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 o \  O  -1" , '  V  \ ---%���������     ^  ,   /  v* /  ^^.A.^bIyiaarW./f|  ' </"  Volume XIII.     Number 8.  HEDLEY, B. C.,. THUESDAY, MARCH 15. 1917.  $2.00, In Advance  ���������r  JflS. CLARKE  Watchmaker  HEDLEY, B. C  Clocks and Watches for Sale.    -  t.  Travel by Auto...  Call up Phone No. 12  f A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  "Hand.   II Orders for Teaming  .  '        promptly attended to. 1  -  -   WOOD   FOR   SALE!  w  toftt  TraflinoM Ltd  ipring  PALACE  livery, f 66(1 ���������& Sale Stables  ���������;��������� HEDLEY  B. O.  ' Phone 12. D. J.   INNIS--     Proprietor  _5. XMOMPS-N , PHONE SEYMOUR .Vll'l  v    ;   MOB. WESTERN CANADA  Gaiiimell -Laird.& Co. Ltd.  '��������� Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield,-'Eng.  Offices and Warehouse, 847-63 Boatty Street  '-  Vancouver, B. C.  >r  R.P.BROWIN  British Columbia Land Surveyor  Tel. No. 27  PENTICTON,  P. O. Drawer too  -      -       B. C.  ������������������Ss^-t:-*:.-  m  P.W.GREGORY  CIVIL" 'ENGINEER AND BRITISH  -COLUMBIA-LAND SURVEYOR  Star Building       -'������    Princeton  -*...' O-CEDAR mops  ?   "  ,   75c, $i.oo, $1.25, $i-5o. ���������?/  O CEDAR POLISH-LIQUID VENEER  25c. and 50c. Bottle.     1  Old English Floorwax, $1.00  Bannister Brushes, 6oc. and 75c.  .  Feather Dusters, 35c.-6oc.^  ., T I  Paints, Oils, Varnishes and Briishhs  ��������� ���������*��������� ^  _  " CURTAIN STRETCHERS, $3.75.  Big Display  JUST IN  K  A*  WALTER CLAYTON C.   K.   HASK1NR  Mvim ^nasKiNs  . > - ^>  -" Barristers^Solicitors, .Etc. ,  '-".    . MONEY,TO LOAN  f  I?-  *'.  PENTICTON,  B. C.  *\  >DR. J. L. MASTERS  "DENTIST.  OFEICE IN COVERT BLOCK.  Oroville,  Wash.  Medley Trading Goitd  Confectionery-  Stationery, _"  Toys  Ma*a* >:incs,  Now'sps-por*-,,   Periodicals-'. . Subscriptions, ve  culvert for any Publication at List Price.  T. H. ROTHERHAM  .Tobaccos  - Cigars  Pipes  TOWN AND DISTRICT  |  Mrs. Arthur Clare returned  last week from a visit at the  const.  Walter McDonald of Camp  Lodge was a visitor in town  this week.  . D. MoCiu'dy of .Similkameen  wa.s a visitor in town Monday  between trains.  Dr. T. F. Robinson, dentist,  Oroville, was in town between  trains Friday last.  A. J. Bates of Vancouver sold  a. car of groceries to the Hedley  Trading company last week.  The unlimited is keeping*  strictly to schedule time these  days whether it snows or not.  R. S, Collin returned Monday  from Vancouver, where he had  taken Mrs. Collin for medical  treatment.  D. J. Innis of Keremeos was  in town Saturday last, bringing  in and taking out an auto load  of passengers.  Found���������Small sum of money.  Owner can have it from Officer  Sproule by proving property  and paying 50 cents for this ad.  -Dr. T. ~*F. Robinson, dentist,  will be in Hedley from the 26th  March to 1st April, for-consultation. Make appointments  early.  * Colonel R. Stevenson, the  veteran prospector, came ,in  from, Princeton, yesterday and  .will spend a few days in Hedley and vicinity.  C. P. Dalton' would like subscriptions to Patriotic Funds  paid promptly as he wishes to  have books audited at as early  a date as possible.  R.Clare and, J. J. White returned' Monday from "the'eoast  where they had,been in hospital  and been operated" on. Both  are recovering rapidly.  The news space in the Gazette i-; somewhat curtailed tin-"*  woek in order to mnkcrnom for  matter of more importance to  the bu'-'inc-p-*' end  of the paper.  _.)". Critchlev will bo  in  Kere  meos from the 20th inst. to at-  teudjbo boot and shoe and harness repairing. Pie will remain  a week or longer, according to  amount of work to be done.  William A. Haney died in tho  the hospital Tuesday, aged  about 65. Deceased was a native of New Brunswick and had  been a resident"of this district  for about .twenty years. He  had preempted a homestead  and- wa.s interested in some  mineral claims. The funeral  took place, .yesterday, Rev. F.  Stanton of- Keremeos conducting the services.    ,,"  # The weather has be'en exceptionally fine during the past  week, and the old-timers say  it is a very backward spring.  The editor asked Rev. Frank  Stanton of'Keremeos,,who has  a license to tell the truth, if the  spring weather in the Similkameen was always arnica, as this  year. His reply was: "Springs  are variable here." This can be  taken as confirming or refuting  old-timers'statements.   '���������  His many friends in this district will be sorry to learn that  C. P. Dalton will shortly retire  from  the  management  of the '  local branch of the  Bank o������ B.  N. A.,  having  sent in his resi g-  nation   to -headquarters   this  week.     Mr.   Dalton , has  been  manager of the bank  here for  over four years, and has taken  an active part  in  the  business  life of the town.    To his efforts  -  are   largely duo nthe .enviable  position  of Hedley. and the N.  P. mine in contributions to the.  Patriotic funds.   .What he did  he did  thoroughly.'    Whether  or not he- was "easy to touch"  we are not-in a position-to say,  but sonic'of-.the Ga'zel to, reader-*-,  may know more about this"than  the editor." ~*Tl "is sai'd that the  average  pawnbroker'..will give  better terms on collateral than  tlis' Bank of B. N. A.    Mr. Dalton goes  to . Kingston, Ontario,  whore  he  will enter into partnership    with  his   father   ind  brother in an old established and  live*   businc-s.    We   wish   him  ���������"UlC'Or"^.  Mca---ttttt'j'n'fe^  ���������*���������*  ���������v -   *  rand Union |  Hotel |  HEDLEY, British Columbia jv  x  x  X  Rates���������$1.50. a Day and Up S  S  First-Class Accommodation.        *|  Bar Stocked with Best Brands 2  of Liquor and.Cigars jg  X  ��������������������������� ���������*  A.  WINKLER,     Proprietor, J  p-K  THE   FACTORY  She must have Food  sammsmixw  THE   FARM  for her Armies in the Field���������for her Workers in the Factory���������in  the Munition plant���������in the Shipyard���������in the Mine.  HEDLEY MEAT  MARKET B ��������� ��������� ���������  All kinds of fresh and  cured meats always on  hand.    Fresh Fish  on.  c?ale  every  .Thursday.  R. J. EDMOND, Prop.  GREAT SOUTHERN  HOTEL  -"'-���������!    ^iHEPLEY B.C.  Bar ���������too' Table the Best.   Rates Moderate x'  FlMt Class Accommodation  JOHN.JACKSON, Proprietor.  Do You Know   that the rapidly rising price of food stuffs  mean's that the World's reserve supply is  getting small ?      ���������,   __  Do You Know���������  that a world-wide famine can only be  averted by increasing this supply ?  Do You Know���������  YOU CAN-  help   thv.-wt   Germany's   desperate  marine thrust on the high seas.  You Can���������  sub-  that a " food famine" would be a worse  disaster- to the Empire and her Allies than  reverses in the Field ?  BRITAIN appeals to CANADA  THE   NEAREST   PRODUCER  OF  STAPLE   FOODS  do this by helping to make every bit of  land in Canada produce���������the very last  pound of food stuffs of which it is capable.  and Remember���������  that no man can say that he has fully done  his part���������who having land���������be it garden  patch, or farm, or ranch���������fails to make it  produce food to its utmost capacity.  1  India and Argentina are more than twice the distance away and  Australia more than four times.     '_',������������������_..,.' 2625 MILES  Canada to Britain       -'���������''-.    -  India & Argentina to Britain     -  gass-OTsssa  Australia to Britain ^������&g&^msm&  11500 Miles  THESE  FARM PRODUCTS  ARE HEEDED  FOR EXPORT  OATS,  BEEF,  BACON,  CHEESE,  EGGS,  BUTTER,  POULTRY,  BEANS & PEAS,  WOOL,  FLAX AND  FLAX FIBRE,  DRIED  VEGETABLES  "No matter what difficulties may  face us, the supreme duty of every  man on the land is to use every thought  and every energy in the direction of  producing more���������and still more."  Martin Burrell���������Minister of Agriculture.  :���������  The Department invites every one desiring  information on any subject relative to Farm  and Garden, to write������������������  INFORMATION     BUREAU  IT-ME-NT OF AG  OTTAWA  CULTURE ri^-in.-ffaiwy^iTi-gM
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THE     GAZETTE,
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B.
Clean, bright utensils mean clean ap~
petizing  food���use
I
Belgian Slavery
American   Paper   Puts   a   Pertinent
Question to Its Readers
We are horrified by the spectacle
presented in certain parts of Europe
by the overthrow of all the modern
safeguards that had been apparently
placed about human freedom. In
what was supposed to be one of the
most highly civilized corners of tlie
earth we sec manhood slavery reintroduced, men, women and children
subjected to_ horrors that render the
first of mediaeval atrocities comparatively unimpressive. We- witness the
light of liberty going out in Europe
and the realization comes to us that
there can conic no peace on earth
until whatever freedom the \ Old
World recently    possessed has   been
I restored despite  Lhe might of those
who have overthrown it.
Axe there in this country today
Americans so narrow-minded, selfish,
self-centred, materialistic that they
dare assert that 'the rc-cslab!ishmcnt
of human slavery on the continent of
Europe is of no concern to the people
of this country?���New York Sun,
INSURANCE
COMPANY
Is Issuing a New Policy Contract With  CJi>-
to-date Privileges ������
If you are buying Insurance,   see out* Policy flrst
HEAD     OFFICE:   TORONTO
Your Stump Land
Turkish Delight
Trench Life at Gallipoli Is Described
By Writer y
"A slte'l can bo heard coming-,'' siys
John (j-.illishatv in "Trenching at Gallipoli." "Experts claim to identify
lhe calibre of a gun by the sound the
shell m;ikes. FewNivc long- enough
to become such experts. In Gallipoli
the average length of life vvas three
weeks.
"Ju dugout, ive always ate our
meals, such as they were, to the accompaniment of "Turkish delight/ the
Newfoundlanders" u.amc for shrapnel.
We had become accustomed to rifle
bullets. "When you hear the zing of a
spent bullet or (he sharp crack of an
explosive j on know' it har, passed
you. The one that hits you you never
hear. At first we dodged at the
sound of a parsing bullet, but soon
we came actually Lo believe the superstition thai a bullet would not hit
a man miles? it had on it hi? icgirncu-
tal number aud his name."
Tommy's Sporting Instinct.
Fun in the trenches! With shells
dropping all around and blowing the
bodies of your comrades into red
fragments! What do the soldiers do,
I wondered, when this is happening?
The "'"ranchmen sing, this captain
told me. Not to keep up their courage, but joyously, exultantly. "And
the British?'' "Sure, they lay bets
on what the next shell will do "
RICH RED BLOOD
Millu-'s Worm Powder.- act so thoroughly thai stomachic and intestinal
worm- arc- literally ground up and
pass from the child without being no-
(iced and without inconvenience to
the sufferer. They are painless and
jjcrfcet in action, and at all iirnes will
be found ri health.' medicine, strengthening the infantile stomach .*.nd
maiulnhiiug it. ki \igorous operation,
so-that,, besides being an effective
vermifuge., they arc tonics! and
health-giving in their effects.
Tea in China
"Taking: tea iu China, we drink
from the little handle-less cups," sa'ys
an .American visitor to a Chinese
household, "many times through the
meal, without sugar or cream, enjoying thcc.last as much as the first cup
���the reason being that it is ~>roper-
I3- made. .The rigiit quantity of to--.,
leaves is placed in a hot oot, and
the right amount of boiling _vater_ is
turned over them. Three_ to"-five minutes is, allowed for infusion, then the
beverage is strained into another hot
pot,
tea!'
and,  behold, -wc have.     Chinese
,'on t
The Nervous Old Lady: Tor
run  away  with-me, will you?
The Cabby: I .or, bless you, .mum
���no: why, I've got a wife and eight
kids at * ho-.ue a'ready. ���- London
Sketch.
.Mr. "Wuzzy up yet?
Landlady "(sternly): Yes,
an  bom-     ago,  drank  his
In- got up
bath,  and
went  bar
ti
Lied.���London Notes.
Before starting the youngsters
to school give (hen"! v. piping hot
cup of
Just a Little More Rich, Red,.Blood
Cures Most Ailments
The  lack   of   sufficient   red  hcalrh-
giviug blood does not end merely in
a pale complexion,    it is much more
serious.     Bloodless   people   -.-'.re     lhe
tired,  .languid,    run-down    folk who
never havc.a--bil of enjoyment in life.
Food does  not  nourish,  there's indigestion,   heart   palpitation,   headache,
backache, sometimes    fainiin.!':   spells
aud ahun's nervousness.    If anaemia
or     bloodlessness     be neglected  loo
long a decline is sure to follow.   Tr..;t
a little more blood  cures all     these
troubles.    Just more  rich,  red blood,
then   abounding   health,   -vitality   and
pleasure in life    To  make  the blood
rich., red and pure, use Dr. Williams' j
Pink  Pills.     "\o  other medicine     in-j
creases    the pure     blood supply    soj
quickly or so surely.    The cure 'actually begins with the first dose, though
naturally it is not noticeable.    This is
not a mere claim.   Dr. -Williams' Pink
Pills, have been   doing  this  over and
over again in 'Canada for more than
a. quarter of .1 century.    This is why
thousands have always a good word,
to say for this great medicine, for instance Mrs. Alex. GU,lis, Glcnville, N.
S.,  says:  "1   cannot  praise  Dr.  Williams'  Pink  Pills  too" highly.     They
are  really  a  wonderful  medicine.     I
was very much     run down,  suffered
from   frequent  dizzy   spells,   and  had
an almost constant severe pain in the
back.    My home work was a  source
of dread, [ felt so weak, and life held
but little enjoyment.    Then  I began'
taking Dr.  Williams''   Pink  Pills  And
the     result was  almost    marvellous.
They  made  me  feel  like a new.woman,   and   fully   restored   my   health.
I would urge every  weak woman to
give these pills  a fair trial."
You can get. Dr Williams' Pink
Pills through any dealer in medicine
or by mail, post paid, at 50 cents 'i
box or six boxes for $2.50 from The
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.. Brockville. Ont.
_ "It no longer lakcis three genera-
tioits to make a gentleman."
"Think so?"       .
"Yes. We are moving so snuch
faster. And it takes only one gerera-
tiou to produce a parasite."
Cause of Asthma.���No one car-, say
with certaint}- exactly what causes
the- establishing of asthmatic condi-
'lions. Dust from the street, from
flowers, from grain and various other
irritants may set up a trouble impossible Lo eradicate except through a
sure .preparation such as Dr. J. D.
Kel'ogg's Asthma Remedy. Uncertainty may exist as to cause, but
there can be no.uncertainly regarding
a remedy which has freed a generation of asthmatic victims from this
scourge of the bronchial lubes, Ctsis
sold everywhere.
"You made a funny break in congratulating the bride's father instead
of the groom."
"No, I didn't. I've a daughter, too,
aud I know what  they cost.*'
.Mi.iard'.-   Liniment   Co.,   Limited.
Gentlemen.���-Last winter I jt-.ceiv-
td great betu.!u fr^m the use of A1J-
NARTVS LINIMENT in a severe
altpck of La Grippe, and J ha\e u<,-
qucntly proved it to be Ycry effective
in i.-.-'s.*- of Inflammation.
Yours.
W. \   Hl/'lCf flVM <\".
JTtUj^ *+-
FIRST pun out the -stumps, then pull out the profits. Chang*
your barren stump, lands into cultivated fields. Stop paying taxes on worthless -land. Clear It; do it the quickest, easiest
and cheapest way. Get the money fromunderyourstumpswitha
It gives you a gianfg power.   No stump Is big
enough, no root deep enough, to resist it Horses -
are unnecessary.  Your money back unless tha
Kirstin pulls stumps from your land,
'   Ten days' trial.
SOfcAor^
Send for Bi_^
Free Catalog
-A.J.Kir3lM
Canadian   Co.,
9125  Dennis  St.,,
Sault  Stc.  Marie,
Ontario.
Sea "tha plctnros of stumps It has pulled; read th* Jut-- '***  Haas*sendi-r.ayo-s-*
terra from  tho  farmers  who  havo bou-fht  Kiratina.     .** p/*8*  Bo*'k* oa  ���c"*'**"
Learn how the Kirstin Free Service givas "Wl tha     ,?'*    tioal:-*'��>
Information you need about land clotting-,    "Don'l    t.'***
buy"-* pallor until yon sr-o this book. ,��* ji-am-*	
A. J. KIRSTIN CANADIAN  COMPANY, / -    *
9125   De-mii   Street,   Sault   Ste.   Ma-ie, >*>* _
Ontario .���*      *"5,^0������������.u��...io����.,
J1
��������**   KJ'j3)0-px��.Box
>M*l*-rnrr&
' VV'h
Id beef  be    so    e.npeu-
"Well, you see, beef is at 'a' disad-
van tage with ���most oilier .foods. There
is no method of adulterating it yvith
cheaper materials."
Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
An old man went into a ���life insurance-.office and requested to be insurer.!. The company asked his age.
His reply-was "ninety-four.'* ,
'������-."Why, my.good man, wc cannot
insure vou," said the  company.
".Why not?" he asked.
.".liccaus/.- you are. ninety-four."
'���'What of that:?'" cried the old man.
"'Look at the statistics, and they will
tell -you that fewer ���men die after
nin.etv-four than before it."���Tit-Bits.
to.
Indirect Taxation'
Briuker: Yes, your wife's clothes
have cost mo a good bit of money.
Tinker: My wife's clothes! Why
do "you mean?
P.rinker: Why. every time youi
wife gets a new gown, my wife must
ha*, c  one ju--t as expensive!���judge.
State of  Olilo,   City of Toledo,
Lucas   County,   ss.
���Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
Btnior partner of the* firm of !���'.~J. Cheney
& Co., doinjr business in the City of Toledo,
County and State aforesaid, and- that said
firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED
DOLLARS for each and every case of Ca-'
tarrh that cannot be cured by t&o use of
HALL'S   CATARRH   CURE.
.   FRANK-J.   CHENEY.
Sworn to before me acd subscribed in my
presence, this 6th day of December, A. D.
"-8S6. -    A.  W.  GLEASONV.
(Seal) . Notary Public
Halls Catarrh Cure is taien internally and
*cts through the Blood on the Mucous Sur-
faceg of the System. Send "for testimonies
free.
_    ���   F. J.-CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold  by all   druggists,  75c
Hail's Family Pills for consti-patioo.
"The early bird catches the worm.''
"Tlfat's because, the worm is    fool,
enough to get up early, too.'"
Bso^Dn^s^^-ni
School teachers, doctors and
1 food exports agree on two points
������that the child needs a hot
drink, and . thai: the drink
shouldn't be. tea or coffee.
Posit im fills the need admirably
and its very extensive use among
thoughtful parents, coupled with
the child's fondness for this
Savory, no uri shin .y food - dri 11 k,
show-how completely it meets
the requirement.
u
There's a Reason"
No change in price, quality,
or size of package.
W,       N.
U.
1142
Creamery at Grand Prairie
First    Creamery    for    Peace    River
Country   Is  Established
The.    development    of    the    great
j.'eacc .River district in the  northern
part  of Alberta     has   taken   :���.  great j
step   forward  with   the  establishment |
o_f     a _ creamery     at   Grande   I'rair'e.
liven in the larger fanning districts,
owing    to   the  abseu-ee.    of  scientific
.means of manufacturing and    sloriux
butter,  tlu-  supply  was  not  available
from one season to another,  so .shipments had to'be made into that couu-
f.f-y'  from   Kdmouton.     The   sitiiaii-.-u
was      somewhat      auonialoiis.        The
Peace  Kher  country is exceptionally j
fitted to become a. great miy.ed farm- i
ing and dairying  country,  but   owing.;'
to  the  sinallncss   of  population     the. !
industry had not been stabilized.'S^'ow !
a creamery is to be creeled there, aud
will   be.   ready   for   business   by   next
spring.
Countless Jiave been the cures
worked by Hollow-ay's Corn Cure. It
has a power of its o\yn not found in
other preparations.
Although somewhat i increased in prifce bwing to.
the continued high prid��
of Potash, Glue, iattd other
raw material, are of the
usual high standard'of
quality wi^ich has. made
them: famous for two-
thirds of a century.
���..'������.���-,'.��' -.-.'���
'S ,i\SK; f Of
Eddy-s Matches
Pat's Amusement
"To the German soldier war is a
serious business. To the Frenchman
it is sublime devotion. To the Englishman it's bully sport." -This f.*ora
Copt. Patrick Corcoran of the Royy.l
lingincer-*. hero of a dozen "Somc-
whercs" in France, twice wounded
and now on permanent leave in New
VorkCity. "And to the Irishman?
Fighting always was the Irishman's
great amusement," he said. "The English arc good sports, but they never
did get the fuu out of their fun that
t the   Irish do."
The Son! of a Piano u the
Action,    lastst on the
One���������-two���three���four���let tha
children have all they want cf
Towns -Named After Battles
The Provincial Government of
Quebec has decided to give, to new.
townships to be created the names .'
of the great battles, in which Canadian soldier? took part. So wc iruijr
have in, the near future tho townships
of Yprcs, Courcelctte, St. J'uHcu.
Langemarck,  Fcstubert, etc.
It has been, decided to give to the
natural landmarks in these townships
the names of our most noted fallen
heroes;
Nothing could be cleaner, purer
or more wholesome. Very few
things are less expensive. Plain
or salted*  In Packages only.
Have you tried
our -
A stern parent is   one
his grouch home and  thin I-
���Xreat   disciplinarian.
who    lakes
s he    is a
Minard's  Liniment  Cures  Garget  in
Cows. ���.,        ".     -
H0YA1,
"Arsowroot Biscdit
It's made with real Arrowroot 1
Horth-West Biscuit Co., Limited
EDMQNTON   ��   ALTA. 1
Japan's Celluloid Toys
While the European war has mined most of the ordinary trade in japan, the manufacturers of celluloid
toys at any rate have found it profitable. They are working to their iu-
most capacity to-meet the growing
demand for celluloid toys from Australia, England, India, China, Hong-
Kong and the United States.
The increase iu Japan's toy trade is
due to the fact that thirty :elluloid
factories in Germany have been turned into munition works. The materials' for the toys, at the same time,
have become much scarcer in Germany. Before the war G.crmany
monopolized the world's toy market,
but today Japanese goods are driving out the German-made articles. ���
Montreal Hail.
��� Reform Needed      ?
Frances: You say you are going to
marry a man to reform him. That is
fine. May I ask who he is?"
.Flora: It's young Bond,
Frances: Why, 1 didu't know he
had any bad habits.
Flora: Well, his friends are saying
that he has become' quite rniserlv.���
Puck. ���-     '
Getting Back at Her
Miss Goldie: I wouldn'-t marry you
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SSSSSA IKE     GAZETTE,.     ilEDLES".     B.     0,  t  ART PLAYED BY GREAT BRITAIN  GREAT WORLD STRUGGLE  BT.COM-TNG SUPKHME ARSENAL FOR THE ALLIANCE  Some  Amazing  Figures  Given  in   the  Startling  Story  told by  . Sydney P-rooks of the Growth of Britain's Armies and Navy  Since the Resinning of the War   -  o-  byduey llrooks, writing in 'he New  York Times magazine under the title  "England    faces  1917    in  her fullest  Et"      strength," savs in part:  ���������I How have the allies been able to  maintain--an unceasing and disinleg-  ' rating pressure on the very vitals of  Germany? What has made it possible  for 'us -to land some 2,000,000 men on  the continent of Europe, equipped  with every single item in the vnfin-  ' itcly varied paraphernalia' of modern  ' war? How is.it that wc have been  in a position to conduct simultaneous  campaigns in Egypt, East Africa, the  Cameroons, Southwest Africa, Mesopotamia, the Balkans and the Pacific?  There are Russian troops fighting at  this moment in France aud around  Saloniki. How did the.y get there?  British subjects in hundreds upon  hundreds of thousands have flocked  from all the ends of the earth to the  central battlefield. What agency convoyed them-?-- What- power protected  them?  The United States has built up with  the allies a trade that throws all pic-  vlous American experience of foreign  commerce into the shade. But how  many Americans, I wonder, stop to  ask themselves how it Is that this vast  volume of merchandise has crossed  the Atlantic in the midst 'of the  greatest war in all history almost as  "swiftly and securely as in the days ot  profouudest peace?  One    by one  Germany's    colonics  . have been torn from her grasp.  How  comes it that not a single blow has  been   struck  in   defence   of  ihcm  by  ���������thc Fatherland    itself      How    is it,  "again,"that of German sea-borne commerce there is none; that nqt a sir--  ^'glc  German     merchant vessel_   dare  show her nose���������her nose, 1 said, not  -' her  periscope���������out   of ,harbor;     and  that Germany has been totally stripped of the enormous asset of her foreign trade?  How is it, once nlore, thai the Belgian and the Serbian armies have  been rearmed, reconstituted and ** e-  , equipped; that Russia has been re--  munitioned; that France, though her  Pennsylvania is in the enemy's lumck,  is still for purposes both of war and  of commeice a great manufacturing  nation, and that all the allies can import freely what they need from the  neutral world?  The answer to all these questions,  and the sole answer to-most of thelitis the British navy. Our ^control of  the seas is not a mere adjunct to the  strength of tlie alliance. It is its  basis. It supports the whole edifice.  Without it all that the allies have  built up would crumble to pieces.  With it they can erect on a rock the  instruments of certain .victory.  And besides being the maritime  and financial bulwark of the alliance,  Great Britain is also becoming its supreme..arsenal and workshop. Already, and on an enormous scale, she  has furnished the allies with indispen-  sable_ supplies, munitions, -shipsj coal,  clothing, and other material. To her  all who are fighting with her turn as  ..'. to an exhaustless treasure" house, and  rarely turn in Vain. Shells, field howitzers, heavy guns, grenades, machine gttiis, and. small arms leave British ports in immense quantities day  after day for the use of our allies.  One-third of our* total production  of shell steel goes to France.- That  fact alone, to those who understand  the character of this war, is an epitome of the industrial services ;en-  dered by Great Britain "to the common cause. Three-fourths of the  steel-producing districts of France  are occupied by the enemy, and our  ally absolutely depends on us "or  command of the sea to 'procure the  essential basis of all modern waffare.  .It 'is the same with other metals;  with copper, for instance, antimony,  lead, tin, spelter, tungsten, mercury,  high-speed steel, and other less vital  substances. Ail these we arc manufacturing in Great Britain or in  other parts of the. Empire, or" purchasing in neutral lands and delivering to our allies, nnder the protection of the" British navv, to lhe value  of $30,000,000 a month". Millions of  tons of coal and coke roach them  from our shores every week; one-  fifth of our total production of machine tools is set aside lor them, and  huge cargoes of explosives and my.-*  chinery are daily despatched to their  address.  There is a factory in England who'-  ��������� ly-manned by Belgians and engaged  in manufacturing- nothing but g'ims  and smalt arms for the Belgian  troops. There are two or three that  do nothing but supply Russia's needs,  and two or three others solely devoted to making guns for the French.  All the allies,- except the Rumanians,  arc fighting at this moment in British-made military boots, of which we  have turned out some 30,000,000 pairs  since the war began,--, and British  workshops played their part in tnc  Russian sweep through Galicia last  May and the Italian repulse of Austria's offensive. N  There arc today in Great Britain  over 4,000 firms wholly engaged in  the production of war material, and  )���������  not one of them before the war had  had even an hour's experience of that  class' of work. Nearly 100 colossal  plants have, been erected, and some  3,500,000 people, of .whom 700,000 are  women, fine], employment therein.  That is a miracle of improvisation  that must, 1 suppose, be unique iu industrial history.- ��������� ,"-������.  Wc are now turning out in three  weeks as much eighteen-pounder ammunition, in two weeks as much field  howitzer ammunition, "in"eleven days  as many medium-sized shells, and in  four days as many heavy shells as wz  were turning out in the whole of the  first year of the war. The 'enormous  British armies overseas have been  equipped with rifles and machine guns  solely from domestic sources.""Every  month we are manufacturing twice  as many heavy guns as the entire  army possessed eighteen months ago,  the production having multiplied sixfold in the last year, aud being still  rapidly on the increase.  Americans, I imagine, have little  idea of the tremendous scale on  which things arc done. Since the beginning of the war Ave must have, ordered and paid for abroad or manufactured at home���������mainly the latter  ���������about 100,000,000 yards of woollen  cloth, as much of flannel, as much of  cotton, about a thousand 'million' buttons and another thousand million,  horseshoe nails, (50,000,000 pairs "of  socks, nearly 30,000,000 blankets, 10,-  000,000 woollen gloves, 50,000,000  brushes, 25,000,000 knives and forks,  a thousand million sandbags, 7,000;-  000 razors, over 2,000 miles ot" win-  rope,-a thousand million pounds of  flour, 250,000,000 pounds of crackers,  and at least 200,000,000 -pounds of  Tommy Allan's delight���������1 mean, of  course, jam and marmalade.  Besides this we have increased our  navy by the tonnage .equivalent'of between fifty and sixty super-Dreadnoughts; our merchant marine is today all but as large as -it was at the  opening of the war, in spite of nil  losses; London remains the financial  clearing- house <3f the world, 'and the  British people have brought the value  of their ordinary export trade to a figure that must soon" surpass the returns for the most prosperous years  of peace. ' And yet, I dare say, there  are still Americans who believe that  British labor, has-not pulled hs--*pro-  per weight.  But as the climax to all her other  achievements Great Britain has converted herself into a military power  of the first rank. After raising an  army that far outdistanced -in point  of numbers any army ever raised on  the voluntary system, she has thro-.\ii  aside the prejudices of centuries aud  imposed universal military service on  all her men between the ages of  eighteen and forty-one. ��������� Five million  men enlisted in the army from tlie  British Isles before conscription  came into force. By the time the war  is over at least twelve per cent, of  the population will have, served with  the colors'.-'v  And this new army, drawn f.:om  every class and "profession and trade  in the United Kingdom, has shown  during the last five months on the  Sommc, in .'.what is by far the greatest battle of this or any other war,  that they can beat the. Germans at  their own game. The. troops that  ���������coujd. carry such positions as"Fii-  court, Contalmaison* and Thiepval can  carry anything, and the Germans  know ifi Wc have developed the  schemeof attack which' they ittcnipt-  cd at Verdun, and we have turned it  against themselves on a far bigger  scale, with "a far heavier weight: of  men and metal behind it and with  far greater results.  Since the battle vof the Somme began over 700,000 of the enemy have  been put out of action, and what has  happened on the Sormnc is a mere  joke to what is coming. We can.  continue it indefinitely; wc can repeat it in other sectors when the  right moment strikes. Combined with  the_ stfTTuglchold which our Heels  maintain on the arteries of German  life, our armies in France aud Plan-.  dcrs, packed up by a commissariat,  medical, transport, supply aud repairing organization that is the last  word in military efficiency, are a guarantee of victory as good as any nation  could desire.  The world did not know,' Germany  certainly did not know, 1 am not sure  that wc even knew ourselves, of what  Great. Britain was capable when all  her resources of character aud material might were extended to the  uttermost. But we know now; the  measure has been taken; a great crisis  has supplied the test, and the nation  which Germany affected to despise  has become the chief instrument of  that downfall which "the coming year  will assuredly register.  -**,  "Are you saving up anything-for a  rainy day?" asked the thrifty citizen.  "Yes," replied Mr. Chug'gins.r "In  a little while 1 expect to have enough  to buy a brand-new top for my automobile."  ' Manitoba Serbian Relief  Collecting "Funds   for   Purchase   of  Food and Clothing for Serbian Refugees  Money is coming in rapidly to the  Manitoba   Serbian  Relief  Committee,  which is working in conjunction with  the  Serbian  Relief Fund of  London,  England.   This money is being spent  for food aud clothing for Serbian re-j  fugees    in the colonies    formed for  them in co-operation with tho French  authorities   in   Corsica   and   Southern  France.      Wounded   Serbian   soldiers _  arc also assisted    through this fund, j  Indeed the money received is applied  with' judgment and kindliness to the  lelief of the Serbian sufferers through  this terrible European war.  All children who collect $5 or more  for this fund���������that is, for the special  relief fund for the Serbian children  who have become orphaned through  the war, will receive a certificate  from the fund signet! by the Bishop  of London, and their names will be  placed on the "Roll; of Sympathy" to  be sent toMhe Serbian King when "Mic  war is over. _ .  Contributions are solicited to" the  Manitoba Relief .Fund, also the special children's fund for this cause.  Further information- will be gladly  supplied by the secretary-treasurer,  Mrs. W. S. Hamilton, 49 Knappcn  Street, Winnipeg. All cheques, money orders and postal notes -hould be  sent   to her.  Testing Prussia's  War Theory  Teutons Now Learning What a War  of Nations Really Means  "Tho plain fact is that the theory  of war, having been perfected iu Germany about a century ago, is now for  the first time being put lo the test  of experience on an adequate ^and  really instructive scale. . They were  great logicians, were those Prussian,  theorists. They saw, what was manifestly true, that it was absurd for a  nation to go lo war with te=*s than  its whole strength. Small professional arrnies had a certain excuse in t^e  days when transport was an enormous difficulty, but when" the progress of engineering made it possible  to-feed huge hosts and to convey immense quantities of munitions, .it  was evident that the nation whicii  went to war without being able and  willing to. throw all its weight into  the struggle was playing a fool's part.  . . . Logic decreed that it should-  be a case of all or :none; and in a  world in which only a.few advanced  thinkers (Kant among the number)  .had ever doubted the eternal necessity of 'war, 'all' was the only possible  answer. To the nation which first  acted up to this conception," and did  so with thoroughness and diligence,  great successes were assured. . *" .  But all the world had by this time  recognized the cogency of the Prussian logic, and had seen that two  (and even more) could play at the  game of organizing so as to bring all  their strength to bear. Tho result is  that Prussia, confronted by half a dozen converts to her own creed, is now  learning what a war of 'nations in  arms' really . moans:-'���������-William Archer, in  London Daily Ncvys.  The Common Soldier  Glorious   Heroism Should Be   Properly Rewarded  We would appeal to the au-horities  to-cast* aside the hist lingering trices  of the old idea winch used to prevail  at army headquarters, that the common soldier was a mere ciplvor, and  that when the "State had rounded off  the career of some successful Commander-in-Chief with a peerage and  the insignia of several orders of  knighthood, it had fully done its duty  also to the great, soldier's'.veterans.  The glorious heroism displayed during this war in circunislanc.es ami  surroundings of unexampled danger  and hardship has led to the institution of new medals and new crosses,  and yet it is the unanimous judgment  of all who have seen the fighting that  these honors are richly won over and  over again by hundreds of-* men who  receive no special recognition. We  cannot do too much���������indeed, wc can  never do half enough���������in the way of  recognition either for the living soldier or for the dcad.;���������London Telegraph. . ,  "Do you believe that egotism and  genius go together?"  "Not always. There would be a lot  more genius if they did."  FAILED TO DECEIVLIHE WORLD  AVENGING  SWORD   AVILL   COMPLETE  DOWNFALL  Desires Peace Only Because Shadows oi Defeat are Lengthening  Throughout the Fatherland, and Famine Threatens to Hasten  , the Approaching End of Her Military Power  .���������:���������       . ,    .       o *  Enemy's Submarine  Inhumanity  Crew of -Vessel Subjected to Biulal  Treatment By the Germans   .  The senior wireless opcratoi of one  of-the British vessels sunk by a_ German submarine has given an interesting account of his experiences.  "W'e left New York on the same  day as the Dcutschland," he states,  "and proceeded on our voyage^ ith-  out incident-till Hearing England. 1  had been on duty till two a.m." and  was snatching a few hours' rest in  the wireless cabin when J was awakened by the bursting of a shell above  my head. The dawn was just breaking, and 1 immediately made preparations for sending out for help. The  second shell, however, from the submarine struck the aerial, and this  disconnected the whole, apparatus,  leaving us at the submarine's mercy.  The stielling continued, for some time  and the wireless cabin, of which I  was the sole occupant, was under iis.  till the boats were lowered, and, in  company "with the captain, I. was the  last to  leave  the ship.  "The submarine com*nander directed one of.the boats to approach his  vessel, aud several sailors boarded  her carrying explosives and on reaching the ship these were placed on  board. Our cook was taken out of  one of the boats, and. with a pistol  pointed at his. head, was directed to  reveal where, the stores and provisions were kept. These were loaded  in ' one of the lifeboats still'- oh our  vessel, aud \\c then pulled away with  this in tow to the submarine. Here  the commander gave certain instructions, and crosn-cxauiincd the captain, the while a German sailor danced round a gun trained on our boat,  the rest of the crew clapping their  hand-3>in. delight at the prospect of  more   ("rightfulness.  "There-was one thing I particularly  noticed. The .submarine had no number, but on-the bow was painted the  colors of the German flag in a circle.  "The commander of- the submarine  having gained as muchvjufonnation  as our captain ��������� cared to impart,  directed us to pull away, and, in'  broken English, said, 'Get to hell out  of it.' Wc 'got,' and the last we saw  was the submarine manoeuvring  round our ship, preparing, no doubt,  to give it the coup-de-grace.  "In a fairly rough sea, with the.  boat full of water, clad only in .my  'pyjamas, oil-skin, and lifebelt, it  was seve'n ho-urs before -we were picked up by another vessel, and right  thankful were wc when we landed to  be received with -every hospitality,  and thankful to have escaped wit!\  our lives."  The Record of Our Navy  What the Empire Has Accomplished  With the 4 id of the Fleet  Sea power has never been employed with such unalloyed success; never before has a maritime country  been , controlled, as Germany has  been controlled, with an iron dominion that lias prevented it floating a  keel'on any of tlie oceans of the  world. Nor is that all. Under the  guardianship of the fleet we have  carried out transport operations unprecedented in their character. Seven  million soldiers aud others have been  carried overseas, in many instances  making voyages of several thousand  miles, a^part from 1,250,000 horses and  7,000,0(10 tons of supplies awd ammunition. This country has also been  fed from the sea, and communications  with the Dominions and with neutral  markets have been maintained. Above  all, the navy, without a day's intermission, has offered a threat to the  second greatest sea power, sheltering  his ships behind mines and coastal  defences,- and has prevented him from  carrying out his widely-advertised design of invading this country. That,  in brief summary, is the record of the  navy.���������London Telegraph,  The Prussian fumed and blustered  and clanked his dishonored sword as  he strutted across the stage in the  character of a peace emissary. He  goes through the same sabre-rattling  performance now that his ."insolent  peace proposals have been flung back  in his face by the confederated nations arrayed in arms against him,  and who-"have taken the measure of  the bully of Europe in this third year  of war. Professing to be surprised  by the tone of the Allied reply to a  defeated foe who claims the fruits of  victory, the German' Press with one  accord breaks into maledictions, and  vows to reap with the sword the harvest of triumph which-the war-lords  have failed to garner by the cunning  of diplomacy. Germany deceives no  one by her game of bluff. She wants  peace, and wants it badly, not because she sorrows over the countless  graves where sleep the victims of her  insatiable lust for .power, not because  she, finds her soul and longs for the  way of peace and righteousness, but  because the shadows of defeat are  lengthening throughout the Fatherland, and famine threatens to. follow  the avenging, sword in completing  the downfall" of German pride and  German* military power. Nothing  will silence the guns of the Allies so  long as ��������� the (Acmy hopes* to avert by  premature peace negotiations the  punishment that alone fits his .crime.  Despite the most rigorous censorship of.news, thecooking of casualty  lists, and the false aud misleading .reports of specials-conducted war-  tourists, Germany can no longer conceal from the world the desperate  conditions that prevail throughout  the laud, and that foreshadow the approaching end of her domination in '  Europe. Writing in The London  ���������Times of the' cooked casualties, Mr,  D. T; Curtin, who has been in Gei-  many, says:  : "When the great veil oi mystery  that shrouds Germany is lifted 1 be-  liev������- it Will be. fo-;���������-"-'��������� t'*-' '���������'������������������-<<���������*.���������. ��������� o-  ualties have, in true Berlin ccnslor  fashion? been tah.jvd, sai..y,^������.,v\i,  and confused. They are believed in  by hardly any members of the only  thinking-party in Germany���������the Social Democrats'. Daily intercourse  with Germans brings to light the fact  that Johann, who was killed five  months ago, has ...not been mentioned  in any list, and that Hcinrich, who  was reported wounded, has really  been  dead  six months.  "My inquiries**- on this head largely  lay'among those connected with "the  wonderful A'rtn*"i .'���������'������������������'--"fals. '"'* ��������� ':'~'~i  I took an frrtcrest on this as on previous  VlSIlS.     .1 In.   o.i.M.wi   ;\n..; ,,-  cal Service makes no secret of the  fact tha-t-thc Government is keeping-  unpleasant realities from the people."  The new year is the Allied year.  Comparative inactivity jnay prevail  (hiring the v,inter months, but no anxiety or despair clouds the hopes of  the Allied nations. Nemesis has  overtaken the ravish cr of Belgium.  The German war-lords may 'keep  their people in the dark as to the fortunes of the army, but they cannot,  by cooked reports, restore the balance of military power essentia! to  victory, or satisfy the German peopio  whh stones when they cry for bread.  ���������Toronto Globe.  Anxious Parent: Does my b,oy scent  to have a natural bent in any one  direction?  Schoolmaster: Yes, sir. He gives  every indication of being a captain  of industry one day. He gets the other boys to do all his work for him.  Granulated Eyelids,  Eyes  inflamed by expo-  cure to Sod. Dosland Wini  -������ r-rfv tf������  quickly reliercd by Marios  ������i|5^ Eye Remedy. No Sn-anafe  v just ..Eye  Comfort,    At}  Vc-ur Druggist's 50c per Bottle. Murine Eye  Solve in Tubes 25c. ForBiokd'heEyeFrecasfc  Prug-riu oi Marine Rye Seme-ity (it-.. Chicoftt*  ���������"      .     '        !.. .'..-.       ' - '������������������S  1 +  X.  N.      U.  1142  ���������*-������������������" ���������������V^'������.-^"-*r  MBDBH  *^22jC^jS * '*     '  " -      \   -- >"*'' s/** '-- '> *"{< -:   >��������������������������������������������� ris--"T* ���������*s r/-7wT,t -^pti'   "'-'"-'"'���������*   \V"������" --"*-%��������� "* "-J'^y1^1 ,ils-~$* r %-*���������"*'*- ^'"^-KT'V^S ?-T'"^  ,   *������������������.    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Truly Biitish Exploit of the Captain  of a Pleasure Steamer  She was a slim, (lal-botlomcd  paddle-wheel pleasure '.learner, with  a single thin tunnel and oscillating  engines, and in the diminutive cabin,  which advertisements of her river  irips glorified into a "commodious  lore saloon, with refreshments," a  trained certificate presented by the  Hoard of Trade announced that the  ss. Victoria must not carry more Mian  200 passengers, and must not navigate any water.-, outside an imaginary line drawn between the two headland* tliat protected the harbor, un-  ih r threat of heavy penalties.  It also told her tonnage���������a ridiculous term for so -slight a craft; one  would have thought "poimd&ec"  much more suitable���������and gave other  <lc tails of hc-r dimensions in case the  trew ever wanted some light and instructive reading in their leisur**  hours.  Her roughest <*cas were encountered when crossing the harbor from  die promenade pier-to the river-  mouth in a high wind, excursionist:*  ha\ing been known on such _cca-  sion������ to ask if there was any ilangei,  :'iid as Captain Jones had done lhe  trip six days a week in summer and  three days a week in winter ffr?ns-  for-med "then into a market-boat) for  twenty years, his despondency at ibis  question  was excusable.  But when war broke out the Boaid  of Trade took a back seat. The Vic  ���������was given a pretty searchlight of her  own, and a few charges of t-xplosives  for destroying wreckage, and told  that she might run away and plav  (.ti the deeper waters .beyond; and  ibis is the story oi her first -phudid  adventure.  + s. -' =*  One wci and_ gloomy nigh,1 Captain  Jones was keeping his usual course  in the open, some twelve or thirteen  miles out, with a smother of spray  trying over the bridge ol" his little  boat, rolling sponsons under The  short channel waves, through which  a liner would advance uitho'il a :rc-  mor, tossed the Vic. upwaid, smacked her viciously down, threw hei  sideways till one buried paddle labored and groaned in distress while  the other clawed at the air, and maltreated her generally like ,i clumsy \  child with a new  toy.  And there was a liner, making majestically for the port, slowly shearing aside from her lofty bows the  jngry crests that so worried the -s,o<. r  Vic, with an unhurried dignity and  certainty which the Vic. might admire, but could never emulate. Cap-  lain Jones winked at her with his  searchlight, received a gruff, friend!}'  "woof" from her basso-protuiido  horn, and. carried on, stamping up  and down his narrow bridge, blowing  off the tricklcts of rain that dripped  from the peak of his cap to thc-pcak  of his nose, and wondering why some  folks wore gold lace and steered \cn  thousand.--tons across the world,  while other folks wore pea-coats and  steered cockleshells  on  a 'pqiyl.  Twenty minutes passed, and'he ca1-  culated that .the liner must nave  reached the smoother-belt'within the  ������������������sphere of the western headland, when  .suddenly a long clear beam stabbed  the inky darkness close to the sui-  face. of the sea,, questing here and  there, searching the void like tire prying of a huge bull's eye lantern. It  settled upon the liner. The great  vessel stood out against .-.he vast  velvet black screen of the night, a  ship of pale flame. And even as Captain Jones watched her through his  binoculars a column of water and  smoke swelled and burst against her  hull, and down wind came a dull, om-  minutes; his engines were stopped,  his hatch was wide open. With a  sidelong, wallowing movement the  Vic seethed by.  He saw a big statuesque figure,  clad in oilskins, leaning from the  paddlebox that almost scraped his  coning tower, with hand extended; in  the hand was something that filled  and sparked. The face of that figure  came for a moment into the white  glare of the searchlight; he saw it  well���������it' was bearded, tight-lipped,  grim, with keen, blue eyes; very British. Then something flew past his  head right into the dark recess ot" tlie  hatch, and the boat sheered off.  There was a sharp explosion and ti c  noise of many waters. For him nnd  his crew, oblivion; for the gallant  little Vic, a torn rudder-post and a  few floats wrenched from her star-  hoard paddlcwheel.  "Guess we only just shaved over,"  said Captain Jones, regaining his  usual place on the bridge. "Another  foot, and we should have been aolc  to have a look at him through our  engine-room!"  In ten minutes a destroyer raced  up, and the remainder of that night's  story is simply a record of ordinary  British seamanship���������of how the Vie,  crippled but steerable and in no danger, rescued more than a hundred  from boats thai were swamping, and  how the destroyer completed the task  of taking passengers and crew from  tlie decks of the doomed liner just ;n  time.  With her portholes screwed tightly, her loadline a number of inches  below water that would have given  the Board of Trade several sleepless  nights had they known of it, and her  captain humming a quiet tune, the  Vic staggered bravely home in weird  arcs like a wounded seagull, till as  dawn began to glow .she crept into  port. She resembled not at all the  smart excursion boat which took  pleasure parties up the river beneath  summer suns in peaceful years; she  looked," in. fact, distinctly disreputable. But down in her "commodious  fore saloon" hot lea was putting  fresh heart into a wet and shivering  but cheerful crowd, and the cheers of  the people who lined the dock wall as  she rounded the jetty and slid slowly  but triumphantly past them startled  the mice in warehouses quite, three-  quarters of a mile away. ��������� London  Daily   Mail.  Ameer of Afghanistan  Baffles the Kaiser  ������nous shudder    of  the air,     booming  -and dying away.  If the little Vic could not fight si*.-1*  could help, and as the captain spun  the wheel she clambered over the se?  at her best speed, as though anxious  to be in the thick of it. all. Pfic liner  iiad heeled over, but was not yet  .-inking, and a red flash or^Jwo showed that the submarine wirs"* firing oilier. In the dense gloom the captain  drew near, knowing that the very  last thing the enemy would -'.-xpecl to  sec so far off shore would be a-pigmy  pleasure-boat drawing less than three  feet of water, dancing about like a  small pugilist eager to get in nis  blow. Carefully the Vic came round  iu a wide sweep, making for the submarine first���������for her master had a  brilliant idea, a genuine inspiration.  Presently he handed tlu* wheel to (Inmate, went below, ascended again,  with something in his hand, and  stood gripping the rail of the bridge  on the starboard paddle box, giving  now and again a word of instruction  as to the steering. But the mate was  also an old hand; not for nothing nad  he brought the Vic to an inch alongside piers and buoys and heaving  pontoons in tricky tides and cuncuts  for the last ten years, and tonight he  manipulated the wheel with the sine  touch of *- master mariner.  * *    ' * *  The commander of the submarine,  puzzled by a faint rythmic pulsation,  a thud-thud-thucl that he had so far  only vaguely noticed, turned to gaz*-  seawards. To his utter amazem.'.'u  he beheld, almost on top of him, a-  small .paddle-steamer, rolling ar<l  tossing and doing her best for England. He had the impression that she  was trying to ram him, and was inclined to smile at what would be the  result of such a mad action; but. she  might be up to other mischief. He  could not submerge for at least two  Secret   Mission    Sent   By   Germany  Meets With Utter Failure  The London Chronicle of November JO contains  the following:  Mr. Chamberlain, replying iu the  House of Commons to Sir Edwin  Cornwall, said:- ���������  "In the spring of. 1915 the German  Government decided to send a mission to Afghanistan. For the purpose  they selected from among a number  of Indian anarchists in Berlin a  young landowner from Oudh, who  posed lo-thcm as a ruling chief, and  as such was received in audience by  the Emperor.  "This person was accompanied by  a party of German officers,. some  Turks, and another Indian anarchist,  a _ Moslem. The principal German  officer, Lieut, von H.entig, was the  bearer of-a letter from the German  Chancellor to the Ameer, in which  the latter was invited ,to advise 'trie  pretended Rajah how best India  might be liberated from British  tyranny.  "Von Hentig was also charged to  make important revelations to the  Ameer regarding the relations,which  the German Government hoped  would in the future exist between Afghanistan, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey.     ���������  "The mission broke up hi ��������� Persia,  and succeeded in making its way in  small parties into Afghanistan in the  late summer. They were arrested on  arrival and eventually conveyed to  Kabul towards the end of the year.  There is reason to believe that' the  Ameer and his people quickly appraised these Germans and the Indian adventurers by whom they were  accompanied at their true value.  "It is true that the intervention of  Turkey under German influence created a complication and placed his  Majesty the Ameer in an exceedingly  difficult position.  "But at the outbreak of the war his  Majesty gave the Viceroy the most  solemn assurances of his intention to  preserve the neutrality of his country, and it is with great satisfaction  that I acknowledge on behalf of his  Majesty's Government the loyalty of  the Ameer to his pledged word���������as  sacred lo the true Moslem as to ourselves.  "His Majesty has firmly refused  the inducements ��������� as seductive as  they are unrealizable���������held out to  him lo induce him to forsake his ally,  and has used his influence to prevent  disturbances on  the  frontier.  "The Ameer dismissed the mission  in May last. It would not be in the  public interest to state what has become of the various members, but  some of them have been captured by  the Russians and the British after  leaving Afghanistan.  "The estates of the Indian landowner have been sequestrated by the  Government of India.  "Letters were also addressed by  the German Chancellor to a number  of ruling chiefs."  Military Compulsion in  United States Advocated  Danger as Based on Development of  British.  Army,    Organization of  Canadian Forces, and Anglo-  Japanese Alliance  Advocates and opponents of a _ system of universal training for military  service to replace the volunteers system as the mainstay of the nation's  defence, had a hearing before the  United States Senate Military Committee, on Senator Chamberlain's bill  for universal training which is supported by the Army General Staff.  Major-General Scott, Chief of Staff  of the army, detailed-to the committee why the General Staff considers  the volunteer system wholly broken  down, inefficient and useless, and  urged that it be discarded for a universal system of liability to training  and service. ^   -  General Scott, disclosing much of  the Army War College material  hitherto regarded as confidential,  shows that the Army General Staff  now believes that instead of '500,000  available men, which it considered  sueffiient as a start to defend the  country against invasion, the country  should have 1,500,000 fully-trained  men at the beginning of a war. with  a like number ready to follow in  ninety days. The change is based on  the development of the British army,  the organization of great Canadian  forces and the British alliance with  Japan.  The lessons of the European war,  General Scott said, had demonstrated  that a higher standard of training  and discipline were required than v as  popularly considered necessary before, and that most of the European  nations for that reason found they  could not develop them in less than!  two years "with the colors.  "It should be obvious,", said he,  "that. 192 hours' training prescribed  for the National Guard is utterly inadequate lo prepare this force for  war service."  For war with a first-class power  the General Staff had'previously estimated that 500,000 fully-equipped  troops should be ready at the outbreak and that 500,000 more should  be available in ninety days. In view  of the lessons of the war, the General  was now of the opinion that these  numbers should be tripled and that  1,500,000 .fully-equipped and ready  troops should be available with another 1,500,000 to follow in ninety  davs.  Real Utopia Found  In the South Seas  Is Humiliated Because  U. S. Haven't Done More  Bible Is Only Book Studied By 160  English Colonists on Far-  Away Isle  In the Pacific, midwav between  Honolulu and Australia, there is,a  mountain of rocks two thousand iect  high, with an area of about two miles J  square, known as Pitcairn island,  whose inhabitants, numbering exactly one hundred an.d sixty, including  a clergyman and his wife, have sei-t  an appeal through Capt. Griffith Griffiths, of the steamship Port Hardy,  for clothing, paper and^ pencils, paraffin oil, soap'and nails".'  "That is  all  we  need,"     --aid     the  clergyman   and   the  chief  magistrate  or governor of the island to Captain  Griffiths when the steamer Port Hardy, on its way to the United States,  slopped after sighting - two large  .whalcboats, each carrying thii ty'misii;  women and children, two miles off  Pitcairn.  Captain .Griffiths and the crew of  sixty men gave the natives all the  clothing they could spare. The women and young girls,- all barefooted,  were greatly disappointed when told  there were no women's clothes.  A sailing vessel from Tahiti, five  hundred miles to the northwest and  the nearest island, had called at Pitcairn ten months before", which was  the only word, the natives had heard  of the outside world in four years,  At that time they were told England was at war, and the island being <in -English possession the natives borrowed an-English flag from  the master of the sailing vessel and  climbed to the top of Pitcairn, where  the  flag  was  placed.  The natives of Pitcairn arc the direct descendants of the crew of K.M.  S. Bounty, which, April 28, 1/89, mutinied and seized the vessel after setting the commander, Lieut. "William'  Bligh, and those, of the crew who  wished to go with,him, adrift in open  boats. The Bounty put in at Pitcairn, where it remained for several  months. Fletcher Christian, lcade*.,  an'd-fourteen men then went to Tahiti, where twelve men and their  wives were taken aboard and the return trip to Pitcairn was made. The  Bounty was then set on fire and.destroyed. ' ��������� (  No on.c except the masters of sailing vessels and steamships set foot  on-the island, and no one ever stopped there more than a few days until twenty years ago, when a clergyman and his wife went from Mel-  ���������i-u.-o :^ ,i������������������-> ��������������������������� i i, ������. ,i r . bourne on- hearing that the natives  >hltJ5J"?<.J*ldJl*:   :!?._-������.<:/--fi   of Pitcairn   were  very   religious,  but  The price of coal disturbs him  Just lets it soar away;  He's in a nice steam-heated flat  With contract good till May .  not,  that one of the powers involved in  the* war, and whose territory extends  the whole length of our northern  frontier, has increased its army from  a relatively small force to a strength  approximating that of the other great  European powers;' Due to' the fact  that our northern neighbor is largely  an island Empire, a great-portion of  any trained force it.may possess can  be spared for use in a distant theatre  of operations because, being an island  Empire, the control of the sea gives  "iF~"practical immunity from invasion  where troops, would have to be transported across the; sea.  "���������".'���������'  "It should be pointed out also that  oursnorthern neighbor is in alliance  with, a powerful Oriental nation ���������  another island Empire ��������� and for the  ���������same reason when acting in alliance  with a povver. vvhich has control of  the sea, has ability, to send its army  of '2,325,000 men to any part of the  world without danger of invasion.  "I think a mere statement of these  facts makes It clear that at present  we are practically defenceless before  the veteran armies of our northern  neighbors and. could easily be crushed by the existing, coalition of the  island Empires.  "While a War waged against us .by  an alliance .may in the future be a  possibility it is not a probability, and  it is believed that if we provide an  adequate army to defend the country  against any single nation the probability of a war between the United  Slates and a coalition -of powers  would  grow  even more  remote."  U. S. Population Is Put at 112,444,620  The population of the United  States continuesto shift to the cities,  according to estimates announced by  the census bureau. The csti.nates,  based on the rate of population increases from 1900 to 1910, disclosed  that 40.9 per cent, of the country's  inhabitants now live in cities of more  than 8,000, as against 38.9 per cent, in  1910. The entire population of continental United States for 1916 has  has already been estimated at 102,-  017,312. The total in the states, territories and United States possessions is put at 112,444,620.  In the last six years the-growth in  the white population was to-n million  and the negro population about  three-quarters of a million.  Education Profiting Denmark  In 1860 the British Vice-Consul at  Copenhagen reported to his Government that "butter, 'or what is sold  under that name, is execrably bad."  Denmark today supplies Great Britain 'with more butter than docs anv  other country and at a higher average price per pound. The improvement commenced with the establishment of the dairy school at Copenhagen, where the experts of her nine  hundred creameries are scientifically  trained.  "There's a young man who makes  little  things  count.",  "How does he do it?"  "Teaches arithmetic in the infants'  school!"  without a minister " of    the    gospel  They are Seventlu Day Adventists.  The clergyman on his arrival found  a small hut built among tiic trees of  branches and straw, which vvas.used  as a school-'where the mothers of the  children gathered each day and gave  instructions.:. He was so impressed  with" the piety of the natives tliatvhe  has never left- the island. lhe result is that all of.. the 160 -persons  know how to read and write.  The soil of Pitcairn is volcanic and  fertile, .the climate ' variable and  rainy, with- a temperature, ranging  frOm 70 to 100 degrees; The people  live on fruit and fish and Wild birds.  They do not like beef or pork, and  alcoholic beverages' arid tobacco are  unknown to them.       ���������-: :  According to the chief officer, Air.  Aliens- the inhabitants, aside from being religious, -are very intelligent and  are-excellent painters. . The women  do the finest of needlework, while the  men. make the,finest of straw.hats.  Three days each week everyone  who is able bodied works at building  roads and improving the island. The  other three days are devoted to their  own homes. Sunday, after attending church for three hours, . they  make calls or rest. There is little  or no illness among the-inhabitants.  Several hundred goats arc the only-  animals on the island, and from these  milk is obtained.  The ambition of the inhabitants at  present is to build a schooner large  enough to trade their fruit for clothing with the inhabitants of other islands. They have no money, their  motto being "All for one aud oi e for  all."   -  "     .        ���������   .  When four of the young girls were  asked if they would not like to go to  Australia and see other people, each  shook her head and said she preferred Pitcairn to any other place in the  world.  Several years ago, however, one  young woman, Emiiy McCoy, daughter of Matthew McCoy, sometimes  called "King of Pitcairn," and a lineal  descendant of the famous old mutineer and pirate chief, "Matt" McCoy,  did leave the island, following the  death of her mother, and went to the.  United States to study medicine.  Miss McCoy went to Bridgeport,  Conn., where last June she was grad;.  uated as a nurse and lived at the  Graduate Nurses' Club.  "There is no. sin on the island oi  Pitcairn," Miss McCoy said at 'that  time, "for the reason that the only  book tlie inhabitants study _ is the  Bible. No elopements are on record, and no violations of the marriage vow have been known in the  history  of  the   island."  Miss McCoy was anxious lo get  back to Pitcairn, and left Bridgepo-t  several months ago,.-and nothing has  been heard of her since. Ir. is believed she went to Panama, whete  she hoped to obtain passage on some  vessel going either to Pitcairn or on."*  of  the nearby islands.  Miss Catt: The poet is buried in  thought.  Miss Nipp: For goodness sake  don't resurrect him.  Thomas A. Edison Says British Sea.  Power Has Been a Good Thing  for the United States  There is no private American citizen whom-the people of the United  Slates are prouder of than. Thomas  Alva Edison, thc'inveiitor. The fact  that he has not'up to ' the present  time definitely declared himself upon  the issues raised by-the war, and that  he and Henry Ford have been photographed together has conveyed the  impression' that he is a neutral or a  pacifist, who believes one of, the belligerents is asrbad as another. A long  interview with Mr. Edison which^appeared in the New York Sun dissipates that idea. Mr. Edison is.de-'  finitely- pro-Ally arid anti-German. Of  France he says: "To me the war has  pi uvea "that France is the banner-nation of the world. ' To my mind the  French arc proving themselves to be"  thcVeal people of theWorld, the most  splendid people, perhaps, that the  world has ever known, for t.h'ey are  combining wonderful-efficiency with.  an absolute devotion which rises to  heights of almost fanatical self-sacrifice."  Edison is not so unreserved in bis  piaise of the British' people. He is  not blind to their faults any - more  than the British people are blind to  the faults of Americans,' and. "thisc  means pretty good eyesight." If it  had not been for this war Mr. Edison  thinks the British people would "soon  have been lost beyond redemption.  Germany has saved them. Germarv  lias given England a soul. What slaved England from becoming like Germany, and what will always save her,  he says, is one "significant omission  from her educational system, otherwise greatly inferior to that of Germany. "Nowhere were Englishmen  instructed in the Divine .right of  kings,' he says; "everywhere , they,  were and are instructed in.the inalienable right of the individual -to  woik out his own destiny so long, as  in so doing he docs not intprfere  with the similar* rights of other individuals." The Germans failed to understand the British character. They,  wrote more and knew less about psychology than any other race on earth.  They thought Britain loo slow, loo  sodden, to get into the war before  Belgium had been stolen, France defeated    and    Russia checked.  Drink, Mr. Edison believes,- was at  the bottom ~of most-of Britain's fait--  ures before the war. The 'workers  were kept sodden and were the more  easily exploited by the wealthyclass-  cs. There "was general aversion to  machinery, and therefore-Britain was  falling behind in the race for commercial 'supremacy ��������� Mi--' Edjson -continues : "But though the; Englishman  is slow, .when'.--, he ; starts- he  can't be stopped.. Pie. is heavy. Momentum will carry him much farther  than it will'.:, .the .Germans or. 'the  French or the : Americans.; It has  been this, which has. made everyone -  biit' the stupid,, arrogant and" king-  ridden German militarists realize that  England is novy as dangerous to* the  aggressor as she ever was.".'.'..  Edison, believes that the* war , lias  finally solved many problems-fqr-tbe  British Empire. It has drawn her  colonies and. self-governing dominions together in indissoluble^ bonds.  It has solved the 'woman-; suffrage  problem, for he assumes;_that women  will be granted the vote in. recognition of���������;what.*-.they have done in the  ;war. Never again will there be. the  old low wages, -; although^therc; wiiJ  undoubtedly be a decrease from .tlie  present war rates.- No more will  there be a prejudice against labor-  saving machinery,'-'and great temperance reforms are to be expected.  Of sea power he has tliis"to say:  "British sea power has been a good  thing for the United States. - It has  been as valuable to us as it has to  Britain. It has been valuable lo all  mankind, including the very nations  which now are'fighting against it.     .  The great inventor said that as far  as the future was concerned he did  not believe any definite "understanding" would be necessary . between  Great Britain and the United States,  because to all intents and purposes  ihc people of the British dominions  are "Americans." In-i'hc- .sympathy  and convictions _ of���������tlie two people  there is-alre-idy'a treaty more binding than anything that could be put  on paper. "I believe," he said, "that  every really good American realizes  the fact that Britain and Frances-are  fighting our battles, and I think that  those who do not believe this are not  good Americans or are very 'ill-informed Americans." Personally, he  expressed his humiliation that the .  American people have not been able  to do more for the -Allies. A powerful American navy would, he believes, have prevented most of Germany's naval outrages,; While not  wishing to violate Washington's injunction about "entangling alliances,"  he was convinced that the United  States would have to take her stand  with the Allies after this war in order to prevent future world conflagrations.  "The fact was he had a peculiu  trouble with his eyes," said the celebrated oculist. "Every time lie prart-  ed to read he would read double."  "Poor fellow!" remarked the sympathetic listener. "I suppose that interfered with his holding a "good position?"  s"Not at all. The gas company gave  him a lucrative job reading gas-  meters 1"  ���������*��������� ������**f vrHn*t*Jvm#x* wv* ���������vwt*"* x.v*/Wi������jf4V^Ywvrii*wiWK&Ts,ra^i&,wt*2m^ *'"���������*'���������'*  SSI  sssaM  III iih ii* THE      GAZETTE,      HEDLEY,.     B.  Better Farming  Is Being Taught  - Alberta    Institutions    Are    Working  Along Practical Lines  Harkcning back to the days of' the  little red school-house  (if perchance  it'were    painted),, wc have   rccollec-  .tions of a curriculum which adhered  ' jif-jridly to  the    unvarnished elements  .of education, associated more or less  . directly, with" the historic thrcc'"R's,"  and a slender, but pliable, birch rod.  . Good men were produced under the  system, but it is yet to be cstablish-  , ed that     the system -produced   .the  men.   Likewise it is still to be proven  thdt the plan of education which followed, and extends partially m<-c the  .present age, showed the essentials of  ^perfection to any practical degree so  far'as it; concerned the rank and file.  The" "system    of education    which  .   aims at the development of the hand  as well  as the mind; ,at the training  ,.of_ young manhood  and -womanhood  for everyday life,    rather"   than    for  professional   careers,   is   comparatively'new in' practice if not in 'hought,  ' .and there arc still with us those who  look'askance upon workbenches  and  'pudding dishes in  the schools where  . . these unquestionably spell the partial  - extinction "6f**a  custom which placed-  ������the law, medicine, ministry or teaching as the finis in every text book.   ���������  The'  introduction of    business and  ,  vocational systems of training in city  . .schools   .has    been    followed    with  .marRed success throughout the country,! but  in  the  teaching  of agricultural subjec'ts there yet remains much  to'be accomplished in the public and  high schools.    It is in this line, however,- that the- schools  of agriculture  -'instituted and maintained by the Al-  1 bcrta provincial government and  situated at Vermilion, Olds and Clares-  '   holm, are1 accomplishing a great deal  "towli'rd   .the betterment     of farming  .conditions and  toward th.-  -ducation  -oft young men and women for practical  and   more   scientific -woik  in   the  farm-homes and fields.  .Not many    years ago'   agricultural  c'ducation   was   regarded  as  unnecessary-and  impracticable.  While   there  .are even today many who j look upon  such*    systems     of instruction     as' a  waste of money and time,  lhe avcr-  - age farmer has become progressiva  enough lo seek for more information  and- better methods .in handling slock  and growing crops. He. recognizes  that such information can be supplied  lo  a' considerable     extent  by "spcck.l  ^investigators and instructors. He is  "anxious also that his children may  take advantage of the opportunity afforded by such demonstration farms  .and .schools of agriculture as have  -been -provided by the department of  .agriculture. Undoubtedly these graduates become 'more proficient in farm  work from their" course of training  jjnd thereby become of more value on  their own farms as well as to lhe  community. It is for this type of  farmers that these schools of agriculture are being operated.  In the agricultural -course practical  subjects are taken up,, such as judging, feeding and care of live stock,  handling of soil and crops, training  -'in carpentry, blacksmithing, poultiy  keeping, .dairying, veterinary science,  horticulture, weed seed identification  and eradication, and elementary  courses     in     English,     mathematics,  - bookkeeping,   chemistry- and  physics.  The domestic science course is eminently practical in the home-making  sense. It.is 'intended to train the  women for efficient home-makers. It  includes some theory and a great deal  of practice in sewing, cooking, home  nursing, home administration, laun-  drying, household*; bookkeeping,  household sanitation, dairying, * ppu'-  tty% horticulture, field husbandry," and  .a thorough elementary course,:- Iri  English, mathematics and the sciences as applied-to the home.  A diploma in agriculture is given  to those completing a two-year-  --course and to the graduates from the  domestic science course a iiomcmak-  ers certificate is awarded. Men passing-the agricultural examination with  a fairly high standing in' ail subjects  may continue'the study by taking a  three-year degree work at the College of Agriculture in connection  with 4.he University of Alberta.  England Requires Boot Leather  Kicking the German back across  [heir own borders is requiring an enormous amount of boot leather, As  "England is.supplying the greater portion of all the boots worn by the  allied soldiers, the shoe factories  throughout England are swamped  with work today.  For the winter the British government will require 9,000,000 "feet of  upper leather for Cossack boots and  .7.000,000 feet of leather for the British soldiers' footwear. The shipments of such tremendous orders has  forced the government to take up every piece of leather on the market.  Harmonious Household  A golf .enthusiast was describing lo  his friend the .varied joys the game  afforded him. Finally he wound up  by saying:  "Do you know,' I'd rather play gch"  "than cat!"  "But whatever does your- wife say  to  that?" inquired  the friend.  "Oh, well, you know," was the answer, "she's rather relicvcd**~-beeause  she'd much rather play bridge than  cook!"���������Tit-Bits.  Courtesy at Home  Tact Ts Needed in Imparting    Good  *    Manners to Children   -  Good breeding, like charity, should  begin at home. The days are past  when children used to rise the moment their-parents -entered the room  where they were and stand until they  received permission to sit. But the  mistake is now made usually in the  other direction, of allowing lo small  boys and girls too much, license to  disturb the peace of the household. I  think the best way to train children  in courtesy would be to observe towards them a scrupulous politeness.  I would go so far as to say that we  should make it as, much' a point to  listen ��������� to'* children without interrupting them, and to answcr.jthcm sincerely and ' respectfully, as if they  were grown up. And, indeed, many  of their wise, quaint-sayings" are far  better worth listening to than the  commonplaces of the average caller.  Of course, to allow uninterrupted  chatter would be to surrender the repose of the "household, but it is possible to teach children in turn scrupulously to respect the convenience  of others, and,to be silent.  The best brought-up family of children I ever- knew were educated on  the principle "of always commending  them when it was possible to do so,  a"nd letting silence be the r2pro6f_of  any wrong-doing which was not really serious, I have heard the. children  of this household, when their mother  had failed to say any word'of com-  mendatiqn after some social occasion,  ask as anxiously as possible, "Wha't  was it mamma? J know something  was wrong. Didn't we treat the other children well, or were .we too  noisy?" In'that house reproof was  never bcstowcd-ninsought���������only commendation, of .whatever it was possible to commend, was"gratuitous. ���������  Exchange.  To Increase Naval Patrols  Canadians  Are Wanted  to  Man At  lantic  Coast  Cruiser Fleet  Following a report 'of German submarines operating in the North Atlantic trade routes, the cruiser -fleet  patrolling the North Atlantic, and  the eastern shore of Canada is to  be augmented immediately.  The vessels in the increased paliol  service will be manned by Canadians,  as far as possible, and the 'call is issued for men with previous sea training, up to the age of 45.  A feature of the appeal is for boys  from 15 lo 18, who will train with thf*  men. Commodore Aemillus Tarvis is  naval recruiting officer for Ontario,  with headquarters  in  Toronto.  Wireless Device for Moving Trains  Matt Rcilcy, telegraph operator in  the commercial offices of the Canadian Pacific railway in Calgary, a  young man who has always had an  inventive genius, is the discovcrei of  a wireless device that will communicate messages from one moving train  to another. It has been tested by  high and low telegraph officials c'f  the big corporation, and, according  to -report, most of them have passerl  upon it as a device of merit and  usable.  The tests have been carried on between handcars and rail motor cai*3,  and it is said that each test has indicated the extraordinary features of  the - invention. Once perfected, the  device will serve as a train dispatcher's instrument and will probably be  entirely preventive of collisions and  many other lorms of wreck which  have been due to the fact that operators and dispatchers heretofore have  not been able to communicate with  fast  moving trains.  A French Spy Strainer  .The-tightest spy strainer "n all Europe is at Pbntarlicr, on the French  border1 of. Switzerland. They can  sicken your. - soul, those dozen  Frenchmen at Pontarlicr. They've  got niches in their guns. They have  caught spies who have been shot, and  they are trying to catch more.  "It's a matter of life and death  here," explained, in ��������� a half hearted  apology, a whiskered French officer.  "Wc are constantly sending our spies  into Germany by this route, and the  Germans are always trying to get  their spies into France through this  station.   We're out. for blood here."  British Workmen f Babylonian Extravagance  Like Daylight Law  Putting   Working   Hours   Ahead  of  Solar Time Proves Beneficial'  Inquiries in the leading centres of  industry indicate that the operation  of the summer time act is among  other results having the effect of increasing the output in shipyards and  engineering works. On the'northeast  coast some of the yards have been  able to arrange additional spells of  daylight overtime, and in other establishments there has been an increase in output owing to the fact  that there are in the aggregate a  large number of extra hours when  the work can be carried on without  the aid of artificial light and /ith a  lessened sense of fatigue.  If statistics can be kept which win  enable comparisons to be instituted  between the output of the past summer and the corresponding period of  last year it is believed that the comparison will be all to the' advantage  of the present year. "  Additional evidence of the benefit  of the act is giv.en by the railways. It  has been stated in the official organ  of the National Union of Railway-  men that the alteration of the clock  has been followed by an improvement in the working of long-distance  night goods trains. It has been  found that the extra, hour of daylight  has enabled the trains to be made up  and-loaded in less time, and there is  a general feeling in railway circles  that the summer time act should  come into permanent operation, as it  would enable the work of railway  goods yards to be conducted with  greater rapidity and safety.  A point which seems to appeal le  the men who arc on eight-hour shifts  is that, whatever the turn of duty to  which they are assigned, they cither  begin or finish work in daylight. This  may seem to be a small and unimportant' matter, but the .fact that it  has caused comment among a large  body of workers reveals an unexpected direction in which putting working hours "in advance of solar time  has   proved  beneficial.  Shell Shock Terror  New  York  City,  Fighting  the   Kigh  . Cost of Living, Spends Money  Like Water"  New York is rolling, revelling, rollicking in wealth, says an United  Press  writer there.  'New York's banks today Hold reserves of $816,794,200, and from every  quarter of the globe money is pouring in���������actual yellow gold by the  million to be changed from the coin  of other nations in the .U.S.A.  Wall street has become a gambling  table 'on to which is being thrown  money from the earnings, winnings  and savings of Americans and money  from the cbffcxs^of kings.  While-the-large majority of New  York's "six millions" arc fighting the  universal desperate battle with the  cost of living, on ' the surface i- appears that everybody has' money lo  spend. They arc spending il for necessities and luxuries.  Forty or more blocks in Man hair  Ian arc given over entirely to that  ancient trio, wine, woman and scr.g.  War bride dividends have given  night time Broadway a new life.  Men whose business vit is to make  money from spenders say ������.hcy never  were able to take so much of it before. ���������������  Ancient Babylon could be set  down inside New York's winter pleasure grounds without being noticed;  Nebuchadnezzar 'wouldn't have a reputation outside of his own block.  Cabarets have sprung up iike  mushrooms and dance halls thrive  as in any new gold camp.  "Business is three times as big as  the biggest we ever saw before, i his  season," said the manager of the  largest cabaret in the city.  Hotels are crowded, theatres are  sold out. Crowds fill thCdcpartment  stores.  Warehouses arc depleted of stocks  and deliveries are far behind.  One of the Most Prolific  Causes of  Temporary  Disability  That peculiarly nervous affection  popularly called "shell shock" hzs  been one of the most prolific causes  of temporary or permanent disability  in this - war, says the New York  World. In all ~of the armies large,  numbers of men have had to be invalided home because of this functional nervous ailment, though they  are physically sound. In fact, medical men who have .studied many  causes of "sheil shock" assert that  the wounded are practically'immune,  presumably, says one distinguished  English surgeon, "because a wound  neutralizes the action of the psychic  causes of shell shock."  It_ is asserted that "physical "concussion resulting from a shell explosion" is "'an extremely rare and unusual cause." The same is said of  chemical intoxication by gasscs generated in shell explosions. In th-;  vast majority of cases investigated  it has been found that the causes arc  purely psychic in their nature. "Horrible sights ' arc the most frequent  and potent factor in the production  of this shock," says Dr. Harold Wiltshire, an English surgeon. ' Losses  and the fright of being buried are  also important in this respect. Gradual psychic exhaustion from continued fear is an important disponing  cause, particularly in men of neuropathic disposition."  Feeding in Open vs. Bam Feeding  "Live stock holdings in central Alberta have-increased by twenty-five  per cent, in the last few years," says  Mr. G. H._ Hutton,.-Superintendent of  the Dominion Experimental Farm 2t  Lacombe. "At our farm," Mr. Hut-  Ion continued, "we have experimented-in "wintering cattle in the open,  with no other protection than that afforded by bluffs and hayracks. Wc  have fed five cars of cattle in tins  way and turned them off finished in  February. The thermometer has  gone to fifty degrees below zero, and  yet-in some years wc have gained 320  pounds per head in winter feeding.  On two and three-year-olds we have  gained 420 pounds from May to February. We have contrasted farm and  open feeding for 'three years, and in  all cases greater gains were made in  the open."  Trench Descriptions Vivid  The soldier is not usually a man of  words, but he can string them together very effectually at times, and  some of his similes would not disgrace our American cousins, past  masters though they are in the art  of picturesque and vivid phrascniHk-  ing.- -"He would pinch the sugar  from your tea while you were stirring it!" is the description I heard  applied to one warrior with confused  ideas of ownership; and of another  of parsimonious habits it wa9 said  that "he fling's his money about like  a man with no arms!" ��������� London  Chronicle.  Smart Scientist  The scientist had given a very scientific lecture, and~at the end he said,  beaming down on his audience condescendingly:  "Now, if there is any scientific  question that any of my friends  would like to ask, I beg them not to  hesitate. I shall be only too happy  to answer any inquiry in my power."  An old lady in spectacles that gave  her a severe, stern look rose and said,  "Why do wet tea leaves kill cockroaches?"  The scientist did not know wet tea  leaves did anything of the kind, much  less the cause of the phenomenon;  but, never at a loss, he replied:  "Because, madam, when a cockroach comes across a wet tea leaf he  says, 'Halloa, here's a blanket,' and  wraps himself up in it, catches cold,  and dies."���������Tit-Bits.  Regretted His Kindness  Captain Best of the Royal Fusilicis  told a crowded audience at Llangollen recently that when the kaiser was  six years old he not only had a lame  arm, but a lame leg also. The British fleet was in the Baltic, off tho  shores of Germany, and thc> future  kaiser had a keen desire to see the  ironclads. He was taken to the coast  and rowed in a small boat alongside  the fleet. A naval officer was ro"1d  off to "-carry young Wilhelm up the  gangway.  "That British officer," added Captain Best, "was my father, and I have  heard him say many times sinco:  'What a pity-l'did not throw the Utile beggar overboard.' "  "After all, it's no crime to be poor."  "Maybe not, but no poor man can  afford to hire a lawyer to prove that  it isn't."  All Facilities  The aged admiral was well known  for his powers of exaggeration. At  supper one night he was describing  a thrilling voyage.  "While cruising in the Meditcrran.  can," he  said,   "we   passed  an   island  which  was  red  with  lobsters."  "But," said one of the politely incredulous .guests, "lobsters ire not  red   until   boiled." ,.  "Of course not," said the undaunted admiral,- "but this was a volcanic  island with boiling springs!" Philadelphia Ledger.  Bird Statistics  For two years the numbers of birds  on certain farms in different parts of  the country have been counted. A  summary now, shows . that in the  Northeastern States the average larm  of 108 acres protects a total of 124  pairs of domestic birds. These are  birds of the sorts that fanners should  protect. Five acres in Maryland afforded a home for 193 pairs, of sixty-  species. This bird count was made  for the purpose of getting definite figures on the value of bird protection  on farms, and the importance of providing feed and protection for them.  Bird lovers can figure out the benefits.���������The  Country  Gentleman.  Changed Opinions  Lloyd George has done many remarkable things, but possibly -none so  wonderful as. the conversion of Lord  Nbrthbournc. His lordship was so  incensed by the Budget proposals  when Lloyd George was Chancellor  of the -Exchequer that he publicly  announced his intention of toasting a  fat bullock in celebration of the going out. of office of Lloyd George,  when that should occur. Now he  has decided to give the beast to -a  war charity auction in special recognition of the patriotic services of  the Minister of War. ��������� From lhe  London  Daily Sketch.  What It Was "^  An officer lately returned from  Alexandria brings home a storv of  the British soldier's humor. -A certain curio-collecting captain had  prevailed upon two privates to move  his effects. They managed everything ' save a weighty packing-case,  which defied their united efforts As  they paused to wipe the sweat from  their brows  one asked:  "What the deuce is in it,  Bill?"  '   "V     Pyramids,"     answered      Bill,  promptly.���������Tit-Bits.  Help Northern Indians  Along in Agriculture  Plan Is to Aid Them as a Means of  Malting Them Permanent  Workers      ���������  Believing that there will be an influx of settlers in the country along  the Alberta and Great Waterways  railway when that road is completed,  Henry A. Conroy, -inspector of northern Indians, has recommended that  Indians be encouraged to settle at  once, and permanently, upon their reserves or thereabouts. The most effective way of doing this, he thinks,  would be to appoint a farm instruc--  lor to 'have direct supervision of the  northern bands, and-lo grant thcin a  certain measure of assistance in the  form of agricultural implements and  seed grain. Thedands surveyed for  "Indian reserves between Edmonton  and McMurray a year or more ago  are reported quite suitable for the  needs of the natives, who" are now  free from the annoyance of while settlers squatting upon their locations,  but who nevertheless arc being urir-  ed to settle themselves * without further loss  of time.  It is a bit surprising to learn, on  the authority of official figures just  given out, that the Indians of Alberta  as a whole arc increasing in numbers,  industry and prosperity, in contrast  to the theory generally held a few-  years ago that the days of the reds  were drawing to a close. There is  now in this province alone an Indian  population of 8,682, and so great has  been ' the recent progress of these  people that their real and personal  property figures down to $1,655 for  every man, woman and child.  Alberta Indians have made the  gieatest increase in.all Canada iu average per capita income. In lhe last  year they have worked their average earnings for each individual up to  $75.29, which is a gain of thirty per  cer.t. over the year preceding. A  creditable proportion of this increasing income has resulted, it seems,  from more extensive farming, which  the Indians are beginning to take up  in earnest as a permanent industry.  Hunting and trapping are still the  stand-by of the northern tribes, but  on the reserves south of Edmonton  the native reds have gone into farming onja.uitc an extensive scale. On  thi Hobcna reserve, near Ponoka, ior  instance, they arc raising stock, cut--  ting and marketing hay, growing  grain and root crops, and working  out with while farmers. Incidentally,  the Hobeua Indians cut 156,540 feet  of lumber in their agency sawmill,  and most of this output they have  used in improving their dwellings  and farm buildings.  In the Edmonton agency lucre has  been, according to the Indian agent's  report, a marked improvement in the  way- of buildings .and farm machinery  supplies. The Indian farmers are  now well supplied with implements,  purchased, for the most part, with  their own money, and are taking  good care of them. One cnlrrprisin--.-  red man of the Enoch band on the  Edmonton reserve is reported as having built himself "a fine large horse  stable with a hip roof, planked four  stalls for five team of horses, and a  harness room."  - From some of the southern reserves come reports of still larger operations. Two Indian farmers of the  Blackfool and Pcigan tribes respectively had wheat crops lasl year of  sixty bushels to the acre. Something-  is also being done in southern Alberta  in  the  way of  ranching.  Good progress is being made among-the Indians of Alberta educationally. There arc thirty-two schools in  operation, including those in the  Mackenzie ; territory, and ranging  from day to boarding and industrial  schools. Most;of these arc under the  control of one or other of the religious denominations; sixteen are Roman Catholic, eleven Anglican, and  three Methodist. Surprisingly good  reports have been sent in as"to the  results obtained in these "schools, aid  one of the most satisfying features is  that the ex-pupils arc continuing to  show the benefits of their training  after they have left the schools ar.d  gone back home. The total school  attendance is about 1,200, An interesting fact in one of the northern reports is that away up at Fort Resolution instruction in physical exercise  and military drill is being given the  Indian  boys  by the mounted police.  The annual report of the department of Indian Affairs for llie vcar  ending March 31 last has just been  issued. Besides the facts indicated in  the foregoing it has a mass of information about the progress and population of the native Indians throughout   Canada.  A Regular Cheer  "1 hear," said a member of the  church to the young parson���������"I hear  that you have an offer from another  church."  "Yes,"    the    minister    replied,    "I  have a   call    offering four     thousand  dollars a year."  ..."And    what,"  the  friend  "are   you   getting   now?"  "Nine  hundred."  "And you call the other  inquired,  a call?    1  Co-operation in Norway  There  are  1,187  societies  of a  cooperative     character  in   Norway, 660      "Eddie, what's the matter?  of these being in connection with lhe   fall off your motorcycle?"  dairy industry alone.   These societies!     "No.   1 tried to bang some pictures  do  a business of well over, *S20,00U0,-   and    stood    some dictionaries    on    a  000  a year, an   excellent   showing in   table, and  view of the fact that the population   me."  of   Norway  is   only   two   and   a  half      "Words failed  millions?- ' Cleveland Press.  think it was nothing short of a yell.'  Had ;i  "iv  ictun       on    ..  they slipped    from   under  you,   I suppose."-  of  Little  Surprises  "Mister,  here's     them  five  tons  coal you ordered this morning."  "No, sir, this isn't the real, genuine  olive oil; that's the reason wc sell it  so  cheap."  "You don't need to waste anv  sympathy on nic, old peg; I am s*-itis"-  ficd with my job, my'boss and ruy  wages."  "Gentlemen, the conductor is asking us lo move forward in the car.  jCorae'oii, there's plenty of room,"  "Young man, wc find that we have  not been paying you enough, so  we'll increase your salary ten dollars  a week, beginning today."���������Portland  Express.  Flubdub: That's a bad cold you  have, Guzzler. Are you taking anything for ii?  Guzzler: Thanks, old man. I don't  care if  1  do. p  X'-',.<��������� * - *.-.'-',: <i*..<,;-ii.*<-> '.'V'.'.' ,';   -.. --,V\ f-A,'fc>-"''.���������>',���������'?,-: ..J la's:A**." j-^^.-'^P^V'y.'.'^--^^^  ������H������     GAZETTE.     HEDLEY,      B,   " 0fi  r  A BRIGHT TOBACCO OF THE FINEST QUALITY  10 CENTS PER PLUG  His Best  *->l.'c t.oii board ship) Air. Joiies, if J  i"._ll overboard and were d-owning,  would you jump in and  save me?  lie (hesitating, but honest"): By  jovi-.'    Do you know, 1 don't believe 1  you go up till you've told me how  I've offended you.   Come, now then!"  Mabin hesitated. Then she loofed  up with hashing eyes.  Why should he not know thai she  was on the watch, and that she knew-  ������-ouid.    Bui J   tell vou what 1  would :"-vhal he wanted  to do, and  what he  do.     I   would  watch you  drown with  the deepest sorrow and re-grot.���������Life.  RHEUMATISM CONQUEREO  "I hare been for tho last two  years a cripple -with Muscular aud  intiammatory Rheumatism. J. tried  .���������ilmoHt everything known to raefti-  rat si;iciiee to relieve me of tliai  intense pain and inflammation. "E  jioughb cturnRe of climate in Kentucky and other Southern pointa  without relief. Your manager in  this city recorunieuclcrt GIN PILLS  and I have since taken eight oozes  and am now cured.   I consider  the conqueror of Rheumatism and  Eidnoy Diseases.  Ci. D.  Keid."  All  druggists  sell  Gin  Pills  at  60c. a liox, or G boxes for $2.50.  Sample free if you wvito to  NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMIOAL  CO.  03?  CANADA,  LIMITED  ���������Toronto, Ont. 7*  Room  in  13 V  'had done already? Slight as her own  powers to help and protect might be,  this wretch might as well know not  only that she understood his intentions, but that she was ready to denounce him if he made any more attempts  upon  Julius."  "Do you really doubt, Air. Wright,"  she asked, in a voice so firm that he  began to understand thai he had undertaken rather more than he had  bargained for in bringing this challenge, "why J don't want lo speak  to you, and why,'' she a"ddcd, with a  sudden outburst of fierce detestation,  "I hate the very sight of you, and  the sound of your voice?"  He was taken aback. Evidently he  had counted upon the effect upon her  of the family sermons as to the scandal and the desirability of being sibm!  on the subject of family skeletons,  for he stammered, and then said coii-  fu*-cdlv:  "Oh oh, yes, J should like lo know  ��������� 1   should  d well  like   to  know  what you mean by it!"  Well, I'll tell you.   1 hale you be- j Lady Moorhampton."  face, evidently an intelligent interpretation of some sign from Lady* Mpor-  hamplon, who was behind her. He  again put out his arm*", barring her  passage. Lady Moorhaniplon suddenly seized her by the arm.  "No, you can't go yet," she said.  "We must come to an understanding.  ] want an explanation of your rudeness."  It was rather a meek speech after  her previous violence, 'and it served  to show Mabin how strong her own  case was. This knowledge fortified  her, and she turned slowly, and faced1  Lady Moorhaniplon with heaving bosom and flashing eyes?  "Come hcrc."-  She was dragged ,across the Jia.ll,  and made to sit down on the sctlle  by the fire. Then Lady Moorhaniplon beckoned lo her brother, who1 was  very reluctant lo come, but-who did  at last move slowly in the direction  of the seat on which the two ladies,  both much agitated, were no^ sitting  side by' side.  "Now," said Lady Moorhaniplon,  speaking in a hoarse, agitated voice,  aud still retaining* a nervous grip on  Mabin's arm. "I should like io know  what you mean by saying such shocking things lo���������to us."'  "I   didn't  say what  I   said   lo  you,  cause 1 know vou lo be an infamous  creature, ready to kill poor little Ju-      litis as you killed, or tried lo kill, his  /**���������*"'   --���������-: -��������������������������� ���������^^v   father.    And  1   know  that  you  tried  ((( Yi*\   to poison the child this afternoon by  giving him sweets that had been doctored, tampered with, prepared specially by you to make him ill. That's  why 1 hate you, and I'm glad oi" I his  opportunity of warning you that if  _ you try lo do any more harm lo the  boy, if you make another attempt to  hurt him, as you've done today, T  shan't go to Lady Moorhaniplon, or  to Lord Moorhaniplon about it; I  shall go into the town and straight  to the police-station, and tell what 1  know."  ��������� Mabin was conscious, even as stie  jl JJj   uttered  these daring  words,  that  she  vfe:,-; ��������� ' , .   <^y     was   staling   a   little   more   than   was  quite the truth. .She knew thai she  would never have the courage to do  ihis thing that she threatened lo do;  but she was carried out of herself by  her rage and disgust, and easting prudence to the winds, not wholly,' however, without intention, she thus defied and'openly accused him, and  stood,-panting and with flashing- ey*es,  waiting for the result;  It camo from an unexpected quarter. Lady Moorhampton, hearing  high _ words' after she reached" the  drawing-room, had come to the door.  of that apartment, in time to hear this  last passionate speech of Mabin's.  It was her voice which made Mabin  turn round, to sec her lowering- over  her with flashing eyes and face white  with  indignation;- '  "M.iss Wrest," she said in- a biting-  tone which, if Mabin had not been  so greatly excited, would have cm  her to the heart and reduced her to  timid silence, "you forget yourself. I  have put up with a great'deal, from  you already, in the way of insolence  and forwardness. But to have in v  brother insulted and abused in "'this  disgusting manner is more than I can  be expected to put up with. I must  insist upon your leaving the house a't-  once."  Perhaps she reckoned upon her imperious manner, her awe-striking  voice, to reduce to shrinking alarm  the usually quiet girl.  But Mabin was inspired by her devotion to the boy, by her romantic  promise to his father, to a courage  which was proof against Lady Mooi-  hampton's grandest airs of arrogance.  "Certainly, Lady Moorhampton,"  she said steadily, fixing her eyes  upon the lady with spirit equal to her  own. "I will leave the house as soon  as you please. But," she added, raising her voice and flashing out the  words with sudden fire, "when I go,  I  shall  take little Julius with  me.''" j  Discovery   refreshes   and   tones   up   the   s!,a1' not 1-~aVl- ���������j"1 hc���������"   0������'-������- moTc  -..-.. i.  ������������������ii���������     t>  .u��������� :,;    she paused, and then uttered t  FLORENCE WARDEN  WARD. LOCK & CO.. UMlTEb  London, iVlclboujrn:. md i eranlo  (Continued.)  He wa*, as usual not only after  dinner, but at all oilier times, under  the influence .of alcohol, but, also as  usual, he knew perfectly well what  he was doing, although his speech  was thick and his face was flushed.  The look Mabin gave him' as she  turned on feeling his touch an her  arm was too eloquent not to be understood.  "By jove, Miss Wrest," _ said he,  trying to assume a genial jocularity,  "you do look fierce! What have I  done, eh, that you should treat me  like this? I've done nothing to offend you that I. know of, and yel  you're always on your dignity with  nie.    Come, how is it?"  Waiting for her opportunity, Mabin released^ herself with a wrench  that made him stagger; but she was  not quick enough to escape upstairs  before he had scrambled up in a  headlong and ungainly fashion, and  standing with his arms stretched out,  barred her passage.  "Now then," said he, "I  won't Jet  SOLDIERS ON THE BATTLE-'  -v       FIELD.  "There is no greater patriot���������not even  the 6oldier on the battlefield���������than the.  man who battles with the Btubborn soil  ���������and makes it yield for the support of the  ���������nations." We have in Canada* a power  of dominion in our resources that will  make the power that comes with strategy,  brute force and armament, insignificant.  If wc know what we have and use it wisely,  we will make others dependent upon us.  The stomach Is the center of the body  from which radiates our vitality, etrenu-  osity, our fighting strength. A healthy  stomach turns the food wc eat into nourishment for the blood stream and the  nerves.    Dr.   Pierce's   Golden   Medical  stomach walls. Removes the poisonous  gases from.the system.  The first day you start to take this  reliable medicine, impure germ3 and accumulations begin to separate in the blood  and are then expelled through the liver,  bowels and kidneys.  Oct Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery to-day from any medicine dealer*)  it is a powerful blood purifier and tonic.  Depend upon this grand remedy to give  you the kind of blood that makes the skin  clear, the mind alert, the vision keener and  puts ambition and energy into the entire  body. Contains neither alcohol nor narcotics. Its ingredients arc made public  and printed on wrapper. IV6 a pure  alteraiivo extract made with glycerine  from native roots and herbs. _  Sold by medicine dealers in liquid or  tablet form, or send f)0 cents to Dr.  Pierce's Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y,,  for a trial box of tablets.  , ., - - ie last  words slowly and levclly, di'ieeting  each as if it were a bullet from a gu'ii   "lo���������be���������murdered."  '"You said it to my brother. Well.  Ihat is worse, for being a man, he naturally feels at a disadvantage in dealing with a woman. "-"ray explain  yourself lo mc." " (  Mabin, feeling the terrible strain of  this confession;" forced out of her in  cold blood, set her leclh, and, keeping her eyes on the ground, replied  in  a dogged lone:  ���������"1   accused  Air.  Wright    of giving  Julius sweets  that  made him ill."  "Oh, no, you said more than  that,  much  more.     You���������you  said "  But Lady* Moorhaniplon hesitated,  evidently unwilling lo use the word  which had shocked her. Wriiiht hastened forward, and Jjeuding over the  end of the settle, said in a cou/idenfial  lo his sister:  "Never mind, Edith, never mind.  You know as well as I. do that the  young lady didn't mean what she  said. She was angry with me, and wc  know what angry ladies arc. 1 assure you, Miss Wrest," he hurried on,  addressing'Mabin, and speaking, in a  different and much steadier voice than  different and much steadier, voice than  what youvsaid seriously. I had too  much  sense."      ;  Mabin glanced';up, gave him a stcai-  thyjook of mistrust, arid, looked -lowii  again. But she said nothing; it was'  much better, of course, that* the -matter should pass off like this, without  more of this terribly*- outspoken talk.  'After all, he knew now ihat; she  suspected-'him; -arid'" would he on-her  guard. * There was evidently no question of* her challenge being* accepted,  and of her being allowed to leave- the  house, and take j-h* boy with her.  Both brother and sister were afraid  of. her,; arid conciliation was to-be the  order of.the day.  Taking the opportunity- afforded by  a pause, Mabin rose from her seat beside Lady Mooriiampton, who released her arm as she did so.    ��������� :.  "Good night," said  the girl coldly,  as  she walked  towards the staircase.  Lady Moorhampton asked sharply:  "Where arc  you going? ���������- Why are  you    not  coming    to   the    drawing-  room ?"  (To Be Continued.)  Importance of Shell RoIgb  Special  Correspondence of the London Times From the  Front  There is hardly a message in which  1 do.nol have to sp.ak of the .importance of shell-holes in this battl,, and  J have quoted the dictum of th:-distinguished officer who said that* on  the bom me they constitute *an extra  clement, like Napolean's mud in -.Poland. With every day, almost, their  importance increases; not merely because they themselves daily mc'rei.se  in number, but because both we aud  lhe enemy learn lo make more use  of them. In* this new country, between villages, there arc not the old,  well-fortified lines of trenches with  deep dugouts oi" the old first and second lines. The comparatively hastily  made trenches in the open cou . ry  are soon pounded to pieces and *'-  most obliterated by the guns, until  they give no shelter. Th shcll-hol-s,  however," rem ..in and multiply; and  scattered shell-holes, eacn converted  hastily into a machine gun position,  may easily b; even more'effective for  defensive purposes, in res'stiijg an  advance over exposed ground, than &  continuous trench. - consecutively  manned, which the artillery can set  itself systematically lo destroy.  Britain is Building-  Huge Cargo Boats  Much of New Tonnage Available foS"  Use of Slate in Six Months  The London Times' shipping .cor^  respondent writes:  "Very considerable orders are, it is  believed, being placed for new carg������  steamers to be built for use of the  State. They will probably carry 80,-  000 tons deadweight, planned on the  simplest possible lines. There is-cvery  reason to believe that, provided the  problems of labor and material ca&  be- solved, a considerable amount oi?  new efficient tonnage .will be available for service within six months. In  order to assist in the provision of labor, 'arrangements, it is understood;  have been made wljcrcby no men wilfi"  be taken from the shipyards and eis"������  gine works for military service wit's-  ��������� out the sanction of the -Admiralty and  Shipping Controller."  "Don't you know how to drive a  nail in yel without smashin' your ringer?" asked Barney l7agan of a carpenter. ������������������  "No, and neither do you!" replied  the. carpenter.  "Sure 1 do! Hold the hammer in  both hands!" said Barney.  "According to the minister's ser*>  moii this morning," said Mrs. Enpec!^  "there is to be no. marrying or giving  in marriage iu heaven, Do you Be--*"  licve that?'"  "Well, I have no reason to doub3  it," answered Enpcck. "There muss  be some way to distinguish it from  the other place."  ''How does young Jackson stand"io  collegc?" ,  "Not so well."  "���������Why is that?"'  "Tie is all right enough in his stt3������  dies, but he is more than suspected!  of cutting football^games."  ���������  -���������-���������"    .        " '"- "   -���������-g  Value of Rice as a Food  NO CHARGE FOR THIS BOOK.  Send fifty cents lor stamps) to pay for  wrapping and mailing and enclose this  notice, and Dr. Pierce, of the Invalids'  Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y., will send you a revised copy of Iris Common Sense Medical  Adviser, in cloth binding, 1008 pages, with  color plates. Just what you need hi caso  ef sickness or accident.  CHAPTER   XV.  Having thus shot her bolt, Mabin  stood firm, white lo the lips, but with  steady eyes, waiting for the result.  But nothing happened.  Perhaps it was suddenly borne in  upon both brother and sister that they  were dealing with someone less malleable than poor, weak, chivalrous,  gentle Lord Moorhampton, with his  love of case, his dread of scandal and  gossip, and his anxiety to live at  peace with all men.  Perhaps they felt thai' this girl  would carry out her threat, leave the  house with the boy, and render diem  helpless to make their'own arrangements for htm.  They exchanged glances, and  Ma-  You Should Eat Rice, Grow Far, and  Save Money  This is a free advertisement for  rice. Rice is one of- the lew food  Products that has -not* ; advanced in  price. You can get aboulj: four pounds  of rice- for a quarter.' N A quarter's  worth of rice will carry you .further  than 50 cents' worth of beef. A quarter's worth of rice will carry you as  far as 50 cents'  worth  of /lour.  Rice is a wholesome food. Fashion  caused a reduction of the greatest  food value iu rice requiring it to be  polished. There ought to be a law  forbidding the whiten ing of Hour and  polishing of rice. The law snouh.l be  so that the whole grain should be  .ground into flour. People would  have better teeth and better digestion.  But this article is about cheap, food  and uol about the business of keeping  healthy. ' -  Rice  is the  chief diet  of about     a  third of the population oi the world.  The rice eating Jap whipped the filling  out  of  the   tallow  and   flour  eal-j  inr;  Russian.     A- man   can  go further (  on a rii*'* diet  than on any oilier sin- ;  gle article of  food that is  grown.  So, if you do not want to spend all  your money for food, buy rice.  If you want to have a variety in  your     diet,   and  that     cheaply,   buy  and poor Appetite  Thr.fc dull aching, that nausea and di-vtast-a  for food with which so ���������'wany,-, begin ih*  day, aeon goes when you take Di*. CasseHV.  ' _ ;     ' ;*    .'  Instant Itelief.   The root, of the tro-able is . disardercd 'liT.-er,''".p**t>.  haps constipation, andLJf>r. CaeftelPa Instant JS**ief so aureljr r������sio������-es���������  ��������� both liver ���������������n4. feo*srels that thes������_..oatapl-un-fcs   become   impossible.  "Sewnee SIKsass," AjH-ij 11, 1*ts, ssys,i���������" PrsvUtnt* has gf������������R  as the brafnu la -*s"*is������ Ktffssrre ia c-t-frap-SBsate Hshm fer eur iH-tr<ia,JiB������nt  cf ft-H*. ������������������".;'. . ?bs ftmtns ������thsft4 ������cma fnsn sK-turul re-wcec, and weT  have them tai&c-SsiJ hi such ���������j-frfss-Sl-a cflwtfcSnaSifKw as iir. OM-ttH't  Instant Relief. We tefce this pr^araihK! aa an wara-ple fcecattM it  is so well balances! In the matt-Bra! ���������wmasa-s-fife antS so' c*r������c<Wt iit ew-?  ���������directies." .'���������' \  Take Dr. -Oas-sell's Instant Kcifef -far" co&stijBiiii'Oa.  BiHeuan*---*, ~  torpid liver, sick headswhSj-.diKzinr.ss. -fpfioscs before tls������ eye's, flatulence and v.'indy #r>asras, acidity,   hesirtiiarn,    iiapa-re. blood,- . and ,  that dull,  li-eavy .-"feeling* -which  is   a   sur*   ijvdi������������t-j������*a; oi jif������if,  ��������� troubles.  Ask for Dr. CttsseU's/Insiant lielie) and tahs.������s subsiiiutt.  Pries 50 cents, from all Druggists and Storekeepers"-- '*  Or diirect from She sole aseirta t<ev C������na<J**, H������wW F, EiSc&ie aatl Co..  Lti... 10. M'Caut-atreet.Tojrcnl'O.   "War Tsa 2 ������at6 extra. > >-  D-*. Casself's Ih������t*nt'Relief is tfts *ompanlon  te Or. Casseli'a TaWets.  .Sole Prop-titters:  GasteU't Co., X.-iH., MenthetUr, ������nffjaivji.  *. Casse-M's  jrs  W.  N.  U.       1142  bin; who stood between the two, saw! sweet potatoes. Aud if yrou want a  that she had the best of it. She turn- i dessert buy sonic molasses. Rice,  ed her back upon Lady Moorhamp- j sweet potatoes anel molasses are the  ton,    and said    imperiously  lo loe  Wright:  "Let #ic go upstairs, please."  For a moment he hesitated, then he  let his arms fall to his sides, and Mabin would have taken advantage of  this fact to pass him and to make her  only food products'* we know of that  are not high. Eat rice,'it is healthful; and cat. rice, it is cheap,���������-Memphis Commercial-Appeal.  A woman has-to suffer so much it  is strange  that a Tew men  forget  to  esc..x.e, but for a look she saw on his  be decent to their mothers.  \  / If������f������lf''^ffi^  ?-  THE      GAZETTE  1ED7.EY  B.  B. C. Mines Do Big- Business  Large Increase in Tonnage of Coal  Mined in Province  An inctease of 26 per cent, in the  tonnage of coal mined in the pi ounce  of Biitirsh Columbia is shown by a  statement made by -the Alinistci of  Mines. The mines on Vancouver Island had an incicase in tonnage of  48 per cent, fn the Ciow's Nest Pass  field there was an increase of about  10 per cent. Slight increases are  shown in'the various^iniues iiv the  Nicola field.  .British Columbia mines have this  year paid' larger dividends than ever  before. The aggregate is $3,440AOO.  Besides this, it has been a record  year for active development of many  large properties whose owners have  laid out work at large expense, for  years to. come when prices of copper  and other metals will probably be*  lower than at present.'  Wasters Cai.se Shortage  Sp'lvirig:the'Food Problem by Cutting  -".'���������' , . Down Wastefulness  "' Those, who waste food arc largely  ���������responsible for the present acute  shortage, throughout the country.  They are-helping to raise food prices,  mot only for their own extravagant  ���������slass of wasters, but for ..prbvident  housekeepers as .well. Americans  used to scorn in save anything, tearing to be cam?*- in an act of economy, which was almost synonymous  ���������with -poverty itself or stinginess.  Happily, this false ideal is passing.  The millionaire * wrestles with the  ' -plumber's bill at least as assiduously  as"thc laborer tries to pare down ms  allowance for potatoes and smoking  tobacco. If every family* eliminated  flood waste,* by careful apportioning  wlicn cooking and by the utmost care  Sn utilizing left-overs, the food prob-  Scnr would be solved without a sign  ������f a boycott or inycstigation.���������i-di-  tiorial in Minneapolis Journal.  Worth It"  "When wc were    in    Egypt    Mrs.  Twobblc' stood speechless bet-ore t.ie  'Pyramids,"  remarked    Mr.   I wobble.  "Fancy that!    I clonT remember what  She   trip--cost  me.-but  ii- was" worth  She     moncv." ���������-  Birmingham     Agc-  - Herald.    '  ���������iiift  liHsrly and,(Juiclsly Cured v.-itu  EGYPTIAN  LINIMENT  - .-- _        For Sale by All Uealera  DOOCH.A* ft Co.. yropw   Napao*-**. Ob4. -  Rural Retort  War Tourists  Stance Expects to Profit By Tourist  Trade After the War-  Million-, of Americans will come to  Europe and will biing v-ith them millions of dollars with the intention of  leaving millions behind them, ll will  be like an overwhelming wave at  hist, followed by many other subsequent waves. Ceilainly, most Americans will not leave Europe without  visiting oilier parts of France, bid,  first of all, they will be anxious lo  visit those parts which will have been  visited by the war. That is why it is ,  lo your interest to leave /mule wit-!  ncsses of war lo stand. Tourists,  who return to their own countries j  will talk of what they have seen, but  stones and'earth must first talk le  them. Certain things must be kept  in the stale in which they were dining the war, such, for- instance, as  trenches on the Yser,"ou lhe Sonimc  and at Verdun, the quarries of Sois-  sons , . ." and there must also be  kept standing,' for a certain time at  least, two or more ^villages or towns  ruined by the-war, and especially a  few monuments, city halls and cathedrals.���������Editorial in La Petite Gir-  onde.  your nervous system is shattered; your strength is wasted  your digestion weakened; your blood impoverished.  is the rich tonic-food to nourish your nerve-centers  the wasted   tissue,  improve   your   blood-power,  sharpen your appetite and gradually re-establish  your strength.  Get SCOTT'S for yourself, or remind some ailing  friend that -SCOTT'S has proven these words for  thousands of ^others,        Look for. this Trade-Mark*  repair  "That horse of yours interferes."  " "VVal, he ain't inlerfcrin   witn you,  is he?"  KEEP L TTLE ONES  \  WE^L IN WINTER  , " Tell'my "friends, If they; want  Jo help-me, lo send'some Zani-Buk.  The bc-ya hero say It la very good,  and It is niirch In demand." This  Is an extract from a letter received  from Pte. J. R. Smith of. "The  Princess-Tats " iu France..  ���������There Is certainly nothing so  Eoodas-Zam-Buk foi* the accidents-  and ailments incidental to a  soldier's life. It is splendid for all  kinds of soroa, blisters, burns- and  cuts, -and it is equally good for  ���������frost, bltes_. chilblains, cold cracks  and chapped hands. Nothing ends  paia and heals so quickly, and being ��������� '��������� antiseptic, "an application of.  Zam-Buk to a- wound as soon as  sustained, will prevent all danger  of blood-poisoning.  If you want to send your soldier  /riend-something he is sure to appreciate���������put a,, bo*2 or two of  ZamrBuk In your: next parcel. ,  ; All  druggists,   or. Zam-Buk  Co.,  Toronto. -'60c. box, 3 for $1.25.  Winter is a dangerous season for  the little ones. The ��������� days are so  changeable���������one bright, the next cold  and stormy, thai the mother is afraid  to take the children out for the fresh  air and exercise-they need so much.  In consequence, tlicy are. often cooped up in overheated, badly" ventilated  rooms and are soon seized with colds  or grippe, " What is needed to' keep  the little ones well is Baby's Own  Tablets. .They will regulate the stomach and bowels and drive out colds  and by their use the baby will be  -able to get over the- winter season  in perfect safety. The Tablets arc  sold by medicine dealers or by mail  al 25 cents a box from The Dr', Williams'  Medicine'Co., Brockville, Ont.  Results, of Speculation  Gambling in Food Commodities Denounced by Montreal Board  of Trade  The council of the Montreal Board  of Trade, as a means to check the  advance in the cost of foodstuffs, has  suggested the stopping of option and  future sales on the Winnipeg grain  market by persons nol interested in  farming or the milling and grain  trades. Such persons, it is declared,  have no legitimate business interest  in the buying or selling of grain, being merely actuated by the de3iio--to  profit by t-he increase of price brought'  about by war conditions. There is  little doubt that speculation on this  continent, being* so generally in anticipation of advancing prices, does  operate to increase market values. If  it could, be stopped the consumci  would gain. It may not be. practicable, however, lo secure the end in  view by cither executive or legislative  action. Speculation in the Minneapolis or Chicago markets, or even in  those Of Great Britain, raising prices  elsewhere would raise them hcr<-  also.���������-Montreal: Gazette. .  These Pills Cure Rheurnatism.���������To  the many who. suffer from rheumatism a trial of Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills is recommended. They have  pronounced action upon the liver and  kidneys and by regulating the action  of these organs acl as an alternative  in preventing the admixture of uric,  acid and blood that causes this painful disorder. They must be- taken according to directions and used steadily, and they will speedily give evidence of their beneficial effects.  Willis: Where is Land's  End?  Gillis: It is where that lot which I  bought from the real estate company  begins.  Scott & Bo-ime. Toronto, Ont,  .*-������-������  Farmers Buy Autos  ll is said that sixty per cent, of the  automobiles    made    in    the    United  I States last year were sold to farmers.  Lkoughly a million cars, costing eight  hundred million dollars, were purchased by Canadian and Arnei" .an farmers in the automobile year ending  the 31st of July, 1916. Manufacturers  estimate that about the same percentage of cars made this year will go  to'* the farms, and as the number oi  cars made is expected to show an increase of about 25 per cent, over the  output of 1916, the money spent xm  this continenl by farmers for motor  cars in'the automobile year of 1916-  17 will come very close to a billion  dollars.���������Chariottetown  Guardian.  \  Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc.  .Lilllc Ernest: I know that lady-  over there, mamma. She often speaks  to me.  Mother: Yes. darling", and what  does  she say to you?  Little      Ernest:''   She���������she      says:  "Don't you dare to  throw stones at  my dog again, you little wretch!"  Billy was sending out- invitations to  his birthday party. "I don't tliink I  would mention the birthday;" advistd  his mother. "It looks so much . like  asking for a present."  To this Billy demurred violently,  but was finally persuaded to yield  the point. For a long time he thought  deeply. Then, solving the problem,  he  asked:  "Well, mother, wc won't say anything about .the birthday, but don't  you think we might put the picture  of a cake with candles at the top of  the paper?"  War the Mixer  The -Value of Different Units of the .  Empire Becoming Better     "%  Acquainted '  Captain Stuart M. Holmdeu, Can*  adian infantry, who is now al CardifiV  having been wounded o,n the Sommc,  speaks highly of Canadian Welshmen  at the front. "Half our company,"  he said to an interviewer, "were  Welshmen, and some of them have  done well. The men were quickly  sent to the,front, and, without exception; they have turned out magnificently. - The trouble with us is tuafc  we do not very quickly get to know  the regiments around us, but - when  wc do we try to mix freely with them,  arid it is an education to all of us. It  would be a good thing���������a valuablt  thing���������to allow all to mix together.  This war is going to be the big'  gest thing for the Empire, and it  would be,of immense value for all to  know one another, in "view of what  will happen when it is all over." Capt,  Holmdcn is, a journalist by profession, and has served on the Montreal  Star and the Edmonton Journal, His  father was on the- former paper .for  twenty-five years. He is a nephew  of Mr. David Christie Murray-, and  son of Mr. H. Reid Holmdcn, of the  Canadian Archives, Ottawa.���������Montreal Herald,  I Tht Oreat English r.emrdv.  Tonoa and invi-joratEa tha whols  j nervous- ayatem, rifakea nc-rr Blood  ������������������"���������wr������������������: -'in old Veins; Curea ' JVervova  ������>fbilUy,Mcnti~ti atul Brain Worry. Zierpon*  &:nev, t.naa of Knerov, i'aJpitrttion of tht  Heart, Fnillrifl Jtltmory. Price'Sl per boi. at*  "JctIS. Orio Trill plenoe, oil will cure. Sold V>y ������11  drugBUita or incited in plsun pkg. on receipt ol  -arico. Tfi-mpemphtrt. mailed free. THE WOOD  WlECitC!NeCO.,tOR3aTO,0(4T.  (f.tMcrlf Wiad;ti.>  Then  She Relented  "Henry, can you look mc in the  and .tell'me a falsehood?'"'  '..  "I'm. afraid I can, my dear."  "Oh, y'ou brute!"  "Could I. ever have persuaded a  .man like you to marry mc if I-ha  exaggerated my good qualities  Birmingham Age-Herald.  eye  wc-  dn'-l  ���������?������������������'   ���������ME NBW FRENCH REMEDV. N<VNs*t ti&  TH-������RAPiON. SStt-sa  ajreatsucicEs. ct'Krj, chromic weakness, lost vicos  * VIM KIDNEY BLAt'DK''.. DISEASKS ULOOD POISOH.  IflUES EITHER HO DrcufifilSTS or.MAIL 51 I'OST 4 CTS  ffOUGCIUCO  31   BEKKMAH ST .'* LW V;*!lKor [.YUAN BROi  Toho.'.to    write for FREC r.ooK to Dr  Le Clem  SiED CO MAVERSrOCt-Hp. I'!.VMFST1*A0 LONDON EMO.  *R-. NEWOi!AGC[-(TASTEM.:55)lor..MOi*   cASV   TO  TAB*  TH-������RAPJON aa������Doa������.  USE THAI TRADE MARKS!) WORD THKRAP10N 13 <">���������  IXII. GOVT ST Ay I- AFFIXED TO ALL GE.NUl.'dS TACKBTSi  Minard's Liniment  Cures  Distemper.  "Rein' contented wif yob-lot," said  Uncle Ebcn, "am' no excuse foil not  hiistl'uv lo git de mortgage oll'n it."���������  Washington  Star.  Worms iu children, if they.bc not  attended  to,  cause  convulsions,    and  ! often death. Mother Graves! Worm  exterminator will protect the children  , from   these   distressing  afflictions.  i He: Before we were married you  used to say there wasn't another man  like lur- in" the world.  I She: Yes, and now I'd hate to think  that there was.  fonsiita's  Pionesr  ,Dog -Ksmtdies.  BOOK  OJf  SDOG DISEASES  1   And How to Feed  ���������Millied' free io  any address  by  tlie Author    ,  H. CLAY GLOVER CO., Inc.  118 West 31 si Street, New York  COURSE AT HOME  Taught In simplest English during  npirelime:. Diploma ffrant ed.  Cost within reach ol all. Satisfac*  tlon sruaraatcet! H&vc been teach*  ing by correspondence twenty  yeara. Graduates assisted In many  ways. ETery person Interested !���������  stock should take It. Write for  catalogue ud hiU (C D Bf ���������?  particular ��������� ��������� JT B������ fc "ft  LonrlenV*t.C������rrasp������nalanM  School  Bag*. 5*������   Ltwktfi, Omum. OMb  err  W.       N.       U.    , 1143  A Power of Its Own.���������Dr. Thom-  ���������as' "Eclcclric  Oil  has a  subtle power  'of its ovviv that other.oils cannot pretend to, though  there, arc many pretenders.    All who have used it. know  this and keep it by them as the most  i valuable liniment:  available.    Its uses  are innumerable  and for many- years  it has been prized as the leading liniment for man and boast.        ,. /���������  Doukhobors  Contribute  to Troops  The    women     of * Peter Veregiu's  Doughobor ��������� settlement     at  Brilliant,  '"B.C.'I near Nelson, have  donated .24,.-  000 pounds of jam "for use in Canada  for the. suffering ones caused by this  war."    The gift will make a carload  ; and is valued at $5,000.    The jam  is  I made from fruit grown in their own  gardens and is noted throughout the  country for its excellent quality.     It  has been declared to be the finest jam  in the world.  I 1ST Boelicster, N.T., there has.been-f orm-  &d an association the object of wMcli  is to promote the -'LiTa a Little,  Longer" idea. It aims to encourage men,  -and women- to give attention to their  health, and hy preventive methods to  avoid serious disease--and add yean? oi  happiness to their lives...-  ��������� This idea is suited to people of all ages,  but seems particularly applicable to persons of advancing years ."who feel their  ���������vitality, on the -wane. Itis truly "wonderful what is accomplished by Dr. Chase ?s  Nerve Food under these erxciimstances*  - By forming new, rich blood, and nourishing the starved, wasted nerve cells, it  instils new life and vigor into the vital  organs and enables them to perform theie  natural functions-  This means new strength and comfort,  freedomrfrom pain and disease, and longer  life. This letter gives you some idea what  old people may expect, from the use of  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food    M-T8.   Sophia  Baker,  Tancook   Ifllh.ud, Lunenburg  Co., N.S.. -writes :���������"I have been reading about people  who tiavo Doen cured by Dr. Chase's medinea, aud as I have obtained great beneQfc  from tho uso ol Dr. Chase's Nerve Food I want to tell you my experience. I tun an  old woman of 80 ycara. My sleep was very poor, I could not cat anything, and my  r.arvcs were in a bad state, Hearing about tho Nerve Food, I decided to us������ it, and  -_iust say that tho live boxes I took helped me wonderfully. I never expect to b(5������--  Uko.I was at 60, but thia treatment has helped me to sleep well. Improved tho appe-  '.ito and built up th������ nerves. Anyone ���������wlio wishes can writf* to me for full ptvr-  Iculars. "'   ' .  50 cents a box, 6 for $2.50, all de-alors, or Edmanson, Ba.t������������ * Co,, lahuitedL Toronto,  Do not he talked into accepting a substitnto.   Itnitatioiis disappoint.  ���������' Kb  \ ,     , ��������� -' ' s,        -   < "  '��������� ' r.      ;"*-"-   -*-**���������    --   -*j; .-������'*;  ." ���������\^;i'    V-V. - '-'"', "���������".���������--' T-Jr"'" j;i"'l;j'"i ;|  THE     GAZETTE,      ITEDLEY,      B.      C.  Goieman&Go.  ������ ������  "The Big Store"  General  Merchants  !^^<^  m>  ������  WAR  LOAN  -.���������...... II |  !������������������ .      ,| I *-*���������*----.  DOMINION  OF  CANADA, ,  Issue of $150,000,000 5% Bonds Maturing 1st March, 1937  KEREMEOS, B. C.  JS  Iffi  is  fif  Payable.at par at Ottawa, Halifax, St John, Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto,  Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Victoria, and at the Agency of  the Bank of Montreal, New York City.  INTEREST PAYABLE HALF-YEARLY, 1st MARCH, 1st SEPTEMBER.  PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYABLE IN GOLD.  -x.  ISSUE PRICE 96.  A FULL HALF-YEAR'S INTEREST WILL BE PAID ON 1st SEPTEMBER, 1917.  THE PROCEEDS OF THE-LOAN WILL.BE USED FOR WAR PURPOSES ONLY.  CAN YOU FACE EASTER  with the knowledge that however perfect yoiu- appearance in other respects,  the effect is marred by  DEFECTS IN YOUR TEETH ?  Why not let us attend to them a't  once? ' The longer you put it off the  -^worse they will look. We can remedy  nny defect quickly and painlessly. If  the expense troubles you, our moderate charges will relieve you of that  anxiety.  DR, T. F. ROBINSON  - Dentist.  Office with Dr. Lewis, Oroville, Wash.  Tlie Nickel Hate  5arD6r_SiiOD  SATISFACTORY, SANITARY  T0NS0RIAL SERVIG&  Th"s shop it equipped with  3 Eath-   and   a!'   the   j-iier: j  I F.iccir:-;:-.'*   AprH.-r-c*-*--.. '  j W.T.BUTLER,  -  Prop, j  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year $2.00  "   (United States)  2.50  Advertising Rates  .Measurement. 12 linos to tho inch.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  Inch, $1.25 for one insertion, 25 cents for  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  IB cents per line for first insertion and 8  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance."  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  $I.2.>; over 1 inch and up to 4 inches, $1.00  per inch per month. To constant ailvei ttserrf  talcing linger Apnea than four inches, on  iinplli-.ation, rates will be {riven of redurcd  charge*, tinned on sis>a of spare mid length  of tinio.  Certificate of Improvement-*...' ������10.00  (Where moro than ono claim appears  in notice, $2.50 for each additional  claim.)  Jas. XV. Okieb. Publit-hei.  Hudley, B. C. March 15. 1917.  '��������� He who does me once, shame on him;  He who does me-twice, shame on me."  m  &  The Minister of Finance offers herewith, on behalf  of the Government, the above-named Bonds for Subscription at 96, payable as follows:���������  10 per cent on application;  30      " 10th April, 1917;  30      "     .    loth May, 1917;  20      ������ 15th-.Tune, 1917,.  The total allotment of bonds of this issue will be limited  to one hundred and fifty million dollars, exclusive of  the amount (if any) paid for by tho surrender of bonds  us the equivalent of cash under the terms of the War  Loan prospectus of 22nd November, 1915.  The instalments may be paid in-full on lhe Kith <h-y of  April, 1917, or on any instalment due date thereafter, under  discount at the rate of four per cent per annum. All  payments are to be made to a chartered bank for the"  credit of the Minister of Finance. Failure to pay any  instalment when due will render previous payments liable  to forfeiture and the~allotment to cancellation. -  Subscriptions, accompanied by ~a deposit of ten per  cent of tlie amount subscribed,- must'be forwarded through  the medium of a chartered bank. Any branch in Canada  of any chartered bank will receive subscriptions and issue  provisional receipts..  This loan is authorized under Act of the Parliament  of Canada, and both -principal and interest will be a  charge upon the Consolidated Revenue Fund.  Forms of application may bo obtained from any branch  in Canada of any chartered bank.and at the office.of any.  Assistant Receiver "General in Canada.  Subscriptions must be for even hundreds of dollars.  In case of partial allotments the surplus deposit will be  applied towards payment of the amount due _on the  April instalment.  Scrip certificates, non-negotiable -or payable to bearer  in accordance with the choice of the applicant for  registered or bearer bonds, will be issued, after allotment,  in exchange for the provisional receipts.  When the- zc:qi cr**:tifi^at-:*--- haw been paid in full and  payment endorsed thereon by the bank receiving the  money, they may be exchanged for bonds, when prepared,  with coupons attached, payable to bearer or registered  as to principal, or for fully registered bonds, when  prepared, without coupons, in accordance with the  application.  Delivery of scrip certificates "and" of bonds will be made  through the chartered banks.. '  The   issue  will   be  exempt'from   taxes���������includin^'any *  income tax���������imposed in pursuance of legislation enacted  by the Parliament of Canada. -, ~  The bonds with coupons will lie-issued in denominations  ���������  of  ������100,  $500, .<?1,000.    Fully  registered  bonds^without  coupons will be issued in denominationsof SI,000, $5,000'  or any au1 homed multiple of $5,000.  The bonds will be paid at maturity at par at the office  .  of the   Minislcf of  Finance   and   Receiver  General/ at  Ottawa, or at the office of tho- Assistant Receiver General  at Halifax, B(. John, Charlottetown,  Montreal,   Toronto.   .���������  Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary or Victoria, or at the Agency  of the Bank of Montreal, New York City.  The interest on the fully registered bonds will be paid -  by cheque, which will be remitted by post; Interest  on bonds with coupons wilLbe paid otfsurrender of coupons.'.  Both cheques and coupons, at the option of the holder, ���������;  will be payable free of exchange at any branch in Canada . i  of any chartered bank, or at the Agency of the Bank ;  of Montreal, New York City.  Subject to the payment of twenty-five .cents for each- :  new bond issued, holders of fully registered bonds without j  coupons will have the right to convert into bonds of (the  denomination of $1,000 with coupons, and holders of bonds j  with coupons will have the right to convert-iiit-o fully ��������� j  registered bonds of authorized denominations without--' j  coupons"at any time on application to the Minister of j  Finance. , '.,*.-'.. -^.-.       j  The books of the loan will be kept at the Department ' >  of Finance, Ottawa. .  * j  Application will be made in due course for the listing   *���������  of the issue on the Montreal and Toronto Stock Exchanges.    C  Recognized bond and stock brokers having offices and . jj  carrying on business in Canada will be allowed a eommis- , j*  sion of three-eighths of one per cent on allotments made *  in respect of applications bearing their stamp, provided, *j  however, that no commission will be allowed in. respect -*  of the amount of any allotment paid for by the surrender {j  of bonds issued under the War Loan prospectus of 22nd |  November,  1915,  or in- respect of  the  amount  of any. r  allotment paid for by surrender of five -per cent debenture -jj  stock maturing 1st October, 1919.    No commission  will *  be allowed  in respect of   applications  on  forms  which K  have not been printed by the King's Printer. ^  SUBSCRIPTION LISTS WILL CLOSE ON OR BEFORE THE 23rd OF MARCH, 1917.  Department op Fin-axce, Ottawa, March 12th,'1917. _ * ~~  ������������m&B@ss&B8&^^  {   KEREMEOS ITEMS,   |  Don't forget the concert^in  ' the town hall Saturday night.  Mr. and Mrs. Allen of Loomis,  Wash., were week-end visitors  in town.  Dr. Elliot and Mr. A. MeGib-  bon of Hedley were in town  last'Thursday,  ineo.s Center left on Wednes  day's train for Seattle.  Mr. Tidy arrived from the  coast last weok with machinery  and horses and has his men at  work clearing land. His family  will arrive later.  Mr. O. H. Carle was a passenger to Orovil/o last "Wednesday, returning on Friday.  Born���������At the Oroville hospital on March 8th, to Mr. and  Mrs. Harold Quant, a son.  Died���������At Keremeos Saturday morning. March lOlh, Mr.  C. "A.. Matticd, aged 47 yoars.  Miss Ring of Cawston spont  last Thursday visiting with the  Misses Gibson, Riverside Lodge.  Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain of  Similkameen were guests of Mr.  and Mrs. Carle on Friday last.  Mr. and Mrs. G. 13. Clarke  visited with Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain of Similkameen on Sunday.  Quite a number of out-of-  town guests attended the masquerade ball here on Friday  night.  . Mr. R. H. Carmichael returned  from the coast on Friday's train,  where he had been for some  months.  The people of Keremeos were  Mr. Harry Tvveddle of Kero-4-very sorry to learn  on Tuesday  afternoon of the death of Mr  Win, Hauning, an old-time resident of Keremeos, who passed  away at the Hedley hospital.  Last Thursday .night, after  the regular meeting of the  scouts,   they  celebrated   what  they called a ''bun feed." Each  scout furnished some kinds of  eats, along with ice cream and  hot cocoa. All report a good  time.  Last Wednesday wa.s Tag  day in Keremeos to raise money  to buy cocoa for -our soldiers.  Misses Lillian Gib-son and Mar-  jorio Hardy collected down the  valloy ami Miss Kay Gibson in  town, the amount collected being $30.  Be sure and attend the Community concert���������in the town  hall on good old St. Patrick's  day. A good program" is being  arranged for. The special item  on the program will be the two-  act play entitled "Our Awful  Aunt." Proceeds for patriotic  purposes.  The masquerade ball held in  the town hall onlTuesday evening was well attended. Some  very good costumes were worn.  The prizes were awarded t;o  Miss Annie Manery for the best  sustained character, as "Topsy";  Mrs. Hans Richter as "Snake  Charmer," for the best dressed;  Mr. Albert Mattice as an "English Gentleman," for best sustained character; and Mr, Arthur Smitheram for tho best  comic, as an'"01d Indian Woman." Good music, was .furnished and a good time enjoyed by all.  The community-was shocked  on  Saturday  morning to hear  of the death  of Mr. Cory Mattice, who died during the night  at Mrs. Keeler's.   He attended  the dance  on   Friday evening,  leaving  about   11    o'clock   and  asked Mr.  Keeler  if he   might  have  a   room   as  lie  was   not.  feeling    very     well,     retiring  shortly after.    Mrs. Keeler going   to   bed    about   12   o'clock  asked  him  how he was and he  told her he was feeling better.  The next morning his brothers  came "into town  and   inquiied  for him.   Mrs. Keeler told them  he was still sleeping^   The boys  on going   up to his room found  him   a ..corpse.    He   had   been  dead   for   several   hours.    The  sympathy  of   the whole   community  goes  out to   his   aged  parents. The funeral was held  from his father's residence on  Monday afternoon and was  largely attended.  Card of Thanks.  We wish 1 o express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our  friends and neighbors for their  extreme kindness and expressions of sympathy shown us  during our recent bereavement.  John Mattice and Family.  A. F. & A. M.        -'  REGULAK monthly meetlngs-of  Hedley Lodge No. ������, A.T. & A. M..  aro lield on tho second Friday-ln  dach -month in Fraternity hall.Hodlley. Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attend.  (J. H. SPROULK.  W. M  S.E.HAMILTON       v  Secretary..  .DEAL  PAINTING  PflPER-nflNGING  KflLSOMINING  TERMS MODERATE  DALY AVE.   -   -   t1EDLEy,B.G.  L.O. L.  Tho Regular   meetings of  Hedley Lodge 17U arc ncld'on  tho first and third Monday in  every month in the Orange Hall  Ladies moet 2nd and * Tuerdaya  Visiting brothern are cordially invited.  W. LONSDALE, W. M.  H. V. JONES, b'eo'fc.  Nickel Plate Camp  No. 15662  Modern Woodmen  of America  MeetB iu Fratei'uily Hull thu Third  Thursday in each month at 8^p. m.  i A. Clahe, V, O.      J. Smith, Clerk. .  ra  {'1  <*J  .i  HI  Ji  ���������I  i  i  . j *��������� -

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