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The Hedley Gazette Apr 19, 1917

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Array mBB&ftBsmmmum  ^frf^  i^&?n^$������������^  3#A3S2W&T-  ,ogislattve Awembljr  VICTORIA  Volumk XIII.      Number 13.  MEDLEY, B. C, ,THUR-SDAY, AI������K11, 1 J).   1917,  ���������s^^te-     ^    $2.00, In Advance  f JftS. CLARKE  ���������" \A/*a't'chmeil-ce>r  Clocks and Watches for Sale.    ���������- .  Travel by^Auto...  - Gall up-Phone.No. 12  if'A good st'o'ck ol" Horses and Bigs on  '-   Hiind."  If Orders for,Teaming      _  promptly attendcri to.  '    -  ���������    W o" O D   FOR'  S A L hi 1  KEREMEOS ITEMS.  ;.     . PftLft6&   --    .  Livery, '-Feefl-a Sale Stables   hisdEry n.'o.  Phono 12.~"       D.' J.   INNIS 'I'rorulotoi  N. Tiiomps n       ���������        - rrroNB si:ymook 50Vi  MGR. Wr.Si'KKN CANADA  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Steel Manufacturers  7 .Sheffield, Eng.  Olllces and Warehouse, 817-113 Beatty Sticct  ' "������������������- i. Vancouver, B. C.   ^        ,   _  Miss" Sowoll of the Similkameen school-roi urued home on  Monday's train.  Mr. Chamberlain," customs  officer at Similkanieen, was in  town Saturday. ' -  The many - friends of Mrs,..!.  J. Armstrong are glad to see  her back "and looking,so well.  Miss Betty Richter returned  ho'ine Monday from Orgville  where she spent lhe weekend.  Mr. and Mr.s. Jo.e.Armstrong  of Chopaka and Mr.s Wright of  Nighthrwk spent Friday ' in  town.   ���������  Mr. Hargroaves is in town renewing old acquaintances. Tie  has" been awaj-* all winter on"the  prairies.  R.  F>. BROWN  British Columbia Land Surveyor  Tel. No. 27 P. 0. Diaiviii 1(50  . -       B. C  PENTICTON,*  fc'.1  P. W. GREGORY  CIVIi; ENGINEER and BK1TJSII  COLUMBIA LAN!) SURVEYOR  Star Building -     -       Princeton  " Mrs.  ter of  H. Mcausette and claugh-  WALTER.CLWTON C.   H.   HASKINR  . CLAYTON &JiftSKINS '"  -''"Barristers, Solicitors", lite.  MONKY TO  LOAN  PENTICTON,  B. C.  m*&  DR, J. L. MASTERS  DENTIST.  OFFICE IN COVERT BLOCK.  Oroville,  Wash  ^^Vtt**fc*fc3a'fc'*S������fc*ftfctofc������fcfe*������9"������efcS8*'  I Grand  Union |  I Hotel  X  x  X  I HEDLEY,   British Columbia "x  5������ X  I : %  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  Bar Stocked with Best Brands   <t  of Liquor and Cigars ������*  X  X  X  Rates���������$1.50 a Day and Up  First-Class Accommodation.  x  ���������a   - ��������� *    3  ft A.   WINKLER,     Proprietor,  %  I ��������� X  Princeton are spending  a few days in town the guests  of Mrs. Keeler.  Mr.uF. M. Wright returned  home from .Vancouver on Monday, and' "reports, Mrs. Wright  doing, nicely.      .-  ,  ^  Spring has come, and everyone is busy plowing and getting  in their gardens, which is very  late for this valley."  Miss Helen Taylor," after  spending the holidays with her  parents at Cawston, .lbfurned  to school in Vancouver".  There-were twcnly-hvo new  Chinamen "arrived in town on  Monday. By all appeal a nces  it will soon have to be called  New Hong Kong.  The Thompkins brothers-ha ve  moved into one  of the Richter  cottages  at -Center   Keremeos..  Their wives and families arrived ���������  on Monday's train.  Mr..R. C. Clark returned from  Kamloops last Friday, where  he went to join the Forestry  battalion. Tt is his intention lo  return and join later.  Mr. anil Mrs. Amos of Molson  were '"m town for a few clays  last week and removed their  household effects to Molson,  where Mr. Ames is in business.  Mr. Powell of the Horn Silver  mine, Similkameen, was in town  hist week on business and is  much pleased with the way in  which work is going on at the  mine.  J. Young, Gilander Bro>. and  A. Smither/im of the Forestry  battalion at Kamloops spent a  few days in town this week.  They expect to leave for "Toronto in a few days...  :Mr. Tidy, the florist, returned  from New Westminster on  Monday, after spending the  holidays with his family. Mr.  Tidy Will, bring his wife to the  valley in July  of months. -  Mrs. Keiy gave si, quilting bee  last week' at the home of her  parents, 'Mr. and Mrs. John  Matt-ice. - The quilt will be sent  with another thai was quilted  n't Cawston to some missionary  ������������������In������mo or hospilaj.  The lecture .given by Dr.  Thomson on India in the church  on Friday night- Avas very interesting and very- much appreciated. "By'Jiving therefor  some-time it was- not so hard  for Dr. Thomson to make things  plainly understood. The collection was. given "to the W' M. S.  The 'monthly meeting of the  Similkameen __ Women's Institute was held "at the Institute  room on.Thursday of hist week.  It was decided ,to send the $60  taken iirat the community concert to the military hospital at  Va'neouvcr. They also decided  to put an emergency box at the  Institute.rooin to fill with such  articles as cannot be obtained  at the stores in case of sickness, Papers were read by  Mesdames "Robertson, R. C.  Clarke, P. Quant and G.Christie.  The registration of women  voters was discussed. The roll  call-was answered by Proverbs.  The meeting 'olbgfed with singing God Save fche���������"King. Refreshments were served by _the hostesses for the day, , Mesdames  Stanton, Thomas-and P. Quant.  TOWN AND DISTRICT  March School R.eport.  Margaret  "DIVISION I.  Ad van cod Juniors���������  Luke,  Preliminary Juniors���������George  Bcale, Hugh MacKehzie.  Entrance Class���������John Smith,  Lena Wirth. ~~  Junior Fourth���������Gomor Jones,  .George -Wi.ith. -'     "" -;.  ~~ divtptox "rr.  dr. Third���������?Fred .Hardman.-  George Stevens, Mary Fraser.  Jr. .Third���������Ma.ijorie Stevens,  Gordon Stanley, Viola Naff.  Sr. Second���������John Gaare, John  Hardman. Marguerite1 Jones,  Kathorine I foi Is.  Perfect, Attendam-e ��������� Theodore Burr. .John Gaare, Frod  Hardman, John Hard man. Marguerite Jones. Eloiso McLure.  Viola Naff. Ena Winkler, Minnie Winkler.  division in.  I Primer. A Class���������Arthur  French, Rachel Hardmau.  C Class���������Jean Robertson.  II Primer-���������John Fraser, Elsie  Abernethy.  Fiist Reader-Dorothy Cril ch-  Ioy, Earliiio MeLtiro.  2nd Reader���������-Norman French.  Perfect Attendance ��������� Mary  Bentley, Arthur French, Wilfred  French, Rachel'Hardman, Carlton Loonier, Albert Magner,  Muriel Stanley, Maggie Winlkor  A number of Rossland miners  arrived in camp this week.  P. J>romIo3r of Nighthawk  was a, visitor in town Monday  last.  A. J. and Mrs, King loft yesterday for a few days visit at  Oroville, Wash.  Geo. D. Kirby and II. Norman  of Keremeos wore visitors in  town .yesterday.  A. S. Black and Periey Russell were Princeton visitors in  town Friday last.  - John Bromley is spending the  week in town with his daughter,  Mrs. R. .7. Edmond.  Mrs. D. Muir of Princeton  spent tho past week in town the  guest of Mrs. D. Boyd.  Mrs.' Ed. Hossack returned  from Princeton Friday last  somewhat improved  in health.  The warm weather of the  week has made possible regular  meetings  of  the  Sons of Rest.  C. P. Dalton wishes to thank  many friends for their kindness and good wishes previous  to his depai ture.  Jas. A. Black, the well-known  clothing traveler of Vancouver,  was a caller at The" Gazette,  office yesterday.  S. L. Taube, optician, will be  at the Hcdloy Drug Store, on  Thursday, May 3rd, with a full,  stocl-c-of optical supplies.  J. Jameson received word 3res-  tcrday that his brother had  baen killed at the front. He  belonged to a Scotch regiment.  The Rev. Frank Stanton will  conduct services; in the Hedley  Methodist church Sunday evening, April 22nd, "for the last  time.  There is a  boom  season   in  Hedley,  The  the  to spend a. couple ��������� el  municipal   committee of  _ i.slatuae   at   Victoria has  refused     to ��������� recommend    that  church   sites   bo  exempt   from  taxation.  F������  &  All kind's of fresh and  cured meats always on  hand. Fresh Fish on  sale   every .-Thursday.  R. J. EDMOND, Prop.  GREAT  NORTHERN  HOTEL  HEDLEY B.C.  Bar and Tuble tho Best.   Rates Moderate  Hrst Class Accommodation  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor.  WILL GIVE A  Proceeds will be divided between the  Belgian Relief Fund and the  Canadian Patriotic Fund     -  \A/fl  Admission: Adults, 50c; Children, 25c.  in  golf this  Before  fall  the knob on (ho links should bo  pretty  well   worn   down to the  level of I ho ro-,t   of lhe scenery.  W. Wagon ha user, Mrs. XV,  Wagenhauser. Miss Muriel  Wagcnhauser. Miss T Crenelle,  and J. A. McEachern were a  Penticton auto party in town  Sunday.  John Kerr. Mrs. Kerr and  child, who were visiting Mr. and  Mrs. D. Boyd, left Monday last  for their homo at Pass burg.  Alia. Mr. Kerr U a brother of  Mrs. Boyd.  J. D. Whitehou-e, D. D. G. M���������  of Armstrong, paid an official  visit to-Hedley lodge, A. F. it A.  M., Friday evening. About 10  members and visitors were  present to welcome him.  Sergt. Doc Martin   of Hedley  is   wounded   and   a   prisoner of  war.     The   local    Patriotic   so-  ii-iety   will   cable   to   have   the  j Swiss governme'ntladopt him on  J behalf of the society.  j Mrs. A. T. Uorswell was the  (irst lady voter to register in  Hedley, and Miss L. Bealo the  second. F. H. French was the  commissioner who launched  them on the tempestuous sea  of politics.  A number of. young men enrolled in the U. S. national  guard were called to the colors  last week and left camp to join  their units. Success to them.  If a country is woith any thing-  it is worth fighting for.  In a letter to Mrs. .). Smith  regarding the death of her  brother, Sergt. E. Clare, the  chaplain of the regiment says:  ���������'" It will, I know, comfort you  to hear how. highly both officers and men speak of him and  how they will all mourn his loss  as a. hero to the battalion."  . C. P. Dalton, for the past  four years local manager of the  Bank of British North America,  left this morning for Kingston,  Out., to engage iu business. Mr.  Dalton ��������� leaves many warm  friends  iu Hedley  and vicinity  who wish him a prosperous  business career. Tic is succeeded as manager by W. J. Cor-  niack of the local branch.  Findlay Fraser, was in town  for a few days this week. Ho  has recently boon appointed  district .road foreman for tlie  Similkameen. Mr, Fraser is a  practical man and should prove  an efficient district foreman.  _The season's work will not be'  definately planned until appropriations are passed by the  legislature.'  _  The ladies of the L. O. B. A.  gave'1 a, whist drive Tuesday  evening to which the L. 0:L.  and their ladies were invited.  The first ladies' prize Avas captured by Mrs. Jameson; the  booby, a bottle of catsup, was  carried away by Mrs. Morrison.  The first gentlemen's prize was  won by Arthur King, and the  booby, a large spud, was taken  hy Bert Jones, who remarked  that he would' put it'in the  bank. Supper was served, and  at the close of this C.,P. Dalton  Avas presented Avith a beautiful  Orange sash. The presentation  speech Avas made by Wm. Lonsdale, W.- M. of the Lodge, to  Avhich Mr. Dalton made a suitable reply,  In spite of all human foresight   and   caution,   no- doubt  there will be mishaps'/and accidents attendant upon .the conduct of industrial  enterprises.  The human animal is not infallible.    He is proue to- error and  faulty judgment.   But in spite  of it all, there  is ample justification in the belief  that much  of  the  horror   o'f ,modern   iii^_  d us try might be' avoided were  reasonable    precautious .made  imperative in  the  operation of  industrial  undertakings.      But  that such  precautions are.prac-  tically    impossible    AAdiile    the  chief motive of industry is. that  of producing a profit for OAvners,  who as  a rule  take no part in  the operation thereof, is a foregone  conclusion  to almost any  one "possessed   of reasoning faculties,    Profit  being  the  driving* force  behind  nlT  industrial  operations, mid tho owners and  recipiants of the profit thus obtained not being subject to tho  risks to life and limb  that are  incurred because of  the lack of  safety  precautions   and   appliances,  it  may  readily  bo seen  why  so   many   accidents  occur  that might be avoided if proper  precautions    were    taken   and  safety measures applied. These  Avould   cost   money  and to that  extent profit" avouIiI be lessened.  From    the   standpoint    of    the  profit-hungry owner  this could  not for a   moment  be  thought  of.    Far better that the lives of  "free"   workers    be   sacrificed,  than that a few  shekels of the  sacred profit be lost.    And it is  quite   logical,   too,  for  human  life is the  cheapest  thing upon  the   planet,  and   may   well   be  sacrificed because of  its lack of  worth in terms of financial rat-  T  lose  B. C,  he owners of coal mines  nothing by its sacrifice.���������  . Federationist.  What Britain Has Done.  11:  ear  George  army:   '"  greatest  greatest  the words of Lloyd  on the now British  They have faced the  army in tlie Avorld, the  army tlie world has  ever seen, the best equipped  and the best trained, and they  have beaten them." The "flannelled fool at the Avicket and  the muddied oaf at the goal,"  the "Essex yokel." and the  "Kensington draper," these  have done this deed, these  have avoii the day for Britain,  and yet three years ago not  ou'ly Germany, but many other  nations, believed tho British  people had degenerated aud  Avere unworthy of their mighty  traditions and glorious past.���������  London Chronicle.  A burglar Avas caught by tho  police as he was sneaking from  the back door.of a residence at  Kamloops. When searched by  the police ten potatoes Avere  found on his person.  w  ���������-V  its  li  ���������lit  w.  vilS i-i ,. u j ii . ii . i. uluiijuiiw  sntinnrn  f '\j''^0'y:A\'".nS^  '&<-**��������� .-l-^vy--b.j\---jt*--.' -/-  THE     GXZETTE,     HEDLEY,     B.     0,  fB**-  Doctor Tells How to Strengthen  Eyesight 50 per cent. In One  Week's Time in Many Instances  4   Jfres   Inscription   You   Caa   H������v������   Pilled  and   Use   at  Horn*  LONpON.���������rjo you weir 'bUmcs? Are; Yin'0������io\a.h\tC\n a'fouVth of ������'>liu ol  frou a rictira of eye strain or oilier eye weik- wa|er Jn(J a!low t(> dis!/0lve. with, this liquid  pessccI li so, vou will be fflad to know - - -  jjh.it according to Dr. Lewis there 11 real hope  for you. Many v;ho*e eyes were (ailing ������ay  ������l.ey hare had their eyes restored through the  Jriiiciplo of thit nonclc:ful free prescription.  One man lays, after trying it: "I was almost  fcluid; could not tee to icad at all. Now I  tin read everything: without any glasses and  Ciy eyes do not water any more. At night  Ihjy would pain dreadfully; noir they leel  ISiic all the tunc. Jt was- like a miracle o  &ur." A lady who fried it says: "The atiuos-  a':ere seemed hazy with or without glasses,  eut after using this piescriplion for fifteen  ItUya everything seems clear.' 1 can even read  ������:,c print without glasses." It is believed  ihat thousands who near glasses can now discard them in a reasonable time and multitudes  Bio, e will be able to strengthen their rytt  to as to be spared the trouble and expense of  aver getting glasses. Eye troubles of many  jiescripcions may  be wonderfully  benefited by  A German Prophecy  Verestcchagin, the Russian artist,  p<iitiled a scries of fifteen Napoleon  pictures. When the Kaiser visited  {he artist's studio he flood for a long  time before the famous "Retreat  from Moscow." - "A.nd intspite of  that/' the emperor remarked, "there  will still be men who want to govern  the world; but they will all end like  this."���������Chambers Tournc-l.  Canadian Order of Foresters  Has Splendid Record for 1916  WILL   READJUST    ITS   RATES  foilow-Inff tlis simple rules.    Here if the pre. .,-,-,.  scription-  Go to any active drur store anil   society Proposes to Place its JbtlSl-  eet a bottle of Bon-Opto  tablets.     Drop one n-ac nn o Ttacia nF inn rter rent  Bon-Opto   tablet   in   a   fourth   of   a   jlaii  of ,       ness on a -Basis ot 100 per cent,  water and allow to dissolve.   With thu liquid i Actuarial Solvency  bathe the eyes two to four times daily.    Vou '  should notice your *yci clear up perceptibly      The  Canadian  Order of  Foresters  right   from   the   start   and   inflammation   will   .        . ...   .  (luick-ly disappear,    if your eyes are bother-   iws had a record without parallel  in  lessly blind might have been saved if tney had   As������Ociations     operating-     ill     Canada.  caNeodJr ar^fiSi. **,.������������!������ M p,y,������?;ciy vyys, instivucdf in ]f,9-  whom the above article was submitted, said: In 1885 It enacted a table of monthly  "Bon-Opto is a very remarkable remedy.    Its assessments  which  has  been  ill   force-"  constituent ingredients arc well known to em- frnm   <l,.,t  lim,-   rlnum   m   flip  r.rcsent  inent eye specialists and widely prescribed by Ir.������ n  ",at  l.,m,r  d������w"  t0 A     .P     fl.ot  thent.       The    manufacturers   guarantee   it  to Without  a Single change.  During that  strengthen eyesight So per cent, in one week'* pQriod all other Fraternal Insurance  time m  many  instances or refund  the money. CoriftiVs   lnv*   frninrl   it   ticrccwrv   to  It   can   be   obtained   from   any   good" druggist' societies   Have   tOUnCl   It   nCCCSSary   to  and  is  one  of   the  very   few   preparations  I revise rates,  Until  this  society^ Stands  feel should  be kept on (hand  for regular   uji as  the only prominent institution  op-  ..      . ������,....!.. ii   ���������.- ^r.i ,..- ciatjng. upon a remarkably low scher  diilc of rates. In 1916 the society-  paid out in death claims over $726,-  000.00. Notwithstanding this large  payment, it added to the Insurance  Fund, for the .year over $422,000.00.  The  balance   standing  to   the   crcr'il  TO ST0PBAD COUGH  Soothe  TJiy,   Irritated   Throat With   Par rain t  Syrup.    Says This Old-Fashioned  Cough Medicine Is the Best  We are told" that" the old time lemcdies ar������  besl  tir.d invariably contain  lefs harmful  yet  better medicine  thaii  those  which are  iu  use  today.     This   bailiff  so,   undoubtedly   the  following  old   fashioned  recipe   which     is   cjuiclt-  >T        ,, i.   /-_   acting will  be  welcomed  by  many as    ther*  No allowance was  made ior_ieei!l!l t0 be a reKU|ar epidemic of coughs, at  in almost every family," The Valmas Drug  Co.. Store 6, Toronto, will fill your orders ii  your diucght cannot.  THE DOOR TO HEALTH  Is Through lire Rich, Red Elood Dr.  Williams-" Pink Pills Actually  Make  The blood is responsible for the  health of the body. If it is good  disease cannot exist. If it is bad,  the door is shut against good health  disease is bound to appear in one  lorm or another. One person mav  be seized with rheumatism or sciatica, another with anaemia, indigestion, heart palpitation, headaches or  backaches, unstrung nerves or  j-.ny of the many other forms ol ailment that comes wli/n the blood is  weak and watery. There is just one  certain, speedy cure���������Dr. YVilliams'  Pink Pills. They make new, rich.  red blood, and this good blood  stvnghlcns the whole system and  brines good health and happiness  Thousands owe tlic-ir present pood  health, some, life its-Mf. to the pills.  Mrs. Charlie Goddard, Chatham,  Out., says:���������"Four years ago my  nervous system was so run .down  that life seemed nothing but a .bur--  dr-n. I doclorcd for two years with  lilUc or no benefit. I could neither  work, cat nor sleep well. While in  this condi'i'-in a friend advised me to  trv'P'r. Willi-ms' Pink Pills. Before  d.f'ins* so i Ibouerhl T would consult  mv doctor and I"-'told nic he 'knew-  of no belter medicine for building  lib (He nrrvo"? system. I started  to '''he. the pills and afier a short  while found O'ey were helping me  I look the pills for nearly three  ni'inlhs and run thankful to say that  thev completi-ly cured me. Ever  since I have kent. a box of (he pills  in   Ihe  house  hut  have   not   found  it  ��������� necessary to take tliem."  Vou can "get Dr. Williams' Pink  Pi"'" thi-oi'"*h inn' dealer in medicine,  or-il-ey wi'l be sent by mail postpaid,  ���������'at *0 cents a box.'or six boves for  $->.-0 by writing' The. Dr. Williams'  Medicine  Co.. TTrockvillc. Ont.  Guaranteeing the  Price  of Potatoes  The encouragement of    agriculture  in Great Britain by the guarantee by ���������  the government of minimum prices'0' l������c Insurance Fund on the 31st of  has-become a reality. A start is I December, last, was $5,628,343.00 In  being made with potatoes for which spite of this most unusual .record the  minimum prices have been fixed: ' society decrded to have a most thor-  ll^s per ton for delivery from Sep- ^'ST'1 and comprehensive mvcstiga-  teinb'ci- 13 to January 31; 120s. pei ll0n made of its actuarial standing,  ton for February and March of the Th,s course was thought wise on ac-  following year, and 130s.  per ton for  count of the legislation passed by the  the remainder of'the season,  works  out  at   the  long  ton   at  about 75 to'88c.  This  from  Miller's Worm Powders do_ not  need the after-help of castor oil or  any purgative to complete their  thoroughness, because they are thorough in themselves. One dose of  them, and they will be found palatable by all children, well end the  worm trouble by making the stomach  and bowels untenable to the parasites, and not only this, but -the  powders wilj be certain to exert  most beneficial influences in the digestive organs.  The master of the household had  ordered that the maid should clean a  coat of his with gasoline. The order  was not carried out, so he asked his  wife:  "Why won't this-girl of ours "clean  my coat   with gasoline?"  "Oh," said the wife, "ever since  that chauffeur jilted her she hasn't  been able to stand the odor of it,"  Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.  Gentlemen,���������My daughter,-13 yrs  old, was. thrown from a sleigh and  injured ,1'ier. elbow so badly it remained stiff and very painful for  three vcars. Four bottles of MINARD'S LINIMENT completely  cured her and she has not been  troubled for two years.  Yours truly,  JAB.  LIVES.QUE.  St.  Joseph,  V.O., 18th Aug., 1900.  German People  Favor Ruthiessness  Cost of Bad Roads  Good Roads Savo the Farmer Money  and Add to Profits  A company in Stanislaus county,  California, that buys skimmed milk  from the farmer has demonstrated  to the rural residents in an emphatic .manner the value of good roads  to them. This company sends trucks  directly to tlie farms to collect the  skimmed milk, but it pays higher  prices lo farmers living on good  roads than on bad roads. On poor  roads the company pays 17 1-2 cents  per 100 pounds, but on good roads it  pays 20 cents. Of course, the farmer always lias been paying this tax  on every hundred pounds he hauled  over bad roads and he has been relieved of il on every hundred - pouniis  he had hauled over good roads, but  thru fact has not been brought !o  his notice as in the case cited. When  lie measures his distanre from town  in miiiiilcs instead of miles he will  realize the profit of good roads.���������  American  Lumberman.  vVar Party and People Appear to Be  as One on the Question  -Kvcry one would rather blame a  government than a nation, and the  icry magnitude of Germany's crimes  in the present war has led the charitably disposed to seek a scapegoat.  7"hat was fundamentally the reason  for the denunciation of the kaiser in  the early days of the war which so  angered Germans in America; it was  an outlet for the indignation of people who could not believe a nation  capable of such things. When it  could no longer be ignored that pou-  erful public opinion supported and  even egged on tlie emperor, an attempt was made with the same generous motive, to distinguish between  Germans aud Prussians. After 2 1-2  years of war these kindly distinctions  have become less and less possible.  Whatever internal dissensions there,  may be among the German, people,  as for example in regard to the distribution of pork mid potatoes, they  appear lo be more nearly united in  support of aggression and a ruthless  conduct of the- war than upon arty  other subject. Only a minority of  tie Socialists have opposed the gov  crnm.-nt, cither iu respect lo savagery or in the niulter of war aims.���������  [ l-'roin the Springfield Republican.  l&lKuSIN<  How many people, crippled and lame from rheumatism?  (Owe their condition to neglected or incorrect treatment!  It is the exact combination of the Purest Cod Liver  Oil with  glycerine and hypophosphites as contained in  that has made Scott's famous for relieving rheumatism when other treatments have utterly failed.  If you are a rheumatism sufferer, or feel its first  symptoms, start on Scott's Emulsion at once.  HT MAY BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED.  Scatt & Bowb������, Toronto, Obt 1*4  Ontario  Legislature at its  last    session.  The Legislature in 1916 passed an  Act which requires that all Fraternal  Insurance Societies shall, on, or before, the' first day of April, 1918, fill  a report with the Registrar of  Friendly Societies, which report shall  contain a valuation of all its Insurance Certificates in force on the ^Ist  of December, 1917. This report must  not only show the Insurance Liability which the society has undertaken  to pay, but also the assets which the  society has available, in the way of  accumulated funds, and future assessments for.Ihe payment of the Insurance liabilities as they mature. The  object of this statement is to show  the degree of actuarial solvency  which each society has, as of December 31st, 1917. The Act.provides further that at the end of each three  year period, after 1917, a similar  statement of valuation shall be file-!  in order to ascertain whether or not  the society has maintained its degree  of actuarial solvency. The object of  the Act is, that where a society  shows at the end of the first three  year term that-has not maintained  its degree ioF actuarial solvency that  there shall he such an increase- in  rates as will insure that the society  shall maintain the. degree of solvency  which-it had on the 31st of December, 1917, or improve that position.  In view of this legislation the  Canadian Order of Foresters decided  not to wait until the 31st December,  1917, to ascertain the facts required  by the Act, and, shortly after the  Set was passed in 1916, this society  engaged Mr. Abb Landis of Nashville, Tennessee, for the-purpose of  investigating its actuarial standing as  of thc"3'lst"December, 1915. Mr.  Landis^is one of the leading actuaries  on the American continent today, and  is so recognized in the insurance  world. His experience extends over  a term of twenty-five years-, eighteen  years, of which has been devoted exclusively _ to .Fraternal  Insurance Associations. Tn-thi.se.  eighteen years Mr. Landis has  advised with one _ hundred and  eighty-six' sock-tie's, six of these societies being Canadian. He has also  been for fifteen years on the Committee of Statutory Legislation of  the National Fraternary Congress, and  has been prominently identified with  the drafting of all bills dealing with  Fraternal Insurance legislation. Mr.  Landis is also the author of eighf  books on insurance, which are accepted as authorities today.  The Actuary has found that during  its whole experience of thirty-six  years, the Canadian Order of Foresters has had an exceptionally favo*--  iblc mortality experience. Because  of this exceedingly favorably mortal-  ily experience, and the.large amount  nf accumulated funds, Mr. Landis  has been able to prepare unusually  favorable monthly . assessment rates,  wi ich will enable the society to provide for the payment of all future  claims. These rates of assessment.  as compared >vith rates deduced from  other luortaliiy tables, is very much  to Ihe advantage of "the members of  the Canadian Order of Foresters.  In constructing a mortality table  ���������on tlie experience of the society, Mr.  landis has eliminated the first five  yiars of membership "duration. The  object of this course is in order lo  it.sure the death rate under more  nearly normal conditions than would  be possible by taking the first five  years of duration into consideration.  During the first five years there is n  gain from recent medical selection.  He has recommended a ���������schedule of  rates, which, based upon the report  which will be filed as. of the 31sl December, 1917, should show more than  100 per cent, of actuarial solvency,  because of margins of safety which  may be classified as follows:  First: There would be gains from  .".dual interest earned in excess of 4  I per cent., which is the amount lite  'Actuary fixes as the basis of calcit-  ���������lalioti. As a matter of fact, the_ av-  , erage interest earned by the society,  upon its Insurance Fund, as at prcs-  I cut invested, is 5.4-1 per cent. As the  ' securities held . by the society arc  i mostly for long terms,  there should  be a substantial jrsin  on interest account.  Second: There would be a saving  from-a lower death rate by reason of  tlie fact that the first five years of  membership lias been eliminated by  J.ir. Landis inconstructing his mortality table.  Third: There would also be gains"  from  accumulation  forfeited  through  lapses _.  _  .. ._o  .,   ���������.._._,  StlC.h   gains   in  fixing   the   schedule   of! the   present   time.     Secure   from  your .drujf-  rates. "'"' '  " " " '  --i���������i.i- -.       -���������-������  Fourth: There-would be a surplus  in contributions, owuig to the fact  that, after eliminating -the first five  years of membership, the Actuary  loaded the tabular rates by an arbitrary sum to make assurance doubly  sure.  Notices of motion have gone out to  the membership providing^ for. readjustment, and this legislation will  be* considered at the next meeting of  the High Court of the-Order in June.  The rates  for members    who    are  now in  the   Order    start., at  sixteen  with  a monthly    assessment    gf    65  cents, at twenty, the rate is 69 cents,  at thirty, 85 cents, at thirty-five, $1.08,.  at forty-five, $1.53, with gradually in-|  creasing rates  for  the    older    ages..  The rates for new members start at  jrist r ounce Parmint (double strength)., tal'0  this home nnd add to it a quarter pint- o<  hoc water and 4 ounces of granulated sugar.  stir until dissolved. Take 1 ' tnblespooiiful  four times a day. No more racking your  whole "body with a cougli. Clogired r.ostrili  should open, air passages ot your head should  clear and your breathing become ea-jy. Par-  mint r.yrup is pleasant to take, easy to prepare' nnd costi little. Every" person who  has a Gtubborn cough, hard cold or. catarrh  in any form should {five this prescription ft..  trial.  "Any druggist can supply you; or a bottl������  will be sesit or^.receipt of 75c, postaj. note op  money order. Address Internal ioVial ,Lab-  oratories, 74 St. Anionic.St., Montreal, Canada. P  food's ������be���������p&6&!&&  Th* Grtat English KcmrAw,  Tonga and invigorates ths wbeto  nervous aystesD, makes new Blo*4  ia old Veins, Cure* Kcrosxo  3)(lii!itp,Mcntal and Brain Worrv, Itefpo*.  ' "'     * " "     n/.l*"  sfetiey, I.ost of KncrffU, J'alpitation e/.tkt  Bold.by all  Heart, Failing Memory.   Price SI per bos, si:  '-���������-    " "-* :���������:"-������������������ re,  Soldby-'  on reepipt    _,  free. THE WOOD  SSEmClN!"? CO., T0K0HT0, OKI. (Fwoulr BJIstacJ  sixteen with a rate, of 65  cents,    at ^             twenty,  /3  cents,  at  thirty, $l.0d,  at' for$5.   Ono will please, sizwiUoui  thirty-five, $1.23, at forty, $1.52,    at f^^^^X^^  forty-four, $1.83.  ���������   ��������� ""   '  Two  options  are  given    to     those  who are already members of the Or- ���������������.-.��������������� ...������._.������., ..........  der.     One option  provides    that all SSB������������������������������������������WfSfff BMMS  members  who   are  between   the    at-     ��������� ITI !&!T\*^r^B VJi8 .Hoipitais mm  f-im^rl iir������ nf ������dvtrn to fortv-five   in- 9*eal���������""������"��������� cukes chronic weaknsss.lost viooa  tainca ages or six ten to ion.} uv v, m   . j VI5| M0SIV   bladuek. diseases, blood poisow.  roUQERACa  M  BEEKMAN ST NE.W YORK or LYUAN SRng  TOSONTO     WHITE POR FREE BOOK TO DR   LE CLEM  Med Co HavsrstockRd Hampstead London Eho.  IRV NElYOKAOEEtTASTEf.ESSIFORMOr   EASY  TO  TABS  '    " "~ " -  *     SAFE AMD    -  LASTING COast.  WE THAT   TRADE   MARKED  WORD     THKRAFION    IS O*  -tfilT.aOVI STAMP AfHXCO XO ALL OS������UII<S rACMT* .  \  The Soul of a Piano is tho  Action.    Insist on the.  Otto ffigel Piano Action  ~*  0  elusive, mav elect to take term insiii-   ������ilss  eitiisr no druggists or mail si .post * ct������  ',.,'        .,, ,;.,       .1   ���������������,   i,   ������������������,.,.,      rouOIRACO  M  BEEKMAN_ST_NE.WYORKorLYUANSROt  nncc, which will entitle them to carry   ^  their present insurance at their present rate until  they have attained the  age of. sixty years.      Members    between  the  attained  ages  of forty-six  and fifty-five, inclusive, may elect to  continue the present amount of their  insurance, at  the  present    rates,    as  te**m insurance for a period of fifteen _  years.    Those members who are be-.  tween   the attained  ages" of fifty-six j  and  sixty-nine,  inclusive,   can     carry i  their  present   protection  as   term   in- j  surancc, at their present rate, for ten  years.    Term protection of members'  between the attained ages of seventy  to    seventy-six    gradually    decreases  from   nine  years  at  the  age  of  seventy/to  three  years  at.the age    of  i-cventy-six and over.  The "second option insures to all  members, no matter when admitted,  when they attain the age c?f- seventy,  .and over, the right to paid up insurance for amounts set out in the schedule prepared by the Actuary, where  such members do not desire to continue to pay the life rates. This  schedule entitles the members from  'sixteen'to'eighteen to paid up insurance for $900 at the age of seventy,  which amount gradually decreases as  the attained age of the member increases.  The adoption of the proposed readjustment will place the society -on  a basis of absolute solvency from an  actuarial standpoint, and enable it to  maintain its splendid position in the  world of Fraternal Insurance.  Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.  VETERINARY COURSE AT HOME  Taught Is tlmplest ������nf U������h during  gare time. ���������* Diploma r r a ��������� t e d������  ttt within reach of alt. Satfsfa**  tion guaranteed. Hare been leads  (���������(by correspondence tw������ntf  {rear*. Graduates assisted In manf  vaya. Every person Interested lij  ���������toclc should take It^  catalogue and full  particular*  l������nrf������nV������t.Corr������sp������ntf������aM  School  ������J������*. 59   Losdoa.Oatarw.Ckft  uii minwcu *���������  It.     Write  fof  fre!  BOOK  ON  DOG DISEASES  And How to feed  Usil������d trta  to any sddros*  fcjr  th* A*uUior  H.CLAY GLOVER CO., Ine.  118 West 31st Street, New York  1  Who Is Me On?  New Railway Enactment in England  Has ^Curious Effect on Fares  The new railway enactment in  England, enjoining a 50 per cent,  rise otr_ all railway fares, has' had  the curious effect" of making the single fare between two adjoining stations iu Lancashire 2d., whilst the  return fare is 41-2d. A recent writer, although loath to spoil the joke,  supplies tlie explanation. Before the  rise of SO per cent., the single fare  between the two stations used   to be  1 l-2d., and the return fare 3d. An  addition.of SO per cent, to' the single  fare   would  have   brought   it  up^ to  2 1-4d., but railway companies Jong  ago set their faces against farthings.  The board of trade,, however, sets its  face against more than a 50 per cent,  rise. So the single fare was fixedat  2d., and merely in order to maintain a claim to its just rights, th';  railway company fixed the fare for  return at 41-2d.���������Christian Science  Monitor.  They Soothe Excited Nerves._���������  Nervous affections are usually attributable to defective digestion, as the  stomach dominates the nerve centres.  A course of Parmclee's Vegetable  Pills will still all disturbances of thi-5  character, and by restoring the stomach to normal action relieve the nor  vts from irritation. There is no sedative like tl'i'crn and in the correction of irregularities of the digestive  processes, no preparation has done so  effective wor(c, as can be testified to  bv thousands.  Holland has only 7,000 automobiles  among its six million people, but has  a motorcycle for about ev*ty*y seven  persons.  MICA  AXLE GREASE  forms a smooth,- slip*  pery surface on the axla  spindle. The ground  Mica fills the pores of  the steel and makes  easier turning. Dealers  everywhere.  THE  IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY  Limited  SfcANCHES THROUGHOUT  CANADA  No Subject for Mirth  ���������Friend   (examining     photograph)���������  "Aye, it's no so    bad,,   Donald,    but  you're looking    so  sour,  mon;    why  dinna ye smile a wee bit?"  Donald���������"Smile!     D'ye* ken   I  had  to  pay two shillings   for 'em?"���������The  Tatlcr.  Minard's  Liniment for Sale  where.  Every-  Keep Tab on Cost . -  With poultry costs so high, why  not keep an accurate account of the  receipts and expenditures during the  coming winter? A_ simple way to keep  track of the grain used is to build  a supply bin in the poultry house.  The grain can be easily weighed and  the amount recorded each lime the  bin is filled. A tabualtcd sheet tacked upon the side of tlie bin may also  be used for recording the egg yield  and receipts.���������-American Agriculturalist.  Worms cause frctfulness and rob  the infant of sleep, the great nourish-  isher. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will clear the stomach and  intestines and restore healthfulness.  Cohen���������So Sadie has'broken dtc  engagement. Did she gif you back  der ring?  Sohrnenstein���������No, she said diamonds hat gone up, but she voitld git  me vat I baid for it.  Granulated Eyelids*  Eye* inflamed by expo*  sure to Sun, Dost and Wlnl  quickly relieved by Horifif  v--gr EyeSesssdy. NoSnuutui^  just Eye Comfort. At  Yow Druggist's 50c per Bottle. Marine Eyi  SalveinTubes25c. ForBookeftbeEyeFreeask  Pruggitt* on MurJacKye Bcmedy Co., ChkagD  =_ .. -j    %S!~A  -    W,      N.      U,      1148  ^T'^V^\T^^\^^^^^":^^^W^.  sggjtsaaro^ft^^ mmmmsmmtammmsm  ���������efep  ifl|g|ll������i  ^iigiisis  m&MMSti  wm  ;MS;  THE "   GAZETTE,.1    'HEDLEY,      B.      C.  fin  Germany's  Steel Output  Maintain Supply Is the Cause of Anx-  >, iety in Enemy Country  Francis Gribble, in an article on  Germany's munitions, published in  The London ��������� Chronicle says,:  "Though the censorship is strict in  Germany, awkard truths have a way  of leaking out through the columns  of trade organs and technical papers,  and it may, now be gathered from  these instructive sources that rhe munition supply is a cause of increasing  anxiety. First and foremost there is  arr admitted scarcity of. railway rolling stock. Large orders for fresh  stock were placed in 1915, but, owing  to the state of the labor market, only  about fifteen per cent, of these orders  have been executed. The chief consequence of the scarcity in 1915 was  that the farmers failed to get manure  imd had a shockingly bad harvest.  The present complaint is that there  is not enough waggons to convey  coke to the blast furnaces, with the  result that the production-of steel is  menaced. _ Difficulty exists even in  Westphalia and the Rhine provinces,  where the Essen syndicate had to  diminish'its deliveries of coke by one-  half.  . "That is one reason why the met-  'allurigacai crisis is so imminent. Another -may be found in the .increasing  lack of labor which" is -diminishing  the output alike in the coal lnines'and  iron mines, as a^few selected figures  will  show.'.'  Gribble then points out .that the  number of workmen employed in  German coal mines in 1913-was 405,-  183, and they were reduced to 294,  ������52 in the last three months of 1916.  The output of iron ore of the three  leading companies for  1915-1916    in-  * ci eased by 3,713,638 tons as compared   with  1913-1914.  ,��������� Gribble continues: "Some companies are now working at old dumps  of ore containing_ less than twenty-  five per cent, of iron, because skilled  mining labor is not available in sufficient quantity.    The proportion    of  - women employed in the iron and steel  industries has increased during 'the  war from seven to nineteen per cent.  rThere  have  been  no  adequate facilities  for  training th'em  or other    un  skilled or partially skilled substitutes  for skilled hands,"  Eight Rules for Success  A Prescription for the Young    Man  Who Is Anxious.to Succeed  ' Elbert" H. Gary, chairman of- the  United States Steel Corporation, Liter  thinking the subject over carefully,  compiled the following prescription  for the young man ambitious to,attain success:  ���������1. He should be honest, truthful,  .sincere,  and serious.  2. He should believe in and preach  and  practice the  Golden  Rule.  3. He should be strong and healthy,  physically and morally.  4. His habits and mode" ."of living  should be temperate and'clean and  his companions selected with regard  to' their character and reputation.    .  5. He should possess good natural  ability and a determination constantly to improve his mind and memory.  6. He should possess a good education, including, particularly the fundamentals, .such as -mathematics,  grammar, spelling, writing,. geography and .history; and .also a technical   education- concerning  the  lines  .. he proposes to follow.1  '7. He should be* studious and  thoughtful, keeping his mind upon a  subject until it is  mastered.  ��������� 8. He should be conscientious, mod?  est but courageous, energetic, persistent, even-tempered, economical,  faithful and loyal to his friends and-  the intersts he represents.  ���������As he handed over his recipe for  success,  Judge  Gary  remarked:  "The above qualifications, you will  notice, are within the reach ot all. If  possessed, and put into practice they  will bring success, to the individual  and satisfaction to any others interested."���������The American  Magazine.  Weather and Battles  Dry Britain is Inevitable  The Freedom of the Country Standing in the Way of Reform  The following is condensed from  an article in the Globe of January  6th: "The belief is in'the air that  Lloyd George, who; two years ago,  was in favor of State purchase and  was forced by the Opposition within the Cabinet lo drop his proposals,  will now press the liquor question  to an issue. The chief pro-iagonist  in the movement for drink reform  has been Arthur Mec, a journalist.  He has been the Peter the Hermit  of a crusade which now appears to  be on the,point of victory."  "Do you think prohibition is coming Mr. Mce?" I said. "It is inevitable as victory" he replied. "We  stand face to face with all the forces  of scientific deviltry, and though they  are rather hard they are also rather  true. Our people and our parliament both have.been "ove'rbeered."  move. It was our .freedom that stood  in the way���������the very thing we are  fighting for. It was that which  brought us nearer to defeat- than we  ever have been. Man has so rrruch  freedom in this country."  "Although we teach at school that  alcohol is poison, for the miserable  pittance of a few' pounds apiece, we  allow a hundred thousand men to sell  this poison, and then men who grow  rich selling it wc put in the House  of Lords. A trade has so much freedom in this country that it'can carry  on its work despite the fact that the  King of England has declared that it  prolongs the war. The free habits  of the people have been a sort ' of  fetish .with us always. A man can  do as he likes, and it was not until  the end of the South African war  that the first doctor went' into ' a  school on behalf of the State to sec  that the children were well enough  to learn. He found that a mighty  army of them were 'not fit to be at  school and we are. beginning to alter-  that now. But still there are parents  who will not let the school doctors  sec their children. "Things are coming to a pretty pass," they would  say, "when a man can no longer do  what he likes with his child.'/  "When you think us slow remember that'our cry for freedom makes us  so. A man is free in Briton whether  he deserves it or not. Behind that  fact lies the reason for the state of  things that well nigh break the  hearts, of .those who live in this little  land, who know what she has done  and what she might yet do. It is a  pitiful thing to say but it is triie, that  for a year and more we allowed ."a  private trade, in Britain to stand in  the. way of Victory for our' allies;  .while civilization has been rocking  and reeking, Great Britain has been  boiling   with- drink."  How thankful we should be for  partial prohibition but we still go on  "fooling" with so-called- "temperance  beer" that contains more than' a  large, tablespoonful of strong whiskey in ever glass. H. Arnott, M.B.,  M.C.P.S.  Safety First in  . Naval Strategy  Germans      Refuse      to    Take    Any  Chances  With British .Fleet  The general naval policy of Germany has never been a secret. It  hits been stated on the highest authority that the German high seas  fleet will not fight unless opportunity  offers of -engaging under favorable  conditions, which means in the vicinity, of the German coast where _evcry  advantage can be obtained ironi the.  employment of destroyers, submarines, mines and aircraft. They realize, the advantage, moreover, of having dockyards at hand to which crippled mcivof war can be taken. The  enemy has'attempted to entrap one  or more sections of the Grand Fleet.  There is no reason to doubt that it  was with that idea that Adnural van_  Scheer put to sea on May .'31. In-i  formed of the dispositions of the  Grand Fleet, he thought that he could  overwhelm the battle cruiser squadrons before Admiral Jellicoe could  reach the scene of action with the  greatly superior force of battleships.  The fighting was continued until the  battle squadrons appeared, and th-n  the Germans fled. What conclusion  is to be' drawn from that battle,  which was mainly a running fight  between battle cruisers, at least so  far as the British were concerned?  The Germans evaded our battleship  squadrons, half an-hour .saving them  from what would have probaly been  annihilation.���������Archibald Hurd in  Fortnightly Review.  Bad Weather Often Has Contributed  to the Failure  of Success  of Armies  Weather, which has been hampering the operations of our armies, has  in all times influenced the course of  battles. Its effect, however, l;as generally been one-sided,"and some past  examples form a hopeful precedent  for today. At Crecy, for instance, the  "great rain," which Froissart r.ecords,  rendered useless the bowstrings of  the Genoese archers, but the English  bows, bemg in cases, were not affected. At Plassey,. too,-a. heavy  shower of rain damaged the enemy's  powder to such an extent I hat his  lire slackened, and Clivc was enabled  to avenge the massacre, of the Black  Hole. Bad weather, materially contributed to the failure of Napoleon's  expedition against Russia; and the  Austrians, in their, rctreal at Solk.r-  ino, were saved from annihilation by  ;t hurricane so fierce that, according  to the "Moniteur" of that clay, "nothing could any longer be distinguished on the field of battle."���������London  Chronicle.  Will Create Mighty Armada  | Britain Can Buiia a Standardized Ship  in 90 Days  The creation of a mighty armada  of British mercantile shipping within  six months after-the end if'tlic wai*  is prophesied by a .naval -'authority;  Facilities for ship building in Great  Britain, it is asserted, have���������������������������jiicn .- so  greatly augmented during the . war  that British yards can easily: outdistance all German competition.  .- "Once our effort is concentrated on  merchant shipping," this official said,  "it will be possible to build vessels in  less than 90 days and perhaps faster,  if they are standardized ships. Even  with so much labor diverted to war  purposes we have been able to-con-  struct 9,000-ton liners in three  months'  time.  _������������������ "The stimulus to shipbuilders working under war pressure and on war  vessels will continue when it comes  to building merchantmen, lor the  men will accept the challenge of the  Germans. Never in her history has  Britain had at her disposal such a  highly efficient and large body of  shipbuilders as she will have when  the war closes. _ We can view the  future with equanimity, regardless of  German predictions."  Takes New Office  A Life and Death Struggle  Do You  Want to  See    the    British  Empire Crumble?  Infinixely the greatest thing in the  world today is the life and death  struggle taking place in Europe���������  a struggle of might against"' right;  of autocracy against democracy; of  darkness against light. It is, the old  struggle of, the world for freedom  against those forces which have, century after century, sought to make  slaves of the nations. But never in  all history has the world been pitted  against such a ruthless power as  that which now, with all its perfect  equipment of science and training, is  seeking to overthrow everything  ���������which, has stood, for advancement,  true'culturc and  true freedom.  Here in Canada wc can stand afar  off with -an ocean between us, and  look upon this struggle, from a detached standpoint. We can very  easily convince ourselves that Britain can managfc this affair herself,  and'that there is really no vital need  for Canada to exert herself .overmuch. England herself at- first  looked at the war from exactly the  same viewpoint. She sent her army  into the field,, mobilized her fleet,  let Lord Kitchener set about building.'up an army of three million  men, and then hung up her business as .usual" sign, and settled back  into her own life. England at first  was proud of being able to carry on  a war as a side issue. But a scries of  set-backs on the fields of war and  diplomacy gradually roused the nation, until now after two and a half  years she is throwing all she has into  the- war, determined to sink or  swim by the. issue. England knows  now that this war was directed primarily to destroy her as the great nation of-, the earth���������and that if Germany 'wins, she and her fabric of  empire will crumble^to pieces.  Tlie Return  the  We Get You, Madam  "Your niece and mine certainly get  along well together, Airs.- .Blundcrby."  "���������  "Beautifully!     The   dear  girls'aie  so connubial."  Miss Merritt's Worth Is Recognized  By Queen Mary's Needlework  '    Guild  The honorary secretary, Miss Z.  Y/elJand Merritt, having done so  much in establishing the Queen Mary  Needlework Guild in Canada now  finds it necessary to do less active  work, and has resigned tire honorary  secretaryship to take the honorary  vice-presidency instead. It was Miss  Merritt who introduced the Guild into Canada, and by travelling from  cast to west* she* has spread an active interest in the work throughout-  the country. In accepting this hew  appointment from Her .Majesty, Miss  Merritt has the good wishes ��������� or all  the officers of the Guild, and their  thanks for the work she has done.���������  (Signed) Mary E. Angus, .President  Queen Mary's Needlework Guild in  Canada.  There is a shortage of Univcrsjty  students in Germany, 45.000 having"  been called to the help ol' tin*: House  of Hohenzollern. No figures are  given as to the number of: casualties  among them.  An   Incident   Showing   One   of  ,      Tragedies of the War  Here are his bags and trunks. They  have come home. And he���������where is  he? Not yet arrived, of course, else  the whole family would have sat  laughing at his stories, at his repartee,  to this or that, or just for general  joy of having him home again with  his courteous little ways and handsome, smiling face.  No! He is not coming home; no,  never again. Forever his body must  stay in France, fallen across the path  of tyranny. "Il is a matter of honor,"  he said, and so he went, and at the  very beginning. And now his tilings  come back for us lo open. They are  all jumbled together, not as he would  have had   them;   lie  was  so   neat.  Here a pair of boots covered with  mud, the same soil under which lie  now lies buried. Here a shirt, .Mill  damp. What sufferings, and all untold. This coat he wore, and this, and  this. Mother kisses the gloves. They  kept his hands warm. And here pictures, cases and little things, cacli one-  known, and each bringing np some  little story. Here a scarf that mother  knit. My God, how it hurts���������how she  cried!���������B., in Toronto Globe.  The Ravages of War  Some facts communicated by .V.r.  Hayes Fisher, afford striking proof  of the toll that the war is making  upon Great Britain. - There are already in the care of the state 50,000  widows and 100,000 orphans"; There  are over 70,000 disabled soldiers. Last  September 22,000 men were drawing  temporary allowances, but these were  being gradually thinned and placed  on the pension list. Mr. Arthur Henderson, a new minister of pensions,  believes disability pensions alone  would necessitate an expenditure of  $75,000,000 per annum. The case of  men entering the army suffering from  tuberculosis which developed to incapacity were rather numerous, but  J provision  was bcinc made for them.  Encouragement of Sport  Allied Countries Catered to Athletics,  While Germany Boomed  Militarism  A burnirig question, in Great Britain just now- is as to whether the  love of sport had anything lo do with  Britain's unprcparedncss for war, and  one well-known critic writes as 'follows in the London Times:  "Our young men did well lo devote their attention to sport, pointing  out that sport alone had enabled us  to raise such a splendid army. To  which he makes the inconsequent reply that 'Other countrics"havc had  considerable military training.' Of  course they have, and we have had  to meet them untrained, only because  of the banal indifference of the intellectuals, not of the sportsmen. Indeed, sportsmen ^raised their voices  the loudest in the demand for protection against the menace of German  preparation.  "The considerable military training  to which other nations submitted did  not imply a diminution of sport. No  nation has been more earnest in its  efforts to improve its standard  of performance in sport ih.in Germany, which did not allow the extraordinary preparations for the war  of-the future to interfere with the expenditure of a vast amount of energy,  and of sums which would have made  the government of this country  aghast had they been, requested 1o  grant them, in preparation for the  Olympic games in Berlin. And then  there is France. Somebody has said  that the French, who have no games  to speak of, have proved themselves  as fine soldiers as ever existed. They  have not had football, tennis,and,cricket to develop the qualities which  have called forth, the admiration of  the world, and'so on. Where lias he  been hibernating for the - last 15  years? No football in France? Why  football has grown' to be the leading  sport over the water; its followers  are legion. Even in these times, when  all but a few professional teams and  a few military sides are playing in  London, it is no uncommon happening for over a hundred matches lo  take place in Paris on a Sunday.  "If our people had, whilst the horizon was gradually becoming, threatening, done nothing at all beyond the  carrying on of the ordinary business  of life, things would have gone badly.  Fortunately we were, saturated with  the_spirit of sport, and this formed the  basis on which the fabric of war was  speedily and securely built-up.-It was  sport that saved us, and though we  worshipped it to excess wc can now  better estimate its legitimate-limits,  which arc to be the means to. an  end, not to be the end itself, and  that end is the preservation and extension of our race by intellectual as  well as by physical -readiness."  "Tin's Boy Scout movement is a  great thing to teach the boys patriotism."  "I suppose it is, but it makes it  awful hard to find a boy that's got  time; to split kindling wood for his  mother."  The Farmers' Home  the  Many Have Not    the Comforts  Occupants Could Provide  A letter from a farmer appeared in  a recent issue of a farm paper. .-He  asked whether farmers have not the  right to remove to town t-j take lire  a little easier, and that their wives  may ;have some of the co ivenimccs  and facilities that are not available on  the farms. Surely, the farmer has as  much right to all" the modern household conveniences as has any person,  and if his object in moving to to\sn  is to make life easy for his wife he  is to be commended. But there are  several phases of" the subject that are  not to be passed over so lightly, for  the community has an interest in the  matter that the retired farmer seems  disposed  to  overlook  cntire'v.  To begin at the beginning, the  farmer has not made the most of his  opportunities on his farm, or it would  have all the facilities that arc available lo him in town. U he has reached the period of retirement will) money enough to live on his income  while availing himself of all the conveniences of the modern v:M,'itc or  city, he surely liKs enough money to  provide his farm house wi.h heal,  light, and water systems, to displace  the old oil lamp, the woman-killing  pump and the back-breaking coal  stove and kitchen range. This would  mean that in the kitchen would be  found hoi and cold water avrila'jle at  faucets, and a sink for dishwashing,  and, iu another part ol" the house o-  a detached building, laundry tubs,  with power-operated washing machine, mangle and gas iron, power-op-  crated cream separator and churn;  j and in the house, a bath-roam with  j lavatory and sanitary closet. All these  jiie could place in lhe farm house for  less cost than lo buy or build unci  equip a home in the nearby village.���������  American  Lumberman.  Boy Scout Notes  The Opinion of Prominent Men Regarding Boy Scout Movement  The Earl of Derby says iu a letter, to the Chief Scout:          "Please convey my most grateful  thanks for the assistance the Scoutmasters and Boy Scouts throughout  lhe United Kingdom have been good  enough tc give in their various localities to those who have been engaged  in the recruiting campaign. [ hear  lrom all side's what valuable work  they have done and I would like Lo  put on record my great appreciation  of their patriotic services."  Admiral Sir John Jclicoc: "The  manner- in which the Boy Scouts arc  coming forward lo help the Empire  in her hour of need is magnificent,  and is a most encouraging sign for  the future of the Empire and of the  British  race.    '  "Scouting is already part of the  life in many schools through out the  land; schools of every type and grade,  including Elementary or - Continuation Schools in London, Manchester,  \ork and Scarborough (Sea Scouts)  etc., in the Manchester and other  Grammar Schools; and in Preparatory  Schools such as the six at Winchester, Folkestone, and elsewhere. These  are but a few illustrations of the educational endorsement Scouting has  received."  "A recent article in the Nineteenth  Ceniury confirmed by numerous extracts from the German press has  shown how lhe nation which is governed more than any other by collective discipline���������namely���������the German  ���������is conspicious for want of self-discipline, and self-control among its individual citizens; crimes of violence  and shame being rampant in ' that  country in addition to the brutalities  shown in war. General subservience  through fear of punishment is not a  true discipline; it does not come from  the individual command of self and  from the desire lo serve and to do  one's duty.  The right spirit has to be and can  be inculcated into the boy--but not  by drill: It is done by expanding his  individual sense of responsibility and  not by making him part of a machine.  "Licut.-Gcncral Sir W. R. BircF"  wood says: "1 have heard how well  the Boy Scouts, ever since lhe outbreak of the war, have acted up to  their famous motto, and how well  prepared they have been to occupy  and hold the long trench line of public duties in Britain and Overseas."  Sir Lauder Brunton, writing in the  Nnctcenth Century and After: "It is  not merely teaching but training.that  boys need.- It is all very, well " to  teach them that they ought to be  brave, strong, observant, self-reliant,  ready ro obey the call of duty, virtuous and unselfish. .Merely preaching  ���������hese" virtues-to boys is of little* use.  Wc need a system which makes the  boys practice them, and that is what  the Boy Scout Movement supplies."  A golf enthusiast was describing to  his friend the varied joys the game  afforded him. Finally he wound up  by saying: "Do you know, I'd rather'  play golf than cat." "But whatever  does your wife say to that?" inquired  the friend. "Oh, well, you know,"  was the answer, "she's rathe; rc-li ve.l'  because she'd much rather play  bridge than cook."  Slump After Peace Feared  British Government Urged to Insure  Against a Commercial Reaction  One of the most serious of the  problems that confront Canada, as  well as Britain, after the war is the  question of the demobilization of war  factories. The demobilization of the  armies will in itself be a complicated  affair, involving a heavy strain on the  country, but it will be more easy of  accomplishment if arrangements are  firsts perfected for the demobilization  of all the military allied industries  and their adjustment to peace conditions. '",'  Already far seeing manufacturers  arc urging on the British government:  the necessity-.of insuring the country  against violent slumps after the war.  A writer in the trade supplement of  the London Times points out that  when peace comes there will be an  enormous quantity of raw materials  and goods on order by the government. He suggests that any temptation to economize by breaking contracts and offering compensation  should be resisted, otherwise 'he  market will be flooded with raw materials and goods at greatly reduced  prices, bringing ruin to manufacturers.  Another suggestion made is with  regard to the release of the enormous  motor auxiliaries at the front. Thousands of motor cars, trucks and bicycles will be discarded at the end of  the war. The makers of these, desirous of preventing a slump on the  market, propose to take over their  own machines at a valuation and repair them for sale to the public. Any  ���������tfioleut oscillation of lhe markets after the war should be guaidcd against, but as the manufacturers of war  supplies have reaped a rich harvest it  should be made difficult for I hem to  deprive- the. general public ol" the legitimate bargains and fall "in prices that  peace must inevitably bring.  "You  don't  seem   to  bother  about the future, Jones."  "No;   that   never  worries   me  it  becomes  the present."  much  until  Unexplored  Ontario  Within  the borders of Ontario are  three * tracts  of  6,000  to  8,000  square  miles, each  that     no while  man    has  ever explored.    It is estimated    that  east  of  lhe  reindeer  lake  and   Kasan  river    is  a region    of 73,000    square  I miles-area,  larger  than     New   York,  iNew Jersey,     Connecticut  and   Ma?.-  I sach'-Jictis combined, which  is yet  to  br:  explored. ��������� Altogether there  is  an  aggregate  of 901,000 square  miles  of  country    which    should be represented on the map by whiteness, and this  calculation    does  not    include  unexplored areas of less than 4,000 square  miles.���������Detroit  News.  mu THE      GAZETTE.     HEDLEY,      B.     .0.  A BRIGHT TOBACCO OF THE FINEST QUALITY  10 CENTS PER PLUG  r  Room  Nineteen  FLORENCEWARDEN  WARD. LOCKMc CO.. LIMITED  LmxSob. M*lb������ur������e. *cd Torwjo  ^  soldiers with him, listening the -while  for the sound of Mrs. Lowndes' expected approach. Julius, to her gre^t  amusement, said nothing whatever  about, his father, even when they, wen"'  alone; but he would suddenly look'up  from his toys with a knowing look,  and then would look at the door, and  back again, with such an air'of mystery'and* self-importance, and moreover of suppressed excitement, that  site became more and more sure thatjv,-ell.  he would keep his promise of secrecy,) ; Mabin was frighten  and that he was "enjoying his sense of  '"��������� "I said-to myself: 'He can deal  with.them when he's strong and  well; but not before.' And 1 brought  him in, and smuggled liim .up the  s-taircasc in the ballroom wing, that's  never used now, and I made him up  a bed, and there I've kept him ever  since, and there I mean to keep him  till he's himself again, if he'ever is���������  and till, he's able to take his own pare  against   those   who   don't   wish.'-.'him  (Continued.)  ., itlius, seeing some sigh that his  lather was; more ill than he had suspected, looked up. with a puckered  f;>ee at the two women. Mrs. Lowndes -advanced quickly, whipped him  off the bed, and placed him In Matin's arms. ,-.,. ���������...-..'  "There. Take him away,"7 she  said, "and make him hold his tongue,  ii you can. I'll sec you by and by���������  after.-tea���������I'll come up to you."  Julius -put out his little arms towards the bed, but a look from Mabin, who saw that the sick man could  stand no more emotion at that time,  .was enough to'.make him quiet. With  one more look at the bed and its terribly'' quiet, pale occupant, Mabin,  who   felt   a   sickening   fear   that   this  was enjoying his sense  importance. ,    ;������������������,, ���������'"���������:,  Presently, the housekeeper came in,  III   Julius   was   left  with  his   soldiers   at  ���������g/ . the  table,  and  she    and  Mabin     sat  ' down by  the  fire and conversed  under  their breath.  "Tell me all about it," said Mabin.  ��������� Mrs.  Lowndes obeyed.  "VVell, you know, to .begin; with, I  ���������suppose'/- she said, "that it was Air.  Ciprian you saw at the garden door  that evening."  "Yes, yes. But wjiy didn't he come  in boldly?    What^was he afraid of?"  Mrs. Lowndes looked at her curiously... .           ��������� .���������..:���������' ...-.  "Surely,"- she said in a dry tone,  "you know enough not to need, to be  told the answer to that?"  "Well, but his coming would have  cleared tip matters,.wouldn't it? Lord  Moorhampton couldn't have '������������������ -disbelieved his own son."  The housekeeper glanced at her  shrewdlj'.  "Do you think you can be prudent;  was the last sight she woukl have otithis  t{ if  l  tcll everythingr  --    ���������-   - -r ������������������*--   room!   -������������������       ���������-    ���������      -���������-       ---���������-.       -���������"      - ���������=>  him, ^stolc   quickly  out   of  the  with her charge.  Her heart was heavy with the  thought that she was still the only  protector the boy had got.  When she had carried Julius, who  was quiet and frightened, a few steps  along the passage, shoput him .clown,' ^ing to  sli6w  that-I'm   ready  to  do j might- and would make to brm-  and kneeling beside; him, administer-  ���������llyln,*n?  for  thc  bov and���������well,  the      '      "  ed a tender little lecture    v J boy," site ended quickly, feeling    the  Now   Dibs,   -.she saic 1     you re no    hot ,jlltsh risinlf l0 her,'chcek;      ; :;  a very big  boy yet,  but  you re    old.     .-ycs_     Weu; though.   Mr.   Ciprian  when he got here that he  she asked. "Can 3'ou be depended  upon,,to keep your pretty little mouth  shut, Miss Wrest, and not to upset  things till we're ready?"  Mabin looked annoyed. '..''..'-'.'  "If I'm not cautious enough," she  said     quickly,   "I   have     done   some  enough to know some things, and  wise enough, I hope, "to believe what  I tell you. You have been, trusted  with a secret, Dibs, today. Only .you  and I and Mrs. Lowndes know it, and  ue've all got to keep it, keep it safe.  Do  you  understand?:'  He nodded with a great air/of  .solemnity.  "Dibs can keep a secwet," he said  proudly. "I didn't never tell about ze  peacock's  tail zat  was  bwoken."  "Oh course not," said Mabin  though she remembered nothing of  that thrilling episode. "But this is  much more important than a peacock's tail, "Dibs. Much more important. You know Papa's ill, and  we want to keep him quiet, so that  he shall not have to see anyone, or to  speak to any one, or to have any one  about him, except you and me and  good Mrs. Lowndes Do you see,  Dibs? .Do you really, really understand?"  Julius bowed his head with great  importance.  "L do vveally, wcally understand,"  lie said. "And I won't say nozing at  all, to anybody but oo' and Mrs.  Yowudes.    Oo can twust Dibs."  She gave him a hearty kiss, divided  between the wish to laugh and thc  wish to cry. Then they walked solemnly together, without a word; to  th  was  so  ill  scarcely knew what he was doing, he  wanted to'���������"'.find- out "what "was" going  on before he saw his father."  "And where has he .been all. the  time?    Did he  tell you that?"  "Yes. You know you saw a clerk  at the office where you met Mr. Ciprian?"  "Oh yes. A horrid little man with ; s  e3res too near together. He it was S  who said, Mr. oCiprian wasn't hurl,: 55  that he Walked away quite well," said j.-.S  Mabin indignantly. ~  "Well, wiiat really happened was  that he had him taken away in a cab  to Camden Town, to thc house ol __  one of his own relatives,- while he ���������*'55  told Air. Fryer, his employer, that j 55 ���������  lie had taken him to the hospital. Air.; 2-  Ciprian isn't even now quite sure j 5  whether they wanted him to die and | 2  be out of the way, or whether they | 5  reckoned upon his being grateful to i ~  them if he got well. But anyhow he. S_  knew that he was:with sordid, schem- S  ing people, though, as far as he'c'ould 2  judge, being as ill as he was, and _ 2  only conscious part of thc time, they \ j~  looked after him all right. And mean-! 2  while they told him nothing, perhaps' ���������������  j because they knew nothing. They : 55  I didn't call in a doctor, which he' 2  ! thought odd, but the woman who 2  i looked   after  him  appears     to     have   -2  d. It seernel  to her much more alarming that Mrs.  Lowndes should ..take such pains to  keep Ciprian out, of the way "of Lady  'Mb'o'rhamptbh's brother (han that he  should be lying ill in his father's  house.  "Surely,"- 'she' pleaded,- ^Lord  Moorhampton -wouldn't persist iu  letting things' take their course if he  v, ere to sec his son, and hear from  his own lips what this infamoiw  Wright has done to him?"  "Hush!": said Mrs .��������� Lowndes. And  again she whispered: "Il is by Mr.  Ciprian's wish that he is lying low,  as he calls it. ; He wants to stay  where he is, quietly, till he's well  enough to go to my lord, to tell him.  everything, and to persist upon his  letting this Wright be given up to  justice. Don't you see, Aliss Wrest,  that tlicrcll be a battle royal when it  comes to that?"  Vcs. Mabin did see that. And she  wondered, shuddering, whatf the out  come would be. ... J f.-Ciprian was  determined to bring Wright to* justice,' he would find all the weight of  the rest of the family on the other  side.': Not only Wright himself, but  Lady Moorhampton on behalf of her  brother, and Lord Moorhampton on  behalf of his. own peace and the family good name, would combine to  resist all   the  efforts  which     Ciprian  the  rascal to book  What would 'the result be?  Mabin shuddered as she put the  question to herself. For indeed whatever happened, it was easy, to foresee  that some frightful catastrophe must  come; that when the forces which lay  quiet at present were brought into  play, when Ciprian had to do battle  against thc inertia of his father and  the open animosity of his step-mother  and her brother,, the outcome would  be nothing- short of tragedy.  "What will happen?" said she below her breath, staring at the housekeeper with wide   eyes of terror.  But Mrs. Lowndes' could only  shake her head. She did not know,  she would not even try to,guess. She  did indeed make..an attempt lo minimise the gravity of thc.situation, and  suggested that-things would "straighten out," that Mr. Wright would  find it prudent to go away as soon  as he heard that Ciprian was alive  a. d well.  "No doubt,".she added, "the clerk  has told him that Air.. Ciprian is  dead."  But Mabin saw nothing fo 'soothe  her alarm in ihis suggestion. '"If Joe  Wiight- thought that Ciprian ' , was  dead, then he must believe himself  to be his-murderer; and, a-scoundrel  who could go on living' comfortably  in thc very home of his supposed victim was not at all likely to be  frightened away by any such accident  as  1'i'at victim's   escape.  It seemed to her that the very ai/  vras heavy with impending tragedy as  she sat, when the housekeeper had  left her, staring forlornly at the fire.  CHAPTER   XVIII.  Mabin started up in a state of high  excitement when the first goiig rang,  and she had to go downstairs fo dress  for' dinner. She hung over Julius,  unwilling to leave him, although the  nursemaid had come to the'.schoolroom to fetch, him away to put hint  ���������in   his   cot.  Would he betray the secret he had  so unfortunately learnt-? Was-it not  too heavy a burden for one so young  to carry about with him?  Mabin wondered what the result  would be if he were to let fall    any  hint of his father's presence under the  vis-count's roof. She could not help  knowing that it would be most pernicious to* lhe invalid, who would at  once be surrounded by a crbvy-el of  questioning relations, and forced - to  begin on most unequal terms' the bat-  lle for which he vvas preparing.  In the meantime she dared not  draw attention upon herself and the  boy by insisting upon remaining with  him instead of joining thc rest of the '  party at. dinner. So, after hugging  lhe boy to her breast, and kissing him  with an earnestness .and tenderness  which it seemed to her that iie un-  ���������derstood as a" warning, she let Julius be carried off to bed, and went -  to her own room to dress for dinner.-  On the way down again, sh'j gave  the boy a goodnight kiss-"as he lay  in his little bed, and then she stole in  to the hall, feeling ^rather desolate,  rather like a lamb going among the  wolves.  The first wolf she    met, nowever,. '  was thc least formfdable of the pack.  It  was. Captain Dalmaine,  who ad-  vancctl   to  meet'her   at   thc   foot   of  the great staircase, and smiled at ' iv:  in the most conciliatory fashion." She  could not but feel that he was show-,  ing some magnanimity,  for his present   of   the  peach   , at   luncheon-time  '  had been niacle after her unkind suggestion  that he was  a  tame cat.  "What have you been doing V'illi  yourself all day?" he asked. "I nay**!  been looking out all the a.:icrnoon for  a chance of a word with'-you, but  "pon my word, it's as hard* to catch -  you as if you were a h-.r- ."  "I've���������I've been with Julius," stammered Mabin. " .  "Lucky little beggar^    to have    so  much' of your time anel attention! But  he'll be very lucky if he continues to  get as  much as he has ben getting,-  cion't you know."  There was a note of-warning in hi.-:  yoicc which made AKbiuc glance at  him iniickly.  -  (To Be Continucel.)  ���������    S3  e  nursery,  where  tea    was    nearly  ])Ccr. a nursc at onctinlei so that shc  "Mabin thought that the head nurse  jli^fe^.fnT^^ni-il/io.n0^, "m  ,,,,,, ,     r ., ���������     :  mg  him  that  he  would soon  be    ail  looked at them out of the corners of'      -  her  eyes,  as  if  she wondered   What  was brewing, but nothing was said,  and Julius ate his bread and butter  and drank his milk aud water, and behaved as if no excitement had invaded thc peaceful home life that afternoon.  But from time to time the boy  would look at her with an air of tremendous solemnity, munching the  while, so that it was almost more  than she coulid do to refrain front  bursting  into  laughter.  But still Alabin felt rather anxious  about him, and wondered whether  they could safely depend upon tlie  discretion of such a young boy, if  pressure were lo be applied to him  from any unexpected quarter.  After tea, she went with thc bov  into   the  schoolroom,  aud  played    at  K1DNEY&  PAIN IIM SMALL OF BACK  From time to tirao we learn of  cases where tho freo sample ol  Gin Pills Is sufficient to relieve th������  distressing pains in the back.  Here is such a case coming from  the British  Wect  Indies.  Britton Hill,  St. Michael's,  B.WX  May 24th, 1915.  "I received your samplo of Glit  Pills ��������� and would say that I was  Buffering from a very intense paia  In the small ot my back for soma  days. After I had taken th������  ���������ample, the pain was gone.  Sanford   Weeks."-  All   druggists  sell  Gin  Pills  aS  60c. a box, or 6 boxes for ?2.50,  Sample trso If you wirto io  SfAWONAt, fiktra & CHEMTCAIi  GO.   OT   CANADA,   LIMITED  Soronto, Oht, 72  W.  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And   he   wanted,   too,     to   2  finel out about other people." 2  By a significant  look,s Mabin  gath-   2  ered  that she  meant  to intimate  Cip-   2  riaii's wish  to learn whether the  man    55  who hael tried to murder hint was in   55  residence at  Heath  Hill. j S  "When he looked in at the garden   2  i door,  he  saw  some     one���������he     clidn't   ������  know   who   it   was���������and   he    stepped   55  b;ick  and   crept     round    behind     the.  55  house "so  as  not  to  be seen.       And   S  there it was  I  found him���������poor gon-   5  lleman���������when   I   heard  a  tap at    mv.   2  v\inflow, and as near as possible  had   2  a fit when  I  saw him, and  saw how   S  he  looked." 52  "Tell  me���������why didn't you let any-   55  body know?" 55  The      housekeeper      lookcel      her   2  straight in  thc eyes.  "You ask mc that?" shc said  quietly.  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BA     flf  THE CRUSHING OF HUN AMBITIONS  WITH THE BIG ALLIED MOVEMENT  THE FINISH OjF PRUSSIANISiVf IN EUROPE IS NEAR  Germany's Initial Failures Have Meant One Long Succession of  Failures for thc Central Powers, the End of Which  Must Necessarily Prove Militarily Fatal  ��������� On the eve of the opening of the  campaign of 1917 with, its expected  military decision that will make it  possible to obtain and enforce durable peace, a high British military authority who has the fullest access to  all sources-'-, of information on all  points of the general plan of,"the 'En-  ten ic Allies, has, with the approval  of the- war office, prepareel an Important statement for publication: It is  a.-survey of thc military position in  Europe based upon a knowledge of  the facts and factors, many of which  h.-.ve not been made public hitherto.  The statement says:  "Britain and her allies are looking  forward with complete confidence to  the opening of what they regard as  the "final stage of thc war, thc fight-  , ing season of 1917. To form an  opinion it is necessary to examine  the salient facts of the war.  ' "In launching war upon Europe thc  Central Powers bclicvcel that one  plan, anel one plan only, would win  for them ihe immense stake for  which they were prepared to play���������  thc mastery of Europe. That plan  was the swift destruction of their  enemies one at a time.  "Accordingly, lhe first step was to  imash France; the second, to ' concentrate ��������� practically the whole  strength of their victorious armies  upon thc task of delivering such a  blow to Russia as would leave that  power helpless and. at their mercy.  Thc entry of Britain into the war  v-"as on the "whole--not expected at  first; but in any case this would not  have modified thc plan, since it was  perfectly understood that Britain  could not put more than 150,000 men  into the field if she diel decide to  come to  the assistance of France.  "The event proved ' that ' forecast  correct, but it also proved Germany  nvapable of accomplishing w!r>t  shc thought she could accomplish  despite thc fact that no treaty rights  or scruples of any kind were permit-  , ted to hamper her movements, and  that, in numerical strength, material  re.-ourccs and complete preparedness  the odds were overwhelmingly in her  favor.-. Despite all the odds xthe first  .move of the Central Powers was, deflated in 1914, and very thoroughly  defeated. The second move began  early in 1915, and had 'definitely* failed by the autumn of that year."  After reviewing in detail the strategical moves to date on the various  fronts, it is _rcmarkeel in the statement:.  "Strategically considered, Germany's initial... failures have meant  one long succession "of failures of the  Central Powers, the end of which  must necessarily prove militarily fatal to them, though that fact may  yell mean,, in a wider sense their  ultimate salvation���������-thc Allies arc  fighting to secure the peace of tin-  world:���������a consummation as much to  be desired by the deceived and misled people of the, Central Powers as  by everyone else"."  The statement concludes:  "Tn  the  last year    the Allies  have  been making continued progress. In  everything making for success in war  they are vastly richer anel ��������� better  eepiippcd than they were a year ago.  During the same period the Central  Powers have definitely abandoned all  plans of coneiucst, have suffered a  steady deterioration of resisting  power. .Aware of all this, and greatly  needing thc means-of spurring their  jaded and weary peoples, they made  overtures for peace. If by any odd  chance these should be accepted  there would be some hope of evading the just penalties of lawlessness  and criminal aggression. If a flat  rejection came it would bring, fi<-st,  a whip for their jaded people, and  secondly, a sufficient means to close  thc mouths of any critic of further  lawlessness  anel  criminality.  "The submarine threat followed  naturally and in itself presents ihe  most naked confession yet offcreel of  thc Central Powers' recognition of  failure of their own grandiose plans.  TI o threat .woulel never have been  r.*>ade but for Germany's recognition  of her inability to obtain a milil-fry  victory. It would seem that Britain  and her Allies have already almost  got this menace sufficiently in hand  The danger- has -reached its climax,  while the measures for coping with  it arc being extencleel every hour.  "Actually, that remark fits precisely the entire outlook for 1917. Thc  growing strength ot therA-".ies faces  the declining strength of'the Central  Powers. The dale of thc end cannot  yet be fixed; its nature :s inevitable,  it will finally extinguish the Central  Powers' menace to the peace of thc.  world.'-'  Small Irrigation  Projects are Successful  Rtsult in Better Farms and Improv  ed Living\.Conditions, Says  Expert  Speaking before thc annual convention of the Western Canada Irrigation Association at Kamloops, B.  C., A. S. Dawson, chief engineer of|  the Department of Natural Resources of the Canadian Pacific Railway,.'  expressed the faith that is in him :n  thc irrigation projects for which  Western Canada is becoming famous.  XGELSiOR  INSURANCE  COMPANY  Is Issuing a New Policy Contract With Up-  to-date Privileges  Iryou are buying Insurance,  see our Policy first  HEAD     OFFICE:   TORONTO  WESTERN FRONT HAS PROVED A  NIGHTMARE TO THE 6ERMAN ARMY  SOxMME���������VERDUN FRONT KNOWN AS -'THE GRAVE "  Neutral Living in Germany Contributes Some Inside Information  Regarding the Effect the War is Having on the German?;  People, and the Broken Morale of the Army    r-  "German-American Humorist '  D. Thomas Curtin, thc American  who has been visiting Germany for  thc Northcliffe press of London on  the strength of introductions supplied by Professor Hugo Munster-  burg, said in New York the other  day:  "Rather a joke, eh, to be eloing  England's work with the help of  Munstcrburg;  of  Harvard.  "When I saw Munstcrburg last  spring, he proved lo me that peace  treaties, would be signed���������peace  treaties all in favor of a victorious  Germany-���������in the early summer of  1916. 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Although Mr. Dawson has been connected mainly with the big irrigation enterprises of thc C.P R. in  Southern Alberta, he does not overlook the advantages of small projects operated by a community of  farmers or even  by an  individual.  "I have had fifteen years' experience on what are the largest irrigation projects in Canaela," said Mr.  Dawson. "But I am willing to ad  ir.it that the small projects such as  you have in the -imifTediatc vicinity  of Kamloops arc quite often more interesting and worthy of fuller consideration than are the larger projects. These schemes, though small,  should be consielcred as one of your  grea test assets.  "The benefits of irrigation show  their results in better farms; improved living conditions; improved social  conditions and better citizenship. 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A,neutral who has from time to  time contributed to the Times interesting articles on conditions in Germany writes to that paper from  Cologne,in these terms:  The exasperation produced by thc  duration of the war and the increasing absence of nutritious food has  now proeluccel much, more original  and independent thinking and talking than 1 have known in Germany  since the beginning of thc war. The  easily led Gcrmi-n mieldle classes do  not know what to make of the situation, and from the beginning, when  they were told that Germany ^. had  been "fallen upon," their view of the  war has been an entirely distorted  view. But never have their leaders  been so bitterly critisiscel as during  ihe last few weeks. 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I have the  truth directly from a source which,  as you know, has ahvays proved accurate in my previous communications.  As I told you, the area of fighting  on the Somnie and before "Verdun is  known as "thc Grave." The whole  line from Alsace to Yprc-s is really a  nightmare to the German armv.  Every sort of influence and "pull,''  governmental, social and financial, is  used to prevent the return of particular regiments and particular officers to the western front, although  the authorities hold out such attractions as superior supplies of food,  shorter intervals in the trenches, and  the amusements at Lille, Ghent,  Metz and other places, which are  1 rovrded in order to maintain a  morale that has not been so broken  for more than a century. The eastern  army, although" it thought that the  capture of Warsaw meant peace with  Russia, has been able to bear its disappointments because of its various  successes since then. The western  army has had no successes.  For the hiding of my identity I  never talk to officers who have" returned from the front if I can help  it, but I am always seeing thc relatives 6T officers and hearing what  they write and say. On the west  general after general has been superseded, and the number of punishments of non-commissioned officers  and men is appalling. What tho  losses on thc western front have  been noboely knows, but nobody believes the published figures. The parents of young -  have just been informed that he Was not taken' pris-"'  oner on the Sommc in July, as they  had been told, but that he was killed.  1 am constantly hearing of similar  cases. You must see in the newspapers how indignation about the  censorship poops "out from time to  time, but the indignation is really  much stronger even among officials  than among the newspaper writers  themselves. Nothing that they print  is believed.  My _ latest tour has dispelled many  lingering illusions about German efficiency. But I have been struck by  one_ or two of thc successful German  devices for maintaining publie  spirits I never could remember more  music or better theatrical entertainments. As 1 said before, military  bands are everywhere. There is no  singing.now when soldiers leave for  thc front, and very few people woult!  take the trouble to see them'off were  it not for the bauds. You will have  noticed that the output of German  books and magazines and amusing  papers has, if anything, increased  during thc war. A recent and typical example of the German methods  ���������which has the additional advantage  of making a show of German "broad-  nindncss"���������is the publication of au  entirclyncw edition of Dickens.  Speaking generally, - while you itu  England seem anxious to depress  your people by suppressing amusements, thc German government is  following an oppositecourse. They  have a difficult task before them, and  the next few months will be the most  critical in the history of any nation  unless they arc right about submarines.  The German public no loncrcr believes all the stories that they are  told about submarines���������such reports,  for instance, as that missing longdistance submarines have arrived  safely, but that their arrival has been  kept secret by the government for  excellent reasons.  While, however, it is true that the  big submarines have not been the  success that they were expected to  be, the feverish building of submarine parts in all the manufacturing  towns which J have visited is for me  conclusive evidence that thc government shares the general opinion,  that the submarine alone can snatch  victory out of the present abysmal  gloom.  North Dakota having as its State  representatives none but farmers, it  has been virtually decided to have  that" class appointed as judges in the  courts, at least a large proportion of  them.  W.  N.      U.  1148  ._:.!  ���������$i '/���������  < S-pfi.!*, "4..-V."  -.-���������? -��������� _,-;.- ���������'. -'"--';,   ���������,���������'"���������' V-':'-,"' ''.-.-*���������*;���������/:���������" i'-.-"-"'-?.- *"*'--'t���������.''":*>���������'%**>.-':-> -*--u- -  ,'; ..'��������� - v ���������. ,���������.","';:.-'"-,-,.v  :j '"<'. -. .".-V1-/\ V, ���������' j-*''v:t.: "���������*-'���������    .;,  THE      GAZETTE,      IIKDLEY,.'  B.      0.  =7  No Peace  On Their Basis  Germans Can    Get Peace    Only    by  Talking in the Language of  Peace  /f Germans wish to know why thc  sentiment of the Allies is so inhospitable to peace, let them read the  Kaiser's New Year proclamation to  his army and navy.  The Kaiser tells thc German people  that they have been "victoious in all  theatres of war on land anel sea."  The campaign in Roiiniania is described as "our recent triumphal  march." "The greatest naval battle  this year was our victory in lhe  Skagerrak," in which the German  fleet retired to its base and left the  Jirilish in romamnd of thc sea. "Thc  gallant deeds of our submarines have  secured for my navy glorious admiration forever." "God also in the  future will be with us."  The Kaiser could hardly say more  if the British navy were at thc bottom of the sea and German troops  were in possession of London, Paris,  Petrograd and Rome. That sort of  rhetoric may be admirably adapted  to the business of fooling all of the  Germans some of lhe time and some  of tin- Germans all of the time, but  it is :w'i a preliminary to peace conferences.  For dynastic reasons it is necessary, to'make thc German people believe that they have won the war anel  that any peace which Germany may  propose is a victorious peace; but  there will be no peace on that basis.  France will die first.  Assuming that there is an honest  desire for peace in Germany, no  progress will be made until the Kaiser and the responsible statesmen of  Germany begin to talk the language  of peace anel stop talking the'language of conquest. No nation can  brag itself into victory. There must  be Germans of sufficient sanity to  know that thc Kaiser's proclamation  is a piece of imperial demagogy; that  Germany is not victorious, and at  besl can achieve only a stalemate  at incalculable sacrifices of blood  anel treasure. They must know that  the Kaiser's boasts are a form of  treason to Germany, in that they  give aid and comfort to the enemy by  * making the Allies more determined  than ever lo see tiic war through to  the bitter end.  Yet the Germans tolerate   it,    and  - the fact that they tolerate it is the  strongest juslificalion that the. Allies  can present for their refusal to enter  -a peace conference. Great Britain  and France have not been asked to  make peace with the German people,  but with the Hohcnzollern dynasty  and villi Junkertum. Such a "peace  can be at best only a truce.  It may flatter German pride to believe that Germany has    been    "vic-  - torious.-in all theatres of war on land  and sea," but that sort of pride must  be paid for and it will be paid  for.    What the German    people    are  ��������� actually fighting for .is not a Ger-  , man victory but a-means of so  placating their own vanity that, they  will not be tempted' to revolutionize  their government when the war is  over. They do not know it, but they  may rest assured that the Kaiser  knows it and the chancellor knows  it and all  Junkertum knows it.  The imperial government would  immediately, offer most liberal terms  of peace if it. could be certain that  when the reaction came there would  be no change in the German attitude  toward the throne and the doctrine  of divine right. This is not the first  time that a great people has battled  desperately to insure its own political servitude and to save itself from  freedom, and it may not be the last.  But there can be no basis for a permanent peace until the Germans  themselves begin to understand what  they are really fighting for, which is  not freedom for Germain', but tlieir  own continued political "submission  to thc mediaeval system that plunged them into litis war.���������New Yorli  Times. *     .  Fighting: England  How Drink Is Interfering With the  Prosecution of the War  Thc following from one of Arthur  Mcc's celebrated articles is enough lo  make one shudder:  "It is true beyond all challenge thai  the greatest private trade in England fights against us. It pays lhe  Government a million pounds a week  for thc right to do it. Its power is  worth lo thc Kaiser many divisions  of troops.  Those who love smaller things than  England will think that is prejudice  and turn aside but wc face the simple facts which stand out clear as the  noonday sun.  Drink is interfering with the  army; il has caused great delay with  munitions. It has robbed the workshops of many million of days of  labor. It hinders good workmen  every, day b}- keeping other men  away.  It is interfering with the navy; il  lias caused Admiral Jellicoc grave  anxiety by delaying ships, placing  transports at the mercy of submarines, slowing repairs and congesting  docks.  It is interfering with shipping; it  has used up sixty million cubic feet  of.space since war began, and. it delays the building of ships lo replace  our losses.  It is interfering with our food.  Since the war began it has .used up  three million tons more sugar than  the army.  It interferes with the treasury. We  call in vain for our people's -savings,  but they pour two million dollars a  day" into our public houses.  It interferes with our industry. It  uses up five hundred thousand workers, and during the war has involved  the handling by road and by rail of  a weight of sixty million tons.  It interferes with vital supplies. It  uses up a million acres of land and  during the war has used up three million tons of corn.  There is no contradiction of these  facts; there cannot be, and the Government which declares that every  ounce of our strength is needcel to  win the war, knows these things.  It is an open secret that the King  expected prohibition when he banished drink from his palace. It is an  open secret that Lord Kitchener believed in prohibition as the shortest  way to peace. He would have nothing to tic), with this thing that he  found against him every hour. It is  an open secret that Lloyd George  expected prohibition and meant that  it should come. And so the callous  farce goes on."���������Ii. Arnott, M.B, M.  C.P.S.  Handling Milk in Winter  Canada Gets Niagara Fails'  American  Falls    Now     Carry    Less  Than   Five  Per  Cent,   of  the  Flow  Thc Secretary of War, Newton  Dichl Baker, has told the House  Foreign Affairs Committee that the  American side of Niagara Falls is  likely to disappear if the present volume of water is allowed to continue  over the Canadian or Horseshoe  balls. The American Falls carry less  than five per cent, of the entire flow.  As the Canadian Falls drop more rapidly back toward Lake Eric they  tend to receive a larger and larger  share of the river's volume. It is a  perplexing problem to know what to  do. Nature is playing into Canada's  hands. That country already controls  most of the show. Wc can hardly  expect her materially to impair the  beauty of her falls merely lo prevent  our own from dwindling io insignificance.���������New York Sun.  Same Care Is Demanded in    Winter  Months as During the Summer ���������  Many farmers who pay strict attention to the correct handling' of  their milk and cream during the hot  weather relax their vigilance ��������� during  the winter. The result is that good  milk is produced during that part of  the year when good milk is difficult  to produce and a low grade of milk  when it is naturally easy to produce  good. Too much dependance should  not be placed in the natural cool  ness of the atmosphere, for- the  chances are that this will not suf  fice. It is a "noted fact that during  thc fall and early, winter purchasers  of milk often find it more difficult  to keep the product from getting  sour thaii they ,do during the hot  weather. Milk should be cooled to  at least 50 degrees F. immediately  upon being drawn from the can and  kept at that temperature until used.  If the ordinary coolness of the atmosphere is.depended upon for this,  it may be hours before the milk  reaches the requireel temperature,  and in the meantime microbes have  been multiplying which in a short  time will render the milk unfit for  use. To produce first-class milk the  same care is demanded in the win  ter months as during the summer,  cleanliness and a correct tempara-  ture being of cardinal importance at  all  times.  Same   in  Western  Canada  In a place in New Jersey a town  building caught fire, and thc extinguishers failed ,to do their work.  A few elays later at the town meeting  some citizens tried to learn the rea-  so������r* After they had freely discussed  the subject,'one of them said: "Mr.  Chairman, I make a motion that the  fire-extinguishers be examined ten  days before every fire."���������Philadelphia,  i/ublic Leader.  Robbing the Fertility of the Soil to  Get Rich Quick  It ought not to he necessary in  this country to compel rotation of  crops by force of law. Thc farmer  himself would take care of that problem if he were sufficiently regardful  of his own best interests and of those  of his heirs. Unfortunately, he is  not so provident, and that, explains  the introduction of a bill in the legislature of North Dakota to require  him  to do what he now fails to do.  There has been a criminal waste of  soil fertility in the United States.  Evidences of this waste arc found  in thousands of abandoned farms in  the eastern slates and in the lessened  productivity of western farms. The  basic cause of this abuse of soil is  human selfishness. The "g.et-rich-  quick" fever 1ms been as widespread  and disastcrous on the farm as in  industrial centres. Front the first  thc temptation has been irresistible  to tax the soil far beyond ��������� proper  limits for the sake of immediate returns���������From the Minneapolis Tribune.  Mail at the Front  News From Home Which Breaks the  Appalling Monotony of Trench  Life  "The mail's in!" It is not necessary to ask for particulars. At the  front there is only one mail, the mail  from  home.  Somebody has seen lhe great lorry  or the dusty wagon, as the case may  be, pull up at the Field Post Office.  That is all; but it is enough, and mysteriously the news spreads with extraordinary rapidity.  It is the first thing that cvta men  who arc dog tired say to one another,  and the joyful tidings produce a  wonderful effect. Men who. a moment before had been dozing iu some  quiet corner awake wifli a xslarl;  while others who have been almost  asleep where they stood, pull themselves together eagerly. And a purposeful stream of men wend Uieir  way towards the distributing office���������  although no such place exists. They  collect, that is, in the neighborhood  of the platoon sergeant's stronghold.  The man who knows that it. is no  use going to look for a letter���������and,  happily, they are comparatively few  ���������is not. to be envied on these occasions. Flis feelings, unless he is a  particularly morose individual, must  be intensely bitter; and all the world  must seem very black-and deso.latc to  the 'letter-less man' as he watches the  crowd dissolve, each unit of it with  the precious letters which will help  him forget the present for a few minutes. How lonely it makes men feel  when day after day, the post comes  in and brings them nothing only  those who have to bear the disappointment can possibly realize. Many  a man has offered, his pal a fag���������  which is a great price���������and even  money to be allowed to read part of  his letters from home. Than this, no-1  more  can   be  said.  Those who arc too old to remember their schooldays ma}' be able to  understand what letters mean to the  soldier on active service. But in order to form a true estimate of thc  poignancy of his disappointment they  must multiply their bitterest feelings  of those days " a hundredfold���������and  even then they will be under the  mark. Men at the front are facing  death daily���������and they take thc risks  cheerfully���������but the letter which does  not arrive today may never reach  them at all.    It may be too late!  Flow letters get to the front���������  even right up to the advanced positions��������� is a mystery. But lhe organization of the service reflects infinite-  credit upon the postal departments in  those faraway mazes behind the Field  Post Office; and the last stages of a  letter's journey arc not thc least interesting. By lorry or by wagon or  by whatever mode of conveyance is  available, the bags are brought up to  thc various Field Post Offices. ' As  bag after bag is thrown out fatigue  men seize them and carry or drag  them to the sorters, who classify the  contents -as minutely as they can  from the information they possess.  To what extent this can be done  depends upon the standing of the office���������whether it is a divisional, a brigade, or a battalion office.  At" a divisional office, for instance,  the sorters are concerned only with  the letters for headquarters and with  those for the-component brigades.  The brigade office sorters are content  to pick out the mail for headquarters and to forward the remainder to  the various battalion offices, where  thc winnowing process is continued.  The battalion office sorters put thc  letters into the bundles for headquarters and for the component * companies.  The final sorting is done at the  companies' offices; and by the time  the letters reach this stage of their  journey the human element has become very noticeable.  Nobody who has once seen the arrival of the home mail at the front  would let any man he knows go  without a letter for more than a few  days. The desolation is heart-rending���������for time is long and only news  from home can break the appaling  monotony of the endless round of  watch and ward.  It is really not necessary���������not absolutely necessary���������to send the men  food, for they are well looked after.  But it is necessary to send them letters.���������London Daily Mirror.  Packing Reindeer Meat  New Source of Meat Supply Coming  From Alaska  The day will conic when reindeer  meat will be as common as beef and  mutton in the United States markets,  says Frank G. Carpenter, in speaking  of the reindeer packing industry as  he saw it, when on his rccnt visit to  Alaska. The meat will come from  that country, he says, and will be  shipped in cold storage steamers and  trains to the different cities and  towns in the United States. The'  reindeer are now being handled tin  der government control and are increasing rapidly in number. The first  shipments were made about three  years ago, whei. twenty-live reindeer  carcases were shipped to Seattle. The  meal was placed on sale, bringing a  price from twenty to twenty-live  cems per pound.  Visiting a slaughter house not far  from Nome, Alaska,- lately, Mr. Carpenter  found  more   than   a  thousand  Food Parcels for Prisoners  Not to be Accepted  Those Held Captive in Germany Will  Receive Supplies From the Red  Cross  in London  The postmaster-general has announced that no parcels - containing  foodstuffs or clothing can'be-received at any poslofficein Canada to be  despatched lo the address of any  Canadian soldier who.is a prisoner  of war in   Germany. ^  The   action   was .taken  on   .recommendation   of   the  imperial ���������   authorities.    At present all parcels    passing  from  Great Britain to Germany have  to be forwardeel  under the    supervision  of the central prisoners of    war-  coin niittcc.    The Canadian Red Cross  Society at London  has been author- -  ized lo supervise the packing and forwarding of, parcels to Canadian prisoners,  and  under  the  regulations  all-  such   parcels  as   received  are  to     be  censoreel and    repackeel before    for.  deer ready for thc  reindeer .were as fat as butter, he  said, and in splendid condition. They  were not taller than Jersey calves at  three months old, and would weigh,  when dressed, from 150 to 175  pounds. _  . Thc deer arc of different colors,  some brown, some gray and some as  white as snow. Others are spotted.  The men who handle the deer and do  the killing arc Eskimos. They dressed the meat just as our butchers dress  beef, and il was then hung upon  hooks preparatory to its being chilled  and sent in co.ld storage lo Seattle.  .-There is already a market for such  meat in Europe. Norway and Sweden, as well as Finland and Russia,  have been shipping large quantities  of reindeer meat for years. They  send, it to the chief European centres,  and even to the United States. The  northern part of thc Russian empire  eats more reindeer meat than either  beef or mutton.  The meat is delicious, and it is expected that there will be a demand  for it in the States, among meal caters who like to have a change of diet  now and then.  Some of the skins are tanned and  sold as furs The reindeer fur is  dyed, and as such it is more beautiful than the ponyskin coats now  worn. The fur is finer and the skins  are lighter.  butcher.    Thc( warding.  Some of these articles  can-  "Ma, tigers can't bite people when  they don't see 'cm, can they?" "What  on earth do you mean, child?" "I  heard pa tell Mr. Smith he was going  to find a blind tiger."  The Price of Wheat  Building Up a  Herd by Testing  A Certain and Profitable Income from  the Dairy Herd Under Proper  Methods  C. E. Thomas, Dominion Dairy  Recorder for the Lloydminster elis-  trict; gave some interesting facts before the Dairymen's convention at  Edmonton some few days ago. Mr.  Thomas recited his achievement in  building up a profitable herd . of  cream-producing cows in the course  of three of-four years by adopting a  policy of daily testing the individuals  in the herd for the weight and also  for the butter fat.  On 100 acres of wheat in 1912 Mr.  Thomas and his son netted $1,532.  While, this was a very satisfactory  return, he decided to make an inventory of his dairy, cattle in an endeavor to ascertain whether a better  or more certain income could.not be  derived from that source. As a result he discovered that one cow  would yield as much as six acres of  wheat and that therefore if he-were  to realize the value. of- 100 acres- of  wheat he Would have to increase his  herd to 16 or 17 cows: v   .     ":V  Starting in he;weighed liis milk  every day and he" w:as' successful in  increasing the flow -from 83 to 100  pounds per day in 20 days. Continuing he explained how he had built  up a-profitable herd, buying and selling his animals on the basis of their  productivity. As a result of this in  one year he derived an income . of  $1,521.88 from the sale of cream,  cows, calves and prizes, and at the  end of the year had on hand an increase of. 11 head of stock and a car  of wheat as well.  not be censored without being destroyed or damaged, such as tinned  meats, cakes, etc. In consequence "of  the large number of parcels of this  kind which have been, forwardeel -  there- is now a great congestion 'of  them in London.. The "director ofjhe  service has therefore asked that notice be given .to the public at once  that no parcels containing foodstuffs  or clothing can be accepted hereafter for  transmission.  It is-pointed out that every Canadian military and civilian prisoner of  war receives through thc Canadian  Reel Cross Society at London, irrespective entirely of all packages sent  from Canaela, the following supplies:  A capture parcel, then 7s worth of  food and supplies one week, and 12s  worth thc following week, and is sent  alternately each week. Bread each  week is sent from Holland or else--  where. The authorities arc satisfied  that 90 per cent, of such parcels are  received by the .-prisoners. The  weight that may be sent each week  to any prisoner is limited lo *35  pounds:  The Price Mounted to    Over    Four  Dollars  a  Bushel  During  Napoleonic Wars  If the price of wheat climbed lo  $2.50 or $3 per bushel there would be  a world-wide tightening of bells  anel much talk of blue-ruin, famine  and the rest of that family of evils.  But during the Napoleonic wars, a  little more than a century ago, wheat  at $3 a bushel became so common  that the market was shock-proof. Indeed, on some occasions it rose to  more than $4. Nevertheless, while  there was plenty of distress thc world  manged to keep its head; the forces  of civilization stuck to their guns and  the Great Disturber was effectually  put out of business.���������Victoria Times.  Gregory, aged six, was being driven from the station on his first visit  to Yorkshire. His mother, noticing  a troubled look on his lace as lie  glanced about, said, "What's the .matter, clear? Don't you like the beautiful country?"  "Yes, mother;- but on my map  Yorkshire is  brownl"  Dairy Stable Like a Home  Out  in Portland,   Oregon,   Cows  are  Treated  With  Consideration  Several features strike the visitor  to the stable of a certain dairy in  Portland, Ore'., as"quite remarkable.  Pictures hang upon the walls; ferns  are placed above the stanchions; the  windows are screened and covered  with freshly washed curtains; thc  doors are doubly screened and at one  side of the stable is an enamel  wash-bowl with running water. Suct>  unusual conditous are due, in part at  least, to rivalry which has sprung up  among the Portland dairymen, who  must obey rigid city rules regarding  the   production   of  clean   milk. At  this dairy each cow is bathed before  entering the stable and her bag  washed with warm water, soap, and  a freslily laundered cloth. The milk-  is straineel through sterilized cotton  baiting. The cows arc never hurried  or frightened, and on returning from  the pasture are allowed to move along  leisurely. The milk in this dairy has  improved considerably in purity, the  number of bacteria found in it being  much lower than in milk from the  average dairy.  Bring Your Potatoes  Restaurant Keepers in Germany Will  .   Cook Food if They. Cannot  Supply It  Restaurant-keepers in Berlin announce that they still have cooking  appliances and that guests who bring  their potatoes can have them cooked  and served. How the announcement  has been received has not been reported. .Potatoes for lunch or dinner would make a decidedly' awkard  load for' a man going to his business  in the morning. A steak, being pliable, coulel easily find a comfortable  position in the coal pocket, but potatoes are more recalcitrant and likely to insist on their- share of attention. They would bulge out inelegantly.  The German fashion of wearing  loose, standardized clothing, if it has  not been changed on account of the  scarcity of cloth, would facilitate the  carrying of potatoes to a restaurant.  Some of the costumes sketched by  artists in search of the picturesque  would enable a victim to secrete a  week's rations without exciting suspicion' or comment. Those who are  still marvelling at German system  and organization will see in the sack  fashion of habiliments a cleverly designed preparation for this emergency of war. All things arc regarded  in some quarters as possible with the  Germans.  It may be nccesasry if-a philosopher be granted.the freedom of Berlin for Writing a treatise on slaughter  as a means of grace, to admonish  him to -bring potatoes with him.-  While the order to-bring potatoes  will be obeyed wiih the promptness  of a drilling battalion, there will be  conclusions to settle with the growing clement who have no potatoes to  bring. The long sentence imposed.'  on the Socialist leaeler shows that  this element is formidable. The potato notice may be a symptom of collapse.���������Toronto  Globe.  Russia's Man Power  "Pop, what do we mean by ccon-.  omy?"  "Spending money in such a way as  not to get any fun out of it, my son."  Czar Has a  Combined Force of Fifteen  Million  Men  The Lonelon Statist is authority for  the statement that, according to the  best in forma tion obtainable, Russia  has at the present time in the first  fighting line fully equipped iu every  respeel, and fully in a condition lo.  render a good account of themselves,  three millions of men Behind these,  in the second line, well equipped, and  fit to join the first rank, is another  great force of three millions of men,  making, with the first line, a total of  six millions. Behind these again  there arc five millions, not so well  equipped or disciplined, but rapidly  being provided with What they re-  cpiire. Adding these to the.first two  bodies, we get an aggregate of eleven millions of men. Behind these  there is yet another force, regarding  which there is not very definite information, but which is believed to-  now be undergoing training and arming, of altogether, four millions of  men. Adding these to the three bodies already mentioned, we get a combined force of fifteen millions of men-  -r-Montrcal Herald  "Do you believe circumstances alter cases?"  "I certainly do," said the lawyer.  "Then you've got to dig up a few  circumstances that I can use or mv  case is lout."  "iii'i ilii i'l n " "*" -������������������"���������"���������""  iiiMjmiiTanrir"'-"-"  -w"-"- wTrr-rrrT*���������"������������������ -*"- i.^.'i;''^-?-  \   i." > /" *      '"." '���������'/���������- -*  ,<   -V-'1"'- .- *;,,*.  ,i   *������/':  v -amy  msm  THE  iiiiiiAKEt  ������������������OMNHJ  The best  yeast, in  the world.  i.i\ Makes  erfecl  bread,  MADE "  IN  CANADA  EW.GILLETT COMPANY LIMITED \l  TORONTO.ONT.  Wf'.JNIPEO MONTREAL  mww������iinwiiimiwiii.iiMiiiiw  Her Own Fault  < Mrs. Exe���������John, we'll have to get  rid of that parrot.    His language is  getting to be simply awful.  Exe���������Well; my dear, you should  Siaye known better than to have him  v. here he^'could hear the remarks the  neighbors make about him.  Settlement Committee  Has Been Appointed  Australian High Commissioner and  Agent-General Walker of Winnipeg Members  The Colonial Secretary has appointed a committee to consider the  settlement of e.t-soldiers within thc  Empire. The committee includes the  Australian High Commissioner and  Agent-General Bruce Walker of Winnipeg. The Times hopes the committee will not be allowed to prejudice the War Conference Committee,  and will also have a guard against  thc accusation only too '. readily  launched that schemes of aiding the  emigration of soldiers are "-likely to  denude Britain of the best of her  population. What is-wanted is-a central body to supervise all land settlement.        c  BIl^ES^  tiiiMly and Quiclcly Cured wiui   /  EGYPTIAN LINIMENT  Vox Sale by All Dcnlera  DooatAS & Co.. Prop's. Napaae*. Gal.  She Does Her Bit -  In Patriotic Work  AND TELLS  OF    BENEFIT RECEIVED FROM, DODD'S  KIDNEY PILLS  Mrs. H. A. Standish Strong, Hearty  and Enthusiastic at Sixty-two Advises Others to Use Dodd's Kidney Pills.  Ayers Cliff, Stanstead Co., Que.  (Special)���������One of thc most enthusiastic patriotic workers in this _ dis-  , trict is Mrs. H.A. Standish. Though  sixty-two years of age, her splendid  bealth enables her to keep house for  three hearty men and still have time  and strength lo devote to the welfare  of thc boys in thc trenches. 'And  Mrs. Standish will tell you shc owes  that abundant health to Dodd's Kidney 'Pills.  "I must say that Dodd-s Kidney  Pills arc very good for sick -kidneys,"  Mrs.. Standish statqs. "I have recommended them many times for rheumatism as they helpcel mc very much  for that disease. You can, say for  mc that Dodd's Kidney Pills are beneficial for everyone ''who is troubled  with  bad kidneys."  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V Owing to .the Atlantic  transportation difficulties . and tlie  freight congestion, a larger proportion of crop than.usual is still in the  West.  ^.Transvaal farmers arc forming -cooperative societies for the purchase  and  use  of farm   machinery.  WHAT ONTARIO FOLKS SAY.  ���������Hamilton, Ont.���������"This is to state that  I have received great benefit from tho  use of Dr. Pierce's  Favorite Prescription. Some time  ago I was run down  nnd weak, suffered  loss of appetite and  was miserable.  Four bottles of tho  'Proscription'  cured me up in  fine shape; it did  wonders for me and  I can recommend  it very highly to  women who are ailing."���������Mrsa Maris  Millbh, 127 Hess St., Hamilton, Ont.  Brantford, Ont.���������"Some few years  ago I got }n a very much run-down  condition. Was very weak; could not do  anything; had no strength at all. I began taking Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription; I only took five bottles and it" put  mo in splendid condition. I felt better  than I had for years. Other members of  my family have used this medicine and  found it equally .as beneficial. I can  highly recommend it to weak women."���������  Mns. A. GiLMOUit, 71 Brighton Row,  Brantford, Ont.  The.use of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription makes women happy by making  thorn healthy. There are no more crying  spells. " Favorite Prescription" makes  weak women strong, sick women well.  Like an open book, crux faces tell the  tale of health or disease. Hollow cheeks  'and sunken eyes, listless steps, sleepless  nights���������tell of wasting debilitating disease  Borne place in the body. It may be one  place or another, the cause is generally  traceabla to a common source.  Get the "Prescription" to-day���������either  in liquid or tablet form���������if you want to  better your physical condition speedily.  Dr.  Pierce's Pellets regulate and invigorate    stomach,    liver    aud    bowels.  Keep tho-body clean inside as "well aa j  outside.  Tin Shortage in Canada  Ottawa Department   Suggests    That  Old Tins Should be Preserved  ^Officials of the Department of  Trade and Commerce state that there'  is a shortage-of tinplate in Canada.  This is diie to lower production in  England and the shipping situation.  The department, thinks that steps  should be taken to collect all -the tin  available, such as tin boxes and cans,  in oreler that it may be used over  again. It is believed that if some  systematic plan of collection is adopted the shortage of the tinplate will  be largely made up.  Around the Circle  "In  my  time,"' declared   grandma;  "girls were'more modest."  "I know," said thc flippant girl. "It,  was a fad once.    We may get back  to it."���������Life.  ���������m-iTrrm'iiimiiMl1'1'1111'11'1'''''^''^  ig?*-  mccess  in Sowing Seeds  DON'T waste your effortn  and  time  on seeds  of  questionable quality.   Buy Bruco's.   For GG years  wa   have   sold    seeds   and   each    year    made   satisfied  Customers.    Insure the success of your garden by selecting  from the  list  below���������  Bruco's Nosegay  Collection  Sweet Peas���������6   separate  colors���������  ,25c. postpaid.    Brace's Tall or Dwarf Collection Nasturtium���������  6  separate   colors���������25c.  postpaid.     Bruco's    Empire   Collection  Asters���������0 separate colors���������25c. postpaid.  S 1  s*  Try ttiem.    Splendid varieties  Beans���������Kefugee Wa-e    Va lb. 15c.  Sweet Corn���������Peep  O'Day-...   Va 1������. 10c  tPcss���������Early   Settler       Va 11). 15c.  1 lb. 50c. postpaid  1 lb. 35c. postpaid  1 lb. 40c. postpaid  FRETFUL BABIES  Mrs. John M. Weaver, Blissfreld,  N. B., writes:���������"I can speak verv  highly of Baby's Own Tablets. I  have used them for my children and  find they are the best meelicine a  mother can give her little ones. 1  would strongly recommend them. , to  all mothers who have fretful babies."  The Tablets regulate the bowels and  stomach; break up colds and simolc  fevers; expel worms; cure vomiting  and indigestion and make teething  easy. They are sold by medicine  dealers or by mail at 25 cents a box  from The Dr. Williams' 'Medicine.  Co., Brockville, Ont.  Write to-day for handsomely illustrated .  catalogue   of   Vegetables,    Farm    and  Flower    Seeds,     Plants    and    Bulbs,  Poultry   Supplies,   etc.,   PEEE.  JOHN A. BRUCE & CO. Limited  Hamilton  Canada  A woman is now running the electric light station at Bradnich, Devon, England.  It Has Many Qualities,���������The .man  ��������� who possesses a_ bottle of Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil is armed against  many ills. It will cure a cough, break  a cold, prevent sore throat; it will re-  eluce the swelling from a sprain, cure  thc most persistent sores and will  speedily heal cuts and contusions. It  is a medicine chest in itself, and can  be got for a quarter of a dollar.  First Locomotive Whistle  The first steam whistle was introduced in 1833, as thc result of an accident. Thc story is told that Stephenson's locomotive "Samson," at a  level crossing between Bagworth and  Thorton, in England, ran down a  cart laden with butter and eggs and  that at a meeting of the Board of  Directors of the railroad Stephenson  suggested that trains carry whistles  blown by steam.  No surgical operation is necessary'  in removing corns if Holloway's  Corn Cure be used.  ,  "You're full again and I'll send you  up," saiel thc balloon owner who  used to be a police court justice.  Foods Are  m Price  Bui you can still buy  .   at the same price. :__  This staple cereal in  its air-tight, wax-protected package will  keep indefinitely, yet  is ready to eat at a  moment's notice.   ^ ;  Grape-Nuts is full of  compact nourishment  . with a delightful  wheat and barley  flavor.  The Most Economical of  Prepared Cereals  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.  V:  W.      N.      U.      1HS  For Standardization  Of Canadian Eggs  Plea for Legislation to Improve the  Marketing Conditions  Thc Canadian Produce Association  at its recent convention in Montreal  passed a resolution asking for the  i.'vrmcdiale enactment" of legislation  to "provide anel legalise standards for  all Canadian eggs, and to provide  such inspection as may be necessary  to enforce such legislation, and to  issue government certificates, if required, anel, further, that this legislation prescribe regulations to provide against the sale of eggs unlit for  food, making due allowance for reasonable deterioration.  A deputation which waited upon'  Hon. Mr. Burrell to urge thc adoption of its course outlined pointed  out that millions^ol" dollars are now  lost annually in Canaela by deterioration iu quality of eggs between point  of production and point of consumption, and by lhe general lowering of  prices owing to lack of uniformly  high grade in' the commodity marketed. Such waste, it was pointed  out, should not be allowed at any  time, and is doubly to be deplored at  a time when enormous quantities of  foodstuffs .are being sent to the bottom by Germany's submarine warfare. Next to the call to produce, it  was stated, follows close at its heels  a similar patriotic call to conserve  that which is produced.  -As a further reason for the establishment of an official guarantee of  eggs marketed, it "was pointed out  such guarantees arc already given by  Russia and other countries, which  after the war, will again compete  with us in the marketing of eggs in  Great Britain.  Amateur Theatricals  . "Don't you  get awfully tired      of  taking  part    in   all   these     theatrical  performances r"   the    friend    of    the  amateur actor once askeel.  "Yes, painfully tired," he replied,  "for I don't like to act a bit. But' I  know that if I'm not on the stage T'U  have to sit in the audience."���������Brooklyn   Citizen.  Footpad���������Money or your life!  Politician���������Money? Money? Listen  old top! Wouldn't you sooner have  a job on the police force?���������New York  Globe,  ore About the  There is more Catarrh in this section of  the country than all other diseases pul together, and for years it >vas. supposed to bo  ncurable. Doctors prescribed local remedies.  and by constantly failing- to cure' with local  treatment, pronounced it incurable. Catarrh  is a local disease, greatly influenced by con-  ttilutional conditions and therefore requires  ������onstitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh  Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,  Toledo, Ohio, is a constitutional remedy, ii  ,-akcn internally and act3 throuch the Blood  iiTthe- Mucous Surfaces of the System. One  Hundred Dollars reward is offered for any  iaie that Hall's Catarrh Cure fails to core.  Send  for circulars  and  testimonials.  F.  J.   CHE>TFA'  &  CO.,  Toledo,  Ohioi-  Sold by  Drujjsists,  7Sc  With all commodities  soaring in price, it behoves  the buyer to look for full  value in every article.,  When buying matches  specify-���������  Their quality is beyond  question; but besides this,  every box is a generously  filled box.  Look out for short-count  matches. There are many  on the market  Avoid imposition by air  ways, everywhere, asking for EDDY'S.  ���������crisp to the teeth���������melting in the  mouth���������a delight to the palate���������that's  "Who was it said that he'd rather  make the songs than the laws of his  country?"  "Dunnb; but I'd rather make the  laws for the people who make the  songs  we   hear  nowadays."  Minard's Liniment Relieves  gra.  Neural-  After the War  The kiddies love these plain, wholesome sodas, and so do the grown-ups!  In Packages Only.  Our  GMHAMWAFEfiS  help the children build bone    -  and muscle. *  Worth-West Biscuit Co., limited  EDMONTON   -   ALTAi 8  Thc combination of autocracy and  socialism which has worked so effce  lively for war purposes in Germany  is evidently to be operated for commercial advantage after the war.  German business is lo be unified  under government auspices. Ever/  German operating in foreign fields is  to be backed by his government.  What chance has an American competitor against him? Thc only practical nictltoel of meeting such competition is to permit Americans to  combine in thc foreign field anel cm-  ploy against the outside rival thj  'th vices which were so successful  v hen American trusts were in their  heyday of success. Competition at  home, combination abroad, seems to  be the only recourse against foreign  government business combinations.������������������  From the Washington Post.  Co-operation the Remedy  My active participation in and re������  sponsible positions filled in the carrying through of various co-operative  schemes during thc past twenty-five  or thirty years have served to convince me that there is no other  weapon today so effective for the  emancipation of the. farmer from the  unjust and unequal burdens he bears,  in the economy of society, as that of  co-operation, rightly so called.���������Anson Grob. in Farmer's Advocate.  A Real Asthma Relief.���������Dr. J.D.  Kellogg's Asthma Remedy has never  been advertised by extravagant statements. Its claims are conservative  indeed, when judged by the cures  which it performs. Expect real relief and permancjri benefit when yen  buy this remedy and you will not  have cause for disappointments. It  gives permanent relief in many  cases where other so called remedies  have utterly  failed.  "How's your boy, Josh, gelling on  at school?"  "I dunno," replied Farmer Corn-  tosseL "But if he is really as smart  as his conversation sounds, he's  niakin' some of those professors hustle to keep up with him,"  Apply Sloan's Liniment <wilhovi  rubbing to the sore leaders and tho  pain will soon be relieved.  For irheumatic aches, neuralgia;  gout, lumbago, bruises, strains,  sprains and muscle stiffness, havo  a bottle handy.  Quickly penetrate* and soothes, cleaner  than mussy plasters or ointments, de-ea not  stain the skin.  At all druggists, 25c. 50c, end $1.00, , - '      ��������� i       - ~ ��������� 'j.r��������� '-_,.,     ---.   , "-iMl'_;\ i.' </,'   ��������� .- j  THE    'GAZETTE,      HEDLEY,      B.      0.  i  Coleman s  <<The Big Store"  General  Merchants  KEREMEOS, B. C.  time   to   economize,  nnd Iio.'tiK .'Uj-iOc. a ])1  hoof   ha-h   .">.���������>(���������.   a  ll.'ltll jiihI  snow line  luit'on   just  with pork  ite. corned  nnd  tibovi* I lie  With pork ' 15 lo IS cenls a  pound, h.'im :iikI baeon should  bo rotailod at. leys (him -IO cents.  It surely doesn't cost, 25 cents n  pound to euro ham and bacon.  The material nnd 1,-ibor in curing ii. thousand pounds of pork  .shouldn't- he more than ten dollars,, as they did it. on the farms  back east, and tho "old man" is  no more valuable in the west as  an alarm clock, pork-c.urcr and  general supervisor oC hi lings  temporal and spiritual {limine  was in the cast. And he could  cure ham, and late hours both  eveniny and  A smeller strike is in  of possibilities at Trail.  the lis!  The Nickel Plate  Barb6r_SliOD  SATISFACTORY, SANITARY  TONSORIAL SERV1G&  Thjs shop it equipped with  Baths   and   all   the   latusi   -,  Electrical   Appliances.  W.T.BUTLER, -  Prop.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year. $2.00  "   (United States)  2.50  Advertising Rates  Measurement. VI lines to the inch.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, 31.25 for.one insertion, 25 cents.for  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  , 12 cents per line for first insertion and 8  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  $1.25; over 1 inch and up to 4 inches, '81.00  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size of space and length  of time.  Certificate of Improvements.'.  .������10.00  (Where more than one claim appears  in notice, $2.50 for each additional  claim.) .  .Jas. XV. .Giiieii, Publisher.  Hedley, B. C April 10, 1.017.  " He who.does me once, shame on him;  He who does me twice, ahaine on me."  A peculiar  feature of the investigation   into   tho  affairs of  the P. Gl. Jil. railway  by a committee of the legislature, is that  the members aim  to  make political   capital    instead  getting  at all the facts,   in his evidence  Tate  stated   that Stewart gave  him $500,000 to got  the charter  and    contribute    to    campaign  funds.'   ff Stewart could afford  to give  $500,000  for campaign  purposes, he must have received  from the people of the province  through their legislators several  millions of dollars iu return for  his  investment.     The   government now know of at least two  criminals   who   entered   into   a  conspiracy  to   bribe   the   paid  guardians of the public property  while'they    wore   looting   the  provincial    treasury.-     As    the  concessions  were  obtained   by  fraud, there is  no  reason why  Foley, Welsh & Stewart should  not make restitution and their  interests  in the  province   confiscated. ��������� This is not a question  of party.    The  bribers  and the  bribed should  bo pnuished.    If  Stewart and Tate paid members  of the "legislature to defraud the  people, they should be in prison,  and the legislators bribed should  also be  put  to    work   on   the  national-.stone pile.  MONTHLY REPORT  Hddley Patriotic Fund Committee  The Hedley Patriotic Funds  committee submit tho following  report covering collections made  for tho-month of Feb. If j your  name docs, not appear your  subscription has not boon received during the month. Tn  some cases subscriptions are  paid iii, advance and have previously been acknowledged. If*  you arc in arrears please band  your subscription to the Treasurer. Collections made as per  list, month of Feb., $9.'i5.05. Of  this amount $15-1.05 was subscribed for the Hedley Enlisted  Men's Fund. The' balance.  $780.40, was subscribed for the  Canadian Patriotic Fund.  Following will show thc  amounts remitted le.) the Canadian Patriotic Fuud:  Remitted $10028 05  January, 1917       812 55  February,-1917....      7S0 40  SPRING  AND.  SUMMER  C. P.  Since the- war commenced  449,000 residents of Canada have  joined the allied forces,  There is less activity in mining in British Columbia at the  present time than there has  been for years. This is due to  a shortage of coke and water.  If the "chief motive of industry w?ere not to produce a  pi-ofis," there would not be investment in industries. -With-'  out profit there would be -industrial stagnation.  What is needed more than  anything else to restore public confidence in this period of  abnormally high eats is one of  Colonel R. Thornton Lowerys  inspiring editorials on '���������dieting."  A Wenn tehee paper is the  latest to suggest that "the U. S.  buy Canada from England." " A  very brilliant idea, if England  had the selling and Canada,  wanted to be sold. Canada is  not for sale.    Never lias*  been.  govern nient  Representative  in B. C. is a joke. Tate got  $500,000 to persuade the legislature to give away nearly a hundred million dollars. They were  "persuaded," and, of course,  Tate kept a few hundred thou'  for pocket money.  government.  The  will  soon  start  up  Usher of this family  pects   to   manufacture   a  meal  tickets  with  a pick  road  work  The   pub-  journal ex-  few  and  Some changes have been made  in the new Mining Act, and, as  amended,  it  may  not  tend  to  retard  mining  activity, as  the  original      draft      undoubtedly  would.      Still    it   would   have  been better had thc minister of  mines  obtained  a nodding ae-  qunintance with  ruining conditions before introducing amendments  to  the  Act.    Since   the  war   Commenced    there"   have  been  so  many other industries  that offered greater retm*ns on  the   money   invested,   witnuut  the element  of chance, that it  has been difficult  to get capital  to develop  properties from the  prospect, to the shipping stage.  It is not an opportune time for  experimental  legislation.    Any  changes in  tho Act will tend to  keep investments out of the Industry until   the   Act has been  in force for  a.   time.    TSTo eloubt  the   chairman   of   the   mining  committee is doing his best, but  he is not a mining man. and only  familiar with  low-grade copper  conditions of the Boundary district.   The   same may be said  of the minister of  mines; he is  familiar only with  coal, mining  conditions on Vancouver Island  and,  possibly,  a   slight   knowledge of conditions iri the Klondike,  which   in   his  time   wero  more  political   than industrial.  Then,   there   is   the   "order-in-  council" clause, which   has been  the curse   of  recent  legislation  in the province.    When a prospector   goes  to  a possible   investor he is often met with thc  reply: " Your property appears  all   right,   but  your .title is not  good.    A   bunch   of  crooks   in  office could at any time deprive  you  of   your   holdings   by   an  order-in-.council.   therefore   you  sell."  $11021 90  Dalton,  Sec.-Treas.  We hereby certify that Ave  have examined the books and  accounts of the Hedley Patriotic  Funds Committee and find the  above statement to be  correct.  II. D. Barnes   1 .    ,.,.,  '       F. M. Giw,BsriE;Aucl,U)ra-  l'.YYItOLI,   DEOUCTJOXS,   l-'KIS.   1017.  li.  Anderson  1.50  GR Allen - 1.50  A Araey  '1.25  A Appleton -    3.75  L" Barlow  -1-.25  A. Beam  4.00  P. Bentley .-  3.50  Leci Brown '  3.50  L..Busso .". 4.00  P. Basso  3.75  J. B. Bi-own  4.25  E. Berg  4.25  have nothing to  shovel when road building  starts, providing he can get the  ear of a straw-boss, and Canadians are allowed to work.  A dispatch says that the king  and queen and all the royal  family have been economizing  in food and have cut down their  eats to the simplest fare since  February.    ��������� Well,   it's   a good  No man in Germany, no matter what may be his record, is  better entitled to the iron cross  than the congressmen and senators who went on record as  loving Germany better than the  country in which they live. The  kaiser -will prove himself the  most despicable ingrato in history if he does not send those  American allies the much-prized  decoration.���������Orovilla Gazette.  TCBevan  3.75  O. A. Brown \ 1.50  R. Boyd -.  3.75  T-Baivd 2.00  G G Bowerman  J.00  B Bower-man  3.75  A. Clare '.   . 5.00  R. S.'Collin.!  5.00  XV. XV. Coi'i-igan  4.50  D. Cuiiv  3.50  J. Coulthard  -1.25  T P Corrigan  3.50  Richard Clare  3.75  F. C. Chapman  3.75  T. Camus  3.75  F. Decar-io  3.75  .1 DcO me  4.25  S DoffHdin -.. 3.75  C ID Ericson  4.25  DrR Elliot  7.00  T Eleuk  3.75  O Franzen  3.75  J Fift-  2.00  Friend  8.00  G. E. French  3.50  M. L. Gezon    5.00  J. Gaaic  3.75  XV. T. Orievef*  4.25  J. Gi-ieve....' '.  4.25  J. Galitzkv  4.25  M. Gillis.."...,....:  4.25  P (Garich.'.  3.75  R. Harnhly."  4.25  .T. A. Holland  5.00  J. Hancock  4.00  J. Hossaek  3.75  H, E. Hanson '.... 4.00  J. Hardman -  4-00  A. W. Harper  3.50  T. Henderson  1.00  D Henderson.....'.... ���������..........' 4.00  E Hossaek.... .... ��������� ���������'..'.. 3.75  MCHill...........  4,50  P. Johnson.  4.25  P. R. Johnson ...-.'���������  3.75  C. G. Johnson '..".' .-. 4.25  TI. F. Jones   5.00  R. L. Jones.......  3.50  J. .Tiimieson'.  3.50  K Jackson   Otto Johnson..  H. J. Jones .'...  R. Kellogg.     .  B. W. Knowles*  S. C. Knowles.  A. J. King   VV. Knowles...  G: Knowles... .  Wm. Lonsdale  10.00  A. F. Loonier-  3.75  G. Leaf...,  3.75  O. Lindgrch   A E Lohh   XV. Mat hew   M C Malm   L. >S.  Morrison   G. Malm   J. Martin....      D   Miner.   A Macdonald. ... ��������������������������� ���������  Angus Macdonald...  G. E.���������McClure   ���������New Stock of  Watson's and  in  s  Two.-Piecc   or   Combinations, ami tho prices arc  Fishing Tackle,  Golf Supplies, and  S  Something to Smoke  A. Ratvnsley.  B. Rescorl   Geo. Ransom..  C. Riuise.,   D Rankin   XV. Robertson.,         -1.00  ..   ..;     -i.25         -1.25         .1.75   -,   .2.00   ^3.75  W. Sampson       0.00  S. L. Smith ,       4.00  John Smith -       '1.50  W. J. Stewai t       2.50  Casper Steen       3.75  N. Stechishiri      4.25  W Snyder       1.25  Geo. Stevens       4.75  A. Springhelti       3.75  A Smith       4.25  J. Y. H. Taylor      4.50  XV. Trezona   J Thomas   Wlims   N  Tucker '   C VanBuren   A. AV. Vance   J. Williamson   F Williams.:..   P. G. Wright   J. W. Wirth .-..  T. R. Willev   J. G. Wetister   K F Webster    ...  G Walker   V. Znekerstin ���������      DR,  T. P. ROBINSON  DeiUiit  Office with Dr. Lewis, Oroville, Wash.  ���������1.50  <l.2o  4.25  3.75  3.50  0.00  ���������1.00  4.00  5.00  5.00  4.25  3.75  4.00  3.50  5.00  -1.00  3.75  -1,00  3.75  1.85  4.00  II KUl.KY���������TOWN   LIST.  Mettle..:.,....-..'.......  Craubrook invested $8000  in  the last war loan.  J McNultv  M. McLeod.......  D. J. McLeod'...  A. Nyliorg   J  Naff   O T Norman.....  CJNelson   TV Olson   U Olson   O Peterson   RPoiritt   T. C. Porteous...  K. O. Peteraon . .  G. Prideaiix.-   Free! Pearce   J jPcarsou   L S Petree   L. C. Rolls   H. T. Rainboiv,..  ���������1,25  4,50  ���������1.25  3.75  4.00  3.75  2.10  3.75  3.75  3.75  4.25  1.50  5.00  5.00  4.25  3.75  4.00  3.75  4.50  M iss M  J. D. Brass   E D Booing   H. D. Barnes  ..  W, T. Butler   C. Bai-riiini   E E Burr   Miss Borden   Miss 10. Glare   James CJlnrke   James Ci itchley   W. J. Cnrinack   R. J. Corrigan   J E Craig   Thc Daly Reduction Co.  R.'J. Edi.loud   F. 11. French   .1. K, Fraser ���������'   AV J Forbes   F, M. Gillesph'..'   >S E Hamilton   A. T. Horswell   P Heldstab   Miss  I-lei kins   Miss Inkinan  . ..  G. P. Jones   J. Jackson   F Lyon   Geo Lyon   John Mairhofer   .1 Murdoch   A. J. McGihbon    ..  W. A. McLean    ...  .Miss Roche ..."   T. H. Rotherham   G. A. Riddle...., '.  Bruce Rolls...;....   Geo Shelder.  Jas.  Stewart   J M Sandusky   A- Winkler ���������  2.00  5.00  5.00  5.00  3.00  1.00  5.00  2.00  2.00  2.50  2.(10  3.50  4.00  2.00  200.00  3.00  5.00  5.00  1,50  10.00  10.00  3.00  1,50  3.00  2.00  20.00  5.00  3.00  5.-00  5.00  2.50  2.50  5.00  3.00  5.00  3.00  2.50  3.75  2.00  0.00  5.00  BUILDING MATERIAL FOR SALE  1 have a new stock of Coast  Fir Finish. Siding, Flooring,  Lafch, Shingles, Doors and Windows.    Prices reasonable.  F M. WRIGHT - - CAWSTON. B. C.  A. IV & A. M.  T&JGEtf I! KOHL ATI. monthly mor>t inys ol*  'V^\     lluelloy bodge No. I.'{. A. l-\ & A. M..  itro huld on  tho second   Friday in  a.-ioli mouth in Fraternity hall, Hedley. "Visiting  brethren aro cordially invited to attend.  a.  II. SPROULE,  IV. ill  S. E.  HAMILTON  Secretary  L. O. L.  'Tlili liuerular    inooliii������K of  Hedley bodge 1711 aro  Held on  the   first and  third Monday in .  every month in the Orange Hall  ~!^^^SSP   Ladies meet-.'nd mill ���������) Tuei-dnj-s  Visiting hietliein are cordially invited  \V\ LO.WSDALK, W. M. '  H. F. .TONES, Seo't,  -������������������  -���������   ���������     '           '  Nickel Plate Camp  No.  15662  Modern Woodmen  of America  Meets in Fraternity' Hall the Third..'  Thursday in each month at 8 p. in.  A.      a his, V. C.      .1. Smith, Clerk..


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