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 Ig-a^-Kftffi^ .   ������������������ ���������I'm IIIIWI-IIIIIIIIJIBIIIIIJIMMMIHI IIIIIIIIMJ        | ^  Iibr������ry Leg Assembly  Volume XIII.     Number 17.  HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY, MAY 17,  1917.  $2.00,'' In Advance  *������  $?  Jf\S. 6LARKE  J U/atchmaker. -���������  GIOGks and Watches for Sale.  .Travelby Auto...  Call up Phone No. 12  VIA good' stock of Horses and Higs on  Hand.   If Orders for Teaming  r    promptly attended to.  WOOD   FOR   S A L E1  <PflLfl6&  Wvery, Feed & Sale Stables  Phone 12.  HBDLEY   B.C.  D. J. INNIS  <   Proprietor  N. TH041PS   N PHONE SRVMOUR Mil  MOR. WKSTKRN CANADA  Camniell Laird & Co. Ltd.  ' ' f - Steel Manufacturers  " -������������������- Sheffield, Eng.  .Offices and Wftrohouse, 847-63 Beatty Street  *  .*���������  > .Vancouver, B. C.  R. F������, BROWN  '   --' - British -Columbia Land Surveyor  Tsu No" 27 P. O. DltAWKR 100  PENTICTON,  B. C.  >   P. W. GREGORY  CIVIL.  ENGINEER and BRITISH  " COLUMBIA LAND SURVEYOR  Star Budding       -     . Princeton  WALTER CLAYTON C.   E.   HASKINR  GLflyTON & flflSKlNS  . .WONKY TO LOAN     -"  "   PENTICTON,        -        B. C.  DR. J. L. MASTERS  DENTIST.  OFFICE IN COVERT BLOCK.  Oroville,  Wash,  -iita'irtt-Mii^MMaitt'Mic^cM'ttU^^ii^'Aicv  X  %  Grand Union |  Hotel  HEDLEY,   British Columbia  Rates���������$1.50 a Day and Up ;  First-Class Accommodation.  Bar Stocked with Best Brands  of Liquor and Cigars  A.   WINKLER,     Proprietor.  WKiVWKWKKKKKWWtKHVMXXKK  KEREMEOS ITEMS.  Miss Eva Gibson ."visited last  week with friends in Penticton.  - Mi*. J. J. Armstrong motored,  to Princeton on Sunday, returning Monday. ���������  Mr. Chamberlain, customs inspector at Similk'imeen,Ava9 in  town on Wednesday,  Mrs. A. F. Kirby_left on Monr  day's train for a-shortf A'isit in  Seattle and Vancouver.  Mrs. Carmichael arid.daughters spent the Aveekend A'isiting  Avith Mrs. Frith at Princeton.  Mr. W. H. Armstrong left on  Sunday by motor to Princeton,  going on to the coast on Monday.   -   __    ' :       *  Mr. D. M. 0. Kerr ;lefb on  Wednesday'for Victoria, where  he will join the Medical corps  for overseas.  ,. M"r. and-Mrs. Johnson of Penticton and Mrs. .Dighan of  Princeton- Avere* in toAvn for a  feAV hours last Thursday.  Mr; French of Hedley was in  tOAvn-f on . Monday advertising  the big. sale that is oil at the  Hedley Trading 'Company's big  store.  . Mr. B. Burkes of Victoria,  Turner, Beaton & Co., \vas in  toAvn over the weekend on business and Avas a guest at the  Hotel Kereineos.  Mr. Minor left on Monday's  train for his home in New  Westminster. He has been in  the valley for some time in the  interests of the new company.  Coleman & Co's carload of  flour arrived on Wednesday. If  it keeps going up in price his  -many-cust-pmers..AvilLsopn have  'to " be . satisfied with  bread once���������a week.  Mr. .Crooker of Similkameen  Avas in town on Friday of last  Aveek. and stated that he just  had word from his sister at  Armstrong, B. C, that another  of her sons had giA*en up his  life for his country in the battle of Vimy Ridge.- This is the  second son that Mrs. Hunter  has lost in the past six months.  FolloAving is a statement of  receipts and expenditures of the  Keremeos Boy Scouts' concert,  the publication of which Avas  overlooked in last issue:  Receipts $75 00  The Merrill Cup.  In the golf competition for the I. L. Merrill Cup P. Murray captured" the tin av are. Wagner defaulted to Miss Jackson, Avho vvsis. defeated by Rolls. This left'the finals between P. Murray, scratch, and L. C. Rolls, 6. After a closely  contested game, Murray Avon, tA\*o up. Following is the  complete score:  Mrs7 - Rotherham (10) \ ��������� - . ���������*      ,g, "i  Ul 111 ray..   Mm-rnv  (S)  (0)  ��������� Rotherham (10)\ ��������� -������������������,���������  0. A. Brown > (0)/B*vo.wn  W. J  G'orni-ick   ' (6)\ .f    , ,  P.'Murray  (Scniteh))41""--*  H.D. Barries -'"--(CHt.  James Clarke     (l0)J"Baine8  S. E. Hamilton   (C)Vt, .,  L. C. Rolls        ��������� (6))Rolls  Miss Jackson     (12)1 .r      T    1 m  G. II. Sproule     (0))M,bS J������ck*3'>������> 12  B. W. Knowles (10)\������,������������������������������������. tn,  J. IL Wagner. - (6)/ Wagner (6)  3)1  iRolls.  (C)J  -Jackson  ���������  Rolls.  Mur  ���������j ay  The house^ ^was beautifully  decorated Avith fruit, blossoms  anp foliage;*��������� ".The amount of  $12 was taken in. The afternoon Avas enjoyed by all and  the meeting-closed by singing  the " National Anthem."  .  * r  having  Coleman & Co, supplies  7 00  Hedley Gazette  2 00  Hiblien Co  1 00  Canadian Patriotic Fund  32 50  Belgian Relief Fund............ 32 50  if*  HEDLEY MEAT  MARKET  BIB  I  All kinds of fresh and  cured meats always on  hand. Fresh Fish on  sale   every   Thursday.  R. J- EDMOND, Prop.  30?  ���������; t  GREAT NORTHERN  HOTEL  HEDLEY B.C.  Bar and Table the Best.   Rates Moderate '<*���������������  First Class Accommodation  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor.  $75 00  Rev. F. Stanton preached his  farewell sermon on Sunday  night to a fairly large congregti-  tion. Mr. Stanton will be very  much missed by the people of  the whole valley, especially by  the younger boys in Avhom he  has taken such an interest; as  will also Mrs. Stanton, as she  Avas always Avilling and ready  to help where heeded. They  left on Wednesday, going by  Avay of Penticton, as Mrs. Stanton will make a short visit in  Kelowna and then go <m to  Victoria for some time, afterwards going to Montreal.  Tho monthly meoting of the  Similkanieen Women's Institute Avas held at the home of  Mrs. J. W. Armstrong on Thursday afternoon Avith thirty-five  members present and also many  visitors, as it was u patriotic  tea. A very interesting pro  gram Avas rendered:  Solo by Miss Flo Daly " Your  King and Country Needs You,"  and encore, "Aro We 'Downhearted? No!"  Reading by Mrs. Percy Quant,  -- Lady Claire."  Dobate, "Resolved that rearing a child in the country is  preferable to rearing a child in  the city." It "was decided in  favor of tho negative.  Solo by Mrs. Tom Daly, " Its  A Long, Long Trail." Encore,  ".Poor Butterfly."  Hedley Gold Mining Co.  The annual report of I. L.  Merrill, of Los Angeles, president of the Hedley Gold Mining  company, is as follows:  During the.past year everything at .the mine and mill has  gone along fairly avoII. I think  AAre have opened about as much  neAv ore as has been extracted,  but am disappointed in the  grade of this - neAV ore. , The  average grade of our reserve is  now about $9 per ton. We plan  -to do considerable development  this year at the mine, and hope  to open more Higher, grade ore.  The mill construction is completed. The continuation of  the Avar has kept our operating  costs very high," and Ave Avill be  forced to" mine a. little higher,,  grado of ore,than the mine  average untiF-������upplies; etc., get  back to about normal again.   ,  ���������superintendent's repokt.  Gomer P. Jones, general superintendent, reports: For the  year ending December 31, 1916,  your mill at Hedley, B. C, lias  treated 73,491 tons of ore, all  mined from the Nickel Plate  property, but very littlo do-  \*elopment Avork other than the  opening up of ore bodies witliin  already estimated boundaries  has been done. This work Avas  necesary so that a moreanii'orm  grade of ore could be maintained, la doing this it was  proven that in some sections  our estimate of reserve in 1915  report was beloAv the actual  tonnage available, Avhile in  other sections it was greater,  consequently our estimate of  tonnage in this report hasbeeh  revised. '"���������*-  .  The main reason for the small  amount of development shown  was the excessive cost of material and labor due to Avar conditions, and should these con  ditions continue during 1917,  the intention is to open up sections of the property Avhere pay  ore is knoAvn to exist, and by  this means Ave hope to prove up  the Sunnyside Nos. 1, 2 and ������  and the country adjacent to the  Nickel Plate Avithout interfering Avith the surplus, as these  properties will produce enough  ore to pay the development expense, Avhile there is promise  of other ore bodies being discovered.  The development for the year  has proven payable ore to exist  to the extreme limit of the  workings, drifts and drill holes,  and Ave see no indications of  discontinuance of the main ore  chutes.  The estimated tonnage of reserve ore is as follows: 311,400  tons of $9.41 ore; .87,650 tons of  $6 ore. Of this 100,000 tons will  mine better than $10.  Development for tho year:  Drifting...  355ft.  Sinking     60 ft.  Raising.....     90 ft.  Crosscutting  535 ft.  Diamond drilling.3605 ft.  Tho mill has changed over., so  that cyanide  precedes  concentration.   This   has  been   made  necessary,   as   the  freight  and  treatment cost per ton of ore  milledrAvas unusually high, duo  to the -increased quantity of  concentrate, high freight'rate  and loss on gold. By the new  system the greater part of the  gold will be paid for at $20.67���������  a gain-of $1.17 per ounce over  the |former arrangement. The  concentrate shipped will be of  less value, consequently Will  take a lo\Arer freight rate.  The mill, as arranged is most  modern, and Avill permit of a  surplus being made Avith a  lower grade ore than formerly,  and a greater surplus with pre  of the same grade as now; Avith  normal conditions prevailing  the advantage should be very  noticeable.  " The mill equipment and both  hydro-electric - plants, steam  auxiliary, trarnwciys and all  other machinery and plant  are in good Avorking order and  should need but little repair for  some time to come.  treasurer's report.  Not. profits for the year 1916,.  $248,617.58; -dividends' 'for vcar,  $2-10,000,- or SOjDercenton issued  capital. ^ndtVi3e\r''|)i"ofits after all dividends Avere 443.687.9S.  The sum of $47,-475.34 was expended in making changes in  the mill, and it Avill take about  $13,000 additional to complete  the changes. There were 73,191  tons of ore treated during 1916,  of an average value of $10.65 a  ton, giving a recovery at the  mill of $711,997.41, at tin expenditure of $463,379.83, and net  profits of $248,479.83.  TOWN Mb DISTRICT  L. S. and Mrs. Morrison returned from the coast Monday  last.  J.   J.   Maloue   of  a  visitor in town  Ex-Mayor  Nelson Avas  this Aveek.  A. McGibbon left yesterday  for Nelson to attend the.mining  convention.  Dr. T. F. Robinson, dentist,  will.be in Hedley from the evening of May 21st- to the morning  of May .31 st,  Noav that, the golf tournament is over the weather may  become|less jumpy, and the lurid  flashes from the links less frequent.  The Similkameen river rose  rapidly for a feAV days last  Aveek, but the cool nights have  had a depressing effect on its  efforts to make a record.  Mrs. R. S. Collin, who had  been unwell for the past six  months, passed away yesterday  morning. Mr. Collin has the  sympathy of many friends in  Hedley in his bereavement.  Thos Roderick of Phoenix is  in tOAvn this week. He intended  doing work on his properties  near the Nickel Plate, but the  siioav is late in leaving the hills  this season, so the work Avill be  done later on.  It is rumored that there will  shortly be a number of changes  at tho Nickel Plato mine. W.  Sampson, foreman, has resigned  and aftor a trip east Avill settle  in California. G. Prideaux, machinist, and the storekeeper are  also leaving.  Nor_maii;Tucker of the Nickel  Platb'.-has' been in the hospital  foi^ths'past Aveek.  Mrs. T. II. Rotherham Avill receive Friday, May 18th and not  again until fall.  Mrs. Daly of Keremeos Avas a  visitor -in toAvn this Aveek the  guest of Mrs. B. W. Knowles.  The big cash sale at the Hedley Trading company's store is  draAving the  crowds this week.  V. Zacherson left yesterday  for Wenatchee to take medical  examination before joining the  U. S. marines.  _ Athol SteAvart of Greenwood,  district road engineer, Avas in  town Friday last and went on  to Princeton and Tulam'een.-  Died���������-In Hedley, Wednesday,  May 16th, Annie F. P. Collin,  Avife of R. S. Collin. Funeral  will leve the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends will  kindly accept this intinmtion.  W. H. Atherton of Ashnola,  who Avas iuA*alided home from  the fiont last fall, is iioav in the  military hospital at-Balfour on  Kootenay lake, being treated  for tuberculosis, the-result of  gassing.  Monday last the Board of  Trade" forwarded to- Nelson  samples of ore from a number  of properties in this district.  The ores are gold, copper, silver  and lead and are representatiA'e  of the district  Mrs. W. A. McLean Avent to  the coast Friday to undergo an  operation in a Vancouver hospital. --Monday Mr. McLean received a Avire calling him to  Vancouver, as the surgeon  Avould not operate before .con  suiting Avith him.  Rod and Gun for April is on  4he���������nejYajstAi^J-a uelats-tsible of  contents reveals"much -of interest to the devotee of rod and  gun. Bonnycastle'Dalo writes  in this issue of "Laddie the Boy  Trapper;" -A. If. Haines contributes a story, "The Big Buck  of Bald Knolls," descriptive of a  deer hunt under unusual circumstances in B. C; and there  arc'other tales of hunting, fishing and canoeing, equally interesting to the lover of out of  doors.  Registered at the hotels: Gus  Clerf, .John Larson, John Long,  Princeton; J. .lack; B. W. Hamilton, B. McDonald, Kelowna;  Thos. Roderick, Phoenix; R. R.  Johnson, 'Spokane; T. Tona-  basket. Keremeos; W. A. Moody,  A. M. Abbey, G. Gruqb, G.| W.  Hicks, Vancouver; Avel Olund,  R. Anderson, T.jBurd, N. Tucker,  Ed. Malen, A. Snider, Nickel  Plate; Jack Sepielich, Nels  Johnson, A. Johnson, John To-  kuleck Phoenix; D. Jennins,  Penticton; J. J. Maloue, Nelson;  M. Richardson, Claremontv  For   a   feAV   days   last  week   ���������  Twenty-mile  creek   tried   to be  turbulent" and   a   big  noise, but  a cool night  put the  noise out  of business.    The   efforts  of 20-  mile to create a disturbance are  much like those c;>f   Benny Hall  to  shatter  the  atmosphere   of  Rossland  during   the   boom   in  that toAvn. Benny sold a fraction  for,  it  was  said, $237, and proceeded   to  celebrate.     He   got  outside  of a  few  shots,   some  ham and a dozen   over.    Then  he   met   the  late   Jack Kirkup  and Avanted to knoAv Iioav much  it cost to yoi I in the toAvn. limits.  Jack   told  him   to   produce   a  sample   yell.     Benny  let loose  a squeak, and  then,  anxiously,  "Hoav    much?"    Jack    looked  down into the anxious face and     r  replied, *��������� Turn   it loose till over  the   toAvn.   I   Avon't   oven   set  a mouse trap."  Attention of the land clearing  theorists of British Columbia is  invited to the success of the system in operation in Flanders  for the past two and a half  years.���������Shell Hole AdA*ance.  Tho Granby mines at Phoduix  and smelter at Gi and Forks are  closed OAving to  coke shortage.  .- 1 THE     GAZETTE.     HEDLEY,     ������.     C,~  FOR-  PINK EYE  DISTEMPER  CATARRHAL  FEVER  AND ALL  NOSE AND  THROAT   DISEASES  Ones the -sick and acts as a preventive foi  others.    Liquid given  on   the  tongue.    Safe  for brood msics and all otheri.     Uest kidney  icmcdy.    Sold by  all  druggists.    Booklet, "Distemper,    Came and  Cuic," Fice.  SPOHN MEDICAL CO.  Chemists and Bacteriologists, Goshen, Ind., U. S. A.  Highest prices paid  . for Old Iron of All  Kinds, Lead, Bottles, Rags, Sacks, and Horsehair. Write us for  full information.   Established .1894. ������������������','-."  DOMINION METAL EXPORTING COMPANY  Phoric  St. John 2788 Cor. Salter   &   Sutherland,    Winnipeg:  The Australian Rabbit  terEca's  Picnesr  Dog Rsrssdies  XHMMIMM ;  BOOK  ON  IDOG DISEASES  And How to Feed  } ifalleal free  to  any address by  . the Author  H. CLAY GLOVER CO., Inc.  118 West 3lst Street, New York  Barn Fires  VMS NEW FJEWCH REMEDY. Nat W������2. ������.������  THERAPION "gX'iM  freat succmj. cukes chronic weakness, lost vioo������  VIM KIDNEY BLADDER.. DISEASES. BLOOD FOISOtl.  FILES EITHER NO DRUGGISTS or MAIL Si POST 4 CTi  ���������fOl'GEKA CO 9������ BECKMAN ST NEW VoRK orLVHAN BRO*  TORONTO W.KITK FOR FREE BOOK TO DR. LE CLEM  3UEO CO HAVERSTOCKRD HAMPSTKAD LONDON HMO.  IRVNEU-DRAGEEITASTELESSIFORMOF    im  to  un  TH E RAP J ON ���������-������&���������������-������  ME THAI   TRADE   MARKED   WORD      THEBAPION     IS  00    j  BCIT.QOVT STAMP AFFIXED IOU.I QENUIMS PACKBTfli  Lack of Windows an    Incentive)    to  Dangerous Practices  In any statement of buildings destroyed by fire, barns and stable's occupy a prominent place- One of the  chief reasons for this is tlie necessary use of lanterns and other lights.  In many barns artificial light must be  used at almost all hours, with tire resultant clement of danger.  There is nothing more dangerous  than a licrhted match in a barn, with,  probably, loose straw or hay on the  floor, and everything as dry as tinder.  Daylight is one of the cheapest of  When the native Australian or the  long-time resident hears the , cry,  "Rabbo, wild rabbol Rabbo!" he  knows that he can also get a cheap  dinner that will also taste good, for  thc rabbit huckster is going by. But  rabbits are not now nearly so cheap  as they were before the war. The demand for meat of any kind has raised the price- Thc supply, however, is  almost inexhaustible, and since refrigeration and canning have been undertaken ott a large scale rabbit flesh  has become an important item in the  food supply of the'world. One Australian firm last year canned 385,636  rabbits,-and millions go to England  and other countries in cold storage-  With  EGYPTIAN  LINIMENT  For Sale by all Dealers  Douglas & Company, Napanee, Ont.  !*:-A  Trie Great American Desert_ "���������*���������'  When, the Utah prohibition law becomes effective one cati go from  ocean lo ocean, 3,500 miles, without  seeing a saloon. Starting from.-Wilmington, N. C-, the "traveller on this  boozeless highway could traverse  North Carolina, South Carolina,  Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado,  Utah, Idaho and Oregon.-���������American  -Issue-  Jour natural resources, and it is easily  transmitted. While making use of  daylight, farmers will at the same  time remove a very serious element  of fire danger���������a cause of fires in  barns and stables which can only be  charged to pure carelessness-  ���������J  ANY CORN LIFTS OUT  DOESN'T HURT A BIT  - I  No foolishness! Lift your corns  and calluses off with fingers  ���������It's like  magic I  Sore corns, hard corns, soft corns  or any kind of a corn, can harmlessly  be' lifted right out with the fingers if  you apply upon thc corn a .few'drops  'of freczoue, savs a Cincinnati authority.        _ *���������  For little cost one can get a small  bottle of frcezonc at any drug store,  ���������which will positively rid one's feet of  every corn  or callus  without pain.  This simple drug dries thc moment  it is applied and dqcs not even' irritate: tire surrounding skin while applying it or afterwards.  This announcement will interest  many of our readers. If your druggist  hasn't any frcczonc tell him to surely  get a small bottle for you from his  wholesale drug house.  TV whom it may concern: This is  to-certify-'that I have used MINARD'S LINIMENT myself as well  as prescribed it in my practice where  a liniment was required and have  never failed lo get the desired effect,  C. A. KING, M.D.  A Home Truth  Hcnpeck (to son)���������I can't undcr-  Stanel you giving your mother so  much impudence. I never dared talk-  back to my mother.  Son���������No, and you wouldn't dare to  talk back to  my mother,  either.  The Lady Bank Clerk  The lady bank clerk had completed  her first week, and a friend.asked her  how she liked the work. "Oh, it's  beautiful!" said the girl. "I'm at a  branch where nearly all the people  we know have accounts, and it's so  nice to see how little-money some of  your friends have in  the  bank.  A Landmark in History  The revolution in  Petrograd  ' may  easily prove one of the greatest incidents in thc war, one of thc decisive  facts  in   determining  German  defeat,  and one of the landmarks in human  history, as it indicates bringing 180,-  000,000 of people within-, the'frontiers  of democracy.    For Germany any uprising  of   the   Russian  people   would  be a defeat beyond all compare, because  the. national  will  of  the   Russian,people at all  times has  been, to  drive   the .''Germans   out  of  Russia���������  both the   German    armies    and    the  German  influence.    If Russia  has  at  last awakened, if Russia has at last,  through    patriotic'   Russian    leaders,  taken charge of her government, her  army and    her .resources,    wc    are  bound to see a recrudescence of Russian  victory at  the frontier    and    a  complete  change in. the whole prospect of thc war���������The Tribune.  MARCH WEATHER  HIGH GRADE TESTED ONION SEED  AT   ONE   DOLLAR A   POUND    LESS  ���������^~  .��������������������������� THAN   LAST   YEAR. SOW 5 lbs-SEED  PER ACRE.-   AVERAGE CROP 500     BUSHELS     PER     ACRE.  Yellow Globe Danvers Onion, black seed   oz. 25c, lb. $2.10  5 lbs- $9.25. * ���������  Giant Yellow Prizetakcr Onion, black seed oz. 25c. It, $2.10  5 lbs. $9-25.  Large Red Wethersfield Onion, black seed .* oz- 25c, lb. $2.00.  5 lbs.  $9.25. .  Market Maker    Golden Globe Onion, ..oz. 25c, lb/$2.10f 5 lbs- $9.25  Early Yellow Danvers Onion, black seed  oz- 20c. lb   $1 90,  5 lbs. $8.25. , *      '      '  Southport White Globe Onion, black seed oz. 40c, lb. $4-00,  Red Globe Prizewinner Onion, black seed oz; 25c. lb   $2 10:  -      5 lbs.  $9-25. , *     ���������?  Select Yellow Dutch  Onion Setts lb. 35c, 5 lbs. $1.70"  XXX Guernsey Parsnip, fine smooth roots   Pkg"- 10c, oz  20c,  4 oz. 50c.  Detroit Dark Red Table Beet (round) ...Pkg:. 5c, oz- 20c, 4 oz. 50c  Chantenay Red Table Carrot   Pkg". 5c, oz. 25c, 4 oz- 65c  Rust Proof Dwarf Black Wax Butter Beans lb. 50c, 5 lbs. $2-25  Early White Cory Sweet Table Corn lb. 35c, 5 lbs. $1-50 '  London   Long   Green   Cucumber (great cropper)  Pkg. 5c  oz. 15c, 4 ozs- 40c. -       . '.' ',  XXX"Solid Head Lettuce  .......Pkg. 10c, oz. 25c, 4 ozs. 75c  Improved Beefsteak Tomato ...... 7.. .Pkg. 10c, 1-2 oz., 35c, oz. 60c  XXX Scarlet Oval Radish  (mild, crisp) Pkg- 10c, oz, 20c, 4 ozs. 50c  Little Marvel Garden Bush Peas, very early   4 ols. 15c, lb.  40c  Early Branching Asters, Crimson, Pink, White or MStfed ..Pkg. 10c  Mammoth Fringed Cosmos, mixed colors Pkg. 10c  XXX Mammoth Verbenas,    superb, mixture of colors  .V. ..Pkg- 10c  XXX Spencer Giant Sweet Peas, all shades mixed Pkg. 15c'  oz. 35c.  "Pakro"    Seedtape.  2,pkts. for 25c.  "You plant   it   by   the    Yard.  Ask for    descriptive     list-  Miller's Worm Powders arc par excellence the medicine for children  who are found suffering from the  ravages of. worms. They immediately alter thc stomachic conditions under which thc worms subsist and  drive them from thc system, and, at  thc. same time, they are tonical in  their effect upon the.digestive organs,  restoring them to healthful operation  and ensuring immunity from further  disorelcrs from such a cause.  The Beauty of a Clear Skin.���������The  condition of the liver regulates thc  condition of the blood. A disordered  liver causes impurities in the blood  and these show themselves in blemishes on the skin. Parmclee's Vegetable Pills in acting upon the liver  act upon the blood and a clear,  healthy skin will follow intelligent  use of this standard medicine. Ladies,  who will fully appreciate this prime  quality of these pills, can use .them  with the certainty that the effect wilr  be most gratifying.  If People Will Herd in Cities  It is unfortunate, of course, that  more of the ultimate consumer's cash  docs not reach the producer, but if  that individual will insist upon living  in congested centres of population,  remote from fields, gardens, orchards  and fccdlots, he need not expect  cheap foodstuffs, vegetables, meats  and fruits for the present at least.  Those-who live, on the land certainly  have the best of existing conditions,  so far as the tabic is concerned, and  that is the beginning of all creature  comfort���������Breeders' Gazette.  Spain Provides For National Parks  The Spanish government has enacted a law providing for the creation of  national parks. All exceptionally picturesque regions, forests or lands  lhat the State may select for this purpose are to be considered part of thc  park-system*-: Access-to them will be  facilitated by suitable means of communication. Thc natural beauty of  the parks, their fauna and flora, as  well as geological or water features  of interest, will be protected- from  destruction, deterioration, or defacement-  Minard's Liniment  Relieves   Neural.  "Save and Lend"  To save and lend is a trifle when  compared with what hundreds of  thousands-of soldiers of thc Empire  are doing every day; that, however,  at least we can do: If Ihcrc cannot,  in Mr, Lloyd George's fine sentence,  be equality of sacrifice, there can Inequality of service- Here is the opportunity; if wc shrink from our responsibility avc fail thc Empire in its  supreme moment.���������The Times of India.  Doctor Tells How to Strengthen  Eyesight 50 per cent In One  k's  A   Free   Prescription   You   Can   Have   Filled  and   Use  at Home  ��������� LONDON.���������Do   you   wear   classes?      Aro  foil a victim  of eye strain or other eye weaknesses?      If   so,   you   will   be   glad   to   know  that according lo Dr. Lewis there is real hope  tor you.     Many  whose  eyes  were  failing say  they have had  their eyes restored  through thc  principle   of   this   wonderful   free  prescription.  One man says,  after  trying it:  "I wait almost  blind;   could   not   see  to  read  at  all.     Now  I  can  read  everything  without any   glasses  and  my   eyes   do   not   water   any   more.     At   night  they   would   pain   dreadfully;   now   they   feel  fine"  all   the   time.      It   was  like   a   miracle   *.o  me."    A lady who used it says:  "The atmosphere  seemed   hazy   with   or  without   g-lasses,  but   after   using   this   prescription   for   fifteen  Ways everything seems  clear.    I can even read  Kne   print   without   glasses."     It   i������   believed  that thousands who wear glasses can now discard them in a reasonable time and multitudes  Biore   will   be   able   to   strengthen, their   eyes  ���������o as to be spared the trouble anel expense of  aver getting  glasses.     Eye  troubles  of  many  descriptions may  be wonderfully  benefited by  following the simple rules./   Here is the pre. I  scriptioti:   Go   to   any   active  drug  store   and  get a   bottle  of  Bcm-Opto  tablets.     Drop  ono '  Bon-Opto   tablet   in   a   fourth   of   a   glass   of .  water and allow  to dissolve.    With this liquid  bathe the eyes  two to four times daily.     Vou  should   notice  your  eyes   clear  up   perceptibly  'right   from   the   start   and   inflammation   will ,  quickly   disappear.     If  your  eye3   are   bother- i  ing   you,   even   a   little,   take   steps   to   sava  them now -before it is  too late.    Many hope- I  lessly blind might have been saved if they had  cared for their eyes in  time.  Note: Another prominent Physician to  whom the above article was submitted, said:  "Bon-Opto is a very remarkable remedy. Its  constituent ingredients are well known to eminent eye specialists and widely prescribed by  them. Tho manufacturers guarantee it to  strengthen eyesight 50 per cent, in one week'i  lime in many instances or refund the money.  It can be obtained from any good druggist  and it one of the very few preparations I  feel should be kept on hand for regular us������  in. almost every family." The Valtnas Dru/J  Co., Store 6, Toronto, will fill your order* U  your druggist cannot  Victims Can Cure Themselves With  Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills   -  With  the coming of March people  who  are afflicted    with    rheumatism  begin lo have unpleasant    reminders  of   their-trouble.      The    weather  is  changeable���������balmy and springlike one  day, raw, cold and piercing the next.  It is such sudden changes of weather  that  sets  the  pangs  and tortures  of  rheumatism, lumbago and sciatica 'go  ing.    But it must be  borne in  mind  that  ^although    weather     conditions  start "the pains, the trouble is "deeply  rooted in the blood, and can only be  cured through thc blood-   All the lotions and liniments in the world can't  cure rheumatism.    Rubbing may seem  to  ease  the  pain while you are  rubbing, but there its value ends.    Only  through thc blood can you cure rheumatism.      That's  why Dr-  Williams'  Pink 'Pills   have   so  many  thousands  of cures of this trouble to their credit.    The new, rich blood which  they  actually make drives out the poisonous acid and rheumatism is vanquished.    Among    many    sufferers    from  rheumatism who have been cured by  this  medicine  is    Mr-   C. H.  McGee,  freight shed foreman for thc G.T.R.  at Peterboro,    who    says:���������"In    the  course  of my work I  am  exposed to all kinds of weather, with  the  result that  about two years  ago  I  contracted   rheumatism  which   settled   in   my  legs.     At  times   I   could  hardly  walk,   and   often   had   to   quit  my day's work owing to thc stiffness  and the pain.    I tried different remedies .without getting any help until I  began  the use of Dr. Williams! Pink  Pills-    I used' six boxes'" of these and  can say that  I am about as  well  as  ever I was.    I still take the pills occasionally, and I hope "that my experience may be of benefit to some other  rheumatic sufferer."  ' . '  If you suffer from rheumatism, or  any other disease of thc blood, begin  to cure yourself today with Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. Sold by all  medicine dealers or by. mail at SO  cents a box or six boxes for $2-50  from The Dr. Williams' Medicine  Co.,  Brockvillc,   Ont.  German Efficiency a Curse  Germany's efficiency is granted.  That, from thc beginning of its development, it was. a mere appanage  of German militarism has been the  curse Bismarck accepted tiic Hohen-  zollcrn dynasty as a necessary evil.  The Hohenzollcrn accepted Bismarck  as a temporary means to an end.  thc efficiency ship was well under  way thc pilot was dropped. The entire economic system of Germany is  pledged, perforce, to the spirit of aggrandizement anel conquest. "My noble army!" has been the unbroken  expression of the Kaiser. Chemists,  inventors, herr professors, captains'of  finance have fallen meekly into the  rear���������Washington  Post.  Rennie's Seed Annual Free to AIL     Delivery     Freo     in     Canada.  Order through   your   LOCAL DEALER    or    direct    from  'JP   'OI?r'f\f   WM-  RENNIE   CO.,  LIMITED  394 Portage/Avenue, Winnipeg  ALSO    AT   TORONTO,   MONTREAL,    VANCOUVER  An Aerial Battle  Airmen    in    Fleets . Fought    While  Thousands ' Gazed  The Paris Libcrte's correspondent  on the Somme gives an account of  an aerial battle which look place over  thc German lines near Baupatimc, the  fluctuations of which were followed  by thousands of anxious spectators.  The battle was joined at a height of  9,000 feet. The German fleet, consisted of at least 38 Fokkers and  Rumplcrs, while there were��������� only 30  British machines-  Thc issue hung long in lire balance.  Thc first to be put out of action was  a Fokker. It whirled giddily for a  moment, burst into flames,,and then  crashed to the ground. Soonafter-  v-ards a British biplane -was badly  hit- Next two German aeroplanes  came to grief at a short distance  from their line. The British airmen  displayed very great superiority and  in the end remained masters of the  air, pursuing the enemy with the utmost daring. The enemy squadrons  were completely routed with losses  consiclcrabTy greater than those sustained by the British-  When Holloway's Corn Cure is applied to  a corn or wart it kills    the  roots and  the  callosity    comes    out  naturally   v/ithout injury to'the flesh.  tically Self-  Extinguishing!.,  What do these words  mean to you ?  .;���������-_ They mean greater safety  -  in the Home!  f  Perhaps you have noticed  \  these Avorcis on ,our new  \ "SILENT PARLOR"  " match boxes. The splints  of all matches contained  :���������  in these "boxes have, been  :   soaked in a solution which  '���������" renders them dead wood,  once they have been lighted and blown out, thereby  reducing the  danger  of  FIRE from glowing  matches to the greatest  minimum:  Safety First and Always���������  USE EDDY'S SILENT "5V'  you  The   Very  Best  "What's    the    best   -perfume  have?" *  "Extract of potato,-$6 an    ounce,"  said thc druggist.���������Buffalo Express.  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc  In the Barber's Chair  A man stepped into a barber's shop  thc other day and as he was being  shaved the following, dialogue took"  place between him and the operator:  Barber���������Have you ever been here  for-'a shave before, sir?  Customer���������Yes, once.  Barber���������But I do not remember  your face.  Customer���������No, I suppose not; it's  healed up. . '  This language is queer  That we speak beyond doubt,  When man's burning with rage  Then wc say. he's put out.  The Scot and His Bible  An English visitor was being escorted round the city and shown the  historic spots by an industrious and  philosophic cabman. "Stopping near  ������o Greyfriars," the cabman said,  gravely. "It was here where John  Knox studied his discourses. Yonder  is the place where John Knox sprained his knee hurrying up the hill to  talk straight to Queen Mary," and a  little later, "Up there is the place  where John Knox made the jade  tremble." The Englishman, not'profoundly impressed, inquired, "But  who is this John Knox, Sandy?" The  Edinburgh cabman,, stunned and indignant, cried, "Mon, do you uac read  your Bible?"'  _ Mrs. Hubb���������Oh, John, you say that  if you lost mc you would take to  drinking, neglect your personal appearance and go to the bad in every  way-  Hubb (firmly)���������Yes, my dear; you  pan bet I'd fix it so's I'd never be an  inducement to a woman again.  Aunt���������Won't you have some more  cake, Willie?  Willie  (on a visit)���������No thank you.  Aunt���������'You seem to be suffering  from loss of appetite.  Willie���������It ain't that. I'm.suffering  from  politeness-       ���������'  Women, more than men, have excitable, nerves, because  tiring work and physical strain tax their more delicate  nervous systems and bring premature age and chronic  weakness���������unless treated intelligently.  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HEAD     OFFICE:   TORONTO  LORD SHAUGHNESSY TELLS WHAT CANADA NEEDS  Suit the Work for the Man, and Give the Man Skiil for.his Work  ��������� Brains and Boldness Required in the Development  ��������� Of the Problem of Placing the Returned Men  Next Forward Move  , Lord   Shaughnessy    may    be  best  'known now as President of thc Can  adia-ii    Pacific    Railway    .Company,  When (he inner history of thc    war  comes  to be written hc  will  be still  belter known as one of thc effective  organizers of victory.    From the be-,  ginning he threw his energy, and directed  the  energies of many of    his  ..staff, into the national  cause-  When asked for a statement as  lo  Canada's greatest needs at this critical  lime, especially    in    making    arrangements    for    returned-     soldiers.  Lord Shaughnessy said in part:  The return of our soldiers will be  a tremendous opportunity for the  country. Shall wc seize it, or bungle  and miss it? That will be thc test  of the quality of Canadian statesmanship.  Wc have always wanted men to  develop thc country. Well, there  they arc, or will be���������ready to our  , band- Immigration is desirable, but  uncertain. These men of ours will  come home as a matter of course.  They will not- come back exactly  the same as they were, but some people have an absurdly exaggerated idea  of ,thc chsnge wc may expect. The  slacker1 has been improved by disci-  ��������� plinc, and the downright steady man  But even when thai is done, the  great majority of the men will have  to be provided for in other kinds of  work. I should like to see thousands  of them, not now highly skilled, given special training lo equip them with  the skill they lack- I am sure it  would pay the country to give it  Ihem.  We musl use- brains and ingenuity  in forming our plans for doing thc  best that can be done for���������and with  '���������the returning  men.  Good people often say to them,  "Nothing is too good for you." It is  easy to talk like that, in vague generalities- But 'we-,have got to come  down to particulars, and find out in;  detail 'what is best for thc men���������yea,  and for each particular man, with his  individual capacities and aptitudes.  Bj' doing^thal very,thing for men  reluming disabled, thc Military Hospitals Commission has given the  country a splendid, lead. ���������This' lead  should be followed-in dealing with  the mass of men returning later on.  Thc benefits of- this system should  finally be extended to,our people generally, so that every boy_ on leaving  school should be directed and helped  into the- occupation that hc can do  best  in���������and" trained specially for it  The Woman  on Ihe Farm Deserves  Conveniences and is Gradually  Getting Them  Never in the history of The Farmers' Advocate have so many inquiries  come   to   this   office   regarding water-  systems and sewage disposal contrivances for country homes. In this issue  is published an    article    dealing  with sewage disposal on the   farm.  Much of  this  information  has    been  published in  these columns on    previous  occasions,  but  wc are  pleased  to  meet  thc demand for more information  on  a subject  which  interests  such a large percentage of our clientele-    There is a hopeful sign in the  inquiries.       Conditions  in   the    farm  homes arc improving.    All  too often  the farmer has bought new machinery  and implements  to lighten  his work,  forgetting about thc ceaseless toil .of  his   wife.    Too  often,  also,   has    the  barn been a model of handincss while  the house was^ anything    but    such.  Many a-man had running water in his  pig pen while the only running water  in_ the   house,   where   his   wife  toiled  without  ceasing,.was    in    thc    attic  where the roof, leaked and the   water  soaked  through  and  spoiled   thc  pa-  'per in the front room-    Thc woman  on the farm    deserves    conveniences  and  she is  gradually getting    them.  Running  water  and  sewage   disposal  are important in farm home comfort,  and" they are not costly beyond    the  reach of the farmer.���������Farmers' -Advocate.  KEflClfANTS  UBBEIUs-b.'  0������4ue������ CstiftO  The War's Nerve Centre  Millions of colds start with wet  feet, which could and should be  prevented by wearing-rubbers,  rubber farm shoes or high  rubber boots.  Through the slop and slush of  Spring you can work better, be  more comfortable, and enjoy  belter health, if your feet are  protected by rubber footwear  bearing one of these famous  Trade Marks;  Vast Nitrate Deposits in Chile Avail,  able  to  Entente .Allies  has certainly not been turjred into  a   whenever that is by anv means pos-  , slacker.    Taken as a whole, the men_s-bie-    ���������_-��������� somc cascs_ 0f course, it Is  who return able-bodied will be found   i]arci to tc]j wiiat a DOy wju bc IU0St  better men than ever, physically and  mentally���������more hardy, self-reliant  . and enterprising; their minds widened by experience- Some of them  will naturally take a litte time to settle down and get their bearings. But  tliat will be only a passing phase.  I lake.for granted that the present  system of .gelling ex-soldiers employment will be greatly improved  and developed, for it is barely able  to place the few thousands already  'with us. But even if the system is  so improved that jevery man returning after the .'war gets some sort of  a job, it does not follow that we  shall have any great cause, to boast.  Wc shall have achieved a negative  success;* but we must aim at something higher,1 a more positive success.  There is too much haphazard employment, at the best of times; and  with a flood of men having to be-  placed simultaneously there is a  greatly increased danger of shoving  them into places without enough regard to suitability- Putting round  pegs into square holes does not pay.  Havimr still, some time to'prepare,  ��������� there will be no excuse if we do not  devise schemes of employment which  will use a high percentage of each  man's capacity, instead, of a low percentage. ���������-  Thc man and his employer and the  country at large.will all gain by this.  The- man can make most by work  that he is interested in, and has skill  -for. The industry-thathe is engaged  in prospers by his good work, and  the' country as a whole prospers or  suffers according to the prosperity or  depression of; its various industries.  I am glad to hear that the National  Service Commission is taking steps^ to  discover the previous trade or calling  of each man now under arms, and  his intentions or capacities for his  future career, at any rate in the matter of agriculture- This is the foundation industry of thc whole country.  Farming should be made so profit  able, by educational and financial aid,  and thc social conditions of rural life  should be so improved, that^ thousands of men with natural inclinations that way will be attracted to  agriculture, and will, succeed at it.  fit for, until long after he leaves  school- But ev.cn in such a case a  gcod deal can be done to keep him  out of work that hc is positively un-  fit^for. __      ���������  Thc Commission, -I notice, gives  men a good deal of occupation and  instruction, while they are still under  mcdical treatment. In fact, these occupations form part of the curalivc  treatment���������a really valuable part. But  they also help to develop a man's  technical skill- Often they reveal astonishing talents which even the man  himself did not know he possessed.  This skill* is developed, and these  talents are discovered and trained, .as  they never would have been, if the  men had not become hospital patients. It is a striking case of getting  good out of evil.  , I am not surprised tp -find <��������� that  riany returned soldiers, simply  through the training they have had in  hospitals,' have gone out to-take positions better than they ever occupied  before- ." ->���������  An extra privilege is given to men  who are so incapacitated that they  cannot take up their old line of work.  They are given special training for a  new occupation, in technical colleges  or otherwise.' And they are helped  to choose the occupation most: suitable and profitable for them, by thc  advice of medical and vocational experts. -The cost of the training is  paid for them, and so is even their  maintenance and that of their-families, for as long as the training lasts  ���������and, a month longer-  It is an admirable system, and I  should like to see every man: seizing  thc opportunity who has it offered to  him. '-.������������������-      ,- ���������  In an area of 350 miles of arid,-bar-  ren desert iif Chile lies the nerve centre of the great war. If an unfriendly power had held control of this desert tract, the war would have ended  long ago with thc crushing of the  Entente Allies. It is thc famous  Chilean nitrate region.  Wiliam Howard Russell, a famous  English war correspondent, wrote as  long ago as 1S89: "Without British  control of thc sodium nitrates of  Chile thc-inap of the world would be  very different today."  Germany how docs not need to depend upon the Chilean nitrate deposits, for the German chemists are  making synthetic nitrogen. However, for six months before the outbreak of the war in 1914 Germany had  been receiving enormous shipments  of sodium nitrate from Chile. It is  estimated, in. fact, that Germany had  on hand 1 million tons of nitrate in  August, 1914.  * Some engineers say there is enough  nitrate in thc Chilean desert to .supply the world for two hundred years.  There arc about fifty thousand Chileans employed' in the: industry. Nothing grows in the region about the nitrate deposits; it is a dead land. To  air appearances the Chilean nitrate  towns arc like the old time Western  American mining camps. A- great  deal of liquor is consumed in the districts and consequently there is considerable lawlessness.  North and Harvey, two 'British'adventurers,--originally owned the nitrate concessions, but now the Chilean government controls most of the  valuable tract. Chile" fought a war  with Peru for the northernmost part  of the nitrate beds and won. The  British, through their financial  strength, exercise thc greatest control of any foreign power over thc  fields, though three German brokerage houses were big producers before  the war. ��������� ���������  \  TKB  L  Maple leap  RUBBER ���������������"���������;���������,  "JACQUES CARTIEa'  "MERCHANTS"    -  "MAPLE LEAF"    -  - "GRANBY"  - "DAISY"  "DOMINION*9  it* as  v-vjurtj  LIMITED -  largest Manufacturers of fiubber Goods in the British Empire  EXECUTIVE OFFICES   - ' MONTREAL, P.Q.  SEVEN LARGE, UP-TO-DATE MANUFACTURING PLANTS IN CANADA  28 "SERVICE" BBANCHES AND WAREHOUSES THROUGHOUT CANADA  46  WAS ORIGINALLY A SOP FOR THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE  Notwithstanding   the   Many   Obstacles  to Political  Reform,  thc  Members of Russian Duma Have Always Taken Advantage  Of Freedom of Speech and Voiced the People's Views  _ .'..:.- ...,:..���������.__ o "'..���������������������������- '���������������������������'-'���������--',  Newfoundland Fisheries  Air Comes High  It is inspiring in these'-hard times  when the cost of living is so high to  read that Andrew Carnegie has paid  $2,000,000 for a corner lot 100 by 225  feet to prevent a building being put  up on it. Thus he gets more fresh  air, and that is said to be highly advisable, especially for those who have  to live in big cities.���������Hartford Cour-  ant.        *'      -���������  "--Count Reventlow's Language  Count Rcventlow is irrespressible.  "This is what he says about the  United States, "A great nation without an army.to smash a highway  robber,-a great people who builds  ships" to run them on the rocks." In  one of his most vituperative passages, in his latest personal appeal'to  the German nation to _ have confidence in thc Divine Word of their  War Lord, hc adds: "The bluffing*  Briton always whines when he sees  that he is to be beaten. Hc knows  that we have struck terror into his  heart by our daring submarine war  ships."    Fancy that!  Lack of Tonnage and Loss of Vessels Alarming Fish Exporters  Newfoundland's fish exporter's are  disturbed over the difficulty of obtaining enough vessels to ' market  their product this year. The fisheries constitute the main industry of  the colony,, and in normal times a  large fleet of schooners and small  steamers is engaged throughout the  autumn and winter in carrying to  Europe and South America fish  caught^ in thc spring and summer  and cured by being pickled and dried  in the sun. The vessels trading principally with Portugal and Spain, Italy and Greece, bring back cargoes  of salt  from  Sicily and  Spain.  Until recently the war has not seriously interfered with this trade except for a temporary shutting off of  the Greek market by the Entente  blockade. Since Jan. 1, however, six  fish-carrying vessels have been torpedoed off the Portuguese coast and  in thc Mediterranea-n. Fishing  agencies here have purchased all vcs_  sels  at  present  available,  but  as  thc  British admiralty    has    requisitioned I Dtrna.  Thc unpopularity of the Russo<������  Japanese war led to an insistent demand from the Liberal .and Revolutionary leaders in Russia for a "Constituent Assembly," which.should .replace thc hated bureaucratic regime  by democratic institutions, and the  Duma was the "sop to public opinion-". It has had a checkered career,  but, despite the continued opposition  of .the Czar and his followers, it has  forced itself on the administration,  until'it has become a vital factor in  the administration of the affairs . of  the Empire.  Its short history has been characterized by imprisonments of its lead- '  ers of the more radical sections, and  assassinations of leading bureaucrats.  The first Duma was opened in 1906.  It lasted only a few days, .when it  was dissolved by M- Gorernykin, tho  leader of the Czar's government. The  house wa3 opened again the. following year, and, to soothe the demands  of the members, Mr. Stolypin, the  then leader of the government, promised all kinds of reforms; but minor  revolutions were the sequence, of  much disappointment on the part ol  the various parties    composing    tho  "Now, if you have it in your head,"  said the professor, Who had explained a theory to his students, "you  have it all in a nutshell."  e'3'ct-c**'***'"**^^ ffl~y*r.  many steamers formerly used in the  trade there is a growing shortage of  tonnage.  The trade will require at least 35,-  000 tons of salt to cure this year's  catch of fish. Thus far only enough  ships have been secured to bring in  9,000 tons.  Russia's Treatment of Her Prisoners  The competence of the Russian,  Duma' has been strictly limited-__ It  shared with thc Emperor the legislative power, including the discussion  and sanctioning of thc budget. Alt  measures dealing with the army and  the navy were outside its competence}  these were not laws, but "adnrinistra-  tive rules." The procedure of tho  house practically placed the    control  At the end of 1916 the prisoners ������f the lcgislatron in the hands of. this-  employed in state and agricultural ! ministers. Any member could< suggest  work in Russia numbered 1,138,000. j legislation, but its introduction was  Of these 545,000 were under the juris-j.at the drscretion of the ministers,  diction of the ministry of agriculture; J though the ministers were not rc-  294,000 mines and factories, and 169,- i sponsible to thc Duma, but to tho  000 ways and communications.      No | Emperor. /  intoxicating- liquors are allowed to! But, notwithstanding these ob-  prisnncrs, including officers. Their j stacles to political reform, the mem.  food is oasscd by local boards, under bcrs of Russia's Popular House  instructions laid down by the minis- have always taken advantage of free,  tcr of the interior. No discipline is fdom of speech, when it existed, anej  meted out to prisoners without theihave at least voiced the views of thff  consent of the commanding officers. ! people-  The percentage of complaints by the  prisoners has been so small that the  American Ambassador at Petrograd  was asked to make independent inquiries by Germany, and he reported  that in all camps the conditions were  most satisfactory,  "Who stood up for Jack. \vh<**n he  married Miss Flirtlcigh?"  "No one- Everybody called him ft  fool!"  It has been noticeably on the sida  of the allies since the war was de*  clared, and has been    closed    mor  than once by an  Imperial ukase fo  being "too pronouncedly pro-a!ly.'  "I have never yet had     A   toatrU  bution rejected."  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C  Flying To-day  Is Too Easy  Stormy Times in Abyssinia {Britain's Financial  Achievements  Half of the Accidents are the Result  of too  ITach Assurance  Flying has become so safe and  easy that in peace time everyone who  can should take it up as a  means  of  travel and recreation,    according    lo       General   U.  S.  Brancker, Director  of j ViCrc  K-*'|]ecl  Air  Organization     for     the    British  army.  ___ "Flying  today    is  so     easy,''    said  General   Brancker,  "that  most  pupils  arc  in  danger from  over-confidence.  Half our accidents arise from this  cause. Training in aviation from  the military point of view is getting  more and more complicated, but actual flying from the practical poin.l  of view of gelling from place to place  has become almost as easy and safe  as atitomobiling or bicycling.  "People generally ought lo learn  the elementary principles of handling  an airplane. The only factor against  general private use of airplanes, especially in Great Britain, is the uncertainty of the weather, but with  experience anel reliable engines it is  possible to fly in almost any weather  short of a thick fog, a hurricane, or  a violent thunderstorm."  General Brancker foresees the development of more and better qualified instructors, more reliable engines, and slower and more deliberate training, after the stress of war  js over. "At present," hc -explained,  "llrere is of necessity a good deal of  undue haste. Thc supply of aviators  is forever trying to catch up with tliT  demand, and the demand is forever-  increasing, both in numbers and ciual-  Pro-Turkish Emperor    of   Abyssinia |  Dethroned in Favor of Mene-  lik's Daughter  Abyssinia has been having a stormy  time  since   the   dealh    of     Emperor  Menelik.   Iiuthe past few months thc  now cuipcror has,been deposed, civil  war has  broken oul and several  battles   have   been   fought -between     the  factions, in  one of wliich 25,000 men  The  new  ruler is- Empress Zauditu, a daughter of Menelik.  -Flic'   account    of    happenings  ���������iy-  Askcd whether any ordinary person  could become a really good airplare-  pilot, General Brancker said: "Th������  most unexpected people make good  pilots, and very often the most promising ones never attain more than me.  cliocrily in the air. Any sound man  with sound nerves���������and .women too,  for that matter���������can make, a good,  useful pilot, but it is only ihe exceptional individual who will make the  really brilliant fighting pilot. Even  the physically unsound man can be  a good pilot, like the late Lord Lucas,  who had a wooden leg.  "As for the best age for training  in flying, I think they should begin  , as young as possible. Gcncrally  spcaking, eighteen is rather young  for thc great strain of active service,  and I prefer a man of twenty or  twenty-five for army aviation work.  A man of thirty-five to forty who  has lived a hard life and is a good  horseman will probably devclop'into  a good pilot quicker than thc man of  25 lo 30 who has spcnl his life in an  office or in doing nothing, bul as a  u;le_ the older man will, not stand the  strain of active service as long as  the young man.  "The quality of horsemanship is a  useful one in any would-be airplainist.  Thc .requirements arc just the same  ���������good hands, a good head, steady  nerves, and judgment. Flying is perhaps a lit lie easier than riding, because one sits in a comfortable armchair in a quiet'machine."  No national temperament is so well  suited to flying as the British, in General Bra'nckcr's opinion. "The Englishman may. be conservative," hc remarked, "but he is certainly the finest airplane pilot in the world. TJie  old British characteristics which  made us masters of the sea are intensified in the air���������and they .will  make us masters of the air, in spite  of our politics and our system of government and all the many obstructions to progress, which will assuredly spring up as soon as peace is declared."  Turning to  the question  of casualties in  airplane  training he said: "A  good many deaths are reported, in the  papers, but when compared with the:  numbers in training and  the number  of hours in thc air accomplished every day, the price is not great, and in  the present stage of aviation the fact  must be fearlessly faced that no progress can be made without a certain  cost  in   human -life.    The   extraordinarily  few cases  of breakage  in   the  air speak well  for British  construction  and  inspection. Thc   most   common cause of accidents is engine failure,  folioevcel by    an    effort to  turn  sharply into a possible landing place  nod  losing speed on  the turn, which  results in a nose-dive.      Even    good  and   experienced   pilots  arc  prone   to  elo this, and the only cure appears to  be   the  avoidance  of engine  failures.  This will conic in peace,when we can  devote more energy towards real reliability in thc engine instead of extreme lightness and exaggerated per  formaiiccs."  Abyssinia has just reached London  from Europeans living in thc capital,  Adis Abcba.    One letter says:  "Lidj Jcassu, the young emperor  who succeeded his grandfather,  Mcncilc, had gradually come under  1 urkish influence and had in many  ways offended the Christian population. Thc legations of thc Entente  powers in September sent a joint  protest and this was followed a few  days later, by a meeting of thc ministry which declared the emperor deposed and enthroned in his place the  Princess Zaudilu, with Ras Taffari as  regent anel help to the throne.  "Things were quiet for a few weeks  while the deposed emperor's partisans were gathering. Then suddenly  Mikacl, ruler of Wollo and the mo'l  powerful chief in ihe country, declared himself in favor of the clopos-  cd emperor and marched against Adis  Abcda. Thc first battle was fought  some distance outside the capital,  where the government army of five  thousand men, under Ras Sul-Scgcd,  was viriuallv annihilated and Seged  killed.  "There was a good deal of excite  merit in the capital, and the legations  prepared for attack, but the enemy  was slow in appearing and the new  empress had time lo mobilize a  strong force which, under the personal command of the war minister, mil  the enemy on October 27. The battle lasted all day, anel resulted in the  cr.emy's complete rout. Tlie empress's  side hael ten thousand killed out of  sixty thousand engaged, while the  enemy is* saiel to have lost fifteen  thousand  killed.  "The manner of fighting was  piimitive. Al first they fired with  rifles, but,, becoming tired of this,  they threw these weapons aside and  dashed at one another with "scimitars  and spears.'  "There was great rejoicing in Adis  Abeba over the outcome of the battle, and on the return of the- victorious army a grand review was held  by the empress in person.  "Eac.h chief rode at the head r.-f his  men, and, as he approached the empress, he dismounted, drew his sword  and danced about her, shouting the  deeds he had done. This- was kept  up until the chief became exhaustcl  when he prostrated himself and  withdrew."  What Counts in the Long Run More  Than-a Standing Army  More and more do thc astounding  financial operations of England stagger the human mind. Upon the dizzy  top of a sixtccn-b^llion-dollar national debt that country swiftly and  with apparent e:<se places aiiolh'-r  tliroc and a half bilious. The world  has witnessed, nothing in the past  like these stupendous loans. Jn a  day Great Britain floats , a larger  debt than the total debt of tlie; United Stales at the close of our ' fotir  years' of civil war. Jn a day its people purchase as great a bulk of debt  as England's debt was when its  present  awful     war    began.      Thcr  Heirlooms of Drake  British Sailors and Soldiers Find an  Inspiration in Name of Famous  Sea Fighter  A great memory of a name illus-!  triotis "in great Eliza's days"-is revived by the will of Sir Francis Drake  of Nut well, Devon, who bequeathes  as heirlooms two cups and two jewels "given by Queen Elizabeth to the  Acfiniral' whose name he bore, togeth.  cr with the Bible and the sword of  the ���������doughly      scii-lightcr. When  DHike's ship, "The Golden Flind,"  entile back to Plymouth in September,  1580, after circumnavigating the globe  hiden with treasure-trove, Elizabeth  decreed thai the ship should be preserved for all time as a memorial of  England's glory  enhanced by  the in-  Openingr in Alberta   .  For Pulp Industry  less wealth  England's navy and England's  credit are today the two greatest  factors which Germany's army has  lo fight. Whatever else has failed^  the financing of the war for the Allies  has been a triumph for British genius. This should be of particular encouragement to the United Slates.  Our country has double the wealth of  Great Britain, although we have nol  double the marketable wealth which  she .had at the outbreak of the war.  England was fortified with an overpowering amount of securities of  other countries, and these have been  of immense value. She has been  able lo market billions in the United  Stales besides having the ability tn  borrow more. Bul the United States  lias the world's fullest purse, the  world's greatest granary, thc world's  vastest fuel and iron supplies, the  world's biggest copper mines and  two-thirds of thc earth's cotton, plus  more gold than any two other nations combined. Anel in the days  when wars arc fought with machinery these things count in the long  run more than a standing army.���������  From the Philadelphia Ledger.  -cems to be no bottom to the British !'eP|1**1 ������m������'-ap.dcr. Blll "envious  purse, and thc "mighty war loans! U,"e ''ote-d away lie timbers, and  doubly prove thc Briton's boast hi,'0"1")' :l c ,;." "���������"gM ��������� therefrom a  the past about his country's fathom- ct"u,r>: laler ?---���������"'��������������� . No tangible  - - J souvenir is iie-eeJcd lor him wlio pray  ed when he first saw the Pacific that  he- "might sail-once in an English  ship  in   that  sea,"  anil    fulfilled    his  Another Literary Effort  Crown  Prince  Quits    Fighting    For  Writing  The German Crowi/k. Prince has  been invalided to Potsdam, according  to the latest report from a neutral  source, anel is there employing his  enforced leisure in composing a book  on  the war.  It appears that this is the Prince's  third venture into .authorship. The  first  was his    "Hunting'Diary",'''  of  1912, in which he gave his experiences at shooting parties in Scotland, Germany, Austria, Italy, India  and Ceylon. The second was his egregious   "Germany    in    Arms,"      of  1913, in which, although the Kaiser  personally read the proofs, he committed ��������� an    indiscretion   on    almost  .every page.  In this book, the future boaster of  the fall of Verdun, posed as the  Apostle of the Sword, and his motto  was:'"The'world does not rest more  safely on the shoulders of Atlas' than  docs Germany on her army and  navy." It was a. most dangerous  book, for the whole tone of it was  that Germany could satisfy her aspirations only by  force of arms.  He repeatedly laid stress on the  power and influence of the sword,  and he declared that "though thc  vshole world be full of devils, though  all other nations rise in arms against  us, we shall triumph over them."  One of the problems of his book will  be to explain "My Failure at Verdun."  Value of Farm Land  A Despised Calling  A  writer has  been  telling*    a story  e>f  the estimation in  which    learning  was held, only twenty-five years ago,  by a large part of the population. It  was  in  Scotland,    where    Mr. Scott  .Skirving was enjoying a trip on one  of  the  Clyde: steamers.    A   man    on  the   deck  insisted  on  repealing,  to  a  crowd  of    unresponsive    passengers,  "It's a sair world this, a sair world."  J asked him, Mr. Skirving says, what  he  meant  by it!     Whereupon  he replied, "Wcel, it's aye a sair world tac  a  plumber,"   then   suddenly    adding,  "What's ycr trade?"   A schoolmaster  I  replied.    "Gic's  yer hand,"  he an-  wercd,  "I'm  fu'  6  sec/npathy.      Wc  Census Office Issues Interesting Report on Farm Values  Statistics  provided  by  the    census  office   at  Ottawa  place  the    average  value of farm lands held for agricul  tural   purposes   throughout   thc     Do  Cold Weather  And Milk Output  If Cows are  Well Fed    They    Can  Stand Cansiderable Exposure  to  Weather  Experiments carried out in recent  years show that the falling-off in  milk supply from cows lying out is  little or none as compared with those  kept constantly tied up, provided ���������'"he  animals arc well fed, and reasonable  shelter is found. Animals which are  allowed to exercise'get up a healthy  circulation -which enables, Ilium to  withstand chills, and if they can get  rough shelter ihey adapt themselves  to the winch*. Animals tied: up in  undue warmth during* part of the  twenty-four hours,- and standing in  cold draughts, such as are found in  nioit cowsheels, are-in a "more defenseless condition. Ventilation and  draught practically always go together and do riot work harmoniously for the 'animals.  Animals are able to stand great  cold."with impunity so long as they  can get under shelter to keep heir  skins dry, and can lie dry. It is the  evaporation of moisture from.an animal that causes ; chill .'. anel consequently the necessity for sheltering  hovels in yards and pastures. When  topping up .fattening 'cattle there is  no doubt that meat is more quickly  laid on when they arc restricted ..in  their movements; .but in doing* this  the ^ultimate object is not in main-  training a healthy constitution for a  lengthened period. It is not to be  inferred from what has been said  that animals should be left to face the  full brunt of wet and wind, snow and  frost, and the amount of shelter needed depends very much on the breed,  and whether it is in its natural climate.  Food is the great defender from  cold, and the colder, it is the more is  needed. A well-filled stomach, -ever  though it be of coarse food . with  little food material, seems to act as  a protection against cold, the. bulk  of warm substance acting as an inner lining against loss of teinperature  but the increase of cold should be,  met by additional starchy or fatty  matter which when assimilated, wi'l  generate heat. The well-known experiment on pigs carried out years  ago by Sir John Lawes showed what  a large proportion of the food consumed went lo maintain respiration,  to which starch and oils mainly con  tribule.  dream; who sailetl in to the harbor of  'Cadiz and "singed the - King of  Spain's beard"; who finished a game  of bowls with Lord Howard ere  meeting arid wrecking the Armada,  saying, "There's plenty of time to win  the game and thrash the Spaniards,  too."- The pages of 1-lakluyl preserve  the story, but in the ears of the men  of Devonshire the echoes of "Drake's  drum" arc reverberating still, and  men in the far-flung batllcline - still  find an inspiration in his name.���������Philadelphia Ledger. ^     ^  Better Farming Trains  Are  Inspected by Large  Number of  the People in Saskatchewan  Some interesting facts and figures  were brought to the attention ot the  Saskatchewan legislature when Hon  \V*. R. Motherwell, minister of agriculture, made reply to questions ask-  cd���������by_M. L. Leitch', ALL.A., Morse,  ���������with respect' to the Bctlcr Farming  trains.  Mr. Leitch asked the number of  places visited by the Better Farming  trains, the mileage covered, the number of men, women and children-who  visited the trains in the years 1914-  16, the total cost of operating the  tiains during those j'cars, the assistance received fiom the College of  Agriculture in connection with the  tr.iins, and thc assistance given by  thc railways in operating" the trains.  Hon. W. R. Motherwell replied  that 88 places were visited by ihe  Belter Farming train in 1914, 135 ir.  1915, and 56 in 1916. In 1914 the  mileage covered was 1,3-14 miles..  The next year this increased to 1,-  94c miles, while last year the total  was 810 miles. In 1914 the total attendance was approximately 36,000  in 1915 no less than 18,262 men, 13,-  392 women.and 5,455 children attended, while hist year the totals, were  8,245 men, 5,210. women and 9,218  children.  ME Motherwell stated, that _ the  total cost of operating lire trains' in  1914 was $7,000.70; in 1915, $6,742.02,  and .'in 1916, $4,787.22. The College;of  Agriculture, he stated further, furnished the livestock and many, .other  exhibits'including a car of ������������������mechanical appliances. The college also supplied several jiicmbers .of its regular  staff who acted as lecturers'and demonstrators. \ : V"  Mr. Mollicrwell also slated that the  railway companies interested supplied  the rolling stock and operated the  trains .free of-charge.  Submarines and the (J. S.  Alberta Exporting Timothy Seed  An   important  industry,    that     has  been developed in Al,berta during-the  Visit of' Merchant Sub Now Believed  to  Have Had   Ulterior     ���������**  Motive  Viewed in the light of subsequent  events, may not the visit of the German submarine U-53 to Newport last  October have had an ulterior motive  behind the obvious one? Was this  demonstration of the effectiveness of  the submarine weapon three thousand  miles from the German coasts intended as a menace? Did Germany wish  us to realize the danger to ourselves  if we interfered with her campaign of  f rightfulness? That may well be the  case. Germany has done nothing in  this war on impulse. "The act which  forced a break iii diplomatic relations  was deliberately planned, as every  previous act had been. Thus the invasion of Belgium was an integral  part of German strategy. All the  cruelties perpetrated there and in  other conquered regions were sanctioned by military orders. All the  crimes at sea were committed in cold  blood.    The visit of the U-53  cannot  Market  of  Western " States  Presents  Great Opportunity Says  Edmonton Expert  . "In.Alberta the conditions are exceedingly favorable for the establishment of pulp mills," says A. J. Can-  tih, electrical engineer of Edmonton,  in an article published in The-Paper  TradeTjoiirnalof 'New York.' "TITe  home trade is quite extensive'and'the  neighboring -provinces offer a good  market, as wc could compete favor-"  ably with eastern anel British Columbia manufacturers. Thc freight rates  are in our favor. Then, again, we  have .-remarket in the northwestern  Slates wliich should prove worth.,  while, as there are no pulp mills in  Montana, Idaho, Wyoming,' Nortli  Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.  The' total capacity of pulp mills is not'  over 150,000 tons per year west of ,  thc  Mississippi  river. '"   '  "We have the raw material  in uii���������  limited  quantities". ,Our rivers    offer'  sources   of  cheap  power    unequalled  anywhere wesl    of Winnipeg.    - The  labor  should, offer no unusual  problem, as  there are a  large  number of.'  immigrants  coming  to   this    western  couiit-ry who are from city and indus."'_  trial   centres  who    have     no  idea  of  farming,  and   who    arc  looking    for"  v, ork of some kind.    From this class,  of immigrants .the pulp  mills, should *  draw their supply of. laborers.  "Labor should be plentiful in this -  province^ if wc look at Ihe population  increase since 1901. At that date' -  what is now Alberta had a population  of 63,000, in 1911 the population had  increased to over 360,000, and hi the  census taken in July, 1916, il is estimated that the population is over  550,000. In 1912 and 1913. it, . was.  estimated that-over fifty per cent, of  the population were living in cities  and towns. This percentage ,is altogether too high for an agricultur.il  province, anel labor problems should  be a minimum ejtianity in Alberta.  "Alberta  has - an    area    of 225,2S5  square   miles,   nearly    equal,   to     ihe  state of Texas.   'About 2 per cent, is  occupied  by lakes and   rivers/of-the .  balance about 30 per cent, .is in prai-'.  rie,   and   the   remainder    in   park-like  country  and  heavy  timber.     Il     has  been   estimated   that   there     is     over  1,000,000,000 cords of pulpwood.in ;hc  province;   of   this   approximately   '20  per cent, is in poplar,  15 per cent, in    -  tamarack and jackpine, and  the  balance in spruce of fair size.  "This is enough to insure a plentiful'supply for years to come, no matter how many mills are put in opera-  lion in the near future. All this .  pulp is within easy access of rail-  loaels. We have three transcontinental railways, which offer good ship-  1 ing facilities lo any part of Canada,  the United' States, Asia and-'-Europe.  "Tlie power, available in Albertais  that our rivers,'if harnessed lo mechanical wood pulp; mills alone, would  furnish enough power to manufacture  paper for the whole of western Canada and that part of the United Stat-'  es 'lying west of the Missippi river.  !. "According to Mr. Pinchof, former  Chief of United States Forestry, he  estimated in 1913 that at the present  rate of cutting the stand of spruce in  the Slate of Maine would be exhausted in less than thirty'years. New  Hampshire twenty-five years. New  York less than ten years, Wisconsin  haS no reserve and manufactures  nearly 300,000 tons a year.  "There is-another factor that will  cause our neighbor, Ihe United States  to seek new sources of supply, espe- *  daily those States west of the Mississippi river, and will force "manufacturers to come and locate their  mills in  the province of Alberta.  "While spruce is the predominating  wood in Alberta, there is a large  .quantity of poplar in central Alberta.  This poplar should prove quite an  attraction lo those contemplating the  manufacture of the better quality of  print paper, such as used in books  and  magazines."  A Valuable Discovery  Magnet May Be  Utilized  to  Locats  Sunken Ships  A sub-seu magnet invented by' a  Japanese scientist named Nakahara,  promises to be.instrumental jn locating many of the sunken submarines,  warships and transports wliich have  gone down in comparatively shallow  water.  -Tests of the magnet over the Jap-  cnese naval target grounds recently  brought -to- thc surface thousands of  projectiles fired in ' practice. At the  present price of scrap iron, 600,000  shells which  lie scattered at the  bot-  minion,  and  including  the  value    ofipast two years' is the production    of   tempt to extend the scope of subinar  beintelligibly explained as a mere at-, t0m 'of  the   Japanese  bays    will     be  buildings,  at $41   per acre,  as    com-j timothy seed for export.     I  pared -with $40 last year. 75 cars of timothy seed wcr  British Columbia lands are valued  highest at $118; land in Ontario and  Quebec, $52; Saskatchewan, $23, and  Alberta, %22; Manitoba, $32.  Average monthly wages for farm  help, including board, were $43.23 for  male help and $22.46 for female, as  against $37.10 and $20.20 for 1915.  The average value of horses for  Canada is about the same as 1915,  with "t substantial increase in the  ���������value of other animals. The total  value of farm animals in Canada is  $798,544,000, as compared with $746,-  246,000 in 1915.    .  baith belang ta a puir despised cull-j man loves him?  j,,,r."���������London Morning Post. '    Hc���������He can, bi  She���������Can a man tell when a    wo  nt hc ought not to.  Last year  e exported, the result being the securing of a  revenue of $175,000 to the farmers of  the province. Besides thc seed, thc  straw was used locally for fodder._  Previously the ""Dominion has imported about 250 cars of seed, costing about $600,000, but it should not  be long before this province will be  supplying the entire demand, as the  Alberta seed is of extra good quality-  inc warfare, as was naturally assumed at first. It was an isolated episode.    But if it  be interpreted  as    a  worth  some $3,000,000.  It has been suggested that the  magnet be used to extract the shell  scraps from the soil of European bat.  warning, it needs no explanation.'   lt'tlefields.   The value of this scrap iron  was more than a tcsl to our patience;  it was meant to give us a foretaste of  the consequences of upholding our  own rights and. thc rights of all neutrals. If so, it failed, as other German menaces have failed.���������Philadelphia Ledger.  Willis���������I was at Bump's  day.  Gillis���������Bump  arrested?  lo-  Tcll    me  Nurse���������Oh, dear, ma'am,  the baby  has just swallowed that whole paper: i])C accusation",  of tacks. j      Willis���������FIc  was accused    of���������what  Mrs.  Suffrage-���������How     unfortunate!   d0 you can jt wherc a fellow lies for  Now I will be obliged to put    up allj money?  those suffrage posters    with glue.���������:     'Gillis���������-Politics, diplomacy, or war-  Puck, corresponding?���������Life.  ajone would amount to a very large  stirii. A development of the Nakahara magnet promises to be powei-  ful enough to actually lift sunken vessels from the bottom of the sea. Magnets are now in ruse on land which  are able to elevate a weight of 40,-  000 pounds.  "I forgot myself and spoke angrily  to my wife," remarked Mr. Meckton.  "Did  she  resent it?"  "For a moment. But Henrietta is  a fair-minded per-'on. . After she  thought it over she shook hands with  mc and congratulated . me on mv  bravery."���������Kansas   City Star.  jjv*gr-wr-i':.. '       *t   "-j -v'^'"'-     **���������     "' " ','���������*" ;Tj *���������"   "���������*"-������������������,.    '**'''' "\������ l7lt*'ss  THE      GAZETTE,      HEDLEY,      B.      C.  Good Seed Is Best  Some Remarkable Reports Regarding  Farm, Experiments  in  Saskatchewan  Most interesting facts regarding  improvement in everything rural,  from potatoes and poultry to barns  and farm houses, were revealed at  the fourth annual meeting of the  , agricultural society of the College of  Agriculture, University of Saskalchc-  , van.  This  society is  composed    of    thc  ~ professors  and graduates  of  the  college and the work is in the nature of  aescarch  and  experiment.    Thc  hope  and enthusiasm  which was shown at  ��������� the meeting-points lo excellent    de-  ���������vclopmcnt.    President H. Savillc prc-  <  sided.   The secretary was GT B. Bod-  nian.  ��������� Prof. T.' M. Willing outline'd thc  possibilities for improving the'wilel  fruit of the province. Under his direction, saskatoons, raspberries and  strawberries will be cultivated and  better varieties developed. In his report' he".called attention to thc success with which apples, other than  . crabs, are raised in this region. If ������'s  "department is also doing much to  help weed .inspectors identify weeds.  Prof. Willing is building up, a fine  museum' at the university." Rare  plants and Indian relics are being  collected.  Prof. John Bracken reported on the  work being done by the committee  on field husbandry. Samples of grain  are being distributed to students, with  a view of developing better varieties  and introducing better seeds.  E. A. Lloyd, a student in the Col-  "lege of Agriculture,, has been carrying on .experiments on the farm of  A\. B.-Van Alstyne, "McGee, Sask.,  which have brought some interesting  results. In his report lo the society,  Mr. Lloyd'emphasized the importance of selecting the very best grain  for seed. By using seed selected  v ith great care for a number of years  Ly the university, Mr. Lloyd was able  lo inciease his yield of wheat eight  "bushels per acre on thc same ground  under similar conditions. On stini-  -mc r-fallowed ground the selected  Marquis yielded 45 bushels per acre,  - while the ordinary Marquis produced  ���������only 37'bushels per acre. Taylor's  wonderful wheat fell somewhat below Marquis'in yield last year, but  yielded higher in 1914 and 1915.  Prenrost flax yielded 31 bushels per  acre, while ordinary scrub flax yielded only 17 bushels on similar soil.  The student took six average size  potatoes last spring and cut them  each into as many sets as possible;  thai is, cutting a set for each eye.  'J hese were planted in similar soil  and in the fall he lugged in two  big'sacks of potatoes from'the ��������� six  Rochester -Rose tubers. The six potatoes yielded three bushels. Six  Rural New Yorkers yielded two  bushels,' six Pingree one and three-  quarters, six Irish Cobbler and New  Brunswick potatoes each yielded a  bushel and a half, while the six Early  Ohio .yielded one bushel.  In his alfalfa experiment he found-  that Cossack, a new variety of alfalfa did best. He also found that thc  soil could be successfully inoculated  from old alfalfa fields.  Through a selected -stock of Leghorns and Rhode Island Reds, Mr.  Lloyd found that a considerable increase in egg production had been  effected. -Several hens laiel as many  ns 150 eggs per year. The average  lieu felt she had clone well to lay  60 eggs a year, hc said.   -  "There appears to be very few  really good houses in "the country,"  roads the report of P. Peters, of the  agricultural engineering committee.  "Many people are still living in ths  homestead houses, but many of them  .'re planning to build new houses in  thc near future. This -also applies  to barns. In the poultry industry  there seems lo be. considerable interest, as indicated by-the number and  size of poultry houses and the-  amount of money invested in them.  In connection with the sheep industry there is no such outlay." This  data was collected from replies to  questions sent out. Most of the information was obtained from the  students attending the gasoline short  course.���������Saskatoon  Star.  Water Powers of  , Western Provinces  Valuable Report Justftssued by Commissioner of Conservation  "Water Powers of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta," a well-  bound and attractively illustrated  volume just issued by the Commission of Conservation, forms a valuable contribution to tlic_, authentic literature respecting the natural resources of Western Canada. This report, by Leo G. Denis and J. B.  Challics, comprises thc results of  special surveys by thc Commission of  Conservation and a compilation of  u-cords from other reliable sources.  As a compendium of all available data . on the subject, it is'-particularly  valuable for reference purposes.  While the Prairie Provinces, as a  whole, are not lavishly endowed with  ���������uatcr-powcrs, the report demonstrates that thc utility of their rivers for  power developments" can be vastly  enhanced through proper storage of  flood waters. At present, in the absence of conservation dams, and of  adequate natural regulations, the  great volume of flow is lost during  high water seasons. Methods of development to- ensure the maximum  utilization are now being carefully  worked out on the Winnipeg, Bow  and other large rivers. Thc more  rortherly regions possess numerous  sites of great potential value for  pulp, electro-chemical and'other special industries.  The report just issued is the second in thc series on water-powers in  Canada to be published bv the Commission of Conservation. The third  volume, "Water.- Powers- of British  Columbia," which is now in press,  will complete' the Commission's general inventory of this itcni of the  Dominion's natural wealth.  What Edison  Thinks About Music  Earth May Go Up in Smoke  A Wonderful Watch  Has  Would Insist on'That  He had proposed and been accepted. "I suggest," he said, "that we do  without a lot of the fuss-and-feather  business of marriage; wc will go  away somewhere by ourselves, deai;  there will be no flourish, no cards, no  ceremony "  Whereupon the girl indignantly interrupted with the observation: "My  clear, we may dispense with the flourish, but I shall certainly insist upon  a ceremony."���������Boston  Transcript.  Bird Treaty Ratified  Ratifications of the treaty between  Great Britain and the United Slates  for the .protection of insectivorous  bird.s on both sides of the Canadian  'boundary, which was signed August  16, were exchanged at the State Department at Washington on Dec. 7th  by Ambassador Spring-Rice and Secretary of Slate Lansing. So fnr as  is known, it is the first treaty of thc  kind  ever negotiated.  American Mechanical Engineer  a Swiss Watch That Is a  Wonder   "  What is unquestionably a great  masterpiece of both mechanical construction and artistic workmanship  is presented in the form of a watch  recently finished by a well-known  Swiss watchmaker for James W.  Packard, an American mechanical  engineer.  The watch is necessarily larger  than the conventional timepiece.  In fact it is intended to be  kept in a highly-finished1 wooden  box which is fastened to a wall.  From the box extends a silken cord  which can be pulled when Hie owner  wishes to know the time by the  striking of the hours, quarter-hours,  and minutes.  Strictly speaking the watch is  more of the nature of a -clock, and  is provided with a"clock movement.  Its mechanism automatically strikes  the hours and ,, the quarter-hours,  while the repeater mechanism, which  is released by a spring, strikes the  hours and quarter-hours and exact  minutes that are indicated on the  dial by the hands. Aside from "the  usual hour, minute, and second  hands, the watch contains a movement suitable for timing an event  or an operation to the fraction of a  second, in the form of a split-second  hand and a fifth-second hand. Two  additional dials are also inclined to  indicate respectively the number of  minutes and the number of hours  which have elapsed during the actual  use of the split-second mechanism.J  Another interesting feature is the  perpetual calendar which makes" allowances for the 31, 30 and 28-day.  months, and even the 29 days of  February each leap-year. The phases  of the moon can be instantly determined by referring to a" crescent-  shaped opening in the upper, centre  of the dial. Lastly, a most.useful attachment is incorporated in the watch  to indicate when the gong movement  and the watch movement were last  wound.  The gold used in the case of the  watch is 18-carat and weights nearly  seven ounces^ Three-Separate mechanisms are required to perform the  various functions of the watch; two  of them are wound by Turning the  winding stem in one direction and  the remaining movement wound by  turning the winding stem in tire opposite direction.  Is Going to Make Seme Real Music  -   That Will Surprise .Everybody  Apropos of Edison's seventieth  birthday tlie other day:    ,  "Were the age called upon to pay  to Thomas A. Edison all it owes to  him, thc age would have to make an  assignment," is the- way thai one of  the earliest associates of the great  inventor, who celebrates his .seventieth birthday today, summed up a  friend's opinion of Edison.     ���������"  "Wc were sitting in front of a log  fireplace while, the snow fell silently  without, and the talk drifted lo olel  limes. The story was told of how  Mr. .Edison in the ' days at Menlo  Tark, when the difficulties connected  with perfecting the incandescent  lamp seemed almost insurmountable,  had said:  "Just wait a little while and we'll  make electric light so cheap thai only  the wealthy can offord to buy candles."  One of his old associates found  him working over' the -disk phonograph one day.  "I'm" going to make some real music with that," Edison said to him.  "You've only had approximate "music  up to now."  "I didn't know you were a musician  Mr. Edison," said the visitoi.  "Lots of- things the musicians  don't know," he- replied. "Wagner  couldn't sing���������couldn't play a common waltz. But he could write  music���������wrote il out of his head. 1'n.  studying lire laws of music, laws of  sound. You'll see? They laugh at  me,  but I'm  getting  there."  Thc late violinist Remenyl used to  call at the old Edison office in New  York. Some one asked Mr. Edison  if he remembered the* visits.  "I remember him well," Mr. Edison replied. "I was working on the  phonograph. He used to come to  No. 65 after his concerts and talk.  Pie was a long-winded talker. I  think he was a Socialist or something. He would sit -there talking,  and by-and-by start playing most  beautiful music���������wailing, soft music. He'd play two _ or three thousand  dollars' worth  every night."  "Didn't you get him to play __ once  for the phonograph?" Mr. Edison  was asked.  "Yes, but -the phonograph wasn't  working well in those days, so it  didn't do him justice.- He slood on a  soapbox and played for me one night,  and when he finished tears were rolling down his cheeks. M asked him  what the matter was, and he said it  always made him cry to hear good  music."  France to Use*.  Manitoba Seed Wheat  The Fleet Our "All in All"  Never before did an Empire such  as ours exist, drawing its sustenance  and martial strength from the seas,  anel that factor, unique in* human annals, invests Ihe new regime at the  Admiralty and at sea, with an importance which cannot well be exaggerated. The fleet is our "all in all,"  and in thc light of what it has done  in the past two and a half years or  so we have thc forecast of what it  can yet elo to assist in gaining an  overwhelming victory.-���������Loudon Telegraph.  , "Have you the firmness that enables you to go on anel elo your duty  in the face of ingratitude and ungenerous criticism?"  "I ought to have, 1 once cooked  for a camping party." ��������� Washington  Star.  Canadian Soldiers Grow Vegetables  Canadian units in England have  been ordered to turn their activities  i.artially to vegetable growing this  spring, with a view- to augmentation  of thc supply of home-grown food.  Suitable plots on camp districts arc  to be cultivated by the soldiers. -  Experiments Prove Quick    Germination and This Seed Strongly Recommended  .Manitoba wheat growing experiments have been extensively carried  cut under the patronage of the recognized municipal government syndicates in southern France, especially  in the departments of Var, Vaucluse,  Gard and Bassis Pyrenees,, and have  met with such unqualified sttcces*-  that the southern and southwestern  farming ���������**��������� ndicates have, by means  of the press, pamphlets and public  meetings, strongly urged upon the  farmers all over the district watered  by the lower Rhine and Garonne and  Gironde and comprising .a most fertile district, two-fifths the total area  of. France, to use Manitoba wheat for  spring  seeding purposes.  Tt has been found that Manitoba  wheat in France germinates quicker,  comes out strongcrand ripens earlier  than any other kind, and that consequently the farmer gets an earlier  arid better;, crop than by using other  wheat seed.  . Manitoba -wheat seed has actually  produced crops in France-that could  be garnered in three months after  seeding. ;"  It is certain that a great demand  for Manitoba wheat for seeding purposes in southern France can be expected, as the recommendation of the  French regional farmers' syndicates,  which are entirely officered by competent, practical, scientific and well-  to-do landowners and wealthy agriculturalists, are always acted upon by  that keen and money-making class,  tire French farmer.  If the farmers 'of. the Beaucc district, which is the largest wheat producing region in France, follow, as is  likely, the example of their more  southern brethren, hundreds of thousands of bushels of Manitoba wheat  will'soon find their way to France  for spring seeding' purposes.  Scientist  Thinks  There  Is   Sufficient  Radium Deposits to do Job  Nearly 1,900 years ago St. Peter  wrote in the third chapter of his second epistle t-  Bul the day of the Lord will conn:  as a thief in the night; in which thc  heavens shall pass away with a' great  noise, and the elements shall melt  ���������with' fervent-heat, the earth also an-1  the works that' are therein shall be  burned up.  And today, writing in the Electrical  Experimenter, FJ. Gcrnsback* says:  If we place a thermometer into a  phial containing a minute, quantity of  radium bromide; the purest coniiucr-  'cial radium, the mercury will indicate  a temperature 2.7 degrees hotter than  the temperature outside of the phial.  The heal radiated from one speck of  ladiunt bromide does not' grow less  as the days and months, nay, years  and centuries roll by.  In order belter to comprehend  what this means, let^t us compare il  with coal.   This is what wc find:  According to Prof. Soddy, a gram  of pure tadiuin evolves 133 calories  of heat an hour. In one year (8,760  hours) the same gram of radium  evolves 1,160,000 calorics. In 2,500  years���������thc length of lime radium will  evolve energy���������2,900,000,000 calories  will be developed, while a gram ' of  coal evolves 2,200 calories of heat.  Anel radium is by no means .as  scarcc as most people believe. Radium emulations have been found in  springs, in the air, in rocks, etc., and  this has given rise to an extraordinary  theory regarding the evolution of the  worlds.  When the famous Swiss-Italian  Simpion tunnel was constructed some,  years ago, totally unforseen circumstances arose which made the work  most difiicut. Although this tunnel  is far above sea level, the heal became unendurable as the work progressed. Artificial cooling had lo be  resorted to in order lo allow the  .workmen to proceed with their work.  Prof. Jolly then made the-discovery  that the rocks of thc Simpion contained radium," which, accounted for  thc unexpected high teinperature  within  thc  mountain.  From this Joly has built up a new  theory of evolution, and while revolutionary in the extreme it is most  plausible and gains more adherents  each year.  Lord Kelvin deduced thai if the  carlh contained only two parts of radium per million million���������and a great  deal more is actually found in the  rocks and crusl of our globe���������this  minute quantity would raise the temperature of the earth's core 1,800 degrees C. in 100,000,000 years. Theie  being no escape for the imprisoned  heat���������the earth's crust being an exceedingly bad heat conductor���������Prof.  Joly argues with us thai as ihe ages  roll by the interior of the carlh must  become hotter and hotter, l-mally  after thc end of millions of years, the  crust must give way to this tremendous heat from within and the bursting earth must go up in" flames, becoming a burning gas ball, just as wc  see our sun today.  Boy Scout Notes  A Proficiency Badge to be Known as  the  Starman's Badge  of Merit  The  annual  meeting   of  the   Canadian   General   Council     of   the     Boy  Scouts Association which is fixed by  by-law  for  the    third     Saturday    in  February will not be held until April  21st.     The   annual   meeting  has    always been held while Parliament was  in  session, but on  account of Parliament adjourning, il was  thought advisable to postpone the meeting until  the     legislators      reassemble.     -The  Council     is     representative    of    the"  movement at large throughout Canada  and  of the educational,  religious,'  industrial and commercial life of the  Dominion.     Meetings  of  the  Executive Committee of the Canadian General Council are held in Ottawa from .  time   to   time  throughout    the    year   '  for^ the   disposal  of urgent  business.  There has been a lime in every  man's life wlici*^ he has been seized  villi a desire to know something  about the ..wonders of the skies. Our  universe (as we call all the created  tilings) is so wonderful, 'so awe-inspiring, that il almost seems too  sacred to speak of. Certainly, words  can only convey an infinitely small  idea of the grandeur 'and majesty of  the; Jieavons. No more interesting o'r  inspiring subject could -be imagined.'  For this very reason it was included  in the Boy Scouts' curriculum. It  has been the: aim of the movement '  to inspire boys to high and lofty  ideals. An earnest study of such a  .subject could have no oLher effect.  As an inducement to the pursuance  of this subject the Association offers  a proficiency badge, known as the  Starman's   Badge  of  Merit.     To  win  A Verbal Flood  "When I got home at 2 this morning my wife met me in the hall, and  for   a   full   minute   she   regarded   me  in silence,"  "At length she spoke?"  Yes, also she -"-poke at length,"*  Mrs. Youngbride���������If ' you -have a  nice fresh lamb, I'd like the chops  please.  Butcher���������Wc killetl a lamb only  yesterday, iiia'm. Mow many chops  would you like?  Mrs. Youngbride���������How many?  Why, I thought a lamb had only two.  "What was it your husband want id  to sec mc about?" Mrs Ncwlywcd  ���������"I think hc wanted to borrow a.  couple of hundred dollars from you.  The poor boy is anxious lo get out  of   debt."���������Boston   Transcript.  No Invisible Ink  Messages Permitted  Rigid Regulations Provide Also  For  Examinations of Persons and  'Baggage  An order in council has been passed under the war measures act making it a criminal offence for any person to send from Canada by post or  otherwise "any letter, document, or  substance containing any written  matter- which is not visible or legible  unless the . mediiun in which it is  written is subjected-to heat or some  other treatment, or any letter, document, or substance in which any other means for secretly.communicating  information is used."  Other provisions of thc order apply to falsification of passports, etc.  It is also provided that any person  arriving-in or departing from Canada  may be required to make a declaration as to whether or not he is carrying or conveying any letters or  other written messages intended to  be transmitted by post or otherwise  delivered, and, if so required, shall,  produce to the person making the requisition any such letters or messages  'and the competent naval or military  authority or person authorized by  him, or immigration officer, customs  officer, or police officer may search  any such person and any barrage  with a view to ascertaining whether  such person, or the" person ��������� to whom  thc baggage belongs is carrying or  convcying any such letters or messages. The authorized officer may  examine any letters or other messages so produced or found on such  search, and may transmit them to an  officer appointed lo censor postal  correspondence.  one of these badges the contender  must, among other things, ha\ c a  general knowledge of the nature and  movements of the stars. He must be  able to point out anel name six constellations. In addition, he is ic-  c.uircd lo have a general knowledge  'of the positions and movements of  lire earth, sun anet moon, and of tides",  eclipses, - meteors, comets. <->*" -soots  and  planets.  In an effort lo'tiSais,! tuc Uo-.i, i.  the. study., of this and many othc  subjecls a book known as "Boy"  Scout Tests and Flow to Pass Them"  was recently published in 'vngland.  Il is intended to explain how .r Scout  may set about passing his tests, and  to give him all thc theoretical knowledge rcquiicel. A copy is already in  the hands of many Canadian Scouts.  Lieut.-General Sir Robert Baden-  Powell, Chief Scout, and author of  numerous books, dealing with boy  life, recently completed a new work  known as the Wolf Cub's Handbook.  Written in a breezy and intcrcstin-T  manner, the book- is devoted to a  thorough study of the ��������� Wolf Cub  movement. Its object seems to  have been lo explain in as simple  language as possible the different  tests, so thai the Cubs might be able  lo read up the requirements of the  various tests without having to wade  through large books to get the information required.  Re-Writing World Law  Sonic people get shot, some get  shell. An actor and a retired army  man were discussing the perils of  their  respective  callings.  "How would you like to stand there  with shells bursting round you?" the  soldier demanded.  "Well,"   replied   the     other,  "it  pends upon thc age of the egg!"  Cyrus Townsend Brady in the New  York Times  Do wc wish Germany or England  and France to draw up the new  code? We know perfectly well what  Germany's views are upon international law. They are based upon the  principle : of      expediency. Their  watchword is "might makes right."*  The working out of this principle i-3  seen in, invaded, outraged, : ravaged,"  deported Belgium; in the vvrcck-  strewn. sea; in the brutal arid cynical  disregard, of neutral right arid ' non-  combatant privilege; in devastated  Serbia; In the .persecution of Christian ArmeniaVb'y- Moha'mmcndan Turkey; in the death in every 'circumstance of horror and shame of 600,-  000 peaceful, orderly people in Asia  Minor, with the concentration of as  many more in pestilential camps  where they starve, contract disease  and die. Do we wish international  law written in these terms?  The victory of England and France  and their allies will mean a new international law in Which every prescription, merciful and humane, of  the old law will hc re-written and  many more added. In the rewriting  of this ne.v law, should it be devolved upon these poWcrs, we will have  a part. To have international law* rewritten in terms of civilization and  humanity and the righteousness  which is of God would almost be  worth the awful expenditure of blood  rind treasure. For such a code of  law it would be possible, I think, to .  organize an international police force  which could compel would-be rccalci.  Irani "nations  to  respect it.  Which  group of powers do  we de  sire   to   sec  rc-writc     Internationa  de-  She���������They      must      be      engaged.*     "Briggs seems  to  be a  temperance  That's her fourth dance with him this j crank of the extrcmest kind,"  evening, . , "I   should  say    he    is!     Why,    he  He���������That's no sign, [won't have anything    to    do      with  She���������Isn't it? You don't know how stocks because they frequently take a  he dances. 'drop,  law? There can be but one answer-  to that question. Fully appreciating,  then, the importance lo us of this issue of the war, can wc under an-/  conditions sit calmly by anel see England and Franco and Italy starved to  death by an utterly immoral blockade?    Wc cannot.    Wc must not.  Mr.s. Maloney���������"How" do ye loike  the new kitchen cabinet that your  Moikc  bought  ycz?    Is it  helpful?"  Mrs. Casey���������'"Tis not 'tis the most  hclpliss piece of furniture Oi ivir  owned. Shu re, whin ye want to  throw something at yure ould man  ycz hov got to look through a bally  card index an hour before ycz foind  out   where  vc -kaoc  the  rollin'  Din." < -���������''.*.$'������������������������,'' - f :���������>:'��������� '^57;- "i ������&;������$*%������������������'>��������� &  'TJV,      (J7LZETT  HEDLEY.  B.  Ofl  -'tar-  A BRIGHT TOBACCO OF THE FINEST QUALITY  10 CENTS PER PLUG  A   Matter of Protection  Actoi���������1 bay, old man, I wish you'd  advance rue $5 and take it out of my  first week's .salary.  Manager���������But my dear fellow, suppose il happened thai 1 couldn't pay  your first week's sah.rv, where would  I be?     '  I  Y;'i.������:il  Y&<<$F?'Hi&.  his story���������[ suppcjC any girl would  have been. It was romantic, and il  was odel, and 1 dare say I've thought  more abouL hiin and about his troubles, than about anything else. I dare  say, too, I showed that," she grew  very red as she made th's confession,  ''when I went into the room and saw  him lying ill. But I did what I did,  and look care of the boy, not only for  lhe father"s sake, but thc sou's, and  so you can tell Mr. Ciprian." She  ! rose lo her feet. "And I don't want  j ever to sec him again," she said steadily  'i!.> ill1'  "Era every Jhosae Slcasi.9s UuU  ;Jf meat has earned its place in  i - the medicine chest as a relief  from pains and aches.  Quickly penetrates loithotst rah-  hing and soothes tho soreness.  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She  had got over her first horror and dismay, and set herself the task of listening and replying quietly to this  most unexpected attack.  "You can set your mind at.rest, and  his too," she said when Mrs. Lowndes  paused for breath. "I certainly never dreamed of marrying Mr. Ciprian.  I don't deny that I  was touched    bv  The convenient soda biscuit  becomes a real treat when it's  relief,  unconsciously perhaps  "That's well," she said. "For marriage between equals is thc host, and  Lord and Lady Moorhampton could  never have got on with you for their  son's wife, after all thc'lroublc yrou've  raised about Mi. Wright."  A fresh spasm of amazemertt seized the girl.  "Mr. "Wright!" echoed she indignantly. "Do you mean to say that  they will remain good friends with  him w'hen once they hear all that he  did to Lord Moorhamplon's son���������  from his own lips!"  Mrs. Lowndes threw al her a peculiar look, anel Mabin suddenly, realized for the first lime that her own account of what happened at the City  office was discredited, and that Toe  "Wright had given a version of the  story which had been accepted by  the family.  But then there was Ciprian himself! Would not hc have told _ the  housekeeper his opinion of Wright?  Would he not have confirmed Alabin's  account of thc attack in the office?  A sudden spasm of doubt assailed  her. Had she indeed herself made a  ghastly mistake? She had heard the  voice of thc assailant, but had not  seen him. Was it some person other  1 than Wright who had tried to murder  Ciprian?  Confused, bewildered and doubtful,  the  girl   stood  turning    over      these  things in  her mind, and  the    housekeeper,  not al all anxious  lo answer  the question bhe had put, watched tier  furtively.  At last Mabin walked to the door.  "Well,"   she  said,  "I   don't    understand you,  Mrs. Lowndes.    You be  ran by being as anxious as I was to  keep Air. Ciprian hidden until he was  well.   And you didn't deny it was because  you  didn't  trust . Mr. _ Wright*.  If you have changed your mir.d about  him, and if you think it doesn't matter that he should know where    Air.  Ciprian is. I can't say anything more.  I  only  hope you  won't    leave      off  watching him, even if, vou think he is  safe." \  "He's safe enough���������as long as he's  ill," said the housekeeper significantly- :.- i  Mabin understood that this was an.  other aspersion upon her own supposed designs, and-.she burst into  tears.  The housekeeper appeared to relent a little at that, and went towards  her with vague words of consolation  on her lips. But 'Mabin would have  none of them. Sobbing still, she went  out of the room without, any more  words and stole upstairs to" ,the  schoolroom, where, in spite of the  ���������housekeeper's' . fulminations, she  thought it wise to,keep the door ajar,  that she might hear if there were any-  new attempt on the part of Joe  Wright to get into the sick room in  the dark wing.  It was about half an hour later that  Lady Moorhamplon's* maid came to  ask her if she would go to the boudoir, as her ladyship, wanted to speak  to her.  If she had not already been prepared for thc worst, the expression of  stealthy interest on the maid's face  would have, told Mabin to expect a  stormy interyiew. As it was, the girl  had just undergone such an uncx-'  pecledly trying ordeal at the hands  of Airs. Lowndes, that she felt as if  she could bear no more. Nevertheless, she could not choose, anel she  had to obey the summons.  She rose from her chair by the  fire, and followed the maid without a  word, white, tremulous, miserable,  agitated, wondering what the verdict  upon her conduct was going to be.  she  had  never been  in  before.    The  atmosphere of luxury and the charm  "It was for a reason, a strong reason," said Mabin.  Lady Moorhampton made an impatient movement with . her right  hand.  "Oh, pray don't enter into all that  absurd rigmarole again. I know that  you arc a person of defective intelligence, that you take wild "fancies into your head, and that you think  yourself at_ liberty to be insolent to  your superiors ou the strength of  them. We are all accustomed to  litem now, Lp'rd Moorhampton as!  well as the rest of us. We put up  with you and your insolence as long  as we could, because you brought the  child here, thc boy Julius.    But rcai  Good Going  A  Northumberland     county     (Ontario) man says in part: "One of our  good old cooks said Ihe other day, ino  reply to a query about the nature of.  the   forthcoming   dinner.     'Men-'     he  said,  'you   don't   seem   to  understand  army cooking.    Wc just throw everything into   the   pot  and   offer-   up  a  prayer.    If it  burns  you'll    have" a  roast, and if it boils you'll    have-  a,  slew, and there you are.'"  of  harmony  and  taste���������not.  that    of  ly, you have gone too far now,    and  we can't stand it any longer. I am'  sorry, but you must leave thc house.  And at once, please. I have ordered  a fly to be sent for, and that your  box is to be put on it. You understand? Your salary will be paid you,  of course. What is owing? You can  reckon it up to a month from now,  and I,will give it you."  Mabin, who had lislencd quietly,  though a red spoL of color had~come  inlo each of her pale checks, raised  her head quickly.  "I will take no money from you,  Lady Aloorhanrpton," she said in a  tone quite as haughty as that of the  older woman. "There was no question of salary, at any time. I came  with-julins because I love him, and���������  "Oh, yes, yes. Very good of you,  of course, and devoted, and all that.  But it's not quite what we'want for  the boy. So you must go. Goodbye. I will say all that is necessary  to Lord Moorhampton."  Mabin almost slaggered. So she  was to -be discharged not like a disgraced scivant, but like an intruder,  an unwelcome anel .distasteful person  who has forced his way inlo respectable circles and who must be trot rid  of at all costs.  (To Bc'Continucd.)  Lady Moorhampton, bul of thc up  holstcrcr and dressmaker���������were conspicuous and striking and Alabiu understood, as she had failed to do before, thc sort of charm wliich this  woman, who knew so well hotv to set  off her personal gifts to advantage,  could exercise over her too u easygoing husband.  This room seemed to open to the  girl a new world, of beauty, and lux-  uiy, anel thc softer side of life.  > Lady Moprhamplon knew how to  fit herself to her surroundings, and  looked, so Mabin thought, like a  queen, as she sat, in her handsome  dress, among thc cushions of the sofa.  "I hear you have been insulting my  biother," she said coldly, scarcely-  condescending to turn her head away  fiom the dog, and iiWhc direction of  thc secretary'.  "I  don't  think so."  Lady Moorhampton moved impatiently. Mabin was beneath her attention, and could not expeel lo carry-  on a discussion with her superiors.  "Oh, bul you did. Hc says so. And  he is worthy of credit, while you arc  nol. You have proved yourself unworthy of belief. For this is not the  first lime you have shown your paltry, mean spite against 'him. Why  I'm sure  I don't know."  "I have no spile against Air.  Wright."  "You told him to leave the house,"  cried Lady 'Moorhampton sharply.  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This is the first lime, ' so  far as can be learned, that the flesh  of thc whale has been introduced fertile American table-    In Japan, however, it forms an important part    of  the diet for the poorer classes, and in  New  Zealand  large  c-uantities  of    it  are canned for South Sea    islanders.  A humpback whale will yield as much  as 80,000 lbs- of meat, in addition to  blubber, oil, and bone.    Thc flesh is  of  coarse  grain,  and  when   prepared  has a distinctive flavor that is somewhat similar to that of venison.    But  besides being palatable, 98 per cent,  of thc material it contains is digestible, a ratio that is 7 per cent- higher  than ordinary beef.      The    adversion  which persons in this country usually  manifest  when  attenipls     arc    made  to  encourage    the consumption      of  things  known  domestically    but not  popularly looked upon as  foods, has  not been  experienced    in    California  with whale meat.    A few weeks ago  five tons of the meat was retailed in  Los Angeles at 14 cents a pound.  No Asthma Remedy Like It. Dr.  J. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy is  distinctly different from'Other so-called remedies. Were this not sb it  would not have continued its great  work of relief until known from  ocean to ocean for its wonderful val  TO ST0PBAD COUGH  Soothe '. Dry,   Irritated  Throat  With  Parmint  Srrup.    Says This Old-Fashioned  ���������   Cough Medicine la the Best  We are told tli.it the old  time remedies art  best  and  invariably   contain .less  harmful   yet  'better  nieclicine  titan  thee  wliich  are  in   use  today.     This   being   so,   undoubtedly   the   following  old   fashioned  recipe   which     is   quick  'acting will   be welcomed  by  many  as    there  Eeems to be  a-regular epidemic of coutfhs  at  the   present   time.     Secure   fiom   your   druggist 1  ounce Paimint  (double strencth),  take  this   home  and   add   to   it  a   quarter   pint   of  hoi: water and 4 ounces of granulated sugar,  stir  until   dissolved.       Take     I   tablcspoonful  four  times   a   day.   ' No  more   racking    your  whole body  with  a  cough.     Clogged  nostrils  should open, air passages of your head should  clear and your breathing become easy.   , Par-  mint, syrup   is  pleasant  to  take,  easy   to  pre-  Ivpare   and   costs   little.     Every   person     who  I has  a   stubborn   cough,  hard   cold   or   catarrh  'in  any  form   should  give  this  prescription  a  trial.  Any druggist can supply you, or. a bottle  will be sent or receipt of 75c, postal note or  money order." Address International -"Laboratories. 74 St. Antbnie St.. Montreal; Canada.  -     Proved  "Is your wife economical?"  "Very.    Look at the   .clothes  she makes mc wear."  that  There .s more Catarrh in this section ol  fhe_ country than all other diseases' put to-  fether and for years it was supposed to be  ���������ncurable. Doctors prescribed local remed.es  and by constantly failing to cure with local  treatment pronounced it incurable. Catarrh  is a loca disease,. greatly influenced' by con"  .titutional conditions and therefore requires  const.tut.onal treatment. Hall's c2tairh  ������",'-', -naau/actured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,  Toledo, Oh.o is a constitutional remedy/^  fn I? "&aaM* can? acts through the Blood  ������n the Mucous Surfaces x>f the Svste-u fin-  Hundred Dollars reward,"., offered for ���������v  iase that Hall's Catarrh: Cure fails tocur*  Send  for  circulars and  testimonials  "   CHENEY  &  CO., Toledo,  Ohio.  Sickly  babies���������little  ones  who  are  troubled    wilh    their    stomach    and  bowels; whose teething is painful; digestion bad and  who    cannot    sleep  well���������can be made heallhy and happy wilh  Baby's   Own  Tabids-    Concerning the Tablets Mrs. Wilfrid Damons,  Val  Brilliant,  Que.,*    writes:���������  "Please  send me  a box    of    Baby's  Own Tablets as I would not care to  be without them.    I have used them  for constipation and vomiting and am  well pleased with the result."      The  Tablets are sold by medicine dealers  or  by mail  at  25  cents  a box  from  Thc    Dr-    Williams'    Medicine'   Co.,  Brockville, Ont.  Careless Hero  The Morning Caller���������Vos"* you zc  man vot safe mine little boy from  drowning yesterday?  The Rescuer-���������Yes, I am.  The  Morning  Caller-���������Zen   "vhers'sj  his cap?���������London  Skethc.  The Poor Man's Friend.���������Put up in  small bottles that are easily portable  and sold for a very small sum, Dr.  Thomas' Electric Oil possesses more  power in concentrated form than one  hundred times the quantity of many  unguents. Its cheapness and the varied uses to which it can be put make  it the poor man's friend. No dealer's  stock is  complete without it.  Never Can Tell  He���������Do- you think your father  would consent to my marrying you?  She���������He might. Father's so eccentric. *-**--  uc. Kellogg's, the foremost and best  of all asthma remedies, stands upon  a reputation founded in the hearts of  thousands who have known its benefit. *  'Weed's KiesBkofiiB*  Tha Great English, Uem������*������.  J. ones and invigorates the lrhols  nezvoufl Bj'etem, makes new Blood  n .,., ,r in old Veins, Cures Nervous  Dcbaity.Mtntal and Brain Worry, Vespon.  ecnev. Loss of hnergv, Palpitation cf tha  r'Tf' ^'linpZIemorv. Price $1 per box. tia  forSfl. One will pleaoe, eix will euro. SoldbyaU.  Druggists or mailed in plain pkg. on receipt  of ���������  Ence. Nrwpamphlrt mailed free. THE WOOD  lEPIClN-fCO..TCB0KT0. OSri (Fwwn"} WWsaJ  all  Newly Wed, Apparently  Doctor���������You    must    give    up  sweet things-  Patient���������Good      heavens,    doctor  Musi I divorce my wife?  Large Lumber Exports  From British Columbia  Over thirty million feet of lumber  board measure, were exported from  the province of British Columbia  during the year 1916, according to  the Industrial Progress and Commercial Record. ^,Of this, 1,800,000  feet went to Australia, 124,000 feet to  New Zealand, 10,000,000 feet to Great  Britain, 11,360,000 feel to South Africa, 2,600,000 feet to Japan, 62,899,000  feet to China, 40,000 feet to Siberia.  9-18,000 feet to Fiji, and 627,000 feet  I to Peru.  Minard's Liniment for  where.  Sale   Everv-  . ?-. J-  Sold  by Druggists, 75c  , His Bit  Small Boy (to wounded Tommy in  street)���������"If you ever feel that a' little excitement would buck you up,  my scooter is 'always at your service."���������Windsor Magazine.^  Wise mothers who know the virtues of Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator always have it at hand,  because it proves  its  value.  No Doubt About That  "What! Paid $50 for a hat. Woman,  arc you mad?"  "No; but it's plain  to be seen, that  you are-"  No Peace for Him  v. Willie, was  out walking    with    his  mother, whejn she thought she saw a  boy on   thc  other  side  of the  street  making faces at her darling.  "Willie," asked mother, "is that  horrid boy making faces at you?"  "Pie is," replied Willie, giving his  coat a tug.. "Now, mother, don't start  any peace talk���������you just hold niy coat  for about five minutes."���������Exchange.  Dull and Depressed.  When off colour suspect your liver. But  .���������and it is a- very big but���������don't vreaken  your system by taking strong purgative**  or blood-chilling salts. Follow the nature-  way. Strengthen your liver.and borvels by  - means of Dr. Cassell's Instant Relief, and  bright health will follow natural action oi  the reinrigorated organs. r  Take Dr. Cassell's Instant" Relief for  constipation, biliousness, torpid liver, sick  headache, dizziness, specks before the. eyes,  flatulence and windy spasms, acidity, heartburn, impure Wood, and that dull, heavy  feeling which is a sure indication of liver  troubles. ,  Ask for Dr. Cassell's Instant Relief.  Price 50 Gents, from all Druggists and  Storekeepers,  or direct from tho Sole Agents for Canada,  Harold F. Uitchio and Co.. 10, ITcCaul-street,  Toronto.    "War Tax. 2  cents extra.  Dr. Cassell's Instant Relief is tho companion  preparation to Dr. Cassell's Tablets.  Sole Proprietors: Dr. Cassell's Co., ������td,  Manchester, England,'  .''Cas'sell's,^  'ili'jy.  XI  2> -V^r-^ j  Minard's Liniment' Cures Dandruff.  The Horse's Shottlclers  When thc spring work begins it is. ���������  high lime to give thc horse's should-J  crs proper attention.       To    work    a'  'lorse with a sore shoulder is barbarous.   The collar should fit so that one  can easily get  thc hand between  the  bottom o_f it and the horse's  throat.  If Jit is  too  large it  will be  sure  to  make the neck sore, and if too small  it  will  choke  when  the  horse  pulls.  Never use a pad under, a collar so as  to  make  it fit;  a pad  keeps  all    air  out  from under  tire  collar and    the  shoulders soon scald in hot weather.  The first thing to do -when going to  :work a  colt is  to sec  whether  there  is a collar to fit him-    If not, go and  buy one.  mm  1153  Pa's Interpretation  "Pa,    what    docs  it  .mean  about  riches  having wings?"  I     "It means beware of taking    fliers  ' in the stock market, my son-  For'Duty ol_  the Coast of Canada.  A* r,   P/3CaM������nS.nr immediate service as officers in  !n A* p      i Nfval Patrols are requested from ex-officers  SflWrfl? the Naval Reserve, or men holding  Sto������������ C5rS-fic?te������In the Mercantile karine.    Seamen,  ^ ������ ������!?       ,Sme R������0m Ratings are also wanted at once.  PAY ������^/?  *������*$  $2*5������  Per day and  $30.00 monthly and  upwards to dependents.    Men   from $105  oer  dav   ami  ^parahon allowance. Must be sons of British .u&SZ IgLllV^  Men from 18 to 38 are wanted also for immediate service in  the Overseas Division of the R. N. C. V. R    ExpeXZenol  n^el^ry-accepted recruits proceed at once to England  for training.   Pay $1.10 ������ dayvnd upu;ards,  Separation as irTCE.F.  APPLY   TO   THE   NEAREST    NAVAL'"  RE.  CRUITING STATION  ������r to-,Ite���������1J,*ya11 Recruiting Secretary,  30S Wellington St, Ottawa.  <*������������������***?- ���������.-'J*?: k?'VAV'. ife'i'?:  SAvfe  ���������HiB^^^^^^^^B  THE     GAZETTE,      HEDLEY,      B.      C.  Coleman & 60.  ������ ������ *���������������>  "The Big Store''  General  Merchants  KEREMEOS, B. C.  about half an hour nncj not one  of thoni leaked a shilling. Later  on Edgar Dynes spent a couple  of hours in the print shop, but  a careful search of the premises  after he left failed to disclose  a dime, a nickel or a postage  stamp. Conklin never got into  the printing office, but he had  been in the Bible business for  years and probablj*- was accustomed to taking his Henry  Stege and a clove on the run.  It may be that the politicians  of this district have had peculiar previous experiences. Even  Shatford appeared nervous and  jumpy and left the door open  when he called. We never  could get around the counter  to close and lock that door before he had remembered a very  pressing engagement. They are,  indeed, a strange bunch of politicians in this district.  MONTHLY REPORT  The Nickel Plate  Barbe^snop  SATISFACTORY, SANITARY  TONSORIAL SERVICE  Thjs shop it equipped with  ,   Baths   and   all   the   latest  Electrical  Appliances.  W.T.BUTLER, - Prop.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year - $2.00  "   (Uniteel States)  '2.50  Advertising Rates  Measurement, li lines lo the inch.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, $1.25 for one insertion, 25 cents tor-  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  12 cents per- line for first insertion anel 8  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in iielvance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  $1.2*5-. *over 1 inch and up to 1 inches. 51.00  per inch per- month. To constant advertisers  inking: larger space than four- inches, on  Summer School.  Arrangements are now being  completed by the education department for the holding of a  summer school in Victoria. The  school will open Tuesday morning, July 3rd,-and close on Friday, August 3rd. All teachers  actively engaged in teaching in  tlie provincial schools are eligible for admission without tees'.  The cources include Rural  Science, Art, Household Science,  Vocal Music and^Manual Training, and will be 'presented by a  large staff of trained specialists.  Circulars giving full information as to the courses, traveling  arrangements, etc., will be sent  out at an early date to teachers  throughout the province.  Hedley Patriotic Fund Committee  The Hedley Patriotic Funds  committee submit the following  report covering collections made  for the month of Feb. If your  name does not appear your  subscription has not been received during the month. In  some -cases subscriptions are  paid'in advance and have previously been acknowledged.' If  you are in arrears please hand  your subscription to the Treasurer. Collections made as per  list, month of Feb., $935.05. Of  this amount $154.65 was subscribed for the Hedley Enlisted  Men's, Fund. The balance,  $780.40, was subscribed for the  Canadian Patriotic Fund.  Following will show tho  amounts remitted to the Canadian Patriotic Fund:  Remitted. $10028 95  January, 1917       812 55  February, 1917....      780 40  ftodieu Trading 60, Ltd  FOR SATURDAY  12 Tins Myer Baking Powder, 5's  for $1.10  for. 52 1-2  for  ,35c.  0. P.  application, rates will be given of reduceel  charges " * ....  of time,  barges, based on size of space anel length  Certificate of Improvements $10.00  , (Where more than one claim appears  in notice, $2.50 for each additional  claim.)  Jas. W. Giuer, Publisher.  Hedley, B. C. May 17, 1017.  Gard of Thanks.  We wish, to thank the many  friends for their kind sympathy  in our great trouble ; also the  L. O. B. A.���������Mr. and Mrs. Wm.  Robertson and Family.  Hedley, B. C, May 15, 1917.  " He who does me once, shame on hirn;  He who does me twice, shame on me."  This and That.  The "up-country" candidates  might take the common people  into their confidence in reference to the manner in which  that $14,950 was squandered.    _  People who want to run the  govornment ought to read the  story of St. Peter, who asked  the Lord to let him manage the  world. The Lord gave him a  goat to manage one day, as a  try out, and at the end of the  day Peter not only did not want  to manage the world, but  wanted the goat taken off his  hands.���������Eye Opener.  $11G21 90  D ALTON,,  Sec.-Treas.  We  hereby certify  that .we  have examined the books and  accounts of the Hedley Patriotic  Funds  Committee and find the  above statement to be  correct.  H. D. Barnes   ) . ���������,-i;t.���������,.���������  F. M. GiLLERPiK}Audltois*  PAYROLL   DEDUCTIONS,   FEU.   1917.  R. Anderson      4.f>0  tt R Allen      4.50  A Amey. .^      4.25  A Appleton      3.75  L Barlow      4.25  A. Beam      4.00  F. Bentley      3.50  Leo Brown   L. Biisso   P. Basso "   J. R. Brown   E. Berg   TCBevan '.   0. A. Brown   R. Boyd   T Baird..   G G Bowerman   B Bowerman   A. Clare   R. e.'OoJHii..'   W. W. Corrigan   D. Currv .-       3.50  J. Coulthard      4.25  Regular $1.25  lOO.lbs Curlew Butter, reg. 60c,  100 lbs. Cheese, regular 40c,  ,5 cases White Swan Soap,  $6.25 a case  50 lbs. -Barrington Hall Coffee  Regular 60c,  Positively no more than the above quan  tities will be sold at these prices.  for $5.35  for   53c  Hedleo Tradlno 6o. Ltd.  There is so much war news  that isn't war news, and so little  that isn't lies, that we have decided not to publish anything  in future about the Italians  "hurling" themselves on the  Austria'ns, the Riussing advancing, three versts westi*- and administering a "crushing blow"  and afterwards finding themselves 6 versts east of the starting point. The real fighting  has, is, and will be done on the  western front, and unless the  British and French smash the  Germans it will never be done  by the opera bouife soldiers of  the bohunk nations of southeastern and eastern Europe.  It may have been, and probably was, a plant,  but thc consensus  of opinion will be that  the man whose aim is  to be a  a prize goat is not a safe representative   of the  people.    A  cabinet   minister's   reputation  is not an  individual possession  to be bartered at the will of the  guardian of it at any particular  .'time. Every one, Grit and Tory,  will   regret    that   one   of   the  most brilliant of the province's  young  men has been "caught"  by the coast and railroad and  land    gang.     Mr.    Macdonnld  is the goat.-   The gang were out  to get him, and got him.   Ho  had his eyes open.   The rest of  the cabinet will not be caught.  They are halter-broke.  WATER NOTICK  (STORAGE.) ������������������'.- "���������'  Take Notice that The Daly Reduction Co.,  Ltd., whose address.is Hedley, B. C, Canada,  will apply for a licence for the storage of 50  cubic feet per second of water out of Summers  Creek, which -flows south and drains into Oiie  Mile Creek and Similkameen River, about one  mile below Princeton, B. C.   The storago dam  will be locatodat the natural outlet of Missc-  zulaLake. "The capacity of the-reservoir to be  created is about-1500 acre feet, and it will flood  no additional land. Thc water will bo diverted  from the stream at a point, about one-half mile  from Hedlly, B. C, and will bo used for power-  purposes upon the land described as Hedley  Townsite and area within 20-mile radius.   Tho  licence applied for lis to supplement";!, right  to take and use water as per licence number  .'1185,   This notice was posted on the ground on  thc 26th day of April, 1917.   A copy of this  notice and an application pursuant thereto and  to the " Water Act, liUJ." will be lilod in the  office of the Water Recorder at Princeton, B.  C.   Objections to the. application may be filed  with the  said   Water Recorder or with the  Comptroller   of   Water   Rights, < Parliament  Buildings, Victoria. B. C,  within  thirty days  attcr the llrst appearance of this notice in a  local newspaper.   The petition for the approval  of thc undertaking will be held in the office of  the Boarel at a date to be tixed by the Comptroller or the Water Recorder cifthe District.  The territory within wliich the powers in respect of this undertaking are to be exercised is  describeel as Hedley Townsite and area within  a radius of 20 miles.   The date of thc llrst publication of this notice is May 4th, 1917.  The Dai.v Redtction*' Co., I/to.  , Applicant.  By Goincr P. Jones, Agent.  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations  nOAL mining rights of tho Dominion, ii  Y Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  thc Yukon Terrrtory. tho North-west Territories and in a portion of tho Province of British Columbia,-may bo leased for a term of  twenty-ono years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more 'than 2,560 acres wi bo leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person tothe Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which thc rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must bo described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of  sections, and in unsurveyed territory the trae:t  applied for shall be staked out. the applicant  himself.  Kach application must be accompanied by  fee of $5 which will bo refunded if thc right"  applied for arc not available, but not other  wise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine al, tlio rate of five cents  per ton.  Tho porsori operating the mine shall furnish  10 Agent with sworn returns accounting for  the full quantity of merchantable       '   mined  T P Corrigun.   Richard Clare .  ..  F. C Chapman...........   T. Can-as.   P. Decario..   J DeGroe..   S Dogadin.'.   OE Ericson. .���������.,..-..'.   DrR Elliot,.   TEleuk... -.:  O Franzen.   J Fife....   Friend....    G.;'E. French.................  M. L. Gezon   J. Gaaie....    W. T. Grieves...   J. Grieve.......'. ...   J. Gulit-sky..-.*.........    .....  M.'Gillis. .���������.*.���������;...;.......:   P|Garich..-:......,   ...  R. Hambly. -.-..........,..> ...  J. A. Holland'......'.'..'   J. Hancock.   J. Hossack'...................  H, E. Hanson. -.-."...-..-   J. Hardinan. ���������   A. W. Harper..".- .   T. Henderson   D Henderson   E Hossack.   MC Hill.....   P. Johnson.. '.".   P. R. Johnson   C. G. Johnson...... .9:   H. F. Jones ...".... ........  R. L. Jones:....    J. Janiieson    K Jackson..,..   Otto Johnson '. ���������       4.2;"  H. I. Jones      .'J.75  R. Kellogg.     ...       3.50  B. W. Knowles.......      (3.00  S. C. Knowles.      4.00  A.J. King      4.00  VV. Knowles      5.00  G. Knowles      5.00  Win. Lonsdale     10.00  3.50  3.75  3.75  3.75  3.75  4.25  3.75,  4.25  7.00  3.75  3.75  2.00  8.00  3.50  5.00  3.75  4.25  4.25  4.25  4.25  3.75  4.25  5.00  4.00  3.75  4.00  '4.00  3.50  4.00  4.00  3.75  4.50  4.25  3.75  4.25  5.00  3.50  3.50  4,25  THE CANDY SHOP  NEILSON'S. the Chocolates that are different.  In Bulk and Boxes...    .  NELSON'S   LUXURY   TOFEE,   a   delicious  confection.   This is worth trying.  Ice Cream, Sodas, Cones, Buttermilk!  T. H, ROTHERHAM  A  B. Rescorl.  Geo. Ransom..  C Raiise.... .-.'*.  D Rankin.   W. Robertson.  W. Sampson..  S,'L. Smith..   .  John Smith..'.*  W. J. Stewait.  Casper Steen...  N. Stechishin...  W Snyder......  Geo. Stevens..  4 ypririghetti..  A Smith........  J. Y. H. Taylor  W. Trezona...'.  J Thomas.. ..'..*.  W Titus........  N-'Tucker.;....  C A^atiBiiren...  A. W. Vance...  J. Williamson..  F Williams.....  P. G. Wright...  J. W. Wirth...  T. R. Willey....  J. G. Webster..  KF Webster...  G Walker.....  V. Zackcrson.'..  Ra wnsley   4.00  -- '     ' *                 .....;..;... .4.25  .............: 4.25  .;.......... 4.75  ............. 2.00  ............, 3.75   .;. ei.OO  .;....;.*..... 4.00  ..........;.. 4.50  ......:.;.... 2.50    3.75   ....."'���������4.25  ,;.:......... 4.25  ............ 4.75  :.:;........ "3.75  ........... 4.25  ...  4.50    4.25  ............ 4.25  ............ 4.00  .......   .... 4.25  .:.���������  i.85  ............ 4.75  ������������������;..'���������.  4.00    4.00  ............. 4.00  ........... 4.50   ....v 4.00   ... 5,00      .... 3.50    3.75  ...     4.50  DR, T. F. ROBINSON  Dentist.  Office with Dr. Lewis, Oroville, Wash.  PAINTING  PflPER-flflNGING  KflLSOMINING  TERMS MODERATE  HISMLKY���������TOWN   LIST.  Strange that the publisher  of the Gazette missed all of  that $14,050. During tho campaign Premier Brewster, M. A.  Macdonald and G. McEachern  were  hi  The Gazette office for  tho Agent w  lantity of merchantable  'io royalty thoreon.   I        c  aro not boing oporatod su  Eurnished at least onco a yea  b will include tho coal mining ..���������.   only, but tho lessee may bo pormitteel to pirr-  ciii .    and pay tho royalty, thoreon.   I        coal ruin  "m  -.    .        .-      .. y<   Tho lease will include tho coal mining rights  ���������y .     _  ing rights aro not boing oporatod ,  should be furnished at least onco a  su     returns  oar.  chaso whatovcr available surface'rights may  bo considered nocessary for tbe working of the  ruino at tbe rate of $10.00 an aero  For full information application should be  made to tho Secretary or the Department of  tho Intorior. Ottawa, or o any Agent or Sub.  Agont of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  Deputy Ministor of the Interior.  N.B.-Unauthorized publication of tliis adver-  tisornont will not be paid for. 17 6m  A. F. Loonier   G. Leaf   O. Lindgren   AE Lobb   W. Mathew   MCMalm   L. S. Morrison  G. Malm    J. Martin ...      D Miner   A Macdonald.  ..  Angus Macdonald.  G. E. McClure   J McNnlty   M. McLeod   D.J. McLeod'.....  A. Nyborg   J Naif...   O T Norman...;....  C Nelson..   T. Olson   C Olson   O Peterson ���������.   RPorritt.....   T. 0. Porteous   K. O. Peterson   G. Prideaui   Fred Pearce   J (Pearson.   LS Petree   L. C. Rolls   H. T. Rainbow,  3.75  3.75  4.25  3.75  4.00  3.50  5.00  4.00  3.75  4.00  3.75  1.85  4.00  4.25  4.50  4.25  3.75  4:00  3.75  2.10  3.75  3.75  3.75  4.25  4.50  5.00  5.00  4.25  3.75  4.00  3.75  4.50  Miss M Beiile   J. D. Brass.;   E D Beieing   H. D. Barnes   W,T. Butler   C. Bai-mnn..   EE Burr   Miss Borden   Miss E. Clare...   James Clarke.   James Ciitehley.   W. J. Coruiack....... j . ..'  R. J. Corrigan    J E Craig.   The Daly Reduction Co..  R. J. Eelniond   F. H. French   J. K, Eraser.    W J Forbes   F, M. Gillespie....-   S K Hamilton   A. T. Hotswell   PHeldstab....;.      Miss Heikins:*". :   Miss Inkman   G. P. Jones.   J. Jackson   F Lyon..    Geo Lyon    John Mairhot'er   J Murdoch .'.  A. J. McGibbon   W. A. McLean   Miss Roche .    T. H. Rotherham   G. A. Riddle   Bruce Rolls   Geo Shelder   J an. Stewart   J M Sandusky   A, Winkler '.   2.00  5.00  5.00  5.00  3.00  1.00  5.00  2.00  2.00  2.50  2.00  3.50  4.00  2.00  200.00  3.00  5.00  5.00  4.50  10.00  -10.00  3.00  4.50  3.00  2.00  20.00  5.00  3:00  5,(W  5.00*  2.50  2 50  5.00  3.00  5.00  3.00  2.50  3.75  2.00  0.00  5.00  DALY AVE.  tlEDLEY, B.G.  :       .  BiDINGULFORSAlf i  I have a new stock of Coast  Fir Finish, Siding, Flooring.  Lath, Shingles, Doors and Windows.    Prices reasonable.  F. M. WRIGHT - -CAWSTON, i. C.  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedloy Lodge No. 43, A. F. & A. Blare held on tho second Friday in  uacb month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visftiny  brethren are cordially invited to attend.  Q. H.  SPROULE,  W. M  E. HAMILTON  Secretary  Visil  9  L. O. L.  'The Regular    meetings c;f  Hedley Lodgo 1714 aro held on  tho  llrst and third Monday in  every month in the Oi-riiige Hall  Ladies meet '2nd and 1 Tuuidn.\ s  g brothcrn are cordially invited'  W. LONSDALE, W. M.    .  H. K. JONES. Sec't. '   .  Nickel Plate C������  No. 15662.  Modern Woodrbe!*t  of America  Meets in Fraternity Hall theThiul  Thtirsdny in each month at 8 p. in.  A.      are, V.V.      J. Smith, Clerk.

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