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There is no exercise in connection  with school work that is more interesting than this Christmas holiday  performance, and there is nothing  which, gives a clearer understanding  of the teaching ability of the teachers and the spirit of co-operation ancl  cco-ordination existing between teacher and pupil.  The Opera House was packed to  the doors and every foot of standing  room was occupied. It is doubtful if  the playhouse over held,, a better  pleased audience Certainly the performance of the little boys and girls  was a revelation and reflected great  ^credit upon the teachers who took  the children in hand for the training  barely two weeks before.  In this connection special credit is  due Miss Morley, whose training  made her quick to detect a weakness  and prompt t0 discover and make.the  most of a' child's particular inclination, with the result that many of the  numbers were put" on in a manner  clearly ahead of anything heretofore  ��������������������������� enjoyed in children's performances  here. It was hard to believe that two  weeks before these little children did  not know a movement of the step  dances which were so well given, nor  a word of the class songs and choruses, dialogues, etc. >   .   -  At no time did any of the children  show evidence of "stage fright," or  become confused in either their" lines  or-the intricate drill movements.., .Indeed, the performance throughout  was of a very-high order and could  not have been better.  - ts   ���������������������������  .  .Tq ��������������������������� the"- parents, too,- who co-operated with the teachers, much credit is  due for the splendid costuming of the  children, the characters portrayed being appropriately dressed even down  to the smallest detail.  Owing to illness it was impossible  for Mr. Bryant, chairman of the Board  of School Trustees, to act as chairman,' and this duty was well taken by  Mr. Keatley, of the high school.  Master Tony Forster made ^ the  "opening speech," and, on behalf "of  the other little tots welcomed the audience and promised' to give all- a  good time.  The girls and boys of Miss Beaty's  class sang the opening chorus, "Ring  _Ye -Merry-Chimes."-the _following_tak;  The following little ones in Miss  Woods class gave the 'Hands Clasped'  song and drill: Oilve Graham, Verna  Demerdinfi, Beatrice Halssard. Gertrude Rands, Nellie McMartin, Clara  Fairnhurst, Florence Eutice, Betty  Gilders, Mary Murphy, Irene Fulton.  Bessie Harvey, Annie Anderson, Nelson Stevenson, Keno Imanaki, Austin  Blackburn, Frank Folkard,, Trixie  Burnham, George Hugl^es, Allen Glen,  Berry Speers, Chris Allam, Gordon  Hassard, Segard Fredrickson, Charles  Monteith, Percy Monteith, Roy Robinson, Willie Freeman, Rosina Charlie,  Harry Cowper, George Griffiths, Victor Skejie, Coleen Cowper.  Dorothy Stevenson, Eva Reed, Ella'  Baird, Patricia MacKay, Jean Glen  Elsie Hawkins. Ina Fulton and Maggie Bowes gave fche "Fan" drill very  gracefully '"they all being appropriately costumed to make the color  effect most striking.  Mary Walker gave "Hattie's Views  on Housekeeping," in a manner that  left no, chance for mistaking her  meaning.       ~ "  "Alice Blue Gown,"- was sweetly  sung by Evelyn Hawkins and Mabel  Cameron, and then Gertrude Rands  and Charles Monteith, showed how  frankly "Dot Entertains."    -  choiuses, and was splendidly given.  Bennie Carlson recited the theme of  the flag "All in One," and under the  Union Jack were Margaret Frazer,  Ruby Waterson, Luella Bader, Edna  Carefoot, Vera Gardner, Howard  Speers, Joe Lucas; under the Canadian flag, Berna Martin, Wesley  Baird, Ray Gold; Scottish flag, Edith  Graham, Cecil Miller, Chester Water-  son; Irish flag, Elsie Sherlow, Martin  Drashing, Edwin Antilla.  During the evening the, girls of the  Hydro-Electric Development   *  Would Solve Many Problems  The suggested plan for organizing  the North Okanagan district, ancl including Salmon Arm, in a county incorporation for the purpose of conserving and developing its waterpower  as a county-owned proposition, while  conceded to be feasible and the practical way of conserving the- e great  natural resource for the .people, it is  high school class gave two class songs thought by some to ,be a big under-  both of which were well received and,'taking and probably somewhat in ad-  much appreciated.- Ivancoof present requirements.  ing part: Betty Bryant, Ruby Drashing, Sally Walker, Jean Keith, Edith  Shew, May Miller, Minnie Harvey,  ��������������������������� Evelyn'* Hawkins, Ethel Hassard, Mabel Cameron, Evelyn Dunn, Martha  MacKay, Lily Watterson, Edith Sterling, Gertrude Miller, Eugene Colquett  Jack Jones, Elmer Hassard, Edwin  Bertram, Robt. Baird, Alec Bossley,  Tom Fairnhurst, Geoff Burton, John  Hassard,  Ralph Gold,  Morden Allam  At the commencement of the program the chairman asked that there  be no encores, and this request was  observed except on two numbers,  when the performers-hit the popular  fancy and were so good that the audience'would not* desist uritirthe performance was repeated. The Irish  jig and chorus, with Elsie-Sherlow in  the .spot- light and Sop������������������hie' Freeman,  Alma -Demerling, ��������������������������� Ruth 'Shagoon'VAlice  Stevenson, Emma Sveen, - Stella Boss-  ley ancl Irene Hassard in the chorus,  was one of the 'numbers ericiored.  In this number ,the girls showed re:  markable grace and spirit, and their  step dancing gave evidence of the excellent training by Miss Morley.  The "Holly Diill" was one of the  exceptionally. pretty numbers, put on  ln fine step by Miss Wood's class?"  Betty Gildeis gave a recitation on  the intricacies and contradictions in  tthe English language which pleased  all.  "Piggy Back," by little tots' from  Miss Ferguson's room, with Sally and  Mary Walker acting the mother and  babe, was given in "a captivating  manner ancl won loud and long applause.  Little Mary Murphy sweetly told  her worries over the "terrible case"  df'Her'dolly's^sicltndgS." '    " ~  CJjristma^  k humble cot and stately hall  21M laughter and with song,  Che children hall ihe Christmas fide  for which theytoe tudttrtkmg/'  Co them Old Ome had kaden wings  Chey wished him well away,  rind asked that he but leave to them  Oieir ouw-theirone Great Day.  fo their su>eet songs and joyous play  Che older folks renew-'. 0  Dear uisions of their early days  When life was sweet and true,  And dnceapn their voices raise  Jn Greetings euer new  Christmas to you all,  The girls and boys in Miss Inkman's  class gave the "Hurrah" chorus and  march, In the following order: Patsy  McKay, William Cameron, Laurie Antiila, Elsie Hawkins, Ina Fulton, Eva  Reid, Frank Hutchison, Margaret LaRoy, Florence Monteith, Gibson Frazer, George Folkard, Ella Baird, Lily  Scott, Freddy Draching, Dorothy  Stevenson,   Imber "Anderson,   Queeny  Barrie   Speers   told   family   secrets !Sheron-  Ma������������������gie Bowes, Evelyn  Boss  about his Dad in thc child's monologue, "In the Dark."  Miss Ferguson's class, quaintly  dressed as the "Sunbonnet Girls ancl  Overall Boys," and led by tho wee  tots, Mary Walker ancl Albert Griffiths  sang sweetly and then went through  an intricate march without a hitch.  The smallness of the aggregation and  their thorough training and self-possession, won the hearts of all. Here  they are: Mary Walker, Violet Clark,  Phylis Neill, Nora Anderson, Corene  Hassard, Doris Rosoman; Albert  Griffiths, Willie Griffiths, Tony Forster, Freddie Davis, Sebastian Bowes,  Billy Louis, Walter Monteith, Jimmy  MacKay.  Margaret Frazer and Ruby Water-  son surprised and pleased all by the  excellent manner in which they  danced the Higland Fling, and won  loud applause.  Johnny Cowper then told what Is  liable to happen in their home "When  Pa Shaves."  Joy, Katie Baird, Donald Gold, Sewell  Kilbey, Violet Stapleton, Edward  Daston, Alice Chadwick, John Vogel,  Jean Glen.  "Polly Hopkins," put on under the  training of Miss Morley, by Margaret  Walker and Wilfred Neill, was one of  the hits of the evening ancl so insistent was the audience that tho little  ones had to repeat it. In this number  the characters were well costumed,  and intelligently sustained.  Miss Inkman's class gave the Wand  Drill in splendid step and action,  showing the results of careful training and quick learning.  Jean Keith and Edith Shew, with  Tom Fairnhurst the ever obedient  husband, gave an excellent interpretation of the dialogue 'Woman's Rights,'  winning the appreciative applause o'f  the large audieice.  "Lift High the Flag" was the concluding number of the children's program, participated in by most of those  appearing   in   the   other   drills   and  ANOTHER MAIL CAR PURNED  Second to Go Up in Smoke on C.P.R.  _. in Six Weeks  About 150 sacks of mail were  destroyed on Friday night by fire  which���������������������������broke-^out^on^a^mail^car^at-  tachod to the Canadian Pacific train  No. 2 at Haig, ninety-two miles east  of Vancouver. A considerable portion  of this was Christmas mail for Eastern Canada ancl United States points  and there will be many "season's  greetings" undelivered as a result.  Canadian Pacific officials believe  the fire started in the mattress on a  bunk used by one of the three clerks  in tho mail car, but officers of the  mail service have not accepted this  theory for t'*e time being ancl think  .the fire might possibly have been  caused by the gas wliich is used in  the mail cars.  The tiro broke out in the mail car  just before midnight, when the train  was near Haig, a small station west of  Yale, ancl the contents of the car were  destroyed. The flames gained headway so rapidly in the piles of Christmas parcels with which the car was  filled that the saving of the mail or  the car itself was out of question.  The mail clerks in charge escaped  from the burning- car leaving part of  their clothing behind them. The car  was cut off the train, a veritable furnace, its steel shell soon becoming red  ihot.  This is the second mail car to be  lost by fire on C.P.R. in about a  month, the other burning on the  Okanagan branch on November 3rd.  Jap.   Oranges   $1.10   a   box.  wait too long.    E.  B.  Dill.  Don't  Naturally local considerations come  to the front and to a certain extent  obstruct the vision, thus preventing a  clear view of the one great factor that  recommends )the whole 'proposition.  In considering any plan for the devel-  opment=of^electricupower,^men=,are^too-  prone to size up the situation on the  basis of present needs. They fail to  visualize conditions as they might be  iirdcr circumstance which would permit of cheap electric power on an inexhaustible scale for - manufo.cturing  and power purposes. If wo only could  picture the Okanagan Valley as it is  almost certain to be.'twenty ycars  from today; if wo could see into the  future from tho proper viewpoint ancl  bring to the mind's eye the various  industries which clo not exist, nor can  exist without a cheap and plentiful  supply of electrical energy, it then  would be so easy to interest the people  of the district in a hydro-electric proposition such as that suggested. The  trouble now is  that each  little com  as against $3 which tho Wost Kootenay Power Company offered to deliver it fiom the Bonnington Falls  plant near Nelson. Vernon estimates  that the cost of developing power at  Shuswap Falls would be? at least  $250,000, whereas another 500 h. p.  unit like the one now installed in its  power house would not run over  $125,000, and would - provide all the  juice that city would require for a  number of years. According "to the  report of the Conservation Board of  anada, the average cost of installing and equipping the hydro-electric  power of Canada as been a little less  than $70 per .horsepower,- which  would  mean  that  for  possibly  $200,-'  000 as the outside figure, the full, initial capacity of say 12,000 horsepower could bo developed at Shuswap Falls. 3    ��������������������������� .-������������������  Armstrong's cost of generation is  high compared with that of Vernon,  as is also that of Salmon Arm and  fnderby. .. Enderby's - service^ Is a  I'.ght service only, supplied :- by . the  Okanagan Saw Mills. The - charter  under which this service -is: given is  to expire in June, and unless the city  is prepared to take over the'-plant  now   operated  by  the  mill  company,-"  1 is possible Enderby will be without electric service.    If there.is any  ���������������������������osr-ibility of the;development' of the  V/dro-electric" power of, the Shuswap  mdor the suggested county- Inco*rpof-  ���������������������������-tioii  idea,   naturally  Enderby  would  j   .nulincrl-.to"   put   money   into: the  larger scheme.-. "'v^: / ":"'.   V:-r^r-  Armstrong -would like - to reduce  the cost- of/.electric service^ to her  citizens, and get away from the an-  .nual-deficit,. from- this ^source: At the  same' time her .electric; plant, (water  owor .with Deisel engine auxiliary) .  is entirely inadequate, and'additional  power must be found in some. .way.  We understand -Salmon ' Arm ���������������������������- is similarly situated.  These   towns   and   cities:   Vernon,"  Armstrong,     Enderby . and     Salmon  Arm,  must take the initiative in the'  movement   for . county. Incorporation.  !.he larger scheme is to be realized. -  Possibly  each  could  continue on the.  individual-service   idea,   just   as   they  have  in    the   past,   but    this    never"  could bring to the Okanagan its full-  development,   and   that   intensive   cooperation by which may be conserved  for    future    generations    the    water-  powers in the district.  Hydro in Manitoba  Until a few   years   ago   conditions  relating  to   hydro-electric   power  de-  -velopmont���������������������������in���������������������������the^Provinco-=o������������������=Mani-=  toba wore very similar to what they  are today  in British Columbia.    Prl-  ato  companies and  Individuals were  raking    these    natural    resources    to  -iiemselvvs   and   turning   them   into  ������������������������������������������������������.���������������������������pte   gain   at   the   expense  of  the  .T,^..\r.. The development of the  Province was then slow. Then In  1919 an act to provide for the trans-  Tiission of olcctiic powcr was passed"  by the Manitoba government. This  Act provided for the appointment of  tho Manitoba Power Com'mlssion,  under wihose direction the provincial  hydro development is now going on.  Since this commission was appointed  tlie city of Portage la Prairie, and  the towns of Carman, Roland and  Morden have been connected up with  the   hydro-electric   system   belonging  munity is supplied in a way with elec  trie service fpr lighting and a small to the city of Winnipeg, and, we are  amount of power.    Each communitny informed  by the Commissioner,  it  is  can manage to squeeze through by reducing the seiv'ce hours in certain  periods. But in no instance is the  service satisfactory or adequate. Each  soon must add to the electric plant  now in service, and this,- they say,  must be done at the smallest cost possible.  Existing Power Plants  At Vernon Deisel engines supply the  power to run the generators. These  are costly to install and expensive to  operate where so far away from the  source of crude oil supply, yet this  plant is so ec .nomically handled that  the cost of generation is  only $1.18  intended to extend the hydro to  Brandon, Gladstone, and finally that  the whole province shall be served  by a network of high tension lines.  ��������������������������� his c ncerted action by. the  Power Commission the development  of the sections served has been like  magic. A later bill, passed in 1921,  amends the transmission Act to allow any municipality or unincorporated village to come within the limits  of the Act, ancl in this way all the  farming community along the way  eventually is to be serveed by substations established ajt intersecting  points. ,.*,   ui  M OKANAGAN  GOMMONER  Thursday, December 22, 1921  Okanagan ���������������������������x>n\TfWxizt  In which is  ed The Eodcrbr Preae and Walkar'a Weekly  Published every Thursday n't Knderby, B. C.  by tho Walker Prsaa.  (3 per year; 11.50 rix raontha.  M. M.  WALKER  (Member of the United Typothetae of America)  Advertising Rate*  Contract or Regular���������������������������4 0c a edngle-ooftunm inch 119 to  half page; over halX-pa������������������e. 30c an inch each lnmrttoo.  Transient or irregular���������������������������50c an Inch;  earth to  pairy copy to insure publication.  Want Ads���������������������������20c per line first Insertion.  10c  en/ch subsequent insertion. Count 6 worde to Um.  Local Notices���������������������������20c per line;   Local readera,  10������������������ 11  Cards of Thanks, ������������������1.00.  Thursdav, December 22, 1921  Taxing Industries to Death  Canada needs statesmanship ttfdny in our  leaders as never before. We need to have men  in our Provincial and Dominion Governments  who Jiave some higher aim lhan that of sapping  tbe life out of industry by way of taxation. If  wc lack this statesmanship, and the present  policy is conlinued we arc as certain to sec fewer  and fewer industries in operation, less and less  production, more and more unemployment, and  greater and greater imncst. There ,is nothing  else for it. Just as it is with freight rates so is  it in thc matter of taxation. When, freight rates  are imposed..which leave no margin for thc producer, production will stop. When taxes are imposed which make it cheaper lo rent a house than  to own one, people will not own houses. When  industries are taxed to such an extent that they  are left with no margin lo do business on, Ihey  will close their doors and quit. -  Thc Oliver Government and freight rates have  virtually killed the lumber induslry in Brilish  Columbia. Not onc sawmill in twenty is operating and others now running arc contemplating  closing down. This is the natural result of  having overdone a good thing, and loading an in-  dustrv down with every conceivable burden "of  taxation.  Conditions are not lilcely to improve' until a  more liberal policy is adopted. Railways cannot  operate on high freight rales if these rates cut  down the volume of freight handled. And it  will do no good to levy a tax upon the output of  an industry if the industry cannot produce at a  profit, for there will be no output.  Each of us has our solo part in life���������������������������occasions  when we cannot depend upon our neighbors in  the chorus to do our part. Nor can we "fake" the  score which we have imperfectly learned. Inefficiency, or ignorance, or weakness, cannot then'be  given as an excuse. This does not mean that we  shall be expected to play another's part, any more  than you'd expect a bass voice to sing the soprano  score. There's variety enough in life to give each  of us a solo, fitted to our peculiar range. If you  cannot take high "C" comfortably, you may sing  the tones of tlie middle register with greater power and effectiveness.���������������������������Rev. Charles Stelzlc.  Weekly Press Subscription List  Position of Liberal Leader at Ottawa  Election returns, in whittling down the Liberal  lead, will give rise to a curious situation in the  next House at Ottawa. The total of seats- held by  the Liberal parly now stands at 118, and theoretically, in a full house of 235, would constitute  a majority of one over thc combined forces of  Conservatives, Progressives and Independents.  Both sides of thc House would havc exactly an  even number of scats. It is from the Liberals  that the next Speaker will no; doubt bc chosen,  and after the election of the Speaker the standing in the House would bc: Government, 117;  combined opposition. 117.  The Speaker, on the House dividing equally,  has the.right to give a casting vote, but his authority in this regard isi circumscribed by certain  rules and regulations.   . .  Were thcrc only two parties in thc House, the  parliamentary task of the new Premier-elect  would be a difficult onc. His whips would need  to be continually on thc lookout for snap votes  on want of confidence. But thc opposition forces themselves, will be sharply divided. In the  ecohoinicTflelcrtbcrcis a wider"?! i vers i oTTlle I wee n  Conservatives and Progressives than between  Liberals and Progressives. Thus it is unlikely  that Mr. King will havc arrayed against him thc  whole 117 opposition members at onc time. But  such a position is possible, and old parliamentarians al Ottawa are looking forward to ihe coming session of Parliament as fraught with entertaining possibilities.  Mr. King's present position is somewhat similar to lhat of the.Drury Government in Ontario  and thc Norris Government in Manitoba. Tn  neither case has the government in power a lech-  ii i ca I working majority in thc legislative assembly. As a matter of fact, however, it generally  manages to secure suflicient support from onc or  other sections of the opposition forces to secure  thc enactment of government legislation.  Standing Alone  Fn a very rC������������������,l sense, every man stands alone.  Just as alone as though he were the only maifin  tlie world. While lhere arc times when we may  think "en masse" and work J n gangs, and trade in  corporations, and pray-ijy" congregations, and  sing in choruses���������������������������nevertheless, there comes to  each of us llie lime when wc must do these things  alone. When a young fellow starts out in his  musical career, taking his place in a chorus, he is  not particularly disturbed if he fails to make good  upon every occasion, because he knows that one  or more of his neighbors in the chorus will do so,  so that his failure\vill not bc noticed. But when  he bigins to sing solo parts, he knows that it is  strictly up to him to make good. He must strke  high "G" or low "F" clear and strong, without  llabbincss or uncertainty. For the time being, he  becomes the only man in the chorus.  There is a question before weekly publishers  just now which has every claim lo bc indulgently treated. It is thc question of subscription  rates. Through necessity, brought aboul by  high cost of production in thc past few ycars, the  publisher raised his rates. Thc question now  occupying his attention is costs of today. Have  costs decreased to any extent? Havc they decreased sufTicJiently to" warrant a reduction in  subscription rates? Thc ������������������question has been  made rather acute in some instances because thc  lowering in prices of othcr commodities has encouraged the subscriber to expect a lower price  for his weekly.  Wherever weekly publishers havc gathered together for discussion of the matter there has  been but one unanimous conclusion: the rates  must bc maintained. The reason for this is  clearly presented in the Godcrich Signal in refcr-  ing to thc district press meeting at Palmcrston  last month: 0  "Practically all of thc forty-five publishers  present reported thai their subscription price  had been raised a year or more ago, and in view  of increasing labor costs due largely to the shortage of printers, the publishers who had taken  this step were in agreement that a return to the  old rate would be impossible if the standard of  their publications was to be maintained.  . "Unfortunately thc newspaper business has  bcen subject to condilions that are not common  !o most lines"of industry. Unlike most businesses the majority of newspapers prior to the  war were not definitely organized as business  concerns. Advertising space and the subscription price -were not looked iVpoiv as tangible conir  niodities of service which must be sold at a  profit.  "Thc chief costs entering into newspaper production are labor and newsprint and of course.  printing type and machinery. Because of the  fact that newspapers all over the country sell  their subscription largely, on a paid-in-advance  basis they suffered actual losses as a consequence  if rising prices. Now, when talk centres on the  subject" of lower prices in all lines of .industry,  the weekly publisher finds himself facing a silualion iri which there is no relief in thc shape of  lower costs, but rather conditions which make  him study his manufacturing costs closer than  ever."���������������������������Printer and Publisher.  The Mighty Misnomer ^  Under thc caption, "Freedom of the Seas," the  Victoria Times prints an interesting leading article dealing with the question of the necessity of  Britain maintaining superior naval place, ft is  interesting when read along side of the footnote  at the bottom, of the front-page cartoon in a  ��������������������������� cent issue of Leslie's, in which a b*a fat, good-  natured Gcrman farmer is depicted carrying a  loaded market basket of vegetables to market,  labeled "vanquished Germany," and Joojcing upon  him from thc wayside was thc figuc of a gaunt.  Jda:rk--vtsagcd figurc.._with. rifle, in hand and. bend-  in :a low under a load of warships, war tanks and  war .material, on a barren waste, and labeled  "Victroious Allies." "You brought me to it," thc  German says, "and I hope you're satisfied." The  Times article reads:  "When the naval experts���������������������������bojth amateur and  professional���������������������������have had time to discover .juist  what thc British Empire's position would be if  lhe Hughes proposals for disarmament arc accepted, wc shall be told with ponderous solemnity  that the fighting craft -wliich fly the British ensign  musl be retained in numbers sufficient to guard  thc tremendous coast line over which the Union  Jack wafts in the breeze. AU the details will br.  neatly worked out with due precision and a ratio  reached. This'will* be set down as the minimum  lhat will insure Ihc freedom of the seas. But the  average individual who is beginning to realize the  tremendous promisc of the proposals now before  lhc conference-will very naturally ask the'cxperl'  what is going to constitute-lhc disturbing force  lhat* will" place the freedom of the iscas in jeopardy? With all the principal naval poAvcrs  agreed upon a specific program���������������������������which really  means anti-war in practicq���������������������������where is the necessity to continue a process .which always has been  a misnomer? Preserving thc freedom of thc seas  has been a convenient term used to justify the existence of large fleets in readiness for use as a  sequel to the overt act in some obscure European  village. Do away with battleships and armies and  thc people of the world will see that governments  behave themselves." .  Cornelius Vandcrbilt, Jr., of New York, has  purchased an estate near Victoria, and will spend  a part of each year there. The beauty of the  country and agreeable climatic conditions decided  his selection of tliis Pacific Coasl home.  Christmas Suggestions  French Dolls  ��������������������������� .*���������������������������                *  ****.  Sleighs  '* '         V  Hockey Sticks  ������������������������������������������������������ ;. ,   i.-  ���������������������������:...-��������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������_  Electric Irons  ������������������������������������������������������;    ..< 1 ...   A J;  Alluminum Ware ������������������  "���������������������������    '*, ' '.  Community Silver  ������������������������������������������������������'"  Pocket Knives  ,            ������������������  Mouth Organs  \.  Kiddie Cars  L  Skates  i           '1    't  |1   ���������������������������  Flashlights  Pyrex Oven Glass  China  ���������������������������  Watches  Foot Warmers  o  .  McMAHON & MACK  HEAVY   AND   SHELF    HARDWARE    PLUMBING   AND    FITTING  ESTABLISHED 1672.  AH S^ii  j rU or i ir  m  r  Many people fail to save because  the amounts which they are able to  put to one; side seem too small to be  worth saving. Make a trial. Open  a deposit account with the Bank of  Hamilton, and you will be surprised  to  find how rapidly your savings ac-  uF~ cumulate. .  BANK OP HAMILTON  L. G. TYLER, Loci!  Manager  SNPEKBY, B. ���������������������������.  $885 f-o.b, Toronto-^  A year ago the price was $1460  Row in tbat for prio������������������ reduction ?  4as. McMahon * Son       Pn4������������������rhy  j,e^ve Qr4ers fo\y<w  Christmas c<tm  Try Owr  SKorTBrefftJ  Mince Pies  Cream Puffs  Puns  CaKes ���������������������������  Pastry  Pougbnuts   vv.  Graham an<M?rwH J4>ay*s  Bread is your best & cheapest food; eat wore of it���������������������������12 J^oavea for $1,00  ENPPRPV BAKERY c������������������...  Xmas Fruit  Full supply of the following just arrived���������������������������FKESJJ STOCK  Raisins, Seeded and Seedless  Currants, Peel, Dates, Pigs  Shelled Walnuts and Almonds  Everything you require for Xmas  Teece & Son     Phone 46   Flour, F������������������t4 4fc Groceries  KING EDWARD  A name that stands for the beat in hotel service  King Edward Hotel    ������������������_S.������������������URPHY      Enfcrfe  vv 9  4  Thursday, December 22, 1921  OKANAGAN  COMMONER  FACTS ABOUT CANADA  BORROWING   MORE   MILLIONS  Few people realize that 26,445 Can- [ Last     Act    of     Legislature     Pushes  adian ex-service men 'have been esta- Through  Bill to  Borrow  Five  blished on the land and arc nearly all i  making   good;   that   Canada's   water!  Millions.  investment  is  $475,000,000,  while  the  power  produced  would  otherwise  re  in the face of repeated warning by  ,W. J. Bowser, K.C.. leader of the op-  who could, if the general public were  more careful, be used to give better  service in other lines. Much trouble  is due to careless writing, to using  pencil to write the address, and to  failure to give the proper street address or to keep mailing lists up  to  DON'TS  FOR  PARENTS  "Do not fail to make allowance for.  slight exaggerations when hearing of  pranks in school.  "Do not accuse the teacher of undue favoritism. If she is kinder to  one   child   than   another  it's  because  ,���������������������������������������������_.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������   _. ,       position,  that British Columbia is fa-|date  quire  18,000,000   tons  of  coal  yearly; '  world's, supply    of   asbestos    comes the~r0BUlt 0"f t'he wil(1  borrowings of with ^s immense quantities of mail to  the   liberty   allowed  the,the   Oliver  government,   the   Legisla-.bo   dealt   with.  jt   wil1   be   necessary  Do not insist that the teacher is"  keeping-your child back through spite.  She will hardly risk her reputation  as an instructor to gratify a personal  grude, however disagreeable the  child may be.  Do  not  forget - that parents  owe  a  duty to-the teacher just as surely as  cing bankruptcy and a leceivership as.1    W^!1 the Christmas season at hand,:that one does not take advantage of the teacher does the child.  him.,      This   is  or   that   nearly   SS   per   cent   of  from  the pnilnce ot Qnebec.      The;���������������������������;^--^-;^ rwirSlttat   the   pablle   adopt  more   c������������������������������������h.l      "Do    not    tell    the    teacher    that  Natural       .Resources        Intelligence g.yeS the goVernmellt power to bonw) methods   in    the   preparation   of   its' Willie  will   not  lie.     She  may  know  $5,000,000   during   the   next   year   for |maU matter if misdirected mail is not ��������������������������� better.  land  settlement purposes and to cov- S������������������inB to run to overwhelming figures. |    Dp  not  condemn   teacher  before   a general  eiections  wlll  strengthen  the  er capital account deficits. *|    The public is urged to see and pay,hearing.-   This is accorded to even the  L,bera]   B..vernment   of'British   Col-  When the vote was taken on the bill  vostnge   fully,   write   address   plainly worst   criminal.      There   are   us������������������a������������������y umbia. .<Preniler    0liver    will    prob-  Branch of the Department of the Interior, has just issued a revised edition of "Compact Facts", which cju-  tains in concise form, information regarding Canada; its area, population,  trade and industries; the extent of  capital invested, wages paid, values of  livestock,principal crops and amounts  produced; mineral resources and present production; also forest resources  and forest products. Copies of the  booklet are available on application  to the Superintendent, Natural Resources intelligence Branch, Department of the Interior, Ottawa. .  Provincial Government in  Bad Way  It cannot be successfully contended  that tho Liberal victory in the federal  the government was sustained by al- aucl   fully>  ",ace   sender's  address  on ,two sides to the story,  most a straight party vote | all   mail   matter,   carefully   wrap, all J    ',:Do not send a scathing note to the  Before the bill went to'a vote. Mr.! Christmas  presents  early, and  insure teacher   by   Nellie,   the   contents   of  Bowser  outlined   in   some   detail   the���������������������������1"^1* Parcels, "     which   she   knows.     Ker   aggressive  borrowings of the government since it  Fresh Xmas  Cooking  Supplies  Raisins  Currants  Peel  Nuts  Crystalized Ginger  Dates  Figs  c Spices  . Extracts  Ground Almonds  Almond Paste   '������������������������������������������������������_���������������������������- S.S.  These articles are the best on  the market and^prices are riglit.  -^hone 75 _  Jpnderby  took office.  "This  bill  for $5,000,000  fulfills   my  prophecy,"  he  said.     "It.is   quite  in!  line/with the policy of the government  WHAT  IS THE GOOD?  look of triumph is  not  soothing and  tha teacher is only human.  "Do not make>unfavorable comment  noon  the  methods  of the  teacher  in  Jit really appears that Japan's pride ; the presence of your child. Send him  in introducing important measures in ^ her new super-dreadnought is likely,to carry in the wGod while you are do-  the dying hours Qt the session. "You tc add five'ships, of her class to the ing so, if it must<-be done,  will find by totalling un the various'1 "avies. of the three powers. If Japan "Do not expect the teacher to undersells the government now has qowero*^^* on preserving her Mutsu - the stand Jimmie's disposition the first  to borrow, that authority has been giv- "United States grill-retain two ships of; day. You have studied it for six years  en. by the legislature to borrow over equal power, which would have been J and there are still kinks in it  $9,000,000," said'Mr.Bowser, "but that destroyed... Britain will build two-which you have failed to straighten  is not enough. They now ask for $5,- v-',jitjh she is more tliau willing not to j out.  000,000  more  This means that they build.  As. the   British ships will bej     "D0   not plead lack of time to visit  will  have  the power to borrow  $15,-jthe Iast they will-probably have some  500,000 this year c | features not found in the others.   All  "During the present year there is a|nvef ships will be-armed with lG-inch  deficit of $2,934,000. Yesterday avelB������������������n,8- There is still room to,hope that  had-before us supplementary estitn-\ the conference will find-.away to avoid  ates of nearly a million dollars���������������������������mak-ithis change in the programme. Japan  ing a total deficit, for the present yGf;rV-pecially should wish the conference  of '$3,863,000. and the government st.U  Place your order early to. avoid being .disappointed.    Supply limited  GEO. tf. SJWtfPP  c Wholesale and  Retail tfutcher  pntlerby, tf. C.  ������������������. WATPRSQN  ENDeRBY- X*. C.  Estimates given on any job of brick  & stone work; building of fire places  and chimneys, etc.     a  JJarrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  INSURANCE:  Pell Elk. IBNDEaBY. P.C  Notary Public  -   insurance and General Agent  JAS. PICKSON  Pel) Block Enderby  ENDEPBY   IX)DGE  No. 86. JC. of P.  Meets 1st * 3rd Monday ere  In Mnaonle H������������������U.   Visttortccnr-  di������������������lly rnvlt������������������d to attend.  G. A. BANDS.. C. C  H. M. WALKER. K. B. S  B. 3. COliTAHT. HF.  EUREKA LODGE NO 50  I. O. O. F.  Meets every Tuesday evening at 8  o'clock. Visiting fcrotbers 6ordij*Uy  invittd.  O. S. DUNCAN, N.C.       E. A. SPARROW.V.G.  H. A. TEECE, See.  A.F.&A.M*  Enderby Lodae No, V>  Regular mfetlnM flat  Weds asday on or attm tti������������������  brethren cordially IftTfert  W* J. LEMKE  WM.  O. H. BEEVES  8ecrat  has power to borrow, $9,500,000. : V.'hy  does it need another five, millions?  "It's about time the people of this  country were roused -up arid about  time the members also realize the situation. Bankruptcy .is very'close at  hand. Our credit is hot as good as it  should be.. in Quebec, the provincial  government is floating loans satisfactorily with 5 .1-2 per cent interest,  while we have to pay 6 per cent. -Suu-  pose we can sell our bonds owing to  the.present rate,of exchange, the situation is grave. .-"-... 'a   ".'"       ,;.,"  This government" has J.borYoV/ed J $42.-'  000,000. Now it wants to" borrow"-$5?  000,000 more���������������������������a total of $47,000,000.  The Oliver government has borrowed  since March 31st of this year oyer  $17,000,000. '- With this $5,000,000, tliis  will.make $22,000,000 this year. Do  you think the province can stand-it?'  Mr. Bowser demanded.  "N0 attempt, is made to-check these  expenditures. The government's, caucus considered the annual estimate's,  and it was claimed that-something  was being done to cut them down.  The government proceeded to reduce  the estimates by about $100,000 out of  the total of $21,000,000. The next day  the government came down with supr  plementary estimates of $930,000 for  the present year! They- cut down  $100,000, and then added nearly a million. Why, we are $800,000 wor-.se  off than before the Liberal caucus  t^irntffF^tfffiEtef^uif! "  "We have tried to do what we can  but it is impossible to contol the government. The estimates of the provincial secretary's department are  alarming. We haven't the money to  pay for the expenditures contemplated, so we have to go out and borrow,  reducing ,the ci  (lit of the country."  Mr. Bowser' claimed that interest  charges alone cost the Province $2,  829,000 last year. This year interest  charges were $4,032,000 an Increase  in one year of $1,203,000 or 40 per  cent. Out of a revenue of $19,000,000  the sum of $16,000,000 was required to  pay fixed charges; thus no money  was left for the general needs of the  country.  WATCH YOUR MAILING  That the public is largely to blame  for delay or misdelivery of mail, is  the claim ofr^the postal department,  while it is pointed out that when such  errors occur the post office invariably  comes in for adverse criticism.  Fiequently thc delay or misdelivery  is due to carelessness of the public  in failing to properly address mail in  question. During three days this  month 128,300 pieces of incorrectly  and insufficiently addressed mail matter were handled at 55 of the larger  post-offices, or at the rate of 10,000,-  000 for a year of 365 days. Think of  the number of postal clerks engaged  in   handling   this   misdirected   mail,  to reconsider, for in respect to these  very last ancl strongest ships she.will  stand in the ratio ^ of one to two, instead of three to five,  -Province.  the school. There- is no excuse for  shirking a duty.  . "Do not reproach the teacher with  the fact that 'Tommy has not learned  a single, thing the entire-year,.' She  is not responsible* for his lack of  brains.  Do not .expect the teacher to manage without friction a . child that yeu  youiself Have never been~able to control. ; --...;..  ably  find  in  the turnover in thet Dominion House the indication  that the  people are in mood to turn all existing1 governments   out  on   the  chance  of   better   government' nuder   a   new  crew.    The   premier   ought   to   thoroughly search his cabinet, and, if possible,   reconstruct  .his   ministry   with  out delay.    Some may say that .it is  too  late,  but it is  very  questionable  if there are many who desire another"  election  at  this  time.    It  is  evident.,  however,   notwithstanding   the   probability that many, of the charges preferred in the legislature and out of it  are   untrue,   or   greatly   exaggerated,  that  something  must be  done  to  regain  the  confidence  of the .people.���������������������������-���������������������������  Kamloops Telegram.  Under the- automobile act,' motorists- meeting, with accidents are  compelled to report to the* ipoiice  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 _un-  :i;ganized  district.      ",. ,;"'    - "J  Wapta C  About eight miles west of Lake  Louise Station on tbe main line of  the Canadian Pacific Railway just  before entering the" Kicking Horse  Canyon, the traveller notices a very  beautiful sheet. of water named  Wapta Lake, sheltered from the  north by a high and massive mountain capped by eternal snow.  On the shores of this lake, facing  a magnificent Alpine panorama, a  rustic bungalow Camp has been constructed, which opened for visitors on July 1st, and will provide  a comfortable and convenient centre  for those who desire to explore one  of the most romantic and picturesque districts in the Canadian Pacific  Rockies. The Lake itself is at an  elevation of 5,190 feet above sea  level, and faces peaks scaling up to  over 11,000 feet. It is only half a  day's walk from Lake O'Hara, which  has been selected as the site of the  Annual Camp of the Alpine Club of  Canada for 1921. Lake O'Hara,  however, is more than a centre for  Alpine climbers. It was selected by  John S. Sargent, the famous artist,  as one of the most beautiful places  he could find in the Rockies, surrounded as it is with mountains of  "wild and rugged grandeur which at  the same time compose into pictures of unfailing beauty.  Wapta Lake is actually in British  Columbia just over the Great Divide,  which will undoubtedly be a favorite  trip from the Camp. Ten minutes  walk to the west of the Camp the  Kicking Horse "Canyon begins, down  which one can walk, ride or drive.  From the- lycst.end. of Wapta Lske  to  Field is less,',than twelve miles, I  looking towards  the Yoho Valley is ten miles, and to  Emerald Lake is fourteen miles. Towards the north, one can reach Sher-  brooke and Ross Lakes in about an  hour and a half, so that the variety  of excursions offered to those who  3tay at this Camp is remarkable.  Wapta Lake Camp is constructed  on the. same, lines as the Lake  Windermere Camp, which proved so  popular last summer. It has a Central Community House for dancing  and recreation purposes 30 feet  square with a wide jjallery round the  sides. The kitchen is a large building, 20 x 26 ft, while the cottages  are of varying sizes and design���������������������������  double cottages being 24 x 14 ft. and  single cottages 14 x 12 ft. Each cottage is equipped with a small heater  and stove pipe on account of the cool  nights natural to this elevation. The  Camp is within the jurisdiction of  the JDominion Parks Authorities, and  subject to the Dominion Parks regulations, which are particular in  guarding against forest fires, prevent the cutting down of green timber in the vicinity of the Camp and  forbid any dealing in liquor on the  premises. The Camp occupies an  area of three acres, and the rustic  bungalow character of the Cabins  gives it a very attractive appearance.  About 50 visitors can be accommodated at one time. Two bath houses,  n for men and one for ladies, are  supplied with hot and cold running  water and toilet facilities.  Hector is the Station for Wapta  Lake Camp and for the convenience  of visitors a motor launch will connect with a landing stage in front  of the Camp.   Transfer charge from  while the distance to Yoho Falls in J station to  Camp is 25 cents  each  way. Saddle horses and guides will ���������������������������  be available for those who wish to  ride, and telephone connection with  Chateau Lake Louiso -will make it -  easy to communicate with those wbo  have engaged any of the Company'e  Swiss Guides. These guides are in  great demand, and their service*  should be requisitioned well in advance.  One of the most thrilling trips in]  the whole Canadian Pacific Rockies!  can be made from Wapta Lake  Camp. This is by way of Lake'  Louise over the Victoria Glacier to  Abbott Pass under the great precipices of Lefroy. After the summit  of this Pass one reaches Lake Oesa,  from which one gets an exquisite  view of Lake O'Hara down below.  From JLake O'Hara an easy trail  down Cataract Creek brings one back  to Wapta Lake. This, of course, is  a somewhat strenuous trip and requires Swiss Guides.  An easier trip on saddle ponies,  through magnificent Alpine scenery  is through the Yoho Valley to Emer-1  aid Lake or over the Burgess Pass to.  Field. A four-in-hand Tally-ho will!  drive down the Kicking Horse Pass,  on a road which follows the old1  C. P. R. grade.  The rates for Wapta Lake Camp  are very moderate, being $5.50 peri  day for those who can make only af  short stay, and $5.00 for those who  can stay a week or more.  The C. P. R. passenger trains will  stop, at Hector while the Camp is iru  operation, " with the exception oij  trains Nos. 3, 7 and 8.  The Camp will   be   operated   bj  The Camp will   be   operated   byl  Colonel Phif. Moore and Mrs. MooreJ  & OKANAGAN  COMMONER  Thursday, December 22, 1921  y CHURCH   SERVICES X  X X X X X X K K X 55 *X X X XX X  METHODIST CHURCH  Pastor, Capt. Rev. J. G. Gibson  CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES  il,.a.m., Special singing by the children: subject,' 'Motherhood of God." ..  Sunday school and Bible Class at 2  p.m.;  evening service at 7.30,��������������������������� subject,  "Star Sight." *  Come and worship in the beauty of  holiness.  ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH  Minister: Rev. John \V. Stott, B. A.  CHRISTMAS SCTNDAY  Morning at 11, the Children's Choir  sinjrs that beautiful service "Tlie Road  to Bethlehem," Evening ft 7.30, "Xo  Room at the Inn." Special music and  the old hymns.  j������������������i  js  rs  rs  ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH  Rev.  Cecil A. Blay, Rector.  CHRISTMAS DAY  S a.m., Holy Communion;  11 a. m.. Choral Communion with address; G.30, Evensong and Carols.  "0 Come all Ye Faith Cul."  The church committee, other officers  ancl the Rector extend to all the season's greetings.  Methodist  CATHOLIC   CHURCH  Ncxt mass on Christmas Day, at  31 a. in.  y x x x x x y y x x x x xxx x  X COMING    EVENTS    <. SC  X All ads under this head,1* 35c line X  y x x. tt x x x y x y a xx xx x  The C. M. R. of Enclerby has been  organized with headquarters at the  Drill Hail. They are holding a dance  on Dec. 29th in the'Drill Hall, which  has the iinest'floor in Enclerby. A 5-  piecc orchestra from Armstrong will  play. Tickets, $1.50 a couple; refreshments,-served.  X     '  A special  play entitled,  "When the  Star Shone," al.so the children's Xmas  Tree, will be given in the Methodist  , Church, Dec. 23rd. (Friday.) ' No admission fee; collection taken. Everybody.-, is cordially invited to come ancl  enjoy tlie entertainment.  sr  New car Five Roses Flour and feed  just in.    E. B. Dill.  X  c     No  present  is   so   acceptable   as   a  Xmas gift as a personal - greeting  card, nicely printed -with your name  and address. Order early from the  selection  at the Walker Press  office.  ENDERBY   BRIEFS  Mornin', folks! Plappmess to you  and yours, now' and. always. Amen.  Work stopped on the Revelstoke-  Okanagan wagon road this week, until  the spring.  -"* Miss Edith Adams is spending the  Christmas holiday in Enderby, from  Mabel Lake. '_',������������������������������������������������������ *  In'jewelry Nick Koury is ofleiing a  real discount of 20 per cent. Ho is  enjoying good holiday business.  Mrs. John Burnham and daughter returned from the Coast last Saturday,  Miss Burnham to spend the holidays.  X MARA   ITEMS X  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  Mrs. Roger Dale spent Monday and  Tuesday in Vernon.  James Maney left on Monday night  to spend the holidays in Calgary with  friends.  Mrs. Bell, .who has been confined  to the house the last three weeks, the  result of a severe,; cold, is now improving.        *   ���������������������������     -,-  Mr. Gordon came in from Winnipeg  to join his wjfe and child, who have  been staying with her parents, Mr. ancl  Mrs. Hamilton.  Mrs. Will Smith and family came in  Tlie  boys   of   Enderby   will  hold a .from Parksvillc, Vancouver Island, to  New Years dance in thc up era Houss  on tho evening of Jan. 2nd, to add to  the rink funds.  Another bank merger in Canada is  announced, the Bonk of Montreal proposing to take over the Merchant's  Bank of Canada. ���������������������������-  '  A meeting of the Valley curling association was held at Salmon Arm last  night to plan a bonspeil, particulars cf  wliich will be published later.  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leslie ancl child  left for New Westminster this week to  spend the "Holidays. Mr. Laft'erty, from  provincial head oflice. is relieving.  Missr Morley ancl  Miss   Inkman  left  spend  the holidays with her parents,  Mr. ancl Mrs. Win. Cadden.  School closed last Friday. The  classrooms were very neatly deco-  cated, ancl each, room had a minature  Xmas tree, and the children were well  supplied with "oranges, candy, etc.,  povided by the teachers. Miss Stewart  and Miss Hayton left on the night  train to spend the holiday at Vancouver.  The passing rway of Matt Weir last  week, left a vc rt in tlie ranks of the?  old timers. Although his intimate  friends realized that he was s-���������������������������'ously  ill, he felt so much improved that he  on Friday last for the  Coast for the   took a position as blacksmith at Lang  ENDERBY     OPERA     HOUSE  MONDAY & TUESDAY  DEC. 26th & 27th  DOUG FAIRBANKS in "The Mark of  Zorro," and Pollard Comedy.  Dec. 2Gt.li, 2 shows, 3 p.m. and S p.m,  Dec 27th, 1 show, S p.m.  Pvicc-s z5c and 50c.  St George's ~  Want Ads  Se a word first insertion. 2c a word each insertion thereafter: 25c minimum charge: 10c ext*a  whore cash doca not nccompany order.  WANTED���������������������������75 cords of 4-ft. green- fir  or birch wood, delivered at the  school on or before March 1st, 1022.  Tenders to be in by tho 2!)th inst.  Enderby School Board. d22-lc  FOR SALE���������������������������At good value; 24 pullets   and,._!5_hens. Geo.���������������������������H. .Smodloy.-Eiu.  derby.  d22-tf  STRAYED���������������������������To our place, red yearling steer, white stockings. No  marks. Unless claimed by January  5th will bo sold to pay costs of  keep,   etc.    Joe   Olich,   Mablo  Lake.  cnn-ip:   FOR SA [.E���������������������������Registered Yorkshire  pitrs. J. C. Hopkins, Newcombo  Ranch,   Armstrong. dlfi-2n  FOR SERVICE���������������������������Pure-bred boar from  now until January; terms $2.50  cash.  M. A.  Dangle. Crindrod. dl-2c  ���������������������������BRICKS���������������������������$20.00 per thousand cash;  at the yard. You can drive to the  yard and get thorn any time, from  tho foreman who Is living there.  Enderby Brick Co., Ltd. o-20tf  try. Christmas  Xmas   holidays;  .-Miss   Ferguson went  south, and Miss Beatty to Kamloops.  Enderby stores present very attractive Xmas appearance, ancl, particularly in groceries and other "eats" the  stocks are Al and are drawing very  fair holiday business.  The new $(5,000 barn owned by R.  A. Copeland, at Lumby, was burned to  the ground Monday night a week ago.  Mr. Copoland'has Lhe sympathy of his  many friends in his heavy loss.  Ico making wes to have becn started  in the new rink yesterday, but it was  found "the wate'Jrmain froze up after it  was laid to the rink, and work of  thawing outris now in progress.  If you miss seeing Doug" Fairbanks in  "The Mark of Zorro" in the Opera  House next Mon day "and. Tuesday, you  will miss seeing" Doug at his best. ' A  Christmas treat to give your fric-nds.  Avord received from Vancouver this  week says that Mr.-Tyler,--local manager of the Bank of Hamilton, is to  undergo an operation in the Vancouver  Hospital, which will confine him to his  bed for at least six weeks.  It has reached such a point at Vernon nov.' that your friends give you the  merry- ha-^ha when they see you packing your grip to the station, ancl they  wish you enjoyment of "that Christmas cheer." No matter how .innocent  you may look or may be, you can't convince 'cm  A meeting of Enderby curlers Tuesday evening set the machinery in motion- for the season's playing. Arrangements will ho made this week for  ice and a subsequent meeting will be  held later to appoint skips, etc. The  officers of last year were re-elected by-  acclamation.  At the annual  meeting of Enderby  .LPl'.a.], JJmt^lJj;ar.mj3^.,_las^_Th*ux5day_  ley Prairie and left on the 5th inst. to  take over the business. The journey  and change, was too much foi him.  Thc funercl was held at Mara on the  arrival of the morning train, and a  largo number of friends wore in attendance to pay their last respects to  an old friend and neighbor, the Rev.  Mr. Blay officiating. The pallbearers  were, Rupert Davy, James Boll, Thos.  Gray. J. Robertson, Harry KeUet and  Wm. Owen. Mr. Weir had becn a  resident, for upwards of 14 years, having come out to join his brother, the  late George Weir. He was a quiet  "and retiring nature end clid not make  many intimate friends, but those who  knew,him well used to^jsnjoy his interesting talks of India, which came  under his notice'when-ih the British  army there. .. Being a blacksmith by  trade he at times followed it in thc  several' towns in tho Valley, and at  one time nad a ��������������������������� business' on the  Prairie. Ho-was a good mechanic and  a true ancl reliable neighbor, and great  sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Weir  and other relatives.  evening, the following officers were  oloctod: CI.as. Card n, pr sid.nt; A. L  Glen. vico-pr-ifiident; Mrs. Jones,  secretary-treasurer. Directors, Geo.  Andrew.;, M. Drarhing. H. E. Alden,  E.  Harrap, and IT. F. Cowan.  Foster's   weather   forecast   for   tho  week   centering   on   Dec.   2Sth,  is   for  'very   high   temperature.     This   warm  'wave following the severe  cold wave  | of this week, and other rapid changes  in temporatur    which arc coming, arc  bad  for man,  boast and winter., vegetation,  particularly  winter  wheat,  already in poor condition.  Meicier. the champion pure-bred Por-  cheion stallion, which Was purchased  by a syndicate of Lumby farmers last  spring, and who captured all the  prizes at the f irs in the Valley, dicd  last week from colic. The syndicate  paid ten thoust ncl dollars-for the animal.    He was fully insured.  came   home   to   spend   the   Christmas  holidays with his parents.  The many friends of Matt Weir will  bc sorry to learn of his death at the  Royal Columbia Hospital, New Westminister, last week. I-Tc had just purchased a business at Langley Prairie,  and when on his way there was taken  ill. He was taken to thc hospital at  New Westminster and operated upon  but failed to rally and died the next  clay. Hc leaves a widow ancl one stepson, lo whom the sympathy of the  community goes out.  We take tliis means of extending to  our patrons our best wishes for A  Happy Christmas ancl Prosperous Now  Year, and 'may the blessing of GOOD  CHEER bo the gift to all.  We wish at the same time to thank  all for the generous chare of business  which has been given us the past year  and to hope that we may so serve you  in the year to come as to merit a continuance of your business.  DUNCAN BROS.  Phone 75    Enderby  NORTH DEEP CREEK NOTES  A. Nix returned-to his home in Victoria last week, after spending several  months  with  relatives here.  The school children held tl eir annual Christmas tree exercises last Friday night in the school house. There  was uqite a large crowd to hear them.  After a very long program refreshments were served and tlie floor  cleared for dancing.  There's  only  one  thing  that'll  mix  with business, an' that's printer's ink.  3S5;k5?x:5cx$������������������k*;x>**iwx5*5<s������������������  X X  X X  X  X X X  X X X  X  X v  X GRINDROD   NOTES X  X X XXXXXXXXXXX*  M. A- Dangle is erecting a fine barn  on his farm here.  J .Monk was a business visitor to  Vernon-.on Tuesday.  T. Skyrme and C. Pritchard went up  the line on business last week.  Mr. and Mrs. L. Brown, of Kelowna,  are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Campbell  for a few weeks.  Wm. Rothwell came . iu from the  Praiiic this week to spend the winter  with his brother. J. R. Rothwell.  Dudley Pritchard, who has been attending _high    school. _^jU_^mstrong:_  Additional   Lidstone   Donation  The secretary of the Lidstone donation fund, Grindrod, wishes us to announce the receipt pf $12.55 from tho  Enderby Presbyterian Church, and $G  received from Vernon, a total of ."JIG.55  since the last report published in connection with the fund.  I will pay YOUR PRICE for furs  or return goods at my expense.  Reference Canadian Bank of Commerce.  J. H. P. MUNRO  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  merry Christmas Jill  When buying for HIM why  not consider the  times and buy  'something'   substantial   in   the  way of wearing apparel.   Neck-- V  wear, handkerchiefs, gloves,  mufflers, suspenders���������������������������all acceptable gifts.  BF) T J   T      Men's Clothing, Boots & Shoes  ���������������������������   L/lJ-#J-#   Groceries, Etc.      Enderby  ��������������������������� [  anl  Cfifistmas  Jewelry is a lasting Gift���������������������������something  ] to remember in years to come. See  ��������������������������� my new stock���������������������������and, BFAR THIS IN  MIND, am offering my Christmas goods  at 20 per cent discount for cash. Here  are some suggestions:  Wrist Watches ^  Ladies' Watches  Men's Watches  Alarm Clocks  Military Brushes  Auloslrop Razors  Ivory Clocks  French Ivory  Inacrsoll Watches  Baby Necklets  Bead and. Pearl Necklets  Brooches   (Gold)  Community Plate Silver  Diamond Rings  N. A. KOURY  Jeweller & Optometrist  Enderby, B.C. jos  ������������������fii.  XMAS!   XMAS!   XMAS!  WE HAVE A LARGE ASSORTMENT  OF GOODS FOR MAKING XMAS  GIFTS THAT WILL BE APPRECIATED.  We se}}   f aDm,L  Why pay  for Less JL-a^.Oy 5  More?  Cliff Street, Enderby  pi������������������> ikying on  Why waste time and energy buying  each member of your family several  gifts when there is one gift that will  delight them all���������������������������A FORD CAR.  Their appreciation will bc as keen a  ���������������������������y ear^f i-om=no w-as-th o-day-y ou���������������������������b ring1  it home.  It will  mean much to  them  in a social way.    It will mean much to  you iu connection with your business.  Our deferred payment plan makes  it easy to own A FORD CAR. Call in  and let us talk it over.  Price F. O. B. Enderby  $780.00  GEO. A. RANDS,   Ford Pealer  Enderby  VERNON CREAMERY  wants cream  Price, 43c lb. butterfat  Cans furnished on application.  Express charges paid.  H. W. KNIGHT, Proprietor


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