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 Ug������������������M  4  1  IN WHICH IS MERGED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  Vol 14, No. 8, Whole No. G84  ENDERBY, B. C. THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1920  Subscription, $2 a year; 5c copy  Enderby Ladies at Work on  Empire Day Celebration Plans  There is going to be ample feed-jand Mrs. Lindsay, Deep Creek; Mrs.  ���������������������������ing accommodation for the big, Chas. Parkinson and Mrs. Large,  crowd which will certainly be in En-j Mabel Lake Valley; Miss Alice Grah-  derby on May 24th.' And the big'am, Mara-Enderby road,  crowd will for the most part be fed i Preparations are being made on  on the * recreation, ground, where j a " large scale; food requirements  tables aro to be laid to accommo- will be heavy; but these are being  date nearly 200 people at a sitting, met in the usual liberal spirit and  These will be.; laid in the curlirig solicitors are finding their work  rink.. Outside booths" for serving-made easy by the igenerous spirit in  ice cream, fruits and lighter refresh;- wliich they have been met by every-  ments  are to  be  built.     All  are to  body solicited.  be served by the ladies and girls of | The preliminary subscription list  the town and district, and all 'the will bo 'dosed on the 13th. It will  proceeds will go to the hospital  fund.  This was dually decided at a meet  ing of the women of Enderby last  Thursday evening when an enthusiastic gathering was held at the City  Hall. Mrs. A. "Reeves was chosen  as convenor and Mrs. H. W. Keith  secretary and the following ladies  were named to canvass the 'town  and district for '*" eatables.. Mes-  dames������������������Peel, Woods, Bunn and Walker for Enderby; Mrs. J. Monk for  Grindrod; Mrs. Thos. Gray and Mrs.  Butterworth, Mara;  Mrs. Bert Waby  X MARA   NOTES X  X X X X X X X X X X X X X X  "Mrs. Kellett wias a passenger to  Vernon  on  Wednesday.  Geo. Bell, M. P. P., spent last  Wednesday visiting 'his brotiher Jim  hare going south on Thursday's  train.  The storekeepers of Mara are now  for a time reduced to one, N. Pavlos  ihiaviing assigned to Frank Piches  Who is now in Charge for the creditors, a meeting of which is expected  lin a few days.  Col.  Langdon,; D.  S. O., and1 Mr*..  ^^n*^^^**^**^*^****  r^^^f^^^fn^B^B^m^m0B^B^B^B^mpm^^m^m0^^^B0B^m0^B  Enderby and District Brief  Items of General Interest  be   turned    over    to   the   soliciting  committee, and   the   work   of   caii-ju'l> ,    . ���������������������������   ,_.  then  start  co"vill's   the   congrtatiilatiions   of   'his  friends  and > neighbors.  vassing the district will  in - earnest. - The original intention  was to have $1000 subscribed in  order to give the 'project a'-good  start. That amount has. not yet  been reached. Only one .week remains in which to do "it. If you have  not put'your name down, now is the  time to do it. A copy of the list is  at your disposal either at A. Reeves,  the ' Enderby Hardware stor'e, the  .billiard parlor or the office of the  Walker Press.-  Geo. Bell, M.L.A., was a visitor in  Enderby the week-end, on business  and pleasure.  J. 1. Frizzell and wife are visiting Enderby ItiiSs week from At-  terta .points.  Mrs. Percy Parmer is visiting her  parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.. Hassard,  from Castlegar, B.C.      .    -  Born���������������������������At   tlhe  Enderby    Hospital,  May 1st, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe. Cass,  of Mabel Lake, a daughter.  Langdon     arrived     by     Thursday-si     Mrs.   Wm.   Duncan-is   enjoying  a  tr.,lin,   the   Colonel   having   met   her .visit tro:v. her sister,  who has bPen  the  1'Tie:     He  is^quite  busy  re-  *'������������������������������������  Her '.ar past week or two.  Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Shannon return-  SURl'RISE   BIRTHDAY   PARTI'  TWICE A MEEK  rcmleiby Theatre Will Show Pictures  Wednesday and Saturday Xights.  In response to- 'tlhe request of a  large   number  of   its   patrons-    the  ^ t management of the Enderby Theatre  have decided to put two reguVi.r  picture shows .each week. It is the  intention to show .pictures on! Wednesday and" Saturdi'aiynigliitjs. Owing to having-booked "Daddy Long  Legs" for May 17th and 18th, and  a special progrlam .for the 24t'h sev-  - eral weeks in advance the management will be" unable to start the  regular Wednesday program until  Jure 2nd. WMh tlie specials booked for this month, -there will, after  thifs week, be two shows each week.  In another co'um.n is s������������������own a list  of the attractions booked for fhis  month. Tlie management are booking the best and most expensive  films obtainable and are making arrangements to receive 'many bf the  biggest   features   on   their ' first   r.e-  3     lease.       ... - A  TW3.   BASEfW*.   SITUATION  (As see.n by one of the p'hyers.)  A majority of people in the Northern' Okanagan (have conceded Ver-  nnn the best chance cf copuing the  .'honors this yenr and, with their last  ���������������������������year's���������������������������lineup���������������������������VeTOon*7h"as*^~flne=*-ag=-  gregation.  T do-1 not believo any official records wore kept but I think no one  Willi dispute my belief that, co'lec-  tively. Vernon took batting honors.  And if Black stays wiitih Vernon and  keeps going as .he did last year, ihiSi  if lie hiits, 'he gets a poor start for  .first base. A sharp_ half swing is  advisable .parfcicuk.r'y in a weak  batter.' The batter can thus watch  the ball from .the time it leaves ithe  ������������������������������������������������������pitcher's hand . Let me illustrate:  Two. years ago I made four singles  tin as many times at bat.* One of  ray team mates fai'ed to secure a  safe hit. He commented ������������������������������������������������������fte-wa^ds  cn my "good Irck."  'ray theory to Mm. "       _    S '   "r ���������������������������  "Well," it .might be alright," he  conceded.  "Don't you .believe my four singles  were  more   useful   than   one   homo  ' * j  ���������������������������run in tlhe same number of -times at  bat?"  "   "Yes,"   he  agreed,   "but   I   Mke  a  good swing."  "How   often,"   I  'asked,  ���������������������������li.it?"  "Not  often,"  he   admitted,  w.hen  T do she goes."  "It does alright, tout me for the.  team, not for the grandstand."  Enderby has a doubtful battery  no"', so -v.-.o need, good batters.  At any rate we'll be" fightinig every  'nch of the way. Remember, En-  r3erby,." the championship is ..������������������rs to  defend. ,  THOMAS   C.   McK\Y,  ��������������������������� R. R. No. 1, Vernon.  .It v./as decided that tlhe local put  on a dance on the evening of Mara  Day, June 3rd, to lielp the local's  sinking fund. It is hoped that our  nearby locals will turn "out to this  as it promises to be a top notch  affair:  The Mara Local of ~������������������he U. F. held  their   usual   monthly     meeting   .on  Monday night and put through quite  a   lot  of  business.    ^.There     was   a  large   attendance  -anW- I;'een  interest  was taken, i.n all the matters brought  before  it,  nearly  everyone . taking "a  part. *>  /������������������������������������������������������ *>  Harry   Johnson,   one   of   the   o'd-  tiniers of Mara; is back again for a  short  rest.     He is at present fixing j  up   his   property .either   for  sale  or  ed to New Denver last Thursday after spending a few days with Enderby friends.  Frank Pearson, an old-time Enderby .boy, returned from the Coast  this week, and will spend the summer in the Okanagan.  Since March 27th J., M. Humphrey  provincial organizer has organized  seventeen new locals in the Fraser  Vallev of the Ti. F. of B. C.  Don't fail to see "The Midnight  Patrol," Enderby- Theatre, Wednesday, May 12th; also spewal Fatty Arbuckle comedy. Admission 50c  and 15c^   ���������������������������  Somebody,' more handy with chalk  than  frightfu*", .pencilled  a May  Day  i message   on    the   wood'shed  A  most  enjoyable     evening     was  spent last Saturday at the home of^  Mrs.  Henry   Baxter  on  the  occasion  of  her birthlci*ay.     A most enjoyable,  time was spent in part songs.    Mrs.  McNalf and   her   son   Duncan   sang  "Nae   Luck   Aboot   the   Hoose   wlhen  our Guidman's' awa," and Miss.Ruth  Baxter    played    se'ections    on    ithe .  piano      .whiich       were    appreciated.  Dancing   was   thoroughly   ' enjoyed,  Mr. McGonegal  with fiddle and Mrs. ,  Parkinson   and   Mir.   Baxter  'helping  with,  piano.,   .The   host  a'nd   hostess  deserve credit for the cordiality they  received   their   guests   with.     After  a sunrptuous lunoh the party  broke  up  with' the .stinging of "Auld Lang  Syne." "_ -     .j,  LEE MORRIS IX VANCOUVER  'one  Lee   Morris   is _ directing   "one   of'  the   best "amateur   productions^ ever "  put  on   in  the City  of Vancouver,'.'  says   the   Province. "   "Are   You   aS  Mason?" is the tit'e.-   The first per-'  forma nee  was  well  received.  Speaking of  Mr.' Morris'  ability the  Pro-'  vince critic says:;   "Lee  Morris, as  Amos Bloodgood, was the outstand- .  inig character of'the play.    His act--  :ng  was  without  fault,, and  marked  of   the,him at once .as   one   to- whom-, the ���������������������������  occupation.       He     notices"   quite" a ..  change in, this district since he left ;'n,ght that .caused /a:. ripple  four, yeara ago. .       ' , .,.-..  - Clary -Cadden,   a   nwtjiive   son,   0f,; away in the sunlight  .Okanagan    Saw-   Mills   last   Friday : footlights were'no novelty!. The, part  i.f   ex-[which could ea'slly have-been' spoiled  but   which   soon" passed  by*a  less  experienced,.-,player,  I explained Mara, returned to his home in ttie=" Many Enderbyites wi'l motor to  northern-part/of B. Clast*Thursday,; GiMndrod^tomorrow, (Friday), eve-  after, spending several .weeks visit-1 ning to attend the: concert to be  ing his parents. Clary "assures us "given" there to. clean up the small  he-will not mil ch-longer stay in the -indebtedness-still- owing oh the new-  frozen, north .aiid re. hope in the church building recently finished.  nc-nr 'future t6 'have bim fvga'n a  resident.  was  ���������������������������well  paced  in his. hands."  CARPLQF. nn\ XKS  'do .you  'but  opponents  won't have  any  runs   to  throw away.  As for -catching, Staintoh hasn't  his eriunl .in the league .in pep, good  nature, and ability. There wore not  many stolen bases chalked up  against him last season.  Kelowna suffered last season  through lack of effective pitching.  Rumor has it that they will fie'd a  very strong team this year.  'Armstrong, of course, 'is a nonentity a yet. They may win out but  they should not be disappointed iin  the celery town if their favorites do  not take the honors in their first  start in several years. We are very  rlid to welcome Armstrong into .the | year  fold.  Enderby last- year had a strong,  wor.kling battery, but the batting  averages we-e poor. Thlis was due  to two reasons. One, lack of practice;   the other, blind batting.  -The=>Tew^PoH-T������������������*^Tiaw=  "PAPPV   jdOSQ  li^GS"  Ur*|| be Shown In Enderby Theatre  >Joml������������������y. ������������������f������������������������������������y f7%\\ and t������������������th .  Mary   Pickford's   greatest   picture  -a   big   7-reel   speciia1.     See   Mary  iBeginning 'May 1st the O. S. M.  started, the t. 11-day electrical servica  as well'as night, which is a great  conveniens to users of electrical  irons and other appliances. The day  and nigi-t ervice will continue un  til the mill ends the season's cut.  Br*ck*makihg     nt .   the     Enderby  Brick &-Tile yards began this  aeok.  Pickford   as   Judy  Abbot���������������������������mothered ��������������������������� for the season's run   Manager Gibbs  by an ash cin���������������������������christened by a telephone directory ��������������������������� reared on the  wholesale plan���������������������������hiaMng the orphanage trustees���������������������������an enemy of prunes���������������������������  the victim of a "JMndly-nature and  apple Jack ��������������������������� Judy blossoms into  eiirlhocd, the, radiant product of|J  "Daddy Ung 'begs," her unknown  benefactor Then cariies the spite  of  a  hot-house  flower and  Judiy jal-  PiVvifnlcial ^Government poll tix  collectors are busily engaged in col-  "O'-tin'g the $5 tnx under the new  regulations, which include fewer  exemptions than formerly and  promise a greater return to the  finance department than any previous collection. WJiile miles under  the age of 18 years are not subject  to the tax, those over the age of 60 j  who are in receipt of more than  $700 annual'y are called upon to  .pay this 3'ear. Formerly aged men,  irrespective of their earnings, were  exempt. In former years any person having paid to the finance de-  onrtnient more than $5 for any  license fee did not have to pay the  poll tax, but this has been changed.  fiix'l the only exemption is for those  who have paid property tax or purchased a free miner's license  most loses her happiness with her  ���������������������������beirt. Mary Pickford paid $40,000  for the screen rights for the story  alone and: says this is her greatest  production. See tho whole story .at  Enderbv Theatre, two nights, Mondav and Tuesday, May; 17th and  18th.  CO.MtXfi   ATTILVOTIOXS   AT  I^VPEHPV THEATRE.  TJflK  .^,  Saturday, May 8 ��������������������������� "Be a Little  Sport," Mutt and Jeff comedy.  Special, Wednesday, May 12 ���������������������������  "Tho Midnight Patrol" with a FaUy  Arbuckle comedy.  Saturday, May 1 f> ��������������������������� Peggy Hy-  'amd in "Bonnie Annie Laurie,"  Comediy. '  Mond-iy and Tuesday, Mav 17 and  18���������������������������Mary Pickford 'in ."Daddy Long  Legs";   'ailso   Charlie  Chapliin   in   "A  The  N.ight at the Show."  states that he ?l.-?ady has orders  frtiead for tlhe capacity production of  the kilns. It is estimated tbaf tlie  Armstrong school alone will require  something like 000.000.  The Enderby Library Association  will-open on Saturday, May 8th. The  librarian will be at the City HalJ  from 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. every' Sat-  ur(iay^afternoonV===The���������������������������association-  now has,' 22 members and intending  members should coni'inunicate with  the honorable secretary, Miss , Seymour.  A special Mothers' Day service  will be held in the Presbyterian  Sunday School on Sunday afternoon  May 9th," at'half past two. Principal A. J. 'Mathicr of the Enderby  high school will address the meeting An earnest invitation to be  present is extended to the parents  and others interested in tne Sunday  Suhook      Owing   to   Mr.   Dow's   ab-  We  wish'to thank the  peop'e of  ���������������������������Enderby,%for* thei-liberal' patronage  given   us  "since -we .began''business-  here. Consideration's' other   than  those of busines have.induced usto  sell the Ender.by bakery and we bespeak for our. successors, -Mr.- and  Mrs. J., R. MicPh'ersohi,- as" liberal  treatment as you have shown us.: >  -    MR. and MRS. S. STEPHENS...  XOTTCE-  ���������������������������   .��������������������������� -  Notice is hereby given1 that'.Nicholas V. Pavlos. carry'n'g on bj sin ess ���������������������������  at  Mara, "jn   t/he  County   jof     Yale.  Proyinc  eof  British  Columbia,  as  a-  General- Merchant,   has   by-deed' of  as^'Tnrr.ent.:   made   in "pursuance -of'  "Tbe  Creditors     Trust   "Deeds   Act."  1901," .and'   arm ending   acts,-   doited  the 27th day of April.  1 920,'assign- '  ed   a'l   his   persons'   property,     '���������������������������"���������������������������al  estate, "credits', "and .effects.     which "  m.;y be s'oized end sold, or attached  under  execution   or   the   "Exe-nti-nn  Act"  or attachment  to  Frank" Riches,  clerk,  of  MaTa.   in the-, said   nro-  -v-inre^for-=-the=gene.ral���������������������������ben'efit=of���������������������������his���������������������������  creditor.5.  A meetinir of the creditors will be  ������������������'o"-' -* '"he stor������������������. Mnra, B. C. at 2  o'clo'" in-the afternoon on Monday,  t^e 10t.b div rf Vnv. 1920. for-the  c'vine "f ,'*fref,t*i'>,n<?- *"Mt,h reference  to the disno^al of *.h^ estate.  Anld notice is hereby further given that all creditors and others having claims ps-ainRt* ithe estate are  reon.ii'o-1 to file the s'tmo with -the  Af,c,(p-T)Pe k^ti- or before the 31st day  of M,".v. 1920.'w-:.������������������^ fij.il inrt'culirs  of the'r c'.aim.s dulv verified and the  nature of the securities, if nnv. hold  by them. All parties 1ncleKt-ed to  the said estate are required t.^> ������������������*:iv  the  anrotin.)   cf    their    indebtedness  sence at Synod .at Victoria there will , forthw-ith   <o  fbi������������������  /.^'irpne  be   no   other   service  on that-day.    ^.  in   tho   church  EVPERPV  RAICFRV   SOLD.  pavment of municipal taxes for last]     Saturday,   May   22���������������������������Regular   rox  gives exemption. In former .program. Mutt and Jeff comedy,  ocllections persons who owned auto-| Monday, May 24���������������������������Afternoon miat-  mobiles secured exemption, but notjinee a'nd evening, Wm. Farnum in  so this year. No returned soldiers his latest -.feature "Jungle Life.1-'  were called upon to pay poll tax In Sunshine comedy.  1919, but only those who are and' Saturday, May 29���������������������������Regular Fox  have been for the past six months program.  ;'By   blind   batting   I  refer   to   the on the   militia   enrollment,   or   who J ���������������������������   habit of sw.inging wildly "at the ball, were returned to British Columbia' Mr. and Mrs. S. Stephens are v!s-  The result ^of a wild swing is to physically unfit,-are exempt from iting Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of Arm-  whirl the batter round*, so that even [payment this year. strong this week.  Mr.   and   Mrs.   J.   R.   McPherson,  late of Calgary, this week took over  the   Enderby   Bakery,   having     purchased  the stock  and   business from j  Mr.   and  Mrs.  S.   Stephens,   who  for  day of Al'ril- ^J^'J^2^  And Notice is hereby given that  after thc 3W dav of Mav, 1920. the  Ass.ignoe will proceed to distribute  the flFso^s amonrr.st. the creditors of  whose debts or claims hp shall then  have ,had' notice and wi'l not b" re-  snonsible 'or ithe as.=e*s or a"- ���������������������������*���������������������������������������������*��������������������������� rt  th'ereof so distributod to any creditors of wli������������������?e deb's or clii'.m.s- he  shhll  not then  have .received  notice.  Baited   at   Man.   B    <"..   this   29th  private reasons, found it necessary  to -retire. Mr. and Mrs. McPherson  are younger people of extensive experience and are hoping to add to  'heir facilities for catering to the  public on anj increased scale.  iMr. and Mrs.Stephens do not intend to leave Enderby, but are inclined to .spend the sumimer at  Mabel  Lake.  FRANK  RICHES.  Assignee.  If'^t bath room cost $325.00 and  you rented your house for $5.00 per  month more would this $60.00 per  year on a $325.00 investment not  be the best investment you had. in  your property? Let us put one in  for you. Fulton Hardware Co.,  Ltd., Enderby, B. C. OKANAGAN COMMONER  ���������������������������'THURSDAY,. MAY' 6, 1920  ������������������ftanagan Commoner  In which is merge! Thi; Enderby Press and Walker's Weekly  Published every Thursday at Enderby, B.C... by Th'e' Walker Press, at  per year; Sl.QOaix months.  H. NI.   WALKER  THURSDAY, MAY G,  1920  Strange, Isn't It?  the snow  comes  ancl   even   then  he  will   have  winter cabbage on the go. -  JusLnoSv he is hauling green onions to market  by llie crate with, lettuce by the bale.        "*"*.'  /After looking through the greenhouses the expert, in summing up the visit, said: "Your-English gardener is more, expert than the Chinaman.  iYoiir trained while man can beat him all hollow  i in'* lhc science of horticulture.   (It  is plain  that  [theydo nol have anything on  the westcners in  tluVmeliiods of ���������������������������cultivation.",  "Wherein then do lhcy excel?" he was asked.  "In  work." said  lhe man  from  lhe University  oi   Ji.  C.    "Thcy work   harder  than   lhcir  while  brethren.    In ailcntion to business and in slick-  (i it dav and night, thev seem lo win oul."  Motorists   who   have  dirven   south   from   Ihe  Okanagan and on  into Washington,  Icll  us lhal!,  as soon as lhcy cross lhe boundary line and hil  anything other  road   lhan   the  Pacific   Highway. .  Ihey  begin   lo   wish   they   were   hack   in   British j,n^  Columbia.    They say the average wagon road in]  B.  C.  is  much  belter  lhan   the average road  in]  Washington.    JJiul when   Ihey strike  the  Pacific!    Highway, thcy tell us lhcy open Ihc Ih rot lie. and      A , of |bc Dominion of Canada indicating  let *er sail.    Thcy say we have nothing in wagon ;Pallir.,i     resources,    transportation     and     trade  roads to compare wilh that. .... .    ! routes, on a scale 100.miles to the inch, has .just  New Resource Map of Canada  Havc you heard of lhc man from Alberta who  went   to   Spokane   to   buy  a   farm?     This  made his monev in Alberta���������������������������near lied  ���������������������������been published   by   the   Department   of   thc   Tn-  mnnjterior.    0������������������  Ih's map varieties of mineral, agri-  Deer,   lie ,.,,1, ,!   .,���������������������������/,   fishcrv   resources,  and   the   timber  went south and bought 120 acres just 70 miles j      j ,���������������������������  rJ in aenci..,i .;rc printed in red lettering in  lural   and  ji  i their  nrorer loea'ions.  from Spokane. .     ,..,_.      ..    ; their  nrorer loeaiions.    The sites  of  important  "Why didn't you settle in British Columbia. jwal0I.' powers, -developed and undeveloped are  man?" hc was asked. "Wc have the land here. imJ;c.,lcflj mKi ulc lines of all ra.ilroads eom-  and thc climate and every advantage. 'plotccl un lo date are clenrlv defined.  "I did look around,    replied hc,    but an agent;     T,ic vyourrcs s|lown on thc map extend from  showed mc lhis land, 70 miles from Snokanc."  "Out in llie wilderness." we said in disgust.  "No," he answered wilh  a smile.    "The slaV  highway runs within a mile of it.    And T wanted  a good road.    There's lots oi' good land in B.C.  but I am  through   bolhcring   with   noor roads.  That  stale   highway   is   paved  and   il   makes   it  nice   for  a   fellow.     All    my    life    I've been   a  pioneer'and put up with rough roads, and trails  in thc East and then in Alberla.    Rut now  retiring.     I  just   want  a   small   farm   nnd  fruil.    But I jusl had to bc near a good rbi  I.  some  ������������������d.!  Want to Be Shown  Replying to a question in. (hc House of Com-  "whales" near Hersehel  Island in  Ihc Arctic,  lo  "salt" al Ihc southern  toe of the Ontario penin-  s':la,  and   from   the  "while  whales"  of   Umrava  Bay lo thc fruit lands in B. C.    An important inset contains five circular diagrams, showing the  comparative  contributions  of  each- province   to  thc.   field   crops,   commercial   i;imber.   developed  watcr  powcr.   fisheries . and . minerals.     A   sixth  Vdiagram displavs the proportion of lhe lolal e.x-  ,U|.ports filled in 1918 by manufacturers and by the  five, great classes of natural resources severally.  j     The thorough reliability of Ihis man is shown  i by lhe caution which ignores probabilities' how-  lever nromising.    The trader, investor, manufacturer and economic student will read the map as  an even book; ils appearance is limnlv whnii demand   \s   abnormal   and   enlarged   prodiu-i'on   a  necessity.   Thc map can bc obtained free of cos*  Jon   application   lo   Ihc  Superintendent.   Natural  .Resources   Intelligence   Branch. 'Department   of  thc Interior, Ottawa.  , h.i  mons. lhc acting premier, Sir Geo. Foste  that "the Government is not aiid never, has been  of the opinion that Ihc best-way lo re-constitulc,  readjust and re-establish lhc returned soldier is  by placing in his hand a sum of money over-  which there should bc no governmental supervision, and without any reference, to Ihc peculiar  and differing conditions and circumstances- of  each returned soldier. Tn,_ this respect'the Government has not changed its mind." Canada's greater independence is becoming  He closed his remarks wilh these words: "It is-more noticeable, and is the cause of considerable  Ihc duly as welKas the privilege, of thc country  to recognize the services of those who at great  sacrifice, have fought our fight and havc borne  Canada's Growing Independence  thc brunt of the. great cll'ort, the .men for whom  wc should alwavs cherish the most sympathetic  U SJ BJ I  and helpful disposition of mind."  Tn this connection il might he asked if thc  Government should nol lake into consideration  the wishes of the returned men? Thcrc can be  no mistaking the meaning of Ihc demand for a  cash indemnity. Thcy men know /what Ihey  want, and lhcy havc asked for il in words of a  single meaning. If lhc Unit,cd Slates can pay a  cash bonus to ils rclurned men, giving them a  lump sum without any strings to it, surely wc  can exhibit thc same amount of confidence in  thc good sense of our returned men. The whole  trouble seems lo be lhat thc Government persists in believing il is more capable of administering lhc private affairs of Ihe men than they  are themselves. And it is not strange thai the  =i:aLuunecUincn^do^nat^sharc^.in^thisJ3clicf.   Commenting on this phase of the acting Premier's remarks, the R. C Veteran, speaking for  fhe returned men says: "If Sir George Foster  and olher members of thc Governmcnl know of  a belter way than by cash bonuses, why let us  havc it al once. Thc veterans will nol quarrel  much about the exact means used lo re-establish  them, provided that lhc object is attained. Up  lo the presenl. instead of trying to put forward  somc better proposal lhan thai presented by the  soldiers, the Government has simply refused lo  accept  the suggslion of thc veterans."  How "John" Wins Out  discussion in ina" qur.r'.ers where world events  arc handled. "-Under thc caption, "A Canadian  Minisier at Washington." the New York Times a  few days ago said editorially:  "For somc thirty ycars Canada, though she  had no ambassadors in foreign capitals, and her  affairs there were in lhe hands of Rritish diplomats aciing in unison wilh thc Dominion Government, has negotiated commercial treaties.  Shc has a department of external a flairs, the organ of imperial and inter-Dominion communication with London, willi the other Brilish dominions and colonies, wilh the foreign consuls  mi Canada, and with lhe British ambassador al  Washington. The war greatly strengthened and  enlarged Ihc sense of unification and. nationality  Mnoifg lhe Canadians. The desire of Canada  for a place in the League of Nations was anolhcr  evidence cf her practical independence.  "Miniver of Justice Dohcrty said in lhe Dominion Parliament thc other day lhat precedent  .and^n:indplc-^ha-vG===-becii=-establishcdv=^that===-no.  'realy can bind Canada which she has nol approved. Canadian nationality was further affirmed last monlh by lhe Government's notice  of ils intention to ask for the amendment of thc  British North American Acl so that an aebof lhe  Canadian Parliament shall opera le cxtra-tcrri-  lorially to the same ell'eel as. if enacted by lhe  Parliament of the Uniled Kingdom. Il is in hue  wilh these movements toward sovereignty, (hat  for some lime the Canadian Government has  heen pondering the slal'us of its reprscnlalion al  Washington. In Ih.c war it was represented at  Washington by the Canadian war mission. Canadian relations   wilh   the   Uniled   Slates   arc   so  QUALITY  SERVICE *��������������������������� SATISFACTION  As we' carry one of 'tlie largest stocks in  Brit'sh    Columbia    of   Diamonds,    Watches,  Jewellery, Imported China, Sterling and Plated  lverware, Clocks, French Ivory,  Leather Goods,  elties, Kite.    We also have a large stock of rare  s, all of which we are able lo mount to order in  wn workshop. "For these reasons wo can confidently  at we are in position to give, you Quality. Service  atisfaction.  ing out or (own we can supply you any  ,vn in Jewellery Mail Order catalogues,  ces and terms.    If out of town all you  o is state name of catalogue; page and n  complying with catalogue conditions, we  do the rest to your complete satisfact  goods as  at same  need to  umber  wi  ion.  11  (W*&f&.%r^  Armstrong Vulcanizing Works  AUTO  TIRES  It E BUILT .  Blow-Outs  and  Kim  Cuts    ltc|>airc<l  Itcbdilt   Tires  ������������������0.v3   1 -a.  from   .$10.00  Tubes,  I'rom  $1.5 0.  SOME   SNAPS   IN  LARGE SIZE *  TIRES  numerous   and   important   that   their discussion  In company wiih a  horliculiural  expert  I'romVnd   settlement- need   lo   he    reached   bv   smiv1  (inicker  way  than   Ihe  roundabout  one   through  Ihe British colonial ollice."  thc University of British Columhia, Ihe edilor ol  "Farm and Homo." Vancouver, visited a Chinese  garden in Ihe Fraser Valley some days ago. The  expert found there much material for study and  observed many interesting things which a layman might pass up. See how John Chinaman  tills every inch of his soil���������������������������every ..inch. Sec how  he saves every particle of. manure and every  drop of every material which might add fertility  to his soil.  Jn one bed 'Ihey- found cabbages and spinach  chumming it, thc young cabbages lording it over  lhcir spindly associates. And over every cabbage  plant, John Chinaman had a sort of a shingle  ...hothouse. A broad shingle protected each plant.  Jt was stuck in the ground so thai it drew' heat  by day and warded off frost by night. Thc cabbage and spinach will go to market in season  ancl lhcir places will be taken by other money  makers. For lhe Chinaman will work his plo*  intensively and  keep a-planting new slufY until racy.���������������������������Prof. W  |     If  any   newspaper   uttered   what .Mr.   Verville  did upon the floor of the House recently it' would!  be charged with inciting riots. He said: "Do vou;  suopose  lhat is going to last?    It is impossible. \  I Whether we like it or not. some of  these ������������������������������������������������������fine;  j mornings���������������������������and   I   would   not  blame'-.them���������������������������you j  'will see in the large cities groups of hungry men I  istarling lo go around  these bg stores and  help!  ; themselves.   No civil power will stop Ihem from J  doing so because their families are hungry.    Is j  it   better   lo   wait   for   that  or legislate,  if  pos-l  sible. now."  Canada  i.s   directed,   nol   lead;   managed,   not  guided;   controlled,   nol    governed:���������������������������the   people  sjare  nol_'supposed  to  think;   there is  no  democ-  D. Tait, M.A. Ph. D.  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McMahon & Son        Enderby  EASO  Saves cream now lost by all other separators (see  Purdue Bulletin No. 116) because it skims clean  at widely varying speeds. Delivers even cream  at  all  speeds.     Simple  Tubular  bowl���������������������������no discs.  Colirderbv? a\T*' roilW HARDWARE GO. -cr-  <*  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1920  OKANAGAN  COMMONER  L RESULTS AND LIST Of WINNERS  In lhe Hudson's Bay Company's School Child reus'.���������������������������Competition".*  Report from Judges:  In submitting our report of thc School Chiklrcns' Competition on "The History of the Hudson's Bay Company" we desire to say that-.  1. The uniform excellence of the papers is matter for congratulation lo thc parents and  teachers of the competitors as well as to the boys and girls themselves.  2. It is gratifying lo find lhat within a comparatively short time nearly eleven hundred  boys and girls prepared and sent in their contributions from all over thc Province of Brilish  Columbia. - .  3. In somc cases it was apparent, and it was mentioned in certain papers sent in, that some  of thc competitors had access to sources ol* information which were beyond lhc reach of others,  a fact which emphasizes thc importance of homes and schools having on hand such books of  reference as circumstances permit.  \. We have followed wilh great care thc regulations that were published in thc press  when the competition was announced. Hence, the papers were judged for neatness, spelling,  handwriting, composition and accuracy as to historical facts. This gave a wide basis for final  decision as some who were excellent in some of these .points came below thc line iii others.  According to thc published rules, also, wc had to'eliminatc papers sent in by High School pupils  or by pupils over the age announced, as well as papers not attested by thc certificates of  teachers. - " N '       ��������������������������� -  5. All the, competitors who are mentioned as winners of prizes secured over eighty per  cent (80%) and all the winners of certificates secured not loss than seventy-five percent (75%)  of the maximum number of marks. A great many others, although not on this list because they  fell below this high percentage, put in highly creditable papers.  6. In addition to the list of winners, upon our recommendation, three special prizes of  $15.00 each arc bcinix awarded bv thc Company   to the following:  a. Rae Ven ill, North. Vancouver, for a history in IJiawaiiian verse which shows talent that  should be encouraged. '  b. J. C. Walson, an aged and infirm inmate of thc Old Peoples' Homc, Vancouver, who  writes an essay on the subject showing wide reading and displaying an unusually perfect  quality of handwriting. '  c. Gcraldiirc O'Connor. Montrose School, Craig's Crossing, who. as the voungesf competitor, w'tes in childlike language a remarkable history, though she is only five and a half  . years old. - ' "*  Given at Vancouver this 1st day of May, 1920. ������������������ P.  O:  M'-RFTH,  R. SPARLING.  JUNIOR GRADE  First Frize. .$75.00 or Bicycle or Cirnitiaphone  Ximie City ������������������       .School  Isabel  Camsell,. .... . Vancouver    Kitsi'pno  School  Second  IMw.   $l."������������������.00 or   \VHre'e������������������s  Set .or Wrist -W������������������tch  Margaret Ward   .."... .Kamloops   . . . .Kamloops. School  Thiill  Prize, $30.00 or  .23 Repeating Hifle or Cainern  .Greta  McKenzie   ...... Steveston   ....Steveston   School  ���������������������������: five Prizes of $15.00 each or Carpenter's Set or  Pressed Poll 9 '--"  ^Winnifred   H ill Her. . ...'Athalmer V . . .Athalmar   ScV^o"*  Jean Dobson- ....... .Kamloops   .'. . .Kamloops  School  Cecil   Barclay   ..... .Vancouver   . .Cecil   Rhoc'es  School  Ruth Herbert   ......Vancouver   . .Garal Gordon* School  E. Beryl Banford -l. . . .Chilliwack  . . . .Chilliwack -School  Five Prizes or $10.00 e������������������ch or Fishing Outfit or  Skates und "Boots  Florence Lois "Beer . .Vancouver-. .Simon Fraser School  H'i'da- Logan Fraser . . . .Vancouver . . Alexandra, School  Howard G. Nicholson, Vancouver. Lord Roberts'School  Frederick Kendall ..Vancouver : .Laura Secorid School  ���������������������������Dudley Gilman   ...Vancouver. Vancouver Gram'.  School  Fifty Frizes of Fnjrraved Certificates  ���������������������������Twines Sinclair ....Vancouver ..Simon Fraser School  Anita C.  Vancouver,   . .Vancouver,  Holy  Rosary  School  Jean Salter" Point Grey   ....Shaugbnessv Scr*'o'������������������"  Olive   Mouat     Nelson    ...... .Central   School  Peggy  Banks. Vancouver   ..Laura  Sec-rd. School  Beverly Corbett   ... .Vancouver   ..Lord  RobTts Schoo'  Counsell Martin    Victoria   ....St.  M'chels School  13dward Skelily . .". .Vancouver ". . . .Lord Ne'ron School  Aileen' Alannb'h Sutherland.- Summerland.Central Schoo1  "utih  Adeline  Fessenden,  Bridgeport,  Bridgeport School  .?'-"--".ces H.  Gir'ing   . . .Cloverdale   . . .Clove-da'e Sc'-'q-d  r'>"'-.e   Bowyer ..Vancouver......   Model   School  "irion James. ....... .Nelson   ....... .Centr->1  School-  ,rar.io'"''������������������ Turton   ..... . Po'n't Orev   ....     Mavpe School.  ..Borolhy���������������������������5iddial .-.Victoria.-Sir���������������������������Tames. Doughs-School.  Gordon McCallum . .Grand Forks. .Grand" Forks School  MargaretH.Watts, New Westminster, K.N.Howay School  Grace Hoffman   ..Pender Island   ..Pender Is!andi School  Gladys  Pendry    Victoria   ....South   Park   School  Horace Ripstein .:.. .Vancouver ....Aberdeen School  Neville Gerrard   . .Point. Grey'.. Lord  Kitchener School  Fredda Bowman    Vancouver   . . . . . "Pnvv'ew  School  Kathleen McKee ....Vancouver ..Mt. Pleasant Schoo'  Harry Scarlett ..So. Vancouver ..Lord Selkirk School  George Davidson, New "Westminster. Lpt.'1- Lister School  Ruth Dunwoody .. .So.Vancouver. Lord Selkirk School  Hamilton B. McKie . .Vancouver. Henry Hudson School  Harry Cunliffe ..Magee Point Grey ....Magee. School  Ella  Carter   ..... .So.  Vancouver   . . . . Sexsmith   Schoo"  Dorothea  Daunt    Clinton    Clinton  School  NV^nmn   Eile^i   French    ...".Penticton    ....Ellis   Schoo1  Reta   Elliott     Burnaby   ....Cilmore   Ave   School  Norali  Fletcher   ....Vancouver   ..F'orence  Nightengale  Elizabeth   Lockie   ....Kamloops   ....Kamloops   Rdliool  Nancy   Woolaston    ....Victoria    ..... Monterey   School  Ethel George  .....   Map'e Ridge  ..Maple Rid,ge School  Svanhivit Olafsson   ... ..Osland   ....... .Osland   School  Dorothy Boyd, ���������������������������'-. . . .No." Vancouver-. .St. "Edwin ni-'s School  Reginal Co'He . ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� Vancouver .. Florence Nicrhitencrale  Less-Andrews  . . . .Vancouver  . . . . Simion Fraser School  .Phyllis'JeJan  Deacon   ..So.   Vance u ver   . . Secord  School ���������������������������  John  Tracy.   . ...... ..Victoria   . .Boy's   Central  School i  Rene  Palmer   . . ... . . .Burnnbv   . .Gi'more Ave  School ;  Ernest K. Fawdray  . .Lynn* Va.lley. .Lynin Valley School.;  WJnailfrefd. Dicker   ... . .   Vernon.*.*. . ... "."Central   School ,  Iris Mabe^' Kempston '���������������������������.. .Bridesville   . . Bri.desville ScshooT j  Roy Watkins   . ... .Vancouver   .-.Lord Tennysonr School ,  Nannie Allison Service. Bridsenort . . Bridgpoort School i  Kathleen  Walker   . . . .Vancouver ". . . .Aberdeen   School ,  SENIOR GRADE  First. Prize,  $75.00 or Bicye?e or Grninaplione  *���������������������������  Xante  City .  School  Geraldine EcMth Homfray. Kamloops. Kamloops School  Scroiu. Prise. $43.00'or Wireless Set o'' Wrist W-Wh  Oliive   Warden     Vancouver    . . . .Aberdeen . School  third Prize. $30.00 or .22 Ttepcutinc: faille or Cnmern "  Marjorie Ki.dd   ..-.Grand Forks  . .Granid\ Forks School  'Five"Prizes of $15.00"each ov Carpenter's Set or  "        Pressed Poll       i        ���������������������������   ���������������������������    ," .  Ma'm'e Collett  . Kanrtlpops ,. . . .Kamloops. School  Chfl.rles   Richard  As'her   ../.'Hedley   ....Hedley  Sdhool  Homer Pannage   .. .'.Vancouver   .'"-.'Cecil  Rhodes. School  Dorothy   Bentiey  .KamLoops   ....Kamloops  School  Vicaor Holker  ..... .Victoria   . . . .The Willows School  Five Prizes of $10.00 each or Fishing Outfit or  Skates awl JJoots  Charles Williams, So. Vancouver,  Elva  Fleming   ��������������������������� Vancouver  May Wilson Pout  .... .Vernon   .=  Bruce  Colquette   ......Enderby  JCenneWi L. Chapland  ..Victoria  .  General Wolfe School  . .. . . .Rut'awd- School  . .St. Micheal's School  , . . . . .Fortune  School  .Roy's Central School  Fifty Prizes of Fngiaved Certilieafes a  Winnifred   A'dams   . . . .Kamlocps   ....Kamloops  School  Linda'  Weaver   ..... .Vancouver   .-.Lord  Nelson   School  Hichard1 Tanner   .....Victoria   ....Boy's Central  Schoo!  K"+ie Jones    Point Grev   . . .Queen  Mary Schoo'  William   Somerville   ..... .Trail   ......... .Tra',1  School  V'vjen   Hudson    Ladyismith   . . .Ladysmith   School  Horace  Goad'   . Victoria   . .Monterey 'Ave  Schoo'  J lurie  Coogan   .' A:bbotsford   . .Abbotsford   School  CE.orge   TufhilH    ....... .Merritt   ; . . . . .Merritt. School  Catherine N. Varsevelf . .Fruitvale . .Fruitvale School  Mar-orie M. Friench ...-.Victoria ..The Wi'lows School  Elc nor Gerrard  ..Point Grey  ..Lord Kitchener School  ���������������������������P.har'es   Riehandis     Oyama     Oyama   Schtiol  Mabel  Parker   ..... .Slocaru City   . . .Slocan City School  "Do ro th jr^Mf^Bf^M cKay^T?A"thli''m'a" r^TrA'thalmar^Sch'oor  0"en   Owen    ....... .Vancouver     Model   School  F:li,7abet!h.   Killei|    . . . . . .Virrnria     Mode!   School  Ethel   Be"l    ......... .Saanich    ....Royal   Oak   School  Gwendolyn Form by  .Powell River, Powell River School  RnvnjTojv'i Victor Bowers. Victoria, Monterey Ave School  Eva  GPlett   ......... .Nelson   ....... .Central   School  Oeiv'eva Schnoter, New Westminster, Herbert Spencer  Leslie  Brooks   ..... .Vancouver   ..... .Dawson   School  Marv   Sam    ..Victoria   ....Girls'  Central   School  E->'e'vn Andrews ....Abbotsford ..Abbotsford School  M*ii(V R.  McLaren   ....Vancouver   ..Alexandra  Schoo'  Mabel   Mercer    Chilliwack   ... .Chilliwack   School  Ted Scoutan ....Pemberton Range. Pemberton Rmnsro  Elizabeth   Kinnear,   M'onite   Creek,   Monte  Creek   Schoo'  J.  W.   Leo  .  .Vernon   .... Preparatory  School  Thomas Burgess ....So. Vancouver . .Sexsmflt'h School  Catl'prino Pyppr ..So. Vancouver  ..Lord Selkirk School  Cecil  Kennauht    Victoria   ...... Mon*erev  School  Mary McKenzie  ..So. Vancouver   ..Lord Selkirk Schoo'  Evelvn  Scales   .....So.  Vancouver    General  WolTe  Stan'ey Christian . .So. Vancouver . .Walter Moberlv  Bu'ah PcMilt  . .'.*.'.'. .Vancouver  . . . . Lord' Nelson School  .No. Vancouver  ..Ridgeway  Vancouver -.*. . .Mt.'-Pleasant  '.Vancouver   . .Crofton House  . New  Westminister   . . Londi  .Reve'stoke    . . . .Central  Helen McAlpine  Edna Copeland  Margaret Craig  Jack  Nicholas  Weir  Janette   Martin    . . .  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' -     '  YEAST CAKES  There is more energy  ii\ a. pound of good  bread ma.de in* the  home with Royal Yeast  Cakes than in a. pound  of meat. Breadmaking  is a. simple operation  and requires no previous experience. Full  instructions in Royal  Yeast Bake Book,  mailed free on request.  E. W. GILLETT CO. LTD.  TORONTO  Irrf nation Best Kind of Farmin  Lest'e  Barnes   ...... Burmaby .. .Kingsway  East  Ruth  A. .Robinson   ......Nelson   ....     Central   ._,,.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������,  Phillip Russell Williams, Victoria, Monterey Ave School  Eric   Barlow.-. ... . .Victoria   ... .. Boys'  Central   School  Tho;mi3S..Drumini,ond  Hord   . . Burnaby,   ..... Gilmore Ave  Lena Tha   .. ..... . .*. .Vancouver   . . . .Grandview  School  Gladys  Irwin ������������������. ......; Vancouver   .'...Charles  Dicken's  En,a Gladys  Ward Vernon   ......Central   School  In the timbered areas of Canada eight or ten  times as much limber has been destroyed by fire  as has been cut. Our governments and lumber  companies are now fighting forest fires, but thej'  still  take a   terrible  toll  each  year.  Fires  start  from many causes, but camp-fires left alight by  touristsl and hunters, and cigarette stubs, and  burning matches thrown carelessly inlo the  underbrush arc among thc most prolific.  ^ol. J. S.  Dennis tells  tion.  Ji.;si why the iaiu;ers of the soutt  crn territory or' the prairie province  are clamoring for furthar extension.  of  the   ox skills    in-ig^tion    scheme.  was    mz.de    clear    recently,    wher  Col.   J. . S    Oca nis.  of  the   C.   P.   VI  Dopartnieni  oi  Co.'onizai.on and De  velopuicm. addressed  the- professorr  ���������������������������and  st.udui:s of" .M..edona!d  College  Ste.  Aunt' do Cel'evue. on  irri^atior  in the west.      Tho large attcn3ancv  listened  interestedly  to  the  lecture,  ^whieh     was    ad.'.iiiably     iliustraieo  Jwith  a series ol"  lantern slides   do-  ipicting.the  progress of the C. P.' R  iirrisaticn system and  tbe  fruits   o.  'this method cfc farm.iig.       ��������������������������� ,   -  The sipoaker-divided his discourse  Minder, three heads, dealing with the  'inbroduction of irrigation in Alberta  by. the .C.P.R.. and the motives  which had induced him to recom-  *mend ana u:ge this; the success as  proved by the company* but the temporary failure of some"settlers due  to lack of experience' in the" application of water, and cycle of wet years.;  'the reversal oi opinion after; practical tests, and the consequent overwhelming demand.for further irrigation projects on the prairie.  "For a long time," said .Col. Dennis, "there were many' who claimed  that  irrigation  was  unnecessary   in  .-Western  Canada."    Because .. conditions of drought do not regularly occur there, they argued, there was not  the same  urgency  for  irrigation as  in other  less  ' fortunately    situated  icountries where the rainfall is usually so small as to make agriculture  practically .impossible  without artificial application.    Jt is rather gratifying now," said the speaker, rom-  lirdscently, "in view ofj this tremendous opposition, to"   see the radical  'rigiht-aibout-face in sentiment and to  bear these same    men  assert    that  practically   the   whole   of  the  soutti  country    needs, irrigation    to make  ���������������������������agriculture peanaiiently  successful.  The experienced the. past two-years  with a raipfall in Southern Alberta  of less than' 10 inches, and the jumper crops raised by irrigation'ists, is  nesponsible'in no small measure for  'this great change in opinion."   .'  Outlining the, extent of the semi-  arid portion of the province of Alberta, whicb he stated stretched 163  ^m������������������les=north^of=the^Ame_r_ican=bo.und.^  ary and from the Rocky Mountains  to the Cypress Hills in Saskatchewan, the speaker stated that American irrigation engineers of prominence, after investigating conditions  thoroughly, had given it as their  opinion that the rainfall was insufficient to follow farming profitably,  and "the question to be decided was  not whether water was needed, but  rather just how long this territory  could grow any kind of crops without  irrigation.  "Irrigation, when practically applied, is the best kind of farming,"  said the colonel with conviction, "because it is the ou'ly system that permits of the most intelligent treatment of every individual crop to-suit  its own requirements. It eliminates  the necessity of summer fallow and  elaborate treatment of the soil to  conserve moisture. It is quite agreed  that mixed farming is the basis of  agricultural prosperity and this system flourishes splendidly under irrigation in the ratsing of special fodder crops which it is difficult to raise  without water.  "l������������������ every case where it has been  put to the test in competition with  ordinary farming methods, .irrigation  has been proved to increase production from 25 to 100 percent.- This  "recounts for the fact that in the irrigation belt land is being sold for  'considerably over $100 per acre, and  that farms are 'seldom "offered'"for  "ale even at that price, the owners  ' o'dm reluctant.to sell. The "Leth-  i ridge Herald," by careful compila-  '. an, placed a conservative estimate  "'" $54.71 as the average value of the  ('.���������������������������oriuction on an acre of the 82,230  vcre tract.     Casea were many where  I  ������������������U ���������������������������6 ��������������������������� PEN N VS-G#0  CHiMfr   COHH*i|������������������t������������������KK*ef  ���������������������������?ip. ;  potatoes yielded ,$170 to th. tuerm, f|-  falfa f 125, and wheat f 105 per acre.  The-annua?   report issued   by   th*  Board  of Trade  i������������������  tW������������������. $mme:.cltj  contains   a   comparative,   statement  showing the results of: crops growj������������������  on dry and irrigated land and give*,  the    following   increases   of - cropf .  grown  under  irrigation:���������������������������Wfceat 23  bushels, or 77 per cent.;    pats,-  S#  bushels, or 54 per cent; barley.   35 .  btishels  or   81   per  cent.;   peas,   14  bushels, or 51   per cent.;     potatoes, .  250-bushels, or 105 per cent,   a  "The   Canadian   Pacific   irrigation  scheme    in    Southern. Alberta Col.  Dennis signalized as the "largest Ul-'  dividual project on the American Cqt������������������-  tirient, with an area greater than thf.  whole irrigated area of Colorado or  California.   The irrigable area total*  more titan 600,000 acres whilst   th������������������  aggregate  length  of  its  canals  and  ditches    is . greater    than  Canada**  longest river or the- rail    distanco  from Vancouver to Halifax. "To this  original block a further area of 100,- ���������������������������'  000-acres in the Lethbridge district  =was=added^whun^the=e-:*^Pf=Rr-"toolc=  over  the block, originally developed  by' the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company, and this    has shown  the same   remarkable-progress and  prosperity.  "Agitation at the present time is  for further irrigation and quick-irrigation," continued Col. Dennis. "Farmers claim with justification that  it is a life and death issue with them.  If they are to remain on the land  they must have it; if they do not get  it the only thing to do is get out.  That the Provincial Government  realizes this also is very evident  from the fact that thcy have energetically taken up the new projects.  The Lethbridge Northe.ro Irrigation  District scheme comprises the irrigation of about 100,000 acres and will  cost between three and four million  dollars. .Just recently farmers in  the Raymond, Magrath and Sterling  district wore called upon to vote on  the formation of a further irrigation  project wliich would embrace a total  area of 190,000 acres and irrigate  95,.9O0. When the ballot came to be  coim'ed there was not a solitary vott  recorded against the project.  "A vast sum of money," said Col.  Dennis in concluding, "was put into  the irrigation scheme by the C.P.R.,  but it has proved a sound --'proposition. The' bumper crops raised on  these irrigated farms, the high prices ���������������������������  at.which.the land is held, the reluctance "oh the part of farmers to sell,  and." above all, the general clamor in  the south country for schemes to include the greater part of the south  territory all prove that the initiative ���������������������������  and foresightedness which promoted  thc project are now appreciated and  rewa.rdp.ri." m  OKANAGAN  COMMONER  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1920  ^#������������������*������������������#������������������#������������������rf**������������������***  WanFAds  3c a word first insertion, 2u a word aach insertion thereafter: 25c minimum charae: 10c extra  where cash doea not accompany order.  FOR SALE���������������������������A" brick cottage on Regent street, near river; lot 72x290  feet; hot ,nnd cold water fixture^  four rooms and both; good concrete cellar; no encumbrances;  title clear. Price, $2,000.00 cash.  Applv. Mrs. R. II. Binch. 4-127  7th  \\\,  Point Grey, B. C.    ap29-1  FOR SALE���������������������������l.r������������������ tons No. 1 Oals at  "$S">.00 per ton at the Woods  Ranch. = Furnish  your own  sacks.  FOR SALE���������������������������One man stunup puller  (KirstMi). Apply Pemberton,  JMara   Road. ap29-2p  FOR SALE ��������������������������� One S-disc orchard  harrow.      John   McKay,   Enderby.  ap29-3tp  FOR SERVICE���������������������������Registered Jersey,  bull, Mabel Lake road, 3 miles. H.  Aldin.        . r ap29  Save the cost  of a new  hat  rf  Our Hat Dye will make the old  h-t  look  as  good  as new.  ALL   COLORS  When spring; cleaning' the yard and  outbuildings,    use   Crude   Carbolic  ������������������Of CTiloiiide of L.iim: to disinfect  and   .sweeten   t!ic   .-itmosphcre.  A. Reeves  Druggist and Stationer-.  ENDERBY  KOR TRUNKS AXJ>  LEATKHR RAGS  you cannot do better than  select from our fine assortment. These goods are., as  lasting in their wear as they  are  ATTRACT! VK   IX  AIM'FARAXCK  Wo have been able to purchase a large line, made of  strong materials, to he so d  to you at a price t'hat is decidedly cheap.  - cidedily  cheap.  ENDERBY SUPPLY CO.  CANADIAN    NEWS  IN    BRIEF  (By C.P.R. Ttiegrapli)  Ottawa, Ont.���������������������������The Soldiers' Settlement Board announces that action ls:  beinfe taken to dispose of 75,000|  acres of Hudson's Bay reserve landj  in Saskatchewan and Alberta, which;  have becn cancelled by the Crown.J  also 10/tOO acres of Doukhobor reserve lands near Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Another 30,000 acres of  grazing land will also be opened up.  The whole 115.000 acres will be  available for soldier settlement after  April 30th.  NOTICE  of  **���������������������������������������������<  Ottawa, Out.���������������������������A return brought  ��������������������������� lown in Parliament places the total  enlistments m Canada for the Canadian Expeditionary Force at 590,572.  By provinces the number was as follows : Ontario, 243.677; Quebec, 82,-  793; New Brunswick. 25,864; Nova  Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  33,342; Manitoba. 66,319; Saskatchewan. '37,666; Alberta, 45.146; British  Columbia.   51,438;   Yukon.   2,327.  Tn    the    Matter    of   the    Estate  George  Inch,  Deceased.  Notiice lis hereby given that all  persons having claims' agaiinst the  estate of the Late George Inch, who  died on the 20th day of January,  19 20, are required to send' to A. C.  Skaling, solicitor for Sarah' Inch,  the administratrix of the said estate,  on or before the 26th day of May,  1920, a full statement of t'h'oir  claims, and of any secunities held by  thern. duly verified, ancl that after  that date the administratrix wil!  proceed to distribute the assets of  the deceased 'among the panties entitled, thereto, -having regard only to  such ch'ms as have been  du'-y  filed.  Dated  3rd  day of May.   1920.  A.   C.   SKALING,  Solicitor   for   Administratrix.  .Mary Pickford in "Daddy Longlegs'  Ottawa, Ont.���������������������������The applications of  over 100 Imperial veterans who,desire to take advantage of the Soldier  Land Settlement scheme, have been  approved. These veterans will be  required to spend at least one year  on rarms in Canada to become familiar with Canadian methods. The  others will be absorbed into the  Board's training establishments and  will be required to spend at least two  vears farming in Canada before he-  coming eligible for the loan benefits  of tbe Act.  The capital invested in piup ah������������������  paner plants within the province is  ,$81..000 000 and the'number of mih  employees about   10,000.  Sherhrooke. 1! Q.��������������������������� The CampheM-  Howanl Machine Company., formerly  she Sherbrooko Iron Works Ltd..  have cold their business to G\ L.  Bourne r.nd F. A. fV-haH. of New  Vnrk Thes? gour!'":v.'',n ?-���������������������������*- respectively president arid vieo-p resident of  the Locomotive Super-heater Co.. of  New" York, railway supply, people,  and it 'Is the intention to manufac-  tu"o rail wav suropii?s for Canada,  also to caary'on a aeneral foundry  and   machine   bu^nefs.  AUCTION    .SALE   OK    CHOICE  DAIRY COWS  T am instructed by Mr. P. II. Alu.r-  phv to offer fcr sale at the rear of  King.   Edward   J-Io'el',   'Enidc/rby|.    cm  SATURDAY, 15th MAY, 1920,  at 2 p. m. sharp,  8 choice young dairy cows fresh or  duo to freshen at early dates. Full  particulars' in next issue and posters.. Further entries cf 'ive stock  for this sale wiill bo accepted'up to  noon! on Mondiay fehe lOfch'inst, and  can   be  included   in   posters.  MAT   HASSEN,   Auctioneer.  It Armstrong. B. C.  , Order your green blocks now .for  winter burning; $3 per load. Okanagan Saw Mills.  4  Willard's  and Neilson's  Chocolates  Ice Cream  IS rulerh y7~BT_C7  r'vVc<nivcr. B.C.���������������������������According to an-,  no;ir.rOT.ir::t r.nflp Uv ll. ^ W.M.I.  vlre-D-.-ps'.ecnt of the Trens-Canaoa  rho.-.'tro.-.. 'Ltd.. 1hi=> r^;rw w-.l-  shortly Btavt tha cor.?ir.:rt!on of n  rcw thTfro '* ?"������������������ proficl o!������������������e������������������ x.n  the C P II. Vnsirouvpr Motel, whir.l^  w'l! httv't* ft f.<?nilnj5 opacity of alwi'  2 000 fliirt omx ?<00.P0������������������: construction  ,'f wuiflB will start shortly.     ���������������������������  Farms For- Sale  I have several good^hay and stock  anclies   for   sale,   from   130   to   330  acres-each.   ������������������ Apply   for   prices   and  erms.  U. G.ftORPE  ffox 171  Fnderby  mm f .*  Jas. picjtson  ftfiXfj  FSTATF,   JNSURANCF  GFNFHAI. AGENT  BuirBluclc Enderby  ||!||f|l|||||lll!lllllll'l!llllllllll!llilli!llllllllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllll  . QUALITY  SERVICE anp SATISFACTION  BriM (Sifts ol  (gomwunify ptot?  in' I'ATIJICIAX,  ADAM and MILVKO  PATTERN'S  ALL PIECES CARRIED IN" STOCK.'  These yowls mc sold at onc pi'ue  throughout Canada. We deliver  thciii   to  your  address   postage   paid.  THE. POPULAR   VARIETY   S'l'ORE  Postoflice  o*e door East  ENDERBY, B.C.  Fresh Fish for  Friflay  -   GEO.. Ii. SHARPE  Wholesale  and   Retail   Rnlchcr  Enderby, 0. 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Stanfield's Underwear needs no introduction.  House of Hobberlin made to order Suits.    Guaranteed.  Clarke's Shirts and Gloves made for service.  Leckie's Shoes will outwear any shoe made in Canada.  W. G. & JR. Fine Shirts, starched and lounge collars.  Boulter Waugh Hals and Caps, made in Canada.  Gents' Furnishings  E. B. DILL  Five Jtoses Flour  Groceries  KING EDWARD  ' A name that stands* for the best in hotel service  King Edward Hotel    L,^URPHY      Enderby


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