BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

Okanagan Commoner Apr 29, 1920

Item Metadata

Download

Media
xenderby-1.0179244.pdf
Metadata
JSON: xenderby-1.0179244.json
JSON-LD: xenderby-1.0179244-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xenderby-1.0179244-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xenderby-1.0179244-rdf.json
Turtle: xenderby-1.0179244-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xenderby-1.0179244-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xenderby-1.0179244-source.json
Full Text
xenderby-1.0179244-fulltext.txt
Citation
xenderby-1.0179244.ris

Full Text

 -i- '-'Jr\l..  tott&jptt  />  :'   ^  IN WHICH IS MERGED THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  Vol 14, No. 8, Whole No. 684  ENDERBY, B. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1920  Subscription, $2 a year; 5c copy  United Farmers Quarterly District  Convention Proves Beneficial to All  rsP  y  ��������������������������� Last Thursday afternoon and  evening was Farmers' Day in Enderby. Not that' every farm'er left his  fields and came to town, but everybody became a farmer for that day.  The occasion was the first annual  meeting of the District Association  of United Farmer locals.  ' Nine of the eleven locals in the  Northern Okanagan were represented. Thirty delegates attended.  c 'Addresses of welcome were given  by Messrs. Coltart and- Harrop; also  an invitation "was extended to attend  the social evening which was accepted and most thoroughly enjoyed by all.  A. T. Howe occupied the chair In  the absence of the president, W. E.  Chappie, who was unable to attend  owing to illness in ihis family.  The minutes of the last meeting  held, at ,Vernon were read and approved.       ' '  Lumby local invited the members  to attend a picnic on May 24th and  theD invitation was accepted with  thanks. ' s  Falkland local sent a communication on the "Rule of the Road".,  which after much discussion , was  laid on the table, .the question being  out of the association's latitude.  A communication from Enderby  local 'on the question of stumping  powder proved of much Interest to  ���������������������������many. The qualities of various  brands of powder were discussed  and " it was -. decided to at present  stand behind the action taken by the  Central Board and^ continue with  the contract.,they "had .made.' The  secretary was instructed- to inquire  of the -Central as to the duration of  thjs contract and change in prices,  " the Central secretary to reply direct  to the locals" in this matter.  ��������������������������� The proposed rural mjfi.1 iroute  from Enderby -to Grandview' Bench  was endorsed by "the "meeting and  it was hoped assistance would eventually be supplied by the postal authorities.  Letters of sympathy were ordered  to be sent Mr. "W: E. Chappie and  Geo. Smedley who were unable to  attend through illness.  Vlce-Pres. "(Efotvo's Adclross.  Tn his afternoon address Vice-  President . Howe .dealt forcefully.w*i,tn  the topic , of co-operation. - Organization ^work, - amalgamation- and the  tariff questions were also discussed  as well as the question of the farmer's vote as a .party.  ��������������������������� H. W. Knight of Vernon foilowel-  might incorporate and gave a very  interesting address along these lines  dealing   wilh,  co-operation.  On motion of Messrs. Rammell  and Tlvompkins the secretary was  asked-, to write the Minister bf  Works, requesting that road foremen be allowed more latitude in  emergency repair work in connection with roads and bridges.  H. H. Worthington, -president of  Hullcar Local, suggested that the  district association follow up the  work of the Central, and at the same  time develop live locals.  Miss Matheson, secretary of Hull-  car local, spoke on behalf- of the  women and hoped that they would  organize Women's Branch of U. F.  of B. C. to assist in this great forward movement among the farmers.  At the close of the meeting it was  decided that the next quarterly  meeting be held at Armstrong  twe've weeks hence as the president  may see fit and :proper.  NATURE'S TREASURE HOUSE  Mr, and Mrs: Ed;. Shannon, of  Now Denver, were visitors of Enderby this week, on their return to  the Lucerne after spending the ���������������������������winter iin California. Mr. Shannon is  quite sure he paid the war debt of  Unclci Sam. andi* that there won't be  any further need of high,- prices.  And he was. glad to be nearing  home and his treasnre -house. Mr.  and Mrs.Shannon went to California  for their health, and bath greatly  benefitted, by. the change.  They, are' going home by way of  Penticton,' -. where two.; . married  /laughters are . residing. While in  Enderby Mr. Shannon -investigated  ihis farm property, adjoining* the  Wm. Anderson. . place, along the  rivdHr. north of town, and decided to  have 20 acres cleared. When he  reaches New Denver, Mr. Shannon  intends to tap his treasure house,  which is better than.-a bank. He has  been working it for more, than 20  years and' it is still a good -producer.  He calls it the Neepawa. It is a ga-.  'en.a proposition. Whenever Mr.  Shannon wants to raise a (stake or  to cash a draft he draws on himself,  he hits the pike for . the Neepawa  and digs it out of the rocks. A -mill  is being installed this season. ��������������������������� Mr.  Shannon says he"has ere enough on  the dump to pay for the mill.  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  X EXDERBY   EDGIXGS X  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  Bert Kincaide, of Revelstoke, has  joined the staff at the Enderby C. P.  R. station.  iBorn���������������������������At their Enderby residence, Aprii 27t'h, to Mr. and Mrs.  J. E. Leslie, a son.  Bert Campbell and. family, of  Vernon, moved onto the Jones farm,  Deep Creek, last week.  Jas. McMahon & Son have sold  two Overland Fours in Armstrong,  Messrs. Winter and McNair being  the purchasers,  F. A. Adams, who has been a patient in the Armstrong hospital the  past month or 'mone, returned to  his home on Tuesday.  Mrs.   A.  Simpson of Montreal  arrived in -Enderby on Wednesday to  spend   some  time  with her  brother,.  F. A. Adams, daughter and son.  A general meeting of the ladies  will be held at the City Hall on  Thursday evening, April 29th, to^  make, final arrangements regarding  the  24th. ���������������������������   -7 ���������������������������'  C.   G.   Piper - is   overloaded   with  paint     orders.'      The ; demand     for  tfWNM^NtfWMW**^***  *i^^^m0+0  U. F. Hall Crowded by Happy Host  to Participate in Farmers Social  "I cannot say too much on the  hospitality, harmony and friendly  feeling that was so noteable at the  social, to myself and the - others  from, here. It,, was the best affair  we have had the pleasure of attending in many years."  This frank expression of appreciation by Secretary Lucas, of the  District Association, but voices the  feeling of all who had the pleasure  of attending the social affair given  by Enderby Local last Thursday  evening following the afteirnoon  meeting of the Dis'trict Convention.  The affair was .delightfully informal  and friendly, and everybody enjoyed  listening to the excellent' numbers  on the musical program and to the  speakers who took advantage of the  opportunity- to say a few things regarding the-growth of the United  Farmers' movement and in encouragement of closer co-6pe'ration on  the part of farmers. -  President Coltart directed, the ceremonies until refreshments were an-  house paints was never so keen, and   110uriced then .the ladies took charge.  vc X X X X X X X X X X XX X X X  X= GRTXmtO|)^yO_TESJ^^==X  He outlined  a  scheme for handling - s; K ;j >{ ��������������������������� K S; >< W >j $t * j{ )( J5  in the North Okanagan 'district the  output  of   beef  cattle,   hogs,   sheep. |     Miss  Helen   Monk   left  this  week  butter, eggs and cereals.  Mr.Knight ,for  Vernon,  where she has   taken  a  urged   the   adoption   of   the   Midget position   in  the  KalamaTka Hotel.  Mill   idea -for   handling   the   valley]     A   number  of     Grindrod     people  took in the dance at Mara last Friday and. report a very enjoyable  evening.  Miss B. Monk is staying off a few  ���������������������������days with friends at Enderby.  Mr. and Mrsf G. D. McEwen were  n  Enderby on business last week.  Don't forget the dance on Friday,  April  30th.  Don't -forget to buy a ticket for  the concert to be held here on May  7th. Tickets for sale at the post-  office* Grindrod, Rev. J. R. Gretton,  A. D. Strou'-ger, H. Tomkinson and  Mrs. Andrews.  Jas. Emeny is the 'latest purchaser of an Overland Four.  wheat, and, pointed to' the folly of  paying freight on wheat shipped out  of the valley and then freight on  flour shipped into fche valley. He  offered 'his services and! equipment  to further this plan to handle these  articles and very vividly showed how  the ranchers are not getting as  much as they should for farm produce. He also produced a sample  of flour made fronn Okanagan wheat,  ground by a Midget Min, at Tabor,  Alta., which, if it should, .prove as  good a bread, flour as it ilooked,  would make as good bread as any  other flour. At the close of this  address a motion by Me?srs. Landman and Ranrmell was passed asking the 'Central Executive to take  immediate action on the resolution  passed at the Annual Convention,  for the fa*mation of a trading company and invite Mr. H. W. Knight  of Vernon, to join them in their deliberations, they to submit a concrete plan of such company to the  members   by June   1st.  W. F. Laidman of Vernon outlined the various acts under which  the    proposed     trading       company  if the work in contemplation can be  ^icn'e this season the community will  gain  muc'h in general iflmpearance.  Proprietors of the jyork'ton Vulcanizing Works, Armstrong, were  in Enderby tbe past Jjweek to look  up business. They "are Old Country  tire workers, arid are- aiming to  build up' a*, reputation for service  that will-mean satisfaction to all.  Mrs. Robson will return from -the  coast within a week or. two greatly  Improved"as the result;JofVhe recent  operation and with every -;;prosJpect  of' ultimate recovery; ". Her. many  friends - will'" be' "deliifhted ; 'to learn  of the happy turn events have taken. '   ". w  Enderby -ladies are /planning to  have a regular "bee" oi������������������ May"* 24th,  when, instead of serving meals and  refreshments as heretofore, in the  church booths', all are going to, get  together in one mighty effort in aid  of the Hospital isolation warfl fund-  Engineer of Public Works Taylor  was in Enderby Saturday last to inspect the bridge ������������������and formally open  it to traffic. It is much to the credit  of Mr. Carson, the builder, and his  bridge gang, that tho .iob - was accepted without a blemish being  noted and: not a word qf comp'aint  by  the government engineer.  Definite arrangements will be  completed next week for the celebration of May 24th. A meeting of  the celebration committee was held  in the City Hall last Friday evening  Tf you live in the .country why  not enjoy some of the comforts of  living in town. A water system and  bath room in your house saves more  labor round, the house than! anything  you can think of. Every farm  house can have a domestic water  supply and bathroom. Consult us  as to the best means of obtaining  ���������������������������this in a satisfactory way at the  smallest cost. Fulton Hardware Co.,  Ltd., "Enderby,  B.  C.  but as a few details* were undecided"  at that time the matter of program  for the day's sports was laid over.  Everything is being done to make  the day a big success.  If a bath room cost $325.00 and  you rented your house for $5.00 per  month more would this $00.00 per  year on a $325.00 investment not  be the best investment you hadi in  your property? Let us put one In  for you. Fulton Hardware Co.,  Ltd., Enderby, B. C.  The Enderby Tennis Association  hope to 'open the club ground for  play on Saturday next, May 1st.  weather permitting, when all interested in the game are invited to attend. Tea will be provdied. Subscriptions for this season will be:  Players���������������������������men, $7.50; -lad'es, $5.00;  children under 15, $1.00; non-  nlayers, $2.00. Secretary, R. R.  Gibbs,  Supt. Godfrey of the -Okanagan  Tc'ephone Co. was in Enderby Wednesday. -He states the construction  gang will be here next week to extend the company's lines to the  brickyard and adjacent territory.  Mr. Godfrey has not been able to  make an investigation of 'the proposed Deep Creek extension yet" and  says he is not in a position to say  anything definite regarding this extension.  The Mberal'ty of their se'ryice and  the excellent quality of the good  'things served warmed the heart of  everybody who had a-heart.  Harry Knight of Vernon was first  called-upon to explain to the audi-  dience the particulars regardingjils  proposed co-operative development  of the district. -He urged closer, development of the co-opeTative movement, particularly - in buying and  selling, by. the farmers, through their  organization. The opening, of the  Vancouver Union Market provided  the way for .the farmers to sell their  live stock in car-load lots, which  would mean -better, prices, and, a  largerr'inarket. The,way was opened  for many improvements . in the  handling of- farm produce and Mr.  Knight urged that advantage be  taken of the opportunity. . He also  pointed to the absurdity of our paying freight on wheat, shipped - out  of the Valley and freight on the  flour shipped into the Valley, when  Midget mills was so easily obtainable and easily operated, with such  excellent results in the production  of the finest flour obtainable.  A  piano  solo  by Mrs.* Lawes  was  much  appreciated.     A  popular  song  by  Mr.  Robinson,  a  n.umber  by  the  Enderby Glee" Club,  and. a duett by  Mrs.   McNab   and   son,   Donald,   and  Mr.  Winter's  fun provokers put the  audience  in'a happy  state of  mind.  Then   followed   an   inspiring   talk  TiTri^o^lJer a"t i \r6^1 i iTelT"^^  man of Vernon,  who drew from the  success     of    the    United     Farmers'  movement  up  to  this .time a  bright  lesson of what the future promised.  Vice-President   Howe   of   Vernon,  a viri'e speaker    of    the , straight-  ���������������������������������������������rom-the-shouIder   type,   talked     on  the great  need  by  the U.  F.  movement of the help of the women and  he ,was thankful to see so many taking  an  active   interest  in   the  work  of   thc   organization.        He  'drew   a  picture   of   what   farm   life   used   to  mean,   when   the   young   men     and  young women turned their backs upon   the  old.  home   and   went  to   the  cities.     He said  this condition  must  end.    There must be no more of it.  Through getting together and, standing  together,   the  farmers-  were  going to make farm life take on a different complexion.    Tt  was going to  be more rosy.    They had waded the  nrudpath of duty long enough .while  the   city   chap   had.  his   paved   sidewalks,   street  cars   and   autos.     The  farmers were now to^ have their innings and they were going to demand  a fairer share of the  world's pleasures and goods in exchange for the  commodity   they  produce.  Following Mr. Howe refreshments  were served, during which Mr.  Brown of Vernon, in his usual fallc-  itous style,   told   the   audience how  pleased   the   Vernon   visitors     were  with     the     entertainment   accorded  them.  ���������������������������   The  floor .was  then   cleared and  Mr. McPherson favored with several  excellent selections  for dancing.  "SHELL-SHOCKED"  Sergt. "J. J." Atherton Tells a Pic  ture Story that is a Winner  A long time ago when, he was in  the newspaper business in the Slocan and the Trout Lake mining.divisions; he was known by the 'boys',  as "J. J." The "big noise" ������������������that  then occupied has time was the  raising of a family of boys���������������������������printer's devils. That was some years  ago���������������������������we'll not confess how many;  but some many. When his family  of . boys had. grown up, the war  broke. Two bf the sons and the  father went Overseas. One of them  did not come back. The other served as a private, and from the ranks'  climbed by sheer force of character  high up into the officer class. Then  when the war closed, he came home  and re-entered his profession.���������������������������a  printer. Tlhe father shouldered a  gun and went Overseas with the  boys. "J. J." saw much that stirred  his high-sLrung temperament. He  sought   expression   through   the   po-.  .tic Muse, and  his  verse  won- fame  *** * . - ���������������������������  immediately  it   was  published.  , He  jecame   known   as "Canada's   soldier  au'reatte.   . Since coming home from  Overseas "Sergt.   "J. "J."  has "stnidied  the art' of expression. Today he has  the only talking picture in the world  that  works" in"' perfect"'synchroniza-'  tion with the speaking of the characters shown upon the screen".  , The    synchronization    is     perfect  or the reason that  Sergt.  Atherton  acted the part  of the shell-shocked-  Major and. spoke the  words as the  photos wc!re taken', and he has now  out   to   repeat    the    words .as   th'e ,  photo   figure , speaks    them-. "    The  story  is   th'at  of   the  Returned  Soldier coming   home   to   the   faithful ���������������������������  wife  and children, and,  not  finding  them' at  diome   owing   to   the   non- ���������������������������  arrival   of  a   te'egram   telling  them _  he was coming, his "marid goes off on .  a    tangent.      Sergt. " Atherton    acts  and   speaks  the  part   we'll,   and   the  show   throughout   wt*|s   Igreatly   ���������������������������appreciated, by a,large audience.  "J.  J."  has  something that  beats  the newspaper game, and his friends  of   the   space-box   and 'shears-   will  glory-in-the=succe'3s^he^is-making^of=  his   "Shell-Shocked."  The report of the tragedy on the-  C. N. R. published last' week was  in one particular, we are pleased'to  say, incorrect. The .returned soldier, Kenneth Potter, w.hose name  was included, is still at Grand  Prairie hospital and is able to say  as Mark Twain once said: 'Reports  of my death veiry <niuc.h exaggerated." His bead was fur. of rocks  ���������������������������but he is doing well. The second  body shipped to Vancouver last  week was one of the three supposed  to have been intenred here. There  were only four men killed in the affair, not five ss previously reported.  . Do yon want hardware, harness,  bicycles, churns, separators, ranges,  paint, alabastine, crockery, ^tinware,  graniteware, screen doors and windows, lino'eum and feltol floor oilcloth, table oilcloth, garden tools,  hay forks, or any of the thousands  of small articles of hardware; then  call, write or phone Fu'ton Hardware Co., Ltd., Enderby, B. C. We  have the goods and are here to  serve you.  Enderby Local U. F. has received  two carloads of .hay which will be  sold to members cash at-the car at  $52.50 per ton. OKANAGAN  COMMONER  THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1920  ^MWWMMMiMAMAAM  ������������������fcanagan Commoner  In which ia merged The Enderby Press and Walker's Weekly  Fublished every Thursday at Euderby, B.C.,  by The  Walker Press, at  per year; $1.00 ������������������ix months.  H. M.  WALKER  THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1920  Bonus the Veterans and Stop Overhead  Of lhc millions which thc Dominion Goveni-  nicnl is spending yearly ia thc rcpal-.iation of  ihc Hclurncd Men/how much goes lo thc men  repatriated and how much lo the overhead in  maintaining  headquarters'  stall's  and   thc  army  supervisors  and  commissioners which arc an  i  o    ....  adjunct���������������������������and a necessary one���������������������������of the. present  repatriation scheme? Mow long can the countrv hope lo carry pn under lhc present burden,  and what is to be-Ihc outcome if, when thc Returned Men now going on the land have spent  thc cash, loaned them by the Government, ihey  'find themselves unable lo make a living on the  land and wilh everything mortgaged to Ih.c hilt?  Thcy can'tf stay on Ihc kind without, further  aid from the Government, and thcy won't move  ofT unless thcy arc offered something better to  go to. This is nol spoken disparagingly oi* the  men who are going on the land. Let it be ad-  milted that thcy will do as well as any men  could do. it is hardly probable they will do much  better lhan thc men who farmed the land before  them. And if. up until prices for farming commodities became abnormal, these men barely  were able to make ends meet, by what stroke of  magic are the Returned Men to make enough off  the land to pay ofT the Government mortgage  and at thc same time make a living for themselves and families when prices of farm produce, arc forced down by the very excess of production by".which the men must live?  Thc Government's scheme of repatriation,  however good it may lookoon paper, has never  mot the wishes of the Returned Men themselves.  Thcy do nol appeal- to have becn consulted before the scheme was put inlo practice, and have  all along asked for son-seining different. . The  men do not like the idea of being wet-nursed  during their   nalurnl -lifetime   by   well-intended.  of the Soldier Settlement  the bonus proposition���������������������������a  lump sum. given them without any strings to it  ���������������������������something all lhcir own that can bc administered without any overhead costs.  This scheme may not result in every Returned  Man getting absolute justice, and some may not  do as well under it as. under thc Government's  repatriation scheme, but tliis is lo be.expected.  Thc fact Lhat thc Returned "Men will not be satisfied with anything less than the bonus scheme,  makes certain that they will get it sooner or  later. And the sooner the Government grants  thc wish cf thc men thc sooner will thcy go, to  work and conditions' in Canada become normal.  The very existence of these icpatrialioh boards,  through, wliich men arc sure of a hand-out of  somc kind, is cerlain to keep thc great mass of  Returned Men "on the rocks." as long as these  financial soup kitchens are kent running. We  bebevo if the Government would say to the men:  "Allright. we'll give you what you ask, but remember, this is final; don't come back foi; anolher helping." il would settle Ihc unrest prc-  the   men   would   go   to   work   and  Jr-  well-salaried   officials  Board.     Thcy  prefer  vailing anr  "sto  Spiritualism  and Its Meaning  deavoring to awaken the sleeping faculty of the^  soul in his fellows to tlie fact that soul consciousness is as certain in the future state as in  this. And with this faculty awakened and in  tune with" thc "Infinite the matter of soul communication, whteher here or there is not to bc  marvelled at.  Whv Not Load Cars to Capacity  ���������������������������===i-**Th c=co mi n g^o f^S i r ^01 i vcr=Lod gci-to-=A-m c ri caMo-  give his scientific lectures on what we know as  spiritualism, may nol mean much onc way or  the other. The. facl that Sir Oliver Lodge lias  experienced communication with those who  have gone before is not surprising. Thousands  of individuals the world over havc had and are  having, daily, such communication, and think  it is noihing to make a noise about. The fact  lhal a scientific scholar of lhc standing of Sir  Oliver Lodge has "discovered" communication  with the other world is possible lends lo the  movemenl samelhing of a swank it did not before possess, and we may expect soon lo hear  very much said and written on thc question of  spiritualism. In America, wherc "mediums" are  as common as doctors, and at about the same  price, wc have become accustomed lo bear talks  similar lo that of Sir Oliver Lodge. Hc dees not  offer anything new. His line of reasoning is as  sound as any other when it comes to dealing  with things ��������������������������� beyond this pale of ($)tcers and  what he knows of the future state has been accepted from thc beginning by large numbers of  individuals in all ages���������������������������but accepted as ��������������������������� thc  world today accepts the precepts of Christ���������������������������an  acceptance without faith and without practice.  Tlie marvelous thing about the visit of Sir  Oliver Lodge to Canada, is the silence, "of th'e  churches on lhe question .of soul consciousness���������������������������  the- onc theme which bottoms all else tin the  estimation of this man of Divine Energy. They  appear to sidc-slep the real message that Sir  Oliver Lodge comes lo America to bring, and  focus their thought upon what is commonly  termed "spiritualism."    Sir Oliver Lodge is cn-  The Jiaulagc capacity of a locomotive is not  based on the number of cars it can handle but  on tbe number of tons. By thc more intensive  loading of cars there will be a reduction in the  cars to be hauled, which means a greater number of cars for distribution to the various shippers throughout thc country.     *  Two or three years ago the public was asked  to co-opera lc with the railways in an endeavor  to prevent car shortage by the heavier loading  of cars and shippers everywhere responded to  this appeal with the result that in the year 1918  thc average load per car on lhc Canadian" Pacific  was 2(5.54, the highest in the history of the Company, but during the past year the results havc  not "been as satisfactory. In 1919 the average  load per car on Ihc Canadian Pacific Railway  was 24.87 tons, a decrease of 1..67 tons per car.  which indicates that somc shippers havc losl  their interest in this most important matter, and  the railway is again appealing to. thc public lo  co-operate with it in the heavier loading of cars  with a view of decreasing the car shortage that  now exists all over thc country and which will  bc morc aggravated in the course of Ih.c ncxt few  months. This shortage can.be greatly reduced  if vou will makeabellcr use of car space.  "Load all cars to their full carrying or cubical  capacity so that thc maximum use will bc obtained." '  "Load freight requiring refrigeration to sale  carrving capacity for the commodity* loaded,  but "understand that tin's class of freight can be  loaded much, heavier than freight requiring refrigeration, although not always to full visible  capacity."-  The Canadian Pacific Railway, realizing hie  importance of<��������������������������� safe transportation of high-class  perishables, such as fruit, vegetables, etc., "has,  during thc past years, expended large sums, in  the construction "or enlarging of ice houses at  various terminal points and equipping them  with up-to-date machinery so as lo enable the  prompt and proper icing of such shipments.  Likewise, il has purchased during the past three  ycars over 5000 charcoal healers,in order to adequately protect such shipments requiring heating during the cold wcalher."' -  And it has built over 1000 new refrigerator  cars and has under construction at thc present  time 500 additional refrigerator cars. Tn the  construction of these cars attention has been  given with a view of making thc brine tank re-  friaerator car efficient for sbinment of fruit and  vegetables. Tn , this connection the Dominion  Government in a bulletin issued some time ago  made thc following remarks:  "Thc Canadian Pacific Railway has been making progress in building imnroved refrigerator  cars of thc brine tank type, lhc most notable improvement being in lhc permanently raised  floor racks that are slatted and allow a live-inch  space beneath the load to allow cold air to circulate from thc end toward the centre of the car.  These' cars also have vents in Ihe tanks so that  sbinment? may be sent under ventilation when  so desired."  Experiments carried on by the railway company havc demonstrated that this is th^ m^st  dofii rabl e-ca r=Vfo i^thcuJransD.ojitaiion - of alLbi <?h_.  class perishable commodities and in Mic construction of the 500 cars now being built special  attention  is being given  to ventilation features.  The Mess at Ottawa.  When a governmcnl is as far gone lhat portfolios  are shifted from one to the other of the cabinet  members so that bye-elections shall not be necessary that government admits lhat it no longer  has" thc right to office and is afraid of the decision of the people. Union government was  launched with high ideals (on the part of the  electors) and might havc won a high reputation  in history if it had dissolved at the termination  of it's mandate; today it stands a farce and a joke  held in position only by the love ������������������������������������������������������ of office and  hoping against hope that something can be  trumped up to act as an excuse for a further  lease of life whether it be Bolshevism or a decision on a naval policy. Borden knows his incompetency and that, not ill health, was thc reason for his proffered resignation wliich was not  acceptable to his principal colleagues only because they could not decide among themselves  which one was to receive the position vacated.  Thcy did everything under the sun to get rid of  him, then quarreled about.thc spoils and decided  that nobody should have it. Is it any wonder  that the people of Canada from coast to coast  arc shouting for a change and demanding a government���������������������������Conservative, Liberal, Farmer or La������������������  bor, it matters not which, as long as by it wc  get rid of the mess at-Ottawa?���������������������������Farm and Homa  Our Stock of Paint and  o41abastine is now  complete  Cleveland Bicycles V..'". Price,  $65.00  Bike Outer and Inner Tubes.  Bike Repairs and Accessories.  Wc have just received direct from the  factory, a large assortment of McCLARY'S  FAMOUS STOVES and RANGES.  Greal West Saddlery Co. Harness and Harness parts.  Do you want a Bathroom put in?  Builders' Hardware, Nails, Locks, Hinges  and Wire.  CO  Plumbing Heating Tinsmithing  ENDERBY, B.C.   OVERLAND CARS  ������������������"Wc handle the Overland 4 in Enderby, and=  will bc pleased to show you its many good points  and to demonstrate    ils    standard   quality  as a -  utility car as well as onc of stylish linesJand c^sy  riding..  If you want your new OVERLAND FOUR ttiit Spring  place your order NOW.  Jas. McMahon & Son       ; Enderby  MEN'S CLOTHING  'O J " - ' -a'   , s   .  We carry Jlhc best in-each line that can be procured in Canada:  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 Cauada. ���������������������������  W. G. & R. Fine Shirts, starched and lounge collars.  Boulter Waugh Hats and^Caps, made in Canaeia.  Gents' Enrol  P, B, PILL  shings five R&ses j^owr I  Groceries  (������������������  lives cream now lost by all other separators  Purdue bulletin No. J16) because it skims clj|n   at-widely.-varying speeds. PeliverS-eyefi-creafn  at all speeds.    Simple Tubular bowl���������������������������no discs.  ������������������";:r/c"���������������������������' mm mm no.  * A name that stands for the best in hotel service  King Edward Hotel    &.&������������������DMBY     Enderby  Farms for Sale  I have several good hay and steel;  anches   for  sale,   from   130   to   330  acres   each.     Apply   for   prices   and  erms.  KG. RORKE  Box 171 Enderby  Jas. Pickson  REAL  ESTATE,  INSURANCE  GENERAL AGENT  Bell Block Enderby  SHAKES FOR SALE���������������������������Apply, Harry  Worth,  Lumfcy  P.O. j29-tf  Farmer's Sypply  Store  MARA, 3. C,  Specials, for Cash !  Every   Saturday  until  further notice  we will allow ������������������ special discount of .-.*'  5 per cent on all purchases.  N. Pavjo*,  Mara  Palace Livery  Ed. Sparrow, Prop.  Vernon Road Enderby A  ��������������������������� ^  ���������������������������THURSDAY,. APRIL 29, 1920  GENERAL NEWS  IN BRIEF  (By C: P. K. Ttlegrnph.}.  Vancouver, B. C.���������������������������The February  ���������������������������latch of fish* in the 1'Yaser^ rirer  .isherics district is valued al $31 CSS.  i'hls is almost uo.i ,!o the catch for  the same mont"i  last   year. I  OKANAGAN  COMMONER  mmfm0m0^m0B^msiim^������������������i^m^m^m^im^m^mm\^iirm^^B^i*  Consul, Sask.���������������������������rl he Imperial Oil  Company has filed an oil claim on  twenty sections ol land south of here  ���������������������������jlong Battle Creek. Wells will be  bunk   in  the  spring.  Chicoutimi, P. Q.���������������������������Work has-been  commenced on the erection of the  model city fi Sagueniy b> the Pvice  Bros. Companv, which will coat  about $20,000,000. U will contain  100 houses at the cu'sct. buil. of  brick and will be ekc:r:cally heated  and lighted.  ��������������������������� Huntingdon. *B. C- Stimns Indian  Reserve,   comprising    160    acres   of  :iand watered" by the Little Gumas,  has been purchased by the So'.dier  Settlement Board for soldier settlement and" will  be divided  into  four  : farms.  j Winnipeg, Man.���������������������������A sale of farm  hand, amounting to q quarter of a  i million dollars, was ofT-ctod recently to Charles Apple^ate of Minneapolis, representing a number of  Iowa farmers. Th j :?ml sold is in  the Humboldt dj'tHct. and the purchasers will arr.vo over the C.P.R.  v-<n time to get the seed in this  O-Wi-ring."  Th    hpk,    ronto. Ont.���������������������������Growing c rations  the province arp  reported  on all  .'     *s  as  very   favorable,   fall   wheat  } betas in very  good  shape and  preparations  for  seeding     well     under  way     Fruit  growtvs  pit   op*t-*mistic  over  the season's prospects-.    Many  farms are changes hand? nnd wages  of farm help has reached the record  J of from $600 to 750 per year.  '' Vancouver. B C ���������������������������"The steel  !freighter. S.S. "War Charger." built  ���������������������������'by J. Coughlan and Sons, was recent-  Jly sold to Greek" operators for $1,-  ���������������������������800.000.  Ottawa, Ont.���������������������������It is expected by  industries interested that there will  be Introduced at the present session  of parliament legislation permitting  private firms to manufacture in-  * dustrial alcohol. This is at 'he present a government monopoly and the  production   .s  considerably  short of  ��������������������������� tbe supply, ibe paint Indjigtrv among  Others being badly affected-  i    Alsask, Sask.���������������������������Gold, was found In  a shallow well on a farm ten -lilea  wrest of here, and already twenty-  flve claims have been taken out In  the sector. Tbe gold was assayed at  Calgary and declared to be the  genuine metal. The well is located  near an old creek or river bed and"  is said to be ideally situatsd for  placer mining.  yorkton, Sask.���������������������������Two local men  fcave started a Belgian horse farm  and secured Iheir nucleus of seven  animals from George Rupp of Lamp-  tnan. famous all over tho American-  continent .as a breeder of high-class  Belgians. They also purpose bringing stock to the province from the  pig farms of the. United States.  Quebec,s P. Q.���������������������������Five new agricultural districts have been created  In tbe province for the advancement  and further dev?lopment of modern  farming. - The-e districts v> supplied with agricultural experts who  ljive=advice=on���������������������������all���������������������������branches^of_t*he_:  pursuit and encourage up-to-date  farming methods.  Fredericton. N. B ���������������������������An ins'stent  demand has been made that a  thorough investigation of the possibilities of harnessing the tides at  the bead of the Bay of Fundy. as a  power development proposition, be  made. Jt is believed that villi the  fcelp of tbe rail wo ys the project  could be carried out succ<*-s-fully,  and some investigation,, work has  been undertaken.  Fredericton. N. B.���������������������������T'-o transfer  0t the crown "lanrls held by the  'estate of the late Sir William Van  Home a former prrsid-nt o" the  iC.P.It. to the Dalhousie l.ir"brr Co.,  W subsidiary of the Int������������������rnat,on,'l  'Paper Co. of New -York, has been  Accomplished. The lanli rennet of"  122% square mllen in Northumberland Count:,-, on  the  Seipenfino.  Calgary, Alta.���������������������������Arrnnser.T-nf. ��������������������������� h-*������������������vo  been made by tho Belgton povcrn-  ment for credits amounting to ton  million dollars* for tho purchase of  western Cnnr.rtl?n cattle. Since tho  sinning of thc armialica, a Jarge  trade In livestock has been maintained with Belgium and Franco,  GENERAL NEWS  IN BRIEF  < iiy C P. R. Telegraph.)  Lethbri'due. Alta.���������������������������The Lethbridge  Brick Con.p������������������iny have commenc-d  operations with a capacity of 15,000  bricks a day. which they expect to  increase shortly to the full capacity  of 35.000 bricks.  Sydney, N S.--A largo order for  rods aud bars hr.s been secured from  the Japanese government by thc  Dominion Steel Corp iralion. which  will keep the rod and bar mill in  operation   for a   lous   time to come  Edmonton,   Alta.���������������������������A   new   market  fo.   the Alberta    potato    crop    wa*6  opened   up  .-ecently    when5  a    first  consignment of  a carload    of    this  vegetable was senrto San Francisco.  - Winnipeg, Man.���������������������������Theo fi-.st raper*  bag manufacturing company in the  west will be established here *n tho  near futuio The Western Canada  Paper Bag Co. is at present being  organized by A. Scabrook. and < ~'r'p-  ment costing $50,000 being purchased  for' the plant.  Charlottetown. P.R.I.���������������������������With the  slogan of "Srerd ycur vacation in  CanadaV bc:n������������������ taken up everywhere,  Prince Edward Island is looking  forward to a large holiday traffic  and    a    great    influx    of    visitors.  Virdcn. Man.���������������������������Dairying is making  rapid strides in Manitoba. In 1912,  55 cars of .creamery butter were imparted; in "1913 the number drepp-d  to 35; and in 1911 to 20 ca,rs. In  1915, 50 cars were exported; in 1916,  68 cars; in 1917. 96 cars; in 191S,  176 cars; and in 1919, 150 carloads  left  the  province.  St. John's, Nfld.���������������������������The Minister ol  Marine and Fisheries, who' has just  returned from the United Kingdom  and Europe, states that great interest in Newfoundland affairs is  being taken in England and that  capitalists are more* ineliier1 than  ever to embark on the exploitation  of the colony's natural resources.  Halifax, N. S.���������������������������Arrang-mcnts have  been made to employ a wireless  equipped fisheries protection cruiser  during the coming season for the  purpose of scouting mackerel in  order that fishermen may be advised  of the arrival of schools, the:r  location, approximate size and  direction and" movement. ''  Montreal, P.Q.���������������������������A total sum of $5,-  093.120 . was realized at the . fur  auction sales here. Prices <������������������vere  proportionately higher than at the  New York and St. Louis Sales,  beaver bringing as high as $100  each, moleskin $1.50, muskrat $7.50,  wolf $45.25, white fox $70.00, fltcb  f 3.30, lynx $62.50, fisher $345.00, silver fox *|1,225.00.  Victoria. B C���������������������������Canadian Holstein  cattle are highly regarded in Australia, according to If. A. Simmons,  wbo recently delivered a small herd  of these cattle there. He claims that  the Holsteins bred in the Antiprdes  are not as good as the Canadian bred  stock and is making preparations  to assemble another herd for export.  Regina, Sask.���������������������������More settlers are  coming into "Saskatchewan from the  United States this spring than at any  time since the outbreak of tbe war,  according to figures which bave been  received by local C.P.H. officials.  Whiie this influx is considerable, it  -is-said^by-these-same=railwaynien"to"  bs nothing to what may be expected  later in the summer. During the  first three weeks - of the month  twenty settlers arrived here from  U. S. points on their way to land  they had taken up. Five carloads of  settlers' effects were registered at  Portal as passing through to points  in thi' province and twenty-three  care to Alberta points. Settlers art*  also coming through JCingsgate an4  ESmerson, the traffic at. the latter  place being particularly heavy an4  m mtny *��������������������������� 46 carloads of effect*  passing through tbe port of -vtrj,  t* ��������������������������� 4������������������7. '  Salmon from British Columbia Fisheries  14VE  STOCK J3XCHANGE  We buy and sell Pairy Cows and  Horses;   also Saddles,  Harness,  etc.  Fresh cows always on hand.  H. A. ALLISON,  Phone Armstrong, ft. C.  EGGS FOR HATCHING  White Wyandottes and  S.  C.  White  Leghorns,   $1.50   per setting  of  15.  Pekin Ducks at $1.00 per setting  (Our pre-war prices.)  .   MRS   JOHN   jM-cKAY,  Waterside a8-3p Enderby  HAftJiEP  PLYMOUTH   "ROCKS  Just a\few grand Breeding Cockerels left! from $3.50 to $10.00.  Eggs for hatching, $2.00, $3.50 and  $5.00 a setting. All stock and eggs  from   our  champions.  H.   A.   ALLISON,  mll-tf Armstrong  FOR SERVICE  Young Holstein Bull for service  for a limited number. Persons' desiring tlhe use of this animal iniust  arrange before hand to avoid disappointment,  apr 1- F. HASSARD, Enderby.  XJfL.Io*<f:zrirpr> Selrncrrt, t^otti. S&ctms*^ Westfm 77is/eK &T?*+isft. CbTz/mEz<3.  There are salmon and isalmcn, but  the finest specimens of this sporting  fish come from the waters of British Columbia, . There is a vaTiety ol  ealmon on the Atlantic coast which  is highly prized as a delicacy, but the  ������������������upply is very limited; the catch on  the Pacific coast is about thirty  times as large and a-Lso very fine in  size and quality.  Salmon canning is one of the principal industries of British Columbia  and the Fraser River catch is now  almost looked upon with envy owing  to the tremendous decrease of the  salmon catch in the State "of Washington, where the famous variety  called "Sockeye" once abounded in  t*uget Sound in such enormous quan  tities. It is now feared that unless  :he United Stateis Government prohibit hshing in Puget Sound the  ^almon industry will suffer.  To date the State of Washington  has failed to accede to "the Canadian  proposals for a joint control of the  Pugtt Soi'nd and Fraser River fisheries, but the Dominion Government  is again taking the matter up, proposing a joint protection for fifteen  years.  The season for salmon fishing is  ���������������������������-.hort, being about 48 days in" the  Frnscr River secLion and about 62  days, inciuoins Sundays, for the  northern canners. The British Co-  lumb a ca'ch runs a>om 1500.000  cases of 48 pound's each a year.  There are five varieties���������������������������Sockeye,  averaging 6 pounds, maturing in the  fourth year; Quinnet, 18 to 30  pounds, sometimes reaching 100  pounds,-maturing, between the fourth  and sixth year; Silver, 3 to 8 pounds,  mature at three years; Pink, 3 to 6  pounds, mature at two years, and  Chum,' L9 to 12 pounds, mature at  three to six years. ,-  -  All these fish return once on maturity to spawn in the stream where  they were hatched, and both sexes  die after spawning. The main fisheries are^the Fraser River, Skeena  River, Naas River. "Rivers Inlet and  around Vancouver Island The "fish  are caught- in gill nets,. and seines  and by trolling.  fvesh ^sh for  Friday  GEO. JR. SflAflPP  Wholesale  and  Retail  Rulcher  Enderby, JP. C  Under the automobile act, motorists meeting with accidents are  compelled to report to the ipolice  within six hours, if such occurs in  a city, and within twenty-four hours  if the accident should take place in  a district municipality or in an unorganized district.  A. BEEVES  W.M.  A.F.*A.M-  Enderby l^odge No. 40  Regular meetings first  Thursday on or after the  full moon at 8 p. m. in Masonic Hall- VisitinR  brethren cordially invited  C. H. BEEVES  Secrotnrv  ENDERBY   U)PGP  No. 36. K. of P.  Meeti 1st 4 3rd Monday eve  in Masonic Hall.   Visitoracor-  dially invited to attend.  WM. ANDERSON. C. C  H. M. WALKER. K. R. S  R. J. COLTART. M.F.  EbllEKA U>DGE NO 50  I. O. O. F.  Meets every* Tuesday evening at 8  o'clock.   Visiting brothers cordially-  invited.  W. E. Duncan, N.G.  P. K. Glen, V. G.  H. A. Teece, Sec.   Enderby Branch G. W. V. A.  The Enderby branch of the G. W.  V. A. meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the Drill Hall at 8 o'clock  p.m. All visiting comrades are \vel-  comc. ���������������������������. E. A. Robertson, Sec.  PUBMC NOTICE  No cattle allowed on  "Range"at  Grindrod.  apr l-4t J.  A.   CARLIN,  Owner.  riririririririririirrriri wrrrwnwrtMar  ������������������ ���������������������������  'r  1j  Enderby  Hospital Drive  We need your help. . .  . It is our intontion this year to raise the sura of  $2,500 -to build and equip ������������������in isolation ward <-in connection with the present hospital building.  We are confident the people of Enderby, Grindrod,  Mara and Mabel "Uake districts are prepared to back  up our efforts".  If all will do so the objective will be reached with,  out hardship to anyone."  To start with, it is our purpose to canvass the districts named, above for members. The -membership tee  is only $1.00. Anyone so disposed may contribute more  than the membership feeT"  An isolation ward 'is necessary if the effectiveness  of the Enderby Hospital is .to be maintained.  You know this as well as we' do.     *    a    ������������������  Knowing it, we feel you will be only too pleased to  help us.  It is our purpose to start a "Drive" for the amount  necessary to build and equip the isolation ward.   In_aid of _this .drive a subscription_list_has_been   opened  This list will be open up to May 13th.  On May 13th canvassers will cover the Grindrod-  Mara.Mabel I^ake districts.  To enable them to do so four automobiles will be  required one day each. Automobile owners willing to  contribute  will  kindly notify the Hospital Board.  Between May loth and 24th canvassers A"ill cover  Enderby city and district.  The "Drive" will end on  May 24th, TAG DAY.  As already stated, we require the assistance of ALL.  Help us and we will soon have one of the most  completely equipped little hospitals in the Interior of  B. C.  Don't say "No."  Enter this Drive with the interests of the district  at heart and see how quickly and easily the objective  will  be reached.  ENPERliy  ffOSPITAT' UOARP.  CHAS.   HAWKINS, MRS.   GEO.   R.  SHARPE,  President. ��������������������������� Secretary.Treasurer.  KIBBBBBBOI  A  C. SKALING, B. A.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  insurance  Bell Blk.  Enderby, B.C.  rww.wwwwwwwwww  The Salmon Arm Farmers' Exchange will operate a lime-sulphur  spray factory on an experimental  basis this year, and if the results  prove satisfactory, future operations  will be conducted on a much larger  scale.     ��������������������������� ��������������������������� OKANAGAN  COMMONER  rv|?*:  hr ^r mr  mr  mr  sr  mr  *������������������r  ***r fcr vr fcr fcr fcr fcr fcr  ** 3* rt   st  st  st  st  st  st  st  St  st  st  *** st st  mo  Contains t\o alvira  IP**  We unhesitatingly recommend Magic Baking  Powder as being the  best and purest������������������baking  powder possible to  produce. It possesses*  elements of food that  have to do the building  up cf braiiv and nerve  matter and is absolutely  free from alum or  other injurious  substitutes.  i i v : * ��������������������������� i  Would you like your home made  comfortable for the winter of 4921;  then consult us now as to the"'best  method oi* heating same in a satis-  tory manner and at smallest cost.  Fulton Hardware Co., Ltd., Enderby, B.  C.  MARA   XEWS  X  Under the automobile act, motorists meeting with accidents arc  compelled to report, to the police  within six hours, if such occurs in  ;\ city, and within twenty-four hours  ii* the accident should take place in  a district municipality or in an unorganized  district.  sr  sr  sr  sr   sr  sr   sr  sr   sr  sr  sr  sr sr   sr  sr  sr  3*i js  jS  ������������������ .������������������������������������ ������������������ ������������������ ������������������ ������������������ x* ���������������������������������������������>������������������ rs  ������������������ *^ rs  rs  cMrs. Wm. Cadden and son, Clary,  took Saturday's train, for Enderby,  Clary staying over until Monday  night.  T. Gray left oh Friday fo,r a trip  ���������������������������to  Victoria. .   ���������������������������>  E. Gray spent a few days at home  returning to Sicamous on Monday's  train.      -    " *    <.  Miss Douglas spent Monday in  Armstrong, returning on Monday's  train.  Delegates were ap)ioinie<l to attend the U. F. district convention  at Enderby hist Thursday, but at the  last moment were unable to make  the journey.  The ladies held a meeting on  "Wednesday to work out the details  which were allotted to them7in connection witih the Mara Day celebration, and wc are assured that they  will be found ready and wii'ling to  do  t:he:r part  to  make  it  a success.  .The dance on Friday proved another success, several loads coming  from Armstrong, also from' Enderby and Grindrod and all spent an  enjoyable evening. The quality of  the music received, very favorable  comment.  Geo. Little is leading a fishing  party down the lakes. In-J'he party-  is Fred Dean and his brother Joe  of Vernon. Already, some of the  Mara tables have sampled some nice  specimens of the trout* family and  are   calling   for   more.-  The last few warm days have enabled the fanners to get busy on  J the l;-:idj They are losing no time  in  getting the crop  in.  Armstrong School     j ^  Tho building is to bo of solid  brick on concrete foundation anrl- of  two, stories ���������������������������h.i'gih. There' wil'l be  twelve class rooms in all and private rooms for principal and teachers. Eight drinking, fountains are  to be installed'and the entire building   wired   for   electric   lighting.  In the basement, in a"dditibn to  the boiler room and store room, the  and1 many other fine specimens whic'h  are left standing. . It., has been suggested that in these grounds a most  suitable place could be found for a  Soldiers' War Memorial, erected by  the children through popular subscription.   .  The large 'level stretch, back of the  building will be used as a play  ground. The east is to be reserved  for the girls and on the this side Is  to be found the tennis couirts which  wore   once   used   by   the   Armstrong  Manual     Training     and      Domestic |  Science   equipment   will   be  'located.   Tennis   Club,   but   now  to     be     the  property of the school. The boys  have   the   west  side   with  -plenty   of  Adjoining the' Domestic Science  room, a girls' lunch room and a  boys' lunch room will bo convenient-1 ���������������������������oom fo1' ������������������ S������������������od bfl������������������ r,cl(T stretching  I-  tl,ejback   and   westward   to   the     rising  ly    situated.        Here    daily    at  noon hour, will bo -prepared, and!*?���������������������������"1"1 which at Present is to  served hot stows, soups, etc. Tlierel Ve^ r������������������'r a ^atnvRl park-like growth,  ed, hot stews, -soh-pb. etc. There!The ������������������l������������������b>' *���������������������������unds must supply plen-  will also be in the basement, a boys' ^ of sPace f������������������1' a11 of tho srades. In  play   room   and   toilets   and   a  girls'  a suitable location will be placed the  plav room and toilets. Every stairs  and the hal1! floors will be built of  concrete.  The heati.ng system calls for two  '"fifteen-foot" return tubular boilers  ���������������������������to heat the entire building by steam,  and equipped with controlling valves  for regulating the heat and ventilation. ��������������������������� There will be a five h. p.  electric motor Lo operate the ventilating fan.  A plan of the entire grounds is to  be sumitted by Mr. J. W. Gibson,  Director of Agricultural Education,  and a supply of trees, shrubbery and  ornamental pi'ants will be furnished  by Mr...Gibson fronn the Government  nurseries at-Essondale. Almost the  entire, front of the grounds will be  reserved- for-lawn, drives and ornamental planting." A beautiful grove  of the native trees will.be .preserved  swings, teeter-boards, slides, ropes,  sand-pile and full -play-grounds  equipment for the little tots.  Some method of transportation  will be provided to bring the children from tho country each morning  iandi take them������������������home at night. The  transportation question has not as  yet been settled. Certain plans are  in mind but at a little later date this  feature of tho system will receive  fonsiderationi '  JLTRY.    RAISING    AS   A . VOCATION  fc"l>HH VnmmHr*mr=mnam  Although the value of poultry and are barror" plymouth rocks. In 1918  poukrj products in* thc thice . Mr. C. A.'Crossfleld, who is incharge  prairie p.ovmccb of Cs^nada amount  ed to mo.e lhan twoh o and a half  million do"aia in 1919, it cannot bc  said that the poultry Industiy in  these pioMiices is anything moie  "���������������������������Uvan* irTiiiie-iire-with^tho- majoi ity-  of farmeis Tho h.yh pucos paid  for eggs during the last few years,  however, has caused farmers to  turn their attention to the possibilities of poultry raising as a  means   of   increasing   their   income,  of the poultry section at the expert  mental station at Lethbridge, trap-  nested about 150 hens - Of these 94  hens which had laid more than 150  eggs during 1918, included 37 which  p r^uflced=^2 00-=^and^=mor-ef=���������������������������w er-e-  selectc-d. These were mated with  cockerels of a good egg producing  strain, and out of the hatchings of  last spring 220 pullets wore taken.  These 220 birds were divided into  flocks  of  fifty-five  each  and  penned  This is shown by the ivt^'rst which i together in the fall.  is being taken in the teachings of  thf agricultural co! leges and the  Dominion and -Provincial Government experimental farms throughout thc country. .-Farmers are looking for advice rcgardina poultry,  and arc endeavoring ���������������������������* to put into  practice thc valuable information  made available by the agricultural  coll^'-'os  and   experimental   farms.  The work that is -being done at tho  Dominion Experimental Farm at  Lethbridge, A11"ort:i. is characteristic  of what similar institutions throughout thc country arc doing, and indicated the enormous profit possibilities poultry .raising in the  prairie provinces offers, if the profession is taken seriously. At ������������������������������������������������������ this  farm a return of no less than $90  v.-e'ikly is being received from a  flock of 220 hens which require but  part of Uie time of onc man to look  after them.  The value of the poultry at thc  Lethbridge Experimental Farm is  measured by the number of eggs a  hen lays. Many of the best bird?  at the farm would not stand very  high in the estimation of a judge ai  at a poultry show. But they are  e?g producers, and eggs mean more  revenue to the farmer; and it. is the  object of the Experimental Farm to  teach the farmer methods that will  produce more, revenue.  }**"?r- flock which produces such  K..rtiFfaclory results has been got together by intelligent selection of  proved   laying  strains.       The  birds  W^M^mA  r-itiwiiTi-w  senco of  lit of ?1.12 each during "the month   vic'ed.    Good clean straw covers the  One lot was placed in the pen last  October, a month earlier than the  rest.    These fifty-five hens netted a  vm  ot December. They laid 1,083 eggs-  more than nineiy dozen���������������������������which -were  sold wholesale at 90c a dozen.  Every hen laid during the month.  Onc pullet laid thirty eggs- in the.  thirty-one days, Many others laid  twenty-five and' twenty-six each in  the same period. The average number of eggs laid by the pullets in  this pen during the month was  somewhat less than twenty eggs  each.  The pens for the other birds were'  not ready unt'il the middle of November, and the results in December  were not quite so good in these pens  as in the one just mentioned. They  were, however, very satisfactory.  All but seventeen hens laid. One  hen laid thirty eggs, yielding a gross  return of ?2.20 for the month. This  is a good deal more than the cost of  its keep, which some farmers are  well satisfied to get from their hens  during the winter months. These  pens were doing much better later  and iu January fourteen dozen eggs  were bo'ng taken *��������������������������� from the four  pens daily. This works out at about  one hundred dozen eggs a week, and  at present prices means a return of  $90 a wool:  from 220 hens.  Mr. Crossfh-ld claims there is no  great secret in getting such results  as these from poultry in Southern  Alberta.     The   dry  atmosphere,   the  sunshiny days, and the absence  rain during . the hatching season  contribute greatly to the successful  raising of strong and healthy chicks.!  The housing of the birds is Very!  simple and can be duplicated at lit-1'  tie expense by any farmer, or by  .any-one^else_asiajj������������������atter=_o.Lfact,jvho^=  might, want to take up chicken raising as a profession. The floor of  in the pen is the ground and the roosts  are about three feet away from the  ground. The roosting space has a  covering of canvas which is placed  over the openings at night to prevent draughts. The heat from the  hens is thus confined to a small  space and no artificial heat is pro-  floor.  During the cold weather tho hens  are given a mixture of two parts of  corn nnd six p.arts wheat in addition to their other feed which consists of'oats, bran, shorts, and cornmeal in equal parts, as well as  green alfalfa leaves, grit, oyster  shell and charcoal. In warmer  weather the corn and wheat ration  is reduced. Clean water is always  available. The food is given in  ^hoppers which are arranged a few  inches from  the ground.  It would be interesting to .see what  results could be obtained in Western  Canada from specializing in poultry  raising on a farm where the greater  part, if, not the whole of the crops,  would.be grown for. feeding the  poultry. On account of the great  variety of crops that .can be grown  on an irrigated farm it would seem  that these farms pffer special advantages to anyone wanting to  make poultry his profession; but  satisfactory results could undoubtedly be obtained from almost anywhere  in the prr-;rie provinces. Tho pos-  ���������������������������sibilities of the industry are being  realized, however, and during the  last six months . reports have been  received of more than a dozen  different people who have started,  or who have planned to -.begin  poultry raising on a cammer.cial  scale. -     ���������������������������-- ��������������������������� ���������������������������***���������������������������  THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1920  Want Ads  3c a word first insertion, 2c ft word# each insertion thereafter; 25c minimum chursre; - 7.0c extra  whore cash doei not accompany order.   ���������������������������  FOV. TRUNKS A.\J>  LEATHER JJAOS - _   ,  you    cannot    do    better    than  -'-   select from' our --line" as'sort-  " ment.      These    goods    are  as  n lasting in  their wear as they  are  ATTRACTIVE TN      *  APPEARA-VCE o  We' have been able to purchase a large line, made of  strong materials, to be so"d  to you at a prices t'hat is decidedly cheap. *-'���������������������������  .   cidedily  cheap.  ENPERJJYSUPP^y CO.  .. Enderby, B. C.  FOR SALE���������������������������A brick cottage on Regent street, near river; lot 72x290  feet; hot and cold water, fixtures;���������������������������  four rooms and bath; good concrete   cellar;   no   encumbrances;  title clear. Price, $2,000.00 cash.  Apply, Mrs, * 11. H, Binch, 4 427  7th W.,  Point Grey, B. C.    ap29-4  FOR SALE���������������������������in tons No. 1 Oats at  $Sr>.00 per ton at tho- Woods'  Ranch.     Furnish' your own  sacks.  FOR.  SALIC���������������������������One  man  stunup puller  (Kirs.lin).       Apply       Pemberton.  Mara   Road. ap29-2p  ������������������  FOR   SALE '������������������������������������������������������  One   S-disc   orchard  harrow.     John   MjcKay,   Enderby.  ap2!)-3tp  FOR SERVICE���������������������������Registered Jersev  ibull, Mabel Lake road, 3 miles. I-I.  Aldin. , ap2!)  Save the cost  of a new  hat  Our Hat Dye will make the old  hat  look  as  good  as new.  ATX   COLORS  When sjsiinft' olesmiiiR the. yariX nnd  outbuildings,   use   Crude   Carbolic  (������������������<������������������r Cliloijdc of Lime to disinfect  and   sweeten   the   atmosphere.  A. Reeves  -  Druggist and Stationer.  ENDERBY  Fresh 4t6ck of  Neilson's.  Chocolates  just receive^  TWP jpoiMTfiAli VARJJ2TY  STOWI5  Postoffice one door East   .  ENDERBY,  B.C.  Armstrong Vulcanizing Worjs*  AUTO   TIRES     .  REBUILT  filow-Oiits  and  Rim  Cuts   Repaired  Rebuilt   Tires  30x3   1-2  from  $.10.00  -T u bes7-"f rbrrf-$l75-0���������������������������  SOME  SNAPS   IN  LARGE   SIZE  TIRES  Fordston Tractors  Most economical and effective to operate; most serviceable tractor any farmer can invest in. It will pay you to  investigate.     Let us show you.  V*    Electric*! trouble a specialty.  RANP'S GARAGE ENPER&Y  Ford Pealer and Repairs.  of Barringhal) Coffee  (Soluble)        'o  More Coffee for less money.    1 lb in each jar.  Try a Jar  Buy your Water Glass NOW.  Agents for Massey-Harris farm implements  TEECE & SON  ENDERBY  Subscribe for the Commoner: $2 a year

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
https://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.xenderby.1-0179244/manifest

Comment

Related Items