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 n ������}trJ'l --1V  *%*!%'''  - *  . fa ^. ; >���������" .->.���������-   / *.-,- '���������-   , - f"'i ->' ��������� ^'.-  'J--*--'?, -  Volume XII. "  Number'33.j  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST  JflS. GLflRKE  W/atchmaker  HEDLEY, B. C  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  ravel by Auto...  Call up Phone No. 12  [a good stock of Horses and Rigs on  1    Hand.   H Orders for Teaming^  promptly, attended to.  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  PflLft6&  [iveru, Feed & Sale Stables  hone 12.  HKDLEY   B. 0.  D. J. INNIS  Proprietor  IThomps N PHONIC SKYM00R 5013  MOR.,WKSTKRN CANADA , ,     ���������  lammell Lairol & Co. Ltd.  ' Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield,"Eng/   '_  |)fBces and Warohouse, 847-63 Beatty Street  .Vancouver,'B. C.  & A.M.  ,/A> F  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No. 13, A. F. & A. M.,  are held on the soeond Friday.-in  - month in Fraternity hall, Hedley.' Visiting  thren are cordially invited to attend. -  S. B. HAMILTON  Secretary  | H..SPRQULE,  w. m  ,   l. o; L.  The Regular   meetingt" of  Hedley Lodge* 1744 are hold on  'the  hrst arid third Monday in  every month in the Orango Hall  "Ladies meet 2nd and i Mondays  Isittng brethern are cordially invited  W- LONSDALE. W. Mi  H. K. HANSON. Seo't.    -        '    >  R. p. BROWN  British Columbia Land Surveyor,  TblL-No. 27  ."*  ",      P.O. DhawkbIBO-  , ~    - Y  *>'    ,.   ^   ^  PENTICTON,  B.  CIVIL' -fiNG'NEKR anp BRITISH  COLUMBIA LAND SURVEYOR"  Star Building    ' -       Princeton  {   KEREMEOS ITEMS,   |  Mrs. Kirby was a visitor to  Oroville on Thursday.  Mrs. Carle and Miss Day spent  Monday visiting at The Willows  We are glad to say that Mrs.  Thomas is able to be around  again.  Mr. Mott of Penticton was a  guest at the Keremeos hotel on  Sunday.,  - Mr. C. S. Brown -made a busij-  ness. trip to Grand Forks on  Monday.  Mrs. Finnie and daughter left  on Tuesday for their home in  Toronto.  Mr. Crooker was a visitor in  town . on Saturday, from Similkameen.        ,     \ ."    >      , '���������".    .  * i  " Miss Ida Day of Princeton is  spending tlie week visiting with  Mrs. Carle.        '  , Mr. Knowling of. California  arrived last week to look after  his fruit lots here.  The many friends of Mi\ A.  Robertson, are glad to see him  able to be out again.  "Mr. Fisher,"teller of the Bank1  of Commerce, le'ft on Sunday  for "the coast on his holidays."  M. B. Ewart, Pontictori, Sim-  migration inspector, Avas . in  town Monday "on ~offleial;bu.si-  ness;-'      ; ;   '..  _" "    ' .    '    '  'Mr. F. B. Gibson and family  and guests spent a Wery pleasant' picnic at Horn Lake .last  week.-'-*   -' ,    "*"' '/,"*  } - ^t* r sv  Miss Sewell returned to'lher'  school at Similkameen on Saturday aud^is"stopping with.MW  Qfooker, _>                '        ���������   ,.  The Misses Rita and Mildred  Kirby visited Penticton on Sunday. Miss Rita will spend a few  days visiting with Mrs. White,  while Miss Mildred returned on  Monday. '    ���������  ,Mr. and Mrs. Love and family  arrived in Oialla on Thursday,  v, here Mr. Love resumed his  duties as teacher. Their eldest  daughter will go on to Nelson  where she will attend college.  The opening notes of the Conservative campaign were heard  hero' last Wednesday , when a  large :'and '"enthusiastic gather-*  ing of citizens met to hear the  speech of the Premier, the Hon.  W. J. Bowser. After the opening speech' of the chairman, Mr.  C.   E.   IIASKINR  (ALTER  CLAYTON  CLAYTON & flflSKiiNS  Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.  ^TQNEY Tq LOAN  PEN-nCTQN,        -        B. C.  jiedley - Opera House  fl. i. JONES, Manager  large,  cQinrnodious hq.ll for  [ancpsor other entertainment,  Grand Union |  3  x  X  %  X  X  f  9  Hotel  HEDLEY,   British Columbia  (Rates���������$1.59 a P������y ao4 yp  f |j-������'t-6rass Accxirn.njodation- j|  Par Stoctcet} with Best Brands ������  of Liquor and Cigars S  A.  WINKLER,     Proprietor, |  9&  HEDLEY  Mkmn  B   9   I  All kinds of fresh and  cured nieats always on 0;  \i$T\d.    Fr^sh Fish on  s-ajp ; gYprty"'' Tbursd^y. -  ������R. J. EDMOND, Prop.  fi:  i>  itEAT  NORTHERN  HOTEL  HEDLEY B.C.  , Bar and Table the Best.   Rates Moderate  First Class Accommodation  .     JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  w  Mr. Anderson, relieving raaa-  {iger of the"Bank of Commerce,  made a flying visit to Penticton  on Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Keeler and  Mr. and Mrs. W. Vader motored  to Penticton on Sunday to  spend tUe day.  Messrs. BrpAyr* tfe Jordan  shipped their first car of ore to  the' Granby smelter. Grand  Forks, on Monday.  A good number of Keremeos-  ites motored to Hedley on Monday and attended the movies  of "Britain Prepai*ed."  Miss Ranqsay arrived from  the coast ou Saturday and  opened school on Monday, with  Mr, Prescott as principal.  Miss Mildred. Letcher returned to her home at Vancouver  after spending a delightful holiday with the Misses Gibson,  Riverside Lodge.  Mes,.s,i s. Carle, Daly, ^Onrmi-  chflel and McE^chern niotorgd  tq Hedley i\v\d Pi/mooton and  attended the meetings of Bowser mid Shatford,  . Mr. W. H. Armstrong and  family arrived from the coast  Friday and will spend the remainder of the summer at.their  beautiful home here. \  Mr. Spandgppn p/f gp.pkfl.ne is  liere relieving Mr-. Q'L)anipl,  gtafion agent, whp hfts'lef^on  t\ tvyp inpi]ths' trip east with  his ffl,rnily >yhpre. he will visit  his mother,  Five cars from Loomis passed  the customs here on Sunday  evening after going up the  Okanagan lake as far as Sum-,  merland, returning via ^Keremeos on their way^home.  Pte. Frank Bay pf tlip: 4 ������8������h  batt., -.Yprripn?': pass-eci' thi*pugh  town pn Tuesday fr-qm Princp-  tpu, where he had been sppmK  ing a month's leave * with his  parents during the haying.  Mr. Corbett, mauager of tlie  Bank ^of Commerce, arrived  hereon Saturday after spending his holidays at the coast.  He was accompanied by his  mother who .wfll visit 1pm here  for some time,  Alex. Morrison, Mr. L. W./Shat-  fordk gave a short, address *an-  nouncing  his intention ,*of visi-  ting'Keremeos and holding several -meetings previous  to the  election.    The Hon. W. J. Bowser was   then .introduced .and  notwithstanding,, the fact that  he had on  the previous day addressed  meetings' and had that  morning-' motored   over   from  Penticton  he gave a   splendid  address.    After touching on the  questions of woman's  suffrage  and   prohibition   he > launched  into" the political  questions of  the day dwelling at considerable  length   on the loans to farmers;  the vvorkingman's compensating  act and 'goverment aid" to sailors and-soldiers thoroughly ex-  planing thegovernnient's policy.  After devoting   some   time.'to  the  methods of the opposition  in conducting the campaign and  their personal attack upon" himself he  concluded his speech by'  an  energetic appeal in support  of    Mr.   Shatford    which,, cwas.s  warmly applauded by "the audience.     Adjournment  was then  made  to  the   hotel   Keremeos  where  luncheon  was  provided  and  attended  by about thirty  persoqs.     The premier  and his  party   then   left   for   Hedley  amidst the rousing cheers of his  enthusiastic supporters.  The Keremeos flower Show  On Friday, August 25th, the  Women's Institute held their  annual flower show in the Town  Hall, which was beautifully  decorated by . the appointed  committees, in bunting, flags,  pennants and evergreens. Three  large tables were prepared for  the entries and not being large  enough to receive all, so two  smaller tables were used also.  All exhibits were received  from Institute members, therefore, all the prize money, which  ^mounted to $90,50, will be used  for patriotic purposes. The sum  of $03,05 was realized tit the ice  cream and candy booth and tlie  tea tables. Evidently the Red  Gross box was overlooked as its  contents was only $4.50. ;  Entries and prizes for same  were as follows:  Best dismay of roses, Miss B,  Richter, Mrs. Sorge; hest display  of dahljns, Mrs, H, Quant; Best  cqUectiori of sweet peas, Mrs.  W. Mattice, Mrs. Keer; best display of gladiolus, Mrs H. Quant,  Mrs. G. Christie; best window  box, Mrs Keeler; best collection  of house plants, Mrs. Keeler,  Mrs. G. Christie; best collection  of pansies, Mrs. R. C. Clarke;  best display carnations, Mrs. EL.  Quaint;', hegt display asters, Mrs,  Cameron, Miss .DfUy? best display cut geraniums, Mrs, Keeler;  best display s'Weet peas, Mrs.  Keeler, Miss Daly; best display  pansies, Mrs. Clarke; best display stocks, Mrs. Keeler, Mrs.  Clarke; best display nasturtiums, Mrs. Mc.Callum, Mrs.  Keeler; best display of pinks,  Mrs. R.C. Clarke, Mrs. Knqwles;  best di������pla.y of hydrangea. Mrs.  P, F, Quant; best display honey-  su'ckte, Miss Daly, Mrs. Knowles;  best display hollyhocks^ Miss  Richter, Mrs. R.C. Clarke;' best  display poppies, Mrs. Keeler,  Mrs. Mattice; best display petunias, Mrs. Keeler, Mrs. Harrison; best display of phlox, Mrs.  Mattice; best display snapdragon; Miss Daly, Mrs. G. Christie;  best display Zinnias, Mrs. Mattice, Mrs. Sorge; best display  balsam, Mrs. Sorge; best two  heads of sunflower, Jim Clarke;  best display of salpiglossic, Mrs.  R. C. Clark, Miss E. Quant; best  "display of cosmos, Mrs. Harrison; best table bouquet, Mrs.  McCtillum, Mrs. E. Quant; most  artistically arranged basket of  flowers, Mrs. Mattice, Mrs. R. C.  Clarke.  . The largest number of prizes  -was won by Mrs. Keeler. Largest number of entries was  equally won by Miss Daly and  Mrs. Knowles.  t!. ^Children's Prizes. Best  bouquet of wild flowers gathered by a boy under 16 years, Jim  Clarke, Clarence, Mattice; best  bouquetof garden flowers grown  and arranged by boy under 16  years, Jim-Clark, Wilburn Mat-,  tice.  ~ jfln addition to,money piizes  special book prizes were given  to-.James Clarke for collection  of'wild flowers and another to  'Wilburn Mattice for collection  of-, garden' flowers, and Mrs.  Mattice for sweet peas and Mrs.  Keeler for window box.   -  The flower show was followed  by a concert and, dance. The  cgncert was ' enjoyed',, "arid appreciated by a very large audience. ��������� The programme ^was as  follows: -   s , . -      1. <���������-,'���������", .  rThe Maple Leaf was.the opening chorus;,(piano.solo, ">Miss. F.  -Rfchter; solb^'Neyer Tfejb* theVO'lcr'  Flag Fall", Miss ,Daly; encore,  "Keep the lights burning"; reading, Mrs. Quant; Violin duet,  Mr. W. Daly, Mr. Stanton; solo,  Miss Letcher; Violin solo, Wm.  Daly; solo, Mi'. Stanton; reading Mrs. Quant; boy scout demonstration of rescuing from a  burning building; tableau, O.  Canada; God Save the King.  B.C. Prohibition Act Steadily  Losing Ground  Some of t>he Reasons Why t>he Act Is  not> meeting with public favor  Wherever the Prohibition Act-  has been discussed or studied,  the measure has steadily lost in  favor since the latter part of  May, when it was formally passed by the Legislature without  one word from any member of  the House in feivor of the general principle or the details of the  Act.  The reason for this condition  of affairs is that the Act is, on  its face, of such a counterfeit  nature, and its terms so absolutely contradictory to the general meaning of the word "Prohibition", that the public has  come to see that the Act will  not'acpoinulish the ends sought  for hy real Prohibitionists, and  that, on the other hand, the  passage of the measure will  really be detrimental to the best  interests of the province from  any standpoint.  The parties who.are promoting tho tight against the passage of the Act are following out  a line of campaign which is  unique on this continent. Anti-  Prohibition campaigns are generally waged on the broad question of the .-idvantage or, the  disadvantage of Prohibition. In  British Columbia the Anti-Prohibition -organization throws  entirely to one side all the facts  and figures usually used in Prohibition campaigns, and simply  asks the electors of the province  to "Read the Act."  Let the reader glance over a  few. of the principles enunciated  in the Prohibition Apt and see  why the pass.agp of the measure  wpu.ld not be for the advantage  of the province.  1. The Act Does Not Prohibit, although it is called a  Prohibition Act, it provides for  the expenditure of just as much  money for liquor by the citizens  of British Columbia as ist now  the case, and also permits this  liquor to be consumed within  the province. Clause 57 is a  "Wide open" section, as it permits any, citizen to im port liquor from any point outside-the  province, the orders being placed for any'amount and as frequently as the person may desire, all this being done without  any control by the authorities.  Under this clause a man may  place a standing order for' a  flask of whisky a day, or a  barrel of beer per week, -and  have delivery of such shipments  made'^regulai'ly to him, just as  long as he pays the bills.   '.-   '  2. The Act Will* Send Enormous Amounts of Money out  of, the- Province. Clause 57  provides, as noted atiove, 'for  "wide-open" importation of liquor. The Prohibition Legislation of Washington and>*Ore-  gem provides for the importation of limited amounts of liquor, only one such permit for  each month to be granted to  any one individual. E%Ten with  this limited importation enormous amounts of money, are  now being daily sent for liquor  from these states to California.  If this is the case where limited  importation only is allowed,  what would be the case in Bri  tish Columbia, where the right  to import is absolutely unlimited, unrestricted and uncontfol-  ed? '       .  3. The Act Is Class Legislation. The importation clause  makes it easy for the man ,with  money - to get liquor, and the  Act means absolutely nothing  to him. The* w;orkingman or  man with moderate means, accustomed to buy his'beer by the  glass, is the man who'has not  the means to , import liquor in  quantity, and the Act wouldin-  directly * deprive him ,'of something-he desires to enjoy. The  Act' is class legislation" also, in  that it provides that a man who  isja;, .boarder or a lodger,cannot  have liquor iri his-possession^  and, further, that liquor may  not be kept in a house where  there are boarders, where more  than three lodgers are kept, or  where the rooms occupied are  in the same building as a store  or business premises. Provisions such as the above strike  at the workingman or the man  of moderate means and are class  legislation, pure and simple.  4. The Act Is Un-Brttish.  It provides that a constable  maj, at any hour of the day or  night, forcibly enter the-private  home of any citizen on the mere  suspision that he has liquor in  his possession. Having entered,  the constable may break into  any room of the hou-*e, pry open  any chest, etc.. in his search for  liquor. Another clause of the  Act permits ���������'sneak" informers  to stare to a constable their suspicion that a man has liquor in  his possession. The constable  lays an information in his own  name, and the name of the informer will never be disclosed.  Again, should liquor be found  in a man's possession, he is  deemed guilty 01 violating the  Act until he has proved that he  came into the possession of the  liquor legally. All these phases  of the Act are distinctly opposed  to Biitish traditions and customs.  he   may  understand   the   real ;  provisions which it contains. ���������  " This  referendum  question ,is ;  not one  which should be voted/-  upon  because the- mere  say-so'i  of this, that,  or the other per-.'  sou,  no matter  who they may (  be, or what their, position.  - Let'  the elector "read the act" and  "vote no." ,       "' '     " '  ��������� \K  vi'-i  Mr  ,    1, A  ���������Vf-ti  *���������   -"-v.  in  5. The Pass agio of the Act  Wim. Cause Great Unemployment. The licenced liquor industry in British Columbia, directly employs nearly four  thousand men,upon whom there  are depending for support over  six thousands persons. AH these  will be thrown, out of 'work  should the Act pass. The Act  also indirectly means a decrease  in business in very many allied  trades, which now derive a part  of their prosperity because of  the business coming from licensed premises.  6. The Act Increases Taxation. At present every city,  municipality and, in the unorganized districts, provincial  authorities derive a revenue  for the licensing of the liquor  trade. If the Probition Act,  parses, this source of revenue  will bo entirely eliminated, and  the decrease! must be made up  by general taxes,'which''means  an increase in the tax rate.  The above brief outline, covering a few clauses of tho Act,  should cause every reader to  read this act thoroughly before  September  Hth,  in order  that  MissrFraser left Friday last '       S;  to resume teaching at  Merritt.,.     ,l ^>"  L. W. Shatford,' Conservative H %  candidate, was , in town yester-- ��������� - '",  day. . C  Miss Edith' Bradshaw is visiting in town the gues of Mrs. W.  '.       . ^  A. McLead. " '���������       ;. " ' ^      '-" ;   ,,"''���������  Fred Phillips, telephone fore-       !     'A  man,    is    in    the   hospital ^at;  Princeton. ^ / -. < ,    ������     ;].?/ '. ,'  The season', for deer .shooting u  opens.tpm'orrow, and for grouse".:  -- ������. -        , -1. .      If       *r-'-<-   ,   , ������       ~-    ,0,        .      ���������U "  ont the 15th.     " ���������,    /.  Jack "Way is developing his ' f :}^|\  claims about'\fiye;v miles, 'from', i\ s,^|  town, pear Bradshaw: >    K ,.xT  ,*��������� v" 7;^ - ~*C  Miss McKhinori "or the ! teach-" \ >/"', &i  ing staff , returned-^from;".-,her, '-'^'Vv-^  holidays Saturday.last": t'/r '"ir' ��������� -   ,*HJ-JI  Mrs. S. L. Smith'and daughters-,, P^J#ip  Miss Margery and .Miss -Monica*1' '.*���������'-.'."?%%������  left Friday'last-for theicoast." /k  ' Four representatives of-f east-t.  ern capital examined-claims'on^f  Nickel, Plate.'hiH^JriVl>h^Aas^'^:^s?^  Mrs-H. E.  Hanson  J.  Smith' returned  from a "month's "holiday at Lake,'-::-,^1-4^55  Chelan, Wash.'' - '   :' Y\^>??>*>>*r>  ' "* *- -**     I1      r  Geo: r'-Bowermah    'returned'"'  from  Le'-Pas,   Man.,   Tuesday.  He is satisfied'with'Hedley-as a r  gold miuing camp.        .   ?'" \:'2  The   big    railway , strike7 is"  billed to come voff. at 7 a.ni.,on,  Monday, and-only 'mail will'be.  carried ���������by' trains Funning Zjl1-   *  .Jt.*r* ..-.r?* ^"-c?*--. *-   .. --,-      ^v*J*t ***  ^^  "Britaitf-Prepared" at the Star<  Theatre Monday evening was  somewhat disappointing. About  the only films that were worth  looking at were the manufae-  ture of munitions and the infantry march past.  R.  S.   Conklin,  Ralph Smith  and others passed through town  Tuesday   by   Auto.   - Between  here and Keremeos  they had a  head on collisoiv with  another  auto   occupied  by one   o.f the  Smith family.   It is to be hoped   ���������  tqat this  will  be take'*1 by Mr,  Conklin as a warning, as to the"  company with which he travels.  It is said that lightning doesn't1,  hit the same spot twice, neither  is  providence likely   to put on  the reverse  twice for the man  who will not take a hint,    -  The increased cost of maintaining a police force sufficient  to meet the demands entailed  by prohibition laws was shown  at Seattle, this week. Although  the civic year does not close until November, the heavy expenses of maintaining the "dry"  squad   have exhausted the"esti-  ' 1 ������������������ -fr*-.*-  >    :*i-^  . r**������ j*  4'J   A  r'-,v\^  mates. The city council was  compelled to vote an emergency  appropriation of $1500 to meet  immediate demands.  Notice  Persons trespassing or shooting on  lots 3467/3468, 3S3r$76V  and 767s,   Camp   Rest  Ranch,  will be prosecuted. 7.7,^^  Geo. H. Cahill.  The Ontario prohibition regulations "will not demand that  liquor must be first exported  from the province and then returned, to (ill orders of Ontario  citizens. Breweries and distilleries may deliver direct. This  means that they will hold all  their Ontario trade through individual orders as well as handle  the large trade of importing  liquor into Manitoba. This latter business is growing rapidly,  special  express cars of liquor  being sent from Kenora to Win-  *        .  nipeg every evening. ,.  ���������*2:'''?r4*-a THE      GAZETTE.      HEDLEY,      B.  a  ,: i  INSURANCE  COMPANY  Exclusively   Canadian   Company  Assets Over  Four   Million  Dollar  An Excelsior Policy is a Money Saver.  Get One To-day.  go  Are still doing- duty iti  the shape of  y's  Sixty - five years ago  the firstCanadian-rnade  Matches were made at  Hull by Uddy and  since that time, for  materials and striking-  qualities, liddy's have  been the acknowledged best.  ;When Buying Matches  ^Specify "Eddy's."  THE WORLD'S BEST POLISH  ARTS EDUCATION  APPLIED SCIENCE  Including Mining, Chcinicnl, Civil, Mech-  -     auicai and lileclrical '"ugiucering.  MEDICINE  During the War there will be continuous  sessions in. Medicine.  I HOME STUDY  ' The Arts Course moy be taken by correspondence, but students desiriug to graduate 1041st attend one session.  SUMMER SCHOOL oeo.y. chowm  ; JULY and AUGUST registrar  UccS  JCevor  G!ztsalatIon  A. ntr&tghtforward ganarova  offer Iroca on established  firm. Wo aro eivlnj-f &r/&y  Watches to Lhoasasda ot  people oil oror tha  world ns n huja  adroctiacmont. Now  is your chuioo to  obtain om-i. Welt ft  ������iOV7������ eiiclosmc 2.5  cent* for ona of oar  fashionable Tjadlaa'  Ix>nz GuMd*. or  Gent** Albert-*, sont  cwriasa mid to wear  ���������srlth tho watch, which  will bo Riven Krao  <thaao watched wo  Biiarantocd 11 vo yearn),  ahonld >ou tako id-  ���������vanlaed of our marvol-  loua 'offer. V70 cxpact yoa to tell your fnenda  about us end ebow thorn tho beautiful watch.  Don't thlni this offer too good to bo trua. bat *end  215 cents today *-nd pain a Free Watrh. Yon  will 1������ nftmred ���������<VlI.t.TAM������ A IXOYE). \\*l.o"c?ale  Jowollou CDopt.AW), ED, CorawallU XUkuI. London. U^  THERAPSON  (THE NEW RENCH REMEDY. N,1 Nj2 N.S  Used in t'rencb  Hospitals with  p.r ;.i: sneers.*, corks chronic weakness, lost vigor  Ic   VIM   KIDNEY.    DLADOKK.  DISEASES'.   BLOOD    rClSO.X.  Piles ��������� eithe* no .druggists or mail SI. post * CT3  fouc'.lcra co. uo beckham st new yorkorlvman ukoj  rnkonto .write for fr2������e book to dr. le ci.erc  Mkd Co HaverstockRd. Hampstkad. London. Eno.  tr������ nkwdrageeitastkless1formof  easy to taks  I B^ K rv/%l"^iCJ'f^ LASTING CURB.  BEK THAT TRADE MARKBD WORO 'THERAPION ' IS OH  BKll.GOVT   STAMr AtFlXEO TO ALL GENUINE PACKETS  WATERPROOF COLLARS AND CUFFS  Something better than linen and bin laundry  bills. Wash it with soap and water. All  stores or direct. State style and size. For  *SSc. we will mail you.  THE AKI.INGTON COMPANY   OF  Canada, Limited  && Fraaor Ayoauo. Toronto. Ontario  ���������Wood's Hw^phfidiaa/  The   Orrnt  English.   Remedy.  Tonos and invigoratca tho whole  I ncrvou?system, makes new Blood  in old Veins, Cures Arervowt  Debility, Mental and Brain Worry, Dcipon���������  dene]/, T.oss of ICnerpv, J'alpi/ntion  of the  s  Good Highways  Many  Miles of Good  Highways  Form  a Valuable Asset to the Province  A   slogan     for  better    highway.-)  in  M-anitoba  lias  boon  for sev'eral  years  prevalent.   In lit is appeal a first class  proposition  arises,  yet if   people  will  donate to tlie question a little thought,  it will  be ascertained the good  roa'ds  movement   is   slowly   and "assuredly  displaying its   presence   the   province  over.    When  the area of Manitoba is  considered, its formative material and  various   features,   the   intricacies     of  road making in many districts will be  better understood.    Already this province is in possession of more mileage  of good highways than the most sanguine  expectation   considered   as  possible for the few decades of its history.  It is a unanimous verdict that adequate thoroughfares are the imperative  necessity pointing  toward   the  higher  interests  of  mercantile  life.    And   in  particular is such compulsory in these  years when towns and villages are" in  strenuous combat with the increasing  competition    of catalogue    houses  in  Winnipeg and eastern Canada.    Without good highways, trading conditions  in   the   rural   centres   will   inevitably  travel   the    route  to   the  mail    order  establishments.   In adjacence to some  of Manitoba's  more  important towns,  good   roadways  are   not  a  generality.  A? example, thoroughfares leading into Winnipeg; even in close proximity  to the city, roads might be mentioned  which   bear a  resemblance  to prairie  trails utilized by the settlers in years  of   long  ago.     And   in  similitude   are  certain highways converging into  the  City    of   "Brandon.      Money,    goodly  quantities  of   that  commodity,   forms  the sinews of road  building.  Without  doubt,  sums  have  been  disbursed   by  municipal  councils  for  highway  purposes,   and   have   not   tended   toward  anticipated  result.    Hut  no  assembly  or government in the wide world lias  attained a state of perfection in financial expenditure, and it is not within  realms  of common    sense    to  expect  such.    Again, there must be taken into consideration the fact that in building highways  within  certain districts  of   Manitoba,   local  conditions  are  of  such character a goodly sum of money  expended does not display much work  accomplished.  Therefore, when the various features  are taken into" account, Manitoba cannot be adjudicated as suffering a,deficiency of good highways. It is  somewhat calamitous greater attention  has not been devoted to a better class  of thoroughfares is proximity to the  centres of population. , A stranger is  liable to take an erroneous impression  of provincial roads from such existent  within some districts, highways which  do not correctly represent Manitoba's  transportation facilities in a correct  light.���������J. D. A. Evans in Western  Municipal News.  Better Farming:  Cows,  Clover    and  Care  Will     Bring  Good      Results  Better fanning means so much that  it takes a man with big ideas and  much smid and gumption to carry  ir cut. It means something like an  equality of give and take. You must  ^���������ive th ��������� soil as much as you take,���������  a little more will make the taking  surer. Farming -uiy other way isn't  funning���������it's a race for poverty lane.  A farm won't yield without being fed,  any more than a hired iiinii will work  without being paid.  The time to begin better farming is  before the soil shows real need of it.  It's easier to keep up than it is to  catch up. Rotate crops and get a  stand of clover between the grain  years once in three years at least.  That, means caftle, of course; but anything you grow is better sold in the  shape "of cream, beef, wool or pork.  The value is raised and two-thirds  of the fertility i.s returned in the  manure. That is a part of better  farming.  More cat lie. better cultivation,  broader methods, is the trinity of better funning. Selling less to sell more  is the creed. That lust may sound  funny but it is true. You sell less  fertility and bulk to sell more dollars' worth. You can market live  stock produce with less expense and  not rob your soil to do it. For instance,  the farmer who sells a ton of wheat,  sells about $7.75 of his fertility ,and  gets about -?20 or ^25 for it. If he  sells a ton of sheep, he sells about  $9.50 worth of his fertility and gets  about -fSO or $100 lor it. ��������� The first  is a return of about $3 from ,1>'l and  wears out the soil; the second, is a  return of about $9 from $1 and keeps  the land rich.  There are very few fields that get  the cultivation they should. An aerated pulverized, mellow soil is the only  paying kind to put seed into. A pint  of sifted soil in a flower not will grow  a bigger-plant, than will a quart of  coarse soil. We can't sift grain fields,  but, we can come close to it. with the  right tools used, when it is not too  wet or dry.  Better farm ing-calls for broader methods���������less dependence on any one  thing. Dividing your farm to a number of reasonably certain staples multiplies your chances of hitting it right  with  something.  KITCHENER  (By   Robert J.  C.  Stead.)  Weep, waves of England! Nobler clay  Was ne'er to nobler grave consigned;  The wild waves' weep with us today  Who mourn a nation's master-mind.  We hoped an honored age for him,  And ashes laid with England's great;  And rapturous music, and the dim  Fruit jars���������all glasswan  ^-wholesome and sparkling when cleaned witt  OldDutc  Deep .hush  State.  that  veils our Tomb  of  But this is better. Let him sleep  Where sleep the men who made us  free,  For England's hpart is  in  the deep,  And  England's g!">*y  is the sea.  ,  One only vow above his bier.  One only oath beside his bed;  We swear our flag shall shield him  here  Until the sea gives up its dead!!  r  Leap, waves,of England !   Boastful be������������������  And fling defiance in the,blast,  For earth is envious of the Sea  Which  shelters. England's dead   at  last.  Serbian Relief  An Appeal  Seing  Made to Assist  the  Families   of  Destitute  Serbians  For Preserving, Use  One-third "Lily White" to two-  thirds Sugai, by weight.  "Lily White" Corn Syrup prevents fermentation and mold���������  brings out the natural flavour of  fruits and berries���������and makes  much more delicious Preserves,  Jams and Jellies than you can  make with all sugar.  In 2.5. 10 and 20 pound tins  ���������at all dealers.  THE CANADA STARCH CO. LIMITED.  MONTREAL. 278  Whom to Trust  Paper     Recognizes the  That Can be Trusted  Nation  Great Britain is credited with having built a warship, which for con-  tiiv.'iiici-s in death-dealing power is  s' terribie that the vessel has been  named FT. S. Outrageous. The story  emanates from a correspondent of the  New York Times.  Chronic Skin Disorders  Now Overcome Quickly  There is no hope of getting rid of  disfiguring skin blemishes until the  bLood is purged of every trace of unclean matter.  Wonderful results follow the use of  Dr. Hamilton's Pills which provide  the blood with the elements it needs  to  become rich  and  red.  Quickly indeed the blood is brought  to normal strength, is filled with nutrition, is given power to drive out of  the system the humors that cause  rashes, pimples, pasty complexion and  kindred ills. Don't delay. Get Hamilton's Pills to-day; they go to work at  once and give prompt results. Mild,  efficient, safe for men and women or  children. Get a 25c. box to-day from  anv dealer.  The   Inevitable  The Germans had taken New York;  for, three clays the soldiers of the kaiser guarded the streets; the city was  at a"standstill.  The American army had dug in  somewhere in Jersey, when the Crown  Prince, with a party of his officers'.  visited  Wall street.  Two hours later American brokers  held a controlling interest in th:- German Occupation Corporation Preferred, unci the country was safe.���������  Life, New York.  A Frenchman was being shown  London. On passing Exeter Hall he  saw a number of men coming out with  blue  ribbons on   their  coats.  "Dear me," he said to . his friend,  "what's the meaning of those ribbons?"  "Well,"  said  his host  "that means  Heart, Failinp ZUmorjK   Prico $1 per box. six j that   these   men   do   not   touch   mtoxi-  forSS.    One will please, sis will euro.   Sold by all | cati I1*X drink."  drngis'sta or mailed in plaia pks. on receipt, of  Sirico.  Anoprimpfilrtinaileil free. THE W0023  ������ED!C!Nai CO., TC80NT0. CNT.   (Ftrcoil/K/bilsjrJ  A candidate for nvieiion In France  Is subjected to Revere tests. He is  submitted to violent find unexpected  shocks, such as. tho sudden explosion  of flashhlight powder, a revolver shot,  or a douche of ice water and similar  unpleasantnesses.. A tambour registers, under these conditions., the  degree to which his hand trembles.  Naverre, strange to say, was about  the most sensitive candidate that  came before the Aviation School, and  now he is the most daring and successful.  , "Ah/' said the Frenchman, "if I  wore, a ribbon for every wrong thing  T don't do you wouldn't see my coat  at all !"  So 'many demands have been made  on public generosity as a result of  the war that there might be hesitancy in presenting another if the  needs were not so great. v The Canadian public have met all demands  nobly, but it is still safe .to say that  those who arc staying, at home in  peace are contributing- very much less  than those who have gone to fight  for the cause oE human liberty. Compared with some of the unfortunate  countries of Europe, Canada scarcely  knows she is at war.  One of the most unfortunate of the  little nations, in whose cause our  Empire has taken up this great fight,  is Serbia. It was the spirit of the  Serbian people, which refused to abase  itself before Austria and Germany,  that was used as a pretext by those  nations for this war. anel Serbia has  suffered for her liberty perhaps even  more than Belgium, although the distress of the Serbian people has not  been so prominently before the Canadian public.  The recent visit of Mrs. Pankhurst  fo Calgary resulted in the organization of a branch of the Canadian Serbian Relief Society with Mr. ,T. S.  Dennis, Assistant to the President  of the Canadian Pacific Railway, as  president and Rev. Cox Clarke of  Calgary, secretary treasurer. A committee of prominent men and women  complete the organization, and an appeal is now made for funds to assist  the families of our desitiute allies in  Serbia. Contributions may be made  in goods but cash is preferred as it  can be forwarded more quickly and  gives more immediate relief.  The need is very great and it is  felt that this appeal will not fall unheeded by the people of Alberta. Already some substantial contributions  have been received, and others, sent  either to Mr. Dennis or to Rev. Cox  Clarke, 509 ISth. Ave., West. Calgary,  will be promptly acknowledged arid  at once placed in the way of assisting  a. noble people who are reduced to  destitution by the ravages of  war.  Minard's   Liniment   Cures   Distemper.  The Charcoal Business  Under a pile of sort sods, rich old  limber burnt slowly, relentlessly. Near  by, from an old cottage' hidden" in the  very heart of the Now Forest, came  an old woman to look to her charcoal-  making. Brown-faced from long exposure to the sun and rain, she was  proudly conscious of the fact that,  with two other families, she had helped to revive one of the old-time industries of the forest.  Hundreds of years ago the womenfolk of the foresters made charcoal.  But with the progress of civilization  the work was given up.' The secret  remained only with three families,  who handed it down to the descendants, who. since the outbreak of w'p.r. I  have revived the industry.���������London |  Chronicle.  Many  Uses for Air  ���������Compressed air is put to a great  many uses in up-to-date mechanics.  Among these are keeping cutting  tools cool while working, blowing dirt  and dust from machinery, removing  lint from textile mills, raising the  nap of heavy '��������� fabrics, finishing silk  ribbons, .polishing metal, forcing the  water out of boiler tubes, testing piping for leaks, drying newly coopered  barrels, drying yarn after ��������� dying,  mixing paints and varnishes, blowing  factory whistles, making a room fly  proof by a curtain of rushing air at  the entrance, through which no winged thing can pass, and driving ma-  mine screws and nuts.  Minard's   Liniment   Cures   Diptheria.  "I caught the street car conductor  who owes me money on the car'platform last night."  "Did iou get your n'noy?"  "No;   he  did   the   same    thing  other creditors do."  "What's   that?"  "Put  me off."  my  Book ham���������Did Sibley's uncle remember him when he made his will?  Hobbs���������Must have done! Pie didn't  leave him  anything.  The Czar of Russia has presented  the British Foreign Sailors Society  with $25,000.  Nearly all children are subject to  worms, and many are born with them.  Spare them -suffering by using Mother  Graves' Worm Exterminator, the best  remedy of the kind that can be had.  "Perfidious,Albion" has long been  the exclamation on the tip of the  tongue_in .continental .Europe -when  Great Britain "was 'mentioned. ~ Per:  fidy in -this war, however, has not  been the characteristic of British mc--  thods. Great Britain has not invaded  'helpless neutral States which ��������� she  has sworn to protect. Great Britain  has not broken her pledges to maintain certain definite standards of  humanity in naval warfare. Great  Britain has not sent spies and bomb-  plotters to destroy America and  poison Americanism. "Perfidious"  fits another nation better than "Albion. Tt may be important for us to  know in the next few months which  European nation wo can trust. Many  Americans say that all alike are unworthy of our confidence. -However,  this deliberately ignores the facts.  Three thousand miles of unfortified  American border stand as a silent,  witness for the good faith of one  European country. We have trusti d  her for over one hundred~years. We  are' trusting her this very minute-  trusting her"to respect our rights and  her own treaties, without a gun or a  fort to back up our reliance upon" the  moral law. Canada is a <rreat country at war. But whether victorious or  defeated, we have no fear that she  will" transgress our richts. We know-  that for Great Britain at least our  helplessness will under no conditions  prove an excuse for invasion. Unlike  Belgium, we have a neighbor that we"  know we can trust.���������From , Puck.  New York. '  The United Church  Union Should  Result in  Much Wa]  of    Effort ��������� and    Funds    Being Avoided (  it /  Now that the General Assemblyv  the 'Presbyterian - Churchy has -Votf  in favor of, Church Union-by" a' nl  jority of- 4 to 1, the last obstacle J  the consummation . of that id*������;  ���������would appear to have' been removrj  The other two bodies, who are to.cbij  into the .union are the Congregatiq  alists and "the Methodists. - The Bi)  tists which have a close communirj  could not see their way to join hats  with the others, and the Anglicaj  have held aloof for .the principal rrt  son, apparently, that they wish to'f  tain the episcopacy. " f.  The three bodies which .will nij  unite, consist; according to the latl,  census figures, of-23,442 Congregatic'  alists, 91G;88G Methodists, and -84  442 Presbyterians', making a' total J  1,787:621, as compared with ' 681.^  Anglicans', 318,005 Baptists and 2,22f  600 Roman Catholics.' This will maj  a. strong church," and one capable  undertaking, lo the best possible, ir,  vantage, the pressing religious .un  which is waiting to be done, particJ  larly ' throughout the West. . MuJ  waste v of effort and of funds will >  avoided, and the United Church ,t  Canada will undoubtedly ,ina'ugui\*l  "at the very outset an era of aggressi:  Christianity in the Dominion. It y&  become the Church militant.1-Monti  al Herald-Telegraph., ...'.{  v The   Duke's Courtesy   '  It was just like that fine old soldier, I ic-ld Marshal the Duke oi' Con-  naugrt, when he was- reviewing tho  troops in a heavy downpour of rain  at Niagara camp and saw that officers and men alike were wet through,  to pull off his own raincoat anel allow  himself to be soaked.���������Hamilton  Herald.  Germany Admits Thinning of Troops  According to the statement of the  President of the Imperial Grain Board,  as quoted in a despatch from Amsterdam, "to Germany's reserve of 400,-  000 tons of grain must be added 80,000  tons representing ,the decreased, consumption of the Army!"  Heretofore Germany has not been  unmindful of the old military maxim  that "air army marches on its stomach"���������that fighting and feeding go  hand in hand. There must be a great  reduction in the number of those who  have hitherto consumed the rations,  and it is only by such an admission  from this tin-military source that some  people- in Germany have been made to  realize for the first time how critical  the war is becoming to Germany, o-er-  rnaiiy does not publish totals of her  losses.  Van Dusen (at Van Rock's country  seat)���������Mr. Van Rock, I love the very  ground your daughter walks on!  Van Rock���������Well, it's for sale if you  have the price.  State of Ohio. City of Toledo,  I.ucas County, ss.  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is senior  partner of the firm of K. J. Cheney & Co., doinir  business in the City of Toledo. County and State  aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of  ONE KONDRUD DOr,r,ARS for each and every  case of Catarrh that-cannot be cured by the use  of KAU'S CATARRH C0R������.  ���������      KRANKJ.CHENBV.  Sworn   to before   me   and   subscribed* in  my  presence, this 6Ui day of December, A.D. 1886.  A. W. Cr.EASON,  (Seat.) Notary Public.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and  nets throusrh the Blood on the Mucous Surface)  of the System.    Send for testimonials, free.  }���������-. J. CHI'NEY & CO.. Toledo*- O.  Sold by all diuirsrisU.'7S<-.  Uall's l'Hinily Pills for coustipation.  HEALTHY BABIES      .  ^   SLEEP WELL AT'NIGKI  A well child sleeps well and durij  its waking hours  is  never cross  always   happy   and   laughing/     It  only the sickly child that is cross a<j  peevish.   Mothers, if your children  not sleep well; if they are cross aj  cry a great deal give them Baby's 0\.  Tablets and they will soon be well tft'l  happy again.    Concerning the Tab\<p  Mrs. Chas. Diotte,  North Tcmascaii  ing,   Que.,   writes:���������"My    baby     wjR  greatly troubled-with constipation a������|  cried night and day.     I began givi.)  her Baby's Own Tablets and now slj,  is fat and healthy and sleeps well y  night." The Tablets are sold by mcc3  cine dealers or by ihail at 25 centsT  box, from The Dr. Williams 'Medictr;  Co.. Brockville. Ont.  Edmonton, with u population of  07,000 has sent 17,000 men to join the  colors.  First Woman (angrily)���������Your Johnny gave my Willie the measles.  Second Woman���������No such ' thing!  Your Willie came over where my  Johnny was and took 'em.  Nine provinces in China have declared their independence, representing a population of 161,030,000, which  may mark the beginning of the disintegration of that  republic.  Among tho. many decorations. Admiral Beatty has one from the Present Sultan, given to him in recognition of that potentate's admiration  for his bravery during the Kitchener-  Nile Expedition. "Fighting Beatty,"  us he is now named by the Fleet, received his promotion to the rank of  vice-admiral over the heads of 395  officers, who were his superiors in  point of length of service.  W.      N.  U.  1914  Assisant���������Do the shoes fit. madam?"  Madam���������Oh,  yes,  they fit  me   perfectly;   but   they   hurt   mii   terribly  when I try to walk.���������London Opiniou.  Brute Strength vs. Scientific Dafence  During the fiercest- attack by the  Germans upon Fort Vaux it is computed that they expended shells at  the rate of 300,000 per day. The enemy used a division from the Seventh  Corps of Reserves to rush the French  from one position, and that division  was practically wiped  out.  An officer, describing the carnage,  says: "The Crown Prince simply shovelled men into the furnace of'deatli,  and the French only gave ground to  modify their line and save valuable  men, who could be relied unon to  come back when the Germans took  up a position that would be made untenable."  Archduke Frederick (Austria) was  taking lunch at ^Lutsk at noon; in  the afternoon the* Russians took possession.  For-'Every SPORT.  Nights of Agony come in the train  of asthma. The victim cannot lie  down and sleep is driven from-his  brain. What grateful relief is the  immediate effect of Dr. J. D. Kellogg's  Asthma Remedy. It banishes the  frightful conditions, clears the passages, and enables the afflicted one to  again sleep as soundly and rest-fully  as a child. Insist on the genuine at  your nearby druggist.  For Memory's Sake  Calmly the young woman rustled  toward th glove counter and settled  herself in a chair. .   <      .  "Some four-button gloves, please!!"  she said to the obsequious server. "I  want two pairs of white suede, and���������"  Then for the first time she lifted her  eyes and saw his face. "Why," she  went on. in a puzzled voice, "haven't  I seen you somewhere?"  The young man leaned over Hie  counter and dropped his voice to a  breathless.whisper as he replied:  "Oh, Mabel, d/->n't you rememb?r  last summer, when I saved your life  while bathing, and wo became engaged,  and���������"  "Yes, of course I do!!" said the  young woman, with a pleasant smile.  "And���������er���������you can make it. four  pairs of gloves, if you like.��������� London  Answers.  Tobacco Aids "Soldiers  The   beneficient, effects   of ' toba'cl  at the front were affirmed."by" the-Lai  cet  as  long ago  as 11870,    when    t'8  question was being discussed in col  nection with the Franco-Prussian w-f  'The soldier," it was said," "wear?./  with long marches and uncertain re?|  obtaining his food how and    when I]  can, with his-nervous system alwa(  in a state of tension from the dangc-jjjl  and excitement  he  encounters, fiii'/J  that his cigar or pipe enables him (j  sustain     fatigue     with     comparativj  equanimity.    For  the  wounded  it ',���������  probable that tobacco has slight an]  dyne and narcotic properties that e/  able the sufferer to sustain  pain hc'(  ter during the day, and to obtain sle-l.  during the night."���������From the Londe  Chronicle. ' :   . ,  It   Rubs   Pain   Away.���������There   is  liniment so efficacious in overcomi*  pain as Dr. 'Thomas' Electric Oil. Tl  hand that, rubs it in rubs,: the .pa-  away and on this account there is" i  preparation that stands so' high  public esteem. There is" no sun  pain-killer procurable, as thousa.ru  can attest w|io have used it suece;  fully in treating many ailments.  I  His   Own   Handicap ?  Mabel���������Do you know anything aboi*  Tom Higsby? ". !  Arthur���������Why, Higsby is my Cirj  cousin!  Mabel���������I know that, but is he lU  right otherwise?���������Boston  Globe.  "Do/you ever worrv old man?"  "Never.";        '  "How do you work it?"  "In the daytime I'm too busy ari  at night I'm too sleepy." (  ������  Sold by ell *^oo^ Shoe Dealers  -,    y&W n*esn*bes������  oTtfaeT&maly.     . \nl  A postcard from a prisoner of war in  Germany, which h*vs been received at  Warwick, Eng., was addressed to 'Mr  W. E. R. Starving, care of Mr. ,"  the father of the man. The German  censor evidently thought the pathetic  plea was the name of an Englishman,  and passed it.  l$tgtl<l^tm!*>Hm>mimimiimm������mm  EW^tygfWtaKM ^^MJETOSjfWSW^J^  BSSSBga  mmmmmmosBssssx  I ���������   ",<'���������-   'if.'";i,."������7-Jt,jiVS'=*A3!l  ������=  THE     GAZETTE.     HEDLEY,     B.     C.  INSIDE TRUTH ABOUT SOME  F GERMANY'S PEACE MOVEMENT  NECESSARY   PEACE   OF  SOME KIND  BE  SECURED  fifVH Other Plans Failing, Germany is Now Sending Out Tons of  Literature to Neutral Countries in an Effort to Put the  .  ' Allies in a Wrong Light  t While the exuberant and, of course,  inwai ranted demonstration in Ger-  nany over the naval engagement in  re Skageriak may, for the moment,  ilence the cry which the world has  jMened to of lato for peace according  ,) German dictation, it is safe to haz-  d the statement that it is- only a  irestion of a few weeks, if not days,  -ien that cry will be repeated' with  >w emphasis.  The fact of the matter is that the  rces Ipehind Germany's persistent ef-  jit to promote discussion on the  "abject are far too potent to be over-  lime by the clamor-of ultra-patiiots  the German parliament.  be accepted as signs that,Great Britain will' not be without a reply to  this "peace" attack by her enemies.  >:isle'\    It is not only subject to a  Iigorous    censoisliip;    it  is   muzzled  I;' the decree of the hour, a syndicate  .diplomatic    and commercial mag-  Hates.    They   are  but echoes  of  the  iperial ' chancellor; and    he, is the  jyvant,  very -largely, of  the' bank?rs  " Berlin, the Rothschilds of Vienna.  J?err   Ballin,   and., the  Burgoraeistei s  Hambuig and Bremen..   '    " '. *  ]These "all represent interests' "that  Bive.made their will a,higher law in  Sie councils'of. state. * .  \Al their representation thrccmontns  J*o it was decided that a powerful  Sjiid special organization - should be  rented to co-operate with--the diplomatic efforts of the imperial chanccl-  fr to bring about a peace" favorable  )> the present standing of German  firms. -  j They showed that unless peace could  Getting Through the Wire  The   Entanglements   of   Wire   Cutting  is Described  An officer gives this vivid description of his experiences:  "We could not find a place to get  through the wire, and had just lo  take "pot luck" and go straight for  it, though we knew wo had to struggle and fight our way through an  entanglement of from fifteen" to thirty  Hi?..00??1?!1 .?T?SSJs "^."f <_wnffeet.' made  of wire  interwoven   in a  most evil mesh. However, we struggled on as best we could, helping each  other, and after what seemed an  eternity broke through with many  cute and scratches, but lost nothing  except a few pieces' -of coats and  breeches. *  "Our* difficulties then increased.  Having turned round so many times  -to get ".through the wire, ��������� we ciould  not "hit on'" the direction of our own  trenches for a ' few moments, arid  had to lie. down for some little time  watching the flare- lights going, up  before we were satisfied by some  outstanding object of the way we nad  to go. and then it was not many moments before we ' were at our a.wn  barbed wire.  "Here,   again, , we"   had    difficulty  finding a passage through, which was  ,  ,   ,       ,, ; ,.    .rendered  all the more Irving,by  the  b secured before the   autumn,    the   constant whizzing of the bullets from  enemy machine guns about our ears.  "So, we crawled along again in  front of the wire, hoping to find an  entrance, when'all-at once all three  of us 'went headlong into a deep cutting filled with water.  "It was a deep sap that had been  cut out and cleverly covered with  branches and twigs, so that, .it, was  not discernible from the ground and  was about nine feet down, but although we got a good ducking wc  managed to get, under the entanglements, and back into our own trendies." ���������   *  High Prices for Irish,Cattle  Irish Farmer is Profiting by the High  War Prices  >  The war has brought to  the    Irish  farmer  "abounding  agricultural prosper ity,"   says   the   Vice-President   of  the   Irish   Agricultural   Department.  The pnees" for Irish cattle, have risen  to  a very high level.    For Irish bullocks in  good  condition  as  much   as  $280  has   been   paid   within   the  past  month.    An   average  price  for  some  time past has been $150.   Owing chiefly  to  the requirements  of  the  army,  fat cattle are in enormous    demand,  and record prices have been    reached  on the English market.   A rare abundance of grass in the fattening districts  of  England  has  led  lo   an  abnormal  demand   for   Iiish   stores,   for   which  the English farmeis are paying exceptionally   high   prices.     Owing   to   restricted   facilities   for   shipping,   Ihe  Irish breeder is able to dictate prices.  It   is   an   interesting   fact    not   generally   known   that "the   Irish*    Bul-  luck    sells    in    the    English      mir-  ket    at    a higher    figure    than    the  English   animal,   owing   fo   the   great  care  bestowed   by  (he  Irish   breeders  on   the   selection  of  stool?.    The  demand is so keen that advanced stores  have recently been offered .in the'fat  stock' sale-iin*rs.   Irish farmers would  ual monarchy would collapse.  , The bankers of Berlin declared that  nolher b'ig war-   loan would compel  hem   to  issue ' a perfectly  fallacious  Kaper currency.  ) Herr Ballin. perhaps the first civil-  ���������m in the land and head of the North  ixcrman  Lloyd   Steamship   'company,  long    with    Ihe gentlemen    already  timed,    told  the kaiser with   brutal  ���������/ ankness that but for the aid given  [ly'the federal  government  to  Hamburg, and Bremen, those cities would  avo been on the verge of starvation  last 'January.    Germany largely lived  in her exports to Great Britain  and  he United States.     Instead, of $100,-  100,000 per month they were now bare-  iy receiving $1,000,000 per month.    .  ",  "Peace, by one way or another, must,  le said, be secured. -Verdun must, be  ubdued if it should co'-ffive hundred  ,housand men.   And'so on ad infhu-  irai and ad nauseum.  'Herr Ballin'is credited with having  nformed  the chancellor that it was  iselcss   to   dream 'any   longer   of   an  eastern conquest.     They must dispel  .hat vision and face an ultimate disin-  egration of Turkey.  As the outcome of" these and other  .onferences it was decided to concentrate upon a two-fold plan of campaign  " >r peace.   The methods may be sum-  ri/.ed    as  follows:      Diplomatically,  orermany    was   to aim   at detaching  laly from the allies. She was to offei  ,erms   to   Belgium,   including   an   in-  ilemnity and the destruction of forts  [in proximity to her border as an evi-  "ence of her good faith.  Her   trump   card,   however,   was  to  [settle the suhmatine controversy with  'the United  States,  and  then,  assuming  that the  Crown   Prince  had   nut  an end to the struggle on the Meuse to  solicit President Wilson to submit tentative peace terms to    Great  Brit.-'in  and France in particular, in the hope  'that they would be refused, and thereby enable Geimany to regain her prestige among the nations she had  unfortunately  estranged by her aggressiveness.  , Other moves were to be attempted,  and included assent to the Dardanelles  becoming an international waterway,  [.provided the sovereignty of Turlcy  was  maintained.  Then, what isnot generally known,  a new organization was formed under  the diiection of the notorious Wolff  [iPiess Bureau to agitate along these  lines in the United States. Spain, Holland, South America and Scandinavia  Tons of literature in these languages are already in piint, including  books with new "facts" as to the genesis of the war, magazine articles written as far as possible by well known  writers, professedly not too friendly  to German ideas, but well enough  sprinkled with disturbing argument  and statement to make the allies appear as if; fighting for a mere brute  conquest of the fatherland.' The, role  of Bryan with a mixture of Maxmillatr  Harden, was to be the model for these  writers.  A special staff of 200 men and women were selected for "special" work.  Two thousand local correspondents  were named. The list of these has  been seen. ,  Tha bankers' association is generally   credited  with having appropriated  tho funds necessary to meet the outlay required lo make the campaign a  ,, success.  Several well known publishers    are  alleged  to'have been  roped  into  ihe  effort,  and  one    in-particular shown  ^documents that will be annotated  by  ;,"cxperts"  and  made  to ��������� appear'-from ,  Itimc to time as "revelations"  of the  Imiachinalions of Great Britain. Above  Sniping  a   Recreation  A Canadian soldier tells of��������� his experience as a sniper.- "It is one way,"  he says, "among too few ways, of  breaking the' monotony of trench life  ditionsihad they not made the mistake  at '-the * beginning of the European  campaign of putting all their available  stock into <the market--at the smaller  prices then ruling. In the last four  months-of 1.914^'the Irish .farmers exported 278,786'head; as compared with  an .average for the. corresponding  .periods of the nrcvious five -vears of  144.569. ���������     ��������� "  \ There is another side of this picture,  that rjf' the poor consumers already  hard hit by the enormous advance, in  the cost of living. An appeal has  been issued for the observance of  meatless^das-s in order to-adjust the  balance between supply and demand,  but' this is not likely to be conceded  as a voluntary sacrifice' on the pait  of the more wealthy classes. Economic  laws may help somewhat, for the meat  bill is at present so prohibitive for  the poorer classes that the butcheis  of Belfast and other urban centres  have decided to close their shops on  certain days in the week. Another  aspect of the question, and one that  concerns ,this country, is the failure  of Canada to supply cattlei for the  British market at this time of pressing necessity. The British embargo on  Canadian live stock !s largely responsible for this state of affairs. "Canadian  stock raisers have, adapted themselves  to the changed conditions brought  about by the British embargo. Another  cause contributing to the shortaire of  cattle in Canada is iKo unrestricted  slaughter-of young female stock. These  blunders have robbed Canada and the  United Kingdom alike of the advantages of a' large export of Canadian  cattle at  a  most critical time.-     The  Bravery Rewarded  London Street Waif Honored by Russian Government  - An orphan lad. brought up by one  of the Poor Law Institutions of London, England, has distinguished himself in the service of his country. '  Alfred Doe, the surname shows  that his parentage was doubtful, is  only sixteen years of age, and when  fourteen he was handed over to the  navy for scouting purposes along Ihe  East coast, he was considered scarcely  up to the standard of health required.  But his solicitations lo "do something" were so manifestly sincere 'hat  the objection was waived, and his  chance   came.  He was sent to Lowestoft and  placed on" board a trawler. The  trawler had the misfortune to strike  a mine and was blown up. Young  Doe showed special presence of mind,  helped a sailor who was in danger  of drowning, and cheered older men  to hold on till relief came to the  trawler. He was patted on the back  for his gallantry and. showed some  consideration   on  reaching  land.  Since then he has been on mine-  sweeping. His gallantry and initiative were so conspicuous, -in tho  White  Sea  that the Russian  Govern  STATUS OF HOMESTEADERS ON  ACTIVE SEVICE IS MADE CLEAR  'A  '���������'? ���������)���������>'������<**���������?���������, I  - /~    '.rv?  ''������������i  AMPLE PROTECTION IS AFFORDED TO ABSENTEES  A Canadian Volunteer  Holding  a  Homestead  May Count His  Active Service as a Performance of Residence���������Should    '  He be Disabled May Receive Patent Forthwith  have benefited even more by war, cm-   ment   awarded   him   a   silver   medal,  which decoration  carries   with  it the  Order of St. Ann. - -  On reaching .Hull' the- naval officer,  at the .base-asked Doe what he  .would like as a reward for his service, and he replied. "A week round  about Cumberland Green, sir," which  is one of the historic landmarks ui  South London, near where'the lad  was born. The story, runs that Doe  was brought before the'old Poor Law  Guardians and "speechified" over.  Doe, however" once more showed his  devotion to the great cause by inducing a bunch of lads to volunteer  for what he calls the "best kind of  scavenger work out of London,"  mine-sweeping on the   North Sea!  There have been Innumerable inquiries at Ottawa as to the status of  homesteaders who have enlisted  for active service.' As there have been  many rulings by the department and  men from all parts of the Dominion  are interested in these various rulings  a summary is of interest.  The Dominion Lands Act as it stands  makes certain provision for military  service. Section 22 of the act provides that a Canadian volunteer hold  ing a homestead may count his active  military service as uterformance oi  residence. Section 23"of the act uro-  vides that any such volunteer who is  disabled by wounds or illness,    while  under the Dominion Land Act priof  to his enlistment. Bridge guards arc  treated   in   the   same   way.  Until recently protection could not  De granted to an unprotected proxy  entry and such entry had to be cancelled at the end of six months from  the date thereof as called for by the  regulations. Tn Ihe case of an unprotected proxy entry made before enlistment being cancelled for statutory  reasons, the land was to be 'reserved  from settlement during the continuance of the war. In the case of ihe  unprotected proxy entries made after  enlistment, no concessions tvore shown  and at the end of the six* months from  on active service, may receive patent   the date of entry the same was can  forthwith. I celled   and   tho  land   made   available  To supplement these provisions nrd-  i0T settlement  I   have    been   a   sniper.   -Sniping   is  an.Mher - way   to   break   the    terrible i temporary embargo on Iiish cattle bt-  i life.- I have spent'fore the war had a different and most  monotony of trench  a whole day in a tic, dir-clmg "t  that way the operations of the men  in  the trenches.  "The soldier at the front does three  times the amount of work at night  that he does in the daytime. In "ordinary trench "life the clay is quiet,  with little firing except that of the  machine guns; and few men arc  wounded or killed by day.  "Much of the fighting we did in  _the early morning before it was full  daylight. Every morning and every  evening we went through what we  called the *itand-fo movement ��������� u  movement of preparedness���������petting  ready to attack. We would keep at  the work two and even thiee hours,  awaiting,an attack."  unlooked for result, for it increased  enormously the stock of cattle in the  hands of Irish breeder?, who are now-  able to command war prices.���������Toronto  Globe.  Hungry in Germany  A committee has been formed in  New Yoik to appeal for subscriptions  for the suffering women and children  of Germany who are described in the  prospectus printed in many of the  leading newspapers as hungry and in  want of clothing This is a strunce  appeal in view of the claims that there  is no.scarcity of food in Germany and  the fact that it is promoted by leading German-Ameiicans arid others favorable to the central powers is significant. But it will be-difficult to  reconcile this appeal with the attitude adopted by the Teutons when  conditions have been rcveised.���������Ottawa  Citizen.  That 500,000 Promise  The situation, as The Journal views  it, is this: Canada stands pledged to  the Empire for 500,000 men. When we  gave that pledge we intended the Em  pire and our allies lo understand that  we proposed raising, equipping and  placing in the shoitest possible time  where they would be most needed  against the foe 500,000 men. How are  we getting along? At the late of our  May enlistment���������not to speak of a  probable gi eater falling off m June  ���������we will not have 500,000 men recruited until May. 1017; and as it takes at  least eight months to tiansform a civilian into a soldier fit to enter the  trenches some of these thousands of  them would not be effective until some  time in 19IS. This is manifestly not  the way to keep up our woik. It was  not what we implied when we piomi=-  ed 500,000 men ���������Ottawa Journal.  The Jutland Naval Fight  Beatty  Was   Hunting Auxiliary  Cruis:  ers When   he  Found the Ger-  man Fleet  A remarkable version of the Jutland naval battle was told recently by  the officers of the Cunarder Andania,  which recently ai rived in New York,  lrom London.  According to their story the battle  was purely accidental. It occurred  while the battle cruiser squadron of  Admiral Sir David Beatty was hunting for six auxiliary cruisers which  the British Admiralty Intelligence Department had learned were making a  dash for the Atlantic by way of Iceland.  ; During this search Beatty's squadron encountered . the German" battle-  cruiser squadron, and engaged it. The  battle then' took place on the course  that, had previously been reported, the  ������������������catch for the auxiliary cruisers being abandoned.  The Andania's officers declared that  after Beatty had wirelessed, for 'Admiral Jellicoe he sent word to the Admiralty thi't he was heavily engaged  and had abandoned search for "the  auxiliary squadron.  The Admiralty then sent out an armored ciuiser squadron of the second  line of defence, which discovered the  auxiliaries, and after a sharp fight  succeeded in sinking them.  No Shirkers in France  A French government return show =  the whole nation, men and women,  virtually given .ir- to the war. Out  of eveiy 20 Frenchmen six or seven  aie actually under arms cr engaged  in manufacturing munitions. The  unit of 20 is composed of the following': ".'"  1 Aged or infirm.  2 Small   children.  "2 Boysat school.  2 Young   men   under   military   age  either studying or working.  4 to 5 soldiers mobilied . .  1  to 2 men  working  in    munition  factories.  .") Engaged in agriculture.  "Uncalled   working men   or  clerks.  For National Registration  The western provinces are doing a  noble work for the empire in raising  hs wonderful crops. To get the maximum from the land the farmers are  crying as is the Empire, "men and  more men." Cities in the East, however, are loaded with young men .vho  are following a calling of nature that,  should it be curtailed. the Empire  would not suffer. Tn this respect we  agree with the Regina Leader when il  says that if, would be a national blunder to continue to recruit as in ihe  oast. National registration, with the  calling of the men in classes, would  draw heaviest on the thickly populated centres. The great, Empire saving  grain growing industry of the West,  will-then-be asked to do but her share.  Today she has done more.���������Medicine  Hat News.  lall, Holland was to become the centre  H-rif it has not already become so���������of  new movement.for sowing discord  ctweeri Great Britain and the United  ItatesTv'V :- ;.    '  |;So far the Berlin organizers are ���������sat-'  fied with the success attained. Of  ^j.urse, these arrangements are quite  smell known-to the allies, and it may  |jpe ��������� assumed that they are not idle.  Ipitherto, however, Germany has reok-  ,|oned upon the adverseness of British  ^H^lomacy .t2_,utiiize. ihg. press for  Sounter-auackiiig her diplomacy. fTut  Ijttie fact Sir Edward Grey has just  [���������yen official cognizance to a press  ���������jjeVview, and that Arthur Balfour  d the same medium to set foith  British view on the blockade, may-  Taxes in  United  Kingdom  The coffee, cocoa and tea duties  levied .under the British war taxation  scheme have been readjusted so as to  secure uniformity of burden among  the users of the beverages made from  the articles'. .Coffee and cocoa are  to pay 4 1-2 pence, a pound and lea a  shilling a'. pound. These are heavy  rates of taxation, whether equitable  or not. The teetotaler is paying his  part of the war cost us well as the  fellow who drinks beer.-���������Montreal  Gazette. ...  "W'here do you intend to go this  summer?" "I'm going to ".stay, at  home/' replied Mr. Dustin Stax. "My  family's going away, and I'm going  to 'embrace the opportunity to-sit in  my shirt-sleeves and smoke cigars iu  the best rooms in the house."���������-Washington  Star.  Canada's I important Tasik  The thousands, of Canadians who  have lost those near end dear to them  in the defence of Ypres salient, will  be comforted by Sir Robert Borden's  statement that the position is important and that it is not held merely as  a.mallei- of obstinacy. The truth is  that the Ypres salient, is the key to  Calais. Canada is honored in that  her soldier sons are entrusted with  the defence of a vital part of the British front the abandonment of which  would greatly encourage the enemy  and dishearten the. Allies.���������Toronto  Globe. ;  Crush Germans  France Issues 4th Volume on German  Atrocities of War  The French government has issued  the fourth volume of the report c>{  the commission for investigation acts  committed by the enemy contrary to  the law of nations. The report is very-  voluminous, consist-- ig of 250 page's  with pictures of spreading bullets, saw  edge bayonets, and wounds made by  such weaponns. Extended affidavites  are given under four heads:  First, the placing of prisoners as a  shield before the troops; second, the  use of arms prohibited by international convention; third, "massacre ef  prisoners and wounded;" fourth,  firing on ambulance and sanitarv-  corps.  The affidavits recite details in a  great number of cases in which  atrocities'are said to have been committed.  India's  Jewels  India    exports  "Ah ! A package of old love letters  tied sound with a faded pink ribbon.  I could shed tears at the sight of  them." "Piffle! For true pathos nothing -surpasses a bundle of cancelled  cheques."  An absent, minded clerk in a San  Francisco sporting goods house recently cost the firm a good customer.  The buyer asjked to see some dog collars, selected one and paid for it  Right there the absent minded one  spoiled it by asking: "Shall I wrap  it, up and send it, or will you wear  it?"'  Though India exports $5,500,000  worth of jewels annually, she is still  Miprcmc in the world as the jewel  storehouse for all nations. .Diamonds,  rubies, sapphires, tourmaline, garnat!  and many kinds of rare chalcdony  are mined throughout her many, provinces. Rubies "are principally'rnined  in Upper    Burma. "  One ruby of sevenfy-fiive carats,  taken out, a few years ago, was  valued at $100,000, sapphires are  mined in Kashmir, hat the mines,  after having been worked 'or ovo.-  900 years, are now said to be giving  out! through the yellow, white, blue,  and green varieties are extensively  found in the ruby-bearing gravels ii,  Burma. Garnets for.n a valuable trad'  in Kishangal'h while li rge quartf.ititles of turquoise o.vma from Sikki.'.i I  and Tibet, .those from the latter  country being har.L'i- and of dark .-i  and more .liquid lustre, and ria-.iiig  greater value.  ers-in-council were passe'd in Maj* and  September of 1915 providing that when  an entrant had been killed on active  service patent might be issued in his  name without calling upon the heirs to  perform any further-settlement duties  and without requiring a formal apph  cation for patent or the filing jf let  lers cf administration. The nater.:  when issued will be forwarded to the  "���������'giffiar for the district-in which ihe  land *s situated and it would then r> st  ���������Mill flu heirs to obtain the nec-ss.-uv  auth.^iity'from the courts to de..l with  the land.  Shortly after the outbreak of war  there arose the question of extending  the same -privileges to British- and  foreign reservists. In May. 1915, an  oider was passed authorizing this action. The wording of this order he-  ing somewhat ambiguous and a question of its interpietation having been  raised an amending order was passed  in September of the same year. This  authoiized not only that all privileges  conferred to Canadian soldiers should  be extended to all reservists fighting  on the side of Great Britain and the  Allies of Great Britain, but that patent might be issued to disabled soldiers without calling for the performance of any further duties and without  requiring an application for patent  and also providing for the issue of  patent in the name of a deceased alien  entrant without requiring any ���������further  duties o1- the making of a formal application for patent or the filing of  letters of administration. These ciders were extended so as to grant the  same concessions to the naval service  as to the military service.  The question 'has arisen of a man  taking out a homestead entry 'the day  he enlisted or after he had enlisted.  In Hie case of a certain British reservist who secured a homestead entry  on the same' day he was called to  the colors he has been given the same  privileges as men who had homesteads  when they enlisted. However. Hon.  Dr. Roche, minister of the interior,  has ruled that persons who secured  entry after enlistment or after the  date of their recall to the colors will  only be granted protection during the  term of their military service and wih  not further paiticipate in the benefits  of the order-in-council. Under a ruling  of May' 13, 1916. wheie, the entry is  made after enlistment and the ho.ne-  steader is killed in action the legal  representatives will be expected to  complete the duties, other_ than residence, in the same way as in ordinarv  case-  ->\  homestead entry.  The question of protection for men  enlisting in the Royal North West  Mounted Police arose. Early in the  war instructions weie given that the  entries of persons enlisting in the  police for one year misht be protected  during that period. It was later decided to continue this protection fur  the duration of the war as the "police  were in many ways on active service.  Members of the police force do not  get the benefit of clause 22 of the act  providing that time spent in a Canadian force may be counted as residence. Th'ey will later have to do  homestead duties In September. VVM.  instructions were given that a nurse  who held an entry and she had volunteered for service with the" Canadian  contingent was to be granted protection during her absence on hospital  service.  Recent  orders hav������s  amended  these  regulations.     Instructions   have' been  issued  that all  existing proxy entries ,  made by volunteers "are to te protected*"  from   cancellation   provided--the   tact  of   active   military   service   is   made  known   to  the.  agent  in time  to'prevent cancellation under-the ordinary  *  proxy  regulations. ' '    .,        *  '  ~'H  ���������Vil  Holding the Craters  Every  <>m  Shells   Were  , Exploding  Square xYard  A Canadian officer in one~ of the  Western Batty lions,' details some 'of  his experiences' in connection' with  one of his heaviest bombardments "at  St. Eloi: ,-f"^1*^!^  "As  an   example of^juman^eri'ar'  anee. how is this?   After'tfTe^^Sgl  this   crater   business   was   ovgr-V-trxaf'  is  to  say,  after four  days'  bomfe!  ment   and   wc   were   relieved, 'alto-'  gether   nine   days   after  this���������one   of  our   fellows   was   picked   up-outside  Lhe    lip  of  one  of the  craters.   ' He  was  wounded   in  the  thiah,   and' *-as   '  delirious; today J suppose   he     is'-'n   ' '  England   and   doing   well.     It   would '*'-  be hard to believe, but I know it was .���������>  so  "Just now, as I am writing, it is a    -'  lovely day; no sound of guns no Red     '  Cross motors and the band is playin^'   -  and   the   fust   line  trenches,   for   the  time being, are a thing of   the pant  crater we weio on top of a lixlle-hiiL  crater we were ontop of a-little hill,  and could look down- on the bombard-    ,  ment.   which   was  again  very fierce..  It   was   a   wonderful   sight,   hut   one  hardly hkes fo call it such when you  think   of   what   the   poor   devils   are  going thrpugh for a space of about 30  acres. .        .    -v.' ^  -  ,v     _*., ��������� -    .x >���������-'-  Shone   seem'to   be' exploding  ������ onhx-  LV.'^ft  Shell*-  every square yard, and for four honxs  I do not think the air was clear o*  earth which was blown up 100 feet  or more with each explosion. Tho  fellows that relieved ua had seen a  similar sight when we were holding  the craters and they thought that a  rat could not have lived tiirough it. We  had the same impression."  A  Profound   Mistake  It is a profound mistake to sup*  pose that the progress of modern industrial Germany was imposed on  her from above by a competent  bureaucracy. The bureaucracy did  much for her, but, if, was able to organize because it had to deal with a  public intelligent enough and schooled enough to demand organization.  The new economic development, did  not come from a raw nation. It  'v rang from a people which in  dreams dnd in poverl,-,- had cultivated  a great deal of disinteiested 'earn-  inc, and made an educated middle-  class long before it aspired*to a share  in world trade. We shall diagnose our"  own case amiss, unless wo aim. not  mi-rely at the improvement of our  ttc-lmical training, but also at tho  raising of our whole standard of education.���������From the Nation. London.  A  Gallant  and   Hardy   Breed  It is hardly necessary lo emphasiza  the    dangerous     character    of   mine-  sweeping.    Tiawlers mid  driftcis,  being of moderate draught, have a certain advantage over ht-avier ships, for  they  can  often   pass  in  safety  above  mines which have heen laid at a cer-  tr'n "depth  to catch deeper riding victims.    On  the ever hand,   -the very  nature of their duty compels them to  spend  most of their time in mine-infested waters, and the appalling risks  .     ., .. .they run are too often  brought home  Another  question   which   arose   was   id  u? by the casualty  lists.    But the  On April 9. 1915. a ruling was given  that a settler who had made. .--ntry  after enlistment could only . bo protected for one year from the date ��������� oi  such entry, and that he was not entitled to the benefit of Section 22.  This has since been amended by allowing protection lo such parties. *  Molly, the new Irish girl, was one  of those heavy handed creatures who  was forever dropping ..or breaking  things. Hearing a crash of glassware  one "morning,, her mistress called in  a.resigned voice from the next room:  "Well. Molly, what are you doing  now?" "I ain't doin* nothin,' mum  It's done."  Named  to   Write   History  of War  The. Hon.   John  William Fortescue.  librarian at Windsor Castle, has been  appointed by the government to write  the official history of the war.  The Hon. John. William Fortescue  is the fifth son of.the third Earl Fortescue and was born in 1859 He has  been librarian a{ Windsor Castle  since 1905, and is the author, among  other publications of "History of the  British" Army,   1899-19.15."  "I forgot myself and spoke angrily  to my wife," remarked Mr. Meektori.  "Did she resent it?" "For a moment.  But Henrietta is a fair-minded woman. After she thought it over she  shook hands with mc and congiatu-  lated me on my bravery."  the status of munition workers. In  June. 1915. it was decided fo protect  the entries of nil homestead entrants  who engaged in the manufacture "of  munitions of war for the British '.*ov-  ernmerit or the Allies, provided satisfactory proof of employment for such  work was furnished. It was also decided that an applicant for inspection  who has enlisted is maintained in his  standing as applicant, for inspection,  until he returns, so that in the event,  of the entry being caneojled. the land  will be available for hini.      :  On July 7, 1915, instruction.*' were  given that Italian reservists were entitled to the same protection as Canadian volunteers./ In August of the  same vear. instructions were given for  the present to extend the same privileges to Hollanders and Swiss called  home on active service. If by any-  chance they should throw in their lot  with the Central powers, the privileges would, of course, be cancelled  Guards enlisting for service in detention camps in Canada are not regarded as entitled to the benefits of  the. various orders unless they have  enlisted unconditionally for active service anywhere after securing their  respective entries. Protection may be  granted where the persons serving as  guard had enten ��������������� for land or had  established a right in respect thereto  erstwhile fishermen who man these  boats are a gallant and hardy breed,  too-inured to the vicissitudes of wind  and weather to be much impressed  by the hidden and deadlier perils  that now lurk beneath the grey  waters.���������The Navy.  Sunday School Teacher���������Willie, you  may recite your lesson.    .  Willie���������And the children of Israel  arose and said unto the King, "O thoii  King,   live   forever -"  Sunday School Teacher (prompting)  ��������� .And   Willie (guessing)��������� And ' immediately  the Kitig lived forever.���������Harper's  Magazine.  The poet entered." "Glad to see  you've.accented that sonnet of mine."  the poet said, feverishly pushing back  his long hair. "I do hope it will be  widely read." "It's sure to be," sai.l  the editor. "It's, surv to be. I've placed it next to one of our most striking  ads."���������New   York  Tribune.  Warning to Soldiers  Soldiers whose physical disability  results from their own misconduct  are not to be eligible for pension .This  edict has gone forlh from Maj.-Gren.  Hughes, and is to be carried oat to  the letter. THE      GAZETTE,      HEDLEY,      B.      C.  r  IT SOUNDS as tho it might be a  secret, but it's- really not.   It refers  to   the   parasol   which  you  must carry this season if you wish to  be considered first among the smartly  dressed women.  The interesting notes  about parasols   are   their   wonderful   colorings,  their odd shapes and the manner in  which they repeat the important features of dress.  The green silk parasol carries out  this    last    statement    quite    prominently.   The green and yellow flowers  sprinkled over its surface repeat the  craze for embroidered dress' fabrics.  . The tucked-up sections and the full  ruffle finishing the edge of the parasol are other points which are fash-  . ionable in frocks this season.  For many years silk was considered  the most suitable material for a parasol, but this year chiffon is featured  extensively   for   the   purpose. G The  pale pink one would be a pretty complement  to   any  summery   frock   of  equal daintiness.   Do not fail to note  the use of garlands of flowers on this  particular sunshade.    The quilling of  ribbon which appears around the edge  . _,of-'~tKe'parasol gives it the touch that  makes it appropriate for a gown reflecting   the   fashions   of   the   early   ,  nineteenth century.  Quite an original touch is given the  light gray-blue sunshade by the use  of ostrich trimming. Even the crooked  handle is topped off with a bit of the-  feathery stuff.  Among the novelties is the canopy  style.    An exceedingly effective one ���������  ' is of dark blue" taffeta.   Red embroid-  ' ery -.nd red fringe are touches which  give the parasol dash.   A patriotic result is gained -by having a blue-and-  white handle which  carries itself in  the straightest manner possible.  The all-concealing sunshade is one  which any little coquette would like.  To carry out the spirit of coquetry  the  lavender   silk  is   sprinkled' with  bouquets of charming blue and pink  flowers. "   .......  From such an assortment you can  surely find one model which will  please you, protect you and throw a  soft glow over your entire costume.  Surely you cannot overlook .an acces- .  s.ory of dress which has such splendid  qualifications!  ' Os/r/cfi  3SS  jfoj2/Kbna&///idJc  i&gkt&%  Na(P\.:c/.*fis ���������   ������������������'    ���������  S  je  i .  /:  /.  m-  ��������� ���������.Jfil It* ���������   , ���������  % r ,.������������ ,y.' .t^  jgy   -    -������   i?  U  Icf?*.-/.',,!   ���������  L  ?  n:i  Ah  nmsmmmRasmpuw&VWtxra?  ���������'���������������������u"������^WIUWt������ll.������MBU^|(j|j)u^  ���������anrwl      mwiiMiiiiTMiimrii  '-���������-'-"������������������-���������-~nniiBiii8**gi'ir;     '"    *"  "'"'"        ' ' !      ������������������.������������������'������������������ -     ��������� THE      GAZETTE;     HEDLEY,      B..     C.  ��������� i-     ~ '     v- '-v,- <v\ >*��������� '  -**r  ''   ���������;    " '- ; i' *.. j5f  What/Russia is   r  Without Vodka  i      ��������� - j '  ���������:��������� ''  Beneficial Effects of a Sober Russia  Are Remarkable  A keen observer of conditions    in  France  has  declared  that   the    most  striking feature of the country is the  ijbsence of drunkenness.    In    Russia  a  most  remarkable    improvement, in  the social life and national spirit has  followed    the prohibition    of Vodka.  When war broke out vodka was    the  national "drink.  It contains  forty per  cent, of alcohol anil, its ravages    had  already led to a big temperance movement when war and the Czar's ukase  banished  the    fiery 'spirit    from   the  Empire.      The     government     faced  the tremendous    loss of revenue en-  itailed by prohibition, and their deci-  ['sion   has  been- wonderfully    justified  thy the revolutionizing of Russian life,  [especially in the small towns and villages.   At first it was decided to ap-  |ply prohibition to the period of mob-  lilizatjon only, but the gravity of the  [crisis with    which the country    was  {faced led to its extension  during the  >eriod of the war.   -What arc the rc-  Isults    in  Russia ' of    this     sweeping  ���������change in the drinking hbits -of    the  [people?  The change from national drunkenness to national sobriety has been so  [iraiked and its effect- have cut >so  [deeply into the life of the Russian  ^people that prohibition is likely to be  [permanent. Professor J. V. Simpson  [of.Edinburgh, /describing his expediences in "The Self-Discovery of -Rus-  fsia," a volume published by Constable, writes:-  -      ,   '.'.'    ',,  "'Every aspect of our 'village life  has' been changed/' said 'the leader of  [one of the prties'in' the Duma'to Mr.  .'Simpson. - 'Latterly the old men did  not'come to ihcvillagc assemblies bc-  [causc they were continually submitted  >to.insult by-the 'half-drunken ' men.  |Tlie women are enlhusiaslic;>no long-  >er are they-insulted or beaten. They  .receive, their husbands' wages now.  vThe chief of police in a district in the  Government of Moscow said to a  Ifriend of mine the other day, "The  conditions of-my service will have to  ibe,altered; I have had nothing lo do  for two months."' ,  The suicide rate has dropped    an'd  'rowdyism hs  practically disappeared.  The  change is  marked    in  industrial  life.      Employers of hibo1*  report increased  efficiency all round from  10  15'per cent.    The deposits in savings  ^banks  have    increased,   while    crime  has ' steadily decreased.    All- the official reports and statistics confirm the  good results that have directly followed   the   prohibition   of  vodka.     Beer  j.and wine are    still on sale    in some  municipalities,    and  there  is a dread  in   many   quarters   that,. if   permitted  . ,to -extend,  the  consumption of these  kmay, in time, replace vodka and men-  I'.acc  the .social  and  industrial  life  of  I'the  Empire which has    benefited so  ica'tly by the recent restrictions. At  present "public    opinion is not sufficiently    organized  to  deal  with    the  beer 'and wine problem,, as  the    consumption   .of.these    was     negligible  while.vodka    remained the    national  vdrink..v        ^ .    V .  ,-sTempcrance reformers in .Russia  place great reliance on the influence  of the Czar in determining the future  of the drink problem, as the question  of permanent prohibition is regarded -as bound up with the promises  made by- the Emperor. The expeii-  ment in Russia, as in France, proves  'hat, contrary to the old-time opinion,  a nation may be made sober by Act  r-f Parliament. Laws that help to correct the evil habits of a country and  give it an opportunity in a time -oi  great peril to play its part in the spirit that animates France and Russia  in this war justify the invasion of individual rights.���������Toronto    Globe.  Location Values  Good Roads and Proximity to a Market Sets the Price of Farm Values  Both city and country land values  are greatly influenced by location in  relation to population. A corner lot  where the largest number of people  pass every day is the most valuable  site for a business location. It is the  nearness to market that gives it this  high value���������the market coming to it  instead of the business having to go  to the market.  Out in the country the same influences are at work fixing land values.  That farm near to market is worth  more than one equally good far from  ���������.market.-. Distance is, not the only factor which decides location value. One  farm may be ten miles' from a good  market but on a paved road that with'  trucks, and autos, brings _the_ farm  ������������������and market close together- in time required to cover the distance, while  another farm may be four miles from  market with almost impassable clay  liills and muddy roads which make it  undesirable, and unsaleable.  In a study of 650 farms in Johnson  Coiurty, Missouri, the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station found  -that the 79 farms within two miles of  market had an average .value of $78.20  pT acre. The 126 farms that were  ���������four to six miles from market had an  average value of $60.90, while 113  farms from s;ix to eight miles  ��������� away averaged $58.20. There were  149 farms over eight miles from market and they averaged $55.90 per acre  -in value.     .  This sort of rating might do in a  territory'very similar in type and having the same kind of roads, but milc-  -agc distance should -be changed to a  time distance where one part has  paved roads and.another part muddy  dirt roads. Instead of rating a farm  ���������as so many miles from town, it would  be safe to rate it as so many minutes  from,town. This rating would apply  . equally.-well'to'the farms on paved  -l,ighways as to those on dirt roa*ds.  Distance has no value except as it  ��������� effects time.  A glance at the values as found by  ;the Station, show the value of good  roads. They immediately eliminate  ��������� distance, and values go up more than  enough to pay the paving tax.���������Successful Farming.  "Huilo. Tom! What's this T hear  ������ aboiit your having some labor-saving  9 'device?" "Tt's true, all right. I'm go-  it  ing to rnarry an heiress."  . ,,.   Menace of the Fly   ,  ,  .Swat  the  fly,  * But    Beware  of    the  i Dead Ones  -''The tendency at this'time of the  year of the health authorities in vari-  ous^cities of the middle west to offer  a premium of 10 cents a hundred for  dead' flies in connection with their  municipal clean-up campaigns brings  up for discussion an important question of sanitation and hygiene. If a  fly, alive, is a possible bearer of death  through the disease germs which it  carries on its body, how do children  swat the fly and then carefully preserve the decomposing bodies for the  coveted 10 cents a hundred escape infection through the same germs?  Apparently, through zeal in these  wars of extermination, those in authority have overlooked a most dangerous feature of the movement. Swat  the fly, of course, but burn him up  immediately because he is more filthy  dead than he ever could be aiive. Decomposition adds to the menace.  To instruct children to "swat flies"  and accumulate theni until they have  enough to bring in and collect 10  cents a hundred seems nothing short  of-a crime against modern sanitation.  It would'be a dangerous'.practice for  grown people who took every possible  precaution against infection ��������� but for  children to carry dead flies with their  hands and then perhaps handle food  without washing is almost certain to  spread every disease that flies are  known to carry.  The only possible way, from a sanitary" standpoint, in which flies could,  be caught and preserved for the estimating of. their 'number w,ould be on  a sheet of sticky fly,paper which embalms the flies- body .with - a glue  which prevents the germs from  spreading. This might add to,the difficulty "of estimating' the exact number but it would be near enough for  all practical purposes. A'nd it would  protect children from probable infection in the very disease, against which  the fly campaign is supposed to be  directed.  .  Testing Advertising  The .Newspaper is the, Best Medium  Through Which to Secure Results  In talking recently with a man who  has made a'large success as an advertising salesman in another place  this question was asked him:' "When  a merchant says it does not pay to  advertise, what do you tell him?"^  " "I'just ask him this: What proportion'of the population of this town  has been inside your store during the  past two montus?  "Very few merchants eve. claim  they have had 10 per cent, of the  population. Most of the non-advertisers would be glad to get one per  cent: A lot of them probably , get  only a small fraction of one per cent,  with' any regularity.       (>  "Then I say, how are all the rest  of the people going to>know about  your'-goods? How can. they 'tell  whether it would be for their advantage to patronize you or not? If you  have had good values at special bargains, how do they know about it?  A great many^pf them rarely or, never  pass your.store. The,great majority  that pass give you only a glance. You  are not getting .their business, having  done nothing to interest them.  "Then I go on to say there are  just three way's to get some of this  trade now sliping past them. They  can send around solicitors from door  to door, distributecirculars or handbills, or advertise in newspapers. The  newspaper notice is read carefully,  where the solicitor is summarily  turned down; and besides, advertising is twenty times cheaper than canvassing. And handbills are chucked  into the waste baskets, while newspapers are read. If you don't care to  use any of these methods, I tell them  most of the people of this town will  continue to pass you by without  knowing anything about your goods."  About the Knocker  One Instance in Which the Knocker  Got What Was Coming to Him  Do you know what we think is the  best story in the Bible? If may surprise you, but 'tis the one about  Noah and the flood. We 'say this  even in the face of educated folks  who turn up their noses and declare  tlic flood story a fake. You remember that Noah had to work a long  time on the ark. It was an uphill  business, too, at best, to go on sweating and toiling day after day in the  hot sun ��������� out there on.'dry land, while  the hammer and anvil club sat around  spitting tobacco juice on his boards,  whittling up his soft pine with old  jack-knives, and telling him what a  fool he was to expect a big rain in a  country that was too dry to grow  alfalfa. But he kept at" it:, finally the  flood came, and every mother's son  of the croakers was drowned. This  is the only instance *ve know of cither  in sacred or profane history where  the knocker got exactly what was  coming to him.  Emperor A Daylight Saver  Citizens of neutral countries who  have recently arrived in Rome from  Vienna state that Emperor Francis  Joseph was never so well in his life  as now. He is even a daylight saver,  according to these witnesses, for he  rises in the morning at 3 o'clock and  breakfasts at 4. If this correct it must  be that the aged Monarch thrives on  adversity and misfortune. He has had  more worries, domestic and political,  than usually fall to the lot of Sovereigns, and today his country is facing a crisis full of dire possibilities.  Millions of his subjects must be worrying about the outlook if he is not.4^���������  Montreal Gazette:  Larry Harris once upon a time in  an unguarded moment accompanied  some friends oh a yachting trip down  the coast, during which rough: weather  was encountered. Finally the genial  Larry was discovered hanging on ior  clear life with scarcely enough interest  remaining to care whether port was  made or not. "Feeling pretty sick, old  man, aren't you?" said the seasoned  salt, sympathetically.  "Sick?" he moaned. -Why, thous-i  ands have! died who were not half as j  sick as I am now."       ' ���������  It Pays to Stack Grain   -  Many Good Arguments in Favor of  ,   Grain Stacking, "  ' Looking more to the saving of labor  ,than to the saving of grain, many adhere to the plan of threshing from the  shock.. When everything works right,  shock threshing is all right, but too  often so many things come up that  cause delay that actually getting the  grain in the bin without loss and damage is a very uncertain proposition.  Shock threshing requires a great deal  of help while it lasts, but one good  thing about it is that it does not last  long. The field is cleared quickly and  can then be plowed; there are no  stacks to spoil because of poor stacking and none to be struck by lightning  and burned.  However much that may be said in  favor of threshing from the shock,  there still remains much to be said in  favor of stacking. Grain will do to  go into the stack much quicker than  it will to thresh. Consequently it often happens the entire acreage may  be safely stacked while waiting for it  to become dry enough to thresh, and  tnen, perhaps, along will come a series of rains that still further prolong  the time of threshing; in the meantime, grain in the stack is safe while  that in the shock becomes damaged  and partly spoiled. Except in a few  instances, shock threshing is a wailing game. If it does not rain too much  in the meantime, little is lost, but if  it does the loss may amount to considerable. Every breakdown, every  dew, every shower 'means a delay* in  the work,' and all this time the grain  in the shock'is subject .to loss if, a  loss has not actually 'occurred.  The help proposition is no; small  thing when threshing from-the shock.  A great many'teams'and men ' and  rack wagons are "needed1 to keep the  machine going when it does go, and  when, for any reason, it does not go  all this help is idle. A heavy dew, a  shower or some bother with the machinery means delay, yet the length  of this delay is so short that the help  cannot start any other work, either  for themselves or for the mai* on  whose farm the machine is located.  With the weather' ordinarily favorable, it is seldom that more than two-  thirds of the actual working time is  put in when shock threshing. The  other one-third is usually wasted.  S'ill another bad feature is having  to help back those who have helped  you. No matter how badly your corn  needs cultivation or how much you  would like to cut that clover or alfalfa, you must go and help the neighbor thresh, for he has_ helped you cr  is going to do so. It is a case of being on the job when the cylinder  starts,to hum. The man who has his  grain in the stack is able to wait,  without danger of loss if his stacking  is well done, until the need of field  work is not so urgent before thresh-~  ing, and then, when he does thresh,'  his grain having gone through the  "sweat" will be of better quality. "* It  usually takes quite, a loss, howeve.', to  convince the farmer who is in the  habit of threshing from the shock  that there really is something besides  "a sentimental practice of the past"  in grain stacking.���������H. H., in Success-^  ful" Farming. , * /"  Uniforms in the War  Various Uniforms Used by the Different Nations Engaged in the War  Every regiment engaged in the war  has exchanged its elaborate parade  uniform for a less conspicuous fighting garb, but all warring nations do  not clothe their troops in costumes so  plain as British khaki. The French  infantry wear a single breasted blue  tunic with a red collar, shoulder straps  and cutf flaps. Their trousers are red  and Ihe Ivttoms aie generally tucked  into ankle boots. Greatcoats of gray,  cut away from the waist to the knees,  complete the uniform of the French  foot soldier. The French cavalry are  even more elaborately attired than  the infantry. Over a uniform of red  trousers and a blue tunic they wear  heavy steel helmets with brass ornaments and a long, black horsetail  which drops almost on to their  shoulders.  Grey-green clcth is the standard  uniform for all the soldiers of the Italian Army, and it is rare to see anything but gray-green being worn even  in peace times The uniform worn by  Italy's finest troops, the "Alpini" and  "Bersaglieri" regiments, however, is  of a darker shade. In peace times  these latter regiments are distinguished by their broad brimmed hats adorned with immense Dlumes.  Green is the predominating color o'  the Russian uniforms, which are cut  in a very stylish fashion. The tunic  is double-breasted and knickerbockers, high black boots and a flat-topped  cap complete the outfit of the Czar's  foot soldiers. In severe weather, the  Russians wear heavy grayish-brown,  waterproof overcoats, which are lined  with sheepskin and possess a cape  which can be lifted so that it completely envelops the head. The Russian dragoons wear trousers of blue  gray, and a peaked cap. Footcloths  are substituted for socks in the Russian nimy.  The Cossacks rival the French in  the picturesqueness ot their uniforms.  They wear blue coats to the knees,  black riding boots and a cloth topped,  conical  lambskin  cap.  The German uniform is very drab,  and consists of bluish gray which so  blends with the landscape that troops  thus garbed are very difficult to detect at a distance. In cut, the uniform of the kaiser's troops resembles  that of the British costume. The German cavalry are more brightly garbed  than their comrades on, foot, for they  wear blue tunics, with' gray trousers  and. black leather helmets. The kaiser's hussars are noted for their gay  uniforms, which they cover with all  manner of metal ornaments, and they  wear fur busbies, gray trousers with  colored stripes and white pouch belts.  x\ustrian  foot  soldiers   wear  single-  breasted, dark blue tunics, trousers of  lighter    blue  and  hats of the    same (  shade  fashioned   like  the   kepi.���������Tit- j  Bits. ��������� j  Swat, the I?Iy  Cleanliness    and Drainage    Will Do  Away With Flies and  "*���������    Mosquitoes  . The place to swat the fly is in the  manure piles where they hatch. It  is the horse manure that does most  of the mischief. Spread it 'on the  fields every few days and flies will  be scarce around the premises. Have  fly traps around the porches. Keep  the garbage' pail emptied and the  privy vault screened or the contents  dusted with dry dust or ashes. Use  screened porches and windows. The  fly is a dangerous pest.  Mosquitoes hatch in the stagnant  pools, sloughs and mud holes. An  empty tomato can that was thrown  in the rubbish heap may catch a little  rain and soon hatch out thousands of  mosquitoes to annoy you. -A charge  of dynamite in the bottom of a stagnant -pool may open the ground so  water can escape. Dynamite the  "skeeters" into "Kingdom Come" if  you can't drain the pools with a little  hand spading. A thin film of kerosene or crude oil over the water of a  slough or pond will keep mosquitoes  from hatching. _Of course this renders  the water unfit to drink. In fact,  stock should not be compelled to  drink water so stagnant as will hatch  mosquitoes.  Cleanliness and drainage will do  away with flies and mosquitoes.  Germany's Dangerous Foe  Major Moraht Writes in the B_rlin  Tageblatt   His   Opinion, of'   ,  -   " Britain's Strength  At a former stage of the war, I once  wrote in .these columns that the firm  will of England would grow under  the ever-increasing stress of the war,  that the leaders of the British nation  .. well as the nation . itself would  manifest in their adaption to the war  qualities. which had hitherto been  slumbering and which would become  more and more like the German qualities as educated in former -wars. If  wc bear this in mind, and recall the  fact that en army of but 160,000 men  gradually became one of 3,000,000, wc  shall recognize without 'further proof  ���������\ here our most dangc-ous, most energetic enemy, capable of the most  protracted effort, stands, as against  whom it would be the gravest mistake  to sliow any weakness, any negligence, any inclination to yield. England is the leader of the hostile coalition, and only when we hit the head  will the members succumb-to a-paralysis.���������Major Moraht in the Berlin  Tageblatt.  Behind the Times  Talk about being up-to-date; in  some respects-we are back" numbers  sure enough." In matters of land taxation we are 4,200 years from being  up-to-date. In the National Geographic Magazine, James, Baikie tells of  the discovery of stone .tablets upon  which are engraved Ihe laws Hammurabi, ruling over Babylon about  2297 B. C. gave to his people.  He provided "that if land is not put  in cultivation, the Jrolder must give  account and pay compensation." In  'other words, the land-speculator>who  kept land out of use had to pay just  taxes thereon. Hammurabi didn't  intend to encourage the ground hog  by letting him escape taxation, -even  in that day, when land was .plentyand  population not over-crowded.���������Successful Farming.  An Italian applied for naturalization papers. He swore allegiance to  the United States Government, and  answered several questions quite satisfactorily. At last the Judge asked: "Do you belong to any society  or organization inimical to the Government of the United States " This  was too much for the Italian to understand, and he was silent. The  Judge explained the meaning, and  again asked the question. A gleam of  understanding overspread the face of  the Italian, and he replied: "sure!  Me I'm Democrat."  During the recent Shakespeare celebration a number of local amateurs  appeared in the great dramatist's most  famous tragedy. Next day the principal actor inquired of a critical friend  what he thought .of the performance  "It was great! Simply great!" was the  reply. "As you played Hamlet it was  easy to see why Ophelia should^ go  and' drown herself."  "There's no danger,', said the doctor. "It's only a carbuncle coming on  th- back of your neck. But you must  keep your eye. on it!"  Work of a Noble Woman .  Maxime   Elliot   Fed   35,000    Sufferers  In Belgium  There is little time to pause today;  and retrospect is almost impossible, so  rapidly do' history - making events of  supreme importance follow one another.  The autumn of 1914 seems a long,  long time ago. Now we are quite accustomed to hearing Flemish in our  streets and to having Belgian neighbors, but happily for poor little Belgium those who initiated the various  schemes of relief "on its behalf have  "stuck to their guns," and no one has  done more to assuage the misery and  relieve the sufferings of the Belgian  refugees than Miss Maxine Elliot.  In the days immediately following  the fall oi Antweip and the occu. a-  tion of almost the entire country by  the Germans, Miss Elliot organiz.-jd  and equipped entirely at her own expense an "expeditionary force" for the  feeding, clothing and general helping  of the poor, homeless, helpless, penniless people. It was entirely her own  idea which she promptly put into  practice. In October, 1914, she started  and for eighteen months worked ;n-  cessantly, indefatigably, whole heart-  edly. Week in, week out, she and ner  friends, her orderlies and interpreters,  ministered to the wants of whoever  came along to be helped and relieved,  and the total number of men, woman,  and children who came within her  direct ken, and care was no less than  35,000.  Miss Elliot chartered and equipped  the good barge Julia and an' ambulance motor van and started from Calais on her voyage to "somewhere"  in Flanders. Provisions, ��������� clothing,  medicines and every other conceivable  necessity were sent to -her from all  parts, and hither came the poor, the  maimed;, the .destitute and- all were  cheered and comforted. Not'only did  these poor people come, but others,  too, as her autograph sheets tell by  their own showing: Elizabeth, queen  of the Belgians, royalties, generais,  statesmen, soldiers, some of, whom,  alas, will never write their autographs  again, some whose oreasts are now  decorated with the glorious "V. 0."  sailors, dukes, duchesses���������all fou id  their way at some time or other to  the good barge Julia at its moorings in  the sluggish Belgian canal, where on  one side ran the high road, trodden  incessantly all day and all night by  thousands and thousands of troops,  and on the other side was the "fighting line" quite close.  Everyone was cared for, the particulars of each, their name, age, domicile,  registered in a book provided for the  purpose; the number of these book*  grew and grew and Miss Elliot- haa  quite a long row of them, all full, and_  each one telling its own tale and bear-"  ing faithful witness of her noble woik.  One sheet showed the names of a  grandmother, mother and ten children,  whose ages ranged trom 12 years old  down to the baby a few months old,  quite destitute, and each family hael  a separate sheet for its record.  Miss Eliot has many tangible mementoes of her "war work." First and  foremost does she prize "L'Orde de ia  Couronne," bestowed on her, by King  Albert, who fully recognizes and appreciated lier good work for his people.  One grateful soldier promised Miss  Elliot a trophy, and true to his promise brought her a Uhlan helmet.  Now that time, which changes all  things, has so ordained that there 's  no longer the pressing need for work  such as Miss Elliot initiated and carried through with extraordinary ability and success, she is back again in  her beautiful home in England, but  "away over there" she will never be  forgotten.���������From the London Gentlewoman.  Germany's  Truthfulness i  v'i-.  J "vls'-l,'  ,s* 'Vr. ,  '.- ' V'~  ' '.-'l,-J  .*���������'.'' ;/-U  PROTECTING TIMBER  Mr. Bingiey���������Where is the bargain;  counter? Shopwalker���������-Thare are sev-1  eral, sir. What are you looking for?.  Mr. Bingley-rI'm lookine for my wife!  How the Quebec limit-holders protect their timber from fire. A modern look-out rower on top of a mountain. A ranger or "look-out man"  keeps guard all day ������������������nd telephones  tj his fellow rangers in the valleys  the .moment . he. sees a smudge of  smoke, over the green trees.  A Tragic Story  It was a town girl���������and the same  sad story that, alas, has been told,  and checkered many a young life  which had its beginning in -sunshine,  surrounded by luxury and the wea'th  of the world. Hpt eyes were now  wild and staring, her face was flushed  and her hands were nervously working  She was a deeply troubled and injured woman, and we hear her saying:  "Oh, cruel one, you have injured  the very foundation of my being!  Day by clay you have tortured me and  yet I could not bear to give you up.  When you became my own how my  friends* envied me. But your understanding is too small for my large  soul. You are opposed to my advancing myself. You have injured my  standing in society. If we had never  met I might have walked in peace.  So now begone! We part forever!"  There was a moment's conclusive  breathing a gritting of teeth and a  sharp sigh. . It was all over. By a  supreme effort she had pulled off her  new shoe.  The Abused Dandelion  -For many years America has imported the bulk of its dandelion roots  from Europe, but now the weed is  being extensively cultivated in this  country and men arc making money  out of it. They sell the leaves in the  early season for greens, make wine  from the flowers and find a ready  market for the roots among the manufacturing drug houses of the country. But it is not likely that even  certificate of character will serve to  turn the wrath of the average Calgar-  ian away from the little plant. The  work of destruction will go on against  it just as vigorously as ever. Like  many other things, it may be all  right in its place, but out of it it is  a pest and a general nuisance.-���������The  Calgary Herald. ���������  The new maid was entirely a wartime makeshift/and the mistress bore  with her patiently at first. But on the  third day she placed a very unclean  dinner- plate on the tabic, and patience  broke down. "Really, Mary, you  might at least see that the plates are  clean/' -  "Well, mum," Mary rejoin*, t "I  owns to them thumb marks, but that  dried mustard /was there afore I  come." -.-���������  When   Concealment   of   Losses   is   no *r','-^  Longer Possible They Admit >  the Truth ,    >]  The mendacious manner   in   which  the  recent  battle  of   the  North   Sea  was dealt with by the official'chron- /  iclers of Berlin  has made so painful  an  impression on the friends of Germany in this country that the editor     i  of  The  Fatherland   may   be  excused '  j for    his ��������� elaborate    effoit   to   explain  | it     He  is  forced  in   so  desperate   a  j case to use desperate means, and what  he undertakes to demonstrate is that  the official admissioon of the oiiginal    ,  lie "merely reveals the almost pathetic  truthiuiness of the Germans.'-'  Tc begin with, he explains that tha  lie "was literally true," because- tha  Lutzow did not sink at once, and he  guesses that the oiiginal report may  have been given out while she was  still afloat. "No explanation," he  says, "was needed," and the explanation utimately given was in (act  wrong. The official explanation was  that the loss had been concealed "for  military reasons." but Mr. Viereck  knows better. "Germany did not  deny tho loss of the Lutzow for mili-<.  tary rpnsons," he insists; "she merely  for military reasons concealed ��������� her  damaged condition." It is a pity  than, in order to account for one ?ie ,  he is obliged to discover^another, but  it was the only  way.   "~r --,  However,  his  well meant effort  to   ���������  establish the pathetic, truthfulness of.* ,  German officialdom will not do.    He-  forgets the Elbing, he forgets the Bo- -��������� .  stock, he forgets the quite definite of-,x-  ficial statement  of June 1 that "the ���������"%',  German   high   sea   fleet   returned ��������� to,._",  our ports ,.in the course of the day." '-  Two days later/ after some men fronij,;  the Elbing had been landed at Ymiui- '' '  den and it was no^ longer possible to   -,:'  conceal the tiuth 'about her,-it wa3 '  reluctantly  admitted���������in a  statement;  beginning  "In-order.to  prevent the  spreading  of   fantastic   reports"���������that '-i  her name must be added to 'the" list ,  of losses. '    It took' the. pathetica'iy '"  truthful Germans a full"week to"make'  up their  minds " about '-the  Lutzow.  Then at last the enemy's claim -'was,'.-' ���������'  admitted���������"in   order," " it   was " again *.- -���������  explained,   "to  frustrate   English  leg-    *"  ends." For the same singular reason  /  it was admitted that the Rostock had  also  been  sunk.     Only   the    German.  admission came four days later thari V  the British admiralty's announcement.  Mr.  Viereck  is  justified  in  regarding    the   official     German     way   of  breaking  bad news as  "almost" path-  -  etic."   But it is not clear that truthfulness is one of the strong   points,ot  this entertaining series of'confessions,; .   '  ���������New York Tribune. '    , ='-���������>���������  , "1  - "'JfiM*.  -l?  Good  People  Always Welcome   ���������  It seems to us there is a vast amount  of fruitless pother over what may happen  to America   after  the  war.    One  statement   that   is   much   repeated- is,  that the  inrush  of'trained  men   .aud"  women will mean new competition for  our  people.    One-man  writes of    the/  new  Englishmen:  "These young m?a  have escaped  from  the  life  of stores -  and   factories  and  are   breathing   the  outdoor air.    They will never be satisfied _ to ' go, inside, ,���������again..    JHavi/ig-  learned freedom^and'self-reliance;' they,  will seek the country where/the coii-i-  ditions of liberty and opportunity are  found���������and they will work for leader- ;.  ship."  Good for them! The sooner they get  to America the more America ought to  like it. That type of citizens is wanted on our farms.  We are very strongly of the opin'on  that the moment America ceases to  mean opportunity for the good man,  that moment its decadence will begin  and its star of destiny will be dimmel.  Good people are always welcome in  America. It is our feeling that America never meant quits so much in the  way of invitation ana hospitality ana  hisrh motive as it does today.���������The  Country Gentleman.  Sated  With Sensations?  How quickly do we become accustomed to things!  The greatest naval battle in the nis-  tory of the world took place on May 51,"  and. in six days it had passed into  history.  Ten thousand men found thiiir  graves in that, conflict. It may havr*  oeen a nine-day wonder were it not  that one man found his grave in that  neighborhood  in  the meantime.  Kitchener's death furnished a f"W  moie days' sens'ition; then it, u>o,  passed quietly into history.  When the war broke "out the daily  papers published the casualty ,ist  in capital letters Today the'list appears in small type. -.  Have we become insensible to the  horrors of the war?' . When peace  comes will, we miss the big headlitiis.-'  Or- will we be so sick of them we ��������� will  find relief in.the reading of commonplace events?���������Correspondent in Toronto News.  i-���������  -3b>  For the last fifty years the proposal  to construct a tunnel between England  and Ireland has'-.been.' discussed. It  is again receiving some attention, suggested by political and military developments within the last few weeks.  The tunnel, as an international utility, would shorten the journey to the  "United States and Canada by 48 hours,  and would only cost $80,000,000.'  Between the coasts of Wigtownshire  on the one side and those of'Antrim  and. Down on the other there lay at  one time a loch about 25 miles long,  and varying from 600 to 900 feet m  depth, and this loch, known to-geologists . as Beaufort's Dyke, still lir'S  beneath the waters of the North Channel. .  Curiously enough, it is beneath this,  loch, which lies north and south about  midway between the Irish and Scottish  coasts, that it is proposed to run the  tunnel.  His   Own    Handicap j  Mabel���������Do you know anything about,  Tom  Higsby?  Arthur���������Why, Higsby is my f'rst  cousin!  Mabel���������I know that, but is he all  right otherwise?���������Boston  Globe.  Settlers coming here from the United  States may rely upon finding cheaper  land and lower taxation than they  have at home, to say nothing of the  better price they cm get over here  for their high grade wheat because  of the advantage we secure in the  British market owing to our superior  system of grading.���������Winnipeg Telegram  mSM  MOBS  ������ 3TB.E-     GAZETTE,     HEDLEY.      B.     C������  British Sub  The Submariner Has the Most Uncomfortable   Lite   ot   Any   Sailor  Many people are under the impression that, the crew of a Bnti.-,h sub-  iiiannc is composed of a cert.-iin number of sailors and a cage of whit.'  mice.  '  Such used to be Ihe case, but the  mice ww "shuck off the books" long  ago. In the curly days of submai irios  mice weie cariied in them as a kind  of danger gauge. Their duty��������� and  they performed it faithfully���������was to  begin squeaking as soon ns poisonous  fumes escaped inside the boat. Being  more sensitive to these than men are.  the mice could detect'the fumes'much  hooner than the other members of tlit.'  crew could. Therefore, a close watch  upon the little animals used lo be  kept. As soon as they .showed signs  oi distress up shot the bout and open  went' her conning towi-r.  Now the skill oJ designers has produced submarines that require neither  while mice nor "potted air" to ensure  the s.-itety of Iheir crews. It has also  produced under-walcr craft capable of  doing-, things undreamed of a few  years back, but it has not, yet succeeded in making these pleasant to  live  in.     Ask  a   "submariner"    what  A BRIGHT TOBACCO OF THE FINEST QUALITY  10 CENTS PER PLUQ  fiee air of the open sea .'���������train. Very  often there, are. odds against them doing so. All they can do is to wait  patiently until it is .deemed safe to  take the risk of blowing out the tanks  and going to the surface again.  Britain's Black Reserves  Ma  ny  be  The -Three Poisons  "life aboard" is like, and he will an  swer nonchalantly, "Oh, it's , all  right." Rut if you were able to try  it for yourself you would soon fall to  wondering what he would deem "all  wrong" if he found this soit of life  "all right." As, a matter of fact, the  "submariner" has ah.nit the most un-  comfoitablc time of any sailor, though  the second nature which comes with  use has so acclimalinct him lo it that  he thinks lightly of his hardships.  During their infancy submarines enjoyed the fostering care of a "mothe*-  ship" when they went cruising. She  used to look after the material needs  of the boats, and the peisonal comfort of their crews with kindly solicitude/as''a.'good mother should. Having now "crown up," the submarine  gets but little "mothering" and has to  look after itself.  A submarine lying snugly alongside  a dockyard jetty gives one no adequate idea of what ihe same bout  looks'like when scudding through the  waves. Watch her setting off on a  trip and you will see only a few hands  on deck. There will be., perhaps, a  couple of officers on the conning tower  and one or two men al its base. All  are clad in thick clothing and wear  heavy ,->ca boots. Possibly some of  thnn may "have donned ��������� "lummy"  - suits and you wonder why they adopt  such an Arctic-like rig. A view of the  boat after s-hc has reached the open  sen will make the reason apparent  to yen.  Probably all you will be able to see  will be a rapidly moving heap of white  water, amid which one or two heads  appear indistinctly. If you could peer  down from an aeroplane upon this  travelling geyser .you would find the  submarine's conning tower sticking  up" in the middle of it, and would recognize how necessary warm, waterproof clothing was to the men on top  of \ that  structure.  Although you can discern but little  of her. the boat is awash���������that i.s.  travelling as high out of the water as  she can. Presently she gives a heave  forward and every part except her  conning tower disappears from sight.  By partly filling her tanks the. boat  has trimmed for /diving. The men  who were "on deck" have dropped  ���������through, the conning' tower, closing  Iho cupola after 1hem, and every  member of the crew is now at his  po-;!   below. ������  And as long as ihe boat remains  "down" he must, stay there. In these  underwater craft there is little' room  for moving about. A man may be at  the tank, he may be at the tubes, or  he may bo at any other of the stations,  but wherever he be there he must stop  with his whole mind concentrated upon tin. task allotted to him. Son).,  boats have a liny cabin for the officers  hut if the men want, a nap they must  take it on the floor. This, however, is  no hardship to a bluejacket, who i.s  fible to sleep comfortably anywhere.  Foi sleeping there is 1,0 lime in a submarine when she is on the move.     .,-������  Remember, they cannot smoke, they  cannot cook anythii"*. and consequently must live upon "tinned tack,"  while if they wanted to talk the noise  of the machinery would prevent them  from doing so. Enclosed in this steel  shell they are shut away in the depth--  of the sea, and only the officer at the  periscope knows audit of what may  lie happening on the surface.  The. .air in the boat i.s warm and!  heavy., and grows more vitiated and/  "rdeopifying" the longer she stays  "down.". As for the "feeling," it resembles somewhat'that of being stuck  in a "tube" elevator for a long period  ���������and one can imagine what an unpleasant'sensation that would'be.  Ah eerie feature of this underwater  voyaging i.s that although a suhiria-  rine'K crew can see. nothing outside  their boat, and do not know from one  moment to another what peril they  may be running into, they can-feel a  great ileal. Every knock, every thump,  every scrape outside the hull i.s audible to them. Ami they do not know  at what moment any one of these  knocks, bumps or scrapes, may mean  the end of all  things for them.  War holds many perils for the sailor  who dares the depths in a submarine.  Death stands ever .'it his elbow and  frequently, stares him full in the face.  But the stout, fellow never quails nor  falters, never turns aside from nib  job. nor shows the slightest symptom  of fear;  indeed, he feels none.  All the officers and men who man  the British submarine flotillas are volunteers. They know that for tliein  there is no escape should mishap befall their boat, yet respite its hardships and dangers there i.s never any  lack of mori willing to take on thir,  work.  It often happens that .1 submarine  has to "go under" altogether, periscopes and all, to lie on the bottom  and wait, chancing whatever may  come to her in the process. At such  times the crew are absolutely cut off  from the world, and they can never feel any certainty of breathing tlie  A   Combination     of     Poisons    Which  Account for the  Deadly and, Dis-  tructive Properties of Beer  It has been shown that beer contains three poisonous substances, alcohol, lupuliii, and hop acids. The  alcohol has a tendency to excite, the  lupulin to make stupid and the hop  acids work havoc on the kidneys,  which later causes congestion of (he  liver and heart. This combination  of poisons, the one to enforce the  other, accounts for beer being so much  more destructive to life than whiskey  or brandy. Whiskey drinkers often  live to be old men. but we see the  beer drinkers dropping off all around  at an early age, under the names of  Bright's .Disease, Dropsy, Heart Failure, etc. These cases might properly  be called what they really are���������Deaths  from Boer.  Beer has no inviting taste Apart  from the alcohol which it contains.  Brewers themselves say, in a pamphlet  which they publish, that "beer would  be better without, alcohol, if it could  be made attractive to the taste." When  a man acquires the beer habit, just  as a. person acquires the morphine  habit, he finds when it is'-loo late,  that he has become 'its slave. From  my own professional experience I believe that three men break away from  whiskey to one that, gives up drinking beer Medical men often advise  those who cannot do without drink  to chop beer and take whiskey instead.  A glass of beer seems so harmless  nhd the drinker thinks he can give it  up whenever he wills, but this war  has proved that whether he can or  not. he will not do so���������not for the  pleading of the King and his ministers, not for wife and family, no. not  lo save, the nation from defeat, and  ruin. The truth is he cannot, for his  moral   nature  has  been  drugged   and  Splendid    Troops     Might  Drawn   From   Zululand  The recent discussion in the House  of Commons regarding the better service of the native races of the Empire  in the war, elicited ������ statement from  tlie Government side of the House  hinting that there were some unsatisfactory aspects to the presence of black  troops in the firing -line, especially  on the western lines.  Mr. J. Saxon Mills, a writer on  Imperial topics, presents some facts,  bearing on Ihe general subject. He  dispels the prevalent idea that India  has an inexhaustible supply of fighting men. "The vast majority of the  Indian races," he affirms, "are entirely without fighting instincts or  military aptitude, and it has been  difficult in the past to keep up the  regiments drawn from the Sikhs and  Ghurkas. who are the principal warriors of India."  In the West Indies and in Africa,  where British rule obtains, the black  races have shown conspicuous brav-  try. discipline and ability to aim.  This is especially the case in regard to tribes domiciled in the heart  of the Afiiean Continent, who still  live under thebaic] organization of clan  and chieftain,' and retain much of the'  old warrior tradition. As an example  of their intelligent appreciation of the  piesent war, one chief desired the  Home Government to send out aeroplanes that his young men might  acquire a knowledge of aviation, and  of grenades that they might use them  instead of assegais. ,  Mr. Mills, believes that there are  at le.T-t, 250,000'splendid troops to be  lecruited from Basutos, Zulus and  other tribes scattered throughout  Cape Colony. Uganda, Nigeria" and  other parts where the natives have  adopted  many   European  customs.  In one practical essential of modern warfare they fail���������they have "not,  the initiative to alter, with certainty  of success, a plan that may require  to be suddenly changed by the fortunes or reverses of war. In endurance they excel the Indians, and as  economic   factors   in  1he   prosecution  Problem in Immigration  Equalizing   the   Sexes   in   Canada   by  Promoting Immigration of Females  The  Salvation   Army   has   made   an'.  There is one army actively enjra  ippeal   to   the   people   of   the  United'"'  A Forgotten Army  Organization  That  is   Doing  a  Work  at  the   Front  Noble  Kingdom for a fund of a million dollars, to be used under the supervision  of the Public Trustee in promoting  and providing for the emigration from  Great Britain to Canada and other  overseas Dominions of some thousands  of British widows and their children,  who, it is believed, will have a far  better chance of success in life overseas than in the overcrowded cities  of the homeland.  -  Commissioner Lamb of the Salvation  Army's emigration department is of  the opinion that any plan for the consolidation of the British Empire after  the war which overlooks the necessity  of a more equal distribution of the  sexes will have failed in one of the  most   essential   details.     There   were  Making Business Friends  his will power paralyzed by the three  poisons hidden in the beer."   Tho Poet | of the war they are a decided gain  describes  him  as   calling  for  his  ale  till near the hour of death, but that  has not been  my  experience.  When such men become very ill,  they,'frequently will not touch either  beer or tobacco. They are very much  to be pitied for when they try to break  off they have the customs of society  as well as the craving for drink to  fight. And they do vry to break their  bonds but it is almost hopeless so long  as the treating custom and powerful  selfish interests are combined to prevent them.������������������H. Arnott, M. B., M. C.  P. S  The Charcoal Business  Under a. pile of soft sods, rich old  timber burnt slowly, relentlessly. Near  by, from aii old cottage hidden in the  veiy heart of the New Forest, came  an old woman to look to her charcoal-  making. Brown-faced '���������from. Jong exposure to the sun and rain, she was  proudly conscious of the fact/that,  with two oilier families, she had helped to revive one of the old-time industries of the forest.  Hundreds of years ago Ihe womenfolk of the foresters made charcoal.  But with the progress--of civilization!  the work was given up. The secret  remained only with three families,  who handed it, down to the descendants, who. since the outbreak of war,  have revived the industry.���������London  Chronicle.  Outlived Six Sovereigns  More  Than   Eighty   Descendants   Survive New Brunswick  Man  After posing for his picture on his  105th birthday .anniversary,; Levi' W.  Richardson, said to be the oldest man  in New Brunswick, died before he had  fairly started his 106th year. He had  been ill for only about ten clays.  Mr. Richardson ascribed his long  life and remarkable preservation of his  faculties to going to bed early and  being active. He had followed the  operations of the war with the most  careful attention, and his one ambition for the last year had been to live  Jong enough to see Great Britain and  her allies successful, for he had lived  under six sovereigns and hael watched  with interest the expansion of the  Empire. More than eighty children  grandchildren and groat-grandchildren  survive him.���������Montreal Star.  Buying   Goods   at   Home   is   a   Direct  Benefit  in   Every  Sense     /  When you send your dollar off to  some mail order house or distant  store, you get what you pay for. and  no more. The fluffy-haired girl who  handles it cares -nothing for you. The  merchant whom you helped to enrich  never hears of you-. The transaction  has no aftermath, except possibly the  effort to return an unsatisfactory  purchase.  When you buy goods at home you  make business tics The proprietor  and his clerks want to keep your  trade, and will return you favors in  any way that they can. A consistent  policy of home-buying creates a circle  of loyal business friends. If you ate  in trade for yourself in your home  town this is absolutely necessary to  success. And it is exceedingly helpful to anyone else.  Success comes largely by favor.  Many fellows wonder how 'some-fellows get along so easily. Usuiliy  there is no magic or secret about it.  They have been trying all their lives  to make friends. If they have anything to sell, whether a line of merchandise or personal services, a host  of their neighbors around them are  glad to turn things their way. Buying goods in one's own town is the  simplest and easiest way to create  helpful business relations. And it  costs nothing.  1 ."36,000 more females than males in  Ihe United Kingdom in 19J1.    In the  years between 1011 nnd the outbreak  of war in 1014 this great disproportion  had been materially increased by  an  unprecedented   volume,   of   male   emigration  fo the  great  Dominions,  and  particularly   to   Canada.    In   all   the<  overseas parts of the Empire the male  population   is   much   more   numerous  than the female.    Since the outbreak  of war almost two hundred  thousand  men-resident in the United  Kingdom  have   been   killed   in   battle   or  have  died of wounds, leaving many thousands of  widows  with  young children  to face the world on a pension allowance entirely inadequate to the main-  tenace of the family in comfort.  The Commissioner    makes  it, plain  that his purpose is not to enable Great  Britain to shift to the shoulders of the  people of the overseas Dominions some  part of tho economic burden resulting  from the war.   Tt is expressly provided  that the Army shall undertake the  superintendence, by its own officers  or responsible persons whom it would  appoint, of the families emigrated for  four years, or until such -time as the  progress of the new settlers indicates  that such guardianship can be dispensed with. In tho event of failure  to succeed in her new environment  after four years' trial a contingency  regarded as remote and exceptional���������  tho Army will bring back the widow  to the place from whence she emigrated.  'As an illustration of the way in  which the project will work out. Commissioner Lamb told an interviewer  in London that during his recent visit  to the Canadian West he had an application from a fanner for a widow with  six children��������� an application "his  friends considered there would be difficulty in filling.  "But, as coincidence would have it." 1 ^^..v,-   nt   ,..i,-���������i,   *u^ ~  said he. "before T left London in Feb-1 prisoners ^f war'and^cX^  *.u  in the war-swept countries of Europe-  got into the headlines. It does not  whose achievement have never as vet  figure in the lcporls of trenches lost  or taken in Flanders, or of desperate  fighting in mountain passes, or of advance or retreat in Russia or Mesapo-  tamia. It attracts no notice; and tlie  man in the street never hears of it 01  thinks about it. Yet its activities extend, to all the different theatres of  wai. *  It is the Salvation Army���������the same  army   whoso ' soldiers  trumpet    along  our   street    with    their   summons-to  quaintly stirring meetings, and whose  lassies hold out entieating cups at .our  s*lreel  corners   for   contributions   to  Thanksgiving dinners  and  Christmas  gifts. , It is .not all of tone nationality,  nor is it doing all of its fighting on  one  side.    There   are  40,000 or  more  Salvation  Army  recruits .fighting  un-.  der   the  British   flag���������many   of  them I  mere wrecks  and  derelicts until the'  Salvationists officers picked them up  and made them over.    But there are  Salvationists     also     fighting   in , the  German, French and Belgian armies.  British Salvationists have furnished  and manned ambulance units for carrying wounded "soldiers from the fieid  hospitals to the base.    Canadian Salvationists   have   sent   a   unit   of   five  cars to the Russian front, and have received   the   Czar's  personal  acknowledgement.     The soldier Salvationists  sing  their   familiar   hymns   in   camp  and  when they get into battle.    The  women Salvationists are welcomed  in  the military hospitals in France. They  have faced   all perils in Rheims and  other  cities  that  have  been   battered  by bombardments, and that have been  by turns in the  possession    of    the  French.and the Germans.  Here is an  incident of the German occupation ci*  Rheims, which presents war In a new-  aspect:  A fc������w grief-stricken neighbors were  gathered for prayer in .the small q'uniters. Suddenly some one was heard  knocking at the window; the adjuta.it  opened it and saw a German soldiei.  At sight of the praying group, tinman drew back, uttering excuses. But  the adjutant, who did not know- *  word of German,- beckoned hifn io  stay, and then, from his coat pocket,  the German drew forth a photograph  of his wife and children, and begin-  to sob as he tried to make the officer*  understand that he, "too, was a converted man.  In Holland/the Salvationists hav  visited internment camps and havp  sheltered Belgian refugees. They hav������  established   a   strangers'   bureau,   by"  The Chain Letter  W.      N.  IL  1114  The Sober British Army  Viscount French has paid n tribute  to the British soldier which may well  be a source of p'ride to tlie nation.  The occasion was the'annual meeting  of the. Army Temperance Association  of whose council he became chairman  in succession to Lord Roberts. That  'organization owes much to the precept, example and leadership of one  who, though he possessed virile qualities of an unusual order, will be most  affectionately, .'remembered in .ifler  years as a warrior saint. Lord Roberts knew half a century's service '.he  temptations of army life; he had seen  tho havoc, both at home and abroad,  wrought by over-indulgence in alcohol;  he believed that a sober army had'  the be.-t asiuriince of victory; and 'or  twenty-one years, surrounded by many  enthusiastic helpers, he worked to improve the conditions of the force he  loved. Did, he succeed? Lord FreiicVa  speech emphatically supplies the answer.  8  A couple of Kentuckians meeting in  a  feud district, one  asked  tlie other:  "Look here., Bill, what did you  shoot at mc for? I ain't got no quarrel with you!"  "You had a feud with Ben Walker  didn't you?"  "But Ben's dead."  "Well, I'm his executor."  A tight-fisted old man. feeling very  sick, asked a friend to recommend ii  physician. The friend named a certain  specialist.  "Ts he vev expensive?" asked the  sick man.  "Well, not so very. He'll charge  you $1 for the first visit, and $2 for  each one after that."  The old fellow soon afterward walked  into the office of the ^-.ysieiiin named  by his,friend, and un'on being admitted to the consulting room planked  down  .f2, remarking:  "Well,  doctor,   here  I  am   again "  The physician calmly picked "up the  money and put it in a drawer, which  he locked securely. The sick man looked on expectantly, awaiting the next  move.  "Well, I'm ready to be examined,"  he said at length.  "I don't think it's necessary." replied the shrewd specialist. "There'"*  no need to do it again. Keep riirht  on taking the same medicine. Good  day, sir."  A  Reason for the  Retreat  We gather from the Berlin despatches that, the British gunners were  such poor marksmen that the kaiser'--  ships were afraid to stick around and  run the risk of being hit by some stray-  shot.��������� Boston  Transcript.  ruary I was much concerned on account of a widow with six children  who was struggling hard to keep herself oilt of the workhouse. Inquiries  by one of -our officers established the  bona iides of the opportunities offered. The farmer is a respectable man  and prosperous. His own family has  grown up and flown the family nest,  and he wants to hear the sound of  children's voices about his steading  airain and the ring of their laughter.  Hearing of our scheme and desiring  fo help us in the work, his offer was  the tangible expression of his sympathy with our purposes, his only stipulations in regard to the family being  that the widow should be Scotch, that  she should not drink whiskey, and  that the children should not, smoke  cigarettes. As it happens, the woman  about whom I was exercised is a Devonshire woman���������a:farmer's daughter,  able lo milk/make butter and cheese,  handle a team of horses, and do any  kind of work about a farm���������and the  farmer waived his nationality preference; so the family will be sent, out  to him."in' due course."  If, as in this case, widows .icvii*s  torned to farm life are placed with  their young children upon farms in  Canada, there is every reason to suppose that the. carrying out, of the project, of the Salvation Army will be' a  good thing for ihe Dominion as well  as for the United Kingdom. A large  surplus of women in Great Britain  find a corresponding surplus of men  in'tlic overseas Dominions must prove  a moral danger, as well as "an economic  disadvantage, and the. Empire will be  the stronger for every well considered  project to secure equalization of the  sexes.���������Toronto Globe.  who   have   been     reported   . missing  A New York Editor Exposes a Perennial   Humbug  ( Not   long   ago,   says 'the  New  York  Independent,"   the   editor   received  tlie following letter:  Dear Sir:���������I have been asked by a  friend of mine to help this party along.  J am doing the necessary with one  clime and trust that you will be able  to do the same, and pass the letter  along until  it has reached No. 50-  This chain is started for the purpose of raising ?, fund to assist an old  railroad man, W. D. Westbury, who is  down and out on account of a long  siege of illness. He can never get  well, and having only one arm, a widowed mother," and "ho means of "support, we will assist, him in this way,  and if all will respond'(under the cir- '  cumstanccs they, surely will) a. sufficient fund-will be- raised to make  "Hilly" comfortable while he is with  us. /        .-."-'''      ' - ' -  Please take five copies of this let-,  ter, as I halve 'done, only changing the  date, and put the' next highest number and date of each letter the same,  sign your-name a'nd mail the five copies to your ' friends, whom vou feel -  will do likewise.        ' *'���������"..,  This   chain   will   end   with   No.   50.1-.  The party receiving-No: 50'will please7^  return the letter" with ten cents am]',"  make    no copies  at.the end   .of -the/'  ch(iiu.     . .    .  Please do not, break the the chain,  and I earnestly' appeal to you to give  it prompt attention and /assist a wbr- '-  thy "railroad ;boy,.who.has devoted .his'  life to ,the cause.       " ','  Mail   this' letter  with  ten  cents   to -  W. Y.- Proctor, 'general  agent,  C. -M.  and   St.   P., "309   Marquette  building:   .  Chicago, 111..-Mr Proctor.will see that .  the funds are promptly 'delivered.  Now, we elo"' not begrudge ten cents  to a poor railroad man.   Nor the other  ten  cents  necessary   to   dispatch   the"  fivu  letters.     But,  before  asking,    our  friends  to  contribute",to    the  worthy  cause we thought it best "of figure up  how much the' chain "was bringing in,  and we were pleased to find that we ,.  need not bother our friends,  for, the  recipient of- this* charity - was already^  rich   beyond, th   dreams-, of,   avarice..  This letter is'No. 34, and if the other  -'  branches  of  the'chain,have gone as .,"  far* as "this,   Mr.  Proctor-.has  turned-/  over to Mr.' Waterbury.-the tidy- sum  of ?11,641,532.182,693,481,445,312.50. ' .  This seems to us sufficient "to make .  Billy comfortable while he is with us,-"  even though he should live .to/the age ,���������  of-jrethusaleh.     '"   '       v     *, "-,   ���������  We appreciate the tho'ughtfulness.ol  the originator of the-scheme in, limiting-the number lo fifty. Otherwise  all the money in the world���������or at least  all the money in the pockets of the.  charitable���������would in the course of  time have flowed into the pocket of  the one-armed railroad boy and caussd  more ruin than  the  war.    Even  with  What   is   perhaps   moat   remarkable' j 50 a.-: the limit, he would have received  they finance their different activiWs | if our figures  are right (though   they  through their own "Self-Denial Fund  It seems time to pay a word of tribute to this unique army, whose members seek to be, as they express it.  "Servants of  all."  No Place for Womenn ���������  It is strange but true that the majority of spectators who flock to murder and sensational divorce trials are  women. These morbid curiosity seekers seem to take jrreat pleasure in  listening to the dirt and filth that  is brought out in'the evidence: lor  what purpose no one knows, except  that it furnishes them with food for  gossip. At the first few dars of the  recent Waite murder trial two-thirds  of the spectators were Avomen���������spinsters and young girls. The judge  noted this and then issued orders for-,  bidding them in the courtroom. Rarely does one see a dignified, well-bred  woman among court spectators. The  New York court" are all open courts,  but in these sensational cases it seems  a pity that judges do not oftcner, as  in the Waite case, find sufficient cause  lo exclude morbid women who look upon a murder case as just one nice  play of so many acts cut up -'nto  days.���������Pittsburgh   Dispatch.  No Repairs Necessary  Flubdub���������What do you .Jo wjth an  umbrella when it is completely worn  out,''  Harduprie���������I generally return it to  the fellow'I borrowed it from.  "Smith is a lucky guy, isn't he?"  remarked Brown.  "He sure is," agreed Jones. "Why,  if he tumbled out of an aeroplane he'  would fall right through a hospital  skylight and on to an operating table."  Nurse���������The new patient in our ward  is light-headed. Doctor���������Delirious or  blonde?  Who is the Knocker  This question is easily answered.  You will usually find him on some  corner-when the police are not present. His amount of work during the  day is represented by the algebraic  figure X, and his occupation, if ym  asked him, would puzzle him more  that the solution of the number of  summers been hy the fictitious Ann  Still, he knows how the entire city  should be regulated, although he does  not know and does not care how he  will pay his poll tax. -Nothing that  happened in his home town i.s any  gooel; it, never can be. He judges t,!ie  town f 1 cm his own standard and the  conclusion is only obvious. Bees kill  out the drones; the law -prevents-our  following the example of the indus  trious insectii.  If men's happiness .increased with  their money everybody, should be justified in worshipping the Golden Calf.  The happiness increases with tln-ir  earnings up to a certain point���������the  point necessary to secure them the  comforts of life say, $2,000 a year.  All beyond this is .superfluous. Being  superfluous it, is productive of no  good watever. The; richer the . man  the greater is the probability that his  sons will live on billiards and die '11  an inebriate asylum. With contentment and $2,000 a year a man may be  as happy as a prince. Without contentment you will be miserable, even  if your wealth equals that of Morgan  or Carnegie.  For the First/time In. the history!  of Germany, women have been allowed to administer the affairs of a  municipality. The town in question  is -Altenberg, and the double reason  given for the innovation is the absence of men id' the front and the  famished condition of the population  through a shortage of food which could  j be dealt with, more effectively by women than by men.  ire not really our figures, but those  of the expert accountant of our business office, for the editor never had  cccfsion to calculate''such large amounts of money), the sum of $11,102.'  230,246.251,565,444,230,680,231,712.50.  The f.ne thing about this- is that  the United States will have received  two-fifths of that sum for postage on  the letters. This ought to be enough  to remove the deficit of the postoffice  department, and no other method ha's  ever,been able to accomplish this.  A few months ago a New York  nurse, discovering that there was a  shortage of anaesthetics in the hospitals of the allies, was "inspired to'  send out a similar chain letter asking  for 25 cents to buy cholorform. Since  nobody wants to foci that he is responsible for some poor 'wounded soldier suffering "untold agony," she is  now receiving quarters by the bushel,  and if the receipts keep on increasing  in geometrical progression she will  soon have enough cholorform to put  all the allied armies to sleep���������or all  the Germans, if the allies used it in  their asphyxiating bombs. The post-  office department has been asked lo  put an end to it but there seems" to  be no way of slopping a snowbaL-  when it once gets going.  Visitor���������Do you give your dog any  exercise? Owner���������Yes, he goes for a  tramp every  day.  Italy's Queen narrowly escaped  raiders who dropped bombs near the  train on which Queen Helena and the  Princesses Jqlanda and Haralda were  travelling. The royal party was on  the way from a section of the front  to Venice when the Austrian a������'io-  plane made the attack. Thu lights  in the train were extinguished and  the railroad line was in darkness, but  despite these precautions bombs fell  on th-3 line near the train, breaking  leiegr-ph   wires.  -Three sisters'of. Lords have become  farm laborers in England, including  the sister of Lord Fitzwilliaro.  A tortoise was sent, by ��������� an Engihh  soldier to-his wife at Streatham, Enr  from Saloniki. Eighteen clays on the  journey, it was packed in a wooden  box and Wrapped in paper. When  taken from the box it had eaten a  good deal of its packing. At first it  refused to come out of its shell, but  was eventually coaxed with a spoonful   of  milk.  No paint for lampposts this year cl  war in some parishes of London! As  there are hundreds of thousands of  lamposts in the metropolis, and a  coat of paint costs 25c each post, this  will mean something substantial to  post-into the credit side of the ledger.  The Cranky Crank  Is   Always   Anticipating   Some   Great  Calamity   or   Misfortune  Of all  the  cranks  the  crankiest   ia  the chronic pessimist.   -He  is always,  whining like a'; half-starved dog with a  tin'ciin  tied   to' his  tail.     When   t'rei  sky is beautifully clear he is positively    certain    that everything will  dry  up and there will be a scarcity. When  the gentle rain begins to fall he "laments and   is afraid  the crops  will   be  spoiled.   He is always expecting some  great  calamity,   misfortune   of   some  kind :r cf being laid up with rheumatism. No matter how  rosy the apples  look, or   how  juicy  the   pears,   he- is  afraid they are wormy at the core arid  can't be  kept  until   Christmas.    The  country   is   going   to   the   bow-wows,  and everybody i.s a d'lty and dishonest rascal.    His own peaceful and progressive  town  is  all  right,   but  he  is  convinced  that  it wid  never  improve  so very much.    The high church, spire  is  a notable landmark,  but   it might  fall down some day and do great damage.    He   himself    enjoys    excellent  health at present, but he is sure that  he won't live long���������and he shouldii't.  The  world   would   bo   much     happier  without such cranky   pessimists.  .    ^ ��������� '  The old naval training ship, Bri������  tannin,, that has been stationed at the  Dart since 1869, and on which King  George and the late Duke of Clarence  were both cadets, has been sold to a  London firm for. the sake of the material of which she was constructed.  She was in action during the Crimean,  war.  ;i  ft  n  1  Archduke Frederick (Austria) was  taking lunch at Lutsk at noon; in  the afternoon the Russians took nos-  seBeion.  MMin^nMnw mvmtw******���������*  _i-������_  '^"iaSS!S^^^IK^^S^~s'''"Kt,&SSS^S!!Sy'^^S!i *'.  r   .*    /-v   -    ^ *    ',  > ^ ,"*/    i -y \<* A'  /��������� A' ,'  '  *' ,* >^.v���������;s  THE     GAZETTE.     HEDLEY.      B.      C.  '���������"il"*  ',* $>  Homesteads in Manitoba  Keep Records  Py Keeping Records for a Few Years,  You  Can  Know What  it Costs  to Grow an Acre of Wheat  There is but one way to find out  tlic cost and profit of crops��������� that is  by keeping records. This may be done  by estimating the cost of a day's work  for hand without a team; for hand  with a single team and for double  team. Then it is not a difficult matter to keep a record of the hours, or _  days'   work.    To   this  may  be   added ' from Slavonic Eui ope, who, with the  Land For Homesteading is Yet Available   in     Many"   Parts   of  '   ���������* The   Province  Contrary to prevalent opinion, the  Province of Manitoba yet contains  lands available to the homesteader.  To wit, extensive acreage lying between Lakes Winnipeg and Manitoba,  a minor portion of which territory has  alone been taken up. Ceitain districts  of Riding Mountains in north-western  Manitoba afford opportunity; to the  northward of Lake Winnipeg aie  stretches of splendid areas, which it  is understood will be open for entry  at completion of the railroad to Hudson Bay. And in Manitoba proper,  homesteads are likewise obtainable,  but comprise lands somewhat rugged  in character. Nevertheless, this acreage is being secured by the immigrant  such as the inCbrest on the' investment  in land, teams, implements, etc., together with the cost ot feed, fertilizer,  etc. Credit tho land with the value  of the crop and/see' whether or not  it pays a profit:" One year is not sufficient to'determine the cost, as the  Beason may be la very unsatisfactory  one. But by keeping iccords of a few  years you can determine what it cost  you to grow an acre of wheat, oats,  hay, etc., and what nrjfit it will pay.  - Miller's Worm Powders .prove their  value. They do not cause'any violent  disturbances in the stomach, any pain  or griping, 'but do their work,quietly  and painlessly, so that the' destruction  of the worms is imperceptible. Yet  J. they ar,e-thorough,-and; from the'first  dose'there is" improvement iii the 'con-  "chtion of-the sufferer and an/.entire  cessation of manifestations of internal  trouble'.-   -       ' -    '      - .  British   Shipping   After - the   War  - We must not lose sight'of the danger  which   threatens    supremacy    of   the  -British 'mercantile marine after the  war.- Changes are taking place in the  relative, tonnage of .the mercantile  marines of other countries. Huge as  are the profits which British shipping  .firms are' earning, .the profits of the  neutrals from shipping are more than  twice as great. They will have vast  funds to use after the war. in buying  ships or in placing shipbuilding ,orr  ders. -The -shipbuilding facilities of  the United Kingdom  are far greater  -than those of any. country in the  world. 'They must be safeguarded.,���������  London Chronicle.'-    '    -    "  -~  peiseverance indigenous L to U113 class  of settler, is creating farmsteads fiom  'an indifferent material  Recent annexation of the immense  district of Keewatin cannot, be for  several decades -a feature of interest  from the standpoint of the homesteader. For tho main part, Keewatin  consists of tamarac" growth with, connecting waterways. *,"      v ���������'----,-  -  The Manitoban, always ''optimistic  of his country's future, is looking forward to the termination of the "present European war as the-index finger  of an unprecedented influx.of immigration. For such auspicious happening, land for homesteading purposes  is available in various provincial districts, despite any report- to the contrary.���������J. D. A. .Evans in Farmer's'  Magazine.     v        , '    - ' -  "The Truth   Will.Out  - A'great German naval,victory--is petering out. The German evasions-and  concealments lend,an air of probability to the 'French insistance on.the'  loss of the Hindenburg. And ,what  is the plight of a Government afraid  to tell its people the truth? The "German, victory"- of Skagerrack is enveloped in legend. But how can the  truth .about it be kept from leaking  out? A Government suspected by the  rest of the world of unveracity cannot  permanently dupe its own people. At  any moment Max Haiden may blab  the inconvenient ' truth.���������New York  Times.  As an example of the value of small  economies, a Welsh player said he  had calculated that there were at least  twenty-five millions of people in the  country who used matches more or  less freely every day. If each one of  those saved only one match per clay,  that would moan a daily saving of  half a. million boxes of fifty each,  which in a year would represent a  saving of 182 1-2 million boxes a  year, representing a value, at one  halfpenny per box of $1,940,000.   -  His Cheilengel  ��������� -The judge .looked over at the prisoner and said:  "You are privileged to challenge any  member of the jury now impaneled."  Hogan brightened. "Well, thin."  he'said, "yer Honor, oi'll foi*rht the  shmall mon wid wan eye, in the corner there forninst ye."  Agnes���������Marmaduke would dance  perfectly but for two things. Marion���������  Yes3 What are they?   Agues���������His feet!  A Woman's Health  . Needs Constant Care  When   the   Blood   Becomes'  Poor  Disease Speedily Follows  Every woman's health is peculiarly  dependent upon the condition-of her  blood. How many women suffer'with  headache, pain in the back, poor appetite, weak digestion, a constant feeling  of weariness, palpitation of the- heart,  shortness of breath, pallor and nervousness. Of course all these symptoms may not- be present���������the more  there are the worse the condition of  the blood, and the more necessary that  you .-should begin-to enrich it without  delay. Dr. -Williams Pink-Pills are  beyond doubt-the greatest blood-building tonic offered" to the public to-day.  Every dose helps to make new, rich,  red-blood which goes to every part of  the body and brings new health and  strength to weak, despondent people.  Dr. Williams Pink Pills are .valuable  to all women, but they are particularly  useful to girls of school "age who become pale, languid "and nervous. Thin  b'ood during the growing years of a  girl's life usually means a flat-chested,  hollow-cheeked womanhood. There can  be neither health nor beauty without  red blood which given brightness to  the eyes and color to the cheeks and  lips. Dr. Williams Pink Pills do all  this as is proved in thousands of cases.  Mis. Wm. Rowe. Cailow avenue. Toronto, snys:���������"I have received so  much benefit from Dr. Williams Pink  Pills that I feel.it. my duty to recommend them to others. I was about  completely prostrated with anaemia.  I had no appetite, wps terribly weak  and subject to fainting spells." I suffered greatly from dizziness, and the  various other symptoms that accompany a bloodless condition. Remedy  after remedy was tried but to no avail  until a friend advised me to try Dr.  Williams1 Pink Pills. Before "completing the second box, I was again  enjoying splendid health, nnd have  since remained in that happy condition."  You can get Dr. Williams Pink Pills  through any medicine dealer or by  mail at 50 cents a box or six boxes  for $2.50 from The Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Brockville, _Ont.  Declining Birth Rate  . .American Writer Looks to the Rural  Population  as the Salvation  of the  Country  Society in this day is menaced both  from  the  top  and the  bottom.      The  rich und well-to-do are, for the most  part' childless,   while   the   very   rich  find* their greatest incitement in  the  divorce    couit,    the    most    effective  agency  extant for  the  destruction  of  the home and the deseciation of mar-  lage.      At  the  other    end   of  society  physicians   and   philanthropists     aie  mending the wepkhugs and the unfit,  and   so   prolonging the  existence    of  many who after life's fitful fever leave  behind thrni a generation ill-fitted to  cany on tho business of life.    By reason  of  these  two causes antagonistic  to  the grow lh  and  health of societv,  would be in a bad    way but for the  yearly influx of foieigners with their  large bioods, presently to be molded  into  citizens and  assimilated  in  our  complex yet homogeneous population:  _, There .are nowhere    to    be    found  healthier' or  more   wholesome  young  people  than  have  been  produced   in  America, and yet those of us who are  moving toward .the sunset, can discern  much-that "is calculated to fill us with  apprehension. Those who have passed  beyond middle -life can recall in their  respective neighborhoods", families  of  ten or twelve with whom they went to  the  district school,  children   born ���������of  worthy,  God-fearing, indultrious  parents,   who   fulfilled", the   expectations  had of them, did their part  nobly in  the world'and were'a^great moral force  in their day and generation..' But this  sturdy  strain   is   in  danger  of  dying  out. because of the growth of wealth  and the decline of civic virtue.    Too  many marriages in our day are marriages  of   convenience,   entered   into  for the sake of ease and  luxury, and  without any regard, to the welfare of  society. '  The saviours of our country are on  the farms if anywhere. To the sturdy;  industrious farmers is committed the  task of perpetuating a race of men and  women fitted to carry on the government the social establishment of our  country. With such a paramount responsibility resting upon them, .let  them give as much care to the/birth,  nurture and training of their children  as they do to their horses, cattle and  swine, and , all will be well* with the  republic. To do this, love and reverence for authority must abound in the  home", and the utmost care must be  exercised" in the'selection-of the companions of the children, as well as-of  the books they read. It is comparatively easy to mold the plastic mind  of childhood to love and desire the  better, higher things, but extremely  difficult to eradicate -a wrong idea  that has become fixed in the more mature intellect.���������Exchange.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Colds,   Etc,  Russian Equipment  New Shell Explains   Russians Success  on the Eastern Front  A new kind of shell, said by some  correspondents to be a Japanese invention, while others assert it is the  product of Russian scientists, is generally given the chief credit for the  success of the new Russian offensive  m despatches from Petrograd. In-  ciedible quantities of this new weapon  are being used by General Brussiloff,  and its effect is said to surpass everything witnessed in the war thus far.  "Of course, nothing can be said  about the nature of this shell," says  the Moining Post's coirespondent at  Petrogr.id, who asserts it is the product of the co-opeiative research of the  Russian universities.  /'In fighting, hitherto, the capture  of positions have been gradual processes, but on the present occasion  it, is rapid beyond belief, the destruction and capture of men coming like  .1 lightning stroke, leaving the staff  officers, whose station is from five t6  fifteen miles b6hind the firing line,  with no hopes of 'repairing the initial  mischief, and they simply fled. The  astounding quantity of booty of every  kind is'likewise'evidence of this."  An Amazing Cure For Neuralgia  Magical Rebel For Headache  The Most Effective Remedy  Known is "Nerviline"  The reason Nerviline is infallibly a  remedy  for  neuralgia  resides  in two  j veiy  remarkable  properties  Nerviline  possesses.  The first is its wonderful power of  penetrating deeply  into the tissue,  which enables it to  reach the very  souice of congestion.  Nerviline possesses another and not  less important action���������it equalizes the  circulation in the painful parts, and  thus affords a sure barrier to the re-  A Safe Pill for' Suffering Women.���������  The secluded life,of women which  permits of little healthful .exercise,  is a fruitful cause of derangements of  the stomach and liver and is accountable for the pains and lassitude that  so many of them experience. Par-  melec's Vegetable Pills will correct  irregularities of the digestive organs  and restore health and vigor. The  most delicate woman can use them  with safety, because, their action,  while effective, is mild and soothing.  establishment of congestion.  You see the relief you get from Nerviline is permanent. ' >  It doesn't matter whether tho causo  is spasm or congestion, external or infernal ; if it is pain���������equally with its  curative action upon neuralgia���������Nerviline will relieve and quickly cure  rheumatism, sciaticm, lumbago,  strains, swellings or enlarged joints,  and all other muscular aches.  Nerviline is a  puaianteed remedy.  Get the large 50 cent  family size bottle;  it is far more economical than the 25  cent trial size. Sold by dealers everywhere, or direct from the Catarrho-  zone Co., Kingston, Canada.  A Partner With Dad  Wife* Cured by Lydia E.  Pinkham's Vegetable  Compound  l^^i^-iiiiy  jiff  nfiSs^S'P'yf  11 Rt?^''s^iw9l 1  **W*afffflwWWjy-*?,  .11  ������Ss8fc������^l������������F!  rayffi|yijs|'  WsMBmslmisism  Des Moines, Iowa.���������'.' Four years ago  I was very sick and my life was nearly  spent.- The doctot-3  stated that I would  never get well with-  ou t an operation  and that without it  I would not live one  year. My husband  objected to any  operation and got  me some of Lydia E.  Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. I took  it and commenced'  to get better and am how well, am  stout and able to do my own housework.  I can recommend the Vegetable Compound to any woman who 13 sick and  run down as a wonderful strength and  health restorer. My husband says I  would have been in my grave ere this  if it had not been for your Vegetable  Compound. "���������Mrs. Blanche Jefferson, 703 Lyon St, Des Moines, Iowa.  Before submitting to a surgical operation it is wise to try to build up the  female system and cure its derangements with Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; it has saved many  women from surgical operations.  Write to the Xydia JE. Pinkham  Medicine Co., kyim, Mass., for  ������dvice���������it will foo confidential.  W.    N.  U.  0"I4  Freedom of the Seas  Mr Balfour shows that "the freedom  of tiie seas" is simply a German dodge  to cripple the use of all naval power,  American as well as British. He shows  that it would paralyse the fleets of  the world while leaving the armies  free to do what they pleased. That is  what the Germans desire. That is  what we in Great Britain will never  permit. That also is what 116 American who is capable of seeing what lies  behind a speciously sentimental  phrase v/ould drccm of assenting to.  So far as Mr Balfour's explanation  helps any American to realize that  "the freedom of the seas" is nothing  but a German scheme to make international law the handmaid of military  despotism, it will be very useful.���������  London Daily Mail.  Minard's  Cows.  Liniment   Cures   Garget   in  Baker's Bread in Great Britain  "The ordinary whitened bread has  on occasions when analysed beeii  found to contain wood-dust, bone-  dust, alum, sulphuric powder and  salts or magnesia, which enables the  flour to take up far more than the  normal amount of water. As this emasculated flour known in. the trade as  'seconds' is naturally of a grey arid  unattractive color, it is put through  a process of bleaching in order to  endeavor to give to it the look of pure  fine wheaten flour. There are two  principal ways of achieving this���������  both processes highly injurious, especially to the digestive organs and  teeth of children. One is the mixing  of alum '.with the flour, the other  bleaching it by means of chemical  fumes. There is no law to prevent  either, and no obligation to give the  purchaser any maximum of wheat in  the loaf."���������Dr. Win. A. Br'end in the  Nineteenth Century.    .  A couple of Kentuckians meeting in  a feud district, one asked the other:  "Look here. Bill, what did you  shoot at me for? I aiu't got no,quarrel .with you!" '"/  "You had a feud with Ben Walker,  didn't you?"   ���������  ���������  "But Ben's dead." ' '/;  ,  "Well, I'm his executor.'*  Preparedneis  Valuable     Suggestions   on   Preserving  of Fruits and Farm Produce  It may seem early to talk of preserving, but by the time the next  number of the Furrow appears, the  talk 1 want to make on "preparedness" would be as much too late, so  as it is to be a talk on getting, or  being ready to make war on financial  loss "in handling our fruits and other  supplies, we will lay our plans before  the time of action arrives.  Before the parcel post made a connecting link between city customer  and faim kitchen there was little  chance of making any small quantity  of farm or garden produce profitable,  but nowadays the woman who will  learn to put up fine goods can build  up a profitable market for all she has  to spare.  Some days the" supply of cherries,  currants, berries or other material is  far too small to pay, making a trip  to town; but if made into jam, jelly,  conserve, marmalade, cheese, leather,  chutney, preserve, pickle, bar-le-duc,  or other of the heavier sauces or relishes, they are ready for market when  you arc ready to let them go. and the  prices that such goods command pay  for all the trouble taken in their preparation.  Right here is where one part of the  preparedness for the battle against  loss should be made, by the early  purchase of supplies of sugar, spices,  cups, paraffin and other things that  mav be needed in tlie work. Most  of "these things eveiy reader knows  all about, but some may not know  that there is available, in different  sizes, a fibre cup, with air-tight cover,  that is better than glass for shipping  purposes, because it is practically unbreakable and much lighter. . For|  home use it is fine, because it is  opaque and does away 'with the need  for a dark closet for storage, or the  bothersome wrapping to exclude the  light.  Sometimes a quick market can be  made for the goods as fust as prepared. With other customer.-, where  a family is small, the demand may  be for a variety, and where one would  take a dozen cups of one sort the  other would want only one or two of  a kind; What then? Well, it is simply  another phase of being prepared, for  from the first cherry or currant to the  last frot-nipped wild grape, or the  even later barberry, the materials are  at hand, and some women who could  not have a large stock of one sort  could, with little trouble, make up  these assorted lots. All the melon  family can be utilized in making th*--  finest of preserved, candied, carrot  and pumpkin defy recognition in the  fancy fruit role.  Prove your ability ,and if you arc  proud of your goods, select a name,  or copyright a trademark and build  up a name for your products that will  give you your price anywhere ""  Furrow.  The Irish Problem  Irishmen of all parties and creeds  have been fighting the common enemy  together with the Englishmen, Scotsmen. Welshmen, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, and South Africans; and how can we be so bankrupt in statesmanship as not to secure  for the fufure settlement enabling  Irishmen to live in harmony within  their Island, and at the same time  establishing Irish national sentiment  as a reconciled and'satisfied aspiration  making for the strength and not the  weakness of the Empire? Lastly, it  should be evident to every Irishman,  us to every Briton, that an early solution of this 'problem would make a  real addition to the strength of the  Empire in its present hour of strain.  Everybody-,who wants to win the war  must recognize, that, whoever helps  on an Irish settlement helps to win  the war, and whoever hinders it hinders winning the war. And when the  struggle is over, how much better able  the Empire will be to make head  against the problems which will then  throng in upon'it, if the ancient sore  has been Sealed beforehand.���������London  Chronicle. ������������������      .   .  Bovine'Blue Blood  Bright farmers hold no longer to  the theory that a cow is a cow. On  the eontiary, ihey stick to the principle that a good cow is an excellent  investment and a poor cow is a  waste. That sale at Coopersburg of  12G animals for $80,000 proves that  that the bright farmers have their  pocket-books in hand ready to nay I ir  pure blood. The man who gave $3,000  for a cow knows that she is cheaper  than another cow which would cist  him 950. A cow is a living mach'ne  which converts" hay, grain and fodder into milk, and the greater her capacity to perform this process of con-  veision the better cow she is. One  of the best things our agricultural  schools have taught is the knowledge  of the superiority of first rate stock  of every kind over inferior stock It  has come to a point where a knowing  farmer,.can measure the quality of  other fprmers easily by the cows no  keeps.���������From the Philadelphia Public  Ledger.  The Russian government has ordered 200,000 tons of barbed wire in the  United States. Tlu-3 order will total  over twelve million dollars at present prices. Evidently the bear is in  the war to stay".���������Ottawa Citizen.  Bobbie, asked his father if time was  invented in Ireland, because it was  called O'Clock  -The  Major Priestly. R. A. M. C. whose  report on the horrors of th Wittenberg hospital camp, shocked the world,  has" received the C. M. G. The King  emphasized the value of his service  to the whole subject of the. treatment  01 prisoners by Germany.  Doctor���������You have nervous prostration. Buy a ticket for California at  once. Jones���������But I can't leave my  business. Doctor���������You don't need to  ���������give the ticket to your wife.  For  Pure Goodness  and   delicious,   snappy   flavour  no other  food-drink equals'  Made of wheat and a bit of  wholesome molasses, it has rich  color, aroma and taste, yet contains  no  harmful  elements.  This hot table drink is ideal  for children*-and particularly  satisfying to all with whom tea  or coffee disagrees.  Postum comes in two .forms:  The original Postum Cereal requires boiling; instant Postum  is made in.the cup-instantly, by  adding boiling water.  For a good time at table and  better health all 'round Postum  tells its own story.  ������  sa  >;  Sold   by   Grocers   everywhere.  Canadian Postum Cereal Co., I,td..  Windsor. Out.  -������������t������  Wherein a Farmer's Son Was Encour-  Aged  to Take  an  Interest  in  the  Business  Yes. I like the farm and I am going  to stay with it," said a young man  who had just completed the short  course in a Middle Western college  of agriculture. .    ������  "The first property that I remember  ever having owned consisted of some  crippled and 'runt' chickens which  had been given to me by a neighbor."  I cared for them and when they were  sold I had three dollars to invest in  clucks. In the duck deal I also put  all the pennies I had received from  mother for gathering up the eggs. The  next season I-sold ducks and eggs to  the value of $17.85.  "I added some savings from other  sources and was able to buy a grade  Hereford steer for $27.50. To pay for  the keep of this fellow I grew a patch  of coin ,and helped to replant and  weed all on the place. When the steer  was ready for market I sold it for  sixty dollars and bought a mule colt,  the pick of a bunch of twelve that  father had bought. I kept the mule,  broke it and worked it until it was  five-year old.  "It was just about this time that  the bank in which father is interested  voted to if sue some additional sto.'k.  Lsold the mule and, became a banker.  With the returns on. this investment,  added to from some small farm produce sales, I bought another steer.  When it __ was fattened I had left  seventy-two dollars, and with this and  more bank dividends I -branched out  in the cattle business, buying three  steers this time. These were fattened  with three or four carloads that father  was feeding, but I paid my part. These  steers brought mc $215.  "The spring after the three steers  were sold father was buying mules,  ���������'picking them up.' ~A very likely span  of three-year-olds was bought for S223.  The steer money and some of that  year's bank dividend  paid the  bill.  "Since that 'time I have bought a  wagon, a good set of harness and a  cultivator, making payment out of  the bank stock dividends.  "In the whiter of 1912-13 I bought  sixteen head of black calves, which  were sold next May for $800. The  money was invested in Shorthorn  cows, which with their calves are now  worth  twice  what they cost.  "Yes, I'm going back home. Father  was over here during Farmers' Week,  and although he has always believed  in up-to-date methods he is stronger  than ever for them now because of  his visit. We built a silo last summer, anel we have owned a manure  spreader so long that it's almost worn  out.  "We have 540 acres now. Father  has sold me an interest in the place  and we are going to be partners."���������  W. L. Nelson in the Country Gentleman.  To Foretell  Fine Weather,  Many   Simple   Weather   Signs   Based  Upon  Scientific Facts.  If you  want fine weather,- look for  fine-weather   signs.      Here  are  sorrfe  of  the   most    reliable/ -for    they   are  based upon the scientific*facts. ,��������� They ���������  are given in St. Nicholas:    .    "'*- ���������-' --  When the sun sets in a sea of glory/.-  that is,  when-the sunset sky, is * red/  you may expect clear weather on- the  following day. *' .','    -.    *  At nighti when the moon is clear  and shows clean edges, with no halo  or ring of mist ,surrounding ,it, there  is little danger of.rain.   ���������'- .-���������-���������*  When tlie .wind blows steadily from '  the   west   the   weather 'will   continue  fair; it very rarely.-rains in the"eastern-States with the'1 wind "in. the west.  Watch the smoke from .a-chimney  or from your campfire���������it is-a-, good'  barometer. If the smoke rises'Miigh '-  it means clear weather. The smoke ,"  will also show you from which direc-'''  tion the wind is blowing; so will a'  flag on  an upright flagstaff.  A gray early morning, not a heavy',,  cloudy one, promises a fair day.       *    r  A   heavy   dew   at  night'is-seldom'"  followed by rain- the next day/ "Think" '  of it this way and you will-remember-.  Wet feet, dry head.--   -        .  -~,-.i'~<.r  If there are no clouds at the weat>  ern horizon, you -"need not' worry '  about others. . . - -     -*       -*_ ���������,  Animals aro said often to,show by .  their  actions . what  the   weather, will ,  be, and there is reason in this/ Some'"  of them certainly    have a knowledge "  of coming storms.    We  are told that/  spiders   are    especially    sensitive   to'  weather   changes,,  and,     when     they  make new webs the weather will"   be  fair;  if they continue  spininK during  a shower, it will soon clear off.  j      -    j*u.'  ir    1 :  '���������-i-d  t f >   j ������������������5l  i''*.'Sfa*3jT  ,1 VXT&\  V*  1  ''  "vine's  Z-.v ",i,/,|  ���������f' f. -/'I  Why suffer from corns when they  can be painlessly rooted out by using  Holloway's  Corn Cure.  The Future of India  Men who are good enough to fight  the battles of the Empire in France  cannot be denied the gift of at least  a great measure of autonomy in their  affairs at home. But the whole atmosphere of our lelations to India  will certainly be found to have undergone a change as the result of the  war. India has identified herself with  the Empire in a manner never dreamt  of hitherto; she can no more be treated  as an appendage, to be dragged inertly in the wake of the living body  of the Empire. Certainly she can no  more be "forgotten." An}-one acquainted with the startling developments  of political self-consciousness in India during these few months, among  the Princes, among the soldiers in  France, among their relatives and  friends at. home in India, will assuredly testify to the gravity of the task  before us.���������London Daily News.  Trade Openings in Russia  Russia is sure to require vast quantities of rails, locomotives, agricultural and mining machinery in the,  reconstructive era which is to follow  the lean years of demolition and inanition. The 180.000,000 people do not  intend to stand still, and a new light  dawns already upon the darkness" of  medieval superstition and ignorance  among the peasantry. The population  must be taught to buy, and circular  literature will not suffice for that education. The men who get the business  will be those who go after it in person.���������Philadelphia Ledger.  When the Dairy Act, relating to paying for milk test at cheese factories,  comes into force there will be an incentive for patrons to select and breed  their herds for butter-fat production.  Under the old method of paying according to quantity, the patron with  the low testing herd was being paid  more than his milk was really worth  for making cheese, while the high  testing milk was sold below value.~  Varmers' Advocate.  . .Three sisters of Lords have become"  form laborers in England, including  the sister of Lord Fitzwilliam.  Minard's' Liniment/-Cor/' Limited;"  Gents,���������I cured a valuable "hun't/n*--.  dog of mange  with MINARD'S LINIMENT after several veterinaries had  treated   him   without  doing  him   any  permanent good.  Yours, &c,  WILFRID GAGNE  Prop, of Grand Central Hotel.  Drummondville, .Aug.  3.   '04.  "^  '-  ,-X  \--/?f  Canada's First Farmer  The first farmer settler in Canada  who lived on the produce of the soil  was Louis Hebert, an apothecary from  Paris, who landed in Quebec in 1617  with his wife and children, and at  once started to clear and cultivate the  soil on what Is now the site of the  Cathedral of Quebec, of the Seminary  and of this part of the Upper Town  extending from Ste. Famille street, to  the Hotel Dieu. At that time that  part of the city was called "Hebert'3  Farm." With a spade as his only  tool, he worked and re-worked the soil  until he was ready to receive seed.  He threw in the seed from France!  planted apple and rose trees, and.at  last, saw undulating in the breeze, the  golden ears, the flowers and fruits  fiom his motherland. The third centenary of the landing of Louis Hebert.  will be commemorated in Quebec in  1917, and a Citizen's Committee has  been formed to erect a monument to  the first farmer of the colony.  that  just  O'Toole���������Phwat's the matter  ye didn't spake to Mulligan  now?    Have  ye  quarrelled?  O'Brien���������That we have not. That'?  the insurance av our frindship.  O'Toole���������Phwat do ye mane?  O'Brien���������Sure it's this way. Mulligan an' I are that devoted to wait  another that we can't bear the idea  of a .quarrel; an' as we aro both  moighty quick-tempered we've resolved not to spake to wan another at all,  for fear we break the frindship.  . t    "   -.  The Sultan of Durfar, whose fcroopi  were so thoroughly beaten in the desert a few weeks ago, was the same-  gentleman that was liberated from  the old Mahdi's prison of Khartoum  by Kitchener in 1898: His-punishment now is considered by Egyptians  to be the finest' act that has been.,  performed by the British since the"  war began. .  French   army   officers   have   solved  the problem, of travelling over desert"  sands with a light- sledge, driven by  an aerial propellor,. which makes fair"  speed  and climbs grades  easily. ,  "Did you say he lived in New -York- ���������  day   in   and   clay  out?"   "No,   day, in  and night out !"-  Granulefcd Eyelids^  Eyes' inflamed by expo-  euretoSua.BustandWiBi  fF^/fSkflsi 9uicWy"Ji������eTdbyMB!189  SLy 151������ Cye������!ewdy.NoSrnMt������R  *P-rvhJw^. .^ust Eye Comfort. At  Vour Druggist**' 50c per Bottle. Marine Iiyft  galvcinTubes25c. ForBwkellheEyeFroeack  Druggie 01 SiJurtee Rye Umtiy Co., Cfaka&T --'',,-%. A-s  ,-:-',-'  ."'A--**Ji^r'c"'"!!*'*^ ^*i? * ������������������V*"''7,r'-'������^*t!'^-"������  THE     GAZETTE,      HEDLEY,      B. ,   C.  :K  60I6IMM60.  ������ ������ ������  "The Big Store"  General  Merchants  KEREMEOS, B. C.  SING LEE  Laundry, Contracting of all  kinds, Ditch digging, Wood  Sawing, Clearing lana, Cooking and all kinds of Chinese  Labor.  Kkremeos, B.C..  for the month of June. Jf your  name does not appear your  subscription has not been received during the month. In  some cases subscriptions are  paid in advance and have previously been acknowledged. I  you are in arrears please hand  your subscription to the Treasurer. Collections made as per  list, month of June, $882.75. Of  this amount $145.60 was sub-,  scribed for the Hedley Enlisted  Men's Fund. The balance,  $737.15, was subscribed for the  Canadian Patriotic Fund.  Following will show the  amounts remitted to the Canadian Patriotic Fund:  October, 1914 $1001 75  January, 1916       597 00  February, 1916. ...      772 00  March, 1916      .752 75  April, 1916........   .  747 50  May, 1916       747 95  June, 1916       791 85  July, 1916.:.......      737 15  baagBK-u i-.^c&J&^*sjz^^.<s#EsiU' a^'*a'g3*iaaBB3aBg^^  Simpiy a little rub with a cloth keeps the highly burnished cooking top always glistening, dustless clean, without blacking; in four pieces it cannot warp or bulge.  tfjajte  It won't be hard to decide what range you want in your  kitchen after I show you the Kooteriay's special features.  ' 867  Sold by  Hedley Trading Co., Ltd.  Hedieu Trading 6o, yd  NEW  Cb$ *Mey Gazette  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  Subscriptions In Advance  Per Year $2.00  "   (United States)  2.50  Advertising Rates  ..' .Measurement,. 12 lines to the inch.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  Inch, $1.25 for one insertion. 25 cents for  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  12- cents per line for first insertion and 8  cents per lino for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch por month  , $1.25; over 1 inch and up to 4 inches, $1.00  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 310.00.  (Where more than one claim appears  in notice, 92,50 for each additional  claim.)  Jas. W. Geikr, Publisher.  Hedley, B. C. Aug. 31. 1916.  ������������������ He who does me once, shame on him;  He who does me twice, shame on me."  A note has been receiyed from  the Provincial Woman's Suffrage Referendum Association,  asking for space, of course without payment. As the husbands  are not any too liberal in ad7  vancing* money for campaign  purposes, we gladly give them  space. If woman's suffrage becomes law, the ladies cannot  make a poorer selection of material for cabinet positions than  their., fathers, husbands, sons  and-brothers have done. And,  then,- some of the. husbands,  under proper legislative enactments, may become household  utilities instead of bar room  nuisances. The ladies are mild  in their campaign methods.  Here are a few sentences from  their circular to the press: " To  prevent any possible misconception, the association would point  out that, if Woman's Suffrage  is carried by a clear majority  of those voting on the question  at the election on September  14th, the women shall have the  vote after March 1st, 1917, no  matter whether a Liberal or  Conservative government is returned to power.  "On September 14th|one;of the  ballot papers will present the  following question: 'Are you in  favor of the extension of electoral franchise to women ?'  "The women of B. C. are  looking for a favorable reply."  $6147 95  C. P. Dallon,  Sec-Treas.  We hereby certify that  we  have examined  the books and  accounts of the Hedley Patriotic  Funds  Committee and find the  above statement to be  correct.  H. D. Barnes   "i a ���������-,.,  F. M. Gillespie/AudlfcoVs-  PAT-ROLL DEDUCTIONS, JUNE, 1916.  W. Sampson  $ 5.00  M. L. Gezon       5.00  Friend,...:      8.00  B. W. Knowles       5.00  Wm. Lonsdale  10.00  0. E. Prior       5.00  A. Chue       5.00  S. L. Smith      4.00  G. E. French       3.50  John Smith       4.50  P. Murray ;...      6.00  G. M. Gilbei t         5.00  P. G. Wright       4.00  C. A. Brown      4.00  V. Zackerson .'       4.00  H, E. Hanson  4.00  W. Mathew  4.00  R. S. Collin  5.00  J. W. Wirth  4.50  W. W. Corrigan  4.50  L. C. Rolls  3.75  R. Boyd  3.75  P. Millett  3.75  H. F. Jones  5.00  T. C. Porteous  4.50  G. W. WiitHnen  4,50  S. C. Knowles.  4.00  E. H. Simpson  4.00  T. Henderson  4.00  H. T. Rainbow  4.50  G. Knowles  5.00  G. Stevens  4.75  T. R. Willey  4.00  J. G. Webster  5,00  R. Claie  4.00  J. Hardman  4.00  T. E. Bui'i-us  4.00  M. McLeod : 4.50  Geo. Walker ." 3.75  R. L. Jones  4.00  A. F. Loonier      3.75  A. J. King  4.00  A. Beam   4.00  R.JPorritt  4.00  Fred Pearce .*     3.50  A. Rawnsley .'     4.00  B. Rescore  4.00  Geo. Ransom  4.00  W. Ray  2.00  C. Rause  4.75  J. Roden.' ���������  2.75  J. Snell  4.00  Ole SciL-enes  5.00  W. J. Stewait  5.75  Swan Sweedling  3.50  C. A. Selquist  3.50  Casper Steen   3,50  W. W. Savage  3.50  A.W.Vance'.  4,75  J. Williamson  3.50  F. Williams  3,75  D. Weny  2.00  Fk. Wyberg  4,00  F C Chapman '  3.50  F Carlson  4.00  S Dogadin  3,50  C E Eiicson '  4.00  Clans Eiicson  2.10  W. T. Grieves  4.00  A. Nyhorg ,  3.50  W. Sutherland T  2.10  AV. Trezona  4 00  T Baird  2!o0  K Jackson  2,00  C  Olson  3.00  J Brown  3,50  J McC-mlny ". "~ d.OO  Joe Gerules  4.00  O T Norman  3.50  HEDLEY���������TOWN  LIST.  W. J. Cormack $ ^3.50  J. K, Fraser  5.00  G. P. Jones \ ..     20.00  JohnBeale  3.0O  G. A. Riddle  3.00  H. D. Barnes ' ;  5.00  C. P. Dalton...'  4.50  T. Horswell        3.00.  M. Gillespie      10.00  .00  .00  A,  F,  A. Winkler   J. Jackson   T. H. Rotherham  W, T.Butler   C. Batnum   G. McEachren...  Miss Roche   J. D. Brass   R. J. Edmond   F. H. French   W. A. McLean...,  Jus. Stewart..- .-.,  MissL. Beale   John Mairhofor...  Mit-sE. Clare   James Clarke   James Ci itchley...  The Daly Reduction Co     200  R. J. Corrigan ;   S. E. Hamilton   B. Rolls   A. J. McGibbon (June-July  Friend   Miss M Beale \   E D Boeing   J Murdoch '   o.  5.  5.00  3.00  1.00  5.00  2.00  5.00  3.00  5.00  5.00  2.00  1.00  5.00  2.00  2.50'  1.00  00  4.00  5.00  2.50  5.00  10.00  1.00  5.00'  3.00  Flower Vases  Teapots  Tumblers  Water Pitchers  See   the JA/ihdow.  Hedley Trading Go. ltd.  Similkameen Waterworks Compaay  (Limited.)  Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Similkameen Water Works Company, Limited, will be held at the registered office  of the Company, Hedley, in the Province of British Columbia, on Monday,  the fourth day of September, 1916, at  the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon,  for the purpose of electing Directors  of the Company for Lhe ensuing year,  and other business which can be  properly brought before the Annual  Meeting.  Dated this 21st day of August. A. D.  1916. S. L. Smith,  Secretary.  F. Bentley  3.50  Ed. Hossack.'  3.50  A. W. Harper  3.50  J. Gaaie  3.50  J. Jamieson '  4.00  W- Knowles  5.00  W. W. McDougall  3.50  J. Donnelly  3,75  $10.00 REWARD.  T. L. xerry....  Leo Brown....  G. E. McClure.  D. Curry   W. Robertson.  Jps. Whyte...  F. Decario   A. Sand berg...  D. Henderson,,  R. Anderson...  A. Appleton      3.50  A. Ross      3.50  N. Stechishin ,....     3.50  T. Bysouth.      4.00  3.50  3.50  3.50  3.50  3.75  3.50  3.50  3.50  3.50  4.00  Ten Dollars Reward will be paid bv  the undersigned for information that  will lead so the recovery of the follow-  the following animals 'which strayed  from the range at Hedley, B. C., the  first week in June-  One gray mare, 10 years old, branded OssO on right shoulder and Z4 on  left hip, and sucking colt.  One iron gray yearling colt, branded  same as mare on right shoulder.  One bay 3-year-old |gelding, branded  curb bridle bit on left hip.  A. \V. Harper, Hedley, B. C.  Medley's Contingent  Following is the list of the men who  have gone to the   front   from Hedley.  The   Gazette   publishes   them  in   the  hope, that our readers will not   fail to  remember these bravo fellows who are  lighting   our   battles   for   us.    Write  theni a letter occasionally, to let them  know  you   are .keeping "The   Home  Fires    Burning.'   Addresses    gladly  furnished on request.  Pte. Sid Edwards (Killed in Action)  L. C, Blair Mills (Killed  in Action)  Pte. W. Fullmer  "   J. Staplelon  "   J. Frame  "   Tom Corrigan  "   Ehenzer Vans, (Died in Hospital)  ���������-   Roy Corrigan  "   N. B. Kwait  "   Bobby Robertson  "   Jack Howe  "   Dan Devane  "   Dan Dollernore  "   J. T. N. Hepper  "   Arthur Coles  "   Bert Schubert  Corp.    Frank Dollernore  "   M. J. Meher, (Y01 kie)  L.-Corp. T. C Knowles  Pte. Rod McDougall  "   R. James  ."   M. H. L. Jacomhs  "   E. J. Rotherham  "   Arthur Freeman  "   C. Christiana  "   J. Corrigan  Gunner Chas. Saunders  Pte, A. P, Mai-tin  Seigeant A. W. Jack  Pte. T. Calvert  "   W. Liddicott  "   George Boxall  "   W. Tucker  "   Fred Beck  HEDLEY GAZETTE  JOB DEPARTMENT  WHEN YOU ARE  Letterheads  Billheads  Envelopes -  Statements  Meal Tickets  Milk Tickets  Ball Programs  Posters  TRY US  IN NEED OF-  Dodgers, Dates -  Circulars  Invitations  -'  ��������� Business-Cards    -  Bills of-Faro -  Memo Heads  Butter Wrappers  Visiting Cards  = WE GIVE SATISFACTION  2nd Lieut. A. E. Denman  Pte. J. McClinto'-'k  "    A, B. S. Stanley  "    Homer McLean.  Pioneer Nick Pickard,  Pte J M Donovan,  Pte Win Burioiighs.  A letter received this week  by Mrs. Wm. Robertson from  Nick Pickard says he- has arrived safely in England and is  getting ready for a tour through  Germany with the 11th C. M. B.  The entry of Roumania into  the world war was put on the  screen at the   opening of the  show in the Star  day evening.  theatre Mon-  MONTHLY REPORT  Hedley Patriotic Fund Committee  The Hedley Patriotic Funds  committee submit the following j K  report covering collections made J <*��������� Prideaux  L. Basso   J. R. Brown   E. Berg...   J. Coulthard   J. Dragoes r   Joe DeGregerio  4.00  O. Franzen   3.50  J. Grieve  4.25  J. Galitzky  4.00  M. Gillis  4.25  H. Grenquist  2.10  R. Hambly  4.00  J. A. Holland..  2.50  J. Hancock  4.00  W. Hambly :  5.00  J. Hossack .-.' 3.50  P. Johnson  4.00  S. Johns  5.00  P.R.Johnson  3.50  C. G. Johnson  4.00  L. Johns  4.00  O. Lindgren.  3.75  L. S. Morrison  5.50  H. H. Messinger  4.00  W. Mitchell  1.75  G. Malta  4.00  J. Martin ..."  4.00  A. Nicholson  4.00  O. Peterson  5.00       10.00  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  Take Notice that Richard L, Cawston, the younger, of Keruinegs, cattle  rancher, intend*- to apply for permission to lease the following described  lands: Commencing at a post planted  oru> milf 1101 th of the 1101 th-easb angle  of Lot 2030s; thence north 80 chains;  thence west 40 chains; thunce south  80 chains; thence east 40 chains containing three h.mdii'd and twenty  acres. RICHARD L. CAWSTON, Jr.  Dated July 10th 1910  STMILKAMEEN LANP PTSTRJPT.  Be NiGKei Plate  Barter ������nop  SATISFACTORY, SANITARY  TONSQRIflL SERVICE  This shop it equipped with  Baths and all the latest  Electrical Appliance.-!,  . T. BUTLER, ��������� Prop.  Take Notice that Henry A. Barei-Jo  of Keremeos, cattle rancher, inteiujs  to apply for peimiss-Ion to lease the  following described lands:���������(louiinonc*  ing at a post planted at the south-east  angle of Lot 1469s; thence south 40  chains; thence oast 80 chains; thence  north 40 chains; thence'west 80 chains  to the point of commencement, and  containing three 'hundred' and twenty  acres. HENRY A. BARCELO.  Paied -Tuly 5/tli, 101(1.  J���������-f JCL'    JT  venitog  In aid of the Christmas Hamper Fund  for Hedley Enlisted Men,  Rainbow's Orchestra  Tickets $1.50.     Supper by the Ladies  SJMJLKAMEEN   LAND   DISTRICT.  Take Nutlet' that Henry A.- Bareplo  of Keremi'oi*, t'llttle raiifdipr, intends  to apply for permission fo lease l}je  following described lands' Commencing at a post planted at the nevth past  angle of Lot 208������s, thence' north 80  chains; thence west 80 chains; .thence  south 80 chains thence east 80 chains  to point 01 oininencement and con-1  taining 040 acres .  Dated July 10th, J01(5.  HENRY A. BARCELO.  PAINTING  K/ILIOMININO  TERMS MODERATE,  DALY  Trade Mark*3  Designs  Copyrights &e  Anyone sending a sketch and description maj  quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an  invention la p-obnbly patentable. Communlca,  tlonsatrlotlyconfldejitlal. HANDBOOK on Patents  aont free. Oldest agency for securing patents.  Patents taken tbroimh Munn & Co. receive  special notice, without ohnrjre, in the  ������yppsi������ of Coal Mining Ileplatipjjs  ftp yiiWj TprV tpri-', 'tlip ^VWA^SSrSh"  ts G'olniiiW, rrriay tip' yi sprl' tor* Unit at  twenty-one years at an anmiW rental of s rm  aero. Notii.oro than 2,500 acres vvi X lui ypH  to 0110 applicant. h-usu'i  Application for a leaso must be mado bv t ho ���������  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  Sresitualoa'. }' th������ HfihtS applio^^f������'  m.a! H'll'v<Jyetl torritory the land must ho ilos-  Snibyo?ti0ns' or ,^1. sub-di visions Of  btctlons, and 111 unsurvoyod territory the niter  hSnP.spllf01'Shall.beSt,lkodout'    0������������������PP"amt  feo o?%^}^^1^^^^iWP'fi'l .<->'  applied'-   v?ibi>.  A  ablp on  Per tp|i,  n.nhAPJ,.^0,n<e������Brfttin? tho.mi'nesiiiiii furnish  fL������v3fmt with sworn returns neooiintinc tdr  the full quantity of mercliaiitable ,,g r������r  and pay  ing I'ighi  .,....- accounting 1  . ��������� merchantable .       iffli,  royalty thereon. - I  quantity  tho roya  ing rights are not.being operated sn  should be furnished at least once a.yu  A handsomely ...     _  dilation of any aolaiitino journal.   *T0rir.s, $3 ������  year :_four months, |1. 8oiabya|I npwetlealero.  Branch OflQcp. hb V Bt. Washington" D. 0.  'J  lied  ooal-min-  roturns  n������ ��������� year.  Ihe lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but tho lesscemay.be pormitrccfti'vw-  chase whatever available surface rights mi v  be considered necossary for tbo 'vorkinir of Hi'),  mino at tho rate of "lO.OO nn acre  For full information  made to the  tho Interior, uiuiwn, ov o any Aimiifc'ni' 'Snh-  Agent of I'ominiuii Lands. ..*>������������"< 01 bub-  W. W.UORY,  Dpputy Minister of the Interior  ill information application should be  ���������the Seorotary of the Uonartn.out of  N.U.-Ulifiiithoiiiied publicnti  tisomont will not be paid for.  thisadve  liflm  PKWjSNWnrvff^HaKnviinKfKfCfn'^r.'  " "^ iii'iiniiiriiiMiTi>'iiiiwiiiiiiiiiiMTiiiriii>Mi>

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