nationality, thc folloAA'ing telegram Avas sent to Mr. W. J.  Manson, M. P. P., at Hatzic:  "Rumored Christian Kirschner  who moved here from Pewdney  undesirable German settler.  Kirschner claims to be naturalized Canadian citizen born in  Russia, having lived for four  years at Pewdney, and tAventy-  eight in Canada. Gives'������������������������������������������������������ you.as  reference. Please Avire immediately advising.  A. C. SKALING."  A nd> the following reply was  received V  "Mission. B.C., Jan. 20.  "A. C. Skaling^ Enderby, B- C.  HaAre knoAvn Kirschner four  vears. Am satisfied his statement-as .set out in your telegram is correct. Was always  accepted here as loj^al Canadian  Tlie Fnderhy-hranch of the  G. WW A. wish to draw the  attention of the puhlic to the  matter of the bread supply of  this city. Are you getting your  bread from a Canadian citizen  or from a foreigner? Sfake sure  the nexf time you are getting  your hread in the store that it  comes from Mr. Stephen's bak-  _ery,=.as^he=.is_a=re.turnedjnan-  wfio is making bread in a clean  and sanitary manner. We understand Mv. Stephens was  brought in here by the business  men of the city and we hope  they are patronizing him.  Signed:    Secretary, Fnderby  G.   W.   V.^A;   Armstrong   Poard   of   Trade  The annual meeting of the  Armstrong Board of Trade was  held in the Municipal building  on Thursday evening last with  President E- T. Abbott in the  chair and a good representative  number of members present.  In the absence of the secretary Mr. Angus McPhail read  the minutes of previous meeting and the numerous correspondence from other boards in  the province most of which Avas  referred to the executive of incoming board for 1920.  The election of officers Avas  proceeded with resulting as fol-  Ioavs: President, E. T. Abbott;  vice-president, Rev. Wm. Stott;  secretary, T. Aldworth: execute committee, F. FoAvler. Mat.  Hassen, A. Adair, T. K. Smith.  A.Tomkinson spent the Aveek-  end down the line on business.  Organization -meeting of the  Armstrong City Council Avas  held Monday CA'ening, Jan. 19th*  M|yqr H. A. Fraser, Aldermen  Aoair, Hardy, Parks and Thomson Avere .present. All haw'tig  taken the declaration of office  the mayor called the meeting to  order and addressed, .lhc" council welcoming in .particular the  newly elected aldermen. He expressed the hope that the whole  council'would work together in  harmony and by doing so "accomplish what they were elected for by the voters/ -Mayor  Eraser pointed out what excellent work had been done by thc  retiring mayor avIio had held  the position since the incorporation of the citv. Ex-ma\for J.  MVWright having"bcen called,^ JJ *"*,  upon addressed the council in al"f v������������������' ���������������������������������������������  few AveJl chosen words as did at Ncino������������������-  ex-AJderman  Halladay.  The mayor appointed the following    standing    committees:  Finance,  Adair  and  Thomson; |jnn Jcav Avccks.  Hoard of Works, Thomson and X  Hardy;     Health,     Hardy    and  Everything in   thc  house iwas  consumed.    The ladies of Mar.a  quickly made provision for help  in lhc way of clolhes affording  temporary  relief.    Mr.   Makele  who    Avas    Avorking    on    Mara  Lake   was    notified, .and    they  arc now living in a A-acant house  a short distance away:      They  are a hardworking couple with  three  small   children  and  they  had  only  just  completed  payment  on   the ��������������������������� property. '   Thc  residents are getting up a benefit dance  to be giA'cn in  Mara  hall Friday, Jan. 30lh, thc Avhole,  proceeds to be dcAoted to help  replace sonic of the lost prop-  ert\\    Wc hope our neighbors  Avill join us in this.  X  The  maiiAT  old   lime  friends  of  Dan  McManus  Avere  shocked lo hear of his Avife's death at  thc Vernon Hospital on Saturday.    The  funeral  took  place  on Tuesday, she being laid beside lier two children A\rho dicd  a few years ago and are -buried  in   Mara   cemetery:       llie  deceased  Avas  avcII    known    and  highly" respected,   and   ahvays  .willing to giA'e a helping hand;  and as recently as the Christmas  tree al Mara both she and Dan  joined  in  celebrating AAdlh   the  children.      The    funeral    Avas  A-ery largely attended both from  Mara    and    Grindrod    byV old  friends  and   neighbours. " Rev.  Father Carrol officiated at the  grave.     .      ,  x  Wm. Allien avIio has just returned  from  thc  coaist lis  expected doAvn in a day or tAvo to  fix up his ranch for the spring  work. -  '���������������������������  X  Mr. Brainhard who had heen  sick at the    Vernon    Hospital  cck and was buried  X  Chas. Davidson is visiting  here for a Jew days and anticipates selling his property here  jM.   Weir  arrived  home  last  Aveek     after     spending     four  months oh a business trip north  X  Mr. and Mrs. Brently, of Red  Willow, Alta., are spending a  short time af the home of Mrs.  M. Weir.  - X  Many people will be shocked  to learn of the death of Mrs. D.  McManus, at .the Jubilee Has-:  pi tal, Vernon, on Saturday, the  17th.. She leaves a husband and  five children' to mourn her loss,  to whom, the deep sympathy of  the community is extended.  x  The Saturday night dance  held in the G. F. Hall Avas thoroughly enjoyed by all attending. It Avas'likc one of the old  times in the school house. Don't  forget the next one.  - X  Tlie meeting on the 15th, in  the G. F. Hall to discuss the advisability of establishing a  cooperative  store,   was   well  attended.    Mr.   JBarber,  manager  of'the S-A-F-E,  Salmon  Arm.  laid before the meeting an outline of the business, and1 a brief  summary-   of   the   phenomenal  success 'which has attended-fhe  co-operati\re    movement    since  its inception.. He said the lowest amount required..to start, n  store at   Grindrod   Avas-$3,000  and his advised,, if if is flnall-  decided to fry the experiment  thjat the local take the form of n  branch   of   the   Salmon   Arm  store.    Other  members  of'the  Salmon Arm institution told of  its advantages. . Jt Avas . finally*  decided to canvass the district  in order fo learn the-views of  the people on the subject.  ,  Joe  Dean  paid  a  A\'eek  end  Adair;    Parks   and    Cemetery, A^isit lo his ranch  here and is  busy listing up his moveable  furniture for sale as hc is now  a resident of Vernon.  Fletcher and Parks; Light and  Water, Parks and Fletcher.  Gregory and Ashton Avrotc  the council claiming damages  to the amount of $4,176, being  loss__through_ fire;_as_ did also_.T.  Phillips, claiming damages fo  the amount of #2,500 from' thc  same cause.   .  The matter of purchasing  ncAV'tyres for the molor truck  was discussed, and Alderman  Parks Avas instructed to report  on the subject a I the ncxt regular meeting.  The mayor brought up the  question of a union station for  the Canadian Pacific Railway  Co. and the Canadian National  Railways and aflcr a lengthy  discussion the clerk avus instructed to Avrile lo the proper  authorities Avith regard to a  union station.  ScA'cral of thc young bloods  look Monday Right's train to  Sicanious^accompanicd^=-by=^=a  movie baggage load of masquerade for thc dance a I that  place.  Pon't Wait to Be Asked !  The ladies of Enderby. inar-  rifed- and single, are giving a  Leap Year Ball in aid of thc  Enderby Hockey Club, Monday,  Jan. 26th. in Uie Enderby Opera  House, after the hockey game  between Enderby and Armstrong. They ask-yoii' men folk  to be on hand to dance. Bring  A-our Avomcnfolk, or lei Ihem  bring you. Ladies, $1; gentlemen, 50c." supper included.  Music by Enderby orchestra. A  good time assured to all.  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  X      DEEP CREEK NEWS X  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  On Tuesday night many people were alarmed by xx great  glow in thc sky and thc firing  of a single shot. Several people were soon at the scene of  Ihc fire and it "was found that  Mr, James Mcllish's house Avas  on fire. They managed lo save  sonic of his belongings but  through somc accident his  faithful dog Avas burned 'to  dcalh. His outbuildings which  were dangerously close to tlie  house Avere unharmed but  house was. burned to  ground.'  the  the  llie ladrfcs of thc Methodist Church Avill haA'c a sale of  home cooking and a ' A'alenlinc  lea on Saturday, Feb. 14th."  (Subject   to   sugar  conditions.)  Women's Institute to Organize.  A meeting of the women of  Armstrong and district is;caljed  for Wednesday, Jan. 28th, at  2:30 p. m. in the city hall, to  organize a Women's Institute.  A cctrificatc of incorporation  has been recciA^ed and an organizer Avill be sent hy the Pepartment of Agriculture to. assist in the organization.  According to the constitution  directors shall be elected at this  meeting and t)icy, from among  themselves, shall elect a presi-  den t and one _ or, _more___vice-_  Take lhe family-to the Kinfl  Edward for Sunday dinner and  Ihc home life Avill bc made lhc  sweeter for the rest of the Aveek.  presidents, and shall also from  among themselves or othe'rAvise  elect a secretary and a treasurer  or a secretary-treasurer.  The secretary-treasurer pro  tern will be at the place of meet-  ing one hour prior to the time  for which the meeting is eal Jed,  to receive membership subscriptions which are placed at  fifty cents.  Enderby Theatre Bookings  The booking for thc Enderby  Theatre.* this A\'cck is entitled,  "Luck and Pluck." It is one  of George Walsh's gripping  comedy-dramas, the story of an  honorable crook '..who. uses the  knowledge of his "profession"  for a good purpose. Tlie story  is full of thrills ancl adventure,  Avi th loA^e and 0 comedy combined to make a great picture.  "The Diver's Last Kiss," a  Sunshine Comedy, is all and  more than the name implies. It  is a scream ���������������������������the funniest  comedy booked in Enderby yet.  Jan. 31st Avill bc thc last dav  of grace for city AA'atcr rates. If  not paid by that date the Avater  Avill in all*cases be cut off Avithout further notice. OKANAGAN   COMMONER  THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1920  ������������������fcanagan Commoner  In which is merged The Enderby Press and Walker's Woeklr  Fublished ev������������������ry Thursday at Knderby. B.C..  by The Walker Press,  par y������������������ar; $1.00 lix months.  H. M.  WALKER  THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1920  GOOD-BYE, DAD  VOICE FROM THE GRAVE  We understand that- "Dad" F. E. Simpson, avIio  for a number of years has been at thc helm of the  Kamloops   Standard-Sentinel,   is   resigning   that  position at the end of January.   JWe^lo not know  what "Dad" is going,to do "Avhen  he quits'  the  job at Kamloops.    Perhaps he is' preparing i'or  the Senate.   We hope not.   "Dad" Simpson is loo  good a newspaperman to go off and lose himself  in the cobwebs of*the Senate chamber. No, "Dad"  Avill not do tliat.    Maybe somebody lias left him'  a legacy.    We don't sec Iioav he is going .to. quit  the ncAvspaper business and stay quit unless he  has bcen so  favored.    Even   though    "Dad" did  make money in  tbe newspaper business.    Like  all in thc game, hc spent it as fast as he made it.  He is now closing a life of useful effort.    His  genial personality and undoubted ability havc enabled   him   to   accomplish   big   things   in   small  places.   F'rinstancc. when "Dad" Avas publishing  thc Cranbrook Herald ycars ago, one Avould have  thought Cranbrook the size of Vancouver to read  the  Herald.     Tn   these  ariid   days,   one's   mourn  Avaters Avhen the mind recollects those big juicy  beer ads the Herald used to carry.    There avus a  brewery at Cranbrook in those days.   Wc used to  think it" was'pretty close to thc Herald office, but  this we do not knoAV and Avere never sufficient! v  interested   to  inquire.     But.   those   ads!     Thev  would be considered had form today.   Thev were  big. and, as before stated, juicy.    "Dad"  musl  have had a big cellar under the Herald office. Pity  if is  that avc didn't know then  Avhat avc know-  now!    Well. "Dad" Sinipson, if you must quit  the business, here's a warm handshake across the  miles in recognition of all that yon have heen lo  the weekly newspapers of British Colnmbna. May  dim.  Because ol* the commercialization of spiritual-!  ism  by fake  mediums and persons folloAving it  as a business, the Avord long ago became a syn-':  onyin   for vulgar graft and  fakcism.    In recent  ycars. however, spiritualism has taken on a new;  meaning, and i.s attracting the attention of some'  of our" best minds and even the clergy, bishops,:;  etc  of  lhc  Old  Counlry.  Avho  only iccently ap-i;  pointed a  commission  to  make an investigation  ;  of the claims made by such menus Sir Arthur ���������������������������  Conah Doa'Ic and others cquallv prominent in the!  Old Land.' " j!  , Speaking at King's Palace. Wimbledon, recent- \  ly, Sir-Arthur told of a remarkable experience  he had-a monlh nrcvious. "I Avas'in a darkened  room," he said, "with five men quite aboA'e sus-  pision, mv wife and an amateur medium. The  medium insisted on being bound, and I bound  him in six piaccs with siring. After Ave sat for  some limes my wife gave a slarl. and a lillle crv.  and I heard tlie voice of* mv son. Avho dicd a vear  st  After such a sale as we have just finished, there are a number of small lots:  ends, broken  lines and remnants to clean up.  Wc inn'st soon take inventory  of  our   stocks    so'offer prices on these remaining lines  Avhichwe are positive ..will speedily clean them up.  Out They Go!   Hundreds  Clean-Up Shoe Snaps!  of  ;u?o.    Mv  Tic said.  son said  Father.' I said. 'Yes. mv bov.'  For.'.'ivc inc.* T kiicav lo Avhat he referred. Wc had onlv one difference in'all his life-  lime���������������������������his non-belief in spiritualism. T reassured  him. and lie replied, 'I am so happy.' Then bis  voice faded aAvav.  "Do you Ihink lhal T would reveal such intimate secrets lo vou if they Avere not true? T  stale definifclv that T spoke fo mv son. and that  icard liis voice. T would bc a most blasphem-  if whal 1 lold vou were not true." |  r  on  liar  Striking offerings in - Ready-to-Wear Garments  CLEARING OUT MANY SM4LL LOTS IN MEN'S FURNISHINGS.  REMNANTlf^ ~~  What piles of tliem avc havc to present in this clean up. All that have., bcen accumulating here for several months take part in it.o Silks, Dress Goods and Wash Goods, in  Avaist lengths in swarms of fascinating weaves, colors and patterns.  Remnants of Cretonnes. Curtaining,  Cotton,  Lawns,  Ducks,    Casement,    Toweling,  etc., all marked doAvn to quick  clean-up prices.  VISIT THE BAY THIS W EEK-END, if you arc thinking of making up some new  BETTER RESULTS  IN  ROAD BUILDING  the glory of thc "Old Man" never grow  Tl  lorn  beer  Tlic.JMissi.on  are both tnlkng  od of procuring  roads.  i.s generally admitted thai somc better svs-  of road building should bc found than has  in vogue in Rritish Coclumbia in past years.  ind Maple Ridge municipal councils  of making changes in  belter  garments for yourself, for the  children  fully, you can Save Handsomely.  you arc  or sewing for your home.     By   Buying   Plcnti-  Mail Order .Department H.  EGYPT AND SELF-DETERMINATION  A DEMONSTRATION  A number of Enderby Veterans Avent to a place  on the outskirts of tOAvn on Sunday and made a  demonstration. It Avas all done orderly and Avilli  good spirit, but' Avithal a determination that A\as  not to be mistaken. It seems that the Avholc  trouble arose out of thc failure of a properly  OAvner to observe, a verbal agreement by which  the piece of property Avas held by a tenant until  March, who sold thc property to another man  who had previously purchased thc property adjoining, Avith only a driveAvay be]lween. " Thc  purchaser proceeded to make use of the ground  cing changes in the meth-*  results in the building of  One man Avilh a gang of men is to have  cnnrgc of thc spending of the municipal money,  but farmers of each dislrict will havc the opportunity. Avhen thc gang comes to .their place on  the road of working, bul cannot, as in the past,  d.elav lhe Avork until such time as thev arc real  good and ready. The Mission'City Record thinks When Lord Milner attempted to convince the  this attempt lo gel better results Avill be watched .Grand Mufti of Egypt that Great Britain  by olher municipalities, and if it Avorks avcII will!was actuated by friendship and did not wish to  undoubtedly bc adopted. (impose her wilf forciblv, although about to do so,  When lhe cmeslion ol  belter road work came'.,    r        , vt,,(r .., ���������������������������i:x"i. ������������������.������������������    .. i:,.:,���������������������������   ,.\a .  up  for discussion at thc meeting of farmers in |t^c C.rand Mid U rep^d^  As rdig.ous elnei  Armstrong last week, onc of lhc most successful  Hudson's Bay Company  VERNON, B. C.      British Columbia Interior Store  against  purchased, much  renting the property, and by onc means and another the purchaser made life disagreeable for  the tenant. The tenant Avas a relative of a boy  who Avent overseas and was killed in action. ��������������������������� No"l  being able to get redress for the wrong done him  from the owner of thc property or thepurchaser.  the tenant appealed lo the G. W. V. A. of Enderby-  The returned boys Avcrc not disposed to Jo  anything desperate, but thcy decided lo demonstrate as peaceably-as possibli that lhcy Avould  not stand by and see one in whose interest lhcy  were organized get the Avorst of it. So they decided to go in a body to the property in question  and definitely sIioav that thc tenant had rights  which had to be respected. They moved a carload of hay from one side of thc "roadway lo the  otber and let the new OAvner know tbat thev were  going to see that the tenant was alloAved lolivc in  peace until the expiry of his verbal lease.  The new owner happens to hc Gcrman or Russian, claiming 28 years' residence in Canada.  While this Avas not the point al issue, the facl lhal  he Avas a foreigner made il easier i'or lhe Veterans to decide to take thc steps lhcy did. Oul of  the demonstration aviII no doubt come a settlement satisfactory to all concerned. Hoavcvoi'.  proceedings of this character might properly  terminate otherwise. Our returned men are no  more justified in taking thc law into Iheir own  :ing  hands lliti'n anyone clse^ There isjx right way  "ahil-lrwroirgAvay'of doing "nuiigsVPu'blTc' opinion"  Avill not sanction mob law. Xo laAv-abiding citizen Avill sanction unlaAvful proceedings. Tn this  case the injured party happens to bear a German name, though a Canadian citizen of manv  ycars residence. This is nol thc poinl of real  importance. Whether fhe man i.s a naturalized  Canadian citizen or a forci'incr is of lillle moment Tt does not appear that the men taking  part in the "demonstration" made anv serious  effort to accomplish, their Avorlhv object bv lawful means before becoming a law unto themselves.  BANK CLERKS ORGANIZE  Willi   the  school   teachers   ori/anizing  unions,  and the Avorkcrs in every other |;,1C of endeavor  .finding it necessary to organize for Ihe  purpose  of getting just conditions from  their emplovers.  it is not unreasonable that the men emplovod in  our banks should conclude  that if -would he  to  their interest to form a Rank Clerk's l.'nion. This  thev have done.    Already, the Toronto Salunhiv  Night   says,   certain   banking   institutions'have  taken measure to ston the bonk clerk's organization by brute forcc.   It cites how two of tht  who made themselves conspicuous in   Ihe ea reorganization of the union Avcrc shot a wav. out of  all   touch   Avilh   the  organization���������������������������sent   'awav   Iu  Siberia, as it Avcrc.   Dealing Avith lhe problem bv  brute force, ?avs fhe Satnrdap Nighl. will never  accomplish Avhaf the banks hope fo do.    Opposition to the growth of the Bank Clerk's Union bv  the banks will only mnVn jf  prow the stronger  because it will win for the clerks the bncking~of  public opinion.  farmer,  CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS  It would appear that the people of Salmon Arm  arc seriously considering thc advisability of putting into effect the consolidated school idea in  that district The Observer says "those who are  at all conversant with the subject have long since  been convinced that it is the only solution to our  present school problems, and for this reason  public interest should bc aroused so that all interested may be made aware of the many advantages Avhich would accrue from the adoption of  such a system in the school district."  It is probable that the Avork and progress of the  consolidated school in Armstrong Avill be watched  with interest by many localities in the Interior,  and if the proposition proves successful here it  will not be long until many localities similarly  situated will quickly follow' the example set by  this municipality and city.  Owing to the smallpox epidemic an order has  ibeen issued by the Provincial Government pro-  co-operation movement is taking root in {^^Tis whli^awnV di8CUSsion Unl" th-C P^'��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� *hc' ������������������">Ming of public dances until Feb.;  farmers oi* the Spallumcheen municipality. Mr.  F. Hassard. strongly voiced sentiment's quite opposed lo the idea of farmers having anything to  do with road Avork. "Farmers," said hc, "havc  no business Avorking on thc roads. If bc is Avorking his farm a.s he ought to no farmer Avill have  any lime to Avork on the roads. Leavc=tbat work  fo a gang of men avIio understand the work, and  I can  only say and affirm lhat it is impossible to con-  | vince the nation of the futility of a thing of which  il myself am unconvinced. The entire nation  claims its independence, and it Avould, therefore,  bc useless to speak in any other language. I do  not forget your powcr, but if Egyptians bend  today before forcc they will seize the first occasion to*revolt.   Guarantee of force is not eternal.  let ihe farmer slick to lhc Avork be knows* morc Between Syria, occupied by France, and Tripoli,  thc wish  of  the  man about.*'   These arc the sentiments of a successful .occupied by Italy, it is.,bcitcr for all that Egypt  Thev  ring true.  CO-OPERATION COME TO STAY  bc independent and friendly  Lord Milner contended that the Mufti's argu-,  ments did not prevent a discussion and asked  bim to discuss thc questions.    But the Mufti re-  The  North America in earnest. Press dispatches state  that* in the United Slates tlie four big railway  brotherhoods and ,the 'railroad shop crafts affiliated Avith the American Federation of Labor.  havc decided lo undertake co-operative buying,  production and distribution'.  In Canada-' Lhc movement is equally "strong.  From all quarters Avord comes of co-operative  stores being started, and others demanded. The  determination of the Rclurned Veterans to embark upon co-opera live Avholesaling, production.  elc, is inl'cnded lo head the. movcnient in the  Dominion.  Where1 the movement will end is not easy to  say. II" ii proves as successful as the movement  slarled years a so in England, and all European  countries, il Avill nol end in America until avc  havc co-operative production, manufacturing,  etc.. as avcII as buying and selling. There is no  use denying lhat one of the contributing causes  lo the Irish I cosl of living is thc cost of distrihu-  27th  An  Maroi Where Peer are Safe  lion.  UK  I [here s also no doubt that this is onc  way in wliich co-operation can saA-e money. With  prices a I their present hgh level, and likely to  go.hi-.3ier.-iL ���������������������������A\r_ould-noLbc_sui:pi:ising_if.thc..public  took inlo lhcir own hands the means of distribution and purchasing.  NATIONALIZATION  OF  BANKS  Nationalization of Canadian banks Avas advocated a I a  meeting rccenllv held in Toronto of  d Veterans' League, by Mayor MacJ3ridc,  avIio said if the banks were  p.  iran11 or  ihe Un iter  M.L.A.. o  nationalized sullicienl money could bc secured to  pay the gratuity lhe returned soldiers Avere demanding and he believed Avould also Avipc  out  con  mucii of the national debt of thc country.   It  d he brought about. Mr. MacBride said. Avith  out disturbing the equilibrium of thc financial  relations of Canada lo olher countries, and the  interest which, llie banks drew on money invested  would go into lhe coffers of the counlry instead  of inlo Ihe poekels of lhe interests which control  lhc hanks.  ANOTHER BANK MERGER  According To lhe Toronto Saturday Night, another bank merger is coming in Canada, bv which  the finances of llie Dominion Avill be further con-  nien j traded  control  points  mav le  uil it  bvill  into lhc hands.of a-f'pw men who already  Ihe country's destiny. Saturday Night  lo . lhe . danger that these bank mergers  ���������������������������nd lo and warns the country's financiers  would be bad policy to disregard further  the eoiuitrv's pronounced views against these  mergers, which lend lo further restrict "trade and  place the community at the mercy of one banking inslilulion.    Saturday Night claims the coun-  ilion  in   hanking  as  in  j.  trv   badly   needs   compe  other lines of business.  The deep music of 6 deerbound/s  voice came faintly down the wio|l,  shortly lt blended with the sharper  voice of a hunting Airedale. The  ecream of a hungry cougar Is not  more terrifying to the timid deer, of  the British Columbia coast than the  l>ay of the hounds on the trail.  When they hear it they get up and  go���������������������������straight for water.  The little spike buck, born a few  seasons before on the rugged,  forest-clad coast of the Pacific province lifted his head. His eyes and  his ears, his very pose displayed the  high tension of his taut nerves. He  looked into the forest of the tsland  on which he stood, and he saw nothing alarming. .He turned and stared  across the water toward Nelson Island. The only thing that caught  his eye that did not denote restful  nature it>. primitive grandeur was a  smudge of smoke that smeared the  horizon and showed that a C.P.I...  coasting steamer was outbound from  Powell River. Then the boom of thc  hound's voice rolled again across the  waters from Nelson Island. The  deer moved nervously, looked all  jound   J������������������saia���������������������������and  calmly  beat  his  h#ed  Ho   w  Island  Hardy Islgntf Is tbt eUj ot rtfuge  to Ml th* deer that know about it.  Three years ago it w������������������s food bunting grounds. To-day It it t������������������t>oo to  men with guns, anil bell poys, mi tbe  saying goes, If men witb both guns  and dogs appear. It is unlawful to  hunt deer with dogs Ip British Columbia, but lt Is still do������������������e In certain  districts, iu spite of law. Two years  ago. or perhaps slightly more than  that. Mr. C. J. Leyland of England  purchased Hardy Island, a fen of  land situated Just off Nelson Island  at the mouth of Jervis Inlet He  bought it to experiment with "British trees In the B.C. climate. There  were 2.500 acres of rich lands and  forests, and there was a food  orchard. He placed a watchman,  Tom Brazil, on the property and did  no more toward development, preferring to await the end of tbe war.  Brazil, a lover or animals, caught  two of tbe wild deer that frequently  swam to the island from tbe other  nearby    lands.      He    tuned    them.  Tbty to turn brought other wtlij  ones. Many of them had been run  to water by dogs and took refuge  en Hardy Island- There, seeing  bow intimate tar original tame pair  were with tbe man who controlled  tbe orchards where tbe luscious  apple* grew, the wild newcomer*  gradually grew intimate too. To-day.  a herd of thirty deer, most or them  born ia wildness, respond to the  voice of Tom Brazil when be calls.  Some of them will step forward  (rom the herd when called by name.  Tbey have no fear at all of man,  when on Hardy Island. Sometimes  tbey swim to otber parts of ihs  coast, aad range about a bit, but  they come back, often fagged from  some Herct run and swim.  Tom Brazil's herd is becoming a byword on the coast, but. no dog and  no man dare brave whar might hap������������������  pen should be try to bum on tha  Island of refuge. So the deer aro  fat, are bringing new little lives  Into the world, and are adding to  their numbers by recruit volunteers  from tbe wild ranges where such  safaty la not luwwu.���������������������������L. V. K. 4  THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1920  OKANAGAN COMMONER  CHOICE   CUTS  Prompt Service  GEO. R. SHARPE  Wholesale  nnd  Retail  Butcher  Enderby, B. C.        -  S. H. SPEERS  W.M.  A.F. & A.M.  Enderby Lodge No. 4"  Regular meetings ilrst  Thursday on or uftur thf  full moon Ht 8 p. tn. in Masonic Hall. Viaitinp  brethren cordially  invited  C H. REEVES  ENDERBY   LODGE  No. 86. K. of P.  MmU 1st A 3rd Monday eve  In Mas <uic Hall.    Visiuu-Mcur-  dially i ivited to attend.  WM. ANDERSON. C C  H. M. WALKER. K. R. 3  R. J. ^OI.TART. M F.  EUREKA LODGE NO 50  I. O. O. F.  Meets every Tuesday evening at 8  o'clock.   Visiting brothers cordially  invited.  Jas. A. Dow, N.G.  Jas. Martin, V. G. -  Roy Wheeler,  Sec.  ^ C. SKALING, B. A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  INSURANCE  Bell Blk.  ^NDERBY. B.C.  fnderby Branch G. W. V. A.  The Enderby Branch of the G.W.  V.A. meets every 1st and 3rd Thurs*  dav in each month in the Drill Hall,  Enderby. All visiting Comrades  ���������������������������welcome, also any Returned Men  who wish to join.       Secretary.  ,....-...-..--. . - - - - *.'j. ^.^.���������������������������a.-A^-. I-* ��������������������������� ������������������--���������������������������-���������������������������- > ��������������������������� ���������������������������--.^-.--j- -��������������������������� -.-^M.-Jr--*r-(~~r^-(*^fjr-(.^m t> jsjcnr^n^ir; - "jutirij  E. W. Bcatty, K. C, President C. P. R.  The following Interesting extract  from an article by Mr. E. \V. Beatty,  president of -the C. P. R. -appeared  recently in the Montreal Gazette: ���������������������������  "So much for the manner in which  the transportation machinery of th"e  country is carrying out its obligations to the Canadian producer.1  Other aspects of thc transportation  problem are less satisfactory. There  are many people who look upon  Canadian Railways as custodians of  magic fortunes which cannot be exhausted. That bookkeeping should  be as simple and inexorable in its  tale of losses and vanished profits to  a railway as, it may be to a corner ���������������������������  grocer, is to these people unthinkable. It apparently does not occur  to thom that to no public is it more  Important than to. the Canadian public that the good reputation of its  railway' securities in the world of  thrift and investment should be carefully guarded. To" those, however,  ���������������������������who understand these things clearly  and who view  thc matter  from  the  standpoint of broad public interest,  it is at once'apparent that the Canadian public pays a very low rate for  the quality of service rendered, and  that a time is rapidly approaching  when, if Canadian railway securities  are not to be made less desirable to  investors than almost any other  kind of industrial security, railway  rates will either have to go up. or  railway operating costs go down.  Such persons recognize that it is not  because the situation of the railways  is an easy one that certain companies have been able to show net earnings���������������������������very low net earnings com-,  pared to the actual cash invested In  the industry���������������������������but because-la the past  the shareholders of such companies  have been, as they are to-day,  courageous persons willing to supply the means for constructive en-'  terprises in which no one but themselves had faith, and because, too,  their officers have been skilled, resourceful and loyal business men,  assisted by staffs filled with the  spirit of pride and devotion to tfcglr c  work. This, indeed, -~is" the thing  which has made it possible for Canada's railroads to function successfully during the war without making  anything like the demands that foreign roads���������������������������less efficient in serving  their community, yet earning the  same rates and paying the same  wages���������������������������have made up their public  exchequers. I do not believe that  this strain upon the railways and  this tendency to weaken the general  reputation, of Canadian Railway securities should continue. The servant, after all. Is worthy of his hire,  and railway capital is not less  worthy a servant than other forms  of capital whose earnings have not  been so consistently depressed.  "The net earnings during th������������������ war  years, of those companies which  showed net earnings, would have  been much lower had the Canadian  railroads been making expenditures  for maintenance which circumstances would have justified, but  which conditions prevented during  that period.^ These arrears have  now to be made up. During 1919  the Canadian Pacific ladd 70,000 tons  of steel rail. In place of, say. 2,-  000,000 ties, worth 44c in 1914. the  Canadian Pacific laid 4,434,000 ties  at 85c per tie. The sensational advance in the rate of railway wages  la well known. Further advance  may be necessary within the very  near future, as indicated by discussions in the United States. The price  of coal for locomotives was $3.09 in  1913. Now it is 54.77. The cost of  hauling an average train (freight or  passenger) one mile has risen from  $1,604 in 1913, to $2,494 in 1918. It .  is higher to-day. The operating expenses of one mile of line in 1915  were $4,152; in 1*918, $7,046. and today they are even greater. On tho  other hand, railway rates, taking all  classes of revenue together, have advanced scarcely 25 per cent. I venture to say no other industry in the  Dominion can show such moderation."  The New Motor Gar  OVERLAND 4  Farmer's Supply  Store  MARA. B.C.  Special sale for this month  of Groceries, Feed and  Flour, Dry Goods.  N. Pavlot, Mara  Jas. Dickson  REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE  GENERAL AGENT  Bell Block Enderby  Large, luxurious, easy-riding  cars of long wheelbase, expensive  to buy and costly to keep, are numerous. Innumerable makes of small  lightweight cars ride well on  smooth roads, and are low in first  cost and economical in upkeep.  Overland 4 is a third kind of  car���������������������������a new type. It rides well on  any road, and combines the advantages of the large and small  types of car.  Overland 4ftintrodu������������������es the most  important improvepients'" in comforts to passengers, and in preserving   the   chassis,   since   pneumatic  tires made motoring possible.  I     '      .        '  j Its Three-Point Cantilever  Springs  effeate  ���������������������������  riding buoyaney  i which at once establishes Overland 4 as a new type of car.  I We are demonstrating with a  new Overland 4, and would be  pleased to show you its points of  merit any time.  Come to our new garage ma  Vernon Road.  Remembelr, we stock repairs  for all types of cars and are prepared at all times fo give quick aad  thorough service.  J. McMahon & Son Enderby, B. C.  Leave Your Car  with us  If you want it overhauled���������������������������well do it  right at reasonable cost  Jas. McMahon & Son  New Garage Vernon Road  tnitrhf  KING EDWARD  A name that stands for the best in hotel iervice  ������������������a<i������������������rkt  King Edward Hotel    Sjyp***1*  Start the New Year right by  subscribing for the Commoner  The Hudson Bay Company  =r������������������  CELEPRATING THE 250th ANNIVERSARY .OF THE PLPEST COMMERCIAL INSTITUTION JN THE WORLP���������������������������OPEN TO ALLSCROOL CRILPREN, UP TO  ���������������������������    ~-f     - YEARS, ATTENPJNG PURLJC ORPRJVATE SCHOOLS JN RRJTJSR COLUMBIA  126 MAGNlflCPNT fWfS TO BP WON  ;��������������������������� Read the Rules and Instructions carefully, WriTe an J5ssay oft " V ShortRisfohy of the Hudson's Ra? Company" and send it to one of our stofe  RULES  REAP THESE CAREFULLY  L The competition is open to all members oi'  ==^pubUc-anU-private^schools=in=-thcJ?*uo-viiice--olL  Rritish Columbia up to the age of 15 years.  Members of high schools and universities arc  barred.^ Essays, when received, will be graded  into TWO CLASSES, JUNIOR AND SENIOR.  Junior Grade will cover replies received from  children iip to and including thc age of U  years. Senior Grade from 12 to 14 years inclusive. Rrizes of the same value and number  will be awarded in each grade. THERE  WILL BE NO COMPETITION BETWEEN  THE TWO GRADES.  2. The subject of the Essay will bc "A Short  History of the Hudson's Ray Company," covering the whole of its life up to Uic presenl clay.  3. *Essays. are-.to consist of not more lhan 2,000  or less than 1,000 words.  4. Each competitor will attach to his or hcr. reply  a certificate, signed by his or. hcr teacher, giving the competitor's age, the school attending,  and. the class of which the competitor js a  member. *  5. Essays will*be written in the competitor's own  handwriting, and will be judged for neatness,  spelling, handwriting, composition and accuracy as to statements.  ������������������PFQJip pPSJIUAJIY 2Qft, J92Q   ft y l p s :  Prizes will be awarded for the hest essay *n "A Short History of The Hudson's Ray   Company!Vin._eacJi. grade as .follows,:.  First Prize of $75,QQf ov ^^^^q^S  n 1  "r*   ��������������������������� j? m 4 e* /\/\ Marconi Wireless Receiving Set  Second prize o; $45.00, or a������������������wpwrh������������������,nl,es  Thir4 Prize of S30.Q0, or *������������������$������������������?** m������������������  Five Prizes of {515.00, or rCSEtt^S*  Five Prizes of $10.00, or  63 PRIZES FOR EACH GRAPE  Fifty Prizes of a Reautifully Engraved Certificat e of Good Work  LOOK! If you do not want any of the prizes mentioned above we will obtain for  'you, if possible, the article you desire, corresponding to the value of the prize you have  won.' '  All of the above prizes will be issued in the nature of certificates entitling the holder to obtain the money or article desired, upon - presentation of the certificate held  at any of the Company's stores in the Province of Rritihs Columbia.  Fishing Outfit, Rod, Reel, RasJcet  Pair of Skates and Roots  126 PRIZES FOR ALL GRAPES  R U L E 9  REAP THESR CAREFULLY  6. Competitors will forward their essays in en-  ^velopes-addressedto-'The^ManagerrThe^Hud-  son's Ray Company," at the store nearest to  where they are residing, before February 20th,  1920. Envelopes will he marked distinctly on  the outside, "School Children's Competition."  7. Judging will take place at Vancouver. The  judges will not be members of the Hudson's  Ray Company, but' will be selected from prominent educationalists in the Province, whose  decision will bc final.  The winners of all prizes will he announced  in this paper on May 3rd, 1920.  The first prize in each grade will be presented  to the successful competitor by the Governor  of the Company, Sir Robert Kindersjey, who  will visit Canada during May- Jf the successful  competitor does not reside in a city that the  Governor will visit, the Company will pay all  necessary expenses to enable the winner to  come into the presence of the.Governor for tins  presentation.  8  9  INSTRUCTIONS  FIRST Write an essay on "A'SHORT HISTORY OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY" on foolscap paper.      You can refer to any books or papers you wish, but write it YOURSELF.  SECOND���������������������������Get your teacher to give you a certificate saying how old you are, where you go to school, and what class you are in.    Pin this to your essay.  THIRD���������������������������Put both your esjsav and certificate in "an envelope. ������������������  FOURTH^-Address the envelope to THE MANAGER, THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY, at the STORE NEAREST to where you live.    Mark the envelope "School  Children's Competition."  FIFTH���������������������������HAND J or MAIL your essay to the MANAGER of our store at the address you have just written. r  SIXTH���������������������������Be'SURE to'do this so that our Manager will  receive your replv before FEBRUARY 20th, 1920.  TELL ALL YOUR LITTLE FRIENDS ABOUT THE HUDSON'S RAY COMPANY'S COMPETITION so that they can also TRY TO BE ONE OF  THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX LUCKY BOYS AND GIRLS. OKANAGAN COMMONER  THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1920  Armstrong's Elections.  is more energy  m a. pound of good  breacd ma^de in. the  home wiih Royal Yeast  Cakes than in &. pound  of meai. Bread making  is a, simple operation  and requires no previous experience. Full  instructions Jn R.oya!  Yeast Bake Book,  mailed free on request. ^  Tlie result of the election for  the  Armslrong city  council on  Thursday  last  was   the   return  or  anolhcr   term   of   three   of  last  year's   alderman   ���������������������������   J.   Z.  Parks,  J.  Thompson  and Alex.  Adair.    Chas. Hardy and JR. J.  lctchcr were elected    to    take  thc place of T. Ilalliday and W.  Gregory, retired.  It was evident the city electors were satisfied wilh their  choice of the -previous year and  The New Reeve.  From  the    very    substantial  majority  of votes  received  bjr  Mat-Hassen at Saturday's election for the reeveship, he may  takq, it  that  the people  of  the  district will lend him that loyal  support that has been extended  to his predecessors in that office.    He may also take it that  much will be expected, by way  of  careful  and  ...judicious' administration of civic duties, for  in Councillor  E.W.GILLETTCO.LTD.  TORONTO  Veterans' Ke-union.  are men well known' for their  business ability and will prove  an excellent acquisition to the  remaining- members of last  year's board.  Mavor Fraser can bc contra minted on lhe choice of men  lhe rilizens have given him as  an  advisory board.  All veterans lhal wish ' to attend thc Veterans' Re-union in  Kamloops on February -lib and  5th ^should hand their names  into JMr. Lome Wilson at once.  Worthington, his  would have, without doubt, Yxs|������������������PP������������������nentAn the contest the peo-  turned the whole hoard had thc|Ple recognized a man of sterling  choice hccn left to them. a -qualities and good business abil-  Mr. Hardv and Mr. Fletcher ities and; it is reasonable .to-presume, took such into consideration before making their choice  for thc reeveship.  It may bc that Mr. Hasscn's  personal acquaintanceship with  every elector of thc municipality may havc given him an advantage  over  his  colleague  of  lhc previous council.board, but  it is  morc likely Mr.  Hasscn's  own excellent qualities, displayed- in his every    day    dealings  wilh nearly every family in the  district was thc deciding factor.  His     splendid     success  as  a  business  man  and  farmer  has  been evidenced since coming to  the district.    His work on  the  council boards of the past several years has bcen onc of untiring effort on his part, and it  bottles of milk were spilled and  bottles broken, the rig damaged  but occupants of both vehicles  fortunately escaped 'injury,  other than a cut leg to the rig  owner. '     "  x  A. Cars well and J. Z. Parks  motored out to Glenemma Sunday where Mr. Parks conducted  the service in Mr. Petrie's house  at 2:30 p. m.  Mr. Barret came in from  Saskatchewan last week and located on Patterson Ave.  sr  rs  H. A. Allison returned last  week from a visit to Vancouver  wherc he attended the Provincial Poultry Show' and Annual  Poultryman's Convention. Hc  reports a very successful meeting from every standpoint.  Miss Elhcl Fraser of Vancouver ciime in lhe nasi week and  resumed   her  tin tics   ns  <->f   the  Glenemma  teacher  0 school.  IMPOUNDED  Two cows ��������������������������� onc black mooley,  short tail (no brand), one red cow  with horns (no brand). If not  claimed within 20 days same will  be sold   for expenses.  A. E. WARNER, Pound Keeper.  Logging Tools  Ve carry the largest end best  assorted stock in /Horthern  Okanagan. You can get the  best at lowest  market prices  Execu^r's  Notice  In  the  I William  Matter  John  of the Estate of  Fenton,    Deceased  NOTICE is herebv given that all  persons  having  claims  against the is sate to presume his elevation  Estate   oi"   the   late   William^ John to the important office of reeve  Want Ads  CAN A CROOK BE  HONORABLE?  Cle^rge Walsh  Make the biggest haul of his life in  .AHD  !���������������������������IC  A WILLIAM FOX VICTORY PICTURE  Fenton, who died on the KHh day  oT November. 1019. arc required to  send lo R. J. Coltart and R. M. Een-  ion,  the  executors  of  the  said  estate,   or   to   the   undersigned,   their  solicitor, on or before the 20th day  of   Febniarv.    1920,    a   full   statement   of   their  claims   and   oi   any  securities held by them, duly verified,   and   that   after   that   date  the  Executors -will  proceed   to  distribute   tiie    assets    of    the    deceased  amon������������������ the parties entitled  thereto.  and   having    regard    only    to   tho  claims which  havc been  duly filed  -with  them  or their solicitor.  Dated this l"th  day of January,  1920  A.  C.  SKALING.  Solicitor  for  the  Executors  of the Estate of William John Fenton. deceased. J22--H  greater  will call forth ,an even  effort', in conducting. thc affairs  of the municipality.  Mr. Henry Johnston was  elected councillor of Lansdown  Ward at Saturday's election.  Mr. Johnston is a good practical  farmer and will be a splendid  acquisition to thc  board.   ���������������������������  2c a word,first insertion, lc a word each inner-  tioB thereafter: 25c minimum charge; 10c extra  where cash Hoes not accompany order.  FOR SALE���������������������������McCormack binder, 6-  foot; operated last year and capable if years of good service;  .$90. . Cockshutt gang plow, $G0.  Heater and pipe, -$10. Bernard  Rosoman, ��������������������������� Power House Rd.,  Armstrong.  j22-2c  ECO.  Plumbing  Heating  ENDERBY, B. C.  Tinsmithing:  WANTED���������������������������Five to ten acres for  spring sowing. Give full particulars by letter. Box W., Commoner otlice, Enderby. j22-tf  incoming  Palace Livery  Ed. Sparrow, Prop.  B  J|l Vernon Road  Enderby  We can supply it  "Whatever your requirements in Men's Clothing���������������������������for  .cold weather, wet weather, sunshine or cloud���������������������������'we can  .supply you: from head to foot. All the best makes in  Clothing, hats, caps, neckwear, and footwear.  E. B. PJLJ^  ir Groceries fnderby, ]  Men's Wear  Canadian Food Control  p.c.  License No. 8-17J 70.  Thc people .of this district  will learn with pleasure of W.  H. Kcary's election to the aldermanic board-of-New Westminster of which city he had formerly becn mayor - for": a number of years before acting in  that capacity in our 'bwh' district. ' We havc Mr. Keary's assurance that his interests in the  Okanagan will not be in any  way dampened by his more frequent visits to the coast required by his added duties. , The  (people's best wishes .will fol-.  low him, wherever hc may find  dutv  calls.  CARETAKER  WANTED���������������������������Apply  Bank   of   Montreal,. Enderby.  at  DRY FIR & BIRCH CORDWOOD,  mixed, for sale; $5 a cord. Leave  orders at. G. A. Rands. J. A.  Morrison. Moffet Ranch, Enderbv. j22-tf  FOR SALE���������������������������Two and a half years  old thoroughbred birkshire boar.  F. R. E. Delia it, Enderby.   j22-tf  FOR SALE���������������������������A Bell organ, in good  condition. Apply, S., Commoner  OiTice,  Enderby. jl-lp  WILL SELL brick cottage; six  room; at a bargain if taken before Feb. 1st. Price will then  advance.    Apply. Walker Press':  Trunks, Valises  Everything  r  for the  traveller  Try our prices on SETS of DISflES.  We can get you any pattern you desire.  We carry a complete line of plain every-day ware.  Grocery stock also complete.  X ARMSTRONG BRIEFS ".      X  . Messrs. JR. J. Fletcher, f.. 3.  Slokes  and J.  Shields" arrived  home yesterday from the coast.  x  Mrs. Humphrey JJoyd\ of the  Archbishop's Council for work  in Western Canada Js the guest  of the Rev. f\. and Mrs. Aider-  son.  X  Mr., and Mrs. A. J. McNair  havc returned to.their home  from Ashcroft where JMr. JMc-  Nair has bcen. engaged in business during the summer  months.  X  ^ Rev. J. Wesley Miller left on  Tuesday for Vancouver where  he represents the Okanagan  Methodist District at the Methodist' Forward Movement Conference held in that city this  ^week.    ���������������������������  HORSES FOR SALE���������������������������Or will exchange for green fir wood at #5  per cord delivered. W. J. Woods,  Enderby. ������������������  TEECE &  ENPERBY  x  Miss Isabel Seymour of Fnderby will address the Mothers'  Circle on Friday, Jan. 23rd, in  thc Methodist Church at three  o'clock on "Woman's Upward  Climb." All women cordially  invited.  x  A slight collision occurred on  Friday lasl when an automobile  ran   into  a   milk  rig.c.   Several  Meet Your Friencji at  Hi  Protect the face.  When there is danger of the  skin becoming chapped, or cut  by the cold, the liberal use of  TAIXUM POWDER will work  wonders.  Wc carry all makes.  A. Reeves  Druggist and Stationer.  ENDERBY  IMe've won f irst place'  Now is the  time to have your auto  overhauled.    We guarantee all work.  Electrical trouble a specialty.  RAND'S GARAGE ENDERBY  Ford Dealer and Repairs.  and enjoy a pleasant evening  We are sole agents in Enderby  for these high-grade Chocolates,  and we h������������������ve a great variety of  kinds. The next time yeu want  Chocolates  Try WiUanJ*  THE  POPULAR   VARIETY  ENDEBHY,   B.   C.  STORE  Vow can save money  same time g-et  by Ipmymg our bujjc  Tea and Coffee  ENDERBY  08.  Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos  both chewing and smoking  ���������������������������always fresh.  Painting  Paperhanging  Kalsomining  If you want those odd jobs caught  up at a reasonable figure, get them  done now while work is slack. We  are right here to wait on you.  We bave  Enlarged our repair department, and   have now  iwo watch'   P  "m.kf?',also lT'������������������ JewelW who.are kept busy. * tCh"   l  Till lately we have been unable to secure competent workme  p^,n;t^onsequence have heen unaWe'to ^ *ts-  We are now prepared to give you service such as the Okannm  has not had since pre-war days. ukanaga  Watches and Jewellery for repairs, also orders for i  tured jewellery come to us from all Okanagan points  We assure you of accurate workmanship; along with our wr 1  known guarantee of "satisfaction or money refunded"  ie;n  rdpaiils  e. G. piper  Box 43  Enderby  guarantee  of  C. J. WHITEN  Manufacturing Jeweller  G. REDGRAVE, Manager repairs  VERNON, B.Q

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