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Vol.   XXX.
We have in Stock
Skates, Hockey Sticks and Pucks
Now is the time to secure them as the Rink is open "
Perfection Oil Heaters
Snow Shovels, Brooms, Etc.
PflONE 28L.
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Try Our
You Will  Like Them
Start the New Year right
order from
Phone 46
Headquarters for Everything in
Drugs and Stationery
Mail orders promptly  attended to
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OgilvieV Flour and Feed |
Are the Best t
We are the Sole Agents
The Consolidated Mining t Smelting Co.
of Canada, Limited
" ~ Office, Smelting and Refining Department
Purchasers of Gold* Silver, Copper, Lead and Zinc. Ores
Producers   ol   Gold,    Silver,   Copper, ' Pig  Lead   and Zinc
X Made to yout*
Order yours now
W, ElsoiT&^Cc n
Real Estate.
Fire,  Life Insurance
Licensed hy B. C. Government
Accident & Sickness Insurance
Auction off your surplus Stock
Call at my Office-and sec me in
_     reference to. any of above
Ladies  and Childrens
Stockings and Rubbers
All Hats Going1
Send Your *
To' ���	
GEO. ARMSON, Grand Forks,
The 20th Century Shoe Repairer
All work and materia] * guaranteed.   We
- pay postage one way.   Terms Cash."
Come To The
Greenwood Rink
Friday Evening, January 18
at 8 'o'clock sharp
 and see a fast '������
Between 2 Local Junior Teams
I Around Home I
-and a-
Amazons vs Has-Beens
Coffee and Buns provided free
T -Adults 50c, Children_25c.	
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We carry only the best stock procurable ia
Beef, Veal, Pork,   Ham, Bacon, Lard, Etc.
A trial will convince you
Bunch of keys.   Owner may have same
at This Ledge office.
Mixed baled hay, Timothy and Alsike
Clover, good for cattle and horses, $20.00
per ton, transferred or F.O.B., Greenwood.
F. Hatjssener, Box 364, Greenwood, B C.
Two ladies musk rat collars and two
ladies lynx capes. These are new and
very handsome furs. Call at my shop in
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Proprietor ffi
120 culled pedigree Leghorn pullets,
|i.oo per bird, F. O. B,, Kettle Valley.
Cheap    stock    saddle   and   double
buggy harness.
N. Lewis,
Kettle Valley
The Joy Of Hearing A Yoke
When you are travelling, evening brings lonesome hours. You would
be glad if it were possible to pack your grip and find jourself instantly at
home or among your friends. You cannot make this quick vis.it, but at the
tiearest telephone "Long Distance" will send your voice back where you
���went to be. When you hear the voice, you feel its presence. The voice is
the person. That's why nothing can take the place of the telephone &s a
medium of communication. Yoa feel you are with the person to whom you
are talking.
One black and white steer, 2 year old,
brand on right hip looks likes a B. One
blue 2 year old heifer, no brand visable
but has cut on right ear. Two red heifers,
2 year old, brand on right hip likea B, oue
heifer has 2 white spots on forehead and
the other oue white spot on forehead.
The animals are beitg fed at Phoenix.
Owner can have same by paying expenses.
If not claimed* within. 30 days they will
be sold.
Greenwood, B.C., Jan. 10th, 1924.
Phon'E 71,. Greenwood or
A. Forpaw, Phoenix.
Presbyterian Church
Minister in change
Rev. W. R. Walkiasbaw, B. A.
SnnSay. January 20th
Midway 11 a.ns.
Greenwool 7,30 p.ns.
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George Hambly returned last
week from Sandon.
Harold Mellrud has returned
from a visit to Spokane.	
Dick Taylor fias set up a skate
sharpening machine  at the rink.
G. A. Yardley, assistant customs inspector, is in town this
Norwood Docksteader, of Grand
Forks, was in town during the
week end. \
G. H. Acres and T. A. Love
are__candidates for Mayor of
Grand Forks.       {
Service will be held in St.
Jude's Church, Sunday, Jan.
20th at 7.30 p.m.
Owen Wheeler,'of Rock Creek,
was in town on business on Monday and Tuesday.'    __
' The senior hockey team is
practising hard every, night getting in shape for a series of games
with Grand Forks.
QF. F. Ketchum, of Beaverdell,
Hy Henry and J. Quinn-, of the
K. V. Ry., were .visitors in town
during the week end.
L. Diamond, .of Vancouver,
formerly with the Independent
Export, Ltd.,, was renewing acquaintances in town during the
week end.
On Friday last Thos. Williams
shot a cougar near 'his cabin on
the No.  7 road which measured
7 ft. He got a government
bounty-of $40 for killing it.
Support! the Skating Rink
committee in their efforts on
Friday, Jan. 18th, at the Rink,
in their new endeavor of supply-
ingrtwo hour's oHun and refreshments for 50c. and 25c..
Dr. Lamb, of the government
health department, Victoria,
spent a couple-of days in town
this week. He expects to return
in the course of-a few weeks and
address the citizens on matters
pertaining to health.
'Cress Bros, who were tried at
Grand Forks before Judge Brown
charged with holding up Dan
Docksteader and his son Oroville
and stealing a large quantity of
booze, were sentenced yesterday
to serve five and four years each
at hard labor.
.Excitement and fun and good
eats is ou the tapis at the rink
tomorrow (Friday) night. Broomball game between ladies and
gents/---Also-a-hockey -game between two junior teams. Coffee
and buns will be served free." Admission adults 50c, children 25c.
, At a meeting of stockholders
of the Eholt Mining Company in
Spokane, Wash., on Jan. 7th, it
was decided to increase the
capital stock from ��20,000 to
$50,000 which will enable the
company-to resume operations at
the Combination mine in a short
The coil in the starter of the
compressor of the Providence
mine burned out a few days ago
which necessitated laying off a
number of men. A new and
large starter has been secured
which will arrive this afternoon
and after being put in place work
will be resumed.
John Walsh, of Rock Creek,
was up before His- Honor Judge
J. R. Brown ou Tuesday charged
with stealing from the till in Jas.
McCreath's store in the Windsor
Hotel. He pleaded guilty, but I.
H. Hallett who appeared for the
accused made a strong1 plea for
the young man and as it was his
first offense asked for leniency.
The court agreed with Mr.
Hallett and His Honor sentenced
the accused to a -fine of $100 and
1 year suspended sentence during
which time he must report to the
Provincial police once a month.
The above sentence sis subject to
the approval of the Attorney
Curling Notes
The President vs Vice-President
competition waB finished this week
at the local Curling Rinlc, the
Vice-President's side winning by
six point?.    The scoreB were:
Jas Kerr 10       G. S.Walters  8
\V. Walmsley.. 9      J. H. Goodeve  9
G.B. Taylor... 4      J. Muir 12
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Eight yonng boys of the town
played a curling match on Tuesday evening, Jesse Puddy's side
defeating Johnny Kerr's team.
The rinks were: Jesse Puddy,
skip, George Morrison, John McDonell, Allan Fraser. John Kerr,
skip, Bill WalmBley, Leo Madden,
Percy Fraser.   ,
In the Warren Cap competition
Walters defeated Goodeve and
meets Kerr in the final which will
be played on Thursday night.
At a meeting-in the Curling
rink on Wednesday evening it was
decided to make the Boss cup a
knock-oat competition.
Three local rinks  will curl  in
Grand Forks on Saturday evening.
K. of P. Joint Installation
Grand Forks K. of P. Lodge,
No. 30, held a joint installation of
officers on Tuesday night and excelled themselves with the splendid
arrangements 'carried out for the
entertaining of vis^grs. On the
arrival of the westbound train
over 180 sat down to a Buffalo
supper and thb Greenwood visitors
eay they never sat down "to a jnaore
sumptuous spread. -.The Hall was
gaily decorated. After the installation Werner's five piece
orchestra played for a dance.
" The officers installed for- Greenwood Lodge, No. 29, K. of P.
were: G. Boag, C. C.; A. N.
Mowat, V. 0.; W. Walmsley, K.
of R. and 8.; W. H. Bryan, M. of
F.; G. 8. Walters, M. of E.;E.
Berg, Prelate; C. T. Fenner, M.
of W.; Frank Maletta, M. A..; D.
McGillis, I. G.; H. Bidder, O.G.
Postal Co-Operation
During .the holiday season just
passed, you co-operated with the
Post Office in the matter of early
mailing and' we (are glad to say
that this co-operation helped to a
considerable extent to reduce the
last minute rush.    '
There is still another .way in
which you can co-operate and that
is by avoiding unnecessary" en-
qniries; JoBfr because yb"ur~friend
doesn't receive that gift when yon
thought he would, or neglects to
acknowledge it, is not proof that it
is lost. Perhaps it wasn't posted
���It may still be in some pocket or
tucked away in a corner. First be
sure it was actually posted and
correctly addressed, then remember
that some persons will insist on
bringing their mail to the post
office at the last minute and there
is certain to be at least some congestion and delay. For this
reason, you must allow more than
the usual time for delivery. Lastly, b9 sure that the addressee did
not receive the article���if possible,
get a definite statement covering
If you neglect the above points
and rash in with your enquiry, in
many cases unnecessary work and
expense $0 tbe Post Office and delay legitimate enquiries or-hold np
other mail, perhaps yon? own or a
friend's. You do not want to do
that, we feel sure, so please cooperate by avoiding hasty enquiries.
Mark F. Madden, of Chicago,
arrived in town on Tuesday and
is the guest of' his nephew Wm.
Madden. < Mr. Madden prefers
the climate of Greenwood to that
of California or Florida and for
that reason is spending a holiday
in the city.
The Ledge can supply your
every need in the printing line
and at prices consistent with
first-class work.
Provincial Party Meeting
,   At Rock Creek
A well attended and enthusiastic
meeting of the Provincial Party
(Rock Creek Local) took place at
the Co-Operative Hall on the afternoon of Wednesday  9th  January.
The main object was to hear the
report of the two delegates to the
Vancouver Convention. Major
Gray was the first speaker.
He said that the thing' that
struck him chiefly was the extraordinary enthusiasm and earnestness of the 320 delegates present
which reached its climax when
Genr. McRae appeared on the
platform. "-He described how on
the first day, the various delegates
formed themselves into committees
agriculture, mining, lumber, labor,
education, etc., and were thus able,
to plan out their own problems
and agree on a common resolution,
ihus^saving a great deal of the
time of the full Convention. The
Major read and explained most of
the resolutions passed and drew
special attention to
(4) To reduce'the ""Bize of the
(5) Restore members pay to
old basis. Reducing members
salaries from $2000 to $1600. Reducing ministers salaries, from
$9500 to $6000. Reducing \prime
ministers salaries from $11000 to
to $7500.
(9) Filing of certified lists of
contributions and amount tub-
scribetl to any political party. ���
(18) By-Elections. Calling of
a by-election within 3 monthB of a
vacancy. -     t
(52) No coalation with" either
of the old parties.
(53) All embracing planks.
Be it resolved that the one all-important policy of "the- Provincial
Party is honest, economical and
efficient government.
The speaker then told his audience with what overwhelming regret trie delegates had heard Genr.
McRae's decision not to accept the
leadership of the party, which was
somewhat tempered by the General's offer to accept the chairmanship of. the executive committee
and run for'a Vancouver seat if so
desired, the question of leadership
being left for members of the Legislature'to settle'after the. next
election. He concluded 'his remarks by thanking the members
for sending him to Vancouver as a
delegate and stated that he had enjoyed one of. the most interesting
experiences of'his life. (Applauee.)
Commander Lewis was the next
speaker andtraced "the "growth-of
the party one year ago, with its 50
delegates at the Vernon Convention, and the present one with its
320 delegates representing 23,000
pledged electors which the,speaker
guaranteed would be 30,000' by the
end of the'year, judging from the
fact that pledge cards were coming
in at over 1000 per week, 520 on
one day during the convention, and
800 cards from the City of Vancouver alone during the week that
the cabinet ministers were "abusing
the General from the safe seclusion
of the Legislature, the only place
they dared abuse him, being immune there from any libel action.
The Commander then described the
Party's efforts to smoke ont the
Government and obtain a Royal
Commission on tbe P. G. E, scan-
dale, Involving both parties, this he
said had been resisted to the bitter
end, but at last a Petition from the
Convention to the Lfe. -Governor
seemed to have had the desired
effect, Mr. Oliver had said that
"his hat was in the ring," "well"
said the Commander, "I have read
pretty-often about, that bluff from
Honest John; but this time I think
the bluff is called and he will hav*
to accompany his hat."
The speaker concluded by quoting Genr. McRaa-s remark, "The
next election will be a fight between Boodle & Good Citizenship"
and impressed upon hie audience
the necessity for each one to do ail
ihey could in th��!r own sphere to
farther the interests of the Party
No. 26
Kettle Valley Notes _.
There will be no Service in the
Anglican Church on Sunday,
Jan. 20th.
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There will be another Card
Party and Dance in the Kettle
Valley School on Feb. 9th. A
good time guaranteed.
News has just been received of
the death of Mr. James A. Little
of Vancouver. Mr. Little bought
Capt. King's property some time
ago, which was later sold to Mrs.'
The annual meeting of the
Rock Creek Farmers Institute
will be held at the Riverside Hail
on Jan. 19th at 2.30 p.m. At the
same place and date and time the
Women's Institute will also hold
their annual meeting.
The   annual   meeting   of" the
Rock Creek   Womens Auxiliary
was held at Mrs. Shillcock's bn
January 9th, 1924, fourteen members being present.    The following officers were elected: - Prest
dent, Mrs. F. E.  Glossop; ���Vicer X
Presidents, Mrs. W. Clark,-.Mrs;'"
Jl P. Harpur; Sec.-Treas.>, Mri
E.     W.     Thorburn.    Mrs "
Richter being obliged to'reaigii^S'B
owing to ill health.    Superijitett'" *"""
dent of Junior W. A., MrstyR^.^prg^���^
Norris; Auditor,   Mrs. sViilcoclc.T^|fWsf
It was decided to hold-aVSaleVof^^1^^^- ^
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Work   in   the   Fall.  ^herr^Ke^l^l
meeting an   enjoyable tea;: wjm^^J;
served by Mrs. Shillc6ck:Tt'he!SI
next meeting will be heldsatfMta^��|
Frank Bubar's on Jan. ��3r^J^||p
The   Card   Party',andSSmUf-flf
held in the School' Honw^^^i
day, Jan. 11th was a: greaCsuc-i?S
cess.   The   sum   of ;$16.8tflwa'st3S
cleared and will be placed.VtoJih1eM
School funds.     The^win��ersfofl|
the'prizes were;, "Lady^rsttpS^I^
Winnifred Whitings^j^n^iSS^'
>ize,   J.   O.   Thompsons ladjy^
booby,  Beatrice  Walker; gents,""^
booby, Edgar Walker.    A splea- . ,.,,, ��� ���,_.
did   supper   was  given   by   ii&\ ";;itr^J8^
parents and dancing was enjoyed^'^' ^^^te*'^
until 1.30'a. m.   Much.fun an&f/^
merriment,  was  causedy by Vthe  W
new dance  "Tangle Foot" ;7to��- 7
trot.    The School Board'wiahVto1
thank Mrs.   Douglas Hamilton^
Miss V. Shillcock and Mils Rosey
Madge   for    helping   withlith"����
music, also Mrs. J. O. Thompson
for the use of her piano.      ��� ;- *-
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U. F. W. of Rock Creek,
Hold Annual Meeting
The    Annual   Meeting   of   the
"United Farm   Women   of   Rock-
Creek waB held on Jan. 12th at the-'"
Co-operative Hall.���The- retiring"
President reviewed the work of the
year which showed that the com- '
munity    spirit   was   very   active
among the members and regret waa
.felt that Mrs, Lewis who had given -
such faithful service was~ leaving--.
the district. -V
The Girls Club under the Con-"1
venorship of. Mrs. Pittendrigh wera
awarded prizes during the summer
for garden   flowers,   cooking  and""
needle work.
The new officers  elected   were
President, Mrs. Gray;  Vice-Pree.,
Mrs. Pittendrigh.   Directors, Mrs,-
Wm.   Johnson,   Mra.   Smyrl and
Mrs.  Pitman,   8ect.-Treats.,"  Mrs. ���
A. D. McLennan.
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The Council met in the^ity
office on Monday evening and
transacted routine business. February 4th will be the last meeting of the old Council and members ior 1924 will then take office.
for the good of British  Columbia.
The following officers were elected; President, Major Gray fist,
Vice-Pres., Mr. G, Pitman; 2ed
Vice-Pres., Mrs. McLennan; Sec.-
Treas., Mr. T. Walker; Executive,
Mr. J. Madge, Mr. W. Johnson*
Mr. J. Harpur, Mr. A. E. Bonnett.
The proceedings closed with a
vote of thanks to the retiring Pres-
id*nt who is shortly leaving the
district and to the Secretary Mr.
E. Harker who In contemplating a
trip to the Old Country,
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TLIE     LEDGE.     GREENWOOD.     B.     0.
Folks who want the very best use
Natural Resources Bulletin
Mining Industry Approaching An Era
Of Prosperity
The Natural Resources Intelligence
Service of the Department or the Interior at Ottawa says:
The great natural heritage of Canada iu the form of minerals is hardly
appreciated    to   tlie    extent   that   it
Valuable Find of Old Church Glass
Glass Dating From Middle of Fifteenth
Century Discovered in Ancient   .
A very valuable discovery of early
church glass, dating    probably    from
the middle of the   fifteenth    century,
has been made in Sherborne Abbey.
During the "restoration" in 1838 a
should  be by the    people    generally.! quantity of the old glass was removed
Where   Canada   Skould   Emulate Britain
Tliere are but few of the minerals of j
commerce,    both    metallic  and   non-!
| metallic that are uot available in Can- I
ada.      The coal fields of Nova Scotia
and Western Canada are of almost unlimited    extent,    the   gold and silver
a recent article in
from the windows and deposited in a
box in the monument room. This box
was brought' to the notice of Mr. F. C.
Eeles, of the Victoria aud Albert Museum, who recently visited the abbey,
with the result that it was sent to the
mines and prospects of Northern On-   museum, where the contents were ex-
tms column the opinion -was expressed that during
ID'Ji tlie people of Canada should vigorously attack tiie problem of debt reduction, and that the effort should include all Governments and individuals.
Many  people have learned by bitter experience just how great a millstone
around their necks, is a burden of debt.     The resulting worry has undermin-   are again in active operation, produc
ing large outputs.'    The natural gas
tario and British Columbia are producing incredible riches unthought of a
comparatively few years ago. The
nickel mines of tlie Sudbury district
cd their health, handicapped their efforts, and made otherwise assured progress impossible. And what is true of individuals is equally true of Governments and nations if people would only fully realize it.
The imperative necessity of boldly facing and tackling the problem of
del)t reduction in Canada is emphasized by a recent newspaper despatch from
Ottawa giviug Canada's net. debt on December 31st last as ?2,415,53S,100, an
increase during the year of $3,0-13.9-19- That is to say, five years after the
close ot the war, Canada's national debt, instead of being reduced, is still
It i>; a favoritt
te excuse for present heavy taxation that we are paying for
the war, and Unit when so many thousands paid with their
pled  bodies
ives and in crip-
md impaired health, we should not object to paying with our
Canadians, almost without exception, are willing and ready, even
to pay for the war. But how can it be said, with a still increasing
debt five years after the w.i.r, we are paying for the war? True, we are pay-
in.,' oyer one hundred millions a year interest on the war debt and some tens
ol millions more annually in-pensions and re-ostablishment of soldiers, and
to that extent are paying for the war. But this is not enough, because the
national burden is not being reduced but is being carried on indefiniteh- into
the future. ���
In other words, despite our heavy taxation, we are not paying one cent
towards reduction of the war debt. On the contrary, further increases jn
the debt only proves that we are not even paying our way under peace conditions. The imposition of taxes lias reached a point where they constitute
a real obstacle to further development and industrial and business expansion
which the Dominion so badly needs. Not additional taxation, therefore, but
drastic reduction in expenditures is called for.
Contrast what Canada is doing with what has already been accomplished
in Great. Britain. . During fhe first fiscal year after the war, 1919-20, Britain's
revenue amounted to ��1,352,000,000 while expenditures totalled ��1,665,000,-
000. Four years later, 1922-23, the revenue was ��914,000,000 and expenditures ��S12,000,000. Thus in four years Britain's revenue declined about
one-third, due in part lo lowering of taxation, but expenditures was cut down
by one-half, a very striking accomplishment. But Britain is not satisfied and
further economics are being introduced.
'  The United States is likewise steadily reducing its war debt and is now
contemplating important reductions in taxation.
It is high time Canada followed the example of these other English-
speaking countries. It has been argued in defence of the new six per cent.
sales tax which went into effect in Canada on January 1, that it is to pay for
the war. If this is true, then why not set aside the proceeds of this lax in a
.special debt redemption fund and not absorb il into the gennera! revenues
of the Dominion? 'It would be paid much more cheerfully if the people of
Canada saw its beneficial effects year by year in a reduction ot the principal
amount of'their war debt.
In  preparing  the  estimates annually, the Finance Minister always Includes an. amount to cover interest charges on the national debt.     The payment of such interest is a first charge ou the revenues of the Dominion.     In
like manner, it would now seem advisable  to include a fairly substantial
amount hv the estimates for payment on account of the principal amount of
Hi- national debt, and to pay.that amount off .without any failure.     Such
.Manual payments on principal would operate lo reduce interest charges, and
.���as interest,;p<irvfficnl.s' were reduced-the amount paid annually on principal
"iretriii and should be increased,.thus'retiring_the debt at an ever-increasing
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. )y in order to make this possible, current national expenditures"should be
��� VKc;.;;nuHly attacked and- reduced--to;a_ point "wl_.jre these payments on debt
": account could be made. '_ Only .when Canada- adopts some such "method-can"
���> inifljVuily bo said that" we'.areaf-l'ast :paying.;for the war. . Until: "such'-a
:��� -p"f_lir:v..is adopted,, and strictly^kdhered- to! .Canada is not getting anywhere;- the
,'Dominion is not even ".marking time,:'-but is getting a-little deeper .-into .debt
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and oil fields of Saskatchewan and Alberta are being exploited, Saskatchewan clays and sodium sulphate deposits are being worked successfully,
as are also the gypsum quarries of
Manitoba. Canada's mineral output
for 1923 js estimated as worth approximately $211,102,000, an increase of 12
per cent, from the previous year. Several new records in production were
made, and it would appear that the
mineral industry of Canada is approaching an era of satisfactory prosperity.
, In secondary industry lhe mines represent a very large share in employment, in railway trallic, in machinery, and in production for which minerals are used as a base. There still
remains, however, ample opportunity
for development, and the next few
years should see many new mines
opening up throughout the length and
breadth of Canada.
Where Londoners Are Born
7 A New Industry     :
Says Coffee Can Be Made .Out, of
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f Manitoba, -may becomev a -..coffee"
growing centre. . ���'.-.'. VV- - / -
It may "put Java's ���hose-;completely1
out of joint .when-it competes" witli
tropical countries in this'new nidus-
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- It's C. E. Fehr and his-sons/"of Eosr
enfold, Man.-, who seek , to put, Ja'va,-
- from .a-coffee .standpoint', foff ihe-map.-
���". Thcy..wrote to' the": .Board _��� of'- Trade
.'here   1or'-. say    they- could - make -cof-
-_-fe��-".oulVof���Manitoba! -grain"-and -thev
.want to patent-lhe idea and obtain
rights' for all off Canada.���Free, -Press.
A British Columbia; Giant
Out of Every Three Persons Living in
London One is Country-Born
Somebody has been investigating
the birthplace of residents in London.
He announces that out of every three
persons now living in London proper,
one is country-born; that is, about a
million and a half of the city's population are not "natives." About one
in four were born in the neighboring
counties of Middlesex, Essex, Kent,
and Surrey, Kent having sent us 100,-
000 and Surrey 71,000 persons. There
is a general impression that there arc
as many Scots in London as in Edinburgh, but as a matter of fact London has only 50,000 Scots, as against
5-1,000 Irish. All the British dominions overseas have contributed together aboul 32,000 people; and about
three per cent, of those who live in
the metropolis are foreigners.
Included in the glass are the ermains
of figures of several of the Prophets,
and there is also a quantity of heraldic glass.
About. ��S0 is required to ensure that
the "glory of this glass may be restored to the abbey."
Food Does You No Good
- Half the time you're afraid
to eat; your tongue is coated,
mouth tastes bad, stomach is
bloated. If you want to get
well, stop using dyspepsia
tablets and go to the source of
the trouble before it is too late.
Strengthen your stomach, cast
out the bile, regulate the bowels
���do this, and dyspepsia will be
no more.
For your condition tho best prescription is Dr. Hamilton's Pills, which are
made specially for the stomach, kidneys and liver.        "*
Dr. Hamilton's Pills
Aid the Stomach
Get Dr. Hamilton's Pills to-day, 25c
per box, 5 for $1.00, all dealers, or
The Catarrhozone Co., Montreal.
On the Marriage Day
'. Romance-usually ceases, and history
begins,:' and"... sore -��� corns begin to go
when."Putnam's," is applied.. It takes
out:corns; roots,, branches, "stems���no
Iraceo't a single-corn left, after Putnam's! Painless-' Corn-'.-Extractor, has
done; its - work.7 "25c at-all. dealers.
Refuse'a substitute. '..."," V"    z:    '.
Divorce Made Easy
When a ShadowN^ay Wreck a Married
Life ���
For- some time it has been the
practice to regard the divorce laws
of the United States as affording
easier methods of dissolving marriages that have turned out badly
than those of any other country. But
Germany has now taken the lead. Despite tlie trouble over the descent of
the mark and the occupation of the
Ruhr, the German judges have found
time to set a new standard, and create
a remarkable precedent in divorce. A
Berlin cigarmaker sued for a divorce
from his wife on the ground that she
habitually flirted. with a male ghost
and "thought more of spiritual affairs",, than she did of her home and
family. Divorce granted with custody
of the child. - In a period of transition
and upheaval,"when the whole-national fabric Is shaking,-it must be comforting to those Germans who used to
pride themselves on the solidarity of
the Fatherland and "the sanctity of the
German home-to know-that -today a
shadow may .wreck- a- life.-���Montreal
star. '���-���'���-'���:-VW '"���'..-- "- ���"'" ���'.';.: ,X.
Raise Tobacco For Nicotine
Will Meet In Canada
1924 Meeting of British Asosciation to
be Held in Toronto       '
The date of the British Association
meeting in Toronto next year, provisionally announced for Sept. 3-10,
has now been altered to Aug. 6-13, and
the meeting will bo followed by official
excursions, not preceded by them, as
originally proposed. The meeting will
be under the presidency of Sir David
Bruce. Preparation are already in
active progress both in Toronto and
The American Association for tho
Advancement of Science intends to
hold a short meeting in Buffalo immediately before that of tho British
Association in Toronto, and reciprocal arrangements are being made
for the admission of members of
either association to the meetings of
the other.
Leaf Grown for Nicotine to be Used a6
An Insecticide
The growing of tobacco not for
smoking purposes, but as a source of
nicotine for use as an insecticide is
one of the problems upon"which the
U.S. Bureau of Plant Industry is now
busy, Dr. William A. Taylor, chief of
the bureau, told the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in session.
- Tobacco stems and leaf scraps, low
in nicotine, are now the chief sources
of the poison, and the methods of extraction are expensive, while tobacco
as such has a relatively high yield per
acre. The problem then is, according to Dr. Taylor, to produce a sufficiently large yield per acre of tobacco
of average nicotine content or to increase the present content of the drug
to the extent that cultivation of the
crop for this purpose alone would be
Pure nicotine, mixed with some
inert substance, Is now replacing tobacco dust as "an insecticide because
of the greater uniformity and reliability of the product.���Science Service.
Could Not Straighten
His Back
Then Quebec Man Used Dodd's Kidney
Home Not Complete
Without Nerviline
AVhen your stomach is badly upset,
when you are belching gas and suffering from nausea, the quickest relief
will come from 20 drops of Nerviline.
Take it in sweetened water and you
get-'an immediate result. Nerviline
has been used for nearly half a century and is considered a necessity in
most houses, Tiecause of its usefulness
in preventing many small ills that constantly arise. Sold everywhere in 35
cent bottles.
Send four
wrappers from
To Oxo Limited, 232 Lemoine St., Montreal.
Feminity -'.'In Parliament
-Women-- M.R/s   'in -   Britain    to    Get
"��� 77 Private -Boudoir ."'������.���
Vyii.ii the. entrance-of-'an"increased-
.  number/off women - members - of- the
J; ril ish. House- of .Commons if-has' be;
-come necessary- to; "enlarge the :a'eeom-
.   riiodalioris for-tlicin.  " .The eight .women'arc .to-have fsil.ling room'-"and. a.
. ifh-'es:-. ing.'room.'     -������"_.-! V    ���'   _:   -/V-
.. .'According io the.Daily Express, this.
. .iiiite .wil)-'bo  equipped  with, mirrors,
dressing fables and wardrobes,and will
.. be furnished Io.'su'R.the.women's'taste.'
Section- of. .Enormous -Tree to
���''-""//Shown'at Empire Exhibition: /
'. Part of. the province of British Col
umbia-V-.' display, /'at. the forthcoming
Empire Exhibition - will be" a log'of
.wood.;nihe-feet six inches in diameter.
Anyone.wlio has travelled/in the British'.Isles aiid has been asked. for and
���undertaken to-give., a' "description" of
the' trees of this "province will remem-
ber ."the. incredulous..look's on 'the, faces
of listeners. - ..The*,,thought, '-another
braggart fronv America," was plainly,
.depicted there.-";An"American farmer,
who-fsaw for-the first time an-elephant
at-a circus, explained: "There, ain't
no -sich' animile."; .-The-average" Briton .when' he" sees that British Columbia- toothpick jwill- be .inclined -to scoff
and to,proclaim hisi conviction that no
such ���:/'thing"./' ever" Vgrew.-r-'V'icto.ria
Colonist.;  -"���.-" -. -V'. ��� "-   ' '"���   -���"���
'- ...No ���' .'man or .woman.-should .hobble
painfully about because'of corns-when
so certain a relief.Is atTTahdfas Hol-
���loway's Corn Remover. .. /-' -/_
Vancouver Grain ShipmentsX
Much -Wheat Booked;to Leave From
XX-:- -jr~,_ , / ' the.- Pacific. y-_ " '-.
- yaneoiiveiv shipped 13,092,249. bushr
els of .grain between'.September 1 and
December 31, and bookings for future
loadings" assure a" total movement/of
more than" 40,000,000 bushels for. the
present- .'crop . year, -or: more, - than'
double last'year's "grain exports ac-.
cording: to figures. compiled by the
Vancouver Merchants'-Exchange. Ad-,
ditional- booking;may /bring 'the: .total up to almost .6 0.,00d,6oo. bushels for
the'1923-24'shipping "season/it is said."
About -11,000,600[ bushels . have /been
booked. for January'_loadi'ng.'.8,500,000.
-in' February," 5,500,000 in- March," .and
-considerable amounts for April "and
May. -'-. "--..   ���-.    /,--- -    ���    ���    ���'-  '   .';
Mr. E. D. Tremblay is delighted with
the results obtained.
Pointe Aux Outardes, Que.���
(Special).���The sterling value of
Dodd's Kidney Pills as a kidney remedy is shown by the following statement of Mr. E. D. Tremblay of this
"I have suffered for nearly six years
from rheumatism and bad kidneys
and was not able to stand up straight.
I took 2 boxes of your Dodd's Kidney Pills, and am now completely relieved of my trouble.
What Mr. Tremblay states is allthat
has ever been claimed for Dodd's Kidney Pills���that they are good for sick
kidneys. ,
It is astounding" how some people
will, go on suffering day after day
witli aches and pains, rheumatism and
backache. .They suffer because they
are not aware of the fact that they can
get relief. Strengthen the kidneys,
which aro tlie source of the trouble
and these pains vanish." Dodd's Kidney Pills act directly oh the kidneys.
They heal and strengthen them so that
they do their full work of straining all
tho impurities out of the blood.
May Use-Huts
, f. Salt Is Energizing ',
./.Men .who"-work-in high temperatures:
often- lose, considerable.-weight, from
unusual respiration -and perspiration.'
Tliey- als.o-lose- muchf.salt. ,' " In- Eng'-:
land .-a series .of^-experiments on work-;
ers'iri-hoi.mines "seems* to. show that-a
:. -TheXqrd-Mayor of-London ha? un-'small -iu'ii'ntlty" of-salt taken.daily, re-
ri'.riakeh-to", submit "io ."the ministry of ��� iVcves 'the -men of mtich of-" their."ex-
h^ailh' ;c"."suggestion -of" the-Bradford
Labor party tliat four, to'five hundred
-wooden  huts   should- be ' provided . as
.liiiuslion.-. .A'drink'based'on. a solution" "or about oneHhird of an" qiince' of
salt-to a-gallon, of water'was-most ef-
..-temporary dwellings-for-people eject-.] feci lye f "in.--'warding -..- off -Tatigue.���
r.-rl from, their'houses under the. Rent /Youth's Companion:' '  "  7,--V- "-.W
Jifst Three Weeks,--Then^-.-f,.-
Hello,- Mosei   ',' How-��� long-yo*.-all "in
.,. Mistress ; (to   new. 'cook).���"Elbise".
ihfa joint ought to be cooked/for three j jail .fo".'*'
hours.      'Do you think- you'll be.-here
long enough.?"' '.';.'.      '    ���' "���-��� _ - .;-
.Expei-iii)" n t s/; a re
;.'ijifVniobi.</;/ bodietj.
."paper..:.".-///-- - ' /'.
being made' 'with
- of..', compressed
"Three "weeks."1'
!   "What did yo'do?"
"Jest killed my wfife."
"An' yo' all'only got three weeks?"
.. "Dat's-all. .*'- Den deys goin't'er hang.
rnczX'xi \;'"-.' /-.-'���/ .- ������- WW-V
Especially Prepared for Infants and Children/of-All Ages
���-,.   "Treasures From Tlit's Tomb V
Eighty-four tops -of . treasure and
relics from the tpmb-bf King Tutankhamen formed, part of the Oriental
cargo' of-.the "United'States .Shipping
Board steamer. Crisfleld/which reach:
ed" Philadelphia.-.- f Calling-at Port Said,
officers explained, . they ' took; aboard
the valuable cargo from "the-Valley, of
Kings. . -No indication' was given of
what the,cargo -contained./ The 'whole
is-:destined ��� for the National -Museum
at Washington; D.C. -V   ��� .'   .'--������/
More Worlds to Conquer
Glanid. Wizard/Has a Big  Field  Open
7 For -Experiments    '-/,
.. Dr. Ortega,,. Spanish gland "wizard,
'says. he.can rejuvenate old' women' to
"dazzling-beauty," and;eyen make- insane, and.-idiot women" wise or at'least
mentally normal..;. .."- '". ���/'-' : - '
. I4Jiis. claim is! correct, iiis'discovery
will.be.a. greatfblessing.to, the'- world.-
' . But Dr:'Ortega.should-carry'.his"experiments further.' -';There is much
left to be" done. ./ '.. ,' ----..":- '
f Dr.. -Ortega, may7, be able to. hiake
idiot, women-wise, but, .can. lie hold
out any Hope"for"flapper"s? ... \. ' ^-,-
,'VHe may be fable to make ugly" women" beautiful, ;but can he; graft on a
gland   or"' so - /that". will make them
able to cook?" .    ,"'---       - -'.'   ���'-���-." ='-
:- Let-hiin' "solve these problems and
the-world .'will fring with- his fame.���
Vancouver Sun.- ���
V 7    Empire Year/
Cannot Advise King to Proclaim .1924
���.-"--; '"-'As Year For Empire '
f'Sir "Joseph ,Cook, ^Australian High
Commissioner .in/London, has cabled
that the buke/of--Devonshire states
that he. cannot advise the-King, as has
beehfsuggested, to send oiit'a.message
proclaiming 19.24 'as Empire" Year.���.:-���
-The Duke .of Devonshire explains
that it - would - be f necessary - to ��� consult
all- the Dominions bbforo "taking faction in'.the matter, and .this, is/clearly-
impossible :in the present political sit-
uatibn'in the -United Kingdom.-- _/
Medal Contracts For Royal Mint
Private   Medal   Makers   Complain   of
Injury to Business
The Royal Mint in England is now
competing in medal making with private firms, and taking long standing
contracts from them, says the Daily
Bronze, silver and gold medals for
the Royal Academy will in future be
made at the Mint, and the Mint has
also obtained a contract for a Remembrance Medal, to he sold at the
British Empire Exhibition this year.
The Mint officials claim that the entry into the business will restore the
"almost lost art'of medal making.".
_Voung artists will be encouraged to design medals, and an attempt' is to be
made to restore the popularity of the
portrait ��medal.
Private medal makers, however,
view the new competition with considerable alarm. Mr. John Pinches,
of Albert Embankment, whose firm
have made medals for a hundred
years, writes to the Daily Express:���
"In the last few days the Mint has
accepted an. order for medals that I
have made for years, at a price that
no private person could possibly, quote.
"This Government department,.in its
new and suddenly acquired zeal for
art, may, by destroying private.enterprise, defeat-the object it professes to
have in view." .    .
Passion Players See Edisoit
Visit Edis6n Workshops and Hear
German Yodel Song Records
Anton 'Lang, the Christus of the
Oheranimergau Passion Play, with An-
drease Lang, Sr., its Peter, and Guido
Mayr, .the Judas, were guests of
Thomas Edison ln East Orange, ami
thoroughly enjoyed their .visit to the
Edison workshops. Following their
conversation the Passion Players
were photographed with. Mr. Edison. "I am proud to have met Mr.
Edison. I have wanted to see him,
ever since we came to this country," said Anton. Lang. Andrease
Lang, Sr., was much interested and
amused at some German yodeling records whicli were played for the party
in the music room, where they ,wero
received by Victor Young, musical
director of.the organization,.,and by
A. L. Walsh; assistant to Mr. Edison.
Being a yodeler himself, Andrease
Lang, Sr., took particular delight, in
the impromptu concert.
In Honor of Capt. Cook
..Planning a Monument on Pacific Coast
to    British   and    Spanish
Seamen ,
On behalf of the Historic Sites and
Monuments Board of Canada, the Indian Department has arranged a lease
from  the Indians of the Nootka  reserve, of land for a monument to bo
erected - to   Captain    Cook   and    the
British  and  Spanish., seamen  of  th.e
vlSth century on a spot just west of
the village at, Friendly Cove, weat
coast of Vancouver Island.- There already is a monument on a small inland off the .village, erected in 1903 by
the Washington University Historical
-/Wins Barley Championship
/-Nick Taitenger, of Claresholm; who
has been a winner with hisseedbarley
at.'C.,Iil'cago-in4he]>ast, has..won. further" honora; "according, to word received by- the. provincial department
of .agriculture.. "At tlie - brewers',* exhibition -in London, England/ he. -won
the' championship,;with' his -'two-rowed. Chevalier, barley.: / ln the c.bfqnial
class, yrith 52...bushels,",'ho -won! fourth
place.' ��� This show'is-the/largest o'r.its
kind'in-lhe-world. "/���"       -.     v'
Kenora Fish Hatchery
A total of 91,000,0.00 whitefish eggs
are now installed in the jars of the
fish hatchery atKenora,"Ont.: "Of this
..number 86,000,000 were secured on the
Lake .pfdhe-Xyoods. and -the-remaining
5,000,000. Were Tbrought-'-frorii Lake
Erie. There", are 'also about 136,000
salmon.' trout eggs in jars in the
Winter Is a-dangerous season for
the. little - ones. The ...days are so
fchangeablo-^one bright, the' next cold
and" stormy/that-.the mother is afraid
���to. take-the children ..out for the. fresh'
air "and 'exercise they need so much.
In-consequence -they are often copped
up, in overheated," badly, ventilated
rooms;and are soon seized.-with colds
or/grippe.' .What"is necdeel to ke.op
the little ones well is Baby's Own Tab-.
lets.'.; They .will regulate :the stomach
and bowels and drive out'-colds.-, and-
by their use the baby will be able, to
get over the.winter.season, in perfect
safety. The Tablets are,. sold., by.
medicine, dealers or, by mail at 215
cents a box from-.The.Dr.-.Williams'
Medicine-Co./Brockville, Ont..' ' f.   V
���"Every-"careful.aiul observant,..motlier
knows . when-, "her -'rch"ild. suffers front,
worms.-.-.. She also knows thai if some
remedy bo not speedily applied much
harhi, will result-to the' infant. An
excellent"fpreparalloh. for this purpose
is -Miller's- Worm' Powders.... .-They
drive worms from the system and-set.
up slimulating'.and soothing effects, so
that the: child's progress thereafter is
painless and. satisfying. ' ' " f '���-;. 7"
.,.-       -_i^ ���__ ,%..-y  ';
---    Distinguishing the Combatants   V
-.. An old war correspondent was attached fto the Chilian ;army during a.
struggle.with Peru".,-.. /   -.     /-
'. On oho occasion lie. complained .to
a general -that!owing.' lo the absence
of uniform on-either side he found.it
difficult' to distinguish- t'he combatants.;
' "Oh, it's quite simpl.e,''.returned-'the
general, cynically. "If:yoii see a man
running towards Chile, he's a" Chilian,
if he's running towards; Perti, he's a
Peruvian!-"���Tit-Bits/'   ' ; s'. ���
,-v Mother! -Fletcher's Castoria has
been in ukc for over 30 years' as a
pleasant,','harmless -substitute', for
Castor Oil. Paregoric, Teething Drops
������and';. Soothing -Syrups. Contains ho
narcotics. Proven directions are on
each    oackage.      .Physicians    every
where recommend it.,'/The-kind you
have always bought bears sig;nature_of
-.'/'���./ -182 MilesfAii Hour;..-"
��� !.A Fokker camera plane attained, 182
miles-.an hour,.a world.speed record
for this -commercial type! when it encountered a favorable- 90-mile'wind ih
a -70-mile trip, from Belvedere, Pc-nna.,
to New; -York... ' The 70 miles- were
covered in 23 minutes. - ;. V
-Everything comes to those who
Wait. The rich man has ice in summer, but the poor man has- just" as
niuc'h.in:wister.-T-Chicago News.'--..;.
V.,'/"'-Value of B_C. Salmon Pack :
���: Tlie total pack of canned salmon, for
British Columbia, 1923 season, will
give the packers more than"$i0,000,000r
if all the cases are marketed at the
ruling pricefs.,
'- Naturally- it's' the statuesque/girl
that is most apt-to give a-fellow, the
marble heart./'-   . -    ' V"  ,--     -  -''-
. The-annoying tiling.-about, the man
wh6'kriows';it-an.is his persistence in
telling---it.7   -".-'.   ���.."'���. ���/--7 -��� /   - ��� -
,'-    ,"-/pu3t: blown'from-the.Sahara desert
jKpJ&J V i-,has'be*-n detected in England'two" days
"  "/' yi ("I.-uf-r. '.'/���/.' ''-V ���'; XXXX'-'X:   X'-y.X !.y~.-y
,The Alps have been at tlie bottom
of; the sea two or three times, accord-
ingto.-sclentists.   ���    .-". >'_--''
Aik for Minard's and take rio other :"
You-re Tired
���Oat ef Sorts���Have No Appetite
Yotsr Liver Is Slaggish
will help put you right
in a few days.
Tliey actquickly
though gently
and give nature a chases
to renew, yodr
health.    Cor*
. rect the immediate effects of constipation, relieve
.: 5>iHousas33, indigestion ssd.skk bead-
Small FiB-SszaH _Dose-SiaaB Jftis*
Cannon Fired By Sun's Rays
Sunlight Used to Make Alarm Clock
-of-Cannon '.-'--'"7." / '.-
/Sunlight 'is called upon to inform
the residents, of a community in Southern. Europe when high noon has ar-'
rived, by. setting off the charge in a
cannon/ Fixed to! the piece is a small
lens .that/focuses, the rays on the
touchhole, of .the.gun in' such a way
that they,do not reach!the powder un-_
til the sun's'position is directly in line
.with a tiny'opening; .. The. supports
'ot '."the ""alarm"1 are" arranged" to~adjusf
it. to "the light, beams at thb-same time
every, day pf ,the year. --. Often the. device fails-ff to work because'of cloudy,
skies that prevent sufficientfheat from
���reaching it to .ignite the exnl.osive.-
-The hours are indicated on a clock-
like dial.:- [X-'-'y ...'..--""--   . V - V/
. Drives -AsthmaXX Before It. /The
smoke - or. vapor from Diy J. ���- T>.[ Kellogg's " Asthma- Remedy gives -asthma
no chance to linger.-. -It eradicates the
cause. ..Our experience, with' the ".relief-giving, .remedy shows," how actual
and positive is the succor .'it .gives. /It
is the result oflong, study and experiment- and .'was not submitted to tho
public until, its: makers knew, it-would
.do its. work. well. ��� "--"     .
and Red.WasDiscouraged.
" The pimples I suffered from were
scattered over my chin and cheek.
They were large and red.
and after a day or two
festered   over.   They
itched  and when  I
scratcfied them the tops
would come off and a
watery fluid would come
from them. The trouble
lasted several months aiid I was awfully discouraged-
"I read aa advertisement for Cutl-
-cura Soap and Ointment and sint
ior & free sample. After using it
there was a-marked change so I purchased more, which, healed-me."
(Signed) Miss Edna Prowse, Woh-
pariel Farm, Cluny, Alberta. ,/  :
Use Cuticura for all toilet purposes.
Diapl* Each ?����� brUiU. Address: "LymM-.Llm.-
Ittdl, S*i St. Paul Eft., W., Uoainnl." Sold every
-wh��e^Soitp26e. Ointment25andC0e. Tslcam23c.
Cuticura Soap *harei witboutmuir.
Chinese Girls Are
Being Educated Now
C6-Educaticna!   Institutions   in. China
/ in Which.,Women- May Obtain, a
University Training       . .
V Tliereare now In the Chinese gov--
ernment's. educational /syskem"/ 3,363
elementary, schools, for girls' writes the
North.China Herald. , f.Until the closing days' of the Mancini' dynasty, there-
were no schools for girls in China,-except   those   of    Christian   missions.
There are now,'.however, in addition
to the elementary-' schools, -co-educa-
.tional'-.institutions, in   which- women
may    obtain ;! af university 'education,
and it is hoped to eventually establish
a university for women. / rxt'China,
the great obstacle! to1 women's! emaricir
pa'tion Is the patriarchal system .with
its- patria potestas, v betrothals.,-irrespective of. the. girl's .- inclinations, the
power of the husband over the wife,
arid other customs   which   are   evidence of the wife's inferiority in the
'Dominion Express MonexOrdersare on
sale Iii, five-thousand odicea thro'usliout
Canada.. '    '-    /'--  -.       , '.-' -'.-". -
For the Kidney^ I
Kidney troubles.are frequently I
caused by badly digested food |.;
which overtaxes these organs to I
eliminatetheirritantaddsformed. |
Help yoat stomach to properly
digest ihe food by taking 15 to
30 drops of Extract of Roots, sold
aa Metric? Stigel's. Curative Syrup,.
arid your kidney disorder wiil
promptly disappear,. Get. tht'
genuine. SOc and $1.00 bottle*.
. Ho/1 for Bladder Catarrh. K0.2 for 31ood &
Skin Dlietses. Ho.SiTorChrcnlcWeakneuea.
DR.LECLKRCM��d.Co.HaTerfteockKd.N-.\V.5. LoodDn.1
-'o�� Mail SI from 71, Frokt Sr. Kast.Toros,o. '
ex  31*.  sr. Paul  Streei- west.   Montrit.m..
The oldest of all London churches,
AH Halloivs. at Barklns-by-the-Tower,
| recently celebrated its l,23Sth birih-
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From the World's Edge
Letter From Arctic Mailed.Four Years
Ago. Finds Owner    7 ;    "!
Four years ' .ago. Roald Amundsen,
the explorer, mailed a letter in the
far north to a ftfaird in Minneapolis.
After various adventures the communication reached its destination a few
days ago, bearing,on its,face an epic
of! the postal- service at the world's
edge. .      Vf', X     - '"
Eskimo carriers and dog teams, who
started with the letter/had succumbed
to cold and starvation, and their mail
pouch-lay for nearly four years preserved by ice and snow until lastsum-
mer, when-a party of Russians discovered it. They sent the letter to
Amundsen's home in Norway, where
hi&vbrother, Leon, forwarded it, to the
Minneapolis destination.
f��--^**!f,      'SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON
Garment,  Drapery
Dye .or..   Ti����   Worn,    Faded
New for 15. Cents
Mother! Give Sick Baby
"California Fig Syrup"
Harmless   Laxative   to   Clean    Liver
and Bowels of Baby or Child
Even constipated, bilious, feverish, or sick, colic
Babies and Chll-
' dreri love \o take
genuine "California Fig Syrup."
No other laxative
regulates the tender little bowels
so nicely. It
* w e e t 0 n 3 the / /V ���>< m _ ..
etomach and starts the' liver and
bowels acting without griping. Contains no narcotics or soothing drugs.
Say "California" to your druggist .and
avoid counterfeits! Insist upon genuine "California Fig Syrup" which,
-contains directions.
The Imperial Press Conference is to
be-held in" Australia in 1924.. So far,
this is all that "is-known about the
next gathering.
Italy is understood to have\request"-
ed Egypt,to hand over a number of.
Tripolitan nationalist leaders . who
have taken refuge on Egyptian territory.
.Members of the MacMiilan polar-expedition, ice-locked in Northern
Greenland, aboard the schooner Bod-
woin, sent radio message to President
Coolidge thanking him for his-i-ecent-
ly transmitted holiday greetings.
A. B. Hudson, K.C., has been .retained by the Manitoba Government to appear before the Supreme/Court of Canada in the matter of the appeal of'tlie
Government of Saskatchewan against
the Manitoba Grain! Futures, Taxation'
Act.  v   ���'"'���,- W-W-'  :x)'.[). '" ���-  '���'���'
The United States administration's
policy of non-recognition of^the pres"
eut Soviet Government,of Russia was
supported vigorously in the Senate by
Senator Lodge of ..Massachusetts",' the
Republican leader,- and' -chairman of
the foreign relations, committee. 7
The first hearing of the ^monster
damage suit brought against Germany
on behalf of tlie tens of thousands bi'
Belgians dfeported by the Germans
during the war, began recently before
the mixed arbitration tribunal, which
will give a decision as to the principles-involved. --    '"
Sir Robert Borden,, president of the
League of Nations' Sbciety-;of Canada,
was'much"interested in the American
peace plan which; has received the
award of' the jury - over which Mr.
Elihu Root,presided. ��� Sir,Robert stated that he Welcomes the proposals, as
calculated to assist greatly in the prevention of-.wars../"- ' :   '.<��� ���������;.-���
On the ground that strictest, econ^
omy is often obtained by judicious^x-
penditure of- money, ��� the Canadian
Good Roads Association will press, for
a renewal ol the $20,000,000 Federal
Government grant to the provinces for
road construction, it was decided at a
meeting of the executive of the association.
; Don't wonder \viietiier��^ou can dye
or tint successfully, because. perfect
home dyeing is guaranteed with ^'Diamond D3res" eyen'.'if you have never
dyed before. Druggists have all colors.
Directions in each package.
Search Foiy Treasure
-Moses Called to, Deliver Israel.
/Golden Text.���By faith Moses, when
he was grown up, refused to be called the son of-Pharaoh's daughter;
choosing rather to share ill treatment
with the people of .God, than to enjoy
the pleasures of sin for a season.
Hebrews,! 11.24,25.
Lessoti.-TRxodus 1.1 to .12.36.
volional Reading.���-Psalm 130.
The Text Explained and Illumined
.1. Moses the Shepherd, verse 1. For
forty, years Moses was a shepherd in
the employ of Jethro, a priest of Mid-
iau, whose daughter lie married. "The
mission of freeing his people seemed
altogelher-at an end. (See The His-1
British Scientists WiU'Sail For South itorical Background.);.    The: world had
Pacific Ports on Interesting
no need.-of him. He was not ��� only
ignored"; he was. forgotten. The
gifts which he-must have recognized
Scientific investigations wilfbe com- indhimseir had seemingly'ho purpose
bined with the' more rqmantic object
of treasure hunting when  60  British
Strict Economy Needed
Burden  of Taxation   Bearing   Heavily
on the People of Canada
The record shown by the British
Chancellor of the Exchequer, in Britain's budget improvement during the
lour flscalo years elapsed since the
armistice is indicated by the following figures:
Fiscal ^
Year Revenue   -     Expenditure
1919-20- ��1,352,000,000 ��1,665,000,000
1920-21 1,435,000,000 ' 1,195,000,000
1921-22 1,127,000,000 1,079,000,000
1922-23      ���    914,000,000 812,001^,000
British Revenue has decreased by
about one-third since the first peace
year, due in part to lowering of' taxa
tion, and expenditure has been halved
���a very striking accomplishment.
Supplementing the improved position o.f the British" national finances in
the year just past, Great, Britain is
undertaking further economies. The
preliminary estimates for the military
scientists set off for tlie South Pacific j of what we should call his "prime he
in the..!,000-ton yacht, St. George. V,   | kept them patiently. Moses in Midian
Both he and they were apparently to
be thrown away.     Keeping sheep was
all he was fit for, and during^llie years | and civil departments show a.,contemplated saving of ��100,000,000, as com
-Supported, by'.the'British'Scientific" Is "" .example, of the value of mono-
Expeditionary Research Association, \ ferln^?. ^e? - bo^S
the party, wliich numbers some of the j of gathering force because the inner
best  known   ethnologists,   biologists, t sell' is being filled like a   well   or   a
geologists, ornithologists and entomologists of Great Britain, will cruise fallen months among the little known is-
iantls in the Pacific for scientific research. Incidentally, the parly will
have a fling nt the outset at the treasure which, tradition says, tlie pirate
Morgan buried on Cocoa Island, off the
Central American coast, a century ago,
several vain searches for which have
been made by various expeditions.
More British Than Britain
More Anglo-Saxons in ��� the United
States than in British Isles
Where are most people of purely
British origin to be found? The obvious answer would seem to 'b.e-/'in
England." Bul the answer would
be wrong. The number of people ol
pure British blood in England is per-
They Soon Disappear After Using Dr.
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:Every woman,,at times, finds the
routine..of housework irksome. But
how much more difficult are the daily
tasks of the home to the woman who
is. nervous and rundown? She prepares meals for the.family, but has no.
appetite for food. What she does eat
distresses her, headaches and dizziness follow, there is a fluttering of the
heart, and the complexion becomes
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building up the blood is generally effective. By improving the quality
of the blood and-increasing its quanT
tity, nourishment is carried .��� Ji*^
shattered nerves. The appetite iiT-
variably improves and gradually the
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Mrs. Geo. Grant, R.R. No. 1, Markdaln,
Ont., tells for the benefit of others the
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were to her in a rundown condition.
She says:���"If anyone can strongly
recommend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills I
feel I can. For over four years I had
been.troubled with my nerves, and for
weeks at a time I would suffer terribly with headaches. My blood was
very   thin,   I   had   no appetite, could
haps 35,000,000; in Scotland about 5,-
000,000:  in Australia about -1,000,000;   aTo'ne'irtSrho^^Vl rearod'somo
reservoir, with creative-strength. Only
in soltitude, or at least in quietude,
can this ever be accomplished. A life
that too early drains its resources, as
Moses had been impelled to drain his,
is emptied before its real work has begun. A restless life, frittered away
on trivial things, can never be anything but a vapid life. Tlie years in
which men and women seem never
to get beyond drudgery,- but go on with
drudgery faithfully, are often those in
which the spirit, is., gathering impetus
for further pushing, on" (Basil King).
In the' course of his duties, Moses
led his. flock to "the back of the wilderness," that is, to the wider part of
the. Peninsula of Sinai. In designating the points of the compass the
Hebrews faced the east; the east was
spoken of ;as in front, or before, arid
the'west as the back, or behind. He
found himself at Horeb, called here
"the mountain of God," the sacred
mountain, either because here God especially manifested Himself to Moses,
or in anticipation of the events recorded later ..in Exodus. "Modern men
and%omen who reckon it unspiritual
to call any place sacred because God
is everywhere, may condemn themselves lo finding him nowhere"
II. Moses's Initiation Into the Fellowship and Purposes of the Holy
and Compassionate God. Characteristic of thc'region where Moses found
himself are the thorny acaciaes, and
from one of them which was aflame
and yet was not consumed, God met
and challenged Moses. "I will turn
aside now, and see this great sight,
why the bush is not burnt," is Moses's
thought. "It is good to come to the
place, of God's presence, howsoever,"
observes Bishop Hall; "God may perhaps speak to thy heart, though thou
come but for novelty."
"Earth's crammed with heaven,
And  every   common   bush  afire  with
480,000,000  Bushels  of  Wheat
This Is the Final Estimate for Canada
For .1923 Crop
The announcement of the Alberta
Department of Agriculture, Increasing
Its estimate of" the wheat crop ii that
province by nearly 10,000,000 bushels
over its former estimate of 157,467,-
000 bushels, adds a similar amount to
the estimate of the Dominion Bureau
of Statistics, which accepts Ihcpro-
vinciaLfigures. If, in the final estimates, there are no reductions in the
.estimate for-the other provinces, the
total for all Canada will be approximately 480,000,000 bushels.
and in Soutli Africa about 3,000,000
This appears ou the surface to be-con-
elusive,.and to leave England miles
ahead; but we forget (lie United
States of America.
During the war-an American, crossing from-France to'Britain, strongly
objected to being called officially 'a
"foreigner" on the ground that, as he
said, he had as pure Anglo-Saxon
blood in his veins as any man in the
British army could boast. And he
was right.
According to tho "census figures of
the U.S.-A. for- 1920, the United
States contain more-people of British,
exclusive of Irish,- origin than Great
Britain does. The actual figures are
55,000,000 against, say, 3S,000,000 in
England, Scotland and Wales. Thus,
for every two representatives of the
British race found in Great. Britain
tliere are three in the United States.
hardly go about.     Twas afraW (ojtay j But 0n,jV_ie who seos<  takos off his
shoes��� ,
The rest sit around if and pluck blackberries"  (Mrs, Browning).
."Our   awakened   mind   is the first
pared with last year's estimate.
Canada is, of course,- a country of
greater relative potential resources
than GreafBritaih and can perhaps,
afford lo leave a larger portion of lier
debts to be taken care of by prosperity, However, tlie burdens of taxation are being feltTkeenly and tliere is
a growing feeling that the Canadian
Government might well follow the example of the British Government in
culling tlie expenditures to an extent
lo permit of a substantial, reduction
in tax levies. In this connection the
altitude, of the.public should be an
important factor, for it is a recognized
weakness of a government that so
long as taxes can be readily collected
there is small incentive for politicians
to reduce expenditures.
with the old-time
Southern flavor
that fairly  melt-
in your mouth
wonderfully crisp
and tender
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'I'se ih town. Honey.'"
Sec easy reapes on the package
tliiug would happen me. Finally r decided to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
and they^have made me a now woman,.'
as I am now the picture of health.     I         ,.,.          ,. ,        ,.         , ,.,.       ,���  ,
lnvp  _np_wn._   iii  woiniii    _im i.��vi_-i    condition   ol transformed Hie,     wei       , , . ,
luue incieaood jn -\eight, the  head-            .         , G d b     >        Uiinkm-   good faith, the sales tax will increase
aches come no more, and mv nerves j ,UI10L ieaLI1 ^ou ��J  meit, 1 iiiukiu���, 1 =>
are as good as ever thev were      Be-! ^ut l e mmu 1S God s chosen avenue to ��� the public revenues considerably, and
'the life.     11 the mind is hopelessly    "'    -               ......
- Increasing Burdens
The Ultimate Consumer as Usual Will
Be Called Upon to Pay the
-Shot      ..-.-
Some of the multiplying troubles of
the Dominion- Government have to do
with the increased sales tax. The
government has thus far been pestered
chiefly by organization which disagree as to how the tax is to be applied and collected. The consumers
have yet to be heard from, and their
objections will probably be quite as
vigorous and much more dangerous
to the government.
Because the sales tax will in the
working out mean an additional burden upon the consuming public. The
government, at the last session 'of parliament made vigorous denial that, in
levying a six per cent, lax "at the
source" it was planning to get more
revenue or to add to the public burdens. The idea behind the change
had simply to do with the efficiency in
collection, it claimed.
Notwithstanding     these     protesta-
i tions, which  were no doubt made in
Price  of Bread
The young people of today are lazy
chiefly because they are the young
people of last night.'
An   automatic   grain   shocker has
been invented and is in successful use.
. Recommends Lydia E. Pinko
ham's Vegetable Compound
. to Other Mothers
Hereford, N. S!���"I am the mother
of four children and I was so weak after
my last baby came that I could not do
��� my work and suffered for months until
a friend induced me to try Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Since
taking the Vegetable Compound my-
weakness-has left me and the pain in
. my back has gone. I tell al! my friends
who are troubled with female weakness
to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, for I think it is the best
medicine ever sold. You may advertise
my letter."���Mrs. GEORGE I. CROUSE,
Hemford, N. S.
My First Child
-   Glen Allen, Alabama;���" I have been
greatly benefited by taking Lydia E;
Pinkham's Vegetable   Compound  for
bearing-down feelings and pains. Twas
troubled  in this way for nearly four
years following the birth of my first
cfaiid.and at times'���%-..._.*,.- hardly stand on
my feet. A neigh*.-.:: : -;commended the
Vegetable Compound to me after I had
. taken doctor's medicines" without much
ti  benefit.   It has relieved my painsand
St gives me strength. I recommend it'and
tp give you permission to use my testimonial letter."���Mrs, Ida Kye, Glen
Allen, Alabama.
Women who suffer should write to the
Lydia E-Pimkham Med icine Co. .Cobourg.
Ontario, for a free copy of LydJa E.
Pinkham's   Private   Text-Book
Ultirnate~CoFTsumer Paying at tlie Rate
of $75.00 for a  barrel of
Flour ^s
The high pi ice of bread and our
war-time habit of economising in
bread have, thinks the Department
of Agriculture, .needlessly limited the
present consumption of wheat. In
1914 flour sold for-$-1.43 a barrel, as
compared with $6.89 now, but the
bread produced' from "a barrel 6f flour
has" increased in price from % 10.40 to
$18.30. Incidentally, the fanner gets
less than three dollars for "the wheat
that goes UHo1 a barrel of flour, but
the consumer of a restaurant who gets
two sllces'of bread for a nickie buys
flour-at the-rate of $75 a barrel.���
Youth's Companion.
C.P.R. Grain Record
From the opening of tiie crop year,
Sept. 1, to the official closing of navigation, Dec. 12, the -Canadian Pacific
Railways reported the heaviest marketing, of grain since the inecption of
the road. Cars loaded by the company also created a record for the
season, having -numbered 116,232.
Grain marketed topped the 200,000,000-
bushcl mark-.
lore I began taking Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills life-was a burden; now I
enjoy-living, and I hope some otlier
woman will take courage lrom my experience, for I feel sure thai what this
medicine did for me it can do for
You ean get these Pills from any
medicine dealer or by, mail af 50c a
box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont.
Her Finish
"Your daughter rccitescvery well,"
llie^ "pastor's" wife remarked to BIrs.
Muddleby, af the church social.
7'Yes," said Mrs. Muddleby, "I'm going to give her a course in electrocution. Then she smiled and added.
"To sorter finish her oft, you know,"
Had^A Weak hieart
Was Very Nervous
For Three Years
asleep, God is barred out. Thp first
thing to'get a man to do is lo pay attention to the signs of God's presence
within him or without him. The
great reason why men do not find God
is that thoy do not trouble to' pay attention to his doings" (Gillie).       _,
The cheapness of Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator puis" it within
reach of all, and it can be got at' any
druggist.     " s
WINNIPEG - -        - MAN.
Immediate Shipment From Stock
Bank Makes Remarkable Progress In
Past Fiscal Year. Position Further
Strengthened by Holdings of Short
Term Securities. Earnings Well
A gain of fifty millions in deposits,
liquid assets of approximately 50 per
cent, and cash amounting to no less
than 28 per cent, of liabilities to the
public are among the. outstanding features of a remarkably stiong statement which The Royal Bank of Canada is forwarding to its shareholders
for the fiscal year ending November
30th. A $50,000,000 gain in deposits
is really phenomenal under conditions
that prevailed during the past year
and must be accepted as unmistakable
pal being a gain in shoit teim government socuiUie". Dominion and Provin-_
cial Government seciiiities now stand at
$28,783,030, up fiom ?22.D50.22I, and Can-
udian. Municipal and linlish. Foreign and
Colonial Government securities, othet
than Canadian, amount to $15,300,303,
against $7.00_l 927 a yeai ago Call loans
total $40,372,374, compaied with $48,610,-
020 last veai
Largei  Business Handled
In the many fields of nidu'-tiy and com-
meico served by the Bank thero has evidently been a demand foi ^increased accommodation      This is icflectcd in a gain
in   curient   loans,   which   now  stands   at
$2fi4,722.0G7 aframst $242,1)37,770.      During.
1'I23    the    balance    due to the Dominion
Government    ol    $17,1G1 750,    reported    a
yeiix ago, has l.eer.cntnely paid off.     ^
Growth In Deposits
In  the  large  gain of $30,000,000  in  de-
is to lie noted that those 111 the
testimony    of    the    confidence that is | ^v'ln^jDeSaltment    now    amount    to
everywhere   placed   in   this    strong    ���
Canadian banking institution What
will make such a large gain still more
satisfactory/ from the shaieholders'
standpoint is that owing to the general
character of th^! business done by the
Bank there are no especially Iaige deposits of any nature
$Ul,759,tfi7, as compared with $277.*T>.-
882, an rnfre.i&e of no let.s than $31,163.-
245 foi  the year.
Earnings Well Maintained
The   earnings   for   the year were well
maintained,   pioflts  having  amounted   to
$1,000,310       This  compares  with  $3 058,-
469   111 sthe   pievious  jeai.       The   profits
added   to   the   balance    earned    foiwaid
fiom tlio pit'ceding \eai brought the total
ivailable  foi   distiibution   up   to
This was disUibuled as fol-
continues to show an expanding tend-   ]��WSJ    , ,
_.���___,       rp���f���i ���_.���_.._. _..-;_, t_���,,, ecoo oko     Dividends and bonuses to shaie-
ency.     total assets are now 5oda,3oB,-
General Position Further Strengthened , amount t\
The. general business ot the Bank  $4,oic,SJO
554, as. compared with $-179,362,366 for
the previous year, or a gain of about"
$59,000,000. Liquid assets are $233,-
125,474, as compared with $216,048,331,
while cash on hand:amounts to SS1,-
604,539, against $71,935,920 a >ear ago.
In the liciuid assets a number of other
large increases, are shown, the prlnci-
holders      $2,850,000
Transfei red to Officers' Pension
Fund         100,000
Appioimation  foi   Bank  Promises   .   400,000
Besetvo for Doi,i(nion  Go\ern- _��
ment   ''\>vr��.     including   wai -  ��%
tax on Bank Note Circulation      475,000
lea\��inK a,i amount to be eai iiecl-f'>!Wa,'cI
of $.1,08".S.O.  at, ajtain-'t $1,007,511 rtt *rfi*-..
end of the prp\io��is \cn_.
" ^il
J  ��
m. New Dollar Bill
this increase "will by no means do
crease the adtlilional burden upon the
ultimate consumer. Tho tax as formerly levied was lo some considerable
extent absorbed by business because
of diiliculty in certain cases in passing il on; but there are few businesses
thai can thus rake care of a six per
cent lax. It is bound lo go into'gen-i ^jie ney>.' j^jjg
eral cost and to be passed on with the'
usual percentage of increases for
every turnover.���Winnipeg-Free Press
Will Represent Alberta
"     "" "���" -*��M
Hon. George Hoadley Will Attend
Empire Show in London
Hon. George Hoadley will go to London as '-honorary commissioner from
thc Alberta Government at the British Empire Exhibition    in    Wembley   this winter   to  music  played   by  the
Radio in the North
Music From New York for Dancers in
the Yukon
Denizens of the  Yukon wiil dance
Miss Jessie Peterson, Zealandla,
Sask., writes:-���"I wish to let -you
know how much good Milburn's Heart
and Nerve Pills have done for me.-
For nearly three years I was very
badly ruu down, had a weak heart,
and was so nervous that sometimes I
would almost faint away.
I heard of-many people who had recommended your Heart and Nerve
Pills, so I decided to give them a trial.
After I had used two boxes I found
they had done me good, and after h;tv;
ing taken five boxes I was completely
I cannot rconnnend your Piiis
enough, and .1 .would advise anyone
having a weak heart or troubled with
nervousness to use them."
Milburn's H..& N. Pills are SOc a
box-at all dealers, or mailed direct on
-receipt of price by The T. Milburrr-f-fog ������
Co., Limited, Toronto, Ont.
Park ne.\t spring. The Dominion Gov-
ermnent 'asked recently for the appointment, at federal charges, of such
a provincial representative to attend
best_orchestras from Npw_York-to San
Francisco through the medium of the
radio telephone. _ Now that the period
of the shortest daylight,   is   reached,
New . Issue Expected to Lessen
Chances of Counterfeiting
Uncle Sam's new $1 bills have made
their appearance. The new bills le-
tain the picture of George Washington,
but do away witli the pictuie ol the
eagle. Aside from tlie picture of
Washington, the new senes is ol an
entirely different pattern Ne.r ?5.
$10 and $20 bills *vili be is&ued latei.
arc expected lo lessen
the chances of counterfeiting as each
denomination is distinctly different
from the others. The, new issue has
been favorably received aud a general
desire expressed lo acquit 0 as many
of the bills as possible���From the
Vancouver Province.
High Priced Egg
the exhibition, and 'serve as author!-1 radio fans are getting perfect -results
ta'live -spokesman for Alberta during I from their instruments and the radio
a part of the ��� season, aud Mr. Hoadley has been chosen for the post.
-He  will  leave  for London  shortly
after the opening of tlie big show in
April. ��� f-''
Abridge the Bible
An abiidged edition of tiie Bible is
being prepared by Cambridge University for the use qf school^.     Passages
dance promises to become the rage in
many small settlements along the
Vukon River. Miners at Miller Creek
and Keno Hill have- experimented and
found lhat Ihey can tune in on radio
concerts for their dance music. Broadcasting from Calgary, Portland, Los
Angeles and San Francisco compete
witli music from still more distant
New   York    and   .Jersey  City  these
considered unsuitable- for children will, niglU!) t0 beguiie the unbroken twi-
Lumber for the Orient
Approximately 50,000,000 feel- of
lumber have been booked to be cut
In January and February by B.C. sawmills for Japanese trade, and about
7,000,000 feet for-Australia. Cedar,
fir and hemlock logs are in great demand by Japan, "and nearly every boat
sailing for the. Orient carries deck-
loads of logs.
- Was Sf a Proposal
She "was Inclined to be sentimental.
He was nothing if not , practical.
"AVould that you could tell me how to
mend,a broken heart, she said. ''"I
have known of cases whereit has been
done by splicing," he replied.
be omitted from the " new edition,
which will be about two-thirds the
size of thc authorized Scriptures,
light of the sub-Arctic winter.
Minard's Liniment for Dandruff
"Jimmie," said "the teacher, "why
don't you wash your face? I can see
what you had for breakfast this morn-
Littie Boy: "What, was it?"
Teacher: "Eggs." 'Little Boy:
"Wrong..teacher; that was yesterday.','
Excellent - for -Grottpy Children.���-
When a child is suffering with croup
it is a good plan to use*-Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil. It reduces the inflammation and loosens tlie phlegm giv- j P����r man ha^e been too long delayed
Suiting the Sticklers
The Town Council of Bath, England,
has registered an objection to religious support for tlie existing economic scheme oi" things in such hymns
as:     ' "    _ .
The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate;
God made them high and lowly-
And ordered their estate.   '
According-  to    tiie    council, God did
not  order  these  contrasts  in  status,
and certain changes  in  favor of ��he
Powerful Medicine.���The healing
properties in six esseutia! oils are concentrated in every . bottte of_ JDr
TH6mas'"EcIectric Ofl.-toimihg one of
the most beneficial lini.iiems ever offered to the use of man Many can
testify, as to its powei iu allaying
pain, and many moro cm ceitity that
they owe their health to it. Its wonderful power is, not expiess-ed by the
small price at which it-sells.
A newspaper down in Maine, in telling of the death of a man through being struck by a railroad tiair, adds
that "it will bereinembeied that he
met with a similar accident a year
ago." It is .to be'hoped that the habit, wliich he appears to hrne contacted, will not be chronic.
Dinosaur Egg Offered for Sale at Price
of ��5,000
Get    ioui    bicakfa&t dinosaur egg-
whiie it's Jiesh���uotje&fa than ?5,000
each and only one foi sale
The Amcncan mu&eum of natural
histoiv, needing a Utile pin money,
advertises one ol the lare ovals le-
centl> iouna in tho "onginal girden
of Eden," in lhc htViit ol the Mongolian desert, for sale
Tho egg, one of a nest lound bv
Cuiator Ko' Chapman Andie^s, is
ten million *ears old Funds from
its sale will go to finance fuithei e\
ploiation in Mongolia Bids will be
accepted foi the next month
Estimate*, place the total number of
newspapers published in the world at
56 thousand     __=
Not satisfied to meet tiouble hair-
*-\a>, some of us beconio impatient
and go the *\ hole distance.
It's often difficult to get even with
people ^ho owe jou monev.
ing speedy relief to the little sufferer.
United Stales trade with the.British
colonies, protectorate' and dependencies has more than' doubled since the
beginning of the war.
It is 'equally, reliable for sore throat   placed with	
j and chest, earache, - rheumatic   pains,      ���.,,���. _u_.���.
cuts,-bruises and sprains. Dr. Thomas'
I Ecie-ctric Oil is regarded by.many
-thousands as an indispensable of the
j family medicine cheat.
You may criticize a man's business
methods, ancestors and wife, but never offer suggestions when he is driving the car.
�� a ��___. *   o     .-    _l  ��-r ,t opon  of tj,ai jan(j
** Ailments PfcrJoar to Women."      c 1
Although mummified" apes of ancient
Egypt show evidence of rickets, no definite evidence of tbis disease has yet
been found in tiie numerous human
bedie.* examined from ancient graves
V.   J507
Keep Minard's ii tbe house
Magistrate: "Have you anj thing to
say before! pass sentence?" Burglar: "Yes, m'iud. Ifs a bit thick bef
in" identified by a bioke wot kept 'is
head under the bedclothes the whole
Obviouslv  the   stanza- should  be  re-
Wiien Adam dslved and Eve "span
Who was then the gentleman?   -
���The N.Y. World
Smug satisfaction with o-.irselvt��s
and conditions about us are the biggest obstacle* to social progress.���
Minard'l Livtlmsnt Heals Cuts
If you intend to work there is no
better placethan right tliere you
are; if you do not intend to go to
work, you cannot get along anywhere.
Squirming and crawling about from
place to place can do no good,���Abraham Lincoln.
The Cynical Bachelor observes that
the follow who makes up his mind
never lo marry is a.go&i bit of a
coward. " '   *
Order Your
Farm Help Now
IN VIEW of tKe great demand for jarm help existing in
Canada, the Canadian Pacific Railway will continue it* Farm
Help Service during 1924 and will enlarge its scope to include women domestics and boys.
THE COMPANY is in touch with large numbei s of good farm
laborers,in Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmaik. France,
Holland, Switzer3ai.d and other European countries and through
its widespread organization can promptly fill applications for
help received from Canadian farmers.
In. order to have the help _reach Canada in time for the Spring
operations farmers needing help should arrange to get their
applications in early, fhe earlier the better, as naturally those
applications which aie received early will receive firs.t attention.
Blank application forms and full information regarding the
service may be obtained from any C.P.E. agent or from any
of the officials listed below. TKE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY
Department of Colonization and De* elopmcat
jnN>apEC���M. E. Th*rnt��B. SetwrfnteiMJent ��f CaltmUaiSea
X. S. Aciwn. Iksrwral Agricultural Agent
SASKATOON".--W. J. GeT*sr. 3Undt Air*nt
H- V. Sector, Special Cetemsslism Accnt
CAtGABT.~T. O. F. Hi*z*r. Asst. to Supt. of Cfiloaumtiea
KJOMOXTOK*,-^, Mtlfer, ILstmJ Agent
- KOXTSEAL_���f,  n^agaJt, Gentxsi Ayr��-a3tera* Ascent
Q. *___ D#�� Ji'isrww^ lasd Agtnt
Odtt Cet3Ja!��ffl��i��*r.
C.' R'RITK,-
w--*^,?.^itf��8fo^...iB^S=i��i*r��wm*^ THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA,
Is !$-2.oo a year strictly in advance, or
$2.50 when not paid for three months or
more have passed. To Great Britain aud
the United States $2.50, always in advance.
Ap-purr-taining to a Cat
Delinquent Co-Owner Notices $250��
Coal and Oil Notices.!...     7.00
Estray Notices 3-00
Cards of Thanks    1.00
Certificate of Improvement  12.50
(Where more than one claim ap-.
pears lu notice, $5.00 for each additional claim.)
All other legal advertising, 12 cents a
line first insertion, and 8 cents a line for
each subsequent insertion, nonpariel
Transcient display advertising 50 cents
an inch each insertion.
Business locals I2j��c. a line each in-
The News staff is purr-plexed by
tha absence of Battling Sikki,
Peck McSwaiu's purr-fectly black
Thomas cat. Purr-baps some
purr-fidious purr-son has purr-
loined him. Purr-chance he may
be in purr-suit of some su-purr-b
Tabby cat. This seems purr-
verse however, as it is purr-terb-
ing to - think that anything could
purr-suade him, as the purr-en-
nial winter was Betting in, to take
purr-functory leave of his breakfast; dinner and su-purr. He
appeared purr-fectly content, in
fact purr-fervid iu his purr-sistence
to make the News office his purr-
manent home. Su-purr-stition
suggests that purr-haps he left because Peck was taken sick���a
purr-turbing suggestion that seems
su-purr-fluous. ��� Portland Canal
ere an
Quebec city is again becoming the
Mecca of winter-loving tourists. Arrangements for the forthcoming
carnival are nearing completion and
sports of all kinds, including toboggan sliding on the four-track chute
on Dufferin Terrace, are in full
swing. /
Newsprint production in Canada
for the eleven months of 1923 ending in November was 1,166,225 tons,
as compared with 993,988 tons for
the same period in 1922, the increase
being equal to 17 per cent. The
estimated production for the year is
1,270,000 tons, or 189,000 tons over
that for 1922.
The blue cross means lhat
your subscription is due, and
that the editor would be pleased
to have more money.
It is not what yon didn't do in
1923, but what you will do in "l 924
that counts.
Now that Christmas and New
Year are past everyone can settle
down and'plan for 1924.
A cast iron Btomach is a fine
thing as long aa it remains cast
iron, bnt why break the iron?
Have you paid your sub-
scri tion to The Ledge?
The mild weather prevailing in
Quebec until recently greatly hindered lumbering operations in the
province. This situation, according
to Mr. Piche, Chief -Forester, has
been adjusted, however, by late falls
of snow, and the total cut has been
���brought up to normal.
There are 300 ports and harbors
on the coasts of Canada. The majority are, of course, smallp affairs,
the big port's not exceeding six.
However, one of Canada's" ports,
Montreal, ranks sixth among the
���world's ports and third on the basis
of export business done during the
Beven months in which it is open.
,  The Little Boy(!
"And what are you goiug to be
when you grow up?"
"After I have been a parson to
please mother and a judge to
please father, I'm going to
America to be a boot-legger."���
The value of Canada's 1923 grain
crop is estimated by .the Dominion
Bureau of Statistics at $892,572,300.
Of this total approximately $450,000
is credited to the three prairie provinces. It is interesting to note that
while the figures for Manitoba and
Saskatchewan are below those of the
year 1922, those of Alberta are above
by over $45,000,000.
Grain marketed along the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1928 totalled
187,642,224 bushels, an increase-of
33,324,619 bushels over .any similar
period in the railway's history. The
increase in bushels shipped was 18,-
086,730, or 9.2 per cent over 1922,
and 83.1 per cent'of the total amount
marketed had been shipped ^y December 3rd.
B.C's Best Brew
Cascade is produced at British
Columbia's model brewery, where
quality "and purity of ingredients,
combined with perfectly hygienic
" conditions," are of paramount
Insist on Cascade
Pure ��� palatable���appetizing
���the brew for YOU.
Has opened an office above Chas.
King's office. '
Open 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The curious pompadour, or
bruBh cufe, which the boys of today
affect in their^toneorial dressing, is
nice for fresh cheeked boys who
have never ^had to face the uncertainties of business or endure
the hardships of war. The long
locks makes sweet darlings of
them, but lay no stress on the
achievements of manhood. A tall
old fellow of sixty-five came to
town a couple of weeks ago. He
was'proud of his long wavy hair
which waB exceptionally fine for a
man of hiB "yearB. ' A man of sixty-
five with] a splendid brush is not
often Been in anj age of baldheads.
- Tiie pompadour iB not a nice
fashion for tbe men who get-bald
early in life. ~--xz'.XX-.y
News From~ the Capital
Victoria, Jan. 16.���The latest
'problem" of  the   government  is
gasoline bootlegging. The. new,
���: . tax of three cents per;.gallon has
led  some   of   those -. wiliin g .to
V "take    a   chance'?   to. smuggle
quantities of.gasoline 'across ;tbe
'   border from the  American side.
However, Hon..���John. Hart, aim-.
ister. of ..finance, has nipped the
fVrnovement in the:bud  and' has
secured;the co-operation of cus-
V.toms officers and police .officials
.all along, fhe boundary.;. A-fclpse,
V Watch is being kept and where.
.; culprits    are   apprehended ; stiff
"-penalties will;be imposed. '.---���_-
._��� -Little V antagonism    is   being
registered..7against   the f, govern-
- ---meat's''- new". .redistribution bill.-,
"-'the-Act'being generally, accopte<:
���as   eminently     fair. '" Still, Wi.
. rCpwichan; a determined drive - i^
. made.to have restorrd.. the phl-ft-.
; .-ical identity.'cf "that" Sectoral:dis-
-,' trict. ... Premier .Oliver' dubs'-lhr
;-   move-as a. .'.'tempest in a le'acujV.'-
���   pointing o\\i  that, tbe. new- cpri-
V stituency.fofiiCowicban-New:car.Uc;
. Vis" th'e- most compact - rural-., con-;
, : siitufeccy in the. province, :;wi\h ';;
voting strength ojf;4046, sm!i opV
..".'13- polling, places,- 'VOihqrVcor.-
;    stituencies have. ��ccep*ed  .too ro-
.'7 distribution' of' seats  asf a ver *
- fair ' solution  of . the  problem 1 f
-.- favorable rediitriluviun.
.; Communication      ,���;!
[Tiie Le.lgt-'iiJviteft;'correspondence ,c.'7.I
. public  nature but  does not - liolcl   iu-t-li'. j
. in atiy vray.,respotisibIc for .tht. opin_oi>
..expressed.] .... -���'-:'-���������  f-.   .-
;-.,-; -;."_ -   Ketik, Valley, EG,
Z-.-",,   -X'X'-    -XX.-'       .  Jati. 14th, 1924
V^DirpR .Thk ledge* -
���".'   'Sir:"""-'. .. -.���;..   7.'"
X In  the interests of cfiarifyhrg
: tlie'-Poiitical 'siiua'.iorViri this Riding, I
-hereby eiiallenge to a triangular debate
o'n<the:.respective merits of tlieir own.
.���partY'aisy'- Liberal.and".Conservative-resi-
qentiu the 'Greenwood. Ridhig; Anyone
accefptiiig this chaileiige should coaimur-
icate. with ilajor Gray,-.President ol tl.e
Rocli, Creek Association, . Provincial:
Party, -wLo'-will make all afrangenitst^
as to place and date, witti the proyfsj
that it m'Etf be not lat-r than Feb.   15th
.owing to n,j departure from this district.
n. i.yE\\ is,
���   ' Cocainander
Grain Movement Over The Canadian Pacific Railway
1 Sept. 1    -   Dec. 12,1923
Clickety-click. clickety-click.. . It is the sound of car
wheels passing over the railroad tracksr and you.
-could stand and listen to the same clickety-click for 44
hours on end, if you were to watch that part of the
magnificent crop of Canada grown in districts served by
the Canadian Pacific railway and moved from the
harvest fields by that company. Imagine, if you can, a
train 8S.1 miles long, or as far as from Winnipeg to the
upper reaches of the Rocky Mountains. That is how
many freight cars there would be. But cars alone cannot
make a train. There are the engines, as well, and the road
has kept in the neighborhood of 670 freight0engines
tugging   grain   trains   east. and   west   day _ and . night
' Ihioughout the season and in addition to these there
are 171 switch engines employed at terminals. The
season, be it understood, is taken as the period from the
opening of Lhe Canadian crop year, Sept. 1 to the official
close of navigation with regard to shipping insurance on
the Great Lakes, which falls Dec. 12.
So much for computation trains. In point of fact
however, the longest train which was made up during the
season-consisted of 125 cars and was approximately 1
mile in length. It was operated from Stoughton to
Areola, Saskatchewan, on October oth. The weight of
the train not including the engine totalled 7,946 tons,
---of this 5,556 tons being freight. The train handled
185,000 bushels_of wheat.
Now during the season, there were 88 days on which
cars could be loaded, for Sundays are excluded. During
those 88 days there were trains operated on an-average
every 50 minutes day and night, trains carrying nothing
but grain mind you, for passenger-traffic and other
freight business were conducted at the same time, and
on uninterrupted schedules too, be it noted. These trains
were on an average 45 cars long.
' la all, from Sept. 1 to Dec. 12, 1923, there v. ere
marketed in districts served by the- Canadian Pacific
Railway more than 200,000,000 bushels of all grains the
largest quantity ever reported since the inception of the
road. Taking the cars loaded as more truly representative
of the activities of the company in the matter of grain
movement, these have been-reported at 116,232 for the
period, representing 169,931,184 bushels. Suppose for
a momejit that all that grain were to be dumped into a
**Ver bed 100 feet wide and five feet deep, and that the
new 'river' were able to flow at an average rate for water,
say a mile an hour, then he who stood on the,bank and
had the patience to watch, might pitch his tent and
picnic for three and one half days before this stream
would be dried up.
A second trip into the land of imagination and one
might put mountains in the background, 'and might
make those mountains up of all the grains kernels which
had been taken from the freight cars engaged in their
transportation. If the grain were heaped up, on acre lot*
of-ground, there might well be three mountains, and each
one of them would tower 5,000. feet into the'heavens.
The. Canadian Pacific.railway station at Lake Louise,
one of the.highest in the Rocky Mountains, is 5,044
feet above sea level. In the three mountains would be
included oats, rye, barley, flax���all the'coarse grains
commonly grown in the Dominionjis well as wheat, but
if the latter were to be sorted out and put into mountains
by itself, supposing there were still to be three mountains,
then each of .these would rise 4,200 feet from the ground.
Banff itself is only 4,500 feet above the sea.
But after aii, wheat is of little use in imaginary rivers
or even mountains, however high or "picturesque they
may be. Let us consider what would happen if all the
wheat were made into flour (leaving coarse grains aside)
and kneaded up and baked into bread. If this were done
there would be approximately 104,700 miles of regulation
size, 16 ounce loaves, if they were placed end to end. This
tremendous string of loaves would stretch back and forth
across Canada, from Montreal -to Vancouver 36 times.
If the loaves wc-rejaid side by side and end to end, they
would form a solid belt across the Dominion' wider than
the height of a eity lamp post. Again if they were piled
in a trans-Canada wall one loaf deep, the height of the
wall would be 12 feet.
"A particularly interesting feature of the grain movement of thc present season according to company
officials is the increase which had been reported in the
amount of grain sent by Canadian Pacific to Vancouver
for export. In all there were 5,532 cars received
representing 8,087,784 bushels, or a very large percentage
of the total exports from Vancouver which aggregated
8,910,966 bushels to the United Kingdom, and 80,300
mostly to South America. Last season for the corresponding period there were 3,548 cars received at ^Vancouver
ancl 4,897,019 bushels exported.   -
The new Continental remedy called
"LARMALENE" (Reffd.)
is a simple harmless home-treatment
which absolutely cures deafness,
noises in tbe bead, etc NO EXPENSIVE APPLIANCES NEEDED for this
new Ointment, instantly operates
upon the affected parts with complete
and permanent success- SCORES OF
-. Mrs. K. Wilkinson, of-Slad Road, Stiotid,
writes:���"Please could I trouble you to send me ..
another box of theJJintmeut. It is not for myself, but for a friend of mine who is as bad as I
was, and cannot t*et any rest for the noises iu
the head.---I feel a new woman, and can g-o to
bed now and get a good night's rest,- which, I
have not - been able to do for many
months. It is ,a_wonderful remedy and am
most delighted to recommend.it."
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control
Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
. Mrs..E. Crowe, of Whitehorse Road, Croydon writes:���"lam pleased to tell you that the
small tin.of ointment you sent to me at Ventnor,
has proved a complete success, my hearing is
uow quite normal, aud the Horrible head noises
have ceased. The 'action of this new remedy
must be very, remarkable, for r have been
troubled with these complaints for nearly ten
years, and have liad some of the very-best medical advice together with other-expensive ear
instruments all to no purpose. I need hardly say
how very grateful I am, for my life- has tin Jer-
gonean entire change.;
.-, Trj one box today, which can be forwarded
to any address on receipt of money order for
AT ANY PRICE.   ��� .
Address orders to:���
"LARMALENE" CO.. (H. Thomas).
"Woodlands;" Bean, Dartford, Kent, Eng.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the Postmaster General; will be received at Ottawa
until noon, oa Friday, the JSth February, 1924,
for the conveyance of His Majesty's Mails,on at
proposed Contract for four years, twelTe times
per week on the route between Greenwood and
Railway Station from the PostiusUr General's
pleasure.   ~-��� 7 X'S
Printed notices containing further inform*.
tion ivsto conditions of proposed Contract may
be' seen and blank forces of Tender, may be
obtained at the Post Office of Greenwood, B.C,,
and at the office of the District Superintendent,
Postal Service.
Office of District Superintendent, Postal Service, Vancouver, B. C, 4th January, 1924.
.  J. F. MURRAY,
'.. District Superintendent.
Ledge ads bring results.
Tailored Clothes
Men's Suits and Overcoats
For Fall and Winter
Splsadid Assortment of New
- Samples Just Arrived
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Vacant, unreserved, surveyed.
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and improvement for agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding pre-emptions 13
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing tho Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which Is not timber-
land, I.e., carrying over 5,000 board
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per. acre east of that
Range. ; o
Applications for pre-emptions aro"
to bo addressed to the Land .Commissioner of tho Land Recording Division, in which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be "obtained from the Land Commissioner.
-Pre-emptions must be occupie'd for
five j;ears and improvements mado
to value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at laa&t flvo
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
For moro detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being timberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land ls $6
per acre, and second-elass (grazing),
land $2.50 'per acre. Further infor- ���
mation regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands 13 giv��*n in Bulletin?
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease* of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or'leased, tho conditions including payment of
H&'MESITE  leases
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be' leased as homesites,
conditional- upon a dwelling being
erected in tho first year, title being
obtainable after residence and improvement conditions ave fulfilled
and land has been surveyed.
For grazing ~and   industrial    purposes areas not exceeding 040 acres
may be,leased'by one  person  or  a
"company. ��� ���, ���	
Under the Grazing Act the Province is divided into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing " Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
The glacial rockics as a morle location.
ND Jiisfc '-tft*8i"':;SiSa'^Otto Paul Sohwarz, of 1
,   ^wttzerifcad;; :jn^tfescribiiig  a trip  ia the
C^u^AV^'.^!^^'''^^^^!'   "w8   Bavr   a   lt!Uge
Berg^xtmC'1.     .
"Anffdia it f&&&:-ait -yfe?" ixe was asked.     "Or
do itesy -lileatf^V .,'     Xyy
r*-At%, no, _^!��ergsciirtaia is not a T>ird. It is a
trage crerasse wfc&r��:t&$ --ifee has slipped down the
rotkfwalt -and'feritcfefc-xXEh* next {.tumbling block
��b carasi to .'wasf;af cjiiniELey. TWs is a bard bi��I-
iessi Xtt:'m&e^'^mSti:j(yST back against ens wall
aBd-<$%*r;'��est:a��albat-?tKe'-other and doing what you
tali ��ii^Hr sltetto^sblmmy* till yon get to tbe top.
Iddi6^':fiife^Jleet:loi_��-'fHang above us."
'^i%iiy:^-i!^^',i^.--^9,��m6 ot mountain climbing,
"e^secS^^fi^ef.lp'wiiei'e the glaciers are. Ima-
g&e": aVrirerv;bf ���'!��.'-Srltfi a "depth of pomethteg like
J ""'' ":"'iJ-" " forest '&w*m�� m$k $2%2i Hk 1SS8*��
'*-*"���'��� ittf"-'-
��outdoors canm
to the bowels ol the eartk ��
from its uneven surface am
which can never Tvana theni;
force, irresistible,   stupendous!
fascination wh.cli the lovers or
deny. ^^-VVVVVf
Tite picture above was taS^:-"^;^:-'^!'
Canada" near Banff, and tttf^&tJJS&f'.-.p��sMtewI
the party is traversing ���will. ia^yeat^JWim?^
to make fertile the pr&iris piaito;f:V*ra*i(aJI^fa|:
rate of about four inches eacljtd^iotMngCCRn:
hold it, but another generatidfffoCff^lfatsiejri
have com9 and gone before;::-0*i>'-|^k��^:vw?j!<.
climbers stand ��friH hav�� fo\m%;itSffi^y;^P   "'
warmer valleys "whet* it -will aaeit j'faaOtt::*69;
time, snow from tie even I^_i^p��*f/;^iill-
and pack and so, so fer M'|ie;#a��
is concerned, th�� iii* ol this wot^M
i^S^^^^^W^^ Western Canada
%*i*.pofr��^ Placer Gold, $76,542,2031 Locle
i^oT^i^^ Copper, 8170,723,242;
^Zi:nc;;V��2!$^ Coal and Coke, 8238,-
ff3S9_5(55{jlM^^ making  ite Mineral
, 1922, $35,158,843
���^ftfjfMiito^ liberal, and tlie fees lower,


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