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Vol.   XXVII.
No. 25
We wish'all our customers and friends a.
Happy and Prosperous New Year
Thanking all our patrons for their trade in the past
and solicit a continuance of the same
Wishing you all a
Yours for best values and service
LEE & BRYAN'S     Phone 46
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-     We Wish You
A Happy New Year
And take the opportunity of thanking our many
customers for the patronage they have given us""-"
Just Received Some Handsome
"The World's Best Watches"
Full Line Of
Shell Framed Spectacles
Guaranteed To "Fit You
D.   R.  McELMON.
Watchmaker & Jeweler
Greenwood, B.C.
Presbyterian Church
_ Services
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We Wish All
A Happy and Prosperous
New Year
S. S. 10 a.m. Service 11 a.m.
S. S, 2.30. Service 7.30 p.m.
. Subject For Jan. 2nd: .'~
"New Year's Message'
Rev.  W.  H.  REDMAN, Pastor
A Happy New Year To All
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May all *our readers know more of sunshine than
of cloud, arid more of glee than of sorrow;" may your
troubles be f��w, your laughter frequent and long. Go
forth gaily ahd confidentally into the new year. May
all live long? to know and feel the sweet rewards of
gratitude, veneration and of love.
Yes, to * all���the young, the old, the high, the
low���A Happy New Year, a happiness arising from
and tempered with wisdom, faith, hope and charity.
Around Home
Isaac Crawford,' of Cartni,  was
ia town last Thursday.
'A. R. Royce, of Trail, speut
Xmas with his family  ia  town.
The Post Office ;will be opea on
New Year's day between S and 6
Fresh oysters by the can aud
oyster cocktails at\' the Windsor
Buffet.     - y
W. .Thompson atid .W. H. Rambo, of Beaverdell, spent Xmas in
in town.
A.  Cuaning-
were ia town
Mr. aad Mrs. J
ham, of Coltern,
last week.
Just   received   a   fine" line
childrens   and   ladies   rings
Windsor hotel
__*___ GREENWOOD, JS. C.	
The WINDSOR HOTEL ia heated with steam
and electricity. - Fine sample rooms. A comfortable home for tourists and travellers. Touch the
wire ifyou Vane rooms reserved. -The buffet is
replete with cigars, cigarettes, cooling beverages,
buttermilk and ice-cream.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
Mail your watch for Repair apd I will
mail it back.   Charges are moderate.
Pythian Xmas Tree
Agents for Chevrolet, Dodge, Hudson,
Chalmers. Cadillac cars, Garage in
For Sale.
3 cows. One will freshen very
soon. All are government tested
and* splendid milkers. Can be
seen any time.
Shamrock Brands
Carnation Compound Butter and Cheese
P, Burns & Co.,   Ltd,,   Nelson, B, C
PAID-UP CAPITAL      ��       *       !&iK&2SK
RESERVE FUND -     ~-       $15,000,000
GREENWOOD BRANCH, & & Brawders, Manager.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murray,
- -ef Trail, were the guests of Mrs.
H. Murray, over the Xmas holidays. Mr. Murray has returned
to Trail while Mrs. Murray will
remain in Greenwood until after
the new year.
)m.. Tippie, of Midway, enter-
^-"T<ained a number of friends to a
social evening at his home on
Monday evening. Tables for
cards were set aside while others
enjoyed themselves dancing. Altogether a most delightful time
was spent.
Mrs. Mary Christiansen returned to her ranch on Norwegian
creek. The new school house
has been erected on her ranch,
and her two granddaughters who
have been attending school here
will in future go to the school at
Norwegian creek.
Among those who attended the
smoker on Tuesday night from
outsida points were Geo. Stiles,
R. G. Norris, Owen Wheeler, Mr.
and Mrs Snell, P. F. Ketchum,
Ewart McMynn, Mr. and Mrs.
Birch, Mr. aud Mrs. B. Hopkins,
aud I. Fillmore.
Through tbe-kindness of W.
H. Docksteader of the Palace
Livery, the children attending
the Presbyterian Sunday School
were treated to a sleigh ride on
Xmas Day. Louis Putzel handled
the rein3 and the children were
under the care of their pastor
Mr. Redman. A most enjoyable
time was had and the children
were a merry party as they pass��
ed through town.
A hockey re-organizing meeting will be held in" the Fire Hall
on Friday night.
��� Geo. Hambly and Jack McKellar, of Beayerdell, are spending
the holidays in tbe city.
Chas. Dempsey, an old-timer
and- well-known in Greenwood
died recently in Edmonton.
~ ~Kevi'^Fatfier Ji&cFarl&ne", * Vf
Grand Forks, held special Mass
in the R. C. church on Xmas.
A. ,W. Francis, of Trail, was
the guest of his sister, Mrs. T.
Jenkin over the Xmas holidays.
Miss Gladys McCreath, of Vancouver, is spending a few days
with her sister, Mrs. H. Thomas.
S. P. Dixon who bas been at
Merritt for the past few months
returned to his" home here last
A. Ceryo, formerly of Phoenix,
has purchased the grocery business at Merritt from F, K. McMann.
P. Mytton, of the S. K. P. &
Lr_Co. ~ sub-station7 has" been
moved to the sub-station at
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ferguson,
of Midway, and son Harold of
Vancouver, spent Xmas with Mr.
and Mrs. Dewdney.
L. Bryant, who has been at Allenby putting up a garage and
house for the S,K.P, & L. Co.,
has returned to Greenwood.
E. C. Henniger, member elect
for Grand Forks was in town on
Tuesday to attend the smoker in
honor of Hon. Dr. MacLean.
H. R. Van Wagenen, general
manager of the Canada Copper
Co. passed through Greenwood
on Tuesday on his wav to Trail.
J. -P. Keane, of Rock Creek,
was iu town for a few days
this week. Mr. Keane intends to
build a saw mill in that section.
All kinds of cigars in boxes of 10,
25 and SO for the holiday trade'
Cigarettes, pipes and smokers
sundries at the Windsor Cigar
' Geo. Hallett, of the Bank of
Commerce staff, who was recently
moved to Mission City.is spending
a few days with his parents here
on his way to Nakusp.
A number of the younger people of Greenwood were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
A. 3. Morrison oa Monday night
in honor of their nieces,' the
Misses Margaret and Jessie Morrison of Vancouver, A most delightful time was Sad by all playing games and dancing.
Tbe Pythian Sisters added to the
happiness of the children daring
the festive season by giving a Xmas
Tree,- concert and sapper in the K.
of P. hall last ..Thursday evening
when over 30 K. of P.- children
took advantage ot the Sisters hospitality. The evening was replete
with fan for the youngsters^ and
merriment for the grown nps. The
tree was brilliantly decorated with
a galaxy of gay colors and all received a present from Santa Clans,
in the person of Jas, Henderson.
Even the grown up Pythians were
not forgotten. The programme
was an excellent one and from the
very first number to the end the
enthusiasm was unbounded and
the applause unstinted. The programme was as follows: Becitation
by W. McLeod; recitation, by
Cecilia Hallstrom; chorus-by the
girls; song, Mrs. Kinsman; song,
Wm. Lakeland; Sword and High-
laud Fling dance, Jessie Morrison.
Smoker and Dance.
MacLean's Majority 100
In the count of 105 absentee
ballots last Thursday nnder the
direction of W. Lakeland, returning officer, Hon. J. D. MacLean's
majority was increased to 100.
T$Te final count is as'follows: '"' -'
iMacIteaa  Jackson  Pitman
Greenwood        129       82-      16
Eholt                   13         6         0'
B'd'.y Falls         30         6         0  /
Midway              26       63       13
Riverside            42       29       13
Rock Creek          8       32       20
Bridesville          25       12       17
Sidley                  -8        7       17
Denoro                 4        2         0
Christian Valley  3         0         3
Carmi                 14         7         0
Beaverdell          22         1         3
Westbridge           3         8         3
Absentee voters 65       37       10
Total   "   ' 392     292     115
���MacLean's majority- - ��� ������100
There were 8 spoiled ballots in
this riding, 5 in Greenwood and
3 absentees.
Joint Installation.
The friends of the Hon. Dr.
MacLean of all political beliefs paid
him a tribute by giving a smoker
and dance in the Masonic Hall on
Tuesday night. Never in recent
years has there been sach a large
crowd, never was there such en-
thasiasm and never before was
there displayed such a Bpirit of
fellowship and good natured joshing by all parties. The smoker
was held in the large assembly
room upstair, every seat being
occupied when G. S Walters took
the chair and by his witticisms and
jovial remarks kept the audience
in roars of laughter. Impromptu,
yet suitable, speeches were made
by E. C. Henniger, M.L.A., for
Grand Forks, J. P. Keane, of Rock
Creek, G. A. Rendell, D. McPherson, Hon. Dr. MacLean and others.
Wm. Lakeland sang with telling
effect "Blame it on Father" and
A. V. Foot rendered that rousing
old hunters song "A Hunting We
Must Go" and for an encore gave
"The Boys of the Old Brigade" in
such good style that it called forth
much praise and tbe chairman
stated that Mr. Foot was "a ' find
and would be in great demand on
future occasions. Jas. Kerr recited Barn's "Saturday Night" in
the real Scotch brogue and roused
the enthusiasm of the Scotchmen
present. P. H. McCnrrach kindly
assisted as accompanist on the
piano. The smoker came to a finish by all singiDg with heart and
voice the National Anthem.
The dance was a great affair from
start to finish. People flocked
from the surrounding districts and
were certainly not disappointed
with the entertainment provided.
Jim Bush & Co., were as usual in
great form, ^and the continuous
flow: of all the latest -dancermireic:
was enjoyed by all.
Those responsible 'or the organization of the smoker and dance
are to be congratulated on the success of the whole affair.
Send a Float to your friends at
once. You can get them at
The Ledge office  .
Mining News , '  '  ���
"There can be no doubt that the J1     ; v
weakness of' tha copper market-is " '   ;^.
having.its effect on the industry in-    ..' ���*'>���
British   Columbia.     How serious - ��'yX .
this   is   depends   entirely  on Jtti^jXxyX
length of time it takes' for"'Wortdf^f.';. 'V
conditions to adjust themselves.'^t^'f-^'-'
present it mast be adaTitted^and-ifc'^-'f-,
serves no good purpose to attempt!."1;^'.'-.' < _
to" blind onrselves to tbe facts, the^u? ""'
immediate'outlook does not look'-'"  -\-
p.artical'arly promising.    With the   '*
Granby Co'm.pany's forces at Anyox
materially reduced;  with the'Britannia Mining' and Smelting -Company . devoting. itself Jo  develop-
ment of its properties;to the exclusion'of production  and shipment,
which policy has meant^ a.cutting        - ������v
down of the working force;   with     *   ���   ..
the Canadian Consolidated Mining
and   Smelting Company at -Trail ��> j
making declaration   that   for the *
time only   necessary construction        -    ���
will be proceeded  with,   aud  with
the Canada Copper Company, newly established at Allenby and with'   '
its Copper Mountain mines just in' '"     /".;
shape for production,   announcing   -X'\%
that operations must cease  until
the market improves,  it is quite ;, "/*  "'
clear that the larger mining corpor- "���"     .'-. '���
ations of this uprovince have con--''     iix
eluded that it is   impossible;  with.-       '" '
copper at its present low figure,' to    ,���N -  "'
produce the metal at a profit. J~ ��� >\
That many'" of- those, in close- <��T /*
touch with the situation declare , ��� ���'-
that it cannot last  for long, and -y
that as soon as copper climbs back
to its normal place the ""Granby,
Canadian Consolidated, Canada
Copper and other British Columbia
companies will resume,with renewed vigor both production and development, -constitute .the, silver"
lining to the elbud. And in pass"-,
ing it is interesting to direct the
attention to the- paramount' imrior-..
tance'of copper m'"considefation of"
the mining of the mining of this
province. When that metal slumps
its effect is serious wherever there
is a mining industry, but in this
province the result is more or less
of the character of a knockout as,
being without an-iron and steel
plant of consequence and there being
no production in iron, it hits at the
very backbone our industry.  - -   ''���
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Here Is Your
Harmony Lodge, No. 37 and
Greenwood Lodge No. 28 A. ^F. &
A. M. held a joint installation of
officers at Grand Forks on Monday
night. About 16 from this district
attended and were right royally
entertained by the Grand Forks
The following are the officers of
both lodges for 1921:
Harmony Lodge, No. 37
W. F. Huffman , Worshipful Master
Tohti A. Hutton . . Senior Warden
E. A. St. George Smyth Junior Warden
George D. Clark .... Treasurer
P. R. S. Barlee .... Secretary
Nathan Taylor Tyler
King Edward Lodge, "So. 28
Thomas Jenkin . Worshipful Master
Owen Wheeler . . . Senior Warden
James Kerr .... Junior Warden
A. J. Morrison ...._. Treasurer
P. H. McCurrach .... Secretary
Richard Eustis Tyler
Good Bye Old Year.
So much ot grief and joy I've brought
So much oi good and ill I've wrought
That gladly now I take my flight
And sigh forth as I pass���good night
Yet e'er my flickering breath has sped
A bright New Year will come instead
And bear to yoa, upon its wings
Glad hopes of bright and joyous things
Of prosperous years, a bounteous store
When I have passed to days of yore
So spake the year then took its flight
And earth and air sighed forth good night
For 10 days beginning ;
. January 3rd
50 per cent. Off
For Cash
On all Toys, Games & Dolls
20 per cent.
On all French Ivory Goods
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Z~-y~z.-*S~^.-? I
Printed    by    Special    Arrange
mints  with. Thou.  Allen,
Toronto, Ont.
Thc banker stood looking down
and across the valley.
"There is another matter about
which I would speak," hc said hesitatingly. "Therc is a man by the
name of Timberley up horc. I understand that he does,not like you. Pardon mc, Mr. Dorkin; perhaps I should
not obstrude myself in your personal
affairs, but please know I am actuated only by a desire to' serve you a
good turn."
Again he looked quickly at Dorkin,
who bowed an acknowledgment of his
"You sec," said Mr. Dayton, his
whole manner changing, "I know
him, sir, for thc damned curhc is. I
have reason to know him���I���"
Passion strangled him. Uc was
white and shaking. But witluan effort hc mastered his feelings, and
went on morc calmly:���
"You arc a man, Mr. Dorkin, and
I know you will understand. 1
would like you to know just what a
hound this Timberley is. He deliberately won my ward's love and hcr
consent and mine lo become his wife,
his purpose being to secure her fortune. How do I know this? Hc
got drunk, one night, and boasted of
it. By God, sir,' he dragged hcr
name into his bar-room filth, and
laughed ovcr his conquest with his
drunken associates. I heard of it.
I went to his office. I accused him.
First he denied. Then he confessed
that he had said it.
"I went back to thc little girl who
loved that hound and believed in hini.
1 told her all. Shc did not for a
moment question thc truth of my
statement, God lovc her, never' in
her whole lifc has she had reason to
do that���. _ She wrote him a brief
note and sent him back his ring. Next
day we came up here, Mr. Dorkin. He
has followed us. -He will injure us
in some way���if he can."
Again he sought liis handkerchief
and wiped his brow.
"Mr. Dorkin," hc said apologetically, "I have no right to burden you
with out troubles. You must pardon
an old man who has been somewhat
carried away, to-day, in the contemplation of a villain's intended perfidies. But I wished you to understand fully the kind of man you,have
to deal with."
"Th^n you know, for' a certa:nty,
that he intends disturbing mc?" Dorkin asked gravely.
"Yes; I met him on the trail- thc
Other day, and, among the other
pleasant things he told me, was that
he intended to drive you out of this
"I am grateful to you for warning
me, Air. Dayton," said Dorkin warmly.* "I shall be on-my guard. Al-
readj1, T think 1 have found signs of
Timberlcy's master hand���and J shall
watch for others. Now," he said,
laying his big hand on the thin arm
of his visitor, "you must come to the
cabin and havc somc refreshments. I!
would vcry much like you and your
niece to remain my guests for a few
days, if you can, so as to prove to you
the wonderful things which can bc
done with our wild friends, through
���simple kindness."
Mr. Dayton murmured a few wc1!-
chosen words of thanks. "You are
'most kind and considerate, Mr. Dorkin," he said, as thcy turned back towards the cabin, "but I fear I am
forced to deny ourselves the honor of
more than a day's visit with you, atj
this timc. May I tax your confidence a little further by telling you ex-"
actly why.'"
Hc glanced apprehensively up at
Dorkin, then, as though assured by
the woodsman's steady gaze, he proceeded. "The fact is, 1 am interested in securing thc option on a largc
pulpwood tract, a considerable distance north of here," he explained,
"and as, for certain reasons, I do not
_wish_to appear, personally,- in���thc-
<Ual; I ain working through an agent.
That agent is in the vicinity of
Lookup, now, and expects to bc ab'c
to give me a definite report soon. It
it necessary that I meet him for a little time each day, Mr. Dorkin, although it humiliates me greatly to be
obliged to do so secretly. You see,"
he smiled, his nervous fingers giving
Dorkin's arm a fatherly pressure, "I
have promised my physician and d'ar
Edna that I will entirely banish
thoughts of business-while up hcre-in
your forest Elysium. Thus," " hc
sighed, "am I forced to resort to
stealth, which "I abhor."
Dorkin. catching the sc'lf-contempt
in the old man's face, felt strangely
drawn towards him. Surely, hc
thought, Edna Marsh had been most
fortunate in Iia\ing for her guardian
. one fo solicitous of her slightest
"Mr. Dayton," he said, as tlicy
reached thc cab'n, "please look upon
Hardwoods Retreat as open to you
and Miss Marsh at all times. When i
you have" concluded your business
with your age nt, it would please mc
greatly to havc you spend a part of
your vacation here."
Mr. Dayton cleared his throat. He
did not answer. But the hand on
Dorkin's arm tightened a littic before it was lifted.
It was,late afternoon  when  Dor-
W.   W.   U.   J^f-
kin's visitors departed for Lookup.
Pa Washburn, his corn-cob pipe
alight,_ his blue eyes dancing with
appreciation of his city boarders' expressions of wonder and delight at
the marvelous things Dorkin was doing in his Hardwoods Retreat, proudly led the way down the trail to the
first portage.
"I'm tellin' you," hc shouted ovcr
his shoulder, "nobody else in the
world could 'a' done it but him. Why,
by the flattailcd beaver! that Dorkin
knows_ wild things so well he could
walk right in on a slccpin' grizzily an'
scratch it under the chin. I've seen
him pick a she black's cub right up
from under her very nose���just arter
she's been hibernatin' too, an' cross
as b'azes. An' what did she do, d'ye
s'posc? Why, ding it all, she tore
round somc, an' scolded, but she ended by follerin' hini into the Preserve.
That's a she bear every time. She'll
wade through hell-fire to get with her
Edna Marsh, who was walking next
to Pa Washburn, came out of hcr abstraction to laugh at thc native's
"I quite agree with you, Mr. Washburn," she said. "Nobody else could
have done it."
Thc guide turned his head quickly,
to give her a quizzical look. Her
face flushed, but shc met it unwaveringly.
They proceeded in silence for somc
distance. Thcy were now trs-ve'ling
a trail rnnning parallel with the Preserve. A twist in it brought to view
a widening glade, with a tiny lakd-Iy-
ing like a teal's blue-white egg on a
nest of brown rushes. Edna was
about to express her delight at the
view when shc felt hcr uncle grip her
arm. He pointed across to the
hardwoods. The girl's eyes followed, and she gave a littic gasp. Standing, in full view of them, somc hundred yards away, his back towards
them, was a man dressed in grey
tweeds and broad Stetson hat. As
they watched him, hc raised a rifle,
fired at something beyond him, aud
quickly vanished among  thc trees.
Washburn, who had turned; about
at Edna's exclaination, .in time to
catch sight of thc vandal, cursed beneath his breath.
Mr. Dayton stood, trembling, grin-
ping a tree for support. "Timber-
ley," hc gasped, his eyes seeking the
girl's. Her- facc had gone deathly
pale.-- She drooped and swayed
slightly. Washburn sprrng forward
and caught her as shc f 11."
"She's fainted," hc informed her
guardian. "We'll lay her down on
the moss, here. You hold her so,
while I go get'some water."
Twenty minutes later, Edna's eyelids fluttered, and she came br-ck to
consciousness with a s:gh. Mr. Dayton was bathing hcr temples. For
a timc shc lay passive, then shc struggled to a sitting posture.
"She'll be all right now." Washburn assured the banker. "Jest let
hcr rest a bit while I try and find out
what that skunk's been doin'."
Hc turned away towards the enclosure.
"Uncle," said the girl, a catch'in her
voice, "it was Tom!" "
Mr. Davton was sil"nt.
"Oh," she sobbed, "to thinkof it!
Tt all seems so incredible, so hor-
"Forget it, dear," he comforted.
"Snrcly if you had a shred of regard
still remaining for him, it is now destroyed, "Edna."
She leaned back against a tree and
closed her eyes.
Pa Washburn was coming back up
the path. Under his arm hc crrricd
a tiny, spotted animal with long legs
and cars, and big, velvety eyes.
He came forward and laid his little
burden in thc lap of thc girl.
Edna caught hcr breath in wonder
and surprise, "Oh, thc sweet littic
thing-" she cried. "What's it, Mr.
Washburn ?"
"It's a fawn, Miss," the settler answered, his voice tjuivcring with rage.
"That sneak shot its mother. I found
her lyin' dead, an' this littic baby deer
standin' beside hcr."
The girl's'cycs grew wide with horror. "Hc shot its mother, you say?"
her lips mumbled stiffly. "Oh, no!
Surely not���not that!"
"Edna, dear," begged her uncle,
"compose yourself." He glanced imploringly at Washburn.
"I'm terrible sorry I told ye about
it, Miss," said the native, simply. "1
wasn't knowin' you'd take it that-
The girl Avas~crying now, thc "littic
fawn gathered close in her arms. Its
%vce black muzzle pressed hcr warm
ncck;iits liquid eyes were hidden beneath ils long lashes.      It slept.
"I'll have to go back and tel! Dorkin," said Mr. Washburn. "I won't
be vcry long gone; it's not morc'n
two miles back." ' t
Edna made as though,to handle him
the baby deer, but hc shook his head.-
"I guess maybe you kin keep that
lectlc thing, if you so mind," he told
her. "Dorkin,. I'm sire, would be
only too willin', an' she'll make you
a nice pet. Do you want to keep
hcr?" hc asked gently.
"Oh; if��� I only might!" cried Edna.
"Thc lovely, wee thing. S e how it
snuggles against my face, uncle!''
Washburn grinned. Sunshine was
showing after tears. It was well.
"I'll jest mosey along," hc remarked,
and started up-trail with long, swinging strides.  , -
In less than an hour he was back.
His deep eyes gl amed with righteous
indignation and his carroty, grey-
strcaked goatee bristled angrily beneath his set mouth. ' .
"It's all right fer that man, Timber-
ley, to monkey -with gunpowder, if
hi% taste so runs," hc growled, as he
l.fted the sleeping fawn from the
girl's arms-and tucked it beneath his
arm. "But I'm not tnvyin' him his
place when Dorkin brings him to a
show-down, not mc."
They passed, in silence, down the
remaining part of the upper portage.
As Washburn drew thcir canoe
from "the copse of willows, along the
lake, another canoe, manned by a
white man and a half breed, rounded
a point close at hand. Washburn
-made^ a motion to thosc behind h sn,
putting thc bushes between himself
and thc shore at the same time. Thc
canoe "passed close beside their hiding-place without its occupants guessing their proximity.
"That's the >ah'-breed, Darbo,"
whispered Washburn. "I've never
seen the white fel'er before, but
they're like it on this deviltry. I'll
jest watch them gents, and if thcy
turn in towards the, Preserve, I'll
back-trail 'em, by ginger!"
But the canoe which bore Haight
and Darbo did not turn in towards
tne Preserve. __ It kept straight on
tipstream. Washburn waited till a
j;��*3nt crook ol tn"e bank hid it, then
rp rri;i
hc stepped out from his hiding-place.
"You saw that half-breed," he said, ,
turning to Edna and her uncle. "Well,
I bet any thin', either him or his half-
brother. White Hawk, could tell who
it was shot Daddy Farney."
"And who is White Hawk?" inquired Mr. Dayton.
"He's a thievin', murderin', Injun." |
Washburn., spat disgustedly,. and ���
screwed up his face in a grimace. I
"A lone wolf that's been cut off from'
thc pack, and one jest about due to
make his last stand, I guess."
(To be continued)
Cleanses the Blood,
Builds Up Strength,
Improves Complexion
Railway and Electrical
The Menace of Russia
Rich Oil Fields
Of Fort Norman
The Greatest Difficulty to Overcome
Is That of Transportation.
Official analysis has been made of
thc oil recently discovered by the Im- j
pcrial  Oil  Company near Fort  Norman on thc Mackenzie River.
Thc analysis made of oil takcti
from well No. 1, about 40 miles upstream from Fort Norman, gives the
following percentages:
Gasoline, 23.8; illuminating oil,
38.2; light lubricating, 33.7; medium
lubricating,  4.0.
In comparison with the lighter oils
found in the Okotoks district, southern Alberta, the Fort Norman oil is
rather light in gasoline. Samples
taken from the two districts, however, are very much the samc in so
far as illuminating oil is concerned.
No reliable information is yet to
hand of the value of thc oil lands discovered down the Mackenzie. The
volume of oil produced, at Well No. 1
was not measured. The well was allowed to gush two'-or three times,
and, when the flow subsided, a cap
was pu^ on quickly. The well, according to reports here, gave thc impression of bcing a rather large producer. But particulars of thc full extent of the new oil fields are still
lacking although their value is admittedly enormous���if thc transportation over the great northland can
bc conquered.
There is already indication of a
rush for claims. Thc government, it
is understood, is proposing'to send its
mining experts to Fort Norman in
thc coming season and, if conditions
warrant, recording offices for claims
will be established near the oil field.
At the present time, the recording office is at Edmonton, roughly about
1,000 miles from Fort Norman.
Canada's Canteen Profits.
The question of Canada's share in
the profits arising from the transactions of Canadian troops with' thc
navy and army board canteens in
England and the expeditionary force
caitcens in the field, which has been
the subject of negotiation, is still undecided. Auditors have been appointed for determining the amount
of Canada's share, and thc president
of the institute of chartered accountants, Londoji, England, has agreed to
draw up the terms of reference. Sir
George Perley, high commissioner for
Canada, is watching the proceedings.
Not Many Chauffeurs Would.
A negro chauffeur of Washington
was haled into court for running
down a man.
"Yo Honali." said the negro. "I
did dc bes' I could to warn dc gcnnul-
man; I tried to blow dc horn, but it
wouldn't work."   -
"Then," said the judge, "why
didn't you slow up rather than run
over him?" '
A light seemed to dawn on the
prisoner, who finally said, "Why,
jedge, dat's one on me, ain't it? I
ncber thought ob dat." '    .
As a result of debility, sickness or
improper diet, the blood often becomes weak and unable to free itself
of poisons.
Morbid, unhealthy matter accumulates and breaks out in sores that
discharge and wilLnot heal.
Washes, salves and ointments are
useless, because they have no action
on thc poisoned b'ood.
But Dr. Hamilton's Pills cleanse
and enrich the diseased blood, drive
out impurities and fill it with nutriment and strong building material.
U'crrs. boils and sores h^al up.
Likewise all weakness due to impoverished blood is relieved by these
famous pills, and anaemia, erysipelas and rheumatism go before it as
chaff before fire.
The skin prows smooth, complexion clears, health, vi^or and strength
are evident on iyll/sidcs.      -     ~"
A blood remedy^for blood diseases,
thc formula of a famous physician���
no improvement can be made on Dr.
Hamilton's PMls.
Thcir use extends to the people of
many nations  and    thousands    have!
proved that they do relieve when all
else fails.
No matter what your ailment may'
be, if it has its origin in the blood it j
is relieved with Dr. Hamilton's Pills.'
Sold everywhere, 25c a box.
Bolshevistic    Russia    Constitutes " a
Formidable Menace to the 'Peace
of the World.
Rttssia today is more imperialistic
than in the. days of the czars. The
czars    were    restrained by  dynastic
Plans Under Consideration For Electrification of Roads in England.
A scheme has been proposed for a
circular railway round. London at-a
distance of about twelve-miles from
the centre. Plans arc also in an ad- j reasons and some sense of decency,
vaneed stage for a new "tube" railway while Bolshevist Russia is in the grip
for the metropolis, running from the of &e psychology of thc Mongols,
city southwards to the Crystal Pal- and- whether he planned so or not,
ace district.     These two schemes are,   Lenine is a Tartar despot. .
however, minor affairs compared with! Thc world would not sec the Gcr-
thc ambitious arrangements now un-' man Peril in time, so rivers of blood
der consideration by the Ministry of "owed. So far it has refused toper-
Transport for thc electrification of ceive ^ Russian danger. It has been
main line railways.. It is intended fooled by propaganda and words,- It
that the mains laid for the supply. has shut its O'cs Jo the elemental
of power to these railways shall be truth , that vast populations' do nol
used to supply electricity not only to quickly alter their characters; that
towns and villages along the route but Russia is Russia and'will remain so;
also, by means of branch mains, to' that 170,000,000 people who can be
districts several miles away on either' uscd without stint-as the'cannon fod-
side. Railway electrification, in | der oi tiic small imperialistic group
fact, forms an important element in j holding mastery ovcr them constitute
the schemes for cheap and abundant > formidable menace to peace evcry-
Air Freight Lines
Mad Flyer in France. _
An avio-nianiac" appeared for the
first time on record near Marseilles.
He spent nearly an hour flying ovcr
the fields and cndeavoiing by swooping suddenly, to decapitate thc workers. A strict search has been ordered for the man, who, it is believed
has been renderd insane by the speed
of his machine.
England- Leading the World In
Transit by Plane.
England is credited with now being
the nation in thc front rank as to aviation, and is not only leading all thc
rest in the development of military
craft, but passenger and express as
well. In 1S months, thc record
shows, 82,000 passengers and 200,000
pounds of fi eight travelled 1,000,000
miles in 48,000 flights. The package
rate is comparatively low, and also a
great saving in time can be'shown,
for I recall sending a suitcase in 1913
from Rome to London by the fastest
rail express^ and the surprise I caused
by demanding an investigation when
it had not reached destination aftcr 29
days en route, the distance being
equivalent to that between. New-York
and Tampa, Florida.
Here we seldom miss a day that
docs not record,one or two deaths of
pilot or passenger; apparently over
there thcy have a better something���
it can hardly be the fliers themselves
���for in 15 months.the fatalities are
reported to be only one for every
1,500 flights. Wc have, of course,
curiosity riding at resorts,, but for
short distances; the travelling public here fetill prefers to trust itself to
the steam cars. The trans-ocean passenger schedule, which was so confidently, predicted as almost.ready
several'ycars vfgo, is still remote. It
will doubtless Come some day, but, as
this magazine has predicted, it is yet
a long way off, in spite of the fact
that a round trip from    London    to
Paris (/574 miles) can bc madc in six
/  ���   **
hours instead of 24, at a cost of about
$90 for plane, against $40 by rail. The
aero company which is operating a
passenger service between Key West
and Havana charges $150 for one passenger one way from New York to
Boston (260 miles).
, The British Aircraft Ministry is
quoted as saying, "There is a.wonderful future for. aircraft," to which the
average man will heartily agree.���By
H. H. Windsor, in thc January Popular Mechanics Magazine.
electricity now being formulated by
the Electricity Commissioners, who
form part of the staff of the Ministry
of Transport. The commissioners
havc divided Great Britain into a
number of large electrical districts, in',
each of which the production and dis
tribution of electricity will bc organ
ized on a uniform system
is also bcing given to the develop-
ment of all the available water-powers'
for the generation of electricity.
where.���From the N.Y. Tribune.
Manslaughter in Second -.Degree
Cutting corns with a razor is dangerous and useless. Thc only remedy is Putnam's Corn Extractor,
which removes corns and warts in
one day. Because painless and safe,
Attention , use only "Putnam's," 25c per* bottle
' at all dealers.
Denizens of the Wild
Canadian Trade Growing.
An increase of $283,845,799 .in  thc
grand   total   of   Canadian   trade   is
shown by the monthly statement issued from the Customs Department,
Americans Can Study Geography of J and covering eight months of the'fis-
This Country With Profit.
In a bulletin sent out by the Vocational . Association of the Middle
Western Statcs in regard to jthe annual convention of that organization, which is ;to be held in Minneapolis next February, we read:
"There will be many surprise's in
store for visitors from the Statcs
when thcy meet their neighbors from
thc North and learn of the lavish
way in which they are providing for
cal year to .'November 30. The
grand total of exports and imports for
the eight months period this year is
$1,759,306,440 and for the" samc period
last ycar this total was $1,475,362,641.
Phina Has No. Policemen.
In China, thc oldest, largest, and
most densely-populated nation in- the
world, tlicrc are no policemen,, except in the cities controlled by
foreigners,   and   in the foreign corn-
vocation training in thc far-off wilds j pounds of Chinese cities. The head
of Alberta and Saskatoon. Geo- ] 0f a Chinese family is expected to
graphic impression's will havc lo bc; iccep or(]cr in that family and cvery
revised when a fur-clad denizen from, inhabitant of a city is jointly respon-
those "far-off spots glibly talks of high , gible with every other citizen for its
schools costing $500,000, and shows'
plans of buildings and equipment for
elaborate  programmes in   agricul
and the trade industries.     Thc c
tunity to  get acquainted    with    our
Rased With Care.
The business man  had decided to
Canadian ndghboTsU a rare'one, .a"nd ; lr>' an offi�� girl and   was   interview
made possible by   this   meeting   so
cTose to thc border."
It would appear from this that
there is need, indeed, of some revision
of geographic impressions. Without
going the length of vocational training in geography, the author of the
foregoing should try to get it a little
clearer  in  his   mind  whether  Saska-
ing applicants for the job.
He eyed -rather suspiciously a fair
young ' thing' who" wore a somewhat
flimsy silk blouse and a lot of gaudy
"I���cr���hope you were carefully
brought iip?" he stammered nervously.      -
"Oh,   yesy  thank   you,"   replid   the
Erminelrimmingtor  ^
Slack Velvet Cape
By Gertrade Beresford.
Few women can resist the appeal of
black and white, which is, perhaps,
the most effective combination iri'the.
realm of dress. This generously-cut
,wrap is originated in black velvet.7 A
plaid effect is suggested by ;.the
rows of pure white cire ribbon ".that
arc set vertically aiid horizontally
about its folds. A broad band, of
ermine makes a sumptuous collar
"and adds much richness to the���
fronts. The lining is - of - white
meteor. A small hat.of white kid
and a dress of /white serge complete this costume that is designed
especially for southern wear.
Russia Wants Peace.
A despatch to the Politiken from
Riga says Leon Trotsky, the Rus-
Bolsheviki minister of war, has been
engaged in a vast propaganda scheme
to emphasize thc need of peace. The
correspondent-adds that Russia was
never poorer and distress never was
greater than now, and that the .Russian Government is willing to -give
concessions to foreign capitalists and
would endeavor to avoid.conflict.with .
neighboring countries.     <���-   -���"'
College to Teach Aeronautics.
A chair of aeronautics is to be established at thc Saskatchewan University in Saskatoon. The recommendation came from Prof. A. R.
Grigg of the engineering family "in
view of thc part aerial transportation
is likely to take in a'short time and
the prospective heavy demand for
trained pilots."*-
French Beat Burbank
Grow Huge Cucumber, Pear and
Grape FiuJT. ^
Burbank has been out-Burbanked
by French exhibitors at the first fruit
and vegetable exposition held in Paris
since 'the war.
- Among the exhibits are:
1. A cucumber weighing 130 lbs.,
sufficient to' provide salad for 1,000
persons, ,
2. A pear weighing 13 lbs., or
more than a normal newly-born infant.
3. A grape fruit so large that it
took two men to lift it.
No "Wonder.    -
Editor.���"We arc sorry to lose
your subscription, Mr. Jackson.
What's the matter? , Don't you like
our politics "
Mistah Jackson.���"Taint dat, sah;
taint that. Mah wife jes' been an'
landed a job o' wuk for me by adver-
tisin' in youah "darned ole papah."
Leading up to Recognition.
The itate  department is probably
correct in  regarding    thc    proposed
1 trade     agreement     between     Great
Britain and Russia as a virtual recognition of the Soviets.      Recognition,
in fact, seems to be almost indispensable for the development of any con-
J sidcrable trade, and it is evident that
1 British enterprise contemplates trade
on a large scale.���Springfield Republican.
toon is a province, like Alberta," or'' d^sel; "I came up in thc elevator.".
Alberta only  a "spot" on  the  map,   Philadelphia Bulltin.
like Saskatoon, and further, how thoracal! be "wilds" in a "spot."���Manilob'a
Pvrcc Press.
French Olive Branches.
Farmers* Huge Business. -
For the year ending August 31,
1920, the United Grain Growers" of
Alberta, earned $699,770 net Thc
total turnover was $113,000 000. The
organization handled 24,503,000 bushels of grain, an increase of 10 per
cent, ovcr thc previous year. Sales
of farm machinery totalled $7,000,000
branch    handled
Thc legend that the French -people
havc small famil.es is not quite accurate, for the French Academy recently distributed "25,000 francs to
each of 90 families who had suffered
losses in the war, one having twenty i and_ the livestock
children; four nineteen ""each, three; 5,064 cars of stock,
eighteen each, five -seventeen each,
six sixteen. each, twenty fourteen
each, eighteen thirteen each, ten
twelve caclj,-and others fewer.���Toronto Globe. I
Immense Grain Shipments.^' " -
Immense grain shipments marked
the close of navigation season" in
Canada. - Nineteen ships laden with
4,500,000' bushels of whea-t ieii; in '-
twenty-four.hours from Fort William. Evidence, of the high-grade
crop, this ycar is shown in the.'jact
that of ten million bushels of whiat
in store eight is divided between one,
two and three northern, four being
number one. ' .* -
The salary and" allowance of the
president of the French -Republic
amount to about $240,000 a year.
The- rapid growth of the nail is-an
indication of health.    _
You *re not
In g w Si e n
you. u-e-Dr..
Chase's Ointment'for Eczema nnd Skin /Irritations. It relieves at-onca and gradually heals the skin. Sajaple'box Dr.
Chase's Ointment freo ill you -mention this
paper and send So. stamp for postage. 60c A
box; all dealers or Edmanton, Bates &.C��.,
"Limited, Toionto.
Going to Keep the World in^Order,
��� One of 'tlie "reasons "tliat wc"need [
the biggest navy in the .world is the
fact that we are about the only na-!
tion that is not imbued" wih imper-|
ialisic ambitions. That is the reason [
every bank employs a watchman.���
From thc Boston Transcript.
- Australian Women Voted in 1870
Women in Western Australia h��ve
had the right to vote for nearly fifty
Just"Imagine ====r======y~- -t " T
The delicious prtbervu you would make ii you could wtlk out into an orchard ml
One Thousand Acres of ripe, luscious fruit,' in the pink oi condition^ picking only
the choicest, using nothing, with it but pure cane sugar, and if, in addition, you
had the xnost scientific -machinery to turn it ont���Don't you tiiak your Jam "would
be iuf^vbout  perfect?    Ihir  is iu��t how
.&  D<  SMITH & SONS, Limited
TheT  were  the  first  to  make  Pure. Jstns  in   Canada,  and  are  still  leading
la populnrity.    Try  a  tin  of  their  new   seasons  strawberry.     It  is' delicious.'
.Ask your Rrocer ior E.  D. Smith's Jams  wRh  the M��ple Leaf .label.     ,   .'-
\-E;Xd. Smith & Sons,.Limited. ����&&S��Sv&fig"1*.
Western   Distributors
Watson tt Trucsikle, Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon, Sask.    Donald II. Paif Co.,
' Calgary . and Edmonton, Alta. ^
Thc "Baltic Sea has an average of  '-^
one shipwreck every day throughout
the entire ycar.
faint and Dizzy Spells.
Weakness and
Shortness of Breath.
His One Chance.,
"I believe," sasd the impatient man
as he put aside the,telephone, "that
I'll go fishing."
- "Didn't   know   you cared for fishing;."
"I don't ordinarily. But it's the
only chance I have of finding myself at the end of a line that isn't
busy."���Boy's Life.
^rank Pedley Dies at Ottawa.
Frank Pedley,"former deputy minister  cf  Indian   affairs,  died   at   his
home in Ottawa after a short illness.
He was 63 years of age and a native
of St. Johns, Newfoundland.   ���
i    The  late  Mr.   Pedley was  widely
j known   throughout   Canada and was
a  stsiunch  supporter    and    personal
! friend of the late Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
It" is estimated that over 140 millions of people now speak the English language; "over 51 millions the
French; 75 millions German; 35 millions Italian; 42 millions Spanish; 13
millions Portugese; and 75 millions
Wireless Telephones in Alberta."
It has been announced by Dr. R. W.
Boyle, of the Alberta University, that
within 12 months an experimntal
plant wilt be established for wireless
telephone demonstrations for points
in the province.  X
A coat of dark sea otter fur, claimed to be the only one in Europe, was
^recently offered for sale at $25,000.,    t0> Qnt#
Vou  can   generally   tell   when   the
heart is affected by the faint and dizzy-spells, the shortness of breath. jiaJ- li
pitation, throbbing, irregular beatinR, | }
smothering sensations, weak, sinl.ing, i
all-gone" feeling,   choking    sensation,)
etc. -     !
Many   men   and   women   become
rundown and'worn out wbtn othcr-l
wise they-could be strong and healths j
if thev. would only pay some attention ��
to the first sign of heart weakness.    I
No  remedy   will   do   so   much   to'
make the heart regain  strength andi
vigor,  regulate its beat  and  restore!
it to a healthy and normal condition > }
;as Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills.    |
|    Mrs.  C. A.  S. Drake,  Paris. Ont,f
, writess���"I havevused on towards thr'
second bos  of  Milburn's-Heart and'
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me "good.   I had those fainting, dizzy, *
spells, once in a while, and also wesk-1
! ness and shortness   of   breath,   and:
!Would become so choked up^at times'
1 could hardly sleep  without sitting
;up in  bed.    When  walking too fast'
' I would have to stop and try to catch .
'my breath.    I feel a lot better since j
I have used-your pills and know tbati
they have helped me wonderfully as.
I havi improved very much." !
Price SOc. & box at all dealers or I
Counter Check Books
FrOTide Uie only means by which you coa Iceep an absolute accurate check oa youi   -I
sale*.     The new luxury tax and tales tax makes it necessary to keep nuch s rficcrd.--
We wake sales books suitable ior any line oi butincfts, witli cither duplicate *r triplicate copies, ,. ,
There is a- leavy demand just now for triplicate books. We make s gml.
variety of triplicate books, both is.separate earton leai and UarV back style. '-'
'Write tis ior cample and prices before placing yoar next order, *i ask as? ci
OW speaU to gi?c yoa this information.
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We are ia die best position oi soy firm is Canada fo fill yoar order ps-omptly -
for parclimcat butter wrappers, either printed or plkia.      We are large importers oi v
this brasd ot paper, and hare special iacilitiea ioi- printing wrappers ia ��ith& *a��
er two color* ol iak,
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��r�� alto snaavfectara a complete line oi waxed bread uni 'meat wrappers, fUla
mt printed, waxed paper rolls for home tue, and waxed papers lor all purpose*. _
Uur equipment is tke etast modern and complete to be found ia Canada. Oat
goods are fim clam and oar service is prompt. Let ss prove ibis to job #& ?aa*
sett order (or Counter Chtt.1t Books, ftuxkstcnt faper, mt Wazed Paper,
for quotations .apply to pnbSukc? ei tliis paper,
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THE    LEDGE,     GREENWOOD.     B.     0.
Nature^? Mirror
"When a woman is well
and healthy���
there's a sparkle
in her cvee, a
rose tint in her
cheeks, and she
has rich red
blood. After
taking nature's
tonic which Dr.
Pierce called
"Favorite Prescription,"
there's elasticity in every
movement And
a spring in her
step. Love
corns to every
-woman who has bounding health���but when
she is pallid, dull eyed, languid, she
has no magnetism nor does she appeal to
any man. �����
Elmira, Ont:���"I have a'veiy land fouling for Dr. Pierce's Favorite Proscription
for it onoe saved my mother'felfio. When
Coins through middle ago her health Jailed
Veiy fast; she suffered with pain in her head
and backache, intact, she had pains and'
aches all through her body. ~ She lost weight,
was very nervous, would become dissy and
at times faint and fall wherever she chanced
to be.' This necessitated our watching her
all the time, we dared not leave her alone.
She was as mioerable as one could be and
live. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
was recommended to her. She took six
bottles and was completely restored to
good health."���MR& B. B. .UPTHB.
GROVE, Box 223.
Be3t Field for
-Commercial Aviation
Lieut.-Col.   Leckie    Advises    Flying
Aspirants to go North.
"Go north, young man, go north,"
is thc advice given to fliers who wish
to engage in commercial aviation by
Saskatchewan Spends [
Large Sums on Highways
Construction   and   Improvements   to!
Cover Seven Thousand Miles.
Saskatchewan   wili~ receive  $1,806,-
255 trom the. Dominion Government
under the Canada Highways Act and
World Happenings
k  Briefly-Told   .
Lieut.-Col. Leckie, supt. of operations i-will have to add to this'the sum of
for the Air Board at Ottawa, who ad- j $2,709,382.     The plan of   road    con-
dressed the Aero Club of Canada in
Toronto. Col. Leckie said the north
country offered the better field for
commercial aviation because the competition there was with canoes and
horses rather than with organized-systems of transportation, as in the old;
"cr-sections of thc country. ~~
Col.   Leckie,   who   said   that   commercial    aviation ' was going to  de
struction and improvements has been
completed and includes a total of
7,160 miles.
In addition to the interrirban sys-
i tcm the plan embodies several north
and south roads, providing of cross
country connections ' between the
market points along���the different
lines of railways. lhe system provides   for   four   ihtcrprovincial   high
vclop   in   this   country  more   rapidly ( ways cast and west as follows
than   even   the  most    optimistic    of       l.   Antler to Altawan via Carlyle,
Co-operative Stockyards Busy.
The v Saskatchewan Co-operative
Stockyards at Moose Jaw are having
a very busy season. For the first
three weeks of November the receipts
"of cattle have execeded^the whole of
October. During the three-week
period 996 cars were received, containing 21,631 cattle, 963 h*"ogs, 3,878 sheep
and 852 horses.
Minard's   Liniment
For   Garget   in
i   Sale Of Cattle.
At the Alberta Winter Fair held recently at'Calgary twenty-seven Aberdeen Angus cattle sold at an average
price, of $1^4 'each. Thc average
price for Shorthorns was $100'per
head. More than $28,000 worth of
cattle changed hands at the close of
-the fair.
The Business Case. X
��� The man who looks for a long" period of business depression is quite as
foolish as tho one who thought war-
profits could last forever.���Baltimore
the fliers had hoped for, urged the
adoption of thc "amphibian" machine,
which combined thc landing facilities
of the seaplane and thc aeroplane, and
to which the great lakes and rivers
would offer splendid landing places
twelve months in'thc year.
Grante'd Larger Powers.
It is announced that the Manitoba
Government  has .granted  powers  to j
the Imperial Oil Company    to    hold
Weybum, Assiniboia and Shaunavon.
2. FLming to Walsh via Regina,
Moose Jaw and Swift Current.
3. Marchwell to Macklin Via York-
ton, Saskatooil, Biggar and Wilkic.    ._
^1. "1 ogo to Lloydminstcr via Kam-
sack, Humboldt and North Battle-
ford.- , o
The    system    provides    for    liye
through   roads  across     th    province
from north.to scith as follows:
1.    Vidora    to - Lloydminstcr    via
land valued at $2,000,000, instead of i *.IaPlc    Crcck'    Hatton, Estuary and
a.ong thc wi.st boundary of the province.
the former authority which limited
them to $150,000. It is believed" in
local financial and other circles that
this is the precursor of great activity
on the part of this corporation in
Manitoba oil prospect districts.   ~~
Onc hundred divorce cases were
started in Detroit in a week, as
against only S7 marriage licenses issued. -
Japan's population, as revealed by
the census recently completed, is 77,-
005,000, of which 55,960,000 arc in
Japan and 17,284,000 in Korea.
Thc Idea Nazionale says it learns
from Zara that two Italian military
aeroplanes have joined the forces of
Gabriele D'Annunzio^at Fiume.    '
Premier Rhallis tendered to King
Constantino the resignation of the
Greek Cabinet, but was requested to
remain in office until Parliament begins its  session.
The northwest corner of Dundas
and Yonge streets, Toronto, has been
sold by Robins, Limited, for $425,000.
The price figures .out al about $5,000
a foot for land and buildings.
The Secretary of thc Admiralty
stated in thc British House of Commons, that the admiralty had not purchased a large anthracite "property ;n
British Columbia and had no intention
of'doing so.   \
Thc Irish Home Rule Bill, as
slightly   modified   by   thc   House   of
Where Wheat Grows
All Enemies of Britain
0    .r,.     T  L        .      . _       , Lords, has been adopted by the House
2.    Ihc International Boundary toi^c   p-     m������,      ,,-.
>r.,  .  ..    ,T   . .     ���   ....        ���   .,  ' ot    Commons.    .-The    measure    now
Midnight    Lake    via Cadillac,  Swift   ������jc ���  .    f.    ���      .   .      ,       .    ,
needs only thc Royal signature to become a law. _    ��
Fire    losses    in    the Dominion of
)XX    Xy.   ATmr fc'vsts    and    jet arc   the  two
r*  l       j 'moist wid Iy-used mourning stones.
.    .Remit by  Dominion Express  Money  Order
. Ii .loss or stolen, vou set  vour money  bark
IIURBS is a iemedyvfor the relief of Con.
stipation, Indigestion, Biliousness, Rheumatism, Kidney Tioubies. It is well-known,
having been .extensively advertised, since it
was first manufactured in 1888, by dist ibu-
tion of large quantities of Almanacs. Cook
Books, Health. Books, etc., which are furnished to agents free of charge.      The remedies
'are sold at a price that allows ajfent 'to
double their money. Write Alonzo O. Bliss
Medical. Co.,. 124 St, Paul Street East, Mon-
rea!, Canada. -   Mention "this paper.
n:p ut* i o try THEM
"Friends'of Freedom" Use Any Old
.- Pretext to Attack Br.taln.
The organizations of friends of
freedom in the United States are
multiplying so fast that it is difficult
to keep track of-thv.m all. At a recent
gathering in Ncw York'there were
represented Friends of Freedom for
Ireland, .Friends'of Freedom for India, Friends of Freedom for Egypt,
Fncnds of Freedom for South Africa
and Friends of Freedom for Mesopotamia.
"The Woodstock- Sentinel-Review
points out that they might all bc
classified as enemies ' of England.
Thcy" hissed when England', or a
British statesman was mentioned.
Thcy cheered the mention of Soviet
Russia. "-Most of them were evidently in sympathy.-'with^ Germany,.-as0 a
rcal friend of^ freedom. Probably
few ,of "them -"knew' the meaning of
freedom; their talk about' freedom
was merely a pretext for au attack of
England. One of-, the Friends of
.Freedom for India evoked great applause by h.s promise of the speedy
expulsion of Great Britain from his
coyxi'try. This expulsion would be effected, he promised, by an army of
50,000,000 men, all well arnted, equipped, and maintained out of India's
inexhaustible resources. Probably
the worst'that its worst enemy could
desire for India would be the organization of'"-such an army. Great
Britain has madc mistakes in the government of India.,.-\Vho could undertake to'govcrn such a country and escape mistake's? But what would India bc today without Great Britain?
But as thc Ncw York_ Times lets'it
be lcno.wn, it ii not freedom, but,an
irreparable loss to freedom by���the destruction of. the British Empire, that
thescpcopltf seek. The Times warns
these,agitators-that the United Statcs,
Current, Rosctown,    Biggar, _ Battle-
ford and North Battlcford. *
���3.   Assiniboia to Prince Albert via
Moose Jaw, Watrous and Dana.
4. Forward to Mclfort via Regina,
Southey, Raymore, Dafoe and Watson. .��,
��� 5.    North Portal to Prceceville via
Carlyle,  Whitewobd and  Canora.
The class of construction proposed
to be adopted" on this system will
be surfaced with gravel on such portions where gravel can be obtained
convenient to' the work to make this
possible. It is proposed to provide
a minimum width of 20 feet of travel-
able( roadway which for ordinary
turnpiking will require a minimum
width from outside to outside of
ditch of 32 feet.
Hon. S. J. Latta, Minister of Highways, in announcing the plan, said:
"It should bc clearly understood,
that this indicates thc general plan
only and not thc detailed and completed systcirf as it will finally appear.
"It should also' be emphasised that
thc special attention which will be
paid to the 7,160 miles in the system
will not cause any. alteration in our
general programme of highway improvement for the 'entire province; or
any neglect of thc programme for
'Better Roads' which has been so
heartily indorsed by our municipal
officials and with which they arc so
zealously ccT-operating, with very
few exceptions,    ^hcre arc approxi-
Added     Wealth    to     the     Country
Through Discovery *>f Marquis    t
Nine-tenths of the Canadian wheat
crop is grown' in thc northwest, in
thc great broad wheat belt that extends from Manitoba to Alberta. Saskatchewan ranks first as a wheat producing province, followed by Manitoba and Alberta in order. It is predicted that some timc in the future
Canada will produce more wheat than
the United States. At thc present
timc there is 'not one-tenth of thc
good wheat land in Canada under cul-
ivation. Dr. Saunders' discovery of
Marquis wheat has resulted in��26,000,-
Tne Home
An   Acknowledged   Expert   in
All  Matters  Pertaining  to
Household Management.
In our larger cities, and especially
whcie rents arc high, there is a decided movement to havc rooms suited to more than onc purpose.
Thc better apartments, consisting
of i^ree or four rooms, are in great
demand if this arrangement is possible. The living room is so decorated and furnished that it makes a delightful place to dine as well. One
apartment which I saw recently con-
j '     i
" Winter in Canada "
Attractive Christmas Greeting Book- '
let. Issued by the C.P.R.     ..*,;.
|    That Canada is the greatest country , ^
, in the world for Winter Sports" and   ",
, that it isn't the cold and barren coi��n-\
1 try that many people to the. south im-
, agine, is emphasized in story and pic- - ���
! ture  in  a very attractive  Christmas
greeting booklet issued by the C:P.R.",-''
and  entitled  "Winter    in    Canada." ^
There has been a  feeling for many
years in other countries that Canada
is virtually frozen up in the'winter
time,   but" this" pretty   little  booklet.-
proves that the Dominion is, a most
wonderful winter resort where sports
may be enjoyed to the-full extent.        *
The cover of this handsome booklet^
is finished in blue, yellow and  gold
and portrays the "great toboggan slide
x mm
. x:$M
- X tel
- "*s?|
sistcd of four rooms and was to be   on    Dufferin    Terrace, Quebec, witlT
used by three people.     There was an | the magnificent Chateau Frontenac in"
all-white kitchen with washable walls | the background.      As sthe little vol-
of creamy yellow.     Thc built-in fca-' umc shows,  Canada is a country of.
lures���such a cabinet, ice box and
wash tubs���wcrc of snowy white
washable finish.   There was a charm-
many climates, with roses blooming at
Christmas on Vancouver Island, while
in the colder areas winter'sports are
ing breakfast nook with thc necessary J being enjoyed to the limit.     It con
r.       ,   .    VT .      .     i 1000 bushels of'wheat bcing grown in
��,*nfia l".?��!VC���^r Iaf 4 totalled $2,- j the Unkcd Slates and Canada in 191gf
morc   than   would  have  beenj.grown
086,500, not including losses of less
than $10,000, whicli would probably
add another 15 per cent, to thc aggregate.
The U.S. fcdcral (government filed
suit against John D. Rockefeller,
charging him with making "incorrect,
misleading and-false" statements concerning his income tax- returns for
Thc printing presses of the Austro-
Hungarian Bank are said to bc turning out 2,000,OCO crowns" an hour,
working day and night. Thc bank
prints thc paper money of all the succession  states.   ���
- Great Britain is fully considering
the question of discussing naval building plans wilh the United Statcs and
Japan before deciding on a building
programme, Premier Lloyd - Georg"c
said in Commons, replying to a question.
Dealing in grain futures would bc
declared "a gambling contract" punishable by a fine for the first offense,
and by a jail sentence for other offenses under the terms of a bill to be
introduced at t he coming scsion of
the Minnesota Legislature.
Orientals will not bc permitted to
Ira.n as nurses in thc.Vancouver General Hospital; at least, until the mat-
had the discovery nol been made. At
an average pricc of %2 a bushel it
means that the wealth of-- the two
countries is increased,, by $52,000,000
in that one year.
.V/hal ng Industry.
It is proposed by the(Vancouver
Island Whaling Company, Limited, to
establish a modern plant for the extraction of oil and manufacture of
fertilizer on thc shore" of-Barclay
Sound next ycar. Four steamers
havc been acquired.
built-in features. In this way the
kitchen was a three-purpose room. It
served as a laundry, a breakfast room
as well as a kitchen.
In ihis particular family two of thc
three went out to work each day. The
housewife was a delicate little woman who had many days when she was
tains a brief resume of winter sports,
at thc principal points from the Pacific to Jhc Atlantic. A bright feature
of thc number is the sblcndid array of
photographs which tell thc sto"ry of
Canada in winter, and mirror the popularity of winter sports ^s no other
method can adequately do.     A pic-
physically unable to do much house-   ture of interest to locaKurling enthu-
work. When she realized the rather
permanent nature of .her physical condition, shc did the very sJns.blc thing
of giving up hcr seven-room home
and taking this smaller onc. '
A combination living-d.ning-room
can be madc a thing of beauty and
real usefulness by careful furnishing,
or it may be, made to disclose itsv.lf as
siasts is that of a curling scene during thc Winnipeg Bonspiel which includes .such celebrities as Mac. Roch-
on, Frank Casside, Bob Dunbar and
others, watching a rock being
Royalties in  London.
Early in December, London (Eng-
a makeshift. The treatment of the iland) had an- unusual number oj
walls should be made the first con- | Royalties staying there..- In addition
sideration. The vcry latest idea in! t0 Kin�� GeorSe and Qucen U^
walls is- to have them finished in a | there wcre the Kl"S and Queen oi
neutral shade of lusterless, washable, SPain- thc KmS and QueenMrf Den-
paint.      A grayish or creamy brown
.The Only Real Nerve Tonic is a Good
Supply of Rich, Red Blood.
'"If people would only atfnd to
their blood, instead of worrying
themselves ill," said an eminent nerve
specialist, "wc doctors would not see
our consulting rooms crowded witli-
nervous wrecks. More people suffer from worry than anything else."
The sort of thing which the specialist spoke of is thc nervous run-down
condition caused by overwork and
the many anxieties of to-day. Sufferers find themselves t red, low-
spirited and un&ble to keep" their
minds    on    anything.      Any   sudden
tone makes a suitable background for
almost any furniture. The plainness of the wall makes it possible to
use either plain or figured hangings.
Thc littic home of which I speak
had a most attractive living room.
It was a bit out of thc ordinary,
and any clever woman can adapt
,lhc description to her particular
need. The walls wcrc'finished in a
neutral gray. Likewise, the wood
work was finished    in    a
mark   and
the    King'and Queen-of
Oriental Hunger Striker Dead.
Aftcr only a thirteen-day fast, the
first hunger striker on record, in the
Orient, died. He was a prisoner'in-
carcerated in connection 'with *the
Corean independence movement.   , w
A Safe Pill for Suffering Women.��� '
The secluded life of    women    which
somewhat! permits of little healthful- exercise, is
lighter shade of^gray.      Set against | ?hefl^ac^aUSe- ��f dcra��ee���nts  ��f-'��
Cook's Cotton Rod Compos
A to/e, reliable rtrniat'nf
mrtHeuu. Cold io J^r��e d*"
eree* oi etrenglh���Ni>, I, Sit
No. 2, S3; No. 8, ti per boa.
, Bold by all drucmiti. or arnt
prepaid oa reccip*  of  fries.
. FreO'^-pampblct; , Addrem
VOBOaiO, OM?. 'JFmMfSi Wriw.)
Ataenea1! Pioneer
Dot Reraediei
and How to feed
Muled    Free    to    tny
Addrew   byr lh��
H.  CT.AY  r.i OVER
CO.,   TNC,
11 a    West    31*t-��treet.
New  York: V.S A.
this province and wc do nol propose
to take up any programme for improving a portion of these if it would
involve negjcct.iig the balance, and
we hope to carry on the work of
general highway improvement on a'l
the main highways of the province
with the samc efficiency and service
as we have endeavored to
the past."-
noise hurts like a blow."""   Thcy are
 .  .    ���m.     .,        ,       . .    .   . ^r has Dem given further considera-   fun 0f groundless fear, and    do    not
matcly J2.000 miles of main roads in   lion.     This was dcddcd at a mcetbg
of thc board of directors, which referred the whole question back to a
special committee.
AN Montreal Star cable from Coblenz says: "As matters stand now, the
United Statcs do~s not intend to withdraw thc army of occupation from
Germany, Gen. Allan, commander of
the expcdit.onary forces, stated to
American correspondents. ���
Dominion note circulation, according to the December statement,
amounts' to $326,839,592.--, It is covered by gold to thc extent of $96,021,-
slecp well at night. Headaches and
other nerve pains arc part of the
misery, and it all comes from starved
nerves.    -
Doctoring the nerves with poisonous sedatives is a tcrrib'c mistake.
The enly real nerve toire is a good
supply of rich, red blood. Thrr fore
to relieve nervousness md run-down
health Dr. Williams Pink Pills
should bc taken. These pills make
new, rich blood, which strengthens
the nerves, improves thf> appetite,
gives ncw strength and spirits, and
makes hitherto despondent people
bright and cheerful. If you arc at
all "out of sorts" you shcu'd begin
taking Dr. Wi'liams' Pink Pills.
You   can   get   these   pills   through
any d-alcr'in medicine, or by m-il at
who   arp   its   fripnrU   now'  anrl ' t-hev I internally and acts through the Blood on the   "  ..""""" .""'   ""'""*""   "'   "''*'"w'""'  "~   j 50 cents a box or six boxes  for $2.50
wno  arc  its  menets  now,  and   tliey | Mut0Ui> Surfaces _of__tl,e .System.     HALL'S  cunties to a lurfhcr extent of $173,-   from The Dr. Williams'Medicine Co.,
thc walls were candelabra of silver
finish, in groups of two. These had
silken shades of old rose.
The rug was of Chinese blue in a
typical Chinese design. This rqg
was an American-made rug, and,
although it was of the finest of this
type,, it cost but a fraction of the
price of a real Oriental.
Sonic of the "chairs were of the
straight-back    gray    wood    variety,
'  y '->
: ���-���%��� v��l
v ^Xi\
and liver, and is accountable, for thc pains and lassitude ��� that
so many of them experience, Parmelce's Vegetable Pills will correct K^,�������^,^|
regularities of the digestive ,organsVkJ^'MI
and restore health and vigor. ���HTh*-: -���r-ifvK?!
most de'icate womin can. use theniS* '*'�� **$1
with .safety., because their , action^
while effective," is mild and soothing. T
Wool Shipments,
During the year the Southern Alberta  Wool   Growers  shipped sixty-'
There was one fireside type of chair   seven  carloads of wool or about 1,-
givc    in
$100 Reward, $100
Catarrh is a local disease greatly influ
enccd by constitutional conditions. It there
fore      requires       constitutional       treatment
whose hospitality they abuse, knows | HALL'S CATARRH  MEDICINE is taken  001 and bv deposits of annroved sc-
wcre_not,_and_arc not(_Egyptian_or_LCATARRH  MEDlClNE_dcstrovs the_ fown-_ ggg q->5
Italian -Nationalists .or Sinn   Feiners   dation of the di5Mse'    8ives    the    patic,,t
of Ireland. ~ But the agitators will
probably continue to.-abuse-the hospitality" of the United States, and in
tfcc name of freedom will probably
cffijjjnuc ,to 'work'for the destruction
gives     the     pa
strength by improving the general health and |
assists nature in doing its work.     $100.00 for'
any case of Catarrh that HALL'S CATARRH
MEDTCINE  fails to cure.
Druggists' 75c.      Testimonials  free.
F.  J.   Cheney  &  Co.,  Toledo,   Ohio.
Unknown Warrior's Coffin.
Thc fittings of the Unknown Warrior's coffin���eight handles, breast-
Travellers to and from Germany piate and an attachment for a sword
only' cafry sums bf money to thc j _WCre made by a Welshman, Mr. D.
value of 1,00,0-mark's in any one day.j j. Williams, of * Porthyrawr, Carnar-
or 5,000 in a calendar month. Larger  -von.
sums; must\bc transmitted-through (-'They  are of wrought  iron  and a
banks.  ���--;    "" - (special antique design.
Nora Henrietta, Dowager Countess
Roberts, widow of the late Marshal
Earl Roberts, is dead at her residence
in Ascot Hiath. Countess Roberts
was- the daughter of the late Captain
John Bcws of thc 73rd Regiment, and
married Eail Roberts in 1859. Earl
Roberts died'in  1914.
' The German National Party has introduced in the Reichstag a resolution
providing for thc establishment of a
national day of mourn ng for the Empire, thc date to bc fixed jn agrcc-
I mcnt with thc wishes of the churches
Brockviile, Onx~
j     Mr. Williams atso madc thc antique   and religious bodies.      Thc proposed
I linmniprrrf  rnitinir��; at Carnarvon  Cns-' >!..<>  wnnM  Tin   �����   irftnt;   tn   tUr.  ,.,.,,..
^It is proposed to adoot the aero-1 hammered railings at Carnarvon Cas-|<jay would be a tribute to thc mem-
for      further    discoveries in" tIc at thc timc of tllc investiture of.
Darkest Africa.
I thc Prince of Wales.
Not Aspirin at All without the "Bayer-Cross1
coaiaiaa proper directions for Colda,
Headache, Toothache. Earache, Neuralgia, Lumbago, Rheumatism, Neuritis, Joint Paina, and Pain generally.
Tin bo^es of 12 tablets cost bufe
* few cents.   Larger "Baye?" packages.
Tktrt is ��alr *��* A��plria-i"Bayesr"���Yaa mart **y "Saye**
Amlrta 1�� th�� trttie sa��r!c (r��*Ir3����S Sa C*a*a��) of Baysr Manufacture of Mono-
tasetlcx .fdeeter of BallaytlcacW.    Wfcil* te tt irelt kiown that Aipirin  taeassi* Bayer
Ssaofactare, to Mslrt th* publle *ssln��t fraltsUore, 4h�� Tablets of Buyer Compaay
��Ui >>�� ����*��P��* W��to tael' *��a����l *��de KWS, tli* *��a*er- Cross."
The aame "Bayer" identifies th��
tsAy genuine Aspirin,���the Aspirin
prer-cribed by physicians for over nineteen years and now made in Canada.
Always buy aa unbroken package
of "Bayer Tablevs oi Aspirin" -whicli
ory    of
thc    fallen    of    the   Great
Thc    appropriations    to be  asked
Nights of Agony comc in the train
of  asthma.      Thc   victim  cannot  lie
down   and  sleep  is  driven   from  his , ..     TT   c   ,- ,    . A.
brain.      What  grateful  relief  is  the from the U- S- Congress during the
immediate effect of Dr.   J.   D.    Kcl- ycarjicgmnmg with July'l next, in-
logg's Asthma Remedy.     It b-Miish"s elude $935,000,000 for the   army de-
the frightful_ conditions,    clears . the partment,  and $965,000,000    for thc
Remarkable Battleship Model. ,
For many years past it lias been thc
cuFtom of lhc British Admiralty to
use working models of thc machinery
and apparatus on board ship for thc
instruction of cadets. This system
of preliminary training has hitherto
been applied mainly to forccastlc-
hcad operations, such .is the working
of windlassos, capstans, chain-stoppers, anchors aud so on. Recently,
however, it has been extended to the
structural arrangement of thc whole
ship's interior. Thc first_ model ot
this kind hab been constructed by a
British firm to represent accuiately
thc equipment ot Britain's largest
���deep and roomy. It was covered
in striped velour in a two-tone old
blue. There ^ were low stools
that might have been considered
chairs without backs.
And since this room was to be a
dining room as well as a living
room, therc was a gray gateleg
table. When not in use this was
placed back against the wall. Several current magazines might ,bc
found'On it. But at dinner time it
was pulled out into thc middle of the
room and with its leaves lifted it
could be madc'^to accommodate, as
many as six diners.
The dishes were kept in thc kitchen
"cabinet. - Table~lincn'was"~storcd iii
the dresser drawer in the bedroom.
Another feature of this pretty room dogs,
was its table-bed. This, could be unfolded for thc guest who stayed over
night.. These' beds that fold ihto
tables are among thc newest in furniture. Thcy come in single a^id
double size. For a small consideration extra, thc furniture shop agreed
to havc the bed-table finished in gray.
But you. wcre most sure thc room
contained a 'small sideboard. But
upon examination you found that tht>
beautiful piece of furniture that was
covered by a scarf and held a bowl
of luscious fruit was none other Ih.vi
onc of tlic newest tabic phonographs.
400,000 pounds; this is approximately 500,000 pounds more than last
year's total. Altogether the total
wool clip,' incuding quantities forwarded independently, was-\va!ucd at
$2,000,000. .,    "   ,-
There    are
wasps   which,   when
varieties ' of
they lay eggs,
surround them with caterpillars, in
order that the young, when they appear,
may    be    well    supplied .with
Ears   which    "wiggle" are said tO"
indicate versatility of character;
French burglars recently madc"use���
of   chlorine;   gas   to overcome watch-
passages, and enables the afflicted one
to again sleep as soundly and rc&tfully
as a child. Insist on thc genuine a��
your nearby druggist.
"Why don't you- go into business,
"I intended to, your Honor."
"Yes.       I    expected   to    open   -a
"Ah, a laudable intention*     What
prevented your"
"I hadh't the tools."
S ightly Off.
j'What's this 'proletariat* I read
about in the papers, Mike?"
"It's what the cowboys use to katch
wild horses, yc ignoramus.' *
navy. Thc total for war is thus-$I,-
900,000.000. The next war may bc a
long way off. If the United Statcs
keeps up its outlay on preparation at
the rate-propos d, it will not need a
year to get ready to strike, as it did
in connection with the last war.���
Montreal, Gazette.
Littic Jimmic Pester.���"You promised to take me to thc 200 to see thc
His Mother.���"I know I did, dear,
but we won't have timc. Your father
will be home to dinner in a few minutes and you may sit up and go-to
I the table, with him."
Strawberries can now be kept sufficiently fresh for jam-making by
freezing for a period of months.
We publish simple, straight testimonials from well known people, not
press agents' interviews.
From all over America thcy testify
to thc merits of MINARD'S LINIMENT, thc best of Household Remc-
MINARD'S LINIMENT CO., LTD.   Padfic Grain Company and C. Gardner Johnson & Co.
Grain Shipments Next Spring.
Five thousand tons of wheat for thc
United Kingdom through thc port of
Vancouver, B.C., and another order-
for five thousand tons almost closed
with prospects of considerable additions to these figures before navigation on Jhe Great Lakes opens in the
spring, is Ihf news announced by officials at the Canadian Government
elevators  and   those  of   the  Alberta
WTiy suffer from corns when they
can be painlessly rooted out by using
Holloway's Corn Remover.
W.   N.   U.   1348
The   months   of February, March
and November always begin on the
same day of the week in all normal
I years of SdS days.
- Ocean to Ocean AcriSl Transport.
As a result of the recent transcontinental flight madc under government
auspices in relays of 250 miles each,
the feasibility of ocean to ocean aerial
transport in Canada is expressed by
authorities, and that relays may be
extended to 300 or 400 miles.
Yilll f ^r,Ee]-8lc* ftrsSife
A Japanese Launching Custom.
When  the Japanese ship is ready
for launching, a large cage' filled with
birds is hnug over thc bow, and as
the ship  glides  into the  water,  the'
birds  are   released.      The   Japanese!
sailors believe firmly that by no other
means may a ship be assured good
luck.     The birds, they say, will, in
gratitude for their liberty, guide the
ship to safety in times of peril.
��yw inissaed by
Minard's Liniment For Diphtheria.
m     ��. ^?* *5f 5*"*��*^   "*      Music as a curati-sa pewer -was ��s*
W���to*$to%��teJ&*m**5i  ployed by the Romaas   fc   cue.   of
1 Stasias $S* mmtfy �������� ��a**��flj, gout aad saattca.
Keeps Baby's
Skin Healthy
IF every mothe? could only
realize the danger whids
lurks in the neglect of chafing
end skin irritations she would
not taks citances on being
without Dr, Chase's Ointment
$0 apply after baby's bath.
' St ��mcts - th* developmest et
sewm* and xaa��es ii�� aHa iwfi,
smo��t&'vi�� v��lT9iy.
& c��at�� a bax; ft& 4����3��% e? Xtfa
It %.;...-���?- *7     , ��"���*-*
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������~~~TT~M~~ I 111 IMIHTTW'"
Is ��2.50 a year strictly in advance, or $3
when not paid for three months or more
bave passed. To Great Britain and thc
United States $3., always in advance.
Delinquent Co-Owner Notices $25.00
Coal and Oil Notices     7.00
Rstray Notices 3-����
Cards of Thanks    1.00
Certificate of Improvement  12.50
(Where more than one claim appears ir notice, $5.00 for each additional claim.)
All other legal ���advsrtlsing, 12 cents a
line first insertion, and 8 cents a line for
each subsequent insertion, nonpariel
Transcient display advertising 50 cents
nn inch each insertion.
Business locals I2j4c. a line each iu-
"Ring Out the Old
Ring in the New."
Municipal Council.
Ratepayers will soon be asked to
decide on'a new council for the
coming year. Those who serve the
public in municipal office tread a
thorny path and there are seldom
garlandB of roses at its end. The
public do not appear to award
praise or blame where it is deserved
consequently representative citizens
are loathe to sit on the Council
Board. During the past <��� year the
City Fathers have given many
hours of faithful service in the
interests of our fair city and have
done much good work, and it is
only fair to give credit where'credit
is due. The council has had many
difficult problems to Bolve all of
which have been handled in a
capable and efficient manner.
During the next term there will
probably be even greater matters
brought up to be settled intelligently and in the best interests of
Greenwood. Probably not one in
ten know the financial position of
the city, therefore would it not be
-well to have the financial statement
published in order that ratepapers
may take a greater interest in civic
affairs. Another suggestion worthy
of attention is that women are often
more far seeing than mere man and
wonld it not be a good idea to have
one or two eit-on the Council
Board as well as the School Board?
Besides the Electric Light question yet to be settled there are
many other things the council
might be able to.tackle. With the
aid of the Industrial Commission,
theCity Fathers could inaugurate,
promote or finance an industry for
Greenwood. This can be done if
all will only help the few who are
doing good work, bufe getting no
thanks for their services.
Let it be resolved that the new
council will leave no stone unturned nntil it has successfully aided in
establishing an industry for this
In conclusion it might be well
to point out that there is nothing
to be gained by abuse.   Each city,
J each-town���has-its own peculiar
problems and in solving them invective and diabtrite ��� should play no
part.   Eather let each one of us,
' recognizing the necessity for it, cooperate in all matters pertaining to
civic welfare. Only in thiB way
can we keep the city alive.
(Written specially for The Ledge.)
Scarcely have the echoes of the
joyous Xmas bells with their ''glad
tidings of great �� joy" died away,
than other bells, the bells which
mark time, are calling our attention to the significant fact that
another year has passed behind us
into space. A year composed of
moments, days, weeks and months
has gone beyond recall.
With the death, or passing of
everything there is a sens3 of loss
and sadness. With the human
being or the flowers that bloom in
summer, and die, we have the hope
that the passing is only temporary.
Mother nature with her wonderful life giving energy, renews the
life of vegetation in the wonderful
resurrection. The return of spring
year by year "while the earth re-
uaaineth seed time and harvest
shall not fail." But there is no
resurrection of Time. When we
breathe the last breath of 1920 we
know that the year has passed for
ever. The year has been fraught
with momentuous happenings.
Although two years have passed
since tho Armistice, the world is
far from being at Peace, the nations
are still in the cauldron brewing
the aftermath of tho war.
How much longer will it take to
throw out the scum, aud let us see
those who are left "clothed in
their right mind" like the man out
of whom the devils were cast?
The refining purifying procession
is slow, yet it is proceeding and let
us hope that as the last flickering
breath of 1920 is breathed forth
the New Year may usher in a
clean page, one which to record the
winning of the Peace, and that the
message which the Angels sang
has been accepted, that men have
grown weary of strife, discontent
and anger, and are united in fellowship and goodwill towards each
Sealed tenders will be recehed bv the Minister of Lands at Victoria, not later than noon
on the 6th, day of January, 1021, for the purchase of Licence X2%4, to cut 580 000 feet of
Yellow Pine, Tamarac and Tir, ou an area situated  near Westbridge, Similkameen District.
One (1) year will be allowed for remoial
of titnbor.
Further particulars of the Chief Foicster,
Victoria, B. C, or District Foi ester, Nelsou,
Sealed tenders will be received by the Minister of Lands at Victoria, not later than noon
ou the 6th day of January, 1921, for the
purchase of Licence X2S93, to cut 267,000 feet
of Fir, Tamarac aud Spruce, on au area situated on Norwegian Creek, SiuiilUaiuceu District.
One il) year will bc allowed ior removal
of timber.
Further particulars of the Chief Forester,
Victoria, B. C, or Distiict Foi ester, Nelson,
Dealer in Farm Produce, Railroad Tics
Cedar Poles, and Fence Posts, Farm and
Fruit Lands For Sale. List your lauds
with me,    Have a buyer for good r-uich
Dealer in Second-hand Furniture
and Clothes, Metals, Sacks,
Horses,  Cattle,  Etc.
E. W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer and
Chemist, Box biio8, Nelsou, B. C.
Charges:���Gold, Silver, Copper or Lead
$1.25 each. Gold-Silver J1.75. Gold-
Silver with Copper or Lead ��3 00. Silver-Lead $2.00. Silver-Lead-Zinc jfo.oo.
Charges for other metals, etc., on application.
Trail Ore Receipts
During the peiiod Dec. 14th to
21st the Consolidated Mining
ing and Smelting company received
9967 tons of ore at its smelter
in Trail. The receipts are as follows:
Canada Copper, Allenby
Horn Silver, Similkameen
JoBie, Rossland
North Star, Kimberley
Paradise, Lake Windermere
Company Mines
A. gentle zephyr wafted the foi
lowing resolutions into our sanctum:
Besqlved to  let   people  mind
their own business.
To assist everybody in everyway
To forgive our enemies,  especially those who are bigger.
To strive to be in love and charity with thy neighbor.
To subscribe for this paper.
To patronize home industries.
-  To- avoid past errors and mistakes.
To Bpeak kind words often, harsh
ones very seldom.
To attempt something  with  a
' purpose and persevere.
Goodf-bye old year.   After all we
are loathe to park   Many precious
memories as well   as  many  sad
things lo remember will be forever
linkedwith thee.    Bat time bide
ns part and however severely thon
has chastened asr yefe we find our
hardest, feelings relenting and  a
spirit of charity prevades oar being.   We forgive aa we hope to be
forgiven.    In   humility   and love
we bow onr adieu and welcome the
2iew Tear with naught but good
resolves and high aspersions that
eacli coming day will see onr lives
better,, purer aad nobler in every
set aad purpose.
FRONT ST..      NELSON,     BOX 865
Physician and Surgeon
That he has located at Greenwood
Office    -   Guess Block.
Residence   -   Dr. MacLean's House
Office Phone ��o.       Residence Phone 69
Culameen Bolel
One of the largest hotels In
the city.    Beautiful location,
fine rooms and lasty meals.
Nicely lurnished rooms, by the
daf, week or month
. Nilson     - -Proprietor
616 Vernon St.. Nelson
Brick building aud finely furnishecTrooins
JOHN BLOMBERG    -   - Proprietor
Dealer in
Orders Promptly Filled
The Closing Year
The Rossland Miner says it has
good news for tbe people of that
town, having ascertained from an
official source that it is the intention of the Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company ��� of Canada,
Limited, operating the big gold
copper mines here and the smelter
at Trail, as well as other mines in
British Colombia, to continue
operations here ~~ throughout��� the
winter, tbe possibility being that
operations will be 'conducted on a
much larger scale tb'tn for some
Corporation of the City of Greenwood
PUBLIC NOTICE is liere?>y eiven to the
electors of tiie Municipality of tlic City of
Greenwood, tliftt I require the presence of the
said electors in the Cit>- HiiU in the City of
Greenwood on Uio 10th day of January, lie I, at
12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing
Persons to represent them in tt e Municipal
Council RS Mayor and Aldermen, and for thc
pnrposc of decline one person as School Tras-
tee and one person as Police Commissioner
for the Municipality of the Corporation of thc
City of Greenwood.
The mode of nomination of candidates shall
be n�� follows:
The candMiitos shall he nominated in writ
lag; the writing; shall be subscribed by two
voters of tho municipality as proposer and
seconder, nnd shall be delivered to the Returning Officer at any time between the date of the
notice and 2 p.m. of th? day of tho nomination
nnd in tlie event of �� poll being necessary, such
poll will be opened on the 13tli day of January
A.D. 1921,between the hoar-, of fl a.m. ancl 7
p.m. at the said City Office, of which eyery person is hereby required to take notice "End govern himself accordingly.
Tbe persons qualified to bc nominated for
(tad elected as Mayor of the City shall be snch
persons as are male British subjects of the full
Sge of twenty-one jearg, and lire not disqualified nnder any law, and have been for tbe six
months next preceding the d.ty of nomination
the registered owner, in' the Land Registry
Office, of xtal property in the city of the assessed value on the Ia->fc tntuiicipsl assessment
roll of One Thousand Dollars or more; over and
above any registered Judgment or charge and
who aro otherwise daly qualified as municipal
The persons qualified to be nominated for and
elected as Aldermen, Sclioo! Trances and
Police Commissioners of said City, shall be such
persons a.s are, BritUb subjects of the fnli
age of twenty oae y^ars, and are not disqualified under any-law. amlhiie been Cot six month-*
next preceding thedity of nomination the registered owner, in the Land ^Registry Office, of
land or reaf pt-optrty in the city of the as3esse4
value, on the last Manicipal Assessment roll cf
five hundred dollars or more over and above
any registered iadgf'mens ���or charge, acd who
are otherwise dniy qciiiiie��l af municipal
Given under icy hand ��t Greeim-iod tliiaahh
day of December, A.D. 1330.
-T   /'    ��� G_ S; WALTERS,
.  ���      Bilrjrninjr Ofiiojr.
'Tis midnight's iholy hour���and silence now
Is brooding like a gentle spirit o'er
The still and pulseless world.   Hark! on the winds
The bell's deep tones are swelling; 'tis the knell
Of the departed year.    No funeral train
Is sweeping'past; yet, on the stream and wood,
With melancholy light the moonbeams rest
Like a pale, spotless shroud; the air is stirred
As by a mourner's sigh; and on yon cloud,   {
That floats so still and placidly through heaven,
The spirit of the'seasons seem to stand���
Young Spring, bright Summer, Autumn's solemn  form
And winter with his aged locks���and breathe
Injtuournful cadences that comes abroad
Like tKe far windbarp's wild and touchinglwail,
A melancholy dirge o'er the dead year,
Gone from the earth forever.    'Tis a'titne
For memory and for tears.   Within the deep,
Still chambers of the heart a spectre dim,
Whose tunes are like the wizard voice'of Time.
Heard from the tomb of ages, points its cold
And solemn finger to the beautiful
And holy visions lhat have passed a    y,
And left no shadow of their loveliness
On the dead waste of life.   The year
Has gone, and with it many a glorious throng
Of happyjdreams.   Its mark is ou each brow,
Its shadow in each heart.   In its swift course
It waved its scepter o'er the beautiful;
And they, are uot.   It laid its pallid hand
Upon the strong man, and the haughty form -
Is fallen, and the flashing eye is dim.	
"If trod the hall of revelryjtvhere thronged
The bright and joyous, and the tearful wail
Of stricken ones is heard, where'erst the song
And reckless shout resounded,   It passed o'er
The battle plain where sword and spear and shield
Flashed in the light of midday, and the strength
Of serried hosts is shivered, and the grass,
Green fiom the soil of carnage, waves above
The crushed and mouldering skeleton.   It came
And faded like a wreathe of mist at eve,
Yet ere it melted in the viewless air
It heralded its millions to their home
, In the dim land of dreams.   Remorseless Time-
Fierce spirit of the glass and scythe���what power
Can stay him in his silent course, or melt
His iron heart to pity?   On, still en
He presses, and forever.   The proud bird,
The condor of the Andes, that can soar
Through heaven's unfathomable depths, or brave
The fury of the northern hurricane,
And bathe his plumage in the thunder's home,
Furl his broad wings at nightfall and sinks down
To rest upon his mountain crag���but Time
Knows not the weighfof sleep or weariness, ���
And night's deep darkness has no chain to bind
His rushing pinion	
Time, the tomb-builder, holds his fierce career,
Dark, stern, all pitiless, and pauses not
Amid the mighty wrecks that strew Ms path
To sit and muse, like other conquerors
Upon the fearful ruin he has wrought!
Synopsis of
land Id Amendments
Mlnimun.^price of first-class land
reduced to $5 an acre; second-olaos to
(2 60 an acre.
Pre-emption now confined to surveyed lands only.
Records will be granted covering only
.land suitable for agricultural"purposes
md which ls non-timber land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished,
but parties of not more than four may
arrange for adjacent pre-emptlona
wlth-Jolnt residence, but each making
necessary improvements on respective
claims. . f
Pre-emptors must oooupy claims for
five years and mak* Improvements to
value of $10 per acre. Including clearing and cultivation of at least 6 acres,
before receiving Crown Grant.
Where pre-emptor in occupation not
less than 8 years, and bas made proportionate improvements, he may, because of ill-health, or other cause, be
granted Intermediate certificate of Improvement and transfer his claim.
Records without permanent residence may be issued, provided applicant makes Improvements to extent of
MOO per annum and records same each
year. Failure to make improvements
or record same will operate as forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained in,
(ess than E years, and improvements
of 110.00 per acre, lnoluding 5 acres
-cleared and cultivated, and residence
of at least 2 years are required.
Pre-emptor holding Crown grant
may record another pre-emption, lf he
requires land in- conjunction with his
farm, without actual occupation, provided statutory Improvements made
and residence maintained on Crown
granted land. a     >.
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding io
wres, may be leased as homesltes;
title to be obtained after fulfilling residential and improvement conditions.
For gracing and Industrial purposes
areas exceeding 640 acres may be
leased by one person or company.
Mill, factory or Industrial sites on
timber land not 'exceeding 40 acres
may be purchased; oondltlons Include
payment of stumpage.
Natural hay meadows Inaccessible
by existing roads may be purchased
conditional upon construction of a road
to them. Rebate of one-half of cost of
road, not exceeding half of purchase
price, is made. fy-,
^ ACT.
Tbe Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.
of Canada, Limited
Offices, Smelting and Refining Department ~~
Purchasers of Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead Ores
Producers    of   Gold,    Silver,   Copper,   Bluestone,   Pig  Lead   and Zinc
The scop* of thla Act la enlarged -to
Jnoludeaa persona joining and serving with~H& ifaJesiPe iforcee. -fh,
time within which the heirs or devlMes
of a deoeased pre-emptor may apply
for title under this Act ls extended
from for one year from the death of
such person, as formerly, until one
year after the oonolusion of the present
war. Thla privilege ls also made retroactive.
No fees relating to pre-emptions are
due or payable Jr aoidlera on   pre-
emptlona recorde   "     "       -
Ta*ea are re:
nprovision foi
��d, due and been pt
.   814, on tMount Ot payments, feei
or taxes on soldiers' pre-emptions.
.j5!*re,t.��?,**rVl?JnU *�� Purchase
tPXiaM��t ^ lot* i��*M fc* members of
Allied Forces, or dependents, acquired'
for- lasu^nce   of
aub-lrorohaaera   of
acjiufring rights from
Cbe Burne Bote.
The only up/to/date Hotel io the interior,
inVvefy respect,  -
Hot and Cold Water; Steam Heat and Telephone in
each] room.
First Class Cafe and Barber Shop.     . ' ,
;���.��', Steam Heated; Electric Lighted." .<
RATES $1.00 per day aud up; European^Plan. ,
.  Bus Meets all Trains and Boats.
. x
Provision " made
Crown fl-anta to
Crown Land*,
purchasers who failed "to
purchase, lnvol' '
Ailment M opttd.  .., ,
terest and UUf. Wlur��
ers do nqi olalpa ^hple of
oel, p
i or purobas*.
id* dye and taxes may
Wn�� forfeiture, on ftd-
idltlona of purchase, in-
*f* JMf4rMttb-puroaM-
���rlglnai par.
onately   ovsr
ma must be
araalng Act. 1��1��, for
ivelopment of UVeatock Ii	
vldca for graalng districts anf'range'
administration   under 'Commissioner
issued 1
Annual graalng penults
on numbers ranged: priority,for eetab<
llshed    owners,
form Associations for
.       ���, Permits
campert ar trar<*Uara, up
ment.   Free, or partlaliyfree,
for settlers. ��� " ���
to tan head.
(Expert Optician)
K. W. C Block       -     -    Nelson
PHONE   13
Auto    and   horse
Leave    Greenwood
Daily to Meet Spokane and
���   -OroviiieTrains     ~
Autos For Hire.   The Finest
Turnouts in the Boundary
Light and Heavy Draying
Palace   Livery  And Stage
"i ��-�����
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combined with Promptness 3
are the features which go to If
make up the Service we give J|
, our customers. Are yoi^3
one of them? jl
Letterheads, Noteheads,       1
����� (Ruled or Plain) -, -   -    l"-     3S-.
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^iiUiiUiiUiUUiiliiU 4IUU iaiiUUiiUUiUiUiiiiiiiUiUUiiUiil IS
Wishing You the
Compliments of the Season
The Mineral Province of Western Canada
Has produced Minerals valued as follows:   Placer Gold, $75,722,603; Xiode
Gold, ��100,272,431; Silver, *50,4S2sS04j Lead $43,821,106; Copper, $153,680,965;
Other Metals (Zinc, Iron, ete.), $16,818,487; Coal and Coke,   $199,123,323;
Building Stone, Brick. Cemenfe, etc., $29J901,767; Miscellaneous Minerals, etc,  -
$785,918; making its Mineral Production to the end of 1919 show an
Aggregate Value of $670,649,894
Production for Year Ending December, 1919, J33,296,313
The Mining Laws of this Prorfece are more liberal and the fees lower
than those of any other Province in the Dominion, or anj colony in Ih6 British
Mineral locations are granted $o disooverers foe nominal fees.
~  Absolute Titles are eb&alned by developing such properties, the security
of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants.
Fall information, together witli mining Reports and Maps, may-he obtained
gratis hy addressing���
VICTORIA, BrftfsH Coismfcia.
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