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 yLW A?  sCUlb]y  Volume XII.      Number ������<).  HEDLEY, B. C, THUBSDAT, DECEMBER 21,  1916.  $2.00, In Advance  Travel by Autocall up Phone No. 12  IT A good stock of Uorses and Rigs on  Hand.   if Orders for' Teuming  promptly attended to.  WOOIV.FOR. SALEI  l TOWN AND DISTRICT  on  PflLfl6E  JUiveru, Feed & Sale Stables  Phone. I2.<  ��������� HKDT.EY-'B. O.  D. J. INNIS  Proprietor  S. Thomps n .     riioN-E sevmouk &m  MOB. WKSTKHN OAN.ADA  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Stee! Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng.     -  . Offices and Warehouse, 847-03 Bcatty Street; ���������  .    Vancouver, B. C.  RP.BROWN  British Columbia Land Surveyor  Tel. No. 27 P. O. Dkaweb 160'  PENTICTON,  B. C.  P.W.GREGORY  CIVIL ENGINEER" and BRITISH  . COLUMBIA LA.ND SURVEYOR  Star Building       -       Princeton  WALTER CLAYTON C.   E.   HASKINR  .CLfly-TON & HflSKINS  Barristers,, Solicitors, Etc.  MONEY TO  LOAN  PENTICTON,        -        B. C  DR. J. L. MASTERS  l>KVl'rST.  office in. covert block.  Oroville, Wash  km*** Haw********** **zsisZaini*xv  x  X  Grand Union |  Hotel I  - ��������� *  MEDLEY,  British Columbia |  Rates���������$1.50 a Day and Up  First-Class Accommodation.  Bar Stocked with Best Brands  of Liquocand Cigars  A.   WINKLER,     Proprietor  X  1  X  I  X  t Tho G. N.  unlimited was  timo going north Saturday.  Jim Martin of the Nickel  Plato left Saturday last for  Seattle.  For Rent���������Dec.' 1, 1016, Neil  McLeod's house. Apply C P.  Daltoii. *  Miss Todd, principal of the  high school, leaves today for  the coast.  D."Woods has completed the  season's work on his claims on  Nickel Plate hill.    -  Yesterday-sleighs wore used  for the first time this season on  tho streets of- Hedley.  Miss Dill, teacher at the N. P.  mine, leaves today to spend the  holidays at the const.  The Star theatre has heen  closed for a few weeks to make  necessary improvements.  The Gazette wishosits readers  a pleasant Christmastide and  greater prosperity iu 1917.  Walter Savage of thediamond  drill - crew left .Saturday to  spend a few weeks in Spokane.  This morning a number of  local gunmen left for Keremeos  to hold up that town for their  Christmas turkeys.  Nat Darling and Al. Campbell " of Vancouver, tho well-  known and popular drummers,  were in town Tuesday.  S. L. Smith of the Daly Reduction company leaves today  for Vancouver to spend tlie  holidays with his family.  The    Anglican    church   was  crowded  morning and evening  to hear Ven. Archdeacon Heath-  cote, who is an  able and force-  speaker,  After January 1 train service  on the Great Northern will.be  Mondays^ Wednesdays and Fridays, instead of Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays as at  present.  The Christmas treo of tho  Union Sunday-school will be  held in the church Saturday  evening. Parents and friends  invited. The Christmas tree  for tho tots will be held in the  school room of the church Sunday afternoon.  Miss McKinnon of thepublic  school leiives Saturday for her  home in Vancouver. Miss McKinnon has been very successful as a teacher here, and her  resignation is regretted by both  parents and pupils. This afternoon an entertainment will be  given by the children of her  room.  w*  -^  CANADA  NATS  fa  ���������jui  PUBLIC NOTICE is'hereby given under the authority of the "War Measures  Act, 1914," that during the first week'in January, 193 7, an inventory will be made  by the Post Office Authorities, of every -ria^c between the ages of sixteen and sixty-  five, residing in Canada.  National Service Cards and addressed envelopes for their return to Ottawa  have been placed in the hands of all Postmasters for distribution amongst the  persons required to fill in such cards. Every male peixon of the prescribed ages  is required to fill in and return a card enclosed in an envelope within ten days  of its receipt.  Any person who fails to receive a card and envelope may obtain  the  upon application to the nearest Postmaster.  same-  R. B.  Ottawa, 15th December, 1916.  BENNETT,  Director General.  GOD SAVE THE KING.  NATIONAL SERVICE WEEK  1st to 7th JANUARY.  Well, I haven't got any. Both  Jack Frame and I were recommended, but we don't know if  we will get them .or not. Jack  for packing a wounded officer  in under shell fire, aud 1 for  dressing a wounded officer and  three wounded men and staying with them in a shell hole  until-help came.- Don't worry  iibout me, for I think I have a  charmed life. Tell some of the  people around there to write.  We will answer all."  NICKEL PLATE  n*9ttiKK*M&&MKPMVitV^KKXKHK>,Jli  me*  HEDLEY MEAT  MARKET  ��������� as ���������  &=  All kinds of fresh aud  cured meats, always on  hand. Fresh Fish on  sale   overy   Thursday.  R. J. EDMOND, Prop.  K������  GREAT NORTHERN  HOTEL  HEDLEY-B.C.  Bar and Table the Beat.   Rates Moderate  First Class Accommodation  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor.  -Jn^be .report of of St. John's  Lmild bazaar, in the Keremeos  correspondence a couple of  weeks- ago, it was stated that  Mrs. J nth and Mrs. Brown had  charge of the fancy work booth.  ft should have read "Mrs. Frith  and Mrs. Bowen." A printer's  mistake, and an easy one to  make owiug to similarity in the  written or printed appearance  ot the two names. Insetting type  a printer does not deal in words  particularly, but iu groups of  them. He glances at the copy  and then sets'-as much as he can  remember. It may be a ph rase,  a sentence oi- a paragraph, from  one to half a dozen lines, all depending upon the stylo and  clearness of the composition, so  it would be easy to read Brown  for Bowen if one were in a rush.  The following is an extract  from a letter from Bobby Robertson to his mother, which arrived   this  week:   "I   received  ei^hLIe,tters from you, Helen  and Phebe today, and was more  than glad to hear from you.  Yes, I heard about Billie's death  but I thought it best for you to  find out from headquarters,  bam McCurdy, Billie Benzie.  Jack Frame and I were wounded, but we are getting on fine.  l ou were asking about a medal, j  Successful  Smoker Held  in  the  City  Above the Clouds.  A good time was enjoyed on  the hill Saturday night at tho  boarding house by all the male  sex in the way in the way of a  good old-time smoker, which  being iu part the beginning of  the Christmas festivities. The  contributions subscribed for the  occasion a few weeks previously  were equally divided for the  smoker and the children's Christmas tree. Thus a balance of .$65  was kept to stock up the tree  with good things for the children on the hill, so things look  bright up here for. the'young  ������������������* Niekelplalers.'/  The smoker was certainly.a  huge success and "well managed  by the committee 'who handled  the affair. Mr.' J. R. Brown,  who was chairman for the occasion, took his seat promptly  at 8 o'clock and started the ball  rolling by ��������� that old familiar  toast, "Have one on me," which  was immediatelv responded to  with "He's a Jolly Good Fellow," seconded by Mr. William  Greaves, who then introduced  some of "Tuckett's Best," and  everything was shaping itself  into a fine evening".  Vlr. Fred Cadweil started the  vocal part off .with that good  old song, "I'm Longing for that  Dear Old Home Again," followed by several encores.  Mr.   Win.  Kennedy, who   is  certainly the  "Male Molba" of  the hill, rendered several of the f  latest popular songs in a manner long to be remembered.  Mr. T. Barlow's selection.  "Cowboy's Lament," was much'  appreciated.  Mr. Johnny Hancock, who is  always there for the occasion,  introduced some of the good  old comics, which caused roars  of laughter.  Mr. W. Tims rendered that  little ditty, "Little Bit off tho  Top Will Do for Me," which  was joined in by all, followed  by "Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer !"  Mr. Dan McLeod- with "Woe  Deoeh-an-Doris" which brought  roars of laughter, and as an  encore, "A Long Way to Tip-  perary."  The Nickel Plate Quartette,  which is certainly a good one,  rendered several  of tho latest.  Not forgetting Mr. Joe Brown,  who filled -in with a couple of  good old timers. Mr. Fred  Pearcc recited "The Collier  Lad," showing high elocutionary talent.  Mr. Nic Yupinshin, the noted  contortionist, gave an excellent  performance in his lino.  Mr. Ous Malum and Mr. Tipp  indulged in a wrestling match,-  best two out of three, which  was certainly some class, Mr.  Tipp "being given the decision,  this bringing to a" close an evening's entertainment which was  enjoyed by all.  With three cheers for the  ladies, who furnished the eats,  and a vote of thanks to the  committee and chairman, and  to Mr. George Stevens, who presided at the piano, everyone  joined in singing "Auld Lang  Syne," going home with the  feeling of good fellowship which  marked the evenings proceedings.^���������Com.  Letter from R. James.  My Dear Miis. Sproulk��������� j  have been intending to writo to  you for ever so long, but until  now I have not put the inclination into practice.  Needless to say I have been  in some hot corners since 1 last  wrote. I am not going to attempt giving you a description  of "any of them, but I am glad  to say that so far "the devil has  looked after his own" and I  have escaped the love tokens  which Fritzie keeps sending us.  You will have heard that  Bert Schubert had been killed  and also .that Jack Howe bad  got a "blighty."  The old 5-ith went over the  parapet last Saturday morning  and gave Fritz a good dose of  hell before breakfast, and succeeded in pushing him a little  nearer to his beloved "Fader-  land." They went over to a man  and no stragglers.  You will be very pleased to  hear that Alex. Jack distinguished himself in great shape.  He handled his company aftor  all the officers had been put out  of action like a born soldier. I  believe that the last has not  been heard of his work. He deserves any recogninion that the  powers that be may .give .him.  1   am   now              1--1-:  forward to having an early  trip home, for dame rumor has  it that leave is going to start  very soon in the battalion, and  without any exaggeration the  5-ith deserves it, for we have  done some good work since we  crossed tho channel.  I have nothing more of any  iutorest to toll you, so I will  conclude with an apology foi-  my rotten handwriting, but circumstances are such that do  not produce good   penmanship.  Please give my  best regards  to all  Hedley  friends and  ac-..  copt tho same both for yourself  and Mr. Sproule.    As this letter  will probably reach you aiound  the festive  season, J take   this  opportunity   of   wishing   both  Mr.    S.   and   yourself   a   very  pleasant Christmas and a happy  and prosperous New Your.    Au  re voir.    Yours sincerely,  R. Jamks.  Another Dividend.  On the 13th of this month a  dividend of three per cent and  an additional dividend of 2 per  cent was declarded by the Hedley Gold Mining Company, payable December 30. This makes  a total for''the year of 20 per  cent oh the outstanding stock  of the company, or $2-10.000.  Women havo lots of trouble.  One in Northporl: labored so in  combing her hair that she broke  her collar bone. One iu Spokane almost burned her eye out  with a curling iron. One iu  Wonatehee had her hair all  burned oil' by her curling papers  catching fire. A Palouse wo-  man, iu using her husband's  false tooth for a pie marker, inoculated the pie with whiskey;  her children partook of the  pastry, got an appetite for  booze, grew up, then died drunkards.���������Republic .Journal.  In the recount in the  riding election by His  Judge Form, Chas. F.  Liberal,   was   declared  Slocan  Honor  Nelson,  elected  by one majority. In Esquinmlt  looley, Conservative, counted  m by two majority.  In tho by-elections all the  cabinet ministers were elected  by acclamation excepting Mac-  donald and Smith of Vancouver. Ralph Smith may possiblv  be defeated.  eagerly.  look in'  The Guggs pay   their  expert,  Fred Hellman,  $250,000  a year.  Quicksilver is* thirteon and a.  hall" times 'as ljeavy'a.s water. 0?HE     GAZETTE.     HEDLEY.      B.      0,  -'-*--��������� '^.v-  Doctor Tells How to Strengthen  Eyesight 50 per cent In One  Week's Time in Many Instances  A Free Prescription You Can Have Filled  and Use at Home  LONDON.���������Do you wear glasses? Are  you ;i victim of eye strain or other eye woaic-  ���������nesses? Tf co, you will be glad to 1-r.oiv  thai according to Dr. Lewis there is real,hope  for you. Many whose eyes were failtn**; say  they have had their eyes restored lhrouj-,11 (he  principle of this wonderful free prescription.  One man says, afler trying: it: "1 was almost  blind; could not see to read at nil. Now I  can read everything without any ylasses and  my,, tyi-s do not water anymore. At nit-rlii  they would pain dreadfully; now they fee-!  fine all the time. It was like a miracle .0  ���������he." A lady who used it says: '-The. attr.o:*-  phc-re seemed hazy with or without Rlasses.  but after usiiiff iju'.s prescription" for fifteen  days cverytliinp;..seems clear. 1 can even read  fine',print without glasses." It is believed  that thousands who wear glasses can-now.discard them in a reasonable time and multitudes  more will be able;... to strengthen their eyes  so as 10 be spared the trouble and expense of  ever getting glasses*. Eye troubles of' niany  uescriptions  mav  be  wonderfully  benefited" hy  following the simple rules.    Here is the pre-  Training" Schools  For Farm Women  In several counties of England a  system of short courses for the training.of. women in farm work lias been  adopted. The course takes two weeks,  scription:   Go  to  any  active  drug store  and   alK| t|ie  traimnff consists  of whatever  get a  bottle of Bon-Opto tablets.     Drop  one .    ���������,_,r-t,^   S-'���������;.,_.  ���������'.,   ,1   fiw.   ,;,,,���������  Jion-Opto   tablet   in   a   fourth   of  a   glass   of | W������rlv may   be   going  on   at   the   time,  corn, lipcing roots,  milking, dairying generally, hay-mak  ing, etc.      Students    for dairying instruction   are- required   to   be   al  thc.  water and allow to dissolve.    With this liquid | such  as   weeding  bathe the eyes two to four times daily.    You  should  notice your eyes clear up perceptibly  right   from   thc   start   and   inflammation   will  quickly  disappear.     If your   eyes   arc  bother-|  ing   you,   even   a   little,   take   steps   to   save s dairv . farm   at  6  a.m.,  but   the   Schcd-  Uiem now belW it is too Jate.     Jfany hope- j uIc fQ    j. c ���������caeral ll;iv nuls -*j].c .-,js:  Jesslv blind nuglit have been saved if they had   rj-   ��������� r 1 1 r     ..    ������  cared for their eyes in time. Rising, 6 a.m.;.-breakfast.  /  a.m.;  as-  Arole:- Another prominent Physician to|SClhblc for'work, 7.45; start work, 8;  whom  the above article was submitted,  said:-j dinner,   12   to   1;   cease  work,   5   p.m.;  llou-Oplo is a very remarkable remedy.     Its   ,,,���������_,. .'   _    cm. u���������j   ,:,,,���������   o.  1; 1. * _   ���������,,+  constituent ingredients are well known 10 em-j "l^1 --c.a* 5.45;��������� bed time, 9; lights out,  iuent eye specialists and widely prescribed  by j-iJ.jO.     JiJlch  Student IS required  to  pay  and   is   one  of   the ��������� very   few  good   (Iruggis.  preparations  I  work accomplished.  ^  demands the utmost precaution in maintaining health at high efficiency.  It is doubly important and nothing in the world is  so needful as Scott's Emulsion, good cheer and  sunshine. -        Scott's Emulsion makes the blood  rich and pure.    It contains the vital flesh-  building and bone-building properties  and insures abundant nourishment.  It strengthens the nerves  and creates energy and vitality  during this-period.  Expectant and nursing mothers  always need Scott's Emulsion.  YOUR   DRUGGIST HAS   IT      13-81  ������&J  l������.*^"S-;SOfifBT:.a"i BOW N Ei ..B.fcQOM PI SI* D:'  It is slated that  your, druggist cannot.1  fee!  should be  kept on hand  for regular  use   the wages  generally more  than  cover  111   almost  every   family.".   Hie   Yalmas   Drus   ,i,���������   i-   ������   ,   ������.,i   1���������,|���������-. r���������������  Co., Store 6, Toronto/will fill your orders if .'tIlc  board -and  lodging fee.  SOLiesWfiELIEF  SORENESS  ison & 'pons,-  GRAIN MERCHANTS  Western Offices       -       -..;   Winnipeg, Calgary, Saskatoon  Specialists in the handling of farmers' shipments. Write, wire  or "phone  our  nearest office  for quotations or information.  Bill your cars "NOTIFY JAMES RICHARDSON & SONS,  LIMITED," to insure careful chcclcing- of grades. Liberal, advances  on bills of lading. Quick adjustments guaranteed accompanied by  Government   Certificates   of  grade and -weight.  You will profit by Sendiugr us Samples and Obtaining- our Advice as to Best  Destination before Shippins Your Grain, particularly Barley, Oats and Rye.  LICENSED AND BONDED Established 1857  Boys   on   the  Border Relieved  Their Pains and Aches with  Sloan's Liniment  470 Grain Exchange  WE GET RESULTS THAT SATISFY.  Write for market information.  INNEAPOLIS      WINNIPEG      DULU  H  Once upon a-time Norman Jones,  serving in.the National Guard at ������l  I Paso, returned to camp after a  i strenuous 15-milc hike foot-sore and  'leg-weary. He had not been long in  j active, service'-and his shoulders, back  land limbs felt the after-effects of  marching.  Remembering. Sloan's Liniment,  ones applied it-to the sore spots and  went to bed. He writes: "f arose the  next morning feeling fine; in fact, I  had entirely forgotten, about the hike  and went out for a four-hour drill in  the sun as spry as ever."  Private Jones passed thc experience  along, and many a boy on the border  relieved thc agony of sprains, strains,  bruises, insect- bites, cramped muscles,  rheumatic twinges, etc., by thc use of  Sloan's  Liniment.  .Easily applied without rubbing. At  all druggists, 25c, 50c and $1.00.  The Prince's Answer  A nervous officer, who was afraid  that the Prince of Wales might be  injured through venturing into opposed positions, .tried to restrain thc  Prince. ��������� Thc Prince, however, .would  not be restrained. ��������� At last, in despair, the officer -said, impressively:  '"Think, sir, at least of your mother,  the Queen." Irritaled beyond endurance, the Prince cried, "Oh, rubbish!  Tsn't my mother just thc same soit  of woman as every other fellow's  mother?"  "A Remedy for Bilious Headache.���������  To those subject to bilious headache,  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are recommended as the way to speedy relief. Taken according to directions  they will subdue irregularities of- the  stomach and so act upon the nerves  and blood vessels that the pains in  the head will cease.' There are few  who are not at some,lime subject to  biliousness and familiar with its attendant evils. Yet none need suffer  with these pills at hand.  that various disease germs have their breeding-place in the waste  products of the body. Don't, then, let your bowels clog and throw  these harmful germs back on the blood. Take no chances with serious'  illness.   Keep your bowels free, and the bile regulated with  which promptly and surely relieve constipation, indigestion, biliousness  and sick headache. They are compounded from drugs of vegetable  origin���������harmless and not habit-forming. The exoerience of three  generations show that Beecham's Pills prevent disease and are  Worth a Guinea a Box  Prepared only by Thomas Beccham. St. Helenn. Lanc.-.shire. England.  Sold everywhere in Canada and V. S. America.    In boxes, 25 cen������.  KSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS3S  SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS^SSS  The Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer  Reserve, wants men for immediate service Overseas, in  the Imperial Royal Navy  Candidutea must be eons of  natural born British subjects  and be from 18 to 38 years  of age.  PAY $1.10 per day and upwards.    Free Kit.  ***���������   Separation allowance, $20.00 monthly.  Careless  Choice  ' ''Mother,      is      grau'ma     gran'pa's  wife?"  "Of course she is dear." <���������  "What   did   lie   marry  such  woman for?"  old  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns,. Etc.  Co-Operative Implement  Societies for England  .Numerous co-operative implement  societies arc being formed in Great  Britain. Such.societies have been in  operation in- Ireland si>ncc 1912, but  in England the}' arc an entirely new  departure aud have been brought into  being with a view to alleviating in  some measure the scarcity of -labor.  The capital of each society is usually  a-round a thousand pounds, or $5,000,  divided into one pound shares. Five  per cent, is paid up and a bank called  upon for an overdraft to the. extent  of thc uncalled capital.  What He Did  "What do you. do when you go  home late at night arid find your wife  waiting up' for you?"  "Wish I hadn't gone home."  CH1LDHOO0 AILMENTS  Childhood ailments in most cases  come through some derangement of  the stomach or bowels. Baby's Own  Tablets have been proved by thousands of mothers to be the greatest  medicine known for the cure of these  ailments, simply . because they regulate, the bowels and sweeten, the stomach. Concerning them Mrs. Napoleon Lambert, St. Ignace, Que.,  writes: "Baby's Own Tablets are an  excellent medicine, for childhood ail-"'  ments and I am well pleased with  their use." The Tablets arc sold by  medicine dealers or by mail at 25  cents a box from The Dr. Williams  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  Women With Weakness  Find New Strength  For all special weakness from  which girls and women suffer,^ no  surer remedy exists than Dr; ���������Ha.jriil-.  ton's Pills; they maintain that bracing health every woman so earnestly  desires,, they uproot disease and  bring* strength that lasts till old-age.  The blood is richly nourished by  Dn Hamilton's Pills. Appetite increases, weakness and secret ills give  way to surplus energy and reserve  vigor.' .-.'''  No pale girl, no ailing woman can  afford .to. miss thc enormous good  that comes from Dr. Hamilton's Pills;  get a 25c box today.  WATERPROOF COLLARS AND CUFFS  Something better than linen and bis iaundrj  bills. Wash it with soap and -water AH  stores or direct. State style and size. l'"or  25c. we will mail you  THE ARLINGTON COMPANT OF  .  CANADA, Liraitod  ������8 Franor Arum, Toronto. Ojatario  TYPHOID  .       Cyclonic  Two farmers met in a certain town  a day or two ago after a cyclone had  visited that 'particular- neighborhood.  "She shook tilings up ,pretty bad  out at..my place," said one, stroking  his whiskers meditatively. "By the  way, Hi," he added, "that new barn  o' vourn get hurt any?"  ""Well," drawled the other, "1 dun-  no; 1 haven't found it .yet."  is no more nec-Msarjr  thsmSmallpox*. Army  experience has demonstrated  tbe almost miraculous efficacy, and harmlesraess, of Antityphoid Vaccination.  Be vaccinated NOW by your physician, you and  your family. It is more vital than house Insurance.  Ask your physician, drugelst, or send fox THave  you bad Typhoid?" telling of Typhoid Tueelne,  results from us , and danger from Typhoid Carriers.  THE CUTTER LABORATORY,  BERKELEY, CAL.  FIOBUCINe VACCINES * SERUMS UHIEH U. S. CSV. UCENSB  "Has Dasher increased his literary  output since he adopted efficiency  methods?" ...  "Yes; he saves all of the phrases  discarded in the final draft of his stor-'  ies, combines them in dozen lots, and  sells them"as vers librc."���������-Life. ���������  No man or woman should hobble  painfully about because of corns when  so certain a relief is at hand as H61-  loway's Corn Cure. *:..-������������������.  A Humorist in the Bud  Little Roy was playing with his  mother's opera glasses, and happening to look at her-through the; big-  end, he exclaimed, "Oh, mamma, you  arc so far away you look like a .distant relative.".-"' *       *'.''���������-:  War Nev.s���������One More Highland Battalion    -      . STOP    xnd consider the duty you owe your conn try, your friends and voursclf in this ttreat  war  of  right  against  might.     Are  you  doing your part?  LOOK  around you and see how many ot the men you know so well wh/i-are "doing their"  bit." Would you not be happier with them? "When the hoys return, which would  give  you  thc   -greatest  pteasure���������to  cheer or  be  cheered?  LISTEN  to thc voice that calls you to fulfil your country'--' pledge. Canada guaranteed to  furnish half a million men, but 130,000 have still to be found. Some of the boys  have   been  nearly   two   years   in   thc   tren-iu-s    is it not ti-, .-io ic'it--.-<* ��������� neni ?  The CAMERON HIGHLANDERS of Canada, who have already sent nearly  4,000 men to the war, are now raising one more Battalion, the 174th, under "Licut.-  Colonel H. F. Osier, who has returned from the front to tal<e Command, and  they need 850 more men to complete their -establishment. They have the finest  quarters in Canada, a splendid organization, and an honored association with the  "Queen's Own" Cameron Highlanders, one of the finest regiments in the Bnuslr  Army, whose Tartan and badges they are privileged to wear. What other unit can  offer such attractions? Come and be one of the 30,000 men who will have worn  the Cameron badges and colors during the Great War.  Transportation will be forwarded to recruits from outside points immediately  on   receipt   of   medical   certificate  from   a local  Doctor.  For further information write to the Adjutant, Captain J. F. TJunnet, at .V/into  Street Barracks, Winnipeg, or to Lieut. J. A. Stevenson, 202 Main Street, Win-,  nipeg.  First Tommy: My *vyife writes she  'opes as 'ow I won't be getting any  "billet doux."    Now wot's that mean?  Second Tommy (proud of his  French): Well, "billet" is a billet,  see? and "doux" is soft. Soft job, I  take it, she means.  First Tommy: Oh! Docs she? I'll  soft job 'cr when I get 'oine.���������Passing Show.  Miller's Worm Powders will drive  worms from the system'without injury to the child. The powders arc  so easy to take that thc-most delicate  stomach can assimilate them and  welcome them as speedy easers of  pain, because they promptly kill-the  worms that cause thc pain, and thus  the suffering of thc child is relieved.  With so sterling a remedy al hand no  child should suffer an hour from  worms.  A Most Extraordinary  Cure of Epileptic Fits  Mother Had Appealed to Three Doctors in Vain���������Cured  Four Months Ago by Use of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food  Not a Going Concern  Sox:  Your    new    auto    is sixteen  horsepower, isn't it?  Fox:  Urn!     Sixteen  balky    horsepower.  Minard's    Liniment  ralgia.  Relieves    Neu-  Homelike  Dasher: How did you enjoy your  vacation?  Jerome: Fine; the hotel where I  put up didn't seem like ��������� a strange  place at all. It had all thc discomforts of home.  W.       N.       U.       1131  This letter from Mrs. Noxcl is endorsed by Mr. H. J. MahalTy, druggist, Port Colborne, Out., as being  true and correct. While it reports a  most remarkable cure of epileptic fits  by use of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food,  it only goes to corroborate similar  cures reported by others.  Mrs. Henrietta M. Noxcl, R. R. No.  1, Humbcrstonc, Out., writes: "I cannot help writing to you, as I want you  to know what a blessing Dr. Chase's  Nerve Food and Kidney-Liver Pills  have been to my boy. He was taken  with very violent fits, would twitch all.  over, his eyes would turn towards his  nose, his jaws set and his lips turn  almost purple. He would clench his  fists tightly, become unconscious and  then go into a long sleep. After several hours lie would wake up sighing  and so weak he could not stand. I  was afraid he would die and took him  to thc doctor, who pronounced his  case epilepsy. As His medicine was  not effective and the fits continued, I  took him to another doctor at Font-  hill, but his medicine seemed to make  him worse.  "As the boy's nerves were in such  a state that he could not sit down or  lie down, and thc fits continued, T  took him to a third doctor, who said  that he would not undertake to cure  epilepsy, as no doctor .could cure it.  That night I went, home very much  discouraged, and when I took my  dose of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food X  gave my boy a dose, and that was  the first night in weeks that he slipt  well. 1 kept on^giving him the Nerve  F'ood three times a day and occasionally a Kidney-Liver pill to keep the  kidneys and bowels active. I can,  with a clear conscience, say that he  has not had even one fit since begin-'  ning.this treatment. I give him no  other medicine. He -looks and feels  well, and as there have, been no* returns of the old trouble for four  mouths, I believe he has been cured.  I can never cease to be grateful to  the manufacturers of these medicines,  for I am sure I would have lost my  boy if it had not been for Dr. Chase's  Nerve Food.  Mn -H. J. Mahaffy, druggist, Port  Colborne, Ont., writes: "This is to  certify that I am acquainted with  Mrs. Henrietta M. Noxel, and believe  that the statement she has made in  regard to Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is  true and correct."  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, 50 cents a  box, 6 for $2.50, all dealers, or Ed-  manson. Bates & Co., Ltd., Toronto,  A Food Price -Mystery  One of those "things which no fcK-,-  lah  can   understand"  is   the  advance  in the price of natural, products such  as honey (says the Globe). .The gro- .  ccr, however, is never at a loss, and  he-told one lady who questioned why  she should now pay 66. for a. pot instead of 4d, "It's because of the ad*-  vance in  the price of' sugar, ma'am."  Your Liver  is Clogged up  That's Why You're Tired���������Out ef  Sorts���������Has* no Appetite..    ' ,v  CARTER'S LITTLE  LIVER PILLS  will put you right  in a few days.  They  do  their du'y.  . Cure  Constipation,  ��������� Biliousness, Indigestion, and Sick Headache.  Small Pill, Small Dote, Small Price.  Genuine must bear Signature  1v':---i-'r<v.::r'W^(irw-*----r'^ ^^^^^S^3^!g^S0^^^M  ^m^^MB-i������ms  #^p^^*S5'*M^  THE     GAZETTE;     HEDLEY,     B.     a  AL DRAMA IN TITANIC STRUGGL  WILL HOLD WORLD SPELLBOUND  HIE ENEMY'S   FOOL'S   PARADISE   IS  SHATTERED  Germany Still Cannot Give Up the Idea That Its Vast Military  System Must Somehow Prove Invincible, No Matter  What Forces It Has Challenged  O-  l:  R  John L. Garvin, editor of the London Observer, writes: Thc battle of  the Titans has been joined. The final  drama is opened and it will hold the  world spellbound through act on act  before the denouement comes near.  As I transmit this at one of thc  . most exciting mom cuts of the whole  war, known events arc big and  strange enough to satisfy any appetite for sensation, if such a thing remains anywhere-in. this solemn time.  But hi addition to the facts the air  is wild with report. Once again we  are told reality in thc Balkans will  beggar the invention of playwrights  and novelists, who seek their themes  in imaginary kings, courts and political conspiracies. '���������  ' The fact above all others is that  Germany has awakened to realities at  last. Rumania's blow- shattered a  fool's paradise.. It is the fight for life  * on thc part of two empires, aud chiefly on thc part of this formidable people which has, no doubt, made every  error into which pride and vanity  could lead a nation, but still cannot  give up the desperate idea that its  vast military system must somehow  ���������prove invincible, no matter what  forces it has challenged.  We Allies, who have believed in  taking a cool measure of the enemy,  arc under no-d-cccption. If we were,  we should be unworthy to win. We  would rather magnify our task than  undcr-estimatc it.  Germany's fight for life must necessarily be a large business. , More  than 18 months ago, when scckingto  arouse my own country to the size  "of her undertaking, I ventured to say,  and to repeat often afterward, that  Germany was no more deceived about  thc issue of thc war than was Britain about thc cost, and that there  would be a fight to stagger humanity before Germany went down.  Since  the spring of  last year  that  The Frenzy of Despair  Teutons    Wilf   Not   Accept    Defeat  Without '.Expending    All  Their Fury  The prospect of falling from the  clouds, whence all/the kingdoms of  the earth lay at thc nation's feet, into  a vast camp of internment, is enough  to fire the most sluggish citizen. It  will nerve' the arm, of Germany, who  iu her own eyes is thc super-nation;  the chosen people of the "good old  God"; nay, the spirit that brooding  over the face of the world would  have created it anew. German}' is  force incarnated in a race, and therefore force is right, and Germany  above all peoples. That creed is at  once a political tenet and a religious  faith. It is not "a direct emanation  from Prussian militarism, it is a fruit  of the union of Prussian- militarism  with the latter-day German philosophy and pedagogy. Schoolmasters  inculcate it. Clergymen of all faiths  preach it, historians study the annals  of mankind in the light of it. University professors expound it. Statesmen take il as the rule of their policy  and the kaiser looks upon it as the  object of his mission. Iu a word, it is  thc cement of German unity, the secret of German expansion, the mainspring of German enterprise and organization. Destroy 1 hat belief, blast  that hope, thrust that goal beyond  the reach of the Teuton, and-the vast  structure raised by thc combined efforts of generations will collapse.  Riches, case, domination, will be  snatched from thc grasp that was  closing on them. And that is thc  lasKT which the Allies will have set-  themselves when they reject ��������� thc  coming peace proposals. To this the  most  terrible  fate  that  ever  befell  a  General Brusiloff  the  great nation, the Teutons will not re-  estimate  has proved to be an accur-!sign themselves without gathering up  strength    and    hurling    it  ate forecast. Britain knows the cpst  now ��������� knows it better and faces it  more grimly than tlie outer world  even yet supposes. Germany docs not  yet admit the issue. She cannot afford to admit it. She is absolutely  bound to deny that -she.is going to  be beaten until she is beaten. But  by her efforts and-'those of her op-  ipoficnts humanity has already been  considerably staggered and is quite  certain to be staggered more and  ��������� still-more by the end of this year's  campaign and the; crisis of the next.'  One extraordinarily moral admission, however, has been alrea'dy  wrung from the enemy. Hindenburg's  appointment meant sev.efal things,  but, was in the first case an'.opciv.proclamation; that the war of conquest  has become the fight for life. All the  .-elaborate calculations on which Germany, of the Hohenzollerns, was self-  lured into the struggle have broken  down and the men who made them  are "disappearing.  -The Hohcnzolleriis think of their  house first. That has always been  their tradition. Whatever the kaiser's  belated step may- do for his country,  it is a shrewd stroke in -the interests  of the dynasty. The emperor, who  got rid of Bismarck, would never until now permit any subject to overshadow himself. Why docs he seem  at the eleventh hour to acquire more  humility? The subject now placed at  the head of affairs*as the military  - dictator and real national leader of  Germany is summoned to a thankless  task.; If he succeeds lustre will be reflected on the dynasty itself, as in the  old way, wlicn Bismarck, and Moltke  ���������\ycre the great  managing agents ' of  the crown".  But if Hindenburg fails, the whole  weight of thc blame is less likely to  fall on William If. No one who is at  all acquainted with the importance of  dynastic politics in Berlin and Vienna  will think this suggestion far fetched.  Apart from all this, the kaiser has  every reason for self-distrust, and  whatever else may be said about Hindenburg, he knows his mind.  There has been, indeed, a scries of  ghastly blunders, showing what I  have previously described as the blind  side of German efficiency. Bismarck  thought that the kaiser's temperament  would be his doom and his country's  ���������that it would-be imbecile and fatal  policy to challenge Britain and Russia  together as  well  as   France.  Germany   threw   away   thc   last   of  all    their    strength    and  against  the entente with   the fury of  despair.���������London   Daily  Telegraph.  Russia's Arctic Port  New Port, of Murman Gives  Russia  a Great Advantage  One of the great difficulties of they)  Allies in the past has been to secure  for Russia ample supplies of munitions. Only two ports were available for the importation of supplies.  One of these, Archangel, is not-only  remote from the battlefront, but in',  addition is closed by-ice during the  winter. -The other, Vladivostok,  while usually ice-free, is a long distance from the front. * The activity  on the eastern front, coupled with  reports of the presence of German  submarines iu the Arctic region,  shows that the enemy is alive to the  tremendous advantages that Russia's  new open port confers on Brusiioff's  advancing armies.  Russia now possesses in the port of  Murman, on thc Arctic Ocean, an ice-  free harbor between the White Sea  and the North "Cape which willsolve  her most formidable problem: the  equipment of her new arrhies and ..the  continual flow of supplies from foreign workshops. Owing to the moderating influence of thc Gulf Stream,  which is not felt at Archangel, tho  .port of Murman, situated on the northern coast of the Kola Peninsula,1 is  never closed by ice. AVooden quays  to accommodate three large steamers have been erected, and the well-  sheltered harbor affords anchorage  for forty large vessels. The railway  linking Murman to Petrograd is nine  hundred miles long, as compared  with a haulage of six thousand miles  on the Trans-Siberian Railway con-'  necting Petrograd and Vladivostok.  The building of the Murman railway  has been one of the notable achievements of the war. Thc.difficulties encountered were very great. Much of  the region through which the railway  runs is practically uninhabited. There  were no roads for the conveyance of  materials and workmen, and in some  places thc survey led through heavy  granite deposits and primeval forests. Great tracts of bog also added  to the problems of construction.  Over hundreds of miles thc track is  laid on piles. Already thc line is virtually completed  fd'r  thc  conveyance  Whimsical    Stories    Regarding  Celebrated Russian General  An achievement so brilliant as that  of General Brusiloff, like a sudden  splendor of dawn from the midst of  darkness, ^inevitably .arouses an eager  desire _ to know something of him;  and, in thc absence of knowledge,  gives birth to all kinds of fancies and  imaginings. One of the best newspapers'In New York printed-a clay  or two after the beginning of,his  great offensive, a charming and whimsical article, alleging that about the  unknown''personality of the Russian  General were already gathering all  the stories of military prowess that  had served for Alexander, for Caesar,  for Napoleon; he was fast becoming  a Solar Myth.  And we have had since then a curiously detailed stoor that Brusiloff is  only a nom de guerre; Ihafllie victor  on the eastern battle line is really the  ill-starred Sir Hector Macdonald rc-  divivus, come back to repeat the  triumph of-Oriidurman. And, in passing, one may note that this legend of  a miraculous return wreathes itself  about cveor dominant personality, not  only Jhc spiritual heroes like Guat-  ama and Zoroaster, but the men cf  war, like Friedrich Barbarossa, asleep  in thc KyfFhauseivShivaji of the Mah-  ratta hills, and now, for tlie second  time, about the fine soldier who forfeited the renown won in the Sudan.  So insistent' js the sense of immortality aroused by genius and power.  On one of the country roads just  outside Lublin, a little chap, a genuine little Pole, came trotting along  thc road on an old nag. Thc boy's  knees were pulled up almost to his  chin. General Brusiloff, standing in  the middle'of the road, cried "Halt!"  as though . the boy had been a squadron of dragoons. The terrified youngster pulled up short! Then the corns  commander stepped to the side of the  old horse and lengthened first one  stirrup-leather and then thc other,  and put the boy's feet back into thc  stirrups. Then, starting him once  more on his way, he commented  whimsically.: "They would quote that  as an instance oLthe Russian oppression of the Poles!" It -was, bv the  way, one of his griefs that all his efforts had won almost no cordial response from the Poles of Lublin; they  rcmnined icily aloof,- in spite of '  kindliest overtures. ��������� Charles  ston, .in The Atlantic.  INSTRUCTION  STUDYOFAGRICULTURE  FARMING  ,AS   A   SCIENCE   AND   AS  A   BUSINESS  Instruction in Elementary Agriculture as Provided in our Publio  Schools Not Sufficiently Advanced to be of Practical Benefit  To the Farmers of the Future   o '        More German Kultur  Liege  University Is Being Used as  War Stables  One would have, imagined that in  the very fitness of things thc army  in 'occupation of Belgium would have  drawn a line against using classical  buildings like the University of Liege  for any other than scholarly purposes.  But the fact is that the German  general in command of that division  considers the kultur of the Belgian  on a level with a horse stable, and  the. wonderful collection of books that  formed the feature of that centre of  learning- may be, and probably is,  used up as fuel.    No one is allowed  Trans-Country Highway  Would Furnish Work for Many Returned Soldiers at Low Cost  The members of the Canadian Automobile Association had a conference  recently with Hon.* Robert Rogers,  Minister of Public Works, on thc  [.building of a transcontinental 'highway from coast to coast. L. B.. How-  land, president of the Canadian Automobile Association,   Toronto,  and A,  her big  chances  bv  thc  catastrophic   ���������r  ,-,,,,���������;,:������������������..   .,.,,i  i,���������r���������      :,        - ,  t*      i ���������        \~-     i i -i    A       i OI   munition*,   and  before  thc  end   ol  adventure against Verdun, while Rus-   ,i.���������  ,���������,,,. ;.    '-,,  ,     ���������������������������    ,        *-"  u  ��������� .���������       7        .      , t|ic ycai   it will  foe open for crcucral  sia was given tunc  to raise her new | (-,.affu. ���������5"'v'"  power to a maximum in the way that;     Aiih^no-I, ii,-. ���������-,!,,��������� ���������r \r  i i ,. ��������� r> ���������       ti ��������� , /wmougii tiio value ot Murman oort  brought in Rumania. -Iherc is not _a   for war purposes cannot he overrated  soul in thc central empires who does  Us chief importance to Russia will be  not now realize that the attempted iu1-  vasion of Italy through the Trenlino  was a mistake as gricvious as any,  and the worst because prompted by  the infatuated under-cslimatc of Russia which Falkenhayn seems to have  shared with the Austrian,. Conrad von  Hoctzcndorf.  "Blinks is the most excitable man  I ever met."  "Why llils sudden outburst?"  "Last night he heard an amateur  actor -recite Hamlet's soliloquy, via  phonograph, and he threw eggs at the  machine."���������Philadelphia Ledger,  realized only when peace returns and  thc Empire of the Czar turns to th-*  more profitable pursuit of a worldwide trade.���������Toronto Globe.  Canadian Cheese in Great Britain  Over six million pounds of Canadian cheese were sold,thc other day  in the London, England, market. It  was reported at the time that the  British Government had been heavy  buyers     during  thc  preceding  week,  and prices in consequence ruled high,      from   104   to   103     shillings   per  cwt. | Rocky Mountains, have been estintat  L. Caron, Montreal, president of the  Automobile Club of'Canada, urged  upon Mr. Rogers the necessity for  construction of such a road.  Mr. Rogers replied that the plan  had his entire sympathy. He said  that not. only would the construction  of a road be a good thing for the  country, but it was a national necessity.'--'To his mind it was the one  outstanding .undertaking to take'"up  after the war. ft would be the  means of providing work for .many  who came back from the war and  wished for some outdoor occupation.  It woiilcLalso be the'means of enabling the government to hold out  prospects of work to immigrants.  He would, he said, support the  transcontinental ..highway with all  his power, both in parliament and  before the people. He did not think  the construction of thc road would  necessarily be. expensive. Pie said  it would go through the north  country to Winnipeg and for a good  part of the way could follow the railroad tracks. -  Afterwards the delegation went to  see Dx, Coulter, Deputy Postmaster-  General.. They asked him to do something in connection with the dangerous way rural mail boxes are placed  on the highways. 'Dr. Coulter promised to look into the complaint.  Alberta Has Large  Coal Deposits  to enter, and the knowledge of the  desecration- of the buildings has been  obtained through the internment in  German camps of two great and good  men, professors of the university. An  C3'e-witncss of the German depredations declares: "In the laboratory of  anatomy wc had once 200 soldiers  of thc 57th Regiment under Major  Wunderlich, who transformed our  building with an incredible ...mass of  filth. 'These men were drunk all the  time, leaving after two days some 1,-  200 to 1,300 wine bottles (all empfy  of course), and these were the men,  bv thc wav, who during the terrible  night of the 20th-21st August, 1914,  burned the whole Rue de Pitteurs and  part of thc Quai des  Percheurs.  Some months later, in January,  1915, our hospital was taken by thc  Germans, members of the staff being  brutally dismissed.  "So the'men were no niorc respected than our buildings, as is further  shown by thc story of what happened  to my colleagues. Professor Leon  ohn- | Fredericq, the world-known physiologist, a brother of the Ghent-historian.  Frodericq's youngest son, a military  surgeon in the Helgian Army, was  taken prisoner by the Germans into  Liege, and somehow "managed to-escape. The : Germans then took his  father* and. sent him to gaol, leaving  him,-a'man of 63. years old, for 36  liours without' food. Incredible  though it sounds, General Kolcwe,  the German Commander of Liege at  that time, admitted that Fredericq  was not responsible in any way for  his son's evasion. After three days  they released him, but took his other  son instead and kept him for ten  days-more in the Fort de la Chartreuse, i ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������-.  Tin's whole absolutely authentic  story-may seem perfectly grotesque  yet at the same time it is perfectly  characteristic of tlie German military spirit. I tell it here: as I am trying to interest the American public  in the fate of Pirenne and Fredericq  to show that the non-Fremdenblatt  version of the arrest of these men is  perfectly plausible, as , the above-  mentioned facts m-dkfy it clear and  because anything can be expected  from the crazy arrogance of the German soldiers." r- ������  Coal Mining   Industry ah Important  Factor in  the  West  Probably    sixty  per    cent,   of   the  coal   deposits     in   the     Dominion   of  What Western Canada Is  Only About Twelve Per Cent, of Its  Arable Land  Under Cultivation  "Western Canada," iii- the sense  that the term is generally used, comprises thc three prairie provinces of  Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  The area of each province is roughly  250,000 square miles. The total area,  756,000 square miles, is six times the  size of the British Isles and ncarly  four limes thc size of either France  or Germany. It is five times thc size  of the state of California, fourteen  times that of the state of Illinois, sixteen times that of thc state of New  York, and ninety times that of the  state of Massachusetts.  These three provinces comprise a  land area of 483,000,000 acres. At  least 200,000,000 acres arc good farming land that can be put under crop,  but less than 25,000,000 acres are actually cultivated at  the present time  Canada are to be found in the pro-|~Ulat: 's l������ fay,, only about twelve  of Alberta. Alberta has coal Pcr cent- of what: ls known to be good  ... ...i-v part from thc international \s at. P,:CSCI-t uuhzed All thc remain-  bo inula fy north to Lake Athabasca, j f.er ls hnc arable ,and lIl������t awaits" set-  Government figures for 1913 (the- J-,?* , . . ,  latest, compiled)  showed that Alberta i" . l hc population 01   these three pro-  . ivinccs is about one million and three-  vince  iu  every  ^ Ar the present time most of the  Canadian provinces. provide ' instruction in elementary agriculture for  pupils who attend the public schools.  The teachers���������for the most part girls  ���������- are given a month's training in  some institution, and are then gradu- -  atcd as instructors of the subject.  The course usually covers botany,  entomology, gardening, animal husbandry, field husbandry and nature  study. A nicely engraved certificate  is given at the end of the course and  the teacher goes home filled with die  happy dignity of having broadened  her sphere of work.  These teachers cannot teach agriculture, cannot even' make a bluff  at it. The farmer knows this. What  would happen if he went to ask the  local school teacher who instructs  his children in "agriculture" for information regarding crop rotation  for a certain piece' of land on. his  farm? She would probably turn to  her note book and read him something taken down from a: professor's  lecture. He would grin if he were  good natured, if not he would say  something.  Can you think of another subject  on the curriculum of any institution  in which you would care to have your  child instructed by a teacher of similar  training?    I  think  not.  Tn Canada wc have not made agriculture a high school subject. We  attempt to teach the very elements  of the science, that is all. Should  the boy want further instruction he  must go to college. All farmers'  sons cannot do this. Thc consequence is that serious agricultural  education^ has not yet touched the  masses of the farming communities,  except through agricultural journal-  ! ism and societies formed among the  ' farmers themselves.  In the United States more is being- done. In the Duluth, Minn., high  school practical work of a decidedly  "secondary" nature has been underr  taken.; In 1914 the school board voted $150 for thc purchase of a creamery outfit such as could be recommended for a farmer with ten cows.  The. equipment, all hand-power models, consists of cream separator,  combined; churn and butter worker,  butter'; printer; ice box, Babcock  tester, acidity test outfit, salting out-*  fit, moisture test scale, butter print  scale, cream scale, cream cans and  minor utensils.  The agricultural -department, then  | in its second year only,** was already  'one of the most active divisions of  Central High school,.. and the new  equipment was received with such  interest and enthusiasm that in the  1914-1915 school year the embryo  farmers made a total of 2,890 pounds  of the best creamery butter in 170  churnings. '''**���������  The Student Creamery Company  of the high school is an organization  among the boys of the agricultural  department similar on a -small scale  to the most approved type of farmers' co-operative creameries, for the .  purpose of obtaining both the manufacturing and the business experience of creamery practice. The student members produce thc cream  and milk by purchase, and sell to  their creamery, profits from which  they share in proportion to their respective patronage.  Agriculture advanced ������������������- enough to  be of practical v benefit, cannot be  taught apart from the -farm. Why  should there not be a school farm?  Farming/could then be studied, as a  science, as an art and as a business.  The cost would not be great, for  farming i.s a profitable employment  and the school farm must not only  run itself but must also pay dividends on money invested.  Of course there would be many  details to arrange, much prejudice  to overcome, in fact much hard  work, for thc agricultural educationalist who would undertake thc work.  Elementary education should be  supplemented by secondary education.. The high school graduate ol  the future, if he is to spend his life  on the farm, should be ������.blc, to turn  to account knowledge obtained at  [school. This cannot "be done as our  courses of study now exist. Theory  should give place to practice.  came second among the provinces  for actual production���������the total production being 4,144,377 tons, valued  at the mine head at $9,462,836. This  was considerably more than one-  third the combined production of thc  remaining eight provinces of Canada.  Why a larger tonnage i.s not produced is because of labor scarcity  and of comparative smallness of  markets. To haul coal long distances  is expensive, and at the present practically all the' output is used in the  West. As thc population of Alberta  and Saskatchewan grows, one of thc  industries tbat \yill progress quickly  will be coal mining.  The .actual deposits of coal in Alberta and in Eastern British Columbia,  chiefly  in   thc  foothills  of     the  quarters.  (112 lbs).  cd at from 50 to 90 billion tons.  /  Emigration After the War  There will be emigration, and the  best thing wc can do is to see that  as far as possible the emigrants go to  our own colonics. To bring that  about will require not only aid from  this country to the individual, but  the help of all the colonies in making entrance to their lands as easy as  possible. Here is ground upon which  all thc governments should work together to have a practical scheme in  readiness for Jhc end of thc war. ���������  Westminster Gazette.  "A glance at this picture carries mc  back home."  "That's one -way of beating the railways."  In preaching before His Imperial  Majesty the Kaiser recently, the official chaplain to his court concluded  a powerful eulogy upon thc Divinity of the House of Hohcnzollern  with these somewhat mournful  words: "We have been more severely tried than before, and have suffered more terrible losses. We know  that if we win���������despite the superiority of our enemies���������it will be a miracle performed by God's hand/  Twelve months ago the same chaplain intimated that the day of miracles had passed!  His Examination  "I hope you will come out ahead  Bobbie. What are you being examined at this time of the school ycai  tor  ���������?������  "For adenoids."���������Life. Home Grown Seed  A Brave Deed  Encouragement   Given   for   the  Production of Seed in Canada  In Biiiir.h Columbia a good start  has been made towards the establishment of a seed-growing industry. Until life outbreak of war the necessity  had inn faced Canada of obtaining  her supply of vegetable seeds, very  .little in the way of seed production j  had been attempted in this province.  Some of the growers had bought seed  in thc United States, but most of  .them had depended on Canadian  houses, which were huge importers.  It was cheaper to buy seed than to  grow it.  Last year, in an experimental way,  vegetable seeds were grown iii.certain localities in British Columbia.  This year the production of seeds  will attain commercial ��������� proportions.  In thc future seed probably will be  grown in large quantities. The aim  of the Dominion department of agriculture, which is fostering the movement, is to rendc-r Canada independent of any foreign country for her  supply of vegetable seeds.  To encourage in a practical way  seed growing, Hon. Martin.Burrell,  Minister of Agriculture, arranged for  subventions to growers. This summer an expert of the seed branch, Mr.  J., R. Fryer, has been interesting farmers in seed-growing possibilities  and acquainting them with the terms  of the subventions. The seed-growing experimennts in the Okanagan  and Fraser Valleys last year were  very successful. '"  For the production of seed measuring up to the standard set, tlie Dominion Government will pay bonuses  as-follows:' Mangels, 3 cents " per  pound; turnips, 4 cents; carrots, 7J  cents;    beets,    10    cents; parsnips,   7  Courage   and   Coolness   Win   Out   in  Danger  The persistent eagerness of the  plain private soldier at the front to  leave no comrade in distress is one  of the s.plendid trails in the character of the men fighting on the  Somme. An instance of this is afforded in the coolness and courage  with which Private Vcale, a Devonshire lad, rescued an officer and won  his,. V.C; .'"'.���������  Hearing that a wounded officer  was lying out in. the front, about fifty  yards from the enemy trench,- Vcale  volunteered to go out and bring him  in, if possible. His offer accepted,  Vcale, single-handed, crawled along  a shell-swept piece of ground till he  found his man, although his wounds  were so. serious., that' he could not  take him, if he had the strength, all  the way back to the trench. Vcale,  laying the poor officer down in;a  shell-hole, crawled back and got two  volunteers to'help him bring in the  officer:  By this time the movements of our  men were discerned by the enemy,  who mercilessly waited till one of  the volunteers ��������� had the officer on his  back. Then thc Huns fired, killing  one of the rescuers.  Vcale saw that it would be useless  to proceed farther, so he again hied  back to the trench, taking big risks.  He asked for a Lewis gun, and, waiting till it was dusk, returned to his  self-appointed commission, covering  his comrades by the gun. They succeeded on this occasion, although  when the officer and Vcale reached  the trench they fell into unconscio.tis-  ness. Vcale was ordered to the base  for rest, which on reaching he begged to be allowed to go back to his  work, remarking to    the    doctor, "I  Minors Capable of  Being Enlisted  Quebec Chief Justice Rules They Are  Responsible   for  Contract  That "a minor who during war enters the King's service and voluntarily enlists for the; defence of thc flag,  the peace of the country and tl; ��������� ������������������,W,���������N,���������  triumph of a just cause/makes a con- j the^'troops  tract which does not come within the'  ordinary prescriptions of the civil  code and that such enlistment is valid  to all legal intents and purposes," was  the ruling of Sir Francis Lemieux,  chief justice of the superior court of  the Province of Quebec, in the case  of Alfred Founder, who sought to  have his son discharged from serving  as a private: in the 171st battalion of  the Canadian expeditionary forces because he was a minor and had enlisted without his father's consent.-  Luxury in India  A   Golden    Throne    Flashing   With  Diamonds  A Lancashire soldier, a member of  thc first British regiment to enter  Mysore since it became an independent State, describes the scene cf  Oriental luxury and refinement that  attended : the reception   accorded to  Problems of the Breeder  Inadequate.  Numbers    of    Stock  Western Farms Shown By  Statistics  on  cents;   radishes,   9   cents;      cabbages, /have  got  luck  for   this   sort   of  job,  " .-      ���������    ���������        . sjr������ gut Veale had to wait, of course,  until he got his V.C., and he is still  at the job. Of such is the human  material hurling back the enemy from  the occupied lands of France.  25 cents; tomatoes, 50 cents; onions,  25 cents; celery, 40 cents; lettuce, 20  cents; cucumbers, 20 cents; musk  melons, 30  cents.  The terms of the bonuses are-.such  as "to practically guarantee the production of first-class seed. The gardener or farmer intending to profit  by the bonus must notify the Government. Two ' inspections will be J  made, one of the crop to determine  whether it is true to type, and the  second of the seed, to determine; the  percentage germinating. . The latter  test will be made in a Government  seed laboratory, and upon its satisfactory completion a certificate regarding the quality will be issued to  the farmer. . The certificate is expected to assist the grower in selling  his crop.  ..It is understood also that an official will be appointed in thc province  to assist farmers in making contracts  with seed houses, and to help them  with advice as to varieties, etc.  Up to thc present, thc supplies of  Canadian seedsmen have not run  short, despite the curtailment of imports, owing to the large supplies on  hand at the commencement of the  war. It is hoped that the production  of seed in Canada .will'be so extensive that there will be no shortage  when foreign  supplies give out.  Encouragement of seed production  through subventions will likely continue for^several years, or until the  industry is firmly established, it is  understood. One very important  good to be expected of them is a general improvement in the country's  supply. An opportunity in Canada'to  buy seed tested and certified by Government experts certainly' ought to  be prized.���������J T. B., in Montreal Fain  ily Herald.  The Value of Sleep  Making the Best of It  Germany   Has   Invented   Substitutes  for  Sundry Requisites  A large department store in Berlin  comes out with this startling announcement: "True Economy is to  use the disused. If unable to buy a  new hat this season, try our secondhand helmets, replenished from the  front." The grucsomencss of the advertisement aroused the indignation  of an old soldier acting as policeman,  and he entered thc store and demanded that the offensive placard should  be withdrawn. Thc manager, on being appealed to, very courteously  showed him a document signed by  the Commandant of the City, giving  the store permission, under the Ration Act, to utilize old helmets. Thc  crestfallen soldier returned to his  beat, muttering, "This cotmtrv is losing too much.     By and  by she   will  No  Hard   and Fast..- Rules Can Be  Applied to the-Individual  Requirements  Some,years ago it was seriously  argued that sleep, beyond; an allowance of fotir hours, was a useless  waste of time, and numerous examples were quoted to prove that a  small amount of sleep and longevity  are.not incompatible, says the Boston  Post.  Littrc, the great French philologist, who was nearly twent}** years  compiling and printing his dictionary,  never stopped work before 3 o'clock  in the morning and was at work again  by 8 o'clock in thc forenoon. He  was past 80 years old when he died.  - During the siege of Gibraltar, Sir  George A. Elliott, afterwards Lord  Heathfield, is said never to have slept  more than four hours a day for four  years; yet he lived to attain the age  of 84.  Other strenuous workers have limited themselves to very. restricted  hours of sleeping. Napoleon is said  to, have managed his greatest campaign on an allowance of four or five  hours a night. Brunei, the world's  greatest engineer, is credited with  working twenty hours daily and never  seeming tired or out of spirits.  It is well known that to deprive a*  man utterly of sleep is to doom him  to the most horrible of deaths. Nothing is bo depressing as the want of  sleep, aud nothing so invigorates the.  body and mind as its restoration.  There is no doubt that the quantity  of,sleep necessary for a man can be  determined by habit, bu.t no hard  and fa:.t-rule can or ought to regulate  the hours so spent.  Climate has a great influence in the  matter. In some parts of the world  it is possible for men to do hard  work continuously with short sleeping   spells.  , Any breeder of live stock,;whether  interested in horses," cattle, sheep or  swine, continually -meets with obstacles, which prevent him from making his breeding operations as successful as he would like them to-be.  The selection of a suitable bree.d, the  purchasing of individual animals to  form the nucleus of "a herd, flock or  stud, the application of the principal  laws of heredity and breeding as well  as the prevention of contagious diseases, insofar as it is now possible,  will be subjects for discussion at' the  Saskatchewan Live Stock Convention  in Saskatoon next January. Wc want  to hear of actual experiences and  troubles encountered by stock-breeders and how they have been' overcome, so that others may profit  thereby and avoid the same mistakes. '-'.������������������.-  The3 total surveyed-land    area    of  Saskatchewan'   comprises    76,752,841  acres,    and  nqw    supports'    approximately 667,000 horses, 930,000    head  of cattle, 200,000    sheep  and 330,000  swine, which means that there is:  One horse to every 115 acres;  One   head   of  cattle   to   every 82.5  'acres; ��������� :'  One sheep to every 383 acres; and  One swine to every 233 acres; or,  if all -the live stock "was evenly' distributed throughout the province,  each quarter-section of 160 acres  would carry the following:  1.4 horses,' 1.9 cattle, .4 sheep and .7  swine. No more glaring proof of the  inadequate numbers of stock on our  Saskatchewan farms could be given I  than the above figures; Any attempt  even to show that many more times  this number can be grown would be  disparaging thc productive ���������capacity  of our farms and ranches.  'At a municipal boundary," the soi-  dicr writes;' "we were met by the  three bands of his Highness, and wc  passed under a triumphal arch, with  the bands playing 'The British Grenadiers,' and through streets gay with  bunting and amid shouts of welcome.  We were conducted through ihe  beautiful Curzon Park on to the  ground immediately facing Government House. In marquees on each  side of the drive a banquet fit for a  king was spread.  ' "At. 6 p.m. His Highness, escorted  by a wonderfully picturesque and soldierly .mounted escort in attractive  uniforms of yellow and black, rode  up and* received a Royal salute from  the; British troops who were reviewed. We', gave him three British  cheers, with, helmets off, such as he  had never heard before.  "A brief march brought us to Har-  dinge Circle, and then to the courtyard of the Maharaja's palace.- The  magnificent building suddenly . bur-t  into a blaze of glorious light; some  15,000 electric globes shone from  every line, every nook and corner into the night, providing a spectacle of  regal brilliance.  "We were permitted to go over the  palace and were impressed into silence as we filed along the galleries  of choice marble, under ceilings beautifully moulded, delicately tinted and  gilded. Passing doors of sandal wood  and silver, carved and chased, w-  entered the throne room, containing  the brilliant Mysore throne. It- is  made of chased gold and set with  diamonds, presented to an old-lime  ruler by one of the Emperors at De'-  hi., It rests on four golden lions,  whose eyes arc fishing rubies.  "A flight of silver steps leads '-��������� the  seat, which has cushions of gold  cloth. Tassels of ropes of pearls hang  from the : arms. Above these ."s a  golden umbrella with fringe of pcarls,-  set with dazzling gems, and on the  top of it perches a golden parrot set  with emeralds'.'.and diamonds holding  an emeraldpendant in its beak."  When war was declared the Maharajah* was .the first to place his troops  at the unconditional disposal of the  British Crown.  How a "Caterpillar"  Man Looks in War Suit  Tank  Operator Was Mistaken for a  German    and    Narrowly  Avoided Trouble  A Canadian sergeant-major states  that near the fifth German line the  now famous "lank," of thc "Land  Navy," got stuck up momentarily. "I  had to laugh," he said, "for there  were Germans clambering upon its  back and trying to find the doors.  Then suddenly it began to move  again with the Germans sitting '  astride. One by one they tumbled off  ���������and the 'elephant' just went on!"  "One of thc crew' of a 'caterpillar'  had a narrow escape,' said another  Londoner. "Prisoners were coming  forward in large batches and one of  the men from inside' hopped out to  tell the infantry as they approached.  He was wearing what looked like a'  German helmet, blue dungarees, and  a khaki tunic. I saw him sloop down  to a wounded man, put his revolver  oir the ground beside him, and begin  to bandage the wounded fellow's  head.  "A man in my platoon picked up  the revolver and another pointed his  rifle at him. 'What's the game?' said  the 'caterpillar's' man. He was such  a queer mixture that our "fellows  wouldn't believe his yarn till he  fetched out his paybook. Then he got  his  revolver back."  Wheat Production  Of Prairie Provinces  The War's Way  Fooling the Germans  Some Day the Germans Will Realize  How Comparatively Small Have  Been the Allies'  Losses  Boys' Farms in Italy  Government Provides for Future Tilling of Country's Soil  Boys' jarm colonies, as one means  of providing for the future cultivation  of Italy's soil, and for the employment of the orphans of farmer-soldiers killed in war, are being, established throughout thc country districts of Italy.  The colonies are being organized  by a  society founded  especially  lose her self-respect."   But U.at -is not j ffii. V-rpow under "a ^kln TZn %  A*,    ���������       ?10-St n(ovcI adverlisc>hcnts by the  National  Institution  of Agri-  encoimtcrcd    m    the    German papers cultural Mutual Insurance.    No fe.ver  fe cd.?y,s  arc ,offfrsfof (w<;'������l  "Mb- than  twelve    such  colonies    are now  slitutcs    for a host of articles which being founded  could   be   had   in   unlimited   quantity Boys from the ages of 7 to 15 years  in    pre-blockade    times.      Substitutes arc   being   taken   into   these  schools  for soaps of all kinds are common. A  firm in Leipzig advertises a substitute for pepper, and a concern in  Mainz a substitute for turpentine. A  Bremen house is anxious to buy  "leather scraps of all sorts," tor  working up into various finished products. Substitutes for twine and  string arc numerous.  says he  remein-  a party  Money Wasted  "That young    millionaire  holds    you    in   thc  kindest  brance.    He   says  it   was  at  given by you that he proposed to his  wife."  "The affair has unpleasant reminiscences for me. That was a very  expensive party, and I gave it in the  expectation that he was going to propose to one of my girls.���������Kansas  City Journal.  where they will be kept at an annual  expenditure each of $100, the funds  to be furnished in part by the districts where the farms arc maintained.  The plan is to keep the boys on the  farms until 21 years of age. They  will be taught cattle raising, breeding  of silk worms, rotation of crops,  treatment of the soil, and use of modern, agricultural machinery of the  Canadian type.  After thc age of 21, it is planned  to set up tlu boys as independent  farmers by thc sale of lands and  equipm-fiit to them on favorable  terms.  We, have kept a very accurate record in two parallel columns of our,  losses and of the German reports of.  those same losses. To illustrate the  point, the other day we lost at Sois-  sons, as the result of an unimportant  engagement, some sixteen or eighteen  men and one or two guns, and north  of Soissons a few prisoners were taken and a few metres of trench. The  Germans in their official communique  reported this-.in the minutest detail  and with great precision, their official  published record , agreeing exactly  with ours, as it always does on minor  details and engagements. But on that  same day they reported 1,000 prisoners   taken , near  Verdun.  What actually happened at Verdun  was that we threw out as a sort of  observation post a salient forming an  angle in ^advance of thc main" line,  consisting of 600 men and a few  guns, with the order that this salient  should retire to the main line as soon  as it was hard pressed. The men  soon were hard pressed and did retire, losing 26 men and three guns.  Thc German report of this was that  they had beaten back the French line  at this point and taken 1,000 prisoners.  Thc result of these exaggerations  since the beginning of the war shows  a grand total of men taken and killed amounting to more than the number of men that France has equipped.  1 liken this sort of thing to a panorama where there arc a few sticks,  stones, dried leaves and bits of grass  in thc foreground which are real, but  the main scene, which is calculated  to deceive, is unreal, a pure fake.  This has been Germany's policy  since thc beginning, and some day  thc German people will realize how  they have been fooled.���������The Atlantic.  Beneficial   Effect   of   Military   Discipline on Incorrigibles  That incorrigibility is often due  only to unsuitable environment and,  above all, to lack of proper discipline  under conditions that require the exercise of all* the available energy, is  one of the great lessons of the present war. This observation has, of  course, been previously made in times  of war, but never to such an extent  as in the present, and the New York  Herald seems to take a new hope in  human nature from the fact that so  much.information is effected:-  "One of the most interesting observations made on both sides during  the war has been that a number of  the young men who. prove difficult  problems for law-abiding . communities make excellent soldiers. : -Even  certain types of psychopaths_��������� that  is, .sufferers from some- degree of  mental disequilibration���������have, under  military _ discipline developed- into  very valuable assets instead of'disturbing 'factors for. their governments.  "The adventurer, the youthful  transgressor, theboy who.has fought  school discipline, the young man who  has come into conflict with the police and who has been in constant  opposition with law and order,.often  finds himself, according to a correspondent of the Journal of the American Medical Association, entirely reliable and at peace with the law and  himself when he sees service at thc.  front. Many "incorrigibles" who have  been enlisted from institutions have  made splendid soldiers."  Thc only man she knew who lisped  called her up on the phone 'and said:  "Ith thith you, Ruth? Well, gueth  who thith ith!"���������Scribner's Magazine.  As a result of experiments by sportively-inclined Frenchmen, a device  for walking on water has made its  appearance. Its inventor calls it the  "Hydroski-Risso," which had better  be shortened for the sake of convenience into the simpler "Hydroskis."  Tt weighs only 17 pounds and will  support a weight of 440 pounds. It  is essentially a military device, and a  soldier thus equipped can walk over  a river at a speed of seven miles an  hour, and while so engaged can fire  his rifle with accuracy as the apparatus works, it is said, with great  smoothness of motion.  Your Dog Will Like This  A dog may be lied up, yet allowed  to have a good deal of exercise at  the same time, in this way:  Put a ring at the end of his chain,  and through the ring pass a length  of strong, smooth wire, pegging the  two ends of wire to thc ground, so  that thc wire is fairly taut.  Then the dog, though he' cannot  roam at large, may at least run up  and down the length of thc wire.  Where he has a kennel, the wire,  of course, passes close to thc entrance, so that he may turn himself  about within.  A dog with a run of this sort is far  happier than when chained up to his  kennel, and may enjoy a fair amount  of exercise although on a short  chain.  At the same time he is given extra  scope for guarding poultry or anything else.  Western Canada Leads the World as  a Wheat Producer  That Western Canada is "indeed  "Mistress of Wheat" to the extent  that its 1915 crop exceeded, acre for  acre, the production of any country  on this continent is a" striking fact  proved   by   the   following  figures:  Last year, the Dominion of Canada  produced 376,000,000 bushels of wheat,  which represented an average yield  of 29 bushels lo the acre. The United Slates produced 1,011,505,000 bushels, a yield of 17 bushels per acre.  The only serious competitors in  wheat production in South America  were ' Argentine, with ' 178,221,000  bushels, or less than 12 bushels per  acre, and Chile, with 19,000,000 bush-,  els, or 13 bushels pcr acre.  The three Western CanaJian prai-J'  rie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta produced between  them 342,000,000 bushels out of ihe  total Canadian 376,000,000 bushels. It  will be seen, therefore, that, outside  of the United States, Western "Canada produced considerably more than  the "combined production of North  and South America. Canada is, of  course, a tfewly settled country, and  the fact that the crop of the United  States was practically three times as  much   is  no  discouragement. The  United States has at present _ more  than twelve times the population of  Canada in approximately the same  area.  To illustrate further the greater  productiveness of Western Canadian-  land, wc submit the following figures,'  showing  the  1915  yields  per  acre  in '  the three, provinces of-Western Canada "and. in   the  states   which  in  that-  year' produced   the  greatest  quantity  of wheat.   The figures are taken from  the U: S! Department of Agriculture's  annual report and from the figures of !  the Dominion  Census  Bureau:-'   -  _ Bushels per ������������������;.  ���������  ''.;,  ;     .".:.-. .'���������' acre, 1915 '.'  All. Canada  :.   .......   .";  Western.  Canada   only   '.'.-  Province,  of Manitoba   ..  Province of Sask. ..   ....  Province of Alberta  .'.  United States, all .;"-'.:   ..  Montana ...   ..   ..   .....   ..'.  Washington ....   ....   ..  Wisconsin   Ohio'... '..   ....  Iowa    ....  Illinois    ....  Pennsylvania   Nebraska    ..  North Dakota  ..   ....   ..  Indiana   South Dakota   Minnesota   Texas   Virginia   Kansas   Missouri   Oklahoma   '29  291-5  28 4-5  28 1-2  32 4-5  17 ;  26 1-2  25 1-5  22 3-4  20 2-5  19.4-5  19  18 1-2  18 2-5  18 1-5  17 1-5  17 1-10  17  15 1-2  13 4-5  12 1-2  123-10  113-5  Roads for Ontario  "Is your country place finished  yet?"  "Oh, yes. Why, I have already begun alterations'on if."  The Answer  "What is your position on these  public  questions?"  "My position," replied the confident  candidate, "is very simple. I am  personally the answer to all of them."  Fund   to   Be   Created   to   Make   Fine  Highways  During an inspection of the Toronto-Hamilton highway, Hon. G.  Howard Ferguson., who accompanied  thc Highway Commission, annou.-ccd  that the Ontario Government intends  embarking on a progressive and aggressive roads policy.-With tlie $50,-  000 in motor license fees collected  in the province, it is proposed by (he  government lo create tlie nucleus of  a fund of $750,000 a year for the construction of a number of strategic  roads throughout Ontario. This sum  will be augmented from time to  time.  "Wrc have in mind," he said, "the  construction of such a highway as  that from Prcscott to Ottawa, -which  will place the capital on a main  road:  Proctor: Were you copying his  notes?  Student: Oh, no, sir! I was only  looking to see if he had mine right.������������������  Harvard Lampoon.  Irate Business Man: You book  agents make me so angry with your  confounded nerve and impudence that  1 cannot find - words to express my  feelings.  Agent: Then I am the very man  you want. , I am selling dictionaries.  ���������Life.  \l  I',  .)������  /.fl  m  H  m  M  ii  4  ;i'il  I  ���������r ri".-r������-i1 v&i?-'  ���������_/..���������.������ ji/ .������������������ 1    ���������".  - o     t  THE      GAZETTE,      HEDLEY,      B.      C.  CHURCH UNION  IN  CANADA  A   Clear-Cut   Statement from  the  Union    Committee    of _Pres-  byterjan General Assembly  Thc  following  statement has been  5sucd by thc Church Union Commit-  |jcc- of thc General Assembly:���������  The . General Assembly of our  Khurch, at its meeting in Winnipeg  Jin -June last, resolved to unite with  Ijhc. Methodist Church and the Con-  Ircgational Churches in Canada in  Terms of the resolution hereto appended, and appointcd'a committee ' to  ftarry put this policy.  Although the .actual consummation  uf 'the Union cannot be effected for  Ifcveral years, the decision of the As-  1-mbly was so momentous that this  Rimmittee, at its first meeting on  fcily 26th, considered it important  hat  the .whole" membership  ,        .    .. .     of    the  tihurch: -should be fully informed as:, solution of the Assembly that "provi  what is involved in il.  iThe committee therefore has decid-  i'l to  lay before all the sessions the  Resolution of   the   General Assembly,  Ijid  to* point  out   its  important   .eat-  res,; at the'same time urging-upon  essions, in virtue of their position of  ;sporisibility, to explain to the mem-  jtrs and adherents of the congregation the-meaning of thc action of the  meral  Assembly,    and-thus'to  remove    any possible misapprehensions  la   to   the -Basis   of Union, 'or   as   to  :'hat the Assembly actually did.  -1. The   action   of  the   General   As-  limbly is the action of the Supreme  "ourt   of  the   Church.     Our  Church,  li common with other Churches, as a  fart-of the living Body of Christ, un-  |cr His Headship and directed by I-lis  spirit,' is free -to modify its doctrines,  fovcrninent     and   worship    as   fuller  fglit may come, in order to the more  {ffective  fulfilment  of its  mission   in  le .world.  2. That, owing to the war, no further action to consummate the Union  is to be taken by the Assembly until  a full year after the close of the  War; that,is, at the earliest, not before June,  1918.  3. That, in the meantime, , the  Church Union Committee, appointed  in terms of the Assembly's resolution  on Union, is to confer with similar  committees from the other churches  with the object of ascertaining what  legislation it may be necessary to secure from thc Dominion Parliament  and the Provincial Legislatures. This  committee cannot report, at the earliest,  before June,  1918.  When thc committee shall have reported, the Assembly, provided the  other Churches have also given authorization to their committees to proceed, will authorize its committee to  secure, ,in conjunction with the similar committees of the other churches,  enabling Acts from the Dominion  Parliament and the several -Legislatures. The Union, itself, therefore,  cannot, 'at the earliest, be "consummated before 1919.  It is expressly provided in the re-  sion be made in this' legislation - to  conserve the property rights of all  congregations that may determine by  a majority vote of the communicants  not to enter the United Church."  4. That special oversight will be  given to the small congregations * of  the new and rapidly growing sections of the Dominion. Where Union  congregations are created they will  be under the oversight of joint committees; in other cases the fullest.cooperation will be practised, with a  view to the coming Union. i  - There will also be' the fullest, cooperation -in the work of the various  boards and committees of the several  churches.  ' At such a time as this in our new  land, this movement is full of the  highest promise. It was initiated in  response to religious conviction, and  as thc negotiations proceeded this  deepened.        The  t conviction      has  By law and .practice the Presbyter-; churches have been led by a way-that  f.n Church in Canada is governed by  Sessions, Presbyteries    and    General  Lssemblics;   .and  the Church speaks  through these courts.   In order, how-  rver,  that no  hasty or  ill-considered  [ction .may   be  taken,  it  is  provided  j>y  the  "Barrier  Act"' that  any   proposed  change  in  thc  Constitution  of  Ihe -Church must be submitted by the  Jicneral  Assembly   to  the  Pr-esbytcr-  i;s.;  and   unless   a   majority  of   these  frououncc  in   favor  of  the  proposed  hange,   it cannot   be "enacted by Ihe  [icncral  Assembly.  II. Thc proposed^.brganic Union" of  piie   Presbyterian     Church  in  Canada  ith   the 'Methodist and  the Congregational, Churches      of     Canada-has  iccn under discussion for over eleven  /cars..-During this period a Basis of  Jnion was wrought out with care by  irge and representative    committees  if the.negotiating Churches and-was  |icnt twice to thc-Presbyterics of the  Church.       It   was  also twice sent to  [.he Sessions  and  whole membership,  so that the Church  might    have    the  jpportunity of giving the fullest con-  :-idcrati6n-to the*  Basis   and   to    the  luestio'n :p"f Union. ....----���������'  It^is>important to observe that the  iBasis-df-U.ni.on as adopted does not*  require:jbuf-, people to abandon any-  ling : thafrisi hallowed :��������� to���������_' them in  |faith, worship or government.;; ���������;"'  The: Basis of "Doctrine contains the  indamentai'. Christian- beliefs that  fhave alvvays beemheldcby our people, I  nit' liberty.-ii allowed in those aspects  )f-doctrine which are the accompaniments : of, rather than essentials in,  Ithe evangelic faith. ..-.Jt.'.is- this great  Ifact that renders the proposed Church  fUnioii: practicable.  In tlie' Basis of,Union express provision is'-made that existing congrega.-.  Jtions shall be free to continue with-,  lout change the form of organization  fwhich they at present have. . The  {name's���������" ^"Session" and "Presbytery"  fare retained. Congregations will continue to* call their own ministers, and  fcthe pastoral tic will remain unbroken  fas long-^as minister and people so de-  [sire. A Settlement Committee will be  (appointed to endeavor to remedy the  [very serious difficulties that at pres-  [ent often interfere .with, the transfer  |oi* ministers from one congregation  "o another. This committee will be  Pa useful' organ to aid, rather, than re-  |strain, congregations in their choice  fof a minister, ancT to assist the minis-,  'tcr in finding a suitable field of la-  |bor. Existing congregations will experience little or no change in the in-  ��������� tcrnal  government  of   their  affairs.  III. T'hc, question "of Union was  twice submitted to the people for  their opinion, and abundant opportunity afforded for the consideration  [and amendment of a proposed basis  of Union. The basis as- finally ani-  ended was adopted by the General  Assembly of 1915, and thc question of  Union on this basis was submitted to  the sessions, communicants and adherents of the Church, and the vote  resulted in a substantial majority for  Union.  After the vote of the people had  been officially announced, the proposal was considered by Presbyteries in  conformity with the Barrier Act, and  52 out of a. total of 76 Presbyteries  definitely reported to the General Assembly in favor of Union.  After the fullest consideration and  debate, thc Assembly, by the very  large majority of 406 to 90, gave effect to the will of the Church in the  resolution hereto appended:  1. That the Presbyterian Church in  Canada is, by thc constitutional act  of its courts and carrying out the will  of its people, 'committed to' organic  Union with the Methodist Church  and thc Congregational Churches of  Canada.  they knew not. The Union will give  wider expressions than hitherto to organic Christian fellowship; it will remove many local rivalries, will, set  free many men ' to wotk in rapidly  growing or otherwise necessitous  communities, will in many directions  economise and conserve our common  resources, and will greatly aid in the  work among our non-English-speaking populations.  The..Union will not sever us from  thc traditions of our past; for our  Church will carry into the "United  Church of Canada" all-that is essential, and will continue its work more  effectively because of this Union with  others, who. will bring into the United  -Church their distinctive experience  in'religious thought and service.  We are confident, moreover, that  the parent churches in Britain .will  rejoice that conditions * in' this hew  land make.possible"'this unique expression' of practical Christian unity.  ' It is our hope, also, that this Union  is only. the forerunner. of larger  Unions yet to come within the Christian Church.  '"��������� In conclusion, the committee would  urge upon any -who may not yet be  satisfied with the decision of the General Assembly, to consider the question in all* its bearings, calmly, and  with the greatest care, .and , not to  commit themselves'..in opposition to  the will of the Assembly; being confident that the mature judgment of  the membership as a whole will accept the action of the Assembly, as  being in the highest.interests of,the  Kingdom'of God. ���������-���������������������������������������������'  R. A. FALCONER, Convener; ���������  Adopted by the General Assembly,  June 14, 1916; ,   .      --:, -.-*.  1. That,; the:-.'report of the committee on Union be received.  2. That in accordance with its recommendation this General Assembly  of the Presbyterian. Church in Canada dp now resolve to unite with the  Methodist Church of Canada and the  Congregational Churches of Canada  to constitute "The United Church of  Canada," on the basis of Union approved.by the General Assembly of  1915 and by the majority of Presbyteries since consulted under the Barr  rier Act.  3. That this decision be formally  announced to - the . Methodist- Church  of Canada and the Congregational  Churches of  Canada.  4. That a committee be appointed  to carry out the policy of the Assembly and to act in co-operation with  committees "of the Methodist and  Congregational Churches of Canada  in obtaining the necessary legal advice and in taking such steps as may  be deemed proper to prepare for making application to the Dominion and  Provincial Legislatures for such legislation as may be necessary to s*. -  cure the conveyance of property to  the United Church. That this committee report to the .'-first .Assembly  following the end of the first year  after the close of the war, and that,  with the consent and' authority of  that Assembly, application be made  for the legislation proposed at the  following session of the Dominion  Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures.  5. That provision be made in this  legislation to conserve thc property  rights of all congregations that may  determine by a majority vote of communicants not to enter thc United  Church.  6. That thc union be consummated  as soon after the securing of legislation as the regular" steps can be taken. ,  7. That in  thc    meantime Prcsby-  eries be instructed to move along the  lines authorized by the General Assembly in Edmonton in 1912 either by  local unions or by withdrawal of one  church or the other where serious  overlapping is taking place to the detriment of religion.  8. That to the better furtherance of  this end in each of the thirty-seven  Presbyteries of Western Canada, including the four Presbyteries of New  Ontario, a committee of three (one of  whom shall be the Superintendent of  the bounds) be appointed to meet a  like number of the Methodist Church  of Canada and one from thc Congregational Church of Canada, where  missions of that Church are found,  and one from the Union Churches,  where there are such within the  bounds, to advance local union or cooperation of congregations or mission stations, such joint committee  be authorized: -' ���������  (a) To see that Union Churches  are regularly visited."  (b) To select- from the literature  of the "churches what may be suitable  for .their use and to urge its purchase.  (c) To send delegates to promote  liberality in these Union Churches  toward missionary, charitable and  patriotic objects.'  (d) To urge these Union Churches  to take up collections for the various  schemes of the churches, to be divided proportionately between the  churches represented.  9. That the General Assembly continue, to any minister in good standing in this Church who may accept  the pastorate ofa Union or Co-operative Church the rights "that he now  enjoys in this Church, and that the  Conference of the Methodist Church  and the Congregational Union be  asked to do the same.  "The General Assembly's- Church  Union Committee, appointed June,  1916, in accordance with preceding  resolution:  Dr. R. A. Falconer/ C.M.G., Toronto, convener.  Ministers���������Prof. A. B. Baird, D.D.,  Winnipeg) Man.; T. C. Jack, D.D.,  North Sydney, N.S.; A. H. Foster,  B.D.,' Durham, N.S.-; J. Macartney  Wilson, B.D., New Glasgow, N.S.;  R. W. Ross, M.A., Halifax, N.S.;  G. A. Sutherland, M.A., Kensington, P.E.I.; J. A. McKeigan, B.A.,  St. John, N.B.jJohn Forrest, D.D.,  Halifax, N.S.; W. J. Clark, D.D.,  Westmount, Que.; Geo. Hanson,  D.D., Montreal; W. T. Herridge,  D.D., Ottawa; J. H. Turnbull,  M.A., , Ottawa; W. G. Wallace,  D.D., Toronto; Principal Gandier,  D;D.," Toronto; D. R. Drummond,  D.D., Hamilton, Ont.;' D.C. Mac-  Gregor, B.A., London, Ont.; R.  Martin, D.D., Stratford, Ont.; R.  Douglas Fraser, D.D., Toronto; M.  A. MacKinnon, D.D., Regina, Sask.-;  Principal Dyde, D.D., Edmonton,  Alta.; R. J." Wilson, D.D., Vancouver, B.C.  Elders: C. H. Mitchell, Halifax,  N;S..; Judge Forbes, St. John, N.B.;  Hon.. Justice . Archibald, Montreal;  Professor Matheson, Queen's University, Kingston; Hon. Justice  Sutherland, Toronto; Dr. Hamilton  Cassels, Toronto; J. K. Macdonald,  Toronto; Isaac Pitblado, K.C., Win-1  nipeg; Hon. Justice Stuart, Calgary,  Alta; President W. C. Murray, Sas-:  katoon, Sask. ":  Seed for 1917  Keeping Part of the Farm Free From  Weeds, In Order to Grow Seed  Between 80 and 90 pcr cent, of thc  seed to be used next year will be  grown on the farm on which it will  be used for seed. Most of our wheat  in Western Canada is now of two  varieties, Marquis and Red Fife, and  both of superior and about equal  quality. It will be possible, if any  farmer so wishes, to take the seed  from a definite area on the summer-  fallow or breaking or any clean piece  of land. It is also possible to mark  out a definite area and by hand pulling .keep this area free from weeds  or grains and other varieties of wheat  such as bearded wheats. In fact,  there is absolutely no reason why,  when a farmer is growing his own  seed, he should not grow this on a  definite area each year, an area which  he knows he can keep free from foreign seeds of all kinds. It is an established fact that grain of a pure  variety will give-a higher yield than  grain of mixed varieties. For tin's  reason the maintaining of pure varieties of grain on the farm by such  methods as suggested is profitable  work. We make this suggestion at  this time because it is possible to  still definitely lay out the seed field  on thc summerfallow and keep this  field free from seeds and foreign  grains.���������Farmers' Advoc'ate.  Boys Need More Food  Than Farmers  Soldiers for the Land  Farmer-Soldier's  Story of the Cana  dian   West  JH������  Steel in Germany       i  Apparently   No Great   Shortage   of  Iron and Steel in Enemy  Countries  Those who put too much dependence on the recent statement by a  German General that there is a  shortage in iron and steel in  enemy  Ptc. John Reid, of the 128th Battalion (Saskatchewan) Canadian Infantry, is a soldier who looks ahead.  During a brief leave of absence from  the front he visited his native home  in the Old Country and gave it as his  firm belief that tens of thousands of  men would, when the war is over,  seek homes i.i Canada. "Each Canadian," he says, "in Flanders is a recruiting agent for the Dominion.  Englishmen who earned a living in  stores, factories, mills, shipyards,  and even offices will not settle down  any more to their old jobs. They  have found new health and a new  idea of life in Flanders and France,  and, as there is no land in Great  Britain to be got unless you possess  the credit of the big farmer, where  can they turn to except to the Overseas of the Dominions? Take my  case. In* 1911 I gave up tanning in  the Old Country to try my luck in  Canada. I located in the West, fyled  on a homestead, and went through  digging. I had to build my own  shack���������which a soldier will do as a  bit of fun���������dug my own well, cleared  a bit of land, and made good. I own  now 320 acres, have cattle, horses,  farm machinery, and with the good  money for grain that I got I am all  right, and on m-y own. These words,  "my own," are music to a Britisher's  ears, and I expect, if spared to get  through thc war, tens of thousands  of fellows like me over in-the West.  But the West will have to behave a  trifle better to them than some of the  land sharks did to other greenhorns,  because the war, with its good points,  has made strong men who will stand  no monkeying by sharpers and  crooks."  Lack   of Appreciation    of   Ravenous  Appetites  Results in  Under-  Nutrition  The ravenous appetites of healthy,  growing boys are notorious. A recent  investigation of the food eaten by  300 boys in one of the largest private  boarding schools of America, published in the Journal of the American  Medical Association, shows that the  food was of the best quality, including  193 varieties;'it cost an average of 20  cents a meal per boy, or 13.8 cents  per thousand calories.  Each boy consumed 4,350 calories a  day at table, but bought an average  of 650 additional calories at a neighboring store, the principal item in  this  being chocolate.  Thus each boy averaged 5,000 calorics a day, or half as much again as  a farmer at work is believed to require. The total fuel intake was  three times that of the basal level of  1,700 to 1,800 calories, which is the  heat production of boys from 13 to  16 years- of age when resting or  asleep.  Dr.-Graham Lusk,remarks that lack  of appreciation of the ravenous appetites of boys and lack of provision  for it are the probable causes' of  much of the under-nutritiou seen in  children of school age.  At this particular school, bread,  butter, milk and sugar together furnished half of the food fuel, and the  Journal of the American Medical Association comments that this is an  exceptionally wholesome -cornbina-,  tion.  Look to Canada  For Fish Supply  Allied   Armies   as   Well  as   Civilian  Population Offer Big Business  The allied armies as well as a con-  countries, may find a check for their  siderable    proportion    of. the civilian  optimism in  the official statistics of - - -   -  the. Association of Iron and Cteel  Manufacturers, published in July.  The output of iron and steel for the  first six months of this year was.-  7,756,000 tons, compared with 6,187,-  000 tons in the first half of 1915, an  increase qf about 25 per cent. The  combined'production of thc Central  Powers in' 1915 was 15,944,200 tons of  steel, while the allied "countries produced 17,000,000 tons.  It becomes more and more clear-  to all who have made a thorough  study "of the military situation that  the war will be ended, not by the  sudden collapse of our enemies'  economic system, not by the development of revolutionary tumults, but  by the persistent use of gums and  men. We have established ascendancy in many respects, in precision  of artillery fire, in air work, in the  morale of our men. The continuous  and annoying pressure of our blockade is most damaging to the nerves  of the civilian population, but blockade is always a secondary, though  effective, method of warfare. The  primary method is to capture German positions on land and to press  back German armies.   To do that the  supply of men should be continuous,  and therefore the work of recruiting  is the most insistent task of the day.  ���������Toronto News.  Rumania Encourages Horse Breeding  The Rumanian regulation with regard to brood mares aims at improving and increasing the breed of hor-:  ses in that country. With a view to  this the Ministry of Agriculture is lo  distribute each'' year l'OOO brood  marcs at specially low prices to peasants who have given proof of their  ability as horse breeders, on condition  that they possess sanitary stables and  sufficient land for growing the requisite forage. The peasant'who benefits by this concession incurs certain  liabilities, and must'not sell ;the mare  thus, acquired until four v'ears after  the date of purchase.  population of Great Britain are now  looking to Canada for a steady supply of fish diet to make, up for meat  scarcity and to offset high prices for  meats. The minister of militia has  received from England a request to  put through an order for one million  and a half pounds of fresh frozen fish  for the British soldiers. Canadian  soldiers in England have been receiving a weekly ration of Canadian fish  for some months past. Arrangements  have now been made to supply the  Canadians in the trenches with a fish  ration and specially prepared tins arc  being sent forward.  The British authorities have beCD  impressed with the cheapness and desirability of a fish ration and want a  similar supply for the British troops.  There is also a gradually increasing  demand from civilians for Canadian  fish. Italy and France arc also beginning to look to the Canadian supply-  Sir Sam Hughes said that exports  of Canadian fish to thc allied countries would soon total a million  pounds pcr week. When in England  last August Sir Sam took up with the  British authorities the question of a  fish ration for British troops and urged that orders'be placed in Canada  through the Canadian war purchasing  commission.  Major Plugh Green, of Prince Albert, whom Sir Sam sent over to  England last winter to start thc fish  rations for the Canadian troops, is  also looking after the popularizing of  the general use of Canadian fish in  Great Britain.  Is Father of the  "Safety First" Idea  Mr.  Dunlop, a   Valued   Employee  of  the C.P.R., to Take a  Well-  Earned Vacation  Acting upon the advice of his physician, Mr. N. S. Dunlop, tax and insurance commissioner of the C.P.R.,  has decided to take a prolonged rest.  Mr.-Dunlop has been in the service of  the company for 29 years. He joined  the latter in "1888 at'Toronto. The  year afterwards he was appointed tax  and insurance commissioner and  claims adjuster. In these capacities  Mr. Dunlop did excellent work. As  claims adjuster he won the regard not  only of the executive, but of the public as well, as it was felt that Mr.  Dunlop was, above all things, a man  of probity and would only do what  was fair and equitable.  In 1914 he was appointed insurance  and tax commissioner, giving to these  duties his whole time. This was rendered imperative by the growth of  the C.P.R. property, which required,  from thc tax and insurance point of  view,  the  utmost  care.  Mr. -Dunlop may be said to be the  father of Safety First on the Canadian railways; and into this work he  threw himself with " splendid enthusiasm���������doing much to popularize the  movement. As far as the outside public is concerned, he is best known as  thc creator of the floral department  of "the C.P.R. He began in 18S9, to  save flower seeds from his own gar-  clen; and conceived the idea of  spreading the cult of flowers over the  system. He was a flower, nature and  book lover; and the work was congenial to him. He sent out seeds and  bulbs to the agents and others along  thc system; and soon, from ocean to  ocean,-the plots in front of hundreds  of stations were ablaze with flowers.  He gave prizes; and labored in every  way to make this feature notable. In  this he succeeded abundantly; and  today the C.P.R. from coast to coast  has its innumerable garden plots,  which owe their existence to Mr.  Dunlop's solicitude.  Mr. Dunlop is a member of the  New York State Stenographic Association, one of the oldest and largest  associations of shorthand men in the  world; but his brochure, "What the  Flowers Tell Us," and his. work of  adorning thc C.P.R. in its physical aspects, with floral beauty, will be Mr.  Dunlop's best recognition in connection with his long service with the  C.P.R.  A New World to Come  Anticipates Him  "Do you ever ask your wife's advice about  things?"  "No", sir; she doesn't wait to be  asked."  All the steam railways in New Zealand are owned and operated by the  government. There are about 3,000  miles of road in operation, and 100  lines arc under construction.  After the War, World's Work  Will  Be Greatly Advanced  It must be plain to those who have  studied thc position in all belligerent  and in many neutral countries with  any care that thc work of the statesmen at thc present moment is not  so much the devising of specific  schemes for meeting post-war conditions, though these have, of course,  their proper place, as of thc arousing  of men to a recognition of thc fact  that the end of the war will find them  to a very large extent in a new world.  Not a few of thc great questions of  two years ago will be found to nave  settled themselves, and men everywhere will be called upon to take up  the world's great problems at a point  far in advance of that at which they  left them two years ago.���������Christian  Science .Monitor.  Lawyer: Flave you been tried for  speeding before?  Motorist: Uh-huh! Forty or fifty  times.  Lawyer: Um���������that looks bad. You  must be about broke.���������Puck.  From a boy's essay: "Pain tells us  that all is not right where the pain is.  There are many kinds of pain, cnougfc  for everyone to have some." ���������. ,-..,.- -., ���������..-,.-^--c-^-.. w?-.--...",v..-----.--.'*.'a:T'--'.-f-^^^^^  ^ST-"-*^?^  V  :v;.-'i''i  THE      GAZETTE.     HEDLEY,     B.      C*  A BRIGHT TOBACCO OF THE FINEST QUALITY  10 CENTS PER PLUG  The Aperture  "Come 'ome ter me 'c did an' said  Vd lorst ,'is money, slipped thro' a  'o!e in 'is pocket. 'Yus,' *$ scz, 'but  by the -"way yc'rc wavin' abaht it  seems to', me'it's slipped thro' a 'ole  in ycr, fice.' "���������London Opinion,  Why Suffer With Backache,  ,    Kidneys oh Rheumatism How?  tetUr Telia of Long4ookcd-for Prescription.  Vear Readers���������Li1 can do any good In  the world for others, I wish to do it, and  I feel that it is mv duty to write about  the wonderful results I received from tho  use of " Anuric." I was suffering from  kidney and bladder troubles, - scalding  urine, backache and rheumatism; and feet  and ankles swelled so that at: times I  could not walk without assistance.  Had taken several different kinds of  kidney remedies but all failed. I sent  for a box of Dr.. Pierce's newest discovery, "Anuric," which I received by  mail in tablet form. I soon got, better  aud am convinced that this popular  new medicine is good. I wish to recommend it to my neighbors and everybody suffering from such troubles.  .Mrs. M, J. Sabgent.  ll-  who 1  am sure was���������your son  Ciprian."  Lord Moorhampton heard her in  dead silence, without-moving a muscle, so that she could not tell whether  he believed her or not. Suddenly  aware that she dared not trust herself lo say <a'rioth'cr word, for fear of  breaking down, she rose lightly to her  feet, and was hurrying towards thc  door when his voice, grave and commanding,  checked  her���������  "No. Don't go away. Come back,,  and sit down."  She hesitated, -''then turned, and  hanging her head, staggered back and;  fell into the chair she had left! Lord  Moorhampton crossed the floor, and  touching the electric button;near Hie  door, flooded the room with" light.  Then lie came back and took the,  chair opposite to her on the other  side of the fireplace.   . "     /  "Now," said he in the same grave  tones','-"tell, me air about it."  She looked up at him, agitated and  distressed.  "I heard --what was going on, but I  could do nothing, for I was locked  into the inner room. Your son, when  he was knocked down, wa^s just,able  to let me out before he became unconscious, with a great, wound in Jii's  head. The other manc.had got away,  and I never saw him at all till I met  him today here. I had no idea who  he'was-���������till  then.    But it was  he,  I  Note: You've all undoubtedly heard  of the famous Dr. Pierce and his well-  known medicines. Well, this prescription is one that has been successfully  used for many years by the physieiefhs  and 'specialists at Dr. Pierce's Invalids'  Hotel and Surgical Institute, of Buffalo,  N. Y., for kidney complaints, and diseases arising from disorders of the kidneys and bladder, such as backache,  weak back, rheumatism, dropsy, conges-  ,   .  tion of the kidneys, inflammation of the i right, but that can t be true  bladder, scalding   urine,  and  Icnow, who attacked  your  urine, and urinary  troubles.      .  Up to this time, "Anuric" has not  been on sale to the public, but by the  persuasion of many patients and the  increased demand for this wonderful  healin Tablet, Doctor Pierce has finally  dficidod to put it into the stores, or send  10 cents for 'large trial package or 50  cents for full treatment. "*- '  Simply ask for Doctor Pierce's Anuric  Tablets. There can be no imitation.  Every package of 'Anuric" is sure to be  Dr. Pierce's. You will find tho signature  on the package just as you do on Dr.  Pierce's Favorite Prescription, the ever-  famous friend to ailing women, and  Dr.-Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery,  proven by years to be the greatest general tonic and reconstructor for ..any  one, besides being the best blood-maker  known.  ^  oom  Nineteen  BY  FLORENCE WARDEN  WARD. LOCK & CO.. LIMITED  London. Melbourne ������������d "1 onato  %  J  (Continued.)  He stared at her for a moment  without speaking. At that moment  there came to the ears of both the  sound of Joe Wright's voice, loud,  harsh, aggressive, coming from the  terrace, where he appeared to be engaged in an altercation with Captain  Dalmaine.  Lord Moorhampton drew himself  up.--"  "What an appalling voice that fellow has got!" he exclaimed irritably..  "It's thc most disagreeable voice I;  ever heard," chimed in Mabin with so  much energy that Lord Moorhampton turned round, and smiling, half  in surprise and'half in amusement,  stooped to look into her face in the  growing dusk.  Hut he could not see much of it,  for Mabin bent her head and bit her  lip, and as she was sitting with her  back to the fading light, the rosy red  color which al once spread over her  cheeks and forehead could not be detected.  "Have you met Wright before?"  asked   Lord  Moorhampton  abruptly.  Mabin looked up, catching her  breath.  "t���������I���������I    don't    know,"     she said,'  speaking in jerks, *and in  evident agj  t.itiou,  "whether    you   would     ca"  meeting     him.       I've���������I've  heard   Ins  voice  before.       He   was     talking���������he  was attacking���������in a City office, a man  When Your Eyes Neea Care  U������e Murine Ere Mediuine. NoSm'irtinp���������Feels  Fine- Acta Quickly. Try it fur Red, Weak,  Sore E.yenan<1 Granulated Eyelids. Murine's  compounded by our Oenlints���������not a "Patent  Medicine"- untuned in successful Physiciana'  Practice for many yearn. Now dedicated to  ���������he Publie and sold by Di up-fists at 60c pcr  Bottle Murine Eye Salve in Aoeptif Tuliea,  25c and 50c. Write for book ot tlie Eye Free.  Murine Eye Kennedy Company Chicago- Alli  son, and  now it is for you to find out what  happened afterwards. They told,ihe  the  man    attacked  walked    away all  It is for  'you to find out what happened.    This  Mr.  Wright is.a murderer, I believe;  if he's    not, he    meant to    be if he  could." ,-  ;  Lord Moorhampton listened to this  recital without one word or one'sign  cither of belief or disbelief. Then,  when she paused, he rose slowly, and  began to walk up and down the room,  a frown on his face, his hands clasped  behind his back, thoughtful, bewildered, evidently a prey to the most agitating reflections.  At last, when he stopped short a  few paces from her, Mabin said in  a strangled voice���������  "What could I do but come and  tell you? That is why I came, to find  out the friends of the man who was  either murdered or half-murdcrcd. I  found a scrap of a half-burnt letter  at the hotel where he had been, and  on it saw thc address, 'Heath Hill.'  That is what brought -me here. I  knew nothing about your wanting a  secretary, but I used that, when I had  the opportunity, in order to be able  to tell-you all this."  "It was good of you. But how  came you������������������"  "To be interested in him? From  the moment he spoke to mc, I liked  him, I thought him strangely nice  and���������and unlike other people."   ....  "And you think he was deliberately murdered by Wright?"  "I do think so."  Lord Moorhampton frowned in  evident perturbation. It struck Mabin that he was even more disturbed  by the unpleasant duties the suspicion would entail upon him than by  the news itself.  "1 must make inquiries," he said  with an air of distressful resignation.  "I must consult my solicitors about  thc course to be taken.. In tlie meantime, I beg you to say nothing about  this to anyone here, to anyone anywhere." ,  "Of course not. But I have something, more to tellyou, Lord Moorhampton."  "Something more?"  He had taken up the telephone that  lay  on   his  desk,  and  now  he  put   it  down in alarm.  "Yes. He has left a child, a .ittle  son. Pie is at my mother's House,  He is about four years old, and die  sweetest little hoy in  the world."  Lord Moorhampton was moved at  last t'o thc very depths of his being  "A child! A son? Ciprian has a  son? Plow did you find him? Tell  mc without the least reserve everything you know, from the very beginning."  Mabin obeyed, losing her fears and  her nervousness when she saw that  al last she had aroused in him thc  keenest and liveliest attention. No  detail did she omit, and she was gratified to sec that at least, however she  -^f-finighl have felt wounded by his coin-  .''j parative coolness about the fate of  the son who had been estranged from  him for so long, he was keenly interested about the boy.  "If he was married," he exclaimed  more* than once, with such evident  pleasure that she was struck by the  fact, "the boy is my heir."  She, being mistrustful of Lady  Moorhampton, could not but think  that Lord Moorhampton's mind had  been poisoned against his son Ciprian  by his wife, for some reason which  she   could   not   even   guess   at.      But  it was clear that he felt more interest  in (lie unknown "Dibs" than he did  in the sickly and unattractive son of  thc second Lady Moorhampton.  When Mabin had finished her  story, Lord Moorhampton, now intensely excited, went again to the  telephone.  He had scarcely got tlie instrument  in his hand and called out the number  he wanted when the door.opened and  Lady Moorhampton came in.  She was quick to see that her husband; was in a state of excitement unusual with him, and she threw a mistrustful glance at Mabin.  "Who are you speaking to, Edric?"  she asked.  He looked up, his eyes very bright;  '"To" my solicitors. I've just found  out; something."  Again the lady's glance was directed upon  thc secretary.  "Found out something?   What?"  ''., Mabin    was trembling for    the answer he would give.   But Lord Moorhampton turned to his wife, and said:  "Ciprian has left a son.    My heir."  Lady Moorhampton recovered her  self-command, and tried to answer in  the same tone as her husband:  "Obliged! WI13', so am I, of course.  Deeply obliged."  But Mabin stood dumb, appalled by  dangers which she knew that the indiscreet revelation on the part of  Lord Moorhampton had brought  upon poor "Dibs."    '  (To Be Continued.)  Sensations  Ethel: I'll never forget the -sensa* ���������  lion  of my first kiss.  Kitty: Neither shall I. An old gossip saw Jack kiss me, and it became  thc sensation of thc town.  How Huns Treat Prisoners  Got    Seven  Days    for    Stealing  Carrot  An escaped British prisoner from  one of the German camps furnishes  up-to-date light upon the treatment  that is still meted out to English and  Colonial men in -at least some camps.  It appears that his experience proves  what has again and again been suspected that, with the rising hatred'  of   thc   German   for  the   British   and  the  Italian,  they arc marked men in  A cry of rage and indignation burst   camp,  where  officers    share, the pre-  from   Lady Moorhampton's  lips, and  vailing feeling.     This  particular  sol  i-n a flash Mabin saw the harm which  his simple words had done. The  lady turned with burning eyes and a  voice hoarse with *ang.er upon the  girl.  "So it is you who have brought  this alisurd story? Il is for that you  came here, I suppose? Pray, in whose  pay are you? What do you g'et*'for  this  business?"  Mabin was too much disconcerted  to reply. But Lord Moorhampton,  with a dienity for which she had  scarcely given him credit, so easygoing..was lie for the most part, came  between her and his wife, and answered for the trembling secretary: " -  ���������'"Whether thc story is absurd or not  remains to be seen, F.dith. In (he  meantime, I am deeply obliVcd to  this young ladv for thc trouble siie  has-taken in giving me the information."  dicr says: "No one* would permit  such cruelties to be practised on defenceless men, and these soldiers.  On one occasion all prisoners were  lined up outside stark naked preparatory to bathing. A German sentry  purposely jostled a British lad, because he was a famous boxer. Imagine how heroic that fellow was  not to knock Jiini in thc jaw! The  huts were moving with vermin. The  Germans collected for wreaths for  any soldier that might die, but we  found out that the money was pocketed and spent - on lager beer in.  place of wreaths. 1 once stole a  couple of carrots, driven lo it by  sheer hunger. I got seven days in a  civilian prison for the offence. My  regret now :s that I did not steal  enough to get sixty days. I got an  approach to decent grub while in  that prison."  My father had been troubled  -with Rheumatism for a number of  years. Ho was advised by a friend  to try  Ho purchased a box, and after talcing them for. a week found that  they gave him- some relief.-.^.H*  then purchased three'more boxes,,  ���������which were the means of entirely  relieving him. He ig-no-w a strong:  man in good health and able teat tend to his daily -work. Tor-this,  great change all is duo to Gin.Pills.  Yours truly,    Alex. Moor*.  All druggists  sell  Gin  Pill3  s*  SOc. a box, or 6 boxe3 for $g.5������������  Sample free if you -write to -  ���������NATIONAL DBtTG b  CHEMICASr  00. Or CANADA, UMITEO  loroato. Oat,     . S0  A Puzzle for.,the Vicar  A Welsh vicar, who has rcccntlj-* -  been advertising for an' organist, was ,|  very much bewildered on receiving*'  the "following amongst his replies:���������j-'-l  "Dear Sir,���������I notice you have a-jj  vacancy'for an organist and music-!j  teacher, either lady or gentleman.-Jl  Having been both for several ycar% jj  I beg to offer 3:011 my services." -'I  "You have' been  accused  of beinf*  a prevaricator." >lfl  "Well,"  replied    Senator  Sorghum, 'J  "that  sounds  hopeful.    The fact that  they selected so delicate a word indi  cates that somebody is  ���������Washington Star.  afraid of mc'  ^  .\  The Canary's Death  Visitor (noticing empty cage)_: Did  your canary die a natural death?  Bobby: Ycs'm; thc cat ate him. ���������  Boston  Evening Transcript.  W.      N.  U.  1131  Take 2  ires']  at  arise  ^���������^i^'r^Sw  lorous.  When you feel gloomy and depressed and cannot sleep, suspect your  nerves. When you shrink from company and would rather be alone you  are losing confidence in yourself, and that can only mean weak nerves.  It is not natural to be solitary and unsociable, it shows clearly that vitality has become reduced^:*'  and the nervous system correspondingly weakened. But take Dr. CasseH's Tablets for such a-*-  condition and you will be astonished at the results, astonished at the bright new health you will:  gain, at the splendid vigour and vitality they will give you.  Mr. Poole, a business man of 60, Infirmary Road,.Sheffield, England, says :���������" I had lost all  "��������� confidences myself, and was actually afraid to meet people.   The alertness and activity I had  formerly- possessed   were  gone.     My digestion was feeble, and sleeplessness was terrible.     But when I  commenced taking Dr. CasseH's Tablets I soon felt better.   Now I am as well and fit as any man of my age.":  Dr. CasseH's Tablets are Nutritive, Restorative, Alterative, and Anti-Spasmodic, and of great Therapeutic  value in all derangements of the Nerve and Functional Systems in old or young. 'They are the recognised-'  modern home remedy for Nervous Breakdown, Nerve and Spinal Paralysis, Infantile Paralysis, Rickets,  St. Vitus' Dance, Anasmia, Sleeplessness, Kidney Disease, Dyspepsia, Stomach Catarrh, Brain Fag, Headache,  Palpitation, Wasting Diseases, Vital Exhaustion, Loss of Flesh, and Premature Decay. Specially valuable  for Nursing Mothers and during the Critical Periods of Life.     ���������  Druggists and Dealers throughout .Canada sell Dr. CasseH's Tablets. If not procurable in your city-  send to the sole agents, Harold F. Ritchie & Co . Ltd., 10, McCaul Street, Toronto; one tube 50 cents*  six tubes lor the price of five        War Tax Extra, 2 cents per tube.  Sa'.c P-oprictors .���������Dr CassclVs Co., Lid., Manchester, Eng.  GET A FREE SAMPLE  Send yar name md address and 5 cenls for  postage, etc. lo Hanlii jr. RiuMs & Co., Ltd..  10, McCuvl Street, Toronto, and ������ gtneraus  simple trill he mailed vow free nl charge.  :J|r|:ti|ftn������^  "What are you going to do when  you grow up, Annette?" asked one  little girl of another.  "Marry some silly mart, I suppose,"  was the reply, "like most other women."���������Kansas City Star.  "Phwat arc thim buckets for on  thc shilf in the hall?"  "Can't yez read, yc fool? It says  .011  them 'For Fire Only.'"  "Thin why hov they put wathcr  in. them?"���������Boston  Transcript. .  "Is golf an expensive game?"  "It must be. I hcar,d my husband  telling a friend the other day that hi  had to replace about eighteen pivots  on the first nine holes."���������Detroit Frc-e  Press,  IsgoodtesT ���������yi-  X  /^'  trJ   <  THE     GAZETTE.      HEDLEY.      B.     C.  Larger Uniforms Wanted  Probably never in thc history of  the world has it happened that a  great part of a nation has improved  its physical standard so rapidly, says  Thc Nation. In whole battalions of  Lancashire recruits the uniforms that  were issued on enlistment have been  exchanged since for'larger sizes, and  thc people of the districts where the  new armies have been billeted have  remarked the extraordinary change  that has come over these soldiers  with a few months of open-air and  good food.  \orth Dakota Scheme  /   Tried in Saskatchewan  ganizing    Farmers'    Non-Partizan  Political League in  Effort to  Control Legislature  Organization    of    a farmers'    non-  -tizan  political  league is being at-  npted    in _ Saskatchewan,    and al-  dy, according lo one official organ-  r,'    nearly   .2,000     farmers     have  d $15   each  into  a   common'fund.  e organizer states thai I hey intend  try and capture the legislature and  : the credit of thc province for the  ancing of their schemes, which in-  'ide  government-owned  flour  mills,  ���������.vators  and packing plants.    They  p desire  rural  credit- banks.     The  jinpaign will be carried on all win-  , and the new league hopes to take  L-. field at the next provincial elec-  11. <    Thc plan    is imported    from  J'irth    Dakota,    where    the farmers  pturcd thc legislature -three to one  thc last state elections.  Aeroplanes for Exploration  Aeropiancs are to be ircludcd in  the equipment of an exploration party  that is setting out from thc Argentine for thc wild unknown region  around Afar Cliiquita, a lake -with an  area   of   something  like   1,000  square! ��������� ,  miles, which    is    located    some    350(Can  Be  Quickly  Dispelled Through  A Tip  When you know a fellow' to  be a  bad egg, don't try lo beat hiin.  THE SHADOW OF  .    BROKEN HEALTH  You will find relief In Zam-Buk!  It eases tlie burning, stinging  pain, stops bleeding and brings  ease. Perseverance, with Zam-  Buk, means cure. Why not prove  this ?   -Au Druggists <uui Store*.���������  to* box.  &m$  Strictly British Virtues  How's This?  ife  offer1-.. One   Hundred     Dollars  .Reward  any* case of Catarrh that cannot be cuicd  Hall's   Catarrh   Cure. ���������  iHall's   Catarrh   Cure   has   been   taken   by  Itarrh sufferers     for     the     past     thirty-five  firs,   and   has   bccoirrc   known   as   the,, most  [liable* remedy  for  Catarrh.     Hall's   Catanli  lire acts  through  the Blood on  the Mucous  Irfaccs, expelling the Poison "from the JJlood  Id   healing   thc   diseased   portions.  fjftiter  you  have  taken  Hall's   Catarrh' Cure  \ a short time yon will see a great improvc-  bnt   in >your   general   health.      Start   taking  Rill's   Catarrh   Cure   at   once   and   get  rid  of  JP.tarrh.    Send  for   testimonials  free.  F. J.  CHENEY  & CO.,  Toledo,  Ohio.  Sold   by   all   Druggists,   75c.  -- ,.    ���������-*?:'  battleships with  Eighteen Inch Guns  fleportcd    That    Great    Britain    Is  Equipping New Battleships With  Monster Guns  Battleships   equipped   with   18-inch  [iins,   three   inches   bigger   than   any  Jow afloat    and  two    inches  greater  than  the largest guns- projected    for  Ihe new battleships and battle cruis-  >xs::;tQ^\bev  added    to .the American  [itavy,.'are:under "constructipn-in -Great  sritairi, according    to    unofficial    ad-  Irices, -which   arc* given   credence  by  |iaval officials in Washington.  Thebig weapons are designed pri-  larily,     officials     believe,     for    use  figainst land  fortifications.  As- a 'means of developing floating  forts,  which   could  throw great  projectiles' into land fortifications out of  iiight over the horizon,  the  reported  British    yenture    in battleship    con^  Jstruction is regarded by ordnance ex'  ;������erts "in  Washington as having great  Ipossibilitics.       They    estimate    that  shells    weighing nearly 3,000 pounds  |could  be  used   effectually,  and  point  jut that an cightccri-inch gun would  Jhave a range equalto, if not greater,  lihan the average European coast defence ordnance. "  ���������   ���������_  ; The largest guns carried now by  lany naval vessel, so far as known, by  Irecords in Washington are the 15-  finch rifles, mounted on some of the  [latest British, German and Italian  I battleships.  some  miles from Buenos Ayrcs in a northwesterly direction. Thc explorers be-  licye that with aeroplanes they will  be able to secure beautiful photographs of the region. Another object they have in view is thc securing of data regarding the feasibility  of constructing canals in order to facilitate water connection with the Argentine city. Thc party has been  financed by private individuals and  the work has been undertaken in  celebration of the republic's one hundredth anniversary of independence.  - It Testifies for Itself.���������Dr. Thomas'  Eclectric Oil needs no testimonial of  its powers other than itself. Whoever  tries it for coughs or colds, for cuts  or contusions, for sprains or burns,  for pains in the limbs or body, well  kuow^,that the medicine proves itself  and needs no guarantee. This shows'  why this  Oil is in general use.  "Tanks" Invented in ISth Century  The"-, "tanks," -_ /or "land-dreadnoughts," were anticipated, in idea at  least, in-the fifteenth century by the  painter of "Thc Last Supper" and  "Mona Lisa," Leonardo da Vine*.  That all-comprehending genius, offering his services to thc Duke of Milan,  asked to be allbwed_.to give proof of  his efficiency in many things connected with the peaceful arts and thc art  of war, which he methodically enumerated, the sixth item in his list being as follows: "(6) I can also construct covered wagons which shall be,  proof against any force, and, entering into the midst of the enemy will  break any number of men, and make  way for the infantry lo follow without hurt or impediment." The ninth  item in his list of qualifications would  have specially recommended 'him today: "For naval operations also,"  he wrote, "I can construct,;many instruments both ; of offence iand defence. I can make vessels that shall  be bomb-proof."  I  The Doctor  Says "Quit"  ���������many tea or. coffee drinkers find themselves in the  grip of a "habit" and think  they can't. But they can-  easily���������by changing to the  delicious,  pure-food  drink,  The Proven Asthma Remedy.���������  Since asthma/existed there has been  no lack of much heralded remedies,  but they have proved short-lived and  worthless. The ever-growing reputation of Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthma  Reme'dy has given it a place in the  field of medicine which no other can  approach. It has never been pushed  by sensational methods, but has simply gone on effecting relief and making new converts.  .The.Mayor ot a western town hit  upon a novel scheme, to rid himself  of a bore, who had pestered him for  some time. -The Mayor's doorkeeper  was a good-natured, obliging chap,  and he could never find it in his heart  to turn the bore away. Just as sure  as the Mayor was in, the bore was  sure to be admitted.* * One day the  Mayor determined* to "end the persecution.    So he said to his-doorkeeper:  "Henry, do you know why Smith  continues to come here so rcgularly?."  .   "No, sir; I.can't say that   do."  "Well, Henry, I don't mind telling  you in confidence that he's after your  job."  "From that day," says the Mayor,  "I saw  no  more of the bore."  the,.Use of Dr. Williams  ���������    Pink Piils  When the  shadow of poor health  follows your life;  when hope begins  to fade and friends look serious, then  is the time you should remember that  thousands just as hopeless have been  cured and restored to the sunshine of  health    by the "use ' of Dr. Williams  Pink Pills.    These pills actually make  new, rich blood which brings a glow  of health     to  anaemic cheeks; cures  indigestion, headaches and backaches,  drives out the stinging pains of rheumatism " and neuralgia,     strengthens  the  nerves  and  relieves  as  no other  medicine can do the aches and pains  from   which  womanfolk alone suffer.  In any emergency of poor health give  Dr.   Williams   Pink Pills   a  fair  trial  and    they will    not disappoint    you.  Here is a  case that will  bring hope  to many a weary sufferer.    Mrs.    E.  C. Taylor, Ascbt-Ave., Toronto, says:  "A few years ago I was so run down  with   anaemia   that   I  walk  about   the  house,  and  was   not  able lo leave it.    I had no color; my  appetite    was  poor    and  I  was; constantly     troubled     with     headaches,  dizzy spells    and general    disinclination  lo move  about or. do  anything.  I  tried many medicines,'but none of  them"' .helped    mc,  and    my friends  thought' I  was  in  a  decline.       One  day a friend  who was in   to sec  mc  asked  if  I  had     tried  Dr.  Williams  Pink P-ills.    I had heard of this medicine often, but had not used il, so I  determined to give it a trial.    I certainly got a pleasant surprise, for after using two  boxes'! coulcl^fccl  an  improvement in my condition.   ' Continuing thc use of these pills, I began  lo   regain  my   health,   the   headaches  and  dizzy spells    were disappearing,  and I began to gain weight.      People  began   enquiring  what  I  was   taking  and I was not slow to give Dr. Williams -Pink  Pills   the  credit.    I took  the pills for less  than'*   two months,  and completely regained my old-time  health and strength.   T hope my experience    may convince some doubting person  as  to  the great*  merit   of  Dr.: Williams. Pink Pills, as I certainly have cause to be a firm champion  of them."  You can get these pills through  any dealer in medicine or by mail at  SO cents a box or six boxes for"-$2.S0  from The Dr. Williams Medicine Co.,  Brockvillc, Ont.  General as Trench Digger  A new story is going thc rounds  about General Birdwood, commander-in-chief of tlie Australian forces.  It seems that at Gallipoli thc necessity for digging the soldiers into  shelter was so urgent thai everybody)  ���������was put to the job, even the General  look a hand on more-than one occasion. Thc weather was bad and the  work hard, and one of thc New Zea-  landers when questioned by General  Birdfvood as lo how he found things,  venlurcd to make a mild protest at  the amount of trench digging lo be  done. "Well, my dear fellow," said  thc General, "I know i it's ��������� pretty  tough, but it's got lo be done, and I'm  hanged if I am going to do it all myself."     %     .  Such is his method, and every.man  who ever served tinder him loves him  for his humor and comradeship.  A correspondent in the Nation has  suggested that while the Germans  have thc intellectual virtues of diligence and system, flic British, on the  (other hand, have thc higher intellectual virtues of initiative and originality. It rather reminds one of Walter Pater's famous distinction between the "centripetal" Doric genius,  which ordered and systematized  ideas, and thc "centrifugal" Ionic genius, which was always flying off at .  tangent after new ideas. Thc former  would correspond to the German and  thc latter to the British types. If  there is anything in it, we may perhaps explain thc British initiative by  the intellectuals and social freedom  nurtured by nearly a thousand years  of immunity from invasion.���������Manchester'Guardian.  KMwiiiiw.  Easily and (Juickly Cured wa,.  EGYPTIAN LINIMENT  For Sale by All Dealers  Bkwjci-aj- &. Co., Prop'rs. Kapanee. Cast.  Minard's   Liniment  where.  for   sale   every-  ���������THE WFW FREWCH REMBOV. N.I W.2 H<������  TH������RAP80N %������������z������  jrsat succeii, cores chionic weakness, lost viooa  ft VIM KIDNEY BLADDER. DISEASES BLOOD rOISO*  ���������flLES     EITHER NO   DRllGGISTS Or MAIL 81   POST 4 CTf  foiigeraco so dfekmanst new york or lyman broi  toronto write for free dook to dr lk clem}  Med Co HavkrstockRd. Hampstead London Emu.  rrvnewdrage-ktastelessiformop  easy to taw  THBRAPIOH EaIt.^0^  |EE THAT TRADE MARKED WORD * THERAPION IS OH  BRIT. GOVT STAMP AFFIXED TO ALL GENUINE F ACUTA  Economic Problems in Canada  '   It is  true  that,  to  offset the extra  cost of his food    and raiment which  the Canadian now faces, he has, if an  active worker, been gelling more and  steadier work, and at considerable increase  of wage.    Nor has  thc  Cana-  could  scarcely-   lan  Pr������duccr of basic food supplies  -nr*   i.-ae   ���������r.i ' aught' to complain of.    The main element   yet   to   be  affected  and  forced  to   endure   the  pinch   is   the  salaried  group, which is unorganized, not vocal in any commanding way, unskilled iu furthering group interests, and  not receiving any increase of income  while   meeting   enforced   expenditure  for food, raiment and other necessities, and also, in  some    cases, facing  new forms of taxation.    As il is from  this class,.and not from the proletariat, that many leading radicals of all  countries come,    it is    interesting to  speculate as to what will be the effect  upon    coming    political    and    social  changes in thc Dominion of any discontent   that   may  arise   within      UieJ/  salaried    officials' group    and among  men practising    the professions, following prolonged  experience with an  era of high prices for daily necessaries.���������-Christian. Science Monitor.  BOOK   ON  DOG DISEASES  And How to Feed  Mailed free  to  any address  by  tlie Author  H. CLAY GLOVER CO., Ine.  118 Went 31st Street, New York  The Heart of a Piano is the  Action.   Insist on the  Otto Higel Piano Action  Mrs.    Jones:    Fred, dear,  says  she  has   made  up  her  mind   to  be cremated.  Jones (absent-mindedly): All right.  Tell her to put on.her things aud I'll  take hev along.���������London Fun.  Best Liniment of All  Destroys Every  But Never Burns  The Toll of the Guns  According io the British Treasury,  the war is costing Great Britain $53,-  000,000 a day.    In  September the to-  I tal  casualties  on   all   fronts  were of-  ificers 5,439, men 114,110.    The Ovcr-  - sea News Agency estimates that the  : combined   French   and  British  losses  in thc Sommc battle up to September  ' 15 amounted  to about 500,000.  Wc    believe    MINARD'S    LINIMENT is the best:  Mathias  Foley,   Oil  City,  Ont.    *     ���������  Joseph" Snow,  Norway, Me.  Charles Whooten, -Mulgrave,  N. S.  Rev.     R.   O.   Armstrong,     Mulgrave,  N. S.  Pierre    Landers,    Sen., Pokemouchc,  N.  B.  This fine cereal beverage  contains true nourishment,,  but no caffeine, as do tea  and coffee. <   * ���������  ���������'.   Posturri makes for comfort, health> and efficiency.  -ThereV a Reason''  ���������..Canadian Fosliim Cerent Co.; I,td,. ..-  ���������'.-'.' Windsor.'Ont.    '���������'*'���������  w.  N.       U.  1131  Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.  As Widow Watt bent industriously  over her wash-tub she was treated to  polite conversation by a male friend,  who presently turned the conservation to matrimony, winding up with  a proposal of marriage.  "Are ye sure ye love me?" sighed  thc buxom widow, as she paused in  her wringing. '  The man.vowed he did.  For a few minutes there* was silence as thc widow continued her labor. Then suddenly she raised her  head and asked:  "You ain't lost yer job, 'ave yer?"  ���������Tit-Bits.  Weight of the Big Guns' Shells  It is. estimated that the _ 18-inch  guns of the British Navy will each  weigh about 150 to 160 tons, and that  the weight of the projectile will be  about 2,900 pounds. Thc new 16-iuch  guns of thc United States Navy will  throw projectiles weighing about  2,100 pounds. Thc 15-inch gun carried by the Queen Elizabeth throws  a shell weighing about 1,920 pounds.  United States 14-inch shell weighs  1,400 pounds.  -"How thankful we are to get hold  of such a wonderful household remedy as Ncrviline," writes Mrs. E. P.  Lamontagne f re in. her. home near  Wetaskiwin, Alberta. "In this faraway section, far away from a doctor  or druggist, every family needs :.  mamma | good supply .of liniment. Nerviline"  is the best of all. It destroys every  pain, but never burns. We use Nerviline in a- score of ways. If it's rheumatism, aching back, pain in the side,  sciatica or stiff neck,-���������you can laugh  at them if you have lots of Nerviline  handy. For earache,' toothache or  cramps I don't think anything could  act more quickly. For a general all-  round pain remedy I can think of nothing more valuable and speedy to  cue shan Ncrviline."  Th'e above letter is convincing���������it  tells how reliable and trusty this old-  time remedy is. Nerviline for forcy  years has been a household word in  Canada. Scarcely a home in Canada  you can find without Nerviline. Every  community has its living examples of  the wonderful curative properties of  Nerviline which will cure paim, and  aches anywhere in the joints or muscles. It's penetrating, soothing,  warming and safe for young and old  lo use. Get the large 50c family size  bottle; it's thc most economical.  Small trial size 25c at any dealer's  anywhere.  Buy Matches  As 3'*ou would any other  household commodity ���������  with an eye to full value.  When you buy  MATCHES  You receive a g*enerously-  filled box of Sure, Safe  Lights. -.������������������'.*<  EI  ASK FOR  Eddy s "Silent  Parlor" Matches  Keeping it Dark  Inquisitive Old Lady: Why haven't  you~~got a white top to your cap? I  thought all sailors wore white tops  at this season of the year.  The Sailor: H-u-s-h, "ma'am. We  don't want the Germans to know it's  summer time.���������Punch.   *  liJlllliiP  The Benefit of the Doubt  "You don't think that money brings  happiness?"'  "Well,, no."  "But still you are after money?"  "Yes, you see, while I don't think  that money    brings    happiness,  I'm J  ���������Arad sure that poverty doesn't."  She Was Shopping y  She had been sitting in the furniture shop for nearly two hours, inspecting the stock of linoleums. Roll  after roll the perspiring assistant  brought out, but still she seemed dissatisfied. From her dress he judged  her to be a person of wealth, and  thought it likely she would have a  good order to give. When at last he  had shown her thc last roll he paused  in despair.  "I'm sorry, madam," he said apologetically, "but if you could wait I  could get some more pieces from the.  factory. Perhaps C-you would call  again."  The prospective customer gathered  her' belongings together and rose  from the chair.  "Yes, do," she said, with a gracious smile, "and ask them to send  you one or two with very small designs, suitable for putting in the bottom of a canary's cage."���������Chicago  Journal.  The cheapness of Mother Graves'  Worm exterminator puts it within  reach of all, and-it can be got at t.ny  druggist's.  A six-wecks-old calf was nibbling  at the grass in the yard, and was  viewed in silence for some minutes  by thc  city girl.  "Tell me," she said, turning impulsively to her hostess, "does it really  pay you to keep as small a cow as  that?"���������Harper's Magazine.  "Pa, what's the fountain of.youth?"  "Must be a soda fountain, my boy."  ���������Buffalo Express.  I  Best for Quality, Style  and Value. Guaranteed for all climates.  ASK  YOUR  DEALER  y  ma  mxsm ���������������==j=l  1 i-    T^t' 7  '  THE      GAZETTE,      HEDLEY,     B.     C.  Coleman & 60.  ���������������.������  "The Big Store"  General  Merchants  buying  KEREMEOS, B. C.  SINQLEE  Laundry, Contracting of all  kinds, Ditch digging, Wood  Sawing, Clearing Iana, Cooking and all kinds of Chinese  Labor.  Keremeos, B.C.   ���������  and  SimDkameen Advertiser.   '  Subscriptions In Advance  Per Vear......... ..$2.00  "   (United St-ites)  2.30  Advertising Rates  Measurement. 12 lines to tho inch.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  Inch, $1.25-for ��������� ono insertion. 25 cents for  e-ich mibseqiicnt insertion. Over one inch,  * VI cents nor linu for first insertion and 8  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable iii advance ,   Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  81.25; over 1 inch and up to 4 inches, 81.00  per inch pcr month. To constant advertisers  takini,' larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will bo given of reduced  charges, based on sizo of spaco and longth  of time.  Certificate of Iinpro voiuents   (Whoro more than one claim appej  in notice, $2.50 for each additioi  claim.)  .SI 0.00  , .    irs  additionul  Jas. W. Gi'iiin, Publisher.  Hedley, B. C.. Dec 21,  1010.  KEREMEOS ITEMS.  Mr. Jones of Vancouver was  in town Monday.  Mr. E.Mills delivered a car of  coal in town on Friday.  Mr. O. H.Carle visited Hedley and Princeton last week on  business.  Miss Eva Gibson visited  Princeton between trains on  Saturday.  Mi-. Keelor motored to Hedley on Wednesday of Inst week  With passengers.  Mr. E. M. Crooker, Similkameen, was a business visitor in  town on Monday.  Miss Sewell of the Similkameen school left on Thursday's  train for Vancouver.  Mr. D. McCurdy of Shniika-  meen was a visitor in town on  Saturday between trains.  A surprise party was held at  the home of Mrs. Thos, Daly,  Island Lodge, on Wednesday.  Mis. Bowen left for Vancou-  couver on Saturday where she  will visit for a month with her  sister.  Messrs. Orser and Workman  left for Toronto on Wednesday,  via Penticton, where they will  spend the winter.  Mrs. Brown left on" Thursday's train for Maniton, Man.,  where she will spend the winter with her parents.  Miss Kay Gibson, after spending a month with relatives and  friends in Vancouver, returned  home on Saturday's train.  Mr. Phillips of the government telephone was in town a  few days last week and motored  to Hedley with Mr. Keeler.  A party of Tungsteuites were  in town qver;������Heweek end and  left for��������� "Seattle**-" on Tuesday's  train. The mine has closed  down for the winter.  George Cawston of Princeton  was in town   hi>l avocIc  hor-r.es.  Miss Betty ItichtL-r, Keremeos  Center, left on Saturday's train  for the coast.  Miss Ramsay spent the week  end a guest of Mr. and Mrs.  Thos. Daly, Island Lodge.  ��������� By thc appearance ot: tho  stores Christmas is almost here  whether wo wish to believe it  or not.  Mesdamos Ring and Taylor  of Cawston wero in town on  Monday doing their Christmas  shopping.  Mrs. P. Quant spent a few-  days last week visiting with  friends in Hedley, returning  home Thursday.  Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Clarke and  sons left on Thursday's train  for Vancouver and Victoria and  will be absent for a month.  Mrs. Orser left on Satin-day's  traino foi' Seattle, whero she  will spend a few weeks before  returning to her home in Toronto.  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Armstrong-  left on Tuesday's train for the  coast, where they will spend  the holidays with their daughter,  Mrs. G. Brown.  Mr. and Mrs, 11. K. Young  left on Thursday's train for  Vancouver where they will visit  friends and relatives for a  month or six weeks.  Miss Wood of the Cawston  school has resigned her position as teacher and left for her  home in Vancouver where she  will spend the holidays,  The men started flooding the  rink on Sunday and if we were  to have a cold snap we would  soon have skating, which would  be -very much enjoyed by all.  Miss Honsberger left for her  home in Cleveland,. Ohio, on  last Thursday's train. Miss  Honsberger is bookkeeper for  the Similkameen Canning Co.  Miss Ramsay left for the  coast on Thursday's train. Miss  Ramsay will be much missed  here both in school and society  circles, as she was popular with  all who knew her.  PAINTING  P/lPER-ftflNGING  KflLSOMINING  TERMS MODERATE  DALY AVE.  flEDLEY, B.C.  Tne NiGKei rim  DarfittfSiiop  SATISFACTORY, SANITARY  TONSORIAL SERVICE  This shop it equipped with  Baths and all (ho latest  Elcctric.il  Appliances.  iMino 6o, iii  We Wish all our  Customer)  A MERRY CHRISTMAS/:  y  W.T.BUTLER, - Prop.  A  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodgo No. 1'A, A. b\ & A. M���������  aro held on tho socond Friday in  eaoh mon thin Fraternity hall. Hedloy. Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attend.  Q. H.  SPROULE,  W.M  S. B.  HAMILTON  Secretary  L. O. L.  Tho Rcgul.ir    meetings of  Hedley Lodge 1744 are held on  the first and third Monday in  every month in the Orange Hall  Ladies meet 2nd and i Mondays  Visiting brothorn are cordially invited  W. LON'SDALK. XV. M.  H. E. HANSON. Seo't.  Santa -g| Claus ������gjf  Authorized us to keep tho store open  SUNDAY EVENING  from 9 to 10 for  the  convenience  of -  those who wish to get parcels he has  left here for them.  Way  MONTHLY REPORT  J. Cohen, while driving some  horses to Princeton, had the  misfortune to break his ieg in  two places belowr the knee and  was taken to the Hedley hospital and is reported doing nicely.  Mr. Condit of the Horn Silver  mine, Similkameen, was in town  between trains on Tuesday.  They have a new motor truck  to haul their ore in now, which  adds greatly to their transportation service.  ���������ThisJtem might be of interest  to those who have relatives and  friends serving in France; Tlie  Canadian Bank of Commerce  has made arrangements to supply 5 franc notes at 95 cents a  note. Those can easily be  slipped into a letter to tho soldiers, who can use it immediately on receipt to purchase  tobacco, cigarettes, etc.  The monthly -meeting of the  Similknmeen Women's Institute met at the Institute rooms  on Thursday of last week. It  was an open meeting and the  discussion of Christmas giving  and Christmas dinners was very  interesting. Tlie general business was transacted aud refreshments were served by the hostesses for the day, Mrs. Frith  and Mrs. Carle of Keremeos and  Mrs. Wright and Mrs Shendan  H<xUey Patriotic Fund Committee  The Hedley Patriotic Funds  committee submit the following  report covering collections made  for the  month of Oct.   If your  name-does   not; appear   your  subscription? Iiai^^^^  ceived   during  the  month.    In  some ���������:' cases   subscriptions   are  paid in advance and have previously been acknowledged.    If  you are in arrears please hand  your subscription to   the Treasurer. 'Collections mado as per  list, month  of Oct., $933.55.   Of  this amount $158.65  was   subscribed for the-Hedley Enlisted  Men's     Fund.      The     balance,  $774.90, was subscribed  for the  Canadian Patriotic Fund.  Following will show the  amounts remitted to the Canadian Patriotic Fund:  October, 191-1...  January, 1910.. ���������'..  February, .1916...  March, 1910......  April, 1916........  May, 1916   June, 1910   July, 1916........  August, 1910.'   ���������September, 1910..  October, 1910. . .".  ftaliiiy Trading 6o. Ltd  m  XMAS GIFTS j  A  H  Now is the time to choose while the good assortment Jafcj,  Toys for the Children, Nice Boxes of Candy for the LadiH!  .u-i  Smokers' Sundries  for  the Men,  Gramophones   for   t  Home, at "       (  $1001  597  772  752  747  747  791  737  747  776  774  lit  00  00  75  50  95  85  15  50  10  90  C.P  of Cawston. A general statement of the year's work wili be  given next month.  CO   YEARS  EXPERIENCE  $84-10 45  Daltox,  Sec.-Treas.  We  hereby certify  that   we  have  extimined ^the  books and  accounts of the Hedley Patriotic  Funds  Committee and find the  above statement to be correct.  H. D. Bahnes   1 .    ,.,  F. M. Grrxi������riBMU(1,fcor*  J.*AYl'OI,r.  JIKUCCTIONS,   SKIT,  W.  Sampson   M. L. Ge/.on     Friend...   B. VV. Knowles   Win. Lonsdale.    A. Clare '-.  J. G. -Webster.'.   R. Ol.-a-e.'....'....'..'.'  J. Hardmitn........  M. MeLeod .'���������...  R. L.'��������� Junes.........  A. F. Loonier.....  A. J. King... .,.  A. Benin.'..........  F. Bent ley   A. AV. Harper......  J. Giui'ie....*.'......  J. Jamieson... -.',  VV.' Knowles   W. W. McDougall..  J. Donnelly .;....  T.L.Terry..........  'Leo Brown.....      G. E. McClure ..  D. Curry....   VV. Robertson.......  P. Dee-irio   A. Appleton.   N. StecbishLn   T. Bysonth....   L. Basso..   J. R. Brown..,   E.Berg   J. Gnulthard   ���������J. Grieve.   J. G.alitzkv.-: r.     M. Gillis..".   1010.  $ 5.00  Trade Mark?  . Designs  Copyrights 4c  Anyone sending: a skeloli and description mar  quickly ascertain our opinion free whether ao  Invention Is p'obably patentable.   Commnnlca.-  tlons strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patenta  sent free. Oldest a-reiicy tor securing: patents.  Patents tsien throiisrh Munn & Co. raoelrc  special notice, without charge. In the  A handsome)--'Illustrated weekly- Litreest clW  snlatlon of any anientlBc Journal. Tern:s, 1*3 a  reur; four months, $L Sold by all newsdealer?.  IWUNN&Co.36lB������������������J^NewVorf(  Brooch Offlcr. 656 r HU WanblDctnn V. C  S. L. .Smith   O. E. French   John .Smith   P. Murray ....  P. G. Wright.....  O. A. Brown .  V. Zackerson.....  H, E. Hanson....  W. Mat hew....  .  R. S. Collin.......  J. W. Wirth.....;  W. AV. Corrigaij .-  L. O. Bolls :......  R.-Boyd::........  P.Millett���������'v..,:.  H. P.. Jones ..... ���������  ���������T. C.^oiteous....,.  G.; VV. Wh-t'tnen..  ,S. 0. Knowles.."...  'P. Henderson.....  ���������H. T. Riiinbpw..".";  G. Knowles..i,.'....  G. .Stevens^. .''���������.'". ���������'���������  T. 11. Wiiley..   o.m  8.00  5.00  ro.oo  5.IK)  5.00  :*:.50  ���������1.50  M.OO  4.00  -i.50  4.00  4.00  4.00  5.00  4.50  4.50  3.75  a 75  3.75  5.00  4.50  4,50  4.00  4.00  4.50  5.00  4.75  4.00  R. Hambly.       4.  J. A. Holland....  J. Hancock    J.  Hossaek. ;\ ...  P. Johnson .. -  8. Johns   P. R. Johnson...  O. G. Johnson...  O. Lind-a-ren   L. S. Morrison.. ���������  H. Ii. Messinger.  G. Malm    J. Martin   K. O. Peterson...  ii. Prideanx   Fred Pearce   A. Rawnsley....  B. Rescorl   Geo. Ransom   W. Ray :...  O. Rause.,   J. Roden   VV. J. Stew.-ut...  C. A. Selquist   Casper Steen.  VV  A. W. Vance  J. Williamson,  S Dog-Klin   O E Ericson...  VV. T. Grieves.  A. Nyborg....  W. Trezoha...  T Baird   K Jackson..:..  J McCnulay. ..  Joe Gerules....  O T Norman...  GR Allen.....  J Thomas.,....  A Amey   L Barlow   Otto Johnson.  5,00  4.00  -���������4:00  4.50  3.50  3.75  ���������1,00  4.00  3.50  3.50  3.50  3.50  5.00  3.50  3.75  3.50  3.50  ���������4.00  3.50  3.75  3.50  3.50  3.75  4.25  3.75  4.25  4.25  4.25  4.25  4.25  4.25  5.00  4.25  3.75  4.52  2.50  3.75  4.25  1.25  5.00  4.25  ���������1,00  4.25  5.00  5.00  4.25  4.00  4.25  4.25  4.00  4.75  2.75  5.75  3.75  per Mteen        3.75  W. Savage       3.50  4.75  4.00  3.75  4.25  4,25  3.75  4.25  2.00  4,25  4.25  2.10  3.75  4.50  4.25  4.25  3:75  4.25  T D Morrison   T. Olson   C Olson .: ,-,  F Peterson.....'. ..   ..   TE Rouse ......:.......  -VVSnvder..;...;.........;...  VV Wills..,   Richard Clare......."'...,;,-:-,���������.-....  H. I. Jones . .'���������'..'���������...... ���������.-���������'..;-.'..-.:  G G Bowernian..............'.  R Sedlund............'".'.'......  J. Wa tson   WC Graham.   Wilms ......::.......  D Winger........   FWillianiB............:.:;....  J Fife;...............;.......,  J  NafF..   D Henderson.....'....... .  D Miner.  ;   E Hossaek. ���������.........  Thos Brown, two months.-....  K Steffason.............    A Smith..   JHcotb '...:'..  D Rankin ;...-..  G Nelson   EMedich   E Johnson   .....  H Jackson '.*",   N   Kglt   JDeGroe   H'EDLKV���������-TOWN J.IST.  VV. J. Coruiaek     J. K, Fraser   G. P. Jones.,-   Miss A Me Kin noh ..'  VV J Forbes  ...  G. A. Riddle   H. 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